One of the most exciting, interesting, and rewarding aspects of this course is the Course Project. This project, due in final form in Week 7, is worth 25% of your grade. Because of its importance in this course, and the fantastic learning experience that it offers students, additional information is presented below, including a description of the short paper (a brief overview of your project) due in Week 2.
The course project relates to the compensation and benefit strategy of an organization. Students will select an organization that is experiencing challenges with its compensation and/or benefit program. Some examples where challenges exist within the organization’s compensation and benefit plan could include a high rate of employee turnover, an inability to recruit talented employees due to lack of proper compensation, an inability to fund an adequate benefit program, an incentive program where few employees reach their objectives, an inadequately funded retirement system, or a retirement plan that does not offer proper investment choices. Your paper will be graded according to how well you meet the tasks below.
Due Week 2: Write a one-page (250–300 words) overview about the company and detail the compensation and/or benefit issue(s) you selected for your Course Project. This refers to items 2 and 3 items listed under Course Project Overview above. This short paper is worth 50 points.
Due Week 7: The Course Project is due. The project should be 1,200–1,800 words, excluding title and reference page. It should include items 1–7 as listed under Course Project Overview above. The Course Project is worth 200 points.
|Documentation and Formatting||5||10%||A quality paper will include a title page, proper citations, and a reference page.|
|Organization and Cohesiveness||25||50%||A quality paper will include an introduction. The content will be properly subdivided into sections derived from the items 1 and 2 above. In a quality paper, the conclusion will summarize the major components of your paper.|
|Editing||7||15%||A quality paper will be free of any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually correct.|
|Content||13||25%||A quality paper will have significant scope of research to support statements. Relevant illustration or examples are encouraged. The paper meets the required 200–300 words for content.|
|Total||50||100%||A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
Week 7 Course Project