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What are your research interests in the area of Information Technology? Why do you think it is important to research in this area?


PhD candidates should provide an authentic personal statements to each of the five following questions/prompts reflecting on their own personal interest. In the event that any outside resources are used, resources should be cited in APA format. Submissions should be a 125 words per question/prompt. It is best to respond to each prompt/question individually for clarity of the reviewer. Documents should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.



1. What are your research interests in the area of Information Technology? Why do you think it is important to research in this area?

2. Why did you select to pursue a program at Our University instead of other institutions?

3. As an individual, what are your strengths and weaknesses? How will these impact you as a doctoral information technology student?

4. Where do you see the future of Information Technology heading?

5. How can obtaining a doctorate impact your contribution to the practices of information technology? Where do you see yourself after obtaining a doctorate? 


Accounting Homework

Your company has just adopted a just in time philosophy, allowing it to combine all parts of an order and it is sold as soon as it is completed.You  notice two of the plants estimate their ending work in progress inventories at 80%.This allows the plant managers to meet their profit goals and receive a bonus.The managers feel calculating the percent complete takes judgement and they will finish the work in progress inventory first thing next year.


Evaluate the managers reasoning and explain the effects this could have on the current and future years financial statements.include any ethical issues created by the managers.identify the options your company has and what consequences does this create for the company.


150 words in APA format with citations and references  

What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion?

Write a 525- to 750-word paper that addresses the following topics:


• What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion? Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of at least two different religions.• What place does religion have in making ethical decisions? Include specific examples of situations involving ethics faced by members of a religion today.• Aside from ethical challenges, what are some contemporary challenges and issues related to religion?


Include specific examples from the various religious traditions described in the Week 1 readings, such as a belief in one God or many gods and goddesses,the removal of one’s shoes before entering a place of worship, bathing and baptism as methods of spiritual purification, or refusing to eat certain types of meat. You may also include examples from your own religious tradition or another religious tradition with which you are familiar.


Format your paper according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Examine the significant values of conducting an ethics audit in an organization.

  • Question: Examine the significant values of conducting an ethics audit in an organization. Select five (5) areas that you would focus on if you must conduct an ethics audit and provide a rationale for your selections. What ideas might you have for implementing a checklist to be used as the organization’s ethics audit? Be specific.


Notes from chapter 9


 There are many reasons why companies should analyze, report on, and improve their ethi- cal conduct. Assessment of an organization’s ethical culture is necessary to improve ethi- cal performance and to document in legal proceedings that a firm has an effective ethics program. Companies can use ethics audits to detect misconduct before it becomes a major problem, and audits provide evidence of a firm’s attempts to identify and deal with major ethical risks. For instance, companies that prove they had corporate ethics and compliance programs and report misconduct when discovered can often receive deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs), in which the company can resolve criminal charges without having to admit guilt. Under a typical DPA, companies admit wrongdoing (but not guilt), pay a fine, cooperate with the Justice Department, and agree to meet certain terms within a certain time frame. After the compliance deadline, if the Justice Department acknowledges the company met all of the terms, the charges against the firm will be dropped.15 This pro- vides significant encouragement for companies to account more for their actions in a wide range of areas, including corporate governance, ethics programs, customer relationships, employee relations, environmental policies, and community involvement. One company may want to achieve the most ethical performance possible, whereas another may use an ethics audit merely to project a good image to hide its corrupt culture. Top managers might use an ethics audit to identify ethical problems in their companies, but identification alone does not mean they will take steps to correct these lapses through 


  punishments or sanctions.16 Without appropriate action on the part of management, an ethics audit is mere lip service intended to enhance the firm’s reputation without actually improving its ethical conduct. Other firms might conduct audits in an attempt to comply with the FSGO’s requirement that the board of directors oversee the discovery of ethical risk, design and implement an ethics program, and evaluate performance. Some compa- nies view the auditing process as tied to continuous improvement that is closely related to improved financial performance. Companies’ reasons for supporting the FSGO are com- plex and diverse. For example, it is common for firms to conduct audits of business prac- tices with legal ramifications such as employee safety, environmental impact, and financial reporting. Although these practices are important to a firm’s ethics and social responsibil- ity, they are also legally required and therefore constitute the minimum level of commit- ment. However, because stakeholders are demanding increased transparency and taking a more active role through external organizations representing their interests, government regulators are calling on companies to improve their ethical conduct and make more deci- sions based on principles rather than on laws alone. 




 The auditing process can highlight trends, improve organizational learning, and facili- tate communication and working relationships.18 Auditing can also help companies assess the effectiveness of their programs and policies, which often improves their operating efficiencies and reduces costs. Information from audits and reports can allow a company to ensure it achieves the greatest possible impact with available resources.19 The process of ethics auditing also helps an organization identify potential risks and liabilities and improve its compliance with the law. Furthermore, the audit report may help document a firm’s compliance with legal requirements as well as demonstrate its progress in areas where it previously failed to comply—for example, by describing the systems it is imple- menting to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence of misconduc 




 For organizations, one of the greatest benefits of the auditing process is improved relationships with stakeholders who desire greater transparency. Many stakeholders have become wary of corporate public relations campaigns. Verbal assurances by corporate management are no longer sufficient to gain stakeholders’ trust. An ethics audit could have saved Countrywide Financial if liar loans and the manipulation of borrowers’ finan- cial data had been identified earlier. When companies and their employees, suppliers, and investors trust each other, the costs of monitoring and managing these relationships are lower. Companies experience less conflict with these stakeholders, resulting in a height- ened capacity for innovation and collaboration. Because of these benefits shareholders and investors have welcomed the increased disclosure that comes with corporate accountability 


PART 1- Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:


When trying to solve a problem, you might have been instructed to stop thinking about it and come back to it later. Based on what you have learned this week about impasses, do you think that this is good advice? Why or why not?




PART2- You are training individuals you supervise on how to attain expertise in your field.


Write a 1,050- to 1,200-word instruction paper on the processes involved with attaining expertise.


Include the following salient points in your work:


  1. Outline the stages in the development of expertise.
  2. Outline the dimensions involved in the development of expertise.
  3. Discuss how obtaining skills makes changes to the brain. 




You and your teammates are working for a company as members of their management team.


Write a 200-250 word management plan that includes the following:  


 Discuss how judgment is included in these processes. “ Discuss how judgment is included in these processes”.



Describe the differences between substance use, abuse, and addiction.


Write a 700- to 950 -word paper on the history and etiology of substance abuse and addiction. Include the following:


· Describe the differences between substance use, abuse, and addiction.


· Describe the different models and theories related to the etiology of addiction.


· Explain how substance abuse has evolved over time.


· Describe the effects of substance abuse and addiction on the criminal justice system.


Include a minimum of two sources.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

7 Page Public Admin. / Managing People Paper

The  City Manager has hired you as the Chief of Staff for your local  government and has contacted you regarding the following issues  concerning various governmental departments and external stakeholders:


Issue 1:


In  the past year, citizen, department, and outside stakeholder complaints  have been filed against the Department of Health administrators. Such  complaints cited unprofessional leadership, unethical practices,  insufficient customer and patient care, poor fire and emergency response  time, and inability to implement change and resolve conflict within and  amongst subordinates and staff. The Department of Health is composed of  the following agencies: 


· Social Services, 


· Fire and Emergency Management, and 


· Human Services.


Issue 2:


The  School Board has a collaborative relationship with various government  departments. In the last two (2) months, the School Board has charged  department directors with failure to work collaboratively with the  School Board on its efforts to: 


· Meet  federal mandates regarding reformation of new policy issues that will  impact the leadership of the Department of Redevelopment and Housing,  the State Department of Education, and the State Department of Housing  and Urban Development.


· Support  the academic leadership of secondary school principals by providing  specific student data from the Department of Juvenile Relations, in an  attempt to improve student retention and performance toward increasing  graduation rates.


Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.


Write a seven to eight (7-8) page paper in which you address the following:


1. What would you do to deal with scenarios 1 and 2 as Chief of Staff? Provide a rationale to support your response.


2. What  policies and practices would you change? Recommend one (1) specific  leadership theory and two (2) public leader styles that would be most  beneficial for the School Board in addressing the issues presented.  Provide a rationale for your response.


3. Determine  the essential manner in which the leadership from the Department of  Public Health, the School Board, and the various other government  departments impact the leadership of the City Manager and his or her  ability to carry out government operations.


4. What would you do to lead the local government unit moving forward?


5. Include  at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than 6 months old)  from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed  references include scholarly articles and government websites.  Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other websites ending in anything other  than “.gov” do not qualify as academic resources.


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.

What do biological theorists contribute to the discussion of learning and development?

-What do biological theorists contribute to the discussion of learning and development?




-Does the evidence they present support one position more than the other concerning whether development influences learning or the other way around? Why?




-What implications for instruction would result if learning and development turned out to be mutually interactive?

What are the indicators of exceptionality a classroom teacher should look for when a student also has a language barrier?

In a 15-20 slide PowerPoint presentation to inform your colleagues about the assessment and placement process.




Describe the content and use of the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) in guiding ELL instruction. How do AZELLA score reports facilitate achievement among ELLs? Compare the use of the AZELLA to the assessment and placement process in NY State.  How does the assessment and placement process in your state facilitate achievement among ELLs?




  1. What are the indicators of exceptionality a classroom teacher should look for when a student also has a language barrier?
  2. How do informal and formal assessment results factor into placement?
  3. What role do parents and teachers have in placement?
  4. What are some primary factors that are exhibited in underachievement that may not necessarily signal special education needs?
  5. How are changes among individual ELL proficiency levels over the course of the school year accounted for?
  6. How are diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments integrated for ELLs in mainstream classrooms?
  7. What are the benefits of the SIOP protocol for native English speakers as well as those for whom English is an additional language?




Support your presentation with at least three scholarly resources.


Include presenter’s notes, a title slide, and a reference slide.


While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using the documentation guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, 

Which side of the “nature vs. nurture” argument has the weight of evidence on its side?

-Which side of the “nature vs. nurture” argument has the weight of evidence on its side?


-What implications do your findings have regarding the education of ethnic minorities and other special populations?


-What steps could be taken to address these implications? Explain your rationale.

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