Sexual Harassment Within the workplace

| January 20, 2016

Sexual Harassment Within the workplace

Final Paper

Select one of the following issues affecting the workplace and working environment. You may narrow the range of the topic by choosing a subtopic. Develop a paper that discusses the issue you have chosen, your subtopic if applicable, and how your topic has or is affecting the work environment that you have been in or are currently a part of. Also analyze how the problem(s) could be solved using various social controls (i.e., laws, organizational policies/practices, training/education, government or corporate involvement) and determine what potential social or economic benefits may result if your recommended changes were implemented.
• Retirement issues
• Balancing family and work life
• Workplace violence
• Ethical behavior in the workplace
• Substance abuse in the workplace
• Sexual harassment
The paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five scholarly resources (three of which must be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page.

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
• Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
• Must include a title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
• Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
• Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
• Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
• Must use at least five scholarly resources,

GRADING RUBIC
Issue Affecting the Workplace
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Thorough examination of societal issue affecting the workplace. Provides detailed, relevant, and pertinent information of how topic or subtopic affects the workplace.
Proficient – Examination of societal issue affecting the workplace. Provides relevant information of how topic or subtopic affects the workplace. Some minor details are missing.
Basic – Briefly examines the societal issue affecting the workplace. Provides information of how topic or subtopic affects the workplace. Details may lack development and/or relevance.
Below Expectations – Attempts to examines the societal issue affecting the workplace. Information of how topic or subtopic affects the workplace are missing or inaccurate.
Non-Performance – The examination of the societal issue affecting the workplace is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Analysis of Solution Using Social Controls
Total: 4.00
Distinguished – Thorough comprehensive analysis of possible solutions using social controls. Details are specific, relevant and pertinent to each suggested social control.
Proficient – Provides analysis of possible solutions using social controls. Details are specific and relevant to each suggested social control. Some minor details are missing.
Basic – Provides a limited analysis of possible solutions using social controls. Details are somewhat relevant to each suggested social control. Details may lack development or sufficient support from examples.
Below Expectations – Attempts to analyze possible solutions using social controls. Details to each suggested social control vague, incomplete or inaccurate. Support from examples is missing or unsubstantiated.
Non-Performance – The analysis of solution using social controls is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Proposed solution
Total: 5.00
Distinguished – Devises a comprehensive, feasible, and highly probable solution to aid in resolving the problem. The solution is supported with substantial evidence from the text and scholarly sources.
Proficient – Devises a sufficient, feasible, and highly probable solution to aid in resolving the problem. The solution is supported with substantial evidence from the text and scholarly sources. Some details could be more fully developed.
Basic – Devises a cursory and or unsupported solution to aid in resolving the problem. The solution is may be lacking support by evidence from the text and/or scholarly sources.
Below Expectations – Attempts to formulate a solution proposal to the issue. Solution is mostly inaccurate or is not feasible.
Non-Performance – The proposed solution(s) is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Possible Social or Economic Benefit(s) as Result from Proposed Changes
Total: 5.00
Distinguished – Comprehensively and effectively identifies possible social or economic benefits that may result from proposed changes.
Proficient – Effectively identifies possible social or economic benefits that may result from proposed changes. The explanation might be slightly underdeveloped or needs further development of course related concepts.
Basic – Identifies some of the possible social or economic benefits that may result from proposed changes. The explanation may be hard to follow or lacks development of course related concepts.
Below Expectations – Attempts to identify the possible social or economic benefits that may result from proposed changes but the explanation fails to convey course concepts and/or relevant information.
Non-Performance – The social or economic benefits that may result from proposed changes is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Introduction/ Thesis Statement
Total: 1.50
Distinguished – Thoroughly and comprehensively developed introduction and thesis statement, giving a clear direction and purpose of the paper.
Proficient – Clearly developed introduction and thesis statement, giving some direction and purpose of the paper.
Basic – Introduction and thesis statement are present, and somewhat give direction and purpose of the paper.
Below Expectations – Introduction and thesis statement are present, though incomplete. The direction and purpose of the paper is unclear.
Non-Performance – The introduction and thesis statement are either non-existent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Body paragraphs
Total: 1.50
Distinguished – Provides at least five body paragraphs, supporting evidence and explanation to be included in the final paper. The significance and importance of the ideas are included.
Proficient – Provides five body paragraphs with some supporting evidence and explanation to be included in the final paper. The significance and importance of the ideas are included, but this area is not fully developed.
Basic – Provides some or all body paragraphs that do not contain developed supporting evidence, explanation and/or significance and importance of the ideas.
Below Expectations – Provides some or all incomplete body paragraphs, which lack supporting evidence and explanation to be included in the final paper. The significance and importance of the ideas are not included.
Non-Performance – The body paragraphs are either non-existent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Conclusion
Total: 1.50
Distinguished – Comprehensively developed conclusion that provides exceptional perspective on the key points presented in the essay. The thesis statement is restated in the concluding paragraph.
Proficient – Clearly developed conclusion that provides adequate perspective on the key points present in the essay. The thesis statement is restated in the concluding paragraph.
Basic – Somewhat developed conclusion that provides little perspective on the key points presented in the essay. The thesis statement may not be restated in the concluding paragraph.
Below Expectations – Conclusion is present, though incomplete, and provides insufficient perspective on the key points presented in the essay. The thesis statement is not restated in the concluding paragraph.
Non-Performance – The conclusion is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Creative Thinking: Solving Problems
Total: 0.75
Distinguished – Develops a logical, consistent plan to solve a problem, identifies consequences of the solution, and can clearly communicate the reason for choosing the solution.
Proficient – Carefully chooses among alternatives, and develops a logical, consistent approach to problem solving.
Basic – Takes into account and eliminates less acceptable approaches to problem solving.
Below Expectations – Takes into account a single approach and uses the approach to problem solving.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Critical Thinking : Explanation of issues
Total: 0.75
Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for full understanding.
Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.
Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.
Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.75
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.
Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

APA Formatting
Total: 0.75
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Page Requirement
Total: 0.75
Distinguished – The paper meets the specific page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.
Proficient – The paper closely meets the page requirement stipulated in the assignment description.
Basic – The paper meets over half of the page requirement.
Below Expectations – A fraction of the page requirement is completed.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Resource Requirement
Total: 0.75
Distinguished – Provides ample resources and uses the correct number of sources from the specified search agents.
Proficient – Provides the approximate number of sources, while using some of the correct search agents specified in the assignment instructions.
Basic – Provides over half of the sources required in the assignment instructions.
Below Expectations – Provides inadequate number of resources and does not include sources from specified search agents.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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