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Zucker, Andrew A. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2011
After the attacks of 9/11/2001 the federal government implemented new policies intended to protect people and institutions in the United States. A surprising policy requires education researchers conducting research under contract to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to obtain security clearances, sometimes known as security screenings.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Personnel Evaluation
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Miller, Thomas – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
This chapter begins with a discussion of the impact of limited resources on the integrity of transactions between students and student affairs administrators. A framework and guiding principles for maintaining integrity are offered, and then some general principles for transactions with students are presented. Next, the chapter involves integrity…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Integrity, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services
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Roper, Larry D. – Journal of College and Character, 2011
Campus safety and the role of college and university officials relative to safety are important topics on the agendas of political leaders at the state and national levels. Student affairs leaders must consider how to contribute in a meaningful way to these very important conversations. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, School Safety, School Role
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Lundquist, Anne; Shackelford, Allan – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
Making the "right" risk management decisions involving students with significant psychological disabilities requires a clear and comprehensive understanding of the legal obligations and duties at issue. It also requires taking into consideration the best interests of these individual students. At the same time, decision makers must focus…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Decision Making, Disabilities, Student Needs
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Ayers, Suzan F.; Senne, Terry A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2011
Many teacher candidates fumble through the job-hunting process by employing the "discovery" approach to finding a teaching position. The purpose of this article is to provide direction and guidance for securing an initial teaching position in physical education. The areas outlined in this article include (1) developing application…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Teacher Educators, Job Applicants
Diaz, Veronica – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2011
The number of instructional offerings in higher education that are online, blended, or web-enhanced, including courses and programs, continues to grow exponentially. Alongside the growth of e-learning, higher education has witnessed the explosion of cloud-based or Web 2.0 technologies, a term that refers to the vast array of socially oriented,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Faculty Development, Federal Legislation
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Journal, 2011
Every day in school libraries nationwide, students' privacy rights are under attack, but many principals, teachers, parents, and community members do not know much about these rights. Even though school librarians are among the strongest proponents of privacy, the subject is rarely discussed, probably because state and federal laws can be…
Descriptors: Privacy, Student Rights, Student Records, School Libraries
Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Many faculty and staff working in higher education lament the increasing involvement of the parents of their college-aged students. They denigrate such individuals as "helicopter" parents, and when the contact occurs in person as opposed to through the phone or email, they call them "lawn mower" parents. The whole issue of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Figurative Language
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Ryan, Joseph B.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Hughes, Elizabeth M. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder among school-age children. For more than half a century, physicians have prescribed medications to help manage behaviors such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Today, there is a growing consensus that ADHD is a biologically…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Therapy, Special Needs Students, Outcomes of Treatment
Data Quality Campaign, 2011
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) provide the information and tools needed to inform policies, practices and decisions at every level to improve student achievement and system performance. It is equally important that there are policies and practices to protect personally identifiable information and to ensure the confidentiality and…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Student Records, Privacy, Information Security
Data Quality Campaign, 2011
This letter is submitted to comment on the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) proposed revisions to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's (ARRA) State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF), as published in the September 23, 2011, Federal Register. Overall, the Data Quality Campaign believes the proposed changes strike a sensible balance: they…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Federal Aid, Accountability, Educational Finance
Data for Action, 2011
Nearly every high-priority item in national, federal, state, and local discussions about education--and policy proposals across the political spectrum--requires high-quality longitudinal data to inform its design, implementation, and evaluation. This factsheet shares Data Quality Campaign's (DQC's) analysis of what "Data for Action 2011:…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Alignment (Education), Labor Force Development, Educational Improvement
Data Quality Campaign, 2011
On April 8, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) published in the Federal Register new proposed amendments to regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The notice invites public comments on the proposed regulations, which are due no later than May 23, 2011. The proposed regulations are designed to…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Revision (Written Composition), Federal Regulation, Data Collection
Gagne, Jeff – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
For nearly a decade, the demand for better education data has reverberated across the nation, fueled in part by concerns that the information used in education decision-making is incomplete and, in some cases, inaccurate. In response, millions of federal and state dollars have been invested over the last few years to design and build state-of…
Descriptors: Data, Information Systems, Decision Making, Educational Policy
Data Quality Campaign, 2011
The education sector is beginning to embrace a culture that values, demands and uses data to support improved decisionmaking at every level--in classrooms, at kitchen tables and in state capitols. This shift is due in large part to state policymakers' leadership over the last six years in building statewide longitudinal data systems that collect…
Descriptors: Information Security, Privacy, Student Records, Confidential Records
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