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Creating A Culture Of Meaningful Evaluation In Public Libraries: Moving Beyond Quantitative Metrics, Bill Irwin, Paul St-Pierre Jul 2015

Creating A Culture Of Meaningful Evaluation In Public Libraries: Moving Beyond Quantitative Metrics, Bill Irwin, Paul St-Pierre

Bill Irwin

The current state of practice sees public libraries, like all public institutions, enduring funding challenges within the dominant political-economic environment, which is shaped by the tenets of new public management and the neoliberal audit society. Libraries, feeling threatened and unsure about their future stability, seek new ways to demonstrate their value. However, they face institutional cultural constraints when attempting to introduce new assessment methods to meet this challenge. The new dynamics require them to go beyond output measures (counts). With research findings supported by survey and interview data from Ontario public libraries, and in agreement with the current literature on ...


One Haccp, Two Approaches: Experiences With And Perceptions Of The Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points (Haccp) Food Safety Management Systems In The Us And The Eu, Richard Hyde, A. Bryce Hoflund, Michelle Pautz Apr 2015

One Haccp, Two Approaches: Experiences With And Perceptions Of The Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points (Haccp) Food Safety Management Systems In The Us And The Eu, Richard Hyde, A. Bryce Hoflund, Michelle Pautz

Michelle Pautz

This paper explores the differences in the use of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system to manage food safety risks in the food chain from farm to fork in the EU and the US. In particular, this paper investigates the current uses and potential expansion of HACCP as a mechanism for the delivery of safe agricultural products, particularly safe produce. It considers not only whether HACCP systems are the best mode of governance for delivering safe food, and describes why HACCP has achieved an important role in the regulatory framework that governs food safety, but asks why this ...


Portland State 20/20 Newsletter, Strategic Planning Development Team, Portland State University. Office Of The President Dec 2014

Portland State 20/20 Newsletter, Strategic Planning Development Team, Portland State University. Office Of The President

Newsletters

This issue of the newsletter provides updates on the strategic planning process, including recent activity and coming events, highlighted by the working draft of the new vision statement for Portland State University.


Research Request: Mission Statements Of Urban Serving Universities, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Research Request: Mission Statements Of Urban Serving Universities, Strategic Planning Development Team

Resource Archive

The Strategic Planning Development Team was tasked with gathering, sorting and presenting in various modes the Mission statements of the membership of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and PSU’s OUS peer group. This report compiles these into one document, and also summarizes the data in word clouds. Finally, the first draft of PSU's vision statement is presented, with representative mission statements thought by Coraggio Group to be suitable for PSU.


Vision And Mission Statement Drafts, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Vision And Mission Statement Drafts, Strategic Planning Development Team

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Rough drafts of the new mission and vision statements put together by the Strategic Planning Development Team, as well as notes on the Topic Teams document


Project Management Plan, Strategic Planning Development Team, Portland State University. Office Of The President Dec 2014

Project Management Plan, Strategic Planning Development Team, Portland State University. Office Of The President

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A project management plan for the Portland State 20/20 Strategic Planning Project 2014-2015, in which goals, roles and responsibilities, issue resolution procedures, deliverables and other components of the plan are detailed. The appendix contains the Board of Trustees resolution calling for a new strategic plan.


Strategic Planning Development Team Meeting Notes 12/16/2014, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Strategic Planning Development Team Meeting Notes 12/16/2014, Strategic Planning Development Team

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The opening of the meeting started with the meeting agenda. The budget presentation was scheduled for a date in January. Members of the Strategic Planning Development Team presented a series of questions to the attendees of the meeting to reflect on the purpose and reasons behind the Strategic Plan.


Homework And Communications Slides 12/16/2014, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Homework And Communications Slides 12/16/2014, Strategic Planning Development Team

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Brief presentation containing contact information and assigned homework for the Strategic Planning Development Team.


Current Psu Mission Statement, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Current Psu Mission Statement, Strategic Planning Development Team

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This document consists solely of the existing 2014 Portland State University mission statement.


President's Faculty Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

President's Faculty Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning Development Team

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Evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of PSU and what qualities are desired for the PSU of tomorrow, compiled by the President's Faculty Advisory Committee.


Examination Of Capital Murder Jurors’ Deliberations: Methods And Issues, Keith Price, Susan Coleman, Gary R. Byrd Dec 2014

Examination Of Capital Murder Jurors’ Deliberations: Methods And Issues, Keith Price, Susan Coleman, Gary R. Byrd

Administrative Issues Journal

The study of capital juries remains a subject of critical interest for the public and for legislative and judicial policy makers as well as legal scholars and social scientists. Cowan, Thompson, and Ellsworth established one of the standard methodologies for examination of this topic in their 1984 seminal study by observing the subjects’ debate about conviction in a death penalty case utilizing mock juries; other scholars employed different techniques to add more information in the late 1990s. Yet, the question of death qualification and prosecutorial bias remains open to inquiry. This preliminary study found evidence to support bias toward conviction ...


Portland State 20/20 Newsletter, Strategic Planning Development Team, Portland State University. Office Of The President Dec 2014

Portland State 20/20 Newsletter, Strategic Planning Development Team, Portland State University. Office Of The President

Newsletters

This issue of the newsletter describes current activities related to the strategic planning process, including creation of a new vision statement and revision of PSU's mission statement.


Discovering A Gold Mine Of U.S. Government Information: Exploring The Hathitrust Catalog And Its Rich Veins, Bert Chapman Dec 2014

Discovering A Gold Mine Of U.S. Government Information: Exploring The Hathitrust Catalog And Its Rich Veins, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

The Hathitrust Catalog provides researchers at member institutions with exponentially expanded access to historical U.S. Government information resources. This presentation describes how researchers can use this resource to conduct substantive research using government information resources on public policy issues such as Internal Revenue Service program problems, infectious diseases such as Ebola, and U.S. foreign relations with the former Soviet Union/Russian Federation.


Vision Statement Research, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Vision Statement Research, Strategic Planning Development Team

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This document is a compilation of mission and vision statements from a number of other urban universities in the United States.


Homework And Communications Slides 12-2-2014, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Homework And Communications Slides 12-2-2014, Strategic Planning Development Team

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Two presentation slides containing 5 questions for the group to consider and respond to, and an exhortation to review and comment on the Strategic Plan Project Management Plan.


Strategic Planning Development Team Meeting Notes 12/2/14, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Strategic Planning Development Team Meeting Notes 12/2/14, Strategic Planning Development Team

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A summary of previous meetings which also addressed further progress of the strategic plan. The group reinforced that Wim Wiewel is present as an observer, not an active member. Coraggio representatives presented their findings and presented what is needed for further advancement in the project. The SPDT questioned the foundation of Portland State University--whether it is too selective or not selective enough--but the team come to a consensus that regardless of selectivity, the students enrolled need to receive the help they need to succeed. Four members of the committee, Crespo, Seltzer, Ruth and Williams, are tasked with crafting a vision ...


Current Mission Statement And Vision Statement, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Current Mission Statement And Vision Statement, Strategic Planning Development Team

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This document contains the existing Mission and Vision statements for Portland State University, as generated in the previous strategic planning process. Includes main themes from the ALPS and vision themes from interviews.


Portland State 20/20 – Interview List, Strategic Planning Development Team Dec 2014

Portland State 20/20 – Interview List, Strategic Planning Development Team

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One-page document listing the names of people from the Portland State University community who were interviewed as part of the strategic planning development process.


Strategic Planning Discussion Guide, Strategic Planning Development Team, Coraggio Group Dec 2014

Strategic Planning Discussion Guide, Strategic Planning Development Team, Coraggio Group

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A draft of a list of questions to ask during in-person interviews with key stakeholders, as compiled by the Coraggio Group.


Investing In An Interconnected Workforce: Global Education Reform, Amelia Klug Dec 2014

Investing In An Interconnected Workforce: Global Education Reform, Amelia Klug

HIM 1990-2015

Regardless of culture, socio-economic background, and quality of life, all students deserve the highest quality of education. But the reality is, many education systems around the world do not offer it. Investing in structural reforms in education has the potential to boost economic growth in countries around the world. By learning from different education systems strengths and weaknesses, policy decisions can be made that ensure students are given the opportunity for higher educational outcomes. This study analyzes high, middle, and low quality education systems around the world and the infrastructures that lead to educational success or failure. Fifteen education systems ...


Administrative Issues Journal: Table Of Contents Dec 2014

Administrative Issues Journal: Table Of Contents

Administrative Issues Journal

No abstract provided.


Municipal E-News: Issue 66: December 2014, Mtas Dec 2014

Municipal E-News: Issue 66: December 2014, Mtas

Municipal E-News

The “Municipal E-News” was created by MTAS in 2009 as part of our continuing efforts to meet our mission of providing timely, valuable information and assistance to Tennessee cities.


Standardized Predictive Testing: Practices, Policies, And Outcomes, Lisette Barton, Pamela Willson, Rae Langford, Barbara Schreiner Dec 2014

Standardized Predictive Testing: Practices, Policies, And Outcomes, Lisette Barton, Pamela Willson, Rae Langford, Barbara Schreiner

Administrative Issues Journal

The aims of this study were to describe current policy practice related to the use of the HESI™ Exit Exam in schools of nursing and to determine which policies result in higher HESI Exit Scores. Deans and directors of nursing schools that administered Elsevier HESI Exit Exam to students during the 2010 academic year were queried. Data were collected regarding students’ HESI Exit Exam results, national nursing licensure examination outcomes, and the schools’ standardized testing policies. A stratified random sample of schools and a total of 5438 student records were obtained, 3084 from Associate Degree (AD) and 2354 from Baccalaureate ...


That, That, But Not That… Using A Cafeteria Plan To Enhance Writing Skills, Tina T. Fields, Jeffrey J. Hatala Dec 2014

That, That, But Not That… Using A Cafeteria Plan To Enhance Writing Skills, Tina T. Fields, Jeffrey J. Hatala

Administrative Issues Journal

College students have difficulty in written communication, despite attempts by universities to place English courses in the “core curriculum.” Although many companies indicate that writing is an expected competency, and many companies consider writing when they promote, students still enter the workforce with poor grammar skills. Clear and concise communication is especially important in the health professions, where life-and-death decisions may be made based on written communication. Instructors in a large southwestern university used the concept of “selection” to provide more opportunities for students to practice their writing skills. Students could self-select up to 19 written assignments throughout the semester ...


Student Anxiety: Effects Of A New Graduate Student Orientation Program, Megan Hullinger, R. Lance Hogan Dec 2014

Student Anxiety: Effects Of A New Graduate Student Orientation Program, Megan Hullinger, R. Lance Hogan

Administrative Issues Journal

A significant issue for U.S. institutions of higher education is reducing the anxiety of students in order to help increase retention rates and improve academic performance. The purpose of this study was to analyze the anxiety levels of incoming graduate students at a Midwest regional state university to determine if an online student orientation program would assist in lowering those levels. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Form Y-1 (STAI) was used to measure anxiety levels before and after an orientation program was administered. The population consisted of graduate students, with data indicating that anxiety levels of entering graduate students were ...


Disrupting Faculty Service: Using Technology To Increase Academic Service Productivity, Perry Burnett, Kenneth Shemroske, Mohammed Khayum Dec 2014

Disrupting Faculty Service: Using Technology To Increase Academic Service Productivity, Perry Burnett, Kenneth Shemroske, Mohammed Khayum

Administrative Issues Journal

Scholarly attention regarding faculty involvement has primarily focused on faculty opinions of shared governance and faculty influence on institutional decision-making. There has been limited attention given to academic service productivity and the effectiveness of traditional approaches toward the accomplishment of faculty service requirements. This paper discusses disruptive technological change as a subset of disruptive innovation and proposes a technology-based framework for increasing service productivity while maintaining effort with regard to faculty service requirements in academic institutions. Specifically, a social networking tool is used to approach academic service projects with organic involvement and measured progress. It is suggested that such an ...


Job Interviews: Keys For Results, Donald S. Miller, Stephen E. Catt, Thomas E. Slocombe Dec 2014

Job Interviews: Keys For Results, Donald S. Miller, Stephen E. Catt, Thomas E. Slocombe

Administrative Issues Journal

Many students seem disinterested in learning to handle employment interviews effectively. This article discusses students’ motivation to become skilled interviewees and steps educators and counselors can take to increase students’ interest in this crucial career activity. The article also discusses mistakes students frequently make during employment interviews and provides suggestions educators can use to help students avoid these difficulties.


Letter From The Editor, Tami Moser Dec 2014

Letter From The Editor, Tami Moser

Administrative Issues Journal

No abstract provided.


Understanding, Selecting, And Integrating A Theoretical Framework In Dissertation Research: Creating The Blueprint For Your “House”, Cynthia Grant, Azadeh Osanloo Dec 2014

Understanding, Selecting, And Integrating A Theoretical Framework In Dissertation Research: Creating The Blueprint For Your “House”, Cynthia Grant, Azadeh Osanloo

Administrative Issues Journal

The theoretical framework is one of the most important aspects in the research process, yet is often misunderstood by doctoral candidates as they prepare their dissertation research study. The importance of theory-driven thinking and acting is emphasized in relation to the selection of a topic, the development of research questions, the conceptualization of the literature review, the design approach, and the analysis plan for the dissertation study. Using a metaphor of the “blueprint” of a house, this article explains the application of a theoretical framework in a dissertation. Steps for how to select and integrate a theoretical framework to structure ...


Key Characteristics Of Teacher Leaders In Schools, Angela Lumpkin, Heather Claxton, Amanda Wilson Dec 2014

Key Characteristics Of Teacher Leaders In Schools, Angela Lumpkin, Heather Claxton, Amanda Wilson

Administrative Issues Journal

Teacher leaders who share their specialized knowledge, expertise, and experience with other teachers broaden and sustain school and classroom improvement efforts. Teacher leaders can transform classrooms into learning laboratories where every student is engaged in relevant and well-designed curricular content, every teacher embraces the use of more effective instructional strategies, and authentic assessments provide evidence of rich student learning. This work describes four essentialities associated with teacher leaders: a focus on student learning, along with the importance of empowerment, relationships, and collaboration. In addition to gleaning insights from the literature, examples of the impact of teacher leaders in schools are ...