Discussion Forum: Course Reflection

ILOs

  • Understand the general nature, purposes, and techniques of literature with a sense of its relationship to life and culture.
  • Recognize a representative selection of literary works by major writers (including notable stylistic devices and features) representing a diversity of prominent historical and cultural traditions and issues.
  • Engage and respond to literary texts personally and creatively.
  • Think, write, and speak about literary texts critically and effectively.

Primary Post

Answer the following questions about your work in Introduction to Literature. All four answers should be posted as one reply. The total word count for all four answers should be a minimum of 200 words and at least one developed paragraph.

  • Discuss one text that caused you to think in a fresh way, either to re-evaluate a concept or idea or to think about something you hadn’t considered before.
  • Discuss one text that encouraged or inspired your faith. How?
  • Discuss one author from our course whose works you’d like to read more of. Why?
  • Discuss one text that allowed you a window into a culture different from your own. What did you learn?

The Value Of The Humanities

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity: 

  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source 
  • Use textbook Chapter 1

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, address the following:

  • What is the value of studying the humanities in the field of health professions?
  • How might a topic such as art, literature, music, dance, etc. from other time periods enhance your career as a future Nurse and personal life in the present?
  • Select one aspect of the humanities that is meaningful to your personal life and one for career. Explain how is each meaningful.
  • In addition, include a specific example of a work (a specific work of art, literature, theater, or music) that you feel is meaningful to your personal life and/or career. Explain the connection.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Book: Martin, F. D., & Jacobus, L. A. The Humanities through the Arts. 10e. Mcgraw-Hill,2019. 

Assignment: Designing a Plan for Outcome Evaluation

SOCW 6311 wk 10 Assignment: Designing a Plan for Outcome Evaluation

Social workers can apply knowledge and skills learned from conducting one type of evaluation to others. Moreover, evaluations themselves can inform and com`plement each other throughout the life of a program. This week, you apply all that you have learned about program evaluation throughout this course to aid you in program evaluation.

To prepare for this Assignment, review “Basic Guide to Program Evaluation (Including Outcomes Evaluation)” from this week’s resources, Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014b). Social work case studies: Concentration year. Retrieved from http://www.vitalsource.com , especially the sections titled “Outcomes-Based Evaluation” and “Contents of an Evaluation Plan.” Then, select a program that you would like to evaluate. You should build on work that you have done in previous assignments, but be sure to self-cite any written work that you have already submitted. Complete as many areas of the “Contents of an Evaluation Plan” as possible, leaving out items that assume you have already collected and analyzed the data.

Submit a 4- to 5-page paper that outlines a plan for a program evaluation focused on outcomes. Be specific and elaborate. Include the following information:

  • The purpose of      the evaluation, including specific questions to be answered
  • The outcomes to      be evaluated
  • The indicators      or instruments to be used to measure those outcomes, including the      strengths and limitations of those measures to be used to evaluate the      outcomes
  • A rationale for      selecting among the six group research designs
  • The methods for      collecting, organizing and analyzing data

Blockchain Technology And Financial Services

Choose one of the 8 core functions described in chapter 3, explain why it is important in moving today’s economy forward, and provide at least two real examples of the chosen core function being changed by blockchain technology today. Then think of three questions you’d like to ask other students and add these to the end of your thread. The questions should be taken from material you read in Chapter 1. You’re not trying to test each other, but you are trying to start a discussion.

Answer should be a minimum of 250 words.

Component #4 – Course Reflection

Your course reflection will address the following four prompts. Thinking back over the past semester…

  1. What have you learned? What do you still want to know more about?
  2. How have you grown and changed in your thinking? How haven’t you grown or changed?
  3. What has been disappointing/discouraging to learn?
  4. What has been enlivening/uplifting to learn?

You can either write one paragraph in response to each prompt (4 paragraphs total) or respond in another format of your choosing (e.g., comic, poem, digital collage, infographic, etc.). Regardless of the response format, please answer all 4 prompts. 

Source: https://www.ihollaback.org/healing-closure/

Enterprise Risk Management

Please summarize, in your own words, a description of enterprise risk management. Why do you feel ERM is different from traditional risk management?

After writing 250 words, write  100 words in each paragraph. which should be 200 in total.

  • Ask an interesting, thoughtful question pertaining to the topic
  • Provide extensive additional information on the topic
  • Explain, define, or analyze the topic in detail
  • Share an applicable personal experience
  • Provide an outside source that applies to the topic, along with additional information about the topic or the source (please cite properly in APA 7)
  • Make an argument concerning the topic.

At least one scholarly source should be used in the initial discussion thread. Be sure to use information from your readings and other sources from google scholar. Use proper citations and references in your post minimum of 2.

Clinic-based audiology equipment for follow-up diagnostic testing

Timberline Health, an integrated delivery system serving residents in five counties in eastern Washington, is considering new opportunities to increase community awareness of the organization’s outpatient health services. As the new business development manager of hearing health services, Jack Andrews is responsible for evaluating the feasibility of marketing activities for the hearing service line and must allocate resources to promotional activities that forecast positive return on investment. One option under consideration is to sponsor the health and wellness pavilion at the Spokane County Fair. Research from comparable markets has shown that wellness fairs are not only effective at educating communities about potential risk factors for health problems, including hearing loss, but also increasing consumer awareness of new or existing health services provided by local health organizations. These activities are essential to Timberline Health’s mission within the community.

Since little is known about the hearing status of residents in the market area, Jack enlists the services of his organization’s epidemiologist, Dr. Ruth Litchfield, to help him evaluate the potential return on investment for this marketing campaign. Dr. Litchfield incorporates several factors into her analysis. She reviews public health data on hearing loss, occupational and age distribution data for local residents, as well as a query of Timberline Health’s patient databases. Based on this research, she estimates the prevalence of hearing loss in the five-county service area at 18 percent, slightly higher than the national average (NIH, 2010). Jack receives information from the fair’s sales and marketing department to help in his calculations. Specifically, sponsorship consists of an investment of $50,000 for the design and production of promotional materials and rental of pavilion space for the duration of the twelve day fair. Data from the previous three years shows on average 250,000 people attend the fair, of which 1% visit the wellness pavilion and participate in health screening services.

If Timberline Health is to offer mobile hearing screening, the organization must invest in new portable audiology equipment. Jack receives a quotation from his supplier and estimates the total investment in new audiometers and audiometric booths at $16,000. Timberline Health will use existing diagnostic equipment to test people who have failed the initial screening (i.e. test positive for hearing loss), so it is unnecessary to invest in additional equipment for the hearing centers. Vendor specifications for the screening and diagnostic equipment are indicated in Table 1.

 Table 1

Vendor equipment specifications

Equipment

Sensitivity

Specificity

Portable audiology equipment for free screening

90%

96%

  Clinic-based audiology equipment for follow-up diagnostic testing                                                                                                               

99%            

99%

Furthermore, Jack calculates that he must provide coverage for three 6-hour shifts per day and each shift must have three audiologists to meet demand for screening tests. He anticipates hiring nine people to provide coverage for the duration of the fair. The hourly rate for audiologists is

$37.50.

People who fail the initial screening at the fair are referred to an audiologist for a diagnostic test. Jack assumes in his calculations that all people who are referred for diagnostic testing follow up with an audiologist in one of Timberline Health’s hearing centers. Initial screening tests at the fair are free; however, Timberline Health charges $57.00 for a diagnostic hearing test, which costs the organization $24.00. Using past sales data and industry metrics, Jack forecasts that of

the total number of people diagnosed with hearing loss at hearing centers only 20% will purchase hearing aids (NIH, 2010). He reviews sales and margin data from the prior year to identify the product mix for his calculations as indicated in Table 2. 

Table 2

Sales and margin data 

Hearing Aids

Unit Price

2015 Sales

Margin

Low-end

$1,000

$400,000

25%

Mid-range

$2,500

$1,250,000

45%

  High-end                     

$4,000        

$400,000         

60%

Reference

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2010, October 1). Fact Sheet: Hearing aids. Retrieved fromU.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health:https://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/viewfactsheet.aspx?csid=95

Write a Memorandum directed to your faculty answering the questions below.

 Based on the   2-by-2 contingency table to determine the total number of people who fail the diagnostic test, which represents the target market for hearing aid sales from Assignment  2  and the information from  the case study, calculate:

  1. How many people will buy the hearing aids?
  2. How much the clinic will make on hearing aid sales to those people based on the

Hearing aid sales mix Hearing Aids

Unit Price

Sales (show the calculations)

Mix

Low-end

$1,000

40%

Mid-range

$2,500

50%

High-end

$4,000

10%

Total

100%

  1. Calculate how much the clinic will expense on the staffing (HINT: you need to calculate the number of employees and the time worked first).
  2. Discuss if it might be a good idea to conduct the Fair and follow up appointments considering the amount of money made and the expense for staffing.
  3. What other potential considerations could influence the marketing department final recommendation?

**When appropriate, refer to credible resources following APA format

Mockingbird Quotation

  1. Select a quotation from the novel that illustrates plot development and explain how the plot is expanding at that particular point.
  2. Select a quotation from To Kill a Mockingbird that depicts a social issue. Explain how and link it to a theme of the work. 
  3. Select the quotation that has the most profound 
  4. effect on the reader (you again) and explain why.

Copy your quotation absolutely accurately. Note the page number(s).

Identify investment strategies for long-term optimal growth

In this unit, you explored rational decision-making in investment decisions. For this assignment, you will delve deeper into this concept. To complete this assignment, use the CSU Online Library to select an article related to rational decision-making in investments. Then, summarize and critique the article by applying concepts you learned in the unit. In your critique, be sure to include the information below.

  • Explain how the rational decision-making process can be applied to investment strategies.
  • Identify investment strategies for long-term optimal growth.
  • Explain how fairness and ethics can be applied to investment decisions.

Your article critique must be at least three pages in length. You may use other sources besides your chosen article if necessary, but this is not required. Be sure to format your paper and cite and reference any sources used (including the article) in accordance with APA guidelines.

Record a video titled “1 Minute Me” and post the links here

1 Minute Me forum 

 Instructions:

Record a video titled “1 Minute Me” and post the links here. This is your personal marketing mantra.  Pretending that you have a one-minute (or less) exposure to a person or group of people who could drastically help you advance one of your personal goals such as your dream job with a company you desire to work for.  Another situation might be the opportunity to convince an investor to venture capital for a company you would like to start. This is sometimes referred to as an “elevator pitch.”

Write your script, practice it, and record a video to post for completing this assignment.