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Ethical Decision Making
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Choose a contemporary ethical dilemma at an organization that you are familiar with or find through research. Using the article, The PLUS ethical decision making model (Links to an external site.), as a guide create a model for ethical decision making based on your chosen ethical dilemma.

Evaluate all seven steps of the ethical decision-making model.
Analyze how each step can be applied to your chosen dilemma.
Evaluate how the model could have mitigated the ethical dilemma at your chosen organization.
The paper:

Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and
formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student?s name
Course name and number
Instructor?s name
Date submitted
Must use at least two scholarly or credible sources not including the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment
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total Possible Score: 10.00

Creates a Model for Ethical Decision Making Based on Your Chosen Ethical Dilemma
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Creates a comprehensive model for ethical decision making based on your chosen ethical dilemma.

Proficient – Creates a model for ethical decision making based on your chosen ethical dilemma.

Basic – Creates a model for ethical decision making based on your chosen ethical dilemma. The model is slightly underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to create a model for ethical decision making based on your chosen ethical dilemma. The model is underdeveloped and contains inaccuracies.

Non-Performance – The model for ethical decision making based on your chosen ethical dilemma is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Provides an Evaluation of the Seven Steps of the Ethical Decision-Making Model
Total: 1.75
Distinguished – Provides a comprehensive and accurate evaluation of the seven steps of the ethical decision-making model.

Proficient – Provides an accurate evaluation of the seven steps of the ethical decision-making model.

Basic – Provides an accurate evaluation of the seven steps of the ethical decision-making model. The evaluation is slightly underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide an evaluation of the seven steps of the ethical decision-making model. The evaluation is underdeveloped and contains inaccuracies.

Non-Performance – The evaluation of the seven steps of the ethical decision-making model is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Provides an Analysis of How Each Step Can Be Applied to Your Chosen Dilemma
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Provides a comprehensive and accurate analysis of how each step can be applied to your chosen dilemma.

Proficient – Provides an accurate analysis of how each step can be applied to your chosen dilemma. The analysis is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic – Provides an analysis of how each step can be applied to your chosen dilemma. The analysis is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Provides an analysis of how each step can be applied to your chosen dilemma. The analysis is underdeveloped and contains some inaccuracies.

Non-Performance – The analysis of how each step can be applied to your chosen dilemma is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Provides an Evaluation of How the Model Could Have Mitigated the Ethical Dilemma at Your Chosen Organization
Total: 2.00
Distinguished – Provides a thorough evaluation of how the model could have mitigated the ethical dilemma at your chosen organization.

Proficient – Provides an evaluation of how the model could have mitigated the ethical dilemma at your chosen organization.

Basic – Provides an evaluation of how the model could have mitigated the ethical dilemma at your chosen organization. The evaluation is slightly underdeveloped.

Below Expectations – Attempts to provide an evaluation of how the model could have mitigated the ethical dilemma at your chosen organization. The evaluation is underdeveloped and contains inaccuracies.

Non-Performance – The evaluation of how the model could have mitigated is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues
Total: 0.75
Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly explains the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly explains 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: 0.50
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.

Written Communication: APA Formatting
Total: 0.50
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits limited 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.

Written Communication: Page Requirement
Total: 0.25
Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Resource Requirement
Total: 0.25
Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient – Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations – Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.