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Differences between policies, procedures, standards and guidelines

 

Many organizations don’t understand the differences between policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

  1. Define and describe the differences between policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines. For each, find and explain an example. This can be from your current/former workplace, school, ones you find on the Internet, or something fictional that would be applicable to each of the supporting mechanisms. 
  2. Also, answer this question: does it matter if one company calls a policy a procedure and another calls it a standard? What can go wrong if this happens?
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     Provide a reflection of at least 300 words of how the knowledge, skills, or theories of this course have been applied, or could be applied, in a practical manner to your current work environment. If you are not currently working, share times when you have or could observe these theories and knowledge could be applied to an employment opportunity in your field of study.  

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      ·  Write a 2-3-page essay on a selected issue related to the tension between individual freedom and social institutions.

      By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies:

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      ·  Competency 1: Explain the nature of ethical issues.

      o  Explain the ethical basis for the relation of individuals to their government.

      ·  Competency 2: Critically examine the contributions of key thinkers from the history of ethics. 

      o  Describe the social contract theories of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.

      ·  Competency 3: Engage in ethical debate. 

      o  Assess the advantages and disadvantages of these theories as they relate to a selected issue. 

      ·  Competency 4: Develop a position on a contemporary ethical issue. 

      o  Apply traditional social contract theories to a selected contemporary issue.

      ·  Competency 5: Communicate effectively in the context of personal and professional moral discourse. 

      o  Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities.

      • To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.

      As you think about the theme “freedom and authority,” consider addressing the following questions:

      • Which version of social contract theory offers the best understanding of your issue?
      • How much individual freedom is compatible with the legitimate authority of government?
      • What solution do you defend for the issue you have selected?

      ·  Assessment Overview

      Political philosophy concerns itself with the formation and maintenance of civil societies. Its central theme is the need to explain the relationship between individual human beings and their governments. You have been considering several specific examples of the tension between individual freedom and social institutions. From among those examples, you have chosen one as the focus for your own views on freedom and authority.

      Assessment Instructions

      Your assessment is to write an essay assessing the issue you selected, both in terms of versions of social contract theory proposed by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and from your own view of the proper relation between society and the individual.

      Address the following concepts in your essay:

      1.  Explain the ethical basis for the relation of individuals to their government

      2.  Describe the theories of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau about how societies are organized.

      3.  Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the theories in justifying the imposition of authority over individuals.

      4.  Apply these social contract theories to the issue you have selected.

      Your instructor may provide video feedback on your work, as well as completing the official scoring guide for the assessment.

      Assessment Requirements

      ·  Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

      ·  APA formatting: Format resources and citations according to current APA style guidelines.

      ·  Number of resources: Use your judgment to ensure your topic is thoroughly researched. There is no minimum number of resources required, however.

      ·  Length of paper: Submit 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages.

      ·  Font and font size: Use Arial, 12-point font.

      ·  Freedom and Authority Scoring Guide

      Freedom and Authority Scoring Guide 

      Criteria

      Non-performance

      Basic

      Proficient

      Distinguished

      Explain the ethical basis for the relation of individuals to their government. 

      Does not identify the ethical basis for the relation of individuals to their government.

      Identifies the ethical basis for the relation of individuals to their government. 

      Explains the ethical basis for the relation of individuals to their government.

      Justifies the ethical basis for the relation of individuals to their government, using supporting resources. 

      Describe the social contract theories of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. 

      Does not list features of the social contract theories of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.

      Lists features of the social contract theories of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.

      Describes the social contract theories of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.

      Explains the social contract theories of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. 

      Assess the advantages and disadvantages of these theories as they relate to a selected issue. 

      Does not assess the advantages and disadvantages of these theories as they relate to a selected issue.

      Assesses the advantages or disadvantages of these theories as they relate to a selected issue, but not both.

      Assesses the advantages and disadvantages of these theories as they relate to a selected issue.

      Assesses the advantages and disadvantages of these theories as they relate to a selected issue, supporting the assessment with research. 

      Apply traditional social contract theories to a selected contemporary issue. 

      Does not describe traditional social contract theories to a selected contemporary issue.

      Describes traditional social contract theories as they relate to a selected contemporary issue.

      Applies traditional social contract theories to a selected contemporary issue.

      Applies traditional social contract theories to a selected contemporary issue, with the support of detailed research. 

      Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities. 

      Does not communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, or consistent with expectations for members of professional communities.

      Communicates inconsistently in a manner of scholarly and professional expectations for members of professional communities.

      Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities.

      Communicates in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities, with written communication that is free of errors that detract from the overall message. 

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        Paradigm Analysis Paper

        APA Format

        7 pages (not incl. title & ref. page)

        5 or more references 

        Please make sure all questions are answered

        Must be in third person, can be in first person when answering the questions 1-5.

        Based on the book : Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Shifting Paradigms in Essential Knowledge for Social Work Practice

        By: Joe M. Schriver

        Chapters 3&4

        Paper guidelines/instructions are attached.

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        ·  Create an informative 12-minute video or audio news segment on a contemporary social issue.

        By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies:

        ·  Competency 1: Explain the nature of ethical issues. 

        o  Explain the selected contemporary issue, with reference to practical instances.

        ·  Competency 3: Engage in ethical debate. 

        o  Describe the relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines.

        ·  Competency 4: Develop a position on a contemporary ethical issue. 

        o  Explain at least two distinct positions on the issue.

        o  Defend one’s personal ethical position on the issue.

        ·  Competency 5: Communicate effectively in the context of personal and professional moral discourse. 

        o  Create a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue from multiple perspectives

        ·  Making responsible decisions about major public issues is more complex than a direct application of theory. One source of this complexity is the value of looking at the issue through a variety of disciplinary modes of inquiry:

        ·  Psychology and sociology inform our views of individual and collective behavior.

        ·  Mathematics and the sciences remind us that human life is part of a larger world.

        ·  Literature and mythology encourage us to remember the power of good and evil.

        ·  Medicine points out that what we do affects the health of our bodies.

        ·  Communication and information technology help us learn to talk to each other.

        Once again, your instructor has selected a few big issues that need to be considered from more than one of these disciplinary lenses. Learning how to integrate knowledge from multiple fields is a vital transferable skill for practical life.

        Another source of complexity in dealing with a major issue is that there are many alternative solutions to think about. Intellectual honesty demands that we think critically about all of them.

        ·  Be sure to describe and examine each alternative position fairly: 

        o  Do not set up a simplistic version that will be easy to demolish rhetorically.

        o  Taking each opponent’s view seriously clarifies our own convictions.

        ·  Apply critical thinking skills to the position you are defending, too: 

        o  Think about what objections someone else might make to your view.

        o  Try to show clearly and honestly why you take this position.

        Think of your thought on this issue as a chance to practice your skills for engaging in productive moral discourse from multiple points of view.

        You have seen how difficult it is to work through a complex public issue by integrating disciplinary insights, debating alternatives, and defending your own position. Now, what are you going to do about it? Perhaps, there is another grand issue about which you care deeply, and the skills you’ve practiced here will work well in dealing with the complexity of that issue as well. The question remains, what will you actually do?

        Take a moment to reflect upon what you have learned here. What matters is not some set of facts you have memorized—you can always look up that stuff whenever you want. What does matter is what you can do—identify reliable sources, think critically about issues, engage in productive discourse, defend your positions well, and communicate effectively and creatively.

        Like many of the elements of a liberal arts education, these skills are transferable to other aspects of personal, social, and professional life. Learning and growth don’t stop at the end of a course or the completion of a program: they become life-long habits for achievement and success.

        ·  Questions to Consider 

        As you think about the theme “dealing with complexity,” consider addressing the following questions:

        ·  Which disciplinary lenses will you apply to your issue, and what resources have you found?

        ·  Which of the alternative positions do you find more compelling, and why?

        ·  What concrete actions will you now take to implement your own solution for the problem?

        ·  How has our work together in this course changed the way you deal with ethical issues every day?

        ·  Assessment Overview

        As the producer and correspondent of a television or radio news magazine (like 60 Minutes, VICE News, or All Things Considered), you have been assigned to deliver an informative 12-minute segment on one of the contemporary issues being covered in this course. Corporate policy requires that you consider insights from two or more academic disciplines for example: nursing and social work, or philosophical ethics, psychology, and biology. (Note: These are only examples; you are free to choose your own disciplines!) It also requires that you interview credible representatives of at least two distinct positions on the issue. You need not remain neutral on the issue; in fact, you are expected to state and defend your own position with clear reasoning in your own words.

        You will choose which of the complex social issues to present here. The intended audience for your segment is an intelligent but perhaps uninformed public, so this is your opportunity to engage them in an issue that matters to you.

        Assessment Instructions

        The final script for your production should, of course, include APA-style citations and references. 

        You may submit the assessment itself in either of two formats:

        1.  Option One: Produce the video segment. You should appear as the correspondent, but you may enlist family and friends to play other parts. You might even take on distinct roles yourself, in a video “selfie” where you consider the alternatives accurately. Kaltura is recommended, but you may use any device or software of your choice, so long as you are able to submit the work to your instructor for assessment.

        2.  Option Two: Produce the audio segment as you would for broadcast as a radio program or as a podcast. Once again, you will be the correspondent, but you are welcome to invite others to participate or record yourself in different roles. As with the video option, you may record the audio in any way that suits you, making sure to submit the audio file or a link to it as the submission for assessment.

        Include the following concepts in this assessment:

        3.  Explain the selected issue you selected, with reference to practical instances.

        4.  Describe relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines.

        5.  Explain at least two distinct positions on the issue, considering each fairly.

        6.  Defend your own position on the issue clearly.

        Submit this assessment to your ePortfolio. 

        Your instructor may provide video feedback on your work, as well as completing the official scoring guide for the assessment.

        Assignment Requirements

        ·  Communication: Create a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue from multiple perspectives.

        ·  Media presentation: Ensure your video or audio recording is a minimum of 12 minutes in length, with notes or a transcript to ensure accessibility to everyone. Upload the presentation.

        ·  Resources: Use your judgment to ensure your topic is thoroughly researched. There is no minimum number of resources required, however.

        ·  APA guidelines: Format resources and citations according to current APA style guidelines. When appropriate, use APA-formatted headings.

        ·  Font and font size: Use a font of appropriate size and weight for presentation, generally 24-28 points for headings and no smaller than 18 points for bullet-point text

        Dealing With Complexity Scoring Guide

        Dealing With Complexity Scoring Guide 

        Criteria 

        Non-performance

        Basic 

        Proficient 

        Distinguished 

        Explain the selected contemporary issue, with reference to practical instances.

        Does not describe the selected contemporary issue, with reference to practical instances.

        Describes the selected contemporary issue, with reference to practical instances.

        Explains the selected contemporary issue, with reference to practical instances.

        Analyzes the selected contemporary issue, with reference to practical instances. 

        Describe the relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines.

        Does not list the relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines.

        Lists but does not describe the relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines.

        Describes the relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines.

        Explains the relevant contributions to the issue from at least two different academic disciplines. 

        Explain at least two distinct positions on the issue.

        Does not describe at least two distinct positions on the issue.

        Describes at least two distinct positions on the issue.

        Explains accurately at least two distinct positions on the issue.

        Assesses accurately at least two distinct positions on the issue. 

        Defend one’s personal ethical position on the issue.

        Does not state one’s personal ethical position on the issue.

        States but does not defend one’s personal ethical position.

        Defends one’s personal ethical position.

        Defends one’s personal ethical position with the support of research. 

        Create a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue from multiple perspectives.

        Does not create a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue from multiple perspectives.

        Creates a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue, but the presentation lacks detail or does not include multiple perspectives.

        Creates a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue from multiple perspectives.

        Creates a video or audio presentation that reports on a contemporary social issue from multiple perspectives, and the presentation is engaging and detailed. 

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          Financial Decision

           

          PART 1: Think about a financial  decision you made regarding the purchase of a big-ticket item within the  last five years. Provide a summary on the discussion thread, answering  the following questions:

          1. What decision did you make?
          2. How prepared were you to make the decision?
          3. What was your thought process as you were making the decision?
          4. What financial information did you need to make the decision and why?
          5. What lessons have you learned that you will apply to future financial decisions
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