roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch,

Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch, Congress, and defense industry in Defense Acquisition, and where defense acquisition authority is derived. For this paper, you will need to find an article in the library that relates to the roles and responsibilities of at least one branch of government where acquisition authority is derived.

 

Write a two-page paper, plus the title page and a reference page. As always, read all the lesson notes before you start this assignment as new or current events may have been updated since the start of class.

 

Writing Instructions (Please do read this):
•Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
•APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
•Length of paper: typed, double-spaced pages with no less than a two-page paper.
•Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

APA GUIDELINES
University of California Berkeley Library APA Style Citation http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/APAstyle.pdf
Purdue University APA Formatting and Style Guide http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/#resourcenav

RESEARCH and WRITING
APUS Online Library Tutorial Center
http://www.apus.edu/Online-Library/tutorials/index.htm

PLAGIARISM
Avoiding accidental and intentional plagiarism
http://www.plagiarism.org/

**Refer to the [assignment grading rubric] for details on how the assignment will be evaluated.

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REACTION PAPER

The purpose of your reaction paper is to reflect on a social issue you are interested in, personal experience, an issue you saw in the movie etc. using sociological concepts you learned in class. To do this, you need to complete the following parts:

1. Get your topic approved by me.

2. Write few paragraphs describing the issue you are interested in, and why it is important to analyze this issue from a sociological perspective. When doing this, use concepts we learned in class.

3. Support your ideas with class notes and the textbook.

4. Pick at least one peer-reviewed research article discussing your topic, and describe in few paragraphs what it says about the issue you are interested in.

5. For the section 5 pick one of the following options:

1. If you were a researcher, how would you go about studying your topic of interest:

· What theoretical framework, if any, best explains your issue of interest? Why?

· Which methods would you use? Quantitative? Qualitative? Why?

· What would be your independent and dependent variables?

· What would be your population of interest?

· How will this research help us better understand your issue of interest?

OR

2. How does the article you picked go about analyzed the issue you are interested in? (if you used more than one article in part 3, pick one of them)

· Does the article use any theory? Which one? If not, which theoretical framework would be appropriate?

· Which methods does the article use? Quantitative? Qualitative? Describe.

· Does the article identify independent and dependent variables? Which ones?

· What is the population of interest that the article uses?

· How do the findings of this article help us better understand your issue of interest?

Paper requirements:

· Bibliography

· Use ASA writing style: Times New Roman,12, double-spaced

· Minimum 3-maximum 4 pages

· Good grammar

· For class notes, you can cite the following way (Class notes)

Reflective Statement

1. Reflective Statement (3-4 pages): This essay will reflect on the progress you have made as a writer and thinker in the class. Specifically, you will need to identify one or more critical concepts and ideas that have informed both your writing and thinking during the course of the semester. You will then need to briefly reflect on how you have marshaled a specific concept(s) or idea(s) in your essays, in your reflections and in your discussion of the issues we have considered. Lastly, discuss your favorite passage from Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye as it relates to the concept(s) you have identified. This critical section focusing on Morrison’s novel needs to be about a third of your paper or 1-2 pages in length. Here are some possibilities for the central concept(s) that grounds your reflective statement:

a. Race as a social construction

b. Interdisciplinary approaches in African American Studies

c. Black Psychology

d. Invisible Politics

e. Afrocentricity

f. Chattel Slavery

g. Nathan Hare

h. San Francisco State University (site of first Black Studies Program)

i. Internalized Racism

j. Stereotype Threat

k. Double Consciousness

l. The Problem of Color Line

m. Plessy v. Ferguson

n. The Washington and Du Bois debate

o. Washingtonian Politics of Deference

p. The Atlanta Compromise

CHAD 210 Term Paper Assignment

Possible Books for Term Paper:

Bellini, A. (2013). Anelisse: A true story of child abuse. Monarch Publishing House. Pemberton, S. (2012). A chance in the world: An orphan boy, a mysterious past, and how he found a place called home. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. Peters, J. (2008). The heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again. Harper Element.

Instructions:

1. The general goal for this term paper is for you to learn to apply concepts from the field of child abuse and neglect to a particular case. This is not a book report, in which you review what happened. It is your job to critically examine what is reported in the book in terms of the material you learn about during the semester.

2. Select one from the above list of books to read. They are all available through www.amazon.com, and almost all are available in paperback. You should get the book and begin reading it immediately, to get an overall sense of the account. It is likely that you will have to reread the book as you learn more about the field of child abuse and neglect and begin to apply concepts you have learned to this particular account.

3. You are expected to read at least three additional scholarly articles (from peer-reviewed journals, not from newspapers or magazines), in addition to the assigned readings for this course, in order to complete this paper.

4. You will use these outside readings, as well as your required reading and notes from class discussions, to complete the sections of the paper discussed below. You may choose to focus your outside research (scholarly articles) on one or more of the following:

a. causes/risk factors for the type of maltreatment you are reading about

b. the effects of such maltreatment

c. interventions for such maltreatment

5. Your paper will consist of three main sections: introduction and characteristics of maltreatment; impact of maltreatment; and, opportunities for intervention.

6. This first section focuses on introducing the maltreatment described in the book and the characteristics of maltreatment. This section should include the following information:

a. Full book citation (author, name of book, publisher, date of publication) in APA-style. See APA formatting resources in the Modules in CHAD 210 on Canvas.

b. Identification of the writer as the child victim, a therapist, or someone to whom the story was told.

c. Identification of the child: sex, ages covered in the book, cultural group, socioeconomic status, family constellation (e.g., mother, grandparents, 3 children), living circumstances covered in the book.

d. Characteristics of Maltreatment:

i. Identify the types of maltreatment described in the book (neglect, physical, sexual, psychological). Give specific examples.

ii. Discuss the role of family and community risk factors that played a role in the child maltreatment.

e. Your discussion should include references to the journal articles that you have found, as well as to the required readings.

7. The second section of your paper focuses on the impact of maltreatment and should include the following information:

a. Impact of Maltreatment. Discuss the impact that the maltreatment had on the child. Think about the way the child behaved and thought. Think about symptoms the child reports or that you identify based on what the book describes.

b. Discuss the cycle of violence and resilience. Is this child likely to go on to maltreat children or not? Is this child likely to have long-term problems in adulthood? What factors can you identify that are likely to lead down one road or the other? Be sure to examine evidence of strengths in the child, in the family, and in the environment that might be the bases of resiliency.

c. Your discussion should include references to the journal articles that you have found, as well as to the required readings.

8. The third section of your paper focuses on the opportunities for intervention. In the final section, you will discuss:

a. Opportunities for Intervention. Discuss whether there were opportunities for helping people to become involved that were never taken or opportunities for helping people to become involved earlier than they did if they eventually became involved. Discuss why those opportunities were lost. Were there mandated reporters who failed to report? If so, why do you think they did not do this? If helpers eventually became involved, discuss what factors seem to have been present that made those helpers available and made them act.

b. Your discussion should include references to the journal articles that you have found, as well as to the required readings.

9. Your final paper should be 7 – 8 pages in length.

10. See “Term Paper Outline” for a detailed template of this paper.

Grading of Final Paper (100 points):

1. Organization: 5

2. Spelling and Grammar: 10

3. Use of Appropriate Outside Reading: 10

4. Following APA-Style in References and Citations: 10

5. Identification/Discussion of Characteristics of Maltreatment: 25

6. Identification/Discussion of Impact of Maltreatment: 25

7. Identification/Discussion of Opportunities for Intervention: 15

MGT 4370 Compensation Structure Exercise

1. Using the O-Net database write down the 5 essential Knowledge areasSkills, and Abilities for the following occupations: 1) Accountant, 2) Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerk and 3) Treasurers and Controllers (3 very commonly used benchmark jobs for designing a compensation structure for the financial area of a company). Note there will be significant overlap between the 3 occupations, so you should have significantly fewer than 15 factors in each KSA dataset.

2. Continuing with the O-Net database find the average of the occupation’s Importance and Level score for each of the Knowledge areas, Skills, and Abilities on your list from #1.

3. Using the following information calculate the Job Evaluation score for each occupation.

The company wishes to give a bonus 200 points to jobs where the bachelor’s degree is the most common education level and a bonus 400 points to jobs where the master’s degree is the most common education level. They also want to use a weighted system with a 20% bonus for the following compensable factors:

Economics and Accounting Knowledge

Administration and Management Knowledge

Critical Thinking

Judgement and Decision Making

Complex Problem Solving

Mathematical Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning

Inductive Reasoning

4. The company wishes to use a low-cost strategy and lag the market by setting internal mid-point salaries at the 40th percentile level when compared to market data using the East-Central Illinois compensation survey data. Using the information from the O-Net determine the company’s salary mid-point for the three occupations.

5. The company also wants to have a salary spread of +/- 15% from the midpoint for each occupation to recognize the work of individual employee’s in the occupation. Determine the salary range for each occupation.

6. Prepare a graphical chart with the market and company pay line, salary ranges, and job evaluation scores for each occupation. This should look similar the chart we went over in class and in your text.

7. How and when might you use linear regression in setting up a compensation structure?

8. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Please note there may be a brief open-note quiz over the data you’ve obtained/calculated.

telecommuters’ lifestyles

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
  1. Describe the impact of telecommuting on energy conservation, IT operational costs, “green computing”, and shifts in telecommuters’ lifestyles (e.g., parents, disability, etc.).
  2. Describe how the business infrastructure should be designed so that employees will be able to continue to perform business functions in the event of a disaster (i.e., storm, hurricane, or earthquake) that destroys or makes it impossible to access the buildings. 
  3. Determine four (4) advantages and four (4) disadvantages of telecommuting from an IT manager’s point of view. Elaborate on each advantage and disadvantage.
  4. Examine the effect of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to the IT infrastructure with regard to security, IT support, knowledge, and data management, green computing, and telecommuting.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 
 
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
 
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Demonstrate and plan for the integration of emerging technologies.
  • Describe and evaluate the core concepts of data and information architecture.
  • Design plans for business continuity.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture.
  • Write clearly and concisely about enterprise architecture topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Claims to Environmental Friendliness

WK 6 – DQ 1

 

Claims to   Environmental Friendliness

After reading “The ‘six sins of greenwashing’: A study of environmental claims in North American markets (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.,” discuss the tension between business’s interests in maximizing profits and the public’s interest in receiving complete, truthful, and non-misleading information about products that they purchase. From a business perspective, what are the dangers of greenwashing? If you were a marketing executive, would you have a policy against greenwashing? Why or why not?

WK 6 – DQ 2

 

Environmental Statutes

Visit the Small Business Administration’s “Environmental Regulations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” page and visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s “Laws & Regulations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” page.

Identify one environmental law that is relevant to your past, current, or future employer. Apply that law to a business situation created by that employer. How does (or did) that employer maintain compliance with that statute?  Do you believe that environmental regulations help or hinder business? Why, or why not?