Assignment 2: Public University Analysis

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Assignment 2: Public University Analysis Due Week 9 and worth 240 points 
Select a public university system and review the financial statements and audit report for the system.  
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify and analyze the employee pension plan disclosures in the financial statements. Evaluate the impact of the GAASB proposed changes to the pension liabilities on the financial statements of the institution.
  2. Identify and analyze the economic conditions that will affect the future growth and success of the institution.
  3. Review and evaluate the treatment of federal grants such as Pell grants, supplemental grants, and work study on the revenue reported for the institution.
  4. Compare the treatment of endowments, earnings on endowments, and restricted funds with GAASB requirements.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the financial reporting of government not for profit organizations and assess the reporting requirements in accordance with governmental accounting standards board (GASB).
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in government and not-for-profit accounting.
  • Write clearly and concisely about government and not-for-profit accounting using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 240

Assignment 2: Public University Analysis

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Identify and analyze the employee pension plan disclosures in the financial statements.  Evaluate the impact of the GAASB proposed changes to the pension liabilities on the financial statements of the institution.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or Identified and analyzed the employee pension plan disclosures in the financial statements. Incompletely evaluated the impact of the GAASB proposed changes to the pension liabilities on the financial statements of the institution.

Insufficiently identified and analyzed the employee pension plan disclosures in the financial statements. Insufficiently evaluated the impact of the GAASB proposed changes to the pension liabilities on the financial statements of the institution.

Partially identified and analyzed the employee pension plan disclosures in the financial statements. Partially evaluated the impact of the GAASB proposed changes to the pension liabilities on the financial statements of the institution.

Satisfactorilly identified and analyzed the employee pension plan disclosures in the financial statements. Satisfactorily evaluated the impact of the GAASB proposed changes to the pension liabilities on the financial statements of the institution.

Thoroughly identified and analyzed the employee pension plan disclosures in the financial statements. Thoroughly evaluated the impact of the GAASB proposed changes to the pension liabilities on the financial statements of the institution.

2. Identify and analyze the economic conditions that will affect the future growth and success of the institution.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely identified and analyzed the economic conditions that will affect the future growth and success of the institution.

Insufficiently identified and analyzed the economic conditions that will affect the future growth and success of the institution.

Partially identified and analyzed the economic conditions that will affect the future growth and success of the institution.

Satisfactorily identified and analyzed the economic conditions that will affect the future growth and success of the institution.

Thoroughly identified and analyzed the economic conditions that will affect the future growth and success of the institution.

3. Review and evaluate the treatment of federal grants such as Pell grants, supplemental grants, and work study on the revenue reported for the institution.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely reviewed and evaluated the treatment of federal grants such as Pell grants, supplemental grants, and work study on the revenue reported for the institution.

Insufficiently reviewed and evaluated the treatment of federal grants such as Pell grants, supplemental grants, and work study on the revenue reported for the institution.

Partially reviewed and evaluated the treatment of federal grants such as Pell grants, supplemental grants, and work study on the revenue reported for the institution.

Satisfactorily reviewed and evaluated the treatment of federal grants such as Pell grants, supplemental grants, and work study on the revenue reported for the institution.

Thoroughly reviewed and evaluated the treatment of federal grants such as Pell grants, supplemental grants, and work study on the revenue reported for the institution.

4. Compare the treatment of endowments, earnings on endowments, and restricted funds with GAASB requirements.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely compared the treatment of endowments, earnings on endowments, and restricted funds with GAASB requirements.

Insufficiently compared the treatment of endowments, earnings on endowments, and restricted funds with GAASB requirements.

Partially compared the treatment of endowments, earnings on endowments, and restricted funds with GAASB requirements.

Satisfactorily compared the treatment of endowments, earnings on endowments, and restricted funds with GAASB requirements.

Thoroughly compared the treatment of endowments, earnings on endowments, and restricted funds with GAASB requirements.

5. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

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