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Getting Down to Business: A Handbook for Faculty Who Teach Business
Are you teaching business courses or plan to teach business courses soon? Whether you are teaching business courses in a traditional classroom or online, you need specific tools and strategies to become effective with your instructional practice. This is why Dr. Johnson has written his book, Getting Down to Business: A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Who Teach Business.
Regardless of the business discipline in which you teach, Getting Down to Business supports and enhances the instructional practices of teaching faculty. Dr. J shares tips, tools, techniques and adult learning theories to help new and experienced faculty effectively facilitate classes, engage with their course materials in more meaningful ways, and design business courses that integrate active learning strategies and improve student success. From transformational learning and rubrics to student motivation and effective facilitation techniques, Getting Down to Business will help faculty have more fun in classroom and sharpen their teaching skills.
What follows is the Table of Contents.
CHAPTER 1—TEACHING BUSINESS: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
CHAPTER 2—ALL ABOUT ADULT STUDENTS
CHAPTER 3—STUDENT ENGAGEMENT—WHY IT MATTERS
CHAPTER 4—EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING ADULTS
CHAPTER 5—COMMUNICATING WITH STUDENTS
CHAPTER 6—CLASSROOM TEACHING TECHNIQUES
CHAPTER 7—PREPARING FOR THE FIRST CLASS
CHAPTER 8—TEACHING LARGE CLASSES
CHAPTER 9—BUSINESS STUDENTS AND WRITING
CHAPTER 10—TESTS, TESTING AND ASSIGNING GRADES
CHAPTER 11—TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 12—TEACHING ONLINE
Getting Down to Business was an addition to The Part-Time Press catalog of best-selling professional development books for faculty. Part-Time Press books are used in thousands of faculty development programs throughout North America.
What Customers Say About This Book
“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Getting Down to Business is an impressively informed and informative book. Of special note is a section devoted to ‘Helpful Tips’ contributed by eleven other experts. Enhanced with the inclusion of a series of Figures, a Glossary, and an Index, Getting Down to Business is a unique and highly recommended addition to the faculty member’s bookshelf, college and university library Business Education collections in general, and corporate business education supplemental studies reading lists in particular.” – Midwest Book Review
“Great tips in a concise format!”— Amazon.com review
“Very Useful Book. I teach undergraduate business courses at a 4-year college and I bought this book. The writing is lively and engaging and the tips/suggestions were very helpful – particularly the chapter on business students and writing. I would recommend this book to instructors who teach undergraduate business courses and who are looking to improve their course delivery.”—Wm. F. French
“Getting Down to Business is written in a lively and interesting style. It is packed with excellent recommendations and is a must-have for the adjunct faculty member teaching business....”—B. Sturgess
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About Dr. Johnson
Dr. Bruce A. Johnson is an inspirational author, writer, and teacher.
Dr. Johnson's career has involved helping others learn, including people and organizations. His roles have included Manager of Training and Development, Human Performance Improvement Consultant, Online Instructor, Career Coach, Curriculum Developer, Manager of Faculty Development, and Chief Academic Officer.
Since 2005, Dr. J has specialized in distance learning, adult education, faculty development, online teaching, career management, career development, and human performance improvement. He has a Ph.D. in Postsecondary and Adult Education, a Certificate in Training and Performance Improvement, and a Master of Business Administration, MBA. Presently Dr. J is a Core Faculty member for one of the premiere online universities.
As a scholar practitioner, Dr. J was published in a scholarly journal and he has been a featured presenter at an international distance learning conference. He has also published books, eBooks, and over 200 online articles about adult learning, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development, helping to fulfill his life's mission to teach, mentor, write, and inspire others.
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