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The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2009, University Of Iowa Dec 2009

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2009, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


Science For The English Language Learner: Strategies To Enhance Comprehension, Allen Rauch, Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D. Dec 2009

Science For The English Language Learner: Strategies To Enhance Comprehension, Allen Rauch, Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D.

Faculty Works: Education

According to the New York State Science Learning Standards, all students, including ELLs, need to “understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories...” (NYS Learning Standards for Math, Science, Technology, 1996, p.1). [They] are expected to acquire skills such as discussing, analyzing, reading, and writing in ways similar to those of a practicing scientist” (Medina-Jerez, Clark, Medina, & Ramirez-Marin, 2007, Science for ELL, para. 2). Most students in science, however, have difficulty comprehending science content (Schoenbach et. al., 1999) and are challenged by the specialized terminology in science. Furthermore, students believe that science is a body of knowledge rather than ...


Detection Of Psilocybin Mushroom Analogs In Chocolate: Incorporating Current Events Into The Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory, Brandon Huskins, Christopher Dockery Dec 2009

Detection Of Psilocybin Mushroom Analogs In Chocolate: Incorporating Current Events Into The Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory, Brandon Huskins, Christopher Dockery

Faculty Publications

In this experiment, tryptamine is used as a psilocin analog and is dispersed onto a Fisher brand cellulose laboratory sponge to simulate dehydrated mushrooms. The resulting “mushroom” material is ground, molded into chocolate, and presented to student groups for real-world and applied analyses. Students isolate the tryptamine from the chocolate using their knowledge of drug chemistry, solubility, pH, extractions, etc. Qualitative analysis is conducted by comparison to standards (Thin Layer Chromatography or Gas Chromatography) and quantitative analysis is conducted by Gas Chromatography using the method of internal standards.


Reflections On New Year's Eve, Diether Haenicke Dec 2009

Reflections On New Year's Eve, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was first published Dec. 29, 2004 and reprinted Dec. 30 2009 in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Indirect Gravimetric Determination Of Waters Of Hydration, Marina C. Koether Dec 2009

Indirect Gravimetric Determination Of Waters Of Hydration, Marina C. Koether

Faculty Publications

An alternate gravimetric experiment is described that can be employed in the general chemistry or the quantitative analysis laboratory course. The procedure takes less time than conventional methods and introduces students to waters of hydration and indirect determinations.


A Profile Of Students Enrolled At The University Of Iowa, Winter Session 2009-2010, University Of Iowa Dec 2009

A Profile Of Students Enrolled At The University Of Iowa, Winter Session 2009-2010, University Of Iowa

Profile of Students Enrolled at the University of Iowa

No abstract provided.


Alive And Well, Mary B. Marcy Dec 2009

Alive And Well, Mary B. Marcy

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The liberal arts are higher education’s answer to Broadway, that "fabulous invalid" whose demise is predicted with both certainty and regularity. Claims that the liberal arts are in jeopardy have taken on increased urgency in the current economic climate. As students swell the ranks of community colleges, the presumption is that readily identifiable and employable skills rather than broad and deep learning are the primary focus of their educational ambitions.

But in the case of the liberal arts, conventional wisdom is at odds with what experience and current data suggest. For example, the benchmark freshmen surveys conducted each year ...


Right After Thanksgiving, Americans Get Serious About Christmas., Diether Haenicke Dec 2009

Right After Thanksgiving, Americans Get Serious About Christmas., Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was first published Dec. 20, 2006 and reprinted Dec. 23, 2009 in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Request For Tuition Stabilization Funds, John M. Dunn Dec 2009

Request For Tuition Stabilization Funds, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Preschool Education In Australia, Andrew Dowling, Kate O’Malley Dec 2009

Preschool Education In Australia, Andrew Dowling, Kate O’Malley

Policy Briefs

Early childhood education (ECE) in Australia will soon experience a ‘radical makeover.’ In 2008, all Australian governments made a commitment through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) that by 2013, all children in the year before formal schooling will have access to high quality early childhood education programs delivered by degreequalified early childhood teachers, for 15 hours per week, 40 weeks of the year, in public, private and community-based preschools and child care. The purpose of this policy brief is to summarise the current structure of preschool in Australia in contemplation of this major policy shift. This paper describes the ...


The Creation And Use Of Open Educational Resources In Christian Higher Education, John L. Hilton Iii, David Wiley Dec 2009

The Creation And Use Of Open Educational Resources In Christian Higher Education, John L. Hilton Iii, David Wiley

All Faculty Publications

A significant movement in education concerns the use of open educational resources (OERs). By “open” it is generally meant that the resource is freely available to others to reuse in different contexts. These resources could include books, lesson plans, syllabi, slide shows, etc. There are several examples of individuals and institutions providing open educational resources; this openness is also specifically manifest in the field of religious education. I discuss different levels in which OERs can be “open” and the implications of these levels when creating OERs. Common motivations and obstacles to creating OERs are discussed. A particularly significant issue regarding ...


2009 Winter Commencement, Nova Southeastern University Dec 2009

2009 Winter Commencement, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 2009

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-12pm, John M. Dunn Dec 2009

Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-12pm, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-9am, John M. Dunn Dec 2009

Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-9am, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-3pm, John M. Dunn Dec 2009

Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-3pm, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


University Of Nebraska At Omaha, December Commencement 2009, University Of Nebraska At Omaha Dec 2009

University Of Nebraska At Omaha, December Commencement 2009, University Of Nebraska At Omaha

Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Arête December 2009, Honors College Dec 2009

Arête December 2009, Honors College

Arête: Honors College at WKU Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Orientation Welcome, John M. Dunn Dec 2009

Orientation Welcome, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Deliberation Versus Dispute: The Impact Of Argumentative Discourse Goals On Learning And Reasoning In The Science Classroom, Mark Felton, Merce Garcia-Mila, Sandra Gilabert Dec 2009

Deliberation Versus Dispute: The Impact Of Argumentative Discourse Goals On Learning And Reasoning In The Science Classroom, Mark Felton, Merce Garcia-Mila, Sandra Gilabert

Faculty Publications

Researchers in science education have converged on the view that argumentation can be an effective intervention for promoting knowledge construction in science classrooms.However, the impact of such interventions may be mediated by individuals’ task goals while arguing. In argumentative discourse, one can distinguish two overlapping but distinct kinds of activity: dispute and deliberation. In dispute the goal is to defend a conclusion by undermining alternatives, whereas in deliberation the goal is to arrive at a conclusion by contrasting alternatives. In this study, we examine the impact of these discourse goals on both content learning and argument quality in science.


Each Generation Carries Greatness Within It, Diether Haenicke Dec 2009

Each Generation Carries Greatness Within It, Diether Haenicke

WMU President Diether Haenicke

This column was first published March 14, 2007 and reprinted Dec. 16, 2009 in the Kalamazoo Gazette mlive.com/kalamazoo


Ua3/9 Thank You & Happy Holidays, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell Dec 2009

Ua3/9 Thank You & Happy Holidays, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Memo from President Gary Ransdell to faculty and staff regarding his listening tour of campus prior to the search for a Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.


Students In Rural Schools Have Limited Access To Advanced Mathematics Courses, Suzanne E. Graham Dec 2009

Students In Rural Schools Have Limited Access To Advanced Mathematics Courses, Suzanne E. Graham

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

This Carsey brief reveals that students in rural areas and small towns have less access to higher-level mathematics courses than students in urban settings, which results in serious educational consequences, including lower scores on assessment tests and fewer qualified students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) job pipelines.


A Walk By Faith: Founding Stories Of The Law School, Bruce C. Hafen Dec 2009

A Walk By Faith: Founding Stories Of The Law School, Bruce C. Hafen

Vol. 2: Service & Integrity

This Founders Day address was given to the J. Reuben Clark Law Society at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City on August 30, 2007.


Naacp Informal Meeting, John M. Dunn Dec 2009

Naacp Informal Meeting, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


The Minutes Of The Marshall University Board Of Governors Meeting, December 15, 2009, Marshall University Board Of Governors Dec 2009

The Minutes Of The Marshall University Board Of Governors Meeting, December 15, 2009, Marshall University Board Of Governors

Board of Governors Minutes

No abstract provided.


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Dec 2009

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Donation from JCB Helping Fuel Georgia Southern University


Lanthorn, Vol. 44, No. 31, December 14, 2009, Grand Valley State University Dec 2009

Lanthorn, Vol. 44, No. 31, December 14, 2009, Grand Valley State University

Volume 44, July 8, 2009 - June 7, 2010

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


Ua12/2/1 Stress Busters, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2009

Ua12/2/1 Stress Busters, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special finals week edition of the College Heights Herald.


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, December 14, 2009, University Of Northern Iowa. Faculty Senate. Dec 2009

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, December 14, 2009, University Of Northern Iowa. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Documents

Meeting minutes from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa.