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Welsh, M. Ann; Dehler, Gordon E. – Journal of Management Education, 2013
In this article, we argue for advancing grounded curricula, which explicitly link theory and pedagogy, and executing them in authentic and multidisciplinary settings as a means to facilitate student growth into integrative learners. We describe the development of a student-centered learning experience that combines elements of critical management…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Criticism
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Begalla, Rose – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2013
When U.S. colleges and universities internationalize, there are policy implications branching out of the change process and affecting nearly all higher education areas within the university or college. Government, state, and local entities all have a vested interest in internationalizing in the 21st century because of the growing…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, International Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation
Ohio Board of Regents, 2013
This Sixth Condition Report represents a snapshot of a moment in time. It focuses on critical enabling conditions and initial implementation steps for a strategically chosen subset of the action steps embedded in the Task Force's full slate of recommendations. As such, this report serves four essential purposes: (1) It identifies a selective set…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Career Development, Education Work Relationship, Career Readiness
Ohio Board of Regents, 2013
This document is the final report on Central State University's implementation of Section 371 of Ohio Amended Substitute House Bill 153. Implementation of Phase I action items required that deliverables and timelines be shifted to give Central State the best opportunity for early success. In Phase II, Central State responded aggressively to a…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Higher Education, College Administration, Governance
DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2013
Mark Van Doren, the noted literary scholar, once remarked, "The college is meaningless without a curriculum, but it is more so when it has one that is meaningless." Many current critics of undergraduate curricula in America assent to the crucial need for programmatic renewal in our colleges and universities. They bemoan the cookie-cutter…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, General Education
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Yacobucci, Margaret M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
This paper presents an instructional strategy for engaging students with the critical exploration of values in introductory geoscience courses. It is argued that the consideration of values (i.e., abstract expressions of desirable qualities such as cooperation, security, curiosity, and honesty) is an integral part of scientific practice and…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Introductory Courses, Critical Thinking, Portfolio Assessment
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Dalal, Dev K.; Hakel, Milton D.; Sliter, Michael T.; Kirkendall, Sarah R. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2012
Writing reflections is recommended for enhancing retention and transfer of learned material. The benefits of student reflections have been well documented, but the methods for collecting and assessing reflections can be difficult. This study presents the development and analysis of a new, straightforward rubric for assessing depth of student…
Descriptors: Reflection, Higher Education, Grade Point Average, Peer Evaluation
Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012
In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Achievement Gap, Benchmarking
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
Johnson, Nate – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
Previous research on attrition has focused on the economic consequences of low graduation rates in terms of costs to students and families (from tuition and fees that do not culminate in a credential), lost time, and income and tax losses from low educational attainment in the workforce. However, no systematic attention has been given to another…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attrition, Credits, Educational Attainment
Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability, 2012
Policy discussions about funding in higher education focus primarily on revenues needed to balance budgets from year to year, rather than on how funds need to be invested to meet strategic priorities. The data in "Trends" show that the incremental approach to fundraising and spending has resulted in a slow disinvestment in core…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Budgeting, Expenditures
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Plotner, Anthony J.; Trach, John S.; Strauser, David R. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2012
Vocational rehabilitation (VR) professionals are critical partners in the transition process for students with disabilities; therefore, they are required to develop transition service delivery proficiencies. VR professional perceptions of transition competencies are seldom examined due to the perception that transition falls mainly on school-based…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Transitional Programs, Program Improvement, Program Effectiveness
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Shale-gas fracking is sure to bring all kinds of changes to Ohio. But what administrators and trustees at Ohio University are concerned about at the moment is who will control whether their land gets fracked. In years past, individual boards of trustees, for the most part, controlled the land at the state's colleges and universities. But a new law…
Descriptors: Trustees, Public Colleges, Fuels, Energy
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Wheland, Ethel R.; Butler, Kevin A.; Qammar, Helen; Katz, Karyn Bobkoff; Harris, Rose – NACADA Journal, 2012
In this mixed-methods study we identify situations that impact students' decisions to withdraw from a course and examine their affective reasoning and attitudes toward course withdrawal. Exploring students' decision-making processes through the lens of self-authorship, we show that students frequently seek information from people with whom they…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Withdrawal (Education), Decision Making, Intellectual Development
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Bigelow, Kimberly Edginton – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2012
Engineers must design for a diverse group of potential users of their products; however, engineering curricula rarely include an emphasis on universal design principles. This research article details the effectiveness of a design project implemented in a first-year engineering course in an effort to raise awareness of the need for engineers to be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Criteria, Engineering Education, Engineering
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