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From Inference To Reasoning: The Construction Of Rationality, David Moshman Dec 2004

From Inference To Reasoning: The Construction Of Rationality, David Moshman

Department of Educational Psychology: Faculty Publications

Inference is elementary and ubiquitous: Cognition always goes beyond the data. Thinking—including problem solving, decision making, judgment, planning, and argumentation—is here defined as the deliberate application and coordination of one’s inferences to serve one’s purposes. Reasoning, in turn, is epistemologically self-constrained thinking in which the application and coordination of inferences is guided by a metacognitive commitment to what are deemed to be justifiable inferential norms. The construction of rationality, in this view, involves increasing consciousness and control of logical and other inferences. This metacognitive conception of rationality begins with logic rather than ending with it, and allows for developmental progress …


Acuta Enews December 2004, Vol. 33, No. 12 Dec 2004

Acuta Enews December 2004, Vol. 33, No. 12

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From the President............................. Tamara J . Closs, ACUTA President, Georgetown University

Tech Talk: Pseudowire............................ Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

Cell-Phone Directory to Be Published?

Web Tip: lnfo about and from ACUTA Events........................ Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Svcs. Mgr.

Member Sites to See 5 Board Report.................. Cormine Piscopo, Providence College

DC Update................ Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Welcome New Members


Lessons From The Interpretation/ Misinterpretation Of John Ogbu’S Scholarship, Edmund T. Hamann Dec 2004

Lessons From The Interpretation/ Misinterpretation Of John Ogbu’S Scholarship, Edmund T. Hamann

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: Faculty Publications

In November 2003, the Council on Anthropology and Education honored John Ogbu with the George and Louise Spindler Award, for exemplary and long-term contributions to educational anthropology. But in March 2003, a noted economist condemned Ogbu’s work as serving an “oppressive function.” In this paper, such contradictory instances are cited as the author recounts his encounters with Ogbu’s scholarship. Disparate assessments of Ogbu’s ideas and legacy raise important questions. What responsibility do educational anthropologists have for how their research is understood? Which aspects of Ogbu’s legacy should we hold onto as his work is interpreted in politicized and polarized ways?


Algorithmic Estimation Of Pauses In Extended Speech Samples Of Dysarthric And Typical Speech, Jordan R. Green, David R. Beukelman, Laura J. Ball Dec 2004

Algorithmic Estimation Of Pauses In Extended Speech Samples Of Dysarthric And Typical Speech, Jordan R. Green, David R. Beukelman, Laura J. Ball

Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders: Faculty Publications

The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity and performance of an algorithm designed to automatically extract pauses and speech timing information from connected speech samples. Speech samples were obtained from 10 people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 10 control speakers. Pauses were identified manually and algorithmically from digitally recorded recitations of a speech passage that was developed to improve the precision of pause boundary detection. The manual and algorithmic methods did not yield significantly different results. A stepwise analysis of three different pause detection parameters revealed that estimates of percent pause time were highly dependent on …


Diagnostic Assessment Of Childhood Apraxia Of Speech Using Automatic Speech Recognition (Asr) Methods, John-Paul Hosom, Lawrence Shriberg, Jordan R. Green Dec 2004

Diagnostic Assessment Of Childhood Apraxia Of Speech Using Automatic Speech Recognition (Asr) Methods, John-Paul Hosom, Lawrence Shriberg, Jordan R. Green

Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders: Faculty Publications

We report findings from two feasibility studies using automatic speech recognition (ASR) methods in childhood speech sound disorders. The studies evaluated and implemented the automation of two recently proposed diagnostic markers for suspected Apraxia of Speech (AOS) termed the Lexical Stress Ratio (LSR) and the Coefficient of Variation Ratio (CVR). The LSR is a weighted composite of amplitude area, frequency area , and duration in the stressed compared to the unstressed vowel as obtained from a speaker’s productions of eight trochaic word forms. Composite weightings for the three stress parameters were determined from a principal components analysis. The CVR expresses …


Numerical Integration Of Linear And Nonlinear Wave Equations, Laura Lynch Dec 2004

Numerical Integration Of Linear And Nonlinear Wave Equations, Laura Lynch

Department of Mathematics: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

We begin our study with an analysis of various numerical methods and boundary conditions on the well-known and well-studied advection and wave equations, in particular we look at the FTCS, Lax, Lax-Wendroff, Leapfrog, and Iterated Crank Nicholson methods with periodic, outgoing, and Dirichlet boundary conditions. We will then extend our study to the nonlinear equation gtt = gxx – gt2/g, introduced by Khoklov and Novikov. The nonlinearities are similar to those seen in General Relativity, and thus our analysis establishes the effects of numerical integration and boundary condition choices on the long-term stability …


Consultation With School Personnel, Susan M. Sheridan, Richard J. Cowan Nov 2004

Consultation With School Personnel, Susan M. Sheridan, Richard J. Cowan

Department of Educational Psychology: Faculty Publications

Consultation services in school settings is gaining increased recognition in research, training and practice, and is expanding to include a variety of related professionals as consultants (e.g., special educators, counseling psychologists, community psychologists, speech pathologists; Gutkin & Curtis, 1999). There also appears to be a trend in increased consultation between medical professionals (e.g., general physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists) and school personnel. Whereas the term consultation may have broad meanings across educational, medical, and psychological practice, one common feature is that consultation generally consists of two or more people working together to address concerns regarding a third-party client (Sheridan & Kratochwill, 1991). …


Board Of Directors Training, Heartland Center For Leadership Development Nov 2004

Board Of Directors Training, Heartland Center For Leadership Development

Heartland Center for Leadership Development Materials

Board of Directors Training

Roles and Responsibilities

Time Devoted to Six Basic Elements

Obstacles

Strategies

Ethics

Recruitment


Psychology In The Schools, School Psychology Review, School Psychology Quarterly And Journal Of Educational And Psychological Consultation Editors Collaborate To Chart School Psychology’S Past, Present, And “Futures”, Rik Carl D'Amato, Susan M. Sheridan, Leadelle Phelps, Emilia C. Lopez Nov 2004

Psychology In The Schools, School Psychology Review, School Psychology Quarterly And Journal Of Educational And Psychological Consultation Editors Collaborate To Chart School Psychology’S Past, Present, And “Futures”, Rik Carl D'Amato, Susan M. Sheridan, Leadelle Phelps, Emilia C. Lopez

Department of Educational Psychology: Faculty Publications

For the first time in the history of school psychology, four editors of journals with a school psychology readership are collaborating to offer our field extensive coverage of the recently held School Psychology Futures conference and to continue discussion on a variety of topics relevant to the professional practice of school psychology. This introduction briefly describes the special journal issues that will be or have been offered in Psychology in the Schools (PITS), School Psychology Review (SPR), School Psychology Quarterly (SPQ), and Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation (JEPC)on topics related to the conference. This information is provided in an …


Sola Scarab Workers Symposium 2004, Andrew Smith Nov 2004

Sola Scarab Workers Symposium 2004, Andrew Smith

University of Nebraska State Museum: Programs Information

Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting Salt Lake City, Utah. Sunday, 14 November 2004

Papers: Mapping patterns of beta-diversity for beetles across the western Amazon Basin: the Ceratocanthidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Terry Erwin, Department of Entomology, Smithsonian Institution
Fine leg morphology: could it be one step toward a more natural classification of Scarabaeinae? François Génier, Canadian Museum of Nature
Revision of the southern South American Glaphyridae. Shauna Hawkins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Allidiostomatinae and Aclopinae: tales of mystery and imagination from the Southern Hemisphere. Federico Ocampo, Mary Liz Jameson, University of Nebraska- Lincoln and David Hawks, University of California-Riverside
New World Aphodiinae: …


Acuta Enews November 2004, Vol. 33, No. 11 Nov 2004

Acuta Enews November 2004, Vol. 33, No. 11

ACUTA Newsletters

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From ACUTA Headquarters....................... Jeri A. Semer, CAE, Executive Director

Tech Talk........................ Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

Overheard on the Listserv: Revising Work-Flow Processes

Web Tip: Products and Services Search Available .... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Svcs. Mgr.

Providing Network and Voice Services to Remote Locations....................... Dave Barta, Univ. of Oregon

Board Report.......................... Carmine Piscopo, Providence College

DC Update.................. Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

Welcome New Members


Review Of Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman: What Men Know About Success That Women Need To Learn By Gail Evans., Amy Lee Andreassen Oct 2004

Review Of Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman: What Men Know About Success That Women Need To Learn By Gail Evans., Amy Lee Andreassen

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

In her book, Evans, now retired, attempted to define the "unwritten rules" in business. Her premise is that to get ahead in today's corporate environment, women need to understand and "play" by the rules written by men. Evans believes in the bottom line, "When it comes to business, most women are at a disadvantage. We're forced to guess, to improvise, to bluff. That is why so few of us play the game well, and even fewer find it fulfilling" (p. 7).


Women In History - Mary Parker Follett: A Leadership Theorist Ahead Of Her Time, Sandra L. Gaspar Oct 2004

Women In History - Mary Parker Follett: A Leadership Theorist Ahead Of Her Time, Sandra L. Gaspar

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

As a management and leadership voice in the 1920s and 30s, Mary Parker Follett was far ahead of her time (Burnier, 2003; Business Strategy Review, 2002; Harrington, 1999; Smith, 2002). Follett was born in 1868 in Quincy, Massachusetts and was educated at Radcliffe. She began her professional life as a social worker in Roxbury, an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse neighborhood outside Boston. She believed strongly in the power of diversity to enrich society and advocated the grass roots development of community-based organizations and adult education (Smith, 2002, p. 3). After 1908, she became involved in a movement to establish community …


Lagniappe, Marilyn L. Grady, Barbara Lacost Oct 2004

Lagniappe, Marilyn L. Grady, Barbara Lacost

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Two new features are introduced in this issue of the Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. We welcome a feature that will be known as Women in History. Sandy Gaspar provides the first entry for this section of the journal. We also introduce Harriet Gould's essay in the section of the journal that will be called Voices of Women in the Field.


Voices Of Women In The Field-S Is For Survival: Tips For Surviving Administrative Change, Harriet Gould Oct 2004

Voices Of Women In The Field-S Is For Survival: Tips For Surviving Administrative Change, Harriet Gould

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Superintendent tenure averages about five years in any district. With frequent turnover, most women leaders encounter many administrative changes during their careers. As the new super begins leading the district, stress, tension and even anger can develop. Team dynamics may fall apart or never develop. If this is the direction your administrative relationship is headed, these alphabet tips may be a helpful resource for survival.


Pioneer Women In Manitoba: Evidence Of Servant-Leadership, Carolyn Crippen Oct 2004

Pioneer Women In Manitoba: Evidence Of Servant-Leadership, Carolyn Crippen

Journal of Women in Educational Leadership

Leadership was characterized as patriarchal and hierarchical during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Pioneer women were often not credited with leadership qualities although many, including school teachers, journalists, suffragettes, healthcare workers, and social activists played an important role in the development of Manitoba communities. This study hypothesized that women were engaged in unrecognized leadership strategies within that contemporary culture. This research explored whether three particular Manitoba pioneer women, Margaret Scott (1855-1931), Margret Benedictsson (1866- 1956), and Jessie McDermott (1870-1950), did, in fact, practice a form of leadership. This leadership form was identified as servant leadership and defined by Robert …


Women In Honors Education: The Case Of Western Washington University, George Mariz Oct 2004

Women In Honors Education: The Case Of Western Washington University, George Mariz

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

This essay is concerned with women and their educational experience in an Honors Program, and with their educational choices. It deals briefly with the history of women in higher education in the Western world and in the light of this history compares WWU Honors women with historical trends, with men and women students in the institution, and with students nationally in terms of major choices and career aspirations. It is not an attempt to view Honors women’s education comprehensively nor to look at WWU women along side Honors women more generally. In fact, it is not possible to do so, …


Editorial Matter For Volume 5, Number 2, Ada Long, Dail Mullins Oct 2004

Editorial Matter For Volume 5, Number 2, Ada Long, Dail Mullins

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

Editorial Policy
Contents
Call for Papers
Submission Guidelines
Dedication to Bernice Braid
Editor's Introduction, Ada Long
About the Authors


The Impact Of Honors Programs On Undergraduate Academic Performance, Retention, And Graduation, John Cosgrove Oct 2004

The Impact Of Honors Programs On Undergraduate Academic Performance, Retention, And Graduation, John Cosgrove

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

This study examines the academic performance, retention, and degree-completion rates of two groups of honors students, those who completed all their honors program requirements (honors completers; n = 30) versus those students who started off in honors programs but did not complete these program requirements (partial honors students; n = 82). These two sets of honors students are then compared to a third group of similar students, those who had comparable pre-college academic credentials as the honors students, but who did not participate in an honors program (called high-ability students; n = 108). These three student groups entered three Pennsylvania …


Assessing Learning Style Differences Between Honors And Non-Honors Students, Scott Carnicom, Michael Clump Oct 2004

Assessing Learning Style Differences Between Honors And Non-Honors Students, Scott Carnicom, Michael Clump

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

What defines an “honors” student and what key differences, if any, exist between honors and non-honors students? One obvious difference exists in measures of academic achievement; college honors students, by virtue of typical admission criteria, have higher GPA’s and standardized test scores (Long & Lange, 2002). Consistent with these higher academic credentials, honors students have often been described as more autonomous, more responsible, and more motivated (Grangaard, 2003; Orban & Chalifoux, 2002; Palmer & Wohl, 1972). Additionally, honors students tend to demonstrate to a greater degree many behaviors that positively correlate with academic performance, such as skipping class less often, …


Ethics On An Honors College Campus: An Analysis Of Attitudes And Behaviors Of Honors Versus Non-Honors Students, Heather Blythe Oct 2004

Ethics On An Honors College Campus: An Analysis Of Attitudes And Behaviors Of Honors Versus Non-Honors Students, Heather Blythe

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

Since cheating, or academic dishonesty, has appeared to increase over the years, it is important to observe the “new” forms of cheating present within higher learning institutions. Earlier studies have shown conflicting evidence regarding the deterrence rate of an honor code system in higher learning institutions. This study looked at the Honors and non-Honors students’ beliefs and actions regarding the honor code, the internet, and suspect cheating behaviors. Surprisingly 81 (75%) students, both Honors and non- Honors, did not believe that the honor code prevents cheating, contrary to most literature. One other area of interest dealt with the internet and …


Emotional Intelligence And The Honors Student, Laird Edman Oct 2004

Emotional Intelligence And The Honors Student, Laird Edman

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

Over the past decade the construct of emotional intelligence has captured the public imagination and become a hot topic in the popular media. While the extravagant claims for the importance of emotional intelligence have little empirical support, evidence has been growing for the existence of the construct. This study is an attempt to relate emotional intelligence to the decision of first-year college students to enroll in an honors program.

A measure of emotional intelligence was devised made up of four different Likert-type scales measuring different components of the construct. These scales were administered to 72 freshman students at a selective, …


Qualities Honours Students Look For In Faculty And Courses, Marca V.C. Wolfensberger Oct 2004

Qualities Honours Students Look For In Faculty And Courses, Marca V.C. Wolfensberger

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

The main research questions that we answer in this article are: What are characteristics of honors students and how do they value teachers and courses? Does our theory-based learning context, which is supportive of autonomy, competence, and relatedness, actually correspond to the preferences of our honors students?


Academic And Social Effects Of Living In Honors Residence Halls, Anne Rinn Oct 2004

Academic And Social Effects Of Living In Honors Residence Halls, Anne Rinn

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

The impact of the residential environment in theories of college student development is often emphasized. Many researchers have studied the effects of on-campus living versus off-campus living, generally finding that living in residence halls is positively associated with both academic and social development. However, the study of gifted college students living in an honors residence hall is rarely addressed. This article examines the possible academic and social effects of living in an honors residence hall. Implications are discussed.


Creating A Culture Of Conducive Communication In Honors Seminars, Anne Marie Merline Oct 2004

Creating A Culture Of Conducive Communication In Honors Seminars, Anne Marie Merline

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

In his book “The Courage to Teach,” Parker Palmer discusses the various roles of the teacher in the college classroom. One facet he speaks about is the power that teachers possess: “teachers possess the power to create conditions that can help students learn a great deal.” I believe teachers who are student-centered know this and carry this out to the best of their ability. One issue that I agree with, but other instructors reject, is another point that Parker Palmer embraces. He also contends that “we must talk to each other about our inner lives. The lives of the students …


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council -- Volume 5, No. 2 -- Complete Issue Oct 2004

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council -- Volume 5, No. 2 -- Complete Issue

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

CONTENTS

Call for Papers
Submission Guidelines
Dedication to Bernice Braid
Editor’s Introduction -- Dail Mullins

THE PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF HONORS
Emotional Intelligence and the Honors Student -- Laird R. O. Edman and Sally Oakes Edman
Ethics on an Honors College Campus: An Analysis of Attitudes and Behaviors of Honors versus Non-Honors Students -- Heather L. Blythe
Assessing Learning Style Differences Between Honors and Non-Honors Students -- Scott Carnicom and Michael Clump
The Impact of Honors Programs on Undergraduate Academic Performance, Retention and Graduation -- John R. Cosgrove
Qualities Honours Students are Looking for in Faculty and Courses -- Marca …


Acuta Enews October 2004, Vol. 33, No. 10 Oct 2004

Acuta Enews October 2004, Vol. 33, No. 10

ACUTA Newsletters

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Streaming Video Patent lssue and Higher Ed........................... Doris Stock, Virginia Tech

ACUTA's Strategic Planning Process................................... Tamara Closs, ACUTA President, Georgetown Univ.

Tech Talk ................................. Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

Junk Faxes: FCC and/or Congress Poised to Provide Relief?............................... John J. Smith, Attorney

DC Update............................ Whitney Johnson, Retired, Northern Michigan Univ.

ACUTA Web Tip.................... Aaron Fuehrer, ACUTA Computer Services Manager

Welcome New Members


Peer Review Of Teaching Project: Tiaa-Cref Hesburgh Award Application, Paul Savory, Amy M. Goodburn, Amy Nelson Burnett Oct 2004

Peer Review Of Teaching Project: Tiaa-Cref Hesburgh Award Application, Paul Savory, Amy M. Goodburn, Amy Nelson Burnett

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering: Reports

The TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award recognizes exceptional faculty development programs designed to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning. This award is given each year to a program judged to have best met the three award criteria: significance of the program to higher education; appropriate program rationale; and successful results and impact on undergraduate teaching and student learning. in 2005, the Peer Review of Teaching Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was awarded a TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Certificate of Excellence in recognition of it being an exceptional faculty development program designed to enhance undergraduate student achievement.


Nefdc Exchange, Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 2004, New England Faculty Development Consortium Oct 2004

Nefdc Exchange, Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 2004, New England Faculty Development Consortium

NEFDC Exchange

Contents

Message from the President: The College is My Classroom - Thomas Edwards, Thomas College

Review of Robert Boice: Advice for New Faculty Members—Nihil nimus - Eric Kristensen, University of Ottawa

From the editors, Sue Barrett, Boston College, and Susan Pasquale, UMass Medical School

From Nepal to Iceland and Back Distance Learning Characteristics of Two Cultures - Karen A. Lemone, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Building Community with Technology - Elise Martin, Middlesex Community College, and Charles Kaminski, Berkshire Community College

Two Hours and Fifteen Minutes - Tom Thibodeau, New England Institute of Technology

Elections to NEFDC Board

Learning Disabilities in Higher …


Pod Network News, Fall 2004 Oct 2004

Pod Network News, Fall 2004

POD Network News

President's Column

POD's Strategic Planning Activities

POD Core Committee Self-Nomination

TIA Call for Manuscripts

Bright Idea Awards 2004 Call for Submissions

POD Represented at Two International Conferences

POD Conference Corner

An Invitation for POD Members to Participate in a National R & D Project

Other Conferences

Why Professors Don't Change

POD Network Grant Program 2004-2005 Call for Proposals

New Faces and Places

Books by POD Members

Newsletter Deadline

Connecting with POD

POD Core Committee Self-Nomination Instructions

Contacting the POD Office

29th Annual Conference: The POD Network

To Improve the Academy Reviewer Self-Nomination Form

POD Bright Idea Award 2004 Application Instructions …