Exercising Strategy

Review the “Exercising Strategy” exercise about Zappos on pages 57-58 of the text as well as the following web resources:

• Making Sense of Zappos and Holacracy

• Here’s What Happened to Zappos’ HR Boss When the Company Got Rid of Managers and Her Job Became Obsolete

Utilizing the material from Chapter 8 of the text (as well outside research you conduct), evaluate Zappos’ approach to performance management from a case study approach. Identify any problems or issues with Zappos’ HRM approach and propose different options or solutions.

Using this information, the Assignment Rubric and the additional resources listed below, develop a 3-5 page (not including title and reference pages) APA formatted evaluation.

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Week 2 – Assignment Child Development Observation (Infant)

 

Each and every child is unique and complex. Although children develop at different rates, there are common stages of development that serve as guidelines for what most children can do by a certain age (Groark, McCarthy & Kirk, 2014). Observation is typically used as a tool to gain a better understanding of the stages of development. By observing children’s behavior, you can determine their current stage of development and formulate strategies based on these observations to best support your work. Chapters 4 and 5 of your textbook describe stages of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development in children 0-12 months of age. Use the textbook in addition to the video provided with the instructions for this assignment as resources. This assignment supports your knowledge of child development stages, domains, and milestones, which you will use in your Week Five Final Paper. Instructions Read Chapters 4 and 5 from your textbook and view the Palsdaycare (2010) video below. As you watch the video, take notes about what you observe related to child development. Next, write a paper following the content and written communication expectations outlined below.

There is no narrative or dialogue in this video

Content Expectations/Content Criteria

· Observation Summary (1 point): Summarize your observations from the Palsdaycare (2010) video.

· Developmental Stages and Domains (2 points): Based on your observations, explain the stages and domains of development, including physical and motor development, social-emotional development, self-help development, cognitive development, and language development.

· Typical Development (1.5 points): Discuss any concerns with the typical development that you observed in the infant.

· Development Support Strategies (2.5 points): Based on your observation and your desired professional role, explain how you might support this stage with developmentally appropriate practices. In addition, explain what elements your environment might include.

Written Communication Expectations

· Page Requirement (0.5 point): Two to three pages, excluding the title and reference pages.

· APA Formatting (0.5 point): Use APA 6th edition formatting, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, consistently throughout the assignment.

· Syntax and Mechanics 0(.5 point): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.

· Source Requirement (0.5 point): References the textbook and video resources for the assignment and at least two additional scholarly sources to provide compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the references page need to be used and cited correctly within the body

List of Literary Works.

Assignment Instructions

In this assignment, you will refine that thesis and essay even further and develop your argument. You are required to incorporate your instructor’s feedback in your Final Paper and to take peer feedback into consideration.

In your paper,

  • Create a detailed introduction that contains a thesis that offers a debatable claim based on one of the prompts on the list.
  • Apply critical thought by analyzing the primary source you selected from the approved List of Literary Works. Avoid summary and personal reflection.
  • Develop body paragraphs that contain clear topic sentences and examples that support the argument.
  • Write a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis statement and includes a summary of the key ideas in essay.
  • Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt. Reference the list of literary techniquesPreview the documentView in a new window found in Week Two of the course and discussion forums.
  • Incorporate research from the primary and secondary sources.

Module 3 – SLP The Intent of a Study

Module 3 – SLP

The Intent of a Study

Research questions should link directly to the purpose of a study.  A quantitative study can include several research questions that include measurable variables.  A qualitative study will usually include one central research question and a few sub-questions.

Please select the appropriate articles to review for this assignment based on your concentration.

Higher Education Concentration Students

  1. Kretovics, M. A., Crowe, A. R., & Hyun, E. (2005). A Study of Faculty Perceptions of Summer Compressed Course Teaching. Innovative Higher Education, 30(1), 37-51.
  2. K. Gardner, S., & Blackstone, A. (2013). ‘Putting in your time’: Faculty Experiences in the Process of Promotion to Professor. Innovative Higher Education, 38(5), 411-425.

K12 Concentration Students

  1. Brunetti, G. J. (2001). Why do they teach? A study of job satisfaction among long-term high school teachers. Teacher Education Quarterly, 28(3), 49.
  2. Snyder, C. (2012). Finding the “royal road” to learning to teach: Listening to novice teacher voices in order to improve the effectiveness of teacher education. Teacher Education Quarterly, 39(4), 33-53.

Assignment Instructions

One article utilizes quantitative methodology and one article utilizes qualitative methodology, demonstrate your understanding of the different methodologies by:

  • Correctly identifying the methodology of each article.
  • Locate, summarize, and compare the research questions of each study.
    • Discuss how the research questions link to the study’s purpose and reflect the selected methodology.
  • Discuss the hypothesis (if any) provided in the quantitative study.
    • Discuss why you think a hypothesis statement is not included in qualitative studies.
  • In conclusion, practice writing quantitative and qualitative research questions related to your proposed dissertation topic.  Use the following as a guide:

Example quantitative research questions:

  • How frequently do [participants] [variable] at [research site]?
  • How does [independent variable] relate to [dependent variable]?
  • How do [group 1] compare to [group 2] in terms of the [dependent variable]?

Example qualitative research question:

  • What is the [central phenomenon] for [participants] at [research site]?

SLP Assignment Expectations

Your paper will be assessed on the following criteria:

Assignment-driven Criteria: Demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way.

Critical Thinking/Application to Professional Practice: Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem, and careful consideration of experts or research in the field of educational leadership.  Module content and concepts are thoroughly and thoughtfully analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated. Conclusions are logically presented and applied to professional practice in an exceptional manner.

Scholarly Writing: Demonstrates mastery and proficiency in scholarly written communication at the doctoral level.

Quality of References and Assignment Organization: Demonstrates mastery using relevant and quality sources and uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content from the module readings or other sources to support ideas, convey understanding of the topic and shape the whole work.

Citing Sources: Demonstrates mastery applying APA formatting standards to both in-text citations and the reference list.

Professionalism and Timeliness: Demonstrates excellence in taking responsibility for learning; adhering to course requirement policies and expectations. Assignment submitted on time or collaborated with professor for an approved extension on due date.

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Module 3 – Case The Intent of a Study

Module 3 – Case

The Intent of a Study

Case Assignment

A research article submitted to a peer-reviewed journal should state a clear problem statement and include a conceptual or theoretical framework.  Write a 3- to 5-page paper that addresses the following:

  • How and why the problem statement and conceptual or theoretical framework are important in applied research. (use Module 3 course readings and homepage to guide your discussion)
  • Next select ONE article from the list below:
    • Locate and summarize the problem statement.
    • Locate and summarize the conceptual or theoretical framework.
      • If a conceptual or theoretical framework is not presented, discuss why you feel the author did not include one.
  • Evaluate the problem statement using the following questions as a guide:
    • Is the purpose statement clear and concise?
    • Does the purpose statement include relationships among variables (quantitative) or a central phenomenon (qualitative)?
    • Does the purpose statement identify the participants and site?
    • Does the purpose statement mention a theory?
  • Evaluate the conceptual or theoretical framework using the following questions as a guide:
    • Does the literature review establish the basis for the conceptual or theoretical framework?
    • Is the conceptual or theoretical framework easy to follow and logical?
    • Does the conceptual or theoretical framework contribute to the study in a meaningful way?
  • Provide a brief conclusion that discusses your understanding of the problem statement and conceptual/theoretical framework in relation to a proposed dissertation topic under consideration.

Select ONE article for this assignment:

  1. Reeves, T., & Stich, A. (2011). Tackling Suboptimal Bachelor’s Degree Completion Rates through Training in Self-Regulated Learning (SRL). Innovative Higher Education, 36(1), 3-17.
  2. D’Agostino, M. (2010). Measuring Social Capital as an Outcome of Service Learning. Innovative Higher Education, 35(5), 313-328.
  3. Jin Soo, C., & Neuman, D. (2007). High school students’ Information seeking and use for class projects. Journal Of The American Society For Information Science & Technology, 58(10), 1503-1517
  4. Swanson, E., Solis, M., Ciullo, S., & McKenna, J. W. (2012). Special education teacher’s perceptions and instructional practices in response to intervention implementation. Learning Disability Quarterly, 35 (2), 115-126.
  5. Rodgers, M., Grays, M., Fulcher, K., & Jurich, D. (2013). Improving Academic Program Assessment: A Mixed Methods Study. Innovative Higher Education, 38(5), 383-395.

Assignment Expectations

Your paper will be assessed on the following criteria:

Assignment-driven Criteria: Demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way.

Critical Thinking/Application to Professional Practice: Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem, and careful consideration of experts or research in the field of educational leadership.  Module content and concepts are thoroughly and thoughtfully analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated. Conclusions are logically presented and applied to professional practice in an exceptional manner.

Scholarly Writing: Demonstrates mastery and proficiency in scholarly written communication at the doctoral level.

Quality of References and Assignment Organization: Demonstrates mastery using relevant and quality sources and uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content from the module readings or other sources to support ideas, convey understanding of the topic and shape the whole work.

Citing Sources: Demonstrates mastery applying APA formatting standards to both in-text citations and the reference list.

Professionalism and Timeliness: Demonstrates excellence in taking responsibility for learning; adhering to course requirement policies and expectations. Assignment submitted on time or collaborated with professor for an approved extension on due date.

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CT#6 – Leadership Training Need Identified

For this assignment, imagine yourself a manager within the human  resources department. Make a case for a leadership training program to  address the pitfalls discussed in Comaford’s article, The Value of Valuing Employees, in this module’s required reading.

Write a persuasive business communication to senior management. In  some workplaces a communication of this sort may be sent out as an  email; in other organizations, it may be a paper attachment to an email  or perhaps a document presented in a management meeting.

In the body of your communication, address these three aspects of your topic in 1-2 single-spaced pages.

  • Describe the problem
  • Recommend a solution
  • Provide the expected outcomes

Be aware that this week’s assignment will be the basis for the Portfolio assignment you will submit at the end of the term.

Marginalized Group Career Counseling Essay

Create an outline for the “Marginalized Group Career Counseling Essay”

Include at least four required scholarly references for the paper in your outline.

Refer to “Four Main Components for Effective Outlines,” located on the Purdue OWL website for help in completing your assignment. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/544/01/

For this assignment you will select a marginalized group (veterans, minorities, individuals with disabilities, etc.) and write a paper of 1,750 to 2,100 words that can be used as a resource when working with an individual from the selected group. Use peer-reviewed resources to support your use of a specific career theory as well as interventions with this population. The paper should include the following:

  1. An explanation of who the population is and why it is important for this group to receive career counseling
  2. Statistics on the group (e.g., how large, how many have employment problems, how many utilize career counseling)
  3. Discussion of career counseling theory to be used with the group (e.g., Minnesota theory of work adjustment). Include evidence supporting the use of this theory in the general population as well as within the group. Please note: If none are available, it is important to indicate that as well.
  4. Basic plan for counseling utilizing chosen theory (e.g., interview, use of assessment tools, explanation of theory)
  5. Environmental/personal barriers that may prevent the client from finding work (e.g., disability, substance use history, felony, transportation, limited computer access)
  6. Local resources available to help the client obtain work (e.g., job center, training programs, support groups)
  7. Your conclusion on whether or not this plan is tenable and will work, based on the information listed above.
  8. A minimum of four scholarly references.