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Decoding The Disciplines At The Coas 6th Annual Symposium On Teaching And Learning, Pamela Reese Mar 2016

Decoding The Disciplines At The Coas 6th Annual Symposium On Teaching And Learning, Pamela Reese

Pam Reese

No abstract provided.


Courtroom And Classroom Across The Curriculum: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason Goldsmith Mar 2016

Courtroom And Classroom Across The Curriculum: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde draws on Robert Louis Stevensons intimate knowledge of Victorian legal culture knowledge Stevenson acquired while studying law at the University of Edinburgh. (Although he was called to the Scottish bar in 1875, he abandoned the legal profession and never practiced it.) Its trace can be found in the work's title, main characters, and narrative structure: the title suggests a legal action; Mr. Utterson is the legal representative of Henry Jekyll, who is himself both a doctor of law (LLD) and a doctor of Civil laws (DCL); and the final two ...


Integrating Informal Learning With Programs At The University/College Level, Brent Wilson, Aysenur Ozyer Mar 2016

Integrating Informal Learning With Programs At The University/College Level, Brent Wilson, Aysenur Ozyer

Brent Wilson

No abstract provided.


Cognitive Apprenticeships: An Instructional Design Review, Brent Wilson, Peggy Cole Mar 2016

Cognitive Apprenticeships: An Instructional Design Review, Brent Wilson, Peggy Cole

Brent Wilson

This discussion of the relationship between two related disciplines--cognitive psychology and instructional design (ID)--characterizes instructional design as a more applied discipline, which concerns itself more with prescriptions and models for designing instruction, while instructional psychologists conduct empirical research on learning and instructional processes. It is posited that a problem-solving orientation to education is needed if schoo]s are to achieve substantial learning outcomes, and the concept of cognitive apprenticeships, which emphasize returning instruction to settings where worthwhile problems can be worked with and solved, is proposed as a possible solution to this problem. A brief review of ID models ...


John Clare And The Art Of Politics, Jason Goldsmith Feb 2016

John Clare And The Art Of Politics, Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith's contribution to Volume 30 of the John Clare Society Journal. Article focuses on Clares poem, 'Don Juan' and its place in the University classroom.


The Relationship Between A College Preparation Program And At-Risk Students' College Readiness, Jennifer Cates, Scott Schaefle Jan 2016

The Relationship Between A College Preparation Program And At-Risk Students' College Readiness, Jennifer Cates, Scott Schaefle

Scott Schaefle

This study evaluates the relationship between elements of a college preparation program and the college readiness of low-income and/or Latina/o students at the completion of 6 years of participation in the program. Hours of participation in tutoring, mentoring, advising, college campus visits, summer programs, and educational field trips are examined in relationship to students' college-track course completion and Preliminary SAT (PSAT) participation. In addition, the relationship between students' expectations for college and their ranking of program activities is examined. Results indicate that key program elements related to college readiness include advising, college campus visits, and college information through ...


Creating An Academic Culture That Supports Community-Engaged Scholarship, John Saltmarsh, Mark Warren, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Lorna Rivera, Richard Fleming, Donna Friedman, Miren Uriarte Jan 2016

Creating An Academic Culture That Supports Community-Engaged Scholarship, John Saltmarsh, Mark Warren, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Lorna Rivera, Richard Fleming, Donna Friedman, Miren Uriarte

Lorna Rivera

An increasing number of campuses are working to build systems of incentives and supports for faculty who undertake community-engaged scholarship. Recognizing that the policies and cultures that shape faculty behavior for career advancement have not kept pace with changes in knowledge production and dissemination, many campuses are at some stage in the process of reconsidering and revising their reward structures to provide recognition for new forms of scholarship, including community-engaged, digital, and interdisciplinary scholarship.


Zombies In The Academy: Living Death In Higher Education, Ruth Walker, Christopher Moore, Andrew Whelan Jul 2015

Zombies In The Academy: Living Death In Higher Education, Ruth Walker, Christopher Moore, Andrew Whelan

Christopher L Moore Dr

No abstract provided.


Research Methodologies In The “South”, Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam Apr 2015

Research Methodologies In The “South”, Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Using Essence Reflection Meetings In Team-Based Project Courses, Todd Sedano, Cécile Péraire Feb 2015

Using Essence Reflection Meetings In Team-Based Project Courses, Todd Sedano, Cécile Péraire

Cécile Péraire

No abstract provided.


Faculty Writing Circles: Freedom To Explore And Flourish, Ludwika Goodson, Martha Coussement, Shannon Johnson Jul 2014

Faculty Writing Circles: Freedom To Explore And Flourish, Ludwika Goodson, Martha Coussement, Shannon Johnson

Shannon F Johnson

Asked to launch a faculty writing circle, our Center joined faculty to shape its mission and give members a “safe space,” a “source of accountability” (Nole, Hart, Soled, 2010), and writing support. We will report on milestones, resulting publications and presentations, library collaboration, and university wide writing initiatives showing the circle's evolution into a community of practice and how it has “harnessed the multiplier effects of collaborative processes...building upon informal networks within entities” (Nagy & Burch, 2009). By comparing this circle to those at other universities, we also will explore strategies and conditions that stimulate scholarly writing and benefit ...


Liberating Insight By Walking In Other People's Shoes, Gail Rathbun, Jane Leatherman, Rebecca Jensen Jun 2014

Liberating Insight By Walking In Other People's Shoes, Gail Rathbun, Jane Leatherman, Rebecca Jensen

Rebecca S Jensen

The researchers framed this program evaluation project as an investigation of the influences on teaching practices of a teaching center program participants and non-participants. Changes in teaching practices and the motivations for these changes of fifteen randomly chosen faculty were studied. Session participants will develop and analyze brief case studies using abbreviated data sets and three of the methods that were used in the study. Through hands on analysis of data, session participants will enhance their ability to evaluate the conclusions drawn by the researchers and become familiar with useful analytical frameworks that they can use in their own research ...


Off-The-Shelf: E- Book Platforms For Academic Libraries, Audrey Powers Nov 2013

Off-The-Shelf: E- Book Platforms For Academic Libraries, Audrey Powers

Audrey Powers

The presenters of this pre-conference will elaborate on the current state of e-book platforms in academic libraries from a holistic, experiential perspective and present important research findings discovered while preparing for this pre-conference and a future issue of Against The Grain. The topics covered will include an overview of e-book platforms including technical aspects and business models, lending platforms, aggregator platforms, publisher-specific platforms, and university press platforms. At the end of the session we will reconvene into smaller breakout groups which will enable participants to meet with the presenters individually to pose specific questions. The presenters include a variety of ...


Academic Writing, Emily Purser Jul 2013

Academic Writing, Emily Purser

Emily R Purser

No abstract provided.


Nanoscience For All: Strategies For Teaching Nanoscience To Undergraduate Freshmen Science And Non-Science Majors, Thomas Tretter, M. Jones, Michael Falvo May 2013

Nanoscience For All: Strategies For Teaching Nanoscience To Undergraduate Freshmen Science And Non-Science Majors, Thomas Tretter, M. Jones, Michael Falvo

Thomas Tretter

As the field of nanoscience continues to grow, there is an ongoing need for effective courses that communicate key nanoscience concepts to college students, including students who may not intend to pursue a science-related major. The semester-long course described here targeted first-year college students who are eligible for the course regardless of intended major. Foundational course design elements, including purposes, goals, and pedagogical strategies, are shared from the perspective of the instructor. Two core pedagogical strategies that served as a framework for much of the course included: a) concepts of spatial scale as an organizational schema; and b) the use ...


Learning Content / Teaching Language, Emily Purser, Alisa Percy May 2013

Learning Content / Teaching Language, Emily Purser, Alisa Percy

Alisa Percy, PhD

English language teaching in universities is shaped in complex ways by the internationalization of higher education, student mobility and technological development. Within and around English medium universities, educational programs have to respond to changing national, institutional and departmental level understandings of students’ learning needs. In Australia, lecturers across the academic disciplines face, in classrooms and online, a high proportion of students who enter into disciplinary studies before they are quite proficient in the language of instruction – and institutions are required to demonstrate to the national education quality and standards agency (TEQSA) that they are helping international students to develop their ...


Quasi-Experiment Examining Cafeteria-Style Grading In Social Work Education, Brandon Youker, Lyza Ingraham May 2013

Quasi-Experiment Examining Cafeteria-Style Grading In Social Work Education, Brandon Youker, Lyza Ingraham

Brandon W. Youker Ph.D

Cafeteria-style grading system is an individualized student assessment method whereby students choose their assignments from an expansive and diverse pool of assignments. In this study, students are non-randomly assigned to two sections of the same social work course. The first section received cafeteria-style assignments and grading system (i.e., experimental group) while the comparison section received the traditional method of grading. Students in both sections video record a demonstration exercise; the recordings are reviewed and scored by experts from a panel of social work professors. Preliminary results show an effect on student attendance but no effect on GPA or student ...


Twenty-First Century College Commentaries, Mary Ferguson Feb 2013

Twenty-First Century College Commentaries, Mary Ferguson

Mary J. Ferguson, Ed. D.

My parents were children of second generation post slavery parents; they valued the educational basics of math, reading and writing. When I revisited the requirements my parents demanded from us as child scholars, it reminded me of how simple things use to be in order to live an educated, simple and responsible life. ‘Go to college’ was their number one educational demand; having lived through the Great Depression, they valued God, education and our country. My siblings were the first generation of college students to obtain higher education or should I say four-year degrees in my family. School was a ...


Zombies In The Academy: Living Death In Higher Education, Ruth Walker, Christopher Moore, Andrew Whelan Dec 2012

Zombies In The Academy: Living Death In Higher Education, Ruth Walker, Christopher Moore, Andrew Whelan

Ruth Walker

No abstract provided.


Undead Universities, The Plagiarism Plague, Paranoia And Hypercitation’, Ruth Walker Dec 2012

Undead Universities, The Plagiarism Plague, Paranoia And Hypercitation’, Ruth Walker

Ruth Walker

No abstract provided.


Early Sport Specializers, Laura Petranek Oct 2012

Early Sport Specializers, Laura Petranek

Laura Jones Petranek

No abstract provided.


Envisioning The Future Of Doctoral Education : Preparing Stewards Of The Discipline, Carnegie Essays On The Doctorate, George Walker Oct 2012

Envisioning The Future Of Doctoral Education : Preparing Stewards Of The Discipline, Carnegie Essays On The Doctorate, George Walker

George E. Walker

Envisioning the Future of Doctoral Education is a collection of essays commissioned for the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate. The question posed to the essayists in this volume was "If you could start de novo, what would be the best way to structure doctoral education in your field to prepare stewards of the discipline?" The authors of the essays are respected thinkers, researchers, and scholars who are experienced with and thoughtful about doctoral education.


The Formation Of Scholars : Rethinking Doctoral Education For The Twenty-First Century, George Walker Oct 2012

The Formation Of Scholars : Rethinking Doctoral Education For The Twenty-First Century, George Walker

George E. Walker

This book distills the lessons learned from a five-year action and research project with more than 80 doctoral programs committed to better preparing graduates. Six disciplines were included: Chemistry, education, English, history, mathematics and neuroscience.


In Search Of A Different Accounting Graduate: Entry-Point Determinants Of Students’ Performance In An Undergraduate Accountancy Degree Programme In Singapore, Poh Sun Seow, Shan Chi Gary Pan, Siok Wan, Joanne Tay Aug 2012

In Search Of A Different Accounting Graduate: Entry-Point Determinants Of Students’ Performance In An Undergraduate Accountancy Degree Programme In Singapore, Poh Sun Seow, Shan Chi Gary Pan, Siok Wan, Joanne Tay

Gary PAN

This study investigates the association of prior academic achievement, admission interview, critical thinking, mathematical aptitude, gender and age with successful academic performance in an undergraduate accountancy degree programme at a Singapore university. The purpose of revisiting the determinants of academic performance is twofold: firstly, university accounting education in Singapore has changed greatly since Koh and Koh’s earlier study (1999), so this study examines if determinants previously identified as significant continue to be so in the new setting; secondly, the study tests the usefulness of admission interview in identifying applicants who achieve subsequent academic success. All the data on students ...


Authenticity In Academic Development: The Myth Of Neutrality, Gail Rathbun, Nancy Turner Jul 2012

Authenticity In Academic Development: The Myth Of Neutrality, Gail Rathbun, Nancy Turner

Gail A. Rathbun

Academic developers are often positioned as intermediaries who wield value-neutral tools—language, models, and techniques—in service of decidedly non-neutral institutional goals. We challenge the value of perpetuating the ideal of the neutrality of academic developers and their tools by examining the ways in which our resources and approaches produce imbalances of control, power, and authority in a consulting relationship. We suggest that the values embedded within the practices of academic development lead developers, and the people they help, to act inauthentically. By recognizing the improbability of neutrality in academic development work, the authors seek to open the way to ...


Reconnecting Language And Learning: Re-Integrating Academic And Language/Learning Development, Alisa Percy Jul 2012

Reconnecting Language And Learning: Re-Integrating Academic And Language/Learning Development, Alisa Percy

Alisa Percy, PhD

This presentation is concerned with the connection between academic development and language and learning development practitioners in Australian higher education. In 2002, Rowland argued that academic development could work as a ‘re-integrating force’ (p54) to bring a sense of coherence to professional life in the academy that had become fragmented across five fault-lines: the purpose of higher education, the relationship between students and teachers, the relationship between teachers and managers, the tension between teaching and research, and the fragmentation of knowledge. In this presentation, I propose a sixth fault line; that is, the pedagogical fracture between language and learning, which ...


How Technology Affects Deep Reading Skills: Technology And Adult Learners, Chase Clow Apr 2012

How Technology Affects Deep Reading Skills: Technology And Adult Learners, Chase Clow

Chase Clow

Thanks to project Gutenburg and ebrary, classic literature is now freely available to be read on various hand held devices such as Kindle, iPADs, and Laptops. Chase Clow will present on how students in the Humanities Seminar accessed course readings on these popular devices, how technology pairs with our Pathways student population, and how technology can affect the deep reading skills required for academic success in the various humanities disciplines.


Teaching Entrepreneurship And Intrapreneurship Throughout The Pharmacy Curriculum: Creating Agents Of Change, Erin Albert, Laurence Kennedy, Jane Gervasio Jan 2012

Teaching Entrepreneurship And Intrapreneurship Throughout The Pharmacy Curriculum: Creating Agents Of Change, Erin Albert, Laurence Kennedy, Jane Gervasio

Jane M. Gervasio

Abstract from the First International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health, Oklahoma City, OK, February 27-28, 2012.


'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Approaching 'A Rose For Emily' Through Meddler-In-The-Middle Pedagogy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Approaching 'A Rose For Emily' Through Meddler-In-The-Middle Pedagogy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.