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Invited Submission To The Parliament Of Victoria Education And Training Committee Inquiry Into Geographical Differences In The Rate In Which Victorian Students Participate In Higher Education, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards Aug 2012

Invited Submission To The Parliament Of Victoria Education And Training Committee Inquiry Into Geographical Differences In The Rate In Which Victorian Students Participate In Higher Education, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


2008 Winter Commencement, Nova Southeastern University Dec 2008

2008 Winter Commencement, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Nerche Updates, Volume 5, Issue 1, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston Dec 2008

Nerche Updates, Volume 5, Issue 1, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston

NERCHE Bulletin

No abstract provided.


Twelve-Month Administrative Leadership Development Program At The University Of Missouri: Perceived Outcomes By Staff Participants And Participants' Supervisors, Lea-Ann Morton Dec 2008

Twelve-Month Administrative Leadership Development Program At The University Of Missouri: Perceived Outcomes By Staff Participants And Participants' Supervisors, Lea-Ann Morton

Dissertations

This study examined the perceived outcomes of a national institute or internship program focused on leadership development at a postsecondary institution by conducting in-depth, qualitative interviews with participants who completed the program and supervisors who oversee these participants in the workplace. The program selected for study was the Administrative Leadership Development Program (ALDP) hosted by the University of Missouri. The perceived outcomes by both populations converged and were identified as Feeling Valued, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, and Skill Development. The data indicated perceived outcomes by ALDP participants and participants? supervisors were positive in nature and observable differences in participant performance occurred. …


Swinging Bridge - December 11, 2008, Alison Stratton Dec 2008

Swinging Bridge - December 11, 2008, Alison Stratton

Student Newspapers & Magazines

No abstract provided.


Setting Language Standards In Higher Education: Is Compromising A False Economy?, Sacha Develle Dec 2008

Setting Language Standards In Higher Education: Is Compromising A False Economy?, Sacha Develle

Dr Sacha DeVelle

No abstract provided.


Can Rote Learners Be Transformed Into Critical Thinkers Through A Concept – Mapping Intervention?, Raisa B. Gul, Shanaz Hussein Cassum, Khairulnissa Ajani Dec 2008

Can Rote Learners Be Transformed Into Critical Thinkers Through A Concept – Mapping Intervention?, Raisa B. Gul, Shanaz Hussein Cassum, Khairulnissa Ajani

Book Chapters / Conference Papers

Critical thinking is an important outcome of higher education in any discipline. International literature reveals that teaching strategies—such as reflections, self-directed learning, questioning, and concept mapping—which ask for active engagement of students in their learning, foster critical thinking. Social context of the learning environment, and the instructor’s competence and approach to teaching also influence students’ critical thinking abilities. Contrary to the required teaching practices, didactic teaching and rote learning are still prevalent in most teaching institutions and disciplines in Pakistan. The focus of this paper is to report on the process and findings of a quasi-experimental study in which students …


The La Crosse Promise: Economic Impact Study, George A. Erickcek Dec 2008

The La Crosse Promise: Economic Impact Study, George A. Erickcek

Reports

The Upjohn Institute conducted an economic impact study of a universal, place-based scholarship program for La Crosse, Wisconsin. This study examines the possibility of developing a program similar to the Kalamazoo Promise for the La Crosse area. The La Crosse area is facing a population decline, growing concentrations of low-income students, an aging infrastructure in the region’s largest school district, and regional sprawl that is consuming farmland and natural assets while creating new challenges of congestion and service delivery. As a response to these issues, this study explores the potential impact of a universal, place-based scholarship program.


Swinging Bridge - November 20, 2008, Alison Stratton Nov 2008

Swinging Bridge - November 20, 2008, Alison Stratton

Student Newspapers & Magazines

No abstract provided.


Swinging Bridge - November 6, 2008, Alison Stratton Nov 2008

Swinging Bridge - November 6, 2008, Alison Stratton

Student Newspapers & Magazines

No abstract provided.


Seen In A New Light: Patterns Of Adult Participation In Higher Education, David S. Stein, Lynn A. Trinko, Constance E. Wanstreet Oct 2008

Seen In A New Light: Patterns Of Adult Participation In Higher Education, David S. Stein, Lynn A. Trinko, Constance E. Wanstreet

Adult Education Research Conference

This study identified length of time out of school and institutional support among the factors associated with the decision to enroll in a higher education degree program. The study suggests that considering participation in the context of social capital can help adult educators better understand enrollment decisions.


Attitudes Of University Students Toward Individuals With Exceptionalities And Inclusive Practices: A Baseline Analysis Of Students Enrolled In The Introductory Course, Maureen Walsh, Sheila Dove Jones, James Krause, Emeka Obiozor, Angela Pang, Deborah Stryker, Barbara Wert, Barbara Wilson, Walter Zilz, Eileen Astor-Stetson Oct 2008

Attitudes Of University Students Toward Individuals With Exceptionalities And Inclusive Practices: A Baseline Analysis Of Students Enrolled In The Introductory Course, Maureen Walsh, Sheila Dove Jones, James Krause, Emeka Obiozor, Angela Pang, Deborah Stryker, Barbara Wert, Barbara Wilson, Walter Zilz, Eileen Astor-Stetson

NERA Conference Proceedings 2008

This research is investigating Bloomsburg University students’ attitudes toward individuals with exceptionalities and inclusive practices. Members of the “Introduction Course Teaching Team” are collaboratively conducting a mixed methodological study using pre and post-survey data from the Sentiments, Attitudes and Concerns about Inclusive Education Scale (quantitative data) and content analysis data of students’ essays entitled Personal Belief Statements on Inclusive Practices (qualitative data) in order to determine the variables that influence attitudes. Since the Introductory Course at Bloomsburg University includes a large number of students from various academic backgrounds, this large, diversified sample may be reflective of attitudes of the general …


Swinging Bridge - October 23, 2008, Alison Stratton Oct 2008

Swinging Bridge - October 23, 2008, Alison Stratton

Student Newspapers & Magazines

No abstract provided.


Weaving The Curriculum Tapestry: Modifying Upper Level Courses To Facilitate Integration Across The Geology Program, Charles W. Carrigan, Priscilla Field Skalac Oct 2008

Weaving The Curriculum Tapestry: Modifying Upper Level Courses To Facilitate Integration Across The Geology Program, Charles W. Carrigan, Priscilla Field Skalac

Faculty Scholarship – Geology

Having observed students' frequent struggles to acquire mastery of content and skills in upper-level geology courses, we noted students fail to weave together the diverse strands that produce a well-educated geoscientist. After observing students’ struggles to keep up with new content and skills, we determined a course of action that includes application of best pedagogy based on educational research. We incorporate a technique of spiraling basic content and skills across the geology curriculum: content and skills introduced in the entry-level geology course are intentionally reviewed and referenced in each upper-level course.


Facilitating Integration Across The Geology Program: Applying "Weaving The Curriculum" To Petrology And Structural Geology Courses, Charles W. Carrigan, Priscilla Field Skalac Oct 2008

Facilitating Integration Across The Geology Program: Applying "Weaving The Curriculum" To Petrology And Structural Geology Courses, Charles W. Carrigan, Priscilla Field Skalac

Faculty Scholarship – Geology

Students often encounter difficulty with advanced material in upper-level geology courses. We identified several trends that arise at the beginning of upper-level courses including difficulty in connecting introductory course material to deeper content, integrating skills and knowledge from supporting courses, and integrating material between upper-level courses. Redesigning upper-level courses, we intentionally incorporate relevant material from introductory geoscience courses into upper-level courses, such that students are re-exposed to fundamental concepts they need to master as more advanced concepts are taught.


Swinging Bridge - October 7, 2008, Alison Stratton Oct 2008

Swinging Bridge - October 7, 2008, Alison Stratton

Student Newspapers & Magazines

No abstract provided.


The Nova Southeastern Lawyer, Fall 2008, Volume 12, Number 10, Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center Oct 2008

The Nova Southeastern Lawyer, Fall 2008, Volume 12, Number 10, Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center

Nova Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Corporatization Of American Education: Analyzing The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction And Productivity Among University Professors, Benjamin Marte Oct 2008

The Corporatization Of American Education: Analyzing The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction And Productivity Among University Professors, Benjamin Marte

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The relationship between job satisfaction and productivity is one that has been examined at great length over the years. Consider Locke’s claim that as of 1976, approximately 3,350 articles on this topic were in circulation (Okpara 2004). In 1992 Cranny et al. reported the existence of at least 5,000 of such manuscripts (Okpara 2004). Numerous studies have been conducted in this field of inquiry, and this paper endeavors to build upon that collective effort. Here, the focus is on the relationship between job satisfaction and productivity among the professors of a major research university in south Florida; while its scope …


Saving The University On His Own Time: Stanley Fish, Service-Learning, And Knowledge Legitimation In The Academy, Dan W. Butin Oct 2008

Saving The University On His Own Time: Stanley Fish, Service-Learning, And Knowledge Legitimation In The Academy, Dan W. Butin

Education Faculty Publications

Review Essay of Stanley's Fish's book Save the World on Your Own Time,
NewYork, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008


Review Of The Davenport Promise Concept, George A. Erickcek, Sarah M. Klerk, Brad R. Watts Sep 2008

Review Of The Davenport Promise Concept, George A. Erickcek, Sarah M. Klerk, Brad R. Watts

Reports

The Davenport Promise would provide college scholarships for students living in the City of Davenport. The scholarship can be used to attend any accredited vocational training institute, college, or university of the student's choice. This report provides estimates of the potential fiscal impact of the Davenport Promise on the City of Davenport and the Davenport Public Schools under several alternative scenarios.


Employer Perceptions Of Online Degrees: A Literature Review, Norina L. Columbaro, Catherine H. Monaghan Sep 2008

Employer Perceptions Of Online Degrees: A Literature Review, Norina L. Columbaro, Catherine H. Monaghan

Adult Education Research Conference

This literature review explores the research about the perception of online degrees by potential employers or “gatekeepers” in comparison with those earned in a traditional format. This is important because these perceptions can affect the employment opportunities or lack thereof of students and, in turn, institutions.


Attracting The Bright And Committed Into Teaching: Political Rhetoric Or Practical Reality?, Anne Graham, Renata Phelps, Berenice Kerr, Lee Macmaster Sep 2008

Attracting The Bright And Committed Into Teaching: Political Rhetoric Or Practical Reality?, Anne Graham, Renata Phelps, Berenice Kerr, Lee Macmaster

Dr Renata Phelps

This article reports on a university developed board endorsed course (UDBEC), which allows higher school certificate (HSC) students to undertake two units of an undergraduate teaching degree as part of their final year of schooling. The course, Springboard into teaching, is a collaborative initiative of the School of Education at Southern Cross University (SCU) and the Catholic education office (CEO) in Lismore, New South Wales (NSW). The course aimed to attract students to the teaching profession, and targeted motivated and high achieving students with an interest in studying teaching at the local university. This article describes Springboard into teaching, and …


Tertiary Educator Identity: We Know Who We Are, Shelley Kinash, Stephen Hughes Aug 2008

Tertiary Educator Identity: We Know Who We Are, Shelley Kinash, Stephen Hughes

Professor Shelley Kinash

To inform a coherent pedagogy through examined identity as professor requires more than constructing a list of personal descriptors. This paper challenges the dominant discourse through examining identity as fluid, situated and relational. A deep inquiry into tertiary educator identity is grounded in the first author‘s own defining moments within academia, as well as reflective analysis of literature situated within the context of Australian higher education.


Programme Oriented And Institutional Oriented Approaches To Quality Assurance: New Developments And Mixed Approaches, Deirdre Lillis, Tara Ryan Aug 2008

Programme Oriented And Institutional Oriented Approaches To Quality Assurance: New Developments And Mixed Approaches, Deirdre Lillis, Tara Ryan

Articles

This paper considers the programme validation arrangements in place in one half of the Irish higher education sector. It outlines how responsibility for programme validation can be safely delegated to Institutions within a robust overarching framework for quality assurance. It compares programme validation in Institutions with self awarding status with Institutions that have their programmes validated by a national Awarding agency. The paper concludes that when programme validation in Ireland and (potentially) across Europe is examined more closely, processes that appear to be very different on the surface can be quite similar in reality. From a philosophical perspective it appears …


A Critical Analysis Of The University Of Georgia's Response To The United States Supreme Court Decisions In Grutter V. Bollinger And Gratz V. Bollinger, Rodney S. Lyn Jul 2008

A Critical Analysis Of The University Of Georgia's Response To The United States Supreme Court Decisions In Grutter V. Bollinger And Gratz V. Bollinger, Rodney S. Lyn

Educational Policy Studies Dissertations

Minority enrollments at selective colleges and universities have historically been low. Affirmative action programs have been a primary driver for increasing enrollments. These programs were called into question in the Grutter and Gratz US Supreme Court cases (2003). The Court’s opinions in these cases provide direction for institutions in setting admissions policy. Using a qualitative methodology, this study examined the University of Georgia’s response to the Grutter and Gratz Supreme Court decisions. The study utilized data from interviews with UGA officials, as well as documentary evidence, to chronologically reconstruct the actions that UGA initiated following the Grutter and Gratz decisions. …


Harnessing Educational Cooperation In The Eas For Regional Competitiveness And Community Building, Phillip Mckenzie, Robert Horne, Andrew Dowling, Adrian Beavis Jul 2008

Harnessing Educational Cooperation In The Eas For Regional Competitiveness And Community Building, Phillip Mckenzie, Robert Horne, Andrew Dowling, Adrian Beavis

International Education Research

At the Second East Asia Summit (EAS) meeting held in 2007, the 16 Country Leaders agreed to strengthen regional educational cooperation. Acting on behalf of the EAS, the ASEAN Secretariat has commissioned this project to develop strategies for EAS participants to enhance regional economic competitiveness and strengthen community building in a balanced and sustainable manner through cooperation in education. The project’s scope encompasses regional cooperation in basic education (primary and secondary), technical and vocational education and training, and higher education. This report draws on a literature review of experiences with international educational cooperation, analysis of published data, consultations with education …


2008 Commencement - Master Of Science Degree In Health Law Celebration Ceremony, Nova Southeastern University Jul 2008

2008 Commencement - Master Of Science Degree In Health Law Celebration Ceremony, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


The Major Influences Of The Boundless-Extended Family System On The Professional Experiences Of Black Zimbabwean Women Leaders In Higher Education, Miriam Chitiga Jul 2008

The Major Influences Of The Boundless-Extended Family System On The Professional Experiences Of Black Zimbabwean Women Leaders In Higher Education, Miriam Chitiga

Faculty Working Papers from the School of Education

The article examines the major influences of the black Zimbabwean boundless- extended family system on the professional trajectories of women leaders working within the higher education system of Zimbabwe. The study is based on in-depth interviews conducted with thirty female leaders who shared information about their major family responsibilities. Using an analytical framework that facilitates a critical analysis of the evidence, the paper discusses the persisting significance of the interdependent systems of social stratification, namely race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and class in the private and public spheres of the female leaders. In an effort to preserve the nuances, essence, …


Gifted University Students: Last Chance To ‘Come Out Of The Closet', Rozz Albon, Tony Jewels Jul 2008

Gifted University Students: Last Chance To ‘Come Out Of The Closet', Rozz Albon, Tony Jewels

Rozz Albon

If, as some people believe, university teaching is all about allowing or enabling students to attain their full potential, rather than merely creating more ‘bricks in the wall’, gifted students provide a particularly thorny problem for teaching academics in the contemporary university environment. Many gifted students, by the time they reach university, have long since established, in their attempts to ‘fit in’, how to hide their special talents. A university environment may well be the final formal opportunity for gifted students to be accepted as such, and most importantly, for them to take better advantage of these capabilities in their …


New Perspectives On Academic Leadership Moving The Research Agenda, Sabine Hotho, Jim Mcgoldrick, Alastair Work Jul 2008

New Perspectives On Academic Leadership Moving The Research Agenda, Sabine Hotho, Jim Mcgoldrick, Alastair Work

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of this paper is threefold: 1. to expand the theory base underpinning academic leadership and HRD; 2. to expand theoretical frameworks to challenge prevailing myths about the ‘unwilling academic manager’; 3. to open up new research avenues and questions which have a better chance of constructively supporting HRD practice in HE.