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  1. The Top 100 Bachelor's Degrees Conferred

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    Borden, Victor M. H.

    2011-01-01

    This article presents this year's Top 100 institutions that conferred the most bachelor's degrees to students of color in academic year 2009-2010. It shows the total number of bachelor's degrees for a specific minority group or for total minorities, with subtotals for women and men in that ethnic group. The author also includes the prior year…

  2. The Top 100: Bachelor's Degrees Conferred

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    Borden, Victor M. H.

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the Top 100 institutions that conferred the most bachelor's degrees to students of color in academic year 2010-2011. The data for this analysis are collected from all U.S. postsecondary institutions through the completions survey of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) maintained by the National Center…

  3. The Top 100 Bachelor's Degree Conferred

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    Borden, Victor M. H.

    2010-01-01

    Each year in the Top 100 series, researchers highlight the institutions that confer the most degrees to students of color. In this edition, they focus on the most prevalent degree conferred: the bachelor's degree. Among the types of colleges and universities that they examine--those that have Title IV status (recognized by the U.S. Department of…

  4. UW-Stout's Bachelor's in Industrial Management

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    Dittmann, Wendy

    2008-01-01

    The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management (BSIM) was designed for technical college graduates with work experience because the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) recognized a need among adult students with technical college degrees. The program was developed to provide these students with an opportunity to earn baccalaureate degrees…

  5. Bachelors of Photonics in Ontario, Canada

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    Nantel, Marc; Beda, Johann; Jessop, Paul; Song, Shaowen

    2004-03-01

    Until recently, the only photonics education programs in Ontario were at the province's universities' graduate schools. After the introduction in 2001 of community college programs at the Photonics Technician/Technologist levels, the need to cover the educational space at the undergraduate level was addressed. In the last year, three very different new undergraduate degrees in photonics have started to develop in Ontario. These programs are presented in this paper. The Honours B.Sc. in Photonics at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo) will develop a strong understanding of the theory and application of photonics, with practical hands-on exposure to optics, fibre optics, and lasers. This program benefits from the particularity that the department offering it combines both Physics and Computer Science. At McMaster University, the Engineering Physics program will provide students with a broad background in basic Engineering, Mathematics, Electronics, and Semiconductors, as well as an opportunity to pursue Photonics in greater depth and to have that fact recognized in the program designation. The Niagara and Algonquin college Bachelor of Applied Technology in Photonics program is co-op and joint between the two institutions. Emphasis is placed on the applied aspect of the field, with the more hands-on experimental learning taking precedence in the first years and the more advanced theoretical subjects following in the latter years.

  6. 4. VIEW OF FAMILY HOUSING,, BUILDINGS 600608, WITH BACHELOR AIRMEN ...

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    4. VIEW OF FAMILY HOUSING,, BUILDINGS 600-608, WITH BACHELOR AIRMEN QUARTERS ABOVE, LOOKING NORTH. - Mill Valley Air Force Station, Military Family Housing, East Ridgecrest Boulevard, Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA

  7. Physics Careers: To the Bachelor's Degree and Beyond

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    Bailey, Crystal

    2012-03-01

    In our current era, society needs an increased representation of physicists in the workforce to help solve the growing number of societal and environment problems we collectively face. And even though a physics bachelor's degree opens the door to an incredible diversity of high-paying and rewarding careers, most undergraduates are only aware of academic career paths (having mostly encountered only physics professors during their lifetime). This talk will provide in-depth information about physics career paths outside of academia which available to those with a bachelor's degree in physics, and will discuss how these options change as one moves through an advanced degree in physics. The talk will include real-life examples of working physicists at all stages of the degree path, and salary and employment sector statistics for physics bachelors, masters, and PhD recipients. The talk will also include information on additional careers and professional development resources for students.

  8. Photographic copy of floor plans for Bachelor Officers' Quarters (Tl) ...

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    Photographic copy of floor plans for Bachelor Officers' Quarters (T-l) known as the "Desert Rat Hotel" in the early days of the Muroc Flight Test Base (North Base). The plans show the layout of quarters, lavatories, mess as well as, the cooling system installation. Contract W-509-Eng 2937, Military Construction; Muroc Bombing Range, Muroc Lake, Calif; Materiel Test Site, Officers Quarters, Evaporative Coolers, Sheet 5 of 11, May 1942. Reproduced from the holdings of the National Archives, Pacific Southwest Region - Edwards Air Force Base, North Base, Bachelor Officers' Quarters T-1, Second & C Streets, Boron, Kern County, CA

  9. Creating and Delivering an External Bachelor of Nursing Sciences Course.

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    Tollefson, Joanne; Usher, Kim; Croker, Felicity; Morrissey, Joe

    2003-01-01

    Explains the development and delivery of a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree as a distance education program at James Cook University (Australia). Topics include physical isolation; distance and access; resources; financial costs to students; course development; scheduling clinical placements and residential schools; student expectations;…

  10. The Effect of Community College Enrollment on Bachelor's Degree Completion

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    Doyle, William R.

    2009-01-01

    Rouse [Rouse, C. E. (1995). "Democratization or diversion--the effect of community-colleges on educational-attainment." "Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 13"(2), 217-224] finds that enrollment in a community college may divert students from attaining a bachelor's degree. However, this result may be due to selection…

  11. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Students' Prior Sexual Abuse Victimization

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    Gore, Michele T.; Black, Pamela J.

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports findings of an exploratory study surveying 61 students about their prior child sexual abuse victimization. Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students were surveyed at the beginning and end of a child abuse course and results indicated that 19.7 % of the students reported being sexually abused during childhood. Results also indicated…

  12. Student Deep Learning in Bachelor English Programs within Pakistani Universities

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    Tahir, Khazima

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to contrast undergraduate students' descriptions about transformational teaching practices, and student deep learning in bachelor English programs in selected universities within Pakistan. This study utilized a survey to gather responses from five hundred and twenty three students. A paired sample t test was utilized…

  13. University Rank and Bachelor's Labour Market Positions in China

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    Hartog, Joop; Sun, Yuze; Ding, Xiaohao

    2010-01-01

    We report evidence that university reputation affects wages of bachelors in China. An unconditional difference between a top-100 university and a top 400-500 university of 23% is increased to some 28% by adding controls. Within the top-100 there is no differentiation in pay-off. Self-rated quality of high school, while affecting quality of…

  14. Envisioning the Future: Bachelor's and Master's Degree Students' Perspectives

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    Iliško, Dzintra; Skrinda, Astrida; Micule, Ilona

    2014-01-01

    Education is a future-facing activity. Therefore, universities need to engage students in building alternative and preferable future scenarios and reveal features of unsustainability, as well as open spaces for students to participate in discussions and negotiate new meanings. This paper reveals the future visions bachelor's and master's degree…

  15. The Effect of Community College Enrollment on Bachelor's Degree Completion

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    Doyle, William R.

    2009-01-01

    Rouse [Rouse, C. E. (1995). "Democratization or diversion--the effect of community-colleges on educational-attainment." "Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 13"(2), 217-224] finds that enrollment in a community college may divert students from attaining a bachelor's degree. However, this result may be due to selection bias, as the…

  16. Reforming a Bachelor of Music Programme: A Case Study

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    Carey, Gemma; Lebler, Don

    2012-01-01

    In 2010, the authors conducted a formal review of the Queensland Conservatorium's Bachelor of Music programme to determine to what extent the programme prepared graduates for professional life in the 21st century. The process was informed by comprehensive performance indicator data and substantial feedback from staff, students, and other…

  17. Teacher Educators: Course Experiences of Bachelor of Education Primary Students

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    Bentley-Williams, Robyn; Forbes, Anne

    2012-01-01

    This investigation examined the course experiences of Bachelor of Education Primary students across each year of the course. The aims of the study were to identify gaps in what we know about our students; to identify relevant domains in student experiences and to assist with course improvements. A reflective inquiry paradigm was adopted for…

  18. High Wages after High School--Without a Bachelor's Degree

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    Torpey, Elka

    2012-01-01

    There are lots of ways to enter a high-paying career without having a bachelor's degree. An associate's degree, a postsecondary non-degree award, or a high school diploma--often coupled with work experience in a related occupation, on-the-job training, or both--can lead to a job that really pays off. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor…

  19. [Medical education in a bachelors and masters system].

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    Harendza, S; Guse, A H

    2009-09-01

    Gain of basic and applied medical knowledge and the changing demands of society with regard to medical professions are the main factors for continuous reforms in medical curricula. The Bologna Declaration of 1999 initiated the development of a unified European higher education area. A key tool for unification is the introduction of the Bachelors/Masters system. Although some European countries have adapted their medical curricula to the Bachelors/Masters system there is still debate on this issue in Germany. Some societies, e.g., the Society for Medical Education, demonstrated how the Bachelors/Masters system might be transferred to Germany. Moreover, the German Association of Medical Students already published a core curriculum compatible with the Bologna criteria. Some central elements of the Bologna Declaration have already been or could easily be integrated into the current structure of medical studies, e.g., quality assurance or a credit point transfer system. Furthermore, in the framework of the German medical licensure law, it is possible to introduce a curriculum fully compatible with the Bologna Declaration. A meaningful prerequisite would be a unified national (or European) qualification frame and catalog of learning objectives, designed according to the Bologna criteria. This should guarantee good mobility for medical students within Europe. PMID:19669708

  20. Motives Underlying Bachelors-Masters Transitions: The Case of Dutch Degree Stackers

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    de Boer, Harry; Kolster, Renze; Vossensteyn, Hans

    2010-01-01

    In the light of the Bologna process, traditional degree programmes of research-led universities in the Netherlands have been transformed into 3 year bachelors programmes and 1 or 2 year masters programmes. The Dutch universities of applied sciences (UAS) mainly offer 4 year bachelors programmes. In principle, this UAS bachelors degree qualifies…

  1. The marriage problem and the fate of bachelors

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    Nieuwenhuizen, Th. M.

    In the marriage problem, a variant of the bi-parted matching problem, each member has a “wish-list” expressing his/her preference for all possible partners; this list consists of random, positive real numbers drawn from a certain distribution. One searches the lowest cost for the society, at the risk of breaking up pairs in the course of time. Minimization of a global cost function (Hamiltonian) is performed with statistical mechanics techniques at a finite fictitious temperature. The problem is generalized to include bachelors, needed in particular when the groups have different size, and polygamy. Exact solutions are found for the optimal solution ( T=0). The entropy is found to vanish quadratically in T. Also, other evidence is found that the replica symmetric solution is exact, implying at most a polynomial degeneracy of the optimal solution. Whether bachelors occur or not, depends not only on their intrinsic qualities, or lack thereof, but also on global aspects of the chance for pair formation in society.

  2. Reaching Out: The Bachelor of Arts Degree In Physics

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    Hobson, Art

    1996-05-01

    Physics degrees are not only for physicists. Our department believes that it would be healthy if attorneys, physicians, journalists, politicians, businesspeople, and others had undergraduate degrees in physics. Thus, we have begun offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics, for students who want to study physics as a background for other fields such as law (patents, environmental law), medical school, business (high-tech firms), journalism (science reporting, environmental reporting), music (accoustics, electronic music), and essentially any other profession. The program reaches outward, outside of physics, rather than pointing toward further work in physics. It begins with the algebra-based introductory course rather than the calculus-based course for future physicists and engineers. Two new courses are being created to provide these pre-professional students with broad science literacy and knowledge of physics-related technologies. The program is more flexible and less technical than the traditional Bachelor of Science program, allowing students time for outside electives and professional requirements in other fields.

  3. A STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO EVENING COLLEGE STUDENTS RECEIVING THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE, 1952-1958 (ED.D. THESIS).

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    ZEMAN, SANFORD J.

    THE SUBJECTS FOR THIS STUDY WERE THE 257 EVENING COLLEGE GRADUATES (THOSE STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED AT LEAST HALF OF THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM THROUGH THE EVENING DIVISION OF THE UNIVERSITY) WHO RECEIVED THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, OR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING DEGREE FROM THE…

  4. Linking diploma and bachelor's degree nursing education: an Illinois experiment.

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    Woolley, A S; McLaughlin, J; Durham, J D

    1990-01-01

    Changes in the traditional applicant pool, coupled with increased numbers of diploma and associate degree graduates seeking additional nursing education, have promoted the development of nontraditional educational pathways in collegiate schools of nursing. The authors describe a unique cooperative arrangement with a provision that allows students to transfer to a bachelor's nursing program before completing their diploma studies. On the basis of initial student and faculty reports, standardized test performance, academic performance, and National Council Licensure Examination scores, this educational experiment has been successful. The planning, implementation, and evaluation of the project required considerable time and effort on the part of the administration and faculty of both schools. The program's success has led the schools to consider other cooperative ventures. The authors conclude that this approach may serve as a model for other schools interested in providing educational mobility for diploma students. PMID:2376648

  5. Information Technology Units in Bachelor Degree of Library and Information Science (LIS) Curriculum in Indonesia

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    Anna, N. E. Variant

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to discover and describes the type of information technology (IT) units in bachelor degree of LIS education curriculum through the universities' official websites. This paper tries to find out what are the types of IT units in bachelor degree of LIS course in Indonesia. How does it fit the need of the information age? The…

  6. Community Colleges Expanded Role into Awarding Bachelor's Degrees. ECS Education Policy Analysis

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    Fulton, Mary

    2015-01-01

    A growing number of states allow community colleges to award bachelor's degrees as one strategy to meet workforce demands, address affordability, and increase access to educational opportunities. Offering bachelor's degrees traditionally has been the domain of four-year institutions, while community colleges have been established to award…

  7. Physics Bachelor's Degrees: Results from the 2010 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr

    2012-01-01

    The Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics conducts an annual census of all degree-granting physics departments in the United States and Puerto Rico. The survey had a 95% response rate from the 751 departments that granted physics bachelor's degrees in the class of 2010. Results show that the number of physics bachelor's…

  8. Ready, Willing, and Unable: How Financial Barriers Obstruct Bachelor Degree Attainment in Texas. 2009 Update

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    TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), 2009

    2009-01-01

    In 2006, TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation) issued a report entitled "Ready, Willing and Unable: How Financial Barriers Obstruct Bachelor Degree Attainment in Texas." Drawing on a report by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, which projected the number of bachelor degrees lost nationally due to financial barriers,…

  9. Are Community Colleges an Alternative Path for Hispanic Students to Attain a Bachelor's Degree?

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    Melguizo, Tatiana

    2009-01-01

    Background/Context: This study contributes to the longstanding debate over whether community colleges democratize education or divert students from attaining a bachelor's degree. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: The objective of this study is to determine whether Hispanic students have a lower chance of earning a bachelor's…

  10. Does Vocational Training Help Transition to Work? The "New French Vocational Bachelor Degree"

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    Giret, Jean-Francois

    2011-01-01

    This article analyses whether graduates in university vocational courses benefited from better labour market outcomes in France than those in academic courses. We focus on bachelor degrees in France, comparing "general" or "academic" degrees with "vocational" degrees. The vocational bachelor degree was created in 1999 in the continuity of the…

  11. Beyond Bachelor's: The Case for Charter Colleges of Early Childhood Education

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    Mead, Sara; Carey, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    There is a growing movement in the early childhood advocacy community to address the dual problems of quality and compensation by turning to a credential with a much different track record: the bachelor's degree. The B.A. is already the foundational degree for K-12 educators, after all, and people who have bachelor's degrees earn much more than…

  12. Emerging Adulthood and Gender Differences in Adult Bachelor Degree Completion: A Multi-Case Study

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    O'Riley, Shawn

    2013-01-01

    Adult undergraduate students constitute 40% of the total undergraduates studying in the United States. However, male undergraduates and male undergraduates over the age of 25 are less likely to enroll in and complete a bachelor's degree than their female counterparts. Given the detrimental employment impacts of not earning a bachelor's…

  13. Go to Community College, Earn a Bachelor's Degree: Florida Likes that Combination

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    Gonzalez, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    In early 2000, Florida's workforce wasn't keeping pace with demand. The state decided that a then-novel credential, a bachelor's degree from a community college, was the solution. The plan is working. The new bachelor's degrees initially focused on education, health care, and information technology. Even as the job market has shrunk, demand has…

  14. Developing Practice Oriented Undergraduate Courses in a Quality Framework. A Case Study: Bachelor of Event Management

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    Whitelaw, Paul A.; Wrathall, Jeffrey

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the stakeholder, scholarly, academic and jurisdictional influences on course development for a vocationally oriented bachelor's degree. Design/methodology/approach: This paper takes the form of a case study. Findings: Vocationally oriented bachelor's courses can be developed, especially when…

  15. Field of Bachelor's Degree in the United States: 2009. American Community Survey Reports. ACS-18

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    Siebens, Julie; Ryan, Camille L.

    2012-01-01

    This report provides information on fields of bachelor's degrees in the United States using data from the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS). It includes estimates of fields of bachelor's degree by demographic characteristics including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, nativity, and educational attainment. This report also looks at geographic and…

  16. Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics Program at Ryerson University

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    Antimirova, Tetyana

    2006-12-01

    A new Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics program at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario was launched in Fall 2006. The program builds on Ryerson’s strong existing capabilities in biomedical physics research. The program’s point of entry is the common first year during which all students in Biology, Chemistry, Contemporary Science and Medical Physics programs complete the foundation courses that include physics, calculus, biology, chemistry, and introduction to computing. In addition to the foundation courses, the first-year studies include an orientation course that supports the students in making a successful transition to university studies. The courses beyond the first year include such topics as radiation therapy, image analysis, medical diagnostics and computer modeling techniques. In the final year the students will undertake an independent, faculty-supervised thesis project in an area of personal research interest. Co-op and industrial internship options are available. Our program promotes natural interaction between physics, life sciences, mathematics and computing. The flexibility built into our curriculum will open a variety of career options for our graduates.

  17. Fitzsimons General Hospital, Bachelor Officers' Quarters/Officers' Club, West Harlowe Avenue, ...

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    Fitzsimons General Hospital, Bachelor Officers' Quarters/Officers' Club, West Harlowe Avenue, South side, 200 feet West of intersection of West Harlow Avenue & South First Street, Aurora, Adams County, CO

  18. Life as a bachelor: quantifying the success of an alternative reproductive tactic in male blue monkeys

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    Cords, Marina

    2015-01-01

    In species that live in one-male groups, resident males monopolize access to a group of females and are assumed to have higher reproductive success than bachelors. We tested this assumption using genetic, demographic, and behavioral data from 8 groups of wild blue monkeys observed over 10 years to quantify reproduction by residents and bachelors and compare the success of the two tactics. We used maximum-likelihood methods to assign sires to 104 offspring born in the study groups, 36 of which were sired by extra-group males, i.e., residents of neighboring groups and bachelors. Among these extra-group males, high-ranking males (many of whom were neighboring residents) were more likely to sire offspring than low-ranking males, but the time these visiting males spent in the mother’s group when she conceived (male presence) did not predict their relative success. When bachelors competed for reproduction with other bachelors, neither rank nor male presence during the mother’s conceptive period affected the probability of siring an offspring, suggesting that highly opportunistic mating with conceptive females is important in bachelor reproduction. In a second analysis, we used long-term data to estimate resident and bachelor reproductive success over the long term, and particularly to determine if there are any circumstances in which a typical bachelor may sire as many offspring as a typical resident during one or two periods of residency. Our findings generally support the assumption of a resident reproductive advantage because in most circumstances, a lifelong bachelor would be unable to sire as many offspring as a resident. However, a bachelor who performs at the average rate in the average number of groups for several years may have similar lifetime reproductive success as a male whose reproduction is limited to one short period of residency, especially in a small group. Our findings suggest that one should not assume a resident reproductive advantage for males

  19. Design of an integrated team project as bachelor thesis in bioscience engineering

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    Peeters, Marie-Christine; Londers, Elsje; Van der Hoeven, Wouter

    2014-11-01

    Following the decision at the KU Leuven to implement the educational concept of guided independent learning and to encourage students to participate in scientific research, the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering decided to introduce a bachelor thesis. Competencies, such as communication, scientific research and teamwork, need to be present in the design of this thesis. Because of the high number of students and the multidisciplinary nature of the graduates, all research divisions of the faculty are asked to participate. The yearly surveys and hearings were used for further optimisation. The actual design of this bachelor thesis is presented and discussed in this paper.

  20. The Community College Route to the Bachelor's Degree

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    Monaghan, David B.; Attewell, Paul

    2015-01-01

    It is well established that students who begin post-secondary education at a community college are less likely to earn a bachelor's degree than otherwise similar undergraduates who begin at a 4-year school, but there is less consensus over the mechanisms generating this disparity. We explore these using national longitudinal transcript data…

  1. From Egg to Crystal: A Practical on Purification, Characterization, and Crystallization of Lysozyme for Bachelor Students

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    Olieric, Vincent; Schreiber, Angelique; Lorber, Bernard; Putz, Joern

    2007-01-01

    A practical hands-on course encompassing enzyme purification, biochemical characterization, and crystallization that completed the course work of 350 second-year bachelor students enrolled in molecular biology/biochemistry was given at the Universite Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg (France). The experimental part of the practical dealt entirely with…

  2. WES Evaluation of the Three-Year Bachelor's Degree from India. Updated

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    World Education Services, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Based on its research and review of fundamental changes in quality assurance in higher education in India, in 2006 World Education Services (WES) revised its assessment of selected the three-year Bachelor's degree awarded by Indian universities. This policy takes into account specific criteria regarding institutional standing and student…

  3. Predictors of Bachelor's Degree Completion among Rural Students at Four-Year Institutions

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    Byun, Soo-yong; Irvin, Matthew J.; Meece, Judith L.

    2012-01-01

    Using the National Education Longitudinal Study, this study explored various factors that predicted bachelor's degree attainment among rural youth attending a four-year institution. Results showed that Hispanic origin, family income, parental educational expectations, the rigor of the high school curriculum, timing and intensity of college…

  4. A Bachelor of Engineering Technology Curriculum in Water Quality Management: Course Guides.

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    Cole, Charles A.; And Others

    Contained are course guides for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) Curriculum in Water Quality Management. Detailed course content, as well as instructional resources, are included in this volume. Each guide is written in behavioral terms using the instructional objective format. A suggested curriculum is shown with methods of…

  5. Who Wins? Who Pays? The Economic Returns and Costs of a Bachelor's Degree

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    de Alva, Jorge Klor; Schneider, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Given the importance of a college education to entering and staying in the middle class and the high cost of obtaining a bachelor's degree, "Who Wins? and Who Pays?" are questions being asked today at kitchen tables and in the halls of government throughout the nation. Using publicly available data, the authors look at who wins and who pays…

  6. Instruction Strategies Work out by Mathematics Teachers: Evaluating the Affect on Bachelor of Education

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    Khan, Sumaira; Haider, Syed Zubair; Bukhari, Amjad Ali

    2016-01-01

    The main objective of this research is to study the different instruction strategies implemented by Mathematics teachers and evaluating its affect on Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) level. To complete the study, two samples 34 teachers and 217 students were taken randomly. A five point Likert scale comprising 40 statements was prepared and…

  7. The Development of Critical Thinking in Professional and Academic Bachelor Programmes

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    Evens, Marie; Verburgh, An; Elen, Jan

    2014-01-01

    Critical thinking is an important goal in higher education. Students are expected to grow in critical thinking during their higher education programme. The present study investigates the development of critical thinking in 1134 bachelor students in Flanders, Belgium. The study followed a mixed longitudinal design. Students' critical thinking was…

  8. Bachelor's Degree Productivity X-Inefficiency: The Role of State Higher Education Policy

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    Titus, Marvin A.

    2010-01-01

    Using stochastic frontier analysis and dynamic fixed-effects panel modeling, this study examines how changes in the x-inefficiency of bachelor's degree production are influenced by changes in state higher education policy. The findings from this research show that increases in need-based state financial aid help to mitigate the convergence among…

  9. University of Swaziland Bachelor of Education Students' Conception of Current Ideas about Writing Instruction

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    Jabulani, S.

    2009-01-01

    The present study investigated University of Swaziland Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed) (Primary and secondary) students' conception of the current trends in writing instruction. The extent of their conception of these trends was examined on only four selected writing ideas namely collaborative writing, the process approach to writing, teacher…

  10. Validating the Differences between Associate and Bachelor Students by Comparing Performances in a Combined Class Setting

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    Porr, Dean; Acar, William

    2010-01-01

    Observed differences between Associate and Bachelor students are often justified by citing the comparative poorer performance of 2-year students that continue into 4-year programs. This research offers a different approach by investigating introductory-level management courses taught as a combined class at a regional campus of a state university.…

  11. LGBTQ Awareness and Allies: Building Capacity in a Bachelor of Education Program

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    Kearns, Laura-Lee; Mitton-Kukner, Jennifer; Tompkins, Joanne

    2014-01-01

    This research describes the impact of an integrated training program (Positive Space I and Positive Space II) on pre-service teachers' understandings of and abilities to create safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, two-spirited, queering and/or questioning (LGBTQ) youth and allies in schools. Our Bachelor of Education program…

  12. The Effects of the Introduction of Bachelor Degrees on College Enrollment and Dropout Rates

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    Horstschräer, Julia; Sprietsma, Maresa

    2015-01-01

    We estimate the short-term effects of the introduction of the Bachelor degree system in Germany, a change in degree regulations such that students need less time to earn a first degree, on college enrollment and dropout rates. We use variation in the timing of the reform at the university department level to identify the effects of the reform…

  13. Do Employers Value the Bachelor's Degree Too Much?

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    Sigelman, Matt

    2014-01-01

    The debate over the value of a college education appears to be settled, not only do employers value employees with a bachelor's degree, they may actually value them too much. This author believes that there is a dramatic credentials gap in the American workforce between the education levels employers are requesting in job postings and the…

  14. Correlates of Student Bachelor of Business Administration Satisfaction and School Reputation Influencing Perceived Market Value

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    Blau, Gary; Halbert, Terry; Atwater, Craig; Kershner, Ronald; Zuckerman, M. Michael

    2016-01-01

    This study compares correlates of two outcomes: satisfaction with a bachelor of business administration degree, and business school reputation influencing students' perceived market value to potential employers. A sample of 261 graduating business school seniors completed a fall 2014 survey measuring these outcomes and a number of correlates.…

  15. Training Bachelor of Social Work Students to Meet the Needs of Grandparent Caregivers

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    Conway, Francine; Jones, Samuel C.

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses the infusion of aging into the service learning of bachelor of social work (BSW) students. A model for training generalist practitioner BSW students to adopt a life span developmental approach to working with older adult kinship caregivers is discussed. The paper focuses on a review of the significance of the grandparent…

  16. Bachelor of Social Work Students and Mental Health Stigma: Understanding Student Attitudes

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    Zellmann, Karen T.; Madden, Elissa E.; Aguiniga, Donna M.

    2014-01-01

    Bachelor-level social work students (n = 198) at a midsized Midwestern public university were surveyed to evaluate their attitudes toward those with mental health concerns. Additionally, students were surveyed regarding their willingness to seek treatment for their own mental health needs. Results of the analyses suggest that the majority of…

  17. One Year Later: The Status of the Class of 2005 Bachelor's Degree Recipients

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    Oregon University System, 2007

    2007-01-01

    In 1996, the Oregon University System (OUS) conducted the first systemwide survey of recent (1994-95) bachelor's degree recipients. Changes in Oregon's economy in the preceding decade led to concerns about the preparedness of college graduates as they entered the work force. The purpose of this study is to assess an OUS college experience from the…

  18. Factors Affecting Bachelor's Degree Completion among Black Males with Prior Attrition

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    Matthews-Whetstone, Rayna; Scott, Joyce A.

    2015-01-01

    Black males lag behind their female counterparts in bachelor's degree completion. This study examined why Black males leave higher education, eventually return, and complete their degrees. Researchers are aware of some of the challenges that Black males encounter in higher education, but there is little information factors affecting successful…

  19. Differences by Race and Gender in Expected Starting Salaries of Bachelor Degree Recipients in Connecticut

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    Free, Rhona C.; Brown, Jennifer L.; Clifford, Maryanne T.

    2007-01-01

    Data from the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and the National Association of Colleges and Employers were used to explore effects of college major on differences by race and gender in estimated starting salaries of 2006 bachelor degree recipients from Connecticut colleges and universities. Females' relatively high presence in majors…

  20. A Bachelor of Engineering Technology Curriculum in Water Quality Management: Program Implementation.

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    Cole, Charles A.; And Others

    Contained are summaries of support courses for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) Curriculum in Water Quality Management. Suggested courses in this volume include: math, physics, English, drafting, mechanics, civil engineering, and economics. Also included are self-appraisal suggestions for institutions considering implementation of this…

  1. Students' Evaluation of the Board of Governors Bachelor of Arts Non-Traditional Degree Program.

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    Porter, John E. C.

    This study examined the perceptions of non-traditional students at Chicago State University (CSU) regarding the special Board of Governors (BOG) Bachelor of Arts program designed to serve this population. The study population included about 450 present and former students of the BOG program. Of these, 25 graduates and 25 undergraduates were chosen…

  2. Competing Choices: Men's and Women's Paths after Earning a Bachelor's Degree.

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    Clune, Michael S.; Nunez, Anne-Marie; Choy, Susan P.

    2001-01-01

    Studied the paths that women and men take in the first 4 years after earning their bachelor's degree and sought to identify how decisions about graduate school, employment, marriage, and parenthood are interrelated. Data from the 1993 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study show how choices about marriage and family compete with choices about…

  3. The Bachelor of Arts: Slipping into the Twilight or Facing a New Dawn?

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    Gannaway, Deanne

    2015-01-01

    Undergraduate students have historically engaged with the humanities and social sciences through the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree programme. Recent experiences suggest that the relevance and the value of the degree to the modern world is now being challenged: populist press questions the value of the humanities to the modern knowledge economy;…

  4. Facilitating Independence amongst Chinese International Students Completing a Bachelor of Applied Business Studies Degree

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    Warring, Susan

    2010-01-01

    This study focuses on facilitating independent learning amongst Chinese international students completing a Bachelor's Degree. A rationale for cultivating independence is provided and a model of independent learning developed, based on Grow's Staged Self-Directed Learning model and the 1996 Situational Leadership model of Hersey and Blanchard.…

  5. Program Directors' Perceptions of Professional Bachelor's Athletic Training Student Decisions to Persist and Depart

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    Bowman, Thomas G.; Hertel, Jay; Mazerolle, Stephanie M.; Dodge, Thomas M.; Wathington, Heather D.

    2016-01-01

    Context: Recent literature has focused on reasons for athletic training student persistence and departure. However, accredited professional bachelor's athletic training program (ATP) directors' opinions regarding student retention have yet to be studied, to our knowledge. Objective: To determine reasons for athletic training student persistence…

  6. Educator, Supervisor, and Graduate Recommendations of a Bachelor Degree for Physical Therapist Assistants

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    Druse, Ty Lowell

    2012-01-01

    The breadth and depth of education within physical therapy continues to expand as the profession develops; in fact, entry-level physical therapist education has transitioned from the bachelor to doctorate level. However, physical therapist assistant education has remained at the associate degree level despite increasing professional…

  7. Design of an Integrated Team Project as Bachelor Thesis in Bioscience Engineering

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    Peeters, Marie-Christine; Londers, Elsje; Van der Hoeven, Wouter

    2014-01-01

    Following the decision at the KU Leuven to implement the educational concept of guided independent learning and to encourage students to participate in scientific research, the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering decided to introduce a bachelor thesis. Competencies, such as communication, scientific research and teamwork, need to be present in the…

  8. An Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Cognitive Functioning of First-Year Bachelor Students with Dyslexia

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    Callens, Maaike; Tops, Wim; Stevens, Michaël; Brysbaert, Marc

    2014-01-01

    An increasing number of students with dyslexia register in higher education. As a consequence, information on their pattern of strengths and weaknesses is essential to construct adequate assessment and diagnostic protocols. In a sample of 100 first-year bachelor students with dyslexia and 100 control students, a large pool of cognitive skills were…

  9. An Induction Programme for Bologna First-Year Bachelor's Degree Students in Spain

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    del-Arco Bravo, Isabel; Camats, Ramon; Flores, Oscar; Alaminos, Francisco; Blazquez, Jose

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: The current study describes the planning process and aims of the university reforms in Spain and suggests an innovative proposal, namely the design and evaluation of a week-long induction programme for first-year bachelor's degree students at the University of Lleida (Spain), organised within the European higher education framework.…

  10. New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Deborah Floyd on Community Colleges Offering Bachelor's Degrees

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    DiSalvio, Philip

    2015-01-01

    More than 20 states now allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees. Florida has been a trailblazer, with 14 community colleges currently authorized to offer bachelor's degrees, and 12 already doing so. Some critics have observed that community college baccalaureates will lead to low-quality degrees, take resources from needy students and…

  11. [Bachelor and teaching degree in nursing: experiences and expectations of nursing students].

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    Santos, Sueli Maria dos Reis; de Jesus, Maria Cristina Pinto; Merighi, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa; de Oliveira, Deíse Moura; da Silva, Marcelo Henrique; Carneiro, Carla Toscano; Aquino, Priscila Sanches

    2011-12-01

    This is a phenomenological study that aimed to understand the experience of the student enrolled in both the Bachelor and the teaching undergraduate degree in nursing at the same time. Interviews with eight nursing students from a public university of Minas Gerais, Brazil, were undertaken. Analyses were conducted based on the social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz. Results showed that according to the pupils, there is no connection between the teaching courses and the Bachelor ones, but they also highlighted that the teaching degree helps educational activities in nursing. The students have interest in working with health education and to become nursing teachers. They also consider that the dual degree allows the expansion of knowledge and generates better expectations related to professional practice. However, it has gaps which need to be reviewed by those who work in nursing education, addressing the specific theoretical and practical needs of nursing students. PMID:22299273

  12. Likelihood of women vs. men to receive bachelor's degrees in physics at Stanford, 1900-1929.

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    Nero, Anthony

    2005-04-01

    Work by K. Tolley indicates that girls in mid to late 19th century U.S. high schools were more likely to study mathematics and natural philosophy (i.e., physics and astronomy) than were boys (who pursued the classics).* She also found that after the turn of the century women were more likely than men to receive bachelor's degrees in math and biological sciences at Stanford, but her sampling of every fifth year yielded too few data to be conclusive about physics. Reexamination of graduation lists at Stanford, yielding data for each year from 1900 to 1929, shows that, while absolute numbers were small, women were as likely as men to receive bachelor's degrees in physics during the first decade of the century, in the second decade they were notably more likely, and in the third their likelihood decreased substantially, while that of men rose to exceed that of women. (Women were much more likely to receive bachelor's degrees in math, exceeding the likelihood for men by an order of magnitude during the second and third decades.) *K. Tolley, The Science Education of American Girls: A Historical Perspective (Routledge, N.Y.), 2003.

  13. Bachelor of Midwifery: reflections on the first 5 years from two Victorian universities.

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    McKenna, Lisa; Rolls, Colleen

    2007-06-01

    Bachelor of Midwifery programs in the state of Victoria, Australia commenced in 2002 through an affiliation of three universities in Melbourne named the 'Werna Naloo Bachelor of Midwifery consortium'. The approach allowed for collaborative synergies in program delivery through offering online 'consortium' units each semester in addition to on-campus content at each university. It is now 5 years since the first cohort of students commenced the course. During those years, members of the consortium have experienced a range of challenges and tensions. This paper provides a reflection by the course coordinators from two remaining members of the consortium, Australian Catholic University and Monash University. It explores issues confronted, regulation and registration, educational and clinical practice issues. In addition, the authors discuss course outcomes in terms of employment of graduates and their integration into the workforce, career development pathways and demand for the course. The authors conclude that the consortium has been successful and course outcomes positive with graduates successful in securing employment. Overall, the future for the Bachelor of Midwifery at both universities appears positive. PMID:17499037

  14. Personality and subjective well-being in captive male western lowland gorillas living in bachelor groups.

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    Schaefer, Sarah A; Steklis, H Dieter

    2014-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the personality structure of eight male gorillas (five silverbacks and three blackbacks) housed at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas and to determine if personality predicts behavior and subjective well-being in male gorillas living in bachelor groups. We used the Hominoid Personality Questionnaire which contains 54 descriptive adjectives with representative items from the human five-factor model. Rates of 12 behaviors that are broadly defined as agonistic or affiliative were independently recorded and calculated. Principal components analysis yielded three reliable personality factors: Dominance, Extraversion/Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness. These results are the first potential quantitative evidence for a Conscientiousness factor in a hominoid other than chimpanzees and humans. This suggests that Conscientiousness originated with the common ancestor of male gorillas and humans around 10 million years ago. These results indicate that humans can reliably assess the personality and subjective well-being of captive male gorillas living in bachelor groups with robust levels of inter-rater reliability and validity. Furthermore, personality can accurately predict behavior (r = 0.79; n = 13) and subjective well-being (r = 0.83; n = 5) in gorillas and provide convergent and discriminant validity for the personality factors. The results advocate for the use of personality questionnaires in the captive management of bachelor gorillas over long-term multi-institutional behavioral studies. PMID:24677279

  15. Student adoption and perception of lecture podcasts in undergraduate bachelor of science in nursing courses.

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    Kardong-Edgren, Suzan; Emerson, Roberta

    2010-07-01

    The current study reports student use and perceptions of podcasted course lectures in an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Prior to the current study, the majority of students were not familiar with the use of podcasts in education. Student use of the podcasts grew as they became familiar with the format. Students reported that podcasts helped them study and improved their grades. Faculty reported increased class absenteeism, although students reported no change in course attendance as a result of the availability of podcasts. PMID:20210270

  16. Mental health literacy of Australian Bachelor of Nursing students: a longitudinal study.

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    McCann, T V; Lu, S; Berryman, C

    2009-02-01

    Many students have poor mental health literacy when they finish Bachelor of Nursing courses. This paper presents the findings of a longitudinal study of Australian Bachelor of Nursing students' mental health literacy about the effectiveness of interventions for people with schizophrenia. The 'Attitudes and Beliefs about Mental Health Problems: Professional and Public Views' questionnaire was used with a non-probability sample of nursing students. A time series approach to data collection was used, with data collected on three occasions between 2005 and 2007. Ethics approval was obtained from a university ethics committee. Data were analysed using SPSS Version 15.0. The students' views about the helpfulness of interventions showed a significant and positive improvement as they progressed through the course. There were significant differences over time in their views about the helpfulness of professional and lay interventions, their opinions about the helpfulness of mental health and other medications, and the usefulness of activity and non-pharmacological interventions. Because nursing students need to be mental health literate when they complete their course, mental health nursing content should be incorporated earlier in comprehensive undergraduate curricula and incrementally increased in each year of study. PMID:19192087

  17. Time to declare ophthalmology an independent discipline by initiating Bachelor of Ophthalmic Surgery programme.

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    Maqsood, Hira; Baig, Kashif

    2015-08-01

    Medical education, associated with lengthy, exhaustive pathways requisite of time, energy and efforts, restrain an individual from pursuing a career in medicine. Most students enrol in medical colleges under the influence of their family members, and only some strive to seek medicine as their own ambition. Medical students confront a number of problems in memorising huge amount of data and the various strategies are integrated in MBBS curriculum from time to time. After MBBS programme, most graduates tend to abandon studies, some migrate abroad, a few continue as general physicians and even fewer strive to get registered for postgraduate specialisation. This results in suboptimal supply of medical workforce. Inconsideration of the current ophthalmologist work ratio and growing demand for eye care services, an initiative is put forward to introduce Bachelors of Ophthalmic Surgery programme similar to Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Such initiative may facilitate effective learning, enable command in a particular area and encourage more individuals to pursue a career in ophthalmology. Using a questionnaire to undergraduate medical students, medical professors and ophthalmologists were surveyed to evaluate the efficacy of the proposed initiative. The results threw a mixed response. PMID:26228338

  18. Commercial sex and condom use among involuntary bachelors: an exploratory survey in rural China.

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    Yang, Xueyan; Attané, Isabelle; Li, Shuzhuo

    2014-05-01

    In the present context of the Chinese male marriage squeeze, commercial sex is becoming an important way for bachelors to meet their sexual needs. Using data from a survey conducted in a rural district of Anhui province, China, this study analyzes commercial sex experiences and condom use among involuntary bachelors and compares usage in this population to that observed in married men in the same age groups. Our findings indicate that, for both first and most recent sexual intercourse, the prevalence of commercial sex among unmarried men is significantly higher than that reported among married men; indeed, marital status was the only variable that was consistently related to rates of commercial sex for both first and most recent sexual intercourse. The vast majority of sexual intercourse was still unprotected, and the rate of condom use was not only lower among unmarried men than among married men, but was also significantly related to knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as age, education, and income. Because of their lower condom use, unmarried men face much higher risks of contracting and spreading sexually transmitted diseases than married men do. This situation poses a severe threat to public health. PMID:24128671

  19. Are recent cohorts of women with engineering bachelors less likely to stay in engineering?

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    Kahn, Shulamit; Ginther, Donna K

    2015-01-01

    Women are an increasing percentage of Bachelors in Engineering (BSEs) graduates-rising from 1% in 1970 to 20% in the 2000s-encouraged by increasing K-12 emphasis on attracting girls to STEM and efforts to incorporate engineering and technology into K-12 curricula. Retention of women in STEM and in engineering in particular has been a concern historically. In this paper, we investigate whether this gap has increased because a larger proportion of females entering engineering find themselves ill-matched to this field, or whether the gap has decreased as engineering becomes more accommodating to women. Using 1993-2010 nationally representative NSF SESTAT surveys, we compare cohorts of BSEs at the same early-career stages (from 1-2 to 7-8 years post-bachelors). We find no evidence of a time trend in the gender gap in retention in engineering and a slightly decreasing gender gap in leaving the labor force. We find, as others have, that the majority of the gender retention gap is due to women leaving the labor force entirely and that this exit is highly correlated with child-bearing; yet women with engineering majors are half as likely as all college-educated women to leave the labor market. There are no clear time trends in female BSEs leaving the labor market. Single childless women are actually more likely than men to remain in engineering jobs. Some of the gender differences in retention we find are caused by differences in race and engineering subfield. With controls for these, there is no gender retention difference by 7-8 years post-bachelors for those full-time employed. There were two unusual cohorts-women with 1991-1994 BSEs were particularly likely to remain in engineering and women with 1998-2001 BSEs were particularly likely to leave engineering, compared to men. Cohorts before and after these revert toward the mean, indicating no time trend. Also, women who leave engineering are just as likely as men to stay in math-intensive STEM jobs. PMID:26347671

  20. Are recent cohorts of women with engineering bachelors less likely to stay in engineering?

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    Kahn, Shulamit; Ginther, Donna K.

    2015-01-01

    Women are an increasing percentage of Bachelors in Engineering (BSEs) graduates—rising from 1% in 1970 to 20% in the 2000s—encouraged by increasing K-12 emphasis on attracting girls to STEM and efforts to incorporate engineering and technology into K-12 curricula. Retention of women in STEM and in engineering in particular has been a concern historically. In this paper, we investigate whether this gap has increased because a larger proportion of females entering engineering find themselves ill-matched to this field, or whether the gap has decreased as engineering becomes more accommodating to women. Using 1993–2010 nationally representative NSF SESTAT surveys, we compare cohorts of BSEs at the same early-career stages (from 1–2 to 7–8 years post-bachelors). We find no evidence of a time trend in the gender gap in retention in engineering and a slightly decreasing gender gap in leaving the labor force. We find, as others have, that the majority of the gender retention gap is due to women leaving the labor force entirely and that this exit is highly correlated with child-bearing; yet women with engineering majors are half as likely as all college-educated women to leave the labor market. There are no clear time trends in female BSEs leaving the labor market. Single childless women are actually more likely than men to remain in engineering jobs. Some of the gender differences in retention we find are caused by differences in race and engineering subfield. With controls for these, there is no gender retention difference by 7–8 years post-bachelors for those full-time employed. There were two unusual cohorts—women with 1991–1994 BSEs were particularly likely to remain in engineering and women with 1998–2001 BSEs were particularly likely to leave engineering, compared to men. Cohorts before and after these revert toward the mean, indicating no time trend. Also, women who leave engineering are just as likely as men to stay in math-intensive STEM jobs

  1. [Option and evasion of a bachelor's degree programme in nursing evaded students' perception].

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    Barlem, Jamila Geri Tomaschewski; Lunardi, Valéria Lerch; Bordignon, Simoní Saraiva; Barlem, Edison Luiz Devos; Lunardi Filho, Wilson Danilo; da Silveira, Rosemary Silva; Zacarias, Caroline Ceolin

    2012-06-01

    Qualitative study, developed in a Federal University in southern Brazil aiming to know the motives for choosing and evading a Bachelor's degree programme in Nursing, in the evaded students 'perception. The data were collected through a questionnaire sent by e-mail to 19 evaded students. The 9 questionnaires that returned were submitted to Qualitative Textual Analysis, and two categories emerged motives to opt for the nursing programme and motives to evade from the nursing programme. The results showed that the option for the programme is associated to personal vocation, perception of Nursing as a profession of care, and its closeness to the health area. Evasion seems to be related to passing the first option of undergraduate programme, ignorance about the profession, financial difficulties, and professional depreciation. We demonstrated that greater emphasis should be put on promoting knowledge about the nursing work, areas of activity and attributions. PMID:23155591

  2. How Do Students Perceive the Enhancement of their Own Learning? A Comparison of Two Education Faculties' Experiences in Building an Online Learning Community for Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Education Students

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    Rowley, Jennifer; O'Dea, Jennifer

    2009-01-01

    Enhancing learning and teaching in blended learning environments is a strategic goal of The University of Sydney as eLearning continues to grow. Blackboard (WebCT) was integrated into the undergraduate Bachelor of Education program curricula through e-readings, discussion boards, lectures and online assessment tasks. The study was undertaken among…

  3. Example of Good Practice of a Learning Environment with a Classroom Response System in a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Course

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    Arteaga, Ines Lopez; Vinken, Esther

    2013-01-01

    Results of a successful pilot study are presented, in which quizzes are introduced in a second year bachelor course for mechanical engineering students. The pilot study course entailed the basic concepts of mechanical vibrations in complex, realistic structures. The quiz is held weekly using a SharePoint application. The purpose of the quizzes is…

  4. Bachelor's Degree in Library and Information Science Field: A Comparative Analysis Study Performed on Distinguished American Universities

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    Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat

    2009-01-01

    This study explored the state of bachelor's degree offered at top Library and Information Science schools in the United States in 2009. Schools selected were accredited on the Master's level and ranked as top five Library and Information Science schools by the American Library Association, ALA. The study embraced the comparative analysis…

  5. Participation of Internationally-Educated Professionals in an Initial Teacher Education Bachelor of Education Degree Program: Challenges and Supports

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    Chassels, Caroline

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines challenges and supports experienced by internationally educated immigrants who participated as adult students in an Initial Teacher Education Bachelor of Education degree program in Ontario as part of their strategy to begin new careers as teachers. The narrative of one participant, a Chinese-educated meteorologist and…

  6. Competence in Mathematics and Academic Achievement: An Analysis of Enrollees in the Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science Program

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    Wamala, Robert; Maswere, Dyson W.; Mwanga, Yeko

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the role of prior grounding attained in mathematics in predicting the academic achievement of enrollees in Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (BSAS). The investigation is based on administrative records of 240 BSAS enrollees at Makerere University, School of Statistics and Planning in the 2007-2009 cohorts. Students'…

  7. Transition Matters: Community College to Bachelor's Degree. A Proceedings Report of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance

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    Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Recognizing the need to strengthen the community college pathway, the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance has undertaken an initiative on community colleges. Through its research, the Committee has noted three critical transition points for students who start at a community college and intend to obtain a bachelor's degree:…

  8. To Teach Religion or to Teach about Religion: The Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies at Public Colleges and Universities.

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    Bennett, J. C.

    1989-01-01

    Examined data from 80 publicly funded colleges and universities offering bachelor's degrees in religious studies, religion, or comparative religion. Found disproportionately large amount of class time devoted to Christianity and Judaism, and a large percentage of instructors in departments holding professional theological degrees. (Author/NB)

  9. Attitudes of Adult Learners toward the Board of Governors Bachelor of Arts Degree Program at Chicago State University.

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    Thompson-Davenport, Michael A.

    A study was conducted to determine the attitudes of adult learners toward the Board of Governors (BOG) bachelor's degree program at Chicago State University. The study also examined characteristics and types of adult learners, availability and kinds of services adult learners want, relevance of coursework, biases from campus officials toward…

  10. The Problem of Reading and Reading Culture Improvement of Students-Bachelors of Elementary Education in Modern High Institution

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    Kamalova, Lera A.; Koletvinova, Natal'ya D.

    2016-01-01

    This article is aimed to study the problems of reading and improve reading culture of students-bachelors of elementary education in modern high institutions and development of the most effective methods and techniques for improving of reading culture of students in the study of Humanities disciplines. The leading method to the study of this…

  11. A Model of Approaches to Learning and Academic Achievement of Students from an Inquiry Based Bachelor of Health Sciences Program

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    Donnon, Tyrone; Hecker, Kent

    2008-01-01

    The Biggs' Study Process Questionnaire (SPQ) was used to test competing models of students' approaches to learning in a sample of undergraduate students (n = 125) from an inquiry based Bachelor of Health Sciences program. In addition to an internal consistency and test-retest reliability analysis of the SPQ, confirmatory factor analysis was used…

  12. Distance Education in Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Programs: As Perceived by Students and Faculty

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    Tsokris, Maureen

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated student and faculty perceptions of their experiences with online learning in dental hygiene Bachelor of Science degree completion programs on the dimensions of: quality of learning, connectedness to the learning environment, technology factors and student satisfaction. The experiences of dental hygiene students who took…

  13. Pre-Service Teachers' Meaning-Making When Collaboratively Analysing Video from School Practice for the Bachelor Project at College

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    Nielsen, Birgitte Lund

    2015-01-01

    The study follows a group of student teachers (STs) facilitated in collaboratively analysing video recordings of their school practice experiences, required for their bachelor projects. Their meaning-making is examined in terms of what they experienced as outcomes, how they constructed understanding and how their interpretation of classroom…

  14. A Survey of Industrial Organic Chemists: Understanding the Chemical Industry's Needs of Current Bachelor-Level Graduates

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    Fair, Justin D.; Kleist, Elyse M.; Stoy, Dylan M.

    2014-01-01

    A survey was conducted of companies from the chemical industry with an emphasis on the organic division. The data include results from 377 respondents from more than 100 different companies. More than half of all undergraduates gain fulltime work in the chemical industry or government after graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemistry.…

  15. Policies Regulating the Assignments of the Bachelor of Education Programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University: A Case Study

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    Bose, Sutapa

    2016-01-01

    This case study examines the policies formulated by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), an open and distance learning university of India for regulating the practices related to the assignments of its Bachelor of Education programme. Following the examination it argues that some policies are formulated in the context of the…

  16. Characterizing Atmospheric Processing of Aerosols from Forest Fires at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory during BBOP

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    Zhou, S.; Collier, S.; Hee, J.; Wigder, N. L.; Jaffe, D. A.; Zhang, Q.

    2014-12-01

    This study investigates the physical and chemical characteristics and atmospheric processing of aerosols from uncontrolled forest fires across the Pacific Northwest. The measurements were made at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory (MBO) located at the summit of Mt. Bachelor in central Oregon (43.9794° N, 121.6885° W, 2,763 m asl) in summer 2013 during the DOE sponsored Biomass Burning Observation Project (BBOP) field campaign. We utilized an Aerodyne High Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS) coupled with a thermodenuder. Observations during periods affected by biomass burning (BB) pollution showed elevated non-refractory submicron aerosol (NR-PM1) concentration up to 140 μg/m3. NR-PM1 correlated well with PM light scattering (up to ~ 600 Mm-1 at 550 nm) and gas phase CO (up to ~0.4 ppmv). The AMS BB tracer, f60, i.e., fraction of organic signals at m/z = 60, was also enhanced with a maximum of ~ 2%. Organic aerosol (OA) dominated the PM composition in BB plumes (94.1% of the NR-PM1 mass) with an average concentration of 13.9 μg/m3. Three distinctive BBOA factors were identified by Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF): a fresh BBOA-I factor (O/C=0.27, H/C=1.52, f60 = 2.26%) that correlates well with ammonium nitrate; an intermediately oxidized BBOA-II (O/C=0.52, H/C=1.47, f60 = 1.05%), and a highly oxidized BBOA-III (O/C=0.95, H/C=1.02) with a low f60 (< 0.01%) and enhanced tracer ions for carboxylic acids (e.g., CHO2+). During persistent BB plume events from fixed fire sources, fresh BBOA-I initially dominated the OA composition, but decreased as the more oxidized BBOA-II increased while BBOA-III remained unchanged. These events shed light on the chemical transformation of BB aerosol during atmospheric aging. We will examine the enhancement of different BBOA factors relative to CO to investigate secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation processes in BB plumes.

  17. The Path through Graduate School: A Longitudinal Examination 10 Years after Bachelor's Degree. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2007-162

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    Nevill, Stephanie C.; Chen, Xianglei

    2007-01-01

    The report uses longitudinal data from the 1992-93 Baccalaureate and Beyond Study (B&B:93/03) to examine the characteristics related to graduate degree enrollment, persistence, and completion among 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients. About 40 percent of 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients had enrolled in a graduate degree program by 2003. On…

  18. Changes in Bachelor of Oral Health students' perceptions of their dental education environment.

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    Foster, Page L A; Kang, I; Anderson, V R; Thomson, W M; Meldrum, A M; Moffat, S M

    2013-12-01

    This study used the Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM) to examine how a cohort of Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) students at the University of Otago's Faculty of Dentistry perceived their educational environment. Four DREEM questionnaires were administered over the three-year programme; a modified version at the beginning of the first year asked students what they expected their year would be like, while questionnaires at the end of each subsequent year surveyed students on their actual experiences within the BOH programme. All four questionnaires were completed by 78% of students (N=31). Overall, the students' perceptions of their educational environment were more positive than negative, and they identified both strengths and weaknesses in the BOH programme. Both positive and negative shifts occurred between the 'Expected' and 'Actual' individual DREEM outcomes. The difference between students' 'Expected' and 'Actual' DREEM responses indicates, in some areas, that BOH students expected more from their educational environment than what they actually experienced. The changes in BOH students' perception of their educational environment over the three years can be explained, in part, by changes in the curriculum from year to year. PMID:24396952

  19. [Interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree in Health: an innovative proposal in higher education in Health in Brazil].

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    Teixeira, Carmen Fontes de Souza; Coelho, Maria Thereza Ávila Dantas; Rocha, Marcelo Nunes Dourado

    2013-06-01

    This article describes and analyzes the political and institutional context and the process of implementation of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree in Health (IBH) during the 2006-2011 period. The methodology included document review and analysis of personnel records of the researchers involved. By using the concepts of "window of opportunity" and "hypercomplex organization," it was revealed that managerial and organizational structures were created and master-documents were prepared. In addition to this, actions for implementation of the course, related to the structure of the faculty and the academic council, preparation of the pedagogical project, planning, implementation and monitoring of the teaching-learning process in the various curriculum components offered since 2009 was conducted. Analysis of the challenges and prospects of the course indicates that the major problem is the tension between the traditional model of vocational and discipline-based higher education existing hitherto and the interdisciplinary model proposed by IBH. This tension can be overcome by the full implementation of learning cycles with the institutionalization of IBH as the first cycle of professional health education. PMID:23752530

  20. The relationship among variables in Tinto's conceptual model and attrition of bachelor's degree nursing students.

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    Benda, E J

    1991-01-01

    This study examined the relationship among the constructs in Tinto's model of college student retention in a sample of 188 freshmen, 141 sophomores, and 236 junior bachelor's degree nursing students. Data for the independent variables, labeled pre-entry, academic and social institutional, and commitment, were gathered from subjects' American College Testing (ACT) assessments and the 104-item Student Attitude Questionnaire. Data for retention were gathered during a subsequent semester. Results of the t tests and chi 2 analyses determined that there were significant differences between retained and departed students, eg, retained freshmen scored higher than departees on the ACT subscores, Mathematics and Composite, two measures of high school grades, and high school class rank. Retained freshmen were also more likely to choose a major other than nursing at the time of the ACT assessment, perceived more external control from institutional rules and regulations, and were more certain of their ability to pay for their education. Eight pre-entry, four academic, four social-institutional, and nine commitment variables differed significantly in retained and departed freshmen. Subsequently, these variables were examined across academic classes to ascertain whether there were significant differences in retained students. Twelve of the variables differed significantly in retained students, and 13 did not. PMID:2005297

  1. Writing a bachelor thesis generates transferable knowledge and skills useable in nursing practice.

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    Lundgren, Solveig M; Robertsson, Barbro

    2013-11-01

    Generic skills or transferable skills have been discussed in terms of whether or not skills learned in one context can be transferred into another context. The current study was aimed to explore nurses' self-perceptions of the knowledge and skills they had obtained while writing a Bachelor's thesis in nursing education, their experience of the extent of transfer and utilization in their current work. Responding nurses (N=42) had all worked from 1 to 1.5 years after their final examination and had completed a questionnaire that was structured with open-ended questions. Only five nurses reported that they were unable to use any of the knowledge and skills they had obtained from writing a thesis. A majority of the nurses (37/42) could give many examples of the practical application of the skills and knowledge they had obtained. Our findings indicate that writing a thesis as part of an undergraduate degree program plays a major role in the acquisition and development of knowledge and skills which can subsequently be transferred into and utilized in nursing practice. PMID:23141688

  2. Physiotherapy students' conceptions of skill at the beginning of their Bachelor studies.

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    Kurunsaari, Merja; Piirainen, Arja; Tynjälä, Päivi

    2015-05-01

    Skills have recently received widespread attention in education policy documents and discussions. This article reports the results of research on Bachelor's degree physiotherapy students' conceptions of skill at the beginning of their studies. The aim of the present study was to examine how beginning students understand skill, and the focus was on conceptions of skill in general rather than on any particular skills. The participants of the study were 35 physiotherapy students. The data were gathered within the first two weeks of their university studies. Specifically, requested essays written by the students were analyzed using the phenomenographic approach. The data-driven analysis yielded four descriptive categories which reflect the students' conceptions of skill: (1) Talents; (2) Skills requiring individual practice; (3) Skills requiring social practice; and (4) Competence requiring collaboration. The categories form a hierarchy. The differences between the categories are described along seven themes of variation. The themes were named: (1) Acquisition; (2) Emotions; (3) Motivation; (4) Reflection; (5) Evaluation; (6) Agency; and (7) Social Environment. This hierarchical system of categories sheds new light on students' understanding of the skill. The findings can be used as a basis for planning physiotherapy curricula, especially for designing skills education and training, and for supporting students along their educational path, especially in offering opportunities for students to reflect on their skill conceptions. Ultimately, physiotherapy students' awareness of different skill conceptions and developing their skills to advise and treat will benefit patients. PMID:25556599

  3. Australian/New Zealand Bachelor of Oral Health students: sociodemographics and career decisions.

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    Mariño, R J; Barrow, S L; Morgan, M V

    2014-08-01

    This article describes the sociodemographic profile and factors affecting career decisions of Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) students in Australia and New Zealand. Data were collected during the 2009 and 2011 academic years via online. A total of 271 students participated. The majority were female (87.8%), single (74.5%) and of Anglo-Saxon background (59.4%), and the average age was 23.7 years. The majority indicated that their fathers had at least secondary school education. The majority (52.8%) decided to study BOH after high school, and of those who commence after high school, 53.7% worked as a dental assistant/auxiliary. Career selection was self-motivated (70.2%) and a career to 'care for and help other people' (59.6%). Most respondents wished to work in a city (59.8%), in both the public and the private sectors (47.2%). This study represents a comprehensive assessment of BOH student profile in Australia and New Zealand. Findings indicate an overall different BOH student profile compared with other oral health profession students in Australia. A significant proportion had previous employment as a dental auxiliary staff and an increasing number of male students. Findings are relevant to educators, recruitment administrators and policy makers in the way the BOH profession is presented as a career option. PMID:24460660

  4. Perceived benefits and challenges of repeated exposure to high fidelity simulation experiences of first degree accelerated bachelor nursing students.

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    Kaddoura, Mahmoud; Vandyke, Olga; Smallwood, Christopher; Gonzalez, Kristen Mathieu

    2016-01-01

    This study explored perceptions of first-degree entry-level accelerated bachelor nursing students regarding benefits and challenges of exposure to multiple high fidelity simulation (HFS) scenarios, which has not been studied to date. These perceptions conformed to some research findings among Associate Degree, traditional non-accelerated, and second-degree accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students faced with one to two simulations. However, first-degree accelerated BSN students faced with multiple complex simulations perceived improvements on all outcomes, including critical thinking, confidence, competence, and theory-practice integration. On the negative side, some reported feeling overwhelmed by the multiple HFS scenarios. Evidence from this study supports HFS as an effective teaching and learning method for nursing students, along with valuable implications for many other fields. PMID:26260522

  5. Identification of Free-Tropospheric Air at the Mount Bachelor Observatory

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    Weiss-Penzias, P.; Jaffe, D.; Swartzendruber, P.; Chand, D.; Smith, J.

    2005-12-01

    There are few observatories where free tropospheric air is sampled on a regular basis. The Mount Bachelor Observatory (MBO) is a new mountaintop site in central Oregon, U.S.A (44.0°N, 121.7 °W, 2763 m above mean sea level), where chemical, aerosol, and meteorological measurements are ongoing and the results from the first year of data (April 2004 - June 2005) are presented. During this first year, we are evaluating when and under what conditions the site samples free tropospheric (FT) air. To do this, monthly averaged water vapor mixing ratio (WV), temperature and wind speed from MBO are compared to rawinsondes from nearby Medford, Oregon, and monthly averaged ozone (O3) at MBO is compared with ozonesondes from Trinidad Head, California and Boulder, Colorado. These comparisons suggest that MBO samples air from the free troposphere as well as the boundary layer (BL) under specific meteorological conditions. Overall, the monthly mean WV and O3 values are 19% higher and 18% lower, compared to the sonde data at a similar altitude. Small diurnal cycles of these parameters suggest that daytime heating can mix BL air upward to the summit. By selecting hours with WV less than the monthly average rawindsonde data at the same altitude, we obtain a ``dry'' dataset that gives O3 values in closer agreement to the ozonesonde measurements. Additionally, these dry data include at least 5 long-range transport events from Asia which have significantly enhanced CO, O3, aerosols and mercury. Regional biomass burning events (n=3) were observed during the summer and fall, and displayed very different enhancement ratios between chemical species than Asian industrial pollution. Kinematic back trajectories show good agreement with our local meteorological observations in confirming a lack of BL-influence during periods of dry air. For real-time data from MBO, see the URL listed below.

  6. 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients And their Opinions about Education. E.D. TAB. NCES 2005-174

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    Bradburn, Ellen M.; Nevill, Stephanie; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Perry, Kristin

    2005-01-01

    This E.D. TAB is the first publication using data from the final follow-up of the 1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education. B&B:93/03 is a longterm study of 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients who were interviewed in…

  7. A field study of data analysis exercises in a bachelor physics course using the internet platform VISPA

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    Erdmann, Martin; Fischer, Robert; Glaser, Christian; Klingebiel, Dennis; Krause, Raphael; Kuempel, Daniel; Müller, Gero; Rieger, Marcel; Steggemann, Jan; Urban, Martin; Walz, David; Weidenhaupt, Klaus; Winchen, Tobias; Weltermann, Birgitta

    2014-05-01

    Bachelor of physics lectures on ‘Particle Physics and Astrophysics’ were complemented by exercises related to data analysis and data interpretation at the RWTH Aachen University recently. The students performed these exercises using the internet platform VISPA, which provides a development environment for physics data analyses. We describe the platform and its application within the physics course, and present the results of a student survey. The students’ acceptance of the learning project was positive. The level of acceptance was related to their individual preference for learning with a computer. Furthermore, students with good programming skills favour working individually, while students who attribute themselves as having low programming abilities favour working in teams. The students appreciated approaching actual research through the data analysis tasks.

  8. The AIP Career Pathways Project: Learning the Effective Practices of Physics Departments Preparing Graduates with the Bachelor's Degree for STEM Careers

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    Olsen, Thomas; Redmond, Kendra; Czujko, Roman

    2012-10-01

    Forty percent of students graduating with the bachelor's degree in physics seek employment immediately upon graduation. The AIP Career Pathways Project, funded by NSF, seeks to learn by site visits the effective practices of departments in preparing these students to successfully secure positions in STEM and to make these practices known by presentations, publications, and workshops. This talk will review AIP Statistical Resources data on the careers of physicists with the bachelor's degree, provide preliminary insights from the site visits, provide some advice for graduates seeking employment, and describe the upcoming workshops.

  9. Degrees of Debt. Student Borrowing and Loan Repayment of Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year after Graduating: 1994, 2001, and 2009. Stats in Brief. NCES 2014-011

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    Woo, Jennie H.

    2013-01-01

    This Statistics in Brief examines three cohorts of recent college graduates 1 year after they attained their bachelor's degree. The graduation years for the three cohorts span a 15-year period: 1992-93, 1999-2000, and 2007-08. The latest cohort (2007-08) graduated in the midst of the 2008 recession. This Statistics in Brief first examines how…

  10. Physics Bachelor's Initial Employment: Data from the Degree Recipient Follow-Up Survey for the Classes of 2011 and 2012. Focus On

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    Mulvey, Patrick; Pold, Jack

    2015-01-01

    New physics bachelor's entering the workforce receive some of the highest starting salaries of any undergraduate majors. Each fall, the Statistical Research Center conducts its "Survey of Enrollments and Degrees," which asks physics and astronomy departments to provide information concerning the numbers of students they have enrolled and…

  11. Strengthening Community and Sports Associations' Collaboration with Tertiary Institutions: Bachelor of Science Physical Education Students' Perceptions on Their Experiences of Industrial Attachment in Masvingo Region-Zimbabwe

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    Gondo, Thembelihle

    2015-01-01

    This research study undertook to find out the perceptions of Bachelor of Education in Physical Education students who are enrolled by the Zimbabwe Open University about their study programme in as far as it empowers them to become effective P.E. practitioners. Its intention was to investigate how these students viewed the ways in which these…

  12. Provision of Research Support Services to ODL Learners by Tutors: A Focus on the Zimbabwe Open University's Bachelor of Education (Educational Management) Research Students' Supervision Experiences

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    Mapolisa, Tichaona

    2012-01-01

    The study examined the ODL learners' perceptions of the quality of provision of research support services to the ODL learners by tutors. It focused on the Zimbabwe Open University's (ZOU) Bachelor of Education (Educational Management) research students' experiences. It was a qualitative multiple case study of four of the 10 Regional Centres of the…

  13. Hispanic Participation among Bachelor's in Physical Sciences and Engineering: Results from 2002-2012 Data of the National Center for Education Statistics. Focus On

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    Merner, Laura

    2014-01-01

    This report examines the representation of Hispanics among bachelor's degree recipients in the physical sciences and engineering in the US. Hispanics have been increasing their representation across the physical sciences and engineering at an outstanding rate. More broadly, from 2002-2012 there has been a significant increase in…

  14. A Qualitative Study of Tribal Colleges and Universities that Have Transitioned: From Two-Year Associate Degree Granting Institutions to Targeted Four-Year Bachelor Degree Granting Institutions

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    Chandler, Lynette

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative case study was to analyze how tribal colleges and Universities have transitioned from two-year associate degree granting institutions to offering four-year bachelor degree granting institutions. This case study includes three tribal colleges: Sitting Bull College, Salish Kootenai College and Turtle Mountain…

  15. The Factors That Have Influenced Counseling Services to First Generation Students with Scarce Economic Resources Who Have Completed a Bachelor's Degree

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    Morales Olivo, Elizabeth

    2009-01-01

    Obtaining a bachelor's degree favorably makes an impact in marginalized groups because it promotes social mobility to individuals who live in poverty. The students from the Academic Special Services Program of the Rio Piedras Campus at the University of Puerto Rico come from disadvantaged areas of society. The research was focused on finding…

  16. Using the Major Field Test for a Bachelor's Degree in Business as a Learning Outcomes Assessment: Evidence from a Review of 20 Years of Institution-Based Research

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    Ling, Guangming; Bochenek, Jennifer; Burkander, Kri

    2015-01-01

    By applying multilevel models with random effects, the authors reviewed and synthesized findings from 30 studies that were published in the last 20 years exploring the relationship between the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test for a Bachelor's Degree in Business (MFTB) and related factors. The results suggest that MFTB scores correlated…

  17. What's a Degree Got to Do with It? The Civic Engagement of Associate's and Bachelor's Degree Holders

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    Newell, Mallory Angeli

    2014-01-01

    This study explored the civic engagement of adults holding an associate's degree compared to those holding a bachelor's degree. Most prior research has focused on individuals who hold 4-year degrees; the present study, however, sought to understand differences between holders of 2-year degrees and 4-year degrees. Descriptive statistics…

  18. Adult Graduates' Perceptions of the Value of a Bachelor's Degree Earned Online from a Private Research University: A Qualitative Case Study

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    Hagan, Eric J.

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative case study examined the life impact of earning an online Bachelor's degree as an adult from a large private East Coast research university. As the number of adult students and the popularity of online learning continue to increase, there is a need for improved understanding of the value of online degree programs for adult…

  19. Mode of Entry as a Predictor of Success in Final Year Bachelor of Education Degree Examinations in Universities in Ekiti and Ondo States, Nigeria

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    Adeyemi, T. O.

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates the mode of entry as a predictor of success in final year bachelor of education degree examinations in universities in Ekiti and Ondo States, Nigeria. As an ex-post facto and correlational research, the study population comprised all the 1810 final year 400 level students in the two universities offering education courses,…

  20. Development of the Learning Result of Innovation and Information Technology in Education Using CIPPA, for Third Year Students in the Bachelor of Education Program, Nakhon Phanom University

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    Hanrin, Chanwit

    2014-01-01

    This research proposes (1) to develop the learning management plan for the Innovation and Information Technology in Education of the 3rd year students of the Bachelor of Education Program by using CIPPA effectively according to the criteria 75/75; (2) to study the effectiveness index of the learning management plan for the Innovation and…

  1. Inequality Matters: Bachelor's Degree Losses among Low-Income Black and Hispanic High School Graduates. A Policy Bulletin for HEA Reauthorization

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    Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The Advisory Committee's 2010 report, "The Rising Price of Inequality," found that need-based grant aid from all sources was inadequate by examining the enrollment and completion rates of low-income high school graduates who seek to earn a bachelor's degree and are qualified to gain admission to a 4-year college. The major…

  2. The Development of Approaches to Learning and Perceptions of the Teaching-Learning Environment during Bachelor Level Studies and Their Relation to Study Success

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    Asikainen, Henna; Parpala, Anna; Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari; Vanthournout, Gert; Coertjens, Liesje

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the present study is to explore changes both in approaches to learning as well as in students' experiences of the teaching-learning environment and how these changes are related to each other during their Bachelor studies by using a longitudinal data set. The aim is further to explore how students' approaches to learning and their…

  3. Where Are They Now? A Description of 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 10 Years Later. Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2007-159

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    Bradburn, Ellen M.; Nevill, Stephanie; Cataldi, Emily Forrest

    2006-01-01

    Using data from the 2003 "Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study" ("B&B:93/03"), this report provides an overview of the status of 1992-93 college graduates 10 years after graduation. The report presents highlights of these college graduates' lives in 2003 in five areas: (1) education after the bachelor's degree; (2) labor force…

  4. The Effect of Using an Educational Website in Achievement of Bachelor Students in the Course of Basic Concepts in Mathematics at Al al-Bayt University

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    Qudah, Ahmad Hassan

    2016-01-01

    The study aimed to detect the effect of using an educational site on the Internet in the collection of bachelor's students in the course of basic concepts in mathematics at Al al-Bayt University, and the study sample consisted of all students in the course basic concepts in mathematics in the first semester of the academic year 2014/2015 and the…

  5. Does Bachelor's-Level Social Work Education Impact Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Substance-Abusing Clients?

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    Senreich, Evan; Straussner, Shulamith Lala A.

    2013-01-01

    This study compared 248 graduating seniors with 301 beginning juniors at 10 bachelor's-level social work programs in the Northeast concerning their knowledge and attitudes regarding working with substance-abusing clients. Graduating seniors demonstrated modestly higher levels of knowledge and only slightly more positive attitudes toward…

  6. A Data-Driven Examination of the Impact of Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programs on the Nation's Nursing Workforce. AACC Policy Brief 2011-02PBL

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    Fulcher, Roxanne; Mullin, Christopher M.

    2011-01-01

    The nation relies on both 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education for the majority of its registered nurses (RNs), who are authorized to practice as RNs after achieving either an associate or bachelor's-level nursing degree and passing a national licensure exam. Due to job growth and retirements, the nation is projected to need more than 1…

  7. Associate in Science (AS) to Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) Transfer Students: An Analysis of Student Characteristics, Engagement, and Success

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    Collins, Jerry C.

    2009-01-01

    This study sought to examine and comprehensively describe transfer students who have earned a two-year technical or occupational Associate in Science (AS) degree at the community college and entered the university to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS). The BSAS degree is a specialized baccalaureate degree program created…

  8. Career Action -- A Most Unique and Pragmatic Evening Degree Completion Program Exclusively for Full-Time Employees (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration).

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    Bennett, Ralph John

    Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers a program toward a bachelor's degree by attending evening classes exclusively. During visits made to personnel directors of firms employing 50 or more persons, complete presentations of the entire program were made. Registration was done by mail. Some students received reimbursement from firms,…

  9. Dealing with Debt: 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 10 Years Later. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2006-156

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    Choy, Susan P.; Li, Xiaojie

    2006-01-01

    The first part of this report describes the undergraduate borrowing patterns of 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients and their graduate enrollment and additional borrowing through 2003. These graduates would have completed their undergraduate borrowing prior to the changes introduced by the 1992 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. At that…

  10. A Preliminary Assessment of Occupational Opportunities in the District of Columbia for Bachelors Degree Graduates from Local Public and Private Institutions.

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    Federal City Coll., Washington, DC.

    Meeting the challenge of developing programs responsive to the manpower needs of the District of Columbia in the 1980's is presented as a fundamental aspect of planning and development at Federal City College. Current employment opportunities in the District as well as forecasts of occupational demand for areas requiring bachelors degrees are…

  11. New College Graduates at Work: Employment among 1992-93, 1999-2000, and 2007-08 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year after Graduation. Stats in Brief. NCES 2014-003

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    Staklis, Sandra; Skomsvold, Paul

    2014-01-01

    This Statistics in Brief examines the employment outcomes of college graduates 1 year after earning a bachelor's degree. It compares 2007-08 bachelor's degree recipients who graduated at the start of the recent recession with their peers who graduated in 1992-93 and 1999-2000. Different labor market conditions characterized these three…

  12. Who Considers Teaching and Who Teaches? First-Time 2007-08 Bachelor's Degree Recipients by Teaching Status 1 Year after Graduation. Stats in Brief. NCES 2014-002

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    Staklis, Sandra; Henke, Robin

    2013-01-01

    This Statistics in Brief examines the teaching status of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients one year after graduation. The analysis compares four groups with respect to their teaching experiences or interest in teaching: those who taught either before or after receiving their bachelor's degree, those who prepared to teach…

  13. A framework for leveling informatics content across four years of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum.

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    Frisch, Noreen; Borycki, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    While there are several published statements of nursing informatics competencies needed for the Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) graduate, faculty at schools of nursing has little guidance on how to incorporate the teaching of such competencies into curricula that are already overloaded with required content. The authors present a framework for addressing nursing informatics content within teaching plans that already exist in virtually all BSN programs. The framework is based on an organization of curriculum content that moves the learner from elementary to complex nursing concepts and ideas as a means to level the content. Further, the framework is organized around four broad content areas included in all curricula: professional responsibility, care delivery, community and population-based nursing, and leadership/management. Examples of informatics content to be addressed at each level and content area are provided. Lastly a practice-appraisal tool, the UVIC Informatics Practice Appraisal - BSN is presented as a means to track student learning and outcomes across the four years of a BSN program. PMID:23388314

  14. Example of good practice of a learning environment with a classroom response system in a mechanical engineering bachelor course

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    Lopez Arteaga, Ines; Vinken, Esther

    2013-12-01

    Results of a successful pilot study are presented, in which quizzes are introduced in a second year bachelor course for mechanical engineering students. The pilot study course entailed the basic concepts of mechanical vibrations in complex, realistic structures. The quiz is held weekly using a SharePoint application. The purpose of the quizzes is to repeat important course material, give instantaneous feedback (i.e. formative assessment), stimulate peer instruction and, as a consequence, increase the students' comprehension of the basic concepts taught in the course so that their deeper understanding of the subject matter improves. Students can earn half a point bonus, on a scale from 0 to 10, on top of their exam mark if they correctly answer 55% of all the quiz questions. The efficacy of the pilot study is determined by investigating the percentage of students that pass the course on their first attempt, i.e. the first time pass rate, and asking students for feedback through questionnaires. The first time pass rate of the students in the pilot study groups has, on average, increased significantly in comparison to groups in which the quizzes are not performed. Students indicated that the feedback from the quizzes helps them to identify gaps in their knowledge. Therefore, the pilot study is considered effective.

  15. Transitioning associate degree in nursing students to the Bachelor of Science in nursing and beyond: a mandate for academic partnerships.

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    Sportsman, Susan; Allen, Patricia

    2011-01-01

    The Institute of Medicine recommendation for 80% of nurses to achieve a baccalaureate degree in nursing by 2020 becomes a major challenge in Texas with only 37.3% of nurses holding this degree in 2010 (Institute of Medicine, 2011). The challenge requires a 42.7% increase in the percentage of baccalaureate-prepared nurses. Regionally, nurse educators together with nurse practice partners are seeking solutions to this challenge. One region in west Texas approached this challenge by first developing and launching a needs assessment for current associate degree nurses, nursing students, faculty, and nurse managers. The results of this needs assessment are presented in this article. Following institutional review board approval, three surveys were developed to capture the perceptions of students enrolled in Texas associate degree nursing (ADN) programs and their faculty regarding enrollment in a bachelor of science in nursing program. A similar survey was developed for chief nursing officers in acute care settings in west Texas. Respondents in all categories suggested that time, financial constraints, and perceived difficulty in completing needed prerequisite general education courses were barriers to RNs continuing their education. Because most of the respondents hoped to return to school within 5 years, recruiting ADN graduates who have been out of school 5 years or less seems to be where schools of nursing should invest their recruitment efforts. PMID:22142922

  16. GIS-Based Education Course for Bachelor of Management Program in the Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School

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    Pirogov, A.

    2014-04-01

    An optional course, "Geographical Aspects of Business" in the framework of the Bachelor of management program in the Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School is setting the goal to introduce future discipline specialists with geographical topics of current interest for management and provide knowledge, skills and expertise of geospatial analysis and the use of geoinformation technologies in finding solutions to economic and managerial tasks. The students' feedback shows interest and demand for such a course for management students. The course has an interdisciplinary links with the main subjects such as marketing, public administration, visual communication, etc., and is based on the set of business cases dealing with Web-GIS Services, LBS, Geomarketing, Spatial analysis, etc. Open Data and corporate geodata sets are used. The pragmatist approach is selected for successful accomplishment of the course's goal, which is based on using Web-GIS tools. The Geomixer - a free web- GIS product by the company SCANEX - is chosen to be one of them. The principle "I do - I analyze" helps to minimize the theoretic constituent of the course improving the outcome of the classes. Owing to innovative methods of teaching, the educational goal of the course is achieved to the full scope despite the small number of allocated hours. The classes surely improve both the general level of geographic competence of students and provide them with the skills to work with GIS. Such optional courses will undoubtedly contribute to the development of GIS-education in management administration.

  17. Creating tomorrow's leaders and innovators through an RN-to-bachelor of science in nursing consortium curricular model.

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    Hendricks, Susan M; Phillips, Janet M; Narwold, Lynda; Laux, Marcia; Rouse, Susan; Dulemba, Ladonna; Makielski, Marta; Halstead, Judith A

    2012-01-01

    The critical need to increase the number of baccalaureate-prepared RNs to improve the safety and quality of patient care in today's complex health care system is a pressing issue in health care. One part of the solution lies in the attainment of higher education of RNs prepared at the associate and diploma levels who make up the majority of the nursing workforce in the United States today. The Indiana University Schools of Nursing located throughout the state of Indiana collaborated to create a statewide RN-to-bachelor of science in nursing curriculum that is flexible, innovative, and meaningful. The plan focuses on the strengths and unique learning needs of returning RN students. Specifically, this curriculum offers year-round online courses in 7-week terms, which allows students to enter and exit the program within 1 year, and a curriculum with more choices and fewer constraints than is typical for baccalaureate nursing degrees. This learner-centered plan fully incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials for Baccalaureate Education (2009) throughout the curriculum. It is conveniently delivered online, takes into account and gives credit for students' previous learning and work experience, and allows the students to pursue nursing specialty knowledge for college credit. Working together as a consortium to achieve these goals across an entire state with 8 regional campuses required focused attention on the concerns and strengths of all the stakeholders and successful implementation of effective communication strategies. PMID:22640948

  18. [Clinical practice quality in BNC (Bachelor of Nursing Course). Evaluation of students' satisfaction in the Italian Red Cross School of Nursing, University of Bologna].

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    Scalorbi, Sandra; Burrai, Francesco

    2008-01-01

    This study is linked to the previous our "UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 quality system. Project and application at BNC (Bachelor of nursing Course), University of Bologna: degree of satisfaction of third year's students". The aim of this study, carried on in 2006, were to find out how satisfied second (n=61) and third years (n=95) nursing bachelor course students, University of Bologna, were with their clinical practice, about each essential element in this kind of learning. The data were collected using a questionnaire purposely made, with 48 items in 9 fields. 279 questionnaires returned ,79 by second year students and 190 by third year students. Results suggest a general satisfaction of students about their clinical practice experiences. Also in this study, the intermediate evaluation, very important in nursing clinical learning, is a critical variable. PMID:18667126

  19. Preliminary Study on Teachers' Use of the iPad in Bachelor of Education Program at a Private University in Malaysia

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    Yusup, Yusri

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the status of iPad (1st generation) use as a learning device among primary school teachers enrolled in an undergraduate bachelor of education program at a private university in Malaysia. A survey was conducted on 93 teachers who were given iPads to assist them in this online distance-learning program in the March 2011 semester.…

  20. Preliminary Study on Teachers' Use of the iPpad in Bachelor of Education Program at a Private University in Malaysia

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    Yusup, Yusri

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the status of iPad (1st generation) use as a learning device among primary school teachers enrolled in an undergraduate bachelor of education program at a private university in Malaysia. A survey was conducted on 93 teachers who were given iPads to assist them in this online distance-learning program in the March 2011 semester.…

  1. Causes of increasing ozone and decreasing carbon monoxide in springtime at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory from 2004 to 2013

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    Gratz, L. E.; Jaffe, D. A.; Hee, J. R.

    2015-05-01

    We report trends in springtime ozone (O3) and carbon monoxide (CO) at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory (MBO) in central Oregon, U.S.A. from 2004 to 2013. Over the 10-year period the median and 95th percentile springtime O3 increased by 0.76 ± 0.61 ppbv yr-1 (1.7 ± 1.4% yr-1) and 0.87 ± 0.73 ppbv yr-1 (1.5 ± 1.2% yr-1), respectively. These trends are consistent with reported positive trends in springtime O3 in the western U.S. In contrast, median CO decreased by -3.1 ± 2.4 ppbv yr-1 (-1.9 ± 1.4% yr-1), which is highly similar to springtime North Pacific surface flask measurements from 2004 to 2012. While a 10-year record is relatively short to evaluate long-term variability, we incorporate transport model analysis and contextualize our measurements with reported northern mid-latitude trends over similar time frames to investigate the causes of increasing O3 and decreasing CO at MBO. We performed cluster analysis of 10-day HYSPLIT back-trajectories from MBO and examined O3 and CO trends within each cluster. Significant positive O3 trends were associated with high-altitude, rapid transport from East Asia. Significant negative CO trends were most associated with transport from the North Pacific and Siberia, as well as from East Asia. The rise in springtime O3 is likely associated with increasing O3 precursor emissions in Asia and long-range transport to the western U.S. The decline in springtime CO appears linked to decreasing Northern Hemisphere background CO, largely due to anthropogenic emissions reductions in Europe and North America, and also to a recently reported decline in total CO output from China caused by more efficient combustion. These springtime O3 and CO trends suggest that hydroxyl radical (OH) mixing ratios in the North Pacific may have increased over the study period.

  2. Developing personal attributes of professionalism during clinical rotations: views of final year bachelor of clinical medical practice students

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    2014-01-01

    Background Medical professionalism as a set of behaviours that transcends personal values, beliefs and attitudes to incorporate ethical and moral principles is considered a covenant between society and the practice of medicine. The Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP) a three year professional degree was launched at the University of the Witwatersrand in January 2009 in response to a documented shortage of doctors especially in the rural areas of South Africa. The BCMP programme is unique in its offering as it requires a teaching approach that meets the needs of an integrated curriculum, providing for an accelerated transition from the classroom to the patient’s bedside. Methods Following five week attachments in designated District Education Campuses, 25 final year BCMP students were required to reflect individually on the covenant that exists between society and the practice of medicine based on their daily interactions with health care workers and patients for three of the five rotations in a one page document. A retrospective, descriptive case study employed qualitative methods to group emerging themes from 71 portfolios. Ethical clearance was obtained from the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of the Witwatersrand. Results As an outcome of an ethical analysis, the majority of BCMP students reflected on the determinants of accountable and responsible practice (N=54). The commitment to the Oath became significant with a personalised reference to patients ‘as my patients’. Students acknowledged professional health care workers (HCWs) who demonstrated commitment to core values of good practice as they recognised the value of constantly reflecting as a skill (n=51). As the students reflected on feeling like ‘guinea pigs’ (n=25) migrating through periods of uncertainity to become ‘teachable learners’, they made ethical judgements that demonstrated the development of their moral integrity. A few students felt vulnerable in

  3. Distance education in dental hygiene bachelor of science degree completion programs: As perceived by students and faculty

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    Tsokris, Maureen

    This study investigated student and faculty perceptions of their experiences with online learning in dental hygiene Bachelor of Science degree completion programs on the dimensions of: quality of learning, connectedness to the learning environment, technology factors and student satisfaction. The experiences of dental hygiene students who took their core BS dental hygiene (BSDH) courses completely online were compared and contrasted with the perceptions of dental hygiene students who had taken a portion of the BSDH courses online and a portion in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Furthermore, this study compared and contrasted the perceptions of faculty on these same four dimensions based on the position held by the faculty member and the course format they are teaching in: online or a combination of online and a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. This study revealed several important differences and similarities between students who had taken their courses online and those who had taken a portion of the BSDH courses online and a portion in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. The results showed students who had taken their courses online described factors related to the instructor as important to the quality of the learning experience such as: the experience and qualifications of the professor, the examples they provided and the instructors prompt response to questions. Students who had taken courses in both formats described factors related to the amount of effort they put into the course, their classmates' preparedness, the course materials and assignments as important to the quality of the learning experience. Although students who completed courses online reported difficulty participating in group activities, they were more positive regarding the level of interaction they experienced with their classmates online Findings indicated students who had taken their courses in both formats would have liked more opportunities to interact

  4. Ozone enhancement in Western U.S. wildfire plumes at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory: The Role of NOx

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    Baylon, Leo Miguel Paolo M.

    We looked at 19 wildfire events that were observed in the summers of 2012 (July 22 -- September 20) and 2013 (July 12 -- August 30) at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory (MBO, 2.7 km a.s.l.), a mountaintop site located in central Oregon. Fire events were identified based on the following criteria: 5-minute ambient aerosol scattering ≥ 20 Mm-1 for at least two hours; 5-minute CO ≥ 150 ppbv for at least two hours; strong correlation (R2 ≥ 0.70) between aerosol scattering and CO; and backward trajectories consistently indicating transport over fire spots. We identified wildfire plumes using enhancement ratios (DeltaY/DeltaX), which we calculated for each plume by taking the Reduced Major Axis linear regression slope of various species. We reported the calculated enhancement ratios and explored their variation with source distance. We measured NOx at MBO during Summer 2012 and 2013 using a two-channel chemiluminescence instrument manufactured by Air Quality Design, Inc. The instrument has been used at MBO previously. During 2012, average summertime NO sensitivities in the NO and NOx channels were 2.7 and 2.2 counts per second (cps)/pptv, respectively. Average summertime NO2 sensitivity in the NOx channel was 0.7 cps/pptv. These values correspond to NO and NO 2 detection limits of 15 pptv and 35 pptv, respectively. During 2013, a different ozone generator was used. Average summertime NO sensitivities in the NO and NOx channels were 4.0 and 3.5 cps/pptv, respectively. Average NO2 sensitivity in the NOx channel was 0.9 cps/pptv. These correspond to detection limits of 7 pptv for NO and 30 pptv for NO2. We observed a negative correlation between DeltaO3/DeltaCO and DeltaNOx/DeltaNOy (r = -0.72). This showed that the degree of NOx oxidation is a key predictor of ozone production. The highest DeltaNOx/DeltaNOy (0.57 pptv/pptv) was associated with ozone loss (ozone titration). Low DeltaNOx/DeltaNOy values (ranging from 0.049 to 0.15 pptv/pptv) are generally associated with

  5. Observing Future Changes in the Photochemical Environment over Western North America due to Changes in Foreign Emissions: Lessons from Mount Bachelor

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    Fischer, E. V.; Jaffe, D. A.; Weatherhead, E. C.

    2011-12-01

    There are multiple lines of evidence that springtime O3 mixing ratios are increasing over western North America, and rising O3 precursor emissions in East Asia are cited as potentially responsible. The Asian contribution to background O3 has two components: 1) O3 has a sufficient lifetime in spring such that O3 formed in the Asian boundary layer can cross the Pacific, and 2) O3 can be formed en-route as a result of peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) decomposition. To confidently detect a trend in a trace species such as O3, the trend must be large relative to both the natural variability and to the long-term measurement uncertainty, or alternatively one needs many years of observations. Detection of changes to the O3 budget in the air entering North America is challenging because consistent long-term observations are sparse. We report on measurements of PAN and O3 from the summit of Mount Bachelor (43.979°N, 121.687°W; 2.7 km a.s.l). These are the first consistent multi-year springtime measurements of PAN in the free troposphere over the U.S. Pacific Northwest. We combine the observed variability in PAN and O3 at Mount Bachelor with a range of possible future trends in these species to determine the observational requirements to detect such trends. A previous study using a global chemical transport model suggested that rising Asian emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) will result in a relatively larger positive trend in PAN than O3 over western North America. We show that the timescale for PAN and O3 trend detection is equivalent when the PAN trend is approximately 4 times larger than the O3 trend. This reflects greater observed relative variability in PAN than O3. Our analysis suggests that if the true O3 trend over western North America due to rising Asian precursor emissions is on the order of 1% per year, it could be corroborated at a strategic representative site like Mount Bachelor in a relatively short timeframe

  6. Ready, Willing, and Unable: How Financial Barriers Obstruct Bachelor-Degree Attainment in Texas. A Report to the 80th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. December 2006-Revised

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    Webster, Jeff; Creusere, Marlena; McQueen, Carla; Goode, Meredith; Barone, Sandra; Wang, David

    2006-01-01

    The United States is losing high-paying jobs to countries that produce a more reliable supply of college graduates in math and science. Texas faces its own economic slowdown if it is unable to graduate more students with bachelor's degrees. The state has been addressing many of the obstacles students face in earning a four-year degree. Outreach…

  7. What Are the Appropriate Models for St. Petersburg College and the University Partnership Center To Expand Access to Bachelor's and Master's Degrees? Project Eagle Evaluation Question #5. Benchmarking St. Petersburg College: A Report to Leadership.

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    Burkhart, Joyce

    St. Petersburg College (SPC) (Florida), formerly a two-year community college, now offers four-year degrees. This paper discusses the findings of SPC's evaluation question focusing on what the appropriate models are for St. Petersburg College and the University Partnership Center (UPC) to increase access to bachelor's and master's programs.…

  8. Comparison of knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and resistance, and antibiotics self-practicing between Bachelor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy students in Southern India

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    Ahmad, Akram; Khan, Muhammad U.; Moorthy, Jagadeesan; Jamshed, Shazia Q.; Patel, Isha

    2014-01-01

    Background: There is limited research on pharmacy specialization based differences with regards to usage of antibiotics. Objective: To compare the knowledge, attitude and practice of Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students about usage and resistance of antibiotics in Southern India. Methods: This was a cross sectional study involving final year BPharm and PharmD students studying in two private institutions located in Andra Pradesh, India. The study was conducted for the period of 3 months. The questionnaire was divided into 5 components: demographics, knowledge about antibiotic use, attitude towards antibiotic use and resistance, self-antibiotic usage, and possible causes of antibiotic resistance. The study questionnaire was assessed for reliability. Data were analysed by employing Mann Whitney and chi square tests using SPSS version 19. Results: The sample size comprised of 137 students. The response rate was 76.11% for the study. There was a significant difference in the knowledge of antibiotic use in BPharm and PharmD students (Mean score: 5.09 vs 6.18, p<0.001). The overall attitude of PharmD students about antibiotic use and resistance was positive compared to BPharm students (Mean score: 3.05 vs 2.23, p<0.05). The self-antibiotic practices was higher in BPharm students than PharmD students (36.4% vs 20%, p<0.05). A significantly high number of PharmD students believed that empirical antibiotic therapy led to antibiotic resistance (19.5% versus 48%, P<0.05). Conclusion: PharmD students were more knowledgeable about antibiotic usage and resistance compared to BPharm students who did not have accurate and the much needed information about the same. Future interventions should be targeted towards educating the BPharm students so that they can implement the acquired knowledge in their practice. PMID:25883690

  9. Escalating the pathway from the associate's degree in nursing to the bachelor of science in nursing and/or the master of science in nursing: what is standing in the way?

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    Scott, Elaine S; Brinson, Helen

    2011-01-01

    For more than 25 years, promoting higher levels of education for registered nurses (RNs) has been a strategic theme in national reports. Yet, only 42.2% of RNs in North Carolina hold a bachelor of science in nursing, a master of science in nursing, or a doctorate in nursing. Creating a seamless educational pathway for RNs is essential for achieving this goal. PMID:22128693

  10. Importing ozone precursors and aerosols to the North American free troposphere: An analysis of peroxyacetyl nitrate and aerosol observations at Mount Bachelor

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Exposure to aerosols and ozone poses a health threat to a large portion of the U.S. population. Domestic sources and a global background burden both contribute to ambient concentrations, and East Asia is currently a fast growing air pollution source. This dissertation presents results from two projects, and in each case observations from the Mount Bachelor Observatory (MBO, 43.980 N, 121.69° W; 2.7 km amsl) play a central role in the analysis. The first component of this dissertation presents an analysis of the first multi-year springtime measurements of peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) in the free troposphere over the Pacific Northwest. The measurements were made by gas chromatography with electron capture detector during spring 2008, 2009, and 2010. Springtime mean PAN mixing ratios at MBO varied from 100 pptv to 152 pptv. The observed relationship between PAN and 03 in a descending Asian air mass was used to derive an ozone production efficiency of 51-73 mol mol-1. I combined the observed variability in PAN and ozone at MBO with a range of trends to determine the observational requirements for trend detection. If springtime PAN mixing ratios increase at a rate of 4% per year due to rising Asian emissions, we would detect a trend with 13 years of measurements. If the corresponding trend in ozone is 1% per year, the trend in ozone will be detected on approximately the same timescale. The second component of this dissertation addresses the physical evolution of Asian aerosols and their impact on U.S. air quality. I showed that approximately 50% of the interannual variability in springtime average PM2.5 in remote areas of the U.S. Pacific Northwest can be explained by changes in Asian dust emissions. Next I identified 7 plumes of Asian origin within observations of sub --microm aerosol scattering and absorption from MBO. The average sub-microm scattering Angstrom exponent for the plumes was significantly larger than the same parameter observed closer to Asia, suggesting

  11. The First Bachelor of Science Degree in Wind Energy in the US at Texas Tech University Authors: A. Ruiz Columbié, K. Rozsavolgyi, P. Hughes, D. Farris, A. Swift, R. Walker and M. Baker

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    Ruiz-Columbie, A.

    2010-12-01

    This paper presents a new Bachelor of Science Degree in Wind Energy proposal at Texas Tech University (TTU) beginning the spring 2011. It is designed to prepare the students for admission into a graduate program in wind energy, and/or employment as a professional in wind energy. The program integrates the environmental, social, economic, ethical, technical, scientific principles and practical skills the graduates will need in order to success as professionals in their field of expertise. This degree will provide a multidisciplinary education in the wind energy field through the study of subjects as wind meteorology, wind power generation, wind resource assessment, sustainable energy systems, utility systems operations, and fiscal and operational oversight. Students will be prepared to contribute in areas that include planning, development, operations, analysis and supervision of wind energy systems and projects, as well as to continue in graduate studies. Following the Texas Tech Uniform Undergraduate Degree Requirement Act, the major in Wind Energy will include 47 hours of general education courses from the TTU academic core, 18 hours of junior/senior level electives, and 55 hours of coursework in wind energy topics. A minor of 18 hours is also provided at TTU for those students with a different major who might decide to get a higher education in wind energy.

  12. America's Most Overrated Product: The Bachelor's Degree

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    Nemko, Marty

    2008-01-01

    This author reports that, among high-school students who graduated in the bottom 40 percent of their classes, and whose first institutions were four-year colleges, two-thirds had not earned diplomas eight and a half years later. While four-year colleges admit and take money from hundreds of thousands of such students each year, the students who…

  13. PDD--Innovation in Post Bachelor Education.

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    Soltis, Lawrence A.

    A description of the University of Wisconsin's Professional Development Degree (PDD) program, a post-baccalaureate degree program designed to bring various opportunities for learning to the practicing engineer, is provided. The primary objectives of the program are: (1) to expose the professional to subjects necessary to combat obsolescence, (2)…

  14. Mexican Americans Acquiring Bachelor's Degrees: Whose Opportunity?

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    Evans, Carol

    2009-01-01

    This study offers a small, highly contextualized counter-example to several recent large-scale analyses depicting Latino underachievement in higher education (R. Fry, 2002; J. Immerwahr, 2003; S. Miller & E. Garcia, 2004; W. Swail, A. Cabrera, & C. Lee, 2004; W. S. Swail, K. E. Redd, & L. W. Perna, 2003). The purpose is to analyze results from a…

  15. The Individualized Bachelor's Degree: Some Reconsiderations.

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    Rose, Amy D.

    1988-01-01

    The implications of the movement to individualize the curriculum in higher education are examined. The background and basic premises of the movement are explored and the realities and problems of the program at Empire State College are examined. The nature of contract education is discussed. (Author/MLW)

  16. Connecting Physics Bachelors to Their Dream Jobs

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    Bhattacharya, Shouvik

    2013-01-01

    People who earn bachelor’s degrees in physics are highly employable. Employers value the skills that physics bachelor’s recipients acquire and develop over their four years of a college education, such as complex problem solving, advanced mathematics, teamwork and programming. The Career Pathways Project of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) aims to better prepare physics undergraduates for the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. This presentation will include a discussion of common features among departments visited by the AIP’s Career Pathways team, ideas for a career workshop for physics undergraduates, and advice on how to make the most out of a job fair and how to start effective online professional networking.

  17. Tobacco use among fourth year Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) students of the College of Public Health: University of the Philippines Manila, academic year 2012-2013.

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    Guevarra, Jonathan P; Cordova, Renerio Q; Mercado, Chris Erwin G; Asaad, Abubakar S

    2014-10-01

    This study determines the prevalence of tobacco use among graduating Public Health students at the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila. It also describes the exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, attitudes, behaviors and smoking cessation training of students. This study used a descriptive cross-sectional study design, adapting a standard questionnaire, pretested and administered to 52 Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) students at the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila. Data generated from the survey were encoded using Epi Info version 3.5.4 and analyzed using Stata version 12. The prevalence of smoking among 4th year BSPH students was 5.8 % (current smokers). In the past 7 days, respondents have been exposed to secondhand smoke (44 % where they live; 79 % in places other than where they live). Majority were aware of the official policy on smoking ban in school, however, 80 % said that the policy is not enforced. Majority had favorable attitudes in terms of banning tobacco sales to adolescents, banning advertising of tobacco products, banning smoking in restaurants, discos/bars/pubs and enclosed public places. Majority of the respondents also believed that health professionals should get specific training on cessation techniques, that they do serve as role models, and that they have a role in giving advice about smoking cessation. More than three-quarters (76.9 %) of students said that health professionals who smoke are less likely to advise patients to quit. Most of the graduating students learned about the dangers of smoking, importance of obtaining tobacco use history, and providing educational support materials in their public health education but only a few received formal training about smoking cessation approaches. The implementation of the no-smoking policy of the university must be revisited. Smoking cessation approaches should be incorporated in the public health curriculum and the role

  18. Predicting Bachelor's Degree Attainment for Developmental Math Students

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    Burley, Hansel; Butner, Bonita; Anderson, Connie Wilson; Siwatu, Kamau Oginga

    2009-01-01

    This study used the National Educational Longitudinal Study: 88 /2000 (NELS 88: /2000) dataset to explore characteristics associated with college degree attainment. The study was informed by Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior. The sample size was 6,832 postsecondary students. The findings revealed that developmental math students were less…

  19. The Implementation of Bachelor and Master Programmes in Hungary

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    Alesi, Bettina; Rosznyai, Christina; Szanto, Tibor

    2007-01-01

    Hungary's higher education system is being transformed fundamentally for a second time after the regime change in 1989-90. The first Higher Education Act was passed in 1993. An entirely new law issued in December 2005 involved fundamental changes in the entire higher education system. The most sweeping change was the introduction of the two-cycle…

  20. An International Assessment of Bachelor Degree Graduates' Learning Outcomes

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    Coates, Hamish; Richardson, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines rationales, aspirations, assumptions and methods shaping an international assessment of learning outcomes: the OECD's Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) feasibility study. The first part of the paper is analytical, exploring formative rationales, and shaping contexts and normative perspectives that frame…

  1. MCAT, LSAT and Physics Bachelor's. Focus On

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    Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Physics majors pursue a wide variety of career paths, many of which are not what you might expect. Some pursue advanced training by applying to graduate schools, medical schools, or law schools. The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) data in this report show that the physics majors who applied to either…

  2. Brewing Bachelors: The History of the University of Newark

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    Wechsler, Harold S.

    2010-01-01

    Locating denominational colleges and state and land grant universities away from major American cities created a growing need for urban higher education institutions in the early twentieth century. Religious denominations, municipal authorities, and entrepreneurs opened colleges and professional schools in many US cities to meet the demand. The…

  3. Literacy Skills of Bachelor of Education (Primary) Students

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    Thwaite, Anne

    2008-01-01

    This article describes a project which identified the skills and abilities in written literacy of pre-service teachers, as well as their needs in this area. An intervention to address their needs is evaluated and its outcomes assessed, using a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses. Results show that it is possible to improve these…

  4. A Comparison of Associate and Bachelor Degree Nursing Students' Motivation

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    Parlett, Deborah K.

    2012-01-01

    Student motivation is a key factor in determining whether college students are successful in their academic careers and, ultimately their professional careers. Motivation is an internal drive within a person to move to action to complete a task. Student motivation encompasses self-regulation, determination, and efficacy. It is important for…

  5. A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Physics: 5 Year Review

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    Martin, Richard; Matsuoka, Hiroshi; Grobe, Rainer; Su, Qichang

    2004-03-01

    Five years ago, in an attempt to offer majors more flexible degree options, the Illinois State University Physics Department intitated an undergraduate B.S. sequence in computational physics. The sequence parallels the traditional physics major for the first three semesters then diverges with specialized courses designed specifically for computational physics majors. We will present data on the demographics of the students who have completed the major, and the results of an assessment based on alumni questionnaires and current major focus groups.

  6. Some Aspects of Computer-Supported Teaching When Teaching Bachelors

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    Svetsky, Stefan; Moravcik, Oliver; Schreiber, Peter; Stefankova, Jana

    2013-01-01

    The state of the art of TEL (technology-enhanced learning) is characterised by a technological-driven approach. Learning management systems or learning courses for management systems are mentioned as frequently used basic tools for this purpose. However, these Internet technologies are not suitable for the personalized support of teachers on…

  7. A Bill that Took Longer than a Bachelor's Degree

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    Field, Kelly

    2008-01-01

    It took five years, dozens of drafts, and a total of 14 extensions, but Congress last week was finally on the verge of passing a bill to renew the Higher Education Act, the major law governing federal student aid. The bill, after approval by the U.S. House of Representatives, was headed to the Senate, where a final vote was planned for late last…

  8. Retention Initiatives Used by Professional Bachelor's Athletic Training Program Directors

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    Bowman, Thomas G.; Mazerolle, Stephanie M.; Dodge, Thomas M.

    2016-01-01

    Context: Retaining athletic training students has been identified as problematic by approximately half of athletic training program (ATP) directors. It is unknown what ATP directors do to improve athletic training student retention. Objective: To identify initiatives that ATP directors use to improve the retention rates of athletic training…

  9. Math Matters: Comparison of the Mathematics Requirements for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Canada

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    Nahornick, Ashley

    2016-01-01

    Education matters. Every year, more students are pursuing postsecondary education. In fact, during the 2012-2013 academic year, over two million students were studying in Canadian postsecondary institutions, making it even more important to ensure that our students are getting the education and training they need to succeed. Notably, it is not…

  10. Embedding Graduate Attributes at the Inception of a Chemistry Major in a Bachelor of Science

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    Windsor, Sarah A. M.; Rutter, Kerry; McKay, David B.; Meyers, Noel

    2014-01-01

    Future employers increasingly require work-ready graduates. Higher education institutions throughout the world have responded through reforming the curriculum of major strands of study to incorporate graduate attributes. In this case study, we explicitly taught graduate attributes, obliged students to practice their newfound capabilities, gave…

  11. An Anti-Deficit Approach to Studying Latino Men's Successful Journey beyond the Bachelor's Degree

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    Sarcedo, Genice M.

    2014-01-01

    Across colleges and universities in the United States, few Latino men are reaching higher education. Saenz and Ponjuan call this phenomenon the ''vanishing" of Latino men in higher education. Much of the literature examining the presence of Latino men in higher education utilizes a cultural deficit approach to explain why students of color…

  12. Five-Year Follow-Up of Bachelor Degree Graduates in Agricultural Education.

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    Birkenholz, Robert J.

    1986-01-01

    This study assessed the occupational status and preparatory experience of recent agricultural education graduates and compared type of experience to postgraduate income. Recent graduates who were teachers reported higher income levels, teachers were more often employed full time, and other students who held Future Farmers of America offices and…

  13. The Effect of Articulation Agreements on Community College Transfers and Bachelor's Degree Attainment

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    Stern, Jonathan M. B.

    2016-01-01

    For more than a century, community colleges have provided a postsecondary education alternative to the traditional, 4-year university. Enrolling disproportionate numbers of both disadvantaged and nontraditional students, the community college sector has seen unparalleled gains in enrollment over the past few decades. Along with these increases in…

  14. Assessing the Competency of Bachelor-Level Behavioral Health Professionals: Implications for Training or Supervision?

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    Newman, Paula Sanders

    2013-01-01

    Governmental organizations, community agencies, and behavioral health consumers are concerned about the competency of behavioral healthcare workers. Studies indicate that education is needed to improve the quality of the behavioral health workforce. The purpose of this study was to examine the competencies workers perceive they need to develop and…

  15. Gauging Academic Growth of Bachelor Degree Recipients: Longitudinal vs. Self-Reported Gains in General Education

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    Herzog, Serge

    2011-01-01

    Most institutional research (IR) practitioners lack access to direct measures of longitudinal student learning, let alone assessment instruments systematically embedded into the curriculum that yield representative cognitive gain data controlling for student motivation. Typically, measures of student learning growth rest on findings from survey…

  16. Laguna-Acoma High School Alumni, Classes of 1964 through 1974, Who Have Earned Bachelor's Degrees.

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    Munro, Fern H.

    Students, families, colleges and funding agencies contributed data to determine the educational status of the alumni of Laguna-Acoma High School in New Mexico. Of the 749 students graduating from the school from its opening in 1964 to 1974, sixty-two students, or 8%, received a baccalaureate degree by August of 1978. New Mexico colleges and…

  17. Bachelor of Science-Engineering Technology Program and Fuel Cell Education Program Concentration

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    Block, David L.; Sleiti, Ahmad

    2011-09-19

    The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology education project has addressed DOE goals by supplying readily available, objective, technical, and accurate information that is available to students, industry and the public. In addition, the program has supplied educated trainers and training opportunities for the next generation workforce needed for research, development, and demonstration activities in government, industry, and academia. The project has successfully developed courses and associated laboratories, taught the new courses and labs and integrated the HFCT option into the accredited engineering technology and mechanical engineering programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). The project has also established ongoing collaborations with the UNCC energy related centers of the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC), the NC Motorsports and Automotive Research Center (NCMARC) and the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability Center (IDEAS). The results of the project activities are presented as two major areas – (1) course and laboratory development, offerings and delivery, and (2) program recruitment, promotions and collaborations. Over the project period, the primary activity has been the development and offering of 11 HFCT courses and accompanying laboratories. This process has taken three years with the courses first being developed and then offered each year over the timeframe.

  18. Needs Assessment--A Construction Management Bachelor of Science Degree in Alaska.

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    Gunderson, D. E.; Ra, J. W.; Schroeder, H.; Holland, H. R.

    2002-01-01

    Responses from 99 Alaskan contractors identified the number of entry-level construction management personnel needed, salaries, and desired skills. Skills identified will be used to develop a construction management curriculum specific to the Alaskan environment. Findings correlate with research predicting supply and demand for graduates nationwide…

  19. Spinsters, Bachelors, and Other Gender Transgressors in School Employment, 1850-1990.

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    Blount, Jackie

    2000-01-01

    Traces the history and experiences of some educators who have transcended gender stereotypes. Presents a historical analysis of how fear of homosexuality emerged among educators and the public and how homophobia has permeated rigid gender-defined roles in school employment. (SLD)

  20. Bachelor's Degree Completion across State Contexts: Does the Distribution of Enrollments Make a Difference?

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    Roksa, Josipa

    2010-01-01

    Growing accountability pressures, accompanied by a lack of readily accessible measures of institutional performance, have led to an increasing focus on graduation rates. Although previous research has illuminated myriad factors influencing students' likelihood of educational success, it has not paid adequate attention to how state contexts may…

  1. Problem Solving and Engineering Design, Introducing Bachelor Students to Engineering Practice at K. U. Leuven

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    Heylen, Christel; Smet, Marc; Buelens, Hermans; Sloten, Jos Vander

    2007-01-01

    A present-day engineer has a large scientific knowledge; he is a team-player, eloquent communicator and life-long learner. At the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the course "Problem Solving and Engineering Design" introduces engineering students from the first semester onwards into real engineering practice and teamwork. Working in small groups,…

  2. HIV/AIDS Educators: The Challenges and Issues for Namibian Bachelor of Education Students

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    McGinty, Sara; Mundy, Karen

    2009-01-01

    The Life Skills course is offered to Namibian students in grades eight through twelve. It includes lessons on HIV/AIDS, imparting information and equipping them with the necessary psycho-social skills to assist in reducing the risk of becoming infected. Teachers are the impetus for the success of the course. As such, research was undertaken to…

  3. Breastfeeding Attitudes and Knowledge in Bachelor of Science in Nursing Candidates

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    Vandewark, Aurora C.

    2014-01-01

    Breastfeeding is an important health topic worldwide, although lack of breastfeeding knowledge is noted among health-care professionals. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes in undergraduate nursing students at the beginning and end of their clinical education. An electronic survey, based on the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale and the Breastfeeding Knowledge Questionnaire, was administered. Attitude scores did not differ significantly between groups. Total knowledge scores between groups differed modestly (p = .006). Correlations between total knowledge and total attitude scores were found (r[89] = .482, p < .000). Respondents reported that nursing education effectively teaches breastfeeding and that breastfeeding advocacy through patient education is a crucial nursing role. PMID:25364217

  4. Breastfeeding attitudes and knowledge in bachelor of science in nursing candidates.

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    Vandewark, Aurora C

    2014-01-01

    Breastfeeding is an important health topic worldwide, although lack of breastfeeding knowledge is noted among health-care professionals. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes in undergraduate nursing students at the beginning and end of their clinical education. An electronic survey, based on the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitude Scale and the Breastfeeding Knowledge Questionnaire, was administered. Attitude scores did not differ significantly between groups. Total knowledge scores between groups differed modestly (p = .006). Correlations between total knowledge and total attitude scores were found (r[89] = .482, p < .000). Respondents reported that nursing education effectively teaches breastfeeding and that breastfeeding advocacy through patient education is a crucial nursing role. PMID:25364217

  5. Validation of a psychometric instrument to assess motivation in veterinary bachelor students.

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    Vandeweerd, Jean-Michel; Dugdale, Alexandra; Romainville, Marc

    2014-01-01

    There are indications that motivation correlates with better performance for those studying veterinary medicine. To assess objectively whether motivation profiles influence both veterinary students' attitudes towards educational interventions and their academic success and whether changes in curriculum can affect students' motivation, there is need for an instrument that can provide a valid measurement of the strength of motivation for the study of veterinary medicine. Our objectives were to design and validate a questionnaire that can be used as a psychometric scale to capture the motivation profiles of veterinary students. Question items were obtained from semi-structured interviews with students and from a review of the relevant literature. Each item was scored on a 5-point scale. The preliminary instrument was trialed on a cohort of 450 students. Responses were subjected to reliability and principal component analysis. A 14-item scale was designed, within which two factors explained 53.4% of the variance among the items. The scale had good face, content, and construct validities as well as a good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha=.88). PMID:25000880

  6. Beyond Bachelor's: The Case for Charter Colleges of Early Childhood Education

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    Mead, Sara; Carey, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    High-quality early childhood education has tremendous potential to improve children's and families' lives. Yet access to such education remains limited, and many early childhood educators lack the skills and credentials to improve quality in the field. To address these issues, advocates and a growing number of states have sought to extend the…

  7. Creativity, Diversity, and Integration: Radical Change in the Bachelor of Music Curriculum

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    Myers, David E.

    2016-01-01

    During 2013-2014, the Task Force on the Undergraduate Music Major of the USA's College Music Society prepared a report entitled "Transforming Music Study from its Foundations: A Manifesto for Progressive Change in the Undergraduate Preparation of Music Majors." The report is a call for increased relevance in undergraduate music studies…

  8. Getting to the Bottom of the $10,000 Bachelor's Degree

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    Kelderman, Eric

    2013-01-01

    In August 2010, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, speaking informally at a technology conference, said technological innovations should be able to lower the cost of college to $2,000 a year. Mr. Gates's comments reportedly caught the attention of Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican of Texas, who came up with his own back-of-the-envelope estimate of how…

  9. The Production of Bachelor's Degrees and Financial Aspects of State Higher Education Policy: A Dynamic Analysis

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    Titus, Marvin A.

    2009-01-01

    Although several studies have examined the extent to which tuition influences college enrollment at the undergraduate level (e.g., Heller, 1999; Kane, 1995, 1999), there is no known research that examines how changes in financial aspects of state higher education policy affect the production of postsecondary degrees. Using state-level data…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  11. Blurred Boundaries: Negotiating a Common Core Subject in a Multi-Faculty Bachelor of Environments

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    Onsman, Andrys; Newton, Clare

    2015-01-01

    In 2008, the University of Melbourne rolled out its restructured undergraduate degree program offerings. Rather than offering a multitude of faculty-specific degrees, the University started to offer a limited number of generalist degrees that serve as developmental pathways to specialist masters programs as well as stand-alone employment…

  12. Transversal Knowledge Formations in Professional Bachelor Education Employing Problem Based Learning (PBL)

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    Larsen, Verner

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes the principles underlying how various knowledge areas blend into transversal formations in two educational contexts employing PBL. Such "transversality" has often been referred to as inter- cross- or trans-disciplinarity. However, these terms are ambiguous, especially in relation to Problem Based Learning. There is a…

  13. Team Teaching in Social Work: Sharing Power with Bachelor of Social Work Students

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    Zapf, Michael Kim; Jerome, Les; Williams, Margaret

    2011-01-01

    Team teaching in social work education usually involves sequential lectures delivered by different instructors--relay or tag-team teaching. Truly collaborative or collegial team teaching involves a committed group of diverse instructors interacting together as equals in the classroom. Having more than one teacher in the classroom confounds…

  14. Comparing Factors of Bachelor's Degree Attainment for First and Continuing Generation Students

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    Hoffman, Holly Gilbertson

    2014-01-01

    Colleges and universities have recently been under great pressure to increase institutional graduation rates, due to a surge in consumer demand for accountability and the use of graduation rates to deter nine effectiveness and funding. Many colleges may choose to achieve higher graduation rates by simply increasing selectivity. However, this…

  15. The cost of the objective structured clinical examination on an Italian nursing bachelor's degree course.

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    Palese, A; Bulfone, G; Venturato, E; Urli, N; Bulfone, T; Zanini, A; Fabris, S; Tomietto, M; Comisso, I; Tosolini, C; Zuliani, S; Dante, A

    2012-05-01

    The OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) is considered the most valid and reliable method for assessing the clinical skills of students training for health professions, but its use is limited by the related high costs. We analyzed the cost retrospectively of using an OSCE designed for second-year students (2009) in our degree course, adopting the Reznick et al. guidelines (1993), which recommend assessing both high-end costs and low-end costs. The high-end costs adopting the OSCE amounted to € 145.23 per student, while the low-end costs were € 31.51 per student. Considering the economic crisis and the cost-containment measures applied also in nursing education, strategies for further reducing costs are discussed. PMID:21470724

  16. A Late Start: Delayed Entry, Life Course Transitions and Bachelor's Degree Completion

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    Roksa, Josipa; Velez, Melissa

    2012-01-01

    While a substantial proportion of students delay entry into higher education, sociologists are only beginning to understand the consequences of this phenomenon for educational attainment. Previous studies have reported a negative relationship between delayed entry and degree completion, but they have not been able to explain it with a range of…

  17. Eyes on the Prize: Students of Color and the Bachelor's Degree.

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    Rendon, Laura I.

    1992-01-01

    Arguing that the community college is a critical institution for students of color, representing hope, opportunity, and often a last chance to succeed, this essay poses and responds to a number of questions concerning the community college's role in promoting minority transfer. First, the essay summarizes the positions of policymakers,…

  18. Information on the Economic--Social Environment as Didactic Material for Bachelor's or Master's Thesis

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    Tamosiunas, Teodoras

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the research is to investigate how particular information from the environment serves as didactic material for students of Siauliai University Faculty of Social Sciences in learning to carry out scientific analysis and theoretical generalization of data in their theses. Methodology: The main sources--Internet databases,…

  19. From Wisconsin to Wyoming and Back Again: The Journey to a Bachelor's Degree and Teacher Licensure

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    Finkel-Hoffman, Susan

    2016-01-01

    Susan Finkel-Hoffman, Ed.D. is the interim director of outreach for the Department of Special and Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a coordinator for the Northern Arapaho Teacher Education Program. In this memior Finkel-Hoffman, recalls the journey of a group of teacher education students which began almost 10…

  20. Effectiveness of Video Podcast in Learning Psychology among Bachelor of Education Students

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    Thiyagu, K.

    2014-01-01

    Most people believe that our schools and colleges are failing to teach kids and youngsters the 21st century skills which they will need in order to succeed in the future (Berger, Edward. 2007). Communication technology, particularly real time and collaborative online communities, represents an enormous draw for teenagers. Doctors no longer use…

  1. Perceptions of the Benefits to Using a Secondary Admissions Process in Professional Bachelor's Athletic Training Programs

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    Bowman, Thomas G.; Mazerolle, Stephanie M.; Dodge, Thomas M.

    2016-01-01

    Context: Some athletic training program (ATP) directors use direct admit, where students are admitted into the ATP directly out of high school. Other ATP directors admit students into the program after a set time period on campus through a secondary admissions process. It remains unknown why ATP directors use various admissions practices.…

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

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    Ferguson, Paul W.; And Others

    1991-01-01

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

  3. Embedding Employability into a Classics Curriculum: The Classical Civilisation Bachelor of Arts Programme at Roehampton University

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    Barrow, Rosemary; Behr, Charlotte; Deacy, Susan; McHardy, Fiona; Tempest, Kathryn

    2010-01-01

    Employability has become a global buzz-word: instructors in higher education are increasingly being called upon to produce highly employable students who will in turn contribute to the financial capital of the country's economy. For vocational subjects and degrees for which clear links to industry may be envisaged (such as IT, Business, Technology…

  4. Examining the Precollege Attributes and Values of Latina/o Bachelor's Degree Attainers

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    Cerna, Oscar S.; Perez, Patricia A.; Saenz, Victor

    2009-01-01

    This article focuses on understanding successful Latina/o college student retention at 4-year institutions. Deficit models fail to consider how Latina/o students use different forms of capital (i.e., social, cultural, economic, and human) in earning a degree. Using data from the UCLA's Cooperative Institutional Research Program, factors associated…

  5. Evaluating the Implementation of the Online Tutorial for the Universitas Terbuka Distance Learning Bachelor Degree Program in Indonesia

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    Zubaidah, Ida

    2013-01-01

    Universitas Terbuka (UT), the Indonesia Open University and the 45th state university in the country, is the only one that uses distance learning as its sole mode of delivery and instruction. Although UT has operated for 28 years, unlike face-to-face classroom-based education, distance education has not been considered as a fully legitimate…

  6. Determinants of Timely Completion: The Impact of Bachelor's Degree Programme Characteristics and Student Motivation on Study Progress

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    Suhre, Cor J. M.; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Torenbeek, M.

    2013-01-01

    Timely completion of university degree programmes is a topic of growing concern to higher education institutions and their students. This paper reports on a study about the impact of degree programme characteristics and student motivation on study progress. The setting for the study is a Dutch law school. Data on degree programme characteristics,…

  7. Towards an Online Bachelor of Information Science Degree Programme in a Nigerian University: Part 2--Lessons from a Market Survey

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    Tiamiyu, Mutawakilu; Ajiferuke, Isola; Longe, Folake; Nwagwu, Williams; Ogunsola, Kemi; Opesade, Adeola; Olatokun, Wole

    2012-01-01

    This is the second of two articles that reports aspects of a study that was undertaken to assess the information industry and job market needs that the curriculum of the proposed programme must target. The first article specified the research problem and objectives, reviewed some key definitions and methodologies that were used, and the findings,…

  8. Partnership in action: a satellite program to expand an existing bachelor of science in nursing education program.

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    Boyle, Andrea; Davis, Harvey; Pritchard, Hilary K; McBride, Marilyn; Orsi, Allen; Scott, Stephani; Kresge, Linda

    2008-01-01

    The nursing shortage affects communities at many levels, from community hospitals to schools of nursing. The authors describe an innovative 4-way partnership involving a community healthcare district, a community hospital, a community college, and a state university. Working together, these partners established a new baccalaureate nursing program based at a community college and also functioning as a satellite of an existing university-based program, which increased the enrollment of baccalaureate nursing students by 50%. Their work could serve as a model for other collaborative efforts to expand nursing education and reduce the shortage of nurses. PMID:18453932

  9. Generation Psy: Student Characteristics and Academic Achievement in a Three-Year Problem-Based Learning Bachelor Program

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    de Koning, Bjorn B.; Loyens, Sofie M. M.; Rikers, Remy M. J. P.; Smeets, Guus; van der Molen, Henk T.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the simultaneous impact of demographic, personality, intelligence, and (prior) study performance factors on students' academic achievement in a three-year academic problem-based psychology program. Information regarding students' gender, age, nationality, pre-university education, high school grades, Big Five personality…

  10. When Do Faculty Inputs Matter? A Panel Study of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Engineering Bachelor's Degree Production

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    Ransom, Tafaya

    2013-01-01

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are widely credited as the primary drivers of economic growth through innovation, with engineering universally identified as especially critical. Yet as other nations have strengthened their engineering talent pools, the United States has struggled to cultivate an engineering workforce…

  11. Development of the Inner Wisdom Development Programs with Buddhist Doctrines to Improvement of Self-Mindedness for Bachelor Educational Students

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    Phusopha, Janphen; Sathapornwong, Patananusorn; Saenubon, Khanchit

    2015-01-01

    To investigate inner wisdom development programs with Buddhist doctrines of 508 educational students and 104 lecturers, a wisdom test, diary short note, interview, and observation were used. The principle of Specific Conditionality; the 5-Aggregates, Rule of 3-Characteristics, and practice of 4- Foundations of Insight Meditation were needed. Inner…

  12. Reactions of Past Students to the Bachelor of Library Science Degree of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

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    Onadiran, G. T.

    1988-01-01

    Reports on a survey of graduates of the library program at Ahmadu Bello University which examined the quantity and quality of graduates, types of libraries in which they are employed, the extent to which the program prepared them to work in various library departments, and their satisfaction with library work. (28 references) (CLB)

  13. Multi-Disciplinary Type Creativity Education for Students from 15 years old to Bachelor Level in College of Technology

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    Yotsuyanagi, Takao; Ikeda, Senri; Suzuki, Katsuhiko; Kobayashi, Hiroshi; Sakuraba, Hiroshi; Shoji, Akira; Itoh, Masahiko

    Creativity is the most fundamental keyword for engineers to solve the various problems in manufacturing products. This engineering “learning” cannot be achieved without the real experiences, especially by the teens who have the curiosity to know everything. New educational program has been innovated in Miyagi National College of Technology. This new curriculum started as “03C” in 2003. It involves two laboratories for mixed-departments type grouping, which intend to cultivate the creative ability for the 2nd year students in College Course and the 1st year students in Advanced Course as Engineering Design. This paper presents the trial of the new educational program on the cultivating creative ability designed for teen-agers, and discusses the processes in detail, results and further problems. This program will progress still more with continuous improvement of manufacturing subjects in cooperative with educational-industrial complex.

  14. Tracking Transfer: New Measures of Institutional and State Effectiveness in Helping Community College Students Attain Bachelor's Degrees

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    Jenkins, Davis; Fink, John

    2016-01-01

    Increasing the effectiveness of two- to four-year college transfer is critical for meeting national goals for college attainment and promoting upward social mobility. Efforts to improve institutional effectiveness in serving transfer students and state transfer policy have been hampered by a lack of comparable metrics for measuring transfer…

  15. Understanding and enhancing the learning experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students in an Australian bachelor of nursing program.

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    Jeong, Sarah Yeun-Sim; Hickey, Noelene; Levett-Jones, Tracy; Pitt, Victoria; Hoffman, Kerry; Norton, Carol Anne; Ohr, Se Ok

    2011-04-01

    The growth in numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse students entering nursing programs in Australia presents challenges for academic and clinical staff, and most importantly the students themselves. In this paper we present the findings from a pilot study designed to explore these issues and to develop strategies to address them. This study used a qualitative explorative approach to gain rich in-depth data. Eleven culturally and linguistically diverse students, three clinical facilitators, and four academic staff participated in focus group interviews. Four major themes emerged: level of English language competence, feelings of isolation, limited opportunities for learning, and inadequate university support. The issues we identified led to a meaningful discussion of the political, financial, social and intercultural context that they are entrapped in. This paper provides educators, clinicians, policy makers and researchers with an insight where and how they commence to break the trap and highlights, the need for further research into the perspectives of Australian students' who study and socialise with their international peers. PMID:21078536

  16. The Graduate Pathways Survey: New Insights on Education and Employment Outcomes Five Years after Bachelor Degree Completion

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    Coates, Hamish; Edwards, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    The development of a strong and vibrant knowledge-based economy is linked in direct ways with successful graduate outcomes. Building evidence-based insights on such outcomes plays an important role in shaping planning and practice. With this broad objective in mind, this article analyses findings from the Graduate Pathways Survey, the first…

  17. From daunting task to new beginnings: bachelor of science in nursing curriculum revision using the new essentials.

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    Kumm, Sharon; Fletcher, Katherine A

    2012-01-01

    Undergraduate curriculum revision is a daunting task, particularly when new accreditation criteria clearly call for substantive changes in how baccalaureate generalist nurses are educated. Using the nine essentials of The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008) and the 109 Essential outcomes, the University of Kansas School of Nursing undergraduate faculty employed three phases of change: (a) understanding, (b) analysis, and (c) design to create an innovative curriculum. Theoretical influences from E. M. Rogers' (2003) Diffusion of Innovations theory, W. Bridges' (2009) work with transitions, and concepts of ownership guided the revision process. Strategies, such as gap analysis, nominal group technique, and word clouds, facilitated faculty transition from the ending of the old curriculum to ownership and beginning of the new curriculum. Inductive methods of faculty perceptions of ideal graduate characteristics and clustering of themes in the 109 Essential outcomes produced five themes: (a) communication/professional development, (b) evidence-based practice, (c) leadership/management, (d) nursing across the lifespan, and (e) population-based health care. A Q-Sort of the Essentials placed all 109 essential outcomes under each of these categories. Essential outcomes within these categories were then interpreted as data points and used as the basis for course design and accompanying credit allocation. A variety of research, theory, and interpersonally sensitive approaches yielded an innovative curriculum reflecting the Essentials and "new beginnings" for the undergraduate faculty. PMID:22459137

  18. Bachelor's Degress Are Best: Higher Qualifications for Pre-Kindergarten Teachers Lead to Better Learning Environments for Children.

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    Whitebook, Marcy

    Throughout the United States, kindergartens receive children with increasingly diverse levels of skills. In order to provide a learning atmosphere that is supportive of all children, prekindergarten teachers must be equipped to adapt to each child's needs. This paper reviews the research on pre-kindergarten teacher quality. The purpose of the…

  19. Challenges to the Implementation of PLAP in Primary Schools: Perceptions of ZOU Bachelor of Educational Management Students

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    Mercy, Kurebwa; Mabhanda, Wilson

    2015-01-01

    The study explored the challenges that impact on the implementation of PLAP in the Primary schools. The research was conducted with teachers who study towards the BEd Management degree with Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) in the Midlands Region. The study used a qualitative research approach and collected data through open ended questionnaires and…

  20. With Bologna in Mind and the Sword in the Hand: The German Bachelor/Master Reform Reconsidered

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    Mause, Karsten

    2013-01-01

    Since the late 1990s, many European countries have adapted their traditional one-cycle curriculum structure in higher education to the two-cycle structure employed in the Anglo-American world. In the large social science literature dealing with this reform phenomenon, the Bologna Process -- starting with the 1999 Declaration of Bologna -- is…

  1. Exploring Student and Advisor Experiences in a College-University Pathway Program: A Study of the Bachelor of Commerce Pathway

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    Percival, Jennifer; DiGiuseppe, Maurice; Goodman, Bill; LeSage, Ann; Hinch, Ron; Samis, John; Sanchez, Otto; Rodrigues, Anna; Raby, Phil; Longo, Fabiola; De La Rocha, Arlene

    2015-01-01

    Currently, there is great interest across Ontario in the expansion of pathway programs between colleges and universities. Through strategic partnerships, two Ontario-based postsecondary institutions (a college and a university) have developed innovative and effective pathway programs that facilitate the transition of students between institutions…

  2. How Much Debt Do Science Bachelor's Degree Recipients Accrue? Data Brief. The Price and Cost of Science Degrees Series

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    Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2013

    2013-01-01

    Concerns over college costs and student debt are at an all-time high. This AIR Data Brief looks into the impact that certain types of institutes, and degree programs (STEM or SBE sciences) can have on a student's potential debt load, particularly among students who are underrepresented in the STEM fields. This data brief is the second of four in…

  3. The Retention and Success of Under-Represented Groups in a Bachelor of Education Program in New Zealand

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    Millward, Pamela; Turner, Rolf; Van Der Linden, Deirdre

    2012-01-01

    For several decades researchers have raised questions regarding factors that enable undergraduate students, particularly those from ethnic minority groups living in low socio-economic areas, to persist with their studies to degree completion. Seeking answers to these questions becomes more urgent as universities around the world enrol increasingly…

  4. Organisation and Management of a Complete Bachelor Degree Offered Online at the University of Milan for Ten Years

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    Milani, Manuela; Papini, Sabrina; Scaccia, Daniela; Scarabottolo, Nello

    2014-01-01

    This paper is aimed at presenting some reflections on organisation and management of SSRI online: an e-learning initiative started at the University of Milan (Italy) in the academic year 2004/05 and offered to students over the last ten years. The initiative consisted in implementing the online version of an already existing three-year bachelor…

  5. The Readiness of Lecturers in Embedding Soft Skills in the Bachelor's Degree Program in Malaysian Institutes of Teacher Education

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    Hassan, Aminuddin; Maharoff, Marina; Abiddin, Norhasni Zainal

    2014-01-01

    This is a preliminary research to obtain information to formulate a problem statement for an overall study of the embedding of soft skills in the program courses in higher learning institutions. This research was conducted in the form of single case and multi-case studies. The research data was attained through mixed methods; the quantitative…

  6. College Expectations for All? The Early Adult Outcomes of Low-Achieving Adolescents Who Expect to Earn a Bachelor's Degree

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    Martin, Anne; Gardner, Margo

    2016-01-01

    Critics of the college-for-all ethos argue that it encourages low-achieving adolescents to develop unrealistically high expectations. This argument posits that low-achievers waste time and money, and risk disappointment and self-recrimination, pursuing college when they are unlikely to complete it. The present study uses two national data…

  7. 76 FR 23273 - Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District; Deschutes National Forest; Deschutes County, Oregon; Mt. Bachelor...

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    ... addresses this need. 2. To balance the capacities and utilization of resort facilities. The existing Rainbow... terrain they serve. Shortening the Rainbow lift alignment, installing the current Sunrise Express... lower elevation and selective thinning above the new catchline. Sunrise Area: Replacing the Rainbow...

  8. Towards an Online Bachelor of Information Science Degree Programme in a Nigerian University: Part 1--Lessons from the Literature and Existing Curricula

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    Ajiferuke, Isola; Tiamiyu, Mutawakilu; Longe, Folake; Nwagwu, Williams; Ogunsola, Kemi; Opesade, Adeola; Olatokun, Wole

    2012-01-01

    Training programmes for the information professions worldwide have been shifting and diversifying the scope of their claimed domains and curricula in order to empower their graduates with diverse knowledge and versatile technical skills required to compete successfully in the highly competitive job markets in the information industries. In line…

  9. Making the Grade through the Front Door: Evaluation and Innovation in a Registered Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

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    Coffey, Sue; Lindsay, Gail M.; Cochrane, Marianne; Cummings, Katherine; Macdonald, Karen; Mairs, Sandra; Sproul, Susan; Bouchard, Shelley; Lulat, Zainab; Salamat, Nadia; Bell, Ronald

    2016-01-01

    Background: Education of nurses from a diploma to a degree is a global phenomenon. However, bridging is often seen as a "backdoor" route to becoming a Registered Nurse and very little evaluation data exists to challenge this notion. Objectives: This research project was undertaken to explore student characteristics, academic performance,…

  10. Transactional Distance as a Predictor of Perceived Learner Satisfaction in Distance Learning Courses: A Case Study of Bachelor of Education Arts Program, University of Nairobi, Kenya

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    Mbwesa, Joyce Kanini

    2014-01-01

    There is a long history of study and recognition of the critical role of interaction in supporting and even defining distance education. Interaction has been identified as key to the success of distance learning. It is key in fostering, supporting and engaging in the learning process. Moore (1989) posits that the physical distance that exists in…

  11. One Year Later: The Status of 1994-95 OSSHE Bachelor's Graduates. Prepared for the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.

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    Oregon State System of Higher Education, Portland. Office of Academic Affairs.

    This study sought to identify what Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) 1994-95 baccalaureate graduates were doing 6 to 12 months following graduation. Results of the study, based on an overall response rate of slightly less than 40 percent (n=2,736), included the following: (1) about 80 percent were employed; 8 percent were continuing…

  12. Is the Community College a Less Expensive Path toward a Bachelor's Degree? Public 2- and 4-Year Colleges' Impact on Loan Debt

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    Canché, Manuel S. González

    2014-01-01

    Policy makers and state representatives have claimed that, compared to the traditional path to a four-year degree, a course of study that begins in the 2-year sector provides a more affordable option. If this is true, then all else equal, 2-year students who obtained a 4-year degree would be expected to have acquired less student loan debt. To…

  13. Professional Manpower and Bachelor's and Graduate Enrollment and Degrees in Agriculture and Natural Resources: Projections to 1980 for the United States and Ohio.

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    Kottman, Roy M.; Geyer, Richard E.

    The comprehensive study, based on 1970 census data and other recent information from a variety of sources, provides assessment of trends and a projection of future States as well as the State of Ohio. Besides meeting the primary end objective of providing a basis for projecting enrollment needs in agriculture and natural resources in the College…

  14. Developing and Implementing a New Online Bachelor Program: Formal Adoption of Videoconferencing and Social Networking as a Step towards M-Learning

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    van Oostveen, Roland; Desjardins, François

    2013-01-01

    The political will to move educational opportunities online is growing for numerous reasons and new mobile technologies are being adopted at unprecedented rates. Such a context presents opportunities to develop online programs and experiments in universities, with new affordances to solve old problems such as access and isolation. This paper…

  15. Reading and Knowledge transfer in Ghana: The Behaviour, Attitudes and Self-Concepts of First-Year Students in Bachelor of Education Programmes

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    Stoffelsma, Lieke; Spooren, Wilbert

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it is an attempt to fill in the blanks on the unexplored map of reading behaviours, attitudes, and self-concept of teacher education students in Ghana. Secondly, it investigates whether the negative perceptions of lecturers from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the University of Education Winneba…

  16. Examining the Academic Persistence Behaviors of American Indian Transfer Students and the Implications of These on the Pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree

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    Bass, James Michael

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the experiences of American Indian college students and graduates while transferring from a community college to a university. Utilizing a combination of data requests and faculty recommendations, three groups of students were recruited for participation in the study. Online surveys and…

  17. Physics Bachelor's Initial Employment: Data from the Degree Recipient Follow-Up Survey for the Classes of 2009 and 2010. Focus On

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    Tesfaye, Casey Langer; Mulvey, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    Each fall the Statistical Research Center conducts its Survey of Enrollments and Degrees, which asks all degree-granting physics and astronomy departments in the U.S. to provide information concerning the numbers of students they have enrolled and counts of recent degree recipients. In connection with this survey, the authors ask for the names and…

  18. Bridging the Gap: Understanding, Anticipating, and Responding to the Needs of Student Veterans in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

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    Stowers, Larry Michael

    2014-01-01

    The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) of 2008 and the Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Act of 2008 have afforded veterans the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education. Since October 2001, over 2 million American men and women in uniform have deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation…

  19. Impact of "Grassroots on Work" (GROW) Extension Program to the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Students' Sense of Civic Responsibility

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    Paga, Mark Leo Huit

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the medium term effect of service-learning program or "Grassroots on Work" extension program to civic responsibility of AB Political Science students. Methodology: This study employed an impact evaluation research design and both qualitative and quantitative. The data on goals and…

  20. Work-Life Earnings by Field of Degree and Occupation for People with a Bachelor's Degree: 2011. American Community Survey Briefs. ACSBR/11-04

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    Julian, Tiffany

    2012-01-01

    Individuals make a variety of choices over the course of their careers that impact their earning potential. These choices include how far to go in school, what to study in school, and what job to take. This brief explores the relationship between how far one goes in school (educational attainment) and how much money one might make over the course…

  1. Impact of Binding Study Advice on Study Behavior and Pre-University Education Qualification Factors in a Problem-Based Psychology Bachelor Program

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    de Koning, Björn B.; Loyens, Sofie M. M.; Rikers, Remy M. J. P.; Smeets, Guus; van der Molen, Henk T.

    2014-01-01

    In the Netherlands, university programs increasingly use the binding study advice (BSA) to select students after the first year. Students with insufficient progress after the first year and who therefore do not conform to pre-defined BSA norms have to quit their program. This study investigated whether the introduction of the BSA is associated…

  2. Preparing nursing students for the future: Development and implementation of an Australian Bachelor of Nursing programme with a community health focus.

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    Cooper, Simon; Cant, Robyn; Browning, Mark; Robinson, Eddie

    2014-01-01

    Abstract This paper focuses on changes in the educational preparation of undergraduate nurses in line with contemporary primary and preventative healthcare models. We evaluated a new Australian nursing and community care degree programme using focus groups with 38 students in their first years of study, and quantitative performance data (regarding entry, performance and course attrition). Four main themes were identified related to students' course experience: 'I think community health should be an elective'; 'Focus on relevance to practice'; 'Teaching by non-nursing academics' and 'Access to support during transition to university.' Overall pass rates were 94% (first year) and 97% (second year) with a low 11% attrition rate. We conclude that based on prior experiences and stereotypical views, students may be ambivalent about the inclusion of primary and preventative care models which nevertheless are essential to enhance practice and to prepare the future nursing workforce. PMID:25549746

  3. Preparing nursing students for the future: development and implementation of an Australian Bachelor of Nursing program with a community health focus.

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    Cooper, Simon; Cant, Robyn; Browning, Mark; Robinson, Eddie

    2014-10-27

    Abstract This paper focuses on changes in the educational preparation of undergraduate nurses in line with contemporary primary and preventative healthcare models. We evaluated a new Australian nursing and community care degree program using focus groups with 38 students in their first years of study, and quantitative performance data (regarding entry, performance and course attrition). Four main themes were identified related to students' course experience: 'I think community health should be an elective'; 'Focus on relevance to practice'; 'Teaching by non-nursing academics' and 'Access to support during transition to university'. Overall pass rates were 94% (1st year) and 97% (2nd year) with a low 11% attrition rate. We conclude that based on prior experiences and stereotypical views, students may be ambivalent about the inclusion of primary and preventative care models which nevertheless are essential to enhance practice and to prepare the future nursing workforce. PMID:25346214

  4. Comparing Perceptions of Teamness between Adult, First- and Second-Generation Mexican American and All Other Students Enrolled in a Cohort-Based, Accelerated, Bachelor's Degree Program

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    Lincoln, Tami

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference in the perception of the degree of teamness, as measured by the Characteristics of Effective Teams Survey (Harvey & Drolet, 2004), interviews, and archival data, between adult first- and second-generation Mexican American students and adult non-first- and…

  5. Teacher Career Choices: Timing of Teacher Careers among 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2008-153

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    Anderson, Sharon E.

    2008-01-01

    This report examines the timing of teaching careers of 1992-93 college graduates at three points during the 10 years after graduation. It answers questions about the characteristics of graduates who enter and leave teaching, focusing specifically on their demographic characteristics, academic preparation, teacher working conditions, and…

  6. Where Are Students Getting Science Bachelor's Degrees? What Are They Paying? Data Brief. The Price and Cost of Science Degrees Series

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    Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This AIR Data Brief examines where STEM and SBE majors are earning their degrees and what these students typically pay for their undergraduate education, with special emphasis on underrepresented minority populations. Students are seeking more affordable options, the brief finds, but student loan debt is a growing concern for broaden participation…

  7. Factors That Contribute to a Successful Nursing Student's Decision to Withdraw from a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program before Graduation

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    Randall, Shelly

    2013-01-01

    There is an extreme shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States (U.S.). This shortage is projected to grow to 260,000 RNs by the year 2025 (American Association of Colleges Nursing [AACN], 2010a). In order to meet the current and future health care needs of the population of the U.S., nursing schools would have to graduate at least…

  8. A Survey of a Study on the Reasons Responsible for Student Dropout from the Bachelor of Science Programme at Indira Gandhi National Open University

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    Fozdar, Bharat Inder; Kumar, Lalita S.; Kannan, S.

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents a report on students who decided to drop out of the BSc program offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). This study was designed to determine the reasons leading to students' decisions to withdraw from the program. Identified and reported in this study are nine major reasons leading to drop out. Results of…

  9. "Distance Learning" or "Learning at a Distance"? Case Study of an Education Initiative to Deliver an In-Service Bachelors Degree in Zambia

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    Smith, Christopher J.

    2010-01-01

    In 1998, as part of what was then Zambia's Department of Technical Education and Vocational Training's (DTEVT) human resources capacity building initiative, under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Vocational Training (MSTVT), donor funding was secured to provide degree-level training for key teachers and managers within the technical…

  10. Policy Options for Use of Media Directed to Increase the Supply of Bachelors Educated Nurses in the U.S.A.

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    Kloc, Michelle L.

    2010-01-01

    The national nursing shortage poses health risks to patients and the community. One approach used to mitigate the shortage is increasing interest in nursing as a desirable career among high school and college-age individuals. One method used to promote nursing as a career is via promotional advertisements in media (i.e. television, internet,…

  11. Digital Voting Systems and Communication in Classroom Lectures--An Empirical Study Based around Physics Teaching at Bachelor Level at Two Danish Universities

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    Mathiasen, Helle

    2015-01-01

    Studies on the use of digital voting systems in large group teaching situations have often focused on the "non-anonymity" and control and testing functions that the technology provides. There has also been some interest in how students might use their votes tactically to gain "credits". By focusing on an empirical study of…

  12. Bachelor of What, Master of Whom? The Humboldt Myth and Historical Transformations of Higher Education in German-Speaking Europe and the US

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    Ash, Mitchell G.

    2006-01-01

    Public debate on higher education reform today is dominated by competing views about what higher education institutions, particularly universities, are or should become. To a surprising extent, these views are based upon highly simplified characterisations of university history. The claims in question have been repeated so often that they have…

  13. Physics Bachelor's One Year after Degree: Data from the Degree Recipient Follow-Up Survey for the Classes of 2011 and 2012 Combined. Focus On

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    Tesfaye, Casey Langer; Mulvey, Patrick

    2014-01-01

    Each fall, the Statistical Research Center conducts the "Survey of Enrollments and Degrees," which asks physics and astronomy departments to provide information concerning the number of students they have enrolled and counts of recent degree recipients. In connection with this survey, the names and contact information for their recent…

  14. The Degree Qualifications Profile: A Learning-Centered Framework for What College Graduates Should Know and Be Able to Do to Earn the Associate, Bachelor's or Master's Degree

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    Adelman, Cliff; Ewell, Peter; Gaston, Paul; Schneider, Carol Geary

    2014-01-01

    Since its publication in January 2011 as the beta Degree Qualifications Profile (see ED515302), the DQP has proved its usefulness to higher education institutions and associations from coast to coast. More than 400 colleges and universities have used the DQP. Its applications have been as diverse as the variety of missions of higher education.…

  15. A Profile of Successful Pell Grant Recipients: Time to Bachelor's Degree and Early Graduate School Enrollment. Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2009-156

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    Wei, Christina Chang; Horn, Laura

    2009-01-01

    In 2006-07, the federal government awarded over $13 billion in Pell Grants to more than 5 million undergraduate students (U.S. Department of Education 2007). The goal of the Pell Grant program is to help students with financial need enroll in and graduate from college by providing them with a basic foundation of financial aid, to which they may…

  16. Reflections on the Efficacy of a Constructivist Approach to Teaching and Learning in a First-Year Bachelor of Environmental Management Topic

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    Szili, Gertrude; Sobels, Jonathan

    2011-01-01

    The dynamism of Environmental Management in the 21st century has predicted the need for students to emerge from tertiary programmes with a set of skills that are functional and more widely applicable in the contemporary workplace. To foster the development of such tools and skill sets, there has been an increasing trend amongst teaching…

  17. The Perceived Degree Satisfaction and Job Preparedness of On-Campus and Distance Campus Graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program at Mississippi State University

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    Busby, Michael Kevin

    2012-01-01

    Research suggests that perceived degree satisfaction and perceived job preparedness are related to positive experiences from undergraduate degree programs. Research also suggests that perceived levels of degree satisfaction and job preparedness may vary based on whether the student was a traditional or nontraditional student. Therefore the purpose…

  18. [Planning and application of a valutation methodology in UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 quality system, for the analysis satisfaction level of third-year student University of Bologna, Bachelor of Nursing Course, CRI School of Nursing formative section].

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    Bernardi, M G; Scalorbi, Sandra; Burrai, Francesco

    2007-01-01

    The quality of nursing assistance is closely related to the quality of training. In the certification UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 in 2004 of the Bologna nursing school regarding Planning and performance of theoretical-practical nursing training a continual improvement of the product/service is implicit. A method was therefore devised to evaluate the degree of satisfaction in third-year nursing students in Bologna which demonstrated a medium/high level of satisfaction regarding all teaching-related procedures. By monitoring satisfaction levels , it is possible to identify any critical areas and to implement improvement where needed. PMID:17825218

  19. Technical Writing in Academe and in Industry: A Study Undertaken Preliminary to the Proposal of a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Technical Communications to be Offered by the Humanities Department, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

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    Sanders, Scott Patrick

    The results of a survey of technical writing and editing, as they are taught in academe and practiced in industry, are presented in this report. The introduction explains that the survey was conducted by the humanities department of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, as the principal research preliminary to the proposal of a…

  20. Sustainable development as a challenge for undergraduate students: the module "Science bears responsibility" in the Leuphana bachelor's programme : commentary on "a case study of teaching social responsibility to doctoral students in the climate sciences".

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    Michelsen, Gerd

    2013-12-01

    The Leuphana Semester at Leuphana University Lüneburg, together with the module "Science bears responsibility" demonstrate how innovative methods of teaching and learning can be combined with the topic of sustainable development and how new forms of university teaching can be introduced. With regard to module content, it has become apparent that, due to the complexity of the field of sustainability, a single discipline alone is unable to provide analyses and solutions. If teaching in higher education is to adequately deal with this complexity, then it is necessary to develop inter- and transdisciplinary approaches that go beyond a purely specialist orientation. PMID:24158523

  1. Ten Years after College: Comparing the Employment Experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients with Academic and Career-Oriented Majors. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2008-155

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    Choy, Susan P.; Bradburn, Ellen M.

    2008-01-01

    This report examines college graduates' work experiences in the first 10 years after they graduated. It describes their labor force status, employment stability and intensity, occupations and industries, salaries and benefits, and perceptions about their jobs. The report focuses on differences across undergraduate majors, comparing the…

  2. Educating Future Accountants: Alternatives for Meeting the 150-Hour Requirement.

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    Renner, Celia; Tanner, Margaret

    2001-01-01

    Responses from 19% of 2,000 accountants in states with 150-hour education requirement indicated their preference for the following options: bachelor's degree in accounting/master's in taxation, bachelor's in accounting/management information systems, bachelor's in accounting, master of business administration, accounting bachelor's and master's,…

  3. 45 CFR 86.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... plant or other comparable, geographically separate facility to which Federal financial assistance is...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  4. 34 CFR 106.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... services, or parks and recreation; or (ii) The entire plant or other comparable, geographically separate... study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a...

  5. 45 CFR 86.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... plant or other comparable, geographically separate facility to which Federal financial assistance is...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  6. 15 CFR 8a.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  7. 29 CFR 36.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  8. 22 CFR 229.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  9. 29 CFR 36.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  10. 22 CFR 229.105 - Definitions.

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    2014-04-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  11. 10 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such... bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any...

  12. 29 CFR 36.105 - Definitions.

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    2012-07-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  13. 15 CFR 8a.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  14. 15 CFR 8a.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  15. 34 CFR 106.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... proceeds of the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the... study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a...

  16. 45 CFR 2555.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  17. 41 CFR 101-4.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  18. 6 CFR 17.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... institution that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree,...

  19. 45 CFR 2555.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  20. 13 CFR 113.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  1. 41 CFR 101-4.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  2. 7 CFR 15a.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  3. 44 CFR 19.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  4. 49 CFR 25.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... proceeds of the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  5. 10 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such... bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any...

  6. 13 CFR 113.105 - Definitions.

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    2014-01-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  7. 44 CFR 19.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  8. 45 CFR 86.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... property, and the proceeds of the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  9. 43 CFR 41.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  10. 34 CFR 106.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... proceeds of the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the... study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a...

  11. 7 CFR 15a.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  12. 31 CFR 28.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  13. 7 CFR 15a.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  14. 31 CFR 28.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  15. 44 CFR 19.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  16. 43 CFR 41.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  17. 22 CFR 229.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  18. 49 CFR 25.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... proceeds of the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  19. 40 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  20. 49 CFR 25.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... proceeds of the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  1. 45 CFR 2555.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  2. 40 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  3. 31 CFR 28.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  4. 40 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  5. 41 CFR 101-4.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  6. 6 CFR 17.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... institution that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree,...

  7. 43 CFR 41.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer, properly accounted for to the... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether...

  8. 10 CFR 1042.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth in this 10 CFR...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  9. 10 CFR 1042.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth in this 10 CFR...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  10. 36 CFR 1211.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth at 36 CFR 1211...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  11. Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2014: Results from the 2014 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2015-01-01

    Physics bachelor's degree production has more than doubled since the recent low in 1999 and total enrollments in US undergraduate physics programs continue to increase. The all-time high of 7,526 bachelor's degrees in the class of 2014 represents the 15th consecutive year that the number of physics bachelor's conferred has increased. First-year…

  12. Honors in the Master's: A New Perspective?

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    Van Ginkel, Stan; Van Eijl, Pierre; Pilot, Albert; Zubizarreta, John

    2012-01-01

    In Europe, there is a growing interest in honors education, not only in the bachelor's but also in the master's degree. The Dutch government, for instance, is actively promoting excellence in both bachelor's and master's degrees through honors programs (Siriusteam). Most Dutch universities have honors programs at the bachelor's level or are…

  13. A Paradox of Education Progress. Fact Book Bulletin

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    Marks, Joseph L.

    2010-01-01

    Is the SREB region making progress in whether adults have at least a bachelor's degree? The percentage of adults 25 and older with at least a bachelor's degree rose from 2000 to 2008 in the region--and the percentage without declined. This trend looks like progress. Yet the number of adults without a bachelor's or higher degree increased 4…

  14. Field of Degree and Earnings by Selected Employment Characteristics: 2011. American Community Survey Briefs. ACSBR/11-10

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    Ryan, Camille

    2012-01-01

    This brief provides information about the field or major of bachelor's degrees, earnings, and selected employment characteristics for the population aged 25 and over with a bachelor's degree or higher. Data on field of bachelor's degree was first collected in the American Community Survey (ACS) in 2009. Respondents who reported that their highest…

  15. Theological Higher Education in Liberia: A Case Study of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary

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    Manyango, Wilfred M.

    2012-01-01

    The Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary (LBTS), opened on March 4, 1976, exists to train men and women for Christian ministry. It offers four-year degree programs leading to bachelor of arts in theology, bachelor of arts in religious education, and bachelor of divinity. Three major periods characterized its growth and development. The first, from…

  16. Chapel Hill, Berkeley Head Graduate Rankings.

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    Chemical and Engineering News, 1983

    1983-01-01

    Provides lists ranking the 25 largest producers of bachelor's, certified bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates in chemistry. University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) is the nation's largest producer of bachelor's degree chemistry graduates while the University of California (Berkeley) is the largest producer of Ph.D. chemistry graduates.…

  17. 34 CFR 600.52 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... equivalent to a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or bachelor of nursing in the United States, or to a... that leads to a degree of medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or the equivalent. A... leads to the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine, or the equivalent. A reference in...

  18. 34 CFR 600.52 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... equivalent to a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or bachelor of nursing in the United States, or to a... that leads to a degree of medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or the equivalent. A... leads to the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine, or the equivalent. A reference in...

  19. 34 CFR 600.52 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... equivalent to a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or bachelor of nursing in the United States, or to a... that leads to a degree of medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or the equivalent. A... leads to the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine, or the equivalent. A reference in...

  20. The Meaning of the Numbers.

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    Borden, Victor M. H.

    1997-01-01

    Displays results of an annual ranking of colleges and universities with the highest rates of associate and bachelor's degrees conferred on minority group members, bachelor's degrees by ethnic group (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American) and institution type (white or historically black), and bachelor's degrees conferred on…

  1. Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2013: Results from the 2013 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2014-01-01

    Physics bachelor's degree production has more than doubled since the recent low in 1999, and enrollment in U.S. undergraduate physics programs continues to increase. The all-time high of 7,329 bachelor's degrees in the class of 2013 represents the 14th consecutive year that the number of physics bachelor's conferred has increased.…

  2. Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2011. Results from the 2011 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees

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    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2012-01-01

    The number of astronomy bachelor's conferred in the U.S. continues to climb. The academic year 2010-11 produced more astronomy bachelor's than in any other time in U.S. history. The 408 astronomy bachelor's degrees earned in the class of 2011 more than doubled the class of 2000, and the number of astronomy PhDs conferred (160) is…

  3. 14. INTERIOR OF TYPICAL SLEEPING QUARTERS, BUILDING 208, LOOKING SOUTHEAST. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    14. INTERIOR OF TYPICAL SLEEPING QUARTERS, BUILDING 208, LOOKING SOUTHEAST. - Mill Valley Air Force Station, Bachelor Airmen Quarters, East Ridgecrest Boulevard, Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley, Marin County, CA

  4. Making the Choice: Helping Your Students Explore College Options.

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    Cantor, Jonathan

    2002-01-01

    Notes that for prospective theater majors, the choice between pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts or the Bachelor of Arts degree is crucial to the student's chances of success in college. Discusses how the degrees differ and how to advise students. Includes some questions that prospective students should ask of theatre programs, and notes answers…

  5. Teaching Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics at Three Levels--Experience from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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    Kontogeorgis, Georgios M.; Michelsen, Michael L.; Clement, Karsten H.

    2009-01-01

    According to so-called "Bologna model," many technical universities in Europe have divided their educations into separate 3-year Bachelor and 2-year Master programs (followed by an optional Ph.D. study). Following the "Bologna model," DTU has recently transformed its 5-year engineering education into a 3-year Bachelor (B.Sc.) and a two-year Master…

  6. General Education Requirements in a Community College Baccalaureate RN-to-BSN Program

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    Krupp, Jason Bentley

    2012-01-01

    Increasing demand for nurses with bachelor degrees, the growing culture of accountability in higher education, and the community college baccalaureate phenomena provided the impetus for this study. This ex-post facto quantitative study examined the graduation rates and time to degree of 240 students who were enrolled in a bachelor of science in…

  7. Penalized or Privileged? Sexual Identity, Gender, and Postsecondary Educational Attainment

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    Fine, Leigh E.

    2015-01-01

    Prior literature on educational attainment indicates that there is both a female advantage and an LGB bonus: women are more likely to have earned bachelor's degrees than men, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons are more likely to have earned a bachelor's degree than heterosexuals. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey…

  8. Changing Directions: The Future of Associate Degree Nursing.

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    Dillon, Patricia

    1997-01-01

    The majority of current nursing graduates are associate degree nurses (ADNs). However, recent trends, such as the shift to a worldwide health care market and community/primary care, suggest that a bachelor's degree is better preparation. Ways to increase the mobility of ADNs into bachelor's degree programs are needed. (SK)

  9. California's Future: Higher Education

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    Johnson, Hans

    2015-01-01

    California's higher education system is not keeping up with the changing economy. Projections suggest that the state's economy will continue to need more highly educated workers. In 2025, if current trends persist, 41 percent of jobs will require at least a bachelor's degree and 36 percent will require some college education short of a bachelor's…

  10. Perceptions of Community of Associate Degree Nurse Learners in an RN-to-BSN Online Program

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    Rebar, Cherie R.

    2010-01-01

    Registered Nurses (RNs), when educated in an Associate Degree (AD) program, learn in a face-to-face environment. Today's preferred standard of education for RNs is to achieve a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. For convenience while they continue working, numerous AD-prepared nurses seek online education to complete their Bachelor of Science in…

  11. Admission Scores as a Predictor of Academic Success in the Fiji School of Medicine

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    Ezeala, Christian C.; Swami, Niraj S.; Lal, Nilesh; Hussain, Shagufta

    2012-01-01

    Secondary education in Fiji ends with the Form 7 examination. Predictive validity for academic success of Form 7 scores which form the basis for admission into the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery programme of the Fiji School of Medicine was examined via a cohort of 129 students. Success rates for year 1 in 2008, 2009, and 2010 were 90.7…

  12. Cheap for Whom? How Much Higher Education Costs Taxpayers. Education Outlook. No. 8

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    Schneider, Mark; Klor de Alva, Jorge

    2011-01-01

    Many more factors figure into the cost of a bachelor's degree than just tuition. Depending on the type of college or university, as well as its level of selectivity, taxpayers may contribute a substantial tax subsidy or, in rare cases, receive a moderate net "profit" per bachelor's degree. It is important to consider all of the costs and returns…

  13. The Transfer Moment: The Pivotal Partnership between Community Colleges and Four-Year Institutions in Securing the Nation's College Completion Agenda

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    Handel, Stephen J.

    2013-01-01

    This chapter addresses transfer from a community college to a four-year institution, an important pathway for students seeking the bachelor's degree, especially students from underserved groups. The transfer pathway will be an increasingly important source of bachelor's degree holders as colleges and universities strive to meet President…

  14. Explicit Constructivism: A Missing Link in Ineffective Lectures?

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    Prakash, E. S.

    2010-01-01

    This study tested the possibility that interactive lectures explicitly based on activating learners' prior knowledge and driven by a series of logical questions might enhance the effectiveness of lectures. A class of 54 students doing the respiratory system course in the second year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program in my…

  15. Attitudes of Social Workers in a Welfare Department Toward the Usefulness of Their Education.

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    Goltermann, Glen E.

    The hypothesis of this study is that at the six-months level of employment at the Florida Division of Family Services, social workers with a bachelor of social work (BSW) degree will have a more positive attitude toward the usefulness of their education than those employees in the division of family services holding the bachelor of arts (BA) in…

  16. The Leaking Pipeline: Women Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers in Australia

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    White, Kate

    2004-01-01

    This paper explores the "leaking pipeline" in women's participation rates from Bachelor to postgraduate research programmes. In examining projects at two Australian universities to identify and implement strategies to improve women's participation in research higher degrees, it focuses on three points of "leakage" between Bachelor and Bachelor…

  17. 1994 Initial Employment Follow-Up of 1993 Physics Degree Recipients.

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    Neuschatz, Michael; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    This report presents data from a follow-up survey of new physics graduates who entered the job market in 1993, extending findings first presented in the American Institute of Physics' Bachelors Degree Recipient Report in February 1995. It documents the rising unemployment rate among new physics bachelors and Ph.D. recipients since 1989, as well as…

  18. Gender Segregation in Higher Education: Effects of Aspirations, Mathematics Achievement, and Income.

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    Wilson, Kenneth L; Boldizar, Janet P.

    1990-01-01

    Analyzes the relationships among mathematics achievement levels, income potential, high school aspirations, and the gender segregation of bachelor's degrees. Investigates how gender segregation changed between 1973 and 1983. Concludes that gender segregation is present at the high school and bachelor's levels. Maintains that psychological barriers…

  19. Learning Approaches of Undergraduate Medical Students to Physiology in a Non-PBL- and Partially PBL-Oriented Curriculum

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    Abraham, R. R.; Vinod, P.; Kamath, M. G.; Asha, K.; Ramnarayan, K.

    2008-01-01

    Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus; Manipal, Karnataka, India) conducts the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program, for which the admission intakes are during the months of March and September. The present study was undertaken to study the differences in learning approaches to physiology of undergraduate medical students…

  20. Initial Employment Report: 1992 Physics Degree Recipients. AIP Report.

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    Neuschatz, Michael; Mulvey, Patrick

    Results of the 1991-92 annual survey for 1991-92 on initial employment rates for recipients of doctoral, masters, and bachelors degrees in physics and astronomy are reported. Overall, responses indicated that the job market for recent physics degree recipients remains tight. Other findings include the following: (1) among new bachelors degree…

  1. Failure to Fail in a Final Pre-Service Teaching Practicum

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    Danyluk, Patricia J.; Luhanga, Florence; Gwekwerere, Yovita N.; MacEwan, Leigh; Larocque, Sylvie

    2015-01-01

    This article presents a Canadian perspective on the issue of failure to fail in Bachelor of Education programs. The issue of failure to fail in Bachelor of Education programs is one that had not been explored in any great detail. What literature does exist focuses on the strain that a teacher experiences when s/he mentors a student teacher…

  2. Mortgaging Our Future: How Financial Barriers to College Undercut America's Global Competitiveness. A Report of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance

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    Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Financial barriers in the form of high prices net of all grant aid at four-year public colleges play a critical role in both dimensions of unequal bachelor's degree attainment rates by family income: (1) First, the barriers are a primary cause of low- and moderate-income, college-qualified high school graduates being unable to attain bachelor's…

  3. Developing and Implementing a Combined Chemistry and Informatics Curriculum for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the Czech Republic

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    Jirat, Jiri; Cech, Petr; Znamenacek, Jiri; Simek, Miroslav; Skuta, Ctibor; Vanek, Tomas; Dibuszova, Eva; Nic, Miloslav; Svozil, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Experience developing multidisciplinary bachelor's and master's curricula involving intertwined chemistry, informatics, and librarianship-editorship skills is described. The bachelor's curriculum was created in close cooperation of academic staff, library staff, and the publishing house staff (Institute of Chemical Technology…

  4. Biological Technicians

    MedlinePlus

    ... Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. It is important ... Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. It is important ...

  5. Apply to Succeed: Ensuring Community College Students Benefit from Need-Based Financial Aid

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    Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Community colleges play an important role in bachelor's degree attainment, especially for the most economically vulnerable students. However, the community college pathway to a bachelor's degree is not as strong as that of students who begin at a four-year institution. Strengthening this pathway is a necessary means to improving America's ability…

  6. A Dubious Distinction? The BA versus the BS in Psychology

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    Pfund, Rory A.; Norcross, John C.; Hailstorks, Robin; Aiken, Leona S.; Stamm, Karen E.; Christidis, Peggy

    2016-01-01

    Previous studies have documented small differences between the bachelor of arts (BA) and the bachelor of science (BS) psychology degrees in their general education core requirements, particularly mathematics and science courses. But are there differences between the BA and BS degrees within the psychology curriculum? Using data from the…

  7. Instrument for Evaluation of Teacher Salary Schedules, 1969-70.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.

    This evaluation instrument consists of ten tests checking: 1) Bachelor's degree minimum scheduled salary; 2) spread between bachelor's degree and master's degree levels; 3) amount scheduled for master's degree class at highest step; 4) maximum salary for six years of preparation; 5) maximum salary for highest preparation level not requiring a…

  8. Accounting for Risk of Non-Completion in Private and Social Rates of Return to Higher Education

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    Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Shafiq, M. Najeeb; Trivette, Michael J.

    2013-01-01

    Conventional studies of the private and social rates of return to a Bachelor's degree focus on the earnings difference between Bachelor degree holders and high school graduates, and find that there are large rates of return for degree recipients. The estimates in these studies, however, do not take into account the risk of not completing a degree.…

  9. Relationship of Academic, Physical and Social Self-Concepts of Students with Their Academic Achievement

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    Zahra, Asma-Tuz; Arif, Manzoor H.; Yousuf, Muhammad Imran

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated relationship between self-concept and academic achievement of bachelor degree students. Female students at bachelor were considered the target population. A sample of 1500 students was selected by using two stage cluster sampling technique. An amended form of Self-Descriptive Questionnaire developed by Marsh (1985) was used…

  10. Mentoring Reflective Practice in Pre-Service Teachers: A Reconstruction through the Voices of Australian Science Teachers

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    de Ville, Paul A.

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the formative basis of the professional reflective practice of in-service science teachers through their reconstruction of their pre-service interaction with lecturing staff. It reports through the voice of graduates of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching double degree program of Avondale College, NSW who are currently…

  11. Elementary/Secondary School Teaching Among Recent College Graduates: 1994 and 2001. Statistical Analysis Report. NCES 2005-161

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    Henke, Robin R.; Peter, Katharin; Li, Xiaojie; Geis, Sonya; Griffith, James

    2005-01-01

    New bachelor's degree recipients represent a small but essential component of the U.S. elementary/secondary teacher workforce. This study uses data from the 2000/01 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:2000/01), the spring 2001 follow-up of bachelor's degree recipients who were first surveyed as part of the 1999-2000 National …

  12. 36 CFR 1211.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth at 36 CFR 1211... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  13. 10 CFR 1042.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth in this 10 CFR... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  14. 36 CFR 1211.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth at 36 CFR 1211... the sale or transfer of such property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  15. Use of Wikiversity and Role Play to Increase Student Engagement during Student-Led Physiology Seminars

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    Singh, Satendra

    2013-01-01

    The Undergraduate Medical Program (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) at University College of Medical Sciences (Delhi, India) is a 4.5-yr, intense academic program where physiology is taught in the first year. To make the learning experience enriching, the Department of Physiology organizes four student seminars (two seminars/semester)…

  16. 45 CFR 618.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Definitions. 618.105 Section 618.105 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION NONDISCRIMINATION...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  17. 45 CFR 618.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Definitions. 618.105 Section 618.105 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION NONDISCRIMINATION...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  18. Degrees and Diplomas Conferred upon Indians by South African Universities, 1970-1980. Report O-291.

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    Retief, Z. H. M.; And Others

    Statistical data on trends and degrees and diplomas obtained by Indians at South African universities during the period beginning July 1, 1970 and ending June 30, 1981 are presented by means of tables, graphs, and charts prefaced by a brief narrative summary. The following degrees/diplomas are covered: first bachelor's, honors bachelor's and…

  19. 1+1=3: Cross-Discipline Collaboration Really Adds Up!

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    Breen, Mindy

    2006-01-01

    The Department of Engineering & Design at Eastern Washington University (EWU) offers a bachelor of arts degree in visual communication design and bachelor of science degrees in mechanical engineering technology, manufacturing technology, construction technology, design technology, electrical engineering, computer engineering technology and…

  20. Transfer Is a Key Strategy in Baccalaureate Degree Attainment. Policy Brief

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    Clements-Sampson, Sara; Smith, Andi; Spaulding, Randy

    2006-01-01

    Over the past several decades, a bachelor's degree has become an increasingly important tool for workers interested in pursuing the jobs of tomorrow. For the thousands of students who begin their college careers at community and technical colleges, transfer is essential in realizing their goal of attaining a bachelor's degree and ensuring they can…

  1. Minimum Wage and Community College Attendance: How Economic Circumstances Affect Educational Choices

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    Williams, Betsy

    2013-01-01

    How do changes in minimum wages affect community college enrollment and employment? In particular, among adults without associate's or bachelor's degrees who may earn near the minimum wage, do endowment effects of a higher minimum wage encourage school attendance? Among adults without associate's or bachelor's degrees who may earn near the minimum…

  2. Is Post-Secondary Education in Canada a Cost-Effective Proposition? Working Paper Series. W-01-9E

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    Appleby, John; Fougere, Maxime; Rouleau, Manon

    2002-01-01

    This study provides an overview of the return on investment to post-secondary education in Canada, by gender. In it, three time series are developed respectively on the cost-effectiveness of non-university post-secondary diplomas (1981-1996), bachelor's degrees (1989-1996) and university degrees (1981-1996), including bachelor's, master's and…

  3. Learning Together: A Study of Six B.A. Completion Cohort Programs in Early Care and Education--Year 4

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    Kipnis, F.; Whitebook, M.; Almaraz, M.; Sakai, L.; Austin, L. J. E.

    2012-01-01

    The Learning Together longitudinal study focuses on four counties' efforts to expand bachelor's degree opportunities in early care and education (ECE) for adults currently working in the field. The "student cohort" model--in which small groups of ECE students with similar interests and characteristics pursue a bachelor's degree together, and…

  4. The Envy of Its Peers?

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    Matthews, Frank L.

    2006-01-01

    The Georgia Institute of Technology: 117. North Carolina A&T State University: 145. These numbers do not represent the outcome of a high-scoring basketball game, but rather the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Black engineers at each school in the 2004-2005 academic year, according to Diverse's Top 100 bachelor's degree producers special…

  5. Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2010: Results from the 2010 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2011-01-01

    Academic year 2009-10 produced more astronomy bachelor's than in any other time in US history. The 382 astronomy physics bachelor's degrees earned in the class of 2010 represent a 19% increase from the previous class and an increase of 89% from a decade earlier. The number of astronomy PhDs conferred has remained at around 150 for the last 3…

  6. Anatomy Education in a Changing Medical Curriculum in India: Medical Student Feedback on Duration and Emphasis of Gross Anatomy Teaching

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holla, Sunil Jonathan; Ramachandran, Kalpana; Isaac, Bina; Koshy, Shajan

    2009-01-01

    Authors report here a survey of medical student feedback on the effectiveness of two different anatomy curricula at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Undergraduate medical students seeking the Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (M.B.B.S.) degrees were divided into two groups by the duration of their respective anatomy…

  7. Student Perceptions of Social Learning Space: Designing and Implementing a Co-Operative Assessment Task in Pharmacology

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    Moni, Roger W.; Depaz, Iris; Lluka, Lesley J.

    2008-01-01

    We report findings from a case study of co-operative, group-based assessment in Pharmacology for second-year undergraduates at The University of Queensland, Australia. Students enrolled in the 2005 Bachelor of Science and 2006 Bachelor of Pharmacy degree programs, were early users of the university's new Collaborative Teaching and Learning Centre…

  8. The Process of Updating Engineering Management Science in an Australian Regional University Excellence in Developing E-Learning

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    Ku, H.; Fulcher, R.

    2007-01-01

    The aim of the current paper is to share the processes in revising the courseware of the course of "Engineering Management Science" coded as ENG4004, in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic, Computer Systems, Instrumentation and Control), Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical, Building and…

  9. College Completion: Additional Efforts Could Help Education with Its Completion Goals. Report to Congressional Requesters.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ashby, Cornelia M.

    Because of concerns that not enough students who start college are completing a bachelor's degree, and in response to a Congressional request, the General Accounting Office (GAO) examined the extent to which students who enroll in a 4-year college complete a bachelor's degree and the factors that affect completion. The study also investigated what…

  10. A Descriptive Look at College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Durham, Rachel E.; Westlund, Erik

    2011-01-01

    Earning a college degree increases a person's life outcomes in income, employment, health, and quality of life. The average person with a bachelor's degree earns almost twice as much as a high school graduate and nearly triple that of someone who did not finish high school. The unemployment rate for people with bachelor's degrees is about…

  11. Community College Baccalaureates: Some Critics Decry the Trend as "Mission Creep".

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    Mills, Kay

    Saint Petersburg College (SPC) (Florida) has begun to enroll students in bachelor's degree programs in education and technology management, and a B.S. program in nursing. This article presents critics' arguments against community colleges offering bachelor's degrees, suggesting that community college B.A.s are inferior degrees, and that offering…

  12. Learning Together: A Study of Six B. A. Completion Cohort Programs in Early Care and Education--Year 3

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    Whitebook, Marcy; Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Almaraz, Mirella

    2011-01-01

    The "Learning Together" longitudinal study focuses on four counties' efforts to expand bachelor's degree opportunities in early care and education (ECE) for adults currently working in the field. The "student cohort model"--in which small groups of ECE students with similar interests and characteristics pursue a bachelor's degree together, and…

  13. Urbana, Chapel Hill Top Graduate Rankings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chemical and Engineering News, 1984

    1984-01-01

    Highlights findings from an American Chemical Society survey on professional training. Includes lists of schools having the most bachelor's, certified bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates during 1982-83. Indicates that the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) was the largest producer of new Ph.D. chemists (N=66) during the period. (JN)

  14. How Colleges Perpetuate Inequality

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    Sacks, Peter

    2007-01-01

    Colleges, once seen as beacons of egalitarian hope, are becoming bastions of wealth and privilege that perpetuate inequality. The chance of a low-income child obtaining a bachelor's degree has not budged in three decades: Just 6 percent of students from the lowest-income families earned a bachelor's degree by age 24 in 1970, and in 2002 still only…

  15. Why the Boys Are Missing: Using Social Capital to Explain Gender Differences in College Enrollment for Public High School Students

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    Klevan, Sarah; Weinberg, Sharon L.; Middleton, Joel A.

    2016-01-01

    In 1960, over 60 % of bachelor degrees were awarded to men. However, the rate of women's college completion has steadily risen and, by 2004, women received nearly 60 % of bachelor degrees. Drawing on the theoretical contributions of James Coleman, this paper examines the ability of social capital to explain observed differences in college…

  16. Investing in America's Future - Why Student Aid Pays Off for Society and Individuals

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    Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2004

    2004-01-01

    A bachelor?s degree has become worth more than $1 million in lifetime earnings, the other economic and social benefits of college are even more important, including increased tax revenues, decreased reliance on public assistance programs, lower unemployment rates, and increased voting, volunteering, and other civic activities. Because a college…

  17. 36 CFR 1211.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth at 36 CFR 1211.... Admission means selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  18. 43 CFR 41.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  19. 45 CFR 618.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    .... Admission means selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  20. 22 CFR 229.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ..., full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  1. 45 CFR 2555.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    .... Admission means selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  2. 41 CFR 101-4.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  3. 45 CFR 618.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    .... Admission means selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  4. 29 CFR 36.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or matriculation in or at an education...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  5. 6 CFR 17.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment... institution that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  6. 10 CFR 1042.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth in this 10 CFR..., special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or matriculation in or at an...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  7. 15 CFR 8a.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  8. 13 CFR 113.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    .... Admission means selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  9. 40 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  10. 31 CFR 28.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  11. 6 CFR 17.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment... institution that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  12. 36 CFR 1211.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth at 36 CFR 1211.... Admission means selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  13. 49 CFR 25.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ..., special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or matriculation in or at an...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  14. 29 CFR 36.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ..., associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or matriculation in or at an education...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  15. 22 CFR 229.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ..., full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  16. 15 CFR 8a.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  17. 41 CFR 101-4.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  18. 40 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  19. 45 CFR 86.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the purpose... institution offering academic study leading to a baccalaureate degree; or (3) An agency or body...

  20. 49 CFR 25.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or matriculation in or at an...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  1. 43 CFR 41.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  2. 7 CFR 15a.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the purpose... institution offering academic study leading to a baccalaureate degree; or (3) An agency or body...

  3. 10 CFR 1042.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., 1682, 1683, 1685, 1686, 1687, 1688). Title IX regulations means the provisions set forth in this 10 CFR..., special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or matriculation in or at an...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not...

  4. 44 CFR 19.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ..., associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or matriculation in or at an education...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  5. 45 CFR 2555.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    .... Admission means selection for part-time, full-time, special, associate, transfer, exchange, or any other... that: (1) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or... professional education); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates...

  6. 44 CFR 19.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., associate, transfer, exchange, or any other enrollment, membership, or matriculation in or at an education...) Offers academic study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading...); or (3) Awards no degree and offers no further academic study, but operates ordinarily for the...

  7. And the Survey Says…

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    White, Susan C.

    2015-04-01

    As we saw last month, over 40% of the students who recently earned bachelor's degrees in physics enter the job market. There are employment opportunities for these graduates in all areas of the economy. When we contact graduates, we ask them where they are working, and we use their responses to compile a list of employers in each state who have recently hired a physics bachelor's degree recipient. We also produce a separate list of firms that have hired three or more physics bachelor's. These lists can be useful tools for students who want to know more about where one can find a job with a bachelor's degree in physics. The lists are available at www.aip.org/whos-hiring-physics-bachelors.

  8. And the Survey Says…

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    White, Susan C.

    2016-05-01

    As we near the close of another academic year, we highlight departments in the United States that consistently award more physics bachelor's degrees than other similar departments. We categorize departments by the highest physics degree they award. Typically, departments that award a doctorate have more faculty members and more students; thus, one would expect these departments to have more undergraduate physics majors than departments that award a bachelor's degree only. During the 2013-14 academic year, we reached out to 743 departments that award a bachelor's degree in physics: 496 offer a bachelor's degree only, 56 offer up to a master's, and 191 offer up to a doctorate. Of the 496 that award a bachelor's degree only, about 18% averaged at least 10 bachelor's degrees per year between 2012 and 2014. Over 30% of the master's-granting departments averaged at least 10 bachelor's degrees per year over this same span. Finally, over 19% of the PhD-granting departments awarded an average of at least 30 bachelor's degrees per year for that time period. On our website, we have lists of the top bachelor's degree-producing departments by highest degree. (See https://www.aip.org/statistics/table4, https://www.aip.org/statistics/table5 and https://www.aip.org/statistics/table6 for the full list of departments by highest degree. Visit https://www.aip.org/statistics/undergraduate for all our data and reports on undergraduate education; updated lists of top bachelor's-producing departments will be available at this link early in the fall semester. Due to space limitations, we cannot list all 155 departments included in these tables, so this list includes the top 5% of departments in each group.

  9. The effects of group type and young silverbacks on wounding rates in western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) groups in North American zoos.

    PubMed

    Leeds, Austin; Boyer, Dawn; Ross, Stephen R; Lukas, Kristen E

    2015-01-01

    In North American zoos, male gorillas are often housed in all-male (bachelor) groups to provide socialization for males not managed in breeding groups. These groups exhibit long-term cohesion and stability and males in bachelor groups are no more aggressive than males in mixed-sex groups. Previous studies have shown that aggression in male gorillas is more directly related to age rather than group type, with young silverbacks (YSB; males 14-20 years of age) having higher rates of aggressive behavior than males of other age classes. Despite this, anecdotal reports have persisted that bachelor groups have higher wounding rates than mixed-sex groups. To assess wounding in zoo-housed gorillas, all instances of wounding across 28 zoos (180 gorillas, 45 social groups) were recorded over a 26 months period via a standardized data sheet. Similar to previous reports, we found age to be an important determinant in wounding. Bachelor groups that contained YSB's had significantly more wounds than bachelor groups without YSB's (U = 14.0, z = -2.193, P = 0.029). There was no difference in wounding rates between mixed-sex and bachelor groups without YSB's (U = 69.5, z = -0.411, P = 0.689). These data further demonstrate the importance of behavioral management of YSB's in zoos and the viability of bachelor groups as a long-term housing solution for male gorillas. PMID:26094937

  10. American Indian and Alaska Native Heart Disease and Stroke

    MedlinePlus

    ... and Stroke Maps Social Determinants of Health Maps Poverty Unemployment High School Education Health Insurance Million Hearts® ... percent have a bachelor's degree or higher. The poverty rate of people who report American Indian and ...

  11. Display graphic depicting the effects of 'Noise Induced Hearing Loss' (NIHL), created as

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2005-01-01

    Display graphic depicting the effects of 'Noise Induced Hearing Loss' (NIHL), created as part of a Cleveland Institute of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis project in cooperation with the NASA Glenn Research Center Acoustical Testing Laboratory

  12. View from northeast to southwest of PAR site sentry station; ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    View from northeast to southwest of PAR site sentry station; formerly the bachelor's enlisted men's quarter (BEQ) - Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex, Sentry Station, North of Second Avenue & West of Electrical Switch Station No. 2, Nekoma, Cavalier County, ND

  13. "Soothing the Savage Breast": Music Therapy as a Career

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Campbell, C. Ricardo

    1975-01-01

    A career in music therapy is discussed--career description, educational training, and employment and earnings. Colleges and universities offering National Association for Music Therapy (NAMT) curriculums for bachelor's and master's programs are listed. (EA)

  14. MSU Adopts Business-Engineering Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chemical and Engineering News, 1973

    1973-01-01

    A program leading to a bachelor of science degree is discussed which combines a required core of engineering studies with application studies in one of four fields: industrial design, business, communication, or social sciences. (DF)

  15. AIBS Report: The Biologist Census

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    BioScience, 1977

    1977-01-01

    Summarizes latest results of AIBS membership census for persons in the biological sciences. Areas of response were disciplinary specialty, employment, and salary. Tables include salaries for males and females by age bracket and by degree (bachelor's, master's, and doctor's). (CS)

  16. The First ECPD Accredited Environmental B. Tech. Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rowe, Donald R.; Russell, John P.

    1975-01-01

    Describes the first bachelor of science program in environmental engineering technology, with objectives of providing adequate training in the control of air, water, and land pollution. Includes a four-year curriculum plan. (MLH)

  17. 38 CFR 23.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  18. 32 CFR 196.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  19. 22 CFR 146.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  20. 38 CFR 23.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  1. 28 CFR 54.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  2. 14 CFR 1253.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  3. 18 CFR 1317.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  4. 14 CFR § 1253.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  5. 28 CFR 54.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  6. 32 CFR 196.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  7. 18 CFR 1317.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  8. 22 CFR 146.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  9. 22 CFR 146.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  10. 18 CFR 1317.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  11. 32 CFR 196.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  12. 38 CFR 23.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  13. 28 CFR 54.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... property, if the Federal share of the fair market value of the property is not, upon such sale or transfer... bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the...

  14. 29 CFR 541.304 - Practice of law or medicine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... and other practitioners licensed and practicing in the field of medical science and healing or any of... bachelors of science in optometry). (c) Employees engaged in internship or resident programs, whether or...

  15. 29 CFR 541.304 - Practice of law or medicine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... and other practitioners licensed and practicing in the field of medical science and healing or any of... bachelors of science in optometry). (c) Employees engaged in internship or resident programs, whether or...

  16. 29 CFR 541.304 - Practice of law or medicine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... and other practitioners licensed and practicing in the field of medical science and healing or any of... bachelors of science in optometry). (c) Employees engaged in internship or resident programs, whether or...

  17. FACILITY 814, SOUTHEAST SIDE AND REAR, SHOWING COURTYARD BETWEEN WINGS, ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    FACILITY 814, SOUTHEAST SIDE AND REAR, SHOWING COURTYARD BETWEEN WINGS, OBLIQUE VIEW FACING WEST. - Schofield Barracks Military Reservation, Bachelor Officers' Quarters Type, Between Grimes & Tidball Streets near Ayres Avenue, Wahiawa, Honolulu County, HI

  18. INTERIOR VIEW OF A TYPICAL ROOM (ROOM NO. 209), FACING ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW OF A TYPICAL ROOM (ROOM NO. 209), FACING NORTH. THE SINK AND MIRROR MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION. - U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Bachelor Officer Quarters, Dealy Circle, Pearl City, Honolulu County, HI

  19. 20 CFR 656.3 - Definitions, for purposes of this part, of terms used in this part.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... means an official of the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration... bachelor's or higher degree is a usual education requirement. A beneficiary of an application for...

  20. 20 CFR 656.3 - Definitions, for purposes of this part, of terms used in this part.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... means an official of the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration... bachelor's or higher degree is a usual education requirement. A beneficiary of an application for...

  1. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF BUILDING 459 LOOKING ALONG WALNUT AVENUE; CAMERA ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF BUILDING 459 LOOKING ALONG WALNUT AVENUE; CAMERA FACING SOUTH - Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Bachelor Enlisted Quarters & Offices, Walnut Avenue, east side between D Street & C Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

  2. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF BUILDING 459 LOOKING ALONG WALNUT AVENUE, SHOWING ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF BUILDING 459 LOOKING ALONG WALNUT AVENUE, SHOWING WEST ELEVATION. CAMERA FACING SOUTH - Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Bachelor Enlisted Quarters & Offices, Walnut Avenue, east side between D Street & C Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

  3. Individualized Development Plan for Female Electronic Technicians.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whyte, Helena; D'Anna, Lee

    1991-01-01

    At Los Alamos National Laboratory, 17 female electronic technicians participated in an individual development plan involving mentoring, basic education, and technical training. Four have been promoted, six are pursuing associate or bachelor's degrees, and two are pursuing certification. (SK)

  4. Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2011: Results from the 2011 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2012-01-01

    Academic year 2010-11 produced 2 new all-time highs for physics bachelor's and physics PhDs conferred in the U.S. The 6,296 physics bachelor's degrees earned in the class of 2011 represent a 73% increase from a recent low in the class of 1999 twelve years earlier. The 1,688 PhDs in the class of 2011 is up 55% from a recent low 7 years earlier.…

  5. 1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03). Methodology Report. NCES 2006-166

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wine, Jennifer S.; Cominole, Melissa B.; Wheeless, Sara; Dudley, Kristin; Franklin, Jeff

    2005-01-01

    This report describes the procedures and results of the full-scale implementation of the B&B:93/03 study. Students who earned a bachelor's degree in 1992-93 were first interviewed in 1993 and then subsequently in 1994 and 1997. This is the final follow-up interview of the B&B:93 cohort, 10 years following completion of the bachelor's degree. The…

  6. Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2012: Results from the 2012 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2013-01-01

    The number of physics degrees earned in the U.S. continues to rise, with bachelor's and PhDs yet again reaching all-time highs. The 6,776 physics bachelor's degrees awarded in the 2011-2012 academic year represent an 8% increase over the previous year and an 86% increase from a recent low in 1999. Similarly, the number of PhDs (1,762) in…

  7. Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2012: Results from the 2012 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2013-01-01

    The U.S. has experienced a sharp increase in the number of bachelor astronomy degrees awarded in recent years with about twice as many degrees now being awarded than a decade ago. There were 385 astronomy bachelor's degrees awarded in the 2011-12 academic year. The number of astronomy PhDs awarded in recent years is up about 50% from a decade…

  8. Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2010: Results from the 2010 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nicholson, Starr; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2011-01-01

    Academic year 2009-10 produced more physics bachelor's and more physics PhDs than in any other year in US history. The 6,017 physics bachelor's degrees earned in the class of 2010 represent a 65% increase from the class of 1999 eleven years earlier. The 1,558 PhDs in the class of 2010 is up 43% from a recent low 6 years earlier. Non-US citizens…

  9. "The Internship Experience"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davidson, Josie

    2011-01-01

    The author is in her final year of her double degree--Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. She has just completed her internship of 11 weeks, broken into a 5 week block in Term 2 and a 6 week block in Term 4, at Northern Plains High School. In this article, the author shares her internship…

  10. Motivators and barriers to returning to school: RN to BSN.

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    Romp, Celeste R; Kiehl, Ermalynn M; Bickett, Anette; Bledsoe, Sarah F; Brown, Debbie S; Eitel, Stephanie B; Wall, Mary Patricia

    2014-01-01

    With national emphasis on increasing baccalaureate-prepared nurses, the role of the staff development educator of promoting lifelong learning is ideal for advising and mentoring non-bachelor's-prepared nurses to return to school. However, an understanding of the motivators and barriers for nurses to return to school is essential for success. A descriptive correlational research study was completed to determine the motivators and barriers of returning to school for registered nurses without a bachelor's degree. PMID:24658040

  11. And the Survey Says…

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    White, Susan C.

    2014-12-01

    In the class of 2013, a record number of students earned bachelor's degrees in physics: 7,363. This is more than double the number of students doing so only 14 years earlier. Over the same time period, the total number of bachelor's degrees awarded in all disciplines was up also, but only by about 40%. The graph shows the number of students earning a bachelor's degree in physics since 1955. Between 1955 and the early 1960s, the number of undergraduates earning degrees in physics grew rapidly. After a brief downward turn in the middle of the decade, the number peaked at 5,975 in 1969. Thirty years later, it reached a low of 3,646 students in 1999. Every fall, the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics reaches out to all of the departments that award at least a bachelor's degree in physics. The departments graciously provide data on enrollments in introductory courses and the number of students earning degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. In January, we will look at under-represented minorities among physics faculty members. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Susan White at the Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics (swhite@aip.org).

  12. And the Survey Says…

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    White, Susan C.

    2015-01-01

    In the class of 2013, a record number of students earned bachelor's degrees in physics: 7,363. This is more than double the number of students doing so only 14 years earlier. Over the same time period, the total number of bachelor's degrees awarded in all disciplines was up also, but only by about 40%. The graph shows the number of students earning a bachelor's degree in physics since 1955. Between 1955 and the early 1960s, the number of undergraduates earning degrees in physics grew rapidly. After a brief downward turn in the middle of the decade, the number peaked at 5,975 in 1969. Thirty years later, it reached a low of 3,646 students in 1999. Every fall, the Statistical Research Center at the American Institute of Physics reaches out to all of the departments that award at least a bachelor's degree in physics. The departments graciously provide data on enrollments in introductory courses and the number of students earning degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. In January, we will look at under-represented minorities among physics faculty members. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Susan White at the Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics (swhite@aip.org).

  13. “Bare Branches” and the Marriage Market in Rural China: Preliminary Evidence from a village-level survey1

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    Jin, Xiaoyi; Liu, Lige; Li, Yan; Feldman, Marcus W.; Li, Shuzhuo

    2015-01-01

    Using data from a village survey in rural China, this study explores the relationships between current prevalence of involuntary bachelorhood and its causes and social consequences at the village level. We find that bachelors, inter-county marriage and marriage fraud exist in all regions, and are expected to become more frequent with the increasing surplus of males born after 1980 entering the marriage market. The marriage squeeze and social problems related to the bachelors are more serious in less-developed western villages, and heterogeneity within central villages is significant. Economic and socio-demographic factors are shown to be the major causes of the prevalence of bachelors at the village level in contemporary rural China. Our findings confirm the negative consequences of the marriage squeeze, and effective policies are urgently needed to respond to and prevent more negative consequences of gender imbalance in the foreseeable future. PMID:26213641

  14. AIP Career Pathways

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    Palchak, Amanda

    2012-02-01

    American Institute of Physics (AIP) Career Pathways is a new project funded by the National Science Foundation. One of the goals of AIP Career Pathways is to prepare students to compete for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers with a bachelor's degree in physics. In order to do so, I reviewed and compiled useful resources on finding a STEM career with a bachelor's degree in physics. These resources not only supply the job seeker with job postings in STEM careers but also provide them with information on resumes, interviewing skills, and networking. Recently at the 2011 Industrial Physics Forum, I interviewed companies in the private sector to obtain a unique perspective on what types of skills potential employers expect an applicant to posses with a bachelor's degree in physics. Ultimately, these components will be used as supplements at student career workshops held at annual Society of Physics Students Zone Meetings.

  15. Examining sexism in the geosciences

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    Simarski, Lynn Teo

    Do women geoscientists face worse obstacles because of their gender than women in other sciences? A recent survey by the Committee on Professionals in Science and Technology showed that women with geoscience bachelor's degrees start off at only 68% of their male colleagues' salaries, much lower than women in biology (92%), engineering (102%), chemistry (103%), and physics (111%).Women still lag behind men in geoscience degrees as well. In 1990, women received about one-third of geoscience bachelor's degrees, one-quarter of masters, and about one-fifth of Ph.D.'s, reports the American Geological Institute. In the sciences overall, women received about half of bachelor's degrees, 42% of masters, and about a third of Ph.D.'s in 1989, according to the National Research Council.

  16. Rural-Nonrural Disparities in Postsecondary Educational Attainment Revisited

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    Byun, Soo-yong; Meece, Judith L.; Irvin, Matthew J.

    2013-01-01

    Using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study, this study revisited rural-nonrural disparities in educational attainment by considering a comprehensive set of factors that constrain and support youth's college enrollment and degree completion. Results showed that rural students were more advantaged in community social resources compared to nonrural students, and these resources were associated with a significant increase in the likelihood of bachelor's degree attainment. Yet results confirmed that rural students lagged behind nonrural students in attaining a bachelor's degree largely due to their lower socioeconomic background. The findings present a more comprehensive picture of the complexity of geographic residence in shaping college enrollment and degree attainment. PMID:24285873

  17. Transforming student perspectives through reflective writing.

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    Ruland, Judith P; Ahern, Nancy R

    2007-01-01

    One of the primary goals of registered nurse-to-bachelor of science in nursing education is to help registered nurses see things in a new way or to transform their perspective. A package of 4 commonly used reflective writing activities used before, during, and after class is described as it is used for perspective transformation. This learning package goal is to push registered nurse-to-bachelor of science in nursing students in their first course to consider new ways of thinking about their practice and their education. PMID:17496824

  18. Differences in STEM degree attainment by region, ethnicity, and degree type

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    Koledoye, Kimberly A.

    Purpose One purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which a difference was present in the STEM degree attainment of all students and particularly of URMs between the 2001 and the 2009 academic year. The second purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which a difference was present in the attainment of STEM associate degrees and bachelor degrees of all students and particularly of URMs awarded between the 2001 and the 2009 academic year. Another purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which a difference existed in STEM associate degree and STEM bachelor degree attainment among geographic regions between the 2001 and the 2009 academic years. The extent to which a difference existed in the STEM bachelor degree and associate degree attainment of URMs among geographic regions between the 2001 to the 2009 academic year was ascertained. The final purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which a difference was present in STEM associate degree and bachelor degree attainment of all students and particularly URMs as a function of degree type between the 2001 academic year and the 2009 academic year. Methodology Archival data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System were utilized to compare STEM degree attainment for regions, regions for URMs, STEM degree attainment overall and for URMs, STEM degree attainment classified by associate degrees and bachelor degrees for all students and URMs, and STEM degree attainment of associate degrees and bachelor degrees for all students and URMs by specific degree type between 2001 and 2009. Findings In this non-experimental causal comparative investigation, statistically significant differences were revealed in 95 of the 165 comparisons. Declining associate degree attainment was concerning, particularly in the computer and information sciences and engineering and engineering technologies. Moderate increases were determined in bachelor degree attainment with statistically

  19. And the Survey Says…

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    White, Susan C.

    2015-03-01

    Each year we attempt to contact each person who received a bachelor's degree in physics one year earlier to ask them what they are doing. New degree recipients typically follow one of two paths: enrolling in graduate school or entering the employment market. For the classes of 2011 and 2012 combined, nearly 60% chose to enroll in a graduate program; almost 40% of those opting for graduate school went into a field other than physics or astronomy. Only 4% of physics bachelor's degree recipients from the classes of 2011 and 2012 were still seeking employment one year after graduation.

  20. First tribal college or university to offer hydrology degree program

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    Dalbotten, Diana

    2012-07-01

    American Indian tribes and tribal confederations exert sovereignty over about 27% of freshwater resources in the United States. Yet only about 20-30 Native American students receive bachelor's degrees in the geosciences each year, and few of those degrees are in the field of hydrology. To help increase the ranks of Native American hydrologists, the Salish Kootenai College (SKC) in Pablo, Mont., now has associate and bachelor of science degree programs in hydrology, the first hydrology and geoscience degree programs offered by any of the Tribal Colleges and Universities in North America. SKC received approval to offer the degree programs from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in 2010.

  1. Teaching Scientists to Communicate: Evidence-Based Assessment for Undergraduate Science Education

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    Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy; Kuchel, Louise

    2015-01-01

    Communication skills are one of five nationally recognised learning outcomes for an Australian Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. Previous evidence indicates that communication skills taught in Australian undergraduate science degrees are not developed sufficiently to meet the requirements of the modern-day workplace--a problem faced in the UK and…

  2. Degrees of Change: Understanding Academics Experiences with a Shift to Flexible Technology- Enhanced Learning in Initial Teacher Education

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    Kehrwald, Benjamin A.; McCallum, Faye

    2015-01-01

    The implementation of technology enhanced learning in higher education is often associated with changes to academic work. This article reports on a study of staff experiences with curriculum development and teaching in multiple modes of blended and online learning in a Bachelor of Education degree. The findings indicate that the changes…

  3. A Values Approach to Business Education in Hong Kong

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    Radbourne, Jeniifer

    2006-01-01

    This paper investigates the learning behaviour, learning environment and learning outcomes of Hong Kong Chinese students enrolled on an Australian university's Bachelor of Business degree course taught by visiting Australian lecturers in Hong Kong. The Chinese students are task-focused and passive learners. They do not demonstrate creative…

  4. The Top 100: Interpreting the Data

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    Borden, Victor M.H.; Brown, Pamela C.

    2004-01-01

    Earning a bachelor's degree marks the end of the college experience for many students of color, but for others it is only the beginning. Those who hope to become a doctor, a lawyer or a college professor know that their undergraduate career was just the starting point and that they still have a long and hard road to tow to attain their ultimate…

  5. Language and Society. Course HP06a: Part Time BA Degree Programme.

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    Griffith Univ., Brisbane (Australia). School of Humanities.

    This course, one of 16 sequential courses comprising phase one of a part-time Bachelor of Arts degree program in Australian Studies, examines a number of theoretical approaches to the study of language, particularly those which place language in a social context. It is designed for independent study combined with tutorial sessions. Chapter 1 is an…

  6. Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Laurentian University

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    Little, Jim

    2007-01-01

    Graduating with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) degree with a specialty in Outdoor Adventure Leadership (ADVL) is a unique reality in Canada offered by Sudbury's Laurentian University. Developed over 20 years ago, the ADVL program has been one of Laurentian's six landmark Human Kinetics programs. From a scholastic perspective…

  7. Vigilance behaviour of the year-round territorial vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) outside the breeding season: influence of group size, social factors and distance to a water source.

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    Torres, M Eugenia Mosca; Puig, Silvia; Novillo, Agustina; Ovejero, Ramiro

    2015-04-01

    We conducted focal observations of vicuña, a year-around territorial mammal, to compare vigilance behaviour between territorial and bachelor males outside the reproductive season. We hypothesized that the time spent vigilant would depend on male social status, considering the potential effects of several variables: sampling year, group size, distances to the nearest neighbour and to a vega (mountain wetland). We fit GLM models to assess how these variables, and their interactions, affected time allocation of territorial and bachelor males. We found non significant differences between territorial and bachelor males in the time devoted to vigilance behaviour. Vigilance of territorial males was influenced by the sampling year and the distance to the vega. In turn, vigilance in bachelor males was influenced mainly by the sampling year, the group size and the distance to the vega. Our results suggest that sampling year and distance to the vega are more important than social factors in conditioning the behaviour of male vicuñas, during the non-reproductive season. Future studies of behaviour in water-dependant ungulates, should consider the influence of water and forage availabilities, and the interactions between group size and other variables. PMID:25680329

  8. Hispanic Transfer in 2-Year Hispanic-Serving Institutions. A White Paper for HACU

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    Nunez, Anne-Marie; Crisp, Gloria; Elizondo, Diane

    2012-01-01

    Community colleges offer Hispanic students a critical gateway to bachelor's degrees, but these institutions also have low transfer rates to four-year institutions. Some research suggests that Hispanic-Serving community colleges have higher Hispanic transfer rates. This paper examines transfer patterns of a national sample of Hispanic community…

  9. First Year Chemistry Laboratory Courses for Distance Learners: Development and Transfer Credit Acceptance

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    Brewer, Sharon E.; Cinel, Bruno; Harrison, Michelle; Mohr, Christina L.

    2013-01-01

    In delivering chemistry courses by distance, a key challenge is to offer the learner an authentic and meaningful laboratory experience that still provides the rigour required to continue on in science. To satisfy this need, two distance general chemistry laboratory courses appropriate for Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) students, including chemistry…

  10. Advancing Virginia: Access, Alignment, Investment. The 2007-13 Strategic Plan for Higher Education in Virginia

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    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 2007

    2007-01-01

    Despite many accomplishments and a widely-praised system, there remain significant challenges to address in higher education in Virginia: (1) Although the state performs well in six-year graduation rates for bachelor degree programs, graduation rates at specific four-year institutions range from the very high end of the spectrum to the very low;…

  11. Reverse Transfer in Australia

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    Moodie, Gavin

    2004-01-01

    This article considers national Australian data on reverse transfer--the transfer of students from bachelor programs or higher to sub baccalaureate programs, institutions and sectors. It finds that previous studies have overstated the prevalence and perhaps also the significance of reverse transfer. The data are not good, but the best conclusion…

  12. Choosing a Research Higher Degree Supervisor: A Framework for Nurses

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    Abigail, Wendy; Hill, Pauline

    2015-01-01

    Nursing is a relatively new discipline in research with a small number of registered nurses holding a research higher degree (RHD). Entry into RHD study for nurses is often via a less direct route than the traditional bachelor's degree through honours to PhD pathway. The supervisor-candidate relationship is an important factor in RHD completions…

  13. Employment Survey 1980. AIP Report.

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    Ellis, Susanne D.

    The employment status of 1980 degree recipients in physics and astronomy was surveyed. For physics degree recipients, the majority of bachelors and masters required two months or less to accept suitable employment, while the majority of doctoral graduates required three months or longer. Information is presented on changes in occupational status…

  14. Research.

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    Zapf, Michael Kim; Pelech, William; Bastien, Betty; Bodor, Ralph; Carriere, Jeannine; Zuk, Gail

    2003-01-01

    Discusses how University of Calgary provides a new model for social work education named the Learning Center. The program provides weekend courses through tribal and community colleges in outlying regions and students are able to maintain employment in their home communities while getting a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree. (MZ)

  15. Development of Visualization of Learning Outcomes Using Curriculum Mapping

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    Ikuta, Takashi; Gotoh, Yasushi

    2012-01-01

    Niigata University has started to develop the Niigata University Bachelor Assessment System (NBAS). The objective is to have groups of teachers belonging to educational programs discuss whether visualized learning outcomes are comprehensible. Discussions based on teachers' subjective judgments showed in general that visualized learning outcomes…

  16. Comparison of Job Expectations Fulfillment of BS and Entry-Level PharmD Graduates in Hospital and Community Practice.

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    Cox, Fred M.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    A survey of randomly selected graduates of seven pharmacy schools revealed that pharmacists generally felt their job expectations were being fulfilled. No differences in overall satisfaction were found between bachelor's and entry-level doctoral graduates in either community or hospital practice, and minimal subscale differences were found.…

  17. Collegiate Aviation Maintenance Training Programs Certified under 14CFR Part 147 that Are Members of the Aviation Technician Education Council

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    Hunt, Terry Lile

    2010-01-01

    Scope and method of study: The purpose of this study was to construct a descriptive analysis of aviation maintenance training programs that confer the Bachelor of Science degree and who are members of the Aviation Technician Education Council. The sample was comprised of the 11 educational programs within the population that met these criteria.…

  18. Testing Group Supervision in Fieldwork Training for Social Work Students

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    Zeira, Anat; Schiff, Miriam

    2010-01-01

    This study monitors group supervision for students' field training in a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) program and compares it with the experience of the students receiving the traditional individual supervision. The experimental group supervision model is implemented in two consecutive years. Students' experiences are compared at three…

  19. Initial Employment Report: Physics and Astronomy Degree Recipients of 2003 & 2004. AIP Report. Number R-282.26

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    Tesfaye, Casey Langer; Mulvey, Patrick J.

    2007-01-01

    This report describes the initial employment and educational paths pursued by physics and astronomy degree recipients at the bachelor's, master's, and PhD levels for the classes of 2002-03 and 2003-04. The report includes starting salaries, primary work activities, ratings of professional challenge and other aspects of initial employment. The…

  20. What Does a College Degree Cost? Comparing Approaches to Measuring "Cost Per Degree". Delta Cost Project White Paper Series

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    Johnson, Nate

    2009-01-01

    What does it cost to provide a bachelor's-level education? This question arises with increasing frequency and urgency as pressure mounts on policymakers and education leaders to increase the education attainment level in the United States, to "Double the Numbers" in some cases. At the same time, the two traditional sources of financing--state…

  1. Job Prospects for Agricultural Engineers.

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    Basta, Nicholas

    1986-01-01

    Discusses the career outlook for agricultural engineers. Explains that the number of bachelor degrees awarded yearly continues to drop, and that the traditional industries that hire agricultural engineers are employing fewer each year. Suggests that future opportunities exist in the areas of information technology, biotechnology, and research. (TW)

  2. Pedagogical Basis of DAS Formalism in Engineering Education

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    Hiltunen, J.; Heikkinen, E.-P.; Jaako, J.; Ahola, J.

    2011-01-01

    The paper presents a new approach for a bachelor-level curriculum structure in engineering. The approach is called DAS formalism according to its three phases: description, analysis and synthesis. Although developed specifically for process and environmental engineering, DAS formalism has a generic nature and it could also be used in other…

  3. A Case for the Doctor of Engineering as a First Professional Degree.

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    Friedland, Bernard; Dorato, Peter

    1987-01-01

    Argues that four years of undergraduate studies in engineering is inadequate. Proposes the replacement of the undergraduate degree with the establishment of the doctor of Engineering (Eng.D.). Distinguishes between the needs for the bachelor of engineering technology degree (B.E.T.), the Eng.D., and the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. (TW)

  4. Expanding Opportunity for All: How Can We Increase Community College Student Completion? A Choicework Discussion Starter

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    Public Agenda, 2015

    2015-01-01

    Although over 80 percent of the 1.5 million students who enter community colleges each year indicate they intend to attain a bachelor's degree or higher, less than 40 percent earn any form of college credential within six years. This discussion starter is designed to help both higher education professionals and the average citizen work through how…

  5. Integration of PBL Methodologies into Online Learning Courses and Programs

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    van Oostveen, Roland; Childs, Elizabeth; Flynn, Kathleen; Clarkson, Jessica

    2014-01-01

    Problem-based learning (PBL) challenges traditional views of teaching and learning as the learner determines, to a large extent with support from a skilled facilitator, what topics will be explored, to what depth and which processes will be used. This paper presents the implementation of problem-based learning methodologies in an online Bachelor's…

  6. Using Attribution Theory to Examine Community Rehabilitation Provider Stigma

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    Strauser, David R.; Ciftci, Ayse; O'Sullivan, Deirdre

    2009-01-01

    This study builds on existing research investigating the stigma-reducing strategies specific to rehabilitation service providers by comparing differences in education levels and degree of contact among rehabilitation service providers. Rehabilitation service providers with master's level and bachelor level education showed significant differences…

  7. Hispanic Americans among Degree Recipients in Physics and Geoscience. Focus On

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    Czujko, Roman; Nicholson, Starr

    2010-01-01

    The bachelor's data in this Focus On were all compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). IPEDS is the core postsecondary education data system for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The PhD data in this focus on were all compiled from WebCASPAR, the integrated…

  8. And the Survey Says…

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    White, Susan C.

    2015-01-01

    Each year we attempt to contact each person who received a bachelor's degree in physics one year earlier to ask them what they are doing. New degree recipients typically follow one of two paths: enrolling in graduate school or entering the employment market. For the classes of 2011 and 2012 combined, nearly 60% chose to enroll in a graduate…

  9. Learning to Teach: What Do Pre-Service Teachers Report

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    Naylor, Dawn A.; Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Maloney, Maloney

    2015-01-01

    Taking a sociocultural approach to understanding the phenomenon of learning to teach, this study examined the extent to which seven pre-service teachers, in their final year of a Bachelor of Education course in a regional Australian university campus, identified personal, professional and contextual aspects as significant influences on learning to…

  10. Lessons from VET Providers Delivering Degrees

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    Callan, Victor J.; Bowman, Kaye

    2015-01-01

    This report is focused on the strategic, capability and operational reasons why traditional vocational education and training (VET) providers move to the delivery of higher education qualifications in their own right, in addition to their vocational qualifications. It is particularly interested in associate and bachelor degrees. By undertaking six…

  11. Lessons from VET Providers Delivering Degrees: Case Studies. Support Document

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    Callan, Victor J.; Bowman, Kaye

    2015-01-01

    The recent growth in the number of registered vocational education and training (VET) providers delivering associate degrees and bachelor degrees in their own right has been well publicized. However, little is known about why these VET providers have made this transition, what support is being provided to their staff and students, and how the…

  12. RN Students' Ratings and Opinions Related to the Importance of Certain Clinical Teacher Behaviors.

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    Viverais-Dresler, Gloria; Kutschke, Myrtle

    2001-01-01

    Registered nurses in a bachelor's degree program (n=56) rated the following as important clinical teacher behaviors: evaluation, professional competence, interpersonal relationship, and teaching ability. They valued teachers who were approachable, fair, open, and honest and who fostered mutual respect. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)

  13. The Evolution of WebCT in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program: An Alice in Wonderland Reflection

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    Donato, Emily; Hudyma, Shirlene; Carter, Lorraine; Schroeder, Catherine

    2010-01-01

    The use of WebCT in the Laurentian University Bachelor of Science in Nursing program began in 2001 when faculty were eager to explore different modes of delivery for fourth-year courses. Since then, the use of WebCT within the baccalaureate program has increased substantively. This paper outlines the developmental growth of the use of this…

  14. Enjoyment in Online Learning: What Instructional Delivery Methods Contribute to Online RN-BSN Student Satisfaction?

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    Price, Jill M.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the relationship between six instructional delivery methods defined by Walker and Fraser (2005) in the Distance Education Learning Environments Survey (DELES) and the satisfaction levels of registered nurses enrolled in online bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree completion programs.…

  15. Perceptions and Writing Experiences of Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Exploration of Writing Self-Efficacy

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    Sprenger, Lori

    2013-01-01

    The investigated research problem was the need to identify the facilitators and barriers to competent academic writing by examining writing self-efficacy and academic writing experiences of entry-level BSN students. The study's participants included entry-level bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students in a Midwestern state. The mixed methods…

  16. Perceptions of Liberal Education of Two Types of Nursing Graduates: The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice

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    DeBrew, Jacqueline Kayler

    2010-01-01

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), which defines the expectations of a new baccalaureate-prepared nurse, includes a liberal education as a desired outcome for bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) graduates. A liberal education is thought to provide the professional nurse with the skills needed to practice nursing, including…

  17. Student-Centred Learning Environments: An Investigation into Student Teachers' Instructional Preferences and Approaches to Learning

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    Baeten, Marlies; Dochy, Filip; Struyven, Katrien; Parmentier, Emmeline; Vanderbruggen, Anne

    2016-01-01

    The use of student-centred learning environments in education has increased. This study investigated student teachers' instructional preferences for these learning environments and how these preferences are related to their approaches to learning. Participants were professional Bachelor students in teacher education. Instructional preferences and…

  18. Yellow starthistle rust: summary of release, establishment and biology in California

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    The rust pathogen, Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis, was collected in Turkey for use as a classical biological control of yellow starthistle, which is an invasive alien weed. During pre-release evaluation of risk to 65 nontarget plant species, the rust infected only the target weed and bachelor's b...

  19. School Nurse Intention to Pursue Higher Education

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    Broussard, Lisa; White, Debra

    2014-01-01

    In 2011, the Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of the nurses possess a minimum of a bachelor of science in nursing by 2020 and double the number of doctorally prepared nurses. This has prompted a significant number of registered nurses to advance their educational level. School nurses in Louisiana are not required to have a…

  20. Helping Adults Succeed in Postsecondary Education: A Policy Framework. Kentucky Adult Learner Initiative

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    Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2009

    2009-01-01

    To become more economically competitive and reap the benefits of postsecondary educational levels, Kentucky has set a very ambitious goal to double the number of bachelor's degree holders by 2020. Clearly, increasing the college-going rate of working-age adults is an important strategy in the state's efforts to produce more degree holders. The…