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Joyce-Beaulieu, Diana; Rossen, Eric – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
School psychology in the United States continues to evolve in response to shifts in the country's demographic characteristics, an increasing focus on the importance of child mental health, together with health and education reforms. The landscape of school psychological services in the United States also is shaped through the changing roles and…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Context Effect, Demography
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Nordyke, Shane; Palmer, Daniel; Anderson, William; Braunstein, Rich; Fairholm, Matt – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
PhD programs in the United States are increasingly marked by the rising influence of market-oriented dynamics. As a case in point, one of the primary objectives of the new PhD program offered at the University of South Dakota is to deliver a doctoral program through a flexible--or hybrid--format that is accessible to nontraditional as well as…
Descriptors: Political Science, Doctoral Programs, Blended Learning, Educational Strategies
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Mauser, Kevin; Sours, John; Banks, Julianna; Newbrough, Randy; Janke, Tom; Shuck, Lorie; Zhu, Lin; Ammerman, Gina; Varma-Nelson, Pratibha – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2011
The type and amount of student interaction with major socializing agents on campus--faculty and their peers--determine the impact of college on students. Much of the research on postsecondary education links the quality of peer interactions directly to student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the college experience, and Alexander Astin went…
Descriptors: College Students, Active Learning, Program Effectiveness, Interaction
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Chowa, Gina A.; Ansong, David – Journal of Social Work Education, 2010
Student-directed projects are increasingly becoming a common phenomenon in schools of social work across the United States. Students acquire a great learning experience from these projects, which sharpen their skills in leadership, innovation, and practice. Social work practitioners who go through such a process emerge having acquired knowledge…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Learning Experience, Social Development, Social Work
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Cherrey, Cynthia; Clark, Evette Castillo – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States, forced the fall semester closure of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the aftermath of this unprecedented storm, the Tulane leadership set forth a plan for renewal to secure the survival, recovery, and sustainability of the institution,…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Natural Disasters, Institutional Survival, Change Strategies