Handbook for faculty members interested in pursuing action research in their classrooms. Action research is defined here as "research designed and conducted by instructors with the goal of examining teaching and learning in their own classrooms and improving their individual practice." This handbook is used as part of the COD Faculty Professional Development program’s Reading Seminar and Action Research Course
This book guides students through the process of exploring career pathways and building professional skills. Also contains specific information about resources available to students at the College of DuPage.
This book addresses academic and interpersonal skills for student success in college. It is written for students at the College of DuPage.
This resource is a supplement to the Computers & Criminal Justice course offered by the Justice Studies Department at the College of DuPage.
Dynamics of Group Communication offers a practical introduction to the theory and practice of group communication, with an emphasis on real world applications to develop an awareness, understanding, and skills to effectively participate as a productive group member. Through a clear and concise approach to group decision-making and dynamics in teams and leadership, students are presented with the tools needed to create plans, find solutions to problems, produce goods or deliver services, and evaluate their performance through self and peer assessments. This book was primarily compiled from resources archived by authors of previous OER online publications around group communication. I revised and added to these resources as I saw fit in order to adapt this book for use in our curriculum.
Communication has been called the most practical of the academic disciplines. Even the most theoretical and philosophical communication scholars are also practitioners of communication, and even though you have likely never taken another communication studies class, you have a lifetime of experience communicating. This experiential knowledge provides a useful foundation and a starting point from which you can build the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to become a more competent and ethical communicator. I always inform my students that I consider them communication scholars while they are taking my class, and I am pleased to welcome you to the start of your communication studies journey. Whether you stay on this path for a semester or for much longer, studying communication has the potential to enrich your life in many ways.
This book addresses all aspects of small business entrepreneurship in the food industry. Also contains specific information about resources available to students at the College of DuPage.
In this book, we want to bring to life the core concepts at the heart of addiction. You may have friends or family members struggling with an addiction, or you yourself may have problems with addiction. You might be interested in working to help people in recovery, or you are simply curious to know more about this issue. Whatever the case, this book will introduce key terminology and research to help you define, discuss, diagnose, and deal with this problem.
This book covers interpersonal skills for life and work for college students on the Autism spectrum.
This textbook is an introduction to psychology and intends to highlight the relevance of psychology in students' lives. It was created for the course Psych 1100 - Introduction to Psychology at the College of DuPage.
This textbook is an introduction to Psychology. It covers how psychologists think, principles of memory, learning, and thinking; human nature, human development, the social world, and wellbeing.
An anthology of works in the public domain which provides a rich and varied collection of works for novice book critics to develop their skills as reviewers. A distinctive feature of this anthology is that public domain audio-recordings of most books in this collection are available for listening at Librivox.org.
In essay format, this textbook considers examples of various sub-categories of Geography in combination with five regions of the Western World.