rite a short essay (Maximum 800 words) about your own research project. The essay will focus on both the ethical dimensions of the project, and the possible impact of the project in more general terms

Write a short essay (Maximum 800 words) about your own research project. The essay will focus on both the ethical dimensions of the project, and the possible impact of the project in more general terms. Follow the below instructions for further details: & please mainly use the following 3 sources for writing the essay. I will upload them for you.

“All human interaction, including the interaction involved in human research, has ethical dimensions.” – National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2015), p. 3

“As a consequence of [writing this book], I have come to understand that the pursuit of evidence is probably the most pressing moral imperative of our time. All of our work as scholars, activists, and citizens of democracy depends on it.”
– Alice Dreger (2015), p. 11

“The label ‘steward’ conveys a role that transcends accomplishments and skills; it has an ethical and moral dimension. Stewards have a responsibility to apply their knowledge, skills, findings and insights in the service of problem solving or greater understanding. Self-identifying as a steward implies adopting a sense of purpose that is larger than oneself. One is a steward of the discipline, not simply the manager of one’s own career.”
– Chris Golde, “Preparing Stewards of the Discipline” (2006)
https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED498972.pdf

When you enter the Research Stage of the PhD you will become a Higher Degree Research candidate, and thus become a steward of your field; someone to whom is given responsibility for generating new knowledge, conserving old knowledge, and transforming knowledge (both generated and conserved) by teaching it to others.
The role of steward also has ethical and moral dimensions: to apply your knowledge in the service of problem-solving or understanding; to be both a critic and a caretaker of your field (not simply the manager of your own career); and to seek to understand and cultivate your field as part of the patchwork that makes up the broader landscape of human knowledge.

In this essay, we want you to write about what you see ahead as a researcher entrusted with the stewardship of your field. We are asking you to put on the mantle of steward of your field – we want to know what you see ahead of you when wear that garment. We want to know the principles that will guide you, and the moral compass you will set for yourself. We want to know what you think about the responsibilities of researchers in a democratic society.

With the above preamble in mind, you must write an essay that addresses the following types of questions:

What are the key problems or areas of new understanding where you can make a contribution? What areas of your field require critique, and what areas require care? How might your stewardship be enhanced by future engagement with stewards from other fields? How might you work together with colleagues towards general stewardship of the academy? How might you work with others as custodians of knowledge in the service of democracy?

Your response should take the form of a proper essay that is structured to persuade the reader of your argument. You do not need to respond to every question above, but you should grasp the essence of what we are asking and respond appropriately according to your own personal situation.

In addition to engaging with the Carnegie document on stewardship, good essays will demonstrate strong engagement with both the National Statement and Galileo’s Middle Finger, especially the themes from those documents signalled in the quotations on p. 1 of this Worksheet (above).

These texts should be read thoroughly and in details, so this is your chance to show us that you have attempted to engage with them seriously.

In other words, try to engage with the following themes:

• What does the National Statement say about “beneficence”, and how does this relate to your duties as a steward of the field? How does your work, and your field generally, contribute to the betterment of society? Why is it important that work in your field continue?

• If your work requires human ethics clearance, how do the principle of “justice” and “respect”, as expressed in the National Statement, relate to the responsibilities of stewardship?

How might you interpret these imperatives in the context of your own project?

• What do you think of Alice Dreger’s claim that “the pursuit of evidence is probably the most pressing moral imperative of our time”? How does this relate to your responsibilities as a steward of your field, and as a steward of the academy more broadly? Why is work in your field important for a free and democratic society where human flourishing is the prime objective?

• If we boil this down to a single question: How does work in your field contribute to the collective human project?

You may structure the essay however you wish at a rhetorical level, but good essays will keep the reader’s attention by connecting ideas in a compelling and convincing manner. Good essays will also show evidence of detailed reflective thinking, and will tell a confident story in response to the questions.

Tip: to convince a reader, you must first convince yourself.
This means you should spend plenty of time planning/drafting the essay to find ways of expressing why your project is important.

Freewriting is a good strategy to start working out your argument. Mind maps are also helpful. Another tip is to read all three texts regularly during the writing process, taking notes whenever you have ideas. (You are free to draw on other parts of the texts in addition to the above quotations.)

As a piece of academic discourse, this essay should be appropriately referenced. It is not necessary to have a long reference list, but additional items are welcome where relevant. All in-text references should be formatted according to your chosen referencing style.

This essay has three (3) main purposes:

1) To make you more familiar with the National Statement.
The National Statement is an important document that provides a framework against which professional research activity in this country should take place. As part of your research training, we want you to become familiar with this document when you apply for ethics in your PhD research project.

2) To start generating ideas that can be used in the impact statement for your Written Thesis.
All funded research needs to be justified in terms of its potential impact. You will need to do this in your Written Thesis

3), and verbally in your thesis presentation. This short essay is not the same as your Impact Statement, but it provides a ground of ideas that you will be able to draw on later. By completing this task and receiving feedback (which we will shape with your Impact Statement in mind), you have a chance to generate and refine ideas for the more important occasion.
3) To cultivate your ability to think in moral and ethical terms, both about your own project and about research as a public good.
As a researcher, there will be times when you have to defend your work and the work of your colleagues. You have the privilege of being able to create knowledge, which carries with it a weighty responsibility to act in the public good. As such, we want you to think of yourself not merely as researchers, but as citizens who are willing to defend the public value of research – as stewards of your field, and as stewards of the academic more broadly. You must always be ready and willing to justify your work in moral and ethical terms.

You are not simply here for yourself. You are here for others.

The Short Ethics Essay will be marked qualitatively out of 100, according to the following criteria:

1. KNOWLEDGE OF NATIONAL STATEMENT
Essays must demonstrate explicit knowledge of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2015). This will be evident in the way you discuss, summarize, connect, and paraphrase themes from the document.

2. YOUR ARGUMENT ABOUT STEWARDSHIP
This criterion assesses your response to the main questions of this essay (as outlined on p. 1 above). Essays must provide a convincing and compelling argument that shows deep engagement with the questions, and deep reflection on the responsibilities of stewardship. Good essays will hook the reader in the opening paragraph, and will sustain a narrative throughout the essay. Good essays will also connect themes from all three readings in an appropriate manner for your own personal circumstances.

3. WRITTEN EXPRESSION
Written expression must be at a high standard to achieve top marks. Good expression is more than just grammar, punctuation, and word choice – it is the way ideas are connected. At PHD level, students are expected to demonstrate an ability to express a range of complex ideas and connect them in sophisticated ways. These advanced skills are most evident in the ability to paraphrase and summarize while retaining a strong authorial voice.
Remember: vigorous writing is concise. Omit all unnecessary words.
The essay must be discursive in nature, meaning a more formal mode of writing than just Reflective Learning Journal. The key is finding a good pitch and developing an essay structure that flows nicely from one idea to the next, building an overall case in response to the questions.

Care Clinic Scenario: The Executive Team of Care Clinic prides itself in the care that is provided to the community of Summerville, Florida. The Clinic is known for holistic approach to the individuals served at the clinic as well as presenting various community outreach programs. Annually, the Executive Team of Care Clinic reviews the client satisfaction benchmark results related to client service and quality indicators. The scores have substantially decreased in the past 12 months in the categories of client satisfaction and quality care.

Care Clinic Scenario: The Executive Team of Care Clinic prides itself in the care that is provided to the community of Summerville, Florida. The Clinic is known for holistic approach to the individuals served at the clinic as well as presenting various community outreach programs. Annually, the Executive Team of Care Clinic reviews the client satisfaction benchmark results related to client service and quality indicators. The scores have substantially decreased in the past 12 months in the categories of client satisfaction and quality care.

To assist in understanding the quality issues related to client care occurring within the Care Clinic, you are provided with two videos of client situations that have been recorded using Second Life. You are also required to enter Second Life to observe actions and conversations occurring within the Care Clinic. When viewing the videos and participating within the Care Clinic located in Second Life, consider yourself to be the manager and identify quality care issues consistent with decreasing client satisfaction scores. From your leadership perspective, determine how the declining benchmarks can be addressed and improved. Discuss the actions/changes that need to be implemented in order to improve the satisfaction scores and attained Care Clinic quality outcomes.

The Care Clinic Improvement Project will need to be completed by the end of Week 6 of this course and requires that each of the following areas to be addressed.
1. Identify ONE satisfaction benchmark that you will be addressing and why this benchmark has been selected. Select the ONE client satisfaction benchmark from the following list:
o Decrease in client satisfaction scores related to courtesy and friendliness of staff at the Care Clinic.
o Decrease in client satisfaction scores related to staff explaining discharge instructions in a manner that is understandable to the client/client.
o Decrease in the quality nursing care related to interventions provided to clients at the Clinic.
2. Describe the leadership dynamics related to how the improvement/change project will be managed.
3. Identify the change model that will be used in addressing the selected benchmark.
4. Describe the course of action/change.

Leadership in a Multicultural Setting

You should use academic research, being sure to include empirical research grounded from data at meaningful research sites.  This paper should be six to eight pages, double spaced and advance our knowledge of this subject beyond what we covered in class, and provide more robust research than was presented in the class lesson.  A bibliography in APA format must be included, but does not count against the page limitation. This is due during the “Leadership in Action” portion of the class, so should focus on how models and frameworks have been evaluated and applied in real world contexts.

Graded on clarity of written expression; demonstrated ability to comprehend, use, and communication complex ideas; and research skills (e.g., finding appropriate research, appropriate evaluation of which research to use, and the ability to focus on a central topic).

Once a project’s deliverables and their respective work packages have been identified and diagrammed during the creation of the project’s work breakdown structure, the next step in the project planning process is to subdivide each deliverable-specific work package into smaller components that represent the specific work that needs to be performed in order to complete the work package. These decomposed components are the work package’s defined activities and, once sequenced, they provide the basis for the project schedule. To complete this Application Assignment, define and sequence activities for each of the hypothetical project’s high-level deliverables (which previously identified as part of the Work Breakdown Structure document that it was created

 

 

 

The Work Breakdown Structure

 

Planning: Project planning is prepared at the beginning of the project. Usually, it provides all materials to complete a project, such as requirements, project structures, estimate, schedule, and risk management. It is the essential activity that determines if the project teams on track or needs improvement to meet the project goal successfully. The work breakdown structure is part of the planning process that is used to represent specific tasks that define, organize, and display the work to be done. It provides a meaningful management summary that can be deliverable (ICT Project Management , 2018).

1.1 Requirements

1.1.1    Pharmacy order management that meets the current industry standards. The technology deficiencies identified are: hardware, software, network infrastructure.

 

1.2 Project structure

1.2.1    Roles and Responsibilities (Project Team, Project Manager, Stakeholder, etc.)

1.2.2    Communication

1.2.3    Management involvement

1.2.4    Role of Customers

1.2.5    Role of Third Parties

 

1.3 Estimate

1.3.1    Estimate are calculated by vendor’s products and time needed

1.3.2    Testing requirement

1.3.3    Training requirement

 

1.4 Schedule

1.4.1    Eight months from start to finish

1.4.1.1 Two months for training

1.4.1.2 Must include the detailed schedule with milestone

1.4.1.3 Diagram of project task

 

1.5 Risk Management

1.5.1    All risks need to be identified and documented

1.5.2    All potential risk needs to be monitored

1.5.3    All action is taken immediately if there a threat

 

Design: The design of this project is essential to work through.  With the work breakdown structure, design brings out different important deliverables.  WBS highlights areas to detail the scope of the project.  Design breaks down into the technical designs which are the IT nuts and bolts of the project.  Another further design detail is the configurations that need to be organized.  Lastly, the hardware design is important for the project to make it successful.  All these are broken down into more detailed manageable pieces for the design of the project.

2.1 Technical Design

2.1.1 Consider Pharmacy Workflow

2.1.2 Decide what Forms needed

2.1.3 Add Physician Credentials

2.1.4 Design IT security networks for the project

 

2.2 Configuration Design

2.2.1 E–Prescribing

2.2.2 Clinical Decision Support

2.2.3 Determine hard and soft stops

2.2.4 Consider quality and government requirements for maximum reimbursement

 

2.3 Hardware Design

2.3.1 Printers

2.3.2 Bar Codes Scanner

2.3.3 Computer compatibility

2.3.4 Test hardware design

 

Testing: The Work Breakdown Structure documents the major deliverables, one of the major deliverables include testing and evaluation of the project. The user acceptance testing was considered a major part of the project as it uses the IT application in the live environment to ensure that the project meets all the business requirements in the system. It also tests to ensure that the system is functional. System testing was also an import part of testing the newly developed system. In system testing, major components included the definition of the test scripts, testing the solution and culminating in signing off the system test. System testing entailed consultants who implemented the IT application to ensure that the system works end-to-end. It involves testing the entire system, where testing takes place from one process to net to ensure comprehensive testing of the whole system is achieved before signing off the testing process (Heizer & Render, 2014).

3.0 Test Scenario Development

3.0.1.1 Review Workflows by departments, Role

3.0.1.2 Create test roles

3.0.1.3 Create test Patients

 

3.1 Unit Testing

3.1.1 Test software functionality

3.1.1.1 Test Alerts and Clinical Support

3.1.1.1 Review Findings, make changes as needed

 

3.2 System Testing

3.2.1 Test hardware

3.2.1.1 Test Barcode scanners

3.2.1.2 Test Printers and scanners

3.2.1.3 Review Findings, make changes as needed

 

3.3 Integration Testing

3.3.1 Test all systems to ensure that they are working together as designed

3.3.1.1 Test Interfaces

 

3.4 User Acceptance Testing

 

4.0 Training

 

4.1 Develop Training Material

 

4.2 Create Training Environment

 

4.3 Training Schedule

4.3.1 Select dates and times for Training

4.3.2 Identify trainees

4.3.3. Identify trainers

 

4.4 Train users

4.4.1 Train IT Support Staff

4.4.5 Train users

 

Implementation: The implementation portion of a project is the most important activity to take place. A successful implementation of technology in healthcare can involve a number of individuals such as: Providers, staff, administrator as well as the patients. One thing the project leaders want to make certain of is that the implementation benefits the organization, and how to educate the staff on the new scheme. The type of training and education could help the organization to become more efficient in the long term by following planning for implementation.

Implementation and adoption of healthcare IT innovation varies due to a wide range of inter-related technical, social and organizational factors. It requires the appropriate selection of the system in order to clarify the problem the technology is designed to undertake. System implementation must be considered to increase the workflow and productivity along with emphasis on strategic vision of the organization.

  • Build Consensus: High level strategic leadership of senior management must include both clinical and administrative leaders in order to facilitate co-ownership and ensure commitment. By communicating with the organization, the team can find an IT solution that usually takes one or more operations. Those groups that need to be deployed as a part of the implementation process.
  • System Selection: Consider full range of system providers and potential suppliers for embarking organization’s long term relationship. For example: integration of practice management, development of security system, patient education material and insurance plans.
  • Cost effective: System cost is usually underestimated. It is important to consider cost effective system that is interoperable.
  • Infrastructure: Consider prioritizing features and the system speed. For example: prioritizing e-prescription module with the goal of improving medical safety. This is where the implementation of system characteristics is developed and proven. At this time the strategy would include the review both the hardware and the software. Then when the implementation is at hand infrastructure will be in place.
  • Training: The most effective training is “hands-on” or closely stimulating the actual environment. Training must be provided to the staff right before implementing a new system. Any technological advancement implemented into an organization will require training and education. An organization will most likely start their training as close to the time of implementation as possible to have the staff ready for the transition which are about to occur.
  • Version Description Document: The primary configuration control document used to track, and control versions of software released to the operational environment. It also summarizes features and content for the software build and identifies and describes the version of software delivered.
  • Evaluate progress: Continuously evaluating the system progress based on the user’s feedback must be incorporated in ongoing implementation activity.
  • Maintain the system: It is essential to maintain the existing technology and adding/removing features based on the feedback or modify based on the strategic goals

6.0 Project Closure

6.1 Gain formal acceptance

6.2 Archive system documents

6.3 Review and document lessons learned with project team and leadership

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:

Heizer, J. H., & Render, B. (2014). Operations management: Sustainability and supply chain management. Boston: Prentice Hall.

 

ICT Project Management . (2018). Major Outputs and Deliverables. Retrieved from http://www.moct.gov.sy/ICTSandards/en/27/5_Major_Outputs_and_Deliverables.htm

 

 

Tom Mochal,  February 25, 2003,TecRepublic, Project implementation: Eight steps to success, www.techrepublic.com

  1. D, Implementation Custom Multiple Release Project, www.doit.maryland.gov

Morrison Z, Robertson A, Cresswell K, et al. Understanding and contrasting approaches to nationwide implementations of electronic health record systems: England, the USA and Australia. J Healthc Eng2011; 2:25–42

 

Heart Failure Clinic Resourcing Plan

Instructions

Deliverable: Develop one component of an evidence-based resourcing plan.

Scenario:

The hospital leadership team has already allocated the major capital expenditures for the heart failure clinic, such as the facility, legal services, IT, and security services. However, as a member of the nurse team, you have been asked to develop one component of a resourcing plan for the next leadership meeting.

You may use any combination of documents (for example, a spreadsheet or a table) in addition to explanatory information to convey information clearly and succinctly.

Choose one of the following:

Budget:

  • Apply evidence-based management strategies and best practices for resourcing health care services.
    • Identify the business plan budget categories and subcategories (not necessarily the actual cost) to establish a new clinic.
    • Start-up expenses.
    • Examine fixed and variable costs.
    • Capital budget items.
      • Examples: salary and benefits, staffing mix, specialized equipment or materials, et cetera.
    • Contingency fund and parameters.
  • Apply legal and professional standards for resourcing outpatient services.
    • Explain the alignment to best practices and professional standards for cost effective outpatient services.
    • How will uninsured or underinsured patients be managed?
  • Describe management and accountability tools and procedures used to manage health delivery services and patient outcomes.
    • What data resources and tools analyze costs, health insurance, and hospitalization services?
    • How will billing be handled?
    • How will you determine if outpatient management is cost-effective?
    • How does transparency impact the consumer?

Staffing Plan:

  • Apply evidence-based management strategies and best practices for resourcing health care services.
    • Identify the disciplines and skill mix needed for appropriate staffing.
    • Estimate staffing requirements by discipline and staffing ratios (evidence-based).
    • Develop a sample staffing schedule.
    • How will you staff to meet corporate diversity goals or the needs of diverse patients?
    • Explain how delegation, collaboration, negotiation will affect staffing plan.
      • How does a union contract affect the staffing plan or schedule?
        • Examine the Nurse Practice Act for your state.
          • How does the Nurse Practice Act affect your staffing plan?
        • Apply legal and professional standards for resourcing outpatient services.
          • Align your staffing plan to best practices, the Nurse Practice Act for your state, scope of practice, and the Joint Commission standards for outpatients.
        • Describe management and accountability tools and procedures used to manage health delivery services and patient outcomes.
          • How will you know if staffing is cost-effective?
          • How will you know if staffing mix or schedule impacts patient outcomes?

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication:Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting:Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length:The plan should be 3–4 pages in content length, double-spaced.
  • Font and font size:Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Number of resources:Support your plan with a minimum of three peer-reviewed resources, in addition to professional standards.

 

 

Language

I will post an essay and I need you to check it and edit it according to the following steps for module 2
1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rPjCc0HBiE&feature=youtu.be

2- Complete the assigned textbook reading: The Philosopher’s Toolkit, ch 4 (pages 140-189)

3-3. Read the following online articles related to the issues covered in Module 2:

· “Functions and Language” at https://www.philosophypages.com/lg/e04.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

· “Definition and Meaning” at https://www.philosophypages.com/lg/e05.htm (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

4- 4. Watch the following videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olvo_qlasbM&feature=iv&src_vid=M8bgOW-G7LQ&annotation_id=annotation_758962

2-Crash Course in Logic #2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVZiUV-0ocA

5- After reading all the assigned material (both in the textbook and online) and watching the required videos, think about the content that is being presented. Look through the material and consider what is both important and interesting to you. Choose one concept or topic covered in the readings and/or videos to write about.

* note : the topic is language according to the essay that i will post

in the end make sure

Is the 2-paragraph essay at least 250 words and is it submitted on or before Thursday? (+/- 3 points)

Does the first-paragraph of the essay clearly identify one key point made in the readings. Do I explain both the point being made and why I have chosen to discuss it? Is the discussion clear and precise in terms of what I learned about the point in the Module? (+/- 3 points)

Does the first paragraph of the essay include one full quote (sentence) from the Module’s assigned readings? Do I explain how and why this quote is significant and/or contributed to my understanding of the Module’s content? Is the source from which the quote is taken cited at the end of the essay in correct MLA format? (+/- 3 points)

Does the second paragraph of the essay clearly apply the concept of the Discussion to a real-world case-study? Is the case-study practical and specific (not general and theoretical)? Does the example come from my own experience and life? Is it clear that I understand the concept and am able to apply it to my own professional and/or personal life? (+/- 3 points)

IMPORTANT REMINDER: any website or book that is used to write your post must be cited at the end of the post. This includes the Module readings as well as additional resources. Utilize both in-text (see https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) and works-cited (see https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/05/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) MLA formatting guidelines. Failure to cite all sources will result in a 30% deduction in points (first offense) and then a 0 (second+ offense) for the discussion grade!

make sure you correct the essay according to what I have given you .. make it A paper and make sure citation is correct ,

A friend or work colleague or relative of no specific religious background has just found out that you have completed an Encountering Religion course. They recognize that religious diversity is increasingly part of the social conversation, and yet they have had very little exposure to religious people or ideas. Essentially they self-describe as being religiously illiterate. They wondered if you could prepare for them a short report of what you learned in the course that highlights key talking points they can reference for better understanding interreligious encounters.

In approaching the final exam please keep in mind the overall intent of the course – development
of your religious literacy, specifically as it relates to diversity within and across religious traditions
that influence interreligious relations.
Theme:
A friend or work colleague or relative of no specific religious background has just found out that
you have completed an Encountering Religion course. They recognize that religious diversity is
increasingly part of the social conversation, and yet they have had very little exposure to religious
people or ideas. Essentially they self-describe as being religiously illiterate.
They wondered if you could prepare for them a short report of what you learned in the course
that highlights key talking points they can reference for better understanding interreligious
encounters.
In response, prepare a report in four parts highlighting the following issues – 1500 to 2000 words
or 7 to 10 pages double-space, with bibliography extra. The grading weight for each part is in
parenthesis. (more details about expected content for each section on the next page)
A. Challenge of Religious Illiteracy (approximately 1-2 pages – 15%)
B. Theoretical approaches for Understanding Interreligious Relations – working with TWO
course reader chapters and TWO additional course resources (Approximately 3-6 pages
and weighted at 45%)
C. Assessment of Medium for delivering the message or approaches for understanding
interfaith relations – Compare and contrast TWO unique resources (Approximately 2-4
pages 30%)
D. Reflection on the Future of Interfaith Relations – work with TWO resources from Lesson 12
(approximately 1-2 pages – 10%)
Expected Style and References: Although there is no specific grade weight, the delivery of these
elements will impact overall grade
• Although the exercise allows for an informal style of writing, it is an academic exercise. As
such spelling, grammar and clarity of thought will be factored into assessing the final grade.
• Reference your sources with in-text citations (last name, date: page).
• Bibliography required and is outside the word count.
• References should be limited to all course materials including text, course pack readings,
lectures, presentation/poster handouts and Christianity in the DB posts.
Note failure to include proper in-text citations and full bibliography
may result in an Academic Code infraction.
RELI 216 – FINAL EXAM 2
Expected Content for Each Section of the Report:
A. Challenge of Religious Illiteracy: Offer a brief account of the challenge religious illiteracy
poses in contemporary society. Here work with resources in lessons one, two and twelve,
plus your own reflections on the course content. (approximately 1-2 pages – 15%)
B. Theoretical Approaches: Highlight theoretical approaches for better understanding of the
challenges, issues and approaches found within interreligious relations. Use references to at
least TWO specific chapters in the course reader and at least TWO other course resources
(reserve readings, web resources, video lectures). Include specific references to course
materials to support the descriptions you offer. (Approximately 4-6 pages and weighted at
45%)
Some theoretical options you may develop for this section include:
Potential Course Reader Chapters – select two or more
1. David Vishanoff: Boundaries and Encounters
2. Peter Phan and Jonathan Tan: Interreligious Majority-Minority Dynamics
3. Douglas Pratt: Fundamentalism, Exclusivism, and Religious Extremism.
4. Marianne Moyaert: Interreligious Dialogue
5. Nicholas Adams: Interreligious Engagement in the Public Sphere
6. Paul Weller: Interreligious Cooperation
Potential additional course resources – select two or more
7. Pew Research Institute Website
8. Center for Study of Global Christianity Website
9. Interfaith Youth Core Website
10. Darrol Bryant: The Abrahamic faiths and the question for dialogue
11. Karla Suomala: Complex religious identity in the context of interfaith dialogue
12. Eboo Patel: Religious Diversity and Cooperation on Campus
13. Expert video lectures or podcasts
14. Other course materials – video lectures, readings, web-based resources
C. Assessing the Medium of the Message: Using specific course materials for support, offer
your assessment of the medium used to circulate information about interfaith relations.
Discuss TWO OR MORE particular (i.e. different or distinct) approaches to disseminating
information about interreligious relations and how it contributes to this social
conversation. For each try to profile both the benefits and drawbacks. Eg. Youtube videos
are short and easily accessible yet the content may be limited or light (expand the
conversation and include specific examples.) Whereas, Academic sources offer more
depth about key aspects of a tradition or approach but the resource is often accessible only
through university libraries or courses. In both cases draw upon specific examples to
support your discussion. (Approximately 2 – 4 pages and weighted at 30%)
RELI 216 – FINAL EXAM 3
Potential Course Resources to work with – select Two or more DIFFERENT or DISTINCT
Mediums – i.e. one Youtube video and one website or one scholarly source, etc.

1. Youtube Videos: Zach Anner, Chicago Police, Gil Shuster, Parliament of World’s
Religion–Interfaith minute.
2. TED Talks: Interfaith Amigos, Karima Bennoune – The side of terrorism that doesn’t
make headlines, Dalia Mogahed – What do you think when you look at me?
3. Websites: Interfaith Family (Lesson 3), Parliament of World Religions (Lesson 7),
Concordia Multi-faith and Spirituality Centre (Lesson 8), Interfaith Network (Lesson 8),
Yoga International (Lesson 9)
4. Interfaith Activities: ‘Holi Toledo’ (article Lesson 2); Concordia Multi-faith and
Spirituality Centre (Lesson 8), Interfaith Youth Corps (Lesson 8), Golden Rule Poster,
5. Online encyclopedias – eg. Wikipedia
6. Popular culture posts – news items (online newspapers, radio, TV), blogs, etc.
7. Academic sources: Course Reader, Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Islam,
Academic Articles, Expert Video lectures and podcasts
D. Reflections for the Future: Close with a short reflection highlighting how the course and
course content has contributed to your impressions about the future of interfaith relations –
be sure to work with at least TWO resources from Lesson 12. (approximately 1-2 pages –
10%)
Format:
STYLE: expected of all academic writing – these elements are not graded separately, but
each can either enhance or detract from the final grade assessment.
• From 1500 to 2000 words or 7 – 10 pages double spaced – Bibliography extra.
• Reference your sources with in-text citations (last name, date: page). Bibliography
required and is outside the word count.
• References should be limited to all course materials including text, course pack readings,
lectures, presentation/poster handouts and Christianity in the DB posts.
• Although the exercise allows for an informal style of writing, it is an academic exercise.
As such spelling, grammar and clarity of thought, introduction and conclusion
statements will be factored into the final grade.

-Analyze Dan Ariely’s perspective about the natural tendency to lie and cheat. -What is unique about senior military leader experiences that tempt them to be dishonest?

Question 3:Honoring the Public Trust
Second, in the forum below address at least one of the following bullets. Apply concepts, principles and perspectives from the readings as well as your own insights, experiences and lessons learned. Also respond to at least two other initial postings. Be sure to refer to the readings in your responses as appropriate.

-Analyze Dan Ariely’s perspective about the natural tendency to lie
and cheat.
-What is unique about senior military leader experiences that tempt
them to be dishonest?
-How does dishonesty from senior military leaders undermine
honoring the public trust?
-How does dishonesty and unethical conduct impact internal and
external trust relationships?
-What are the underlying cultural factors in Army environments that
affect public trust?
(Note:Use attached Contagion in Unethical Behavior, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBmJay_qdNc and ADP 1 Chapter 2)

-Describe your own character development by rating yourself at a level and stage on the Kohlberg scale. Explain why you believe you fit that particular level and stage.

Question 2:Investing in Character Development
Address ALL the bullets and questions below in an orginal post to the forum. Then, respond to at least two other postings. In your responses, please refer to the ethics readings (from any of the ethics modules) or other credible sources as appropriate:

-Describe your own character development by rating yourself at a
level and stage on the Kohlberg scale. Explain why you believe you fit
that particular level and stage.
-In their article, “What Does Contemporary Science Say About Ethical
Leadership?” Barnes and Doty discuss the importance of ethical
leadership in the military. What can you take away from this article
and apply in your own career, especially relative to where you are on
the Kohlberg scale?
-Applying the concepts and principles from this lesson, describe how
you plan to invest in developing yourself as a senior leader, and how
you can mentor others to be leaders of character.
(Note:Use attached Contemporary Science & Ethics, ADRP 6-22-2-1 Chapter 3 and Kohlberg Summary attachments)

Why do Americans expect so much of their leaders?

Your original post should be based on the lesson material and address at least one of the questions below. Draw on your personal and professional experiences. Please refer to the lesson and reading materials from any of the ethics modules in your discussion.

-Why do Americans expect so much of their leaders?
-Are Army leaders living up the professional standards in ADP 1?
-Given the recent lapses in moral behavior amongst senior military
leaders, what can be done to prevent leaders from acting in ways
detrimental to public trust of the Army profession?
-How can recognizing the Profession of Arms as a true profession
strengthen one’s resolve to act ethically?
– Which of the five characteristics of a profession encourage ethical
behavior in members of the profession? How do they do that?
– Are the Army’s professional certification requirements adequate to
ensure that most of its members engage in ethical behavior? If not,
what changes would you make?
-How does Army culture influence senior leaders’ ethical behavior?
-Do the Army’s current programs and strategies adequately address
current issues (i.e., sexual harassment, sexual assault, senior leader
ethics, suicide prevention, hazing, fraternization, substance abuse,
EEO and resilience)? Why or why not? What changes would you
make?
(Note:Use attached Chapter 2 ADP1 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC–Q-9asEg#action=share as references)