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Matherson, Lisa H.; Hardin, James E.; Wilson, Elizabeth K. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
In efforts to more efficiently assess and manage the student teaching experience (internship) of students, a pilot program was undertaken to implement the LiveText Field Experience Management (FEM) tool. This paper relates the efforts of stakeholders (mentor teachers, university supervisors, school district administrative personnel, teacher…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Internship Programs, Pilot Projects, Management Systems
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Gordon, Stephen P.; Oliver, John; Solis, Rachel – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe successful innovations in educational leadership preparation programs. Professors of educational leadership from across the nation nominated innovations of 12 programs. Based on review of descriptions of the innovations provided by nominees, further documentation on the innovations was…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Leadership Training, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Goodwin, Debra K.; Roberts, W. Tim; Boggs, Robbie; Townsel, Kim; Frazier, Jeannie; Marsh, Jill – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Accreditation by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) was a long-held dream of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Unit at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. After more than 6 decades of preparing FCS students for life and the workplace, the FCS Unit resolutely began the journey to the coveted and honored…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Accreditation (Institutions), College Programs, Recognition (Achievement)
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Watson, Keri – Journal of Museum Education, 2014
Prompted by the passage of Alabama House Bill 56, I organized the museum studies course I taught for Auburn University at Montgomery in the 2013 spring semester around an exhibition on immigration. The course offered the opportunity to engage students, faculty, and the community in discussion of an important, timely, and controversial topic.…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Immigration, Exhibits, Museums
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Ricks, Kenneth G.; Richardson, James A.; Stern, Harold P.; Taylor, Robert P.; Taylor, Ryan A. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
Retention and graduation rates for engineering disciplines are significantly lower than desired, and research literature offers many possible causes. Engineering learning communities provide the opportunity to study relationships among specific causes and to develop and evaluate activities designed to lessen their impact. This paper details an…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Engineering Education
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Aversa, Elizabeth; MacCall, Steven – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
This paper is a case study of a Master of Library and Information Studies degree program online option that has been unusually successful in retaining and graduating students. Design characteristics of this program that has maintained a retention rate of over 90 percent over five years are described and mapped to the literature on distance…
Descriptors: Profiles, Academic Persistence, Synchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Yoder, Stephen A. – Honors in Practice, 2013
On Thursday, April 27, 2011, one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Alabama struck in the form of ferocious tornadoes touching down in various parts of the state. The dollar amount of the property damage was in the billions. Lives were lost and thousands of survivors' lives were seriously and in many cases forever disrupted. A few…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Service Learning, Natural Disasters, Undergraduate Students
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Broom, Lowell S.; Thornton, Jeremy P.; Carson, Charles M. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Social Entrepreneurship (SE) programs have been expanding over the past decade. The emergence of this new discipline can be attributed to two overlapping factors. Students (particularly business students) have expressed an increased desire to blend values, ethics and social causes into their own vocations. At the same time, the nonprofit and…
Descriptors: Money Management, Nonprofit Organizations, Entrepreneurship, College Students
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Lucy-Bouler, Thomas; Lucy-Bouler, Tink – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Universities struggle with how to get students more involved and active in the university and community. Providing projects that just collect cans or raise money for a cause, while admirable, are not teaching the students how to be active, how to conduct projects, and give them connections to the community. This paper will describe service…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Effectiveness, Student Participation, Academic Achievement
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Landry, Jeffrey P.; Daigle, Roy J.; Pardue, Harold; Longenecker, Herbert E., Jr.; Campbell, S. Matt – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
This paper builds on prior work defending innovative information systems programs as ABET-accreditable. A proposal for a four-year degree program in health informatics, initiated at the authors' university to combat enrollment declines and to therefore help information systems to survive and thrive, is described. The program proposal is then…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Science Education, Educational Innovation, Health Services
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Wong, Pia Lindquist; Glass, Ronald David – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2011
A central commitment for professional development schools (PDSs) is to link preservice teacher preparation and in-service teacher professional development with improved learning outcomes for pupils. PDSs are expected to improve student achievement in two primary ways: (1) by enriching and intensifying the learning environment through professional…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Mentors, Academic Achievement
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Davis, Dannielle Joy; Davis-Maye, Denise; Thomas, Chippewa M.; Seals, Cheryl; Alfred, Dorienna M.; Tripp, Lucretia Octavia; King-Jupiter, Kimberly L.; Lovett, Garnetta Laverne – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2011
This work introduces a model of university outreach in rural communities which promotes increasing post-secondary options for rural dwelling African American youth. KEMET (Knowledge and Excellence in Mathematics, Equilibrium, and Technology) Academy is a comprehensive academic enrichment program targeting African American students enrolled in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Rural Youth, Enrichment Activities, Rural Areas
Kennamer, Michael A.; Campbell, J. David – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
In 2009, "Community College Week" named Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) one of the fastest growing community colleges in America. In the early 2000s, the college, which is located in the rural Appalachian region of Alabama, had begun efforts to increase enrollment. These efforts included providing online registration, online…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Educational Opportunities
Rinehart, Michelle A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
There has been a renewed interest in the purposes of professional education and the teaching of civic professionalism, whereby future professionals are exposed to their responsibility to use their specialized skills and knowledge to serve the public good. Recent studies on civic purposes in professional education, however, have largely ignored the…
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Architecture, Focus Groups, Teaching Methods
Sturgis, Chris; Patrick, Susan – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2010
This exploration into competency-based innovation at the school, district, and state levels suggests that competency-based pathways are a re-engineering of this nation's education system around learning--a re-engineering designed for success in which failure is no longer viable. This discussion draws on interviews and site visits with innovators…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Competence, Educational Innovation, Interviews
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