reflection (BR)

reflection (BR)

 

Hillsborough Community College is quite diverse. College Simply gathers data from HCC which showed the percentages of each race in the student body. 35% white, 18% black, 26% Hispanic, 3% Asian, and 4% international. There are 45% more female students than male students at HCC. The number of campuses and their locations has enabled this college to persuade a diverse body of students to enroll and the inexpensive costs of it being a community college. 

As time passes, women’s life expectancy is longer than men’s. This affects employment because there are more older women than men. The data shows that, Until age 18, there are more than 105 males to females and as we age the numbers for men start to decrease. 

According to the data provided in the textbook, “Education level is an additional factor that affects women’s propensity to be in the workforce even if they have very young children”. This was surprising to me because I assumed the total opposite! Women’s motherly instinct to provide for and protect themselves and family affects our drive. It motivates women to want to work to be better financially and have stability.

In the book Managing Diversity in Organizations by Myrtle P. Bell, it explains that “multiple studies have found that a supportive climate, including nondiscrimination policies, and top management support are related to increased commitment and job satisfaction of sexual minorities”. It is also noted that you see improvement in advantages in costs, resource acquisition, creativity, and marketing. This is true, when I work in a place where I am appreciated and respected for who I am then I devote all of my time and effort to the company. This is what outperforms competitors, respect and loyalty. 

The speaker in this week’s TED talk, Rocio spoke about gender diversity in the workplace and its effects on companies. The demographic she was targeting was her female generation and the one to come. The point of her message that she explained throughout the video was that to have a successful company it must have 2 qualities, innovative revenue, and diversity. Rocio came to this conclusion after reviewing the data she received from the study they conducted. The more diverse companies are, the more they are innovative. Some of the strategies the speaker pointed out were, that for gender diversity to have an impact on innovation, you need to have more than 20% women in leadership. Setting a target goal that companies would like to reach and following with actions to follow through.

Write 200 words of your reflection on this work? (need to be in first person)

Journal Assignment

Journal Assignment

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. There are two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo, which means “this for that,” involves a person with power over someone else who uses that power to either benefit or harm a person based on his or her willingness to participate in or tolerate some form of sexual behavior. A hostile work environment exists when an individual is exposed to conduct that is sexual in nature, severe and/or pervasive, and unwelcome or unwanted; a power imbalance may or may not exist. 

Assignment: Read each scenario below, and then in an APA formatted Word Document explain each scenario and determine whether each constitutes sexual harassment, and explain why or why not. Be sure to utilize what you have learned about sexual harassment, and cite your sources and list your references. 

Scenario 1

Mary and Bill work in the same department and have known each other for over a year. Mary and Bill are friendly, but nothing romantic has occurred between them. One day, Mary asks Bill if he would like to go out after work.

Scenario 2

Charles is attracted to his coworker, Shelly, but Shelly is unaware of the attraction. He tells her one morning, “You look really nice today.”

Scenario 3

At a company party, employees are called up individually to receive year-end bonuses. Susan is shocked to discover that whereas the men in her department receive cash, she and her female coworkers receive flowers.

Scenario 4

Adam and a coworker are looking at a sexually explicit Web site. Someone walks in and sees the Web site. That person is offended and reports the incident to Adam’s supervisor, who never tells Adam about the complaint. The person walks into Adam’s office three more times in the next several months and again sees sexually explicit material on Adam’s screen. The person never tells Adam that he is offended.

disccusion

disccusion

Each of your answers should be written using your own words. Do not copy and paste from your textbook or an Internet source. Ensure you cite your work and add reference(s) at the end of your journal. These should be the sources you are citing in your work. 

Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/verna_myers_how_to_overcome_our_biases_walk_boldly_toward_them?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

  1. Workforces in many nations are changing due to changes in birth and mortality rates, immigration, age distributions, external pressures, and competition. Question: What is the significance of diversity issues on the nation’s growth, and how do they affect the workforce of a nation? In the U.S., how have these changes altered the national workforce? Has the focus on diversity improved or injured the national culture? Is diversity, as a construct in itself, always positive? What other factor (s) may be necessary to make diversity successful?

  1. Diversity in organizations is an aspect of societal changes and is increased or impeded by individual, organizational, and societal factors. Question: How can organizations manage diversity on a long-term basis?

  1. In this week’s Ted Talk, what actions does the speaker describe that will decrease stereotypes?

  1. What key takeaways, from this course (Managing Diversity), will you apply in the workplace?

Food Analysis

Food Analysis

https://youtu.be/QudTLGhMikU

Based on the video above, please answer the following questions;

Food Analysis (400 words)

1. You are using whole wheat flour as an ingredient in a baked product. Upon receiving the flour from the supplier the quality control lab is responsible to withdraw samples and carryout proximate analysis 

a. You receive ten 40 lb bags of flour at a time, state the sampling plan and size you would choose. Explain your answer

b. To determine iron content, would you use the ash obtained from dry ashing or
would you rather follow a wet ashing procedure? Explain your answer.

c. State an official method for analyzing each of the mentioned constituents, moisture, fat, protein, ash and iron. Briefly, explain the principle of each method.

Help with a presentation.

Help with a presentation.

  

· Before you begin, read the section in the syllabus titled, “Submitting Your Online Speeches.”

· This is a two (2) to four (4) minute presentation. Points will be deducted for going over or under the assigned time.

· There are three (3) things you’ll turn in on Blackboard: A visual aid, YouTube link, and short outline. 

· You should use a visual aid to help your audience remember what you’re speaking about (it can be an object such as a certificate, trophy, etc. or anything that is visual in nature). Be sure to show it during your speech.

· More guidelines to follow. 

Informative Speech Outline

Informative Speech Outline

 

Assignment Content

  1. Submit the required outline here in a Microsoft Word document or PDF. The outline is double spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 font size, and Times New Roman font type. The outline in 2-3 pgs. not including the reference page. 

    Here is the template students must use or risk losing points:

Journal 9,10,11

Journal 9,10,11

Journal 9

  1. Provide an example of a social movement in the last three years that has been aided by digital activism. How did social media and digital technology help to bring about and influence this movement? Include a link to reputable, relevant source that describes the movement and its participants’ use of social media/digital technology and be sure to integrate the source into your response.
  2. As a result of this activism, did large-scale, macro-level disruptive change occur? To what extent — to what degree? If not, why not? Be specific.

Readings

1. Bennett, W. Lance, and Segerberg, Alexandra. “The logic of connective action: Digital media and the personalization of contentious politics.” Information, Communication & Society. (2012) 15:5:739-768. http://www.academia.edu/3054585/The_Logic_of_Connective_Action  (Links to an external site.)

2. Bennett, W. Lance. “Changing citizenship in the digital age.” Civic life online: Learning how digital media can engage youth. (2008) 1:1-24. http://mitp-content-server.mit.edu:18180/books/content/sectbyfn?collid=books_pres_0&fn=9780262524827_sch_0001.pdf&id=7893 (Links to an external site.)

Carr, David. “Hashtag activism, and its limits.” The New York Times Online. (2012) https://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/web/hashtag-activism-and-its-limits/

Journal 10 

  1. Select a “media franchise” that you have enjoyed or participated in. Describe this franchise and your participation in it.
  2. How have “traditional,” “new,” and “emerging digital” media converged in the production and consumption of this franchise?

Readings

1. Scolari, Carlos A. “Media evolution: Emergence, dominance, survival and extinction in the media ecology.” International Journal of Communication (2013): 7:24. Media evolution (PDF) 

2. Lutz, Ashley. “These six corporations control 90% of media in America.” Business Insider. (2012) http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6  (Links to an external site.)

3. Ritzer, George, and Jurgenson, Nathan. “Production, consumption, prosumption: The nature of capitalism in the age of the digital ‘prosumer’.”Journal of Consumer Culture. (2010) 10:1:13-36. Production, consumption, prosumption 

Journal 11

  1. Which of the coping mechanisms that Rainie and Wellman describe in Chapter 10 are you already doing (they are also on the last slide of the powerpoint and webcam lecture you watched for today)?
  2. Which will be the greatest challenge for you? Why?

Readings

2. Sadowski, Jathan. “The business of living forever.” Slate. (2013)  http://www.slate.com/articles/business/billion_to_one/2013/11/dmitry_itskov_2045_initiative_eternal_living_through_science.html  (Links to an external site.)The business of living forever  (Links to an external site.)

3. Thierer, Adam. “Muddling through: How we learn to cope with technological change.” The Technology Liberation Front. (2014) http://techliberation.com/2014/06/17/muddling-through-how-we-learn-to-cope-with-technological-change/  (Links to an external site.) Muddling through  (Links to an external site.)

4. Anderson, Janna and Rainie, Lee. “15 theses about the digital future.” Pew Internet and American Life Project. (2014) http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/11/digital-life-in-2025/  (Links to an external site.)

each journal must be 225-300 words 

Informative Speech Annotated Bibliography

Informative Speech Annotated Bibliography

Throughout your academic career, you will be asked to conduct thorough research. The final product such as an outline requires a careful synthesis of the sources to support a thesis. You will select a speech topic and find five required sources that include: 1.) one e-book, 2.) one magazine article, 3.) one newspaper article, 4.) one internet article, and 5.) either a journal article, newspaper article, internet article, or magazine article (choose only one here in #5). The sources must be in APA format and followed by a paragraph summary for each. 

**No Wikipedia on the annotated bibliography. It is a way to get background information and students can go to the original source with the links found in the references but DO NOT INCLUDE in the assignment

peer response

peer response

Respond to peer response below 

The Commercial Mobile Alert System is designed to all geo-targeted alerts and warning to mobile phones, without subscriber cost. In my opinion some advantages to the Commercial Mobile Alert System are that it does not cost any subscriber money to receive these alerts. Mobile alerts are available in national, state, local, and Tribal forms. A CMAS is sent to cell towers, so anything connected to that tower will receive the alert. The range that this system has been able to mass is almost nationwide I believe. To cover that much space and give all citizens the chance to be alerted of a danger or event is crucial. The system can even be limited down to alerting just one county opposed to alerting the entire nation that Leon County is in danger of a hurricane. People in Illinois do not need to know that. I believe that the biggest advantage to the Commercial Mobile Alert System is that it works through cell towers and sends a message to all devices connected to that tower. That could be a phone, iPad, laptop, television, etc. A person can be on any one of those devices and they would be notified of an emergency alert. It is the most efficient way to get alerts and warnings out to the public because almost everyone has a phone on them at all times. The majority of United States homes has either a television or a laptop or both, and typically one or the other is in use so that message can be seen. Some disadvantages to CMAS are that only CMAS capable phones can receive these messages – which can include presidential alerts, imminent threat alerts, and AMBER alerts. Another disadvantage is that people can opt out of imminent threat alerts and AMBER alerts. I think that if an alert is sent out to notify the population of a threat, the entire population should be made aware of it. Only 90 characters are allowed for the alert, and no images or hyperlinks can be added in the message. I believe that the biggest disadvantage to this system is that only 90 characters are allowed per alert. 90 characters is about the equivalent of two short sentences. 90 characters is not enough space for a concise and specific enough message to be sent out to mass populations. There needs to be more information within a lot of public alerts other than to just take shelter or that there is a threat in the area. Humans need more information than that or worry sets in. Or maybe the opposite sets in and we as a population ignore the message because we may not think that the alert is dangerous enough or we see the same alerts over and over and are never involved in any dangerous situations. With more than just 90 characters in an alert, people would know what the alert is for, how dangerous of a situation it is, where might be the closest location to take shelter, and much more.

6520 WK4

6520 WK4

By Day 3

Post a blog post that includes:

  • An explanation of the role of supervision in your field education experience
  • A description of your field instructor’s leadership style (HE IS ORGANIZED, KNOWLEDGABLE, AND A PERFECTIONIST) and an explanation of whether the leadership style will promote your agency learning agreement during your field education experience