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Source Text Re-Use In Engineering Thesis And Dissertation Literature Reviews: A Comparison [Powerpoint Presentation], Edward J. Eckel Mr. Mar 2012

Source Text Re-Use In Engineering Thesis And Dissertation Literature Reviews: A Comparison [Powerpoint Presentation], Edward J. Eckel Mr.

Edward J Eckel

Using random samples of 150 engineering master's theses and 150 doctoral dissertations from the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database, the author conducted 30 Google searches of random seven word strings from the literature review sections for each thesis/dissertation, looking for textual matches to scholarly sources. The author then did a statistical comparison for significance between the thesis and dissertation data for the following measures: length of the longest verbatim string found for each thesis/dissertation, and the number of verbatim matches found for each thesis/dissertation. This study is designed to explore the following research question: Do engineering ...


What Learning Do We Value Within Our Institution?, Marilee J. Bresciani Jan 2012

What Learning Do We Value Within Our Institution?, Marilee J. Bresciani

Assessment in Action Conference

Using framing questions and institutional examples, this keynote will identify strategies for you to consider as you examine how your expectations for student learning and development align with institutional values. The keynote will close with some questions for you to consider as you determine how you can connect the learning you desire for your students to what the institution communicates that it values.


How Well Are You Organized To Deliver And Evaluate The Learning That You Value?, Marilee J. Bresciani Jan 2012

How Well Are You Organized To Deliver And Evaluate The Learning That You Value?, Marilee J. Bresciani

Assessment in Action Conference

This workshop will present some strategies to consider how well your curriculum (which include the co-curricular) is designed in order for your students to learn what you want them to learn. In addition, the workshop will provide some key questions and strategies to consider so that you can identify whether the learning you value is being demonstrated by your students. The workshop will close with providing you some ideas for how to collaborate so that data-driven decisions can be made in order to improve the learning that you value.