Discuss how can a species genes interact with the environment, and how can environmental factors lead to species evolution?

 Discussion Topic 1     
 A penicillin resistant bacteria has been grown on nutrient agar media. If you were able to isolate bacterial plasmid from the cell, what happens to the bacteria when;
– grown on nutrient agar media?
– grown on penicillin containing media?
– Give an example of the use of plasmid DNA in research      
    
 Discussion Topic 2
With advancement in DNA technology, Genetically Modified Organisms has been a breakthrough in science. Discuss benefits vs risks of GMOs.
     
    Discussion Topic 3  

Watch: Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken

 
After watching the video, discuss how can a species genes interact with the environment, and how can environmental factors lead to species evolution?  

Identify and briefly discuss recommendations that should be followed when using a corporate blog for branding, marketing, or public relations purposes.

 Question 1:

Identify and briefly discuss one recommendation that should be followed when using a corporate blog for branding, marketing, or public relations purposes. 

What are the pros and cons of the global economy?

Film link- https://youtu.be/bSGAJTJzgLA (Commanding Heights Episode 3 )

 Study Questions:
1. What are the pros and cons of the global economy? Include examples from the film – Commanding Heights III?
2. Identify critical issues related to NAFTA?  Do you think the United States of America should withdraw or continue with the North American Free Trade Agreement and why?  
3. Provide examples of the impact (positive and negative) of free trade on the developing world and in the United States of America.  

Another link(if you need it): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/
Commanding Heights Episode 3

In what ways did Americans seek to maintain these older traditions of work, and how successful were they?

  
As the industrial revolution developed in the United States, traditional patterns of work were disrupted and replaced by more ridged, structured, factory-based workplaces. The older notion of the “Artisan Republic”—in which craftsmen could aspire to the status of a master within their given field—was threatened. American workers resisted this change. In what ways did Americans seek to maintain these older traditions of work, and how successful were they? 
Write a 5 page paper that addresses the question posed above. In your response, be sure to base your claims on materials read in the assigned readings (you do not need to read additional sources for this assignment.) 

Develop a coaching model that optimizes performance management activities.

For this assignment, consider the organization where you currently work or an organization where you may have worked in the past as a point of reference for evaluating the coaching model and team-based performance.
(Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of these assignments. In your original work, you may use aspects of existing processes from either your current or a former place of employment. However, you must remove any and all identifying information that would enable someone to discern the organization[s] that you have used.)
Write a five (5) page paper in which you:

Classify the selected organization’s approach to coaching as it relates to one (1) of the following: Ad Hoc Coaching, Managing Coaching, Proactive Coaching, or Strategic Coaching. Judge the extent to which the identified coaching model has worked to optimize the organization’s performance management activities.
Recommend three (3) practices to improve the selected organization’s current performance from Table 4.3: Best Practices for Manager-Coaches in the textbook. Justify each element as it relates to optimizing performance.
Construct five (5) best practices that would maximize team-based performance in the selected organization. Specify the primary manner in which each practice aligns with the organization’s overall goals and vision.
Use three (3) external sources to support your responses. Note:Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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 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:

Develop a coaching model that optimizes performance management activities.
Debate the team-based performance management best practices.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in performance management.
Write clearly and concisely about performance management using proper writing mechanics.

Do you believe net neutrality will lead to IT efficiency? Why or why not?

 
Net Neutrality
Read four (4) academically reviewed articles on Net Neutrality and complete the following activities:
(Wikipedia articles will not be accepted. Professor may check originality of all posts. Avoid copy-and-paste.
1.     Summarize all four (4) articles in 300 words or more. Please use your own words. No copy-and-paste
2.     Base on your article review and the assigned reading, discuss how net neutrality will affect data networks and the availability of information to businesses. Do you believe net neutrality will lead to IT efficiency? Why or why not? 
No Plagiarism please. answer should be unique.

Identify specific impacts of social factors on the healthcare system.

Identify three specific impacts of social factors on the healthcare system, and write a three-page essay detailing how healthcare providers and/or members of a healthcare ethics committee can impact change in these areas for a more equitable healthcare system.
Your essay should be a minimum of three pages in length. Use a minimum of three sources, including your textbook. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. The essay and all references and citations used must be formatted using APA style.
Morrison, E. E., & Furlong, B. (Eds.). (2014). Health care ethics: Critical issues for the 21st century (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

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