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Identify strategies to overcome this challenge. How can you overcome this challenge and move to being successful? What resources do you need? What are some resources at the college that can help you with the challenges? 

Path to Success Paper

Purpose: To identify any challenges (barriers or obstacles) that may get in the way of you being successful in college

Outline:  The following outline is to be used as a guide.  Do not use the headings “Paragraph 1,” Paragraph 2,” etc. Rather, write this paper as a four-paragraph essay, with an introduction, two body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The paper should flow with transitions and transition words.

Paragraph 1: Introduction

  • Include the purpose of paper, (but do not write “the purpose of the paper is…).
  • Identify one opportunity for improvement. (or more if you need to discuss more challenges to reach the minimum)

Paragraph 2:  What is the challenge?

  • Further explain the challenge if necessary.
  • Analyze and explain why this challenge is significant.
    • How do you know this is a challenge?
    • How might this be a problem for your academic or career success?

Paragraph 3:  What is the strategy or strategies to address and/or overcome the challenge?

  • Identify strategies to overcome this challenge.
  • How can you overcome this challenge and move to being successful?
  • What resources do you need?
  • What are some resources at the college that can help you with the challenges?
  • Who can help you with this strategy?
  • What can you move beyond this challenge?
  • You must identify at least one on-campus resource that can assist you.

Paragraph 4:  Conclusion

  • Briefly, summarize your challenge and your strategy (one sentence).
  • Be sure to discuss whether you have optimism or pessimism about overcoming this challenge (a few sentences).

How will this paper be graded?

This paper will be graded on the 100 points.

Assignment Requirements

  • Write one to two pages.
  • Use Microsoft Word.
  • Follow MLA format.
  • Use “I” as this paper is about YOU.
  • Submit to Path to Success drop box in D2L.

Ideas for challenges (items you may have challenges with, difficulty managing, accessing, or do not have practice with)

  • Academic skills
  • Access to computer
  • Childcare
  • College knowledge, how the system works
  • College readiness
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Emotional health
    • Text anxiety
  • Equality and/or discrimination
  • Family support (financially or emotionally or other)
  • Finances
  • Food insecurity
  • Goals, vision, priorities (career or personal)
  • Housing insecurity
  • Immigration
  • Internet access
  • Learning disabilities
  • Low self-esteem, having self-doubts
  • Mental health
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
  • Motivation or enthusiasm for learning
  • Non-traditional age student
  • Not knowing how to self-help or ask questions
  • Online learning
  • Physical health
  • Role models
  • SmarterMeasure results
  • Support from social circle, peer group
  • Time management
    • Caregiving
    • Making unrealistic time estimates
    • Managing a household
    • Not asking for help
    • Not being able to prioritize
    • Not being able to say “no”
    • Not delegating when necessary
    • Not using a calendar
    • Parenting
    • Planning too many activities
    • Procrastinating
    • Spending too much time with friends
    • Trying to do everything at the last minute
    • Working 20 hours a week or more
    • Work schedule
  • Transportation
  • Understanding of how to learn or how to study

Why was the work created? Who commissioned it? Does its current function differ from its original function? What is the legacy of the building?

Expectation for the Assignment:

This is a research project. It must include Power Point slides that address the following topics/points. All slides must have images that illustrate your key points. Provide as much visual detail as possible.

! A map showing the city and locating the spaces which you will discuss in your presentation. (10 points)

! Two significant ART museums in that city: List and include images of the three most important artworks in each museum and discuss why they are important (this is subjective, but explain your choices). You must name the architect of the museum and provide interior and exterior photographs of the space. (20 points per museum)

! One significant work of religious architecture in that city: Why was the work created? Who commissioned it? What is the legacy of the building? (i.e., why does it matter/what did it contribute to the history of architecture) Be sure to include the architectural period or style of the structure and apply at least one descriptive architectural term from your textbook. (20 points)

! One significant work of secular (non-religious) architecture in that city: Why was the work created? Who commissioned it? Does its current function differ from its original
function? What is the legacy of the building? (i.e., why does it matter/what did it contribute to the history of architecture) Be sure to include the architectural period or style of the structure and apply at least one descriptive architectural term from your textbook. (20 points)

! Bibliography of resources consulted. (no images needed here) (10 points)
• If you have personally visited one of these cities and wish to include your own photos, please feel free to do so!

What elements of the history and culture of the religion that Africans brought with them across the Middle Passage contributed to any faith tradition in the U.S.? What are some values or practices of African-descended culture that we can now see in U.S. society, religious or otherwise, now that you have been in the course for several weeks?

Brief African American Religion in Society Paper

For this assignment, each student will conduct research to write a 4-6 page paper on one component of the history and culture of African American religion and its effects in the U.S. or across the globe. Your research paper must answer a question. For example: What elements of the history and culture of the religion that Africans brought with them across the Middle Passage contributed to any faith tradition in the U.S.? What are some values or practices of African-descended culture that we can now see in U.S. society, religious or otherwise, now that you have been in the course for several weeks?

You may choose to develop a research question in one of the following topics areas. Make sure that you present a question, then you can answer the question in your research.

Detroit’s Contribution to African American Religious Expression and Experience (see special note below)
African American Religion and Food
African American Religion and Women
African American Religion and Gender
African American Religion and the Human Body
African American Religion and Protest
African American Religion and EducationAfrican American Religion and Health and Medicine
African American Persons of Faith and Multi-cultural Places of Worship
African American Religion and Popular Culture

The subject of your paper can be someone or something introduced in class (a key figure(s), an organization, an institution or a social or cultural feature or element of religious experience or spirituality). Your research must go beyond repeating information learned in the course. Expand on that concept in any of the themes above as they related to African American religious experience or African-descended religious experience. Return to notes from early in the course to identify an aspect of religion and spirituality of interest to you.

 

Detroit option: Detroit’s Contribution to African American Religious Expression and Experience

Detroit has made distinct contributions to the development of contemporary African American religious expressions. It is the birthplace of both the Nation of Islam and Pan-African Orthodox Christianity (originally a Black Nationalist Christian sect). In addition, contemporary Black Liberation Theologies were sermonized and written in the city and at nearby Adrian College. Furthermore, Detroit has been one of the prominent North American homes of Spiritualist movements which allowed African American women a place for public leadership as well as enterprise. Then there are the extraordinary contributions of African American religious leadership to social justice including organized labor development.

For this assignment, each student will conduct research to write a 4-6-page paper on one component of this history. Specifically, students will write a paper that develops this theme:

During the twentieth century, Detroit held a unique place among northern Great Migration urban centers. Its industrial base helped to create the U.S. middle class, and the city and the region were the home of organized labor. In your paper, select a key figure(s), an organization, an institution or a social or cultural component that help to make an argument about the unique way that the synthesis of Detroit’s race, class, and economic opportunity contribute to it becoming a home for innovative black religious expression.

Which groups of people do these articles help you better understand? Do these articles help you understand all people, or only certain subgroups?

Writing Assignment Part 2

o Make sure that you clearly cite sources provided
Include an APA-formatted title page.

II. Introduce the topic and explain the purpose of the paper
 Identify which claim you are investigating.
 Explain why the topic is important and interesting.

Addressing the Claim
 Draw a conclusion about your claim. Does the claim seem accurate or inaccurate? Be sure to support your answer.
 When were your articles published? Would you expect the findings to still hold true? Why?
 Which groups of people do these articles help you better understand? Do these articles help you understand all people, or only certain subgroups (i.e. are there populations for whom you think you’d find different results than those found in the articles – generations, nationalities, race, etc.?).

You’re NOT being ask who would be interested in this research, but to whom the findings apply.

To reduce costs X Airline is considering canceling the current contract with the independent bus service and lease a fleet of buses for employee transportation. Should X Airline continue to outsource the employee transportation needs or invest in a fleet of buses to control costs?

Group Project #2

  • X Airline
  • Employee Bus Service

X Airline has employees who reside and work in the Atlanta Hartfield area.  Employees who work at the airport locations must park in a designated employee lot.  There is currently a bus service offered by an independent operator exclusively for X Airline Airways.

To reduce costs X Airline is considering canceling the current contract with the independent bus service and lease a fleet of buses for employee transportation.  Should X Airline continue to outsource the employee transportation needs or invest in a fleet of buses to control costs?

Provide a detailed analyses.

 

Information pertaining to this project is as follows:

Current Bus Service Cost – $80,000.00/month

Bus Lease – $1200.00/month

Service Required – 24hr x 7 days

Bus Driver Total Compensation – $40,000.00/annual

Maintenance & Fuel Costs (all buses) – $10,000.00/month

Insurance Costs (all buses) – $1000.00

Independent Bus Capacity – 20 employees

X Airline Bus Capacity – 30 employees

Travel time, (the trip is always circular as follows)

  • Parking Lot to Line Maintenance – 12-14 Mins
  • Line Maintenance to Crew Lounge – 5-6 Mins
  • Crew Lounge to Parking Lot – 7-8 Mins

Employees should not wait to get transportation to get to work more than 10 mins

Employees Arrive for work to pick up bus on the following schedule (all random)

5 – 6am, 2-4 employees every minute

6 – 7am, 3-5 employees every minute

7 – 8am, 4-6 employees every minute

8am – 3 pm 3-5 employees every minute

3 – 4pm, 2 employees every minute

4 – 5pm, 3 employees every minute

6 – 7pm, 2 employees every minute

 

All other times employees arrive at a rate of 1-2 every minute

30% of employees work at line maintenance and will leave the bus at Line Maintenance.

70% of employees are crew and need to go to crew lounge.

 

The buses move in a circular way starting at parking lot, then to maintenance then go to crew lounge and back to parking lot. Each stop takes 1-2 minutes.

Analyze this case with your recommendations.

 

 

What did they like or not like about your product or service? What you learned by interviewing customers? How you are going to PIVOT based on interviews?

Final Presentation

Create a PowerPoint based off attached files
Name of Business, image related to business, along with name of team members
Description of the Business; product or service offered with image
Trends to which you are responding
PESTLE Analysis (1 or 2 slides)
Target Market Personas (try to fit all on one slide or just include one)

Results of your customer interviews. What did they like or not like about your product or service? What you learned by interviewing customers? How you are going to PIVOT based on interviews?

Financial Slide: Sources of Revenues? How much will you have to sell for the venture to be feasible? Summarize your feasibility analysis. Do you feel your idea is feasible? Why or why not? Where will you go from here?

Reference slide using consistent formatting

What is the nature of your company’s business? How does the company “make money” and does the 10-k indicate that it operates in multiple segments – if so, identify the segments? Define SIC code. Use your companies SIC code in EDGAR to identify competing companies.

Netflix Analysis Project

The following topics must be addressed in the report. Groups should use lecture materials, the textbook, and online resources to address these topics satisfactorily. These topics do not need to be addressed in a particular order, but the presentation of the analysis should flow logically.

Review Chapter 13 of your textbook which will aid you in addressing many of the questions.

Evaluating the Business

  1. What is the nature of your company’s business? How does the company “make money” and does the 10-k indicate that it operates in multiple segments – if so, identify the segments?
  2. Define SIC code. Use your companies SIC code in EDGAR to identify competing companies. Post a screen shot of some of those competitors.
  3. Who are the company’s external auditors ? What are two types of opinion letters the company received?

Income Statement

  1. Construct a common-size income statement for your company’s two most recent years .
  2. Review the revenue recognition policies. Using your common-size figures, identify time trends.
  3. Locate the revenue recognition footnote in the 10K. How does the company recognize revenues for some of its major products? Do you believe this makes sense?
  4. What are the major expenses?
  5. Analyze footnotes and assess the firm’s effective tax rate. Is it reasonable and consistent?

Balance Sheet

  1. Construct a common-size balance sheet for your company’s two most recent years .
  2. Using your common-size statement, what is the proportion of current and noncurrent assets. Does this asset composition seem appropriate?
  3. Is there a discussion of bad debt in the footnotes? How much detail is provided? Are there large customers that increase credit risk?
  4. What is inventory for your firm? Locate and describe the inventory costing method in the footnotes. Is there a preference amongst your group members for a particular cost flow assumption?
  5. What significant intangible assets does your company have?
  6. How is the company financed? Using your common-size figures, what proportion is from non owners?
  7. Does the firm have treasury stock? Determine the main reason for holding treasury stock.
  8. Using your common-size figures, were there any significant changes to the balance sheet in recent years?

 

Do we have a moral obligation to protect women’s federal abortion rights even though some may believe abortion to be wrong?

Protecting Women’s federal abortion rights

The assignment should be 900 to 1,000 words, written in essay form with clearly labeled sections as indicated below, and include a title page and reference page.

Part 1: Ethical Question

State the ethical question beneath this heading.
Do we have a moral obligation to protect women’s federal abortion rights even though some may believe abortion to be wrong?

Place your ethical question beneath the Part 1: Ethical Question heading.

Part 2: Introduction

Provide an introduction to the topic and question.

This should be revised and expanded from the Week 1 Introduction in light of your instructor’s comments and the additional insight and information you have gained from research on the topic.
For instance, you may find that your original ideas about the issue have changed and clarified, that the focus of the ethical question has shifted or become more specific, and/or that there are important background and contextual details that need to be explained.
The revised introduction should reflect your additional thinking on the scope and significance of the ethical issue, and address any feedback provided by your instructor.
The introduction should be at least 300 words in one or two paragraphs.
Place the introduction material under the Part 2: Introduction heading.

 

Part 3: Explanation of the Ethical Theory

Ethical theories provide accounts of how to reason well about moral questions and of what justifies answers to those questions. In this section of the paper, you will discuss either the ethical theory of utilitarianism, deontology, or virtue ethics.

You should not discuss your topic in this section, but focus only on the ethical theory.

The discussion should include the following elements:

A brief account of the historical background of the theory and the philosopher(s) associated with it.
An explanation of the core moral principle of the theory, or if there is more than one, the principle that you will focus on in applying that theory to your question.
A brief, general explanation of how the theory and its core moral principle applies to moral questions, using an example different from the issue that is the main focus of your paper. (For example, if your focus is on how deontology applies to using animals in medical research, you could explain Kant’s moral theory by discussing how it would apply to an issue like lying for the sake of the greater good.)
This section should focus only on the ethical theory. For instance, if you are discussing physician-assisted suicide from a utilitarian perspective, this section should only discuss utilitarianism in general terms; you should not discuss physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia, or other related topics until the next section.
The discussion should be around 300 words and must incorporate at least one quote from the required resources on the ethical theory you have chosen to discuss. Required resources include the textbook chapter focused on that theory (3, 4, or 5) or the “Primary Sources” listed at the end of Chapters 3-5.
Place this section under the Part 3: Ethical Theory heading.

 

Part 4: Application of the Ethical Theory

Now that you have explained in general terms the core principle of the ethical theory you are focusing on in this paper, you will apply that theory and its core principle to your ethical question.

Explain as clearly and precisely as you can how that principle leads to a particular conclusion.
You can think of that conclusion as the answer someone would most likely give to your question if they were reasoning along the utilitarian, deontological, or virtue ethics lines you explained in Part 3.
Note: This conclusion does not need to be the same as the position you stated in the Week 1 assignment. In fact, it could be the opposing position you discussed there. See the remarks about main purpose of the paper above.
This section should be around 300 words.
Place this section under the Part 4: Application of the Ethical Theory section.

In your paper,

Identify the ethical question.
Introduce the topic and question.
Explain the ethical theory of utilitarianism, deontology, or virtue ethics.
Apply the selected ethical theory to the ethical question.
The Applying an Ethical Theory paper

What factors are necessary for effective communication between providers solely through the medical chart?  What soft skills do providers need to have for effective communication during the Care Plan Meeting?

Teams ASGN

KRDN 2.5 + 5.5 Teams Activity 

To complete this reflection, you need to put yourself in the shoes of the RDN in Willie’s story.   Throughout Willie’s stay in the hospital, the various health professionals independently met with Willie when needed and communicated with each other through Willie’s medical chart.  The health professionals did not speak in person until the Care Plan Meeting.

  • What factors are necessary for effective communication between providers solely through the medical chart?
  • What soft skills do providers need to have for effective communication during the Care Plan Meeting?
  • Knowing yourself, if you were the RDN in the story, what strengths and weaknesses do you have related to working as a team?

Write an essay on how training and development measures up to the ideal HRM functions and things you would recommend the company improve on or keep as a strength.

Human Resource Management Project.

  • Why training and development was chosen.
  • Write an essay on how training and development measures up to the ideal HRM functions and things you would recommend the company improve on or keep as a strength.