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Yakimowski Named Assistant Dean For Assessment In Its College Of Education, Mary E. Yakimowski Aug 2015

Yakimowski Named Assistant Dean For Assessment In Its College Of Education, Mary E. Yakimowski

Mary E. Yakimowski

Mary E. Yakimowski has been named assistant dean for assessment at Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education (FCE). In this new role, Yakimowski will provide leadership in the development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive assessment system for FCE students and programs.


Creating A Supportive Working Environments For Academic Staff, Aidan Kenny Dr, Marie Clarke Dr, Andrew Loxley Dr May 2015

Creating A Supportive Working Environments For Academic Staff, Aidan Kenny Dr, Marie Clarke Dr, Andrew Loxley Dr

Aidan Kenny Dr

No abstract provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessment At American Library Association Accredited Master’S Programs In Library And Information Studies, Win Shih May 2015

Learning Outcomes Assessment At American Library Association Accredited Master’S Programs In Library And Information Studies, Win Shih

Win Shih

There is an increasing emphasis on learning outcomes assessment in the accreditation process in higher education in general and in library education specifically. This mixed methods study investigated the practice of outcomes assessment at master’s programs in library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Six salient themes emerged from the survey responses of Accreditation Liaison officers and the content analysis of 12 program presentations of MLIS programs. First, outcomes assessment has taken hold at MLIS programs in which 93% of programs have adopting a common set of learning goals and ...


Distance Learning At Fsu: Overview Of Services, Joseph S. Clark Feb 2015

Distance Learning At Fsu: Overview Of Services, Joseph S. Clark

Joseph S Clark

Invited talk addressing history and status of distance learning at FSU.


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.


What The U.S. Can Learn From Affirmative Action In Brazil, Marion Lloyd Feb 2014

What The U.S. Can Learn From Affirmative Action In Brazil, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

The United States has much to learn from Brazil´s sweeping affirmative action programs--in particular, the South American country´s efforts to combine socio-economic and racial criteria in selecting beneficiaries.


Extending And Accelerating Global Business-Education Partnerships, Dylan Kissane, John Farrell Jan 2014

Extending And Accelerating Global Business-Education Partnerships, Dylan Kissane, John Farrell

Dylan Kissane

Senior management in contemporary graduate business education must respond are the trends that are leaving a marked impact on the traditional business models of business schools. Key stakeholders in the business education ecosystem, including the students, the corporate employers and the business schools themselves, demand more of graduate education in order that their respective careers flourish, future employees have the requisite skills and experience, and business education institutions survive. Yet as in any system, survival is but a minimum requirement; successful programs seek not only to survive but to thrive, embracing the change that these three trends place on graduate ...


Online Learning: Increasing Learning Opportunities. International Conference On Education And Social Sciences (Intcess 14), 3-5 February, 2014 (Pp. 239-246), Istanbul, Turkey. Isbn: 978-605-64453-0-9, Karim Hajhashemi, Neil Anderson, Cliff Jackson, Nerina Caltabiano Jan 2014

Online Learning: Increasing Learning Opportunities. International Conference On Education And Social Sciences (Intcess 14), 3-5 February, 2014 (Pp. 239-246), Istanbul, Turkey. Isbn: 978-605-64453-0-9, Karim Hajhashemi, Neil Anderson, Cliff Jackson, Nerina Caltabiano

Karim Hajhashemi

Internet and networked technologies have expanded delivery mode opportunities in education. In recent years, many universities have offered either predominantly online courses or online learning platforms embedded within traditional modes of on-campus and face-to-face learning. Online learning has thus developed into a priority within modern educational facilities and has grown significantly both in Australia and other countries. To consider the connection between student learning and effective integration of technology, this study provides an overview about the requirements for learning in a modern society. It will discuss current reforms in higher education to accommodate a new generation of digital Australians and ...


Using Ethnography To Understand Twenty-First Century College Life, Constance A. Iloh, William G. Tierney Jan 2014

Using Ethnography To Understand Twenty-First Century College Life, Constance A. Iloh, William G. Tierney

Constance Iloh

Ethnography in the field of postsecondary education has served as a magnifying glass bringing into focus university culture and student life. This paper highlights the ways in which ethnography is especially useful for understanding more recent dynamics and shifts in higher education. The authors utilize existing literature to uphold the relevancy of ethnography, while exploring its opportunities for research on adult students, online education, and for-profit colleges in particular. They conclude with methodological recommendations and directions for both qualitative research and higher education scholarship.


Building Authenticity In Social Media Tools To Recruit, Jean Sandlin, Edlyn V. Peña Jan 2014

Building Authenticity In Social Media Tools To Recruit, Jean Sandlin, Edlyn V. Peña

Edlyn V. Peña

An increasing number of institutions utilize social media tools, including studentwritten blogs, on their admission websites in an effort to enhance authenticity in their recruitment marketing materials. This study offers a framework for understanding what contributes to prospective college students’ perceptions of social media authenticity and how their perceptions shape expectations of the college experience. The results of the study are based on qualitative data comprising 16 in-depth interviews, 165 journal entries, and an eightmember focus group interview with college-bound students. Prospective college students perceived student-written blogs to be authentic when student bloggers disclosed personal details and feelings about campus ...


Marginalization Of Published Scholarship On Students With Disabilities, Edlyn V. Peña Jan 2014

Marginalization Of Published Scholarship On Students With Disabilities, Edlyn V. Peña

Edlyn V. Peña

While numbers of students with disabilities continue to rise in postsecondary education, little is known about the extent to which the scholarship on this student population has kept pace. A critical content analysis was conducted to review articles on students with disabilities published in top-tier journals of higher education between 1990 and 2010. Topical and methodological trends and limitations were examined, revealing that the depth and breadth of research on students with disabilities is vastly limited in mainstream journals of higher education. Recommendations are made for future research to fill gaps in methodology and topic areas.


Racial Battle Fatigue For Latina/O Students: A Quantitative Perspective, Jeremy D. Franklin, William A. Smith, Man Hung Jan 2014

Racial Battle Fatigue For Latina/O Students: A Quantitative Perspective, Jeremy D. Franklin, William A. Smith, Man Hung

Jeremy D. Franklin

Previous literature demonstrates that as a result of racial microaggressions and hostile campus racial climates, Latina/o students often state they experience psychological, physiological, and behavioral stress responses during and after racialized incidents on campuses. The purpose of this study is to quantitatively test the racial battle fatigue framework for Latina/o students using structural equation modeling. Findings suggest that psychological stress responses for Latinas/os are most impacted by racial microaggressions in the racial battle fatigue framework.


Online Learning: From A Specialized Distance Education Paradigm To A Ubiquitous Element Of Contemporary Education, Karim Hajhashemi, Neil Anderson Jan 2013

Online Learning: From A Specialized Distance Education Paradigm To A Ubiquitous Element Of Contemporary Education, Karim Hajhashemi, Neil Anderson

Karim Hajhashemi

This paper provides a literature overview of the increasing importance of online learning across all modes of instruction, whether they take place in higher education, school-based or informal education. It then moves to discussing the current situation regarding the Australian university sector and then provides an example of the same subject offered in a School of Education across four different modes – two being face to face and two by distance. The modes are reviewed to examine the use of online learning with the common subject and assessment being the control.


Investigating The College Adjustment And Transition Experiences Of Formerly Incarcerated Black Male Collegians At Predominantly White Institutions, Terrell L. Strayhorn, Royel M. Johnson, Blossom A. Barrett Jan 2013

Investigating The College Adjustment And Transition Experiences Of Formerly Incarcerated Black Male Collegians At Predominantly White Institutions, Terrell L. Strayhorn, Royel M. Johnson, Blossom A. Barrett

Dr. Royel M. Johnson

Much of the present research available on formerly incarcerated Black males (FIBMs) focuses primarily on their criminal experiences and subsequent effects on their personal lives, employment options, and repeat offenses. Despite the overwhelming number of Black men in the U.S. criminal justice system and the country’s goal of increasing the proportion of citizens who earn postsecondary degrees, little is known about the postsecondary adjustment and transition experiences of FIBMs. This exploratory study represents an initial attempt to address a gap in the research by centering on two questions: (a) What challenges do FIBMs face in adjusting and transitioning ...


A Comparison Of For-Profit And Community Colleges’ Admissions Practices, Constance Iloh, William G. Tierney Jan 2013

A Comparison Of For-Profit And Community Colleges’ Admissions Practices, Constance Iloh, William G. Tierney

Constance Iloh

College choice has been an area of inquiry in higher education research for decades. While this scholarship has evolved, it has yet to incorporate the fastest-growing sector of higher education: for-profit colleges and universities. The authors investigate the admissions and recruitment conditions that would lead students— particularly those from low-income backgrounds—to consider a for-profit college over a community college. Specifically, the paper considers information provided to prospective students by several for-profit and community colleges in an urban city. On the basis of this research, conclusions and future directions for college choice theory and organizational practice are developed.


Analyzing Institutional Data To Determine Which Characteristics Best Predict Graduation Rates At Colleges Or Universities., Bradley J. Coverdale Jan 2013

Analyzing Institutional Data To Determine Which Characteristics Best Predict Graduation Rates At Colleges Or Universities., Bradley J. Coverdale

Bradley J Coverdale

No abstract provided.


A Critical Examination Of Student Affairs Research: 75 Years Of “Progress”?, Kathleen Gillon, Cameron Beatty, Lori Patton Davis Sep 2012

A Critical Examination Of Student Affairs Research: 75 Years Of “Progress”?, Kathleen Gillon, Cameron Beatty, Lori Patton Davis

Cameron C. Beatty, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Student Internship In Science And Technology-Based Microenterprises In Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno, Teresita A. Narvaez, Julieta B. Tendero Feb 2012

Student Internship In Science And Technology-Based Microenterprises In Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno, Teresita A. Narvaez, Julieta B. Tendero

Frede G Moreno

The “Student Internship Project in Science and Technology-based Microenterprises” is a curriculum enhancement intervention executed through “hands-on” internship across Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource (AFNR) courses in three State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Region IX, Philippines. With the goal of reversing the declining enrolment trend, its four components (Coconut Sugar, Seaweeds, Tissue Culture and Rubber Seedlings) operate on experiential and pragmatic approach to enhancing the competence and institutional employability of students through science and technology utilization, acquisition of entrepreneurial skills and microenterprise development focusing on Zamboanga Peninsula’s major dollar-earning export commodities. The immersion of 362 student-interns has developed ...


Eco-Campus: The Application Of The Eco-City Model To The Development Of Green University And College Campuses, Jennifer Massey Jan 2012

Eco-Campus: The Application Of The Eco-City Model To The Development Of Green University And College Campuses, Jennifer Massey

Jennifer Massey

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to argue that Richard Register’s ecocity model offers a strategic framework to help guide sustainability initiatives in North American higher education (HE) institutions. Design/methodology/approach – This conceptual paper examines the theory of the ecocity and investigates the implications for its proposed building strategies for university and colleges, as institutions seek to create more sustainable campuses. The paper examines previous efforts to achieve sustainability and how the concept of the eco-campus can be practically and productively applied. Findings – There is no single campus that has fully embraced every facet of sustainability, but ...


Higher Education And The Arts And Humanities In A Consumer Society, Eric Bain-Selbo Oct 2011

Higher Education And The Arts And Humanities In A Consumer Society, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


E-Learning As A Panacea To Frustrating Struggle For Limited Admission Space In Nigerian Higher Institutions: Issues And Prospects., Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr Jul 2011

E-Learning As A Panacea To Frustrating Struggle For Limited Admission Space In Nigerian Higher Institutions: Issues And Prospects., Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr

Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Dr

The exponential population increase in the Country is not without consequential effect on secondary schoolleavers jostling for limited admission space in Nigerian institutions of higher learning. Every academic year, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), rolls out frightening number of candidates desiring to enter Nigerian universities. These universities have limited resources to admit up to fifty percent of the candidates. The result is frustrated secondary school leavers who continue to apply yearly for admission. Consequently, examination malpractice becomes the norm. Measures were taken to ameliorate the problem including sandwich, continuing and distance education programmes. These modes of education are ...


Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo Jun 2011

Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo Jan 2011

Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Winning The Values Debate And The Future Of Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo Jan 2011

Winning The Values Debate And The Future Of Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Engineering Success: The Role Of Faculty Relationships With African American Undergraduates, Christopher B. Newman Jan 2011

Engineering Success: The Role Of Faculty Relationships With African American Undergraduates, Christopher B. Newman

Christopher B. Newman

Previous research has found that faculty–student relationships are a contributing factor to the retention of students at four-year institutions. In this study, the experiences of twelve African American engineers are explored through the lens of Fiske’s (Structures of Social Life: The Four Elementary Forms of Human Relations, Free Press, New York, 1991) social-relational models theory. The overall findings of this study suggest that faculty play an important role in encouraging or dissuading the African American engineers in this study to persist in their respective majors. Additionally, the involvement in faculty research laboratories and the referral by faculty to ...


El Nuevo Escenario De La Educación Superior Privada En América Latina, Claudio Rama Dr Dec 2010

El Nuevo Escenario De La Educación Superior Privada En América Latina, Claudio Rama Dr

Claudio Rama Vitale (Dr. ED; Dr. DER)

No abstract provided.


Students' Overview: The Impact Of Technology On Learning In Higher Education, Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp Oct 2010

Students' Overview: The Impact Of Technology On Learning In Higher Education, Eileen O'Donnell, Mary Sharp

Eileen O'Donnell

This research explores students’ views on the impact and transformations that technology has brought to the learning experience of students in higher education. The students who kindly participated in this study are from: The School of Computer Science and Statistics, Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Trinity College Dublin and The Faculty of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology, both based in Dublin City, Ireland. The use of technologies in third level education facilitates flexible learning environments. The pedagogic approach employed by e-learning development officers or lecturers when designing e-learning platforms or learning management systems has the capability to transform student ...


On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo Oct 2010

On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Global Risks In Higher Education: Emergence Of A Risk-Based Leadership Model, Grace S. Thomson Jun 2010

Global Risks In Higher Education: Emergence Of A Risk-Based Leadership Model, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

This document presents an analysis of the challenges of globalization facing American higher education as the incursion in international localization intensifies. Institutions face the dilemma of preserving the legitimacy of the national culture while entering global environments with diverse beliefs and behaviors. The emerging “Risk-Based Leadership Model for Global Higher Education (RLM)” proposes the development of distinctive macro-level competencies (i.e. risk-management models, GLOBE leadership dimensions) and micro-level competencies (emotional intelligence and life-work balance).