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Wmu Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting December 13, 2002, Wmu Board Of Trustees Dec 2002

Wmu Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting December 13, 2002, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

Minutes of the WMU Board of Trustees meeting include appendices:

  • Remarks by the Chair
  • Remarks by the President
  • Acceptance of the Agenda
  • Resignation of President
  • Appointment of Interim President
  • Recommendation re Honorary Degree
  • Resolution re Presidential Search Process


Western News, December 5, 2002, Western Michigan University Dec 2002

Western News, December 5, 2002, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Presidential search committee set for action, United Way campaign tops $235,000 goal in final hours, Trustees expected to name Litynski to interim post, Longtime legislator, Floyd to receive honorary degrees at commencement, Board of Trustees sponsoring farewell reception for Floyds, Longtime legislator, Floyd to receive honorary degrees at commencement, Faculty, staff members honored for quarter-century of WMU service, More than 2,000 slated to receive degrees at Dec. 13 commencement, Center for Community Asset Building aiding faith-, community-based organizations in six counties, New CEDRS head improving mediation procedures thanks to input.


"Real Ways Of Talking" And School Talking: One Appalachian Student's Perception Of Teacher Discourse During Writing Conferences, Sherry W. Powers Dec 2002

"Real Ways Of Talking" And School Talking: One Appalachian Student's Perception Of Teacher Discourse During Writing Conferences, Sherry W. Powers

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

A barrier to school literacy is created when teachers fail to build upon the familiar language of students. These research findings indicate that when students perceive that nonstandard ways of talking are not as highly valued by the school as Standard English is valued, they deliberately fail to produce written products that match their teacher's expectations.


When Do They Choose The Reading Center? Promoting Literacy In A Kindergarten Classroom, Susan K. Green, Clair Britt, Patsy Parker Dec 2002

When Do They Choose The Reading Center? Promoting Literacy In A Kindergarten Classroom, Susan K. Green, Clair Britt, Patsy Parker

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This action research project investigated activities designed to encourage children to visit the reading center in a kindergarten classroom. Three interventions were implemented on alternating days. Analyses suggested that these interventions led to increased voluntary use of the reading center. The days the intern read a story produced the most visits. This process of systematic data collection also increased monitoring of the children with the lowest literacy skills and provided opportunities to tailor literacy activities to their interests.


Reading Horizons Vol. 43, No. 2 Dec 2002

Reading Horizons Vol. 43, No. 2

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 43, issue 2.


Dear Author, Your Book Is Important To Me, Wilma D. Kuhlman, Carol L. Moutray Dec 2002

Dear Author, Your Book Is Important To Me, Wilma D. Kuhlman, Carol L. Moutray

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Research with letters written to authors for a contest showed that students often responded to literature in different ways according to the subgenre. Contemporary realistic fiction elicited many personalized responses while historical fiction elicited more responses that informed students' lives. Students noted that high fantasy and science fiction affected their writing skills, while mystery and other science fiction supported reading growth. The research indicates that writing letters to authors is a viable response activity for students.


A Survey Of Contexts For Successful Literacy Tutoring, Dorothy Leal, Cathy Mowrer, Jodi Cunningham Dec 2002

A Survey Of Contexts For Successful Literacy Tutoring, Dorothy Leal, Cathy Mowrer, Jodi Cunningham

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Effective tutoring is key to successful literacy learning for at-risk children. This report provides an overview of answers to the question: "What are the contexts for effective literacy tutoring?" The research shows that successful reading tutoring is commonly found in four contexts: home, school, professional/community, and university settings.


After Turning Points: Evidence Of The Adoption Of Middle School Reforms In The United States 1987-2000., Nancy Barnes Mansberger Dec 2002

After Turning Points: Evidence Of The Adoption Of Middle School Reforms In The United States 1987-2000., Nancy Barnes Mansberger

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the adoption by U.S. middle schools of key practices recommended by the 1989 Turning Points report. Three questions were examined: (1) To what extent have the organizational practices identified by research to impact the development of "small learning communities" been adopted by U.S. middle schools? (2) To what extent do the instructional practices of U.S. middle school teachers reflect developmentally responsive or traditional/bureaucratic methods?, and (3) Do the instructional practices of U.S. middle school teachers differ between those who teach in schools with developmentally responsive organizational practices ...


A Study Of The Leadership Preparedness Of U.S. Public University Chief Business Officers, Daniel J. Hurley Dec 2002

A Study Of The Leadership Preparedness Of U.S. Public University Chief Business Officers, Daniel J. Hurley

Dissertations

Despite the enormous role that Chief Business Officers (CBOs) play in administering the business and financial affairs of American public universities, little research has been conducted on their leadership preparedness. The primary objectives of this study were to assess the self-perceived preparedness of U.S. public university CBOs at the time they assumed their first position in the role, and to determine if specific factors could be associated with their overall preparedness.

With support from the National Association of College and University Business Officers, a survey was developed and mailed to the entire population of CBOs at four-year public universities ...


A Test Of Factor Analysis As A Validation Procedure For Physician Certification Examinations, Jeffrey D. Greene Dec 2002

A Test Of Factor Analysis As A Validation Procedure For Physician Certification Examinations, Jeffrey D. Greene

Dissertations

Two physician certification examinations from different medical specialties were investigated. The purpose of the study was twofold: 1) to determine the similarities between the factor structure of the examinations and their respective tables of specifications; and 2) to demonstrate the relative efficacy of factor analysis in differentiating the structure between two related but dissimilar domains of information. Specialty A is a homogeneous discipline focused on a relatively narrow concentration of organs, body systems and anatomy. This examination contained 309 items. There were 845 cases available for analysis. Specialty B is a heterogeneous area of specialty concerned with numerous areas of ...


Factors Affecting Superintendent Longevity In Michigan, Sally Hipp Dec 2002

Factors Affecting Superintendent Longevity In Michigan, Sally Hipp

Dissertations

Theory and research surrounding the issue o f longevity of superintendents seemed contradictory in the literature. On the one hand, the average length of time a superintendent serves in his/her position has not changed noticeably over the last few decades. Yet many researchers were reporting a crises in this field because the applicant pool seemed to be shrinking and longevity of superintendents in large urban districts was reported to be lower than the average longevity rate of 5-6 years. In addition the perception of many of the superintendents in the field was that the turnover rate of superintendents was ...


Examining The Similarities And Differences In Benefits Of School-To-Work As A Workforce Development Strategy: A Study Of Key Stakeholder Involvement Using A Multiple Case Study Approach, Alton Leon Alford Dec 2002

Examining The Similarities And Differences In Benefits Of School-To-Work As A Workforce Development Strategy: A Study Of Key Stakeholder Involvement Using A Multiple Case Study Approach, Alton Leon Alford

Dissertations

Violence is a significant occupational hazard in the American workplace. Nearly a thousand employees are murdered on the job each year and workplacehomicide has become the leading cause of death for women and the second for men. From 1993 to 1999, there were an average of 1.7 million nonfatal violent victimizations each year, accounting for 18% of all violent crime. Although government employees accounted for 18% of the U.S. workforce, they made up 37% of workplace violence victims.

A review of literature found no unified definition of workplace violence. Recent scientific research regarding this problem is rare, despite ...


Specifying The Psychomotor Domain Of The Construct Of Nursing Competence, Joni L. Jones Dec 2002

Specifying The Psychomotor Domain Of The Construct Of Nursing Competence, Joni L. Jones

Dissertations

The measurement of an individual's predicted performance in his/her field is a requirement of many professions. The NCLEX-RN® is the measurement tool used to determine whether or not new graduates of registered nursing programs are competent to enter the profession. Although there are three domains of learning in nursing (cognitive, affective, and psychomotor) the only domain tested for licensure is the cognitive. Many factors contribute to the lack of testing in the psychomotor area. One of the major impediments is that the entry-level psychomotor domain for registered nursing has yet to be defined. The purpose of this study ...


Have Charter Schools Materialized Their Promise A Contrast Between Rhetoric And Reality, Mary Kay Kempker-Vandriel Dec 2002

Have Charter Schools Materialized Their Promise A Contrast Between Rhetoric And Reality, Mary Kay Kempker-Vandriel

Dissertations

Charter schools are a growing force in American education. Parents are demanding a choice in their child's public education. Are charter schools better than traditional public schools? Have charter schools kept their promise?

In the study regular public schools and charter schools were compared along five dimensions: (a) opportunity for learning and access to quality education, (b) innovative teaching methods and participative management, (c) teacher job satisfaction, (d) parent involvement, and (e) school accountability. Existing data from the 1999/2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) were analyzed with primarily chi-square tests and one t-test. These analyses provided results in ...


They're Getting Away With Murder: The Social Account Ability Of Collegiate Athletes, Justina Ixcia Phillips Dec 2002

They're Getting Away With Murder: The Social Account Ability Of Collegiate Athletes, Justina Ixcia Phillips

Master's Theses

The purpose of this research is to study deviant behavior among collegiate student athletes. This study involves institutions in the Midwest region of the United States, particularly the Mid-American Conference (MAC). This study took on a sociological approach by interviewing specialized athletic officials, and examining different levels of social control by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), along with its interaction with the Mid-American Conference. Various variables that affect social control such as gender, race, and economic conditions were also examined to get an understanding of how these factors influence behavior.


Western News, Nov. 14, 2002, Western Michigan University Nov 2002

Western News, Nov. 14, 2002, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Floyd commits to the University of Missouri, Accounting alum is next on tap for Haworth speaker series, Nov. 24 concert set to honor WMU bands founder Meretta, Trustees to move swiftly to fill presidential post, New Great Lakes center funded by EPA will combine WMU research; Ann Arbor firm’s technology, Trustees sign off on 12 faculty; staff retirement notices, Fenn named by Gov. Engler to Michigan's Board of Medicine, Litynski lauded in ceremony at Polish consulate general in NYC.


Geosciences Newsletter- 2002, Department Of Geosciences Nov 2002

Geosciences Newsletter- 2002, Department Of Geosciences

Geological and Environmental Sciences News

Vol.1, No. 27

  • Dear Alumni and Friends
  • Faculty News
  • Department News
  • Core Lab
  • Geosciences Departmental History
  • Graduate Student News
  • Awards & Graduations
  • Alumni News
  • Donations


Western News, Oct. 31, 2002, Western Michigan University Oct 2002

Western News, Oct. 31, 2002, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Benton Harbor facility inaugurated Oct. 25, Engler taps Floyd for spot on Life Sciences Corridor Board, Senator to announce federal funds for research initiative, WMU institute gets $1 million in NSF funding for teaching initiative, Pherigo to head Horn Society, Fails-Nelson, Harris take top posts with education group, Vossen giving back to community as loaned executive, Palmer and Flanagan trounce competition in Windy City, Sky Broncos snag top honors at NIFA event.


Western News, Oct. 17, 2002, Western Michigan University Oct 2002

Western News, Oct. 17, 2002, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Pilot plant is first WMU Parkview site open, 9/11 art proposals sought, WMU personnel lead Egyptian water project, CD review means high praise for WMU Jazz Orchestra, Garmon among three honored with COE education awards, Student affairs promotes three, names three new directors, Nominations sought for staff service awards.


Western News, Oct. 3, 2002, Western Michigan University Oct 2002

Western News, Oct. 3, 2002, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: NIH grant to boost HHS research capacity, Fall enrollment nears 30, 000, Parkview Campus to see first engineering opening Oct. 11, Illinois-based engineering firm NASCO is newest BTR Park partner, United Way goal will ‘give community a lift’, Ramona Bernhard honored for support of the arts at WMU.


Fab:Ulous! Family Literacy Nights: Learning To Listen To Families, Ellen Mcintyre, Hope Longwell-Grice, Diane Kyle Oct 2002

Fab:Ulous! Family Literacy Nights: Learning To Listen To Families, Ellen Mcintyre, Hope Longwell-Grice, Diane Kyle

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This article describes our implementation of a program aimed at supporting families' literacy through books and strategies and through capitalizing on what the families know and care about. We held several Family Literacy Nights in which we planned activities, workshops, and book give-aways around families' interests, discerned during the first event. We struggled with simultaneously accomplishing our goals and those that reflected the families. In this article we share our successes as well as the lessons we learned about how to do this work.


Perceptions Of Preservice Elementary Teachers On Multicultural Issues, Mary Alice Barksdale, Janet Richards, Peter Fisher, Marge Wuthrick, Jean Hammons, Dana Grisham, Heather Richmond Oct 2002

Perceptions Of Preservice Elementary Teachers On Multicultural Issues, Mary Alice Barksdale, Janet Richards, Peter Fisher, Marge Wuthrick, Jean Hammons, Dana Grisham, Heather Richmond

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This paper reports an exploratory study of preservice teachers' knowledge of multicultural education and preparedness for literacy instruction with diverse populations. We conducted the study across a variety of college and university contexts. Results showed that preservice teachers did not feel well prepared to teach children of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We also found evidence that these preservice teachers had not developed a strong knowledge base about multicultural education, despite the fact that they had all been introduced to multicultural topics in their teacher education coursework. This study demonstrates that there is a need for examination of current methods ...


Development Of Pedagogical Knowledge Related To Teaching At-Risk Students: How Do Inservice Teachers And Preservice Teachers Compare?, Diane D. Allen, Rebecca A. Swearingen Oct 2002

Development Of Pedagogical Knowledge Related To Teaching At-Risk Students: How Do Inservice Teachers And Preservice Teachers Compare?, Diane D. Allen, Rebecca A. Swearingen

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

This study examined the development of pedagogical knowledge of preservice and inservice teachers as they implemented newly learned assessment and instructional strategies with at-risk readers in clinical settings. The preservice teachers worked in pairs to tutor children during the regular semester at a university reading clinic; the inservice teachers worked for four days a week for six weeks in a special reading academy. Four stages of development emerged from the examination of the reflective responses of teachers that they wrote after each tutoring sessions with the at-risk readers. The stages identified were: novice, advance beginner, competent, and proficient.


The Relationship Between Positive Adolescent Attitudes Toward Reading And Home Literary Environment, Kelly Partin, Cindy Gillespie Hendricks Oct 2002

The Relationship Between Positive Adolescent Attitudes Toward Reading And Home Literary Environment, Kelly Partin, Cindy Gillespie Hendricks

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

While factors known to positively affect attitudes toward reading have been investigated, the relationship between attitudes toward reading and home literary environments, particularly with older students, needs to be more fully explored. This investigation focused on the nature of the relationship between high school students' reading attitudes and the literary environment in which they were raised.


Reading Horizons Vol. 43, No. 1 Oct 2002

Reading Horizons Vol. 43, No. 1

Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts

Complete issue of Reading Horizons volume 43, issue 1.


The Western Michigan University Magazine, Fall 2002, Western Michigan University Oct 2002

The Western Michigan University Magazine, Fall 2002, Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University Magazine (1997-present)

• The BTR Park-a shared vision: WMU's new engineering campus and Business Technology and Research Park are the result of a shared vision and public/private partnerships. • Enjoying the fruits of their labor: From Jell-0 to gelato-campus dining has evolved in such a way that students rarely consider being late for dinner. • When worlds collide: WMU researchers from different worlds vow to break down communication barriers for the next generation of scientists. • The grades are in: Centennial capital campaign news • University News • Alumni News • College News • Class notes • Obituaries • Athletic News


Wmu Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting September 20, 2002, Wmu Board Of Trustees Sep 2002

Wmu Board Of Trustees Regular Meeting September 20, 2002, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

Minutes of the WMU Board of Trustees meeting include appendices:

  • Recommendation re Honorary Degree
  • WMU/AAUP Contract
  • Academic and Student Affairs Committee Recommendations
  • Budget and Finance Committee Recommendations


Western News, Sept. 19, 2002, Western Michigan Univeristy Sep 2002

Western News, Sept. 19, 2002, Western Michigan Univeristy

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Deans appointed to libraries; engineering, President Floyd on Capitol Hill, WMU community observes 9/11 anniversary, donations still sought for employee memorial, Franquesa recognized by Academy of Management, Zegree named composer of the month by publisher, University; community will partner for MLK observance.


Western News, Sept. 5, 2002, Western Michigan University Sep 2002

Western News, Sept. 5, 2002, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: Summit puts TIER in the eyes of local leaders, AAUP members to review new contract tonight, vote Sept. 12, Engineering Dean Litynksi takes over academic reins as new provost, Lyman returns to foundation; Aardema named interim dean, Campus prepares to remember Sept. 11 next week with four memorial events, Hovestadt to head national marriage and family group, Haenicke's career feted by international colleagues, Beauregard goes on extended medical leave, Schmotter to explore corporate scandal cause, On Campus with StevanVeldkamp.


Western News, Aug. 8, 2002, Western Michigan Univeristy Aug 2002

Western News, Aug. 8, 2002, Western Michigan Univeristy

Western News (1972-2018)

  • Creating a Connected World; WMU launches the Internet of Things lab and mentors the next embedded-tech innovators
  • College News
  • Alumni Profile
  • Classnotes
  • In Memoriam
  • Sky is the limit for scholarship winners