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The Buck Stops Here: Outside Grants And The General Education Process, Sandra Kanter Dec 1991

The Buck Stops Here: Outside Grants And The General Education Process, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

The Buck Stops Here: Outside Grants and the General Education Curriculum Change Process describes the process of general education curriculum change in six New England institutions. All had received money from foundations or governmental agencies to assist them in reforming their general education curricula. The essay is an examination of the importance of outside funds in the process of designing and implementing major changes in the general education curriculum. It explores when outside funds are most helpful and how institutions and funding agencies can improve the change process.


Western Washington University Survey Of Former Students, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research Dec 1991

Western Washington University Survey Of Former Students, Western Washington University. Office Of Survey Research

Office of Survey Research

Questionnaire: 1991 survey of former students: reasons why students left Western; problems experienced while at Western; dissatisfaction; Changes students would make.


Counselor Impact On College Choice, Charles G. Eberly, Richard G. Johnson, Norman R. Stewart Nov 1991

Counselor Impact On College Choice, Charles G. Eberly, Richard G. Johnson, Norman R. Stewart

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Determines the school counselors' impact on students' college choice. Design of questionnaire used in the survey; Distribution of time when students planned for college education; Mean ratings of college choice factors by sex and race.


Fact Book 1991, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1991

Fact Book 1991, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This tenth edition of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Fact Book has been designed to present a variety of information and data, about the University, in a concise, easily used format. I hope this provides a profile of UNO that will expand your understanding of our institution.


Case Study #2 - Littleton State University, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #2 - Littleton State University, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

A small public liberal arts institution receives word that its accreditation is in jeopardy. Though Littleton State is proud of its strong academic and professional majors and its recent institutional efforts to attack a new market of students, it must now decide the best way to examine its general education requirements or risk losing its accreditation. The case study outlines the process which the college follows in its efforts to maintain accreditation while still preserving its traditions and commitment to academic excellence. The case exemplifies the importance of examining possible internal risks as an institution responds to external pressures to ...


Case Study #1 - Weservall University, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #1 - Weservall University, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In the collegial environment of a mid-sized urban University, faculty and administrators struggle with devising appropriate strategies for developing a set of general education requirements that can meet the multiple needs of a campus with a history of decentralized decision making. While some colleges vie with each other for increased enrollments, other units see general education as an opportunity to reinforce discipline specific goals; in addition, the perception of professional schools influences the ways in which the discussions and decisionmaking process are shaped.


Case Study #3 - Mystic College, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #3 - Mystic College, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In an effort to develop a more effective niche in a highly competitive higher education market, a tradition bound mid-sized private college known for its professional schools decides to overhaul its general education requirements. After formulating a bold curricular proposal, the institution is buffeted by the various demands and needs of campus politics and the inevitable challenges to tradition that such innovations bring. The proposal is subject to the contrary interpretations of policy and institutional history by board, faculty, and administration.


1991 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Oct 1991

1991 Fall Nutshell, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

Fall 1991 issue of the Nutshell.


Analysis Of Student Essay Writing Skills In Entry-Level English Composition Courses At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Aug 1991

Analysis Of Student Essay Writing Skills In Entry-Level English Composition Courses At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: During the Fall Quarter of 1990, all enrollees of English 101 and English 100 took ACT's Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Writing Test (Essay); during the Winter and Spring Quarters all enrollees of English 101 took the CAAP test. Administration of the test was done by a joint effort of Western Washington University's Composition Program in the Department of English and the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing. The CAAP test took two samples, both requiring students to respond in a persuasive or argumentative mode. This was considered appropriate for two reasons: 1) traditionally, freshmen ...


Analysis Of Student Essay Writing Skills In Entry-Level English Composition Courses At Western Washington University, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney Aug 1991

Analysis Of Student Essay Writing Skills In Entry-Level English Composition Courses At Western Washington University, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney

Office of Survey Research

In the fall quarter, 1990, all students in English 101 and English 100 courses took the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Writing Test. This reports presents the results.


1990-1991 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis. Jul 1991

1990-1991 Profile, Morehead State University. Institutional Research & Analysis.

Office of Institutional Research & Analysis Publication Archives

1990-1991 issue of Profile Magazine.


A Comparative Analysis Of The Academic Performance Of Native And Transfer Students, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Jun 1991

A Comparative Analysis Of The Academic Performance Of Native And Transfer Students, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: This study utilized the records of two samples of wwu upper¬ division students (those with 90 credits and above) to evaluate the relationships of academic performance to students' admission status (either native or transfer) and other selected student characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, and age. The first sample measured academic performance in terms of cumulative WWU GPA. The second sample looked at grades earned in 300 and 400 level courses only (upper-division GPA). This report was prepared as a follow-up to an earlier study that used a much more limited sample. Females were found to have consistently higher ...


An Addendum To The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble Jun 1991

An Addendum To The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Introduction The sample of students whose records were analyzed in the Math Placement Test study published by the Office of Institutional Assessment and Testing earlier this month contained very few students who had taken the Basic Algebra level of the placement test. Therefore, another sample of students was drawn to in order to investigate the relationship of Basic Algebra Test scores to final mathematics course grade and to predict the probability a student has of passing (receiving a grade of c- or better) Math 102 or Math 151 depending upon the score he or she earned on the Basic Algebra ...


A Comparative Analysis Of The Academic Performance Of Native And Transfer Students, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Tracy Thorndike-Christ Jun 1991

A Comparative Analysis Of The Academic Performance Of Native And Transfer Students, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Tracy Thorndike-Christ

Office of Survey Research

Results of a study comparing the academic performance of native and transfer students.


An Addendum To The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Tracy Thorndike-Christ Jun 1991

An Addendum To The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Tracy Thorndike-Christ

Office of Survey Research

The effectiveness of the Math Placement Test, Basic, is analyzed.


The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble May 1991

The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: The Math Placement Tests have been used by all four-year institutions in the state of Washington to aid in the placement of students into their first college-level mathematics course since 1984. This report was prepared in response to concerns of Western Washington University's Mathematics Department regarding the usefulness of. the placement tests in correctly placing students in mathematics courses. The relationships of the math placement tests to final mathematics course grade and other indicators of academic achievement, including high school GPA, WPCT-Q score, and SAT-M score were evaluated. The math placement tests were found to be moderately ...


The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Tracy Thorndike-Christ May 1991

The Math Placement Tests: Relationships To Mathematics Course Performance, Mathematics Course Selection, And Other Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Tracy Thorndike-Christ

Office of Survey Research

The effectiveness of the Math Placement Tests (Intermediate and Advanced) is anayzed.


Burnout Among Head Start Social Services Coordinators In Region Iv, Robert Mason May 1991

Burnout Among Head Start Social Services Coordinators In Region Iv, Robert Mason

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The project was designed to study the nature of the burnout phenomenon among Head Start Social Services Coordinators in eight southeastern states. The association of age, sex, marital status, years employed, program size, caseload, race, education and perceived level of stress to the three subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) were correlated on a population of 59 coordinators representing 25% of the total population. Years employed was shown to be negatively correlated to the Emotional Exhaustion subscale. Perceived stress levels due to workload were most strongly associated with emotional exhaustion. Relationship to the other factors studied was not significant ...


The Mission Of Metropolitan Universities In The Utilization Of Knowledge: A Policy Analysis, Ernest Lynton Apr 1991

The Mission Of Metropolitan Universities In The Utilization Of Knowledge: A Policy Analysis, Ernest Lynton

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In the ecology of knowledge in modern society, efforts to enhance the utilization of knowledge are every bit as essential and as challenging as activities toward the creation of knowledge. An emphasis on the utilization of knowledge provides the defining mission of comprehensive or metropolitan universities. It demands a broadened conception of scholarship, and a high degree of interaction. In order to fulfill their mission, these institutions must develop appropriate internal and external bridging mechanisms, and make appropriate adaptations in the preparation, evaluation, and rewards of their faculty.


The Status Of Black And Hispanic Faculty In Massachusetts Colleges And Universities, Sandra E. Elman Apr 1991

The Status Of Black And Hispanic Faculty In Massachusetts Colleges And Universities, Sandra E. Elman

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

To implement policies and programs that facilitate recruitment and retention of minority faculty, educators and policymakers must first determine the status of Blacks and Hispanics in the Commonwealth's colleges and universities. The principal objective of this report is to provide that knowledge.

The study has a dual purpose: to develop a data base on the availability of and demand for Black and Hispanic faculty in Massachusetts institutions of higher education, and to enhance our understanding of the strategies and programs required to foster recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty. Furthermore, it seeks to identify hiring trends in different types ...


The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen: A Comparison Of The 1985 And 1989 Incoming Classes, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Apr 1991

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen: A Comparison Of The 1985 And 1989 Incoming Classes, Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: This report provides a summary of student responses to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey given to Western's 1985 and 1989 incoming freshman classes. The CIRP survey is used to gather information about the characteristics, •• interests, and goals of first-time freshmen nationwide. The majority of incoming freshmen in both 1985 and 1989 were female, 18 years old, U.S. citizens, and native speakers of English. Western's 1989 freshman class was more ethnically diverse than its 1985 counterpart. The proportion of students who were Caucasian went down during this four-year period while the proportion of students ...


The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen: A Comparison Of The 1985 And 1989 In-Coming Classes, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Robert M. Thorndike, Tracy Thorndike-Christ Apr 1991

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (Cirp) Survey Of Western Washington University Freshmen: A Comparison Of The 1985 And 1989 In-Coming Classes, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Robert M. Thorndike, Tracy Thorndike-Christ

Office of Survey Research

A comparison of Freshmen (CIRP) Survey results from the 1985 and 1989 administrations.


Review Of Literature On Remote Teaching Technologies And Teaching Effectiveness, Eleanor L. Kniker, Mark A. Edelman Mar 1991

Review Of Literature On Remote Teaching Technologies And Teaching Effectiveness, Eleanor L. Kniker, Mark A. Edelman

Economic Staff Paper Series

When learning over"television is measured against "conventional or classroom teaching" experiments are "difficult to design. The question becomes "What is really being measured?" Is it television against classroom? Teacher against teacher? Or, some interaction of variables? Secondlyit is often difficult to match pupils equally and.control all^design variables


Opportunity Knocked: The Origins Of Contemporary Comprehensive Colleges And Universities, Dorothy E. Finnegan Mar 1991

Opportunity Knocked: The Origins Of Contemporary Comprehensive Colleges And Universities, Dorothy E. Finnegan

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

Taken together, general statements concerning the nature of the contemporary American comprehensive colleges and universities punctuate the ambiguous state of knowledge about and recent research on this sector. This paper examines the origins of five major institutional types from which contemporary comprehensive institutions have emerged. The institutional types demonstrate that as an aggregate these colleges removed the gender, class, religious and racial barriers of the early higher education system by providing specialized curricula, by serving particular populations, or by combining these two traits. The origins of the five institutional types discussed are: normal schools/teachers colleges, sectarian colleges -- Protestant and ...


Survey Of Employers' Satisfaction With Western Washington University Graduates, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson, Robert M. Thorndike Mar 1991

Survey Of Employers' Satisfaction With Western Washington University Graduates, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Carl Simpson, Robert M. Thorndike

Office of Survey Research

Summary and analysis of data from a survey employers of WWU graduates.


Survey Of Employers' Satisfaction With Western Washington Graduates, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Robert M. Thorndike, Joseph E. Trimble Mar 1991

Survey Of Employers' Satisfaction With Western Washington Graduates, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Robert M. Thorndike, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: This report compiled information gathered in interviews with a sample of personnel managers and direct supervisors of organizations employing Western Washington University graduates from one to three years after their graduation. Personnel managers were questioned first. When asked to rate their emphasis of nine qualities of general employment, work or internship experience received the highest ratings of "great" emphasis. Having a broad liberal arts background received the highest ratings of "little" or "no" emphasis. A majority of personnel managers preferred that employees be flexible (47.4%), or valued skill training and flexibility equally (41.8%). It was also ...


A Ranking Of U.S. Graduate Programs In Urban Studies And Urban Affairs, James G. Strathman Mar 1991

A Ranking Of U.S. Graduate Programs In Urban Studies And Urban Affairs, James G. Strathman

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

A ranking of 33 Urban Studies and Urban Affairs graduate programs in the U.S. is developed from peer ratings obtained in a program survey and from citation activity reported in the Social Sciences Citation Index over the 1986-89 period. In addition, a breakdown of citations by broadly defined subject areas is presented. The survey revealed a difference between Ph.D. and MUS/MA programs in the perceived relative importance of peer evaluation and citations as rating criteria. The survey results also indicate that the degree of familiarity with other programs is lower than what has been observed in most ...


Summary Report Of Admissions And Graduation Requirements Of Selected Units And Programs At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Robert M. Thorndike, Joseph E. Trimble Feb 1991

Summary Report Of Admissions And Graduation Requirements Of Selected Units And Programs At Western Washington University, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Robert M. Thorndike, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Survey Research

Executive Summary: During Winter Quarter of 1990, all college department chairs and the deans of Huxley and Fairhaven Colleges were sent a questionnaire intended to delineate admission and graduation requirements. The questionnaire was followed by a telephone or in-person interview. For the purposes of readability, all respondents are referred to as departments. The survey results showed that nineteen departments have self-generated admission requirements, whose categories are as follows: 1) overall university GPA; 2) completion of foundation courses; 3) GPA within foundation courses; 4) credit completion; 5) audition, portfolio, or resume review. Sixteen of the above nineteen departments have multiple requirements ...


The Relationship Between Academic Performance, Students' Admission Status, And Selected Student Characteristics, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Tracy Thorndike-Christ Feb 1991

The Relationship Between Academic Performance, Students' Admission Status, And Selected Student Characteristics, Jacqueline M. Andrieu-Parker, Joseph E. Trimble, Tracy Thorndike-Christ

Office of Survey Research

Results of a comparison of native and transfers students' academic indicators at WWU.


Summary Report Of Admissions And Graduation Requirements Of Selected Units And Programs At Western Washington University, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Robert M. Thorndike Feb 1991

Summary Report Of Admissions And Graduation Requirements Of Selected Units And Programs At Western Washington University, Joseph E. Trimble, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Robert M. Thorndike

Office of Survey Research

Summary of departmental admissions and graduation requirements.