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Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Dec 2011

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting regarding athletic contracts, sabbaticals, benefits and pedagogical faculty track.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans Dec 2011

Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding promotion, tenure, action plan, enrollment, MAP and international education.


Cloud, Emma Lily (Barnes), B. 1929 (Sc 2490), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2011

Cloud, Emma Lily (Barnes), B. 1929 (Sc 2490), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2490. School autograph books (2), correspondence, and substitute teacher reports of Emma (Barnes) Cloud of Ohio County, Kentucky. Includes a letter and Christmas card from her future husband, Allen C. Cloud, written during his Air Force service.


Ua12/2/1 Stress Busters, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2011

Ua12/2/1 Stress Busters, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special finals week edition of the College Heights Herald.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 27, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2011

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 27, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2011

December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2011

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Graduate Faculty Committee, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2011

Graduate Faculty Committee, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Membership of Graduate Committee.


Graduate Student Research Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2011

Graduate Student Research Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2011

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2011

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Dec 2011

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of December 2011 meeting.


St. Mary's Backpack, Cathy Abell Dec 2011

St. Mary's Backpack, Cathy Abell

Nursing Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


How Culture Impacts Relational Aggression In Elementary School-Age Children, Janice Marie Erlewine Dec 2011

How Culture Impacts Relational Aggression In Elementary School-Age Children, Janice Marie Erlewine

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to analyze whether cultural differences existed in forms of aggression and prosocial behaviors among 8 to 10 year old students in Ireland (N=145) and Puerto Rico (N=56) and if the prevalence of these forms of aggression differed between genders. Classroom teachers using the Children’s Social Behavior Scale – Teacher Form (Crick, 1996) rated all students in their classes on relational aggression, physical aggression, and prosocial behaviors. Three 2 (culture) by 2 (gender) analyses of variance were performed on each of the following dependent variables: relational aggression, physical aggression, and prosocial behavior.

Teachers ...


An Analysis Of Burmese And Iraqi Resettlement Location And Assimilation In A Midsized City: Implications For Educational And Other Community Leaders, Donna Schiess Renaud Dec 2011

An Analysis Of Burmese And Iraqi Resettlement Location And Assimilation In A Midsized City: Implications For Educational And Other Community Leaders, Donna Schiess Renaud

Dissertations

Refugees face different circumstances than other immigrants regarding housing in initial resettlement in the U.S. Refugees have no choice of their initial residence as this is determined in advance by the resettlement agency. Refugees who belong to minority ethnic groups and who have little education or skills may experience discrimination and hostility from local citizens. Resettlement areas that are high in population density, rental units, minorities, crime, unemployment, inadequate transportation, and low income may present additional barriers to cultural and economic assimilation.

This mixed-method study had a twofold purpose. The first was to describe quantitatively how the initial resettlement ...


Effectiveness Of Introduction To College Ge-100, Charles E. Johnson Dec 2011

Effectiveness Of Introduction To College Ge-100, Charles E. Johnson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In 2008, the excitement to teach the class, Introduction to College to new students who are beginning college, was greatly accepted with much reservation. Numerous memories reflected back to that special period when the writer was faced with those daunting decisions of where to attend college. Those memories of excitement and fear of being away from home the very first time, starting college life, meeting new friends, and what career path to choose, were difficult decisions during that transitional time. Orientation class back then consisted mainly of a half day spent touring the college campus and listening to various speakers ...


Contributions Of The Kentucky Comprehensive Universities To The Goals Of Postsecondary Education Reform, Cindy L. Ehresman Dec 2011

Contributions Of The Kentucky Comprehensive Universities To The Goals Of Postsecondary Education Reform, Cindy L. Ehresman

Dissertations

Kentucky is well known for its education reform efforts; the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 ushered in an era of intense focus on higher education in the Commonwealth. Specific and measureable goals for each sector of the state’s higher education institutions were included in the legislation; however, goals set for the comprehensive universities were less well-defined than those for both the research institutions and the community and technical colleges. Through an analysis of changes in capacity and mission, this study identified the ensuing contributions of Kentucky’s six comprehensive universities as they addressed the goals of the ...


Effects Of Implementing A Formative Assessment Initiative, Thomas A. Stewart Dec 2011

Effects Of Implementing A Formative Assessment Initiative, Thomas A. Stewart

Dissertations

This dissertation supports the work of Black and Wiliam (1998), who demonstrated that when teachers effectively utilize formative assessment strategies, student learning increases significantly. However, the researchers also found a “poverty of practice” among teachers, in that few fully understood how to effectively implement formative assessment in the classroom. This qualitative case study examined a series of voluntary workshops offered at one public middle school designed to address this poverty of practice. Data were gathered via semi-structured interviews. The researcher used constant comparative analysis to discover patterns in the data for the following four research questions: (1) What role did ...


Assessing The Efficacy Of A Modified Therapeutic Community On The Reduction Of Institutional Write-Ups In A Medium Security Prison, Lee Maglinger Dec 2011

Assessing The Efficacy Of A Modified Therapeutic Community On The Reduction Of Institutional Write-Ups In A Medium Security Prison, Lee Maglinger

Dissertations

This study explored the impact a modified Therapeutic Community (TC) had on reducing institutional disorder as documented by institutional write-ups. Substance abuse treatment programs are typically evaluated in terms of their ability to prevent relapse and reduce recidivism. The current study examined the efficacy of a modified TC in relation to these parameters but also explored its overall impact on prison safety and security for both the inmates and staff of a medium security prison located in Kentucky. Specifically, the number of institutional write-ups exhibited by clients participating in a modified Therapeutic Community was compared with the number of write-ups ...


Caring, Interaction, And Active Teaching Strategies: Factors That Contribute To The Success Of The Associate Degree Nursing Student, Penelope Sue Logsdon Dec 2011

Caring, Interaction, And Active Teaching Strategies: Factors That Contribute To The Success Of The Associate Degree Nursing Student, Penelope Sue Logsdon

Dissertations

This exploratory study examined successful associate degree nursing students’ perceptions regarding the importance of caring by the nursing faculty, nursing faculty/student interaction, and faculty use of active teaching strategies. Participants completed a researcher developed survey instrument that measured both the importance and frequency of the caring, interaction, and active teaching strategies. The survey instrument measured six demographic factors and 30 statements regarding caring, interaction, and active teaching. Participants rated the statements for both importance and frequency on a four-point Likert scale. Five community and technical college associate degree nursing programs participated in the research with a total of 270 ...


Response To Autism: An Assessment Of Services For Students With Autism In Kentucky's Public Schools, Leigh Anne Roden Dec 2011

Response To Autism: An Assessment Of Services For Students With Autism In Kentucky's Public Schools, Leigh Anne Roden

Dissertations

The full implementation of school-based autism services has grown in importance over the past few decades. School systems are expected to provide high-quality educational services for students with autism spectrum disorders. Though several organizations provide recommendations for appropriate program components, Kentucky does not supply education agencies with a means of evaluating the current autism services offered within their districts and schools.

This descriptive study examined the current level of implementation of school-based autism services within an educational cooperative in Kentucky. The research was conducted to determine whether or not school districts are fully implementing essential program components as recommended by ...


Effects Of Professional Development On Using Differentiated Instruction With Gifted And Talented Students In The Library Media Center, Kristi Lynn Hayes Dec 2011

Effects Of Professional Development On Using Differentiated Instruction With Gifted And Talented Students In The Library Media Center, Kristi Lynn Hayes

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Library media specialists (LMSs) have a unique position within a school, which is the opportunity to reach out to every student, especially to gifted and talented students who can benefit from having more advocates within their learning communities. Collaborating with other education professionals is beneficial to all students and many library media specialists already make this a normal part of their job responsibilities. The LMSs who are participants of Project CATALYST (Collaboration among Teachers and Librarians Yields Successful Teaching) are required to collaborate with classroom teachers in order to provide more enriching opportunities for students when they come to the ...


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 2011

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans Nov 2011

Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding university property, child abuse reporting, course evaluations, release time and employment applications.


Ua12/2/1 Deck The Hill, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2011

Ua12/2/1 Deck The Hill, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special holiday edition of the College Heights Herald.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2011

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Nov 2011

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting regarding committee assignments, staffing plan, graduate council, dual credit courses, policies, creation of handbook committee, salaries, summer/winter teaching and the Kentucky Museum.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans Nov 2011

Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding adjunct faculty, university property, library advisory council, general education, faculty workload, student retention and temporary faculty.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 22, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2011

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 22, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 21, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2011

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 87, No. 21, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.