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Chinese Yuan And The American Dollar, Kimberly D. Scott Nov 2015

Chinese Yuan And The American Dollar, Kimberly D. Scott

Kimberly D Scott

The economic relationship between China and the United States has been a hit and miss discussion over the years. One question, in particular, has stimulated more than speculation, but empirical research of whether we know that China's currency is undervalued is certainly a trigger to perform further research.


Big Ideas “Ted” Talk Session: Inspiring Innovation And Inquiry, Lawrence Bergie, Britta W. Mckenna Oct 2015

Big Ideas “Ted” Talk Session: Inspiring Innovation And Inquiry, Lawrence Bergie, Britta W. Mckenna

Lawrence Bergie

The day will begin with six stories from innovative school districts, told in a short, engaging, “TED” talk format. After each story, David Chan and Henry Thiele will lead a time of reflection, sharing ideas, thoughts and connections. School professionals will share their stories about themes including: Inspiring Innovation and Inquiry.


Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan Sustainability Chapter, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamad Farzinmoghadam, Kylie A. Landrey, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh, Ezra Small, Ted Mendoza, Jason J. Burbank, Robert Ryan, Dennis Swinford, Niels La Cour, Alexander Stepanov Oct 2015

Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan Sustainability Chapter, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamad Farzinmoghadam, Kylie A. Landrey, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh, Ezra Small, Ted Mendoza, Jason J. Burbank, Robert Ryan, Dennis Swinford, Niels La Cour, Alexander Stepanov

Ludmilla D Pavlova

The UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan Sustainability Chapter articulates the manner in which the Campus Master Plan 2012 principles translate into specific recommendations for campus systems development in support of future smart growth. It summarizes the current physical campus-scale planning projects that Facilities & Campus Services have completed during and after the Master Plan process, and incorporates other operational and educational initiatives that have engaged our campus community as we plan for sustainability. The CMP Chapter is organized in three major sections: i) sustainability overview; ii) campus master plan systems; iii) current initiatives; and iv) next steps. The first section provides the context for sustainability planning at UMass Amherst and summarizes key drivers, such as the Climate Action Plan of 2012 and our approach to greenhouse gas emissions accounting. The second section articulates the Campus Master Plan 2012 systems approach to sustainability ...


Strategic Priorities: A Roadmap Through Change For Library Leaders, Anne M. Casey Oct 2015

Strategic Priorities: A Roadmap Through Change For Library Leaders, Anne M. Casey

Anne Marie Casey

Twenty-first century academic libraries need to adapt on a regular basis because external forces such as increased pressures from the institution and accreditation organizations, emerging technologies, or budget reductions create new conditions. In a twenty-year period ending in 2008, academic library spending shifted substantially from physical to electronic resources and from staff and student salary lines to professionals, signaling profound changes in the way libraries do business. “Then just as academic … libraries were settling into these new behaviors, the worst recession in seventy-five years occurred, forcing many … to concern themselves with survival and making difficult decisions based on reduced levels ...


Aligning With Aviation Industry Expectations And Requirements: Improving The Presentation Skills Of Erau Graduate Business Students, Janet K. Tinoco, Jason Alvarez Oct 2015

Aligning With Aviation Industry Expectations And Requirements: Improving The Presentation Skills Of Erau Graduate Business Students, Janet K. Tinoco, Jason Alvarez

Janet K. Tinoco

MBA students have diverse set of presentation skill levels. Students come from many parts of the world, different undergraduate degree programs, and with widely varying employment histories, if any at all. They need to build their understanding of what to present to whom and how.


Labor And Regional Development In The U.S.A.: Building A High Road Infrastructure In Buffalo, New York, Ian Greer, Lou Jean Fleron Sep 2015

Labor And Regional Development In The U.S.A.: Building A High Road Infrastructure In Buffalo, New York, Ian Greer, Lou Jean Fleron

Ian Greer

[Excerpt] In a country where worker representatives lack broadly institutionalized roles as "social partners," how can they play a constructive role in solving the problems of regional development? In Buffalo, New York, regularized, labor-inclusive procedures of problem solving involving multiple coalition partners – what we call a high-road social infrastructure – has emerged. Socially engaged researchers and educators have played a role in spreading lessons and organizing dialogue. Despite the emergence of regional cooperation, however, successful development politics are hampered by many of the same problems seen in European regions, including uncertainty about the best union strategy, hostility from business and political ...


Higher Education And Income Distribution In A Less Developed Country, Gary S. Fields Sep 2015

Higher Education And Income Distribution In A Less Developed Country, Gary S. Fields

Gary S Fields

[Excerpt] The primary purpose of this paper is to empirically test among both the intra- and the inter-generational version of these three hypotheses for higher (i.e. post-secondary) levels of education for one less developed country, Kenya. A secondary purpose is to investigate other economic aspects of spending on higher education, most notably the question of horizontal equity in school finance. Before proceeding, a methodological point is in order. There is no consensus in the public economics literature on what is a suitable criterion for assessing the equitability of a fiscal programme. At least three criteria may be distinguished (the ...


Private Returns And Social Equity In The Financing Of Higher Education, Gary S. Fields Sep 2015

Private Returns And Social Equity In The Financing Of Higher Education, Gary S. Fields

Gary S Fields

[Excerpt] A widespread phenomenon in developing countries has been the rapid growth of schools and institutions of higher learning resulting in a so-called ‘education explosion’. One possible explanation for the education explosion is that education is a profitable personal investment, as evidenced by high private rates of return. The high private returns are translated into demands on politicians for additional schooling spaces. To gain or maintain public favour, each politician uses his influence to try to increase the number of schools in his constituency. By this chain of events, growth of educational systems might be anticipated as long as private ...


Annual Review Of Social Partnerships 2015 - Arsp 10th Issue, Maria May Seitanidi, Arno Kourula, Jennifer S. A. Leigh, Verena Bitzer, Salla Laasonen, Amelia Clarke, Lucian Hudson, José Carlos Marques, Stella Pfisterer, David Hyatt, Adriane Macdonald, Lea Stadtler, Pieter Glasbergen, Adolf Acquaye, Jessica Mankowski, Julia Diaz, Lamberto Zollo, Adriana Reynaga Morales, Domenico Dentoni, Jill Bogie, Cheryl Martens, Ozgu Karakulak Sep 2015

Annual Review Of Social Partnerships 2015 - Arsp 10th Issue, Maria May Seitanidi, Arno Kourula, Jennifer S. A. Leigh, Verena Bitzer, Salla Laasonen, Amelia Clarke, Lucian Hudson, José Carlos Marques, Stella Pfisterer, David Hyatt, Adriane Macdonald, Lea Stadtler, Pieter Glasbergen, Adolf Acquaye, Jessica Mankowski, Julia Diaz, Lamberto Zollo, Adriana Reynaga Morales, Domenico Dentoni, Jill Bogie, Cheryl Martens, Ozgu Karakulak

Maria May Seitanidi

This is the 10th celebratory issue of the Annual Review of Social Partnerships (ARSP) that provides annually the one-stop shop of high quality curated content in cross-sector collaboration research and practice from around the world. In over 100 pages this issue covers: * State of the art review of 100+ new publications on cross-sector partnerships * New tools for designing highly interactive cross-sector collaboration teaching * Academic and practitioner insights through interviews and original contributions * News from the cross-sector collaboration community * Celebratory section on ARSP volunteering, readership and cross-sector inspiration The ARSP is an open access journal and now available through Greenleaf Publishing ...


Effects Of Unionization On Graduate Student Employees: Faculty-Student Relations, Academic Freedom, And Pay, Sean Rogers, Adrienne E. Eaton, Paula B. Voos Sep 2015

Effects Of Unionization On Graduate Student Employees: Faculty-Student Relations, Academic Freedom, And Pay, Sean Rogers, Adrienne E. Eaton, Paula B. Voos

Sean Edmund Rogers

In cases involving unionization of graduate student research and teaching assistants at private U.S. universities, the National Labor Relations Board has, at times, denied collective bargaining rights on the presumption that unionization would harm faculty-student relations and academic freedom. Using survey data collected from PhD students in five academic disciplines across eight public U.S. universities, the authors compare represented and non-represented graduate student employees in terms of faculty-student relations, academic freedom, and pay. Unionization does not have the presumed negative effect on student outcomes, and in some cases has a positive effect. Union-represented graduate student employees report higher ...


Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood Aug 2015

Alzheimer’S Disease, Carol Watwood

Carol L. Watwood

Alzheimer’s disease is a common health issue mostly found in elderly persons. An overview of the disease and a list of reliable Web-based information sources suitable for a general audience are presented.


Biblical Integration Paper, Jeffrey E. Haymond Aug 2015

Biblical Integration Paper, Jeffrey E. Haymond

Jeffrey E. Haymond, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Value Of Creating An Innovation Talent Pipeline, Britta Mckenna Aug 2015

The Value Of Creating An Innovation Talent Pipeline, Britta Mckenna

Britta McKenna

Investing in the innovation pipeline today translates to Illinois business tomorrow. Somewhere between the rise of “STEM” and “staying globally competitive” in a time after Millennials is Generation Z. Gen Z digital natives are now making their way to and through primary and secondary education and we need to be ready to nurture the emerging talents of these and other future innovators. This is particularly important in Illinois where developing – and retaining – top talent will be a key driver of the state’s knowledge-based economy. There is hard work ahead reimagining what education should look like to support this budding ...


Challenges And Opportunities In Business Higher Education, Dale H. Shao, Lawrence Shao, Ralph E. Mckinney Jul 2015

Challenges And Opportunities In Business Higher Education, Dale H. Shao, Lawrence Shao, Ralph E. Mckinney

Dale H Shao

The catchphrase “Today’s Challenges Lead to Tomorrow’s Opportunities” succinctly describes the environment currently relevant to the area of business higher education. The future of business higher education in the 21st Century will involve dramatic changes that will lead to a vastly different business education environment than we have today. By recognizing opportunities and preparing strategies to embrace these changes, business schools will be better able to prepare for what lies ahead. There will be new opportunities to try strategic initiatives that could not have been previously attempted. Business schools must look for new alternatives and utilize a proactive ...


Challenges And Opportunities In Business Higher Education, Dale H. Shao, Lawrence Shao, Ralph E. Mckinney Jul 2015

Challenges And Opportunities In Business Higher Education, Dale H. Shao, Lawrence Shao, Ralph E. Mckinney

Ralph E. McKinney

The catchphrase “Today’s Challenges Lead to Tomorrow’s Opportunities” succinctly describes the environment currently relevant to the area of business higher education. The future of business higher education in the 21st Century will involve dramatic changes that will lead to a vastly different business education environment than we have today. By recognizing opportunities and preparing strategies to embrace these changes, business schools will be better able to prepare for what lies ahead. There will be new opportunities to try strategic initiatives that could not have been previously attempted. Business schools must look for new alternatives and utilize a proactive ...


Moral Development Of Undergraduate Business Students: Online Vs. Residential Programs, Kevin L. Rawls Jul 2015

Moral Development Of Undergraduate Business Students: Online Vs. Residential Programs, Kevin L. Rawls

Kevin L. Rawls

Research related to moral reasoning and development has been increasing over the past decade as a result of the business-related scandals of the early 2000’s. Education has been shown to have a strong correlation to the moral development of individuals. Additionally, the rise in online learning has brought a new dynamic to the cognitive moral development of future business leaders. The problem addressed in this study is how an online program impacts the moral reasoning development of undergraduate business students. This study issued the DIT survey to senior-level undergraduate students declared as business majors from a face-to-face and online ...


E-Book Acceptance Among Undergraduate Students: A Look At The Moderating Role Of Technology Innovativeness, Madison Ngafeeson, Jun Sun Jun 2015

E-Book Acceptance Among Undergraduate Students: A Look At The Moderating Role Of Technology Innovativeness, Madison Ngafeeson, Jun Sun

Madison Ngafeeson

This paper utilizes the technology acceptance model (TAM) to uncover the moderating roles of technology innovativeness. A study of 158 undergraduate students revealed that the original TAM constructs and relationships were reliable, supported, and applicable in the measurement of e-book acceptance. Interestingly, personal technology innovativeness was found to moderate in a significant way, the relationship between behavioral intention to use e-book and actual usage of e-book. These findings suggest that while individuals who are more open to technology (adopters) as well as less technologically innovative individuals (late adopters and non-adopters) are likely to have the intention to use web-based instructional ...


Influence Of Parents, Peers, Internet Product Search And Visual Social Media On College Students’ Purchase Behavior: A Mixed Methods Study, Jennifer E. Johnson Jun 2015

Influence Of Parents, Peers, Internet Product Search And Visual Social Media On College Students’ Purchase Behavior: A Mixed Methods Study, Jennifer E. Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Visually-oriented online social networking websites (VSNS) have become frontrunners in the race for popularity among all other online social networks. Pinterest, Instagram, Wanelo, and Snapchat have allowed for consumers to share their everyday lives, as well as the products that define their personal cultures. Products that require less financial and social risk tend to not only be influenced by online social networking websites, but also by peers (Kim & Sung, 2008). Products that require more financial and social risk tend to be influenced by family members and the amount of Internet product search behavior (Drozdenko, Jensen, & Coelho, 2012). Little research has ...


Definitely Not Alone!, Audrey Church Jun 2015

Definitely Not Alone!, Audrey Church

Audrey P. Church

The article discusses the importance of technological innovations for solo school librarians in accomplishing their tasks in various schools in the U.S. It notes that the availability of web sites allows librarians to have an easy and constant access to professional information including several conferences and opportunities, continuing education, and grants. Electronic (e) mails and social media will also promote connections and communications among professionals.


Preferred Learning Mode, Instructor Competence And Tuition Reimbursement: What Our Faculty And Students Are Telling Us, John C. Griffith, Rita Herron Jun 2015

Preferred Learning Mode, Instructor Competence And Tuition Reimbursement: What Our Faculty And Students Are Telling Us, John C. Griffith, Rita Herron

John Griffith

This research examined comments in open response areas from 228 faculty and 659 student surveys regarding learning mode preference (classroom, online, video synchronous) instructor competence with technology and the impact of tuition reimbursement on student choice of learning mode. Most faculty and students viewed traditional classroom as the best option for quality interaction and learning. EagleVision Home (synchronous video learning) courses were noted for increased social presence and online courses were viewed as the most flexible option to take a class. Faculty and students emphasized the need for interaction in distance learning environments. Members of both groups highlighted technical issues ...


Produkt-Orientierte Übersetzung: Weg Von Der Insel, Uwe Muegge Apr 2015

Produkt-Orientierte Übersetzung: Weg Von Der Insel, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Um maximale Produktivität und hohe Qualität, d.h. minimale Nacharbeit nach der eigentlichen Übersetzungsphase, zu erreichen, müssen alle Übersetzenden mit Translation- Memory-Systemen arbeiten – selbst wenn es nur um die Übersetzung einzelner Sätze geht. Nur wenn alle Übersetzenden und Revisoren durchgängig mit Translation- Memory-Systemen arbeiten, ist sichergestellt, dass bereits übersetzte und genehmigte Inhalte geschützt sind und dass die stilistische Konsistenz auch innerhalb der größten Projekte gewährleistet ist. Wenn es neben der Verwendung von Translation-Memory-Systemen noch einen Faktor gibt, der für den Erfolg produktorientierter Übersetzungsprojekte entscheidend ist, dann ist es die Verfügbarkeit von umfassenden mehrsprachigen Terminologiedatenbanken zu Beginn derartiger Projekte. Dabei ist ...


Appr Appeals Process Report: Panels, Alexander Colvin, Sally Klingel, Honore Johnson Apr 2015

Appr Appeals Process Report: Panels, Alexander Colvin, Sally Klingel, Honore Johnson

Alexander Colvin

[Excerpt] This report describes the characteristics of joint panels and examines where they are being used in New York State to resolve APPR teacher evaluation disputes. The information presented here was gathered by analyzing the provisions of the APPR appeal procedures, which are publicly available on the New York State Department of Education website.


Retrenchment In Higher Education: Public Perceptions And Marketing Implications, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh, Jamie Waltz, Jordan Mcknight Mar 2015

Retrenchment In Higher Education: Public Perceptions And Marketing Implications, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh, Jamie Waltz, Jordan Mcknight

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

Many institutions in higher education are actively engaged in the retrenchment process; that is, eliminating, redacting or restructuring administrators, staff, faculty, programs and services in order to achieve financial stability. This research examined public perceptions of retrenchment by conducting a series of modified Delphi groups. Results suggest a public awareness and belief that retrenchment will not impact academic or experiential quality. Presented is REDUCE – a retrenchment strategy and process for university administrators and marketing professionals.


Toward The Application Of Constructivism And Constructionism To Work-Related Training In Service Of The Enhancement Of Human Capital Development In Postsecondary Education Settings In The United States (Dissertation), Antje Mays Mar 2015

Toward The Application Of Constructivism And Constructionism To Work-Related Training In Service Of The Enhancement Of Human Capital Development In Postsecondary Education Settings In The United States (Dissertation), Antje Mays

Antje Mays

Education research and employer surveys reveal that the skill gap in the United States spans across the realms of academic foundations, industry qualifications and technical competencies, higher-order cognitive skills, and behavioral skills and values. The purpose of this investigation was to identify key components of the two theoretical models of constructivism and constructionism which have been found to enhance children's intellectual and affective development and to apply these components to career instruction in postsecondary education settings. Through a critical analysis of existing theory and research related to human capital, constructivism, and constructionism, the components which might be logically applied ...


Florida Undergraduate Research Conference Abstract 2015, Aaron D. Clevenger Feb 2015

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference Abstract 2015, Aaron D. Clevenger

Aaron D. Clevenger

On February 27 and 28, 2015 Embry-Riddle (Catherine Wrobel, Aaron Clevenger, and Caroline Day) hosted the 5th annual Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC).

Over 225 posters were presented to nearly 500 audience members. Twenty different colleges and universities, ranging from large public state institutions to small private colleges were represented in the research being showcased. During the conference, participants had the opportunity to attend poster sessions, the graduate school recruitment fair, professional development workshops, and an exciting keynote address by Nicole Stott, ERAU Board of Trustees Member and NASA Astronaut.



A Primer On Copyright And Fair Use, Ann E. Biswas, Charles J. Russo Feb 2015

A Primer On Copyright And Fair Use, Ann E. Biswas, Charles J. Russo

Charles J. Russo

One student creates a video for class using a Lady Gaga song. Another puts together a PowerPoint presentation about the Vietnam War using images she found online. A third student adds a link to a YouTube video in a blog post for an English class. One teacher photocopies and distributes articles from a national newspaper. Another teacher records a television documentary at home and shows it to her class. Did those students and teachers violate copyright law? The complex, evolving laws governing copyright and fair use are muddied by the rapid growth and use of technology in schools, yet it ...


Use Of An Advising Team, Jane E. Campbell, Randy Stuart Feb 2015

Use Of An Advising Team, Jane E. Campbell, Randy Stuart

Randy S Stuart

The Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University uses selected faculty members on an Advising Team, and provides access to them through walk-in advising hours. Compared to our previous approach of assigning students to all faculty members, the benefits of this system for the students are more efficient and effective advising. Students have access to advising at more times, and are more likely to get correct answers quickly. The benefits for the faculty are that the faculty members on the Team enjoy advising and can have their performance expectations tailored to include advising, while those faculty members ...


The Journey From Data To Qualitative Inductive Paper: Who Helps And How?, Špela Trefalt, Marya Besharov Feb 2015

The Journey From Data To Qualitative Inductive Paper: Who Helps And How?, Špela Trefalt, Marya Besharov

Marya Besharov

How do qualitative inductive researchers move from raw data to publishable paper? Existing scholarly resources focus on how to analyze data more deeply and write it up to make a compelling contribution. Much less discussed but also critical is how researchers enlist others in the journey from data to paper – even when they are single authors of their work. Our chapter uncovers qualitative researchers’ helpers and the types of help they provide. Drawing on data from detailed accounts of single authored qualitative, inductive studies, we explain the role of qualitative and quantitative scholars, peers and hired professionals, field informants and ...


Critical Success Factors In M-Learning: A Socio- Technical Perspective, Vlad Krotov Jan 2015

Critical Success Factors In M-Learning: A Socio- Technical Perspective, Vlad Krotov

Vlad Krotov

Educational institutions around the world increasingly view mobile technology as an effective platform for educating a new generation of students. Unfortunately, educational institutions often fail to achieve substantial results with their mobile-learning initiatives. Studies on m-learning have produced several recommendations about how to improve of its success. These recommendations cover a set of factors limited to people, technology, and pedagogy. This qualitative case study adopts a broader socio-technical perspective on m-learning and produces an extended list of critical success factors in m-learning. These factors fall into organization, people, pedagogy, and technology domains. I used the Abilene Christian University as the ...


A Primer On Copyright And Fair Use, Ann E. Biswas, Charles J. Russo Jan 2015

A Primer On Copyright And Fair Use, Ann E. Biswas, Charles J. Russo

Ann E. Biswas

One student creates a video for class using a Lady Gaga song. Another puts together a PowerPoint presentation about the Vietnam War using images she found online. A third student adds a link to a YouTube video in a blog post for an English class. One teacher photocopies and distributes articles from a national newspaper. Another teacher records a television documentary at home and shows it to her class.

Did those students and teachers violate copyright law? The complex, evolving laws governing copyright and fair use are muddied by the rapid growth and use of technology in schools, yet it ...