From audience analysis to giving a presentation, Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking will guide students through the speech making process. The authors focus on the process of speech making because they have created this book to be a user-friendly guide to creating, researching, and presenting public speeches. While both classic and current academic research in public speaking guide this book, the authors believe that a new textbook in public speaking should first, and foremost, be a practical book that helps students prepare and deliver a variety of different types of speeches — and that is the primary goal of this book.
Fundamental Methods of Logic is suitable for a one-semester introduction to logic/critical reasoning course. It covers a variety of topics at an introductory level. Chapter One introduces basic notions, such as arguments and explanations, validity and soundness, deductive and inductive reasoning; it also covers basic analytical techniques, such as distinguishing premises from conclusions and diagramming arguments. Chapter Two discusses informal logical fallacies. Chapters Three and Four concern deductive logic, introducing the basics of Aristotelian and Sentential Logic, respectively. Chapter Five deals with analogical and causal reasoning, including a discussion of Mill's Methods. Chapter Six covers basic probability calculations, Bayesian inference, fundamental statistical concepts and techniques, and common statistical fallacies.
Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know. It starts “at the beginning” and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in financial management.
This textbook and its accompanying spreadsheet templates were designed with and for students wanting a practical and easy-to-follow guide for developing a business plan. It follows a unique format that both explains what to do and demonstrates how to do it.
Since August 2012, Active Calculus has been available as a free, open-source calculus text. I undertook the project to provide an activity-driven text in a format that is freely accessible to students. In 2015, behind Steve Schlicker's lead authorship, we released a third semester of content with the multivariable edition.
The 2017 edition of the single variable text is now available in an HTML version, thanks to Rob Beezer's Mathbook XML. A corresponding 2017 PDF version of the text is forthcoming by the end of August 2017. As noted at the links and images above, the 2016 version of the text will remain available in the original format going forward; the year and cover image will distinguish the two versions.
Active Calculus is being used by a growing number of faculty and has been formally adopted at Carroll College, Green Mountain College, Nevada State College, Scottsdale Community College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and the University of Northern Colorado, among others. The Carroll faculty have made some nice additions to the text and have some ancillaries to offer, including a Chapter 0 precalculus review, and clicker questions for the entire text, plus a couple of additional sections on modeling with difference equations.