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Suppose you are a human resource professional helping to improve the performance management system…

Suppose you are a human resource professional helping to improve the performance management system of a company that sells and services office equipment. The company operates a call center that takes calls from customers who are having problems with their equipment. Call center employees are supposed to verify the problem is not one the customer can easily handle (for example, equipment that will not operate because it has come unplugged). Then, if the problem is not resolved over the phone, the employees arrange for service technicians to visit the customer. The company can charge the customer only if a service technician visits, so performance management of the call center employees focuses on productivity how quickly they can complete a call and move on to the next caller. To measure this performance efficiently and accurately, the company uses electronic monitoring.

1, How would you expect the employees to react to the electronic monitoring? How might the organization address the employees concerns? (25 points, 1 page, double space)

2. Besides productivity in terms of number of calls, what other performance measures should the performance management system include? (25 points, 1 page, double space)

3. How should the organization gather information about the other performance measures? (25 points, 1 page, double space)

Use the readings and resources provided in our online lecture, book, and reputable sources found on the Internet to support your viewpoints. Be sure to use your own voice in your answers. Simple copy and pastes will not be accepted. Be sure to site all sources referenced by using APA guidelines.

Chinese shamanism and Technoshamansim

Now write your paper. Introduce your topic and thesis. Consistently and carefully develop your thesis with supporting evidence gathered in your research. Present your conclusions. The paper should be 2500 words not including your title page, revised abstract, illustrations or bibliography). It should use 1 margins, 11 pt. Times New Roman or Calibri, and have numbered pages. Attach the Paper Evaluation Criteria form (p. 6 of this guide) to the end of your paper.

Use complete, grammatically-correct sentences. Make sure to proof-read your work for content, grammar, and spelling (or have a friend read it).

Include relevant illustrations. Number these (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). You must cite the source of the illustration(s) as you would textual sources. Put the illustrations at the end of your paper, not interspersed throughout the body of the paper. Please identify the artist and title and date of the work.

Provide a complete bibliography. Only sources cited in the paper are to be included in the final bibliography. Review #3 under the Paper Proposal (above). See the Style Sheet on the next page for the bibliography format.

Evaluation criteria: You will be evaluated on the quality & depth of your research (be thorough — make sure you have carefully & thoughtfully integrated the required minimum sources into your paper); the development and consistent support of your thesis; the accuracy & organization of your evidence; the clarity of your writing; & the effort you put into this project. See p. 6 of this guide.

Style Sheet:

Bibliography: The items in your bibliography should be listed alphabetically, by authors last name. Do not number your citations.
Use the author-date system of citations. For information beyond this summary, see The Chicago Manual of Style, <http://www.press.uchicago.edu/misc/chicago/cmosfaq/tools.html>. If you find contradictions between style sources, this sheet takes precedence.
Foreign terms/words: Italicize or underline foreign words or abbreviations, unless they are regularly used in English. For example: ad infinitum, pro bono, bona fide. But not: tapa, etc., ikat, champagne, ibid., caf.
Citations. Authors names and dates of publication are to be given in the text of your paper, usually in parentheses, and keyed to the sources listed on your Works Cited page, which is placed at the end of your paper (see below). The basic reference in the author-date system consists of the last name of an author and the year of publication of the work, with no punctuation between them: (Jones 1996). Specific page numbers are cited as follows: (Jones 1996: 3-15). When the reference is to both volume and page of the authors work, a colon will distinguish between the two: (Jones 1985, 2: 50).
For works of multiple authorship use names for two or three authors: e.g., (Jones and Smith 2004: 254-268) or (Jones, Smith, and White 1988: 14). For more than three authors use the name of the first followed by et al.. Thus, for a book by Barnum, Collins, Forrest, and White: (Barnum et al. 2000: 79).
If the author is named in your paper, the citation may exclude her or his name: Smith argues that the sky is blue (1997: 8).
For repeated citations in the same paragraph, provide a complete citation at the first usage and then use ibid. (from Latin ibidem, in the same place) + the page number(s) in all following citations: Fred Collins argues that grass is green (2009: 56). Later he suggests that frogs are also green (ibid.: 92). He then goes on to name many objects which are normally identified with particular colors (ibid.: 92-110). Placement of citations. Parenthetical citations are placed in the text of your paper, usually at the ends of sentences (as above) and before the closing punctuation (i.e., comma, period). Substantive Notes. When more than a simple source citation is called for, an endnote
will solve the problem. Endnotes should be used sparingly, however. When used, notes should be numbered consecutively, beginning with 1. Note numbers in the text are in superscript and are placed at the end of the relevant sentence after all punctuation marks. The notes themselves are placed in a section entitled Endnotes and located following the text, but preceding the Works Cited page and any illustrations or figures.
Bibliography. The list of works cited is placed after the text of the paper and any endnotes, but before the illustrations or figures. The list is arranged alphabetically and bears the title Works Cited. Arrange references alphabetically by authors last names. The dates of publication are placed immediately after the authors names. Titles of books and journals appear in italics; titles of articles and book chapters appear in quotation marks. Single-space individual references; double-space between references. Refer to the following examples: Single-authored book: Smith, Julia. 2003. Book Title. City: Publisher. Multiple-authored book: Hall, David, and Ann Smith. 1995. Book Title. City: Publisher. Edited Book: Fowler, Carol, ed. 2005. Book Title. City:
Publisher. Translated Book: Smith, Julia. 2003. Book Title. Trans. John Deer. City: Publisher. Book Chapter: McKeon, Richard. 1947. Chapter Title. In Book Title, ed. Tessa Turtle, 33-51. City: Publisher . Journal Article: West, Donna. 1996. Article Title. Journal Title 8(3): 3-44. [volume # (issue #): pages of the article] Webpage: Authors or organizations name, <URL>, date accessed.

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You will write a minimum seven-page paper that includes the title page, the abstract, at least four full pages of body (which is the actual literature review), and the reference list.  Your topic must be approved by this professor prior to beginning writing your literature review.

Your paper must comply with APA guidelines.  The literature review must be typed, double-spaced, in 11-point Arial font , with 1.0″ margins, and pages numbered properly. In addition, you must use one direct quote no longer than 20 words that is cited correctly.

The Malaise of Modernity by Charles Taylor (Author)

In Malaise of Modernity, Charles Taylor focuses on the key modern concept of self-fulfillment, often attacked as the central support of what Christopher Lasch has called the culture of narcissism. To Taylor, self-fulfillment, although often expressed in self-centered ways, isn’t necessarily a rejection of traditional values and social commitment; it also reflects something authentic and valuable in modern culture. Only by distinguishing what is good in this modern striving from what is socially and politically dangerous, Taylor says, can our age be made to deliver its promise.

I need to write this book review and relate it to the rise of modernity in a political standpoint.

Please mention the work of at least two of these theorist and their major arguments about modernity:

Locke
Burke
Marx
Weber
De Beauvoir

It needs to be a critical book review. Please refer attached file for extra details.

Individual: Authoritative Sources & Links Narrative Assignment 2 of 2

second assignment
For the second of these assignments: Each student shall find two proper APA Style references for two (2) External Authoritative Sources (defined below), discussing laws, codes and/or other sources governing gifts by pharmaceutical representatives to doctors and provide a brief paragraph narrative (one paragraph for each of the required two (2) external authoritative sources) incorporating proper APA in-text citations and reference for each source, as well as, a link for each source which leads to the full article referenced is required immediately following each reference.

Authoritative example of the first assignment

Taking into account the assumptions of the normalisation thesis and your own observations of life at university and beyond, is illicit recreational drug use normal (mainstream) or deviant (marginal) among young people in the United Kingdom today?

Taking into account the assumptions of the normalisation thesis and your own observations
of life at university and beyond, is illicit recreational drug use normal (mainstream) or deviant
(marginal) among young people in the United Kingdom today?  Question to answer
1200 words written text

– Pay close attention to the structure and flow of ideas in your plan; you need an
introduction stating your argument i.e. answer to the essay question, a main body
where you develop your analysis (identify relevant theories/concepts; discuss
examples and relevant facts to illustrate your points) and a conclusions paragraph to
summarise the key-findings in your analysis;
– Read widely around your chosen topics and read primarily academic literature the
essential and recommended reading lists in the module guide are a good starting
point for this;
– Focus on original arguments, ideas and examples that have not been necessarily
been covered in the lectures; aim to project deep comprehension and critical thinking
around the chosen question and topic, in your writing.
– You are in principle allowed to be roughly around 100 words above or under the word
limit but try to aim for precision.
– While there is no specific rule around the number of references you are expected to
use (you can write an excellent essay with 3-5 items in your bibliography and a poor
one with 50), a general orientative figure might be 10 citations/references used per
each 1,000 written words in an assignment.

Must be based on this reading:
The normalisation thesis 20 years later in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
Article  by Amy Eloise Pennay; Fiona Catherine Measham  2016 

These below would help a lot

Key concepts in drugs and society
Book  by Ross Coomber; Karen McElrath; Fiona Measham; Karenza Moore  2013 

Read chapter 1 (‘What is a drug/medicine?’), chapter 2 (‘Prevalence and trends in illicit drug use’) and chapter 3 (‘Why do people take drugs?’)

Drugs, intoxication, and society
Book  by Angus Bancroft  2009
Google Books Logo
See chapter 1, ‘Defining drugs in society’

European drug report: trends and developments
Document  by EMCDDA  2019 

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Legislation  Recommended

Drugs misuse: findings from the 2018/2019 Crime Survey from England and Wales
Document  by Home Office  2019  Recommended

The legacy of normalisation: The role of classical and contemporary criminological theory in understanding young people’s drug use in International Journal of Drug Policy
Article  by Fiona Measham; Michael Shiner  2009  Recommended

Drugs– without the hot air: minimising the harms of legal and illegal drugs
Book  by David J. Nutt  2012  Recommended

Illegal leisure: the normalization of adolescent recreational drug use
Book  by Howard J. Parker; Judith Aldridge; Fiona Measham  1998  Recommended
Google Books Logo

The Normalization of Sensible Recreational Drug Use in Sociology
Article  by Howard Parker; Lisa Williams; Judith Aldridge  2002  Recommended
Why we take drugs: seeking excess and communion in the modern world
Book  by Tom Yardley  2014  Recommended
See chapter 1 ‘Introduction’, Chapter 2 ‘Sacrificing the rational body; the transgressive economy of intoxication’ and Chapter 7 ‘Intoxication liminality and community formation’

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Webpage

DrugWise
Website

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Website

Drug misuse: findings from the 2018 to 2019 CSEW
Website

TalkingDrugs | Drug Information, Issues, Stories & News
Website

Transform Drug Policy Foundation
Website

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Website

Volteface
Webpage

Pleasure, Freedom and Drugs in Sociology
Article  by Pat OMalley; Mariana Valverde  2004  Essential

Drugs, intoxication, and society
Book  by Angus Bancroft  2009  Recommended
Google Books Logo
See chapter 2, ‘Drugs and alcohol in historic perspective’

Unfair by Design: The War on Drugs Race, and the Legitimacy of the Criminal Justice System. in Social Research
Article  by Lawrence D Bobo; Victor Thompson  2006  Recommended

The war on drugs – a war on drug users? in Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
Article  by Julian Buchanan; Lee Young  2000  Recommended

Drug policy under New Labour 1997-2010: Prolonging the war on drugs in Probation Journal
Article  by Julian Buchanan  2010  Recommended

Key concepts in drugs and society
Book  by Ross Coomber; Karen McElrath; Fiona Measham; Karenza Moore  2013  Recommended
See chapter 4, ‘Addiction’

Any topic (writer’s choice)

VIEW segments of VINCENT WHO? Preceded by A 3-minute piece, Who Is Vincent Chin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWVvInj88Jo

VINCENT WHO?

Chapter 3 A Milestone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWZhxya3RlY {4.30 min.}

Chapter 4 Asian American

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcjoZmSoSsA  {5 min.}

Chapter 6 A Threat To Justice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D7t2XGdBlQ  {5 min.}

READ the article, Teaching Who Killed Vincent Chin? which features 6 student responses to the film.

Teaching WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? Jean Wu.pdfPreview the document

ANSWER:

Who is Vincent Chin?
Why is this case significant ~ still, 35 years later?
CONSIDER the 2 attached slides, one with questions about Who Killed Vincent Chin? and the other with information about the Chinese Exclusion Act and Executive Order 9066.  2 Discriminatory Acts.pdfPreview the document

NOTE the following points about the model minority from our upcoming readings and how they relate to both WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? as well as BETTER LUCK TOMORROW:

The notion of model minority emerged in the 1960s, during the rise of the Civil Rights Movement which was led by African American citizens.
This construction of the model minority was based on the political silence of Asian America, and had less to do with the actual success of Asian Americans than to the perceived failure of African Americans to assimilate.
In other words, the ideological function of the model minority myth is to compliment Asian Americans at the expense of Black Americans, to encourage their political silence as model rather than resisting discrimination or fighting for civil rights or defying ones expected position in the social-racial hierarchy.
WATCH Evan Leongs BLT GENESIS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT2LsWsw0bU

Starting at 13.00 (you are welcome to watch the whole short film) about 20 minutes, plus the trailer for BETTER LUCK TOMORROW with the tagline: Never Underestimate an Overachiever

ANSWER:

Why is the film, BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, considered controversial?
What is one thing you learned about the Sundance Film Festival in BLT GENESIS, which follows the indie film on its road to Park City?
Please let me know if you have any questions, I look forward to seeing and discussing the films with you.

Geography

Based on Chapter 1 reading and lecture, answer the following questions based on the image of Earth at the beginning of the chapter (p. 2).

1) Which of the Earth’s environmental spheres are evident in the image?  For each sphere identified, you must include specific examples from the image.  In other words, just stating hydrosphere, for example, is not enough.  What evidence is there that suggests the hydrosphere is present in this image?
2) Based on the circle of illumination, is it late afternoon or early morning in Spain?
3) What might cause the different colors of the ocean areas AND the colors of the land areas?
4) What relationship might exist between the color of land surfaces and the presence or absence of cloud cover?
Each question must be included with its corresponding answer. 

After reading Chapter 1 and watching the narrated lecture, discuss why physical geography is considered a science.  Your initial post must be in your own words and at least 5 sentences; free of spelling and grammar errors.

Any topic (writer’s choice)

VIEW segments of VINCENT WHO? Preceded by A 3-minute piece, Who Is Vincent Chin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWVvInj88Jo

VINCENT WHO?

Chapter 3 A Milestone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWZhxya3RlY {4.30 min.}

Chapter 4 Asian American

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcjoZmSoSsA  {5 min.}

Chapter 6 A Threat To Justice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D7t2XGdBlQ  {5 min.}

READ the article, Teaching Who Killed Vincent Chin? which features 6 student responses to the film.

Teaching WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? Jean Wu.pdf  Preview the document

ANSWER:

Who is Vincent Chin?
Why is this case significant ~ still, 35 years later?
CONSIDER the 2 attached slides, one with questions about Who Killed Vincent Chin? and the other with information about the Chinese Exclusion Act and Executive Order 9066.  2 Discriminatory Acts.pdfPreview the document

NOTE the following points about the model minority from our upcoming readings and how they relate to both WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? as well as BETTER LUCK TOMORROW:

The notion of model minority emerged in the 1960s, during the rise of the Civil Rights Movement which was led by African American citizens.
This construction of the model minority was based on the political silence of Asian America, and had less to do with the actual success of Asian Americans than to the perceived failure of African Americans to assimilate.
In other words, the ideological function of the model minority myth is to compliment Asian Americans at the expense of Black Americans, to encourage their political silence as model rather than resisting discrimination or fighting for civil rights or defying ones expected position in the social-racial hierarchy.
WATCH Evan Leongs BLT GENESIS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT2LsWsw0bU

Starting at 13.00 (you are welcome to watch the whole short film) about 20 minutes, plus the trailer for BETTER LUCK TOMORROW with the tagline: Never Underestimate an Overachiever

ANSWER:

Why is the film, BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, considered controversial?
What is one thing you learned about the Sundance Film Festival in BLT GENESIS, which follows the indie film on its road to Park City?
Please let me know if you have any questions, I look forward to seeing and discussing the films with you.

Sincerely, Professor Kim

Exploring pragmatic issues in the evaluation process

The Central Mothers Program is a parenting program for young, unmarried mothers.  The program seeks to provide young, unmarried mothers with the necessary knowledge to effectively and successfully parent (interact, communicate, discipline) their children.  The program focuses on teaching the young women about child development, appropriate parenting styles and parenting skills, and assists the women with access to community resources and support.  Currently, there are 300 women participating in the program between the ages of 18 24. The women participate in weekly group sessions with a licensed counselor.  Each group consists of 15 women. During the group sessions, the women work on building their knowledge of parenting styles, child development, and developing appropriate parenting skills, by apply the information to various real life scenarios. The women also discuss issues like budgeting, housekeeping, and childcare. Several different groups meet during the week. One of the counselors at Central has approached the director about adding another component to the program. The counselor would like to add individual counseling sessions with some of the women (not all) to work on developing stress management techniques for single mothers. The counselor plans to select 25 women to participate in the weekly individual counseling sessions over 16 weeks.  The counselor believes this will facilitate the attainment of the goals and objectives of the program.

For this project, students will develop a plan to evaluate both the group and individual program components of the Central Mothers Program. Students should develop a mission statement for the program and identify the goals and objectives of the program.  Students should select the most feasible research design to evaluate the effectiveness of the group sessions and the individual sessions being added to the program. There should be an identification and discussion of how client success/progress will be measured and how the information from an outcome evaluation could be used to inform program administrators and program director.  Students should identify and discuss the ethical concerns for the evaluations and identify and discuss two threats to validity.  Use of the NOHS Code of Ethics as well as the relationship to Saint Leos core values of Integrity and Community are required.

The project should be typed, doubled spaced, use APA formatted references to support the information presented (in-text citations and fully formatted reference page). Use of the text and 3 outside scholarly resources is required. 

Please use the Project 3: Outcome Evaluation Grading Rubric. This is mandatory!!!!

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