What kinds of future or new foods you may want or wish to taste or experience?

Weekly Discussion (WD 3 &4)_New Trend

Please look at the following sites.

https://cafexapp.com/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

https://bobarobo.com/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

https://www.blendid.com/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

https://www.impossiblefoods.com/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

https://www.beyondmeat.com/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

https://culturedbeef.org/what-cultured-meat (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Please think about what kinds of future or new foods you may want or wish to taste or experience? Your thinking about one of the above new trends. (The new trend can be one of our food cultures. ) Also, please introduce any new food or technology you would like to introduce and why you select it.

1 page long (Times New Roman 12 Font Size, please include a picture in the report, minimum 500 words, its website address or reference information

Project Planning Research

Planning is highly vital in ensuring that success along with efficiency is achieved in the daily goals and milestones. For this week’s plan I intend to attain more knowledge on how to effectively manage projects and meet deadlines. This is key since in one’s daily life they have to come across projects as well as activities that have strict deadlines. I am dedicated along with highly committed at making sure that I attain efficiency in how well I work on my tasks and projects and to not postpone any task for a later time other than the scheduled time. This will help me in achievement of a habit that will help me in achievement of effective time management as well as project management.

There are numerous sources of information that can be used in attaining knowledge as well as information on my weekly plan practices and how to become successful on the same. I will ensure that I go through websites as well as scholarly articles and peer reviewed journals. All these are usually considered to have the right kind of information that is reliable and correct as the information provided is based on facts (MORAN, 2018). I will use these sources of information to attain knowledge as well as information on the various practices that can be used by an individual to attain effectiveness in time management as well as project management. Nonetheless, I will use information offered to carry out evaluation of how successful I am in the two anticipated plans for the week.

Barriers are inevitable when it comes to planning but the manner in which to handle them is what matters as they dictate how well one will be efficient in overcoming those issues for enhanced feasibility (Eckerling, 2020).  I have challenges in setting up effective and well planned out schedules that I can use in my daily and weekly plan. When setting plans I always find myself setting unrealistic goals which make it hard to achieve the weekly plans especially now that I am planning to deal with issues to do with time management as well as project management. To solve this issue, I will ensure that I use SMART goals when coming up with the schedules for the weekly plan. It will help me in having achievable goals and to articulate them in the most appropriate way for overall success in my weekly plan and future plans in any aspect.

References

Eckerling, D. (2020). Your goal guide: A roadmap for setting, planning and achieving your goals. La Vergne: Mango Media.

MORAN, B. R. I. A. N. P. (2018). 12 WEEK YEAR STUDY GUIDE. Place of publication not identified: JOHN WILEY & Sons.

PUBLIC FAILURE IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

PUBLIC FAILURE IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

What company would you say has had a visible, public failure in Operations Management? How do you characterize and explain that failure?

Hint 1: See the text for OM fail examples.

Hint 2: Consider Key Challenges in OM—some companies handle these well and some do not.

HINT: 

Here’s a hint: break down the Operations and Supply Chain Processes (p.80) into component parts: 1. Planning 2. Sourcing 3. Making 4. Delivering 5. Returning. Then think of some notable business failures: Kodak, Sears, Blockbuster, Digital Equipment Corporation; Segway; Yahoo; JC Penny. Unfortunately, there are many more examples. 

In almost all cases of these business failures, the company fell down, underperformed, or neglected one or more of those 5 key areas. Built into a company’s Operations Management (OM) System should be analytic data capture points that help the company do “the right things (effectiveness).” Many of these companies, like dinosaurs, failed to adapt to a changing business environment, new technologies and shifting market demand. Why didn’t Blockbuster become the next Netflix? At some point, I think we will find in the companies history and OM failure–staying with a shrinking market and outmoded technology rather than adapting to change successfully. 

SHOULD BE 1 FULL PAGE + REFERENCE

The symbols of your life

Unit 6 DB: The symbols of your life

Unit 6 DB: The symbols of your lifeInitial response: Henry and Walker provide stories that include symbols that are life-changing for the protagonist(s). In two or more well-developed paragraphs, answer the following prompts:

  • Choose a symbol from either “The Gift of the Magi” or “Everyday Use” and discuss what significance this symbol had to you as the reader (an example of this would be the combs Jim gave to Della and a discussion about a precious gift that you received or gave).  Use text examples in this section.
  • If someone were to write your life story, what symbol would be present and why?  How does this symbol represent you?   You can attach a picture of your symbol (an example of this might be a baby blanket from your childhood, or a baseball from your first game). 

What strategies can you encourage parents to use to help protect children of color

Many of you may have an interest or are already working with children and families in this profession. This often will include providing services to children of color including bicultural children. Parents of children of color must create a safe environment in which their children can grow up despite racism. You learned from your readings this is called creating a buffer zone. Think about some of the challenges these families face and steps you can take to assist.

Please respond to the following:

What strategies can you encourage parents to use to help protect children of color from negative attitudes and stereotypes, increase their self-worth, and prepare them for racism?

What additional suggestions would you offer to parents with bicultural children and white adopted parents of children of color?

Describe your personal challenges and ways to overcome working with:

Racial/ethnic differences of children and families of color.

Children who report feeling different in their life experiences.

Clients voicing feelings that they experience you as different from them.

n developing your expertise in transnational organized crime (TOC) you will be writing a series of research papers

Oceana  Assignment

Research Paper Assignment Instructions

Overview

In developing your expertise in transnational organized crime (TOC) you will be writing a series of research papers. All together the writing contained in all these papers combined would be quite significant project! You will find that in some modules, the research papers mimic our readings with respect to subject matter and some modules, the research papers do not mimic the reading. Again, the goal of these research papers is to stretch the depth and breadth of your knowledge. You should feel well prepared to teach a course in TOCs after completing this course. The research papers and PowerPoints you create could serve as the basis for such class. Additionally, you will find that this course and the course CJUS701 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems complement each other very well.

Instructions

·        Each research paper should be a minimum of 6 to 8 pages.

·        The vast difference in page count is because some countries and/or crime/topics are quite easy to study and some countries and/or crime/topics have very limited information.

·        In some instances, there will be a plethora of information and you must use skilled writing to maintain proper page count. 

·        Please keep in mind that this is doctoral level analysis and writing – you are to take the hard-earned road – the road less travelled – the scholarly road in forming your paper.

·        The paper must use current APA style, and the page count does not include the title page, abstract, reference section, or any extra material.

·        The minimum elements of the paper are listed below.

·        You must use a minimum of 8 recent (some countries/crimes/topics may have more recent research articles than others), relevant, and academic (peer review journals preferred and professional journals allowed if used judiciously) sources, at least 2 sources being the Holy Bible, and one recent (some countries/crime/topics have more recent than others) news article.  Books may be used but are considered “additional: sources beyond the stated minimums. You may use .gov sources as your recent, relevant, and academic sources if the writing is academic in nature (authored works). You may also use United Nations and Whitehouse.gov documents as academic documents.

·        Again, this paper must reflect graduate level research and writing style.  If you need to go over the maximum page count you must obtain professor permission in advance! Please reference the Research Paper Rubric when creating your research paper.

These are minimum guidelines – you may expand the topics covered in your papers.

1)     Begin your paper with a brief analysis of the following elements:

a.      Country analysis

                                                                 i.      Introduction to the country

                                                               ii.      People and society of the country

                                                             iii.      What is the basic government structure?

2)     Analyze the nature of organized crime in the assigned area (you may narrow the scope of your analysis through your introduction or thesis statement if needed)

3)     Analyze the impact of organized crime in the assigned area on the government.

4)     Briefly propose policies that may be helpful in mitigating organized crime in the assigned area.

5)     A Holy Bible comparison/analysis of the nature of the organized crime system, the impact on the country, or your proposed policy to mitigate the system.     

The following is an outline of the minimum points to be covered in your paper – Crime Typology Topics:

These are minimum guidelines – you may expand the topics covered in your papers… 

1)     Analyze the nature of assigned crime/issue with respect to (at a minimum):

a.      Scope of the crime/issue

b.      Financial impact – if possible

c.      Human impact – if possible

d.      Analysis of various countries laws dealing with the crime/issue.

2)     Briefly propose policies that may be helpful in mitigating the crime/topic on a specific country or transnational scale.

3)     A Holy Bible comparison/analysis of the crime/topic        

Textbooks

Albanese & Reichel Transnational Organized crime chaper 7

Albanese and Reichel Handbook of Transnational  Crime Chapter 11

Using Visual Aids

Using Visual Aids

Appropriately incorporating visual aids is one of the most challenging aspect of public speaking. First, you must decide if your voice carries a message more powerfully than a visual. If you decide a visual is imperative, what type of visual aid will you use and how will you practice deploying it effectively within your speech? Please watch the following TED Talk by Salman Khan, creator of Khan academy. After viewing the presentation, answer the following questions.

https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/talks-and-interviews/talks-and-interviews-unit/conversations-with-sal/v/salman-khan-talk-at-ted-2011-from-ted-com

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

  1. How do you feel Khan’s slides impacted his audience’s ability to process the material he was speaking about? In your opinion, did the use of these visuals improve – or damage – the speech? Why?
  2. Have you ever been in a lecture or meeting and been bored to death by a slide presentation? What is the difference between a great slideshow and a horrible one? What is the purpose of a slideshow?
  3. If you were designing a slideshow for this speech, what images would you want to include? Why?
  4. Is it possible that the power of the spoken word can be lessened by visuals? Do you feel there are occasions when words should stand alone? Give an example.

Campaign for Political Advocacy

Please see questions below and address appropriately. This is a Doctorate level writing. 2.5 pages or more. APA format. At least 2 references (must be withing 5yrs)

Zero plagiarism

Tittle: Campaign for Political Advocacy

This week we focused on healthcare policy initiatives and ways in which nurses can advocate and influence change. For our discussion, please complete the following:

  1. Identify a healthcare issue within your community and explain the issue to your class colleagues. 

2. Describe the type of healthcare policy you would advocate for in an effort to change this issue. 
3. What type of campaign would you need to launch in order to gather a network of support? 
4. Compose a Tweet that describes what you have shared with your class colleagues. Remember, Twitter only allows for 140 characters so you will need to be concise.

You may use one of thses healthcare issues:

-Tobaco use

-Mental health and substance abuse

Supplemental reading:

Kullgren, J. T., Cliff, E. Q., Krenz, C., West, B. T., Levy, H., Fendrick, A. M., & Fagerlin, A. (2018). Consumer behaviors among individuals enrolled in high-deductible health plans in the United States. (Links to an external site.) JAMA internal medicine178(3), 424-426. https://doi.org/ 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.6622

Wilson, S. (2018). Family Medicine for America’s Health—4 Years Later, Heading into the future (Links to an external site.)Family Medicine50(5), 399-402 http:// 10.22454/FamMed.2018.255823.

Young, J. (2019). An educational strategy to inform legislators and nurses about the professional nursing role (Links to an external site.)The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing50(4), 150-152. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20190319-04

Orientation describe both short-term and longer-term socialization processes

Jill has accepted a position as a business consultant in your company. She has an MBA and five years of experience as a business consultant.  Jill was happy at her previous job, but was drawn to your company by promises of high visibility consulting assignments, fast-track promotional opportunities, a higher salary, and performance-based bonuses.

On Jill’s first day, she is greeted by the department’s administrative assistant, who profusely apologizes that Jill’s manager will be unable to meet with her until 11:00 a.m. The manager is in a meeting that is running longer than expected.  The administrative assistant escorts Jill to her new office and gives her a stack of papers to complete. She tells Jill that she will be back in about an hour, and shows Jill the restroom and the break room before she hurries back to her cubicle.

Jill looks around her office and notices that she has no supplies. There is a computer on the desk, but she doesn’t have a password and can’t find any instructions for how to log on.  Using her own pen, Jill completes the forms in about 15 minutes. As she’s working, a few people pass by her office, but no one stops to greet her and since they all seem rushed, Jill doesn’t introduce herself. After about an hour, Jill’s manager comes into the office. The manager apologizes for not being available to greet Jill and hands her four large binders, one for each project Jill will be working on. The manager tells Jill she should spend the remainder of the day reading the content in the bindersand preparing for a meeting the next morning, when she will present her ideas for how to proceed in each of the projects. The manager also gives Jill a list of 10 online orientation courses and tells her that in accordance with human resources policy she must complete all 10 within the next two weeks.  Unfortunately, since the IT department is backlogged, it might take a day or two to get Jill access to the system. In the meantime, the manager suggests that Jill keep herself busy by reading the projectbinders and introducing herself to her colleagues. The manager tells Jill that there is a deli across the street where she can have lunch, and that the human resources department is located on the third floor.  Someone from HR will take care of the paperwork Jill completed and make sure she gets her employee ID; HR will also give Jill a tour of the facility.  The manager then rushes off to another meeting before Jill can ask any questions.  

Jill makes her way to the third floor, where she is directed to a classroom filled with rows of computer terminals.  Although there are three new hires from other departments present, no one from HR is there to greet her.  After about five minutes, an HR representative comes into the room, boots up the computer, introduces himself, and proceeds to read from a series of PowerPoint slides.  He answers some questions but is unable to answer all of Jill’s questions, such as the effective date for her benefits.  Once he finishes his presentation, he introduces a representative from the IT Department, then leaves the room.  The IT representative also uses a PowerPoint presentation and rushes through key information, including how to log into the system and how to connect desktop computers to the shared printer.  The IT representative tells the employees that all of the information she has presented is available on the company’s intranet.  When she finishes her presentation, she tells the new employees to return to their departments.

Jill goes back to her department.  Two of her new co-workers stop by her office and invite her to lunch.  During lunch they warn Jill that it can take a long time to get access to the different computer systems she will need to do her work and tell her she should make daily phone calls to Tech Support.  They also tell her that if she has any questions about her consulting assignments, she should ask one of them, because the manager is fairly new and still doesn’t really know the company’s processes and systems.

After lunch, Jill returns to her office and asks the administrative assistant for a company directory or a departmental contact list.  The administrative assistant tells Jill that all contact information is available on the company intranet and that she had called Tech Support to ask them to put a rush on getting access for Jill. She assures Jill that she will have access to the intranet within 24 hours; however, it will take longer to get her access to the project management system and the expense reporting system.  Jill goes back to her office and begins reading the project binders so she can prepare for the morning meeting with her boss.

Six Months Later

Jill is struggling to learn the corporate culture, the consulting methods used by the company, and the performance expectations of her job. Her manager and her peers are all very busy and while they willingly answer any questions she asks, no one volunteers any information, so Jill learns a lot by trial and error, or just watching others.  She has decided to start looking for another job. She is not the only one to do so. In fact, turnover of business consultants at your company is at an all-time high. The cost of recruiting, hiring, and developing consultants who resign within six months is negatively affecting the company’s bottom line. In addition, clients are beginning to complain about having to get used to a new consultant every six months or so and several have threatened to take their business to another firm.  The president of the company has asked the director of human resources to investigate the high turnover and create astrategy for retaining these highly paid, talented employees.

Your Role in the Scenario

You are the manager of the training department.  You report to the director of human resources, who discussed the president’s concerns in a staff meeting with the department heads in the human resources division.  You and the other department heads have been asked to provide recommendations to address the turnover issue. 

Last week, you and the manager of the recruitment and staffing department collaborated to conduct a needs assessment by (1) holding focus group meetings with consultants who have been with the company for less than one year, (2) interviewing the managers of these new consultants, and (3) examining exit interview data fromconsultants who left the company in the past two years. You discovered a theme in the data: current and former consultants did not feel supported in their first few months of hire.  Instead, they spent much of their time trying to learn the company’s policies and procedures and trying to get access to the different systems.  As a result, they made mistakes, missed deadlines, and had to rewrite reports that didn’t conform to company guidelines.  The managers you interviewed wanted their new consultants to quickly reach high levels of productivity, but they didn’t know how to help the new consultants learn what they needed to know.

You believe the company should invest in creating aformal onboarding program for newly hired consultants. The director of human resources is intrigued by your idea but wants to know more.  How much will such a program cost?  How will the company know if it is effective?

YOUR TASK

Your task is to create a proposal for an onboarding program (also known as an orientation or organizational entry and socialization program) for new consultants in your company. Although you may be tempted to create an onboarding program for all new employees, for purposes of this assignment you should limit your proposal to new consultants only.  

The term “orientation” is often used to describe both short-term and longer-term socialization processes. For purposes of this assignment, we will use the following definition of onboarding: “a strategic process used to attract and engage new employees, reinforce their job selection, acclimate them to the corporate culture, and help them to get to meaningful contribution levels as efficiently as possible” (Lamb, 2011, p. 58).

Your proposal should be 10-15 double spaced pages in length, excluding the cover page, reference list, and any optional appendixes. Please use one inch margins and a font size of at least 11 points; please do not include any spaces between paragraphs.  You must include a minimum of 10 references in your proposal. You should cite scholarly sources published within the last 10 years.  Please note that the websites of consulting firms are not appropriate sources.  There are several articles in the eReserves area (located in the Course Resources module) of our classroom will give you a head start on your research.  I strongly recommend that you use the UMUC library to search for additional appropriate articles.

Your proposal must include the following elements (not necessarily in this order; feel free to organize your proposal in a way that makes sense to you): 

• A cover memo from you (the manager of training) to your boss (the director of human resources) that clearly outlines the problem and describes why an onboarding program for new consultants will address the problem.  • An overview of the program, including the objective(s), length, and location of the program (see the Week 5materials on writing objectives).• Descriptions of:o the elements of the program, the content to be covered, and the training methods to be used.o the length of time (hours, days, weeks, months) for each segment of the program.o specific methods to ensure transfer of learning (see Week 4 materials).o the person or group responsible for each segment of the program.o your plan for evaluating the program, including the specific outcomes to be measured and methods for measuring them (see Week 6 materials).  o estimated costs associated with developing and implementing the program, such costs for materials, guest speakers, facilities, etc. • A properly formatted reference list.  Please use APA format for all citations, quotations, and references.

You may include a table or chart that provides a visual overview your proposed program.  Put such supplemental materials in clearly labeled appendixes following your reference list (tables and charts do not count toward the page length requirement).  Support your recommendations about program, including content, length, and methods, with citations from your research about best practices in onboardingprograms.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Feel free to give the company a name and to make up details about the composition of the HR function.  If you are assuming that the company already has certain elements for an onboarding program in place, make sure you describe those elements.  For example, you can decide that the company already has technology in place that you will use in your proposed onboarding program.

Your proposal will have more impact if you provide an estimate of how much the turnover of consultants costs the company.  Below are links to turnover cost calculatorsyou can use to estimate these costs:

https://us.drakeintl.com/clients/tms/the-cost-of-turnover-calculator/?ux=3469

https://www.adeccousa.com/employers/resources/cost-of-turnover-calculator/

For purposes of this assignment, you may estimate costs for the program using realistic made up numbers.  You can decide how much consultants in the company earn, the cost of buying off-the-shelf training programs, the cost of a new HRIS system, etc.  If you want more realistic numbers, training program vendor sites, such as http://www.crmlearning.com/, are a good source of information about off-the-shelf training program costs. What is important is that you identify the total cost for developing and implementing your program.

BIO 3190 Individual Projects

EBIO 3190 Individual Projects


Your individual project will compose 20% of your overall course grade. The project will
focus on current challenges the ocean is facing as a result of anthropogenic
(human-based) activity.
The goals of this project are to (1) gain a wide breadth of knowledge about many
current issues and then (2) take an in-depth look at one issue in particular.
There are three requirements for your project and grades are broken down as follows:
20% Summary of textbook material (general conditions)
30% Summary of primary literature (5 sources) and works cited
50% Final paper (must include internal citations and the 5 topics listed below)

  1. Summary of Reading Material: 20% of project grade
    Please read the excerpt, “The Impact of Humans on the Marine Environment” (linked in
    the assignment page). Then write a summary of the reading that is 250 words
    maximum. Consider which topic you’d like to choose to research further for your
    individual project from the list below, OR come up with your own topic based on what
    you are interested in (must OK with me first).
    Potential Topics:
  2. Pollution & Microplastics
  3. Changing Temperatures & Bleaching
  4. Ocean Acidification
  5. Coastal Development
  6. Algal Blooms
  7. Noise Pollution
  8. Offshore Development
  9. Illegal / Unregulated / Over-Fishing
  10. Abandoned Fishing Equipment
    10.Habitat Destruction
    11.Sea Level Rise
    12.Tourism
    *Come up with your own topic! (subject to approval)
  11. Reference Summaries and Works Cited List: 30% of project grade
    Students are required to utilize 5 original peer-reviewed (scientific journal ONLY)
    sources. Books and popular material (blogs, media outlets, etc) are not allowed. Each
    source should be summarized in 200 words or less, and then a works cited should be
    created in MLA format (guide can be found on Canvas) and listed at the end of the final
    paper (below).
  12. Final Paper: 50% of project grade
    Students will write a final paper on their chosen topic. Each paper MUST contain the
    following content:
  13. Source/history of the challenge – how did it begin / what provoked it?
  14. Evolution of the problem – how has it changed / worsened / improved over time?
  15. Damage done / potential future damage – what resulted from the issue?
  16. Research on the challenge – brief overview of studies surrounding the issue.
  17. Solutions / advancements to ameliorate the issue
    Papers should be no more than 750 words, and must contain internal citations
    (instructions in same MLA guide on canvas that should be used for works cited).
    All requirements should be combined into a single PDF file and uploaded through
    Canvas.
    The order should be as follows:
  18. Reading summary
  19. Journal article summaries
  20. Final paper
  21. Works cited