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U.S. Academic Library Consortia: A Review, Judith E. Guzzy 2010 Johnson County Community College

U.S. Academic Library Consortia: A Review, Judith E. Guzzy

Sabbatical Projects

Few libraries are strangers to the concept of library consortia – institutional groups that collaborate to purchase software, systems, electronic resources, or other information‐sharing products and services. Most academic libraries are members of at least one consortium, and many belong to multiple consortia. However, consortia vary widely in the services they offer and in how they are structured. This project, carried out in the fall of 2009, focused on a review of academic library consortia that:

(A) Included two‐year colleges, either exclusively or as part of a joint consortial arrangement with four‐year colleges and universities; and

(B) Purchased ...


Ua1d Charles Forrester Personnel File, WKU Human Resources 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua1d Charles Forrester Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Personnel file of Art faculty Charles Forrester for the period 1965-2010.


Achieving High Organization Performance Through Servant Leadership, David E. Melchar, Susan M. Bosco 2010 Roger Williams University

Achieving High Organization Performance Through Servant Leadership, David E. Melchar, Susan M. Bosco

Gabelli School of Business Faculty Publications

This empirical paper investigates whether a servant leader can develop a corporate culture that attracts or develops other servant leaders. Using the survey developed by Barbuto and Wheeler (2006), servant leader characteristics in managers were measured at three high-performing organizations. Results indicate that servant leaders can develop a culture of followers who are servant leaders themselves. This is one of the few studies to empirically test the model of servant leadership in an organizational environment. The success these servant leaders have achieved in a for-profit, demanding environment suggests this leadership style is viable for adoption by other firms.


The Political Economy Of American Indian Allotment Revisited, Matthew T. Gregg, D. Mitchell Cooper 2010 Roger Williams University

The Political Economy Of American Indian Allotment Revisited, Matthew T. Gregg, D. Mitchell Cooper

Gabelli School of Business Faculty Publications

This paper criticizes McChesney's (1990) hypothesis that the decisions to initially and subsequently terminate American Indian allotment were based on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) interest to inflate their budget. By adopting a richer database on the BIA appropriations from 1877-1945 and correcting for model specification problems, I find no empirical evidence supporting any of McChesney's hypotheses concerning the bureaucratic demand for regulatory change. In fact, other large budgetary items, such as New Deal relief funding, Court of Claims judgments, and educational spending, crowded out BIA land management appropriations over these years. Interestingly, a cursory overview of ...


Reasons We Don't Need A Formal Recognition System For Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs That Demonstrate Compliance With The Cas Standards: 12 Myths, Aaron W. Hughey 2010 Western Kentucky University

Reasons We Don't Need A Formal Recognition System For Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs That Demonstrate Compliance With The Cas Standards: 12 Myths, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Brewery Blocks West: Naiop Real Estate Development Workshop, Ben Gates, Tom Heinicke, Jared Hendricks, Brad Johnson, Atha Mansoory, Michael Shall, Will Thier, Jonathan Winslow 2010 Portland State University

Brewery Blocks West: Naiop Real Estate Development Workshop, Ben Gates, Tom Heinicke, Jared Hendricks, Brad Johnson, Atha Mansoory, Michael Shall, Will Thier, Jonathan Winslow

Real Estate Development Workshop Projects

Students from Portland State University's Center for Real Estate produce a development plan for a site in Portland's Pearl District.

Their task was to produce an original development plan, including the development concept, market analysis, conceptual design, economic analysis, capital and operations budget, and management plan.


Editorial: If You Could Freeze-Frame The Information Flow, What Would You Do?, Connie Foster 2010 Western Kentucky University

Editorial: If You Could Freeze-Frame The Information Flow, What Would You Do?, Connie Foster

DLTS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Credit Risk Models: An Analysis Of Default Correlation, Howard Qi, Yan Alice Xie, Sheen Liu 2010 Michigan Technological University

Credit Risk Models: An Analysis Of Default Correlation, Howard Qi, Yan Alice Xie, Sheen Liu

School of Business and Economics Publications

This paper examines one of the major problems in credit risk models widely used in the financial industry to forecast future defaults and bankruptcies. We find that even after proper calibration, a representative credit risk model can severely underestimate default correlation. We further find that a likely reason for the underestimation of default correlation is the problematic common practice in the financial industry of using observable equity correlation as a proxy for unobservable asset correlation when the model is applied to predict default correlation. However, our results show that this proxy in common practice is not valid.


Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar, Ninh N. Tran 2010 MAPP

Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar, Ninh N. Tran

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

While the language of positive psychology can be universal, there is a language that organizations gravitate towards and find both engaging and effectual. Organizations speak in terms of behavioral competence when recruiting, assessing performance, measuring results, creating development plans and administering performance appraisals. The current positive psychology canon of self-assessment surveys does not include one that relates to behavioral strengths. We suggest such an assessment, and produce evidence to establish its rightful place. Peterson and Seligman’s Character Strengths and Values (2004) can be operationalized to align with the heuristics of for-profit organizations by connecting the two. We combine positive ...


Strategic Guide For 2010-12 Wku, Western Kentucky University 2010 Western Kentucky University

Strategic Guide For 2010-12 Wku, Western Kentucky University

Presidential Publications

No abstract provided.


Is The Meat Goat Enterprise Profitable And Sustainable?, Dennis D. DeWitt, Tom Olsen, Daniel G. Morrical 2010 Iowa State University

Is The Meat Goat Enterprise Profitable And Sustainable?, Dennis D. Dewitt, Tom Olsen, Daniel G. Morrical

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Additional tools are needed to help producers successfully produce and market meat goats in Iowa. The project helped revise or create on-line tools to help producers monitor their operations more carefully.


Latino Farmers And Local Multicultural Food And Marketing Systems, Jan Flora 2010 Iowa State University

Latino Farmers And Local Multicultural Food And Marketing Systems, Jan Flora

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Iowa needs a new generation of community-scale organic and sustainable farmers and market gardeners. Two different approaches were used in two communities with significant immigrant populations (Marshalltown and Denison) to assist these groups of farmers.


Sustainable Economic Development Through Organic And Grazing Dairy Farm Establishment And Transition, Larry F. Tranel, Robert Tigner 2010 Iowa State University

Sustainable Economic Development Through Organic And Grazing Dairy Farm Establishment And Transition, Larry F. Tranel, Robert Tigner

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

This project aimed to increase the number of grass-based and organic dairies in Iowa. However, progress was stymied by the severe 2008-09 economic downturn that kept beginning dairy farmers from getting into the business, and also forced some current producers who were candidates to transition to alternative methods to exit the business.


Rethinking The Regulation Of Securities Intermediaries, Jill E. Fisch 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Rethinking The Regulation Of Securities Intermediaries, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This Article argues that existing regulation of mutual funds has serious shortcomings. In particular, the Investment Company Act, which is based primarily on principles of corporate governance and fiduciary duties, fails to support and, in some cases impedes, market forces. Existing evidence suggests that retail investing behavior and the dominance of sales agents with competing financial incentives further weakens market discipline. As a solution, the Article proposes that funds should be treated primarily as financial products rather than corporations and, correspondingly, investors should be treated primarily as consumers rather than corporate shareholders. To implement this approach, the Article proposes the ...


A Profitable Public Sphere: The Creation Of The New York Times Op-Ed Page, Michael J. Socolow 2010 University of Maine

A Profitable Public Sphere: The Creation Of The New York Times Op-Ed Page, Michael J. Socolow

Communication and Journalism Faculty Scholarship

This stud y utilizes archival and other primary materials to describe the development of the New York Times op-ed page. This innovative forum for commentary, which premiered in September 1970, is examined through the lenses of Jiirgen Habermas' public sphere theory and eco­ nomic concerns in the American newspaper industry. The page provid­ ed a significant source of revenue and diversified social, cultural, and political news analysis. Times executives sought to serve the public interest while considering corporate profits.


Nation Branding And Nation Brand Equity: The Case Of Slovakia, Pardon Me, Slovenia (Summary Brief), Arne Baruca 2010 Sacred Heart University

Nation Branding And Nation Brand Equity: The Case Of Slovakia, Pardon Me, Slovenia (Summary Brief), Arne Baruca

WCOB Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study is to explore and discuss whether Slovenia, a Central European country, has the possibility of developing a nation brand. As a new country Slovenia faces recognition problems and is thus being confused with other countries; specifically with its “twin-country” Slovakia. This is a case-based paper. The author uses a previously developed nation brand equity model (Dinnie 2008) to illustrate and explore the nation brand equity of Slovenia. The exploratory study shows that Slovenia has the elements of the nation brand equity model, and therefore has all the needed potential to develop the nation brand. This ...


Reward Through Collective Reflection: An Autoethnography, Bonnie Amelia Dean, Michael Clements 2010 University of Wollongong

Reward Through Collective Reflection: An Autoethnography, Bonnie Amelia Dean, Michael Clements

Faculty of Business - Papers

This paper provides an exemplar to teachers and professionals for engaging with collective reflection techniques for vocational development and identity consciousness. Drawing on concepts of col lective reflection and autoethnography, this paper explores the journey of our academic teaching team through a combination of individual reflections, diaries and recollections that occurred during the application process of a teaching and learning award. This salient journey enabled us to reflect on 'what we do' and challenged us to deeply consider 'why we do it'. This experience has consequently had considerable impact on how we conduct our internship programme, how we view ourselves ...


Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace 2010 University of Maine - Main

Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace

Library Staff Publications

This is part one of a two-part review of the DVD Series DIY Media: Movement Perspectives on Critical Moments, produced by Mark Read. This part of the review covers the following parts of the video series: Expression = Life – ACT UP, Video, and the AIDS Crisis; Many Yeses, One No – Confronting Corporate Globalization; and Resistencia Y Solidaridad – El Salvador, Colombia, and the U.S. Solidarity Movement. Both the technical quality of the series and its content are reviewed. The second part of this review, covering other parts of the series, was written by another reviewer and is not included here.


Efficiency, Trust, And Visual Appeal: Usability Testing Through Eye Tracking, Soussan Djamasbi, Marisa Siegel, Tom Tullis 2010 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Efficiency, Trust, And Visual Appeal: Usability Testing Through Eye Tracking, Soussan Djamasbi, Marisa Siegel, Tom Tullis

User Experience and Decision Making Research Laboratory Publications

Creating a positive user experience is a fundamental element of producing a successful web page. Three important components of user experience are visual appeal, trust, and efficiency. This study extends past research by examining the effect of images of faces on the visual appeal, efficiency, and trustworthiness of a page. Data is collected using both subjective ratings and objective measurements, including eye tracking. Analysis indicates that users find a page that has images of people’s faces more appealing than a page that has no images of faces and perform tasks more quickly when there are faces present. Additionally, analysis ...


Contents [2010, Vol. 37, No. 1]; Statement Of Policy [2010, Vol. 37, No. 1]; Guide For Manuscript Submission [2010, Vol. 37, No. 1]; Note From The Co-Editors;, Academy of Accounting Historians 2010 University of Mississippi

Contents [2010, Vol. 37, No. 1]; Statement Of Policy [2010, Vol. 37, No. 1]; Guide For Manuscript Submission [2010, Vol. 37, No. 1]; Note From The Co-Editors;, Academy Of Accounting Historians

Accounting Historians Journal

No abstract provided.


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