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College Athletics As A College Education, John R. Kilbourne Dec 2003

College Athletics As A College Education, John R. Kilbourne

John R. Kilbourne

It is quite obvious that the institutions that compete at the elite level of intercollegiate sports have failed miserably in their responsibilities to provide education about sports to the young men and women who participate in college athletics. If colleges and universities are sincere about their efforts to reform athletics, they must do better.


A New World Of Scholarly Communication, Richard Atkinson Oct 2003

A New World Of Scholarly Communication, Richard Atkinson

Richard Atkinson

No abstract provided.


Building A Direct Marketing Bridge To High Achieving Students: Introducing A Cost Effective Financial Aid Leveraging Model, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh Oct 2003

Building A Direct Marketing Bridge To High Achieving Students: Introducing A Cost Effective Financial Aid Leveraging Model, Oscar T. Mcknight, Ronald Paugh

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Student Variables That Predict Retention: Recent Research And New Developments, Robert D. Reason Oct 2003

Student Variables That Predict Retention: Recent Research And New Developments, Robert D. Reason

Robert D Reason

This article reviews recent research related to the study of college student retention, specifically examining research related to individual student demographic characteristics. The increasing diversity of undergraduate college students requires a new, thorough examination of those student variables previously understood to predict retention. The retention literature focuses on research conducted after 1990 and emphasizes the changing demographics in higher education. Research related to a relatively new variable— the merit-index—also is reviewed, revealing potentially promising, but currently mixed results.


La Evaluación De La Heterogeneidad De Los Perfiles Académicos Por Medio De Un Programa De Estímulos Al Personal Académico: Experiencia De Una Universidad Pública Estatal, Graciela Cordero-Arroyo, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Juan J. Sevilla-García, Kiyoko Nishikawa-Aceves, Evelyn Gutiérrez-Villegas Sep 2003

La Evaluación De La Heterogeneidad De Los Perfiles Académicos Por Medio De Un Programa De Estímulos Al Personal Académico: Experiencia De Una Universidad Pública Estatal, Graciela Cordero-Arroyo, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Juan J. Sevilla-García, Kiyoko Nishikawa-Aceves, Evelyn Gutiérrez-Villegas

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Este trabajo tiene como objetivo ejemplificar la relación existente entre la concepción del trabajo académico y los procedimientos e instrumentos de evaluación de su desempeño a partir de la experiencia de la última década de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) en la aplicación del programa de estímulos al personal académico. El artículo está estructurado en cinco apartados: en primer término se presenta el surgimiento de los programas de estímulos (merit pay) en la universidades públicas en México; en un segundo apartado se analizan dos conceptualizaciones del trabajo académico. En tercer término se presentan los objetivos y estructura metodológica ...


The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Research And Dissemination Network Academic Year 2002-03 Final Report To The Smithsonian Institution, Steven R. Rogg Jul 2003

The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Research And Dissemination Network Academic Year 2002-03 Final Report To The Smithsonian Institution, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

This document is a status report on the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy’s (IMSA) Research and Dissemination Network, which is funded as a contract with the Smithsonian Institution. In response to significant recent changes in project organization and activities, this report traces key developments of the project over its ten-year history. The report concludes with a summary of accomplishments during the current 2002-03 academic year.


Public Sector Collaboration For Agricultural Ip Management, Richard Atkinson, Roger N. Beachy, Gordon Conway, France A. Cordova, Marye Anne Fox, Karen A. Holbrook, Daniel F. Klessig, Richard L. Mccormick, Peter M. Mcpherson, Hunter R. Rawlings Iii, Rip Rapson, Larry N. Vanderhoef, John D. Wiley, Charles E. Young Jul 2003

Public Sector Collaboration For Agricultural Ip Management, Richard Atkinson, Roger N. Beachy, Gordon Conway, France A. Cordova, Marye Anne Fox, Karen A. Holbrook, Daniel F. Klessig, Richard L. Mccormick, Peter M. Mcpherson, Hunter R. Rawlings Iii, Rip Rapson, Larry N. Vanderhoef, John D. Wiley, Charles E. Young

Richard Atkinson

Commentary about intellectual property rights by Richard C. Atkinson and others.


The College Pedro Ii And The Modernization Of The Secondary School Curriculum In Imperial Brazil, Karl M. Lorenz Jul 2003

The College Pedro Ii And The Modernization Of The Secondary School Curriculum In Imperial Brazil, Karl M. Lorenz

Karl M Lorenz

This work examines the role of the curriculum of the College Pedro II to modernize secondary school education in Brazil from 1838 to 1889. It argues that the Imperial Government followed two lines of action in achieving this goal. First, the Court sought to make education in the College exemplary by continuously introducing curriculum models and course content similar to that found in the best schools in Europe. Second, it enacted legislation that induced schools to adopt the program of studies of the College. Because the constitution prohibited the Central Government from directly effecting change in provincial schools, the Court ...


Progressing Towards Governance For Sustainability At Parkfield School: Making Connections Through Dialogical Design, Sandra Wooltorton, Alan Kidd Jun 2003

Progressing Towards Governance For Sustainability At Parkfield School: Making Connections Through Dialogical Design, Sandra Wooltorton, Alan Kidd

Sandra Wooltorton

No abstract provided.


Quelques Conseils À Nos Nouveau Diplomés, Fathi Habashi Jun 2003

Quelques Conseils À Nos Nouveau Diplomés, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

An advice, the old wise man Polonius offered to the young Hamlet was “Neither a borrower, nor a lender be”, may be no longer pertinent. Some more relevant advices are offered to new graduates of the twentieth century. Available in English, French, and Spanish


Assessment Of Introduction To Engineering And Problem-Solving Course, Joni E. Spurlin, Jerome P. Lavelle, Mary Clare Robbins, Sarah A. Rajala Jun 2003

Assessment Of Introduction To Engineering And Problem-Solving Course, Joni E. Spurlin, Jerome P. Lavelle, Mary Clare Robbins, Sarah A. Rajala

Sarah A. Rajala

At North Carolina State University, the freshmen’s first course in engineering is E101, Introduction to Engineering and Problem-Solving. It is offered each fall to over 1,100 first year engineering students. In an effort to continuously improve the course, we put into place a plan to assess the course's learning outcomes. Assessment data collected in fall 2001 and fall 2002 through surveys, rubrics, and class assignments were evaluated to determine how well students met learning outcomes related to communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. This paper presents the assessment methods used in this course and provides examples of how the ...


Kindergartners Perception Of The Classroom Computer, Kathleen Strub-Richards Apr 2003

Kindergartners Perception Of The Classroom Computer, Kathleen Strub-Richards

Kathleen A Strub-Richards

Computers have an overwhelming influence in the school and home environment. Computers are available in many early childhood classrooms and young children have easy access to them. This case study examined the youngest members of the elementary school’s perception of the classroom computer. A seven-week research study explored the role of the computer in a kindergarten classroom. Sixteen kindergartners were interviewed and observed. The children’s perceptions of the computer were recorded through conversations, interactions with the computer, classroom observations and computer lab observations. Computer programs, computer integration and the role of the teacher were examined. Results from the ...


Characteristics Of Education Doctoral Dissertation References: An Inter-Institutional Analysis Of Review Of Literature Citations, Penny Beile, David Boote, Elizabeth Killingsworth Apr 2003

Characteristics Of Education Doctoral Dissertation References: An Inter-Institutional Analysis Of Review Of Literature Citations, Penny Beile, David Boote, Elizabeth Killingsworth

Penny Beile

This study had two purposes: to examine the expertise of doctoral students in their use of the scholarly literature and to investigate the use of citation analysis as a tool for collection development. Analysis of 1,842 coded citations gleaned from 30 education dissertations awarded in 2000 from 3 institutions in the United States revealed that journal articles, at 45%, were cited most frequently, followed by monographs (33.9%) and "other" (18.3%), with magazines and Web sites contributing less than 2% each of the total material types cited. The study examined 858 journal and magazine citations, which were found ...


Diversity: Not There Yet, Richard Atkinson Apr 2003

Diversity: Not There Yet, Richard Atkinson

Richard Atkinson

Opinion piece about UC’s experience with the elimination of race and ethnicity in admissions.


Transformative Learning In Extension Staff Partnerships: Facilitating Personal, Joint, And Organizational Change, Nancy K. Franz Apr 2003

Transformative Learning In Extension Staff Partnerships: Facilitating Personal, Joint, And Organizational Change, Nancy K. Franz

Nancy K. Franz

Partnerships can enhance individual and organizational success through more effective problem solving and improved adaptation to change. Learning is often required for successful collaboration that may transform the partners. This article discusses a study that explored learning in Extension staff partnerships that transform the individual, the partnership, and the organization. Three types of learning and eight types of transformative learning are identified. Conditions that promoted transformative learning in successful partnerships included strong partner facilitation, critical reflection, critical events, partner difference bridged by common purpose, and independence with interdependence. Recommendations for nurturing transforming Extension staff partnerships are shared.


Outcomes To Objectives: Learning About Quality Assessment, Dena R. Kniess, Robert B. Engblom, Sally E. Farber, Ro-Anne A. Royer, Amy Vander Sanden Apr 2003

Outcomes To Objectives: Learning About Quality Assessment, Dena R. Kniess, Robert B. Engblom, Sally E. Farber, Ro-Anne A. Royer, Amy Vander Sanden

Dena R. Kniess

Recently assessment has become an important component of student affairs and higher education to assist in determining the effect and impact of programs and educational initiatives. To embrace this trend, the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Ball State University (IN) created learning outcomes for students living in residence halls. Through reflective questioning, discussion, and assessment, the Residence Life program strives to further the development and learning experience of students.


Item Format Types And Their Influence On Cross-National Comparisons Of Sudent Performance, Alla Routitsky, Ross Turner Mar 2003

Item Format Types And Their Influence On Cross-National Comparisons Of Sudent Performance, Alla Routitsky, Ross Turner

Dr Alla Routitsky

An important decision to be made in the design and implementation of large-scale assessments is the appropriate balance of item types — in particular the balance between objectively coded multiple-choice type items and item types that require coding by trained professionals. Decisions made in this regard depend upon finding an appropriate balance in the light of cost and construct validity concerns. Given the importance of this decision there are surprisingly few international studies that consider the effect of item format on achievement and the results of these studies are not consistent. Some of these studies do, however, illustrate that item format ...


On School Funding, State Is Inadequate, Richard E. Day Mar 2003

On School Funding, State Is Inadequate, Richard E. Day

Richard E. Day

While it may be amusing to watch those in power above us blame each other and make excuses, in the end, it is disheartening. Those of us at the school level know that no matter who ultimately gets blamed, we're the ones who must be here for the children. We are reminded daily, there can be no excuses for failure. The legislature, the school board -- everyone -- must do his or her job, so that we can do ours.


Benefits Of A Comprehensive Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program, Christopher Goff, Brigitte Lahme Feb 2003

Benefits Of A Comprehensive Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Program, Christopher Goff, Brigitte Lahme

Christopher Goff

The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Program at the University of Arizona exposes students to many different aspects of teaching an undergraduate mathematics course. The program's breadth generates various qualitative and quantitative benefits. Some of these benefits are that the UTAs improve their mathematics and communications skills, instructors have additional support both inside and outside the classroom, and mathematics students in classes with UTAs enjoy their mathematics classes more than students in similar classes without UTAs.


What Hrd Curriculum Is Being Taught Within Hr Programs In U.S. Business Schools, Susan R. Madsen, Anita L. Musto, Tyler S. Hall Feb 2003

What Hrd Curriculum Is Being Taught Within Hr Programs In U.S. Business Schools, Susan R. Madsen, Anita L. Musto, Tyler S. Hall

Susan R. Madsen

The number of academic human resource development (HRD) programs has substantially increased over the past 15 years (Kuchinke, 2001). This growth has been attributed to the increased demands for HRD-related employee skills, expertise, and performance in today’s dynamic workplace and economic environment. Kuchinke found that the large majority of HRD programs are located in colleges and schools of education. However, as we strive to describe and measure the influence and growth of HRD in academic settings, it is important to consider the HRD curriculum taught within other schools, departments, degrees, programs, and specializations. One such area of HRD influence ...


Education For Sustainability: A Background Paper Prepared For The State Sustainability Strategy, Sandra Wooltorton Jan 2003

Education For Sustainability: A Background Paper Prepared For The State Sustainability Strategy, Sandra Wooltorton

Sandra Wooltorton

This paper commends the extensive variety of creative, locally responsive environmental education activities and programs being implemented by schools and teachers, with the support of environmental groups and agencies, throughout Western Australia. It endorses the Western Australian Curriculum Framework and national and draft Western Australian environmental education strategies and action plans. It acknowledges Department of Education action learning support programs for teachers as well as structures that support local community engagement in schools. These provide a strong foundation for education for sustainability.

The paper points out the scale of the global and local environmental problems still to be faced. A ...


Educating Mexico's Indians, Marion Lloyd Jan 2003

Educating Mexico's Indians, Marion Lloyd

Marion Lloyd

The Autonomous Indigenous University of Mexico is the first large-scale attempt to provide a college education to the country's 10 million Indians. Through an unconventional study plan -- no professors and no classrooms -- and an inventive curriculum, the institution's founders, a group of academics from the University of the West, in the Sinaloan town of Los Mochis, have sought since 1999 to meld a traditional Western education with an emphasis on knowledge that is particularly relevant in indigenous communities.


What Is Burnout All About?, Susan Barduhn Jan 2003

What Is Burnout All About?, Susan Barduhn

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


To Be Young, Gifted, African American And Male, Fred A. Bonner Ii Jan 2003

To Be Young, Gifted, African American And Male, Fred A. Bonner Ii

Fred A Bonner II

No abstract provided.


Valores En Disputa E Identidad En Conflicto En La Educación Superior En México, Imanol Ordorika, Kenneth Kempner Jan 2003

Valores En Disputa E Identidad En Conflicto En La Educación Superior En México, Imanol Ordorika, Kenneth Kempner

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


Power And Politics In University Governance: Organization And Change At The Universidad Nacional Autónoma De Mexico, Imanol Ordorika Jan 2003

Power And Politics In University Governance: Organization And Change At The Universidad Nacional Autónoma De Mexico, Imanol Ordorika

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Initial Teacher Education And Socio-Economic Inequality, Roland Tormey Jan 2003

Introduction: Initial Teacher Education And Socio-Economic Inequality, Roland Tormey

Roland Tormey

The collected papers from a seminar on addresing socio-economic inequality in initial teacher education, which was funded by the Combat Poverty Agency.


Validating Young Children's Feelings And Experiences Of Fear, Reesa Sorin Jan 2003

Validating Young Children's Feelings And Experiences Of Fear, Reesa Sorin

Reesa Sorin

Children experience a wide range of emotions, from happiness and excitement to anger and disgust. When children are happy, their caregivers encourage their expression of happiness and often join in to share this emotion with them. Yet when they are angry, afraid or disgusted, often children are encouraged to suppress or change their emotions. This is particularly true of the emotion of fear. While parents and caregivers currently employ a variety of strategies to respond to fear in young children, some of these methods may be positioning children in ways that increase their fears or invalidate their feelings of fear ...


Student Mobility-Reasons, Consequences And Interventions, Reesa Sorin, Rosemary Iloste Jan 2003

Student Mobility-Reasons, Consequences And Interventions, Reesa Sorin, Rosemary Iloste

Reesa Sorin

Mobility in education can mean families moving from city to city or state to state as employment and housing changes for them. However, it can also mean families moving their children from one school to another within the same area, for other, more personal reasons. As student mobility increases, concerns about its impact on the young learner increase (Wright, 1999). Research studies report mobile students to be lower achievers in academic as well as social domains of schooling (Mantzicopoulos & Knutson, 2000; Rumberger & Larson, 1998; Wright, 1999). Student mobility can adversely affect children’s success rate in school, leading to lower levels of engagement and ...


La Educación Superior En El Mercado. Configuraciones Emergentes Y Nuevos Proveedores, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez Jan 2003

La Educación Superior En El Mercado. Configuraciones Emergentes Y Nuevos Proveedores, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

La emergencia de nuevos actores y proveedores en el ámbito universitario es un proceso de gran interés para comprender la dirección de la educación superior en el futuro inmediato. El panorama es complejo y la dinámica es muy viva. A la par de procesos de cambio racionales y programados, están ocurriendo auténticas mutaciones en este campo. En esta presentación examinaremos algunas tendencias, como el modelo de educación superior empresarial y las universidades corporativas, la oferta de educación superior virtual, los consorcios y otras alianzas estratégicas, los nuevos flujos público-privado, y el mercado secundario de proveedores. Desde luego, se trata de ...