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Technical Ebooks: A Solution Looking For A Problem, Peggy Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, Richard A. Stoddart Oct 2007

Technical Ebooks: A Solution Looking For A Problem, Peggy Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, Richard A. Stoddart

Barbara Glackin

Albertsons Library at Boise State University has been slow to move into the ebook arena for a variety of reasons including the inadequacies of simultaneous user models and the uncertainty of ebook technology. However, the most significant question for BSU has been usefulness of ebooks to their patrons. Are ebooks a passing fad or are they the answer to improved access to information? In January 2006, BSU selected a small group of technical books in an electronic format via the ProQuest Safari Tech Books Online database. This session will discuss the rational behind selecting technical books as an introduction to ...


The Cultural Approaches To Multiculturalism: Education Policy And Its Implications In Culture, Linda Margaret Broughton Aug 2007

The Cultural Approaches To Multiculturalism: Education Policy And Its Implications In Culture, Linda Margaret Broughton

Linda Margaret Broughton

The purpose of this discussion is to analyse three different European states in their approaches to education policy and culture. Each example of a national policy approach is considered separately, as an individual container (or thimble) with a distinct approach to policymaking and culture that is reflected through structure and content. At the same time, the discussion will analyse the comparative advantages of the separate systems in order to illustrate how one approach may address an issue that is problematic in another approach. The purpose of this discourse is to illustrate how a more comprehensive approach to culture in education ...


Financial Portfolio Strategy: Application To College Of Southwest, Grace S. Thomson Aug 2007

Financial Portfolio Strategy: Application To College Of Southwest, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

Financial Portfolio Strategy Creating value in the organization is the cornerstone of business activity. Value-creation is a concept that has evolved for the past fifty years, stimulating the generation of theories, techniques, models and institutions (Slater and Zwirlein, 1996). Financial markets have developed in response to the dynamic corporate activity, providing different options of financing and investment. Financial decision-making at the executive level becomes critical in the creation of wealth in the organization, and the financial strategies designed by the Top Management Team (TMT) are expected to seek beyond profit maximization (Lankau et al, 2007; Myers, 2001). However, there are ...


Deconstruction Of Leadership Assumptions- A Personal Perspective, Grace S. Thomson Jun 2007

Deconstruction Of Leadership Assumptions- A Personal Perspective, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

No abstract provided.


Critical Thinking: Applications To Leadership And Scholarship, Grace S. Thomson Jun 2007

Critical Thinking: Applications To Leadership And Scholarship, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

No abstract provided.


Deep Learning- A Reflection From The Regents' Academy, Grace S. Thomson Jun 2007

Deep Learning- A Reflection From The Regents' Academy, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

No abstract provided.


Bibliografia De La Antoni Tapies, Armando Silva May 2007

Bibliografia De La Antoni Tapies, Armando Silva

armando silva

Exposición sobre el proyecto de imaginarios urbanos de armando silva en la fundación Antoni Tapies de Barcelona, mayo del 20007


Bibliografia De La Antoni Tapies, Armando Silva May 2007

Bibliografia De La Antoni Tapies, Armando Silva

armando silva

Exposición sobre el proyecto de imaginarios urbanos de armando silva en la fundación Antoni Tapies de Barcelona, mayo del 20007


A Review Of Transformational Leadership Models And Its Linkage To The Scholarship/Practice/Leadership Model, Grace S. Thomson Apr 2007

A Review Of Transformational Leadership Models And Its Linkage To The Scholarship/Practice/Leadership Model, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

The success of organizations is the result of a combination of factors: financial, material and technological resources, logistics, and human capital.

These factors are put together to achieve the desired goals consistent with the corporate mission. In this context, firms are in constant seeking of the best individuals who will lead and carry out this journey to success. These individuals are expected to have special characteristics that ensure that their actions will turn out into positive results for the organization. These extraordinary individuals are the leaders.

This document will present a discussion of four leadership theories, their similarities and differences ...


The Cherokee-Freedmen Story: What The Media Saw, Ronald Smith Jan 2007

The Cherokee-Freedmen Story: What The Media Saw, Ronald Smith

Ronald D Smith APR

National media and international journalists watched in March 2007, as voters in the Cherokee Nation decided issues of citizenship. Reporters looked at the same situation and often talked with the same people, but they didn’t always see the same story.

Some journalists saw the Cherokee-Freedmen story as one about race and civil rights; some saw it as being about Cherokee sovereignty and Indian identity. This content analysis investigates media reporting on the issue.


Two Polls Show Media And Government Out Of Step With The Public, Ronald Smith Jan 2007

Two Polls Show Media And Government Out Of Step With The Public, Ronald Smith

Ronald D Smith APR

It makes for an interesting and unusual image -- public opinion marching down the path of social progress; government and the news media on the other side, out of step with the people who make up the media-using citizenry.

The specifics of this report deal with taxation proposals in New York State, but close your eyes and you'll see the obvious parallels throughout ther country in dozens of situations in which states tell Indian tribes and nations what they should or should not do, or what the state would like to do to them.

Fundamentally, this report deals with the ...


The Increasing Expectation Of Relevance For Higher Education And The Academic Profession: Some Reflections On The Case Of Mexico, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Laura E. Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón Jan 2007

The Increasing Expectation Of Relevance For Higher Education And The Academic Profession: Some Reflections On The Case Of Mexico, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Laura E. Padilla-González, Manuel Gil-Antón

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Developments in the global context and in national conditions have stimulated a re-examination of higher education relevance in the context of the increasing role of knowledge in the economic and social life of nations. In general, and such is the case also for Mexico, there are increasing expectations regarding higher education potential contribution to society. In this essay we discuss, in the context of the recent evolution of Mexican higher education, the drivers that are elevating the relevance expectations that Mexicans have of higher education. After that, we elaborate how higher education growth dynamics and the increasing social expectations regarding ...


La Universidad Vista Por Sus Estudiantes: El Caso De Una Universidad Pública Estatal, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Juan J. Sevilla-García Jan 2007

La Universidad Vista Por Sus Estudiantes: El Caso De Una Universidad Pública Estatal, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Juan J. Sevilla-García

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

En base a una encuesta organizacional aplicada a 2,697 estudiantes de una universidad pública estatal se identificó la perspectiva de los mismos sobre la institución (infraestructura, gestión, actividades de docencia, etc.) y su trabajo como estudiantes. En general, los estudiantes manifestaron una opinión positiva de la institución excepto en relación a los asuntos relacionados con el gobierno institucional. Los resultados se discuten en cuanto a su aportación a nuestra comprensión de la vida estudiantil.


Why Manage Terminology? Ten Quick Answers, Uwe Muegge Jan 2007

Why Manage Terminology? Ten Quick Answers, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Terminology management is a hot topic these days. At the tcworld conference 2006, terminology had its own forum with hundreds of participants. And a number of highly visible institutions like the LISA Terminology Special Interest Group (SIG) has been evangelizing the development and use of standardized terminology in the business world for many years.


Disciplining Words: What You Always Wanted To Know About Terminology Management, Uwe Muegge Jan 2007

Disciplining Words: What You Always Wanted To Know About Terminology Management, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Terminology management enables organizations of any size to use the same terms consistently within and across the communication types that accompany a product or service. Typical communication types include specifications, drawings, GUI, software strings, help systems, technical documentation, marketing materials, regulatory submissions, etc. As multiple authors typically contribute to these communications, terminology management is the most efficient solution for ensuring that the organization speaks with one voice.


Int 100 Fall 2007, Rob Morrison Jan 2007

Int 100 Fall 2007, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


Texts, Lies, And Changed Positions, Judith D. Fischer Jan 2007

Texts, Lies, And Changed Positions, Judith D. Fischer

Judith D. Fischer

This review of Judge Richard Posner's Little Book of Plagiarism concludes that the book adds to the discussion of plagiarism by noting the topic’s gray areas and proposing criteria for identifying plagiarism. Posner states that plagiarism occurs when a writer who copies another's language or ideas both conceals the copying and induces readers' reliance. By discussing plagiarism in different settings, including novels, court opinions, professors' work, and student work, the book shows why analysis of the offense and its consequences must be nuanced. Professors should be warned that in places Posner seems to minimize the gravity of ...


La Política Azul Y Oro: Historias Orales, Relaciones De Poder Y Disputa Universitaria, Imanol Ordorika, Rafael López González Jan 2007

La Política Azul Y Oro: Historias Orales, Relaciones De Poder Y Disputa Universitaria, Imanol Ordorika, Rafael López González

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


Predicting Transition And Adjustment To College: Minority Biomedical And Behavioral Science Students’ First Year Of College, Sylvia Hurtado, June Chang, Victor Saenz, Lorelle Espinosa, Nolan Cabrera, Oscar Cerna Jan 2007

Predicting Transition And Adjustment To College: Minority Biomedical And Behavioral Science Students’ First Year Of College, Sylvia Hurtado, June Chang, Victor Saenz, Lorelle Espinosa, Nolan Cabrera, Oscar Cerna

Nolan L. Cabrera

The purpose of this study is to explore key factors that impact the college transition of aspiring underrepresented minority students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, in comparison with White, Asian students and non-science minority students. We examined successful management of the academic environment and sense of belonging during the first college year. Longitudinal data were derived from the Higher Education Research Institute’s (HERI) 2004 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey and the 2005 Your First College Year (YFCY) Survey. Using a reformulation of the integration model (Nora, Barlow, and Crisp, 2005), we find concerns about college financing ...


Managing Higher Education: Introduction, Gerd Grözinger, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez Jan 2007

Managing Higher Education: Introduction, Gerd Grözinger, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

This paper presents an introduction to the volume that authors have compiled for Management Revue under the title "Managing Higher Education". Alongside a brief synopsis about each contribution, the article discusses about the importance of management issues for compression of the changes they are experiencing the higher education systems in the world


Facilitating Identity Formation, Group Membership, And Learning In Science Classrooms: What Can Be Learned From Out Of Field Teaching In An Urban School, Stacy Olitsky Jan 2007

Facilitating Identity Formation, Group Membership, And Learning In Science Classrooms: What Can Be Learned From Out Of Field Teaching In An Urban School, Stacy Olitsky

Stacy Olitsky

This paper explores both the obstacles and the possibilities for students developing identities associated with science by engaging in solidarity-building classroom interactions. Data come from ethnographic research conducted in a diverse eighth-grade urban magnet school classroom in which the teacher taught out of field for part of the year. Contrary to expectations, more students participated and reported enjoying science when the teacher was out of field. Analysis of classroom interactions indicated that while in field, the teacher primarily engaged in “front stage” performances that hid her struggles with the material and accentuated students’ views of science as an elite status ...


Promoting Student Engagement In Science: Interaction Rituals And The Pursuit Of A Community Of Practice, Stacy Olitsky Jan 2007

Promoting Student Engagement In Science: Interaction Rituals And The Pursuit Of A Community Of Practice, Stacy Olitsky

Stacy Olitsky

This study explores the relationship between interaction rituals, student engagement with science, and learning environments modeled on communities of practice based on an ethnographic study of an eighth grade urban magnet school classroom. It compares three interactional events in order to examine the classroom conditions and teacher practices that can foster successful interaction rituals (IRs), which are characterized by high levels of emotional energy, feelings of group membership, and sustained interest in the subject. Classroom conditions surrounding the emergence of successful IRs included mutual focus, familiar symbols and activity structures, the permissibility of some side-talk, and opportunities for physical and ...


Identity, Interaction Ritual, And Students' Strategic Use Of Science Language, Stacy Olitsky Jan 2007

Identity, Interaction Ritual, And Students' Strategic Use Of Science Language, Stacy Olitsky

Stacy Olitsky

An important part of learning science is formulating ideas, debating explanations, and talking about science with others. Yet students may still avoid “talking science” in class even if they are familiar with the content knowledge. Drawing on data from an ethnographic study of an eighth-grade urban science classroom, I argue that students’ expressions of knowledge in science class can be considered a strategic move, or a choice, aimed at supporting identity claims and increasing the likelihood of engaging in successful interaction rituals characterized by entrainment and solidarity. The results of this study suggest that a student’s knowledge of the ...


Learning From People, Things, And Signs, Michael H.G. Hoffmann Jan 2007

Learning From People, Things, And Signs, Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Starting from the observation that small children can count more objects than numbers—a phenomenon that I am calling the “lifeworld dependency of cognition”—and an analysis of finger calculation, the paper shows how learning can be explained as the development of cognitive systems. Parts of those systems are not only an individual's different forms of knowledge and cognitive abilities, but also other people, things, and signs. The paper argues that cognitive systems are first of all semiotic systems since they are dependent on signs and representations as mediators. The two main questions discussed here are how the external ...


The Complementarity Of A Representational And An Epistemological Function Of Signs In Scientific Activity, Michael H.G. Hoffmann, Wolff-Michael Roth Jan 2007

The Complementarity Of A Representational And An Epistemological Function Of Signs In Scientific Activity, Michael H.G. Hoffmann, Wolff-Michael Roth

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Signs do not only “represent” something for somebody, as Peirce’s definition goes, but also “mediate” relations between us and our world, including ourselves, as has been elaborated by Vygotsky. We call the first the representational function of a sign and the second the epistemological function since in using signs we make distinctions, specify objects and relations, structure our observations, and organize societal and cognitive activity. The goal of this paper is, on the one hand, to develop a model in which both these functions appear as complementary and, on the other, to show that this complementarity is essential for ...


Broadband Deployment To Rural America: The Foundation Of American Innovation In The Digital Age, Don E. Reeve Jan 2007

Broadband Deployment To Rural America: The Foundation Of American Innovation In The Digital Age, Don E. Reeve

Don E Reeve Jr.

This note is a focused discussion of the importance of rural broadband inclusion in the scheme of national broadband deployment through an examination of Presidential Candidate Senator Hillary Clinton’s proposed broadband policies. With the rise of the global digital marketplace, the significance of broadband deployment to underserved communities not only rest on the benefits that broadband service provides but also on the potential damage non-inclusion can cause to our nation’s economic and institutional stability. This truth is the catalyst behind the prominence of broadband, and in particular rural broadband inclusion, in the current presidential campaigns. Accordingly, this note ...