Organizational Overview and Problem Identification Total: 3.00 Distinguished – Provides excellent detailed

Organizational Overview and Problem Identification
Total: 3.00
Distinguished – Provides excellent detailed information on the selected organization including histories, philosophies, cultures, etc. The problem/issue that challenges the organization is appropriate and clearly identified.
Proficient – Provides sufficient information on the selected organization. For the most part, principle aspects of the organization are detailed. The problem/issue that challenges the organization is appropriate and clearly identified.
Basic – Provides basic information related to the organization. Principle aspects of the business are not described in detail, including challenges and problems that affect its future. The problem/issue that challenges the organization is vague and not clearly identified.
Below Expectations – Provides limited information on the organization and the challenges affecting its future. Unable to determine the extent of the problems and issues to address.
Non-Performance – The information related to the organization and its problems and issues is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Future Viability of the Organization
Total: 3.00
Distinguished – Clearly and concisely details how the problem/issue can affect the organization and its future viability.  Creates a sense of urgency related to the problem or issue.
Proficient – Clearly details how the problem/issue can affect the organization and its future viability.  Provides overall context, though specific detail may not be provided.
Basic – Summarizes how the problem/issue can affect the organization.  Greater applicability of problem/issue to the future viability and success of the organization could be explored and detailed in the paper.
Below Expectations – Attempts to detail how the problem/issue can affect the organization and its future viability, but applicability is not established.  Sense of urgency related to the impact of the problem/issue is not provided. Affect of not addressing problem by the organization can be addressed as well.
Non-Performance – The affect of the problem/ issue on the organization and its future viability is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Human Resources and Organizational Problem Solving
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Elaborately discusses the role of human resources and how it can provide critical advice and counsel to the organization.  Connection established between the problem or issue and value of human resources to address this challenge. 
Proficient – Sufficiently discusses the role of human resources and how it can provide critical advice and counsel to the organization.  It is evident that human resources can provide advice and counsel to the organization related to this issue.
Basic – Provides an adequate discussion of the role of human resources and how it can provide critical advice and counsel to the organization.  Additional information could be provided detailing how human resources can play a critical role in addressing this problem/issue within the organization.
Below Expectations – Attempts to discuss the role of human resources and how it can provide critical advice and counsel to the organization.  Information presented was not sufficient or relevant to establish connection between problem and issue and value of human resources to address this challenge.
Non-Performance – The role of human resources and how it can provide critical advice and counsel to the organization is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.
Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues
Total: 1.00
Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for full understanding.
Proficient – Clearly explains in details the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.
Basic – Briefly recognizes  the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.
Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Reading: Interpretation
Total: 1.00
Distinguished – Demonstrates an understanding of the multiple ways of reading and the range of interpretive strategies particular to one’s discipline(s) or in a given community of readers.
Proficient – Demonstrates that s/he can read purposefully, choosing among interpretive strategies depending on the purpose of the reading.
Basic – Identifies a purpose for reading when provided with clarification of the task.
Below Expectations – Fails to identify a purpose for reading when provided with clarification of the task.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 1.00
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.
Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension or syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
APA Formatting
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper, however, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper.  Layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting.  There are frequent errors making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Page Requirement
Total: 0.25
Distinguished – The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.
Proficient – The paper closely meets the page requirements predetermined in the assignment description.
Basic – The paper meets over half of the page requirement.
Below Expectations – A fraction of the page requirement is completed.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.
Resource Requirement
Total: 0.25
Distinguished – Provides ample resources and uses the correct amount of sources from the specified search agent.
Proficient – Provides the approximate number of sources, while using some of the correct search agents specified in the assignment instructions.
Basic – Provides over half of the  sources required in the assignment instructions.
Below Expectations – Barely provides adequate resources and unable to include sources from specified search agent.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the instructions.