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Peer Research Mentors At Gettysburg College: Transforming Student Library Jobs Into High-Impact Learning Experiences, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith, Janelle Wertzberger 2017 Gettysburg College

Peer Research Mentors At Gettysburg College: Transforming Student Library Jobs Into High-Impact Learning Experiences, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith, Janelle Wertzberger

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Research and Instruction librarians at Gettysburg College developed a Peer Research Mentor (PRM) program for undergraduate students. The program is designed to empower a group of student employees to work in partnership with experienced librarians in order to increase a PRM’s own research skills and support other student researchers more effectively. The program focuses on student training, reference service, and outreach to other students. The authors share the development of the program; describe their approach to training, supervision, and assessment; and offer insight about how to operate and sustain a similar program with limited resources.


Leadership Competencies For The Community College Department Chairperson, Jason Carl Ross 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Leadership Competencies For The Community College Department Chairperson, Jason Carl Ross

Dissertations

Published in 2005, the American Association of Community Colleges developed a list of six leadership competencies deemed by stakeholders as essential to a community college leadership position. The six AACC leadership competencies include organizational strategy, resource management, communication, collaboration, community college advocacy, and professionalism, and they have been well researched with upper-level community college leadership, student services personnel, and boards of trustees. This research examined these competencies as they relate to the community college department chairperson.

Often viewed as a path to upper level leadership, the community college chairperson is both a faculty member and administrator, and chairpersons must represent ...


Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, And Ethical Climate Of Higher Education Administrators In Maryland Colleges And Universities, Brenda DiSorbo 2017 East Tennessee State University

Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, And Ethical Climate Of Higher Education Administrators In Maryland Colleges And Universities, Brenda Disorbo

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A quantitative research project was conducted at all public and private colleges and universities in the state of Maryland to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and ethical climate among higher education administrators. An online survey was completed by 278 higher education administrators working in public and private colleges in Maryland during the 2016 fall semester. Survey results were analyzed in conjunction with participant characteristics, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and ethical climates. Data were analyzed using MANOVA, Chi-Square, and descriptive statistics.

Findings indicate that the perceptions of ethical climate differed significantly by job satisfaction, gender and administrative position ...


Understanding Noncompliance: A Qualitative Content Analysis Of Title Ix Sexual Misconduct Violations Using The Office For Civil Rights Investigative Findings, Lenore N. Schaffer nee Malone 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Understanding Noncompliance: A Qualitative Content Analysis Of Title Ix Sexual Misconduct Violations Using The Office For Civil Rights Investigative Findings, Lenore N. Schaffer Nee Malone

Dissertations

On April 4, 2011 the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) reminding higher education institutions (HEIs) of their obligations under Title IX to respond to complaints of sexual misconduct. The 2011 DCL was meant to be a guidance document to assist HEIs in complying with Title IX, but many higher education administrators expressed frustrations concerning some of OCR’s requirements. Since releasing the 2011 DCL, OCR has opened more than 200 Title IX investigations at HEIs across the nation. When OCR concludes that a HEI has failed to comply ...


A Motivational Profile Of Nurses Who Pursue Doctoral Education, Tomekia Yvette Luckett 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

A Motivational Profile Of Nurses Who Pursue Doctoral Education, Tomekia Yvette Luckett

Dissertations

The need for nurses to pursue doctoral education is imperative to the professionalization of the discipline of nursing in light of the changing healthcare environment. Presently, < 1% of the nursing workforce possesses a doctoral degree (“Transforming Nursing Education,” 2016), albeit recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2010) admonish the need to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nurses. The need to understand characteristics of nurses who seek doctoral education is critical in planning long-term strategies for nursing education in the United States (US) (Kovner, Brewer, Katigbak, Djukic, & Fatehi, 2012). In conjunction with describing characteristics of nurses pursuing doctoral education, this research describes the motivational orientation and factors of registered nurses (RNs) pursuing doctoral education.

A descriptive correlational design was utilized to examine concepts relating to motivational orientation of RNs pursuing doctoral education. Participants were divided into two categories: (a) RNs seeking the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and (b) RNs pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. A total of 173 RNs enrolled in either a Ph.D. or DNP program in the Gulf South region of the US comprised the final sample. Binary logistic regression ...


Opening Remarks, Judie Wexler 2017 CIIS

Opening Remarks, Judie Wexler

2017 Founders Symposium on Integral Consciousness

The integral vision of CIIS is primarily concerned with transformative action at the individual, social and global levels. How are the educational philosophy of CIIS and its programs relevant to the current world affairs? How can what we teach at CIIS be applied as sustainable, transformative action? What are the kinds of initiative that can make integral education relevant in today’s world?


2017-04-21 President's Message, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-04-21 President's Message, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Message sent by the President on April 21, 2017.


Knowledge And Beliefs About Cancer In African American Population, Rabindra P. Gautam DHS, Deven Shah PhD, Eric Matthews PhD 2017 National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health

Knowledge And Beliefs About Cancer In African American Population, Rabindra P. Gautam Dhs, Deven Shah Phd, Eric Matthews Phd

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of one in four Americans each year (American Cancer Society [ACS], 2015). A total of 1,658,370 new cancer cases and 589,430 deaths from cancer were projected to occur in the United States in 2015 (ACS, 2015). In 2013, approximately 176,630 new cancer cases and 64,880 deaths from cancer were projected to occur in African American communities. The majority of diagnoses were cancers of the prostate, lung, colon, rectum, breast, and colorectal region (ACS, 2013). For most cancers, African Americans ...


Inside Research: An Interview With Ashley Munie, Erin Wallace 2017 Murray State University

Inside Research: An Interview With Ashley Munie, Erin Wallace

Steeplechase

Inside Research: An interview with Ashley Munie

Conducted by Erin Wallace, co-editor, Steeplechase

Date recorded: Monday, February 13, 2017

Recording Location: Department of Music Recording Studio

2nd floor Doyle Fine Arts, Murray State University, Murray, KY


Inside Research: An Interview With Shannon Wood, Laura Guebert 2017 Murray State University

Inside Research: An Interview With Shannon Wood, Laura Guebert

Steeplechase

Inside Research: An interview with Shannon Wood

Conducted by Laura Guebert, co-editor, Steeplechase

Date recorded: Friday, February 10, 2017

Recording Location: Department of Music Recording Studio

2nd floor Doyle Fine Arts, Murray State University, Murray, KY


Cover, 2017 Murray State University

Cover

Steeplechase

Cover page for Steeplechase Vol. 1, Issue 1


Web Of Science V. Scopus: Presentation For The Uri Deans' Council, Peter Larsen, Andrée Rathemacher 2017 University of Rhode Island

Web Of Science V. Scopus: Presentation For The Uri Deans' Council, Peter Larsen, Andrée Rathemacher

Technical Services Faculty Presentations

Slides from a presentation to the University of Rhode Island Deans' Council comparing the databases Web of Science and Scopus, in the context of the University Libraries' plans to cancel Web of Science and become a Scopus-only campus. The presentation took place in Green Hall at the University of Rhode Island on April 19, 2017.

A handout given to attendees is included as a supplementary file.


Are Students Competent? Methods Of Assessing Bachelor Of Social Work Student Competence, Amber L. Bailey-Residori 2017 Olivet Nazarene University

Are Students Competent? Methods Of Assessing Bachelor Of Social Work Student Competence, Amber L. Bailey-Residori

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Author Abstract:

Higher educational institutions must demonstrate that their Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students are competent prior to graduation. There are conflicting studies regarding the reliability of field instructor, faculty, and students’ self-assessment. The purpose of this study was to examine the consistency of how field instructors, faculty, and students assessed social work students' competence across three academic years. This quantitative research study examined historical data from one Midwestern University where students, faculty, and field instructors rated students’ competence in the last semester of their senior year using the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) 13 core competencies ...


Ouachita's Annual Elrod Center Banquet Honors Jim And Janie Smith And Student Volunteers, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita's Annual Elrod Center Banquet Honors Jim And Janie Smith And Student Volunteers, Katie Smith, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community held its annual awards banquet April 11. Jim and Janie Smith of Hot Springs were honored with the Elrod Center’s 2016 Community Service Excellence Award. Numerous students, faculty and staff were also honored for their service during the academic year.

“The Elrod Center has been given a mandate by the university to recognize and celebrate the work of volunteers each academic year,” said Ian Cosh, Ouachita’s vice president for community and international engagement. “We believe that the good work that is done to serve the common ...


Rickey Rogers Named Dean Of Students At Ouachita Baptist University Effective June 1, Trennis Henderson, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Rickey Rogers Named Dean Of Students At Ouachita Baptist University Effective June 1, Trennis Henderson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Rickey Rogers, a 2002 Ouachita Baptist University graduate, has been named Ouachita’s dean of students and director of residence life effective June 1.

Rogers’ diverse professional experience includes serving in residence life, student development, local church ministry and athletics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ouachita with a major in physical education and minors in psychology and secondary education and a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling from Henderson State University.


Ouachita To Present Prism Instrumental Concert April 25, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Present Prism Instrumental Concert April 25, Hannah Hines, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s annual PRISM instrumental concert will be presented Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Jones Performing Arts Center on the Ouachita campus.

The annual PRISM concert features a variety of ensembles from Ouachita’s Division of Music. The collaborative program includes all instrumental faculty as well as most of the instrumental ensembles on campus. However, this is not just a typical band concert.


Examining The Complexity Of Educational Attainment For Black Males In An Educational Opportunity Fund Program At A Community College, LaVon Williams 2017 Rowan University

Examining The Complexity Of Educational Attainment For Black Males In An Educational Opportunity Fund Program At A Community College, Lavon Williams

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to describe the lived experience of Black males in an Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program at a community college. According to research, community colleges are the first option for many Black male students who are underprepared academically and come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. This phenomenological study examines the lived experience of Black males in an EOF program because of its ability to provide access, equality, and resources to students. Ten face-to-face interviews were conducted in order to describe the essence of this phenomenon. The findings from this study revealed that there are five themes ...


Ouachita To Host Tiger Steel Percussion Concert May 1, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University, Staff writer for the Signal

Ouachita To Host Tiger Steel Percussion Concert May 1, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University will host Tiger Steel, the university’s steel drum ensemble, in concert in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Steel band music makes people smile, which is one of the most powerful reasons to perform music,” said Dr. Ryan Lewis, OBU associate professor of music and director of the ensemble.


Patrick Houlihan Represents Ouachita With Original Compositions, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University, Staff writer for the Signal

Patrick Houlihan Represents Ouachita With Original Compositions, Haley Wilkerson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Two compositions by Dr. Patrick Houlihan, professor and chair of music theory, composition and music industry at Ouachita Baptist University, recently were presented at national and regional conferences.

“Snoqualmie Passages” for alto saxophone and piano was selected to be presented at the joint national conference of the College Music Society and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors held last fall in Santa Fe, N.M. It was performed in historic St. Francis Auditorium by two Ouachita faculty members, Dr. Lei Cai, professor of music, on piano and Dr. Caroline Taylor, professor of music, on saxophone.


Kelley And Weeden To Present Senior Recital At Ouachita April 21, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Kelley And Weeden To Present Senior Recital At Ouachita April 21, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University will host Courtney Kelley and Emily Weeden in their senior recital Friday, April 21, at 11 a.m. The recital, which will be held in McBeth Recital Hall in Mabee Fine Arts Center on Ouachita’s campus, is free and open to the public.


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