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Current Issues in Management Paper (CIP) (20%)
In Week 4, you will be tasked with writing a research paper on a current topic related to management and supervision.
You will choose one of the following topics to research:
Â· Effective Methods of Employee Recognition
Â· Positive Reinforcement as a Motivator for Increased Work Performance
Â· Improving Job Satisfaction and Morale Through Effective Communication
Â· Contemporary Management Approaches to Attain Positive Employee Motivation and Performance
Â· Current Issues in Supervising a Diverse Workforce
Â· Advantages and Disadvantages of a Formal Performance Appraisal System
Students are expected to:
Identify, describe, analyze, evaluate and report a current issue related to management, specifically, to areas d of management that involve employee supervision
Demonstrate the ability to effectively use available research tools in supporting the content of a formal research document
Apply critical thinking and written communication skills in preparing a formal research document
Begin your research using UMUC’s Online Library – http://www.umuc.edu/library, an up-to-date and reliable source for research material. The numerous databases found in this library provide a wealth of information for you to access. It is expected that you will use these databases as the primary source for your research material. Other good research sources include other university or public libraries and material learned during this course. You can use other sources found on the Internet, however, these cannot be your primary source for research material. Internet sources are limited in quality, accuracy and scope. Using these sources you will create an “annotated bibliography.”
Required Elements to include in the CIP:
Introduction to the topic, not exceeding 125 words, providing the reader with an overview of the research topic
A summary (100-125 words) of the relevance of the topic to the study of management and supervision is presented
Document includes a list of bullet statements briefly summarizing, in the studentâ€™s own words, the main points learned as a result of the research
APA citations are required for each bullet statement included in the Table
A summary (225-250 words) giving the reader an overview of the results of the research and how it relates to the study of management and supervision
Required Formatting of CIP:
This report should be double-spaced, 12-point font and four to five page report excluding the title page, references, or the template
Use 1â€ margins (top, bottom, left and right sides), 12-font
Submit using Microsoft Word or rich text format (rtf)
Title page with your name, the course name and number, title of research paper, the date, and instructorâ€™s name.
A separate list of research sources, written in APA format, is included at the end of the document. The Internet cannot be a primary source for research material; only one Internet reference is allowed for this research project.
Use a minimum of five (5) research sources is required of which no fewer than four (4) must be sources found in the UMUC Online databases, other University research libraries and/or material included in this course. The course material can be one of these sources. No more than one (1) source can come from an Internet site.
Condense your findings (Research Results) to its essence in the form of brief paragraphs (“bullet statements”).
For ease of reading, your document must contain appropriate section headings. It is suggested you use â€œIntroduction, Relevance, Research Results, Summary, and Referencesâ€ as headings for the various sections of your research document. The use of section headings is an effective way to help you organize your research document.
Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used.â€
Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder.
Feb 8, 2015 11:59 PM
Rubric Name: Written Assignment (20%)
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