Posted: June 13th, 2022

6. Discussion: Can Happiness be Measured?

Getting Started
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
Luke 14:28 ESV
One of the characteristics of those who are impulsive is that they often fail to count the cost before they jump into some new project, task, relationship, educational program, and perhaps even a job. Luke infers that the better approach is to count the cost of any new endeavor before starting.
This raises the question of what costs are counted. The Virtuous Business Model argues that there are at least three dimensions that must be considered in counting the cost. The economic domain is the obvious one. We have extensive tools that we use to make better cost counting divisions. The social dimension has largely been ignored in the past but is now gaining more prominence as society begins to demand sustainability and recognition of the business’s responsibility to be a good citizen of our communities. However, the spiritual domain is still largely unrecognized.
The Virtual Business Model helps define the spiritual domain both for leaders and organizations. Counting the cost for the spiritual domain then means considering the impact of this new activity on your core values and beliefs. Critically inspect this new activity and if you find it worthy and have counted the cost, move forward courageously!
Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:
Engage in critical thinking in alignment with the Virtuous Business model.
Instructions
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Prepare a discussion post that answers the following questions:
Describe some time in your life when you may have failed to count the cost. What were the results?
Describe some time in your life when you did count the cost. How critically did you consider the cost before moving forward? What were the results?
Your initial post should be 200 – 300 words long and is due by the fourth day of the workshop.
Respond in writing to two of your classmates.
Each written response should be 100 – 200 words in length and demonstrate a critical analysis of your classmate’s post.
These responses are due by the end of the workshop.
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6/11/22, 9:04 AM Preview Rubric: 5.1, 6.1 Discussion (25 points) – 3SU2022 Data Analytics & Research (BADM-707-01B) – Indiana Wesleyan University
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5.1, 6.1 Discussion (25 points)
Course: 3SU2022 Data Analytics & Research (BADM-707-01B)
Criteria Excellent Competent
Needs
Improvement
Inadequate/Faili
ng
Criterion Score
Question No.
1
/ 88 points
Demonstrated
clear, insightful
critical thinking
describing
what one’s life
would have
looked like in
five years if
one had not
started the
DBA.
7 points
(6-7 points)

Demonstrated
competent
critical thinking
describing
what one’s life
would have
looked like in
five years if
one had not
started the
DBA.
5 points
(4-5 points)

Demonstrated
limited critical
thinking in
describing
what one’s life
would have
looked like in
five years if
one had not
started the
DBA.
3 points
(0-3 points)

Demonstrated
little to no
critical thinking
describing
what one’s life
would have
looked like in
five years if
one had not
started the
DBA.
6/11/22, 9:04 AM Preview Rubric: 5.1, 6.1 Discussion (25 points) – 3SU2022 Data Analytics & Research (BADM-707-01B) – Indiana Wesleyan University
https://brightspace.indwes.edu/d2l/lp/rubrics/preview.d2l?ou=165060&rubricId=518402&originTool=quicklinks 2/4
Criteria Excellent Competent
Needs
Improvement
Inadequate/Faili
ng
Criterion Score
Question No.
2
/ 88 points
Demonstrated
clear, insightful
critical thinking
describing
what one’s life
will look like
five years after
completing the
DBA, how it is
the same, and
how it is
different.
7 points
(6-7 points)

Demonstrated
competent
critical thinking
describing
what one’s life
will look like
five years after
completing the
DBA, how it is
the same, and
how it is
different.
5 points
(4-5 points)

Demonstrated
limited critical
thinking in
describing
what one’s life
will look like
five years after
completing the
DBA, how it is
the same, and
how it is
different.
3 points
(0-3 points)

Demonstrated
little to no
critical thinking
describing
what one’s life
will look like
five years after
completing the
DBA, how it is
the same, and
how it is
different.
6/11/22, 9:04 AM Preview Rubric: 5.1, 6.1 Discussion (25 points) – 3SU2022 Data Analytics & Research (BADM-707-01B) – Indiana Wesleyan University
https://brightspace.indwes.edu/d2l/lp/rubrics/preview.d2l?ou=165060&rubricId=518402&originTool=quicklinks 3/4
Criteria Excellent Competent
Needs
Improvement
Inadequate/Faili
ng
Criterion Score
Response to
Classmates
/ 66 points
Demonstrated
clear, insightful
critical analysis
of one’s
classmates’
postings in
determining
the logic of
their
arguments, the
correctness of
their facts, the
reasonableness
of their
interpretations
and
consistency
with the
substance and
intent of their
references.
5 points
(4-5 points)

Demonstrated
competent
critical analysis
of one’s
classmates’
postings in
determining
the logic of
their
arguments, the
correctness of
their facts, the
reasonableness
of their
interpretations
and
consistency
with the
substance and
intent of their
references.
3 points
(2-3 points)

Demonstrated
limited critical
analysis of
one’s
classmates’
postings in
determining
the logic of
their
arguments, the
correctness of
their facts, the
reasonableness
of their
interpretations
and
consistency
with the
substance and
intent of their
references.
1 point
(0-1 point)

Demonstrated
little to no
critical analysis
of one’s
classmates’
postings in
determining
the logic of
their
arguments, the
correctness of
their facts, the
reasonableness
of their
interpretations
and
consistency
with the
substance and
intent of their
references.
6/11/22, 9:04 AM Preview Rubric: 5.1, 6.1 Discussion (25 points) – 3SU2022 Data Analytics & Research (BADM-707-01B) – Indiana Wesleyan University
https://brightspace.indwes.edu/d2l/lp/rubrics/preview.d2l?ou=165060&rubricId=518402&originTool=quicklinks 4/4
Total / 25
Overall Score
Criteria Excellent Competent
Needs
Improvement
Inadequate/Faili
ng
Criterion Score
Grammar,
Spelling,
Length, and
Citation
/ 33 points
Sentence
structure is
complete with
correct
spelling,
punctuation,
capitalization,
varied diction,
and word
choices.

Assignment
length is
correct with
sources
correctly cited.
2 points
Sentence
structure has
minor errors
(fragments,
run-ons) with
correct
spelling,
punctuation,
capitalization,
and limited
diction and
word choices.

Assignment
length is
correct with
sources
correctly cited.
1 point
Sentence
structure has
several errors
in sentence
fluency with
multiple
fragments/run-
ons; poor
spelling,
punctuation,
and/or word
choice.

Assignment
length is
inappropriate
with several
format and
citation errors.
0 points
Sentence
structure has
serious and
persistent
errors in
sentence
fluency,
sentence
structure,
spelling,
punctuation,
and/or word
choice.

Assignment
length is
inappropriate
with several
format and
citation errors
or sources not
cited.
Excellent
23 points minimum
Competent
21 points minimum
Needs Improvement
18 points minimum
Inadequate/Failing
0 points minimum

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