Author: Taylor Massey - Managing Editor

Phi Theta Kappa’s Golden Opportunity Scholarship

The Golden Opportunity Scholarship is the Society’s first to help prospective members cover the cost of the one-time membership fee for those who can’t otherwise afford it, giving more students access to the life-changing benefits that come with Phi Theta Kappa membership. Three hundred scholarships will be granted through the generosity of Phi Theta Kappa members, advisors, alumni, corporate donors and friends. We’re pleased to share that Cengage has committed $12,000 to support Phi Theta Kappa’s newest scholarship program, which will put membership in reach for more community college students across the country. “While Phi Theta Kappa members have Read More…


Webinar: Get Your Students to Listen to Music and Not Just Hear It with MindTap

Webinar: Get Your Students to Listen to Music and Not Just Hear It with MindTap
Facilitated by:
Jillian Borden, Marketing Manager, Cengage Learning
Date Recorded: 4/2/2015 Listen in on an interactive webinar on Music Appreciation in the modern classroom. We’ll explore MindTap, the online critical listening program designed to bring musical forms throughout history and cultures to life, all while seamlessly allowing you to integrate your own course materials into vetted instructional content. Please join us for this brief walkthrough and discussion about MindTap for Music Appreciation, now available for the new editions of The Essential Listening Read More…


Cengage Supports Recovery and Student Success in Flood Damaged Louisiana

In August, Louisiana saw record rainfall, receiving over two feet of rain in 48 hours. Widespread flooding damaged countless homes and businesses including the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) Apprentice Training School in Baton Rouge. The school suffered major damage, including lost classroom furniture and supplies, and is now facing significant repairs and reconstruction. Among the supplies lost were 50 copies of plumbing textbooks co-developed by Cengage and the PHCC Educational Foundation. Needing to replace the books quickly but faced with considerable repair costs, the PHCC Educational Foundation, a partnership organization helping contractors meet the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace, Read More…


Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8E and MindTap

Webinar: Exploring Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Edition and MindTap
Facilitated by: The Cengage Learning Music Team
Date Recorded: 10/26/2015 The Music team at Cengage Learning is thrilled to take you on a virtual tour of the newly added content, features, and updates in the current editions of Wright’s Listening to Music and Listening to Western Music, 8th Editions. We’ll also explore how MindTap – the premier digital solution for Music Appreciation that gets your students to listen to music and not just hear it – helps elevate thinking, promote better outcomes, and make Read More…


Author Insights: A Concise Introduction to Logic

Dear Instructor, When I began work on the first edition of A Concise Introduction to Logic 37 years ago, I envisioned a textbook that would cover the basics of logic in a readily comprehensible and easily accessible fashion. I wanted to produce a text that I would enjoy using in my own classes. For the first draft, I relied, of necessity, on my own inevitably limited experience teaching logic. But since that time, I received literally thousands of comments and suggestions for revision from instructors using the book. Over subsequent editions, I incorporated into the text a great many of these suggestions. The end Read More…


Gardner’s Art through the Ages and Google Earth – An Engaging Combination

Gardner’s Art through the Ages and Google Earth – An Engaging Combination
Facilitated by:
Fred S. Kleiner, Ph.D., Boston University
Date Recorded: 2/20/2015 Join us for a free webinar with Fred Kleiner, award-winning author of Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 15e. Learn how to boost engagement and interest in your course with help from Google Earth, an integrated part of MindTap for Art History. Now, instead of just showing students relevant examples of art and architecture, you can take them to the exact place each work was created. Journey with Fred as he demonstrates how he has used Read More…


Webinar: Explore Art Globally and Thematically with Cengage

» Webinar:  Explore Art Globally and Thematically with Cengage
Facilitated by:
Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier
Date Recorded: 4/3/2015 Hear Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier, authors of Exploring Art, 5th Edition, as they discuss the advantages of teaching art appreciation globally and thematically. Then, learn how to boost engagement and excitement in your art appreciation course with help from MindTap the interactive, customizable, and online teaching and learning solution developed to further give students an appreciation for artworks and art styles across time and across the globe.

About the presenters

Margaret Lazzari is an art critic and writer whose Read More…


Accounting Instructors’ Report, Summer 2016: Table of Contents

The following articles are featured in the SUMMER 2016 issue of the Accounting Instructors’ Report: TRENDS
Guidelines for Writing Multiple-Choice Items
Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA ARTICLES
The Integration Of Fraud Examination Concepts Into Introductory Accounting Courses
Phyllis Belak, CPA, CFE
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Lori Fuller, Ph.D., CPA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Kevin Flynn, Ph.D., CPA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Accounting Teams: Are Peer Evaluations Too Generous?
Laura Rickett, Ph.D., C.P.A.
Cleveland State University
Deborah Smith, Ph.D., C.P.A.
Cleveland State University TEACHING TECHNIQUES
Teaching Aid-Exploring Accounting and Reporting Alternative for the Inventory LCM Procedure
Kennard Read More…


AIR Summer 2016 Needles Trends

“Today, most first-year accounting teachers rely on the electronic test banks provided by publishers rather than making up their own examinations. How do we know how good these questions are? Most of us do not ask. But it is an important question. My recommendation is to apply the criteria below to a sample of questions from the publishers test bank. This article is from the Accounting Instructor’s Resource, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.” Author: Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA, DePaul University

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Teaching Aid-Exploring Accounting and Reporting Alternative for the Inventory LCM Procedure

“There are many interesting theoretical and practical issues surrounding the application of the lower of cost or market (LCM) procedure in the valuation of inventories. These issues include the mechanics of recording the reduction in inventory value and the presentation of the effect in the financial statements. The purpose of this paper is to explore these issues in greater depth than is typically done in most intermediate accounting textbooks. In addition, an Excel spreadsheet is provided which can be used to help the student understand the issues involved. This article is from the Accounting Instructor’s Resource, an electronic journal Read More…