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Describe whether man is innately good or innately evil, or maybe somewhere in between.

For this assignment you are expected to write a 2/3 page paper in response to the following discussion:   


Describe whether man is innately good or innately evil, or maybe somewhere in between. 


Describe the role spiritually or faith/religion plays in your thinking and —-provide examples—- to support your thesis and describe the ethical implications of your answers

Human Resources: The Organization Submission

For this assignment, research a current health care organization of your choice. Use the Internet to find a health care organization that is of interest to you and has a large complex team. You can also use your current workplace. Your submission should be 2,000-3,000 words.


Assume that you work in human resources management and have been tasked with developing a strategic plan to ensure employees are efficiently providing quality services. Develop a Human Resources Organizational Plan using APA format, detailing your strategic plan.


The Human Resources Organizational Plan should contain the following:


  1. A general overview of the organization including the services provided in the community they serve. (1 to 2 paragraphs)
  2. An overview of the human resources strategic planning process specific to the chosen organization. (3 to 4 paragraphs)
  3. An overview of human resources strategies to better engage and empower employees (3 to paragraphs) Provide best practices for developing and promoting the strategic plain within this organization (3 to 5 paragraphs)
  4. Provide best practices for developing and promoting the strategic plain within this organization (3 to 5 paragraphs)


For a resource guide on using the online library to search for references, click here.




Deliverable Length:  2,000 words

Why do managers need to understand and participate in the information systems decisions of their organizations?


Why do managers need to understand and participate in the information systems decisions of their organizations?


Note: Must contain a properly formatted in-text citation and scholarly reference. 


Geodemographic Segmentation: Finding Your People

  •  Discussion 1
  • Geodemographic Segmentation: Finding Your People
  • Geodemographics is a common and effective means to segment potential customers. Leveraging both demographic (e.g., gender, age, income, marital status) and psychographic (e.g., habits, hobbies, spending habits, values) data, households can be classified into segments and the relative attractiveness of these segments for your product or service can be determined.
  • In this interactivity, you’re going to take a geodemographic system (Claritas (Links to an external site.)) and determine which segment best describes you. Then, exploring map data, you’ll assess how common your segment is for where you live and where you could live amongst more people like yourself! Finally, with knowledge of your segment’s profile, you’re going to suggest a promotion for your internship brand targeted specifically to your segment.
  • Guided Response:
  • Visit the Claritas Segment Details page (Links to an external site.) and determine the following:
  • The lifestage group and segment that best matches you
  • How common your segment is where you live
  • Where you could move to find more of “your people”
  • On the top of the page, click on “Zip Code Lookup”. Enter 70380 zip code and hit submit. Review the information including the “Households by income”, “Household Composition”, “Popularity by Age”, and “Popularity by Race & Ethnicity”.
  • To what extent, this information matches you and your household? Discuss details.
  • To what extent, this information matches what you found in the previous section. Discuss details.
  • Create a promotion from your mentor marketer to target your segment.
  • Imagine you’re executing a targeted promotion. Tell us the product or service and deal that you will pitch your segment and justify its appeal.
  • Feel free to package products or services together.
  • Your segment specific targeted promotional offer and rationale.
  • Your response must be at least 300 words and also refer to your textbook.
  • Discussion 2
  •  My name is Keisha
  • Foreign Market Entry Podcast
  • As you are likely aware, your internship brand doesn’t just do business in the U.S. So, in this interactivity, we’re going to research their past entry into a foreign market. But rather than writing about it, we’re going to talk about it — by creating a short podcast.
  • In a 3-5-minute recording,
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Identify your mentor marketer and the relevant market before answering the questions below.
  • Identify a specific country to analyze your brand’s entry into.
  • First, identify the countries your mentor marketer does or did business in. Check out the corporate website or the latest annual report.
  • Then, search your brand in business periodicals such as Forbes in conjunction with country names or terms like “foreign” or “international.” See which markets have been written about and select one.
  • Research your chosen market to answer these questions:
  • When did your mentor marketer enter this foreign market?
  • What specific challenges did entering this market present? (e.g., cultural norms, language barriers, local competition, government regulations, economic conditions, etc.). Identify at least three.
  • What changes were made to the marketing formula in entering this market? What other changes were needed? Cite at least three examples, linking each one to a marketing P. You can repeat Ps more than once.
  • How successful was the entry into this market? Is the brand still in the market?
  • Identify and create proper APA citations for at least three different sources.
  • Try to explore different types of sources (periodicals, videos, annual report, etc.). Check the Forbes archive and other Ashford University resources as needed.
  • As you will be creating a podcast, in-line citations are not required, but you will need to document your sources.
  • Be sure to script or outline for your podcast.
  • A script or outline will help you maintain a flow and ensure that you cover all of the topics you are meant to address.
  • Record your podcast with any recording app you have.
  • Here are some Free options for you:
  • (Links to an external site.)
  • iPhone Recording Feature
  • Android phone Recording Feature.
  • How can I use my iPhone as a voice recorder?
  • Open the “Voice Memos” app located on the iPhone. Tap the red record button to start recording the voice or audio, when finished tap again on the same button to stop recording
  • How do you record your voice on Android phone?
  • Look for a voice recording app on your device. Or,
  • Download a recorder app from the Google Play Store
  • Launch your voice recording app
  • Tap the Record button to start a new recording
  • Point the bottom of your Android phone towards the audio source
  • Tap the Pause button to pause recording
  • If you need help, review a helpful tutorial by visiting: (Links to an external site.)
  • Your podcast must be between 3-5 minutes. Post your recordings or the podcast link and APA formatted sources to forum below.

Service Marketing Report

Service Marketing Report


Individually, students will read 6 journal /academically reviewed research articles within the last 10 years that pertain to marketing a service (as opposed to a product). 

Students will then write a 6 page report synthesizing/summarizing those 6 articles (note these 6 pages do not include your title and reference pages).


Please note the following criteria from the syllabus regarding assignment submissions:


1.  Follows specific guidelines for each assignment with regards to content and length

2.  Prompt submission per due date and time

3.  Use size 12 font and full APA format (as with in-text citations and references)

4.  Professional in appearance (structure, punctuation, grammar)

6.  Title page which includes course number and name, student name, date of term

7.  Uploaded to appropriate Moodle course site (no emailed assignments will be accepted)


How can you avoid presenting a negative model?

 Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your peers’ posts with suggestions for additional strategies to avoid unethical behavior. 












How can you avoid presenting a negative model? 


One way that I can avoid presenting a negative model to my students is to treat everyone the same.  I need to make sure I do not play favorites to one student over another.  I also need to find a way t relate to my students in a positive manner.  It is important that I have a good attitude when entering the classroom.  I need to be honest with my students and if I make promises it is important that I keep them in order to earn their trust.  i will also make sure that I am prepared for teaching each and every day so that my students see how much I take teaching seriously.


How will you make sure you are making ethical decisions in preparing and conducting courses?


One way I can make sure that I am making ethical decisions is to treat all of my students in the same way.  If one students asks for a chance to retake a test or quiz and I allow it, then I need to make sure that option is available to everyone and not just that one student.  It is important that my students see that i do not treat some students differently than others.  I will also make sure that I never accept bribes in order to provide a student with a good grade.    


What strategies will you use to avoid unethical behavior toward students?


I will treat each and every student with respect.  I will not engage in favoritism with any of my students.  I will listen to what my students have to tell me, and keep that information confidential.  If I see a student who is cheating I will address it with the student right away so my students understand that this is something that will not be tolerated.  I will provide my students with a syllabus that outlines rules and expectations of the course.  I will also make sure to address any kind of harassment or discrimination issues in my classroom right away in order to provide a safe and respectful classroom.

Quantitative Research

Write a critical appraisal that demonstrates comprehension of two quantitative research studies. Use the “Research Critique Guidelines – Part II” document to organize your essay. Successful completion of this assignment requires that you provide a rationale, include examples, and reference content from the study in your responses.


Use the practice problem and two quantitative, peer-reviewed research articles you identified in the Topic 1 assignment to complete this assignment.


In a 1,000–1,250 word essay, summarize two quantitative studies, explain the ways in which the findings might be used in nursing practice, and address ethical considerations associated with the conduct of the study.


Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

Describe a moral dilemma; then describe how an individual might reason at each stage of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development.

Discussion 1






II. Respond to the following three questions:


1.  Describe a moral dilemma; then describe how an individual might reason at each stage of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development. You should create your own hypothetical moral dilemma and carry it through the three levels and six stages of Kohlberg’s theory (label each level and each stage).


2.  Debate the following viewpoint, giving the pros and cons: To establish their identity, adolescents need to separate themselves from their parents so that they can discover who they are, other than being their parent’s children. If parents are very strict and controlling, children must give so much energy to establishing the separation that they don’t have the time and effort to give to defining their identity. For this reason, parents and teachers of adolescents would be more helpful if they were lenient with teenagers.


3.  According to Piaget, around the ages of 10 or 12, students are more capable of conscientiously using and following rules.  How would you use this information if you taught 10-12-year-old children and wanted to use a class meeting to allow children of this age to set the classroom rules and expectations?  How might involving the students in creating the rules be beneficial and problematic?




Discussion 2:




II.  Respond to the following two questions:


1. A Hmmm…. question:   Go to the following URL– and find the podcast, “Smarty Plants.”  To avoid listening to ads, go to the 14” mark and begin listening to the three studies on plants and intelligence.  Considering what you have read about classical and operant conditioning, behavioral learning, and memory, give your thoughts regarding the experiments on plants, particularly the last one.  What do these experiments make you think about relative to intelligence?  …shaping of behavior?   …memory?


2. Much has been said about violence in the media and its effect on children and adolescents. According to Bandura’s social learning theory, can humans learn to be violent by watching violence? Explain.




Discussion 3:






II.  Respond to the following two questions:


  1. What are the best learning strategies to activate prior knowledge before introducing new information to students? Why is it so important to call up prior information before new information is presented? How do teachers accommodate students with limited prior knowledge on a subject?
  2. Because low-achieving students ask fewer and more inappropriate questions than other students do, teachers avoid calling on them. What are the implications of such a finding?  How can a teacher help low-achieving students engage in the question-asking process?

Describe the goals and objectives of the project.

This assignment consists of three (4) sections: a written project plan, revised business requirements document, project plan PowerPoint presentation, and a finalized project plan. You must submit the four (4) sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.


While taking all business and project parameters into consideration, make quality assumptions to support the following requirements.


Section 1: Written Project Plan


You are now in the final stage of the project plan development. All previous documentation should be combined into one document that will serve as the statement of work for the project. Your goal is to have the project approved by the executive team. The project plan should be very detailed, which is designed to accomplish the monumental task of implementation; however, the executive team is only interested in a 30-minute summation. Therefore, you also must create a compelling executive summary that is supported by your detail that convinces the executive team that they should move forward with your solution.


  1. Develop a thirty to forty (30-40) page project plan in which you:


  • Write a five to ten (5-10) page executive summary that provides a high-level technical overview of your project in which you:
    • Describe the scope of the project and control measures.
    • Describe the goals and objectives of the project.
    • Include a high-level overview of all project deliverables.
    • Give a detailed, realistically estimated cost analysis of the entire project, including human capital.
    • Relate the value of the project plan solution to the competitive advantage that information technology will afford your organization.
    • Recommend solution providers who can assist with development and implementation.
  • Combine all previous documentation for Project Deliverables 1-5 in which you:Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
    • Provide all aspects of the information technology implementation into the project plan.
    • Revise the documentation based on feedback from the earlier evaluation of your deliverable.


Section 1 of this assignment must follow these formatting requirements:


  • This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow SWS 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.
  • Include charts or diagrams created in MS Visio or Dia as an appendix of the project plan. All references to these diagrams must be included in the body of the project plan.                              


Section 2: Revised Business Requirements Document


  1. Document all revisions made to the written project plan in the Document Control section of the business requirements document from Project Deliverable 2: Business Requirement. Note: This documentation must outline the revisions made to the previous deliverables required in Section 1: Written Project Plan.


Section 3: Project Plan PowerPoint Presentation


Additional to your detailed executive summary you must present your findings to the executive team and the venture capital group that along with the executive summary will convince the group that your solution is optimal.


  1. Create a ten to fifteen (10-15) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:


  • Illustrate the concepts from your executive summary in Section 1 of this assignment.
  • Create bulleted speaking notes for your presentation to the executive board in the Notes section of the PowerPoint. Note: You may create or assume any fictitious names, data, or scenarios that have not been established in this assignment for a realistic flow of communication.
  • Use a professional technically written style to graphically convey the information.


Section 4: Finalized Project Plan


Use Microsoft project to:


  1. Finalize your project plan from Project Deliverable 5: Infrastructure and Security to include all necessary changes in assumptions, tasks, and / or subtasks.


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:


  • Develop information systems-related activities to maximize the business value within and outside the organization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of existing and emerging information technologies, the functions of IS, and its impact on the organizational operations.
  • Evaluate the issues and challenges associated with information systems integration.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in information systems.
  • Write clearly and concisely about strategic issues and practices in the information systems domain using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions

Teaching Thinking

 Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your peers’ posts by asking questions that require critical thought and meaningful analysis about the strategies they have selected. 






How can you kindle that fire? 

I think  that a student’s fire can be kindled by providing them the necessary tools to learn, but also allowing them the opportunity to use creativity and critical thinking skills to foster their learning.  I also think people learn better by doing, so allowing them to actually work on real life problems allows them to obtain knowledge and skills that they would not ordinarily have obtained otherwise.   

 What strategies are most useful for facilitating students learning how to think more effectively in college?

One of the most useful strategies in facilitating student learning in college is instilling confidence in students.  According to McKeachie & Svinicki (2014), ” Strategic learners are diligent and resourceful in pursuit of a learning goal and do not give up easily, even in the face of difficulty. They understand that learning and studying are active processes largely under their own control (p.21).  By instilling the belief that students can accomplish their goals if they continue to try makes them unstoppable.  Once a students has the confidence they need they will continue to go after what they want.  Another strategy to help students to think more effectively is helping them set goals.  Students who have goals tend to work hard in order to achieve them.   According to McKeachie & Svinicki (2014), ” However, with goal ownership comes responsibility. Students need to learn how to set, analyze, and use goals and how to respond to goal achievement and failure” (p.21).  If students set goals they have something to work towards, and if they are not able to accomplish their goals they also learn how to deal with analyzing and reestablishing them.  Another strategy is increasing the student’s self-awareness.  Students who set goals tend to reevaluate them ever so often which helps them keep things in perspective.  If students are aware of what they can and cannot accomplish it gives them something to work towards.  Another strategy teachers can use is to not only teach students about content, but also how to analyze that content.  According to Mckeachie & Svinicki (2014), “Different instructional means may result in students having the same amount of knowledge but not the same organization and understanding needed for different applications using this new knowledge” (p.21).  Students need to understand what to do with the knowledge they acquire if they want to be successful. 

Provide examples of instruction that incorporate those strategies

One way to instill confidence would be to provide feedback to my students in a way that is helpful and encouraging, but still gives them something to work towards.  Feedback should always be presented in a positive manner in order to help the student get better, but also bring their confidence up.  Also, teaching students who to use new technologies can also help being their confidence up as well as promote creativity.  Providing students with self-assessments can help them establish their educational goals.  A syllabus that outlines the goals of the class can also be a helpful tool for students to use when setting their goals because it gives them an overview of the course expectations.  The teacher can also help with this by reminding students of what the goals are with a specific project or paper.  According to Mckeachie & Svinicki (2014), “Even simply reminding students that the goal of the exercises or projects you assign to them is to gain mastery of the content will help support effective self-evaluation” (p.21).  Students just need to be reminded every so often of what the goals are in order to keep the information pertinent.  Another strategy that can help students with analyzing content is helping them with the meaning and terminology of words.  The more students understand the more they learn.  Providing samples of other student’s work from past years that were successful in the course also helps students to understand what is need to obtain a good grade. 



McKeachie, W. J. & Svinicki, M. (2014). Mckeachie’s teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers (14th ed.). Retrieved from

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