Your M3 Practitioner Application will require devoted inquiry, assimilation, reflection, and refinement in order to achieve the highest possible score. Specifically, you are to take the scenario listed below, address it in full, and submit your work in accordance with the instructions contained herein. Importantly, this is an independent assignment to be completed by you and you alone. Sharing work with fellow students, supplying advice to your student peers, gaining assistance from outside parties, and similar actions will constitute violations of the academic code of conduct and will carry significant penalties in accordance with University policy.
Your M3 reading assignments include an article on adaptive reuse (see Adaptive reuse in the healthcare industry: repurposing abandoned buildings to serve medical missions), a practice which has vast implications for healthcare strategy. It also represents a very good opportunity for you to leave your “desks” and get out into the field to explore possibilities. Here’s the scenario:
A dentist desires to establish a clinic in or around your given marketplace and he has reached out to you for assistance. He will serve as the sole dentist within the given clinic and he will offer the customary array of services available at most any general dentistry practice. The dentist desires operational efficiency and also takes opportunities where possible to make environmentally-responsible decisions. Having learned of adaptive reuse, he enlists you to search the local marketplace seeking abandoned and available commercial buildings which might be able to be converted into a dental practice through adaptive reuse. Your mission is to identify three potential adaptive reuse candidates in your area, identifying their physical address, describing them in detail, and ranking their potential to be converted successfully. The candidates must be actual commercial properties which currently are for sale, so best to consult commercial real estate websites and conduct good old-fashioned, boots-on-the-ground investigations to identify prospects. Feel free to supply links in your text to real estate listings, if available, or other resources to identify your selected candidates.
Note that in the real world, a project such as this would represent quite the undertaking, requiring possession of an extensive array of information (e.g., spatial needs, financial resources available, location preferences, etc.). Such rich detail (and the time needed to make use of it) isn’t available due to obvious course parameters, but you certainly have sufficient time to perform a cursory examination within your local marketplace for purposes of identifying a few potential candidates. That’s exactly what you must do and, through this, you’ll have a better understanding of adaptive reuse.
The Submission Requirement
Your submission in its entirety must be between 1500-1800 words. It is to be typed (or pasted) directly into the Moodle posting window, after which you will submit your work. Attachments of any kind are prohibited and will carry no points value. Given the length of the submission, it is advised that students prepare it in a word processing program, and when finalized, copy and paste the text into the Moodle posting window. Moodle can be very finicky and often will distort formatting, so care must be taken in preparing your submission. If problems persist, consider using Windows Notepad, as it is very effective for transferring distortion-free text into the Moodle posting window, after which you can add formatting directly in Moodle.
Your submission must be supported by 4 (minimum) or 5 (maximum) references, with at least 3 being from scholarly academic journals. (If you cannot ascertain whether a journal does or does not qualify as scholarly academic, contact the Noel Library and request assistance.) Citations are to be prepared in accordance with the standards set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (Be sure to consult the style guide itself, as database listings often contain formatting errors which are not compliant and can hurt your grade.)
In presenting your work, identify the title, your name and student ID number, and submission date at the top of your submission and supply the following sections:
- Introduction (one paragraph)
- Adaptive Reuse Candidates
- Candidate 1
- Candidate 2
- Candidate 3
- Conclusions (one paragraph; summarize your candidate rankings here)
Your submission will be assessed based on the following:
- Compliance quality: The degree to which your submission complies with noted guidelines, including word count, reference/citation specifications, and adherence to APA style,
- Communication quality: The degree to which your work meets standards expected in business communications, including matters concerning the use of proper grammar and punctuation, and
- Content quality: The quality of the content presented in your work.
Take care to note the deadline for this assignment. Late entries will not be accepted.