UNV 504 GRAND CANYON ALL WEEK DISCUSSIONS
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UNV 504 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
Topic 1 reviews some of the major differences between undergraduate and graduate studies. How do you think your graduate educational experience will differ from your undergraduate experience? How would you describe a graduate learning community? What are the key components of a learning community and how might a graduate learning community differ from an undergraduate learning community?
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
This topic discussed the importance of communication. One of the goals of GCU is to help you to effectively communicate throughout your life. Access and review the “Communication Tool.” Why is it important to communicate effectively with others? How will effective communication help students in their academic career? Give examples. Why do you think GCU emphasizes quality discussion posts and proper etiquette in the Discussion Forums?
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 3
Read the GCU Doctrinal Statement, Four Pillars, and Christian Worldview at the following links:
GCU Doctrinal Statement:.gcu.edu/About-Us/Doctrinal-Statement.php”>http://www.gcu.edu/About-Us/Doctrinal-Statement.php Christian Worldview:.gcu.edu/
How do you think GCU’s Christian heritage makes the GCU academic experience different than the experience at a non-faith-based university? What value might this difference add to your educational experience?
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
Find a scholarly article in the GCU Library. Copy an excerpt from the article that is at least 4-5 sentences long. Post the excerpt as your initial Discussion Forum post with your paraphrase of this excerpt directly underneath using appropriate APA paraphrased citations. Use the link below to assist you. Review your peers’ paraphrasing and comment on at least two posts regarding what they did well, and what they could work on for a better paraphrase.
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
Why is it important to critically analyze sources? Why are scholarly sources more appropriate for academic research?
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 3
Read the “Academic Integrity Scenarios” at.gcu.edu/Academics/Academic-Integrity/Academic-Integrity-Scenarios.php”>http://www.gcu.edu/Academics/Academic-Integrity/Academic-Integrity-Scenarios.php. As you read them, think about how these types of situations might arise in your academic career. How does academic dishonesty undermine the purpose of graduate school?
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
Colleen Barrett is the former president of Southwest Airlines. She is a proponent of servant leadership and provides a case study of servant leadership in “Southwest Airlines’ Colleen Barrett on ‘Servant Leadership’” and “Servant Leadership.”
Describe the ways Southwest Airlines uses servant leadership. What did you learn about servant leadership from the video? In what ways will you apply servant leadership in your field?
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
Dr. Clayton Christensen is a Harvard Business School professor, cancer survivor, man of faith, and expert on innovation. As a servant leader, he challenges his students to take a serious look at their lives, relationships, and priorities.
Refer to “How Will You Measure Your Life?” What was the best piece of advice he gave? How will his recommendations help you in your career and personal life? How will you apply these suggestions in your life and career?
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 3
Microsoft Excel is a common learning tool in graduate courses. Refer to “Excel Tutorial Links.” If you are unfamiliar with an Excel task, select the corresponding Excel concept video. Learn something new about using Excel and report in the forum on at least three lessons learned from the videos.
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
After reading “Disruptive Innovation in Health Care Delivery: A Framework For Business-Model Innovation,” describe the process of disruptive innovation. In what ways does disruptive innovation occur? Provide examples of disruptive innovation in the marketplace.
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
Refer to “Entrepreneurship Versus Intrapreneurship” and answer the following questions. What is entrepreneurship? In what ways are entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship similar? In what ways are they different? Explain which of these options seems most advantageous to you in your career and why.
UNV 504 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 3
After reflecting on what you have learned in this course, write a post (250-500 words) in which you address the following:
- Describe your academic background.
- Why did you choose graduate studies at GCU’s College of Business?
- What is your chosen program of study?
- How is this program going to help you reach your goals, what support do you have to help you reach your goals, what are your strength and weaknesses pertaining to graduate school, and how you will overcome your weaknesses?