Each Session Long Project (SLP) will ask you to examine a current issue related to finance and strategic planning in the field of education. The goal is to critically analyze the issue, determine your position on the issue, and discuss how you would manage communicating your position to relevant personnel, community members, students, or other stakeholders.
Higher Education Leadership Students:
Anguiano, M. R., & Rodriguez, J. (2017). Redesigning a budget model with a grassroots approach. Planning for Higher Education, 45(3), 134144.
Compose a 2- to 3-page paper with the following components:
Introduction to the issue
State your position on the issue.
Provide a rationale for your position.
Reflect on your current or future role as an educational leader.
Identify a professional role in the field of education that might encounter this issue.
Imagine yourself in that role and respond to the following questions:
Who is impacted the most by your position on this issue?
How will you communicate your position, and what factors are important to consider in your message, so they understand and support the rationale for your position?
Your paper will be assessed on the following criteria:
Assignment-driven criteria – Demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way.
Scholarly writing – Demonstrates mastery and proficiency in scholarly written communication to an appropriately specialized audience.
Quality of references and organization – Demonstrates mastery using relevant and quality sources, and uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to support ideas, and convey understanding of the topic and shape the work.
Citing sources – Demonstrates mastery using in-text citations or sources and properly uses APA format, including a full reference list.
Critical thinking/Application to Professional Practice – Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem, and viewpoints and assumptions of experts are analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated thoroughly. Conclusions are logically presented and applied to professional practice in an exceptional manner.