are required to select an article published during the calendar year 2015,
which discusses a governance issue in a sporting organisation. Then, prepare a
report which evaluates the governance of that organisation, against the
standards of established best practice. Your report should:
(a) Describe the role governance plays in effective management
of a sporting organisation.
(b) Evaluate the
governance of your chosen organisation against the standards of established
best practice, and make recommendations for improvement.
(c) Be written in an appropriate academic style.
Description of the role governance plays in a sporting organisation.
Evaluation of governance practice within your chosen organisation, and
recommendations arising from it.
Style, presentation, communication and referencing.
article may be selected from any of the following: Newspaper; Magazine;
Journal; Academic paper. A copy of your article should be attached to the
report as an appendix.
unit myCourse site includes some materials on governance in sport. You will
need to supplement this material with your own research.
word count for this assignment is limited to a maximum of 1,500.You should
provide an exact word count on the first page of your assignment and append a
full reference list and bibliography at the end. Appendices, references and bibliography
are not included in the word count.
assignment is to be submitted in the form of a report. An executive summary and
contents page are not required, but section headings should be used to indicate
the structure and contents.
Credit has been allowed for style, presentation,
communication and referencing, in order to encourage good practice. References should be
in accordance with the Harvard Referencing System. A guide to Harvard
referencing is available from the University Library.
assessment will enable students to demonstrate in full or in part the learning
outcomes identified in the unit descriptors.
University’s Extenuating Circumstances procedures are in place if there are
genuine circumstances that may have affected your academic performance. Remember
however you need to be ‘fit to study’, this means that you can either submit
your assessed work or declare extenuating circumstances, but you cannot do
summary of guidance notes for students is given below:
submissions must be your own work and, where facts or ideas have been used from
other sources, these sources must be appropriately referenced. The University’s
Academic Handbook, includes the definitions of all practices that will be
deemed to constitute academic misconduct. You should check this link before
submitting your work.
relating to student academic misconduct are given below:
work being carried out by the student must be in compliance with the Ethics
Policy. Where there is an ethical issue, as specified within the Ethics Policy,
then the student will need an ethics release or an ethical approval prior to
the start of the project.
University uses a letter grade scale for the marking of assessments. Unless you
have been specifically informed otherwise your marked assignment will be
awarded a letter grade. More detailed information on grade marking and the
grade scale can be found on myCourse. The guidance ‘fact sheet’ is available at
the Faculty Reception Points.