A LASA is a substantive assessment intended to measure students’ performance against the selected course objectives and/or program outcomes within a course. LASAs are completed by all students across all Argosy University campuses and delivery formats without exception. Each LASA assignment contributes to a significant portion of the overall course grade and is assessed by faculty using the rubric designed for that assessment. These are individual assignments, and students earn individual grades. LASAs are not intended to assess students on every topic covered in the course but just on the key course objectives and/or program outcomes.
AssignmentProgram OutcomeCourse ObjectivesAssessment TypeScoring Tool
2, 3, 6, 7, 82, 3, 4PaperRubric
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis
2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 81, 2, 3, 4PaperRubric
In this course, two major assignments or LASAs make up 56% of your total class grade.
In the first LASA assignment, you are required to identify and interview an administrator of a local nonprofit human services agency of your choice and write a 6- to 8-page report. In the final LASA, you are required to select a human services agency of your choice and conduct a SWOT analysis. Your final report should be approximately 10–12 pages in length.
To ensure that you have carefully reviewed and planned how you will approach these major requirements, your final assignment in Module 1 is to review the descriptions of these requirements below and create a time line for accomplishing each of them during this course. See the rubrics listed at the end of the LASA descriptions.
Create a 1- to 2-page paper by responding to the following:
Carefully review the description of each of the critical projects, prepare a time line for completing all parts of them, and submit that time line to your instructor as described below.
Identify the activities you will perform to complete the specified tasks. Describe these activities and state when you will complete each of these activities.
In APA format, list the resources and information you will need to complete the tasks.