Question 1.1. When the Court decides a case, it bases its decision on (Points : 1)

      [removed] the preferences of the majority of justices.
      [removed] past precedent.
      [removed] the prevailing public opinion.
      [removed] what it thinks that Congress wants to hear.


Question 2.2. Judges who practice what their critics call “judicial activism” argue that judges (Points : 1)

      [removed] have a responsibility to protect individual rights and liberties.
      [removed] have a responsibility to be anti-majoritarian because democracy is not always a good thing.
      [removed] should ask what was the intent of the framers of the Bill of Rights when they framed our civil liberties.
      [removed] are all powerful and their judgment is superior to the judgment of the people.


Question 3.3. Those who argue that judges should practice judicial restraint maintain that judges should (Points : 1)

      [removed] overturn the will of the majority if they believe the majority to be wrong.
      [removed] allow democratic majorities to tyrannize minorities because they did so through their democratically elected legislators.
      [removed] simply interpret the law and not make it.
      [removed] never overturn precedent.


Question 4.4. Originalists often hold that it is incorrect to use the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to strike down laws that discriminate because (Points : 1)

      [removed] it runs contrary to the 10th Amendment.
      [removed] laws that discriminate must be said to reflect the will of the majority.
      [removed] it was not intended to protect people against discrimination.
      [removed] it was only intended to protect the rights of newly freed slaves and no others.


Question 5.5. The trajectory of cases from Marbury v. Madison demonstrate that the Supreme Court (Points : 1)

      [removed] had to stay within the confines of public opinion.
      [removed] always had supreme authority.
      [removed] was afraid of the states.
      [removed] needed to manage public relations.


Question 6.6. The Privileges and Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment means (Points : 1)

      [removed] citizens of the United States may travel across state lines without documentation.
      [removed] states must all have the exact same laws as each other.
      [removed] that if one state recognizes gay marriage all states must recognize gay marriage.
      [removed] that whatever recognized rights one has as a citizen must be recognized by all states.


Question 7.7. The reason why the Supreme Court came around to upholding that states had an obligation to provide attorneys to those who could not afford them was (Points : 1)

      [removed] attorneys were charging additional costs to poor defendants.
      [removed] to provide a fair advantage to defendants.
      [removed] it was something that other countries did.
      [removed] to encourage defendants to plea bargain.


Question 8.8. In Texas v. Johnson, the Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag was constitutionally protected speech because (Points : 1)

      [removed] burning the flag did not present a clear and present danger.
      [removed] the First Amendment is absolute and unlimited.
      [removed] it is symbolic speech protected by the First Amendment.
      [removed] most people no longer salute the flag.


Question 9.9. If Susan and John apply for the same job and John is hired because of his gender, under the meaning of Equal Treatment, Susan (Points : 1)

      [removed] cannot claim discrimination if John was afforded equal privileges.
      [removed] can claim discrimination because she is a woman.
      [removed] can claim discrimination because John may be white.
      [removed] cannot claim discrimination because only one person can be hired.

Question 10.10. Government entitlements or vouchers would most likely fall under the general category of (Points : 1)

      [removed] negative rights.
      [removed] positive rights.
      [removed] an effort to provide all accused of a crime legal counsel.
      [removed] a government-erected obstacle to an individual’s rights.

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John, a health management student completing an internship at Memorial Hospital, has been appointed chair of a multidisciplinary clinical taskforce by the hospital’s CEO. The taskforce will design a new operational system to reduce the waiting time of patients entering the hospital’s emergency room (ER). Although John had no clinical experience, he had successfully completed a course in operations management prior to beginning his internship and was excited to apply his new knowledge for solving a “real” problem for the hospital.

The hospital CEO told John that when a patient entered the hospital’s ER, it could take up to eight hours from the time the patient was initially triaged by a nurse to the time the patient was either discharged home or admitted as an inpatient by the physician. The CEO said, “Due to quality of patient care issues, this timeframe is unacceptable and the taskforce needs to come up with solutions to this problem. My goal is to reduce the “turnaround” time for the patient from eight hours to two hours.”

Prior to being assigned as the chair of this taskforce, John had informally observed the operations of the hospital’s ER and noted that many of the bottlenecks causing patient care delays were caused by operational issues such as nurses filling out duplicate forms and a lack of communication between the hospital departments (for example, radiology) when the ER physicians ordered tests or were waiting for test results to confirm their diagnoses. These bottlenecks caused a slow turnover of the ER’s examination rooms and unnecessary paperwork resulting in the ineffective use of both the physicians’ and nurses’ time.

In addition to John, the CEO assigned Dr. Smith, the medical director of the hospital’s ER, and Mary, the ER nurse manager, to the taskforce. As chair of the taskforce, John scheduled an initial meeting for 10:00 a.m., the following Monday. John was surprised that both Dr. Smith and Mary arrived twenty minutes late to the meeting saying that this was “taking valuable time away from their normal assignments.” John started the meeting by first introducing himself. Before this meeting, he had no interactions with Dr. Smith and Mary. He then reviewed the current statistics of the average wait time for a patient presenting to the ER and the hospital’s CEO desire to reduce this time. He then opened the meeting for comments and suggestions.

Dr. Smith spoke first, “In my opinion, the current operational systems that we have in place are just fine. We just need more ER physicians and examination rooms so that more patients can be seen.” Dr. Smith told John to recommend that the operational systems were good enough and that the hospital should build a new wing for additional ER exam rooms and hire more physicians.

Interrupting Dr. Smith, John said, “The hospital has a very limited capital budget and no funds have been allocated for building more facilities. We need to redesign the operational system to be more efficient and effective.” Dr. Smith gave John a stern look and reminded him that he, not John, was the medical director and therefore, knew what is needed and what is best for the hospital’s ER.

Mary was the next to speak. She recommended that more nurses be hired so patients could be triaged quicker when they first present themselves in the ER. Dr. Smith disagreed, saying, “Hiring more nurses is not the solution because even if patients were triaged quicker, there aren’t enough examination rooms to move the patients to!”

John was just about to remind them of the taskforce’s purpose, when an overhead page indicated that both Dr. Smith and Mary were needed in the ER immediately. By now, patients were lined up in the hallways waiting to be seen in the ER. Dr. Smith told John to make the hiring and building recommendations to the CEO. The meeting adjourned, with Dr. Smith and Mary running off to the ER where patients were waiting to be seen.

John sat in the empty meeting room and thought, “The CEO is not going to be happy with the taskforce’s recommendations.” He wondered, “As chair of this taskforce, what could I have done to produce the desired outcome?” John knew that hiring more physicians and nurses and building more examination rooms was not the answer. The answer was better coordination and integration of the ER’s operating systems.


Based on your research, understanding of the Fiedler’s Contingency Theory, and the above scenario, create a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document to address the following questions:

  • What is Fiedler’s Contingency Theory? How did it develop? What are its applications? What are its pros and cons?
  • Does everyone have just one leadership style or can it vary? Why? What factors exert pressure to influence a shift in leadership style? Are the factors exerting pressure to influence a shift in leadership style appropriate with respect to merit and measure? Why or why not?
  • What factors influence a leader to adopt a specific style (personal traits, characteristics, environment, and so on)?
  • What role do communications, dynamic listening, and conflict resolution play for a leader?
  • Using Fiedler’s Contingency Theory, how would you help John determine what leadership style he should use? Why?
  • What is the relevance of ethics in the above scenario?
  • Which leadership style do you consider the best? Why?
  • What would be the most effective leadership style in the above case scenario using Fiedler’s Contingency Theory? Why?
  • Assess your own leadership qualities using what you’ve learned. What is your natural leadership style? Are you task-oriented or relationship-oriented leader?

Support your responses with appropriate research, reasoning, and examples.

Format your document and cite any sources in accordance to APA guidelines.

Submission Details

Name your document SU_HCM4007_W2_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

Submit your document to the W2 Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Described Fiedler’s Contingency Theory, including its development, application, and pros and cons.
Analyzed, explained, and provided reasons on whether everyone has just one leadership style or it can vary. Explained the factors that exert pressure to influence a shift in leadership style. Described whether the factors exerting pressure to influence a shift in leadership style appropriate with respect to merit and measure.
Explained the factors that influence a leader to adopt a specific style (personal traits, characteristics, environment, and so on).
Described the role communications, dynamic listening, and conflict resolution play for a leader.
Explained how you would help John determine what leadership style to use based on Fiedler’s Contingency Theory.
Described the relevance of ethics in the above scenario.
Explained and provided reasons for the leadership style that you consider the best.
Described the most effective leadership style in the above case scenario using Fiedler’s Contingency Theory.
Assessed your own leadership qualities using what you’ve learned. Explained your natural leadership style. Described whether you are task-oriented or relationship-oriented leader.
Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.


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Response Paper

Response Paper Instructions

Having completed the unit of philosophy of religion, you are now ready to respond to an article written by an actual atheist. This article titled “On Being an Atheist,” was written by H. J. McCloskey in 1968 for the journal Question. McCloskey is an Australian philosopher who wrote a number of atheistic works in the 1960s and 70s including the book God and Evil (Nijhoff, 1974). In this article, McCloskey is both critical of the classical arguments for God’s existence and offers the problem of evil as a reason why one should not believe in God. Please note the following parameters for this paper:

2.      The response paper is to be a minimum of 1,500 words (not including quotes) and should be written as a single essay and not just a list of answers to questions.

3.      The basis for your answers should primarily come from the resources provided in the lessons covering the philosophy of religion unit of the course (Evans and Manis, Craig, and the presentation) and these sources should be mentioned in your paper. You are not merely to quote these sources as an answer to the question—answer them in your own words.

4.      You may use other outside sources as well, as long as you properly document them. However, outside sources are not necessary. Each of the questions can be answered from the sources provided in the lessons.

5.      While the use of the Bible is not restricted, its use is not necessary and is discouraged unless you intend to explain the context of the passage and how that context applies to the issue at hand in accordance with the guidelines provided earlier in the course. You are not to merely quote scripture passages as answers to the questions. Remember this is a philosophical essay not a biblical or theological essay.

6.      While you may quote from sources, all quotations should be properly cited and quotes from sources will not count towards the 1,500 word count of the paper.  

7.      You may be critical of McCloskey, but should remain respectful. Any disparaging comment(s) about McCloskey will result in a significant reduction in grade.

8.      Please note that all papers are to be submitted through SafeAssign, which is a plagiarism detection program. The program is a database of previously submitted papers including copies of papers that have been located on the Internet. Once submitted, your paper will become part of the database as well. The program detects not only exact wording but similar wording. This means that if you plagiarize, it is very likely that it will be discovered. Plagiarism will result in a 0 for the paper and the likelihood of you being dropped from the course. 




Specifically, you should address the following questions in your paper:

1.      McCloskey refers to the arguments as “proofs” and often implies that they can’t definitively establish the case for God, so therefore they should be abandoned. What would you say about this in light of Foreman’s comments in his “Approaching the Question of God’s Existence” presentation?

2.      On the Cosmological Argument:

a.       McCloskey claims that the “mere existence of the world constitutes no reason for believing in such a being [i.e., a necessarily existing being].” Using Evans and Manis’ discussion of the non-temporal form of the argument (on pp. 69–77), explain why the cause of the universe must be necessary (and therefore uncaused).

b.      McCloskey also claims that the cosmological argument “does not entitle us to postulate an all-powerful, all-perfect, uncaused cause.” In light of Evans and Manis’ final paragraph on the cosmological argument (p. 77), how might you respond to McCloskey?

3.      On the Teleological Argument:

a.       McCloskey claims that “to get the proof going, genuine indisputable examples of design and purpose are needed.” Discuss this standard of “indisputability” which he calls a “very conclusive objection.” Is it reasonable?

b.      From your reading in Evans and Manis, can you offer an example of design that, while not necessarily “indisputable,” you believe provides strong evidence of a designer of the universe?

c.       McCloskey implies that evolution has displaced the need for a designer. Assuming evolution is true, for argument’s sake, how would you respond to McCloskey (see Evans and Manis pp. 82–83)?

d.      McCloskey claims that the presence of imperfection and evil in the world argues against “the perfection of the divine design or divine purpose in the world.” Remembering Evans and Manis’ comments about the limitations of the cosmological argument, how might you respond to this charge by McCloskey?

4.      On the Problem of Evil:

a.       McCloskey’s main objection to theism is the presence of evil in the world and he raises it several times: “No being who was perfect could have created a world in which there was avoidable suffering or in which his creatures would (and in fact could have been created so as not to) engage in morally evil acts, acts which very often result in injury to innocent persons.” The language of this claim seems to imply that it is an example of the logical form of the problem. Given this implication and using Evans and Manis’ discussion of the logical problem (pp. 159–168, noting especially his concluding paragraphs to this section), how might you respond to McCloskey?



b.      McCloskey specifically discusses the free will argument, asking “might not God have very easily so have arranged the world and biased man to virtue that men always freely chose what is right?” From what you have already learned about free will in the course, and what Evans and Manis says about the free will theodicy, especially the section on Mackie and Plantinga’s response (pp. 163–166) and what he says about the evidential problem (pp. 168–172), how would you respond to McCloskey’s question?

5.      On Atheism as Comforting:

a.   In the final pages of McCloskey’s article, he claims that atheism is more comforting than theism. Using the argument presented by William Lane Craig in the article “The Absurdity of Life without God,” (located in Reading & Study for Module/Week 6), respond to McCloskey’s claim.


Week 9 Paper

Assignment 4: Leadership Style: What Do People Do When They Are Leading?
Due Week 9 and worth 100 points
Choose one (1) of the following CEOs for this assignment: Larry Page (Google), Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Gary Kelly (Southwest Airlines), Meg Whitman (Hewlett Packard), Ursula Burns (Xerox), Terri Kelly (W.L. Gore), Ellen Kullman (DuPont), or Bob McDonald (Procter & Gamble). Use the Internet to investigate the leadership style and effectiveness of the selected CEO.
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you: 
  1. Provide a brief (one [1] paragraph) background of the CEO.
  2. Analyze the CEO’s leadership style and philosophy, and how the CEO’s leadership style aligns with the culture. 
  3. Examine the CEO’s personal and organizational values. 
  4. Evaluate how the values of the CEO are likely to influence ethical behavior within the organization. 
  5. Determine the CEO’s three (3) greatest strengths and three (3) greatest weaknesses.
  6. Select the quality that you believe contributes most to this leader’s success. Support your reasoning.
  7. Assess how communication and collaboration, and power and politics influence group (i.e., the organization’s) dynamics.
  8. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites 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. 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 formation and dynamics of group behavior and work teams, including the application of power in groups.
  • Outline various individual and group decision-making processes and key factors affecting these processes.
  • Examine the primary conflict levels within organization and the process for negotiating resolutions.
  • Examine how power and influence empower and affect office politics, political interpretations, and political behavior.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in organizational behavior.
  • Write clearly and concisely about organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.
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Assignment 2: LASA 2—Business Analytics Implementation Plan Part 2

You will complete two major LASAs in this course.

You completed your LASA 1 in Module 3. You will submit your LASA 2 early inModule 5.


In this assignment, you will amend the implementation plan you developed inModule 3. You will amend the existing proposal to include your justification for the plan. You will discuss the importance of managing information systems, describe the techniques and tools used to manage the data, and explain how utilizing technology can help the organization.

To get ahead on your LASA 2 assignment, in this module begin amending your implementation plan based on your instructor’s feedback.

Review the assignment details available on the Overview of LASAs page inModule 1.





Assignment 2: LASA 2—Business Analytics Implementation Plan Part 2

You began writing your business analytics implementation plan in Module 3. In addition, you already have gained information about the various technological solutions discussed in the previous modules. In this assignment, you will now address ways to implement the plan along with any associated costs, as this will complete the proposal for management to make their decision.

Description of LASA

In this assignment, you will amend your existing business analytics implementation plan developed in Module 3. You will amend the existing proposal to discuss the importance of managing information systems, describe the techniques and tools used to manage the data, and explain how utilizing technology can help the organization.


You have been hired as a business analyst for a well-known design firm. Currently, they utilize technology for their day-to-day operations but not to analyze data that could help with making business decisions. Your task is to convince management that the usage of business analytics would be a great benefit to the business and it would help the business to make well-informed decisions and thus action plans that would align with the business’s strategic planning.

The firm currently has technology in place but does not have any connected systems. The databases are all independent of each other but they do utilize a client/server environment. The firm currently has one location but is looking to add a second location in another part of the state but is unsure about whether it would be beneficial to the firm.

**The firm liked your implementation plan but have questions about how they will manage the data and how data driven decision making can help the organization versus just being an additional expense for the organization (cost of new equipment or resources).


Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research business analytics implementation plans, especially methods of developing a rationale in support of implementation. Select at least 6 scholarly sources for use in this assignment.

Amend your existing proposal addressing the importance of Management Information Systems and managing the data for the organization.

Objectives of proposals:

  1. Revise the previous proposal based upon the comments from your instructor.
  2. Explain the importance of MIS in relation to data-driven decisions.
  3. Describe the techniques and tools that can be utilized to manage the data. Include at least 2 effective techniques and 3 effective tools.
  4. Explain how the techniques and tools can be utilized to present data to management and other organizational decision makers. Be sure to include at least 3 innovative examples that follow current best practices for managing data.
  5. Explain to management how the data can add value to the business in day-to-day operations as well as long-term strategic planning. Use examples to further demonstrate how value is added to an existing organization.

Write the paper from the perspective that it will be presented to the firm’s management team as you are trying to persuade them to utilize business analytics for data-driven decision making.

The paper should contain:

  • Cover Page (update date)
  • Table of Contents (auto-generated by Microsoft Word and updated)
  • Introduction
  • Implementation Plan (5–6 pages of content revised as per instructor feedback)
  • Management Information Systems Section: (5–6 pages of new content)
    • Importance of MIS
    • Techniques and Tools Utilized Along with examples
    • Added Value to Organization
  • Conclusion
  • References

Utilize at least 6 scholarly sources in support of your recommendations.

Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Submit a 10–12-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc.

By Tuesday, June 24, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Grading Criteria and Rubric

Assignment Components


Max Points

Revise the proposal based upon feedback from instructor.

All corrections or updates are addressed in the existing proposal.


Explain the importance of MIS in relation to data-driven decisions.

Explanation and definition of  Management Information Systems are accurate. A clear, concise relationship of the importance of MIS to data-driven decision making is provided.


Describe the techniques and tools that can be utilized to manage the data.

At least 2 effective techniques and 3 effective tools are discussed in relation to how they could assist in managing the data for the organization.


Explain how the techniques and tools can be utilized to present the data to management.

Explanation clearly demonstrates at least 3 examples of how the techniques and tools could be utilized to present the data to management.


Explain how data can add value to the organization at all levels.

Explanation demonstrates how data can add value to the organization not only for day-to-day operations, but also how it can assist the organization with their long-term strategic planning.


Presentation Components



Organization (16)

Usage and Mechanics (16)

APA Elements (24)

Style (8)

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. APA format was used. Use of scholarly sources aligns with specified assignment requirements.






Portfolio Managment and risk analysis help

Please answer all parts of the question and submit it as soon as possible. Its due in class May 2nd(Thursday) at 12pm.

Iodine-131 is a radioactive isotope. After 5.00 days, 65.00% of a sample of 131I remains. What is the half-life of…

Iodine-131 is a radioactive isotope. After 5.00 days, 65.00% of a sample of 131I remains. What is the half-life of 131I?

LASA2: Create a Diversity Office

Assignment 1: Create a Diversity Office

Shortly after the CNO (Chief Nurse Officer) completed her annual performance appraisal and salary evaluations, as required by the Joint Commission; you are confronted by a minority female RN that claims that her wages are substantially less than her male RN counterpart who is performing the exact same job in the oncology department. She feels as if she is being discriminated against. You realize you have no procedures in place to address these issues. Although minorities continue to be underrepresented within the healthcare workforce, your healthcare systems has continued to diversify with an increased number of ethnic and racial employees. You are aware that minorities and women will continue to comprise the highest percentage of new entrants into the labor force. You also notice that this is a pattern as this is the fourth employee that has confronted you with an issue regarding diversity (i.e. specifically differences in racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds) in the last six weeks from the oncology department.


By Monday, August 15, 2016, create a 15-20 slide PowerPoint Presentation to make a recommendation to the CEO to create a diversity office. The presentation should include the following:

  • Explanation of the issues associated with awarding pay increases as it relates to performance appraisal to ensure consistency.
  • Identification of components of compensation.
  • Determination of the impact on diversity in the healthcare organization.
  • Discussion of the role leadership plays in managing diversity and strategies to employ to effectively manage diversity
  • Identification of major laws impacting the healthcare industry as it relates to hiring, terminating, and discriminating against employees.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Explained issues associated with awarding pay increases.
Identified components of compensation.
Determine the impact on diversity in the organization.
Discuss role of leadership in managing diversity.
Recognize strategies to effectively manage diversity.
Identify major laws impacting healthcare industry.

Style (8 points): Tone, audience, and word choice
Organization (16 points): Introduction, transitions, and conclusion
Usage and Mechanics (16 points): Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure
APA Elements (24 points): In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style



Stereotypes Set by Culture and Society

all work must be original as it goes through a turnitin program


 Stereotypes Set by Culture and Society

Sociology came into existence in the 19th century to explain the enormous changes occasioned by the Industrial Revolution, urbanization, and an individualistic mind-set. Unlike agrarian communities, the emerging urban populations were large, numbering in the tens of thousands.

These city dwellers neither grew their own food nor knew each other. In characterizing individuals, they found it convenient to speak in categories or stereotypes. According to the structural-functional perspective, stereotypes served an important communication function, helping them to compare and contrast groups.

The social-conflict perspective, on the other hand, argues that stereotypes serve the needs of those groups and categories benefitting from social inequality. Stereotypes help dominant groups to contrast social categories and to justify subordinating the less powerful. Furthermore, by lumping subordinate groups into faceless statistical categories, members of the dominant group dissipate the guilt they would have felt were they dealing with the subordinate categories as individuals.

Based on your readings, the online lectures, and your understanding of the above-noted issues, prepare a response to the following question:

Is it possible to speak of ethnic groups in America in terms other than stereotypes?

Create a response in 3 paragraphs to the discussion question. Cite sources and include references in your response. Submit your response to the Discussion Areaby Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bussines plan

we came up with organic farm(private club), where people can feed and raise animals(cows,ships,etc.)or basically watch them before they can eat them we also thought about little fish farm over there.