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1994

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Study Of A Thematic Unit On Appalachian Cultural Heritage And Effect On Attendance And Attitude Toward School, Charlene Nunn Dec 1994

Study Of A Thematic Unit On Appalachian Cultural Heritage And Effect On Attendance And Attitude Toward School, Charlene Nunn

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

An applied project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Education Specialist at Morehead State University by Charlene Nunn on December 19, 1994.


A Study Of The Rhetoric Of Rachel Carson's Spoken Messages, Kellie Dean Crump Dec 1994

A Study Of The Rhetoric Of Rachel Carson's Spoken Messages, Kellie Dean Crump

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Communication by Kellie Dean Crump on December 8, 1994


Social Commentary In Three Novels By Edith Wharton, Michael A. Gillespie Dec 1994

Social Commentary In Three Novels By Edith Wharton, Michael A. Gillespie

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts by Michael A. Gillespie on December 8, 1994.


A Survey Of Source And Finished Water Supplies For Giardia Cysts And Cryptosporidium, Lisa Martin Sexton Dec 1994

A Survey Of Source And Finished Water Supplies For Giardia Cysts And Cryptosporidium, Lisa Martin Sexton

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Science and Technology at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Biology by Lisa Martin Sexton on December 1, 1994.


Gender Differences In Higher Education: A Comparison Of Males And Females Applying To Graduate School, Lynda Bennett Dec 1994

Gender Differences In Higher Education: A Comparison Of Males And Females Applying To Graduate School, Lynda Bennett

Masters Theses

The objective of this study was to determine in what ways male and female applicants to graduate school are similar or different. Secondary analysis was conducted on survey data which described attitudes and behavior of students admitted to graduate programs at Western Michigan University. The purpose was to assess the relationship between gender and curricula selected, likelihood of applying for and receiving financial aid, and the influence of marital status. Gender did have a statistically significant relationship with curricula selection and influence of marital status. Furthermore, it appeared that women graduate students find marriage to be a more limiting factor …


An Experimental Analysis Of Instructional Technologies Applied To The Three Contingency Model Of Performance Management, Judith S . Devoe Dec 1994

An Experimental Analysis Of Instructional Technologies Applied To The Three Contingency Model Of Performance Management, Judith S . Devoe

Dissertations

This research had four goals: (1) to refine the theory of performance management based on rule-governed behavior and refine the three-contingency model of performance. management, (2) to develop a university-level programmed instruction unit to teach the three-contingency model of performance management, (3) to test for functional independence between response classes—using concept-discrimination and concept-exemplification, and (4) to test a common assumption of programmed instruction— the necessity for active responding (this assumption was tested with both concept-discrimination training and concept-exemplification training).

Participants included fifty-nine undergraduates enrolled in a behavior analysis course. They were randomly assigned to one of four groups: (1) the …


An Exploration Of Students’ And Business Persons’ Ratings Of The Importance Of Writing Skills For Business Success, Miriam P. Coleman Dec 1994

An Exploration Of Students’ And Business Persons’ Ratings Of The Importance Of Writing Skills For Business Success, Miriam P. Coleman

Dissertations

The central question explored in this research was whether the perceptions of undergraduate students and business employers about the importance of writing skills for success in business differ from one another. Related questions were posed about the relationship of certain individual characteristics such as sex, student classification, and student institutional affiliation and their interactions to these perceptions.

Subjects were selected from both public and private institutions of higher education and 11 medium-sized businesses in western Michigan. Data collection was accomplished using two 30-item Likert-type Importance of Business Writing (IBW) questionnaires developed for obtaining information on the perceptions of subjects relative …


The Role Of The Gso Program In The Space Operations Career Field, Gregory J. Beloyne Dec 1994

The Role Of The Gso Program In The Space Operations Career Field, Gregory J. Beloyne

Theses and Dissertations

The number of Air Force officers graduating from the Air Force Institute of Technology's Graduate of Space Operations master's degree program is declining. Furthermore, the number of advanced academic degree jobs these officers fill within the Space Operations career field has been reduced. These events question the role the GSO program has in the Space operations career field. This research surveys the GSO populations to determine how useful their master's degrees have been in providing the skills and knowledge needed to fill the advanced degree positions. This research also addresses the number of officers entering the GSO program each year. …


A Follow-Up Study Of Graduates In Education/Counseling, Robbie Jean Moore Dec 1994

A Follow-Up Study Of Graduates In Education/Counseling, Robbie Jean Moore

Graduate Theses

This study ascertained what happened to the graduates of the Education/Counseling program at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. A questionnaire was mailed to 155 graduates from this program. 59 usable questionnaires were returned which determined what happened to the graduates after they received their degrees and what changes should be .considered for the program. Results showed that overall the program at UTPB is an adequate program and many of the respondents are working.in the field of counseling.


Instructional Planning And Teaching: Perceptions Of Practice And Department Expectations Of Principal Preparation Program Faculties, David L. Deweese Dec 1994

Instructional Planning And Teaching: Perceptions Of Practice And Department Expectations Of Principal Preparation Program Faculties, David L. Deweese

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study of principal preparation programs composing the Danforth Foundation Program for the Preparation of School Principals (DPPSP) was conducted to identify and compare the perceptions of program faculty and program coordinators of their respective instructional planning and teaching practices, and their like perceptions of department expectations of faculty regarding these same roles. Variables were constructed using a pilot survey with selected faculty who were members of the Southern Region Council for Education Administration. There were three major findings. Faculty and program coordinators ranked their perceptions of their own practice highly. Faculty and program coordinators ranked their perceptions of their …


A Comparative Analysis Of Distance Learning And Traditional Classroom Learning For Mas 602, Mas 603, And Mas 605 At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mark C. Lyden Sep 1994

A Comparative Analysis Of Distance Learning And Traditional Classroom Learning For Mas 602, Mas 603, And Mas 605 At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mark C. Lyden

Master's Theses - Daytona Beach

To be competitive for tuition dollars, ERAU's distance learning program must meet the needs and demands of prospective students. Consideration must be given to the quality of the instruction over a distance compared to the traditional classroom method. The results of this investigation provide additional information vis-a-vis to the quality of the off-campus programs. The group for the study will be 80 traditional university students and 145 distance learning students who have participated in MAS 602, MAS 603, or MAS 605. The descriptive approach was used to investigate this problem. Test and assignment scores of the two groups were examined …


Demonstration Of A Benchmarking Technique To Compare Graduate Education Level Of Air Force Project Managers And Selected Benchmarking Partners, William D. Beatty, David H. Kelley Sep 1994

Demonstration Of A Benchmarking Technique To Compare Graduate Education Level Of Air Force Project Managers And Selected Benchmarking Partners, William D. Beatty, David H. Kelley

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis demonstrated a benchmarking technique to support determining graduate education requirements for officers in the Acquisition Program Management utilization field. The technique is also applicable to other Air Force career fields. The USAF currently uses the Graduate Education Management System GEMS to quantify officer graduate education requirements. Weaknesses in the GEMS-based process include the inability to address future technologies, vulnerability to inconsistency and change, and confusion of training with education. AFIT developed and recommended an alternative requirements determination approach that relies on benchmarking. This thesis reviewed literature on benchmarking principles. The research methodology developed and implemented benchmarking procedures to …


An Analysis Of The Usefulness Of Graduate Education To Contracting Professionals As Perceived By Graduates And Their Supervisors, Ursula J. Woodson, Kimberly L. Yoder Sep 1994

An Analysis Of The Usefulness Of Graduate Education To Contracting Professionals As Perceived By Graduates And Their Supervisors, Ursula J. Woodson, Kimberly L. Yoder

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to assess the usefulness of graduate education to contracting professionals as perceived by graduates and their supervisors. Based on a list of 22 skills used by contracting professionals, graduates and their supervisors were surveyed to determine to what extent graduates possess these skills, developed these skills in their graduate degree program, and use these skills in the performance of their jobs. Air Force Institute of Technology Contracting Management Graduates since 1988 and contracting professionals with masters degrees within the Air Force Materiel Command were identified for this study. As a result of this study, …


A Comparative Study Of Activities Of Daily Living Levels Of Catholic Nuns In A Motherhouse Nursing Home And Mainstream Women In A Community Nursing Home, Betty Ann Ray Duke Aug 1994

A Comparative Study Of Activities Of Daily Living Levels Of Catholic Nuns In A Motherhouse Nursing Home And Mainstream Women In A Community Nursing Home, Betty Ann Ray Duke

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts by Betty Ann Ray Duke on August 31, 1994


Winnetka-6 (Original Writing), Bettina E. Sobey Aug 1994

Winnetka-6 (Original Writing), Bettina E. Sobey

UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations

A collection of short stories set in a Midwestern suburb during the 1950's. The stories will deal with communication, perspectives, and interactions of characters as they relate to each other and the society around them during this period.


High On A Horse, John Preston Aug 1994

High On A Horse, John Preston

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English by John Preston in August of 1994.


Elitism Versus Streetism: An Examination Of Bias Toward White Collar Offenders In The Criminal Justice System, Yasmin Shiraz Ward Aug 1994

Elitism Versus Streetism: An Examination Of Bias Toward White Collar Offenders In The Criminal Justice System, Yasmin Shiraz Ward

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts by Yasmin Shiraz Ward in August of 1994.


A Teacher's Portfolio, Florence Louise Prater Jul 1994

A Teacher's Portfolio, Florence Louise Prater

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English by Florence Louise Prater in July of 1994.


Faculty Development Programs And Evaluation In American Colleges And Universities, Antonio Nicolas Rubino Jun 1994

Faculty Development Programs And Evaluation In American Colleges And Universities, Antonio Nicolas Rubino

Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to determine (a) the importance and frequency of offering of personal, instructional, curriculum, research, academic advising, and organizational development programs in universities and colleges in the United States; and (b) the types and times of evaluation of faculty development practices. Types of evaluation studied included measuring participant satisfaction, participant learning, on the- job behavior, and organizational effects. Times of evaluation included during the implementation of the practice, evaluation immediately after the implementation, and evaluation a month or more after the implementation.

A sample of 195 faculty developers from research, doctorate-granting, and comprehensive universities, and …


A Study Of Tuition In Public Comprehensive Universities And Colleges: A Model For Analyzing Factors That Affect Tuition, Michael J. Roy Jun 1994

A Study Of Tuition In Public Comprehensive Universities And Colleges: A Model For Analyzing Factors That Affect Tuition, Michael J. Roy

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to ascertain how enrollment and financial factors affect tuition at public comprehensive universities and colleges, and to determine the relative influences that these factors are likely to have on future tuition levels.

The study methodology included the analysis of 4 years of tuition, enrollment, and financial data for fiscal years 1987 through 1990 of public comprehensive universities and colleges located within the contiguous 48 states of the United States. In each of the 4 years being studied, approximately 300 institutions completed the IPEDS surveys to allow them to be included in the study.

The …


Training Graduate Student Writing Teachers: Composition History, Theory, And Application, Gwendolyn L. Gray May 1994

Training Graduate Student Writing Teachers: Composition History, Theory, And Application, Gwendolyn L. Gray

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts by Gwendolyn L. Gray on May 18, 1994.


All That's Fit To Print: A Practical Manual For High School Newspaper Advisors, Donna M. Willis May 1994

All That's Fit To Print: A Practical Manual For High School Newspaper Advisors, Donna M. Willis

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Communications by Donna M. Wills on May 2, 1994.


Young Women Who Marry Early And Attend The Community College: Factors Which Influence The Completion Of Associate Degrees, Donald K. Bartholomay May 1994

Young Women Who Marry Early And Attend The Community College: Factors Which Influence The Completion Of Associate Degrees, Donald K. Bartholomay

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate, through in-depth interviews, those factors which served to motivate early marriage women in the attainment of associate degrees and to identify characteristics of early marriage women who were successful in completing associate degrees. The details obtained from these interviews were interpreted and their meanings used to generate propositions and implications about the completion of associate degrees by this group of students. In-depth interviews were conducted with 28 early marriage women (informants) who either completed associate degrees or were within 12 semester hours of completing an associate degree. In addition, 15 in-depth interviews …


Marketing Acceptance And Its Relationship To Selected Institutional Characteristics In Higher Education Institutions, Melanie G. Narkawicz May 1994

Marketing Acceptance And Its Relationship To Selected Institutional Characteristics In Higher Education Institutions, Melanie G. Narkawicz

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the level of acceptance of marketing by colleges and universities in the United States. It was based upon the "Four Stage Model Reflecting the Acceptance of Marketing in Higher Education Institutions" developed by Simmons and Laczniak (1992). The primary purposes of this study were to validate the model and to identify the operational level of marketing acceptance at colleges and universities. Secondary purposes were to determine if the level of acceptance differed according to source of control/affiliation (public v. private), highest level of degree awarded (associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctors), regional location, urban location, and institutional size. Variables …


Planned Change In Higher Education: A Case Study Of The Nassp Alliance For Developing School Leaders, Penny L. Smith May 1994

Planned Change In Higher Education: A Case Study Of The Nassp Alliance For Developing School Leaders, Penny L. Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The problem was that much effort was being put into an alliance for preparing school leaders with little evidence concerning how effective such groups were in promoting positive change. The purpose of this study was to provide a historical background for the National Alliance for Developing School Leaders that included the rationale for the endeavor, the identification of key actors and their roles, and perceived changes resulting from Alliance affiliation. The information gleaned from the study was intended to answer the formulated research questions. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and through examination of relevant documents. Data were coded and …


A Socio-Historic Analysis Of The Multicultural Education Movement And Its Relationship With Higher Education, Barbara D. Muncey Apr 1994

A Socio-Historic Analysis Of The Multicultural Education Movement And Its Relationship With Higher Education, Barbara D. Muncey

Masters Theses

The focus of this thesis is a socio-historic analysis of the multicultural education movement and its relationship with Higher Education. This research has four objectives: (1) to identify the multicultural education movement as a social movement; (2) to identify the historical background of the multicultural education movement and explain its relationship to the social movements of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s; (3) to identify and discuss the social theories developed to explain and understand these movements and their relationship to each other; and (4) to review and analyze data gathered concerning the impact of the multicultural education movement on higher …


D-Q University: A History And Case Study, Mary Josephine Berger Jan 1994

D-Q University: A History And Case Study, Mary Josephine Berger

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

In the United States, despite the large number and a seeming variety in types of colleges and universities, most people hold an image of the typical college, and most innovative institutions are variations on that theme. A truly different institution, however, challenges our assumptions about numerous aspects of higher education.;A tribal college without a tribe, a "university" offering only two-year degrees, an institution that values a Celestial Wheel as much as a biology laboratory: D-Q University is unique. This study attempts to answer basic descriptive questions about this institution, through analysis of documents, observation of the facilities and classes, and …


Wishlist Or Reality? The Committee On The Future Of The Virginia Community College System And Its Report, "Toward The Year 2000", Elizabeth Hinton Crowther Jan 1994

Wishlist Or Reality? The Committee On The Future Of The Virginia Community College System And Its Report, "Toward The Year 2000", Elizabeth Hinton Crowther

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study analyzes the Committee on the Future of the Virginia Community College System and its report, Toward the Year 2000: The Future of the Virginia Community College System, to determine if the committee product is an effective report that identified pertinent issues and is still used as a basis for planning. Research on the role of commission work in higher education indicates a dearth in scholarship about the subject. This study is conducted through an ethnographic examination of the committee process and an hermeneutic study of the report. Janet Johnson and Laurence Marcus' (1986) model for commission effectiveness is …


The Financial Reality Of College Sports Programs, Robert Alan Lowe Jan 1994

The Financial Reality Of College Sports Programs, Robert Alan Lowe

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


The Cognitive Connection: Contextual Learning Through The Integration Of Community College Vocational And Academic Curricula, Richard Betancourt Jan 1994

The Cognitive Connection: Contextual Learning Through The Integration Of Community College Vocational And Academic Curricula, Richard Betancourt

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.