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Demaris, Michalyn C.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2008
The academic persistence of students in higher education continues to be a critical issue among academicians. Emphasized in previous studies is the recognition that intuitional variables do influence students' decisions to persist in attaining their educational goals. However, little or no past research exists on the effects of the higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Persistence, Classroom Environment, Satisfaction
Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Kritsonis, William Allan; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this brief commentary is to determine which language skill Polish higher school learners think ought to be practiced most frequently during Spanish classes. Fifteen undergraduate students who study at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland were surveyed, and the authors found that most learners (73%) want to practice…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
Demaris, Michalyn C.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
Success for minority students in higher education has become a critical issue in higher education academia. Strategies for minority student retention have been developed as a result of the utilization of organizational theories and models which identify factors that influence student attrition in higher education. In particular, Tinto's attrition…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Minority Groups, Educational Environment, Campuses
Henderson, Floyd T., II; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
Extensive research has explored the graduation and retention rates of African American students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The performance of African American students in college and their performance at HBCUs were explored in the literature. Apparently, scholars have not been wiling to address the concerns of the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Black Colleges, African American Students, School Holding Power
Henderson, Floyd T., II; Geyen, Dashiel; Rouce, Sandra D.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The advent of a changing world market and global economy has intensified the pressure experienced by today's college students. Competition for jobs, admittance into graduate school programs, and membership into prestigious honor societies led Dr. Richard Kadison, chief of mental health services at Harvard University and author of "College of the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, Mental Health, College Students
Demaris, Michalyn C.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
Postmodernism has many inferences that can be applied to the theory and practice of higher educational administration. Today, in higher education administrators are continuously focused on strategies that will ensure the future of minority educational institutions. As a result postmodernism is an important factor in the future of higher…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Campuses, Black Colleges
Franz, Dana Pomykal; Hopper, Peggy F.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
This article deals with the use of Problem-Based Learning. The emphasis on high stakes testing, classroom size, diversity, school violence, and much more impact public education and professional preparation programs relative to teacher education. Issues are presented dealing with Accrediting Commissions and Professional Organizations, and the use…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Standards
Hughes, Teresa Ann; Butler, Norman L.; Kritsonis, William Allan; Herrington, David – Online Submission, 2007
This article deals with cheating in examinations in two Polish higher institutions, and is the result of Dr. Butler's discussions with learners at AGH University of Science and Technology and one graduate of the Jagiellonian University. Reasons are given as to why learners crib and why it is socially acceptable for them to do so. It is concluded…
Descriptors: Tests, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior
Krukiewicz-Gacek, Anna; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Skyrynicka-Knapczyk, Dorota; Butler, Nornan L.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of teaching English for work purposes to undergraduate students at higher schools in Poland, and is the result of the authors' experience as teachers of English at AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. It is argued that building special work-related syllabuses for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English Instruction, Jews
Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Herrington, David E. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this article is to compare institutions of higher learning in Poland and universities in Canada using an information technology conceptual framework consisting of three parts: participation, feedback and partnership. (Contains 15 notes.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Information Technology, International Education
Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this ontological look is to determine if Polish higher school learners are consistent in their agreement in favor of cribbing in exams. Seventeen students who study at AGH University of Science Technology, Cracow, Poland and Cracow Pedagogical University were surveyed, and the authors found that only 35% of the learners are in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tests, Cheating, College Students
Butler, Norman L.; Brown, Veda E.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this brief commentary is to determine if Polish higher school learners are studying English so that they can obtain jobs in Great Britain or Ireland. Thirty students who study full-time at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland were surveyed, and the author found that most learners (57%) are studying English in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students
Butler, Norman L.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this article is to determine if Polish higher school learners are in favour of Darwin's evolutionary theory being included in the primary and secondary school curriculum. Thirty three students at AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland were surveyed, and the author found that all of them are in agreement with it. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Curriculum
Demaris, Michalyn C.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this article is to examine the factors that influence student attrition on a historically black college/university campus. This article examines the inception of the first historically black college and university and discusses the current trends associated with the attrition of minority students. Strategies are discussed that are…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Campuses, Student Attrition, Black Colleges
Williams, Monica G.; Kritsonis, William Allan – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of increasing fund development at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Increasing the endowments at HBCUs means placing more emphasis on cultivating alumni and educating them about the importance of philanthropy. Advancement professionals at these specialized institutions…
Descriptors: Church Role, Private Financial Support, Black Colleges, Fund Raising
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