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Spectators Or Patriots? Citizens In The Information Age, Amrita Dhawan 2016 CUNY City College

Spectators Or Patriots? Citizens In The Information Age, Amrita Dhawan

Publications and Research

In theory, a strong democracy rests on robust citizen participation. The practice in most democracies is quite different. This gap presents a challenge, which can be narrowed by augmenting civic education to bring it up to date with the current information environment and thus give citizens the opportunity to participate. Robert Dahl’s work on democracy provides a model that looks at this problem structurally. He writes about the ideals and the actual institutions necessary for a democracy and if we situate his model in the modern information environment we get a better idea of how to improve civic education ...


Transforming Discourse: Interdisciplinary Critique, The University, And The Academic Study Of Religion, Brent A. Smith 2016 Grand Valley State University

Transforming Discourse: Interdisciplinary Critique, The University, And The Academic Study Of Religion, Brent A. Smith

Funded Articles

In the book Interdisciplinarity, Joe Moran traced the rise of interdisciplinarity as an inherently transformative approach to the gathering and ordering of knowledge in the modern university. Interdisciplinarity challenges the university as an epistemological project by historicizing it as a context for knowledge production. The academic study of religion arose in this setting and has developed within the intellectual forces—the lines of inquiry and allegiances to certain discourses and ways of organizing knowledge—that marked the modern university. Over the past few decades, the concept of “religion” has been historicized and scholars have argued over whether the “sacred” is ...


Puerto Rican Vocational Students' Experiences Regarding Standardized Tests, Nomara I. Segui 2016 Walden University

Puerto Rican Vocational Students' Experiences Regarding Standardized Tests, Nomara I. Segui

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Vocational high school students are not passing state tests and are not meeting adequate yearly progress (AYP) requirements in Puerto Rico. Limited qualitative research has been conducted to examine the experiences of vocational high school students regarding mandated standardized tests. Using a qualitative case study, the experiences of Puerto Rican cosmetology and barber vocational high school students regarding mandated standardized tests were examined. The conceptual framework was based on Dewey's theory of experience regarding the influence of continuity and interaction on students' career paths. The sample was 20 vocational students from cosmetology and barber classes who participated in standardized ...


Comparing Fountas And Pinnell's Reading Levels To Reading Scores On The Criterion Referenced Competency Test, Shunda F. Walker 2016 Walden University

Comparing Fountas And Pinnell's Reading Levels To Reading Scores On The Criterion Referenced Competency Test, Shunda F. Walker

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Reading competency is related to individuals' success at school and in their careers. Students who experience significant problems with reading may be at risk of long-term academic and social problems. High-quality measures that determine student progress toward curricular goals are needed for early identification and interventions to improve reading abilities and ultimately prevent subsequent failure in reading. The purpose of this quantitative nonexperimental ex post facto research study was to determine whether a correlation existed amongst student achievement scores on the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark Assessment and reading comprehension scores on the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT). The item ...


An Interview With Barbara Roos, Joe Hogan 2015 Grand Valley State University

An Interview With Barbara Roos, Joe Hogan

Cinesthesia

Barbara Roos started teaching when Grand Valley was just a few buildings erected on a slab of midwestern prairie. Nixon was in office then, and young draftees were still being sent to Vietnam. In those days, Grand Valley – not yet a university but a cluster of colleges – was alive with the spirit of the counter-culture. William James College, among the most pedagogically experimental of the colleges, was interdisciplinary and non-departmental – it emphasized harmony between theory and practice, thought and action. At James, Roos co-founded the film and video program. In the following interview, she talks with guest editor Joe Hogan ...


Faculty Perceptions Of The Purpose And Value Of General Education: A Comparison Between The Liberal Arts And Health Professions, Shireen Rahman 2015 University of New England

Faculty Perceptions Of The Purpose And Value Of General Education: A Comparison Between The Liberal Arts And Health Professions, Shireen Rahman

All Theses And Dissertations

This study examined the perceptions of the purpose and value of the general education curriculum in those undergraduate faculty members who teach in the liberal arts and the health professions at the University of New England. Perceptions were evaluated within each college and then compared between each College. A mixed-methods approach was utilized with concurrent implementation of qualitative and quantitative strands. Data were gathered from the Faculty Survey on General Education which was completed by fifty-six (29.3%) of the undergraduate faculty members. In addition, twelve faculty members were randomly selected to participate in open-ended interviews. Descriptive statistics and independent ...


An Analysis Of The Financial Impact Of Changing Athletic Conference Affiliation Within The Ncaa, Christopher Parker 2015 Liberty University

An Analysis Of The Financial Impact Of Changing Athletic Conference Affiliation Within The Ncaa, Christopher Parker

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this causal comparative study was to provide Division I athletic programs with athletic and institutional fundraising insight when considering a change in athletic conference affiliation. The study provided descriptive data regarding athletic conference affiliation pre and post-conference change. The research evaluated if there was a significant increase in athletic and educational fundraising when changing athletic conferences. The quantitative study compared educational and athletic foundations’ IRS 990 forms for 15 NCAA Division 1 institutions that changed athletic conferences between 2012 and 2013. Data was analyzed using an ANOVA and t-tests from the institutions’ academic and athletic foundations. The ...


Seeds Of Promise Community Dialogue Report Of Deliberative Findings Two, Bryan Baldwin, Adalberto Calderon, Jordan Dickerson, John Hamilton, Crystal Ranger 2015 Grand Valley State University

Seeds Of Promise Community Dialogue Report Of Deliberative Findings Two, Bryan Baldwin, Adalberto Calderon, Jordan Dickerson, John Hamilton, Crystal Ranger

Undergraduate Research

As a part of Grand Valley State University’s LIB312: “Dialogue, Integration, and Action,” we – a team of Liberal Studies majors in the fall of 2015 – codesigned, facilitated, and analyzed a community dialogue with residents in the Grand Rapids neighborhood surrounding Seeds of Promise. Occurring on November 5th, this community dialogue was designed to

  • Provide a space for residents to share their stories,
  • Prioritize their key values,
  • Identify a broad range of possible interventions for addressing the issues of most concern to them.

The design of this dialogue was informed by a range of skills and techniques from a variety ...


Seeds Of Promise Community Dialogue Report Of Deliberative Findings One, Stephanie Hill, Ellerie Ambrose, Cassondra Groters, Joerdon Daldos, Earl Whitney 2015 Grand Valley State University

Seeds Of Promise Community Dialogue Report Of Deliberative Findings One, Stephanie Hill, Ellerie Ambrose, Cassondra Groters, Joerdon Daldos, Earl Whitney

Undergraduate Research

As a team of Liberal Studies students at Grand Valley State University, we co-designed and facilitated a community dialogue in the fall of 2015 located at Seeds of Promise in the Madison Square neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Residents from the surrounding neighborhood were invited to come for dinner and dialogue so they could share their concerns, prioritize their values, and begin to identify a broad range of interventions on issues of concern to them. The dialogue focused on concerns surrounding crime and safety. It was collaboratively designed to build upon community identified issues through surveys and discussions with host ...


Defending Liberal Education: Implications For Educational Policy, Christopher W. Lyons 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Defending Liberal Education: Implications For Educational Policy, Christopher W. Lyons

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis advocates for the inclusion of liberal education in discussions of the college and university missions and mandates in North America. It is conceived with the purpose of influencing policy thinking and generating the theory and ideas required for sound education policy decision making. Research into liberal education is a special and atypical kind of inquiry and requires innovative theoretical approaches. Liberal education is foremost a philosophical problem and requires philosophical approaches. The method used is, therefore, conceptual in nature and drawn from analytical philosophy.

My research approaches liberal education conceptually in three ways: historically, philosophically, and politically. Historically ...


2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University 2015 Cedarville University

2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog, Cedarville University

Undergraduate Academic Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Gettysburg: Our College's Magazine Fall 2015, Communications & Marketing 2015 Gettysburg College

Gettysburg: Our College's Magazine Fall 2015, Communications & Marketing

Gettysburg: Our College’s Magazine

Table of Contents

From the President Janet Morgan Riggs '77

Helping Others Get A Great Start (Bill Seeman '73, Professor Charles Glatfelter '46, Nate Pugliese '98)

Scott Hancock: History and Africana Studies Professor Scott Hancock

Pursuing Music's Stories Devan Grote White '11

The 411: Lauren Eby '06 (Lauren Eby '06)

"It's All About Helping People" Devan Grote White '11

The 3% Conference: Increasing Female Creative Leadership (Kat McCaw Gordon '87)

DIY G-Burg

Come Here and Make a Difference (Troy Datcher '90)

A Full G-Burg Experience is a Key to Success Paul Seale '75, P'06

Gettysburgreat: The Campaign ...


Restore Innovation Portfolio Team One, Joanna E. Allerhand, Selina S. Dorking, Scott A. Perham, Cassandra A. Skinner 2015 Grand Valley State University

Restore Innovation Portfolio Team One, Joanna E. Allerhand, Selina S. Dorking, Scott A. Perham, Cassandra A. Skinner

Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


Restore Innovation Portfolio Team Two, Ian A. Davis, Claire E. Heinzmann, Kade A. Roggentine, Donatela Pllumbaj, Brittany M. Costantini 2015 Grand Valley State University

Restore Innovation Portfolio Team Two, Ian A. Davis, Claire E. Heinzmann, Kade A. Roggentine, Donatela Pllumbaj, Brittany M. Costantini

Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


Restore Innovation Portfolio Team Three, Nicholas R. Thompson, Jessica L. Hamlin, Leah R. Marshall, Rebekah J. Tarumoto, Logan Crowe 2015 Grand Valley State University

Restore Innovation Portfolio Team Three, Nicholas R. Thompson, Jessica L. Hamlin, Leah R. Marshall, Rebekah J. Tarumoto, Logan Crowe

Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


Restore Innovation Portfolio Team Four, Tyler P. Alcantara, Luciano M. DeLorenzo, Kayla R. Dora, Laura C. Sample, Hannah M. Swanson 2015 Grand Valley State University

Restore Innovation Portfolio Team Four, Tyler P. Alcantara, Luciano M. Delorenzo, Kayla R. Dora, Laura C. Sample, Hannah M. Swanson

Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


Lawrence University Annual Report, Fall 2015, Lawrence University 2015 Lawrence University

Lawrence University Annual Report, Fall 2015, Lawrence University

Alumni Magazines

No abstract provided.


For Mature Audiences Only: A Liberal Arts Education, Mark Burstein 2015 Lawrence University

For Mature Audiences Only: A Liberal Arts Education, Mark Burstein

Presidential Addresses

The Matriculation Convocation is the traditional start of the academic year. This is President Burstein's third Matriculation Convocation.


A Partnership In Pedagogy Of Process: Conversations About Co-Teaching Critical Analysis, Gina Anderson, Jody Piro 2015 TWU

A Partnership In Pedagogy Of Process: Conversations About Co-Teaching Critical Analysis, Gina Anderson, Jody Piro

Jody Piro

Reflective, post-event conversations (Campbell, Gibson, & Gramlich, 2005) between two professors who co-taught a graduate level, online teacher education course in diversity depict a teaching partnership. Our goal was to reflect upon the process of co-teaching critical analysis within this partnership. Foucault’s cautionary treatise (1980) is recognized in that analyses of power/knowledge metanarratives, such as pedagogies of diversity, liberal arts, and critical analysis, contain discourses of power, despite their emancipatory intentions. The conversations are considered reflexive discourse (Lather, 2007) in that truth can never be found outside of power relations (Foucault, 1980). Questioning the relations of power and influence ...


Rising Tuition In Higher Education: Should We Be Concerned?, Stewart Renehan 2015 Occidental College

Rising Tuition In Higher Education: Should We Be Concerned?, Stewart Renehan

Visions for the Liberal Arts

The most pressing concern in higher education amongst students, prospects, and parents is high tuition. I sought to assess the magnitude of the problem of high tuition in America and address potential changes that might be made to curb further rises. I found that high tuition is not necessarily a problem as the benefits of a college degree increasingly outweigh the costs. High tuition does not deter people from attending college; it is one of the best investments an individual can make. The only viable change to make is to invest in new online educational technology which has the potential ...


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