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Review: Steve: The Art Museum Social Tagging Project., Mark Mcbride Dec 2007

Review: Steve: The Art Museum Social Tagging Project., Mark Mcbride

Mark F McBride

The Steve Museum is a social tagging project created by volunteers from art museums and galleries. The main goal is to create user generated descriptions for works of art, because we all view, experience, and describe art differently.


For A Moment I Feel Free: Homeless Women And A Garden-Based Learning Program, Catherine Ann Pierce Dec 2007

For A Moment I Feel Free: Homeless Women And A Garden-Based Learning Program, Catherine Ann Pierce

Doctoral Dissertations

A recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (2007) concluded that in January 2005 at least 754,147 people were homeless on an average day. Families with children are the fastest-growing sector of the homeless population and comprise 40% of the homeless population. Most of these families are headed by single women and reside in shelters rather than on the streets. Loss of one’s home, the conditions of shelter life, and the physical and sexual abuse that often precipitate homelessness result in diminished self-efficacy and hope. There is an urgent need to mitigate ...


Effectiveness Of An Evidence-Based Curriculum Module In Nursing Schools: Targeting Safe Patient Handling And Movement, Nancy Menzel, Audrey L. Nelson, Thomas R. Waters, Nancy Hughes, Pamela C. Hagan, Gail Powell-Cope, Viviam Thompson Dec 2007

Effectiveness Of An Evidence-Based Curriculum Module In Nursing Schools: Targeting Safe Patient Handling And Movement, Nancy Menzel, Audrey L. Nelson, Thomas R. Waters, Nancy Hughes, Pamela C. Hagan, Gail Powell-Cope, Viviam Thompson

Nursing Faculty Publications

Nursing schools in the United States have not been teaching evidence-based practices for safe patient handling, putting their graduates at risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The specific aim of this study was to translate research related to safe patient handling into the curricula of nursing schools and evaluate the impact on nurse educators and students' intentions to use safe patient handling techniques. Nurse educators at 26 nursing schools received curricular materials and training; nursing students received the evidence-based curriculum module. There were three control sites. Questionnaires were used to collect data on knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about safe patient handling ...


The Use Of Horticulture Therapy Techniques With Four Comprehensive Development Classroom Students In Four High School Horticulture Classes, Jamie Lynn Mundy Dec 2007

The Use Of Horticulture Therapy Techniques With Four Comprehensive Development Classroom Students In Four High School Horticulture Classes, Jamie Lynn Mundy

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore people-plant interactions and discover the affects of using horticulture therapy techniques with four comprehensive development classroom (CDC) students in four high school horticulture classes. The central research question addressed during the study was, “How do horticulture therapy techniques affect cognitive abilities, emotional behaviors, and social behaviors of CDC students in high school horticulture classes?”

The researcher used a total of three different instruments in order to measure various capabilities of each child. These three quantitative instruments utilized during the study consisted of a General Horticulture Knowledge Test, an Emotions Face Test, and ...


Mary Dooley Oral History Interview By Deborah Anderson Silvers, November 14, 2007, Mary Dooley (Interviewee), Deborah Anderson Silvers (Interviewer) Nov 2007

Mary Dooley Oral History Interview By Deborah Anderson Silvers, November 14, 2007, Mary Dooley (Interviewee), Deborah Anderson Silvers (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Oral history interview with Mary Dooley, band administrator and color guard director of the Herd of Thunder Marching Band. Dooley joined the band program in 1998, the year it started, having previously worked at a high school for twelve years. Some decisions about the band had already been made when she arrived, such as its name and uniform, but the first band director had to decide what style the band was going to be and design the shows. The first few years were a process of trial and error, since there were no established procedures or traditions for the Herd ...


Graduate Connections- November 2007 Nov 2007

Graduate Connections- November 2007

Graduate Connections: A Newsletter for UNL Graduate Students published by the Office of Graduate Studies

In This Issue:

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Navigating Graduate School........... 1

Staying On Track

We <3 Doctoral Forms

Essential Connections...................... 3

Academic Integrity Quiz

Graduate Studies Web Site

Professional Development............... 5

Letters of Recommendation

CV Formatting Tips

Preparing Future Faculty Program

Teaching Tip: ..................................... 5

Assessing Teaching Innovations

Interactions........................................10

Fellowship Winners

Grad Student Association News

Funding Opportunities.....................11

Announcements................................13

Graduate Studies Bulletin Online

Applications for 08-09 Fellowships

Conversation Partners Program

Calendar.............................................14

Degree Deadlines

Readers’ Corner................................14

How to Write a Lot


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Diane Russell, David Ashley, Grace Russell Nov 2007

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Diane Russell, David Ashley, Grace Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Economics Of Tuition And Fees In American Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Oct 2007

The Economics Of Tuition And Fees In American Higher Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Working Papers

This paper provides an introduction to the economics of tuition and fees in American Higher Education. It summarizes data on undergraduate tuition and fee levels in public and private institutions, discusses the forms of financial assistance that students receive, and provides explanations for why tuition and fees for undergraduate students in both private and public higher education institutions in the United States have increased, on average, by 2 to 3.5 percentage points a year more than the rate of increase in consumer prices. Finally, it briefly addresses tuition and fees in graduate professional and doctoral programs in the United ...


Int 100 Fall 2007, Rob Morrison Oct 2007

Int 100 Fall 2007, Rob Morrison

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Technical Ebooks: A Solution Looking For A Problem, Peggy Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, Richard A. Stoddart Oct 2007

Technical Ebooks: A Solution Looking For A Problem, Peggy Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, Richard A. Stoddart

Barbara Glackin

Albertsons Library at Boise State University has been slow to move into the ebook arena for a variety of reasons including the inadequacies of simultaneous user models and the uncertainty of ebook technology. However, the most significant question for BSU has been usefulness of ebooks to their patrons. Are ebooks a passing fad or are they the answer to improved access to information? In January 2006, BSU selected a small group of technical books in an electronic format via the ProQuest Safari Tech Books Online database. This session will discuss the rational behind selecting technical books as an introduction to ...


Patterns Of District Performance In Student Achievement: Connecting Resources To Student Achievement, Peter Simpson, Robert K. Gable, Stacey L. Kite Oct 2007

Patterns Of District Performance In Student Achievement: Connecting Resources To Student Achievement, Peter Simpson, Robert K. Gable, Stacey L. Kite

School Finance and Student Achievement

This presentation is the first sequence of a three-phase study using a mixed method sequential explanatory strategy (Creswell, 2003). The study is research in-progress that investigates how resources can increase or diminish the value resources as they move through the education delivery system contributing in variations in its overall performance (Porter, 1985). The study is unique, because it combines, and is based on microeconomic and complex adaptive theories to examine resource utilization within school districts. This first sequence has two analytical goals and steps: (1) to verify the significant correlation, but with patterns of variability for district performance measured by ...


Information Media News, Vol. 37, No. 1, St. Cloud State University Oct 2007

Information Media News, Vol. 37, No. 1, St. Cloud State University

Information Media Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Inside Story Of A Global Research Project: Lifelong Learning And Higher Education, John A. Henschke Edd Oct 2007

Inside Story Of A Global Research Project: Lifelong Learning And Higher Education, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

This paper focuses on a process for helping a traditional higher education institution make a shift toward an orientation of lifelong learning. The sections provided are: Background of the relationship between University of Missouri and University of Western Cape; the international bridge building conferences; characteristic elements and measurable performance indicators; culture - development of new directions and related questions; impetus for the project; difficulties of bringing together the thinking from many countries; confusion that emerged, understanding communications, tensions and how they originated; differences throughout; fulfilling and contradicting expectations; comparing national and international networks; values and disappointments in international work; mosaic-stone adding ...


Evaluation Of An Adult Education Technology Program, Iwasan D. Kejawa Ed.D Oct 2007

Evaluation Of An Adult Education Technology Program, Iwasan D. Kejawa Ed.D

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adult education technology program at a chartered alternative adult education center in Florida. The adult education center had a low rate of students passing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). This study examined the impact of the use of computer technology in an effort to improve student learning in mathematics, reading, and science. Computers at the institution were used by all students for tutorials to prepare them for the FCAT and to obtain a high school diploma. The research questions for this study were as follows: 1. Is the education technology ...


Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Shane Bevell, Barbara Cloud, Joy Drohan, Adam Baer, Holly Ivy De Vore, Gian Galassi, Eric Leake Oct 2007

Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Shane Bevell, Barbara Cloud, Joy Drohan, Adam Baer, Holly Ivy De Vore, Gian Galassi, Eric Leake

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Grace Russell Oct 2007

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Grace Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of U.S. National And State Level Policy On The Nature And Scope Of K-12 Virtual Schooling, Anna Lukemeyer, Kent J. Crippen, Leanna Archambeault Oct 2007

The Impact Of U.S. National And State Level Policy On The Nature And Scope Of K-12 Virtual Schooling, Anna Lukemeyer, Kent J. Crippen, Leanna Archambeault

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

During the past five years, virtual schools in the United States have gained popularity and acceptance as viable alternatives to the traditional school system through provisions for charter schools under Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This paper describes the existing federal policies that are driving the online virtual school movement, and how one state, Nevada, has set forth and interpreted specific policies regarding online distance education. In addition, this paper identifies the beliefs acting as the driving forces ...


An Analysis Of Rx For Discovery Reading For Elementary Students Below Average In Reading, Susan Kay Stanley Oct 2007

An Analysis Of Rx For Discovery Reading For Elementary Students Below Average In Reading, Susan Kay Stanley

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Rx for Discovery Reading® is an intervention developed by the National Institute for Learning Development to impact the reading abilities of students below grade level in reading. The program was designed to address every area of reading acquisition, but, for this study, the areas of phonological processing, decoding, and fluency were investigated using pre- and post-test scores from the KTEA-II, GORT, and DIBELS. The problem studied was whether Rx for Discovery Reading® would raise the mean standard scores in the three areas at the conclusion of the field test. Using a small-group format, twenty-nine students who were not on grade ...


The Evolution Of Quality Assurance In Higher Education, C Barnabas Charles Sep 2007

The Evolution Of Quality Assurance In Higher Education, C Barnabas Charles

Faculty Working Papers from the School of Education

Based on the historical foundations of American higher education, there are a number of references in the literature to important milestones relating to institutional quality and accountability, particularly with regard to program review, evaluation, assessment and accreditation. And even though accreditation did not exist as we know it in higher education’s earliest history, it is still possible to identify those developments that were precursors to contemporary practices in accreditation and assessment. Through the use of appropriate citation of researchers and writers on the issues of institutional quality and accountability, this article critically discusses how these early developments influenced the ...


Ageless Hope: Diversity's Effects (Access & Equality) On Accreditation, Curtis B. Charles Sep 2007

Ageless Hope: Diversity's Effects (Access & Equality) On Accreditation, Curtis B. Charles

Faculty Working Papers from the School of Education

In 1994, the cover of the February issue of Progressive Architecture (PA), featured an article entitled: “Can this Profession be saved?” The following year, (September 1995), PA continued its examination of the architecture profession, this time focusing on “The Schools: How they are Failing the Profession.” In January 2003, the Chronicle of Higher Education added to this literary invasion by deploying a missile across the bows of architecture education with an article entitled: “The Multiple Failures of Architecture Education.” All three of these articles paint a very pessimistic picture of the state of architecture education and forces one to question ...


The Importance Of Intellectual Property Licensing In 21st Century Libraries, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2007

The Importance Of Intellectual Property Licensing In 21st Century Libraries, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Electronic Reserves And The Failed Confu Guidelines: A Place To Start Negotiations, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2007

Electronic Reserves And The Failed Confu Guidelines: A Place To Start Negotiations, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Mamie Peers, Grace Russell, Cate Weeks Sep 2007

Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Mamie Peers, Grace Russell, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Gamma Sigma Delta Newsletter - Nebraska Chapter, Issue #34, September 2007 Sep 2007

Gamma Sigma Delta Newsletter - Nebraska Chapter, Issue #34, September 2007

Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter, Newsletters

CONTENTS:
President’s Message
Find Important Details in this Newsletter Regarding the Following Fall Activities of Gamma Sigma Delta
Needed Membership Coordinator
GAMMA SIGMA DELTA COMMITTEES 2007
The Gamma Sigma Delta Fall 2007 Seminar
Environmental Literacy
Gamma Sigma Delta Annual Meeting
NOMINATIONS FOR GAMMA SIGMA DELTA
NOMINATION FOR FACULTY, MANAGERIAL/PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
Merit Award Nomination
Extension Award Nomination
Research Award Nomination
Teaching Award Nomination
In Memoriam
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM


Digital Object Identifiers And Their Use In Libraries, Jue Wang Sep 2007

Digital Object Identifiers And Their Use In Libraries, Jue Wang

DLPS Faculty Publications

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifications that are assigned to any entity in order to manage intellectual content on digital networks. The DOI system has been managed by an open membership consortium, the International DOI Foundation (IDF), founded in 1998. Usage of the DOI system is cross-industry beyond academic publishing. This article provides an overview of what a DOI is; the structure of DOI; DOI Registration Agencies (RA); metadata associated with DOIs, and advantages for libraries.


An Emic View Of Student Writing And The Writing Process, Michael Hass, Jan Osborn Aug 2007

An Emic View Of Student Writing And The Writing Process, Michael Hass, Jan Osborn

English Faculty Articles and Research

This study uses student reflections of previous success in academic writing to guide instructors as they design writing assignments. Seventy-one students in five classes responded to a questionnaire designed to help them identify particularly successful writing experiences and reflect on the circumstances, strategies, and methods they believed impacted their success. Student responses to these questions were analyzed to identify broad categories or themes. This process produced an "emic" or insider's view of what constitutes successful writing assignments and writing process. The findings suggest that students self report their writing as successful when the writing assignment engenders engagement, commitment, collaboration ...


Aching To Retire? The Rise In The Full Retirement Age And Its Impact On The Social Security Disability Rolls, Mark Duggan, Perry Singleton, Jae Song Aug 2007

Aching To Retire? The Rise In The Full Retirement Age And Its Impact On The Social Security Disability Rolls, Mark Duggan, Perry Singleton, Jae Song

Health Care Management Papers

The Social Security Amendments of 1983 reduced the generosity of Social Security retired worker benefits in the U.S. by increasing the program's full retirement age from 65 to 67 and increasing the penalty for claiming benefits at the early retirement age of 62. These changes were phased in gradually, so that individuals born in or before 1937 were unaffected and those born in 1960 or later were fully affected. No corresponding changes were made to the program's disabled worker benefits, and thus the relative generosity of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits increased. In this paper, we ...


Graduate Connections- August 2007 Aug 2007

Graduate Connections- August 2007

Graduate Connections: A Newsletter for UNL Graduate Students published by the Office of Graduate Studies

In This Issue:

Click on links to navigate the newsletter

Navigating Graduate School...........1

Tips for a Successful First Year

New Student Orientation

International Student Orientation

Essential Connections.......................3

Academic Integrity

Professional Development...............4

Campus-wide TA Workshops

Teaching Documentation Program

Teaching Tip: Online Handbook......5

Interactions........................................6

Research Fair Winners

Grad Student Association News

Research News..................................7

Grant Writing Seminar

NURAMP Research Mgmt Program

Funding Opportunities......................8

Announcements.................................9

Health Insurance

Full-Time Certification Form Online

Syllabus Policy

Online Graduate Bulletin

Grad Student Award Nominations

Excellence in Graduate Ed Award

Calendar.............................................10

Readers’ Corner................................11

The Art of Learning


The Effectiveness Of A Dynamic Interdisciplinary Food Safety Curriculum Targeted On Middle School Students In Scott County, Sarah M. Johnson Aug 2007

The Effectiveness Of A Dynamic Interdisciplinary Food Safety Curriculum Targeted On Middle School Students In Scott County, Sarah M. Johnson

Masters Theses

The focus of this study was to provide a comparison of data collected from seventh grade students on food safety knowledge who have been through USDA’s National Integrated Food Safety Initiative program with those seventh grade students who have had no formal school instruction on this topic. Middle school students were specifically targeted because they are more likely to synthesize this information in a way that will lead to the development of new behaviors.

The population consisted of seventh grade students at Burchfield, Fairview, Huntsville and Oneida Middle Schools. Burchfield and Huntsville were the two schools used as the ...


International Education Personified: Community In An International “Buddy” Program, Jannan Poppen Aug 2007

International Education Personified: Community In An International “Buddy” Program, Jannan Poppen

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study is to ascertain whether participation in the buddy program at a large public research university in the Southeastern United States by international students and students who have studied abroad is perceived to contribute to a keener sense of belonging, elimination of loneliness, and formation of social networks (Cheng 2004). Cheng describes these three aspects as “directly associated with his or her [student’s] sense of community” (p. 221). Through in-depth interviews, the researcher explores perceptions of community between the two populations of students.