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Sammis, Theodore W.; Shukla, Manoj K.; Mexal, John G.; Wang, Junming; Miller, David R. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
Universities develop strategic planning documents, and as part of that planning process, logic models are developed for specific programs within the university. This article examines the long-standing pecan program at New Mexico State University and the deficiencies and successes in the evolution of its logic model. The university's agricultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Agronomy, Financial Support
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Scott, Timothy P.; Wilson, Craig; Upchurch, Dan R.; Goldberg, Maria; Bentz, Adrienne – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2011
The Future Scientists Program of Texas A&M University and the Agricultural Research Service branch of USDA serves as a model program of effective collaboration between a federal agency and K-12. It demonstrates true partnership that contextualizes learning of science and provides quality professional development, benefiting teachers and their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Agencies, Scientists, Faculty Development
Dos Santos, Alves – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study examined the relationship between recession and alumni contributions to institutions of higher education for operational expenses and capital expenditures that include property, buildings, and equipment. Identifying variables that may decrease alumni contributions is important because decreased state funding for higher education…
Descriptors: Alumni, Private Financial Support, Higher Education, Educational Finance
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Resta, Paul; Allen, Nancy J.; Noonan, Coral M. – TechTrends, 2003
Describes the Technology Leadership Academy (University of Texas at Austin) whose mission is to develop a learning community among teacher preparation programs to improve technology integration. Explains the academy's development, which was part of a grant from the Department of Education's Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers To Use Technology…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership Training, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
Bagnato, Kristin – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2005
Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States, and the recent influx of Hispanics has turned some states into "majority-minority" populations. Texas has announced that it has joined California, New Mexico and Hawaii in the club, with a 50.2 percent minority population. According to March 2002 U.S. Census Department data,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students
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Vasquez, Selina – Mathematics and Computer Education, 2004
M.Y. Math Project is a developmental mathematics program that is aimed at: (1) fostering fundamental and problem-solving skills in developmental mathematics students by helping them to learn when and how to create and use algorithms; and (2) providing on-the-job training for developmental mathematics instructors through an instructional framework…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Higher Education, Graduate Students
Trombley, William H., Ed.; Sallo, Todd, Ed. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2012
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges
Watkins, Beverly T. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
Faculty at 11 higher education institutions in California, New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico have been experimenting with computer conferencing on the BESTNET (Bilingual English-Spanish Telecommunications Network). The growing system is credited with creating an international student-faculty community that crosses cultural barriers for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Computer Networks, Educational Improvement
Garcia, James E. – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1997
Inspired by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), community colleges throughout the Southwest (Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas) are developing curricula catering to the growing number of students seeking careers linked to hemispheric trade. The rush for cross-border collaboration (exchange programs, sabbaticals, cultural tours,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Economic Change, Educational Trends
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX. – 1994
This directory lists 160 organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as national organizations that provide educational resources for American Indians. Few American Indians live in Arkansas and Louisiana, but Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico rank among the top 10 states in terms of Native American population. The…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, Colleges
Sullivan, Michael; And Others – 1993
In three southwestern states, grassroots movements of citizens, educators, and local businesses developed and implemented two-way interactive television projects in their schools and communities. A descriptive multiple case study design was used to examine six project sites in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Research questions were categorized in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Action, Distance Education, Electronic Classrooms
Winton, Pamela J.; Catlett, Camille – 2000
This report summarizes the activities of the SIFT-OUT program, a federally funded project designed to prepare teams of university faculty, family members, practitioners, and agency representatives from six states, to serve as leaders in providing early intervention training in their states. A total of 166 state-level early intervention leaders…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Higher Education
Network, 1994
This edition of "Network" reports on state-level activities to increase diversity in the teaching force and to prepare teachers to work with increasingly diverse student populations. The studies took place in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. An overview and information on recruitment, preparation, credentialing, and…
Descriptors: Credentials, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Cooperation
Grace, Marsha – 1991
A study investigated the ranking by first-year teachers of how much support instructional practices in reading received by universities, administrators, colleagues, and parents. Subjects, 110 new teachers in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico, completed the survey. Results indicated that administrators, colleagues, and parents encourage use of basal…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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