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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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Follow-Up of 1977 Occupational Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a series of annual studies, this survey determined the characteristics and opinions of Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) occupational graduates for 1976-77. Graduates of business (51 of 81 contacted), health service (72 of 151), public service (60 of 99), and technology (28 of 35) programs responded to a questionnaire that…

Baratta, Mary Kathryne

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Assessing Sociology Educational Outcomes: Occupational Status and Mobility of Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on first and current occupations of sociology majors in order to assess education outcomes in the field. Earnings of males and females, graduate degree status and income, changes in prestige, and choice of graduate program are explored. Implications for the teaching of sociology are discussed. (KO)

Watts, W. David; Ellis, Ann Marie

1989-01-01

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Graduate Research Fellowship Program  

NSF Publications Database

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master?s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation (NSF-Supported FIelds of Specialization). Complete applications include information that must be submitted electronically using NSF?s FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program application module at http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/...

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Occupations of Recent College Graduates.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics' 1978 Recent College Graduates Survey. Statistical data are presented on the types of jobs obtained by individuals who received bachelor's degrees during the period July 1, 197...

A. S. Metz J. P. Sietsema

1981-01-01

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Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)  

NSF Publications Database

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards fellowships for graduate study leading to research-based master?s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation (See NSF-Supported Fields of Study). Fellowship applications must be submitted electronically using the NSF Fastlane Graduate Research Fellowship Program Application Module at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/ according to the ...

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Local Occupational Program Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To evaluate a secondary level occupational education program in New York State, the author used a system termed LOPE (Local Occupational Program Evaluation), which began with the development of a statement of philosophy and measureable objectives based on teacher and administrator input. A questionnaire based on the objectives was administered to…

Pautler, Albert J., Jr.

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Measuring Employment Success and Occupational Program Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report presents the findings of the 1998 and 1999 follow-up studies of occupational program graduates from Cabrillo College (California) and of students who left the program before completion. The studies explored the core measures defined by Perkins Act reporting requirements and other measures, including the reasons students chose Cabrillo…

Willett, Terrence R.; Luan, Jing

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1997 Graduate Student Researchers Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In 1980, NASA initiated the Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) to cultivate additional research ties to the academic community and to support a culturally diverse group of students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering. Eligibility requirements for this program are described, and program administrators are listed. Research areas are detailed for NASA Headquarters and all Research and Flight Centers.

1996-01-01

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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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Empirically Based Recommendations for Content of Graduate Nursing Administration Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To determine content for graduate programs in nursing administration, 184 nurse executives from acute care, home care, long-term care, and occupational health rated their job functions. All respondents spend time on activities requiring knowledge of law, health care policy, and organizational behavior. Ethics ranked lowest in terms of time spent.…

Scalzi, Cynthia C.; Wilson, David L.

1990-01-01

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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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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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Marketing and Recruitment for Graduate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses the problem of (1) maintaining the size and quality of the overall graduate school, and (2) maintaining a "critical mass" of students enrolled in programs where there is an indication of a future demand, but where there has been a decline. University marketing techniques have not generally focused on graduate student…

Powers, Mary G.

1990-01-01

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FACTORS RELATED TO THE OCCUPATIONS OF IOWA FARM MALE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO 8,281 MALE GRADUATES OF 189 IOWA HIGH SCHOOLS FROM 1950 TO 1954 INVESTIGATED THE RELATIONSHIP OF SELECTED GEOGRAPHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS TO THE OCCUPATIONS OF THE GRADUATES. THE FINAL POPULATION OF THE STUDY WAS 6,107 GRADUATES COMPOSED OF THOSE WHO HAD ENROLLED IN SIX OR MORE SEMESTERS…

ROBINSON, TED RICHARD

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Evolution of a Graduate Environmental Science Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem statement: Environmental science programs vary widely in their curricula and pedagogical approaches. In part, this is due to the lack of a unified agreement on field identity. However, program differences are also the product of variable program histories. Approach: This essay described the founding and subsequent history of the Environmental Science Graduate Program at Oklahoma State University, its oldest

Will Focht; Talya Henderson

2009-01-01

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Evolving Graduate Programs in Arizona  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 graduates take more diverse career paths. We do not wish to sacrifice academic rigor in astrophysics or the primary goal of training students in research. However, we are creating opportunities for (a) students to take M.Sc. and eventually Ph.D. degrees with a specialization in education, and (b) students with technical skills to have Ph.D. minors in optics, applied physics, or ECE. This second initiative is the subject of a pending NSF/IGERT proposal, with the science theme "Search for other Worlds."

Impey, C. D.

2002-12-01

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Office of Naval Research Graduate Fellowship Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Office of Naval Research awarded grant N00014-90-J-1778 to the American Society for Engineering Education in fiscal year 1990. Under the terms of the grant, ASEE administers ONR's Graduate Fellowship Program. The attached report describes the program ...

J. P. Jarosz

1994-01-01

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Preparation for Midskilled Work and Continuous Learning in Nine Community College Occupational Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines student learning experiences in nine occupational education programs at two Midwestern community colleges. Interviews with 39 program graduates and 10 of their supervisors provided information about the features of the occupational programs that were most beneficial for job preparation, those that were least beneficial for job…

Torraco, Richard J.

2008-01-01

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Creating an Innovative Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to a growing movement within higher education to provide interdisciplinary educational programs, this study describes\\u000a the creation of an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in healthcare policy and management. Building on prior research,\\u000a we surveyed healthcare executives to examine their perceptions about the need for such a program and the importance of core\\u000a subject areas. Drawing on our findings

Kathleen L. McFadden; Donna J. Munroe; Jay R. Naftzger; Evan M. Selinger

2011-01-01

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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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Determinant Factors and Predictability of Occupation and Residence Patterns for Rural American High School Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined the hypothesis that occupation and residence patterns present after high school graduation are generally predictable. The data come from a homogeneous, all white central Minnesota farming community with a 1961 population of 3,300. The study population is the 1961 high school graduating class, who were surveyed by questionnaire…

Holland, David Lee

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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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Graduate Program Organization in Clinical Veterinary Medicine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduate training in clinical veterinary medicine is discussed. The options available to the student and problems that must be dealt with are presented, along with the requirements to accomplish a finely structured program that satisfies the needs of both the trainee and clinical veterinary medicine. (Author/MLW)

Horne, R. D.

1979-01-01

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Curricular Variations in Nonprofit Management Graduate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 342 colleges and universities investigated the nature and status of graduate programs focusing on management of nonprofit organizations, examining position within the university structure, courses offered, degrees granted, and how the curriculum is related to the degree offered. Courses generally focus on the relationship between the…

Wish, Naomi B.; Mirabella, Roseanne M.

1998-01-01

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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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New graduate study program at LSU  

Microsoft Academic Search

Louisiana State University has instituted a new graduate study program leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Sciences.Development of interdisciplinary studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in marine sciences has been part of LSUs over-all participation in the federal governments National Sea Grant College and Program Act, administered by the National

Anonymous

1970-01-01

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Academic and occupational career success ten years after high school graduation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of various predictors on subjective and objective outcomes of academic and occupational career success ten years after High School graduation. Specifically this study examined the impact of cognitive ability, SES, parental influence, parental involvement, self concept, locus of control, educational aspirations, and occupational aspirations, on educational attainment, academic performance, meeting

Eleni Andrea Kaskiri

2006-01-01

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Placement and Follow-Up Report: Graduate Survey Responses and State Defined Placement Status of Occupational Programs for the Academic Year 1982-83. Research Report No. 84-31.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Annually, a study is conducted by Miami-Dade Community College to determine the education and employment status of vocational program graduates and their reactions to various aspects of college services and courses. Study findings are based on a survey for former students, Department of Labor and Employment Security Files, State University System…

Baldwin, Anne

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1993/1994 NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) attempts to reach a culturally diverse group of promising U.S. graduate students whose research interests are compatible with NASA's programs in space science and aerospace technology. Each year we sele...

1992-01-01

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Graduate Partnerships Program Student Handbook 2009-2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Graduate Partnerships Program helps prepare NIH graduate students to become innovative and creative leaders in the scientific research community. We provide programs, services, individual assistance, and resources to enhance the academic, professional...

2009-01-01

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Linkages among Top-Ranked Graduate Programs in the Geosciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the top graduate programs in the geosciences listed in a 1983 "Changing Times" article. Notes the nine programs are substantially linked to each other by hiring each others' graduates, and hence, enhancing each others' reputation. (Author/MVL)

Bair, Jeffrey Howard

1989-01-01

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The Graduate Record Examination as an Admission Requirement for the Graduate Nursing Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of records from 347 students who graduated, dropped out of, or were terminated from State University of New York-Buffalo's nursing program, 1983-92, showed that Graduate Record Examination scores correlated with first-year and overall grade point average but was a weaker predictor of graduate performance than undergraduate grade point…

Rhodes, Mattie L.; And Others

1994-01-01

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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 exit…

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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Graduates' Perception of University Training in Light of Occupational Attainment and University Type: The Case of Lebanon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose - The study examines the level of satisfaction amongst Lebanese university graduates on their training/education in light of their current occupational level. Design/methodology/approach - Focus groups were interviewed to understand factors that helped graduates in their occupation. These factors were turned into a Likert-scale…

Nasser, Ramzi; Abouchedid, Kamal

2005-01-01

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ABA accreditation of graduate programs of study  

PubMed Central

ABA now offers accreditation for graduate programs of study in behavior analysis. Minimum standards include curriculum topics in (a) the principles of behavior, (b) within-subject research methodology and direct observation of behavior, (c) conceptual issues, and (d) behavioral interventions, as well as a thesis, dissertation, review paper, or general examination that is based on a behavior-analytic approach to problems or issues. Accreditation is viewed as one part of a process concerned with demonstrating that a person trained according to a given set of standards is more effective in utilizing the techniques of a science than a person who is not so trained.

Hopkins, B. L.; Moore, J.

1993-01-01

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Can We Predict Student Success in Agricultural Economics Graduate Programs?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Criteria for admission to graduate programs are used by departments and graduate schools to identify characteristics assumed to be associated with “successâ€. They allow for more uniformity in student ability and preparation so graduate education is more efficient. This study analyzes the relationship between selected student characteristics and experience and two proxies for “successâ€â€”graduate GPA and the probability of completing

Don E. Ethridge; Darren Hudson

1996-01-01

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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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Graduates Respond to an Innovative Educational Doctorate Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Dispute about professional doctoral programs in education has increased, with much hinging on the design of educational doctorate (EdD) programs. In this study, the first cohort of graduates responded to a new, innovative EdD program designed to develop them as leaders, scholars, and practitioners. Twenty graduates completed an exit survey, and a…

Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Zambo, Debby; Moore, David W.; Buss, Ray R.; Perry, Nancy J.; Painter, Suzanne R.; Carlson, David L.; Foulger, Teresa S.; Olson, Kate; Puckett, Kathleen S.

2012-01-01

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Analyzing Policies and Procedures for Graduate Certificate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey takes a best-practices approach to several major issues involving graduate certificate programs; these include: (1) leadership (whether the graduate school should administer certificate programs, state regulation, procedures for approving new programs, impact on student diversity, and terminology); (2) management (whether certificate…

Patterson, Wayne

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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.

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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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Graduate Programs in Education: Impact on Teachers' Careers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examined teachers' decisions to pursue graduate programs and their career choices following completion of their studies. Based on document analysis and statistical examination of teacher questionnaire responses, this study determined that teachers choose graduate studies for different reasons, their program choice influences future…

Tucker, Janice; Fushell, Marian

2013-01-01

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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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A Specialized Graduate Program in VLSI Design Tools and Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the features of an interdisciplinary industry-sponsored graduate program in VLSI design tools and technology. An active participation of industry in finalizing the course curriculum by interacting with academia on a graduate project with predefined goals and objectives has popularized this program with the students and sponsoring agencies. The customized course curriculum, with the option of selecting specialized

M. Balakrishnan; B. S. Panwar

2005-01-01

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Medical Physics Graduate Program At An HBCU  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 primarily focuses on detectors development for absolute 3D dose distribution measurements (with accuracy better than ±100 microns), characterization of the uniformity or non-uniformity of Brachytherapy sources, and extraction of the 2D and 3D in-vivo dose maps for real time dose monitoring. Recent novel fundamental studies on the energy dependence of cancer cells to address, among others, mono-energetic Brachytherapy source treatments, reaction mechanisms associated with cancer cell destruction, and cancer genome identification have been launched. Each of the research conducted is strongly coupled to dedicated Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations. After presenting this unique medical physics program, we will review results obtained from its research group.

Gueye, Paul

2006-03-01

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NASA LeRC/Akron University Graduate Cooperative Fellowship Program and Graduate Student Researchers Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On June 1, 1980, the University of Akron and the NASA Lewis Research Center (LERC) established a Graduate Cooperative Fellowship Program in the specialized areas of Engine Structural Analysis and Dynamics, Computational Mechanics, Mechanics of Composite Materials, and Structural Optimization, in order to promote and develop requisite technologies in these areas of engine technology. The objectives of this program are consistent with those of the NASA Engine Structure Program in which graduate students of the University of Akron participate by conducting research at Lewis. This report is the second on this grant and summarizes the second and third year research effort, which includes the participation of five graduate students where each student selects one of the above areas as his special field of interest. Each student is required to spend 30 percent of his educational training time at the NASA Lewis Research Center and the balance at the University of Akron. His course work is judiciously selected and tailored to prepare him for research work in his field of interest. A research topic is selected for each student while in residence at the NASA Lewis Research Center, which is also approved by the faculty of the University of Akron as his thesis topic for a Master's and/or a Ph.D. degree.

Fertis, D. G.

1983-01-01

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Occupational Therapy Assistants Program. Demonstration Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Between November 1964 and June 1967, 85 women and five men completed a 4-month course held in several Wisconsin locations to prepare them as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants to (1) plan and direct a general activity or supportive program of occupational therapy, (2) train individual patients in independent performance of activities of…

Wisconsin State Board of Health, Madison.

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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

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Community College Occupational Programs Evaluation System. 1977 Report: Program Areas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to demonstrate the usefulness and effectiveness of the Community College Occupational Programs Evaluation System (COPES) in assessing program areas in California community colleges. The demonstration concentrated on two program areas, administration of justice and business occupations, and a statewide sample of eight colleges…

California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.

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The graduate nurse experience: qualitative residency program outcomes.  

PubMed

Graduate nurses experience role conflict and stress as they begin practice in work environments of high complexity, nurse shortages, and expectations to become competent rapidly. The authors report outcomes from a study that evaluated qualitative responses to the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey administered to graduate nurse residents in the University HealthSystem Consortium/American Association of Colleges of Nursing postbaccalaureate nurse residency program at 12 academic hospital sites. Qualitative analysis provided sufficient evidence to convert specific open-ended questions on the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey instrument to a quantitative format for ease of administration and analysis. PMID:18690125

Fink, Regina; Krugman, Mary; Casey, Kathy; Goode, Colleen

2008-01-01

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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

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Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program 2007-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 2007-2008 manual, "Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program," has been approved by the British Columbia Minister of Education on July 18, 2007 for the purpose of setting out graduation requirements. The handbook outlines procedures for efficiently sharing student data between schools and the Ministry of Education, and answers…

British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

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Reflections on the International Baccalaureate Program: Graduates' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of a survey administered during the spring of 2005. At this time, graduates of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program from two public schools in a large city in British Columbia, Canada, were asked to respond to 20 statements on a 4-point Likert-type scale, and to 7 open-ended questions. Graduates from the…

Taylor, Mary Lee; Porath, Marion

2006-01-01

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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

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Ten years of Developing International Volcanology Graduate Study Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2000 I reported at this symposium about multi-institutional graduate field trips to IAVCEI events, such as the Bali meeting and its importance in building international collegiality and awareness among the volcanology doctoral students. NSF was an enthusiastic supporter of these field sessions and this support has continued through the highly successful Pucon and Reykjavik sessions. International volcanology graduate program

W. I. Rose

2010-01-01

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Remuneration of Graduates, as at 1 July 1994. Education Occupations = Vergoeding van Gegradueerdes, soos op 1 Julie 1994. Onderwysberoepe.  

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 the following educational occupations: rector, principal, or inspector of education; lecturer;…

Jacobs, Johan

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Graduate Programs in Speech Communication: A Position Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Details a position paper concerning the major focus of graduate programs in speech communication. Available from: ACA Bulletin, Robert Hall, Editor, Speech Communication Association, 5205 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1001, Falls Church, VA 22041. (MH)

Goldberg, Alvin A.

1977-01-01

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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

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The World of Health Occupations. A Two-Year Cooperative Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The two-year cooperative health occupations program curriculum guide was prepared to introduce to the schools, and more importantly to the studdent, the vocational opportunities to be found in health careers. The student's elected goal should lead to employment upon graduation because of specialized training, and may open doors to advanced…

Purdy, Joan M.

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Follow-Up Study of Students Completing Selected Occupational Programs in Fiscal Year 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In March 1991, 3,081 fiscal year 1990 graduates of selected occupational programs in the Illinois Community College System (ICCS) were surveyed concerning their objectives for attending college, current educational status, present employment status, salary, employment start-up, geographic location of employment, and satisfaction with their…

Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

66

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 goals while also satisfying a college's knowledge requirement in a specific area.

Niall Hegarty

2011-01-01

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

A Four-Year Follow-Up Study of the Forty-One Graduates--Class of 1971 of the Jackson County [Iowa] Adult Evening High School Completion Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The four-year followup study (the fifth and last of such four-year evaluations of graduates) aimed at pinpointing the program's benefits to the graduates in the educational social/personal, and financial areas. Thirty-two of the 41 graduates responded to the mailed questionnaire, which elicited demographic, occupational, educational, financial,…

Gran, James R.

69

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.

70

2006 Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This comprehensive compendium provides information on nearly every U.S. docto ral program in physics and astronomy, plus data on most major master's programs in these fields. Information on many major Canadian programs is also included. I n addition, the Graduate Programs directory lists a substantial number of relate d-field departments, including materials science, electrical and nuclear enginee ring, meteorology, medical and chemical physics, geophysics, and oceanography. This thirteenth annual edition contains information valuable to students plannin g graduate study and faculty advisors, including each program's research expendi tures and sources of support.

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2005 Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This comprehensive compendium provides information on nearly every U.S. doctoral program in physics and astronomy, plus data on most major master's programs in these fields. Information on many major Canadian programs is also included. In addition, the Graduate Programs directory lists a substantial number of related-field departments, including materials science, electrical and nuclear engineering, meteorology, medical and chemical physics, geophysics, and oceanography. This twenty-ninth annual edition contains information valuable to students planning graduate study and faculty advisors, including each program's research expenditures and sources of support.

American Institute Of Physics

72

Sex Bias in Traditionally Male Occupational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To evaluate potential sources of female sex bias and sex stereotyping within traditionally male occupational programs at the College of DuPage, programs with low female enrollment were selected for study: air conditioning and refrigeration, architectural drafting, auto service, building construction, criminal justice, electronics, fire science,…

Bakshis, Robert; Godshalk, James

73

Finding and Getting into the Right Graduate Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Students choose to pursue a graduate degree in food science for many reasons. These may include: a means of entry into food science, future job requirements, or expansion of food science knowledge. Regardless of reason, the chosen graduate program should provide the student with the skills necessary to meet his or her goals. If the goal is to obtain a specific career, the program should be selected and tailored to fit the needs of that job. Or, the student may wish to develop a greater understanding of a particular area of food science, and thus develop an expertise. Additionally, many students will choose to pursue a graduate degree in food science after obtaining a completely different undergraduate degree and the graduate program will include the fundamentals of the science.

Folts, Laura

74

Validity and the Graduate Record Examinations Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this paper is to facilitate discussion of important issues concerning validity and to work toward a framework that the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board Research Committee will find useful in assigning priorities and initiating projects. The background, scope, and meaning of the concept of the "validity" of the GRE are…

Willingham, Warren W.

75

National Evaluation of Graduated Driver Licensing Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the United States in 2004, 16-year-old drivers were involved in 957 fatal crashes that killed 1,111 people. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) is an increasingly popular approach to reducing the excess risk of motor vehicle crashes for novice drivers. Th...

S. P. Baker L. H. Chen G. Li

2006-01-01

76

Health Occupations Education Program Management Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes a project to develop a secondary education program management guide for health occupations education in Iowa. Introductory material includes the following: a summary sheet on project objectives, a description of how the objectives were met, the audience served, an educational equity statement, a statement that the…

Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.

77

Graduate Programs in South Dakota State Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1971, the South Dakota Regents of Education adopted a resolution that stated that all graduate programs at South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Northern State College, and Black Hills State College be rejustified to the Regents. If such programs could not be rejustified,…

Gibb, Richard D.

78

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 rural…

Morrisey, Michael A.; Grabowski, David C.

2006-01-01

79

Evolutionary Losses? The Growth of Graduate Programs at Undergraduate Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the addition and expansion of graduate programs at primarily undergraduate colleges. The primary approach of the study was quantitative, consisting of descriptive and multivariate analysis of master's degree programs at colleges that were classified in 1994 as Baccalaureate Colleges. Data came from the 1994 and 2000 Carnegie…

McCormick, Alexander C.; Staklis, Sandra

80

Smoking cessation programs in occupational settings  

PubMed Central

For reasons of health and economics, the business community is displaying a growing interest in providing smoking cessation programs for employees. An examination of the current research on smoking cessation methods has revealed a number of promising directions that smoking cessation programs can take, for example, aversive smoking approaches combined with self-control strategies. A review of current smoking cessation programs in occupational settings revealed some emphasis on physician counseling, but a relatively greater emphasis on use of consultants (especially in proprietary programs) or of contingency programs to encourage nonsmoking. The smoking cessation programs in businesses can move in a number of innovative directions, including (a) increased use of inhouse programs with a variety of smoking cessation strategies; (b) greater emphasis on the training of program participants in nonsmoking behavioral skills, combined with contingency or incentive programs for smoking control; (c) vastly improved research methods, including complete followup assessments of program participants and chemical tests to validate their self-reported abstinence; (d) greater concern about the need for empirically tested procedures for recruitment of participants for the programs; and (e) expanded interchange among behavioral scientists (especially behavioral psychologists), health professionals in occupational health and medicine, union and employee groups, and management.

Danaher, Brian G.

1980-01-01

81

28 CFR 544.52 - Levels of Occupational Education Programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Levels of Occupational Education Programs. 544.52 Section 544.52 ...PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Occupational Education Programs § 544.52 Levels of...

2010-07-01

82

28 CFR 544.52 - Levels of Occupational Education Programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Levels of Occupational Education Programs. 544.52 Section 544.52 ...PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION Occupational Education Programs § 544.52 Levels of...

2009-07-01

83

Typology, Classification, and Evaluative Criteria for NIAAA's Occupational Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Criteria for evaluating occupational alcoholism programs funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) were developed via the completion of four major tasks: (1) Development of a typology for NIAAA occupational programs and clas...

P. K. Gualtieri T. A. Mannello F. J. Seaman D. Tankard

1978-01-01

84

The Evolution of Cartography Graduate Programs and the Development of New Graduate Programs in Cartography: An Assessment of Models.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper traces the historical development of cartography graduate programs, establishes an evolutionary model, and evaluates the model to determine if it has some utility today for the development of programs capable of producing highly skilled cartographers. Cartography is defined to include traditional cartography, computer cartography,…

Steinke, Theodore R.

85

45 CFR 1801.31 - Approval of graduate programs by the Foundation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Approval of graduate programs by the Foundation. 1801.31 Section 1801.31 ...Continued) HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM...Approval of graduate programs by the Foundation. (a) By December 1, Scholars...

2013-10-01

86

A Curriculum Development Simulation in a Graduate Program  

PubMed Central

Objective. To implement and evaluate a curriculum development seminar in which graduate students experienced circumstances that occur when faculty members develop and attempt to secure colleague approval for a curriculum. Design. Learning activities for the graduate seminar included classroom lectures, active learning, and a group project in which simulated faculty committees created new curriculums for the pharmacy practice department's 3 research areas. Assessment. Responses on pre- and post-seminar surveys indicated that graduate students’ self-confidence in their ability to conduct key curriculum development activities increased (p < 0.05). In a post-seminar focus group, graduate students stated that they valued participating in the faculty simulation, learning about curriculum development and research programs other than their own, and collaborating with their peers. Conclusion. A curriculum development faculty simulation was an effective tool for preparing graduate students for curriculum development responsibilities and generated valuable documents that the department could use in the revision of the 3 pharmacy practice graduate school curricula.

Newton, Gail D.

2011-01-01

87

Ten years of Developing International Volcanology Graduate Study Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2000 I reported at this symposium about multi-institutional graduate field trips to IAVCEI events, such as the Bali meeting and its importance in building international collegiality and awareness among the volcanology doctoral students. NSF was an enthusiastic supporter of these field sessions and this support has continued through the highly successful Pucon and Reykjavik sessions. International volcanology graduate program development began with several exchange programs. EHaz was a highly successful program (McGill, Simon Fraser, Michigan Tech, Buffalo, UNAM and Universidad de Colima) funded by the Department of Education (FIPSE) that moved students across North America where dozens of graduate students spent semesters of their study abroad and shared annual field trips and online student led graduate seminar classes. Michigan Tech’s volcanology graduate program started a Masters International program that combined Peace Corps service with hazards mitigation graduate study and students were placed by Peace Corps in countries with prominent natural hazards. The new program funded 2 year residences in foreign environments, principally in Pacific Latin America. NSF strongly supported this program from its inception, and eventually it gained NSF PIRE support. Dozens of students have initiated the 3 year program (15 completed) to date. A similar PIRE developed at UAF with a link to volcanology in the Russian Far East. One gain is the development of many socially-conscious research selections. Beginning this year transatlantic dual degree masters programs in volcanology are being offered by a consortium of US and European volcanology programs (Michigan Tech, Buffalo, Clermont Ferrand and University of Milan Bicocca), again aided by FIPSE funding. Students have dual advisors on both sides of the Atlantic and spend about half of their two year programs in Europe and half in US. Faculty also travel in the program and the four campuses are increasingly linked by coursework and research networks. Because the international developments of volcanology programs address the need for more robust coursework and research choices for students than are possible on one campus, and because they lead to a diverse network of professional contacts , we think the next decade will bring many more multi-university volcanology programs linked to field sites all over the world.

Rose, W. I.

2010-12-01

88

Strategies for Creating Community in a Graduate Education Online Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the practical application of social learning theory to build and sustain community in an asynchronous online learning environment. It presents ways that community-building can occur in a graduate online education program through the shared meaning-making processes occurring among students within and across interdisciplinary…

Silvers, Penny; O'Connell, Jody; Fewell, Martha

2007-01-01

89

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.

90

Designing Graduate Programs to Prepare the Communication Leaders of 2000 +  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent years have seen extraordinary growth in thefield ofscientificand tech nical communication. Video, computer, electronic-publishing, and telecom munications technologies have challenged traditional print dominance among the media. As schools nationwide attempt to meet the needs of a new generation of technical-communication leaders, it is appropriate that we ex plore what distinguishes a comprehensive graduate program in this new field. By

George P. E. Meese; Billie J. Wahlstrom

1988-01-01

91

Leadership Development in Student Affairs Graduate Preparatory Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As colleges and universities increase in complexity, so do the leadership demands of student affairs professionals. Today, entry-level professionals are expected to be competent leaders. As a result, student affairs graduate preparatory programs (SAGPPs) have an obligation to foster the leadership development of their enrolled students. This…

Nelson, Kelly Anne

2010-01-01

92

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

93

Fitting the Graduate Program to the Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this reorganized and revitalized master's program, traditional admission requirements have become more open, and learning is not by blanket prescription but on the basis of individual needs. (Author)

Moxley, Patricia A.; White, Dorothy T.

1975-01-01

94

Recent Developments in Graduate Programs. New Opportunities through Versatility: Broadening the Mold. Proceedings of Conference/Workshop of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States and the Graduate Record Examinations Board (Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 13, 1982).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent developments in graduate programs are discussed in 15 papers from a 1982 conference cosponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Graduate Record Examinations Board. Attention is directed to issues associated with program presentations, program innovations in various disciplines, and industry/university cooperative graduate

Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.

95

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...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2013-07-01

96

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...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2013-07-01

97

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...Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2013-07-01

98

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

99

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 mechanics;…

Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. School of Education.

100

Implementation of Occupational Therapy Services for an Adolescent Residence Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community-based programs focusing on adolescents who are diagnosed with a mental illness have been given little attention in the occupational therapy literature. This article describes a level-two student occupational therapy program that was successfully implemented at an adolescent residence in New Jersey. Six adolescents were evaluated using The Children's Self Assessment of Occupational Functioning (CSAOF), based on the Model of

Laurie Knis-Matthews; Lynne Richard; Leiden Marquez; Nili Mevawala

2005-01-01

101

Factors Influencing Satisfaction of Non-Traditional Students with Mainstream Graduate Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Factors that influence satisfaction and retention of nontraditional students in graduate programs of education were studied. The study participants attended a major, midwestern university and consisted of three groups: 10 Hispanic graduate students (26-58 years old); 10 Anglo graduate students (29-43 years old); and graduate faculty teaching the…

Mahan, James M.; Lacefield, Warren E.

102

Voices of graduates from second-degree baccalaureate nursing programs.  

PubMed

In response to the nursing shortage, second-degree accelerated nursing programs have proliferated in the past few years. Despite the popularity of these programs, little research has been conducted regarding the effectiveness of these programs in educating professional nurses in 12-18 months. This study explored the student experiences of accelerated second-degree nursing graduates to understand how these experiences best prepared them for practice after graduation. Using a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, 19 second-degree graduates from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States were interviewed face-to-face. Unstructured audiotaped interviews, in which participants were asked to relate an incident that they experienced as a second-degree accelerated nursing student that best prepared them for their current clinical position, were conducted. Data were analyzed utilizing van Manen's approach to human science research. The pattern, "Clearing a Path Toward Possibilities," was identified. Students described the faculty as integral to their success in overcoming barriers to move along a pathway toward their goals. Data suggested that pedagogies that incorporate the rich life and prior educational experiences of second-degree students are needed in accelerated nursing programs. PMID:17383601

Cangelosi, Pamela R

2007-01-01

103

The Relevance of Secondary Occupational Training in Agriculture to Occupational Patterns and Images. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To gather occupational follow-up data from secondary agricultural graduates and their employers as a basis for evaluation of occupational education programs and to develop a procedural follow-up model, self-administered questionnaires were obtained from 430 graduates and 126 employers to ascertain occupational status, relevance of training,…

Berkey, Arthur L.; And Others

104

Summer graduate research program for interns in science and engineering  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The goal of the 10 week graduate intern program was to increase the source of candidates for positions in science and engineering at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Students participating in this program submitted papers on the work they performed over the 10 week period and also filled out questionnaires on the program's effectiveness, their own performance, and suggestions on improvements. The topics covered by the student's papers include: microsoft excel applications; fast aurora zone analysis; injection seeding of a Q-switched alexandrite laser; use of high temperature superconductors; modifications on a communication interface board; modeling of space network activities; prediction of atmospheric ozone content; and applications of industrial engineering.

Lee, Clinton B.

1992-01-01

105

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 science can be rewarding both professionally and financially. Ideally such programs should mesh seamlessly with current university undergraduate and graduate programs, easing the student's transition from one to the other. This goal is the primary driver behind CASPER's current outreach program. CASPER programs supporting this paradigm will be discussed along with related funding opportunities such as the Department of Education GearUp Program and the NSF REU and RET programs.

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

106

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

2013-01-01

107

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

108

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.

109

77 FR 16841 - Medicare Program; Solicitation for Proposals for the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Program AGENCY: Centers for Medicare...Medicare Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration. The primary goal of the GNE Demonstration is to increase the number of...

2012-03-22

110

NASA Lewis Research Center/University Graduate Research Program on Engine Structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA Lewis Research Center established a graduate research program in support of the Engine Structures Research activities. This graduate research program focuses mainly on structural and dynamics analyses, computational mechanics, mechanics of composites and structural optimization. The broad objectives of the program, the specific program, the participating universities and the program status are briefly described.

Chamis, C. C.

1985-01-01

111

Training Program in Occupational Health Concepts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is an edited and modified version of a series of lectures presented at the Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration Academy at Beckley, West Virginia, on various aspects of occupational health. Subjects discussed were occupational medicine;...

E. B. Sansone

1973-01-01

112

Remuneration of Graduates, as at 1 July 1994. Engineer, Architect and Related Occupations = Vergoeding van Gegradueerdes, soos op 1 Julie 1994. Ingenieur, Argitek en Verwante Beroepe.  

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 a wide range of engineering and architecture-related occupations in the public and private sectors and in self-employment.…

Jacobs, Johan

113

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 the…

Jacobs, Johan

114

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

115

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

116

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

117

Professionals or technicians? Teacher preparation programs and occupational understandings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teacher preparation is a mechanism of occupational socialization, a process by which novice workers learn the norms and values of the occupation. Traditional education programs housed in schools of education support the ideology of a professional teacher with norms that include a strong pedagogical knowledge base and a gradual induction to the field. Alternative training programs, conversely, are field based

Lorraine Evans

2010-01-01

118

Health Occupations Education: Dental Laboratory Technology. Program Development Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program guide was designed to assist occupational education administrators and health occupations education personnel in planning, developing, and implementing programs to prepare youth and adults for work as dental laboratory technicians. The content is presented in five sections. The first, an introduction, discusses what dental laboratory…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Curriculum Development.

119

Effects of a Graduate Preparation Program on Undergraduate Psychology Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We conducted 2 studies to assess and enhance levels of graduate preparation. In Study 1, 248 undergraduates and 28 graduate students completed a new measure of graduate preparation, the Grad Prep Quiz. Results documented the psychometric utility and the predictive validity of the measure, with graduate students scoring significantly higher on this…

Neimeyer, Greg J.; Lee, Geoffrey A.; Saferstein, Jocelyn; Pickett, Yohance

2004-01-01

120

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

121

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 showed…

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

2006-01-01

122

Jobs for Florida's Graduates Program Becomes Independent and Its Performance Improves. OPPAGA Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Jobs for Florida's Graduates (JFG) program targets high school students and provides services to help these students graduate and to continue their education or find meaningful employment within one year of graduation. School managers and "job specialists" serve as mentors, identify at-risk high school students, and provide them with job…

Allen, Pam; Pardue, Don

123

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 to…

Sarkar, Gerlinde

124

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

125

Addressing a nation's challenge: graduate programs in gerontology in Israel.  

PubMed

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 gerontology in Beer-Sheva and Haifa. We further discuss the structures of both programs and their accomplishments. Although both programs were guided by identical needs and principles, geared toward the same multidisciplinary target population, and are dynamic and responsive to the emerging needs and difficulties, they differ in structure. While Haifa's program is flexible, Beer-Sheva's program is structured and divided into three distinct programs, of which only one-the research track-is designed and tailored to the students' interest. The two programs have contributed to increasing interest and research in aging in Israel, enhancing professional cooperation within the universities and with the international scientific community, opening the labor market for the programs' graduates, creating fruitful collaborations with community services, and accelerating the improvement of elderly quality of care. PMID:17347110

Carmel, Sara; Lowenstein, Ariela

2007-01-01

126

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.

127

Developing an honor statement for university students in graduate professional programs.  

PubMed

Student and faculty in our graduate professional programs in physical and occupational therapy recently acted on their concerns regarding an upsurge in behaviors that were contrary to those associated with academic integrity (e.g., cheating, plagiarism, etc.). To address this issue, student leaders and faculty members met to consider ideas on how to reverse this negative trend, which ultimately led to the development of an honor statement for the department and establishment of a process for addressing issues related to academic integrity. We used a Delphi method to guide the process of collecting and distilling information, which involved a series of meetings, online surveys, and electronic voting. This article describes the process of formulating and refining that honor statement. PMID:18630789

Randall, Ken; Hoppes, Steve; Bender, Denise

2008-01-01

128

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

129

Revitalization of Undergraduate and Graduate Nuclear Instrumentation Program at the University of Texas  

SciTech Connect

A comprehensive effort was undertaken to modernize nuclear instrumentation for undergraduate and graduate teaching and research for the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program at the University of Texas.

Dr. Sheldon Landsberger s.landsberger@mail.utexas.edu

2002-03-29

130

Self Study Instrument for Program Review of Graduate Programs in Health Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This self-study instrument is designed to review graduate programs in health education and health promotion. Information collected can be utilized to assist administrators and faculty to properly assess the status of their specific programs (school health, community health, public health, health promotion/worksite health promotion, other) and…

Bensley, Loren B., Jr.; Pope, A. J.

131

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

132

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

133

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

134

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

135

Guide for Occupational Experience Programs in Vocational Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for use by secondary and postsecondary vocational instructors in organizing and conducting supervised occupational experiences for students, this handbook is divided into two parts. Part 1 covers planning and managing occupational experience programs and discusses the following topics: (1) basic definitions and objectives of an…

Gibson, Roscoe R.

136

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

137

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.

138

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.

139

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.

140

Ronald E. McNair Graduate Student Researchers Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

According to the latest report by the National Science Foundation, only eighty-three (83) African-Americans received doctoral degrees in all engineering disciplines in 2000. North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) awarded Ph.D.s to 15 African-Americans, in only two engineering disciplines over the past 4 years. It clearly indicates that the partnership between NASA and NC A&T plays a significant role in producing minority engineering Ph.D.s, which this country needs to establish an ethnically diverse workforce to compete in a global economy. Many of these students would not have been able to study for their doctoral degrees without the Ronald E. McNair Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Monroe, Joseph

2002-01-01

141

Scope and Sequence for Vocational Home Economics Education in Oklahoma. Consumer and Homemaking Programs, Occupational Programs, Special Occupational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for use by high school teachers of vocational home economics in Oklahoma to aid in local planning and developing of a nonrepetitious core curriculum to prepare students for home economics-related occupations and their roles as consumers and homemakers, this curriculum guide covers the entire course program for the high school years. Three…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater.

142

Overview of Graduate Programs in Public Health Outside Schools of Public Health, 1981-82.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 2-year project that identified and described characteristics of graduate programs outside schools of public health is briefly summarized. The project also established linkages among professional organizations representing graduates from these programs. Recommendations of the advisory committee, which was composed of representatives from these…

Holmstrom, Engin Inel

143

The Careers and Professional Activities of Graduates of the NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated professional outcomes for graduates of the 32 programs supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences under the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Specifically, it evaluated the success of MSTP graduates in establishing research careers and the types of careers and research activities followed compared…

National Inst. of General Medical Sciences (NIH), Bethesda, MD.

144

The 1991/92 graduate student researchers program, including the underrepresented minority focus component  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) was expanded in 1987 to include the Underrepresented Minority Focus Component (UMFC). This program was designed to increase minority participation in graduate study and research, and ultimately, in space science and aerospace technology careers. This booklet presents the areas of research activities at NASA facilities for the GSRP and summarizes and presents the objectives of the UMFC.

1991-01-01

145

Predictors of Attrition among Graduates of an Associate Degree Nursing Program. AIR Forum 1982 Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Predictors of attrition from the nursing profession among graduates of an associate degree nursing program at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, were investigated during 1970-1979, based on an earlier study that identified predictors of attrition from the degree program. Two groups were evaluated: 91 nursing graduates for whom both file record and…

Donsky, Aaron P.; Judge, Albert J., Jr.

146

Creative Synthesis and TPACK: Supporting Teachers through a Technology and Inquiry-Rich Graduate Degree Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study offers a new way to assess TPACK within the context of a graduate program revitalized to focus on new literacies. Whereas previous studies have focused on teacher lesson planning or modeling best practices, our research examines TPACK by exploring the Creative Synthesis Projects of graduates from our program. These projects reveal the…

Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Spires, Hiller A.

2013-01-01

147

Research on computer graduates culture project and development programming in Financial and Economical Colleges  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to the current conditions and advantages in Jilin University of Finance and Economics, and research and explore on computer graduates student culture project and development programming, a new effectively culture project and development programming for computer graduates in Financial and Economical Colleges is established in this paper. In addition, guidance ideas, development approaches, general objective, major contents of construction

Limin Wang; Ming Lil; Xuming Han; Huimin Zhang

2010-01-01

148

A National Survey of Financial Management Courses in Graduate Programs of Social Work. Preliminary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Course offerings in financial management by graduate programs in social work were determined through a 1982 national survey. Usable responses were obtained from 59 graduate programs. It was found that 47.5 percent did not offer a course in financial management, 47.5 percent did offer the course, and 5 percent offered the content as part of another…

Blostein, Stanley

149

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...Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2009-07-01

150

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960...Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2009-07-01

151

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...Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2010-07-01

152

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2009-07-01

153

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

154

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Secretary's evaluations of agency occupational safety and health programs. 1960...Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION...ELEMENTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AND...

2010-07-01

155

The implementation of the UHC/AACN new graduate nurse residency program in a community hospital.  

PubMed

Transition into the workforce for the new graduate nurse is affected by many factors. New graduate nurses can benefit from support provided through participation in the UHC/AACN Residency Program. The retention of even one graduate nurse saves the employing institution up to an estimated $80,000 annually. St Joseph's Hospital has improved the retention of new graduate nurses from approximately 40% to 100% with the addition of the UHC/AACN Residency Program alongside other system changes. Data are being monitored at St Joseph's and on a national level through this multisite collaborative aimed at improving patient care and increasing nurse retention. PMID:21320658

Maxwell, Karen L

2011-03-01

156

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.

157

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Final Evaluation Report, September 2002.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

WestEd conducted an evaluation of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. This evaluation was designed to inform ongoing NSF efforts to strengthen its programs and support the agency's commitment to make optimal use o...

S. S. Goldsmith J. B. Presley E. A. Cooley

2002-01-01

158

Profile of Nonnurse College Graduates Enrolled in Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzed the sociodemographic characteristics of nonnurse college graduates (n=166) who pursue baccalaureate degrees in accelerated nursing programs. Found that accelerated programs are an efficient use of resources and an effective way to increase the supply of nurses. (JOW)

Wu, Chien-Yun; Connelly, Catherine E.

1992-01-01

159

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)  

NSF Publications Database

... new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research ... for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, 995 N ...

160

Collaborative Academic-Practice Transition Program for New Graduate RNs in Community Settings: Lessons Learned.  

PubMed

In 2010-2011, leaders from California academic and practice settings and additional community partners collaboratively developed four 12- to 16-week transition programs for 345 new registered nurse (RN) graduates who had not yet found employment as nurses. Program goals were to increase participants' confidence, competence, and employability and expand the employment landscape to nontraditional new graduate settings. One program focused exclusively on community-based settings and was completed by 40 participants at clinics and school sites; all participants secured RN jobs. Key lessons learned go beyond the impact for participants and relate to changing the nursing culture about career path models for new graduates, troubleshooting regulatory issues, the potential for new graduates to help transform nursing, and advancing academic-practice partnerships and supporting practice sites. The community-based transition program continues to provide opportunities for new RN graduates and model an approach for transforming nursing practice. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014;45(6):259-264. PMID:24693972

Jones-Bell, Jessie; Karshmer, Judith; Berman, Audrey; Prion, Susan; Van, Paulina; Wallace, Jonalyn; West, Nikki

2014-06-01

161

GRE requirements and student perceptions of fictitious clinical psychology graduate programs.  

PubMed

The influence of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirements on undergraduate students' perceptions of a fictitious clinical psychology graduate program was examined. The more rigorous a program's GRE requirement, the more highly students were expected to rate the program on quality, reputation, challenge of curriculum, attractiveness, and their willingness to apply. 140 undergraduate participants read and rated one of three possible program descriptions that differed only with regard to the stated GRE requirements. Although the effects were small, participants rated the program requiring a minimum combined GRE score of 1,200 (verbal and quantitative) as higher in quality and as having a more challenging curriculum compared to the program that required the GRE but with no minimum score. Although preliminary, these findings are consistent with previous research demonstrating that graduate school applicants use GRE requirements in their evaluation of graduate programs. PMID:21675553

Atwood, Karen L; Manago, Adriana M; Rogers, Ronald F

2011-04-01

162

Highway Safety Occupational Program Development Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a national project conducted for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, The Center for Vocational and Technical Education conducted a nationwide search for curriculum materials related to highway safety occupations. These materials were then screened and synthesized to provide training…

Daugherty, Ronald D.; And Others

163

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.

164

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Ronald E. McNair PhD Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Ronald E. McNair PHD Program was funded in September 1995. Implementation began during the spring of 1996. The deferment of the actual program initial semester enabled the program to continue support through the fall semester of 1998. This was accomplished by a no-cost extension from August 15, 1998 through December 31, 1998. There were 12 fellows supported by the program in 1996, 15 fellows in 1997, and 15 fellows 1998. Current program capacity is 15 fellows per funding support. Support for the academic outreach component began in spring 1998. The program was named the "Good Enough" Crew Activity (GECA) in honor of Dr. McNair's philosophy of everyone being good enough to achieve anything they want bad enough. The program currently enrolls 65 students from the third through the eight grades. The program is held 12 Saturdays per semester. The time is 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM each Saturday Morning. Program direction and facilitation is jointly administered with the PHD fellows and the Saturday Academy staff. Dr. John Kelly, REM-PHD Principal Investigator serves in a program oversight and leadership capacity. Ms. Sunnie Howard, The NASA REM-PHD Administrative Coordinator serves in an administrative and logistical capacity. Mr. Aaron Hatch, the NASA-AMES Liaison Officer, serve@'in a consultative and curriculum review capacity. The first recognition activity will be held on December 12, 1998, with the students, parents, faculty, PHD fellows, and other local student support services persons. Program outreach efforts are jointly supported by the NASA REM-PHD Program and the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The Ph.D. program reached its first milestone in May 1998. North Carolina A&T State University graduated the first Ph.D. fellows. The first three Ph.D. Alumni were Ronald E. McNair PHD Program Fellows. It is hoped that this is just the beginning of a highly acclaimed doctoral program. The ultimate program success will be recognized when the program begins to graduate 15 fellows per year. The Ph.D. Program is only three and a half years old and the expectations of graduating PH.D's in that timeframe, is a phenomenal accomplishment for any program in the country. Since inception of the NASA REM-PHD program, tuitions and fees have increased. Stipend support was increased to offer the Ph.D. program on a competitive basis. These increases will place allocation restraints on r_ the current level of funding. These issues are being addressed in the proposal and will bear their own merit.

Howard, Sunnie

1998-01-01

165

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

166

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

167

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

168

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

169

Retention Rates, Graduates, and LAM-Series Completers for the Legal Assistant Management Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In February 1996, Gainesville College, in Georgia, conducted a study of students in its Legal Assistant Management (LAM) Program to determine retention rates, numbers of graduates, and course pass rates. Retention and graduation rates were calculated for 175 students who enrolled in at least one LAM course from spring 1991 to fall 1995. In…

Hamilton, John

170

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.

171

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

172

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 aegis…

Rosser, Stephen R.; Denton, Jon J.

173

Helsinki Graduate School in Computer Science and Engineering, (HeCSE) Program 1997-1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Helsinki Graduate School in Computer Science and Engineering (HeCSE) is a post-graduate program in computer science and computer engineering jointly offerd by Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) and the University of Helsinki (UH). HeCSE incorporates ...

1997-01-01

174

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

175

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

176

Graduate Students' Understanding of Educational Research in a Master of Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Graduate teacher education programs focus on developing professional teachers' pedagogical skills and professional knowledge, however they may also require a thesis. Completion of the thesis necessitates that graduate students have an understanding of educational research; this is often not well understood by teachers nor is it an…

Moulding, Louise R.; Hadley, Kristin M.

2010-01-01

177

Career Advancement, Career Enhancement, and Personal Growth of Pepperdine University's Educational Leadership Academy Graduate Program Alumni  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this phenomenological study was two-fold: (a) to explore and describe the perceived impact of Pepperdine University's Educational Leadership Academy (ELA) on 2003-2006 ELA graduates' career advancement, career enhancement, and personal growth; and (b) to obtain ELA graduates' suggestions for ELA program improvement to better prepare…

Nichols, Ruth I.

2012-01-01

178

Health Occupations Education Program Development Guide No. 5: Dental Assisting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The bulletin, which is part of the New York State "Health Occupations Education Program Development Guide Series," focuses on the dental assisting program. The curriculum is designed to provide training for dental assistants in their assistant role at chairside, in the dental operatory and laboratory, and in the dental office and reception area. A…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Occupational Education Instruction.

179

Summer Occupational/Vocational Program Report. Fiscal Year 1991.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the summer occupational/vocational programs held in each of three vocational school districts and it compiles activities in the regular school districts in Delaware for fiscal year 1991. The three vocational-technical school district programs profiled are those of Kent County, Sussex County, and New Castle County. For each…

Matz, William A.

180

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.

181

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 cost…

Stanley, Patrick A.

182

Analysis of graduates' perceptions of an accelerated bachelor of science program in nursing.  

PubMed

Rapid expansion of second-degree programs as one approach to addressing the nursing shortage by increasing the number of graduates in shorter periods of time prompted the need for program evaluation to identify the outcomes, strengths, and best practices of these programs. This study used both quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry to analyze the responses of 28 of 56 recent graduates of an accelerated baccalaureate program. Respondents rated components of the program from preadmission to graduation on a Likert scale and responded to open-ended questions regarding strengths and weaknesses of the program. Analysis included descriptive statistics for quantitative data and content analysis for qualitative data. The analysis showed a high degree of similarity between the quantitative and qualitative data. Highly rated program components, that is, opportunity for graduate course work and integration with graduate students, clinical skill practice and experiences, variety of teaching methodologies, peer and faculty support, were reflected in the themes of cohort bonding, variety of clinical experiences, and supportive faculty and staff. Outcomes of program satisfaction, National Council Licensure Examination pass rates, successful nursing employment, and graduate school attendance were supported by the data. PMID:21272836

Kemsley, Martha; McCausland, Linda; Feigenbaum, Janice; Riegle, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

183

United States Air Force Summer Research Program 1991. Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Reports. Volume 9. Wright Laboratory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program was started in 1982 as an adjunct to the SFRP. Its objectives are to permit graduate students to participate in research under the direction of a faculty member at an Air Force laboratory; stimulate professional association among graduate stu...

G. Moore

1992-01-01

184

Analysis of the Perceived Usefulness of AFIT's (Air Force Institute of Technology) Graduate Engineering Management Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this thesis was to determine the perceived usefullness of the Graduate Engineering Management (GEM) program of the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in preparing civil engineering officers for positions in engineering management. The...

W. R. Halsey J. G. Hooper

1983-01-01

185

The Graduate Program in Pharmacology at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ohio State's traditional graduate program is discussed in terms of student requirements, including competence in research strategy and experimental design, manipulative technique, and oral and written communication. Methods for meeting these requirements are reviewed briefly. (LBH)

Burkman, Allan M.

1976-01-01

186

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

187

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

34 Education 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false What is the Bilingual Education: Graduate Fellowship Program? 535.1 Section 535.1 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued)...

2013-07-01

188

Nonstandard Programs: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's next frontier in graduate medical education.  

PubMed

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has seen continuous growth in the number and types of graduate training programs not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Board of Medical Specialties, or the American Osteopathic Association. For the purposes of ensuring best educational products and of controlling unrecognized competition with our accredited programs, a sequential process of centralized oversight of these nonstandard programs was undertaken. The first step involved programs whose fellows were hired and tracked like accredited fellows (i.e., not instructors). The basic process began with consensus among leadership, writing of policy with consultation as necessary, establishment of a registry of programs and graduates, and a committee to allow sharing of best practices and dissemination of policy. The second step applied the same process to instructor-level programs. Whereas the previous group of programs was made subject to ACGME regulations, more latitude in duty hours and progressive responsibility were allowed for instructor programs. The final step, in progress, is extending a similar but modified approach to short-duration clinical experiences and observerships. The outcomes of these efforts have been the creation of a centralized organizational structure, policies to guide this structure, an accurate registry of a surprising number of training programs, and a rolling record of all graduates from these programs. Included in the process is a mechanism that ensures that core program directors and department chairs specifically review the impact of new programs on core programs before allowing their creation. PMID:21169779

Kroboth, Frank J; Zerega, W Dennis; Patel, Rita M; Barnes, Barbara E; Webster, Marshall W

2011-02-01

189

Occupational Education-Planning and Programming. Volume One.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recommendations, conclusions, and position papers based on the results of a diagnostic survey conducted six states and 11 communities are reported. They concern: (1) identification of the objectives and goals of occupational education; (2) structuring of alternative programs to achieve them; (3) cost-benefit analysis; and, (4) projections of…

Kotz, Arnold

190

A Comparison of Student Achievement in Single-Occupational and Multi-Occupational Metals Programs in Trade and Industrial Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in a multi-occupational (cluster) metals program scored higher on tests covering three metals areas than students in single-occupational programs, suggesting that, at the secondary level, general rather than special instruction in metal trades has considerable value as far as pencil and paper tests of cognitive outcomes can reveal.…

Lorenz, James; And Others

1976-01-01

191

Industrial Fitness, Adult Fitness, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Graduate Programs Specific to Training Exercise Specialists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the increase in industrial and adult fitness and rehabilitation programs, more individuals qualified as exercise program professionals are needed. This article discusses universities and colleges that offer specialized graduate programs. Entrance criteria, prerequisites and deficiencies, degree requirements, and field experience training for…

Wilson, Philip K.; Hall, Linda K.

1984-01-01

192

Leading Learning Design: Investigating Program Leaders' Initial Conceptions of Graduate Attributes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the perspectives of program leaders at a regional university, captured as they prepared to lead a program level curriculum renewal, driven by the introduction of a new set of graduate attributes. The aim of the research was to gain a deeper understanding of how program leaders anticipated leading changes to learning design by…

Readman, Kylie

2011-01-01

193

The Feasibility of a Design Management Graduate Program at Ferris State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study explored what the nature of the curriculum and program design for a graduate program in design management should be and whether a demand for such a program exists in West Michigan. Four groups of individuals related to design management as a profession were surveyed: alumni, practicing professionals, employers, and current senior-level…

Loveland, Barbara J.

194

Graduates of a Nontraditional Bachelor of Arts Degree Program: A Follow-up  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data on 62 graduates of the Stephens College Without Walls program were gathered from student records, transcripts, and a questionnaire to measure program success as perceived by the student in terms of work effectiveness, access to advanced programs of study, and impact on life outside of work and education. The nontraditional degree was rated…

Losty, Barbara P.; Gardiner, Susan

1978-01-01

195

Who Succeeds? Perceptions of Graduates and Inactive Students of a Nontraditional Bachelor of Arts Degree Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a survey of graduates and inactive students of a nontraditional bachelor's program reveal differences in age and ethnic groups, number of reasons (although not primary reason) for seeking a degree or nontraditional program, and attitudes toward program variables, assets, and problems. Results are evaluated according to concepts of…

Losty, Barbara P.; Kreilick, Debra Rae

1982-01-01

196

Cervical cancer knowledge and screening behaviors among female university graduates of year 2012 attending national graduate orientation program, Bhutan  

PubMed Central

Background Cervical cancer is the leading female cancer in Bhutan. This study describes the level of cervical cancer knowledge and screening behaviors among female university graduates attending the National Graduate Orientation Program (NGOP), 2012. Methods A cross-sectional study of female graduates attending NGOP was conducted using self-administered anonymous questionnaire developed through literature reviews and expert discussions to elicit information on demographic characteristics, knowledge, screening behaviors and determinants of cervical cancer. The association of demographic and other important study characteristics with uptake of Pap test was investigated using cross tabulation and Fischer Exact test. Frequencies and percentages were calculated for all the questions. Results The average age of the participants was 23.43?±?SD 2.73. About 92% (n?=?513) of the respondents were aged 25 years or less and 7.9% (n?=?44) of the respondents were aged 26 or more. The study revealed low cervical cancer knowledge and poor screening behavior among the graduates. The mean knowledge score was 3.571 (SD1.75, Range 0–8). About 6% (n=34) of the respondents reported undergoing Pap test at least once and 94% reported as never having done Pap test. The most commonly cited reasons for not doing Pap test included “never thought I needed one” (57%, n?=?320), “embarrassment of being examined by male health professional” and “fear of finding out cancer”. The study revealed evidence of significant association between increasing age, those who are married, knowledge score and those recommended for screening by health professionals with the uptake of Pap test. Conclusion Our study revealed poor knowledge and screening behaviors among female university graduates in Bhutan. This may be suggestive of even poorer awareness and screening practices among young unmarried women who are less educated or with no education. Although our study group is not appropriate for measuring practice of cervical cancer screening in the country, the findings are expected to highlight the shortcomings and trigger development of comprehensive cervical cancer control programs in Bhutan.

2014-01-01

197

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

198

A Graduate "Program" in English Education Is More Than Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of six separate items: (1) a description of graduate courses in English education at Youngstown State University; (2) an outline for a summer workshop on the teaching of writing; (3) the welcoming letter sent to workshop participants, which includes the list of required readings; (4) a summary of workshop participants'…

McCracken, H. Thomas

199

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 of…

Griban'kova, A. A.

2012-01-01

200

The Graduate Research Assistantship: Perceptions of a Young Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bridgewater State College is a comprehensive master's granting institution that primarily prepares teachers, school counselors, psychologists, and school administrators. Within the past two years, the institution has developed a new Graduate Research Assistantship position available to students enrolled in a master's degree or Certificate of…

Gimbel, Phyllis; Cole, Ryan M.

2009-01-01

201

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

202

Attrition among Women and Minorities in Earth and Space Science (ESS) Graduate Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent data collected by the American Geological Institute (AGI) indicates that the rate of enrollment of ethnic minorities in the geosciences has steadily declined since the 1980's, and in that time the number of geoscience degrees awarded to ethnic minorities has been fairly steady at less than 1%. Data from the National Science Foundation suggests that only 43 of 186 Universities offering an ESS program have ever graduated an ethnic minority in the history of their program. Factors contributing to these abysmal figures differ for different ethnic-minority groups. We will address institutional obstacles to graduate learning which result in above-normal attrition of ethnic-minorities in ESS graduate programs. The recent studies show an attrition rate of 70% among African American males in ESS graduate programs, while among Hispanic females the attrition rate is only 3%. Studies by sociologists have recently shown that some law schools and medical schools have traits in common with these geoscience departments in the rates at which degrees are awarded to ethnic minorities. Institutional barriers encountered by ethnic minorities in graduate schools may take many forms, but can also be as simple as a lack of community support. In the 1990's the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) made a commitment to the retention of women in their graduate and undergraduate schools. Their program included mentoring, focussed tutoring, self-esteem support groups, and other retention efforts. Under this program, the attrition rate of women has dramatically slowed. In this paper, we will discuss the AGI data, the program instituted by Caltech, possible causes of attrition among populations of Hispanic, and African American males and females, as well as potential programs to address these problems. We will also present, from the nationwide study, data on geoscience departments which have been relatively successful at retaining and graduating ethnic minorities in Earth and Space Sciences. The AGI Report on the Status of [U.S.] Academic Geoscience Departments is available online at the URL listed below.

Alexander, C. J.; Hawthorne, C.; Allen, W. R.; Alvarez, R.; Geisler, J.

2001-05-01

203

Graduation: 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program is a series of interviews and montages on the topic of graduation at all levels: high school, college, graduate, and honorary degrees. Among those interviewed are: Caroline Bird, author of "The Case Against College"; Judith Harrison, Maureen Smith, and Frank Meta, graduates; Roy Forbes, Director of the National Assessment of…

George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.

204

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

205

NASA Occupational Health Program FY98 Self-Assessment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA Functional Management Review process requires that each NASA Center conduct self-assessments of each functional area. Self-Assessments were completed in June 1998 and results were presented during this conference session. During FY 97 NASA Occupational Health Assessment Team activities, a decision was made to refine the NASA Self-Assessment Process. NASA Centers were involved in the ISO registration process at that time and wanted to use the management systems approach to evaluate their occupational health programs. This approach appeared to be more consistent with NASA's management philosophy and would likely confer status needed by Senior Agency Management for the program. During FY 98 the Agency Occupational Health Program Office developed a revised self-assessment methodology based on the Occupational Health and Safety Management System developed by the American Industrial Hygiene Association. This process was distributed to NASA Centers in March 1998 and completed in June 1998. The Center Self Assessment data will provide an essential baseline on the status of OHP management processes at NASA Centers. That baseline will be presented to Enterprise Associate Administrators and DASHO on September 22, 1998 and used as a basis for discussion during FY 99 visits to NASA Centers. The process surfaced several key management system elements warranting further support from the Lead Center. Input and feedback from NASA Centers will be essential to defining and refining future self assessment efforts.

Brisbin, Steven G.

1999-01-01

206

Developing space occupancy - Perspectives on NASA future space program planning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Potential future manned space flight missions for the time after the development of the space transportation system with the space shuttle are considered, taking into account a sequence of activities concerning a gradually increasing penetration of space by man. The activities are related to the permanent occupancy of near-earth space, the permanent occupancy of near-moon space, the full self-sufficiency of man in earth-moon space, and the permanent occupancy of heliocentric space. Attention is given to Mars orbiting stations, the exploration of the asteroids, comet exploration, planet engineering programs, heliocentric orbit installation, the evolution of the earth orbit space community, space industrialization technology, lunar base development, and evolutionary paths to far-future space endeavors.

Von Puttkamer, J.

1977-01-01

207

Tailoring science education graduate programs to the needs of science educators in low-income countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education graduate programs in high-income countries frequently enroll students from low-income countries. Upon admission these students have profiles of knowledge, skills, and experiences which can be quite different from those of students from the host high-income countries. Upon graduation, they will normally return to work in education systems with conditions which differ greatly from those in high-income countries. This

Vincent N. Lunetta; Euwe van den Berg

1995-01-01

208

Effects of the California graduated driver licensing program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem: On July 1, 1998, in an effort to ameliorate the problem of high teenage driver crash rates, California implemented a graduated driver licensing system (GDLS). Method: Data on injury crashes of 16- and 17-year-old drivers from a pre-GDLS year were compared with data from two post-GDLS years. Per-capita crash rate ratios were adjusted for changes in crash rates of

Thomas M. Rice; Corinne Peek-Asa; Jess F. Kraus

2004-01-01

209

The overqualified Canadian graduate: the role of the academic program in the incidence, persistence, and economic returns to overqualification  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 bachelor’s levels, but not at the master’s level. Graduates who are overqualified shortly

Marc Frenette

2004-01-01

210

Career Choices of Graduates from Washington University's Medical Scientist Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The survey of 148 graduates of the combined M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University (Missouri) found that 95 percent chose to enter residency programs rather than postdoctoral fellowships and 89 percent of those who had completed all training planned to join academic institutions or the National Institutes of Health.…

Frieden, Carl; Fox, Barbara J.

1991-01-01

211

Graduated Driver Licensing in the United States: Evaluation Results from the Early Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Review of graduated driver-licensing (GDL) programs in six states. Concludes that GDL programs are effective in reducing the crash risk of teenage drivers and that the impact of these studies and others to come will guide future research, practice, and policy. (Contains 2 tables and 19 references.) (AUTHOR/WFA)

Shope, Jean T.; Molnar, Lisa J.

2003-01-01

212

Study abroad programs: Using alumni and graduate students as affiliate faculty.  

PubMed

To expand student appreciation of global health and diversity, many schools of nursing offer study abroad programs. However, this type of labor-intensive program can be difficult in light of faculty shortages and constrained resources. The authors discuss how these issues were addressed using alumni and graduate students as affiliate teachers in 3 clinical study abroad settings. PMID:23969748

Palmer, Sheri; Wing, Debra; Miles, Leslie; Heaston, Sondra; de la Cruz, Karen

2013-01-01

213

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

214

An Assessemnt of Graduate Adult Education and Human Resource Development Programs: A U.S. Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to recent changes in the workplace, the workforce and higher education have driven academic programs of adult education (AE) and human resource development (HRD) in the U.S. to become more integrated as part of the mission of institutions of higher education. In this exploratory study, existing graduate programs in AE and HRD in the U.S. were…

Akdere, Mesut; Conceicao, Simone C. O.

2009-01-01

215

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

216

The Civil Engineering Graduate Program at PUC-Rio: A Brazilian Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document discusses the graduate programs in civil engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the oldest Brazilian private university. The report features discussions of faculty member backgrounds, trends in student enrollment, women's participation in the program, degree completion, student origins,…

Romanel, Celso; Filho, Jose Napoleao

217

Graduate Study Programs in the Field of Higher Education; A Brief Guide for Prospective Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief guide is based on a recent survey of the field of higher education and is intended to provide a brief overview of graduate programs in the field for prospective students. This document includes sections on: degrees offered, programs offered, admissions requirements (grade-point average, tests, interviews, transcripts, letters of…

Barak, Robert J.

218

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

219

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

220

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

221

Integrated Occupational Program Social Studies 16 Program of Studies/Curriculum Guide: Interim 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Integrated Occupational Program (I.O.P.) was developed in Alberta, Canada for students who have experienced difficulty in learning. The I.O.P. Social Studies 16 Program, like all I.O.P. curricular documents, has adopted the format of combining the program of studies and the curriculum guide into one document. The following aspects of the…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

222

Remuneration of Graduates, as at 1 July 1994. Legal, Religious, Social Science, Humanities and Related Occupations = Vergoeding van Gegradueerdes, soos op 1 Julie 1994. Regs-, Godsdiens-, Sosiaal- en Verwante Geesteswetenskaplike Beroepe.  

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 a wide range of occupations in the following categories: legal; religious; social science; humanities; and art, sport, and…

Jacobs, Johan

223

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

224

A Contemporary Graduate Program in Communication in Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the masters and doctoral programs offered by West Virginia University (WVU) that focus on communication in instruction for secondary and elementary teachers. Discusses the antecedents of the programs, the beginnings at WVU, the assumptions underlying the programs, and the nature and benefits of each program. (SR)

Richmond, Virginia P.

1989-01-01

225

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. A. Pockalny

2005-01-01

226

Register of Environmental Engineering Graduate Programs. Third Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes the status of environmental engineering programs in the United States and Canada today. The volume contains information on over 70 university programs. Each listing gives a two- or three-paragraph description of the program, institution, etc. In addition, information can be found on admission requirements, degree…

Klosky, Jane C., Ed.

227

Enrollment Projections for Graduate Programs in Library and Information Science and Educational Media in Ohio, 1981-1985+. Alternative Modes for Providing Graduate Education in Librarianship in Ohio. Phase One: Needs Assessment Related Paper Number 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To determine whether present alternatives in library education in Ohio are adequate to the educational demand, a study of potential for graduate programs in library science during the coming decade was conducted as part of the Graduate Education for Libra...

A. R. Rogers M. T. Kim

1981-01-01

228

United States medical school graduate interest in radiology residency programs as depicted by online search tools.  

PubMed

Recent media publications have indicated a tough job market in medical specialty positions for medical school graduates, specifically in the field of radiology. Internet search tools, such as Google Trends, have proved useful in the prediction of certain diseases on the basis of the search volume index for a specific term. The authors hypothesized that online search tools might be useful in the prediction of US medical school graduates' interest in residency positions in radiology. Google Trends indicated an increase over time in searches for "radiology salary" and a decrease over time in searches for "radiology residency." National Resident Matching Program results for diagnostic radiology showed an increase from 2004 to 2009 in the percentage of US graduates entering radiology but a dramatic drop from 2010 to 2013. This occurred even while the total number of US graduates active in the National Resident Matching Program increased. This finding might have been foretold on the basis of online query result trends. Online search data may be a useful insight into the interests of US medical school graduates and may be predictive of unfilled radiology residency positions and eventual increased shortages of community radiologists coming from US medical schools. PMID:24120904

Haney, Nora M; Kinsella, Stuart D; Morey, José M

2014-02-01

229

Occupational health nursing in Brazil: exploring the world through international occupational health programs.  

PubMed

1. Brazil's recent industrialization has led to the recognition of occupational health nursing as an important, emerging field. 2. Major occupational health concerns in Brazil include occupational illness and accidents, slavery, and child labor. 3. Legislation must be reformed to allow for the expansion of occupational health practice to include preventive measures as well as the assistance measures currently seen in Brazilian occupational health. PMID:16122138

Marziale, Maria Helena; Hong, OiSaeng

2005-08-01

230

EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS AND PLANNING FOR GIFTED STUDENTS--SELECTED PAPERS FROM GRADUATE LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM ON THE GIFTED.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

SEVEN ARTICLES FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN CONSIDER THE GIFTED CHILD. THE FIRST ARTICLE, "LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR THE GIFTED--A GRADUATE PROGRAM," IS BY J.J. GALLAGHER, DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM. SIX RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PAPERS BY GRADUATE STUDENTS FOLLOW--"THE VARIABLE OF RACE, SEX AND INTELLIGENCE RELATED TO SOCIAL…

GALLAGHER, JAMES J.; AND OTHERS

231

Definition of "Rural" Determines the Placement Outcomes of a Rural Medical Education Program: Analysis of Jichi Medical University Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To show the impact of changing the definition of what is "rural" on the outcomes of a rural medical education program. Methods: A cross-sectional sample of 643 graduates under obligatory rural service and 1,699 graduates after serving their obligation, all from Jichi Medical University (JMU), a binding rural education program in Japan,…

Matsumoto, Masatoshi; Inoue, Kazuo; Kajii, Eiji

2010-01-01

232

Preparing a 21st Century Workforce for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics: Descriptive Outcomes of the Graduate Research Traineeship (GRT) Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes the 1998 reporting year data on the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Graduate Research Traineeship (GRT) program. The GRT program supports the research and education of talented students pursuing graduate degrees in critical and emerging areas of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) and SMET…

Brizius, Martine G.; Luckey, Heather B.

233

A Study of Participant-Perceived Quality of Courses and FELE Relevance in a Florida Graduate Educational Leadership Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fifteen people recently graduated from a state-approved educational leadership program, K-12 School Administration specialization track, and sat for the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE). Six of the fifteen graduates successfully completed a survey ranking courses in the program relative to their relevancy to the FELE. They also…

Moffett, David

2005-01-01

234

Careers Chosen by Graduates of a Major Pediatrics Residency Program, 1974-1986.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data on 270 graduates of the Boston (Massachusetts) Children's Hospital's pediatric residency program during 1974-86 indicate an unusually high percentage (66 percent) in academic pediatrics careers, 31 percent in pediatrics practice, and 3 percent in other professional activities. The percentage of women increased steadily, from 30-39 percent,…

Lovejoy, Frederick H.; Nathan, David G.

1992-01-01

235

Sense of Community within a Fully Online Program: Perspectives of Graduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed-method study investigates distance education students' desire to interact and the support for community building available to them at a department-wide level in a graduate-level instructional systems technology program. Distance education students' interactions are compared to those of the department's residential students. A modified…

Exter, Marisa E.; Korkmaz, Nilufer; Harlin, Nichole M.; Bichelmeyer, Barbara A.

2009-01-01

236

Practitioner Evaluation of a Clinical Pharmacy Program One Year After Graduation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy clinical program consists of one full-time semester equally divided between community and institutional externships conducted in teaching hospitals and with registered pharmacist preceptors, respectively. The questionnaire used to survey graduates is appended. (LBH)

Smith, Michey C.; And Others

1977-01-01

237

Cognitive and noncognitive variables that predict Florida community college radiography program graduates' success on the Registry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the predictive merits of selected cognitive and noncognitive variables on the national Registry exam pass rate using 2008 graduates (n = 175) from community college radiography programs in Florida. The independent variables included two GPAs, final grades in five radiography courses, self-efficacy, and social support. The dependent variable was the first-attempt results on the national Registry exam.

Gregory J Ferenchak

2009-01-01

238

Perceptions and Practices of Graduates of Combined Family Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Programs: A Nationwide Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The authors evaluate the current practices and perceptions of graduates of combined family medicine-psychiatry residency programs in the following areas: preparation for practice, boundary formation, and integration of skills sets. Method: The authors conducted an electronic cross-sectional survey of all nationwide combined family…

Warner, Christopher H.; Morganstein, Joshua; Rachal, James; Lacy, Timothy

2007-01-01

239

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 teacher…

Peckham, Rachel

2011-01-01

240

Effective Management and Operation of Graduate Programs in Colleges of Pharmacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Management strategy and policy adapted at the University of Illinois at the Medical Center are described in terms of: faculty teaching vs. research time; faculty effectiveness and productivity; committee meetings; morale; departmental funds for research; expectations from graduate students; student recruitment; and program implementation. (LBH)

Farnsworth, Norman R.

1977-01-01

241

Curriculum for Graduate Program to Prepare Vocational Education Curriculum Specialists (VECS). Installation Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assist in implementation of an eight-module graduate curriculum to prepare specialists in vocational education curriculum development, this guide provides direction for utilization of the accompanying competency-based modules. Included are a statement of the nature of the vocational curriculum specialist advanced level training program

Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.

242

Lessons Learned from the Delivery of a Graduate Business Degree Program Utilizing Interactive Television.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interviews with 3 distance education administrators, 9 faculty, and 24 students who used the Iowa Communications Network for graduate study identified the following: need for well-articulated policy, value of financial incentives, benefits of institutional cooperation, importance of a student orientation program and faculty training, and use of…

Westbrook, Thomas S.; Moon, Donald K.

1997-01-01

243

Evaluating Navy's Funded Graduate Education Program: A Return-on-Investment Framework. Monograph  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The U.S. military services send officers to graduate schools each year to pursue advanced degrees, primarily to fill billet requirements later. This can be costly, including such things as tuition, housing, and pay but also the opportunity cost of the officer not filling an operational billet. Participation in such a program incurs specific…

Kamarck, Kristy N.; Thie, Harry J.; Adelson, Marisa; Krull, Heather

2010-01-01

244

How Valid are Scholars' Departmental Rating Models for Assessing the Quality of Graduate Programs?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using aggregated data from each of four classical rankings of graduate programs in U.S. universities, it was found that the rankings of institutions in separate studies correlate significantly with each other and the results from the SDR model correlate significantly with the objective measures of academic honors, basic research, and research and…

Hensley, Oliver D.

1980-01-01

245

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.

246

Admission and Graduation Requirements for Special Education Doctoral Programs at 20 Top American Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quantitative analysis of the admissions and graduation requirements guidelines of the special education doctoral programs at 20 top American universities was conducted. Admission requirements typically include an application fee, previous coursework GPA, previous field experience, GRE scores, TOEFL scores, professional writing sample(s), and…

Walker, Gabriela

2009-01-01

247

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

248

High Noon for Texas Education: Mexican American Border Colleges Seek Graduate Programs and Funding Equity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent litigation charges that the state of Texas has not served Mexican Americans or African Americans equitably throughout the state and has failed to invest equitably in border colleges, perpetuating discrimination against Mexican Americans. Graduate programs are demanded in border institutions. (MSE)

Rodriguez, Roberto

1993-01-01

249

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

250

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

251

Cooperative NASA-Old Dominion Universtiy Graduate Study and Research Program in Aeronautics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a program at Old Dominion University (ODU) which engages qualified graduate students in a professional research/design experience while simultaneously providing the academic environment for full-time study. During the two years, students are provided a stipend and tuition expenses under a study grant from the National…

Roberts, A. Sidney, Jr.

252

The strength of graduated drivers license programs and fatalities among teen drivers and passengers  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectivesThe purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of differentially stringent graduated drivers license programs on teen driver fatalities, day-time and night-time teen driver fatalities, fatalities of teen drivers with passengers present, and fatalities among teen passengers.

Michael A. Morrisey; David C. Grabowski; Thomas S. Dee; Christine Campbell

2006-01-01

253

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

254

A Fresh Look at Graduate Programs in Teacher Leadership in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher leadership has been studied in the United States for 30 years, but less is known about American graduate programs that purport to prepare teacher leaders. Furthermore, the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 prompted a closer look at teacher effectiveness, which then shifted the definition of teacher leadership and caused some…

Leonard, Jack; Petta, Katherine; Porter, Christina

2012-01-01

255

The New Breed of Graduate Programs: Preparing for the Changing Market.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current recessionary market has destabilized national hiring practices in the fields of literature and composition in the United States. Some predict a growth in academic openings in the next several years, but the trend is a shrinking of the job market. In response, graduate programs may need to return to the basics of teaching writing and…

Hellwig, Harold A.

256

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

257

Guidelines for Gay\\/Lesbian\\/Bisexual-Affirmative Educational Practices in Graduate Psychology Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

How can professional psychology graduate programs foster gay\\/lesbian\\/bisexual (GLB)-affirmative educational practices? In this article, we develop and make recommendations on such practices with respect to (a) institutional climate and support and (b) education about GLB issues. We find that there is a relationship between the institutional climate and the quality of education about GLB issues; it thus behooves programs and

Maryka Biaggio; Sue Orchard; Jane Larson; Kelly Petrino; Roberta Mihara

2003-01-01

258

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

259

Designing post-graduate Master's degree programs: the advanced training program in Dental Functional Analysis and Therapy as one example  

PubMed Central

Introduction: The decision to consolidate European higher education was reached by the Bologna Conference. Based on the Anglo-American system, a two-cycle degree program (Bachelor and Master) has been introduced. Subjects culminating in a state examination, such as Medicine and Dentistry, were excluded from this reform. Since the state examination is already comparable in its caliber to a Master’s degree in Medicine or Dentistry, only advanced Master’s degree programs with post-graduate specializations come into consideration for these subjects. In the field of dentistry numerous post-graduate study programs are increasingly coming into existence. Many different models and approaches are being pursued. Method: Since the 2004-2005 winter semester, the University of Greifswald has offered the Master’s degree program in Dental Functional Analysis and Therapy. Two and a half years in duration, this program is structured to allow program participation while working and targets licensed dentists who wish to attain certified skills for the future in state-of-the-art functional analysis and therapy. Aim: The design of this post-graduate program and the initial results of the evaluation by alumni are presented here. Conclusion: Our experiences show that the conceptual idea of an advanced Master’s program has proved successful. The program covers a specialty which leads to increased confidence in handling challenging patient cases. The sharing of experiences among colleagues was evaluated as being especially important.

Ratzmann, Anja; Ruge, Sebastian; Ostendorf, Kristin; Kordass, Bernd

2014-01-01

260

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

261

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

2010-01-01

262

Career choices of graduates from Washington University's Medical Scientist Training Program.  

PubMed

The Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University has been in existence for 21 years; by 1990, 148 students had completed the program leading to the combined M.D./Ph.D. degree. Of these graduates, most (95%) chose to enter residency programs rather than postdoctoral fellowships. Of the 72 who had completed their residencies or postdoctoral training by 1990, the vast majority (89%) reported that they were returning to academic institutions or the National Institutes of Health. Those in academic institutions were primarily in clinical departments, with medicine being the first choice. Most said they were devoting much of their time to basic research. These graduates were progressing rapidly into tenured positions and appear to have been well funded. PMID:1997027

Frieden, C; Fox, B J

1991-03-01

263

Directory of Health Occupations Education Programs in Florida: 1974-75.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1974-75 Directory of Health Occupations Education Programs in Florida provides a comprehensive listing of programs including administrators and instructors in the secondary schools, area vocational-technical centers, technical institutes, and community colleges. District schools offering programs in health occupations education are listed on…

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

264

NPS CISR Graduate Program in INFOSEC: Six Years of Experience.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Information Systems Security 'INFOSEC' Studies and Research 'NPS CISR' is developing a comprehensive program in INFOSEC education and research that can become a resource for DoN/DoD and U.S Government in terms of e...

C. E. Irvine D. F. Warren P. C. Clark

1997-01-01

265

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

266

Perspectives of Online Graduate Preparation Programs for Student Affairs Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory research study utilized qualitative and quantitative research methods to determine how midlevel student affairs professionals perceive online education for preparation in the field. The participants noted that they do not perceive online education as equivalent to master's degree preparation programs for student affairs…

Connolly, Sara; Diepenbrock, Amy

2011-01-01

267

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

268

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

2005-01-01

269

An Exploratory Study of Programming for Occupational Education in the Pamlico Educational System: Occupational Education Research Project Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research is presented exploring the individual programing practices at both Pamlico High School and Pamlico Technical Institute, Pamlico County, North Carolina and possible means by which the two institutions could better coordinate articulation of their occupational education program activities. The two institutions offer the only available…

Warren, Donald R.; Way, Harold N.

270

An Evaluation of the Industrial Arts Teacher Education Program at Black Hills State College by the Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of this study was to evaluate the importance of the basic elements of the courses taught in the industrial arts teacher education program at Black Hills State College. Another purpose was to obtain data relative to the status and geographic location of the graduates. A list of 86 graduates who majored in industrial arts from 1960…

Edwards, Leonard D.

271

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

272

A Follow-Up Study of Graduates' and Employers' Opinions of a Cooperating Training Program. Research Study No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interviews collected information from 135 graduates of the trades and industrial cooperative education training program, and 30 employers in Des Moines, Iowa, to appraise the effectiveness of training in relation to post high school employment. Graduates and employers commented on the value of core area training, school counseling, and different…

Tuttle, David Chester

273

The Employers III: A Survey of Employers Who Have Hired Career Program Graduates of Montgomery Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a student follow-up system, a survey was conducted of employers of 1975 career program graduates of Montgomery Community College (MCC). The survey was designed to elicit responses in three major areas: the value of an associate degree in the working world, an evaluation of job preparation given to MCC graduates, and suggestions for…

Gell, Robert L.; And Others

274

Relationship between Credit Recovery Programs and Graduation Rates for At-Risk Students on the Navajo Indian Reservation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Low graduation rates of high school students are a problem for the Native American community. One possible solution for low graduation rates is a credit recovery program that may assist Native American students to recover credit not earned in their early high school years. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a credit…

Fahey, John M.

2010-01-01

275

Facilitating student retention in online graduate nursing education programs: a review of the literature.  

PubMed

Online education, a form of distance education, provides students with opportunities to engage in lifelong learning without the restrictions of time and space. However, while this approach meets the needs of employed nursing professionals, it poses some challenges for educators. Student retention is one such challenge. Student retention rates serve as measures of program quality and are reported to accrediting bodies. Therefore, it is imperative that administrators and program faculty implement comprehensive programs to ensure student retention. This review of the literature was designed to identify strategies to improve student retention in online graduate nursing education programs. The review includes 23 articles that address models, research, and best practices supported in nursing and higher education. The findings indicate that student retention in online programs is a multidimensional problem requiring a multifaceted approach. Recommendations for facilitating retention in online nursing programs include ensuring social presence and program and course quality, and attentiveness to individual student characteristics. PMID:24529796

Gazza, Elizabeth A; Hunker, Diane F

2014-07-01

276

Careers of Graduates of Combined Emergency Medicine\\/Internal Medicine Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1991, the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine changed their credentialing re- quirements to recognize training common to both disci- plines. This allowed the formation of a five-year track for dual board eligibility. From 1995 to 1998, 28 physi- cians graduated from eight emergency medicine\\/inter- nal medicine (EM\\/IM) programs. This study was an analysis of career outcomes

Eric D. Katz; Joel T. Katz

2002-01-01

277

Michigan's graduated driver licensing program: Evaluation of the first four years  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: To evaluate the four-year outcome of Michigan's graduated driver licensing (GDL) program, motor-vehicle crash data for 16-year-old drivers in 1996 (pre-GDL), and 1998-2001 (post-GDL) were analyzed. Method: Relative risks and 95% confidence intervals for several crash types were computed, and pre-post-GDL population-based crash rates were compared. Reductions in crash risks among 16-year-olds previously found in 1998 and 1999 were

Jean T. Shope; Lisa J. Molnar

2004-01-01

278

42 CFR 9.10 - Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP) and biosafety requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...How are employee Occupational Health and Safety Program risks and...assure that an Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP...current accepted practices and publications prepared by the CDC, NIH...staff is fully aware of the health condition of the arriving...

2013-10-01

279

Effects of an Occupational Therapy Program on Functional Outcomes in Older Stroke Patients  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: During the last decade, occupational therapy has gained increasing importance as component of the rehabilitation programs in disabled patients. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of occupational therapy programs in patients with a recent stroke. Methods: We selected all patients with a primary diagnosis of ischemic stroke (n = 50) consecutively admitted to the two post-acute Geriatric Rehabilitation Units (CEMI

Francesco Landi; Matteo Cesari; Graziano Onder; Alessia Tafani; Valentina Zamboni; Alberto Cocchi

2006-01-01

280

Community College Noncredit Occupational Programming: A Study of State Policies and Funding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study inventoried state policies and regulations on and financial support for noncredit occupational programming offered by community colleges. Information collected from state- and community college-level administrators and Web-based searches is organized by a range of issues related to noncredit occupational programming and funding, such as…

Oleksiw, Catherine A.; Kremidas, Chloe C.; Johnson-Lewis, Mark; Lekes, Natasha

2007-01-01

281

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 rehabilitation…

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

2011-01-01

282

Factors Associated with Student Stress in the U.S. Army - Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study defined the relationship of environmental factors, individual characteristics, and the levels of stress during the US Army - Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration. The students were administered several measurement in...

M. R. Watson

1986-01-01

283

Analysis of Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program (DEP) Attrition by High School Graduates and High School Seniors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study investigates the effects of personal background characteristics on USMC Delayed Entry Program (DEP) attrition for high school senior and high school graduate recruits and recommends policy changes to decrease DEP attrition rates. Logistic regre...

M. S. Baykiz

2007-01-01

284

A Four-Year Follow-Up Study of the One Hundred Eleven Graduates--Class of "68" of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The second four-year follow-up study of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program was made to determine the effectiveness of the program in terms of the financial, social, or personal gains of the graduates. The study concerns the graduating class of 1968 (111 graduates) fairly evenly distributed as to sex (40% men and 60%…

Gran, James R.

285

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.

286

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

287

New Occupations Demonstration. Conducted with Gouverneur Health Services Program of Beth Israel Hospital.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The New Health Occupations Program is being conducted by Mobilization For Youth in cooperation with Gouverneur Health Services Program of Beth Israel Medical Center under joint funding by the Office of Evaluations and Research and the Office of Economic O...

A. S. Vogel

1967-01-01

288

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

2011-02-01

289

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

290

The national post-baccalaureate graduate nurse residency program: a model for excellence in transition to practice.  

PubMed

The Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) of the University HealthSystems Consortium (UHC) of Academic Hospitals desired to increase the numbers of baccalaureate graduate nurses hired by their facilities and provide a more consistent, uniform transition into practice for these graduate nurses. A partnership between the UHC CNOs and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) led to establishing a National Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Nurse Residency Program. The structure, curriculum, and outcomes measures were developed and the program was implemented, with growth from six original pilot sites to 34 academic hospitals. Outcomes from the first year of program operation at these six sites show a high rate of retention, decreased stress by graduate nurses over time, improved organization and prioritization of care, and increased satisfaction in the first year of practice. PMID:16885686

Krugman, Mary; Bretschneider, Joan; Horn, Phyllis B; Krsek, Cathleen A; Moutafis, Roxanne A; Smith, Marion Oare

2006-01-01

291

Education, Occupation and Career Expectations: Determinants of the Gender Pay Gap for UK Graduates. CEE DP 69  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A large proportion of the gender wage gap is usually left unexplained. In this paper, we investigate whether the unexplained component is due to misspecification. Using a sample of recent UK graduates, we introduce variables on career expectations and character traits, variables that are typically not observed. The evidence indicates that women…

Chevalier, Arnaud

2006-01-01

292

Comparative study of an externship program versus a corporate-academic cooperation program for enhancing nursing competence of graduating students  

PubMed Central

Background New graduates report intense stress during the transition from school to their first work settings. Managing this transition is important to reduce turnover rates. This study compared the effects of an externship program and a corporate-academic cooperation program on enhancing junior college students’ nursing competence and retention rates in the first 3 months and 1 year of initial employment. Methods This two-phase study adopted a pretest and posttest quasi-experimental design. All participants were graduating students drawn from a 5-year junior nursing college in Taiwan. There were 19 and 24 students who participated in the phase I externship program and phase II corporate-academic cooperation program, respectively. The nursing competence of the students had to be evaluated by mentors within 48 hours of practicum training and after practicum training. The retention rate was also surveyed at 3 months and 1 year after beginning employment. Results Students who participated in the corporate-academic cooperation program achieved a statistically significant improvement in nursing competence and retention rates relative to those who participated in the externship program (p < 0.01 and p < 0.05, respectively). Conclusions The corporate-academic cooperation program facilitates the transition of junior college nursing students into independent staff nurses, enhances their nursing competence, and boosts retention rates.

2013-01-01

293

United States Air Force Summer Research Program 1991. Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Reports. Volume 7. Phillips Laboratory, Civil Engineering Laboratory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program was started in 1982 as an adjunct to the SFRP. Its objectives are to permit graduate students to participate in research under the direction of a faculty member at an Air Force laboratory; stimulate professional association among graduate stu...

G. Moore

1992-01-01

294

United States Air Force Summer Research Program 1991. Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Reports. Volume 8. Rome Laboratory, Arnold Engineering Development Center, F. J. Seiler Research Laboratory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program was started in 1982 as an adjunct to the SFRP. Its objectives are to permit graduate students to participate in research under the direction of a faculty member at an Air Force laboratory; stimulate professional association among graduate stu...

G. Moore

1992-01-01

295

United States Air Force Summer Research Program 1991. Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Reports. Volume 6. Armstrong Laboratory, Wilford Hall Medical Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This program was started in 1982 as an adjunct to the SFRP. Its objectives are to permit graduate students to participate in research under the direction of a faculty member at an Air Force laboratory; stimulate professional association among graduate stu...

G. Moore

1992-01-01

296

The professional socialization of graduating students in generic and two-plus-two baccalaureate completion nursing programs.  

PubMed

This non-experimental, descriptive study explored the differences in professional socialization between graduating students of two-plus-two baccalaureate completion nursing programs and generic baccalaureate nursing (BSN) programs. The survey population was graduating students from NLN-accredited baccalaureate nursing programs in a 15-state region. Autonomy, noted as a mark of professionalism, was measured by the Nursing Activity Scale developed by Schutzenhofer. No significant difference was found between the level of professional socialization of graduating students of two-plus-two baccalaureate completion nursing programs and generic BSN programs. No significant difference was found in professional socialization between students from the two basic RN education programs prior to BSN completion. A positive, but not significant, correlation was found between professional socialization and years of employment as an RN. No significant relationship was found between professional role socialization and area of major nursing experience for the baccalaureate completion nursing students. PMID:15344370

Clark, Connie L

2004-08-01

297

Evaluation of an online continuing education program from the perspective of new graduate nurses.  

PubMed

The aim of this study is to evaluate the online continuing education program from the perspectives of new graduate nurses. An evaluation framework includes five factors (program and course structure, course materials, technology, support services and assessment). In this study, descriptive research methods were used. Participants of the study included 2.365 registered nurses enrolled in the first online nursing bachelor completion degree program in the country. Data were collected by survey. The findings indicated that students were mostly satisfied with this program. The results of this study suggest that well designed asynchronous online education methods can be effective and appropriate for registered nurses. However, the provision of effective support and technological infrastructure is as vital as the quality of teaching for online learners. PMID:24080268

Karaman, Selcuk; Kucuk, Sevda; Aydemir, Melike

2014-05-01

298

An Assessment of Changes in Affiliations in Public Affairs Organizations Among Graduates of Four Intensive Leadership Development Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intensive leadership development programs in Pennsylvania, Michigan California, and Montana positively affected the participation of program graduates in public affairs organizations. The programs, begun in 1965, and designed to prepare young men and women from rural areas for more effective leadership in agricultural and public affairs, consisted…

Howell, Robert E.; Weir, Ivan L.

299

Career pathways of graduates of general surgery residency programs: an analysis of graduates from 1983 to 1990  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND:Approximately 1,000 individuals complete graduate surgical education in general surgery each year. Their subsequent career pathways have not been described but may have relevance to the supply of general surgeons available to provide a broad range of surgical care to the population of the USA.STUDY DESIGN:Data for this study were obtained from the American College of Surgeons’s Surgery Resident Masterfile,

Francis Kwakwa; Thomas W Biester; Wallace P Ritchie; Olga Jonasson

2002-01-01

300

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.

301

Non-Occupational Exposure to Asbestos in Buildings: A Practical Risk Management Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current federal 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 the potential to release

JEFFREY MARK PAULL; MORTON CORN; PETER S. J. LEES; PATRICK N. BREYSSE

1986-01-01

302

The self-programming thermostat: optimizing setback schedules based on home occupancy patterns  

Microsoft Academic Search

Programmable thermostats offer large potential energy savings without sacrificing comfort, but only if setback schedules are defined correctly. We present the concept of a self-programming thermostat that automatically creates an optimal setback schedule by sensing the occupancy statistics of a home. The system monitors occupancy using simple sensors in the home, similar to those already used in typical security systems,

Ge Gao; Kamin Whitehouse

2009-01-01

303

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

304

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

305

Predictors of student success in the US Army Graduate Program In Anesthesia Nursing.  

PubMed

The primary objective of this research was to identify cognitive and noncognitive factors that may predict student success in the US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing. Second, the results of this study will help identify students possibly at risk for failure so that interventional measures can be developed and implemented to promote success and reduce attrition. Participants in this 3-year longitudinal, nonexperimental, prospective, descriptive study were 42 students. Cognitive and noncognitive assessment tools were used to identify predictors of success. The measure of success was defined as graduation from the program and withdrawal or relief as nonsuccess. All data were analyzed using logistic regression. Results were considered statistically significant at a P value of .05 or less. Only 2 noncognitive factors, locus of control and trait anxiety, were statistically significant such that students with a more external locus of control and lower trait anxiety were more likely to succeed (-2 log likelihood of 33.83; overall P = .012). The findings suggest that locus of control and trait anxiety may be the most predictive indicators of success in the program. Furthermore, our findings support that noncognitive factors may be as vital as cognitive factors in predicting academic success. PMID:17966677

Hulse, Joseph A; Chenowith, Thomas; Lebedovych, Linda; Dickinson, Paul; Cavanaugh, Georgia Brett; Garrett, Normalynn

2007-10-01

306

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

307

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

308

Is VET Vocational? The Relevance of Training to the Occupations of Vocational Education and Training Graduates. Occasional Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the issue of how vocational education and training (VET) is actually used in the labour market, in particular the match between what people study and the jobs they get. This match is pretty poor in most occupational groups with the exception of the trades. However, the paper concludes that the mismatch reflects the generic…

Karmel, Tom; Mlotkowski, Peter; Awodeyi, Tomi

2008-01-01

309

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

310

Safe patient handling curriculum in occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs: A descriptive study of school curriculum within the United States of America.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to identify safe patient handling (SPH) curricular content in accredited occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs in the United States of America. A survey was emailed to 155 accredited occupational therapy and 137 accredited occupational therapy assistant programs. With a 39% response rate, most programs addressed SPH curricula by including lectures and lab-based experiences with gait belts, slide boards, and manual transfers while stressing ‘safe’ body mechanics. There were limited responses regarding curricular-based hands-on experience, evaluation of sit-to-stand lifts, how to safely transfer bariatric persons, and information on “no-lift” policies. While occupational therapists have a central role in teaching SPH to caregivers, it is important to enhance SPH curricula to reduce exposure to musculoskeletal risk, thereby, increasing the health and safety of the occupational therapy workforce as well those whom the profession serves. PMID:22741190

Slusser, Lisa R; Rice, Martin S; Miller, Barbara Kopp

2012-01-01

311

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

312

Study of the Integration of Military Personnel into the Fort Gordon Occupational Health Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives of the Army Occupational Health Program at Fort Gordon are: Insure all eligible personnel are physically, mentally and psychologically suited to their work at the time of assignment, and that physical and mental health are maintained during...

J. E. Voss

1980-01-01

313

Evaluation and Space Programming Methodology Series. 6. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, and Audiology Departments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of this document is to present a methodology and criteria to evaluate and program space for the physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and audiology facilities in a hospital. The methodology assumes that a detailed functional...

1978-01-01

314

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

315

75 FR 71737 - Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as Amended  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Office of Workers' Compensation Programs Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation...revision of listing of covered Department of Energy facilities...is publishing a list of Department of Energy (DOE) facilities covered under the...

2010-11-24

316

Randomized controlled trial of graduate-to-undergraduate student mentoring program.  

PubMed

This randomized controlled trial evaluated the effects of graduate-to-undergraduate student mentoring on anxiety, self-efficacy, academic performance, and satisfaction with nursing as a career choice among students enrolled in a nursing fundamentals course during the first semester of a baccalaureate nursing program. The nursing students assigned to the experimental group received up to 20 hours of mentoring by registered nurses who were enrolled in a graduate nursing program at the same university. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Baccalaureate Student Self-efficacy Questionnaire, nursing fundamentals course performance scores, and satisfaction with nursing as a career choice were measured. One-way analysis of covariance was used for data analysis. The experimental group (n = 34) had lower trait anxiety (P = .01), higher academic performance (P = .04) and satisfaction with nursing as a career choice (P = .002) at the end of the semester compared with the control group (n = 17). There were no statistically significant differences in state anxiety and self-efficacy between two groups. Mentoring by experienced nurses appears to reduce anxiety, foster academic success, and enhance professional satisfaction among beginning nursing students. PMID:24267940

Kim, Son Chae; Oliveri, Dee; Riingen, Michelle; Taylor, Barbara; Rankin, Larry

2013-01-01

317

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

318

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.

319

Affirmative Action in the Quality of Higher Education: The Voices of Graduates of the University for All Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is an overview of a doctoral dissertation which presents statements from graduates of the University for All Program (PROUNI) from a non-profit Brazilian university, who were admitted to university through this program. The methodology used was qualitative with a focus on textual analysis. The objective is to identify the outcomes…

Felicetti, Vera Lucia; Morosini, Marilia Costa; Somers, Patricia

2013-01-01

320

Preparing New Professionals: Lessons for Graduate Preparation Programs from the National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs  

Microsoft Academic Search

of graduate programs in preparing master's candidates for the transition to—not just for the work of—student affairs administration is little under stood. In this article, we present findings from the National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs (NSNPSA) that answer the question: From the perspective of new profes sionals, in what areas should master's programs in higher education and

Kristen A. Renn; Eric R. Jessup-Anger

2008-01-01

321

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

322

Content, Conciousness, and Colleagues: Emerging Themes from a Program Evaluation of Graduate Student Progress toward Multidisciplinary Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multidisciplinary education attempts to produce individuals with new capacities to address the problems of an increasingly interconnected world. Although these programs are often exciting, descriptions of optimal design and measures of success are few. Emerging evaluation results from one multidisciplinary graduate training program provide…

Kusmierek, Kristin N.; Piontek, Mary

323

Survey of Graduates of the British Columbia Pharmacy Practice Residency Programs, 1973-2009  

PubMed Central

Background: The Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Residency Board (CHPRB) first introduced accreditation standards to guide the development and maintenance of pharmacy residency programs in the 1970s. These standards have evolved over the years, including a comprehensive revision in 1998. Ongoing quality assessment of residency training is necessary to identify areas for improvement and to ensure that residency training keeps pace with continual changes in pharmacists’ roles. Objective: To characterize the practices of graduates of the British Columbia Pharmacy Practice Residency Programs (BCPPRPs), to review the effect of residency training on their careers, and to assess whether the BCPPRPs achieved their educational goals with respect to the 2010 CHPRB accreditation standards. Methods: An 18-question electronic survey was sent by e-mail to all graduates of the BCPPRPs from inception in 1973 to 2009. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected, so descriptive, narrative, and formal mixed-methods approaches were used for the analysis. Results: Of the estimated 490 graduates, 144 (29%) completed the survey. About 95% of respondents (125 of 131) agreed that the BCPPRPs had adequately prepared them for a career in hospital pharmacy practice. A majority strongly or somewhat agreed that their respective programs had allowed them to aquire all core competencies. There was less agreement about the achievement of project management and leadership skills. Analysis of these results by eras (specifically, before and after the 1998 revision of the CHPRB accreditation standards) showed statistically significant improvements in achievement for 2 of the educational outcomes, “providing evidence-based direct patient care as a member of an inter-professional team” (p = 0.001) and “adequate training in literature appraisal” (p = 0.005). Conclusions: A majority of respondents recognized that their residency program had a substantial impact on their hospital pharmacy careers, especially in terms of developing direct patient care skills. The 2010 standards have introduced a specific outcome related to leadership skills. These results indicate that both the CHPRB and specific residency programs would benefit from discussions clarifying outcomes related to project management skills.

Buna, Donna K; McGloin, Rumi; Loewen, Peter S; Thornhill, Aleisha K; Dillon, Edward D; Hawkes, Jennifer

2011-01-01

324

Employers of Graduates Study, 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted by Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), in North Carolina, to determine the perceptions of employers of CPCC graduates regarding the graduates' level of preparation. Questionnaires were sent to 160 employers who had CPCC graduates in positions related to their graduates' academic programs and for whom graduates had…

Central Piedmont Community Coll., Charlotte, NC. Dept. of Planning and Research.

325

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

326

BraX-Ray: an X-ray of the Brazilian computer science graduate programs.  

PubMed

Research productivity assessment is increasingly relevant for allocation of research funds. On one hand, this assessment is challenging because it involves both qualitative and quantitative analysis of several characteristics, most of them subjective in nature. On the other hand, current tools and academic social networks make bibliometric data web-available to everyone for free. Those tools, especially when combined with other data, are able to create a rich environment from which information on research productivity can be extracted. In this context, our work aims at characterizing the Brazilian Computer Science graduate programs and the relationship among themselves. We (i) present views of the programs from different perspectives, (ii) rank the programs according to each perspective and a combination of them, (iii) show correlation between assessment metrics, (iv) discuss how programs relate to another, and (v) infer aspects that boost programs' research productivity. The results indicate that programs with a higher insertion in the coauthorship network topology also possess a higher research productivity between 2004 and 2009. PMID:24728179

Digiampietri, Luciano A; Mena-Chalco, Jesús P; Vaz de Melo, Pedro O S; Malheiro, Ana P R; Meira, Dânia N O; Franco, Laryssa F; Oliveira, Leonardo B

2014-01-01

327

BraX-Ray: An X-Ray of the Brazilian Computer Science Graduate Programs  

PubMed Central

Research productivity assessment is increasingly relevant for allocation of research funds. On one hand, this assessment is challenging because it involves both qualitative and quantitative analysis of several characteristics, most of them subjective in nature. On the other hand, current tools and academic social networks make bibliometric data web-available to everyone for free. Those tools, especially when combined with other data, are able to create a rich environment from which information on research productivity can be extracted. In this context, our work aims at characterizing the Brazilian Computer Science graduate programs and the relationship among themselves. We (i) present views of the programs from different perspectives, (ii) rank the programs according to each perspective and a combination of them, (iii) show correlation between assessment metrics, (iv) discuss how programs relate to another, and (v) infer aspects that boost programs' research productivity. The results indicate that programs with a higher insertion in the coauthorship network topology also possess a higher research productivity between 2004 and 2009.

Digiampietri, Luciano A.; Mena-Chalco, Jesus P.; Vaz de Melo, Pedro O. S.; Malheiro, Ana P. R.; Meira, Dania N. O.; Franco, Laryssa F.; Oliveira, Leonardo B.

2014-01-01

328

Two Computer Programs for Vocational Exploration and Assessment Employing Occupational Aspirations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the development and initial testing of two programs designed to assist in the process of vocational choice. The basis for the programs is a considerable body of research evidence which substantiates that occupational aspirations (expressed choice) is as valid a predictor of a variety of outcome criteria as is any standardized interest inventory. The programs to be

Richard F. Haase

1979-01-01

329

Occupational Choices and Vocational School Selections: Experiences with the Portland WIN Voucher Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a study of a voucher program administered by the Portland Work Incentive Program (WIN). The voucher program was designed to give WIN participants: (1) the freedom to choose their own occupations and vocational training schools; and (2) the responsibility for arranging to enroll in those schools. The primary role of WIN staff members was to…

Dunning, Bruce B.

330

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship Program Technical Conference. Held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina on June 16-17, 1997.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated the Graduate Education Fellowships Program in 1995 as part of the Office of Research and Development's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourag...

1997-01-01

331

77 FR 29647 - Medicare Program; Solicitation for Proposals for the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration--Deadline Extension AGENCY: Centers...Medicare Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration. DATES: Proposals will be considered...training attributable to partner. The Demonstration will include up to five eligible...

2012-05-18

332

Occupational health nursing in South Africa. Enhancing international perspectives.  

PubMed

1. Occupational health care in South Africa has lagged behind that of other countries because it was developed within the context of a fragmented, racist, and conservative legislative framework. This legislation has been improved in recent years. 2. Complex legislation, the demographic profile of workers, mortality and morbidity profiles, occupational injuries and diseases, changes in technology, and poor working conditions are present challenges for occupational health nursing practitioners to provide a comprehensive program for the protection of worker health and safety. 3. Most occupational health services are provided by private sector companies. There is a lack of occupational team members, especially physicians, occupational hygienists, and rehabilitation workers. Occupational health nurses provide primary health care, as well as occupational health care in their clinics. 4. Occupational health nursing has developed into a formally recognized post-graduate specialization, with a strong national professional society and the promotion of research. PMID:12655980

Grainger, Linda; Mitchell, Karen

2003-02-01

333

Proceedings of the 1992 Annual Meeting NASA Occupational Health Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this meeting was to exchange information across NASA facilities that is critical to agency-wide improvement in the efforts to maintain and enhance employee health. The topics covered include the following: occupational medicine, environmental health, physical fitness, and health education.

1993-01-01

334

Teaching Materials for Environmental Related Courses in Agriculture Occupations Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lesson plans were designed to provide the practicing applied biological and agricultural occupations teacher with a series of units setting down a basic foundation in Environmental Education. Nine lesson plans cover (1) ecosystems and agriculture, (2) biotic communities and food chains, (3) energy and nutrient flow, (4) land use and supply,…

Bohning, Kermit B.; Stitt, Thomas R.

335

Syllabus in Medical Assisting: Health Occupations Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents a syllabus which would serve as a guideline for health occupations educators in establishing a course of study for training medical assistants which would meet New York State requirements and be acceptable for State credit. The syllabus is arranged in three columns: (1) minimum acceptable content of study which requires 80…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational and Career Curriculum Development.

336

Anatomy in Occupational Therapy Program Curriculum: Practitioners' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Anatomy education is undergoing significant transformation. It is unknown whether changes are in accordance with occupational therapy (OT) practice needs. The purpose of this pilot study was to survey OT clinicians to determine their perspectives on the value of anatomy in OT curricula, and anatomical knowledge required for practice. In addition…

Schofield, Katherine Anne

2014-01-01

337

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

338

C-MORE Professional Development Training Program for Graduate Students and Post-Docs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) is a National Science Foundation-sponsored Science and Technology Center. C-MORE comprises six partner institutions: University of Hawaii (headquarters), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Oregon State University, University of California at Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. C-MORE's Professional Development Training Program is aimed at equipping graduate students and post-docs at all six institutions with the skills and experiences needed to maximize their potential and succeed in their professional careers. This program is administered through the C-MORE Education Office and was developed in close collaboration with graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. This program has formal but flexible requirements. There is only one required module (Outreach). The seven optional modules include: Science Communication, Leadership, Mentoring, Teaching, Research Exchange, Diversity and Proposal Writing. Masters students choose three optional modules; Ph.D. students and post-docs choose five. Most modules consist of a training component, followed by a practical component. All participants will are expected to complete program evaluations. Below are some examples of program offerings: Science Communication Module In partnership with the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea, C-MORE organized three Science Communication workshops at the University of Hawaii, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These workshops train participants to distill their research into language that is free of jargon and accessible to a general audience. After the training, participants are asked to produce a communication product based on their research, such as a magazine article, press release, podcast or a blog. Diversity Module To date, C-MORE has organized three teleconferences on diversity, attended by participants across the partner institutions. The first conference discussed two papers on racial and gender bias. The second conference examined the MIT gender equity study on faculty salaries. A key "take-home" message is that we all have biases and we need to recognize them in order to ensure fairness. Participants seemed surprised to learn that there is a body of literature of double-blind experiments showing that women have to be significantly better than men to get the same treatment. The most recent (June 2012) teleconference focused on individuals with disabilities, and was facilitated by the University of Hawaii Center for Disability Studies. Following the conferences, students are asked to participate in an event or serve on a committee aimed at broadening participation. For more information on these or other modules of C-MORE's Professional Development Training Program, please visit our web site: http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/grads-postdocs/index.htm

Bruno, B. C.; DeLeo, F.; Bottjer, D.; Jungbluth, S.; Burkhardt, B.; Hawco, N.; Boiteau, R.

2012-12-01

339

Training the Millennial learner through experiential evolutionary scaffolding: implications for clinical supervision in graduate education programs.  

PubMed

They are the Millennials--Generation Y. Over the next few decades, they will be entering genetic counseling graduate training programs and the workforce. As a group, they are unlike previous youth generations in many ways, including the way they learn. Therefore, genetic counselors who teach and supervise need to understand the Millennials and explore new ways of teaching to ensure that the next cohort of genetic counselors has both skills and knowledge to represent our profession well. This paper will summarize the distinguishing traits of the Millennial generation as well as authentic learning and evolutionary scaffolding theories of learning that can enhance teaching and supervision. We will then use specific aspects of case preparation during clinical rotations to demonstrate how incorporating authentic learning theory into evolutionary scaffolding results in experiential evolutionary scaffolding, a method that potentially offers a more effective approach when teaching Millennials. We conclude with suggestions for future research. PMID:20844940

Venne, Vickie L; Coleman, Darrell

2010-12-01

340

South Carolina Technical Education System. Program Evaluation Report, Based on Graduate Data July 1, 1996-June 30, 1997 and Enrollment Data Fall 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report, by the South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education Division of Instruction, allows the individual colleges and the system to examine programs in terms of productivity, job availability of graduates, and placement of graduates. The policies and procedures allow for programs to be phased out when new technology…

South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, Columbia.

341

South Carolina Technical Education System. Program Evaluation Report Based on Graduate Data, July 1, 1994-June 30, 1995, and Enrollment Data, Fall 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared by the South Carolina Technical Education System in compliance with state policies on program review, this 1994-95 annual report presents findings on diploma program productivity in terms of enrollment, number of graduates, the percent of graduates placed in related jobs or continuing their studies full-time, and the continuation or…

South Carolina State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, Columbia.

342

Transition to Adulthood: Outcomes for Graduates of a Non-Degree Post-Secondary Program for Young Adults with Severe Learning Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the outcomes for 140 graduates of the Threshold Program at Lesley University, Massachusetts, a non-degree post-secondary program which aims to help young adults with severe learning disabilities and low-average IQ develop independent living skills. Sixty-nine percent of graduates are living independently and 82 percent are…

Yuan, Frances T.; Reisman, Elaine S.

2000-01-01

343

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

344

Doctoral Students' Experiences and Perceptions of the Graduate Program in Educational Leadership in the Center for Excellence in Education at Northern Arizona University. Focus Group Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was conducted by seven graduate students to investigate their experiences in the Center for Excellence in Education doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University. The purpose of the study was to provide the graduate students with experience in conducting qualitative research. Aspects of the doctoral program

Fontana, Kay; And Others

345

Are Canadian urology residency programs fulfilling the Royal College expectations?: A survey of graduated chief residents  

PubMed Central

Introduction: We assess outgoing Canadian urology chief residents’ well-being, their satisfaction with their surgical training, and their proficiency in surgical procedures throughout their residency program. Methods: In 2012 an anonymous survey was sent by email to all 29 graduated urology chief residents across Canada. The survey included a list of all urologic surgical procedures listed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). According to the A/B/C classification used to assess competence in these procedures (A most competent, C least competent), we asked chief residents to self-classify their competence with regards to each procedure and we compared the final results to the current RCPSC classification. Results: The overall response rate among chief residents surveyed was 97%. An overwhelming majority (96.4%) of residents agreed that the residency program has affected their overall well-being, as well as their relationships with their families and/or partners (67.8%). Overall, 85.7% agreed that research was an integral part of the residency program and 78.6% have enrolled in a fellowship program post-graduation. Respondents believed that they have received the least adequate training in robotic surgery (89.3%), followed by female urology (67.8%), andrology/sexual medicine/infertility (67.8%), and reconstructive urology (61.4%). Interestingly, in several of the 42 surgical procedures classified as category A by the RCPSC, a significant percentage of residents felt that their proficiency was not category A, including repair of urinary fistulae (82.1%), pediatric indirect hernia repair and meatal repair for glanular hypospadias (67.9%), open pyeloplasty (64.3%), anterior pelvic exenteration (61.6%), open varicocelectomy (60.7%) and radical cystoprostatectomy (33.3%). Furthermore, all respondents (100%) believed they were deficient in at least 1 of the 42 category A procedures, while 53.6 % believed they were deficient in at least 10 of the 42 procedures. Conclusions: Most residents agree that their residency program has affected their overall well-being as well as their relationships with their families and/or partners. There is also a clear deficiency in what outgoing residents perceive they have achieved and what the RCPSC mandates. Future work should concentrate on addressing this discrepancy to assure that training and RCPSC expectations are better aligned.

Bachir, Bassel G.; Aprikian, Armen G.; Kassouf, Wassim

2014-01-01

346

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

347

Preparing New Professionals: Lessons for Graduate Preparation Programs from the National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Study of New Professionals in Student Affairs is a year-long study of the transition of 90 new professionals to their first full-time job in the field. Data collection for this qualitative study was conducted monthly through an online survey system. We report findings of the study that bear on graduate program curricula,…

Renn, Kristen A.; Jessup-Anger, Eric R.

2008-01-01

348

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 history…

Houston, K. Todd

2010-01-01

349

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

350

U.S. Comparative and International Graduate Programs: An Overview of Programmatic Size, Relevance, Philosophy, and Methodology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous work has concentrated on the epistemological foundation of comparative and international education (CIE) graduate programs. This study focuses on programmatic size, philosophy, methodology, and pedagogy. It begins by reviewing previous studies. It then provides a theoretical framework and describes the size, relevance, content, and…

Drake, Timothy A.

2011-01-01

351

Curriculum for Graduate Program to Prepare Vocational Education Curriculum Specialists (VECS). Module 7: Promoting Professional Growth and Staff Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of an eight-module, graduate level, competency-based curriculum to prepare specialists in vocational education curriculum, this module provides information and experiences to enable the curriculum specialist to organize and operate a staff development program to improve vocational educators' ability to develop and use curriculum plans and…

Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.

352

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

353

Salaries of Instructional and Administrative Nursing Faculty in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, 1998-1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents data on salaries of instructional and administrative nursing faculty in U.S. undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in 95 tables. Data are based on a 1998 survey of 534 public and private universities and four-year colleges. Introductory information includes definitions of terms used in the survey, Carnegie…

Berlin, Linda E.; Bednash, Geraldine D.; Hosier, Katherine L.

354

Implementing the Recommended High School Program as the Minimum Graduation Requirement: A Study of the Need for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a recommended high school program which requires that students take specific courses for graduation, including credits in the core subject areas, in foreign languages, and in other areas. One relevant issue of concern is the availability of certified teachers in specific subject areas. The report focuses on: current course…

Texas Education Agency, Austin.

355

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 systems…

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

2010-01-01

356

Statewide Assessment/Evaluation of Occupational Programs for Disadvantaged and Handicapped Students. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Programs for secondary and postsecondary youth, ages 15-24, in occupational programs for the handicapped or disadvantaged in North Carolina comprised the target population for this evaluative study. Procedures involved three levels of analysis for the data collected--the policy level, involving examination of existing legislation, rules, and…

Rice, Eric

357

Description and Evaluation of 1972 Summer Training Program for Paraprofessionals in Occupational Resource Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A three-week intensive training program is described for preparing paraprofessionals to organize, develop, and establish Occupational Resource Centers (ORC) in elementary and secondary schools and related community agencies. The training program is based on a specific task analysis of the position of developing and operating an ORC. A behavior…

Leland, Arthur L.; And Others

358

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.

359

Graduate Programs of International Students Studying Agricultural Education in the United States with Implications to the International Training Program at the American Farm School in Greece.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire was sent to 161 international graduate students studying agricultural education/extension in the United States to identify implications for the International Training Program at the American Farm School near Thessaloniki, Greece, and to assess the students' degree of interest in attending the Farm School's Training Program.…

Crunkilton, John R.; And Others

360

Evidence-based practice in psychology: perceptions of graduate students in scientist-practitioner programs.  

PubMed

The evidence-based practice movement in psychology (EBPP) is a relatively recent initiative to improve client care by integrating the best available research evidence with clinicians' expertise in the context of patient values and preferences. As this movement gains momentum in the field of psychology, training programs will likely need to modify their curricula to include training in the process of EBPP. An online survey was conducted of clinical psychology graduate students in programs that identified themselves as having a scientist-practitioner or clinical science model (N = 1,195). Understanding of, experiences with, attitudes towards, and training in EBPP was assessed. Students had a generally favorable view of psychology's move toward EBPP. Although students reported a moderate amount of exposure to and experiences with EBPP, misunderstandings about the principles of EBPP were prevalent. Compared to students planning primarily clinical practice careers, students planning primarily clinical research careers were more favorable towards EBPP, expected EBPP to be more influential in their future careers, and were more likely to use research, but less likely to use client preferences to guide treatment planning. Recommendations for modifying training programs to promote EBPP are discussed. PMID:17551937

Luebbe, Aaron M; Radcliffe, Alison M; Callands, Tamora A; Green, Debbie; Thorn, Beverly E

2007-07-01

361

SEMINAR ON PLANNING DEVELOPMENTAL AND RELATED PROGRAMS IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION. CENTER SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE REPORT, NUMBER 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

TWENTY-FIVE PUBLIC SCHOOL PERSONNEL RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION ATTENDED A SEMINAR WHERE THE OBJECTIVES WERE -- (1) TO STIMULATE THE INITIATION OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS IN OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION AT THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL, (2) TO ASSIST LOCAL OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION PERSONNEL IN PLANNING SUCH…

ROGERS, CHARLES H.; SCARBOROUGH, C. CAYCE

362

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.

363

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

364

Recommendations from recent graduates in medicine, nursing and pharmacy on improving interprofessional education in university programs: a qualitative study  

PubMed Central

Background Interprofessional education (IPE) has been recognized as an innovative approach for the development of a collaborative, practice-ready health workforce, but is not used consistently in undergraduate health professional programs. We sought to explore the reflections of graduates on the IPE experiences they had during their undergraduate education and training. It was anticipated that having completed their pre-vocational education and spent up to two years working in a clinical environment, recent graduates would be well-placed to provide insights into the value of the IPE opportunities they had, and to suggest approaches for improving these opportunities in undergraduate programs. Methods This study was part of a larger research project (Interprofessional Education for the Quality use of Medicines; IPE for QuM) which used focus groups as part of an interpretive research design to inform other aspects of the research. Here, we report on focus groups with recent graduates recruited from area health services across Australia. Results Sixty-eight recent graduates working in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Tasmania participated in 12 focus group sessions. In this paper, we report on new graduates’ reflections on their experiences of IPE as part of their university degree, as well as their recommendations to improve interprofessional education before graduation. The new graduates were unanimous in valuing IPE from their current perspective of being in the health workforce. Most IPE experiences recalled were regarded as positive, but those valued most highly were experiences that involved genuine engagement and opportunities to interact with students in other professions working on a relevant problem. Clinical placement was a missed opportunity with few structured meaningful interprofessional learning experiences. Surprisingly there was little social contact between professions in universities even when programs were co-located, thus reinforcing professional silos. Conclusions The graduates provided many insightful reflections about the value of university-based IPE and their preparedness for clinical practice. Although universally acclaimed as a "good idea" there is much room for improvement. We put forward a set of suggestions to improve IPE and guide the design of future IPE efforts.

2014-01-01

365

A pilot investigation of the Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) for first episode psychosis.  

PubMed

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 purposes of this study were 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 suggests 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. PMID:20817484

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

2011-02-01

366

Health Occupations Training Programs Administered by Hospitals. A Directory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The directory provides information on 4,013 allied health and nursing training programs administered by hospitals in the United States as of October 1973. It consists of two sections: I. Guide to Training Programs, designed primarily for guidance counselo...

1973-01-01

367

Graduate School Programs and Doctoral Research in Curriculum Studies in Twenty-Five Leading Research Universities in the United States of America. A Report of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Research Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This post-doctoral study was conducted to investigate selected features of graduate schools, including graduate schools of education, and graduate programs in curriculum studies in 25 leading research universities in the United States. This document describes the unique features of each of the graduate schools in the universities in regard to…

Rosales, Carmen Leonor

368

The Women's Guide to Surviving Graduate School. Graduate Survival Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guidebook offers advice to women students on surviving and thriving in graduate school. It takes the reader from the graduate school selection process to completing the program successfully. Written in a informal style, the 11 chapters include: (1) "Should You Go to Graduate School?" (pros and cons of attending graduate school, deciding what…

Rittner, Barbara; Trudeau, Patricia

369

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

370

Assessing Quality in Graduate Programs: An Internal Quality Indicator. AIR Forum 1981 Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four approaches to measuring quality in graduate education are reviewed, and the approach used at the graduate school at Ohio State University is assessed. Four approaches found in the literature are: measuring quality by reputation, by scholarly productivity, by correlating reputation and scholarly productivity, and by multiple measures. Ohio…

DiBiasio, Daniel A.; And Others

371

Dual Degree Programs in Social Work and Divinity: Graduates' Experiences of "Journey Companions"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a growing trend for graduate schools of social work to offer students the option of receiving dual degrees, which gives students the ability to obtain a Master of Social Work (MSW) along with a second graduate degree in less time than it would take to complete each degree individually. As of 2005, there were approximately 30 different…

Muehlhausen, Beth L.

2010-01-01

372

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

373

The Learning Experiences of Chinese Graduate Students in American Social Sciences Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the learning problems Chinese graduate students face in U.S. social science classrooms and how they cope with these problems. The focus was on the conflicts students perceived between their own learning styles and the American way of teaching and learning. Interviews were conducted with three Chinese graduate students in the…

Lin, Lin

374

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

375

An agency follow-up outcome study of graduates from four inner-city therapeutic community programs.  

PubMed

Using its own resources, a follow-up outcome study of 83 out of 119 (70%) graduates from four therapeutic community programs at two inner-city sites was conducted using the Tennessee Self Concept Scale:2 (TSCS:2) and the Post-Treatment Follow-Up Survey (PTFUS). The TSCS:2 and the PTFUS were completed anonymously by the respondent graduates and collected by research staff independently of program administrative staff and clinical staff. On average, the graduates had completed all formal agency required treatment and had been living independently in the community for nearly 12 months at the time of follow-up. Graduates who participated in the study were separated into one of three TSCS:2 profile groupings: Valid TSCS Profile, Invalid Faking Good (FG), and Invalid Inconsistency, to provide a more meaningful analysis of their outcomes data. All three TSCS:2 groups had favorable outcomes; however, to the extent that PTFUS questions were less specific than more specific, the Invalid FG group self-reported more positive outcomes. Where the PTFUS questions were very specific and concrete, the Valid TSCS Profile group generally had the most favorable outcomes. Implications of these findings are discussed. PMID:10716094

Carroll, J F; McGinley, J J

2000-03-01

376

Computer program conducts facilities utilization and occupancy survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer program identifies the various uses of all facility rooms and provides information on the net area in each room as well as the number and classification of people occupying them. The program, which is easily updated, also provides a means to indicate unsatisfactory work areas.

Miner, R. R.; Sprague, H. R.; Zimmerman, J. S.

1967-01-01

377

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.

378

A One-Year Follow-Up Study of the Thirty-Seven Graduates Class of 1972 of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A one-year followup study of the graduates of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program was conducted. Thirty-seven mail questionnaires were sent, and followup requests were mailed to non-respondents. A total of 34 (91.89%) graduates responded. Among the conclusions reached are the following: (1) ages ranged from 18 to 51,…

Gran, James R.

379

Getting a GRiP: Examining the Outcomes of a Pilot Program to Support Graduate Research Students in Writing for Publication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cuthbert, Denise; Spark, Ceridwen

2008-01-01

380

Why are you here? Needs analysis of an interprofessional health-education graduate degree program.  

PubMed

Little is known about the nature of faculty development that is needed to meet calls for a focus on quality and safety with particular attention to the power of interprofessional collaborative practice. Through grounded-theory methodology, the authors describe the motivation and needs of 20 educator/clinicians in multiple disciplines who chose to enroll in an explicitly interprofessional master's program in health profession education. The results, derived from axial coding described by Strauss and Corbin, revealed that faculty pursue such postprofessional master's degrees out of a desire to be better prepared for their roles as educators. A hybrid-delivery model on campus and online provided access to graduate degrees while protecting the ability of participants to remain in current positions. The added benefit of a community of practice related to evidence-based and innovative models of education was valued by participants. Authentic, project-based learning and assessment supported their advancement in home institutions and systems. The experience was described by participants as a disruptive innovation that helped them attain their goal of leadership in health profession education. PMID:24748830

Cable, Christian; Knab, Mary; Tham, Kum Ying; Navedo, Deborah D; Armstrong, Elizabeth

2014-01-01

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Why are you here? Needs analysis of an interprofessional health-education graduate degree program  

PubMed Central

Little is known about the nature of faculty development that is needed to meet calls for a focus on quality and safety with particular attention to the power of interprofessional collaborative practice. Through grounded-theory methodology, the authors describe the motivation and needs of 20 educator/clinicians in multiple disciplines who chose to enroll in an explicitly interprofessional master’s program in health profession education. The results, derived from axial coding described by Strauss and Corbin, revealed that faculty pursue such postprofessional master’s degrees out of a desire to be better prepared for their roles as educators. A hybrid-delivery model on campus and online provided access to graduate degrees while protecting the ability of participants to remain in current positions. The added benefit of a community of practice related to evidence-based and innovative models of education was valued by participants. Authentic, project-based learning and assessment supported their advancement in home institutions and systems. The experience was described by participants as a disruptive innovation that helped them attain their goal of leadership in health profession education.

Cable, Christian; Knab, Mary; Tham, Kum Ying; Navedo, Deborah D; Armstrong, Elizabeth

2014-01-01

382

The MyHealthCheckup study: Training graduate students to implement cardiovascular risk screening programs in community pharmacies  

PubMed Central

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/m2, 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.

Banack, Hailey R.; Grover, Samuel; Kaouche, Mohammed; Marchand, Sylvie; Lowensteyn, Ilka

2012-01-01

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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

384

Occupational and School Selections: Experiences With The Portland WIN Voucher Training Program. Precis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1974, vouchers for institutional vocational training were available in the Work Incentive Program (WIN) in Portland, Oregon, from April until the end of September. Voucher recipients were allowed up to six weeks in which to decide about a training occupation, locate an appropriate school, and make arrangements for enrollment. Relationships…

Dunning, Bruce B.

385

The Psychometric Properties of the Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order Certification Training Program Written Examinations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The written certification exam that accompanies the Gearing Up for Safety-Agricultural Production Safety Training for Youth curriculum was designed to partially meet the testing requirements of the Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order (AgHOs) Certification Training Program. This curriculum and accompanying assessment tools are available for…

French, Brian F.; Breidenbach, Daniel H.; Field, William E.; Tormoehlen, Roger

2007-01-01

386

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

387

Occupational Therapy Faculty Attitudes toward the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Their Educational Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study that investigated the attitudes of 166 occupational therapy faculty toward the inclusion of students with disabilities in their programs found overall favorable responses. However, responses differed depending on the nature of the disability: physical, social, behavioral, or academic. (Contains 37 references.) (JOW)

Gitlow, Lynn

2001-01-01

388

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.

389

"2 + 2" Articulated Health Occupations Project. Nursing Program. First Year Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the procedures and accomplishments of the first year of a multiyear project to develop a "2 + 2" articulated training program in health careers that links the last 2 years of secondary and the first 2 years of postsecondary training to prepare students for employment in one or more occupations. A related goal for this project…

Paris Independent School District, TX.

390

Evaluation of changes in occupational performance among patients in a pain management program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The aims of this study were to evaluate changes in occupational performance among chronic pain patients after a pain management program and to explore relationships between these changes and demographic and clinical factors, psychosocial functioning and psychological well-being. Subjects: 188 consecutive patients were included. Methods: Changes were registered by using Canadian Occu- pational Performance Measure, Multidimensional Pain Inventory and

Elisabeth Persson; Marcelo Rivano-Fischer; Mona Eklund

2004-01-01

391

Private Sector Participation with Postsecondary Occupational Education Programs. Study Summary and Policy Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study collected and examined information on the nature and extent of business and postsecondary occupational program linkages. Findings from a survey of 661 employers indicated the following: (1) three-fourths had some involvement with postsecondary institutions; (2) modes of involvement identified most often were employee recruitment, advisory…

Hollenbeck, Kevin M.

392

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

393

Assessment of Admission Criteria for Predicting Students' Academic Performance in Graduate Business Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business students' academic records were analyzed using traditional (linear and nonlinear regression) and nontraditional (neural network) methods. Results demonstrated the value of using qualitative performance predictors such as neural networks in the graduate admissions process. (SK)

Hoefer, Peter; Gould, James

2000-01-01

394

Preparing a 21st Century Workforce: Descriptive Outcomes of the Graduate Research Traineeship (GRT) Program  

NSF Publications Database

... Excel format. 5. Conclusion (PDF 16K) Appendix A: Other Data Obtained Through the Graduate Research ... Contact Web Master | SiteMap The National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington ...

395

Graduate Liberal Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An article on graduate liberal studies (GLS) and descriptions of GLS programs are presented. In "The Concept of Graduate Liberal Studies," Allie M. Frazier considers GLS curricular offerings, characteristics of students pursuing these studies, and the future of GLS. GLS degree programs allow adults to pursue a liberal education, which is seen as a…

Brown, Peggy, Ed.

1982-01-01

396

Science teachers' perspectives on their experiences in a graduate program in physics education and effects on their practice  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physics education research is showing that programs for physics educators should look different than traditional physics programs designed for other majors, but how? In the literature review preceding this sequential, mixed methods study, three exemplary, research based physics programs for practicing teachers are examined with respect to physics education research, especially the five principles for effective physics teaching set forth by senior physicist and physics education researcher E. F. Redish. This study provides an in depth examination of a well-established physics graduate program for practicing teachers at a small, midwestern university that is also measured against these same five principles: Constructivist, Context, Conceptual Change, Individuality, and Social Learning. In this setting, information was gathered in the form of a teacher survey, as well as through case studies of selected participants. The results of this study affirm that graduate programs designed specifically for the development of physics teachers are, in fact, different. The data also indicates the value placed on, as well as the frequency with which the participants utilize these teaching approaches in their classrooms. Results showed that participants felt the program placed a higher emphasis on using multiple representations to convey information to students, as well as on teaching translational skills with respect to these teaching approaches in their classrooms. Results showed that participants felt the program placed a higher emphasis on using multiple representations to convey information to students, as well as on teaching translational skills with respect to these representations. Smaller class sizes, more staff attention, and total immersion were cited as essential. Financial concerns with respect to some of the activities did occasionally arise. An area of concern was the lack of adherence to the Individuality principle, which states students have unique backgrounds and abilities that should be considered when designing a lesson. Assessing student prior knowledge when designing and implementing lesson plans also was not indicated as a frequent practice in the program, or in the teachers' own classrooms according to participant data. In summary, according to participants' reports, the graduate program investigated modeled four of the five the principles proposed by Redish to a great degree, the exception being the Individuality principle. Based on the data contained in the survey, interviews, and portfolio submissions, recommendations for designers of future graduate programs for physics teachers were also made.

Ketola, Randall Gordon

397

Computer program conducts facilities utilization and occupancy survey  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Computer program identifies the uses of all facilities and provides information on the net area in each room as well as the number and classification of people occupying them. The system also provides a means to indicate unsatisfactory work areas and may be able to be updated each month.

Miner, R. R.; Sprague, H. R.; Zimmerman, J. S.

1968-01-01

398

NASA occupational medicine programs: Our obligation to management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Factors to be considered in forming policies for managing NASA's health maintenance program to provide optimum arrangement for quality medical care are discussed. Topics include scheduling routine physical examinations, job related stress, prevalence of chronic diseases, additions to the PROM data system, and disease trends among personnel.

Arnoldt, L. B.; Mockbee, J.

1975-01-01

399

Educating Nurses for Public Health Leadership. Project Report of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Models to Prepare Public Health Nurses for Leadership in a Changing Health Care System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains information related to the development of innovative graduate nursing programs for the education of nurses who are prepared for leadership positions in official public health agencies.

L. Josten M. Shannon M. Aroskar D. Reckinger

1996-01-01

400

Evaluation of United States Air Force Base Libraries Supporting Undergraduate and Graduate Education Programs in Collaboration with Civilian Colleges and Universities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study was to determine the adequacy of base library service and collections to support the undergraduate and graduate study programs undertaken on United States Air Force installations by officers and airmen, through civilian institutio...

H. S. Shipps

1969-01-01

401

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

402

Alaska's model program for surveillance and prevention of occupational injury deaths.  

PubMed

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. PMID:10670623

Conway, G A; Lincoln, J M; Husberg, B J; Manwaring, J C; Klatt, M L; Thomas, T K

1999-01-01

403

A chronicle of BScN honours/ non-honours outcomes and experiences post-graduation.  

PubMed

This paper reports on a graduate follow-up of the outcomes of participation in an honours BScN program, two to seven years post-graduation. It compares two groups of graduates with high GPA scores, both initially eligible to complete the honours program. One group completed the honours program; the other group completed the regular BScN program. In phase 1 of the study, a self-administered mailed questionnaire was sent to participants to assess their involvement in research activities, occupancy of leadership positions, enrollment in graduate studies and demonstration of liberal education competencies in their professional lives after graduation. In phase two, personal interviews were held with a purposive subsample of participants to explore early career workplace experiences with research-based activities and participants' perceptions of factors influencing their decision to complete or not to complete the honours program. Graduates with high GPA scores from both programs demonstrated expected professional outcomes post-graduation. Follow up at 10-12 years post-graduation and replication with larger samples are recommended. PMID:18303726

Gillis, Angela

2007-01-01

404

Higher Education and Graduate Recruitment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was administered to 66 department chairs or graduate coordinators, and 418 graduate faculty in 37 master programs and 10 doctoral programs at an urban research university to assess student recruitment strategies, levels of involvement, and philosophy of recruitment. Analysis of responses (by 52 percent of chairs and graduate coordinators…

Eason, Sandra H.

405

NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Program Plan by Program Areas - FY 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is the major federal organization responsible for scientific research on the safety and health problems caused by work. Through the scientific activities of the Institute, it hopes to exercise a ro...

1983-01-01

406

The Persistent Dilemmas of Preparing for Work: Occupational Training Programs in Texas. Policy Research Project Report Number 55.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three major types of occupational training programs in Texas were analyzed to reveal their strengths and weaknesses and the extent to which each had succeeded in resolving the dilemmas common to all forms of occupational training. These dilemmas were effectiveness and relevance, the purpose and content of training, and targeting. Firm-based…

Glover, Robert, Ed.; Grubb, W. Norton, Ed.

407

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.

408

Cycle Seven Report 1975: Occupational Training Information System: Supplement 1; Statewide Totals and Descending Rank Order of Program Clusters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Occupational Training Information System (OTIS) report enumerates current data on manpower supply and demand conditions (from July 1, 1974 to June 30, 1975) in selected occupations and training programs in Oklahoma. Data sources, which included Federal and State agencies, and the procedures used to collect and analyze the data are presented in…

Morton, J. B.; And Others

409

Shaping the future: ten years of the occupational health internship program.  

PubMed

The Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) was initiated in 2003 to recruit a new, diverse generation of occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals and to advance OSH within union and community-based initiatives. It retains the principles of the original OCAW/Montefiore internship program while adapting to the changed landscape of the 21st-century workplace. Case studies of OHIP projects illustrate how students have contributed to key OSH policies-to regulate silica exposure among construction workers, apply principles of green chemistry with Vietnamese nail salon workers, and integrate OSH into "green" jobs in the recycling industry. They have supported innovative campaigns with immigrant workers in contingent jobs-from taxi drivers to warehouse workers. The students, in turn, have been inspired to enter the OSH arena as professionals and worker advocates with the potential to contribute new energy to an OSH movement. PMID:23896071

Delp, Linda; Riley, Kevin; Jacobs, Sarah; Bush, Diane; Kirkland, Katherine; Denis, Ingrid; London, Matt; Harrison, Robert

2013-01-01

410

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

411

A Cost-Effectiveness Comparision of Two Types of Occupational Home Economics Programs in the State of Kentucky. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study compared the cost effectiveness of secondary child care and commercial foods occupational home economics programs in Kentucky. Identified as dependent variables in the study were program effectiveness, cost efficiency, and cost effectiveness ratio. Program expenditures, community size, and program age were considered as independent…

Gabbard, Lydia Carol Moore

412

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

413

American Geriatrics Society/Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs curricular milestones for graduating geriatric fellows.  

PubMed

This article describes the curricular milestones for geriatric fellows and the process used to develop them. The curricular milestones were developed to determine what every graduating geriatric fellow should be able to demonstrate to ensure that they will be able to practice effectively and safely in all care settings and with different older adult populations. Three major domains were identified: Caring for the Elderly Patient, Systems-Based Care for Elder Patients, and Geriatric Syndromes. Six hundred thirty-five geriatricians each reviewed and commented on one domain. These geriatricians represented important stakeholder groups: geriatric fellowship program directors; Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) members, who are primarily geriatric program and fellowship directors; the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and ADGAP Education Committee; the AGS Teacher's Section; Geriatric Academic Career Award awardees; and through the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine, board-certified geriatricians who spend more than 50% of their time in clinical practice. The AGS and ADGAP boards approved the final set of 76 Geriatric Curricular Milestones, which were posted on the Portal of Geriatric Online Education in December 2012. These curricular milestones are intended to assist geriatric fellowship directors as they develop curricula and assessments to inform program director reporting to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the Next Accreditation System, which begins in July 2014. PMID:24749808

Parks, Susan M; Harper, G Michael; Fernandez, Helen; Sauvigne, Karen; Leipzig, Rosanne M

2014-05-01

414

Impact of Clinical Pharmacy on Graduate Programs in the Biological Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Enrollment of pharmacy and nonpharmacy students in graduate courses in the biological sciences within pharmacy are examined. Suggestions are made for assessing the relative quality of these students, for finding the reason for an upswing in nonpharmacy enrollments in the biological sciences, and for recruiting pharmacy students to this area. (MSE)

Gerald, Michael C.

1980-01-01

415

Curriculum for Graduate Program to Prepare Vocational Education Curriculum Specialists (VECS). Module 5: Preparing Instructional Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of an eight-module, graduate level, competency-based curriculum to prepare specialists in vocational education curriculum, this module provides information, activities, and experiences to enable the learner to select, design, produce, and disseminate instructional materials. The strategy used takes the learner in a sequence of five…

Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.

416

Curriculum for Graduate Program to Prepare Vocational Education Curriculum Specialists (VECS). Module 4: Organizing Instructional Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of an eight-module, graduate level, competency-based curriculum to prepare specialists in vocational education curriculum, this module provides descriptions and activities associated with different instructional approaches. The learning activities are designed to take the learner from comprehension through demonstration of 10 teaching…

Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.

417

Curriculum for Graduate Program to Prepare Vocational Education Curriculum Specialists (VECS). Introductory Module.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of an eight-module, graduate level, competency-based curriculum to prepare specialists in vocational education curriculum, this introductory module provides prerequisite knowledge for the remaining seven modules. The learning activities provide an overview of several different approaches to curriculum design and comprise a study of curriculum…

Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.

418

A Seminar on Graduate Education Programs (September 29-October 2, 1969). Leadership Training Series No. 30.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To provide an opportunity for communication among selected vocational and general education leaders who are interested and involved in graduate education, 19 university, state and federal officials, and specialists attended a 4-day seminar designed to: (1) identify leadership roles and competencies, (2) identify and describe social and behavioral…

Arnold, Joseph P.

419

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

420

Grade Point Average as a Predictor of Timely Graduation from Associate Degree Registered Nursing Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine if admission selection strategies that utilize cumulative and/or pre-requisite GPA are predictive of timely graduation for associate degree nursing (RN-AD) students. Data were obtained from de-identified records of 437 associate degree nursing students enrolled in three Midwest community colleges from…

Jackson, Delores J.

2010-01-01

421

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

422

Effective Use of Graduating Senior Survey as a Part of Program Assessment. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a case study, including a survey sample, of the process used to implement an effective Graduating Seniors Survey within the institutional effectiveness (IE) process at a major metropolitan research university. From an organizational point of view, the university's survey support office and the faculty and staff responsible for…

Lancey, Patrice M.; Salazar, Marjorie; Pet-Armacost, Julia

423

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

424

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 each…

Rood, Robert

2011-01-01

425

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

426

Calculating graduation rates.  

PubMed

In recent years, the focus has been on increasing the number of registered nurse (RN) graduates. Numerous states have initiated programs to increase the number and quality of students entering nursing programs, and to expand the capacity of their programs to enroll additional qualified students. However, little attention has been focused on an equally, if not more, effective method for increasing the number of RNs produced-increasing the graduation rate of students enrolling. This article describes a project that undertook the task of compiling graduation data for 15 entry-level programs, standardizing terms and calculations for compiling the data, and producing a regional report on graduation rates of RN students overall and by type of program. Methodology is outlined in this article. This effort produced results that were surprising to program deans and directors and is expected to produce greater collaborative efforts to improve these rates both locally and statewide. PMID:18662655

Starck, Patricia L; Love, Karen; McPherson, Robert

2008-01-01

427

Graduation Exhibitions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the graduation exhibitions--a student-centered culminating project that each graduating student at the Greenwood Laboratory School in Springfield, Missouri, presented to an audience for review. Notes that the graduation requirement is intended to hold graduates accountable for their learning. (SR)

Fisk, Candace; Dunlop, Vicki; Sills-Briegel, Toni

1997-01-01

428

The Endocrine System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Endocrine 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 endocrine 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 the…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

429

The Circulatory System [and] Instructor's Guide: The Circulatory 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 circulatory 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 subset on anatomy and physiology within the set of 17 modules. Following a preface which explains to the student how to use the…

National Evaluation Systems, Inc., Amherst, MA.

430

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.

431

Occupational health in Brazil  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brazil is a recently industrialised country with marked contrasts in social and economic development. The availability of\\u000a public\\/private services in its different regions also varies. Health indicators follow these trends. Occupational health is\\u000a a vast new field, as in other developing countries. Occupational medicine is a required subject in graduation courses for\\u000a physicians. Specialisation courses for university graduated professionals have

Bernardo Bedrikow; Eduardo Algranti; José Tarcísio Penteado Buschinelli; Luiz Carlos Morrone

1997-01-01

432

The graduate nurse experience.  

PubMed

Graduate nurses experience stress transitioning from student to practicing professional nurse, moving from a familiar educational environment into the workforce, where expectations are to rapidly function as a competent nurse. This study identified the stresses and challenges experienced by cohorts of graduate nurses working in 6 acute care hospitals, during specific timed data periods, to better understand factors that may influence graduate nurse retention. Results report graduate nurses do not feel skilled, comfortable, and confident for as long as 1 year after being hired, highlighting the need for healthcare organizations to provide extended orientation and support programs to facilitate successful entry into practice. PMID:15190226

Casey, Kathy; Fink, Regina; Krugman, Mary; Propst, Jennifer

2004-06-01

433

Modeling anuran detection and site occupancy on North American Amphibian Monitoring Program (NAAMP) routes in Maryland  

USGS Publications Warehouse

One of the most fundamental problems in monitoring animal populations is that of imperfect detection. Although imperfect detection can be modeled, studies examining patterns in occurrence often ignore detection and thus fail to properly partition variation in detection from that of occurrence. In this study, we used anuran calling survey data collected on North American Amphibian Monitoring Program routes in eastern Maryland to investigate factors that influence detection probability and site occupancy for 10 anuran species. In 2002, 17 calling survey routes in eastern Maryland were surveyed to collect environmental and species data nine or more times. To analyze these data, we developed models incorporating detection probability and site occupancy. The results suggest that, for more than half of the 10 species, detection probabilities vary most with season (i.e., day-of-year), air temperature, time, and moon illumination, whereas site occupancy may vary by the amount of palustrine forested wetland habitat. Our results suggest anuran calling surveys should document air temperature, time of night, moon illumination, observer skill, and habitat change over time, as these factors can be important to model-adjusted estimates of site occupancy. Our study represents the first formal modeling effort aimed at developing an analytic assessment framework for NAAMP calling survey data.

Weir, L.A.; Royle, J.A.; Nanjappa, P.; Jung, R.E.

2005-01-01

434

California Painters Project. Helping Small Business Work Safely with Lead. Occupational Lead Poisining Prevention Program. California Department of Health Services.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) of the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) provides statewide preventive services aimed at reducing the occurrence of work-related lead poisoning. Its activities include: managing the ...

E. Merideth L. Sampton M. Smith P. Coyle

1998-01-01

435

Occupational dose reduction at Department of Energy contractor facilities. Study of ALARA programs: Good practice documents: Appendices.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These appendices are a supplement to the report entitled ''Occupational Dose Reduction at Department of Energy Contractor Facilities: Study of ALARA Programs--Status 1990. '' The report describes the results of a survey conducted at various Department of ...

B. J. Dionne C. B. Meinhold T. A. Khan J. W. Baum

1992-01-01

436

A retrospective study of the role of an occupational therapist in the cancer nutrition rehabilitation program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  The purpose of the study was to determine how frequently each domain of activity was addressed and how frequently specific\\u000a interventions were used by an occupational therapist (OT) with cancer patients who attended an 8-week Cancer Nutrition and\\u000a Rehabilitation (CNR) program.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Sixty-two patients with cancer were assessed. All received interventions by the OT within the CNR program. The following activity

Josée Lemoignan; Martin Chasen; Ravi Bhargava

2010-01-01

437

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.

438

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

439

Research Paper: Predictors of Student Success in Graduate Biomedical Informatics Training: Introductory Course and Program Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo predict student performance in an introductory graduate-level biomedical informatics course from application data.DesignA predictive model built through retrospective review of student records using hierarchical binary logistic regression with half of the sample held back for cross-validation. The model was also validated against student data from a similar course at a second institution.MeasurementsEarning an A grade (Mastery) or a C

Irmgard U Willcockson; Craig W. Johnson; William R. Hersh; Elmer V. Bernstam

2009-01-01

440

Elementary science education library resources in graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs of new England  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to compare elementary science education library resources available in graduate and undergraduate teacher education institutions in New England. A 31-item survey was sent to teacher education institutions certified to prepare elementary teachers. The survey had four components: (1) services (i.e., ERIC, computer search, etc.), (2) journal holdings/science (i.e., Science and Children, Science Education, etc.), and nonscience (i.e., Reading Teacher, Instructor, etc.), (3) resources available (i.e., elementary science textbooks, audio-visual materials, computer software, etc.), and (4) an open-ended question about what major resources were needed to help prepare preservice students to teach science. There was a 72% return rate from the 87 institutions. Data were analyzed by the FREQUENCIES and ONEWAY subprograms of SPSSX. Less than 34% of the non-graduate libraries had ERIC microfiche available, Dissertation Abstracts, and computer search capabilities services. There was significant difference between graduate and nongraduate institutions journal holdings for science education journals and indexes. The surveyed libraries had more elementary science textbooks published prior to 1980 than those published after 1980 and were severely lacking in computer software.

Barrow, Lloyd H.

441

The Graduate School Funding Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for prospective graduate students offers information on funding graduate study in the United States and abroad through scholarships, loans, and other programs. The first chapter treats graduate degrees generally; types of financial aid, particularly institutional aid; and strategies for application success. The second chapter begins the…

Hamel, April Vahle; And Others

442

Graduate Research Fellowships: Coordinating Officials' Guide  

NSF Publications Database

inside back cover A. INTRODUCTION The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program consists of two competitions: NSF Graduate Fellowships and NSF Minority Graduate Fellowships. In this Guide the term "fellowship" or "graduate fellowship" refers to both the Minority Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Fellowship. 4. Fellowship Support Agreement The following is the text for the Fellowship Support Agreement between the National Science Foundation (the "Foundation") and ...

443

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

444

Program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Program Plans by Program Areas for Fiscal Year 1981.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The current responsibilities of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health were established primarily by the Public Health Service Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. A ma...

1980-01-01

445

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.

446

The Effectiveness of Marshall University's Master of Arts in Teaching and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate Programs as Determined by Graduates' and Completers' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined graduates' and completers' perceptions of the effectiveness of Marshall University's alternative certification programs, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certificate (PBTC), from 1999-2010. This non-experimental descriptive cross-sectional study used the "Spivy Survey of MAT and PBTC Program

Spivy, Melissa F.

2010-01-01

447

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

448

Promoting occupational safety and health for working children through microfinance programming.  

PubMed

Microfinance programs are recognized as a way of improving incomes and creating employment for large numbers of low-income families, but there are concerns that working conditions within these informal microenterprises are far from ideal. For example, when families receive loans to expand a microenterprise, children may make up the labor shortfall until the family can afford to hire adult workers. Through the Promoting and Protecting the Interests of Children who Work (PPIC-Work) project being carried out in Egypt, a set of interventions that can not only improve working conditions, but can also be integrated into standard microfinance programs has been developed. By working with and through self-financing microfinance programs, the PPIC-Work approach provides a way of improving occupational safety and health not only for children working in microenterprises but also for large numbers of children and adults working in the informal sector more generally. PMID:20465063

Carothers, Richard; Breslin, Curtis; Denomy, Jennifer; Foad, Mamdouh

2010-01-01

449

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

450

Occupational Competency Profile for Health Occupations Education Program: Teacher Self-Assessment. Information Series: Report No. 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This assessment instrument is intended to assist teachers in evaluating the relevance of the competencies included in the health occupations education curriculum they are teaching and in assessing their own continuing education needs. The profile lists the competencies required of persons working at the following sites: hospital departments…

Walters, Norma J.

451

Will Students Be Prepared? Current Status of Gerontological Content in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Programs in Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An electronic mail survey received 10 responses from 12 Canadian occupational therapy education programs. All had gerontological content in curricula. All faculty had performed research and completed doctoral studies. Textbooks were often 4-6 years old. Half of programs required gerontological clinical placements. (Contains 28 references.) (SK)

Klein, Jennifer

2002-01-01

452

The Graduate School Funding Handbook. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for prospective graduate students contains information on funding graduate study in the United States and abroad through scholarships, loans, and other programs. The chapters are: (1) "Graduate Degrees, Institutional Financial Aid, and Graduate School Application Tips"; (2) "External Funding"; (3) "Individual Training Fellowships"; (4)…

Hamel, April Vahle

453

Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Program of Study The Program in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP) at Emory University offers interdisciplinary training in molecular and cellular immunology and the role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of infectious disease. Students in the IMP Program have a unique opportunity to study all aspects of pathogenesis using a spectrum of cutting-edge molecular and cellular techniques. Faculty

Kathy Smith

454

Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. 2006/2007 Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Now in its 2006-2007 edition, this perennial bestseller is the resource students count on for the most current information on applying to doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. The Insider's Guide presents up-to-date facts on 300 accredited programs in the United States and Canada. Each program's profile includes admissions…

Mayne, Tracy J.; Norcross, John C.; Sayette, Michael A.

2006-01-01

455

Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. 2004/2005 Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Now in its 2004/2005 edition, this perennial bestseller is the resource students count on for the most current information on applying to doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology. The Insider's Guide presents up-to-date facts on nearly 300 accredited programs in the United States and Canada. Each program's profile includes admissions…

Sayette, Michael A.; Mayne, Tracy J.; Norcross, John C.

2004-01-01

456

Respiratory diseases research at NIOSH: reviews of research programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health  

SciTech Connect

Respiratory diseases caused by exposures to dangerous materials in the workplace have tremendous implications for worker health and, by extension, the national economy. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that deaths from work-related respiratory diseases and cancers account for about 70% of all occupational disease deaths. NIOSH conducts research in order to detect and reduce work-related hazardous exposures, injuries, and diseases; its Respiratory Disease Research Program (RDRP) focuses on respiratory diseases. This National Research Council book reviews the RDRP to evaluate the 1) relevance of its work to improvements in occupational safety and health and 2) the impact of research in reducing workplace respiratory illnesses. The assessment reveals that the program has made essential contributions to preventing occupational respiratory disease. The National Research Council has rated the Program a 5 out of 5 for relevance, and a 4 out of 5 for impact. To further increase its effectiveness, the Respiratory Disease Research Program should continue and expand its current efforts, provide resources for occupational disease surveillance, and include exposure assessment scientists in its activities. There are numerous references to respiratory systems diseases caused by coal mining. 4 apps.

NONE

2008-07-01

457

Non-Traditional Graduate Education: A Frontier for the 1980's. Selected Papers from the Conference on Non-Traditional Interdisciplinary Programs (2nd, Arlington, Virginia, June 22-24, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six papers on graduate education are presented from the George Mason University (Virginia) annual conference on nontraditional interdisciplinary programs. The papers and authors include: "Management Education: A Non-Traditional Graduate Program for the Non-for-Profit Manager" (Susan Calkin); "'Pracademics': the Role of the Adjunct Faculty in…

Fonseca, James W., Ed.

458

Certificates: A Survey of Our Status and Review of Successful Programs in the U.S. and Canada. A Collection of Papers Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools (37th, Washington, DC, December 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of conference papers examines some of the broad issues as well as specific institutional approaches to postbaccalaureate certificate programs. The first paper, "A Survey of Graduate Certificate Policies, Procedures, and Programs" (Wayne Patterson), reports on a survey of the members of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and…

Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC.

459

NASA graduate student grants  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Aeronautics Space Administration will award about 80 grants under its Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP). The $12,000 fellowships are given for a year and may be renewed; up to $6000 may be given for tuition and travel costs. Students can apply as undergraduates or graduates and must be U.S. citizens. Application deadline for 1989-1990 is February 1.NASA's Office

Mary Mellott; George Parks

1989-01-01

460

Annual National Vocational and Technical Teacher Education Seminar Proceedings (5th, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 25-28, 1971): Assessment of Graduate Programs. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A total of 126 leaders in vocational and technical education from 44 states and the District of Columbia participated in a 3-day seminar conducted to focus attention on the concepts of evaluation and accountability in graduate programs in vocational education. Reaction panels and discussion groups were stimulated by these major presentations: (1)…

Gorman, Anna M., Ed.; And Others

461

Federal Funds to Train Clinical Psychologists for Work with Underserved Populations: The Bureau of Health Professions Graduate Psychology Education Grants Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) Graduate Psychology Education program (GPE), which supports projects that train health service psychologists for work with underserved populations. BHPr history and funding criteria are discussed, as are those of BHPr's parent organization, the Health Resources Service Administration. BHPr objectives and methods for support of clinical psychology training parallel those that BHPr

Gerald Leventhal; Jeff Baker; Robert P. Archer; Bradley O. Hudson

2004-01-01

462

Curriculum for Graduate Program to Prepare Vocational Education Curriculum Specialists (VECS). Module 2: Evaluating and Using Needs Assessment and Manpower Information.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of an eight-module, graduate level, competency-based curriculum to prepare specialists in vocational education curriculum, this module provides information, activities, and experiences to assist in planning and implementing an assessment of curriculum development needs as the initial step in vocational program planning. Pretest, posttest, and…

Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.

463

A One-Year Follow-Up Study of the Forty-One Graduates Class of 1971 of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of follow-up studies were conducted to evaluate the Jackson County Adult Evening School Program in terms of educational, social or personal, and/or financial benefits as measured by the graduates themselves. The studies supplement other teacher, student evaluations and pre-post test results. The results of all follow-up studies have shown…

Gran, James R.

464

A Four-Year Follow-up Study of the One Hundred Graduates - Class of "69" of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A four-year followup study was conducted among the 1969 graduating class of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School to assess the educational, social, and/or financial benefits of the program. Comparisons were made with the results of the one-year follow study. Results, based on the 90% of questionnaires that were returned, include the…

Gran, James R.

465

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program: Rural Early Intervention Specialists for Low Incidence Disabilities (REIS/LID). Final Grant Performance Report [and] REIS/LID Student Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes accomplishments and activities of a 3-year federally funded project of the University of Maine to develop and deliver a graduate Master's degree program in early intervention for infants and young children with low incidence disabilities. A curriculum was designed to prepare professionals to provide culturally relevant,…

Maine Univ., Orono. Center for Community Inclusion.

466

Self-Entering and Exiting a Teacher Preparation Program: What Happens in between? How Do We Know Our Graduates Are Prepared to Teach?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In determining whether graduates of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at Southern Oregon University were developing the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to teach, faculty members found themselves examining their own practice. This is just what Goodlad (1988) suggested we do: clarify our own beliefs in order to better…

Sagmiller, Kay M.; Marioni, Joan; Kim, Younghee M.

2003-01-01

467

Positions toward Science Studies in Medicine among University Graduates of Medicine and the Teenaged Participants of the "Medical Systems" Study Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Medical Systems" program was designed to introduce high school students to the world of advanced medicine. Its premise was to use an applied scientific discipline like medicine to encourage high-school students' interest in basic science. This study compares the teen-aged graduates of "Medical Systems" with fourth and fifth-year medical…

Ben-Zvi-Assaraf, Orit; Even-Israel, Chava

2011-01-01

468

Does the Tarkio College Education Department's Program Meet the Needs of Prospective Teachers? The Findings as Reported by Tarkio College Graduates 1980-84.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduates from the Tarkio College (Missouri) school of education were surveyed in an effort to assess the worth of the core course program required of all education majors. Eleven responses were received. The areas included in the questionnaire were career information, required course information, elementary certification information, pre-student…

Probst, David A.; Vitters, Richard D.

469

Pre-Admission Factors Influencing Practice Area Preference in Occupational Therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The percentage of graduates choosing to practice in mental health has declined in recent years. This study examined pre-admission practice area preference of 219 applicants to an undergraduate occupational therapy program. Results indicated that applicants were most influenced by prior experience: 99.6% were exposed to physical disabilities occupational therapy and 82.5% were exposed to mental illness practice area. Forty-eight percent,

Melissa A. Philipps; Nancy L. Maloney; Anne C. Stevens; M. Jeanne Madigan; Sandra H. Cash

1997-01-01

470

Science and Engineering of the Environment of Los Angeles: A GK-12 Experiment at Developing Science Communications Skills in UCLA's Graduate Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many science and research skills are taught by osmosis in graduate programs with the expectation that students will develop good communication skills (speaking, writing, and networking) by observing others, attending meetings, and self reflection. A new National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellows in K- 12 Education (GK-12; http://ehrweb.aaas.org/gk12new/) program at UCLA (SEE-LA; http://measure.igpp.ucla.edu/GK12-SEE-LA/overview.html ) attempts to make the development of good communication skills an explicit part of the graduate program of science and engineering students. SEE-LA places the graduate fellows in two pairs of middle and high schools within Los Angeles to act as scientists-in- residence. They are partnered with two master science teachers and spend two-days per week in the classroom. They are not student teachers, or teacher aides, but scientists who contribute their content expertise, excitement and experience with research, and new ideas for classroom activities and lessons that incorporate inquiry science. During the one-year fellowship, the graduate students also attend a year-long Preparing Future Faculty seminar that discusses many skills needed as they begin their academic or research careers. Students are also required to include a brief (two-page) summary of their research that their middle or high school students would be able to understand as part of their published thesis. Having students actively thinking about and communicating their science to a pre-college audience provides important science communication training and helps contribute to science education. University and local pre- college school partnerships provide an excellent opportunity to support the development of graduate student communication skills while also contributing significantly to the dissemination of sound science to K-12 teachers and students.

Moldwin, M. B.; Hogue, T. S.; Nonacs, P.; Shope, R. E.; Daniel, J.

2008-12-01

471

Effects of occupational stress management intervention programs: a meta-analysis.  

PubMed

A meta-analysis was conducted to determine the effectiveness of stress management interventions in occupational settings. Thirty-six experimental studies were included, representing 55 interventions. Total sample size was 2,847. Of the participants, 59% were female, mean age was 35.4, and average length of intervention was 7.4 weeks. The overall weighted effect size (Cohen's d) for all studies was 0.526 (95% confidence interval = 0.364, 0.687), a significant medium to large effect. Interventions were coded as cognitive-behavioral, relaxation, organizational, multimodal, or alternative. Analyses based on these subgroups suggested that intervention type played a moderating role. Cognitive-behavioral programs consistently produced larger effects than other types of interventions, but if additional treatment components were added the effect was reduced. Within the sample of studies, relaxation interventions were most frequently used, and organizational interventions continued to be scarce. Effects were based mainly on psychological outcome variables, as opposed to physiological or organizational measures. The examination of additional moderators such as treatment length, outcome variable, and occupation did not reveal significant variations in effect size by intervention type. PMID:18211170

Richardson, Katherine M; Rothstein, Hannah R

2008-01-01

472

Occupational Safety and Health Program at the West Valley Demonstration Project  

SciTech Connect

The West Valley Nuclear Services Co. LLC (WVNS) is committed to provide a safe, clean, working environment for employees, and to implement U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements affecting worker safety. The West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) Occupational Safety and Health Program is designed to protect the safety, health, and well-being of WVDP employees by identifying, evaluating, and controlling biological, chemical, and physical hazards in the work place. Hazards are controlled within the requirements set forth in the reference section at the end of this report. It is the intent of the WVDP Occupational Safety and Health Program to assure that each employee is provided with a safe and healthy work environment. This report shows the logical path toward ensuring employee safety in planning work at the WVDP. In general, planning work to be performed safely includes: combining requirements from specific programs such as occupational safety, industrial hygiene, radiological control, nuclear safety, fire safety, environmental protection, etc.; including WVDP employees in the safety decision-making processes; pre-planning using safety support re-sources; and integrating the safety processes into the work instructions. Safety management principles help to define the path forward for the WVDP Occupational Safety and Health Program. Roles, responsibilities, and authority of personnel stem from these ideals. WVNS and its subcontractors are guided by the following fundamental safety management principles: ''Protection of the environment, workers, and the public is the highest priority. The safety and well-being of our employees, the public, and the environment must never be compromised in the aggressive pursuit of results and accomplishment of work product. A graded approach to environment, safety, and health in design, construction, operation, maintenance, and deactivation is incorporated to ensure the protection of the workers, the public, and the environment.'' These principles are demonstrated through: Conducting all activities in an atmosphere of trust and confidence based on open, honest, and responsive communication. Using innovative and effective approaches to risk identification and management. Applying a systematic approach to planning and execution of all activities that affect the environment, safety, and health through use of the Integrated Environment, Safety, and Health Management System. Holding line management fully accountable to effectively plan and integrate environment, safety, and health activities into field activities. Providing clear policy and direction on environment, safety, and health issues to guide field work. Encouraging and promoting the sharing of environment, safety, and health information and resources. Empowering employees through training, information, tools, and program involvement to effectively protect themselves and the environment. Ensuring it is every employees' responsibility to identify and report potential safety and health hazards and environmental noncompliance. Together, as a team, we accomplish our mission while protecting the environment and preserving the safety and health of each employee and the public.

L. M. Calderon

1999-04-30

473

Diversifying Teacher Education Programs to Recruit and Graduate Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The participation in and completion of teacher education programs by students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is one of the biggest challenges facing higher education institutions today. The success of teacher education programs in responding to this challenge is related to their ability to incorporate diversity into all…

Salend, Spencer J.; Whittaker, Catharine R.; Garrick Duhaney, Laurel M.; Smith, Robin M.

2003-01-01

474

Developing Democratic and Transformational School Leaders: Graduates' Perceptions of the Impact of Their Preparation Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As administrative preparation programs ground strategies for developing new genres of school leaders in transformational and democratic communities, of particular interest are the instructional and programmatic strategies that contribute to successful program outcomes. Constructed over time, this article highlights the specific contribution of…

Stevenson, Robert B.; Doolittle, Gini

2003-01-01

475

Development of a Clinical Pharmacology Graduate Program at the University of Kentucky.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The structure, components, and anticipated outcomes of a University of Kentucky doctoral program in pharmacology are described. The program is designed to develop pharmacy-trained specialists who are interested in rigorous, intensive clinical experience, state-of-the-art coursework, and integrated laboratory-based and clinical dissertation…

Blouin, Robert A.; And Others

1994-01-01

476

Applying the Chilean Educational Experience in HCI to Peruvian Undergraduate and Graduate Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of human-computer interaction (HCI) education for software professionals should be evident and well understood, when designing computing programs, at all levels. Unfortunately there is a lack of HCI courses in Peruvian computing programs. Changing curricula is often difficult and involves a long bureaucratic process. However, making small changes in courses' approach and emphasis only requires good will from

José Antonio Pow-sang; Cristian Rusu; Claudia Zapata; Silvana Roncagliolo

2009-01-01

477

Evaluating Industry-Based Doctoral Research Programs: Perspectives and Outcomes of Australian Cooperative Research Centre Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers of the future will need to be able to work across the increasingly porous boundaries between university, industry, government and community sectors. Concerns have been raised internationally for several decades about the content and approaches adopted in doctoral programs. Innovative doctoral programs that facilitate students'…

Manathunga, Catherine; Pitt, Rachael; Cox, Laura; Boreham, Paul; Mellick, George; Lant, Paul

2012-01-01

478

Assessing Graduate Teacher Training Programs: Can a Teaching Seminar Reduce Anxiety and Increase Confidence?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some effort to test the effectiveness of teacher assistant training programs is common, but these evaluations are typically limited to measures of student satisfaction. Two forms of assessment commonly used in elementary and secondary teacher training programs, measuring levels of teaching anxiety and teacher efficacy, may be of use for sociology…

Pelton, Julie A.

2014-01-01

479

Does a Late Immersion Program Make a Difference to the Graduates? Research Report 82-09.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attitudes toward French language programs and future language plans were surveyed in a sample of students who had participated in Ottawa school district bilingual programs. A total of 178 completed questionnaires were returned by students who had registered in grade 12 French language classes in 1978 to 1980. The majority of the students had…

Bonyun, Rosemary

480

A Model for U.S. Institutions Offering Graduate Programs in Central America & the Caribbean.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the partnership model for the University of North Florida's master's program in education offered in Belize, suggesting that the model holds promise for development of international programs by other institutions. Topics discussed include the university's history of involvement in education in Belize, the Belize context for education,…

Smith, G. Pritchy; Flinchum, Betty M.; Mahung, Santos; Stone, Carolyn

1997-01-01

481

Food Practices and Nutrition Knowledge after Graduation from the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a federally funded nutrition program designed to educate low-income families about key areas of nutrition and food safety. This study examined the benefits gained and maintained by participants in EFNEP in food practices, nutrition knowledge, nutrient intake, and other areas. A prospective, within-subject design was used to examine a randomly selected

Catherine Greenwell Arnold; Jeffery Sobal

2000-01-01

482

Microcprocessing Computer Technician, Digital and Microprocessor Technician Program. Post-Graduate 5th Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Materials are provided for a two-semester digital and microprocessor technician postgraduate program. Prerequisites stated for the program include a background in DC and AC theory, solid state devices, basic circuit fundamentals, and basic math. A chronology of major topics and a listing of course objectives appear first. Theory outlines for each…

Carangelo, Pasquale R.; Janeczek, Anthony J.

483

NCLEX-RN: Predicting the Performance of Graduates of an Integrated Baccalaureate Nursing Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study is reported of the value of nursing program admission criteria (high school rank and grade point average, and individual and composite entrance examination scores) as predictors of undergraduate program performance, as measured by National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses scores.

Glick, Orpha G.; And Others

1986-01-01

484

From idea to graduation: the evolution of the first PhD program in a HBCU.  

PubMed

Hampton University has the distinction of being the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to fully implement a PhD in Nursing program. This was history making for our campus as the charter was changed to accommodate doctoral education. The PhD in Physics was the first doctoral program on campus, and Nursing was one of three doctoral programs that followed. Hampton University enrolled its first class of four students in the PhD in Nursing program in the fall of 1999. The major goal of the Hampton University PhD program in Nursing is the preparation of nurse scholars and researchers who can advance scientific knowledge and influence the development of effective health care policies and practices. This journey describes steps Hampton University has taken in addressing the demand for doctorally prepared nurses, especially minority nurses. Training more minority nurses impacts all communities, especially medically undeserved communities and minority populations. PMID:16382794

Hammond, Pamela V; Davis, Bertha L

2005-01-01

485

Occupant Protection Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Topics include occupant protection overview with a focus on crew protection during dynamic phases of flight; occupant protection collaboration; modeling occupant protection; occupant protection considerations; project approach encompassing analysis tools, injury criteria, and testing program development; injury criteria update methodology, unique effects of pressure suits and other factors; and a summary.

Bopp, Genie; Somers, Jeff; Granderson, Brad; Gernhardt, Mike; Currie, Nancy; Lawrence, Chuck

2010-01-01

486

Follow-Up Study of 1998 Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents data regarding the educational and occupational status of high school graduates responding to the 1998 Detroit Public Schools' Graduate Survey, also noting respondents' perceptions of the quality of their academic training and the degree to which it helped them in their present situation. Respondents achieved higher mean scale…

St. Clair, Sibyl Y.

487

1986 Graduate Follow-Up Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In November and December of 1986, a survey was conducted to determine the educational and employment status of the 1986 graduating class of John Tyler Community College (JTCC) and their opinions of the college and its services. Questionnaires were mailed to the 250 graduates of one of JTCC's transfer, occupational/technical, certificate, or career…

John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.

488

Building health systems capacity in global health graduate programs: reflections from Australian educators  

PubMed Central

There has been increasing focus on the role of health systems in low and middle-income countries. Despite this, very little evidence exists on how best to build health systems program and research capacity in educational programs. The current experiences in building capacity in health systems in five of the most prominent global health programs at Australian universities are outlined. The strengths and weaknesses of various approaches and techniques are provided along with examples of global practice in order to provide a foundation for future discussion and thus improvements in global health systems education.

2012-01-01

489

Graduate Education at Berkeley.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the history and orientation of Berkeley's graduate program in sociology which leans more toward the European than the U.S. tradition of postgraduate education. The doctoral student is most likely the principal architect of the research design and sole collector of primary data for the dissertation. The program emphasizes negotiation and a…

Duster, Troy

1987-01-01

490

Application to Graduate Psychology Programs by Undergraduate Students of Color: The Impact of a Research Training Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The top 86 students were selected from a pool of approximately 400 applicants to a summer clinical psychology research training program for undergraduate students of color. Forty-three of the students were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 clinical psychology research training programs, and 43 were randomly assigned to a control condition without training. The multicultural version of the training program

Gordon C. Nagayama Hall; Carolyn B. Allard

2009-01-01

491

Teaching, leadership, scholarly productivity, and level of activity in the chiropractic profession: a study of graduates of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic radiology residency program  

PubMed Central

Objective The purpose of this study was to track the graduates of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) radiology residency program, review their scholarly productivity, and report those involved in teaching and leadership positions. Methods Former LACC residents’ career information was identified through publicly available electronic documents including Web sites and social media. PubMed and the Index to Chiropractic Literature databases were searched for chiropractic graduate job surveys, and proportional comparisons were made between the career paths of LACC radiology residency graduates and those of non–residency-trained chiropractors. Results Of 47 former LACC residents, 28 (60%) have or previously had careers in tertiary (chiropractic) education; and 12 (26%) have attained a department chair position or higher at tertiary teaching institutions. Twenty-two (47%) have or previously had private radiology practices, whereas 11 (23%) have or previously had clinical chiropractic practices. Often, residency graduates hold or have held 2 of these positions at once; and one, all 3. Chapters or books were authored by 13 (28%). Conclusion Radiology residency LACC graduates are professionally active, particularly in education, and demonstrate scholarly productivity.

Young, Kenneth J.; Siordia, Lawrence

2012-01-01

492

A Computer Program for Estimating True-Score Distributions and Graduating Observed-Score Distributions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One in a series of nine articles in a section entitled, "Electronic Computer Program and Accounting Machine Procedures. Research supported in part by contract Nonr-2752(00) from the Office of Naval Research.

Wingersky, Marilyn S.; and others

1969-01-01

493

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...areas such as teacher training, program administration, research and evaluation, and curriculum development and for the support of dissertation research related to this study. (Authority: 20 U.S.C....

2009-07-01

494

Graduation Requirements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As seniors throughout the nation prepare to graduate this spring, they are cramming for finals, finishing theses, and saying goodbye to friends. At many colleges, they are also looking forward to participating in graduation rituals--and scrambling to complete lists of things they must do before they leave their campuses behind. These rites of…

Hoover, Eric; Lipka, Sara; Wasley, Paula

2007-01-01

495

Graduate Research Assistant Program for Professional Development at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Global Nuclear Security Technology Division (GNSTD)  

SciTech Connect

The southeast is a highly suitable environment for establishing a series of nuclear safety, security and safeguards 'professional development' courses. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides expertise in the research component of these subjects while the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex handles safeguards/security and safety applications. Several universities (i.e., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), North Carolina State University, University of Michigan, and Georgia Technology Institute) in the region, which offer nuclear engineering and public policy administration programs, and the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy make this an ideal environment for learning. More recently, the Institute for Nuclear Security (INS) was established between ORNL, Y-12, UTK and Oak Ridge Associate Universities (ORAU), with a focus on five principal areas. These areas include policy, law, and diplomacy; education and training; science and technology; operational and intelligence capability building; and real-world missions and applications. This is a new approach that includes professional development within the graduate research assistant program addressing global needs in nuclear security, safety and safeguards.

Eipeldauer, Mary D [ORNL; Shelander Jr, Bruce R [ORNL

2012-01-01

496

Management of Occupational Exposure to Engineered Nanoparticles Through a Chance-Constrained Nonlinear Programming Approach  

PubMed Central

Critical environmental and human health concerns are associated with the rapidly growing fields of nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs). The main risk arises from occupational exposure via chronic inhalation of nanoparticles. This research presents a chance-constrained nonlinear programming (CCNLP) optimization approach, which is developed to maximize the nanaomaterial production and minimize the risks of workplace exposure to MNMs. The CCNLP method integrates nonlinear programming (NLP) and chance-constrained programming (CCP), and handles uncertainties associated with both the nanomaterial production and workplace exposure control. The CCNLP method was examined through a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) manufacturing process. The study results provide optimal production strategies and alternatives. It reveal that a high control measure guarantees that environmental health and safety (EHS) standards regulations are met, while a lower control level leads to increased risk of violating EHS regulations. The CCNLP optimization approach is a decision support tool for the optimization of the increasing MNMS manufacturing with workplace safety constraints under uncertainties.

Chen, Zhi; Yuan, Yuan; Zhang, Shu-Shen; Chen, Yu; Yang, Feng-Lin

2013-01-01

497

A Review of Present and Proposed Occupational and Degree Programs Offered by the Saddleback Community College District and the Labor Market in Orange County.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assist in determining the need for the present and proposed occupational and degree programs offered by the Saddleback Community College District (SCCD), this report examines selected demographic and labor market data related to Orange County, California, industrial and occupational trends, and employment opportunities for SCCD program

Glenn, Hugh W.

498

The Development and Implementation of an Evaluation Project Management System for the Occupational Education Programs of the Boston Public Schools. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides updated information concerning the status of the occupational education delivery system in the Boston Public Schools. The source of the information contained in the report is the Boston Program Audit, a system-wide assessment of high school and middle school occupational program functioning. The report examines the findings of…

Enman, Gail M.; And Others

499

A 10-Year Review of the Food Science Summer Scholars Program: A Model for Research Training and for Recruiting Undergraduate Students into Graduate Programs and Careers in Food Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A pressing problem facing regulatory agencies, academia, and the food industry is a shortage of qualified food science graduates, particularly those with advanced degrees (that is, M.S. or Ph.D.). In 2000, the Cornell Institute of Food Science established the annual Food Science Summer Scholars Program as an experiential summer research program

Roberts, Angela J.; Robbins, Janette; McLandsborough, Lynne; Wiedmann, Martin

2010-01-01

500

Effects of NIGMS Training Programs on Graduate Education in the Biomedical Sciences. An Evaluative Study of the Training Programs of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences 1958-1967.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report was prepared by the National Research Council, at the request of the National Institutes of Health, in an attempt to evaluate the Graduate Research Training Grant Program and Fellowship Program in bioscience. One of the purposes of the study was to collect objective data that would provide answers to such questions as: What have been…

National Inst. of General Medical Sciences (NIH), Bethesda, MD.