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"Research Tools": Tools For Supporting Research And Publications, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2014

"Research Tools": Tools For Supporting Research And Publications, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

“Research Tools” can be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related activities. “Research Tools” enable researchers to collect, organize, analyze, visualize and publicized research outputs. Dr. Nader has collected over 700 tools that enable students to follow the correct path in research and to ultimately produce high-quality research outputs with more accuracy and efficiency. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically. “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4 ...


Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2014

Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

This article provides guidelines on how to optimize scholarly literature for academic search engines like Google Scholar, in order to increase the article visibility and citations.


Riding In Tandem: Promoting Faculty Engagement Through Collaborative Strategies, Jaya Kannan, Amanda Moras Oct 2014

Riding In Tandem: Promoting Faculty Engagement Through Collaborative Strategies, Jaya Kannan, Amanda Moras

Jaya Kannan

Presentation at the UPCEA New England Regional Conference October 31, 2014 in Manchester, VT.

The mission of the Office of Digital Learning at Sacred Heart University: Enhance teaching and learning through effective integration of the digital learning environment, in on-ground, blended, and online courses. The presentation describes how the Office of Digital Learning has encouraged faculty adoption of digital technologies in the classroom.


La Motivación Extrínseca Del Profesorado Universitario En Alemania Y En España: Un Análisis Empírico, Sergio A. Berumen Oct 2014

La Motivación Extrínseca Del Profesorado Universitario En Alemania Y En España: Un Análisis Empírico, Sergio A. Berumen

Sergio A. Berumen

In this work we review the concept of motivation and we stress the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In the process we introduce the variables that have an impact on work motivation and the techniques used for its measurement. Below you will find an original model, used to measure extrinsic motivation. The fieldwork was carried out on a wide selection of professors at the following European universities: Freie Universität and Humboldt Universität in Germany, and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain, from March 2013 to August 2013.


Developing Chung Ling Tertiary College In Malaysia As Advanced Nation, Chuen-Tat Kang Sep 2014

Developing Chung Ling Tertiary College In Malaysia As Advanced Nation, Chuen-Tat Kang

Chuen-Tat Kang (江俊达)

The project of Chung Ling Tertiary College Malaysia is about preliminary study on the establishment of one tertiary institution of higher learning in Penang of Malaysia. Such techniques and proposals may also be shared together with Chinese University Australia in Victoria under the initiative of linkage international for Australia and Malaysia.


Economic Growth And Internet Usage Impact On Publication Productivity Among Asean’S And World’S Best Universities, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Ali Ordi, Farid Habibi Tanha,, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Noor Azuan Abu Osman Sep 2014

Economic Growth And Internet Usage Impact On Publication Productivity Among Asean’S And World’S Best Universities, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Ali Ordi, Farid Habibi Tanha,, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Noor Azuan Abu Osman

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Measuring the number of papers which are published each year, publication productivity is the factor which shows the reputation of universities and countries. However, the effect of growing economy and using internet on the publication productivity in Asian countries has not been discovered yet. The present research is going to figure out the publication productivity among the elite universities in Asian countries and also ten top universities around the world in the last twenty years (from 1993 to 2012). Furthermore, the current research is aimed to study the relationship among publication, gross domestic product (GDP) and internet usage. It is ...


Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 1, Nader Ale Ebrahim Aug 2014

Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 1, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

With the increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer software tools to find, organize, analyze, and share relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to select from, for various research-related uses. Nader has collected over 700 tools that can help researchers do their work efficiently. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically. “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4) Enhancing visibility ...


Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam Aug 2014

Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam

Nader Ale Ebrahim

This study uses citation analysis from two citation tracking databases, Google Scholar (GS) and ISI Web of Science, in order to test the correlation between them and examine the effect of the number of paper versions on citations. The data were retrieved from the Essential Science Indicators and Google Scholar for 101 highly cited papers from Malaysia in the field of engineering. An equation for estimating the citation in ISI based on Google scholar is offered. The results show a significant and positive relationship between both citation in Google Scholar and ISI Web of Science with the number of versions ...


Professor Alan Delfavero Honored, Alan Delfavero Jul 2014

Professor Alan Delfavero Honored, Alan Delfavero

Alan DelFavero

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants recently presented Alan DelFavero, adjunct professor of accounting, with an “Educator of Excellence” award.


The Last Judgement: Exploring Intellectual Leadership In Higher Education Through Academic Obituaries, Roy Y. Chan Jul 2014

The Last Judgement: Exploring Intellectual Leadership In Higher Education Through Academic Obituaries, Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan

The literature on leadership in higher education is focused mainly on senior academic leaders with managerial roles. It largely excludes informal and distributed forms of intellectual leadership offered by full professors among others. This article explores the concept of intellectual leadership using academic obituaries. A total of 63 obituaries were collected from Times Higher Education published between 2008 and 2010. These identify the importance of personal characteristics and academic achievements in the formation of reputation. Four elements of intellectual leadership are suggested, linked to academic obituaries: a passion for transformation, possessing a balance of personal virtues, a commitment to service ...


The Characteristics Of Historically Black College And University Presidents And Their Role In Grooming The Next Generation Of Leaders, Sydney Freeman Jr., Marybeth Gasmen Jul 2014

The Characteristics Of Historically Black College And University Presidents And Their Role In Grooming The Next Generation Of Leaders, Sydney Freeman Jr., Marybeth Gasmen

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Background/Context: Although research on college and university presidents has grown in recent decades, historically Black college and university (HBCU) presidents have rarely been included in this research. We know almost nothing about the pathways to the HBCU presidency or the role that current presidents play in grooming future presidents. More literature is needed in order to deepen our understanding of the HBCU presidency.

Purpose: With this study, we sought to capture the background characteristics of HBCU leaders, to lay the ground work for future studies on HBCU presidents, and to understand the role these leaders play in grooming and ...


33 Tips To Maximize Articles’ Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim Jun 2014

33 Tips To Maximize Articles’ Citation Frequency, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

The number of citations contributes to over 30% in the university rankings. Therefore, most of the scientists are looking for an effective method to increase their citation record. On the other hand, increase research visibility in the academic world in order to receive comments and citations from fellow researchers across the globe, is essential. Publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals is only the mid point towards receiving citation in the future. The balance of the journey is completed by disseminating the publications by using the proper “Research Tools”. This presentation provides 33 different tips for increasing the citation ...


Ethical And Unethical Methods Of Plagiarism Prevention In Academic Writing, Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari Jun 2014

Ethical And Unethical Methods Of Plagiarism Prevention In Academic Writing, Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari

Nader Ale Ebrahim

This paper discusses plagiarism origins, and the ethical solutions to prevent it. It also reviews some unethical approaches, which may be used to decrease the plagiarism rate in academic writings. We propose eight ethical techniques to avoid unconscious and accidental plagiarism in manuscripts without using online systems such as Turnitin and/or iThenticate for cross checking and plagiarism detection. The efficiency of the proposed techniques is evaluated on five different texts using students individually. After application of the techniques on the texts, they were checked by Turnitin to produce the plagiarism and similarity report. At the end, the “effective factor ...


Making Connections: Helping New Employees Find Their Place, Lori B. Snyder, Angela M. Rice, Rory L. Patterson Jun 2014

Making Connections: Helping New Employees Find Their Place, Lori B. Snyder, Angela M. Rice, Rory L. Patterson

Lori B Snyder

No abstract provided.


Beyond Bad Behaving Brothers: Productive Performances Of Masculinities Among College Fraternity Men, Frank Harris Iii, Ed.D., Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jun 2014

Beyond Bad Behaving Brothers: Productive Performances Of Masculinities Among College Fraternity Men, Frank Harris Iii, Ed.D., Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Research on fraternity men focuses almost exclusively on problematic behaviors such as homophobia and sexism, alcohol abuse, violence against women, sexual promiscuity, and the overrepresentation of members among campus judicial offenders. Consequently, little is known about those who perform masculinities in healthy and productive ways. Presented in this article are findings from a qualitative study of productive masculinities and behaviors among 50 undergraduate fraternity men from 44 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. Findings offer insights into participants’ steadfast commitments to the fraternity’s espoused values; their acceptance and appreciation of members from a range of diverse backgrounds; strategies ...


Teorías Críticas Del Estado Y La Disputa Por La Educación Superior En La Era De La Globalización, Marion Lloyd, Imanol Ordorika Jun 2014

Teorías Críticas Del Estado Y La Disputa Por La Educación Superior En La Era De La Globalización, Marion Lloyd, Imanol Ordorika

Marion Lloyd

The authors of this work have, for some time, addressed the study of change in higher education institutions from a political sociological perspective, and based on theories on the State and power. A re-politicization of universities can be identified due, in large part, to the new competing demands that generate structural tensions: to produce skilled manpower for the global market, to take a leading role in promoting the “knowledge economy,” and to democratize access for disadvantaged groups, among other requirements. In this context, the authors argue that it is even more necessary to analyze this institutions from a theoretical framework ...


Can China Keep Rising In The Age Of Globalization?: Chinese Students’ Learning And Living Experience At Two “World-Class” Research Universities In East Asia, Roy Y. Chan May 2014

Can China Keep Rising In The Age Of Globalization?: Chinese Students’ Learning And Living Experience At Two “World-Class” Research Universities In East Asia, Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan

“World-class” research universities have long been a priority in the educational, corporate, and political spheres in China. With the establishment of the Outline of China’s National Plan for Medium and Long Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020), China seeks to develop globally competitive research universities that are based on position in the global rankings. In this article, the author examines the role of college environment (e.g., academic, campus, interpersonal) on college student’s learning and development relative to China’s quest for “world-class” universities. Utilizing Jamil Salmi’s (2009) theoretical framework of ‘world-class universities,’ this article introduces Chan ...


Citation Frequency And Ethical Issue, Nader Ale Ebrahim May 2014

Citation Frequency And Ethical Issue, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

There is no significant penalty for the most frequent self-citers, and the effect of self-citation remains positive even for very high rates of self-citation. However, WoS has dropped some journals from its database because of untrue trends in the citations. The same policy also should be applied for the most frequent self-citers. The ethics of publications should be adhered to by those who wish to conduct research and publish their findings.


Outreach Practices Of A Small College Counseling Center: A Comprehensivemodel To Serve The College Community, Jessica R. Ferriero Apr 2014

Outreach Practices Of A Small College Counseling Center: A Comprehensivemodel To Serve The College Community, Jessica R. Ferriero

Jessica R Ferriero

Over the past 10 years college counseling centers (CCCs) have been urged to broaden their focus considerably and to serve the entire campus community due to increases in student mental health issues. Engaging in outreach efforts is one way to address campus wide needs. However, few research efforts have been conducted to systematically investigate how outreach is practiced at a small college. The dialogue around outreach has focused on single programs at large institutions rather than the network of interventions that occur on a campus. The purpose of this study is to understand the web of relationships between a counseling ...


Who’S At Risk? Exploring Characteristics Of Academic Probation Students, Larry D. Long, Tonisha B. Lane Mar 2014

Who’S At Risk? Exploring Characteristics Of Academic Probation Students, Larry D. Long, Tonisha B. Lane

Larry D. Long

Contemporary college students possess a wider range of academic skills and abilities than ever before. In order to influence student persistence, retention, and academic success, student affairs professionals need to have a greater awareness of the characteristics of academic probation students. This session will inform participants about how one institution used quantitative and qualitative data to better understand their academic probation population, what the institution learned from this data, and how it can be used to shape institutional policies and practices.


The Neighborhood Model: Supporting Student Success Through Departmental Partnerships, Larry D. Long, Kristen Renn Mar 2014

The Neighborhood Model: Supporting Student Success Through Departmental Partnerships, Larry D. Long, Kristen Renn

Larry D. Long

Like a ball in a pinball machine, many students on college campuses have to bounce from one building to another to receive the resources they need. What if we brought the resources to our on-campus students instead? Learn how one institution created small residential communities within the larger campus, or neighborhoods, to promote the academic success of its students.


Relationship Among Economic Growth, Internet Usage And Publication Productivity: Comparison Among Asean (Association Of Southeast Asian Nations) And World’S Best Countries, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu Osman Mar 2014

Relationship Among Economic Growth, Internet Usage And Publication Productivity: Comparison Among Asean (Association Of Southeast Asian Nations) And World’S Best Countries, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu Osman

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Publication productivity, as measured by the number of papers, has been regarded as one of the main indicators of reputation of countries and institutions. Nevertheless, the relationship among research publications, economic growth and World Wide Web in ASEAN countries is still unclear. The main intention of this study was to identify publication productivity among ASEAN and the world’s top ten countries in the last 16 years (1996-2011). This study also aimed at finding the relationship among publication, gross domestic product (GDP) and internet usage. Furthermore, the publication trend in the 10 first Malaysian universities was evaluated for the same ...


Controversial University Policies Undergird Protests In Venezuela, Marion Lloyd Mar 2014

Controversial University Policies Undergird Protests In Venezuela, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

Higher-education policies form a key part of the student-led protests in Venezuela, which left more than 17 people dead in February, 2014. The Venezuelan youths are part of a wave of student-protest movements that have erupted in Latin America over the past few years, in Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Brazil, to demand greater government accountability and support for universities.


Interview With Paulo Speller, Brazilian Higher Education Secretary, Marion Lloyd Mar 2014

Interview With Paulo Speller, Brazilian Higher Education Secretary, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

In an interview, Paulo Speller, Brazil´s secretary for higher education, speaks of the challenges in overseeing sweeping higher education reforms, including federally mandated affirmative action policies and the region´s largest science and technology study-abroad scholarship program.


"Ciência Sem Fronteiras Pode Romper Tradição Aulista Da Universidade Brasileira", Diz Secretário De Educação Superior Do Mec, Marion Lloyd Mar 2014

"Ciência Sem Fronteiras Pode Romper Tradição Aulista Da Universidade Brasileira", Diz Secretário De Educação Superior Do Mec, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

Entrevista com o Paulo Speller, secretário de educação superior do MEC do Brasil. Speller apontou com franqueza os principais desafios que o sistema educacional do país como um todo enfrenta, em especial no ensino médio.


Governance And Change In Higher Education: The Debate Between Classical Political Sociology, New Institutionalism And Critical Theories, Imanol Ordorika Mar 2014

Governance And Change In Higher Education: The Debate Between Classical Political Sociology, New Institutionalism And Critical Theories, Imanol Ordorika

Imanol Ordorika

INTRODUCCIÓN. One of the most intense debates about higher education governance and change took place in the twentieth century between the 1970’s and 90’s. METHOD. A systematic examination of the literature on governance in higher education during this period. The core of the works reviewed in this paper, and the analysis of the development of the field is based essentially on literature from the United States. RESULTS. The review shows the gaps and limi- tations of existing theory. It also provides the necessary foundations for the development of new conceptual frameworks that will enhance our understanding of ...


Understanding The Role Of Childhood Poverty In Doctoral Motivation And Persistence, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James A. Swezey, Carolyn Wicks Feb 2014

Understanding The Role Of Childhood Poverty In Doctoral Motivation And Persistence, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James A. Swezey, Carolyn Wicks

Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Role Of Childhood Poverty In Doctoral Motivation And Persistence, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James A. Swezey, Carolyn Wicks Feb 2014

Understanding The Role Of Childhood Poverty In Doctoral Motivation And Persistence, Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Lucinda S. Spaulding, James A. Swezey, Carolyn Wicks

Carolyn J. Wicks

No abstract provided.


Onlineeducation Jan 2014

Onlineeducation

MICHAEL PORTER

More universities and colleges are turning to online education as part of their strategic plans aimed at boosting student enrollment. Understanding the profile of successful students in online education will facilitate a better implementation of these strategic plans and provide a framework for enabling student success in online education. This paper explores the factors that faculty perceive as significant in influencing student success in online education at a predominantly Hispanic serving higher education institution.


Users Acceptance Of Online Enrollment Processes In A Higher Education Institution, Luis F. Rodriguez Jan 2014

Users Acceptance Of Online Enrollment Processes In A Higher Education Institution, Luis F. Rodriguez

Luis F Rodriguez

Little is known about perceptions of online enrollment processes. Satisfaction is part of the assessment, but evidence suggests that administrators are oriented to retention and graduation rates rather than to user perceptions. This study validated a model that enables the measurement of online enrollment processes by the analysis of perceptions.