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  1. Bachelor Living

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    Germer, Sondra

    1974-01-01

    Male high school students in a Bachelor Living Class observed methods of child care including bottle feeding, spoon feeding, changing diapers, and method of holding. The purpose was for the students to grasp a better understanding of child development. (EK)

  2. Bachelor's Degree Recipients, 1996 Report.

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    Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr; Dodge, Elizabeth

    1997-01-01

    This report presents the results of a survey of senior-level physics majors at U.S. colleges and universities who received a Bachelor's degree between September 1995 and August 1996. Completed questionnaires were received from 1,956 students. It was found that the number of undergraduates receiving Bachelor's degrees in physics continued to…

  3. 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…

  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. The Early Careers of Physics Bachelors. AIP Report.

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    Ivie, Rachel; Stowe, Katie

    This report focuses on graduates in physics who did not earn any degrees after their bachelor's degree and who are not primarily students. The report is based on data from a sample of physics bachelors between December 1998 and the summer of 1999. About 1,200 respondents, out of a potential 2,400, supplied the information. At 5 to 8 years after…

  6. Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree. Bulletin, 1920, No. 7

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    John, Walton C.

    1920-01-01

    The study presented in this bulletin is based on the analysis of the requirements for the bachelor's degree of 101 universities and colleges in the United States, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The first chapter contains a brief summary of the history of entrance and college graduation requirements for the bachelor's degree with special…

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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…

  11. Why Students Drop out of the Bachelor of Arts

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    Mestan, Kemran

    2016-01-01

    Attrition, which courses in the humanities and social sciences particularly suffer from, is a major problem for universities and students. This paper investigates the reasons students give for prematurely discontinuing studying the Bachelor of Arts. This is a qualitative study that thematically analyses semi-structured interviews. The sample…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  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. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Gendered Accounts: Undergraduates Explain Why They Seek Their Bachelor's Degree.

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    Bank, Barbara J.

    1995-01-01

    Determined gender differences in undergraduates decisions to seek a bachelor's degree and whether these differences could be explained by performance levels, expectations, and attainment values. No gender differences were found for expectations and attainment values, and performance levels did not explain gender differences in reasons for seeking…

  18. CHMC directors' preferences for training of bachelor's level psychologists.

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    Randolph, D L

    1979-07-01

    A questionnaire devised to measure preferences for training of bachelor's level psychologists was mailed to 302 community mental health center (CHMC) directors in the southeastern United States; 117 or 39% completed and returned questionnaires. Based on the preferences of CMHC directors, bachelor's level candidates for employment in CMHCs should manifest the following: (1) a good foundation in generic "core" psychology theory; (2) training in fundamental intervention skills in the area of group, family, and individual counseling/psychotherapy and consultation; plus crisis intervention and intake interviewing; (3) specialized training/experiences in working with such high priority groups as disadvantaged blacks, the physically disabled, and alcohol/drug abusers; (4) knowledge of community resources and skill in publicizing/public relations; and (5) personal characteristics that include personal warmth, a neat personal appearance, and good oral and written communication skills. PMID:10243180

  19. CHMC directors' preferences for training of bachelor's level psychologists.

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    Randolph, D L

    1979-07-01

    A questionnaire devised to measure preferences for training of bachelor's level psychologists was mailed to 302 community mental health center (CHMC) directors in the southeastern United States; 117 or 39% completed and returned questionnaires. Based on the preferences of CMHC directors, bachelor's level candidates for employment in CMHCs should manifest the following: (1) a good foundation in generic "core" psychology theory; (2) training in fundamental intervention skills in the area of group, family, and individual counseling/psychotherapy and consultation; plus crisis intervention and intake interviewing; (3) specialized training/experiences in working with such high priority groups as disadvantaged blacks, the physically disabled, and alcohol/drug abusers; (4) knowledge of community resources and skill in publicizing/public relations; and (5) personal characteristics that include personal warmth, a neat personal appearance, and good oral and written communication skills.

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Bachelor of science degree education programs: organization, structure, and curriculum.

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    Douce, F Herbert

    2005-09-01

    Therapists with bachelor's degrees in respiratory therapy have become the new advanced clinicians of the twenty-first century. Although the opportunity has increased in recent years, earning a baccalaureate degree in respiratory therapy remains a limited option. The "2-year preprofessional plus 2-year respiratory therapy" is the most popular curriculum design, but several other notable designs also fulfill the definition of a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy. Two landmark documents issued in 2003 make strong arguments for expanding opportunities for baccalaureate education in respiratory therapy. Recognizing the "need to increase the number of respiratory therapists with advanced levels of training and education to meet the demands of providing services requiring complex cognitive abilities and patient management skills," the American Association for Respiratory Therapy has strongly encouraged the continuing development of baccalaureate education. Strategies for expanding baccalaureate opportunities include increasing the number and capacities of traditional programs, creating more articulation and bridge agreements between community and junior colleges with 4-year colleges and universities, and offering baccalaureate respiratory therapy through distance education. For the profession of respiratory therapy to require a baccalaureate at entry level, expansion of baccalaureate education will be necessary, and educators, managers, practitioners, and professional leaders will need to pursue all viable strategies. As an interim phase in the evolution of the profession, Becker suggests a strategy of"reprofessionalism" aimed at assisting therapists currently in the workforce to complete their degrees. Through a combination of strategies, a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy will inevitably become the standard for clinicians in the decades to come.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Perceptions of Registered Nurses after Completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing: A Phenomenological Study

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    John, Diane Yvette

    2010-01-01

    Background. The demands of the current health-care system support the need for more nurses to be prepared at the bachelor's level (American Association of the Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2007). However, only 28% of the registered nurse (RN) population in Florida holds a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN), which may be the result of…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Estimating the Cost of a Bachelor's Degree: An Institutional Cost Analysis.

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    To, Duc-Le

    The cost of a bachelor's degree was estimated and compared for different types of institutions. The objective was to develop a single index to show how much each type of institution spends on producing a bachelor's degree graduate, and to use trend data to show how these costs will change over time. The basic concept associated with the cost of a…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.

  16. Evaluation of a nursing program that supports active learning accelerated online bachelor's to BSN program.

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    Stewart, Stephanie; Chappy, Sharon; Zachman, Pam; Pope, Dawn

    2006-01-01

    The Wisconsin State Board of Nursing gave approval to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) to admit students to the nation's first Accelerated Online Bachelor's to BSN Program. This program allows qualified students who already have a bachelor's degree to earn a Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) within a 12-month time period. Students must have completed all academic prerequisites before the beginning of the program. Students take one course at a time and progress through the program as a cohort. Theory courses are offered online at a rate of one credit per week. Evaluation data are presented. PMID:17102399

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

  19. Ambitions in Action: Investigating College Enrollment Among Hispanic Youth Who Expect to Complete a Bachelor's Degree

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    Ryan, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    Using data from the "Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002" and structural equation modeling techniques, this study focuses on the unique experiences of Hispanic adolescents who maintain bachelor's degree expectations through the end of high school. Results indicate that the degree to which Hispanic students' college expectations are…

  20. 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…

  1. A Collaborative and Competency-Based Three-Year Bachelor's Degree: Empirical Results.

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    Seidman, Robert H.; Bradley, Martin J.

    This paper presents results of a nationally normed achievement test given to two graduating classes of students from the first-in-the-nation Three-Year Bachelors Degree program in business administration. This 3-year 120-credit program at a small university in the northeast represents a new paradigm for postsecondary degree programs in that an…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Bachelor Graduates on the Labour Market. A Cross-National Comparison of the Employers' Viewpoint

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    Alesi, Bettina

    2007-01-01

    One of the most vehemently discussed questions in the process of restructuring traditional long study programmes according to the Bachelor/Master model is how to develop first cycle curricula and degrees which are a meaningful preparation for a following Master programme as well as for the labour market--as stressed in the Bologna Declaration. It…

  5. 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…

  6. Transition from Associate's Degree in Nursing to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing

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    Allar, Deborah T.

    2014-01-01

    Areas throughout the United States lack baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses to meet the health care needs of individuals, forcing health care providers to rely on associate degree nurses (ADN). In an effort to increase the numbers of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students, technical colleges and state and private universities have…

  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. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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;…

  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 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Predictors of Accounting Salaries: A Comparison of Bachelor Degree Graduate Salaries with Associate Degree Graduate Salaries

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    Tickell, Geoffrey

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports on an investigation comparing the employment salary of bachelor degree in accounting graduates with associate degree in accounting graduates two years after their graduation. Using hierarchical regression analyses, this study shows the predictive strength of participants' academic qualifications, age, gender, GPA, professional…

  17. 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…

  18. 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.…

  19. Survey of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients, 1986-87. AIP Report.

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    Ellis, Susanne D.

    Results of the American Institute of Physics' 1986-87 annual survey of bachelor's degree recipients in physics and astronomy are reported. Data are presented in tables, with accompanying narrative analysis. The information on physics students includes: trends in postbaccalaureate plans of successive graduating classes of physicists from 1977-78…

  20. Survey of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients, 1985-86. AIP Report.

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    Ellis, Susanne D.

    Results of the American Institute of Physics' 1985-86 annual survey of bachelor's degree recipients in physics and astronomy are reported. Data are presented in tables, with accompanying narrative analysis. The information on physics students includes: trends in postbaccalaureate plans of successive graduating classes of physicists from 1977-78…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. ASA's Bachelor's and beyond Survey: Findings and Their Implications for Students and Departments

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    Spalter-Roth, Roberta; Senter, Mary Scheuer; Stone, Pamela; Wood, Michael

    2010-01-01

    With the support of the National Science Foundation, the American Sociological Association conducted a longitudinal survey of sociology majors from the class of 2005, following them from senior year into careers or graduate school. The first part of this article provides a context for the results from the What Can I Do with a Bachelor's Degree in…

  5. 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…

  6. Hispanic Bachelor's Degree Recipients in Connecticut: Effect of Major Field of Study on Expected Starting Salaries

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

    2011-01-01

    Hispanics' earnings remain below those of Whites, even after controlling for educational attainment. This article explores the effect of college major on estimated starting salaries of White and Hispanic bachelor's-degree recipients from Connecticut colleges and universities. Results indicate that while the earnings gap between Hispanic and White…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Educating international nurses: curricular innovation through a bachelor of science in nursing bridging program.

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    Coffey, Sue

    2006-01-01

    A curricular innovation was designed to provide internationally educated nurses with access to nursing licensure and employment. Through a program that includes professionally relevant English language support, mentorship, academic upgrading, workplace experiences, and clinical skills support, a mechanism has been created for internationally educated nurses to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree and overcome barriers to practicing their profession.

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. [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

  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. Psychometric properties of the Scale for Quality Evaluation of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing Version 2 (QBN 2).

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    Macale, Loreana; Scialò, Gennaro; Di Sarra, Luca; De Marinis, Maria Grazia; Rocco, Gennaro; Vellone, Ercole; Alvaro, Rosaria

    2014-03-01

    To evaluate all the variables that affect nursing education is important for nursing educators to have valid and reliable instruments that can measure the perceived quality of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing. This study testing the Scale for Quality Evaluation of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing instrument and its psychometric properties with a descriptive design. Participant were first, second and third year students of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing Science from three Italian universities. The Scale for Quality Evaluation of Bachelor Degree in Nursing consists of 65 items that use a 4 point Likert scale ranging from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree". The instrument comes from a prior version with 41 items that were modified and integrated with 24 items to improve reliability. Six hundred and fifty questionnaires were completed and considered for the present study. The mean age of the students was 24.63 years, 65.5% were females. Reliability of the scale resulted in a very high Cronbach's alpha (0.96). The construct validity was tested with factor analysis that showed 7 factors. The Scale for Quality Evaluation of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing, although requiring further studies, represents a useful instrument to measure the quality of the Bachelor Nursing Degree. PMID:23810577

  16. 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.

  17. The bachelor's to Ph.D. STEM pipeline no longer leaks more women than men: a 30-year analysis.

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    Miller, David I; Wai, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    For decades, research and public discourse about gender and science have often assumed that women are more likely than men to "leak" from the science pipeline at multiple points after entering college. We used retrospective longitudinal methods to investigate how accurately this "leaky pipeline" metaphor has described the bachelor's to Ph.D. transition in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in the U.S. since the 1970s. Among STEM bachelor's degree earners in the 1970s and 1980s, women were less likely than men to later earn a STEM Ph.D. However, this gender difference closed in the 1990s. Qualitatively similar trends were found across STEM disciplines. The leaky pipeline metaphor therefore partially explains historical gender differences in the U.S., but no longer describes current gender differences in the bachelor's to Ph.D. transition in STEM. The results help constrain theories about women's underrepresentation in STEM. Overall, these results point to the need to understand gender differences at the bachelor's level and below to understand women's representation in STEM at the Ph.D. level and above. Consistent with trends at the bachelor's level, women's representation at the Ph.D. level has been recently declining for the first time in over 40 years.

  18. 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

  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

  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. Health science students' experiences of group supervision of the bachelor's thesis.

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    Utriainen, Kati; Ahonen, Sanna-Mari; Kangasniemi, Mari; Liikanen, Eeva

    2011-04-01

    This study aimed to describe health science university students' experiences of group supervision of the bachelor's thesis. Sixty-one students responded to questions on an open data collection form, and the data were analyzed by using qualitative inductive content analysis. According to the students, group supervision is supportive in terms of joint learning as well as commitment-enhancing and participative learning, but it also can be useless from the viewpoint of an individual student's own thesis. Teachers' role as experts and active directors of the group, students' commitment to learn together, and workable practical organization of the group were promoting factors, whereas students' timetable problems, mismatch between received and needed supervision, and difficulties in supervising other students were restraining factors. The results can be used for developing group supervision in higher health education.

  3. 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…

  4. Changing Aging Competency Following a GeroRich Intervention Initiative: Implications for Bachelor's and Master's Social Work Education

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    Gordon, Theresa A.; Nelson-Becker, Holly; Chapin, Rosemary K.; Landry, Sarah

    2007-01-01

    This article reports an evaluation of a GeroRich effort to increase age-specific content throughout bachelor and master-level social work curricula. A total of 426 students (128 BSWs and 298 MSWs) completed pre and posttests in 2004-2005, self-rating their aging competency using the Social Work with Aging Skill Competency Scale II (New York…

  5. The Development of a Portfolio Assessment Process for the Bachelor of Business Administration Program at Mount Vernon Nazarene College.

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    Bolender, Ronald K.

    This report describes the development of a portfolio assessment process for the bachelor of business administration (BBA) program at Mount Vernon Nazarene College in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The BBA program is designed primarily for working adults. This process was developed by reviewing the literature on portfolio assessment, examining the use of…

  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. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. The Community College Penalty and Bachelor's Degree Completion: Fact or Fiction? Policy Research: IERC 2013-1

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    Lichtenberger, Eric J.; Dietrich, Cecile

    2013-01-01

    Rationale: Research examining the relationship between initial community college enrollment and bachelor's completion have shown mixed results with some studies indicating a clear penalty for community college enrollment and other studies showing no penalty, partly due to the point at which the given study began tracking the community college…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Factors Influencing Bachelor of Education Arts Students' Selection of History as Career Subject: Case of University of Nairobi, Kenya

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    Owino, Joseph Ogutu; Odundo, Paul Amolloh

    2016-01-01

    History is one of the teaching subjects studied by Bachelor of Education Arts students at the University of Nairobi. In the last five years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of students specializing in History as a teaching subject. This paper therefore has examined factors influencing students' selection of History as career…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. [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

  18. 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.

  19. Best Practices Assessment to Guide Curricular Change in a Bachelor of Pharmacy Program

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    Hanrahan, Jane; Krass, Ines; Sainsbury, Erica; Smith, Lorraine

    2009-01-01

    Objectives To identify best practices in global pharmacy education and curriculum design as the basis for decisions about major curriculum change in an existing 4-year bachelor of pharmacy curriculum. Design We investigated international best-practice standards, conducted semi-structured interviews with faculty members, and used standardized instruments to investigate student perceptions of the existing curriculum and how they approached their learning. Assessment Faculty recommendations included horizontal and vertical integration of curriculum content to replace the previous discipline-based approach; and a theme-based structure underpinned by a detailed statement of learning outcomes that describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudinal milestones to be achieved each year and by the time of graduation. The triangulation of student survey data highlighted issues that needed to be addressed at the individual course unit level, with a particular focus on feedback, assessment, and workload. Conclusions The results of the curriculum review provided clear guidance for decisions relating to major curriculum change. An ongoing program of staff development will address the wide range of learning and teaching issues identified by both staff members and students. The results of our investigation of students' approaches to learning will also be used to guide staff development workshops, focusing on strategies to promote “meaningful learning.” PMID:19513149

  20. Quality assessment and comparison of grading between examiners and supervisors of Bachelor theses in nursing education.

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    Lundgren, Solveig M; Halvarsson, Maud; Robertsson, Barbro

    2008-01-01

    This study compares supervisors' and examiners' grading of quality of theses at Bachelor level in nursing. An instrument developed to asses the quality of theses was used. Eight aspects of quality were rated. One hundred and fifteen theses were rated by both examiner and supervisor. Significant correlations were found between examiners' and supervisors' ratings of all aspects of quality. Good agreement was found in 89-96% of the ratings on individual aspects of quality. The means of differences between ratings were small but significantly differed from zero in four out of eight aspects. In theses rated low for quality of language and formality, differences between examiners' and supervisors' ratings on all aspects of quality were significantly larger than in theses rated high for quality of language and formality. The general conclusion is that the evaluations made by examiners and by supervisors corresponded well. Differences found indicates that examiners in general give lower scores than supervisors especially on quality aspects that are most closely related to research methods and experiences. This study is part of a larger project that is investigating quality of theses and the student's attitudes and learning experiences of writing theses.

  1. 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

  2. The challenges of upgrading from ISPO Category II level to Bachelor Degree level by distance education.

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    Kheng, Sisary

    2008-09-01

    The Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO) in collaboration with La Trobe University, Australia, has established an upgrade programme from ISPO Category II level to a Bachelor Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. One group of students have completed the course and following a review process, a second group are now enrolled. The upgrade curriculum focuses on clinical reasoning and development of learning skills. A survey aimed to investigate the challenges of the programme using long distance education was prepared and data was gathered by questionnaires delivered to the organizer, host, coordinators, lecturers and students of the programme. Eleven subjects from various backgrounds participated in the questionnaire. The questionnaire showed the programme improves the capacity of the clinicians and future educators in Cambodia and the region. The distance education course delivery method was found to be beneficial for the students and allows them to remain in their home country. In addition, there is a cost reduction compared to full-time study in Australia.

  3. [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.

  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. Effect of Wildfire Aerosols on NO2 Photolysis and Ozone Production at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory

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    Baylon, P.; Jaffe, D. A.; Hall, S. R.; Ullmann, K.; Lefer, B. L.

    2015-12-01

    In this study, we have two goals: to quantify the effect of biomass burning aerosols on jNO2 photolysis and to look at O3 formation in biomass burning plumes as it relates to jNO2 photolysis. Wildfire plumes were observed during the summer of 2015 at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory, a high-elevation (2.8 km a.s.l.) mountaintop site located in central Oregon. These plumes were identified using the following criteria: (1) 5-minute ambient aerosol scattering σsp ≥ 20 Mm-1 for at least two hours, (2) 5-minute CO ≥ 150 ppbv for at least two hours, (3) strong correlation (r2 ≥ 0.70) between σsp and CO, and (4) consistent air mass back trajectories indicating transport over known fire locations. We measure nitrogen oxides using a chemiluminescence detector and jNO2 photolysis using a diode array actinic flux spectroradiometer. We also measure O3 using two techniques: (a) UV method with a cavity ring-down spectrometer and (b) chemiluminescence method with a custom-made instrument. We compare fire event observations between these two procedures to prove consistency. Based on these measurements, we quantify a lower bound for the HO2 and RO2 radical concentrations in wildfire plumes. We then look at plume and non-plume data and examine deviations from the photostationary state. Finally, we use the TUV model v5.2 to simulate clear-sky conditions and therefore quantify the reduction/enhancement in jNO2 values and O3 production due to wildfire aerosols. This gives us insight into the photochemical environment in biomass burning plumes, which until now, remains poorly understood.

  6. On same-sex sexual behaviors among male bachelors in rural China: evidence from a female shortage context.

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    Yang, Xueyan; Attané, Isabelle; Li, Shuzhuo; Zhang, Qunlin

    2012-03-01

    Using data from a survey conducted in the rural areas of Anhui Province, this study adopted the crosstabs and logistic regression model to analyze the same-sex sexual behaviors of forced male bachelors and the determinants when compared with married men with same ages. The prevalence of same-sex sexual behaviors among the unmarried men was reported as 17.2%, significantly higher than 8.9% among married men with same ages, indicating that same-sex sexual behaviors could be as a compensation for the absence of female sexual partners to some extent for those marriage squeezed or forced male bachelors. Among all groups, the occurrence of unprotected sexual behaviors were reported above 60%, regardless of marital status and the genders of sexual partners; the scores obtained on knowledge of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among bachelors (AIDS knowledge = 2.85; STDs knowledge = 2.38) are much poorer than those of married men (AIDS knowledge = 3.45; STDs knowledge = 2.79), which might exert potential negative impacts on men's health.

  7. Differential energy budget and monopolization potential of harem holders and bachelors in Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus): preliminary results.

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    Schülke, O

    2001-09-01

    The demographic structure in the Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus) population of Jodhpur is extreme, in that some single males monopolize harems with, on average, 25 adult females. It has been proposed that extratroop males, which live in all-male bands, inhabit low-quality habitats and suffer from reduced food provisioning and longer daily travel distances. To compare the resulting energetic consequences for harem holders and bachelors, I estimated their gross energy intake and daily energetic expenditures. This analysis revealed no clear-cut differences between the two classes of males in time spent feeding on provisioned food, daily path length, gross energy intake, and energy expenditure. Due to the small sample size and other limitations of the study design, the hypothesis under investigation can not be evaluated conclusively. The preliminary results suggest, however, that energy budgets of harem holders and bachelors do not differ markedly. The importance of direct ecological pressures to males for our understanding of variation in group composition is highlighted.

  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. 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.

  10. A Descriptive Summary of 1999-2000 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year Later: With an Analysis of Time to Degree. Statistical Analysis Report.

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    Bradburn, Ellen M.; Berger, Rachael; Xiaojile, Li; Katharin, Peter; Rooney, Kathryn

    This report provided a basic demographic profile of 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients and examines the institutional paths they took to complete the baccalaureate. It also describes the amount of time it took them to do so, assessed from both the time they completed high school and the time they entered postsecondary education. Estimates of…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Early Labor Market and Debt Outcomes for Bachelor's Degree Recipients: Heterogeneity by Institution Type and Major, and Trends over Time. A CAPSEE Working Paper

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    Scott-Clayton, Judith

    2016-01-01

    While research has consistently found strong positive earnings returns to the bachelor's degree, recent evidence also highlights heterogeneity in post-college outcomes. Combined with increases in the proportions of students borrowing to enroll, heterogeneity in college outcomes introduces the risk that some students with college degrees may…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Policies and Procedures for Bachelor of Business Administration Degree through the External Plan of Study from Northwood Institute, Midland, in Cooperation with Lansing Community College.

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    Lansing Community Coll., MI.

    Information is provided for students interested in completing a bachelor's degree through a cooperative program between Lansing (Michigan) Community College (LCC) and Northwood Institute (Midland, Michigan). A 4-year program has been designed in which a student takes approximately 144 credit hours of course work at LCC and a minimum of 36 credit…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. Home Economics Semester Modules: Adult Living, Bachelor Survival, Foods and You, Home Decor, Personal Finance, Teen Clothing, Young Child. Final Report.

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    Lehighton Area School District, PA.

    This curriculum guide consists of course modules for instruction at the secondary level. Each module contains a concept title, major generalization, behavioral objective, subgeneralizations, list of learning experiences, and resources. The courses are entitled: Adult Living, Bachelor Survival, Foods and You, Home Decor, Personal Finance, Teen…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Forced bachelors, migration and HIV transmission risk in the context of China's gender imbalance: a meta-analysis.

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    Liu, Huijun; Li, Shuzhuo; Feldman, M W

    2012-01-01

    China has experienced continual increase in the sex ratio at birth (SRB) since the 1980s, which has led to a serious gender imbalance. To identify whether the future forced bachelors, especially those who migrate to cities, will increase the risk of HIV spread, a systematic review was carried out of studies published since 2000 that include the sexual risks of male migrants of China. Five studies comparing risk differences between migrants and non-migrants showed male migrants had greater risk of having multiple sexual partners and engaging in commercial sex. Ten studies concerning the relationship between sexual risks and socio-demographic characteristics showed that unmarried male migrants were more likely to engage in commercial sex and be infected with STDs than married migrants, while male migrants with higher income were more likely to have multiple sexual partners and be infected with STDs. In an analysis stratified by sample characteristics, the association between marriage and sexual risk was greater among samples with lower mean age, higher average income and education. In addition, the risk selection on education and income disappeared in the samples of migrants of whom more than half were unmarried.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.…

  19. 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.…

  20. Bachelor studies for nurses organised in rural contexts – a tool for improving the health care services in circumpolar region?

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    Nilsen, Gudrun; Huemer, Jeanette; Eriksen, Liss

    2012-01-01

    Objectives This article is based on a pilot study of Finnmark University College's off-campus bachelor programme (BA) for nurses, organised in rural areas. The objectives were to explore whether these courses had contributed to reduced vacancies; whether the learning outcome of the off-campus courses was the same as the on-campus programme, and how the education had influenced the nurses’ professional practice in local health services. Study design In the study we used mixed strategies in data collection and analyses. Methods Data about course completion, average age, average grades and retention effect were collected in 2009/2010 from 3 off-campus classes and their contemporary on-campus classes. Then 7 of the off-campus nurses were interviewed. A content analytical approach to the data was employed. Results With retention of 93%, the off-campus BA course for nurses has been one of the most effective measures, particularly in rural areas. The employers’ support for further education after graduating seems to be an important factor for the high retention rate. Teaching methods such as learning activities in small local groups influenced the nurses’ professional development. Local training grants, supervision and a local learning environment were important for where they chose their first job after graduation. Conclusions The study confirms that nurses educated through off-campus courses remain in the county over time after graduating. The “home-grown” nurses are familiar with the local culture and specific needs of the population in this remote area. The study confirms findings in other studies, that further education is an important factor for nurses’ retention. PMID:22564460

  1. Diurnal and Inter-day Variation in Atmospheric Microbial Community Diversity and Composition at Mt. Bachelor Observatory

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    Womack, A. M.; Bowers, R. M.; Jaffe, D. A.; Bohannan, B. J. M.; Green, J. L.

    2014-12-01

    The atmosphere is often considered an extreme microbial environment with limited water and resource availability and high levels of UV radiation. Despite these extremes, diverse assemblages of microorganisms have been sampled from the atmosphere. The study of temporal variation of atmospheric microbial communities has led to an increased understanding of the role of dispersal from source environments in structuring these communities. Seasonal variation in overall community composition and in the relative abundances of specific taxonomic groups is thought be related to seasonal changes in local sources environments (i.e. snow cover, leaf surfaces). However, studies on shorter time scales have yielded conflicting results including communities that are highly variable from day to day and communities that are relatively stable across days. It is unknown if there are diurnal changes in airborne community composition and how changes may be related to atmospheric dynamics and inputs of microbes into the atmosphere. In this study, sampling of airborne bacterial communities was conducted at Mt. Bachelor Observatory from 8/12/13 - 8/17/13. Samples were collected onto filters at 4-hour intervals for the duration of the sampling campaign resulting in 30 total samples. DNA was extracted from the filters, and bacterial community composition was determined by sequencing partial 16S genes. Various environmental and meteorological data were also collected. Community composition varied between day and night samples but not across days. The relative abundances of five species including two members each from the phyla Actinobacteria and Chloroflexi were found to have significant diurnal periodicity. Community richness varied across days and was greater is day versus night samples. These findings demonstrate that bacterial communities in the atmosphere are variable over multiple timescales, and diurnal variation may be more pronounced than variation across days under some conditions.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Creating a 21st century nursing work force: designing a bachelor of nursing program in response to the health reform agenda.

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    Andre, Kate; Barnes, Lynne

    2010-04-01

    This paper demonstrates the processes of designing a nursing curriculum that integrates health care and educational reforms, regulatory requirements and the needs of a modern nursing workforce. In particular, the paper illustrates the application of a curriculum design process. In 2008, the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of South Australia completed the challenging task of designing and implementing a Bachelor of Nursing curriculum to ensure that nursing graduates meet projected health care delivery needs within the Australian context. Creating an educational experience necessary to support Graduates to attend to priorities associated with the projected Australian health demographic was challenging. Through the use of integrating themes, domains of nursing practice and attention to the health care needs and priorities of the population, the curriculum has been designed to produce nurses with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to contribute to new and innovative health care delivery in Australia.

  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. The Cambridge Bachelor of Medicine (MB)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): graduate outcomes of the first MB/PhD programme in the UK.

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    Cox, Timothy M; Brimicombe, James; Wood, Diana F; Peters, D Keith

    2012-12-01

    We reviewed outcomes of the Cambridge Bachelor of Medicine (MB)/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme for the period 1989-2010. Of the 90 alumni contacted, 80 (89%; 24 women) completed an anonymous questionnaire. Thirty were academic staff and 35 were in general professional (core) or higher medical training. Of the latter, 11 were specialty registrars, six were academic clinical fellows and three held academic foundation year posts. Eight alumni were overseas, including five in North America. Most (95%) respondents considered that their academic career goals were facilitated by the programme. Sixty-eight of the 80 alumni had conducted further research, 63 (79%) were active in research, and 90% had explicit plans for further full-time research. Twelve graduates had further substantive research support (six clinician scientist awards and three senior fellowships) and two were Wellcome Trust postdoctoral MB/PhD fellows. Alumni included two full university professors, one reader, six senior lecturers, two assistant professors and nine university clinical lecturers. MB/PhD programmes offer an alternative training pathway for clinician-scientists in UK medical schools: the Cambridge programme promotes scientific discovery and sustained academic development within the context of contemporary medicine and clinical practice.

  9. An assessment strategy for proposals of engineering projects in the Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Curriculum at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa.

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    Castañeda-Villa, N; Jiménez-González, A; Ortiz-Posadas, M R

    2015-08-01

    Since 1974, the Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Program (BBME) is offered at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, in Mexico City. By design, it must be completed in four years (12 trimesters) and, in the latter three, the senior students work on a BME project, which is done by completing three modules: Project Seminar (PS), Project on BME I and Project on BME II. In the PS module, the student must find a problem of interest in the BME field and suggest a solution through the development of an Engineering Project Proposal (EPP). Currently, the module is being taught by two faculty members of the BBME, who instruct students on how to develop their EPPs and evaluate their progress by reviewing a number of EPPs during the trimester. This generates a huge workload for the module instructors, which makes it necessary to involve more faculty members trimester-to-trimester (i.e. every 12 weeks) and, therefore, to create a set of systematic guidelines that ease the evaluation process for new instructors. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to present an assessment strategy (in the form of an assessment matrix) for the PS module as well as some preliminary results after two trimesters of its implementation.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Causes of high O3 in the lower free troposphere over the Pacific Northwest as observed at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory

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    Ambrose, J. L.; Reidmiller, D.; Jaffe, D. A.

    2011-12-01

    We measured O3, CO, Hg, sub-micron particle scattering of mid-visible light (σsp), and water vapor (WV) at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory (MBO) in central Oregon, USA since 2004. The data were used to identify sources of large ozone enhancements in the lower free troposphere (FT) from 2004-2009. A total of 25 high-ozone events, defined as time periods when the 8-hr averaged O3 mixing ratio was >70.0 ppbv, were recorded. The events occurred between early March and late September. For 18 of the 25 event days we were able to identify sources based on (1) relative enhancements of O3, CO, Hg and WV compared with the corresponding monthly distributions and (2) supporting data from the Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model, the Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System (NAAPS) global aerosol model, and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite-derived active fire counts from the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS). Our analysis suggests that enhanced O3 levels during all the identified events were transported to MBO in the FT and were driven mostly by subsidence of O3-rich air masses from the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UT/LS), Asian long range transport (ALRT) and mixed ALRT+UT/LS influences. The UT/LS events were depleted in CO and total atmospheric mercury (TAM) compared to monthly median values. Levels of O3 and CO tended to be anti-correlated during UT/LS events, consistent with transport from clean regions in the UT. Conversely, the ALRT events were characterized by concomitant enhancements in CO and TAM with mean values during each event that were >70th percentile values for the months during which the events occurred. Unlike for UT/LS events, levels of O3 and CO during ALRT events tended to be correlated, consistent with photochemical O3 production in polluted air masses transported across the Pacific. The mixed ALRT+UT/LS events exhibited characteristics that were intermediate

  14. Causes of high O3 in the lower free troposphere over the Pacific Northwest as observed at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory

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    Ambrose, J. L.; Reidmiller, D. R.; Jaffe, D. A.

    2011-09-01

    We measured O3, CO, Hg, sub-micron particle scattering of mid-visible light (σsp), and water vapor (WV) at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory (MBO) in central Oregon, USA since 2004. The data were used to identify sources of large ozone enhancements in the lower free troposphere (FT). A total of 25 high-ozone events, defined as time periods when the 8-h averaged O3 mixing ratio was >70.0 ppbv, were recorded. The events occurred between early March and late September. For 18 of the 25 event days we were able to identify sources based on (1) relative enhancements of O3, CO, Hg and WV compared with the corresponding monthly distributions and (2) supporting data from the Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model, the Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System (NAAPS) global aerosol model, and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite-derived active fire counts from the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS). Our analysis suggests that enhanced O3 levels during all the identified events were transported to MBO in the FT and were driven mostly by subsidence of O3-rich air masses from the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UT/LS), Asian long range transport (ALRT) and mixed ALRT + UT/LS influences. The UT/LS events were depleted in CO and total atmospheric mercury (TAM) compared to monthly median values. Levels of O3 and CO tended to be anti-correlated during UT/LS events, consistent with transport from clean regions in the UT. Conversely, the ALRT events were characterized by concomitant enhancements in CO and TAM with mean values during each event that were >70th percentile values for the months during which the events occurred. Unlike for UT/LS events, levels of O3 and CO during ALRT events tended to be correlated, consistent with photochemical O3 production in polluted air masses transported across the Pacific. The mixed ALRT + UT/LS events exhibited characteristics that were intermediate between

  15. Chemistry and processes of aerosols at Mt. Bachelor, a high elevation site in the Pacific Northwest U.S.: influences from regional transport and wildfire plumes

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

    2013-12-01

    The Mt. Bachelor Observatory (MBO; 43.9794° N, 121.6885° W, altitude 2,763 m asl)) has been used for 10 years to study wildfire impacts on CO, O3, aerosols and other pollutants in the free troposphere. In the summer of 2013, we deployed an Aerodyne High Resolution Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS) at the summit of MBO to obtain high resolution data on the chemical composition of aerosols, with an emphasis on biomass burning aerosols, as part of the DOE sponsored Biomass Burning Observation Project (BBOP). A main goal of BBOP is to study the downwind time evolution of the microphysical, morphological, chemical, hygroscopic, and optical properties of carbonaceous aerosol generated by biomass burning (BB). MBO is an ideal location for studying remote and high elevation aerosol and the location allows for free tropospheric air masses to be sampled during the night and air coming from the boundary layer during daytime. Our ground-based measurements are also complimentary to simultaneous aircraft BB plume measurements. Our observations indicate a dynamic variation in the chemical composition and physical properties of aerosols with repeatable diurnal patterns. Periods of low particulate matter (PM) loading show distinctly oxidized organic aerosol (OA) with oxygen-to-carbon atomic ratios (O/C) reaching above 1 as well as containing an ammonium sulfate fraction of up to 50% of submicron aerosol (PM1) mass. Methanesulfonic acid (MSA) is also present during low loading periods, which, together with an aerosol size distribution characteristic of a droplet accumulation mode centered at 500-600 nm in vacuum aerodynamic diameter (Dva), suggests that aqueous-phase processing plays an important role in the regional aerosol sampled at this site. During these same measurements, contrasting periods of higher loading and markedly different characteristics have been observed due to effects from injection of wildfire plumes into air masses transported to MBO

  16. 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.

  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. 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…

  19. [[Demographic characteristics of "business bachelors" in Japan

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    Yamamoto, C

    1987-01-01

    The demographic characteristics of those obliged to live away from their families because of the distance between their normal homes and places of work or education in Japan are described. Data are from a variety of official and other sources. The author notes that such persons are generally male. Factors affecting the growth of this phenomenon in Japan are the concept of lifetime employment with the same company and the popularity of sending children away to school.

  20. 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.

  1. 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…

  2. 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)

  3. 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…

  4. A Nested Analysis of Factors Affecting Bachelor's Degree Completion.

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    DesJardins, Stephen L.; Kim, Dong-Ok; Rzonca, Chester S.

    2003-01-01

    Examined three stages of University of Iowa students' progress to graduation: dropout versus persistence in the first year, graduation versus failure to graduate among first-year persisters, and graduation in 4 years or less versus graduation in 5 years or more. Found that college academic performance, pre-matriculation academic achievement, and…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Analysing Student Performance Using Sparse Data of Core Bachelor Courses

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    Saarela, Mirka; Karkkainen, Tommi

    2015-01-01

    Curricula for Computer Science (CS) degrees are characterized by the strong occupational orientation of the discipline. In the BSc degree structure, with clearly separate CS core studies, the learning skills for these and other required courses may vary a lot, which is shown in students' overall performance. To analyze this situation, we apply…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. An Engaged Approach to Redesigning a Bachelor of Music Education

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    Collins, Anita

    2011-01-01

    Education degrees are constantly shifting in order to remain relevant and contemporary within changing curriculums and teaching paradigms. This change is vital to ensure the degrees meet the requirements of a practicing teacher in today's schools. One method of informing such changes is to investigate the views and mine the wisdom of practicing…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. What Do English Teachers Teach? (or Why Isn't the Pope a Bachelor?)

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    Gee, James Paul

    1989-01-01

    Discusses cultural models, prototypical scripts that constitute the meaning of language as used by a particular group. Argues that the role of the second language teacher is to encourage students to focus on and develop beyond the cultural models of their home cultures and of the mainstream school culture. (FMW)

  20. 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,…

  1. 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…

  2. Geologic map and digital database of the Bachelor Mountain 7.5' quadrangle, Riverside County, California

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    Morton, Douglas M.; Kennedy, Michael P.; Digital preparation by Bovard, Kelly R.; Burns, Diane

    2003-01-01

    Portable Document Format (.pdf) files of: This Readme; includes in Appendix I, data contained in bch_met.txt The same graphic as plotted in 2 above. Test plots have not produced precise 1:24,000- scale map sheets. Adobe Acrobat page size setting influences map scale. The Correlation of Map Units and Description of Map Units is in the editorial format of USGS Geologic Investigations Series (I-series) maps but has not been edited to comply with I-map standards. Within the geologic map data package, map units are identified by standard geologic map criteria such as formationname, age, and lithology. Where known, grain size is indicated on the map by a subscripted letter or letters following the unit symbols as follows: lg, large boulders; b, boulder; g, gravel; a, arenaceous; s, silt; c, clay; e.g. Qyfa is a predominantly young alluvial fan deposit that is arenaceous. Multiple letters are used for more specific identification or for mixed units, e.g., Qfysa is a silty sand. In some cases, mixed units are indicated by a compound symbol; e.g., Qyf2sc. Even though this is an Open-File Report and includes the standard USGS Open-File disclaimer, the report closely adheres to the stratigraphic nomenclature of the U.S. Geological Survey. Descriptions of units can be obtained by viewing or plotting the .pdf file (3b above) or plotting the postscript file (2 above). This Readme file describes the digital data, such as types and general contents of files making up the database, and includes information on how to extract and plot the map and accompanying graphic file. Metadata information can be accessed at http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/metadata/open-file/03-102 and is included in Appendix I of this Readme.

  3. Institutional Practices that Facilitate Bachelor's Degree Completion for Transfer Students

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    Miller, Abby

    2013-01-01

    This chapter presents findings from two recent Pell Institute studies, which explored the characteristics and experiences of low-income, first-generation community college transfer students in Texas and two-year and four-year institutional approaches to facilitating transfer student degree completion. Specifically, the first study asked the…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Student Perceptions of Distance Education in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Ed.

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    Thompson, Dale E.; Thompson, Cecelia; Orr, Betsy

    2002-01-01

    Responses from 90 students enrolled in a multiple-site distance vocational education program indicated that flexible scheduling was the largest enrollment influence; lack of access to on-campus advisors/instructors was a barrier; 56% cited class interaction as the best part of the program; for 46%, equipment was the most negative part. (Contains…

  8. 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…

  9. Berkeley or Bust? Estimating the Causal Effect of College Selectivity on Bachelor's Degree Completion

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    Shamsuddin, Shomon

    2016-01-01

    Many students enroll in less selective colleges than they are qualified to attend, despite low graduation rates at these institutions. Some scholars have argued that qualified students should enroll in the most selective colleges because they have greater resources to support student success. However, selective college attendance is endogenous, so…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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

  14. Forming Health Culture of Bachelors of Education by Means of an Academic Course

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    Asafova, Elena V.; Sazanova, Maria L.

    2016-01-01

    In Russia the system of spreading health-culture among the young generation, the students, has not been formed yet, which makes the paper topical and up-to-date. The young generation is characterized by a low level of education and professional training efficiency in healthy life-style and health culture. It has caused depreciation of the concepts…

  15. 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).

  16. 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

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Finding a Balance: Dance Making on a Bachelor of Dance Programme in New Zealand

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    Ashley, Linda; Nakamura, Aya

    2011-01-01

    Issues surrounding what works best in balancing autonomous exploration of dance making with provision of learning about choreographic process for university dance students are explored in this paper. Two personal narrative perspectives are provided. A lecturer reflects on what works best in structuring learning that encourages students to explore…

  20. The Leadership Practices of Non-Traditional Students Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree: A Predictive Study

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    Ammons, Michael Edward

    2014-01-01

    This non-experimental, regression study examined the relationship between leadership practices and academic achievement for a non-traditional student population. The study was conducted at a small, four-year private college in Eastern North Carolina. The sample consisted of N = 146 (73 male, 73 female) non-traditional students enrolled in an…

  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. Bachelors of Science in Nursing Students and a Qualitative Analysis of Their Medication Administration Experiences

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    Betts, Kelly J.

    2016-01-01

    Lack of medication knowledge and skills is detrimental to the safety and welfare of patients. Lack of pharmacology knowledge and skills is detrimental to the safety and welfare of patients. In a southern baccalaureate nursing program, students demonstrated deficiencies in their medication knowledge and skill proficiency. This qualitative study…

  5. 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…

  6. Skill Mastery and the Formation of Graduate Identity in Bachelor Graduates: Evidence from Australia

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    Jackson, Denise

    2016-01-01

    Mastery of certain generic skills and the successful formation of pre-professional identity are widely considered to influence graduate work-readiness and job attainment. Given their links with enhanced productivity, performance and innovation, skill development and graduate identity appear critical amidst ongoing global stagnation in advanced…

  7. 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…

  8. After the Bachelor's: Financial Aid for Graduate and Professional School Students in California.

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    Hauptman, Arthur; And Others

    A national perspective on issues in graduate and professional education in California is provided with an emphasis on increasing the participation of minority students and women in advanced degree programs; assuring an adequate supply and quality of college faculty into the next century; and minimizing the adverse affects of growing loan burdens.…

  9. 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…

  10. Leading Indicators: Increasing Statewide Bachelor's Degree Completion Rates at 4-Year Public Institutions

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    Davidson, Jeffrey Cody

    2014-01-01

    For the United States to maintain national and global economic stability, colleges must graduate more students. Four-year completion rates have declined and less than one-third of full-time, degree-seeking students graduate in 4 years. Some researchers and policymakers have suggested "leading indicators" to track postsecondary…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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,…

  14. Changes in Postsecondary Awards Below the Bachelor's Degree: 1997 to 2007. Stats in Brief. NCES 2010-167

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    Horn, Laura; Li, Xiaojie

    2009-01-01

    In light of the growing labor market demand for jobs requiring a minimum of subbaccalaureate credentials, this Statistics in Brief presents recent changes in subbaccalaureate awards in the decade between 1997 and 2007, using 2002 as a midpoint. It describes changes in the number and types of awards conferred, overall and within particular fields…

  15. Assessment of the quality and applicability of an e-portfolio capstone assessment item within a bachelor of midwifery program.

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    Baird, Kathleen; Gamble, Jenny; Sidebotham, Mary

    2016-09-01

    Education programs leading to professional licencing need to ensure assessments throughout the program are constructively aligned and mapped to the specific professional expectations. Within the final year of an undergraduate degree, a student is required to transform and prepare for professional practice. Establishing assessment items that are authentic and able to reflect this transformation is a challenge for universities. This paper both describes the considerations around the design of a capstone assessment and evaluates, from an academics perspective, the quality and applicability of an e-portfolio as a capstone assessment item for undergraduate courses leading to a professional qualification. The e-portfolio was seen to meet nine quality indicators for assessment. Academics evaluated the e-portfolio as an authentic assessment item that would engage the students and provide them with a platform for ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. The processes of reflection on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, comparison of clinical experiences with national statistics, preparation of professional philosophy and development of a curriculum vitae, whilst recognised as comprehensive and challenging were seen as highly valuable to the student transforming into the profession.

  16. Second-degree bachelor of science in nursing students' preconceived attitudes toward the homeless and poor: a pilot study.

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    Boylston, Mary T; O'Rourke, Rosemarie

    2013-01-01

    The current economic climate of the United States has contributed to the crisis in health care delivery services. As a result, an increasing number of individuals present as poor and vulnerable. Currently, poverty rates in the United States are climbing, with literature clearly reflecting an association between poverty and ill health. With a number of economic barriers to health care, it has been suggested that health care providers' attitudes and subtle prejudices have also contributed to access. These preconceived negative attitudes can shame and embarrass vulnerable, homeless, immigrant, and poor individuals from attempting to access care. This research attempted to identify preconceived attitudes that second-degree baccalaureate nursing students possess prior to clinical exposure to poor and homeless populations through qualitative and quantitative investigative methods. Senior-level community health students preparing to deliver health care at a suburban homeless day shelter were asked to describe their experiences and opinions relative to homeless and poor persons before and after their actual contact with this population. Collected data suggest that there are subtle stereotyping and negative attitudes regarding the plight of overtly impoverished individuals before rendering care. After an 8-hour clinical experience with the aforementioned population, attitudes toward the vulnerable slightly improved, suggesting that clinical and didactic exposure to the plight of poor populations may assist to sensitize student nurses to exude compassion through a holistic therapeutic nurse-client relationship.

  17. Mind the Gap: Destabilizing Dominant Discourses and Beliefs about Learning Disabilities in a Bachelor of Education Program

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    Iannacci, Luigi; Graham, Bente

    2010-01-01

    This study explores teacher candidates' understandings of children with special needs and learning disabilities; the effect of a special education course supporting a tutoring practicum; and how curricula can critically deconstruct and disrupt dominant, inequitable notions and practices. Data were collected through initial and end-of-course…

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. Reclaiming the essence of nursing: the meaning of an immersion experience in Honduras for RN to bachelor of science students.

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    Adamshick, Pamela; August-Brady, Michele

    2012-01-01

    Cultural immersion experiences incorporated in baccalaureate nursing programs have yielded positive short- and long-term effects on the personal and professional lives of the participants. Despite this evidence, little is known about how immersion experiences affect the RN student returning to school. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to uncover the meaning of a week-long immersion in Honduras for RN students (N = 8) and its impact on their professional practice upon return from Honduras. Data were analyzed through reflective journals and two focus groups conducted postimmersion experience. Transcripts were analyzed, and four themes emerged: from the outside looking in, struggling with dissonance, searching for meaning, and from the inside looking out. These themes combined to form the essence of the meaning of the experience: reclaiming the essence of nursing. Implications for practice, education, and research are addressed.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. A Review of Bachelor's Degree Medical Laboratory Scientist Education and Entry Level Practice in the United States.

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    Scanlan, Perry M

    2013-04-01

    The baccalaureate degree is generally the degree that provides the laboratory professional with the greatest level of general scientific background, training, job flexibility, and advancement opportunities. It is widely considered the requirement for entry-level work in the field of medical laboratory science, especially for those that covet work in management or specialty areas. This paper focuses on the educational models and levels of practice for MLS professionals including the entry level competencies of new professionals at the baccalaureate level. The accreditation of MLS programs and professional certification serve as important quality management systems to ensure program quality and professional competency prior to the start of entry level work.

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 76 FR 23273 - Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District; Deschutes National Forest; Deschutes County, Oregon; Mt. Bachelor...

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    ... new deck and fire pit. Summer Activities: New hiking trails from Pine Marten Lodge to West Village... mountain bike park including a skills area near the base of Pine Marten Express lift and a series of... zipline course with three segments from Pine Marten Lodge down to West Village. A rock climbing...

  14. Assessment of the quality and applicability of an e-portfolio capstone assessment item within a bachelor of midwifery program.

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    Baird, Kathleen; Gamble, Jenny; Sidebotham, Mary

    2016-09-01

    Education programs leading to professional licencing need to ensure assessments throughout the program are constructively aligned and mapped to the specific professional expectations. Within the final year of an undergraduate degree, a student is required to transform and prepare for professional practice. Establishing assessment items that are authentic and able to reflect this transformation is a challenge for universities. This paper both describes the considerations around the design of a capstone assessment and evaluates, from an academics perspective, the quality and applicability of an e-portfolio as a capstone assessment item for undergraduate courses leading to a professional qualification. The e-portfolio was seen to meet nine quality indicators for assessment. Academics evaluated the e-portfolio as an authentic assessment item that would engage the students and provide them with a platform for ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. The processes of reflection on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, comparison of clinical experiences with national statistics, preparation of professional philosophy and development of a curriculum vitae, whilst recognised as comprehensive and challenging were seen as highly valuable to the student transforming into the profession. PMID:27428798

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. How Course Articulation Agreements Facilitate the Transfer and Completion of a Bachelor's Degree: A Comparison of Native and Transfer Students

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    Tenbergen, Klaus-Georg

    2010-01-01

    A seismic economic shift has changed the rules by which Americans strive to get ahead in society. Hard work, once the bedrock of opportunity, is no longer sufficient in and of itself to ensure individual prosperity and security for either individuals or the larger community. The consequence of this new economy is the need to educate students in…

  18. 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,…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. [The perception of the risk related to nursing activities in Bachelor student of Modena and Reggio Emilia university: An observational study].

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    Mecugni, Daniela; Serpe, Alessandra; Bravo, Giulia; Iemmi, Marina; Gobba, Fabrizio Maria

    2009-01-01

    Professional risk and security in the health sector is becoming ever more important : the number of accidents in hospital environments during 2005 was 19,000 and nurses were the most frequently involved category. This study deals with clinical risk perception . A questionnaire was issued to 259 student and 100 professional nurses at the Modena and Reggio Emilia University Hospital., comprising 70 questions regarding 5 dimensions: general risk perception, personal risk perception, nursing skills, observed experience and direct experience. Results were evaluated using the ANOVA and t-tests and showed significant differences among the various groups (first, second and third-year students and professional nurses) in relation to each dimension. On the whole , the perception of risk was relatively low in comparison to its real level in the working environment. Therefore, specific training for a correct perception of health risks is required, not only for students but also for trained nurses, so that the culture of risk management becomes a routine issue. PMID:20059896

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. "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…

  20. [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.

  1. The Easy Guide to Accredited Degrees through Correspondence. Earn Your Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. from Accredited Colleges and Universities across the United States, While You Study at Home. 1st Edition.

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    Taji, Nancy Lydia

    This guide lists 24 accredited colleges and universities that offer degrees through correspondence courses. The colleges and universities are listed in alphabetical order. Each listing includes the following: name of the institution, a short history, the regional accrediting body by which it is accredited, a brief introduction about how each…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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.

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 10 CFR 33.15 - Requirements for the issuance of a Type C specific license of broad scope.

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    2010-01-01

    ... bachelor level, or equivalent training and experience, in the physical or biological sciences or in..., radiation detection instrumentation, and biological hazards of exposure to radiation appropriate to the...

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

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    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

  13. 14 CFR 1259.101 - Definitions.

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    2010-01-01

    ... the physical, natural and biological sciences, and engineering, space technology, education, economics...; (3) Provides an educational program for which a bachelor's degree or other higher degree is...

  14. 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…

  15. 34 CFR 106.2 - Definitions.

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    2010-07-01

    ...) Which is principally engaged in the business of providing education, health care, housing, social... study beyond the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in a...

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Heterogeneous Paths through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationships with Graduation and Earnings. Working Paper 83

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Andrews, Rodney J.; Li, Jing; Lovenheim, Michael F.

    2012-01-01

    A considerable fraction of college students and bachelor's degree recipients attend multiple postsecondary institutions. Despite this fact, there is scant research that examines the nature of the paths--both the number and types of institutions--that students take to obtain a bachelor's degree or through the higher education system more generally.…

  20. Black College Graduates and the Job Market in the South, 1980.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Galambos, Eva C.

    Although blacks in the Southern region made up 19 percent of the 1970 population, only about 11 percent of all bachelor's degrees and 9.6 percent of all master's degrees in the region in 1974 went to blacks. Black representation varies widely among fields of study, ranging at the bachelor's level from 2 percent in architecture to 23 percent in…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  9. Instructional Delivery in a Prison Education Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Travaglini, Joseph

    A prison education program that provides inmates the opportunity to complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree at Central Michigan University is described. Since 1976, more than 100 incarcerated students have enrolled, and nearly 40 have graduated with a bachelor of science degree. Students may major in either management and supervision, or…

  10. Examining Administrators and Faculty Perspectives regarding Community College Baccalaureate Degrees in Texas

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    Petrosian, Anahid

    2010-01-01

    To stay competitive in the knowledge-based global economy, businesses in the United States need access to employees with bachelor's degrees. However, there is a growing gap between employers' demand and the supply of baccalaureate graduates from four-year colleges and universities. To expand access to bachelor's degrees, legislators in 18 states…

  11. 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…

  12. 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 ...

  13. 45 CFR 86.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in...

  14. 41 CFR 101-4.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  15. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  16. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in...

  17. 36 CFR 1211.105 - 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  18. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  19. 45 CFR 2555.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  20. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  1. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  2. 10 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 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 higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in a professional field beyond the...

  3. 22 CFR 229.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  4. 10 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 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 higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in a professional field beyond the...

  5. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  6. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  7. 41 CFR 101-4.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  8. 7 CFR 15a.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in...

  9. 13 CFR 113.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  10. 45 CFR 618.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION NONDISCRIMINATION... 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...

  11. 13 CFR 113.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  13. 45 CFR 86.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in...

  14. 13 CFR 113.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  15. 49 CFR 25.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  16. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  17. 36 CFR 1211.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  18. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  19. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  20. 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, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  1. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in...

  2. 10 CFR 1042.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  3. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  4. 36 CFR 1211.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  5. 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 higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in a professional field beyond the...

  6. 45 CFR 618.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION NONDISCRIMINATION... 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. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in...

  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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  9. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  10. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  11. 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 higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in a professional field beyond the...

  12. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  13. 15 CFR 8a.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  14. 36 CFR 1211.105 - 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  15. 34 CFR 106.2 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 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 certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in a...

  16. 36 CFR 1211.105 - 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  17. 10 CFR 5.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 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 higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in a professional field beyond the...

  18. 6 CFR 17.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 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, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  19. 31 CFR 28.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  20. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  1. 6 CFR 17.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 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, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  2. 45 CFR 2555.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  3. 13 CFR 113.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  4. 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 certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in a...

  5. 43 CFR 41.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  6. 45 CFR 618.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION NONDISCRIMINATION... 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. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  8. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  9. 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 or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  10. 29 CFR 36.105 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  11. 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, whether or not leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards...

  12. 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 certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; or (2) Awards any degree in a...

  13. 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 leading to a certificate of any higher degree in the liberal arts and sciences; (2) Awards any degree in...

  14. How Colleges Perpetuate Inequality

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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. Earned Degrees, by Racial/Ethnic Status: 1978-79. Special Report.

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    Brown, George H.

    Data on college degrees awarded in the United States in 1979 are examined by racial/ethnic status of the recipients. Approximately 920,000 bachelor's degrees and over 400,000 postbaccalaureate degrees were awarded nationally. In 1979, 87.3 percent of bachelor's degrees went to white graduates, with the next largest portion (6.6 percent) going to…

  16. 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…

  17. 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)

  18. 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…

  19. Exploring the Determinants of Time-to-Degree in Public 4-Year Colleges

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    Zhu, Lillian

    2004-01-01

    The study examines the factors that impact the students who attained a bachelor's degree in four-years in a public four-year college. The study focuses on students' pre-college preparation, financial aids, academic performance, work-study time arrangement, and intention of completing a bachelor degree at the entering institution. The sample…

  20. 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…

  1. 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)…

  2. Undergraduate Curriculum Patterns: A Survey of Baccalaureate Programs in Selected Fields, 1962-63. Bulletin 1965, No. 19.

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    Haswell, Harold A., Ed.; Lindquist, Clarence B., Ed.

    There is great diversity among institutions of higher education in their requirements for various curriculums. This report, which is concerned only with the broad requirements as percentages of total requirements, analyzes the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science curriculums in six undergraduate areas that account for about one-half of all…

  3. Engineering and Technology Degrees, 1974.

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    Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.

    This report gives the number of engineering and technology degrees for the school year ending in June 1974. Tables appear in the following order: engineering degrees (bachelor's, master's, engineer's, doctor's) and technology degrees (associate, bachelor's, certificate, master's). The engineering tables include all 284 schools known to offer…

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

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    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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  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. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. And the Survey Says…

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    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.

  19. The effects of group type and young silverbacks on wounding rates in western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) groups in North American zoos.

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    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.

  20. The effects of group type and young silverbacks on wounding rates in western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) groups in North American zoos.

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    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

  1. The fully integrated biomedical engineering programme at Eindhoven University of Technology.

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    Slaaf, D W; van Genderen, M H P

    2009-05-01

    The development of a fully integrated biomedical engineering programme (life sciences included from the start) is described. Details are provided about background, implementation, and didactic concept: design centred learning combined with courses. The curriculum has developed into a bachelor-master's programme with two different master's degrees: Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering and Master's Degree in Medical Engineering. Recently, the programme has adopted semester programming, has included a major and minor in the bachelor's degree phase, and a true bachelor's degree final project. Details about the programme and data about where graduates find jobs are provided in this paper.

  2. A postprofessional distance-education program in neurodiagnostics and sleep science.

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    Overton, Auburne

    2014-01-01

    Sleep medicine is a quickly growing field of allied health and preventive medicine. The University of North Carolina has proven innovative and timely in offering a neurodiagnostics and sleep science bachelor's degree program for the sleep medicine profession.

  3. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF BUILDING 459 LOOKING ALONG WALNUT AVENUE; CAMERA ...

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    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

  4. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF BUILDING 459 LOOKING ALONG WALNUT AVENUE, SHOWING ...

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    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

  5. 10 CFR 26.125 - Licensee testing facility personnel.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... designated individual(s) shall have at least a bachelor's degree in the chemical or biological sciences... color blindness; and appropriate data to support determinations of honesty and integrity required...

  6. Les instituts universitaires de technologie en France. (The university institutes of technology in France)

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    Pineau, Gaston

    1971-01-01

    In 1966 France passed legislation naming three types of technical training: two year postbaccalaureate, short-cycle for those without a bachelor's degree, adult education, for those already employed. (MF)

  7. Competency Model 101. The Process of Developing Core Competencies.

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    Eichelberger, Lisa Wright; Hewlett, Peggy O'Neill

    1999-01-01

    The Mississippi Competency Model defines nurses' roles as provider (caregiver, teacher, counselor, advocate), professional (scholar, collaborator, ethicist, researcher), and manager (leader, facilitator, intrapreneur, decision maker, technology user) for four levels of nursing: licensed practical nurse, associate degree, bachelor's degree, and…

  8. "Soothing the Savage Breast": Music Therapy as a Career

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    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)

  9. 42 CFR 493.1489 - Standard; Testing personnel qualifications.

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    2012-10-01

    ... have earned a doctoral, master's or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical... biology; and (iii) Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in...

  10. 42 CFR 493.1489 - Standard; Testing personnel qualifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... have earned a doctoral, master's or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical... biology; and (iii) Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in...

  11. 42 CFR 493.1489 - Standard; Testing personnel qualifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... have earned a doctoral, master's or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical... biology; and (iii) Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in...

  12. 42 CFR 493.1489 - Standard; Testing personnel qualifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... have earned a doctoral, master's or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical... biology; and (iii) Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in...

  13. 42 CFR 493.1489 - Standard; Testing personnel qualifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... have earned a doctoral, master's or bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical... biology; and (iii) Twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in...

  14. Cooperative Education: Learn More, Earn More, Prepare for the Workplace.

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    Mariani, Matthew

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the benefits of cooperative education, describes a typical co-op program, compares salaries of associate-degreed and bachelor-degreed co-op employees, and provides additional sources of information. (JOW)

  15. M.S. Degrees for Engineering Technology Graduates: An Identity Crisis Squared

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    Dwon, Larry

    1976-01-01

    Cites confusion existing today in industry over B.S. in Engineering and Bachelor in Technology (B.E.T.) Degrees as evidence that the inception of a Master in Technology Degree would be ill advised. (CP)

  16. INTERIOR VIEW OF A TYPICAL ROOM (ROOM NO. 209), FACING ...

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    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

  17. American Indian and Alaska Native Heart Disease and Stroke

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    ... 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 ...

  18. FACILITY 814, SOUTHEAST SIDE AND REAR, SHOWING COURTYARD BETWEEN WINGS, ...

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    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

  19. MSU Adopts Business-Engineering Program

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    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)

  20. Display graphic depicting the effects of 'Noise Induced Hearing Loss' (NIHL), created as

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    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

  1. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE LOBBY/ROTUNDA, FACING NORTHEAST. NOTE THE SECOND ...

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    INTERIOR VIEW OF THE LOBBY/ROTUNDA, FACING NORTHEAST. NOTE THE SECOND FLOOR RAILINGS AND LOBBY STAIRWAY RAILINGS FROM THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION. - U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Bachelor Officer Quarters, Dealy Circle, Pearl City, Honolulu County, HI

  2. INTERIOR VIEW OF THE DINING AREA, FACING EAST. THE DECORATIVE ...

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    INTERIOR VIEW OF THE DINING AREA, FACING EAST. THE DECORATIVE DESIGN OF THE OVERHEAD BEAMS AND COLUMNS ARE FROM THE ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION. - U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Bachelor Officer Quarters, Dealy Circle, Pearl City, Honolulu County, HI

  3. Roster of Physics 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 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…

  4. Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2011: Results from the 2011 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    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. Roster of Astronomy Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2012: Results from the 2012 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    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…

  6. "The Internship Experience"

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    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…

  7. 1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03). Methodology Report. NCES 2006-166

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    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…

  8. Roster of Physics Departments with Enrollment and Degree Data, 2012: Results from the 2012 Survey of Enrollments and Degrees. Focus On

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    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…

  9. Manpower Assessment Report No. 33: The role of two-year colleges in preparing students for careers in science and technology

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    1995-07-01

    Over 56,000 associate degrees were awarded in science, math, engineering, and technology fields in 1993. Two-year colleges prepare students for employment as technicians; they also provide education leading to bachelor`s or master`s degrees in science and engineering. Breakdowns of the associate degrees awarded by state, women, and underrepresented population (African-Americans, Hispanic, Native Americans) are given.

  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. Evaluation of learning outcomes in a research process and the utilization of research knowledge from the viewpoint of nursing students.

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    Mattila, Lea-Riitta; Koivisto, Virpi; Häggman-Laitila, Arja

    2005-08-01

    The purpose of this descriptive study was to evaluate the learning that takes place in a research process of nursing students when writing their Bachelor's theses and to describe the learning outcomes in utilizing research knowledge. The sample comprised nursing students from a Finnish polytechnic. All of them worked with their Bachelor's theses. The data were collected by a questionnaire constructed for this study and 257 nursing students participated in the study. The data were analysed by SPSS 10.0 software. The students knew the steps of the research process moderately well. Most of the students responded that research results had been implemented in nursing practice. More than half of the students found the attitudes towards research positive in their clinical placements. Students' self-evaluation of learning outcomes was positive and they felt able to use research knowledge. The results indicated improving learning outcomes during the working process of the Bachelor's thesis. Working with the Bachelor's thesis is an effective way to lead the students to use research knowledge. The results are useful in guiding the students through their Bachelor's theses as well as in developing the curriculum and working life.

  12. Evaluation of learning outcomes in a research process and the utilization of research knowledge from the viewpoint of nursing students.

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    Mattila, Lea-Riitta; Koivisto, Virpi; Häggman-Laitila, Arja

    2005-08-01

    The purpose of this descriptive study was to evaluate the learning that takes place in a research process of nursing students when writing their Bachelor's theses and to describe the learning outcomes in utilizing research knowledge. The sample comprised nursing students from a Finnish polytechnic. All of them worked with their Bachelor's theses. The data were collected by a questionnaire constructed for this study and 257 nursing students participated in the study. The data were analysed by SPSS 10.0 software. The students knew the steps of the research process moderately well. Most of the students responded that research results had been implemented in nursing practice. More than half of the students found the attitudes towards research positive in their clinical placements. Students' self-evaluation of learning outcomes was positive and they felt able to use research knowledge. The results indicated improving learning outcomes during the working process of the Bachelor's thesis. Working with the Bachelor's thesis is an effective way to lead the students to use research knowledge. The results are useful in guiding the students through their Bachelor's theses as well as in developing the curriculum and working life. PMID:16002189

  13. Examining sexism in the geosciences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  14. School nurse intention to pursue higher education.

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    Broussard, Lisa; White, Debra

    2014-10-01

    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 bachelor's degree. In many states, the bachelor's degree is required for all school nurses, and many school nurses are prepared at the masters' and doctoral levels. The purpose of this study was to examine the intention of Louisiana school nurses to pursue higher education in nursing. A survey was distributed to all members of the Louisiana School Nurses Organization, and results indicated that 65% of the participants were motivated to return to school. Incentives and barriers to pursuing higher education were identified, and strategies for overcoming these barriers were proposed.

  15. “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

  16. AIP Career Pathways

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. Discussing Underrepresentation as a Means to Facilitating Female Students' Physics Identity Development

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    Lock, Robynne M.; Hazari, Zahra

    2016-01-01

    Despite the fact that approximately half of high school physics students are female, only 21% of physics bachelor's degrees are awarded to women. In a previous study, drawn from a national survey of college students in introductory English courses, five factors commonly proposed to positively impact female students' choice of a physical science…

  20. Focusing on Women in STEM: A Longitudinal Examination of Gender-Based Earning Gap of College Graduates

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    Xu, Yonghong

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations from the aspect of earning differentials. Using a national data source that tracked college graduates' work experiences over a ten-year time frame post-bachelor's degree, this study examines longitudinally the…

  1. Improving the Perception of Self-Sufficiency towards Creative Drama

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    Pekdogan, Serpil; Korkmaz, Halil Ibrahim

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a Creative Drama Based Perception of Self-sufficiency Skills Training Program on 2nd grade bachelor degree students' (who are attending a preschool teacher training program) perception of self-sufficiency. This is a quasi-experimental study. Totally 50 students were equally divided into…

  2. 42 CFR 60.5 - Who is an eligible student borrower?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...: Doctor of Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Dentistry or equivalent degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree Doctor of Optometry or equivalent degree Doctor of Podiatric Medicine or equivalent degree Bachelor or Master of Science in Pharmacy or equivalent degree Graduate...

  3. Credential Creep

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    Bollag, Burton

    2007-01-01

    When Brenda M. Coppard was studying occupational therapy in the late 1980s, a bachelor's degree was the standard ticket to enter the profession. By the 1990s, a master's degree was expected. Today a doctorate is becoming the norm. Ms. Coppard has pushed for more advanced degrees. In 1999 the associate professor of occupational therapy helped…

  4. A Competency Based Assessment Approach to Training and Job Performance in the Field of Chemical Dependency.

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    Armstrong, Dennis A.; Ottenheimer, Howard M.

    1979-01-01

    Competency based education is a model which can be utilized for training and evaluating alcohol and drug abuse personnel. An identification and assessment process is described relating to the development and implementation of a competency based bachelor's degree program for students majoring in alcohol and drug abuse related areas. (Author/BEF)

  5. Minorities in Higher Education: A Pipeline Problem?

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    Sethna, Beheruz N.

    2011-01-01

    This paper uses national data from the American Council on Education (ACE) to study the progress of different ethnic groups through the academic pipeline--stages studied include the Bachelor's, Master's, doctoral, levels, and then progress to the Assistant, Associate, and (full) Professor stages, to full-time administrators and finally to the CEO…

  6. Is it Really a Man's World? Black Men in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    Lundy-Wagner, Valerie C.

    2013-01-01

    Efforts to improve the Black science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pipeline have focused on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs); however, this work generally fails to acknowledge men. This article characterized Black male receipts of bachelor's degrees from HBCUs in STEM fields between 1981 and 2009 using a…

  7. Photocopy of drawing located at National Archives, San Bruno, California ...

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

    Photocopy of drawing located at National Archives, San Bruno, California (Navy # 459-A-12). MARBLE AND TILE DETAILS; DECEMBER, 1930 - Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Bachelor Enlisted Quarters & Offices, Walnut Avenue, east side between D Street & C Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

  8. HIV/AIDS Course Content in CSWE-Accredited Social Work Programs: A Survey of Current Curricular Practices

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    Rowan, Diana; Shears, Jeffrey

    2011-01-01

    The authors surveyed program directors at all bachelor of social work and master of social work programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education using an online tool that assessed whether and how their respective social work programs are covering content related to HIV/AIDS. Of the 650 program directors, 153 (24%) participated in the…

  9. Searching for Homogamy: An In-Class Exercise

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    Knox, David; McGinty, Kristen

    2009-01-01

    Based on the popular television programs of "Bachelor," "Bachelorette," "Blind Date," "Elimidate," and "Next" an in-class exercise was developed and executed in five sections of a marriage and family course at a large southeastern university whereby students identified a homogamous (homogamy = similarity) partner and went out on a "real" date.…

  10. Is Earnings Uncertainty Relevant for Educational Choice? An Empirical Analysis for China

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    Hartog, Joop; Ding, Xiaohao; Liao, Juan

    2014-01-01

    We use the method of Dominitz and Manski [1996. Eliciting student expectations of the return to schooling. "Journal of Human Resources" 31, no. 1: 1-26] to solicit anticipated wage distributions for continuing to a master degree or going to work after completing the bachelor degree. The means of the distributions have an effect on…

  11. On the Quality of Higher Education in Jordan: Empirical Evidence from Princess Sumaya University for Technology

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    Shahateet, Mohammed Issa

    2014-01-01

    This paper investigates the main indicators of scores of K-12 leavers who were admitted at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, PSUT, in Jordan and their graduation scores. It uses time series data covering the period 1993-2012, including all 3,229 Bachelor graduates in all specialisations. The paper applies several statistical techniques to…

  12. Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need

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    Fowler, Donna; Tolbert, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    This Guide is designed for people who are incarcerated and for those on community supervision (probation and parole). It will help you get started--or continue--on the path to further education and training. Earning a high school credential, getting a certificate or license in a career technical field, or earning an associate or bachelor's degree…

  13. The Bologna Process Is a Game of Chance: At Stake Is the Future of Russia

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    Zapesotskii, A.

    2006-01-01

    This article deals with the Bologna process and the effect that it may bring to Russian education. In this article, the author discusses answers to questions regarding the Bologna process. The author also discusses the aims of the Bologna process, which consists of: (1) the adoption of the two-level system of education, the bachelor's and master's…

  14. Participation in the Virtual Environment of Blended College Courses: An Activity Study of Student Performance

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    Cavanaugh, Cathy; Hargis, Jace; Mayberry, John

    2016-01-01

    This paper describes a study of success factors in the introductory semester of liberal studies blended courses offered at the bachelor of science level. The influence of student participation in the online course environment was examined, as measured by the number of times students logged into the learning management system (LMS) and average…

  15. 38 CFR 21.4201 - Restrictions on enrollment; percentage of students receiving financial support.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... of Arts) or AS (Associate of Science) degrees with no major specified, will require separate computations for each curriculum. Terminal 2-year courses (i.e., AAS (Associate of Applied Science), dental... (Bachelor of Science) only until the normal point at which the school requires the student to declare...

  16. Degrees Conferred in Oklahoma Higher Education. 1974-1975.

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    Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.

    These tables summarize degrees conferred in both state and private Oklahoma colleges and universities. They cover a period from 1973-75 and compare this period with previous semesters. Included are associate degrees, certificates, bachelors, first professional, and graduate degrees. Tables list students' sex, division of study, and field of study.…

  17. 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…

  18. Ability to Manage Own Learning Time among Student-Teachers

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    Gafoor, Kunnathodi Abdul; Jouhar Munavvir, T.

    2010-01-01

    Teaching among other things provides persons with the knacks and know-how to learn. Hence, teacher education must clarify for student teachers what education and learning are and how to further own and others' learning. This is especially important as many prospective teachers see Bachelor's Degree in Education as something which can be…

  19. Exploring the Popperian Framework in a Pre-Service Teacher Education Program

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    Chitpin, Stephanie; Simon, Marielle

    2006-01-01

    The study reported in this article is derived from a critical analysis of the work of 28 pre-service teachers enrolled in the course "Teaching elementary language arts" in a Bachelor of Education concurrent program in a southern State university. The pre-service teachers were taught how to use an innovative knowledge-building framework based on…

  20. National HRD and Investment in Human Capital: Opportunity Costs of U.S. Postsecondary Education

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    Cornachione, Edgard; Daugherty, Jenny

    2008-01-01

    This study explores opportunity costs of postsecondary education in the U.S. in the past three decades. Based on human capital theory, data from the U.S. Census, along with parameters for high education achievement (involving bachelors and advanced degrees), were fed into a forecasting model developed for this purpose. Beyond descriptive…

  1. College Level Aviation Curriculum Development.

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    Mattson, Betty J.

    This document describes a college-level curriculum for airplane pilots that is expected to be available at Muskegon (Michigan) College of Business and Technology in fall 1990. The curriculum offers associate or bachelor degree, college credit for earned flight ratings, private license, transfer credit for other aviation college programs, the…

  2. Change in the Stratification of Educational Expectations and Their Realization

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    Reynolds, John R.; Johnson, Monica Kirkpatrick

    2011-01-01

    What do recent trends toward increasingly ambitious educational expectations and rising college completion rates mean for the stratification of higher education? This article shows that the odds of achieving expectations for a bachelor's degree increased across 15 cohorts of young adults, and to a lesser extent, for expectations to attend…

  3. Enhancing Students' Self-Efficacy in Making Positive Career Decisions

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    Reddan, Gregory

    2015-01-01

    Field Project A is an elective course in the Bachelor of Exercise Science program at Griffith University and includes elements of both career development learning and work-integrated learning. This paper aims to determine the effects of the learning activities and assessment items developed for the course on students' self-efficacy in making…

  4. Spelling in Adolescents with Dyslexia: Errors and Modes of Assessment

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    Tops, Wim; Callens, Maaike; Bijn, Evi; Brysbaert, Marc

    2014-01-01

    In this study we focused on the spelling of high-functioning students with dyslexia. We made a detailed classification of the errors in a word and sentence dictation task made by 100 students with dyslexia and 100 matched control students. All participants were in the first year of their bachelor's studies and had Dutch as mother tongue.…

  5. 42 CFR 60.50 - Which schools are eligible to be HEAL schools?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... to conduct a course of study leading to one of the following degrees: Doctor of Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Dentistry or equivalent degree Bachelor or Master of Science in Pharmacy or equivalent degree Doctor of Optometry or equivalent degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent...

  6. 42 CFR 60.50 - Which schools are eligible to be HEAL schools?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... to conduct a course of study leading to one of the following degrees: Doctor of Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Dentistry or equivalent degree Bachelor or Master of Science in Pharmacy or equivalent degree Doctor of Optometry or equivalent degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent...

  7. 14 CFR 1259.101 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...; (3) Provides an educational program for which a bachelor's degree or other higher degree is awarded... Grant program award means any award contemplated under section 206(a) of the Act. (k) Special Space Grant program award means any award extended under section 206(b) of the Act. (l) Specific national...

  8. 34 CFR 608.2 - What institutions are eligible to receive a grant under the HBCU Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... before the merger; and (2) The institution was eligible to receive a grant under the Special Needs Program in any fiscal year prior to fiscal year 1986. (The Special Needs Program was authorized under... an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree; and (3) Be accredited...

  9. 34 CFR 608.2 - What institutions are eligible to receive a grant under the HBCU Program?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... before the merger; and (2) The institution was eligible to receive a grant under the Special Needs Program in any fiscal year prior to fiscal year 1986. (The Special Needs Program was authorized under... an educational program for which it awards a bachelor's degree; and (3) Be accredited...

  10. 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…

  11. Reaching into the Future: A New National Initiative. Establishing a Transfer Articulation Network between Urban Community Colleges and Both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions.

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    City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.

    This document discusses a proposed national articulation agreement among urban community colleges, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) to increase minority degree attainment. In 1998, the percentages of African-American and Hispanic adults receiving a bachelor's degree were 18% and 17%,…

  12. 2013 Annual Survey of Journalism Mass Communication Enrollments: Enrollments Decline for Third Consecutive Year

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    Becker, Lee Bernard; Vlad, Tudor; Simpson, Holly Anne

    2014-01-01

    Enrollments in journalism and mass communication programs in the United States in the fall of 2013 were down from a year earlier for the third year in a row. Enrollments dropped at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, and the number of freshmen and sophomores were down dramatically from a year earlier. Enrollments in the…

  13. Planning, Teaching and Assessing Mathematics Learning for Real!

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    Youdale, Leonie

    2010-01-01

    As a final year Bachelor of Education student at the University of Tasmania, this author recently participated in an innovative program for improving mathematics learning outcomes for primary school students and the mathematics teaching development of pre-service teachers. As a participant in the program, she was required to plan, teach, and…

  14. Education for Entry into Practice: An Ethical Perspective.

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    Hess, Joanne D.

    1996-01-01

    Issues of practice, licensure, and education for associate and bachelor's degree nursing indicate a lack of consensus. The perspective of an ethic of care highlights moral dilemmas that must be resolved because the current state of nursing education and practice is ethically dubious. (SK)

  15. Urban College Graduates: Their Investments in and Returns for Strong Quantitative Skills, Social Capital Skills, and Soft Skills

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    Haynes, Marie Ellen

    2010-01-01

    This case study examined strong quantitative skills, social capital skills, and soft skills of urban college graduates using data from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality Household Survey. The urban college graduates lived in Atlanta, Boston, or Los Angeles and had bachelor's, master's, PhD, and professional degrees. Among the three skills…

  16. Focus on State Policies Limiting Excess Undergraduate Credit Hours

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    Grove, Jeffrey

    2007-01-01

    With a bachelor's degree fast becoming the standard requirement for achieving success in the modern economy, college enrollment is increasing rapidly nationwide. State funding for colleges and universities continues to subsidize the cost of educating state residents, but spiraling expenditures in other areas are straining the ability of states to…

  17. The Reflective Professional Honours Programme of the Dutch Saxion Universities

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    van Dijk, Trijntje

    2012-01-01

    The Reflective Professional Honours Programme of the Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands centers on a profile of what graduates of the program should have accomplished in addition to their regular bachelor's degree program. The development team for our programme first investigated what the profile should be, interviewing…

  18. Criterion-Referenced Exit Examinations: An Institution's Internal Process for Psychometric Analysis

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    Lieneck, Cristian; Morrison, Eileen; Price, Larry

    2013-01-01

    The Texas State University-San Marcos undergraduate healthcare administration program requires all bachelors of health administration (BHA) students to pass a comprehensive examination to demonstrate their knowledge of specific core competencies. This also demonstrates completion of their didactic coursework in order to enter a practical…

  19. Community and Control. Course HP03a: 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, surveys different forms of community, ranging from closely knit, cohesive groups to institutionalized groups, their characteristic forms of social control, and their methods of social organization. The concept of…

  20. The Community College Option

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    Rosenbaum, James E.; Ahearn, Caitlin; Rosenbaum, Janet

    2016-01-01

    Efforts to promote college for all for all has opened college doors to a broad range of students. But college--and career success after college--doesn't have to mean a bachelor's degree. Community college credentials, such as associate's degrees and one-year certificates, can lead to further degrees or jobs that offer more benefits than students…

  1. Closing the Loop on a Continuous Program Improvement Process

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    Booth, Vickie; Booth, Larry

    2010-01-01

    The WebBSIT, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, is a fully online degree offered through a consortium of five University System of Georgia institutions. This paper begins by summarizing the change management system developed for continuous program improvement. Analysis of data should drive improvement, closing the loop. The balance…

  2. Wage and Benefits Survey of Child Care Center Staff in Montgomery County.

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    Montgomery County Dept. of Family Resources, Rockville, MD. Div. of Program Development and Planning.

    In this study of child care center wages, benefits, and working conditions, questionnaires were completed by directors and senior staff at 129 centers in Montgomery County, Maryland. Survey findings on staff education and experience indicated that 34 percent of staff had a bachelor's degree or higher. A typical staff member had 5.5 years of…

  3. Career Writing as a Dialogue about Work Experience: A Recipe for Luck Readiness?

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    Lengelle, Reinekke; Meijers, Frans; Poell, Rob; Geijsel, Femke; Post, Mijke

    2016-01-01

    In this article, we examined whether career writing--creative, expressive, and reflective writing--can increase luck readiness, which is the ability to respond and make use of (career) opportunities. Two 2-day writing courses were taught to third-year bachelor students, one before and one after work placements. In this exploratory study, results…

  4. Assessment of Professional Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes about Patients of Diverse Cultures.

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    Bond, Mary Lou; Kardong-Edgren, Suzan; Jones, Mary Elaine

    2001-01-01

    The Ethnic Attitude Scale and Transcultural Questionnaire were administered to 152 bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students, registered nurses in transition to BSN, and masters's students. All three groups had low knowledge about cultural groups. The only significant difference was BSN students' understanding of such concepts as…

  5. Growth in Ecological Concept Development and Conceptual Understanding in Teacher Education: The Discerning Teacher

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    Puk, Tom; Stibbards, Adam

    2011-01-01

    In a previous study, Puk and Stibbards (2010) demonstrated that a cohort of teacher candidates entering into an ecological literacy, Bachelor of Education program had very immature understanding of complex ecological concepts. Specifically, written definitions were either absent entirely, very vague, or missing essential criterial attributes, as…

  6. Male and Female College Graduates: Seven Months Later. Research Report No. 6-84.

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    Martinez, Alyce C.; And Others

    The employment and educational status of a sample of University of Maryland's bachelor's degree graduates was surveyed in 1983, as were their attitudes and career needs. Responses from 346 graduates indicated that males were more likely to be employed in their chosen field or in a satisfactory position than were women. Women were more likely to be…

  7. Strengthening the Link between Theory and Practice in Teaching Design Engineering: An Empirical Study on a New Approach

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    Tempelman, E.; Pilot, A.

    2011-01-01

    In 2007, the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology introduced a new bachelor program. Based on theories of learning and instruction three design principles were used to develop an approach that aims to make it easier for students to bridge the gap between theoretical design engineering courses and practical…

  8. New Report Predicts Shortage of Geoscientists in the Workforce

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wendel, JoAnna

    2014-06-01

    By the end of the next decade, there may be a shortage of 135,000 geoscientists in the workforce, according to a report issued by the American Geosciences Institute on 29 May. This shortage is predicted despite rising enrollment in the geosciences and rising salaries for students graduating with bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees.

  9. Factors Associated with Female Chemist Doctoral Career Choice within the Physical Sciences

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    Dabney, Katherine P.; Tai, Robert H.

    2014-01-01

    Research shows that women are entering the field of physics at a faster rate than the field of chemistry through bachelor's and doctoral degrees. However, STEM studies primarily compare women to men or examine them as a single entity. Therefore, a paucity of research exists that examines what may differentiate women in certain critical and…

  10. The Cost of More Accessible Higher Education: What Is the Monetary Value of the Various Academic Degrees? A Case Study

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    Davidovitch, Nitza; Byalsky, Michael; Soen, Dan; Sinuani-Stern, Zilla

    2013-01-01

    One of the main reasons for acquiring a Bachelor's Degree is the perception of higher education as a means of improving graduates' financial status. In light of the increased accessibility of higher education, a growing number of students hope to use their studies as a financial springboard. In the current study we sought to examine this…

  11. Access Matters: Meeting the Nation's College Completion Goals Requires Large Increases in Need-Based Grant Aid

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    Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This document addresses the status of equality in access to higher education. Some of the motivating factors behind this presentation include: (1) College completion rates including rates of bachelor's degree completion are falling today, particularly among young Americans; (2) Reversing the current trend and increasing college completion has…

  12. Debt Burden Four Years after College. Statistical Analysis Report. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports.

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    Choy, Susan P.

    This study examines the debt of 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients in light of their financial circumstances in 1997, approximately 4 years after they earned their degrees. First, it reviews the amount they borrowed as undergraduates, including amounts borrowed through student loan programs, from parents, and from other private sources. It also…

  13. One Million Bones: Measuring the Effect of Human Rights Participation in the Social Work Classroom

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    McPherson, Jane; Cheatham, Leah P.

    2015-01-01

    This article describes the integration of human rights content and a national arts-activism initiative--One Million Bones--into a bachelor's-level macro practice class as a human rights teaching strategy. Two previously validated scales, the Human Rights Exposure (HRX) in Social Work and the Human Rights Engagement (HRE) in Social Work…

  14. Early Identification and Characterization of Students Who Drop out in the First Year at University

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    Baars, G. J. A.; Arnold, I. J. M.

    2014-01-01

    At Erasmus School of Economics about 40% of the students in the bachelor program Economics and Business drop out in the first academic year. We examined whether it is feasible (a) to identify on the basis of their participation and achievement in the first 2 (out of 10) examinations students who drop out in the first year, and (b) to characterize…

  15. 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…

  16. Experiences of Incivility and Ageism in Currently Enrolled RN to BS Nursing Students and Their Intent to Quit

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    Balko, Kimberly A.

    2013-01-01

    Student registered nurses face barriers to successful completion of a bachelor's of science degree program when faced with memories of incivility within their basic nursing program and their current experiences of incivility and ageism in the classroom, as well as in the workplace. This incivility, along with generational differences, adds to the…

  17. 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…

  18. 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)

  19. Evaluating Teachers: Opportunities and Best Practices. re:VISION No. 04, Part 2

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    Jackson, Stephen; Remer, Casey

    2014-01-01

    Until recently, states focused on ensuring the presence of a "highly qualified teacher" in every classroom. Under the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this title described a teacher holding at least a bachelor's degree and the appropriate state license and…

  20. Teaching Efficacy in the Classroom: Skill Based Training for Teachers' Empowerment

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    Karimzadeh, Mansoureh; Salehi, Hadi; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Nasiri, Mehdi; Shojaee, Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    This study aims to use an experimental research design to enhance teaching efficacy by social-emotional skills training in teachers. The statistical sample comprised of 68 elementary teachers (grades 4 and 5) with at least 10 years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree who were randomly assigned into control (18 female, 16 male) and…

  1. Re-engineering Engineering Education

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    Gordon, Bernard M.; Silevitch, Michael B.

    2009-01-01

    In 2005, leaders gathered by the National Association of Manufacturers declared yet another "STEM" emergency. In the face of global competition, they argued, the number of bachelor's degrees awarded annually to U.S. students in science, math and engineering must double by 2015. In fact, the need for STEM talent is even more critical today as the…

  2. Leading Curriculum Renewal in a Faculty of Education: A Story from within

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    Naidoo, Ana

    2012-01-01

    This article investigates the process of curriculum renewal in a faculty of education. I report on my own experiences as the initiator of the change to the Bachelor of Education curriculum. When colleges of education were incorporated into higher education institutions, some faculties of education were relocated to these campuses. This move…

  3. Towards Treating Chemistry Teacher Candidates as Human

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    Lewthwaite, Brian Ellis

    2008-01-01

    This research inquiry investigates the factors influencing chemistry teacher candidates' development during their extended practica in the second and final year of an After-Degree Bachelor of Education at a university in central Canada. A variety of data sources are used to identify the risk and protective factors impeding and contributing to the…

  4. Institutional Grants and Baccalaureate Degree Attainment

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    Price, Derek V.; Davis, Ryan J.

    2006-01-01

    While the effects of the shift from need- to merit-based grants on student enrollment and receipt of aid have been examined thoroughly by a number of analysts, very few recent reports have examined the effects of these grants on students' persistence towards completing bachelor's degrees. To examine this issue, this report explores the linkages…

  5. Tracing the History of Technical Communication from 1850-2000: Plus a Series of Survey Studies.

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    McDowell, Earl E.

    This research focuses on the history of technical communication since 1850, with a specific focus on the technological changes that occurred between 1900 and 1950. This paper also discusses the development of professional technical communication organizations and the development of technical communication programs at the bachelor, masters, and…

  6. The Persistence Pyramid: Factors Related to Persistence for Low-Income Students in Baccalaureate Programs

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    Opatz, Leslie Joseph

    2013-01-01

    Low-income students earn bachelor's degrees at significantly lower rates than their high-income peers. This qualitative study interviewed 21 Fall 2008 full-time first-year Pell Grant recipients in May 2012 when almost all were near the point of baccalaureate degree completion at a large urban doctoral-granting institution with very high research…

  7. Inventory of Content in Basic Courses in Environment and Sustainable Development at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden

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    Lundqvist, U.; Svanstrom, M.

    2008-01-01

    Chalmers University of Technology is actively promoting learning for sustainable development in its educational programmes. A compulsory part of the bachelor curricula is five full-time weeks of studies on environment and sustainable development. This paper presents an inventory of the contents in these courses performed as a series of discussions…

  8. Sustainability in Brazilian Federal Universities

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    Palma, Lisiane Celia; de Oliveira, Lessandra M.; Viacava, Keitiline R.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the number of courses related to sustainability offered in bachelor degree programs of business administration in Brazilian federal universities. Design/methodology/approach: An exploratory research was carried out based on a descriptive scope. The process of mapping federal universities in Brazil…

  9. The Reverse Transfer Phenomenon at Piedmont Virginia Community College, Fall Quarter, 1981. Research Report No. 3-82.

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    Ross, Robert A.

    In fall 1981, a study was conducted to investigate the reverse transfer phenomenon at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC). Specifically, the study sought to determine: (1) the proportion of PVCC students who had already obtained a certificate, or an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree; (2) the demographic characteristics of these…

  10. An Alternative Path to Becoming a Successful Middle Grades Math and Science Teacher

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    Jeanpierre, Bobby; Lewis, Nancy

    2007-01-01

    In 2003, the University of Central Florida began a Transition to Mathematics and Science Teaching (T-MAST) program, a one-year, fast-track program that prepares and certifies bachelor's degree holders who will work as teachers in a job-sharing paid internship, while completing a Master of Arts degree in middle grades (5-9) mathematics education or…

  11. Review of Indigenous Health Curriculum in Nutrition and Dietetics at One Australian University: An Action Research Study

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    Wilson, Annabelle M.; Mehta, Kaye; Miller, Jacqueline; Yaxley, Alison; Thomas, Jolene; Jackson, Kathryn; Wray, Amanda; Miller, Michelle D.

    2015-01-01

    This article describes a review undertaken in 2012-2013 by Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University, to assess the Indigenous health curriculum of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (BND) and Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics (MND). An action research framework was used to guide and inform inquiry. This involved four stages, each of…

  12. A Dialogue of Necessity: Attending to Teacher Candidates' Informal Music Experiences

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    Griffin, Shelley M.; Ismailos, Linda

    2015-01-01

    Many teacher candidates (preservice teachers) in a Bachelor of Education degree cross the threshold into an elementary music methodology course with trepidation. Thus, teacher educators (music education professors) ought to explore the ways in which they can attend to students' music experiences so as to increase teacher competence. This article…

  13. Undergraduate Music Education Major Identity Formation in the University Music Department

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    McClellan, Edward

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Carney, Jeremy William

    2010-01-01

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

  15. Insights from a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course for Preparing New Chemistry and Physics Teachers

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    Inglis, Michael; Mallaburn, Andrea; Tynan, Richard; Clays, Ken; Jones, Robert Bryn

    2013-01-01

    A recent Government response to shortages of new physics and chemistry teachers is the extended subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course. Graduates without a physics or chemistry bachelor degree are prepared by an SKE course to enter a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme to become science teachers with a physics or chemistry…

  16. Determinants of Quality Education in Private Universities from Student Perspectives: A Case Study in Bangladesh

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    Ashraf, Mohammad A.; Osman, Abu Zafar Rashed; Ratan, Sarker Rafij Ahmed

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to identify the determinants that potentially influence quality education in private universities in Bangladesh. Design/methodology/approach: To attain this objective, 234 data were collected through face-to-face interviews on campus during February-March 2013 from Bachelor of Business Administration…

  17. 1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) Field Test Methodology Report. Working Paper Series. NCES 2004-02

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    Wine, J.; Cominole, M.; Carwile, S.; Franklin, J.; Carley-Baxter, L.; and Wheeless, S.

    2004-01-01

    The 1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03), sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education, followed a cohort of students who earned bachelor's degrees during the 1992?93 academic year. These students were first interviewed in 1993, as part of the 1993 National Postsecondary…

  18. University Access for Disadvantaged Children: A Comparison across Countries

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    Jerrim, John; Vignoles, Anna

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we consider whether certain countries are particularly adept (or particularly poor) at getting children from disadvantaged homes to study for a bachelor's degree. A series of university access models are estimated for four English-speaking countries (England, Canada, Australia and the USA), which include controls for comparable…

  19. Concept Maps of Korean EFL Student Teachers' Autobiographical Reflections on Their Professional Identity Formation

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    Lim, Hyun-Woo

    2011-01-01

    This study utilizes a concept mapping method to explore the underlying structure and dimensionality of Korean student teachers' autobiographical reflections on their professional identity formation. Participants consist of 90 students enrolled in bachelor's and master's degree programs in English teacher education. The study results imply core…

  20. Partnership and Workplace Learning in the UK: Pioneering Work at British Telecommunications plc.

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    Stoney, Christopher

    2002-01-01

    A partnership between British Telecommunications (BT) and the Communication Workers Union resulted in a part-time bachelor's degree program for BT employees. The union played a key role in establishing the credibility of the program. Concerns included employee access to the program and manager resistance. The need to sustain workplace learning…