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How To Ignite Excitement For The Development Of A Transformational Qep In A Distributed University, Aaron D. Clevenger, Kelly W. George, Jayathi S. Raghavan Dec 2012

How To Ignite Excitement For The Development Of A Transformational Qep In A Distributed University, Aaron D. Clevenger, Kelly W. George, Jayathi S. Raghavan

Kelly Whealan George

No abstract provided.


How To Ignite Excitement For The Development Of A Transformational Qep In A Distributed University, Aaron D. Clevenger, Kelly W. George, Jayathi S. Raghavan Dec 2012

How To Ignite Excitement For The Development Of A Transformational Qep In A Distributed University, Aaron D. Clevenger, Kelly W. George, Jayathi S. Raghavan

Aaron D. Clevenger

No abstract provided.


Everyone’S Doing It. Or Are They? Understanding Student Affairs Assessment Practices At Small Private Colleges, Jonita Denise Ashley-Pauley Dec 2012

Everyone’S Doing It. Or Are They? Understanding Student Affairs Assessment Practices At Small Private Colleges, Jonita Denise Ashley-Pauley

Doctoral Dissertations

Reports from national organizations and student affairs organizations have strongly suggested student affairs professionals engage in ongoing, comprehensive assessment of how their programs affect student learning (ACPA, 1996; ACPA & NASPA, 1997; Keeling, 2004). In terms of assessment and how it should be conducted, scholars have provided clear guidelines for the conduct of such assessment. However, to date, only one study has looked at assessment practices in student affairs programs; and that study was of three large public institutions whose student affairs programs were determined to have exemplary practices (Green, Jones, & Aloi, 2008). To date, no studies have focused on small private colleges ...


Multiple Imputation And Higher Education Research, Catherine A. Manly, Ryan S. Wells Oct 2012

Multiple Imputation And Higher Education Research, Catherine A. Manly, Ryan S. Wells

Ryan S. Wells

Higher education researchers using survey data often face decisions about handling missing data. Multiple imputation (MI) is considered by many statisticians to be the most appropriate technique for addressing missing data in many circumstances. However, our content analysis of a decade of higher education research literature reveals that the field has yet to make substantial use of this technique despite common employment of quantitative analysis, and that many recommended MI reporting practices are not being followed. We conclude that additional information about the technique and recommended reporting practices may help improve the quality of the research involving missing data. In ...


Group Of National Experts On The Ahelo Feasibility Study : Contextual Dimension Framework : Ahelo Feasibility Study : 8th Meeting Of The Ahelo Gne, Paris, 28-29 November 2011, Daniel Edwards Sep 2012

Group Of National Experts On The Ahelo Feasibility Study : Contextual Dimension Framework : Ahelo Feasibility Study : 8th Meeting Of The Ahelo Gne, Paris, 28-29 November 2011, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The document provides an overview of the framework and instruments used in the AHELO contextual dimension. Building on prior work, it describes development of a framework that charts an understanding of contexts of most relevance to contemporary higher education. It describes the properties of instruments that operationalise this framework in efficient, technically informed and environmentally relevant ways. The instruments are designed to yield data on systems, institutions, teachers and students. Importantly, this data will be combined with information on student learning outcomes.


National Rankings And Recognitions - 2012, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Sep 2012

National Rankings And Recognitions - 2012, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Profile

The Carnegie Foundation has classified UNO as a Carnegie Doctoral Research University for our specialized doctoral programs and comprehensive range of master’s degrees and certificates.

  • In addition, UNO has achieved the prestigious elective classification for “Community Engagement” by the Carnegie Foundation. The “Community Engagement” classification describes the level of collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources.


Australasian Student Engagement Survey 2009 Institution Report, Ali Radloff, Hamish Coates Sep 2012

Australasian Student Engagement Survey 2009 Institution Report, Ali Radloff, Hamish Coates

Ali Radloff

No abstract provided.


Academic Year 2011-2012, Bryant University Sep 2012

Academic Year 2011-2012, Bryant University

Academic Affairs Division Annual Reports

No abstract provided.


Higher Education's Future: A New Global Order, Ellen Hazelkorn Sep 2012

Higher Education's Future: A New Global Order, Ellen Hazelkorn

Other resources

No abstract provided.


Are Black Colleges Producing Today's African-American Lawyers?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Aug 2012

Are Black Colleges Producing Today's African-American Lawyers?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Ronald G. Ehrenberg

In past years, almost all of America's black lawyers came from historically black colleges and universities because these schools were the only ones that would admit black students. Today, it appears that black colleges are producing increasingly fewer of the nation's black lawyers.


The Gaise College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy In Central Virginia, Beverly Wood Aug 2012

The Gaise College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy In Central Virginia, Beverly Wood

Publications

Research in undergraduate statistics education often centers on the introductory course required for a large percentage of college students. While acknowledging the diverse setting, audience, and purpose of introductory courses, existing research assumes that courses offered by different disciplines share the same goals and teaching practices. The purpose of this study is to examine the objectives for student outcomes and pedagogical delivery of introductory statistics courses in various academic departments to provide explicit evidence for this assumption. The American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) are meant to apply to all introductory courses. The ...


The Dissemination And Effective Use Of Physics Education Research In Undergraduate Instruction, Trevor Stefanick Aug 2012

The Dissemination And Effective Use Of Physics Education Research In Undergraduate Instruction, Trevor Stefanick

Master's Theses

Based on the results of a national survey of physics faculty, a set of interviews was conducted of 70 physics faculty from a diverse set of institutions. The interviews included questions about the dissemination and effective use of curricula and instructional strategies based on Physics Education Research (PER), focused to obtain recommendations to the PER community that might help to spread the use of these PER-based materials. Approximately half of the interviews (those with faculty who indicated knowledge about or use of Peer Instruction) have been previously analyzed. This project is the analysis of the 38 interviews that were conducted ...


Ucla Faculty Survey Results 2001-2011, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jun 2012

Ucla Faculty Survey Results 2001-2011, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Assessment

Faculty survey institutional profile.


Working-Class Students And Historical Inquiry, Leslie Schuster Jun 2012

Working-Class Students And Historical Inquiry, Leslie Schuster

Faculty Publications

For the past twelve years, I have been teaching a lower division introductory historical methods course that uses active learning to introduce students to the issues and practices of historical methods, the "how to" of historical inquiry, research and writing. While there are many models for such a course, including the one described by Jeffrey Merrick in the February 2006 issue of this journal, the design of such a course at my institution requires consideration of an often-overlooked dimension. The student body at Rhode Island College (RIC) is primarily working class, mirroring a significant transformation in the traditional college student ...


Systematically Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Quality Assurance Programmes In Leading To Improvements In Institutional Performance, Deirdre Lillis Apr 2012

Systematically Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Quality Assurance Programmes In Leading To Improvements In Institutional Performance, Deirdre Lillis

Articles

Higher education institutions worldwide invest significant resources in their quality assurance systems however little empirical research exists which demonstrates their effectiveness (or otherwise). Methodological approaches for determining effectiveness are also underdeveloped. Self study with peer review is a widely used model for ensuring the quality of the core teaching, research and engagement activities of higher education institutions. This paper illustrates how an established social programme evaluation methodology can be used to determine its effectiveness in leading to improvements in institutional performance. The concept of effectiveness and the particular challenges posed by the higher education organisational culture are considered. An example ...


Accelerated Degree Completion Programs: The Effects Of Core Professors In Nontraditional Higher Education, Dale Frederick Gadd Apr 2012

Accelerated Degree Completion Programs: The Effects Of Core Professors In Nontraditional Higher Education, Dale Frederick Gadd

Dissertations

Nontraditional Accelerated Degree Completion Programs (ADCPs) became popular in the 1980s at many private, higher education institutions, and involved cohort groups facilitated by core or major professors. There has been little research addressing the effectiveness of a core-professor or multiple-professor approach within ADCPs, or research on how students view their learning experiences under this unique concept. This study therefore examines: (1) the effects of using a core-professor concept within nontraditional ADCPs, and (2) students' experiences under the core-professor and multiple-professor concepts.

Two sources of data were used, as obtained from students who had been involved in an ADCP program at ...


A Comparison Of Hybrid/Online And Lecture College Courses, Katelyn Paquin Apr 2012

A Comparison Of Hybrid/Online And Lecture College Courses, Katelyn Paquin

Honors Projects Overview

The purpose of this research is to investigate relationships between online college courses and in-person courses with regard to student course completion rate and course grade averages. The personality characteristics of Introversion, Conscientiousness and Academic Self-Regulation, and professor student rapport were also examined in relation to performance of the students enrolled in online and in-person classes. This study was based on an integrative theory of self- and social regulation in learning contexts. A two-tailed t-test for independent samples found no significant difference between the end of previous semester cumulative GPAs (CGPAs) of students in the online/hybrid or in-person courses ...


"Ok, I'M A Teacher Now:" Reading Young Adult Literature In A Teacher Education Program, Brittany Richer Apr 2012

"Ok, I'M A Teacher Now:" Reading Young Adult Literature In A Teacher Education Program, Brittany Richer

Honors Projects Overview

After taking a young adult literature course as part of my Secondary Education/ English program, I felt I had gained only a limited understanding of the importance of the genre to my future career. In the class, we read several popular young adult texts, learned about their authors, identified censorship issues, and mentioned a few strategies related to the teaching of the texts. Much of the “understanding” related only to future applications in imagined classrooms, which left no room for critical reflection about what we might learn from reading the texts about ourselves as students and teachers. A sense of ...


New Media, Technology, And Online Course Delivery: A Comparison Of New Technologies For University Instructors, Philip Aust, Carolyn Carlson, Barbara Gainey, Jake Mcneill, Tamara Powell, Leonard Witt Mar 2012

New Media, Technology, And Online Course Delivery: A Comparison Of New Technologies For University Instructors, Philip Aust, Carolyn Carlson, Barbara Gainey, Jake Mcneill, Tamara Powell, Leonard Witt

SoTL Commons Conference

In the last decade, higher education has been transformed by a rising number of new media suitable for online course delivery. While university instructors used to ask, “Should I deliver course content online?” Today they ask, “Which technology works best for delivering content online? Which technology can I quickly learn? And which technology can I easily manage?” To answer these questions, a team of university instructors/researchers compared and contrasted nine web-based technologies to determine each one's effectiveness. These technologies include: Wikis, Final Cut Pro, Audition, Facebook, Twitter, Camtasia, Wimba, GoToMeeting, and Second Life. Researchers gave particular attention to ...


(Much) Older University Students: Their Study Motivations And Experiences, Bronwyn Ellis Mar 2012

(Much) Older University Students: Their Study Motivations And Experiences, Bronwyn Ellis

SoTL Commons Conference

In an ageing society where retirement may need to be deferred, equity considerations mean that it is important to allow for the inclusion of an under-represented older cohort in higher education. Regional undergraduate students born before 1956 were invited to respond to an anonymous online questionnaire on being a university student in later life. Demographic information was collected – sex, place of residence, age group, any former university study, current study year and mode, and whether full or part time. Open-ended questions investigated study motivations, extra supports and facilities required, highlights of being a university student, negatives or challenges faced, contributions ...


Sotl And The Creative Power Of Faculty Learning Communities, Arlene Wilner, Sharon Mirchandani, Phillip Lowrey, Bryan Spiegelberg, Danielle Jacobs Mar 2012

Sotl And The Creative Power Of Faculty Learning Communities, Arlene Wilner, Sharon Mirchandani, Phillip Lowrey, Bryan Spiegelberg, Danielle Jacobs

SoTL Commons Conference

Drawing on lessons learned from ten years of developing and sustaining faculty learning communities and from participation in a Dean's Task Force on Curriculum Revision, SoTL practitioners from different disciplines (e.g., music, biology, English, chemistry) will demonstrate the value of SoTL as an integrative activity that accomplishes simultaneously several higher-education objectives: 1) building faculty morale through shared evidence of positive effects on student learning, 2) promoting assessment as a tool for teaching as well as for evaluation, 3) enabling faculty to teach and learn from each other, and 4) influencing the revision of the general education curriculum in ...


Using Impact Data To Improve College Teaching, Randall Scott, William Sharpton Mar 2012

Using Impact Data To Improve College Teaching, Randall Scott, William Sharpton

SoTL Commons Conference

In response to an increasing national focus on educational accountability, many teacher education programs of study have shifted to a performance=based model. This session describes a unique approach to the evaluation of university teaching effectiveness through the use of impact data resulting from assigned field work. The session will focus on strategies to support two types of efforts: 1) measuring the effectiveness of applied projects in terms of K-12 student behavior improvement, and (2) using instructional impact data to determine the effectiveness of higher education faculty performance. This session will incorporate a case example of a graduate=level course ...


A Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary, Field-Based Project For Professionals In Training, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, Carrie Wachter Morris Mar 2012

A Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary, Field-Based Project For Professionals In Training, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, Carrie Wachter Morris

SoTL Commons Conference

This session will describe a SoTL investigation of an innovative project connecting a graduate course in school counseling and an undergraduate course in early childhood special education. Students from the courses were paired with each another to complete an applied semester-long project involving consultation, classroom observation, and program planning. Student reflections collected through the duration of the project were used to evaluate student learning outcomes. The purpose of the session is to discuss 1) the nature of the project, 2) the outcomes revealed by student reflections, 3) the use of reflection as a source of SoTL data, and 4) the ...


Differentiation Of Assignments In Higher Education: A Sotl Project, Patty Rieman Mar 2012

Differentiation Of Assignments In Higher Education: A Sotl Project, Patty Rieman

SoTL Commons Conference

Due to the unusual blend of undergraduates, adult education students, and graduate students, the children's literature course offered by the education department at Carthage College can be problematic to teach. In particular, the assignments have been challenging because students bring such a broad range of background knowledge and experiences. Patty Rieman had the opportunity to implement differentiated assignments to the summer 2011 course and compare the student course evaluations to the spring 2011 course that she taught before creating the differentiated assignments. Rieman will share the results of the qualitative analysis of the comments, as well as a simple ...


Campus-Wide Assessment Of Sotl: Analysis Of Perceptions, Engagement And Obstacles, Andi Beth Mincer, Sabrina Hessinger Mar 2012

Campus-Wide Assessment Of Sotl: Analysis Of Perceptions, Engagement And Obstacles, Andi Beth Mincer, Sabrina Hessinger

SoTL Commons Conference

Published literature on campus-wide assessment of faculty knowledge, perceptions and participation in Scholarship of Teaching Learning (SoTL) is scant. Presenters will describe a survey instrument specifically developed for general faculty assessment of this topic. The survey was constructed by compiling and modifying the most relevant elements of previously published instruments. Analyses include comparisons made based on factors such as college, department and rank. Survey data revealed, for example, that faculty reported high levels of understanding and value of SoTL in higher education, but low levels of actual participation in SoTL activities. Plans for on-campus utilization of these results, including informing ...


Student Perceptions Of Adjunct Faculty, David Donathan Mar 2012

Student Perceptions Of Adjunct Faculty, David Donathan

SoTL Commons Conference

Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) are service industries dependent on faculty for the quality of the classroom education. Historically, IHEs hire Adjunct Faculty only as their services are required, frequently citing cost, flexibility in courses offered, and “real world” experience as justification. What is not addressed in hiring issues is what students think of these part-time instructors. Students were surveyed at a private not for profit liberal arts college to assess student perceptions of differences between adjunct and full-time Faculty and to determine whether or not students – the clients of the college – perceived a quality difference between them. Using a ...


Broom Closet Or Fish Bowl? An Ethnographic Exploration Of A University Queer Center And Oneself, Eric D. Teman Ph.D., Maria K. Lahman Ph.D. Feb 2012

Broom Closet Or Fish Bowl? An Ethnographic Exploration Of A University Queer Center And Oneself, Eric D. Teman Ph.D., Maria K. Lahman Ph.D.

Eric D Teman, J.D., Ph.D.

The authors detail an educational ethnography of a university queer cultural center’s role on campus and in the surrounding community. The data include participant observation, in-depth interviews, and artifacts. The authors review lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, ally, and questioning (LGBTAQ) issues in higher education, heterosexual attitudes, and queer theory. The findings of barriers to the Center’s mission plus the suicide of a Center student prompted the authors to explore research poetry as a means to express the inexpressible. Furthermore, they illustrate tensions between contemporary queer and gay theories through the telling of a straight tale (traditional research report ...


The Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration: Developing The Foundations For A National Assessment Of Medical Student Learning Outcomes, David Wilkinson, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, Ben Canny, Jacob Pearce, Jennifer Schaefer, Tracey Papinczak, Lindy Mcallister Jan 2012

The Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration: Developing The Foundations For A National Assessment Of Medical Student Learning Outcomes, David Wilkinson, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, Ben Canny, Jacob Pearce, Jennifer Schaefer, Tracey Papinczak, Lindy Mcallister

Higher Education Research

In late December 2010 the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd (ALTC) provided a grant to The University of Queensland along with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Monash University to develop foundations for a national assessment that evaluates the learning outcomes of later‐year medical students in Australia. The project, titled ‘Developing the foundation for a national assessment of medical student learning outcomes’ responds to the growing need to prove and improve the standards of medical education by establishing an Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration (AMAC). This project includes scoping work, wide‐ranging sector engagement, development of an ...


Bridgewater State University Factbook, 2011-2012, Office Of Institutional Research, Bridgewater State University Jan 2012

Bridgewater State University Factbook, 2011-2012, Office Of Institutional Research, Bridgewater State University

Factbook

No abstract provided.


Common Data Set, 2012-2013, Office Of Institutional Research, Bridgewater State University Jan 2012

Common Data Set, 2012-2013, Office Of Institutional Research, Bridgewater State University

Common Data Sets

No abstract provided.