HEA 540 Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric Recommendations

HEA 540 Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric
Recommendations
Overview: The second milestone focuses on the recommendations you have developed after reviewing the data about your selected program. You will draw on
your work from Modules Three, Four, and Five.
Prompt: In this milestone, you will take the identified opportunity for improvement in the program from the case study or the program you selected and
develop a plan for implementing it. You will discuss specific recommendations, strategies for implementing those recommendations, and an explanation of the
standards and regulations related to your recommendations. To illustrate the costs of your recommendations, you will need to submit the budget spreadsheet
as part of this milestone.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
 Make recommendations for how you will address the program need that you identified. What, specifically, needs to happen to help the program meet
its outcomes and meet institutional goals and objectives? Include a budget sheet to illustrate the costs of your recommendations.
 Develop strategies to implement the recommendations. Be sure to cite relevant sources to support your strategies. Consider which best practice
methodologies exist that support your approach to addressing this type of program.
 Explain which regulatory and accreditation standards helped drive your recommendations. In other words, how have particular standards informed
your decisions regarding the trajectory of this program?
Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be a minimum of 5 pages in length (including title and reference pages) and submitted as a Microsoft Word
document with headings, double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and citations in APA format. Be sure to also include the budget
spreadsheet as part of your milestone submission added as an attachment.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (80%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Recommendations Makes recommendations to address the
program need identified, including what
needs to happen to help the program meet
outcomes, institutional goals, and objectives,
including a budget sheet to illustrate the costs
of the recommendations
Makes recommendations to address the
program need identified, including what
needs to happen to help the program meet
outcomes, institutional goals, and objectives,
but not all recommendations are logical or
relevant or does not include a budget sheet to
illustrate the costs of the recommendations
Does not make recommendations to address
the program need identified
30
Strategies to
Implement
Recommendations
Develops strategies to implement the
recommendations, using relevant sources to
support the strategies
Develops strategies to implement the
recommendations, using relevant sources to
support the strategies, but not all strategies
are logical
Does not develop strategies to implement the
recommendations
30
Regulatory and
Accreditation
Standards
Explains which regulatory and accreditation
standards helped drive the recommendations
Explains which regulatory and accreditation
standards helped drive the recommendations,
but explanation is cursory or illogical
Does not explain which regulatory or
accreditation standards helped drive the
recommendations
30
Articulation of
Response
Submission has no major errors related to
headings, citations, grammar, spelling, syntax,
or organization
Submission has major errors related to
headings, citations, grammar, spelling, syntax,
or organization that negatively impact
readability and articulation of main ideas
Submission has critical errors related to
headings, citations, grammar, spelling, syntax,
or organization that prevent understanding of
ideas
10
Total 100%