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Exploring The Extent To Which Universities In Ghana Deploy Knowledge Management Processes In Their Activities, De-Graft Johnson Dei, Thomas Bingle Van Der Walt Dec 2018

Exploring The Extent To Which Universities In Ghana Deploy Knowledge Management Processes In Their Activities, De-Graft Johnson Dei, Thomas Bingle Van Der Walt

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Universities are knowledge-based organisations. They are using knowledge as a key resource and for competitive advantage. Knowledge management practices seems to be suitable for universities because they possess the conducive environment and systems. This study sought to assess the extent to which KM was practiced at the universities and the mechanisms and initiatives implemented to promote KM processes at the universities. The study adopted the survey and mixed method research approach to collect data from 118 respondents from three universities in Ghana (public, private and professional). Questionnaires (consisting of blend of closed and open-ended questions) were used to collect primary ...


Application Of Bradford’S Law Of Scattering On Research Publication In Astronomy & Astrophysics Of India, Satish Kumar, Senthilkumar R. Dec 2018

Application Of Bradford’S Law Of Scattering On Research Publication In Astronomy & Astrophysics Of India, Satish Kumar, Senthilkumar R.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study is focused on examining the application of Bradford’s law of scattering on research articles published in the field of Astronomy & Astrophysics by Indian scientist during 1988-2017. The bibliographic data was retrieved from Web of Science (WoS) bibliographic data base for different period of time. Total 18,877 journal’s article have been published by Indian scientist in the field of Astronomy & Astrophysics during 1988-2017 which was further retrieved and analyzed separately for different blocks of 10 years as well as for 30 years consolidated too. The core journal of the field was identified. The Bradford law ...


The Development Of A Situational Judgment Test To Assess Collegiate Judgment: A Pilot Study, Jared Stevens Dec 2018

The Development Of A Situational Judgment Test To Assess Collegiate Judgment: A Pilot Study, Jared Stevens

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Traditionally, colleges and universities have focused primarily on cognitive predictors (e.g., ACT/SAT scores, high school GPA), and have struggled to find an accurate and objective way of measuring non-cognitive skills, often resorting to personality measures or interviews, or deciding not to measure them at all. Recently, there has been a push for alternative forms of student selection that result in less adverse impact and do not ignore important skills and traits that are necessary to be successful in college (Peeters & Lievens, 2005; Atkinson, 2001).

Growing evidence suggests Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs) may be one way to achieve this goal. SJTs ...


Higher Education Institutions And The Performance Management, Muhammad Tanveer, Dr. Asif Mahbub Karim Dec 2018

Higher Education Institutions And The Performance Management, Muhammad Tanveer, Dr. Asif Mahbub Karim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The most prominent change that is seen now is that higher education institutions are under pressure prove their usefulness, objectives, and methods of achieving these objectives. They are also asked for details related to the allocation of their resources and priorities and are also asked to fulfill their social responsibilities. Everyone, from prospective students to the general public, now wants data and proof in favor of the effectiveness and necessity of these institutions. Because of this, higher education institutions are now more involved in the race of securing funding and win over potential customers. In this race, they are ...


What Are We Teaching Abroad? Faculty Goals For Short-Term Study Abroad Courses, Elizabeth Niehaus, Ashley Wegener Nov 2018

What Are We Teaching Abroad? Faculty Goals For Short-Term Study Abroad Courses, Elizabeth Niehaus, Ashley Wegener

Faculty Publications in Educational Administration

Based on survey data from over 400 faculty members who taught short-term study abroad courses, the purpose of this study was to identify the types of goals that faculty members have in teaching short-term study abroad courses and the relationship between faculty background characteristics (i.e., race, gender, discipline, and prior experience) and their teaching goals. By further understanding the goals that these faculty members have for their study abroad programs, we are better able to assess how these programs may or may not be meeting overall internationalization goals and then to use this information to assist faculty members and ...


Digital Badges: A Focus On Skill Acquisition, Ben Malczyk Nov 2018

Digital Badges: A Focus On Skill Acquisition, Ben Malczyk

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

Statement of the issue: There has been a trend in higher education to focus less on content coverage and to instead focus on student skill development. Digital badges represent one approach to focus on student demonstration of skill. Badges provide students with opportunities to learn, practice and ultimately be assessed on demonstration of a skill.

Description of the project: Social work faculty designed two social work courses to incorporate badging exercise. The course required students to complete badges in areas such as self-care, utilization of APA citations, uploading videos into Canvas, and other skills necessary for students to succeed. Rather ...


Five Generations: Preparing Multiple Generations Of Learners For A Multi-Generational Workforce, Olimpia Leite‐Trambly, Sharon N. Obasi Nov 2018

Five Generations: Preparing Multiple Generations Of Learners For A Multi-Generational Workforce, Olimpia Leite‐Trambly, Sharon N. Obasi

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

First Name: Toni

Last Name: Hill

Department: Family Studies

Campus: UNK

Email: hilltl@unk.edu

Phone: 3088658232

Track: Pedagogy and Instructional Design

Title: Associate Professor

Session Type: Formal Presentation

Session Title: Five Generations: Preparing Multiple Generations of Learners for a Multi-generational

Workforce

Availability: Anytime

Presenters:

1. Olimpia Leite-Trambly, Instructional Design Specialist,

University of Nebraska at Kearney, eCampus, Communications Center, Room #213, Kearney NE 68849 308.865.8503 office, 308.865.8090 fax, leitetrambod@unk.edu

2. Sharon Obasi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Family Studies, Assistant Program Director, Early Childhood and Family Advocacy, University of Nebraska Kearney

West Center 153, Kearney ...


Schedule Nu! Schedule Sc!, Jean Padrnos, Corrie Svehla, Cheri Polenske Nov 2018

Schedule Nu! Schedule Sc!, Jean Padrnos, Corrie Svehla, Cheri Polenske

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

Schedule NU! Schedule SC!

Lancaster V-VI

Cheri Polenske (NU ITS), Jean Padrnos (NU ITS), Corrie Svehla (NU ITS - UNL)

One of the goals of OneIT is to maximize the purchasing power by consolidating contracts and utilizing common systems. UNK, UNL and UNO utilized a product called EMS for event scheduling. CSC, UNL and UNO used R25/S25 for academic scheduling. The University was able to license the EMS scheduling solution for all of the Universities and State Colleges for both academic scheduling/optimization and event scheduling in one contract. The implementation of the shared EMS system is underway and will ...


Learning How To Learn: Powerful Mental Tools To Help You Master Tough Subject, Barbara Oakley Nov 2018

Learning How To Learn: Powerful Mental Tools To Help You Master Tough Subject, Barbara Oakley

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

Barbara Oakley didn’t begin learning remedial high school algebra until age 26. Now she’s a professor of engineering, a New York Times best-selling author, and instructor of the world’s largest massive open online course, with nearly two million registered students. How did this happen? She learned how to learn, and she now teaches others these practical insights. In this fun-filled keynote, you’ll hear true stories of remarkable transformation and discover intriguing insights from science about how you can change and grow, no matter your age or stage of life.

Using metaphor and analogy, which primes neural ...


Fostering Quality By Identifying And Evaluating Effective Practices Through Rigorous Research, Tanya Joosten Nov 2018

Fostering Quality By Identifying And Evaluating Effective Practices Through Rigorous Research, Tanya Joosten

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

In redesigning digital education courses, special attention is paid to sound instructional approaches and ensuring practices foster success for all students. In this session attendees will learn how to better provide support to faculty and staff in informing their instructional practices based on previous research and conducting rigorous research on their new innovations.


Synchronous Online And Inperson Classrooms: Challenges And Rewards Five Years Into Practice, Elsbeth Magilton Nov 2018

Synchronous Online And Inperson Classrooms: Challenges And Rewards Five Years Into Practice, Elsbeth Magilton

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

First Name: Elsbeth

Last Name: Magilton

Department: College of Law UNL

Campus: UNL

Email: elsbeth@unl.edu

Phone: 4024721662

Track: Leadership and Strategy in Online Education

Title: Exec Dir - Space & Telecommunication Pgm

Session Type: Formal Presentation

Availability: Anytim

e Presenters:

Elsbeth Magilton, University of Nebraska College of Law

Presentation Abstract:

Nebraska Law’s online Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law program is a part-time online option for industry professionals. The online LL.M. (a post-law degree masters level program) was created in 2012 to address the growing demand for the program by experienced practitioners who want to obtain an LL.M ...


Improved Grade Outcomes With An E-Mailed ‘Grade Nudge.’, Ben Smith, Dustin White, Patricia Kuzyk, James Tierney Nov 2018

Improved Grade Outcomes With An E-Mailed ‘Grade Nudge.’, Ben Smith, Dustin White, Patricia Kuzyk, James Tierney

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

First Name: Ben

Last Name: Smith

Department: Economics

UNO Campus: UNO

Email: bosmith@unomaha.edu

Phone: 4025544816

Track: Emerging Technology

Title: Assistant Professor

Session Type: Formal Presentation

Availability: Anytime

Presenters: Ben Smith, UNO

Presentation Abstract: Near the end of the semester, students who've placed little importance in your course will wonder: "what's my grade?" This realization often happens so late that no amount of effort will result in an acceptable grade.

What if students cared as much about their grade at the beginning of the semester as they do at the end? This is the idea behind 'Grade ...


It Takes A System To Build An Affordable Content Program, Brad Severa, Jane Petersen, Kimberly A. Carlson, Betty Jacques, Brian Moore, Andrew Cano, Michael Jolley Nov 2018

It Takes A System To Build An Affordable Content Program, Brad Severa, Jane Petersen, Kimberly A. Carlson, Betty Jacques, Brian Moore, Andrew Cano, Michael Jolley

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

First Name: Bradley

Last Name: Severa

Department: Information Technology Services UNL

Campus: UNL

Email: bsevera@unl.edu

Phone: 4024720606

Track: Emerging Technology

Title: Academic Tech Support Spec

Session Type: Panel Discussion

Session Title: It Takes a System to Build an Affordable Content Program

Availability: Anytime

Presenters:

Brad Severa, M.A., Academic Technology Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jane L. Petersen, Director, Academic Technology and Client Services, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Dr. Kimberly Carlson, Professor & Assistant Chair, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Mrs. Betty Jacques, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Dr. Brian Moore, Professor of Music Education and Music Technology, Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Andrew J. Cano, Virtual Learning Librarian (Assistant Professor) University Libraries, University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Michael R. Jolley, M.A., Instructional Design Technology Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Presentation Abstract:

Since 2006, the price of textbooks has dramatically exploded, with the cost of a college text book increasing more than four times the rate of inflation.

This cross-campus panel includes Faculty, an Instructional Designer, Librarian and ITS Staff discussing how to build an affordable textbook program.

The UNK members will share learning outcomes from the Kelly Grant project including; using OER materials in courses, converting to digital textbooks, lessons learned and helpful hints for success.

The UNL members will introduce the Digital Materials Initiative opportunities at the ...


Innovation In Pedagogy And Technology Symposium: University Of Nebraska, May 8, 2018, University Of Nebraska Oct 2018

Innovation In Pedagogy And Technology Symposium: University Of Nebraska, May 8, 2018, University Of Nebraska

Zea E-Books

Selected Conference Proceedings, Presented by University of Nebraska Online and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services.

University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (NU ITS) and University of Nebraska Online (NU Online) present an education and technology symposium each spring. The Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium provides University of Nebraska (NU) faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts, share their experiences and learn from the initiatives of colleagues from across the system. This event is offered free to NU administrators, faculty and staff free of charge. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 The Cornhusker Marriott, Lincoln, NE

Technology ...


Open Textbook Project, Sue Ann Gardner Oct 2018

Open Textbook Project, Sue Ann Gardner

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

An overview of an open educational resource textbook project administered from the University Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Images of some of the textbook authors are included.


Remembrance Of Things Past, Sue Ann Gardner Oct 2018

Remembrance Of Things Past, Sue Ann Gardner

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

An overview of faculty development leave taken January 2018 through June 2018, University Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Satisfaction Of Library Services By Catholic Religious In Ss. Peter And Paul Seminary, Ibadan, Nigeria, Oyedele Abimbola Ojeniyi Mr. Oct 2018

Satisfaction Of Library Services By Catholic Religious In Ss. Peter And Paul Seminary, Ibadan, Nigeria, Oyedele Abimbola Ojeniyi Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries not only acquire, organize, retrieve and disseminate information but also provide some services such as references services, current awareness, selective dissemination of information, document delivery services and inter-library loan services. Others include internet, audiovisual, reprographic, customer relation and user education services. The sole aim of these services is to satisfy the information needs of the users and clienteles of the library. The catholic religious who are studying to become priests have information needs not only for their academics but also for their pastoral training, which is given a greater priority towards their eligibility as priests. Therefore, they need to ...


Museum Exploration Club, Aurora Kenworthy Oct 2018

Museum Exploration Club, Aurora Kenworthy

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This club focuses on exploring topics in art, science, and history through a focus on museum exhibits.


Makerspace Club, Carolyn Brady Oct 2018

Makerspace Club, Carolyn Brady

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This is a unique club that allows children to explore the world around them and make projects using materials provided by educators, and to get children thinking about how things work in the world, and how they do. They gain knowledge about success and failure of these things by recreating them.


Gifted Students, Honors Students, And An Honors Education, Jaclyn M. Chancey, Jennifer Lease Butts Oct 2018

Gifted Students, Honors Students, And An Honors Education, Jaclyn M. Chancey, Jennifer Lease Butts

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

The seeming lack of connection between honors and gifted education has puzzled us for some time. Both of us incorporated gifted education and higher education into our doctoral studies, and both of our dissertations used gifted education theories as lenses into the honors student experience. Our lives as researchers and higher education administrators have been spent in the shared space between gifted students and honors programs. We know that this combination strengthens our work with the University of Connecticut Honors Program, and we are excited at the possibility of greater collaboration between the two fields. In this essay, we will ...


Opening Doors: Facilitating Transfer Students’ Participation In Honors, Patrick Bahls Oct 2018

Opening Doors: Facilitating Transfer Students’ Participation In Honors, Patrick Bahls

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Those of us who reflect on our work as honors educators and administrators are more certain than ever that honors programs and colleges are critical sites for development of equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education. Numerous roundtable discussions and research presentations at recent regional and national honors conferences signal this awareness as do equally numerous honors-related publications, including two monographs released through the National Collegiate Honors Council; Setting the Table for Diversity, edited by Coleman and Kotinek, and Occupy Honors Education, edited by Coleman, Kotinek, & Oda. Lisa Coleman opens the former volume with a series of questions that frame ...


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018) [Editorial Matter] Oct 2018

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018) [Editorial Matter]

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

indexing statement

production editors

editorial board

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Call for Papers .

Editorial Policy, Deadlines, and Submission Guidelines

About the Authors

Front and back covers


If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?, Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison Oct 2018

If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?, Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Last year’s surprise hit of the television season was The Good Doctor, in which Freddie Highmore plays a gifted surgical resident who is also a high-functioning autistic. Critics speculate that it succeeded because audiences are hungry for good-outcome fantasy, or “warm bath” television. Fantasy is right. As much as we love watching Shaun Murphy show up not only all the other residents but all the attending physicians, we wouldn’t want to work with him in real life. Gifted students who can move through the K–12 curriculum so quickly that they can earn college-ready SAT scores at 11 ...


Ways We Can Do Better: Bridging The Gap Between Gifted Education And Honors Colleges, Angie L. Miller Oct 2018

Ways We Can Do Better: Bridging The Gap Between Gifted Education And Honors Colleges, Angie L. Miller

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Over the past decade of my academic career, I have increasingly noticed the gap between K–12 gifted education and honors college education as my research has forced me to straddle the two areas. My doctoral education at Ball State University included a specialization in gifted studies, which was a natural fit with my own interests in creative cognitive processes. During this time, I worked with a team that amassed a large data set from the honors college students, with twelve different measures ranging from topics of temperament to perfectionism to social dominance orientation. These measures addressed mostly psychosocial and ...


Editor’S Introduction, Ada Long Oct 2018

Editor’S Introduction, Ada Long

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors educators are used to organizing and teaching interdisciplinary courses and so are familiar with the paradox that faculty in different academic departments are typically unaware of what goes on in disciplines other than their own despite quickly recognizing that they have mutual interests, methodologies, and challenges. They inevitably learn about and from the work of colleagues in different fields, discovering opportunities to strengthen their scholarly and pedagogical work. They typically want and ask to teach other interdisciplinary courses and wonder why they haven’t thought to do so before. The same paradox exists in the scholarship on gifted and ...


The Value Of Honors: A Study Of Alumni Perspectives On Skills Gained Through Honors Education, Christopher M. Kotschevar, Surachat Ngorsuraches, Rebecca C. Bott-Knutson Oct 2018

The Value Of Honors: A Study Of Alumni Perspectives On Skills Gained Through Honors Education, Christopher M. Kotschevar, Surachat Ngorsuraches, Rebecca C. Bott-Knutson

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors education is often marketed as a means to offer enhanced value to a collegiate education. This value has the capacity to bolster a student’s academic experience, to add to his or her comprehensive skill set, to enhance a resumé, and to improve professional development. Ernest Pascarella argued that theoretical value without data is often used to justify collegiate programs such as honors and criticized those practices for lacking research and data to validate the claim of enhanced value. The current research was designed to obtain validation by eliciting the perspectives of alumni from South Dakota State University’s ...


Are You Gifted-Friendly? Understanding How Honors Contexts (Can) Serve Gifted Young Adults, Jonathan D. Kotinek Oct 2018

Are You Gifted-Friendly? Understanding How Honors Contexts (Can) Serve Gifted Young Adults, Jonathan D. Kotinek

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

I was tangentially aware of gifted education while I was in elementary and middle school, but my first real awareness of the concept came through my work in the University Honors Program at Texas A&M. In truth, I was not yet working for the University Honors Program; I was a graduate assistant for then-Associate Director, Finnie Coleman, who tasked me with helping host a group of Davidson Young Scholars visiting campus for a lecture from Stephen Hawking to mark the opening of the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy in 2003. I was hired into a full-time role in the honors program not long after, and Coleman asked how we might ...


Honors Is A Good Fit For Gifted Students— Or Maybe Not, Annmarie Guzy Oct 2018

Honors Is A Good Fit For Gifted Students— Or Maybe Not, Annmarie Guzy

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In the field of composition studies, a core pedagogical objective is to familiarize students with types of argumentation strategies, such as causation, evaluation, narration, rebuttal, and definition. Introducing definition arguments in their textbook Good Reasons: Researching and Writing Effective Arguments, Lester Faigley and Jack Selzer state that “[d]efinition arguments set out criteria and then argue whatever is being defined meets or does not meet those criteria. Rarely do you get far into an argument without having to define something” (97). They identify three categories of definition—formal, operational, and by example—and then apply these to sample documents. For ...


Social Media For Honors Colleges: Swipe Right Or Left?, Corinne R. Green Oct 2018

Social Media For Honors Colleges: Swipe Right Or Left?, Corinne R. Green

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In the face of new technologies, honors faculty and staff should begin understanding the way their students interact with these technologies to apply them appropriately within the honors experience. Social media is a prominent and controversial technology that requires more research on how honors students and students with gifts and talents embrace or reject the trending innovations. Honors pedagogues express some controversy over whether the presence of online technology enhances or decreases the sense of community within their college (Alger; English; Johnson, “Meeting”; Salas), but this issue is moot if honors professionals do not seek understanding about how honors students ...


Dedication -- Lisa Lynn Coleman Oct 2018

Dedication -- Lisa Lynn Coleman

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors director, diversity advocate, book editor, journal reviewer, Virginia Woolf scholar, yoga and Pilates instructor—Lisa Coleman is a modern-day Renaissance woman. Recently retired as English Professor and Honors Director at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Lisa has been a moving force in the National Collegiate Honors Council for two decades. Most NCHC members know her as the instigator and implementer of the Diversity Forums at the annual conferences for the past fifteen years or so. An active member and often chair of the Diversity Committee during that time, she has also been contributing co-editor to two monographs on diversity in ...