of workforce diversity in the performance of an organization
Course Project—Topic Proposal
This week your Course Project topic proposal is due. Below are the guidelines for this proposal:
Overview and Guidelines
From Understanding and Managing Diversity by Harvey and Allard.
important part of our course is researching information on diversity
and multiculturalism and its social, cultural, and ethical impact upon
individual citizens, groups of people, and society at large. In the
twenty-first century, Web sites are an important channel of
communication between organizations and their external stakeholders. If
an organization is serious about its commitment to diversity, one would
expect that this would be reflected in the design, content, and graphics
of the Web site. Potential employees, customers, suppliers, etc., often
turn first to a Web site before initiating interaction with an
organization. If diversity is really integral to the mission and values
of an organization, information on diversity should be easily
accessible, informative, and well integrated into the Web site.
will select a specific company in an industry such as healthcare,
hospitality, manufacturing government, education, sports, etc. Then,
prepare a report on the following:
Primary Dimensions Include:
Secondary Dimensions Include:
Military and Work Experience
will submit the report in three sections throughout the course, with a
due date for each section. These due dates are posted on the Course
The Course Project should be 6-8 pages in length. Your 4
relevant scholarly/peer reviewed sources may include your textbook and
books and articles obtained through the DeVry library. Credible articles
from news, government (.gov), or academic (.edu) websites can also be
used; acceptable examples include NPR, The Washington Post, The New York
Times, and Business Week. Do not use Wikipedia and similar encyclopedia websites, Please
review the detailed instructions for each phase of the project, which
you can find in the Assignment tab for that week. Your project will be
graded as follows.
APA Style Tutorial
TutorialAPA Guidelines for Citing Sources Click
on the link above to view the video. This video will give you a quick
introduction to APA guidelines for citing sources. Highlights include
purposes of citing, guidelines and examples of how to cite sources in
text and at the end of a paper, and how to format a reference list or an
The assignment must be placed ONLY in the Dropbox. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For
instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step
See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.
Week 2: Project Proposal
|Content||18||40||Discusses which webpage has been chosen and why, and how the topic is important to the study of cultural diversity.|
|Research Goals and Plan||9||20||Describes
what the student expects to find and or what the students would be
interested in learning; describes how the student plans to go about his
or her research.
|Organization and Editing||9||20||Proposal is well written, well organized, and free from errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.|
|Formatting||9||25||Proposal is in correct APA format, with a numbered Title page with a running head.|
|45||100||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
Week 4: Reference List and Outline
|Outline and Organization||35||35||Outline
lists the main topics the project will cover and incorporates project
guidelines and primary and secondary dimensions of diversity; outline
is clearly written and well organized.
|Reference List||35||35||Reference list contains at least four relevant scholarly/peer reviewed sources.|
is in correct APA format, including a numbered Title page with running
head and a reference page that is double spaced, alphabetized and uses
hanging indents. .
|100||100||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
Week 8: Final Paper
project guidelines and primary and secondary dimensions of diversity,
integrating concrete examples and strategies, and uses information from
sources to support points.
|Documentation & Formatting||60||30||
|Organization & Cohesiveness||40||20||Cohesive and well organized, with a clear introduction and a conclusion that summarizes the paper’s key points.|
|Editing||20||10||Uses proper word choice,grammar, punctuation, and spelling.|
|200||100||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
The following are best practices in preparing this project.