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Creating A State-Wide Transfer Program For Engineering Technology And Technology Management Students, Greg K. Arbuckle, Mark Doggett Dec 2011

Creating A State-Wide Transfer Program For Engineering Technology And Technology Management Students, Greg K. Arbuckle, Mark Doggett

Mark Doggett

The primary purpose of the Western Kentucky Pipeline for 2+2+2 Engineering Technology and Technology Management (ET/TM) students program is to significantly increase degree production and workforce preparation in central and western Kentucky through the construction of a long-term sustainable, reproducible model bridging program of cooperation between Western Kentucky University (WKU), Murray State University (MSU) and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The program will significantly increase industrial and technology education opportunities, technology enrollment and two and four-year degree completion. Additionally, this project supports the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s (CPE) goal to double the ...


An Examination Of Electrical Engineering Course Learning Outcomes Using Rasch Measurement Model: A Performance Evaluation, Rozeha A Rashid, Razimah Abdullah, Mohd Saidfudin Masodi Dec 2011

An Examination Of Electrical Engineering Course Learning Outcomes Using Rasch Measurement Model: A Performance Evaluation, Rozeha A Rashid, Razimah Abdullah, Mohd Saidfudin Masodi

Razimah Abdullah

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FKE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia teaching and learning processes was duly certified to ISO 9001:2000. One of the top management commitments is to meet Engineering Accreditation Council of Malaysia (EAC) program accreditation requirements. EAC adopts the American Board of Engineering and Technology 2000 (ABET) principles which promote outcome based education (OBE) learning process. OBE calls for the evaluation of the course learning outcomes (LO) as specified in each Course Outline. Performance Measurement has been largely dependent on students' performance in carrying out tasks such as tests, quizzes or submission of assignments. Evaluation on the performance ...


Dialect-Neutral Indices Of Narrative Cohesion And Evaluation, Frances Burns, Peter A. De Villiers, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Tempii Champion Dec 2011

Dialect-Neutral Indices Of Narrative Cohesion And Evaluation, Frances Burns, Peter A. De Villiers, Barbara Zurer Pearson, Tempii Champion

Barbara Zurer Pearson

Purpose: This study compares the development of essential elements of narrative skill in children from African American English (AAE)- and general American English (GAE)-speaking communities using an innovative elicitation and evaluation paradigm. The measures include: 1) reference contrasting, 2) temporal expressions, 3) mental state descriptions, and 4) understanding of behavior based on false belief. Method: Participants were 291 AAE speakers and 238 GAE speakers, 4 to 9 years of age. Approximately one-third of both dialect groups were identified as language impaired. Children generated two stories based on short picture sequences. Their stories were coded for the four key indices ...


Do Declining Neighborhood Economic Conditions Trump Hoped For School Renovation Renewal Benefit?, John W. Hill Dec 2011

Do Declining Neighborhood Economic Conditions Trump Hoped For School Renovation Renewal Benefit?, John W. Hill

John W. Hill

The purpose of this study was to determine (a) individual student achievement, (b) teacher mobility rates, (c) perceptions of safety at school, and (d) student enrollment patterns, over time, in two recently renovated, same city, urban, No Child Left Behind compliant, Title I elementary school buildings located in close proximity neighborhoods one with improving the other with declining economic conditions. Achievement results indicated that fifth-grade students (n = 18) who attended a renovated school second-grade through fifth-grade in a neighborhood with improving economic conditions compared to fifth-grade students (n = 15) who attended a renovated school second-grade through fifth-grade in a neighborhood ...


Have Institutional Review Board Regulations Affected Research Approval Patterns?, John W. Hill Dec 2011

Have Institutional Review Board Regulations Affected Research Approval Patterns?, John W. Hill

John W. Hill

No abstract provided.


Social Network Analysis: An Introduction With Applications From Literature, Matt Bogard Dec 2011

Social Network Analysis: An Introduction With Applications From Literature, Matt Bogard

Matt Bogard

An introduction to Social Network Analysis tools with applications in viral marketing, social media analytics, epidemiology, homeland security, bioinformatics, student persistence, and technology diffusion.


Organizational Context For Promoting Diversity In Higher Education, Jeffrey F. Milem, Nolan L. Cabrera Dec 2011

Organizational Context For Promoting Diversity In Higher Education, Jeffrey F. Milem, Nolan L. Cabrera

Nolan L. Cabrera

No abstract provided.


Working Through Whiteness: White Male College Students Challenging Racism, Nolan L. Cabrera Dec 2011

Working Through Whiteness: White Male College Students Challenging Racism, Nolan L. Cabrera

Nolan L. Cabrera

This qualitative study relies upon Freire’s conception of liberatory praxis to examine White male college students becoming aware of racism and translating this awareness into action. The participants developed racial cognizance via both cross-racial contact and course content. Key to this development was empathy derived from minority experiences that facilitated a willingness to understand racial minority experiences. The participants took actions against racism but continued to struggle with race (e.g., essentializing minority experiences). The findings demonstrate the importance of race-based education, empathy, and cross-racial contact in promoting racial identity development, while also illustrating the nonlinear trajectory of racial ...


“Ganas”: From The Individual To The Community, And The Potential For Collective Action., Nolan L. Cabrera, Patricia D. Lopez, Victor B. Saenz Dec 2011

“Ganas”: From The Individual To The Community, And The Potential For Collective Action., Nolan L. Cabrera, Patricia D. Lopez, Victor B. Saenz

Nolan L. Cabrera

No abstract provided.


Electronic Teaching Evaluation: Student Perceptions And Teacher Responses, Shelley Kinash, Vishen Naidu, Kayleen Wood Dec 2011

Electronic Teaching Evaluation: Student Perceptions And Teacher Responses, Shelley Kinash, Vishen Naidu, Kayleen Wood

Professor Shelley Kinash

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One of the most important ways of evaluating teachers and education is by asking the students. Near the end of each semester, university students (and an increasing number of primary and secondary students) are handed forms to evaluate their teachers and classes. Learners indicate extent of agreement with statements such as – my educator helps me understand difficult concepts. There is a comment box for students who wish to elaborate. Student evaluation of teaching is important because it provides an indication of whether teacher intentions are meeting the mark with students. Many constructive ideas for positive changes come from the ...


Il Instruction In The Graduate Classroom, Kelly Heider Dec 2011

Il Instruction In The Graduate Classroom, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

The purpose of this study was to examine a Masters in Education (MEDU) cohort at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) to measure their perceptions of the value of information literacy instruction in the graduate classroom. Findings indicate that MEDU students recognize the importance of information literacy skills and value the information literacy instruction they received in the masters program because it not only improved their information literacy skills but their overall achievement.


Faculty Perceptions Of The Value Of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study, Kelly Heider, Sandra Janicki, Joann Janosko, Blaine Knupp, Carl Rahkonen Dec 2011

Faculty Perceptions Of The Value Of Academic Libraries: A Mixed Method Study, Kelly Heider, Sandra Janicki, Joann Janosko, Blaine Knupp, Carl Rahkonen

Kelly Heider

This article details the findings of a year-long study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Libraries which examined IUP faculty members’ perceptions of the value of library resources and services to both their research and teaching. Through a mixed-method study, which included an online survey and follow-up focus groups, the researchers found that faculty were dissatisfied with IUP Libraries’ marketing initiatives but satisfied with its small embedded librarian program. As a result, marketing and growth of the embedded librarian program became the two main focus areas for improvement in the next academic year.


Ohio Student Social Skills Training Program Is Very Successful, David Volosin, Oscar T. Mcknight, John Sikula Dec 2011

Ohio Student Social Skills Training Program Is Very Successful, David Volosin, Oscar T. Mcknight, John Sikula

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

This article reports on research conducted in the Parma City Schools, Ohio by The Society for Prevention of Violence (SPV). The SPV is dedicated to reducing the prevalence of violent acts and asocial behaviors of children and adults through education. It accomplishes this mission by teaching children and adults the use of the skills necessary to build their character. Findings suggest that the SPV program improves the ability of children within class to pay attention and be organized. The greatest improved social behaviors for participants were in helping others who are having trouble; increased ability to initiate positive interactions; and ...