Assignment 2: The Cost of Capital

Assignment 2: The Cost of Capital

Assume that you are a member of an aerospace company’s newly formed executive committee that has been given the role of reviewing requests for major capital expenditures. The committee chairman has laid the groundwork for approving requests that managers of various organizational units have submitted by reminding the group that their charge is to approve the investment opportunities that will best meet the company’s financial objective of maximizing shareholder wealth.

One of the more outspoken individuals on the committee vigorously pushed the concept that the best way to maximize shareholder wealth would be to accept all of the projects that promise a return that is higher than the long-term interest rates on bonds or bank loans. This same committee member is also insistent that the company turn to borrowed funds as needed to augment existing funds so that all of the projects that are attractive to the committee, and that promise a return that is higher than the borrowing rate, can be accepted.

Other committee members expressed concern about that approach but the time scheduled for adjourning the meeting arrived before the disagreement was resolved. You have been assigned to examine the issue and, in the spirit of taking advantage of a teaching moment, circulate a report that will bring all committee members to a common understanding of the decision criteria that should be adopted by the committee. The chairman asked that your report address the following questions that seemed to be present during the committee meeting.

Why would the suggested approach of using the cost of new debt as the hurdle rate probably not result in maximizing the shareholders wealth? What role does the cost of capital play in the committee’s work? How might a company’s WACC be affected by changes in the size of its capital budget? When and why would it be inappropriate to use the firm’s cost of capital as calculated on its existing capital structure to evaluate new investment opportunities? In what situations would it be appropriate to use the firm’s cost of capital as calculated on its existing capital structure to evaluate new investment opportunities? For the situations in which it would be inappropriate to use the firm’s cost of capital as calculated on its existing capital structure to evaluate new investment opportunities, what are the alternatives that might be used instead as the hurdle rate? Prepare a 3-4 page report in which you answer the questions as requested by the committee chairman. Apply APA standards for writing style to your report.

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Applied Management decision-making

For this assignment, you will need to become familiar with specialized business intelligence (BI) software, then download the software. Complete the following steps to begin: Step 1: Watch an instructional video on the BI software. Step 2: Download the BI software. After you select the link, look for the orange icon in the middle portion of your screen to begin the download. Consider the following scenario: The National Sales meeting is approaching. Each regional sales manager has to do a short presentation for the marketing department that highlights how the consumers in their territory are different from those in the total United States. You are still working with the local regional sales manager. Complete the following: Click here to download the reports for the United States. This file contains reports generated from a marketing organization’s Web site. The Web site provides free demographical services where one can choose from a variety of criteria and generate reports based on the U.S. Census data. This particular file contains 4 reports: General Summary, Census Trend 1980 to 2000 Summary, Occupation and Employment Summary, and Income Summary based on the entire United States. Click here to download the reports for zip code 60614. This particular file contains 4 reports: General Summary, Census Trend 1980 to 2000 Summary, Occupation and Employment Summary, and Income Summary based on the U.S. zip code 60614. Using all 4 demographic reports (General Summary, Census Trend 1980 to 2000 Summary, Occupation and Employment Summary, and Income Summary) for the United States and zip code 60614, prepare a 1-page memo explaining how your territory differs from the national profile. Feel free to note anything that you found surprising in this data. Use the business intelligence software to depict information from these reports. Prepare a presentation of 5–6 slides of your major findings. You may group a category of data from the Total United States and zip code 60614, and create a graph to show how they differ. The presentation should have at least one graph and a headline that summarizes a key takeaway from the graph. The last page should contain at least 3 questions that you would want answered based on what you’ve seen in this comparison. Your presentation should include 5–6 slides in PowerPoint, plus title and reference slides with speaker notes (200–250 words per slide). For assistance with the usage of Tableau for analysis and reporting, review and use the following instructions. This should be helpful if you are having problems with the software usage or with problems with the data: Instructions to Create Bar Graph in Tableau Open the assignment CTU instructions. Download Business Intelligence Software. Create your Tableau Public Account. Click the download link for the zip code (60614) file (file will open in Excel). Click the download link for the US file (file will open in Excel). The following are some options: Create separate demographical worksheets. For example: Education Attainment File – Worksheet (include both Zip Code and U.S. data); Household Income (include Zip Code and U.S. data) See a sample of the file available with column headings and extraneous blanks.

Household Income Chicago

U.S.

1980 1990 1980 to 1990 2000 1990 to 2000 1980 Median Household Income 18,438 41,227 1.236 69,311 0.681 16,902 Average household Income 24,245 67,607 1.788 114,615 0.695 20,382 Per Capita Income 13,564 38,518 1.84 63,791 0.656 7,321

See a sample of the file available with column headings and extraneous blanks.

2000 Educational Attainment U.S. Chicago College: Associates Degree 6.3% 1.9% College: Bachelor’s Degree 15.5% 44.2% College: Graduate Degree 8.9% 34.0% College: Some College, no Degree 21.1% 8.7% School: 9th to 11th grade, no diploma 12.1% 3.2% School: Grade K-9 6.1% 2.0% School: High School Graduate 28.6% 5.6%

Create a file with data organized without extraneous rows and columns but including headings. The idea is to clean up the file before usage. Separating files and worksheets may be the best way to make this happen Note in the real situation, when using BI software, you will want to ensure your data are clean and you have similar data in your files. Save the file(s) on your computer. Open Tableau. Then do a File > Open > Open your saved file. At the bottom of the screen on the left, click on the little box next to Sheet 1 (looks like a bar graph with a plus in the top left corner). Under Measures (on left), you should see Chicago and U.S. Click on U.S. and pull it into rows at the top of the screen. Then click on Chicago and pull it over into rows. Under Dimensions on the left, you should see Household Income. Click on Household Income and pull it into column. Now in the second column from the left, you should see measures. In the top right corner, you should see a “show me” box illustrating ways you can view the data based on the values you have chosen. To do side-by-side comparisons, put your cursor over the rightmost picture on the third line with the side-by-side blue and orange bars. Click on it. Your graph should appear on the page. You can play around with how you want to portray your data. To save in Tableau Public, click File > Save to Tableau Public as… > give the file a descriptive name. You will be asked to log into Tableau Public using your e-mail and password. When your graph is saved in public, at the bottom right, there is a download button. Decide how you will save the file. (You can create an image and name the .png file. It will be saved in tableau public.) After the file is saved, open the .png file, and edit or copy the graph. Open your PowerPoint file, then paste (special) it on the slide. You can adjust the size. Repeat the same in Tableau opening of any other prepped and cleaned file. Note: Measure values are your number fields; measure names are the descriptors. Please submit your assignment. For more information on creating PowerPoint Presentations, please visit the Microsoft Office Applications Lab. References Pak, A. (2013, August 12). Tableau Public – Overview and Applications [Video file]. Retrieved fromhttp:youtu.be/PnkMiHocqRw Summary reports. (n.d.). Retrieved March 3, 2006, from the Free Demographics Service on the American Marketing Association Web site: http:/www.marketingpower.com/content753.php Tableau Public. (n.d.). Retrieved November 11, 2014 from http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/

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Please use the following format. This is from week one – directly from the syllabus. Use the appropriate learning objectives for weeks 1-5.

One minute paper

Please use the following format. This is from week one – directly from the syllabus. Use the appropriate learning objectives for weeks 1-5.

Learning Objectives (taken from the syllabus for week 5)

5.1 Explain the decision-making and problem-solving processes.

5.2 Analyze how emotion and culture affects decision making.

5.3 Analyze the role of perception, attention, memory, and language in reasoning and problem solving.

Address the following:

A. Review the Weekly Learning Objectives for the week (above).

B. What is the most important thing you learned during class this week?

C. What important question remains unanswered?

Reasoning and Problem Solving

Sample format looks like this.

5.1 Explain the decision-making and problem-solving processes.

Say a few words here – really, just a few.

5.2 Analyze how emotion and culture affects decision making.

Say a few words here – really, just a few.

5.3 Analyze the role of perception, attention, memory, and language in reasoning and problem solving.

Say a few words here – really, just a few.

What is the most important thing you learned during class this week?

Say a few words here – really, just a few.

What important question remains unanswered?

Say a few words here – really, just a few.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

That is it -using the KISS method – for keep it simple students!

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PSY 360 Language Essay

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine language as it relates to cognition. Address the following: Please use the attached rubric for guidance. 100% original work required. Define language and lexicon. Evaluate the key features of language. Describe the four levels of language structure and processing. Analyze the role of language processing in cognitive psychology. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Content and Organization
7 Points Points Earned: Comments:
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

Define Language and Lexicon
Evaluate the key features of language
What are the four levels of language structure and processing
Analyze the role of language processing and cognitive psychology

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive.
The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.
The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.
Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.
Readability and Style
1.5 Points Points Earned Comments:
Paragraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well-constructed, and are consistently strong and varied.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Mechanics
1.5 Points Points Earned Comments:
The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices, follow APA guidelines for format.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.
The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Spelling is correct.
Total 10 Points Points Earned Comments:

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Week#1 Discussion#1 Guided Response# 3 by instructor

Being a substitute teacher was one of the hardest jobs I ever had! It was very stressful going into a different classroom each day, and yet exciting to see the kids learning and growing every year.

You have a solid idea for your research, we just need to work on your AR questions.

Action research requires at least two research questions, though you can have more. The basic questions should be one quantitative and a qualitative. The questions should be observable and measurable. What you have written are not observable or measurable. Use the format below to create your AR questions.

Quantitative: What is the difference in (scores, behavior, achievement, etc) when (your intervention) is applied over (period of time, should not be more than three weeks)?

Qualitative: What is the perspective of (stakeholders, teachers, students, parents, etc) in regards to (your intervention)?

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Q1 Flowchart – 10 Marks Emporium Trading Company purchases products from Asia and then resells them to local retailers. During the last 2 years demand for the imported products has increased significantly.

Assignment
System Documentation and BI
Value: 30%
Due date: 01-May-2017
Return date: 22-May-2017
Length: N/A
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
Task
Q1 Flowchart – 10 Marks
Emporium Trading Company purchases products from Asia and then resells them to local retailers. During the last 2 years demand for the imported products has increased significantly. Emporium Trading is expanding its local operations, including a new information system, to assist with managing the increase in purchases. You work as a consultant systems analyst, and you have been tasked with preparing documentation to assist with the identification of the current business processes in order to facilitate the identification of a suitable system for the acquisition and payment for products.
Based on the interview below with the department supervisor, prepare a document flowchart using a system tool, to document the acquisition to payment system that currently exists at Emporium Trading Company.
A purchase requisition is sent from the inventory system to the purchasing department clerk. The clerk prepares the PO using the vendor and inventory files and emails the PO to the vendor. The vendor returns a vendor acknowledgement to the clerk indicating receipt of the PO. The purchasing clerk then sends a PO notification to the Accounts Payable clerk.
When the receiving department accepts the vendor goods, the inventory system automatically send the AP clerk a receiving report. The AP clerk also receives invoices from vendors. The vendor invoices are matched to the PO notification and the goods receipt by the AP clerk, who then updates the accounts payable master file. Payment request is then sent by the AP clerk to the accounting department. All files at Emporium Trading are filed in date order.
The accounting department then prepares the EFT file for vendor payment. Once the payment has been approved, the system automatically updates the AP master file and the general ledger, and forwards the payment details to the bank.
A system tool includes software such as Word, Excel, Smartdraw or Edraw. There are many tools that are available to trial for free on the internet.
PLEASE REFER TO THE MARKING GUIDE BELOW FOR GUIDANCE ON WHAT IS REQUIRED TO ATTAIN THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT AND THE MARKS ALLOCATED TO EACH CRITERIA THAT YOU NEED TO ADDRESS IN YOUR DOCUMENT FLOWCHART.
Q2 Business Intelligence Research Report – 20 Marks
Using appropriate authoritative sources, create a 1,500 word research report that:
• explains the role of data analysis tools and data mining in contemporary organisations
• identifies and explains the ethical implications around gathering, storing and using customer information
In Resources is an article by Dean, Payne and Landry (2016) which may be a good starting point for your research.
Your research should include such sources as the professional body articles as well as text books and peer reviewed academic journals. Vendor websites are not considered to be appropriate sources of information for this task. Use APA referencing in your report.
PLEASE REFER TO THE MARKING GUIDE BELOW FOR GUIDANCE ON WHAT IS REQUIRED TO ATTAIN THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT AND THE MARKS ALLOCATED TO EACH CRITERIA THAT YOU NEED TO ADDRESS IN YOUR REPORT.

Rationale
Q1 This assessment task has been designed to develop your ability interpret and evaluate the concepts covered in Topic 2. More specifically it seeks to assess your progress towards the learning outcome :
• be able to evaluate accounting information system architecture and generate models of business events.
Q2 This assessment task has been designed to develop your ability to interpret and evaluate the concepts covered in Topic 3. More specifically it seeks to assess your ability to:
• be able to explain the role of data analysis tools and data mining

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Database Design and Development

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Examination Period: 2016 Term 2
Academic Institution: Central Queensland University
Academic Group: Higher Education Division
Academic Career: Postgraduate
Examination Type: Standard
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Course: Database Design and Development
Subject Area: COIT
Catalog Number: 20247
Paper Number: 1
Component: ALL Components
Duration: 120 minutes Restrictions: Closed Book
Perusal Time: 15 minutes
First Contact: Umapathy Venugopal – uvenu Contact Number: 02 93245789
Second Contact: Michael Li Contact Number: 07 49306337
Office Use: Release examination paper via the CQ University Past Exams website two weeks after the DE/SE examination period? Yes
Instructor Authorised/Allowed Materials
Dictionary – non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator – non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only.
Student Calculator – Make: / Model:
Special Instructions to Students:
Please see instruction sheet on first page of the examination paper.
Examination Office Supplied Materials
3 x Rough Paper
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This examination paper is not to be released to the student at the conclusion of the examination. Central Queensland University considers improper conduct in examinations to be a serious offence. Penalties for cheating are exclusion from the University and cancellation with academic penalty from the course concerned.
Term 2 Standard Examination 2016
DATABASE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT – COIT20247
Instructions Sheet
1. Write all answers in the Examination Answer Booklet provided.
2. This examination comprises three parts: Parts A, B and C.
3. The total marks available in the examination are 35.
4. Students should attempt ALL questions in ALL parts.
Page 1 of 6
Term 2 Standard Examination 2016
DATABASE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT – COIT20247
PART A 13 MARKS
DATA MODELLING QUESTIONS
Answer ALL questions from this part.
Question 1 and Question 2 are based on the following ER model, which is illustrated in standard ER notations but has been drawn incorrectly and contains many errors.
Question 1 4 Marks
The above ER diagram is incomplete and has been drawn incorrectly due to the following reasons:
(a) A COMPLAINT is not related to an advertisement but related to a DEVELOPMENT_APPLICATION.
(b) Each OPEN_COMPLAINT is a COMPLAINT and they should be related to each other.
(c) Each NEWS_PAPER charges differently for the same ADVERTISEMENT.
(d) Relationship names are missing in the ER diagram.
Complete and correct the errors in the given ER diagram and redraw it using standard ER notations only.
Page 2 of 6
Question 2 4 Marks
Answer the following questions based on the given ER model. You need to briefly justify your answers.
(a) How many DEVELOPMENT_APPLICATIONS can be placed in any one
ADVERTISEMENT? (1 mark)
(b) Can an ADVERTISEMENT appear in more than one NEWS_PAPER? (1 mark)
(c) As per the ER diagram, a DEVELOPMENT_APPLICATION may not appear in any of the ADVERTISEMENTS. What could be the reason to model it in that way? (1 mark)
(d) Which type of relationship is the most appropriate for the relationship between
COMPLAINT and OPEN_COMPLAINT? Why? (1 mark)
Question 3 5 Marks
The following relation provides the information related to tours and tour guides. One tour can have one guide only; one tour guide can guide more than one tour.
GuideID GuideName TourId TourName GuidePhone
1 John Smith T1001 Bondi Beach 93245000
1 John Smith T1002 Harbour Bridge 93245000
2 Mary Smith T1003 Luna Park 91256666
2 Mary Smith T1005 Jenolan Caves 91256666
3 Mary May T1006 Opera House 87551234
4 Mona Kumar T1004 Darling Harbour 98251478
(a) What is the primary key of the above relation? (1 mark)
(b) Explain any one anomaly that exists in the above relation. (1 mark)
(c) What is the highest normal form (e.g. 1NF or 2NF or 3NF) that the above relation satisfies? Note: You need not show the work out. (1 mark)
(d) Normalize the above relation into a set of relations that satisfy 3NF. You need not provide the work out to arrive at the 3NF relation but provide the final 3NF relations as per the following format: Relation1 (ID1, aaa, bbb, …)
Relation2 (ID2, ID1, ccc, ddd, …)
Foreign key (ID1) references Relation1 (2 marks)
PART B 10 MARKS
STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE QUESTIONS
Answer ALL questions from this part.
Each question is worth two (2) marks (2 x 5 = 10 marks).
TABLES:
Guide(GuideId, GivenName, FamilyName, MobileNo)
Tour(TourId, TourName, TourPrice, TourStartTime, GuideId) Foreign key GuideId references Guide
Location(LocationName, PostCode)
TourLocations(TourId, LocationName) Foreign key (TourId) references Tour
Foreign key (LocationName) references Location
Guide
GuideId GivenName FamilyName MobileNo
1 John Smith 0403111222
2 Mary Smith 0403444333
3 Lisa Taylor 0411223355
4 Mona Kumar 0422555666
Tour
TourId TourName TourPrice TourStartTime GuideId
1 Blue
Mountains
$200.00
7:30 am 1
2 Sydney $145.00 8:15 am 2
3 Beach $45.00 5:30 am 2
Location
LocationName PostCode
Bondi Beach 2026
Darling Harbour 2000
Harbour Bridge 2061
Jenolan caves 2780
Luna park 2061
Opera House 2000
TourLocations
TourId LocationName
1 Jenolan caves
2 Darling Harbour
2 Harbour Bridge
2 Opera House
3 Bondi Beach
Write SQL queries to answer the following information requests given below:
Note: You need to check the column headings; grouping and sorting of data; removal of data; and other aspects of query as shown in the expected output provided in each question.
Question 1 2 Marks
Display the details of the guides who guide the tour that covers more than one location.
GuideId GivenName FamilyName MobileNo
2 Mary Smith 0403444333

Question 2 2 Marks
Display the total number of locations in each tour in ascending order of tour name.
TourName NumberOfLocations
Beach 1
Blue Mountains 1
Sydney 3
Question 3 2 Marks
List the details of Guide(s) who have not been allocated to any tour.
GuideId GivenName FamilyName MobileNo
3 Lisa Taylor 0411223355
4 Mona Kumar 0422555666

Question 4 2 Marks
Display the tour name and tour price in ascending order of tour price.
TourName TourPrice
Beach $45.00
Sydney $145.00
Blue Mountains $200.00
Question 5 2 Marks
Which location name(s) contains the word ‘cave’? Show the location name and postcode in descending order of postcode.
LocationName PostCode
Jenolan caves 2780
PART C 12 MARKS
SHORT-ANSWER THEORY QUESTIONS
Answer ALL questions from this part.
Question 1 2 Marks
What is difference between Data Warehouse and Data Mart?
Question 2 2 Marks
What is meant by deadlock?
Question 3 2 Marks
List any four (4) properties of Relation.
Note: You do not have to explain those properties. Relation is not relationship.
Question 4 2 Marks
How does the database overcome the problems faced by the file based (information) systems?
Question 5 2 Marks
Differentiate decentralized database and distributed database.
Question 6 2 Marks
Describe the ACID properties of Transaction.
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i chose topic 6 and have write 400 words. when you do it, you must be scholarly and you must see the essential ereading and further reading as the reference.

i chose topic 6 and have write 400 words. when you do it, you must be scholarly and you must see the essential ereading and further reading as the reference.
2000 words, 45%
Due Date: Friday 31 May 2017
In this final piece of assessment students must write a research essay answering one of the questions below. A research essay is an essay that answers a question using information gathered from proper scholarly research. The two most important things to remember when working on this essay are question and research: you must answer the question, and you must do so on the basis of research into your chosen topic.
Most of the questions below are related to one of this unit’s weekly topics. A great place to start your research is the list of References and Further Readings in the relevant weekly topic guide. Students must also do their own research through the library catalogue. Please note that students cannot write on the same topic in assessment tasks 2 and 3.
Please reference your essays fully and correctly, using either Oxford or Harvard referencing style. Essays will be examined using the following criteria: Question; research; essay structure; quality of writing; presentation and referencing.
Choose a major event in Australia’s past. How did this event change Australia?
Is Australia (still) a racist country? Answer with reference to the lives and experiences of Australia’s Indigenous peoples in the 21stcentury.
What is multiculturalism? Is Australia an example of a successful multicultural nation? Why/why not? Explain with reference to Australia in the 20th and/or 21st centuries.
‘The Anzac Legend has very little to do with the reality of the experiences of members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).’ Do you agree? Why/why not?
‘When it comes to Asia, Australia is truly an -anxious nation-. Do you agree? Explain why/why not with reference to Australia in the 20th and/or 21st century.
‘The experience of Julia Gillard as Prime Minister demonstrated that sexism is alive and well in Australia today.’ Do you agree? Why/why not?
Why is sport so important to ordinary Australians? Answer with reference to at least one sporting code in Australia in the 21st century.
Why do Australians seem so unable to come to terms with the reality of their continent’s environment?
Compare Australia’s history with the history of your home country. How is it similar? How is it different? Explain with reference to proper scholarly sources about Australia and your home country.
How is Australia perceived in your home country? Explain with reference to at least 6 news reports as well as proper scholarly sources about international attitudes towards Australia.
Essential Ereadings about topic 6
Hall, LJ and Donaghue, N 2013, “Nice Girls Don’t Carry Knives”: Constructions of Ambition in Media Coverage of Australia’s First Female Prime Minister, British Journal of Social Psychology, Volume 52, 631-47.
Richardson-Self, L 2012, Questioning the Goal of Same-Sex Marriage, Australian Feminist Studies, Volume 27, no. 72, 205-19.
References and Further Readings
Baird, B 2007, “Gay Marriage”, Lesbian Wedding, Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, Volume 3, no. 3, 161-70.
Bongiorno, F 2012, The Sex Lives of Australians: A History, Black Inc, Melbourne.
Bulbeck, C 1997, Living feminism: the impact of the women’s movement on three generations of Australian women, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Caine, B et al. (eds) 1998, Australian feminism: a companion, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.
Coad, D 2002, Gender trouble Down Under: Australian Masculinities.
Connell, RW 2005, Masculinities, University of California Press, Berkeley.
Crotty, M 2001, Making the Australian Male: Middle-Class Masculinity 1870-1920, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.
Edwards, J 2007, “Marriage is Sacred”: The Religious Right’s Arguments Against “Gay Marriage” in Australia, Culture, Health and Sexuality, Volume 9, no. 3, 247-61.
Featherstone, L 2011, Let’s Talk About Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia From Federation to the Pill, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Flood, M, Gardiner, JK, Pease, B and Pringle, K (eds) 2007, International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, Routledge, London.
Grimshaw, P et al 1994, Creating a Nation, McPhee Gribble, Melbourne.
Hogg, R 2012, Men and Manliness on the Frontier: Queensland and British Columbia in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
Holmes, K and Pinto, S 2013, Gender and Sexuality, in A Bashford and S Macintyre (eds), Cambridge History of Australia, Volume 2, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Huppatz, K and Goodwin, S 2013, Masculinised Jobs, Feminised Jobs and Men’s “Gender Capital” Experiences: Understanding Occupational Segregation in Australia, Journal of Sociology, Volume 49, no. 2/3, 291-308.
Matthews, JJ 1984, Good and Mad Women: The Historical Construction of Femininity in Twentieth-Century Australia, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
Reynolds, R 2007, What Happened to Gay Life? University of New South Wales Press, Sydney.
Reynolds, R 2002, From Camp to Queer: Re-Making the Australian Homosexual, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.
Riggs, D 2010, What About the Children! Masculinities, Sexualities and Hegemony, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge.
Summers, A 2003, The end of equality: work, babies and women’s choices in 21st century Australia, Random House, Sydney.
Willett, G 2000, Living Out Loud: A History of Gay and Lesbian Activism in Australia, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.
Witzleb, N 2011, Marriage as the “Last Frontier”? Same-Sex Relationship Recognition in Australia, International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, Volume 25, no. 2, 135-64.

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Fundamentals of Operating Systems and Java Programming

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Unit Code MN404 – T1 2017
Unit Title Fundamentals of Operating Systems and Java Programming
Assessment Type Individual, written
Assessment Title Assessment 2: Java Programming case studies
Purpose of the assessment Main objectives of this assignment is to enable student to analyse the case study, gather Information required for class design and provide implementation as specified. After successful completion of this assignment, students should be able to:
a. Analyse a case study related to programming.
b. Selection of attributes, corresponding datatypes and associated methods of Java classes
c. Simple implementations
Weight 20% of the total assessments
Total Marks 50
Word limit 1000 (approximately 4 pages)
Due Date Week 12, demonstrate during laboratory class and submit report on Moodle
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
Extension • If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School’s Administration Officer, on academic reception level. You must submit this application within three working days of the assessment due date. Further information is available at:
http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/specialconsiderationdeferment
Academic Misconduct
• Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.

Assignment 2 Specification
Business case study: Country Kitchen Classics Web User Interface
PREVIEW:
In this case study, you will design the classes that support the interface to the Country Kitchen Classics database (written in Java programming language). After your class design is completed, you are asked to provide implementation of your design as specified in the case study.
BACKGROUND:
Your cousin Alice and her business partner, Rachel, plan to sell quality, gourmet frozen meals over the Internet. Alice and Rachel had been studying the market and see a need for these meals, especially among the elderly and busy working families. Alice knows that you are proficient in Java programming and graphical user interface design. She hires you for the summer to help create this exciting business.
Alice envisions the business to include these parameter: customers, meals, orders and shipping costs.
o Customers will be ordering their meals via the Internet, so the business needs to track their name, shipping address, telephone number, credit card details and email address.
o Meals will be categorized by their unique ID number. Each meal has a name, specific price and description, and this information must also appear in the database.
o Orders details need to include the specific meal(s), quantities, customer and whether the order requires overnight shipping.
o Shipping costs includes two flat-rate costs: one for regular shipping and one for overnight shipping.
Alice wants web interface to accomplish certain tasks. First, she wants you to create Internet order form for ordering meals. (The form should show basic order headings, such as Order Number, Customer ID, Date and a check box to indicate whether the customer needs overnight delivery.) In a suborn, the order information required to order meals should include headings for Order Number, Meal ID and Quantity.
In addition, Alice, as an administrator, wants the following features as queries:
1) Potential customers might telephone the office and ask for more details about certain menu items. So, Alice would like the office staff to be able to make queries that will display the description and price of each meal.
2) Alice would also like an easy way to calculate the number of meals sold on a particular day. She would like to be able to input the date and see a list showing meals with highest to lowest sales. This information is to ensure adequate inventory in the future.
3) The shipping clerk needs to see which of today’s orders require overnight delivery so he can meet the pick-up deadline.
Finally, Alice requires you to create a daily report that lists each customer’s ID number, last name, their order, the dollar amount of the order, shipping cost and total order, which includes both meals and shipping costs.
Your report should provide detailed answers for the following questions.
Q1. Specify Use cases (minimum of six) for the design of Country Kitchen Classics Web User Interface specifying the actors. Provide possible scenarios (minimum of two) for each Use case. (Use UML notation)
Q2. Determine the classes that are required for the design (minimum of four classes). All classes need to be given a meaningful name.
Q3. Assign attributes for the classes specifying the datatype, the possible range of values (meaningful names should be given).
Q4. Provide the class declaration for three of the classes and a simple implementation of initialization of datatypes of the classes. And provide a display() method that outputs the datatypes to the console.
Marking criteria:
Section to be included in the report Description of the section Marks
Introduction Brief introduction to the reports on your case study exercises 2
Case study Q1 Use cases 12
Case study Q2 Selection of classes 10
Case study Q3 Attributes (datatypes) 10
Case study Q4 Implementations 10
Conclusions Write clear conclusion to the case study. 3
Demonstration Demonstration –
Reference style Follow IEEE reference style 3
Total 50

Marking Rubrics
Grades Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Introduction Concise and specific to the exercise Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
Case study 1 Concise and specific to the case study Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
Case study 2 Concise and specific to the case study Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
Case study 3 Concise and specific to the case study Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
Case study 4 Concise and specific to the case study Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
Conclusions All elements are present and very well integrated. Components present with good cohesive Components present and mostly well integrated Most components present Proposal lacks structure.
Demonstration Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments Consistency logical and convincing Mostly consistent logical and convincing Adequate cohesion and conviction Argument is confused and disjointed
IEEE Reference style Clear styles with excellent source of references. Clear referencing style Generally good referencing style Sometimes clear referencing style Lacks consistency with many errors

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Project: Organisational governance and risk management audit

Project: Organisational governance and risk management audit
In this assessment, you are asked to conduct a values and risk audit of an organisation with which you have had some association. It could be a large company, a family business, a school, a hospital, a not-for-profit organisation. It could be any organisation that provides a service or conducts any form of social activity that involves:
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1. Some form of statement about what it does and its commitments. This could be a company or organisational mission statement; or marketing material; or any document in which the organisation defines its commitment to abiding by the law, or certain moral codes, or specific cultural or communal commitments. In other words, anything that articulates what the company/organisation stands for with respect to governance and social responsibility. It might be as generic as saying, as Google does, “do no evil”, or as specific as BHP Billiton’s commitment to observing best practice in land remediation of spent mines;
2. Some level of financial management and accountability. This can be at a very high level for a large company, or very modest in a small family business. Either way, there has to be some level of financial or resource accountability, and some level of responsibility for what the organisation does in the conduct of its activities;
3. A recognised set of risks to the organisation’s well-being, or to the interest of its stakeholders, that are articulated in some way, whether in the form of an organisational risk management strategy, or some other less formal method of assessing and addressing organisational and/or stakeholder risks.
4. A defined set of services or products. That is, the organisation’s outputs – what it offers its client or customers;
5. A customer or client base. There must be some customer or client base for the audit to make sense, and this needs to be identified, namely, who the organisations serves or supplies.
6. Some level of management structure or identifiable managerial accountabilities responsible for organisational governance and risk assessment and management. For our purposes, an anarchic group of people just doing things for the sake of it to help others, or themselves, but with no formal structure, is not a suitable subject for this exercise. There must be some specific roles and accountabilities, even if poorly defined.
What you are asked to do is to conduct a mini-audit of the organisation that describes the above elements, analyses how well and appropriately the organisation manages its stated governance and risk management commitments, and provide a set of recommendations on how the organisation may enhance its governance and risk management performance.
Length and/ or format: 3000 words
Purpose: To assess your ability to apply concepts and practices relating to corporate governance and risk management to actual organizations.
This note is a reminder that the major Assessment for this unit, Assessment 3, is worth 50% of the total unit mark, and requires you to do some advance planning and preparation. I know that you are immersed in addressing Assessment 2. However, Assessment 3 is very hard to do in just a couple of weeks. It requires considerable time, reading, investigation and especially reflective thinking about you chosen case study.
In Assessment 3, you are asked to conduct a values commitment and risk management audit of an organisation with which you have had some association. It could be a large company, a family business, a school, a hospital, a not-for-profit organisation. It could be any organisation that provides a service or conducts any form of social activity that involves:
1 Some form of statement about what it does and its governance commitments. This could be a company or organisational mission statement; or marketing material; or any document in which the organisation defines its commitment to abiding by the law, or certain moral codes, or specific cultural or communal commitments. In other words, anything that articulates what the company/organisation stands for with respect to governance and social responsibility. It might be as generic as saying, as Google does, “do no evil”, or as specific as BHP Billiton’s commitment to observing best practice in land remediation of spent mines;
2 Some level of financial management and accountability. This can be at a very high level for a large company, or very modest in a small family business. Either way, there has to be some level of financial or resource accountability, and some level of responsibility for what the organisation does in the conduct of its activities;
3 A defined set of services or products. That is, the organisation’s outputs – what it offers its client or customers;
4 A customer or client base. There must be some customer or client base for the audit to make sense, and this needs to be identified, namely, who the organisations serves or supplies.
5 Some level of management structure or identifiable managerial accountabilities. For our purposes, an anarchic group of people just doing things for the sake of it to help others, or themselves, but with no formal structure, is not a suitable subject for this exercise. There must be some specific roles and accountabilities, even if poorly defined.
Note: you are NOT expected to conduct a full audit with detailed interviews and in-depth analyses of organizational documents.
What you are asked to do is a ‘mini-audit’ in which you select an organisation and:
1 Give an overview of the organisation – what it does and how it promotes itself to its shareholder (where relevant) and stakeholders, through official documents, policies, procedures, and advertising. Provide evidence in the form of attachments, but only important documents, or selections that make your point. Don’t go overboard with attachments and evidence; just enough to make your point, and no more.
2 Clearly state the ‘advertised’ values of the organisation – what it says it stands for. Where these are unclear, try to tease them out.
3 Describe the processes the organisation has in place that promote, monitor, review, action its value commitments and manage risk. Again, you can’t do everything, so be selective. In your general overview of the organisation’s value commitments, you can state that the organisation is committed to x, y and z, but focus only on z, for example. In other words, don’t be too ambitious. You don’t have much time to complete what could be quite a detailed exercise. So focus on something that is representative of the company’s values commitment (or otherwise!).
4 Review the history of the organisation over the recent past, say, 5 years. You don’t have to be rigid about this. If 10 years is a more appropriate frame of reference, then that’s fine. What you are looking for here is the extent to which the company has been true to its commitments. What evidence can you find one way or another? Remember, corporate governance and/or CSR undertakings are major value commitments of an organisation, and are absolutely central to this assessment.
5 If possible, interview a few key stakeholders for their views. This is not always possible, but may be very relevant in some circumstances. This is up to you. You do NOT have to interview anyone. But if you can, and if it is relevant, then this would be a good way to get more data on the organisation’s fulfilment or otherwise of its value commitments.
6 Draw some conclusions about the company’s integrity (more on this below) and view of risk and how it is to be managed. In other words, discuss what you have found. No need to be definitive, since this is only a mini-audit. But it can be indicative, and serve as the preliminary study for a much deeper investigation. In other words, this is ‘audit lite’, so to speak, in which you do a fairly quick and succinct review of an organisation to see if there is anything that would lead you to look more deeply.
7 You need to be specific about the things you find that indicate organisational integrity, and those that indicate organisational hypocrisy. You are not asked to solve the problems you find, but once you have identified key issues, discuss them in light of the key issues covered in the unit.
8 You do not have to provide heavy academic referencing, but where possible, draw on examples from the readings and unit guide, and any other sources that you believe to be relevant. Again, no need to go overboard. Just cite those sources and references that you have actually used; not a long list for the sake of impressing the marker – the opposite will be the case. You will get good marks for authenticity and sound analysis.
There is no specific template for the audit, because we wish to see what you come up with as an appropriate format for the sort of organisation you are auditing.

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