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Occupational Medicine Graduate Training Program. University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

NIOSH support for the Occupational Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health remains instrmental in maintaining the strength of the program. These Training Grant funds have been used exclusively for trainee expen...

J. J. Schwerha

2006-01-01

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Follow-Up Study of Fiscal Year 1997 Occupational Program Graduates, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides information from graduates of selected occupational programs regarding the effectiveness of their Illinois community college experience. The study surveyed a pool of 2,190 occupational program graduates, which yielded a usable response rate of 58.6%. The majority of graduate respondents (64.5%) came from programs in four…

Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

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Graduate Followup: B.S. Occupational Education Extension Program at Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, Washington.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Graduates of a military-base extension program at the Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, Washington, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational education were studied. Graduates are prepared to teach their occupational specialty at colleges as well as for occupational education work in government, private enterprise, and health care…

Fellows, George; And Others

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Graduate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This directory describes graduate programs in instructional technology, educational media and communications, school library media, and closely allied programs in the United States. Entries are listed alphabetically by state, following a classified list of programs. (AEF)|

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 1999

1999-01-01

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Graduate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes graduate programs in Instructional Technology, Educational Media and Communications, School Library Media, and closely allied programs in the United States. Entries provide name and address, chairperson, types of degrees offered, special features of the program, admission requirements, degree requirements, number of faculty, number of…

Branch, Oratile Maribe, Ed.

2001-01-01

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Graduate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes graduate programs in instructional technology, educational media and communications, school library media, and closely allied programs in the United States. Entries provide name and address, chairperson, types of degrees offered, special features of the program, admission requirements, degree requirements, number of faculty, number of…

Burdett, Anna E.

2003-01-01

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Graduate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This section of "Educational Media and Technology Yearbook" is a directory that describes graduate programs in Instructional Technology, Educational Media and Communications, School Library Media, and closely allied programs in the United States. Master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees are combined into one list. Information can be considered…

Cole, Leslie.

2002-01-01

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Occupational Differences between Recent Male and Female College Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Occupational difference by gender is a key feature of the labor market. While this is less true of college graduates than other groups, even among them men and women are concentrated in different occupations. While differences in occupations for college graduates are often attributed to college major, few tests of this hypothesis have been…

Joy, Lois

2006-01-01

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Occupational differences between recent male and female college graduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Occupational difference by gender is a key feature of the labor market. While this is less true of college graduates than other groups, even among them men and women are concentrated in different occupations. While differences in occupations for college graduates are often attributed to college major, few tests of this hypothesis have been conducted. Using the National Center for

Lois Joy

2006-01-01

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[Computer-aided occupational health education for post-graduates].  

PubMed

Nowadays, it's inevitable that occupational physicians enhance the activities in the field of occupational health through the use of the computer. Moreover, computer-aided self-education programs are one of the most useful tools for occupational physicians because they must learn a large volume of multidiscipline expertise for occupational health. Thus, we tried to apply a practical training program using the software of our own making in the post-graduate training course of fundamental occupational health. One is a self-education software for the study of electrocardiograms, and the other is a simple system to manage the serial data of a medical checkup and the reports of an inspection tour in the workplace. By this system one is also able to receive information such as a chest X-ray via the internet. Twenty-three students appraised our programs as for the contents (easily understandable, adequate volume); teacher's attitudes (enthusiastic approach to the training, enough time for questions, attention to the reaction of the class) and free comments. Because 4.3 points (at most 5.0) on an average was obtained, we are encouraged to make multimedia instructional materials on occupational health. PMID:9431584

Oda, S; Yahata, K; Higashi, T; Funatani, F

1997-12-01

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STEm Minority Graduate Program  

SciTech Connect

ABSTRACT The state of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States has seen some unfavorable assessments over the past decade. In early February, 2010 the House of Representatives heard testimony on undergraduate and graduate education. The message from the panel, which included experts from academia, STEM-based industries, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) was dire and required an urgent response. The experts along with the committee���¢��������s chairperson, U. S. Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) cited that the complexity of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics applications and coursework and the methodology utilized to teach these subjects are forcing students out of these disciplines. As the National Academies described in its 2007 report Rising Above the Gathering Storm, successful STEM education is not just an academic pursuit���¢��������it���¢��������s a necessity for competing in the knowledge-based economy that the United States had a key role in creating. The potential for action is being made available again as the America COMPETES Act of 2007 is up for reauthorization. Its initial focus was on STEM education at the K-12 levels, but efforts at the undergraduate and graduate levels are needed to retain students to fill the jobs left vacant as baby boomers retire. The Educational Advancement Alliance, Inc. (EAA) has for two decades created programs that have not only addressed the issues of ensuring that students are aptly prepared for college but have focused its efforts over the past decade on increasing the number of students who pursue degrees in STEM disciplines. For the EAA, the introduction of the wonders of science begins at the elementary and middle school level via the Learning Lab, a state-of-the-art mobile science laboratory that visits students in grades 4-6 at the various schools throughout Philadelphia and The Math/Tech Academy which meets on Saturdays for students in grades 5-7. For the past two years the EAA has assisted college graduates in their quest to attain advanced degrees in STEM by providing fellowships. The EAA continued this effort by recruiting and providing fellowships to students who aspired to continue their education at the graduate level. The fellowships provided funding for tuition, fees, books, technology, and stipends to assist with room, board, and living expenses during the academic year and salary, transportation, and living expenses to those students who secured internships with the Department of Energy. Additionally the EAA designed and implemented needed support systems to ensure successful completion of the Masters degree programs, including but not limited to membership in professional associations, attendance at industry and academic conferences, and professional development workshops, and tutorial assistance if needed. This program assisted over 80 students directly and society-at-large by helping to educate and develop future physicists, engineers, biostatisticians, and researchers who will have the necessary skillsets to fill the increasing numbers of positions that require such expertise.

Kaen E. Nicholas

2012-09-20

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Information literacy skills of occupational therapy graduates: promoting evidence-based practice in the MOT curriculum.  

PubMed

Are Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) graduates more successful than BS graduates in accessing and analyzing research literature? This retrospective cohort study used a survey sent to Ohio State University MOT graduates, asking why they need information for their practice, what types of information they seek, and how they search for and use it. Results suggest that the MOT program has fostered higher-level skills than did the BS program in independent writing, a greater focus on evidence-based practice, and the use of bibliographic databases. The MOT graduates report high confidence in their ability to apply research to practice and high satisfaction with the lifelong learning skills they learned. The survey findings support the importance of collaboration between Occupational Therapy faculty and medical librarians in developing MOT educational programs. PMID:21058179

Powell, Carol A; Case-Smith, Jane

2010-10-01

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Evaluating Occupational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Stresses the importance of evaluating occupational programs on a regular basis. Offers a brief explanation of the approaches to program evaluation taken at the Dallas County Community College District (TX), South Puget Sound Community College (WA), and Triton College (IL). Offers a list of references on program evaluation. (CBC)|

Long, James P.

1987-01-01

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Assessing Demand for Graduate and Professional Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Graduate education is entering an era of market segmentation, varying student demand, and changing requirements from employers, meaning graduate students will assess graduate opportunities differently and institutions will assess programs differently. The traditional view of graduate study as preparation for a research or teaching career and…

Syverson, Peter D.

1996-01-01

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Entrepreneurship of dietetic program graduates.  

PubMed

Successful dietetic program graduates must have an entrepreneurial mindset and skills to respond to environmental changes and consumer trends. The purpose of this study was to determine current or intended entrepreneurship by graduates of a Dietitians of Canada accredited university program, as influenced by self-efficacy stemming from entrepreneurial experiences in education or early career, as well as by internal and external factors. This study employed an exploratory descriptive methodology with a questionnaire mailed to a discrete sample. Ninety graduates completed and returned the questionnaire for a response rate of 55%. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, two-way table analysis, the chi-square test for independence, and Fisher's exact test. Significant relationships were found between self-efficacy scores and entrepreneurial action, specific entrepreneurial experiences and entrepreneurial intent and action, dietetic internship and intent, and belief in the importance of business skills and intent. Those with entrepreneurial intent and/or action identified creativity, dietetic education/internship, persistence, business skills, and family/friend support as helping factors. These results suggest that undergraduate, internship, and continuing education programs for dietitians should incorporate activities that develop entrepreneurial skills and contribute toward an entrepreneurial mindset. PMID:15596035

Mann, Linda L; Blum, Ilya

2004-01-01

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Undergraduate Psychology Courses Preferred by Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Information about the undergraduate psychology courses preferred by graduate programs is useful for a number of purposes, including (a) advising psychology majors who are interested in graduate school, (b) undergraduate curriculum planning, and (c) examining whether graduate programs' preferences reflect national guidelines for the undergraduate…

Lawson, Timothy J.; Reisinger, Debra L.; Jordan-Fleming, Mary Kay

2012-01-01

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Graduate Programs in Industrial Education: Monograph 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the monograph is the identification of unsolved problems in providing programs of graduate education in the field of industrial education. In part one there are reports of a literature review on graduate education and a study of the status of industrial education graduate programs. Parts two, three and four are addressed to current…

American Council on Industrial Arts Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

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Assessing the Quality of Innovative Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Dealing effectively with the issue of quality assessment in innovative graduate programs involves having a clear idea of what is meant by "quality," of the range of "graduate education," and of what constitutes "innovation." (MLW)|

Millard, Richard

1984-01-01

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ACTUAL AND OPTIMAL AMOUNTS OF GENERAL EDUCATION IN OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study determined and compared the views of community college graduates and leavers of occupational programs on the actual and optimal amounts of general education. Data were collected via mail survey from a random sample of 400 graduates and leavers. Results suggested that actual amounts of general education taken differed from the optimal amount desired. All AAS and certificate students

L. Pendleton Armistead; Daniel E. Vogler

1987-01-01

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Developing a strategic marketing plan for physical and occupational therapy services: a collaborative project between a critical access hospital and a graduate program in health care management.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to develop a marketing plan for the Physical and Occupational Therapy (PT/OT) department at a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). We took the approach of understanding and analyzing the rural community and health care environment, problems faced by the PT/OT department, and developing a strategic marketing plan to resolve those problems. We used hospital admissions data, public and physician surveys, a SWOT analysis, and tools to evaluate alternative strategies. Lack of awareness and negative perception were key issues. Recommended strategies included building relationships with physicians, partnering with the school district, and enhancing the wellness program. PMID:23924224

Kash, Bita A; Deshmukh, A A

2013-01-01

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Culturally Responsive Leadership: Graduate Program Egalitarianism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As American society becomes increasingly diverse, it is paramount that university graduate programs produce culturally responsive leaders capable of synergistically energizing an increasingly heterogeneous work force. Inherent in this charge is the egalitarian approach to graduate program design. Culturally responsive leadership development is…

Farmer, Tod Allen; Higham, J. Russell, III

2007-01-01

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Engagement in Two Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study examines two US interdisciplinary graduate programs which involve faculty and students from different disciplines. Haworth and Conrad's engagement theory of quality graduate education was applied. It was found that when interdisciplinary programs facilitate engagement by supporting diversity, participation, connections, and…

Newswander, Lynita K.; Borrego, Maura

2009-01-01

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Review of the Graduate Program in Nursing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Provision of partial support for a graduate program offering the master's degree with a special emphasis in community mental health nursing was analyzed. The program, as developed, allowed the student to gain increased knowledge of human behavior, both no...

1980-01-01

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Transition within a graduate nurse residency program.  

PubMed

As evidence of the effectiveness of these programs grows, nurse leaders feel the pressure to establish high-quality, yet cost-effective graduate nurse transition programs. In 2009, the authors developed an innovative program by incorporating transition theory, research results, stakeholder involvement, and the recommendations of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The graduate nurse residency program yielded positive outcomes, including stakeholder satisfaction and high retention rates. PMID:23061408

Varner, Kendra D; Leeds, Ruth A

2012-10-08

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Multicultural Content in Social Work Graduate Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the results of a national survey of Deans and Directors of graduate social work programs and of social work faculty responsible for teaching graduate-level multicultural courses. The findings indicate the use of a combined infusion and designated course model is the most prominent in addressing the CSWE diversity curriculum content requirement. Although there is substantive content on

Cora Ledoux; Frank F. Montalvo

1999-01-01

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A Graduate Professional Program in Translation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The City University of New York Graduate School's professional program in translation combines high-level, specialized language learning in French, German, and Spanish with related graduate work in such disciplines as international affairs, finance, banking, jurisprudence, literature, and computer science. (CB)

Waldinger, Renee

1987-01-01

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Sport Management Graduate Programs: Characteristics of Effectiveness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports a study that examined the characteristics that enable graduate sport management programs to achieve their objectives. Surveys of sport management educators found they agreed on 11 characteristics that indicated a sport management program's effectiveness. Respondents believed an effective program should produce sport managers, not…

Li, Ming; And Others

1994-01-01

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Evolving Graduate Programs in Arizona  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the University of Arizona, as in many other top-ranked research institutions, there is a tension between the desire to give student broad enough skills for the workplace with the demands of the specific academic discipline. 2\\/3 of the Astronomy graduate students at Steward Observatory go on to permanent jobs at universities or observatories, but some of our most successful

C. D. Impey

2002-01-01

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Agricultural Occupations Program Planning Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The major program objectives of agricultural occupations courses are (1) to develop agricultural competencies needed by individuals engaged in or preparing to engage in production agriculture, and in agricultural occupations other than production agriculture; (2) to develop an understanding of the career opportunities in agriculture; (3) to…

Hemp, Paul E.; Mayer, Leon

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Performance Specifications for Occupational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document lists and discusses the development of Maryland's performance specifications for occupational programs. The introduction explains the process used to develop performance standards and specifications for 10 career cluster majors that were identified by a task force of educators and employers as high-demand occupational areas in…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Career Technology and Adult Learning.

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THE PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL STATUS OF OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES OVER THE PAST FIVE YEAR PERIOD FROM 1959 TO 1963.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|OVER A 5-YEAR PERIOD, 4,631 VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES FROM 127 OF OKLAHOMA'S 383 HIGH SCHOOLS WITH A PROGRAM IN THIS AREA WERE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY WERE TAKING UP FARMING AS AN OCCUPATION OR WERE ENTERING THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING FIELD OF "AGRIBUSINESS," AND TO WHAT EXTENT THESE GRADUATES WERE USING THIS VOCATIONAL…

EDINGTON, EVERETT D.; HILL, RONALD E.

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Medical Physics Graduate Program At An HBCU  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Physics Department at Hampton University houses the first Medical Physics graduate program at a minority institution, and the first in the state of Virginia. Jointly established with the Eastern Virginia Medical School, the program requires students to take standard physics courses in addition to medical physics classes and clinical rotations performed at local hospitals. The associated medical physics research

Paul Gueye

2006-01-01

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Graduate Degree Programs and Distance Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes three graduate distance education programs: the virtual campus of Walden University, the University of Phoenix Online Campus in San Francisco, and the television-based National Technological University. The programs demonstrate how a wide range of delivery methods satisfy the need for rigor, collaboration, and assisted autodidaxy in…

Swenson, Craig D.

1995-01-01

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Creating an Innovative Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In response to a growing movement within higher education to provide interdisciplinary educational programs, this study describes the creation of an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in healthcare policy and management. Building on prior research, we surveyed healthcare executives to examine their perceptions about the need for such…

McFadden, Kathleen L.; Chen, Shi-Jie; Munroe, Donna J.; Naftzger, Jay R.; Selinger, Evan M.

2011-01-01

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Graduate Extension Programs in Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes an extension program at Illinois State University which offers an M.S. in Business. The program may serve as a useful guide for similar extension programs in teacher education. (HMD)|

Decker, C. Richard; Smith, Robert R.

1974-01-01

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Differences in the Occupational Achievement Process between Male and Female College Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study of college graduates from the 1960s indicated that compared with men, women showed greater instability in occupational expectations; reaped lesser returns in occupational status from investments in advanced education; and were less likely to realize their occupational expectations. (Author/AV)|

Spaeth, Joe L.

1977-01-01

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Graduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the advantages of getting graduate degrees in pharmaceutical sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, and respiratory therapy. Looks at the cost of education, degrees offered, research and clinical options, availability of programs, and career options. (JOW)|

Eng, Jacqueline; And Others

1991-01-01

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to support the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) manages the GRFP application and review processes under contract to NSF.

Jeffrey Johnson

2002-01-01

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34 CFR 535.1 - What is the Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...is the Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program? 535.1 Section...EDUCATION BILINGUAL EDUCATION: GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM General § 535...the Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program? The...

2009-07-01

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34 CFR 535.1 - What is the Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...is the Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program? 535.1 Section...EDUCATION BILINGUAL EDUCATION: GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM General § 535...the Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program? The...

2010-07-01

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34 CFR 535.1 - What is the Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program? 535.1 Section...BILINGUAL EDUCATION: GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM General § 535.1...Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program? The Bilingual...

2013-07-01

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Engineering Design Education Program for Graduate School  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The new educational methods of engineering design have attempted to improve mechanical engineering education for graduate students in a way of the collaboration in education of engineer and designer. The education program is based on the lecture and practical exercises concerning the product design, and has engineering themes and design process themes, i.e. project management, QFD, TRIZ, robust design (Taguchi method) , ergonomics, usability, marketing, conception etc. At final exercise, all students were able to design new product related to their own research theme by applying learned knowledge and techniques. By the method of engineering design education, we have confirmed that graduate students are able to experience technological and creative interest.

Ohbuchi, Yoshifumi; Iida, Haruhiko

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Graduate Training Program in Industrial Hygiene. Final Performance Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The University of Arizona graduate training program in Industrial Hygiene for the period July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1995 was described. During this reporting period a total of 26 Industrial Hygiene students were graduated from the program. Fourteen of ...

C. D. Crutchfield

1995-01-01

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Occupational Stability of New College Graduates. Research Note. IERC RN 2003-1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Henke and Zahn (2001) found that 1992-93 college graduates who entered K-12 teaching were among the most stable of all employed graduates with respect to their occupations three years later. This Research Note reanalyzes "Baccalaureate and Beyond" ["The 1993 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study" ("B&B93")] data to include in the three-year…

Presley, Jennifer B.

2003-01-01

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A graduate student's, graduate program director's, and chairman's perspective of the Dentist Scientist Award program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Dentist Scientist Award (DSA) program was introduced as an innovative mechanism of support and structure to meet the critical demand for the training of expert clinician scientists. This article presents an overview of the University of North Carolina's DSA program as it relates to the Department of Prosthodontics and the graduate program in prosthodontics. Recruitment of DSA candidates for

David A Felton

1996-01-01

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The Changing Paradigm of Graduate Student Professional Socialization and Mentoring in Graduate Adult Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of mentoring has been consistently emphasized in American higher education especially at the graduate level. Increased emphasis on research and teaching for faculty as well as migration to distance education delivery formats has affected the amount of time that faculty can devote to mentoring graduate students. Some graduate program

Miller, Michael T.; Deggs, David

2012-01-01

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Information literacy skills of occupational therapy graduates: a survey of learning outcomes  

PubMed Central

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to assess whether recent graduates of the Ohio State University's Occupational Therapy division are applying information-seeking skills they learned as undergraduates, and to seek their advice on ways to improve information-literacy instruction for current and future occupational therapy students. Method: A survey was sent to a sample of graduates from 1995–2000. The results were entered into an SPSS database, and descriptive and inferential results were calculated to determine the information-seeking patterns of these recent graduates. Results: A majority of the occupational therapy graduates who responded to the survey prefer to use information resources that are readily available to them, such as advice from their colleagues or supervisors (79%) and the Internet (69%), rather than the evidence available in the journal literature. Twenty-six percent (26%) of the graduates have searched MEDLINE or CINAHL at least once since they graduated. Formal library instruction sessions were considered useful by 42% of the graduates, and 22% of the graduates found informal contacts with librarians to be useful. Conclusions: Librarians and occupational therapy faculty must intensify their efforts to convey the importance of applying research information to patient care and inform students of ways to access this information after they graduate. In addition to teaching searching skills for MEDLINE and CINAHL, they must provide instruction on how to assess the quality of information they find on the Internet. Other findings suggest that occupational therapy practitioners need access to information systems in the clinical setting that synthesize the research in a way that is readily applicable to patient-care issues.

Powell, Carol A.; Case-Smith, Jane

2003-01-01

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The Impact of SNAP-ED and EFNEP on Program Graduates 6 Months after Graduation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research was conducted to determine if graduates from either the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education or Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program maintained behavioral changes 6 months after completing the program. Staff asked graduates to complete a 10- or 15-question behavior checklist that was identical to the entry and…

Koszewski, Wanda; Sehi, Natalie; Behrends, Donnia; Tuttle, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

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Camp Concrete Growth of a Graduate Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students at The University of Oklahoma are offered an opportunity to participate in a locally funded undergrad research program, "Camp Concrete", which is loosely based on the National Science Foundations, Research Experience for Undergrad (REU) program. Forty seven students have been involved in this program during the last four summers. The research foci include structural, and civil engineering materials. This successful summer research program involves large numbers of undergraduates in cutting edge, "pure" research. The organization and management of the undergrad research program is discussed. Challenges for the faculty and staff include; locating funding support, quick implementation of the research, high volume testing, encouraging active learning while making the work fun and exciting, and expanding the students horizons beyond the immediate research focus of their team. As the summer progresses, the students take over day-to-day management of the projects. To ensure that all the students are engaged in the research and understand its goals and challenges, weekly meetings are held to discuss progress, difficulties and preliminary results. Helping to make the work fun and exciting, while granting the students control of the research process, encourages the students to pursue graduate study. Each of the projects that are used to fund this program addresses an immediate need identified by the individual project sponsor. The project sponsors are not aware that their research program is funding this undergraduate research program and are only interested in solutions to their research problem. Assessment methods for the undergraduate research include the standard methods used for graduate level research. This includes evaluation of the projects outcome by the sponsors, presentation and discussion at national conventions & peer reviewed journal articles. The program is analyzed and the students experience and its possible impact on their personal and professional life is discussed and evaluated in this paper. These aspects of the program are assessed through the use of a survey.

Ramseyer, Chris

2011-09-07

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Community College Graduates' Perceptions of Adult Learning Instructional Practices Employed in Continuing Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine continuing education students' perceptions of adult education instructional practices at an urban community college. The continuing education students recently graduated from programs of law enforcement, truck driving, and health occupations. Perception analysis was based on the six…

Hinkson, Chandris Christina

2010-01-01

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The Washington State Graduate Fellowship Program. Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This status report presents progress data concerning the Graduate Fellowship Program that was initiated in Washington State in 1987. The Washington State legislature enacted the Graduate Fellowship Trust Fund Program to strengthen partnerships between citizens and public four-year institutions. It does this by providing a matching grant program

Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.

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Reconsidering Graduate Programs for Students from Developing Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines issues related to graduate programs in agricultural and extension education for students from developing nations who are studying in developed countries. Implications are drawn for developing graduate programs that prepare individuals for their most likely career paths. Such programs may not be congruent given the current…

Miller, Larry E.

2004-01-01

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7 CFR 3402.5 - Overview of National Needs Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National Needs Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants Program. 3402.5 Section...NATIONAL NEEDS GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP GRANTS PROGRAM Program Description...National Needs Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Grants Program. (a)...

2013-01-01

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Knowledge about Pain among Newly Graduated Occupational Therapists: Relevance for Curriculum Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent occupational therapy graduates (n=35) obtained a 53% correct response rate to a 69-item test on pain knowledge and attitudes. Results indicate the need for further education, especially in the areas of pain assessment and measurement and pharmacological management. (Author/JOW)|

Strong, Jenny; Tooth, Leigh; Unruh, Anita

1999-01-01

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Assessment of Psychology Graduate Program Information on the Web  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We gathered information on MA and PhD psychology programs from direct mailings and Web sites from 70 universities in the United States. Analyses revealed that Web sites provided more information about graduate programs than direct mailings, especially in areas not directly related to graduate applications. Further analyses indicated that…

Bartsch, Robert A.; Warren, Thomas D.; Sharp, Aaron D.; Green, Marsha A.

2003-01-01

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Competencies for Graduate Culinary Management Degree Programs: Stakeholders' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Available literature on graduate hospitality education was highly focused on required competencies for hospitality management degree programs but not on culinary management. One possible explanation is that the culinary sector still lags behind in the formation of graduate culinary management programs in the United States. This causal comparative…

George, Annette A.

2009-01-01

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Competencies for Graduate Culinary Management Degree Programs: Stakeholders' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Available literature on graduate hospitality education was highly focused on required competencies for hospitality management degree programs but not on culinary management. One possible explanation is that the culinary sector still lags behind in the formation of graduate culinary management programs in the United States. This causal comparative…

George, Annette A.

2009-01-01

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Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills (GRADS). Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|GRADS (Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills) is an in-school instructional and intervention program for pregnant teens and young parents. Its objectives are to help these students remain in school through graduation, have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies, learn practical parenting and child-development skills, gain an orientation to…

Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

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Occupational Health--Its Role in Environmental Health Programs  

PubMed Central

An important part of the practice of occupational medicine is directed toward the control of the industrial, physical, chemical and biological environments which may adversely affect health. This concern with the effect of environment on health has moved out of industry and has become a major area of public health practice, as evidenced by interest in pesticides, air pollution and radioactive fallout. The discipline of occupational health is a natural resource and springboard for the development of the skills necessary to control these environmental hazards. Occupational health is supplying trained and experienced personnel in the applied technical and administrative phases. It also can provide a basis for graduate teaching and research programs in environmental health. At the University of California's School of Public Health in Berkeley, curricula are being developed for educating teachers and research personnel in the environmental health sciences.

Tabershaw, Irving R.

1964-01-01

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Occupational Component. 36-Level Courses. Program of Studies/Curriculum Guide. Integrated Occupational Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Integrated Occupational Program (IOP) enables students in Alberta (Canada) who have experienced difficulty in learning to develop essential concepts, skills, and attitudes in the context of one or more occupational clusters. The IOP has four levels: occupational awareness (grades 8-9), career exploration (level 16), occupational orientation…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

61

The Influence of Rare Book and Manuscript Repositories on Graduate Research in the Humanities: The Graduate Research Fellowship Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the influence of the rare book and manuscript repository on graduate student researchers in the humanities, through an examination of the graduate research fellowship program. Based on a comparison of residential research fellowship programs at twenty-three rare book and manuscript repositories, this article argues that fellowship programs perform three important functions. The fellowship process encourages graduate students

Kathryn James

2008-01-01

62

International exchange program: findings from Taiwanese graduate nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored Taiwanese graduate nursing students’ transcultural experiences in the United States during an international exchange program. A qualitative method with content analysis was used to analyze journal entries on perceptions of American culture, American nursing, and reflections on personal and professional growth written by nine graduate nursing students from Taiwan. The mean age of the participants was 32

Carol Shieh

2004-01-01

63

The Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs: The Graduates' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was designed to solicit the perspectives of AP and IB graduates who have completed at least one semester of postsecondary education about their experiences while in their respective programs. This study was also conducted to determine whether these IB graduates report that they were better prepared for postsecondary studies than…

Smith, Shannon Saxby

2009-01-01

64

Information Science in Graduate Library Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the definitions of information science, the general development of information science education, and its present status in graduate library education in Canada, including specific lists of courses offered and a list of information science topics. (CWM)|

Tague, Jean

1979-01-01

65

34 CFR 648.1 - What is the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...648.1 What is the Graduate Assistance in Areas of...Need program? The Graduate Assistance in Areas...Need program provides fellowships through academic departments...higher education to assist graduate students of...

2013-07-01

66

Graduate Management Program Abstracts of Theses Class 75A.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document presents thirty 200 word abstracts on theses written by Class 75A of the Graduate Management Programs. The theses report on research related to Air Force and DOD management problems in logistics and facilities management functional areas.

1975-01-01

67

Adult Learners as Graduate Students: Underlying Motivation in Completing Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The majority of graduate part-time programs are fueled by adult learners seeking to enhance their human capital and advance professional careers. In contrast, degree-granting programs seek to impart knowledge and advance learning in a particular discipline. At this intersection lies the individual student's motivation to satisfy their personal…

Hegarty, Niall

2011-01-01

68

Adult Learners as Graduate Students: Underlying Motivation in Completing Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The majority of graduate part-time programs are fueled by adult learners seeking to enhance their human capital and advance professional careers. In contrast, degree-granting programs seek to impart knowledge and advance learning in a particular discipline. At this intersection lies the individual student's motivation to satisfy their personal…

Hegarty, Niall

2011-01-01

69

Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Program (CODAP).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

CODAP is a series of computer programs for occupational analysis which: permit the transformation of job data into machine input form; allow certain mathematical and summary processes to occur; and present reports relative to job organization and statisti...

R. Canter J. P. Miller

1974-01-01

70

Health Service Occupations. Florida Vocational Program Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This vocational program guide is intended to assist in the organization, operation, and evaluation of a program in health services occupations in school districts, area vocational centers, and community colleges. The following topics are covered: program content (job duties of physical therapy aides and orderlies and curriculum framework and…

Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services.

71

Nova Southeastern University Graduate Teacher Education Program Syllabus  

Microsoft Academic Search

NOTE: To insure program consistency, all sections of each course in the Graduate Teacher Education Program, regardless of location or delivery format, follow the same course requirements and content as listed in this syllabus that is provided by the program professor. The instructor may add, but not delete, objectives and activities based on current practices. Students should contact their on-site

I. TSOL

72

Educational Preparation and Experiences in the Industrial-Occupational Setting: A Qualitative Study of Athletic Training Graduates' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Context: The industrial-occupational setting provides a workplace of substantial potential for the athletic training graduate. Acquiring input from entry-level athletic trainers (ATs) pertaining to experiences, knowledge, and skills necessary to be successful in the industrial-occupational setting is critical information for future Athletic…

Schilling, Jim F.

2011-01-01

73

Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program Annual Report: Class of 2011  

SciTech Connect

Annual report for the Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP), which PNNL administers for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Features the Class of 2011. The NGFP is a NNSA program with a mission to cultivate future technical and policy leaders in nonproliferation and international security. Through the NGFP, outstanding graduate students with career interests in nonproliferation are appointed to program offices within the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN). During their one-year assignment, Fellows participate in programs designed to detect, prevent, and reverse the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

McMakin, Andrea H.

2012-08-20

74

Providing Writing Support for Graduate-Level Education: The Master in Social Work Graduate Writing Fellow Program Report, Year 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

As BSC graduate education has expanded, the educational needs of graduate students have become more clearly defined. Issues of equity, addressed in undergraduate education by Project Compass, are also present at the graduate level but without the same institutional support. To better support these and all students, the MSW program partnered with the Office of Teaching and Learning, Writing Across

Emily Douglas; Barbara Bond; Michelle Cox; Karen Fein

2010-01-01

75

Using Supervised Occupational Experience Programs to Improve FFA Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To build a better Future Farmers of America program, vocational agriculture teachers should stress supervised occupational experience programs (SOEP) by (1) requiring every student to have an SOEP, (2) making SOEP an integral part of instruction, and (3) making sure that the SOEP instruction includes the development of occupational goals. (LRA)

Vaughn, Paul R.; Wagley, Leon A.

1979-01-01

76

Accountability; Evaluation for Occupational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Accountability as applied to the educational process is the ability to demonstrate cost effectiveness in meeting predetermined educational philosophy and goals in various contexts. The book addresses itself to the development and utilization of a system of accountability for occupational education because that area lends itself more easily to the…

Johnson, Milo P.; Grafsky, Albert J., Jr.

77

Guidelines for External Review of New Graduate-Level Academic Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains revised policy and guidelines for the external evaluation of new graduate-level programs in the Oregon University System. Each institution in the Oregon University System that requests a new graduate-level or graduate degree program or a significant new option within an existing graduate program must complete an external…

Oregon Univ. System, Eugene.

78

Occupational Component. 36-Level Courses. Teacher Resource Manual. Integrated Occupational Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This 36-level occupational component of Integrated Occupational Program (IOP) consists of 8 occupational clusters composed of 20 occupational courses. Each course contains learning activities so that students in Alberta (Canada) may develop occupational concepts, skills, and attitudes. This teacher's manual consists of the following sections:…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

79

Impact of Undergraduate Research Experiences on Graduate Research programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Research Experience for Undergraduate program sponsored by the NSF has offered summer research opportunities to a large number of undergraduate students over the last twenty years. It essentially has become a requirement for undergraduate students applying to graduate school to have some kind of research experience. The Division of Nuclear Physics has expanded on the program to offer the students a ``Conference Experience for Undergraduates'' (CEU) where the students are giving the opportunity to present their research at the annual fall meeting of the Division. At the meeting the students have the opportunity to interact with researchers in the field and inform themselves about the various Graduate Schools offering programs in Nuclear Physics. For the Graduate Schools the program represents a targeted recruiting opportunity. )

Thoennessen, Michael

2010-02-01

80

Graduated Drivers License Programs and Rural Teenage Motor Vehicle Fatalities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Context: Graduated drivers license (GDL) programs have been shown to reduce motor vehicle fatalities among 15- to 17-year-olds. However, the 20 most rural states have been the least likely to enact more stringent GDL policies. Purpose: Estimate the relationship of GDL programs and the number of traffic fatalities among 15- to 17-year-olds on…

Morrisey, Michael A.; Grabowski, David C.

2006-01-01

81

Impact of Undergraduate Research Experiences on Graduate Research programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Research Experience for Undergraduate program sponsored by the NSF has offered summer research opportunities to a large number of undergraduate students over the last twenty years. It essentially has become a requirement for undergraduate students applying to graduate school to have some kind of research experience. The Division of Nuclear Physics has expanded on the program to offer the

Michael Thoennessen

2010-01-01

82

Graduate Training Program in Ocean Engineering. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Activities during the first three years of New York University's Ocean Engineering Program are described including the development of new courses and summaries of graduate research projects. This interdepartmental program at the master's level includes aeronautics, chemical engineering, metallurgy, and physical oceanography. Eleven courses were…

Frey, Henry R.

83

Impact of the Graduated Driver Licensing Program in Nova Scotia  

Microsoft Academic Search

A comprehensive evaluation of the Nova Scotia graduated licensing program was conducted. This program was implemented on October 1, 1994 and applies to all novice drivers, regardless of age. It spans 2 1\\/2 years in two stages: a 6-month learner phase, followed by a 24-month newly licensed driver phase. During both phases several driving restrictions apply, most notably a requirement

DANIEL R. MAYHEW; HERBERT M. SIMPSON; MANON DES GROSEILLIERS; ALLAN F. WILLIAMS

2001-01-01

84

Afterword: A Graduate Program in First Nations Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The University of Alberta, Edmonton, announces the approval of a graduate program in First Nations education at both the master's and doctoral level. Describes program plans related to the use of elders, Native language revitalization, student selection, core courses, adjunct faculty (indigenous scholars), and the application process. (SV)|

Wilson, Peggy; Wilson, Stan

1995-01-01

85

A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS TECHNOLOGY  

Microsoft Academic Search

While there are a number of university graduate-education programs that address non-proliferation and safeguards policy issues; there are none in the United States that train students in the specific technical aspects of nuclear safeguards. Formal education of this kind is necessary to sustain the flow of technically trained individuals to diverse programs in safeguards, nonproliferation, and national security. In response

L. FISHBONE; B. SISKIND; S. PEPPER

2005-01-01

86

A Summer Graduate Program for Electrical Engineering Faculty Members  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few formal programs have been developed with the specific goals of enabling faculty members to further their education in new and developing technical areas and to work towards advanced degrees in a planned sequence of summer courses. A summer graduate program for electrical engineering teachers was instituted in 1962 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute as a result of many months of

Glen A. Richardson

1968-01-01

87

A novel graduate program in Healthcare Technologies Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin have developed a novel graduate program combining business, biomedical engineering, and healthcare technology management courses. This new program, leading to a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Technologies Management, is designed to prepare students to work in hospitals, medical device companies, and healthcare consulting firms

J. R. Goldberg

1999-01-01

88

Expectations of Adult Graduate Students in an Online Degree Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was conducted to examine the expectations of adult graduate students enrolled in an online degree program at a research university in the mid-South United States. Students who were pursuing their master of education degree were invited to participate in an e-Focus group regarding their expectations of the degree program. Focus groups…

Deggs, David; Grover, Kenda; Kacirek, Kit

2010-01-01

89

Nursing administration graduate programs in the United States.  

PubMed

Providing nursing administrators with excellent educational programming is imperative for the profession. The author analyzes trends in nursing administration education in the United States and how they compare with standards and future recommendations for graduate curricula. The degrees conferred, curricula, hours of study, and educational modalities are examined in 57 master's degrees in nursing programs with concentrations in administration. PMID:17975469

Scott, Elaine S

2007-11-01

90

Report on Occupational/Technical Programs at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Research Report No. 2-96.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Part of an annual review of occupational/technical programs at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), this report describes enrollment, graduation, and placement outcomes for PVCC's Associate of Applied Science and certificate programs. Following an executive summary and introduction, the report presents data on program outcomes related to…

Head, Ronald B.

91

Factors of Persistence Among Graduates of Athletic Training Education Programs  

PubMed Central

Context: Previous researchers have indicated that athletic training education programs (ATEPs) appear to retain students who are motivated and well integrated into their education programs. However, no researchers have examined the factors leading to successful persistence to graduation of recent graduates from ATEPs. Objective: To determine the factors that led students enrolled in a postprofessional education program accredited by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) to persist to graduation from accredited undergraduate ATEPs. Design: Qualitative study. Setting: Postprofessional education program accredited by the NATA. Patients or Other Participants: Fourteen graduates (12 women, 2 men) of accredited undergraduate entry-level ATEPs who were enrolled in an NATA-accredited postprofessional education program volunteered to participate. Data Collection and Analysis: We conducted semistructured interviews and analyzed data through a grounded theory approach. We used open, axial, and selective coding procedures. To ensure trustworthiness, 2 independent coders analyzed the data. The researchers then negotiated over the coding categories until they reached 100% agreement. We also performed member checks and peer debriefing. Results: Four themes emerged from the data. Decisions to persist to graduation from ATEPs appeared to be influenced by students' positive interactions with faculty, clinical instructors, and peers. The environment of the ATEPs also affected their persistence. Participants thought they learned much in both the clinic and the classroom, and this learning motivated them to persist. Finally, participants could see themselves practicing athletic training as a career, and this greatly influenced their eventual persistence. Conclusions: Our study gives athletic training educators insight into the reasons students persist to graduation from ATEPs. Specifically, athletic training programs should strive to develop close-knit learning communities that stress positive interactions between students and instructors. Athletic training educators also must work to present the athletic training field as exciting and dynamic.

Bowman, Thomas G.; Dodge, Thomas M.

2011-01-01

92

Distributive Occupations Program Management System. Career Development Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The distributive occupations management system is designed to assist the teacher in the organization and management of the program. It includes measurable objectives which detail the responsibilities of the teacher and students. A broad range of learning experiences in several distributive occupations are provided. Specific units are presented…

Larson, C. G.; And Others

93

The Influence of Rare Book and Manuscript Repositories on Graduate Research in the Humanities: The Graduate Research Fellowship Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explores the influence of the rare book and manuscript repository on graduate student researchers in the humanities, through an examination of the graduate research fellowship program. Based on a comparison of residential research fellowship programs at twenty-three rare book and manuscript repositories, this article argues that…

James, Kathryn

2007-01-01

94

DHS National Technical Nuclear Forensics Program FY 10 Summary Report: Graduate Mentoring Assistance Program (GMAP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contributes to the graduate student's formation as a member of the nuclear forensics community. The summary report details the student\\/mentor experience and future plans after the

Martha R. Finck

2011-01-01

95

Multicultural Challenges in Graduate Counseling Psychology Programs: Timely Reminders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Profiles current research on multicultural challenges in graduate counseling psychology programs. Discusses selection, recruitment, and retention of ethnic minority students and the hiring of minority faculty. Addresses the need to develop conceptual models of multicultural counseling for trainees and practitioners. (SNR)|

Essandoh, Pius K.

1996-01-01

96

Women's Perceptions of Graduate Level Educational Administration Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey of 123 women enrolled in Canadian graduate programs in educational administration found that, although some found a relatively warm professional climate for women, for many the experience was not positive. Devaluation of female faculty, counseling of women out of administration, sexist language, and other evidence of sexism were found.…

Epp, Juanita Ross

1994-01-01

97

Outreach Baccalaureate and Beginning Graduate Programs in Florida's Panhandle.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outreach baccalaureate and beginning graduate degree programs have been offered at Panama City Center under the jurisdiction of the University of West Florida since 1971. This feasibility study was conducted to establish directions for the future development of the Center, which already serves substantial numbers of persons in the area of seeking…

Florida State Board of Regents, Tallahassee.

98

Departmental Climate and Student Experiences in Graduate Geography Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explores how graduate students enrolled in M.A./M.S. and Ph.D. geography programs perceive the social and academic climate of their departments. A second objective is to understand how these students self-assess their own professional abilities, values, and goals, and whether these self-assessments differ across demographic and…

Solem, Michael; Lee, Jenny; Schlemper, Beth

2009-01-01

99

CHAPTER 9: The Reimagination of a Graduate Reading Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter examines the process that three professors in higher education engaged in to reimagine their graduate reading program. This reimagination began when the authors asked: What knowledge, experiences, and dispositions do reading professionals need to ensure children's success? To answer this question the authors engaged in a yearlong process of discussion, reflection, and curriculum mapping. This process resulted in

Kathleen F. Malu; Salika A. Lawrence; Geraldine Mongillo

2008-01-01

100

ASSESSMENT CENTER SIMULATION: A University Training Program for Business Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes Assessment Center (AC) programs that are used in Germany to prepare university business graduates making job applications to large companies. The simulation of real-life application procedures is explained, problems associated with the validity of the AC are addressed, and the roles and attitudes of students and experts are discussed.…

Steuer, Eckhard

1992-01-01

101

Building Energy Technologies Occupational Certificate Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this presentation from David Inman on Wilbur Wright College's building energy technologies occupational certificate program. The presentation focuses on the steps the college took when developing their program and the curriculum. The document may be downloaded in PDF file format. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a free log-in. There is no cost to download the item.

Inman, David

2012-10-02

102

Assessment of Success on the RHIA Certification Examination: A Comparison of Baccalaureate Program Graduates and Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program Graduates  

PubMed Central

The demand for registered health information administrators continues to outpace the available supply of credentialed graduates. One solution to address this shortfall has been the availability of postbaccalaureate certificate programs. A health information administration department at an academic health sciences center, which has historically offered a traditional bachelor of science degree in health information administration, has offered a postbaccalaureate certificate program in health information administration since 2001. As part of the program's ongoing quality review/performance improvement process, program faculty conducted an analysis to determine whether success on the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification examination was the same, regardless of the program type or method of course delivery. Results of this analysis demonstrated that the postbaccalaureate certificate program is a viable alternative for producing successful health information administration graduates, increasing program enrollment, and increasing the number of RHIAs in the workforce. Health information administration programs may consider a postbaccalaureate certificate program as a way to increase the number of graduates and in turn increase the health information administration workforce.

Condon, Jim; Barefield, Amanda

2012-01-01

103

Graduate teaching assistant perceptions of training programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to identify how Communication GTAs rank the importance of various issues and components of GTA training programs. Speech communication GTAs were asked to rate the importance of 12 different non?instructional concerns and 22 different issues regarding classroom management. GTAs were also presented with an open?ended question which asked GTAs how training programs could provide the most effective

David E. Williams; K. David roach

1992-01-01

104

Managing Large-Scale Online Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As with most states, Arkansas is experiencing substantial growth in the delivery of academic programs and courses by distance learning provided by institutions of higher education. At Arkansas State University faculty have adhered to the need of students and developed a completely online certification and master's program in Educational…

Singleton, Jacques; Bowser, Audrey; Hux, Annette; Neal, Gwendolyn

2013-01-01

105

DHS National Technical Nuclear Forensics Program FY 10 Summary Report: Graduate Mentoring Assistance Program (GMAP).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contribut...

M. R. Finck

2011-01-01

106

Purdue University graduate certificate program in Veterinary Homeland Security.  

PubMed

Our nation lacks a critical mass of professionals trained to prevent and respond to food- and animal-related emergencies. Training veterinarians provides an immediate means of addressing this shortage of experts. Achievement of critical mass to effectively address animal-related emergencies is expedited by concurrent training of professionals and graduate students in related areas. Purdue University offers a Web-based Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Homeland Security to address this special area of need. The program is a collaborative effort among the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, the Purdue Homeland Security Institute, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, the Indiana State Police, and others with the overall goal of increasing capacity and preparedness to manage animal-related emergencies. Individuals with expertise in veterinary medicine, public health, animal science, or homeland security are encouraged to participate. The Web-based system allows courses to be delivered efficiently and effectively around the world and allows participants to continue their graduate education while maintaining full-time jobs. Participants enhance their understanding of natural and intentional threats to animal health, strengthen their skills in managing animal-health emergencies, and develop problem-solving expertise to become effective members of animal emergency response teams and of their communities. Students receive graduate credit from Purdue University that can be used toward the certificate and toward an advanced graduate degree. Currently, 70 participants from 28 states; Washington, DC; Singapore; and Bermuda are enrolled. PMID:18723810

Amass, Sandra F; Blossom, Thaddaeus D; Ash, Marianne; McCay, Don; Mattix, Marc E

2008-01-01

107

Support programs for new graduates in pediatric nursing.  

PubMed

This study examined intent to stay and the relationship between work satisfaction and burnout in a sample of new registered nurse graduates hired at a freestanding children's hospital. The following research questions were addressed: (1) Two years after initial employment, what is the percentage of new graduates who intend to stay on the job? (2) Is there a relationship between work satisfaction and burnout? (3) What is the turnover rate after the implementation of a support group program for new registered nurses? Of a target group of 75 new graduate nurses, 33 (44%) completed a modified version of Aiken's Revised Nursing Work Index and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. A majority of the registered nurses intended to stay on the job, with 87.9% reporting that they were satisfied with their current position and 97.0% reporting that they were satisfied with being a nurse. The correlation between job satisfaction and burnout was as follows: r = -0.684, F(1,30) = -21.71; p < .001. Of the participants, 39% reported an increase in the amount of time they spent with patients over the year, 27% reported an increase in the amount of time they spent documenting patient care, and 24% reported that the "quality of care" they were providing was better than 1 year ago. Before the implementation of a support group program for new graduates in 2006, the turnover rate was 7.6%; in 2009, the turnover rate was 5.7%. PMID:21462909

Messmer, Patricia R; Bragg, Jane; Williams, Phoebe D

2011-04-01

108

Dual Degree Social Work Programs: Where are the Programs and Where are the Graduates?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents results of an exploratory study designed to survey the dual degree graduates of one large school of social work, and to report on the prevalence and types of dual degree programs offered at accredited schools of social work in the U.S. Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered from 72 dual degree graduates. Income, career trajectories, identification with

Shari E. Miller; Karen M. Hopkins; Geoffrey L. Greif

2008-01-01

109

Graduate Program Culture and Intention to Persist: Working Adults in Cohort and Non-Cohort Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cohort programs have been instituted at many universities to accommodate the growing number of mature adult graduate students who pursue degrees while maintaining multiple commitments such as work and family. While it is estimated that as many as 40-60% of students who begin graduate study fail to complete degrees, it is thought that attrition may…

Little, Diana Mitchell

2009-01-01

110

Implementation of a teaching assistant program in graduate nursing education.  

PubMed

Identifying and educating students who have an interest and talent to be future educators is a challenge throughout academia, including nursing. The ideal scenario is to identify students early in their education and construct or scaffold a unique relationship between professor and student. The authors discuss a teaching assistant model, implemented in a nursing graduate program, which augments the education process while developing potential future nursing educators. PMID:23969745

Goode, Victoria M; Horvath, Catherine; Jasinski, Donna

111

29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2010-07-01

112

29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2010-07-01

113

29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2009-07-01

114

29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2009-07-01

115

29 CFR 1960.12 - Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2010-07-01

116

29 CFR 1960.12 - Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2009-07-01

117

Directory of Academic Programs in Occupational Safety and Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet describes academic program offerings in American colleges and universities in the area of occupational safety and health. Programs are divided into five major categories, corresponding to each of the core disciplines: (1) occupational safety and health/industrial hygiene, (2) occupational safety, (3) industrial hygiene, (4)…

Weis, William J., III; And Others

118

Handbook of Occupational Programs. Task Linkage Project Publication No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To demonstrate the continuity between secondary and postsecondary occupational programs and the link between them and industrial manpower roles, this handbook cross references Georgia occupational educational programs and related job titles. Nineteen occupational clusters included in secondary schools are covered: agricultural power and…

Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. School of Education.

119

Directory of Academic Programs in Occupational Safety and Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet describes academic program offerings in American colleges and universities in the area of occupational safety and health. Programs are divided into five major categories, corresponding to each of the core disciplines: (1) occupational safety and health/industrial hygiene, (2) occupational safety, (3) industrial hygiene, (4)…

Weis, William J., III; And Others

120

Attrition of New Teachers among Recent College Graduates: Comparing Occupational Stability among 1992-93 Graduates Who Taught and Those Who Worked in Other Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the occupational stability of 1992-1993 bachelor's degree recipients, examining whether those who were teaching in 1994 were more or less likely that those who were working in other occupations in 1994 to have left the workforce or to be working in a different occupation by 1997. (Author/SLD)

Henke, Robin R.; Zahn, Lisa

2001-01-01

121

Attrition of New Teachers among Recent College Graduates: Comparing Occupational Stability among 1992-93 Graduates Who Taught and Those Who Worked in Other Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined the occupational stability of 1992-1993 bachelor's degree recipients, examining whether those who were teaching in 1994 were more or less likely that those who were working in other occupations in 1994 to have left the workforce or to be working in a different occupation by 1997. (Author/SLD)|

Henke, Robin R.; Zahn, Lisa

2001-01-01

122

Graduate Education in Chemistry. The ACS Committee on Professional Training: Surveys of Programs and Participants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on graduate education in chemistry concerning the nature of graduate programs. Contents include: (1) "Graduate Education in Chemistry in the United States: A Snapshot from the Late Twentieth Century"; (2) "A Survey of Ph.D. Programs in Chemistry"; (4) "The Master's Degree in Chemistry"; (5) "A Survey of Ph.D. Recipients in…

American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.

123

Understanding the Factors that Contribute to Graduate Student Success: A Study of Wingate University's MBA Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

MBA programs search for ways to identify candidates who will be successful in their programs. Several studies have been done that have analyzed the relationship between graduate grade point average and factors that contribute to academic performance, such as Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) scores, undergraduate GPA, gender and business experience. This paper addresses the relationship between graduate GPA and

Lisa Schwartz; Kristin Stowe; Patricia Sendall

124

Occupational therapy in a community aftercare program.  

PubMed

The need for effective community treatment for psychiatric clients has increased in recent years. The aftercare program descirbed in this paper provides a community treatment program for adult psychiatric clients that aims at facilitatin their adequate and independent adjustment to the community. The occupational therapist functions as a case manager of the treaatment team and is also program coordinator for the arts and crafts groups and the skill development groups. The arts and crafts groups are designed primarily to meet basic mental health needs; the skill development groups are aimed at teaching independent functioning in basic living skills. The behavior rehearsal model provides the theoretical framework for the skill development groups and is an effective approach in teaching skill acquisition to clients treated in the community. PMID:164120

Broekema, M C; Danz, K H; Schloemer, C U

1975-01-01

125

78 FR 47180 - Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1960 [Docket...Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related Matters; Subpart...Requirements AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor....

2013-08-05

126

Graduate Medical Education Leadership Development Curriculum for Program Directors  

PubMed Central

Objective Program director (PD) orientation to roles and responsibilities takes on many forms and processes. This article describes one institution's innovative arm of faculty development directed specifically toward PDs and associate PDs to provide institutional resources and information for those in graduate medical education leadership roles. Methods The designated institutional official created a separate faculty development curriculum for leadership development of PDs and associate PDs, modeled on the Association of American Medical Colleges-GRA (Group on Resident Affairs) graduate medical education leadership development course for designated institutional officials. It consists of monthly 90-minute sessions at the end of a working day, for new and experienced PDs alike, with mentoring provided by experienced PDs. We describe 2 iterations of the curriculum. To provide ongoing support a longitudinal curriculum of special topics has followed in the interval between core curriculum offerings. Results Communication between PDs across disciplines has improved. The broad, inclusive nature allowed for experienced PDs to take advantage of the learning opportunity while providing exchange and mentorship through sharing of lessons learned. The participants rated the course highly and education process and outcome measures for the programs have been positive, including increased accreditation cycle lengths. Conclusion It is important and valuable to provide PDs and associate PDs with administrative leadership development and resources, separate from general faculty development, to meet their role-specific needs for orientation and development and to better equip them to meet graduate medical education leadership challenges. This endeavor provides a foundational platform for designated institutional official and PD interactions to work on program building and improvement.

Haan, Constance K.; Zenni, Elisa A.; West, Denise T.; Genuardi, Frank J.

2011-01-01

127

A Theoretical Framework for an Occupational Orientation Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A theoretical framework for an occupational orientation program was developed by reviewing the literature on theory and theoretical frameworks, by synthesizing occupational choice theory, and by devising the timing and elements of the framework. Occupational choice theory was synthesized by considering the trait-factor, sociological,…

Key, James Perry

128

Resource Guide to Occupant Protection Programs and Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article lists public and private sector associations and organizations concerned with occupant protection. Many of these organizations will provide catalogues and other public information materials on occupant protection. Some have operational programs designed to influence their members in the health professions or the general public. All of the organizations have printed material available. Some provide additional resources on occupant

Kathryn Hollenbach; David A. Sleet

1984-01-01

129

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM IN PREPARING ITS GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT AS REPORTED BY POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|IN 1967, GRADUATES OF THE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM OF CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE WERE SENT A QUESTIONNAIRE ASKING HOW THEY RATED THE CURRICULUM AND WHAT THEY DID AFTER GRADUATION. THE 178 STUDENTS POLLED HAD GRADUATED AT ANY TIME DURING THE 14-YEAR LIFE OF THE PROGRAM. SEVENTY-EIGHT USABLE RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED, FROM WHICH THE FOLLOWING DATA WERE…

STEPHENSON, DON

130

A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS TECHNOLOGY.  

SciTech Connect

While there are a number of university graduate-education programs that address non-proliferation and safeguards policy issues; there are none in the United States that train students in the specific technical aspects of nuclear safeguards. Formal education of this kind is necessary to sustain the flow of technically trained individuals to diverse programs in safeguards, nonproliferation, and national security. In response to this need, the University of Missouri-Columbia, with assistance from Brookhaven National Laboratory, is initiating a Graduate Certificate Program in Nuclear Safeguards Technology: Students seeking advanced degrees in a variety of technical areas will complete a required sequence of courses in order to receive the certification. Required course work covers topics such as Nuclear Material Control and Accountability (MC&A), Physical Protection (PP); nuclear measurements, and a variety of other relevant subjects. Laboratory-based instruction will be included which will utilize the University of Missouri Research Reactor(MURR). MURR is the largest university-based research reactor and has extensive laboratory resources including a Canberra Aquila MPC&A Operational Monitoring demonstration system.

FISHBONE, L.; SISKIND, B.; PEPPER, S.

2005-07-10

131

GMAT Scores and Undergraduate GPAs as Predictors of Performance in Graduate Business Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ANOVA and split sample regression analyzed the Graduate Management Aptitude Test scores and undergraduate grade point averages (GPA) of 86 business administration graduate students. Test scores and GPA did not discriminate adequately between moderately low and very low performers in graduate programs. They appeared to predict academic performance…

Wright, Robert E.; Palmer, John C.

1994-01-01

132

The Effect of the HOPE Scholarship Program on Graduation Rates at Georgia State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Over the past decade, the problem of student retention and graduation has resulted in a stagnant national rate of graduation at 50%. The admittance of HOPE scholars began in 1993 and the scholarship program did not significantly impact the graduation rate from colleges within the University System of Georgia or Georgia State University. In order…

Jones, Elizabeth R.

2010-01-01

133

ARE GRADUATES OF BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN GERONTOLOGY EMPLOYED? A REPORT OF A NATIONAL SURVEY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educators and potential students have questioned the employability of gerontology graduates from the increasing number of educational programs in this field in the United States. This study sought to determine the employment of bachelor's degree gerontology graduates, as well as their reaction to their curricula. A national sample of 303 graduates from 17 of the 20 colleges and universities offering

Dorothy Fruit

1985-01-01

134

Social Work and Public Health: Comparing Graduates from a Dual-Degree Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study compared dual-degree master of social work/master of public health (MSW/MPH) and MSW-only graduates with 3 or more years of postgraduate experience. Thirty graduates from an MSW/MPH program were matched with 30 MSW-only graduates. All subjects were randomly selected from the alumni directory and interviewed via telephone. Results…

Ruth, Betty J.; Wyatt, Jamie; Chiasson, Emily; Geron, Scott Miyake; Bachman, Sally

2006-01-01

135

Employment Prospects of Aboriginal Graduates from Technical Programs: A Four Year Trend Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Each year since 1991, the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) has conducted a follow-up study of program graduates to compare information on employment outcomes for graduates of Aboriginal ancestry to those for all graduates. In 1994, a project was undertaken to analyze responses from the surveys conducted from 1991…

Sarkar, Gerlinde

136

Graduate Students Unite! Building an Outreach Program From Scratch  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the spring of 2000, a group of graduate students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) gathered and declared the need to facilitate participation in science education outreach. The result was the formation of the Scripps Community Outreach Program for Education (SCOPE, http://sioscope.ucsd.edu). SCOPE has been connecting SIO graduate students, faculty, and staff with existing outreach programs in the San Diego area ever since. While many scientists would like to commit some time to helping the general public understand the world around them, they often do not know where to begin. To make this connection, SCOPE holds meetings and operates an email listserv to announce upcoming outreach opportunities and sign up volunteers. Over the years, SCOPE has developed relationships with local science outreach groups, outreach events, schools, and teachers. There are usually at least two volunteer opportunities a month, some of which take place on the SIO campus itself. These opportunities include speaking to senior citizens, participating in a school career day, mentoring National Ocean Science Bowl teams, providing tours of SIO to minority middle and high school students, and just about anything else one can imagine. The opportunities are coordinated by one or two graduate students who graciously volunteer their time to make sure that community's and the scientist's needs are met. To keep such an organization running requires not only networking with the community but also networking within the university as well. It is necessary to keep in contact with other outreach groups on campus as well as the communication and development offices. In addition we have worked closely with the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and have played an important part of the California Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE, http://www.cacosee.net). We believe that SCOPE has been very successful and would like to share the lessons we have learned with interested members of the education and outreach community.

Reif, C.; Labonte, A.

2005-12-01

137

Remuneration of Graduates, as at 1 July 1994. Human Resources, Financial, and Economic Occupations = Vergoeding van Gegradueerdes, soos op 1 Julie 1994. Menslike Hulpbronne, Finansiele en Ekonomiese Beroepe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report, in both English and Afrikaans, is based on data gathered during a September 1994 mail survey of 215,284 South African graduates that elicited a total response rate of 18.3%. It details the remuneration of graduates (as of July 1, 1994) in a wide range of human resources, accounting and financial, economic, and sales occupations in…

Jacobs, Johan

138

Remuneration of Graduates, as at 1 July 1994. Natural, Computer and Agricultural Science Occupations = Vergoeding van Gegradueerdes, soos op 1 Julie 1994. Natuur-, Rekenaar- en Landbouwetenskapberoepe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which is based on data gathered during a September 1994 mail survey of 215,284 South African graduates that elicited a total response rate of 18.3%, details the remuneration of graduates (as of July 1, 1994) in the following occupational categories: physical science; geological science; mathematical; computer science; chemical…

Jacobs, Johan

139

International exchange program: findings from Taiwanese graduate nursing students.  

PubMed

This study explored Taiwanese graduate nursing students' transcultural experiences in the United States during an international exchange program. A qualitative method with content analysis was used to analyze journal entries on perceptions of American culture, American nursing, and reflections on personal and professional growth written by nine graduate nursing students from Taiwan. The mean age of the participants was 32 (range, 29-45). Taiwanese nursing students perceived American culture as full of hospitality and patriotism, valuing human rights and social welfare, and favoring direct and expressive affection. American nursing was viewed as a combination of independence, confidence, autonomy, and knowledge, with caring being the core element, fostered by an environment conducive to patient care. In personal and professional growth, three themes surfaced: reinforcement of holistic care, nursing without borders, and lifelong learning and changing. American culture and nursing were perceived by Taiwanese students as a paradigm of Western culture valuing individual rights, autonomy, and independence. A caring and supportive patient care environment was a positive perception of American nursing; it was the desired practice standard that was lacking in these students' homeland. Overall, the exchange program was thought by these students to foster their personal and professional growth. PMID:15011191

Shieh, Carol

140

Building trans-Atlantic graduate education programs in biorenewable resources.  

PubMed

We are now faced with increasingly expensive motor fuels and agriculture has potential to partially relieve these pressures. The 2007 U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act calls for the U.S. to replace with renewable fuels about 36 billion gallons of its annual 150 billion gallon motor fuel consumption by 2022. This is a monumental task that can only be achieved by conducting innovative research to discover breakthrough technologies and by educating scientists and engineers around the world. Three European and three U.S. institutions have forged partnerships that have enabled 4-6 month graduate student and faculty exchanges, faculty and graduate student participation in two-week intensive courses in both the E.U. and U.S., and sharing of educational materials. With two years to go on a second grant, 23 U.S. students have been sent to the E.U. for 4-6 months and the E.U. has sent 29 students to the U.S. Another 38 U.S. students and 36 faculty have participated in two-week intensive programs in Europe; and five E.U. students and two faculty came to the U.S. to learn and teach, respectively, in our intensive program. PMID:20491403

Johnson, L A; Proctor, A

2010-01-01

141

Comparison of recent graduates of clinical versus counseling psychology programs.  

PubMed

Recent graduates from clinical (N = 65) and counseling (N = 64) psychology programs were surveyed to assess similarities and differences of aspects of their programs and job-related activity. Results revealed only minor differences. Counseling psychologists were more likely to provide group therapy, career counseling and assessment, public lectures and workshops, to have more knowledge of the Strong Interest Inventory, to be more likely to work in university counseling centers, and to endorse humanistic theoretical orientations. Clinical psychologists were more likely to work in medical school settings, to ascribe human behavior to internal states rather than to social causes, and to have greater knowledge of the Rorschach. However, the similarities between the two specialities relative to work setting, theoretical orientation, service, research, and teaching activities, far outweighed these minor differences. Implications of these findings are placed in the context of previous research that has suggested the possible merger of the two specialities. PMID:9018858

Brems, C; Johnson, M E

1997-01-01

142

Art Enrichment: Evaluating a Collaboration between Head Start and a Graduate Art Therapy Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Head Start, a U.S. federally funded program, prepares children for school through early childhood intervention in social-emotional and cognitive arenas. This article describes program evaluation survey results from the past 5 years of an 18-year collaboration between a university graduate art therapy program and 8 Head Start centers. Graduate art…

Klorer, P. Gussie; Robb, Megan

2012-01-01

143

Specific and Long-Term Effects of Nova Scotia's Graduated Licensing Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

A graduated licensing (GL) program was introduced in Nova Scotia, Canada, in October 1994. Previous research has shown that it reduced collisions in the short term. The present study examined the relative contribution of each stage of the program (i.e., learner and intermediate levels) and the program's impact after beginning drivers graduated to full licensure. The research focused on teenage

Daniel R. Mayhew; Herbert M. Simpson; Katharine Desmond; Allan F. Williams

2003-01-01

144

Evaluation of the National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The GK-12 program of the National Science Foundation is an innovative program for enriching the value of graduate and advanced undergraduate students' education while simultaneously enriching science and mathematics teaching at the K-12 level. GK-12 is a fellowship program that offers graduate students and advanced undergraduates the opportunity…

Mitchell, Julia; Levine, Roger; Gonzalez, Raquel; Bitter, Catherine; Webb, Norman; White, Paul

145

Affirmative Action at Work: Performance Audit of Two Minority Graduate Fellowship Programs, Illinois' IMGIP and ICEOP.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A performance audit examined immediate, intermediate, and long-range effects of two minority graduate fellowship programs sponsored by the state of Illinois, the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program (IMGIP) and the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program (ICEOP). Findings show the diversification of minority doctoral study…

McKillip, Jack

2001-01-01

146

Occupational Safety and Health Programs in Career Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This resource guide was developed in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and is intended to assist teachers in implementing courses in occupational safety and health as part of a career education program. The material is a synthesis of films, programed instruction, slides and narration, case studies, safety pamphlets,…

DiCarlo, Robert D.; And Others

147

Clinical capabilities of graduates of an outcomes-based integrated medical program  

PubMed Central

Background The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Faculty of Medicine replaced its old content-based curriculum with an innovative new 6-year undergraduate entry outcomes-based integrated program in 2004. This paper is an initial evaluation of the perceived and assessed clinical capabilities of recent graduates of the new outcomes-based integrated medical program compared to benchmarks from traditional content-based or process-based programs. Method Self-perceived capability in a range of clinical tasks and assessment of medical education as preparation for hospital practice were evaluated in recent graduates after 3 months working as junior doctors. Responses of the 2009 graduates of the UNSW’s new outcomes-based integrated medical education program were compared to those of the 2007 graduates of UNSW’s previous content-based program, to published data from other Australian medical schools, and to hospital-based supervisor evaluations of their clinical competence. Results Three months into internship, graduates from UNSW’s new outcomes-based integrated program rated themselves to have good clinical and procedural skills, with ratings that indicated significantly greater capability than graduates of the previous UNSW content-based program. New program graduates rated themselves significantly more prepared for hospital practice in the confidence (reflective practice), prevention (social aspects of health), interpersonal skills (communication), and collaboration (teamwork) subscales than old program students, and significantly better or equivalent to published benchmarks of graduates from other Australian medical schools. Clinical supervisors rated new program graduates highly capable for teamwork, reflective practice and communication. Conclusions Medical students from an outcomes-based integrated program graduate with excellent self-rated and supervisor-evaluated capabilities in a range of clinically-relevant outcomes. The program-wide curriculum reform at UNSW has had a major impact in developing capabilities in new graduates that are important for 21st century medical practice.

2012-01-01

148

General Education in Occupational Programs: The Barriers Can Be Surmounted.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses obstacles to providing occupational program students with appropriate general education skills and knowledge, examining communication barriers and resistance to change among educators. Describes model two-year college efforts infusing humanities and general education components into vocational programs. (PAA)|

Edmonds, Carole Finley

1993-01-01

149

Directory of Academic Programs in Occupational Safety and Health, 1979.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Occupational safety and health academic programs offered in United States educational institutions, including 12 NIOSH sponsored Educational Resource Centers (ERCs), are described. The 201 programs described are categorized into five core disciplines (occ...

W. J. Weis T. C. Purcell M. H. Street P. A. Kendrick

1979-01-01

150

A Seminar on Marketing The Occupational Alcoholism Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

New and improved strategies involving concepts and programs were directed toward the prevention and treatment of alcoholism. The Occupational Alcoholism Program (OAP) was selected as the primary target for the concentrated marketing analysis. Five key ele...

1975-01-01

151

Academic Stress and Marital Adjustment in a Graduate Psychology Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the number of married college students increases, there is growing interest in the impact of graduate study on marital adjustment. In an attempt to determine whether studying psychology and marriage counseling would ameliorate the stressful effects of graduate study on spouses, 72 psychology graduate students who were specializing in Marriage,…

Hedstrom, Lloyd J.; Hedstrom, Betty J.

152

Fellowship Effects in Graduate Education: Evaluating the Impact of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report results from an evaluation of the National Research Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship program. The study sought to determine: (1) whether NSF fellows show evidence of more timely degree completion and early career success; (2) whether graduate fellows and minority graduate fellows experience similar education and career…

Goldsmith, Sharon S.; Presley, Jennifer B.

153

Occupational Component. 26-Level Courses. Teacher Resource Manual. Integrated Occupational Program. Interim-1991: Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This planning and instructional manual is designed to assist teachers in implementing the 20 10-credit-hour courses that make up the 26-level occupational component of the Integrated Occupational Program (IOP) in Alberta, Canada. (The IOP was developed to assist students who experience difficulties in secondary education and to help students make…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

154

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM IN PREPARING ITS GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|TO HELP EVALUATE THE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 37 OF THE PROGRAM'S GRADUATES (1963-66) AND TO THE 93 DENTISTS IN THE SERVICE AREA. THIRTY-TWO GRADUATES AND 58 DENTISTS REPLIED. THE DENTAL ASSISTANTS PERCEIVED THE ORDER OF IMPORTANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANCE, X-RAY SKILLS, RECEPTIONIST DUTIES, BOOKKEEPING…

STEPHENSON, DON

155

Pedagogy and Overview of a Graduate Program in Digital Investigation Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although still a relatively new undergraduate course of study at most colleges and universities, specialized degree programs in computer forensics and digital investigations are now becoming available at the graduate level. There appear to be two divergent educational paths for graduate-level education in this field, namely, technology and management. This paper describes Champlain College's online Master's degree program in Digital

Gary C. Kessler; Don Haggerty

2008-01-01

156

A Marketing Plan for Recruiting Students into Pharmacy School-based Graduate Programs. A Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines a marketing plan for recruiting students into pharmacy school-based graduate programs, particularly into social and administrative sciences. Addresses challenges and opportunities when recruiting, the need to clearly define the "product" that graduate programs are trying to sell to potential students, types of students appropriate for…

Holdford, David A.; Stratton, Timothy P.

2000-01-01

157

Experiences of Conservative Orthodox Christian Students Attending Public Secular Accredited Counseling and Counseling Psychology Graduate Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of conservative orthodox Christian students attending public, secular, accredited counseling and counseling psychology graduate programs. Conservative orthodox Christian students who were attending public, secular, accredited counseling and counseling psychology graduate programs were recruited by email. A prescreening interview was conducted with each respondent. Seven respondents participated in three rounds

Paul Schaefer

2006-01-01

158

The development and validation of the ethical climate index for graduate and professional school programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a perceptual instrument to measure the ethical climate of an institution's graduate and professional school programs, the Ethical Climate Index (ECI). The theoretical framework of the ECI involved the application of five ethical principles to three major environments within graduate and professional school programs. Items were developed by meeting with

Laura E. Schulte; Robert D. Brown; Steven L. Wise

1991-01-01

159

DHS National Technical Nuclear Forensics Program FY 10 Summary Report: Graduate Mentoring Assistance Program (GMAP)  

SciTech Connect

This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contributes to the graduate student's formation as a member of the nuclear forensics community. The summary report details the student/mentor experience and future plans after the first summer practicum. This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contributes to the graduate student's formation as a member of the nuclear forensics community. This final written report includes information concerning the overall mentoring experience, including benefits (to the lab, the mentors, and the students), challenges, student research contributions, and lab mentor interactions with students home universities. Idaho National Laboratory hosted two DHS Nuclear Forensics graduate Fellows (nuclear engineering) in summer 2011. Two more Fellows (radiochemistry) are expected to conduct research at the INL under this program starting in 2012. An undergraduate Fellow (nuclear engineering) who worked in summer 2011 at the laboratory is keenly interested in applying for the NF Graduate Fellowship this winter with the aim of returning to INL. In summary, this program appears to have great potential for success in supporting graduate level students who pursue careers in nuclear forensics. This relatively specialized field may not have been an obvious choice for some who have already shown talent in the traditional areas of chemistry or nuclear engineering. The active recruiting for this scholarship program for candidates at universities across the U.S. brings needed visibility to this field. Not only does this program offer critical practical training to these students, it brings attention to a very attractive field of work where young professionals are urgently required in order for the future. The effectiveness of retaining such talent remains to be seen and may be primarily controlled by the availability of DOE laboratory research funding in this field in the years to come.

Martha R. Finck Ph.D.

2011-10-01

160

Graduate Programs in Information Science: A Selected List from ASIS Careers Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Indicates various kinds of graduate information science programs available at 36 universities and their addresses and phone numbers. The booklet from which this material was taken also identifies additional programs and other ASIS publications, and its availability is given. (RBF)|

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science, 1981

1981-01-01

161

Multi-disciplinary Graduate Training Program for Biobased Industrial Products. (November 1, 2000-October 31, 2005).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall goal of this project was to develop a Multidisciplinary Graduate Training Program on Technologies for a Biobased Economy (TBE) at Michigan State University (MSU). Students completing the TBE Program are expected to be broadly trained in the di...

R. M. Worden D. M. Briedis

2006-01-01

162

Health Occupations Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains vocational education program course standards for health occupations programs in Florida. Standards are provided for a total of 71 exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs offered at the secondary or postsecondary level. Each program courses standard consists of a curriculum framework and…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

163

Health Occupations Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains vocational education program course standards for health occupations programs in Florida. Standards are provided for a total of 71 exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs offered at the secondary or postsecondary level. Each program courses standard consists of a curriculum framework and…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

164

Manufacturing Production: An Evaluation Report for the Occupational Exploration Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The evaluation report is one of seven produced for the Occupational Exploration Program (OEP), a series of simulated occupational experiences designed for junior high school students. Describing the pilot testing of the simulation dealing with manufacturing production, the report contains sections describing the simulation context, evaluation…

Altschuld, James W.; And Others

165

Occupational Health Program Guide for North Carolina Employers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A guide is presented for use by North Carolina employers in establishing effective occupational health programs in compliance with safety and health standards set forth in the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970. The guide defines the b...

1973-01-01

166

Insurance: An Evaluation Report for the Occupational Exploration Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The evaluation report is one of seven produced for the Occupational Exploration Program (OEP), a series of simulated occupational experiences designed for junior high school students. Describing the pilot testing of the simulation dealing with the insurance field, the report contains sections describing the simulation context, evaluation…

Altschuld, James W.; And Others

167

Los Angeles Street Kids: New Occupations for Life Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the same sense that health intervention focused on the daily occupations of the well?elderly can promote successful ageing, programs aimed at the daily occupations of at?risk youth may act as a potential deterrent to street gang activity. In the city of Los Angeles, thousands of young people come under the influence of gang culture and in turn, lead lifestyles

Carolyn Snyder; Florence Clark; Brian Young

1998-01-01

168

Graduate programs in instructional technology: Their characteristics and involvement in public education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Graduate programs in Instructional Technology (IT) were surveyed to determine (1) the similarities and differences among programs\\u000a and (2) their involvement in teacher education and school systems.\\u000a \\u000a Findings show Instructional Technology to be an umbrella term for programs with six different curricular emphases and 66 different\\u000a program titles. Equal numbers of graduates are placed as school library media specialists and

Shirl S. Schiffman; Bruce M. Gansneder

1987-01-01

169

Developing an Occupational Health Program: The Team Approach  

PubMed Central

Occupational health and safety programs involve professionals in occupational medicine and nursing, industrial hygiene, safety and accident prevention, psychology, sociology and health physics. Occupational health programs should allow regular health evaluations of workers, and the recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental hazards. When designing in-plant medical facilities, accommodation should be made for possible future expansion, disabled people, and an access route for an ambulance. Treatment and prevention facilities should be separate. Patients' records must be complete and kept confidential. The occupational health program must also be evaluated regularly. Education of management and the work force is necessary to ensure that the environment is safe and to prevent accidents. Special programs may be introduced, based on the particular risks, toxicants, and problems in different industries. Imagesp1912-a

Prossin, Albert

1985-01-01

170

Work Experiences of Graduates from Doctoral Programs in Sport Psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study surveys recently graduated sport psychology (SP) doctoral students' (N = 34) educational backgrounds, work experiences, and perceptions of the professional field of SP inside and outside the realm of academia. Special attention was given to subjects' perceptions and expectations with regard to applied work in SP, actual work experiences, and income. Findings indicate that almost all graduates are

Barbara Teeror Waite; Marye Pettit

1993-01-01

171

Preventive Effects an Low Back Pain and Occupational Injuries by Providing the Participatory Occupational Safety and Health Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: Preventive Effects on Low Back Pain and Occupational,Injuries by Providing ,the Participatory Occupational Safety and Health Program: Shigeki KODA, et al.Department of Public Health, Kochi Medical School—The goal of the study was,to estimate ,the effects of a ,participatory occupational safety and health (OSH) program on the incidence of low,back pain (LBP) and occupational injuries (OIs). This participatory OSH program,was

Shigeki KODA; Hiroshi OHARA

1999-01-01

172

29 CFR 1960.12 - Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Dissemination of occupational safety and health program information. 1960...Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED...

2013-07-01

173

29 CFR 1960.79 - Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Self-evaluations of occupational safety and health programs. 1960.79 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED MATTERS...

2013-07-01

174

29 CFR 1960.80 - Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960.80 Section 1960...Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR...FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RELATED MATTERS...

2013-07-01

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Going Back to School: A Look at Graduate Programs for Theatre Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Interviews the directors of university theater programs to find out about course offerings for K-12 educators who want to brush up their theatre skills. Finds that graduate programs are rare--most colleges concentrate on undergraduate theatre education programs; some sponsor certification programs. Discusses Masters programs at Roosevelt…

Palmarini, James

1997-01-01

176

Toward understanding the study experience of culturally sensitive graduate students in American distance education programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to gain an understanding of the study experience of non-American graduate students living outside of the United States and formally engaged in graduate studies in an American Distance Education (DE) Program. These students have been labeled “culturally sensitive.” The nature of this study dictated a qualitative case study methodology using in-depth interviews to collect

Sandra Elizabeth Walker Fernandez

1999-01-01

177

Self-Definition of Women Experiencing a Nontraditional Graduate Fellowship Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may…

Buck, Gayle A.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.; Lu, Yun; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Creswell, John W.

2006-01-01

178

Resistance to Racial/Ethnic Dialog in Graduate Preparation Programs: Implications for Developing Multicultural Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to understand how individuals experienced multicultural courses in graduate preparation programs. The researchers conducted focus groups with 37 current and former graduate students in student affairs. Participants reported resistance to multicultural dialog, both in their direct experiences and through their perceptions of…

Kelly, Bridget Turner; Gayles, Joy Gaston

2010-01-01

179

Restructuring Graduate Engineering Education: The M.Eng. Program at Cornell.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the restructuring of the graduate program to accommodate emerging fields in engineering. Notes half of the graduate degrees Cornell grants each year are M.Eng. degrees. Offers 12 specialties: aerospace, agriculture, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and nuclear engineering; computer science, engineering physics; geological…

Cady, K. Bingham; And Others

1988-01-01

180

Marketing and Student Recruitment Practices for Master's-Level Graduate Programs, 2012. Trends in Enrollment Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What's working in the area of marketing and recruiting for master's-level graduate programs? To find out, the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) and Noel-Levitz conducted a national, Web-based poll to determine and report the most effective practices. Highlights from the findings: (1) Among the "top 10" most…

Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2012

2012-01-01

181

A Bachelor of Science Toxicology Program: Description, Resources, Student Profiles and Graduate Placement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nine-year experience of the Northeast Louisiana University School of Pharmacy in developing an undergraduate toxicology program is described. A survey of 128 graduates revealed student characteristics and graduate employment and/or education patterns. Common job duties included industrial hygiene, analytical chemistry, technical writing,…

Ferguson, Paul W.; And Others

1991-01-01

182

Analysis of the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program Fund Allocations for Indirect Medical Education Costs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study analyzed issues related to estimating indirect medical education costs specific to pediatric discharges. The Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGNE) program was established to support graduate medical education in children's hospitals. This provision authorizes payments for both direct and indirect medical education…

Wynn, Barbara O.; Kawata, Jennifer

183

One Approach to Accountability: Program Assessment by Recent Graduates Using a Two Scaled Instrument.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The development and documentation of procedures to conduct a comprehensive follow-up survey in addition to the compilation of the perceptions of recent graduates regarding the quality of their preparation for teaching were the goals of this investigation. The sample consisted of 196 1973-74 graduates of teacher preparation programs under the…

Rosser, Stephen R.; Denton, Jon J.

184

Graduate school mentoring in clinical, counselling, and experimental academic training programs: an exploratory study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on graduate student mentoring within clinical, counselling and experimental psychology programs. A nationwide survey of 336 psychology graduate students indicated that counselling students reported higher levels of socioemotional support in their mentoring relationships, as well as higher overall levels of satisfaction, compared with clinical and experimental students. Clinical and experimental students, however, reported higher levels of selected

Jennifer Marie Taylor; Greg J. Neimeyer

2009-01-01

185

A Bachelor of Science Toxicology Program: Description, Resources, Student Profiles and Graduate Placement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The nine-year experience of the Northeast Louisiana University School of Pharmacy in developing an undergraduate toxicology program is described. A survey of 128 graduates revealed student characteristics and graduate employment and/or education patterns. Common job duties included industrial hygiene, analytical chemistry, technical writing,…

Ferguson, Paul W.; And Others

1991-01-01

186

Student satisfaction with graduate supervision in doctoral programs primarily delivered in distance education settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are no universal, precise, or explicit criteria for completing a doctoral degree successfully. Researchers and practitioners have pointed out how difficult and time consuming the supervision of graduate student research can be. When students in doctoral programs complete their degrees via distance delivery, supervision of graduate students becomes even more difficult for both students and supervisors. The goal of

Elizabeth Anne Erichsen; Doris U. Bolliger; Colleen Halupa

2012-01-01

187

How Selective Are Psychology Graduate Programs? The Effect of the Selection Ratio on GRE Score Validity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined the selection ratio for 253 doctorate-level psychology programs. Used the selection ratio to estimate the existing range restriction on the Graduate Examination (GRE) (referred to as General Record Examination) scores in validation studies. Results show that the GRE is a valid predictor of graduate school performance. (SLD)|

Chernyshenko, Oleksandr S.; Ones, Deniz S.

1999-01-01

188

A Research Based Sport Management Curricular Model: Undergraduate and Graduate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper brings to closure a series of evaluation/action research studies on needs assessment by: (1) sport management personnel in sport business/agencies; (2) faculty in charge of curriculum in all known undergraduate and graduate sport management programs in higher education; and (3) undergraduate and graduate majors in sport management from…

Kelley, Dennie R.; And Others

189

The Effectiveness of a Secondary Teacher Education Graduate Program According to Administrators, Faculty Members and Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this case study is to examine the effectiveness of a Secondary Teacher Education Graduate Program. We collected qualitative data through interviews with two graduate school directors, five department heads, 58 faculty members and five students at Ege University. We conducted a descriptive analysis technique on the data. According…

Unver, Gulsen; Bumen, Nilay T.; Basbay, Makbule

2010-01-01

190

The employment status of 1995 graduates from radiation oncology training programs in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: To quantify the employment status of 1995 graduates of radiation oncology training programs in the United States.Methods and Materials: All senior residents (149) and fellows (36) who completed training in 1995 were mailed an employment survey questionnaire by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO). Telephone follow-up of nonrespondents achieved a 100% response rate. Twenty graduates who chose

Daniel F Flynn; John J Kresl; John M Sheldon

1999-01-01

191

Follow-Up of Applicants for Admission to Graduate Programs in Special Education. Occasional Paper #11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As one means of assessing the effects of graduate programs and fellowship awards in special education, a survey of the educational and professional status of special education applicants was conducted approximately 4 years after the filing of original applications to graduate school. The survey showed the following results: a) 71 percent of…

Rubin, Rosalyn A.

192

Self-Definition of Women Experiencing a Nontraditional Graduate Fellowship Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One factor contributing to this underrepresentation is the graduate school experience. Graduate programs in STEM fields are constructed around assumptions that ignore the reality of women's lives; however, emerging opportunities may…

Buck, Gayle A.; Leslie-Pelecky, Diandra L.; Lu, Yun; Plano Clark, Vicki L.; Creswell, John W.

2006-01-01

193

Journal publications of Ph.D. graduates from American criminology and criminal justice programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article assesses the quality of 12 American doctoral programs by counting the number of publications of their Ph.D. graduates in a large number of criminology and criminal justice journals, and in 20 more “academic” journals. While half of the Ph.D. graduates had no publications, the 4 percent who were the most productive (the “stars”) accounted for one third of

Ellen G. Cohn; David P. Farrington; Jonathan R. Sorensen

2000-01-01

194

Follow-up Study of Graduates from the 1974 Los Angeles City College Registered Nurse Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the registered nurse program at Los Angeles City College, the results of the 1974 State Board Test Pool Examination were compared to the average test scores of the nursing graduates from the classes of 1958-62 and 1973. In addition, a questionnaire was sent to all 115 1974 graduates, 52 (45 percent) of…

Padilla, Bennie J.

195

Predictive Validity of the Graduate Record Examination in a Clinical Psychology Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) has been plagued by the problem of restricted ranges resulting from the failure of low scorers to gain admission to graduate programs. This difficulty did not obtain with the present sample of 105 clinical students, which included a number of minority students admitted without consideration for their GRE scores. Two criterion variables

Stephen J. Dollinger

1989-01-01

196

The Seamless Web: The Role of Graduate Teacher Education Programs in Continuous Teacher Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to describe innovative graduate teacher education programs in a mid-sized urban university. These programs reflect continuous teacher development that is essential in stimulating teacher expertise, and multiple perspectives of pre-service and in-service graduate education will be explored. Post-baccalaureate through the Ph.D programs serve as the center of the web, reinforcing the belief that student

Jane McCarthy; Martha W. Young

2001-01-01

197

A Pilot Program, Occupational Education for Students with Special Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is the Occupational Conditioning Center Program, a vocational education program in which moderately to severely retarded persons are taught proper work attitudes and basic industrial skills. Program goals are said to include: exposing students to simulated work situations, giving students an opportunity to work in cooperation with…

Beliveau, Joseph E.

198

Safety Guide for Health Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The handbook is intended to be utilized by health occupations teachers as supplementary instructional materials for a unit on safety. The document contains general safety rules applicable to hospitals and other health care institutions. Outlined are general rules for fire safety and office and clerical safety and more specific rules for the…

Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

199

Safety Guide for Health Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The handbook is intended to be utilized by health occupations teachers as supplementary instructional materials for a unit on safety. The document contains general safety rules applicable to hospitals and other health care institutions. Outlined are general rules for fire safety and office and clerical safety and more specific rules for the…

Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

200

A novel graduate program in biomedical engineering at King Abdulaziz University to meet the local needs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The M.Sc. program in biomedical engineering at KAAU is designed to combine areas of technology, biology and medicine to improve the quality of life. The department offers the only BSc and MSc Biomedical Engineering program in Saudi Arabia. The new graduate program extends the existing B.Sc. program and focuses on four tracks namely bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, medical informatics and clinical

Bahattin Karagozoglu; Nazeeh Shuja Al-Othmany; Mohammad Asif Hussain; Abdelhameed Fouad Al-Khateeb

2011-01-01

201

Education for Action: Undergraduate and Graduate Programs That Focus on Social Change. Fourth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book provides graduates and undergraduates with detailed information about progressive programs for current and future activities in a variety of fields. Each entry contains a description of the program with faculty and program contact information. Listings include programs in agriculture, anthropology, area studies, development studies,…

Powell, Joan, Ed.

202

A Program Evaluation of a Credit Recovery Program to Improve Graduation Rates for At-Risk High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research has shown that low graduation rates are a problem in high schools across the United States. The problem is significant at a small, inner-city charter high school in a southwestern US state that had a 2008 graduation rate of 34%. After assessing the situation, educators at this school developed the Credit Retrieval Program (CRP) to…

Parks, David R.

2011-01-01

203

A Student Selection Method and Predictors of Success in a Graduate Nursing Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The following criteria considered important predictors of academic and professional success were used to develop a selection method for a graduate nursing program: grade point average, nationally recognized examination, references, nursing experience, career progression, and professional development activities. (SK)|

Wilson, Thad

1999-01-01

204

34 CFR 609.1 - What is the Strengthening Historically Black Graduate Institutions Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-07-01

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The Role of GRE General and Subject Test Scores in Graduate Program Admission. ETS Research Report 84-14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To learn more about graduate program selectivity, admission test requirements, and the role that the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) play in the admission process, a two-phase study was conducted. First, the GRE General Test and Subject Test requirements of a broad range (over 12,000) of graduate programs were summarized by examining data in…

Oltman, Philip K.; Hartnett, Rodney T.

206

Occupation Competency Profile: Gas Utility Operator Certificate Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents information about the apprenticeship training program of Alberta, Canada, in general and the gas utility operator certificate program in particular. The first part of the document discusses the following items: Alberta's apprenticeship and industry training system; the occupation committee and its members; the Alberta…

Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

207

Occupational Health and Safety Programs in Ontario Hospitals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a study carried out to obtain information about occupational health and safety programs in Ontario hospitals. This information will then be used to plan further research studies. The questionnaire collected information about staffing, reporting structure, program components, and benchmarks used for evaluation. The questionnaire was mailed to 58 hospitals across the province and 81 percent (47 hospitals)

Kathryn A. Nichol; D. Linn Holness

1998-01-01

208

An Exemplary Program for Occupational Preparation: Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Covering the time period from September 1970 to July 1973, the final report reviews the overall goals, activities, and accomplishments of a pilot project in the New Orleans public schools to provide the exemplary program for occupational preparation (EPOP) for children of the inner city area. At the beginning of the third program year, technical…

Young, William G.

209

An Exemplary Program for Occupational Preparation. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An assessment of the Exemplary Program for Occupational Preparation (EPOP), this report addresses itself to an identification of the project's present status, and outlines goals and objectives toward which project efforts should be directed during the final operational year. Comprehensive in scope, the program involved students at the elementary,…

Vogel, F. J.; And Others

210

Health Occupations Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains vocational education program courses standards (curriculum frameworks and student performance standards) for exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs in health occupations (HO) education offered at the secondary or postsecondary level as a part of Florida's comprehensive vocational education…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

211

Occupation Competency Profile: Gas Utility Operator Certificate Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents information about the apprenticeship training program of Alberta, Canada, in general and the gas utility operator certificate program in particular. The first part of the document discusses the following items: Alberta's apprenticeship and industry training system; the occupation committee and its members; the Alberta…

Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

212

Health Occupations Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains vocational education program courses standards (curriculum frameworks and student performance standards) for exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs in health occupations (HO) education offered at the secondary or postsecondary level as a part of Florida's comprehensive vocational education…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

213

Training for rural practice. Are graduates of a UBC program well prepared?  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate preparedness for rural practice and to ascertain where graduates of a community-based rural training program practise. DESIGN: Mailed cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Rural communities in British Columbia. PARTICIPANTS: Graduates of the University of British Columbia's (UBC) rural training program from 1982 to 1991 and a random sample of non-program-trained rural BC physicians. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported preparedness for rural practice in various areas of family medicine and in aspects of professional and personal life in rural settings. Locations of practice. RESULTS: Rural program graduates reported themselves better prepared in family medicine, community medicine, practice management, and behavioural science. Non-program-trained rural physicians thought themselves better prepared in medical subspecialties. Responses in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and surgical preparation showed no important differences. Rural program residents were located in rural areas (51%), regional settings (20.5%), and metropolitan areas (17.9%). CONCLUSION: Graduates of the UBC rural training program consider themselves better prepared for rural family practice than non-program-trained rural physicians in several areas of family practice. Most graduates of the program were practising in rural and regional settings.

Whiteside, C.; Mathias, R.

1996-01-01

214

The Effective and Evolving Role of Graduate Students in the SURFO REU Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) program is a 10-week research/educational program designed to expose 9 undergraduates per year to cutting-edge, authentic oceanographic research at the Graduate School of Oceanography/University of Rhode Island. The SURFO program primarily focuses on the more quantitative aspects of oceanography (e.g., physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics and marine geophysics), which closely parallel the strengths of GSO/URI. Thus, the primary undergraduate population targeted by the program includes students from various disciplines, but with strong backgrounds in math, physics, computer science, and engineering. Over its 20-year existence, the SURFO program has continuously evolved; however, three basics goals of the program have been maintained: 1) expose students to the breadth and depth of oceanography, 2) provide students with an authentic research experience, and 3) integrate/assimilate students into the lifestyle and community of a graduate research institution. An integral component for achieving these goals has been the inclusion of graduate students as workshop leaders/instructors, research mentors, and social directors. In these roles the graduate students act as a 'big brother/sister' to transition the undergraduates into the academic and research community. The graduate students also initially behave as liaisons between the senior researcher and the SURFO participant by fielding questions and concerns the undergraduate may be too intimidated to voice. As the summer progresses, the graduate students typically evolve into a lead research advisor and begin to learn effective techniques for advising students. Responses from SURFO participants on exit questionnaires frequently comment on how their experience and research project were directly affected by the extent of graduate student participation during the summer. Anecdotal evidence also indicates the participating graduate students gain maturity in their approach to research and become more willing advisees.

Pockalny, R. A.

2005-12-01

215

A Guide to Occupational Program Planning Using the HOEPS (Hawaii Occupational Employment Planning System).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide is intended to help bridge the gap between the goal of fitting individuals for gainful and satisfying employment and the realities of the labor market which must provide that employment. It provides occupational program planners with simple suggestions on how to incorporate pertinent information into the planning process at minimal…

Stanley, Patrick A.

216

Dental Hygiene Program Directors' Perceptions of Graduate Dental Hygiene Education and Future Faculty Needs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 161 dental-hygiene-program directors investigated perceived future needs for faculty, preferences for type of faculty degree for selection and promotion, the extent to which master's programs are meeting those needs in both numbers and skills, and how the programs can better prepare graduates for the millennium. (MSE)

Wilder, Rebecca S.; Mann, Ginger; Tishk, Maxine

1999-01-01

217

From Bricks and Mortar to Clicks and Modems: The Redesign of a Graduate Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Valdosta State University (Georgia) Department of Curriculum and Instructional Technology's venture into creating its own online graduate degree program without the assistance of private vendors. Topics discussed include the new program design process, student recruitment, technologies used to build and support the program, and the…

Recesso, Arthur; Zahner, Jane; Brovey, Andrew; Wiley, Ellen; Price, Catherine

2001-01-01

218

An evaluation of the nursing success program: reading comprehension, graduation rates, and diversity.  

PubMed

The Nursing Success Program was developed to enhance retention of baccalaureate nursing students. Reading comprehension scores are used to identify students who are at risk for failure and direct them into the retention program that addresses their skill deficits. To evaluate the program, the authors assessed reading comprehension, graduation rates, and ethnic diversity. PMID:16170264

Symes, Lene; Tart, Kathryn; Travis, Lucille

219

Graduate School Programs Today: Relations between the University and Industry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Like their counterparts in other countries, Russian students increasingly are entering graduate schools with a view to being involved in the application of research beyond the academy. Under the conditions of the raw materials economy that has become dominant in Russia over the past two decades, however, the demand for innovation is limited and…

Griban'kova, A. A.

2012-01-01

220

The Role of African Graduates of Theological Doctoral Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study juxtaposes the graduate profile of Africans holding a theological doctorate against faculty traits desired by institutional leaders and the actual work done by faculty members in African theological colleges. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with nine participants currently working in African theological colleges…

Starcher, Richard L.; Stick, Sheldon L.

2005-01-01

221

What Are Low-Ranked Graduate Programs Good for?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Professors revel in reputation--and nowhere does that show more clearly than in their concern about educational pedigree. That concern takes complicated forms. The author wondered what might happen if graduate admissions were reduced to a level that would only replace retiring professors. One possible consequence of such a move would be that…

Cassuto, Leonard

2013-01-01

222

Strengthening Communication and Scientific Reasoning Skills of Graduate Students Through the INSPIRE Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Initiating New Science Partnerships in Rural Education (INSPIRE) is a five-year partnership between Mississippi State University and three nearby school districts. The primary goal of the program is to strengthen the communication and scientific reasoning skills of graduate students in geosciences, physics, chemistry, and engineering by placing them in area middle school and high school science and mathematics classrooms for ten hours a week for an entire academic year as they continue to conduct their thesis or dissertation research. Additional impacts include increased content knowledge for our partner teachers and improvement in the quality of classroom instruction using hands-on inquiry-based activities that incorporate ideas used in the research conducted by the graduate students. Current technologies, such as Google Earth, GIS, Celestia, benchtop SEM and GCMS, are incorporated into many of the lessons. Now in the third year of our program, we will present the results of our program to date, including an overview of documented graduate student, teacher, and secondary student achievements, the kinds of activities the graduate students and participating teachers have developed for classroom instruction, and the accomplishments resulting from our four international partnerships. INSPIRE is funded by the Graduate K-12 (GK-12) STEM Fellowship Program (Award No. DGE-0947419), which is part of the Division for Graduate Education of the National Science Foundation.

Pierce, Donna M.; McNeal, K. S.; Radencic, S. P.; Schmitz, D. W.; Cartwright, J.; Hare, D.; Bruce, L. M.

2012-10-01

223

Program Facts, 1993: The National Program for Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1990, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) initiated a program in agricultural safety and health. The program is dedicated to preventing Leading Work-Related Diseases and Injuries among Americans engaged in agricultural wor...

1993-01-01

224

Developing a public health leadership graduate program responsive to a global perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe a new public health leadership graduate program, and the incorporation of a practical global perspective to health leadership education using contemporary organization development inquiry methods to develop a case-based learning strategy using graduate student-authored cases. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Case-based curricula have been designed for the leadership and organizational change courses in

Kenneth Zakariasen; Kristin Zakariasen Victoroff; Gerald Karegyeya

2008-01-01

225

Predictors of new graduate nurses' organizational commitment during a nurse residency program.  

PubMed

Retaining newly graduated nurses is critical for organizations because of the significant cost of turnover. Since commitment to an organization is associated with decreased turnover intent, understanding factors that influence new graduates' organizational commitment is important. In a sample of nurse residency program participants, predictors of organizational commitment over time were explored. Perceptions of the work environment, particularly job satisfaction and job stress, were found to be most influential. PMID:22617781

Bratt, Marilyn Meyer; Felzer, Holly M

226

Tracking the Training and Careers of Graduates of Advanced Degree Programs in Sport Psychology, 1994 to 1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

Responses from 87 graduate programs identified 814 graduates (master's degree, n = 618; doctoral degree, n =196) who received degrees from 1994 to 1999 with some type of emphasis in sport psychology (SP). Doctoral (n = 107) and master's (n = 147) graduates completed a survey that identified their demographics, educational background, current positions, incomes, career goals, and SP consulting

Jean Williams

2003-01-01

227

The Overqualified Canadian Graduate: The Role of the Academic Program in the Incidence, Persistence, and Economic Returns to Overqualification  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the role of the academic program in the incidence, persistence, and economic returns to overqualification among recent Canadian post-secondary graduates. Master's graduates are far more prone to overqualification than other graduates. Overqualification rates vary considerably by major field of study at the college and…

Frenette, Marc

2004-01-01

228

Employer Survey Results for the Graduating Class of 1991-92.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to evaluate the occupational success of graduates and to determine how well academic programs prepare students for work, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) regularly conducts surveys of employers of PVCC graduates. In fall 1993, surveys were sent to the employers of 47 graduates from the class of 1991-92 who had previously…

Myers, Richard S.

229

Occupation Competency Profile: Steel Detailer Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents information about the apprenticeship training program of Alberta, Canada, in general and the steel detailer program in particular. The first part of the document discusses the following items: Alberta's apprenticeship and industry training system; the apprenticeship and industry training committee structure; local…

Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

230

EPA`s occupational radiation safety and health protection program  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this paper is to describe EPA`s Occupational Radiation, Safety, and Health Protection Program ({open_quotes}Program{close_quotes}), from its inception to the present day, emphasizing problems encountered and solutions derived in developing and implementing a centrally administered national health physics program. The Program uses written policies, guidance, practices, and methods, as well as a Radiation Safety Information Management System (RADSIMS) to manage and oversee individual Program components and trends. These components include (1) training and education, (2) monitoring and dosimetry, (3) medical/health physics guidance, and (4) quality assurance/control/improvement. The Program, which is currently operational in all ten EPA Regions, is unique in that it incorporates a national database (consistent among all Regions), tied by telecommunications into a VAX computer at Headquarters, into a health physics monitoring system for the purpose of ensuring that EPA workers occupational exposure to ionizing radiation is maintained at levels as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Development and implementation of the Program has evolved into four distinct phases starting in FY92: (1) EPA Region IV developed a pilot-program with Headquarters, and quality action teams were formed to develop Program components and policies; phases (2) and (3) the Program was expanded into EPA Regions V, VII, and VIII (FY93) and then the remaining six regions (FY94). Phase (4) continued the implementation of the Program as needed agency-wide so as to include EPA applicable program offices and possibly some laboratories during FY96.

Colwell, S.C.; Matusewicz, N.M. [SC& A, Inc., McLean, VA (United States); Boyd, M.A. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-06-01

231

Followup Report on Illinois "Class of '71" Occupational Program Alumni. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The follow-up study evaluating the effectiveness of occupational education programs in Illinois focused on six principal dimensions: the basis on which occupational decisions were made; the post-high school status of occupational program completers; employment experience of program completers; alumni assessments of program helpfulness and…

Felstehausen, Joyce L.; And Others

232

Graduate Degree Programs and Resource Centers in Gifted Education: An Update and Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

National surveys conducted in 1984 and 1987 identified institutions offering graduate degree programs in gifted and talented education and gifted education centers operated in conjunction with such programs. Requests from a variety of sources have indicated a need for regular updating of this information. A recent study identified 127 colleges and universities in the United States and 8 institutions in

Jeanette P. Parker; Frances A. Karnes

1991-01-01

233

Five Years Later: Predicting Student Use of Journals in a New Water Resources Graduate Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using citation analysis, the authors examined the journals cited in theses and dissertations over the first five years of the Water Resources Graduate Program at Oregon State University. These journal titles were compared to the titles predicted as being important in the 2003 Oregon State University Libraries new program (Category I) review. A…

Wirth, Andrea A.; Mellinger, Margaret

2011-01-01

234

Worker Mobility, Employer-Provided Tuition Assistance, and the Choice of Graduate Management Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper links a worker's propensity to change jobs to her schooling choices. A model of the choice of graduate management program type based on job search theory predicts that more mobile workers are more likely to enroll in a full-time Master of Business Administration program. The study also adds to the literature on employer-sponsored general training; the model predicts

Dora Gicheva

2010-01-01

235

A Training Program in Medical Communications for Foreign Native Medical Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An intensive 3-week training program in medical communications skills for foreign native medical graduates (FNMG) is described. The program incorporates language and acculturation training via medically relevant, situational dialogues and role playing; training in medical interviewing skills with patient simulations; instruction in…

Newbold, Richard C., III; And Others

236

The Great Plains IDEA Gerontology Program: An Online, Interinstitutional Graduate Degree  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Great-Plains IDEA Gerontology Program is a graduate program developed and implemented by the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA). The Great Plains IDEA (Alliance) originated as a consortium of Colleges of Human Sciences ranging across the central United States. This Alliance's accomplishments have included…

Sanders, Gregory F.

2011-01-01

237

Graduate Medical Education Viewed from the National Intern and Resident Matching Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The total number of applicants for first-year programs in graduate medical education through the National Intern and Resident Matching Program in 1976 exceeded the number of positions offered for the second consecutive year. There were deficits in the number of openings offered in the primary care specialties and surfeits in medical and surgical…

Graettinger, John S.

1976-01-01

238

Five Years Later: Predicting Student Use of Journals in a New Water Resources Graduate Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using citation analysis, the authors examined the journals cited in theses and dissertations over the first five years of the Water Resources Graduate Program at Oregon State University. These journal titles were compared to the titles predicted as being important in the 2003 Oregon State University Libraries new program (Category I) review. A…

Wirth, Andrea A.; Mellinger, Margaret

2011-01-01

239

The Ever Widening Gyre: Factors Affecting Change in Adult Education Graduate Programs in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Interviews with a sample of 11 adult education faculty and administrators and survey responses from 78 of 131 adult education programs were analyzed. Graduate program integration significantly affected student enrollment. Integration, responsiveness to change, and leadership significantly predicted variance in faculty growth. (Contains 30…

Milton, Judy; Watkins, Karen E.; Studdard, Scarlette Spears; Burch, Michele

2003-01-01

240

Final Scientific \\/ Technical Report: Multidisciplinary Graduate Training Program on Technologies for a Biobased Economy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The overall goal of this project was to develop a Multidisciplinary Graduate Training Program on Technologies for a Biobased Economy (TBE) at Michigan State University (MSU). Students completing the TBE Program are expected to be broadly trained in the disciplines relevant to the biobased products industry (BPI), to have strong research skills, to be able to work effectively in multidisciplinary

R. Mark Worden; Daina M. Briedis

2006-01-01

241

National Nuclear Security Administration Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program Annual Report in Brief: October 2007 - May 2008  

Microsoft Academic Search

This abbreviated Annual Report covers program activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) from October 2007 through May 2008--the timeframe between the last Annual Report (which covered activities through September 2007) and the next report (which will begin with June 2008 activities). In that timeframe, the NGFP continued building a solid foundation as the

Clarissa O. Berkman; Jana G. Fankhauser; Jessica A. Sandusky

2009-01-01

242

NNSA Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program Annual Report June 2009 - May 2010  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2009, the Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) completed its 17th successful year in support of the NNSAs mission by developing future leaders in nonproliferation and promoting awareness of career opportunities. This annual report to reviews program activities from June 2009 through May 2010 - the fellowship term for the Class of 2009. Contents include: Welcome Letter (Mission Driven: Its

Clarissa O. Berkman; Jana G. Fankhauser

2011-01-01

243

NNSA Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program Annual Report June 2008 - May 2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2009, the Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) completed its 16th successful year in support of the NNSAs mission by developing future leaders in nonproliferation and promoting awareness of career opportunities. We provide this annual report to review program activities from June 2008 through May 2009 - the fellowship term for the Class of 2008. Contents include: Welcome Letter Introduction

Clarissa O. Berkman; Jana G. Fankhauser

2010-01-01

244

Graduate Medical Education Viewed from the National Intern and Resident Matching Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The total number of applicants for first-year programs in graduate medical education through the National Intern and Resident Matching Program in 1976 exceeded the number of positions offered for the second consecutive year. There were deficits in the number of openings offered in the primary care specialties and surfeits in medical and surgical…

Graettinger, John S.

1976-01-01

245

Occupational Therapy in a Community-Based Prevention Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Occupational Therapists have shifted their practice base from a primarily medical model to one involving many different services within the community. Members of this discipline as well as those of the entire health-care field have discovered that preventionj based programs better anticipate and meet consumer needs. The community program described here serves 3, 4, and 5-year -old socio-culturally disadvantaged preschoolers.

Penny Benzing; Randy Strickland

1983-01-01

246

Accreditation council for graduate medical education (ACGME) annual anesthesiology residency and fellowship program review: a \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires an annual evaluation of all ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs to assess program quality. The results of this evaluation must be used to improve the program. This manuscript describes a metric to be used in conducting ACGME-mandated annual program review of ACGME-accredited anesthesiology residencies and fellowships. METHODS: A variety of

Steven H Rose; Timothy R Long

2010-01-01

247

Employment Success and Satisfaction among Graduates of Tennessee Technological University's Master of Science Program in Fisheries Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Graduates of the Tennessee Technological University graduate fisheries management program were surveyed and asked five open-ended questions related to their satisfaction with the program, particularly as it has impacted them in their later professional success. Respondents were also asked to suggest improvements in the program. They reported…

Kranz, Peter L.; Steele, Richard A.; Lund, Nick L.; Cook, S. Bradford

2004-01-01

248

Graduate Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research Educational Programs in Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy: A Five-Year Update.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey of all 41 U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy offering social/administrative sciences graduate programs found a substantial increase in the number of programs and participants, and expected completions. Fellows were most apt to secure an industry post upon program completion; PhD graduates were most apt to accept a position with the…

Jackson, Terrence R.; Draugalis, JoLaine R.

2000-01-01

249

Problem based learning - 'Bringing everything together' - A strategy for Graduate Nurse Programs.  

PubMed

This article discusses a case study that was initiated by a Graduate Nurse Coordinator of an acute care inpatient hospital in Australia. It outlines the conceptualisation and creative implementation of a structured group problem based learning activity which was a component of a Graduate Nurse Program. The learning activity was based on the beliefs that knowledge acquisition today is an active process and should focus on the learner developing strategies to obtain, review and manage information. The learning activity implemented in this case study was valuable as it recognised the benefits that can be gained for the Graduate Nurse by ensuring the context of their teaching and learning activities is grounded in practical experiences. The learning activity aimed to prepare Graduate Nurses to cope with the multiple challenges faced as they enter the nursing profession by enhancing their skills of inquiry, problem solving and reasoning. The evaluation of this case study found that the incorporation of structured group problem based learning did promote the achievement of these educational outcomes with Graduate Nurses displaying critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge acquisition skills. An unexpected benefit of this activity for Graduate Nurses was the enhancement of clinical practice behaviours, such as communication and interactive skills. This case study describes the positive outcomes not only for Graduates Nurses in the application of their learning but also the wider benefits which can be gained for the organisation, patient care standards and the health care team. It is anticipated that this article will be an inspiration to others who are interested in implementing innovative teaching strategies into Graduate Nurse Programs. PMID:19501549

Vittrup, Ann-Charlotte; Davey, Anna

2009-06-05

250

Development of Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs for Occupational Safety and Health.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Associate and baccalaureate degree programs in occupational safety and health were developed. Suggested courses and programs were devised from recommendations provided by occupational safety and health practitioners and junior and senior college level edu...

R. J. Vernon

1972-01-01

251

Graduate Dual Preparation Programs in Business and Sport Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Findings are presented from a survey that examines the need for, and marketability of, a dual master's degree program in business and sports management. A sample dual degree program curriculum is proposed, as are guidelines for implementing the program. (IAH)|

Whiddon, Sue

1990-01-01

252

Developing pediatric programming in a private occupational therapy practice.  

PubMed

The purpose of this paper is to suggest to occupational therapists some introductory guidelines which might be followed in developing a private occupational therapy practice. Elements of a treatment program are discussed and examples drawn from a currently successful pediatric program which uses a sensory integrative approach in offering services. Components of program development addressed in this paper include the purpose and content of screening as a recruitment device, how to structure an initial evaluation and parent conference, general treatment planning and goal setting, incorporating a theoretical frame of reference into practice, as well as clinic equipment in the private setting, documentation, discharge planning and finally, concepts of marketing for the beginning practice. PMID:23941413

Shuer, J; Weiner, L

1985-01-01

253

Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center occupational safety and health program manual  

SciTech Connect

This manual sets forth the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center (PETC) policy regarding the health and safety of its workers and provides for the implementation of the PETC occupational health and safety program. It is to be used in conjunction with the PETC Safety and Health Technical Directives, which provide detailed health and safety instructions to employees for specific operations, to create a complete occupational health and safety program. The manual was developed from guidelines contained in 29 CFR 1960, DOE Order 3790.1, and DOE Order 5480.1, and defines programs that meet both the intent and the specific requirements of those documents. Specific chemical and physical hazards associated with coal liquefaction processes may affect the skin, eyes, liver, kidneys, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Fire and explosion are also significant hazards. Other hazards include silica and coal dusts; noise; radiation; asphyxiating or highly toxic gases, particularly hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen cyanide; acids and caustics; peroxides; and corrosive materials. This manual is organized into five sections covering the areas of general information, hazard recognition and abatement, preventive programs, reports and recordkeeping, and planning and budgeting occupational safety and health (OSH) program activities.

Not Available

1982-02-26

254

Teaching methods and surgical training in North American graduate periodontics programs: exploring the landscape.  

PubMed

This project aimed at documenting the surgical training curricula offered by North American graduate periodontics programs. A survey consisting of questions on teaching methods employed and the content of the surgical training program was mailed to directors of all fifty-eight graduate periodontics programs in Canada and the United States. The chi-square test was used to assess whether the residents' clinical experience was significantly (P<0.05) influenced by having a) a structured preclinical program or b) another dental residency program in the institution. Thirty-four programs (59 percent) responded to the survey. Twenty-six programs (76 percent of respondents) reported offering a structured preclinical component. Traditional teaching methods such as slides, live demonstration, DVD/CD, and animal cadavers were the most common teaching methods used, whereas online courses, computer simulation, and various surgical mannequins were least commonly used. The most commonly performed surgical procedures were conventional flaps, periodontal plastic procedures, hard tissue grafts, and implants. Furthermore, residents in programs offering a structured preclinical component performed significantly more procedures (P=0.012) using lasers than those in programs not offering a structured preclinical program. Devising new and innovative teaching methods is a clear avenue for future development in North American graduate periodontics programs. PMID:20516301

Ghiabi, Edmond; Taylor, K Lynn

2010-06-01

255

Starting Up in a Down Market, with a Boost From Entrepreneurship Graduate Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the late 1990's, it seemed that any two graduate students and their dog could start and grow a high-tech company. With the collapse of, first, the internet sector, and, more recently, the telecommunications sector, there has been a traumatic shake-out among high tech firms, and the challenges facing new firms appear to have greatly increased. This talk will highlight the keys for physics entrepreneurs to survive and even thrive in this environment, with a special initial boost from new graduate programs combining business school and physics training. The infrastructure needed by educational programs designed to empower physicists as entrepreneurs is discussed.

Taylor, Cyrus

2003-03-01

256

Integration of Health Systems Management Bachelors Program graduates into the Israeli healthcare market.  

PubMed

Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in Beer-Sheva, opened a special program (B.A. degree) for training junior academic administrative personnel who can improve the quality of service in health care organizations through suitable and high-quality administration. The program the first of its kind in Israel, has been in operation since 1994, providing 50 candidates for administrative positions within the health system per year. The research goals of the project described in this paper were to examine integration of 224 graduates of the undergraduate program in Health Systems Management (HSM) within the private and public health system in Israel, including employment trends and evaluation of the program in retrospect. Questionnaires were sent to all graduates of the program. Participants were requested to answer questions regarding their present place of employment and their satisfaction with their academic degree. The findings showed that the graduates of the undergraduate program in HSM have integrated well into the health system, butnotas well as they could have. The graduates encountered difficulties in their absorption into management roles in the public health system and feel that the extent of their abilities has yet to be fully recognized and utilized by the system. PMID:16206642

Schwartz-Ilan, Dana; Goldberg, Avishay; Pliskin, Joseph S; Peled, Ronit; Shvarts, Shifra

2005-01-01

257

Higher Education Law Courses in Graduate Preparation Programs and Law-based Programs at Student Affairs National Conferences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study seeks to determine the content of higher education law courses in student affairs graduate programs and the legal focus in presentations at the American College Personnel Association and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators national conferences. Reviews syllabi from 23 institutions and conference programs from 1990…

Coleman, Jon K.; Keim, Marybelle

2000-01-01

258

Self-Assessment of Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences: Narrative Guide and Companion Survey Instruments. Report of the Task Force on Benchmarks of Success in Graduate Programs: AAMC GREAT Group.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this guide, developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges group on Graduate Research, Education, and Training (GREAT), is to outline a model process by which graduate programs can measure program success and that can be adapted to particular circumstances and priorities. The first sections of the guide examine the…

Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC.

259

“If you Build it, they will Come”Developing a Graduate Program in Media Literacy in a College of Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Who studies media literacy and why? What has the nation’s first graduate program in media literacy learned about what motivates students to come from across the country and around the world to pursue the study of media literacy? How do students in this learning community support each other? How did the graduate program emerge from a college of education’s commitment

David M. Considine

2004-01-01

260

Motivation, Ethnic Identity, and Post-Secondary Education Language Choices of Graduates of Intensive French Language Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the motivation for learning French, the ethnic identities, and the decision to pursue post-secondary education in French of anglophone graduates of intensive French language programs in high school. Sixty-two graduates of either French immersion, Advanced Placement French, or the International Baccalaureate French program

Goldberg, Erin; Noels, Kimberly A.

2006-01-01

261

Determining the Impact on the Professional Learning of Graduates of a Science and Pedagogical Content Knowledge-Based Graduate Degree Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the professional learning of participants in a science and pedagogical content knowledge-based graduate degree program, specifically the Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) at Montana State University. The program's blended learning model includes distance learning coursework and laboratory, field and seminar…

Mike, Alyson Mary

2010-01-01

262

Graduate training and the early career productivity of Ph.D. economists  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper estimates the relationships among the attributes of graduate economics programs and the occupational choices and publishing proficiency of recent Ph.D.s. The estimates indicate that research experience in graduate school (e.g. working as a research assistant, submitting and publishing articles) is positively associated with subsequent publishing proficiency. Other variables included in the analysis include graduate school ranking, graduate school

Thomas C. Buchmueller; Jeff Dominitz; W. Lee Hansen

1999-01-01

263

Addiction Studies: Exploring Students' Attitudes toward Research in a Graduate Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An exploratory study was conducted to compare addiction studies and community counseling students' attitudes toward research. A survey of 66 addiction studies and 17 community counseling students in graduate programs was used to explore interest and self-efficacy in research and the research training environment. A pre/post test design was used…

James, Raven; Simons, Lori

2011-01-01

264

Exploring the Motivational Orientations of Graduate Students in Distance Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the motivational orientations of 166 graduate students enrolled in distance education courses at a state university. Data were collected utilizing Boshier's Education Participation Scale A-Form and analyses were completed for overall results, by gender and age, by academic program and by preferred method of distance course…

Nolot, Sandra K.

2011-01-01

265

Predicting Graduate Student Success in an MBA Program: Regression Versus Classification  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decision to accept a student into a graduate program is a difficult one, based upon many factors that are used to predict the success of the applicant. Typically, regression analysis has been used to develop a prediction mechanism. Unfortunately, as is shown in this article, these regression models can be ineffective in predicting success or failure. This article evaluates

Rick L. Wilson; Bill C. Hardgrave

1995-01-01

266

Member Perceptions of Informal Science Institutions Graduate Certificate Program: Case Study of a Community of Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000aThis research attempted to understand the experiences of a cohort of informal and formal science educators and informal science institution (ISI) community representatives during and after completion of a pilot graduate certificate program. Informal science educators (ISEs) find limited opportunities for professional development and support which influence their contributions to America's science literacy and school science education. This emergent design

Lois A. Ball

2012-01-01

267

Graduate Programs in Animal Behavior in North America and 1988 Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory was produced to assist persons interested in pursuing graduate study in animal behavior. Included is a list of animal behavior programs and researchers in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. Listings include: (1) institution; (2) department and chairperson; (3) enrollment information; (4) contact person; and (5)…

Animal Behavior Society, Athens, GA.

268

Changing Teachers – Teachers Changing Schools: assessing a graduate program in technology education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Innovative uses of technology may require a revision of educational policy and practice if technology is going to have an impact on the educational system. In 1993 the University of New Mexico College of Education began a four semester in?service graduate program to develop teacher knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that might assist the teacher to confront today's challenges without being

Priscilla Norton; Debra Sprague

1996-01-01

269

Report of the Survey of Howard University: The Graduate School and Selected Ph.D. Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Results of the Office of Education's Bureau of Higher and Continuing Education's inspection of Howard University's Graduate School and the Ph.D. program are presented. The inspection was performed by conducting a survey of the administrative staff, the faculty, and student body, and by examining relevant facilities, laboratories, equipment,…

Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

270

A Survey of Graduate Training Programs and Coursework in Forensic Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An increasing number of graduate programs are available to students interested in the study of forensic psychology. The growth of forensic training opportunities is reflective of the wider development of forensic psychology as a discrete specialty area. An Internet-based survey was conducted to provide descriptive information to academic advisors…

Burl, Jeffrey; Shah, Sanjay; Filone, Sarah; Foster, Elizabeth; DeMatteo, David

2012-01-01

271

The Utility of Discriminant Analysis for Predicting Graduation From a Master of Business Administration Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

With universities facing enrollment ceilings and with increased competition for admission to graduate programs, it has become increasingly important for admissions committees to select those applicants who are most likely to complete their degrees. This study was concerned with the accuracy with which successful completion of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree could be predicted from readily available admissions

James A. Breaugh; Rebecca B. Mann

1981-01-01

272

Follow-Up of 1974 Graduates in Selected Technology Programs, Lakeland Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to fulfill the requirements of the Ohio State Department of Vocational Education, Lakeland Community College (LCC) conducted a telephone followup survey to determine the employment activities of students who graduated from selected technology programs in 1974. Information regarding type of employment, job titles, and salaries was sought.…

Lakeland Community Coll., Mentor, OH.

273

Acceptability of Online Degrees as Criteria for Admission to Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents the results of a nationwide survey of deans, associate deans, and directors who make recommendations concerning the admission of applicants to graduate programs in their colleges and universities. A questionnaire was sent to a sample of academic officers in public and private institutions describing three different types of…

DeFleur, Margaret H.; Adams, Jonathan

2004-01-01

274

An Acculturization Curriculum: Orienting International Medical Graduates to an Internal Medicine Residency Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The number of International Medical Graduate (IMG) applicants to residency programs has increased steadily over the past decade. Despite high motivation and significant medical knowledge, differences in training and cultural expectations can create knowledge gaps and influence how IMGs relate to patients and staff. This contributes to increased opportunities for medical errors, patient dissatisfaction, and frustration among colleagues. Description:

Joann L. Porter; Theresa Townley; Kathryn Huggett; Rugmini Warrier

2008-01-01

275

Identifying Best Practices for Multicultural Education in a Psychology Graduate Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was designed to examine teaching practices at Fuller Theological Seminary's graduate psychology program, using secondary analysis of existing data. Lee, Shields, and Oh (2008) collected data from approximately 300 students who evaluated the helpfulness of 18 different instructional methodologies used at Fuller, and answered questions…

Hunnicutt, Adrienne D.

2010-01-01

276

Factors Influencing the ABT Phenomenon among Graduate Students in a Master Program in Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the findings of a study examining the factors that influence the ABT phenomenon (all but thesis) among graduate students of a Master in Education program in the Southeast of Mexico. Findings of the study identified individual and organizational factors influencing ABT. The study allowed for a better understanding about how…

Gonzalez-Castillo, Vicente; Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith J.

2007-01-01

277

Blurring the Lines: A Blended Learning Model in a Graduate Public Administration Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite technological and pedagogical improvements, obstacles continue in certain areas of distance education, including a lack of interaction among students and instructors and associated feelings of disconnectedness from the campus community. This article explores the study results of a blended learning, distance education graduate program

Schuhmann, Robert A.; Skopek, Tracy A.

2009-01-01

278

Who's Doing What? Three Perspectives in Online Graduate Technical Communication Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distance delivery of technical communication programs has been steadily growing in the past decade. At last count, over 22 U.S. colleges and universities now offer courses and undergraduate\\/graduate degrees in technical communication via some form of distance delivery [C. Cook et al., 2005]. Each of these colleges and universities has responded to the challenges of delivering online education differently. In

H. M. Grady; N. W. Coppola; R. Krull

2007-01-01

279

The Elephants Evaluate: Some Notes on the Problem of Grades in Graduate Creative Writing Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article takes up the "special strangeness" of grading practices in the graduate creative writing workshop, based on the author's research, personal experience, and interviews with the faculty of her doctoral creative writing program. Using a structure of notes, the author attempts to make sense of the way grades are understood by both…

Peckham, Rachel

2011-01-01

280

Surviving the Leap from Graduate Student to Language Program Director: Issues, Challenges, Rewards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the challenges facing new assistant professors in general and language program directors (LPDs) in particular, offering the perspective of two individuals who made the leap from graduate student to LPD, outlining the most significant and universal issues facing new LPDs, and providing insight into balancing the demands of the position…

Moyer, Alene; Gonglewski, Margaret

1998-01-01

281

Education for Action. Undergraduate and Graduate Programs That Focus on Social Change. Expanded Third Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book provides a comprehensive guide to graduate and undergraduate programs focusing on social change that are recommended by Food First, a non-profit research and education center with a mission of empowering citizens to address the root causes of hunger, poverty, and environmental decline. Listings provide the name and address of the…

Brooks, Sean, Ed.; Knowles, Alison, Ed.

282

Comparing the Impact of Traditional and Cooperative Apprenticeship Programs on Graduates' Industry Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Follow-up of associate degree auto technology graduates who participated in cooperative apprenticeship (n=39) or traditional campus-based programs (n=34) indicated that co-op participants had higher rates of relevant employment, higher income, more career advancement, and greater satisfaction with their preparation. Age, prior…

Rezin, Andrew A.; McCaslin, N. L.

2001-01-01

283

Recapturing Relevance in a Graduate Leadership Program: An Experiment in Self-Directed Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relevance in education, in particular a bridge between theory and practice, often remains an elusive goal. In particular, graduate education in leadership and management faces considerable challenges. A call to action for an extensive re-thinking of design, content, delivery, focus, relevance, even integrity, of programs has emerged from respected thinkers and leaders in this field. In response to this call,

Carol Sawyer; Michael Villaire

284

A Survey of Graduate Training Programs and Coursework in Forensic Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An increasing number of graduate programs are available to students interested in the study of forensic psychology. The growth of forensic training opportunities is reflective of the wider development of forensic psychology as a discrete specialty area. An Internet-based survey was conducted to provide descriptive information to academic advisors…

Burl, Jeffrey; Shah, Sanjay; Filone, Sarah; Foster, Elizabeth; DeMatteo, David

2012-01-01

285

Report on a Survey of Program Directors Regarding Selection Factors in Graduate Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A national sample of 25 percent of the graduate education program directors in internal medicine, family medicine, surgery, and pediatrics were asked to judge the importance of 31 variables in the selection of house staff. A rank-ordering of variables for all respondents placed interpersonal skills demonstrated in the interview as number one.…

Wagoner, Norma E.; Gray, George T.

1979-01-01

286

Service-Learning for Graduate Students through a Student-Run Consulting Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistics in the Community (STATCOM) is a student-run statistical consulting program that has been serving its local community since 2001. Directed and staffed by graduate students from Purdue University's Department of Statistics, it provides professional consulting services to governmental and nonprofit groups free of charge. Students work in…

Gunaratna, Nilupa S.; Johnson, Craig A.; Stevens, John R.

2007-01-01

287

Graduate Student Fellowship Program Effects on Attitude and Interest toward Science of Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to describe the effects of a graduate student fellowship program on middle school students' attitude toward science and their interest in science. Using a descriptive and correlational research design, data were collected from 588 middle school students (grades 6, 7, and 8). Participants completed a pretest and a…

Lindner, James R.; Rayfield, John; Briers, Gary; Johnson, Larry

2012-01-01

288

A Roadmap for Observership Programs in Psychiatry for International Medical Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: International medical graduates (IMGs) constitute a significant proportion of the psychiatric workforce in the United States. Observership programs serve an important role in preparing IMGs for U.S. residency positions; yet there are limited resources with information available on establishing these observerships, and none specific to…

Hamoda, Hesham M.; Sacks, Diane; Sciolla, Andres; Dewan, Mantosh; Fernandez, Antony; Gogineni, Rama Rao; Goldberg, Jeffrey; Kramer, Milton; Saunders, Ramotse; Sperber, Jacob; Rao, Nyapati R.

2012-01-01

289

Animal Health Technicians: A Survey of Program Graduates and of Veterinarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document compiles the reports of two surveys conducted by Cosumnes River College to determine the status of graduates of its Animal Health Technician program, and to assess the acceptance and use of such paraprofessionals by area veterinarians. Information concerning type of employment, state certification, salaries, types of duties, length…

Barsaleau, Richard B.; Walters, Henry R.

290

A Graduate Public Health Program for Podiatric Medicine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The initiation, implementation, and midcourse evaluation of a unique training program, specially suited to the needs of the podiatric public health professional, are described. The reconceptualization of the program on the basis of midcourse evaluation is also discussed. (Author/LBH)

Ballard, Robert G.; And Others

1978-01-01

291

AN ANALYSIS OF HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE FROM EVALUATIONS OF GRADUATES IN WEST TEXAS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A STUDY OF THE 1953, 1954, AND 1955 WEST TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO HAD COMPLETED 1 OR MORE YEARS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE WAS CONDUCTED TO (1) DETERMINE PRESENT OCCUPATIONAL STATUS, (2) DETERMINE FACTORS RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE, (3) EVALUATE HIGH SCHOOL COURSES AND VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS AS RELATED TO OCCUPATIONS, AND (4)…

EGGENBERGER, ULRICH LEWIS

292

Programs for Occupational Education for Grades 9-12 at Milford, Massachusetts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An occupational education and career education program was planned for the new Milford, Mass. high school in which "occupational education" was defined as stressing training and guidance for occupations requiring no more training than up through the fourteenth year. The program provides for the half-day student and for the 5- or 10-period per…

Engelhardt, David F.

293

Retention rates and retention predictors among graduates of Army Family Practice residency programs.  

PubMed

Accurate career retention rates for the 688 graduates of Army Family Practice residency programs over the period from 1973-1990 were determined by retrospective cohort analysis. Eight characteristics of these graduates were tested by chi-square analysis to determine if they had a predictive effect on retention: United States Military Academy attendance (USMA), Uniform Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) attendance, fellowship training, prior service, gender, first assignment, site of residency training, and spouse with history of active duty service. Overall retention was 21%. Significant predictors of retention at the p < 0.01 level (chi-square) were (1) USMA attendance, (2) USUHS attendance, (3) fellowship training, and (4) prior service. Gender, first assignment, and spouse history of active duty service were not factors. The 22% of the graduates who had at least one of the four positive predictors form two-thirds of the present career Family Physician force. PMID:7816225

Steinweg, K K

1994-07-01

294

The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program for First Episode Psychosis: Treatment Development and Preliminary Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) is a novel cognitive-behavioral therapy program designed to facilitate\\u000a functional recovery in people who have experienced an initial episode of psychosis. In this paper, the treatment development\\u000a process of GRIP is described and data from an open feasibility trial are presented. Findings suggest clinical and psychosocial\\u000a benefits associated with GRIP, and the treatment was

Evan J. Waldheter; David L. Penn; Diana O. Perkins; Kim T. Mueser; Leanne Whaley Owens; Elizabeth Cook

2008-01-01

295

Student Success and Failure in a Graduate Criminology\\/Criminal Justice Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the burdens that students and institutions assume when underwriting educational careers, very little is known about\\u000a completion rates, risk factors, and successful strategies of criminology\\/criminal justice (CCJ) graduate programs. Consequently,\\u000a the present study tracks 287 master’s and 70 doctoral students who entered the Florida State University CCJ program during\\u000a the 1991–2000 academic years. Almost two-thirds of this cohort earned

Robert C. Lightfoot; William G. Doerner

2008-01-01

296

Sex differences in spatial abilities of medical graduates entering residency programs.  

PubMed

Sex differences favoring males in spatial abilities have been known by cognitive psychologists for more than half a century. Spatial abilities have been related to three-dimensional anatomy knowledge and the performance in technical skills. The issue of sex differences in spatial abilities has not been addressed formally in the medical field. The objective of this study was to test an a priori hypothesis of sex differences in spatial abilities in a group of medical graduates entering their residency programs over a five-year period. A cohort of 214 medical graduates entering their specialist residency training programs was enrolled in a prospective study. Spatial abilities were measured with a redrawn Vandenberg and Kuse Mental Rotations Tests in two (MRTA) and three (MRTC) dimensions. Sex differences favoring males were identified in 131 (61.2%) female and 83 (38.8%) male medical graduates with the median (Q1, Q3) MRTA score [12 (8, 14) vs. 15 (12, 18), respectively; P?graduates entering their residency programs in a five-year experiment. Caution should be exerted in applying our group finding to individuals because a particular female may have higher spatial abilities and a particular male may have lower spatial abilities. Anat Sci Educ 6: 368-375. © 2013 American Association of Anatomists. PMID:23554271

Langlois, Jean; Wells, Georges A; Lecourtois, Marc; Bergeron, Germain; Yetisir, Elizabeth; Martin, Marcel

2013-04-02

297

Graduated Habilitation Programing for the Severely Developmentally Disabled  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is the Crisis Intervention Center, a rehabilitation center for the severely developmentally disabled which includes three developmental satellite centers (providing work activity programs, work evaluation, and supervised employment). (CL)

Karan, Orv C.

1977-01-01

298

Program-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Online Graduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic librarians often provide information literacy support for specific courses or topics in the form of research guides, one-shot training sessions, library orientations, or by embedding library content into online courses. Less frequently, they provide continuous program-level support on-campus or online. This paper highlights the value of sustained involvement of librarians at the program level to provide information literacy in

Swapna Kumar; Marilyn Ochoa

2012-01-01

299

Trend analysis of minority student enrollment in graduate health management education programs: implications for the field.  

PubMed

The need for broad representation of minorities in healthcare management has been an on-going concern for healthcare administrators and professional organizations such as the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Despite the best intentions of healthcare organizations, many have failed to attain a desired racial and ethnic balance in the composition of their senior-level management ranks. This problem will persist unless there is a sustained and collaborative effort between the healthcare professional associations and organizations and the educational programs, especially programs affiliated with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Using enrollment data published in the AUPHA directory, this paper examines the enrollment trends of minority students in graduate programs in health management education. The results of this investigation reveal an upward trend in minority student enrollment and that graduate programs with high minority enrollment are located in geographical areas with high minority populations. Suggestions to further increase and sustain minority student enrollment in graduate health management educational programs are advanced. PMID:15129902

Agho, Augustine O; Baldwin, Alphonso; Selig, Suzane

2004-01-01

300

Program evaluation in graduate nursing education: hardiness as a predictor of success among nursing administration students.  

PubMed

In an effort to develop meaningful program evaluation data, this exploratory study examined hardiness and stress among a select group of graduate nursing administration students at The University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, TX. Students completed a questionnaire, which included the Hardiness Scale and Perceived Stress Scale, at both beginning and end of their program. Six to 12 months after graduation, each participant completed a telephone survey with items related to hardiness and American Association of Colleges of Nursing and American Organization of Nurse Executives core competencies. Mean scores for both hardiness and stress did improve from beginning to end of program; however, alpha coefficient reliabilities were disappointing, so no further quantitative analyses were completed. Most enlightening were the telephone interviews, which revealed that graduates were engaged in behaviors indicative of high hardiness. Use of hardiness as a guiding construct may prove useful to nursing administration program faculty in developing and refining a quality program; use of both quantitative and qualitative methods are recommended for obtaining meaningful program evaluation data. PMID:16179244

Judkins, Sharon; Arris, Latonia; Keener, Elizabeth

301

Career characteristics among graduates of a Midwestern M.H.S.A. program: variation by gender and length of time since graduation.  

PubMed

This study examined whether differences occur in the careers of men and women graduating from a Midwestern Master's degree program in hospital/health services administration (M.H.S.A.) during the calendar years of 1986-1997. These alumni were divided into two cohorts: 1986-90 and 1991-97, so that temporal differences could be examined. Men and women M.H.S.A. graduates of the 1986-90 cohort are currently working in similar settings. The most common setting is in acute care organizations. Men and women M.H.S.A. graduates in the 1991-97 cohort tend to be working more outside of acute care organizations than the 1986-90 graduates. The 1986-90 group of women graduates are currently in significantly different positions than their male counterparts. Compared to their male colleagues, these women are more likely to be in middle management positions, or out of the work force. A higher percentage of men from the 1986-90 cohort hold senior management positions (such as CEO or vice-president). The 1991-97 cohort of women graduates do not currently hold significantly different types of positions than their male colleagues, though about twice as many women were not working. PMID:10539608

Martin MacDowell, N; Short, A; Petrochuk, M

1999-01-01

302

Dietary Changes by Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Graduates Are Independent of Program Delivery Method.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program graduates (n=1,141) who received either individual (21.3%), group (76.2%), or combined (2.5%) instruction were assessed. Independent of method, participants significantly improved the number of servings consumed from grains, vegetables, dairy, and meat and meat alternatives; total calories consumed;…

Luccia, Barbara H. D.; Kunkel, Mary E.; Cason, Katherine L.

2003-01-01

303

A mentoring program for women in the joint graduate biomedical engineering program of University of Memphis and University of Tennessee  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mentoring is significant personal and professional assistance given by a more experienced person to a less experienced person during a time of transition. Transitions from high school to university, from university to graduate school are difficult. Organizing and running mentoring programs in schools or in professional societies provide good recruitment and retention of female students in engineering. Biomedical engineering (BME)

Semahat S. Demir

2003-01-01

304

Classroom performance system use in an accelerated graduate nursing program.  

PubMed

Many students who enter accelerated nursing programs have not been exposed to the analysis, prediction, and decision-making skills needed by today's RN. To foster practice with complex concepts in the classroom and to give teachers immediate feedback about student in-class mastery of core material, use of an audience participation system within the classroom may be useful. This article reports the implementation of a classroom performance system and the results ofa program evaluation project designed to capture the system's impact on student and faculty satisfaction and student learning outcomes. Project results and implications for further work are presented. PMID:20182157

Grimes, Corinne; Joiner Rogers, Glenda; Volker, Deborah; Ramberg, Elizabeth

305

Attrition of New Teachers among Recent College Graduates: Comparing Occupational Stability among 1992-93 Graduates Who Taught and Those Who Worked in Other Occupations. Statistical Analysis Report. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the occupational stability of bachelor's degree recipients during the first 4 years after receiving the degree, analyzing whether those who were teaching in 1994 were more or less likely than those in other occupations to leave the work force for work in different occupations in 1997. Data came from the Baccalaureate and…

Henke, Robin R.; Zahn, Lisa

306

Developing a Seamless Science Education Program (K-Graduate School)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The production of STEM personnel has declined precipitously over the past several decades. This is threatening not only the international economy but also the world's access to space. It is imperative that scientists within the current space physics community develop programs at the K-12 level able to spark an interest in science while providing an understanding that a career in

Truell Hyde; Bernard Smith; Lorin Matthews; Jorge Carmona-Reyes

2008-01-01

307

Program-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Online Graduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Academic librarians often provide information literacy support for specific courses or topics in the form of research guides, one-shot training sessions, library orientations, or by embedding library content into online courses. Less frequently, they provide continuous program-level support on-campus or online. This paper highlights the value of…

Kumar, Swapna; Ochoa, Marilyn

2012-01-01

308

Addressing a Nation's Challenge: Graduate Programs in Gerontology in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Like other developed nations, Israel has rapidly aged. This demographic revolution has created new challenges for Israeli society. We describe the societal background, including the emerging societal needs, solutions, and problems, as well as the professional principles, which guided us in developing the first two Israeli academic programs in…

Carmel, Sara; Lowenstein, Ariela

2007-01-01

309

A nurse transition program for orthopaedics: creating a new culture for nurturing graduate nurses.  

PubMed

Successful training and initiation of new graduate nurses is a critical concern for the entire healthcare industry. Current literature reports that as many as 80-90% of new graduate nurses will leave their job within the first year of employment (Bradley, 2001). In summer 2001, the inpatient orthopaedic department of a large community hospital in the southeastern United States was faced with significant recruitment and retention issues. In response, a new nurse graduate transition program was developed for the orthopaedic specialty. This program uses an adult learning model and a single dedicated preceptor. In addition to clinical experience, the program provides special attention to the development of professional behavior, relationship building, and critical-thinking skills. During the next 2 years, the program produced eight new orthopaedic nurses with a first-year turnover rate of 0%. In addition, this program has positively influenced other areas of importance for RN recruitment and retention, including quality of care, patient satisfaction, and staff satisfaction. PMID:16056167

Orsini, Christine H

310

Establishment of a Graduate Certificate Program in Biobased Industrial Products – Final Technical Report  

SciTech Connect

A certificate of graduate studies in Biobased Industrial Products is to be established at Kansas State University (KSU) along with the development of a similar program at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. At KSU, the program of study will be coordinated through the steering committee of the Agricultural Products Utilization Forum (APUF); the certificate of graduate studies will be awarded through the Graduate School of Kansas State University. This certificate will establish an interdisciplinary program of study that will: (1) ensure participating students receive a broad education in several disciplines related to Biobased Industrial Products, (2) provide a documented course of study for students preferring a freestanding certificate program, and (3) provide a paradigm shift in student awareness away from petroleum-based feedstocks to the utilization of renewable resources for fuels and chemical feedstocks. The academic program described herein will accomplish this goal by: (1) providing exposure to several academic disciplines key to Biobased Industrial Products; (2) improving university/industry collaboration through an external advisory board, distance learning opportunities, and student internships; (3) expanding the disciplines represented on the students' supervisory committee; (4) establishing a seminar series on Biobased Industrial Products that draws upon expert speakers representing several disciplines; and (5) increasing collaboration between disciplines. Numerous research programs emphasizing Biobased Industrial Products currently exist at KSU and PSU. The certificate of graduate studies, the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration within the students? thesis research, the proposed seminar series, and formation of an industrial advisory board will: (1) provide an interdisciplinary academic experience that spans several departments, four colleges, four research centers, and two universities; (2) tangibly promote collaboration between KSU and PSU; (3) catalyze involvement of plant geneticists with researchers active in the development and utilization of biobased industrial products; and, (4) promote university/industry collaboration.

John R. Schlup

2005-11-04

311

A Study of Associations between Age, Race, Gender, and Adult Learners Graduating from a Distant-Learning Master's Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study focused on adult learners' age, race, gender, and whether they graduated from a distant-learning, master in the art of teaching program at an accredited college during the three academic semesters that comprised the 2007-2008 school year. The dependent variable used in this study consisted of whether adult learners graduated from a…

Naughton, Deborah Trupp

2010-01-01

312

Professional Identity, Professional Associations, and Recruitment: Perspectives of Current Doctoral Students and Recent Graduates of Rehabilitation Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was an exploratory investigation of the perceptions of current doctoral students and recent graduates from rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation psychology programs on professional identity, professional associations, and recruitment. These three issues were selected based on the likelihood that students and recent graduates

Fleming, Alison; Phillips, Brian; Manninen-Luse, Melissa; Irizarry, Lesley O.; Hylton, Terrie

2011-01-01

313

A Study of Associations between Age, Race, Gender, and Adult Learners Graduating from a Distant-Learning Master's Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focused on adult learners' age, race, gender, and whether they graduated from a distant-learning, master in the art of teaching program at an accredited college during the three academic semesters that comprised the 2007-2008 school year. The dependent variable used in this study consisted of whether adult learners graduated from a…

Naughton, Deborah Trupp

2010-01-01

314

The master of agricultural communications: Graduates' perceptions of degree and program effectiveness and recommendations for future development  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than a decade ago, concerns were voiced over the lack of research on graduate programs in agricultural communications and, specifically, whether various stakeholder groups felt the degree was essential to prepare graduates for employment in the field. The current research involved in-depth interviews with 20 agricultural communication alumni from six universities that offered a master’s option in agricultural communication.

Whitney C Siegfried

2010-01-01

315

Learning from Follow Up Surveys of Graduates: The Austin Teacher Program and the Benchmark Project. A Discussion Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes Austin College's (Texas) participation in the Benchmark Project, a collaborative followup study of teacher education graduates and their principals, focusing on the second round of data collection. The Benchmark Project was a collaboration of 11 teacher preparation programs that gathered and analyzed data comparing graduates

Baker, Thomas E.

316

Publication Productivity among Doctoral Graduates of Educational Psychology Programs at Research Universities before and after the Year 2000  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests that new doctoral graduates face increased publication pressure to achieve tenure: doctoral programs may have also increased this expectation. We examined whether faculty graduating before and after the year 2000 differed significantly in total publications, peer-reviewed publications, and first-authored publications as of the…

Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Saxon, Terrill F.; Johnson, Heather

2011-01-01

317

Learning from Follow Up Surveys of Graduates: The Austin Teacher Program and the Benchmark Project. A Discussion Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes Austin College's (Texas) participation in the Benchmark Project, a collaborative followup study of teacher education graduates and their principals, focusing on the second round of data collection. The Benchmark Project was a collaboration of 11 teacher preparation programs that gathered and analyzed data comparing graduates

Baker, Thomas E.

318

Publication Productivity among Doctoral Graduates of Educational Psychology Programs at Research Universities before and after the Year 2000  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research suggests that new doctoral graduates face increased publication pressure to achieve tenure: doctoral programs may have also increased this expectation. We examined whether faculty graduating before and after the year 2000 differed significantly in total publications, peer-reviewed publications, and first-authored publications as of the…

Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Saxon, Terrill F.; Johnson, Heather

2011-01-01

319

Occupational Safety and Health Training Grant (Purdue University School of Health Sciences). Final Performance Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

With support from NIOSH, the Purdue University Graduate Program in Industrial Hygiene expanded and developed during the grant period. The program prepares students for advanced careers in Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety and Health, and contribu...

1997-01-01

320

The Impact of Science Graduate Students in Urban Science Classrooms: The SFOS Program at Cal State Los Angeles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The SFOS program at Cal State Los Angeles places science graduate students in minority serving high schools and middle schools in the Los Angeles region. Graduate fellows pursue Master's degrees in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics while working with partner teachers to provide science demonstrations and activities that are based on California science content standards. Fellows in the classroom are not apprentice teachers, but rather, their role is science communication. Now in its third year, we discuss the impacts of the SFOS program on graduate fellows, teachers, and high school curricula. We thank the National Science Foundation for funding through the GK-12 program.

Terebey, S.; Mayo, D.; Strauss, J.

2005-12-01

321

Evaluating the impact of a nurse residency program for newly graduated registered nurses.  

PubMed

Nurse residency programs are designed to support graduate nurses as they assume the professional role. Evaluation of these programs has been inconsistent. The purpose of this descriptive research study was to evaluate a year-long nurse residency program using a nonexperimental, repeated measures design with qualitative questions. Results showed statistically significant differences in new nurse confidence, skills, and abilities at 12 months. Nursing turnover was one third of the national average. The metatheme that emerged from the data was "I see that I am not the only one." PMID:22821016

Olson-Sitki, Kristi; Wendler, M Cecilia; Forbes, Gordon

2012-07-01

322

Adopting eXtreme Programming on a Graduate Student Project  

SciTech Connect

At the 2004 IA Workshop, the University of Washington (UW) and Seattle University (SU) presented a student project for cataloging compromised system images, built under the auspices of the Pacific Northwest Honeynet (PNW-honeynet) which is a Honeynet Project Research Alliance member group. [1, 2] Of interest to the workshop audience was not only the functionality of the project itself, but also the method by which it was built—a variation of eXtreme Programming [3]—and how it was taught. This analysis is presented in response to those questions. The pedagogical approach presented in this paper is applicable to the development of any new curriculum or learning experience and is designed to deliver predictable and repeatable student outcomes regardless of the content delivered or background of the instructor.

Popovsky, Barbara; Frincke, Deborah A.; Seifert, Christian

2005-06-17

323

Educational and Career Pathways of Dental Hygienists: Comparing Graduates of Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to compare the educational and career pathways of graduates from associate degree (A.S.\\/A.A.) and baccalaureate degree (B.S.\\/B.A.) entry-level dental hygiene (DH) programs. A thirty-item, closed-ended questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 1,352 dental hygienists who were educated and licensed in California between 1990 and 2000. The response rate was 76 percent. Approximately

Dorothy J. Rowe; Naz Massoumi; Susan Hyde; Jane A. Weintraub

324

Effect of Florida’s graduated licensing program on the crash rate of teenage drivers  

Microsoft Academic Search

On 1 July 1996, Florida instituted a graduated licensing program for drivers younger than age 18. For the first 3 months, holders of learner’s licenses are not allowed to drive at all between 19:00 and 06:00 h; thereafter, they may drive until 22:00 h. Learner’s licenses must be held for 6 months prior to eligibility for the intermediate license. Sixteen-year-old

Robert G Ulmer; David F Preusser; Allan F Williams; Susan A Ferguson; Charles M Farmer

2000-01-01

325

Are Canadian General Internal Medicine training program graduates well prepared for their future careers?  

PubMed Central

Background At a time of increased need and demand for general internists in Canada, the attractiveness of generalist careers (including general internal medicine, GIM) has been falling as evidenced by the low number of residents choosing this specialty. One hypothesis for the lack of interest in a generalist career is lack of comfort with the skills needed to practice after training, and the mismatch between the tertiary care, inpatient training environment and "real life". This project was designed to determine perceived effectiveness of training for 10 years of graduates of Canadian GIM programs to assist in the development of curriculum and objectives for general internists that will meet the needs of graduates and ultimately society. Methods Mailed survey designed to explore perceived importance of training for and preparation for various aspects of Canadian GIM practice. After extensive piloting of the survey, including a pilot survey of two universities to improve the questionnaire, all graduates of the 16 universities over the previous ten years were surveyed. Results Gaps (difference between importance and preparation) were demonstrated in many of the CanMEDS 2000/2005® competencies. Medical problems of pregnancy, perioperative care, pain management, chronic care, ambulatory care and community GIM rotations were the medical expert areas with the largest gaps. Exposure to procedural skills was perceived to be lacking. Some procedural skills valued as important for current GIM trainees and performed frequently (example ambulatory ECG interpretation) had low preparation ratings by trainees. Other areas of perceived discrepancy between training and practice included: manager role (set up of an office), health advocate (counseling for prevention, for example smoking cessation), and professional (end of life issues, ethics). Conclusion Graduates of Canadian GIM training programs over the last ten years have identified perceived gaps between training and important areas for practice. They have identified competencies that should be emphasized in Canadian GIM programs. Ongoing review of graduate's perceptions of training programs as it applies to their current practice is important to ensure ongoing appropriateness of training programs. This information will be used to strengthen GIM training programs in Canada.

Card, Sharon E; Snell, Linda; O'Brien, Brian

2006-01-01

326

Validation of the Graduate Record Examinations and the Miller Analogies Test in a Doctoral Program in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The predictive validity of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) in a doctoral program in education was investigated. Results supported the use of the GRE but not the MAT. (Author/JKS)|

Furst, Edward J.; Roelfs, Pamela J.

1979-01-01

327

The Impact of Science Graduate Students in Urban Science Classrooms: The SFOS Program at Cal State Los Angeles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The SFOS program at Cal State Los Angeles places science graduate students in minority serving high schools and middle schools in the Los Angeles region. Graduate fellows pursue Master's degrees in biology, chemistry, geology, or physics while working with partner teachers to provide science demonstrations and activities that are based on California science content standards. Fellows in the classroom are not apprentice teachers, but rather, their role is science communication. Now in its fourth year, we discuss the impacts of the SFOS program on graduate fellows, teachers, and high school curricula.

Terebey, Susan; Mayo, D.

2006-12-01

328

Transformative graduate education programs: an analysis of impact on STEM and non-STEM Ph.D. completion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transformative graduate education programs (TGP) are programs that are national in scope and are intended to impact the reformation\\u000a of graduate education in the United States. We employ data from national sources and shift the unit of analysis from the individual\\u000a doctoral student to the doctoral institution as whole in order to begin to assess the impact of TGPs on

David Kniola; Mido Chang; Deborah Olsen

329

The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program for First Episode Psychosis: Treatment Development and Preliminary Data  

PubMed Central

The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) is a novel cognitive-behavioral therapy program designed to facilitate functional recovery in people who have experienced an initial episode of psychosis. In this paper, the treatment development process of GRIP is described and data from an open feasibility trial are presented. Findings suggest clinical and psychosocial benefits associated with GRIP, and the treatment was well-received by clients and therapists. The retention rate of 67%, however, suggests the need for protocol modifications to improve engagement. Initial data on the efficacy of GRIP are encouraging, although the study design precludes more robust conclusions at this time.

Waldheter, Evan J.; Perkins, Diana O.; Mueser, Kim T.; Owens, Leanne Whaley; Cook, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

330

An orientation program for new graduate nurses: the basis of staff development and retention.  

PubMed

The nursing shortage and an increased demand for obstetric nurses led a Central Texas hospital to hire new graduates for the Level Three obstetric unit. This change in hiring policy necessitated a reevaluation of the orientation program resulting in a new approach in staff development. A three-phase program was developed beginning with orientation and socialization of the new staff member, continuing with the development of advanced skills, and leading to assignments of complex cases after completing appropriate educational programs. The program has fostered autonomy in the experienced staff nurse and increased job satisfaction as measured by advancement in the career ladder and retention rate. The program is regularly monitored by chart and peer review audits, as well as by the orientees' six-week and six-month evaluations. PMID:1452824

Cooney, A T

331

Introducing personal digital assistants to enhance nursing education in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.  

PubMed

This article describes how a school of nursing implemented an innovative program to introduce personal digital assistants to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Undergraduate students studying pharmacology and nurse practitioner graduate students in an adult health course were asked to purchase a personal digital assistant privately or through the university bookstore. Faculty selected an appropriate software package. After students were oriented to the hardware and software package, innovative teaching strategies were implemented to help guide students to use their mobile devices to access clinically relevant information. Student feedback about this experience was positive. The most important elements for successful adoption of personal digital assistants are to provide training for both faculty and students, and to develop learning opportunities using the technology. Use of mobile technologies is an important competency that will improve the quality of nursing practice and therefore should be included in nursing curricula. PMID:21210606

Cibulka, Nancy J; Crane-Wider, Lottchen

2010-12-31

332

28 CFR 544.52 - Levels of Occupational Education Programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...occupations and industries for the purpose of providing the student with a general knowledge of the occupation and the world of work, rather than specific skill development. (b) Marketable Training. Marketable training provides specific...

2010-07-01

333

Clinical experience of residents with RPD treatment in U.S. graduate prosthodontics programs.  

PubMed

This cross-sectional study was conducted to quantify the clinical experience of prosthodontic residents with cast metal removable partial denture (RPD) treatment based on their year of training, geographic location of the program, and nature of the program. A web-based survey consisting of five questions was e-mailed to program directors from forty-two programs across the United States. A 62 percent response rate was obtained (26/42). Thirteen of the programs (50 percent of respondents) stipulated a specific number of RPDs to be done prior to completion of the program. Clinical experience of residents varied vastly based on year of training, geographic location of the program, and nature of the program. Prosthodontic residents from southern states, university-based programs, and public school programs had more clinical experience than residents from other programs. The average clinical experience for a prosthodontic resident during three years of training was eight traditional RPDs and two implant-supported RPDs. This is the first study done exploring this topic and provides baseline information on residents' clinical experience in RPD treatment. Future studies will determine educational trends and reassess this portion of the curriculum in graduate prosthodontics. PMID:20145065

Bidra, Avinash S; Agar, John R

2010-02-01

334

Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1995-96.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During the fall of 1998, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) surveyed 30 employers of its 1995-96 graduates to evaluate the occupational success of its students and the effectiveness of the college's academic programs in preparing graduates for work in various professions. Results include: (1) employers rated the job performance of the…

Payne, William H., Jr.; Shields, Jennifer A.

335

[Graduate program in nursing at the Federal University of Santa Maria: trajectory and results].  

PubMed

A quantitative, descriptive, exploratory study based on documentation that aims to report the history of the Graduate Program in Nursing (PPGENF), Federal University of Santa Maria according to the national scenario. The data was collected through queries to different sites on the Internet and secretary of PPGENE. The program was created in 2006, and in the first triennium there has been an increase in the number of vacancies and candidates, and concentration of the publications was given in qualis B1 and A2. Actions have been developed such as discussions, seminars, conferences and workshops aimed at strengthening the program and subsequent integration of faculty/student, academic and professional nursing. This program is contributing to the expansion and strengthening of nursing in the Rio Grande as its egresses are inserted in institutions of higher education, or PhD in health care public and private. PMID:23781736

Linch, Graciele Fernanda da Costa; Ribeiro, Aline Cammarano; Guido, Laura de Azevedo

2013-03-01

336

Peterson's Guide to Nursing Programs. Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education in the U.S. and Canada. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This revised and updated directory of nursing programs in the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada includes details on over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate programs at over 625 colleges. Information is also listed for continuing education programs, fast-track options for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, clinical nurse…

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.

337

Peterson's Guide to Nursing Programs. Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education in the U.S. and Canada. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This revised and updated directory of nursing programs in the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada includes details on over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate programs at over 625 colleges. Information is also listed for continuing education programs, fast-track options for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, clinical nurse…

American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.

338

Evaluation of an Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program: Effects on Therapists' Skills and Family-Centered Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is growing interest in understanding the usefulness of mentorship programs for children's rehabilitation service providers. This evaluation study examined the effects of an occupational therapy mentorship program on the skills and behaviors of 8 new and 17 experienced occupational therapists practicing at a regional children's…

King, Gillian; Tam, Cynthia; Fay, Linda; Pilkington, Martha; Servais, Michelle; Petrosian, Hasmik

2011-01-01

339

Radiation safety as part of a comprehensive University Occupational Health and Safety Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rutgers University has developed an integrated occupational health and safety program incorporating the disciplines of radiation protection, chemical hygiene, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substance disposal, and environmental control. The program was implemented by the Department of Radiation and Environmental Health and Safety which was organized in a nontraditional way to provide an interdisciplinary resource and service to a large

Edward A. Christman; Elan J. Gandsman

1994-01-01

340

SURVEY OF OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS IN ILLINOIS COMMUNITY AND JUNIOR COLLEGES, 1967-1968.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THIS DOCUMENT IS A LISTING IN TABULAR FORM OF THE VARIOUS OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS, BOTH IN OPERATION AND PLANNED, AVAILABLE IN ILLINOIS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE JUNIOR COLLEGES. THE PROGRAMS ARE ARRANGED IN FIVE LARGE GROUPINGS--(1) INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, (2) BUSINESS, SECRETARIAL, AND DATA PROCESSING, (3) HEALTH OCCUPATIONS, (4) PUBLIC…

GREDE, JOHN F.; AND OTHERS

341

Sustaining liminality: Experiences and negotiations of international females in U.S. engineering graduate programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This project examines the intersectionalities of international females in engineering graduate programs of the United States, using frameworks of sustainability and liminality theory. According to Dutta and Kisselburgh (2011) international females in graduate engineering constitute the minorities of minorities, not only in terms of their status as international students but also by their underrepresentation as women in engineering (Faulkner, 2009). Research regarding international female graduate students tends to be categorized as the experiences of international students in the U.S. (Lee & Rice, 2007), or as the struggles of female engineers in engineering disciplines (Tonso, 2007). Therefore, this project aims to distinguish the unique population of female engineers of international origin from holistic studies of international students, and attempts to draw out and understand the experiences of international female students in U.S. engineering graduate programs. Dutta and Kisselburgh (2011) found that female engineers who are international in origin exist in liminal states indefinitely. This liminal nature has been described under the theory of liminality (Turner, 1967) which posits that when transitioning from one life-changing event to another (such as birth, death, marriage), individuals go through a transformatory phase where they are subjected to invisibility, vulnerability, and a feeling of loss. Although Turner posited this phase as transcendental and temporary, Dutta and Kisselburgh (2011) suggest the liminal period can be more permanent in contemporary global societies. In other words, liminal experiences of vulnerability and structural invisibility may be sustained experiences of international female engineering students. Furthermore, the project attends to the overlaps, tensions and challenging experiences faced by international females in surviving engineering graduate program. To achieve this goal, liminality theory is limited in accounting for how vulnerable individuals reframe their agentic outcomes to make meaning of their marginalized existence. Therefore, I integrate constructs of sustainability with liminality theory in order to provide a framework to understand the ability of vulnerable individuals (in this case, international female engineers) to persist within marginalizing social structures. Sustainability has been a useful framework to understand how organizations practice self-efficacy (Butler, 2001) and has the potential to understand the negotiations and discursive practices enacted by international women engineers by examining their everyday meaning-making practices. For international female engineers who are in between spaces of belonging, it becomes important to understand how they navigate these contested spaces and how they transform the spaces to their advantage by persisting in their struggles with the spaces. Through interviews and focus groups, I explored the ways in which international female engineering graduate students negotiate the tensions they experience through interviews and focus groups, attending to the underlying processes of sustenance through which international female engineering students negotiate their liminal status. In doing so, I introduce and discuss five themes of the practice of sustainability in negotiating liminality: (a) crystallizing engineering identities, (b) (re)constructing inclusion, (c) enduring hardships, (d) rearchitecting (in)visibility, and (e) (re)engineering efficacy. The contributions of this research lie in the amalgamation of liminality and sustainability theories to understand the discourses through which international women engineering graduate students negotiate the transitions they experience in U.S. engineering programs.

Dutta, Debalina

342

The Role of Living–Learning Programs in Women’s Plans to Attend Graduate School in STEM Fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the role of living–learning (L\\/L) programs in undergraduate women’s plans to attend graduate school in\\u000a STEM fields. Using data from the 2004–2007 National Study of Living Learning Programs (NSLLP), the only existing multi-institutional,\\u000a longitudinal dataset examining L\\/L program outcomes, the findings show that women’s participation in women-only STEM-focused\\u000a L\\/L programs is positively associated with STEM graduate school

Katalin Szelényi; Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas

2011-01-01

343

Project Facts, 1992: The National Program for Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1990, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) initiated a program in agricultural safety and health. This program is dedicated to preventing Leading Work-Related Diseases and Injuries among Americans engaged in agricultural wo...

1992-01-01

344

Occupational Safety and Health Training Program at ETCs. Interim Status Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Preliminary studies reveal that serious deficiencies exist in occupational safety and health training programs within DOE's fossil fuel programs. The basic requirements of Executive Order 12196, 29 CFR 1960 (both earlier and current versions) and Chapter ...

A. F. Meyer M. Vaudreuil S. T. Wisniewski

1981-01-01

345

Programmatic Factors Associated with Effective Occupational Education Programs in Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on a study of 34 occupational programs in 17 community colleges which were identified by a local administrator as effective or ineffective. Identifies 15 programmatic factors which were associated with the effective programs. (DMM)|

Cox, David E.

1987-01-01

346

Economic Analysis of Roadway Occupancy for Freeway Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation. Volume 3. Program Documentation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A computer program developed to perform an Economic Analysis of Roadway Occupancy for Maintenance and Rehabilitation EAROMAR is documented. Input includes pavement design, thickness, lanes, project length, initial and final year traffic. The program gener...

B. C. Butler S. W. Hopkins

1974-01-01

347

Examination of the Health Occupations Education Curriculum from a Futurist Perspective: I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A project examined the curriculum in the health occupations program to determine what curriculum changes will be necessary to keep pace with and anticipate advances in health occupations. A statewide Texas health occupations education review committee composed of employers, graduates, educators, a union representative, and representatives from…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.

348

Occupational Competency Profile for Health Occupations Education Program: Health Agency Assessment. Information Series: Report No. 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This assessment instrument is intended to provide health occupations teachers and state departments of education with information needed to revise and improve the curriculum used in training prospective health occupations teachers and in updating certification requirements for practicing health care professionals. The profile lists the…

Walters, Norma J.

349

College as an Investment: The Role of Graduation Rates in Changing Occupational Inequality by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine whether investments in higher education have contributed to changes in occupational inequality by\\u000a focusing on the impact of college completion rates on movement into desirable occupations between 1983 and 2002. Since forces\\u000a generating inequality vary by gender, race, and ethnicity, we examine trends for white, black, and Hispanic men and women\\u000a in our study. Utilizing

Daniel H. Krymkowski; Beth Mintz

2011-01-01

350

Medicare program; changes in payment policy for direct graduate medical education costs--HCFA. Final rule.  

PubMed

This rule sets forth changes in Medicare policy concerning payment for the direct graduate medical education costs of providers associated with approved residency programs in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, and podiatry. These changes implement section 1886(h) of the Social Security Act, which was added by section 9202 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. Also, we are making a conforming change that affects the indirect medical education payments of hospitals that became subject to the prospective payment system during the period October 1, 1983 through December 31, 1983. PMID:10303884

1989-09-29

351

Attrition of on-line graduate nursing students before and after program structural changes.  

PubMed

This study assessed attrition rates and reasons for withdrawal among on-line graduate students before and after the implementation of program structural changes in 2008. A descriptive retrospective cohort study was conducted using the academic and advising records of 853 on-line graduate nursing students enrolled between 2005 and 2010. Three student cohorts were examined: (Cohort 1) students who entered and withdrew prior to 2008, (Cohort 2) students who entered before and withdrew after 2008, and (Cohort 3) students who entered and withdrew after 2008. The proportions of student attrition from each cohort were 43% (97 out of 225 students), 19% (52 out of 277 students), and 7.4% (26 out of 351 students), respectively. Results indicated that students' attrition rates in Cohorts 2 and 3 were significantly less than Cohort 1. Supported by Alexander Astin's input-experience-output model, 2 major themes emerged as reasons for withdrawal--personal and academic. Findings from this study provided a critical view for further investigation and serve as an evaluation tool to identify trends and develop appropriate supportive interventions that facilitate positive student outcomes. Further research is warranted to investigate the effects of the program structural changes on students' attitudes and program satisfaction. PMID:23706972

Rice, Jan; Rojjanasrirat, Wilaiporn; Trachsel, Pat

352

The organizational impact of a new graduate pediatric nurse mentoring program.  

PubMed

Successful mentoring programs for new graduate nurses are designed to provide professional supports to ease the transition of these newcomers from student to practicing nurse. In the financially constrained health care environment, a resource-intensive program can be sustained only by leaders who see quantitative evidence of organizational impact over time. A descriptive study was undertaken at a pediatric academic medical center to compare the job satisfaction and retention rates of two cohorts of new graduate nurses: one before and one after the implementation of a Pediatric RN Internship Program. In this study overall job satisfaction was significantly higher in the post-internship group as compared to the pre-internship group. Improved job satisfaction was also reflected in a lower turnover rate (12% vs. 20% in the pre-internship group) that was sustained during the 2-year post-intervention study period. By lowering turnover rates, organizations avoid costs associated with recruitment, orientation, and temporary labor coverage for vacant RN positions. PMID:18777973

Halfer, Diana; Graf, Elaine; Sullivan, Christine

353

Program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: FY 1986 Program Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Occupational lung diseases, Musculoskeletal injuries, Occupational cancers, Severe occupational traumatic injuries, Cardiosvascular diseases, Disorders of reproduction, Neurotoxic disorders, Noise-induced loss of hearing, Dermatologic conditions...

1986-01-01

354

Getting a GRiP: examining the outcomes of a pilot program to support graduate research students in writing for publication  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article addresses an under?researched area of graduate studies: the role of writing groups in developing the research and publication potential of university graduates. Drawing on focus group discussions with participants from a pilot program conducted in the Arts Faculty at Monash University in Australia, the authors investigate the outcomes of graduate participation in writing groups through reference to three

Denise Cuthbert; Ceridwen Spark

2008-01-01

355

Post-Graduation Service and Civic Outcomes for High Financial Need Students of a Multi-Campus, Co-Curricular Service-Learning College Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

High financial need Bonner scholarship alumni, who had been engaged in four years of co- curricular service and reflection experiences, were surveyed six years after graduation. Survey questions drawn from UCLA's Life After College Survey allowed comparison with three national groups. All Bonner service-learning program graduates were still doing community service six years after graduation compared to approximately two-thirds of

Cheryl Keen; Kelly Hall

2008-01-01

356

Internship as Common Programs in Graduate Courses and the Educational Effects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In engineering graduate schools in Hokkaido University, internship programs are carried out as common courses. In the internship in some companies or institutions, students join some projects or training programs different from research works in their laboratories. Following the previous report on overseas internship, examples of domestic internship, long term project type internship and short term experience type internship, were reported in this article. Educational effects were also discussed based on the questionnaire survey. The results showed that understanding of the industries and self-awareness of being engineers were the most improved. Attitude to learn new things, ability to grasp and find problems, ability to apply knowledge to the practical problems, as well as challenging spirit and sense of teamwork, were also improved. From the data, domestic internship programs, long term or short term, have considerable educational effects, although the effect is the most marked in the overseas one.

Noguchi, Toru; Yoshikawa, Kozo; Nakamura, Masato

357

NNSA Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program Annual Report June 2008 - May 2009  

SciTech Connect

In 2009, the Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) completed its 16th successful year in support of the NNSA’s mission by developing future leaders in nonproliferation and promoting awareness of career opportunities. We provide this annual report to review program activities from June 2008 through May 2009 - the fellowship term for the Class of 2008. Contents include: Welcome Letter Introduction The NGFP Team Program Management Highlights Class of 2008 Incoming Fellows Orientation Travel Career Development Management of the Fellows Performance Highlights Closing Ceremony Encore Performance Where They Are Now Alumnus Career Highlights: Christine Buzzard Class of 2009 Applicant Database Upgrades Fall Recruitment Activities Interviews Hiring and Clearances Introducing the Class of 2009 Class of 2010 Recruitment Strategy On the Horizon Appendix A: Class of 2009 Fellows

Berkman, Clarissa O.; Fankhauser, Jana G.

2010-03-01

358

NNSA Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program Annual Report June 2009 - May 2010  

SciTech Connect

In 2009, the Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) completed its 17th successful year in support of the NNSA’s mission by developing future leaders in nonproliferation and promoting awareness of career opportunities. This annual report to reviews program activities from June 2009 through May 2010 - the fellowship term for the Class of 2009. Contents include: Welcome Letter (Mission Driven: It’s all about results), Introduction, Structure of the NGFP, Program Management Highlights, Annual Lifecycle, Class of 2009 Incoming Fellows, Orientation, Global Support of the Mission, Career Development, Management of the Fellows, Performance Highlights, Closing Ceremony, Where They Are Now, Alumni Highlight - Mission Success: Exceptional Leaders from the NGFP, Class of 2009 Fall Recruitment Activities, Established Partnerships, Face-to-Face, Recruiting Results, Interviews, Hiring and Clearances, Introducing the Class of 2010, Class of 2011 Recruitment Strategy, On the Horizon, Appendix A: Class of 2010 Fellow Biographies

Berkman, Clarissa O.; Fankhauser, Jana G.

2011-04-01

359

Effectiveness of a graduate medical education program for improving medical event reporting attitude and behavior  

PubMed Central

??Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of an educational program for improving medical event reporting attitude and behavior in the ambulatory care setting among graduate medical trainees. Design: One group pre- and post-test study. Setting: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Family Medicine Residency Program. Participants: All family practice residents (n = 30). Intervention: Patient safety educational program implemented through an introductory lecture and 6 monthly conferences, June to December 2002, involving medical events that occurred in the ambulatory care setting. Outcome measures: Medical event reporting attitude and behavior at baseline and at 6 month follow up, and barriers to medical event reporting at the 6 month follow up. Results: Program attendance was significantly correlated with medical event reporting attitude and behavior change (rho = 0.525, p = 0.003). The median change in medical event reporting attitude and behavior was zero and not statistically significant (p = 0.566). Major barriers to medical event reporting were lack of time, extra paper work, and concern about career and personal reputation. Conclusions: Attending the patient safety educational program was key for promoting a positive medical event reporting attitude and behavior change among graduate trainees. Major barriers to medical event reporting were lack of time, extra paper work, and concern about career and personal reputation. Future research will need to focus on reducing these barriers and to evaluate the effectiveness of such a program over longer periods of time, since making a positive change in medical event reporting attitude and behavior must be made at the individual and organizational levels.

Coyle, Y; Mercer, S; Murphy-Cullen, C; Schneider, G; Hynan, L

2005-01-01

360

International and American medical graduates in a U.S. pediatric residency program: A qualitative study about challenges during post-graduate year 1.  

PubMed

Background: In the United States (U.S.), international medical graduates (IMGs) and American medical graduates (AMGs) confront work-related and adjustment challenges during post-graduate year one (PGY-1) of residency. Aim: To understand the challenges that IMGs and AMGs confronted during PGY-1 of a U.S. pediatric residency program from the perspective of the residents themselves. Methods: A purposive sample of PGY-1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 residents participated in three semi-structured focus groups (N?=?18). The data were analyzed inductively using a grounded theory approach to identify and verify emergent themes. Results: IMGs confronted work-related and adjustment challenges during PGY-1 that included practicing medicine in the U.S., communicating with medical supervisors and nursing staff, communicating with patients, and relocating to the U.S. AMGs confronted work-related challenges that included medical decision-making and medical licensing. Conclusion: The work-related and adjustment challenges that IMGs and AMGs confronted during PGY-1 suggest that the culture of residency socializes IMGs and AMGs regarding professional expectations and responsibilities. Increased awareness of this socialization process among residency program directors, and interventions based on concrete recommendations, can help enhance PGY-1 for IMGs and AMGs across the medical specialties. PMID:23758181

Rao, Aarati; Freed, Christopher R; Trimm, Riley F

2013-06-11

361

Determining the impact on the professional learning of graduates of a science and pedagogical content knowledge-based graduate degree program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined the professional learning of participants in a science and pedagogical content knowledge-based graduate degree program, specifically the Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) at Montana State University. The program's blended learning model includes distance learning coursework and laboratory, field and seminar experiences. Three-quarters of the faculty are scientists. The study sought to identify program components that contribute to a graduate course of study that is coherent, has academic rigor, and contributes to educator's professional growth and learning. The study examined the program from three perspectives: recommendations for teachers' professional learning through professional development, components of a quality graduate program, and a framework for distance learning. No large-scale studies on comprehensive models of teacher professional learning leading to change in practice have been conducted in the United States. The literature on teachers' professional learning is small. Beginning with a comprehensive review of the literature, this study sought to identify components of professional learning through professional development for teachers. The MSSE professional learning survey was designed for students and faculty, and 349 students and 24 faculty responded. The student survey explored how course experiences fostered professional learning. Open-ended responses on the student survey provided insight regarding specific program experiences influencing key categories of professional learning. A parallel faculty survey was designed to elicit faculty perspectives on the extent to which their courses fostered science content knowledge and other aspects of professional learning. Case study data and portfolios from MSSE students were used to provide deeper insights into the influential aspects of the program. The study provided evidence of significant professional learning among science teacher participants. This growth occurred in key categories defined in the literature including inquiry, building social capital, critical and responsive learning, valuing learning and building content knowledge. In general, findings from students and faculty were well aligned. Based on respondents' recommendations, the author recommended a stronger emphasis on pedagogical content knowledge, analysis of student work, and strategies for differentiating instruction for diverse learners. Conclusions include a framework and roadmap elements to inform those working to improve graduate education or professional development for science teachers.

Mike, Alyson Mary

362

A Performance-Oriented Electronics Technician Training Program. V. Final Fleet Follow-Up Evaluation of Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An investigation was made of the job proficiency of the graduates of an experimental job-oriented training program for Electronics Technician (X-ET). This program was designed to train lower-aptitude personnel in a relatively shorter time to assume ET duties in the fleet. The fleet performance capabilities of 51 X-ET's and a matched sample of 43…

Van Matre, Nicholas H.; Harrigan, Robert J.

363

Professional School Counseling in the Rocky Mountain Region: Graduation Rates of CACREP vs. Non-CACREP Accredited Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School Counseling in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States was explored with a focus on the production of professional school counselors in the Rocky Mountain region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES). Comparisons of program graduates are made by state and program as well as by accreditation status. State…

Hancock, Mary D.; Boes, Susan R.; Snow, Brent M.; Chibbaro, Julia S.

2010-01-01

364

A Qualitative Analysis of African American Female High School Graduates' Perceptions of Participating in an Asynchronous Credit Recovery Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Asynchronous online credit recovery programs have been implemented in public schools across the United States for a variety of reasons. In this case, African American female students who are deficient in course credits towards high school graduation have taken advantage of this relatively new e-programming mechanism as a means to capture course…

Waters, Eric L.

2010-01-01

365

Tracking Residents Through Multiple Residency Programs: A Different Approach for Measuring Residents' Rates of Continuing Graduate Medical Education in ACGME-Accredited Programs  

PubMed Central

Background Increased focus on the number and type of physicians delivering health care in the United States necessitates a better understanding of changes in graduate medical education (GME). Data collected by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) allow longitudinal tracking of residents, revealing the number and type of residents who continue GME following completion of an initial residency. We examined trends in the percent of graduates pursuing additional clinical education following graduation from ACGME-accredited pipeline specialty programs (specialties leading to initial board certification). Methods Using data collected annually by the ACGME, we tracked residents graduating from ACGME-accredited pipeline specialty programs between academic year (AY) 2002–2003 and AY 2006–2007 and those pursuing additional ACGME-accredited training within 2 years. We examined changes in the number of graduates and the percent of graduates continuing GME by specialty, by type of medical school, and overall. Results The number of pipeline specialty graduates increased by 1171 (5.3%) between AY 2002–2003 and AY 2006–2007. During the same period, the number of graduates pursuing additional GME increased by 1059 (16.7%). The overall rate of continuing GME increased each year, from 28.5% (6331/22229) in AY 2002–2003 to 31.6% (7390/23400) in AY 2006–2007. Rates differed by specialty and for US medical school graduates (26.4% [3896/14752] in AY 2002–2003 to 31.6% [4718/14941] in AY 2006–2007) versus international medical graduates (35.2% [2118/6023] to 33.8% [2246/6647]). Conclusion The number of graduates and the rate of continuing GME increased from AY 2002–2003 to AY 2006–2007. Our findings show a recent increase in the rate of continued training for US medical school graduates compared to international medical graduates. Our results differ from previously reported rates of subspecialization in the literature. Tracking individual residents through residency and fellowship programs provides a better understanding of residents' pathways to practice.

Byrne, Lauren M.; Holt, Kathleen D.; Richter, Thomas; Miller, Rebecca S.; Nasca, Thomas J.

2010-01-01

366

Perceptions of adult education administrators and Chamber of Commerce presidents on workplace competencies, skills, and personal qualities for recent high school graduates in entry level service-oriented occupations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose. This study compared the perceptions of adult education administrators and Chamber of Commerce presidents regarding the importance of workplace competencies, skills, and personal qualities that should be taught in high schools for recent graduates to succeed in entry level service-oriented occupations.^ Methodology. A questionnaire was adapted from the SCANS Report. A total of 25 competencies, 10 skills, and 5

Dennis James Burin

1997-01-01

367

Quantum Computing Graduate Fellowship.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A variety of projects are carried out by 2 graduate students under the Quantum Computing and Graduate Research Fellowship' program. The students are United States citizens, with undergraduate degrees from the California Institute of Technology. The graawa...

I. H. Deutsch C. M. Caves

2005-01-01

368

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OCCUPATIONAL-TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS: ASSESSING STUDENT CAREER GOALS  

Microsoft Academic Search

A traditional way of assessing program effectiveness of academic programs has been by determining the percentage of students who complete programs and receive degrees or some other acknowledgment of completion. This method of assessment is particularly problematic for community colleges because only 4% of students who enroll in occupational-technical certificate programs do so with the intention of earning a certificate.

Elizabeth M. Lohman; Michael R. Dingerson

2005-01-01

369

Product Services Module: An Evaluation Report for the Occupational Exploration Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The evaluation report is one of seven produced for the Occupational Exploration Program (OEP), a series of simulated occupational experiences designed for junior high school students. Describing the pilot testing of the simulation dealing with product services, the report contains sections describing the simulation context, evaluation procedures,…

Altschuld, James W.; And Others

370

Occupational Safety and Health Program Guidelines for Colleges and Universities. An Administrative Resource Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed as an aid for establishing and strengthening occupational safety and health programs on college and university campuses, this administrator guide is divided into four chapters. The first chapter defines and gives background information on the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). In addition, it presents a discussion of what the OSHA…

Godbey, Frank W.; Hatch, Loren L.

371

The Implementation of an Occupational Therapy Program in an Alcohol and Drug Dependency Treatment Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project was designed to help establish occupational therapy a s an appropriate and viable part of an adult alcohol and drug dependency rehabilitation program. Secondarily, its purpose was to meet the need for increased validation of the use of arts and crafts as effective and useful activities in occupational therapy sessions within this setting. Arts and crafts activiy sessions

Melinda K. Stensrud; Rosalie S. Lushbough

1988-01-01

372

Occupational Safety and Health Program Guidelines for Colleges and Universities. An Administrative Resource Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed as an aid for establishing and strengthening occupational safety and health programs on college and university campuses, this administrator guide is divided into four chapters. The first chapter defines and gives background information on the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). In addition, it presents a discussion of what the…

Godbey, Frank W.; Hatch, Loren L.

373

Occupational Therapy Home Program for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: A Randomized, Controlled Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a proposed occupational therapy home program (OTHP) for children with intellectual disabilities (ID). Children with ID were randomly and equally assigned to OTHP or to no OTHP groups. The primary outcome measures were Canadian Occupational Performance, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor…

Wuang, Yee-Pay; Ho, Guang-Sheng; Su, Chwen-Yng

2013-01-01

374

Critical thinking skills and learning styles of first-year students in weekend occupational therapy programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eight college curricula in which all course work for a degree in occupational therapy is scheduled on weekends, have been accredited since 1984. Weekend occupational therapy programs recruit working adult students from diverse backgrounds. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which variability in the critical thinking skills and learning styles of first-year students in these

Cynthia Louise Creighton

1999-01-01

375

Ergonomics and the occupational health nurse. Instituting a workplace program.  

PubMed

The science of ergonomics is fairly new to industry. It encompasses the total physiological and psychological demands of the job on the employee. Through observations and recordkeeping, the occupational health nurse can note trends in range of motion illnesses related to specific job functions and specific employees. Ergonomic approaches are the same as with other hazardous situations: engineering, administrative controls, and employee training. As a member of the occupational safety and health team, the occupational health nurse plays a vital role in preventing mental and physical fatigue and promoting worker health. PMID:2001273

Jackson, L C

1991-03-01

376

Providing Writing Support for Graduate-Level Education: The Master in Social Work Graduate Writing Fellow Pilot Program Report, Stage I  

Microsoft Academic Search

As BSC graduate education has expanded, the educational needs of graduate students have become more clearly defined. Issues of equity are similar to those in undergraduate education that are being addressed by Project Compass. The Social Work Department found that some graduate students from the same identified student groups may not initially possess academic skills appropriate to graduate level education,

Emily Douglas; Barbara Bond; Ann Brunjes; Michelle Cox; Karen Fein; Sabrina Gentlewarrior; Anna Martin-Jearld

2009-01-01

377

Barriers to the Success of Ethnic Minority Students in School Psychology Graduate Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current study examined factors that may serve as barriers to the success of ethnic minority graduate students by assessing the academic, social, and emotional experiences of approximately 87 ethnic minority and 313 ethnic majority school psychology graduate students. Results indicated that ethnic minority graduate students reported…

Clark, Chelsi R.; Mercer, Sterett H.; Zeigler-Hill, Virgil; Dufrene, Brad A.

2012-01-01

378

Issues in quality education and the evaluation of nontraditional graduate programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traditional hallmarks of quality graduate education may be few but they are powerful. Graduate schools are seen by most academics as fixed entities with no viable alternatives. Accreditation associations, while claiming flexibility, often represent these traditional interests. Ultimately, few institutions, including the traditional, view accreditation with enthusiasm. Is accreditation worth the effort for nontraditional graduate institutions? Despite the weaknesses

Donald J. McCarty

1979-01-01

379

The Feasibility and Construct Validity of Graduate and Supervisor Surveys in a Pulmonary Fellowship Training Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility and construct validity of our graduate and employer survey and its potential use in programmatic evaluation.Methods: An identical survey instrument was sent to fellowship graduates from our institution and their employers. We estimated feasibility through determining our survey response rate. Construct validity was assessed by comparing graduate self-ratings and

Lisa K. Moores; Steven J. Durning

2007-01-01

380

CIRC\\/METS: a scholarship program to assist engineering transfer students to graduate and attain a graduate degree  

Microsoft Academic Search

The CIRC\\/METS project - collaborative interdisciplinary research community\\/maricopa engineering transition scholars is an academic scholarship program funded by the National Science Foundation to retain students in engineering degree programs and to create interest in pursuing an advanced degree in engineering. This pilot program targets women and underrepresented students who transferred from community colleges to four-year engineering degree programs to address

Mary R. Anderson-Rowland; Donna M. Zerby; Paul C. Johnson

2004-01-01

381

DPS Listing of Planetary Science Graduate Programs: A Resource for Students and Advisors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Planetary science is a dynamic and diverse discipline that is not a stand alone department at most institutions. Nor is there any one discipline that can said to be the "home" for planetary science. Typically, research scientists earn a PhD in a field such as geology, chemistry, astronomy, physics, etc. while focusing their research in that area to planetary or solar system oriented topics. While this inherent diversity in our field is one of its greatest strengths, it can be a source of great confusion to undergraduates considering our field for advanced study. Because of this, we have attempted to compile a list of the graduate programs which can lead to a PhD with a planetary science focus. The list is meant to be a first-stop shop for undergraduate students and undergraduate advisors where they can find programs, compare them across some very basic informational categories, and follow links to the programs' web sites for further information. While the list is extensive, it is most likely not comprehensive and we will continue to add programs as we find out about them. In addition, we will continue reaching out to programs and admissions chairs to help complete the current entries and keep them up-to-date. We preset here the background work that went into compiling and sorting the list of programs, the data fields recorded for each program, and some notes on future directions. Additionally, we call upon those mentoring and advising undergraduate to use this resource and program admission chairs to review their entry and provide us with the most up-to-date information.

Klassen, David R.; Jackson, B.; Schneider, N.

2013-10-01

382

Occupational Safety and Health: Improvement Needed in OSHA's Monitoring of Federal Agencies' Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We examined the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) monitoring of federal agencies' (1) safety and health programs and (2) implementation of the Hazard Communication Standard. This report reflects our additional work and provides upda...

1992-01-01

383

Prioritized schedule for review of industrial safety and occupational health programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document provides the rationale and criteria for developing a schedule for reviewing the Industrial Safety and Occupational Health programs for the Management and Operating Contractor (MOC) of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The reviews will evaluat...

1996-01-01

384

Program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: FY 1986 program plan  

SciTech Connect

Contents include: occupational lung diseases, musculoskeletal injuries, occupational cancers, severe occupational traumatic injuries, cardiosvascular diseases, disorders of reproduction, neurotoxic disorders, noise-induced loss of hearing, dermatologic conditions, psychologic disorders, assistance requests, administration.

Not Available

1986-02-01

385

An Evaluation with Respect to e-Learning and Economic Analysis of the Graduate Program Offered in Anadolu University's Institute of Educational Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this study, an e-learning platform was formed to enable school teachers and administrators to attend graduate programs in the field of educational administration, supervision, planning and economics. In this framework, for the non-thesis educational administration, supervision, planning and economics graduate programs to be conducted in the…

Bayrak, Coskun; Kesim, Eren

2005-01-01

386

A Synthetic Vitreous Fiber (SVF) Occupational Exposure Database: Implementing the SVF Health and Safety Partnership Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Health and Safety Partnership Program is a voluntary workplace safety program for workers involved in the manufacture, fabrication, installation, and removal of glass wool and mineral wool products. This article describes one element of this Partnership Program, the development of an occupational exposure database that characterizes exposures by fiber type, industry sector, product type, and job description. Approximately 6000

Gary E. Marchant; Michael A. Amen; Christopher H. Bullock; Charles M. Carter; Kathleen A. Johnson; Janis W. Reynolds; Francis R. Connelly; Angus E. Crane

2002-01-01

387

Integrating Clinical Medicine into Biomedical Graduate Education to Promote Translational Research: Strategies from Two New PhD Programs  

PubMed Central

For several decades, a barrier has existed between research and clinical medicine, making it difficult for aspiring scientists to gain exposure to human pathophysiology and access to clinical/translational research mentors during their graduate training. In 2005, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced the Med Into Grad initiative to support graduate programs that integrate clinical knowledge into PhD biomedical training, with the goal of preparing a new cadre of translational researchers to work at the interface of the basic sciences and clinical medicine. Two institutions, Baylor College of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University, developed new PhD programs in translational biology and/or molecular medicine. These programs teach the topics and skills that today’s translational researchers must learn as well as expose students to clinical medicine. In this article, the authors compare and contrast the history, implementation, and evaluation of the Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine program at Baylor College of Medicine and the Molecular Medicine program at the Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University. The authors also demonstrate the feasibility of creating a multidisciplinary graduate program in molecular medicine that integrates pathophysiology and clinical medicine without extending training time. They conclude with a discussion of the similarities in training approaches that exist despite the fact that each program was independently developed and offer observations that emerged during their collaboration that may benefit others who are considering developing similar programs.

Smith, Carolyn L.; Jarrett, Marcia; Bierer, S. Beth

2012-01-01

388

Appendix: Marketing and Student Recruitment Practices for Master's-Level Graduate Programs, 2012. Trends in Enrollment Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the appendix to "Marketing and Student Recruitment Practices for Master's-Level Graduate Programs, 2012" report. Included in this appendix are: (1) Ratings of the primary practices measured in this study, displayed by institution type; (2) The practice of purchasing prospective student names and addresses; (3) Ratings of…

Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2012

2012-01-01

389

The Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program of the American University of Beirut: An ESD Initiative in the Arab World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The American University of Beirut's Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program was launched in 1997 as a means of addressing salient issues on the environment and development in Lebanon and the Arab World using an interdisciplinary approach. The programme adopts a student-centred learning approach and aims to develop critical and…

Zurayk, Rami; El-Fadel, Mutasem; Nuwayhid, Iman

2010-01-01

390

The Influence of a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program on Student Perceptions and Desire to Attend Graduate School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Undergraduate research opportunities are valued by university faculty and administrators in part because of the belief that they are useful for attracting students to graduate school. Other perceived benefits are that these programs improve students' engagement in their respective disciplines, enhance students' understanding of theory by…

Willis, David A.; Krueger, Paul S.; Kendrick, Alice

2013-01-01

391

Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Program: Center of Automotive Technology Excellence in Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Technology at West Virginia University  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the technical and educational achievements of the Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center at West Virginia University (WVU), which was created to emphasize Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Technology. The Center has supported the graduate studies of 17 students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. These students have addressed topics such as hybrid modeling, construction of a hybrid sport utility vehicle (in conjunction with the FutureTruck program), a MEMS-based sensor, on-board data acquisition for hybrid design optimization, linear engine design and engine emissions. Courses have been developed in Hybrid Vehicle Design, Mobile Source Powerplants, Advanced Vehicle Propulsion, Power Electronics for Automotive Applications and Sensors for Automotive Applications, and have been responsible for 396 hours of graduate student coursework. The GATE program also enhanced the WVU participation in the U.S. Department of Energy Student Design Competitions, in particular FutureTruck and Challenge X. The GATE support for hybrid vehicle technology enhanced understanding of hybrid vehicle design and testing at WVU and encouraged the development of a research agenda in heavy-duty hybrid vehicles. As a result, WVU has now completed three programs in hybrid transit bus emissions characterization, and WVU faculty are leading the Transportation Research Board effort to define life cycle costs for hybrid transit buses. Research and enrollment records show that approximately 100 graduate students have benefited substantially from the hybrid vehicle GATE program at WVU.

Nigle N. Clark

2006-12-31

392

Tokyo Tech graduate program allied with Thailand: TAIST (Thailand Advance Institute of Science and Technology) — Tokyo Tech  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tokyo Institute of Technology has been active in academic collaboration with Asian countries, and we opened our overseas offices in Bangkok, Manila, and Beijing, in 2002, 2005, and 2006, respectively. International distance education has also been conducted since 2002. Backed up with those experiences, in 2007 we started a new graduate program allied with National Science and Technology Development Agency

A. Nishihara

2010-01-01

393

Going on to Graduate or Professional School: Sources of Financial Aid and Educational Programs for Native Americans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The booklet provides brief information on about 250 sources of financial aid and educational programs for Native Americans wanting to enter graduate or professional level study. Most of those listed have been selected because they are earmarked for minority group students as a general group or Native Americans specifically. Section I contains…

McKusick, John A., Ed.

394

The Impact of a University-Based School Science Outreach Program on Graduate Student Participants' Career Paths and Professional Socialization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on professional socialization theory, this study examined how immersive experiences as science outreach educators in K-12 schools influenced the career paths and professional identities of science and engineering graduate students. Semi-structured interviews with 24 outreach program alumni revealed that school outreach experiences provided…

Laursen, Sandra L.; Thiry, Heather; Liston, Carrie S.

2012-01-01

395

The Effects of Performance Budgeting and Funding Programs on Graduation Rate in Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted to determine whether states with performance budgeting and funding (PBF) programs had improved institutional performance of higher education over the five years (1997 through 2001) considered in this study. First Time in College (FTIC) graduation rate was used as the measure of institutional performance. In this study, the…

Shin, Jung-cheol; Milton, Sande

2004-01-01

396

Utah State University: Cross-Discipline Training through the Graduate Studies Program in Auditory Learning & Spoken Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since 1946, Utah State University (USU) has offered specialized coursework in audiology and speech-language pathology, awarding the first graduate degrees in 1948. In 1965, the teacher training program in deaf education was launched. Over the years, the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education (COMD-DE) has developed a rich…

Houston, K. Todd

2010-01-01

397

Program Description: A National Program of the Association of American Colleges and Universities & the Council of Graduate Schools. Preparing Future Faculty.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides an overview of the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program, initiated in 1994 to bring together clusters of colleges and universities in planning programs that introduce graduate students to faculty life in a variety of campus environments. PFF is especially designed to bring together research universities and the nearby…

Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

398

Member Perceptions of Informal Science Institution Graduate Certificate Program: Case Study of a Community of Practice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research attempted to understand the experiences of a cohort of informal and formal science educators and informal science institution (ISI) community representatives during and after completion of a pilot graduate certificate program. Informal science educators (ISEs) find limited opportunities for professional development and support which influence their contributions to America's science literacy and school science education. This emergent design nested case study described how an innovative program provided professional development and enabled growth in participants' abilities to contribute to science literacy. Data were collected through interviews, participant observations, and class artifacts. The program by design and constituency was the overarching entity that accounted for members' experiences. Three principal aspects of the ISI certificate program and cohort which influenced perceptions and reported positive outcomes were (1) the cohort's composition and their collaborative activities which established a vigorous community of practice and fostered community building, mentoring, and networking, (2) long term program design and implementation which promoted experiential learning in a generative classroom, and (3) ability of some members who were able to be independent or autonomous learners to embrace science education reform strategies for greater self-efficacy and career advancement. This research extends the limited literature base for professional development of informal science educators and may benefit informal science institutions, informal and formal science educators, science education reform efforts, and public education and science-technology-society understanding. The study may raise awareness of the need to establish more professional development opportunities for ISEs and to fund professional development. Further, recognizing and appreciating informal science educators as a diverse committed community of professionals who positively influence science education for everyone is essential.

Ball, Lois A.

399

Developing Occupational Programs. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 58.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The essays in this collection attempt to provide a conceptual framework for the process of occupational curriculum development. The collection includes: (1) "Federal Government Involvement in Technical Curriculum Development," by John G. Nealon; (2) "The Challenge of Curriculum Development: From Idea to Reality," by Judith F. Raulf and Marilyn C.…

Doty, Charles R., Ed.

1987-01-01

400

The Impact of Diabetes Concentration Programs on Pharmacy Graduates' Provision of Diabetes Care Services  

PubMed Central

Objective. To determine practice outcomes associated with doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) graduates from 2 universities who completed a diabetes-concentration. Methods. An online survey instrument was sent to 93 PharmD graduates who completed a concentration in diabetes and 94 control graduates to determine their knowledge of and skills in providing diabetes care and how frequently they provided diabetes care services. Results. Ninety-seven graduates (52%) responded. Significantly more graduates with a diabetes concentration rated their ability to instruct patients on insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, foot care, and insulin dose adjustment as good or excellent compared to a control group of graduates. Graduates with a diabetes concentration also rated their ability to perform blood glucose monitoring and foot examinations higher than graduates without a diabetes concentration (P < 0.05). Conclusion. Completing a diabetes concentration increased graduates' knowledge of diabetes and confidence in their ability to provide care but did not appear to alter their practice patterns significantly. Further study is needed to determine whether other barriers to pharmacists providing diabetes care exist in practice settings.

Chesnut, Renae; Soule Odegard, Peggy; Dye, Joseph T.; Jia, Haomiao; Felice Johnson, June

2011-01-01

401

New Occupations Demonstration Project - New Health Occupation Program. Outline of Training Curriculum for Social Health Technicians.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this program was to: (1) work in cooperation with the Gouverneur Health Services Program of Beth Israel Medical Center in an effort to restructure the Center's health services delivery system by establishing a new entry level subprofessiona...

1967-01-01

402

A Pilot Investigation of the Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) for First Episode Psychosis  

PubMed Central

The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) is a new individual cognitive-behavioral therapy program designed to facilitate functional recovery in people who have experienced an initial episode of psychosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and tolerability of the GRIP intervention, and to compare the effectiveness of GRIP versus treatment as usual (TAU) for improving specific clinical and psychosocial outcomes. Forty-six individuals with first episode psychosis were randomized to GRIP + TAU or TAU alone. Primary outcomes focused on social and role functioning, and quality of life. Secondary outcomes included psychotic symptoms, depression, substance use, social support, attitudes toward medications, well-being, and hospitalizations. The results indicate that GRIP was well-tolerated, as evidenced by good attendance and low drop-out rates, and well-received (based on positive feedback from participants). Although the majority of mixed-model analyses were not statistically significant, examination of within-group changes and effect sizes suggest an advantage for GRIP over TAU in improving functional outcomes. These advantages and the fact that the GRIP intervention demonstrated feasibility and tolerability suggest that this intervention is worthy of further investigation.

Penn, David L.; Uzenoff, Sarah R.; Perkins, Diana; Mueser, Kim T.; Hamer, Robert; Waldheter, Evan; Saade, Sylvia; Cook, Liz

2010-01-01

403

Graduated driver licensing program component calibrations and their association with fatal crash involvement.  

PubMed

Graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs are specialized licensing systems for beginner drivers adopted in all U.S. states, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. GDL programs reduce novice drivers' exposure to high-risk driving situations while they gain driving experience. Several studies document the success of GDL programs overall in reducing young teen crash rates. However, little is known about which specific components of these programs (e.g., nighttime driving restrictions) and which calibrations of these components (e.g., 10 PM, 11 PM, 12 AM, or 1 AM), are associated with the largest crash reductions. The goal of this study was to identify the GDL component calibrations associated with the largest reductions in fatal crash involvements for 16-17-year-olds. Driver fatal crash involvements for all U.S. states from 1986 to 2007 were analyzed using Poisson regression models to estimate the association of various GDL component calibrations with 16- and 17-year-old driver fatal crash incidence, after adjusting for potential confounders. We found clear evidence that (a) a minimum learner permit holding period of 9-12 months and (b) a passenger restriction allowing only one teen passenger for 6 months or longer are the calibrations for the learner permit holding period and passenger restriction components associated with the largest reductions in 16-17-year-old driver fatal crash involvements. Additionally, the data suggest that (a) disallowing learner driving until age 16, (b) disallowing intermediate licensure until age 16˝ to 17, and (c) a nighttime driving restriction starting at 10 PM or earlier are the calibrations for these components associated with the largest reductions in 16-year-old driver fatal crashes. There was no clear evidence to support particular calibrations for supervised driving hours or unrestricted license ages. PMID:23672925

Masten, Scott V; Foss, Robert D; Marshall, Stephen W

2013-04-23

404

Practical Arts Curriculum. Grades 8 and 9. Business Education, Personal and Public Services, Technical/Occupational. Integrated Occupational Program. Teacher Resource Manual. Interim.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's manual is designed to serve as a practical planning and instructional tool to assist teachers in implementing each of the three components of the Integrated Occupational Program in Practical Arts, Grades 8 and 9, in Alberta (business education, personal and public services, and technical occupations). Information on using the manual…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

405

New graduate nurse residency program: a cost-benefit analysis based on turnover and contract labor usage.  

PubMed

A cost-benefit analysis was conducted to assess the economic outcomes of a new graduate registered nurse (NGRN) residency program utilizing turnover rate and contract labor usage data from a multi-site health care corporation. Secondary data analysis of NGRNs (n=524) was conducted including descriptive and step-wise regression analyses. Findings indicated a new graduate residency program was associated with a decrease in the 12-month turnover rate from 36.08% to 6.41% (p<0.05) and reduction in contract labor usage from $19,099 to $5,490 per average daily census (p<0.05). These cost-benefit analyses suggest net savings between $10 and $50 per patient day when compared to traditional methods of orientation. A NGRN residency program offers a cost-effective innovative approach and should be valued as an investment as opposed to an expense. PMID:22970551

Trepanier, Sylvain; Early, Sean; Ulrich, Beth; Cherry, Barbara

406

Career Decisions of Senior Athletic Training Students and Recent Graduates of Accredited Athletic Training Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Context: Athletic training students and graduates are faced with many factors that direct them into or away from the athletic training profession as a final career choice. Objective: The purpose of the study was to determine the career decisions made by athletic training students following graduation from an accredited professional athletic…

Neibert, Peter; Huot, Christopher; Sexton, Patrick

2010-01-01

407

GMAT Scores and Undergraduate GPAs as Predictors of Performance in Graduate Business Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a sample of MBA students at a small midwestern university, we employed ANOVA and split-sample regression techniques to determine whether GMAT scores and undergraduate GPAs were better predictors of graduate performance for some groups of students than for others, and, in particular, to determine whether these measures were adequate predictors of low graduate performance. Results generally indicated that, although

Robert E. Wright; John C. Palmer

1994-01-01

408

Contemporary Management and Operations Research Graduate Programs: A Review, Recommendations, and Integration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Criticisms of graduate management education have led to changes in the balance between business and academic standards, strategic leadership, curriculum, faculty performance incentives, graduate proficiencies, and relations with the business community. Operations management/management sciences have similarly changed in terms of curricular…

Petrick, Joseph A.; Polak, George G.; Scherer, Robert F.; Munoz, Carmen Gloria

2001-01-01

409

Challenges in Addressing Graduate Student Impairment in Academic Professional Psychology Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the prevalence of emotional and psychological problems among professional psychologists, a primary concern to the field is impairment, or problems of professional competence. Graduate students, in particular, are an especially vulnerable subpopulation of mental health care professionals. Despite graduate students' heightened risk of impairment, relatively little attention has been paid in the literature to the handling of impairment in

Rebecca A. Schwartz-Mette

2009-01-01

410

The Writing Activities of Two-Year College Graduates: Implications for Writing Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting that two-year college students view writing instruction with suspicion because they do not perceive a tangible link between developing writing skills and their post-graduate activities, a survey was conducted to distinguish between the functions and forms of graduates' writing and to explore writing performed in contexts other than work.…

Cosgrove, Cornelius

411

Educational Research--Past, Present, and Future as Viewed by Graduates of an Educational Research Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The objectives of this study were to determine the adequacy of the preparation of Educational Research graduates from the University of Alabama, assess their employment history, and solicit opinions concerning the present and future status of Educational Research. A survey instrument mailed to graduates (Ed.S. and Ph.D) from 1973 to the present…

Jarrell, Michele G.; And Others

412

A Professional Development Program for Graduate Instructors in Communication and Composition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Rather than being trained and supervised, graduate teaching assistants in rhetoric and speech should be taught and advised. Teaching assistants, or graduate instructors, should be considered colleagues, not merely cheap labor to teach courses the rest of the faculty does not want to teach. The first step in establishing an effective teaching and…

Trank, Douglas M.

413

Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology. 1992/1993 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide is designed to help the prospective clinical psychology graduate student go through the application and selection process necessary for acceptance. Chapter 1 describes the two predominant training models in clinical psychology and alternatives to the discipline itself. Chapter 2 covers the essential preparation needed to enter graduate

Sayette, Michael A.; And Others

414

Criminal Justice Graduate Programs at the Beginning of the 21st CenturyA Curriculum Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The needs of students seeking graduate degrees in criminal justice have shifted significantly over the past few decades, and this shift has been in conjunction with the changes to the field of criminology and criminal justice. Indeed, criminal justice graduate students today must not only master criminological theory, research, and administrative policy but also need computer and writing skills, as

Brion Sever; Gregory Coram; Gwen Meltzer

2008-01-01

415

The Relationship of Junior College Programs to the Employment Experiences of Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the kind of employment taken by male junior college graduates and related it to their college training, whether regular lower division (transfer) or vocational (terminal). A questionnaire was sent to 369 alumni of three California junior colleges three years after graduation; 276 of them responded. A year later, 28 of those who…

Matteson, Richard Vance

416

White Students' Perceptions of Affirmative Action in Graduate Admission: Directions for Programming and College Personnel Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While the role and importance of affirmative action continues to be debated, researchers have found that individuals evaluate affirmative action policies differently. However, few studies have examined how prospective graduate students view affirmative action policies in graduate school admission. This study attempts to uncover prospective…

Zamboanga, Byron L.; Covell, Christmas N.; Kepple, Sarah J.; Soto, Richard D.; Parker, Keith D.

2002-01-01

417

Electrical Occupations Career Guidance Guide. Develop and Implement Model Electrical Cluster Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide deals with the development and implementation of a teacher-centered team-approach program for providing career guidance to students in electrical occupations courses. The first part of the guide examines various goals of a career guidance program for students in electrical and electronics courses, including helping middle school…

Portland Public Schools, OR.

418

Integrated Occupational Program. Information Manual for Administrators, Counsellors, and Teachers. Interim--1989.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is designed to help school staff implement the Integrated Occupational Program (IOP) in grades 8-12 in Alberta, Canada. The IOP serves students who have experienced prolonged difficulty with regular elementary and secondary programs. It is intended to help them become responsible members of society, develop entry-level vocational…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

419

BASELINE OCCUPATIONAL STRESS LEVELS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO A TWO DAY STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

The benefits of work site stress management programs for a symptomatic employee populations remain to be established. The present study evaluated the physiological changes of a yoga based stress management program for 26 a symptomatic, male, middle managers. The Occupational Stress index (OSI) and autonomic parameters were measured. Data of subjects with OSI greater or less than the median ware

R. P. Vempati; Shirley Telles

420

Training Students in an Occupational Training Program to Self-Regulate Reading Comprehension.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A pilot study assessed the effects of training in self-awareness and self-regulation on the reading comprehension of students in a postsecondary occupational training program. Subjects, 11 students enrolled in a community college technical training program in welding, were given training sessions that provided practice in metacognitive methods…

Rush, R. Timothy; Milburn, James L.

421

Administrative Handbook for Cooperative Occupational Education Programs in Missouri.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is a complete guide for developing and administering cooperative vocational education programs in Missouri. The 11 sections of the handbook provide information in the following areas: (1) overview of the cooperative education program; (2) role of the teacher-coordinator; (3) program development; (4) the instructional program; (5)…

Smith, Clifton L.

422

45 CFR 1801.30 - Continuation into graduate study.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Graduate Study § 1801.30 Continuation into graduate study. (a) Only Scholars who...approved program of graduate study. (b) The Foundation does not conduct a competition for graduate scholarships...

2010-10-01

423

45 CFR 1801.30 - Continuation into graduate study.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Graduate Study § 1801.30 Continuation into graduate study. (a) Only Scholars who...approved program of graduate study. (b) The Foundation does not conduct a competition for graduate scholarships...

2009-10-01

424

A Follow-up Study of the One Hundred and Eleven Graduates -- Class of 1968 of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|After one year, a folloup study was made of graduates of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program; it supplemented teacher and student evaluations and a followup study made the year before of the first year graduates. The questionnaire used was about the same as the one used the year before (1967). It was found that age,…

Gran, James R.

425

The MyHealthCheckup study: Training graduate students to implement cardiovascular risk screening programs in community pharmacies.  

PubMed

Background: Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Despite this fact and the development of effective antihypertensive drug therapy, hypertension is often poorly controlled. Community pharmacies are an ideal site for the management of hypertension and other modifiable cardiovascular risk factors. The purpose of the current study was to develop and assess a pharmacy-based cardiovascular risk screening program implemented by graduate students. Methods: Four graduate students trained as health coaches screened a convenience sample of adults who were interested in cardiovascular risk assessment in 21 Montreal area pharmacies. On the screening day, we assessed cardiovascular risk factors, including blood pressure, used the Cardiovascular Life Expectancy Model, which includes cardiovascular age, to inform patients of their personalized risk profile, delivered an individualized health coaching intervention and conducted a participant satisfaction survey. This was followed by an individualized health coaching intervention. The intervention program was implemented by trained graduate students and supported by pharmacists. Results: Among the 238 patients who participated (57% female, mean age 60.6 years), 67% had a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 kg/m(2), 52% had abdominal obesity, 58% reported insufficient physical activity and 14% were smokers. A total of 120 patients (51%) were taking antihypertensive medication, yet 63 (53%) had blood pressure readings above currently accepted targets. Higher BMI and physical inactivity were associated with increased rates of poorly controlled hypertension. Conclusion: The screening program identified individuals with modifiable cardiovascular risk factors and poorly controlled hypertension. The intervention program was well received by participants and the majority provided contact information for future cardiovascular screening clinics. These findings support the feasibility of screening programs run by graduate students in the pharmacy setting. PMID:23509588

Banack, Hailey R; Grover, Samuel; Kaouche, Mohammed; Marchand, Sylvie; Lowensteyn, Ilka

2012-11-01

426

Is there a case for tailoring graduate programs for nurses who have previously practiced as Enrolled Nurses?  

PubMed

The nursing workforce in Australia, the UK and New Zealand has traditionally comprised two levels of nurse - the Registered Nurse (RN) and the Enrolled Nurse (EN). There is a significant difference in the role and scope of practice between the two levels. This difference is clearly reflected in the education required which, in Australia, is delivered the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector for ENs and in the tertiary education sector for RNs. In an attempt to redress worldwide shortage of RNs, conversion programs have been developed for ENs to upgrade to the RN qualification. In Australia a variety of such courses are on offer, yet these are not without their critics. There have been issues identified as to the appropriateness of credit awarded by universities for recognised prior learning as well as concerns raised regarding the difficult transfer of knowledge between the VET sector and the tertiary education system. This paper presents a review of published research exploring the development and implementation of EN conversion programs. While ENs have been identified as having 'specific' needs during their first year as Registered Nurses these 'specific' needs have not been articulated. Moreover, there is no evidence to suggest health care organisations address these needs in graduate programs. This paper therefore has highlighted a need to identify what the 'specific' needs are and then to develop a graduate program tailored specifically for the RN graduate who previously practiced as an EN. PMID:19640617

Cubit, Katrina A; Leeson, Bradley G

2009-07-28

427

Development of a surveillance program for occupational pesticide poisoning: lessons learned and future directions.  

PubMed Central

The authors describe the growth from 1987 through 1996 of the Occupational Pesticide Poisoning Surveillance Program at the Texas Department of Health. The program was initially based on a Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) model, using sentinel providers to report cases, supplementing the passive reporting by physicians that was required by law. The model was evaluated after five years, and significant changes were implemented to improve case ascertainment. Current active surveillance methods emphasize collaboration with a number of agencies and organizations for identification of cases and follow-up. The number of confirmed occupational cases increased from 9 workers in 1987 to 99 workers in 1996. The evolution from a passive system to an active surveillance program expanded the number of reported cases and strengthened inter-agency collaborations.

Schnitzer, P G; Shannon, J

1999-01-01

428

Adolescent Parent Resource Guide. An Instructional Resource for the Graduation Reality and Dual-Role Skills Program and Other Programs Serving Pregnant and Parenting Teens.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This resource guide is designed to help teachers assist pregnant and parenting teens, such as those enrolled in Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills (GRADS) programs, in achieving the competencies outlined in the GRADS Ohio Competency Analysis Profile. Introductory materials include information on use of the guide and resource material on…

Enright, Sharon; Boggs, Heather

429

Health Occupations Education. Vocational Education Program Courses Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains vocational education program courses standards for exploratory courses, practical arts courses, and job preparatory programs offered at the secondary or postsecondary level. Each program standard is composed of two parts: a curriculum framework and student performance standards. The curriculum framework includes four major…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.

430

UMTRA Project Office Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Program Plan. Final draft  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document establishes the Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health (FEOSH) Program for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project Office. This program will ensure compliance with the applicable requirements of DOE Order 3790.1 B and DOE Albuquerque Operations Office (AL) Order 3790.1A. FEOSH Program responsibilities delegated by the DOE-AL to the UMTRA Project

Young

1994-01-01

431

The interfaculty graduate environmental sciences program of the American University of Beirut: an ESD initiative in the Arab World  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American University of Beirut’s Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program was launched in 1997 as a means of\\u000a addressing salient issues on the environment and development in Lebanon and the Arab World using an interdisciplinary approach.\\u000a The programme adopts a student-centred learning approach and aims to develop critical and systems thinking skills to produce\\u000a socially and environmentally conscious leaders and

Rami Zurayk; Mutasem El-Fadel; Iman Nuwayhid

2010-01-01

432

The UW Center for Photonics Instrumentation Education and Research (PIER): An Inquiry-Centered Graduate Training Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Experimental and/or applied optics is an indispensable part of many research enterprises in a wide range of disciplines, from astronomy to biology, mechanical engineering to medicine, chemistry to atmospheric science, etc. Many researchers have limited background in optics, making it difficult to train their graduate students comprehensively enough so that they in turn can be effective principal investigators in their own optics-based research activities. Even with a mentor who is an expert optical scientist, the traditional apprenticeship training model prevalent in many optics research programs leaves the students with the knowledge needed to execute the aims of their project but insufficient breadth and depth. The emerging University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Photonics Instrumentation Education and Research (PIER) seeks to address these problems by providing a comprehensive multidisciplinary training program for graduate students whose interests and research incorporate advanced optical science and engineering. In addition to coursework, which will comprise the Ph.D. minor, PIER will have an inquiry-based instrument lab to ensure students have an applied knowledge of optics. The heart of the program, this lab will allow teams of early-career graduate students to experience the entire arc of an optics research project, from design to evaluation, to building and testing, and finally application. The projects will be short in duration but focused real-world optical experiments which can be completed by a team at the end of the third year of graduate school, in addition to the usual coursework and beginning Ph.D. research in each student's home program.

Sheinis, A. I.; Hooper, E. J.; Eliceiri, K. W.

2010-12-01

433

Testing for Bias against Female Test Takers of the Graduate Management Admissions Test and Potential Impact on Admissions to Graduate Programs in Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores and grade point average in graduate core courses were compared for 190 male and 144 female business administration students. No significant differences in course performance were found, but males had been admitted with significantly higher GMAT scores, suggesting a bias against women. (Contains 27…

Wright, Robert E.; Bachrach, Daniel G.

2003-01-01

434

Factors Related to Returning to Work Following a Work-Oriented Occupational Therapy Program for Individuals with Physical Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine factors related to return to work following the completion of a Work-Oriented Occupational Therapy Program (WOOTP). This program is conducted at the Department of Occupational Therapy, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. One hundred and twelve subjects were discharged from WOOTP between November 1, 1995 and May 31, 1997.

Yuh Jang; Wenshu Li; Mann-Tsong Hwang; Wan-Ying Chang

1998-01-01

435

Occupational Desegregation in CETA Programs: The Record for Female and Male Hispanic, White, and Black Participants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The occupational distributions in the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs and the wage implications of these for men and women of different racial and ethnic origins were examined. Data came from two projects on CETA, both using Continuous Longitudinal Manpower Survey data. One assessed the nature and equity of men's and…

Waite, Linda J.; Berryman, Sue E.

436

Proposed Occupational Exploration Program for Cady School--Long Lane, Middletown, Connecticut.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Long Lane School is a coeducational, residential treatment facility for juvenile delinquents in Middletown, Connecticut. The Proposed Occupational Exploration Program described in this document is intended to provide the dual function of career exploration for the approximately 425 residents of Long Lane and a means for integrating the academic…

Williams, Michael J.

437

Sustainability of the Dissemination of an Occupational Sun Protection Program in a Randomized Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sustainability of an occupational sun safety program, Go Sun Smart (GSS), was explored in a randomized trial, testing dissemination strategies at 68 U.S. and Canadian ski areas in 2004-2007. All ski areas received GSS from the National Ski Areas Association through a Basic Dissemination Strategy (BDS) using conference presentations and free…

Buller, David B.; Walkosz, Barbara J.; Andersen, Peter A.; Scott, Michael D.; Dignan, Mark B.; Cutter, Gary R.; Zhang, Xiao; Kane, Ilima L.

2012-01-01

438

The Relationship of Supervised Occupational Experience Program Scope to Student Achievement in Livestock Production.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study found that supervised occupational experience program scope, when measured by Productive Man Work Units, was not related to student achievement in livestock production, when achievement was measured by a multiple-choice test of technical knowledge in livestock production administered to 67 high school students in Florida. (JOW)|

Tylke, Roberta J.; Arrington, Larry R.

1988-01-01

439

Post-Secondary Developmental Studies Programs for Occupational Students: A Follow-up Study. Research Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The basic objective of this third research phase was to verify and further delineate factors that are constant and valid contributors to the success of postsecondary occupational students enrolled in developmental programs. Follow-up research on a longitudinal basis was conducted on nontraditional students at six New York colleges. Of…

State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.

440

Effectiveness of health promotion programs to increase motor vehicle occupant restraint use among young children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To review the effectiveness of nonlegislative community and clinical programs to increase the rate of child motor vehicle occupant restraint use among children under the age of 5 years.Method: This was a systematic review of the world’s published literature. The Cochrane Collaboration protocol was used to conduct the literature search. The following databases were searched for literature on this

David C. Grossman; Cezanne C. Garcia

1999-01-01

441

The Occupational Versatility Program: Student-Directed Learning in Industrial Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Occupational Versatility program in industrial arts, involving a self-instructional school shop in which the learning system is student-managed, nongraded, upgraded, and team taught. This federally funded learning method has also been successfully applied to home economics and art education. Information sources for the teacher are…

Lavender, John

1978-01-01

442

Occupational Programs for the Restaurant/Hotel Business  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the development of a Hotel and Restaurant Management Program, designed to provide career training, develop educational opportunities, and provide a forum through which the continuing education needs of the local hospitality industry could be assessed and evaluated. (TP)|

Hoenninger, Ronald W.; Riegel, Carl D.

1978-01-01

443

Interprofessional clinical education for occupational therapy and psychology students: a social skills training program for children with autism spectrum disorders.  

PubMed

An interprofessional clinical learning experience was developed for pre-licensure occupational therapy (OT) and psychology graduate students. Students worked in interprofessional teams to plan and implement a social skills training program for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The objectives were to provide a hands-on, student-led clinical experience; facilitate interprofessional collaborative learning through leadership partnerships and teach children with ASD to engage in appropriate social skill behaviors. Concurrently, faculty performed qualitative research to explore how the students worked together to provide intervention to the children. Data were collected via interview, direct observation of student planning sessions and student interprofessional interactions, and collection of posts from an online social network site used for session planning. There were six student participants and two faculty participants. Four themes emerged: learning who I am as a professional, learning to appreciate our professional differences, learning to communicate with each other and figuring it out, for the benefit of the kids. This interprofessional clinical learning experience and research helps ensure that students are adequately prepared to represent their profession as part of a diverse interprofessional health care team. PMID:22233368

Howell, Dana M; Wittman, Peggy; Bundy, Myra Beth

2012-01-01

444

A Plan for the Establishment of an Effective Occupational Safety and Health Program for Municipal and Local Governments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The plan attempts to provide for the development of an effective occupational safety and health program for employees of municipal and local governments in the State of Alabama. Two variations of safety organizations and programs are suggested for municip...

D. B. Webster L. B. Trucks J. C. Fortenberry

1976-01-01

445

The Effectiveness of Community-Based Occupational Therapy Education and Functional Training Programs for Older Adults: A Critical Literature Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Results of a literature review describing the provision of education and occupational therapy training programs for older adults indicate that programs are effective in three areas: prevention of functional decline and falls, stroke, and rheumatoid arthritis. (Contains 37 references.) (JOW)|

Wilkins, Seanne; Jung, Bonny; Wishart, Laurie; Edwards, Mary; Norton, Shelley Gamble

2003-01-01

446

Graduate Engineering Research Participation in Aeronautics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Aeronautics Graduate Research Program commenced in 1971, with the primary goal of engaging students who qualified for regular admission to the Graduate School of Engineering at Old Dominion University in a graduate engineering research and study progr...

A. S. Roberts

1986-01-01

447

Graduate Study in Psychology, 2013 Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Graduate Study in Psychology" is the best source of information related to graduate programs in psychology and provides information related to approximately 600 graduate programs in psychology in the U.S. and Canada. "Graduate Study in Psychology" contains information about: (1) number of applications received by a program; (2) number of…

APA Books, 2012

2012-01-01

448

Graduate Follow-up Survey, 1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A follow-up study was conducted to gather data on the employment and earnings of the 1993 graduates of Guam Community College's various programs. A total of 464 graduates were surveyed, including the following: 114 of the college's 189 secondary education program graduates; all 26 apprenticeship program graduates; 36 associate of science degree…

Reyes, Margaret E.

449

Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in the UK: An Analysis of Graduate Occupation Choice from the 1960s to the 1990s  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the market for teachers in the UK from 1960 to 2002 using six graduate cohort data-sets. We find that, while there is no strong evidence that teachers are underpaid, the relative wages in teaching compared with alternative professions have a significant impact on the likelihood of graduates choosing to teach. This wage effect is strongest at times

ARNAUD CHEVALIER; PETER DOLTON; STEVEN McINTOSH

2007-01-01

450

Competency-Based Occupational Programs: Identification, Structuring, and Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication presents results of the third phase of a Pensacola Junior College project to develop certain vocational programs as competency-based education. A brief narrative discusses the entire project--especially phase 3, which involved identification and definition of those competencies expected by an employer using input from an advisory…

Pensacola Junior Coll., FL.

451

Professional women in computer programming occupations: the case of Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the professional women, who work in high status jobs, such as system analysts and computer programming, in Turkey. It aims to explain their high share in the sector and the various coping strategies employed by the women as a response to the demands of their work. The findings of the research illustrate that these women appear

Yildiz Ecevit; Ayse Gündüz-Hosgör; Ceylan Tokluoglu

2003-01-01

452

Performance Outcomes and Performance Standards for Selected Occupational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Curricula, degree requirements, learning activities, and performance objectives are detailed for vocational programs in graphic arts, hotel and restaurant management, motorcycle repair, and registered nursing (RN) and practical nursing (PN) at Pensacola Junior College (PJC). Following background material describing a long-term project at PJC to…

Walker, Noojin, Ed.

453

Manualization of Occupational Therapy Interventions: Illustrations from the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Research Program  

PubMed Central

The manualization of a complex occupational therapy intervention is a crucial step in ensuring treatment fidelity for both clinical application and research purposes. Towards this latter end, intervention manuals are essential for assuring trustworthiness and replicability of randomized controlled trials (RCT’s) that aim to provide evidence of the effectiveness of occupational therapy. In this paper, literature on the process of intervention manualization is reviewed. The prescribed steps are then illustrated through our experience in implementing the University of Southern California/Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center’s collaborative Pressure Ulcer Prevention Project (PUPP). In this research program, qualitative research provided the initial foundation for manualization of a multifaceted occupational therapy intervention designed to reduce incidence of medically serious pressure ulcers in people with SCI.

Blanche, Erna Imperatore; Fogelberg, Donald; Diaz, Jesus; Carlson, Mike; Clark, Florence

2011-01-01

454

Manualization of occupational therapy interventions: illustrations from the pressure ulcer prevention research program.  

PubMed

The manualization of a complex occupational therapy intervention is a crucial step in ensuring treatment fidelity for both clinical application and research purposes. Toward the latter end, intervention manuals are essential for ensuring trustworthiness and replicability of randomized controlled trials that aim to provide evidence of the effectiveness of occupational therapy. In this article, we review the literature on the process of intervention manualization. We then illustrate the prescribed steps through our experience in implementing the University of Southern California/Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center's collaborative Pressure Ulcer Prevention Project. In this research program, qualitative research provided the initial foundation for manualization of a multifaceted occupational therapy intervention designed to reduce the incidence of medically serious pressure ulcers in adults with spinal cord injury. PMID:22214116

Blanche, Erna Imperatore; Fogelberg, Donald; Diaz, Jesus; Carlson, Mike; Clark, Florence

455

Graduation and Withdrawal from RN Programs. A Report of the Nurse Career-Pattern Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A study initiated by the National League for Nursing in 1962 was designed to obtain definitive information on nursing students and on their biographical characteristics, occupational goals, reasons for choosing a career in nursing, and contribution to the...

L. Knopf

1975-01-01

456

Survey of infection control training program graduates: Long-term care facility and small hospital practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

Graduates of a 2-day basic training course in infection control were surveyed. Respondents were generally from Midwestern long-term care facilities and small hospitals. These infection control practitioners had multiple roles in addition to infection control, most notably employee health and quality assurance. Infection control practitioners demonstrated significant job stability. The vast majority of institutions where survey respondents were employed followed

Philip W. Smith; Virginia Helget; Dorothy Sonksen

2002-01-01

457

A Preliminary Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Courses in Graduate Public Health Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has grown significantly in the United States. In response, numerous medical and nursing schools are now offering CAM courses. Considering the significant overlap of many CAM and public health objectives, it seems prudent for Schools of Public Health to also consider inclusion of this content into graduate training. This study examined the current

Adam Burke; Rena J. Gordon; Bhaswati Bhattacharya

2001-01-01

458

Forensic Psychology Opportunities in Canadian Graduate Programs: An Update of Simourd and Wormith's (1995) Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forensic psychology has gained momentum in North America in recent decades, and Canadian psychologists have made considerable contributions to the field. Strong student interest and a high demand for professionals, however, have not been sufficiently matched with the availability of formal forensic psychology graduate training, nor with sufficient scholarly discussion of this issue. The purpose of the current study was

Leslie Helmus; Kelly M. Babchishin; Joseph A. Camilleri; Mark E. Olver

2011-01-01

459

Effects of Florida's graduated licensing program on the behaviors and attitudes of teenagers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: On July 1, 1996, Florida implemented a graduated licensing system for drivers younger than 18. The system included a 6-month learner's permit and nighttime driving restriction and made it easier to suspend the license for moving violations. On January 1, 1997, Florida instituted a zero tolerance law for drinking and driving for drivers younger than 21. Objective: To measure

Anne T McCartt; William A Leaf; Charles M Farmer; Susan A Ferguson; Allan F Williams

2001-01-01

460

Helping Former Foster Youth Graduate From College: Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The economic benefits of a college education are well documented; however, data from studies of young people transitioning out of foster care indicate that the college graduation rate for this population is very low. The child welfare system has traditionally done a poor job of encouraging foster youth to pursue postsecondary education. Although…

Dworsky, Amy; Perez, Alfred

2009-01-01

461

Training Ethnic Minority Graduate Students in a White Man's Program: Don't Get Bucked off!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is a narrative journey of a Blackfeet woman as she learned to help ethnic minority students navigate graduate training. The talk reflects the holistic, contextual, and interdependent characteristics of Native American culture blended with the culture of the West. Insights from working with horses are included because they have much to teach…

Barcus, Carolyn G.; Crowley, Susan L.

2012-01-01

462

Discourses on "Diversity": Perspectives from Graduate Programs in Geography in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This qualitative and contextual study explores how "diversity" is interpreted by graduate students and faculty in ten departments of geography in the United States. It applies a model that considers historical, structural, psychological and behavioral dimensions. Themes addressed include issues related to gender, international origin,…

Schlemper, M. Beth; Monk, Janice

2011-01-01

463

Self-Directed Learning Readiness among Graduate Students: Implications for Orientation Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies the extent to which the "Self-Directed Learning Readiness Scale" (SDLRS) is a reliable and valid instrument for use with graduate students (N=356). Argues that the results of the study warrant the integration of such developmental constructs as tolerance, self-concept, creativity, initiative, self-understanding, and self-responsibility…

Owen, T. Ross

1999-01-01

464

Qualities of Professional Dialogue: Connecting Graduate Research on Teaching and the Undergraduate Teachers' Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate and graduate mathematics teacher education frameworks must ensure professional development of two groups of practitioners within the community of mathematics educators, namely pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers. The relationship between them serves as an example of connection theory and practice in mathematics teacher…

Leikin, Roza

2005-01-01

465

Traditional versus Accelerated Degree Program Graduates: A Survey of Employer Preferences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined employer preferences for traditional versus accelerated degree graduates in the employment decision making process. A Web-based survey was used to gather N = 250 responses. The study had three dependent index variables for preference: in general, in employment screening decisions, and in hiring decisions. ANOVA was used on…

Rood, Robert

2011-01-01

466

Discourses on "Diversity": Perspectives from Graduate Programs in Geography in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative and contextual study explores how "diversity" is interpreted by graduate students and faculty in ten departments of geography in the United States. It applies a model that considers historical, structural, psychological and behavioral dimensions. Themes addressed include issues related to gender, international origin,…

Schlemper, M. Beth; Monk, Janice

2011-01-01

467

Transformative Aspects of Genogram Work: Perceptions and Experiences of Graduate Students in a Counseling Training Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, involving both phenomenological interviews and a survey questionnaire, was designed to gain an in-depth understanding of the "genogram as process." With a particular focus on the transformative aspects of genogram work, this study examined the experiences and perceptions of eight graduate students as they constructed and presented…

Lim, Soh-Leong

2008-01-01

468

Assessment of Admission Criteria for Predicting Students' Academic Performance in Graduate Business Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is concerned with quantitative measures currently used or having the potential to be used in the student admission processes for graduate schools of business to produce the best academic performance by admitted students. Methods used to assess the importance of various admission criteria were classified into traditional (linear and nonlinear regression methods) and nontraditional (neural network) multivariate data

Peter Hoefer; James Gould

2000-01-01

469

Alaska's model program for surveillance and prevention of occupational injury deaths.  

PubMed Central

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) established its Alaska Field Station in Anchorage in 1991 after identifying Alaska as the highest-risk state for traumatic worker fatalities. Since then, the Field Station, working in collaboration with other agencies, organizations, and individuals, has established a program for occupational injury surveillance in Alaska and formed interagency working groups to address the risk factors leading to occupational death and injury in the state. Collaborative efforts have contributed to reducing crash rates and mortality in Alaska's rapidly expanding helicopter logging industry and have played an important supportive role in the substantial progress made in reducing the mortality rate in Alaska's commercial fishing industry (historically Alaska's and America's most dangerous industry). Alaska experienced a 46% overall decline in work-related acute traumatic injury deaths from 1991 to 1998, a 64% decline in commercial fishing deaths, and a very sharp decline in helicopter logging-related deaths. Extending this regional approach to other parts of the country and applying these strategies to the entire spectrum of occupational injury and disease hazards could have a broad effect on reducing occupational injuries.

Conway, G A; Lincoln, J M; Husberg, B J; Manwaring, J C; Klatt, M L; Thomas, T K

1999-01-01

470

Graduated Licensing and Beyond  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although graduated driver licensing has successfully reduced the young driver problem in Canada and the U.S., this is still a major problem and more needs to be done. This article discusses what new measures are needed to further reduce the problem. To make graduated licensing work better, laws need strengthening; compliance needs to be enhanced through evidence-based programs involving parents,

Allan F. Williams; Daniel R. Mayhew

2008-01-01

471

Graduating to a Job  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent studies indicate that industries desire college graduates who are able to perform scientific technical skills. As a result, colleges are attempting to produce graduates with a hybrid course of study emphasizing skills and traditional theories. Programs in chemistry, ecology, urban planning, and science technology have been developed…

MOSAIC, 1976

1976-01-01

472

Factors related to progression and graduation rates for RN-to-bachelor of science in nursing programs: searching for realistic benchmarks.  

PubMed

Measurement and analysis of progression and graduation rates is a well-established activity in schools of nursing. Such rates are indices of program effectiveness and student success. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (2008), in its recently revised Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs, specifically dictated that graduation rates (including discussion of entry points, timeframes) be calculated for each degree program. This context affects what is considered timely progression to graduation. If progression and graduation rates are critical outcomes, then schools must fully understand their measurement as well as interpretation of results. Because no national benchmarks for nursing student progression/graduation rates exist, schools try to set expectations that are realistic yet academically sound. RN-to-bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students are a unique cohort of baccalaureate learners who need to be understood within their own learning context. The purposes of this study were to explore issues and processes of measuring progression and graduation rates in an RN-to-BSN population and to identify factors that facilitate/hinder their successful progression to work toward establishing benchmarks for success. Using data collected from 14 California schools of nursing with RN-to-BSN programs, RN-to-BSN students were identified as generally older, married, and going to school part-time while working and juggling family responsibilities. The study found much program variation in definition of terms and measures used to report progression and graduation rates. A literature review supported the use of terms such as attrition, retention, persistence, graduation, completion, and success rates, in an overlapping and sometimes synonymous fashion. Conceptual clarity and standardization of measurements are needed to allow comparisons and setting of realistic benchmarks. One of the most important factors identified in this study is the potentially prolonged RN-to-BSN timeline to graduation. This underlines the need to look beyond standardized educational norms for graduation rates and consider the realities of "persistence" by which these students are successful in completing their studies. It also raises the question of whether student success and program success/effectiveness are two separate measures or two separate events on one progression timeline. While clarifying our thinking about success in this population of students, the study raised many questions that warrant further research and debate. PMID:20304377

Robertson, Sue; Canary, Cheryl Westlake; Orr, Marsha; Herberg, Paula; Rutledge, Dana N

2010-03-01

473

Foreign-trained dentists' perceived knowledge and skills after graduation from a structured two-year program.  

PubMed

In this survey study, graduates of the University of Western Ontario program for foreign-trained dentists from 1999 to 2009 were asked for their perceptions of their knowledge and skill in fourteen clinical topic areas before they were admitted to the program and after graduation. Their ratings were made on a ten-point visual analog scale divided into three aptitude domains: competent, proficient, and master/expert. Definitions of each domain were provided. The majority of the respondents felt that their knowledge level improved at least one aptitude level in only four of the fourteen (29 percent) topic areas but that their skill level had increased at least one aptitude level in nine (64 percent) topic areas. Of note, clinical topics with content reflective of North American dental practice such as oral medicine and treatment planning, ethics, regulated dentistry, record keeping, and informed consent were the topic areas in which most respondents reported an improvement in both their knowledge and skill. It is suggested that programs evaluating or providing gap training for internationally trained dentists consider mandatory inclusion of these topics. PMID:21828304

Kogon, Stanley; Banting, David W; Sandhu, Harinder

2011-08-01

474

The Physics Entrepreneurship Program - 11 Years of Teaching and Practicing Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Graduate Students and Beyond  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Physics Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) at Case Western Reserve University is a MS in Physics, Entrepreneurship Track that teaches physics, business, and innovation. PEP admitted its first class in 2000 with the original goal of empowering physicists to be successful entrepreneurs. Since Y2K, much has happened in the world's economies and markets, and we have shifted our goals to include a strong innovation component. For instance, our metrics have changed from ``companies created'' to ``capital raised by our students'' (i.e., grants and investment in innovation), which allows our students to participate in an apprentice-type relationship with a more experienced entrepreneur before venturing out on their own (which could take many years before they are ready). We will describe the program, how we teach innovation, student and alumni activities and how difficult it is to operate a sustainable graduate program in this arena.

Caner, Edward

2012-02-01

475

Infection Control Protocol for Student Clinical Experiences. A Protocol Document for Health Occupations Education Programs in Missouri.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developed especially for high school health occupations education programs in Missouri, this guide uses U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules as a base for guidelines for student participation in health care. The document informs administrators and teachers about special circumstances that must be considered in the…

Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.

476

Performance of PGCC Graduates on Licensure and Certification Examinations. Research Brief RB89-5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In October 1988, a study was conducted at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) to investigate the performance of PGCC graduates on certifying examinations for nursing and allied health occupations since 1980. National professional organizations provided certifying exams and reported back results for all active PGCC allied health programs:…

Clagett, Craig A.

477

Audit and appraisal plan for occupational safety and health program. Phase I  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the work in support of the ASFE occupational safety and health program: the study has (1) investigated alternative schemes for prioritizing industry cost share plants and facilities for site visits; (2) examined alternative mechanisms for these overviews and appraisals; and (3) developed cost data for the several alternatives. In effect, this has been as paper study in lieu of on-site evaluations.

Meyer, A.F. Jr.

1981-03-01

478

Occupational Therapy Home Programs for Cerebral Palsy: Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The goal was to assess the effectiveness of an occupational therapy home program (OTHP), compared with no OTHP, with respect to function and parent satisfaction with child function, participation, goal attainment, and quality of upper limb skill in school-aged children with cerebral palsy.\\u000aMethods: Thirty-six children with cerebral palsy (mean age: 7.7 years; male: 69%; Gross Motor Function Classification

Iona Novak; Anne Cusick; Natasha Lannin

2009-01-01

479

Evaluation of an occupational therapy program for patients with spinal cord injury  

Microsoft Academic Search

Study design:Clinical controlled trial.Objectives:To evaluate the effectiveness of an occupational therapy (OT) program combined with neuromotor rehabilitation, by assessing the degree of functional independence reached by patients with spinal cord injuries at first hospitalization.Settings:Subjects selected from the Spinal Cord Unit of the Rehabilitation Institute of Montecatone (Imola, Italy).Participants:Thirty-six male patients below age 60, with complete paraplegia (ASIA-A) in thoracic-lumbar level,

P Pillastrini; R Mugnai; R Bonfiglioli; S Curti; S Mattioli; M G Maioli; G Bazzocchi; M Menarini; R Vannini; F S Violante

2008-01-01

480

NSF Graduate Fellowships for 19741975  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Science Foundation is selecting candidates for the Graduate Fellowships Program. Panels of eminent scientists appointed by the National Research Council will evaluate qualifications of applicants. Final selection will be made by the Foundation, with awards to be announced on March 15, 1974.Initial NSF Graduate Fellowship awards are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate

Anonymous

1973-01-01

481

Meet Your Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents five vocational graduates who have become successful entrepreneurs. Their businesses include an ice cream parlor, an investment service, a dog grooming business, microcomputer program manufacturing, and high-fashion clothing and cosmetics for problem skin. (JOW)|

Kramer, Karen L.

1989-01-01

482

Meet Your Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five vocational graduates who have become successful entrepreneurs. Their businesses include an ice cream parlor, an investment service, a dog grooming business, microcomputer program manufacturing, and high-fashion clothing and cosmetics for problem skin. (JOW)

Kramer, Karen L.

1989-01-01

483

Occupational Program Articulation. A Report of a Study Prepared by the Task Force on Occupational Program Articulation. National Council for Occupational Education. Monograph Series Volume 12, Number 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1989, a survey was conducted of two-year postsecondary institutions to gather information designed to identify and define articulation activities, evaluate these articulation efforts, and identify model programs. The survey was mailed to 675 institutions, generating 205 usable responses for a response rate of 30%. Major findings of the survey…

National Council for Occupational Education, Inc., Wausau, WI.

484

The Relationship between Post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) Failure Remediation and NCLEX-RN Success of Graduates of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An ex post facto study was conducted to determine whether any relationship exists between remediation post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) failure and NCLEX-RN success of graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs. Data was gathered from responses to the seventh annual validity study (V7S) offered to deans and directors of nursing programs by…

Allen, Patricia Gale

2009-01-01

485

Validating an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as a Method for Selecting Foreign Medical Graduates for a Pre-Internship Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study supported use of the objective structured clinical examination for screening foreign medical graduates (n=67) wishing to enter a preinternship program in at the University of Toronto. However, it also showed that appropriate training for the candidates was the internship, not preinternship, program. (MSE)|

Cohen, Robert; And Others

1991-01-01

486

REPORT OF THE NATIONAL SURVEY OF UROLOGY PROGRAM DIRECTORS: ATTITUDES AND ACTIONS REGARDING THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION REGULATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose:Residency programs in the United States are held accountable for achieving outcomes based on the new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) regulations for improving resident fatigue and education. A national survey of Urology Program Directors was conducted to determine the attitudes toward the new regulations and the actions taken to implement them.

BYRON D. JOYNER; KRISTY SIEDEL; DORIS STOLL; MICHAEL MITCHELL

2005-01-01

487

A Successful Program for Women Faculty and Graduate Students in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces a program initiated at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to stimulate the retention and promotion of women scientists, mathematicians, and engineers and support women graduate students in the same fields. Results of the program suggest that such initiatives can increase the number of women in science, mathematics, and engineering.…

Rees, Margaret N. (Peg); Amy, Penny; Jacobson, Ellen; Weistrop, Donna E.

2000-01-01

488

The Musculoskeletal System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Musculoskeletal System. Health Occupations Education Module: Instructional Materials in Anatomy and Physiology for Pennsylvania Health Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This module on the musculoskeletal system is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. It is part of an eight-unit miniseries on anatomy and physiology within the series of 17 modules. Following a preface which explains to the student how to…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

489

The Genitourinary System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Genitourinary System. Health Occupations Education Module: Instructional Materials in Anatomy and Physiology for Pennsylvania Health Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This module on the genitourinary system is one of 17 modules designed for individualized instruction in health occupations education programs at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. It is part of an eight-unit miniseries on anatomy and physiology within the series of 17 modules. Following a preface which explains to the student how to use…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

490

Pennsylvania Occupational Competency Assessment Program--1983. Final Report. Vocational-Technical Education Research Report, Volume 22, Number 2. Occupational Competency Evaluation Monograph, Number 15.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Pennsylvania State University served as the Pennsylvania Coordinator of Occupational Competency Assessment (OCA). It managed the Pennsylvania OCA Program, which provides the secondary public schools of the state with competent vocational instructors as a component of teacher preparation at Temple University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania,…

Walter, Richard A.

491

Recruitment and Retention of Female Graduate Students: What Have We Learned from the APS Climate for Women Program?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1990 at a conference of physics department chairs the participants issued a call for help in increasing the representation of women in physics. This led to the establishment of a program (sponsored first by NSF and then by APS) that sends teams of senior female physicists to physics departments to evaluate the climate for women in the department and to suggest improvements that could be made. The accumulated experience of these visits has produced a number of observations about what makes a physics department friendly to female graduate students, and therefore what a department can do to help recruit and retain them. I will recount these observations and describe "warm" and "chilly" climates for women observed in the site visit program. It is worth noting that changes that make a department more comfortable for female students tend to make it more comfortable for all members of the department.

McNeil, Laurie

2004-03-01

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A Graduate Program in Toxicology: Administrative and Educational Benefits of Interdepartmental Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacology offers masters and doctoral programs in toxicology. Its programs and toxicology courses are described, and the administration of these interdisciplinary programs within one department is discussed. (JMD)

Masten, Lawrence W.

1979-01-01

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A Graduate Program in Toxicology: Administrative and Educational Benefits of Interdepartmental Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacology offers masters and doctoral programs in toxicology. Its programs and toxicology courses are described, and the administration of these interdisciplinary programs within one department is discussed. (JMD)|

Masten, Lawrence W.

1979-01-01

494

Professional Preparation in Athletic Administration and Sport Management: Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Programs in athletic administration and sport management offered by four Canadian institutions are briefly outlined with information including availability of financial aid, degree requirements, and program description. (JMF)

Parkhouse, Bonnie L.; Stoy, Christopher J.

1979-01-01

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The REDIH experience: an emerging design to develop an effective training program for graduate students in reproductive science  

PubMed Central

Background A training program in Reproduction, Early Development, and the Impact on Health (REDIH) was initiated in 2009 by researchers specializing in biomedical, clinical, population health, and ethics research from seven collaborating universities in Quebec and Ontario, and Health Canada. This paper reports the findings from the first three years of the 6-year program. Objectives The objective of the REDIH program is to provide increased opportunities for excellent training in reproduction and early development for graduate students and fellows, in order to build research, clinical, regulatory, decision-making, and industry capacity in Canada. Methods A mixed methods approach was used to evaluate the REDIH training program, so as to combine the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative studies. A total of four focus groups (two with mentors and two with trainees) were run during the June 2012 REDIH meeting. Surveys were administered directly after each training module. The W(e)Learn framework was used as a guide to design and evaluate the program and answer the research questions. Results The data from the analysis of the focus group interviews, in corroboration with the survey data, suggested trainees enjoyed and benefited from the REDIH experience. Trainees provided several examples of new knowledge and skills they had acquired from REDIH sessions, regarding reproductive and early developmental biology, and health. A few trainees who had been in the program for over a year provided examples of knowledge and skills acquired during the REDIH session that they were using in their place of work. Next steps will include following up on REDIH graduates to see if the program has had any impact on trainees’ employment opportunities and career development. Conclusion Trainees and mentors concluded that the curricular design, which focuses on modules in 2-day learning sessions over a 6-year period, with opportunities for application in the workplace, enabled the sessions to be tailored to the outcomes of the formative evaluation. By sharing our experiences with REDIH, we hope that others can benefit from this unique emerging design, which focuses on the flexibility and receptivity of the mentors, and results in a program that lends itself to curriculum modification and tailoring as learners’ needs are solicited and addressed.

MacDonald, Colla J; Archibald, Douglas; Baltz, Jay M; Kidder, Gerald M

2013-01-01

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Occupational therapy home program for children with intellectual disabilities: a randomized, controlled trial.  

PubMed

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a proposed occupational therapy home program (OTHP) for children with intellectual disabilities (ID). Children with ID were randomly and equally assigned to OTHP or to no OTHP groups. The primary outcome measures were Canadian Occupational Performance, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Second Edition, and The Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment scores at 10 and 20 weeks. The 20-week OTHP produced significant difference in fine motor function, activity participation, and parent satisfaction with performance, compared to those of no OTHP. Pediatricians can advise families to implement 20 weeks of OTHP with an average 15 min per session to facilitate functional changes of children with ID. PMID:23085502

Wuang, Yee-Pay; Ho, Guang-Sheng; Su, Chwen-Yng

2012-10-18

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Generic Skills. Trade Families. Based on Data on the Use of 588 Tool Skills from 1600 Workers and Supervisors in 131 Occupations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Generic Skills studies were designed to provide training specifications that will enable graduates of trades training programs to compete for job placement in a range of occupations rather than in a single occupation. The studies identified a number of trade families, classified on the basis of skills used in work performance, and also…

Smith, Arthur De W.

498

Non-occupational exposure to asbestos in buildings: a practical risk management program  

SciTech Connect

Current regulations do not address non-occupational exposure to asbestos. In the absence of such regulations, if asbestos-containing materials are present in a building, it is advisable to develop a management program to ensure that the inhalation risk to building occupants does not increase with time and that appropriate steps are taken during activities which have been the potential to release asbestos fibers to air. When numerous areas of a building contain asbestos, priorities must be established for selecting and implementing appropriate surveillance or interventions for control. A framework for implementing an Asbestos Risk Management Program is presented, the primary objective of which is to minimize the risk of employee and public exposure to asbestos in air. The program includes a decision framework for evaluating and ranking building areas according to the asbestos fiber release potential, and assigns priorities for control interventions. Another decision framework is presented for selecting an air monitoring strategy and for making appropriate decisions based upon measured airborne fiber concentrations. Procedures are included for minimizing employee exposure, operating a maintenance permit system and maintaining an episode response plan. Procedures for employee education and training, medical surveillance programs, asbestos monitoring and recordkeeping also are presented.

Paull, J.M.; Corn, M.; Lees, P.S.J.; Breysse, P.N.

1986-08-01

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A Marketability Study of Graduates of Illinois Agriculture Programs of Higher Education for the Purposes of: Student and Parent Advisement, Program Planning, and Program Changing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objectives of this study were (1) to obtain annual records on the first full-time career positions obtained by all agriculture graduates from the 2-year and 4-year Illinois education institutions offering a degree in agriculture, (2) to assemble data in a manner that would show the marketability of graduates from the various professional…

Woods, Harvey S.

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The Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program's role in the prevention of occupational fatalities  

PubMed Central

Objectives—The objective of the Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program is to prevent traumatic occupational fatalities in the United States by identifying and investigating work situations at high risk for injury and formulating and disseminating prevention strategies to those who can intervene in the workplace. Setting—The FACE program is a research program located in the Division of Safety Research, a division of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH is an agency of the United States government and is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NIOSH is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for prevention of work related illnesses and injuries. FACE investigators conduct traumatic occupational fatality investigations throughout the United States and provide technical assistance to 15 state health or labor departments who have cooperative agreements with NIOSH to conduct traumatic fatality surveillance, targeted investigations, and prevention activities at the state level. Methods—Investigations are conducted at the worksite using the FACE model, an approach derived from the research conducted by William Haddon Jr. This approach reflects the public health perspective that the etiology of injuries is multifactorial and largely preventable. FACE investigators gather information on multiple factors that may have contributed to traumatic occupational fatalities. Information on factors associated with the agent (energy exchange, for example, thermal energy, mechanical energy, electrical energy, chemical energy), host (worker who died), and the environment (the physical and social aspects of the workplace), during the pre-event, event, and post-event time phases of the fatal incident are collected and analyzed. Organizational, behavioral, and environmental factors contributing to the death are detailed and prevention recommendations formulated and disseminated to help prevent future incidents of a similar nature. Results—Between 1982 and the present, more than 1500 fatality investigations have been conducted and reports with prevention recommendations distributed. Findings have been published in scientific and trade journals; safety professionals and policy makers have used FACE findings for prevention efforts; and working partnerships have been formed to address newly emerging safety concerns. Conclusions—FACE investigations identify multiple factors contributing to fatal occupational injuries, which lead to the formulation and dissemination of diverse strategies for preventing deaths of a similar nature.

Higgins, D; Casini, V; Bost, P; Johnson, W; Rautiainen, R

2001-01-01