Guidelines for each week’s discussions: The initial discussion response must be posted by Thursday of each week or points will be deducted. The initial discussion question response is worth 25 points and each student reply is worth 12.5 points, up to a maximum of 50 points for the assignment. There is no late penalty for discussion posts; deadlines must be met or points are not awarded. Discussion threads are locked after the due date and you will not be able to post. Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to classmates or your faculty member.
Weekly guidelines continued – Discussion posts are not copy-and-paste assignments. You are expected to provide information gathered from scholarly and public domain sources and present your analysis of the information. APA style references are preferred and directly quoted information must be cited according to APA guidelines.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Consider the policy started in 2018 that separated thousands of migrant children from their parents when they crossed the southern border. What kinds of policies are acceptable and unacceptable in the United States? How should moral arguments be weighed in such decisions? How might one define what is moral and what is not?
Think of an example where you have seen a policy change.
- What forces drove this change?
- Was it because an evaluation showed that something was not working correctly? If so, what information was brought to bear to argue for the change?
- Was it mainly political?
- What was altered in the political process to make the change?
PLEASE BEWARE IN WORKING THE NEXT SIX WEEKS ASSIGNMENTS: PER INSTRCTOR:
I take plagiarism very seriously and WILL report any student who I suspect plagiarized either a paper or a discussion post to the university’s Academic Review Team. If reported, you will receive a zero on the assignment. Please be aware that I run EVERY assignment through the Universityâ€™s plagiarism checker, along with other sources. Even though you have access to the same tool, when I run assignments, any use of papers from other students is identified as well. Using your own previously submitted assignments or substantial portions thereof also constitutes plagiarism; this is known as â€œdovetailingâ€ or self-plagiarism.
Please review the Universityâ€™s Student Code of Academic Integrity at this link: Student Code of Academic Integrity. The use of a paraphrase generator or â€œword spinnerâ€ is expressly prohibited and is considered plagiarism, as it is a means to disguise copied material. In addition, papers suspected of being generated by Artificial Intelligence will be forwarded to conduct resolutions for examination. If plagiarism is suspected in an assignment, the assignment will not be graded, a score of zero will be recorded for that assignment, and a violation of the student code of academic conduct will be submitted to the university. Be aware that collaborating with other students on an individual assignment may result in material being substantially similar to plagiarism checkers and can trigger a review. Do not rely on the SafeAssign plagiarism checker to determine whether or not you have plagiarized material. This tool is not infallible and If I discover plagiarized material with tools other than SafeAssign, I will report the suspected plagiarism to the university’s Academic Review Team. You know where your information comes from; the safest way to avoid plagiarism is to not copy someone else’s material.
Class, in other courses that are heavily dependent on empirical research, I enforce a specific rule for resource information. Typically, I require that sources be no older than 10 years (five years is sometimes used). The reason for this rule is that information becomes “stale” over time, and what was true 10 years ago may not be true today. I do not have the rule for this class, as the assignments do not rely so much on specific source information. Even so, using outdated information can result in incorrect or misleading facts. Please weigh the use of dated information with the relevancy of contemporary circumstances.
Please do your best!