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Students And Faculty Indivisible: Crafting A Higher Education Culture Of Flourishing, Eileen K. Camfield Jan 2015

Students And Faculty Indivisible: Crafting A Higher Education Culture Of Flourishing, Eileen K. Camfield

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is comprised of three separate articles addressing related issues central to the culture and future of higher education. The questions that animate the investigations are: In what ways is writing self-efficacy forged in the learning relationships between student and instructor? In what ways, if any, do traditional assessment practices impact student development? In what ways, if any, does institutional culture shape faculty identity, and what is gained or lost in the process? These queries stem from concerns about possible disconnects between visions of higher education's potential and actual practices in the classroom. The dissertation uses grounded theory ...


An Investigation Of The "Cume Assessment," An Instrument Designed To Measure Third Grade Children's Understanding Of Selected Cross-Cultural/Multicultural Concepts, Doni Kwolek Kobus Jan 1985

An Investigation Of The "Cume Assessment," An Instrument Designed To Measure Third Grade Children's Understanding Of Selected Cross-Cultural/Multicultural Concepts, Doni Kwolek Kobus

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate an instrument, the Cross-cultural Understandings in Multicultural Education (CUME) Assessment, which was devised to measure third grade students' understandings of selected crosscultural/ multicultural concepts. These concepts were derived from a cultural anthropological perspective of human similarities and differences.

Procedures. The study examined the reliability and validity of the CUME Assessment, a multiple-choice, domain referenced test consisting of twenty-one items based on seven instructional objectives. Third grade students, whose teachers indicated on a Teacher Questionnaire having taught these objectives as a part of the formal curriculum, were assessed. Three instruments were administered ...


The Influence Of The Reliability Of The Dependent Variable On Statisticalpower., Theresa M. Housden Jan 1977

The Influence Of The Reliability Of The Dependent Variable On Statisticalpower., Theresa M. Housden

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

PROBLEM: In the planning phase of developing quality educational research there are several critical decision points. Some of these decisions are made to en sure that the research will have adequate statistical power, that is, the capability to detect meaningful differences, if they do exist. In an unpublished article, K. D. Hopkins from the Laboratory of Educational Research, University of Colorado and B. R. Hopkins from the University of the Pacific commented that all theoretical and empirical options for increasing statistical power had been investigated except for the reliability of the dependent variable. In this article, they derived a method ...