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College Entrance

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earliest childhood I have been fascinated with architecture. Even as a little child working with crayons and magic markers, I was drawing buildings and bridges while other children drew family members, animals and flowers. My favorite toys were Legos and building blocks, and unlike many boys my age, my pleasure was always in constructing and never in demolition. I pursued the art of building throughout my childhood, and by the time I was in middle school I already knew that I wanted to be an architect. It should be no surprise, then, that when I informally began my college search a few years ago, Ball State University quickly distinguished itself in my mind as a school whose architecture and design programs would help me succeed in my life goals.

I have always stayed focused on my goal to become a great architect and a credit to my family and school.…… [Read More]

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University of Cambridge International Examinations Cambridge International

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University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Diploma In Management

Higher Professional Level

All work submitted for assessment must be accompanied by an Assignment Cover Sheet. Fill in your Candidate and Module details on this form, sign the declaration and attach this Cover Sheet to the front of your work. Your tutor or responsible person at your centre must sign the declaration that this is all your own work. You must state the number of words in your assignment, excluding bibliography and appendices.

CIE Unique Candidate Identifier

Centre No

Cand No

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Candidate Name

Alaa Eddin Al Jabban

Indicate which module the enclosed work relates to by ticking the box in the last column.

Module Code

Module Title

Core/Option

Assessment Method

Management Skills

Core

Management File

Financial Management

Core

4000-word assignment

Information Systems Management

Core

4000-word assignment

Strategic Management

Core

4000-word assignment

Human Resource Planning

Option

4000-word assignment

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What Is Test Validity? (2011). Retrieved from http://professionals.collegeboard.com/higher-ed/validity/aces/handbook/test-validity
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Universities and Colleges It Has

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Part 2

Universities and colleges have been described as 'loosely coupled systems...'

"What does this mean to you based on the readings?" loosely coupled system is one that only occasionally works, and sometimes produces unpredictable results. Given the disparate goals and social elements of the modern university, a university is clearly such a loosely coupled system. Students come wanting a degree to get a good job and may have to take liberal arts courses they dislike, professors who want to research must teach students with little interest in deeper, critical thinking about life, the university community is diverse and brings together teachers, students, and administrators with different backgrounds and views of the purpose of life and education -- and sometimes students, faculty, and administrators use their position for social change, other times college is simply a place to 'fill time.'

Student organizations, social and extracurricular, may have different interests than…… [Read More]

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Quinnipiac University Admissions

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pursuit of my MBA and CFA certification, is why I am interested in the business and financial world. My answer is not an academic one, but one rooted in the knowledge of how a failure to engage in appropriate financial planning can have an impact that ripples throughout one's family. I began my college education by attending Hudson County Community College (HCCC), where I initially majored in engineering. However, like many people in my age group who come from less affluent beginnings, I was unable to devote myself full-time to my studies. In addition to having the responsibility of paying for my own education, I also felt responsibility to help support my family. As a result, I did not have the time or attention that I needed to devote to my studies. My grades suffered and, in reality, I was in danger of becoming a college dropout. This would have…… [Read More]

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University Community the Culture of

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My itinerary focuses on the world of finance -- the complex world in which numbers, business, and events coalesce with moral and ethical philosophies to help guide the world forward. Particularly in this chronological time, in which people have become jaded and cynical about this world, my experience and desire to provide more than just numerical analysis to my education provides me with the opportunity to interact with a university community and then take those experiences into other situations that will benefit from a broader viewpoint.

Johann von Goethe once noted, "Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world." Thus, conviviality within an academic community, while not easy, helps round out and shape the nature of a university community. This community may not share ethnicity, cultural heritage, or even primary languages, but it does share something that…… [Read More]

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Applications Decision Models Supply Chain Management How

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Applications Decision Models Supply Chain Management

How will emerging web-based technologies and decision models change supply chains in the future? The response to this question has incredible stakes. It is projected that the Internet has the prospect to capture more than $1 trillion from the $7 trillion spent every year on mechanisms, supplies, and services globally (USA Today, 2008, p. BI). How this will occur is a high-priority subject in many industries and companies at the moment. In this paper, I endeavor to develop our indulgent of this serious issue by developing a conceptual framework for how supply-chain companies may react to emerging technologies in order to make competitive leeway's. The model suggests that one method by which buyers and suppliers can together perk up their competitive position is to study how to intelligently incorporate the new technologies into their day by day activities and methods. This can be done…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Clark, K.B., and T. Fujimoto. Product Development Performance. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2001.

Eppinger, Steven D., Daniel E. Whitney Robert P. Smith, and David Gebala. 'Model-Based Method for Organizing Tasks in Product Development. Research in Engineering Design. 2006, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 1-13.

Fleischer, M., and J. Liker. Concurrent Engineering Effectiveness: Integrating Product Development across Organizations. Cincinnati, OH: Hanser Gardner, 2009.

Horovitz, B. Fast-Food Giant's New Plan: Hot, Juicy Made to Order. USA Today. Feb. 20, 2008, pp. B1-B2.
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Applications Interaction to Meet the Standards an

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Applications Interaction

To meet the standards, an application, either has all the accessibility features built in, or it has to be compatible with assistive technology (Software Applications and Operating Systems (1194.21), 2001). In order to function together, the application and the operating system must be compatible. Software that is designed to run on an operating system is executable with the keyboard where the functions discern the text. The keyboard accesses the program's controls and functions. All actions are labeled or identified as text and must be executable from the keyboard.

The accounting software has to be compatible with the operating system to run smoothly and without disrupting other features and programs. The application program interface is the way programs communicate with each other with the input and output devices. The application and the operating system communicate with the input and output that creates the compatibility between the two. The application…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Software Applications and Operating Systems (1194.21). (2001, June 21). Retrieved from access-board.gov: http://access-board.gov/sec508/guide/1194.21.htm
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Application Process Improvement Models Organizations Systems a

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Application Process Improvement Models Organizations Systems

A clinical practice improvement initiative

The strategy of treating patients with dementia must be dependent on a thorough neurological, psychiatric, and general therapeutic assessment of the nature and causes of the cognitive setbacks and related non-cognitive symptoms, in the setting of a strong collaboration with the patient and family. It is crucial to distinguish and treat general medical conditions, notably delirium, that may be answerable for or contribute to dementia symptoms (Ferrara, 2010).

Currently, the organization is embracing the Progressing evaluation strategy. This approach focuses on incorporating occasional monitoring of the advancement and development of cognitive and non-cognitive psychiatric and how they respond to intervention. With the end goal to provide prompt medication, improve patient safety, and provide convenient advice to the patient and family, it is ordinarily fundamental to see patients in routine follow-up at regular intervals. Frequent patient visits such as once…… [Read More]

References

Baur, C. (2011). Calling the nation to act: Implementing the national action plan to improve health literacy. Nursing Outlook, 59(2), 63-69.

Ferrara, L.R. (2010). Integrating evidence-based practice with educational theory in clinical practice for nurse practitioners: Bridging the theory practice gap. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 24(4), 213-216.

Grant, B., Colello, S., Riehle, M., & Dende, D. (2010). An evaluation of the nursing practice environment and successful change management using the new generation Magnet Model. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(3), 326-331. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01076.x

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bonin, J.-P., Lesage, A., Farand, L., Lavigne, G.L., & Trudel, J. (2011). Implementation of diagnosis-related mental health problems: Impact on health care providers. Health Care Manager, 30(1), 30(1): 4-14 (50 ref). doi:10.1097/HCM.0b013e3182078a95
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University of Virginia School of

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That experience also helped me understand the importance of sound economic and financial forecasting and the intimate connection between politics and economics at virtually every conceivable level.

Having already had the chance to study economics at the college level, I have greatly appreciated its logical rigor and the technical processes involved in accounting for unknown variables throughout the realm of business management and financial planning. As a business student majoring in Accounting, I have been intrigued by the intersection of business and the complex mathematical tools used to model and explain everyday phenomena in meaningful quantifiable terms. I realize that as the world of modern business (in particular) becomes increasingly globalized, the complexity of business and financial forecasting become only that much more challenging.

My hope is to further my understanding of business concepts as a student at the University of Virginia, School of Commerce and to use that opportunity…… [Read More]

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Application and Integration of Aacn Synergy Care Model in Clinical Practice

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Application and Integration of AACN Synergy Care

Model In Clinical Practice

Application and Integration of AACN Synergy Care model in Clinical Practice

Objective of this paper is to discuss the integration and application of AACN Synergy Care model in Clinical Practice. The paper discusses the background of the model, philosophical underpinning the model is based and strategic knowledge used to formulate the model to enhance greater understanding on the application of the model in clinical practice.

Synopsis of the Theory's Background

American Association of Critical Care's (AACN) is based on the mutual advantages that patients and families would drive from the nurse's competencies. The core concept of AACN is that the needs and characteristics of patients and the family will be influenced by the competencies and characteristics of nurses. In early 1990s, leaders of AACN embarked on journey to define a new model that would guide nursing practice and ultimately…… [Read More]

References

AACN Certification Corporation (2012).The Synergy Model in Practice .American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

AACN (2012). The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care. American Association of Critical-Care Nurse.

AACN (2012). AACN Standard for establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environment. A Journey to Excellence. American, Journal of Critical Care. 14(3): 187-197.

AACN Certification Corporation (2012). About AACN Certification Corporation. American Association of Critical-Care Nurse.
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College Education I Believe Is

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Within the field of psychology, I hope to qualify as a marriage counselor - a decision I made after I experienced the pain of my parents' divorce and subsequent break up of my family. For it was at this time that I realized the important role that family plays in an individual's sense of psychological well-being.

As a first step to achieving my career ambition and dream, I plan to attend the University of Findlay, from where I hope to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, followed by a Master's Degree. However, I find that the assistance of a scholarship would go a long way in helping me achieve my educational and career goals. I am, therefore, applying for a scholarship with the sincere hope that my request will be given due consideration.… [Read More]

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University of Central Florida Ucf

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Some notable alumni of UCF are today successful managers, entrepreneurs as well as professionals in their own right. Others like Dick Batchelor and Bruce Antone, both of whom at one point served as Florida's State Representatives, have held senior public offices. By seeking to undertake a graduate program at UCF; I will be looking forward to joining the ever expanding list of notable UCF graduates. Also, as an alumnus of UCF, I will in addition to flying the institution's flag high also have a chance to excel in the various facets of life given the skills I will have gleaned from a world-class team of staff, faculty as well as administrators at UCF.

My Five and Ten-Year Career Objectives

I have several objectives I seek to accomplish both in the short-term and in the long run. Quite a number of these objectives are pegged on my completing of the MBA…… [Read More]

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College Students and Alcohol Use

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Psychosocial factors, such as depression, anxiety and social support, also induce drinking. This study confirmed that social cognitive factors drove college students to report on their own drinking. Psychosocial motives drove them to do so only at 1%. Social support was the only significant psychosocial predictor. The awareness of both the positive and negative consequences of drinking was quite likely behind the willingness of college students to report on their own drinking. This implied that drinking was a deliberate and conscious decision on their part. Heavy drinkers viewed their drinking as something negative in that they perceived themselves as having reduced control over it. Peer norms were also found to be an important predictor of drinking as a perceived norm and behavior, which supports drinking. Parental drinking norms also surfaced, although not as strong as the preceding predictors (Kuther & Temoshin).

Environmental Policies

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barnett, N. et al. (2008). Profiles of college students mandated to alcohol intervention.

Journal of Studies on Alcohol: Alcohol Research Documentation, Inc. Retrieved on May 20, 2009 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb6378/is_5_69/ai_n29473218/?tag=content;col1

Black, J.M.; Ausherman, J.A.; Kandaka, T.L.; Lam, E.T. C; and Jurjevic, S. C (2004).

Urban university students' knowledge of alcohol and drinking. American Journal of Health Studies: University of Alabama Department of Health Services. Retrieved on May 20, 2009 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_mOCTG/is_2_19/ai_n6361765/?tag=content;col1
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College Sports and Recreational Activities Are Traditionally

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College sports and recreational activities are traditionally dominated by men. Although there have been dramatic increases in women's involvement in sports at the college level, men continue to make up the majority of the participants and spectators of events and activities. The availability of high-quality recreational facilities for athletic training as well as general fitness and maintenance is necessary and integral to sports programs in colleges. It may be assumed that these types of facilities are mostly utilized by men due to their predominant participation in sports and recreation activities.

Even though participation in campus sports and recreational activities still involves men more than women, this doesn't necessarily mean that men value the importance of sports and recreation in college more than women. Milton (1998) was interested in this concept and investigated beliefs among men and women in college as to whether the development of new, high-quality sports and recreation…… [Read More]

Reference

Milton, P. (1998). Female and male prioritization of the availability of campus recreational facilities. National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Journal, 22(2), 30-1.
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App Fallacy a Columnist New York University's

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App Fallacy," a columnist New York University's Washington Square News argues wisdom Common Application college application process. You read essay college newspaper; opportunity responds.

The fallacy of "The Common App Fallacy"

The Common Application is a standardized application that makes it very easy for college students to apply to a multitude of schools, all of which use its basic format. A student merely has to fill out the forms associated with the Common Application once and then can send the form electronically to a wide range of institutions spanning from Cornell University to the University of Miami to The College of New Jersey. According to NYU student Damon Beres, it has made it too easy to apply to college, particularly competitive colleges, with a touch of a 'send' button. Beres cites statistics which indicate only a very tiny minority of highly qualified students are able to get into the Harvards…… [Read More]

Work Cited

Beres, Damon. "The Common App Fallacy." Washington Square News, 22 Jan 2008:1-2.
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Interaction Between SES and College Performance Zwick

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Interaction between SES and College Performance

Zwick, R. & Himelfarb, I. (2011). The effect of high school socioeconomic status on the predictive validity of SAT scores and high school grade-point average. Journal of Educational Measurement, 48(2), 101-121.

African-American (AA) and Latino students underperform other racial groups during their first year of college if SAT scores are used in the prediction formula. The reasons for this are unknown, although socioeconomic status (SES) is suspected.

The current study was undertaken to evaluate whether an SES index could improve the predictive performance of a formula incorporating high school grade-point averages (HSGPAs) and SAT scores.

Objectives

Evaluate the value of including a SES correction factor in the formula used for predicting first-year college grade-point average (FGPA) performance, for the purpose of correcting for errors introduced by the suspected racially-insensitive HSGPAs. The predictive value of the SAT score in relation to SES will also be…… [Read More]

Zwick, R., & Green, J.G. (2007). New perspectives on the correlation of SAT scores, high school grades, and socioeconomic factors. Journal of Educational Measurement, 44, 23 -- 45.

Zwick, R., & Himelfarb, I. (2009, April). The effect of high school quality on the predictive validity of SAT scores and high school grade-point average. Presented by I. Himelfarb at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.

Zwick, R., & Schlemer, L. (2004). SAT validity for linguistic minorities at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 25(2), 6 -- 16.
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Community College Success Programs Social

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(Rosow, 1994, p. 797)

From this review there is a clear sense that success with regard to community college students is determined by their ability to successfully complete the first term of study, as well as by their ability to receive financial aide that adequately covers costs. Additionally, offering culturally diverse social interactions through both official and unofficial means also assists the minority student in achieving success through peer relations and potentially through recognition of role models.

In an experimental group establishing a residential learning community overall success in academic performance as well as satisfaction of first year attendance was achieved by students in this group. The group set out to establish early connections in college through a collective that allowed them greater opportunity for peer and mentor access, a situation that would likely greatly benefit the Latino student, inside or outside the Hispanic college community. (Johnson & Romanoff, 1999,…… [Read More]

References

Baltimore, L. (1995). Collaboratives: Helping Hispanic students succeed. Thought & Action, 11, pp. 67-85.

Byrd, K.L., & Macdonald, G. (2005). Defining College Readiness from the Inside Out: First-Generation College Student Perspectives. Community College Review, 33(1), 22.

Chavez, L. (1991). Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation. New York: Basic Books.

Dembo, M.H. (2000). Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success a Self-Management Approach. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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Return on College Quality IT's

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"Attending a college with a 100 point higher average SAT is associated with 3to 7% higher earnings later in life." (e.g., Kane, 1998, cited by Dale, and Krueger 1999, 1) as higher education constitutes up 40% of total U.S. educational expenditures, understanding "the impact of selective colleges on students' labor market outcomes is central for understanding the role of human capital," Dale, and Krueger (1999, 1) stress.

Previous literature cited by Dale, and Krueger (1999, 1) includes work by "Hunt (1963), Solnion (1973), Wales (1973), Solmon and Wachtel (1975), and Wise (1975),...Brewer and Ehrenberg (1996), Behrman et al. (1996), Daniel (1997), Kane (1998), and others." c. BACKGROUND:

To remove the effect of unobserved characteristics that influence college admission, this study considers information on the set of colleges where students were accepted and rejected.

A difficulty interpreting past estimates a many estimates of the effect of college quality on students' subsequent…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Black, Dan a. And Smith, Jeffrey June. 2003. "How Robust is the Evidence on the Effects of College Quality? Evidence from Matching?" http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/economics/centres/cibc/.

Brewer, Dominic J., Eide, Eric R., and Ehrenberg, Ronald G. Does it Pay to Attend an Elite Private College? Cross-Cohort Evidence on the Effects of College Type on Earnings the Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 34, No. 1. (Winter, 1999), pp. 104-123. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022166X%28199924%2934%3A1%3C104%3ADIPTA%3E2.0. O%3B2-F.

Cohn, Elchanan, Cohn, Sharon, Balch, Donald C., and Bradley, James Jr. 2004. Determinants of undergraduate GPAs: SAT scores, high-school GPA and high-school rank. Department of Economics, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC.

Dale, Stacy Berg and Krueger, Alan B. (1999). Estimating the Payoff to Attending a More Selective College: An Application of Selection on Observables and un-observables.
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Bakke v Regents of the University of California

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Bakke v. Regents of the University of California

The so-called Bakke decision was the earliest in which the United States Supreme Court addressed affirmative action. The case certainly did not mean and end to the issues involved, and there have been several attempts to overturn the Bakke decision since. It has been referred to as a reverse discrimination case, and it was of great import when it was decided in the late 1970s after nearly a decade of affirmative action to bring more blacks and members of other minorities into the mainstream of work and academic life through programs of recruitment and special assistance to redress historical imbalances and discrimination. The issue of affirmative action remains a difficult one for Americans to this day. Affirmative action is often characterized as a quota system, though quotas need not be part of affirmative action at all. The Bakke case was an early…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bresler, Robert J. "The Courts Close in on the Diversity Rationale." USA Today Magazine 130(2680)(January 2002), 13.

Burka, Paul. "Fight Bakke." Texas Monthly 24(5)(May 1996), 228.

Gose, Ben. "Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of a Decision That Cited 'Bakke' to Defend Affirmative Action." Chronicle of Higher Education 47(39)(6 June 2001), A24.

Gratz v. Bollinger (122 F. Supp.2d 811 [E.D. Mich. Dec. 13, 2000]).
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Classroom Management Theories and Application

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fresh student groups enrolling in education, constant evolutions in student affairs systems are needed for meeting the unique requirements of students. Student affairs practitioners are required to make student transition easier through adoption of programs and policies that aid transition. Students face challenges when moving between educational levels. Recent literature has focused greatly on this topic, as transition is apparently related to 'mental health crises' among students (Eisner, 2011). Students unable to deal with such transition find it hard to complete their degrees/diplomas and achieve educational requirements for enjoying civic and economic security (Bonanni, 2015, p. 1-2; Conley, Kirsch, Dickson, & Bryant, 2014; Mattanah, Ayers, Brand, & Brooks, 2010; Eisner, 2011). Generally, educational institutions' environment, culture, expectations, and structure differ across the nation. But implementation of transition initiatives in school can promote student success. College and high school leaders can collaborate and aid student success. Systems and programs have been…… [Read More]

References

Bonanni, M. (2015). In Transition: Examining Students with Learning Disabilities' Transition from High School to College Through Schlossberg's Transition Theory. Theses and Dissertations.

Brown, K. M., & Anafara, V.A. (2001). Competing perspectives on advisory programs: Mingling or meddling in middle school? Research in Middle Level Education Annual, 24, 1-22.

Cossy, L. S. (2014). Transition and Thriving in University: A Grounded Theory of the Transition Experiences and Conceptions of Thriving of a Selection of Undergraduate Students at Western University. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 2531.

Conley, C. S., Kirsch, A. C., Dickson, D. A., & Bryant, F. B. (2014). Negotiating the Transition to College: Developmental Trajectories and Gender Differences in Psychological Functioning, Cognitive-Affective Strategies, and Social Well-Being. Emerging Adulthood, 1-16. doi: 10.1177/2167696814521808
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University Is as Fr Lawton Believes a

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university is, as Fr. Lawton believes, a sacred place where you find "your imagination, develop your skills, and enrich your compassion," then it has an enormous task in the world as we know it today. In the world as we know it today, the very term sacred is on the endangered species list. And yet, sacred is perhaps the underpinning of it all.

There are any number of vaguely similar definitions of sacred in any number of dictionaries. The one that I think applies best here is this one:

regarded with the same respect and reverence accorded holy things; venerated; hallowed. (Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language)

Universities were, in the early days, almost monastic in that there was total dedication of the professors and those being professed to -- the students -- to what they were learning. And what they were learning was, first and foremost, how…… [Read More]

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College -- Importance Values and Goals the

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College -- Importance, Values, and Goals

The global labor market has changed dramatically over the last half century. Increasingly, access to jobs in technology and Internet communications don't require college degrees so much as the ability to successfully contribute to a technology start-up. A recent trend shows technology entrepreneurs hiring savvy undergraduates who have become disenchanted with college (William, 2012). These young whiz-kids -- often programmers who spend their days inventing new software applications and writing code -- reject the idea of spending years in classes that seem irrelevant to their interests and result in enormous student load debt (William, 2012). The problem with this mass migration away from higher education is that there are only so many jobs in the labor market that fit this mold. Like a "one and done" college-age hoopster who shows up on campus just to get noticed, with the hope that they will be…… [Read More]

References

Hacker, A. (2012, February 28). Is Algebra Necessary? The Sunday Review. The New York Times. Retrieved http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/sunday/is-algebra-necessary.html

R.A. [Washington Correspondent]. (2011, January 18). The value of college. Free exchange: Education. The Economist. Retrieved  http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2011/01/education_0 

Williams, A. (2012, December 2). The old college try? No way. The New York Times, ST, 1, 16. New York, NY: The New York Times.

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College Worth It ' Weighs on

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To some, that suggests that college is a more viable alternative for many of those who would otherwise have sought jobs in the manufacturing sector previously.

However, there are at least two reasons that such a conclusion may be invalid. First, while many manufacturing jobs have disappeared, many other types of technical jobs opportunities have emerged from numerous new technologies (Klein, 2012). Many of them require vocational degrees and certifications but no college degrees. For many people without specific interests in vocational applications of any college degrees being considered, training programs for these types of jobs is much less expensive, quicker, and more likely to lead to satisfying employment options than a college diploma in a random academic area or one of great intellectual value but few employment prospects outside of academia (Klein, 2012).

Second, vocational training, in general, has changed significantly in the last several decades. Specifically, whereas vocational…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Coy, P. (2009). "The lost generation." Business Week (October 19, 2009): 33-35.

Ewing, J. (2009). "Germany's answer: The apprentice." Business Week (October 19,

2009):36.

Hay, J. (2013). Question of 'Is college worth it?' weighs on local students. The Press
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Application Quality Improvement Models Organizations Systems Part

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Application Quality Improvement Models Organizations Systems, Part I Analysis Required Resources Readings Course Text: Applying Quality Management HealthCare: A Systems Approach Review Chapter 9, "Improving Processes Implementing

Root cause analysis

According to Nicolini (2011)

the first step in RCA is identifying the incident to be analyzed. This step requires for the problem or incident to be clearly defined and identified. Identifying the problem will assist in determining what caused the incident and how the incident occurred. In the case study, the mother requested for pain medication, and this was within her right. The nurse performed the request, and it was approved by the pharmacist, but the incident occurred when the nurse did not check the IV line correctly. The nurse confused the infants IV line with the mothers, which resulted in the infant been administered with Morphine. This should be an indicator, and it should be recorded as a fact.…… [Read More]

References

Brown, J.E., Smith, N., & Sherfy, B.R. (2011). Decreasing mislabeled laboratory specimens using barcode technology and bedside printers. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 26(1), 13-21.

Brunner, L.S., & Suddarth, D.S. (1986). The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania J.B. Lippincott Company.

Cooper, M.R., Duquette, C.E., McWilliams, T., Orsini, M., & Klein, A.A. (2009). The unintended consequences of being friendly: A case study. Journal for Healthcare Quality: Promoting Excellence in Healthcare, 31(5), 43-47.

Nicolini, D., Waring, J., & Mengis, J. (2011). Policy and practice in the use of root cause analysis to investigate clinical adverse events: Mind the gap. Social Science & Medicine, 73(2), 217-225.
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College Students Step-By-Step Through the Process of

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college students step-by-step through the process of writing the many different forms of essay that will be required of them during their collegiate career. Though by no means all inclusive, this guide will take you through the process of writing the typical styles of essay that will be assigned in most college curriculums. The guide does not focus on one specific type of essay but rather discusses several different types of essay typically required of college level students.

Writing a college paper is challenging if you aren't armed with the tools necessary to achieve academic success. Each essay must be crafted and designed with certain content requirements in mind to ensure academic success.

There are many different types of essays you may be required to write while in college. This guide will help dissect each different type of paper or essay, and provide you with critical information regarding structuring the…… [Read More]

bibliography at the end that gives credit to any authors you borrowed from to create your paper.

General Resources

There are many resources and writing style guides you can use when writing your paper. The three most common style guides used for writing papers are provided below.

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers -- This guide written by Joseph Gibaldi, outlines the proper style for writing research papers (Bedford, 2003). It includes detailed information about citing parenthetical citations within the text and at the end of the paper. This guide is used primarily by writers in the following fields: literature, language, arts and the humanities. Why invest in this guide? You'll find valuable information about the purpose of your research and suggestions for selecting and refining your topic, researching your paper and composing a paper.

APA -- The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001) is another style guide that provides information and insight to writers who are primarily in the social sciences fields (Bedford, 2003). You can use this style guide to help you prepare papers that are scholarly or other manuscripts. Like the MLA handbook, the APA style guide will offer detailed instructions about citing references, organizing, citing references and writing your paper.
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College Sophomore Student U S A I Taking SOC100

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college sophomore student, U.S.A. I taking SOC100 (Introduce sociology) semester. I writing assignment called 'Reflection' Below guides write reflection: Reflections: Reflections textbook chapter due fulfilling requirements: -2-page, typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins.

Reflection paper:

Maintaining the momentum behind New York City's sustainability initiatives

According to Steven Cohen's article "Maintaining the momentum behind New York City's sustainability initiatives," as one of the dominant global cities of the developed world, New York is striving to set an example for other cities (including less developed cities and nations) by emphasizing sustainability in terms of its new constructions. Mayor Bloomberg was concerned that his successor might be swayed on the course he had set as mayor to create a sustainable New York. Thus, "Local Law 17 of 2008, enacted by the City Council with the Mayor's support, requires that PlaNYC be updated every four years... The Mayor's Office of…… [Read More]

References

Giddens, et al., 445-449

Cohen, Steven. (2013). Maintaining the momentum behind New York City's sustainability initiatives. Huffington Post.
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College Grades Accurately Reflect the Academic Capabilities

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college grades accurately reflect the academic capabilities of students. I base my argument on my personal experience. In order to achieve a 3.74/4 grade point average, I spent not only countless number of hours in studying but also found my self-learning the subtleties of analytical logic and descriptive frameworks. My academic background reflects both of the above novelties: my educational knowledge in areas such as Economics, Mathematics, and Computer Science entails the use of analytical logic, while my interests and education in English, French, and Latin literatures involve the application of descriptive frameworks. The knowledge of integration of analytical and descriptive schemas has provided me ample opportunities to view the intricacies and interactions between different subject areas. My interdisciplinary educational background has been quite useful in making my critical decisions in carrying out my work successfully.

A find that in order to achieve a 3.74 grade point average requires one…… [Read More]

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College Campus Across the Country Students Are

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college campus across the country, students are greeted with the familiar sight of individuals seated at folding tables, with the purpose of marketing credit cards to them. These salespeople are most frequently seen during the beginning of the college semester and are usually young and attractive and smiling, barely older than the students themselves. Quite often, if a student fills out an application for the credit card, he or she may receive a small toy or a gigantic in exchange for his or her pains. What could be more harmless? What's wrong with having a credit card on hand, 'just in case?'

However, this familiar sight is one of the many reasons that college students are becoming more and more deeply ensnared in debt. These smiling individuals prey upon students when they are at their most vulnerable. Most of these students have just had to pay hundreds of dollars for…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Indentured Servitude Contract in 17th Century Virginia. Stratford Hall History Resource of Historical Documents. http://www.history.pdx.edu/hst201/headrts.htm

Encarta Encyclopedia. "Sharecropping."
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College Sophomore Student U S A I Taking SOC100

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college sophomore student, U.S.A. I taking SOC100 (Introduce sociology) semester. I writing assignment called 'Reflection' below guides write reflection: Reflections: Reflections textbook chapter due fulfilling requirements: -1 page, typed, single-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins.

Textbook chapter and revisiting the quinceaneras

America has long been called a nation of immigrants and is particularly noteworthy because of the diversity of its immigrant population as well as the larger percentage of inhabitants that hail from many different nations, although this immigration pattern is becoming increasingly common worldwide (Giddens 280). The history of various ethnic groups in America is quite varied, given the legacy of slavery (a 'forced' migration) and the different ethnic character of new waves of immigrants flooding into America: Germany, Italian Irish, and European immigrants predominated early on in American history while Hispanic and Asian immigration, for a variety of political and economic reasons has begun to…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Giddens, et al., 278-280, 285-291

"The Power of a Party." The Economist. 3 Aug 2013. [17 Nov 2013]

 http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21582530-teenagers-san-antonio-give-foretaste-americas-hispanic-future-power
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University of Pennsylvania Is One

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The research I perform while at the Wharton School of Business will be in part how to start and manage such an organization, how to receive and maintain reliable funding, and also how to contend with regulations. On the other hand, I also intend to extensively study business and international law to the extent that it impacts my business model.

While at the Wharton School of Business I will not only be studying hard and working with academic advisors on how to craft an ideal path for the future. I will also be one of many other students. The social aspects of my degree program are important to cultivate, and will require a great degree of time management as I balance work, school, and social life. The University of Pennsylvania campus offers a wealth of extracurricular activities, and so too does the vibrant city of Philadelphia. I look forward to…… [Read More]

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Colleges Must Upgrade Their Technology Training for Students

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Technology in Higher Education

Why use Technology in a College Classroom?

Author Linda B. Nilson does not posit that technology suits all student needs nor does she assert that technology is helpful to all types of students. But in a survey involving 882 college students (from Texas, North Carolina, and New York State), 99% had a cell phone, 90% owned a laptop computer, and 83% owned an MP3 player (Baker, et al., 2012). Given the overwhelming number of students in this survey (41.2% were female and 58.8% were male) who use technology regularly, it can be assumed that for the most part students would be comfortable with the use of technology in a college classroom (Baker, 2012).

Nilson does explain that technology enhances students' productivity and also allows them to work at the pace they are most comfortable with. Increasingly instructors show a willingness to provide students with computer-based tutorials,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Baker, W.M., Lusk, E.J., and Neuhauser, K.L. (2012). On the Use of Cell Phones and Other

Electronic Devices in the Classroom: Evidence From a Survey of Faculty and Students. Journal of Education for Business, 87(5), 275-289.

Bertrand, W.E. (2010). Higher Education and Technology Transfer: The Effects of "Techno-

Sclerosis" on Development. Journal of International Affairs, 64(1), 101-114.
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University Education Is One of

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Consequently a student when graduate is already under debt thousands of dollars. Most of the time those students are awarded aid that are need-based but quite a number of students are entertained based on academic merit, sports ability or musical talent rather than financial need. Universities gave almost half of their $14.5 billion in scholarship money in 2000 to students based on merit or ability.

Students gaining admissions and financial aid could still display poor result as shown by the 1996 study of UCLA according to which there were less than 40% students who finished their degree in the first four years of joining university, a decline by 7% from 20 years ago.

As the large some of public money goes into the higher education system public definitely do take cognizance of who is taking advantage of the scheme and how much is been spent. Majorities say it's important to…… [Read More]

Reference:

1]the state constitution of 1974

http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Documents/Constitution/Default.htm Accessed March 8, 2007

2]Public Agenda

http://www.publicagenda.org/research/research_reports.cfm Accessed March 8, 2007
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Application of Electronic Health Records Systems

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Adoption Of the EHR Technology Systems

In a contemporary health environment, nurses have long been using the computer technology to achieve the health outcomes such as the laboratory tests, however, the EHR (electronic health records) has become a revolutionary innovative technology for the enhancement of the healthcare system. It is very critical for nurses to understand their roles as an agent of changes and influence other to change the tradition way of doing things. My role as a nursing facilitator of a small hospital in New York is to prepare the implementation plan of a new EHR system for the hospital. While the decision has been finalized for the implementation of the EHR, nevertheless, there is still a resistance from the nurses of the hospital.

The objective of this paper is to use the five qualities of the Roger (2003) model for the implementation of the new system.

Application of…… [Read More]

Reference

Evans, S. & Stemple, C. (2008). Electronic Health Records and the Value of Health IT. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy JMCP. 14 (6):S16-S18.

Lee, T. (2004). Nurses' adoption of technology: Application of Rogers' Innovation-diffusion Model. Applied Nursing Research. 17(4): 231-238.

Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of innovations (5th ed.). New York, NY: Free Press.
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Application Project Case Study

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Nursing

As technology becomes more sophisticated the effects of new technologies affect all aspects of our lives. Technological advances affect many different occupations as well, especially the field of health care. As a result the advancements in technology have impacted the field of nursing as well. For instance, advances in technology affecting the nursing affects almost every aspect of the field including daily routine tasks such as charting. The use of electronic charting has resulted in an increase in the safety of patients and a subsequent decrease in the time nurses utilize for documentation. For many nurses advances in technology have made their jobs easier, for the most part. However, as with any advancement there is a trade-off in efficiency with other areas. In is impossible to list all the effects of technology of nursing within the confines of this paper. Therefore the primary discussion for this paper will be…… [Read More]

References

Bradley, V.S., Steltenkamp, C.L., Hite, K.B. (2006). Evaluation of reported medication errors before and after implementation of computerized practitioner order entry. Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 20, 46-53.

Courtney, K.D., Demiris, G., & Alexandre, G.L. (2005). Information technology: Changing

nursing processes at the point-of-care. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 29 (4), 315-

Gearing, P., Olney, C., Davis, K., Lozano, D., Smith, L.B., & Friedman, B. (2006). Enhancing patient safety through electronic medical record documentation of vital signs. Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 20 (4), 40-45.
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Application of Financial Statement

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Financial Statement

The four financial statements are the balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow, and statement of owner's equity. Briefly, the balance sheet is comparison of assets to liabilities and equity. This statement is indicative of a company's position at a specific time. The income statement is a record of a company's operations over a given period of time. It shows a company's expenses, losses and revenues and is indicative of the company's net income during that period of time. The statement of cash flows is intended to provide information about a company's cash receipts and cash payments for operations, investments and financing during an accounting period. Finally, the statement of owner's equity is intended to show changes in owner's or shareholder's equity from one fiscal year to the next. Owner contributions and any additional capitol, such as the sale of new shares, are added to the equity,…… [Read More]

References

Kurtz, D.L. (2010). Contemporary Business, 13th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. (2007, February 5). Beginner's guide to financial statements. U.S. security and exchange commission. Retrieved August 24, 2012, from  http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/begfinstmtguide.htm 

"Uses of the income statement in financial accounting." (2010). Financial-accounting.us, Retrieved August 24, 2012, from http://www.albany.edu/news/pdf_files/impact_of_aging_excerpt.pdf
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Application of Game Theory in Various Aspects of Human Life

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The absence of a dominant strategy allows for the existence of a point where each player takes up a strategy that maximizes his or her outcome given the other player's options. This is what is known as the Nash equilibrium. At this point, the players take up their own individual choices and cannot improve their outcome given that the prevailing circumstances. Satisfaction of the Nash equilibrium follows from rational choices by players and the expectation that opponent players will follow the same route. [15: Rasmusen, & Eric. (2001). Games and Information: An Introduction to Game Theory, 3rd ed. . Oxford: Blackwell.]

Considering the internet service example given above, the interactions with the game can be altered by inclusion of a clause where the consumer can opt-out of the service contract. This clause safeguards the interest for the consumer to receive a high quality service as the producer is given an…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Binmore, Ken Fun and Games: A Text on Game Theory. Lexington, Massachusetts D.C. Heath, 1997.

Dixit, K. Avinash, and B.J. Nalebuff. Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life. New York: Norton, 1998.

Fudenberg, Drew, and T. Jean. Game Theory. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991.

Gibbons, and Robert. Game Theory for Applied Economists. Princeton, NJ.: Princeton University Press, 1992.
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Application of Technology in Education

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Technology and Academic Success

Higher education across the world and the lure of new information technologies has remained uncertain as it is unsettling. While few people doubt information technology has great potential of enhancing teaching and learning there is a wide and general agreement on how technology can and should be used to boost academic productivity or whether this type of increase is on its own a valid goal if its enhancement means that the substitution of technology to take the place of the more traditional and labor intensive forms of higher education. It is not that there is lack of technology in micro scale but there are many examples of new technology applications that abound. Most of the institutions have invested majorly in new technologies, distributing the capacity of computing across most of the campuses creating a link between the faculty and the students as well as with the…… [Read More]

References

Reichstetter, R.(2007). Literature Review: Technology Use and Its Relevance to Academic Achievement. Retrieved March 25, 2014 from http://www.wcpss.net/results/reports/2002/0246_tech_use_achievement_lit_review.pdf

Massy, W. & Zemsky, R.(2009). Using Information Technology to Enhance Academic Productivity . Retrieved March 25, 2014 from  https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/html/nli0004.html 

Junco R.(2010). Using Emerging Technologies to Engage Students and Enhance Their Success Retrieved March 25, 2014 from http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Academic-Advising-Today/View-Articles/Using-Emerging-Technologies-to-Engage-Students-and-Enhance-Their-Success.aspx

Brown J., (2011). Does the use of Technology in the Classroom Increase Students' Overall Academic Performance? Retrieved March 25, 2014 from http://web02.gonzaga.edu/comltheses/proquestftp/Brown_gonzaga_0736M_10115.pdf
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Application to MBA Program at Auburn University

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Justin Abercrombie

Tell use about your career goals. How do you envision an MBA from Auburn University will help you achieve these goals? Are there other reasons you are interested in pursuing an MBA at Auburn?

After earning an MBA from Auburn, I intend to work in the business world for a small or mid-sized firm where I can get hands-on experience and learn the ropes, but my ultimate goal is to own my own business. While I am open to a myriad of options, I do have some solid ideas about the type of business I would like to own and operate, specifically, a firm that provides personal assistant services to middle-income people who can't afford or don't need a full-time personal assistant. This service would be on a contract basis, providing people with specific services, such as dry cleaning drop off and pick up, or computer back-ups, or…… [Read More]

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College Case Study What Are

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Thus, the college has not only developed values, but has put them into practice using the preceding methods.

What are the greatest challenges facing the institution?

As previously mentioned, the challenges facing the institution are similar to those facing other institutions, including client services, problem technology, professionalism, and environmental vulnerability (Baldridge et al., 2000, p.128-130). In the area of client services, Readers State College has difficulty meeting the needs of all clients, whose diverse demands are often too great for the college to handle. While "the clients demand and often obtain significant input into the institutional decision-making processes" (Baldridge et al., 2000, p.129), that input is not necessary the same for all clients, as the college has not yet found a good balance regarding how to handle the demands from all clients. In the area of problem technology, the college's problems are much the same, as clients demanding different actions…… [Read More]

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College Pub as a Place

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Conclusion

In this paper, we began with an examination of a college pub as a place where there is a culture of consumption of services and products. Like any other part of material culture, the culture of consumption is just as much a part of technology as it is any other part of material culture. The technology of alcohol goes back into human memory to a time prior to written language. In this essay, we examined alcohol as a technology of consumption in the broader context of human culture .… [Read More]

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Luther, S.S. (2003). The culture of affluence: Psychological costs of material wealth. Child Development, 74(6), 1581 -- 1593.

Prentice, D.A., & Miller, D.T. (1993). Pluralistic ignorance and alcohol use on campus: Some consequences of misperceiving the social norm. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,
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University Issues 1970-2000

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Faculty Fairness in Compensation, Gender, & Field of Study (1970-2000)

The American university has never been -- and will likely never be -- a perfect or perfectible society, according to Dr. Holborn Grey, an authority on the university and college communities (Holborn, 2010). But on the subject of evenhandedness vis-a-vis faculty resources, when the period in question (1970-2000) is carefully reviewed, there are instances of unfairness in compensation, in gender, and in salaries for faculty in varying fields of study.

While the media has focused on student issues -- a worthy field of study -- between 1970 and 2000, there has been a dearth of attention paid to the difficulties / challenges experienced by faculty on university campuses. These discrepancies need to be pointed out and rectified.

Unfairness in Compensation for Certain Faculty Members

In the book Faculty Productivity: Facts, Fictions and Issues, the author references a 1987 book by…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Cox, D.D., and Morison, W.J. (2000). The University of Louisville. Louisville, KY:

Holborn, H.H. (2010). Uses (and misuses) of the University Today. Clark Kerr Lecture Series

on the Role of Higher Education. UCTV (University of California Television). Retrieved

July 10, 2014, from  http://www.uctv.tv .
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Application of Predictive Analytics

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Predictive analytics is a statistical technique used to analyze current and historical data in order to make a reasonable prediction about future. In a business environment, organizations employ predictive analytics model to identify market trends, opportunities and risks. Using the predictive analytics, organizations are able to assess potential risks and opportunities to achieve competitive market advantages. In other word, predictive analytics is part of data mining focusing on extracting information from historical data and used the data to predict behavioral patterns and trends. Typically, predictive analytics can be applied to any type of unknown events in order to predict the presents and future events. Banks are the early adopters of predictive analytics model. For example, banks use the data collected from credit scores to determine the likelihood of an individual to qualify for a bank loan. The technique has assisted banks to minimize the risks by detecting applicants likely to…… [Read More]

Reference

Budale, D. & Mane, D. (2013). Predictive Analytics in Retail Banking. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), 2 (5): 508-509.

Kent, B. (2006). Predictive Analytics: Algorithm Nirvana. DM Review,16(30):40.

Maciejewski, R. Hafen, R. Rudolph, S. et al. (2011).Forecasting Hotspots -- A Predictive Analytics Approach. IEEE Computer Society.Issue 10.

NYPD CompStat Unit (2014). CompStat. Police Department City of New York. 21(22).
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Applications Affecting the Success and

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Amato & Baca (1989) note that throughout history bilingual education has shifted multiple times, from "nonbiased native-language assessments" to specific services directly related to a student's special needs and bilingual ability (168). Many consider the field of bilingual special education one that is emerging and growing. Baca & Cervantes (1989) note a need for a bilingual special education "interface" exists that incorporates training for special education students and teachers (168). Amato & Baca (1989) observe that certain teacher competencies are clearly necessary for bilingual special education teachers, competencies that must be more clearly defined. Neuman & Roskos (1997) and other researchers including Gonzalez-Bueno (2003) suggest promoting literacy among bilingual special education students should be a primary concern for educators. They suggest use of a bilingual alphabet will help facilitate this process.

Jackson-Maldonado (1999) suggests that multiple factors may impact bilingual special education student's ability to excel including student's socio-economic status…… [Read More]

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Amato, C. & Baca, L. 1989. Bilingual Special Education: Training Issues. Exceptional Children, 56.2, 168.

Correa, V.I., Figueroa, R.A. & Fradd, S.H. 1989. Bilingual special education and this special issue. Exceptional Children, 56.2, 174+

Gonzalez-Bueno. 2003. Literacy activities for Spanish-English bilingual children. The Reading Teacher, 57(2); 180

Jackson-Maldonado. 1999. Early language assessment for Spanish-speaking children.
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Application of Trans Theoretical Model for Behavioral Changes

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Trans-Theoretical Model for Health Behaviors

The adoption of a healthier and new clinical behavior consists of multiple factors. The Roger's diffusion theory is helpful in adopting specific clinical health behaviors. Roger identifies compatibility, relative advantages, complexity, observability, and trialability as the elements that determine a change clinical behavior. (Sanson-Fisher, 2004).

Moreover, the TTM ("Trans-theoretical Model of Behavioral Change") (James & Wayne, 1997 p 38) is one of the most popular theoretical models used to modify a health behavior. The TTM focuses on decision-making with reference to the abilities of an individual rather biological and social influences on human behavior. The paper uses the TTM for the implementation plan for heathier changes of diabetes patients.

Overview of the TTM

The trans-theoretical model of health behavioral changes involves six changes: Contemplation, preparation, pre-contemplation, maintenance, action and termination. In essence, the model assesses the individual readiness to employ a healthier behavior as well…… [Read More]

Reference

Campbell, J. (2012). Diabetes Empowerment. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 14

(7), 630-634.

James O. P. & Wayne, F. V. (1997) The Transtheoretical Model of Health Behavior Change. American Journal of Health Promotion.12 (1):38-48.

Lach, H.W. Everard, K.M. Hisghstein, G. et al. (2004). Application of the Transtheoretical Model to Health Education for Older Adults. Health Promotion Practice. 5 (1): 88-93.
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Application of an Evidence Into Practice

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Translating an Evidence Into Practice

Among the older adults aged 60 years and above, falls have been identified as a leading cause of fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries. In the United States, nearly 50% of hospitalized adult patients face the risks of falls and nearly 80% of the patients who fall suffer from fatal or non-fatal injuries. (CDC, 2010). When patients fall, the issue can lead to negative health effects that include longer hospital stays, elevated patient's costs, and longer recovery times. An average hospital stay can increase by more than 12.3 days, and consequently increase the cost of hospitalization by 61%. In essence, elder population face the risks of severe head or leg injuries after a fall, and the issue can ultimately increase the risk of head trauma and hip fractures. (CDC, 2010).

Numerous organizations have employed different strategies to prevent falls. Current practice includes bed alarms, adequate light,…… [Read More]

Reference

CDC (2010). Falls among Older Adults: An Overview. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. USA.

Ford, M.B. (2010). Hourly Rounding: A Strategy to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores. MEDSURG Nursing. 19(3):188-191.

Hicks, D. (2015). Can Rounding Reduce Patient Falls in Acute Care? An Integrative Literature Review. MEDSURG Nursing. 24 (1):51-55.

Keough, V. A., & Tanabe, P. (2011). Survey research: An effective design for conducting nursing research. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 1(4), 37-44.
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Application to Practice

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Practice

There is still a great degree of relevance found in Uustal's "Values clarification in nursing: Application to practice," despite the fact that it was written some time ago. This relevance pertains to the nursing profession and to some theoretical and practical components of performing this job. Specifically, the article's approach to the correlation of a nurse's values and his or her actions is of extreme importance today, just as much if not more so than it was when the article was first published. In this respect, the author is able to truly get to the essence of what impacts how nurses administer treatment and interact with their patient's overall, and explain it to the reader in a way that is both lucid and informative.

The crux of the article is the notion of values clarification, which is a seven step process the author advocates that helps to clarify some…… [Read More]

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Application of Genesis 12 10-20 in the Contemporary World

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Genesis 12:10-20 and the Modern World:

Genesis 12:10-20 is a text about Abram and Sarai in Egypt that is considered as one of the great epos narrated in the Book of Genesis. Before the narration of this story, Abram is portrayed as an individual with several positive attributes including righteousness and humility. However, the story highlights several troubling concerns and questions regarding Abram's character, beliefs, and behaviors in relation to God and Sarai. These troubling questions and concerns have become the subject of interest and study throughout the ages. Actually, the concerns have been examined in various commentaries, adaptations and interpretations, and plot extensions. The story has mainly been examined from two schools of thought starting with a description of Sarai's beauty, attractiveness, and sexuality from the male perspective

. The second school of thought is typical expressions of male sexual discourse in light of Abram's disturbing behavior. Therefore, Genesis…… [Read More]

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Cochran, Brian T. "Genesis 12:10-20: "The Struggle to Walk by Faith" Redeemer Reformation

Church, April 22, 2014,  http://storage.cloversites.com/reginapresybeterianchurch/documents/Gen.%2012.10-20.pdf 

Deffinbaugh, Robert L. "When Faith Fails & #8230; (Genesis 12:10-13:41)." Bible.org. Last Modified May 12, 2004. https://bible.org/seriespage/when-faith-fails-8230-genesis-1210-1341

Enhancements to Inductive Bible Study. InterVarsity/USA Bible Study Task Force. Last Modified April 1999. http://www.intervarsity.org/sites/default/files/uploaded/bible-studies/communal/enhancements_to_ibs.doc
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Application of DNA in California in Criminal Cases

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DNA in Criminal Cases - Solving Cold Cases in California with Forensic Science

This research will attempt to analyze and discuss the feasibility of DNA testing in solving cold cases and will study the impact that DNA fingerprinting has had on the forensic science community as a whole.

DNA is generally used to solve crimes in one of two ways. In cases where a suspect is identified, a sample of that person's DNA can be compared to evidence from the crime scene. Crime scene evidence can also be linked to other crime scenes through the use of DNA databases. DNA evidence is generally linked to DNA offender profiles through DNA databases. In the late 1980's, the federal government laid the groundwork for a system of national, state, and local DNA databases for the storage and exchange of DNA profiles. This system, called the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), maintains DNA…… [Read More]

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Application of the Discrete Mathematics

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Coding Theory for Discrete Mathematics

In the contemporary IT (information technology) environment, increasing number of organizations are using large computer to transmit data over a long distance and some of these data are transmitted across billions of kilometers. During data transmission, some data can be degraded; the coding theory is an effective strategy to recover degraded data in order to guarantee reliable data transmission. Coding theory also assists in recovering and detecting errors, which assists in enhancing efficient data storage and data communications.

Objective of this paper is to discuss the coding theory and its real world application. The paper discusses the errors detecting codes and its application in the next section.

Error Detecting Codes

A simple strategy to detect errors is to add parity in order to check bit. To detect errors, a bit strong will be transmitted in order to add a parity bit. Typically, when a bit…… [Read More]

Reference

Key, J.D. (2000). Some error-correcting codes and their applications. College of Engineering and Science Clemson University.

Moon, T.K. (2005). Error Correction Coding. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Pless, V. (1998), Introduction to the Theory of Error-Correcting Codes (3rd ed.), Wiley Interscience.

Rosen, K.H.(2012). Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications. (Seventh Edition).New York. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Application of the Balanced Scorecard Approach in an Organizational Situation

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Balanced Scorecard approach in an organizational situation

The Application of the Balanced Scorecard Approach in an Organizational Situation

A balanced scorecard is used to help ensure that a company is on the correct path and moving forward in a way that benefits it and its customers, as well as anyone else who has an interest in it, such as stakeholders or shareholders (Rohm & Malinoski, 2010; Kaplan & Norton, 1992). While some scorecards are only focused on the end result when it comes to what the numbers say, other scorecards deal with the strategy behind the numbers (Norreklit, 2000). These are the scorecards that are much more significant when it comes to technology companies, because they offer information about the how and why instead of just providing final numbers that are not going to provide strategic information (Rohm & Malinoski, 2010). It is not just about what a company is…… [Read More]

References

Kaplan, R.S. & Norton, D.P. (1992) The balanced scorecard: Measures that drive performance, Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb: 71 -- 80.

Norreklit, H. (2000). The balance on the balanced scorecard - a critical analysis of some of its assumptions. Management Accounting Research, 11: 65 -- 88.

Rohm, H. & Malinoski, M. (2010). Strategy-based balanced scorecards for technology. Balanced Scorecard Institute. Retrieved from: http://www.balancedscorecard.org/Portals/0/PDF / Technology%20Company%20Balanced%20Scorecard%20Systems_06222010_Final.pdf
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Application of Criminology Theories Sociology

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theoretical concepts from parts XII and XIII to the events and actors at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation. Be sure to utilize the different sections in your application.

Environmental criminology often focuses on opportunity theory, which is linked with rational choice theory. Opportunity theory suggests that criminal behavior is motivated or prompted by available opportunities to commit the crime. Although the Malheur occupiers were not environmental criminals in the traditional sense of being motivated also by an environmentalist agenda with related ecological goals, the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is a nature preserve. There are also compounding issues related to territoriality, the "extent to which a space conveys a sense of being 'owned' or 'private' and has having clearly designated purposes," (XII, p. 459). Territoriality has been a primary driving factor in the occupation. The occupiers, spearheaded by Ammon Bundy and the Hammond brothers "sought to turn the refuge into a symbol…… [Read More]

References

Bernton, Hal. "Birds -- and staff -- return to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge." Seattle Times. 27 March, 2016. Retrieved online: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/birds-and-staff-return-to-malheur-national-wildlife-refuge/

Carpenter, Zoe. "Inside the Bundy Brothers' Armed Occupation." The Nation. Jan 5, 2016. Retrieved online: http://www.thenation.com/article/inside-the-malheur-wildlife-refuge-occupation/
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Application of a Pedagogic Model to the Teaching of Technology to Special Education Students

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Pedagogic Model to the Teaching of Technology to Special Education Students

Almost thirty years ago, the American federal government passed an act mandating the availability of a free and appropriate public education for all handicapped children. In 1990, this act was updated and reformed as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which itself was reformed in 1997. At each step, the goal was to make education more equitable and more accessible to those with special educational needs. During the last presidential term, the "No Child Left Behind" Act attempted to assure that individuals with disabilities were increasingly mainstreamed and assured of high educational results. All of these legislative mandates were aimed at insuring that children with disabilities were not defrauded of the public education which has become the birthright of all American children. The latest reforms to IDEA, for example, provided sweeping reforms which not only expanded the classification of…… [Read More]

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Application of Ethical Decision Making Models to Volkswagen S Diesel Scandal

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Managerial Social Responsibility - Volkswagen Diesel Scandal

In 2015, Volkswagen was accused of installing secret software in its engine management computers to cheat strict fuel economy and emissions tests. In order to determine the ethical decision Volkswagen should have made, one can use ethical decision-making models, such as: Utilitarianism; Kantian Ethics; Ethical Rights; and Distributive Justice. Though these four models use different approaches, one or more of them can result in a justified recommendation for the correct ethical decision that Volkswagen should have made.

Facts Underpinning the Ethical Dilemma

In 2015, Volkswagen was accused of installing secret software in its engine management computers to cheat strict fuel economy and emissions tests. In 2014-2015, U.S. emissions experts tested some Volkswagen vehicles and found deliberate fraud through the use of "defeat device" software that turns emissions equipment on for emissions tests and off for actual driving (Plungis & Hull, 2015). The deception…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Ewing, J., 2016. VW presentation in '06 showed how to foil emissions tests. [Online]

Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/business/international/vw-presentation-in-06-showed-how-to-foil-emissions-tests.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

[Accessed 27 April 2016].

Plungis, J. & Hull, D., 2015. VW's emissions cheating found by curious clearn-air group. [Online]
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Application of Clinical Psychology in Agoraphobia

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clinical psychology in a real-World situation.

Overview of Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia refers to the fear of becoming embroiled in situations from which it may be difficult to escape, or situations wherein help is not available, if such a need arises. Several people believe that agoraphobia merely denotes fear of public places (open spaces); however, the condition is much more complex. An agoraphobic person may be afraid of:

travelling by any means of public transportation visiting a mall going out of home

If agoraphobics find that they are in any stressful situation, the usual panic attack symptoms they experience will be as follows:

quickening of heartbeat hyperventilation or rapid breathing feeling sick feeling warm and sweaty

Agoraphobics will avoid circumstances that may lead them to anxiety; they may only go out of home with a partner or friend. Such people would prefer ordering their groceries online to going to a supermarket. This…… [Read More]

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[APA] American Psychiatric Association. Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with panic disorder. Am J. Psychiatry. 1998; 155(Suppl 5):1 -- 34.

Baldwin DS, Anderson IM, Nutt DJ, et al. Evidence-based guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders: recommendations from the British Association of Psychopharmacology. J Psychopharmacol. 2005; 19:567 -- 96.

Berger, V. (2005). Agoraphobia. Retrieved from psychologist anywhere: http://www.psychologistanywhereanytime.com/phobias_psychologist_and_psychologists/psychologist_agoraphobia.htm

Marchesi, C. (2008). Pharmacological management of panic disorder. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat, 93-106.
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Application of Feedback in Motor Learning

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Exercise

Philosophy

When Rio de Janeiro recently won its bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, they had one world famous representative on their Olympic committee that may have actually been more famous than our President Barak Obama. This individual may not be a household name in America, but he is most famous for scoring 2 goals in the 1958 World Cup championships when he was only 17 years old. This made him the youngest player to ever play in these renowned championships and over the course of his distinguished career; the majority of the football world would certainly consider him to be the best soccer player ever. Brazil actually has declared this individual as a national treasure in order to thwart other teams and countries from stealing him away and out of their country. His name is Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, but you may know him simply as --…… [Read More]

References

Adams, James A. (1971). "A Closed-Loop Theory of Motor Learning." Journal of Motor Behavior 3:111-150.

Keele, Steven W. (1968). "Movement Control in Skilled Motor Performance." Psychological Bulletin 70:387-403.

Leawoods, Heather. "Gustav Radbruch: An Extraordinary Legal Philosopher." Retrieved on November 3, 2009, from http://law.wustl.edu/journal/2/p489leawoods.pdf.

Magill, R, A. (2007) "Motor Learning Control: Concepts and Applications. McGraw Hill: Louisiana State University, USA.
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Universities in Reviewing the Actions

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520). Viewpoint neutrality ensures that funding is equally allocated to all registered student groups, and that registered student groups use their allocated funds in neutral ways.

For instance, public funds collected by students can be used to support campus facilities and meeting halls but not donations to political action groups. Student funds must be designated in ways that maintain institutional neutrality: meaning that student-funded groups cannot use student monies to support a political candidate. Moreover, student organizations "with a primary political mission" are not viewpoint neutral and are thus not entitled to student money (Kaplan & Lee p. 520). Universities are also not permitted to allow funding allocation decisions to be made by student referendum: "because there were no safeguards in the referendum process for treating minority views with the same respect as majority views, a fundamental principle of viewpoint neutrality," (Kaplan & Lee p. 521). Public universities are permitted…… [Read More]

For instance, public funds collected by students can be used to support campus facilities and meeting halls but not donations to political action groups. Student funds must be designated in ways that maintain institutional neutrality: meaning that student-funded groups cannot use student monies to support a political candidate. Moreover, student organizations "with a primary political mission" are not viewpoint neutral and are thus not entitled to student money (Kaplan & Lee p. 520). Universities are also not permitted to allow funding allocation decisions to be made by student referendum: "because there were no safeguards in the referendum process for treating minority views with the same respect as majority views, a fundamental principle of viewpoint neutrality," (Kaplan & Lee p. 521). Public universities are permitted to instate an opt-out policy for the collection of student funds, but are not obliged to do so. Courts have determined that obliging a university to permit opting out would be seriously disruptive to achieving First Amendment objectives.

Student organizations are prohibited from discriminatory practices, and universities are not obliged to recognize or fund student organizations that practice discrimination. In rare cases, student organizations are permitted to use affirmative action policies if such policies can be shown to serve the ultimate function of increasing minority student participation. Similarly, religious student organizations are permitted to restrict membership to those who profess belief, protected by the First Amendment freedom of expression clause that guarantees religious organizations the right to exist and practice their religion freely (Kaplan & Lee p. 528). However, religious student organizations may not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, gender, or sexual orientation simply by claiming a right to do so under the freedom of religion or the freedom of speech clauses (Kaplan & Lee p. 528).

Religious organizations sometimes claim protection under the freedom of speech clause rather than the freedom of religious expression clause, however. In Widmar v. Vincent (1981), a religious student organization vied for the use of public campus facilities for the purpose of prayer: which was framed as freedom of speech more so than freedom of religious expression. The Court also ruled that equal access to the school's public facilities trumped the need for strict separation of church and state (Kaplan & Lee p. 530). Simply using campus facilities was not deemed to be an endorsement of any particular religion.
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Application Social Work Leadership Theories

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Social Work Leadership Theories and Areas of Application

Leadership Theories - Servant

The philosophy and collection of practices constituting the 'servant leadership' style enrich people's lives, improve organizations and, eventually, foster a kinder and fairer world. While the concept is ageless, the coining of the term "servant leadership" is attributed to Robert K. Greenleaf, who cites it in his 1970 essay, The Servant as Leader. In his paper, Greenleaf states that servant-leaders are, first, servants. Leadership starts with one's inherent wish to serve. Subsequently, conscious choice generates the aspiration to lead. Such an individual sharply differs from the person who is, first, a leader, probably because of the latter's desire to procure material wealth or satisfy an abnormal power drive. Therefore, servant-first and leader-first types are positioned at two extremities of the continuum of leadership styles. Between the two, an endless assortment exists, forming part of human nature's infinite variety.…… [Read More]

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212 books. (2012, December 7). An Introduction to Organizational Communication. Retrieved from 212 Books: http://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/an-introduction-to-organizational-communication/s09-01-approaches-to-leadership.html

Bal, V., Campbell, M., Steed, J., & Meddings, K. (n.d.). The Role of Power in Effective Leadership. Center for Creative Leadership.

Chuang, S.-F. (2013). Essential Skills For Leadership Effectiveness In Diverse Workplace Development. Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development, 6(1).

Cowles, T. B. (2015, December 7). Ten Strategies for Enhancing Multicultural Competency in Evaluation. Retrieved from Harvard Family Research Project: http://www.hfrp.org/evaluation/the-evaluation-exchange/issue-archive/evaluation-methodology/ten-strategies-for-enhancing-multicultural-competency-in-evaluation
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Application Theory to Research on Nursing Handoff

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Nursing Handoff Communication

The delivery of patient care services is usually characterized by the involvement of various professionals in the healthcare team, especially nurses. In most cases, the delivery of care to patients involves various nurses with different functions at different stages in this process. Given the nature of their work, nurses transfer responsibility and authority of care to other nurses to help ensure continuity of care and promote patient safety. This implies that medical communication and competence plays an important role in the transfer of authority and responsibility of care from one nurse to another. This is primarily because nursing handoffs involves medical communication, which must be effective in order to enhance patient safety through ensuring continuity of care.

The theoretical framework for conducting this study on nursing handoffs is communication competence and medical communication behaviors. To this extent, the researcher assumes that nurses possess medical communication competence that…… [Read More]

References

Delrue, K.S. (2013, April). An Evidence-Based Evaluation of the Nursing Handover Process for Emergency Department Admissions. Retrieved from Grand Valley State University website: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=dissertations

Streeter, A.C.R. (2010). What Nurses Say: Communication Behaviors Associated with the Competent Nursing Handoff. Retrieved from University of Kentucky website: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1057&context=gradschool_diss
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Application Critiquing Quantitative Qualitative or Mixed Methods Studies Central Venous Catheter Infection

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Jones, 2006), a qualitative study, to (Humar, 2001), a quantitative study, both studies were conducted for the same problem of serious venous catheter-related infections. Both studies were conducted for the same purpose of determining effective methods for venous catheter-related infection prevention. And, both studies used theoretical research of review of previous studies of venous catheter-related infections. Both studies identified limitations in previous studies and (Humar, 2001) identified limitations in the present study.

Where (Jones, 2006) was focused on examining weaknesses and findings of previous studies compared to standard best practices in data collection, (Humar, 2001) was a randomized control trial that tested two antiseptic solutions to determine which one was the most effective at preventing infection in central venous catheter sites. The different designs caused different data analysis where (Humar, 2001) used a statistical analysis of data collected and (Jones, 2006) used an analytical analysis of the instruments used, techniques…… [Read More]

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Humar, A. e. (2001). Prespective randomized trial of 10% povidone-iodine versus 0.5% tincture e of chlorhexidine as cutaneous antisepsis for prevention of central venuous catheter infection. CID 2000;31, 1000-1007.
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College Deaf Student

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Education Structures for Deaf Students

The paper focuses on six different studies that focus on two different viewpoints on the higher education learning structures for deaf students. The paper first highlights the viewpoints of the students towards their learning structure and then highlights the perceptions of the teachers on the teaching structures and how they highlight the teaching characteristics and structures that prove to be most effective for the deaf or hard of hearing students.

Deaf Student Perceptions of Higher Education

Deaf students generally have trouble in learning the English language across all academic levels despite their linguistic expertise or knowledge. In an earlier study conducted by Berent and colleagues (2000), the researchers highlighted that the deaf individuals or even those who are hard of hearing usually experience learning disabilities (LD) when learning the English language. The combined impact of deafness and LD for English language is difficult to analyze,…… [Read More]

References

Berent, G.P., Samar, V.J. And Parasnis, I. (2000). College Teachers' Perceptions of English Language Characteristics That Identify English Language Learning Disabled Deaf Students. American Annals of the Deaf, Volume 145, No. 4.

Lang, H.G., McKee, B.G. And Conner, K. (1993). Characteristics of Effective Teachers: A Descriptive Study of the Perceptions of Faculty and Deaf College Students. American Annals of the Deaf, Volume 138, Number 3, pp. 252-259.

Marschark, M. Richardson, J.T.E. Sapere, P. And Sarchet, T. (2010). Approaches to Teaching in Mainstream and Separate Postsecondary Classrooms. American Annals of the Deaf, Volume 155, No. 4.

Nickerson, J.F. (2003). Deaf College Students' Perspectives on Literacy Portfolios. American Annals of the Deaf, Volume 148, No. 1.
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Essay for College Entrance

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saying has been used to death, but I truly feel that way. Things happen in order to enable discovery, to promote growth. I believe my journey in life is all about becoming stronger, forming a community, and reaching out to every person, I come across. My degree, a bachelor degree in Biology enables me to understand the physiological workings of life. It prompts me to discover things outside of myself and encourages me to want to reach people through other avenues like teaching.

Teaching is a passion of mine. I love learning and I think the best way to learn is to teach. I see it all the time. I see children and teenagers looking for guidance, for connection and I want to enable that connection so they can see the world as it should be seen, as a wonderful journey and experience. Knowledge is the key in many things…… [Read More]

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Education at Valencia College Where I Am

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education at Valencia College, where I am studying to be a respiratory therapist. I want to continue my education, with the hope of attending the University of Central Florida. The University of Central Florida does not offer a Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory therapy, but does offer a wide range of degrees related to the medical field. I intend to pursue a B.S. In Health-Sciences, Pre-Clinical undergraduate degree. I feel that this will give me the educational background I need to place me in a competitive position for graduate or professional training, while exposing me to a wide variety of occupations in the medical field.

The four-year university that I have selected is the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. It is a competitive university with a student body of just under 50,000 (49,900) students (Petersons, 2013). The average in-state tuition rate seems reasonable at $6,247 per academic…… [Read More]

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Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013). Respiratory therapists. Retrieved March 7, 2013 from the Occupational Outlook Handbook website:  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/respiratory-therapists.htm 

Petersons. (2013). University of Central Florida. Retrieved March 7, 2013 from Peterson's website: http://www.petersons.com/college-search/university-of-central-florida-000_10000671.aspx

University of Central Florida. (2013). Health-sciences, pre-clinical. Retrieved March 7, 2013

from University of Central Florida website: http://www2.cohpa.ucf.edu/health.pro/prospective_students.shtml
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Tuition Increases in Public College

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Since studies on the effect of tuition increases are few, it falls upon the public school to evaluate the impact of tuition increases on the student population. Schools are also tasked with periodic follow-up on the ongoing requirement for tuition increase, as well as maintaining a dialogue with students on the quality of education vice the increase in cost.

When public colleges are required to increase tuition, they also bear the burden of detailing how additional tuitions will be used. It is most effective when schools implement tuition increases that a portion of the increase be used to plan cost-cutting measures which in turn will reduce the need for future increases.

Many parents facing tuition increases are in precarious financial situations. Most families require that both parents work, and the loss of a job or the breakup of a marriage can reduce financial standing.

Unstable economies which drive up tuition…… [Read More]

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Abou-Sayf, Frank K. "We strongly disapprove of the UH tuition schedule for 2006-07 to 2010-11, Increases, Demand and Academic Performance," Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 9(1),2001, 25-44

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Olivas, Michael. "State college savings and prepaid tution plans: a reappraisal and review. Journal of Law and Education. Oct, 2003
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Reason I Selected the University of Alabama

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reason I selected the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing for graduate studies in nursing is because I ultimately seek to become a leader in the field of nursing, and there are several facets of this institution that legitimize its "vision to sustain nursing leadership worldwide." In particular, I was attracted to the synthesis of different disciplines and areas of erudition that the UAB School of Nursing emphasizes as part of its graduate education in this field, which include various aspects of management, economics, information technology, marketing and consultation to equip graduates with the necessary skills to perform as leaders within this profession.

It is increasingly necessary for nurses in advanced positions to utilize evidence-based practices as part of their means to fulfilling their responsibilities. The UAB School of Nursing, with its research center providing funded opportunities to counter some of the most pressing health care issues in…… [Read More]

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Egenes, K.J. (2012). The nursing shortage in the U.S.: a historical perspective. Chart. 110(4), 18-22.

Harper, D.C. (No date). About our school. www.uab.edu. Retrieved from  http://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/about 

Marelli, T.M. (2013). The good, the bad and the ugly in the changing healthcare landscape: the role of nurse practitioners in meeting increasing demand for primary care (the good), CMS and contractor oversight of home health agencies (the bad), and the sad demise of the Medicaid hospice benefit in Louisiana (the ugly). Home Health Care Nurse. 31(3), 121-123.

UAB Nursing. (2013). Nurse practitioner family primary care. www.uab.edu. Retrieved from http://www.uab.edu/nursing/home/images/stories/info_sa/MSN_Flyer_NP_Family.pdf
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External Environmental Analysis the University

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We wish to become a playground for the mind, to foster relationships between students and faculty members that last a lifetime, and to serve every student as an individual.

Step 5: Goals and objectives

Maintain need-blind admissions: Admissions decisions must continue to be made regardless of the student's or the student's family's desire to seek financial assistance. This will require some belt-tightening on the part of the university. To accomplish this objective the university will:

Create a temporary hiring freeze on the number of faculty in every department, but keep the educational environment intimate by having small sections composed of 10-15 students taught by graduate students

Conduct an intensive fund-raising campaign to draw financial support from alumni to enlarge scholarship funding for needy students and to make up for a reduction in the endowment.

Look to cut costs on underused extracurricular programs, food services, and other amenities that are not…… [Read More]

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Budgetary Checklist Rutgers University Project

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Rutgers has weathered consistent cuts in state aid for many years. The only good aspect of this fact is that it is currently less dependant than other state universities on the impoverished legislature.

Competition from other state entities

All universities and colleges within New Jersey have suffered losses and this will result in increased demands for scarce funds. Contacting the governor's office and the New Jersey state Board of Education may be a wise idea to gain a sense of what Rutgers can expect in terms of future funding.

Athletics, extracurricular activities, and other special programs

Recently, Rutgers' football team has gained great prominence because of its many successes. Budgetary cuts may require some of the university's athletic ambitions to be curtailed. However, athletic success is also positively correlated to alumni donations. Soliciting alumni donations may help sustain the athletic program at current levels, although alumni have also faced personal…… [Read More]

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Chabotar, K.J. (2006). Strategic finance: Planning and budgeting for boards, chief executives, and finance officers. Washington, DC: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Rutgers University. (2009). Official Website. Retrieved July 1, 2009 at  http://www.rutgers.edu/
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IRB Application for Research on Leadership Styles

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Indiana Tech Institutional Review Board Application

INDIANA TECH

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD

APPLICATION FOR INITIAL REVIEW OF RESEARCH USING HUMAN SUBJECTS

Class (Day or CPS)/Campus Office

Does this particular project continue every semester and/or year: No

Project Title: Leadership Styles used to Promote Organizational Success Electronic signature of Principal Investigator

Directions: You need to answer the following questions.

Conflict of Interest: (Please check)

Investigators do___ do not__X___ have a real or potential conflict of interest.

Please indicate whether this research should be exempt or non-exempt from further human subjects review and indicate which of the six exemption reasons (Section A) justifies an exemption status.

This research is exempt under Category 2 of exemption categories. This is primarily because the study involves the use survey procedures on a group of consenting adults.

3. Please attach a copy of your responses to items 1-7 of the instructions (Section B), including all related documents,…… [Read More]

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Mobile Application and Their Overall Adoption

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Environmental Analysis

The overall market for software applications for the mobile phone is fragmented. This is mainly due to ease in which applications can be designed and distributed about customers. Many applications do not require large fixed cost investments. In fact, much of the cost of developing a mobile lies within the intellectual capital needed to create it. Much of this intellectual capital, which consists of labor, compensation, and benefits is variable in nature. This variable cost structure makes entry into the market both seamless and unpredictable. If, for example, a software application becomes very successful, the company can easily hire more talent on an "as needed" basis. Likewise if an application losses it usefulness, the company can immediately lay off workers to compensate for the lack of revenue. For example, Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, laid of a third of its workforce this year amid increasing competition from…… [Read More]

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1) Jalil, Abdul, Feridun, Mete and Ma, Ying (2010) Finance-growth nexus in China revisited: New evidence from principal components and ARDL bounds tests. International Review of Economics & Finance, 19 (2). pp. 189-195. ISSN 1059-0560

2) Odell, Mark (1 August 2005). "Use of mobile helped police keep tabs on suspect." Financial Times. Retrieved 14 March 2009
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Best Software Applications for Small Business

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Collaborative Software: Groupware

• Type of software

Samepage: Group, sharing: cloud-based software

• List of vendors and products reviewed, from at least three categories

Vendors: Samepage.io

Products: Samepage for desktop; Samepage apps for iOS, Android, Windows,

• Product selected

Samepage Collaboration Software

• Reason the product was selected

Reviews were very positive and the demo and interface appeared very clean and user friendly.

• Brief description of the software, including cost: Discuss the possibility of integrating with other software being recommended

Samepage Pro-is $10 per month and offers unlimited team collaboration with administrative controls, unlimited pages and storage, permissions manager, user and activity insights, external calendar integration and priority support. Integration with other software is not possible although various non-software-based projects can be brought into Samepage; this is a drawback

• Advantages and disadvantages of using the software

The software acts similarly to Dot Loop and allows multiple users to…… [Read More]

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Captera Samepage. (2015). Captera. Retrieved from http://www.capterra.com/collaboration-software/spotlight/147578/Samepage/Samepage

Nelson, S. (2012). QuickBooks Simple Start for Dummies. NJ: Wiley Publishing.
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A Pro and a Con of Piecemeal Application of Deming S 14 Points

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Management - Analysis of Processes & Workflows -- Deming Essay

W. Edwards Deming is a renowned expert in the analysis of business processes and workflows. Though much of his work predated the 1980s, that decade saw American businesses eventually acknowledge and begin to implement his 14 points of management. Implementation of those points is ideally accomplished simultaneously. Implementation of one point over the others might seem logical; however, that piecemeal approach is also deeply problematic.

W. Edwards Deming is widely known in management circles as one of the giants of quality (Editor, 2012). Holding engineering and physics degrees from the Universities of Wyoming and Yale, during Deming's 93 years of life (1900-1993) (Editor, 2012), he became renowned for his developed management techniques. Though he initially worked in the industrial sphere, his most notable first effort at effective management was his government-directed reconstruction of Japanese industry after WWII (Editor, 2012). Though…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Editor. (2012). Giants of Quality - W. Edwards Deming. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 28, 247-248.

Fisher, C. M., Elrod, C. C., & Mehta, R. (2011). A replication to validate and improve a measurement instrument for Deming's 14 Points. The International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 28(3), 328-358.

Myers, M. S. (1994). Deming's 14 points. Production and Inventory Management Journal, 35(2), 87.

Singh, P. J., Dean, C., & Chee-Chuong, S. (2013). Deming Management Method: Subjecting Theory to Moderating and Contextual Effects. The Quality Management Journal, 20(3), 41-69.
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Attend the University of Toronto

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During my two years at the Sias Marketing Group, I have put the theories I learn every day into practice through various company projects. In these projects, I am often in charge of bringing together statistical data on marketing projects for analysis and further examination. While analyzing this data with the senior management of the corporation, I have gained valuable experience in the practical use of mathematics in combination with economic theories. I enjoy this type of work very much, and hope to continue to gain more experience and knowledge for my continued career success.

I feel my education and the experience in finance qualifies me for a chance to capture the crown jewel of the world of mathematical finance, and you will accept my application to attend the University of Toronto. I look forward to hearing from…… [Read More]

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Developing a Resume for a Job Application

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Job Search and Application

Part 1 Job Posting - Company Research Profile

Job Posting in Sarnia, Ontario: Event Planner for The Copper Kettle Catering, Tent & Party Rentals.

Copper Kettle Catering, Tent & Party Rentals provides both catering and tent and party equipment for special events such as weddings, corporate benefits, and social celebrations throughout the Southwestern Ontario area. The event coordinators at Copper Kettle are personally involved in the process of planning from the beginning to the very end of the process so that every aspect of the event is satisfactory.

This company is privately owned and managed by Tom Pruliere, Sarah Watson and Dan Penford, with two locations -- one in London and one in Sarnia. Its vision statement is: "We understand that attention to detail is critical to the success of your event and we take out the stress by providing step-by-step planning with a dedicated Event…… [Read More]

References

Tom Blaise [Manager] Hedda's Restaurant *** blaise. Katy Holmes [Principal] Bosanquet Central *** katy.g. Barry Lumiere [Vice-Principal] Bosanquet Central *** Part 6 Thank You Letter

Indeed.com. Retrieved from: http://www.indeed.ca/cmp/Copper-Kettle-Catering,-Tent-&-Party-Eq/jobs/Event-Planner-13fe9e3b65dbe705?q=hospitality

Event Planner

Copper Kettle Catering, Tent & Party Rentals - Sarnia, ON $13.52 - $17.68 an hour