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Wmu Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting December 16, 1988, Wmu Board Of Trustees Dec 1988

Wmu Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting December 16, 1988, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

  • Acceptance of the Agenda
  • Approval of the Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Remarks by the President
  • Authorization to Confer Degrees
  • Grant Report
  • Personnel Report
  • Departmental Name Change
  • Naming of Music Performance Institute
  • Student Government Association Constitution
  • Gift Report
  • Personnel Report
  • Borrowing Resolution - Term Loan Agreement
  • Honors College Architectural Contract
  • Remarks by the Provost
  • Public Comments
  • Adjournment


Western News: December 8, 1988, Western Michigan University Dec 1988

Western News: December 8, 1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Victory is sweet for host cities of college bowl games, Senate OKs resolution on consensual relations, Singable songs and stirred sentiments make classics, Robertson co-writes book 'on clinical psychology, Michigan poets featured in book co-edited by Scott, Wylie is high on new 'computerized landing system, Opportunities available for armchair quarterbacks, WMU facility conducts product testing for area manufacturers, Colorado River exploration is subject of Cooley book


Geology Newsletter- 1988, Department Of Geology Dec 1988

Geology Newsletter- 1988, Department Of Geology

Geological and Environmental Sciences News

Vol. 1, No. 13

  • Dear Alumni and Friends
  • Core Research Studies
  • Institute for Water Studies
  • W. David Kuenzi Scholarship Fund
  • Geology Development and Scholarship Fund Donations
  • Faculty Briefs
  • News from the Support Staff
  • Geology/Earth Science Club
  • Awards & Scholarships
  • 1988 Speakers Program
  • Alumni Lines


Western News, December 1,1988, Western Michigan University Dec 1988

Western News, December 1,1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Cranberries could be the sauce in Michigan's future, Record number to join 25 Year Club, Scholarship puts minority students on the road to business careers, Senior citizens; students are; partners in new program, DeRose named regional center director, Viglianti to return and head Gary Fund


Implementing Computer Use In A 5th Grade Curriculum: A Study Of The Process Of Implementation And Subsequent Impact, Davison Dec 1988

Implementing Computer Use In A 5th Grade Curriculum: A Study Of The Process Of Implementation And Subsequent Impact, Davison

Master's Theses

There has recently been an intensive effort on the part of school systems, administrators, teachers, and parents to bring computers into everyday classroom use. Yet, to a large degree, this effort has proceeded without appropriate planning about just how computers can best be used and integrated into the curriculum.

This study focuses on how an independent elementary school with a minimum of resources went about the process of integrating computer usage in the fifth grade, the steps required for integration and for continued student use of computers in the school. Computer usage was introduced as part of the writing classes ...


Pentylenetetrazol-Induced Seizures In Pigeons And The Effects Of Ethosuximide Thereon, Jakubow Dec 1988

Pentylenetetrazol-Induced Seizures In Pigeons And The Effects Of Ethosuximide Thereon, Jakubow

Master's Theses

Previous research has shown that ethosuximide in high enough doses will disrupt operant responding in pigeons. Whether or not these same doses will protect against seizure activity in this species has not been previously tested.

To test this question a system for scoring pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures in pigeons was developed and the effects of ethosuximide on such seizures were evaluated. In Experiment 1 pentylenetetrazol at 15, 27 and 47 mg/kg reliably induced seizures. In Experiment 2 non-behaviorally active and behaviorally active doses of ethosuximide were tested for their seizure controlling effectiveness.

Doses of 20, 40, 80, 160 and 320 mg ...


An Evaluation Of A Student Orientation Pilot Project And Counseling Services As Retention Activities At Grand Valley State University, Gustas Dec 1988

An Evaluation Of A Student Orientation Pilot Project And Counseling Services As Retention Activities At Grand Valley State University, Gustas

Master's Theses

The field experience was completed in the Counseling Center in affiliation with the Dean of Students Office, and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, spring of 1986 through spring of 1987. An objective of the experience was to determine if an increased orientation program and counseling service impacted the retention of freshmen students at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

Data were gathered and compiled which supported an extended orientation program at other institutions. Recommendations for implementation were prepared and presented to the Retention Committee at Grand Valley State University.

Additional data collection was done for the ...


Community Education Plan For North Kent Consortium, Bunnell Dec 1988

Community Education Plan For North Kent Consortium, Bunnell

Master's Theses

The purpose of this project was to design a working document which could be used by the four-school community education consortium in its management practices. The underlying question was whether it was possible to design a document which would be simple and complete, by still address the many needs of four different school systems.

The completed project includes a document which addresses the many facets of administering a multi-district consortium. It outlines the duties and responsibilities of each district at the present time while allowing for the realigning of those duties and responsibilities at a later date.

As a result ...


The Effects Of Nautilus Circuit Weight Training On Aerobic Capacity, Ludwig Dec 1988

The Effects Of Nautilus Circuit Weight Training On Aerobic Capacity, Ludwig

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify whether Nautilus Circuit Training effected maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) levels of novice weight trainers. Fourteen college age male and female subjects (18-23 years old) from physical education classes at Western Michigan University participated in a six week Nautilus Training Program (NTP). Each subject performed a pre and post maximal treadmill graded exercise test to determine VO2max levels. A randomized block ANOVA design was used to analyze the dependent variable, VO2max. The mean of the pre-test VO2max level (42.83 ml x O2/kg ...


Effects Of Student Attitudes And Student Time On Achievement Gains In College Developmental Reading, Welsch Dec 1988

Effects Of Student Attitudes And Student Time On Achievement Gains In College Developmental Reading, Welsch

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to provide a new focus on college-level developmental reading programs by examining course content (i.e., instructional activities) in a developmental reading class.

Attitudes and time spent on instructional activities were monitored for 47 students in three sections of college level developmental reading. Multiple regression analyses were used to relate these data to vocabulary and comprehension gains on the Nelson Denny Reading Test (J. Brown, Nelson, & Denny, 1976).

Students made significant gains in vocabulary and in comprehension. Student attitudes predicted gains in both vocabulary and comprehension. Because of reliability problems, the time data do ...


Small Michigan Schools: Course Offerings And Methods Used To Maintain Curriculum Despite Low Enrollment, Hettle Dec 1988

Small Michigan Schools: Course Offerings And Methods Used To Maintain Curriculum Despite Low Enrollment, Hettle

Master's Theses

Small schools face curriculum limitations because of low student numbers and financial constraints. The purpose of this study was to determine the course offerings and techniques for maintaining curriculum in selected Michigan small schools. Principals of 50 Michigan small schools chosen at random completed a questionnaire listing 79 courses and 15 strategies for maintaining curriculum. Responses were tabulated and listed in rank order. Course offerings in Michigan small schools vary greatly in numbers and kind. Sixty-nine percent offer a basic curriculum enabling students to meet the National Commission on Excellence in Education (1983) recommendations. In coping with small numbers, schools ...


A Study Of The Development Of A Second Language Program Proposal For Decatur Public Schools, Iciek Dec 1988

A Study Of The Development Of A Second Language Program Proposal For Decatur Public Schools, Iciek

Master's Theses

The development of a second language proposal for Decatur, Michigan, Public Schools, was undertaken as a result of an established board goal for the 1985-86 school year. Chairing the committee which investigated the possibility of implementing such a program was undertaken to fulfill the requirements of a Specialist in Education degree through the Department of Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University.

The committee met on a weekly basis to study and develop the proposal by completing the following tasks: (a) identify and visit schools within the state implementing such programs; (b) research the effects of immersion language programs; (c) survey the ...


A Review And Evaluation Of Research On Suspension And Expulsion Of Handicapped Students In Public Schools, Young Dec 1988

A Review And Evaluation Of Research On Suspension And Expulsion Of Handicapped Students In Public Schools, Young

Master's Theses

The purpose of this report is to review and synthesize findings of research studies about suspension and expulsion of handicapped students as a disciplinary procedure in public schools.

The first chapter begins with a glossary of frequently used terms and definitions to assist the reader in understanding the terminology used in this paper.

Chapter II reviews literature relevant to suspension and expulsion of handicapped students.

Chapter III cites statutory and mandatory provisions set forth by the .Michigan State Board of Education on suspension and expulsion.

Chapter IV explores the historical content on suspension and expulsion of handicapped students.

Chapter V ...


A Comparison Of Video Disc-Presented To Teacher-Presented Direct Instruction, Schira Dec 1988

A Comparison Of Video Disc-Presented To Teacher-Presented Direct Instruction, Schira

Master's Theses

The video disc Mastering Fractions by Systems Impact (1984) was investigated for effects on student on-task behavior. The video disc uses basic principles of Direct Instruction and was compared to teacher-presented Direct Instruction. The study used a reversal design in a Special Education classroom where the classroom teacher normally used Direct Instruction. Three Special Education students at the junior high school level were used as subjects. The results of the study indicate a slight increase in student attending behavior with the use of the video disc. Subjects were also evaluated for the novelty effect of the video disc on attending ...


Intuition In Decision Making By Human Service Administrators, Judith Huber Halseth Dec 1988

Intuition In Decision Making By Human Service Administrators, Judith Huber Halseth

Dissertations

The phenomenon of intuition includes insights and hunches, as well as the ability to pick up clues and to see patterns. The role of intuition in interpersonal relationships, in problem solving and decision making, and in creativity makes it an important cognitive faculty. As a complement to more systematic and deductive decision making, intuition provides creative insights, especially when people consciously acknowledge intuition.

This study focused on the experience of intuition as reported by 25 administrators in human service organizations. In face-to-face interviews, the 10 women and 15 men who were known to use intuition were asked open-ended questions about ...


Applied Thermoplastic Screw Plastication Theory: Industry Acceptance And Implications For Plastics Processing Education, Paul V. Engelmann Dec 1988

Applied Thermoplastic Screw Plastication Theory: Industry Acceptance And Implications For Plastics Processing Education, Paul V. Engelmann

Dissertations

Rapid expansion of the thermoplastics processing industry has increased the need for plastics education and training. Screw plastication is the major method of melting plastics in order to mold or extrude them into useful products. Thus, information about the role of plastication is needed to provide guidance for plastics education and training.

This study sought confirmation of suspected differences existing in the amount of knowledge personnel have about thermoplastic screw plastication, dependent upon: (a) the type of plastics process used, and (b) their job classifications. Furthermore, the study collected data in three additional areas: (1) the extent to which persons ...


An Assessment Of The Relationship Between Decision-Makers' Opinions About Comprehensive Sex Education And Factors That Influence Those Opinions, M. Terri Voit-Devine Dec 1988

An Assessment Of The Relationship Between Decision-Makers' Opinions About Comprehensive Sex Education And Factors That Influence Those Opinions, M. Terri Voit-Devine

Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to investigate decision-makers' opinions about what was to be contained in comprehensive sex education programs, the degree to which decision makers believed course information was likely to be part of their own curriculum, and how much support they believed the community would give to various parts of the curriculum.

The instrument used in the study was created by combining parts of surveys by Wayne (1981) and Marini and Jones (1983). The study compared the opinions of decision makers about guidelines to be used when implementing sex education, reasons for offering sex education, reasons for ...


Effectiveness Of Employee Participation Groups In A Manufacturing Company, John F. Blamy Dec 1988

Effectiveness Of Employee Participation Groups In A Manufacturing Company, John F. Blamy

Dissertations

This case study investigated the short term effectiveness of Quality of Work Life participation groups in a Midwest manufacturing division of a major worldwide automotive corporation. Six traditional procedural measures were used to evaluate performance. These measures of performance were: employee attendance, written grievances, scrap produced, quality audits, customer complaints, and productivity.

Six hypotheses were formulated for this study: (1) Employees in departments with employee participation groups will improve their attendance more than employees in departments that do not have employee participation groups. (2) Employees in departments with employee participation groups will decrease the number of formal grievances more than ...


Determinants Of Student-Faculty Informal Contact, Alan W. Barr Dec 1988

Determinants Of Student-Faculty Informal Contact, Alan W. Barr

Dissertations

There was an examination in this study of the relationship of classroom experiences (cues) and professorial initiative to the frequency of informal student-faculty interaction in the freshman year. The research was conducted at an independent, four-year urban college in the state of Michigan with a predominantly commuter population. A survey instrument was administered to the entire freshman class in the Spring semester of 1988. Information was derived from the survey on the nature and frequency of informal faculty-student contact.

Out of the 137 freshman receiving surveys, 101 returned them. The response rate was 74%. Data from one survey returned were ...


The Effects Of Leadership Style And Work Setting On The Job Satisfaction Of Teachers Of The Trainable Mentally Impaired, John Charles Woods Dec 1988

The Effects Of Leadership Style And Work Setting On The Job Satisfaction Of Teachers Of The Trainable Mentally Impaired, John Charles Woods

Dissertations

This study examined the effect that leadership style and work setting would have on the job satisfaction of teachers of the trainable mentally impaired (TMI). Leadership style was based on the adaptability score from the LEAD Other instrument by Hersey and Blanchard (1982). Work setting was defined by one of three teaching situations, (1) integrated, with one or two teachers of the TMI working in a regular education building; (2) clustered, with three or more teachers of the TMI working in a regular education building; or (3) segregated, with teachers of the TMI working in a separate facility. Job satisfaction ...


Western News, November 17, 1988, Western Michigan University Nov 1988

Western News, November 17, 1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Earlier student preparation credited for 31.5 percent increase in applications, Data processing moves from back office to front line, Ramirez wins Hispanic Recognition Award, Gant named associate director in placement


Western News, November 10, 1988, Western Michigan University Nov 1988

Western News, November 10, 1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Support of faculty and staff members needed for capital campaign to reach ambitious goals, Participants can express their opinions as jurors in Nov. 12 mock trial, Consensual relations resolution returned to committee, Registration 'bugs' slow campus phone system, Geography Awareness Week set for Nov. 13-19


Western News, November 3, 1988, Western Michigan University Nov 1988

Western News, November 3, 1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Upjohn pledges $2 million to WMU, 13 visiting scholars teaching here this year as part of King/Chavez/Parks Program, Conference to focus on race relations in Kalamazoo, Articles sought for women's history publication, Yeager to speak on ethical decision-making


The Westerner Vol. 9 No. 2, Western Michigan University Nov 1988

The Westerner Vol. 9 No. 2, Western Michigan University

The Westerner (1980-1997)

• The Upjohn Company pledges $2 million to WMU Foundation • Lees pave the way for honors facility • Gridders clinch trip to California Bowl • Three receive 1988 alumni teaching awards • Trustees and faculty praise Haenicke' s leadership • Three win alumni teaching excellence awards • Alumni Association elects officers; welcomes six new directors • Western inducts five into Athletic Hall of Fame • Fall enrollment is at an all-time high • Parfet, Lee elected Foundation chair, vice chair; board expanded • Corporate alumni group funds, awards Medallion Scholarship • Cunningham Memorial Scholarship is awarded • Reorganization focuses on •recruitment and retention • Brosnan is remembered through scholarship • Scholar's two-culture perspective ...


Western News: October 27,1988, Western Michigan University Oct 1988

Western News: October 27,1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Future depends on role in regional education and economic development, Haenicke gives raise to Foundation, United Way volunteers give the gifts of time; expertise, Board approves purchase of new Grand Rapids facility, House gets new lease on life through summer-long restoration efforts, Halloween terror and occasional fright can be healthy, Maier writes new translation of old works


Wmu Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting October 21, 1988, Wmu Board Of Trustees Oct 1988

Wmu Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting October 21, 1988, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

  • Acceptance of the Agenda
  • Approval of the Minutes
  • Remarks by the President
  • Recommendation re Acquisition of Property
  • Recommendation re Approval of Borrowing Resolution
  • Evaluation of President and Recommendation re Presidential Compensation
  • Grant Report
  • Personnel Report
  • Program Revision Requests for 1989/90
  • Gift Report
  • Personnel Report
  • Acquisition of Property
  • Capital Outlay Budget Requests
  • Honors College Report
  • Remarks by the Provost
  • Public Comments
  • Adjournment
  • Attachment A - Borrowing Resolution
  • Attachment B - Presidential Evaluation Committee Report
  • Attachment C - Program Revision Requests
  • Attachment D - Capital Outlay Requests
  • Attachment E - Provost's Remarks


Western News, October 20, 1988, Western Michigan University Oct 1988

Western News, October 20, 1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Faculty Senate seeking funds to endow Medallion Scholarship in Haenicke' s name, Oaklands restoration completed, Two Soviet scientists conduct research here, Neither rain nor sleep can keep executives from jobs, Boyer recommended as gymnastics coach


Western News, October 13,1988, Western Michigan University Oct 1988

Western News, October 13,1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Lees pledge $500,000 toward Honors College facility, Three to receive Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards, Parfet and Lee elected foundation officers, 1987 Nobel laureate to speak, 1988 United Way goal is $110,000, Scholars to speak on religion; art; the Constitution


Western News, October 6, 1988, Western Michigan University Oct 1988

Western News, October 6, 1988, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Hirsch; Stoltman are Distinguished Faculty Scholars, Burian remembered as a dreamer and a doer, Infant communication disorders to be lectures topic, Eicholtz awarded first Cunningham scholarship, Friedel among five named to Hall of Fame, C/TO celebrates 10 years with week of events


Readability And Parent Communications: Can Parents Understand What Schools Write To Them?, Nancy A. Mavrogenes Oct 1988

Readability And Parent Communications: Can Parents Understand What Schools Write To Them?, Nancy A. Mavrogenes

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

As for Americans in their early 20s, the National Assessment of Education Progress found in 1985 that 6 percent could not read as well as the average 4th grader and 20 percent could not read as well as an 8th grader ("20% of Young Americans," 1986). Therefore, it seems reasonable to assume that a significant number of parents in these school programs for educationally disadvantaged children are unable to read the communications sent to them by the schools.