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The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2009, University Of Iowa Dec 2009

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2009, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


Alive And Well, Mary B. Marcy Dec 2009

Alive And Well, Mary B. Marcy

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The liberal arts are higher education’s answer to Broadway, that "fabulous invalid" whose demise is predicted with both certainty and regularity. Claims that the liberal arts are in jeopardy have taken on increased urgency in the current economic climate. As students swell the ranks of community colleges, the presumption is that readily identifiable and employable skills rather than broad and deep learning are the primary focus of their educational ambitions.

But in the case of the liberal arts, conventional wisdom is at odds with what experience and current data suggest. For example, the benchmark freshmen surveys conducted each year ...


Targeted Funding Of Research And Education And Faculty Perception Of Academic Freedom In Medical Education, Shelly Elliott Dec 2009

Targeted Funding Of Research And Education And Faculty Perception Of Academic Freedom In Medical Education, Shelly Elliott

Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to determine if there was a relationship between targeted funding of research and education and faculty perception of academic freedom at their medical schools. A total of 130 physician and basic sciences faculty from three medical schools assessed academic freedom at their institutions on an academic freedom inventory developed specifically for this study. The lack of a representative sample and the weak explanatory power of the findings limit conclusions that could be drawn. Using multiple regression analysis, the researcher was not able to reject the null for a relationship between targeted funding and academic freedom, using ...


Catholic Institutions Of Higher Education And K-12 Schools Partnering For Social Justice: A Call For Scholarship, Joan Whipp, Martin Scanlan Dec 2009

Catholic Institutions Of Higher Education And K-12 Schools Partnering For Social Justice: A Call For Scholarship, Joan Whipp, Martin Scanlan

College of Education Faculty Research and Publications

This article calls for scholarship on emerging partnerships between Catholic institutions of higher education and Catholic K-12 schools that aim at socially just schooling. Justice, ethical care, learning, and social entrepreneurship are explored as possible conceptual frameworks for this research.


Roles, Responsibilities, Celebrations, And Post-Presidency Aspirations Of Female College Presidents, Almeda Jacks Dec 2009

Roles, Responsibilities, Celebrations, And Post-Presidency Aspirations Of Female College Presidents, Almeda Jacks

All Dissertations

Of the 3,300 university and college presidents in higher education in the United States, only 23% are held by females (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007). The percentage of female students in most institutions in higher education is higher than those of male students.
The Central questions that guided this research study are as follows: What are the roles and responsibilities of presidents of higher educational institutions? How do presidents of higher education celebrate their professional and personal accomplishments? Additionally, what are the post-presidency aspirations of the eight women interviewed who all currently are in their first presidency position ...


Ethics In Higher Education, Susan R. Madsen Nov 2009

Ethics In Higher Education, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

This presentation focuses on the following Robinson and Moulton quote found in the book "Ethical Problems in Higher Education": The myth that institutions of higher education are sheltered from the struggles and conflicts of the “real world” is widely accepted even by people who ought to know better—those of us in academic settings who confront, struggle with, bemoan, or try to ignore the serious ethical issues that arise. People outside academia may tease us about the ivory tower world and our innocence and naiveté. With a twinge of guilt, we in academia accept their teasing because the myth tells ...


Responsible Leadership - An Ethic Of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard Nov 2009

Responsible Leadership - An Ethic Of Right Behavior, C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

No abstract provided.


College Knowledge Of 9th And 11th Grade Students: Variation By School And State Context, Angela D. Bell, Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon, Laura W. Perna Nov 2009

College Knowledge Of 9th And 11th Grade Students: Variation By School And State Context, Angela D. Bell, Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon, Laura W. Perna

GSE Publications

While college enrollment rates have increased over the last 40 years, gaps still exist across groups. College enrollment rates are lower for high school graduates whose parents have not attended college, those with low-incomes, as well as Black and Latino/a students than for other high school graduates (Baum & Ma, 2007; Ellwood & Kane, 2000; NCES, 2007; Thomas & Perna, 2004). Widening gaps in income and health insurance coverage between high school and college graduates (Baum & Ma, 2007) suggest the economic and social imperative of working to increase college-going rates among these underrepresented groups.


Some Thoughts On The Cost Effectiveness Of Graduate Education Subsidies, John H. Bishop Oct 2009

Some Thoughts On The Cost Effectiveness Of Graduate Education Subsidies, John H. Bishop

John H Bishop

[Excerpt] How much should doctorate training be subsidized? The answer proposed is, "Doctorate training should be subsidized to the extent and only to the extent that it produces externality or public benefits – i.e. benefits received by people other than the one receiving the diploma." This value judgment derives from three propositions: (1) In general, an adult knows better than anyone else what is best for himself; (2) the price (measured in both time and money) he is willing to pay for graduate education is the best measure of how much he values it relative to other offerings; and (3 ...


An Evolving Service-Learning Model Of Critical Engagement For The Assessment-Phobic: Striving Towards Meaningful Growth Of Pedagogy And Program, Julia Van Der Ryn, Thomas Burke Oct 2009

An Evolving Service-Learning Model Of Critical Engagement For The Assessment-Phobic: Striving Towards Meaningful Growth Of Pedagogy And Program, Julia Van Der Ryn, Thomas Burke

Julia van der Ryn

No abstract provided.


Minority Serving Colleges Deserve More Respect, Marybeth Gasman Oct 2009

Minority Serving Colleges Deserve More Respect, Marybeth Gasman

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Becoming A 21st Century University: How Usm Can Use Online Education To Meet The Needs Of Its Adult Student Population, Amy Gieseke Oct 2009

Becoming A 21st Century University: How Usm Can Use Online Education To Meet The Needs Of Its Adult Student Population, Amy Gieseke

Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations

The 21st century has been, and will continue to be, a time of great change within the world of higher education. One key demographic change lies in the growing number of adult students seeking educational opportunities. Higher education institutions, such as the University of Southern Maine, have not historically been structured to serve the needs of this important and growing student population. In the coming years, significant changes in structure and organizational mission will be critical to address the needs of these students and to capitalize on the influx of revenue they could bring to a financially struggling institution. This ...


Higher Education At A Time Of Economic Crisis: Is It Good-Bye To The Celtic Tiger?, Ellen Hazelkorn Oct 2009

Higher Education At A Time Of Economic Crisis: Is It Good-Bye To The Celtic Tiger?, Ellen Hazelkorn

Other resources

This presentation provides an overview of the effect of the global economic crisis on Irish higher education.


The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Fall 2009, University Of Iowa Sep 2009

The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Fall 2009, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


Educational Leadership Preparation: What Supervisors, Candidates, And Mentors Said, J. Eric Tubbs, H. Earl Holliday Sep 2009

Educational Leadership Preparation: What Supervisors, Candidates, And Mentors Said, J. Eric Tubbs, H. Earl Holliday

Faculty Publications

The findings of this study identified practicum areas that meet the educational demands of candidates while highlighting practicum areas that need improvement. The study contributes to the knowledge base of the field by drawing upon feedback from university supervisors, school mentors and program candidates to evaluate and improve the practicum experience in the educational leadership program. Program candidates are in the best position to discuss their recent experiences of exposure to the real world. Supervisors and mentors can witness from their first hand experience how effective practicum activities work. Responses from supervisors, mentors and candidates regarding leadership practicum experiences are ...


The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Summer 2009, University Of Iowa Aug 2009

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Summer 2009, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Summer 2009, University Of Iowa Jun 2009

The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Summer 2009, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - Second Revision), C. William Pollard Jun 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - Second Revision), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this second revision of a speech delivered at Wheaton College's Hastert Center (now the Center for Economy, Government, and Public Policy), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.


Global Learning Through Partnered Inquiry, Rebecca Hovey May 2009

Global Learning Through Partnered Inquiry, Rebecca Hovey

Rebecca Hovey

The emergence of Global Learning associated with the internationalization of U.S. higher education signals a convergence of international/global studies and international education with the potential to dramatically innovate and transform the academy. Over the past decade the original aim of international education to foster intercultural understanding has become linked with the aims of international studies to enhance our knowledge of the world, and in particular, the ways in which new knowledge is created through non-western epistemologies and cultural perspectives. This paper seeks to situate the emerging discourse and initiatives around global learning in an understanding of the transformation ...


Incorporating Service-Learning Into The Esl Curriculum: What Aspiring Practitioners Need To Know, Andres R. Reyes May 2009

Incorporating Service-Learning Into The Esl Curriculum: What Aspiring Practitioners Need To Know, Andres R. Reyes

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

As an ESL teacher at a community college, my constant goal is to synergize teaching approaches and strategies so that in addition to maximizing students' language learning, their critical thinking skills, cultural competence, and reflectivity - as members of an increasingly growing multicultural society - are heightened. Most recently, I have been pursuing service-learning as a philosophy, pedagogy, and practice that can help students connect their classroom learning to concrete, exciting, and challenging learning situations beyond the classroom. This paper is an attempt to highlight service-learning as a powerful tool that can make a difference in students' lives as they take on ...


Exploring The Teaching Mind: Extending Participation In Lifelong Learning Through Engagement With A Supportive Community, Jeremy Szteiter May 2009

Exploring The Teaching Mind: Extending Participation In Lifelong Learning Through Engagement With A Supportive Community, Jeremy Szteiter

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This paper extends the notion of lifelong learning beyond gaining knowledge over a lifetime to preparing oneself to teach what has been learned to others. The "Teaching Mind," as I define the idea, involves thinking about what has been learned and what one knows by reconsidering that knowledge through the eyes of self as a teacher. The Teaching Mind assumes a broad notion of teaching that relates to informal and community learning across all areas of life and culture, beyond professional teaching in formal schools. The pursuit of the Teaching Mind is highly accessible to all those who wish to ...


Bringing Community College Students And Employers Together: A Guide For Employers And Career Centers In An Economic Decline, Jeffrey Craig May 2009

Bringing Community College Students And Employers Together: A Guide For Employers And Career Centers In An Economic Decline, Jeffrey Craig

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

This paper emerges from my work as Coordinator of Job Placement at Bristol Community College over the last 19 months, in which I have had the opportunity to try new approaches to problem-solving and pursue professional growth as I serve students in higher education. The recent economic crisis has left millions of Americans out of work across most sectors. Displaced workers are flocking to community colleges to upgrade and learn new skills with the goal of becoming more marketable to potential employers. Enrollments have soared, while costs have risen and budgets cut. These conditions place an undue burden on these ...


Swosu One Hundred And Fifth Annual Spring Convocation Program, Southwestern Oklahoma State University May 2009

Swosu One Hundred And Fifth Annual Spring Convocation Program, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Graduation Programs

This is the program for the SWOSU One Hundred and Fifth Annual Spring Convocation Exercises, held at the Milam Stadium on Saturday, May 9, 2009, 10:00 am. Opening Remarks were presented by President John M. Hays.


The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - First Revision), C. William Pollard May 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Wheaton, Il - First Revision), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech -- a revised version of one delivered at Wheaton College's Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy -- Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.



The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Spring 2009, University Of Iowa May 2009

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Spring 2009, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


Do University Rankings Measure What Counts, Ellen Hazelkorn Apr 2009

Do University Rankings Measure What Counts, Ellen Hazelkorn

Articles

The article discusses the impact of rankings on higher education.


Difficulty Components In French Verb Tenses Imparfait And Passé Composé For Anglophone Learners, Ofelia Nikolova Mar 2009

Difficulty Components In French Verb Tenses Imparfait And Passé Composé For Anglophone Learners, Ofelia Nikolova

SoTL Commons Conference

This study used the Linear Logistic Test Model to predict item difficulty in a French imparfait / passé composé test taken by 146 second-semester students of French at several mid-western universities. The study showed that the complexity component action in progress interrupted by a one-time event was the strongest contributor to the difficulty. In reverse, achievement was the strongest contributor to the easiness of the test items. Knowledge about the nature of complexity components in tests and their weights in a model for item difficulty prediction allows test developers and teachers in any given discipline to construct items with difficulties known ...


Ethics In Publishing, Susan R. Madsen Feb 2009

Ethics In Publishing, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

The primary purpose of this innovative session is to provide HRD faculty, administrators, and graduate students the forum to listen to panelists and then discuss current issues and challenges related to the ethical decision-making and behavior of researchers and scholars as it relates to publishing. It will provide attendees the opportunity to challenge behaviors and practices commonly seen and held within this arena. I (Susan R. Madsen) just faciliated a very successful session at the Academy of Management in Anaheim (August, 2008) on this topic and realized that we need the same conversation (different panelists) in the AHRD. In fact ...


The Virtue Of Profit (Mclean, Va), C. William Pollard Feb 2009

The Virtue Of Profit (Mclean, Va), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this speech delivered to the Workforce Ministry Group of McLean Presbyterian Church (McLean, VA), Pollard contends that profit can be considered virtuous when it allows servant leaders to invest in employees, thereby contributing to the moral and spiritual formation of human beings.


The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Spring 2009, University Of Iowa Feb 2009

The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Spring 2009, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.