One of the main purposes of this course is to allow students who are about to complete their programs of study at the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business to demonstrate their familiarity with the Baldrige Core Values that have been reinforced throughout the program.
For this assignment you are required to write a reflective paper summarizing your experience of the BUS 411 course. You are expected to refer to the Baldrige Core Values in this reflective exercise and to discuss how those Core Values were exhibited in your work in this course and throughout your program of studies in the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business.
Paper requirements: Your paper will be a minimum of 4 pages with 4 sources in APA format. That is, the BODY of your work will be 4 pages minimum. Title page, Abstract and reference pages do NOT count to this total. All papers will be submitted through SafeAssign to reduce the potential of plagiarism.
Readings and Resources
Articles, Websites, and Videos:
The value of self-examination and reflection are becoming more widely accepted in todayâ€™s business environment. Dr. Dickelâ€™s work helps to understand the types of reflective practice individuals and organizations can use to understand their strengths and weaknesses and to build success.
- A Taxonomy of Reflective Practice, C.T. Dickel, Creighton University
The practice of self-examination is increasingly being used as an element of the strategic thinking process. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award application is essentially a self-examination process performed on an organizational level. The agencies that provide accreditation for Post University and Its Malcolm Baldrige school of Business use self-studies as the base of their accreditation process. The following is an example of the type of study that was performed in our recent accreditation efforts.
- Post University. (2013). Self Study for Post University The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business (right click to download pdf)
This is another way of looking at the reflective process as a learning tool. Effectively Gibbsâ€™ model can be thought of as a tool for quality improvement on both the individual and organizational level.
- Mind Tools. (2015). Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle: Helping People Learn From Experience.