Public and Nonprofit Administration
Topic 1 – What is Public Administration
Public Sector vs. Nonprofit Sector
Directions: Complete the three prompts below by listing and explaining what each sector’s service does and how they serve or what service they provide. Once you have completed the prompts, expand on the learning with a short essay as outlined below.
• Identify five real-life services performed by the public sector:
• Identify five real-life services performed by the nonprofit sector:
• Identify three real-life services performed by both the public and nonprofit sector:
In 250-500 words, explain how each, the public and nonprofit sector, serve the public good. Does it matter if each serves a different purpose? Should they both provide the same services?
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. (I ATTACHED THE RUBRIC AND THE ASSIGNMENT )
|Course Code||Class Code||Assignment Title||Total Points|
|ADM-530||ADM-530-O501||Public Sector vs. Nonprofit Sector||100.0|
|Criteria||Percentage||Unsatisfactory (0.00%)||Less than Satisfactory (74.00%)||Satisfactory (79.00%)||Good (87.00%)||Excellent (100.00%)||Comments||Points Earned|
|List and explain each sector’s service.||35.0%||List and explanation of each sector’s services are missing.||List and explanation of each sector’s services are vague or not realistic.||List and explanation of each sector’s services are present and realistic services are explained.||List and explanation of each sector’s services are present and clearly explains realistic services for both sectors.||List and explanation of each sector’s services are clear and concisely explains realistic services for both sectors.|
|Explain how the public and nonprofit sector serve the public good.||40.0%||Explanation of how the public and nonprofit sector serve the public good is missing.||Explanation of how the public and nonprofit sector serve the public good is vague and inconsistent.||Explanation of how the public and nonprofit sector serve the public good is present and makes some connections to research.||Explanation of how the public and nonprofit sector serve the public good is present, clear, and makes connections to research.||Explanation of how the public and nonprofit sector serve the public good is clear, concise, and makes connections to research.|
|Organization and Effectiveness||15.0%|
|Argument Logic and Construction||8.0%||Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.||Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.||Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.||Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.||Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.|
|Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)||7.0%||Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.||Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.||Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.||Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.||Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.|
|Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)||10.0%||Sources are not documented.||Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.||Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.||Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.||Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.|