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Jones, George H. – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Despite efforts made over the past few years to improve upon the way introductory economics is taught, these efforts have unfortunately done very little to change student perception of economics as a dry, difficult and boring subject. Since the introductory economics course for many nonmajors may be their only economics course in college, it is…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Humor
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Miller, William F.; Thalacker, Brenda L. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, sponsored by the IRS, offers free tax services for individuals with low-to-moderate incomes, the elderly, disabled and/or those who lack English language proficiency. Although established by the IRS in 1969, it is administered by partnering community based volunteer organizations throughout U.S.,…
Descriptors: Taxes, Public Agencies, Accounting, Universities
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Brooks, Rochelle – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
In today's organizations, ethical challenges relate to areas like fraud, right to privacy for consumers, social responsibility, and trade restrictions. For Information Technology (IT) specifically, these can translate to considerations on how technology is used to violate people's privacy, how automation leads to job reductions, or how management…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Influence of Technology
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Weber, Curt M.; Roy, Sharon – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
One of the challenges in higher education is leading students in the application of information from one course to learning material in subsequent coursework. The authors have devised a joint project for courses in Logistics and Administrative Law to assist students in correlation of material in courses of two business majors, with emphasis on…
Descriptors: Sustainability, International Trade, Interdisciplinary Approach, Correlation