stakeholder and analyses Discussion

Would you agree that the stakeholder and analyses how much interest and influence over the project outcomes they have?

Once you understand the needs and concerns of the stakeholders, you can manage their expectations, ensure that they are all constructively involved in contributing to the project outcome, and plan how to deal with stakeholders. Do you agree?

Stakeholders should be carried out at each stage of your project so that you can continually assess and track each stakeholder’s position. Do you agree?

Would you agree that the most common tool for stakeholders is to create a matrix, such as an alignment, Interest, and Influence Matrix?

A stakeholder is a person or group that is interested in the success and choices a company makes. Do you agree?

stakeholder analysis

Imagine you have completed a stakeholder analysis and you identify a high power, high interest stakeholder with strong objections to change, even though the stakeholder agrees that the identified problem exists and should be addressed. Discuss how you would navigate this situation. In response to peers, discuss whether you agree with the steps taken to navigate resistance to change and provide alternative solutions or perspectives.

Discuss the implications in terms of access to care, controlling costs, and ensuring quality care.

Research a local health policy issue that is a hot topic in your state. You can also contact a local county commissioner or state Congressional member in your state to gain insight on the issue or (you may also research local or state government websites or refer to the local news media).

On the basis of your research, answer the following:

  • Discuss the implications of the selected issue on the community as a whole.
  • Who all are affected by the policy?
  • Who are the key stakeholders in the development of the policy? Discuss their individual roles in policy development?
  • Explain the roles of those responsible for implementing the policy.
  • Does federal government play any role in the policy development process and its relationship in terms of funding? If yes, explain.
  • If the federal government is not involved in the policy development process and its relationship in terms of funding, should it be involved? Why or why not?

Research the policy demographics of CHIP in your state. Also examine the adequacy of the CHIP program in your state.

  • In your opinion, if Medicaid was meant to cover families living below the poverty line, then what is the purpose of CHIP?
  • Illustrate the differences and similarities between the two programs?
  • Every state has its own variation of CHIP. What does your state call the program?
  • Who all are covered in CHIP and what are the eligibility requirements?
  • In your state, if CHIP is meant to cover uninsured children, why are there so many uninsured families with children?

In many national healthcare systems, the providers of care are either subsidized or work directly for government-owned facilities. In the United States, the government-operated programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, contract with providers. The VA, on the other hand operates its own system of hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Medicare and Medicaid set the rules regarding which services are offered and the amount to be paid for those services.

  • Compare and contrast the VA Health System with Medicare and Medicaid. Describe in detail the similarities and differences.
  • What lessons can the programs learn from each other when looking at administration of services and programs offered by recipients? Discuss the implications in terms of access to care, controlling costs, and ensuring quality care.

Explain the roles of those responsible for implementing the policy.

Research a local health policy issue that is a hot topic in your state. You can also contact a local county commissioner or state Congressional member in your state to gain insight on the issue or (you may also research local or state government websites or refer to the local news media).

On the basis of your research, answer the following:

  • Discuss the implications of the selected issue on the community as a whole.
  • Who all are affected by the policy?
  • Who are the key stakeholders in the development of the policy? Discuss their individual roles in policy development?
  • Explain the roles of those responsible for implementing the policy.
  • Does federal government play any role in the policy development process and its relationship in terms of funding? If yes, explain.
  • If the federal government is not involved in the policy development process and its relationship in terms of funding, should it be involved? Why or why not?

Research the policy demographics of CHIP in your state. Also examine the adequacy of the CHIP program in your state.

  • In your opinion, if Medicaid was meant to cover families living below the poverty line, then what is the purpose of CHIP?
  • Illustrate the differences and similarities between the two programs?
  • Every state has its own variation of CHIP. What does your state call the program?
  • Who all are covered in CHIP and what are the eligibility requirements?
  • In your state, if CHIP is meant to cover uninsured children, why are there so many uninsured families with children?

In many national healthcare systems, the providers of care are either subsidized or work directly for government-owned facilities. In the United States, the government-operated programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, contract with providers. The VA, on the other hand operates its own system of hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Medicare and Medicaid set the rules regarding which services are offered and the amount to be paid for those services.

  • Compare and contrast the VA Health System with Medicare and Medicaid. Describe in detail the similarities and differences.
  • What lessons can the programs learn from each other when looking at administration of services and programs offered by recipients? Discuss the implications in terms of access to care, controlling costs, and ensuring quality care.

Compare and contrast the VA Health System with Medicare and Medicaid. Describe in detail the similarities and differences.

Research a local health policy issue that is a hot topic in your state. You can also contact a local county commissioner or state Congressional member in your state to gain insight on the issue or (you may also research local or state government websites or refer to the local news media).

On the basis of your research, answer the following:

  • Discuss the implications of the selected issue on the community as a whole.
  • Who all are affected by the policy?
  • Who are the key stakeholders in the development of the policy? Discuss their individual roles in policy development?
  • Explain the roles of those responsible for implementing the policy.
  • Does federal government play any role in the policy development process and its relationship in terms of funding? If yes, explain.
  • If the federal government is not involved in the policy development process and its relationship in terms of funding, should it be involved? Why or why not?

Research the policy demographics of CHIP in your state. Also examine the adequacy of the CHIP program in your state.

  • In your opinion, if Medicaid was meant to cover families living below the poverty line, then what is the purpose of CHIP?
  • Illustrate the differences and similarities between the two programs?
  • Every state has its own variation of CHIP. What does your state call the program?
  • Who all are covered in CHIP and what are the eligibility requirements?
  • In your state, if CHIP is meant to cover uninsured children, why are there so many uninsured families with children?

In many national healthcare systems, the providers of care are either subsidized or work directly for government-owned facilities. In the United States, the government-operated programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, contract with providers. The VA, on the other hand operates its own system of hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Medicare and Medicaid set the rules regarding which services are offered and the amount to be paid for those services.

  • Compare and contrast the VA Health System with Medicare and Medicaid. Describe in detail the similarities and differences.
  • What lessons can the programs learn from each other when looking at administration of services and programs offered by recipients? Discuss the implications in terms of access to care, controlling costs, and ensuring quality care.

What do you believe are the greatest challenges the U.S. Intelligence Community will face in the next decade? 

Proposal Agreement – 2 February 2015

8 DQs at $10 x3 = $240
(initial post Due by Thursday night, 8pm EST, student responses Due Saturday, 6pm EST)

IRLS210 Discussion Forums – One initial post by Thursday (350 words); two follow-up posts (150 words) to classmates by Saturday

 

IRLS210 Midterm Assignment – $30

5 questions answered in paragraph format totaling 2 pages.

(Due Saturday, 21 February by 8pm EST)

 

IRLS210 Progress Assignment – $45

5 questions answered in paragraph format totaling 2 pages.

(Due Saturday, 14 March by 8pm EST)

 

IRLS210 Final Assignment – $60

5 questions answered in paragraph format totaling 2 pages.

(Due Saturday, 28 March by 8pm EST)

 

INTL301 Discussion Forums – One initial post by Thursday (250 words); two follow-up posts (150 words) to classmates by Saturday

INTL301 Progress Assignment #1– $30

(Due Saturday, 14 February by 8pm EST)

INTL301 Progress Assignment #2 – $30
(Due Saturday, 28 February by 8pm EST)

INTL301 Final Assignment – $60
(Due Saturday, 21 March by 8pm EST)


INTL443 Discussion Forums – 
One initial post by Thursday (250 words); two follow-up posts (150 words) to classmates by Saturday

INTL443 Midterm Assignment = $30
(Due Saturday, 21 February by 8pm EST)

INTL443 Progress Assignment – $45
(Due Saturday, 14 March by 8pm EST)

INTL446 Final Assignment – $60
(Due Saturday, 28 March by 8pm EST)

 

Total = $630

***Separate arrangements will be made for the HIST121 course (2 March – 26 April)

 

 

 

 

INTL301 – Progress Assignment #1 (due 14 February)

The initial Progress Assignment is designed to deepen your understanding of inter-agency operations within the United States Intelligence Community or IC.

Please answer the following research question:

 

The ability for agencies within the Intelligence Community to share information/intelligence received a huge boost when Fusion Centers were developed. However, there are still obstacles with sharing information between federal agencies, between federal agencies and state/local law enforcement, and between the military and law enforcement.  Review the obstacles that currently derail interagency intelligence sharing. conclude your essay with your recommendations on how this obstacle should be addressed. 

 

Also please consult the Turabian Style Guide for the correct format for your citation.  You can access the Quick Guide here:

  • http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html
  • Paper should use Word, 12 pt. New Times Roman or Arial fonts.
  • No picture or graphs should be used.
  • Paper should be 4 pages or close to 4 pages, double spaced.
  • Please include a Bibliography or References page to correspond with either the Author-Date style or the Bibliography-notes style.
  • Rigorous outside materials should be used to develop your paper.
  • You may use either Turabian Bibliography format or Turabian References format
  • Save your paper as, last name, first initial, PA1  (Example:  Jones, M PA1)
  • The accuracy or your citations is gradable, as is grammar and clarity of writing.
  • All formal rules of writing apply. This includes limiting direct quotes to making up no more than 10-15% of your text.

 

 

 

 

IRLS210 – Midterm Assignment (due 21 February)

The Instructor has not posted the details for this assignment – I will send you the details as soon as they are available.

The Assignment Topic is ‘The Greatest Threat’

 

 

 

 

 

IRLS210 – Midterm Assignment (due 21 February)

Assignment Instructions:  Before you begin this assignment, review the materials from the first 3 weeks of class with special focus on the 3 mainstream theoretical perspectives: realism, liberalism and constructivism. I also recommend reviewing the week 2 forum.

Please write a well-formulated paragraph on the theoretical perspective you think is the most prominent for each the 3 leaders identified below. I have provided links to relevant information on each person. Don’t be surprised if you find information that reflects each of the three mainstream theoretical perspectives for each person. What you’re looking for is the theory that is the most prominent. Which one stands out the most and why?  Be sure to demonstrate your understanding of the theoretical perspectives and to include specific evidence (e.g. words and/or actions of the leader) to support your analysis in each paragraph. I recommend using the MEAL plan to organize your thoughts.

 Russia’s President Putin / United States’ President Obama / Iran’s President Rouhani

 

Materials for President Putin:

Address by Russian President Putin to the Federal Assembly

Russia’s Arctic opportunity

Profile: Vladimir Putin

Materials for President Obama:

In bold move on Cuba, Obama asserts powers

Profile: Barack Obama

A Referendum on Obama

Materials for President Rouhani:

Iran’s President Rouhani warns against corruption

A Conversation With Hassan Rouhani

What Iran Wants in 2014

 

Each of the three paragraphs should be a minimum of 250 words long and quotes should make up no more than 10% of your submission. Please exclusively use the course materials and the sources provided specifically for this assignment.

Please be sure to put quotation marks around material copied word-for-word from another source and to cite the source. Also, be sure to cite paraphrased information. Please use the Turabian citation style.

 

 

 

INTL301 – Progress Assignment #2 (due 28 February)

Assignment Instructions:

In a 4-page essay (double spaced) answer the following research question:

The DIA is an all-source defense intelligence agency that is designed to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policymakers.  In this day and age of massive budget deficits and increased Congressional Oversight has the DIA become redundant?  Consider the Intelligence Capabilities of the Regional Combatant Commanders, the individual services and the NSA/CIA in your response.
Also please consult the Turabian Style Guide for the correct format for your citation.  You can access the Quick Guide here:

  • http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html
  • Paper should use Word, 12 pt. New Times Roman or Arial fonts.
  • No pictures or graphs should be used
  • Paper should be 4 pages or close to 4 pages, double spaced.
  • Please include a Bibliography or References page
  • You may use as many outside materials to develop your paper.
  • You may use either Turabian Bibliography format or Turabian References format
  • Save your paper as, last name, first initial, PA2  (Example:  Jones, M PA2)
  • The accuracy or your citations is gradable, as is grammar and clarity of writing.
  • All formal rules of writing apply including limiting your use of direct quotes to no more than 10-15% of your text.

 

 

 

IRLS210 – Progress Assignment (due 14 March)

The Instructor has not posted the details for this assignment – I will send you the details as soon as they are available.

The Assignment Topic is ‘Cuban/N. Korean Collection Plan’

 

 

 

 

IRLS210 – Progress Assignment (due 14 March)

Assignment Instructions:  For this assignment, please write a précis, which literally means to “cut short”.

Begin by choosing one of the peer-reviewed journal articles from the course materials.  You may use any of the articles in this class.  For your convenience, below is a comprehensive list. As you read, highlight the questions the author is trying to answer.  Then highlight the answers the author found to those questions.

Of Networks and Nations” by John Arquilla

Human Rights and Business” by Wesley Cragg, Denis Arnold, and Peter Muchlinski

 

Global Gun Control: Examining the Consequences of Competing International Norms” by Suzette Grillot

 

In the Defense of Women: Gender, Office Holding, and National Security Policy in Established Democracies” by Michael Koch and Sarah Fulton

 

This Time It’s Real: The End of Unipolarity and the Pax Americana” by Christopher Layne

 

The Politics of NGOs, Human Rights and the Arab-Israel Conflict” by Gerald Steinberg

 

Terror on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube” by Gabriel Weimann

 

History, International Relations, and Integrated Approaches: Thinking About Greater Interdisciplinarity” by Steve Yetiv

 

Western International Law and China’s Confucianism in the 19th Century: Collision and Integration” by Yang Zewei

Next, write your précis, which consists of a citation and two paragraphs.  At the top of your submission, provide the citation for the article you chose.  Beneath that, begin the first paragraph by explaining the author’s general focus and perspective.  What issue is the author examining and what seems to be the theoretical framework?  Continue on by explaining the answers the author found as a result of the study and include at least three reasons that support them.  Why does the author think his or her answers/conclusions are correct?

In the second paragraph start by assuming that the author’s answers/conclusions are in fact correct.  Why are the author’s ideas important?  What are the implications?  What does this mean for related issues or what else might be true?  For clarification, the objective here is to find the implications of the study.  We sometimes refer to implications as the “so what?” question.  What does all of this mean in the bigger picture?

Your submission should be no more than one page long, double-spaced.  Be sure to paraphrase the author’s words into your own words.  Do not quote the article directly.

 

 

 

INTL301 – FINAL Assignment (due 21 March)

Over the past seven weeks you have been exposed to the different agencies that comprise the Intelligence Community, the way Congressional Oversight is conducted and the different capabilities employed (which are referred to as the INTs).  Answer the following question:

What do you believe are the greatest challenges the U.S. Intelligence Community will face in the next decade? 

Also please consult the Turabian Style Guide for the correct format for your citation. You can access the Quick Guide here: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html

 

  • Paper should use Word, 12 pt. New Times Roman or Arial fonts.
  • No pictures or graphs should be used
  • Paper should be 3 pages or close to 3 pages, double spaced.
  • Please include a Bibliography or References page.
  • Support your reflection with academically rigorous references from OUTSIDE those provided within the class.
  • You may use either Turabian Bibliography format or Turabian References format
  • The accuracy or your citations is gradable, as is grammar and clarity of writing.
  • All formal rules of writing apply, including limiting your direct quotes to no more than 10-15% of your total text.
  • This reflection can cover a spectrum of possibilities from capabilities, and skill sets, to an aging work force and more demand for products.

 

 

 

 

IRLS210 – FINAL Assignment (due 28 March)

The Instructor has not posted the details for this assignment – I will send you the details as soon as they are available.

The Assignment Topic is ‘Friend or Foe’

 

 

 

IRLS210 – FINAL Assignment (due 28 March)

Assignment Instructions:

For this assignment, write a letter to someone related to the local issue you highlighted on the week 8 forum. You don’t need to provide your return address for the assignment, but you’ll need to include it if you decide to send your letter. Provide the name and mailing address of one person you could contact regarding the local issue at the top of your submission. Then write a four paragraph letter using this format:

 

Paragraph 1: introduce yourself and explain the problem

 

Paragraph 2: explain the relevant history of the problem;

 

Paragraph 3: explain concepts and theories related to the problem; and,

 

Paragraph 4: propose possible solutions and explain what you want this person to do.

 

Your letter should have a professional tone and look. Add legitimacy to your claims by providing citations using the Turabian style. Use 12 pitch, Times New Roman font and 1 inch margins. Include your last name in your file name and upload your work in a .doc or .docx file by Sunday of week 8. A template is attached for your convenience.

It is up to you whether or not you send the letter, but you are encouraged to do so. Civic engagement is crucial in democratic societies.

•Identify the cultural, economic, and political context of information resources, and interpret information in light of that context.

Week 5 Assignment 1 – Submit Here .

 

Students, please view the “Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment” in the Student Center.

Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.

 

Assignment 1: The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

 

Due Week 5 and worth 135 points

 

 

 

Select a president from the table, “Presidents and Their ‘Doctrines,’” in Roskin, Chapter 4. Then write a 3-5 page paper on the doctrine that president used according to Roskin. Your research must include at least four (4) credible sources, apart from your textbook. Your paper must address the following:

 

1.Summarize a situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president’s time in office.

2.Explicate the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.

3.Describe the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.

4.Assess, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

5.Cite at least four (4) reputable sources in addition to the textbook, not including Wikipedia, encyclopedias, or dictionaries.

Your assignment must:

 

•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:

 

 

•Identify the cultural, economic, and political context of information resources, and interpret information in light of that context.

•Use technology and information resources to research issues in international problems.

•Write clearly and concisely about international problems using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric.

Evaluate a budgeting system at any governmental level.

Assignment 5: Multiyear Plans and Analysis

Due Week 10 and worth 100 points

 

Preparation

  • Review the document titled “City of Charlottesville 2010 Annual Comprehensive Plan” located in the course shell.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1.     Review the “City of Charlottesville 2010 Annual Comprehensive Plan” and then complete Exercise 1 on page 152 using Exhibits C and D in the Annual Report and Table 9.4 on page 148. Change the title headers to the agency name. Save the Excel File as the agency’s name and include the Multiyear Plan.

2.     Analyze the comparison of ratios.

3.     Analyze the measures of liquidity.

4.     Analyze the long-term solvency.

5.     Analyze asset management rations.

 

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. 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:

  • Evaluate a budgeting system at any governmental level.
  • Analyze the scope and sequence of budgeting in terms of sources of revenues, purpose of government expenditures, budget cycles, budget preparation, and debt administration.
  • Examine the key components of developing multiyear plans and analyses.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in public budgeting and finance.
  • Write clearly and concisely about public budgeting and finance using proper writing mechanics.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in public budgeting and finance.

Assignment 5: Multiyear Plans and Analysis

Due Week 10 and worth 100 points

 

Preparation

  • Review the document titled “City of Charlottesville 2010 Annual Comprehensive Plan” located in the course shell.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1.     Review the “City of Charlottesville 2010 Annual Comprehensive Plan” and then complete Exercise 1 on page 152 using Exhibits C and D in the Annual Report and Table 9.4 on page 148. Change the title headers to the agency name. Save the Excel File as the agency’s name and include the Multiyear Plan.

2.     Analyze the comparison of ratios.

3.     Analyze the measures of liquidity.

4.     Analyze the long-term solvency.

5.     Analyze asset management rations.

 

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. 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:

  • Evaluate a budgeting system at any governmental level.
  • Analyze the scope and sequence of budgeting in terms of sources of revenues, purpose of government expenditures, budget cycles, budget preparation, and debt administration.
  • Examine the key components of developing multiyear plans and analyses.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in public budgeting and finance.
  • Write clearly and concisely about public budgeting and finance using proper writing mechanics.

Analyze the scope and sequence of budgeting in terms of sources of revenues, purpose of government expenditures, budget cycles, budget preparation, and debt administration.

Assignment 5: Multiyear Plans and Analysis

Due Week 10 and worth 100 points

 

Preparation

  • Review the document titled “City of Charlottesville 2010 Annual Comprehensive Plan” located in the course shell.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1.     Review the “City of Charlottesville 2010 Annual Comprehensive Plan” and then complete Exercise 1 on page 152 using Exhibits C and D in the Annual Report and Table 9.4 on page 148. Change the title headers to the agency name. Save the Excel File as the agency’s name and include the Multiyear Plan.

2.     Analyze the comparison of ratios.

3.     Analyze the measures of liquidity.

4.     Analyze the long-term solvency.

5.     Analyze asset management rations.

 

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. 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:

  • Evaluate a budgeting system at any governmental level.
  • Analyze the scope and sequence of budgeting in terms of sources of revenues, purpose of government expenditures, budget cycles, budget preparation, and debt administration.
  • Examine the key components of developing multiyear plans and analyses.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in public budgeting and finance.
  • Write clearly and concisely about public budgeting and finance using proper writing mechanics.