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Preferences Of U.S. Faculty Members Regarding The Teaching- Research Nexus, W. James Jacob Mar 2020

Preferences Of U.S. Faculty Members Regarding The Teaching- Research Nexus, W. James Jacob

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The purpose of this article is to examine research and teaching trends over the past 30 years in U.S. higher education. While some faculty lean toward teaching and others toward research, often the two areas of intersect in synergistic and complementary ways. The merit of this study is that it is a follow-up of two earlier surveys. Findings include an examination of national data from 1992, 2007, and 2018 on a few select areas of the teaching-research nexus. The 2018 data includes 1,135 faculty responses from 80 higher education institutions in the United States. The once dominant research ...


Creating A Trauma Informed College Campus, Rodney A. Palmer Jan 2020

Creating A Trauma Informed College Campus, Rodney A. Palmer

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Trauma has no limits and does not discriminate based on one’s gender, ethnicity, social standing, educational background or religious affiliation. Those affected by trauma are not only present in our neighborhoods, homes and congregations, but also in every academic institution. This pervasive issue demands a seamless and intentional multilevel-organizational approach which encompasses the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of academic preparation. Consequently, higher education institutions in providing optimal service to their constituents, should seek to create a campus culture that places high premium on the best-practices of a trauma-informed approach. This paper will discuss the key concepts associated with ...


Strategies To Assist Distance Doctoral Students In Completing Their Dissertations, Janine M. Lim, Duane Covrig, Shirley Freed, Becky De Oliveira, Mordekai Ochieng Ongo, Isadore Newman, Isadore Newman Phd Dec 2019

Strategies To Assist Distance Doctoral Students In Completing Their Dissertations, Janine M. Lim, Duane Covrig, Shirley Freed, Becky De Oliveira, Mordekai Ochieng Ongo, Isadore Newman, Isadore Newman Phd

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Completing doctoral dissertations is difficult work and may be harder for distance students physically separated from institutional and collegial supports. Inability to complete independent research contributes to doctoral student attrition. Factors impacting completion include institutional factors, student characteristics, and supervisory arrangements (Manathunga, 2005). This paper shares proactive strategies used by a Midwestern university in the United States to support distance doctoral students. Strategies and technology tools are described that (a) cultivate a shared culture of responsibility and commitment, (b) increase effective communication between researchers, and (c) grow departmental and institutional services and technologies for faculty and students. This paper suggests ...


Korean Scholars’ Use Of For-Pay Editors And Perceptions Of Ethicality, Eun-Young Julia Kim Mar 2019

Korean Scholars’ Use Of For-Pay Editors And Perceptions Of Ethicality, Eun-Young Julia Kim

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Many Korean scholars rely on language professionals for preparing English manuscripts. So far, little has been reported on how Korean scholars utilize them and how they perceive various types of help received. This study examines how Korean scholars utilize for-pay editors and translators, and how they perceive various types of textual modifications incurred in the process, based on the data obtained through a survey completed by 88 Korean faculty from three universities. Half of the participants received proofreading help from for-pay editors, and fewer participants received help with translation. They held widely differing views on ethicality concerning scenarios that involved ...


Credit For Prior Learning, Glynis M. Bradfield Oct 2018

Credit For Prior Learning, Glynis M. Bradfield

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Credit for prior learning (CPL), also known as prior learning assessment, has become more salient in current conversations on postsecondary attainment than ever before” (ACENET). In this session we’ll explore where AU is on the ACE CPL Implementation Matrix, while answering a dozen questions, foundational to serving traditional and non-traditional students in a digital age of “free-range learning” (Smith, 2018).


Scholarly Publishing In Korea: Language, Perception, Practice Of Korean University Faculty, Eun-Young Julia Kim Sep 2018

Scholarly Publishing In Korea: Language, Perception, Practice Of Korean University Faculty, Eun-Young Julia Kim

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This study reports how internationalization of academic knowledge is reflected in the language choice of Korean academic journals across disciplines and examines perceptions and practices of eighty two faculty from various disciplines at three Korean universities concerning publishing in English journals. The results indicate that natural science has the highest percentage of English-medium journals whereas those in humanities and social science predominantly use Korean as a medium of publication. Similar disciplinary patterns are observed in the responses to survey questions about frequency of publication as well as desire and preference for publishing papers in English. The biggest motivation for Korean ...


Following Faith Commitments: Adventist Higher Educationtransitiontheory, Larry D. Burton, Josephine Katenga, Christine A. Moniyung May 2017

Following Faith Commitments: Adventist Higher Educationtransitiontheory, Larry D. Burton, Josephine Katenga, Christine A. Moniyung

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Christian universities are generally tuition-driven and thus enrollment dependent. This is true of the Seventh-day Adventist higher education system as well.Previous research on Seventh-day Adventist university enrollment revealed and underrepresentation of graduates from public high schools in comparison to graduates of Christian high schools. The purpose of this study was to develop a working theory to explain how graduates of public high schools successfully transition into Adventist universities. Using a pragmatic grounded theory design, we interviewed 18 participants who had experienced such a transition. Progressing in a constant-comparative manner, research team members analyzed the interviews through multiple rounds and ...


Part Of The Circle, David Sherwin, Becky St. Clair Oct 2016

Part Of The Circle, David Sherwin, Becky St. Clair

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No abstract provided.


Trans-Nationalization Of Latin American Higher Education: Perspectives And Challenges For The Region, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2016

Trans-Nationalization Of Latin American Higher Education: Perspectives And Challenges For The Region, Gus Gregorutti

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No abstract provided.


#Aulivewholly, Patricia Spangler Oct 2015

#Aulivewholly, Patricia Spangler

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Andrews University officially launched its new University Health & Wellness initiative on Wednesday, September 23. The initiative will integrate five deeply connected pillars: physical, spiritual, mental, relational and professional wellness, but mainly focus on physical health and wellness to address the gaps that have been identified.


Private Univ In Lta .Pdf, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2015

Private Univ In Lta .Pdf, Gus Gregorutti

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Along with teaching and service, research is one of the main missions of a university. Over the last 30 years, innovation resulting from scientific and technological development is prompting the creation of new bridges between the academia and the productive sector. As a result, through research, universities find alternatives to positively impact the society, generate alternative sources of revenue, and gain more prestige. Thus, research productivity has become a more defining characteristic than an option for universities in the twenty-first century. All over the world, state and private universities intensively look for ways to generate new knowledge and technologies that ...


Un Estudio Comparado Del Valor Económico Y Social De Dos Universidades Adventistas, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2015

Un Estudio Comparado Del Valor Económico Y Social De Dos Universidades Adventistas, Gus Gregorutti

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This study seeks to understand the key factors that contribute tothe successful continuation of the food industries of two Adventistuniversities in Colombia and Peru. These factories have been contributingsocially and economically through employment opportunitiesfor students from lower social strata. The study gathered data froma series of interviews with managers of both factories. The resultsshowed that the success of continuity and contribution is relatedto efficient administrative relations between universities and factoriesand a culture of innovation that seeks to have the best humanresources to adapt to markets. Respondents also expressed someconcerns for the future performance of the current model of university-industry. The ...


Enriching Higher Education Training Through Values And Social Engagement, Gustavo Gregorutti Jan 2015

Enriching Higher Education Training Through Values And Social Engagement, Gustavo Gregorutti

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The present study starts describing the relevance of university mission statements and how they have been interacting with the social demands throughout the history of higher education. This way, the recent development of a knowledge economy has strongly impacted universities that look for ways to produce and commercialize ideas (second and third missions). The increasing accreditation agencies and regional and international rankings have helped to reinforce these processes. This trend has created a situation where isomorphic mechanisms are pressing universities to align themselves with models that do not always fit a wide spectrum of them. In addition, this chapter underlines ...


Las Acreditaciones Y Su Impacto En Universidades Adventistas De Latinoamerica, Gustavo Gregorutti, Caterina Pavon, Nester Ramirez Jan 2014

Las Acreditaciones Y Su Impacto En Universidades Adventistas De Latinoamerica, Gustavo Gregorutti, Caterina Pavon, Nester Ramirez

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El creciente desarrollo de universidades privadas y confesionales en toda Latinoamérica ha sido acompañado por nuevos e intensos controles de calidad a través de diferentes tipos de acreditaciones que impactan sus productos. La Iglesia Adventista tiene unas 17 instituciones terciarias en la región que preparan recursos humanos a través de múltiples carreras. Entonces, la pregunta que guió esta investigación fue: ¿Cómo ven las acreditaciones los encargados de controles de calidad en las universidades adventistas de Latinoamérica? Para responderla, este estudio exploratorio y cualitativo se propuso conocer las percepciones, a través de entrevistas a cuatro directores de acreditaciones de calidad en ...


Buscando Modelos Alternativos Para La Gestión Universitaria Latinoamericana (Searching For Alternative Management Models For The Latin America University), Gus Gregorutti Jan 2014

Buscando Modelos Alternativos Para La Gestión Universitaria Latinoamericana (Searching For Alternative Management Models For The Latin America University), Gus Gregorutti

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INTRODUCCIÓN. Este estudio analiza la relevancia que han tenido las diversas declaraciones de misiones universitarias y cómo estas han interactuado con las demandas sociales a lo largo de la historia de la educación superior. MÉTODO. Se explora la siguiente hipótesis: el reciente desarrollo de una economía del conocimiento ha influido poderosamente en una universidad que se alinea con la producción y comercialización de ideas. Esta tendencia se ve promovida por los crecientes sistemas de acreditación y los rankings regionales e internacionales. Esto ha ocasionado que muchas instituciones terciarias latinoamericanas, con misiones más orientadas a la enseñanza o preparación de profesionales ...


La Sabiduría Como Un Proceso Psicológico: Su Desarrollo En Un Contexto Educativo, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2013

La Sabiduría Como Un Proceso Psicológico: Su Desarrollo En Un Contexto Educativo, Gus Gregorutti

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Desde el punto de vista histórico la noción de sabiduría transitó desde ser considerada el bien último del hombre a ser vista como un bien privado, siendo actualmente relegada por los conocimientos y descubrimientos científicos de los saberes disciplinarios, que son los que se enseñan en la universidad. Sin embargo, múltiples investigaciones han encontrado que las personas sabias viven más y mejor (Peterson y Seligman, 2004), tienen mayor satisfacción personal, salud física y mejores relaciones familiares (Ardelt, 2000), además de enfrentar mejor la muerte y un mayor desempeño global (Estudillo, 2010). Se propone que la sabiduría está sostenida por una ...


Mejorando La Relación Entre La Universidad Y La Comunidad: El Caso De La Universidad De Montemorelos, Gus Gregorutti, Zeno Charles-Marcel Jan 2013

Mejorando La Relación Entre La Universidad Y La Comunidad: El Caso De La Universidad De Montemorelos, Gus Gregorutti, Zeno Charles-Marcel

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The idea of the university in Latin America has been strongly influenced by Europeanmodels that were perpetuated since the arrival of the colonizers. As a result, theuniversity activity was conceived in special places where students learned aboutcertain topics and then return to the real world. In recent years, there has been agrowing concern in various groups of scholars and public leaders for the relevanceof the impact that universities are having on their communities. This study focuseson Montemorelos University and its impact on the surrounding communities. Thisstudy also reveals examples of how community involvement can be a key factor inhigher education.


The Mexican Idea Of Twoyear University Degrees: A Model Of Opportunities And Challenges, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2012

The Mexican Idea Of Twoyear University Degrees: A Model Of Opportunities And Challenges, Gus Gregorutti

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This study had the following general goals: a) Map some of the political and social factors that prompted the establishment of two-years Technological Universities in Mexico; b) Describe the main features of the model and how it differs from other models; c) Discuss Neoliberal Human Capital Theory as one of the main theoretical backdrop for expanding this kind of institutions; and finally, d) Assess the model’s strengths and weaknesses. To accomplish these goals, the study drew data from existing policies and from a set of six interviews to human resources directors in Monterrey area, Northern Mexico. These recruiters belonged ...


La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2012

La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti

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This study presents the dynamic relationship between the different mission statementsand their impact on university’s models. The excessive promotion of theproduction of knowledge, as the central paradigm for higher education, has producedunbalances in universities. Religious affiliated institutions needs to repositionthemself with their characteristics to offering an education that includes allthree existing missions, but adds a fourth one as a way of enriching training. Thisnew mission purpose that centers on the development of wisdom, it is not onlyuseful for religious affiliated universities, but also for all kind of higher educationmodels. Toward the end, the paper turns to some of the ...


Cross-Cultural Perspectives On College Students’ Beliefs, Values And Spirituality At Christian Institutions, Robson Moura Marinho, Jimmy Kijai, Zachary Y. Mngo, Natasha Smith Jan 2012

Cross-Cultural Perspectives On College Students’ Beliefs, Values And Spirituality At Christian Institutions, Robson Moura Marinho, Jimmy Kijai, Zachary Y. Mngo, Natasha Smith

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College student’s beliefs, values, and spirituality have become the focus of a major national research project in recent years, conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) housed at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and sponsored by a substantial grant from the John Templeton Foundation (HERI website). After a pilot survey conducted in 2003, the College Students' Beliefs and Values Survey (CSBV)was administered in the fall 2004 to 112,232 entering freshmen students of 236 colleges and universities in the United States, with a follow up sample of 15,000 of these students in spring 2007 ...


Following The Path From Teaching To Research University: Increasing Knowledge Productivity, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2011

Following The Path From Teaching To Research University: Increasing Knowledge Productivity, Gus Gregorutti

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The 21st century has started out with an almighty university that has been evolving to the point of believing in the metamorphosis of people and society through the creation of powerful inventions. And society seems to expect that too. Universities around the world are experiencing an increasing pressure for producing revolutionary ideas that can be translated into publications, patents, business, and the like. As a way of welcoming the third mission for universities, elite winners of this tough game are gathering prestige, visibility, and all kind of human and financial assets. Training and doing research (first and second missions) is ...


La Producción De Investigación En Las Universidades Privadas: Estudio De Un Caso, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2011

La Producción De Investigación En Las Universidades Privadas: Estudio De Un Caso, Gus Gregorutti

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This case study describes how Tecnológico de Monterrey, in northern Mexico, has experienced a qualitative and quantitative increase in its intellectual productivity. In less than ten years, this university has moved from generating few ideas to being one of most distinguished Mexican private universities in the production of knowledge, patents and several research-derived businesses. This work explores how the re-elaboration of the institutional mission and the implementation of a model of research classes, among others, were decisive factors to increase the production of ideas. In this way, the university has increased its visibility and international ranking, attracting qualified re-searchers, developing ...


Moving From A Predominantly Teaching Oriented Culture To A Research Productivity Mission: The Case Of Mexico And The United States, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2010

Moving From A Predominantly Teaching Oriented Culture To A Research Productivity Mission: The Case Of Mexico And The United States, Gus Gregorutti

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This study qualitatively analyzes the culture conflicts professors in the United States and Mexico are experiencing with the increasing pressures to produce more research about higher education. The first dataset was collected from 36 faculty members from 12 small and medium sized private, doctorate-granting universities. These universities are located in 11 states across the United States. The remaining data came from 44 faculty members employed at four small and medium sized private, doctoral granting universities in four states across Mexico. Results showed that universities in the US are transitioning from a predominantly teaching college culture to a more research orientation ...


Producción Intelectual En Pequeñas Universidades Privadas Latinoamericanas: Una Situación Paradójica, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2010

Producción Intelectual En Pequeñas Universidades Privadas Latinoamericanas: Una Situación Paradójica, Gus Gregorutti

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Durante las tres últimas décadas, Latinoamérica ha experimentado un incrementovertiginoso de la educación privada superior, incluyendo a las universidades.Este fenómeno ha estimulado la creación de diversas agenciasacreditadoras que buscan certificar la calidad de los programas de esas universidades.Se exige, entre otras dimensiones, que haya producción de conocimientocomo una forma de originar cambios socioeconómicos. Así las universidadesse ven impulsadas a producir investigación. Este estudio busca sabercómo los docentes de ocho pequeñas universidades privadas latinoamericanasperciben el proceso de producción intelectual en el contexto de sus tareas profesionales.Con una metodología mixta, se encontró que los mayores factoresque afectan a la ...


La Acreditación De Los Posgrados En Instituciones Privadas De Educación Superior Mexicanas, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2010

La Acreditación De Los Posgrados En Instituciones Privadas De Educación Superior Mexicanas, Gus Gregorutti

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The exponential growth of private higher education in Mexico,especially over the last 30 years, has also raised questions aboutthe level of quality offered by some of the professional orientedgraduate programs. In order to know how these universities handlequality, this paper collected opinions from four academic administratorsinterviewed in three private universities in the State ofNuevo Leon, Mexico. Their points of view expressed concernsaround the parameters used by Conacyt to assess quality amongprofessional oriented graduate programs. The major areas of disagreementwere related to assumptions dealing with the productionof knowledge and the requirements for professors and students tobe part of an accredited ...


Faculty Development In Instructional Technology: A Multiple Case Study, Robson Moura Marinho Jan 2010

Faculty Development In Instructional Technology: A Multiple Case Study, Robson Moura Marinho

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Employing the descriptive multiple case study method, this qualitative study explores the experiences of ten faculty members involved in learning about technology at a Major Pubic University in the United States. Participants shed light on the learning process in instructional technology by sharing their personal experiences, perspectives, ideas and behaviors. This paper summarizes the results of the study, making comparisons with related literature, and then discussing its practical implications and recommendations for faculty development. The findings indicate the need of a more holistic approach to faculty development programs in instructional technology.


Facing The Challenge Of Quality In Mexican Private Higher Education: A Study Of Three Cases, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2009

Facing The Challenge Of Quality In Mexican Private Higher Education: A Study Of Three Cases, Gus Gregorutti

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No abstract provided.


La Producción Intelectual En Las Universidades Privadas Venezolanas, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2009

La Producción Intelectual En Las Universidades Privadas Venezolanas, Gus Gregorutti

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Over the last 30 years, throughout the Latin America region, there has been an increasingnumber of private higher education institutions. This trend has brought both sometensions with the existing and dominant models of tertiary education and, from the otherside, the new governmental demands to allow these new players to be fully recognizedin society. One of these requirements is research productivity as a defining feature forhigher education. Venezuela is not an exception. Governments are asking privateuniversities to produce knowledge in order to be accredited and recognized within thenational system of universities. However, many of these private institutions are notready and don ...


Seventh-Day Adventism In The Us: Committed To Higher Education, John Matthews Jan 2003

Seventh-Day Adventism In The Us: Committed To Higher Education, John Matthews

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In this article, attention is given to the historical context in which the relationship between the "religious" and "educational" arms of the Seventh-Day Adventist church was forged; the commitment of Adventism to higher learning in the U.S. is explored; strategies for maintaining a distinctive purpose in Adventist educational institutions are assessed; and a select number of challenges currently facing Adventist institutions in North America are addressed.