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Globalization Of Higher Education In Malaysia, Isaac Taylor Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In Malaysia, Isaac Taylor

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The purpose of this paper is to highlight how globalization and the development of knowledgebased economy is effecting the higher education system of Malaysia. This reflective analysis examined the policies and practices, in the higher education of Malaysia that internationalizes its higher education systems; the impact of globalization and the development of knowledge based economy; the cultural landscape of higher education in Malaysia towards globalization; and any international organizations or resources to identify/critique the impact of globalization of Malaysia’s higher education systems. As a result, quality assurance has been the key factor in promoting globalization in Malaysia Higher ...


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Globalization Of Higher Education In Senegal, Ashley N. Morris Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In Senegal, Ashley N. Morris

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This paper marks the changes that have taken place in the Senegalese higher education system. As Senegalese citizens and leaders have worked diligently to improve their economy and society as a whole, they have experienced a great deal of obstacles in moving forward. Throughout this process, education has been an important aspect to improving the economic and social development of the country. Included in this economic, social, and educational overhaul, higher education was a component that required a great deal of work. In order to contend in the global society, the higher education system needed to be reformed. This paper ...


Globalization Of Higher Education In United Arab Emirates, John S. Spranza Iii Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In United Arab Emirates, John S. Spranza Iii

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This article explores the educational history of the United Arab Emirates, a young and vastly wealthy nation located in the Middle East. A nation for just over 40 years, its leaders have struggled with educating and supporting its native population and managing the massive infusion of immigrants created by the progressive job markets established within its borders. With a mix of mandated free education for natives and a lucrative educational investment market from various other nations, the educational structure in the UAE has become a unique system that attracts students and faculty from around the world. The opulent landscapes of ...


Higher Education In Ecuador: A Reflective Analysis, Crystal Edenfield Jan 2016

Higher Education In Ecuador: A Reflective Analysis, Crystal Edenfield

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Over the last decade, many changes have taken place in Ecuador regarding education, specifically higher education. A new president was elected in 2006 and as a result a new constitution was approved in 2008. This new constitution offered educational opportunities to all Ecuadorians. The purpose of this paper is to analyze higher education in Ecuador. It will discuss and react to Ecuador’s demographics as well as the highlights of the country’s higher education system. It will conclude with considering the implications.


Globalization Of Higher Education In Greece, John O. Lemay Iv Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In Greece, John O. Lemay Iv

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The current paper examines the system of higher education in Greece. This discussion incorporates details that describe a brief history of the system’s overall formation, an environmental snapshot of the country’s current demographics and economic situation as well as similar information for their overall higher education system. Also, details regarding how the Greek system of higher education is structured (for both the university and technological sectors) and situated within the country’s larger governmental system are considered. Next, the paper considers challenges that are currently being faced by the country and how they may impact their higher education ...


Globalization Of Higher Education In South Africa, Donald L. Ariail Jan 2016

Globalization Of Higher Education In South Africa, Donald L. Ariail

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Despite being the smallest of the BRICS in population and having a relatively small number of public institutions of higher education (HE), South Africa (SA) has several world class universities and is the HE leader on the African continent. This paper presents an overview of various demographic aspect of HE in SA including types of institutions, popular fields of study, faculty demographics, government expenditures on HE, and the availability of financial aid. However, the focus of the paper is on globalization factors such as distance education, the presence of foreign university branch campuses, SA as a destination for international students ...


Sexual Attitudes As Predictors Of Homonegativity In College Women, James G. Archibald, Tamera Dunn Jan 2014

Sexual Attitudes As Predictors Of Homonegativity In College Women, James G. Archibald, Tamera Dunn

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Rancorous attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men are widespread in the United States (Morrison, Parriag, & Morrison, 1999). Homonegativity is any prejudicial attitude or discriminatory behavior directed toward an individual because of his or her homosexual orientation (Morrison, McLeod, Morrison, Anderson, & O’Connor, 1997). A small amount of research has been done regarding women’s attitudes towards lesbians. The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential relationship between sexual attitude expression and homonegativity. It was hypothesized that females with conservative sexual attitudes would show higher levels of homonegativity, and females with liberal sexual attitudes should show more non-homonegative ...


Collaborative Efforts: Raising Students’ Multicultural Consciousness Through Academic Affairs And Student Affairs Partnerships, Shannon R. Dean Jan 2014

Collaborative Efforts: Raising Students’ Multicultural Consciousness Through Academic Affairs And Student Affairs Partnerships, Shannon R. Dean

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This article presents the need to shift language around multicultural competence to multicultural consciousness in the context of college students’ learning and development. Engaging in collaboration between academic and student affairs around multicultural consciousness supports student learning. Finally, the article outlines examples of three collaborations that can enrich students’ learning and development in the area of multicultural consciousness.


Collaborating For Professional Development, Jillian A. Martin Jan 2014

Collaborating For Professional Development, Jillian A. Martin

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Collaborations in higher education often focus on creating opportunities to promote student learning and development (Brower & Inkelas, 2010; Jacoby, 1999; Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, Whitt,& Associates, 2010). While student learning is the chief concern of institutions of higher education, institutional leaders should also focus on the professional development of personnel, namely faculty and student affairs administrators, who are responsible for student learning in the classroom and co-curriculum. Institutional leaders can use professional development to transform the historically insular work of academic and student affairs into a collaborative enterprise.


Georgia Journal Of College Student Affairs, Georgia College Personnel Association (Gcpa) Jan 2014

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Student Affairs Professionals’ Perceptions Of Campus Incivility, Amy J. Zieziula, Daniel W. Calhoun Jan 2014

Student Affairs Professionals’ Perceptions Of Campus Incivility, Amy J. Zieziula, Daniel W. Calhoun

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The purpose of this study was to gather data regarding student affairs professionals’ perceptions of student incivility and which acts of incivility are most often observed. Results from 409 participants suggested that student affairs professionals perceive that “very uncivil” acts are observed less often whereas acts that are perceived to be neither civil nor uncivil are witnessed more frequently. In addition, findings indicated that student affairs professionals are seeing an increase in uncivil acts related to social media and technology, and the manner in which students are using social media to vent frustrations with campus staff and their peers. Finally ...


Book Review, Brenda L.H. Marina Jan 2014

Book Review, Brenda L.H. Marina

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Book review on Women and Leadership in Higher Education (2014).


Developing Faculty-Staff Collaborations To Foster A Culture Of Environmental Justice, Andrew M. Wells Jan 2014

Developing Faculty-Staff Collaborations To Foster A Culture Of Environmental Justice, Andrew M. Wells

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As science and society better understand the challenges of global climate change, colleges and universities must prepare students to be environmentally just actors. To prepare tomorrow’s leaders, today’s educators must foster a culture of environmental justice on college campuses through independent efforts and collaborations between faculty and staff. This article examines the potential for student and academic affairs to collaborate to enhance students’ learning about environmental justice through liberal arts education. The author also provides examples of pro-environmental work done in student and academic affairs and introduces opportunities for collaboration between staff and faculty.


Undergraduate Research Experiences: An Opportunity For Academic And Student Affairs Collaboration, Tiffany J. Davis Jan 2014

Undergraduate Research Experiences: An Opportunity For Academic And Student Affairs Collaboration, Tiffany J. Davis

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Participation in high-impact educational activities produces high levels of achievement of desirable educational outcomes across domains including intellectual and practical skills, personal and social responsibility, and integrative and applied learning (Kuh, 2008). The student co-curricular experience has traditionally been viewed as the ‘laboratory’ for this type of affective and psychosocial development, with student affairs professionals serving as guides and mentors. This article includes some ideas, grounded both in current literature and my professional experience, for how student affairs professionals can begin to create meaningful collaborations with academic affairs.


Collaborating With Academic Affairs To Cultivate Environments That Support Student Integrity, J. Matthew Garrett, Alex C. Lange Jan 2014

Collaborating With Academic Affairs To Cultivate Environments That Support Student Integrity, J. Matthew Garrett, Alex C. Lange

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Integrity development has been recognized as a common outcome at many colleges and universities (Association of American Colleges & Universities, 2012; Chickering & Reisser, 1993; Dugan & Komives, 2007; Higher Education Research Institute, 1996). Thus, it is important to create academic and student affairs collaborations that promote the development of students’ integrity and values clarification. In this article, we briefly discuss existing and new integrity research that informs how practitioners and administrators can structure environments supportive of students’ value clarification and congruence with their actions on campus. We use student Honor Codes/Codes of Conduct as an example source of collaboration on campus.


Introduction, Candace E. Maddox, T. W. Cauthen, Diane L. Cooper Jan 2014

Introduction, Candace E. Maddox, T. W. Cauthen, Diane L. Cooper

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Introduction to issue


Behavioral Intervention Teams: A Campus Wide Collaboration, Douglas Bell Jan 2014

Behavioral Intervention Teams: A Campus Wide Collaboration, Douglas Bell

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Campus behavioral intervention teams vary greatly from campus to campus, guided by their institution’s mission statement, ensuring a safe, educational environment for all members of the campus community. Assessments and interventions of distressed students and students exhibiting disturbing behavior provide a unique opportunity to collaborate with constituents of the campus community. This collaborative approach will assist in eliminating information silos and allow meaningful student interventions to take place.


A Conceptual Model For Collaboration To Combat The Summer Melt Of Students From Low-Income Backgrounds, Carrie V. Smith Jan 2014

A Conceptual Model For Collaboration To Combat The Summer Melt Of Students From Low-Income Backgrounds, Carrie V. Smith

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This article includes a suggested model for postsecondary institutions to address the problem of summer melt among students from low-income backgrounds. The model accounts for four areas deemed integral support systems for low-income students to matriculate. The following partners are advised: student affairs, admissions, counselor education graduate programs, K-12 counselors, and financial aid. Within this collaboration, personnel within the student affairs divisions serve as the conveners and developmental experts. The article also outlines a summer melt prevention program that could be the focus of this type of collaboration. Due to the unique multiltifaceted design of this model, the author includes ...


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An Assessment Of Faculty Job Satisfaction In Georgia’S Technical College System Using Bolman And Deal’S Four Organizational Frameworks, Bee S. Hart, Brenda L.H. Marina Jan 2014

An Assessment Of Faculty Job Satisfaction In Georgia’S Technical College System Using Bolman And Deal’S Four Organizational Frameworks, Bee S. Hart, Brenda L.H. Marina

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This study examined the extent to which elements within Bolman and Deal’s (2003) four organizational frameworks impacted the job satisfaction of full-time faculty working within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). A factor analysis coupled with a linear regression analysis found that elements within Bolman and Deal’s structural framework had the greatest impact.


Raising The Bar And Surpassing Expectations, Niles Reddick, Nicholas Urquhart Jan 2014

Raising The Bar And Surpassing Expectations, Niles Reddick, Nicholas Urquhart

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The purpose of this paper is to highlight changes that were made as part of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s Complete College Georgia initiative, which was a broader University System of Georgia’s effort that linked to Complete College America. Specifically, we focused on the creation and evolution of a retention program that originated from changes in our standards of academic progress. The changes reflected a philosophical shift from the college being a traditional associate’s degree granting institution to being a baccalaureate degree granting institution. We also discuss other factors that may have attributed to the success of the ...


African-American Male Initiatives: Collaborating For Success, Zoe M. Johnson Jan 2014

African-American Male Initiatives: Collaborating For Success, Zoe M. Johnson

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This article provides guidance for those looking to establish an African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) on their campus. The hallmark of a strong AAMI is collaboration. This article explores contextual factors that influence the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of African-American males in higher education. It includes the development and growth of the University of Georgia’s African-American Male Experience. Reflections and recommendations are provided along with an in-depth review of collaborative challenges and questions to ask in launching an AAMI collaboration on any campus.


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The Benefits And Barriers Of Physical Activity Among College Students, Berkley Henshaw, James G. Archibald Jan 2013

The Benefits And Barriers Of Physical Activity Among College Students, Berkley Henshaw, James G. Archibald

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According to the DHHS, one third of adults in the United States do not participate in enough physical activity (Coronado, Sos, Talbot, Do & Taylor, 2010). "Physical inactivity is a serious health problem among university students," (Irwin, 2007, p.40). This poses a great danger to students who have serious health issues. "Thirty-seven percent of the college student population is overweight, with 11 % being obese," (Berg, An, Ahluwalia, 2013, p. 389). Even though the benefits of participating in physical activity are proven to increase psychological and physiological health, many college students do not meet the minimal recommendations for physical activity (Kilpatrick, Herbert & Bartholomew, 2005). Obesity has increased among college students due to lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle, such as long periods of sitting and inactivity (Bragg, Carolyn, Kaye & Desmond, 2009). "Specifically, weight gain in the first few years of college is becoming an important concern affecting the likelihood that more young adults are, or will become obese," (Gruber, 2008, p.557). On average, weight gain is greater among college students compared to the general population (English, 2009). However, students can improve their health by including exercise 5 days each week for 30 min (English, 2009). Students have an array of physical activity options available to them through campus recreational facilities; for example, recreational sports, games, weight lifting, swimming, or outdoor activities. These activities range from moderate to vigorous intensity levels (Coronado, Sos, Talbot, Do & Taylor, 2010). While it may appear simplistic to engage in these activities, there are challenges and barriers that can impede students from reaping the benefits of physical activity. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the benefits and challenges of physical activity for college students.


Influence Of Alternative Break Program Participation On College Students' Development Of, Danny N. Glassman, Merrily S. Dunn, Michelle M. Espino Jan 2013

Influence Of Alternative Break Program Participation On College Students' Development Of, Danny N. Glassman, Merrily S. Dunn, Michelle M. Espino

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Although an ample amount of research on college students' moral reasoning exists, little has been written about the degree to which participation in community service and alternative break programs results in growth of moral reasoning. This study investigated the extent to which participation in alternative break programs resulted in the development of college students' moral reasoning. Results of pre- and post-Defining Issues Tests showed statistically significant differences between males and females and between White and non-White students. Implications regarding the influence of gender and ethnicity on alternative break programs outcomes and further research are discussed.


The Organizational Commitment Of Chief Housing Officers, Curtis Erwin, Brenda L.H. Marina Jan 2013

The Organizational Commitment Of Chief Housing Officers, Curtis Erwin, Brenda L.H. Marina

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The purposes of this study was to ( 1) examine the extent that locus of control influences the organizational commitment of Chief Housing Officers and (2) review background factors such as gender, salary range, and institutional type Chief Housing Officers and any relationships related to level of locus of control and organizational commitment. The role of Chief Housing Officers requires a wide array of skills, which include a multitude of daily job stressors. How a Chief Housing Officer manages these stressors has an impact on the success, and longevity of his or her career within the role. When organizational commitment is ...


It's Not To Be Discussed: Safety, Acceptance, And Professional Development For Lgbtq Faculty At A Large Southeastern University, Jessie Barnett, Jessica Legge Muilenburg, Corey W. Johnson, Jennifer Miracle Jan 2013

It's Not To Be Discussed: Safety, Acceptance, And Professional Development For Lgbtq Faculty At A Large Southeastern University, Jessie Barnett, Jessica Legge Muilenburg, Corey W. Johnson, Jennifer Miracle

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Studies show that a discriminatory, unsafe university environment negatively impacts educators identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. The purpose of this study was to describe perceptions of safety, acceptance, and professional development from LGBTQ faculty at a Southeastern university. LGBTQfaculty (n=21) completed an online survey with open-ended questions. Analysis of detailed responses using the constant comparative method resulted in six themes, including: Identity management in the work place, repercussions of identity disclosure on career trajectory, and lack of support from university administration. These themes are illustrated using participant data and then used to provide recommendations for change.


Skills And Perceptions Of Entry-Level Staff Supervision, Daniel W. Calhoun, Roger Mitch Nasser Jr. Jan 2013

Skills And Perceptions Of Entry-Level Staff Supervision, Daniel W. Calhoun, Roger Mitch Nasser Jr.

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The following study consisted of 532 respondents to a survey related to the supervision of entrylevel staff in student affairs. Participants included both supervisors of entry-level staff and entrylevel staff themselves. Individuals shared their thoughts and experiences regarding the supervision of this population. Themes emerged in four areas: Readiness for the supervisory role, challenges related to supervision, supervisor skills, and working through transition. Implications and recommendations for practice and further research are discussed.