Final Project (due 12/17/18)
Whereas the midterm asked you to be reactive to a problem or deficiency in communication
as related to some aspect of organizational life, the final project asks you to be proactive and
creative in redesigning communication with one aspect of the organization’s external
This environment can include any one of the follow:
• Citizens, patients, clients, or other constituents or service recipients (just one of these)
• A collaborating organization
• Another stakeholders as appropriate
This redesigned communication plan should be based in the mission and functions of the
organization, and should be realistic in terms of implementation.
This paper should briefly discuss the organization’s mission and functions, considerations of
appropriate communication with the focal aspect of the environment given that mission, an
ideal set of communication practices with stakeholders (including attention to methods,
frequency, and other concrete details), and possible difficulties with implementing this plan.
The final project will be graded based on analytical strength (clarity and depth of arguments), use of course material (how assigned readings are used to make key points and support your assertions), and stylistic considerations (quality of writing, grammar and spelling, adherence to APA Style guidelines, etc.). This project should include a cover page, between 7–8 full pages of text (2,200-2,500 words), and a properly formatted list of references.