I’m studying for my Business class and need an explanation.
For your first essay, analyze the role of a higher education institution’s “founding narrative” in
the institution’s identity today.
1. What is the story that the college or university tells of its founding?
2. How does this story relate to the institution’s actual origins?
3. And how does that “founding narrative” reflect or differ from the institutions current
4. To answer these questions you will need to tell the story of the institution and analyze
that story’s function today. Your thesis statement will be the product of that analysis.
Choose an institution which you have direct experience as a student or professional. If you draw
from your personal experience, you can use “I” in describing your direct experiences.
To write this essay, you will need to draw from the institution’s website and published
promotional materials, and research the history of the institution. Do yourself a favor and choose
an institution where there is readily available materials. Site all source material using APA style.
A good guide to APA is the Owl at Purdue: https://owl.purdue.edu/
Length: 5 pages (maximum), double-spaced in times new roman 12 pt. font.