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An Investigation Of Nominalization And Lexical Density In Undergraduate Research Proposals, Thu Ha T. Nguyen, Emily C. Edwards Jun 2015

An Investigation Of Nominalization And Lexical Density In Undergraduate Research Proposals, Thu Ha T. Nguyen, Emily C. Edwards

Bahram Kazemian

Academic writing is considered an essential skill for academic success not only for undergraduate study but also for students’ further education and professional development. This writing genre has certain characteristics often lacking in students’ research writing. This study explores two characteristics in students’ research proposals, nominalization and lexical density (LD), after the students completed courses on academic writing and Second Language Research (SLR) in their second year at a Vietnamese pedagogical university. It also investigates the effectiveness of writing training in increasing students’ performance regarding the use of given features. The findings, obtained from analyzing students’ proposals and recorded interviews ...


Learning Outcomes Assessment At American Library Association Accredited Master’S Programs In Library And Information Studies, Win Shih May 2015

Learning Outcomes Assessment At American Library Association Accredited Master’S Programs In Library And Information Studies, Win Shih

Win Shih

There is an increasing emphasis on learning outcomes assessment in the accreditation process in higher education in general and in library education specifically. This mixed methods study investigated the practice of outcomes assessment at master’s programs in library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Six salient themes emerged from the survey responses of Accreditation Liaison officers and the content analysis of 12 program presentations of MLIS programs. First, outcomes assessment has taken hold at MLIS programs in which 93% of programs have adopting a common set of learning goals and ...


Extending And Accelerating Global Business-Education Partnerships, Dylan Kissane, John Farrell Jan 2014

Extending And Accelerating Global Business-Education Partnerships, Dylan Kissane, John Farrell

Dylan Kissane

Senior management in contemporary graduate business education must respond are the trends that are leaving a marked impact on the traditional business models of business schools. Key stakeholders in the business education ecosystem, including the students, the corporate employers and the business schools themselves, demand more of graduate education in order that their respective careers flourish, future employees have the requisite skills and experience, and business education institutions survive. Yet as in any system, survival is but a minimum requirement; successful programs seek not only to survive but to thrive, embracing the change that these three trends place on graduate ...


(Re)Setting The Agenda For College Men Of Color: Lessons Learned From A 15-Year Movement To Improve Black Male Student Success, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2014

(Re)Setting The Agenda For College Men Of Color: Lessons Learned From A 15-Year Movement To Improve Black Male Student Success, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Between 1997 and 2012, much was done on college campuses and elsewhere to improve Black male student achievement. Notwithstanding, their enrollments, academic performance, and rates of baccalaureate degree attainment remain just as troublesome now as they were 15 years ago. But why? And what can be learned as various stakeholders introduce future initiatives in response to issues affecting Black undergraduate men, as well as Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI), Latino, and Native American male collegians? In this chapter, I chronicle the 15-year emphasis on Black male students in U.S. higher education. I first catalogue a range of efforts enacted ...


Is Industrial And Labour Relations A Misfit As An Academic Programme Floated In Specialised Universities Of Education?, Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi Jan 2014

Is Industrial And Labour Relations A Misfit As An Academic Programme Floated In Specialised Universities Of Education?, Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi

Olukunle Saheed, OLUDEYI

Some of us who drank from the pot of wisdom and knowledge and who benefited from the technical skills and professional understanding advanced by the premier university of education, Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, consider the upkeep and continuous development of this vast-growing university as a serious subject of concern. Among other issues considered as germane to the university in her quest for excellence in teaching, research and community service, the recent deletion of some courses in the university, is one of such areas of worries to some of us who hold the institution in ...


A Cohort's Culture Of Learning, Kelly Visnak Jan 2014

A Cohort's Culture Of Learning, Kelly Visnak

Kelly Visnak

This study explored the social involvement among cohort members from a professional graduate program delivered in a blended learning environment. Qualitative directed content analysis was used with a methodological framework derived from Edgar Schein’s (2010) ten dimensions of learning culture. The findings showed the cohort developed a culture of learning.


Libraries And Educational Technologies 2013 Academic Program Review Self-Study, Jenne M. Klotz, Andrea H. Adams Nov 2013

Libraries And Educational Technologies 2013 Academic Program Review Self-Study, Jenne M. Klotz, Andrea H. Adams

Jenne M. Klotz

This academic program review covers fiscal years 2007-2013 for the libraries and educational technologies division of James Madison University.


Education, Employment, And Health Outcomes For Black Boys And Young Men: Opportunities For Research And Advocacy Collaboration, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant Jun 2013

Education, Employment, And Health Outcomes For Black Boys And Young Men: Opportunities For Research And Advocacy Collaboration, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


Understanding High-Achieving African American Students, John A. Gipson Jr. Apr 2013

Understanding High-Achieving African American Students, John A. Gipson Jr.

John A Gipson Jr., M.Ed.

No abstract provided.


Five Things Student Affairs Administrators Can Do To Improve Success Among College Men Of Color, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2013

Five Things Student Affairs Administrators Can Do To Improve Success Among College Men Of Color, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

They are outnumbered at most colleges and universities, their grade point averages are among the lowest of all undergraduate students, their engagement in classrooms and enriching out-of-class experiences is alarmingly low, and their attrition rates are comparatively higher than those of White students in U.S. higher education. Their same-race female peers earn larger shares of degrees at all levels, from associate's through doctoral. Encounters with racism, racial stereotypes, microaggressions, and low expectations from professors and others undermine their academic outcomes, sense of belonging, and willingness to seek help and utilize campus resources. At predominantly White institutions, they are ...


Policies That Enhance Learning And Teaching, Shannon M. Chance, Pamela L. Eddy, Gavin Duffy, Brian Bowe, Jen Harvey Jan 2013

Policies That Enhance Learning And Teaching, Shannon M. Chance, Pamela L. Eddy, Gavin Duffy, Brian Bowe, Jen Harvey

Shannon M. Chance

Educational institutions often implement policies with the intention of influencing how learning and teaching occur. Generally, such policies are not as effective as their makers would like; changing the behavior of third-level teachers proves difficult. Nevertheless, a policy instituted in 2006 at the Dublin Institute of Technology has met with success: each newly hired faculty member must have a post-graduate qualification in “Learning and Teaching” or successfully complete one within the first two years of employment. The intention is to build teachers’ knowledge about student-centered pedagogies and their capacity to implement them. As a result of this policy (and associated ...


“Pleasantly Unexpected”: The Nature And Impact Of Resident Advisors’ Functional Relationships With Faculty, Mimi Benjamin, Kimberly A. Griffin Jan 2013

“Pleasantly Unexpected”: The Nature And Impact Of Resident Advisors’ Functional Relationships With Faculty, Mimi Benjamin, Kimberly A. Griffin

Kimberly A. Griffin

No abstract provided.


Risk Analysis & Management In Student-Centered Spacecraft Development Projects, Jeremy Straub, Ronald Fevig, James Casler, Om Yadav Jan 2013

Risk Analysis & Management In Student-Centered Spacecraft Development Projects, Jeremy Straub, Ronald Fevig, James Casler, Om Yadav

Jeremy Straub

Student involvement in any engineering project introduces an element of risk. This risk is particularly pronounced with small spacecraft projects, as a failure of the spacecraft on-orbit can result in a complete failure of the mission. However, student involvement in these projects is critical to allow research aims to be accomplished, in a university setting, and to train the next generation of spacecraft engineering professionals. The nature of risks posed by student involvement is discussed and a framework for assessing and mitigating these risks presented.


Frantz Fanon Ambivalence Revisited In America’S Faculty: Narratives Of Black And White Faculty Struggles With Cross Cultural Mentoring, Dave A. Louis, Scott D. Michel Jan 2013

Frantz Fanon Ambivalence Revisited In America’S Faculty: Narratives Of Black And White Faculty Struggles With Cross Cultural Mentoring, Dave A. Louis, Scott D. Michel

Dave A Louis

No abstract provided.


College Student Development Theory: Traditional-Age White Millennials, John A. Gipson Jr. Dec 2012

College Student Development Theory: Traditional-Age White Millennials, John A. Gipson Jr.

John A Gipson Jr., M.Ed.

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Higher Education Preparation Programs: Implications For Policy And Practice, Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2012

The Future Of Higher Education Preparation Programs: Implications For Policy And Practice, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Half of the sitting university presidents in the United States are over the age of 60 (American Council of Education, 2012a). Thus, they are nearing the age of retirement. This poses a problem and makes the preparation of leaders to replace them of particular importance. Higher education administration programs have been an academic preparation ground for those aspiring to higher education leadership. In prior years, it was most common that higher education program graduates were offered lower- and middle-level management positions in colleges and universities. Similarly some of these graduates developed careers in government agencies dealing with higher education issues ...


Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration, Sydney Freeman Jr., David Diramio Nov 2012

Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration, Sydney Freeman Jr., David Diramio

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

This study is an examination of the hiring practices of top-ranked higher education administration graduate programs in the United States. A total of 39 program coordinators, department heads, and/or deans were asked using qualitative methods to address the phenomenon of faculty hiring, including why a majority of top-ranked programs preferred hiring faculty who have doctorates from other top programs. One of the findings indicates that top-programs indeed hire them for very practical reason as identified in the study. Findings from this study should inform the decision-making of higher education program coordinators, department heads, and deans as they conduct faculty ...


The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs: A Presidential Perspective, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances K. Kochan Jun 2012

The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs: A Presidential Perspective, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances K. Kochan

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The accountability movement in higher education is gaining momentum in the United States

and around the world. In recent years, there has been growing pressure on higher education

institutions to demonstrate their value through various accountability measures, with a strong focus upon

the assessment of student progress and success. In the U.S., this pressure has come from

state and federal government , accrediting agencies, parents, and the general public. Additionally, the

changing environment within the teaching and learning process is impacting the manner in which students

will be assessed and the purposes of this assessment . Thus, there is a growing ...


Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal May 2012

Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

This article is in response to EvoLLLution's May Panel discussion entitled "Adult student retention: Why devote special resources to this group?" and focuses on the value that adult students add to higher education institutions.


A Critical Perfomance Analysis Of Thin Client Platforms, Faith J. Shimba, Renatus Michael May 2012

A Critical Perfomance Analysis Of Thin Client Platforms, Faith J. Shimba, Renatus Michael

Faith J Shimba

The nature of operation of Thin Client computing makes their performance to be affected by both the quality of the network and the terminals. For the past few years, there are few analyses on the performance of Thin Clients that can produce reliable, valid, and up-to-date results collected in a well designed and evaluated experiment based research. This paper analyses the performance of Thin Clients through experiment based research. The approach is to use benchmark application which is designed specifically for measurement of desktop computers by inserting delays in the visual elements of such benchmark application. In this technique, packet ...


Black Professors Managing Mentorship: Implications Of Applying Social Exchange Frameworks To Our Understanding Of The Influence Of Student Interaction On Scholarly Productivity, Kimberly A. Griffin May 2012

Black Professors Managing Mentorship: Implications Of Applying Social Exchange Frameworks To Our Understanding Of The Influence Of Student Interaction On Scholarly Productivity, Kimberly A. Griffin

Kimberly A. Griffin

No abstract provided.


"Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education", Sydney Freeman Jr. Apr 2012

"Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs : A Presidential Perspective", Sydney Freeman Jr. Apr 2012

The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs : A Presidential Perspective", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


The Journey Towards Developing Political Consciousness Through Activism For Mexican American Women, Ebelia Hernandez Apr 2012

The Journey Towards Developing Political Consciousness Through Activism For Mexican American Women, Ebelia Hernandez

Ebelia Hernandez

This study examined how Mexican American women made meaning of their undergraduate activism and its potential implications on their development toward self-authorship. The developing political consciousness model emerged from their interviews to demonstrate the process of developing increasingly complex social knowledge, the shift of motivation to engage in activism from being a peer expectation to an internalized life calling, and an increasingly complex understanding of political tactics and ability to collaborate with members and other organizations for the goal of achieving political change.


El Académico Mexicano Miembro Del Sistema Nacional De Investigadores: Una Primera Exploración Con Base En Los Resultados De La Encuesta "La Reconfiguración De La Profesión Académica En México", Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Ana L. De La Cruz - Santana, Rocío Rodríguez-García, Ramón A. Cedillo-Nakay, Ma. G. Villaseñor-Amézquita Mar 2012

El Académico Mexicano Miembro Del Sistema Nacional De Investigadores: Una Primera Exploración Con Base En Los Resultados De La Encuesta "La Reconfiguración De La Profesión Académica En México", Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Ana L. De La Cruz - Santana, Rocío Rodríguez-García, Ramón A. Cedillo-Nakay, Ma. G. Villaseñor-Amézquita

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

El desarrollo reciente de la educación superior mexicana no solamente ha sido cuantitativo, sino que también se han presentado transformaciones en varios de sus aspectos centrales. Los académicos, en particular, han transitado de ser catedráticos, a docentes y, hoy en día, a ser investigadores. Sin que ninguno de estos tipos ideales haya desaparecido, sobre los hechos se ha ido conformando un nuevo académico que fundamenta su unicidad en sus actividades de investigación y en ser miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. En este resporte se lleva a cabo una primera aproximación al perfil del académico-investigaor, situándolo en el contexto de ...


Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents’ Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances Kochan Mar 2012

Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents’ Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances Kochan

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The purpose of this study was to examine university presidents’ perceptions of their academic doctoral preparation program as it related to their preparation for the university presidency. Us-ing a mixed methods approach, thirteen presidents shared what knowledge and competencies they perceived as having learned while in their doctoral program. The areas of knowledge they be-lieved they developed were foundational knowledge, knowledge acquisition of context, and com-plex cognitive knowledge. The four competencies areas they believed they refined in their pro-grams were interpersonal development, personal attributes, management, and communications. They identified fund-raising as an area they were not well prepared for.

The ...


The Influence Of Family Dynamics On Ethnic Identity Among Adult Latinas, Sylvia Martinez, Vasti Torres, Lisa Wallace White, Christianne I. Medrano, Andrea L. Robledo, Ebelia Hernandez Jan 2012

The Influence Of Family Dynamics On Ethnic Identity Among Adult Latinas, Sylvia Martinez, Vasti Torres, Lisa Wallace White, Christianne I. Medrano, Andrea L. Robledo, Ebelia Hernandez

Ebelia Hernandez

No abstract provided.


“Oh, Of Course I’M Going To Go To College”: Understanding The Role Of Habitus In The College Choice Process Of Black Immigrant College Students, Kimberly A. Griffin, Wilfredo Del Pilar, Kadian Mcintosh, Autumn Griffin Jan 2012

“Oh, Of Course I’M Going To Go To College”: Understanding The Role Of Habitus In The College Choice Process Of Black Immigrant College Students, Kimberly A. Griffin, Wilfredo Del Pilar, Kadian Mcintosh, Autumn Griffin

Kimberly A. Griffin

No abstract provided.


Beyond Institutional Commitment: Understanding The Influence Of Campus Racial Climate On Efforts To Promote Diversity In Graduate Education, Kimberly A. Griffin, Marcela Muniz, Lorelle Espinosa Jan 2012

Beyond Institutional Commitment: Understanding The Influence Of Campus Racial Climate On Efforts To Promote Diversity In Graduate Education, Kimberly A. Griffin, Marcela Muniz, Lorelle Espinosa

Kimberly A. Griffin

No abstract provided.


What You Get When You Give: An Analysis Of How Graduate Students Benefit From Serving As Mentors., Richard J. Reddick, Kimberly A. Griffin, Richard A. Cherwitz, Aida Cérda-Pražák, Nathan Bunch Jan 2012

What You Get When You Give: An Analysis Of How Graduate Students Benefit From Serving As Mentors., Richard J. Reddick, Kimberly A. Griffin, Richard A. Cherwitz, Aida Cérda-Pražák, Nathan Bunch

Kimberly A. Griffin

No abstract provided.