Grand Canyon UNV504 full course latest 2015 October [ all discussions and all Week assignments and homeworks ]

| January 30, 2017

Question

week 1

DQ1

Topic 1 reviews some of the major differences between undergraduate and graduate studies. How do you think your graduate educational experience will differ from your undergraduate experience? How would you describe a graduate learning community? What are the key components of a learning community and how might a graduate learning community differ from an undergraduate learning community?

DQ2

This topic discussed the importance of communication. One of GCU’s goals is to help you effectively communicate throughout your life. Access and review the “Communication Tool.” Why is it important to communicate effectively with others? How will effective communication help students in their academic career? Give examples. Why do you think GCU emphasizes quality discussion posts and proper etiquette in the Discussion Forums?

DQ3

Read the GCU Doctrinal Statement, Four Pillars, and Christian Worldview at the following links:

GCU Doctrinal Statement:.gcu.edu/About-Us/Doctrinal-Statement.php”>http://www.gcu.edu/About-Us/Doctrinal-Statement.php
Christian Worldview:.gcu.edu/Christian-Worldview.php”>http://www.gcu.edu/Christian-Worldview.php
Four Pillars:.gcu.edu/About-Us/Four-Pillars.php”>http://www.gcu.edu/About-Us/Four-Pillars.php
How do you think GCU’s Christian heritage makes the GCU academic experience different than the experience at a non-faith-based university? What value might this difference add to your educational experience

week 2

DQ1

Find a scholarly article in the GCU Library. Copy an excerpt from the article that is at least 4-5 sentences long. Post the excerpt as your initial Discussion Forum post with your paraphrase of this excerpt directly underneath using appropriate APA paraphrased citations. Use the link below to assist you. Review your peers’ paraphrasing and comment on at least two posts regarding what they did well, and what they could work on for a better paraphrase.

DQ 2

Why is it important to critically analyze sources? Why are scholarly sources more appropriate for academic research?

DQ3

Read the “Academic Integrity Scenarios” at http://www.gcu.edu/Academics/Academic-Integrity/Academic-Integrity-Scenarios.php. As you read them, think about how these types of situations might arise in your academic career. How does academic dishonesty undermine the purpose of graduate school?

week 3

DQ1
Colleen Barrett is the former president of Southwest Airlines. She is a proponent of servant leadership and provides a case study of servant leadership in “Southwest Airlines’ Colleen Barrett on ‘Servant Leadership'” and “Servant Leadership.”

Describe the ways Southwest Airlines uses servant leadership. What did you learn about servant leadership from the video? In what ways will you apply servant leadership in your field?

DQ2

Dr. Clayton Christensen is a Harvard Business School professor, cancer survivor, man of faith, and expert on innovation. As a servant leader, he challenges his students to take a serious look at their lives, relationships, and priorities.

Refer to “How Will You Measure Your Life?” What was the best piece of advice he gave? How will his recommendations help you in your career and personal life? How will you apply these suggestions in your life and career?

DQ3
Microsoft Excel is a common learning tool in graduate courses. Refer to “Excel Tutorial Links.” If you are unfamiliar with an Excel task, select the corresponding Excel concept video. Learn something new about using Excel and report in the forum on at least three lessons learned from the videos.

week 4

DQ1

After reading “Disruptive Innovation in Health Care Delivery: A Framework For Business-Model Innovation,” describe the process of disruptive innovation. In what ways does disruptive innovation occur? Provide examples of disruptive innovation in the marketplace.

DQ2

Refer to “Entrepreneurship Versus Intrapreneurship” and answer the following questions. What is entrepreneurship? In what ways are entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship similar? In what ways are they different? Explain which of these options seems most advantageous to you in your career and why.

DQ3

After reflecting on what you have learned in this course, write a post (250-500 words) in which you address the following:

Describe your academic background.
Why did you choose graduate studies at GCU’s College of Business?
What is your chosen program of study?
How is this program going to help you reach your goals, what support do you have to help you reach your goals, what are your strength and weaknesses pertaining to graduate school, and how you will overcome your weaknesses?

Details:
Participating and getting to know other students in your class is important in order to create the online community at GCU. The Class Wall is a place for students to network and get to know one another. Your first post to the Class Wall will be a biography to share information about you with fellow students.
Here are some things to consider including in your biography:

Your name
Where you are from
Your family
The degree program you are enrolled in
What you currently do for a living
Your hobbies or interests
Motivation for pursuing a graduate degree
Your biography should be 250-350 words.

Post your biography to the Class Wall by the end of Day 2 of Topic 1.

Submit your biography to the appropriate assignment drop box as well as posting it to the Class Wall.

Once other students have posted their bios, go back to the Class Wall and read them, as well as your instructor’s bio.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

This assignment will help you develop an important skill for college and everyday life – time management. For this assignment, you will keep an informal time log in which you note all your activities for 3 days, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Then, you will review your activities to identify times when you were not productive. You should use this information for planning ways to make better use your time.

Part 1: Monitor Your Time in Hourly Increments

Use “Time Monitoring Worksheet” to write down what you did each hour of the day, starting at 5 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Even if you do not get up until 10 a.m., you still need to record 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. as “sleep.”
Do not overdo the recording; record the primary activity for the hour. At most, record two activities per hour.
Part 2: Reflection

On day four, review your completed “Time Monitoring Worksheet” in order to take a serious look at how you use your time each day.

Write a reflection (250-500 words) on how you manage your time. Include the following in your reflection:

What are some things you can do more efficiently?
What are the main items/tasks that take up most of your time?
Do you see areas in your daily routine where you can make adjustments to become more productive?
Do you have any “black holes” that unnecessarily suck up a lot of your time?
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Time Monitoring Worksheet

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

5 a.m.

6 a.m.

7 a.m.

8 a.m.

9 a.m.

10 a.m.

11 a.m.

12 p.m.

1 p.m.

2 p.m.

3 p.m.

4 p.m.

5 p.m.

6 p.m.

7 p.m.

8 p.m.

9 p.m.

10 p.m.

Learning

hwow to navigate the online classroom environment is essential to your academic success.
Review “Navigating the Online Scavenger Hunt” and search LoudCloud to find the answers.
Complete the scavenger hunt while navigating LoudCloud.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Online Learning Environment Scavenger Hunt

Introduction

Learning how to navigate the online classroom environment is essential to your academic success. GCU’s Learning Management System (LMS) LoudCloud has many resources to help you become a successful graduate student.

Directions

View the LoudCloud Walk to Class Tutorial as well as search LoudCloud to find answers to the questions below. You should complete the guide while navigating the LoudCloud environment.

Part A: Answer each prompt

1. List the tabs and other items on the screen when you first enter a course in LoudCloud.

2. From the course home page in LoudCloud, click on the “Resources” tab and then click on “Classroom Policies.” What do you need to do to make sure you are properly participating in the online classroom?

3. Under the “Resources” Tab in LoudCloud, click on the “Student Success Center;” under the “Writing Center” tab click on the “Style Guides and Templates” link. Read through the APA 6th Edition Style Guide and APA 6th Edition Template (without Abstract) documents. Why do you think academic writing requires such strict formatting?

4. Under the “Resources” Tab in LoudCloud, click on the “Student Success Center.” Under which tab in the Student Success Center can you find official Microsoft Tutorials for their software products?

5. Under the “Resources” Tab in LoudCloud, inside the “Student Success Center,” click on the “Tools for Success” tab at the top. What video might be most helpful to you under the “Success Webinars” section?

6. From the course home page in LoudCloud, find where you can see your current grade in the course.

7. Click on the “Resources” Tab in the classroom. Click on “Syllabus.” What are all the different sections found in the Syllabus? Look at the “Overall” and “Current” sections of the syllabus. (Hint: they might be the orange sections on the left of the screen.)

8. Click on “Library” under the “Resources” tab. Go to the Library website and find a time that a GCU Library Introduction webinar tour is available. Write down a time and date that one is offered.

Part B: Highlight the correct response

9. Where are the topic lectures found?

a) The Syllabus

b) Course Materials

c) Main Forum

d) Both A and B

10. In the Student Success Center located under theResources Tab in Loud Cloud, which of the following is notfound under the “Tools for Success” tab:

a) The Writing Center

b) The Basics

c) First Year Experience

d) Success Webinars

11. What do Course Materials in Loud Cloud consist of?

a) Lecture Notes, Electronic Resources, and Other instructional Media

b) Computer, Internet, and Software

c) Pens, Paper, and Books

d) The Syllabus, Discussion Forum, and Student Success Center

12. Where do you find the“Announcements” tab for a course in LoudCloud?

a) In the LoudCloud tool bar at the top of the classroom

b) The Calendar

c) The Syllabus

d) The instructor emails them to you at the start of each week.

13. What would you do if you wanted to ask your instructor a question in which you felt your classmates could benefit from the answer as well?

a) Send him or her a personal email

b) Post the question in the Main Forum

c) Post the question in the Individual Forum

d) Post the question in the Questions to Instructor Forum

14. Looking at the Forum Sectionunder the Tasks tab, which section is not listed in Loud Cloud?

a) Main Forum

b) Question to Instructor Forum

c) Assignment Forum

d) Individual Forum

15. Where are the weekly topic learning objectives found?

a) On the Calendar

b) In the Syllabus

c) In the Main Forum

d) Under the Tasks Tab

16. Where is the syllabus found in Loud Cloud?

a) Under the Calendar tab

b) Under the Resources tab

c) In the Main Forum

d) Under

week 2

Refer to “Are Writing Deficiencies Creating a Lost Generation of Business Writers?”

Write a 250-500-word summary of the article.

Refer to the guidelines for writing an effective summary presented in the Topic 2 lecture for use as a guide. Review the assignment rubric as well prior to beginning the assignment.

Be sure to include a discussion of the research problem, questions, method, findings, and implications discussed by the authors.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

APA Activity 1

1. Correct the in-text citation in the sentence below.

Neither group showed any significant growth (Wong and Tuttle 2005).

2. Correctly format the reference below.

Bretschneider, John Garrett and McCoy, Nancy Lewis, 1968. Sexual Interest and Behavior in Healthy 80- 102-Year-Olds. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 14, pp. 343-350.

3. Correctly format the reference below.

Hashimoto, Thomas. (March 13, 2000, p. 23). Seeing Red in November. Newsweek, vol. 199.

4. What is the correct way to format quotations longer than 40 words?

5. Compose a direct quotation using only the underlined information from the sentence below. The quotation should be grammatically and APA stylistically correct.

“Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen that deals with issues of class, gender, and social status, in addition to being a love story.”

6. Rewrite the quote below so that it includes an explanation in your own words to the reader that Mr. Johnson is the founder of the Eat More Oreos Foundation.

“Mr. Johnson declined to comment on this article.”

7. Does the sentence below need to be cited? Why or why not?

Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft.

8. Does the sentence below need to be cited? Why or why not?

Students who studied two hours a day did 25% better on the final exam.

week

3

Complete “Reference List Table.” Follow the steps below:

Using the GCU Library, locate three scholarly/peer-reviewed articles.
Find one article about innovation, one about servant leadership, and one about entrepreneurship.
Using the template, complete each section of the table with information from the articles.
These articles will be used as sources in the Topic 4 Essay Assignment.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Reference List Table

Example

Entrepreneurship Article

Innovation

Article

Servant Leadership Article

Title/Author(s)

How will you measure your life? Clayton Christensen

Persistent GCU Library Link (Permalink)

.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=51600554&site=ehost-live&scope=site”>http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=51600554&site=ehost-live&scope=site

50 Word Paraphrased Abstract (Your own words)

Dr. Christensen challenges students to look at the most important priorities in life. He encourages people to find happiness in career and family life. Having a clear purpose that aligns with what is important to you will help you stay on track.

Why is this article considered a scholarly source?

The article was published in The Harvard Business review, a peer reviewed academic journal. The author, who holds a PhD, is an experienced educator and expert on innovation.

How is this source relevant to your research paper?

The behaviors discussed in the article are practical in the servant leadership section.

Main ideas to remember from the article

Treat people well in business relationships. Find ways to invest time in family relationships for enduring happiness. Be honest all the time, no gray area.

APA 6th Edition Reference and Citation

Christensen, C. M. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46-51.

Excel Assignment Instructions

Sheet 1

A. Open the Excel Workbook found with these instructions in “Excel Assignment” in Topic 3.

B. Type your first and last name in cell A1.

C. Type “UNV-504” in cell A2.

D. Type “Topic 3 Excel Assignment” in cell A3.

E. Activate the Data Analysis Add-in.

a. Use the “Activating the Data Analysis Add-in” video link in cell B6 of the Excel Tutorial Links from the Topic 3 Materials for help with these steps.

F. Double click Sheet 1 in the bottom left corner and rename Sheet 1 as “Title Sheet.”

Sheet 2

A. Open Sheet 2 by clicking the Sheet 2 tab at the bottom of the Excel Workbook.

B. In cell D1 type “Total Unit Sales.”

C. Using the basic calculation functionality of Excel, find the total unit sales (Price per unit time the units sold) for each product. Do not use a separate calculator to find the results. Include the result in column D.

a. Use the “Basic Calculations” video link in cell B10 of the Excel Tutorial Links from the Topic 3 Materials for help with these steps.

D. Type “Average” in cell A12.

E. In cell B12, insert a function to find the average price per unit.

a. For help with this, view the Basic Functions tutorial video in cell B11 of the Excel Tutorial Links from the Topic 3 Materials.

F. In cell C12, insert a function to find the average number of units sold.

G. Change the price per unit of weed spray to $26.06.

H. Change the plastic buckets units sold to 359.

I. Type Total Sales in cell F4.

J. Insert a function in cell G4 for the sum of all Total Unit Sales.

K. Rename Sheet2 “Garden Store.”

Sheet 3

A. Create a Pie Chart using the data in columns D and E.

B. Add data labels so that each slice of the pie shows the corresponding percentage and instrument family.

a. Use the “Pie Chart Labeling Data” video link in cell B15 of the Excel Tutorial Links from the Topic 3 Materials for help with these steps.

C. Rename Sheet3 “Symphony.”

Sheet 4

A. Create a line graph for Northeast Sales and Southeast Sales using the data provided.

B. Create a second line graph for Northwest Sales and Southwest Sales using the data provided.

a. Refer to the “Line Graph” video link in cell B16 of the Excel Tutorial Links from the Topic 3 Materials for help with this step.

C. Rename Sheet4 “Division Sales.”

Sheet 5

A. Create a scatter plot using the data provided.

a. Refer to the “XY Scatterplot” video link in cell B17 of the Excel Tutorial Links from the Topic 3 Materials for help with this step.

B. Label Sheet5 “Drinks.”

Sheet 6

A. Create a new tab.

a. Click the “Use of Tabs” resource video link in cell B5 of the Excel Tutorial Links from the Topic 3 Materials for help with these steps.

B. In cell A1 type the most challenging part of this assignment.

C. In cell A2 write something new that you learned.

D. Label Sheet6 “Last.”

E. Save the Excel Workbook and upload to your Topic 3 Excel Assignment drop box.

Product Price per unit Units sold Lawn mower $ 230.27 179 Rake $ 17.90 413 Shovel $ 31.31 1136 Garden hose $ 24.99 267 Weed spray $ 25.84 1025 Hedge trimmers $ 50.75 842 Pruners $ 28.44 354 Sprinkler $ 19.99 571 Plastic Bucket $ 8.64 953 Gloves $ 7.50 2641
Instrument Number of musicians Instrument Family Number of Musicians
Violin 12 Brass 14
Viola 10 Percussion 7
Cello 9 Strings 34
Double bass 3 Woodwinds 12
Trumpet 3
Tuba 4
Trombone 4
French Horn 3
Bassoon 3
Flute 2
Clarinet 4
Oboe 3
Percussion 7

Division January February March April May June July August September October November December
Northeast Sales 75 105 100 90 121 105 89 36 105 114 67 97
Southeast Sales 72 95 101 27 98 87 93 97 107 115 59 101
Central Sales 63 22 105 99 107 104 91 92 109 107 81 87
Northwest Sales 54 62 80 85 93 82 105 110 14 115 92 94
Southwest Sales 84 88 95 93 63 97 107 111 110 112 97 89

Temperature Soft drinks sold
96-105 194
86-95 185
76-85 210
66-75 205
56-65 175
46-55 120
36-45 110
26-35 107
16-25 100

week 4

In a 750-1,000-word essay, describe each of the three pillars of the College of Business (servant leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and innovation).

Discuss your findings from the articles you found about the three pillars in the “Reference List Table” assignment in Topic 3. Be sure to include a discussion of the way you will apply each of these pillars in your career or industry.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment requires a minimum of 3 scholarly sources.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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