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Bacci, Tina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation examines the social affordances of workplace email use. Through group and individual interviews of six knowledge workers in a distributed real estate firm, it explores the extent workplace writers recognize and rely on extra-textual devices (i.e., copy, blind-copy, and forward devices) and email applications (i.e., email…
Descriptors: Real Estate, Technological Literacy, Work Environment, Electronic Mail
Ramaswami, Rama – Campus Technology, 2011
Just a few years ago, virtual worlds were credited with the power to transform the universe. Used since the late 1990s in military and medical applications, virtual worlds first gained mainstream media attention when Linden Lab released Second Life in 2003. While other worlds, including open source environments, have launched since then (examples…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Technical Support, Computer Uses in Education
Greenstone,, Michael; Looney, Adam – Hamilton Project, 2012
The unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent in September, falling below 8 percent for the first time since January 2009. Furthermore, the share of working-age Americans who are employed increased to 58.7 percent, the highest level since May 2010. Employers added 114,000 jobs last month, and an average of more than 145,000 over the past three…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Level, College Attendance, Economic Climate
Beatty, Alexandra S.; Feder, Michael; Storksdieck, Martin – National Academies Press, 2014
The forested land in the United States is an asset that is owned and managed not only by federal, state, and local governments, but also by families and other private groups, including timber investment management organizations and real estate investment trusts. The more than 10 million family forestland owners manage the largest percentage of…
Descriptors: Climate, Forestry, Ownership, Conservation (Environment)
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Heath, Renee Guarriello – Communication Teacher, 2010
Today's increasingly complex and diverse world demands 21st century communication skills to solve community and social justice problems. Interorganizational collaboration is at the heart of much community activism, such as that focused on solving environmental disputes, eradicating racially discriminating real estate practices, and bringing early…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Group Dynamics, Communication Skills, Teaching Methods
Friery, John – School Business Affairs, 2010
Fueled by declining revenue from the housing crisis, skyrocketing energy costs, and an economy in general disarray, the public is pressuring school administrators to make broader and deeper cuts in their operating budgets. As the baby boomers retire, put their houses on the market, and downsize, one will see more downward price pressure on home…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Health Care Costs, Unions, Financial Problems
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Litwin, Jeffrey M. – Higher Education Management and Policy, 2009
Viewed through a market paradigm, universities can appear as the aggregation of numerous and varied markets. While universities' primary markets focus on teaching and research, they are active in many other markets, most of which support and contribute to their smooth, effective and efficient operation. Using financial and real estate markets as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Free Enterprise System, Foreign Countries
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2012
Location, location, location. This mantra of real estate agents and their clients alike is now the target of a new report from the Brookings Institution linking housing prices and zoning practices to effectively depriving low-income students of high-quality schools. Using test scores from schools in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the…
Descriptors: Income, Real Estate, Academic Achievement, Zoning
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Yu, Ti – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to find answers to the following questions: How do employers think about e-portfolios? Do employers really see e-portfolios as a suitable hiring tool? Which factors in students' e-portfolios attract potential employers? Can e-portfolios be successfully used by students in their search for a job?…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Employer Attitudes
Lawrence-Hughes, Dorine Lynelle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
More colleges and universities are expanding to attract more students, to increase their academic standing and to generate revenue. Recent court decisions and negative publicity concerning large university real estate development projects, coupled with the entrenched ambivalence and even distrust that may characterize town-gown relationships,…
Descriptors: Universities, School Community Relationship, Urban Areas, Educational Facilities Planning
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Carnevale, Anthony; Smith, Nicole – Community College Journal, 2013
At this moment, roughly 12 million Americans are unable to find work, with more than 40 percent of that number unemployed for six months or more. At the same time, current estimates put the number of job vacancies in this country at 3 million per month. The most popular explanation for this apparent paradox, the one put forth by former President…
Descriptors: College Role, Job Skills, Labor Market, Community Colleges
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Rudden, Michael S. – Planning for Higher Education, 2010
Colleges and universities continue to face significant fiscal challenges in the current recession. A review of ongoing campus facilities planning projects, coupled with a review of more than 30 recent campus master planning requests for proposals and the relevant literature, indicates that colleges and universities are finding innovative ways to…
Descriptors: Real Estate, Institutional Survival, Information Technology, Educational Administration
Nevada System of Higher Education, 2010
Pursuant to Board policy ("Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 4"--in part), a review of existing programs shall be conducted by all institutions of the Nevada System of Higher Education on a regularly scheduled basis. The process for reviewing programs varies by institution but contains similar vital components. These components include…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
Cohen, Jennifer S. – New America Foundation, 2011
By late 2008, the United States was in the midst of its most severe economic recession since the 1930s, brought on by a collapse in real estate prices and exacerbated by the failure of many large banks and financial institutions. Heeding calls from economists, Congress and the Obama administration passed a historic law in early 2009 to stimulate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Trend Analysis, Economic Impact
Ruffins, Paul – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
"Principles and Practices" (P&P), a real estate pre-licensing class, is one of the most popular courses in adult education, because it can literally be the key to the dual American dreams: striking it rich and owning a home. One of the things that makes the P&P class unique is that it is taught in so many different venues. The…
Descriptors: State Standards, Real Estate, Adult Education, Required Courses
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