Aspects of NIMS training

Students will write a research paper based on one of the topics below. The paper should include an
overview of the subject and major relevant points relative to economic, social and/or legal implications or
impacts. Moreover, the paper should incorporate the role of the Saint Leo University core value of
Community as it relates to local response to terrorism (e.g., mutual aid agreements, regionalization
approaches, multi-jurisdictional training or exercises, cross-discipline training or exercises, interoperable
The paper has a required minimum length of 2500 words and must conform to APA style and formatting.
This includes a running head, page numbers, cover page, abstract, introduction, body, summary of
findings, conclusion, in-text citations, and reference page. Non-APA formatted papers will receive an
automatic 25 point reduction.
A minimum of five references are required, with no more than two from Internet sources. Additional
grading criteria will include clarity of presentation, quality of content, mastery of content, care and
attention to detail, organization, originality of presentation, and the value and interest of the presentation,
as well as proper grammar and punctuation. A grading rubric is available in the course Doc Sharing
The assignment must be your original work. You are required to use no more than 15% of others quoted
work when completing any assignments within this course of study. Your research paper must therefore
be 85% original.