In this unit, you start looking more closely at data and making assessments regarding its perceived level of usefulness to your own research endeavors. For

In this unit, you start looking more closely at data and making assessments regarding its perceived level of usefulness to your own research endeavors. For the first part of the assignment, go to the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) at the link below (bookmark this page; you will be going here a lot throughout the course), scroll to the bottom of the screen, and click “NCES Statistical Standards.” National Center for Education Statistics. (n.d.). Home page. Retrieved from Answer the following question. In your review of the NCES Statistical Standards, what evidence do you see that the data acquired is reliable and valid; that is, which standards suggest that reliability and validity are priorities? Next, go back to the IPEDS page, and click on the Report Your Data area and then on the Answer Current Survey area. Answer the following questions. The total assignment length (not counting title and reference pages) should be at least two pages. You are not required to include an introduction or conclusion. You may number your paper and answer each question. use at least the textbook and the required website in the development of your assignment. APA formatting applies. The purpose of this assignment is to gauge your understanding of the content, so focus on writing original content rather than simply regurgitating the textbook or other sources, whether by paraphrasing or using direct quotes. Paraphrasing is acceptable, but try to keep paraphrasing to a minimum. A good rule of thumb is to use 80% of your own work and paraphrase 20% or less of the work of others. Consider running your assignment through the located in the student portal. contact your professor if you have any questions regarding your originality report.

An instructor wishes to review students doing poorly in his large-room lecture courses so that he can schedule individual appointments with them and offer extra

An instructor wishes to review students doing poorly in his large-room lecture courses so that he can schedule individual appointments with them and offer extra . He has time to meet with only 15 students. The data in the table below lists student ID numbers and their current averages in the course. The professor asks you, as the teaching assistant, to answer the following questions. a.         Create a Pareto chart showing the grades of the 15 students currently doing the worst. b.         Report what percentage of the total range of grades is represented by the range of the 15 worst grades. 2. A health inspector at a restaurant will enter the kitchen and choose 5 stations to inspect from a predetermined list of 15 stations present in most restaurant kitchens. b. If all sets are equally likely, what is the probability of each set? c. If the inspector were instead to randomly select 13 stations to inspect, how many different sets of 13 stations would exist? d. If all sets were equally likely, what is the probability of each set? 3. Since careful records have begun being kept in January, Eric’s small business has delivered the following quantities of flowers throughout town. 4. Consider the following data values of variables x and y. X   5    4    3    6    9    8    10 Y   7    8    10  5    2    3    1 Construct a scatter diagram of the data points and plot the least squares regression line on it. Find the least squares regression line.

read a article and finish a reading report Once you are done performing a close reading, create a READING REPORT by writing the following information

read a article and finish a reading report Once you are done performing a close reading, create a READING REPORT by writing the following information for each article: This is also where you respond to the author with your own ideas. When writing, you should consider yourself in conversation with the author. Through you can’t respond directly to him or her, you can respond on your own terms and on your own pace. How do you feel about his or her ideas? Do you agree or disagree? Why? Go into detail about how the article made you feel. Articulate any insights gained from the writing, or any particularly poignant spots. Again, write freely and openly in a casual style. If we have read multiple articles on a topic, you may also consider reflecting on how this article supports, further complicates, and or/ challenges your understanding of the paper topic we will eventually write a paper on. Where are you seeing connections, agreements, disagreements, and/or alternate viewpoints between this article and others we read together as a class? This is your chance to demonstrate your level of engagement with the text and what you are learning about the paper topic. After you have gotten your initial and rough ideas out onto paper, you can incorporate them into a formal reading report: simply clean everything up logically and grammatically and type it up. Label each section to organize your thoughts better and make it easier for your reader to locate information as well. here is a sample “Terminating the Postmodern: Masculinity and Pomophobia” by Thomas Byers. Byers argues that the human-based T-101 Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) represents a production-based industrial society, like the America of old, while the T-1000 (Robert Patrick) liquid model represents the modern, or in this case post-modern, information-based consumption society of the U.S. today. He describes how the different mechanical aspects of the T-101 represent an industry based society. He also relates the liquidity and constant state of change of the T-1000 to the 1990’s financial environment in the United States. I have had my fair share of experience when it comes to analyzing women in literature and in film. My first genuine experience of such critique came upon the literary works of Flaubert including, Madame Bovary, Nana, and Zola. In his works, the message was relatively the same: women are destined for lives of struggle, sadness, and weakness. Madame Bovary uniquely emphasizes such dreary outlooks upon women from her own interactions and dialogue unlike the other two novels, which implicate wealth as a key factor in such fate. Instead, Madame Bovary despises and detests women so much so that she faints upon learning that she has had a daughter, and not a son. It is her severe emotionality and dire state of cognitive thought process that ultimately brings her to suicide using arsenic. Not exactly the most romantic of sentiments for such a quintessential part of French culture, non? Reading this article was interesting for me because, although the Sarah Connor character is not overtly feminine, many of the same questions that were raised about Flaubert’s works were raised in this film as well. Here too, Byers seems to argue that Sarah is destined to live a life of sorrow. Why is that? I was further fascinated by the fact that it would appear that her status as mother only compounded her sorrows. Here, Sarah’s status as mother and protector for her young son seems to serve as an albatross around her shoulder, denying her any chance at finding love, having a normal home life, or being able to simple pursue her dreams and goals (rather than her son’s). As a fan of , I always thought that Sarah Connor was a badass but this article made me look twice at the character and see that maybe the character wasn’t as positive or progressive as I initially thought. All in all, this article was insightful and made me rethink the way I used to view female heroines in action movies.

39 39 unread replies. 67 67 replies. Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to

39 39 unread replies. 67 67 replies. Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated. Internally, it may be necessary to communicate persuasively to a boss, peer, or subordinate. In a 250-300 word response, evaluate how or if your communication would differ in each situation. Would there be differences in the decision making process when involving these individuals? Use at least one resource to support your key points. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts.

Extra Credit the Cave of Forgotten Dreams on Netflix 20 points • Why was this cave featured in the film, so important to all the

Extra Credit the Cave of Forgotten Dreams on Netflix 20 points • Why was this cave featured in the film, so important to all the scientists who were interviewed, and even to the French government, which severely restricts access to the caves? • This film can partially be viewed as an anthropological study of humankind. What new discoveries were the scientists who work at the caves making? How were they able to speculate about the possible lives that the original painters might have lived? • Is the movie just about cave paintings? What deeper, more thoughtful themes come out in the narration and the approach of Herzog and the scientists? • At one point in the film Herzog postulates that maybe these paintings reflect the beginning of the human soul, as art and music became essential expressions of humanity. What do you think the relation is between art and the essence of being human? • Are there other caves that have old paintings like those at Chauvet? Research the Lascaux caves, which are mentioned in the film. Why are the caves at Chauvet considered so important? • The Lascaux caves are now closed to the public. Research the reasons for the closure to understand why such great care is being taken with the Chauvet caves. How does the mere presence of humans, light and air conditioning dramatically affect the environment of caves and the paintings they contain? This should be 2 pages minimum. Essay format.  Font: 12, Line space: 1.5, Margins: 1”.

Respond to each peer initial post with a response no longer than 3-4 sentences long Peer # 1 Training is needed in all levels of

Respond to each peer initial post with a response no longer than 3-4 sentences long Peer # 1 Training is needed in all levels of work. Employees need to know the policies and know the values and standards of their employees. First-line supervisory training is essential to ensuring trainees have all the resources and knowledge they need to effectively supervise their subordinates. They need to know the policies and values extremely well. This rulification (Stojkovic, 2015) must be reviewed and studied so supervisors can enforce the rule and to also keep themselves away from trouble like lawsuits. Areas of skill that need to be addressed the most in supervisor training are A) Technical (Pederson, Dresdow, Benson, 2013) which is specialized knowledge. This can include steps or guidelines on how to be effective in supervising and problem-solving. B) Human (Pederson, Dresdow, Benson, 2013), which is understanding and motivating others. Trainees can learn the commons issues people have within the field and learning how to handle them, like attendance. Lastly, C) conceptual (Pederson, Dresdow, Benson, 2013), which is dealing with complex problems. Supervisors may have handle problems outside their subordinates and el with issues with the public and/or media. It is important they have training on it. I believe that Sergeant Rick handled the situation correctly, however, he needed to know the policies better and understood the role of the union.  Most often people who have available benefits like sick leave can use them. All the policies are there to keep employees from abusing their sick time and Sergeant Rick was proficient in the policy. However, the officer did abuse his benefit but hasn’t done it in about a year. The issue is that Sergeant Rick knew what officer did when he called in sick, due to the officer being his friend, and decided to create a case against him. It looks bad on Sergeant Rick’s end because now it looks like he is too harsh and sends a message that whenever someone calls in sick they will be investigated. This will make the union more involved and make the Sergeant look like he is incapable of doing the job. It also will ruin the reputation of the department and create a high turnover rate. If Sergeant Rick been trained on how to handle a situation like attendance and on the union, he could have handled the situation where he didn’t have to create a case of an offense an officer hasn’t done in almost a year. In this situation I would have kept a log on the times an officer called in sick especially if the officer has a history of abusing the benefit. Once I have a well-kept log of the times an officer call in sick, especially if I know the officer personally, then I would create a case. Until then, I would confront the officer and ask if everything is ok and keep a log of what was said. If things start to not match up with what was said then there would an infraction of the policy and it will have to be an investigation to take place. Pederson, L. S, Dresdow, S., Benson, J. (2013) Significant tasks in training of job-shop supervisors. 23-36 Stojkovic, S., Kalinich, D. B., & Klofas, J. (2012). . Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. Peer # 2 In Criminal Justice Organizations, those that resemble paramilitary bureaucracies, I believe that First Line Supervisors are the backbone of the entire organization.  First line supervisors are directed to “interpret, explain and enforce the policies and decisions by top leaders” and on the other side, they are to “act as a voice for line staff within the decision-making processes” (Schafer & Martinelli, 2008).  Upon new assignment, employees are usually directed to meet with their supervisors to discuss any and all expectations while they are under the tutelage of their new first line leadership/supervisor. Due to the amount of interaction first line supervisors have with non-ranked employees, it has been determined that they have the most influence over the  performance and goals reached by their employees. Due to the amount of interaction they have with line-staff,  it is of utmost importance that they portray positive attitudes reflecting upper management and the policies implemented as the employees are more likely to adopt and replicate the supervisors attitude and demeanor in their work output and performance (Drennan & Richey, 2012). Not only is it important to promote individuals who already hold some form of leadership amongst staff due to experience and knowledge, but it is equally as important to send that individual to First Line Supervisory training to enhance what they already have.  As stated above, First Line Supervisors play a critical role in the success of an organization following bureaucratic principles and they are key to ensuring motivation is present in the workplace.  Sgt. Rick, with what was given to us, was not sent to Supervisory Training to enhance his ability to supervise, therefore he ran into conflict resolution problems when it came to Officer Johnson thus resulting in Lieutenant Murray’s intervention. Sergeant Rick, as a newly promoted sergeant, followed the policy and procedures for the current situation as it was written. He did not allow his prior relationship to affect his decision making and make a decision that was outside of policy because he felt bad for his line-staff. First Line Supervisors must know when and when not to allow former friendships, and other relationships, affect how they operate on a day in and day out basis. Stojokovic, Kalinich & Klofas (2012), explain the idea of the innovative supervisor. Sergeant Rick could have looked at the bigger issue, and worried less about the outcomes. His ability to work with his line staff when it involves relatable issues, especially when it is family related (specifically child/spouse related), would have allowed him to build huge rapport with other employees. Effective leadership within the first line supervisor role occurs when they “Exhibit technical skills, human skills and conceptual skills” (Stojokovic, Kalinich & Klofas, 2012). If I were Sergeant Rick, I believe I would have, more than likely done the same thing. I also believe I would have asked my Lieutenant for his opinion on what was to happen prior to going through with the recommendation for disciplinary action. I believe had I gone through the entire scenario as Sergeant Rick did, I would have given Officer Johnson a verbal warning, especially knowing the circumstances. Schafer, J.A., & Martinelli, T. J. (2008). , Vol. 31 Issue: 2, pp.306-323 Drennan, F. S., & Richey, D. (2012). Skills-based leadership the first-line supervisor part II. (3), 50-54 Stojkovic, S., Kalinich, D. B., & Klofas, J. (2012). . Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.

CIS355A Week 3 Lab Enhanced GUI Application using Additional Swing Components · Create a GUI that uses JCheckBox, JRadioButton, JTextArea, and menus. · Process multiple

CIS355A Week 3 Lab Enhanced GUI Application using Additional Swing Components · Create a GUI that uses JCheckBox, JRadioButton, JTextArea, and menus. · Process multiple events. Burger Barn needs a point of sale application. The products and prices are as follows. Burgers: single $3.50, double $4.75 Add cheese:  + $.50 Add bacon:  + $1.25 Make it a meal:  + $4.00 You can code the GUI by hand or use NetBeans GUI builder interface. The GUI should use JRadioButton to choose single or double burger. · Single burger · Double burger It should use JCheckBox for add ons. · Add cheese · Add bacon · Make it a meal JTextField for item price, order quantity, order total JTextArea to display the receipt Create a menu with the following options. File Order Exit  Add to Order Clear for next item New Order As the user selects items, the item price should be calculated and updated accordingly. Note that quantity should default to 1. The user can change if needed. Once choices are made and quantity is entered, process the order using the menu options. Order—Add to Order Displays the choice and price in each text area. Note that multiple items can accumulate in a single order Updates the order total Order—Clear for next item Clears the checkboxes. Note that quantity should default to 1 Order—New Order Clears the GUI and totals for a new order File—Exit Exits the program. Use System.exit(0) commad. Functional Requirements · All components on GUI created   correctly · Item price updated properly with   radio and checkbox selections · Items added to text area · Total price accumulates correctly · Clear for next item works correctly · Clear for new order works correctly · All prices displayed with two   decimal places · File exit works correctly · Error messages for any   invalid/missing user input using JOptionPane 40 Code style 5 Lab Report 10 TOTAL 55 · Include meaningful comments throughout your code. · Use meaningful names for variables. · Code must be properly indented. · Include a comment header at beginning of each file, example below. Submit as a SINGLE zip folder · All java files · Lab report Follow assignment specification regarding class/method names. Note that your java filename must match class name (DO NOT rename). Purchase the answer to view it

ToolsCorp Corporation is a fictitious company that does not exist anywhere. For the purpose of this course, it is located in Tennessee. As members of

ToolsCorp Corporation is a fictitious company that does not exist anywhere. For the purpose of this course, it is located in Tennessee. As members of the senior management team of ToolsCorp Corporation, your group has been asked to prepare a neat and organized report for the Strategic Officers Steering Committee (SOS-C) of ToolsCorp Corporation. The purpose of this paper is to obtain permission from them to go forward with the next step (developing a full-blown business plan) for ToolsCorp’s strategic initiative to break into the global marketplace. Your group’s paper should discuss the following (at a minimum): ToolsCorp Corporation is a fictitious company that does not exist anywhere. For the purpose of this course, it is located it in Tennessee. It builds power tools, lawn mowers, lawn furniture, microwaves, and ranges. All products are manufactured locally and sold through large retailers that place sales papers inserted in every Wednesday and Sunday paper. Although they have a thriving business in the United States and Canada, ToolsCorp is trying to break into the global marketplace.

Case Scenarios The Case Scenario assignments for this class will be found in Unit IV (Scenarios #1 and #2) and Unit VIII (Scenarios #3 and

Case Scenarios The Case Scenario assignments for this class will be found in Unit IV (Scenarios #1 and #2) and Unit VIII (Scenarios #3 and #4). Read the selected case scenarios below, and answer the questions that follow. Your answers should include information from your course materials and/or research when required, but, again, should be primarily in your own words. If you paraphrase or quote words or ideas from your course textbook or other resources, you should cite your sources using APA Guidelines. Your responses should be complete. Generally 200 to 300 words are required for a “complete” answer to a Case Scenario. You are required to submit both completed Case Scenarios as ONE document (Case Scenarios 1 & 2 in Unit IV as ONE document and Case Scenarios 3 & 4 in Unit VIII as ONE document) using the “View/Complete” link located in Unit IV and Unit VIII. Do not e-mail these assignments directly to your professor. By uploading through SafeAssign, your BEM 3601, Waste Management 3 university record will automatically be updated to indicate you have submitted your assignments and they will be provided to your professor for grading. Unit IV Mid-Term Case Scenario #1: The Situation: You are a Solid Waste Supervisor for your local municipality and it is 3:00 p.m. on a Friday afternoon prior to a much awaited four-day weekend. Temperatures have been running above normal for about 1-½ months now and the stress is beginning to show on your workforce, which is running at approximately 30% “no-show” rate. So, you have been filling in the workforce shortfalls by hiring day-labors from downtown, but still it is not enough. Your phone rings, one more time as it has done continuously since your arrival on the “early shift” this morning. You answer in your usual way, knowing that you are about to be blasted by yet another irate customer. As the customer on the other end of the phone starts in as you begin to take notes, shaking your head as you do so. The customer reports the following: “There is a 30 gallon garbage can sitting on the sidewalk in front of the customer’s business that has an extremely foul odor emanating from it. It has been there now for three days and it is beginning to smell quite ripe. This container, which is the customer’s office trash receptacle, contains last week’s standard office trash but also extensive human waste deposits left in the can from evidently numerous individuals of the local homeless population.” The customer is calling to complain that this morning during their regularly scheduled MSW pickup, your employees refused to take the contents of the can. The Questions: 1. Did your employees conduct themselves properly by refusing to take the contents of the receptacle? 2. Are the contents of the receptacle classified as Solid Waste? 3. Are there any special handling considerations for this receptacle? 4. How do you respond to the customer and what do you do next? Unit IV Mid-Term Case Scenario #2: The Situation: You are the Safety Director for a medium sized municipality. Part of the municipality that you serve is an electric utility, complete with power transmission and distribution service to 265 square-mile electric grid. One day, one of your Safety Officers, who serves this electric utility, comes into your office with a substation construction foreman. They inform you that at a particular substation the utility has had to make some expansions to cover the growing needs of the community. To do so they have to erect a control house at the substation to contain all the necessary breakers and electrical components necessary to run the grid. The control house must remain stable and considering that the substation is built on top of a former city landfill that has been closed for the past 35 years; pilings need to be installed. Each piling is 3 feet in diameter and must go down into the ground 30 feet. They did not see the necessity of pulling a permit to do this work because, “hey, it’s all city property. Since they have been drilling, however, the substation construction foreman’s men have been complaining of the foul odors and are concerned now for their health. However, this concern does not seem to apply to one who is actively collecting and subsequently selling on E-Bay; what he considers to be antique bottles that are being pulled up as part of the drilling process. The Questions: 1. Is it permissible to disturb the clay cap without a permit?  2. Are there health issues involved and if so what can be done to protect the employees that are working on site? 3. If there are no health issues involved, why not? 4. What steps would you take to deal with the antique bottle situation? Unit VIII Final Case Scenario #3: The Situation: The Case of the Oily Rags Outside of the City’s Fleet Operation Maintenance Bays there is a dumpster with a nicely painted sign saying Deposit Oily rags here. As the newly appointed EH&S Manager for the city you ask the next pressing question to the Maintenance Supervisor. “After you put your oily rags in the dumpster, where does the dumpster go?” His response was; “they take them out to the power plant and burn them.” You just smile and say “oh, that’s nice that the city has that capability” Two days later while you are out at the power plant, you ask the Operations Manager about the burning of oily rags in the unit. He tells you that they used to do that but now with the newer changes in place from the EPA they are not allowed to. So you ask yet again another obvious question; “then why are these dumpsters of oily rags coming out here?” He was surprised that you mentioned it because he had been wondering that himself. Now he has 4 dumpsters on his property filled with oily rags. BEM 3601, Waste Management 4 The Questions: 1. Should the oily rags stay on the plant site? 2. What responsibility does Fleet Operations have? Unit VIII Final Case Scenario #4: The Situation: It is Monday in the middle of August and you are a consultant for a local power plant. This particular plant is of an older design in which it can produce power by burning oil, coal, natural gas or garbage. To burn garbage the refuse trucks have to collect the waste and bring it to the plant. At the plant the garbage is dumped on what is known as the “tipping floor” and then hand sorted. Some items, such as mattresses, appliances and the more sturdy items cannot be burned so they have to be removed from the trash. Its already 98 degrees outside when you receive the phone call from the power plant. Apparently one of the sorters found something that you need to see. You hate going out there particularly on a Monday, because most of the time the garbage was dumped on Friday and has sat there all weekend getting “ripe”. When you arrive and open your car door, you realize you were right; it is very ripe! Gagging, you try to down-play your feelings and go to find the supervisor. This particular work group uses a “working supervisor” plan in which the supervisor also sorts garbage. You find him shortly after your arrival and as he is walking over to you, you noticed that he takes off his filthy gloves and lights up a cigarette. With his cigarette in his mouth he sticks out his hand to shake for introductions. All that is going through your mind is where have his hands been. He runs through his story and apparently one of the workers as found a box with a radiation sign on it, except the box is empty. The Questions: 1. What are your first actions? 2. What do you do if the radiation sign indicates a significant hazard?

For your primary post, respond to of the following three topics with a post of at least 125 words that addresses each point given in

For your primary post, respond to of the following three topics with a post of at least 125 words that addresses each point given in the instructions. Also, reply to at least one fellow student on any topic. . In the recorded interview (1)*, Emilia Huerta-Sanchez describes some research her team conducted. Watch the video, then address the following issues: . Read at least one of the following articles (2)* and/or (3)*, and then address the following issues: Refer to the ‘Digging into Data’ box on page 216 of the textbook.  Review the situation and the address the following: Purchase the answer to view it