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Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky Oct 2015

Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky

Stacy Olitsky

In this paper, I explain variation in the adoption of student-centred teaching practices among college faculty members in a program designed to promote K-20 instructional reform. I analyze data from a qualitative study of a Math and Science Partnership in order to understand why some faculty members had undergone extensive changes to their practices whereas others had not, even though both groups had demonstrated changes in their beliefs. Findings show that when collective identities focused on reform become more salient than the role identities associated with their teaching positions, faculty members are able to persist through the loss of self-efficacy ...


Bridging The Digital Divide With Gis, Alex G. Lowry Feb 2015

Bridging The Digital Divide With Gis, Alex G. Lowry

Alex G Lowry

This paper reframes the problem of the “digital divide” and proposes teacher education in Interdisciplinary Geographic Information Systems and related pedagogy (problem based learning, design pedagogy), in order to equitably bridge this gap, empower students and the community, and better prepare students for the knowledge-based economy with 21st century skills.


Distance Learning At Fsu: Overview Of Services, Joseph S. Clark Feb 2015

Distance Learning At Fsu: Overview Of Services, Joseph S. Clark

Joseph S Clark

Invited talk addressing history and status of distance learning at FSU.


Despre Pedagogia Creștină Sau Elemente Ale Instruirii În Paginile Noului Testament, Ion Sorin Bora Jan 2014

Despre Pedagogia Creștină Sau Elemente Ale Instruirii În Paginile Noului Testament, Ion Sorin Bora

Ion Sorin Bora

The New Testament provides for all time marks an absolute teacher, even if have strictly historically, a teacher and a church willing to hear the Word of Life. Progress disciples from fishermen and publicans the Apostles and teacher of the world can be theoretized and implemented in an ordinary school. But all Christian schools the teaching is known and appreciated. Rethinking the Gospel values in a school that seems to have tot-gotten that Christ is the supreme Teacher is quite normal. Pagan antiquity so beloved today especially condemned by Christianity values cannot be addressed without its proper location between Judaism ...


An Exploratory Study Of Undergraduates' Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action Policies For Asian Americans In College, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Robert Jay Lowinger Jan 2014

An Exploratory Study Of Undergraduates' Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action Policies For Asian Americans In College, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Robert Jay Lowinger

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin Dec 2013

Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin

Servet Celik

Effective EFL instructors must have a good command of English, as well as sound pedagogical knowledge and adequate communication and classroom management skills. Professional development has been indicated as significant in developing these attributes. This comparative study was designed to analyze the viewpoints of EFL professionals working in Turkey and Lithuania using a scalar survey. The results revealed that Turkish instructors found their professional development experiences to be largely irrelevant, while the Lithuanian instructors perceived professional development as beneficial. In both groups, obstacles such as financial concerns and heavy teaching loads impaired the participants’ ability to grow professionally. The findings ...


The Academic Impact Of Research: Current And The Future Citation Trends In Developing Countries, Nader Ale Ebrahim Oct 2013

The Academic Impact Of Research: Current And The Future Citation Trends In Developing Countries, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Writing an article for online distribution in a way that maximized the chances of citation hits, is different from preparing one for print journals in some small, but important, respects. To be cited, articles have to be visible in an electronic environment. Therefore, publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals will be a halfway of receiving citation in the future. The rest of the way is advertising and disseminating the publications by using the proper “Research Tools”. Familiarity with the tools allows the researcher to increase his/her h-index in the short time. The number of citations has over ...


Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday Oct 2013

Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday

Pilar Munday

Dr. Pilar Munday describes her use of twitter in teaching students Spanish language and culture at Sacred Heart University.


Learn By Doing It Wrong: An Experience In Flipping A Class, Steven Slezak Jun 2013

Learn By Doing It Wrong: An Experience In Flipping A Class, Steven Slezak

Steven Slezak

No abstract provided.


Where Are You Aiming? Using Learning Outcomes To Guide And Assess Practice, Larry D. Long Jun 2013

Where Are You Aiming? Using Learning Outcomes To Guide And Assess Practice, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

We have all heard about learning outcomes, but how do we write them and effectively evaluate them? This interactive session provides an overview of learning outcomes, tips, and advice about writing learning outcomes using Learning Reconsidered as a framework. The session also demonstrates how to assess student learning based on learning outcomes.


Gay And Greek: Supporting Lgbq Fraternity And Sorority Members, Larry D. Long, Monica Crissman Feb 2013

Gay And Greek: Supporting Lgbq Fraternity And Sorority Members, Larry D. Long, Monica Crissman

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


The Analytic Classroom, Todd E. Pettys Jan 2013

The Analytic Classroom, Todd E. Pettys

Todd E. Pettys

This article proposes a dramatic shift in law schools’ approach to teaching doctrinal courses. The proposal flows in large part from three separate developments: (1) the rise of strong economic headwinds in the market for legal education; (2) the emergence of empirical evidence that law schools are falling short of their goal of equipping students with powerful analytic abilities that transcend the particular doctrinal frameworks law schools teach; and (3) the incipient revolution in higher education, with prestigious universities now aggressively pursuing the opportunity to provide the public with free or low-cost access to many of their courses through the ...


Influences Of Theory And Practice In The Development Of Servant Leadership In Students, Jennifer Massey, Tracey Sulak, Rishi Sriram Jan 2013

Influences Of Theory And Practice In The Development Of Servant Leadership In Students, Jennifer Massey, Tracey Sulak, Rishi Sriram

Rishi Sriram, Ph.D.

This paper explores the extent to which the leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities of upper-year student leaders on one private, United States college campus developed as a consequence of their education and experience as an extended orientation leader. Findings reveal that compared to leadership education in the classroom, leadership development is limited by experiences that do not include intentional reflection. We identify key elements in pedagogical frameworks that support and impede the leadership development of students and propose strategies to enhance the learning outcomes established for leadership development.


Effective Strategies For Increasing Citation Frequency, Seyed Mohammad Motahar Jan 2013

Effective Strategies For Increasing Citation Frequency, Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Due to the effect of citation impact on The Higher Education (THE) world university ranking system, most of the researchers are looking for some helpful techniques to increase their citation record. This paper by reviewing the relevant articles extracts 33 different ways for increasing the citations possibilities. The results show that the article visibility has tended to receive more download and citations. This is probably the first study to collect over 30 different ways to improve the citation record. Further study is needed to explore and expand these techniques in specific fields of study in order to make the results ...


Empowering Your Members To Act: Applying Behind Closed Doors Training To Fraternity/Sorority Life, Larry D. Long, Vince Bowhay Nov 2012

Empowering Your Members To Act: Applying Behind Closed Doors Training To Fraternity/Sorority Life, Larry D. Long, Vince Bowhay

Larry D. Long

When a crisis occurs, first reactions can be critical in ensuring a successful resolution. Behind Closed Doors is a program used by many housing professionals to expose staff to potential situations they might face. Students learn best by doing and adoption of BCD in a fraternal setting can aid in the handling of alcohol abuse, domestic disputes, fires, and crisis situations. Participants will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, tools, and resources to incorporate BCD into their community or organization.


Repairing Harm: Using Restorative Justice To Strengthen A Fraternal Community, Larry D. Long, John Disarro Nov 2012

Repairing Harm: Using Restorative Justice To Strengthen A Fraternal Community, Larry D. Long, John Disarro

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Case Study: Engaging Student Residence Life Staff In Using Ebi Results For Continuous Innovative Improvement, Kate Burdick, Larry D. Long Nov 2012

Case Study: Engaging Student Residence Life Staff In Using Ebi Results For Continuous Innovative Improvement, Kate Burdick, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Are you interested in engaging student residence life staff in using EBI results for continuous innovative improvements? If so, join us for some lively activities and discussion about ways that one residence life complex at Michigan State University used student staff brainpower to help address residents’ concerns identified in the EBI data. We will include specific exercises that were utilized in this process, as well as examples of initiatives that were implemented.


Three Is A Crowd: Supporting Students In Triples, Larry D. Long Nov 2012

Three Is A Crowd: Supporting Students In Triples, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

High residential retention and a high first-year student enrollment might create a situation where more students wish to live on-campus than space permits. Some institutions choose to address this problem through tripling, the assignment of a third resident to a room designated as a double. Learn how one institution implemented triples and what assessment efforts showed about the resident experience. As a result of this program, participants will be able to describe trends in the extant literature on triples, identify strategies for reducing the negative effects of living in a triple, and apply interventions to their own residential system.


“I’Ve Got The Data, Now What?:” Making Sense Of Assessment Data, Larry D. Long Oct 2012

“I’Ve Got The Data, Now What?:” Making Sense Of Assessment Data, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

How to analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative assessment data


Are Teacher Education Programs Failing The Nation’S Urban Schools? A Closer Look At Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Working With Inner-City Students, Servet Celik Oct 2012

Are Teacher Education Programs Failing The Nation’S Urban Schools? A Closer Look At Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Working With Inner-City Students, Servet Celik

Servet Celik

To address the issue of pre-service teachers being under-prepared for work in multicultural and impoverished environments in America’s urban schools, teacher education programs have taken steps to improve diversity-oriented curricula and provide relevant fieldwork experience. However, research indicates that a large proportion of teacher candidates still do not have the necessary skills to deal with students from divergent upbringings. This interpretive study investigated the beliefs of pre-service teachers about urban students and how well their teacher education programs are addressing the issues of working in inner-city schools. The results revealed that, although some progress has been made, a significant ...


Designing Professional Development For Better Pedagogy: A Higher Education Experience In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary, Shahida Imran Jun 2012

Designing Professional Development For Better Pedagogy: A Higher Education Experience In Pakistan, Imran Anjum Chaudary, Shahida Imran

Imran Anjum Chaudary

The mission of the Designing Professional Development for Better Pedagogy is to make a contribution to the understanding of Pakistani professional development in tertiary and higher education sectors. The inspiration for this book came from a research project on teacher development conducted by us in 2009 at the Melbourne Graduate school of Education, the University of Melbourne, Australia. This ethnographic case study, conducted in 2011, not only refreshes the results of our previous research, but also moves the debate forward by analysing the problems and practices of Pakistani professional development, cataloguing the voices of tertiary/higher education teachers, introducing a ...


Experience Of Students In Transitional Housing, Larry D. Long, Kyle Kujawa Jun 2012

Experience Of Students In Transitional Housing, Larry D. Long, Kyle Kujawa

Larry D. Long

Assessment report of the experience of students in triples.


Building International Faculty-Development Collaborations: The Evolving Role Of American Teaching Centers, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Deborah Dezure, Nancy Van Note Chism, Grace Cheong, Aziza Ragai Ellozy, Matthew Holley, Bahaa Kazem, Dawood Atrushi Jun 2012

Building International Faculty-Development Collaborations: The Evolving Role Of American Teaching Centers, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Deborah Dezure, Nancy Van Note Chism, Grace Cheong, Aziza Ragai Ellozy, Matthew Holley, Bahaa Kazem, Dawood Atrushi

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


A Critical Perfomance Analysis Of Thin Client Platforms, Faith J. Shimba, Renatus Michael May 2012

A Critical Perfomance Analysis Of Thin Client Platforms, Faith J. Shimba, Renatus Michael

Faith J Shimba

The nature of operation of Thin Client computing makes their performance to be affected by both the quality of the network and the terminals. For the past few years, there are few analyses on the performance of Thin Clients that can produce reliable, valid, and up-to-date results collected in a well designed and evaluated experiment based research. This paper analyses the performance of Thin Clients through experiment based research. The approach is to use benchmark application which is designed specifically for measurement of desktop computers by inserting delays in the visual elements of such benchmark application. In this technique, packet ...


To Springshare (And Beyond) Integration, Michelle Jacobs-Lustig Apr 2012

To Springshare (And Beyond) Integration, Michelle Jacobs-Lustig

Michelle Jacobs-Lustig

Pepperdine University has given many of its services a virtual facelift. Gone are the paper stats sheets and study room sign-up clip boards - in are the mobile room scheduling apps and easy to use online stats forms. Gone is the back and forth emailing with students for one-on-one session - in is the one-click session scheduler. For the users this new easy to use transformation has been “magical.” For the staff, things are going smoothly and time can be managed more effectively. However could this all be possible in a time when library budgets are shrinking rather than growing? Springshare! Since ...


The Impact Of Analyzing Correct Versus Incorrect Student Work Samples On Students’ Mathematical Proficiency, Lauren Jeneva Moseley Apr 2012

The Impact Of Analyzing Correct Versus Incorrect Student Work Samples On Students’ Mathematical Proficiency, Lauren Jeneva Moseley

Lauren Jeneva Moseley

The purpose of this study is to determine if any gains in mathematical understanding differ if calculus learners analyze correct or incorrect student work samples and to investigate students’ perceptions of the effect of analyzing student work samples on their understanding of mathematical concepts. Calculus students will be assigned to two groups: one group analyzing correct student work samples and one group analyzing incorrect student work samples. What difference, if any, exists between groups in determining correct solutions to problems similar to the work samples analyzed? What difference, if any, exists between groups in whether they replicate errors similar to ...


A Multivariate Analysis Of The Relationship Between Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Involvement And Academic Performance, Larry D. Long Jan 2012

A Multivariate Analysis Of The Relationship Between Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Involvement And Academic Performance, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

This study explored the relationship between potential time commitments of fraternity and sorority members and academic performance. A secondary analysis of data collected using the Fraternity/Sorority Experience Survey revealed statistically significant relationships between cumulative grade point average and chapter involvement, engagement in academic activities, part-time work, and alcohol use. Chapter involvement, engagement in academic activities, and part-time work were positively associated with academic performance. Alcohol use was negatively related to academic performance. Implications for practice include establishing a culture of academic achievement in fraternal organizations, minimizing the use of alcohol, identifying and approaching academically at-risk members, and establishing initiatives ...


Automating The Reporting Of Survey Data, Larry D. Long Jan 2012

Automating The Reporting Of Survey Data, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

The presentation explains how to automate the reporting of assessment data using the mailmerge feature in MS Word.


Unchallenged, Professed Core Values: Do Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Members Actually Benefit In The Areas Of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, And Friendship?, Larry D. Long Jan 2012

Unchallenged, Professed Core Values: Do Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Members Actually Benefit In The Areas Of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, And Friendship?, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Fraternities and sororities promote the ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, and friendship. Little or no research, however, has demonstrated that college students who join fraternal organizations actually grow in these areas as a result of their fraternal experience. The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess the extent to which fraternity and sorority members experienced gains in the four outcome areas. The researcher analyzed the aggregate results of 15 Southeastern institutions that administered the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment during the 2008/2009 academic year. The results revealed the respondents did experience gains related to the espoused values of ...


Community College Leadership And Technology, Petra A. Robinson, Tyra Metoyer, David Byrd, Dave Louis, Fred A. Bonner Ii Jan 2012

Community College Leadership And Technology, Petra A. Robinson, Tyra Metoyer, David Byrd, Dave Louis, Fred A. Bonner Ii

Fred A Bonner II

No abstract provided.