Capstone Applied Project

This is a capstone project….It is due on Dec 12th so I will need it in exactly 2 weeks from today 15 peer reviewed sources and 5 regular This was the feed back on the first proposal…..I will attach the first proposal and the second one along with what the project is supposed to have. I will also include the Proposal rough draft. I will need to consider all of these when creating the final paper. I’m afraid your proposal seeks to boil the ocean. You simply can’t address a topic as broad as you have outlined. There are hundreds of books on various aspects of this topic. And at points you seem to be discussing Trait Theory (which has largely been debunked) and in other areas Situational Leadership. But many books have already been written on Situational Leadership (and I am friends with some of the authors, so you need to be a bit careful about your sources). You need to narrow the scope. Please re-submit an outline that is more focused. What kinds of organizational contexts are you concerned with? What specific questions of leadership methods and practices will you evaluate? How will you relate these to Biblical practices. You can come up with a good project, but right now your ideas are all over the place. This is the feed back from the second proposal I have marked this proposal as “complete,” but I still have concern about your thesis statement and the focus of the project. You reference “educational settings” in your proposal. But it is not explicitly clear whether your focus is on leadership practices in educational settings. I think you need to rework the first paragraph to contain a clear thesis statement. For instance: “Leadership in educational settings has often been marked by a, b and c, leading to x, y and z outcomes. Servant Leadership models offer a path to correct these pervasive problems. This paper will explore the dynamics of leadership in educational institutions today and explore how Servant Leadership theory and practice could be applied to build healthier and more productive educational organizations.” Something like that, with real data on current practices and clear elaboration of how structures, incentives/rewards, and management style could change, could be a solid project. This is what the Project needs to consist of Course Description: This applied integrated project is a capstone course designed to advance students’ abilities to put learned strategic leadership abilities into practice. Students will complete one of the following project options: a research project; an intervention project; a venture plan; or an applied leadership/consulting project. As set forth in the course description, this integrated project is intended to demonstrate your ability to apply strategic leadership concepts in a practical setting. In addition, regardless of the option selected, there must be a substantive integration of a Biblical worldview. That is, the student must devote at least three pages of the formal paper requirement to define and describe a Biblical worldview on the project or plan. In addressing this major component of the course, you may choose one of the following options: Research Project: this option requires you to research an issue, technique/approach or emerging trend in strategic leadership. Of the four options, this project is most like a graduate thesis paper, requiring an exhaustive review of literature and discussion of practices relating to organizational strategy. In addressing the approved topic, you must integrate key concepts and practices learned in their degree program, providing a capstone analysis and application of strategic leadership. Deliverables: A formal paper (at least 30 pages in length) that clearly and comprehensively addresses the chosen topic. The paper must be supported by at least 15 peer-reviewed sources, in addition to adequate professional and applied sources. At least three pages of the paper must define and describe how strategic leadership can be cultivated and carried out through a distinctly Biblical worldview. This section should be distinguished by its own heading. In addressing the Biblical worldview requirement, at least six Biblical passages must be specifically recognized and discussed within the context of strategic leadership. This section should substantively distinguish how strategic leadership is carried out from Christian and secular viewpoints, respectively through specific examples and applications. this is the rubric Applied Integrated Project Rubric Quality of Information 50 points 50 points Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples. Organization 10 points 10 points Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings. Amount of Information 15 points 15 points All subtopics are addressed and all questions answered with strong elaboration. Sources 10 points 10 points All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format. Mechanics 15 points 15 points No grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors. Faith Integration 10 points 10 points Biblical worldview is clearly and substantively conveyed. At least 3 pages are specifically devoted to the Biblical worldview discussion. At least 6 Biblical passages are specifically indicated. (Again I will include the orig proposal, the second one, and the rough draft to use when creating the final capstone project.