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Nontraditional Student Risk Factors And Gender As Predictors For Enrollment In College Distance Education, Tammy Crews Pao Mar 2016

Nontraditional Student Risk Factors And Gender As Predictors For Enrollment In College Distance Education, Tammy Crews Pao

Educational Studies Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation was to examine whether nontraditional student age, female gender, and the possession of nontraditional student risk factors predict enrollment in distance education college courses. This dissertation used data from the most recent National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), which consisted of approximately 95,000 undergraduate students who were enrolled in higher education in 2011-2012. The results of a logistic regression analysis indicated that both nontraditional student age and female gender were strong predictors of enrollment in distance education, whereas the number of nontraditional student risk indicators was a partial predictor. As leaders in higher ...


Faculty Work: Moving Beyond The Paradox Of Autonomy And Collaboration, Mark A. Hower Jan 2012

Faculty Work: Moving Beyond The Paradox Of Autonomy And Collaboration, Mark A. Hower

Dissertations & Theses

Freedom to pursue one's intellectual interests, known as professional autonomy, is a valued and longstanding faculty tradition. Profound changes in society and the academy, however, suggest new values may be emerging. Collaboration, for example, is increasingly vital to success outside of the academy, and faculty culture, long an individualistic domain, may be shifting in response. This multiple case study explores how faculty members experience the relationship between professional autonomy and collaboration within the context of their department work. Faculty members in four departments were interviewed and both qualitative and simple quantitative data collected. The study found faculty members satisfied ...


Using Course Assessments To Train Teachers In Functional Behavior Assessment And Behavioral Intervention Plan Techniques, Moira Fallon, Jie Zhang, Eun-Joo Kim Jan 2011

Using Course Assessments To Train Teachers In Functional Behavior Assessment And Behavioral Intervention Plan Techniques, Moira Fallon, Jie Zhang, Eun-Joo Kim

Education and Human Development Faculty Publications

As the need to train more teachers to work in inclusive classrooms increases, college instructors should identify and implement course assessments measuring their effectiveness in training practices. Skills in managing the challenging behaviors of students with disabilities, such as autism and emotional disturbances are important for teachers worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of a course assessment to develop Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The course assessment used in this study was developed, revised, and then implemented to evaluate participants‘ knowledge to identify, assess and develop plans to improve challenging behaviors ...


Social Networking In Collegiate Public Relations, Leon Bracey Dec 2010

Social Networking In Collegiate Public Relations, Leon Bracey

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

A guide describing the importance of institutions of higher education implement social networking policies and procedures. The project includes a manual and marketing plan that will be implemented by the author of the project at his employer, Georgia Perimeter College.


The Church Of The Nazarene: A Denomination And Its Colleges: A Mixed Methods Study, Mark A. Mountain Jan 2009

The Church Of The Nazarene: A Denomination And Its Colleges: A Mixed Methods Study, Mark A. Mountain

Scholarship – President's Office

The purpose for this study was to provide a framework for the Church of the Nazarene to examine the ongoing church-college relationship. At the Church of the Nazarene’s centennial, this study sought to examine the balance between institutional mission and academic philosophy on church-relatedness in the Church of the Nazarene’s higher education bodies within the United States.

The qualitative research brought to light several themes. The first was that the Church of the Nazarene is very unique its relationship between church and college. A second theme that was evident was the strong sense of institutional loyalty. And a ...


Leadership Practices Of Chief Academic Officers From Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A Comparative Analysis, Melanie Mcdonald Jan 2006

Leadership Practices Of Chief Academic Officers From Hispanic-Serving Institutions: A Comparative Analysis, Melanie Mcdonald

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Challenge Of Higher Education, Steven Michels Jan 2005

The Challenge Of Higher Education, Steven Michels

Government Faculty Publications

The spiraling cost of education, the spread of technology, and the competitive nature of the job market have changed the very notion of what education should be and who should pay for it.

This chapter proposes a series of practical reforms, designed to work within the existing structure of higher education. The underlying assumption is that higher education in Connecticut is best served by allowing the natural forces of the market to determine the direction of growth and development. Minimal government interference will mean the greatest amount of choice and the highest quality of education for students in the state.


Promising Practices: Collaboration Among Catholic Bishops And University Presidents, Michael Galligan-Stierle General Ed. Jan 2005

Promising Practices: Collaboration Among Catholic Bishops And University Presidents, Michael Galligan-Stierle General Ed.

Sacred Heart University Press Books

A project of the Bishops and Presidents Subcommittee of the USCCB Education Committee, in collaboration with the Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities.

In May 2001, The Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States was promulgated, eleven years after the issuing of the document. Following the publishing of Guidelines Concerning the Mandatum in Catholic Universities in July 2001, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Education reconstituted the Bishops and Presidents Subcommittee “as a forum for an ongoing conversation on higher education issues.” The subcommittee aimed to find ways to strengthen cooperation between Catholic higher education ...


Lay Leaders In Catholic Higher Education: An Emerging Paradigm For The Twenty-First Century, Anthony J. Cernera, Ed. Jan 2005

Lay Leaders In Catholic Higher Education: An Emerging Paradigm For The Twenty-First Century, Anthony J. Cernera, Ed.

Sacred Heart University Press Books

Since the Second Vatican Council, lay women and men are assuming greater responsibility for guiding the mission of the Catholic Church in the modern world. This is particularly the case in institutions of Catholic higher education in the United States. The eighteen essays in this volume, based on presentations at a conference sponsored by Sacred Heart University and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, examine the many challenges facing lay leaders of Catholic institutions of higher learning. The volume begins with a report on a detailed study of the background of lay leaders; the essays that follow address such ...


The Impact Of Environmental Issues And Stakeholder Expectations On U.S. Institutional And Programmatic Accreditation, Barbara L. Tedesco Jan 2000

The Impact Of Environmental Issues And Stakeholder Expectations On U.S. Institutional And Programmatic Accreditation, Barbara L. Tedesco

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Relationship Between Cosmopolitan-Local Orientation And Job Satisfaction Among Admissions Personnel At Christian Colleges In The United States And Canada, Jon P. Harr Aug 1999

The Relationship Between Cosmopolitan-Local Orientation And Job Satisfaction Among Admissions Personnel At Christian Colleges In The United States And Canada, Jon P. Harr

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In recent years, the challenges facing college admissions professionals have increased, and turnover in the field has become an area of concern. A review of the literature indicated that surprisingly little research had been done in the area of job satisfaction for college admissions professionals and, in particular, Christian college admissions professionals. No direct application of professional (cosmopolitan-local) orientation to the admissions profession could be found in the literature. As a result, the primary purpose of this study was to examine both the level of job satisfaction and the cosmopolitan-local orientation of Christian college admissions professionals, and to determine if ...


The Perceived Role Of The University Residence Hall Director, Jan Akers Jun 1978

The Perceived Role Of The University Residence Hall Director, Jan Akers

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study was concerned with locating areas of differences in residents' perceptions of the role of the director --either a young professional or a "dorm mother" type--in their own residence halls on the 'estern Kentucky University campus. The perceptions were obtained through the use of a twenty-one item instrument (developed by the researcher) to which 1,111 students responded. The data were tabulated by sex, by residence nails, by halls with young professional directors, by halls with older "dorm mother" directors, and by a total overall. Slight differences were found between male and female students and between the various groups ...