Curriculum Development

Mission Statement

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to (a) develop a mission statement, (b) identify consistency between the program mission statement and the parent institution, (c) identify collaborative input from classmates in the development of a mission, and (d) demonstrate skills in the development and articulation of ideas in a scholarly manner.

Due Date

Submit by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week 2.

Total Points Possible: 125

Requirements

Assignment Criteria for the Paper

  1. Mission statement reflects original work of the student.
  2. Mission statement reflects uniqueness of the nursing program and is congruent with the mission statement of the parent institution. 
  3. Mission statement is clear, concise, and succinct, and includes teaching and service.  
  4. Changes to the initial mission statement are identified, based on peer collaboration.
  5. There is a minimum of two scholarly references related to mission statement development. 
  1. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, references, and citations are consistent with formal academic writing and APA format as expressed in the 6th edition.
  2. An introduction and conclusion are required in the paper. 

Directions and Grading Criteria

Category Points % Description
Mission statement 20 16 Mission statement clearly identifies the program’s goal. 
Mission statement 15 12 Mission statement is congruent with the mission of the parent institution.
Mission statement 15 12 Mission statement specifically addresses how teaching and service are viewed.
Mission statement 15 12 Mission statement is concise.
Mission statement 15 12 Mission statement distinguishes this program from other similar programs.  
Mission statement 15 12 Mission statement clearly addresses target population.
Peer collaboration influence 15 12 Influence of peer collaboration on final mission and philosophy statement is clearly identified in the paper.
Graduate-level writing style   15 12 The required content includes the following. Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation Exceptional writing style with clarity, flow, and organization of information throughout the paperCongruence with APA mechanics of styleIntroduction to the assignment is presentConclusion to the assignment is presentReferences are required APA format for citing and referencing sources
Total 125 100% A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
       
Assignment Criteria Exceptional; Outstanding level of performance 100% Meets expectations 80% Needs improvement 50% Unsatisfactory level of performance 0%
  Possible Points =  110              
Mission statement clearly identifies the program’s goal.  20 Points 16 Points 10 Points 0 Points
The mission statement clearly identifies the program’s goal.       The mission statement only partially identifies the program’s goal. The mission statement minimally identifies the program’s goal. The mission statement does not identify the program goal.
Mission statement is congruent with the mission of the parent institution. 15 Points 12 Points 8 Points 0 Points
The mission statement is congruent with the mission of the parent institution. The mission statement is partially congruent with the mission of the parent institution.   The mission statement is minimally congruent with the mission of the parent institution. The mission statement is not congruent with the mission of the parent institution.
Mission statement specifically addresses how teaching and service are viewed. 15 Points 12 Points 8 Points 0 Points
The mission statement clearly states how teaching and service are viewed.  The mission statement partially addresses how teaching and service are viewed. The mission statement only vaguely addresses how teaching and service are viewed. The mission statement does not address how teaching and service are viewed.
Mission statement is concise. 15 Points   0 Points
The mission statement is concise (three sentences or less). The mission statement is not concise. It is more than three sentences. 
Mission statement distinguishes this program from other similar programs.    15 Points 12 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Mission statement clearly states how this  program stands out as unique. Mission statement partially addresses the uniqueness of this program. Mission statement only vaguely addresses what sets this program apart from others. Mission statement fails to address what sets this program apart from others.
Mission statement clearly addresses target population. 15 Points 12 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Mission statement clearly addresses target population. Mission statement partially addresses target population. Mission statement lacks clear information about the target population. Mission statement fails to address target population.
Peer collaboration influence on mission statement 15 Points 12 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Influence of peer collaboration on final mission statement is clearly identified in the paper. Influence of peer collaboration on final mission statement is identified but with occasional inaccuracies or lack of clarity. Influence of peer collaboration on final mission statement does not identify specific details. Influence of peer collaboration is missing from the paper.
Format Possible Points = 15  Points        
Scholarly writing at the graduate level 15 Points 12 Points 8 Points  0 Points
0–1 error or exceptions to the rules of APA citation style, grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. Required scholarly references are included.   2–3 errors or exceptions to the rules of APA citation style, grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. Only 1 scholarly reference is included.     4–5 errors or exceptions to the rules of APA citation style, grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. References are included, however, not all are considered scholarly references.    6 or more errors or exceptions to the rules of APA citation style, grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual. References are not included, or they are not scholarly.  
Total Points Possible = 125   _____ of 125  Points
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