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Quality in Undergraduate Education: A Collaborative Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Quality in Undergraduate Education project (QUE) is an equity project, founded on a belief that a high-quality public baccalaureate education should be accessible to all students. QUE is a collaboration among twenty-one colleges and universities in four states (California, Georgia, Maryland, and Nevada). It groups regional two- and four-year…

Albertine, Susan; Henry, Ronald J.

2004-01-01

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Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The principles for undergraduate education in psychology presented here are designed for creating a world-class educational system that provides students with the workplace skills needed in this information age; a solid academic background that prepares them for advanced study in a wide range of fields; and the knowledge, skills, and abilities…

American Psychologist, 2011

2011-01-01

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Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education in China: Impact on Different Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research analyzes the scheme proposed to assess the quality of higher education institutions in China, namely, the Quality Assessment of Undergraduate Education (QAUE) scheme. This article aims to determine the impact of the QAUE on universities and explore the reasons that intended effects have or have not been generated in the evaluated…

Liu, Shuiyun

2013-01-01

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Student Handbook Undergraduate Education  

E-print Network

leadership in both the art and science of educational practice. Furthermore Student Handbook Undergraduate Education College of Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas #12;College of Education, Student Handbook Page

Hemmers, Oliver

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Upgrading Undergraduate Biology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On many campuses throughout the country, undergraduate biology education is in serious need of an upgrade. During the past few decades, the body of biological knowledge has grown exponentially, and as a research endeavor, the practice of biology has evolved. Education research has also made great strides, revealing many new insights into how…

Musante, Susan

2011-01-01

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Accreditation of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education: How do the Standards Contribute to Quality?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Accreditation organizations such as the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the Royal College of Physicians and\\u000a Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) are charged with the difficult\\u000a task of evaluating the educational quality of medical education programs in North America. Traditionally accreditation includes\\u000a a more quantitative rather than qualitative judgment of the

Deborah J. Davis; Charlotte Ringsted

2006-01-01

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Undergraduate studies in primary education,  

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with Teaching Qualification #12;BSc (Hons) Environmental Stewardship Stewardship is the care and managementUndergraduate studies in primary education, environmental subjects and health & social policy Work west Scotland. It's a specialist campus for primary education, environmental studies and health

Guo, Zaoyang

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Innovative Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains brief descriptions of 12 experimental and/or innovative undergraduate teacher education programs currently underway in the College of Education, Ohio State University. Programs are 1) Urban Teacher Education (14-credit-hour practicum); 2) English Education Inner-City Program (2-year practicum); 3) Industrial Arts Curriculum…

Alberty, Elsie J.

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A PLAN FOR EXCELLENCE: ENHANCING UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND  

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A PLAN FOR EXCELLENCE: ENHANCING UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND STUDENT SUCCESS Retention Working......................................................................................................... iii Articulate Values and Create Structures that Promote and Sustain Retention Improvement..... iii...............................................................................................29 Indicators of the Quality of the Educational Experience

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University Undergraduate Students' Information Seeking Behaviour: Implications for Quality in Higher Education in Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of the study was to examine the information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students in the University of Botswana. Specifically, the study made effort to determine the sources consulted and the general pattern of information gathering system by the students: the impact of students' gender, level of study and course of study…

Ajiboye, Josiah O.; Tella, Adeyinka

2007-01-01

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Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This sharp looking website is for the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE) which "publishes peer-reviewed reports of innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education...[and] serves as a mechanism for faculty to exchange information...such as laboratory exercises, new media, curricular considerations, and teaching methods." Visitors will find the "Supplementary Materials" tab near the top of any page to contain movies, lab instructions, papers, and images. Some of the movies include an adult and juvenile "Crayfish Brain Movie," "Larval Dissection Movie" of a drosophila mutant, and "Leg Prep and Spine Stimulation" of a cockroach. The "Previous Issues" tab gives visitors the opportunity to read issues published since 2002. Recent pieces featured in JUNE include "Integrating Community Outreach into the Undergraduate Neuroscience Classroom", "Design Plans for an Inexpensive Tail Flick Analgesia Meter", and "Unquenchable Neuroscience."

2012-01-06

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Werklund School of Education Undergraduate Program  

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Werklund School of Education Undergraduate Program Bachelor of Education Student Handbook 2013 online calendar, the University of Calgary online calendar is deemed to be correct. Dr. Dianne Gereluk, Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs in Education (UPE) Education Tower 940 Werklund School of Education

Calgary, University of

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Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship ENERGY EDUCATION TRUST UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2014  

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Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship 1 ENERGY EDUCATION TRUST UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2014 BACKGROUND The Energy Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship was established by the Energy to the energy needs of New Zealand. REGULATIONS 1. The Scholarship shall be known as the Energy Education Trust

Waikato, University of

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BYU 20072008 Undergraduate Catalog 79 Colleges, Schools, Religious Education, and Undergraduate Education  

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, complements the university's expansive educational agenda by providing the benefits of a small liberal arts the educational experience and to benefit the life of each undergraduate student. General Education The GeneralBYU 2007­2008 Undergraduate Catalog 79 Colleges, Schools, Religious Education, and Undergraduate

Hart, Gus

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Undergraduate computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid development of electronic computers coupled with the very successful popularization of the actual and possible roles of computers has put higher educational institutions in a peculiar situation. Most universities and colleges, even while attempting to organize computer programs, have shown very little grasp of the need for computer science education. The computer manufacturers themselves have often seemed opposed

Preston C. Hammer

1970-01-01

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The $7,376 "Ivies": Value-Designed Models of Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Is it possible to get an "Ivy" education for $7,376 a year? Can a college provide high-quality undergraduate education at a reasonable cost? In this paper, the author explores if cost can be reduced and quality improved through the use of new "value-designed" models of undergraduate education. A value-designed model allows one to appeal to…

Fried, Vance H.

2008-01-01

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Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education Summit Rationale  

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Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education Summit Rationale Significant advances in geosciences and in STEM education have taken place in the 17 years since the geoscience community last gathered to take an in-depth review of undergraduate geoscience education in 1996. Geoscience has become more

Texas at Austin, University of

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Undergraduate research experience in computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer Science Education is gradually emerging as a valid research focus within the wider computer science community. This paper presents an account of a successful subject that offers senior undergraduates experience of research using Computer Science Education as the focus. The paper is not itself a research paper, but advocates a role for CS Ed as an undergraduate research focus

Tony Greening; Judy Kay

2002-01-01

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Service Quality in Postgraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Measuring service quality in higher education is increasingly important for attracting and retaining tuition-based revenues. Nonetheless, whilst undergraduates have received substantial academic exposure, postgraduate-based research has been scant. Consequently, the objectives of this paper are threefold: first, to identify the service…

Angell, Robert J.; Heffernan, Troy W.; Megicks, Phil

2008-01-01

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Cross-Cultural Undergraduate Medical Education in North America: Theoretical Concepts and Educational Approaches  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Cross-cultural undergraduate medical education in North America lacks conceptual clarity. Consequently, school curricula are unsystematic, nonuniform, and fragmented. This article provides a literature review about available conceptual models of cross-cultural medical education. The clarification of these models may inform the development of effective educational programs to enable students to provide better quality care to patients from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.

Sylvia Reitmanova

2011-01-01

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Recommendations for Undergraduate Public Health Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide serves to assist faculty who are developing undergraduate courses in public health as well as educational administrators and faculty curriculum committees who are designing undergraduate public health curricula. The approach outlined in these recommendations focuses on the development of three core courses, each of which is…

Riegelman, Richard K.; Albertine, Susan

2008-01-01

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Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business is the largest undergraduate major in the United States and still growing. This reality, along with the immense power of the business sector and its significance for national and global well-being, makes quality education critical not only for the students themselves but also for the public good. The Carnegie Foundation for the…

Colby, Anne; Ehrlich, Thomas; Sullivan, William M.; Dolle, Jonathan R.

2011-01-01

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Ideal characteristics for Distinguished Term Professors in Research and Undergraduate Education Office for Undergraduate Research  

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Ideal characteristics for Distinguished Term Professors in Research and Undergraduate Education Office for Undergraduate Research University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -The candidate has candidate willingly mentors undergraduate summer research fellowship (SURF) students, independent study

Sekelsky, Jeff

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Institutional Selectivity and Good Practices in Undergraduate Education: How Strong Is the Link?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic selectivity plays a dominant role in the public's understanding of what constitutes institutional excellence or quality in undergraduate education. In this study, we analyzed two independent data sets to estimate the net effect of three measures of college selectivity on dimensions of documented good practices in undergraduate education.…

Pascarella, Ernest T.; Cruce, Ty; Umbach, Paul D.; Wolniak, Gregory C.; Kuh, George D.; Carini, Robert M.; Hayek, John C.; Gonyea, Robert M.; Zhao, Chun-Mei

2006-01-01

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The McCormick Undergraduate Research Society Peer Education Committee  

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The McCormick Undergraduate Research Society Peer Education Committee MURS Peer undergraduates and guide them in understanding the realities of research and available Advising Program: Guidelines and Protocol Peer Advisers McCormick undergraduates

Shull, Kenneth R.

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New Developments in Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Implications for Health Education and Health Promotion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article provides an overview of efforts to improve public health and health education training and on the potential use of Critical Component Elements (CCEs) for undergraduate health education programs toward more consistent quality assurance across programs. Considered in the context of the Galway Consensus Conference, the authors discuss the…

Barnes, Michael D.; Wykoff, Randy; King, Laura Rasar; Petersen, Donna J.

2012-01-01

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Child Psychiatry Curricula in Undergraduate Medical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study to review the amount of time devoted to child psychiatry in undergraduate medical education is conducted. Results conclude that relatively low priority is given to child psychiatry in medical education with suggestions for international teaching standards on the subject.

Sawyer, Michael Gifford; Giesen, Femke; Walter, Garry

2008-01-01

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Reforming Undergraduate Education at UNLV  

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Undergraduate Learning Outcomes · Intellectual Breadth and Lifelong Learning · Inquiry and Critical Thinking they will achieve these outcomes ­ Communication and Critical Thinking in degree- relevant form ­ Assessment #12 experience · Communication · Critical Thinking · Not an Approval Process; a reporting and assessment process

Hemmers, Oliver

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Undergraduate environmental engineering education in China  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, the development process, present situations, causes of improvement, and trends of higher education of environmental engineering in China are discussed. Several education modes in environmental engineering in China are also presented. The development process can be divided into three stages: the beginning stage, the expansion stage, and the modification stage. The 1970's and early 1980's wake of environmental consciousness and serious pollution situation in China resulted in about 20 universities setting up an environmental engineering specialty. The late 1980's and middle 1990's job opportunities for undergraduates in China resulted in many universities' creation of the environmental engineering specialty from specialties such as geography, geology, hydrology, mining engineering, and mineral separation engineering where job opportunities were stagnant. At present, adjustment and improvement of environmental engineering education are urgently required because of the excessive increase of undergraduate number, change of job opportunities and implementation of five-work-day system in China. Other problems include how to determine the ratio of social science courses to engineering science courses, how to determine the relationship of fundamental and applied courses, and how to determine the specialized direction. Hunan University, as a typical university conferring an accredited Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering in four academic years in China, has been improving the instruction schedule for undergraduate education in environmental engineering. The curricula of the three phases for undergraduates of environmental engineering specialty at Hunan University are presented as a case study.

Yang, C.; Bero, B.N.

1999-07-01

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Examining Online Instruction in Undergraduate Nursing Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Web-based courses have increased in number as one of the primary modes of distance education in undergraduate nursing programs across the United States. An online survey of 171 nursing faculty in the United States with experience teaching Web-based courses served as the primary data source. Interviews and a review of course Web sites provided…

Christianson, Luann; Tiene, Drew; Luft, Pamela

2002-01-01

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Humanizing the Undergraduate Physical Education Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of the undergraduate physical education curricula in Canadian universities revealed sparse offerings in the humanities when compared to the biophysical and social sciences. Recommendations are made to reorder the curriculum to provide better balance between the two areas. (Author/CB)

Ross, Saul

1987-01-01

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Evaluation of Undergraduate Teaching at Institutions of Higher Education in China: Problems and Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the achievements of the first cycle of undergraduate teaching evaluation at institutions of higher education in China. Existing problems are identified, and suggestions are made for corresponding reforms for improving the standard and quality of China's undergraduate teaching evaluation.

Yukun, Chen

2009-01-01

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Undergraduate Research Grant College of Education and Human Development  

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Undergraduate Research Grant College of Education and Human Development The College of Education and Human Development is pleased to announce a new Undergraduate Research Grant. Consistent with the College undergraduate research across the four departments. Expected learning outcomes include increased proficiency

Boas, Harold P.

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Articulation of undergraduate and graduate education in public health.  

PubMed

The rapid growth of individual undergraduate courses, minors, and baccalaureate degrees in public health presents a new issue for graduate public health education: how does a graduate or professional program address previously completed undergraduate public health course work? A review of college directories found listings for 154 North American baccalaureate degrees in public health, public health education, and public health nursing. This article addresses the purposes of public health undergraduate education as (1) general liberal arts education, (2) education complementary to other non-public health graduate degrees, (3) preprofessional education, and (4) professional education preparing undergraduates for entry-level careers. Following a discussion of reasons to consider articulation of undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as barriers to articulation, the article presents potential strategies for articulation and future issues to consider in addressing admission of undergraduate public health students to master of public health programs. PMID:18770915

Lee, Joel M

2008-01-01

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The Quality Education Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attempts to implement W. Edwards Deming's Total Quality Management (TQM) principles in education and transform school systems into world-class, quality learning environments have proved somewhat disappointing. This book asserts that educators need a way to translate the ideas about corporate quality for adaptation and use in schools. The "missing…

Downey, Carolyn J.; And Others

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An Overview of Undergraduate Physiology Education in Turkish Medical Faculties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physiology education, which occupies an important place in undergraduate medical education, exhibits diversities across the world. Since there was no specific source of information about physiology education in Turkish medical faculties, the authors aimed to evaluate the general status of undergraduate physiology teaching of medical students in…

Balkanci, Z. Dicle; Pehlivanoglu, Bilge

2008-01-01

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DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES FOR DISSEMINATING REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY AND ENHANCING UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of three seven-week distance education courses entitled The Use of Remote Sensing for Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Professors. In Brazil distance learning has become a crucial tool for broadening education outreach to its territory and making available quality programs and materials to different audiences. Among selection criteria, student geographic location was one of the most

H. S. Ferreira; T. G. Florenzano; N. W. Dias; E. M. K. Mello; J. C. Moreira; E. C. Moraes

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Quality in Australian Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a compilation of 13 speeches given at a 1978 conference in Canberra, Australia on the theme of quality education in the Australian system. Some of the topics covered include the disadvantaged schools' program, the school as a social agency, quality education in rural schools, curriculum and the socially disadvantaged, parental…

Australian Coll. of Education, Carlton, Victoria.

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Quality in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains 21 new and classic papers and readings on quality philosophies and concepts, first, as they have been applied in business and industry but primarily as they relate to and can be applied in higher education. The introduction is titled "The Quality Approach in Higher Education: Context and Concepts for Change" by Brent D. Ruben.…

Ruben, Brent D., Ed.

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The changing context of undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed Central

It has long been recognised that intensive efforts are needed to reform medical education in order to meet the future needs of populations worldwide. Pressure for changes to the organisation, content and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education has greatly increased in the last two decades. The experience of innovative medical schools, the emergence of learner-centred teaching methods and the implications of health-care reforms in North America and Britain are major factors influencing calls for change. The pace of change has accelerated to such an extent in recent years that progress towards widespread reform appears to be more attainable than ever before. This article provides an overview of the changing context of health-care, some patterns of existing medical education and some strategies for change. PMID:7567730

Parsell, G. J.; Bligh, J.

1995-01-01

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Maximizing the value of education for university undergraduate research fellows  

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MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF EDUCATION FOR UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS A Senior Honors Thesis By AARON BENJAMIN TILLEY Submined to the Office of Honors Programs 8r. Academic Scholarships Texas ARM University In partial fulfillment... of the requirements For the Designation of UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW April 2000 Group: Political Science MAXIMIZING THE VALUE OF EDUCATION FOR UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS A Senior Honors Thesis By AARON BENJAMIN TILLEY...

Tilley, Aaron Benjamin

2013-02-22

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Environmental Engineering Talent Demand and Undergraduate Education in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Chinese higher environmental education, undergraduate education of environmental engineering starts earliest and develops fastest. The undergraduate has been playing an important role in controlling pollution for more than twenty years. The setting and distribution of the environmental engineering major was analyzed, the conditions of the…

Zhang, Huan-zhen; Li, Jian-bo; Luo, Xiang-nan; Zhao, Bin-yan; Luo, Ren-ming; Wang, Qiao-ling

2004-01-01

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Undergraduate and Graduate Preparation in Educational Research Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The advent of high stakes state testing in K-12 education and The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, with its focus on "scientifically-based research" (SBR), has opened new challenges for both undergraduate and graduate preparation programs in education. This address will report on how we are currently preparing our undergraduate and graduate…

Barcikowski, Robert S.

2004-01-01

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APPEAL FOR EXCEPTION TO ACADEMIC POLICY Undergraduate Education  

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APPEAL FOR EXCEPTION TO ACADEMIC POLICY Undergraduate Education Use this form to appeal or petition: There may be other forms that must be completed before an appeal will be considered. I. Procedure A to the Office of Undergraduate Education (UT Dallas Office FO 2.710) for consideration. D. Any appeal of program

O'Toole, Alice J.

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Undergraduate Education The College of Agricultural Sciences will provide undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics,  

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the fourteen core topical themes. By the nature of the issues involved, researchers from many disciplines issues. Researchers will participate with other faculty on steering committees to find common groundUndergraduate Education The College of Agricultural Sciences will provide undergraduate degrees

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Quality Benchmarks in Undergraduate Psychology Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Performance benchmarks are proposed to assist undergraduate psychology programs in defining their missions and goals as well as documenting their effectiveness. Experienced academic program reviewers compared their experiences to formulate a developmental framework of attributes of undergraduate programs focusing on activity in 8 domains:…

Dunn, Dana S.; McCarthy, Maureen A.; Baker, Suzanne; Halonen, Jane S.; Hill, G. William, IV

2007-01-01

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Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Suggested Readings Barr, B., & Tagg, J. (1995). From teaching to learning: A new paradigm for undergraduate education. Change, 27(6), 13-  

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Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship ­ Suggested Readings Barr, B., & Tagg, J. (1995 Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University. (1998). Reinventing Undergraduate, E. (2007). Becoming a scientist: The role of undergraduate research in students' cognitive, personal

Richmond, Geraldine L.

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Substance misuse teaching in undergraduate medical education  

PubMed Central

Background Over 12,000 hospital admissions in the UK result from substance misuse, therefore issues surrounding this need to be addressed early on in a doctor’s training to facilitate their interaction with this client group. Currently, undergraduate medical education includes teaching substance misuse issues, yet how this is formally integrated into the curriculum remains unclear. Methods Semi-structured interviews with 17 key members of staff responsible for the whole or part of the undergraduate medical curriculum were conducted to identify the methods used to teach substance misuse. Using a previously devised toolkit, 19 curriculum co-ordinators then mapped the actual teaching sessions that addressed substance misuse learning objectives. Results Substance misuse teaching was delivered primarily in psychiatry modules but learning objectives were also found in other areas such as primary care placements and problem-based learning. On average, 53 teaching sessions per medical school focused on bio-psycho-social models of addiction whereas only 23 sessions per medical school focused on professionalism, fitness to practice and students’ own health in relation to substance misuse. Many sessions addressed specific learning objectives relating to the clinical features of substance dependence whereas few focused on iatrogenic addiction. Conclusions Substance misuse teaching is now inter-disciplinary and the frequent focus on clinical, psychological and social effects of substance misuse emphasises the bio-psycho-social approach underlying clinical practice. Some areas however are not frequently taught in the formal curriculum and these need to be addressed in future changes to medical education. PMID:24533849

2014-01-01

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Final-Year Education Projects for Undergraduate Chemistry Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme provides an opportunity for students in their final year of the chemistry degree course at the University of Reading to choose an educational project as an alternative to practical research. The undergraduates work in schools where they can be regarded as role models and offer one way of inspiring pupils to…

Page, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

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Liberal Learning as Freedom: A Capabilities Approach to Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, I employ the pioneering works of Nussbaum, Sen, Saito, and Walker, in conjunction with the U.S. tradition of academic freedom, to outline a capability-centered vision of undergraduate education. Pace Nussbaum and Walker, I propose a short list of learning capabilities to which every undergraduate student should be entitled. This…

Garnett, Robert F., Jr.

2009-01-01

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Funding Opportunity: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering  

E-print Network

Funding Opportunity: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Sponsor: National and in research, that cross traditional disciplinary and departmental boundaries. Some examples of nanotechnology aspects of nanotechnology, applications of nanotechnology to information technology, properties

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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A SELF-ASSESSMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION  

E-print Network

A SELF-ASSESSMENT OF UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AT BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 I. Introduction to the Self-Assessment Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 II. The Self-Assessment Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 III

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education Research and Science Education Subcommittee  

E-print Network

Strengthening Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education 1 Research and Science Education. In addition to housing undergraduate and graduate education, it is where STEM disciplines are defined for the broader system; it is where leading research on student learning occurs. It is also all too often

Finkelstein, Noah

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Mission leverage education: NSU/NASA innovative undergraduate model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The BEST Lab (Center for Excellence in Science Education), the Center for Materials Research (CMR), and the Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science (CS) Departments at Norfolk State University (NSU) joined forces to implement MiLEN(2) IUM - an innovative approach tu integrate current and emerging research into the undergraduate curricula and train students on NASA-related fields. An Earth Observing System (EOS) mission was simulated where students are educated and trained in many aspects of Remote Sensing: detector physics and spectroscopy; signal processing; data conditioning, analysis, visualization; and atmospheric science. This model and its continued impact is expected to significantly enhance the quality of the Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology (MSET or SMET) educational experience and to inspire students from historically underrepresented groups to pursue careers in NASA-related fields. MiLEN(2) IUM will be applicable to other higher education institutions that are willing to make the commitment to this endeavor in terms of faculty interest and space.

Chaudhury, S. Raj; Shaw, Paula R. D.

2005-01-01

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Navigating the labyrinth of Canadian undergraduate psychiatric nurse education.  

PubMed

Historically, the education and training of psychiatric nurses in Canada have only been available within a psychiatric institutional setting or community college. This trend, however, has experienced a recent shift with the establishment of a Canadian undergraduate programme. This development is symbolic of the profession's evolution and serves three primary purposes. First, it continues to address the psychiatric nursing shortage; second, it provides additional educational and career opportunities for students; and third, it serves to advance the psychiatric nursing profession. This essay reflects on a decade of undergraduate psychiatric nurse education and discusses the salient challenges and needs of learners and educators. PMID:21054722

Morrissette, Patrick J

2010-12-01

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Quality & Education: Critical Linkages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains a collection of essays about schools that have successfully implemented Total Quality Management (TQM) through partnerships with the business community, parents, higher education, school board members, and others. Following the preface, foreword, and introduction, the book is divided into five sections: school leaders in Total…

McCormick, Betty L., Ed.

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Communities for Quality Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the past several years, a number of organizations and policy centers have grown increasingly concerned about the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)and its implications for students and other members of the education community across the United States. One such group is the Communities for Quality Education, a national education advocacy group which seeks "to build a partnership between people inside and outside the education community who share the common goal of building better public schools for every child." Visitors will definitely want to peruse their research reports, which include data on the number of schools that did not make adequate yearly progress according to the NCLB. The site also features news coverage based on the insightful work of the organization, along with several nice interactive maps that document the actions of individual states concerned with various aspects of the NCLB.

2005-01-01

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Role of anaesthesiologists in undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Although anaesthesia and intensive care medicine are postgraduate subjects, few would deny the value of exposing medical undergraduates to clinical training in these areas. The present review addresses developments in medical undergraduate training curricula, and the specific benefits that can be provided for medical students, at all stages of training, by anaesthesiologists working in operating theatres, intensive care units and pain clinics. PMID:17016371

Prys-Roberts, C

2000-12-01

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Greek Undergraduate Physical Education Students' Basic Computer Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study were to determine how undergraduate physical education (PE) students feel about their level of competence concerning basic computer skills and to examine possible differences between groups (gender, specialization, high school graduation type, and high school direction). Although many students and educators believe…

Adamakis, Manolis; Zounhia, Katerina

2013-01-01

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Undergraduate research and co-op education: a winning combination  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) in collaboration with renowned engineering companies has developed and implemented an educational model joining traditional co-op education and undergraduate research experience. The model has evolved into a well-rounded learning program with important benefits for all parties involved: students, academia, and employers. This paper describes

Manuel Jimenez; Rogelio Palomera; Manuel Toledo

2002-01-01

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203Department of Education Undergraduate Catalogue 201415  

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Leadership.ThegraduateprogramleadstoaMasterofArtsdegreeineducation. The Department of Education offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education/Elementary. BA Education/Elementary Mission Statement The Bachelor of Arts in Education/Elementary Program aims of the following pairs: EDUC 240 and EDUC 251 (Arabic and social studies), EDUC 228 and EDUC 229 (art and music

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The Foundation and Trends of Undergraduate Education Reform in China's Research Universities: The Case of Tsinghua University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chinese universities face enormous pressures and challenges from increased global competition, intensifying national reform efforts, quality improvement, and quantity expansion in the higher education system, which deeply affect undergraduate education reform efforts within the universities. This article uses macrocausal analysis of the complexity…

Jinghuan, Shi

2011-01-01

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In Search of Critical Thinking in Undergraduate Education: A Case Study of a Midwestern University's Center for Teaching Excellence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research indicated that students often graduate from colleges and universities without encountering critical thinking skills in undergraduate coursework. The first national report raising concerns over the declining quality of education stemmed from the National Commission on Excellence in Education (1983), and findings based on disappointing test…

Thaxton, Lourene Pike

2009-01-01

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Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the discipline-specific difficulties learners face and the specialized intellectual and instructional resources that can facilitate student understanding. Discipline-Based Education Research is based on a 30-month study built on two workshops held in 2008 to explore evidence on promising practices in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This book asks questions that are essential to advancing DBER and broadening its impact on undergraduate science teaching and learning. The book provides empirical research on undergraduate teaching and learning in the sciences, explores the extent to which this research currently influences undergraduate instruction, and identifies the intellectual and material resources required to further develop DBER. Discipline-Based Education Research provides guidance for future DBER research. In addition, the findings and recommendations of this report may invite, if not assist, post-secondary institutions to increase interest and research activity in DBER and improve its quality and usefulness across all natural science disciples, as well as guide instruction and assessment across natural science courses to improve student learning. The book brings greater focus to issues of student attrition in the natural sciences that are related to the quality of instruction. Discipline-Based Education Research will be of interest to educators, policy makers, researchers, scholars, decision makers in universities, government agencies, curriculum developers, research sponsors, and education advocacy groups.

Council, National R.

2012-05-23

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Quality in Education Defines ESD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education has a central role to play in attaining sustainable development--by inculcating values that encourage sustainable practices. To play this role effectively, education should go beyond developing cognitive understanding and ability, and address the economic, social and other dimensions of learning as well. Quality education and education

Pigozzi, Mary Joy

2007-01-01

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Education Improves Plagiarism Detection by Biology Undergraduates  

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Regrettably, the sciences are not untouched by the plagiarism affliction that threatens the integrity of budding professionals in classrooms around the world. My research, however, suggests that plagiarism training can improve students' recognition of plagiarism. I found that 148 undergraduate ecology students successfully identified plagiarized…

Holt, Emily A.

2012-01-01

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UndergraduateEducation2010 MICHIGAN TECH  

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Sustainable juice Charging electric vehicles with wind and solar power Advanced Metalworks Merging two student Creating a sustainable water system in Nicaragua PROGRAMS Enterprise Senior Design Undergraduate Research system on campus. "We began with a pushing motion, but pulling is more repeat- able," explains team

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Attitudes toward Poverty during Undergraduate Education.  

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A study investigated perceptions of the causes of poverty held by undergraduate social work students (51 beginning, 29 intermediate, 39 senior). Results suggest students develop beliefs about poverty appropriate to the profession's values. Rise in fatalism and external locus of control correlated with completion of a social welfare policy course.…

Schwartz, Sanford; Robinson, Margaret M.

1991-01-01

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Student Selection Criteria in Undergraduate Leadership Education Programs  

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With the success of graduates directly influencing the college's reputation and ranking, leadership propensity should be an important selection criterion in higher education institution's undergraduate admissions processes, but is it? For most colleges and universities, selection is done through a paper application containing only a sliver of the…

Kan, Daniel B.; Reichard, Rebecca J.

2009-01-01

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Content Analysis of Research in Undergraduate Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of 773 journal articles on undergraduate medical education found curriculum, teaching, and student assessment most frequently discussed, with 45% reporting research activities. Research studies were generally conducted in a naturalistic environment; were evaluative or comparative; used observation, testing, or questionnaires for data…

Dimitroff, Alexandra; Davis, Wayne K.

1996-01-01

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Exploring Vocation: Reframing Undergraduate Education as a Quest for Purpose  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the Program on the Theological Exploration of Vocation (PTEV), a unique experiment in undergraduate education. This project challenged a group of 88 colleges and universities affiliated with a variety of Christian denominations, from Orthodox and Roman Catholic to Evangelical Protestant and Quaker, to think anew about what…

Sullivan, William M.

2014-01-01

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A Transformative Model for Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education  

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Essay A Transformative Model for Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education David C. Usher,* Tobin A. Driscoll, Prasad Dhurjati,§ John A. Pelesko, Louis F. Rossi, Gilberto Schleiniger, Kathleen correspondence to: David C. Usher (dusher@udel.edu). *D.C.U. and T.A.D. contributed equally to this study. © 2010

Driscoll, Toby

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Undergraduate Chemistry Education: Report of an ACS Presidential Symposium  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Presidential Symposium, Envisioning Undergraduate Chemistry Education in 2015 was organized by the ACS Committee on Professional Training (CPT), in response to the challenge to envision the chemistry enterprise in 2015. The need for more diverse role models at all levels is emphasized, including high school…

Polik, William F.

2006-01-01

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Trust Matters: Distinction and Diversity in Undergraduate Science Education  

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Background: How do we account for the persistent difficulty the U.S. community of science has in educating larger numbers of talented and diverse undergraduates? We posit that the problem lies in the community's unremitting focus on scientific subject matter knowledge and students' ability to learn, to the neglect of interpersonal social…

Ream, Robert K.; Lewis, James L.; Echeverria, Begoña; Page, Reba N.

2014-01-01

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Undergraduate Education in Environmental Studies, A Conference Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The nine papers included in this volume were presented during the "Working Conference on Undergraduate Education in Environmental Studies" at Dartmouth College. The rationale and strategy for environmental studies at Dartmouth College are considered in part one. Details of the proposed programs at both Dartmouth College and Williams College are…

Reiners, William A.; Smallwood, Frank

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Funding Opportunity: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering  

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Funding Opportunity: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering Sponsor: National, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. Related funding opportunities are posted on the web site for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nsf.gov/nano. In addition

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Development of a Systems Engineering Education Module for Undergraduates.  

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The purpose of this study was to develop a systems engineering educational module that could easily fit within existing transportation engineering undergraduate or technical courses in other engineering disciplines. The module is based on analysis of specific job roles and tasks of staff at various transportation agencies in Texas, and has three…

Kuhn, Beverly T.

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Auditing the ICT Experiences of Teacher Education Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of teacher education graduates having appropriate information and communication technology (ICT) for learning competencies and experiences is well documented. However, without well developed processes for auditing the ICT experiences of undergraduates it should not be assumed that teachers will enter their profession with the…

Watson, Glenice; Proctor, Romina M. J.; Finger, Glenn; Lang, Wayne

2004-01-01

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High Graduate Unemployment Rate and Taiwanese Undergraduate Education  

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An expansion in higher education in combination with the recent global economic recession has resulted in a high college graduate unemployment rate in Taiwan. This study investigates how the high unemployment rate and financial constraints caused by economic cutbacks have shaped undergraduates' class choices, job needs, and future income…

Wu, Chih-Chun

2011-01-01

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Transfer Guide for Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs  

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8 Music Education Program 8 Other Education Programs 8 Loan Programs for Teachers 9 Loan Forgiveness, and special services (including English as a Second Language, Physical Education, art, music, etc and benefits. According to the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (www

Almor, Amit

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Quality as Transformation: Educational Metamorphosis  

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The notion of "quality as transformation" has been widely used in the higher education sector. However, both quality and transformation are elusive terms. There is little research exploring how quality could be equated to transformation in the learning process. This paper will provide an insight into the relationship between quality and…

Cheng, Ming

2014-01-01

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The Contributions of the WIYN Observatory to Undergraduate Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over its nearly 20 year history the WIYN Observatory has provided crucial data for numerous undergraduate research projects at the partner institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, and Yale University) plus others who access the telescope via national time from NOAO. WIYN and its instruments have served both undergraduates who are local to each institution, as well as those who have a temporary tenure as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) students. The topics of this work range widely, and only a few examples are listed here. Numerous studies of stars have been undertaken by undergraduates, from rotation velocities of pre-main sequence stars (Rhode et al.) to dynamical heating mechanisms in open clusters (Friel et al.). Extragalactic investigations range from a study of cold ISM in galaxies near the centers of rich clusters (Gallagher & Hooper, et al.) to the stellar populations of post-starburst galaxies hosting low-level AGN (Wolf & Hooper, et al.). Students have made wide use of WIYN's long established suite of facility instruments, which currently includes the Hydra multi-object fiber spectrograph, the SparsePak integral field unit fiber spectrograph, and the WHIRC near-infrared imager. A current undergraduate is a key player in final laboratory testing of two new integral field units that will come to WIYN soon. Finally, the new large format imager pODI currently is in science operation, soon to be followed by an upgrade to nearly four times the current imaging area, a powerful tool that will join the others in contributing to undergraduate research and education. This presentation is a continuation of the overview of WIYN contributions to education that began with a discussion of graduate education at the Indianapolis AAS (Hooper, AAS Meeting #222, #214.23).

Hooper, Eric; Consortium, WIYN

2014-01-01

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Connecting undergraduate science education with the needs of today's graduates.  

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Undergraduate science programs are not providing graduates with the knowledgebase and skills they need to be successful on today's job market. Curricular changes relevant to today's marketplace and more opportunities for internships and work experience during students' secondary education would facilitate a smoother transition to the working world and help employers find graduates that possess both the hard and soft skills needed in the workplace. In this article, we discuss these issues and offer solutions that would generate more marketplace-ready undergraduates. PMID:25653842

Callier, Viviane; Singiser, Richard H; Vanderford, Nathan L

2014-01-01

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Status of Undergraduate Education in Range Science in the USA  

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This article describes the results of a questionnaire sent to 28 universities and colleges with range science programs in the western 17 states. Information requested pertained to job placement, undergraduate student numbers, course requirements, program goals, and obstacles to undergraduate education in range science. Most range science programs have low student numbers with fewer than 10 graduates per year. The data suggested that low numbers are caused by poor student awareness of rangelands, a misconception that range science is simply another agriculture production major, and competing curricula in natural resource sciences and other areas.

Schacht, Walter

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Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: Blueprints for the 21st Century  

PubMed Central

Paralleling the explosive growth of neuroscientific knowledge over the last two decades, numerous institutions from liberal arts colleges to research universities have either implemented or begun exploring the possibility of implementing undergraduate programs in neuroscience. In 1995, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) partnered with Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) to offer a workshop exploring how undergraduate neuroscience education should proceed. Four blueprints were created to provide direction to the burgeoning interest in developing programs in undergraduate neuroscience education: 1) Neuroscience nested in psychology; 2) Neuroscience nested in biology; 3) Neuroscience as a minor; and 4) Neuroscience as a major. In 2005, FUN again partnered with PKAL to revisit the blueprints in order to align the blueprints with modern pedagogical philosophy and technology. The original four blueprints were modified and updated. One particularly exciting outgrowth of the 2005 workshop was the introduction of a fifth curricular blueprint that strongly emphasizes the integration of the humanities and social sciences into neuroscience: Neuroscience Studies. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, an education in neuroscience will prepare the next generation of students to think critically, synthetically, and creatively as they confront the problems facing humanity in the 21st century. PMID:23493318

Wiertelak, Eric P.; Ramirez, Julio J.

2008-01-01

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Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: Blueprints for the 21(st) Century.  

PubMed

Paralleling the explosive growth of neuroscientific knowledge over the last two decades, numerous institutions from liberal arts colleges to research universities have either implemented or begun exploring the possibility of implementing undergraduate programs in neuroscience. In 1995, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) partnered with Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) to offer a workshop exploring how undergraduate neuroscience education should proceed. Four blueprints were created to provide direction to the burgeoning interest in developing programs in undergraduate neuroscience education: 1) Neuroscience nested in psychology; 2) Neuroscience nested in biology; 3) Neuroscience as a minor; and 4) Neuroscience as a major. In 2005, FUN again partnered with PKAL to revisit the blueprints in order to align the blueprints with modern pedagogical philosophy and technology. The original four blueprints were modified and updated. One particularly exciting outgrowth of the 2005 workshop was the introduction of a fifth curricular blueprint that strongly emphasizes the integration of the humanities and social sciences into neuroscience: Neuroscience Studies. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience, an education in neuroscience will prepare the next generation of students to think critically, synthetically, and creatively as they confront the problems facing humanity in the 21(st) century. PMID:23493318

Wiertelak, Eric P; Ramirez, Julio J

2008-01-01

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Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With a mandate from the American Statistical Association, the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) has a simple, yet daunting, mission: "to support and advance undergraduate statistics education." They do so through an ambitious mix of professional development initiatives, coupled with sustained outreach efforts and research. Most educators and students will want to start by visiting the "Resources" area, which is divided into sections that bring together datasets, analysis tools, lecture examples, and for a moment of inferential humor, a number of cartoons, jokes, and songs, all informed by the world of statistics. The "Teaching Methods" area is well worth a look, as it brings together 35 resources such as a set of tips of teaching statistics to large classes and how to discuss causality in introductory statistics courses.

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Quality and Equality in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College Board programs and publications aimed at increasing access to higher education while helping maintain and enhance educational quality are discussed, including the Educational Equality Project on college preparation, Advanced Placement, College-Level Exaination Program, and Options for Excellence. (MSE)

Hanford, George H.

1984-01-01

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Geriatric education in undergraduate and graduate levels in latin america.  

PubMed

A recent dramatic increase in the elderly population has not been accompanied by a parallel increase in specialized health care professionals in Latin America. The main purpose of this work was to determine the stage of geriatrics teaching for undergraduate and graduate medical levels in Latin America. Using a questionnaire given in person and online, the authors surveyed geriatricians from 16 countries: eight from South America and eight from Central America. Among 308 medical schools, 35% taught undergraduate geriatrics, ranging from none in Uruguay, Venezuela, and Guatemala to 82% in Mexico. The authors identified 36 programs in 12 countries with graduate medical education in geriatrics, ranging from 2 to 5 years of training. The authors conclude that although the population is aging rapidly in Latin American countries, there has been a slow development of geriatrics teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the region. PMID:24717013

López, Jorge H; Reyes-Ortiz, Carlos A

2015-01-01

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An interprofessional approach to undergraduate critical care education.  

PubMed

Published research suggests that the best outcomes in critical care clinical practice require an interprofessional (IP) collaborative approach to patient care. The Institute of Medicine has called for increased IP education. This article describes the development of an elective undergraduate IP critical care course. The course was developed to educate nursing and respiratory care students on the importance of IP practice, current evidence, and essentials of critical care. Several challenges were met in the development and implementation of the course. Various IP teaching strategies were used, including simulation, clinical observations, and student patient case presentations. An IP course provides a unique learning environment in which fundamental principles of critical care clinical practice and IP practice can be learned in an IP educational environment. There is a critical need to increase IP education and to conduct research related to IP education and its outcomes in preprofessional educational programs. PMID:24530014

Hinderer, Katherine A; Joyner, Robert L

2014-03-01

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Teaching for Multiple Intelligences in Undergraduate Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Multiple intelligences theory has only recently entered the teaching and learning dialogue in education and research. It is argued that despite the rhetoric of a student centred approach, nurse education remains wedded to conventional teaching approaches, which fail to engage with the individual and unwittingly silence the student's voice. This study examines the concept of Multiple Intelligences (MI) and outlines Gardner's contention that the brain functions using eight intelligences, which can be employed to improve learning at an individual level.

Denny, Margaret

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Animal Environmental Systems Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus, depth, and integration in undergraduate education, graduate education,  

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Animal Environmental Systems Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus, depth, and integration in undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and outreach in environmentally sound. Graduate education, research, and outreach will consist of masters and doctoral degree programs related

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Undergraduate medical education: tendencies and requirements in a rapidly developing Europe.  

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This study pinpoints the necessity to constantly monitor local approaches in undergraduate medical education on an inter-European scale. Traditional undergraduate medical curricula need restructuring to account for the increasing amount of medical knowledge and rapid changes and developments in societies, nosology, therapy and IT. European undergraduate medical curricula should be harmonized not egalized, with a focus on inter-European sharing of resources, mobility, credit (allocation, accumulation and transfer), definition of European and trans-European mission statements, identification of quality metrics, advice on dealing with conflicting aims such as specialization and generalization, on communicating core knowledge instead of providing overabundance of information, and on introducing multifaceted teaching and learning methods, as well as providing strategies for life long learning. Sound medical education can no longer and nowhere be considered under the autonomous auspices of individual Medical Schools or national philosophies. It has to be perceived and structured as a competitive and flexible approach which promotes life long learning of teachers, students, physicians and other related staff with international awareness. It is stressed that student and staff mobility, as well as virtual mobility in the form of worldwide available teaching modules and expertise have to be incorporated into national medical curricula. This is to guarantee up-to-date education in support of patient demands, future professionality and competitiveness of students, physicians and Public Health System institutions. The formal approaches of traditional subject related curricula as well as problem based learning must be linked with quality approved state of the art ODL, evaluated international CME strategies and training in the utilization of IT in preparation of lifelong learning. Strategies for the use of IT need updating on a regular basis to diminish the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. General European perspectives of medical education are discussed in relation to ECTS, ODL, compulsory credited and evaluated CME and relicensing of physicians. Prime features of ETM--the most reputed and well-known European medical CME initiative fostering quality assured international awareness are described and recommended for local and nationwide implementation. Specific links of the Bonn undergraduate medical curriculum with credited and evaluated CME and imminent European strategies are detailed. The authors conclude that European universities not adapting at least some of the outlined curricular necessities will rapidly lose their competitiveness compared to other national and international Medical Schools. Harmonized European ethical mission statements and consequent utilization of IT deserve special considerations in this context. PMID:11217285

Breipohl, W; Johansson, C; Hansis, M; Steiger, J; Naguro, T; Müller, K; Mestres, P

2000-01-01

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Cooperative Learning in Higher Education using Weblogs: a study with undergraduate students of Education in Portugal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an experience of internet integration in an Education Program of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. The project was developed in the first semester of 2006\\/2007 and integrated 23 undergraduate students who attended Educational and Communication Technology (ECT) class. Students, in small groups, were encouraged to set up and maintain a w eblog as a portfolio of

Clara COUTINHO

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Enhancing Undergraduate Education through Mentored Research and Practical Writing Experiences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Twenty years ago I attended my very first AAS meeting as a 21-year old undergraduate physics major. At that meeting I presented the light curve of a variable star I had studied as part of a mentored research program at BYU. That opportunity to do mentored research, and to attend a professional meeting of astronomers, helped to set the foundation for my success today as an associate professor of physics and astronomy. Twenty years ago I was the student, now I am the mentor! I have eight undergraduate students whom I currently supervise in active research, four of which are presenting their senior projects at the 225th meeting of the AAS.My experience has shown me that the full impact of mentored research cannot be measured by yearly numbers or statistics. When we mentor a student, we influence their career path and choices for years to come. Where feasible, every undergraduate should have the opportunity to do research if they so choose. It is a sacrifice of our time and our effort that cannot be easily measured through numbers or results, and is only visible many years down the road as these students become the future leaders in astronomy and policy. In this poster, I will discuss the benefits of mentored research, the growth we have seen at BYU over the past twenty years with the introduction of a mentored research program, and ideas for implementing mentored research and writing into course curricula to enhance the undergraduate educational experience.

Stephens, Denise C.; Hintz, Eric G.; Joner, Michael D.; Moody, J. Ward

2015-01-01

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Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite having significant knowledge of effective practices, along with curricular and pedagogical resources, efforts to transform introductory sequences have met with only modest success. While educators may know what to do, they do not know how to enact and sustain these reforms at scale. What they need is a framework for understanding STEM…

Beach, Andrea L.; Henderson, Charles; Finkelstein, Noah

2012-01-01

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Educating and Training Undergraduate Applied Statisticians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A course on Applied Statistics, offered since 1978 at the Instituto de Matematica e Estatistica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil, is designed to educate statisticians at the bachelor's level for jobs in government statistical offices, industry, and business. (Author/LMO)

Peres, Clovis A.; And Others

1985-01-01

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Education/community collaborations for undergraduate nursing gerontological clinical experiences.  

PubMed

In 2000, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing developed guidelines to help nurse educators incorporate gerontological nursing content into baccalaureate curricula. In 2001, the Hartford Foundation also provided grant monies to nursing programs to support gerontology curricular innovations and new clinical experiences. The funding allowed faculty to focus time, energy, and resources on gerontological nursing education. We, the authors, representing two funded schools of nursing, collaborated with community agencies to develop undergraduate gerontological clinical learning experiences and are encouraged by the results. This article describes the development of these collaborations and serves as a model for other schools of nursing. The education/community collaborations described here focus on clinical learning strategies, implementation activities, and outcomes/benefits of the experiences. Both educational programs had supportive administration, faculty willing to participate in curriculum change, organized plans to implement geriatric curricular enhancement, and long-standing community partnerships. PMID:16564476

Barba, Beth E; Gendler, Phyllis

2006-01-01

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G. Alfred Hess Jr. Undergraduate Research Fund established by the School of Education and Social Policy  

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G. Alfred Hess Jr. Undergraduate Research Fund established by the School of Education and Social) undergraduates who are working on a research project. The "research project" might be under the direction directly supports a faculty #12;G. Alfred Hess, Jr. Undergraduate Research Fund Program Description

Shahriar, Selim

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Research Experience for Undergraduate Students and Its Impact on STEM Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research experience has been proven to be effective in enhancing the overall educational experience for undergraduate students. In this article, two engineering research projects with undergraduate students involvement are discussed. The projects provided the undergraduate student researchers with motivation for independent research work and…

Zhan, Wei

2014-01-01

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Assuring Quality in Education Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A number of quality assurance educational evaluation methods are illustrated. Evaluation data obtained from the Providence, Rhode Island, school district are used. The methods are: (1) from auditing, internal control; (2) from accounting, double bookkeeping; and (3) from industrial quality control, acceptance sampling and cumulative percentage…

Trochim, William M. K.; Visco, Ronald J.

1986-01-01

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Quality experiential education.  

PubMed

The 2007 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Accreditation Standards and Guidelines for the Professional Program in Pharmacy delineate new expectations for experiential education within curricula and include guidance on the development and conduct of Pharmacy Practice Experiences. The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Educational Affairs Subcommittee C developed a position statement to further delineate the views of ACCP on factors necessary to meet contemporary standards for doctoral education in pharmacy and to provide guidance to our membership on how to implement the new standards. This White Paper provides explanation and supporting documentation for positions on quantitative and qualitative aspects of experiential education, as well as requirements for practice sites, preceptor roles, qualification, credentialing, and development and assessment of student performance. PMID:19025437

Haase, Krystal K; Smythe, Maureen A; Orlando, Patricia L; Resman-Targoff, Beth H; Smith, Lisa S; Herner, Sheryl J; Dee Melnyk, S; Paolini, Nicole M; Porter, Kalen B; Rodgers, Phillip T; Spunt, Avery L

2008-12-01

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2013-2014 UNC CHARLOTTE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG College of Education | 151 152 | College of Education 2013-2014 UNC CHARLOTTE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG  

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· Mathematics In collaboration with the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Education offers): · Art · Dance · Music · Theatre Accreditation All professional education programs in the College2013-2014 UNC CHARLOTTE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG College of Education | 151 College of Education #12

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

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[Nurse undergraduate students' perception of quality of life].  

PubMed

The research objective was to know nurse undergraduate students' perception of quality of life. A cross-sectional study was conducted from August 2010 to August 2011 with 56 nursing students of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brazil. A specific questionnaire was used (sociodemographic, academic and health profile) and the WHOQOL-BREF. Statistical analyzes included a description of frequency, central tendency and dispersion measures, and comparison between domains. The Psychological and Environment domains were assessed as the best and worst scores, respectively. The facets called Thinking, learning, memory and concentration, Sleep and rest Energy and fatigue, Activities of daily living, Work Capacity, Participation in and opportunities for recreation/leisure activities,financial resources and negative feelings were affected. The facets with the worst score influenced negatively the quality of life for students and might trigger negative feelings such as bad mood, desperation anxiety and depression. PMID:24015471

Bampi, Luciana Neves da Silva; Baraldi, Solange; Guilhem, Dirce; Pompeu, Rafaella Bizzo; Campos, Ana Carolina de Oliveira

2013-06-01

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The Value of Peer Learning in Undergraduate Nursing Education: A Systematic Review  

PubMed Central

The study examined various methods of peer learning and their effectiveness in undergraduate nursing education. Using a specifically developed search strategy, healthcare databases were systematically searched for peer-reviewed articles, with studies involving peer learning and students in undergraduate general nursing courses (in both clinical and theoretical settings) being included. The studies were published in English between 2001 and 2010. Both study selection and quality analysis were undertaken independently by two researchers using published guidelines and data was thematically analyzed to answer the research questions. Eighteen studies comprising various research methods were included. The variety of terms used for peer learning and variations between study designs and assessment measures affected the reliability of the study. The outcome measures showing improvement in either an objective effect or subjective assessment were considered a positive result with sixteen studies demonstrating positive aspects to peer learning including increased confidence, competence, and a decrease in anxiety. We conclude that peer learning is a rapidly developing aspect of nursing education which has been shown to develop students' skills in communication, critical thinking, and self-confidence. Peer learning was shown to be as effective as the conventional classroom lecture method in teaching undergraduate nursing students. PMID:23691355

Cant, Robyn

2013-01-01

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Project Kaleidoscope: Advancing What Works in Undergraduate STEM Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1989, Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) published its first report, What Works: Building Natural Science Communities, on reforming undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. Since then, PKAL has grown into a national organization comprised of a diverse group of over 6500 STEM educators who are committed to advancing "what works." The PKAL mission is to be a national leader in catalyzing the efforts of people, institutions, organizations and networks to move from analysis to action in significantly improving undergraduate student learning and achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Specifically, PKAL's strategic goals are to: 1) Promote the development and wider use of evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment approaches, 2) Build individual and organizational capacity to lead change in STEM education, and 3) Engage the broader community of external stakeholders - professional and disciplinary societies, business and industry groups, accreditation organizations, educational associations, governmental agencies, philanthropic organizations - in achieving our mission. PKAL achieves these goals by serving as the nexus of an interconnected and multidisciplinary web of people, ideas, strategies, evidence and resources focused on systemic change in undergraduate STEM education. PKAL also provides resources on critical issues, such as teaching using pedagogies of engagement, and engages interested faculty, campuses and professional societies in national projects and programs focused on cutting edge issues in STEM education. One of these projects - Mobilizing Disciplinary Societies for a Sustainable Future - is engaging eleven disciplinary societies, including the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, in defining specific resources, faculty development programs and goals focused on promoting undergraduate STEM courses that: 1) provide more knowledge about real-world issues; 2) connect these real-world issues to the concepts of sustainability; 3) offer students opportunities to analyze and implement choices that can help solve societal problems so they are better able to act on their choices both immediately and as future citizens and professionals. PKAL has also been offering leadership institutes for STEM faculty members to develop their knowledge and skills as change agents who have the capacity to lead educational reform at their institutions. Since 1996, over 200 faculty members from across the STEM disciplines have attended the institutes. An analysis of leadership alumni indicates that nearly 40% have moved on to administrative leadership positions. Alumni of these institutes are now leading regional STEM reform networks in five locations around the U.S. Since 2007, PKAL networks have engaged nearly 650 STEM faculty and campus leaders from over 100 diverse institutions in professional development workshops focused on STEM reform teaching and learning to effect a wider reach of STEM education transformation on campuses where it matters most. Network expertise and resources are disseminated on PKAL's website and national meetings. These programs illustrate PKAL's efforts to build community and disseminate resources that have a national impact on advancing undergraduate STEM teaching, learning and success for all students.

Elrod, S.

2011-12-01

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Factors influencing undergraduate music education majors’ investment in instrumental techniques courses taught by graduate student instructors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the environmental factors that influence an undergraduate music education major's investment in instrumental techniques courses taught by a graduate teaching assistant. Each participant (three undergraduate music education majors and three teaching assistants) submitted to being interviewed three times. Method and source triangulation as well as peer debriefing and member checks

Joshua A. Russell

2009-01-01

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An Investigation into UK Undergraduate Computer Science Education - Part II: Recommendations, Implications, Limitations and Conclusions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is the second part of two which reports on an investigation into the general area of UK undergraduate computer science education. More specifically, this second part draws from the first in order to derive key recommendations for UK undergraduate computer science education. Next, it subjects some of the recommendations to a dilemma analysis in order to highlight why

Hyacinth S. Nwana

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Quality Assurance in Chinese Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality assurance has been integrated into the fabric of higher education in China, with the issue of quality in higher education--how to evaluate it and how to enhance it--now taking centre stage in Chinese higher education. In the past decade, the development of quality assurance in Chinese higher education has covered a broad spectrum of…

Li, Yuan

2010-01-01

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Undergraduate Public Policy Programs: Public Policy Studies as Liberal Education. Forum for Liberal Education, March 1979.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin on undergraduate public policy programs includes an article on public policy studies as liberal education by Joel L. Fleishman, and descriptions of the following college programs: public policy analysis at the University of North Carolina, public service studies program at Oberlin College, urban and metropolitan studies major at…

Mohrman, Kathryn, Ed.; And Others

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Home environmental hazard education for undergraduate and prelicensure nursing students.  

PubMed

This paper presents a Healthy Homes education module for undergraduate and prelicensure nursing students. The education module, which is based on the National Center for Healthy Housing's framework for Healthy Homes, was developed, implemented, and evaluated in three phases. Phase 1 included nine Web-based recorded lectures on the Healthy Homes principles and on home assessment and referral. In the next phase, a Healthy Homes clinical laboratory simulation (home visit scenario and four rooms of an apartment) was created. Phase 3 involved piloting home visits by students who, under the supervision of a clinical instructor, conducted Healthy Homes assessments of clients living in two low-income subsidized housing sites. Using a pretest-posttest format, students' knowledge of Healthy Homes concepts significantly increased after completing the Phase 1 Web-based lectures. Student evaluations, which were collected after each phase, were consistently positive. PMID:22909044

Polivka, Barbara J; Chaudry, Rosemary Valedes; Mac Crawford, J

2012-10-01

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The Quality Revolution in Education.  

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Whether viewed through Deming's 14 points, Juran's Trilogy, or Kaoru Ishikawa's Thought Revolution, Total Quality Management embodies 4 fundamental tenets: primary focus on customers and suppliers, universal commitment to continuous improvement, a systems approach, and top management responsibility. Educational organizations are recreating their…

Bonstingl, John Jay

1992-01-01

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U.S.{/}South African Undergraduate Education and Research Workshops  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Deep South African mines (2 to 3.5 km below land surface) have provided unique opportunities for research investigating geochemical and microbial processes in deep subsurface environments. The environments encountered in these mines range from prolific biofilms to hot saline water emanating from gas-rich boreholes. This venture is an outgrowth of ongoing research funded by the NSF Life in Extreme Environments Program as the Witswatersrand Deep Microbiology Project. A workshop for U.S. and South African underrepresented undergraduates was held in December 2001 and is being repeated in December 2002. The main purpose of the workshops were to provide a field and laboratory research experience for underrepresented undergraduate students from the United States (U.S.) and South Africa (S.A.) in the fields of earth, biological, and environmental sciences and engineering. Additional purposes included continuing the exchange of scientific, educational, and biotechnological efforts, and to discuss and explore opportunities for expanding the educational, research and biotechnological efforts. The workshop goals were to recruit and engage undergraduate students in unique and exciting research not normally available to them. The workshops offered state-of-the-art experimental opportunities on specific scientific topics, including subsurface biogeochemstry and microbial ecology. The workshops strengthened scientific and technological collaborations between the South African and U.S. academic communities and South African mining companies. The mines welcome opportunities to host under represented student education initiatives and are forthcoming with refreshments, mining gear, underground transport and geologists. We successfully demonstrated that a workshop with underground activities involving students from both nations was safe, feasible, and career enhancing. Student activities included chemical analyses of groundwater, enrichment for iron- and sulfate-reducing bacteria and methanogens, and DNA extraction and amplification for molecular characterization of groundwater, biofilm and sediment microbial communities. Students worked in pairs while being immersed in a cultural, scientific and interdisciplinary atmosphere that relied on teamwork. Student's experiences covered the inception of a project through the formal presentation at a scientific symposium. They expanded their knowledge base and their field and laboratory skills. The students gained an appreciation for interdisciplinary research through this one-week immersion in biogeochemistry of the subsurface and developed international networks among themselves and with established scientists. Student surveys and comments demonstrated positive impacts on underrepresented undergraduate students. A niche was found and a path was demonstrated for fostering scientific, educational, and technological collaborations involving South African mines, faculty and students from U.S. and S.A. universities, government and industry. This workshop provided the basis for the development of an undergraduate educational program to facilitate the transfer of innovative technologies and increase the retention of underrepresented groups in the fields of earth and biological sciences and environmental sciences and engineering.

Coleman, K. M.; Nolan, J. R.; Davis, K. L.; Phelps, T. J.; Kieft, T. L.; van Heerden, E.; Litthauer, D.; Pfiffner, S. M.

2002-12-01

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Reforming STEM Undergraduate Education: What's a Faculty Member to Do?  

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Efforts to improve undergraduate STEM education lie at the forefront of many national educational policies. The recent National Academies of Science study of discipline-based educational research (DBER)is typical of such efforts. Most of the initiatives to improve student learning in STEM focus on the the student or the instructor in the classroom (Austin, 2011). This focus is consistent with the work by Seymour & Hewitt (1997), which found that poor teaching in STEM adversely affects learning and retention in the major. Professional development efforts focus on helping the individual STEM faculty member to figure out what to do to improve student learning. Substantial research (Austin, 2011) shows that the origin of many learning problems lies beyond the control of the instructor or the individual classroom. In these circumstances what is a STEM faculty member to do? This paper explores answers to this question. The first step is to define the nature of the problem. Is it related to classroom teaching and learning such as knowledge, skills, and interest in the major? If so then what environmental factors affect strategic alternatives, including type of course, instructor characteristics, and prior teaching experience (Fairweather & Rhoads, 1995)? Does good disciplinary-based research on the learning problem exist? If so then how can the research results be translated into practice? If not then does good research from other disciplines exist? If relevant evidenced-based research does not exist at all then how can STEM instructors learn to evaluate key learning outcomes and find ways to ameliorate problems? Despite appearances not all STEM teaching and learning problems are classroom-based. Some problems derive from curricula, others from faculty work-related issues such as rewards and work load. Any classroom reform effort must reflect accurately the system in which the teaching and learning take place. Understanding these systemic interactions improves the ability of likelihood that STEM faculty members' efforts to improve instruction in the classroom will be effective and enduring (Fisher, Fairweather, & Amey, 2003). In the presentation I discuss a program to incorporate computational competencies in the classroom and curricula. I use this example to help individual STEM instructors understand how to think about improving what goes on in their classroom while at the same time doing so in a way that increases the likelihood that the reform will work and endure. I discuss the importance of building networks among like-minded colleagues within and across institutions as a critical element in successful reform. References Austin, A. (2011). Promoting evidence based change in undergraduate science education. Washington, DC: National Academies of Science. Fairweather, J., and Rhoads, R. (1995). Teaching and the faculty role: Enhancing the commitment to instruction in American Colleges and Universities. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 17: 179-194. Fisher, D., Fairweather, J., & Amey. M. (2003). Systemic reform in undergraduate engineering education: The role of collective responsibility. International Journal of Engineering Education 19: 768-776. Seymour, E. & Hewitt, N. M. (1997). Talking about leaving: Why undergraduates leave the sciences. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Fairweather, J.

2011-12-01

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Building Learning Modules for Undergraduate Education Using LEAD Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD) has as its goal to make meteorological data, forecast models, and analysis and visualization tools available to anyone who wants to interactively explore the weather as it evolves. LEAD advances through the development and beta-deployment of Integrated Test Beds (ITBs), which are technology build-outs that are the fruition of collaborative IT and meteorological research. As the ITBs mature, opportunities emerge for the integration of this new technological capability into the education arena. The LEAD education and outreach initiative is aimed at bringing new capabilities into classroom from the middle school level to graduate education and beyond, and ensuring the congruency of this technology with curricular. One of the principal goals of LEAD is to democratize the availability of advanced weather technologies for research and education. The degree of democratization is tied to the growth of student knowledge and skills, and is correlated with education level (though not for every student in the same way). The average high school student may experience LEAD through an environment that retains a higher level of instructor control compared to the undergraduate and graduate student. This is necessary to accommodate not only differences in knowledge and skills, but the computer capabilities in the classroom such that the "teachable moment" is not lost.Undergraduates will have the opportunity to query observation data and model output, explore and discover relationships through concept mapping using an ontology service, select domains of interest based on current weather, and employ an experiment builder within the LEAD portal as an interface to configure, launch the WRF model, monitor the workflow, and visualize results using Unidata's Integrated Data Viewer (IDV), whether it be on a local server or across the TeraGrid. Such a robust and comprehensive suite of tools and services can create new paradigms for embedding students in an authentic, contextualized environment where the knowledge domain is an extension, yet integral supplement, to the classroom experience.This presentation describes two different approaches for the use of LEAD in undergraduate education: 1) a use-case for integrating LEAD technology into undergraduate subject material; and 2) making LEAD capability available to a select group of students participating in the National Collegiate Forecasting Contest (NCFC). The use-case (1) is designed to have students explore a particular weather phenomenon (e.g., a frontal boundary, jet streak, or lake effect snow event) through self-guided inquiry, and is intended as a supplement to classroom instruction. Students will use interactive, Web-based, LEAD-to-Learn modules created specifically to build conceptual knowledge of the phenomenon, adjoin germane terminology, explore relationships between concepts and similar phenomena using the LEAD ontology, and guide them through the experiment builder and workflow orchestration process in order to establish a high-resolution WRF run over a region that exhibits the characteristics of the phenomenon they wish to study. The results of the experiment will be stored in the student's MyLEAD workspace from which it can be retrieved, visualized and analyzed for atmospheric signatures characteristic of the phenomenon. The learning process is authentic in that students will be exposed to the same process of investigation, and will have available many of the same tools, as researchers. The modules serve to build content knowledge, guide discovery, and provide assessment while the LEAD portal opens the gateway to real-time observations, model accessibility, and a variety of tools, services, and resources.

Clark, R. D.; Yalda, S.

2006-12-01

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The Ministerial Viewpoint on "Quality Education"  

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Quality education has always been a priority for UNESCO and its Member States--a priority that was reaffirmed at the Dakar World Education Forum in 2000. In this regard, the Director-General invited Ministers of Education to participate in a Ministerial Round-Table Meeting on Quality Education on 3 and 4 October 2003, during the thirty-second…

Pigozzi, Mary Joy

2004-01-01

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 356 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 World Languages Education -English for Speakers  

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Minors UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 356 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 World Languages Education - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - Minor College of Education and Human Performance School Education - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Education minor is intended for College

Van Stryland, Eric

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 354 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 Art Education -Minor  

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Minors UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 354 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 Art Education - Minor Education majors. This minor is well-suited for students enrolled in the School of Visual Arts and Design College of Education and Human Performance School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership http://education

Foroosh, Hassan

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[Quality assurance of medical education--a prerequisite for good medical practice].  

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Assured quality of medical education is a prerequisite for high quality medicine. Quality assurance of medical education implies a well-planned assessment of the structure, process and outcome of education based on defined standards and objectives, and draws heavily on a thorough knowledge of how people learn. Learning in medicine shares common features at all levels, from undergraduate to continuing education. Three core elements are the context of learning, availability of information, and opportunities for elaboration (educational counselling, mentorship, interaction with peers) as a basis for linking practice and theory. A quality assurance programme must examine all these factors and suggest remedies when appropriate. The upgrading of educational research in medicine, and valuing and recognition of teaching within the profession, are important factors in promoting continuous improvement of the quality of medical education. PMID:1462328

Holm, H A

1992-11-20

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Undergraduate radiology education in the era of dynamism in medical curriculum: an educational perspective.  

PubMed

Radiology undergraduate curriculum has undergone a tremendous transformation in the decades reflecting a change in the structure, content and delivery of instruction. These changes are not unique to the discipline, but rather a response in the cycle of the re-engineering process in the medical curriculum in order to ensure its proper role into the ever-changing context. Radiology education is now more integrated across the curriculum than ever. The diversity of how radiology is being taught within the medical undergraduate curriculum is extensive and promising with the expanding role of the radiologist in the spectrum within the medical curriculum. A strong interface between the medical student and the clinicians must always be integrated in the learning process in order to convey the essential and practical use of the different aspects of radiology essential to the student's career as a future clinician. With the recent advancement in educational and technological innovations, radiology education is mobilized in the most pioneering ways, stimulating a rekindled interest in the field of medical imaging. This paper describes the increasing interest in current role of undergraduate radiology education in the context of constant medical curriculum innovations and in the digital age. PMID:20864284

Pascual, Thomas N B; Chhem, Rethy; Wang, Shih-Chang; Vujnovic, Sasa

2011-06-01

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Agriculture and the Undergraduate. Proceedings of a Conference--Investing in the Future: Professional Education for the Undergraduate (Washington, D.C., April 15-17, 1991).  

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This document reports the proceedings of a national conference to chart the comprehensive changes needed to meet the challenges of undergraduate professional education in agriculture. Part I of the proceedings contains the following 14 conference papers: (1) "Rethinking Undergraduate Professional Education for the Twenty-First Century: The…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Agriculture.

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Spring 2005, 3(2):E3 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org  

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Spring 2005, 3(2):E3 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org EDITORIAL Preparing the Next Generation of Neuroscience Educators Jean C. Hardwick Biology Department, Ithaca College, Ithaca New York

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Embedding Education for Sustainable Development in higher education: A case study examining common challenges and opportunities for undergraduate programmes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the perceptions of academics and students towards embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into undergraduate degree programmes in the School for Earth, Ocean and Environmental Science (SEOES) at the University of Plymouth. The main purpose of the research was to identify current ESD related teaching and learning in a science-based undergraduate programme and the opportunities for, and

Paula Jones; Colin J. Trier; Jonathan P. Richards

2008-01-01

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Undergraduate International Students: A Resource for the Intercultural Education of American Peers?  

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Intercultural education is widely perceived as desirable and international students are increasingly perceived as a resource for fostering intercultural competencies among American college students. This study surveys undergraduate international students at a small, primarily undergraduate, public liberal arts university in the Midwest to…

Breuning, Marijke

2007-01-01

125

Inquiry-based Learning and Digital Libraries in Undergraduate Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to describe robust rationales for integrating inquiry-based learning into undergraduate science education, and to propose that digital libraries are potentially powerful technological tools that can support inquiry-based learning goals in undergraduate science courses. Overviews of constructivism and situated cognition are provided with regard to how these two theoretical perspectives have influenced current science

Xornam S. Apedoe; Thomas C. Reeves

2006-01-01

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Inquiry-Based Learning and Digital Libraries in Undergraduate Science Education  

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The purpose of this paper is twofold: to describe robust rationales for integrating inquiry-based learning into undergraduate science education, and to propose that digital libraries are potentially powerful technological tools that can support inquiry-based learning goals in undergraduate science courses. Overviews of constructivism and situated…

Apedoe, Xornam S.; Reeves, Thomas C.

2006-01-01

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Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 2007-08. Web Tables. NCES 2010-162  

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In 2007-08, approximately 21 million students were enrolled in undergraduate postsecondary education in the United States. These Web Tables provide a comprehensive source of information on financial aid that was awarded to undergraduate students during the 2007-08 academic year. Included are estimates of tuition, price of attendance, and financial…

Wei, Christina Chang

2010-01-01

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78 BYU 20072008 Undergraduate Catalog Colleges, Schools, Religious Education, and Undergraduate Education  

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Associate Dean: Richard D. Draper, Professor, Ancient Scripture Associate Dean: Dennis A. Wright, Professor Education, 370 JSB. Religious Studies Center Richard N. Holzapfel, Director 167 HGB (801) 422-2332 http faculty and other scholars who have written important, timely, scholarly work of a faith-promoting nature

Hart, Gus

129

Perceptions of part-time faculty by chairpersons of undergraduate health education programs.  

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In recent years, it has become commonplace for universities to hire part-time and non-tenure track faculty to save money. This study examined how commonly part-time faculty are used in health education and how they are used to meet program needs. The American Association of Health Education's 2009 "Directory of Institutions Offering Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs in Health Education" was used to send a three-wave mailing to programs that were not schools of public health (n = 215). Of the 125 departments (58%) that responded, those that used part-time faculty averaged 7.5 part-time faculty in the previous academic year, teaching on average a total of 10 classes per year. A plurality of departments (38%) were currently using more part-time faculty than 10 years ago and 33% perceived that the number of part-time faculty has resulted in decreases in the number of full-time positions. Although 77% of department chairs claimed they would prefer to replace all of their part-time faculty with one full-time tenure track faculty member. As colleges downsize, many health education programs are using more part-time faculty. Those faculty members who take part-time positions will likely be less involved in academic activities than their full-time peers. Thus, further research is needed on the effects of these changes on the quality of health education training and department productivity. PMID:21540196

Price, James H; Braun, Robert E; McKinney, Molly A; Thompson, Amy

2011-11-01

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Health economics education in undergraduate medical training: introducing the health economics education (HEe) website  

PubMed Central

In the UK, the General Medical Council clearly stipulates that upon completion of training, medical students should be able to discuss the principles underlying the development of health and health service policy, including issues relating to health economics. In response, researchers from the UK and other countries have called for a need to incorporate health economics training into the undergraduate medical curricula. The Health Economics education website was developed to encourage and support teaching and learning in health economics for medical students. It was designed to function both as a forum for teachers of health economics to communicate and to share resources and also to provide instantaneous access to supporting literature and teaching materials on health economics. The website provides a range of free online material that can be used by both health economists and non-health economists to teach the basic principles of the discipline. The Health Economics education website is the only online education resource that exists for teaching health economics to medical undergraduate students and it provides teachers of health economics with a range of comprehensive basic and advanced teaching materials that are freely available. This article presents the website as a tool to encourage the incorporation of health economics training into the undergraduate medical curricula. PMID:24034906

2013-01-01

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76 FR 63341 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Grant Proposals; Global Undergraduate...  

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...Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Request for Grant Proposals; Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Serbia and Montenegro NOTICE: Amendment to original Request for Grant Proposals. SUMMARY: The United States Department of State, Bureau of...

2011-10-12

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Teachers as researchers: Classroom inquiry initiatives at undergraduate and graduate levels in early childhood education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the importance of including a teacher?as?researcher strand in college courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. It describes four competency areas that contribute to the ability to engage in classroom inquiry including frequent and quality clinical experiences, practicing data collection methods of authentic assessment, opportunities to learn reflective practices, and experience using the inquiry cycle. Two undergraduate

Margaret H. Cooney; Michelle Buchanan; Debra Parkinson

2001-01-01

133

Quality and safety education: foreground and background.  

PubMed

Since 1988, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), through its School of Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Division of Public Health, has committed to the development and implementation of quality improvement and safety education as a formal part of its health professions curriculum. Faculty moved quality and safety education from the "background" of implicit learning to the "foreground" of established curriculum. The transformation has affected not only course content but also many academic careers in the process. This article highlights 3 of the many quality and safety education activities that have evolved at the CWRU: the graduate-level course on quality improvement, medical student education, and doctoral education. Based on these activities, 4 key elements are presented as essential for a successful and sustainable quality and safety education program: quality improvement role models and champions, strong academic-practice partnerships, a variety of educational modalities, and a supportive learning environment. PMID:19609184

Dolansky, Mary A; Singh, Mamta K; Neuhauser, Duncan B

2009-01-01

134

Managed Ecosystems Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, research,  

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Managed Ecosystems Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and outreach in the long-range adaptation of agriculture education in overall ecosystem management. Colorado State University is in a strong position to assist

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 357 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 World Languages Education -Languages Other  

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Minors UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 357 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 World Languages Education - Languages Other Than English (LOTE) - Minor College of Education and Human Performance School of Teaching) minor is intended for non-World Languages Education - Languages Other Than English (LOTE) majors

Foroosh, Hassan

136

Strategic planning of the graduate and undergraduate education in a research university in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a consequence of the toning down of the University Standards in 1991, many universities in Japan changed their institutional arrangements for undergraduate education. Generally speaking, new curricula put emphasis on specialty programs in each department resulting in relatively weaker general education programs. However, Hokkaido University decided to keep and strengthen the general education programs, which were continuously articulated to

Masaaki Ogasawara

2002-01-01

137

eXtreme Programming--Helpful or Harmful in Educating Undergraduates?  

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, lighter-weight, agile methods would be a better choice. This paper examines the educational goals are mainly positive, they fail to address one important issue: what are the educational goalseXtreme Programming--Helpful or Harmful in Educating Undergraduates? Jean-Guy Schneider

Schneider, Jean-Guy

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Undergraduate Music Education Major Identity Formation in the University Music Department  

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The purpose of this study was to determine relationships among social identity, value of music education, musician-teacher orientation, selected demographic factors, and self-concept as a music educator. Participants (N = 968) were volunteer undergraduate music education majors enrolled at four-year institutions granting a bachelor of music…

McClellan, Edward

2014-01-01

139

Achieving Quality Learning in Higher Education.  

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This volume on quality learning in higher education discusses issues of good practice particularly action learning and Total Quality Management (TQM)-type strategies and illustrates them with seven case studies in Australia and the United Kingdom. Chapter 1 discusses issues and problems in defining quality in higher education. Chapter 2 looks at…

Nightingale, Peggy; O'Neil, Mike

140

Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across…

Greiner, Ann C., Ed.; Knebel, Elisa, Ed.

2003-01-01

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A Council on Undergraduate Research Workshop Initiative to Establish, Enhance, and Institutionalize Undergraduate Research  

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The value of undergraduate research workshop to significantly enhance the quality of undergraduate science education was cited as one of the goals by the National Science Foundations (NSF) Strategic Plan. To address this strategic national need, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has granted an NSF course, curriculum, and laboratory…

Karukstis, Kerry K.

2006-01-01

142

The Filipino's Commitment to Quality Education.  

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Describes the main points of the Philippine educational system's plans for the future, which include improved access to education, equal opportunities for all, the improvement of the quality and relevance of basic education, and improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. The educational system will continue to tap partnerships…

Ballestamon, Salvacion U.; Narvasa, Bernadette L.; Cabasal, Maribel P.; Gonda, Beverly A.; Prado, Ma. Eleanor G.

2000-01-01

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Building for Quality Education--The Educational Park Concept.  

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Speakers and discussions at this one day conference were dedicated to building for quality education, with major emphasis on the concept of educational parks. The five major speeches are--(1) Advantages and Disadvantages of Educational Parks, (2) Educational Parks: Appalachian Style, emphasizing a twist in the park idea in order to accommodate…

McClurkin, W.D.

144

Relationship between Sleep Quality and Health Risk Behaviors in Undergraduate College Students  

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The Sleep Quality Index (SQI) and the Centers for Disease Control's National College Health Risk Survey (NCHRS) were administered to 859 undergraduates at a large southeastern university. Results indicated that 76.6% reported occasional sleep problems and 11.8 % experienced poor sleep quality. Among the problems reported, "general morning…

Vail-Smith, Karen; Felts, W. Michael; Becker, Craig

2009-01-01

145

Equine Science and Business Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate  

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Equine Science and Business Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, and outreach in equine sciences, and be recognized as the leading university program in equine science in the nation. Undergraduate education will include experiential

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Spring 2011, 9(2):A66-A70 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org  

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Spring 2011, 9(2):A66-A70 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org ARTICLE Undergraduate Neuroscience Education in the U.S.: An Analysis using Data from the National Center for Education Statistics

Brumberg, Joshua

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Family Medicine in Undergraduate Medical Education in India  

PubMed Central

The Medical Council of India has set appropriate and relevant objectives to train each medical student into a basic doctor for the country. Even though they envisage that these basic doctors would work as physicians of first contact, providing for the health needs of India at primary and secondary care level, the site of training and the context of clinical teaching do not seem to empower the students to become a basic doctor. ‘Vision 2015’, the document written by the board of governors of medical council of India suggests reforms in medical education such as early clinical exposure, integration of principles of family medicine, and clinical training in the secondary care level. Family medicine training with trained family medicine faculty might add this missing ingredient to our basic doctor training. This article discusses the role of family medicine in undergraduate medical training. We also propose the objectives of such training, the structure of the training process, and the road blocks with possible solutions to its implementation.

Sankarapandian, Venkatesan; Christopher, Prince R.H.

2014-01-01

148

Strategy and Quality Maps in Higher Education  

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the integration of strategic management and quality assurance in higher education. The study presents how the value chain can be described in the strategy and quality maps, which are, respectively graphical representations of the strategic plan and the quality assurance system. The quality map is a new…

Kettunen, Juha

2011-01-01

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Crop Improvement Extended Towards Crops for Health Goal: Colorado State University will continue undergraduate education, graduate education, applied research, and outreach in  

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Crop Improvement Extended Towards Crops for Health Goal: Colorado State University will continue undergraduate education, graduate education, applied research, and outreach in: genetics and breeding education and research focus that will define Biomedical Agriculture as a new discipline. Purpose: Non

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Achieving Quality: Final Report of the Educational Quality Indicators Initiative.  

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This report provides information on the Educational Quality Indicators (EQI) initiative, a 3-year collaboration between Alberta Education and 12 school jurisdictions to develop indicator systems that measure the success of the educational enterprise. Ten collaborative action-research projects were begun in 1989 and ended in 1992. Each project…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

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Faculty Perceptions of Teaching in Undergraduate Computer Science Education  

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The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the attitudes of computer science faculty members towards undergraduate teaching. The questions addressed in this study are: (1) How important is effective teaching to computer science faculty members at the undergraduate level and how important do they perceive effective teaching to be to their…

Abdelzaher, Ann M.

2009-01-01

152

Undergraduate Quality Management Project: Motorcycle Manufacturer Vendor Rating System  

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A major motorcycle vendor, based in the U.S. Midwest, is the world's largest custom V-Twin motorcycle manufacturer and domestically the second largest motorcycle manufacturer behind Harley-Davidson. This project describes the process used used by a K-State undergraduate distance learning student to design and develop the initial version of a…

Baker, James; McHaney, Roger

2009-01-01

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Opinions of In-Service and Pre-Service Special Education Teachers on the Competencies of the Undergraduate Special Education Programs  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the opinions of in-service and pre-service special education teachers on the undergraduate special education programs, field competencies, and their own professional competence. Participants' suggestions for improving undergraduate special education programs and in-service training programs including…

Ergul, Cevriye; Baydik, Berrin; Demir, Seyda

2013-01-01

154

Quality Physical Education. NASPE Resource Brief  

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A quality physical education program provides learning opportunities, appropriate instruction, meaningful and challenging content, and student and program assessment. In addition, a quality physical education improves mental alertness, academic performance, and readiness and enthusiasm for learning in the nation's youth. This brief provides a list…

National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2013

2013-01-01

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Quality Assurance in Ontario's Postsecondary Education Sector  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is generally accepted that Canadian postsecondary education enjoys an international reputation for quality. However, Canada does not have an accepted, national framework to understand, measure, or clearly define the actual quality of the postsecondary education sector. In this, Canada is seen as unique when compared with other developed…

Klassen, Tim

2012-01-01

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Application of Total Quality Management in Education  

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The purpose of the paper is to analyzing thoughts of the modern management paradigm "Total Quality Management" (TQM), and its application in the field of education. The basic theme of TQM is participatory approach to address the question(s) of quality in business aswell as in the field of education. Reviewing fresh literature from the internet …

Farooq, M. S.; Akhtar, M. S.; Ullah, S. Zia; Memon, R. A.

2007-01-01

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Implicit, Stand-Alone or Integrated Skills Education for Undergraduates: A Longitudinal Analysis of Programme Outcomes  

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This paper reports the findings of a longitudinal investigation into the effectiveness of skills education programmes within business and management undergraduate degree courses. During the period between 2005 and 2011, a large business school in the south-west of England was developed and implemented two distinct approaches to skills education.…

MacVaugh, Jason; Jones, Anna; Auty, Stephanie

2014-01-01

158

Instructors' Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Teaching Undergraduate Physical Education Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze adapted physical education instructors' views about the application of the theory of planned behavior (TpB) in teaching physical education undergraduate courses. Participants ("n" = 17) were instructors of adapted physical activity courses from twelve randomly selected institutions of higher…

Filho, Paulo Jose Barbosa Gutierres; Monteiro, Maria Dolores Alves Ferreira; da Silva, Rudney; Hodge, Samuel R.

2013-01-01

159

Development of Hands-On CFD Educational Interface for Undergraduate Engineering Courses and Laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Development described of an educational interface for hands-on student experience with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for undergraduate engineering courses and laboratories. Project part of a three-year National Science Foundation sponsored Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement - Educational Materials Development project with faculty partners from colleges of engineering at Iowa, Iowa State, Cornell and Howard universities along with industrial (commercial CFD

Fred Stern; Tao Xing; Don Yarbrough; Alric Rothmayer; Ganesh Rajagopalan; Prakash Otta; David Caughey; Rajesh Bhaskaran; Sonya Smith; Barbara Hutchings; Shane Moeykens

2004-01-01

160

Expected Benefits of Streamlining Undergraduate Medical Education by Early Commitment to Specific Medical Specialties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate medical education is too long; it does not meet the needs for physicians' workforce; and its content is inconsistent with the job characteristics of some of its graduates. In this paper we attempt to respond to these problems by streamlining medical education along the following three reforms. First, high school graduates would be…

Benbassat, Jochanan; Baumal, Reuben

2012-01-01

161

Cultivating interest and competency in gerontological social work: opportunities for undergraduate education.  

PubMed

Undergraduate social work programs are well-positioned to recruit students to gerontology, but little is known about how well curricular activities help foster students' commitment to the field. This study considers whether a small group of undergraduate students' interactions with older adults positively impacts students' plans to work with older adults; perceptions of skills; and feelings of comfort and competency in working with older adults. Experiences from this study suggest that experiential learning can positively impact students' perceptions of work with older adults, but may not be enough to draw students to the field. Implications for undergraduate education are discussed. PMID:23600602

Rogers, Anissa T; Gualco, Kelly J; Hinckle, Charles; Baber, Rosie L

2013-01-01

162

Undergraduate Education in Psychology: Will the Mermaids Sing?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the history of undergraduate psychology curricula in the United States, highlighting relevant conferences and reports. Special attention is paid to the St. Mary's Conference (Maryland) in 1991 and dramatic changes in the teaching of psychology in secondary schools. (SLD)

Brewer, Charles L.

1997-01-01

163

Physics Illinois Undergraduate Programs  

E-print Network

Physics Illinois Undergraduate Programs Department of Physics College of Engineering University to undergraduate education. Over the last 15 years, in collaboration with our nationally recognized Physics Education Research Group, our faculty has reinvented the way undergraduate physics courses are taught

Gilbert, Matthew

164

Using Quality Circles to Enhance Student Involvement and Course Quality in a Large Undergraduate Food Science and Human Nutrition Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Large undergraduate classes are a challenge to manage, to engage, and to assess, yet such formidable classes can flourish when student participation is facilitated. One method of generating authentic student involvement is implementation of quality circles by means of a Student Feedback Committee (SFC), which is a volunteer problem-solving and…

Schmidt, S. J.; Parmer, M. S.; Bohn, D. M.

2005-01-01

165

Rethinking Quality and Improvement in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to critically review dominant conceptions of and approaches to quality in higher education. It suggests an alternative approach with potential to shift the focus of quality activities from accountability and control to improvement. Design/methodology/approach: The applicability and limits of quality concepts…

Houston, Don

2008-01-01

166

The Total Quality Movement in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The total quality movement began as a result of the desire of W. Edwards Deming, an American statistician, to permit the economic system to maintain its edge in a growing global market. The 14 points Deming listed as essential to "total quality management" have recently been adapted to the field of education. The success of the total quality

Leuenberger, John A.; Whitaker, Sheldon V., Jr.

167

Fifteen Years of Quality in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The review explores 15 years of contributions to Quality in Higher Education. In this first part the review focuses on external processes and factors, both national and international. The developments in a wide range of countries are reported and evaluated. The concept of quality should not be detached from purpose and context and quality has political undertones. A key issue

Lee Harvey; James Williams

2010-01-01

168

A Roadmap for Quality Transformation in Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public schools in the United States face enormous challenges as they try to provide cost-effective, good quality education. Schools can continually change to provide this service. The principles and processes of Total Quality Management can lead to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Change can be initiated at any level and can be customized to…

Frazier, Andy

169

The genomics education partnership: successful integration of research into laboratory classes at a diverse group of undergraduate institutions.  

PubMed

Genomics is not only essential for students to understand biology but also provides unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate research. The goal of the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), a collaboration between a growing number of colleges and universities around the country and the Department of Biology and Genome Center of Washington University in St. Louis, is to provide such research opportunities. Using a versatile curriculum that has been adapted to many different class settings, GEP undergraduates undertake projects to bring draft-quality genomic sequence up to high quality and/or participate in the annotation of these sequences. GEP undergraduates have improved more than 2 million bases of draft genomic sequence from several species of Drosophila and have produced hundreds of gene models using evidence-based manual annotation. Students appreciate their ability to make a contribution to ongoing research, and report increased independence and a more active learning approach after participation in GEP projects. They show knowledge gains on pre- and postcourse quizzes about genes and genomes and in bioinformatic analysis. Participating faculty also report professional gains, increased access to genomics-related technology, and an overall positive experience. We have found that using a genomics research project as the core of a laboratory course is rewarding for both faculty and students. PMID:20194808

Shaffer, Christopher D; Alvarez, Consuelo; Bailey, Cheryl; Barnard, Daron; Bhalla, Satish; Chandrasekaran, Chitra; Chandrasekaran, Vidya; Chung, Hui-Min; Dorer, Douglas R; Du, Chunguang; Eckdahl, Todd T; Poet, Jeff L; Frohlich, Donald; Goodman, Anya L; Gosser, Yuying; Hauser, Charles; Hoopes, Laura L M; Johnson, Diana; Jones, Christopher J; Kaehler, Marian; Kokan, Nighat; Kopp, Olga R; Kuleck, Gary A; McNeil, Gerard; Moss, Robert; Myka, Jennifer L; Nagengast, Alexis; Morris, Robert; Overvoorde, Paul J; Shoop, Elizabeth; Parrish, Susan; Reed, Kelynne; Regisford, E Gloria; Revie, Dennis; Rosenwald, Anne G; Saville, Ken; Schroeder, Stephanie; Shaw, Mary; Skuse, Gary; Smith, Christopher; Smith, Mary; Spana, Eric P; Spratt, Mary; Stamm, Joyce; Thompson, Jeff S; Wawersik, Matthew; Wilson, Barbara A; Youngblom, Jim; Leung, Wilson; Buhler, Jeremy; Mardis, Elaine R; Lopatto, David; Elgin, Sarah C R

2010-01-01

170

The journal of undergraduate neuroscience education: history, challenges, and future developments.  

PubMed

The 'JUNE and You' sessions presented at the July 2008 Undergraduate Neuroscience Education workshop, sponsored jointly by Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), featured background information about the history and mission of the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), followed by an informative discussion about the challenges facing JUNE, including new ideas for future developments. This article will highlight some of the information and ideas generated and shared at this conference. Critical discussion points included the need to keep members of FUN actively engaged in submitting and reviewing articles for JUNE. Ways in which authors, reviewers, and interested faculty members could best help in promoting the mission and vision of JUNE were discussed. Concerns about recent hackings into the JUNE website were also raised, and possible solutions and measures that can be taken to minimize this in the future were discussed. In addition, ideas for expanding the role of JUNE to provide a forum to evaluate new and emerging website information that is pertinent to undergraduate neuroscience education was discussed. Ideas for future developments of JUNE included revolving postings of articles as they are accepted, providing links to several related websites, and allowing updates for articles that have been previously published in JUNE. Finally, ideas for maintaining and expanding JUNE's stature as the resource for undergraduate neuroscience education included ensuring that JUNE is listed on important search vehicles, such as PubMed. PMID:23493469

Dunbar, Gary L; Lom, Barbara; Grisham, William; Ramirez, Julio J

2009-01-01

171

Recipients: Please feel free to disseminate to colleagues National Science Foundation Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering  

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Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12534/nsf12534.htm, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. NU Limited Submissions Process: http://www.research.northwestern.edu/ord/funding/limitedsubmissions/ SYNOPSIS The Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering program aims to integrate

Chisholm, Rex L.

172

A Comparison of Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students' Perceptions of Their Instructors' Use of "Microsoft PowerPoint"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the perceptions of 304 teacher education students regarding how effectively and meaningfully their instructors use the "Microsoft PowerPoint" presentation software program in their teaching and compared graduate and undergraduate students' perceptions to determine the extent to which graduate and undergraduate teacher educators

Yilmazel-Sahin, Yesim

2009-01-01

173

Who Really Answers the Questions? Using Glasser's Quality School Model in an Undergraduate Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors discuss the effectiveness of the Quality School model and active learning in an undergraduate classroom setting. They compare performance levels of students in two course sections of Principles of Macroeconomics and two sections of Managerial Communications. Students are given an opportunity to help shape the structure of the…

Logan, Jennifer; Plumlee, Gerald L.

2012-01-01

174

Quality Control: An Issue for Technology Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Defines statistical quality control (SQC) as a method used to analyze people, materials, machines, or processes by statistical methods. Explains why a technology educator would include SQC in some courses and describes elements of an SQC system. (JOW)

Johnson, Charles D.; Swanson, Eldon B.

1992-01-01

175

Teacher Quality Education Policy White Paper  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Improving teacher quality entails policies concerning recruitment, early preparation, retention (including attention to working conditions), as well as professional development. The National Academy of Education provide recommendations that address each of these domains.

Education, National A.

2009-11-13

176

Lighting Quantity and Quality in Educational Facilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses educational facility lighting management, and examines how light quantity, distribution, and quality-enhancement strategies can improve the indoor environment while reducing lighting costs. Informational tables provide lighting pattern, color, and illuminance data. (GR)

Elwazanim, Salim A.

1998-01-01

177

Systems approach to managing educational quality in the engineering classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today's competitive environment in post-secondary education requires universities to demonstrate the quality of their programs in order to attract financing, and student and academic talent. Despite significant efforts devoted to improving the quality of higher education, systematic, continuous performance measurement and management still have not reached the level where educational outputs and outcomes are actually produced---the classroom. An engineering classroom is a complex environment in which educational inputs are transformed by educational processes into educational outputs and outcomes. By treating a classroom as a system, one can apply tools such as Structural Equation Modeling, Statistical Process Control, and System Dynamics in order to discover cause-and-effect relationships among the classroom variables, control the classroom processes, and evaluate the effect of changes to the course organization, content, and delivery, on educational processes and outcomes. Quality improvement is best achieved through the continuous, systematic application of efforts and resources. Improving classroom processes and outcomes is an iterative process that starts with identifying opportunities for improvement, designing the action plan, implementing the changes, and evaluating their effects. Once the desired objectives are achieved, the quality improvement cycle may start again. The goal of this research was to improve the educational processes and outcomes in an undergraduate engineering management course taught at the University of Alberta. The author was involved with the course, first, as a teaching assistant, and, then, as a primary instructor. The data collected from the course over four years were used to create, first, a static and, then, a dynamic model of a classroom system. By using model output and qualitative feedback from students, changes to the course organization and content were introduced. These changes led to a lower perceived course workload and increased the students' satisfaction with the instructor, but the students' overall satisfaction with the course did not change significantly, and their attitude toward the course subject actually became more negative. This research brought performance measurement to the level of a classroom, created a dynamic model of the classroom system based on the cause-and-effect relationships discovered by using statistical analysis, and used a systematic, continuous improvement approach to modify the course in order to improve selected educational processes and outcomes.

Grygoryev, Kostyantyn

178

Visual analytics in healthcare education: exploring novel ways to analyze and represent big data in undergraduate medical education  

PubMed Central

Introduction. The big data present in the medical curriculum that informs undergraduate medical education is beyond human abilities to perceive and analyze. The medical curriculum is the main tool used by teachers and directors to plan, design, and deliver teaching and assessment activities and student evaluations in medical education in a continuous effort to improve it. Big data remains largely unexploited for medical education improvement purposes. The emerging research field of visual analytics has the advantage of combining data analysis and manipulation techniques, information and knowledge representation, and human cognitive strength to perceive and recognize visual patterns. Nevertheless, there is a lack of research on the use and benefits of visual analytics in medical education. Methods. The present study is based on analyzing the data in the medical curriculum of an undergraduate medical program as it concerns teaching activities, assessment methods and learning outcomes in order to explore visual analytics as a tool for finding ways of representing big data from undergraduate medical education for improvement purposes. Cytoscape software was employed to build networks of the identified aspects and visualize them. Results. After the analysis of the curriculum data, eleven aspects were identified. Further analysis and visualization of the identified aspects with Cytoscape resulted in building an abstract model of the examined data that presented three different approaches; (i) learning outcomes and teaching methods, (ii) examination and learning outcomes, and (iii) teaching methods, learning outcomes, examination results, and gap analysis. Discussion. This study identified aspects of medical curriculum that play an important role in how medical education is conducted. The implementation of visual analytics revealed three novel ways of representing big data in the undergraduate medical education context. It appears to be a useful tool to explore such data with possible future implications on healthcare education. It also opens a new direction in medical education informatics research. PMID:25469323

Nilsson, Gunnar; Zary, Nabil

2014-01-01

179

Visual analytics in healthcare education: exploring novel ways to analyze and represent big data in undergraduate medical education.  

PubMed

Introduction. The big data present in the medical curriculum that informs undergraduate medical education is beyond human abilities to perceive and analyze. The medical curriculum is the main tool used by teachers and directors to plan, design, and deliver teaching and assessment activities and student evaluations in medical education in a continuous effort to improve it. Big data remains largely unexploited for medical education improvement purposes. The emerging research field of visual analytics has the advantage of combining data analysis and manipulation techniques, information and knowledge representation, and human cognitive strength to perceive and recognize visual patterns. Nevertheless, there is a lack of research on the use and benefits of visual analytics in medical education. Methods. The present study is based on analyzing the data in the medical curriculum of an undergraduate medical program as it concerns teaching activities, assessment methods and learning outcomes in order to explore visual analytics as a tool for finding ways of representing big data from undergraduate medical education for improvement purposes. Cytoscape software was employed to build networks of the identified aspects and visualize them. Results. After the analysis of the curriculum data, eleven aspects were identified. Further analysis and visualization of the identified aspects with Cytoscape resulted in building an abstract model of the examined data that presented three different approaches; (i) learning outcomes and teaching methods, (ii) examination and learning outcomes, and (iii) teaching methods, learning outcomes, examination results, and gap analysis. Discussion. This study identified aspects of medical curriculum that play an important role in how medical education is conducted. The implementation of visual analytics revealed three novel ways of representing big data in the undergraduate medical education context. It appears to be a useful tool to explore such data with possible future implications on healthcare education. It also opens a new direction in medical education informatics research. PMID:25469323

Vaitsis, Christos; Nilsson, Gunnar; Zary, Nabil

2014-01-01

180

A Three-Tiered Approach to Enhance Undergraduate Education in Bioethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The systematic integration of ethics into undergraduate programs is a key component to improving the understanding of ethical issues in science for a broad audience. We propose a three-tiered approach to integrating ethics and social issues that can be readily adapted to particular curricular needs. A concerted incorporation of ethics strategically targeted to each level of undergraduate education will improve the preparation of prospective research scientists, enhance K12 teacher training, increase the scientific and ethical literacy of the general public, and improve the awareness of health professionals regarding ethics in medicine. After examining textbooks, programs, and faculty perspectives, we suggest areas in which changes can be made to incorporate ethics into undergraduate education.

Lori A. Zaikowski (Dowling College;); Jinnie M. Garrett (Hamilton College;)

2004-01-10

181

WASC EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REVIEW INTEGRATIVE ESSAY  

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helped us make progress toward our goals. We have crafted our Educational Effectiveness ReportWASC EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS REVIEW INTEGRATIVE ESSAY Research, graduate education, and undergraduate education "are intertwined. Vigorous research activities are integral to developing a quality

California at Santa Cruz, University of

182

Special Education Quality Cost-Effectiveness Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated with a random sample of classes for each of five categories of exceptionality--educable mentally retarded, trainable mentally retarded, socially and emotionally disturbed, brain injured, and physically handicapped--were the costs of special education in Pennsylvania elementary and secondary schools in relation to its quality. Data…

Hayes, Robert B.; And Others

183

Total Quality Management: Implications for Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 19 papers describing the implementation of Total Quality Management in a variety of higher education settings. Following a Foreword by Peter Likins and a Preface by Daniel J. Julius, the chapter titles and authors are: (1) "TQM: Implications for Higher Education--A Look Back to the Future" (Allan M. Hoffman and Randall Summers);…

Hoffman, Allan M., Ed.; Julius, Daniel J., Ed.

184

Quality Education for the Severely Handicapped.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eleven papers given at a conference on issues in educational services for severely handicapped students are presented. R. Thompson, B. Wilcox, and R. York begin with "The Federal Program for the Severely Handicapped: Historical Perspective, Analysis, and Review." Six program elements in quality education are then addressed in the following papers:…

Wilcox, Barbara, Ed.; York, Robert, Ed.

185

What Is Quality in Higher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book reflects some of the debate following publication of the 1991 Further and Higher Education Bill, and it also draws on preliminary findings of a national research project funded by a partnership of government, business, and higher education that was designed to develop and test quality assessment methods. Chapters are organized in three…

Green, Diana, Ed.

186

Applications of Quality Management in Language Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review examines applications of quality management (QM) in language education. QM approaches have been adapted from methodologies developed in industrial and commercial settings, and these are briefly described. Key aspects of QM in language education are the definition of purpose, descriptions of principles and practice, including various…

Heyworth, Frank

2013-01-01

187

Computing in the Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Partnership in Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Computing in the Humanities," an undergraduate course for Computer Science Department majors and minors and Web Programming minors at New York University, represents a unique collaboration between the Computer Science Department and the University Archives. The course's final assignment required students to select, digitize, and contextualize…

Bunde, Janet; Engel, Deena

2010-01-01

188

Christian Education and Openness: An Empirical Investigation among Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of 334 undergraduates completed the Francis Scale of Attitude Toward Christianity and the Astley-Francis Open Worldview Scale, together with the short form Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. The data provide no support for the view that a positive attitude toward Christianity inhibits openness to other worldviews, although both…

Astley, Jeff; Francis, Leslie J.

2002-01-01

189

Impact of Service-Learning on Undergraduate Dietetics Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Qualitative research was conducted with undergraduate nutrition majors at the University of Central Arkansas to explore the impact of service-learning on personal and professional development. After participating in the program, the dietetic students (n 20) wrote reflection papers. The personal impact sections of the reflections were coded and…

Roofe, Nina L.

2012-01-01

190

The Core Curriculum and Undergraduate Education: Reflections on an Experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the implementation of a common core curriculum in undergraduate programs at University College of Southern Queensland (UCSQ) in 1990. A justification for the core structure, and a specific core unit titled “Australia, Asia and the Pacific” is argued in detail. Opposition from Schools within UCSQ which considered the core units took away limited time from specialist and

Philip Kitley

1992-01-01

191

Students' Understanding of Theory in Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates undergraduate students' application of theory in their analysis of problems presented in authentic leadership cases. Taking a phenomenographic research approach, the paper identifies two levels at which students understand "theory": Level 1-Theory as knowledge acquired from books; Level 2-Theory as support…

Liff, Roy; Rovio-Johansson, Airi

2014-01-01

192

DPMA Model Curriculum for Undergraduate Computer Information Systems Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed primarily for 4-year undergraduate programs for business applications programmer/analysts offered through schools of business or through applied computer science programs that require a concentration of business courses, these guidelines are based on national and regional conferences, questionnaire surveys, and consultation with computer…

Adams, David R., Ed.; Athey, Thomas H., Ed.

193

Civic Engagement in the Community: Undergraduate Clinical Legal Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) of California State University, Chico, provides a unique civic engagement program designed to serve the legal service needs of Northern California. Founded in 1969, CLIC is now a 12-program, on-campus law clinic staffed by up to 125 undergraduate students each semester and is the most extensive…

Allen, Mahalley D.; Parker, Sally A.; DeLorenzo, Teodora C.

2012-01-01

194

Embedding Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education: A Case Study Examining Common Challenges and Opportunities for Undergraduate Programmes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the perceptions of academics and students towards embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into undergraduate degree programmes in the School for Earth, Ocean and Environmental Science (SEOES) at the University of Plymouth. The main purpose of the research was to identify current ESD related teaching and learning…

Jones, Paula; Trier, Colin J.; Richards, Jonathan P.

2008-01-01

195

Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author reviews a book entitled "Leadership for quality and accountability in education" written by Mark Brundrett and Christopher Rhodes. In the book, Mark Brundrett and Christopher Rhodes explain, "the role of leadership and its direct relationship with quality and accountability in enhancing learning outcomes". The book's ultimate goal, "is…

Olayiwola, Shina

2012-01-01

196

Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2001 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century" recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to develop next steps for reform of health professions education in order to enhance patient care quality and safety. In June 2002, the IOM convened this summit, which included 150…

Greiner, Ann C., Ed.; Knebel, Elisa, Ed.

197

Top 10 Reasons for Quality Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Substantial scientific evidence supports the role of physical activity in disease prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion, and quality physical education represents our best opportunity to provide all children with experiences that promote physical activity now and for a lifetime. The purpose of this article is to document the need for quality

Le Masurier, Guy; Corbin, Charles B.

2006-01-01

198

Quality and Standards in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality and standards in higher education is a tricky topic, but one that will not go away. Everyone has a view, but it is rarely informed by fact. The subject is particularly difficult for several reasons. Perhaps the most important of these is the lack of any generally agreed definition of what quality and standards are. In this article, the…

Williams, Peter

2010-01-01

199

Indoor Air Quality: A Guide for Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Indoor air quality is a major concern for educators involved in the development of new school facilities, or the remodeling and maintenance of existing ones. This guide addresses the issue of air quality, the health concerns involved, and procedures for minimizing the impact of pollutants in the school environment. It defines common indoor air…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

200

Promising Practices in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Summary of Two Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Numerous teaching, learning, assessment, and institutional innovations in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education have emerged in the past decade. Because virtually all of these innovations have been developed independently of one another, their goals and purposes vary widely. Some focus on making science…

Nielsen, Natalie

2011-01-01

201

Enablers and constraints to the use of inquiry-based learning in undergraduate education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study involved a meta-analysis of 10 cases of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in undergraduate education to determine the factors which both enable and constrain its use. The enabling factors were found to include: teacher attributes – being student-centred, reflective but rebellious; course design attributes – questions stimulating learning, collaborative learning, progressive development of inquiry skills, required student preparation and constructive

Rachel Spronken-Smith; Rebecca Walker; Julie Batchelor; Billy OSteen; Tom Angelo

2011-01-01

202

Learning about Environmental Issues: Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students' Interpretations of Environmental Contents in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To present results from a research project on postgraduate and undergraduate students' learning about environmental issues in education. Design/methodology/approach: Three cases were carried out with civil engineering students, biology students and postgraduate students. Discussions in classroom were tape-recorded, as well as discussions…

Lundholm, Cecilia

2005-01-01

203

Enablers and Constraints to the Use of Inquiry-Based Learning in Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study involved a meta-analysis of 10 cases of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in undergraduate education to determine the factors which both enable and constrain its use. The enabling factors were found to include: teacher attributes--being student-centred, reflective but rebellious; course design attributes--questions stimulating learning,…

Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Walker, Rebecca; Batchelor, Julie; O'Steen, Billy; Angelo, Tom

2011-01-01

204

Experiences in Developing an Experimental Robotics Course Program for Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An interdisciplinary undergraduate-level robotics course offers students the chance to integrate their engineering knowledge learned throughout their college years by building a robotic system. Robotics is thus a core course in system and control-related engineering education. This paper summarizes the experience of developing robotics courses…

Jung, Seul

2013-01-01

205

Exploring a Virtual Conference Web Site for Undergraduate Health Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate health education students have been encouraged to attend professional conferences at the regional, state, and national levels. However, despite the benefits of attending these conferences, students may be reluctant to attend due to time and financial constraints among others. One solution for overcoming these barriers is the creation…

Johnson, Maureen; Tremethick, Mary Jane

2009-01-01

206

Bringing Environmental Sustainability to Undergraduate Engineering Education: Experiences in an Inter-Disciplinary Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper chronicles the development of an interdisciplinary course in environmentally conscious design at Kettering University, a technologically focused Midwestern university. Funded by the National Science Foundation, a team of six faculty members at Kettering University adapted work done by Ford Motor Company to educate undergraduate STEM…

Aurandt, Jennifer; Borchers, Andrew Scott; Lynch-Caris, Terri; El-Sayed, Jacqueline; Hoff, Craig

2012-01-01

207

A Comparison of Student Experiences with Good Practices in Undergraduate Education Between 1990 and 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated whether college students' experiences with three good practices in undergraduate education (faculty-student contact, cooperation among students, active learning) increased from 1990 to 1994. Subjects were 5,962 students in 17 baccalaureate and 22 doctoral-granting institutions. Results indicated increased faculty-student…

Kuh, George D.; Vesper, Nick

1997-01-01

208

Undergraduate Mathematics Students' Attitudes towards Online Mathematics Education and Achievement in a Hybrid Calculus Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored undergraduate mathematics students' attitudes towards online mathematics education as well as differences in achievement of students who participated in a hybrid course when compared with those in a traditional course. Finally, attitudes of students who participated in the hybrid course were examined. The first part of this…

Caputo, Matthew George

2010-01-01

209

Access and Retention of Marginalized Populations within Undergraduate Music Education Degree Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this collective instrumental case study was to examine the experiences of six undergraduate students from traditionally marginalized populations with regard to their preparation for, admission to, and retention within a music education degree program. Analyzed and reported through the lens of critical theory, data sources included…

Fitzpatrick, Kate R.; Henninger, Jacqueline C.; Taylor, Don M.

2014-01-01

210

An Exploration of Potential Factors Affecting Student Withdrawal from an Undergraduate Music Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the degree withdrawal patterns of undergraduate music education majors, with a specific focus on the individual experiences of students withdrawing from the major. Data from recently withdrawn students (N = 14) were assembled using a qualitative methodology that included semistructured interviews,…

Gavin, Russell B.

2012-01-01

211

Social Work Education in Dual Relationships: An Analysis of Undergraduate Knowledge of Ethical Relationships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined ethics education as it relates to non-sexual dual relationships in accredited bachelor of social work programs in the state of Minnesota. The results of the study indicated that the majority of undergraduate social work students in Minnesota reported receiving instruction in ethical issues surrounding non-sexual dual…

Carney, Jeremy William

2010-01-01

212

Negotiating Identity: A Look at the Educational Experiences of Black Undergraduates in Stem Disciplines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate the mathematics educational experiences of Black undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines at the University of Virginia. Using Murrell's (2009) situated-mediated identity theory as the theoretical framework, this study examines…

McClain, Oren L.

2014-01-01

213

"Discourse Communities" and "Writing Apprenticeship": An Investigation of These Concepts in Undergraduate Education Students' Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the concepts of discourse community and writing apprenticeship in the context of undergraduate education students' writing. Drawing on an integrated research methodology using marker feedback on student assignments and interview data, the paper addresses to what extent the concepts of discourse community and apprenticeship can…

Woodward-Kron, Robyn

2004-01-01

214

Two examples of education in Acoustics for undergraduate and young postgraduate students  

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Two examples of education in Acoustics for undergraduate and young postgraduate students B Olivier Messiaen 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 bruno.gazengel@univ-lemans.fr Proceedings of the Acoustics 2012 to young students in acoustics. First project is dedicated to under- graduate students and deals

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Teaching French to a Non-Sighted Undergraduate: Adjusting Practices to Deliver Inclusive Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article sets out to illustrate the needs of a registered blind undergraduate student embarking upon a post-A-level French course at the University of Northampton. It also reflects upon (1) some of the challenges faced by the higher education (HE) tutors concerned and (2) the key adjustments put into place with a view to adopting…

Enjelvin, Geraldine Daniele

2009-01-01

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Web-Based-Research as Critical Pedagogy: A Reflection on Its Application to Undergraduate Management Education  

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In disciplines such as Management, where research capacity is not seen as an obvious workplace skill, it is difficult to get students to engage in research activities. They see them as too difficult and without value. However, research activities in undergraduate Management education are vital as tools for developing key learning attributes such…

Coronado, Gabriela

2011-01-01

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[Survey of Department of Defense full-time fully funded graduate and undergraduate education programs].  

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Contained in this letter is a survey of Department of Defense full-time, fully funded graduate and undergraduate education programs for which over $170 million was spent in fiscal year 1973. Each military service has a program in which officers are selected to attend accredited civilian institutions or military-operated postgraduate schools as…

Browne, Forrest R.

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Field education has historically occupied a central role in undergraduate geoscience curricula, often starting with class-  

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Field education has historically occupied a central role in undergraduate geoscience curricula geoscience students have honed their field credentials through immersion in the techniques of geologic field for graduation by many college geoscience departments, and nearly 100 field camps are currently offered

Whitmeyer, Steven J.

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Crossing Pedagogical Oceans: International Teaching Assistants in U.S. Undergraduate Education. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest summarizes a longer document with the same title that discusses the problem of using, training, and assessing international teaching assistants (ITAs) in undergraduate education. Legislative mandates have appeared to assess and improve language and pedagogical skills of ITAs, and academies have likewise responded with workshops and…

Smith, Rosslyn M.; And Others

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An Exploration of Potential Factors Affecting Persistence to Degree Completion in Undergraduate Music Teacher Education Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the withdrawal rates and patterns of undergraduate Music Education majors, with a specific focus on the individual experiences of students withdrawing from the major. In examining these experiences, the potential for identification of possible commonalities among withdrawn students was explored. The overall subject population (N = 1103) consisted of students enrolled in

Russell Bonner Gavin

2010-01-01

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A Qualitative Study of Undergraduate Instrumentalists Teaching Elementary General Music Education  

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The central purpose of this multiple-case study was to describe the professional identities of six general music teachers who identified as instrumentalists as undergraduates. The study builds upon research addressing why students choose music education (Bergee, et al., 2001; Bright, 2006; Gillespie & Hamann, 1999; Lee, 2003; Madsen &…

Corfield-Adams, Maggie Beth

2012-01-01

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A Comparison between Online and Traditional Learning in an Undergraduate Higher Education Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines differences in performance on selected assignments and two examinations between an online and a traditional undergraduate education course. In addition, differences in Locus of Control between the courses are examined. A MANCOVA indicated no significant difference in Locus of Control. MANCOVA indicated that student performance…

Womack, David L.

2010-01-01

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An Experience Report on Undergraduate Cyber-Security Education and Outreach  

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An Experience Report on Undergraduate Cyber-Security Education and Outreach Michael E. Locasto Terms Security Keywords cyber security training, SISMAT 1. INTRODUCTION Organizations face a critical training in cyber security tools. At the same time, information secu- rity problems (e.g., recovering from

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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.

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Business Undergraduates' Perceptions of Their Capabilities in Employability Skills: Implications for Industry and Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the continuing disparity between industry expectations and higher education provision, this study examines the self-assessed capabilities of 1,024 business undergraduates in employability skills typically considered important by industry in developed economies. The findings indicate relative perceived strengths in "social…

Jackson, Denise

2012-01-01

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Relationships between Undergraduates' Argumentation Skills, Conceptual Quality of Problem Solutions, and Problem Solving Strategies in Introductory Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the effects of alternative forms of argumentation on undergraduates' physics solutions in introductory calculus-based physics. A two-phase concurrent mixed methods design was employed to investigate relationships between undergraduates' written argumentation abilities, conceptual quality of problem solutions, as well…

Rebello, Carina M.

2012-01-01

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Undergraduate cancer education in Spain: The debate, the opportunities and the initiatives of the University Forum of the Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR)  

PubMed Central

Most medical schools in Spain (80%) offer undergraduate training in oncology. This education is highly variable in terms of content (theory and practical training), number of credits, and the medical specialty and departmental affiliation of the professors. Much of this variability is due to university traditions in the configuration of credits and programmes, and also to the structure of the hospital-based practical training. Undergraduate medical students deserve a more coherent and modern approach to education with a strong emphasis on clinical practice. Oncology is an interdisciplinary science that requires the input of professors from multiple specialties to provide the primary body of knowledge and skills needed to obtain both a theoretical and clinical understanding of cancer. Clinical skills should be a key focus due to their importance in the current model of integrated medical management and care. Clinical radiation oncology is a traditional and comprehensive hospital-based platform for undergraduate education in oncology. In Spain, a significant number (n = 80) of radiation oncology specialists have a contractual relationship to teach university courses. Most Spanish universities (80%) have a radiation oncologist on staff, some of whom are department chairs and many others are full professors who have been hired and promoted under competitive conditions of evaluation as established by the National Agency for Quality Evaluation. The Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR) has identified new opportunities to improve undergraduate education in oncology. In this article, we discuss proposals related to theoretical (20 items) and practical clinical training (9 items). We also describe the SEOR University Forum, which is an initiative to develop a strategic plan to implement and organize cancer education at the undergraduate level in an interdisciplinary teaching spirit and with a strong contribution from radiation oncologists. PMID:24416587

Lara, Pedro; Calvo, Felipe A.; Guedea, Ferran; Bilbao, Pedro; Biete, Alberto

2013-01-01

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Earthquake Education Environment (E3)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Earthquake Education Environment (E3) supports high-quality K-12 and undergraduate education by providing up-to-date earthquake information, authoritative technical sources, and educational resources for the classroom.

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The use of dc glow discharges as undergraduate educational tools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Plasmas have a beguiling way of getting students interested in physics. We argue that plasmas can and should be incorporated into the undergraduate curriculum as both demonstrations and advanced investigations of electromagnetism and quantum effects. We describe a device, based on a direct-current (dc) glow discharge tube, which allows for a number of experiments into topics such as electrical breakdown, spectroscopy, magnetism, and electron temperature.

Wissel, Stephanie A.; Zwicker, Andrew; Ross, Jerry; Gershman, Sophia

2013-09-01

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The Use of DC Glow Discharges as Undergraduate Educational Tools  

SciTech Connect

Plasmas have a beguiling way of getting students excited and interested in physics. We argue that plasmas can and should be incorporated into the undergraduate curriculum as both demonstrations and advanced investigations of electromagnetism and quantum effects. Our device, based on a direct current (DC) glow discharge tube, allows for a number of experiments into topics such as electrical breakdown, spectroscopy, magnetism, and electron temperature.

Stephanie A. Wissel and Andrew Zwicker, Jerry Ross, and Sophia Gershman

2012-10-09

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The Landscape of Quality Assurance in Distance Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distance education permeates the field of professional and continuing education to such an extent that quality assurance (QA) is a topic no distance educator or administrator should avoid. Quality assurance is an issue not just for continuing education but also for higher education generally. Given the disruptive impact of distance education and…

Scull, W. Reed; Kendrick, David; Shearer, Rick; Offerman, Dana

2011-01-01

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The longitudinal curriculum "social and communicative competencies" within Bologna-reformed undergraduate medical education in Basel  

PubMed Central

Background: Within the Bologna reform, a longitudinal curriculum of “social and communicative competencies” (SOKO) was implemented into the new Bachelor-Master structure of undergraduate medical education in Basel (Switzerland). Project description: The aim of the SOKO curriculum is to enable students to use techniques of patient-centred communication to elicit and provide information to patients in order to involve them as informed partners in decision making processes. The SOKO curriculum consists of 57 lessons for the individual student from the first bachelor year to the first master year. Teaching encompasses lectures and small group learning. Didactic methods include role play, video feedback, and consultations with simulated and real patients. Summative assessment takes place in objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE). Conclusion: In Basel, a longitudinal SOKO curriculum based on students’ cumulative learning was successfully implemented. Goals and contents were coordinated with the remaining curriculum and are regularly assessed in OSCEs. At present, most of the workload rests on the shoulders of the department of psychosomatic medicine at the university hospital. For the curriculum to be successful in the long-term, sustainable structures need to be instituted at the medical faculty and the university hospital to guarantee high quality teaching and assessment. PMID:24062811

Kiessling, Claudia; Langewitz, Wolf

2013-01-01

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Connecting undergraduate science education with the needs of today’s graduates  

PubMed Central

Undergraduate science programs are not providing graduates with the knowledgebase and skills they need to be successful on today’s job market. Curricular changes relevant to today’s marketplace and more opportunities for internships and work experience during students’ secondary education would facilitate a smoother transition to the working world and help employers find graduates that possess both the hard and soft skills needed in the workplace. In this article, we discuss these issues and offer solutions that would generate more marketplace-ready undergraduates. PMID:25653842

Callier, Viviane; Singiser, Richard H.; Vanderford, Nathan L.

2014-01-01

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Sex Education Knowledge Differences between Freshmen and Senior College Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Abstinence sexuality education (sex ed) is the only federally funded sex ed in the United States. The strict curriculum of this education does not educate American adolescents about safer sex practices and leaves a knowledge gap in these adolescents that follows them into college. The Problem: This project aimed to identify sex knowledge…

Franklin, Ruth M.; Dotger, Sharon

2011-01-01

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Use and Users of Digital Resources: A Focus on Undergraduate Education in the Humanities and Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of our research was (1) to map the universe of digital resources available to a subset of undergraduate educators in the humanities and social sciences, and (2) to investigate how and if available digital resources are actually being used in undergraduate teaching environments. We employed multiple methods, including surveys and focus…

Harley, Diane; Henke, Johnathan; Lawrence, Shannon; Miller, Ian; Perciali, Irene; Nasatir, David

2006-01-01

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Analyzing the Attitude of Undergraduate Students toward Poverty and Impoverished Persons: Does Social Work Education Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated the impact that undergraduate social work education had on students' attitude toward poverty as pretest and posttest data were collected from 166 university students enrolled in an undergraduate social work course that included a focus on poverty. At both stages of the study participants responded to a 37-item validated…

Weaver, Robert D.; Yun, Sung Hyun

2011-01-01

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Beyond the Folklore: A Strategy for Identifying Quality Undergraduate Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College and university quality--what it is and how to identify it--is a preoccupation of many prospective college students and their parents, high school counselors, and college admission personnel. Regardless of class, race, and gender, it is no longer enough for a growing number of individuals simply to attend college: matriculating at an…

Conrad, Clinton F.

2012-01-01

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Fall 2008, 7(1):A19-A25 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org  

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE), Fall 2008, 7(1):A19-A25 JUNE is a publication of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) www.funjournal.org ARTICLE Virtual EEG: A Software-Based Electroencephalogram Designed for Undergraduate Neuroscience-Related Courses Benjamin R. Miller,1,2 Melissa Troyer,4

Busey, Thomas A.

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Scaling-up Undergraduate Medical Education: Enabling Virtual Mobility by Online Elective Courses  

PubMed Central

Aim To evaluate online elective courses at Croatian medical schools with respect to the virtual mobility of national teachers and students and virtual team collaboration. Methods A student-centered virtual learning environment developed within the framework of the European Union Tempus Programme allowed national educational services to design and deliver online undergraduate elective courses. Three online elective courses were created for second-year medical students of four Croatian medical schools by using Moodle, an open-source learning management system. The courses supported problem-, project-, and decision-based learning and required students to work in small collaborative teams using problem-solving and decision-making activities. The purpose was to foster teamwork and produce better outcomes than those potentially achieved through individual work. We evaluated the results of these online courses on the basis of the course test results and students’ evaluation questionnaires. Results Of 68 students enrolled in all e-courses, 97% (n?=?66) successfully passed the final exam. An anonymous online questionnaire was filled out by 83% (n?=?50) of the students. The majority expressed their satisfaction with the online electives, mostly because they had more contact with tutors and peers (n?=?47), better possibilities of self-assessment (n?=?38), more flexible learning (n?=?33), better access to learning materials (n?=?32), faster and easier information retrieval (n?=?31), and better quality of communication with tutors and peers (n?=?28). Although 38 of 50 students claimed that participating in e-courses was more demanding than participating in traditional electives, more than half (n?=?27) would enroll in an e-course again. Conclusion Elective e-courses may be a successful model of how faculty and students at higher education institutions can collaborate and integrate e-learning into their current curricula. PMID:18581612

Kukolja Taradi, Sun?ana; ?ogaš, Zoran; Dabi?, Marina; Drenjan?evi? Peri?, Ines

2008-01-01

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Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action Presentation to Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, July 2011  

PubMed Central

The biology of the 21st century requires a revolution in teaching that corresponds to the revolution that the discipline experienced in the last decades of the 20th century. Consensus is not a tradition in the many disparate subdisciplines that constitute modern biology, but the demands of effective instruction prompted an unprecedented series of conversations among all the stakeholders of undergraduate biology education. A culminating conference resulted in consensus on both the form and substance of modern biology courses: They should emphasize repeatedly five core concepts and six core competencies in a student-centered, inquiry-driven pedagogy modeled on a number of “best practices.” The conference report can serve as a guide to individual faculty members, departments, and institutions seeking to reform their teaching practices. PMID:23494151

Ledbetter, Mary Lee S.

2012-01-01

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides access to a variety of environmental quality materials for educators, students, and the general public, developed by Michigan agencies as well as by other sources which may not be specific to Michigan. The material ranges from general environmental fact sheets and data bases to teacher packets and other materials developed for K-12 education. Topics include: air pollution, land pollution, waste disposal, and water pollution.

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Education Quality and Teacher Salary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In view of the emphasis on money as a motivator mentioned in reports examining theoretical notions about teacher motivation, this paper focuses on the efficacy of using salary to attract quality teacher candidates. Although standarized testing and internship programs often supplement inadequate certification requirements, critics question the…

Land, Arthur J.

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Technical Quality of Root Fillings Performed by Undergraduate Students: A Radiographic Study  

PubMed Central

Aim. The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiographic technical quality of endodontic treatment performed by undergraduate students at the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Materials and Methods. Electronic records of 220 patients treated by final-year undergraduate students during the school year 2011/2012 were examined, and the final sample consisted of 212 patients, 322 teeth, and 565 root canals. The criteria for overall radiographic adequacy of root canal fillings were defined as the presence of adequate length and density and absence of iatrogenic errors (ledge, fractured instrument, untreated canal, and apical transportation). Chi-square test was used to determine statistical significance between different parameters. Results. Adequate root canal fillings were found in 74.22% of the teeth. The percentage of root fillings with adequate length and density was 89.73% and 92.6%, respectively. Fractured instruments and ledges were present in 16 root canals (2.8%), while the presence of missed canal and apical transportation was observed in 2 cases, each (0.3%). Conclusions. Overall, the technical quality of root canal fillings performed by undergraduate students was satisfactory. PMID:24672365

Blaži?, Larisa; Kantardži?, Ivana

2014-01-01

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Sowing the seeds of change: social justice as praxis in undergraduate nursing education.  

PubMed

In undergraduate nursing curricula, the rhetoric of social justice has held more prominence than its operationalization. Although undergraduate education is a prime vehicle for fostering social change, articles that describe social justice as praxis in baccalaureate nursing curricula are relatively uncommon. Addressing this gap, we explain how four RN-to-BSN courses use social justice as a framework for instruction. The first two courses generate emancipatory knowledge and advocacy ideas among students by underscoring how privilege and oppression operate in society, as well as in the production of health inequities. The final two courses demonstrate how partnerships with communities can enhance student knowledge regarding structural barriers to health and health care and lead to actions that target those issues. Despite challenges that exist when implementing curricula on amending health inequities, nurse educators are urged to press onward in planting the seeds of social justice in their classrooms; suggestions are made for accomplishing this goal. PMID:25081331

Mohammed, Selina A; Cooke, Cheryl L; Ezeonwu, Mabel; Stevens, Christine A

2014-09-01

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Sustaining Educational Quality in Financially Challenging Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools face the most challenging economic environment in decades. To sustain the quality of teaching, learning, and educational support services, they must find ways to expand their resources while at the same time using their resources more efficiently. School leaders must be knowledgeable about the funding "streams" that provide an opportunity…

Anderson, David

2011-01-01

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Spartans Online Increasing access to quality education  

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://isupport.sjsu.edu/ecampus Calendar Review the Spartans Online calendar for all of the important dates below (please noteSpartans Online Increasing access to quality education Spartans Online · College of International.924.2742 · F 408.924.2666 · http://online.sjsu.edu 1 | P a g e Student Information Welcome to the Spartans

Su, Xiao

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Medical faculties educational network: multidimensional quality assessment.  

PubMed

Today, World Wide Web technology provides many opportunities in the disclosure of electronic learning and teaching content. The MEFANET project (MEdical FAculties NETwork) has initiated international, effective and open cooperation among all Czech and Slovak medical faculties in the medical education fields. This paper introduces the original MEFANET educational web portal platform. Its main aim is to present the unique collaborative environment, which combines the sharing of electronic educational resources with the use tools for their quality evaluation. It is in fact a complex e-publishing system, which consists of ten standalone portal instances and one central gateway. The fundamental principles of the developed system and used technologies are reported here, as well as procedures of a new multidimensional quality assessment. PMID:22640818

Komenda, Martin; Schwarz, Daniel; Feberová, Jitka; Stípek, Stanislav; Mihál, Vladimír; Dušek, Ladislav

2012-12-01

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How Educational Practices Affect the Development of Lifelong Learning Orientations in Traditionally-aged Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated curricular conditions and educational practices that influenced the development of life-long learning orientations\\u000a among 405 undergraduate students. Results suggest that growth in life-long learning orientations was facilitated by instruction\\u000a that included opportunities for reflection, active learning, and perspective-taking and that provided students with opportunities\\u000a for positively interacting with diverse peers. Negative diverse peer interactions were found to stifle

Matthew J. Mayhew; Gregory C. Wolniak; Ernest T. Pascarella

2008-01-01

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Medical education today: globalising with quality.  

PubMed

With globalization education has become a tradable service governed by the rules and regulations of GATS and worth trillions of dollars. International standards are rapidly being developed to facilitate cross border supply of services. In medical education, the WFME has produced International Guidelines on Quality in Medical Education which has a regional equivalent in the WHO Western Pacific Region, and the IIME has defined the minimum essential requirements of standards in medical education in seven core competences. Malaysia, having an explicit policy of making education a sector for revenue generation, has put in place regulatory frameworks and incentives to make the country a centre of educational excellence. Within the ambit of this national aspiration, medical education has grown phenomenally in the last decade. Standards and procedures for accreditation of medical schools in line with the world standards have been developed and implemented and policies are enforced to facilitate compliance to the standards. The ultimate goal is for medical schools to be self-accredited. In striving towards self-accreditation medical schools should be innovative in making changes in the three requirements of medical education. These are the intellectual and social imperatives and strategies for effective implementation. PMID:16315616

Shahabudin, S H

2005-08-01

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Undergraduate marine science education: Incorporating real-world data  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Meteorological Society views introductory college-level courses to be important avenues for promoting scientific literacy among the public. Additionally, it is from these courses that future teachers often receive their only college-level training in the geosciences. As such, the AMS Education Program considers the development of high-caliber, scientifically-authentic educational materials to be one of its top priorities. In striving

James A. Brey; Ira W. Geer; Joseph M. Moran; Robert S. Weinbeck; Elizabeth W. Mills; Bernard A. Blair; Edward J. Hopkins; Thomas P. Kiley; E. E. Ruwe

2009-01-01

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Is Quality Assurance in Higher Education Contextually Relative?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines notions of quality and quality assurance in higher education. It does this by raising questions such as whether quality in higher education is the same as, for example, quality of clothing or the quality of meat in local butcheries. The article questions the assumption that if certain things, such as criteria or…

Ntshoe, I.; Higgs, P.; Wolhuter, C. C.; Higgs, L. G.

2010-01-01

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Radiographic quality of root canal treatment performed by 6th year undergraduate students in Mashhad, Iran  

PubMed Central

Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate the quality of root canal obturation performed by 6th year undergraduate dental students at the Dental School, University of Mashhad, Iran. Materials and Methods: A random 200 sample records of patients who received endodontic treatment at the Dental School, University of Mashhad between 2009 and 2010 was investigated. The quality of root canal filling was determined in relation to the adequate density and length of root filling. Statistical analysis of the data was carried out using statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS 12.0, SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA) with Chi-square test. P < 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: About 38% of teeth fulfilled the criteria of an acceptable root canal filling. Adequate length and density of root filling was found in 73% and 66% of teeth respectively. There was significant difference between maxillary and mandibular teeth according to the quality (P = 0.009), length (P = 0.039) and density (P = 0.005) of root filling. The frequency of root canals with an acceptable filling was significantly greater in the anterior teeth than in molars. Conclusion: The technical quality of root canal treatment performed by undergraduate dental students was found to be less than ideal. Thus, the training course of the students at the preclinic and clinic has to be revised. PMID:25097647

Moradi, Saeed; Gharechahi, Maryam

2014-01-01

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Quality physical education: a commentary on effective physical education teaching.  

PubMed

In my commentary in response to the 3 articles (McKenzie & Lounsbery, 2013; Rink, 2013; Ward, 2013), I focus on 3 areas: (a) content knowledge, (b) a holistic approach to physical education, and (c) policy impact. I use the term quality teaching rather than "teacher effectiveness." Quality teaching is a term with the potential to move our attention beyond a focus merely on issues of effectiveness relating to the achievement of prespecified objectives. I agree with Ward that teacher content knowledge is limited in physical education, and I argue that if the student does not have a connection to or relationship with the content, this will diminish their learning gains. I also argue for a more holistic approach to physical education coming from a broader conception. Physical educators who teach the whole child advocate for a plethora of physical activity, skills, knowledge, and positive attitudes that foster healthy and active playful lifestyles. Play is a valuable educational experience. I also endorse viewing assessment from different perspectives and discuss assessment through a social-critical political lens. The 3 articles also have implications for policy. Physical education is much broader than just physical activity, and we harm the future potential of our field if we adopt a narrow agenda. Looking to the future, I propose that we broaden the kinds of research that we value, support, and appreciate in our field. PMID:25098010

Dyson, Ben

2014-06-01

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Design and Management of Colorado Landscapes Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, research,  

E-print Network

Design and Management of Colorado Landscapes Goal: Colorado State University will enhance its focus and depth in undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and outreach in design and management nationally for graduate education and research in green industry crop evaluation and limited-water landscape

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Undergraduate Geoscience Education in the United States: Helping Faculty to Meet Changing Expectations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the past two decades, undergraduate geoscience education in the United States has undergone substantial changes in its goals, methods, and content, reflecting changes in our societal needs, major improvements in our understanding of how students learn, and the advent of a systems approach to understanding the Earth. Looking in an integrated fashion at US undergraduate education across the spectrum of institutional settings shows that in aggregate, our goals have broadened from a focus primarily on training future scientists to include major efforts to improve preparation for future teachers and to strengthen the understanding of science and geoscience in the broader student population. Supporting a more diverse population of students and increasing the diversity of the geoscience workforce are also priorities. Recommendations for strengthening undergraduate geoscience education to meet these changing circumstances were put forward in Shaping the Future of Undergraduate Earth Science Education: An Earth System Approach published by the AGU in 1997 (Ireton, Manduca, and Mogk). The report recommended two major changes: 1) development of an Earth System approach as the backbone of geoscience education to tie instruction in the various disciplines into a cohesive study of the Earth and 2) implementation of effective teaching strategies based on research on learning. Since 1997 major strides have been made in supporting geoscience faculty in making these changes. Building on the work of individuals, three important community-wide efforts have been established. 1) Professional societies have increased their support for educational programs, expanded education sessions and fostered a variety of workshops in conjunction with national and regional meetings. 2) The Digital Library for Earth System Education is being developed to enable sharing of resources and to provide a virtual community center. 3) The On the Cutting Edge faculty professional development program (sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers) provides a cohesive set of workshops and on-line materials facilitating continuous improvement in teaching. This suite of programs and opportunities creates an environment where new ideas can be discussed, tested, and rapidly disseminated, and supports a thriving community of geoscience faculty. As a result, faculty have introduced new content and methods that more effectively expose students to modern geoscience research. As we look to the future, a major challenge will be to develop evaluation and research programs that document the impact of these programs and enable the strongest aspects to be sustained.

Manduca, C.; Mogk, D.

2003-04-01

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Integration of Physics and Biology: Synergistic Undergraduate Education for the 21st Century  

PubMed Central

This is an exciting time to be a biologist. The advances in our field and the many opportunities to expand our horizons through interaction with other disciplines are intellectually stimulating. This is as true for people tasked with helping the field move forward through support of research and education projects that serve the nation's needs as for those carrying out that research and educating the next generation of biologists. So, it is a pleasure to contribute to this edition of CBE—Life Sciences Education. This column will cover three aspects of the interactions of physics and biology as seen from the viewpoint of four members of the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation. The first section places the material to follow in context. The second reviews some of the many interdisciplinary physics–biology projects we support. The third highlights mechanisms available for supporting new physics–biology undergraduate education projects based on ideas that arise, focusing on those needing and warranting outside support to come to fruition. PMID:23737615

Woodin, Terry; Vasaly, Helen; McBride, Duncan; White, Gary

2013-01-01

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Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Approach from Undergraduate Health and Pre-Medical Students in Children’s Health Educational Initiative  

PubMed Central

The importance of interprofessional training in healthcare to improve quality of care and health outcomes has been increasingly recognized. This pilot study used an interprofessional and interdisciplinary team of undergraduate health and pre-health students to establish a unique community partnership with a local elementary school in developing and implementing a nutrition/exercise educational intervention. Our results suggest that children as young as 8 years old are capable of learning new information related to the benefits of particular food groups, are capable of retaining this knowledge for 6 months, and that an intervention program as short as one hour every few months stand to make significant impact on children’s knowledge about proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Our results suggest the potential benefits of further expanding the short-term intervention into a longer-term community-based curriculum targeting a younger age group previously or currently practiced.. Furthermore, this pilot study suggests that undergraduate health and pre-health students can form an interprofessional and collaborative team to take an active role in the dissemination of nutrition knowledge in the community.

Zhao, Sophie R; Cao, Siyuan; Lin, Patrice S; Yenor, Jeffrey; Lam, Regina; Chang, Ellen; Liu, Richard; Liu, Jianghong

2014-01-01

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A Transformative Model for Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "BIO2010" report recommended that students in the life sciences receive a more rigorous education in mathematics and physical sciences. The University of Delaware approached this problem by (1) developing a bio-calculus section of a standard calculus course, (2) embedding quantitative activities into existing biology courses, and (3) creating…

Usher, David C.; Driscoll, Tobin A.; Dhurjati, Prasad; Pelesko, John A.; Rossi, Louis F.; Schleiniger, Gilberto; Pusecker, Kathleen; White, Harold B.

2010-01-01

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Student Perspectives of Imaging Anatomy in Undergraduate Medical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Radiological imaging is gaining relevance in the acquisition of competencies in clinical anatomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the perceptions of medical students on teaching/learning of imaging anatomy as an integrated part of anatomical education. A questionnaire was designed to evaluate the perceptions of second-year students…

Machado, Jorge Americo Dinis; Barbosa, Joselina Maria Pinto; Ferreira, Maria Amelia Duarte

2013-01-01

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Two Perspectives on Method in Undergraduate Music Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suzuki, Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, Gordon--if one is a music education student, he should be familiar with all these names. But just how familiar? Faced with curricular requirements and limitations, students may struggle to gain a deeper knowledge of these methods. What should they be expected to know about any single one, and how should they go…

Coppola, Cathy

2009-01-01

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Undergraduate Statistics Education and the National Science Foundation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes 25 National Science Foundation supported projects that have innovations designed to improve education for students majoring or minoring in statistics. The characteristics of these projects and the common themes which emerge are compared with the American Statistical Association's (ASA) guidelines for developing statistics…

Hall, Megan R.; Rowell, Ginger Holmes

2008-01-01

262

Common Errors and Misconceptions in Mathematical Proving by Education Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ninety-seven education students majoring or minoring in mathematics had their math homework examined in a Number Theory or Abstract Algebra course. Each student's homework was observed for the purpose of identifying common errors and misconceptions when writing mathematical proofs. The results showed that students collectively made four…

Stavrou, Stavros Georgios

2014-01-01

263

"Caenorhabditis Elegans" as an Undergraduate Educational Tool for Teaching RNAi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discovery of RNA-mediated interference (RNAi) is widely recognized as one of the most significant molecular biology breakthroughs in the past 10 years. There is a need for science educators to develop teaching tools and laboratory activities that demonstrate the power of this new technology and help students to better understand the RNAi process.…

Andersen, Janet; Krichevsky, Alexander; Leheste, Joerg R.; Moloney, Daniel J.

2008-01-01

264

Technology Innovations In Undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics Education and Training  

Microsoft Academic Search

As education moves into the information technology age, dietetics and nutrition training must adapt to new instructional methods and the opportunities of distance learning. Innovative approaches to teaching nutritional biochemistry can help students learn and retain complex information and understand how nutrition relates to human health and disease. This approach has already been taken in US medical schools (110 of

C. S. Plaisted; K. A. Cooksey; K. M. Adams; C. C. Lee; M. Kohlmeier; S. H. Zeisel

1998-01-01

265

Chinese Undergraduate Students' Work Values: The Role of Parental Work Experience and Part-Time Work Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, the authors investigated the association of perceived parental job insecurity and students' part-time work quality on work values among 341 Hong Kong Chinese undergraduate students. Correlation and regression results showed that work values were strongly related to students' part-time work satisfaction and work quality. In…

Cheung, Francis Yue-lok; Tang, Catherine So-kum

2012-01-01

266

The Wretched Refuse of a Teeming Shore? A Critical Examination of the Quality of Undergraduate Marketing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the quality of students attracted to the marketing major relative to other business majors? Although some anecdotal evidence suggests that undergraduate marketing students are less quantitatively oriented, there has been no comprehensive assessment of the overall quality of marketing students relative to other business students. Using a…

Aggarwal, Praveen; Vaidyanathan, Rajiv; Rochford, Linda

2007-01-01

267

Ranking Quality in Higher Education: Guiding or Misleading?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examines two different models of measuring, assessing and ranking quality in higher education. Do different systems of quality assessment lead to equivalent conclusions about the quality of education? This comparative study is based on the rankings of 24 Swedish higher education institutions. Two ranking actors have independently…

Bergseth, Brita; Petocz, Peter; Abrandt Dahlgren, Madeleine

2014-01-01

268

The academic voice in English and Czech higher education quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper sets out to report on a research project investigating the academic voice in higher education quality in the UK and the Czech Republic. It aims to describe the origins and reasons for introducing quality monitoring and assurance into higher education, showing the differences and impacts on higher education quality in England and the Czech Republic, including

Patricie Mertova; Len Webster

2009-01-01

269

Revision of an Undergraduate Older Adult Health Care Nursing Education Course.  

PubMed

As the number of older adults continues to increase worldwide, nursing education needs to focus on this population. A revision of an undergraduate nursing course focusing on the care of older adults was completed. Content for the revised course was based on the recommendations of major nursing education organizations. Seventeen topic areas were identified, and objectives for each topic were written. Based on the objectives, classroom and clinical assignments were developed. Assignments were varied to address multiple learning styles using evolving standards of education for nursing students. The revision was piloted with one group of approximately 45 second-semester nursing students. Survey results from the students showed an increase in their comfort level with older adults. Further studies could evaluate the activities after they have been implemented longer to make further adjustments as needed to ensure the best learning for students. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(x Suppl.):xx-xx.]. PMID:25081329

Tenhunen, Monica L; Fitzgerald, Anita

2014-08-01

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Teaching Research and Inquiry in Undergraduate Teacher?education Programmes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teacher training institutions continue to evaluate their pre?service programs to ensure that subject offerings and approaches produce the desired characteristics of quality in graduating teachers. A recent trend in the research and policy literature has been the call for the development of the teacher as a reflective practitioner with a concomitant demand that teachers undertake research and inquiry in their

Wilma Vialle; Neil Hall; Ted Booth

1997-01-01

271

Issues in undergraduate education in computational science and high performance computing  

SciTech Connect

The ever increasing need for mathematical and computational literacy within their society and among members of the work force has generated enormous pressure to revise and improve the teaching of related subjects throughout the curriculum, particularly at the undergraduate level. The Calculus Reform movement is perhaps the best known example of an organized initiative in this regard. The UCES (Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Science) project, an effort funded by the Department of Energy and administered through the Ames Laboratory, is sponsoring an informal and open discussion of the salient issues confronting efforts to improve and expand the teaching of computational science as a problem oriented, interdisciplinary approach to scientific investigation. Although the format is open, the authors hope to consider pertinent questions such as: (1) How can faculty and research scientists obtain the recognition necessary to further excellence in teaching the mathematical and computational sciences? (2) What sort of educational resources--both hardware and software--are needed to teach computational science at the undergraduate level? Are traditional procedural languages sufficient? Are PCs enough? Are massively parallel platforms needed? (3) How can electronic educational materials be distributed in an efficient way? Can they be made interactive in nature? How should such materials be tied to the World Wide Web and the growing ``Information Superhighway``?

Marchioro, T.L. II; Martin, D. [Ames Lab., IA (United States)

1994-12-31

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Climate Change: Creating Conditions Conducive to Quality STEM Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an era of global competition and a technology-based economy, it is increasingly important that college students graduate with a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding of science and mathematics. They must be able to use their scientific knowledge on their jobs and in their role as citizens of a society where complex policy and resource…

Baldwin, Roger G.

2009-01-01

273

Assessing the Quality of the Business and Management Education in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the third-party planner and implementer of higher education institutional and program evaluations, the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) completed program evaluations for all 145 undergraduate business and management (B&M) programs in 43 universities/colleges from 2006 to 2010. In the 145 programs…

Lee, Lung-Sheng; Ko, Hui-Min; Wang, Mei-Tyng; Pan, Ying-Ju

2014-01-01

274

Strength Through Options: Providing Choices for Undergraduate Education in the Geosciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undergraduate major enrollments in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State have held steady over the past 5 years despite generally declining national trends. We have successfully recruited and retained new students through intensive advising coupled with innovative curricular revision aimed to meet an array of students' educational and career goals. Our focus is on degree programs that reflect emerging interdisciplinary trends in both employment and student interest, and are designed to attract individuals from underrepresented groups. In addition to a traditional Geosciences BS program we offer a rigorous integrated Earth Sciences BS and a Geosciences BA tailored to students with interests in education and environmental law. The Earth Sciences BS incorporates course work from Geosciences, Geography and Meterology, and requires completion of an interdisciplinary minor (e.g., Climatology, Marine Sciences, Global Business Strategies). A new Geobiology BS program will attract majors with interests at the intersection of the earth and life sciences. The curriculum includes both paleontological and biogeochemical coursework, and is also tailored to accommodate pre-medicine students. We are working actively to recruit African-American students. A new minor in Science and Technology in Africa crosses disciplinary boundaries to educate students from the humanities as well as sciences. Longitudinal recruitment programs include summer research group experiences for high school students, summer research mentorships for college students, and dual undergraduate degree programs with HBCUs. Research is a fundamental component of every student's degree program. We require a capstone independent thesis as well as a field program for Geosciences and Geobiology BS students, and we encourage all students to pursue research as early as the freshman year. A new 5-year combined BS-MS program will enable outstanding students to carry their undergraduate research further before pursuing employment or doctoral programs. Enrollments in courses for non-majors have also increased substantially over the past 5 years, while those of other PSU science departments have decreased. We attribute this success to changes in pedagogic approaches, focusing on active learning exercises in large (200+) and small (<75) courses. Innovative use of an electronic personal response system has also improved attendance, enrollment and student learning in our general education courses. This approach was developed by a fixed-term faculty hire in Geoscience Education. As per our departmental strategic plan, we plan to hire again in this area to further these successes and implement new approaches to learning and teaching in our undergraduate educational programs.

Furman, T.; Freeman, K. H.; Faculty, D.

2003-12-01

275

The Idea of Quality in Higher Education: A Conceptual Approach  

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The paper suggests that the idea of quality in higher education is ideologically constructed and conducted. In a spiral of mutual reinforcements, quality regimes naturalise experience, while the theories of that practice legitimise the naturalness of "quality". I shall suggest that quality regimes provide too narrow readings of higher education.…

Filippakou, Ourania

2011-01-01

276

Quality Assurance in Post-Secondary Education: Some Common Approaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The common approaches to quality assurance (QA), as practiced by most post-secondary education institutions for internal quality monitoring and most QA authorities for external quality monitoring (EQM), have been considered by many researchers as having largely failed to address the essence of educational quality. The purpose of this…

Law, Dennis Chung Sea

2010-01-01

277

Doctors or technicians: assessing quality of medical education  

PubMed Central

Medical education institutions usually adapt industrial quality management models that measure the quality of the process of a program but not the quality of the product. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of industrial quality management models on medical education and students, and to highlight the importance of introducing a proper educational quality management model. Industrial quality management models can measure the training component in terms of competencies, but they lack the educational component measurement. These models use performance indicators to assess their process improvement efforts. Researchers suggest that the performance indicators used in educational institutions may only measure their fiscal efficiency without measuring the quality of the educational experience of the students. In most of the institutions, where industrial models are used for quality assurance, students are considered as customers and are provided with the maximum services and facilities possible. Institutions are required to fulfill a list of recommendations from the quality control agencies in order to enhance student satisfaction and to guarantee standard services. Quality of medical education should be assessed by measuring the impact of the educational program and quality improvement procedures in terms of knowledge base development, behavioral change, and patient care. Industrial quality models may focus on academic support services and processes, but educational quality models should be introduced in parallel to focus on educational standards and products. PMID:23745059

Hasan, Tayyab

2010-01-01

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A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Instruction on the Analytical Proficiency of Physical Education Teachers and Undergraduates.  

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The relationships among teaching experience, gender, and selected factors involved in qualitative skill analysis were explored in addition to the effects of systematic analytical instruction. Prior to and after 30 hours of instruction, 31 experienced physical education teachers and 29 physical education undergraduates were administered the Utah…

Beveridge, Sandy K.; Gangstead, Sandy K.

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Visual Art Education Undergraduate Program, Department of Visual Art, University of Kansas Student Last Name: First Name: Advisor  

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Visual Art Education Undergraduate Program, Department of Visual Art, University of Kansas Student Last Name: First Name: Advisor: Student Number: Local phone or e-mail: DESIGN, VISUAL ART & ART HISTORY Introduction to the profession of art ed. 03 *DFND 104 Design II 03 C&T 325 Multicultural education 03 ABDS

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The Impact of an Educational Intervention on Self-Directed Learning Readiness and Behaviors in Undergraduate Nursing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the SDL readiness and behaviors of two homogeneous groups of junior level undergraduate nursing students (n = 33) as measured by Guglielmino's SDLRS. One group was exposed to an educational module that addressed the purpose and process of SDL and the other was not exposed to the educational module. An experimental,…

Daniels, Elizabeth Barnes

2011-01-01

281

Enrollment in Distance Education Classes Is Associated with Fewer Enrollment Gaps among Nontraditional Undergraduate Students in the US  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research is to determine whether nontraditional undergraduate students in the US who enroll in distance education classes are less likely to have an enrollment gap (enrollment gap=part year enrollment). Previous research has shown that preference for distance education classes is significantly greater among nontraditional than…

Pontes, Manuel C. F.; Pontes, Nancy M. H.

2012-01-01

282

"Tristan Chords and Random Scores": Exploring Undergraduate Students' Experiences of Music in Higher Education through the Lens of Bourdieu  

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Within a theoretical framework drawn from Bourdieu, this article explores the relationship between undergraduate students' experiences of music in higher education and their musical backgrounds and prior music education experiences. More critically, this study aims to discover whether ideologies surrounding musical value impact on the student…

Moore, Gwen

2012-01-01

283

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FOR STUDENTS IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

REPORTED ARE THE PROCEEDINGS OF A 1966 CONFERENCE WHICH DEALT WITH UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS FOR STUDENTS IN AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES. THE 167 EDUCATORS (MOSTLY DEANS AND DIRECTORS OF RESIDENT INSTRUCTION) WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CONFERENCE REPRESENTED AGRICULTURE, RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES, THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, AND…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.

284

Investigating the Relationship between the Quality of Education and Level of Educational Attainment in Turkish Provinces  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research in comparative and international education indicates that the quality of education, as measured by standardized tests, and the level of educational attainment have a significant impact on individual earning and national economic growth. However, the relationship between the quality of education and the level of educational attainment has…

Gumus, Sedat

2012-01-01

285

Evaluating the Quality of Education at Dentistry School of Tehran University of Medical Sciences  

PubMed Central

Background: Educational evaluation is a process which deals with data collection and assessment of academic activities’ progress. In this research, educational evaluation of Dentistry School of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, which trains students in undergraduate and residency courses, was studied. Methods: This descriptive study was done with a model of educational evaluation in ten steps and 13 fields including purposes and mission objectives, management and organization, academic board members, students, human resources and support, educational, research, health and treatment spaces, educational, diagnostic, research and laboratory tools, educational, research, health and treatment programs and courses, process of teaching and learning, evaluation and assessment, alumni, and patients satisfaction. Data were collected using observation, interviews, questionnaires, and checklists. Results: Results of the study were mainly qualitative and in some cases quantitative, based on defined optimal situation. The total mean of qualitative results of educational evaluation of dentistry school in all 13 fields was 55.98% which is relatively desirable. In the case of quantitative ones, results of some fields such as treatment quality of patients and education and learning of the students were relatively desirable (61.32% and 60.16% respectively). Conclusion: According to the results, educational goals and missions, educational and research facilities and spaces which were identified as the weakest areas need to be considered and paid more serious attention. PMID:22013466

Farzianpour, Fereshteh; Monzavi, Abbas; Yassini, Esmaeil

2011-01-01

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Individual Moral Philosophies and Ethical Decision Making of Undergraduate Athletic Training Students and Educators  

PubMed Central

Context: Ethics research in athletic training is lacking. Teaching students technical skills is important, but teaching them how to reason and to behave in a manner that befits responsible health care professionals is equally important. Objective: To expand ethics research in athletic training by (1) describing undergraduate athletic training students' and educators' individual moral philosophies and ethical decision-making abilities and (2) investigating the effects of sex and level of education on mean composite individual moral philosophies and ethical decision-making scores. Design: Stratified, multistage, cluster-sample correlational study. Setting: Mailed survey instruments were distributed in classroom settings at 30 institutions having Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)–accredited athletic training programs. Patients or Other Participants: Undergraduate students and educators (n = 598: 373 women, 225 men; mean age = 23.5 ± 6.3 years) from 25 CAAHEP-accredited athletic training programs. Main Outcome Measure(s): We used the Ethics Position Questionnaire and the Dilemmas in Athletic Training Questionnaire to compute participants' mean composite individual moral philosophies (idealism and relativism) and ethical decision-making scores, respectively. Three separate 2 (sex: male, female) × 3 (education level: underclass, upper class, educator) between-subjects factorial analyses of variance using idealism, relativism, and ethical decision-making scores as dependent measures were performed. Results: Respondents reported higher idealism scores (37.57 ± 4.91) than relativism scores (31.70 ± 4.80) (response rate = 83%). The mean ethical decision-making score for all respondents was 80.76 ± 7.88. No significant interactions were revealed. The main effect for sex illustrated that men reported significantly higher relativism scores ( P = .0014, ? 2 = .015) than did women. The main effect for education level revealed significant differences between students' and educators' idealism ( P = .0190, ? 2 = .013), relativism ( P < .001, ? 2 = .050), and ethical decision-making scores ( P < .001, ? 2 = .027). Tukey honestly significant difference post hoc analysis indicated that educators possessed lower idealism scores (36.90 ± 5.70) and relativism scores (29.92 ± 4.86) and higher ethical decision-making scores (82.98 ± 7.62) than did students. Conclusions: Our findings do not support changes in athletic training ethics education practices to address sex-specific needs. However, when opportunities occur for students to reason using different ethical perspectives, educators should be aware of their students' and their own moral philosophies in order to optimally facilitate professional growth. PMID:18345347

Caswell, Shane V; Gould, Trenton E

2008-01-01

287

A Transformative Model for Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Education  

PubMed Central

The BIO2010 report recommended that students in the life sciences receive a more rigorous education in mathematics and physical sciences. The University of Delaware approached this problem by (1) developing a bio-calculus section of a standard calculus course, (2) embedding quantitative activities into existing biology courses, and (3) creating a new interdisciplinary major, quantitative biology, designed for students interested in solving complex biological problems using advanced mathematical approaches. To develop the bio-calculus sections, the Department of Mathematical Sciences revised its three-semester calculus sequence to include differential equations in the first semester and, rather than using examples traditionally drawn from application domains that are most relevant to engineers, drew models and examples heavily from the life sciences. The curriculum of the B.S. degree in Quantitative Biology was designed to provide students with a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, with an emphasis on preparation for research careers in life sciences. Students in the program take core courses from biology, chemistry, and physics, though mathematics, as the cornerstone of all quantitative sciences, is given particular prominence. Seminars and a capstone course stress how the interplay of mathematics and biology can be used to explain complex biological systems. To initiate these academic changes required the identification of barriers and the implementation of solutions. PMID:20810949

Driscoll, Tobin A.; Dhurjati, Prasad; Pelesko, John A.; Rossi, Louis F.; Schleiniger, Gilberto; Pusecker, Kathleen; White, Harold B.

2010-01-01

288

Reevaluation of and Prospects for Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Begun in 2003, the National Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Evaluation, conducted in regular universities every five years, has surveyed the significance of evaluation and index scheme improvement at 171 higher education institutions. The launch in January 2007 of the national project of Undergraduate Teaching Quality and Teaching Reform in…

Yanbao, Li; Xiaomei, Li; Qiongfei, Qu

2009-01-01

289

Integrating psychology with interpersonal communication skills in undergraduate nursing education: addressing the challenges.  

PubMed

The inclusion of the social, behavioural and bio-sciences is acknowledged as essential to the development of the art and science of nursing. Nonetheless, the literature highlights on-going debate about the content and delivery of these subject areas in undergraduate nursing education. The bio-sciences and social sciences in particular have received much attention but more recently the inclusion of psychology in nursing curricula is gaining momentum. Studies conducted on nursing students' views of these supporting sciences have also highlighted problems with their understanding, relevance and application to nursing practice. Although broad guidelines are given as to what should be included, no detail is given as to how much detail or at what level these subjects should be taught. Subsequently, approved institutions are responsible for their own course content. This has resulted in inconsistent and varied approaches to integrating the sciences in undergraduate nursing curricula. Following a recent review of the undergraduate nursing curriculum in one university in the Republic of Ireland a decision was made to combine the teaching, learning and assessment of Applied Psychology with Interpersonal Communication skills. This paper will describe the developmental process and evaluation of the integrated module. PMID:24485925

McCarthy, Bridie; Trace, Anna; O'Donovan, Moira

2014-05-01

290

UNDERGRADUATE POSTGRADUATE  

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Canberra, University of

291

A Response to "BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists," from the Perspective of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major Program at Kenyon College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Research Council completed a major study of undergraduate biology education, "BIO 2010-Transforming Undergraduate Education For Future Research Biologists (BIO 2010)," funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institutes of Health. The "BIO 2010" report recommends that biology pedagogy should use an…

Slonczewski, Joan L.; Marusak, Rosemary

2004-01-01

292

Undergraduate Education in Cancer in the European Region. Report on a UICC/WHO Meeting (Geneva, Switzerland, April 6-8, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The progress of undergraduate education in cancer in European countries was assessed, and recommendations were offered for further development according to the EURO program. Based on a survey of undergraduate education in medical schools of the European region, the following areas were evaluated: goals and objectives of teaching, tasks a general…

World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.

293

Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Engineering Education in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a study of the quality assurance and accreditation in the Jordanian higher education sector and focuses mainly on engineering education. It presents engineering education, accreditation and quality assurance in Jordan and considers the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) for a case study. The study highlights the…

Aqlan, Faisal; Al-Araidah, Omar; Al-Hawari, Tarek

2010-01-01

294

Expanding Undergraduate Education to Meet National Goals: The Role of Research Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Obama's higher education goal is to provide "every American with a quality higher education--whether it's college or technical training." The work must begin now, despite the current economic downturn, since Americans believe that doing so is critical to the future competitiveness of their nation. In this article, the authors describe…

McPherson, Peter; Shulenburger, David

2010-01-01

295

Quality Improvement in Higher Education: implications for student retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

The complementarity between two critical issues in higher education are explored: adoption of a quality improvement philosophy and student retention. Key elements of quality improvement as practised in higher education are described briefly, and a conceptual framework is presented, which clarifies the hypothesised link between quality improvement and student retention. Student persistence is examined within the context of a theoretical

Shari L. Peterson; Sherry A. Schwartz

1997-01-01

296

Examination of the Dimensions of Quality in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, numerous studies in the field of service quality have been carried out. However, relatively few studies have addressed the specific context of higher education. The purpose of this study has been to examine what dimensions constitute quality in higher education and to compare these with the dimensions of quality that have been…

Lagrosen, Stefan; Seyyed-Hashemi, Roxana; Leitner, Markus

2004-01-01

297

Undergraduate Research as Chemical Education--A Symposium: Research and Its Support in the Undergraduate Chemistry Department.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines programmatic effects of undergraduate chemistry research programs, focusing on internal research funding at Pomona College. The two-phase funding plan is described, accompanied by commentary on the reasoning and philosophy which lie behind these procedures. (JN)

Hansch, Corwin; Smith, R. Nelson

1984-01-01

298

Online Education Forum--Part Three: A Quality Online Educational Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the third in a series of three papers about online pedagogy and educational practice as part of the JISE "Online Education Forum." This paper deals with the question: "What approaches help assure a quality online educational experience?" Clearly achieving quality is the chief concern of everyone involved with online education. This article…

Dykman, Charlene A.; Davis, Charles K.

2008-01-01

299

A Pilot Intervention to Improve the Structural Quality of Exam Essay Writing in UK Undergraduate Psychology Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Psychology undergraduates need to produce good quality essays in order to succeed at university. Students find the transition to university writing difficult. Using a rubric, a profile of student weakness in psychology essay writing was described. The students were generally poor at the structural organisation of their essays. A pilot intervention…

Connelly, Vincent; Dockrell, Julie E.; Barnett, Jo

2006-01-01

300

Increase in medical knowledge during the final year of undergraduate medical education in Germany  

PubMed Central

Aims: In Germany, the final year of undergraduate medical education (‘practice year’) consists of three 16-week clinical attachments, two of which are internal medicine and surgery. Students can choose a specific specialty for their third 16-week attachment. Practice year students do not receive specific teaching to prepare them for the National Licensing Examination. It is unknown whether knowledge levels increase during this year. This study aimed at assessing knowledge at the beginning and the end of the final year of medical school. Methods: Three hundred pre-selected United States Medical Licensing Examination type items from ten medical disciplines were reviewed by ten recent medical graduates from the Netherlands and Germany. The resulting test included 150 items and was taken by 77 and 79 final year medical students from Göttingen and Hamburg at the beginning and the end of their practice year, respectively. Results: Cronbach’s ? of the pre- and post-test was 0.75 and 0.68, respectively. Mean percent scores in the pre- and post-test were 63.9±6.9 and 69.4±5.7, respectively (p<0.001; effect size calculated as Cohen’s d: 0.87). In individual students, post-test scores were particularly high for items related to their specific chosen specialty. Conclusion: The knowledge test used in this study provides a suitable external tool to assess progress of undergraduate medical students in their knowledge during the practice year. The pre-test may be used to guide individual learning behaviour during this final year of undergraduate education. PMID:24062813

Raupach, Tobias; Vogel, Daniela; Schiekirka, Sarah; Keijsers, Carolina; Ten Cate, Olle; Harendza, Sigrid

2013-01-01

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Vision and change in biology undergraduate education: Vision and change from the funding front.  

PubMed

The purpose of this short article is to (a) briefly summarize the findings of two important recent resources concerning the future of biology in the 21(st) century; one, Vision and Change, A Call to Action [AAAS, 2009. AAAS, Washington, DC], concerned with undergraduate education in biology, the other, A New Biology for the 21st Century [National Research Council, 2009. National Academies Press, Washington, DC], concerned with advances within the discipline itself; (b) urge you, the reader of BAMBED, to review the material on the Vision and Change website [AAAS, 2009. AAAS: Washington, DC] and then to think how you might change things at your own institution and within your courses, and; (c) make readers aware of the programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) that might support change efforts, as well as refer you to efforts other funding agencies are making to help biology undergraduate education respond to the challenges and opportunities chronicled in these two reports. Although NSF funding opportunities are specifically available to US investigators, the recommendations of the two reports should be of interest to a wide spectrum of international researchers. PMID:21445899

Holm, Bethany; Carter, Virginia Celeste; Woodin, Terry

2011-01-01

302

Disciplining the Discipline: Anthropology and the Pursuit of Quality Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Disciplinary knowledge in anthropology occupies a unique position in relation to quality education: anthropology in education and the anthropology of education. This essay differentiates between anthropology as a field, as a repository of content and disciplinary knowledge (anthropology in education), and anthropology as a tool, as a theoretical…

Gonzalez, Norma

2004-01-01

303

Educational Quality, Communities, and Public School Choice: a Theoretical Analysis.  

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in the access to education and in its outcomes has become a major preoccupation of educational reforms in mostEducational Quality, Communities, and Public School Choice: a Theoretical Analysis. Tarek MOSTAFAa of producing education and on the position of an individual relatively to mean ability and mean social capital

Boyer, Edmond

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The System for Evaluating the Quality of Russian Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education in Russia, like the systems of education in other countries, is going through substantial changes: the priorities, structure, and content of education are changing; new standards are being adopted; and an independent system is being put together to assess the results of instruction and the quality of education as a whole. It is the…

Bolotov, V. A.; Efremova, N. F.

2007-01-01

305

Challenges of Communicating Climate Change in North Dakota: Undergraduate Internship and Collaboration with Middle School Educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In summer 2010, the University of North Dakota (UND) hosted an internship for undergraduates to learn about climate change in both the classroom and group research projects. As a final project, the undergraduates were tasked to present their findings about different aspects of climate change in webcasts that would be later used in middle school classrooms in the region. Interns indicated that participation significantly improved their own confidence in future scholarly pursuits. Also, communicating about climate change, both during the project and afterwards, helped the interns feel more confident in their own learning. Use of webcasts widened the impact of student projects (e.g. YouTube dissemination), and multiple methods of student communication should continue to be an important piece of climate change education initiatives. Other key aspects of the internship were student journaling and group building. Challenges faced included media accessibility and diverse recruiting. Best practices from the UND internship will be discussed as a model for implementation at other universities. Lesson plans that complement the student-produced webcasts and adhere to regional and national standards were created during 2011. Communication between scientists and K-12 education researchers was found to be a challenge, but improved over the course of the project. These lesson plans have been reviewed both during a teacher workshop in January 2012 and by several Master teachers. Although select middle school educators have expressed enthusiasm for testing of these modules, very little hands-on testing with students has occurred. Wide-ranging roadblocks to implementation exist, including the need for adherence to state standards and texts, inadequate access to technology, and generally negative attitudes toward climate change in the region. Feedback from regional educators will be presented, and possible solutions will be discussed. Although some challenges are specific to the Northern Great Plains region, understanding these challenges are important for agencies and universities with goals of national dissemination.

Mullendore, G. L.; Munski, L.; Kirilenko, A.; Remer, F.; Baker, M.

2012-12-01

306

The Academic Quality Handbook: Enhancing Higher Education in Universities and Further Education Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is intended as an introduction to the management of quality assurance and enhancement in higher education, particularly in England. The text focuses on the relationship between institutional quality assurance and the auditing authority of the British Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. The chapters of part 1, "The Quality

McGhee, Patrick

307

Discover our Earth: An Earth Science Information System for undergraduate education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In many scientific disciplines, there are currently several large-scale efforts to build comprehensive information management systems. Cornell University's Geoscience Information Systems Project (http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/) is one of the larger efforts designed to build such a system for geoscience research [Seber et al., 1997; Seber et al., 2000]. Utilizing this resource in education activities has great potential for improving the quality of Earth science education. This article summarizes our work on developing education applications, and discusses issues related to building interactive information systems for education purposes.

Seber, Dogan; Moore, Alexandra; Brindisi, Carrie; Danowski, Daniel

308

From Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement in the European Higher Education Area  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on recent trends in quality assurance initiatives, analyses how the European Higher Education Area promotes quality enhancement mechanisms and their implications for quality cultures in universities. It presents and discusses two approaches towards quality enhancement both at the institutional and programme level: 1. Quality

Gvaramadze, Irakli

2008-01-01

309

Fifteen Years of Quality in Higher Education (Part Two)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the second part of the review of the papers published in Quality in Higher Education from its inception in 1995 to the present day. This part of the review focuses on internal quality assurance, improvements in learning and teaching and assessments of the impact of quality assurance. In doing so, the review also examines papers about quality enhancement

Lee Harvey; James Williams

2010-01-01

310

Reducing the stigma of mental illness in undergraduate medical education: a randomized controlled trial  

PubMed Central

Background The stigma of mental illness among medical students is a prevalent concern that has far reaching negative consequences. Attempts to combat this stigma through educational initiatives have had mixed results. This study examined the impact of a one-time contact-based educational intervention on the stigma of mental illness among medical students and compared this with a multimodal undergraduate psychiatry course at the University of Calgary, Canada that integrates contact-based educational strategies. Attitudes towards mental illness were compared with those towards type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Method A cluster-randomized trial design was used to evaluate the impact of contact-based educational interventions delivered at two points in time. The impact was assessed by collecting data at 4 time points using the Opening Minds Scale for Health Care Providers (OMS-HC) to assess changes in stigma. Results Baseline surveys were completed by 62% (n=111) of students before the start of the course and post-intervention ratings were available from 90 of these. Stigma scores for both groups were significantly reduced upon course completion (p < 0.0001), but were not significantly changed following the one-time contact based educational intervention in the primary analysis. Student confidence in working with people with a mental illness and interest in a psychiatric career was increased at the end of the course. Stigma towards mental illness remained greater than for T2DM at all time points. Conclusions Psychiatric education can decrease the stigma of mental illness and increase student confidence. However, one-time, contact-based educational interventions require further evaluation in this context. The key components are postulated to be contact, knowledge and attention to process, where attending to the student’s internal experience of working with people with mental illness is an integral factor in modulating perceptions of mental illness and a psychiatric career. PMID:24156397

2013-01-01

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Undergraduate Rural Medical Education Program Development: Focus Group Consultation with the NRHA Rural Medical Educators Group  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: Over a decade ago, leaders in rural medical education established the Rural Medical Educators (RME) Group, an interest group within the National Rural Health Association, to support faculty in rural medical education programs. This group has convened an annual RME conclave since 2006. In 2008, this conclave convened 15 national leaders in…

Downey, Laura H.; Wheat, John R.; Leeper, James D.; Florence, Joseph A.; Boulger, James G.; Hunsaker, Matt L.

2011-01-01

312

Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice Concepts in Undergraduate Athletic Training Education: Experiences of Select Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: Professional athletic training education must transition toward instruction of evidence-based practice in order to maintain progress with other health professions' clinical practices and educational standards. Objective: To evaluate athletic training educators' experience with implementation of evidence-based practice concepts in CAATE…

Manspeaker, Sarah A.; Van Lunen, Bonnie

2010-01-01

313

Exploring the Notion of Quality in Quality Higher Education Assessment in a Collaborative Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to contribute to the debate on the notion of quality in higher education with particular focus on "objectifying through articulation" the assessment of quality by professional experts. The article gives an overview of the differentiations of quality as used in higher education. It explores a substantial piece of…

Maguire, Kate; Gibbs, Paul

2013-01-01

314

Integrating Research into Undergraduate Education: The Value Added. Conference Proceedings (2nd, Washington, DC, November 18-19, 2004)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the proceedings of the Reinvention Center's second major conference, "Integrating Research into Undergraduate Education: The Value Added," co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The goal of the conference was to distill the distinct characteristics of the…

Reinvention Center, 2004

2004-01-01

315

Undergraduate Education in the Sciences for Students in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Summary of Proceedings of Regional Conferences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following a national conference entitled, "Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences for Students in Agriculture and Natural Resources," four regional conferences ensued, bringing together teaching faculty members from agriculture, forestry, other natural resource areas, and biology. The papers presented at these regional meetings are…

Commission on Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington, DC.

316

The Effect of Required Cooperative Education (Co-Op) on the Pursuit of an Undergraduate Engineering Degree for Female Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Female enrollment in engineering has been historically low. Researchers claim chilly classroom environments and societal expectations of gender and work as reasons why so few women pursue engineering. This qualitative study explores the effects of required cooperative education on a female student's choice of and persistence in an undergraduate

Kuntz, Vickie L.

2009-01-01

317

Modelling the Perceived Value of Compulsory English Language Education in Undergraduate Non-Language Majors of Japanese Nationality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adopting mixed methods of data collection and analysis, the current study models the "perceived value of compulsory English language education" in a sample of 138 undergraduate non-language majors of Japanese nationality at a national university in Japan. During the orientation period of a compulsory 15-week English language programme, the 138…

Rivers, Damian J.

2012-01-01

318

Research and Teaching: Understanding How Undergraduate Research Experiences Influence Student Aspirations for Research Careers and Graduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extant and emerging literature on undergraduate research experiences (UREs) focuses on the identification of their benefits to student participants. However, a notable limitation in these studies results from little or no examination of the processes through which UREs influence student career decisions and education aspirations. This study offers…

Adedokun, Omolola A.; Zhang, Dake; Parker, Loran Carleton; Bessenbacher, Ann; Childress, Amy; Burgess, Wilella Daniels

2012-01-01

319

Faculty's Job Stress and Performance in the Undergraduate Education Assessment in China: A Mixed-Methods Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Undergraduate Education Assessment (assessment) was launched to upgrade faculty's performance, but it also tends to intensify their job stress. Considering the little empirical research on the influence of stress on performance in the assessment and the confounded findings in literature, the study collected data with a survey and interviews to…

Jing, Lizhen

2008-01-01

320

Case Studies' Effect on Undergraduates' Achievement, Attitudes, and Team Shared Mental Models in Educational Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of case studies on learning outcomes, attitudes toward instructions, and team shared mental models (SMM) in a team-based learning environment in an undergraduate educational psychology course. Approximately 105 students who participated in this study were randomly assigned to either a case-study…

Razzouk, Rim; Johnson, Tristan E.

2013-01-01

321

Do Empathy, Perspective-Taking, Sense of Power and Personality Differ across Undergraduate Education and Are They Inter-Related?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Empathy is desirable in all health care professionals in their interactions with patients and each other. Empathy in its cognitive (perspective-taking) and affective forms has been well-studied in the literature and in fact, is shown in most studies to decline during undergraduate and graduate medical education. Empathy has also been shown to be…

Toto, Regina L.; Man, Lillian; Blatt, Benjamin; Simmens, Samuel J.; Greenberg, Larrie

2015-01-01

322

Multiple Goals, Satisfaction, and Achievement in University Undergraduate Education: A Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Project Research Paper  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the relationship between student goal orientation and student satisfaction, academic engagement, and achievement. A variety of studies has shown that the type of goal orientation determines students’ cognitive and behavioral reactions as well as their educational performance. Using data on 2309 college students from the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES), this study analyzes the relationship

Heinke Roebken

2007-01-01

323

Stylistic Learning Differences Between Undergraduate Athletic Training Students and Educators: Gregorc Mind Styles  

PubMed Central

Context: Learning theory and pedagogic research are unfamiliar to many educators trained in the sciences. Athletic training educators must learn to appreciate the theoretic and practical value of pedagogic research, including learning styles. Objective: To extend the learning styles research in athletic training by introducing the Mind Styles model and Gregorc Style Delineator instrument to investigate students' and program directors' baseline style preferences and to study the effects of sex, education level, and academic role on mean composite Gregorc Style Delineator scores. Design: Correlational research design. Setting: Instruments were mailed to program directors and administered in classroom settings. Patients or Other Participants: Ten of 10 athletic training programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs formed sample 1, with 200 undergraduate athletic training students (68 men, 132 women, age = 20.12 ± 2.02 years). A total of 43 program directors (22 men, 21 women, age = 40.05 ± 9.30 years) created sample 2. Main Outcome Measure(s): We used the Gregorc Style Delineator to measure participants' perceptual and ordering abilities, combining them in a quaternary design to create mean composite scores for the Concrete Sequential (CS), Abstract Sequential (AS), Abstract Random (AR), and Concrete Random (CR) Mind Styles subscales. We also noted each subject's sex, education level, and academic role. Results: We obtained a response rate of 100% of undergraduates and 43% of program directors. The CS style was preferred by 44.5% (n = 89) of students and 58.1% (n = 25) of program directors. Program directors preferred the CS style more (P < .001) and the AS and AR styles less (P < .001) than predicted by ?2 testing. Students preferred the CS style more (P < .001) and the AS style less (P < .001) than expected also. Men students preferred the AS style more (P < .01) and the AR style less (P < .01) than women students. Students by ?2 testing were also less likely to prefer the CS style (P < .01) and more likely to prefer the AR style (P < .001) than program directors. No significant main effect was noted for education level (P = .310) or the interaction (P = .108). Conclusions: Our findings add 2 unique elements to the athletic training literature by extending the investigation of styles to an original model (Mind Styles) and the effect of academic role on style. Program directors should strongly consider sex and academic role style differences when designing and implementing pedagogic methods. PMID:16619103

Gould, Trenton E; Caswell, Shane V

2006-01-01

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Strategies for Embedding Scholarship in the Educational Experiences of Engineering Technology Undergraduate Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The hallmark of Engineering Technology (ET) programs is its student-centered curriculum and hands-on approach to teaching. Many institutions with ET programs now require scholarship of their ET faculty in addition to their teaching duties. In many institutions that have always emphasized scholarship and research, undergraduate student education has often times taken a back seat to research. The question that arises for ET programs as we begin to engage in scholarly activities is: how do we insure that ET scholarship is student-centered similar to ET teaching and curriculum? The benefits of scholarship to ET students include enhancement of their critical thinking, innovative, lifelong learning skills, skills that many ET employers today are looking for in our students. In this paper, the author examines issues relating to the importance of scholarship to ET undergraduate students, barriers to ET student scholarship, mechanisms for embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum, resources required to facilitate ET student scholarship, and feedback from ET student scholars who recently worked on a scholarly project with the author. The author concludes that embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum is very desirable and suggests some ways and means to facilitate and nurture student scholarship in ET.

Aghayere, Abi

2009-08-27

325

Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Attitudes towards Mental Illness: Implications for Specific Academic Education  

PubMed Central

Background: Health care professions are not immune to social prejudices and surprisingly share the general public's attitude attributed to people with mental illness. Nursing students are future health manpower research related to nursing students attitudes toward mental illness is limited. Aim: The aim of this following study is to examine the undergraduate nursing students’ attitudes toward people with mental illness. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive design was adopted for the present study. A total of 148 undergraduate nursing students were purposively selected to complete self-reported questionnaires. Results: The nursing students have significant positive attitudes towards mental illness in three of the six attitudes factors: Restrictiveness (8.59), benevolence (29.8) and stigmatization (9.18). However, these students have negative attitudes in separatism (27.1), stereotype (11.5) and pessimistic predictions (11.7) domains as they rated high. Conclusion: Academic education in this area must be planned so as to favor the change of the attitudes that include greater use of teaching strategies that challenge beliefs and assumptions and promote a commitment to provide holistic care to people with mental illness. PMID:25336767

Poreddi, Vijayalakshmi; Thimmaiah, Rohini; Pashupu, Dharma Reddy; Ramachandra; Badamath, Suresh

2014-01-01

326

Interactive Learning Modules: Enabling Near Real-Time Oceanographic Data Use In Undergraduate Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The focus of the Education and Public Engagement (EPE) component of the NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is to provide a new layer of cyber-interactivity for undergraduate educators to bring near real-time data from the global ocean into learning environments. To accomplish this, we are designing six online services including: 1) visualization tools, 2) a lesson builder, 3) a concept map builder, 4) educational web services (middleware), 5) collaboration tools and 6) an educational resource database. Here, we report on our Fall 2012 release that includes the first four of these services: 1) Interactive visualization tools allow users to interactively select data of interest, display the data in various views (e.g., maps, time-series and scatter plots) and obtain statistical measures such as mean, standard deviation and a regression line fit to select data. Specific visualization tools include a tool to compare different months of data, a time series explorer tool to investigate the temporal evolution of select data parameters (e.g., sea water temperature or salinity), a glider profile tool that displays ocean glider tracks and associated transects, and a data comparison tool that allows users to view the data either in scatter plot view comparing one parameter with another, or in time series view. 2) Our interactive lesson builder tool allows users to develop a library of online lesson units, which are collaboratively editable and sharable and provides starter templates designed from learning theory knowledge. 3) Our interactive concept map tool allows the user to build and use concept maps, a graphical interface to map the connection between concepts and ideas. This tool also provides semantic-based recommendations, and allows for embedding of associated resources such as movies, images and blogs. 4) Education web services (middleware) will provide an educational resource database API.

Kilb, D. L.; Fundis, A. T.; Risien, C. M.

2012-12-01

327

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION Undergraduate Education 89  

E-print Network

530-752-6068 UC Davis offers the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees and Environmental Sciences, the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters and Science. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Office of the Dean 150 Mrak Hall

California at Davis, University of

328

Raising the Bar: Ethics Education for Quality Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the 1970s an "ethics boom" has occurred to counter the disappearance of ethics education from tertiary institutions. This "boom" appears to be absent from teacher education programs in Australia and the United States. Given persistent calls to enhance teacher quality this is problematic because quality teaching is inexorably linked to…

Boon, Helen

2011-01-01

329

The Review of Teacher Education Programmes and Transformational Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Higher Education Quality Committee's definition of quality (HEQC 2001) includes standard elements familiar to other higher education systems as well as elements specific to South Africa's own contextual priorities and purposes. These elements are fitness for and of purpose, value for money, and individual and social transformation (Singh…

Bitzer, E.; Botha, J.; Menkveld, H.

2008-01-01

330

A Paradigm Shift for Educational Administrators: The Total Quality Movement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews the major ideas of the seminal total quality management theorists, such as Deming, Crosby, Juran, Ishikawa, and Imai, to illustrate how total quality management is applicable to education. It is argued that there is a need for a paradigm shift in educational administration. The first part reviews current Australian societal…

Hough, M. J.

331

Educational Quality, Outcomes Assessment, and Policy Change: The Virginia Example  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The higher education system in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States provides a case model for how discussions regarding educational quality and assessment of that quality have affected institutions' policy decisions and implementation. Using Levin's (1998) policy analysis framework, this essay explores how assessment of student…

Culver, Steve

2010-01-01

332

Higher Education in the Mediterranean: Managing Change and Ensuring Quality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of the key themes raised at the November 1996 Malta conference concerning the quality of higher education in the Mediterranean, including international networking in education as well as managing change and quality assurance. It synthesizes the main contributions made by the presenters and identifies several transversal themes…

Sultana, Ronald G.

1997-01-01

333

Democratisation and Quality Assurance in South African Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article interprets a particular set of debates on whether quality assurance in South African higher education widens democracy or not. The interpretation explores the extent to which higher education quality assurance fulfils three conditions posited for democracy (inclusion, participation and enhancement), drawing in as points of reference…

Symes, Ashley

2006-01-01

334

Quality Assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Commonwealth of Learning is proud to partner with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Higher Education and UNESCO to produce this "Quality Assurance Toolkit for Distance Higher Education Institutions and Programmes". The Toolkit has been prepared with three features. First, it is a generic document on quality assurance, complete with a glossary of…

Rama, Kondapalli, Ed.; Hope, Andrea, Ed.

2009-01-01

335

Educational Quality Assessment: Manual for Interpreting School Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of the Pennsylvania Educational Quality Assessment program, Phase II, are interpreted. The first section of the manual presents a statement of each of the Ten Goals of Quality Education which served as the basis of the assessment. Also included are the key items on the questionnaires administered to 5th and 11th grade students. The…

Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Educational Quality Assessment.

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Planning and design of industrial engineering education quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Quality Function Deployment (QFD) approach to improve industrial engineering (IE) education quality at the Middle East Technical University (METU) is presented. Major stakeholders of IE education are identified as students, faculty members and future employers of the students. Requirements of these groups from an IE graduate are determined by surveys and interviews with them. These requirements are prioritized. Main

Gülser Köksal

1998-01-01

337

The Pre-Primary Education Voucher Scheme of Hong Kong: A Promise of Quality Education Provision?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The issue of education vouchers has been widely researched as they are seen by many people as an effective strategy for improving the quality of education services. Striving to enhance the quality of the kindergarten education service in Hong Kong, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has committed a substantial sum of…

Fung, Chanel Kit-Ho; Lam, Chi-Chung

2008-01-01

338

The Need for Context-Sensitive Measures of Educational Quality in Transnational Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper argues that the current approach to educational quality formation in transnational higher education promotes educational imperialism, and that guidelines and practices should be altered to embrace context-sensitive measures of quality. The claims are sustained by findings from a study that investigated how academics understood and…

Pyvis, David

2011-01-01

339

Exploring Educators' Perspectives: How Does Learning through "Happiness" Promote Quality Early Childhood Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quality of early childhood education has dominated current debates in the ways educators develop and implement learning programs for children yet conceptions of quality vary contextually and culturally. This qualitative case study explored the insider perspectives of six early childhood educators in Sapporo, Japan regarding their conceptions…

Ikegami, Kiiko; Agbenyega, Joseph Seyram

2014-01-01

340

Adapting the Learning-Cycle to Enrich Undergraduate Neuroscience Education for All Students  

PubMed Central

A learning-cycle approach to science instruction is not new to science educators (Karplus, 1977; Kolb, 1984; Bergquist, 1991; Zollman, 1990; Allard and Barman, 1994). Somewhat less known, however, is the usefulness of this approach for creating lab activities for a broad audience of undergraduates. The following paper presents a brief overview of a laboratory activity that can be adapted for use by instructors of introductory neuroscience courses. The three-hour activity is geared towards tapping key elements of the learning-cycle approach, with a particular emphasis on the exploration phase of the model. Students work as members of small teams to explore a contemporary issue involving memory and gain hands-on experience from the outset, to which conceptual information is then added during lecture the following week. The approach is in marked contrast to the more traditional practice in the sciences where laboratory activities generally serve to punctuate already presented lecture material. PMID:23493626

Stewart, Mark; Stavrianeas, Stasinos

2008-01-01

341

Using Simulated RoboCup to Teach AI in Undergraduate Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this paper we argue that RoboCup is a useful tool for the teaching of AI in undergraduate education. We provide case studies, from two Swedish universities, of how RoboCup based AI courses can be implemented using a problem based approach. Although the courses were successful there are significant areas for improvement. Firstly, to help students cope with the complexity of the domain we developed RoboSoc, a general software framework for developing simulated RoboCup agents. Secondly, we propose creating close co-operation between the teachers and researchers at Scandinavian Universities with the aim of increasing the motivation of both students and teachers by providing accessible information and competence. Target Audience: High School Faculty/Administrators, 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

Heintz, Fredrik; Kummeneje, Johan; Scerri, Paul, 1974-

2009-11-24

342

[Quality of vocational education in speech therapy - development and implementation of a quality assurance programme].  

PubMed

The provision of high-quality health-services is only possible if it is based on vocational education of corresponding quality. To promote the quality of vocational education in speech therapy, a quality assurance programme was developed in a scientifically supervised multi-step process. The main goals of the quality assurance programme include: (i) external review of the quality of education by means of well-defined criteria, (ii) certification of schools that meet the requirements, and (iii) provision of feedback to schools about their results. A total of 208 quality indicators cover the essential aspects of vocational education in speech therapy, and apply to the structural, process and outcome quality. These indicators are based on a literature survey as well as on expert opinion, and are calibrated by data. The data are collected by using questionnaires (school management, teachers in speech therapy, students, consecutive patient sample) and are validated by specific document analyses and telephone audits. Each school receives an individual quality report of its achieved results benchmarked to other schools. Since the initial implementation in 2008, a total of 50 schools participated in the quality assurance programme and 41 achieved certification. Therefore, the defined set of quality criteria has been disseminated and utilized by about half of all German schools for vocational education in speech therapy. The evaluation of the data on quality collected across all schools highlights the strengths and weaknesses of vocational education as well as the demands for quality improvement. PMID:24459001

Ullrich, A; Kawski, S; Koch, U; Härter, M

2014-12-01

343

Quality Assurance and Teacher Education: International Challenges and Expectations. Rethinking Education. Volume 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ensuring quality in and through teaching and learning has become a fundamental global concern. Emanating from a colloquium on "Quality Assurance and Teacher Education" hosted by University College Dublin in 2010 and funded by the European Educational Research Association, this book interrogates how quality cultures can be fostered in the field of…

Harford, Judith, Ed.; Hudson, Brian, Ed.; Niemi, Hannele, Ed.

2012-01-01

344

An Education Millennium Development Goal for Quality: Complexity and Democracy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A good quality education is inclusive, relevant and democratic. Of these three characteristics, the author contends that democratic is the most fundamental and underpins the other two. Education can only truly be inclusive and relevant if its goals are continuously the subject of open democratic debate, since education is a value-based,…

Barrett, Angeline M.

2011-01-01

345

Proposal of a quality model for educational software  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extensive application of ICTs in education during the last years has caused that several authors suggested different approaches, criteria and tools for evaluation of educational software. After reviewing some of them, the present document shows a proposal of a quality model for educational software based on international standards, but adapted to teaching environment. This model allows to unify criteria

I. Plaza; J. J. Marcuello; R. Igual; F. Arcega

2009-01-01

346

Curriculum Reform and "Quality Education" in China: An Overview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an overview of Chinese government attempts to promote a revised school curriculum reflecting a more holistic approach to education under the banner of "suzhi jiaoyu" ("quality education"), and positions the policies in the Chinese historical, educational, social and economic context. While the push has inspired innovative…

Dello-Iacovo, Belinda

2009-01-01

347

Equity and Quality in Private Education: The Haitian Paradox.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of the Haitian educational system. Assesses whether private education is playing an appropriate role in Haiti in terms of providing and promoting quality education. Reviews strategies that could allow the government to use its limited financial resources in a more cost-effective and equitable manner. (CMK)

Salmi, J.

2000-01-01

348

High Quality Art Education: For Inclusion and Resilience  

E-print Network

benefit the most from this type of learning continue to experience cutbacks in the curriculum (Arts EducationArts Education Partnership (2004), which included recognition that when learning through the arts all students reap academic and social benefits.education classroom, but the institutionalization of high-quality art brings benefits

Stewart, Rachel Dawn

2011-01-01

349

Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care: A cultural context  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper suggests that different cultural communities may hold different definitions of “quality” in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) conforming with their respective, culturally valued educational goals and culturally based beliefs regarding practices that facilitate their attainment. Despite the negative implication of stereotyping socio-cultural communities as “individualist” or “collectivist” (Triandis, 1995), the conceptualisation of cultural variations in educational goals

Miriam K. Rosenthal

2003-01-01

350

Autopsy in undergraduate medical education--what do students really learn?  

PubMed

Forensic medicine can provide access to autopsies for students in undergraduate medical education. Previous qualitative studies reported that attending autopsies promotes learning and is helpful in organising information in the context of self-directed learning, covering cognitive, emotional and societal issues. In the present study, learning outcome regarding specific pathophysiological learning objectives of students who attended an autopsy elective (intervention group, n?=?32) was estimated in comparison to peer students who signed up for the course but were not selected (control group A, n?=?47) and students who had not signed up (control group B, n?=?186). Learning outcome (expressed as a percent knowledge gain) was measured by means of comparative self-assessments (CSA). Furthermore, group interviews were conducted to evaluate the attending students' perceptions and experiences of the course. In the intervention group, the percent knowledge gain for learning objectives reflecting pathophysiological mechanisms was about twice as high than that in the control groups, while all three groups showed comparable knowledge gain for learning objectives covered by mandatory courses that were held during the study period. Results of mandatory post-course assessments showed no statistically significant differences between the intervention and control groups. Therefore, the knowledge gain regarding learning objectives not covered by mandatory courses that was observed in the intervention group reflected the additional benefit of attending the autopsy course. Group interviews with the participants revealed gain of integrated knowledge and understanding of pathophysiological relations as important issues, while negative effects were reported infrequently. Our findings suggest that attendance of a series of autopsies fosters learning and understanding of important issues in medical education and should therefore be part of undergraduate medical curricula wherever possible. PMID:24487723

Anders, Sven; Mueller, Martina; Sperhake, Jan-Peter; Petersen-Ewert, Corinna; Schiekirka, Sarah; Raupach, Tobias

2014-11-01

351

The masked educator-innovative simulation in an Australian undergraduate Medical Sonography and Medical Imaging program  

PubMed Central

Introduction Clinical learning experiences for sonography and medical imaging students can sometimes involve the practice of technical procedures with less of a focus on developing communication skills with patients. Whilst patient-based simulation scenarios have been widely reported in other health education programmes, there is a paucity of research in sonography and medical imaging. The aim of this study was to explore the effectiveness of Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) in the learning and teaching of clinical communication skills to undergraduate medical sonography and medical imaging students. Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) is a simulation technique where the educator is hidden behind wearable realistic silicone body props including masks. Methods Focus group interviews were conducted with 11 undergraduate medical sonography and medical imaging students at CQUniversity, Australia. The number of participants was limited to the size of the cohort of students enrolled in the course. Prior to these interviews participants were engaged in learning activities that featured the use of the Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) method. Thematic analysis was employed to explore how the introduction of Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) contributed to students' learning in relation to clinical communication skills. Results Key themes included: benefits of interacting with someone real rather than another student, learning made fun, awareness of empathy, therapeutic communication skills, engaged problem solving and purposeful reflection. Conclusions Mask-Ed™ (KRS Simulation) combined with interactive sessions with an expert facilitator, contributed positively to students' learning in relation to clinical communication skills. Participants believed that interacting with someone real, as in the Mask-Ed characters was beneficial. In addition to the learning being described as fun, participants gained an awareness of empathy, therapeutic communication skills, engaged problem solving and purposeful reflection. PMID:25598976

Reid-Searl, Kerry; Bowman, Anita; McAllister, Margaret; Cowling, Cynthia; Spuur, Kelly

2014-01-01

352

Intergroup Contact Exercises as a Tool for Mitigating Undergraduates' Attitudes toward Nonnative English-Speaking Teaching Assistants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International instructors in U.S. institutions of higher education boost the academic quality of education available to U.S. undergraduate students. Many university students, however, regard nonnative English-speaking teaching assistants (NNESTAs) as problematic. Innovative programs for enhancing undergraduates' capacity to understand NNESTAs'…

Kang, O.; Rubin, D. L.

2012-01-01

353

Crossing Pedagogical Oceans: International Teaching Assistants in U.S. Undergraduate Education. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 8, 1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite complaints from undergraduate students concerning language and pedagogical skills of international teaching assistants (ITAs), institutions of higher education continue to appoint ITAs to teach. Legislative mandates have appeared to assess and improve language and pedagogical skills of ITAs, and the academies have likewise responded with…

Smith, Rosslyn M.; And Others

354

Lunar and Planetary Science XXXV: Undergraduate Education and Research Programs, Facilities, and Information Access  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The titles in this section include: 1) GRIDVIEW: Recent Improvements in Research and Education Software for Exploring Mars Topography; 2) Software and Hardware Upgrades for the University of North Dakota Asteroid and Comet Internet Telescope (ACIT); 3) Web-based Program for Calculating Effects of an Earth Impact; 4) On-Line Education, Web- and Virtual-Classes in an Urban University: A Preliminary Overview; 5) Modelling Planetary Material's Structures: From Quasicrystalline Microstructure to Crystallographic Materials by Use of Mathematica; 6) How We Used NASA Lunar Set in Planetary and Material Science Studies: Textural and Cooling Sequences in Sections of Lava Column from a Thin and a Thick Lava-Flow, from the Moon and Mars with Terrestrial Analogue and Chondrule Textural Comparisons; 7) Classroom Teaching of Space Technology and Simulations by the Husar Rover Model; 8) New Experiments (In Meteorology, Aerosols, Soil Moisture and Ice) on the New Hunveyor Educational Planetary Landers of Universities and Colleges in Hungary; 9) Teaching Planetary GIS by Constructing Its Model for the Test Terrain of the Hunveyor and Husar; 10) Undergraduate Students: An Untapped Resource for Planetary Researchers; 11) Analog Sites in Field Work of Petrology: Rock Assembly Delivered to a Plain by Floods on Earth and Mars; 12) RELAB (Reflectance Experiment Laboratory): A NASA Multiuser Spectroscopy Facility; 13) Full Text Searching and Customization in the NASA ADS Abstract Service.

2004-01-01

355

Distance Learning in Undergraduate Education: Methods, Opportunities, and Challenges for Institutions and Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The term ‘distance learning’ represents a variety of educational models that have in common the physical separation of the educator and some or all of the students. Students can be reached through any combination of media: closed-circuit television, video and audio conferencing via telephone lines, and multimedia interaction via the internet. In the past decade, the expansion of distance learning

J. Ross Maclean; Pat McShane; Jeff Etchason

2001-01-01

356

An innovative approach to undergraduate climate change education: Sustainability in the workplace  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate change and climate science are a core component of environment-related degree programmes, but there are many programmes, for example business studies, that have clear linkages to climate change and sustainability issues which often have no or limited coverage of the subject. Although an in-depth coverage of climate science is not directly applicable to all programmes of study, the subject of climate change is of great relevance to all of society. Graduates from the higher education system are often viewed as society's ‘future leaders', hence it can be argued that it is important that all graduates are conversant in the issues of climate change and strategies for moving towards a sustainable future. Rather than an in depth understanding of climate science it may be more important that a wider range of students are educated in strategies for positive action. One aspect of climate change education that may be missing, including in programmes where climate change is a core topic, is practical strategies, skills and knowledge for reducing our impact on the climate system. This presentation outlines an innovative approach to undergraduate climate change education which focuses on the strategies for moving towards sustainability, but which is supported by climate science understanding taught within this context. Students gain knowledge and understanding of the motivations and strategies for businesses to improve their environmental performance, and develop skills in identifying areas of environmental improvement and recommending actions for change. These skills will allow students to drive positive change in their future careers. Such courses are relevant to students of all disciplines and can give the opportunity to students for whom climate change education is not a core part of their programme, to gain greater understanding of the issues and an awareness of practical changes that can be made at all levels to move towards a more sustainable society.

Robinson, Z. P.

2009-04-01

357

Partnership in Undergraduate Research Experience  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Practical laboratory and work experience has been helpful in reinforcing the undergraduate educational experience. With limited resources, individual organizations may struggle to give a student a well rounded opportunity. Most undergraduates work within internships or cooperative educational fram...

358

Reinterpreting Higher Education Quality in Response to Policies of Mass Education: The Australian Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the relationship between mass education, higher education quality and policy development in Australia in the period 2008-2014, during which access to higher education was significantly increased. Over this time, which included a change of national government, the discursive relationship between mass higher education and…

Pitman, Tim

2014-01-01

359

One more thing: Faculty response to increased emphasis on project teams in undergraduate engineering education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tenured and tenure-track faculty members at institutions of higher education, especially those at Research I institutions, are being asked to do more than ever before. With rapidly changing technology, significant decreases in public funding, the shift toward privately funded research, and the ever increasing expectations of students for an education that adequately prepares them for professional careers, engineering faculty are particularly challenged by the escalating demands on their time. In 1996, the primary accreditation organization for engineering programs (ABET) adopted new criteria that required, among other things, engineering programs to teach students to function on multidisciplinary teams and to communicate effectively. In response, most engineering programs utilize project teams as a strategy for teaching these skills. The purpose of this qualitative study of tenured and tenure track engineering faculty at a Research I institution in the southwestern United States was to explore the variety of ways in which the engineering faculty responded to the demands placed upon them as a result of the increased emphasis on project teams in undergraduate engineering education. Social role theory and organizational climate theory guided the study. Some faculty viewed project teams as an opportunity for students to learn important professional skills and to benefit from collaborative learning but many questioned the importance and feasibility of teaching teamwork skills and had concerns about taking time away from other essential fundamental material such as mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences. Although the administration of the College of Engineering articulated strong support for the use of project teams in undergraduate education, the prevailing climate did little to promote significant efforts related to effective utilization of project teams. Too often, faculty were unwilling to commit sufficient time or effort to make project teamwork a truly valuable learning opportunity because those efforts were not perceived to be valuable and were rarely rewarded. Few formal professional development opportunities were available and few incentives were in place to encourage other informal efforts to develop the necessary skills. Those who committed significant effort to project teams were challenged by concerns about team composition, student accountability and assigning individual grades for group teamwork.

Hunter, Jane

360

76 FR 6769 - Office of Postsecondary Education, Overview Information, Undergraduate International Studies and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program; Notice Inviting Applications...Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) program provides grants to...in international studies and foreign languages. Priorities: This notice contains...

2011-02-08

361

Need for Equipping Teachers for Quality Higher Education: Exploring How Teachers in Kerala Perceive Quality Practices in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past few years, India's higher education sector has witnessed remarkable progress. Though the country has the largest and the second largest higher education system in the world in terms of the number of institutions and enrolment respectively, it still faces challenges on several fronts. Quality of higher education (HE) is a…

Gafoor, Kunnthodi Abdul; Shilna, V.

2013-01-01

362

Governing Quality in Teacher Education: Deconstructing Federal Text and Talk  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two dueling national agendas characterize discussions surrounding teacher quality and teacher education reform. For professionalists, teacher quality is synonymous with meeting a set of professional standards. For deregulationists, these standards are roadblocks that deter high-quality candidates from pursuing jobs in teaching. Despite differences…

Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Hunt, Hyland

2007-01-01

363

Quality Assurance in Higher Education as a Political Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The procedures commonly employed for quality assurance in higher education are designed as if the endeavour were a technical process, whereas it may be more useful to view it as a political process. For example, quality assurance requires making choices among competing conceptions of quality, and in so doing privileges some interests over others.…

Skolnik, Michael L.

2010-01-01

364

Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Proposals for Consultation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document sets out for consultation proposals for a revised method for quality assurance of teaching and learning in higher education. The proposals cover: (1) the objectives and principles of quality assurance; (2) an approach to quality assurance based on external audit principles; (3) the collection and publication of information; (4)…

Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.

365

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Slovak Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a topic of increased policy interest in the Slovak Republic where improving quality in the ECEC sector is a subject of growing importance. The OECD has identified five effective policy levers to encourage quality in the sector: 1) quality goals and regulations; 2) curriculum and guidelines; 3)…

Taguma, Miho; Litjens, Ineke; Makowiecki, Kelly

2012-01-01

366

Towards a Culture of Quality. Perspectives on Distance Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This third publication on the theme of quality in the Commonwealth of Learning Perspectives on Distance Education series widens the discussion beyond external quality assurance processes to a more generic focus on a "culture of quality." It is an extension of the earlier two publications, which came out in 1994 and 1997 and drew attention to…

Koul, Badri N., Ed.; Kanwar, Asha, Ed.

2006-01-01

367

Part-Time Undergraduates in Postsecondary Education: 2003-04. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2007-165  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After dramatic growth between 1970 and 1990, part-time students have formed a large and stable segment of the undergraduate population in U.S. postsecondary institutions (Hussar 2005). In fall 2004, approximately 5.5 million undergraduates were enrolled part time, making up 37 percent of the undergraduate enrollment in all degree-granting…

Chen, Xianglei

2007-01-01

368

Client-based management education: values and quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over recent years there has been a considerable growth in the provision of client-based postgraduate and post-experience management education. Client-based programmes delivered on company premises raise serious concerns connected with the educational quality of student experience and wider issues of academic freedom within higher education. Discusses the values of higher education, the learning environment, teaching style, politicization of knowledge and

Bruce Macfarlane; Laurie Lomas

1995-01-01

369

Division of Continuing Education Center for Quality  

E-print Network

Operational Efficiency and Quality Enhance Customer Satisfaction Increase Profitability profitability through increases in productivity, quality and customer satisfaction. Highly trained personnel useLabLe programs to improve profitability, productivity, quality and customer satisfaction. a lean six sigma case

Asaithambi, Asai

370

The Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars program: a model for interprofessional education in quality and safety.  

PubMed

The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project is enhancing the emphasis on quality care and patient safety content in nursing schools. A partnership between QSEN and the Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars program resulted in a unique experiential, interdisciplinary fellowship for both nurses and physicians. This article introduces the Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars program and provides examples of learning activities and fellows' accomplishments. Interprofessional quality and safety education at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels is germane to improving the quality of health care. PMID:22868564

Patrician, Patricia A; Dolansky, Mary A; Pair, Vincent; Bates, Mekeshia; Moore, Shirley M; Splaine, Mark; Gilman, Stuart C

2013-01-01

371

Head to head: The role of academic competition in undergraduate anatomical education.  

PubMed

Competition is a key element in many educational games and is often adopted by educators in an effort to motivate and excite their students. Yet, the use of academic competition in educational institutions remains the subject of much debate. Opponents argue that academic competition causes an increase in student anxiety and divides their attention. However, if the contexts of academic competition are defined, could the inclusion of a game-like competition in a university course be a viable and beneficial method of engaging students? Students (n?=?67) were recruited from an undergraduate human anatomy course at Western University. Using a crossover design, students were exposed to a competitive tournament either at the time of their first term test or second term test. The anatomical knowledge of participating students was assessed prior to the start of the study using a baseline anatomy test. Following treatment with an online competitive anatomy tournament, student's term test grades and final course grades were analyzed. Both the second term test scores (F(2,64)?=?3.743, P?=?0.029) and overall course grades (F(2,64)?=?3.356, P?=?0.041) were found to be significantly different (P?Educ. © 2014 American Association of Anatomists. PMID:25319077

Van Nuland, Sonya E; Roach, Victoria A; Wilson, Timothy D; Belliveau, Daniel J

2014-10-15

372

Coaching to Quality: Increasing Quality in Early Care and Education Programmes through Community-University Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes efforts to increase the quality in early care and education through targeted coaching. A collaborative including several community agencies and a university developed a framework of support for early care and education providers, using coaching as its foundational basis, called Coaching to Quality (CTQ). This paper provides a…

Gilbert, Jaesook Lee; Harte, Helene Arbouet

2013-01-01

373

Standards and Quality in Higher Education. Higher Education Policy Series 37.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The papers in this book reflect current debates on academic standards and quality assurance, and speak from the perspective of institutional leaders and national quality bodies and higher education researchers. Included are reports on the progress of several international quality initiatives and studies on the impact of external quality assurance…

Brennan, John, Ed.; de Vries, Peter, Ed.; Williams, Ruth, Ed.

374

Beyond Accreditation: What Defines a Quality Funeral Service Education Program? An Investigation of the Relationship between Educational Correlates and Program Quality in Funeral Service Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to determine what defines a quality funeral service education program beyond accreditation. The study examined the opinions of funeral service education chairs (N = 45, representing 80% of the population) who are leaders of funeral service education programs accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.…

Fritch, John Bradley

2011-01-01

375

Performance Analysis of Science Education Undergraduates: A Case Study of Biology Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem of the study was to analyze the results of university biology education students as a case study against gender and performance and empirically determine the implications of the findings to countries, such as Nigeria, South Africa and the rest of the world. The study made use of all the 344 students in the levels from 100 to 400 of…

Ochonogor, Chukunoye Enunuwe

2011-01-01

376

The quality movement in higher education in the United States.  

PubMed

Continuous quality improvement (CQI), often implemented as part of an integrated management system called total quality management (TQM), has been institutionalized within many manufacturing, military and service organizations in the USA as a response to declining market share, low productivity and customer complaints about poor quality. Signs and symptoms suggest that higher education has similar problems which are systematic and relate to the quality ot higher education, financing, facilities, curriculum and graduates. In the 1990S, the quality movement has begun to spread to the field of education as a means of diagnosing and treating the problems widely recognized as residing in US educational institutions, especially in colleges and universities. Many business leaders and authors believe that 'quality is the most important strategic issue facing top management in the 1990s'. This belief arises partly due to the fact that managers are beginning to understand the relationship between healthy, high quality organizations and healthy profits. This article traces the recent US quality movement from its roots in manufacturing and the military, its adoption by service institutions, and its more recent application by higher education institutions. PMID:10159232

Buchanan, H S

1995-09-01

377

International Perspectives on Quality in Higher Education. EPI Monograph Series on Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph contains the invited papers of the major speakers at the Educational Policy Institutes Second Annual International Conference in Quality in Higher Education held at Exeter College, University of Oxford, England in the summer of 2001. The purpose of the conference was to discuss how quality is being defined, measured, and ensured in…

Janosik, Steven M., Ed.; Creamer, Don G., Ed.; Alexander, M. David, Ed.

378

Developing an Industry-Education Community: The United Auto Workers/General Motors Quality Educator Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the evolution of the Quality Educator Program (QEP), sponsored by the United Auto Workers at General Motors (GM), which employs teachers, school administrators, and college faculty each summer at GM assembly plants. Participation in QEP allows educators and those in industry to interact and demonstrates quality networks in practice. (SLD)

Jacobson, Stephen L.; Walline, James

1995-01-01

379

A Tale of Two "Qualitys": Reflections on the Quality Revolution in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reflects on what we have learned about how quality has been received in higher education. The complexity of quality policy in terms of implementation is noted, as is the importance of front-line academics as policy users. The "formal" and "situated" meanings of quality are considered and the importance of context is emphasised. It is…

Newton, Jethro

2010-01-01

380

Comparing alternative instruments to measure service quality in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the performance of five alternative measures of service quality in the high education sector – service quality (SERVQUAL), importance-weighted SERVQUAL, service performance (SERVPERF), importance-weighted SERVPERF, and higher education performance (HEdPERF). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data were collected by means of a structured questionnaire containing perception items enhanced from the SERVPERF and HEdPERF

Ana Brochado; Rui Cunha Marques

2009-01-01

381

Comparing alternative instruments to measure service quality in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this work is to examine the performance of five alternative measures of service quality in the high education sector – SERVQUAL (Service Quality), Importance-weighted SERVQUAL, SERVPERF (Service Performance), Importance-weighted SERVPERF and HedPERF (Higher Education Performance). We aim at determining which instrument has the superior measurement capability. Data were collected by means of a structured questionnaire containing perception

Ana Oliveira-Brochado; Rui Cunha Marques

2007-01-01

382

Equality, Quality and Quantity: The Elusive Triangle in Indian Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since independence in 1947, India's educational goals have included expansion, improved quality, and equal opportunity. The author analyzes India's successes and failures in reaching these goals in the context of its limited economic resources, the traditional educational values of its people, and its traditionally stratified social system. (SJL)

Naik, J. P.

1979-01-01

383

Knowing Your "Lemons": Quality Uncertainty in UK Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the UK and elsewhere, higher education is increasingly and controversially being construed, especially within political discourse, as a marketised commodity service to paying customers. Notions of quality, broadly construed, will be of central significance in the development of new markets in higher education in the UK and beyond. Drawing upon…

Cooper, Paul

2007-01-01

384

Formulating Independent School K-12 Quality Physical Education Program Guidelines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to formulate Tennessee independent school K-12 quality physical education program guidelines. A panel of 18 physical education representatives from Tennessee independent schools K-12 participated in a three-phase Delphi study and completed three opinionnaires via e-mail. In Phase One, Opinionnaire One solicited panel…

Currie, Stuart M.; Phillips, Michael B.; Jubenville, Colby B.

2012-01-01

385

Evaluating Quality in Educational Spaces: OECD/CELE Pilot Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CELE's International Pilot Project on Evaluating Quality in Educational Spaces aims to assist education authorities, schools and others to maximise the use of and investment in learning environments. This article provides an update on the pilot project, which is currently being implemented in Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and the United…

von Ahlefeld, Hannah

2009-01-01

386

Local School Expenditures and Educational Quality: A Correlation Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-four expenditure variables were correlated with achievement scores on the Iowa Test of Educational Development to find out how various types of expenditures were related to educational quality. The expenditure variables (instructional cost, operating cost less transportation, and total costs) were used as numerators in a fraction. The…

Stinson, Thomas F.; Krahmer, Edward F.

387

Quality Assessment Parameters for Student Support at Higher Education Institutions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research presented in this article aims to validate quality assessment parameters for student support at higher education institutions. Student support is discussed as the system of services provided by a higher education institution which helps to develop student-centred curriculum and fulfils students' emotional, academic, social needs, and…

Sajiene, Laima; Tamuliene, Rasa

2012-01-01

388

Quality of Arithmetic Education for Children with Cerebral Palsy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this exploratory study was to investigate the quality of arithmetic education for children with cerebral palsy. The use of individual educational plans, amount of arithmetic instruction time, arithmetic instructional grouping, and type of arithmetic teaching method were explored in three groups: children with cerebral palsy (CP) in…

Jenks, Kathleen M.; de Moor, Jan; van Lieshout, Ernest C. D. M.; Withagen, Floortje

2010-01-01

389

Adult Education. The Quality of Life. ASPBAE Courier No. 52.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of the "Courier" examines the quality of life as it can be improved by adult education, especially in the countries of Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. It also looks at the need for women's education. The following six articles are included: (1) "The Future of the Family" (Federico Mayor); (2) "Her Words on His Lips: Gender Popular…

ASPBAE Courier, 1991

1991-01-01

390

Breaking Higher Education's Iron Triangle: Access, Cost, and Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The requirements for a model that could allow higher education to expand rapidly in the developing world are that it be readily scalable (wide access), academically credible (high quality) and affordable (low cost). This could be achieved by building higher education networks around credible examination systems run by national or independent…

Daniel, John; Kanwar, Asha; Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka

2009-01-01

391

Global Pressures on Education Research: Quality, Utility, and Infrastructure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides an overview of issues likely to drive educational research globally over the next decade, and it examines the "Asia Pacific Education Review" ("APER")'s role in responding to these issues, shaping research agendas, and delivering high-quality research. We also look at the implications of these…

Herrington, Carolyn D.; Summers, Katherine P.

2014-01-01

392

Quality Special Education Programs: The Role of Transformational Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine whether or not a relationship existed between principals who demonstrate transformational leadership traits and six different quality practices in their special education program. Effective principals must know and understand special education laws, practices, and current issues, but evidence…

Clinton, Demi

2013-01-01

393

Whose Reality Counts? Local Educators as Researchers on the Quality of Primary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a methodology that local educators can use to conduct structured analytic research on the quality of primary education. The methodology has been developed by four twenty-person teams of local educators who carried out studies in rural regions of Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. In addition to describing the…

Heneveld, Ward

2007-01-01

394

A Critical Analysis of Assessment Quality in Genomics and Bioinformatics Education Research  

PubMed Central

The growing importance of genomics and bioinformatics methods and paradigms in biology has been accompanied by an explosion of new curricula and pedagogies. An important question to ask about these educational innovations is whether they are having a meaningful impact on students’ knowledge, attitudes, or skills. Although assessments are necessary tools for answering this question, their outputs are dependent on their quality. Our study 1) reviews the central importance of reliability and construct validity evidence in the development and evaluation of science assessments and 2) examines the extent to which published assessments in genomics and bioinformatics education (GBE) have been developed using such evidence. We identified 95 GBE articles (out of 226) that contained claims of knowledge increases, affective changes, or skill acquisition. We found that 1) the purpose of most of these studies was to assess summative learning gains associated with curricular change at the undergraduate level, and 2) a minority (<10%) of studies provided any reliability or validity evidence, and only one study out of the 95 sampled mentioned both validity and reliability. Our findings raise concerns about the quality of evidence derived from these instruments. We end with recommendations for improving assessment quality in GBE. PMID:24006400

Campbell, Chad E.; Nehm, Ross H.

2013-01-01

395

Continuous Quality Improvement and Health Educators: Capitalizing on Commonalities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality improvement is increasingly at the forefront of health care, creating a growing demand in clinical settings for health professionals adept at understanding and optimizing systems of health care delivery. Compared with clinicians, administrators, and health services researchers, health educators have to date played less of a role in quality improvement. However, as this article argues, the potential for health

Ashley Hammarth

2012-01-01

396

Managing University Business Educational Quality: ISO or AACSB?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into quality management for business education. The paper provides business schools and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) with information about two different quality standards and suggests how the AACSB accreditation process might be strengthened--thereby…

Dumond, Ellen J.; Johnson, Thomas W.

2013-01-01

397

Continuous Quality Improvement: Integrating Best Practice into Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to provide a framework for continuous, quality, low cost professional development opportunities at the university level to improve the quality of the instructional practices and/or curriculum used in the teacher education program. Design/methodology/approach: Background of the design, needs assessment and implementation of…

Edmonds, Carole

2007-01-01

398

Investigating Relationships among Quality Dimensions in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study aims to assess the relationships among quality dimensions in higher education (HE) and to determine the effect of each quality dimension on students' satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 270 final year students of an engineering faculty in an Indonesian state university.…

Ardi, Romadhani; Hidayatno, Akhmad; Zagloel, Teuku Yuri M.

2012-01-01

399

Enhancing the quality of online higher education through measurement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quality of online higher education is often subject to scepticism and criticism. Is the quality of teaching and learning in the virtual classroom the same as in the conventional classroom? That is the question often raised by the stakeholders of universities. The present literature review has found that there has been a great deal of research about technology implementation

Fang Zhao

2003-01-01

400

Quality Assurance in Post-Secondary Education: The Student Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: A major focus of the recent research into the quality of post-secondary education is the centrality of the student experience. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on studies addressing such a focus to shed light on how quality assurance (QA) practices can be improved. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews some…

Law, Dennis Chung Sea

2010-01-01

401

Parental Conceptions of Quality in Greek Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of the current study was to examine the assessments of parents of the quality of early childhood education (ECE) in Greece. Five hundred and fifty three preschoolers' parents participated in this study providing quality and importance ratings based on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Parent Questionnaire (ECERSPQ) for the…

Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Zachopoulou, Evridiki

2014-01-01

402

Teaching Affective Qualities in Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical educators at all levels have observed learners in a school-based physical education setting as well as physical activity or sport settings outside of organized school curricula demonstrating behaviors deemed inappropriate or inconsistent with professional standards. Because sport is such a public, social, and international phenomenon,…

Heidorn, Brent; Welch, Mindy M.

2010-01-01

403

The Importance of Quality Early Childhood Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood education can level the academic playing field for Latino children entering school by supporting what parents are doing at home to teach their children the skills necessary to succeed. Yet, only 20% of Latino children under the age of 5 are enrolled in preschool. Many Latinos don't understand why early childhood education is…

Rivera, Miquela

2008-01-01

404

Developing Quality Physical Education through Student Assessments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is committed to providing teachers with the support and guiding principles for implementing valid assessments. Its goal is for physical educators to utilize PE Metrics to measure student learning based on the national standards. The first PE Metrics text provides teachers with…

Fisette, Jennifer L.; Placek, Judith H.; Avery, Marybell; Dyson, Ben; Fox, Connie; Franck, Marian; Graber, Kim; Rink, Judith; Zhu, Weimo

2009-01-01

405

Certifying High-Quality CTE Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Association for Skilled and Technical Sciences (ASTS) serves as the professional organization for Trade and Industrial Education (T&I) teachers. As part of its mission, ASTS is committed to providing leadership, voice and support for its membership. Nearly one year ago, driven by its concern that federal or state education agencies should not…

Gaal, John; Wermes, Andrew

2011-01-01

406

The Changing Educational Quality of the Workforce.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 12 articles in this volume provide guides to issues concerning education and the economy and school to work and offer direction for future research. They are organized around three themes. Articles in the first section focus on long-standing questions associated with the economics of education: "Microeconomics of College Choice, Careers, and…

Zemsky, Robert, Ed.; Cappelli, Peter, Ed.

1998-01-01

407

Mars for Earthlings: An Analog Approach to Mars in Undergraduate Education  

PubMed Central

Abstract Mars for Earthlings (MFE) is a terrestrial Earth analog pedagogical approach to teaching undergraduate geology, planetary science, and astrobiology. MFE utilizes Earth analogs to teach Mars planetary concepts, with a foundational backbone in Earth science principles. The field of planetary science is rapidly changing with new technologies and higher-resolution data sets. Thus, it is increasingly important to understand geological concepts and processes for interpreting Mars data. MFE curriculum is topically driven to facilitate easy integration of content into new or existing courses. The Earth-Mars systems approach explores planetary origins, Mars missions, rocks and minerals, active driving forces/tectonics, surface sculpting processes, astrobiology, future explorations, and hot topics in an inquiry-driven environment. Curriculum leverages heavily upon multimedia resources, software programs such as Google Mars and JMARS, as well as NASA mission data such as THEMIS, HiRISE, CRISM, and rover images. Two years of MFE class evaluation data suggest that science literacy and general interest in Mars geology and astrobiology topics increased after participation in the MFE curriculum. Students also used newly developed skills to create a Mars mission team presentation. The MFE curriculum, learning modules, and resources are available online at http://serc.carleton.edu/marsforearthlings/index.html. Key Words: Mars—Geology—Planetary science—Astrobiology—NASA education. Astrobiology 14, 42–49. PMID:24359289

Kahmann-Robinson, Julia

2014-01-01

408

Live lecture versus video podcast in undergraduate medical education: A randomised controlled trial  

PubMed Central

Background Information technology is finding an increasing role in the training of medical students. We compared information recall and student experience and preference after live lectures and video podcasts in undergraduate medical education. Methods We performed a crossover randomised controlled trial. 100 students were randomised to live lecture or video podcast for one clinical topic. Live lectures were given by the same instructor as the narrator of the video podcasts. The video podcasts comprised Powerpoint™ slides narrated using the same script as the lecture. They were then switched to the other group for a second clinical topic. Knowledge was assessed using multiple choice questions and qualitative information was collected using a questionnaire. Results No significant difference was found on multiple choice questioning immediately after the session. The subjects enjoyed the convenience of the video podcast and the ability to stop, review and repeat it, but found it less engaging as a teaching method. They expressed a clear preference for the live lecture format. Conclusions We suggest that video podcasts are not ready to replace traditional teaching methods, but may have an important role in reinforcing learning and aiding revision. PMID:20932302

2010-01-01

409

Mathematical modelling of the electrostatic pendulum in school and undergraduate education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The electrostatic pendulum, also known as the electrostatic ping-pong, is an exciting experiment in school as well as in undergraduate education. We can easily demonstrate how the frequency of the electrostatic pendulum depends on the voltage across the capacitor. In this paper, we develop a simple mathematical model describing the dynamics of this experiment. In a step-wise manner, we introduce the external forces influencing the dynamics of the electrostatic pendulum. First, we take into account the electric force only. Then, we add air resistance and the non-elasticity of ball collisions with the capacitor plates. The model predictions show that the non-elastic collisions have greater effect on the pendulum dynamics than air resistance; in particular, this is true for higher frequencies of the pendulum. For lower frequencies, however, gravity is of crucial importance. The mathematical model is implemented in a graphic-oriented computer program, which gives the possibility of using this theoretical analysis also at the secondary school level.

Forjan, Matej; Marhl, Marko; Grubelnik, Vladimir

2014-01-01

410

Mapping the Arctic: Online Undergraduate Education Using Scientific Research in International Policy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ocean science education has the opportunity to span traditional academic disciplines and undergraduate curricula because of its interdisciplinary approach to address contemporary issues on a global scale. Here we report one such opportunity, which involves the development of a virtual oceanographic expedition to map the seafloor in the Arctic Ocean for use in the online Global Studies program at San Jose State University. The U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project provides an extensive online resource to follow the activities of the third joint U.S. and Canada expedition in the Arctic Ocean, the 2010 Extended Continental Shelf survey, involving the icebreakers USCGC Healy and CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. In the virtual expedition, students join the work of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Canadian Geological Survey by working through 21 linked web pages that combine text, audio, video, animations and graphics to first learn about the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Then, students gain insight into the complexity of science and policy interactions by relating the UNCLOS to issues in the Arctic Ocean, now increasingly accessible to exploration and development as a result of climate change. By participating on the virtual expedition, students learn the criteria contained in Article 76 of UNCLOS that are used to define the extended continental shelf and the scientific methods used to visualize the seafloor in three-dimensions. In addition to experiencing life at sea aboard a research vessel, at least virtually, students begin to interpret the meaning of seafloor features and the use of seafloor sediment samples to understand the application of ocean science to international issues, such as the implications of climate change, national sovereign rights as defined by the UNCLOS, and marine resources. The virtual expedition demonstrates that ocean science education can extend beyond traditional geoscience courses by taking advantage of emerging academic disciplines, contemporary global issues and new learning delivery systems.

Reed, D. L.; Edwards, B. D.; Gibbons, H.

2011-12-01

411

Undergraduate Research Institute Scholars Program Application  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Research Institute Scholars Program Application · Students must be a CLAHS see undergraduate research complementing your educational experiences? b. What topics are you participating in undergraduate research? b. Please provide a short description of your project. 3. Submit your

Virginia Tech

412

External Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Making Choices. Fundamentals of Educational Planning 85  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet aims to provide policy advice and support to decision-makers and managers in the area of quality assurance in higher education. In order to do so, the authors describe and discuss major issues that decision-makers in charge of quality assurance need to consider for the creation or development of an external quality assurance (EQA)…

Martin, Michaela; Stella, Antony

2007-01-01

413

A Study of Undergraduate Perceptions of the Status of the Teaching Profession in Determining Strategies for Dealing with Declining Enrollment in Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a pilot version of an instrument designed to probe perceptions of undergraduates in areas related to teaching as a profession and the desirability of teacher education programs, this study begins to develop a base upon which to formulate strategies for understanding and dealing with declining enrollment in teacher education programs. A…

Bliss, Leonard B.; Dodds, Jon H.

414

The Role of Faculty from the Scientific Disciplines in the Undergraduate Education of Future Science and Mathematics Teachers. Proceedings of the National Science Foundation Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Division of Undergraduate Education, is undertaking a major effort to significantly improve the mathematics and science education of prospective elementary and secondary school teachers. NSF had two major goals in organizing this workshop. The first goal was for the Foundation to learn from active…

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

415

Using principles of quality and safety education for nurses in school nurse continuing education.  

PubMed

School nurses require ongoing continuing education in a number of areas. The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) framework can be utilized in considering school nurses' roles and developing continuing education. Focusing on neurology continuing education, the QSEN framework is illustrated with the example of concussion management in athletes. QSEN strategies can stimulate change to the status quo and outline the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that need to be adapted. With their competencies and knowledge, professional school nurses can incorporate evidence-based practices in conjunction with input from health care providers and families to create high-quality care and positive outcomes for students. PMID:23674553

Rosenblum, Ruth K; Sprague-McRae, Julie

2014-04-01

416

Quality and Quality Assurance in Technical and Vocational Education and Training. Thematic Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In many countries in both the Mediterranean region and the European Union (EU), interest in the quality of, and improvements to, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems has increased progressively in recent years. The main reason underlying this interest is a growing awareness of the key role played by education and training…

Seyfried, Erwin

2008-01-01

417

Piloting an outcome-based programme evaluation tool in undergraduate medical education  

PubMed Central

Aims: Different approaches to performance-oriented allocation of resources according to teaching quality are currently being discussed within German medical schools. The implementation of these programmes is impeded by a lack of valid criteria to measure teaching quality. An assessment of teaching quality should include structural and procedural aspects but focus on learning outcome itself. The aim of this study was to implement a novel, outcome-based evaluation tool within the clinical phase of a medical curriculum and address differences between the novel tool and traditional evaluation methods. Methods: Student self-assessments before and after completion of a teaching module were used to compute performance gains for specific learning objectives. Mean performance gains in each module were compared to student expectations before the module and data derived from a traditional evaluation tool using overall course ratings at the end of the module. Results: A ranking of the 21 modules according to computed performance gains yielded entirely different results than module rankings based on overall course ratings. There was no significant correlation between performance gain and overall ratings. However, the latter were significantly correlated to student expectations before entering the module as well as structural and procedural parameters (Pearson’s r 0.7-0.9). Conclusion: Performance gain computed from comparative self-assessments adds an important new dimension to course evaluation in medical education. In contrast to overall course ratings, the novel tool is less heavily confounded by construct-irrelevant factors. Thus, it appears to be more appropriate than overall course ratings in determining teaching quality and developing algorithms to guide performance-oriented resource allocation in medical education. PMID:22737199

Raupach, Tobias; Schiekirka, Sarah; Münscher, Christian; Beißbarth, Tim; Himmel, Wolfgang; Burckhardt, Gerhard; Pukrop, Tobias

2012-01-01

418

Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education in Ghana: Quality Control and Assessment in Emerging Private Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High quality provision has been one of the key aims of the current reforms in higher educational institutions across the globe since the beginning of the century and the millennium. Consequently this has led to the increasing demand for quality assurance (QA). This report identifies those institutional processes and structures that support the…

Ntim, Stephen

2014-01-01

419

Relationships between undergraduates' argumentation skills, conceptual quality of problem solutions, and problem solving strategies in introductory physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study explored the effects of alternative forms of argumentation on undergraduates' physics solutions in introductory calculus-based physics. A two-phase concurrent mixed methods design was employed to investigate relationships between undergraduates' written argumentation abilities, conceptual quality of problem solutions, as well as approaches and strategies for solving argumentative physics problems across multiple physics topics. Participants were assigned via stratified sampling to one of three conditions (control, guided construct, or guided evaluate) based on gender and pre-test scores on a conceptual instrument. The guided construct and guided evaluate groups received tasks and prompts drawn from literature to facilitate argument construction or evaluation. Using a multiple case study design, with each condition serving as a case, interviews were conducted consisting of a think-aloud problem solving session paired with a semi-structured interview. The analysis of problem solving strategies was guided by the theoretical framework on epistemic games adapted by Tuminaro and Redish (2007). This study provides empirical evidence that integration of written argumentation into physics problems can potentially improve the conceptual quality of solutions, expand their repertoire of problem solving strategies and show promise for addressing the gender gap in physics. The study suggests further avenues for research in this area and implications for designing and implementing argumentation tasks in introductory college physics.

Rebello, Carina M.

420

A Comment on the Quality Principles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a blueprint for innovation and change in psychology undergraduate education to help psychology be recognized and strengthened as a science and a profession. It offers the characteristics that psychology programs should have in order to enhance the quality of undergraduate students, the faculty, and the curriculum. (GR)

McGovern, Thomas V.; Reich, Jill N.

1996-01-01

421

Quality Education for Inner-City Minorities through Education Vouchers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research would seem to indicate that black and other non-white students in private schools are at or near the national norm in every area, and far ahead of their peers in public school. There have been notable achievements in the education of black children by Catholic and other inner-city private schools. But since these schools exist in very…

Blum, Virgil C.

422

The Social Reconstructionist Approach to Teacher Education: A Necessary Component to Achieving Excellence and Quality Education for All  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving all aspects of the quality of education is dependent on preparing teachers to become critical citizens. The social reconstructionist approach to teacher education is essential to transforming an education system defined by inequity, issues of quality, and issues of access. How do pre-service teachers perceive the mission of quality

Mayne, Hope

2014-01-01

423

Pleasure and Pain: Teaching Neuroscientific Principles of Hedonism in a Large General Education Undergraduate Course  

PubMed Central

In a large (250 registrants) general education lecture course, neuroscience principles were taught by two professors as co-instructors, starting with simple brain anatomy, chemistry, and function, proceeding to basic brain circuits of pleasure and pain, and progressing with fellow expert professors covering relevant philosophical, artistic, marketing, and anthropological issues. With this as a base, the course wove between fields of high relevance to psychology and neuroscience, such as food addiction and preferences, drug seeking and craving, analgesic pain-inhibitory systems activated by opiates and stress, neuroeconomics, unconscious decision-making, empathy, and modern neuroscientific techniques (functional magnetic resonance imaging and event-related potentials) presented by the co-instructors and other Psychology professors. With no formal assigned textbook, all lectures were PowerPoint-based, containing links to supplemental public-domain material. PowerPoints were available on Blackboard several days before the lecture. All lectures were also video-recorded and posted that evening. The course had a Facebook page for after-class conversation and one of the co-instructors communicated directly with students on Twitter in real time during lecture to provide momentary clarification and comment. In addition to graduate student Teaching Assistants (TAs), to allow for small group discussion, ten undergraduate students who performed well in a previous class were selected to serve as discussion leaders. The Discussion Leaders met four times at strategic points over the semester with groups of 20–25 current students, and received one credit of Independent Study, thus creating a course within a course. The course grade was based on weighted scores from two multiple-choice exams and a five-page writing assignment in which each student reviewed three unique, but brief original peer-review research articles (one page each) combined with expository writing on the first and last pages. A draft of the first page, collected early in the term, was returned to each student by graduate TAs to provide individual feedback on scientific writing. Overall the course has run three times at ful or near enrollment capacity despite being held at an 8:00 AM time slot. Student-generated teaching evaluations place it well within the normal range, while this format importantly contributes to budget efficiency permitting the teaching of more required small-format courses (e.g., freshman writing). The demographics of the course have changed to one in which the vast majority of the students are now outside the disciplines of neuroscience or psychology and are taking the course to fulfill a General Education requirement. This pattern allows the wide dissemination of basic neuroscientific knowledge to a general college audience. PMID:24319388

Bodnar, Richard J.; Stellar, James R.; Kraft, Tamar T.; Loiacono, Ilyssa; Bajnath, Adesh; Rotella, Francis M.; Barrientos, Alicia; Aghanori, Golshan; Olsson, Kerstin; Coke, Tricia; Huang, Donald; Luger, Zeke; Mousavi, Seyed Ali Reza; Dindyal, Trisha; Naqvi, Naveen; Kim, Jung-Yo

2013-01-01

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Pleasure and pain: teaching neuroscientific principles of hedonism in a large general education undergraduate course.  

PubMed

In a large (250 registrants) general education lecture course, neuroscience principles were taught by two professors as co-instructors, starting with simple brain anatomy, chemistry, and function, proceeding to basic brain circuits of pleasure and pain, and progressing with fellow expert professors covering relevant philosophical, artistic, marketing, and anthropological issues. With this as a base, the course wove between fields of high relevance to psychology and neuroscience, such as food addiction and preferences, drug seeking and craving, analgesic pain-inhibitory systems activated by opiates and stress, neuroeconomics, unconscious decision-making, empathy, and modern neuroscientific techniques (functional magnetic resonance imaging and event-related potentials) presented by the co-instructors and other Psychology professors. With no formal assigned textbook, all lectures were PowerPoint-based, containing links to supplemental public-domain material. PowerPoints were available on Blackboard several days before the lecture. All lectures were also video-recorded and posted that evening. The course had a Facebook page for after-class conversation and one of the co-instructors communicated directly with students on Twitter in real time during lecture to provide momentary clarification and comment. In addition to graduate student Teaching Assistants (TAs), to allow for small group discussion, ten undergraduate students who performed well in a previous class were selected to serve as discussion leaders. The Discussion Leaders met four times at strategic points over the semester with groups of 20-25 current students, and received one credit of Independent Study, thus creating a course within a course. The course grade was based on weighted scores from two multiple-choice exams and a five-page writing assignment in which each student reviewed three unique, but brief original peer-review research articles (one page each) combined with expository writing on the first and last pages. A draft of the first page, collected early in the term, was returned to each student by graduate TAs to provide individual feedback on scientific writing. Overall the course has run three times at ful or near enrollment capacity despite being held at an 8:00 AM time slot. Student-generated teaching evaluations place it well within the normal range, while this format importantly contributes to budget efficiency permitting the teaching of more required small-format courses (e.g., freshman writing). The demographics of the course have changed to one in which the vast majority of the students are now outside the disciplines of neuroscience or psychology and are taking the course to fulfill a General Education requirement. This pattern allows the wide dissemination of basic neuroscientific knowledge to a general college audience. PMID:24319388

Bodnar, Richard J; Stellar, James R; Kraft, Tamar T; Loiacono, Ilyssa; Bajnath, Adesh; Rotella, Francis M; Barrientos, Alicia; Aghanori, Golshan; Olsson, Kerstin; Coke, Tricia; Huang, Donald; Luger, Zeke; Mousavi, Seyed Ali Reza; Dindyal, Trisha; Naqvi, Naveen; Kim, Jung-Yo

2013-01-01

425

Expanding Course Goals Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries: Physiology Education in an Undergraduate Course on Psychoactive Drugs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The topic of psychoactive drugs is one of inherent interest to college students. We used this insight to design and implement a multidisciplinary undergraduate course with psychoactive drugs as the central theme.

Joseph A. Near (Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Sciences); PhD Bruce J. Martin (Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Sciences Program)

2007-06-01

426

Price and Quality in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of 502 private, general baccalaureate institutions examined relationships between charges for tuition and traditional measures of institutional quality (such as selectivity, reputation, financial and physical resources, curricular diversity, student-faculty ratios, library holdings, and graduate school placements). The study also tested…

Gilmore, Jeffrey L.

427

Quality Enhancement and Educational Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a strong international interest in the enhancement of teaching quality. Enhancement is a big job because teaching is an extensive activity. It is a complex job because learning to teach is not, mainly, a formal process: non-formal, practice-based learning is more significant. These two points, extensiveness and practice-based learning,…

Knight, Peter

2006-01-01

428

Quality Circles in Education. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following an 11-month period of study, planning, and pilot testing, a project was undertaken at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to implement quality circles, i.e., small groups of employees doing similar work who voluntarily meet on a regular basis to set goals, identify and analyze problems, find solutions, and cooperate with management…

Moretz, H. Lynn

429

Assessing Educational Quality: Knowledge Production and the Role of Experts. ENQA Workshop Report 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a product of an European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) Workshop "Assessing educational quality: Knowledge production and the role of experts" hosted by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) in Oslo in February, 2008. The workshop gathered representatives from higher education

Aas, Gro Hanne; Askling, Berit; Dittrich, Karl; Froestad, Wenche; Haug, Peder; Lycke, Kirsten Hofgaard; Moitus, Sirpa; Pyykko, Riitta; Sorskar, Anne Karine

2009-01-01

430

Developing an Industry-Education Community: The United Auto Workers/General Motors Quality Educator Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we review the evolution of the Quality Educator Program (QEP), a program sponsored by the United Auto Workers (UAW)/General Motors (GM) that employs school teachers, administrators, and college and university faculty each summer in GM assembly plants. The QEP provides educators and those in industry the unique opportunity to interact…

Jacobson, Stephen; Walline, James

2010-01-01

431

Educational Quality and Egalitarian Educational Structures: A Multi-Nation Multi-Variate Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The degree of equality in the delivery of education is an important dimension of variation. Some nations believe that the provision of a highly stratified system enhances quality, at least for the minority who are able to gain entry to the elite academic stream. In contrast, other nations prefer a more egalitarian approach to education where all…

Cummings, William K.; Bain, Olga

2014-01-01

432

Vocational Education and Training in SMEs: The Role of "Education+Training" in Promoting Quality Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a personal perspective, of a contributor and Guest Editor, on the impact of "Education + Training" on promoting quality research and dissemination in the area of vocational education and training (VET) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It has been written specifically to commemorate the…

Matlay, Harry

2008-01-01

433

Educational Access Is Educational Quality: Indigenous Parents' Perceptions of Schooling in Rural Guatemala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the findings and implications of a qualitative study conducted in Guatemala, which focused on rural, indigenous parents' perceptions of their children's schooling and educational quality. For these parents, the simple fact that their children had improved access to school signifies a satisfactory educational

Ishihara-Brito, Reiko

2013-01-01

434

From Empiricism to Total Quality Management in Greek Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nowadays the education system in Greece moves towards democratization and decentralization. School unit is the cell and the base of the education system. Principal's role is highly demanding, multi-dimensional, and a critical determinant of school performance and effectiveness. The paper proposes an effective organizational plan of school units in Primary Education based on basic administration processes and Total Quality Management. Using theory of emotional intelligence and Blake-Mouton's grid it emphasizes the impact of Principal's leadership on democratizing the school unit, on creating a safe and secure environment and positive school climate and motivating teachers committee to participate in the decision making process.

Karavasilis, Ioannis; Samoladas, Ioannis; Nedos, Apostolos

435

Teaching Evaluation: A Critical Measure for Improving the Quality of Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the coming period, the main task for China's higher education system is to improve the quality of education, and the key to improving the quality of education is to improve the quality of teaching. Teaching evaluations are a critical measure for improving the quality of teaching. The work of evaluating teaching at institutions of higher…

Ji, Zhou

2009-01-01

436

Changes in Lithuanian Pre-School and Pre-Primary Education Quality over the Last Decade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the last decade, the changes in Lithuanian pre-school and pre-primary education have been predetermined by changes in paradigms of children's education and strategic education documents that provided for guidelines of high quality children's (self-)education, an increasing attention of society to the quality of children's education, training…

Monkeviciene, Ona; Stankeviciene, Kristina

2011-01-01

437

SYSTEM APPROACH TO THE QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educational services quality principles, defined in the International Standards ISO-9000 are gradually involved in educational systems. Their application in educational systems naturally requires sufficient amendments and modifications. It is associated both with multi-semantic standards terms' interpretation relating to the field of educational ser- vices and with educational activity results' quality assessment. First and foremost, there is a need to clarify

M. A. Volovik; S. A. Podlesny; Z. A. Vasilieva

438

Quality in Education and Training. Aspects of Educational and Training Technology. Volume XXVI.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 38 conference papers in this volume were chosen to exemplify different definitions of, and approaches to, quality, as they are applied in a wide range of educational and training contexts. The papers are: "Designing Organisations That Learn" (D. J. Dicks); "Quality Assurance in a European Context" (D. Alexander, J. Morgan); "'What's in It for…

Shaw, Malcolm, Ed.; Roper, Eric, Ed.

439

Science as a general education: Conceptual science should constitute the compulsory core of multi-disciplinary undergraduate degrees.  

PubMed

It is plausible to assume that in the future science will form the compulsory core element both of school curricula and multi-disciplinary undergraduate degrees. But for this to happen entails a shift in the emphasis and methods of science teaching, away from the traditional concern with educating specialists and professionals. Traditional science teaching was essentially vocational, designed to provide precise and comprehensive scientific knowledge for practical application. By contrast, future science teaching will be a general education, hence primarily conceptual. Its aim should be to provide an education in flexible rationality. Vocational science teaching was focused on a single-discipline undergraduate degree, but a general education in abstract systematic thinking is best inculcated by studying several scientific disciplines. In this sense, 'science' is understood as mathematics and the natural sciences, but also the abstract and systematic aspects of disciplines such as economics, linguistics, music theory, history, sociology, political science and management science. Such a wide variety of science options in a multi-disciplinary degree will increase the possibility of student motivation and aptitude. Specialist vocational science education will progressively be shifted to post-graduate level, in Masters and Doctoral programs. A multi-disciplinary and conceptually-based science core curriculum should provide an appropriate preparation for dealing with the demands of modern societies; their complex and rapidly changing social systems; and the need for individual social and professional mobility. Training in rational conceptual thinking also has potential benefits to human health and happiness, since it allows people to over-ride inappropriate instincts, integrate conflicting desires and pursue long-term goals. PMID:16368198

Charlton, Bruce G

2006-01-01

440

Innovations in integrative healthcare education: undergraduate holistic studies at San Francisco State University and the CAM in undergraduate medical education project in Canada.  

PubMed

Content on integrative healthcare and complementary and alternative medicine is being taught in hundreds of educational programs across the country. Nursing, medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic, and other programs are finding creative and innovative ways to include these approaches in new models of education and practice. This column spotlights such innovations in integrative healthcare and CAM education and presents readers with specific educational interventions they can adapt into new or ongoing educational efforts at their institution or programs. We invite readers to submit brief descriptions of efforts in their institutions that reflect the creativity, diversity, and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Please submit to Dr Sierpina at vssierpi@utmb.edu or Dr Kreitzer at kreit003@umn.edu. Submissions should be no more than 700 to 800 words. Please include any Web site or other resource that is relevant, as well as contact information. PMID:17362857

Sierpina, Victor S; Kreitzer, Mary Jo; Burke, Adam; Verhoef, Marja; Brundin-Mather, Rebecca

2007-01-01

441

Value for Money and Quality in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Value for money as one of the principles of quality assurance in education has often been perceived and significantly misconstrued as placing emphasis on financial efficiency. This mechanistic view of "value for money" in South Africa has been given impetus by what Melck (2001) calls managerial practices and what Cele and Menon (2006) call a…

Bhengu, Theo; Cele, Nhlanhla; Menon, Kirti

2006-01-01

442

An Assessment System for Teacher Education Program Quality Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe how one US Midwestern university implements quality principles, based on the value added premise in a teacher preparation program that yields accountability, teacher education standards attainment and ultimately improvement of teacher candidates and overall programs. Design/methodology/approach:…

Reusser, Janet; Butler, Loren; Symonds, Matthew; Vetter, Rheba; Wall, Timothy J.

2007-01-01

443

Constructing Quality. European University Adult and Continuing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Experiences from six European projects suggest that adult and continuing education (ACE) differs from mainstream university provision in several ways: (1) definition of university ACE; (2) different organization; (3) needs of internal and external clients; and (4) emphasis on project over course work. Quality considerations include motivation for…

Seppala, Kari; Davies, Pat

2001-01-01

444

Locating quality physical education in early years pedagogy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Government Ministers, health care professionals and sporting organisations throughout the UK are presently engaged in the promotion of extending the length of time each school child spends participating in quality physical education. Agendas may differ from a crackdown on obesity and sedentary lifestyles to basking in reflected glory of British champions on the podium at the 2012 Olympic Games in

Elizabeth Marsden; Carrie Weston

2007-01-01

445

Extended Music Education Enhances the Quality of School Life  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The claim of whether music education can create social benefits in the school environment was tested in 10 Finnish schools with an extended music curricular class and control classes. The quality of school life (QSL) was assessed by a representative sample ("N" = 735) of pupils at years 3 and 6 (9- and 12-years-olds). The results showed…

Eerola, Päivi-Sisko; Eerola, Tuomas

2014-01-01

446

The Effect of Political Stability on Public Education Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a preliminary analysis to evaluate the implications of political stability for educational quality, evident in the survival rate measure. Design/methodology/approach: Secondary analyses were conducted for data drawn from the Political Risk Service Report, the World Bank Report, the United Nations…

Nir, Adam E.; Kafle, Bhojraj Sharma

2013-01-01

447

Quality Assurance in Higher Education in 20 MENA Economies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The last decades have witnessed an increased concern in higher education over accountability, quality and productivity, and a struggle to meet increasingly complex challenges. This is more so in Middle East and North African (MENA) economies that witnessed a large expansion as a result of a high social demand and massification policies adopted by…

El Hassan, K.

2013-01-01

448

Higher Education Quality Assurance Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the development of intermediary, or buffer, bodies dealing with quality assurance in higher education in Central and Eastern Europe over the past 10 years. It relates these developments to the context of communist-era centralisation and control, and to more recent interventions by international aid agencies. The lessons that…

Temple, Paul; Billing, David

2003-01-01

449

The Renewal of Quality Assurance in UK Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It might not have been quite what he had in mind when he said it, but Aristotle was right: good quality assurance must be a habit embedded at every level within higher education, not an isolated occurrence. But even good habits can become mere routine, in danger of being emptied of their original purpose and meaning. Periodically, review and…

McClaran, Anthony

2010-01-01

450

Approaching Common Ground: Defining Quality in Online Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The notion of quality in regard to teaching and learning has always been highly debatable. Is it best measured by qualitative or quantitative measures? Summative or formative assessments? Comparative or independent studies? As someone deeply involved with online education for many years, the author continues to seek definitive answers. During her…

Mitchell, Regina L. Garza

2010-01-01

451

Total Quality Management in Higher Education: A Critical Assessment.  

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This study attempted a comprehensive, critical assessment of Total Quality Management (TQM) initiatives in higher education. A survey of 25 institutions (including community colleges, private four-year colleges and universities and public colleges) with experience with TQM was developed and used. The survey utilized , attitude scales designed to…

Seymour, Daniel; Collett, Casey

452

The Quality of Higher Education and Employability of Graduates  

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In this paper, employability is regarded as an aspect of quality of higher education, or more precisely, the benefit and usefulness of the study programme for career and work tasks. The analyses are based on a comparative survey among graduates in 13 countries, five to six years after graduation. The information about employability, or the…

Storen, Liv Anne; Aamodt, Per Olaf

2010-01-01

453

Continuous Quality Improvement: Making the Transition to Education.  

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This book is a collection of case studies by 27 educational and industrial leaders describing the implementation of specific Total Quality Management techniques which have demonstrated their value. Essays and their authors are as follows: "Process Improvements Using Team Environments" (Scot M. Faulkner); "Team Effectiveness" (Robert S. Winter);…

Hubbard, Dean L., Ed.

454

Accelerated Schools for Quality Education: A Hong Kong Perspective  

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This article addresses the application of the Accelerated Schools Project (ASP) model in Hong Kong, as well as specific aspects of implementation in two schools. One lesson from the localized project, the Accelerated Schools for Quality Education (ASPQE), is that change is slow. This suggests that time should be given for both cultural change and…

Chi-kin Lee, John; Levin, Henry; Soler, Pilar

2005-01-01

455

Honoring the Trust: Quality and Cost Containment in Higher Education.  

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This book asserts that improvements in quality and cost containment are required not only for the well-being of individual institutions of higher education, but also to honor the trust placed in academe by society. The book outlines a practical program for improvement. The chapters of part 1, "The Case for Change," are: (1) "The Erosion of Trust";…

Massy, William F.

456

Going from lectures to expeditions: Creating a virtual voyage in undergraduate ocean science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The WWW provides for new collaborations in distributed learning in higher education. The lead author has developed a highly successful online course at the undergraduate level with an enrollment of more than 300 non-science majors each year, We are currently initiating a new focus for the course by emphasizing sea-going research, primarily in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, through the development of a virtual oceanographic voyage over the WWW. The "virtual voyage" courseware combines elements of experiential learning with anytime, anywhere access of the WWW to stimulate inquiry-based learning in the ocean sciences. The first leg of the voyage is currently being synthesized from contemporary ocean research sponsored by a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, including NSF, NOAA, and the USGS. The initial portion of this effort involves transforming portions of USGS Circular 1198, Beyond the Golden Gate -- Oceanography, Geology, Biology, and Environmental Issues in the Gulf of the Farallones, into an interactive expedition by which students participate as scientists aboard a research vessel departing from San Francisco. Virtual experiments on the voyage are patterned after research cruises over the past decade in two national marine sanctuaries and include the technologies of data acquisition and data analysis, as well as providing insight into the methodologies of working marine scientists. Real-time data for monitoring the marine environment are embedded into several modules; for example, students will analyze data from offshore buoys and satellite imagery to assess ocean conditions prior to departing from port. Multibeam sonar is used to create seafloor maps near the Golden Gate Bridge and sediment cores provide evidence of sea-level change in the region. Environmental studies in the region include locating canisters of low-level radioactive waste and assessing potential sites for the disposal for dredged materials from the San Francisco Bay. Upon completion of these studies, the voyage turns northward to examine the seismic potential of the Cascadia subduction zone and hydrothermal vent communities on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Although the project takes advantage of the natural interest of students in California through a geographic focus, it may also serve as a template for creating similar learning environments based elsewhere in the world.

Reed, D.; Garfield, N.; Locke, J.; Anglin, J.; Karl, H.; Edwards, B.

2003-04-01

457

How can we improve problem-solving in undergraduate biology? Applying lessons from 30 years of physics education research  

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Modern biological problems are complex. If students are to successfully grapple with such problems as scientists and citizens, they need to have practiced solving authentic, complex problems during their undergraduate years. Physics education researchers have investigated student problem-solving for the last three decades. Although the surface features and content of biology problems differ from physics problems, teachers of both sciences want students to learn to explain patterns and processes in the natural world and to make predictions about system behaviors. After surveying literature on problem-solving in physics and biology, we propose how biology education researchers could apply research-supported pedagogical techniques from physics to enhance biology students' problem-solving. First, we characterize the problems that biology students are typically asked to solve. We then describe the development of research-validated physics problem-solving curricula. Finally, we propose how biology scholars can appl...

Hoskinson, Anne-Marie; Knight, Jennifer K

2012-01-01

458

Do empathy, perspective-taking, sense of power and personality differ across undergraduate education and are they inter-related?  

PubMed

Empathy is desirable in all health care professionals in their interactions with patients and each other. Empathy in its cognitive (perspective-taking) and affective forms has been well-studied in the literature and in fact, is shown in most studies to decline during undergraduate and graduate medical education. Empathy has also been shown to be inversely proportional to one's sense of power (SOP) in the business literature. In addition, the relationship of empathy to personality traits has not been examined. This cross-sectional study of four cohorts of undergraduate medical students at a private mid-Atlantic medical school compares the empathy of first, second, third and fourth year medical students to see if there is a decline across the medical school experience. It also examines the relationship among empathy, SOP and personality type across the 4 years of medical school. Unlike in many previous studies, we found no decline in student empathy. We found no significant relationship between SOP and empathy. Finally, there were no significant differences in power perception and personality measures across all educational years surveyed. PMID:24677070

Toto, Regina L; Man, Lillian; Blatt, Benjamin; Simmens, Samuel J; Greenberg, Larrie

2015-03-01

459

Making a Difference in Science Education: The Impact of Undergraduate Research Programs  

PubMed Central

To increase the numbers of underrepresented racial minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), federal and private agencies have allocated significant funding to undergraduate research programs, which have been shown to students’ intentions of enrolling in graduate or professional school. Analyzing a longitudinal sample of 4,152 aspiring STEM majors who completed the 2004 Freshman Survey and 2008 College Senior Survey, this study utilizes multinomial hierarchical generalized linear modeling (HGLM) and propensity score matching techniques to examine how participation in undergraduate research affects STEM students’ intentions to enroll in STEM and non-STEM graduate and professional programs. Findings indicate that participation in an undergraduate research program significantly improved students’ probability of indicating plans to enroll in a STEM graduate program. PMID:25190821

Eagan, M. Kevin; Hurtado, Sylvia; Chang, Mitchell J.; Garcia, Gina A.; Herrera, Felisha A.; Garibay, Juan C.

2014-01-01

460

Intercollegiate Athletics and Student College Choice: Understanding the Impact of Championship Seasons on the Quantity and Quality of Undergraduate Applicants. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.  

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The effect that winning a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 national championship in football or men's basketball may have upon the quantity and quality of undergraduate admissions applications received by institutions was examined. Between 1979 and 1992, 11 institutions won the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with two…

Toma, J. Douglas; Cross, Michael

461

The Renewal of Quality Assurance in Australian Higher Education: The Challenge of Balancing Academic Rigour, Equity and Quality Outcomes  

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The renewal of quality in Australian higher education comes at a time of significant change in the external policy framework. Such changes are timely due to the growth of higher education and the emergence of the quality and equity agenda in the context of ongoing decline in public funding. The article provides an overview of current quality

Shah, Mahsood; Lewis, Ione; Fitzgerald, Robert

2011-01-01

462

Using the Geoscience Literacy Frameworks and Educational Technologies to Promote Science Literacy in Non-science Major Undergraduates  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years several geoscience communities have been developing ocean, climate, atmosphere and earth science literacy frameworks as enhancements to the National Science Education Standards content standards. Like the older content standards these new geoscience literacy frameworks have focused on K-12 education although they are also intended for informal education and general public audiences. These geoscience literacy frameworks potentially provide a more integrated and less abstract approach to science literacy that may be more suitable for non-science major students that are not pursuing careers in science research or education. They provide a natural link to contemporary environmental issues - e.g., climate change, resource depletion, species and habitat loss, natural hazards, pollution, development of renewable energy, material recycling. The College of Exploration is an education research non-profit that has provided process and technical support for the development of most of these geoscience literacy frameworks. It has a unique perspective on their development. In the last ten years it has also gained considerable national and international expertise in facilitating web-based workshops that support in-depth conversations among educators and working scientists/researchers on important science topics. These workshops have been of enormous value to educators working in K-12, 4-year institutions and community colleges. How can these geoscience literacy frameworks promote more collaborative inquiry-based learning that enhances the appreciation of scientific thinking by non-majors? How can web- and mobile-based education technologies transform the undergraduate non-major survey course into a place where learners begin their passion for science literacy rather than end it? How do we assess science literacy in students and citizens?

Carley, S.; Tuddenham, P.; Bishop, K. O.

2008-12-01

463

Health-promoting lifestyle and quality of life among undergraduate students at school of health, Isfahan university of medical sciences  

PubMed Central

Background: Health promoting lifestyle (HPL) focuses on life promotion through lifestyle which consists of six aspects of “physical activity”, “nutrition”, “health responsibility”, “spiritual growth”, “interpersonal relations” and “stress management”. This lifestyle promotes health and welfare and induces satisfaction, self-persuasion and self-improvement. Considering the importance of the way a new behavior affects “life quality” as a motivational factor for starting and continuing that behavior, this study aimed to determine the relationship between health-promoting lifestyle and its aspects. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on undergraduate students at School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, using a census method. Health promoting lifestyle was measured by Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile two and life quality was assessed by the Persian version of QLQ-C30 questionnaire. Data analysis was conducted using descriptive and inferential statistical tests in SPSS. Results: Mean age of the participants was 21.12 years old. From among six aspects of health promoting behaviors, spiritual growth and responsibility with the means of 22.01 ± 2.224 and 20 ± 2.31 had the highest and physical activity with the mean of 17.58 ± 2.9 had the lowest scores, respectively. General life quality of 40.7% students was good and only 19.8% of them had an average global life quality. The highest and lowest frequencies of health-related life quality belonged to very good (58.6%) and excellent (9%) health, respectively. Except for stress management (P = 0.05) and gender of the students, there were no significant relationships between other HPL aspects and gender. There was no statistically significant relationship between global life quality of students and nutrition, physical activity, self-health responsibility and stress management while there was a significant relationship between global life quality and spiritual growth of the students. Health-related life quality and stress management were significantly related to each other; however, no statistically significant relationship was observed between health-related life quality and nutrition, physical activity, interpersonal relations and spiritual growth. Conclusion: There is a significant relationship between adopting health promoting lifestyle and aspects of spiritual growth and stress management on the one hand and general quality of life on the other, at least among students. PMID:24083261

Tol, Azar; Tavassoli, Elaheh; Shariferad, Gholam Reza; Shojaeezadeh, Davoud

2013-01-01

464

PBL in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Canadian Residents  

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Background and Objectives: At McMaster University, the birthplace of problem-based learning (PBL), administrators and curriculum planners have begun the process of renewing the undergraduate MD curriculum. One step has been to conduct an environmental scan that includes input from medical residents. Methods: Individual interviews with 17 medical…

Lohfeld, Lynne; Neville, Alan; Norman, Geoffrey

2005-01-01

465

Development and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Undergraduate General Education Foreign Language Requirement  

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This article describes a faculty-led, multiyear process of formulating learning objectives and assessing the effectiveness of a foreign language requirement for all College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates at a research university. Three interrelated research questions were addressed: (1) What were the levels and patterns of language courses…

Thompson, Robert J., Jr.; Walther, Ingeborg; Tufts, Clare; Lee, Kunshan Carolyn; Paredes, Liliana; Fellin, Luciana; Andrews, Edna; Serra, Matt; Hill, Jennifer L.; Tate, Eleanor B.; Schlosberg, Laura

2014-01-01

466

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

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

Powell, Joan, Ed.

467

Reflections on the Use of Autovideography in an Undergraduate Education Context  

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In a recent study of undergraduates' use of information and communication technologies to support their academic work, we asked students to make video recordings of their personal study sessions. Our motivation was to capture their study practice as it occurred rather than relying solely on self-reports of their perceived or remembered practice.…

Butson, Russell; Thomson, Carla

2011-01-01

468

What Faculty Think–Exploring the Barriers to Information Literacy Development in Undergraduate Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports findings from a recent Irish-based study into faculty–librarian collaboration for information literacy (IL) development. Qualitative analysis of comments made by Sociology and Civil Engineering academics shows how entrenched beliefs and perceptions may adversely affect the potential for collaboration, and prevent the inclusion of information literacy in undergraduate curricula.

Claire McGuinness

2006-01-01

469

Participation in Research Program: A Novel Course in Undergraduate Education of Life Science  

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A novel course, "Participation in Research Program (PRP)" in life sciences is open for 1st to 3rd year undergraduates. PRP introduces the principles of a variety of biological methods and techniques and also offers an opportunity to explore some specific knowledge in more detail prior to thesis research. In addition, the PRP introduces some…

Zhou, Xuanwei; Lin, Juan; Yin, Yizhou; Sun, Xiaofen; Tang, Kexuan

2007-01-01

470

Project-Based Learning in Education through an Undergraduate Lab Exercise  

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Three undergraduate students functioned as teaching assistants in unit ops lab for their senior project, which included developing a purchased size exclusion chromatography experiment, supervising the running of this experiment, and assisting the junior students with their calculations. They also read the reports, graded them, and commented on…

Joye, Donald D.; Hoffman, Adam; Christie, Jacqueline; Brown, Mayo; Niemczyk, Jennifer

2011-01-01

471

Expanding Course Goals beyond Disciplinary Boundaries: Physiology Education in an Undergraduate Course on Psychoactive Drugs  

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The topic of psychoactive drugs is one of inherent interest to college students. We used this insight to design and implement a multidisciplinary undergraduate course with psychoactive drugs as the central theme. The Medical Science of Psychoactive Drugs examines the biological mechanisms underlying all major effects of psychoactive drugs,…

Near, Joseph A.; Martin, Bruce J.

2007-01-01

472

Research and Teaching: Blooming, SOLO Taxonomy, and Phenomenography as Assessment Strategies in Undergraduate Science Education  

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Three alternative approaches to assessment of exam responses were applied in an undergraduate biochemistry course. First, phenomenography was used to categorize written exam responses into an inclusive hierarchy. Second, responses to the same question were similarly categorized according to the Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO)…

Newton, Genevieve; Martin, Elizabeth

2013-01-01

473

Content-Intensive Courses in an Undergraduate Science Education Minor and Impacts on Participating Students  

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The California Teach Program at the University of California, San Diego, recruits and prepares undergraduates interested in teaching science and mathematics. One of the products of the program is a set of courses taught by faculty in science disciplines that integrate subject matter with theories of learning and instruction, with the goal of…

Czworkowski, John; Seethaler, Sherry

2013-01-01

474

Facebook and Issues of Professionalism in Undergraduate Nursing Education: Risky Business or Risk Worth Taking?  

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The purpose of this exploratory investigation was to share the strengths, challenges, and tensions of using Facebook in an undergraduate nursing program. The observations presented have emerged from information shared by study participants and the professional insights of the three researcher-authors who represent perspectives from nursing,…

Killam, Laura Anne; Carter, Lorraine; Graham, Rob

2013-01-01

475

Exploring Science and Engineering through Mentoring and Research: Enriching Undergraduate Education for Women.  

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Focuses on gender gaps in the science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines. Describes both the Douglas Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering, and Project SUPER (Science for Undergraduates: A Program for Excellence in Research) which was developed for women students. Presents a list of additional resources including web…

Mappen, Ellen F.

2000-01-01

476

Developing undergraduate research skills in a faculty of education: motivation through collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores motivational factors underpinning undergraduates’ learning of research skills through individual research projects with collaborative tutorials. Research has long pointed to group support, positive affect and scaffolding as important for motivating and facilitating learning. Furthermore, UK government priorities have placed an increasing emphasis on the need to develop the key skills of inquiry and working with others. However,

Sue Waite; Bernie Davis

2006-01-01

477

On the Edge of Mathematics and Biology Integration: Improving Quantitative Skills in Undergraduate Biology Education  

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In this paper, the authors describe how two institutions are helping their undergraduate biology students build quantitative competencies. Incorporation of quantitative skills and reasoning in biology are framed through a discussion of two cases that both concern introductory biology courses, but differ in the complexity of the mathematics and the…

Feser, Jason; Vasaly, Helen; Herrera, Jose

2013-01-01

478

The academic opportunity gap: how racism and stereotypes disrupt the education of African American undergraduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using Critical Race Theory as a framework, this article reveals how racism and stereotypes obstruct the academic success of black students. Through the use of focus groups, African American undergraduates from a large California State University campus, share the ways in which campus racism impacts their achievement potential as well as their behavior and emotional well-being. The results of the

Robin Nicole Johnson-Ahorlu

2012-01-01

479

The Sattvic Curriculum: A Three- Level, Non-Western, Superstructure for Undergraduate Education  

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Critical of approaches that treat internationalization as the addition of multicultural elements to a Western curriculum, the author makes an even more radical proposal. Specifically, he explores the possibility of internationalizing the undergraduate curriculum by organizing it around a non-Western framework rooted in Indian philosophy, thereby…

Haigh, Martin

2009-01-01

480

Searching for a Prominent Role of Research in Undergraduate Education: Project Interface.  

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A University of South Carolina program provides marine science students with learning opportunities that merge research and undergraduate study. In three semesters, students mastered complex scientific concepts and important professional skills such as critical and independent thinking, teamwork, and problem solving. Student/faculty and…

Eddins, Stefka G. Nikolova; Williams, Douglas F.; Bushek, Dave; Porter, Dwayne; Kineke, Gail

1997-01-01

481

What Does a Physics Undergraduate Education Give You? A Perspective from Australian Physics  

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In a study to assess how effectively undergraduate physics studies have prepared students for the workplace, we attempted to locate and interview traditional 3-year or 4-year physics students who had graduated in the past five years (2000 to 2004), and the employers of these graduates. The study was limited to recent graduates who have majored in…

Sharma, Manjula; Pollard, Judith; Mendez, Alberto; Mills, David; O'Byrne, John; Scott, Dale; Hagon, Sue; Gribble, Joan; Kirkup, Les; Livett, Michelle; Low, David; Merchant, Alex; Rayner, Anton; Swan, Geoff; Zadnik, Marjan; Zealey, Willam

2008-01-01

482

A Framework for Research and Curriculum Development in Undergraduate Mathematics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past several years, a community of researchers has been using and refining aparticular framework for research and curriculum development in undergraduate mathematicseducation. The purpose of this paper is to share the results of this work with the mathematicseducation community at large by describing the current version of the framework and givingsome examples of its application.Our framework utilizes qualitative

Mark Asiala; Anne Brown; David J. Devries; Ed Dubinsky

1996-01-01

483

Cooperative Learning, Jigsaw Strategies, and Reflections of Graduate and Undergraduate Education Students  

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Classes of undergraduate and graduate students assigned to three professors were used to experience cooperative learning, jigsaw strategies, and to reflect on the process that occurred over a semester. The work is based upon theories of social interdependence, cognitive development, and behavioral learning. Pre- and post surveys were completed by…

Morgan, Bobbette M.; Rodriguez, Alma D.; Rosenberg, Graciela P.

2008-01-01

484

Making a Difference in Science Education: The Impact of Undergraduate Research Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To increase the numbers of underrepresented racial minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), federal and private agencies have allocated significant funding to undergraduate research programs, which have been shown to increase students' intentions of enrolling in graduate or professional school. Analyzing…

Eagan, M. Kevin, Jr.; Hurtado, Sylvia; Chang, Mitchell J.; Garcia, Gina A.; Herrera, Felisha A.; Garibay, Juan C.

2013-01-01

485

77 FR 59931 - Single Source Program Expansion Supplement Award to Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Expansion Supplement Award to Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention...Academic Credit for Nursing Education Programs, and undertake a dissemination...program at TAMUCC-CONHS, an online nursing education program offered to...

2012-10-01

486

Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education. Leadership for Learning Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education" addresses the interconnected issues of quality and accountability in the education system and provides a coherent framework within which these issues can be analysed. The authors outline the significance of promoting quality in all educational establishments and go on to discuss "why"…

Brundrett, Mark; Rhodes, Christopher

2010-01-01

487

Regulatory Intermediation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education: The Case of the Auditors  

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The paper takes the external quality assurance of English universities and colleges as an example of regulation in higher education as undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Regulatory scholarship generally has been largely disinterested in higher education and the paper applies a "regulatory lens" to higher education quality assurance.…

King, Roger; Griffiths, Paul; Williams, Ruth

2007-01-01

488

Leadership and Quality Management: An Analysis of Three Key Features of the Greek Education System  

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Purpose: This paper aims to investigate whether educational leadership in Greece implements the values of total quality management and contributes to the improvement of the educational process, and to offer proposals for a framework of total quality management that would contribute to an improvement in the overall quality of the education process.…

Saiti, Anna

2012-01-01

489

A Review of Paradigms for Evaluating the Quality of Online Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the demands for public accountability increase for higher education, institutions must demonstrate quality within programs and processes, including those provided through online education. While quality may be elusive to specifically quantify, there have been several recommendations for identifying and defining quality online education that…

Shelton, Kaye

2011-01-01

490

Quality Assurance in Asian Distance Education: Diverse Approaches and Common Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the phenomenal expansion of distance education in Asia during the past three decades, there has been growing public demand for quality and accountability in distance education. This study investigates the national quality assurance systems for distance education at the higher education level in Asia with the aim of contributing to a better…

Jung, Insung; Wong, Tat Meng; Li, Chen; Baigaltugs, Sanjaa; Belawati, Tian

2011-01-01

491

Global Influences on National Definitions of Quality Education: Examples from Spain and Italy  

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There is increasing attention worldwide to advancing quality education. Beyond a rhetorical aim, many international organizations and national education systems have articulated a commitment to promoting measures of quality education through the development of educational indicators. This article broadly explores the global influences on national…

Engel, Laura C.; Rutkowski, David

2014-01-01

492

Revisiting Educational Equity and Quality in China through Confucianism, Policy, Research, and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The promotion of educational equity and improvement of educational quality in China are contextualised in tenets of Confucianism and policy directives, inspiring educational research and practice. In this paper, we first explore the historical and cultural roots of educational equity and quality through Confucianism and elaborate on the current…

Mu, Guanglun Michael; Zheng, Xinrong; Jia, Ning; Li, Xiaohua; Wang, Shaoyi; Chen, Yanchuan; He, Ying; May, Lyn; Carter, Merilyn; Dooley, Karen; Berwick, Adon; Sobyra, Angela; Diezmann, Carmel

2013-01-01

493

Teachers' Education, Classroom Quality, and Young Children's Academic Skills: Results from Seven Studies of Preschool Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to provide high-quality preschool education, policymakers are increasingly requiring public preschool teachers to have at least a Bachelor's degree, preferably in early childhood education. Seven major studies of early care and education were used to predict classroom quality and children's academic outcomes from the educational

Early, Diane M.; Maxwell, Kelly L.; Burchinal, Margaret; Alva, Soumya; Bender, Randall H.; Bryant, Donna; Cai, Karen; Clifford, Richard M.; Ebanks, Caroline; Griffin, James A.; Henry, Gary T.; Howes, Carollee; Iriondo-Perez, Jeniffer; Jeon, Hyun-Joo; Mashburn, Andrew J.; Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Pianta, Robert C.; Vandergrift, Nathan; Zill, Nicholas

2007-01-01

494

Acceptance of Online Degrees by Undergraduate Mexican Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quality and acceptance of online degree programs are still controversial issues. In Mexico, where access to technology is limited, there are few studies on the matter. Undergraduate students (n = 104) answered a survey that aimed to evaluate their knowledge of virtual education, their likelihood of enrollment in an online degree program, and…

Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia; Adams, Jonathan

2014-01-01

495

Faculty Perceptions of the National Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Evaluation at Regular Higher Education Institutions from 2003 to 2008 in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored how faculty members at regular higher education institutions in China perceived the National Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Evaluation (NUTLE). Specifically, this study examined how the NUTLE influenced faculty teaching and research and how the NUTLE influenced student learning outcomes. Primarily descriptive and…

An, Jumei

2012-01-01

496

Williams College Investment Report 2009 Williams College offers an undergraduate education second to none, made possible in part by its deep financial resources.  

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PAGE 1 Williams College Investment Report 2009 Williams College offers an undergraduate education, and the Williams College Investment Office. In addition to presenting fiscal year 2009 returns and historical data--is the mission of the Investment Committee of the College's Board of Trustees, its Investment Advisory Committees

Aalberts, Daniel P.

497

Reformulation of Engineering Education at Undergraduate Level in the Faculdad de Ingenieria y Ciencias Hidricas Universidad Nacional del Litoral--Water Resources and Engineering Degrees.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explains the educational changes in the Water Resources Engineering program offered by the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Santa Fe, Argentina, for the last 20 years at the undergraduate level. The need for modernizing the engineering teaching program occurred due to changes in the social system in which the concepts of development…

Theiler, Julio; Isla, Miguel; Arrillaga, Hugo; Ceirano, Eduardo; Lozeco, Cristobal

498

A longitudinal study to ascertain the factors that impact on the confidence of undergraduate physical education student teachers to teach dance in Scottish schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on the complex construct of student teacher confidence and the usefulness of practicum and the ITE course in preparing students to teach dance in their pre-probationary years. A longitudinal study tracked 85 students (f = 46, m = 39) for four years during their undergraduate degree programme in physical education (PE). Students completed questionnaires annually to ascertain

Justine MacLean

2007-01-01

499

Military Service Members and Veterans: A Profile of Those Enrolled in Undergraduate and Graduate Education in 2007-08. Stats in Brief. NCES 2011-163  

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This Statistics in Brief uses nationally representative data to determine the representation of military students in undergraduate and graduate education and to examine how their demographic and enrollment characteristics compare with their nonmilitary peers. The brief draws upon two nationally representative studies of postsecondary students, the…

Radford, Alexandria Walton

2011-01-01

500

Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education: Where Do We Strand? OECD Education Working Papers, No. 70  

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The "Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education" were developed and adopted to support and encourage international cooperation and enhance the understanding of the importance of quality provision in cross-border higher education. The purposes of the "Guidelines" are to protect students and other stakeholders from low-quality

Vincent-Lancrin, Stephan; Pfotenhauer, Sebastian

2012-01-01