Performance of the Excel Project in Spring 2014

In an effort to promote the learning of Excel in Baruch College (see our article on the Excel Project initiative), Excel self-learning assignments became a part of Business 1000 and Finance 3000 classes in Spring 2014. The projects required completing a number of tasks within an Excel spreadsheet including formatting, formula use and chart and… Read More Performance of the Excel Project in Spring 2014

Introducing Excel into Zicklin School of Business Curriculum

SAM Help Desk:  Students with questions about SAM can access the help desk in two ways: through Blackboard (content: “Excelhelp”) or by visiting https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/excelhelp. The help desk is supported by PhD students familiar with SAM and the SAM projects.  Emails will be answered daily, Monday-Friday. If many inquiries arise about a common issue, then responses will be… Read More Introducing Excel into Zicklin School of Business Curriculum

Taking Attendance When Technology is Present: Using Optical Barcode Scanners

Taking accurate student attendance seems to consume an inordinate amount of class time. In the Spring of 2011, while teaching a section of Managerial Accounting for non-majors, I resolved to expedite the attendance process. I reasoned that reading off my students’ names as quickly as I could was the only solution. On the first day… Read More Taking Attendance When Technology is Present: Using Optical Barcode Scanners