to address in the Signature Assignment. A high-quality definition of a problem identifies and carefully describes the most important contextual factors impacting attempts to fully understand and ultimately solve a problem. Examples of contextual factors include – but are not limited to — resource shortages, limited technological capacities, community or societal biases that undermine a search for solutions, and a lack of political will to move a problem higher on the agendas of policy making institutions. Essays should be approximately three double-spaced pages in length and submitted in MS Word format, double-spaced with Times-New Roman. As always, be sure to include complete, accurate citations to any sources informing your work.