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Financial Strategy for Public Managers

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United States)

Author(s): Sharon Kioko and Justin Marlowe

Subject(s): Public finance accounting

Institution(s): University of Washington

Last updated: 05/06/2024

Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know. It starts “at the beginning” and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in financial management. Throughout the text, Kioko and Marlowe emphasize how financial information can and should inform every aspect of public sector strategy, from routine procurement decisions to budget preparation to program design to major new policy initiatives. They draw upon dozens of real-world examples, cases, and applied problems to bring that relationship between information and strategy to life. Unlike other public financial management texts, the authors also integrate foundational principles across the government, non-profit, and “hybrid/for-benefit” sectors. Coverage includes basic principles of accounting and financial reporting, preparing and analyzing financial statements, cost analysis, and the process and politics of budget preparation. The text also includes several large case studies appropriate for class discussion and/or graded assignments.

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Climate Science for the Classroom

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

Author(s): Program on Climate Change Community

Editor(s): Miriam Bertram, Surabhi Biyani, Isaac Olson

Subject(s): Education, Climate change

Institution(s): University of Washington

Last updated: 03/04/2024

Modules, games and labs focused on teaching climate change.  Developed by graduate students and faculty associated with the UW Program on Climate Change, a cross departmental collaboration to research, teach and communicate climate science.  Updated regularly.

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UW Libraries Pressbooks Accessibility Guide

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

Author(s): Lauren Ray, Sena Crow, Melanie Smith

Subject(s): Collaboration and group software

Last updated: 28/02/2024

Cover Image Credit: University of Washington

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Bate-Papo

CC BY (Attribution)  117 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Eduardo Viana da Silva

Subject(s): Language and Linguistics, Brazilian Portuguese

Last updated: 29/01/2024

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Quick Tips for Accessibility

CC BY (Attribution)  6 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Perry Yee, Deepa Banerjee, Kira Wyld, Artemis L., Jinny S.

Subject(s): Accessibility in web and digital design, Library and information services

Institution(s): University of Washington

Last updated: 01/11/2023

The University of Washington (UW) Libraries is committed to providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users. This book is developed as part of the Accessibility Quicktips workshop series hosted by the UW Libraries Accessibility Working Group (AWG). Questions related to this resource can be directed to uwlib-awg-training@uw.edu.

This book provides an overview of accessibility, discusses core elements of digital accessibility, covers accessibility topics you may encounter while working at a public service desk in the UW Libraries, explains the accessibility tools that UW Libraries provide, and gives some guidance on creating video captioning. The Appendix section contains additional resources such as cheat sheets that guide you step by step in the practical application of accessible elements.

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Stories From The Place of Sports in The University, 2nd Edition

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

Author(s): Students of the Place of Sports In the University

Editor(s): Jennifer Lee Hoffman

Subject(s): Moral and social purpose of education, Sports and Active outdoor recreation, Winter sports, Sports teams and clubs, eSports / Professional video gaming, Higher education, tertiary education

Publisher: University of Washington Libraries

Last updated: 01/10/2023

What is the place of sports at a university? Students share what they learned about sports of all kinds on campus. From 'built' & 'natural' environment sports, to esports, recreational activities, intramural, club, and spectator sports, students share stories of how sports influence the college going experiences of campus life. Cover Photo Credit:  Dennis Wise/University Photography
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Climate Justice in Your Classroom

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

Author(s): Affiliates of the UW Program on Climate Change

Editor(s): Isaac Olson, Madeline Brooks, Miriam A. Bertram

Subject(s): Educational: Environmental science, Climate change, Social impact of environmental issues, Social discrimination and social justice, Higher education, tertiary education

Institution(s): University of Washington, North Seattle College

Last updated: 08/09/2023

With the increased effect of anthropogenic climate change, the impact of environmental issues on human societies has never been more essential to understand. With science-backed research showcasing that human activities are actively worsening the effect of many environmental issues including severe temperatures, natural disasters, and biodiversity loss, there is severe need for all, whether we are scientists, activists, educators, or policy-makers, to take action.  However, the global nature of both our society and the dangers we are facing necessitates careful consideration in analyzing and combatting environmental issues in a modern world. To properly adapt to and mitigate these issues, which may directly target specific communities or affect societies across the globe, not only do we need a proper grasp of environmental and climate science, but we need to ensure that solutions are mindful of the communities and ecosystems that are affected. We must not be content with climate and environmental solutions that fail to consider diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility as key tenets. In short, justice must be at the heart of our climate and environmental work going forward.

Yet, facilitating just solutions cannot be done while the institutions that teach the next generation fail to highlight climate and environmental justice in their teachings. Without a natural and focused inclusion of DEIA values in environmental courses in higher education, there is reduced capacity for students who wish to engage to garner an understanding of what just solutions look like and how to implement them. This book seeks to remedy that gap.

Throughout this book, we synthesize the current efforts towards including climate, environmental justice, and civic engagement in courses taught at the University of Washington – Seattle. These examples range from specific lessons on environmental injustice to course-long integration of climate justice values, and include course details, lesson plans, and other resources provided by course instructors in an easy-to-access format. The chapters in this book each constitute a real method of integrating climate and environmental justice into a course, and thus provide a bounty of instruction for increasing the inclusion of justice in course material for instructors across any discipline. Lessons will be regularly added to the book as they are implemented and adapted. The existence of this book marks not only the history of environmental justice in courses at the UW, but also the emphasis on the topic of justice that the college is placing in the current day, as well as serving as a guide or model for instructors to use as more courses begin to fully integrate justice into their curriculum. Through this work, we can be more reliably assured that the people we are training to practice civic engagement and climate and environmental action can not just protect the planet, but preserve the life of the people, communities, and ecosystems who depend on it.

This book has been created with support from the University of Washington Program on Climate Change, the UW Program on the Environment, and the University of Washington College of the Environment, especially from material created at our annual Climate and Environmental Justice Faculty Institute.

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Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Julie Shayne

Editor(s): Julie Shayne, Nicole Carter

Subject(s): Gender studies: women and girls, Feminism and feminist theory, Interdisciplinary studies

Publisher: University of Washington Libraries

Last updated: 04/09/2023

Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies is an open access book with pdf available for download. This collection includes contributions from a diverse group of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) scholars, from undergraduate students to faculty emeritus, representing twenty-four different institutions. The Introduction is by Beverly-Guy Sheftall and there are twenty short essays on the following topics: history of the first program (SDSU); Africana Women’s Studies; GWSS in the Global South; the women’s studies name change; the urgency of GWSS; an annotated bibliography on the history of GWSS; feminist pedagogy and praxis; feminist publishing; institutional battles; feminist administrating; getting jobs with a GWSS major; an undergrad’s reflection on GWSS; GWSS in Ghana; feminism in Latin America; Indigenous feminisms; ecofeminism;  GWSS and community colleges; and Chanel Miller’s Know My Name. Every author is either presently teaching in a GWSS program and/or has at least one of their degrees in GWSS. The essays are punctuated by artwork from GWSS undergraduates and alumni, and their short answers to why they chose GWSS. It is ideal for the classroom because the essays are short, jargon light, and meant to inspire feminist inquiry, activism, and pride.

Our Voices: A Guide to Citing Personal Experience and Interviews in Research book cover

Our Voices: A Guide to Citing Personal Experience and Interviews in Research

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

Author(s): Emily Willard, Emma Macdonald-Scott, Jake Lally

Subject(s): Education, Research methods: general, Higher education, tertiary education, Social pedagogy

Institution(s): University of Washington

Publisher: UW PressBooks

Last updated: 23/05/2023

Our hope is that this guide to citing personal experience and interviews meets our goal of supporting students to produce their own knowledge, as well as honoring the academic value of their lived experience and the experiences of their families and communities. Through the use of a set of guidelines we created for students to cite personal experience and interviews, we found students self-reported increase in engagement and success in academic assignments. We propose this set of guidelines are an important practical tool for critical, feminist, and anti-racist pedagogy, as well as a method for teaching ethical research.
Black Lives Matter Collective Storytelling Project book cover

Black Lives Matter Collective Storytelling Project

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): A University of Washington Tacoma cross-course collaboration between TSOC 265 and TCOM 347 courses.

Subject(s): Cultural and media studies, Society and culture: general, Sociology

Publisher: University of Washington Tacoma and University of Washington Libraries

Last updated: 22/05/2023