Outline of Movements in Art

In Week 5, you will design an art gallery specific to a movement of your choice. To prepare for this project, this week you will examine the five movements listed below. To research the movements that we have not yet discussed in class, you will need to look ahead in your textbook and/or search for sources in the Ashford University Library.

  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Romanticism
  • Impressionism
  • Modernism

In your paper, outline the following information for each of the five movements:

  • Include the name and time period of the movement.
  • Describe the movement, including unique key characteristics.
  • Identify two works of art that incorporate the significant characteristics of the time period.
    • Include the following basic identifying information for each: artist name, title of work, year completed, medium (materials from which the artwork is made), size, and current location.

Example

  • Name of Movement (time period)
    • Description of movement
    • Artwork significant to the movement
      • Artist, title of work of art, year completed, region
      • Artist, title of work of art, year completed, region
  • Name of Movement (time period)
    • Description of movement
    • Artwork significant to the movement
      • Artist, title of work of art, year completed, region
      • Artist, title of work of art, year completed, region

Your outline must be at least two pages in length, excluding the title and reference pages.

Use at least two scholarly sources to support your points. The ProQuest and JSTOR databases in the Ashford Online Library are helpful sources of information, as is the ART101 Museum and Images WebsitePreview the document document located in your classroom. From the library home page select Find Articles and More and then select Databases A – Z. From the list of letters, you will choose the “J” link for JSTOR or “P” for ProQuest. Then, scroll down to JSTOR or ProQuest.

Watch these tutorials on using the scholarly database JSTOR and ProQuest to help you find scholarly articles to use for your project (available in your classroom).

Information Management

Suppose you are the information technology (IT) manager for an IT company. You receive a report that contains a list of computer equipment stored in the company warehouse. You notice that the list also includes items that you know are not stored in the warehouse. Would you consider this list as good information? Why, or why not? Give some examples of at least three items on this list that you consider to be good information and at least three items on this list that would not be good information. Explain your reasoning, and include a discussion about why good information is important in management information systems (MIS).

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit I

In this unit, you have learned about management information systems (MIS) and the importance of it. For this assignment, compose a paper that discusses the key differences between data, information, information technology (IT), and information systems (IS). Your paper should address the components listed below.

Define what is meant by information.

Define what is meant by data.

Create two matrices (one for data and one for information) that illustrate the key differences between information and data, place the matrices into your paper, and briefly discuss the differences in one or two paragraphs. Each matrix should contain characteristics and/or facts about the subjects (data and information) that show how they are different. Define IT.

Define IS.

Using the five-component model as an example, discuss some differences between IT and IS.

If you are using Microsoft Word, you can develop a matrix using this program. For an example of how to create a matrix using Microsoft Word, see the Microsoft.com explanation by clicking the link below.

Microsoft. (n.d.). Create a matrix. Retrieved from https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-a-matrix-0E74423D-2E28- 4DEB-9223-A30C2312CC22

You may use another computer software program that you are familiar with to create the matrices. However, you must submit your assignment in a Microsoft Word document, and the matrices should be included in the body of your paper.

Your paper must be a minimum of two pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages), and you must use at least two resources as references. Any information from these resources must be cited and referenced in APA format.

Unit II Journal

Refer back to the “2027?” section on page 69 (Q1-Q7) of the textbook in uCertify, which provides an interesting discussion about the future of collaboration. After reading about the future of collaboration systems, how do you envision collaboration in your industry in the year 2027?

Describe the industry you currently work in or plan to work in along with a discussion of your vision of what collaboration will be like for your industry in the year 2027. Be sure to discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages to your vision of collaboration in 2027.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit II PowerPoint Presentation

In this assignment, you will create a presentation for your organization to explain how successful collaboration can improve success and provide competitive advantages.

Scenario: Your organization has used a variety of collaboration systems developed by some project managers. Some of

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these systems were successful while others were not. Your organization has one unique challenge—many of your employees are staffed at other locations or work from home (telework). You would like to standardize the collaboration process to improve team communication for all company projects. In your presentation, you should include the elements listed below.

Explain why collaboration information systems (IS) are important from the organization’s perspective.

Discuss how collaboration tools can improve team communication.

Identify three tools that will be used for synchronous communications and three tools that will be used for asynchronous communications. Be sure to explain why you made these choices.

Describe how project files, such as Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, MS Project, and MS Visio, will be shared with team members. Be sure to explain the rationale behind your choice.

Explain how the task list for managing tasks will be shared with team members. Be sure to explain the rationale behind your choice.

Discuss how this new collaboration IS could provide competitive advantages for your organization.

Your presentation should be a minimum of six slides in length (not counting the title and reference slides). Use of images, graphics, and diagrams is encouraged.

You can use an industry of your choosing or examples from your personal or professional experiences in developing this assignment. You can also use the resources in the Unit II Suggested Reading section to assist you with this assignment.

Be sure to follow the 7×7 rule (i.e., there should be no more than 7 words per line and no more than 7 lines per slide). You are required to use speaker notes to discuss the bullet points on your slides.

You must use at least two academic resources to support your presentation, and you must cite (in APA format) any information on your slides or in your speaker notes that came from these sources.

Unit III

In this unit, you learned about the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices. Think about how these concepts apply to your life, and describe how you use devices such as these in your day-to-day life.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit III PowerPoint Presentation

For decades, relational databases remained essentially unchanged; data was segmented into specific chunks for columns, slots, and repositories, also called structured data. However, in this Internet of Things (IoT) era, databases need to be reengineered because the very nature of data has changed. Today’s databases need to be developed with the needs of IoT in mind and have the ability to perform real-time processing to manage workloads that are dynamic. For example, relational databases should be able to work with real-time data streaming and big data (an example was presented in the Unit III Lesson).

Scenario: Falcon Security wants their customers to be able to view security video footage in real-time and provide customers with the ability to query video footage for viewing. Choosing a database solution such as MongoDB would allow Falcon Security to store customer video footage in the same database as the metadata.

To do this, Falcon Security needs a way to manage the demands of real-time data streaming for real-time analytics. Conduct some research for a NoSQL database application, such as MongoDB or Cassandra, that could meet this need. How would switching to a real-time database solution help Falcon Security remain competitive? Create a PowerPoint presentation that includes the components listed below.

Provide a brief introduction to IoT.

Present the argument to the Falcon Security CEO that switching to a more dynamic database structure (NoSQL real- time database) will meet the demands of IoT.

Introduce some features of the database you chose, whether it is MongoDB, Cassandra, or another database. Describe how switching to a more dynamic database will give Falcon Security a competitive advantage.

Your presentation must be a minimum of six slides in length (not counting the title and reference slides), and you must use at least two academic resources. Any information from a resource used must be cited and referenced in APA format.

Unit IV

When you started your small business, you managed all business processes on your own. Now, your business is expanding and you have hired employees to help. Would you consider implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, or would you continue to use applications, such as Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access), to manage your business processes? Be sure to explain the reasons behind your choice.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit IV

Scenario: A company called Colony Nursery and Landscaping opened a new store located a few hundred miles away from its original location. The company wants to implement an award system that awards their customers with points whenever customers make a purchase, but the two stores are not able to share information. Colony Nursery and Landscaping will need to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will solve the information silo problem by collecting and making this user data available. Colony Nursery and Landscaping is hoping that by providing customers with this award

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system, they will be able to maintain competitive advantage. Colony Nursery and Landscaping cannot afford to purchase, develop, or maintain this system on-site, so they are investigating cloud solutions.

In addition, for many organizations, Colony Nursery and Landscaping included, information silos make it difficult to tap into needed information. Discuss whether or not the problem of information silos can be solved by using the cloud. Some organizations do not have the resources to construct or maintain their computer infrastructure, so they utilize cloud services instead to reduce costs and improve scalability. In this assignment, you will discuss whether or not the cloud offers solutions for Colony Nursery and Landscaping and identify an application that the ERP system could provide. Compose an essay that includes the elements listed below.

Define what an information silo is.

Explain why information silos are a problem for organizations.

Discuss why organizations are moving to the cloud.

Determine whether or not using cloud services, such as a cloud-based host for data storage, would solve the ERP information silo problem at Colony Nursery and Landscaping.

Explain how using the ERP system and awards program would provide a competitive advantage for Colony Nursery and Landscaping.

Discuss why the implementation of an ERP system might require business process reengineering for Colony Nursery and Landscaping. Be sure to explain the business processes that will be affected (e.g., the customer awards system). Use diagrams or tables as needed, but this is not required.

Your essay must be a minimum of two pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages), and it must be formatted in APA style. You should include an introduction section that gives background and context to your reader. You must use at least two scholarly resources as references. Any information from these resources must be cited and referenced in APA format.

Unit V

Recall the social media information systems scenario about augmented reality at the beginning of Chapter 8. Based on what you have learned in this unit, how would you respond if you were the head of marketing at ARES when Cassie and Raj presented their ideas about a mixed-reality environment? What do you think will happen if the company does not shift its current advertising ideology to embrace virtual environments? Be sure to use examples to support your arguments.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit V Scholarly Activity

Choose one of the scenarios below (A or B) to complete the assignment. Scenario A

You are the business owner of a local small engine repair shop, and you have been thinking about implementing a knowledge management system for your customer service technicians. You are thinking about this because there are times when some of your technicians know how to fix certain engine problems and others do not. Providing a central knowledge repository could help share troubleshooting and repair knowledge among your technicians.

Scenario B

You are the business owner of a local cleaning service, and you have been thinking about implementing a knowledge management system for your cleaning technicians, especially for those who troubleshoot and solve cleaning problems, such as removing certain carpet and water stains, addressing mold, and selecting the proper tools and products to use for other types of cleaning issues. You are thinking about this because there are times when some of your cleaning technicians know how to properly clean carpets and others do not. Providing a central knowledge repository could help share cleaning knowledge among your cleaning technicians.

After you chose your scenario (A or B), compose a paper that addresses the elements listed below.

Explain the role of knowledge management systems.

Explain what is meant by expert systems.

Explain what is meant by content management systems.

Discuss how the business in the selected scenario could benefit from an expert system and a content management system, and provide two examples for each type of system.

Discuss how the business in the selected scenario could benefit from business intelligence, and provide two examples of these benefits.

Discuss how the business in the selected scenario can use social media to not only obtain information and knowledge but to share it as well, and provide two examples of how the business might use social media information systems.

Your paper must be at least two pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages), and you must also use at least two scholarly sources, one of which must come from the CSU Online Library. Any information from a source must be cited and referenced in APA format, and your paper must be formatted in accordance to APA guidelines.

Unit VI Journal

In this unit, you learned about safeguards against security threats. Do you use any of these in your personal life or at work? If so, explain how these safeguards help to ensure information security in your home or at work. If not, do you feel like the systems are adequately protected? Should any safeguards be put into place?

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Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit VI PowerPoint Presentation

Recently, a terminated employee used his mobile device to log in to the company network and steal sensitive data. As the manager of the information technology (IT) security department, you were asked by your boss to present a summary of what the organization should do to prevent this from happening again. Create a PowerPoint presentation of your summary. In your PowerPoint presentation, you should include the components listed below.

Explain the goal of information security in relation to mobile devices.

Identify the three sources of threats, provide a summary of each, and provide at least one example of each. Explain technical safeguards, and discuss which technical safeguard(s) should be used for mobile devices. Explain data safeguards, and discuss which data safeguard(s) should be used in this type of scenario. Explain human safeguards, and discuss which human safeguard(s) should be implemented.

Discuss why the organization needs an incident response plan to secure information and knowledge.

Your presentation must be a minimum of six slides in length, not counting the title and reference slides. Be sure that any graphics used are appropriate and support the content of your presentation. You must use at least two references in your presentation, and they should be cited and referenced in APA format. Please cite all sources used.

Unit VII Journal

Recall the Augmented Reality Exercise System (ARES) scenario discussed at the beginning of Chapter 11 of the textbook in uCertify. As the manager of this project, would you approve the decision to use an offshore contractor to outsource the development of AR headset applications? Why would you make this decision?

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit VII Case Study

As a manager of an organization, you will often need to find ways to cut costs. One way to cut costs is to outsource by hiring another organization to perform the service. Consider the scenario below.

As a manager for the public outreach department, you realize that the current system for managing outreach issues is outdated. You would like to have a new outreach system developed using the Cloudera platform to help manage big data. However, no one in the organization has the expertise. You will have to outsource the project to save on costs and avoid management problems. Two companies have sent in a bid—one from Vancouver, Canada, and one from Mumbai, India. The bid from India was slightly lower than the bid from Canada. Compose a response that includes the elements listed below.

Define what is meant by outsourcing.

Explain how Peter Drucker’s statement (covered in the textbook in uCertify) about how one company’s back room is another company’s front room pertains to outsourcing. Use an example.

Summarize the management advantages, cost reduction, and risk reduction of outsourcing.

Summarize the outsourcing risks concerning control, long-term costs, and exit strategy.

Discuss which company you would outsource to and why. Does distance matter?

Your case study must be at least two pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages), and you must use at least two references as a source for your essay. See the Suggested Reading section for some sample articles on outsourcing. Be sure to cite all sources used in APA format, and format your essay in APA style.

Unit VIII Journal

Identify a skill or knowledge that you learned in this course, and explain how you can apply it to increase success in your career in a real-world scenario.

Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

Unit VIII Essay

In this final assignment, you will develop a paper that reviews some of the main topics covered in the course. Compose an essay to address the elements listed below.

Identify the components of an information system (IS) using the five-component framework, and provide a brief summary of each.

Explain Porter’s five forces model.

Management IS (MIS) incorporate software and hardware technologies to provide useful information for decision-making. Explain each of the following IS, and use at least one example in each to support your discussion:

a collaboration information system,

a database management system,

a content management system,

a knowledge management/expert system,

a customer relationship management system, an enterprise resource planning system,

a social media IS,

a business intelligence/decision support system, and

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an enterprise IS.

Identify and discuss one technical and one human safeguard to protect against IS security threats.

There are several processes that can be used to develop IS and applications such as systems development life cycle (SDLC) and scrum (agile development). Provide a brief description of SDLC and scrum, and then discuss at least one similarity and one difference between SDLC and scrum

Sum up your paper by discussing the importance of MIS.

Your paper must be at least three pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages), and you must use at least two resources. Be sure to cite all sources used in APA format, and format your essay in APA style.

APA Guidelines

The application of the APA writing style shall be practical, functional, and appropriate to each academic level, with the primary purpose being the documentation (citation) of sources. CSU requires that students use APA style for certain papers and projects. Students should always carefully read and follow assignment directions and review the associated grading rubric when available. Students can find The CSU Citation Guide by clicking here. This document includes examples and sample papers and provides information on how to contact the CSU Writing Center.

Grading Rubrics

This course utilizes analytic grading rubrics as tools for your professor in assigning grades for all learning activities. Each rubric serves as a guide that communicates the expectations of the learning activity and describes the criteria for each level of achievement. In addition, a rubric is a reference tool that lists evaluation criteria and can help you organize your efforts to meet the requirements of that learning activity. It is imperative for you to familiarize yourself with these rubrics because these are the primary tools your professor uses for assessing learning activities.

Rubric categories include (1) Journal, (2) Assessment (Written Response), and (3) Assignment. Howe

SECURITY ARCHITECTURE

Threat modeling seek to identify, communicate, document, and understand threats and mitigations within the context of protecting the business assets. Part of threat modeling therefore would involve discovering potential security vulnerabilities. Security vulnerabilities are normally identified by performing security vulnerability scans in the target environment (s).

Compare and contrast  the process/steps of threat modeling/vulnerability scanning in the following cloud service providers’ environments:

Microsoft Azure

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Discuss and compared four (4) requirements necessary to be performed threat modeling in Azure and AWS platforms?

Discuss two common tools use to perform threat modeling in both AWS and Azure cloud platforms

Would you need permission to perform threat modeling with your PaaS service provider? If yes, why?

DQ requirement:

Outline your discussion under relevant headings, matching the question asked.I recommend your initial posting to be between 250-300 All initial posts must contain a properly formatted APA in-text citation and scholarly reference.

20 MCQ’s

1. Turnadot & Sons is a small wholesaler of decorative cast iron objects. The following events, related to a special customer order, occur as described below:
• August 5, 2005: Turnadot receives the special order for 200 outdoor planters at a selling price of $50 each, including delivery at a future convenient time and location. The customer, with whom Turnadot has had a long-term, trouble-free relationship, pays $3,000 as a deposit and agrees to pay the rest on delivery. Turnadot immediately orders $4,000 worth of planters from its supplier and pays a $1,000 deposit for them.
• August 27, 2005: Turnadot pays $3,000 balance due to the supplier upon delivery of the planters to its warehouse.
• September 5, 2005: The customer calls for delivery of the planters, and pays the balance of $7,000 when they arrive at the customer site.
What is the dollar gross margin earned by Turnadot on the special order for 200 planters?
• $2,000
• $7,000
• $9,000
• $6,000

2. The next 6 questions refer to Quentin Company’s December 31, 2004 Balance Sheet.
Quentin began 2004 with the following non-current asset balances: Plant and equipment (net) $59,000; Patent (net) $28,000. No long-term assets were purchased or sold during the year. How much amortization and depreciation expense did Quentin record during 2004?
• $3,000
• $4,000
• $7,000
• Cannot be estimated

3. Quentin’s 2004 net income was $5,000. No dividends were declared or paid during 2004. What was Quentin’s retained earnings balance on December 31, 2003?
• $39,000
• $49,000
• $34,000
• Cannot be estimated

4. Quentin’s current ratio on December 31, 2004 is:
• 1.25
• 0.80
• 0.53
• 1.125

1. Quentin’s total debt to equity ratio on December 31, 2004 is:
• 2.12
• 1.52
• 1.19
• 0.53

2. Quentin Company’s year-end 2004 total assets equals its year-end 2004 total liabilities and owners’ equity. This is most likely the result of the company following the:
• Historical Cost concept
• Dual-aspect concept
• Materiality concept
• Money measurement concept

3. Quentin’s December 31, 2003 inventory T-account debit balance was also $56,000. During 2004, its inventory purchases amounted to $25,000, and there were no inventory-related write-downs or losses. What was Quentin’s 2004 cost of goods sold expense?
• $5,000
• $67,000
• $20,000
• $45,000

4. The next 6 questions refer to Carlita Company’s 2004 Income Statement.
Carlita’s 2004 gross margin percentage is:
• 50%
• 33%
• 30%
• 25%

1. During 2004, Carlita’s competitor Farside had double the sales of Carlita, but it also earned a gross margin of $30,000. Farside’s 2004 gross margin percentage was:
• 25%
• 50%
• 12.5%
• Insufficient information; cannot be calculated

2. Carlita began 2004 with a retained earnings account balance of $132,000. During 2004, it declared and paid dividends of $5,000. Its December 31, 2004 retained earnings account balance is:
• $132,000
• $120,000
• $139,000
• Cannot be calculated

3. Carlita’s 2004 return on sales percentage is:
• 25%
• 16.67%
• 15%
• 10%

4. Carlita began 2004 with an interest payable account balance of $13,000. During 2004, it paid $5,000 in interest to its lenders. On December 31, 2004, its interest payable account balance is:
• $15,000
• $10,000
• $13,000
• Cannot be calculated

 

1. Carlita began 2004 with a taxes payable account balance of $3,000. On December 31, 2004, its taxes payable account balance is $7,000. How much did Carlita pay to the tax authorities during the year?
• $2,000
• $6,000
• $4,000
• Cannot be calculated

2. On January 1, 2005, Jon Sports has a bond payable of $200,000. During 2005, it pays off $20,000 of the outstanding bond principal and issues a new $70,000 bond. There are no other transactions related to the bond payable account.
What is Jon Sports’ December 31, 2005 bond payable balance?
• A debit balance of $250,000
• A credit balance of $150,000
• A debit balance of $150,000
• A credit balance of $250,000

3. The next 7 questions are based on Panjim Trading Company’s cash T-account for 2005.
Based on Panjim’s 2005 cash T-account, which one of the following statements must be true?
• During 2005, Panjim’s total merchandise sales were $60,000
• During 2005, Panjim’s total merchandise purchases were $44,000
• During 2005, Panjim issued $75,000 of debt
• Panjim did not record any tax expense for 2005

4. Panjim began 2005 with salaries payable balance of $75,000. It had 2005 salary expense of $80,000. Its 2005 ending salaries payable balance must be:
• $95,000
• $55,000
• $155,000
• $105,000

Discussion Week 4

Week Four Discussion: Leadership at Southwest

 

Southwest CEO, Gary Kelly

Gary Kelly serves as the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Southwest Airlines. A 23-year Southwest veteran who became CFO in 1989, Gary has worked closely with Southwest¿s legendary Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus Herb Kelleher and President Emeritus Colleen Barrett to build the nation¿s largest airline in terms of passengers¿and the undisputed Low-Fare Leader.

Gary began his career at Southwest Airlines as Controller, moving up to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance, then Executive Vice President and CFO, before being promoted to CEO and Vice Chairman in July 2004. Gary assumed the role of Chairman in May 2008 and President in July 2008. Prior to joining Southwest Airlines in 1986, Gary was a CPA for Arthur Young & Company in Dallas and Controller for Systems Center, Inc.

Southwest Airlines is celebrating 37 years of consecutive profitability and was named #1 in Customer Satisfaction by the Department of Transportation for the year 2009. For the 13th year in a row, Fortune magazine listed Southwest Airlines among the world¿s most admired corporations. Gary has received awards and recognitions, including being named one of Business Travel News¿ 25 Most Influential Executives of 2004; named a finalist for Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News editors for the year 2005; honored with the 4th Annual Friends of Texas Public Schools Friend of the Year Award for 2008; named one of the best CEOs in America for 2008, 2009, and 2010 by Institutional Investor magazine; and most recently voted Dallas CEO of the Year by both the Dallas Morning News¿ ¿Top 100 Places to Work¿ and CEO magazine.

Gary received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs; chairs the McCombs School Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin; and was most recently named to the Lincoln National Corporation¿s Board of Directors.Kelly outlines Southwest¿s recipe for success below:

  • Hire great people, treat ¿em like family.
  • Care for our Customers warmly and personally, like they’re guests in our home.
  • Keep fares and operating costs lower than anybody else by being safe, efficient, and operationally excellent.
  • Stay prepared for bad times with a strong balance sheet, lots of cash, and a stout fuel hedge.

¿Throughout our history, we¿ve faced enormous challenges ranging from brutal competition to recessions to terrorism to hurricanes to soaring energy costs. We¿ve been able to overcome those challenges and still maintain our core values regarding People; Customers; operations; financial health; and performance¿for 37 years. That speaks volumes to discipline and consistency,¿ he said.

It¿s clear for Southwest that success equals working hard, having fun, and treating Customers like family. With those principles as a foundation, Southwest¿s success will continue for the next 37 years!

Complete your assigned reading and then watch the videos below corresponding with this week’s discussion. Next, respond to the Discussion questions below. Your first post should answer those questions and should be made by Thursday midnight. You should make two additional posts (three total) on separate days before the end of the week (Sunday midnight). Good luck.

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Discussion assignments will be graded as follows:

Thoroughly answered all of the questions:    40

Quality of responses to two classmates:       20

References to text and/or other sources:    10

Spelling/Grammar at college level:               10

Posted on 3 separate days:                            20

TOTAL:   100 points

A simplified rubric will be posted in Comments associated with your weekly grade.

Discussion Posts (APA guidelines)

Be sure to use APA format when citing your sources (including the text) when making your Discussion posts. This applies to both short quotations and paraphrasing.CLICK HERE FOR MORE APA GUIDELINES

 

YOU MUST POST ON AT LEAST THREE SEPARATE DAYS.

 

  • 1. How would you describe Gary Kelly’s leadership style?
    2. Would you say that he’s a charismatic leader? Why?
    3. What sources of power does he have?
    4. How does he motivate his followers?

    To post to the discussion, click on Week 4 Discussion Forum above, then Create Thread.

RESPONSES TO PEERS

Julie Lowe

Environmental Factors And Health Promotion: Accident Prevention And Safety Promotion For Parents And Caregivers Of Infants

Details:

The growth, development, and learned behaviors that occur during the first year of infancy have a direct effect on the individual throughout a lifetime. For this assignment, research an environmental factor that poses a threat to the health or safety of infants and develop a health promotion that can be presented to caregivers.

Create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint health promotion, with speaker notes, that outlines a teaching plan. For the presentation of your PowerPoint, use Loom to create a voice over or a video. Include an additional slide for the Loom link at the beginning, and an additional slide for references at the end.

Include the following in your presentation:

  1. Describe the selected environmental factor. Explain how the environmental factor you selected can potentially affect the health or safety of infants.
  2. Create a health promotion plan that can be presented to caregivers to address the environmental factor and improve the overall health and well-being of infants.
  3. Offer recommendations on accident prevention and safety promotion as they relate to the selected environmental factor and the health or safety of infants.
  4. Offer examples, interventions, and suggestions from evidence-based research. At least three scholarly resources are required. Two of the three resources must be peer-reviewed and no more than 6 years old.
  5. Provide readers with two community resources, a national resource, and a Web-based resource. Include a brief description and contact information for each resource.
  6. In developing your PowerPoint, take into consideration the health care literacy level of your target audience, as well as the demographic of the caregiver/patient (socioeconomic level, language, culture, and any other relevant characteristic of the caregiver) for which the presentation is tailored

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

Refer to the resource, “Loom,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on recording your presentation.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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Environmental Factors and Health Promotion: Accident Prevention and Safety Promotion for Parents and Caregivers of Infants
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100.00%100.0 %Content 15.0 %Environmental Factor and the Potential Effect on InfantsAn environmental factor is not presented. The issue chosen is not environmental. An incomplete summary of how the environmental factor potentially affects infant health or safety is presented.A general description of how the environmental factor potentially affects infant health or safety is presented. There are inaccuracies, or more evidence is needed for support or rationale.A description of how the environmental factor potentially affects infant health or safety is presented. Some support or rationale is needed.A detailed description of how the environmental factor potentially affects infant health or safety is presented. Strong support and rationale are provided. The direct effect of the environmental factor on infant health and safety is well established. 15.0 %Health Promotion Plan for Caregivers to Address Environmental Factor and Improve Infant Health and Well-BeingA health promotion plan is not presented.An incomplete health promotion plan is presented. The plan fails to address the environmental issue; or, the plan does not include steps to improve health or safety for infants. There are major inaccuracies.A general health promotion plan is presented. The plan addresses the environmental issue and includes general steps to improve health or safety for infants. There are some inaccuracies. More information or evidence is needed for support. It is unclear if the plan is suitable for the chosen caregiver.A health promotion plan is presented. The plan addresses the environmental issue and includes steps to improve health or safety for infants. Some information or evidence is needed for support. The plan is realistic for the chosen caregiver. A well-developed health promotion plan is presented. The plan clearly addresses the environmental issue and includes specific steps to improve health or safety for infants. Sufficient information and evidence is provided for support. The plan is realistic for the chosen caregiver.10.0 %Recommendations for Accident Prevention and Safety PromotionRecommendations for safety promotion and accident prevention are not offered.Some recommendations for safety promotion and accident prevention offered are summarized. The recommendations offered are unrelated to the environmental factor; steps recommended do not support the health and safety of infants.Recommendations for safety promotion and accident prevention offered are summarized. The recommendations offered are generally related to the environmental factor. Most steps recommended support the health and safety of infants. There are some inaccuracies. More information or rationale is needed for support and clarity.Recommendations for safety promotion and accident prevention offered are proposed. The recommendations offered relate to the environmental factor and the steps outlined support the health and safety of infants. Some rationale is needed for support or clarity. In general, the recommendations are realistic and suitable for the chosen situation and caregiver.Well-developed recommendations for safety promotion and accident prevention offered are proposed. The recommendations offered clearly relate to the environmental factor. The steps outlined are well thought out and support the health and safety of infants. The recommendations are realistic and highly suitable for the chosen situation and caregiver.10.0 %Evidence-Based Examples, Interventions, and SuggestionsExamples, interventions, and suggestions are not offered. None of the scholarly resources meet the assignment criteria. Some examples, interventions, and suggestions are offered. Most of the research resources do not meet the criteria as outlined in the assignment. General examples, interventions and suggestions are offered. Some of the research resources do not meet the criteria as outlined in the assignment. Examples, interventions, and suggestions offered are evidence-based. At least three scholarly research resources are utilized, and at least two peer-reviewed and no older than 6 years old. Overall, the resources support the examples, interventions and suggestions.Examples, interventions and suggestions are evidence-based and strongly supported. Three or more scholarly research resources are utilized; at least two are peer-reviewed and no older than 6 years old. 10.0 %Community, National, and Web-Based Resources for Health PromotionResources are not included for the health promotion.Some resources are included, but overall do not meet the criteria as outlined in the assignment. The resources are not relevant to the health promotion. A description does not accompany the resources. The contact information for the resources is incomplete or inaccurate.Resources are included as part of the health promotion. Some of the resources do not meet the criteria as outlined in the assignment. A general description accompanies the resources. Some contact information for the resources is incomplete or inaccurate.Two community resources, a national resource, and a Web-based resource are included with the health promotion. Overall, the resources are relevant to the health promotion and accessible for the caregiver. A description accompanies the resources. The contact information provided for the resources is accurate.Two community resources, a national resource, and a Web-based resource are included with the health promotion. The resources are highly relevant to the health promotion and are accessible for the caregiver. A detailed description accompanies the resources. The contact information provided for the resources is complete and accurate.15.0 %Appropriateness of Health Promotion for Caregiver and SituationNo aspect of the health promotion presentation is relevant to the caregiver or associated demographicThe literacy level is not written for the level of the caregiver or target audience. The socioeconomic level, language, culture, and any other relevant characteristic of the caregiver are not always consistent with representing the caregiver or associated demographic. Major changes need to be made for the presentation to be tailored to the caregiver or associated demographic.The literacy level is generally written for the level of the caregiver or target audience. The socioeconomic level, language, culture, and any other relevant characteristics of the caregiver are generally written representing the caregiver or associated demographic. Some changes need to be made for the presentation to be tailored for the caregiver or associated demographic.The literacy level is written for the level of the caregiver or target audience. The socioeconomic level, language, culture, and any other relevant characteristics of the caregiver are tailored for the caregiver or associated demographic. There are some areas that require revision or slight changeThe literacy level is written for the level of the caregiver or target audience. The socioeconomic level, language, culture, and any other relevant characteristics of the caregiver are tailored for the caregiver or associated demographic. The presentation demonstrates insight into tailoring presentations to a specific target population.5.0 %PowerPoint and Voice Over Requirements Presentation fails to meet the criteria outlined. The presentation contains fewer than 10 slides, omits speaker notes, and does not have a reference slide. Loom is not utilized for the presentation. Presentation meets some of the criteria outlined. A minimum of 10 slides is used for the presentation. The reference slide and speaker notes are omitted or are not complete. An attempt at a Loom presentation is made.Presentation meets most of the criteria outlined. Presentation uses 10 -12 slides, but the slide arrangement does not support the intended presentation. The reference slides and speaker notes are missing information or contain inaccuracies. A Loom presentation is submitted, but the presentation is inconsistent with the PowerPoint and speaker notes.Presentation meets the criteria outlined. Presentation uses 10 -12 slides and the slide arrangement supports the intended presentation. The speaker notes are submitted and support the presentation. The reference slide is submitted. A Loom presentation is submitted and overall is consistent with the PowerPoint and speaker notes.Presentation meets the criteria outlined. Presentation uses 10 -12 slides and the slide arrangement strongly supports the intended presentation. The speaker notes submitted are well-developed and support the presentation. The reference slide is submitted. A Loom presentation is submitted and is consistent with the PowerPoint and speaker notes.5.0 %Visual AppealThere are few or no graphic elements. No variation in layout or typography is evident.Color is garish or typographic variations are overused and legibility suffers. Background interferes with readability. Understanding of concepts, ideas, and relationships is limited. In general, the visual presentation is not optimal for the audienceMinimal use of graphic elements is evident. Elements do not consistently contribute to the understanding of concepts, ideas, and relationships. There is some variation in type size, color, and layout. Some of the visual aspects are distracting for the intended audience.Thematic graphic elements are used but not always in context. Visual connections mostly contribute to the understanding of concepts, ideas, and relationships. Differences in type size and color are used well and consistently. Overall, the presentation is visually appealing and suitable for the intended audience.Appropriate and thematic graphic elements are used to make visual connections that contribute to the understanding of concepts, ideas, and relationships. Differences in type size and color are used well and consistently. The presentation has strong visual appeal and is developed with the intended audience in mind.5.0 %Aesthetic QualityDesign is cluttered. Materials detract from the content or the purpose of presentation is low quality.Design detracts from purpose. Text and visuals are too simplistic, cluttered, and busy. Little or no creativity or inventiveness is present.Design is fairly clean, with a few exceptions. Materials add to, not detract from the presentation. Materials used were quality products and easy to see or hear.Design is appropriate and integrates a variety of objects, charts, and graphs to amplify the message.Design is clean. Skillful handling of text and visuals creates a distinctive and effective presentation. Overall, effective and functional audio, text, or visuals are evident.5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is employed.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.5.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.100 %Total Weightage

Discussion Question 5 (For Nyanya)

Post an initial 260- to 350-word response to the following questions as a New Message into the discussion area:

  • Is health care an industry compatible for first-mover advantage? Contrast your statements with the story of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. Contrast the advantages and discuss which provides the best return on investment?

The story of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes is found on the internet

Cite at least 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references.

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

20. Julie James Is Opening A Lemonade Stand. She Believes The Fixed Cost Per Week Of Running The Stand Is $50.00. Her Best Guess Is That She Can Sell 300 Cups Per Week At $0.50 Per Cup. The Variable Cost Of Producing A Cup Of Lemonade Is $0.20. A

20. Julie James is opening a lemonade stand. She believes

the fixed cost per week of running the stand is $50.00.

Her best guess is that she can sell 300 cups per week

at $0.50 per cup. The variable cost of producing a cup

of lemonade is $0.20.

a.     Given her other assumptions, what level of sales                                                                                                                              Given her other assumptions, what level of sales

volume will enable Julie to break even?

b.     Given her other assumptions, discuss how a change                                                                                                                           Given her other assumptions, discuss how a change

in sales volume affects profit.

C. Given her other assumptions, discuss how a change

in sales volume and variable cost jointly affect profit.

d. Use Excel’s Formula Auditing tools to show which

cells in your spreadsheet affect profit ectly.

22. You are thinking of opening a small copy shop. It

costs $5000 to rent a copier for a year, and it costs

$0.03 per copy to operate the copier. Other fixed costs

of running the store will amount to $400 per month.

You plan to charge an average of $0.10 per copy, and

the store will be open 365 days per year. Each copier

can make up to 100,000 copies per year.

a. For one to five copiers rented and daily demands

of 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 copies per day, find

annual profit. That is, find annual profit for each of

these combinations of copiers rented and daily

demand.

b. if you rent three copiers, what daily demand for

copies will allow you to break even?

C. Graph profit as a function of the number of copiers

for a daily demand of 500 copies; for a daily

demand of 2000 copies. Inte

Discussion Board 400-500 WORDS HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

submit a thread of 400-500 words in response to the provided prompt for each forum. The thread must include a Scripture reference and at least 2 scholarly sources, plus the text—all in current APA format.

Topic: You are the senior Human Resources representative in a large organization with locations throughout the United States. The company has a long history of taking conservative views or positions on social issues. However, as economic compression strengthens, the senior leadership in the company recognizes that the conservative reputation of the organization is limiting entry in to various markets. The decision has been made to make changes throughout the organization’s approach to these issues, starting with its people programs. Specifically, the organization has selected to approve the offering of health benefits to domestic partners. You’ve been tasked with preparing the roll-out of this new initiative to the employees at all locations. Discuss how this will impact the organizations diversity training – what will need to change? Provide specific elements of how you will handle the concerns of current employees, over this new direction the leadership is taking. Finally, how will you personally balance this shift in the organizations’ direction, with your biblical worldview?

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Mod2 Written – French Questions

You are preparing a brochure for American visitors to France. Your purpose is to increase knowledge of history in order to strengthen the bridges between the two long-term friends. Answer each of the following questions, citing historical events and details, referring as needed to this module’s readings.

 

  1. Why did it take so long for a stable democratic regime to take hold in France?
  2. How did de Gaulle’s changes to the country’s institution and social, political, and economic processes contribute to the creation of an effective industrial state?
  3. What is the impact of the French influential elite whose roots lie in the bureaucracy?
  4. Discuss what France’s recent foreign policy says about its character as a nation.
  5. At Least 2 pages

Module 02 – World Power Policies

France

Vichy France – or the Vichy regime – represented the French government during the Nazi occupation of the country in World War II (1940-44). Charles de Gaulle was the French leader who led the resistance against Nazi occupation during World War II and then headed the Liberation government from 1944-1946. De Gaulle retired but became President again for 11 years after 1958 when he created the Fifth Republic, France’s first stable democracy.

French Politics

France uses proportional representation, which means that individuals are not elected as they are in the USA. Instead, parties receive a number of seats in parliament that is proportionate to their share of the vote. As a result, it is possible for small parties to win seats, which has led to fragmentation and division, causing instability in the republic. A grasp of such political reality is important to understanding France’s volatile political history.

Constitutional Engineering

Another reality of French politics is constitutional engineering. Is it possible to change the behavior of citizens, politicians, interest groups, and parties by restructuring the political system? Superficially, the answer would seem to be obvious. The structure of the regime and its processes will determine the ways in which the participants act. The question remains whether the changes in behavior will be substantive or just superficial. The question for France after 1958 was whether a political system had been engineered to reduce partisanship and create stability. The new system was to encourage compromise by sidelining ideological disputes and enhancing executive powers.

Socialist Party

You might want to make note, not only of the importance of the leadership of the socialist and communist parties in France, but of the roles they played in the World War II Resistance. Not only did the active leadership of the Left create legitimacy for them after the war, but their cooperation with Catholic resisters helped bridge the clerical/anti-clerical divide in the center of French politics. Mitterand’s steering of the French Socialist Party (PS) in the direction of becoming a “catch-all” party must also be mentioned.

The Elite, the Bureaucracy, and the Economy

People have long been intrigued by the concept of the ENA (initials for Ecole nationale d’administration or National School of Administration) and its graduates. The Economist magazine, both British and conservative, regularly seems to enjoy bashing the ENArques with narratives of their privileges, their short work weeks, and their marvelous retirement options (pantouflage or putting on silk slippers).

For Further Study

As always, be sure to catch up on today’s news of this module’s countries – France. Try reviewing the international coverage of The Economist Magazine (http://www.economist.com).

For further insights on France’s political structure, read the following article available at your college’s online library:

Annie Bouder, “Qualifications in France: Towards a National Framework.” Journal of Education & Work, Sep 2003. Issue 3

 

 

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REF:

 

Hauss, C. (2015). Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges, 9th Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from https://ambassadored.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781305161757/