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Comprehensive Academic And Classroom Facilities Plan, Joel Nordberg, Alex Wing, Jeff Funovits, Emily Blaze, Jenna Beltram, Ann Storer, Bryan Harvey, Ludmilla D. Pavlova-Gillham Dec 2009

Comprehensive Academic And Classroom Facilities Plan, Joel Nordberg, Alex Wing, Jeff Funovits, Emily Blaze, Jenna Beltram, Ann Storer, Bryan Harvey, Ludmilla D. Pavlova-Gillham

Campus Planning Books

In 2009 UMass Amherst, under the direction of Chancellor Robert Holub, engaged in a Framework for Excellence initiative and a commitment to elevate the national profile of the institution. The Framework for Excellence called for the recruitment of 250 additional faculty and an increase of 2,500 undergraduate students over the next 10 years. More space and improved, state-of-the-arts facilities was recognized as key in attracting and retaining the highest caliber faculty and students.

The Comprehensive Academic and Classroom Facilities Plan was funded by the MA Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM), which hired Burt Hill to initiate an ...


A Study Of The Perceptions Of Career American Missionaries In The Countries Of Kenya And Tanzania Relating To Their Overseas Field-Based Orientation Experiences, John S. Basham Dec 2009

A Study Of The Perceptions Of Career American Missionaries In The Countries Of Kenya And Tanzania Relating To Their Overseas Field-Based Orientation Experiences, John S. Basham

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this study was to examine the lived field orientation experiences of 12 missionaries living in Kenya and Tanzania relative to their perceptions of personal effectiveness. This study was driven by how a segment of missionaries described their field orientation in relation to perceived effectiveness on the field. Four major themes relative to field orientation emerged. Recommendations relating to missionary field orientation programs were offered.

Every year thousands of new missionaries relocate overseas with the intent of ministering in a new culture. All experience cultural shock and problems. Orientation experiences and personal definitions of effectiveness could impact why ...


My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila Dec 2009

My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila

Faculty Scholarship

This is my philosophy of teaching and learning, as developed during the ACRL Immersion Intentional Teacher Track in Nashville, TN in December of 2009


Group Cooperation Under Uncertainty, Min Gong, Joanne Baron, Howard Kunreuther Dec 2009

Group Cooperation Under Uncertainty, Min Gong, Joanne Baron, Howard Kunreuther

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

Previous research has shown an ‘interindividual-intergroup discontinuity effect’: intergroup interactions generally lead to less cooperative outcomes than interindividual interactions. We replicate the discontinuity effect in the deterministic prisoner’s dilemma, but find that groups are more cooperative than individuals in a stochastic version of the game. Three major factors that underlie the usual discontinuity effect are reduced in the stochastic environment: greed, fear, and persuasion power. Two group mechanisms are proposed to explain the reversed discontinuity effect: the motivation to avoid guilt and blame when making decisions that affect others’ welfare, and the social pressure to conform to certain norms ...


Final Status Report [Thinkfinity Website Translation], Jing Zhao Dec 2009

Final Status Report [Thinkfinity Website Translation], Jing Zhao

Cornerstone 2 Reports : Community Outreach and Empowerment Through Service Learning and Volunteerism

Report and sample pages of the Thinkfinity Website in Chinese translation.


Legally Speaking--Legal Implications Of Reference Books For Publishers And Consumers, Bryan M. Carson Dec 2009

Legally Speaking--Legal Implications Of Reference Books For Publishers And Consumers, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Revitalizing The Shakespeare Press Museum, Alix Katherine Guyot Dec 2009

Revitalizing The Shakespeare Press Museum, Alix Katherine Guyot

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study was to determine how the Shakespeare Press Museum could attract more visitors, what kind of programs the Shakespeare Press Museum can offer to those visitors and how the Shakespeare Press Museum can turn frequent and interested visitors into volunteers. The popularity of letterpress printing has grown significantly over the last few years and interest in the museum the has grown as well.

This study investigated the practices of other similar organizations and suggestions from experts with knowledge related to organizing and maintaining exhibits and knowledge of the Shakespeare Press Museum. Elite and specialized interviews were ...


Point/Counterpoint: Civil Rights For Homosexuals, Mike A. Cobb Dec 2009

Point/Counterpoint: Civil Rights For Homosexuals, Mike A. Cobb

Mike A. Cobb

No abstract provided.


Point/Counterpoint: Civil Rights For Homosexuals, Mike Cobb Dec 2009

Point/Counterpoint: Civil Rights For Homosexuals, Mike Cobb

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Gamma Sigma Delta Newsletter - Nebraska Chapter, Issue #39, December 2009 Dec 2009

Gamma Sigma Delta Newsletter - Nebraska Chapter, Issue #39, December 2009

Gamma Sigma Delta, Nebraska Chapter, Newsletters

President’s Message: We thank the seminar panelists and the seminar committee for an outstanding seminar. New Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Initiation and Awards Banquet, January 24, 2010. Rick Rasby elected to Chapter office.
Award of Merit for Service: Elbert C. Dickey
Extension Award: Dennis E. Bauer
Teaching Award: Tiffany M. Heng-Moss
Research Award: Clinton J. Jones
Gamma Sigma Delta Initiates
Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Graduate Student Award Fund


Determinants Of Resident Assistant Job Satisfaction In Privatized University Housing, Jennifer Lynn Casey Dec 2009

Determinants Of Resident Assistant Job Satisfaction In Privatized University Housing, Jennifer Lynn Casey

Dissertations

The general purpose of a residence life program is the improvement of the oncampus student experience in hopes of promoting personal growth, development, and education as well as bolstering retention rates and cultivating future alumni relationships. A residence life program can be found on most four year college and university campuses. Many colleges and universities facilitate their own residence life programs in whole or in part. Other colleges and universities outsource their residence life programs, in whole or in part, to what is called a privatized university housing company. The goals of a residence life program, be it facilitated by ...


High School Sophomores' Perceptions Of The Role Of Extra-Curricular Activities As Preparation For College Admission, John Earl Wyble Dec 2009

High School Sophomores' Perceptions Of The Role Of Extra-Curricular Activities As Preparation For College Admission, John Earl Wyble

Dissertations

While there is significant interest and emphasis on student participation in extra-curricular activities, limited research on such participation and the benefits it may possess toward preparing students for college admissions exists. A survey of 312 high school sophomores in a rural, southeastern Louisiana school district was conducted. Data were collected through the survey on the students' participation in extra-curricular activities and their perceived value of such participation toward gaining admission to a postsecondary institution. The purpose of the study was to analyze the relationship between participation in extra-curricular activity and the perceived value of such participation toward gaining admission to ...


My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila Nov 2009

My Teaching Philosophy, Marilyn R. Pukkila

Marilyn R. Pukkila

This is my philosophy of teaching and learning, as developed during the ACRL Immersion Intentional Teacher Track in Nashville, TN in December of 2009


The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia J. Boquist Nov 2009

The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia J. Boquist

Senior Honors Theses

The acquisition of English prepositions is especially difficult for students learning English as a second language. This paper briefly discusses how prepositions are used in English and a few of the reasons prepositions cause problems for English language learners. It also analyzes the underlying system that governs prepositions and how this system might be represented to English language learners. Finally, it analyzes the current pedagogy and suggests a possible alternative to the status quo.


Promotion Of Engaged Democracy And Community Partnerships Through Audience Response System Technology, Mary Ann Murphy Nov 2009

Promotion Of Engaged Democracy And Community Partnerships Through Audience Response System Technology, Mary Ann Murphy

Cornerstone 2 Reports : Community Outreach and Empowerment Through Service Learning and Volunteerism

No abstract provided.


Strengthening A Global Perspective On Andragogy: An Update For 2009, John A. Henschke Edd Nov 2009

Strengthening A Global Perspective On Andragogy: An Update For 2009, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

Andragogy has received mixed reviews in the past. Some have analyzed it from a positive perspective. Some have analyzed if from a negative perspective, and some have ignored it altogether. Most of the discussions have limited their observations to how Malcolm S. Knowles addressed andragogy. There has been as inadequate investigation of the foundation and background of andragogy from a world perspective. This research presents 290 major works published in English from national and international sources on andragogy that may help provide a clear and understandable international foundation for the linkage between the research, theory, and practice of andragogy. Six ...


Graduate Connections- November 2009 Nov 2009

Graduate Connections- November 2009

Graduate Connections: A Newsletter for UNL Graduate Students published by the Office of Graduate Studies

In This Issue:

Click on links to navigate the newsletter

Navigating Graduate School ...... 1

Seven Keys to Success

Non-Traditional Students

Keeping Connected at a Distance

Good Practices in Graduate Education ...................................... 5

Types of Plagiarism

Essential Connections .................. 6

Tips for Forming Your Supervisory Committee

Top Ten Teaching Mistakes

Improving Teaching through Student Feedback

Teaching Tip ................................. 8

MERLOT

Professional Development ......... 11

Writing a Research Article

Transferable Skills

Funding Opportunities ............... 16

Announcements .......................... 17

Fellowship Competition

Insurance for Grad Assistants

Student Accounts

Volunteer Opportunities

Interactions ................................. 18

Fellowship Winners

GSA News

Events .......................................... 19

NAGPS Conference

Calendar...................................... 19

Event Dates/Deadlines

Degree Deadlines

Readers’ Corner ......................... 20 ...


Learning From The Past And Looking To The Future: A Conversation Between Pamela Tate And Robert Deahl About The Past 35 Years In Adult Learning, Pamela Tate, Robert Deahl, Rebecca Klein-Collins Nov 2009

Learning From The Past And Looking To The Future: A Conversation Between Pamela Tate And Robert Deahl About The Past 35 Years In Adult Learning, Pamela Tate, Robert Deahl, Rebecca Klein-Collins

College of Professional Studies Faculty Research and Publications

None Provided


Pittsburgh Jewish Newspapers Project: Digitizing Archival Newspapers For Full-Text Indexing, Gabrielle Michalek, Jennie Benford Oct 2009

Pittsburgh Jewish Newspapers Project: Digitizing Archival Newspapers For Full-Text Indexing, Gabrielle Michalek, Jennie Benford

Gabrielle Michalek

The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries was asked by the library director of a local synagogue to digitize a singular collection of three historic Jewish newspapers, all of which were published in Pittsburgh. These three newspapers, the runs of which span the 19th to the 21st century, posed unique digitization challenges, both as unwieldy, fragile physical objects and as unindexed, dense analog datasets. Using a combination of revamped workflows and repurposed equipment, the Carnegie Mellon Library staff rose to the challenge, creating a full text searchable set of 160,000 digital surrogates for under $100,000. As of 2009, fundraising to ...


Vocational Education And At-Risk Youth In The United States, John H. Bishop Oct 2009

Vocational Education And At-Risk Youth In The United States, John H. Bishop

John H Bishop

[Excerpt] Educationally disadvantaged youth in the United States have great difficulty finding steady jobs providing real training and advancement opportunities. In October 1994 only 43 percent of the young people who had dropped out of high school the previous year were employed. Of recent (previous spring) graduates who had not gone college, only 64 percent were employed (BLS 1995). Those who obtained employment accepted jobs paying 10 to 15 percent less than in 1980.


What Color Is Your Paratext?, Geoffrey Bilder, Andrée J. Rathemacher Oct 2009

What Color Is Your Paratext?, Geoffrey Bilder, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

In the final vision session of the 2009 NASIG Annual Conference, Geoffrey Bilder from CrossRef discussed the problem of how to identify trustworthy scholarly information on the Internet. This problem is exacerbated by readers’ growing distrust of intermediaries such as publishers and librarians, by the fact that the Internet lacks the traditions that have developed in scholarly communication to ensure trust, and by the sheer amount of information now readily available. Paratext is understood as anything outside of a text that sets expectations about that text. In the past, paratext, for example a publisher logo, provided important clues as to ...


Libr 200 Fall 2009, Rob Morrison Oct 2009

Libr 200 Fall 2009, Rob Morrison

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Information Media News, Vol. 39, No. 1, St. Cloud State University Oct 2009

Information Media News, Vol. 39, No. 1, St. Cloud State University

Information Media Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Perspectives In Gifted Education: Creativity, Institute For The Development Of Gifted Education, Ricks Center For Gifted Children, University Of Denver, Norma Hafenstein, Kim Haines, Bonnie Cramond Oct 2009

Perspectives In Gifted Education: Creativity, Institute For The Development Of Gifted Education, Ricks Center For Gifted Children, University Of Denver, Norma Hafenstein, Kim Haines, Bonnie Cramond

Perspectives in Gifted Education

This is the fifth in a series of monographs published through the Institute for the Development of Gifted Education at the University of Denver, and it has been graciously funded by the Lynde and Harry Bradley foundation. The first monograph contained different perspectives on the growth and development of young gifted children while the second addressed the characteristics and needs of the twice-exceptional - those who are gifted and also have some type of disabling condition. The third monograph focused on the personality and spiritual and character development of gifted children; the fourth explored giftedness in a variety of diverse, under-represented ...


Unlv Magazine, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Holly Ivy De Vore, Lisa Arth, Cate Weeks, Greg Lacour, Tony Allen, Afsha Bawany, Barbara Cloud, Gian Galassi, Phil Hagen, Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Michelle Mouton, Erin O'Donnell Oct 2009

Unlv Magazine, Matthew K. Jacobsen, Holly Ivy De Vore, Lisa Arth, Cate Weeks, Greg Lacour, Tony Allen, Afsha Bawany, Barbara Cloud, Gian Galassi, Phil Hagen, Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Michelle Mouton, Erin O'Donnell

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The No Child Left Behind Act On The K-8 Setting, Kara Robertson Oct 2009

The Impact Of The No Child Left Behind Act On The K-8 Setting, Kara Robertson

Senior Honors Theses

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which was implemented in 2002, is changing the classroom for teachers and students. The legislation is widely discussed across the nation and people are deciding whether or not this change is suitable for education. The No Child Left Behind Act is affecting the core subjects in the classroom. After evaluating literature on the subject, it is obvious that there are two clear sides to this legislation. There are also actions that can be taken by teachers within the classroom to best utilize NCLB. As a future educator, it is important to evaluate NCLB ...


Exploring What Engineering Doctoral Students Aspiring To Faculty Careers Learn About Research From Faculty Mentors. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx., Tonya Saddler Sep 2009

Exploring What Engineering Doctoral Students Aspiring To Faculty Careers Learn About Research From Faculty Mentors. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx., Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Saddler, T.N., Trautvetter, L., & Mckenna, A.F. (2009, October). Prototyping The Engineer Of 2020: A Curricular Examination Of Two Exemplary Institutions Preparing Undergraduate Engineers. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx., Tonya Saddler Sep 2009

Saddler, T.N., Trautvetter, L., & Mckenna, A.F. (2009, October). Prototyping The Engineer Of 2020: A Curricular Examination Of Two Exemplary Institutions Preparing Undergraduate Engineers. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx., Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2009

Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

I want to use this opportunity to discuss a phenomenon that continues to plague the human experience. It is called the game of war. War is perhaps the deadliest game that humanity has created. The conflict itself represents what appears to be opposing views about the way things should be. Each side believes that it is right and that its actions are justified. Each side therefore seeks to impose its views on the other or to defend its views against the other. Each side fears the other as an enemy and each side projects its fears onto its perceived “enemy.”


Tourism And The Third Sector: Shifting Values, Changing Relationships, William Feighery Sep 2009

Tourism And The Third Sector: Shifting Values, Changing Relationships, William Feighery

William Feighery

No abstract provided.