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Pickens-French, Kathleen; McDonald, Krista – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
Advances in technology, evolving user behaviors, the need for educational institutions to explore cost-saving strategies--all frequently force academic librarians into a state of forced adaptation. Librarians at Miami University's Hamilton campus took the challenge of a university change in course management systems and turned it into an…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Change, Integrated Learning Systems, Librarians
Cole, Xavier Alexander – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study was an exploration of how participants in lay formation mission and identity programs on three Jesuit higher education campuses understand their experiences of the programs; what competencies were developed as a result of participation; and how the programs helped participants understand the cultural context of Jesuit higher education.…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Organizational Culture, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
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Burke, Brigid M. – Modern Language Journal, 2013
Brigid Burke is the program coordinator of World Language Education at her university, which is housed in the College of Education and Human Development. Since obtaining this position 4 years ago, she has become most concerned about certain recommendations that were made by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in 2002,…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Certification
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Kennedy-Phillips, Lance C.; Uhrig, Kellie J. – New Directions for Student Services, 2013
As part of The Ohio State University's ongoing commitment to redefining the student experience, the university is creating a Second-Year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) designed to lead to higher graduation and retention rates, improved student engagement and satisfaction, and postgraduation success. Institutional data show that a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, College Programs, State Universities
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Birkenholz, Robert J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
Dr. Robert J. Birkenholz is a Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) at The Ohio State University. In 2002, he was appointed Chair of the department and served in that administrative role for two terms. In 2009, Dr. Birkenholz returned to a full-time…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Faculty, Profiles, Teacher Responsibility
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Wagoner, Richard L.; Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In recent years, a convergence of several forces--increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production, demands for a highly trained workforce, and fiscal belt-tightening at colleges and universities across America--has resulted in efforts to…
Descriptors: General Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Educational Legislation
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Compton, Paula K.; Tafel, Jonathan; Law, Joe; Gustafson, Robert – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
For more than two decades, the vision of a statewide system of student mobility has driven Ohio's articulation and transfer initiatives, which guarantee that specific courses will be applied to degrees and certificates at public two- and four-year postsecondary institutions. This chapter outlines how Ohio developed a comprehensive, guaranteed…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, Articulation (Education), Transfer Programs, College Credits
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Tomeo, Megan L. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
Alden Library began redesigning its website over a year ago. Throughout the redesign process the students, faculty, and staff that make up the user base were added to the conversation by utilizing several usability test methods. This article focuses on the usability testing conducted at Alden Library and delves into future usability testing, which…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Web Sites, Usability, College Students
Gray, Katti – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Ohio State University's (OSU) Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center is a rarity in academia, as was its namesake. When OSU named its standout Black cultural center after the civil rights activist, professor and vice provost who championed such a place, it was commemorating what Dr. Frank W. Hale Jr. stood for. He promoted academic rigor, those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Administrators, Civil Rights, Student Unions
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Van Dussen, Daniel J.; Applebaum, Robert; Sterns, Harvey – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2012
For over three decades, there has been considerable discussion about the development of gerontology education in the United States. A debate about accreditation is a logical outgrowth in this evolution. The dialogue about accreditation raises some important questions and gives gerontology an opportunity to further define itself. Accreditation…
Descriptors: Gerontology, College Faculty, Accreditation (Institutions), Futures (of Society)
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Life as an associate professor with tenure can be even more isolating and overwhelming than being an assistant professor on the tenure track. The path to achieving what amounts to higher education's golden ring is well marked and includes guidance from more-experienced peers. But once a professor earns tenure, that guidance disappears, the amount…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tenure, Grants, College Faculty
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Breiner, Jonathan M.; Harkness, Shelly Sheats; Johnson, Carla C.; Koehler, Catherine M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
Educational reformation has proceeded slowly despite the many calls to improve science and mathematics for our students. The acronym STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) has been adopted by numerous programs as an important focus for renewed global competitiveness for the United States, but conceptions of what STEM entails…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, STEM Education, Educational Change, College Faculty
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Holloway, Elizabeth L.; Alexandre, Laurien – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
This chapter explores relational boundary crossing in doctoral education as a way to improve student learning and faculty satisfaction. A brief introduction sets the stage by articulating a recognized set of challenges for student learning in the current context of U.S. doctoral education. The chapter then introduces elements of an innovative…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Cohen, Mel – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2012
Based on the author's experience, he has learned that one way to obtain insight into student perceptions is to talk with the students outside the classroom. While course evaluations are helpful, they are limited by the questions being asked and the lack of dialogue that could clarify responses or bring out points not immediately addressed.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes
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