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“Big History At Other Institutions: “Introduction’ And ‘The Big History Project: Bill Gates’S Favorite Course.’ ”, Mojgan Behmand Dec 2015

“Big History At Other Institutions: “Introduction’ And ‘The Big History Project: Bill Gates’S Favorite Course.’ ”, Mojgan Behmand

Mojgan Behmand

"This chapter contains sections on three programs external to Dominican, with each piece discussing a specific program: its history, its structure, its challenges, and its hopes." ~ Chapter excerpt


“Assessing Big History Outcomes: Or, How To Make Assessment Inspiring.”, Mojgan Behmand Dec 2015

“Assessing Big History Outcomes: Or, How To Make Assessment Inspiring.”, Mojgan Behmand

Mojgan Behmand

"Without a doubt, a collaborative process increases commitment to a program and its assessment. In the case of Big History, the vast interplay among disciplines made working as a collective the most sensible approach." ~ Chapter excerpt


"Big History And The Goals Of Liberal Education”, Mojgan Behmand Dec 2015

"Big History And The Goals Of Liberal Education”, Mojgan Behmand

Mojgan Behmand

"...This vision of education as a laying a moral obligation the educated and serving to advance the good of the larger community has always resonated with Dominican educators, whose traditional ideals are study, reflection,, community, and service. Notably, the course components of liberal education have been subject to reevaluation and revision over the years, but the desired outcomes of such an education have remained the same. Accordingly, Dominican embraced it history of liberal education." ~ chapter excerpt


A History Of The Men's Intramural Program At Brigham Young University, David Brown Dec 2015

A History Of The Men's Intramural Program At Brigham Young University, David Brown

David C. Brown

The purpose of this study was to compile and present an organized and complete history of the Men's Intramural Program at Brigham Young University.The Brigham Young University Intramural Program had its beginning early in Brigham Young Academy history. The intramural program originated as an outgrowth of the physical education instructional program. Prior to 1954 the intramural program was part of the Physical Education Department and the Chairman of that department gave leadership to the intramural program by assigning part-time directors and student managers to organize sporting events. Since 1954 a full-time director has been employed as Intramural Director ...


Valpo Library Newsletter, Spring 2013, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull, Judith Miller, Nora Belzowski, Detra Becker, Sam Simpson Dec 2015

Valpo Library Newsletter, Spring 2013, Brad Eden, Rachael Muszkiewicz, Jonathan Bull, Judith Miller, Nora Belzowski, Detra Becker, Sam Simpson

Nora Belzowski

No abstract provided.


Revised Plan For Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research At Kenyon College, Kerry Rouhier, Dan Hartnett, Jan Kmetko, Joe Murphy Dec 2015

Revised Plan For Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research At Kenyon College, Kerry Rouhier, Dan Hartnett, Jan Kmetko, Joe Murphy

Jan Kmetko

No abstract provided.


How Much Diversity Can The Us Constitution Stand?, Tanya Washington Dec 2015

How Much Diversity Can The Us Constitution Stand?, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson Dec 2015

Leveraging Resources Across Units And Universities To Address Academic Literacies And Research Skills In Ontario Graduate Students, Melanie Mills, Elan Paulson

Melanie Mills

Student2Scholar (S2S) is a fully online and open course that aims to teach academic literacies and research skills to social science graduate students. Set to launch in December 2015, S2S was conceived of and created by a diverse and distributed team of academic librarians, university staff, and graduate students from three Ontario Universities: Western, the University of Toronto, and Queen’s. Members of the project team brought with them varying degrees of experience and expertise across a range of disciplinary and teaching and learning backgrounds, including: adult education, information literacy, and online learning (to name only a few).

S2S serves ...


Analysis Of Bibliometrics Information For Select The Best Field Of Study, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2015

Analysis Of Bibliometrics Information For Select The Best Field Of Study, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Bibliometrics can be defined as the statistical analysis of publications. Bibliometrics has focused on the quantitative analysis of citations and citation counts which is complex. It is so complex and specialized that personal knowledge and experience are insufficient tools for understanding trends for making decisions. We need tools for analysis of Bibliometrics information for select the best field of study with promising enough attention. This presentation will provide tools to discover the new trends in our field of study in order to select an area for research and publication which promising the highest research impact.


Students' Demand For Diverse Faculty Is A Demand For A Better Education, Tanya Washington Dec 2015

Students' Demand For Diverse Faculty Is A Demand For A Better Education, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

No abstract provided.


Academic Advising Structures That Support First-Year Student Success And Retention, Brett Leland Mcfarlane Dec 2015

Academic Advising Structures That Support First-Year Student Success And Retention, Brett Leland Mcfarlane

Brett McFarlane

Academic advising has been touted as a key to student success and retention. Today's academic advising delivery models vary considerably and little is known about the efficiency and effectiveness of these models. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between how academic advising is delivered to first-year students at a four-year public, high research activity university located on the west coast and the students' satisfaction with advising, advising learning outcomes, and retention. In the study, responses of 628 first-year students to a survey which asked them about their attitudes toward and experiences with ...


Diving Deeper With Assessment, Hilary Hollingsworth Dec 2015

Diving Deeper With Assessment, Hilary Hollingsworth

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

ACER is helping educators to understand and implement assessment practices for positive classroom change and improved learning.


Sedentary Behavior And Related Factors Among Full-Time, University Faculty, Mary Keenan, Anna Greer Dec 2015

Sedentary Behavior And Related Factors Among Full-Time, University Faculty, Mary Keenan, Anna Greer

Anna E. Greer

Purpose - Sedentary behavior, independent of physical activity, is a risk factor for both morbidity and mortality. Little is known about factors related to sedentary behavior. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between sedentary behavior and the demographic characteristics, perceived physical activity (PA) environment, and PA behaviors of 72 full-Time, university faculty members. Design/methodology/approach - For this cross-sectional study, data were collected online using Survey Monkey®. Findings - Participants spent an average of 473 and 328 minutes/weekend day in sedentary activity. There was a positive correlation between minutes spent in vigorous PA and minutes spent sedentary ...


Blogging And Microblogging For Enhancing The Research Accessibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2015

Blogging And Microblogging For Enhancing The Research Accessibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Scholarly blogs and Microblogs such as Twitter are increasingly attracting attention as new channels of science communication. Blogs and microblogging services like Twitter get your research seen by more non-academics than your peer reviewed papers will ever be. The importance of this is not to be dismissed. Blogs and microblogs are vital tools for academics to publicly communicate about research developments and findings. Academics can also gain feedback from other peers, as well as expand their networks and enhance research visibility. This presentation will provide guidelines on blogs and microblogs as tools for increasing the article visibility and citations. Increased ...


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Nov 2015

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Christina Triezenberg

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Using A Bayesian Approach To Evaluate The Accuracy Of Economies Of Scope: Examples From Australian Public Universities, Liang-Cheng Zhang, Jia-Jia Syu, Andrew C. Worthington Nov 2015

Using A Bayesian Approach To Evaluate The Accuracy Of Economies Of Scope: Examples From Australian Public Universities, Liang-Cheng Zhang, Jia-Jia Syu, Andrew C. Worthington

Dr Liang-Cheng Zhang

The point estimate of economies of scope is a nonlinear combination of estimated coefficients
from an empirical model. This estimate usually involves out-of-sample predictions when calculating the
separate costs (as a part of the calculation of economies of scope). These difficulties make it hard to give the
precise prediction and to calculate the standard deviation of this estimate along with its confidence intervals.
In this paper, we demonstrate methods for constructing the confidence interval for economies of scope to
allow researchers to draw inferences from estimated economies of scope. We review the common approaches
such as delta method or bootstrap ...


Final Report Of The Learning Commons Assessment Task Force, Sarah C. Hutton, Jessica Adamick Nov 2015

Final Report Of The Learning Commons Assessment Task Force, Sarah C. Hutton, Jessica Adamick

Sarah C Hutton

This report follows the structure outlined by the Learning Commons Assessment Task Force charge to make recommendations to the Provost’s Learning Commons Committee for major renovations and restructuring of space and services provided in the UMass Amherst Learning Commons. These recommendations include results from assessment undertaken by the task force and collaborators, literature review, and site visits to comparable institutions with learning and/or information commons models. Also included are floor plans and overviews of floor layout for the reinvention of the Learning Commons on the Lower Level of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

The Learning Commons ...


Addressing Barriers To Cultural Sensibility Learning: Lessons From Social Cognition Theory, Andrea A. Curcio Nov 2015

Addressing Barriers To Cultural Sensibility Learning: Lessons From Social Cognition Theory, Andrea A. Curcio

Andrea A. Curcio

Understanding subconscious biases, their pervasiveness, and their impact on perceptions, interactions, and analyses, helps prepare lawyers to represent people from cultural and racial backgrounds different from their own, and to address both individual and institutional injustice. Two law student surveys suggest many students believe lawyers are less susceptible than clients to having, or acting upon, stereotypes or biases. The survey results also indicate that many students suffer from bias blind spot – i.e. they believe that while others cannot recognize when they are acting based upon stereotypical beliefs and biases, the students know when they are doing so. The survey ...


Interprofessional Education, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Patty Roberts, Emily Suski, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

Interprofessional Education, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Patty Roberts, Emily Suski, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

As legal educators consider how to improve the outcomes of legal education, maximizing the knowledge, skills, and values taught during the law school experience, consideration should be given to increasing interprofessional learning opportunities in the curricula. As Best Practices for Legal Education suggested, the creative thinking necessary for effective problem-solving includes an understanding of interprofessional dimensions of practice, but interprofessional opportunities are still the exception rather than the norm in legal education. Interprofessional legal education intentionally asks law students to blend the knowledge, skills, and values of two or more professions in order to address complex legal problems. Placing students ...


Derivation Of The Volume Of Tetrahedron/Pyramid Bounded By A Given Plane & The Co-Ordinate Planes, Harish Chandra Rajpoot Rajpoot Hcr Nov 2015

Derivation Of The Volume Of Tetrahedron/Pyramid Bounded By A Given Plane & The Co-Ordinate Planes, Harish Chandra Rajpoot Rajpoot Hcr

Harish Chandra Rajpoot H.C. Rajpoot

The article here deals with the derivation of a general expression to calculate the volume of tetrahedron/pyramid bounded by a given plane & the co-rdinate planes (i.e. XY-plane, YZ-plane & ZX-plane) using intercept form of equation of a plane in 3-D space. All the derivations are based on simple geometry. These are very useful to directly calculate the volume of the bounded tetrahedron/pyramid.


Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim Nov 2015

Optimize Your Article For Search Engine, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

The number of citations a paper receives helps to determine the impact of your research. Even if your research is excellent, if no one finds your paper, it won’t be cited. Similar to a company for marketing a retail product, Academic Search Engine Optimization (ASEO) of your journal papers is important to market your research findings. ASEO is almost obligatory if you would like to increase readership of your papers, increase citations and acknowledgment and to create an overall stronger academic visibility, both offline and online. By optimizing your articles, you guarantee that your articles are indexed and gain ...


Growing Thinking Christians: An Investigation Of The Outcomes Of Christian Education, Patty Leblanc, Patty Slaughter Nov 2015

Growing Thinking Christians: An Investigation Of The Outcomes Of Christian Education, Patty Leblanc, Patty Slaughter

Patty LeBlanc

This investigation compared the influence of public and Christian high schools on the spiritual formation and academic achievement of college students. Recent high school graduates who attend a private, liberal arts university in the southeastern United States responded to an online survey and interview questions related to the influence of one's high school experience on spiritual formation and academic achievement. Significant differences were found between high school type and the type of problems faced by students and teachers, students' ability to intelligently defend their faith, and students' perceived ability to function in a diverse world.


A Study Of The Influence Of Public And Private Christian High School Education On Academic Achievement And Spiritual Formation Of College Students, Patty B. Leblanc Ph. D., Patty Slaughter Ph.D. Nov 2015

A Study Of The Influence Of Public And Private Christian High School Education On Academic Achievement And Spiritual Formation Of College Students, Patty B. Leblanc Ph. D., Patty Slaughter Ph.D.

Patty LeBlanc

This investigation compared the influence of public and Christian high schools on the spiritual formation and academic achievement of college students. Recent high school graduates who attend a private, liberal arts university in the southeastern United States responded to an online survey and interview questions related to the influence of one’s high school experience on spiritual formation and academic achievement. Significant differences were found between high school type and the type of problems faced by students and teachers, students’ ability to intelligently defend their faith, and students’ perceived ability to function in a diverse world. Significant differences favoring Christian ...


Co-Curricular Tools For Reflective Practice: Depaul's Strategies For Critical Reflection, Jennifer O'Brien, Lynn Copp, Lauri Dietz, Heather Jagman Nov 2015

Co-Curricular Tools For Reflective Practice: Depaul's Strategies For Critical Reflection, Jennifer O'Brien, Lynn Copp, Lauri Dietz, Heather Jagman

Heather Jagman

Are you looking for new ways to encourage faculty, staff, and student employees to become more effective reflective practitioners? Inspired by theorists such as David Kolb who asserts that reflection is the bridge to learning being transferred from one context to another, we've learned at DePaul that creating a university-wide culture of reflection requires co-curricular collaboration. By learning from and reinforcing each other's reflective practices, our aim is to help maximize the transfer of learning across curricular and co- curricular contexts. Join us for an interactive session where the facilitators will model reflective activities that foster professional learning ...


A Transformative Experience For Occupational Therapy Students In A Simulated Learning Environment, Kitsum Li, Barbara Mccamish Nov 2015

A Transformative Experience For Occupational Therapy Students In A Simulated Learning Environment, Kitsum Li, Barbara Mccamish

Kitsum Li

Simulation is being integrated into nursing and medical curriculum nationally and it is well integrated into the Nursing program at Dominican University of California, However, use of simulation in allied health professionals is only an emerging practice. The aim of this program is to integrate simulation into the OT curriculum in order to facilitate the development of therapy foundation skill.


The Use Of Alternative Quiz Formats To Enhance Students' Experiences In The Introductory Accounting Course, Julia Camp, Christine Earley Oct 2015

The Use Of Alternative Quiz Formats To Enhance Students' Experiences In The Introductory Accounting Course, Julia Camp, Christine Earley

Julia M. Camp

Purpose:
To examine how use of different quiz formats in an introductory financial accounting course encourages student beliefs about performance in the course.
Methodology/approach:
Surveys of students prior to and after experiencing five different types of quizzes in the course.
Findings:
In general, students found quizzes to be a helpful and motivating tool in assisting them in preparation for exams.  Students preferred the alternative quiz styles to a traditional quiz style, and for two of the four alternative quizzes, they experienced increases in confidence of the material as the result of the quiz.
Practical Implications:
Instructors should consider adopting ...


Black Male College Achievers And Resistant Responses To Racist Stereotypes At Predominantly White Colleges And Universities, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Oct 2015

Black Male College Achievers And Resistant Responses To Racist Stereotypes At Predominantly White Colleges And Universities, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

In this article, Shaun R. Harper investigates how Black undergraduate men respond to and resist the internalization of racist stereotypes at predominantly White colleges and universities. Prior studies consistently show that racial stereotypes are commonplace on many campuses, that their effects are usually psychologically and academically hazardous, and that Black undergraduate men are often among the most stereotyped populations in higher education and society. The threat of confirming stereotypes has been shown to undermine academic performance and persistence for Blacks and other minoritized students. To learn more about those who succeed in postsecondary contexts where they are routinely stereotyped, Harper ...


Clemmer College Of Education Research Lecture And Book Signing With President Jack Thomas (Western Illinios University) And Dean Terence Hicks, Terence Hicks Oct 2015

Clemmer College Of Education Research Lecture And Book Signing With President Jack Thomas (Western Illinios University) And Dean Terence Hicks, Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

No abstract provided.


High School To College Transition Research Studies, Terence Hicks Oct 2015

High School To College Transition Research Studies, Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

3rd Annual Pursuing Extraordinary Outcomes in Public Education Conference, Charlotte, NC


Optimizing Student' Satisfaction In Online Courses: Using A Two-Factor Theory As A Lens, Firm Faith Watson Oct 2015

Optimizing Student' Satisfaction In Online Courses: Using A Two-Factor Theory As A Lens, Firm Faith Watson

Firm Faith Watson, Ph.D.

What experiences do students perceive as satisfying and dissatisfying in online courses? The answer to this question continues to gain significance because students’ satisfaction is a very important indicator of the caliber of online courses, a learning modality which has escalated in the last decade. This presentation will address practical, theory-based approaches that will help online practitioners to design and assess course experiences that maximize online students’ satisfaction while minimizing or eliminating online students’ dissatisfaction.