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Nerche Updates, Volume 2, Issue 2, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston Dec 2006

Nerche Updates, Volume 2, Issue 2, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston

NERCHE Bulletin

No abstract provided.


Scholarship In Action: The Case For Engagement, Nancy Cantor Nov 2006

Scholarship In Action: The Case For Engagement, Nancy Cantor

Office of the Chancellor

Tonight I want to make the case for bold, imaginative, reciprocal, and sustained engagements between colleges and universities and their many constituent communities, local as well as global. If we intend to pursue the vision of the university as a public good, with broad benefits for our knowledge society---especially for the understanding and practice of democracy and the values of diversity, social justice and peace---we must initiate and support these new kinds of engagements. And we must extend the practice of them from their historical roots in the great public land-grant universities and community colleges of our nation to the ...


Thinking Outside The Box: Innovative Specialized Educational Technologies, Lynnette Engeswick, David Esping, Todd Pfingsten, Joan Roca, Wayne Sharp Oct 2006

Thinking Outside The Box: Innovative Specialized Educational Technologies, Lynnette Engeswick, David Esping, Todd Pfingsten, Joan Roca, Wayne Sharp

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This presentation will illustrate the innovative, specialized educational technologies developed and implemented at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Technologies include Tech-Rec, a first of its kind integration of technology and recreation that exercises the mind and body; the Dental Lab, with individualized computers at each dental chair, inter-oral cameras, and digital radiography; and the Library PODS.


Volume 18, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor, Tom Pusateri Editor Oct 2006

Volume 18, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor, Tom Pusateri Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

Full text of Volume 18, Number 01 of Reaching Through Teaching.


Trading In One Set Of Keys For Another: Suggestions For Success Self-Management Of Senior Academic Job Changes And Transitions, Jeffrey D. Senese Ph.D. Oct 2006

Trading In One Set Of Keys For Another: Suggestions For Success Self-Management Of Senior Academic Job Changes And Transitions, Jeffrey D. Senese Ph.D.

Administration Publications and Research

This essay discusses the transition process for academic vice presidents from the perspective of an academic vice president. Given that many institutions do not adequately plan for the exit and entry of academic vice presidents, and the lack of literature on this topic, as well as the importance of this position at many institutions, this essay is offered as a beginning for further study.

The movement of academic administrators from one institution to another is done with perhaps more regularity today than in past years and decades. It has been argued that while many academic vice presidents spend most of ...


If You Build It They Will Come: A Marketing Strategy For Program Growth, Nelson L. Henning, Esther M. Lanham Oct 2006

If You Build It They Will Come: A Marketing Strategy For Program Growth, Nelson L. Henning, Esther M. Lanham

Social Work Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Nerche Updates, Volume 2, Issue 1, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston Sep 2006

Nerche Updates, Volume 2, Issue 1, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston

NERCHE Bulletin

No abstract provided.


Cultural Identity, Voice, And Agency In Post-Secondary Graphic Design Education: A Collective Case Study, Larry Michael Stultz Sep 2006

Cultural Identity, Voice, And Agency In Post-Secondary Graphic Design Education: A Collective Case Study, Larry Michael Stultz

Educational Policy Studies Dissertations

ABSTRACT CULTURAL IDENTITY, VOICE, AND AGENCY IN POST-SECONDARY GRAPHIC DESIGN EDUCATION: A COLLECTIVE CASE STUDY by Larry M. Stultz This study investigates areas of conflict between students’ cultural identities and the educational environment established and maintained by their faculty and school. It analyzes the usefulness and value of personal creative expression in the classroom and how treatment of cultural identity and performance influences student persistence and success. Four theoretical frameworks ground this study and comprise the majority of the relevant literature. The inquiry is framed by theories in curriculum, performance, cultural difference, and symbolic interaction. Three purposely selected students participated ...


Establishing A Lifelong Learning System By Developing Higher Vocational Education: A Case Of China, Jie Xiong Sep 2006

Establishing A Lifelong Learning System By Developing Higher Vocational Education: A Case Of China, Jie Xiong

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper reveals that higher vocational education (HVE) is playing a key role for establishing a lifelong learning system in China. Discussions are based on the theory that higher education is at the core to build a lifelong learning system with a focus on the concept of vertical integration.


The Power Of One: Engagement As The Key To Highly Effective Clinical Instruction, Dan Pratt, Ric Arseneau Aug 2006

The Power Of One: Engagement As The Key To Highly Effective Clinical Instruction, Dan Pratt, Ric Arseneau

Adult Education Research Conference

Twenty-two medical students and forty-one clinical faculty speculated on the results of an unusual study. Their speculations resulted in fourteen factors and six propositions that describe the nature of highly effective clinical teaching.


Slowly Enabling The Disabled, Marion Lloyd Aug 2006

Slowly Enabling The Disabled, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

Access to higher education for disabled students is far from a right in Latin America, although some countries, particularly Brazil, are making an effort to improve access and conditions for the disabled. Discrimination starts early, at the elementary-school level. Students are either isolated in special schools, which rarely go beyond the eighth grade, or forced to compete in regular schools, without any tools to help them overcome their disabilities. A majority drop out before high school.


2006 Commencement - Master Of Science Degree In Health Law Celebration Ceremony, Nova Southeastern University Jul 2006

2006 Commencement - Master Of Science Degree In Health Law Celebration Ceremony, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


2006 Commencement - Master's Degree In Health Law Commencement Ceremony Class Of 2006, Nova Southeastern University Jul 2006

2006 Commencement - Master's Degree In Health Law Commencement Ceremony Class Of 2006, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Emerging Leadership Roles In Distance Education: Current State Of Affairs And Forecasting Future Trends, Lisa Portugal Jul 2006

Emerging Leadership Roles In Distance Education: Current State Of Affairs And Forecasting Future Trends, Lisa Portugal

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

This paper discusses the enormous impact distance learning has had on traditional higher education and leadership roles within those constructs. The writer will address and discuss critical issues relating to leadership in higher education with a distance learning focus, current and future distance education modalities, and future leadership trends. This paper will focus on transformational leadership qualities that are necessary for current and future successful distance education programs. Finally, the writer will provide considerable information for institutions of higher learning as well as those individuals associated with the advancement of online learning modalities.


Executive Succession Practices In Land Grant Universities, Michael Miller, Diane Bisbee Jul 2006

Executive Succession Practices In Land Grant Universities, Michael Miller, Diane Bisbee

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Looking at the current practices found in academe with respect to identifying and training current leaders, will broaden our understanding of institutional involvement, succession planning and leadership development. Within the scope of land grant universities, this study will quantify how higher education institutions identify academic leaders as department chairs, associate deans, deans, and provosts, how they provide training, and how they support these leaders in their careers. A survey of current institutional practices for department chairs, associate deans, deans and provosts will offer a better look at the scope of academic leadership identification and preparation.


The Role Of Higher Education In America: A Spa Or A Smörgåsbord?, Amany Saleh, Marcia Lamkin, David Cox Jul 2006

The Role Of Higher Education In America: A Spa Or A Smörgåsbord?, Amany Saleh, Marcia Lamkin, David Cox

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

American higher education has a long and rich tradition of seeking higher moral and civic purposes in its endeavors. . . [C]ampuses have been the sites of debate on the critical issues of the day and faculty have sought to provide students with tools for rigorous analysis, critical reflection . . . . Now more than ever, higher education is challenged to educate the leaders of tomorrow and to connect those future leaders with the world of today. (Hollander 1999, v).


The Limits Of Service-Learning In Higher Education, Dan W. Butin Jul 2006

The Limits Of Service-Learning In Higher Education, Dan W. Butin

Education Faculty Publications

This article takes a critical look at the attempted institutionalization of service-learning in higher education. It asks whether service-learning can become deeply embedded within the academy; and if so, what exactly is becoming embedded. Specifically, this article suggests that there are substantial pedagogical, political, and institutional limits to service-learning across the academy. These limits, moreover, are shown to be inherent to the service-learning movement as contemporarily theorized and enacted. The article concludes by reframing some of the grounding assumptions of service-learning to position it as a disciplinary field more suited for becoming genuinely embedded within higher education.


The Appointment Of Untenured Department Chairs In Two- And Four-Year Colleges In A Western State: Problems And Potentials, Forrest G. Williams Jun 2006

The Appointment Of Untenured Department Chairs In Two- And Four-Year Colleges In A Western State: Problems And Potentials, Forrest G. Williams

All Theses and Dissertations

This research study explored the appointment of untenured faculty as department chairs in three two- and four-year colleges in one Western state's system of higher education. Eleven untenured faculty serving as untenured department chairs were interviewed using the qualitative methodology of grounded theory to analyze the data collected in the form of interview transcripts. At the two- and four-year colleges studied, an untenured faculty member's potential of achieving tenure does not appear to be negatively affected by serving as department chair before receiving tenure. A central finding in this research study is the presentation of an explanatory model ...


Hiding In Plain Sight: Higher Education Pink And Blue Collar Staff Experiences As Returning Adult Learners, Workers, And Family Members, Susan J. Bracken, Jeanie K. Allen Jun 2006

Hiding In Plain Sight: Higher Education Pink And Blue Collar Staff Experiences As Returning Adult Learners, Workers, And Family Members, Susan J. Bracken, Jeanie K. Allen

Adult Education Research Conference

This study focuses upon a sometimes invisible subset of adult learners: higher education staff members. The participant interviews are part of a pilot study intended to create increased understanding of how these unique adult learners experience their environments. This paper focuses upon one central work/school theme, ‘knowing your place’.


Authentic E-Learning In Higher Education: Design Principles For Authentic Learning Environments And Tasks, J. Herrington Jun 2006

Authentic E-Learning In Higher Education: Design Principles For Authentic Learning Environments And Tasks, J. Herrington

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

With many learners failing to engage with didactic and outmoded instructional methods, and unwilling to use technology that simply replicates the one-way transfer of information from teacher to student, authentic learning designs have the potential to improve student engagement and educational outcomes. This paper argues that online technologies afford the design and creation of truly innovative authentic learning environments. The theoretical foundations of this approach are strong, and they are also explored, together with discussion of the importance of tasks as the focus of authentic activities. Finally, the case is made for a more comprehensive approach to investigating the effectiveness ...


Embedding Innovation Process And Methodology In Engineering Technology And Business Management And Marketing Courses, W. Andrew Clark, J. Paul Sims, Craig A. Turner, Jon L. Smith Jun 2006

Embedding Innovation Process And Methodology In Engineering Technology And Business Management And Marketing Courses, W. Andrew Clark, J. Paul Sims, Craig A. Turner, Jon L. Smith

ETSU Faculty Works

For many business segments, true “out of the box” innovation occurs in entrepreneurial companies where the founders aren’t hindered with the research paradigms established by mainstream businesses. The founders of these companies, many times technologists and scientists, see the application of the technology long before potential customers develop an understanding of the capabilities that the new technology can bring to the marketplace. Many times these “new technology ideas” have been developed though modifying an existing dominant design (product or service) to meet an unforeseen market need or through the development of a new design that may become the new ...


The Politics Of Poverty: Higher Education And Low Income Adult Learners, Catherine A. Hansman Jun 2006

The Politics Of Poverty: Higher Education And Low Income Adult Learners, Catherine A. Hansman

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this paper is to examine and discuss the growing trends in higher education in the United States that narrow educational opportunities for poor and working-class adult learners.


2006 Commencement - College Of Osteopathic Medicine, College Of Pharmacy, College Of Optometry, College Of Allied Health, College Of Medical Sciences And College Of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University May 2006

2006 Commencement - College Of Osteopathic Medicine, College Of Pharmacy, College Of Optometry, College Of Allied Health, College Of Medical Sciences And College Of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Archway Commencement Issue, May 2006 May 2006

Archway Commencement Issue, May 2006

Archway (1946-)

No abstract provided.


Undergraduate Commencement Exercises Program, May 20, 2006 May 2006

Undergraduate Commencement Exercises Program, May 20, 2006

Bryant University Commencements

Bryant University Undergraduate Commencement Exercises Program, May 20, 2006.


Ratemyprofessors.Com: Gossip Or Useful Information, Kellian Clink May 2006

Ratemyprofessors.Com: Gossip Or Useful Information, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Ratemyprofessors.com (RMP) is a database that allows students to voice and share their opinions about their university and college teachers. The evaluation website allows students to rate their teachers after the student identifies the class, the level of interest the student has in the class, and the date they are posting the evaluation. They can rate the professors on difficulty, helpfulness, and clarity and post general comments. Online since 1999, RateMyProfessors now contains over 4,200,000 ratings for professors from 5242 schools. Students do use this source, but should they? Is it just gossip or does it have ...


University Of Nebraska At Omaha Spring Strategic Planning Advance, Monday, May 8, 2006, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness May 2006

University Of Nebraska At Omaha Spring Strategic Planning Advance, Monday, May 8, 2006, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Strategic Planning Forums

University of Nebraska at Omaha Spring Strategic Planning Advance, Monday, May 8, 2006.


University Diversity Committee: Where Diversity And Dedication Meet, Mary Texeira May 2006

University Diversity Committee: Where Diversity And Dedication Meet, Mary Texeira

Wisdom in Education

No abstract provided.


Orchestrating Change At The Departmental Level:, Lari Coakley, Linda Randall Apr 2006

Orchestrating Change At The Departmental Level:, Lari Coakley, Linda Randall

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Academic leaders in higher education must increasingly deal with demands from stakeholders such as students, parents, and government at the same time that they are held accountable for the curriculum and student learning environment (Newman, Couturier & Scurry, 2004; Smith, 2004). In addition, new types of higher education institutions, i.e. the for-profit schools, purport to be more agile in responding to the needs of these various constituencies, putting more pressure on the traditional colleges and universities to react more quickly. Gone are the days of unhurried deliberations and incremental changes that could take years to institute. The loosely coupled organizational nature of ...


Public Scholarship: Making Sense Of An Emerging Synthesis, Judith A. Ramaley Apr 2006

Public Scholarship: Making Sense Of An Emerging Synthesis, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

This concluding chapter, written by a national leader in higher education, reflects on public scholarship from a perspective beyond Penn State and argues that public scholarship promises to strengthen “that special form of public decision making that we call democracy.”