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Please review the attached paper that you wrote for me a few weeks ago. Please a

Please review the attached paper that you wrote for me a few weeks ago. Please add 3 pages to the document and review the rubric for the required references for 10. Also, read the following from the Professor to help increase the paper length.
Please discuss and organize our paper around the following:
Introduction
Part 1: Context Please set the reader up to understand what will follow in the paper by briefly describing:
The organization you are studying;
The specific program or policy of interest:
How is that organization using IM/IT today for that program;
Who was the public sector administrator, CIO/CTO, elected or appointed official, or another policy maker you talked with; and
Her/his role (and reporting structure) in the organization.
Part 2: Findings—What Did You Learn from Her/Him? Parts 2 and 3 are the heart of the paper.
Focus primarily on what you learned from the actual interview/discussion. What insights did you get from her/him about the value of technologies in public sector services?
See the suggested discussion topics/questions below for guidance.
Part 3: Assessment and Recommendations—What Would You Do?
What is your assessment, based on what you learned in the course and in the interview, how effectively that agency is maximizing—or not—IT/IM for that specific program or service?
What insights and recommendations do you have on ways that organization can increase its effective and impactful use of technologies and information to improve the service you discussed in Parts 1 and 2.
Incorporate applicable Biblical principles in the discussions above.
References
Here, again, are several coaching suggestions.
Prepare: learn about the agency and the person before you even ask for their time. Don’t wing it and waste their time. They are meeting with you as a courtesy. Watch the John Gauger discussion for wise insights.
Seek to understand what it is like to stand in that person’s shoes and view IT/IM from her/his perspective.
Be aware that these are public agencies so whatever you discuss and write may be considered an open record and available to the public and press.
Make this an interactive conversation vs. strict Q and A.
Mention in some casual way how you have prepared for the conversation and, thus, know something about the agency and the person as well. Shows your interest, investment, and enhances your credibility.
Start at a high level.
Be certain to ask how COVID has changed—and continues to change—the way they deliver their services. Did COVID accelerate adoption of new technologies? What impact on their network and security?
What does that person envision her/his agency customer/client/citizen/student experience will be in 1-2 years?
How will existing and emerging technologies enable and enhance those user experiences and outcomes?
Keep the focus on use cases. Avoid a deep dive on the technologies—this is about use cases and impacts not bits and bytes.
Ask her/his thoughts about the major topics we studied in the course, e.g., ethics, IoT, cybersecurity, etc.
Do the agency decision makers and agency funding sources consider IT to be a commodity or a critical business necessity?
Where does the CIO report in the organization? That is very important (see the Gauger video for insights on why).
Recruiting and keeping IT staff in public sector is difficult. What are they doing to help address that challenge?
How are they investing in IT staff professional development?
Very important questions. Do not ask these at the beginning of the discussion but near or at the end. The answers will tell you much about that person and her/his goals for IT and personally.
What does that person envision her/his legacy to be when she/he leave the agency or that role??
How will technologies and information help you deliver on that vision?

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Please review the attached paper that you wrote for me a few weeks ago. Please a

Please review the attached paper that you wrote for me a few weeks ago. Please add 3 pages to the document and review the rubric for the required references for 10. Also, read the following from the Professor to help increase the paper length.
Please discuss and organize our paper around the following:
Introduction
Part 1: Context Please set the reader up to understand what will follow in the paper by briefly describing:
The organization you are studying;
The specific program or policy of interest:
How is that organization using IM/IT today for that program;
Who was the public sector administrator, CIO/CTO, elected or appointed official, or another policy maker you talked with; and
Her/his role (and reporting structure) in the organization.
Part 2: Findings—What Did You Learn from Her/Him? Parts 2 and 3 are the heart of the paper.
Focus primarily on what you learned from the actual interview/discussion. What insights did you get from her/him about the value of technologies in public sector services?
See the suggested discussion topics/questions below for guidance.
Part 3: Assessment and Recommendations—What Would You Do?
What is your assessment, based on what you learned in the course and in the interview, how effectively that agency is maximizing—or not—IT/IM for that specific program or service?
What insights and recommendations do you have on ways that organization can increase its effective and impactful use of technologies and information to improve the service you discussed in Parts 1 and 2.
Incorporate applicable Biblical principles in the discussions above.
References
Here, again, are several coaching suggestions.
Prepare: learn about the agency and the person before you even ask for their time. Don’t wing it and waste their time. They are meeting with you as a courtesy. Watch the John Gauger discussion for wise insights.
Seek to understand what it is like to stand in that person’s shoes and view IT/IM from her/his perspective.
Be aware that these are public agencies so whatever you discuss and write may be considered an open record and available to the public and press.
Make this an interactive conversation vs. strict Q and A.
Mention in some casual way how you have prepared for the conversation and, thus, know something about the agency and the person as well. Shows your interest, investment, and enhances your credibility.
Start at a high level.
Be certain to ask how COVID has changed—and continues to change—the way they deliver their services. Did COVID accelerate adoption of new technologies? What impact on their network and security?
What does that person envision her/his agency customer/client/citizen/student experience will be in 1-2 years?
How will existing and emerging technologies enable and enhance those user experiences and outcomes?
Keep the focus on use cases. Avoid a deep dive on the technologies—this is about use cases and impacts not bits and bytes.
Ask her/his thoughts about the major topics we studied in the course, e.g., ethics, IoT, cybersecurity, etc.
Do the agency decision makers and agency funding sources consider IT to be a commodity or a critical business necessity?
Where does the CIO report in the organization? That is very important (see the Gauger video for insights on why).
Recruiting and keeping IT staff in public sector is difficult. What are they doing to help address that challenge?
How are they investing in IT staff professional development?
Very important questions. Do not ask these at the beginning of the discussion but near or at the end. The answers will tell you much about that person and her/his goals for IT and personally.
What does that person envision her/his legacy to be when she/he leave the agency or that role??
How will technologies and information help you deliver on that vision?

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Please read syllabus page 7, throughly before starting. Attached will be example

Please read syllabus page 7, throughly before starting. Attached will be examples of literature reviews provided by the professor. Please follow the format! Additionally, will be the topic you picked and the sources you found. Only utilize those specific sources for the paper!
Remember this must be in apa format to include page numbers if applicable! Please, ensure all sources are put in apa format properly. Please read syllabus and review literature review documents before getting started.

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1) Does the application of the “hard look” and “soft look” as described in the c

1) Does the application of the “hard look” and “soft look” as described in the chapter seem arbitrary or sensible to you? Explain. Make sure to consider where “expertise” is best applied– by a court, with specialization in law, procedure, and fairness… and by an agency, with specialization in the subject matter, executing statutory obligations, and following transparent procedures, e.g., notice and comment rulemaking which integrates public participation and comments.
Please use textbook for references to question above. Administrative Law for Public Managers, 2nd Edition Pages 168-184 (Judicial and legislative review of administration) Chapter 7: Staying Current
2) Do you think posing a tension between constitutional contractarianism and public administrative instrumentalism correctly explains how administrative law fits into contemporary US constitutional government? Why or why not?
3) Part of what is at stake in Chevron and related rulings is court power (the judicial branch) versus the executive branch– and to what extent the courts or the administrative agencies get to fill in the ambiguous language inevitably left in Congressional legislation. Does it matter whether courts or the executive branch have this prerogative? Where do you think Chevron and other decisions get the balance right or wrong — and why? Assume the best case: administrative agencies are trying sincerely, and mostly effectively, to carry out and give effect to the statute authorizing their actions. If you want, assume the worst case: the agency is ineffective at carrying out the statute… what result? And does that put more of an onus on both Congress and the courts?

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Please read syllabus page 7, throughly before starting. Attached will be example

Please read syllabus page 7, throughly before starting. Attached will be examples of literature reviews provided by the professor. Please follow the format! Additionally, will be the topic you picked and the sources you found. Only utilize those specific sources for the paper!
Remember this must be in apa format to include page numbers if applicable! Please, ensure all sources are put in apa format properly. Please read syllabus and review literature review documents before getting started.

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“[R]econciliation is about establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful re

“[R]econciliation is about establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in this country. In order for that to happen, there has to be awareness of the past, acknowledgement of the harm that has been inflicted, atonement for the causes, and action to change behaviour” (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. 2015. Final Report, volume 1, pages 6-7). The Final Report goes on to note that these will not be easy tasks to accomplish nor happen quickly. Given that government acts through the institution of bureaucracy, it is worth asking, whether or not this institution will facilitate the completion of these tasks or serve as a barrier to them that must be overcome?

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“All models are wrong. Some models are useful. ” —George E. P. Box (1919–2013) S

“All models are wrong. Some models are useful. ” —George E. P. Box (1919–2013) Statistician
Describing and explaining social phenomena is a complex task. Box’s quote speaks to the point that it is a near impossible undertaking to fully explain such systems—physical or social—using a set of models. Yet even though these models contain some errors, the models nevertheless assist with illuminating how the world works and advancing social change.
The competent quantitative researcher understands the balance between making statements related to the theoretical understanding of relationships and recognizing that our social systems are of such complexity that we will always have some errors. The key, for the rigorous researcher, is recognizing and mitigating the error as much as possible.
As a graduate student and consumer of research, you must recognize the error that might be present within your research and the research of others.
REQUIRED
Select a quantitative article of interest that has social change implications.
As you read the article, reflect on George Box’s quote in the introduction for this Assignment.
Write a very brief descriiption (1–3 sentences) of the article you found and address the following:
1. Describe how you think the research in the article is useful (e.g., what population is it helping? What problem is it solving?).
2. Using Y=f(X) +E notation, identify the independent and dependent variables.
3. How might the research models presented be wrong? What types of error might be present in the reported research?
Be sure to support your essay with references and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.

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Proposal checklist: ___ 1. The cover page has the title of my paper, my name, in

Proposal checklist:
___ 1. The cover page has the title of my paper, my name, institution, course number and title, professor’s name and date
of submission.
___ 2. The next page is the abstract (a summarization of the ENTIRE paper and not an introduction) of my paper.
___ 3. The next page is the table of contents of my paper. (Goggle how to create a TOC if you don’t know how)
___ 4. The next page is beginning of my paper. It has the title of my paper and an introduction. The numbering of my
pages begins with this page. (If you don’t know how, google it).
___ 5. Any graphics (tables, figures, charts, etc.) are referenced in the body of the paper (write something to the effect
“See Table 1 for an illustration of…..”) and then the graphic itself is provided at the end of the paper following the
reference page(s) and not embedded in the paper itself.
___ 6. All references cited in the body of my paper can be found in the reference page(s) at the end of the paper and all
sources identified in the reference page(s) can be found within the body of the paper. The names and dates match.
___ 7. I have provided at a minimum 10 references AND identified in the references as Scholarly, Textbook, Helpful
Resource or Non-Academic.
___ 8. I have properly formatted my paper: My paragraphs are indented, the work is double-spaced, with one-inch
margins, Times Roman font or other traditional style, 12” size font. All the pages from the introduction to the references
are numbered.
___ 9. I have used sub-headings as I focused on different elements of the paper, these sub-headings include sections which
indicate the introduction, main points of the paper, conclusion, references and appendices.
___ 10. I have proof-read my paper very carefully to ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors. I would be proud
to submit this work to my supervisor at work as proof of my research and writing skills.
___ 11. This is an original paper written for this course. I have not used another’s work claiming it as my own. I have not
submitted work I have already submitted to satisfy course requirements in another class.
___ 12. If I used another’s exact words, I placed those words within quotation marks and then provided, within the
body of the paper, the source author(s), date and page number(s)/paragraph count after the quote. If I have
paraphrased another’s work, I have provided the source author(s) and date within the body of the paper. All
citations are in accordance with APA guidelines. I have looked at the refereed works I’ve cited in my paper for guidance
as well as the sources provided in Canvas. No more than 20% of my paper consists of direct quotations from other
Sources.
Instructions:
Purpose: To give the student experience in the actual formulation and design of a proposed program evaluation study. In it students will not actually conduct the evaluation, but rather they will propose in significant detail how the evaluation would be conducted.
Content of Evaluation Research Proposal: The proposal shall consist of the following sections:
Introduction: Remember that you are writing for a non-expert audience. The purpose of this section is to inform your audience on important aspects of the program. The following types of questions should be addressed in this section (not all-inclusive and do NOT use a Q&A format in your writing):
What is the program and what does it do?
Why is the program important?
What is the context of the program?
What problems does the program address?
What are specific goals and objectives of the program?
Who are the target population?
What is it about the program that makes it of interest for evaluation?
Why should it be evaluated?
How will it be effectively evaluated?
Include in your proposal a logic model of the program.
Explain which program elements you will evaluate.
Literature Review: The review helps you clarify your thinking in the type of design to employ for the evaluation.
Use the review to inform yourself in detail about the program.
Identify the relevant previous evaluation studies of the program or a related program and any theory involved with predicting program effects.
Briefly summarize what the literature contains in an integrated narrative that relates the information to your focus and your evaluation design.
The review should include a minimum of ten (10) academic articles or books.
Methodology: The methodology will consist of the following four sections:
1) Evaluation Design: It will depend on the type of evaluation proposed. Convince your audience that your strategy is appropriate. Consider the following questions at a minimum:
Will you collect data over time or at one point in time?
What method of data collection is best?
Why do you think these procedures are best suited for the program?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of these methods?
What kinds of problems/concerns have to be considered and how should they be handled?
What are your hypotheses?
If you are planning to use a quasi-experimental design, how will the control/comparison groups and the program participants be identified?
2) Data: Identify the target population and who to include in the study. Consider the following questions at a minimum:
If sampling is to be used how will the procedure be conducted?
If sampling is not proposed, where are the data located, and how will they be obtained?
Why is your method of data collection the most appropriate for the program and the proposed evaluation design?
What steps are involved and what are the potential problems?
Who helps with data collection?
What about confidentiality issues and training for data collectors?
What is the time frame for data collection?
3) Variables and Measures: Consider the following questions at a minimum:
How are the variables measured (level of measurement)?
What are your criteria for success/failure?
Discuss the reliability and validity of your measures.
Include a table in your proposal showing your variables and measures.
4) Statistical Analysis: Use this section to explain how the data you propose to collect will be analyzed, discussing all statistical tests that are appropriate. Defend your selection of techniques based on level of measurement, previous designs, and previous studies.
Budget: Specify the resources necessary to actually do the evaluation. At a minimum, you should consider the following:
Time frame: How many weeks/months/years will it take?
Materials: What do you need in terms of equipment and supplies?
Personnel: What do you expect the personnel cost to be?
Computer: How much computer support do you need? Do you need assistance from other sources?
Overhead/Other: Are any other resources needed?
Conclusion
References: List sources used in developing the evaluation proposal (APA format).
Paper basics:
Students will write and submit a Program Evaluation Project. The topic for the evaluation will align with the course topics. The assignment specifics are noted in the next folder.
Style & Audience: The papers should be organized as a professional, formal proposal to the senior administrator of a public agency or a board of directors of a public organization. Papers should be well organized, clear, and succinct. The audience for the proposal should be real and preferably based on your current job or a public organization of your choosing. If you are not currently employed in the public or nonprofit sectors, then you must pick an agency or organization that you can gain access to pertinent information (such as organizational structure, budgets, etc.).
Format and Length: This is a professional program, thus professional presentation and language use are expected. Grades will reflect content, analysis, presentation, grammar and language use. All written assignments must be fully referenced and include appropriate in-text citations and a full bibliography.
Your paper should be approximately twenty (20) pages with double-spaced text (not including works cited section). Use subheadings and organizing sentences to guide the reader. There is no penalty for length – if not thoroughly covering the material (too short) or repeating yourself (too long) that is reflected in the grade.
Formatting: The standard for all assignments is Times New Roman font, size 12-point, double-spaced, and margins of 1” on all sides. Students must cite works properly and consistently, using the American Psychological Association (APA) style (http://www.apastyle.org/index.html Links to an external site.). All work that is borrowed directly, paraphrased, or alluded to must be properly cited. Plagiarism – borrowing any idea, theory, information, or facts that are not common knowledge without acknowledging the source – is a very serious offense and will be detected. Self-plagiarism – using graded work from one course for credit in another – is also prohibited. The academic honor code applies under all conditions.

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The second focus of this course is to develop students’ ability to address socia

The second focus of this course is to develop students’ ability to address social problems with managerial or policy tools in hand. Thus, this assignment strives to develop students’ critical thinking and analytical skills by systematically identifying, analyzing, critiquing, and providing policy suggestions for an existing social problem. The length should be around 10-12 pages in total excluding references, title page, and abstract (APA style, Times New Roman 12 pt. font; 1- inch margins; double spaced). It should include the following components (but not limited to):
1. Title Page
2. Abstract
3. Introduction
4. Background of the Social Problem and Negative Consequences
5. Existing Policy Solutions to the Problem
6. Select the “Best” Policy Solution
a. Apply the Policy Analysis Model One
b. Apply the Policy Analysis Model Two
7. Limitations of the “Best” Policy Solution
8. Suggestions for Policy Change
9. References

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Congress appears to have ample constitutional authority and means to oversee fed

Congress appears to have ample constitutional authority and means to oversee federal administration. Yet the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and GPRA Modernization Act suggest it is not satisfied with agency performance. If you were called upon to make recommendations to Congress for better oversight and stronger influence over the agencies, what would you suggest? Keep in mind, your audience is Congress, and you are, in a sense, rating them on their own performance. Also, don’t start with the assumption that agencies are inherently poor performers, no matter their mission. Think about the flow of authority, arising in the Constitution, then to Congress, and finally, delegated to the executive branch by statute…
My idea if it will help is
have a long term and short term plan both
Execution of the plan should be strictly done
benchmark some good practices being followed in other countries and states
Based on benchmarking, try to improve existing practices.