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Bowie, Stan L.; Nashwan, Ayat J. J.; Thomas, Veliska; Davis-Buckley, Renski J.; Johnson, Richard L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Social work programs in the United States (N = 74) were investigated to determine strategies used for recruiting and retaining MSW students of color. Most schools had student populations exceeding 25,000 and combined BSW, MSW, and PhD programs. Data were collected using a Graduate Recruitment and Retention Scale with corresponding and acceptably…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Minority Group Students, Social Work, Student Recruitment
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Gutmann, Brianne; Gladding, Gary; Lundsgaard, Morten; Stelzer, Timothy – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
Encouraged by positive clinical results at the University of Illinois, mastery-style homework was integrated into a large semester-long preparatory physics course via an online homework system that used narrated animated video solutions as correctives. This paper discusses the impact and evolution of the homework in its first two years. The first…
Descriptors: Physics, Homework, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses
Curtin, Kathleen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Today higher education in the United States faces the challenges of increased demand and escalating cost in the face of stagnant graduation rates. Of particular interest to the public are tax payer supported postsecondary institutions. The traditional method of funding public colleges and universities based on enrollment has shifted in 32 states…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Higher Education, Performance
Pearson, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
While federal policies such as NCLB, IDEA, and ESSA have placed increased accountability on states to deliver instruction aligned to the grade-level mathematics standards for all students, teaching functional skills to students with significant intellectual disabilities remains a predominant practice. The purpose of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Barriers
Illinois Community College Board, 2018
The Illinois Community College Board collects data about compensation received by employees in Illinois' 48 Illinois public community colleges. Data in the "Fiscal Year 2018 Salary Report" reflect the census date of October 1, 2017. Data are presented by peer groups with statewide totals. The seven peer groups are based on a combination…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Colleges, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty
Illinois Community College Board, 2018
This document outlines the administrative rules of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), delineating the following areas: (1) ICCB Administration, including definitions, regulations of advisory groups and opinions, manuals, the role of the executive director, appearance at ICCB meetings, appeal procedure, administration of detachments and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Governing Boards, Governance
Illinois Community College Board, 2018
This document is a companion to a similar report dated May 2018. It outlines the administrative rules of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), as of October 2018 delineating the following: (1) ICCB Administration, including definitions, regulations of advisory groups and opinions, manuals, the role of the executive director, appearance at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Governing Boards, Governance
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Cancio, Edward J.; Larasen, Ross; Mathur, Sarup R.; Estes, Mary Bailey; Johns, Bev; Chang, Mei – Education and Treatment of Children, 2018
Little is known about stress perception and perceived coping mechanisms used by special educators. This article presents a study with 211 special educators to determine how they deal with stress. Participants completed a survey reporting stressors and coping skills. Special educators reported stress in their positions. Increased caseloads,…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Coping, Stress Management, Teacher Attitudes
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Korte, Debra S.; Simonsen, Jon C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Teacher self-efficacy impacts student achievement, job satisfaction, and teacher retention. Although the benefits of social support have been extensively studied in medicine and psychology, limited research has been completed in education to evaluate the ways in which social support contribute toward teacher self-efficacy. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Social Support Groups, Agricultural Education
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Morphew, Jason W.; Mestre, Jose P.; Kang, Hyeon-Ah; Chang, Hua-Hua; Fabry, Gregory – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
Prior research has established that students often underprepare for midterm examinations yet remain overconfident in their proficiency. Research concerning the testing effect has demonstrated that utilizing testing as a study strategy leads to higher performance and more accurate confidence compared to more common study strategies such as…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Physics, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Sabol, Terri J.; Sommer, Teresa Eckrich; Sanchez, Amy; Busby, Andrea Kinghorn – AERA Open, 2018
Almost every state-level Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) in the country includes family engagement as an indicator of early childhood education quality. Yet, most QRIS measure family engagement using a uniform, narrow set of parent involvement activities at the center. We propose an alternative approach that emphasizes a range of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Quality Control, Educational Improvement
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Dugas, Daryl; Summers, Kelly H.; Harris, Lindsay N.; Stich, Amy E. – AERA Open, 2018
Faculty (N = 156) at regional public universities (RPUs) in the United States were surveyed for self-reports of their primary academic identity (teacher, researcher) along with alignment of that identity with perceived departmental expectations and how their time is spent. Well-being and job satisfaction were examined as outcome measures of…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Neoliberalism, Research Universities, Job Satisfaction
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2018
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) Promoting Faculty Engagement in Assessment: Relatively Simple Ideas (Elizabeth E. Smith and Sarah R. Gordon); (2) Comparing Trends in Graduate Assessment: Face to Face vs. Online Learning (Lesley Page and Mike Cherry); (3) Assessing Information Literacy on a Regional…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Program Evaluation, Institutional Evaluation
Hao, Winona; Syed, Nadia – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
As the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of U.S. classrooms for young children continues to increase, it is more important than ever for early childhood educators to be prepared to meet the needs of the one in three U.S. children age 8 and under who are dual language learners (DLLs). High-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs can…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students
Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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