MIS303 Professional Ethics
ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF Subject Code and Title MIS303 Professional Ethics Assessment Essay Individual/Group Individual Length 750 words (+/-10%) Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include: a) Identify and explain how codes of ethics directly impact professional practice and behaviour in the IS profession Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 2.2. Weighting 25% Total Marks 100
Write an essay applying your knowledge of professional ethics, traditional theories in ethics (as covered in Module 1), understanding and managing ethical issues that arise in business, and the relationship between culture and professional ethics.
In Modules 1 and 2, you learnt about issues related to professional ethics in the information systems (IS) industry. You also learnt about traditional theories related to professional ethics and its relationship with culture. You will now have an opportunity to debate and explore the application of these concepts to professional ethics in Information System Industry.
Write a 750-word essay on the topic provided by your learning facilitator
Please refer to the Assessment Rubric to ensure you address all the assessment criteria.
Suggested Essay Format
Introduction (75-100 words)
- Provide background information regarding the topic. Body (450-550 words)
- Discuss and analyse the topic provided to you by the learning facilitator. Conclusion (75-100 words)
- Provide a conclusion of your critical analysis. Link the conclusion back to the body and introduction.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Please submit ONE Word document (.doc or .docx) via the Assessment 1 section found in the main navigation menu of the MIS303 Blackboard site.
Academic Integrity Declaration
I declare that except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure viewable online at http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so accordingly.
|Assessment Questions||Fail 0-49%||Pass 50-64%||Credit 65-74%||Distinction 75-84%||High Distinction 85-100%|
|Objectivity 10%||Discussion in the essay is subjective/one- sided. Unable to demonstrate an understanding of how to discuss the topic objectively||Discussion in the essay demonstrates some objectivity, but is still largely subjective Some attempts made to present an objective discussion, but predominantly presents subjective opinions throughout||Discussion in the essay largely objective, but can still show more depth Demonstrates some ability to discuss the topic objectively, however the discussion is lacking in depth and is often subjective||Discussion in the essay is objective and balanced Demonstrates the ability to discuss the topic in a balanced and objective manner||Demonstrates the ability to objectively discuss professional ethics in the information systems industry in a balanced and in-depth manner.|
|Focus of the Essay 10%||The discussion is unfocused and unclear||Demonstrates some ability to apply focus to the discussion, but often lacks clarity and balance||Demonstrates some ability to apply focus to the discussion, but often lacks clarity and balance||Demonstrates an advanced ability to apply focus and balance throughout the discussion||Demonstrates an expert ability to apply focus and balance throughout the discussion|
|Analytical skill 10%||Does not understand the given topic||Has hardly analysed the given topic||Demonstrates a proficient ability to analyse the topic||Demonstrates an advanced ability to analyse the topic confidently||Demonstrates an expert ability to confidently and critically analyse the topic|
|Evidence of knowledge of the subject||The content of the essay indicates that self-study||The content of the essay indicates that some self||The content of the essay indicates that self-study and||The content of the essay indicates that self-study and||The content of the essay indicates that self-study and learning|
|10%||and/or learning activities have not been completed Limited or no knowledge of the topic||study and/or learning activities have been completed Demonstrates basic knowledge of the topic||learning activities have been completed Demonstrates adequate knowledge of the topic||learning activities have been completed Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the topic||activities have been completed Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the topic and has applied this knowledge in the writing of the essay|
|Presentation of Arguments 15%||Argument is not clear||Argument is stated, but is basic and not explained||Argument is stated and is adequately explained||Argument is clearly stated and is thoughtful and well explained||Argument is clearly stated and is thoughtful, complex, and thoroughly explained|
|Presentation of Conclusion 15%||Viewpoint is not explained, and the conclusion is not relevant to the topic||Attempts to explain viewpoint and make the conclusion relevant to the topic||Viewpoint is adequately explained, and the conclusion is relevant to the topic||Viewpoint is proficiently explained, and the conclusion is relevant to the topic||Viewpoint is comprehensively explained, and the conclusion is relevant to the topic|
|Structure of the Essay 5%||Essay does not adhere to the given format Essay does not have introduction, body paragraph and conclusion||Essay barely adheres to the given format Essay has introduction and conclusion. Body paragraphs are not clear||Essay largely adheres to the given format Essay has an introduction, body paragraph and conclusion||Essay adheres to the given format Essay has a clear introduction, conclusion and at least two body paragraphs||Essay completely adheres to the given format Essay has a clear introduction, conclusion and at least two body paragraphs. Paragraphs have topic sentences. Conclusion clearly summarises the point of the essay|
|Effective Communication (Written)||Specialised language and||Communicates in a readable manner||Communicates in a coherent and||Communicates coherently Accurately||Communicates eloquently. Expresses|
|15%||terminology are rarely or inaccurately employed Meaning is repeatedly obscured by errors in the communication of ideas, including errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation||Attempts to employ specialised language and terminology with accuracy Meaning is sometimes difficult to follow. Information, arguments, and evidence are sequenced in a way that is not always clear and logical Some errors are evident in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation||readable manner Accurately employs specialised language and terminology Meaning is easy to follow. Information, arguments, and evidence are sequenced clearly and logically. Occasional minor errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation||employs a wide range of specialised language and terminology. Engages audience interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are sequenced in a way that is clear and persuasive Spelling, grammar and/or punctuation are free from errors||meaning coherently, concisely, and creatively. Discerningly selects and precisely employs a wide range of specialised language and terminology. Engages and sustains audience’s interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are insightful, persuasive, and expertly presented Spelling, grammar, and punctuation a|
|Referencing 10%||There is no use of external resources Demonstrates inconsistent use of relevant resources APA referencing is omitted or inadequately addressed||There is some use of external resources APA referencing is omitted or is basic with frequent or repeated errors||There is use of external resources APA referencing is adequate, with occasional errors||There is adequate use of external resources and references have been given Applies APA referencing techniques with no errors||There is good use of external resources and references have been given Applies APA referencing techniques with no errors|
|The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment|
|SLO a)||a) Identify and explain how codes of ethics directly impact professional practice and behaviour in the IS profession|