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Poverty Reduction And Vincentian Higher Education Institutions, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin Sep 2011

Poverty Reduction And Vincentian Higher Education Institutions, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin

Craig B. Mousin

Dr. Marco Tavanti and Craig Mousin discuss with Dr. Scott Kelly the university's responsibility for poverty reduction as expressed in the conferences and special number of Vincentian Heritage "What would Vincent do? Vincentian Higher Education and Poverty Reduction"


Organizational Values, Social Responsibility, And Corporate Citizenship: The Case Of Nevada State College, Grace S. Thomson Dec 2009

Organizational Values, Social Responsibility, And Corporate Citizenship: The Case Of Nevada State College, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

Organizational Values, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Citizenship Organizations contribute more than products and services to the society. The generation of jobs, creation of wealth and satisfaction of needs are only a portion of the influence that organizations have in a community. Likewise, organizations are increasingly engaging in social responsible initiatives to respond to the concerns of their various stakeholders (Aguilera, Rupp, Williams, & Ganapathi, 2007). Organizations with a genuine interest for social responsibility and citizenship possess value systems that articulate and integrate these social motives into their corporate strategy (Graber & Kilpatrick, 2008). Higher education institutions in the United States face the ...


Source-Message-Receiver In Integrated Marketing Communication: A Study Of U.S. Institutional Advancement, Sharee Leblanc Broussard Dec 2009

Source-Message-Receiver In Integrated Marketing Communication: A Study Of U.S. Institutional Advancement, Sharee Leblanc Broussard

Dissertations

Because integrated marketing communication (IMC) research has traditionally been problematic, this study used an existing scale to determine that higher educational institutional advancement (alumni, marketing-communications, development) is an appropriate venue to study the process model. Responses from practitioners representing every department within advancement, every regional accrediting body and each of the baccalaureate to doctoral Carnegie Classification levels indicated the IMC process model is both understood and its tenets practiced by practitioners at all sizes and levels of institution. The study was of interest to the practitioners as more than half of the respondents requested a copy of the results. Additionally ...


A Historical Analysis Of The Leadership And Strategic Plan Of Chancellor Stephen R. Portch In The University System Of Georgia, Jennifer El Fairchild-Pierce Oct 2009

A Historical Analysis Of The Leadership And Strategic Plan Of Chancellor Stephen R. Portch In The University System Of Georgia, Jennifer El Fairchild-Pierce

Educational Policy Studies Dissertations

This dissertation provides historical insight into the design and implementation of one strategic plan of a public higher education system in an effort to inform future similar strategic planning processes. On July 1, 1994, the Board of Regents appointed Stephen R. Portch the ninth Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. The timing was advantageous because then Governor Zell Miller was determined to leave his legacy as Georgia’s “education governor,” and in those prosperous economic times, the Governor was eager to pour money into the university system. The regents selected Portch because they recognized his potential to lead the ...


What Color Is Your Paratext?, Geoffrey Bilder, Andrée J. Rathemacher Oct 2009

What Color Is Your Paratext?, Geoffrey Bilder, Andrée J. Rathemacher

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

In the final vision session of the 2009 NASIG Annual Conference, Geoffrey Bilder from CrossRef discussed the problem of how to identify trustworthy scholarly information on the Internet. This problem is exacerbated by readers’ growing distrust of intermediaries such as publishers and librarians, by the fact that the Internet lacks the traditions that have developed in scholarly communication to ensure trust, and by the sheer amount of information now readily available. Paratext is understood as anything outside of a text that sets expectations about that text. In the past, paratext, for example a publisher logo, provided important clues as to ...


Race Scholars On The Politics Of Race, Research, And Risk: A Narrative Inquiry, Sibby Anderson-Thompkins Sep 2009

Race Scholars On The Politics Of Race, Research, And Risk: A Narrative Inquiry, Sibby Anderson-Thompkins

Educational Policy Studies Dissertations

This qualitative study examined the experiences of race scholars whose agenda include investigating and writing about racial issues which run counter to the entrenched ideas, values and philosophies of the dominant academic culture. It questioned the possible risks associated with race work, and it examined the available support and validation for race scholars within the academy. Perceived prejudices and micro-aggressions are examined, as well as coping strategies for navigating the political academic landscape. Designed as a narrative inquiry, the study utilized in-depth interviews and the analysis of written documents of four prominent race scholars, while critical race theory (CRT) served ...


Poverty Reduction And Vincentian Higher Education Institutions, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin Jul 2009

Poverty Reduction And Vincentian Higher Education Institutions, Marco Tavanti, Craig Mousin

Marco Tavanti

Dr. Marco Tavanti and Craig Mousin discuss with Dr. Scott Kelly the university's responsibility for poverty reduction as expressed in the conferences and special number of Vincentian Heritage "What would Vincent do? Vincentian Higher Education and Poverty Reduction"


La Profesión Académica En México: Un Oficio En Proceso De Reconfiguración, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Manuel Gil-Antón Jul 2009

La Profesión Académica En México: Un Oficio En Proceso De Reconfiguración, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Manuel Gil-Antón

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Este trabajo forma parte de la investigación internacional que estudia la reconfiguración de la profesión académica en más de 20 países, The changing academic profesión (CAP). Explora las formas específicas en las que este proceso de transformación del oficio académico ha ocurrido en México. La comparación entre los rasgos de esta actividad profesional –centrada en la academia en las instituciones de educación superior, al inicio de los años 90 del siglo XX y con las características que ahora presenta– arroja luz, preguntas y conjeturas ante un cambio notable, así como líneas de continuidad que es preciso reconocer y explicar. La ...


Community Engagement As Social Innovation, Ellen Hazelkorn Jun 2009

Community Engagement As Social Innovation, Ellen Hazelkorn

Books/Book chapters

No abstract provided.


A Phone Of One's Own: Texting At The Bryant University Reference Desk, Laura Kohl, Maura Keating Feb 2009

A Phone Of One's Own: Texting At The Bryant University Reference Desk, Laura Kohl, Maura Keating

Library Staff Publications, Presentations & Journal Articles

Librarians take great pride in their continuous efforts to be accessible to their patrons. By summarizing the “Text a Librarian” program at the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library at Bryant University, this article highlights the many ways reference librarians and their services have evolved. This article takes you on a journey through their “eureka moment” to the phone plan and purchase, implemented guidelines and policies and ultimately, their “texting success”.


Writing Information Literacy Assessment Plans: A Guide To Best Practice, Megan Oakleaf Jan 2009

Writing Information Literacy Assessment Plans: A Guide To Best Practice, Megan Oakleaf

School of Information Studies - Faculty Scholarship

Academic librarians throughout higher education add value to the teaching and learning missions of their institutions though information literacy instruction. To demonstrate the full impact of librarians on students in higher education, librarians need comprehensive information literacy assessment plans, composed of instructional program-level and outcome-level components, that summarize the purpose of information literacy assessment, emphasize the theoretical basis of their assessment efforts, articulate specific information literacy goals and outcomes, describe the major assessment methods and tools used to capture evidence of student learning, report assessment results, and highlight improvements made as a consequence of learning assessment.


Singapore Management University Report To Stakeholders 2009 - 2010, Singapore Management University Jan 2009

Singapore Management University Report To Stakeholders 2009 - 2010, Singapore Management University

Report to Stakeholders

Since our inauguration in 2000, we have grown from a simple idea of a group of pioneers who came together - inspired by a new philosophy and approach towards undergraduate education - into a progressive, globally respected university that is widely recognised as a change agent and catalyst for innovation. Over the past 10 years, SMU has proven to be a successful experiment in Singapore’s efforts to strengthen and diversify its higher education sector. We have lived up to our promise of making a difference to our society through the graduates we have produced, through our engagement with the local community ...


How Libraries And Librarians Can Support Student Engagement, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Jan 2009

How Libraries And Librarians Can Support Student Engagement, Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE)

This AUSSE Enhancement Guide makes suggestions about the role libraries and librarians have in enhancing student engagement. It considers the importance of increasing student access to library resources, the physical library space, relationships between library and academic staff; and improving students’ engagement with the library.


Where The Humanities Live, Edward L. Ayers Jan 2009

Where The Humanities Live, Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

The humanities play an important role at every kind of institution. Approximately 40 percent of all undergraduate humanities degrees come from large research universities, where they account for about 15 percent of all bachelor's degrees. The United States stands in the top third of the percentage of degrees awarded in the humanities and the arts internationally, ranking with Germany and Denmark. English remains the dominant major, producing about a third of all bachelor's degrees in the humanities, followed by general humanities and liberal studies with 26 percent, and history with 18 percent.


Pushing Past The Walls: Media Literacy, The “Emancipated” Classroom, And A Really Severe Learning Curve, Adam W. Tyma Jan 2009

Pushing Past The Walls: Media Literacy, The “Emancipated” Classroom, And A Really Severe Learning Curve, Adam W. Tyma

Communication Faculty Publications

This essay's purpose is primarily to document the creation process of the Bethesda Program After-School Media Literacy program via a curriculum inspired by critical pedagogy (e.g., Freire, Giroux, Warren). Second, it will conduct a theoretical critique of the project, utilizing the experiences of the project advisor (me). Finally, given the first two sections, this essay will offer a discussion of how this project and the pedagogical process could work in the future.


Community-Engaged Scholarship In Ffigher Education: An Expanding Experience, Judith A. Ramaley Jan 2009

Community-Engaged Scholarship In Ffigher Education: An Expanding Experience, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

Higher education in this country has always been expected to serve the public good. Sometimes, the emphasis is on preparing educated citizens or practitioners in especially critical fields and how public service can deepen and enrich learning and prepare students to lead purposeful, responsible, and creative lives. Sometimes the focus is upon institutions themselves as major intellectual and cultural resources for a community. In this paper, based on the keynote presentation at the Community Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative's invitational symposium, the author explores four levels of engagement: the individual, the academic community and its concepts of scholarship, the ...


The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams Jan 2009

The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams

Upjohn Press

In the first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams addresses both the potential and challenges inherent in place-based universal scholarship programs and explains why this unprecedented experiment in education-based economic renewal is being emulated by scores of cities and towns around the nation.


Educating Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisors: A Grounded Theory Study Of Supervisory Wisdom, Judith R. Ragsdale Jan 2009

Educating Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisors: A Grounded Theory Study Of Supervisory Wisdom, Judith R. Ragsdale

Dissertations & Theses

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is an 80 year old education modality that provides professional education for students of pastoral care. Supervision is central to the CPE process. Pastoral supervisors in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) have done little writing about their work educating Students in Supervisory Education (SSEs). The purpose of this dissertation is to identify and interview those practitioners in ACPE who have been identified by their peers as excellent in practice, and to cull their wisdom by listening to and categorizing their experience of supervising SSEs. The research question to the supervisors was: What is your ...


Review Of College And University Archives: Readings In Theory And Practice By Christopher J. Prom And Ellen D. Swain, W. Bede Mitchell Jan 2009

Review Of College And University Archives: Readings In Theory And Practice By Christopher J. Prom And Ellen D. Swain, W. Bede Mitchell

Library Faculty Publications

This review was published in College and Research Libraries.


The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams Dec 2008

The Power Of A Promise: Education And Economic Renewal In Kalamazoo, Michelle Miller-Adams

Michelle Miller-Adams

In the first comprehensive account of the Kalamazoo Promise, Michelle Miller-Adams addresses both the potential and challenges inherent in place-based universal scholarship programs and explains why this unprecedented experiment in education-based economic renewal is being emulated by scores of cities and towns around the nation.


Enhancing Authentic Assessment Through Information Technology, Beth Rubin Dec 2008

Enhancing Authentic Assessment Through Information Technology, Beth Rubin

Beth Rubin

This chapter provides a framework to analyze the opportunities to enhance authenticity when assessment is mediated by information technology (IT), as well as the limitations of IT mediation on authenticity. The potential degree of authenticity is determined by several aspects of the competence being assessed: the chronicity of access to and use of information; the durability of the display; the use of written, oral and non-verbal communication; and computer use. The framework is used to identify IT tools that enable more authentic assessment as well as sample approaches and limitations on authenticity.