Case Notes

access the “CASE STUDIES” folder, and read the cases entitled:

“Univ. of Texas Case” and “NCAA Case”

Read both the University of Texas and the NCAA cases.

Questions to ponder:

Explain the disparity among the “haves” and “have nots” in college athletics.  Is it even possible to balance this disparity within the contemporary collegiate athletics landscape?

Explain how the NCAA may or may not be aligned with its stated mission and core values as an educationally driven non-profit organization.  

What leadership characteristics does the NCAA use to maintain support of its member institutions?

What would be the ramifications for the NCAA if the “Power Five” conferences split away from the NCAA?

What would have been the ramifications of Texas moving to the Pac 12?  What has happened in the Big 12 since?

Please submit your notes and thoughts as you PREPARED this case.  

Your upload is due BEFORE class.

  • Posted: 4 months ago
  • Due: 05/09/2018
  • Budget: $10

Application – Best Practices

Assignment 1: Application – Best Practices

For over 20 years, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study has conducted research trials to examine factors that impact risks and development of conditions that impact women such as heart disease, breast and colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. Health care providers use results from these trials to develop guidelines for delivering care to patients. In your role in clinical settings, you must be familiar with these guidelines, and you must be aware that through clinical practice, guidelines frequently evolve and change. Often, what is considered a best practice today might not be a best practice in the future. For this Assignment, you compare guidelines outlined in the WHI study to current best practices for assessing and managing conditions.

By Day 7 of Week 11

To Prepare:

  • Review the Women’s Health Initiative website in this week’s Learning Resources. Select one disorder presented in this study.Locate a research article focused on women’s health issue that you have learned about on the Women’s Health Initiative project. Be sure that the research article you select is from a reputable source.Discuss the best practices presented in the article about the health issue. Explain if there are any differences in the literature about best practices about health issue.Explain whether you think the current best practices in the article you selected should be used in clinical practice. Support your position with evidence-based research.

To Complete:

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Describe the disorder you selected from the Women’s Health Initiative study.

  • Explain the current best practices for assessing and managing this disorder as suggested in the research article you selected.

  • Compare the best practices presented in the WHI study to the current best practices presented in the article.

  • Explain how the differences in best practices might impact women’s health.

  • Explain whether you think the current best practices in the article you selected should be used in clinical practice. Support your position with evidence-based research.

Creating an Interest Inventory

Creating an Interest Inventory

In Unit Two, which begins next week, you will write an argumentative research paper; basically, this means that you will have to use your own reasoning and evidence from sources to develop an argument.  All of the work you have done in Unit One should have prepared you for this next paper.  You will follow the same pattern of conversation with sources, but you’ll have to include several sources in that conversation.

This time around, though, you will choose your own topic!  And that’s what the interest inventory is for.  Let’s get started.


Under each heading (and you don’t have to use all of the headings, but try for at least eight), list some topics in that area that interest you.  Keep in mind that the research paper must make an argument, so your topic should be something that can be debated.  For instance, you might want to write about nursing as a career, but within that topic you would need to find something arguable, such as whether or not an extra year should be added to all nursing qualification courses to improve overall health care.

Give yourself 20 minutes to sit with these headings and brainstorm lists of topics.  I’d love to see you generate five ideas for eight categories!  That’s 80 potential topics (see, English teachers CAN do math)!

Once you have finished your list, take some time to review it; then, highlight the three topics that interest you most.

Finally, after careful consideration, choose the ONE topic you are most interested in.  Once you have that topic, you should pose a question about it that you’d like to pursue in your research paper.  That question is called a research question, and it should start with WHY or SHOULD.  For instance, maybe your favorite topic is “prayer in school.” A valid research question would be, “SHOULD public schools allow prayer in the classroom?” This would lead to an argumentative paper because you would have to support your answer to that question.  Avoid “what” questions; they lead to reports instead of arguments.  “How” questions are tricky:  sometimes, they lead to arguments, but often they lead to reports.

Type your chosen topic and research question at the bottom of the inventory, and turn it in as Assignment #3.

Here is an example of what I’m asking you to do:interest_inventory.png


I have updated my policy about research topics to include the following list of topics that I will not allow you to write about. Here is the list of topics that you many not choose to write about:

Corporal Punishment


School Uniforms

Church Membership and/or Attendance

Standardized Testing

Legalization of Marijuana / Medical Marijuana

Legalization of Prostitution

Conspiracy Theories (Illuminati, 9/11, etc.)

Driverless Cars

Prayer in Schools

Copyright Laws



Mandatory Preschool


Minimum Wage

Teen Pregnancy

Children and Social Media

Death Penalty

summary article

Chose a recent (within the last week) Article about a business. Using only the information from the article determine which one of Porter’s Generic Strategies of Cost, Differentiation, and Focus is being used for the company in question.   Also, post a brief description of the article.   

To find articles use the University library or go to

Wall Street Journal at 

Forbes at

NY Times at 

Fox Business News at

These are the defentions for the three Strategies 

Differentiation is about setting your company, product, or service apart. It distinguishes your brand from all others. Your differentiation strategy is an integrated set of action designed to produce or deliver goods or services that customers perceive as being different in ways that are important to them.

In business strategy, cost leadership is establishing a competitive advantage by having the lowest cost of operation in the industry. … However, cost leader companies do compete on price and are very effective at such a form of competition, having a low cost structure and management.

A marketing strategy in which a company concentrates its resources on entering or expanding in a narrow market or industry segment. A focus strategy is usually employed where the company knows its segment and has products to competitively satisfy its needs. Focus strategy is one of three generic marketing strategies 

  • Posted: 4 months ago
  • Due: 05/09/2018
  • Budget: $10

discussion board

In continuing from last week’s discussion about reluctance to complain about care, discuss your thoughts on the following (pick three to discuss):

*deficient care

*inadequate staffing to meet your needs

*what would be considered a “timely response”

*”unsafe conditions”

*loss of your personal items or valuables while hospitalized

*a fatal mistake in your family member’s care

*your perception of how sick you are versus your doctor’s perception of how sick you are

*an incorrect blood transfusion administered to you

How would you know these things occurred and what would you be concerned about?

Human resource management – strategy




Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without 

artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats. Visit their website,

, and read about the company, its mission and values, etc. Identify 

what type of strategy (Chapter 2) Whole Foods uses to compete. 

The identification of the company’s strategy should be included in 

a title heading and/or the first sentence of your response. Next, 

examine some of the journal literature regarding this particular strategy. 

Use this literature to substantiate your discussion of why this strategy 

works for Whole Foods and how the business strategy impacts human 

resource management (HRM) at the company. Cite all of the references 

that you use in APA format in-text and on a reference page. This assignment should be double 

spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margin

 General Written Assignment Grading Rubric 

Depth and Quality of   the Response

I   will consider how detailed your discussion is, how far into depth you go, and   whether you make a rational argument. 


Thoroughly   discusses and evaluates the HR issue at hand, providing convincing and   supported arguments.


Discusses   and evaluates the HR issue at hand, providing supported arguments, but could   have gone into a bit more depth.


Discusses   and evaluates the HR issue at hand, providing supported arguments, but could   have gone into much more depth.


Fails   to discuss and evaluate the HR issue at hand, does not provide convincing or   supported arguments, and lacks any significant degree of depth.


Literature Review of   the HR Issue—Reference Support

The   more reference support you use, the better. The quality of the journals is   also important.


Provides   a complete and clear review of the scholarly journal literature. Empirical   research from multiple journal articles provided strong support for the   discussion. Several of the journal articles used came from top-tier journals.


Provides   a substantial and clear review of the scholarly journal literature. Empirical   research from journal articles provided support for most of the discussion.   More references could have been used and more could have come from top-tier   journals.


Provides   an adequate and clear review of the journal literature, but several parts of   the discussion lacked strong support from the empirical research presented in   journal articles. Most of the articles came from lower-level journals.


Provides   an incomplete review of the journal literature and fails to support the   knowledge associated with issue at hand. The few articles that were used came   from low-level journals or websites.



Review the following

Emily’s Act-H.R. 5491

Child injured by contaminated needle

Casteneda vs. United States, Case review

Prisoners right to receive healthcare

Rivera Case

Man robbed in ER

ER robbery Video

Then write a 2 page essay describing your thoughts about the responsibility of a healthcare organization as the ultimate responsible party for errors in care or negligent care as well as an individual party’s responsibilities to practice within, not outside of, their scope of practice, and how those responsibilities or their irresponsibility can lead to harm or deaths to patients in their care. Give examples from the videos and /or articles to support your thoughts on if the healthcare system can be reformed.

Evidence Based Practice

CO1 Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)

  • CO2 Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 and 8)
  1. Reflect on your practice, and identify a significant nursing clinical issue or change project that you would like to search for evidence in online sources. Formulate searchable, clinical questions in the PICO(T) format for your nursing clinical issue.

  1. Next, review the guidelines for the PICOT Assignment due Week 3. Use your PICOT elements to search for one report of a single, original study that has been published within the last 5 years from the CCN Library that is relevant to your nursing clinical issue.

  1. Briefly describe how it is relevant to your nursing clinical issue. Remember to give a complete reference to the study.

Case Study—Jobs that Literally Make People Sick

Read Jobs that Literally Make People Sick. Use the Argosy University online library for additional research, and do the following in a Word document:

  • In 1–2 paragraphs, summarize the case and your research that relates to the case.
  • In 2–3 pages, answer the following:

    • What would be the consequences to an employer of having highly demanding jobs with low security, unfair pay, and little control? Explain and justify your answer.
    • How could fish-processing plants like the one described here improve jobs so they can fill vacant positions profitably? Explain and justify your answer.
    • Based on your research, explain at least three HR trends and practices that might help the organization analyze work, design jobs, and job flow. Explain and justify your answer.

Apply the current APA guidelines to your work and use at least three resources in your response

  • Posted: 4 months ago
  • Due: 05/09/2018
  • Budget: $15