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University Of Nebraska At Omaha, December Commencement 1998, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Dec 1998

University Of Nebraska At Omaha, December Commencement 1998, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Nebraska Internet Evaluation Report, Year 5, Neal Topp, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Robert Mortenson Dec 1998

Nebraska Internet Evaluation Report, Year 5, Neal Topp, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Robert Mortenson

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

his final report of a comprehensive five-year evaluation process focused on examining the progress of the statewide implementation of Internet technology, as well as the general impact on teachers, students, and schools of statewide connectivity and training efforts in K-12 schools in Nebraska. The evaluation process was based on three primary types of data--teacher/principal survey data, machine-based Educational Service Unit (ESU) support data, and observed classroom uses and projects. Results are reported in the following areas: teacher use of the Internet; principal use of the Internet; student use of the Internet; the impact of Internet on classroom settings; example ...


The Influence Of Exercise Self-Efficacy And Social Support On Exercise For Air Force Personnel, Jerry Wilson Dec 1998

The Influence Of Exercise Self-Efficacy And Social Support On Exercise For Air Force Personnel, Jerry Wilson

Student Work

The purpose of the study was to determine how social support and self-efficacy function in each stage of change in exercise behavior and also to study to what extent social support and self-efficacy can predict what stage of change a person is in. To determine this, 179 Air Force men and women ranging in age from 19 to 54 years old at U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, were administered a questionnaire to determine their exercise stage of change, self-efficacy, and social support from family and friends. The stages of change for exercise were as follows: 0 ...


Doing Well By Doing Good: A Study Of The Effects Of A Service-Learning Experience On Student Success, Judith S. Berson, William F. Younkin Nov 1998

Doing Well By Doing Good: A Study Of The Effects Of A Service-Learning Experience On Student Success, Judith S. Berson, William F. Younkin

Higher Education

This study explored the effects of service learning on student success in college. The study consisted of 286 students enrolled in six paired community college courses in various disciplines. One section of each pair was taught using traditional subject matter and course materials,while the other section of each pair was required to participate in a 20-hourservice learning activity in addition to the regular course curriculum.Participating faculty completed questionnaires and interviews regarding the courses, and students completed end-of-course evaluations. The results indicated that, overall, students who participated in the sections with a service learning requirement achieved higher final course ...


Enrollment Report - Fall 1998, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1998

Enrollment Report - Fall 1998, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


Service-Learning In Economics: A Detailed Application, Kimmarie Mcgoldrick Oct 1998

Service-Learning In Economics: A Detailed Application, Kimmarie Mcgoldrick

Service Learning, General

Over the past decade, a significant push has been made toward the adoption or development of alternative methods of disseminating economic concepts to students. Much of this work is grounded in the belief that we, as educators, must recognize who our students are as well as how they process information. Siegfried and colleagues ( 1991) have suggested that more needs to be done to teach students to think like economists. They outlined a number of approaches and changes that have the potential for improving undergraduate economic education by providing opportunities for students to practice thinking like economists.


New England College Pre-Service Teacher Service Learning Guidebook, Debra Nitschke-Shaw Oct 1998

New England College Pre-Service Teacher Service Learning Guidebook, Debra Nitschke-Shaw

Guides

In a democratic classroom, teacher and students strive to create a participatory learning community (Wade, 1997), a community where the voices and needs of all are respected and valued by the members of that community. Democratic education involves connecting with the larger community through meaningful, hands-on involvement. According to John Dewey, "schools should be democratic laboratories of learning closely linked to community need" (National Youth Leadership Council, 1991, p. 4). Therefore, the focus of a democratic classroom should be on responsible participation from all members of the classroom community.


Fact Book 1998, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Oct 1998

Fact Book 1998, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Fact Book

This seventeenth edition of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Fact Book has been designed to present a variety of information and data, about the University, in a concise, easily-used format. I hope this provides a profile that will expand your understanding of our institution.


University Of Nebraska At Omaha, August Commencement 1998, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Aug 1998

University Of Nebraska At Omaha, August Commencement 1998, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Sense Of Belonging As Perceived By Two Third Grade Students., Laura Foix Aug 1998

Sense Of Belonging As Perceived By Two Third Grade Students., Laura Foix

Student Work

This study investigated the sense of belonging as perceived by two third grade students. Two informants in a small midwestem public school were used in this qualitative study. Data was collected through interviews, observations, informant journals, and a researcher reflection journal. It was discovered that these informants believe that a sense of humor, class participation, compliments, and non-verbal facial expressions contribute to a child feeling a sense of belonging in the classroom. Further research needs to be completed to determine other factors that contribute to a child’s sense of belonging in the classroom, as well as other settings within ...


Enrollment Report - Summer 1998, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jul 1998

Enrollment Report - Summer 1998, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


University Of Nebraska At Omaha, May Commencement 1998, University Of Nebraska At Omaha May 1998

University Of Nebraska At Omaha, May Commencement 1998, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


The Connections Project: Year 2 Annual Report, Neal Topp, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Bob Pawloski, Lawrence S. Bundy, Seward School District May 1998

The Connections Project: Year 2 Annual Report, Neal Topp, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Bob Pawloski, Lawrence S. Bundy, Seward School District

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

This annual report for budget year October 1, 1997-September 30, 1998 describes year 2 of the Connections Project within the Seward, Nebraska public schools. This project (a technology challenge grant) provided four major activities to help Nebraska middle and high school teachers, mentors, and community members enhance student learning through integrated curricula supported by technology. The activities included professional development for teachers to support their use of integrated curriculum and technology, curriculum development activities, community connections programs, and statewide and national dissemination of 400 project curriculum models and resources through a website and CD-ROM. The project was intended to increase ...


Attempting Preventing Reinventing The Wheel: Establishing Chicano/A-Latino/A Studies At A Midwest Urban University, Joseph A. Valades, Theresa Barron-Mckeagney, Michael Carroll, Lourdes Gouveia, Lucy Garza Apr 1998

Attempting Preventing Reinventing The Wheel: Establishing Chicano/A-Latino/A Studies At A Midwest Urban University, Joseph A. Valades, Theresa Barron-Mckeagney, Michael Carroll, Lourdes Gouveia, Lucy Garza

Social Work Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

“This session will focus on the personal observations of three faculty who sought to establish a minor in Chicano/a-Latino/a Studies . . . Follow our graphic accounts as we wrestle with the decision of actually embarking on such a quest amidst our thencurrent demands of doctoral coursework, research, teaching and tenure.” In the fall semester of 1995, Chicano/a Studies was formally recognized as a "minor" at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Two years previously, three faculty members from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at UNO diligently worked to gather student and faculty support and put the ...


Recruitment Of High School Minority Students Into Engineering, Math, Science And Technology Futures On Predominantly White Campuses, Franklin Titus Thompson, Tome Sires, Carol Batt Apr 1998

Recruitment Of High School Minority Students Into Engineering, Math, Science And Technology Futures On Predominantly White Campuses, Franklin Titus Thompson, Tome Sires, Carol Batt

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

“This session is for college administrators who wish to make traditionally elitist program more inclusive. Its is also helpful to community and school district personnel who wish to investigate how to set up a similar program in their community.”


Animal Tracks Habitat Action Pack, Rhonda Lucas Donald, Marsha A. Lakes Matyas, Sara Bradley, Cheryl Dixon, Elenor Hodges, Jennifer Kier, Margaret Tunstall, Charles Wilkinson Apr 1998

Animal Tracks Habitat Action Pack, Rhonda Lucas Donald, Marsha A. Lakes Matyas, Sara Bradley, Cheryl Dixon, Elenor Hodges, Jennifer Kier, Margaret Tunstall, Charles Wilkinson

Curriculum

Welcome to Animal Tracks ®, a classroom education program of the National Wildlife Federation focusing on teacher training and environmental education resources. In Animal Tracks materials, the animals and their tracks lead educators and students on an exploration of conservation issues.

Thank you for using this Action Pack, our newest resource. We hope you find the Action Packs useful and because this is a "work-in-progress," we welcome any comments you might have for improvements. As you turn the page you'll see our questionnaire. Please take a minute to fill it out and put it in the mail. We'll include ...


Critical Moments: A Case Study Approach For Easing The Cultural Isolation Of Underrepresented College Students, Reshell Ray, Diane Gillespie Apr 1998

Critical Moments: A Case Study Approach For Easing The Cultural Isolation Of Underrepresented College Students, Reshell Ray, Diane Gillespie

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

This workshop will familiarize participants with a cultural diversity case study approach for curriculum reform called “Critical Moments.” The program has a culturally diverse student body and a multicultural curriculum in the social sciences and . . . has won national and local awards for its retention and teaching of underrepresented students.


De-Platonizing And Democratizing Education As The Bases Of Service Learning, Ira Harkavy, Lee Benson Apr 1998

De-Platonizing And Democratizing Education As The Bases Of Service Learning, Ira Harkavy, Lee Benson

Service Learning, General

The theoretical bases of academic service learning are examined, with particular attention to John Dewey’s contributions. The service learning movement is conceptualized as part of an ongoing—and still unsuccessful—effort to “de-Platonize” and democratize American higher education in particular and American schooling in general.


What Are Students Learning?: Assessing Service Learning And The Curriculum, Kathryn Blash Cumbo, Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur Apr 1998

What Are Students Learning?: Assessing Service Learning And The Curriculum, Kathryn Blash Cumbo, Jennifer A. Vadeboncoeur

Service Learning, General

Service learning, a method of learning and teaching, has the potential to move our educational system into the 21st century by providing a vehicle for integrating the needs of schools and communities while reflecting current reform agendas and providing meaningful learning experiences for students. In order for service learning to play a role in the transformation of our schools, however, educators must become successful at linking service to learning- making connections between service experiences and academic learning explicit. This paper explores the meaning of learning in service learning by explicating: a) how service learning links to current standards based reform ...


Enrollment Report - Spring 1998, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Apr 1998

Enrollment Report - Spring 1998, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Enrollment Reports

The Enrollment Report provides administrative and delivery-site information on enrollment headcount and student credit hours, as well as the demographic characteristics of enrolled students. The purpose of this profile is to provide the undergraduate and graduate enrollments and student credit hour information by college or equivalent academic unit, class, gender and ethnicity.


Animal Tracks Northern Forest Action Pack, Elizabeth Soper, Marsha A. Lakes Matyas, Sara Bradley, Cheryl Dixon, Elenor Hodges, Jennifer Kier, Margaret Tunstall, Charles Wilkinson Mar 1998

Animal Tracks Northern Forest Action Pack, Elizabeth Soper, Marsha A. Lakes Matyas, Sara Bradley, Cheryl Dixon, Elenor Hodges, Jennifer Kier, Margaret Tunstall, Charles Wilkinson

Curriculum

Welcome to Animal Tracks®, a classroom education program of the National Wildlife Federation focusing on teacher training and environmental education resources. In Animal Tracks materials, the animals and their tracks lead educators and students on an exploration of conservation issues.

Thank you for using this Action Pack, our newest resource. We hope you find the Action Packs useful and as a ''work-in-progress,'' we welcome any comments you might have for improvements. As you turn the page you'll see our questionnaire. Please take a minute to fill it out and put it in the mail. We'll include you on ...


Animal Tracks Wetlands Action Pack, Maria Hagedorn, Marsha A. Lakes Matyas, Sara Bradley, Cheryl Dixon, Elenor Hodges, Jennifer Kier, Margaret Tunstall, Charles Wilkinson Jan 1998

Animal Tracks Wetlands Action Pack, Maria Hagedorn, Marsha A. Lakes Matyas, Sara Bradley, Cheryl Dixon, Elenor Hodges, Jennifer Kier, Margaret Tunstall, Charles Wilkinson

Curriculum

Welcome to Animal Tracks®, a classroom education program of the National Wildlife Federation focusing on teacher training and environmental education resources. In Animal Tracks materials, the animals and their tracks lead educators and students on an exploration of conservation issues.

Thank you for using this Action Pack, our newest resource. We hope you find the Action Packs useful and as a "work-in-progress," we welcome any comments you might have for I improvements. As you turn the page you'll see our questionnaire. Please take a minute to fill it out and put it in the mail. We'll include you ...


The Cultural Ideas Exchange Program Model, Monika L. Walker Jan 1998

The Cultural Ideas Exchange Program Model, Monika L. Walker

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

“The primary objective of Cultural Ideas Exchange Program or CIEP is to provide informative insight and reports on those issues and events that ultimately affect the lives and welfare of minority and ethnic student populations.” Primary Objective Historically, the "ideas" to include opinions and societal contributions of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans, as well as other diverse cultural groups have often been underrepresented in the North American social and political scheme. The Cultural Ideas Exchange Program or CIEP is based on global communication and has been developed in an effort to:

• Provide informative insight and reports on those issues ...


Services Report Fy 1998, Uno Office Of Research And Creative Activity Jan 1998

Services Report Fy 1998, Uno Office Of Research And Creative Activity

Services Reports

This Service Report features: Mission Statement, SPR Services, FY 1998 Update; and University of Nebraska at Omaha FY 1998 External Grant Awards.


Impulse Control Rap: "We Got A Skill To Help You Chill", John W. Hill Jan 1998

Impulse Control Rap: "We Got A Skill To Help You Chill", John W. Hill

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Expanding And Sustaining Partnerships, Judith A. Ramaley Jan 1998

Expanding And Sustaining Partnerships, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

The Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) Program requires adaptations in the university environment. We must examine and reinterpret (1) the roles and responsibilities of faculty; (2) the design of the undergraduate curriculum; (3) the structures of the university that create the capacity and support to sustain different working relationships with the community; and (4) our definitions of success and quality.


Fall Enrollment 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Fall Enrollment 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Fall Enrollment

IPEDS Fall Enrollment annual report contains the following information: • Full- and part-time fall enrollments by level, by race/ethnicity and gender of student • Number of students engaged in distance education, by level and location • Age distributions by student level (odd-numbered years) • State of residence of first-time first-year students (even-numbered years) • Total number of students in the entering class • Fall-to-fall retention rates of full-time and part-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (less than 4-year institutions), and first-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students (4-year institutions)


Finance 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Finance 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Finance

IPEDS Finance annual report contains the following information: • Revenues by source (e.g., tuition and fees, government, private gifts) • Expenses by function (e.g., instruction, research, plant maintenance and operation) • Scholarships, physical plant assets and indebtedness • Assets, liabilities and net assets • Different formats are used based on the institution’s accounting standards


Student Financial Aid 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Student Financial Aid 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Financial Aid

IPEDS Student Financial Aid annual report contains the following information: • Number and percent of undergraduate and of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students receiving student financial aid, by type of aid and average amount of aid received


Human Resources 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Human Resources 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Human Resources

IPEDS Human Resources annual report contains the following information: • Employees by primary occupational activity, faculty status, full and part time (collected separately for medical schools) • Full-time instructional staff by academic rank, gender and function • Total salary outlay and number of months covered by academic rank and gender