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Archibong, Belinda; Dekker, Harrison; Grawe, Nathan D.; Olney, Martha L.; Rutz, Carol; Weiman, David – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Research and writing are critical components of an undergraduate education. Partnerships between economics faculty and campus resources can improve student research and writing skills. Here, the authors describe programs at three different campuses that bridge department and campus resources: the Empirical Reasoning Lab at Barnard College, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Skills, Writing Skills, Thinking Skills
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Yob, Iris M.; Danver, Steven L.; Kristensen, Sheryl; Schulz, William; Simmons, Kathy; Brashen, Henry M.; Sidler Krysiak, Rebecca; Kiltz, Linda; Gatlin, Linda; Wesson, Suzanne; Penland, Diane R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Institutions of higher education frequently acknowledge their role in contributing to the common good through their mission statements. The current literature suggests that in order to be effective mission statements must be clearly articulated and reflected in all the activities of the institution including its curriculum. Faculty members at…
Descriptors: Social Change, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Guides, Institutional Mission
Hayakawa, Momoko; Reynolds, Arthur – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
Flexibility, creativity, and collaboration are required to successfully meet the needs of each school when scaling up family engagement programs across a diverse range of communities. Flexibility, creativity, and collaboration are required to successfully meet the needs of each school when scaling up family engagement programs across a diverse…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family School Relationship, Creativity, Student Diversity
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Herman, Margo; Grant, Samantha – Journal of Extension, 2015
The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development made an organizational decision in 2011 to invest in a system-wide approach to implement youth program quality into the 4-H program using the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) tool. This article describes the four key components to the Minnesota Youth Program Quality…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Improvement, Models, Educational Quality
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Carmichael, Tami; Norvang, Rebecca – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Technology and social media, often seen as counter productive to student learning, can provide intriguing new ways to extend and enhance learning across international borders. This article explores one successful learning project, based on the Nobel Peace Prize, that connected students from Norway, South Africa, and the United States through…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Foreign Countries, Peace, Communities of Practice
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Mayo, J. B., Jr.; Chhuon, Vichet – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
The effective recruitment and retention of faculty of color continue to present major challenges to universities, in part, because the normal search process in higher education has been largely unsuccessful at diversifying faculty. Therefore, universities have implemented alternative strategies to recruit and retain scholars of color, including…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Faculty Recruitment, Mentors
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Harris, Kitty S.; Kimball, Thomas G.; Casiraghi, Ann M.; Maison, Sara J. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2014
More than ever, people are seeking substance use disorder treatment during the adolescent and young adult stages of development. Developmentally, many of these young adults new to recovery are in the process of making career decisions that may require attendance at a college or university. However, the collegiate environment is not conducive to a…
Descriptors: College Students, College Programs, Special Programs, Drug Rehabilitation
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Palmberg, Greta; Rask, Kendra – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
Vocational Education, Community Training, and Occupational Relations Program (VECTOR) serves a variety of students with disabilities, about one-third of whom are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf/blind. As part of what the federal government calls a "traditionally underserved population," these students come from the homes of immigrants and…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Reading Achievement, Disadvantaged
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Lane-Outlaw, Susan; Lange, Cheryl; Sherwood, Dyan – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2014
Metro Deaf School (MDS), located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is one of the first charter schools in the nation. MDS, provides a bilingual environment in ASL and English for deaf and hard of hearing students, ages 3-21, in pre-K through high school. In its 20 years of operation, MDS has seen its students become more diverse, and with the diversity…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Decision Making, Demography, Charter Schools
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Erdrich, Persia – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2013
Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang (let's speak Ojibwe to one another here on our Earth) is an Ojibwe language immersion program funded by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC, Cloquet, MN) and with grants from the State of Minnesota. With a development team that included FDLTCC President Larry Anderson, among others, participants…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Immersion Programs, Expertise, Integrity
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Pellegrini, John J.; Jansen, Elizabeth – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program introduces undergraduates to technology transfer in biomedical sciences by having teams of students from multiple disciplines (e.g., biology, chemistry, economics, and business) analyze inventions in development at the Mayo Clinic. Over 6 months, teams consult with inventors, intellectual property experts, and…
Descriptors: Innovation, Technology Transfer, Undergraduate Students, Biological Sciences
Best, Jane; Cohen, Courtney – McREL International, 2013
Increased attention to proposed federal early childhood education (ECE) legislation has sparked a debate on what the future holds for state-funded ECE systems. This brief explores how the goal of universal preschool is being shaped by the federal agenda and examines state programs in various stages of development. President Obama's Preschool for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, State Action
Rolloff, Evelyn K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Since its inception, Metropolitan State University has demonstrated a strong commitment to community partnerships and the integration of community engagement into student learning and scholarship while meeting community-defined needs. This article presents examples of reciprocal partnerships in the context of a shared community-university library…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Library Facilities, Academic Libraries
Cohen, Julie; Oser, Cindy; Quigley, Kelsey – ZERO TO THREE, 2013
The issue of early childhood trauma is becoming more prominent in early childhood policy discussions, driven by a growing recognition of the potentially devastating impacts of trauma and violence on infants, toddlers, and families. This article provides facts about the impacts of trauma and other adverse early experiences on child health and…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Trauma, Infants, Toddlers
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Zierdt, Ginger L.; Dahlman, Anne; Rosendale, April; Kennedy, Pam – School-University Partnerships, 2012
Minnesota State Mankato's partnership with eight Professional Development School districts, encompassing fifty-four P-12 sites, and post-secondary programs involved in educator preparation including Elementary, Secondary, Special Education, Leadership, School Counseling, and Arts & Sciences content, was one of five PDS partnerships recognized…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Program Descriptions
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