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Los Académicos Mexicanos A Principios Del Siglo Xxi: Una Primera Exploración Sobre Quiénes Son Y Cómo Perciben Su Trabajo, Sus Instituciones Y Algunas Políticas Públicas, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes Nov 2008

Los Académicos Mexicanos A Principios Del Siglo Xxi: Una Primera Exploración Sobre Quiénes Son Y Cómo Perciben Su Trabajo, Sus Instituciones Y Algunas Políticas Públicas, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Con base a una encuesta nacional de 1973 académicos en su gran mayoría de tiempo completo, se proporciona información sobre su perfil demográfico y la manera en que perciben sus condiciones de trabajo, las actividades que realizan, el ambiente organizacional y sus opiniones respecto a políticas públicas como el Sistema Nacional de Investigadores y el Programa para el Mejoramiento del Profesorado. Los resultados encontrados se discuten a la luz de los procesos de cambio que se han venido dando en la educación superior mexicana durante las últimas tres décadas, y se reflexionan sobre algunas de las implicaciones de dichos resultados.


Efficacy Of Blended Learning Model: A Comparative Study In The Context Of Developing Countries, Wasim Qazi, C. Tik, K. Rawat, M. Rehman, S.B. Butool Nov 2008

Efficacy Of Blended Learning Model: A Comparative Study In The Context Of Developing Countries, Wasim Qazi, C. Tik, K. Rawat, M. Rehman, S.B. Butool

Wasim Qazi

No abstract provided.


Vision And Practice In The Columbia Core Curriculum, Timothy P. Cross Ph.D. Oct 2008

Vision And Practice In The Columbia Core Curriculum, Timothy P. Cross Ph.D.

Timothy P Cross

No abstract provided.


Mexican Academics At The Turn Of The Twenty-First Century: Who Are They And How Do They Perceive Their Work, Institutions And Public Policies (A Preliminary Analysis), Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Laura E. Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón, Juan J. Sevilla-García, José L. Arcos-Vega, Jorge G. Martínez-Stack, Sergio Martínez-Romo, Gabriel A. Sánchez-De-Aparicio-Y-Benítez, Leonardo Jiménez-Loza, María E. Barrera-Bustillos Sep 2008

Mexican Academics At The Turn Of The Twenty-First Century: Who Are They And How Do They Perceive Their Work, Institutions And Public Policies (A Preliminary Analysis), Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Laura E. Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón, Juan J. Sevilla-García, José L. Arcos-Vega, Jorge G. Martínez-Stack, Sergio Martínez-Romo, Gabriel A. Sánchez-De-Aparicio-Y-Benítez, Leonardo Jiménez-Loza, María E. Barrera-Bustillos

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Based on a first cut of nearly 826 Mexican full-time faculty, data is presented in relation to their socio-demographic profile, working conditions, and opinions regarding their institution. Results, although preliminary, are discussed in the context of the changes Mexican higher education has gone through the last four decades.


Ethics In Publishing: Professional Development Workshop, Susan R. Madsen, James Davis Aug 2008

Ethics In Publishing: Professional Development Workshop, Susan R. Madsen, James Davis

Susan R. Madsen

This PDW is all about “The Questions We Ask?” In fact, it is also about “The Questions We Should Ask!” With the fairly recent and highly publicized breaches of ethics among members of the business community, there is a need to re-examine specific strategies employed in all kinds of organizations. Many business faculty are comfortable teaching ethics in the classroom, but are we (as scholars and educators) appropriately challenging our own ethical practices? Ethics in publishing is one of the areas that many disciplines have recently been addressing. This workshop will provide faculty, administrators, and doctoral students the forum to ...


Los Dilemas Del Profesorado En La Educación Superior Mexicana, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Laura E. Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón, Juan J. Sevilla-García Jun 2008

Los Dilemas Del Profesorado En La Educación Superior Mexicana, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Laura E. Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón, Juan J. Sevilla-García

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

El presente artículo se refiere a las tensiones que experimentan los académicos mexicanos como consecuencia de los desafíos que enfrenta la educación superior en México: aumentar la cobertura, lograr la pertinencia económica de los programas educativos, fortalecer las funciones de investigación y hacer más eficiente y transparente la gestión en las instituciones. Lo anterior ha derivado en expectativas de que realicen, de manera “equilibrada”, funciones de docencia, investigación, inculación y gestión, ejerciendo una presión desmedida sobre ellos y propiciando el rendimiento mínimo requerido en cada uno de los ámbitos, a fin de cumplir con los requisitos que diversos programas demandan ...


Effective Library And Information Services Sustainability And The Impact Of Information And Communication Technology, Emmanuel Kunle Ogunlana, Oyintola Isiak Amusa Feb 2008

Effective Library And Information Services Sustainability And The Impact Of Information And Communication Technology, Emmanuel Kunle Ogunlana, Oyintola Isiak Amusa

EMMANUEL KUNLE OGUNLANA

With the incorporation of information and communication technologies and more open models, the library has the potential of becoming more involved at all stages, and in all contexts, of knowledge creation, dissemination, and use. This paper looks at the impact and challenges of ICT on library and Information Services. Various library services were highlighted, especially those services that ICT have great impact upon. The paper proffers recommendations and concludes that ICT is cost effective and can improve library services and ensure sustainability


Social Class And Belonging: Implications For College Adjustment, Joan Ostrove Jan 2008

Social Class And Belonging: Implications For College Adjustment, Joan Ostrove

Joan Ostrove

This study addressed the extent to which social class position structures a sense of belonging at college, and the ways in which belonging informs adjustment to college. Among 322 liberal arts college students, social class background was significantly associated with a sense of belonging at college and was marginally related to academic performance but was not related to the quality of the experience they were having at college. Sense of belonging mediated the relationship between class background and adjustment to college.


La Participación Del Académico En Procesos De Planeación Y Su Visión Institucional, Juan J. Sevilla-García, Jesús Fco. Galaz-Fontes, José L. Arcos-Vega Jan 2008

La Participación Del Académico En Procesos De Planeación Y Su Visión Institucional, Juan J. Sevilla-García, Jesús Fco. Galaz-Fontes, José L. Arcos-Vega

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

En este trabajo se presentan los resultados de un análisis exploratorio de las posibles relaciones, para los académicos de tiempo completo de una universidad pública estatal mexicana, entre niveles de participación en los procesos de formulación del Programa Integral de Fortalecimiento Institucional (PIFI) y/o Programa de Fortalecimiento de la Dependencia de Educación Superior (PRODES), y los niveles de información, percepción del ambiente laboral, de la administración, de la toma de decisiones e influencia, de imagen y pertenencia institucional, y de satisfacción en el trabajo. La información se obtuvo a partir de la Encuesta Anual de Ambiente Organizacional (EAAO) aplicada ...


Los Límites De La Autonomía Universitaria, Imanol Ordorika Jan 2008

Los Límites De La Autonomía Universitaria, Imanol Ordorika

Imanol Ordorika

Uno de los resultados políticos de los conflictos que tuvieron lugar a lo largo de los años setenta, los cuales marcaron de cierta forma la pauta para las relaciones entre la Universidad y el gobier- no para la siguiente década, fue el refuerzo de los vínculos entre el gobierno federal y los grupos dominantes en el seno de la Universidad. En este contexto es posible señalar, contrariamente a lo que afirman Levy y otros, que durante los ochenta la intervención gubernamental en los asuntos políticos, académicos y económicos de la Universidad se hizo de forma más encubierta, pero su influencia ...


Campus Emergency Management And Business Continuity, Valerie Lucus Cem, Cbcp, David Burns Jan 2008

Campus Emergency Management And Business Continuity, Valerie Lucus Cem, Cbcp, David Burns

Valerie Lucus-McEwen CEM CBCP

Presentation to the 2008 National Safety Council Congress


Assessing The Value Of Climate Assessments: Progress And Future Directions, Sylvia Hurtado, Kimberly A. Griffin, Lucy Arellano, Marcela Cuellar Jan 2008

Assessing The Value Of Climate Assessments: Progress And Future Directions, Sylvia Hurtado, Kimberly A. Griffin, Lucy Arellano, Marcela Cuellar

Kimberly A. Griffin

No abstract provided.


Validation Of Programmes Of Higher Education In Ireland - The Role Of The Higher Education And Training Awards Council, Deirdre Lillis, Tara Ryan Jan 2008

Validation Of Programmes Of Higher Education In Ireland - The Role Of The Higher Education And Training Awards Council, Deirdre Lillis, Tara Ryan

Deirdre Lillis

This paper considers the programme validation arrangements in place in one half of the Irish higher education sector. It outlines how responsibility for programme validation can be safely delegated to Institutions within a robust overarching framework for quality assurance. It compares programme validation in Institutions with self awarding status with Institutions that have their programmes validated by a national Awarding agency. The paper concludes that when programme validation in Ireland and (potentially) across Europe is examined more closely, processes that appear to be very different on the surface can be quite similar in reality. From a philosophical perspective it appears ...


Examining White Faculty Maladjustment At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Dave A. Louis Jan 2008

Examining White Faculty Maladjustment At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Dave A. Louis

Dave A Louis

This study examined fifty (50) faculty members at four (4) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Southern region of the United States. The main objective was to capture white faculty sentiments towards their employment at an HBCU and their ability to adjust to their minority status. Particular focus was placed on white faculty interactions with the Black student body, Black faculty peers, Black administrators, family, white peers, commitment to HBCU missions, academic rank, tenure, age, and gender. The reported experiences beg the discussion of HBCUs becoming more proactive in preparing white faculty for their immersion into the HBCU ...


Development And Validation Of Physical Education Achievement, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2008

Development And Validation Of Physical Education Achievement, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This study sought to develop and validate a Physical Education Achievement Test (PEAT) which will be used for accurate assessment of adult learners in basic education. Eight items were developed and pilot tested. Validation and reliability were determined using Kuder-Richardson formula ‘21’. Based on the results some recommendations were made.


Fraternity Affiliation Related To Male Spiritual Development, Charles G. Eberly, Jason Goldfarb Jan 2008

Fraternity Affiliation Related To Male Spiritual Development, Charles G. Eberly, Jason Goldfarb

Charles G. Eberly

No abstract provided.


Research On The Experiences Of International Graduate Students: A Selective Literature Review, Bryan M. Carson Jan 2008

Research On The Experiences Of International Graduate Students: A Selective Literature Review, Bryan M. Carson

Bryan M. Carson

In 2003, there were 586,523 international students in U.S. institutions. International students make up 13 percent of U.S. graduate students, and account for one-fifth of all doctorates. Some students remain in the U.S., while others return to their home countries. Either way, however, international students represent a very significant portion of the U.S. higher education field. Yet the literature on international graduate students is surprisingly sparse. While there are many studies of the international graduate student experience, they tend to focus mostly on language acquisition, academics, acculturation and social adaptation. There are few well-constructed theoretical ...


College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker Jan 2008

College Males: Keeping Them Engaged On Your Campus, Jason A. Laker

Jason Laker

No abstract available.


The Appreciative Advising Revolution, Jennifer Bloom Dec 2007

The Appreciative Advising Revolution, Jennifer Bloom

Jennifer L Bloom

No abstract provided.


The Balancing Act: Gender Perspectives In Faculty Roles Andwork Lives, Jennifer Duffy Dec 2007

The Balancing Act: Gender Perspectives In Faculty Roles Andwork Lives, Jennifer Duffy

Jennifer O'Connor Duffy

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Teachers' Development: Exploring The Effect Of Follow-Up Support An An Element, Wasim Qazi Dec 2007

Sustainable Teachers' Development: Exploring The Effect Of Follow-Up Support An An Element, Wasim Qazi

Wasim Qazi

A professional development program with built-in follow up support mechanism was offered during years 2004-06 in selected districts of Pakistan. The training reportedly had sustained impact on teachers’ attitude toward teaching.

This paper investigates the role of follow up support as an element of sustainable teacher development, and the part of teachers’ learning they could have implemented over the period after the end of project. Data was collected through classroom observations, interviews with these teachers and the head teachers of these schools, and analysis of lesson plans and reflective journals maintained by the teachers.

Findings affirm that the follow up ...


The Best-Laid Plans: A Case Of Cross-Cultural Online Learning, Beth Rubin Dec 2007

The Best-Laid Plans: A Case Of Cross-Cultural Online Learning, Beth Rubin

Beth Rubin

This article describes a case of cultural barriers affecting the success of an online course developed in one country and co-taught from two locations, and analyzes the cultural, communication and procedural factors that contributed to failure.


What Would Vincent Do? Vincentian Higher Education And Poverty Reduction, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin Dec 2007

What Would Vincent Do? Vincentian Higher Education And Poverty Reduction, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin

Marco Tavanti

The worldwide Vincentian major higher education institutions have best practices and pedagogical innovative strategies for linking their educational mission with poverty alleviation. This edited volume includes experiences from DePaul University, St. John;s University, Niagara University, Adamson University, Santa Isabelle University and All Hallows College.


Honors 2025: The Future Of The Honors College, Richard Ira Scott, Philip Frana Dec 2007

Honors 2025: The Future Of The Honors College, Richard Ira Scott, Philip Frana

Philip L Frana

As we attempt to foresee the future, we recognize that the increase in the number of honors colleges over the past decade appears to be an accelerating trend. We base our predictions on the continuation of this trend and on our need as honors administrators to anticipate and welcome the multiple impacts it will have on current and future honors colleges. We have selected four connected areas as the focus of our consideration: mission; curriculum; assessment and accreditation; and recruiting.


A Synthetic Teaching-Learning Model: A Contextualized Study, Wasim Qazi Dec 2007

A Synthetic Teaching-Learning Model: A Contextualized Study, Wasim Qazi

Wasim Qazi

The paper aims at institutionalizing instructional technology with a view to improving the quality of education. The conceptual framework developed in this paper reviews the existing status of training programs in light of the suggested initiatives of education sectors reforms (Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan -August-2003). It has been argued that major purpose of imparting professional training to teachers and administrators should be directed towards improvement of quality of education. In stating the problem the malaise underlining the teaching-learning process has been identified as a core issue. The teaching-learning process which is the hallmark of quality of education has ...


What Would Vincent Do? Vincentian Higher Education And Poverty Reduction, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin Dec 2007

What Would Vincent Do? Vincentian Higher Education And Poverty Reduction, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin

Craig B. Mousin

The worldwide Vincentian major higher education institutions have best practices and pedagogical innovative strategies for linking their educational mission with poverty alleviation. This edited volume includes experiences from DePaul University, St. John;s University, Niagara University, Adamson University, Santa Isabelle University and All Hallows College.


Demystifying The Black Student Experience At Ucla, La'tonya R. Rease-Miles Dec 2007

Demystifying The Black Student Experience At Ucla, La'tonya R. Rease-Miles

La'Tonya R. Rease-Miles

Explores the specific challenges facing Black students at UCLA and discusses how to create and sustain meaningful dialogue about racial diversity.


Health Education Achievement Test, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Dec 2007

Health Education Achievement Test, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Prof. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This study developed and validated a diagnostic health education achievement test for adult learners in Anambra State. Two research questions and a research hypothesis guided the study. The instrument was pretested. Following the result of the pilot test, a total of 96 multiple choice test items were administered to 1, 342 adult learners. The analysis of the data was carried out using item analysis. Kuder-Richardson formula ‘21’ was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument. Finally, t-test was used to test the hypothesis. Based on the results, some recommendations were made.


Teacher Perception About Implementation Strategy Of B.Ed Teaching Practice In Real School Classrooms: Issues And Challenges, Wasim Qazi, Khalid Jamil Rawat, Muhammad Yousuf Sharjeel, Shila Devi Dec 2007

Teacher Perception About Implementation Strategy Of B.Ed Teaching Practice In Real School Classrooms: Issues And Challenges, Wasim Qazi, Khalid Jamil Rawat, Muhammad Yousuf Sharjeel, Shila Devi

Wasim Qazi

Teaching practice is the core component of all pre-service teacher education programs. Through teaching practice, a novice teacher is assumed to have inculcated a supposedly viable pedagogic experience to transfer the core competency of the subject knowledge to students in real classroom situation.

This study encompasses the challenges and issues that the novice teachers experience at post-training level of their B.Ed programme of studies. The investigations also enlighten the gaps that the trained teachers have shared with the researchers. The study highlights the extent to which the on-training components of teaching practice is reflected in the attitude of the ...


Learning Friendship: The Indispensable Basis Of A Good Society, Frank Shushok Jr. Dec 2007

Learning Friendship: The Indispensable Basis Of A Good Society, Frank Shushok Jr.

Frank Shushok Jr.

Aristotle believed that perfect friendship based in goodness is rare because few people seek to be good. Colleges and universities can prove him wrong by helping students understand the ways and whys of being a true friend.