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Editors’ Pick—Book Review: Global Sustainability And The Responsibilities Of Universities, Frederic Murray, Kelly S. Moor Oct 2012

Editors’ Pick—Book Review: Global Sustainability And The Responsibilities Of Universities, Frederic Murray, Kelly S. Moor

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Weber, L.E., & Duderstadt, J. J. (Eds.). 2012. Global sustainability and the responsibilities of universities. Paris, France: Economica Ltd. 283 pp. ISBN 978-2-7178-6113-6


A Longitudinal Examination Of The Relationship Of Selected Institutional Variables To Community College Foundation Revenue, Van Patterson, Madeline Justice, Joyce A. Scott Oct 2012

A Longitudinal Examination Of The Relationship Of Selected Institutional Variables To Community College Foundation Revenue, Van Patterson, Madeline Justice, Joyce A. Scott

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The primary purpose of this study was to examine the annual revenue received by United States public Community College Foundations from 2008-2009 in relation to selected variables associated in the literature with successful foundation performance. This study also collected longitudinal data by replicating and expanding upon a similar study conducted by Dr. Sharon McEntee Carrier a decade earlier. Linear regression analysis was used to collect descriptive statistics that described the frequencies, central tendencies, and distribution of the data. The researchers used linear regression and analysis of variances (ANOVA) to study the relationship between revenue gained in connection with private giving ...


Job Satisfaction Of Certified Nurse Midwives: An Examination, Gerald M. Hampton, Robin T. Peterson Oct 2012

Job Satisfaction Of Certified Nurse Midwives: An Examination, Gerald M. Hampton, Robin T. Peterson

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Health care providers face pressure to reduce costs and enhance patient satisfaction. One approach is to employ primary care providers such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives. Since there is a positive relationship between job satisfaction and patient satisfaction, positive job satisfaction on the part of providers, such as midwives, can translate into patient satisfaction. This research explores the degree of job satisfaction exhibited by certified nurse midwives. The data derives from a survey of 2000 CNM members of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. The survey captures job satisfaction factors, including interactions with physicians and nurses, job ...


Homeless High School Students In America: Who Counts?, John M. Cumming, Gene W. Gloeckner Oct 2012

Homeless High School Students In America: Who Counts?, John M. Cumming, Gene W. Gloeckner

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After interviewing homeless high school students, the research team in a Colorado school district discovered that many students had not revealed their true living conditions (homelessness) to anyone in the school district. This research team developed an anonymous survey written around the homeless categories identified in the McKinney-Vento federal legislation. Results revealed students who identified as homeless for a portion of their high school years in numbers and percentages alarmingly higher than the district had on file. In fact, over 25 times as many homeless students were identified by this process than by the previously-used district system for identifying homelessness ...


Teacher Professionalism And Team Performance Pay: A Mixed Methods Study, Pamela Wells, Julie P. Combs, Rebecca M. Bustamante Oct 2012

Teacher Professionalism And Team Performance Pay: A Mixed Methods Study, Pamela Wells, Julie P. Combs, Rebecca M. Bustamante

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The purpose of this mixed methods research study was to explore teachers’ perceptions of their professional behaviors when they worked in schools that awarded team performance pay. Teachers’ archival responses from two questionnaires were analyzed using mixed methods data analysis techniques (Year 1, n = 368; Year 2, n = 649). Most teachers had positive views of the team performance pay system. Lack of collaboration has been a criticism of some individual performance pay systems; however, teachers in this study believed that the team performance pay encouraged collaboration and attendance at staff development. Findings were interpreted using the framework of collective teacher ...


Quantifying Online Learning Contact Hours, Karan Powell, Jennifer Stephens Helm, Melissa Layne, Phil Ice Oct 2012

Quantifying Online Learning Contact Hours, Karan Powell, Jennifer Stephens Helm, Melissa Layne, Phil Ice

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Technological and pedagogical advances in distance education have accentuated the necessity for higher education to keep pace regarding institutional infrastructures. Each infrastructure—driven by a common mission to provide quality learning—interprets quality according to standards established by various governmental and accrediting entities. Staying ahead of the technological and pedagogical changes have been challenging for many public higher education institutions, which are continuing to struggle with online course design and delivery modes (Suttle, 2010). Online universities, however, have aggressively and strategically responded to technological and pedagogical shifts across institutional, departmental, program, and course levels according to their institutional mission, vision ...


Implications Of Out-Of-Class Engagement: Exploring The Experience Of Obu Students, Neal Ellis Oct 2012

Implications Of Out-Of-Class Engagement: Exploring The Experience Of Obu Students, Neal Ellis

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In addition to learning, the college experience involves building relationships with peers and university faculty. For many students, interactions with faculty take place only in the classroom. For students at small liberal arts colleges, though, students and faculty often meet serendipitously both on and off campus. This study focuses on the unplanned interactions that occur between students and faculty. Data obtained from an interview, a focus group, and a campus-wide survey indicate that students who interact with their professors out-of-class (OOC) gain more value from their college experience and enjoy greater academic success than students who meet their professors in ...


Elementary Principals’ Role In Science Instruction, Patricia Casey, Karen Dunlap, Kristen Brown, Michele Davison Oct 2012

Elementary Principals’ Role In Science Instruction, Patricia Casey, Karen Dunlap, Kristen Brown, Michele Davison

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This study explores the role elementary school principals play in science education. Specifically, the study employed an online survey of 16 elementary school principals at high-performing campuses in North Texas to explore their perceptions of how they influenced science education on their campuses. The survey used a combination of Likert-type rating scale items and open-ended questions. Responses from elementary principals suggest that the important components of instructional leadership for science included a) collaboration with teachers, b) changing teaching assignments, and c) teacher motivation.


Exploring The Effects Of Managerial Ownership On The Decision To Go Private: A Behavioral Agency Model Approach, Alix Valenti, Marguerite Schneider Oct 2012

Exploring The Effects Of Managerial Ownership On The Decision To Go Private: A Behavioral Agency Model Approach, Alix Valenti, Marguerite Schneider

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This paper utilizes the behavioral agency model to investigate why many formerly public companies have been converted to privately held corporations. Using a matched pairs sample and categorical binary regression, and controlling for effects found in previous studies, we explore how the equity ownership of those entrusted to manage firms, the firms’ executives, might affect their perceptions of the risks of going private and might therefore affect the decision to take a company private. This study complements prior research examining the predictors of public to private transactions and illustrates how behavioral agency theory can provide insight into a major decision ...


Symbolic Interactionism And Moral Hazards In Higher Education, Louella Moore Oct 2012

Symbolic Interactionism And Moral Hazards In Higher Education, Louella Moore

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Public colleges and universities today are more than institutions of academic study. They play a role in the economic and social life of their communities by engaging in partnerships aimed at enhancing their scope and brand image. This paper suggests these partnered activities do more than just manage costs and replace state support during economic downturns; the activities are also central to managing the image and political scope of the institution. This paper presents an exploratory, multi-disciplinary examination of the market forces and potential moral hazards inherent in hybrid public/private partnerships in higher education. Agency and symbolic interaction concepts ...


Enhancement Of Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Case Focusing On A Model Of Successful Conflict Management Skills, Anita Leffel, Cory Hallam, John Darling Oct 2012

Enhancement Of Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Case Focusing On A Model Of Successful Conflict Management Skills, Anita Leffel, Cory Hallam, John Darling

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The purpose of this paper is to present a case study focusing on a new technology start-up firm, founded by two graduate students, an engineer and a business major, who met during their university studies. The case is timely, in that only ten percent of new product introductions result in a profitable business. The causes of failure are numerous and include the following: the market may create failure; inadequate funding and capitalization; and competition from established enterprises. Several research studies also point to rising indications of interfunctional conflict in high technology companies. One reason may be that, today, management teams ...


Seizing Opportunity: "Succeeding To Fail: A Path To Transformation", Michael Williams, Esther Muller Oct 2012

Seizing Opportunity: "Succeeding To Fail: A Path To Transformation", Michael Williams, Esther Muller

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Part 4 of this issue’s “Seizing Opportunity” special-invitation collection, “Succeeding to Fail: A Path to Transformation,” first appeared in “Coaching Corner” (November 2011), a column in The Mann Report-Residential real estate magazine published in New York City. The article is reprinted by permission.


Bring Your Own Technology: A Public School Technology Policy Case Study, Cynthia Bauter Oct 2012

Bring Your Own Technology: A Public School Technology Policy Case Study, Cynthia Bauter

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This case study examines a large Texas school district that implemented a “bring your own technology” (BYOT) technology policy. The study considers teachers’, administrators’, and students’ issues and challenges as a result of the implementation. The study finds that although this policy is aligned with national and state technology integration standards for education, it is problematic in reality. Questions are raised about equity and adequacy, the need for professional development to deal with implementation, and the intention versus the reality of BYOT policies.


Designing Effective Group Projects: Applying Student Feedback To Project Design, Apryl Brodersen Oct 2012

Designing Effective Group Projects: Applying Student Feedback To Project Design, Apryl Brodersen

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By integrating group projects into the curriculum, educators can seize the opportunity to provide students not only with marketable skills, but the chance to deepening their understanding of a given topic or subject matter by learning from one another. Designing an effective group project, however, is a challenging task. In the current paper, I utilize results from a student survey on characteristics of effective groups to design an applied group project and describe six key lessons learned by incorporating student feedback into group project design.


It Is A Question Of Survival: The Case Of Tqm For Small Business, Uche Nwabueze Oct 2012

It Is A Question Of Survival: The Case Of Tqm For Small Business, Uche Nwabueze

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No abstract provided.


Creating Future Opportunities Through The Alignment, Administration, And Assessment Of A University Graduate Program, Richard Parsells Oct 2012

Creating Future Opportunities Through The Alignment, Administration, And Assessment Of A University Graduate Program, Richard Parsells

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No abstract provided.


Changes In Authentication And The World Wide Web, Karen Sweeney Oct 2012

Changes In Authentication And The World Wide Web, Karen Sweeney

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No abstract provided.


Homegrown In Oklahoma: Corporate/Community Models And Best Practices, Beverly Woodrome Oct 2012

Homegrown In Oklahoma: Corporate/Community Models And Best Practices, Beverly Woodrome

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No abstract provided.


The Importance Of Incorporating Personal Finance Objectives In The College Classroom, Teri G. Allen Oct 2012

The Importance Of Incorporating Personal Finance Objectives In The College Classroom, Teri G. Allen

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It has been well documented that many college students have an alarmingly low level of financial literacy. These students have insufficient knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors relating to personal financial management. The recent economic crisis further illustrated that many young adults are not financially prepared to cope with the financial reality of being selfsufficient. Many states have implemented requirements for personal finance education in high school, and some colleges have included personal finance as a general-education requirement. However, studies have shown that levels of awareness of personal finance issues still vary greatly by major, student motivation, and financial background. This paper ...


Seizing Opportunity: “Opportunity As Transformation”, Michael Williams, Esther Muller Oct 2012

Seizing Opportunity: “Opportunity As Transformation”, Michael Williams, Esther Muller

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Part 3 of this issue’s “Seizing Opportunity” special-invitation collection, “Opportunity as Transformation,” first appeared in “Coaching Corner” (November 2011), a column in The Mann Report-Residential real estate magazine published in New York City. The article is reprinted by permission.


Small School District Consolidation In Texas: An Analysis Of Its Impact On Costs And Student Achievement, Dwight Cooley, Koy M. Floyd Oct 2012

Small School District Consolidation In Texas: An Analysis Of Its Impact On Costs And Student Achievement, Dwight Cooley, Koy M. Floyd

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No abstract provided.


Consenting To Treat: A Rights-Based Principle, Pamela J. Stokes Oct 2012

Consenting To Treat: A Rights-Based Principle, Pamela J. Stokes

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This paper explores the consent process in relation to academic, scientific research. Consent is a human right given to each research participant. The participant’s autonomy should be supported and encouraged when obtaining informed consent. This paper reviews current literature and discusses the development of this right, in addition to the manner in which scientific researchers should uphold it.


Secrets Of Success For High Nclex-Rn Pass Rates For Bsn Nursing Programs, Nonie Wiggins Oct 2012

Secrets Of Success For High Nclex-Rn Pass Rates For Bsn Nursing Programs, Nonie Wiggins

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No abstract provided.


Leading Professional Learning Communities Toward Efficacy, Laura S. Witherington Oct 2012

Leading Professional Learning Communities Toward Efficacy, Laura S. Witherington

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As Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), defined by DuFour et al (2008), continue to sweep into schools across the nation, school administrators need the tools to assess the productivity of the teachers’ collaborative teams. PLCs provide the structure for teachers to analyze student achievement data and design common formative assessments. The PLC Efficacy Rubric discussed in this presentation was developed for use in the College Ready in Mathematics and Physics Partnership grant funded by the National Science Foundation to provide school administrators the tools to evaluate teachers’ collaborative work and guide them to increased success. This presentation introduces the five indicators ...


The Impact Of Symbolic Speech In Public Schools: A Selective Case Analysis From Tinker To Zamecnik, Charles R. Waggoner Oct 2012

The Impact Of Symbolic Speech In Public Schools: A Selective Case Analysis From Tinker To Zamecnik, Charles R. Waggoner

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No abstract provided.


The Balanced Scorecard And Improvement Performance In Nonprofit Organizations, Jeffrey J. Aulgur Oct 2012

The Balanced Scorecard And Improvement Performance In Nonprofit Organizations, Jeffrey J. Aulgur

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Nonprofit executives and board members rate measurement of performance as one of three key organizational concerns. The academic literature, however, does not identify a dominant methodology for organizational effectiveness and governance. The intent of the Balanced Scorecard approach to organizational strategic planning is to translate the vision and strategy into performance measures. By placing the customer domain and the mission at the top of the Balanced Scorecard, the organization is identifying accountability between itself and society. The Balanced Scorecard has proven successful in nonprofit organizations due to its ability to align intangible assets to strategy. Successful outcomes are unlikely if ...


Faculty Senate: Models, Myths, And Minutia, Dana Gray, Maryrose Hart Oct 2012

Faculty Senate: Models, Myths, And Minutia, Dana Gray, Maryrose Hart

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This paper reviews the research literature about the structure, roles, and models of faculty senate including roles of faculty senate in academic and non-academic issues, the difference in faculty voice and influence in shared governance, and identified models of faculty senate purpose. The authors of this concept paper propose a three-step strategic process for faculty to analyze the current profile of their respective faculty senates, determine the desired state of their senates, and develop a plan for transition. Larger issues such as what does effectiveness mean are beyond the scope of this paper. This paper focuses on what are the ...


Legal And Managerial Issues In Airport Scanning, Joan Hubbard Oct 2012

Legal And Managerial Issues In Airport Scanning, Joan Hubbard

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After the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States recommended that The TSA and the Congress give priority attention to improving the ability of screening checkpoints to detect explosives on passengers. As the legality of the TSA’s full-body scanner program continues to be debated, the federal government is investigating the next generation of airport screening technology. The privacy debate centers on the Department of Homeland Security’s use of full-body scanners to screen passengers at the nation’s major airports.


Institutional Factors Promoting Community College Fundraising, Madeline C. Justice, Joyce Scott Oct 2012

Institutional Factors Promoting Community College Fundraising, Madeline C. Justice, Joyce Scott

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The purpose of this study was to examine the annual revenue received by United States public community college foundations from 2008-2009 in relation to selected variables associated with successful foundation performance. This study replicated and expanded upon the work of Dr. Sharon McEntee Carrier a decade earlier. Linear regression analysis was used to collect descriptive statistics about the frequencies, central tendencies, and distribution of the data. The researchers used linear regression and analysis of variances (ANOVA) to study the relationship between revenue gained in connection with private giving and college foundation operations for fiscal year 2008-2009, the degree to which ...


Monitoring Students And Enforcing Information Technology Use Policies In Universities, Jimmy D. Speers Oct 2012

Monitoring Students And Enforcing Information Technology Use Policies In Universities, Jimmy D. Speers

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This paper presents the results of an Internet survey of university Information Technology (IT) managers on the use/abuse of IT resources by a university’s students. The survey sought data on university size, public/private organization, whether there were policies in place on acceptable use of IT resources, possible student use and actions, and finally how IT resources were monitored if they were monitored. Results revealed that most universities had policies on the proper use of IT resources but were very unlikely to monitor use/abuse of IT resources mainly due to a lack of personnel. Some potential abuses ...