MNG81001 | MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION | MANAGEMENT
Your boss is keen to understand the challenges and opportunities that technology has brought to corporate communication. She has asked you to prepare an executive summary giving a brief outline on how to embrace these challenges and opportunities in the workplace.
Please follow these guidelines to complete the assessment:
- Read the article by Argenti, P 2017, ‘Strategic Communication in the C-Suite’, International Journal of Business Communication, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 146 – 160 (located on the Blackboard – Assessment Tasks and Submission Task 1).
- Engage in research to find two other articles (academic journal, industry journal, website article, or a newspaper article) related to the impact of technology on corporate communication. Use Google Scholar and the SCU library website to do your research.
- Print and read all articles and complete the Article Analysis Form (located under Assessment Tasks and Submission) for each of the three articles. Attach each form to the back of your executive summary.
- After carefully reading the three articles, draft a two-page Executive Summary (synopsis) using the format of an Executive Summary memo. According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Ed, (2000), the word synopsis is defined as “A brief outline . . . a summary”
- Identify three headings that relate to the purpose of the memo to form the structure for the body of your work. Support for each heading must come from at least TWO of your THREE sources. Use one quotation in each section from one of your three sources.
- You will need to use SCU Harvard style to document your sources within the text and in the Reference List. For further information please see.
- Write the two-page Executive Summary (12pt Times New Roman font – single spaced). The Reference List must be on the third (separate) page.
- Submit Assessment 1 to Turnitin via the Blackboard site no later than the due date: Monday 23rd July 2018 9.00am (QLD time).
- Refer to the Marking Criteria Guide and Marking Rubric located in this document.
PRIOS/CDT brief for Assessment 1:
- Purpose: To engage in a thorough analysis of three articles and write a two page synopsis.
- Reader: Your boss (who is keen to create a positive communication climate).
- Information: Three (3) articles.
- Organisation: Direct order format.
- Style: Formal.
- Channel choice: Written document.
- Document design: Memo format.
- Length: 500 words.
(covered in lecture and tutorials – see: Unit Content Week 1: H1.3 – PRIOS – CDT summary)
It is strongly advised that the assessment instructions and marking criteria be considered alongside the Assessment Marking Rubric. Other Resources and Discussions will be posted on the Discussion Board.
This is a graded unit and grades are awarded as detailed in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards. To achieve a passing grade in the unit all assessment tasks must be submitted and an overall mark of 50% or more must be obtained.
- Special consideration
All applications for Special Consideration need to be submitted before the due date of the assessment item.
If you would like to apply for Special Consideration please go to the following link and select the appropriate button.
Submission of Special Consideration form, together with all supporting documentation does not guarantee Special Consideration will be granted. NB: Only the Unit Assessor can approve a Special Consideration application.
Requests for special consideration in relation to assessment tasks shall only be considered on the following grounds:
- health (including impacts of religious fasting);
- compassionate circumstances;
- religious observances or celebrations;
- serious unforeseen personal events;
- selection in State, national or international sporting or cultural events;
- rendering genuine and unforeseen emergency service in a professional or voluntary capacity; or
- rendering any service (including undertaking training) in the Defence Reserves.
Computer failure will not be accepted as a reason for missing an assessment deadline: you are strongly advised to backup all of your work, for example on a USB flash drive, to ensure that you are still able to submit to a deadline in the event of a computer related failure.
Section 4 — Grounds for Special Consideration
Section 5 — Types of Special Consideration
Section 6 — Examination and Special Examination Periods
- Late penalties
Any assignment submitted after the due date will be processed in accordance with the University’s Assessment Policy and Procedures. In cases where there are no accepted mitigating circumstances as determined through Special Consideration procedures, the late submission of an assessment task will lead automatically to the imposition of a penalty.
Specifically, this means a deduction of 5% of the available mark from the actual mark achieved by the student, one minute after the due date and time specified by the Unit Assessor. A further deduction of 5% of the available mark from the actual mark will then be imposed for each 24 hour period that the assignment remains overdue. For full details of the For full details of the penalty and how it is applied, please refer to SCU’s Assessment Policy and Procures, available on the unit’s Blackboard site.
penalty and how it is applied, please refer to SCU’s Assessment Policy and Procures, available on the unit’s Blackboard site.
A practical example
Assume that you have an assessment that is worth 30 marks and you submit your paper 1.5 days late. After assessing it in the same way that all other papers are assessed, your tutor determine that you should receive 20 marks. As per the Late Submission policy, 1.5 marks should initially be deducted (5% of 30). A further 1.5 marks should also be deducted for the one complete 24 hour period that the assignment was overdue. A total of 3 marks should therefore be deducted, leaving a final mark of 17.
Please note that late assignments are likely to be returned with a significantly reduced amount of feedback.
- Academic Integrity
Students are reminded of the extremely serious view the University takes with regard to plagiarism and are strongly advised to read the university’s policies on academic integrity and the penalties associated with academic misconduct (see: https://policies.scu.edu.au/ view.current.php?id=00142, as well as information in the UIG).
Plagiarism means claiming credit for someone else’s intellectual work. If you find any of the following problems in your academic writing, you may be guilty of plagiarising someone else’s work.
- This includes copying materials, ideas or concepts from a book, article, report or other written document, presentation, composition, artwork, design, drawing, circuitry, computer program or software, website, internet, other electronic resource, or another person’s assignment, without appropriate acknowledgement.
- Inappropriate paraphrasing skills, resulting in copying the written expression of someone else without acknowledgement
- Distortion of meaning.
- Missing attribution.
- Missing quotation marks.
- Relying too much on other people’s material.
- Inappropriate and inadequate citation and missing reference entry.
- Inadequate citation of images.
It is important you understand what constitutes using sources responsibly. If in doubt, please discuss with your tutor.
- Assignment Resubmission
Assignment resubmission is permitted in the unit MNG81001 Management Communication for those students who have received a fail grade in either assessment item 1, 2 or 3. The resubmit is for one assessment item only and the result will be awarded either a pass (of 50% of the mark for the assessment item) or fail grade.
Further details on resubmission will be made available after the release of Assessment 3 grades.
All assessment items (1, 2, 3 and 4) must be lodged through Turnitin accompanied by an ‘Assignment Cover Sheet’.
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