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You are the managerial accountant at Reliable Company. You have been assigned to support the marketing department and manage its master budget. The marketing department is responsible for the following:

  • Managing the firm’s marketing
  • Hiring subcontractors
  • Selling the consulting expertise to smaller outside firms

The department’s expenses are as follows:

  • Salaries and benefits of $48,000/month
  • Web site operations of $21,000/ month
  • Online advertising expenses of $15,000/month
  • Miscellaneous expenses of $3,500/month

The sales forecast for its consulting services are as follows:

  • April: $190,000
  • May: $200,000
  • June: $205,000

The department pays a sales commission of 5%, and this is paid in the following month. Subcontractor expenses are estimated at 45% of sales and are paid the month after they are billed. Consulting fees are collected 20% in the month of sale, 70% in the following month, and 10% in the second month following sale.

Refer to the attached schedules.

Develop a master budget for the marketing department.

This task includes the following:

  • Completing the attached schedules for a master budget for the marketing department
  • Supporting schedules for cash disbursements and collections

Analyze additional needs and resources based on those budgets. Make recommendations based on those budgets.

Respond to the following for this assignment:

  • Develop the marketing department’s master budget.
  • Prepare a schedule of expected cash collections.
  • Make recommendations based on those budgets.

Please click on the following link to access a template to use for this assignment

Using the schedule template provided, complete the marketing department’s master budget and schedule of expected cash collections. In a 4-page report, provide your recommendations to support the marketing master budget. Submit both documents to complete the assignment. Please use APA formatting requirements for the word document.

Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
  • Length: 5 pages minimum
  • Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person.
  • Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
  • Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.

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TURABIAN STYLE

Volunteer Leadership As a Lifestyle for Optimal Productivity.

The Jephthah’s Model

Judges 11:1-11

Emotional Abuses Common with People in Volunteer Leadership.

Judges 11:1-11

Common personal abuses among brethren endangering lifestyle and productive living

Topic; The believers’ mindset for lifestyle and productivity.

Believers’ Mental Intelligence for Lifestyle and Optimal Productivity

1. Personal identity management; your identity is all about you….Keeping the quite in order to stay out of contamination is the high point of emotional contact. Jephthah had learnt that lesson and opted to walk away from pollution whether reasonable or not. Please keep your identity intact and hold your peace in the face of provocation.

2. The law of the bigger picture; what you see determines the opportunity you can seize. Jephthah saw honor, glory, relevance above quarrel, hate and bickerings. Please choose the path of silence in order to preserve your bigger picture.

3. Service mentality; A man whose heart is bent on service down the line would always love to make contribution on a meaningful note even to his own discretion. Messiah’s don’t mind risking the death threats where necessary in the process of service. Jephthah was purely out for service, so wasn’t deterred by the low emotion of his brothers

4. Emotional Sensitivity; Jephthah was sensitive to the demands placed upon him. He was much more engrossed and would not allow any externality to compete with that sensibility. This was his reason for silence. He could sense the crown in waiting via conquest

5). Provisional empowerment; Any capacity builder any day would seek avenues… whether negative or not to discover people, develop potentials and deliver performance. This calls for a greater deal of silence on anything outside of the box.

6. Process appreciation; distraction serves as litmus tests to everyone whose emotional content is least to be desired. Jephthah knew too well that he needed the process of “time and chance” to secure validation in order to obtain eventual penetration. The journey of due process to stardom calls for an emotional disposition via silence!

7. Opportunity discernment; discernment to one with emotional strength is much more powerful than the reality. It’s simply huge- Jephthah would find the way out of a toxic environment. He eventually negotiated his way to top by discernment. He got what he wanted (vain persons) and wanted what he got( mighty warriors)

8. Particular niche recognition; Jephthah knew his leadership power point that was so compelling. That determined his focus. Silence become golden in order to grow his niche by deliberate intention.

9. Powerful negotiation skills; negotiation to Jephthah was a skill set woven together with his might at home. He negotiated for peace at the top and back at Gilead. He negotiated with the elders. Give it or leave it, Jephthah would always prefer to negotiate on a harmonious note. This calls for his silence.

10. Potential execution; Strong emotional ability is not the one with noise given the execution matrix. Jephthah preferred the result speaking to him speaking.

Preamble

Volunteer leadership is a lifestyle of the willing and the available stepping into responsibility and performing a function based on conviction, character, capacity and competence. This is targeted towards making contribution towards a course of action.

To volunteer is good but adding value via it becomes the fundamental question.

Many volunteers in the house of God today don’t add up, some would want it done their own way. In volunteering, a man offers himself for the duty available without recluse or neglect, where he simply suppose to say “here am I, Lord send me”….by being and by behavior. We don’t need your body where your mind and spirit is not in alliance. In volunteering; your whole vessel is involved.( 1 Thess 5:23) The three must be submitted as a matter of policy. Jephthah was a role model volunteer whether by both as an art and a science.

10 Consequences of Jephthah Model for volunteering Leadership.

1. Contact; Jephthah was right on ground to birth access and to elevate the status of his people.

2. Connection; meeting people for engagement, interaction in order work in understanding of their needs. In all points, Jephthah was there to connect with people through various engagement. How readily do you connect with every contact.

3. Concern; Understanding people is for the purpose of showcasing a passionate appeal for their drive.

4. Compassion; Jephthah was greatly touched by the plight of his people and so he offered to help sooner than later.

5. Commitment; milk of kindness without the requisite action to back it up is an exercise in futility. The proof of commitment is the action spelt out.

6. Confluence; meeting people at their level, denote an agreement with them on some basic terms, Jephthah did in all fronts, either at home or elsewhere.

7. The whole ball game of volunteering is to make required contribution. It is all about value creation and addition to people and platforms. This was the motivation of Jephthah.

8. Content; An empty sack will never stand. You only contribute what you know and flow with for contribution. You only give what you have. Jephthah recognized his might and gave it.

9. Collaboration; opportunity to interact create massive outcomes in certain platforms. This was jephthah secret round the clock. Learn to collaborate at all fronts. You can never do it alone and succeed. Know your seeds and grow it with other’s.

10. Context; you must understand the situation on ground before you jump into action, so that you don’t shoot yourself in the leg. Many volunteers in our day pollute the work process due to ignorance and ignore of procedures.

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Emotional Abuses Common with People in Volunteer Leadership.

Judges 11:1-11

1. Lopsided Submission; Many saints volunteer in parts. They don’t deliver wholeheartedly on jobs or work at hand. They could be very interested but never committed.

Jephthah was committed to the course of Gilead’s deliverance. He gave himself and family for it. Her daughter was offered for a living sacrifice! She bewailed her virginity!

2. Identity Crisis; At service level, volunteering leadership is not a passport to just do anything; anyhow. A job/service you cannot identify correctly cannot be reckoned with. We need to identify and appreciate a work before filing out for it or holding up to it.

3. Inattentiveness to learn through the ropes; many volunteers are heady and haughty; you cannot correct them. They simply revolt and rebuff correction. Little do they realize that free service or volunteer service must go with volumes of learning to substantiate their willingness. In volunteering, willingness and ability must go together. Equipping for competence is the rule of the game. Instruction is at the root of it all.

4. Many volunteers atimes could be very proud. Not seeing service as a privilege is an emotional abuse. They tend to live and do things on their credentials more than the requirement for work eliciting their commitment.

5. Hands up without the heart in; It is not enough being present in volunteering, you need the heart that ‘powers’ the hand to deliver. Commitment must go with consecration at all times. Jephthah was reputable for this.

6. Several volunteers run riot with standards and procedures. Protocols must be followed, principles must not be declined

7. Discretion without approval; That you volunteer does not mean you should take decision for against or anyhow leadership any how. Many volunteers take things for granted.

8. Undue Expectation is an abuse; volunteering as the case may be is not about making money but making meaning… while some may expect to be compensated. It must never be taken for a right. Every volunteer must learn to tap into opportunities inherent in their service, rather than waiting for the outcome of services.

9. Volunteerism is not a passport to total acceptance of your opinion.What is more needed in the equation should not be forced through; even when offered for free. Time and effort donated should be scrutinized and evaluated based on need analysis.

10. Volunteerism should be problem solving, not people seeking. Keep your focus and gaze on the problem or intervention and not solely to curry people’s favour. Keep your focus on solution and not interupption?

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Common personal abuses among brethren endangering lifestyle and productive living

1 Peter 2:16-17.

“As free and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as servants of God Honor all men, love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king”

10 abuses common among Christians.

1. Abuse of divine instructions! Certain believers abuse the grace of God; some see the mercy of God so cheap and take the grace of God for granted. The freedom in Christ is never a passport for sin. Rom 6:1.

2. Lifestyle abuse; many Christians break their personal lifestyle protocols while expecting to live long and well. Ignoring common mental, emotional or physical symptoms is not a wisdom. The appropriate lifestyle brethren abuse lie in wait for them as they project a lifespan.

3. Lifeline Abuse; saints sometime preoccupy themselves with the wrong stuffs, while they expect results. Putting the right energy in the wrong lines of activities is an abuse to oneself sabotaging results.

4. Lifespan compromise or abuse; Just a little insistence and persuasion, some believers throw in the towel to issues and exercises that could shorten lifespan. Psalm 92:10. As God teaches to number our days, we must apply our common day practices to wisdom. Clear cut violations and deviant behaviors would impact on health and productivity. In many cases, many debacles are preventable.

5. Spiritual Abuse; Paul rebuked the Galatians of starting in the Spirit and perfecting things in the flesh. Gal 3:1..It is flouting the leading of the Spirit that sets the pace for various abuses.

6. Mental abuse; Engaging the mind to do what is injurious to it is an abuse. Use your mind productively. A locked mind not interested in new streaks of knowledge is an abuse. Continuous learning and equipping breeds information that minimizes abuse.

7. Physical abuse; In our world today, many Christians pay lip service to their physical wealth. Anything you indulge in that halts the efficiency and effectiveness of the body is an abuse. Remember, we would give account of everything we do in our bodies! Our bodies belong to God.

8. Process abuse; Christians must never join in the rat race of breaking public protocols that are detrimental to others.This is process abuse. Many shortcuts in our days are actually ungodly. Jephthah frowned at this abuse and choose to withdraw from ‘abnormal’ family fight. In the process of time, he became their leader. Never use a leading position to abuse process whether personal or organizational.

9. Relationship abuse; too much familiarity is breeding contempt: causing abuses of privilege among saints. Have you wondered why many saints abuse the referral opportunity? How easily can one approve or recommend a brother for a job or assignment without stories at the end? Character deficit is fast becoming the order of the day.

10. Financial abuse; God gives power to make wealth. How faithful are we as God’s treasurers and kingdom investors? How often do we learn the secret of laying treasures in heaven through sacrificial giving to the course of the gospel?

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Topic; The believers’ mindset for lifestyle and productivity.

Philippians 4:6-9 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be you”

1. Status; Identifying and acknowledging the current state of your mind ;whether weak, strong, sick or healthy in terms of quality. This knowledge guides your decision for the next agenda.

2. Structure; Every child of God should know the working structure of the mind. Do you know how your mind is structured to function where is the place of your will, emotion and other components within? The nexus between your will and your decisions?

3. Seed; Every mind as the man’s field of existence produces seeds of support to that same existence. It also support other relationships. What type of seed is your mind capable of producing?. Seed to build up or seed to break down?

4. Strategy; the saints must know that relationship and their interaction is determined by their mindset. The depth of your mind determines the options available to you on a daily basis about the issues of life. That also informs the choices you make. Narrow minded people hardly see the bigger picture of issues let alone think outside of the box.

5. Skills; Believers must know that mental skill building is a continuous exercise. Just as we breathe in and out, building through meditation and other developmental fora and soft skills should be a daily necessity. In examining the power of the mind, we must go beyond spiritual equipping. The mind must ingest the element of the emotional, physical and mental equipping. Many believers are lopsided in their thinking due to inadequate mental skills.

6. Size…The largeness of the believer is not in physical size. It is the mental size. It determines both the spiritual and emotional size. Small mind does small plans and live small.

7. Solution metrics; a mind that is not bent on providing solution will always set the stage for confusion. Many saints criticize and condemn instead of seeing and creating solutions. Problems are everywhere. Solutions are also within everywhere!

8. System; A mindset operates within a system. Many confusion are in the body of Christ today for the lack of systemic building of the mind of believers. Many are haphazard in their thinking: which is also is showing off in their lack of systemic order. Character deficit is a product of an unsystematic mindset. A systemic growth has these characteristics: Organization, Arrangement. Classification, Coordination.

9. Style; many believers fall for everything due to poor mindset. They lack the virtue to communicate their essence( inner worth) due to poor attitude. Their essence within does not translate to the presence without.

10. Saturation Point;The level of thirst and drive matters. Many saints appear lazy. They easily give up..having short attention span. Concentration challenge is the bane of many in the faith. Oh! zeal for higher level of satisfaction is lacking in many. Contentment is a virtue, while the zeal to be more in your mind is an attitude that strengthens one’s might.

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Believers’ Mental Intelligence for Lifestyle and Optimal Productivity

1 Corinthians 2:15-16 “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ”

Message

The mental health and intelligence plays a vital role in determining the depth of relationship and responsibilities of the believers in time. His consciousness and awareness of the workings of his mind, will and the emotion set the pace for his mental intelligence.

The mind is the seat of his thoughts, imaginations, memory , reasoning and concepts.The will is his capacity for decisions given the impressions and convictions. His emotion( E-motion: energy in motion) serves as the driver of the decisions and conclusions before he acts on them physically. All three describes are happenings within an individual expressing his personality…so he is not a robot but an individual who uses his vital essence to create the much needed presence outside him.

10 basic ways to develop mental intelligence for lifestyle and productivity

1.Curiosity: Believers must demonstrate the eagerness for knowledge and the intensity to build mental skills. Beyond physical skills, they must engage their mind to building soft skills on a continuous basis.

2. Flexibility: Many believers operate in very rigid mindset. They hardly defect even at the instance of a better light. God must bend us in order to bless us at all times. No matter your personal principles, learn to bend at the instance of a new light. Learning to conform to the genuine is mental intelligence.

3. Adversity: Adversity has a way of revealing the state of the believer’s mind. When you faint in the day of adversity, then you have a small strength. P24:10.

4. Complexity: Believer’s with low mental intelligence quickly throws in the towel in the face of complex situation; they give up too soon over little matters – and are not able to bounce back within a short frame of time..

5. Sincerity: Personal identity crises with certain believers stem out of their tendencies for insincerity. Not acknowledging, admitting and appreciating their current status does more harm than good. Believers must walk in truth and sincerity at all times.Plainness opens one up for support and favor than “packaging” in pretence in the face of serious challenge.

6. Audacity: how bold you are as a believer to confront issues whether good, bad or ugly has a way to determining the growth of your mental intelligence. Such declaration or requisite action has a way of exposing your depth for the attraction of favor. Apollos was there. Boldness earned him support from the ministry of Priscilla and Aquila – Acts 18:24- 28

7. Adaptability: certain christians frown at rebuke or corrections. They take things personally when encouraged or indicted. Being able to change quickly as positive realities present itself is a virtue for mental intelligence. It is not enough to know the word of God; one must be able to readily apply it wherever it is meant. Mental intelligence is being able to overhaul knowledge from time to time.

8. Ability: relating with one’s abilities is a simple way to growing your mental intelligence. Reckoning with your competence, skills, gits and talents is to give vent to your intelligence. Whether as per artificial or emotional, your ability is critical when developed and deployed to serve the common good.

9.Activity: what you do as a christian spells you out over time. The responsibility you handle well has a way of manifesting your traits and character. Mental intelligence is seen and extolled when you expressed through activities you performed. Every assignment has a way of revealing one’s identity. Faithful service propels the crave and acquisition of a deeper intelligence.

10.Reality: Certain situation and circumstances around you is ordained by God to polish and fine tune your persona. Seek to understand the design as you also request for the details. Desire from the LORD the moment-by-moment explanation of things. He would open your eyes and speak to you. Men and people relate more with what they can see. Seek to understand the times and seasons in order to be atop of your game.

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In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words), and respond to at least two peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Assignment Details

Efficient and effective use of limited resources is the key to success in today’s economy. Assisting in the budget planning process is a major task for managerial accountants.

  • All organizations have limited resources, but whom in the organization should be involved in the budgeting process?
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the two basic philosophies that organizations should follow to plan and develop their budgets.

Responses to Peers

Read through your peers’ posts, and respond to a minimum of 2 of your peers. You can connect to your peers in several ways, including the following:

  • Discuss the benefits of the budgeting process
  • Discuss the potential risks of overly aggressive budget goals
  • Discuss how budgets could improve the effectiveness of an organization

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Reminders:

  • Must have three posts: A main post and two replies to peers.
    • First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    • Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
  • Connect to content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
  • Engaging in class discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards.

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points

Quality of Main Post

16 Points
Total

Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements:

  • Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question (4 points)
  • Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (4 points)
  • Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (4 points)
  • Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (4 points)
/16 pts.

Response to Peers

16 Points
Total

Responds to a minimum of two peers (8 points per response)

  • Substantive response (4 points)
  • Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include (4 points):
    • Provides additional resources
    • Connects to key concepts
    • Shares personal or professional experiences
    • Contributes new information or perspective
    • Presents a competing viewpoint
/16 pts.

Support from Learning Resources

4 Points
Total

At least one post refers to course learning resources. /4 pts.

Professional Writing

4 points

Response is well-organized, clear, and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.

Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.

/4 pts.
Total 40 points possible /40 pts.

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Write about one pages on each of the questions (interpretations and recommendations), there are 15 questions and responses on pastoral leaders and 16 question and responses on church members (Laity). having in mind the topic of “Psychological safety between pastoral leaders and church members among African immigrant in America”.

what is Leadership analysis 

what is Laity analysis 

what is Leadership/Laity Relationship

what is Leadership/Laity Psychological Safety Relationship

SURVEY INTERPRETATION AND RECOMMENDATION

100 responses

PASTORAL LEADERSHIP QUESTIONNAIRES AND RESPONSES

  • Church is a safe place to develop laity
  • My culture is affecting my productivity in the church
  • My race is affecting my growth in the North American environment

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 7%, 9%, 44%3, 9%

Strongly Disagree

7

Disagree

1

Neutral

9

Agree

39

Strongly Agree

44

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 15%, 10%, 30%, 42%

Strongly Disagree

42

Disagree

30

Neutral

10

Agree

15

Strongly Agree

3

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 8%, 19%, 12%, 30%, 31%

Strongly Disagree

31

Disagree

30

Neutral

12

Agree

19

Strongly Agree

8

4. I don’t believe in psychological safety in the church

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 13%, 38%, 43%

Strongly Disagree

43

Disagree

38

Neutral

13

Agree

3

Strongly Agree

3

5. There is no need for psychological safety in the church

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 11%, 32%, 50%

Strongly Disagree

50

Disagree

32

Neutral

11

Agree

4

Strongly Agree

3

6. I am comfortable to encourage church members

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 54%, 36%

Strongly Disagree

2

Disagree

3

Neutral

5

Agree

36

Strongly Agree

54

7. It is challenging to ask other pastoral leaders for help

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 22%, 14%, 27%, 12%, 25%

Strongly Disagree

22

Disagree

25

Neutral

12

Agree

27

Strongly Agree

14

8. The church members trust pastoral judgment in issues of confidence

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 7%, 15%, 24%, 38%, 16%

Strongly Disagree

7

Disagree

15

Neutral

16

Agree

38

Strongly Agree

24

9. I have a cordial relationship with my church members

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 45%, 30%, 20%

Strongly Disagree

1

Disagree

4

Neutral

20

Agree

30

Strongly Agree

45

10. Church members are disrespectful when it comes to discipline

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 12%, 9%, 20%, 28%, 31%

Strongly Disagree

12

Disagree

31

Neutral

28

Agree

20

Strongly Agree

9

11. Church members take advantage of pastoral leadership weakness

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 8%, 12%, 36%, 23%, 21%

Strongly Disagree

8

Disagree

21

Neutral

23

Agree

36

Strongly Agree

12

12. Church members disregard pastoral leader’s instruction

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 20%, 14%, 22%, 41%

Strongly Disagree

20

Disagree

41

Neutral

22

Agree

14

Strongly Agree

3

13. I am disappointed whenever church member leaves without my attention

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 12%, 15%, 25%, 27%, 21%

Strongly Disagree

12

Disagree

21

Neutral

27

Agree

25

Strongly Agree

15

14. Church member personal issues are kept confidential

Strongly Disagree 5 

Disagree 

8

Neutral 

18

Agree 

19

Strongly Agree. 

50

15. I’m open to psychological assistance if needed100 responses

Agree. 53 

Strongly Agree 33 

Neutral 11 

Disagree. 2 

Strongly Disagree. 1 

200 responses 

CHURCH MEMBERS (LAITY)

  • Church leadership holds mistakes made by church member against them

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 6%, 15.5%, 25%, 24.5%, 29%

Strongly Disagree

58

Disagree

49

Neutral

50

Agree

31

Strongly Agree

12

2. Less privileged people are rejected and discriminated against in the church

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 12%, 11%, 33.5%, 37%

Strongly Disagree

74

Disagree

67

Neutral

22

Agree

24

Strongly Agree

13

3. It is challenging to ask pastoral leaders for help

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 24%, 15.5%, 6%, 39.5%

Strongly Disagree

48

Disagree

79

Neutral

32

Agree

31

Strongly Agree

10

4. It is difficult to bring up personal problems and challenging issues to the pastoral leaders with ease and confidence

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 23.5%, 8%, 24.5%, 14.5%, 29.5%

Strongly Disagree

47

Disagree

59

Neutral

29

Agree

49

Strongly Agree

16

5. Pastoral leaders are available to encourage my confidence in the church200 responses

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree9%43.5%39%

Strongly Disagree

7

Disagree

10

Neutral

18

Agree

78

Strongly Agree

87

6. Pastoral leaders are available to encourage my skills and talents in the church

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 12.5%, 41.5%, 38%

Strongly Disagree

10

Disagree

6

Neutral

25

Agree

76

Strongly Agree

83

7. Pastoral leaders deliberately undermine my efforts in church

00 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 9%, 7%, 10%, 38%, 36%

Strongly Disagree

72

Disagree

76

Neutral

20

Agree

14

Strongly Agree

18

8. I feel comfortable sharing my challenges with my pastoral leaders

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 9%2, 1.5%, 43.5%, 20.5%

Strongly Disagree

11

Disagree

18

Neutral

41

Agree

87

Strongly Agree

43

9. The church members trust pastoral judgment in issues of confidence

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 20%, 48.5%, 23.5%

Strongly Disagree

6

Disagree

10

Neutral

47

Agree

97

Strongly Agree

40

10. I’m afraid or uncomfortable to voice my opinion to leaders in the church

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 18%, 24%, 15%, 36.5%

Strongly Disagree

36

Disagree

73

Neutral

30

Agree

48

Strongly Agree

13

11. The pastoral leaders are available to attend to my personal needs

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 12%, 31.5%, 34%, 9%

Strongly Disagree

7

Disagree

24

Neutral

38

Agree

68

Strongly Agree

63

12. I have a cordial relationship with my pastoral leaders

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 14.5%, 29%, 50%

Strongly Disagree

5

Disagree

8

Neutral

29

Agree

100

Strongly Agree

58

13. I am free to discuss anything and everything with my pastoral leaders

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 16.5%, 39%, 19.5%, 18.5%

Strongly Disagree

13

Disagree

37

Neutral

39

Agree

78

Strongly Agree

33

14. Pastoral leaders are biased when it comes to correction

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 17%, 7.5% , 18%, 22% , 35.5%

Strongly Disagree

34

Disagree

71

Neutral

44

Agree

36

Strongly Agree

15

15. My church is a safe place for growth

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 48.5%, 39.5%

Strongly Disagree

6

Disagree

6

Neutral

12

Agree

79

Strongly Agree

97

16. Pastoral leaders reveal confidential discussion without permission.

200 responses

Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Neutral, Agree, Strongly Agree: 10.5%, 16.5%, 13.5%, 25%, 34.5%

Strongly Disagree

69

Disagree

50

Neutral

27

Agree

33

Strongly Agree

21

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You have made a career plan, networked with professionals in that field, undergone experiences, and acquired skill sets that would apply to the career path you have chosen. For the last several weeks, you have conducted a job search that has involved creating a resume, searching for jobs via job posting sites, networking, and perhaps attending a job fair. Now, all of your work has paid off and you have an interview scheduled for an entry-level position in a manufacturing firm and an entry-level position in a retail firm.

  • Your instructor will pair you up with another student and create a small group for the two of you. You and the other student will role play. You and your partner will need to schedule an hour when both of you are available for a group live chat. Each person in the group will be the interviewer for one scenario and the interviewee for the other scenario.
    • The interviewer will create a list of 5 questions to ask the interviewee. Please do not share these questions with your partner ahead of time.
    • You should spend no more than half an hour on each scenario.
    • Write an assessment of your experience as the interviewee that addresses the following questions:
      • How do you feel you handled the interview?
      • Were you able to provide the information you wanted to provide?
      • Did you ask appropriate questions?
      • Were your responses to the interviewer’s questions appropriate and complete?
    • Write an assessment of your partner’s experience as the interviewee that addresses the following questions:
      • How do you feel he or she handled the interview?
      • Was he or she able to provide the information you wanted him or her to provide?
      • Did he or she ask appropriate questions?
      • Were his or her responses to your questions appropriate and complete?

Grading Rubric

Grading Criteria Percentage
Deliverable requirements addressed; understanding of material and writer’s message and intent are clear.

  • Questions asked as the interviewer
  • Questions answered as the interviewee
  • Evaluation of yourself as the interviewee
  • Evaluation of your partner as the interviewee

55%

Critical thinking: Position is well-justified; logical flow; supported with examples

20%

Structure: Includes introduction and conclusion; proper paragraph format and reads as a polished, academic paper or professional presentation, as appropriate for the required assignment deliverable

10%

Mechanical: No spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors

10%

APA: Deliverable is cited properly according to the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.)

5%

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As an employee of a company that is considering investing in a foreign economy, you have been asked to research a country and make a presentation to your colleagues about an area of economic concern in the country.

  • Select a country in Africa, Asia, or Latin America to research.
  • Select 1 of the following economic concerns to research:
    • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
    • Unemployment
    • Inflation
    • Quantities of specific goods and services
    • Exports and imports
  • Research data sets for the one economic concern within the country that you have chosen.
  • Prepare 1 presentation consisting of 10-12 Power Point slides and answer the following questions:
    • What are 2–3 relationships between the economic concern you selected and that specific country’s economy?
    • Support your discussion of the trends with statistical evidence.
  • Use graphs and/or data tables of the variables you chose in the discussion.
    • What trends do you see in the data sets? Please explain.
    • Cite all of your sources and include a reference list

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Present your information, with appropriate pictures/graphics, in a PowerPoint presentation. The main topics or bullet points should appear on the slides with supporting visuals, while the Speaker Notes area (the box located at the bottom of each slide which allows you to type in notes) should be used to go into more depth regarding these main topics. Make sure the notes include information from the sources you have discovered in your research. This is very important element of your assignments as it will provide both you and your audience with supporting explanations that the bullet posts simply can’t convey.

Your presentation should consist of a minimum of 12 slides of content, and the following: a title slide, an introductory slide, a conclusions slide, and a references slide.

Use the following resources for assistance:

  • Access the template provided, or create your own slideshow following the requirements listed above.
  • Refer to the Microsoft Office website for assistance with PowerPoint: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Basic-tasks-for-creating-a-PowerPoint-presentation-efbbc1cd-c5f1-4264-b48e-c8a7b0334e36.
  • The Smarthinking resource is also available to assist in the basics of the PowerPoint tool.

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Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points
Identifies country and economic concern • Identifies the selected country in Africa, Asia, or Latin America
• Identifies one economic concern within the target country; such as gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment, inflation, quantities of specific goods and services, or exports and imports
10
Economic Concern • Describes the economic concern that is occurring in the target country. (10 points)
• Discusses 2-3 relationships between the economic concern and the target country’s economy. (20 points)
• Utilizes graphs and/or data tables from credible sources to document the economic concern. (10 points)
• Includes speaker notes that provide details on the economic concern and the relationships between the economic concern and the country’s economy (20 points)
60
Interpretation and Analysis • Explains trends noted in the data sets regarding the economic concern. (20 points)
• Uses graphs, tables and statistical evidence to present economic data (10 points)
• Includes speaker notes that provide details on the economic concern and the relationships between the economic concern and the country’s economy (20 points)
50
Presentation Layout • Presentation consists of 10 – 12 slides.
• Sequences information logically with smooth transitions to connect key points.
• Applies tone, style, examples, and vocabulary relevant to the intended audience.
• Uses design elements to reinforce main points and to maximize audience understanding, including: graphics, multimedia, color, text font, adequate spacing, headings, and subheadings.
10
Credibility • Utilizes credible information sources (a minimum of 2).
• Information sources are clearly identified and properly cited and referenced using APA Style. Citations appear on the relevant slides with one or two slides at the end for the reference list.
10
Grammar & Mechanics • Presentation is clear, well-articulated, and free from grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. 10
Total 150

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  • Considering the readings, you may create your own myth, similar to the Native Americans (but not a duplicate!).  Focus on the myths and legends of the Cherokee and Creek, but you may pull from any of the warrior or war or historical legends. You can even pull from the mythical creatures legends too, if they are present in the readings. So you must consider the following:
  • First list the following at the top of the page:
  • 1) Who are your people? You can create your own tribe. Do not use anything from a book or a known piece of literature. Be original. 
  • 2) Where are they located?
  • 3) What type of society are they, e.g. nomadic, agrarian, hunter-gatherer, etc?
  • Remember that what type of society your tribe has dictates the belief systems that foster these legends, so you have to understand your people first before you can write about them. Try to stay within the vein of legends of warriors, war battles, mythical creatures, etc. 
  • Requirements
  • 1) list the answers to the above questions at the top of your page, so I know who your people are. 
  • 2) Write a 300-400 words myth or legend story based on these answers. 
  • Format: MLA, Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced.
  • Document file format: Please only submit a .doc, .docx, or a .pdf file. Mac files are not read by Blackboard. You have to use Microsoft extensions. Sorry, not my rules. 
  • Discussion Board – Early Native American Writings
    Discussion Board – Early Native American WritingsInitial postReading through the articles in the folder and answer the following questions to the best of your ability:1) What is your general sense of the Early Native American Literature?2) What about current literature? What do you gather from the examples given? What differences do you see?
    3) What do these examples tell you about the societies that created them?4) And because I love mythology so much, pick one of the Native American myths and explain what is going on (in detail) within the myth. 

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Professional development involves more than looking for work. It involves learning more and adapting to changing work environments. More and more organizations utilize small work groups to accomplish major tasks. With technology it’s no longer necessary for groups to meet physically in an office. Groups can be assigned with group members at separate locations throughout the globe. They are expected to take advantage of technology (email, chat rooms, web conferencing, etc.) to accomplish their mission(s).

To become better group/team members, we often must look at our past and evaluate our strengths and weaknesses. From your own professional perspective:

  1. Identify a time in which you worked with a group (work group, church group, school group, etc.) where the experience was unpleasant. Without naming anyone within the group summarize the group’s mission and then explain “why” you felt the group didn’t live up to its potential. Be specific in identifying issues.
  2. What could you personally have done differently that could have made the group more successful?
  3. Now, identify a time in which you worked with a group (work group, church group, school group, etc.) where the experience was pleasant. Without naming anyone within the group summarize the group’s mission and then explain “why” you felt the group lived up to its potential.
  4. How can participating in groups help you in not only succeeding in your current job, but help you in finding future employment?
  5. Grading Rubric
    Assignment Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points
    Quality of Main Post

    16 Points
    Total

    Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements:

    • Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question (4 points)
    • Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (4 points)
    • Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (4 points)
    • Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (4 points)
    /16 pts.
    Response to Peers

    16 Points
    Total

    Responds to a minimum of two peers (8 points per response)

    • Substantive response (4 points)
    • Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include (4 points):
      • Provides additional resources
      • Connects to key concepts
      • Shares personal or professional experiences
      • Contributes new information or perspective
      • Presents a competing viewpoint
    /16 pts.
    Support from Learning Resources

    4 Points
    Total

    At least one post refers to course learning resources. /4 pts.
    Professional Writing

    4 points

    Response is well-organized, clear, and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.

    Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.

    /4 pts.
    Total 40 points possible /40 pts.

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You are a correctional case manager working in a minimum-security state facility for male offenders. You oversee a caseload of 100 offenders. This week, you have 8 annual assessments and 10 security assessments due. The institutional hearings officer needs you to serve as the witness in three institutional hearings by Friday and has asked you when you can fit them in. Transportation runs on Friday, and you are expecting 10 incoming offenders and 4 to transfer out. The warden has asked you to handle the intake for the incoming offenders, which should take about 2 hours depending on when the transportation bus arrives. You also need to prepare the institutional records for the four outgoing offenders.

You need to find two new offenders who will qualify to work on road crew. This involves reviewing presentence investigations, security assessments, treatment assessments, and interviewing the potential workers. The road crew supervisor says he has some big projects coming up and needs the new workers immediately.

You also need to get rooms set up for the 12-step meetings for the alcoholics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, which involves setting up chairs and getting the coffee ready for brewing. A local church group is visiting on Thursday at 2 pm and will need a staff escort while inside the facility. A local high school will be touring the facility on Friday morning. They will also need a staff escort while touring the facility. You also need to choose a few offenders who can speak to the students prior to their tour.

You have a treatment team meeting every Friday from 2–4 pm to discuss case management issues with other treatment and security staff. The dog team, which you lead, holds weekly meetings on Mondays, and the warden requires that you spend at least 1 hour on the dorm each day.

Develop your weekly action plan to address all of your tasks and meetings. Make sure to address the following in 3–5 pages:

  • Keep in mind that urgent issues, whether important or not important, will occur throughout the day.
  • Discuss how you would plan your week to ensure that you get all of your important tasks accomplished.
  • Are there areas you could ask for assistance with? If so, whom would you ask?
  • Are there tasks or meetings that you could choose not to attend?
  • Which tasks are the most important, and which may be able to wait until you have more time for them?

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please read the scenario below, and then answer the questions that follow in a 3-page analysis. The questions will guide your analysis of the situation, but they need to be presented as part of your response to the owner of the company.

Scenario:

You have been working as a general manager for a small gasket company for several years. You have been able to increase the company’s sales from $10 million 3 years ago to $17 million last year. However, several of your employees are starting to complain. The owner of the company has told you that the employees feel like you are micromanaging them. They say that you will not let them do their job and that you are always hovering around them. The owner has asked to meet with you to address these concerns.

Please answer the following questions:

  1. As the general manager, you are also a leader in the company. What actions would best exemplify your role as a leader?
  2. As a leader in the organization, what outcomes best describe the interactive process between you and your team?
  3. Based on the comments from your team, which of the bases of power are you using to influence them?
  4. What kind of leadership strategy are you using if you address the concerns of your team by telling them that the reason you micromanage is that a few years ago you left another group of workers to manage themselves and their quality of work went down?
  5. As the general manager, one of your key responsibilities is to evaluate and take corrective action concerning the allocation and use of human, financial, and material resources. Which of your managerial responsibilities does this describe?
  6. The owner of the company tells you that as the general manager, one of your critical roles is to train, counsel, motivate, and direct your subordinates. What role does this represent?
  7. What type of conflict does your team have with you as their general manager?
  8. In which stage of the conflict process were your employees when they went to the owner of the company to discuss the issues that they are having with you?
  9. In which stage of the conflict process were you when you discussed your employees’ concerns with the owner of the company?
  10. What type of conflict strategy are you engaging if you acknowledge your employees’ concerns about your behavior but do not change your behavior?

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In today’s fast-paced world, new laws and technologies come along that can change the way a business operates and its costs structure. Recently, Valley Farms restaurant’s costs went up because of a new higher minimum wage in their area. They decide to raise their average meal ticket price, from $14–16, to cover the higher cost. Their variable costs are 60% of the selling price, and their fixed costs are $10,000 per month.

  • Discuss the cost–volume–profit relationships restaurants should consider before raising their prices.
  • Share some of the non-monetary factors to consider before raising a selling price.

Responses to Peers

Read through your peers’ posts, and respond to a minimum of 2 of your peers. You can connect to your peers in several ways, including the following:

  • Discuss how consumers might react to the new higher prices
  • Discuss nonfinancial considerations that businesses use to retain customers

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Reminders:

  • Must have three posts: A main post and two replies to peers.
    • First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    • Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
  • Connect to content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
  • Engaging in class discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards.

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points

Quality of Main Post

16 Points
Total

Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements:

  • Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question (4 points)
  • Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (4 points)
  • Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (4 points)
  • Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (4 points)
/16 pts.

Response to Peers

16 Points
Total

Responds to a minimum of two peers (8 points per response)

  • Substantive response (4 points)
  • Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include (4 points):
    • Provides additional resources
    • Connects to key concepts
    • Shares personal or professional experiences
    • Contributes new information or perspective
    • Presents a competing viewpoint
/16 pts.

Support from Learning Resources

4 Points
Total

At least one post refers to course learning resources. /4 pts.

Professional Writing

4 points

Response is well-organized, clear, and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.

Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.

/4 pts.
Total 40 points possible /40 pts.

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After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Assignment Details

Employers and employees work together to achieve organizational goals through efficient management. Human resource management (HRM) and personnel management are two basic approaches organizations use to manage their employees. Human resource management focuses on strategies that affect the entire organization, whereas personnel management deals with the workforce and its relationship with the organization.

  • Describe the differences between HRM and personnel management. Provide 2 examples that demonstrate each management style.

Review and consider the differences presented by your peers. One approach to replying to your peers is to share your thoughts on 2 of you peer’s responses and address additional reasons on the importance of the topics presented. Another approach is to expand on the discussion by providing your perspective through the introduction of examples and possible outcomes.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Reminders: 

  • Must have three posts:  A main post and two replies to peers.
    • First post: Either your main post or a reply to others must be posted before midnight CT (Central time) on Friday of each week.
    • Second and third post: Must be posted on a different day from the first post.
  • Connect to content: At least one post must refer to course learning materials. See the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards for help with connecting to the content.
  • Engaging in class discussions: For more information on making the most of your class dialog, review the Academic Resource on Discussion Boards

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Ch. 5 – Middle and Late Childhood (6-11)

1. The textbook mentions two examples of brain growth, or spurts, in this age period.  One has to do with an increase in eye-hand coordination in the 6-8 age (probably from maturation of the parietal lobe), and the second is frontal lobe maturation in the 10-12 age range, creating increased ability for logic, planning, and memory.  For this answer, think back to when you were 10-12 years old (5th to 7th grades), and come up with three examples…one for logic, one for planning, and one for memory, that you can remember being tasked with at this age.  They could be from your parents, or teachers at school. 

2. Check out the pie graphs in Figure 5.2 on p. 166.  Discuss for this answer which group you were in during middle school.  It doesn’t have to be from school.  It could be you and your friends ‘organizing’ a game on your own.  Then describe your sports memories from this period.  Were you able to enjoy sports…either participating, or watching on TV?  Was a particular coach/teacher able to help you feel good about participating, whether it was against others, or on improving yourself?

3. Read through the paragraphs on Concrete Operational Thought.  This is hands-on learning, where kids at this age learn through touching, manipulating, and physically arranging and rearranging objects.  Think back to elementary and middle school and for this answer, write about two or three hands-on experiences you had in school, or something your parents taught you, that you enjoyed and remember to this day.

4. Critical Thinking is an important and diverse set of skills to learn.  There are many ways to think critically, and as a definition of it, we’ll say it is examining ideas, methods, or strategies for how well they work, if they make sense, and can we apply them to specific situations.  So for this one, let’s focus on Zombies!  We all know they don’t really exist.  Please tell me you agree with that statement!  Then look up info on the internet about why zombies are not possible.  Then be sure to add one or two of your own thoughts on why zombies are not possible, and please underline these.     

5. Look up and watch a YouTube video on Disorders of the Voice.  Take notes on it, and then summarize those notes here for this answer. 

6. First look up ‘Creative Intelligence’ in Google and then click on Images.  In the space where you would write this answer, instead, draw a detailed picture of one of the more complicated images of Creative Intelligence.  Be sure to include all labels, and really try to fill up the whole space where this answer would go.

7.  First, read the section on cyber-bullying.  Then summarize a few of the important points here, in your own words.  Then look up and watch a YouTube video on the subject, and based on what you see, write some more on the topic for this answer.

8. Read the two paragraphs about gay and lesbian parenting.  And as you are reading through it,  jot down any thoughts, reactions, or opinions of your own that aren’t from the paragraphs, and then after you are done reading, write down a few of those thoughts, reactions, or opinions for this answer.

Ch. 6 – Adolescence

1.  Explain and describe the differences between Primary and Secondary sexual characteristics.

2. Read through the section on Effects of Pubertal Age. Then for this answer talk about how this affected your social development in high school, or write about how other students you knew of in high school were influenced in their social development by these changes.  For example, how might having an early appearing hairy chest or beard affect a boy’s social development?

3. Look at Figure 6.8 on teenage births rates.  The textbook suggests the drop in the rate in recent years may have to do with less sexually active teenagers, or more contraceptive use.  For this one, come up with a couple other possibilities, in your opinion or based on experience, for why there is a drop. You could use examples from TV or high school to fill out this answer. For example, maybe sexual activity is the same, but the drinking water in our country is increasingly polluted, leading to more spontaneous abortions. 

4. Read about Piaget’s Formal Operational Stage of cognitive development and then for this answer, you’ll engage in some abstract thinking.  On a separate full piece of copier paper, do two things.  1) Draw an aerial view of the property you live on using only your imagination/abstract thinking ability (see attached image for an example).  Start by imagining and drawing the exact shape of your property line.  Then fill in all the structures like in the attached image, using only your imagination/memory.  If you do the drawing correctly, you won’t see any windows, walls, doors, or tree trunks (except for a dot, like in the attached image).  And then, 2) go to Google Maps/Satellite view and type in your address to see how close your drawing matches the real thing.  Be sure to send me a picture of your full-page drawing. 

5. Describe the differences in Intuitive and Analytical Thinking, and then give a couple of examples of yourself using each.  For example, intuitive would be guessing correctly what time it is without looking at a clock, and analytic would be planning your afternoon.

6. Look up and watch a YouTube video on High School Dropouts, and summarize what you have learned from it here.

7. Read through the section on Ethnic Identity, and then discuss some activities you would suggest for people learn to appreciate ethnicities other than their own.  For example, dinner at home on Wednesdays could be from a different culture every week.  Also, you may do something with clothing, music, or language.

8.  Read through the section on Parents and Teens.  Then discuss a little about your teenage years and your relationship with your parents/parent/caregivers.  Was it all stress and turmoil, like you see in the movies, or did you and they get along fine, and maybe went to each other to talk openly and share your lives.

Ch. 7 – Emerging and Early Adulthood

1. In the section titled Emerging Adulthood Defined, the book states “Emerging adulthood is a time of life when many different directions remain possible, when little about the future is decided for certain, when the scope of independent exploration
of life’s possibilities is greater for most people than it will be at any other period of the life course”.
The point of this answer is to see this period as part exploration, and part attitude. For this answer, complete the three sentences below with a can-do, wanna-try attitude. Life is an adventure!  Be sure to add an explanation on why you’ll be doing each one of these. Try to complete the answers with things that relate to your interests.
I am going to do…
I look forward to trying…
I am going to ask about…

2. Read through the section on When Does Adulthood Begin?, and answer this one by comparing how your parents seem to define adulthood, and then how you define it. They may be the same, different, or a mixture. Focus on values of a parent, and also time frames, meaning do you see the milestones, like marriage, starting a family, and finishing college, as needing to happen at certain ages.

3. Read through the section titled The Physiological Peak, and describe how/if you appreciate this unique period of life. Do you eat right, work-out, take time to meditate, or challenge yourself mentally with brain puzzles or big projects?

4. For this one, read through the list of consequences of being over-weight at the bottom of page 253, then pick two of them, and look them up on the internet and then describe each one in detail. Do you know anyone with these conditions?

5. Read through the section on The Brain and Sex. Then look this topic up on YouTube and watch a video on the topic. Describe what you have learned for this answer.

6. On page 261 there is a list of common STIs. Pick one of these, then add the word ‘statistics’ to it, and then look that up in a Google Images search. You’ll see all sorts of graphs. Draw one of them, with labels, in the space for this answer.

7. Read the section on Dialectical Thought, and summarize it here. Then answer, are you a dialectical thinker? Give an example of how you did it, or how you could do it. For example, is it better to lie, if the truth is going to hurt someone’s feelings?

8. Read through the section on Love, and in the sub-sections on the different types of love relationships, pick any one that you have experienced and write about that for this answer. You can write about more than one if you have space.

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Overview of the writing the argumentative essay that is due in Unit 10: Throughout the course, you will build a 4-5-page argumentative essay. An argumentative essay requires writers to explore a topic (issue), collect and consider evidence, and establish an opinion on the topic in a brief way. The complete essay must incorporate research (quotes, summarization, and paraphrasing), and you must cite the research using APA in-text citations and a corresponding References page. The final product details can be found at the end of this document.

In this unit, you will work on the thesis statement and introduction paragraph of the argumentative essay that is due in Unit 10.

For this Unit 2 Submission, submit only the opening paragraph and the APA-style References page for grading.

Your tasks for this week are as follows:

Finalize the topic for your paper based on the topic you selected for the Discussion Board in Unit 1 and the feedback your instructor and peers provided, or select one from the list of topics/issues below. You can select any topic you like, but you must obtain approval from your instructor first.  This is to ensure that the topic is appropriate for an argumentative essay and related to an issue that will hold your interest when you return to this essay in the coming weeks. 

Review the source in the Topic Bibliography on your topic.

Locate a similar, credible source on the issue using the AIU Library and this Internet search tool, by conducting a key word search based on your research topic. Think about the evidence you find so that you can form an opinion. Here are some additional tools to assist with your search:

AIU Library Orientation Libguide

TRAP test to ascertain the credibility of your sources. 

Complete the unit 2 worksheet to assist you in composing an opening paragraph for your essay (do not submit the worksheet; it is for guidance purposes only with this Submission)

Your introduction paragraph should provide background information on your topic, the controversies or issues surrounding the topic, and how the topic is relevant or significant.

The final sentence of the introduction paragraph should be a thesis statement that reflects the essay’s overall claim..

  1. Additionally, the thesis statement should include at least two reasons that support the claim

Incorporate at least one quote or paraphrase from the sources that you assembled in Steps 2, 3, or 4. Explain the rationale for the selected quote(s) and/or paraphrases.

  1. Include properly formatted APA in-text citations and a corresponding Reference page for the quote and/or paraphrases used in the opening paragraph.

The introduction paragraph should be properly formatted (double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, with proper in-text citations.

  1. The Argumentative Essay Writing Process, Units 2 – 10

You will complete the finished argumentative essay in stages:

Assess the writing situation. See page 8 of Chapter 1 in your textbook, English Composition, for specific information about the writing situation. 

  • Choose a topic. 

Research the issue, and analyze evidence to form an opinion. 

  • Write a claim (thesis statement) that is supported with reasons from credible sources. 

Write an introduction that announces your purpose and hooks readers. (Unit 2 Individual Project)

  1. Create an outline and References page (Unit 4 Individual Project) 

Write a rough draft with at least three body paragraphs (including at least one quotation, one summarization, and one paraphrase with corresponding in-text citations and Reference page). (Unit 6 Individual Project) 

Write at least one counter-argument paragraph that addresses an opposing opinion. (Unit 8 Individual Project)

  • Write a conclusion that restates your claim and summarizes the evidence. (Unit 8 Individual Project)
  • Add the Title Page and complete the final draft (Unit 10 Individual Project.
  • NOTE: For assistance with this assignment, please refer to the assigned readings listed under Unit 2 Learning Activities, as well as your intellipath® lessons.
  • Topics/Issues to Choose From
  1. Is TV a leftover media source from the past that will soon be outdated, or is TV keeping up with the times and attracting new viewers?
  2. How is social media affecting young adults, parents, or teens for better or worse?

Should high school students be required to take a civics course as a graduation requirement?

Should journalists try to be objective to regain the public’s confidence?

Do charter schools hurt traditional public schools?

Are drug courts the solution to addressing nonviolent drug offenders?

Should forensic techniques require federal approval for use in court?

  • Should the U.S. government provide universal health care?
  • Do video games portray positive or negative gender stereotypes?
  • Reference
  • Google Scholar. (n.d.). https://scholar.google.com/

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Listed below are the details outlining a crime scene that occurred over a period of time. You are to investigate and evaluate the crime and be prepared to present your information in a court in the form of a written document. You will have to use entomology, odontology, anthropology, pathology, and microbiology techniques to complete your investigation.

Carl and Joseph were in the woods of Georgia in early fall. They had set up a camp because they were both deer hunters. In the fall of years when the weather is cooler, deer are very prevalent. On this cool November morning, the men were walking through the woods in their quest for deer. On the second day of being in the woods, walking through what was really thick brush and uneven terrain, one of the men slipped and fell into what appeared to be a covering of a hole in the ground. As he began to try and pull himself out, he saw several skulls and bones lying around. He immediately screamed for his friend, who assisted him in getting out of the hole. Together, they looked in and saw skeletons and what appeared to be a decomposing body. 

The two men called the local police. The police arrived, secured the area, and called for the forensic team to come and investigate. You are the forensic person that has been asked to identify the 5 skeletons in the grave and the body that was only partially decomposed.

Why will this particular case require the use of forensic biology? Explain in detail. 

  • When you arrive on the scene, what is your first course of action? Describe your process, and be specific. 
    • How will you avoid contamination at this stage of the investigation? Explain. 
    • How will you control the other first responders or law enforcement officers? What challenges do they pose to a forensic investigator? Explain. 
  • What will you do to identify the remains at this crime scene? Explain. 
    • What is the documentation process for collecting and preserving this type of evidence? Explain. 
  • How will you transport your evidence to the lab safely? Explain. 
  • Once you arrive back at the lab, what significant risks of contamination exist? Explain. 
    • How will you avoid this contamination? Explain. 
  • What is the process for DNA analysis on the decomposing body? 
    • What specific tests will you use? Explain. 
    • How will serology play a role in the selected testing processes? Explain. 
      • Using this decomposing body as an example, what is the process that you will follow to properly conduct this DNA test? 
    • What challenges or barriers exist when you begin to interpret the results of your DNA test? Explain in detail. 
  • How large of a role will facial reconstruction play in this investigation? Explain. 
  • Next, provide 2 scenarios of court case outcomes regarding this investigation. 
    • One scenario must result in the successful identification and conviction of the perpetrator. You will need to fill in the blanks with regard to physical evidence and other necessary details. 
    • The other scenario must result in a wrongful conviction. You will need to identify the elements that lead to this wrongful conviction. 

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Graduate Programs Discussion Boards

Discussion Boards (DB) are a key component of online learning. They foster active participation of learners and dialog with fellow learners and instructors. Graduate-level courses require learners to create original posts to course DBs and to engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the course. Original posts and responses should be substantive, and if references are made to the works of others, APA guidelines for in-text citations and references apply.

Minimum Weekly DB Expectations

  • Post an original and thoughtful Main Post to the DB prompt.
  • Respond to at least 2 other posts from learners and/or the instructor (Response Posts).
  • The first contribution (Main Post or Response Post) must be posted before midnight (Central time) on Friday of each week.
  • Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week.
  • For DB assignment prompts with a Part One and Part Two, Part One should be addressed in the first week of the unit with a Main Post and minimum of 2 Response Posts, and Part Two should be addressed in the second week of the unit with a Main Post and a minimum of 2 Response Posts.

More on DBs

At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts. Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.

Deliverable Specifics 

Part 1

What do you think are the differences between analyzing the instructional needs of a learner in a traditional K–12 school versus analyzing the instructional needs of a working adult in a corporate or higher education setting? What areas of needs analysis might be similar?

Part 2

How might you use the cognitive taxonomy to ensure that the identified instructional needs will be addressed during the instruction? How might you apply the affective taxonomy to ensure that identified instructional needs, in this domain, will be addressed during instructional activities? What examples support your thoughts?

Do you consider yourself a lifelong learner? How do you determine your own instructional needs? Why is it important to an instructional designer to think of an audience of individuals rather than an audience as a homogeneous group? What are some ways through which you can differentiate an assignment to move from a general audience to a specific, individualized audience?

In your own words, post a substantive response to the Discussion Board question(s) and comment on other postings. Your response should address the DB question(s) and move the conversation forward. You will be graded on the quality of your postings, including mastery of the concept as well as critical thinking. If asked for your opinion, do not simply state that it is a good or bad idea; elaborate on your reasons and argument. Include enough detail to substantiate your thinking as well as your position on the questions or comments.

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Assignment – Journal Writing 2

We’ve moved along in American Literature, from the exploration of the sublime to the supernatural and out into the wilderness. In 500 words, give me your overall impression of the progression of the literature from the Gothic movement to now. What patterns do you see emerging? How do they all connect, theme-wise? How do they connect with historical situations, that you can see? What do you know about American Literature and America, now that you’ve made it to Realism? Reference specific details from the readings of the time periods.

Word Count: 500 words or more

Format: MLA

Any material quoted needs to be a citation, or it is considered copied and plagiarism. Any instances of plagiarism will be an automatic zero.

2. 

Assignment – Realism Creative Writing

It’s your chance to be a realist. Write me a creative fictional story based in the themes of Realism. You can choose the topic, but it must Realism. This should be a FICTIONAL SHORT STORY. Here are the characteristics again:

Renders reality closely and in comprehensive detail. Selective presentation of reality with an emphasis on verisimilitude, even at the expense of a well-made plot

Character is more important than action and plot; complex ethical choices are often the subject.

Characters appear in their real complexity of temperament and motive; they are in explicable relation to nature, to each other, to their social class, to their own past.

Class is important; the novel has traditionally served the interests and aspirations of an insurgent middle class. (See Ian Watt, The Rise of the Novel)

  • Events will usually be plausible. Realistic novels avoid the sensational, dramatic elements of naturalistic novels and romances.
  • Diction is natural vernacular, not heightened or poetic; tone may be comic, satiric, or matter-of-fact.
  • Objectivity in presentation becomes increasingly important: overt authorial comments or intrusions diminish as the century progresses.
  • Interior or psychological realism a variant form.

In Black and White Strangers, Kenneth Warren suggests that a basic difference between realism and sentimentalism is that in realism, “the redemption of the individual lay within the social world,” but in sentimental fiction, “the redemption of the social world lay with the individual” (75-76).

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Minimum Weekly DB Expectations

  • Post an original and thoughtful Main Post to the DB prompt.
  • Respond to at least 2 other posts from learners and/or the instructor (Response Posts).
  • The first contribution (Main Post or Response Post) must be posted before midnight (Central time) on Friday of each week.
  • Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week.
  • For DB assignment prompts with a Part One and Part Two, Part One should be addressed in the first week of the unit with a Main Post and minimum of 2 Response Posts, and Part Two should be addressed in the second week of the unit with a Main Post and a minimum of 2 Response Posts.

More on DBs

At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts. Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.

Obtain a copy of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for a state or local government for which you would have an interest. Answer the following questions regarding that report:

  • What information is included?
  • Is there any information that you find particularly interesting or unique to this entity?
  • What do you consider to be the most useful statistical information, and why?
  • Overall, do you feel that this section allows you to better understand the financial status of the governmental entity, or do you feel the information is marginal and should be eliminated?

UNIT 4: NOT-FOR-PROFIT AND GOVERNMENTAL STATEMENTS

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Unit 4: Not-for-profit and Governmental Statements

  1. GASB Stmt. No, 34
    1. Content and presentation of government-wide financial statements
    2. Major fund statement format
    3. Fund based financial statements
    4. Required supplemental information
  2. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  3. Not-for-profit financial statement standards SFAS 116 & 117
  4. Fund structures and reporting for colleges, universities, and other not-for-profit entities
  5. Ethical implications of governmental and not-for-profit financial reporting

With this said:

Obtain a copy of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for a state or local government for which you would have an interest. Answer the following questions regarding that report:

  • What information is included?
  • Is there any information that you find particularly interesting or unique to this entity?
  • What do you consider to be the most useful statistical information, and why?
  • Overall, do you feel that this section allows you to better understand the financial status of the governmental entity, or do you feel the information is marginal and should be eliminated? 

A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, CAFR, is a set of financial statements that gives an array of information on a government’s finances and the comparison of financial data, revenue and expenditure, projected in the budget (Sangha, 2018). There are three main sections in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which are introduction, financial section, and statistical section (Fauquier County Virginia CAFR, 2019). The third section is the statistical section. It is the most essential because it summarizes financial trends, revenue capacity, debt capacity, demographic information and other operating information (Fauquier County Virginia CAFR, 2019). This section allowed myself to better understand the entity financial status. The trend information helps an individual understand how a government entity financial performance and fiscal health have change over the years (Sangha, 2018). The debt capacity schedule shows the government’s current local levels of outstanding debt and a state ability to issue additional debt in the long term (Sangha, 2018). The revenue capacity schedule has information of the government’s local entity major revenue sources, such are property tax, retail sales tax, business and occupation tax (Sangha, 2018). Demographic schedules show demographics and economic indicators in which a local government entity’s financial activity has taken place (Sangha, 2018). Last, operating information schedule shows the operating data which narrate the services it provides and the activities it performs (Sangha, 2018).

References:

Fauquier County Virginia Comprehensive Annual Report. (2019).

https://www.fauquiercounty.gov

Sangha, J. (December 12, 2018). Understanding the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report(CATRs) to Make Your Investment Decisions. https://www.municipalbonds.com/education/understanding-the-comprehensive-annual-financial-reports-cafrs 

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So far in this course, your study has been concentrated on the origin, developmental stages, and many uses of DNA to solve crimes. You have studied how various body fluids such as blood, saliva, and semen are tested, as well as identified the importance of DNA and nuclear DNA in DNA profiling. Below are several case studies that were solved using the procedures and analyses studied in class, and the application of the information obtained was used to solve the criminal investigation.

Choose only 1 of the cases listed below and explain how the physical evidence recovered from the crime scene was tested and analyzed to solve the crime. 

Case Study 1

A man and his wife were on vacation in Paris. On the way back to the hotel, they were approached by two men with weapons who demanded their jewelry. A physical interaction occurred in which the robbers violently wrestled the man to the ground and removed his watch and rings while his wife tried to run away. The man and his wife were shot and killed. The bodies of the two victims were pulled into an alley. Multiple scratches were on the body of the male victim, and blood was also found on the female victim because the robbers tore the necklace, rings, and earrings off that she was wearing. The two men committing the crime both had previous records for assault and robbery. How were the men convicted of the crime?

Case Study 2

After 10 years of being free, a man was convicted of a rape after DNA evidence was allowed to be used. The female he raped was not able to make an identification, so the attorney had to get permission to do a DNA profile on the suspect. The suspect had lived as a neighbor of the victim, only a few houses away. This man was considered a family friend; however, after the rape incident occurred, he abruptly moved to another state. How was he convicted or exonerated?

Assignment Guidelines

  • What exactly is DNA profiling? Explain in detail. 
    • How it is used to solve crimes? Explain in detail. 
  • Regarding your selected case study: 
    • What physical evidence would be retrieved from the crime scene? 
      • Identify each item of physical evidence, and fully justify your decision to collect it as evidence. 
    • What type(s) of DNA tests are required to investigate the crime you have chosen? Explain in detail, and fully support your argument. 
      • What is the testing process for the technique(s) used to test each piece of evidence? Be specific, and explain in detail. 
  • After analyzing the evidence, explain how the evidence exonerated or convicted the suspects. 

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Assignment Description

Scenario: You are the Director of Mental Health at Halfway House, which deals with drug addicts who have brain disorders who have found their way into the criminal justice system. The patients in this program were diverted from incarceration into prison because a clear link was established between the drug offenses they committed and their mental illness. Mental illness is often a reason for an individual to turn to substance abuse.

The majority of your inmate/patient population requires medication to maintain a semblance of social function and to be allowed to leave the facility to work and see family members. You must continually evaluate the participants of the program utilizing the Axis criteria and the patient evaluation from the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (DSM-IV, 1994, p. 32). The GAF is broken into 10 groups from 0 to 100. A person in the category from 91–100 would be perfect mentally. This is not normally found with anyone. The person found in the category of 0–10, which is the opposite, would be a persistent danger to everyone around him or her, including him- or herself. This person would be completely dysfunctional socially and unable to work. As the director, you are required to use the GAF to evaluate the ability of your charges to remain in the program on a monthly basis.

The persons in this program must have successfully completed detoxification for the drugs they were abusing.

In addition to your required evaluations, you have a pharmacy on-site. The pharmacy issues medications and requires the participants to take the medication in front of health service professionals so that the medication prescribed is actually being used and not sold or thrown away. The following medications are being given:

  • For participants suffering from schizophrenia, the drugs used are classed as antipsychotic drugs.
  • For those being treated for depression, antidepressants used are also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
  • A common illness among inmates is bipolar disorder. This is treated with mood stabilizers that were originally developed to treat convulsions. For bipolar disorder, antipsychotics and antidepressants may also be used.
  • Anxiety disorders are also common mental health concerns with inmates/patients. These include many commonly known mental health problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and social phobia. For treatment of such disorders, the most common drugs are antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and beta-blockers.

In a 10–12-page position paper, write up the problem you observed in the scenario, and answer the following questions:

  • What level of inmate patient are you prepared to take into the program based on the five Axis of the DSM-IV and the associated GAF criteria for identifying function? Justify your reasoning.
  • What are the main categories of mental illness that can be treated by pharmaceuticals?
  • By category of illness, what corresponding type of drug should or could be prescribed to treat those illnesses?
  • What are the side effects of the drugs you indicated in your report?
  • How do you plan to convince the participants that they must maintain their drug treatment after they leave the program you are in charge of?
  • How will these treatments allow the patient/inmate to reintegrate into family, social setting, work setting, and keep them from re-offending?
  • What are the associated dangers of putting a person in a drug therapy program where they had previous chemical addictions?

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Assignment Objectives

Analyze: Conduct a capital budgeting analysis

Examine the opportunities provided by technology for businesses

Minimum Weekly DB Expectations

  • Post an original and thoughtful Main Post to the DB prompt.
  • Respond to at least 2 other posts from learners and/or the instructor (Response Posts).
  • The first contribution (Main Post or Response Post) must be posted before midnight (Central time) on Friday of each week.
  • Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week.
  • For DB assignment prompts with a Part One and Part Two, Part One should be addressed in the first week of the unit with a Main Post and minimum of 2 Response Posts, and Part Two should be addressed in the second week of the unit with a Main Post and a minimum of 2 Response Posts.

More on DBs

At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts. Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.

Capital investments are the most important decisions made by a firm’s management, because they usually involve large cash outflows and once made are not easily reversed. These are usually long-term projects that will define the firm’s line of business and significantly contribute to the total revenue figure for years to come. Capital investment decisions are often incremental, involving cash flows over multiple periods. Therefore, procedures must be in place to monitor the progress of projects. One such procedure is the Milestone approach.

  1. Based on your knowledge concerning capital budgeting, discuss several factors that would increase the risk associated with a company’s capital investment decision. In your opinion explain which factors increase the risk more than others.
  2. Based on you knowledge concerning capital budgeting, discuss several factors that would decrease the risk associated with a company’s capital investment decision. In your opinion explain which factors decrease the risk more than others.
  3. Capital investment decisions are often incremental, involving cash flows over multiple periods. Therefore, procedures must be in place to monitor the progress of projects. One such procedure is the Milestone approach. Conduct a preliminary search to explain how this approach works and why the approach can sometimes be ineffective.
  4. To what extent have you seen evidence, what economic conditions have prompted American businesses to reevaluate their traditional approach to capital investment decisions?












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Using the company research you conducted in your Unit 6 assignment, write a paper about the company you chose that describes the firm and its strategy. Using information from AIU’s Library, IBIS World, and the Internet and feedback from your instructor on your PowerPoint slideshow from Unit 6, address the following points in a 6-page paper:

For this assignment, suppose that you work for a consulting firm, and that you have been asked to research a company and write a paper for your client.

For the paper:

  1. Choose a large U.S. company;
  2. Research the company and the market(s) in which it competes; and
  3. Prepare a six page paper for your client, not including the title page and reference page.

Using information from the business press, AIU’s Library, IBIS World (through AIU’s library) and the Internet, address the following in your paper.

  • Describe the firm, including such information as its
    • products or services
    • annual sales, and
    • market share (This information is readily available in the library’s IBIS World database).
  • Describe the product market(s) in which it operates.
    • For instance, does it operate within an oligopoly or monopolistically competitive market, a perfectly competitive market, or is it a monopoly? (Choose the closest fit.)
    • Explain.
  • Does it operate in only one region of the United States? Does it operate nationally or internationally? Explain.
  • Who are its competitors?
    • Give a brief overview of the other businesses in the market.
  • Identify and explain at least 2 economic concepts that this firm seems to use to its advantage.
    • Examples might include product differentiation; attainment of economies of scale; advertising; whether the firm is regional, national, or international; and so on.
  • You may include an explanation of how any significant recent events or changes in this market have affected this firm. Examples are mergers and acquisitions, technological change, legal issues, whether market demand is expanding, and so on.
  • Provide your evaluation of how this firm might better respond to the challenges it faces.
  • Please include an explanation of how any significant recent events or changes in this market have affected this firm. Examples are mergers and acquisitions, technological change, legal issues, whether market demand is expanding, and so on.
  • Provide your evaluation of how this firm might better respond to the challenges it faces.

For your paper:

  • Utilize at least 2 credible sources to support the arguments presented in the paper. Make sure you cite appropriately within your paper and list the reference(s) in APA format on your Reference page.
  • Your paper should be 6 pages in length, not counting the Title page and Reference page. In accordance with APA formatting requirements, it should be double-spaced and include a running head and page numbers.

The following offer information to help you with your research:

Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria Proficient Descriptor Points
Organization • Sequences information logically to enhance understanding of the firm’s status. Uses clear topic sentences to state the focus of each section. Uses transitions to connect key points.
• Specifies facts, examples, and vocabulary relevant to the intended audience.
10
Description of the firm • Describes the firm, its products or services, annual sales, and market share. (10 points)
• Identifies whether the firm operate operates nationally or internationally. If nationally, explain if operation is in one, or multiple, regions of the United States. (10 points)
• Describes the market(s) in which the firm operates, explaining whether it operates within an oligopoly, a monopolistically competitive market, a perfectly competitive market, or a monopoly. (10 points)
• Identifies competitors, giving a brief overview of the other businesses in the market. (10 points)
40
Economic Concepts • Explains at least 2 economic concepts that the firm seems to use to its advantage; such as, product differentiation, attainment of economies of scale, advertising, and others. (20 points)
• Describes how the economic concepts used by the firm are related to the firm’s regional, national, or international market. (10 points)
30
Recent Developments • Explains how any significant recent events or changes in this market have affected the firm; such as mergers and acquisitions, technological change, legal issues, market demand trends, and other events. 20
Recommendations • Provides evaluation of how this firm might better respond to the challenges it faces. (10 points)
• Recommendations are related to recent events in the firm, and in its associated market and are logical and feasible. (10 points)
20
Format • Provides a 6 page paper that is double-spaced, and includes a title page, reference page, running head, and page numbers. The title page and reference page are not counted in the length of 6 pages for the paper. 10
Credibility • Utilizes credible information sources (a minimum of 2) that are clearly identified, properly cited, and referenced using APA Style. 10
Grammar & Mechanics • Sentences are clear, well-articulated, and free from grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. 10
Total 150

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Scenario: You are the director of safety and security at a major manufacturing plant. The plant has 1,800 workers and runs three shifts a day. The night shift has about 400 workers on it and runs from midnight to 8 a.m. The security supervisor for the night shift reports to you that there are some unusual activities going on during the night shift involving three of the younger male employees. You decide that you will visit the plant during the night shift to observe this behavior for yourself.

The night you arrive, you realize that you know one of the three young men involved, and he has always been a good worker and a very serious person. You note right away that all three men have an extraordinarily high energy level. They are having a hard time settling down at their assembly points on the line. They are whooping and hollering all the time over the noise of the shop. They are aggressive to the point of pushing other employees around physically. You notice extreme cases of acne and body odor on all three men when you walk by them. Their eyes are glassy and dilated.

At their 3:30 a.m. lunch break, they cross the street to an all-night diner. You notice that they sit with a man wearing a motorcycle jacket with local gang colors. They do not eat, but only have coffee. You see them pay cash to the man with the jacket and he hands one of the three men a small package. When the man with the motorcycle jacket leaves, he mounts a motorcycle and rides off. The three men go to the men’s bathroom in the diner. They are in the bathroom for almost 10 minutes. When they come out, they are boisterous, agitated, and overly animated with their movements.

In your paper, answer the following questions based on the scenario:

  • How does the drug use in this company affect the coworkers, safety, and company production?
  • What is the likely drug being abused by the three workers under suspicion?
  • Why was that drug identified?
  • Would it be better to involve the police immediately? Why or why not?
  • Should you refer the workers to the Employee Assistance Program? Explain your decision.
  • Does the association of the motorcycle gang with the company workers affect the company?
  • What type of liability could the company face if it does not take definitive action concerning this situation?

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Demario,

You were required to submit a five-paragraph argumentative essay with an introduction paragraph, thesis statement, three body paragraphs, transitions between paragraphs, counter argument, and a conclusion paragraph. You were also required to provide an example of a quotation and a paraphrase sentence with in-text citations and reference citations, and use APA format throughout the document.

Nice job of meeting some of the requirements for the assignment. Good organization of paragraphs with introduction paragraph, body paragraphs, and the conclusion paragraph! However, a large portion of your content is copied word for word from Internet sources and student papers. Check your similarity score and remove the copied content from your paper when you revise. Copying and pasting from sources and using as your own work is an example of plagiarism and will have serious consequences.

Your assignment is missing the following requirements:transitions between body paragraphs, counter argument, an example of quotation with correct in-text citation, an example of paraphrasing with in-text citation, correct reference citations, and correct APA format throughout the document, including the title page, font size, double-spacing of lines, and correct References page. You have used red font for some of your sentences. Always use only black font for assignments in this class.

Your essay also included some directions for APA document format. Make sure you remove the instructions before submitting work.

Check the learning materials in intellipath and the resources provided in the classroom for correct citations and correct formatting of the essay. Also, review the chapter readings for using sources appropriately and the M.U.S.E for evaluating evidence and writing APA formatted essay.

As you move forward, always review the unit steps and directions for each unit, the worksheet or template, the sources, the mini-lessons, the learning materials in intellipath, and the grading rubric when completing assignments.

Your assignment was late by one day, so points are deducted for late work.

Grading rubric:

Introduction: Uses interesting opening strategies (fact, statistic, anecdote, etc.) to set the context and introduce the issue; takes a clear position on the issue; includes a clear thesis statement that contains the main idea and three supporting ideas to set the scope of the paper and provide an effective transition to the remaining paper — 40/40 pts.

Body Paragraphs — Development of ideas: Identifies a main idea in each of the 3 body paragraphs through a topic sentence and includes 3-4 supporting sentences that align with the main idea; develops the thesis statement logically through the topic sentences and supporting ideas in each of the 3 body paragraphs; provides reasonable examples as needed – 15/30 pts. (large amount of content copied from sources)

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Discussion Boards

Discussion Boards (DB) are a key component of online learning. They foster active participation of learners and dialog with fellow learners and instructors. Graduate-level courses require learners to create original posts to course DBs and to engage in dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the course. Original posts and responses should be substantive, and if references are made to the works of others, APA guidelines for in-text citations and references apply.

Minimum Weekly DB Expectations

  • Post an original and thoughtful Main Post to the DB prompt.
  • Respond to at least 2 other posts from learners and/or the instructor (Response Posts).
  • The first contribution (Main Post or Response Post) must be posted before midnight (Central time) on Friday of each week.
  • Two additional responses are required after Friday of each week.
  • For DB assignment prompts with a Part One and Part Two, Part One should be addressed in the first week of the unit with a Main Post and minimum of 2 Response Posts, and Part Two should be addressed in the second week of the unit with a Main Post and a minimum of 2 Response Posts.

More on DBs

At the end of each unit, DB participation is assessed based on level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion. DBs allow learners to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB are accepted after the end of the unit. Learners must demonstrate an appropriate depth of understanding of course content to receive credit for having submitted substantive posts. Typically, this is achieved with 3–4 strong paragraphs for Main Posts and 2–3 strong paragraphs for Response Posts.

Assignment Specifics

Part One

Discuss the following:

  • What can cause instability and dissonance in human behavior?
  • How do disturbances in equilibrium generate opportunities for learning?
  • How do you reconcile the idea that constructivism results in a subjective reality when most teachers and trainers are charged with delivery of fixed, prescribed information and ideas?
  • Can both approaches be accomplished in a class? Explain your reasoning.

Part Two

Discuss the following:

  • Do you think that professional educators and instructional designers should generate discomfort in young students, encouraging the process that Piaget called equilibration
  • How do instructional designers and professional educators incorporate methods in courses that promote equilibration? 
  • How do professional educators and instructional designers help young students achieve accommodation? 
  • How do you think that this idea relates to adult learning theory, as stated by Malcolm Knowles in the principles of andragogy?

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Assignment Objectives

Analyze: Conduct a capital budgeting analysis

Classify effective control systems

Evaluate the issues and problems created by revenue and cost interactions in evaluating the performance of an organization unit

Evaluate situations that present potential legal and ethical issues, and develop solutions for those issues

Assignment Details

Assignment Description

Part 1

The Smith Company has accumulated the following data concerning a mixed cost. The company is using the units produced as the activity level.

Units Produced

Total Cost

August

10,000

$14,940

September

8,600

$13,450

October

7,100

$11,200

November

7,700

$12,200

December

8,200

$12,660

  1. Using the high-low method, compute the variable and fixed cost elements.
  2. If the company produces 8,000 units, estimate the total cost.

Part 2

James LaGrande had recently been appointed controller of the breakfast cereals division of a major food company. One of Jim’s first assignments was to prepare the financial analysis for a new cold cereal, Krispie Krinkles.

Mr. LaGrande discussed the product with the food lab that had designed it, with the market research department that had tested it, and with the finance people who would have to fund its introduction. After putting all the information together, he developed the following optimistic and pessimistic sales projections:

Optimistic

Pessimistic

Year 1

$1,800,000

$1,000,000

Year 2

3,800,000

1,400,000

Year 3

5,200,000

1,200,000

Year 4

8,200,000

1,000,000

Year 5

10,200,000

600,000

The optimistic predictions assume that the introduction of a popular product is successful. The pessimistic predictions assume that the product is introduced but does not gain wide acceptance and is terminated after 5 years. LaGrande thinks that the most likely results are halfway between the optimistic and pessimistic predictions.

LaGrande learned from finance that this type of product introduction requires a predicted rate of return of 16% before top management will authorize funds for its introduction. He also determined that the contribution margin should be about 50% on the product, but could be as low as 42% or as high as 58%. Initial investment would include $3 million for production facilities, $2.5 million for advertising and other product introduction expenses, and $1.5 million for working capital (e.g., inventory). The production facilities would have a value of $800,000 after 5 years.

  • Prepare a capital-budgeting analysis to determine whether to launch the product.

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Reference

Horngren, C. T., Sundem, G. L., & Stratton, W. O. (2002). Introduction to management accounting (12th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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