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Developing Leaders, Not Followers, John J. Petillo 2014 Sacred Heart University

Developing Leaders, Not Followers, John J. Petillo

Sacred Heart University Faculty Publications

Many higher education institutions are attempting to discover ways to create that elusive balance required for young people to become self-reflective, highly prepared leaders in the world we know today. Because in today's global economy, we need to encourage all of our graduates to lead, while also providing them with the skills required to do so.


Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, Anca C. Micu 2014 Sacred Heart University

Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, Anca C. Micu

Anca C. Micu

University Commons was filled with students eager to gain insights from “Creativity In The Workplace: Creative & Innovative Thinking from the Classroom to the Boardroom.” The program was presented by SHU faculty who emphasized the importance of creative and innovative thinking abilities that are developed through the university’s liberal arts programs and are key to workplace success.


Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, June-Ann Greeley 2014 Sacred Heart University

Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, June-Ann Greeley

June-Ann Greeley

University Commons was filled with students eager to gain insights from “Creativity In The Workplace: Creative & Innovative Thinking from the Classroom to the Boardroom.” The program was presented by SHU faculty who emphasized the importance of creative and innovative thinking abilities that are developed through the university’s liberal arts programs and are key to workplace success.


Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, James Castonguay 2014 Sacred Heart University

Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, James Castonguay

James Castonguay

University Commons was filled with students eager to gain insights from “Creativity In The Workplace: Creative & Innovative Thinking from the Classroom to the Boardroom.” The program was presented by SHU faculty who emphasized the importance of creative and innovative thinking abilities that are developed through the university’s liberal arts programs and are key to workplace success.


Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, Kwamie Dunbar 2014 Sacred Heart University

Faculty Share Views On Importance Of Creative Thinking In The Workplace, Kwamie Dunbar

Kwamie Dunbar

University Commons was filled Wednesday with students eager to gain insights from “Creativity In The Workplace: Creative & Innovative Thinking from the Classroom to the Boardroom.” The program was presented by SHU faculty who emphasized the importance of creative and innovative thinking abilities that are developed through the university’s liberal arts programs and are key to workplace success.


2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University 2014 Cedarville University

2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Gettysburg: Our College's Magazine Fall 2014, Communications & Marketing 2014 Gettysburg College

Gettysburg: Our College's Magazine Fall 2014, Communications & Marketing

Gettysburg: Our College’s Magazine

Table of Contents:

From the President Janet Morgan Riggs '77

A Running Leap of Faith (Cindy Holck McWilliams '84)

Office Hours: Prof. Timothy N. Good P'14

His Country is Tibet (Lhagyari Trichen Namgyal Wangchuk '17) Kasey Varner '14

The 411: Bob Joseph '69

What Makes A Great... Faculty Thomas F. George '67

Chief Diversity Officer Appointed (Jeanne Arnold)

Tony Awards Spotlight Charlotte Wilcox '69

The Garden State's CEO of Fun (Wayne Hasenbalg '76)

Stadium Locker Room Revamped

Can You See Yourself in Gettysburg's Future? Matt Haag '94

Making Gettysburg and Great Inseparable

$4,000 Made All The ...


San Joaquin River's Sediment Textural Features, Erika Arreguin-Cazarez 2014 California Polytechnic State University

San Joaquin River's Sediment Textural Features, Erika Arreguin-Cazarez

STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program Posters

The research will be focusing on sediments from Turlock Lake and Riverbank. My focus is to analyze the sediments to know if there are any correlations between the textural features of the sediments between Turlock Lake and Riverbank based on their size. It is expected the environment of the lakes and the rivers has an effect in the changes and if the energy of the water flow also affects the different textural features. The textural features will focus on; roundness, shiny vs. dull, rough vs. smooth, and their shape. The shape is calculated by the three dimensions of the sediment ...


Deliberation In And Through Higher Education, Timothy J. Shaffer PhD 2014 Public Deliberation

Deliberation In And Through Higher Education, Timothy J. Shaffer Phd

Journal of Public Deliberation

This article explores how deliberative democracy has the ability to change how colleges and universities function. Deliberation offers a powerful way for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to learn and practice modes of reasoning and deciding together in a variety of settings such as classrooms, other campus settings, and in communities. The article includes scholarly resources as well as examples of deliberation in various contexts. The article suggests that deliberation can replace, or at least complement, many of the more familiar models pervasive in our institutions.


The Impact Of Urbanicity On Student Engagement At Small, Residential, Liberal Arts Colleges, Todd Clark 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Impact Of Urbanicity On Student Engagement At Small, Residential, Liberal Arts Colleges, Todd Clark

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This study analyzed the impact of urbanicity on student engagement at small, residential, liberal arts colleges. Data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were analyzed from 29 schools (14 rural and 15 urban) using five scalets developed by Pike (2006) and six demographic variables from the NSSE survey. This analysis determined how urbanicity impacts student engagement and which group of students is particularly affected from among the demographics studied. The effects of urbanicity were measured in three ways: aggregate student data, school level data, and within-school data. These analyses showed that urbanicity does significantly impact student engagement, though ...


The Role Of A University Archives In Producing A History Of A Core Curriculum, Laura M. Sinclair, Anne A. Salter 2014 Kennesaw State University

The Role Of A University Archives In Producing A History Of A Core Curriculum, Laura M. Sinclair, Anne A. Salter

Georgia Library Quarterly

During an annual alumni weekend celebration, librarians at a liberal arts college rely heavily on the university’s archival collection to produce a robust exhibit on the university’s history. The 2014 exhibit focused on the unique academic program, known as the Core Curriculum. The history produced for this exhibit depended on documents from the 1940s to the 1990s, including university publications, papers, and project reports created by faculty members. Starting with one publication, The Oglethorpe Book, the variations on and reactions to this sole document provide a paper trail of historical significance in defining and redefining a college core ...


Lawrence, Volume 95, Number 2, Summer 2014, Lawrence University 2014 Lawrence University

Lawrence, Volume 95, Number 2, Summer 2014, Lawrence University

Alumni Magazines

No abstract provided.


Student-Directed Blended Learning With Facebook Groups And Streaming Media: Media In Asia At Furman University, Tami Blumenfield 2014 Furman University

Student-Directed Blended Learning With Facebook Groups And Streaming Media: Media In Asia At Furman University, Tami Blumenfield

Asian Studies Publications

Furman University prizes itself on being an engaged learning, liberal arts institution with extensive faculty-student interaction. 96% of students live on campus, leading some to question whether reducing face-to-face instructional time makes any sense pedagogically. Coming from a different institution that encouraged faculty to create hybrid courses, and seeing the creativity and freedom that offered, I wanted to experiment with the format in this new institutional environment. Would it still be effective? What adaptations would be necessary, and how would students react to this different course format?

In Fall 2013, I taught a carefully designed blended learning course that met ...


“Splitting Stars And Splitting Wood”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), May 3, 2011, Erica Stonestreet 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

“Splitting Stars And Splitting Wood”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), May 3, 2011, Erica Stonestreet

Headwaters: The Faculty Journal of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

In recent years, there has been a widespread perception that liberal arts education in general, and humanities education in particular, are gradually being eroded away in the face of tightening budgets and an ever-growing emphasis on the practicality of education. If you’re going to college, after all, you’re supposed to end up with a so-called "good" job. And what better guarantee of a "good" job than a major in business or science, right?

Whether or not the perception about the decline of the liberal arts actually stands up to scrutiny, I tell my prospective philosophy majors when they ...


“The Mysterious Stranger”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), April 23, 2013, Scott Richardson 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

“The Mysterious Stranger”: Address To New Members Of Phi Beta Kappa (Theta Of Minnesota), April 23, 2013, Scott Richardson

Headwaters: The Faculty Journal of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

I used to know everything. Then I went to college. As I was about to enter college, I was pretty sure I had the world figured out. I didn’t need and certainly didn’t want my professors to do anything but reconfirm my beliefs, values, and vision of the world. I was in for a real surprise. There’s nothing innocent or comforting about a liberal arts education.


Diversity In Times Of Austerity: Documenting Resistance In The Academy, David Moscowitz, Terri Jett, Terri Carney, Tamara Leech, Ann M. Savage 2014 Butler University

Diversity In Times Of Austerity: Documenting Resistance In The Academy, David Moscowitz, Terri Jett, Terri Carney, Tamara Leech, Ann M. Savage

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

What happens to feminism in the university is parallel to what happens to feminism in other venues under economic restructuring: while the impoverished nation is forced to cut social services and thereby send women back to the hierarchy of the family, the academy likewise reduces its footprint in interdisciplinary structures and contains academic feminists back to the hierarchy of departments and disciplines. When the family and the department become powerful arbiters of cultural values, women and feminist academics by and large suffer: they either accept a diminished role or are pushed to compete in a system they recognize as antithetical ...


From The Barracks To The Frat House: Hegemonic Masculinity And The Normalization, Promotion And Replication Of Rape Culture In Male Dominated Spaces-- A Comparison Of The United States Military And The American College Fraternity, Elizabeth H. Scott 2014 College of William and Mary

From The Barracks To The Frat House: Hegemonic Masculinity And The Normalization, Promotion And Replication Of Rape Culture In Male Dominated Spaces-- A Comparison Of The United States Military And The American College Fraternity, Elizabeth H. Scott

Honors Theses

The adolescent clubhouse, the fraternity and the military are all critical spaces that frame and nurture the normative masculine gender script, and therefore the assumption and replication of a hegemonic masculinity. Because hegemonic masculinities are so intricately woven into the fibers of the United States military and the American fraternity, these organizations and the rich traditions that compose their histories and inform their practices and ideologies, are the focus of this study. I argue that these two spaces normalize, sustain, promote and replicate rape culture by requiring members’ performance of hegemonic masculinity. Members’ performance of a hegemonic masculinity contributes to ...


A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

A More Perfect Worldis the story of Gabriel Garcia Levine Connolly, an intelligent, charismatic, and idealistic man who invents "Thing," which quickly becomes indispensable to virtually everyone in the world. His new-found wealth presents him with the opportunity to create a community that suits his values and his creative process, taking several friends and co-workers with him. Their search for a new home leads them to the idyllic island of Luu Saabhel; for Gabe, the opportunity to protect this small island and its indigenous people while creating "a more perfect world" for his own community is the ideal situation.

The ...


Middle School Student Perceptions Of Homework In Mathematics, Camille M. Thomas 2014 University of Connecticut

Middle School Student Perceptions Of Homework In Mathematics, Camille M. Thomas

Honors Scholar Theses

Homework has been a source of debate in schools for the past several decades and will continue to be an important topic in the future. It is a traditional part of education but some debate its importance in the classroom. This study explored student perception of homework and their reported performance in middle school mathematics. The research questions focused on student attitudes about homework, the relationship of students’ self-efficacy and support resources to their homework completion, and the relationship of students’ general level of achievement in mathematics to their attitudes about homework. The study involved a survey of 230 middle ...


We Shouldn't Even Know Each Other: A Scholarly Personal Narrative Of The Development Of Deeply Reciprocal Relationships Across Differences Of Race And Class, Sandra M. Unger 2014 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

We Shouldn't Even Know Each Other: A Scholarly Personal Narrative Of The Development Of Deeply Reciprocal Relationships Across Differences Of Race And Class, Sandra M. Unger

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

This paper is a Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) that explores the issue of reciprocity in cross-race and cross class relationships. It explores the social and structural barriers to the formation of these kinds of relationships, as well as the transformation that can take place as these barriers are overcome. Best practices from the field of adult education are applied to the questions of how adults can learn to focus on similarities rather than differences, and how they can learn to get out of their comfort zones and develop relationships with people who are very different from themselves. In an SPN ...


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