Week 5 – Assignment

Campus Leader Interview

This week you are tasked with interviewing a college leader (Department Chair, Dean, Vice-President, President, etc.). The interview will be structured including the list of 10 questions below. Note: Your peers will be reading your interviews as part of the Week Six summative assessment. You will want to include as much detail in each answer as possible. You can organize your document in a question/answer format. At the end of your paper (in your own words), articulate significant highlights or “takeaways” from the interview.

  1. Please give a brief background of your education and experience.
  2. Briefly describe the type of setting you work in and the duties of your position.
  3. What would you consider to be some important best practices for leaders?
  4. How would you define diversity?
  5. Do you feel understanding diversity is an important part of your job? If so, what do you do to ensure your knowledge continues to develop in this area?
  6. Do you encourage and support diversity training on your campus?
  7. How do you advocate for students with diverse learning needs?
  8. How would you motivate faculty that are uninterested in diversity training and/or feel it is a waste of time?
  9. How would you go about institutionalizing leadership practices that serve diverse populations?
  10. What specific leadership challenges do you have with respect to diversity?

WK 6

Resources

Required References

Dingel, M., & Wei, W. (2014). Influences on peer evaluation in a group project: an exploration of leadership, demographics and course performance.Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 39(6), 729-742.

Kezar, A. (2007). Tools for a time and place: Phased leadership strategies to institutionalize a diversity agenda. Review of Higher Education, 30(4), 413-439.

Lawson, H. A. (2014). Investing in Leaders and Leadership to Secure a Desirable Future. Quest, 66(3), 263-287.

Mittal, R. (2015). Charismatic and transformational leadership styles: A cross-cultural perspective. International Journal of Business and Management, 10(3), 26. Retrieved from http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijbm/arti…

Recommended References

American Council on Education. (2013). Matter of excellence: A guide to strategic diversity leadership and accountability in higher education. Retrieved from https://bookstore.acenet.edu/products/matter-excel…

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Respond to question 1 on the 2011 AP Language and Composition Exam.

Note: In order to prepare for the time constraints of the AP Language and Composition Exam, allow yourself 15 minutes to read the prompt and accompanying sources, and then allow yourself no more than 40 minutes to write your response.

This is AP English Language essay. Please read the prompt carefully and write the essay as you would in the actual AP exam.

Please write 5 paragraphs as well. 4 is fine if detailed enough and not too crowded.

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Respond to question 1 on the 2011 AP Language and Composition Exam.

Note: In order to prepare for the time constraints of the AP Language and Composition Exam, allow yourself 15 minutes to read the prompt and accompanying sources, and then allow yourself no more than 40 minutes to write your response.

This is AP English Language essay. Please read the prompt carefully and write the essay as you would in the actual AP exam.

Please write 5 paragraphs as well. 4 is fine if detailed enough and not too crowded.

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Question 1. This week analyzes power and position and how leaders understand and apply power within organizations. How should leaders use their power based on reading from Kouzes and Posner?

Describe two events you have experienced where:

A. Leaders or managers used their power appropriately and what they did to demonstrate they understood and valued the ethical use of power and where

B. Leaders or managers used their power inappropriately and what they did to demonstrate their inability to understand and value the ethical use of power.

C. Finally, describe what you learned about how leaders influence organizations through their use of power as a result of both experience

Question 2. HBR Discussion Forum, Ethics of Power, Influence, and Persuasion, Points to Honor. Harvard Business School Press.

Honesty is selected more than any other leadership characteristic in every survey Kouzes and Posner have conducted. Power, Influence and Persuasion are all necessary elements of leadership. Summarize how leaders can make legitimate use of power, influence and persuasion to make important contributions to their business. What are the ethical issues associated with their use.

Question 3. In the HBR Coursepack article, Leadership that Gets Results, Goleman argues that leaders who have mastered 4 our more of the 6 leadership styles, especially the authoritative, democratic, affiliative, and coaching leadership styles, have the potential of creating the best organizational climate and generating strong performance levels.

Provide an example of a leader or manager you worked under who demonstrated each of these four styles and what they did specifically to demonstrate those styles.

Finally, describe how you personally and professionally benefited from those leaders and managers who demonstrated these 4 styles that Goleman highlights?

Question 4. Write essay 450-550 words. What a Difference a World Makes: Understanding Threats to Performance in a VUCA World by Nathan Bennett; G. James Lemoine.

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what_a_difference_a_word_makes_uunderstanding_threats_to_performance.pdf
ethics_of_power__influence__and_persuasion.pdf
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Now that you have done the research and made a selection on the stock of a publicly traded U.S. corporation in your first assignment, in Week 4, it’s time to take a closer look at your choice with a detailed analysis. To complete this assignment, refer to the scenario from your first assignment, Investment Selection.

Note: Please include any financial statements or relevant financial information in an appendix after the “Sources” page in your paper. These links or additional documents are not included in the required page length.

Write a 4–6 page paper in which you do the following:

– Provide a detailed overview of the stock of the publicly traded U.S. corporation you selected in the assignment of Week 4. Provide the rationale for your selection and plans for a diversified portfolio.

– Select five financial ratios, then analyze the past three years of financial data for the investment (please obtain data from the financial statements or the equivalent).

– Analyze the price of the investment to stock market beta for the past five years.

– Create a trend line that depicts the price movement for the investment against the market index movement using elements of Microsoft Office, such as Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents (such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice), as appropriate. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.

– Determine the type of investor who would be the best candidate for the chosen investment (e.g., a risk-averse investor, an aggressive investor, a broker, and a dealer in the market). Provide a rationale for why this investment is a solid choice. Support your assertion that someone with the investor profile you outlined should invest in this stock.

– Use at least five quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Attached is the Investment selected in Assignment 1.
ATTACHMENTSstrayer_writing_standards.pdfinvestment_selecti

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Now that you have done the research and made a selection on the stock of a publicly traded U.S. corporation in your first assignment, in Week 4, it’s time to take a closer look at your choice with a detailed analysis. To complete this assignment, refer to the scenario from your first assignment, Investment Selection.

Note: Please include any financial statements or relevant financial information in an appendix after the “Sources” page in your paper. These links or additional documents are not included in the required page length.

Write a 4–6 page paper in which you do the following:

– Provide a detailed overview of the stock of the publicly traded U.S. corporation you selected in the assignment of Week 4. Provide the rationale for your selection and plans for a diversified portfolio.

– Select five financial ratios, then analyze the past three years of financial data for the investment (please obtain data from the financial statements or the equivalent).

– Analyze the price of the investment to stock market beta for the past five years.

– Create a trend line that depicts the price movement for the investment against the market index movement using elements of Microsoft Office, such as Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents (such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice), as appropriate. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.

– Determine the type of investor who would be the best candidate for the chosen investment (e.g., a risk-averse investor, an aggressive investor, a broker, and a dealer in the market). Provide a rationale for why this investment is a solid choice. Support your assertion that someone with the investor profile you outlined should invest in this stock.

– Use at least five quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Attached is the Investment selected in Assignment 1.
ATTACHMENTSstrayer_writing_standards.pdfinvestment_selection.docPRIORITISED TUTORS

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