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Ainsa, Patricia; Olivarez, Arturo – Education, 2017
Mentoring sixty-three undergraduate students online yielded information through distance learning discussion to provide changes by improving the delivery and learning acquisition of new skills in online education. Responses from mentors and mentees having used and experienced various mentoring techniques were analyzed and results further indicated…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Zeng, Liang; Cunningham, Mark A.; Tidrow, Steven C.; Smith, K. Christopher; Contreras, Jerry – Education, 2016
Physical Science Day at The University of Texas--Pan American (UTPA), in collaboration with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, has been designed, developed and implemented to address an identified fundamental shortcoming in our educational process within this primarily (90+%) Hispanic serving border region. Physical Science Day…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Program Design, Program Implementation, Hispanic American Students
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Ainsa, Patricia – Education, 2015
E-texts have become a main venue but research has not provided much guidance for practical adaptation, yet. This research query started in the spring of 2014 when an e-text was adopted for an undergraduate distance learning class. The change created some unexpected influence in the students' experiences. It was necessary to assess their…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Distance Education, Student Characteristics
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Manton, Edgar J.; English, Donald E.; Flanagan, Jennifer; Dubey, Anvit – Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the ability of freshman college students to identify the founding fathers of free enterprise and of communism has improved. This study is a follow-up to four previous studies. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to College of Business and College of Education & Human Services…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Questionnaires, Social Systems, World History
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Cavaliere, Frank; Mayer, Bradley W. – Education, 2012
Undergoing the accreditation process of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) can be quite daunting and stressful. It requires prodigious amounts of planning, record-keeping, and document preparation. It is not something that can be thrown together at the last minute. The same is true of the five-year reaccreditation…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Critical Thinking, Educational Assessment, Business Administration Education
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2012
"The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings." So said Ralph Carpenter. Although he uttered these now famous words during a Texas Tech college basketball game in March of 1966, it is still applicable today to our modern universities where little, if anything, can be accomplished without first completing the proper paperwork. Within the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Records (Forms), Documentation, Operations Research
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Cavaliere, Frank J.; Mulvaney, Toni P.; Swerdlow, Marleen R. – Education, 2010
Our country is faced with a financial crisis of mammoth proportions: a crisis rooted in ethics, or rather, the lack of ethics. Critics are increasingly complaining that business schools focus too much teaching effort on maximizing shareholder value, with only a limited understanding of ethical and social aspects of business leadership. Business…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Ethics, Business Administration Education, College Instruction
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Williams, Alaric; Justice, Madeline – Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to discern the attitudes of African American undergraduate male students regarding counseling in four Texas universities. In addition to the attitudes, the reasons why African American males do not choose to seek counseling served as a secondary purpose. The study also examined the comparison of attitudes between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Black Colleges, Negative Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics
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Desai, Mayur S.; Pitre, Richard – Education, 2009
The world today can be characterized by constant change. One such change is globalization: the integration of world economies into a single economy. Because of globalization, it is necessary for colleges and universities to respond with appropriate curriculum changes that addresses this new world phenomenon. Several institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, International Trade, Educational Change
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Patton, Barba A.; Fry, Jane; Klages, Carol – Education, 2008
"I really don't like mathematics, but I can teach it to elementary students without any problem." These words are frequently voiced by elementary teacher candidates. "It's just elementary school math it's not like I'm teaching anything really difficult. Otherwise, no way would I do it." These words are powerful in terms of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Metacognition, Literacy
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Moore, Leeann; Sampson, Mary Beth – Education, 2008
The past two decades have been times of heightened emphasis on changing structures between universities and public schools toward collaboration as a means of improving the education and preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers. Numerous studies have found that students in teacher education courses often have difficulty utilizing the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Canales-Gonzales, Patricia L.; Kranz, Peter L. – Education, 2008
This study evaluated stress levels experienced by students in a pharmacy curriculum. A survey was used to evaluate perceived levels of stress, factors that contribute to stress, and mechanisms used to cope with stress. Participants were first, second, and third year students enrolled in pharmacy school. Data were collected using an individual…
Descriptors: Pharmaceutical Education, Coping, Anxiety, College Students
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English, Donald E.; Manton, Edgar J.; Walker, Janet – Education, 2007
The major purpose of this study was to determine human resource managers' perceptions of selected communication competencies. The business communication competencies studied were 1. writing and speaking, 2. interpersonal/collaborative competencies and 3. global communication competences. A questionnaire was developed and mailed to human resource…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Administrators, Attitudes, Communication Skills