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An Assessment Of The Effects Of Desertification In Yobe State, Nigeria, Jibril Musa Phd Dec 2012

An Assessment Of The Effects Of Desertification In Yobe State, Nigeria, Jibril Musa Phd

Confluence Journal Environmental Studies (CJES), Kogi State University, Nigeria

Desertification is one of the most serious environmental and socio-economic problems of our time. Desertification describes circumstances of land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions resulting from the climatic variation and human activities. The fundamental goal of this thesis was to assess the effects of desertification in Yobe State, Nigeria. The present threat of desertification in the sahel has reached an alarming stage where crops cultivation and animal rearing/grazing are no more productive, soil has lost its nutrient/fertility, various infrastructure had given way because of windstorm from the neighbouring Niger Republic and sand dunes had taken ...


El Elusivo 1% Para Ciencia Y Tecnología: ¿Llegará?, Marion Lloyd Dec 2012

El Elusivo 1% Para Ciencia Y Tecnología: ¿Llegará?, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

Seven successive Mexican presidents have promised to bring total national investment in science and technology research to 1% of GDP, and six have failed. Will Enrique Peña Nieto succeed?


Using Remote Sensing Data To Improve Rice Production In Kutigi, Niger State, Nigeria, Jibril Musa Phd, M B. Yunusa Dec 2012

Using Remote Sensing Data To Improve Rice Production In Kutigi, Niger State, Nigeria, Jibril Musa Phd, M B. Yunusa

Confluence Journal Environmental Studies (CJES), Kogi State University, Nigeria

This research work looked in the used of Remote Sensing to improve Agricultural production in Kutigi, Niger State. The aim of the study is to use remote sensing to improve rice farming activities in Kutigi, Niger State. It is very important to identify such methods to improve Agricultural production because experts are always interested in new researches and findings to better the standard of living in any environment. In view of this, Remotely-sensed data could be used or employed to elevate most of these agricultural problems in Kutigi through the following objectives: Using Landsat imagery to assess the present landuse ...


Examining Crime Among College-Aged Christians: Are Christian Religious Beliefs Associated With Low Levels Of Criminal Activity?, Paul R. Rickert Dec 2012

Examining Crime Among College-Aged Christians: Are Christian Religious Beliefs Associated With Low Levels Of Criminal Activity?, Paul R. Rickert

Paul R Rickert

The purpose of this correlational study into crime among college-aged Christians in the United States is to determine if indicating higher levels of Christian spiritual growth is associated with lower levels of criminal behavior. A convenience sample of college aged Christians was given an online survey to measure self-reported criminality measured by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports Part I and Part II and self-reported religious convictions as measured by Bufford et al.’s Christ-like Spiritual Growth Scale. This quantitative study then analyzed data generated from 57 respondents and found that reporting higher rates of ...


Excavating Memories: A Retrospective Analysis Of Mathematics Teachers' Foregrounds, Nyna Amin Dr Dec 2012

Excavating Memories: A Retrospective Analysis Of Mathematics Teachers' Foregrounds, Nyna Amin Dr

Nyna Amin Dr

No abstract provided.


Great Schools Are Not An Accident: Standards And Promising Practices For Educating Boys Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Ron Walker, Edward Fergus Dec 2012

Great Schools Are Not An Accident: Standards And Promising Practices For Educating Boys Of Color, Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant, Ron Walker, Edward Fergus

Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt Bryant

No abstract provided.


The Serious Work Of Learning About Sustainability In The Early Years: Lessons About Children’S Views On Real Work And Learning Relevant To All Teachers, Helen Widdop Quinton, A Cutter-Mackenzie, S Edwards Dec 2012

The Serious Work Of Learning About Sustainability In The Early Years: Lessons About Children’S Views On Real Work And Learning Relevant To All Teachers, Helen Widdop Quinton, A Cutter-Mackenzie, S Edwards

Helen Widdop Quinton

Research into the views of children in the early years about what constitutes real work and learning for sustainability.


College Student Development Theory: Traditional-Age White Millennials, John A. Gipson Jr. Dec 2012

College Student Development Theory: Traditional-Age White Millennials, John A. Gipson Jr.

John A Gipson Jr., M.Ed.

No abstract provided.


Undocumented Students: Who Are They? And What Can I Do?, Merchel Menefield, Victor Ruiz Dec 2012

Undocumented Students: Who Are They? And What Can I Do?, Merchel Menefield, Victor Ruiz

Ohio College Access Network

Many educators are trying to figure out how to assist undocumented students. This presentation helps identify issues that others are facing with this group of students and some approaches that can be used to better serve this population. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


The Journey To Becoming A College And Career Ready School, Sarah Lopienski, Pamela Noeth Dec 2012

The Journey To Becoming A College And Career Ready School, Sarah Lopienski, Pamela Noeth

Ohio College Access Network

All school districts, regardless of geography or demographics, are faced with the need to adapt education to meet the needs of the rapidly-changing global economy. In order to fully understand such challenges and needs, schools must focus on defining an overall vision of college-and career-readiness. This session discussed the different aspects of building a college and career ready culture in your school and district. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


Current Trends In Career Advising, Pamela Noeth, Sarah Lopienski Dec 2012

Current Trends In Career Advising, Pamela Noeth, Sarah Lopienski

Ohio College Access Network

School counselors are faced with limited time in their work day to focus on the multiple aspects of academic, career, and personal/social development of their students. Career development is likely to fall last due to the pressing needs of academic and personal/social development. This session will review trends in career advising that school counselors and other college access and success professionals might find useful as they work with students in approaching all three of these important counseling tiers.This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


Strategies For Alignment: High School - Ihe, Rich Seils, Marie Ward, Ellen Cahill Dec 2012

Strategies For Alignment: High School - Ihe, Rich Seils, Marie Ward, Ellen Cahill

Ohio College Access Network

A panel representing both secondary and higher education discussed the process utilized in Central Ohio through the HS-IHE Alignment Grant to align high school and college curricula and the agreed upon strategies to promote alignment. Discussion included both the alignment of course content and the alignment of the soft skills needed for college and career success. This Power Point accompanied the presentation by the same name at the 2012 OCAN Conference in Columbus, Ohio.


Brief History And Overview Of Community Colleges, Michael Snyder Dec 2012

Brief History And Overview Of Community Colleges, Michael Snyder

Ohio College Access Network

This session will review the change in philosophy of higher education in the United States from being available only to those that could afford college to the open access and success agenda of today. The influence of the Land Grant colleges and now the community colleges to fulfill this philosophy will be presented. The session will end with a discussion of the challenges facing community colleges as they attempt to serve the U.S. today.


Planning, Partnering And Fundraising: 3 Key Elements To Launching And Sustaining An Early Awareness Program, Janet Schultz Dec 2012

Planning, Partnering And Fundraising: 3 Key Elements To Launching And Sustaining An Early Awareness Program, Janet Schultz

Ohio College Access Network

In 2008, the non-profit college access organization, A Call to College, researched the feasibility of extending their services to elementary and middle school students in their partner district, Newark City Schools. This investigation led to a phased, 4-year process to build the PEAK (Providing Early Awareness and Knowledge) Program. PEAK currently provides activity-based programming and specially designed lesson plans for every 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grader in the district - over 2000 students from 82 classrooms in 11 different buildings. This session will cover the key planning elements, critical partnerships, staffing strategies, and short- and long-term funding action plan that ...


Amplifying The Message About College And Career Readiness, Linda Knicely Dec 2012

Amplifying The Message About College And Career Readiness, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

This session takes an intentional look at how we bridge the divide between PD and reality and discusses innovative methods for delivering the college and career readiness message, including counselor- and teacher-taught CCR classes, counselor-access professional partnerships, and CCR promoted within an advisory model. Six panelists currently working in the field share their diverse perspectives. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by the same title at the 2012 OCAN Conference.


Trio Works: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities, Gary Williams Dec 2012

Trio Works: Turning Roadblocks Into Opportunities, Gary Williams

Ohio College Access Network

College degree attainment is vital in today's world. During a time when the U.S. trails in college degree attainment, it is imperative for school districts, higher education institutions, educational agencies and families to be aware of programs that work. This panel will discuss TRiO programs, who they are and how they help students from sixth grade through graduate school to earn the degree(s) they seek. The panel discusses the need for collaboration with other access and success programs and consists of experts who have more than 20 years' experience working with low-income, first generation, disabled and veteran ...


Championing The Champions, Linda Knicely Dec 2012

Championing The Champions, Linda Knicely

Ohio College Access Network

The word "champion" is both a noun and an action verb . . . we both are and we do. This moderated panel of representatives from the statewide organizations and offices that support the work of school counselors, access and success advisors, and admissions and financial aid professionals (a.k.a. some of the "champions" of college and career readiness for Ohio's youth) provides perspectives on the current challenges, initiatives, trends, and opportunities that inhibit or support our collective ability to "champion" and advocate for students' and families' futures in our professional work. This Power Point presentation accompanied the breakout session by ...


Managing Multiple Generations, Beth Flynn Dec 2012

Managing Multiple Generations, Beth Flynn

Ohio College Access Network

How are you managing the multi-generational workplace? The American workforce is much more diverse today than ever before in history, with the age range of employees spanning 60 years. Each generation has its own unique values and behavior which can sometimes cause misunderstanding in the workplace. Bring out the champion in your team by creating a work environment where everyone feels respected and appreciated.


Ohio Transfer To Degree Guarantee, Karen Dickerson, Hideo Tsuchida Dec 2012

Ohio Transfer To Degree Guarantee, Karen Dickerson, Hideo Tsuchida

Ohio College Access Network

Transfer between state college/universities has changed drastically in the last ten years. The development of Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) and Career Transfer Assurance Guides (CTAGs) pathways, Transfer Grading Policy, awarding of college credit for Advanced Placement Exams, and now the Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse have changed the face of transfer in Ohio in ways that will be far-reaching in effect and will change the way we all send, accept, and apply transfer credits in Ohio. This presentation provided an update on new initiatives that have been or are planned for the near future and how they will affect higher ...


Reconstructing The Society: Iranian Women's Movement, Esmaeil Zeiny Dec 2012

Reconstructing The Society: Iranian Women's Movement, Esmaeil Zeiny

Esmaeil Zeiny

The condition of women in Iran has been always a controversial issue, subject of much debate, commentary, reporting, and analysis. The Iranian women have traditionally been deprived of a myriad of their basic rights and have suffered from male centered ideologies and male authority that treat women as weak and irrational. The rampant discriminatory policies have also impacted negatively on their lives from the cradle to the grave. The perpetrators are by and large men, and women are always victims in such a patriarchal society. Victimizing women dates back to the pre-Islamic era in Iran as according to Will Durant ...


Tensions In The Practice Of Action Research, Zuwati Hasim Dec 2012

Tensions In The Practice Of Action Research, Zuwati Hasim

zuwati hasim

No abstract provided.


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.


Customization In West, Ohio College Access Network Nov 2012

Customization In West, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Higher Education Preparation Programs: Implications For Policy And Practice, Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2012

The Future Of Higher Education Preparation Programs: Implications For Policy And Practice, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Half of the sitting university presidents in the United States are over the age of 60 (American Council of Education, 2012a). Thus, they are nearing the age of retirement. This poses a problem and makes the preparation of leaders to replace them of particular importance. Higher education administration programs have been an academic preparation ground for those aspiring to higher education leadership. In prior years, it was most common that higher education program graduates were offered lower- and middle-level management positions in colleges and universities. Similarly some of these graduates developed careers in government agencies dealing with higher education issues ...


The Technology Acceptance Model (Tam) As A Viable Model To Determine The Acceptance Of E-Learning Technologies In Higher Education Institutions (Hei’S), Luis F. Rodriguez Nov 2012

The Technology Acceptance Model (Tam) As A Viable Model To Determine The Acceptance Of E-Learning Technologies In Higher Education Institutions (Hei’S), Luis F. Rodriguez

Luis F Rodriguez

This paper analyzes the applicability of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), introduced by Dr. Fred Davis, as a model to determine the acceptance of E-learning technologies in Higher Education institutions (HEI’s). There are many Colleges and Universities that are moving to the growing trend in the education industry considering e-Learning initiatives as a business opportunity. In order to implement e-Learning initiatives HEI’s are adopting new technologies that enable educators, administrators and students to concur in a virtual environment in which they can manage at convenience the institutional resources. By the analysis of previous researches that uses the Technology ...


Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration, Sydney Freeman Jr., David Diramio Nov 2012

Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration, Sydney Freeman Jr., David Diramio

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

This study is an examination of the hiring practices of top-ranked higher education administration graduate programs in the United States. A total of 39 program coordinators, department heads, and/or deans were asked using qualitative methods to address the phenomenon of faculty hiring, including why a majority of top-ranked programs preferred hiring faculty who have doctorates from other top programs. One of the findings indicates that top-programs indeed hire them for very practical reason as identified in the study. Findings from this study should inform the decision-making of higher education program coordinators, department heads, and deans as they conduct faculty ...


Reporting In West, Ohio College Access Network Nov 2012

Reporting In West, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

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.