general education

“Degree Planning”

general education.  This week, we introduced the idea of general education – the core courses you will take before you jump into your program of study. In this assignment, you will explore the Grantham University catalog to determine which general education courses you will be taking, along with the elective courses that round out your education.

You will definitely need to read the online catalog in order to complete this assignment.

Review Section 7 in the catalog for the General Education program description, categories, and list of courses.  Make sure you understand why we require students to complete the General Education slate of courses.

Then look for your degree program in Section 8 of the catalog.  You will see each program listed by college (School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Nursing and Allied Health).  After reading the description of the program and the student learning outcomes, you will see the tables that list the General Education courses, the Program Core, and the electives.

Once you have read these sections in the catalog, you are ready to start this assignment.  Your job is to write a response to each of the following four prompts:

Prompt 1: General Education Requirements

A.  To start this assignment, write a paragraph explaining the reason why we require students to complete the General Education courses (you may need to refer to section 7 of the catalog for this rationale).

B.  Then using this template list and then describe the courses you will take to complete the General Education requirement for your program.  In some programs, you have choices – in other programs, you do not have choices (they tell you which courses to take).

Prompt 2:  Program Core Requirements

A. In a paragraph state your degree program and explain why you chose your program of study.  In your answer explain how will this program of study will help you in your career advancement?

B. Next, in the same template as Prompt 1, list and describe the courses you are required to complete for the program.  Be sure to point out which courses are pre-requisites for more advanced courses.  This is important because you must enroll in these courses in sequence – you have to pass the pre-requisite before you can attempt the higher course.

Prompt 3:  Electives

Each program has a different number of electives that you can select to complete your degree.  Take note of special requirements, such as the fact that some electives have to be chosen from the program (versus those that can be chosen from any course listed in the catalog). Also note whether the elective must be a course numbered 300 or above.

A.  In the same template as Prompts 1 and 2, include the courses you choose as electives

B.  For each elective include a statement explaining why you are interested in the course in the table

Prompt 4:  Sequencing of Courses, Credit Hours and Graduation Requirements

This is the truly important part of this assignment. Some courses have pre-requisites, which means you have to take a designated lower-level course before you can take the advanced course.

A.  In your template, make sure to designate all classes that have pre-requisites in your template.

How to set up your assignment for submission:

Include your written paragraphs for Prompt 1 and Prompt 2 above the table in the template. Then, once you’ve completed both the written prompts and the table contents, submit the entire assignment as a single file to the dropbox.

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Here is the grading rubric for this assignment.

MEETS OR EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

(7-10 points)

DOES NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS

(1-6 points)

ABSENT

(0 POINTS)

PROMPT 1:

THE REASON

Explained why students are required to complete general education courses

Did not appropriately explain why we require students to complete general education courses

Did not attempt this aspect of the assignment

PROMPT 1:

LIST AND DESCRIBE

Properly identified the general education requirements per the selected program of study

Did not appropriately identify general education courses

Did not attempt this aspect of the assignment

PROMPT 2: EXPLAIN WHY YOU CHOOSE PROGRAM

Explained why they choose their program of study and career advancement

Explanation lacked detail of program of study, why they choose it, and how it’ll help career advancement

Did not attempt this aspect of the assignment

PROMPT 2: LIST AND DESCRIBE COURSES

Correctly list and describe the courses required in the program core

Did not correctly list and describe courses specified for the program of study

Did not attempt this aspect of the assignment

PROMPT 3:

ELECTIVE COURSES

Provided list of elective courses they’d like to take

Lacked full list of elective courses

Did not attempt this aspect of the assignment.

PROMPT 3:

EXPLANATION WHY INTERESTED IN COURSES

Provided a thoughtful explanation of why the student is interested in the selected electives

Explanation lacked sufficient detail about why the student wanted to take the selected electives

Did not attempt this aspect of the assignment.

PROMPT 4:

SEQUENCING OF COURSES (PRE-REQUISITES)

All pre-requisites are identified,

Not all pre-requisites are identified,

Did not attempt this aspect of the assignment

PROMPT 4:

CREDIT HOURS AND MEETS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Correctly listed the credit hours for each course and includes appropriate number of credit hours needed to graduate with the selected program of study

Did not correctly list the credit hours for each course and did not include the appropriate number of credit hours specified by the program of study

Did not attempt this aspect of the assignment

Whistleblowing & Employment Law

Whistleblowing & Employment Law

Whistleblowing & Employment Law. As a final project, you will conduct research on the current business ethics topic –

Discuss in detail economics, ethics and the law surrounding the following:

Whistleblowing & Employment Law

Your final project paper is to be a minimum of 3 complete pages. You will be required to relate how various topics we have covered throughout the term apply in the chosen topic. In addition, you must research how the current ethics topic impacted changes within the business and industry practices. You must also include a reference page on top of the minimum three-page research paper and cite all sources properly using APA guidelines.

The purpose of the paper is to help you understand how ethical factors have shaped policies and procedures in business and industry – not only in the US, but even throughout the world. In addition, you should gain a better understanding of the seriousness and consequences of ethics in business.

When writing the final project, you must demonstrate a knowledge of how to conduct research, how to use a minimum of three (3) scholarly sources (e.g. GMC Library), how to properly cite sources using APA formatting guidelines, and how to apply critical thinking skills within the analysis and presentation of your research results. Textbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.

By the end of the course you should have gained knowledge in…

  • legal and ethical issues in business and industry.
  • how previous violations and practices have shaped current legal and business ethics policies and procedures.
  • how to recognize the global considerations relating to business ethics.

Be as thorough as possible when writing your essay, and remember, this is an academic essay, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade

For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 20%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 20% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly.

The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism, and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24 hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 20%.

General APA Formatting Guidelines:

All papers are to have an APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum page/word count requirement! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 3 complete pages (at least 750 words). Also, an APA abstract page is NOTrequired! Note that going over the minimum page/word count requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for a 6+ page paper!

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View information on APA Footnotes and Endnotes – https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/04/

Upload the assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document using the following naming protocol:

LastNameFirstNameBUS206A

business entities

business entities

business entities. Decide what type of business entity you would become that does business with the U.S. Federal Government. [Invent a company, a product, a service, a consulting company, etc that will do/does business with the Federal Gov] “Write a 4-5 page paper in which you:

1. Describe the firm (who they are and what they do), by giving its Vision, Values, Mission, Goals, Objectives, [for no more than 2 pages].

2. Give the amount of business you plan to do/do with the federal government [i.e. what is your business “footprint” – the number of products you deliver, the volume of documents you produce, the amount of consultations you give per week/year; number of employees, number of company vehicles, if applicable, number of Gov Contracts, volume of Accounts Receivables, etc] [for no more than two pages].

3. Discuss what required actions your company’s Contracts/ Capture or Proposal Team would need to do to in order to compete for a Fed Gov Request for Proposal (RFP) that your company’s skill set matches in Federal Business Opportunities. (n.d.). General format. Retrieved from https://www.fbo.gov [or called FedBizOps.gov]. Lay out your plan to seek, compete and win Fed Gov Business over the next six weeks. [ for no more than one page] See RFP Sections A-D and pages 13-15 for format, suggestions and guidelines.

Read the attached grading rubric and make sure that you cover all aspects of assignment. Submit your work via the SafeAssignment link below.

  • Assignment1Rubric.docx
  • RFPSectionsAto

Women Impacting Public Policy.

Women Impacting Public Policy.

Women Impacting Public Policy. Please answer the questions of following chapters in detail with citing the textbook (we using APA citing, means just add it at the end of your assignment). or other research sites.

Please answer Discussion questions of following chapters in detail with citing the textbook or other research sites:

Chapter 4, discussion questions #1,2,3,4,5, pg #129

Chapter 5 – assignment: Discussion questions #1,2,3,4 pg 157

Chapter 6 assignment, Discussion questions #1,2,3,4,5, pg184

Due before 11:55 PM on 06/29

Sample of citing:

Works Cited

Journal, The Wall Street, Stephen Gosling, and Women Impacting Public Policy. “Should the Small Business Administration Be Abolished?” The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, 20 Mar. 2012. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.

Pride, William M., Robert James Hughes, and Jack R. Kapoor. Foundations of business. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016. Print.

“The pros and cons of independent business ownership and franchises.” Guidant Financial | The pros and cons of independent business ownership and franchises. Guidant Financial, N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2017.

One Discussion

 

This week’s  class forum discussion:

Do you think the management needs to encourage their companies to have joint ventures with other companies or other countries and why?

You must cite your answers and your answeers no shorter than two complete paraghraphs.

  • FoundationsofBusi

Process Change

The Organization and Process Change

Process Change.  Process creation, revision, and implementation are all predicated on the ability of the organization and its employees and vendors to accept change. The organization may have the will to change yet find its employees are reluctant and resistant to change. In a team environment, members can only function at high levels if they have the expertise in the project area and accept the change that needs to happen.

For this Discussion consider this change resistance in addressing the following:

Evaluate the role of an Executive Level BPM Group. Who would be members of that group and how is this group responsible for reducing resistance to change?

Deduce at least one method by which the organization can reduce change resistance.

Does the use of Six Sigma, ISO9000 (ISO9001), or the Balanced Scorecard within an organization contribute toward or reduce resistance to process change? If so, how? If not, why?

It only had 300 words

Process Change

Process creation, revision, and implementation are all predicated on the ability of the organization and its employees and vendors to accept change. The organization may have the will to change yet find its employees are reluctant and resistant to change. In a team environment, members can only function at high levels if they have the expertise in the project area and accept the change that needs to happen.

For this Discussion consider this change resistance in addressing the following:

Evaluate the role of an Executive Level BPM Group. Who would be members of that group and how is this group responsible for reducing resistance to change?

Deduce at least one method by which the organization can reduce change resistance.

Does the use of Six Sigma, ISO9000 (ISO9001), or the Balanced Scorecard within an organization contribute toward or reduce resistance to process change? If so, how? If not, why?

It only had 300 words

persuasion

persuasion

persuasion.  Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.

Option #1:Persuasive Case Study Analysis

Choose one of the following editorials (i.e., a more obvious and direct form of persuasion than a news story) about vaccination and consider the author’s argument.

Keith, J.J. (2013, September 24). I’m coming out . . . as pro-vaccine. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jj-keith/vaccines_b_3829948.html
Mercola, J. (2014, April 29). Should parents be allowed to decide about vaccines? Retrieved from http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/29/children-vaccines.aspx
(only read the article here, no need to watch the video)

  • Briefly summarize the position, avoiding the use of value-laden language.

Now, you are going to analyze the persuasion using concepts from this week’s material to support your claims.

  • How was ethos used? What about pathos? Logos? How effective was each one? Did one persuade you more than the others? Why or why not?
  • How was identification used?
  • Which did you find more persuasive, identification or the Aristotelian proofs? Why?

Provide justifications, in the form of research, for your decisions and include references to 3-4 credible sources outside of the course and its required readings/media. Consider searching for these sources in the CSU-Global Library. Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length, well-written, and formatted according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.

Option #2: Persuasive Reflective Analysis

Think about a recent persuasive event you experienced. This could include a recent negotiation, an impromptu (or planned, though that is a bit less likely) argument over a current event, or any other situation where it was obvious that you were either trying to persuade someone or someone was trying to persuade you.

  • Explain the event, being sure to give details on the persuasion that was presented.

Now, you are going to analyze the persuasion using concepts from this week’s material to support your claims.

  • How was ethos used? What about pathos? Logos? How effective was each one? Was one more effective than the others? Why or why not?
  • How was identification used?
  • Which did you find more persuasive, identification or the Aristotelian proofs? Why?

Provide justifications, in the form of research, for your decisions and include references to 3-4 credible sources outside of the course and its required readings/media. Consider searching for these sources in the CSU-Global Library. Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length, well-written, and formatted according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.