Grading Rubrics:
Criteria for scoring papers and presentations
In addition to the writing and presentation suggestions given in various courses, you might find these models helpful in understanding how I grade-- what I look for in a paper or presentation. These cover most of the things I consider for evaluation purposes and when you can check your work for inclusion of them, you will be assured of higher performance! Remember that you are always writing to an audience, and for the purpose of these products, you need to let your audience know what you have learned and the level of mastery you have attained. If you don't show it-- I won't know it.

Term Papers: These are graded on both the content related to what you have learned in the course and your style of presenting it in writing using APA style. Your writing demonstrates how you think and reason, and your ability to clearly communicate what you know and can do in an organized manner.

Presentations: These are graded on both the content related to what you have learned in the course and on your style of presentation using sound principles of delivery and graphics.

Case Presentation for Leadership: Team presentations for cases in which leadership theories are used to describe and explain processes, and to formulate interventions.

Case presentation for OD: Team presentations of cases are evaluated on both content and process of the presentation. Case presentations are scheduled for later in the term and themes are related to OD concepts and practices for thet session.

Team Training & Development Presentation: specific application of above for simulated training presentation.

Team Handbook: This is a challenging task in which your team work together to compile and write a team handbook of several chapters or sections that could be used by a manager to implement and train teams in the workplace. You will use the reflective learning process regarding your own team to consider what a manager needs to understand about teams.

Teamwork: Your ability to work in a team setting is one of the essential skills you will develop in our program. This form of evaluation will rely on your demonstrating the quality and strength of your contribution to your teammates.

Class Participation: This is less tangible than the above forms of evaluation and I often use it for borderline grades to make a final decision. In cases where class participation is very strong it may make as much as a grade level difference (e.g., B to B+) even if it is not a borderline grade.

Webpages: Webpage design combines effective principles of design, learning theory, and content.

Proposal for Thesis/Final Applied Project: This capstone experience emphasizes your drawing on the conceptual and writing skills you have acquired throughout your work in the program. The highest level of performance is required, but all of your previous work on the assignments evaluated above should prepare you well.


Strategic Management Case Presentation: This team case presentation is a practitioner capstone compared with the final research project capstone. It requires a team to analyze a complex business case drawing on all the courses in the curriculum and propose and justify alternate strategies. This form describes criteria for evaluation of the content and process components.

Ethics Rubric: This rubric is designed to assess acquisition of ethical thinking skills by completion of the graduate program.

Oral Communication Rubric: Key factors for Oral Comm as well as for other courses in which oral presentations are used