A‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍assignment 2: Commitment to Self-Improvement [35 points] Leadership, communication,

A‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ssignment 2: Commitment to Self-Improvement [35 points] Leadership, communication, and technology will be continually infused in aspects of your academic and professional life. As you progress along your chosen career path, it is likely that you will increase your skills in these areas; however, development will also require thoughtfulness so that you can remain current and achieve continuous improvement. Concrete planning allows you to achieve the greatest benefits as a direct result of your focus, attention, and efforts. In addition, this will help you to work ahead to

submit your paper prior to the due date deadline. Using the new conceptual knowledge you have gained in the readings, you will create a plan to inspire and foster a commitment to professional growth and improvement in the areas of leadership, communication, and technology as it relates to your chosen concentration.

This plan will include clear goals and strategies to develop or improve the skills that you will need to be a successful leader. The final plan will be a living document that will change and grow with you during your academic and professional career. For this assignment, you will write a self-improvement plan in FIRST PERSON, to include your personal mission and vision statements, your professional values, areas of success and areas that you would like to develop. A personal vision and mission statement should be general enough that it encompasses all aspects, but specific enough that real-world actions can be taken from it. A personal vision and mission statement is much like a code of ethics and conduct, infused with personal goals that govern values, attitude, beliefs, and actions. Keep in mind that this document will continuously transform as you further your degree and career. Regarding your professional values, by considering your chosen . concentration (., Higher Education Leadership, Reading), how will the rapid advancements made in communication and technology impact leadership in your professional field? In the areas of excellence, define your current strengths in the areas of leadership, communication, and technology (2-3 in strengths each category). Highlight your strengths as Areas of Excellence and provide a detai‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍led example of how you have utilized these strengths in a professional setting. Please review, select, complete and analyze at least four surveys in these three areas to assist you in your writings. However, as a researcher, you can also research other surveys as well. Communicate with your individual professor. In the areas in which you would like to improve, define your perceived limitations in the areas of leadership, communication, and technology (2-3 areas of development in each category). Explain why you consider each a limitation and why you think it will be valuable to improve these areas. You are to prepare a doctoral level paper, at least seven full pages of content, plus a title page, and a references page. Since this assignment is written from your perspective, you will write in first person; there are at least 12 scholarly references (last 5 years) required to support your responses. Do not utilize only one source per page as you must synthesize your content, meaning that your paragraphs need two or more sources to synthesize the content and validate your claims.

Please refer to the Art of Synthesizing: A Masterpiece in the Making, by Dr. Ross and Dr. Sasso. Please refer to the scoring guide for format issues of title page, page numbers, headings, and in-text citations and references. There is a template uploaded in the Canvas course. All papers are to be submitted by the due date; there are no exceptions so please work ahead and do not wait until the weekend prior to the due date to start your assignment. Please communicate with your individual professor for exact due dates and expectations.

Please review the scoring guide if you wish to do well. Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Points Possible Paper is well-organized and meets all requirements 10 Analysis of surveys. 9 References reflect a connection to eight (8) or more scholarly and timely sources (published within the last 5 years) 8 Written expression and presentation of ideas represent graduate-level academic writing (., proper use of grammar, syntax, and punctuation, high level of vocabulary, graduate level writing, integration of research and use of the FIRST person). 8 Total points possible: 3‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍5