This course extends the concepts of ACC 240. Methods for evaluating management decisions will be included through the study of financial statement analysis. Students will be able to interpret the financial position of a company based on their organization of the financial data.

This course presents a dual focus on the philosophical and practical aspects of curriculum construction appropriate for all educational arenas. Understanding of course content is developed through a variety of readings, presentations, on-line discussions, and projects/activities. Key topics include live and dead curriculums, roles of stakeholders in curriculum development, and implementation, social issues that impact curriculums, professional standards, and current trends in curriculums today.

Practical applications and software will be taught; including office suite, Web 2.0 tools, mobile applications, and the worldwide web to increase the efficiency and quality of normal academic tasks along with awareness of the current status of educational technologies for online collaboration, academic application, and basic telecommunication infrastructure. Students will be required to have Internet access and computer access with appropriate productivity tools on a personal computer to complete this online course.
Appraisal of Student Learning focuses on aspects of assessment that most concern educators and organizational leaders. Understanding of course content is developed through a variety of in-class and homework activities, discussion, and facilitator presentation and related readings. Key topics covered in the course include the assessment measures of performance progress as related to standards-based performance in educational programs and human performance progress measurement– especially analysis of the test score or performance data in relation to learning/performance objectives integrating performance assessment into daily educational activities; selecting, interpreting and using standardized tests; developing quality classroom assessments; and utilizing assessment data to drive decision making.
This course identifies the school leader’s role in curriculum development and provides an overview of the history, foundation, and theory of curriculum.
It addresses what constitutes a viable curriculum as well as effective practices for curriculum leadership. The course emphasizes the critical interrelationship of curriculum, instruction, assessment and curriculum management. In addition, it exposes students to various means of curriculum reform as well as a variety of reform initiatives.