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Homeland Security Capstone Course (Case Study)

The Case Study will focus on a historic or current leadership issue in your discipline or major that occurred no more than five years ago. You will discuss and assess the leadership issue. The case study issue will lead to the Research Paper where you will develop a plan to resolve the issues identified. The purpose of the case study is to identify leadership issues related to a public safety event. The more issues you identify with leader(s) involved of the event, the easier the Research Paper will be.

Do the following:

  • Make sure the case study is leadership based and not just a problem
  • Pick a historic or current leadership issue in your discipline or major that occurred no more than five years ago
  • Select a public safety event which you will use as a lens through which you will assess applicable leadership issues associated with the actions leaders took in response to the event.
  • Incorporate the course materials into your assessment of leadership issues, i.e., apply what you have learned about leadership so far to how leaders responded to your chosen event.

Avoid the following:

  • Confusing an “issue” with an “event.” Pick an event, such as a natural and man-made disaster, terrorist attack, civil uprising, etc.
  • Selecting an organization as the subject of your Case Study (remember to pick a public safety event)
  • Conducting an organizational assessment (don’t confuse an organizational with leadership assessment)
  • Identifying technical, management and/or organizational deficiencies and describing them as leadership issues (refer Module 2, especially Table 2.1, to identify true leadership issues)
  • Attempting to solve the problems identified in your case study here (save all of that for the research paper)

The body of the Case Study shall be 5-7 pages, excluding other material such as the cover page, table of contents, abstract, graphics and tables, and references. The paper shall be presented in APA (6th edition) format, all margins shall be 1”, 12 point font, and be in either Arial or New Times Roman font style. In the following descending order of preference, information sources must be either peer-reviewed articles, government reports, or other sources approved by your instructor. Internet information sources from other than authoritative sources are discouraged. See the Case Study grading rubric for more information.

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Rubric Name: Case Study Rubric

Criteria

Can earn betwee 23-25 points. Follows and exceeds expectations noted in instructions

Can earn betwee 20-22 points. Follows instructions

Can earn betwee 18-19 points. Follows some but not all instructions

Can earn betwee 15-17 points. Gestures toward instructions but demonstrates little comprehension or competency

Can earn betwee 0-14 points. Disregards instructions

Can earn betwee 27-30 points. Demonstrates a high degree of originality, insight and/or problem-solving skill

Can earn betwee 24-26 points. Shows some originality, insight and/or problem-solving skill

Can earn betwee 21-23 points. Shows minimally acceptable originality, insight and/or problem-solving skill

Can earn betwee 18-20 points. Demonstrates very little creative thought or insight; consists mostly of second-hand ideas

Can earn betwee 0-17 points. Shows no original thought; all second-hand ideas

No APA style errors

No more than three APA style errors

More than four or five APA style errors

More than six APA style errors

No attempt at APA style

Can earn from 27-30 points. Thoroughly and insightfully explores, explains and supports each idea.

Can earn from 24-26 points. Develops and supports key points.

Can earn from 21-23 points. Inconsistently develops and supports ideas.

Can earn from 18-20 points. Inadequately or ineffectively explains and defends ideas.

Can earn from 0-17 points. Does not make a meaningful attempt to explain or support ideas.

Demonstrates comprehension of all source material; integrates sources appropriately and effectively

Most source material is appropriate, but some if not fully explained or integrated into the paper

Source material is not consistently appropriate or integrated into the paper

Source material is rarely appropriate and/or rarely integrated into the paper

No use of source material

Demonstrates comprehension of all source material; integrates sources appropriately and effectively

Most ideas are presented clearly but sometimes too simplistically

Wordy; some points require rereading to understand fully

Unclear and difficult to understand

Largely incomprehensible

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