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National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
Scarpello, Gary – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2010
Career and technical education (CTE) students find themselves in school environments using equipment and tools that could cause injury if mishandled. It is imperative that these students be wide awake and alert when operating these tools. But many adolescents are not getting the sleep they need to be refreshed and alert. Sleep restores brain…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Self Control, Sleep, Brain
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2008
This publication welcomes potential students and their parents to the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC's) Fall 2008 college fairs to learn about U.S. community colleges and study opportunities in the United States. U.S. location of participating colleges at Asia 2008 Fairs (map), overview of programs/majors offered at each college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Community Colleges, Exhibits
Young, Jeffrey R. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
When video recordings of Ravi Janardan's computer-science course at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities first went online, the students loved it. Instead of dragging themselves out of bed for the 8 a.m. lectures, many started skipping classes and watching the recordings instead. Recording lectures is becoming more and more common, and many…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Online Courses, Interaction, Lecture Method
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2007
This publication welcomes students attending one of the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC's) international fairs during Fall 2007 in Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong and Macau, China; and Seoul, Korea. AACC holds these tours to acquaint international students in Asia with the benefits of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Community Colleges
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Schneider, Jody – Learning Languages, 2007
The reading and literacy focus of a unit that centers on chocolate can provide a context for using the interpretive mode of the communication standard from the "National Standards in Foreign Language Education." This article presents a thematic unit that is applicable to all languages and adaptable to any level. Inspired by Woodlands'…
Descriptors: National Standards, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Public Schools
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2006
This booklet is designed to serve as a resource to educators as well as students, researchers, community leaders, parents and anyone else interested in the field of environmental education, or EE. It is not meant as a step-by-step guide on how to create an entire EE program, although you will find tips about making lesson plans and curricula on…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Agencies, Guides, Educational Resources
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1), 2006
Each year more than 572,500 international students enroll in more than 3,300 colleges and universities in the United States. Currently, about 84,000 of these students attend community colleges. Why do so many international students choose to pursue higher education in the United States? First, U.S. colleges and universities welcome and value…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Community Colleges, Student Organizations
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Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul. – 2000
This guide is designed to help Minnesota high school students in their educational planning by describing the policies of colleges and universities in Minnesota regarding college credit for Advanced Placement (AP) examinations in high school. The AP policies of most Minnesota institutions of higher learning are represented in this guide.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, College Credits, High School Students