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Human Genetics

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): nikitin

Subject(s): Genetics (non-medical), Biology, life sciences

Institution(s): Grand Valley State University

Last updated: 09/06/2024

This textbook was developed as part of the Accelerating Open Educational Resources Initiative at Grand Valley State University, with support from the University Libraries and the President’s Innovation Fund.

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Social Progress and Social Problems

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): A. Buday

Last updated: 23/01/2024

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Interprofessional Education Lab Manual And Workbook

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Geraldine Terry

Last updated: 06/10/2023

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Teaching Early and Elementary Science

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Alissa A. Lange, Laura Robertson, Jamie Price, Amie Craven, Ellen Schiller

Subject(s): Teaching skills and techniques

Last updated: 06/10/2023

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Business Communication for Success: GVSU Edition

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): [Author removed at request of original publisher], Mark Schaub, Jennifer Eckert, Anessa Fehsenfeld, Rhonda R. Hoffman, Adam Krusniak, Tami McCoy, Rachel Jean Norman, Julian Toscano

Publisher: Grand Valley State University Libraries

Last updated: 07/09/2022

About the GVSU Edition

This text is an adaption of Business Communication for Success, an open textbook produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing in 2015.

Chapters 9, 18, and 20 of Business Communication for Success: GVSU Edition were revised and rewritten by student authors in 2017, as part of a course in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University. All other chapters retain the content and formatting of previous editions.

Note about the 2015 edition:

Business Communication for Success is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.

This adaptation reformatted the original text, and replaced some images and figures to make the resulting whole more shareable. The 2015 adaptation did not significantly alter or update the original 2010 text.

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Reference Notes for Palliative Care Consultation

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Robert F. Johnson MD, MEd

Subject(s): Nursing

Institution(s): Grand Valley State University

Publisher: Grand Valley State University Libraries

Last updated: 07/09/2022

The interprofessional health care specialty of palliative care employs holistic evaluation and person-centered communication in the care of people with life-threatening illness. Palliative care clinicians are consulted for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Symptom assessment and management
  • Assistance with making difficult decisions about continued use or withdrawal of life-sustaining interventions
  • Communication for planning the most appropriate care setting to meet person/family goals for end-of-life care
  • Assessment of suitability and eligibility for hospice care

This resource is a compilation of previously published documents and tools useful to palliative care clinicians in preparing for and conduction these consultations. In addition, it can be a reference for students and clinical trainees doing course work, analyzing case studies, or simulating clinical communication scenarios. The materials are indexed for easy retrieval, referenced to acknowledge sources and allow further exploration, and organized into the following categories:

  • Palliative Care Definitions/Domains/Dimensions
  • Communication
  • Symptom Assessment
  • Functional Status Evaluation
  • Prognostication
  • End-of-Life Assessment and Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Hospice Eligibility Criteria
  • Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Interventions
  • Pediatric End-of-Life Issues
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Innovative Lesson Plans for Active Learning

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Susan M. Strouse PhD, RN, Genevieve B. Elrod PhD, RN, OCN, Karyn Butler PhD, RN, FPMHNP-BC, CNM

Subject(s): Nursing

Institution(s): Grand Valley State University

Publisher: Grand Valley State University Libraries

Last updated: 07/09/2022

Innovative Lessons Plans for Active Learning: Teaching Research and Evidence-Based Practice is a resource in research and evidence-based practice for active learning in the undergraduate nursing classroom. It is meant to supplement any nursing research text. Designed to provide educators with creative teaching ideas, this text includes a variety of lessons on nursing research topics. Topics include bias, measurement, sampling, theory and more. Lessons provide active learning for in-class, hybrid, and online formats. Each lesson includes objectives, overview, and detailed steps. As an open access resource, the text is continuously in-process. Designed to be independent of any published text, the book compliments any nursing research and evidence-based course. This text is also a suitable resource for introductory research in other disciplines.

Each chapter is an activity designed to supplement didactic andragogy. The activities develop creativity and facilitate engagement in the nursing research content. Through creative engagement, students access learning areas of the brain that otherwise remain unstimulated. Organized by the order in which they might be discussed in class, each chapter builds upon previous learning. In chapter two students are introduced by creating puppets to develop research questions and study ideas. Chapter three focuses specifically on generating problem and purpose statements. Culture shots in chapter five engages students in understanding theory generation, qualitative research and ethics in data collection. Chapters six and seven build upon and strengthen theory understanding through creating concepts and challenging assumptions. In chapter eight, biases and threats to validity are investigated through the use of parody. Sampling is addressed in chapters nine through eleven. Chapter twelve reinforces learning on measurement error. The last four chapters use creative games to help students pull it all together. Chapters thirteen and fourteen utilize existing free resources to enhance the learning experience. Chapters fifteen and sixteen allow students to work together to create understanding for themselves and other students.

We hope you enjoy the book as much as we enjoyed creating it. We would love to hear your comment and ideas for improvement. Please also view our video introduction at https://youtu.be/x9NDv2H_Cdg.

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Introduction to Human Osteology

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Roberta Hall, Kenneth Beals, Holm Neumann, Georg Neumann, Gwyn Madden

Institution(s): Grand Valley State University

Last updated: 07/09/2022

This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

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Home Range Creation and Analysis using Geospatial Modeling Environment and ArcGIS Software

All Rights Reserved   English

Author(s): Alexandra Locher, Matt Lindenberg

Institution(s): Grand Valley State University

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

Last updated: 07/09/2022

Many analyses in natural resources or ecology-related fields, specifically wildlife-focused disciplines, investigate wildlife habitat use and movement patterns for population and habitat management. Kernel density estimates and home range analysis are commonly used by wildlife biologists for such investigations. Methods to conduct home range analyses are often complex and require use of multiple software programs. In the literature and on the web, it is difficult to find comprehensive instructions on how to create home ranges and proceed with analyses. The purpose of this manual is to describe the process of synthesizing raw location point location data, creating home ranges (kernel density estimates), and begin initial analyses involving habitat selection.

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Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Editor(s): Charles Lowe, Matt Barton, James Kalmbach

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides, Language learning: writing skills

Publisher: Parlor Press, LLC

Last updated: 07/09/2022

The Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide was created as a crowdsourcing project of Collaborvention 2011: A Computers and Writing Unconference. College writing teachers from around the web joined together to create this guide (see our Contributors list). The advice within it is based on contemporary theories and best practices. While the text was originally written for students in undergraduate writing classes, it can also be a suitable resource for other writers interested in learning more about writing for the web. This document is available as a web text for reading online, a printer-friendly PDF, and an EPUB ereader versions. Visit http://writingspaces.org/wwsg to learn more.