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First Year Experience Technical Report, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Mar 1998

First Year Experience Technical Report, Carl Simpson, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Executive Summary: This report was prepared as background to ongoing discussions concerning the first year experience, in particular the study group by that name headed by Dean Marie Eaton. Data come from surveys of a cohort of new freshmen and new transfers, who entered Western in Fall, 1994. They were surveyed that Fall and in the Spring of that same academic year. Only about one-third of new students, many of whom failed to attend Summer advising sessions, find the transition to Western "very" or "moderately" difficult. The great majority expected Western to be more difficult than their previous schools. Most ...


Do Contextual Effects Bias Kentucky School District Accountability Index Scores?, Edward B. Reeves Mar 1998

Do Contextual Effects Bias Kentucky School District Accountability Index Scores?, Edward B. Reeves

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Kentucky’s system of high-stakes accountability raises the question: Should teachers and school administrators be held accountable for student test results if the scores are influenced by external factors over which these educators have no control? The goal of the present study is to investigate if such external factors, or “contextual effects,” bias the accountability index scores. The issue is important because school districts, schools, and educators should be assessed in a fair manner. The focus of the study is on the Kentucky school district accountability index scores for the 1992-94 and 1994-96 biennia. District scores, rather than school scores ...


Seniors Assess Their Experience At Western Washington University: A Sequential Comparative Analysis, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble Feb 1998

Seniors Assess Their Experience At Western Washington University: A Sequential Comparative Analysis, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Joseph E. Trimble

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Local and national CSS survey results are presented. Student characteristics, attitudes, values, educational achievement, and goals.


General University Requirements: Technical Report, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark Feb 1998

General University Requirements: Technical Report, Carl Simpson, Gary (Gary Russell) Mckinney, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Executive Summary: To provide some background for ongoing conversations concerning Western's GURs, relevant findings were collated from ten different surveys conducted on Western students and alumni over the past ten years. There was no central thesis and is therefore no central finding to summarize. However, some highlights from particular findings can be offered. •Most students are supportive of the idea that Western should offer a strong core of liberal arts instruction rather than primarily technical skills, although in practice GURs are not treated as seriously or valued as highly as courses in the major. • Students' satisfaction with their GUR ...


Instructional Policy And Classroom Performance: The Mathematics Reform In California, David K. Cohen, Heather C. Hill Feb 1998

Instructional Policy And Classroom Performance: The Mathematics Reform In California, David K. Cohen, Heather C. Hill

CPRE Research Reports

Educational reformers increasingly seek to manipulate policies regarding assessment, curriculum, and professional development in order to improve instruction. They assume that manipulating these elements of instructional policy will change teachers' practice, which will then improve student performance. We formalize these ideas into a rudimentary model of the relations among instructional policy, teaching, and learning. We propose that successful instructional policies are themselves instructional in nature: because teachers figure as a key connection between policy and practice, their opportunities to learn about and from policy are a crucial influence both on their practice, and, at least indirectly, on student achievement. Using ...


Selected Institutional Characteristics, Bridgewater State College, Academic Year, 1997-1998, Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment, Bridgewater State College Jan 1998

Selected Institutional Characteristics, Bridgewater State College, Academic Year, 1997-1998, Office Of Institutional Research And Assessment, Bridgewater State College

Factbook

No abstract provided.


Departmental Advising Patterns And Recommendations For Change, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Carl Simpson Jan 1998

Departmental Advising Patterns And Recommendations For Change, Linda D. (Linda Darlene) Clark, Carl Simpson

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Executive Summary: Departmental/college advising is coming to occupy one of the several spotlights directed by feedback from students and by higher education accountability. For several years, alumni have been particularly critical of departmental advising. This year, advising has been put forward as one accountability measure and as one means to enhance performance on several others. To contextualize discussions of departmental advising and to provide a first round of input from departments, the chairs or advisors of thirty departments/colleges described their advising practices and gave their input regarding future directions for advising, during Fall, 1997. Departments' advising practices are ...


The School To Work Transition Of Indigenous Australians: A Review Of The Literature And Statistical Analysis, Michael Long, Tracey Frigo, Margaret Batten Jan 1998

The School To Work Transition Of Indigenous Australians: A Review Of The Literature And Statistical Analysis, Michael Long, Tracey Frigo, Margaret Batten

Indigenous Education Research

This report was commissioned by the Task Force on School to Work Transition for Indigenous Australians in the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs. The Task Force was established to examine issues of access to Departmental programs and services for young Indigenous people moving from school to work and to consider ways in which programs and polices could be enhanced to assist clients in overcoming barriers to education and employment. The report describes the current situation in terms of the pathways for Indigenous young people and their participation in relevant DEETYA programs. The report identifies barriers to successful ...


Tales Out Of School: Six Secrets From Successful Teachers, John Strassburger Jan 1998

Tales Out Of School: Six Secrets From Successful Teachers, John Strassburger

Publications

This is the third in a series of occasional papers about the challenges confronting students and what Ursinus is doing to help them enter adult life.


Retention In The Schools, Sandy Barry Jan 1998

Retention In The Schools, Sandy Barry

Graduate Research Papers

The purpose of this paper is to examine grade retention. It looks at the advantages, disadvantages, and the alternatives to retention. This paper discusses factors that increases a child's chance of being retained. Aspects in education that have affected retention are also discussed. In addition, this paper looks at teachers' beliefs and why they hold these beliefs concerning_retention. Finally, the last chapter summarizes this study and draws conclusions from the literature and suggests recommendations for further study.


Lifelong Learning As A Policy Response, Phillip Mckenzie Jan 1998

Lifelong Learning As A Policy Response, Phillip Mckenzie

Centre for the Economics of Education & Training (CEET)

This paper attempts to identify the major elements of a lifelong learning framework, and the policy priorities if its aims are to be realised. In doing so, it comments on the progress that Australia has already made in this regard.


Schools In Australia: 1973-1998 The 25 Years Since The Karmel Report (Conference Proceedings), Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Jan 1998

Schools In Australia: 1973-1998 The 25 Years Since The Karmel Report (Conference Proceedings), Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

1998 - Schools in Australia: 1973-1998 The 25 years since the Karmel Report

The conference was organised by the Australian Council for Educational Research to honour Professor Peter Karmel in his concluding year as Chair of the ACER Council and Board of Directors. The Commonwealth Government became involved with school education in Australia in a new and major way with the establishment of the Australian Schools Commission in 1973. Professor Karmel was Chair of the Interim Committee for the Australian Schools Commission which presented its influential report, Schools in Australia, in 1973. This conference examines developments in schooling in Australia since then.


Graduation Rates 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Graduation Rates 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Graduation Rate

IPEDS Graduation Rates annual report contains the following information: • Numbers of students entering the institution as full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking in a particular year (cohort), by race/ethnicity and gender • Number completing within 150% of normal time to program completion • Number transferred to other institutions • Developed to help institutions comply with requirements of Student Right-to-know • Worksheets are provided to calculate rates


Fall Enrollment 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Fall Enrollment 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Fall Enrollment

IPEDS Fall Enrollment annual report contains the following information: • Full- and part-time fall enrollments by level, by race/ethnicity and gender of student • Number of students engaged in distance education, by level and location • Age distributions by student level (odd-numbered years) • State of residence of first-time first-year students (even-numbered years) • Total number of students in the entering class • Fall-to-fall retention rates of full-time and part-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students (less than 4-year institutions), and first-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students (4-year institutions)


Finance 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Finance 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Finance

IPEDS Finance annual report contains the following information: • Revenues by source (e.g., tuition and fees, government, private gifts) • Expenses by function (e.g., instruction, research, plant maintenance and operation) • Scholarships, physical plant assets and indebtedness • Assets, liabilities and net assets • Different formats are used based on the institution’s accounting standards


Student Financial Aid 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Student Financial Aid 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Financial Aid

IPEDS Student Financial Aid annual report contains the following information: • Number and percent of undergraduate and of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students receiving student financial aid, by type of aid and average amount of aid received


University Studies 1994-1997: A Progress Report, Portland State University. General Education Working Group Jan 1998

University Studies 1994-1997: A Progress Report, Portland State University. General Education Working Group

University Studies Assessment Research

Broadly reports on the state of implementing University Studies, reviewing consequences for the University, faculty, and students.


The Movement Toward Authentic Assessment And The Role Of Technology, Brenda L. Clark Jan 1998

The Movement Toward Authentic Assessment And The Role Of Technology, Brenda L. Clark

Graduate Research Papers

Assessment can be defined as the process of collecting evidence of what a student knows and is able to do. There are several types of assessment available for use. The list includes, but is not limited to, standardized tests, performance based assessment and portfolios. All of these have both positive and negative aspects to evaluating student learning.


The Institution As A Citizen: How Colleges And Universities Enhance Their Civic Roles, Nancy L. Thomas Jan 1998

The Institution As A Citizen: How Colleges And Universities Enhance Their Civic Roles, Nancy L. Thomas

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

This paper is premised on the assumption that civic responsibility is the contemporary version of higher education's historical outreach mission. With that as an understanding, it considers how best colleges and universities can fulfill this commitment of service to external communities, broadly defined to include local, national, and international concerns. The paper offers typologies of ways that institutions structure academic outreach, responsive curricula, land-grant and extension school programs, faculty professional service, coordinating student volunteerism and encouraging public access to campus for athletic or cultural events. Institutions interested in enhancing their civic role can take from this paper strategies for ...


Management Of Curriculum Changes: A Case Study Of United Kingdom And Pakistan, Muhammad Memon Jan 1998

Management Of Curriculum Changes: A Case Study Of United Kingdom And Pakistan, Muhammad Memon

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Internet Explorers: An Nsf Sponsored Internship, Ann K. Dieterich, Krishna Siddhanta Athreya, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1998

Internet Explorers: An Nsf Sponsored Internship, Ann K. Dieterich, Krishna Siddhanta Athreya, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Introduction Summer research internships were extended to twenty high school girls who had completed their junior year with the primary goal of increasing middle school girls' participation in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM). The interns spent eight weeks during the summer of 1997 on the Iowa State University campus where they researched science and engineering topics, learned programming methods and developed SEM units for the Internet.

The summer research interns were directed by a team of four female undergraduate students who have demonstrated ability in computers, were trained in courseware development, and were majoring in SEM-related fields. A female graduate ...


Characterization Of New Acetic Acid Solvates And Studies Of Acetic Acid Binding Interactions, Daniel Adsmond Jan 1998

Characterization Of New Acetic Acid Solvates And Studies Of Acetic Acid Binding Interactions, Daniel Adsmond

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

A report submitted by Daniel Adsmond to the Research and Creative Productions Committee in January of 1998 on the binding interactions in acetic acid solvates with specific emphasis on binding of acetic acid to sulfa drugs.


Can Games Help Develop Mathematical Thinking?, Dilshad Ashraf, Habib Hussain, Abdul Ghafoor, Dulshon Shamatov Jan 1998

Can Games Help Develop Mathematical Thinking?, Dilshad Ashraf, Habib Hussain, Abdul Ghafoor, Dulshon Shamatov

Book Chapters / Conference Papers

No abstract provided.


What's The Point? Political Attitudes Of Victorian Year 11 Students, Suzanne Mellor Jan 1998

What's The Point? Political Attitudes Of Victorian Year 11 Students, Suzanne Mellor

ACER Research Monographs

Examines the civic and political attitudes of young Australians. The study uses as its basis a study by the internationally recognised American researcher Caroline Hahn, who spent ten years investigating the political attitudes of students in the United States, England, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. The author examines students' attitudes on classroom climate, political experience and interest, political trust, efficacy and confidence as well as equal political rights for women, free expression and civic rights. By using a modified Hahn questionnaire, the author is able to compare Victorian and overseas students. The picture that emerges of our students' political attitudes ...


Institutional Characteristics 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Institutional Characteristics 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Institutional Characteristics

IPEDS Institutional Characteristics Annual report contains the following information:

  • Admissions requirements
  • Institutional price/cost data for full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students
  • Tuition and required fees by level or program
  • Room and board charges


Human Resources 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jan 1998

Human Resources 1998-99, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

IPEDS Human Resources

IPEDS Human Resources annual report contains the following information: • Employees by primary occupational activity, faculty status, full and part time (collected separately for medical schools) • Full-time instructional staff by academic rank, gender and function • Total salary outlay and number of months covered by academic rank and gender


Impulse Control Rap: "We Got A Skill To Help You Chill", John W. Hill Jan 1998

Impulse Control Rap: "We Got A Skill To Help You Chill", John W. Hill

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Multimedia Call: Lessons To Be Learned From Research On Instructed Sla, Carol Chapelle Jan 1998

Multimedia Call: Lessons To Be Learned From Research On Instructed Sla, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

This paper suggests that some design features and evaluation criteria for multimedia CALL might be developed on the basis of hypotheses about ideal conditions for second language acquisition (SLA). It outlines a relevant theory of SLA and enumerates the hypotheses it implies for ideal conditions such as input saliency, opportunities for interaction, and learner focus on communication. Implications of each hypothesis for multimedia CALL design and evaluation are outlined and exemplified.


Rethinking Educational Design In New' School Construction, Daniel Duke, William Bradley, Dan Butin, Margaret Grogan, Monica Gillespie Jan 1998

Rethinking Educational Design In New' School Construction, Daniel Duke, William Bradley, Dan Butin, Margaret Grogan, Monica Gillespie

Education Faculty Articles and Research

"The primary impetus to new school construction, of course, typically involves relieving overcrowding or replacing outdated or dangerous facilities. Bradley (1996), however, in a study about the role of architecture in education, notes that the physical structure of a school has the potential to be a vehicle for change. In other words, the design. of school facilities can inspire alterations in the nature, quality, and future direction of what goes on inside. The present study sought to determine the extent to which five school systems in Virginia took advantage of building a new secondary school to address the need for ...


Incidence And Prevalence Of Alcohol And Tobacco Use On An Appalachian University Campus: An Epidemiologic Approach, Youmasu J. Siewe Jan 1998

Incidence And Prevalence Of Alcohol And Tobacco Use On An Appalachian University Campus: An Epidemiologic Approach, Youmasu J. Siewe

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

A report submitted by Youmasu J. Siewe to the Research and Creative Production Committee in October of 1998 on alcohol and tobacco use at Morehead State University in the spring of 1998.