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Assessing The Readiness Of Higher Education To Instruct And Support Students With Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison Apr 2019

Assessing The Readiness Of Higher Education To Instruct And Support Students With Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison

Marc Ellison

This study explores the current ability of higher education to effectively educate and support college students diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder. As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders increased dramatically during the past decade, it is estimated that tens of thousands of individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder are preparing to enter colleges and universities in the United States. Emerging research details specific service systems and resources necessary to effectively educate and support college students with Asperger’s Disorder. Public, four-year institutions of higher education were surveyed (N=578) to assess their current readiness to use identified best-practice methods of ...


Assessing The Readiness Of Higher Education To Instruct And Support Students With Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison Apr 2019

Assessing The Readiness Of Higher Education To Instruct And Support Students With Asperger's Disorder, L. Marc Ellison

Marc Ellison

This study explores the current ability of higher education to effectively educate and support college students diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder. As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders increased dramatically during the past decade, it is estimated that tens of thousands of individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder are preparing to enter colleges and universities in the United States. Emerging research details specific service systems and resources necessary to effectively educate and support college students with Asperger’s Disorder. Public, four-year institutions of higher education were surveyed (N=578) to assess their current readiness to use identified best-practice methods of ...


Assessment Of University Support Services For Regional And Remote Students On Transition To University: Final Report, Darren Matthews, Gina Milgate, Leyna Clarke Mar 2019

Assessment Of University Support Services For Regional And Remote Students On Transition To University: Final Report, Darren Matthews, Gina Milgate, Leyna Clarke

Gina C Milgate

This report details the development and piloting of an Assessment of university support services for regional and remote students on transition to university. The project forms part of the Australian Government’s response to the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey. In its recommendations, the Review highlighted how critical it is to “Support RRR [regional, rural and remote] students to make successful transitions from school to university, training, employment and combinations of them”. In relation to this recommendation, this project is designed to support the Australian Government’s response to the Halsey ...


Designing Rubrics For Authentic Assessment, Kathryn Richardson, Anne-Marie Chase Feb 2019

Designing Rubrics For Authentic Assessment, Kathryn Richardson, Anne-Marie Chase

Dr Anne-Marie Chase

This presentation looks at the steps in developing authentic rubrics, from determining the constructs that will be assessed; breaking down the constructs into a set of broad capabilities that need to be observed; transferring capabilities into indicative behaviours (indicators or criteria); and determining the different levels of proficiency.


The Gaise College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy In Central Virginia, Beverly Wood Nov 2018

The Gaise College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy In Central Virginia, Beverly Wood

Beverly Wood

Research in undergraduate statistics education often centers on the introductory course required for a large percentage of college students. While acknowledging the diverse setting, audience, and purpose of introductory courses, existing research assumes that courses offered by different disciplines share the same goals and teaching practices. The purpose of this study is to examine the objectives for student outcomes and pedagogical delivery of introductory statistics courses in various academic departments to provide explicit evidence for this assumption. The American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) are meant to apply to all introductory courses. The ...


Star: A Computerized Tutorial In General Psychology, Barbara S. Chaparro, Charles G. Halcomb Oct 2018

Star: A Computerized Tutorial In General Psychology, Barbara S. Chaparro, Charles G. Halcomb

Barbara S. Chaparro

This study investigated the use of a computerized tutorial--Self-Test and Review (STAR)--in a computer-managed general psychology course. STAR consists of four major modules which provide the student with a variety of learning exercises, including practice quizzes, practice final exams, performance reviews, and structured study questions. The purpose of the study was to determine whether students would choose STAR as a study tool, the effect of lecture versus self-paced settings on the use of STAR, whether students who used STAR would perform better than those who did not, and the effect of the timing of feedback in STAR on performance ...


Developing A Global Health Assessment Collaboration: Ancillary Report, Daniel Edwards, Jacob Pearce, David Wilkinson Aug 2018

Developing A Global Health Assessment Collaboration: Ancillary Report, Daniel Edwards, Jacob Pearce, David Wilkinson

Dr Daniel Edwards

This document reports on a project designed to develop an assessment collaboration between medical schools in both Australia and the United Kingdom. The project was funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), utilising surplus funding from a broader assessment collaboration project – the Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration (OLT ID12-2482). The Global Health Assessment Collaboration (GHAC) involved five universities in Australia and the United Kingdom (UK). It developed an assessment framework and item specifications, undertook assessment item drafting workshops, built in a process of review and resulted in the development of a focused suite of assessment items. This report provides ...


North-South University Research Partnerships In Latin America And The Caribbean, Gus Gregorutti, Nanette Svenson Jun 2018

North-South University Research Partnerships In Latin America And The Caribbean, Gus Gregorutti, Nanette Svenson

Gus Gregorutti

Research productivity, alongside teaching and service, is a critical component of university output worldwide and a major determinant in global university rankings. Schools in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have a weak record in this regard, but certain research programs scattered throughout the region’s universities are producing notable results. A number of these involve North-South partnerships, with one or more institutions from industrialized countries and one or more partner institutions from the LAC region. These endeavorsand the research they conduct and disseminate are the focus of this book. Much of the scholarly work on North-South research to date ...


Unpacking The Influence Of Online Students’ Perceived Course Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction On Their Performance, Firm Faith Watson, Debra Ferdinand-James Dec 2017

Unpacking The Influence Of Online Students’ Perceived Course Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction On Their Performance, Firm Faith Watson, Debra Ferdinand-James

Firm Faith Watson

To what extent do online students perceive that their satisfying and dissatisfying online course experiences influenced their online course performance? Answering this question bears significance, given the escalating number of higher education online courses and programs, in which student satisfaction is underscored as a quality indicator (Allen, Seaman, Poulin, & Straut, 2016; Quality Matters, 2014). The significance of including students’ voices for informing enhancements to online course design and development continues to gain researchers’ attention in this fastest growing course modality in higher education (Clinefelter & Aslanian, 2016; Jacobi, 2016; Shattuck, 2015). Unlike their counterparts in traditional face-to-face classes, students in the ...


Faculty Support For Internationalization: The Case Study Of A United States Based Private University, Babu P. George, Marta Almeyda Dec 2017

Faculty Support For Internationalization: The Case Study Of A United States Based Private University, Babu P. George, Marta Almeyda

Babu George

Universities around the world are internationalizing themselves at a higher pace than even seen before. Faculty support is recognized as critical for the success of the internationalization mission. However, faculty motivation and commitment are often taken for granted; administrators direct most of their attention to tackling partnership issues and managing the external environment. This paper unravels certain critical issues associated with faculty support for internationalization in a small private university located in a US jurisdiction area. Data show that absence of an institutional structure for effective organizational communication would result in imperfect information about internationalization being circulated. Also, incentives like ...


Measuring The Promise Of Big Data Syllabi, Alon Friedman Dec 2017

Measuring The Promise Of Big Data Syllabi, Alon Friedman

Alon Friedman

Growing interest in Big Data is leading industries, academics and governments to accelerate Big Data research. However, how teachers should teach Big Data has not been fully examined. This article suggests criteria for redesigning Big Data syllabi in public and private degree-awarding higher education establishments. The author conducted a survey of 35 Big Data syllabi across different academic institutions in the USA using Palmer, Bach, and Streifer’s rubric criteria. The role of syllabi in higher education has an established tradition in summarising topics covered in a single course and textbook, and in referencing the instructor’s resources. Yet, despite ...


In Action: Snapshot Of Engagement Activity, Southern Cross University’S Live Ideas: In Re-Imagining The Engaged University., Kristin A. Den Exter Nov 2017

In Action: Snapshot Of Engagement Activity, Southern Cross University’S Live Ideas: In Re-Imagining The Engaged University., Kristin A. Den Exter

Dr Kristin den Exter

Southern Cross University launched the innovative Live Ideas program in 2015 to increase connectivity between the needs of our communities and our teaching and research strengths. With an easy to use online form community partners are able to communicate their needs directly to staff and students of the University creating project briefs that are ready to go.


The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams Nov 2017

The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

In the first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams addresses both the potential and challenges inherent in place-based universal scholarship programs and explains why this unprecedented experiment in education-based economic renewal is being emulated by scores of cities and towns around the nation.


Learning From A Decade Of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein Nov 2017

Learning From A Decade Of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein

Michelle Miller-Adams

The Upjohn Institute hosted a webinar Oct. 26, 2017 to hear from leaders in the place-based, or "promise" college scholarship movement. Funders of promise programs and local and state officials, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, spoke on how such programs have benefited their communities and addressed future challenges.


Learning From A Decade Of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein Nov 2017

Learning From A Decade Of College Promise Scholarships, Michelle Miller-Adams, Brad J. Hershbein

Brad J. Hershbein

The Upjohn Institute hosted a webinar Oct. 26, 2017 to hear from leaders in the place-based, or "promise" college scholarship movement. Funders of promise programs and local and state officials, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, spoke on how such programs have benefited their communities and addressed future challenges.


Using Data To Evaluate Performance And Inform Decisions, Lynn D. Akey Oct 2017

Using Data To Evaluate Performance And Inform Decisions, Lynn D. Akey

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


From Collaborative Initiatives To Collaborative Culture, Lynn D. Akey, Karen A. Boubel, Margaret A. Healy, Rene Hersrud Oct 2017

From Collaborative Initiatives To Collaborative Culture, Lynn D. Akey, Karen A. Boubel, Margaret A. Healy, Rene Hersrud

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Designing An Outcomes-Based Student Affairs Assessment Program, Lynn D. Akey, Rene Hersrud Oct 2017

Designing An Outcomes-Based Student Affairs Assessment Program, Lynn D. Akey, Rene Hersrud

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


A Strategic Priority Funding Process: Advancing Big Ideas, Lynn D. Akey, Pat Nelson Oct 2017

A Strategic Priority Funding Process: Advancing Big Ideas, Lynn D. Akey, Pat Nelson

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

This session will showcase a strategic priority funding process used to make organizational investments that advance big ideas, priorities and innovation. The speakers will share how the core components of the process were developed, implemented, and improved to increase results.


Creating Communities Of Learning, Lynn D. Akey Oct 2017

Creating Communities Of Learning, Lynn D. Akey

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


A Strategic Funding Process: Emphasizing Shared Governance And Transparency, Lynn D. Akey Oct 2017

A Strategic Funding Process: Emphasizing Shared Governance And Transparency, Lynn D. Akey

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

The Purpose

Provide an opportunity and seed funding for innovative ideas to emerge from the campus community in support of the Institution’s strategic priorities.

The Process

The Strategic Priority Funding process that exists at Minnesota State University, Mankato today has roots extending back to pre-2004 as an innovation fund.

  • Pre 2004 – An Innovation Fund
  • 2004 – Strategic Priority Funding – Administrative
  • 2006 – Strategic Priority Funding – Administrative/Planning Sub-Meet
  • 2011 – Strategic Priority Funding – Joint Open Process

The process has primarily changed in ways that reflect greater shared governance, transparency, and assessment of results.

The Results

During the past six years, 53 Strategic ...


Adventure Education And Learning Communities: Linking Classroom Learning With Everyday Life, Andrew J. Bobilya, Lynn D. Akey Oct 2017

Adventure Education And Learning Communities: Linking Classroom Learning With Everyday Life, Andrew J. Bobilya, Lynn D. Akey

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons Sep 2017

Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons

Joel Pruce

Over the past 20 years, courses addressing human rights have grown dramatically at both the undergraduate and graduate levels worldwide. Many of these courses are housed in specific disciplines, focus on specific issues, and require practical experience in the form of internships/practicums. Amid this growth there is a need to reflect on teaching human rights including the challenges, fears, and best practices. Recognizing that education takes place inside and outside a classroom, this roundtable brings together scholars teaching human rights in a variety of settings to examine the current state of university human rights education. This includes a discussion ...


The Binational English & Spanish Telecommunications Network, Armando A. Arias Jr. Aug 2017

The Binational English & Spanish Telecommunications Network, Armando A. Arias Jr.

Armando Arias, Ph.D.

BESTNET was established in the early 1980's, as an effort to link universities on both sides of the U.S.- Mexico border through microwave, satellite and cable television technologies. In the late 1980's BESTNET focused primarily on the development of asynchronous computer mediated learning and teaching in an internationally networked virtual environment. For the past six years (1990's) BESTNET has strengthened its binational ties and continued its "high tech" focus through the development of active or vibrant model technology which is assisting in the creation of an on-line binational university setting that is "borderless" (albeit, seamless to ...


The Inclusion Of Self-Assessment In Merit Evaluation, Kenneth L. Rigler, Lorie Cook-Benjamin, Regi Wieland, Carrie Tholstrup Jul 2017

The Inclusion Of Self-Assessment In Merit Evaluation, Kenneth L. Rigler, Lorie Cook-Benjamin, Regi Wieland, Carrie Tholstrup

Kenneth Rigler

The purpose of this survey study was to collect faculty perceptions toward changes made to the faculty merit evaluation process in a college of education at a state comprehensive university. The changes in the evaluation occurred over a two-year period, where a formative rubric and faculty self-assessment were incorporated into the merit instrument. The sampling frame for the study included the college of education faculty members at the university. The data for the study were collected in two different phases using a field-tested online survey that was created to collect the faculty perceptions of the newly developed instrument and process ...


The Case For Urgency: Advocating For Indigenous Voice In Education, Kevin P. Gillan, Suzanne Mellor, Jacynta Krakouer Jul 2017

The Case For Urgency: Advocating For Indigenous Voice In Education, Kevin P. Gillan, Suzanne Mellor, Jacynta Krakouer

Jacynta Krakouer

In 2004 the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) published an Australian Education Review (AER) on Indigenous Education: The Case for Change: A review of contemporary research on Indigenous education outcomes, AER 47 (Mellor & Corrigan, 2004). In the 13 years since its publication, the state of Indigenous education outcomes has remained substantially unaltered. All the social indicators demonstrate that Australia’s First Nations people continue to be the most socio-economically disadvantaged population cohort in Australian society. This is after decades of continued policy efforts by successive Commonwealth, state and territory governments to ameliorate Indigenous education disadvantage. We still struggle with ...


The Case For Urgency: Advocating For Indigenous Voice In Education, Kevin P. Gillan, Suzanne Mellor, Jacynta Krakouer Jul 2017

The Case For Urgency: Advocating For Indigenous Voice In Education, Kevin P. Gillan, Suzanne Mellor, Jacynta Krakouer

Suzanne Mellor

In 2004 the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) published an Australian Education Review (AER) on Indigenous Education: The Case for Change: A review of contemporary research on Indigenous education outcomes, AER 47 (Mellor & Corrigan, 2004). In the 13 years since its publication, the state of Indigenous education outcomes has remained substantially unaltered. All the social indicators demonstrate that Australia’s First Nations people continue to be the most socio-economically disadvantaged population cohort in Australian society. This is after decades of continued policy efforts by successive Commonwealth, state and territory governments to ameliorate Indigenous education disadvantage. We still struggle with ...


Organizational Communication: Perceptions Of Staff Members' Level Of Communication Satisfaction And Job Satisfaction, Priti Sharma, James Lampley, Donald W. Good May 2017

Organizational Communication: Perceptions Of Staff Members' Level Of Communication Satisfaction And Job Satisfaction, Priti Sharma, James Lampley, Donald W. Good

Donald W. Good

The purpose of this research study was to explore the topic of organizational communication in higher education and examine staff members’ perceptions about their level of communication and job satisfaction in their workplaces. This study was also designed to test the relationship between communication satisfaction and job satisfaction by analyzing the significance of different dimensions of Communication Satisfaction with the view that satisfaction is multifaceted. The results of the study indicated that gender differences and the number of years in service do not seem to make a significant difference in the level of satisfaction among staff members, but the level ...


Support For Higher Education: Perceptions Of Selected University Administrators And Legislators In Tennessee, Deidre Y. Davies, Donald W. Good May 2017

Support For Higher Education: Perceptions Of Selected University Administrators And Legislators In Tennessee, Deidre Y. Davies, Donald W. Good

Donald W. Good

This quantitative study examined the perceptions of selected university administrators and legislators concerning levels of support for Tennessee public higher education. The purpose of the study was to gain a greater understanding among the various constituents as to the needs and restraints facing higher education funding. The population targeted for this study was comprised of 132 members of the Tennessee General Assembly, the Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), the Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), the President of the University of Tennessee System, and 36 Chief Administrators at nine state-supported universities. The principal investigator ...


Ethical Climate, Organizational Commitment, And Job Satisfaction Of Full-Time University Faculty Members, Heather Louise Moore, Donald W. Good, James Lampley May 2017

Ethical Climate, Organizational Commitment, And Job Satisfaction Of Full-Time University Faculty Members, Heather Louise Moore, Donald W. Good, James Lampley

Donald W. Good

Excerpt:The purpose of this quantitative study was to better understand the relationship of perceived ethical climate on the organizational commitment and job satisfaction of full time faculty members in institutions of higher education.