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Bangladesh Flood Action Plan

RESEARCH independently the Bangladesh Flood Action Plan (research online, read books or articles), and

WRITE a (roughly) one page essay on the plan that:

a. explains briefly the benefit of the plan

b. explains briefly at least TWO problems raised by the plan, and

c. gives one or two reasons for thinking either that the Plan should be changed or followed.

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SERVANT EVANGELISM REPORT

INSTRUCTIONS
Based on the material presented in this course, plan and participate in at least 2 servant evangelism projects. One or both of these should be completed in your neighborhood/”Jerusalem”. For each project, prepare a report of 1–2 pages typed, 12-point font, Times New Roman, and double spaced, explaining your creation of and participation in an activity to build relationships and eventually (intentionally) open the door to sharing Christ with a hurting world. Include how the opportunity developed, and how those being served responded; state if you were able to share your testimony or the Gospel, how will you follow up, evaluation, etc. Consult the attached grading rubric for details of what your reports should include. Keep in mind that the projects must be within the timeline of this 8-week course. The point is to develop a consistent lifestyle of servant hood that displays Christ to the world.

Be very specific in your encounters with people, and utilize the “Three P” process below:

1. P- PERSONAL: The servant evangelism encounters must be personal, face-to-face encounters done within this 8-week term.

2. P- PRACTICAL/PHYSICAL: In each of the encounters you must meet the physical needs of another individual. Even though prayer and Bible study are essential to the Christian life and growth, these are unacceptable forms of servant evangelism and do not meet the requirements of this assignment. This assignment is for you to meet the physical needs of another individual with the hopes of bridging the conversation and service to the Gospel (Matthew 25:31–46; James 2:14–20).

3. P- PENNILESS: In each of the servant evangelism encounters you may not receive money for your work. This must be a free service to those you are serving.

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Balance and Focal Point

Balance and Focal Point
State what the visual (or compositional) weight (or balance) is for each of these paintings (symmetrical, asymmetrical, or radial). Next, state your assessment of what or where the focal point is for each work. Submit this in list form, not as an essay. You may use just the illustration numbers instead of the title. [i.e. fig. #8-4 = x balance; focal point is x]
7th edition:
fig. #8-4, p. 153 Coronation of the Virgin E. Quarton
fig. #8-7, p. 156 Boston Common at Twilight C. Hassam
fig. #8-21, p. 165 The Great Wave off Kanagawa Hokusai
fig. #6-12, p. 109 In the Loge Mary Cassatt
fig. #10-21, p. 213 Adam and Eve A. Durer
fig. #6-37, p. 124 Premier Disque R. Delaunay
fig. #2-21, p. 36 Marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini J. van Eyck
fig. #6-4, p. 103 The Great Western Railway J. Turner
fig. #1-17, p. 13 Les Demoiselles d’Avignon P. Picasso
fig. #5-31, p. 97 Color and Information T. Winters

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Compare and Contrast the “Abilene Paradox” and “Groupthink”

Through this discussion we will look at group decision making. You may draw from personal experiences,Prior to write be certain you have read the A Comparative Study of the “Abilene Paradox” and “Groupthink” article, that I attached. and then answer this question:

How are Harvey and Janis approaches to defective decision-making similar? How do they differ in relation to the factors described in the article?

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Ethics and IRB

1- read the IRB file

then

2- Please, login to this website and complete the training (7 brief modules). When finished, download a copy of the Completion report, save it and send it to me. If you have difficulties saving and uploading as a .pdf, a screen shot will be acceptable, copy and paste… whatever works.
https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=14&languagePreference=English®ion=1

finally

3- write a reflection on a word document: what kind of review you believe will be necessary for your study. Then, reflect upon what components covered in the training are most relevant to your study. What questions will have to be addressed?
(1 page)
How Early ESOL classes Overcome language and culture Barriers in Schools: Helping Arab
Children Acquire Success in Elementary Schools
-the completion report
-reflection
Introduction
What is the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?
The IRB reviews and approves all Marymount University research that involves human subjects, in accordance with federal regulations and University policies. The IRB review ensures that risks to subjects are minimized; risks to subjects are reasonable in relationship to anticipated benefits; selection of subjects is equitable; informed consent is obtained and properly documented; data collected is monitored to ensure safety of subjects; and the privacy of subjects and confidentiality of data are maintained. In addition to approving research, the IRB has the authority to require modifications (in securing approval), disapprove research, conduct continuing reviews, observe/verify changes, and suspend or terminate approval of research.
What research must by approved by the IRB?
Research is defined by federal guidelines as a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge and should be distinguished from potentially similar activities such as employing innovative teaching techniques and administrative data collection.
Marymount University requires that all research involving human subjects conducted by faculty, students, or staff affiliated with the University be reviewed and approved by the IRB prior to initiation, regardless of the source of funding, and regardless of its federal status as an exempt, an expedited, or a full review project.
What about student research projects?
Student research may qualify for an alternative process for assurance of human subject protection. To qualify, projects must meet all of the following criteria:
1. The primary purpose of the human subject’s data collection is classroom instruction about the research process, not the production of generalizable knowledge that will be shared outside the classroom.
2. The project meets the federal criteria for “exempt” research.
3. A faculty member is directly responsible for overseeing data collection activities. This faculty member has completed the NIH online tutorial on Human Subject’s Protection, and has submitted a copy of the completion certificate to the IRB committee. This certification must be completed every two years.
4. The supervising faculty member reviews each student’s project before initiation of any human subjects involvement and confirms that adequate safeguards are in place. This faculty member continues to monitor human subject involvement during the project. The faculty member is responsible for assuring that human subjects are fully protected.
5. The supervising faculty member informs the IRB committee of the names of the projects and the student researchers with a confirmation that he or she has reviewed the project and can confirm that the student researchers are adequately protecting human subjects.
6. Once the project is completed all individually identifiable data related to the project is destroyed.
What kinds of IRB reviews are there?
There are three federally defined categories of IRB review, which are determined by the nature of the research, level of potential risk to subjects, and the subject population.
I. Full Review Research that requires full review are studies that:
1. Put subjects at more than minimal risk; OR
2. Involve subjects who are vulnerable to coercion or undue influence; OR
3. Cannot assure confidentiality of a subject’s responses (e.g., audio or videotaped interviews, or a “key” that would allow someone to match a set of responses with a particular participant; OR
4. Collect or record behavior which, if known outside the research, could reasonably place the subjects at risk of criminal or civil liability, be stigmatizing, or be damaging to the subject’s financial standing, employability, insurability, or reputation; OR
5. Collect information regarding sensitive aspects of the subjects’ behavior (e.g., drug or alcohol use, illegal conduct, sexual behavior); OR
6. Involve as subjects prisoners, fetuses, pregnant women, and the seriously ill or mentally or cognitively compromised adults.
Research projects involving certain warm-blooded animals have additional requirements. Contact the IRB Chair for information.
Full Review Process: Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year. Full reviews are conducted by all members of the IRB. These proposals may require 6 weeks for a response.
II. Expedited Review
Expedited review can be approved for studies that involve no more than minimal risk to subjects (for example, blood sampling in minimal amounts, use of noninvasive procedures routinely used in clinical practice, chart reviews, and survey research). The Department of Health and Human Services’ Institutional Review Board Guidebook defines minimal risk as that where “the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the proposed research are not greater, in and of themselves, than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests.”
Expedited Review Process: Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year. Proposals received by the first workday of each month will receive a response within 30 days. Expedited reviews are conducted by three IRB members. The full IRB will review any proposal that is recommended for denial.
III. Exempt from IRB Review
Research with very minimal risk to human subjects, as determined by regulatory guidelines, may be exempted from continuing review, at the determination of the IRB upon receipt of the proposal.
Exempt Review Process: Exempt reviews are conducted by two IRB members. The full IRB will review any proposal that is recommended for denial.
Criteria for Determining Category of Review
How do I submit an IRB application?
The IRB Committee accepts proposals at any time during the academic year. Exempt and expedited review proposals received by the first workday of each month will be responded to within 30 days. Full review projects may take 6 weeks for response. If you are working on a proposal with a fixed deadline, contact the IRB committee chair EARLY in the proposal preparation process to alert the committee to the proposal and to discuss submission deadlines.
All IRB applications must identify a Marymount University faculty member as the Principal Investigator. Students may be listed as co-investigators and may be the primary persons carrying out the research.
The Chair of the IRB will review each application to be sure it is in the correct review category (full review, expedited, or exempt). Faculty who are submitting applications that involve the use of warm-blooded animals should contact the Chair of the IRB for specific requirements.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the IRB, Dr. Monical Robbers. In addition, one hard copy of the proposal with an original signature page should be forwarded to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rowley Hall.
Application for Review of Research Involving Human Subjects
How do I obtain subject consent?
The IRB expects that all subjects will sign a document containing all the elements of informed consent. Federal regulations require the Informed Consent to meet specific requirements.
Sample Informed Consent
Sample Consent Involving Videotaping
What about HIPAA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulates “protected health information.” If a research study either uses or creates protected health information, research subjects’ consent is required.
To make this determination, use the Checklist for HIPAA Requirements.
Who are the IRB Members?
The overall composition of the IRB committee is consistent with federal guideline for Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46). These federal guidelines emphasize the need for committee diversity in terms of professional background and perspective, including at least one individual whose primary concern is “nonscientific” and one person who has no other affiliation with the University. Marymount’s IRB Committee meets these guidelines. Each School recommends at least two faculty members to serve on this committee. The IRB Committee reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, who is an ex officio member of the committee.

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Strategic Management

HYPOTHESIS 4 (IF THERE IS ANOTHER KEY EFFECT ON DV/S; IF NOT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN IVS OR MODERATION EFFECTS)
Assignment Overview
This case assignment focuses on hypothesis 4. The convention is that you start with the key effect on your DV (the right side of the model), and move your way to the left side in future modules. This hypothesis can be based on two sources of data: (1) overarching theories which have been applied in other or similar contexts, and now you adapt them to your specific context; or (2) existing studies which showed such or similar effects, but did not anchor them in theory. If the latter is the case, you should theorize, using your own logic, why you expect such an effect.

Regardless, you should first find the relevant literature (SLP), and synthesize it (case).

Assignment Overview
Please read and reflect on the papers you identified in the SLP assignment, and synthesize them to produce the text leading to hypothesis 4. Follow a structure you have seen in one or more of the published research papers you reviewed. Conclude this section with the hypothesis statement.

Please organize your paper in a scholarly way. Add section titles when necessary. Explain your logic and when appropriate, use external sources and use proper citations.
The paper is usually between 2 and 10 pages long.
Assignment Expectations
Able to understand the key themes in your reading list.
Able to effectively and efficiently synthesize the reading materials.
Write the text leading to the hypothesis with clarity, depth and critical thinking.
Completeness and coherence: Chain of thought is easy to follow.
Collected relevant evidences and consulted additional papers/resources to support the propositions.
Paper is clearly written with appropriate format. Reference list is complete. Citation is properly done.

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TuneMan Case Study

The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires Internet providers to provide the names of people suspected of operating pirate Web sites upon subpoena. However, the U. S. Supreme Court decided not to become involved in a dispute over illegal downloading of music files. The high court refused to give the recording industry broad power to force Verizon Communications and other Internet service providers to identify subscribers who share copyrighted songs online. The court said it was up to the U. S. Congress, not courts, to expand the 1998 law to cover popular file-sharing networks. Music downloading has become a very controversial subject. The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA) argues that 2.6 billion music files are illegally downloaded each month and this law is needed to identify downloading culprits. On September 8, 2003, RIAA filed lawsuits against 261 people for allegedly downloading thousands of copyrighted songs via popular Internet file-sharing networks. These people copied an average of 1,000 songs into their files for free. Many other lawsuits followed those in 2003. Lester Tune, the founder of TuneMan, one of the more popular downloading sites, debated the issue with a corporate regulator on a recent talk show. He brought the audience to their feet after exclaiming “ Well, people listen to music on the radio for free, so what’s the big deal?” In response, the corporate regulator was vehement, “ We want people to stop engaging in the theft of music so that people can go on making it. We need to figure out where customer ownership begins. We are about to destroy the long history of professional song-writers and performers in America. Who’s going to pay the royalties?” Many music downloading providers now require customers to pay a fee while some sites provide free and legal downloads. RealNetworks, for example, sold 3 million songs at 49 cents each during a three-week promotion and then returned to its regular rate of 99 cents per song. iTunes, Napster, Universal Music Group, and others are all struggling to define a value chain structure that is fair to all parties— the creators of the song, the distributors, the Web sites, and the customers.

Answer the following questions:

Your written assignment should be typed and submitted in Microsoft Word document format. Corel WordPerfect files will not be accepted. Your write-up should be 300+ words in length. For questions one and two you may scan your diagram and submit it as a separate file or create the diagram within your Word document. Submit your Word document using the attach file feature at the bottom of this page. All submissions should be titled with the student’s last name accompanied by their first initial and course title (e.g., SmithJ_BSAD400).

1.
1. Draw the “bricks and mortar” process stages by which traditional CDs are created, distributed, and sold in retail stores. How does each player make money? “Bricks and Mortar” refers to the traditional physical retail format vs. e-commerce/online retailing. This process begins with the sourcing of raw materials all the way to delivering the CD to a physical retail location (as opposed to online retailer) and ultimately the sale to the customer.
2. Draw the process stages for creating and downloading music today. How does each player make money?
3. Compare and contrast the approaches in the previous two questions.
4. Compare the role of operations in each of these approaches.

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Sociology

What are the strengths and limitations of the concept of well-being for understanding and supporting children’s physical and emotional needs?

this essay is to be written based on the material scanned and attached ONLY. Chapter 4 “children and violence” and the scanned Chapter 5- “resilience and well being”, as well as Reading A, Reading B, Reading C of chapter 5, i have as well attached a page of the beginning of the book for accurate references for the reference list at the end of the essay and in text referencing use the beginning of each chapter for the writers name.
NO OTHER MATERIAL RESOURCES ALLOWED. SO please read the scanned pages and base your response on them.
essay-based response that asks you to evaluate the concept of well-being for children, especially in relation to their physical and emotional needs.
The question specifically refers to the strengths and limitations of the concept of well-being.
You may want to begin by summarising what is understood by the concept of well-being and the difficulties of definition that the concept generates. There are many different approaches to this question; however, it is important to respond to the structure of the question. In preparation for your assignment, you may find it helpful to make two columns and note the possible strengths in one column and the limitations in another. This may help you shape your answer in ways that consider both aspects of the question.
Your plan may also help you think about the differences and points of comparison between the two.
It is important for you to demonstrate not only that you understand the strengths and limitations of the concept of well-being, but also that you are able to bring in your own critical voice to evaluate and comment on these themes.
Include in-text references to relevant material where appropriate, and at the end add a list of references, in OU Harvard style.

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Human Resource Management

The assessment for this module consists of one piece of individual coursework. The assessment will enable you to demonstrate your understanding of key concepts and principles of HRM, as well as applying these selectively in order to identify solutions to a specific HR problem.
You will be required to investigate a range of human resource management activities in a case study organisation and then present your findings in a written report (3000 words, +/- 10%). Full assessment details are covered in the section in this document ‘HRM Assessment: Watson Taverns’. Your tutors will refer to the assessment in the weekly seminar, so by the time of the assignment update lecture,you will already be familiar with the issues in the case study.

Module Aim
The purpose of module is to introduce you to contemporary approaches to managing people, by analysing and challenging theory in relation to the practice of HRM, in order to equip you with the critical understanding necessary for managing people in a diverse range of organisations and occupational disciplines.
Module Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module you should be able to:
 Critically appraise the nature and development of contemporary employment relationships
 Apply key concepts and principles to HRM across a broad range of organisational and occupational levels
 Analyse specific problems relating to HR practices, so that alternative solutions might be considered

1.1 Assessment Summary

The assessment for this module consists of one piece of individual coursework. The assessment will enable you to demonstrate your understanding of key concepts and principles of HRM, as well as applying these selectively in order to identify solutions to a specific HR problem.
You will be required to investigate a range of human resource management activities in a case study organisation and then present your findings in a written report (3000 words, +/- 10%). Full assessment details are covered in the section in this document ‘HRM Assessment: Watson Taverns’. Your tutors will refer to the assessment in the weekly seminar, so by the time of the assignment update lecture,you will already be familiar with the issues in the case study.

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Activity-Based Costing (ABC)- Accounting

Assignment 1: Activity-Based Costing (ABC) in Service Industries
Due Week 3 and worth 300 points

Research a U.S. company in the service industry with e-commerce activities.

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

Describe the company you researched in one to two (1-2) paragraphs.
Discuss how a time driven ABC cost system can be implemented in the company you researched and the benefits that the use will yield to the business performance.
Assess how using an ABC system can provide a competitive advantage to the company in the market space it operates and the resulting impact to the business performance.
Examine the potential impact of time-driven ABC costing on services provided online with those provided through traditional channels, considering how this knowledge will impact decisions made by management about these services.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze the concepts of job order costing, process costing, and activity-based costing.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial accounting.
Write clearly and concisely about managerial accounting using proper writing mechanics.