Sample list of new materials added to the Southwest Tech Library (Fall 2014)
Agribusiness Supply Chain Management Chandrasekaran, N. - 2014
The agribusiness supply chain includes a number of processes such as supply management, production management, and demand management to customers through a competitive distribution channel. Each step of the way can be plagued with issues such as diversity of production and demand, bulkiness of produce, perishability, and seasonality. Highlighting the complexity and importance of supply chain management within businesses handling agricultural products, Agribusiness Supply Chain Management addresses issues that help readers systematically approach decision making in the agribusiness sector.
Extraordinary Tax Career - Iannone, Paul N. - 2014
In Extraordinary Tax Career, the author will share his own extraordinary and diverse career path that has given him a unique perspective on the tax profession. His perspective and experiences will provide valuable learning and inspiration to both aspiring and experienced tax professionals alike. He will explore topics such as: Identifying the essential skills for success ... Assessing the value of post-undergraduate education ... Secrets for working with recruiters ... Special advice for the student ... Special advice for the seasoned or mature tax professional ... Defining the important role of the tax manager ... Recovering emotionally from mistakes made on the job ... The good and the not so good aspects of making partner ... Preparing to start your own practice ... Extraordinary Tax Career is designed to make a difference in the lives of all tax professionals and to improve the quality of the tax professional industry. It was written with you in mind.
Make Early Learning Standards Come Alive - Gronlund, Gaye – 2014
In this book you'll find tools to communicate exactly how you are addressing children's learning as you plan for cognitive and foundational skill development, as well as suggestions to assess children's progress. Easy-to-read charts present information about each major content area or area of development and descriptions of what those standards might look like in classrooms. The charts also suggest activities and interactions to support a child as he or she makes the first attempts toward the standard, progresses toward it, and finally accomplishes the standard.
Motivating and Retaining Online Students – Lehman, Rosemary M. - 2014
Designed for instructors and instructional designers, Motivating and Retaining Online Students is filled with empirical research from the authors' study of motivation and retention strategies that can reduce online learner dropout. Focusing on the most important issues instructors face, such as course design; student engagement and motivation; and institutional, instructional, and informal student support strategies, the book provides effective online strategies that help minimize student dropout, increase student retention, and support student learning.
How to Develop a Professional Portfolio – Campbell, Dorothy M. - 2014
Clearly written with ample real-life examples throughout, the text is simple enough to use without outside help so that novice and experienced teachers alike can independently create a portfolio that showcases their strengths in each of the InTASC standards. The most concise and applicable teaching portfolio development text around, How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers, Sixth Edition, gently guides its audience–whether student teachers, new teachers, tenured teachers, and even master teachers– to a greater understanding and success in creating a professional portfolio to the best of one's abilities, showcasing each individual's talents and contributions in the most professional and unique of ways.
Fundamentals of Nursing Test Success – 2014
This method offers a unique study opportunity that integrates all fundamental concepts and skills application with practice and professional role responsibilities. The patient care content areas that are needed for NCLEX-RN success—safe and effective care, health promotion, physiological and psychological integrity—are interwoven into an engaging format. References at the end of each chapter provide guidance for additional study as needed. Electronic and web resources provide quick access to valuable web-delivered information that will be useful in a clinical setting. eBook versions of this text will take the reader directly to the web resource.
Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator – Whittmann-Price - 2014
This all-inclusive text on teaching in nursing is by one of the pre-eminent nurse educators in the United States: Dr. Marilyn Oermann. The only book to focus on the full academic role, it is designed to provide graduate-level nursing students with all of the competencies essential for effective teaching. This evidence-based text encompasses both theoretical and practical information and includes content on teaching and learning, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development, using technology, teaching in simulation, learning lab and online courses, models for clinical teaching, scholarship and evidence-based education, and other components of the educator role
Expiration Day - Powell, William - 2014
Tania Deeley has always been told that she's a rarity: a human child in a world where most children are sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation. When a decline in global fertility ensued, it was the creation of these near-perfect human copies called teknoids that helped to prevent the utter collapse of society. Though she has always been aware of the existence of teknoids, it is not until her first day at The Lady Maud High School for Girls that Tania realizes that her best friend, Siân, may be one. Returning home from the summer holiday, she is shocked by how much Siân has changed. Is it possible that these changes were engineered by Oxted? And if Siân could be a teknoid, how many others in Tania's life are not real?
Save the Date - Andrews, Mary Kay - 2014
A savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
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