26 August 2015

The 2008 Financial CrisisPaper instructions:
Write a report of the 2008 financial Crisis containing the following topics,Adjustable rate mortages, Alt-A-loans, Originate to-hold and orginate-distribute lending models, Securitization, Mortage Backed Securities, Credit Default Swaps,Credit Rating Agencies, Issuer Pays Compensation Model, Ted Spreads, BAA-AAA spread, the Fed's role,Monetary Policy,Money Supply, Money Demand and Money Creation( Be sure to write an introductory before each paragraph describing the topic. You must include articles from crediable sources to show how it affected the crisis. I'll will provide you with an example of how the layout should look like.

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The 2008 Financial CrisisPaper instructions:Write a report of the 2008 financial Crisis containing the following topics,Adjustable rate mortages, Alt-A-loans, Originate to-hold and orginate-distribute lending […]


26 August 2015

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Paper instructions:
The purpose of this project is to allow you the opportunity to develop a new or improved performance assessment system for an organization that you select. You will present your project in class on the last night that we meet, April 23rd. You can provide a plan for a current employer or one that you have learned about through your internet research. As part of your class project, you will want to present a formal report that contains the following components:
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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Paper instructions:The purpose of this project is to allow you the opportunity to develop a new or improved performance assessment […]


26 August 2015

what was the role played by political bosses in the 19th and 20th century american cities?

what was the role played by political bosses in the 19th and 20th century american cities?

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what was the role played by political bosses in the 19th and 20th century american cities? what was the role played by political bosses […]


26 August 2015

THE STRIKE THAT CHANGED NEW YORKPAPER ASSIGNMENT—THE STRIKE THAT CHANGED NEW YORK

During the 1960s, different visions about the role of public education in American life often sparked sharp racial divisions. Some of those controversies involved matters related to integration (such as where, how much, who decides, and/or whether integration was a good idea or even possible). Other controversies, however, involved matters related to school curriculum and the behavior of students, teachers, and administrators. In 1968, these and other questions embroiled the Ocean Hill-Brownsville district in New York City in a series of conflicts. Jerald Podair’s book seeks to explain the causes and consequences of those conflicts.
Historians make arguments. This assignment will require you to discern those arguments, consider how Podair makes his case (use of sources), and evaluate the book overall.

Instructions:
1. Your paper will be seven pages, double spaced, using 12-point font, with one inch margins on each side as well as the top and bottom.

Any text over seven pages will not be read. Going over the limit will negatively impact your grade.

2. Your paper will consist of three parts:

Part One: This section is about reading comprehension. It should be about four pages in your paper. For each chapter (one through nine), you will write a five or six sentence long paragraph that conveys Podair’s argument in that chapter. You must aim for efficiency—convey the scope of the argument rather than focusing on a narrow slice of the chapter. Avoid getting bogged down in details; focus on the big picture. Choose your words carefully. Avoid superficial, inaccurate, or incomplete summaries. This is not the place for direct quotations—use your own words.
You also need to read and write about the introduction; read it first! Generally, an author will use the introduction to discuss the purpose of the book and provide a broad overview of his/her main arguments. Your task is explain, in five or six sentences, Podair’s arguments about the core issues in the dispute and the consequences that resulted from it.

Use the following format, for the introduction through the final chapter:

Introduction: Podair….


Chapter One: Podair….


Chapter Three: Podair. . .
This format will help you organize your paper. Follow the five-six sentence rule; less than, or more than, that amount will hurt your grade.

Before you start reading each chapter, pay close attention to the title. The words/dates in the title provide some important clues about the scope of the chapter (what it’s about) and possibly part of the argument. A title doesn’t reveal everything, of course, but it can say a lot.

Part Two: This section is about how Podair uses sources/evidence in chapter five. It should be about one page long.

You need to:
–identify three pieces of specific evidence Podair uses to support his argument. These are found in the chapter itself. Summarize those examples in three sentences, such as “One piece of evidence Podair uses is….”, or “ Another piece of evidence is…..” Evidence is not the same as argument; evidence is used to support an argument. (one paragraph)
–identify three different sources Podair uses to construct this chapter. You should identify two primary sources (material from the time being written about) and one secondary source (something that uses primary sources to analyze or report about something; Podair’s book is a secondary source). This information is found in the “Notes” section at the back of the book. Note: some of the secondary sources listed here are only partially cited because Podair cited the source earlier in the book; use the bibliography to find the full information about the source (author, title, etc.). (one paragraph)
–analyze citation 32. Carefully read the section of the chapter that contains citation 32; then read the New York Times article cited there (available on Blackboard). Think about what he used from the article, and what he did not. Would you have made the same choices? Why or why not? Remember that writing history involves making choices; authors cannot, and would not wish to, use everything contained in a source. Choices are, in other words, inevitable. (one paragraph)


Part Three: This section is about considering the book as a whole. It should be about two pages long. Address the following questions:
–What do you regard as the book’s greatest strength, and why? What do you consider to be its chief weakness, and why? Choose one strength and one weakness. Focus on the book’s substance, not its style.
–What implications does the Ocean Hill-Brownsville controversy have for how we see the history of white/black relations during the 1960s?

3. Grades will be on the following scale: A (95 points), B (85 points), C (75 points), D (65 points), F (55 points). If a paper is exceptionally good, it will receive 100 points. For example, a C paper with citation problems will receive 70 points.

4. Your paper (a printed copy) is due in class April 15. I will not accept electronic submissions. Do not turn in your paper to my mailbox or slide it under my office door—I won’t accept those either. It is your job to get your paper in on time. Papers are due when I collect them in class; if you turn it in during class after I collect them, it is considered late and will be penalized ten points. Papers turned in April 17 will be penalized twenty points. I won’t accept a paper after April 17—you will receive a 0 for the assignment.

I will not accept any excuses for late papers. None whatsoever. That means if you get sick, grandma dies, your hard drive fails, you oversleep because your alarm didn’t go off, traffic or an accident on the roads keeps you from getting to class on time, or anything else happens to prevent you from turning in your paper on April 15 or 17, you will receive the penalty noted above. If you want to eliminate the chance of something beyond your control harming your paper grade, turn in the paper before April 15.

5. Include a cover sheet with your name and a title. You do not need a bibliography. The cover sheet does not count toward the seven-page limit.

6. As with all assignments in this course, the Honor Code is in effect. If I suspect you have violated the Code, I will file charges with the Honor Court. Ignorance of the Code is not a defense. Please review the Honor Code if you have any doubts about what might be a violation.

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THE STRIKE THAT CHANGED NEW YORKPAPER ASSIGNMENT—THE STRIKE THAT CHANGED NEW YORK During the 1960s, different visions about the role of public education in […]


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Student health insurance high cost no coverage
Goals
The purpose of this project is for you to take ownership of something you view as a salient issue in your community – whether at the university, local, state or national level. 
The project will be linked to readings from America: The Owner’s Manual.  It is an opportunity to better appreciate, as the book says, how to make government work for you. 

The project is broken down into three parts, and the end result will b e a comprehensive plan of action on an issue of importance to YOU.   It is entirely up to you how far you wish to go in enacting that plan, but what you will get in the finished project, is a realistic idea of how to make things happen and just how possible it is. 


Assessment
For each of the three parts to this project, you will be assessed on the following:
·         Thorough and thoughtful completion of the assignment – you should be addressing all sections outlined for each part of the project
·         Organization and Presentation – Each part of the project should be clearly written and well-organized. Presentation is also key here; feel free to be creative with it.
·         Accuracy and research – you are expected to base your information from quality, reputable sources and provide properly formatted references.
Please note, you are not being graded or in any way judged on your opinion or your choice of initiative.

Due Dates

Part 1 – DUE Wednesday 1/29
Part 2 – DUE Wednesday 2/26
Part 3 – DUE Wednesday 4/9







Part 1 – What is the Issue?
The first part of the project is about identifying a problem, and gathering information on it.  Sounds simple, right? But defining the issue is a very important first step.  You want to know if this is a realproblem, what the details and implications are, and what steps (if any) have already been taken.  You cannot make progress on an issue unless you are informed!  You need to first shape the issue before you can gain support.
è  Reference the Manual: Prologue-Chapter 2

The end result of Part 1 should be a pamphlet, brochure or some kind of electronic media* (a website, blog post, etc) explaining the issue and the basic facts. This is your vehicle for getting the word out there to people. It should include:
·         A clear statement of the problem – Remember, be as specific and realistic as possible
·         A discussion of the larger importance and context of your issue – Why should people care? Who does it affect?  Is this a unique problem to your community or state?
·         Important Background Information and Facts about the Issue – what do we need to know about your issue? What are the facts? NOTE – this part of your write-up is crucial!  You want to be sure you have credibility.  Be sure that your research is:
o    Up-to-date
o    Relevant
o    From appropriate sources
·         Put the issue in political and policy terms.  What policy changes are required?  How does it involve public action?
·         *NOTE – if you decide to develop an electronic format to present your information – be sure to address how you will advertise this. That is, how will people find your information? A brochure can be handed out to people, but how will people find your website for example?

Be creative with the format –You want it to be clear, concise and appealing!  Make generous use of headings and subtitles.  Include images if appropriate – but note that these should not be excuses to take up space!  It should be something that could be handed out or shared to help gain support for your issue, so you want it to be informative.

***For the instructor’s benefit – Please include separately a works cited list.




Part 2 – Who Can Help?
Part 2 of the paper will address what groups and individuals can be of assistance in pursuing action on your issue.  You will be expected to hand in a two-part profile of potential supporters and opponents. 
è  Reference the Manual: Chapters 3-5, 7

A. Getting Public Support
What does the public think?  First, you want to get an idea of who will support your initiative and who might be opposed to it.
·         Public Opinion – If available, summarize any applicable public opinion survey results.  If you need assistance finding existing poll data, just let me know.
o    If none exist, design a brief survey.  Be sure to include questions that will give you a demographic profile of your supporters and opponents. 
o    If this is a campus issue, and it is feasible to do so, conduct your own!  Be sure to check with me about your methodology
·         Supporters – Describe the groups or organizations represent your greatest potential supporters.  Rank each on a scale of 1-10 in terms of its likelihood to be an effective partner.
·         Expertise – What expertise is necessary to effectively address your cause? What organizations or individuals can provide this expertise?
·         Opponents – Describe the groups or organizations represent your greatest potential opponents.  Why do they oppose you? 

B. Government Officials
Your initiative will need political support.  This is a critical part of the project.  In order to access government and take action, you must be able to determine what level of government can best help you with your initiative.
·         Provide an overview of what level of government and what agencies can be of assistance.  Do your research!  Which level is most appropriate?  Can your representative at the local or state level be of assistance? Which departments or agencies might have a stake in this issue?
·         Profile at least one specific government official who you would like to contact.  Find out something about this individual.  What is their background? Education? Past accomplishments? Etc…

Include a thorough, formatted works cited page to your write-up.  You will need to back up your arguments, particularly in Section A with hard facts and quality research. In addition to government and local municipal websites, also check your local newspapers, the library – even the phone book.  You might even try contacting people and conducting informal interviews.  Be sure to cite these too!

Part 3 – What Next?
Now that you have framed your issue and identified the people who can help, what next?  This is your chance to develop a specific plan of action.
è  Reference the Manual: Chapters 6, 8-10

A. Make democracy work for you
First, outline how you plan to approach the appropriate government officials and agencies.
·         Identify at least three alternative strategies you could use to enlist the help of the individual(s) you identified in Part 2.  Think creatively!
·         Propose a timeline. What timing considerations do you need to be concerned about?  Is this something that needs to be addressed while the state (or national) legislature is in session?  Find out when that is. Is there a budget process that will affect your initiative? The academic year? Be specific.

B. Alert the Media
How do you plan to get your message out there?  In this section, please include the following:
·         Editorial – Draft an editorial to the local newspaper about your issue. In preparation, read a few editorials that have recently been submitted. 
·         Multi-media Plan– How can you make use of the internet to gain support for your cause?  A facebook group may be a good start, but alone is not sufficient.  Come up with a detailed plan, draft or model.

C. Raise Funds
Any initiative or campaign has expenses.  For this final section you will propose the following:
·         A budget – Provide at least a very rough budget of major expenses you expect.  What do you anticipate will be your biggest expense?
·         A fundraising idea – Propose at least one creative fundraising activity to get your initiative off the ground.   


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