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Ethical Principles and Decision-Making

Ethical Principles and Decision-Making

Overview: Ethical reasoning helps differentiate between right-thinking decision-making and actions that are wrong, hurtful, and harmful. In this writing assignment, you will consider your own decision-making processes and evaluate application of those principles to other scenarios. Instructions: Choose one of the following three assignment options for your essay:1. Select a corporate leader in the news who acted legally but immorally, and one who acted illegally but morally. Explain the differences in the actions and behaviors in each of the two examples. What lessons can be learned from the examples? Cite Weiss in your response and incorporate at least one other reference you locate in the Post University library or online source into your essay. Provide a clear introduction, an organized set of paragraphs, and aconclusion.2. Read Case Study 1, “Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC: Wall Street Trading Firm,” and Case Study 3, “Ford’s Pinto Fires: The Retrospective View of Ford’s Field Recall Coordinator.” Compare and contrast the ethical decision making principles applied or violated by Bernie Madoff and Dennis Gioia. Use the table on pages 56-57 to guide your thinking. Prepare your essay incorporating points from Weiss in your response in addition to one other reference source you locate in the Post University library or online source. Provide a clear introduction, organized body paragraphs, and a conclusion.3. Read Case Study 4, “Jerome Kerviel: Rogue Trader or Misguided Employee: What Really Happened at the Societe Generale?” Write an essay in which you first provide a 200-250 word summary of the case study using your own words. Then respond to questions 2, 3, and 5 on page 105. Cite Weiss in your response and incorporate one other reference you locate in the Post University library orBUS340 – Business Ethics Ethical Principles and Decision-Making online source into your essay. Your submission should be written as an essay with an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Do not include the questions in your response. Requirements: A Word document, written in third person with no use of first-person “I.” 2-3 pages, excluding the Title and Reference page.• APA format, including in-text citations for referenced works. Two resources cited, the textbook by Weiss and one additional source. Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write and again after you write.

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survey and data analysis project

survey and data analysis project

The statistics project gives you a chance to apply many of the statistical methods learned in this course to a problem that interests you. This project will also familiarize you with how to use Excel to display your statistical analysis. The project is 15% of your grade. Step 1: Data Collection and Data Entry (30 points): You may obtain data from the internet, or conduct a survey of your own. If you are conducting a survey of your own, you may ask people for responses via your social media. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, please do not collect data in person. You will need data of sample size 30 or more which answers 2 questions that provide quantitative data. Example Questions: Quantitative Question 1: How many Facebook friends do you have? Quantitative Question 2: On average, how many times a day do you check your Facebook newsfeed? Another Example: Quantitative Variable 1: A person’s shoe size (to the half size) Quantitative Variable 2: A person’s height in inches If you are getting data from the internet, site the source. If you are collecting data, specify the method you used for collection. Enter your data into an Excel spreadsheet. To receive the 30 points for this part of the project, you need to: Define the 2 quantitative variables you are collecting data on State the source of your data Include your reason for selecting these variables. Provide the Excel spreadsheet that contains the actual data values Checkpoint: When you have your questions or variables selected, email me what they are for approval. Also, when you have your data, you may send the data to me before starting your analysis so that I can confirm you shouldn’t have any issues analyzing the data. Step 2: Data Analysis for each quantitative variable. For each variable, you will analyze the data by providing graphs and descriptive statistics using Excel. Videos will be provided on how to use Excel for data analysis. Quantitative Variable 1: (25 points)1. For graphs, provide a histogram and a boxplot from Excel. 2. Use the graphs to discuss the shape of the distribution and identify any outliers.3. For statistics, describe the data using at least two different measures of center and two different measures of variation, which can be obtained from Excel. 4. Find the five number summary and determine mathematically if there are any outliers. 5. If there are outliers, calculate their z-scores and discuss what the z-score tells about being an outlier. Quantitative Variable 2: (25 points) 1. For graphs, provide a histogram and a boxplot from Excel. 2. Use the graphs to discuss the shape of the distribution and identify any outliers.3. For statistics, describe the data using at least two different measures of center and two different measures of variation, which can be obtained from Excel. 4. Find the five number summary and determine mathematically if there are any outliers. 5. If there are outliers, calculate their z-scores and discuss what the z-score tells about being an outlier. Step 3: Correlation and Regression (20 points) (Use Excel) For the two quantitative variables:1. Give a rationale for choosing one of them to be x and the other y. 2. Provide a scatter plot of the paired data. 3. Calculate the correlation coefficient r, and discuss what the value tells about the strength and direction of any correlation. 4. Provide the regression equation obtained from the data. Is the regression line a good predictor of the y variable given the x variable?

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Operation Varsity Blues – The College Admissions Scandal

Operation Varsity Blues – The College Admissions Scandal

Persuasive Speech (Policy Speech) Assignment Your third speech is a Policy speech. It is a specialized type of persuasive speech. In it you will accomplish two tasks. First, you will select a topic that allows you to advocate a change to existing public policy/behavior; create a new public policy; or, reinforce a current policy being debated today. Second, you will prepare a brief speech advocating for your policy. The Policy speech will be 5 to 6 minutes in length. Your evaluation is broken down into four large sections: strategic organization of content; preparation and presentation of content; delivery skills, all of which were evaluated last time; and, new to this speech, a section on the argument and policy. To complete this speech successfully, you will execute these large steps in the speechmaking process:1) Topic selection, confirmation of speech purpose, summary of speech topic, and identify a primary expert Research and development of the content for the speech2) Practice and preparation for the oral presentation. The “topic selection” phase is first. It involves several steps that will be summarized in a post to the appropriate discussion forum on the class Blackboard site (found using the “graded assignments” menu link; find the “speech submission folder,” open the “persuasive (policy) speech” folder, and then use the topic forum link; or, use the “topic selections go here” menu link).1. Select a topic.2. Research THREE (or more) documents that assist you in discovering information about the selected topic. These resource documents must be current within the last 2 years (if possible; if not, student must justify, in their speech and the annotation for the bibliography, why they are using an older resource. Create an annotation for each – an annotation is a 25- to 50-word summary of the “central idea” and the resource’s relevance to your speech. Do this before you submit your topic, but do not include in the topic submission.3. Identify a primary expert (not necessarily the author of any resource) who can guide your learning.4. Identify an organizational strategy that best suits the purpose of your speech (given what you have learned).5. Using this information, craft a policy proposal about the changed, reinforced, or new policy.6. Create claim statements based on your organizational structure (usually 2 or 3 claims).7. Face-to-Face classes: do not repeat topics already posted. You will not receive credit for your submission if you do so. Online classes: avoid topics already posted; similar topics with clearly different proposals are okay (they should have different experts).Bibliography, Additional Source Materials, and Resource Analysis is next.8. Create claim statements based on your organizational structure (usually 2 or 3 claims).9. Fact-check your research: confirm the validity of each claim in your speech by finding two additional resources NOT used so far. These are listed in an “additional source materials” section of the bibliography (and is required). You must have 3+ primary resources.10. Include in the “additional source materials” section of the bibliography ANY original resource that is incomplete (and thus cannot be used as one of your three, or more, primary sources), or non-academic or non-professional resources referenced while doing research. Include annotation. Complete bibliographies must include an author, a date of publication, a host resource (name of the website, publication, etc.), title of the resource, and a working URL/link for research completed using the internet.11. Perform resource analysis on the three most important bibliographic entries (see sample below).

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: Diet Analysis Chronometer Nutrition

: Diet Analysis Chronometer Nutrition

It is possible that although your Part 2: Diet Analysis Chronometer Nutrition report showed your diet was adequate in nutrients, met calorie goals, and balanced in terms of nutrients, your diet is lacking variety and not showing moderation in terms of the food groups (one is too high or too low, resulting in too much or too little of another food group). This portion of the diet analysis project will focus on your critical analysis of your intake for one day as compared to recommendations from My Plate for variety and moderation from the food groups. Your critical analysis will be presented as a written paper. The paper should include an introduction paragraph, one paragraph for each of the 5 food groups, one paragraph on the “limits” (sodium and saturated fat), and a conclusion. Introduction: This should tell the reader what they will expect to read about in your paper. The main focus here is that you are introducing a review of your diet in terms of how well it matches up to recommendations about food groups. Body of the paper: Aim for 1 complete paragraph (3-5 sentences is a good goal to aim for) addressing each food group and the limits. This means you will have 6 paragraphs in total for the body of the paper. For each food group support the determination you made (Y or N) in column 3 of your worksheet- Did you reach your target? Clearly state if you believe you did/did NOT meet the recommendation and how you came to this conclusion. Which foods did you classify in this food group and how did you come up with the total number of servings? Do this for each of the 5 food groups. Once you have this for all food groups, do the same for the limits. If you exceeded sodium and/or saturated fat, identify which foods in your diet for the day resulted in being over the limit(s). If you were under for one or both, comment on how you made choices to keep those to a minimum. In the event no decisions were made specifically with awareness of sodium and saturated fat content, that is fine, however you will want to comment on this still and not skip over a critical analysis of your intake impacting those values. Conclusion: This is the last paragraph of the paper. Here is where you present your final argument using the preceding evidence presented in the body of the paper to support whether or not your diet for that one-day was varied and exhibited moderation. The key aspects to address here are specifically variety and moderation as presented in An Introduction to Nutrition chapter 2 using My Plate as your set of guidelines.

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Brand Recommendations for Your Focal Brand to Improve Its Competitive Position

Brand Recommendations for Your Focal Brand to Improve Its Competitive Position

This part is the continuation of the other parts attached below in the project. Part 7: Brand Recommendations for Your Focal Brand to Improve Its Competitive Position—1000 words (due with final report)Based on the issues you have identified in Parts 1 – 6, clearly articulate a strategy for increasing your brand’s market share. After this brief statement, present three well-founded ideas for improving the distinctive competitive advantage of your focal brand. Be sure to provide analysis and logic for each, along with pros and cons for each recommendation. Again, these tactical recommendations should be soundly and visibly linked to your previously articulated strategy (Part 6) and should be based on the analysis you provided earlier in the paper. Additional Key Instructions: The report should be single-spaced with double spaces between paragraphs/sections, default margins, 11-point font.• Use subheadings to organize your report and provide structure for the reader. Bold specific marketing terms that we have covered in class lectures and are taken from your text. The final report must contain a minimum of five figures (charts, exhibits, graphs, tables, or useful illustrations).These are not included in the word count. They should be embedded within your surrounding text as this will make it easier to read for your boss. Make sure that you label each figure and also refer to the figure within the text (see Figure 1).o Avoid confusing, uninformative, ill-conceived, simplistic, and sloppy figures! You may locate a figure during your research which you wish to include. This is allowed as long as the source is cited properly.  I will require that at least three of your five figures are created by yourselves. The Simmons data is a natural source for at least two figures. Make sure your writing is concise and to-the-point and your claims are based on objective evidence. The tone of the report should be formal and professional, so choose your wording appropriately; points will be deducted for informal writing (e.g., avoid slang, shorthand, etc.). Please make sure that you cite sources within the text. Your citations should include the author(s) name(s), the title of the publication, and date of the publication, the source name, and a website (where appropriate). If you include a hyperlink to your articles, make sure this can be accessed by all readers of the document! More information regarding citation format will be provided by the Kogod Center for Business Communications (KCBC). APA style is preferred, but other styles will be accepted. Remember: Your overall goal is to demonstrate your writing skills and your understanding of the concepts and principles discussed in this course.

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President Bieber

President Bieber

The Setup Groucho Marx once said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies. “If only he knew how right he was…January 2021. There is a new president in the White House.2020 was an exciting election for sure. Trump? Biden? Sanders? Harris? Warren? All interesting. But not as interesting as the real surprise candidate. Who was this mysterious stranger? Mitt Romney? No. Michael Bloomberg? Hardly. Arnold Schwarzenegger? Getting closer. Your new President of the United States is: Justin Bieber???That is right. In a stunning move (and after a constitutional amendment for those who noted that Mr. Bieber is both Canadian and under 35 years of age), the country decided that if they were going to spend the next four years following someone’s every move, it might as well be an entertaining train wreck. Heaven help us all. Only one problem. Mr. Bieber, for all his wonderful qualities, knows nothing of American government and politics. Fortunately for him, he has picked the right person as his new domestic policy advisor: YOU! So get to work, and don’t mind the screaming fans. The Assignment Now that we have gotten that out of the way, it is time to get down to the assignment. As the newest advisor to the most politically inexperienced president in American history, you will need to call on all that you have learned in POS1041 to help Mr. Bieber. Specifically, President Bieber has asked for your help in passing a new law. The details of the law, as well as the details of President Bieber’s party affiliation (if any) are totally up to you. President Bieber wants to know about the kinds of difficulties that his proposal will face, and the things he needs to do to get it passed (GO BACK AND REREAD THE PREVIOUS BOLDED SENTENCE as that is the main part of the assignment).Specifically you should inform President Bieber of the following:1) The structure of our constitutional form of government (separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism – you should talk about all three of these and each should be its own paragraph).2) The role of specific actors within the formal branches of government (Congress, the bureaucracy, and the courts – you should discuss all three of these and each should be its own paragraph).3) The role of other institutions and actors (the media, political parties, and interest groups – you should talk about each of these and each should be its own paragraph).

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Proposed CAM Alternatives

Proposed CAM Alternatives

Dr. Dana Foster, Chief of Staff, has requested that Week 4; Discussion Question Cost Volume Profit Analysis for Proposed CAM Alternatives For this assignment, you’re assuming the persona of a health services manager working for Benson Regional Medical Center. The Center has been seeking opportunities to incorporate more complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into its existing service offerings; however, it wasn’t until recently being awarded a federal grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health that made this goal possible. Despite western trained providers’ skepticism of non-traditional forms of medicine/therapies, there is a growing body of evidence to support the combination of complementary and conventional medical therapeutic interventions. To consumers, complementary medicine t you complete a cost volume profit (CVP) analysis looking to determine the sales and volume breakeven points for three (3) CAM alternatives: acupuncture, biofeedback, and yoga therapy. In addition to computing the breakeven points, you are also being asked to create CVP graphs for these unconventional interventions. Many who work in the local economy hold what are classically viewed as blue collar positions and are; therefore, prone to suffering from chronic lower back pain. Financial assumptions, costing data, and prices per units of service (UOS) have been identified with assistance from various functional areas within and outside the Center. You recently completed your analysis using Microsoft Excel. Now that the CVP analysis and CVP graphs have been completed for each alternative, Dr. Foster would like for you to email her your findings, which CAM alternative you’d recommend launching first, and your supporting rationale. Hint: As you know, when a CVP graph is created using Microsoft Excel, you can manipulate the financial data used to create the graph (price, unit VC, UOS), and immediately observe how these changes impact the breakeven point within the graph. For example, perhaps you could lower your FC forecasts during the contract negotiation process; find suppliers that care produce educational materials for less; or negotiate more favorable credit terms on the purchase of supplies. CAM Alternatives The first alternative is acupuncture. This is an ancient process, rooted in Eastern medicine, where thin, solid needles are strategically inserted in the body, and then are carefully manipulated by the practitioner. The next alternative is biofeedback. In this intervention, patients harness the power of their mind and becoming aware of what’s going on inside their body, so they can gain more control over their health. The last intervention to consider is yoga therapy. Yoga therapy is a type of therapy that uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health. The holistic focus of yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Modern yoga therapy covers a broad range of therapeutic modalities, incorporating elements from both physical therapy and psychotherapy. The objective of all of these interventions is to help patients find relief from chronic lower back discomfort when more conventional medical interventions seem to fall short of expectations. An in-depth review of the literature revealed that each CAM approach has been effective in managing chronic lower back pain for a number of clients. Each is considered relatively safe when performed by certified or licensed practitioners. There are certainly intangible benefits associated with each therapy. For example, many patients report being pain free after years of intolerable discomfort. Others reported being able to resume leisure and work-related activities that were not possible due to the back pain prior to receiving complementary and alternative medical interventions. You and your colleagues know that in addition to the intangible benefits there are those that can be measured in dollars and cents. These include a reduction in the frequency of doctor visits; lead to less reliance on pain medications (opioids); and lessen lost productive time at work. These tangible and intangible benefits are not quantified for the purposes of completing the CVP analysis and graphing.

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Timberline Health

Timberline Health

Timberline Health, an integrated delivery system serving residents in five counties in eastern Washington, is considering new opportunities to increase community awareness of the organization’s outpatient health services. As the new business development manager of hearing health services, Jack Andrews is responsible for evaluating the feasibility of marketing activities for the hearing service line and must allocate resources to promotional activities that forecast positive return on investment. One option under consideration is to sponsor the health and wellness pavilion at the Spokane County Fair. Research from comparable markets has shown that wellness fairs are not only effective at educating communities about potential risk factors for health problems, including hearing loss, but also increasing consumer awareness of new or existing health services provided by local health organizations. These activities are essential to Timberline Health’s mission within the community. Since little is known about the hearing status of residents in the market area, Jack enlists the services of his organization’s epidemiologist, Dr. Ruth Litchfield, to help him evaluate the potential return on investment for this marketing campaign. Dr. Litchfield incorporates several factors into her analysis. She reviews public health data on hearing loss, occupational and age distribution data for local residents, as well as a query of Timberline Health’s patient databases. Based on this research, she estimates the prevalence of hearing loss in the five-county service area at 18 percent, slightly higher than the national average (NIH, 2010). Jack receives information from the fair’s sales and marketing department to help in his calculations. Specifically, sponsorship consists of an investment of $50,000 for the design and production of promotional materials and rental of pavilion space for the duration of the twelve day fair. Data from the previous three years shows on average 250,000 people attend the fair, of which 1% visit the wellness pavilion and participate in health screening services. If Timberline Health is to offer mobile hearing screening, the organization must invest in new portable audiology equipment. Jack receives a quotation from his supplier and estimates the total investment in new audiometers and audiometric booths at $16,000. Timberline Health will use existing diagnostic equipment to test people who have failed the initial screening (i.e. test positive for hearing loss), so it is unnecessary to invest in additional equipment for the hearing centers. Vendor specifications for the screening and diagnostic equipment are indicated in Table 1.Table 1Vendor equipment specifications Equipment Sensitivity Specificity Portable audiology equipment for free screening90%96%Clinic-based audiology equipment for follow-up diagnostic testing99%99%

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Art and Architectures

Art and Architectures

Your final research paper should be 6-8 pages (not including images) double space text, 12 pt font. Similar to Paper 1, but with much more in-depth research and a more complex structure and argument, propose an example of a spatial condition (an artist’s work, an existing space or place, a spatial situation) to accompany one of the topics discussed in class. Describe the spatial conditions’ relevance to the topic by referencing the given readings in-class presentations as well as outside resources. You may elaborate on one of your previous presentation, the online forum discussion, in-class discussions, etc. from this course in order to connect ideas from this class to your own areas of interests/pursuits. Papers will be evaluated on the following: develop a clear and well-structured argument, present creative and logical analysis, thorough and accurate research, clear written language with no obvious spelling or grammatical mistakes, relevant visual material (up to 3-4 images maximum can be included, cited properly) and engagement with the subject matter presented in the course. Paper 1 : The Body, Space and Perception We have studied exceptional artists working in the field of spatial practice that have relevance to the theories of interior design: Bruce Nauman. During our class discussions we have discussed the conceptual links between their work and the practice of interior design. As noted as a deliverable in the syllabus under course structure, this paper will help you summarize your thoughts on one of these artists. a. Propose an example of a spatial condition (an artist’s work, an existing space or place, a spatial situation) to accompany one of the artists/spatial topics discussed in class. Describe the spatial condition’s relevance to the topic by referencing the given readings, in-class presentations as well as outside resources. This assignment should be considered a formalized extension of ideas discussed in class and on the forums, made more specific through the study of a single example. Deliverables b. This paper should be 2-3 pages double spaced, 12 pt. font

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Reflective Writing 2 Option: Revisionaries Texas Board of Education and Textbook Massacre

Reflective Writing 2 Option: Revisionaries Texas Board of Education and Textbook Massacre

The Texas Textbook Massacre Showdown Assignment Objective and Purpose: Use your voice. I have provided the platform and safe environment for students to participate in personalized, value added, political experience, whereby critical examination of current political issues and topics, result in structured and scholarly academic exchange and debate between peers. Helpful Resources and Useful Links NPR article, Revisionaries Tells Story of Texas Textbook Battle (Links to an external site.)PBS official website for Reivisionaries Independent Film (Links to an external site.)Texas Education Agency Official Government Website for State Board of Education (SBOE) (Links to an external site.)SBOE membership Card Collectors Pack (Links to an external site.)Texas State Board of Education Official Government Facebook Page (Links to an external site.)Texas Monthly Article: The Revisionaries Explores the SBOE (Links to an external site.)Video Synopsis: Topic and Background Information About the Film and Filmaker Obtained from PBS official website: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/revisionaries/In Austin, Texas, 15 people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children. Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its nearly five million schoolchildren. And when it comes to textbooks, what happens in Texas affects the nation as a whole. Texas is one of the nation’s largest textbook markets because it is one of the few where the state decides what books schools can buy rather than leaving it up to local districts, which means publishers that get their books approved can count on millions of dollars in sales. Further, publishers craft their standard textbooks based on the requirements of the biggest buyers. As a result, the Texas board has the power to shape the textbooks that children around the country read for years to come. Don McLeroy, a dentist, Sunday school teacher, and avowed young-earth creationist, leads the Religious Right charge. After briefly serving on his local school board, McLeroy was elected to the Texas State Board of Education and later appointed chairman. During his time on the board, McLeroy has overseen the adoption of new science and history curriculum standards, drawing national attention and placing Texas on the front line of the so-called “culture wars.” In his last term, McLeroy, aided by Cynthia Dunbar, an attorney from Houston and professor of Law at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, finds himself not only fighting to change what Americans are taught, but also fighting to retain his seat on the board. Challenged by Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, and Ron Wet Herington, an anthropology professor from Southern Methodist University in Texas, McLeroy faces his toughest term yet. The Revisionaries shines a spotlight on the key players affecting U.S. high school textbooks, with characters representing a wide array of personalities and desires. Some see the board as a stepping-stone to future political success. Others see it as their ordained quest to preserve the teachings of the Bible. Still others see it as their duty to ensure that their children, who are in the public schools, have access to the best possible education that will prepare them to compete for jobs in the global marketplace. In all of this, one thing is assured, these board members are in the right place at the right time. They have the opportunity to affect a generation of Americans.

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