Colleen Boff and Catherine Cardwell2020
Chapter 11: The Evolution of the STEM Libraries at Florida State University, co-authored by Rachel Besara, MSU faculty member.
Institutions of higher education and academic libraries are not the traditional organizations they once were. They are subject to a variety of forces, including shifting and changing populations, technological changes, public demands for affordability and accountability, and changing approaches to research and learning. Academic libraries can no longer establish their excellence and ground their missions, visions, and strategic directions using the old means and methods.
Leading Change in Academic Libraries is a collection of 20 change stories authored by academic librarians from different types of four-year institutions. Librarians tell the story firsthand of how they managed major change in processes, functions, services, programs, or overall organizations using John Kotter’s Eight-Stage Process of Creating Major Change as a framework for examining change at their institutions, measuring their successes and areas for improvement, and determining progress.
Morgan 0. Clevenger and Cynthia J. MacGregor2019
Co-authored by Cynthia MacGregor, MSU faculty member.
This book further explores the behavior aspects of corporate-higher education inter-organizational relationships by culminating various theories and models addressing the space where U.S. corporations and American higher education intersect. Examples are provided regarding the attraction, motivations, and maintenance needed for higher education to create win-win relationships with businesses. This work offers a new approach to the corporate citizenship literature by providing a broad, holistic review of frameworks to understand the range of motives and expectations of corporate engagement in the American society as evidenced by inter-organizational relationships with higher education. By providing an insight to better design and to manage inter-organizational relationships, this book will prove invaluable to both higher education practitioners and corporations alike.
Steven 0. Willis and Allen Richards2018
Co-authored by Steven Willis, MSU faculty member.>/p> Conceived from the current political, social, economic, spiritual, and environmental issues of our times, Global Consciousness through the Arts: A Passport for Students and Teachers provides the tools for teachers and students to succeed in the 21st Century. It raises the consciousness of students and teachers to the critical challenges that confront us in the new human world and provide them a starting point from which they can be engaged in shaping their own destiny through the re-creation of the international community culture. Re-creating the international community will require not only consciousness in the issues and challenges, but also the passion that is associated with the innate human creativity through educating the whole person cognitively, aesthetically, physically, and spiritually for growth and achievement through the arts.
William B. Edgar, Rachel M. Besara, and James S. Baumlin2018
Edited by MSU faculty members William Edgar, Rachel Besara, and James Baumlin with contributions by other MSU faculty.
Lavishly illustrated, Living Ozarks: The Ecology and Culture of a Natural Place brings together essays, journal articles, book excerpts, and art/photo albums, all themed around the region’s heritage of nature and culture intertwined. Featured among the artwork are botanical drawings of S. Fred Prince, arguably the Ozarks’ first scientific illustrator; the “outsider art” of S. W. Mannon, one of the last “Shepherd of the Hills” pioneers (whose cabin is now an attraction at Silver Dollar City theme park); and internationally renowned photographer Jacek Fraczak. Readers familiar with the Ozarks’ tradition of nature writing will recognize many of the names anthologized, including Leonard Hall, Milton Rafferty, Robert Flanders, Werner O. Nagel, Robert K. Gilmore, and Dan Saults. Section topics include Defining the Ozarks, Eras of the Ozarks, Sustainability in the Ozarks, The Ozarks as Wilderness, and Experiencing the Ozarks.
W. Frank Moore, Mark Rogers, and Sean Sather-Wagstaff2018
With contributions by Mark Rogers, MSU faculty.
This textbook on combinatorial commutative algebra focuses on properties of monomial ideals in polynomial rings and their connections with other areas of mathematics such as combinatorics, electrical engineering, topology, geometry, and homological algebra. Aimed toward advanced undergraduate students and graduate students who have taken a basic course in abstract algebra that includes polynomial rings and ideals, this book serves as a core text for a course in combinatorial commutative algebra or as preparation for more advanced courses in the area. The text contains over 600 exercises to provide readers with a hands-on experience working with the material; the exercises include computations of specific examples and proofs of general results. Readers will receive a firsthand introduction to the computer algebra system Macaulay2 with tutorials and exercises for most sections of the text, preparing them for significant computational work in the area. Connections to non-monomial areas of abstract algebra, electrical engineering, combinatorics and other areas of mathematics are provided which give the reader a sense of how these ideas reach into other areas.
Kathleen 0. deMarrais, T. Jameson Brewer, Brigette A. Herron, and Jamie C. Atkinson2018
Co-authored by Jamie Atkinson, MSU faculty member.
In 1971, corporate lawyer and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell wrote a detailed memo that galvanized a small group of conservative philanthropists to create an organizational structure and fifty-year plan to alter the political landscape of the United States. Funded with significant “dark money,” the fruits of their labor are evident today in the current political context and sharp cultural divisions in society. Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance examines the ideologies behind the philanthropic efforts in education from the 1970s until today. Authors examine specific strategies philanthropists have used to impact both educational policy and practice in the U.S. as well as the legal and policy context in which these initiatives have thrived. The book, aimed for a broad audience of educators, provides a depth of knowledge of philanthropic funding as well as specific strategies to incite collective resistance to the current context of hyperaccountability, privatization of schooling at all levels, and attempts to move the U.S. further away from a commitment to the collective good.
D. Short, H. Becker, N. Cloud, and A. B. Hellman2018
Co-authored by A. B. Hellman, MSU faculty.
As the number of English learners around the world soars, so does the need for quality English language instruction. TESOL International Association has furthered its ELT leadership role by defining a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners. The 6 Principles will help you make informed decisions to improve English language instruction and assessment. These foundational principles are for all educators and are applicable across different educational settings.
Inside the book you'll find essential information on language development and second language acquisition and detailed explanations of each of The 6 Principles. Also included in the book are practical applications of The 6 Principles for your K-12 classroom, vignettes and examples from different contexts, a 6 Principles self-assessment, and ideas for building strong communities of practice. Gain access to informational videos, book discussion questions, and additional online resources for educators and educational personnel.
Victor H. Matthews2018
Authored by Victor Maththews, MSU faculty. Designed as a supplementary resource for students who have an interest in the ancient Near East and biblical history, this volume provides a basic introduction to the historical, archaeological, and socio-contextual aspects of ancient Israel during its early foundation period through the endof the monarchy in Judah. Victor Matthews integrates extra-biblical information on the physical realities of geo- and super-power politics, international and interregional movement of peoples, and the evolutionary process of complex states in the ancient Near East with information from biblicalnarratives in order to explore the development of ancient Israelites' identity, cultural traditions, and interactions with other major cultures. In particular, he examines aspects of everyday life in both village culture and urban settings as a key to the development of social, legal, and religioustraditions and practices. The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel features an easy to navigate format, non-technical language, and a series of informative insets that highlights important methodological concepts and comparative material.
Matthew 0. Kuiper2017
Authored by Matthew Kuiper, MSU faculty.
Da‘wa, a concept rooted in the scriptural and classical tradition of Islam, has been dramatically re-appropriated in modern times across the Muslim world. Championed by a variety of actors in diverse contexts, da‘wa –"inviting" to Islam, or Islamic missionary activity – has become central to the vocabulary of contemporary Islamic activism.>/p>
Da‘wa and Other Religions explores the modern resurgence of da‘wa through the lens of inter-religious relations and within the two horizons of Islamic history and modernity. Part I provides an account of da‘wa from the Qur’an to the present. It demonstrates the close relationship that has existed between da‘wa and inter-religious relations throughout Islamic history and sheds light on the diversity of da‘wa over time. The book also argues that Muslim communities in colonial and post-colonial India shed light on these themes with particular clarity. Part II, therefore, analyzes and juxtaposes two prominent da‘wa organizations to emerge from the Indian subcontinent in the past century: the Tablīghī Jamā‘at and the Islamic Research Foundation of Zakir Naik. By investigating the formative histories and inter-religious discourses of these movements, Part II elucidates the influential roles Indian Muslims have played in modern da‘wa.
David E. Rohall, Morten G. Ender, and Michael D. Matthews2017
Co-authored by David Rohall, MSU faculty.
The U.S. military can be thought of as a microcosm of American society, bringing in people from diverse backgrounds and history to defend one nation. Military leaders must address the same issues and concerns as those found in the civilian world, including exclusion, segregation, and discrimination. In some cases, the military has led the nation by creating policies of inclusion before civilian laws required them to do so. In other causes, the military has lagged behind the larger society. The goal of this book is to provide an overview of the ways in which diversity has been addressed in the military by providing information about particular forms of diversity including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexuality. Subject matter experts provide their insights into the roles that each of these groups have played in the U.S. armed services as well as the laws, rules, and regulations regarding their participation. Ultimately, the authors utilize this information as a way to better understand military diversity and the unique ways that individuals incorporate the military into their sense identity.
R. Tyler Morris2017
Authored by R. Tyler Morris, MSU faculty.
Integrative Anatomy Review provides readers with high-yield information while creating a dynamic working model. The text is based on an approach that begins with a discussion of essential concepts followed by select human cadaver views, concept maps, and synthesis exercises. Students work towards integrating even the most challenging information through retrieval-based learning.
Six regions of interest are studied in this edition, including the back, lower limbs, upper limbs, neck, head, and thorax. In collaboration with 4D Anatomy, the reader can gain access to an extensive library of prosected cadaver images to further supplement the text. Developed with the goal of giving readers access to a unique style of learning that maximizes their chances for success, Integrative Anatomy Review is well-suited to courses in undergraduate human anatomy. It is also an excellent supplemental text for health professional students.
Michael C. Braswell, Belinda R. McCarthy, and Bernard J. McCarthy2017
Co-authored by Blinda McCarthy and Benard McCarthy, MSU faculty.
Justice, Crime, and Ethics, a leading textbook in criminal justice programs, examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field. This ninth edition continues to deliver a broad scope of topics, focusing on law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, crime control policy, and philosophical issues. The book’s robust coverage encompasses contentious issues such as capital punishment, prison corruption, and the use of deception in police interrogation. The ninth edition includes new material on juvenile justice, corporate crime, and prosecutorial misconduct. The “Policy and Ethics” feature and new “Ethical Dilemma” feature added to most chapters illuminate the ethics of institutions as well as individuals. Students of criminal justice, as well as instructors and professionals in the field, continue to rely on this thorough, dependable resource on ethical decision making in the criminal justice system.
Victor H. Matthews2017
Authored by Victor Matthews, MSU faculty.
This volume provides a ""road map"" of four major Old Testament/Hebrew Bible themes: covenant, universalism, remnant, and wisdom. Each theme draws on specific examples from the biblical text and ancient Near Eastern literature. The themes demonstrate how ancient Israel developed a distinct identity during its various phases from the formation of the monarchy to the post-exilic period.
Shawn T. Wahl, Mark Butland, and Leann Brazeal2017
Co-authored by Shawn Whal and Leann Brazeal, MSU faculty.
By providing students theory and practical skills, Public Speaking: Essentials for Excellence prepares students to become effective public speakers in various speaking situations they may encounter in their lives (business presentations, tributes, eulogies, commencement addresses, small group, and more).
Public Speaking: Essentials for Excellence clarifies concepts in three parts:
- Public Speaking in Our Lives
- Preparing and Presenting Your Speech
- Types of Public Speaking
The Jewish Reform Movement in the U.S.: The Evolution of the Non-Liturgical Parts of the Central Conference of American Rabbis Haggadah
Mara W. Cohen-Ioannides2017
Authored by Mara Cohen-Ioannieds, MSU faculty.
This volume examines the development of the non-liturgical parts of the Central Conference of American Rabbis' Haggadot. Through an understanding of the changes in American Jewish educational patterns and the CCAR's theology, it explores how the CCAR Haggadah was changed over time to address the needs of the constituency. While there have been many studies of the Haggadah and its development over the course of Jewish history, there has been no such study of the non-liturgical parts of the Haggadah that reflect the needs of the audience it reaches. How the CCAR, the first and largest of American-born Judaisms, addressed the changing needs of its members through its literature for the Passover Seder reveals much about the development of the movement. This in turn provides for the readers of this book an understanding of how American Judaism has developed.