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Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Dec 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting to discuss SACS review, general education courses, academic quality, graduate council functions and elections.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Dec 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the December 1, 2004 meeting.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Nov 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting regarding elections, curriculum committee, faculty grievance procedure, charter revision, graduate council functions, student privacy and faculty evaluations.


Resolution 6-04-F - Plus / Minus Grading Compromise, Wku Student Government Association Nov 2004

Resolution 6-04-F - Plus / Minus Grading Compromise, Wku Student Government Association

Student Government Association

Resolution to regarding the plus / minus grading compromise.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Nov 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the November 2004 meeting.


Quarterly Meeting, Wku Board Of Regents Oct 2004

Quarterly Meeting, Wku Board Of Regents

Board of Regents Documents

Minutes of WKU Board of Regents quarterly meeting. Agenda items: resolution in honor of Cornelius Martin, 2004-05 operating budget, transportation project, emeritus faculty, honorary degree for Ed Hamilton, purchase of property, creation of Parking & Transportation Services, personnel actions and salaries, WKU-Owensboro and tuition policy.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Oct 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting to discuss curriculum committee, academic quality and benefits.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Sep 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting regarding faculty continuance and grievance committee, athletics, benefits, promotions, plus-minus grading, academic quality funding, faculty tenure policies, graduate council actions, curriculum review process, bylaws revision, January Term aka J Term, academic calendars, parking and grievance policy for retired faculty.


Action Items, Wku Graduate Council Sep 2004

Action Items, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Overview of action items handled by the Graduate Council.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Aug 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the August 4, 2004 meeting.


Quarterly Meeting, Wku Board Of Regents Jul 2004

Quarterly Meeting, Wku Board Of Regents

Board of Regents Documents

Minutes of WKU Board of Regents quarterly meeting. Agenda items include: resolutions in honor of John Bradley, Ronald Sheffer and James Tennill, resolution in appreciation of Ron Switzer and Mammoth Cave National Park, Mary Taylor Cowles' contract, Wood Selig's contract, Donald Swoboda appointed dean of Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO), University Foundations policy, classroom and facility naming opportunities, Kentucky Plan/Committee on Equal Opportunity, tuition incentive program, sales of real estate, personnel actions and salaries and emeritus faculty.

Attachments to minutes:

  • WKU First Amended Athletic Employment Contract - Mary Taylor Cowles
  • WKU Athletic Director First Amended Employment Contract - Wood ...


Using Oral History And Archival Exploration To Forge A Path To The Past: A Generalsurvey Of The Adult Education Opportunities Available To African American Adults Incincinnati, Ohio, 1930-1949, Lisa Merriweather Hunn Jul 2004

Using Oral History And Archival Exploration To Forge A Path To The Past: A Generalsurvey Of The Adult Education Opportunities Available To African American Adults Incincinnati, Ohio, 1930-1949, Lisa Merriweather Hunn

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper provides a local history of African American adult education inCincinnati. It identifies two categories of learning opportunities: learning in thecommunity and learning by experience. This study also identifies AAAE’s liberaleducation platform as a major influence over those opportunities because it indirectlysupported Jim Crow racism. This history of African American adult education for manyyears suffered from what Franklin (1989) called the “conspiracy of silence” (p. 44) whichresulted in people of African descent being viewed ahistorically within adult education.This history has not been sufficiently explored (Neufeldt & McGee, 1990). Most of whatis available on African American adult education looks at institutions, agencies, leaders,and philosophies (Neufeldt & McGee, 1990; Peterson, 1996) but few include socio -historical observations about the African American ...


My Children First: Conflicting Choices About Education For Mothers Who Receive Welfare, Mary Ziegler Jul 2004

My Children First: Conflicting Choices About Education For Mothers Who Receive Welfare, Mary Ziegler

Adult Education Research Conference

Participation continues to perplex those who provide adult education. This study explored the reasons women who receive welfare chose not to participate in adult education programs designed for them. Countervailing forces of poverty and participants’ aspirations of a better life for their children interacted with personal, relational, and institutional factors.


Participation Training: A Model For Experiential Learning, María Del Carmen Rodríguez Jul 2004

Participation Training: A Model For Experiential Learning, María Del Carmen Rodríguez

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper introduces the principles of Participation Training (PT) within the frame of Freire’s (1970) notion of Education for Liberation and presents implications for the development of adult education, theory, and practice.


“What Would You Do In My Place?” Outcomes Of A Collaborative Health Literacy Research Study In Rural Nova Scotia, B. Allan Quigley Jul 2004

“What Would You Do In My Place?” Outcomes Of A Collaborative Health Literacy Research Study In Rural Nova Scotia, B. Allan Quigley

Adult Education Research Conference

The 1994 and 2000 International Adult Literacy Surveys found that 43% of Canada’s adult population is affected by low literacy skills, with 22% of these adults experiencing severe literacy problems. The highest rates of low-literacy skills have consistently been found in the Atlantic provinces. However, what these studies do not reveal are the life-and-death health issues that often lie beneath the statistics. To the question: “What would you do in my place?” posed to us by an unemployed fish plant worker with low literacy skills and severe health issues living in an isolated Nova Scotia community, such surveys provide ...


The Other Hidden Curriculum: On Losing Pena And Becoming Educado In A Salvadoran Adult Literacy Program, Esther Prins Jul 2004

The Other Hidden Curriculum: On Losing Pena And Becoming Educado In A Salvadoran Adult Literacy Program, Esther Prins

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper examines how participation in a literacy program in El Salvador helped participants learn new social behaviors (to speak out and to become more well-mannered), and identifies which aspects of the program contributed to these benefits. The study suggests that educators must consider the social dimensions of adult education.


Critical Management Studies Courses: Impact On The Adult Learners' Management Philosophy?, Catherine H. Monaghan Jul 2004

Critical Management Studies Courses: Impact On The Adult Learners' Management Philosophy?, Catherine H. Monaghan

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper presents the findings of a study examining the development of the adult learners’ management philosophy in a critical management course. This study found that these courses could impact a learners’ management philosophy in multiple ways within the same course.


Facilitating Learning Online: Modeling The Skills For Reflective Practice, Judy Milton, Karen E. Watkins, Michelle D'Abundo, Barbara J. Daley Jul 2004

Facilitating Learning Online: Modeling The Skills For Reflective Practice, Judy Milton, Karen E. Watkins, Michelle D'Abundo, Barbara J. Daley

Adult Education Research Conference

This study examined the interactions of facilitators in online reflective practice groups, focusing on the types of strategies used to convey these skills. Learners were found to use the skills modeled by the group facilitator, with the content of the interactions having a greater influence than facilitator style on learners’ use.


Learning Democracy Through Self-Governance: The Case Of Housing Co-Operative, Karsten Mündel, Fiona Duguid, Daniel Schugurensky Jul 2004

Learning Democracy Through Self-Governance: The Case Of Housing Co-Operative, Karsten Mündel, Fiona Duguid, Daniel Schugurensky

Adult Education Research Conference

Housing co-operatives are a unique site to learn democracy through participation in self-governance by volunteering on boards and committees. Members reported both nonformal and informal learning; the latter was particularly significant for the development of skills, knowledge, attitudes and values required for effective democratic participation.


A Step Towards Faith: A Phenomenological Inquiry Into Spirituality, Fred Milacci Jul 2004

A Step Towards Faith: A Phenomenological Inquiry Into Spirituality, Fred Milacci

Adult Education Research Conference

This phenomenological investigation examined how eight select adult education practitioners understand spirituality.


Dangerous Memories: Women Resisting Structures Of Power, Possession, And Violence, Marilyn Mckinley Parrish Jul 2004

Dangerous Memories: Women Resisting Structures Of Power, Possession, And Violence, Marilyn Mckinley Parrish

Adult Education Research Conference

As a result of involvement with the Catholic Worker movement, women learned to see the world in a new way, developing authentic spirituality, practicing nonviolent resistance to American cultural values, and trusting personal conscience as a guide for involvement in social justice issues.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Jul 2004

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of the July 14, 2004 meeting.


Researching Adult Literacy Learners’ Lives: Journeys Of Trauma Toward Transformation, Karen Magro Jul 2004

Researching Adult Literacy Learners’ Lives: Journeys Of Trauma Toward Transformation, Karen Magro

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative study used autobiographies and self-report inventories to explore ten adult literacy learners’ motivation for returning to school, their experiences at school, and the barriers that most interfered with their ability to complete their studies. Another key aim of the study was to investigate the characteristics of teachers, curriculum preferences, and teaching and learning strategies that either hindered or enhanced individuals’ ability to learn


Exploring The Changing Nature Of Work And Lifelong Learning: Preliminary Findings Of A Canadian National Survey, David Livingstone Jul 2004

Exploring The Changing Nature Of Work And Lifelong Learning: Preliminary Findings Of A Canadian National Survey, David Livingstone

Adult Education Research Conference

Preliminary findings from a large Canadian survey are used to estimate the current patterns of adult education course participation and informal learning as well as patterns of paid and unpaid work. Recent trends and relations between adult learning and work are assessed. Contending theories of learning and work are also discussed.


How African Americans In Rural Areas Learn To Become Homeowners, Ulrica Jones-Hill Jul 2004

How African Americans In Rural Areas Learn To Become Homeowners, Ulrica Jones-Hill

Adult Education Research Conference

This study identified the process by which African Americans in rural areas become homeowners. By interviewing ten African Americans first time homebuyers living in rural middle Georgia and who purchased their homes through one of the Federal Rural Housing Programs within the past five years or less, it was discovered the homeowners used a variety of informal methods to gain information about homeownership.


Understanding The Factors Of Adult Learners Dropping Out Of E-Learning Courses, Ju Sung Jun Jul 2004

Understanding The Factors Of Adult Learners Dropping Out Of E-Learning Courses, Ju Sung Jun

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this study is to determine the specific set of variables that can best predict the reasons that adults dropout of workplace e-learning courses. A model including the predictors of attention, relevance, confidence, marital status, number of learning hours for the course, mandatory/voluntary attendance, and hours worked per week fits well (• 2 = 75.918, df = 7, and p < .000).


Literacy For What? Contradictions In Swazi Adult Education, David Jele Jul 2004

Literacy For What? Contradictions In Swazi Adult Education, David Jele

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of literacy in development in Swaziland. It seeks to identify in the process, contradictions that manifest in Swazi education generally and adult education specifically. It then highlights whose interests a given literacy level – high or low - serves and why.


Social Partnership: Rebuilding Union Capacity Through Education, Michael Law Jul 2004

Social Partnership: Rebuilding Union Capacity Through Education, Michael Law

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper employs a case study approach in order to update an expand on previous analyses of developments in union education in New Zealand. This particular paper focuses on the role of union education in the rebuilding of union capacity and reflects on theoretical and practical difficulties that confront unions in the wake neoliberaism.


Living And Learning With Technology: Faculty As Reflective Practitioners In The Online Classroom, Patricia A. Lawler, Kathleen P. King, Stephen C. Wilhite Widener University Jul 2004

Living And Learning With Technology: Faculty As Reflective Practitioners In The Online Classroom, Patricia A. Lawler, Kathleen P. King, Stephen C. Wilhite Widener University

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative study examined the experiences of 11 faculty members who have been involved in online instruction. The goal was to explore how assuming the role of adult learners in developing online courses contributed to their becoming critically reflective about their instructional practices. Faculty interviews revealed engagement in critical reflection and were used to suggest strategies for faculty development that could further support such perspectives and practice.


Transforming Horizons: The Process Of Learning In Global Social Action, Richard Kiely Jul 2004

Transforming Horizons: The Process Of Learning In Global Social Action, Richard Kiely

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper presents research that led to the development of a theoretical framework for explaining how adult learners experience the process of transformational learning in global social action.