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Reflections On A Nation At War As We Look To The Beginning Of A New Year, Diether Haenicke Dec 2008

Reflections On A Nation At War As We Look To The Beginning Of A New Year, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


New Area Legislators – Introduction To Wmu, John M. Dunn Dec 2008

New Area Legislators – Introduction To Wmu, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Wmu Board Of Trustees Formal Session December 12, 2008, Wmu Board Of Trustees Dec 2008

Wmu Board Of Trustees Formal Session December 12, 2008, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

Minutes of the WMU Board of Trustees meeting include appendices:

  • Remarks by the Chair
  • Remarks by the President
  • Remarks by the WSA President and the GSAC Chair
  • Presidential Evaluation/Compensation Recommendation


A Little Too Much Political Correctness On College Campuses At Christmas, Diether Haenicke Dec 2008

A Little Too Much Political Correctness On College Campuses At Christmas, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Football Banquet, John M. Dunn Dec 2008

Football Banquet, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Fall Open House Welcome, John M. Dunn Dec 2008

Fall Open House Welcome, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Fall Open House Welcome, John M. Dunn Dec 2008

Fall Open House Welcome, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Orientation Welcome, John M. Dunn Dec 2008

Orientation Welcome, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Western News, Dec. 4, 2008, Western Michigan University Dec 2008

Western News, Dec. 4, 2008, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: WMU surpasses United Way campaign goal; Grant helps researchers stem crop diseases; Make a Difference awards recipients announced; On Campus with George Broomell.


Ayers' Ties To Higher Education Are More Troubling Than Ties To Obama, Diether Haenicke Dec 2008

Ayers' Ties To Higher Education Are More Troubling Than Ties To Obama, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


25 Year Club, John M. Dunn Dec 2008

25 Year Club, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


25 Year Club: 27th Annual Gala, Western Michigan University Dec 2008

25 Year Club: 27th Annual Gala, Western Michigan University

25 Year Club

25 Year Club: 27th Annual Gala

December 4, 2008

  • New Inductees
  • Members
  • Retirees


Student Persistence At A Small, Private, Religiously-Affiliated College: An Examination Of Retention Theory, Benjamin Arendt Dec 2008

Student Persistence At A Small, Private, Religiously-Affiliated College: An Examination Of Retention Theory, Benjamin Arendt

Dissertations

This study seeks to understand how one small, private, religiously-affiliated institution can maintain a high persistence rate while not seeming to exhibit several necessary retention factors as described in the literature and prescribed in theory. This study incorporates a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods within a two-phased research structure. The first portion of the research examined a national dataset (NSSE) while the second phase included student interviews based on the quantitative findings.

Key findings suggest that students are satisfied with the level and quality of their interactions with faculty at this institution. Students reported high satisfaction with peers and ...


The Impact Of A Community Leadership Academy In A Midwestern County On Graduates' Attitudes And Behavior Toward Community Trusteeship, Robert Harrison Dec 2008

The Impact Of A Community Leadership Academy In A Midwestern County On Graduates' Attitudes And Behavior Toward Community Trusteeship, Robert Harrison

Dissertations

This qualitative case study was designed to investigate how graduates of a community leadership academy changed their attitudes and behaviors toward community trusteeship and changed their level of community involvement. The research was intended to determine whether participation in a community leadership academy builds in graduates an awareness of community issues, develops leadership skills and creates an understanding of the value of community trusteeship resulting in an increase in community involvement.

The findings of the study were based on a sample of graduates who did or did not perceive any change following participation. Data collection techniques included a participant information ...


Effective Intervention Approaches For Increased Student Achievement With At-Risk Middle School Students: Voices From Parents, Susan J. Peets Dec 2008

Effective Intervention Approaches For Increased Student Achievement With At-Risk Middle School Students: Voices From Parents, Susan J. Peets

Dissertations

Parent involvement is closely linked to student achievement. Research suggests that students, families, and schools benefit from active participation by families in the process of educating children. Many parents provide a broad range of support to their children, although, currently no common agreement on the most effective forms of parent support exists.

This study focused on the gap in the literature as to the needs of middle school at-risk students' parents. Qualitative methods were used to explore how parents of twelve at-risk middle school students (identified by low academic achievement scores of reading at least one year below grade level ...


A Comparative Study Of Extended Meta-Ethnography And Meta-Analysis Based On The Fundamental Micro-Purposes Of A Literature Review, Rhae-Ann Richardson Booker Dec 2008

A Comparative Study Of Extended Meta-Ethnography And Meta-Analysis Based On The Fundamental Micro-Purposes Of A Literature Review, Rhae-Ann Richardson Booker

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the results of literature review methods operating out of interpretivist and positivist paradigms. Using existingstudies on racial and ethnic matching of African American and Caucasian American clients and clinicians as data, my investigation included an examination of the research processes and results of an extended meta-ethnography (EME) and a published meta-analysis (PMA). The premise of my investigation was that both review methods include and, furthermore, require some level of interpretation, as answers are sought by researchers for their questions or areas ofinterest. Furthermore, my exploration included comparing the EME and PMA results ...


First-Generation, Income-Eligible Peer Mentor Study, Charlotte L. Giscombe Dec 2008

First-Generation, Income-Eligible Peer Mentor Study, Charlotte L. Giscombe

Dissertations

This study was designed to determine how mentoring affects the peer mentor. Despite the proliferation of peer mentoring programs, little research has been conducted to consider how mentoring affects the peer mentor's attitudes, leadership ability, and academic accomplishments when engaging in a mentoring relationship.

The focus of this study is on the at-risk peer mentors who are part of the federally funded Student Support Services (SSS) located on a midwestern university campus, and seeks to ascertain whether their grade point average, retention, graduation rates, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, and leadership abilities are changed by serving in a mentoring relationship. Since ...


Contextual Learning For A Global Economy: A Comparative Case Study Of Two Career Technical Centers And Two Machine-Tool Manufacturing Businesses, Jennifer L. Harrison Dec 2008

Contextual Learning For A Global Economy: A Comparative Case Study Of Two Career Technical Centers And Two Machine-Tool Manufacturing Businesses, Jennifer L. Harrison

Dissertations

This qualitative method research dissertation explored the reactions, insights, and current business practices as they pertained to effectively training workers in areas such as problem-solving, higher order thinking and customer service. This body of work examined both changing economic shifts and global paradigms as well as how a systems thinking approach can help educators prepare students for the 21st century and beyond by implementing action research-based methodologies through effective professional learning communities. The problems to which this study addressed were namely (1) to what extent and in what way are there disparities and similarities between career and technical education settings ...


Content Analysis Of University Alcohol Policies: "Party Schools" Compared To Non-Party Schools, Sarah E. Pernie Dec 2008

Content Analysis Of University Alcohol Policies: "Party Schools" Compared To Non-Party Schools, Sarah E. Pernie

Dissertations

Universities across the United States are dealing with an alarming number of underage students drinking on or near campus. One prevention tool is having a comprehensive alcohol usage policy for students, which includes content as recommended by a number of national organizations focused on decreasing underage drinking on campuses. Yet little is known about the content actually contained in current university alcohol policies.

To this end, my research involved a content analysis of the alcohol policies from 71 purposefully selected universities across the country. These included institutions identified as "party schools" by the Princeton Review , and a similar sample of ...


Research Self-Efficacy And Research Mentoring Experiences As Predictors Of Occupational Commitment In Counselor Education Doctoral Students, Glinda Jeanette Rawls Dec 2008

Research Self-Efficacy And Research Mentoring Experiences As Predictors Of Occupational Commitment In Counselor Education Doctoral Students, Glinda Jeanette Rawls

Dissertations

The demands of research and pressure to publish have been identified as reasons doctoral graduates in counselor education infrequently choose faculty careers (Maples, Altekruse, & Testa, 1993; Swickert, 1997). Despite this finding, the counselor education literature provides very little information on doctoral students' research self-efficacy or perceived ability to complete research-related tasks (Bieschke, Bishop, & Herbert, 1995). In addition, research mentoring can enhance research self-efficacy (Hollingsworth & Fassinger, 2002), yet it too remains understudied. Research mentoring involves someone more experienced promoting research skill, awareness, and productivity to someone less experienced (Dohm & Cummings, 2002). Few studies have explored research self-efficacy, research mentoring, and occupational commitment (motivation ...


Theater Productions At Stratford, Ontario, Are Large And Superb, Diether Haenicke Nov 2008

Theater Productions At Stratford, Ontario, Are Large And Superb, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Whether Old Or Young, Readers Of This Column Have Interesting Insights, Diether Haenicke Nov 2008

Whether Old Or Young, Readers Of This Column Have Interesting Insights, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Western News, Nov. 13, 2008, Western Michigan University Nov 2008

Western News, Nov. 13, 2008, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Three named 2008-09 Fulbright Scholars; $4 million literacy grant helping 350 area children; Service anniversaries for November; On Campus with John Disbro.


In College, A Half-Century Ago, Students, Professors Kept It Formal, Diether Haenicke Nov 2008

In College, A Half-Century Ago, Students, Professors Kept It Formal, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Wmu Board Of Trustees Formal Session November 7, 2008, Wmu Board Of Trustees Nov 2008

Wmu Board Of Trustees Formal Session November 7, 2008, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

  • Personnel Report
  • Gift Report
  • Grant Report
  • Lease Agreement - Clearwire, US LLC
  • Lease Agreement - Spindler Hall, Office of Community Correction, County of Kalamazoo
  • Faculty-Staff Indemnification Policy


Michigan Doesn't Fare Well In Latest National Education Statistics, Diether Haenicke Nov 2008

Michigan Doesn't Fare Well In Latest National Education Statistics, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Wmu International News November 2008, Haenicke Institute For Global Education Nov 2008

Wmu International News November 2008, Haenicke Institute For Global Education

WMU International News

In this issue:

WMU joins Internationalization Laboratory of the American Council on Education

Japan university awards honorary doctorate to WMU emeritus physics professor

Fall activities feature flags, apples, Halloween and Chicago

Quenching the Middle East’s thirst for water is desired outcome for WMU geoscience researchers

New innovative summer program in Egypt

International lady Broncos share tips for succeeding on the field and in the classroom

Love of linguistics leads to ESL career for Ila Baker


Prism #34, November 2008, Office Of The Provost Nov 2008

Prism #34, November 2008, Office Of The Provost

Prism: Western Michigan University's Newsletter for Academic Affairs

No abstract provided.


Geosciences Newsletter - Fall 2008, Department Of Geosciences Nov 2008

Geosciences Newsletter - Fall 2008, Department Of Geosciences

Geological and Environmental Sciences News

Vol. 3, No. 3

  • Faculty Updates
  • Publications
  • Grants
  • MGRRE
  • New Courses
  • Graduate News
  • Awards
  • Field Trips
  • Alumni
  • Development
  • Advisory Board


Assessment Matters #5, Nov 2008, Assessment In Action Committee Nov 2008

Assessment Matters #5, Nov 2008, Assessment In Action Committee

Assessment Matters @ WMU

No abstract provided.