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Studying The Performance Of A Firewall In Network Courses, José M. Garrido Dec 2005

Studying The Performance Of A Firewall In Network Courses, José M. Garrido

Faculty Publications

This paper presents a simple simulation model of a firewall to derive several performance metrics and briefly argues on the importance and value of modeling and simulation in courses that study various aspects of perimeter defense in network security.

The simulation model mentioned previously is part of an effort by faculty of our department to develop a multi-disciplinary repository of computational models that includes object-oriented discrete-event simulation models. One of the goals of this repository is to build resources that help educate students of computer science, software engineering, and information technology, in modeling and information security.

This and other network ...


The Esa21 Project: A Model For Civic Engagement, John Pratte, Matthew Laposata Nov 2005

The Esa21 Project: A Model For Civic Engagement, John Pratte, Matthew Laposata

Faculty Publications

There have been many systematic approaches to solving the problem of how to make science courses interesting to students. One that is currently receiving attention in the sciences is the use of civic engagement within the classroom. This approach works well in small enrollment courses, but it is logistically difficult to implement in large enrollment courses. Large enrollment classes lend themselves more naturally to other civic engagement approaches, such as special topics courses with individual or group research projects. The authors choose to meld the two approaches, thus creating a collection of activity modules for environmental science courses that use ...


Personality And Programming, Amy B. Woszczynski, Tracy C. Guthrie, Sherri Shade Oct 2005

Personality And Programming, Amy B. Woszczynski, Tracy C. Guthrie, Sherri Shade

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Information systems students continue to struggle to successfully complete computer programming classes. Learning how to program is difficult, and failure and attrition rates in college level programming classes remain at an unacceptably high rate. Since many IS students take a programming course as part of their program of study, IS educators should better understand why IS students tend to achieve low success rates in programming courses and what can be done to improve success rates. Little research to date has addressed potential reasons for student failure in programming principles courses. Many educators simply assume that high failure rates are acceptable ...


Slicing The Pie: A Discussion Of Seminary Book Budget Allocation At Andrews University, Terry Dwain Robertson Jun 2005

Slicing The Pie: A Discussion Of Seminary Book Budget Allocation At Andrews University, Terry Dwain Robertson

Faculty Publications

The allocation of a materials budget is a challenge. This paper discusses a solution for Andrews University that accounts for the more specialized needs of Ph.D. students, even though the materials may see less usage.


Transformative Professional Development: Negotiating Knowledge With An Inquiry Stance, Amy Donnelly, Denise N. Morgan, Diane E. Deford, Janet Files, Susi Long, Heidi Mills, Diane Stephens, Mary E. Styslinger May 2005

Transformative Professional Development: Negotiating Knowledge With An Inquiry Stance, Amy Donnelly, Denise N. Morgan, Diane E. Deford, Janet Files, Susi Long, Heidi Mills, Diane Stephens, Mary E. Styslinger

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Assessment Governance, Richard R. Weiner, Karl P. Benziger Feb 2005

Assessment Governance, Richard R. Weiner, Karl P. Benziger

Faculty Publications

There has emerged a web of exogenous forces emanating from national and regional accreditation associations, particularly a satellite professional association involved in teacher preparation called the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). The reality of this web contradicts the implicit idealist sentiment in John Ishiyama’s report on the “Assessment of Student Outcomes’ meetings at the 2004 TLC where he describes “assessment as a voluntarist/bootstrapping “bottom up” effort of individual faculty members. [PS.27: 3, July 2004, 483-85.] Faculty are increasingly bombarded by outside agencies for standards inventory matrices, evaluation rubrics, and course maps.


Expectations Of Executive Mbas, Ernest A. Capozzoli, David E. Gundersen Jan 2005

Expectations Of Executive Mbas, Ernest A. Capozzoli, David E. Gundersen

Faculty Publications

Currently there are over 200 EMBA programs worldwide. These programs have grown in popularity and have increased by over a third in the last three years. Overall, schools are aggressively marketing their EMBA programs, and, as a consequence, prospective EMBA participants have numerous options for EMBA program enrollment. To successfully compete in the current environment, EMBA programs must understand and market to the expectations of prospective EMBAs. This paper explores the suitability of using the Teaching Goals Inventory (TGI) developed by Angelo and Cross (1993) as an instrument to analyze the expectations of EMBA candidates in the United States and ...


The Bible And Theological Education: A Report And Reflections On A Journey, Patrick R. Keifert Jan 2005

The Bible And Theological Education: A Report And Reflections On A Journey, Patrick R. Keifert

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


What Difference Does It Make?: Digital Technology In The Theological Classroom, Mary E. Hess Jan 2005

What Difference Does It Make?: Digital Technology In The Theological Classroom, Mary E. Hess

Faculty Publications

Digital technologies can make a difference in helping theological educators to align their Christian convictions and pedagogical strategies more effectively by (1) providing a richer, more multiply intelligent environment within which to learn; (2) providing more opportunities for collaboration; (3) giving teachers a better angle of vision on the challenges their students are facing and the specific assumptions with which they enter courses; (4) providing better access to primary source materials; (5) overcoming constraints of geography and time; and (6) attending to the meaning-making contexts of our students and our communities of faith.


Jesus In Jerusalem: Visualizing The Synoptic Accounts Of Jesus' Final Week, Matthew L. Skinner Jan 2005

Jesus In Jerusalem: Visualizing The Synoptic Accounts Of Jesus' Final Week, Matthew L. Skinner

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Competing Perspectives During Organizational Socialization On The Role Of Certified Athletic Trainers In High School Settings, James M. Mensch, Candice Crews, Murrary F. Mitchell Jan 2005

Competing Perspectives During Organizational Socialization On The Role Of Certified Athletic Trainers In High School Settings, James M. Mensch, Candice Crews, Murrary F. Mitchell

Faculty Publications

When certified athletic trainers (ATCs) enter a workplace, their potential for professional effectiveness is affected by a number of factors, including the individual's ability to put acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes into practice. This ability may be influenced by the preconceived attitudes and expectations of athletes, athletes' parents, athletic directors, physical therapists, physicians, and coaches.

Objective: To examine the perspectives of high school coaches and ATCs toward the ATC's role in the high school setting by looking at 3 questions: (1) What are coaches' expectations of ATCs during different phases of a sport season? (2) What do ATCs ...


Becoming A Teacher Of Literacy: The Struggle Between Authoritative Discourses, Mindy Legard Larson, Donna Kalmbach Phillips Jan 2005

Becoming A Teacher Of Literacy: The Struggle Between Authoritative Discourses, Mindy Legard Larson, Donna Kalmbach Phillips

Faculty Publications

This study describes and analyzes the influence of an ideological conflict between a teacher education program and a school district upon one pre-service teacher’s emerging identity as a teacher of literacy. Using poststructural feminism as the theoretical framework and a single case study analysis, the study illustrates how the discourse of the school district’s scripted reading program and the discourse of the university’s comprehensive literacy positions Claire, the pre-service teacher. The data analysis demonstrates how being positioned between these two competing and authoritative discourses conflicts with her understanding of reading and reading instruction. Reflecting upon the data ...


Rock The Vote, Molly Kerby Jan 2005

Rock The Vote, Molly Kerby

Faculty Publications

Rock the Vote (sponsored by MTV) is designed to engage and mobilize young people in the political process by incorporating the entertainment community and youth culture into pre-election activities. The university’s event attracted approximately 1,500 students in fall 2004.


An Evening Teacher Certification Program Designed For Adult Learners, Timothy Lintner, Susanne Brown Jan 2005

An Evening Teacher Certification Program Designed For Adult Learners, Timothy Lintner, Susanne Brown

Faculty Publications

As more and more teachers leave the classroom, states are looking to actively recruit the returning adult learner into the teaching profession. This study examines an innovative teacher certification program in South Carolina whose goal is to do just that. Issues such as planning and scheduling are presented that offer insight into the design and delivery of this unique and responsive certification program. Though this program is unique to South Carolina, it is applicable to all who seek to recruit the adult learner.


His Story/Her Story: A Dialogue About Including Men And Masculinities In The Women’S Studies Curriculum, B. Berila, J. Keller, C. Krone, Jason A. Laker, O. Mayers Jan 2005

His Story/Her Story: A Dialogue About Including Men And Masculinities In The Women’S Studies Curriculum, B. Berila, J. Keller, C. Krone, Jason A. Laker, O. Mayers

Faculty Publications

The article discusses the issue of inclusion of men and masculinities in the Women's Studies curriculum. Women's Studies programs were started to compensate for the male domination in the academics. Women's Studies presented a platform where scholarship for women was produced and taken seriously, female students and faculty could find their say or voice, and theoretical investigations required for the advancement of the aims of the women's movement could take place. If the academy as a whole does not sufficiently integrate Women's Studies into the curriculum, integrating Men's Studies into Women's Studies might ...


Chalkboard Concerto: Growing Up As A Teacher In The Chicago Public Schools, Charles Vanover, Johnny Saldaña Jan 2005

Chalkboard Concerto: Growing Up As A Teacher In The Chicago Public Schools, Charles Vanover, Johnny Saldaña

Faculty Publications

Charlkboard Concerto is an ethnodramic performance piece that attempts to share a portion of what I learned as I worked to become a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools in the early 1990’s. Johnny Saldaña and I wrote and produced the ethnodrama to communicate the moments of grace I felt as I learned to teach and to allow audience members to feel the acts of kindness that continually inspired me to do better. Teaching in the Chicago Public Schools was the hardest thing that I ever did in my life and the most rewarding choice I ever made. Johnny ...


The Curry/Samara Model And The Model Classrooms Project Background And Research Foundations, Gloria J. Gresham Dr., Ronnie Porter Jan 2005

The Curry/Samara Model And The Model Classrooms Project Background And Research Foundations, Gloria J. Gresham Dr., Ronnie Porter

Faculty Publications

The Curry/Samara Model(CSM) is an integrated, standards based approach to curriculum development that addresses differentiation from three dimensions (content, process & product). CSM is comprised of strategies related to curriculum, instruction and assessment that helps teachers to: (1) complement factual subject matter with rich, global concepts; (2) foster basic and abstract levels of thinking as related to core content; and (3) engage and assess students through traditional as well as innovative, authentic products.


Zooming Social Justice: A Teacher Educator’S Hopes And Dreams For Her Students, Theodorea Regina Berry Jan 2005

Zooming Social Justice: A Teacher Educator’S Hopes And Dreams For Her Students, Theodorea Regina Berry

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Teaching The Power Of The Word: Conference Proposal For The University Of Georgia Qualitative Interest Group, Charles Vanover, Cathy Lu, Alexandra Miletta Jan 2005

Teaching The Power Of The Word: Conference Proposal For The University Of Georgia Qualitative Interest Group, Charles Vanover, Cathy Lu, Alexandra Miletta

Faculty Publications

This ethnodramatic performance piece shares with the AERA community the personal practical knowledge (Connelly & Clandinin, 1999) of an accomplished senior English teacher who works in a multiethnic general high school in the Chicago Public Schools. The production’s goal is to dramatize the knowledge of practice—the highly emotional knowledge of whom one is and how the world works—a culturally responsive educator relies on as she teaches and cares for her students.


Teaching The Power Of The Word: Select Posters And Programs, Charles Vanover Jan 2005

Teaching The Power Of The Word: Select Posters And Programs, Charles Vanover

Faculty Publications

Program from the University of Georgia performance; January 7, 2005. Poster from the University of Michigan Narrative Institute Performance; April 21, 2005


Use Of An Advising Team, Jane E. Campbell, Randy Stuart Jan 2005

Use Of An Advising Team, Jane E. Campbell, Randy Stuart

Faculty Publications

The Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University uses selected faculty members on an Advising Team, and provides access to them through walk-in advising hours. Compared to our previous approach of assigning students to all faculty members, the benefits of this system for the students are more efficient and effective advising. Students have access to advising at more times, and are more likely to get correct answers quickly. The benefits for the faculty are that the faculty members on the Team enjoy advising and can have their performance expectations tailored to include advising, while those faculty members ...


The Student Error, Alexander M. Sidorkin Jan 2005

The Student Error, Alexander M. Sidorkin

Faculty Publications

This essay is an analysis of what one might call the student error. The aim is to understand where the error comes from, and what truth about education and schooling can it reveal. I will also consider some implications of such a truth.


Chayanov's Rule And School Reform, Alexander M. Sidorkin Jan 2005

Chayanov's Rule And School Reform, Alexander M. Sidorkin

Faculty Publications

Alexander V. Chayanov was a Russian economist and rural sociologist killed in Stalin's purges around 1938. He authored a theory of peasant economy that was quite influential in Western economic anthropology since translation of his major work in 1966. Marshall Sahlins successfully used his theory in Stone Age Economics and introduced "Chayanov's rule": "In the community of domestic producing groups, the greater the relative working capacity of the household the less its members work." Peasant societies have certain level of standard consumption determined by what a family with the lowest worker/consumer ratio can attain. In other words ...


Analyzing Csr Implementation With The Rasch Model, Susan Gracia Jan 2005

Analyzing Csr Implementation With The Rasch Model, Susan Gracia

Faculty Publications

The purpose of this research was to examine the measurement properties of a CSR Implementation Scale developed using classical test theory. Rasch analyses were employed to determine (1) the degree to which the scale meets the assumptions of the Rasch model; 2) the validity and reliability of the scale; 3) how respondents utilize the rating scale; 4) the nature of the continuum of CSR implementation; and 5) ways to optimize scale length, both in terms of eliminating redundancy and adding items where gaps in the continuum of the CSR implementation variable might occur.


Being And Living In Research: A Discussion On Cultural Experience And Cultural Identity As Referents In Knowledge Production, Theodorea Berry Jan 2005

Being And Living In Research: A Discussion On Cultural Experience And Cultural Identity As Referents In Knowledge Production, Theodorea Berry

Faculty Publications

Discusses the utilization of cultural identity and cultural experience of students as central referents in knowledge production by teacher-educators in the U.S. Role of autobiographies in knowledge construction; Information on engaged pedagogy; Reasons behind a few number of women of color who choose teaching as a profession; Advantages of knowing the cultural identity and experiences of students.


A Unified Design Framework For Learning Objects And Educational Discourse, David Wiley, Sandie Waters Jan 2005

A Unified Design Framework For Learning Objects And Educational Discourse, David Wiley, Sandie Waters

Faculty Publications

Instructional design is largely a matter of scope and sequence, and designing instruction with learning objections is no exception. Traditionally, learning objects are considered atomic units of educational content, and designing instruction with learning objects means scoping instructional messages and determining sequences for delivering the messages. We argue that instructional methods that rely heavily on social interaction can be implemented with learning objects when these are understood to be reusable scaffolds for scoping and sequencing what learners say to each other during instructional interactions.


Five Powerful Practices For Using Technology To Enhance Teaching And Learning In Higher Education, Charles R. Graham, Richard E. West Jan 2005

Five Powerful Practices For Using Technology To Enhance Teaching And Learning In Higher Education, Charles R. Graham, Richard E. West

Faculty Publications

This presentation reports the findings from our investigation of the professors designated as the most innovative users of technology at our university. After seeking nominations from department heads, we selected thirty-five of the most successful and innovative professors as case studies. After interviewing these cases, and in some instances observing their classes, we identified five major patterns that represented the positive impacts technology was having on their instruction. These patterns were evident in several cases across many different disciplines, indicating they might be generalizable to many different situations and contexts. In our interviews, we identified what technologies these professors were ...