Tesla Case Study Assignment
1. Should Tesla/SpaceX respond to racial discrimination pressure? Should they publish their diversity numbers? If you think they should address it, then create a brief press release to address it. If you think they should remain silent, then indicate why.
2. What do you think of Kimbal Musk’s and James Murdoch’s role on the board? Warranted?
Please answer these two questions. 3 pages written per question, please.
First question 3 pages
Second question 3 pages
Total 1650 words.
INSTRUCTION: Please briefly respond to all of the questions above in question and answer format. You can respond to the questions based on the information provided above as well as your own research. Research resources include Forbes, CNN.net, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Google articles on companies you are interested in, Audit analytics, and Sec.gov.
Your assignment will be graded based on the following rubric:
|Category||Unacceptable (0-1)||Needs Improvement (2-3)||Good (4)||Excellent (5)||Total Possible Points|
|Organization (x3)||There is no apparent organization to the answers. They shows some coherence but ideas lack unity.||There is some level of organization though digressions, ambiguities, irrelevance are too many. Transition evident but not used throughout the paper.||Answers are coherent and logically organized with transitions used between ideas and paragraphs to create coherence. Overall unity of ideas is present.||Answers show high degree of attention to logic and reasoning of points. Unity clearly leads the reader to the conclusion and stirs thought regarding the topic.||15|
|Content (x3)||Answers lack evidence of critical thinking. Writer uses superficial, simplistic, or irrelevant reasons and unjustifiable claims. Makes illogical, inconsistent inference.||Answers are primarily opinion without valid support. Little critical thinking is evident. Follows existing evidence to obtain conclusions.||Ideas are logical and reasoned, but demonstrate lesser degree of originality. Follows evidence and reason lead to obtain justifiable, logical conclusion.||Writer develops logical and reasoned independent ideas that go beyond predictable outcomes or the conclusions of researched materials. Follows where evidence and reason lead in order to obtain defensible, thoughtful, logical conclusions or solutions.||15|
|Grammar & Mechanics(x2)||Sentences are unclear and many grammatical errors in structure make answers virtually unreadable. Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and vocabulary usage contain major flaws that impede readability.||Most spelling, punctuation, and grammar correct allowing reader to progress through the answers. Some errors remain.||Answers have few spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors allowing reader to follow ideas clearly. Very few fragments or run-ons.||Answers are free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; absent of fragments, comma splices, and run-ons.||5|
Tesla Case Study Assignment