BIS 320 Week 1 DQ 2
December 24, 2015 | By sumathi024 |
Post a 200-300-word response to the following discussion question by clicking on Reply. Is open-source software a viable solution? Why or why not? Use the terminology of closed source, source code, and machine code. Explain why open source could be a legitimate alternative but may not be appropriate for a specific application, such as a payroll application
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Resources: Policy Implementation Paper from Week Two, Internet, University Library -Evaluate the program chosen for the Policy Implementation Paper due in Week Two, summarize the information to date, and develop a recommendation for modifying the program based on program policy evaluation. -Write a 350- to 700-word executive decision memorandum directly addressing the problems with the program that the Learning Team has identified. -Format your paper according to APA standards.
Resources: University Library, Internet -Select a federal, state, local, or not-for-profit program that has been changed based on feedback and evaluation. -Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe the following: -The internal and external feedback mechanisms -The information generated from the feedback -How the program has been changed as a result of the evaluation -Format your paper according to APA standards.
Describe a situation where a change is warranted based on feedback but is impractical because of realistic considerations. What are the implications of this scenario?
Resources: Program chosen for Policy Implementation Paper from Week Two. -Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you complete the following: -Analyze the theories and approaches of policy evaluation. -Identify the policy evaluation theory that would be most appropriate for determining the effectiveness of your selected program. -Identify obstacles and constraints to the evaluation of this program. -Format your paper according to APA standards.
Resources: Electronic Reserve Readings, Internet, University Library -Locate at least two articles that demonstrate different methods of public policy evaluation. -Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing and contrasting the methods in the selected articles. Include the following in your paper: -A description of the evaluation methods -The factors that affected the policy evaluations -The conclusions that were reached -Format your paper according to APA guidelines.
What are some positive and negative impacts of policy evaluation on programs? Why do negative evaluations not always result in decreased funding for ineffective programs?
What is the relative importance of feedback from both internal and external sources? How does feedback from external constituents affect policy implementation?
Resources: Implementing and Evaluating Public Policy Simulation, student Web page, Internet -Complete the Implementing and Evaluating Public Policy simulation located on the student Web page for this course. -Write a 350-word summary answering the following questions: -Why might the balancing presence of powerful interest groups against lobbyists make certain that policy is ultimately acceptable to all stakeholders? -Can continual fine-tuning and iterations during policy implementation make the policy implementer lose sight of the initial problem? -What are the implications of terminating a policy or program being implemented in your neighborhood?
Resources: University Library, Internet -Assume you are the mayor of a small rural town and have received a large federal grant to fund a daycare program for unwed teenage others. The intent of the mandated program is to allow these mothers to continue their education. -Write a 350- to 700-word memo to the town council in which you: -Outline the implementation of the program. -Identify two groups who support the program and two groups who oppose the program. -Discuss how you plan to address the concerns of those groups who oppose the program. -Identify the person or organization who will be designated to implement this program and why.
Which evaluation theory provides developers and implementers the best insight into appropriate implementation revisions? Why? When would you use a formative evaluation? When would you use a summative evaluation?
How can evaluators use feedback to further their own agendas? How can media involvement help or hinder the evaluation process? What are some of the reasons evaluation research has minimal influence on programs? Why is it difficult to change or terminate a program?
Resources: University Library, Internet -Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper identifying a current issue that demonstrates a disconnect between the development of a policy and its implementation. In the early 1990s, for example, Congress mandated state and local governments add 100,000 new police officers but did not provide long-term funding for these officers. In your paper, identify the specific obstacles and constraints that generated the disconnect in your selected issue. -Format your paper according to APA standards.
How do you measure political influence? What are the advantages and disadvantages of political influence? Is the shaping of public opinion by external influences good or bad for effective policy implementation? Why or why not?
What policies or programs might be appropriate for implementation by not-for-profit or community organizations? What might be the influence of effective implementation if it were directed at a federal level instead of a state or local level? Is it a good idea to shift power from the federal government to states and localities? Why or why not?
What is an effective approach in identifying key actors in the implementation process? How do the media and constituents together advocate the revisions of programs and policies and shape public opinion?