management education public administration

PLEASE DO NOT COMMIT UNLESS YOU’RE GOING TO COMPLETE ALL PARTS

Part 1 (KD)

“What programs exist to train adults in your community?”

Part 2

“If you were to design a learning activity using a brain-based strategy, what would that activity look like?”

Part 3

In
this assignment you will observe, document, and evaluate two (2)
instructional sessions associated with adult learners. Using the Teaching Observation Form, located here,
you will rate each instructor’s performance from one (1) to five (5) on
each of the evaluative criterion on the form, with one (1) being the
lowest and five (5) being the highest. You will also include a rationale
or comment for each rating. Note: If you do not observe an evaluative criterion, do not rate the criterion and mark an N/A in the rationale / comment block.

Select one (1) recorded instructional session from List A and one (1) session from List B to observe and evaluate:

List A Videos are as follows

List B Videos are as follows

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you address the following items for each observation separately.

  1. Provide the title of each instructional session, and summarize the content of each of the instructional sessions.
  2. Critique
    the overall effectiveness of each instructional session. Use your
    observation and evaluation notes from the “Teaching Observation Form” to
    provide a rationale for your critique.
  3. Assess the instructional
    strengths of each session. Provide a rationale for your assessment
    using examples from your observation.
  4. Assess the areas for improvement of each session. Provide a rationale for your assessment using examples from your observation.
  5. Compare and contrast the strengths and areas for improvement for the two (2) sessions observed.
  6. Based on your current or preferred career, specify two (2) concepts you can apply from this assignment.
  7. Assess your lessons learned from using the “Teaching Observation Form”. Suggest at least one (1) improvement in the form.
  8. Include the completed “Teaching Observation Forms” as an Appendix to your paper.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

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

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze selected theories and practices of teaching adult learners.
  • Write clearly and concisely about adult education, training, and lifelong learning using proper writing mechanics.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in adult education, training, and lifelong learning.

Part 4

“Do Affirmative Action policies hurt more than they help?”

Part 5

“How can you use new technology to be an effective educator?”

Part 6

In this assignment, you will learn about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and their impact on adults and education.

To learn more about MOOCs, read the article titled “7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs”. Next, use the Internet or Strayer Library to locate two (2) additional articles on your own.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper responding to the items below:

Note: Make each numbered item below a heading in your paper.

  1. Analyze three (3) advantages and three (3) disadvantages of MOOCs. Provide support for your analysis.
  2. Compare
    and contrast MOOCs to a traditional online course. Propose one (1) use
    case in which a MOOC could be more beneficial to an adult learner than
    taking a traditional online course.
  3. Discuss the main reasons
    why, as an adult learner, you may choose to take a MOOC. Explain the
    type of MOOC you would take, and specify why you would select this type
    of MOOC.
  4. Suggest at least two (2) ways that MOOCs are or are not relevant to your current career. Justify your response.
  5. Explore both the future of MOOCs and their potential impact on adult education, lifelong learning, and training.
  6. Provide a reference page including the three (3) articles used in this paper.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

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

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the definitions, goals, and purposes of adult education, training, and lifelong learning.
  • Compare and contrast adult education, training, and lifelong learning with traditional post-secondary education.
  • Explore the various participants in adult education, training, and lifelong learning activities.
  • Analyze the various providers and venues of adult education, training, and lifelong learning programs.
  • Explore various credit and non-credit programs, services, and activities available to adult learners.
  • Examine the impact of technology on adult education, training, and lifelong learning programs.
  • Write clearly and concisely about adult education, training, and lifelong learning using proper writing mechanics.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in adult education, training, and lifelong learning.

Part 7 (AW)

Many
members of the news media say that they are just a “mirror” of society
and that they simply reflect what happens in society. They would argue
that their influence is relatively small. Using the Anti-Bullying Policy
as an example, take a position on whether you agree or disagree with
this position.

Part 8

Choosing any policy issue that you
are particularly interested in, then identify those (official actor’s,
unofficial actors, and an interest group) that has had the most
influence on your policy.Discuss how much power each has had in setting
the agenda.

Part 9 ( IF ASSIGN 1 IS NEEDED IT IS ATTACHED)

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1.Write
a one-page summary of the policy, including the purpose, the context of
the problem, and any recommendations or suggestions from the policy to
address the problem. (Use your summary skills to keep this to one page.)

2.Explain who all the players are – official and unofficial, and interest groups – involved with your policy.

3.Describe the role and function of each of the players you identified.

4.Of
the list of players you identified, pick two (2) and describe the
political influence of each player, explaining motives, conflicts,
interrelationships, and impacts on the policy.

  1. Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five [5] years old) from material outside the textbook. Note:
    Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and
    governmental Websites. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other Websites
    ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as peer-reviewed.

Your assignment must:

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

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Understand
    how relationships between participants in the policy process (including
    official and nonofficial actors) influence the policy process.
  • Explain
    and analyze the complexities of the intergovernmental relations
    associated with public policy formulation and implementation in the
    United States.
  • Evaluate and discuss when and why governmental entities do and don’t cooperate.
  • Interpret what public policy is and how it is created.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues and in politics, policy, and ethics in the public sector.
  • Write
    clearly and concisely about policy for issues in politics, policy, and
    ethics in the public sector using proper writing mechanics.

Part 10

Consider
the difference between empirical scientific evidence and anecdotal
evidence. Explain which is considered more useful to the study of public
policy and state why.

Part 11

Analyze the benefits and
shortcomings of labeling an idea, organization, or person as a liberal
or conservative, and apply these benefits or shortcomings to what you
see happening today with an example.

Part 12 (ASSIGN 1 IS ATTACHED AND ASSIGNMENT 2 YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE YOURSELF, IT IS PART 9)

This
is a continuation of the first and second assignments and uses your
accumulated research. Imagine you are two different lobbyists,
supporting two different sides of the policy issue you wrote about in
Assignment 2.

Submit your Assignment 1 and 2 revisions based on
your professor’s feedback. You will be graded on your revisions. Then,
write a 4-5 page paper in which you:

  1. Write a one-page position in favor of the policy.
  2. Write a one-page position against the policy.
  3. Write a one-page response to the argument in favor of the policy.
  4. Write a one-page response to the argument against the policy.
  5. Use
    at least two (2) of the following arguments from Chapter 10 in your
    paper: normative, positive, anecdote, and evidence arguments. Clearly
    label these to receive credit.
  6. Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five [5] years old) from material outside the textbook. Note:
    Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and
    governmental Websites. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other Websites
    ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as peer-reviewed.

Note: The Assignment 1 and 2 revisions must flow together with Assignment 3 as one seamless paper.

Your assignment must:

  • Be
    typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
    one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or
    school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
    instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the tile of the
    assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,
    and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
    the required page length. The Assignment 1 and 2 revisions are not
    included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze
    how historical trends and conditions have affected social, political,
    and management theories, and how they have influenced the evolution of
    public administration in theory and practice.
  • Understand how
    relationships between participants in the policy process (including
    official and nonofficial actors) influence the policy process.
  • Interpret what public policy is and how it is created.
  • Understand the different policy types, and how policy type influences policy design, policy tool choice, and implementation.
  • Analyze ethical issues and standards that influence public policy.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues and in politics, policy, and ethics in the public sector.
  • Write
    clearly and concisely about policy for issues in politics, policy, and
    ethics in the public sector using proper writing mechanics.

Part 13 (LW)

For this week’s discussion, suppose you are a manager who needs to communicate several messages to employees of the company.

Messages

1. The CEO abruptly resigns after the news media reported, the CEO embezzles millions of dollars
2. A plan to relocate the company
3. The death of an employee
4. The reassignment of one division to a new location

  • For each of the messages above:
    • List the medium (telephone, email, text, face-to-face meeting, etc.) you would use to communicate the message.
    • Explain why you choose that medium over the other possible mediums.
  • Then, look at the messages from a general sense and explain how your choices affect trust and credibility among the employees.

Part 14

Leadership
is the ability to influence others to achieve organizational goals.
Organizations spend billions of dollars each year to improve the
leadership skills of its employees. Leadership skills are needed within
organizations to execute the vision, mission and strategic goals of the
organization.

Visit the mind tools website and complete the short Leadership Skills exercise (https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_50.htm). After you explore your strengths and areas for growth, address the following items in your response:

  • What are your strengths?
  • Where do you have opportunities to grow your leadership skills?
  • Based on your assessment results, propose three things you can do to improve your leadership skills.

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