Project Plan Rubric

Project Plan Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts
5 pts Title and Abstract
Your abstract provides a summary
of your proposal; it should contain
the following key elements:
(1) Research problem/Significance
(2) Project Aim
(3) A summary of your
solutions/approach
(4) If you want to impress us,
conclude with a sentence on the
expected outcomes of your work.
5 Pts
Proficient
Concise
abstract
provided, with
all elements
addressed
3 Pts
Competent
Abstract
provided,
but could
be more
detailed
2 Pts
Novice
The abstract
does not
summarise
the proposal
clearly
0 Pts
Not Addressed
This is not
addressed at all
or what is
provided is
irrelevant
6 pts Project Justification
(1) Describe the research problem
concisely
(2) Explain the need for this
research clearly; Provide tangible
evidence (supporting citations)
(3) Describe the current
limitations/gaps in knowledge
6 Pts
Proficient
Concise
description
of the
project
significance
(justification)
provided
4 Pts
Competent
Project
justification
provided
but could
be more
concise
3 Pts
Competent
Project
justification
is missing
one key
element (1,
2 or 3)
2 Pts
Adequate
Project
justification
could be
more
detailed
(several key
elements
have not
been
addressed).
0 Pts
Not
Addressed
This is not
addressed
at all or
what is
provided is
irrelevant
6 pts Project Aim and Objectives
(1) An aim describing the overall
intention of your project,
(2) 3/4 Objectives describing the
actions you will take to reach your
aim
6 Pts
Proficient
Well
stated
and
directed
research
aim and
objectives
4 Pts
Competent
Aim and
objectives
are
provided
and well
constructed
but could
be more
concise
3 Pts
Adequate
Aim and
objectives
provided
and
mostly
address
the
project
2 Pts
Novice
Aim and
objectives
provided
but show
little
insight
0 Pts
Not
Addressed
This is not
addressed
at all or
what is
provided is
irrelevant
6 pts Project Timeline, Milestones and
Tasks
Provide a list of:
(1) Expected Milestones to be
achieved that reflect the project
aim/objectives,
(2) Tasks underpinning each
milestone and
(3) Project Timeline (Gantt chart)
6 Pts
Proficient
Milestones
and tasks
fit well
with
project
aims and
are
achievable
4 Pts
Competent
Milestones
and tasks
fit with
project
aims and
are mostly
achievable
3 Pts
Adequate
Milestones
and tasks
relate
generally
to project
aims and
it is not
clear how
achievable
they are
2 Pts
Novice
Milestones
and tasks do
not fit well
with project
aims and/or
are mostly
unachievable
0 Pts
Not
Addressed
This is not
addressed
at all or
what is
provided is
irrelevant
8 pts Research Strategy and Approach
Describe the research approach
that you will undertake to solve
each research objective. Hint: This
is a more detailed (expanded)
methodological /experimental
recipe of your research milestones
and tasks.
8 Pts
Proficient
Approach
and
strategy
are
compelling
6 Pts
Competent
Approach
and
strategy are
described
but may not
address all
the
important
4 Pts
Novice
The
approach
and strategy
are only
addressed
simplistically
2 Pts
Novice
Insufficient
methodology
provided for
proposed
objectives.
0 Pts
Not
Addressed
This is not
addressed
at all or
what is
provided is
irrelevant

issues

Total points: 40
Criteria Ratings Pts
3 pts Expected Outcomes
Describe the
deliverables/benefits/expected
outcomes of your research
3 Pts
Proficient
Clearly outlined
outcomes that
are related to
the research
problem/aims
and objectives
2 Pts
Competent
Outcomes
have been
proposed
but are very
generic
1 Pts
Novice
Outcomes have
been proposed
but are not
relevant to the
research
problem, aim or
objectives.
0 Pts
Not
Addressed
This is not
addressed
at all or
what is
provided is
irrelevant
3 pts References
(1) All references must be in the
Harvard referencing style
(2) Minimum of 5 references
provided with at least 3 scholarly
articles
3 Pts
Proficient
Fully consistent
referencing with
at least 3
scholarly (peer
reviewed)
references
2 Pts
Novice
Partially
consistent
referencing or
insufficient
number of
scholarly
1 Pts
Adequate
No
scholarly
references
provided
0 Pts
Not
Addressed
No
references
provided
3 pts provided
1.5 Pts
Novice
Report structure or language issues
observed
Spelling, formatting and grammer
(SFG)
– Clear structure and layout of
proposal
– Fully consistent SFG (Font 12
main text, references in font 10 is
OK, consistent line, paragraph
and heading spacing
– It’s HIGHLY recommended you
use headings
– Spell checker has been used
3 Pts
Full
marks
0 Pts
No
marks

provided.
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