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The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2004, University Of Iowa Dec 2004

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2004, 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.


Pomp In Circumstance: Paradox, Oppositions, Metaphors And Philosophy In The Context Of Adult Basic Education, Matt Puma Dec 2004

Pomp In Circumstance: Paradox, Oppositions, Metaphors And Philosophy In The Context Of Adult Basic Education, Matt Puma

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

The ability to think fluidly with a variety of oppositional forms is essential to both critical and creative thinking. Loaded oppositions such as science vs. humanities, reason vs. emotion, male vs. female and good vs. evil become hindrances to thought when they are held too rigidly as dichotomies. Learning to work with the rich flow of oppositions involves patient exploration and an openness to the emergence of paradoxical truths rooted in the opposition. However, paradoxical thinking is not the only method for flexing fixed oppositions; there are many other types of "moves" that one can make when thinking creatively with ...


Internet-Based Courses: Observations Of Faculty Developers/Teachers And Students With Disabilities At 4-Year Public Institutions In Tennessee., Janet Mcdaniel Keener Dec 2004

Internet-Based Courses: Observations Of Faculty Developers/Teachers And Students With Disabilities At 4-Year Public Institutions In Tennessee., Janet Mcdaniel Keener

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study will be to identify important factors that should be considered by faculty members at selected public institutions of higher education as they plan, design, develop, implement, and evaluate Internet-based courses, in order to make the courses responsive to the needs of students with disabilities. In addition, the study will explore perceptions of students with disabilities in terms of Internet-based courses offered at their institutions. A total of 17 faculty developers/teachers and 7 students with disabilities were interviewed. Qualitative methodology was used to analyze the data.

The significance of this study lies within the legal ...


Assessing Student Exposure To And Use Of Computer Technologies Through An Examination Of Course Syllabi, Michael B. Madson, Timothy P. Melchert, Joan Whipp Oct 2004

Assessing Student Exposure To And Use Of Computer Technologies Through An Examination Of Course Syllabi, Michael B. Madson, Timothy P. Melchert, Joan Whipp

College of Education Faculty Research and Publications

A syllabus analysis instrument was developed to assist program evaluators, administrators and faculty in the identification of skills that students use as they complete their college coursework. While this instrument can be tailored for use with a variety of learning domains, we used it to assess students' use of and exposure to computer technology skills. The reliability and validity of the instrument was examined through an analysis of 88 syllabi from courses within the teacher education program and the core curriculum at a private Midwest US university. Results indicate that the instrument has good inter‐rater reliability and ratings by ...


The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Fall 2004, University Of Iowa Sep 2004

The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Fall 2004, 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.


Engaging In Excellence Through Academic Service-Learning: A Way To Teach And Learn Citizenship And Justice In Any College Course, Susan R. Madsen Aug 2004

Engaging In Excellence Through Academic Service-Learning: A Way To Teach And Learn Citizenship And Justice In Any College Course, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Academic service-learning is a relatively new pedagogy that is beginning to be used in colleges and universities courses across the country. It has been cited as a “means of responding to concerns about the loss of a sense of community and concurrent citizenship behaviors in the country” (Shafer, 1995). According to Dewey (1938), “The society is a number of people held together because they are working along common lines, in a common spirit, and with reference to common aims. The common needs and aims demand a growing interchange of thought and growing unity of sympathetic feeling. The radical reason that ...


The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Summer 2004, University Of Iowa Aug 2004

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Summer 2004, 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.


Action Learning Unveiled: Understanding Depth Through Exploring Related Constructs, Susan R. Madsen Jul 2004

Action Learning Unveiled: Understanding Depth Through Exploring Related Constructs, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Quality in learning continues to be of utmost importance in higher educational institutions around the world. A lack of clarity, however, arises in discussions around the definition or components of a quality learning experience. Many researchers and academicians purport that quality learning does not occur unless students are actively involved in the learning experience. An emerging pedagogy that addresses this quality is that of action learning. One concern, however, is that action learning is so broad that it is often difficult to fully understand its definition and scope. This article takes an in-depth look at this term and its connection ...


The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Summer 2004, University Of Iowa Jun 2004

The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Summer 2004, 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.


Being The Change I Want To See In The World: Learning And Teaching From The Heart, Gloria Gordon Phd Jun 2004

Being The Change I Want To See In The World: Learning And Teaching From The Heart, Gloria Gordon Phd

Gloria Gordon PhD

The author draws on her professional practice as an educator/academic in a UK higher education institution to share her journey, as an African British woman, of becoming the change she wants to see in the world. She shares the process of the radical appropriation of her own unique and creative spiritual ‘I’ and the challenges she is presented with of identifying her particular path of meaning and purpose; of transcending the social construction of black and white identities; of definitive movement towards self realisation and spiritual freedom. The central thrust of the paper is the emphasis on how every ...


Course Revitalization As A Change Driver Throughout Undergraduate Business Curriculum, Elke M. Leeds, Radwan Ali Jun 2004

Course Revitalization As A Change Driver Throughout Undergraduate Business Curriculum, Elke M. Leeds, Radwan Ali

Faculty Publications

This paper describes the revitalization of Business Information Systems and Communication, a high enrollment, prerequisite course for all undergraduate business students in the Coles College of Business. An overview of the course components is presented and original structure described. The rationale for change, technologies leveraged and measures of success are presented. The change drivers are identified and their impact on undergraduate curriculum delineated. Lessons learned and future implications are discussed.


Academic Freedom And The Research University, Richard Atkinson May 2004

Academic Freedom And The Research University, Richard Atkinson

Richard Atkinson

The article argues that the principles upon which academic freedom is founded must be elaborated and modified in ways that are relevant to the responsibilities and circumstances of today's universities. The article elucidates the UC's new statement on academic freedom, which honors the long history and tradition of the principles of academic freedom, but also breaks new ground in that it explicitly recognizes the means of maintaining those freedoms. The new policy affirms the principle that faculty conduct will be assessed in reference to academic values and professional norms, an inherently broad and flexible standard that is properly ...


The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Spring 2004, University Of Iowa May 2004

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Spring 2004, 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.


One-Hundredth Annual Spring Convocation Program, Southwestern Oklahoma State University May 2004

One-Hundredth Annual Spring Convocation Program, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Graduation Programs

This is the program for the SWOSU One-Hundredth Annual Spring Convocation Exercises, held at the Milam Stadium on Saturday, May 8, 2004, 10:00 am. Opening Remarks were presented by President John M. Hays.


Knowing What Is Right And Doing It (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard Mar 2004

Knowing What Is Right And Doing It (Wheaton, Il), C. William Pollard

C. William Pollard Papers

In this semi-autobiographical chapel address at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL), Pollard urges students to dedicate themselves to a "renewed focus on conscience and character," showing from his own experience at ServiceMaster how important it is for leaders to distinguish between right and wrong.


Thoughts On Art, Truth, And Higher Education, Nancy Cantor Mar 2004

Thoughts On Art, Truth, And Higher Education, Nancy Cantor

Office of the Chancellor

I want to take a few moments tonight to walk the two-way street, starting from the core purposes of higher education: to make discoveries that change lives and to prepare better citizens for our collective future. How does the training, sustaining, and presenting of the arts in higher education serve, as Barbara White so beautifully captured it, to cultivate the garden of – "experience-oriented imaginative space," in ways that give us hope about our collective future?v


The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Spring 2004, University Of Iowa Feb 2004

The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Spring 2004, 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.


Doing Scholarship On The Web: 10 Years Of Triumphs And A Disappointment, Edward L. Ayers Jan 2004

Doing Scholarship On The Web: 10 Years Of Triumphs And A Disappointment, Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

In the fall of 1991, someone appointed me, a historian, to a committee that oversaw computing at my university. I had long been underfoot in the computer labs, consuming valuable time in front of UNIX workstations, making computerized maps, and running statistical tests for a history of the New South. Now it was time for payback.

Yet despite my years of working with computers, I had little idea at that time of the revolutionary promise that computing held for scholarship in disciplines like my own. More than a decade of living on the Web later, I recognize the potential of ...


How To Approach Institutional Partnerships Program From The Perspectives Of Socio-Cultural Differences In Management, Olga Okhlopkova Jan 2004

How To Approach Institutional Partnerships Program From The Perspectives Of Socio-Cultural Differences In Management, Olga Okhlopkova

Master's Capstone Projects

The idea of developing an analysis of institutional partnership program for my Master’s thesis came to me last fall, 2003 when CIE team started working on a grant proposal for a partnership program between the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Yakutsk State University (Sakha, Russia). The project was initiated by the CIE professor Gretchen B. Rossman and a group of international students from the former Soviet Union

The project was developed by an open grant competition from Freedom Support educational Partnership Program with Eurasia. The FSEPP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and ...


Civic Engagement In The First-Year Experience: Developing Civic Literacy, Jody L. Neathery-Castro Jan 2004

Civic Engagement In The First-Year Experience: Developing Civic Literacy, Jody L. Neathery-Castro

Political Science Faculty Publications

Students often misinterpret civic engagement strategies as an alternative to political action and civic participation. This essay argues that urban universities should integrate aspects of politics into civic engagement in order to link civic service with civic change. A model from the University of Nebraska-Omaha suggests that introducing civic learning in the first year is highly effective, especially for urban university students who have strong ties to the city.


Assessment Is Not A Four-Letter Word, Fred Smoller Jan 2004

Assessment Is Not A Four-Letter Word, Fred Smoller

Political Science Faculty Articles and Research

The past two decades has seen a rising tide of criticism of American universities. This criticism is expressed in national reports, voter initiatives, legislative reports, and by employers and accrediting agencies who have concluded that there is “a crisis of educational quality in our nation's colleges and universities” (Gardiner 1998, 71–88) and that “a disturbing and dangerous mismatch exists between what American society needs from higher education and what it is receiving” (Wingspread Group on Higher Education 1993). From such criticisms, the assessment movement was born (see, for example, Diamond 1998; Palomba and Banta 1999; Allen 2004).


State Public Policies And The Racial/Ethnic Stratification Of College Access And Choice In The State Of Maryland, Laura W. Perna, Patricia Steele, Susan Woda, Taifa Hibbert Jan 2004

State Public Policies And The Racial/Ethnic Stratification Of College Access And Choice In The State Of Maryland, Laura W. Perna, Patricia Steele, Susan Woda, Taifa Hibbert

GSE Publications

This study uses descriptive analyses of data from multiple sources to examine changes during the 1990s in the racial/ethnic stratification of college access and choice in Maryland and to explore state public policies that may have influenced changes in the demand for and supply of higher education for students of different racial/ethnic groups during this period. We also discuss the potential implications of recent state policies on future enrollment stratification in the state.


Brown V. Board’S Legacy And Contemporary Black Higher Education, Marybeth Gasman Jan 2004

Brown V. Board’S Legacy And Contemporary Black Higher Education, Marybeth Gasman

GSE Publications

No abstract provided.


Critical Evaluation Of The Impact Of Global Educational Reform: An Irish Perspective, Roisin Donnelly Jan 2004

Critical Evaluation Of The Impact Of Global Educational Reform: An Irish Perspective, Roisin Donnelly

Articles

Global trends in the new public management of education have manifested themselves differently in different countries. Its manifestation, the significant issue that this paper addresses, is whether it has led to any changes in education in the third level sector in the Republic of Ireland in the last ten years. This will be achieved through a critical exploration of the expression of higher educational reform worldwide, and a review of its impact on Higher Education (HE) in Ireland. Within this, there are a number of specific objectives: - to discuss the context of higher education (including policy issues and stakeholders) in ...


Critical Pedagogy And International Studies: Reconstructing Knowledge Through Dialogue With The Subaltern, Rebecca Hovey Dec 2003

Critical Pedagogy And International Studies: Reconstructing Knowledge Through Dialogue With The Subaltern, Rebecca Hovey

Rebecca Hovey

The emerging trend and pressure for higher education to internationalize the curriculum, meet the challenges of globalization and prepare students for global citizenship is identified as the "global turn" in education. Critical pedagogy offers a theoretical framework in which we can imagine students and teachers in dialogue with knowing subjects other cultures and locations with the aim of creating a global community of knowledge production.