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MHE 7100 Instructions and Rubric for History Paper 

100 points (25% of total grade)

For the MHE 7100 History paper, the student will demonstrate an understanding of both the historical and current day issues. Students will incorporate sources from the course as well as external academic sources to produce a 7-10 page paper. 

Each paper will be submitted through Blackboard based upon the dates identified on the calendar and course schedule. 

Pre-approved Topics:

· History of a specific role/area: Academic Advising, University Registrars, Residence Life, Tenured Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, etc. 

· History of Important Topics: In Loco Parentis, Affirmative Action in Admissions, FERPA, Accreditation, Distance Education, College Ranking, College Athletics, SAT/ACT scores, etc. 

· History of Institutional Types: Liberal Arts Institutions, Women’s Colleges, HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, Community Colleges, For-Profit Institutions, etc. 

· History of Specific Degrees: Associate’s Degree, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine, etc. 

All other topics must be approved by your instructor. 

Required Components: 

· Title Page in APA format

· Section 1: Foundations – This section must include how this came to exist in higher education and how it was formed/developed. 

· Section 2: Key Moments – This section will highlight key developments and challenges from the inception of the topic until present day. 

· Section 3: Present Day Issues – This section must review the current issues, challenges, or victories for your chosen topic. 

· Section 4: Conclusions – This section will vary based on the topic, but should include a discussion of what will impact this topic as we move forward, why this topic is important to practitioners in higher education, the impact of the topic in American society, etc. 

· References Page in APA Format

See page 2 for rubric. 


Evaluation Criteria

Requirements for Earning Full   Credit

Maximum Point Value of Criterion   for each paper



All required components are   included and fully developed. 



Engagement with sources

Shows clearly that the   student critically considered and understood the sources (text, digital, and   interview) that inform the paper.

Critically analyzes and   synthesizes ideas from sources with the student’s own ideas. 

Utilizes examples, data, and   quotes to support ideas. 




Sources are credible and   academic (i.e., not using Wikipedia, study.com, about.com, etc.). 

Sources are introduced,   contextualized, and made relevant to the purpose of the paper.

It is always clear when   information, opinions, or facts come from a source as opposed to coming from   the student.




Paper is well organized and   orderly from beginning to end.




Few, if any, errors of   punctuation, spelling, capitalization, or grammatical errors.

Sources are   appropriately referenced and documented according to APA style


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