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This document reports on the 1992 amendments to and recommendations for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (which expires at the end of fiscal year 1992). Included in an opening section is a partial listing of the many agencies that submitted recommendations, a list of 44 hearings on the bill held nation-wide, and explanation of the basic policy objectives of the bill to reaffirm and improve the federal commitment to support postsecondary education. There follows an...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Legislation, Higher Education
This guide explains student financial aid programs the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) office administers. The first three pages are a quick reference; the rest of the publication provides more of what you need to know about the financial aid programs offered. (AMT)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Federal Aid, Higher Education
In view of both an improved budget for the 1967-68 biennium at the University of Nebraska and past difficulties in recruiting and retaining faculty members, it was decided to review faculty recruitments for the 1968-69 academic year and determine whether past problems had been resolved. Tables document: distribution of appointed faculty by rank, by college and by departments within the College of Arts and Sciences; hiring salary by rank and college; number of faculty in each rank by highest...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Salaries
While Aristotle's philosophical views are more foundational than those of many of the Older Sophists, Aristotle's rhetorical theories inherit and incorporate many of the central tenets ascribed to Sophistic rhetoric, albeit in a more systematic fashion, as represented in the "Rhetoric." However, Aristotle was more than just a rhetorical theorist and cataloguer; he was a teacher of rhetoric as well, offering lessons at Plato's Academy in competition with Isocrates. Rather than striving...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory
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Since suicide may provoke emotions of fear, anxiety, disbelief, and anger, attitudes of avoidance and indifference may occur. This booklet on the issue of suicide was written to provide a university community with a framework of information and some methods of intervention, and to develop some expectations. Sixteen myths about suicide which deter individuals from becoming involved are listed along with the facts that contradict the myths. Although there is no single pattern or causative factor...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Intervention, Prevention, Suicide
This document contains reports on legislative action affecting higher education in the Southern states that have regular or special legislative sessions in 1970. The states are: Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. (AF)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Legislation, State Legislation
A questionnaire inquiring into faculty recruiting practices was sent to 219 institutions holding membership in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The 177 institutions that responded are grouped on a chart according to the regional accrediting association to which they belong. Questions covered: faculty-student ratio, major sources of information and methods of recruitment, academic areas that are difficult to staff, and interest in using an agency's resources....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Gillenwater, Virgil W.
This document presents a conversation between Dr. Clark Kerr, chairman of the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and Robert H. Zeffer, a radio newsman. Topics discussed encompass the attitudes of members of boards of trustees, the selection of board members, the role of the chairman of the board, and the role of the board of trustees. (MJM)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrator Role, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Interviews, Trustees
The historical study of university campuses can tell us much about the changing character and presuppositions of citizenship. Likewise, the study of citizenship can shed considerable light on the nature of universities. Throughout American history, various elite institutions can be seen struggling to establish a semblance of order and control in political society-most clearly in the late 19th century with large numbers of immigrants changing the urban landscape, and with populist movements...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Citizenship, Higher Education, Universities, Educational History, Talcott, William
This Kentucky plan for the years 1997-2002 is the third iteration of desegregation planning which began in 1982. It is the second edition of "The Kentucky Plan" adopted in 1990. This edition embraces the dynamic nature of public higher education in Kentucky as institutions seek to provide greater access for an increasingly diverse student population. Sections in the 1997-2002 plan include: Committee on Equal Opportunities; Introduction; Vision Statement; Basis for the Kentucky Plan;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Enrollment, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Status
This study identified four different categories of intellectual outcomes reported by long-term research collaborators, adding insight to different approaches collaborators use to construct theory. Members of 19 collaborative pairs were interviewed. Each pair included at least one member with the rank of associate or full professor at a research university. Thirteen pairs earned doctorates in the same academic discipline; six pairs earned doctorates in different disciplines. The four categories...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperation, Higher Education, Research, Researchers, Creamer, Elizabeth G.
The Charter and Bylaws outline the purposes, functions and powers of the new Spring Hill College Senate, which is composed of 13 faculty members and 4 students. The Senate is intended to function as a deliberative body and board of appeals in the areas of: academic policies and goals; student personnel policies and goals; policies and goals related to business, finance and development matters having a direct bearing on line functions of the College. Administrative authority does not reside in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administration, Governance, Governmental Structure, Higher Education
This is the report of the 1968 annual conference of the Western Association of Graduate Schools. The major theme of the conference was planning for graduate education in the 70's. The first session of the conference presented addresses by deans of the represented colleges in which problems and plans in the future of graduate education were discussed. The second general session dealt with the innovations and changes to be expected and the important elements in planning in the academic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Planning, Graduate Study, Higher Education
This paper examines the phenomenon of magazine success and failure as demonstrated by two regional magazines, "Southern Living" and "Southern Voices." The former, a combination of articles about food, travel, sports, and other positive aspects of southern life, was quickly accepted by its readers and advertisers and began earning profits within four years. The latter, which was committed to in-depth commentary on the South's social, economic, and political affairs, was beset...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Failure, Higher Education, Periodicals, Publishing Industry, Success
This booklet presents descriptions of courses at Alverno College that were being offered during the fall of 1971 and that in some way attempted to deal with special aspects of the education of women students. In each case the faculty member listed the approach or changes in content, methodology, etc., that reflected awareness of women students' needs. The information is divided into 5 categories: (1) content; (2) concepts to be incorporated in the class; (3) methodology of teaching; (4)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Females, Feminism, Higher Education, Sex Discrimination, Womens Education
The Joint Committee on Health Care requested the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to compare nursing faculty salaries with clinical practice salaries, review the workload issues related to changes in nursing practice in health care facilities, and make recommendations to address any inappropriate disparities. In response to that request, SCHEV surveyed 37 nursing education programs at Virginia public and private institutions in July 2002. Twenty-nine institutions provided...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Nurses, Nursing Education, Salaries
This report contains the results of an audit of selected financial management practices at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport for the period April 1, 1992 through November, 30, 1994. The objectives of the audit were to determine whether SUNY Brockport instituted an adequate system of internal controls over the funds received and disbursed, and over equipment assets to prevent their loss or theft. To accomplish these objectives, the university's policies and procedures,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accounting, Financial Audits, Higher Education, Money Management
Recent developments in Northwestern University's Computer Aids to Teaching Project are reviewed in the first section of this issue. Included are pieces of information about the use of the PLATO IV system, and about increasing access to System Development Corporation's Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) files, along with news about personnel, facilities and equipment changes relating to the Project. The second half of the newsletter offers an article which outlines some of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computers, Higher Education, Newsletters, Research Projects, Teaching
Asserting that no campus, from those located in large urban settings to institutions nestled in small rural environments, is immune to being a potential target of domestic or international terrorism, this publication offers information and resources beneficial to presidents, chancellors, and their leadership teams as they review both prevention and deterrence measures in their efforts to enhance campus security. It addresses campus vulnerabilities and security preparedness, and offers specific...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Crisis Management, Higher Education, School Security, Terrorism
This directory lists institutions in the U.S. and its outlying areas offering at least a 2-year program of college-level studies in residence. The information presented for each institution includes the telephone area code and number, the address, the congressional district and county in which the institution is located, the identification code, the fall 1970 enrollment, sex of student body (men, women, coed, or coordinate), calendar system, control or affiliation, highest level of offering,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Colleges, Directories, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Mood induction procedures have been widely used as laboratory analogues of depression. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Velten depression mood induction (VMI) procedure and a personal recall depression induction (PRI) procedure. In contrast to prior research, mood was assessed in terms of two independent dimensions: positive affect and negative affect. College students (N=31) were assigned to one of two groups. Group I completed the VMI and then, one week later, completed the PRI....
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Depression (Psychology), Higher Education, Research Methodology
This section of "Bulletin 45" contains the second part of the annually published list of members of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada. The list provides information about member institutions as of fall 2002. There are three categories of membership in ATS: accredited membership, candidates for accredited membership, and associate membership. Member institutions are listed alphabetically by membership category. By fall 2003, there were 217...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Church Related Colleges, Higher Education, Theological Education
Presented in this document are data pertaining to maintenance and operations costs at colleges and universities in the southeastern region of the U.S. The major accounts included in the cost analysis are: (1) physical plant administration, (2) building maintenance, (3) custodial services, (4) utilities, (5) landscape and grounds maintenance, and (6) major repairs and renovations. (HS)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Costs, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Maintenance, Operating Expenses
This study was designed to determine salaries being paid to the incumbents of 46 selected professional administrative positions in higher education, to determine the nature and dollar value of non-cash and total compensation, to investigate the compensation relationships among positions, and to examine the nature of professional administrative staff compensation. Survey forms returned by 975 institutions were followed up by telephone conversations to ensure complete understanding and accuracy...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrators, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Salaries, Surveys, Wages
This paper traces the attempts by the philosopher Robin George Collingwood to answer the question: How does one change the course of modern thought? The description of Collingwood's work is structured around three of the philosopher's books that represent a unified attempt to solve the problem. The three books cover a span of over 10 years and, while varied in their stated objectives, when taken as a whole represent one purpose. Collingwood's philosophy developed from his attempt to unify...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Epistemology, Hermeneutics, Higher Education, Historiography, History, Intellectual...
This publication describes a variety of prevention strategies that campus and community prevention coalitions can consider as they develop a strategic plan for combating underage drinking and DUI, with a particular emphasis on creating environmental change. This analysis is grounded in a summary of the research literature published in 2002 by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), "A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges." With this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Alcohol Abuse, Higher Education, Prevention, School Health Services
This study was designed to investigate whether a student's responses to test questions about natural selection were influenced by the extent of the student's identification with the organism. The hypothesis was that a student would be reluctant to invoke the ravages of natural selection upon species with which they possessed a greater empathy than upon species about which they cared less strongly. College students (n=130) in a general biology course at a major research university were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Animals, Biology, Higher Education, Jensen, Murray, And Others
So much has been written about feminism and composition that it may seem that there is little left to be said. But one question to ask is what scholars gain by keeping up the debate--that is, instead of asking how feminism relates to composition, what should be asked is why feminism insists on a relation to composition. A look at Elizabeth Flynn's review essay on feminist composition in the February 1995 "College English" is a good place to start because many of her rhetorical moves...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Feminism, Higher Education, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory, Writing (Composition)
This annual report highlights the initiatives of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to help member schools meet the nation's demand for innovative and expanded nursing care. Information is provided in the broad areas of: the state of the schools, leading through task force initiatives, working together to advance nursing education, pursuing grant-funded initiatives, advocating for nursing education and research, enhancing data services, rewarding innovations in nursing education,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, Higher Education, Nursing Education, Professional Associations
Graphing calculator use is often thought of in terms of pre-calculus or continuous topics in mathematics. This paper contains examples and activities that demonstrate useful, interesting, and easy ways to use a graphing calculator with discrete topics. Examples are given for each of the following topics: functions, mathematical induction and recursion, graph theory and matrices, and combinatorics and the Binomial Theorem. A list of discrete topics that do not require the programming of the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Graphing Calculators, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education
This fact sheet discusses "diploma mills" and "accreditation mills," dubious providers of educational offerings or operations that offer certificates and degrees that are considered bogus. Because it is not always easy to identify these operations, questions are provided to help the potential student determine whether a provider is a diploma mill or an accreditation mill. If the answers to a majority of questions are yes, students should consider this highly suggestive that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Degrees, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Quality, Higher Education
This annual report highlights the initiatives of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to help member schools meet the nation's demand for innovative and expanded nursing care. Information is provided in the broad areas of: the state of the schools, setting curriculum standards, working together to advance nursing education, pursuing grant-funded initiatives, advocating for nursing education and research, enhancing data services, rewarding innovations in nursing education, hosting...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, Higher Education, Nursing Education, Professional Associations
The amount of paperwork in teaching often seems overwhelming. This being the case, organization is essential for effective teaching. Several ideas for dealing with paper flow are useful. Box file folders or durable plastic file cases, plus an ample supply of file folders, are excellent for storing papers. Papers used in a particular class can be categorized into helpful categories: attendance; grades; handouts; plans for the next class meeting; materials that must be returned to students; class...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Class Organization, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Secondary Education
This publication contains an annotated bibliography of materials (books, articles, reviews and others), published and unpublished, that make a contribution to the expanding literature on graduate education. The content of the document includes only those materials collected between August 15, 1972 and December 31, 1972. The citations are presented under the headings of history and development, structure and function, instruction and research, manpower, costs and financing, and recommendations....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Professional Education
Recognizing the need for a formal process on oversight and protection of human subjects in the research process, Nova Southeastern University established an Institutional Review Board Task Force in May 1996. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) was evaluated in this study by those with operational knowledge of its activities: committee members and principal investigators who have engaged with the IRB in the last few years. An iterative process was used to develop the survey instrument, which...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Higher Education, Research, MacFarland, Thomas W.
Two experiments were conducted examining the mood altering effects of humor and the moderating effect of laughter on both humor appreciation and mood. The mood of the subjects in the first experiment was manipulated to make them feel slightly elated or slightly depressed. They then listened to either comedy routines or an interview. The comedy lowered the levels of depression significantly. In the second experiment, the mood of the subjects was not manipulated but the subjects who listened to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Depression (Psychology), Higher Education, Humor
This report reflects a 9-month study of the existing decentralization and deregulation efforts in higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It also looks for opportunities to reduce the burden needlessly placed on institutions of higher learning by state government bureaucracy. The report first attempts to catalogue more than 100 reports that the state government currently requires institutions of higher education to file annually or biennially and more than 28 oversight or approval...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Colleges, Decentralization, Higher Education, Reports, State Regulation
This paper examines the concept of the work-study or cooperative program in higher education and describes how it operates at 6 colleges and universities. Discussion of research results concerning the advantages of such programs is followed by some unanswered questions regarding the true effectiveness of work-study programs. A bibliography in which some items are annotated concludes the paper. (JS)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Work Study Programs, Portman, David N.
The data presented in this report show trends in doctorate awards by science and engineering field and recipient characteristics, institutions awarding doctorates, and postgraduation plans of recipients. The source of the data is the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) conducted annually for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and four other Federal agencies by the National Research Council. Approximately 94 percent of the annual cohort of doctorate recipients in 1995 responded to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Doctoral Degrees, Engineering, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Sciences
For a professor who is also an evangelical Christian, it is one of life's ironies that despite her graduate school plans to teach at a large research university, she teaches instead at a small evangelical Christian college. Her concern as an academic is to discover how a person who professes evangelical Christianity can transcend the confines of ethnocentric (religious) communication and communicate in a cosmopolitan manner without denying the central place faith occupies in his or her life--in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communication (Thought Transfer), Higher Education, Models, Religion
The data presented in this report show trends in doctorate awards by science engineering field and recipient characteristics, institutions awarding doctorates, and postgraduation plans of recipients. The source of the data is the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) conducted annually for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and four other Federal agencies by the National Research Council. (JRH)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Doctoral Degrees, Engineering, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Sciences
This paper is an effort to explore the connections between feminist methodologies and more traditional research programs, specifically the ethnography of communication. The paper discusses four major areas. The paper provides an overview of the ethnography of communication. Second, the paper discusses feminist methodologies. Third, the paper explores the areas in which feminist methodologies and the ethnography of communication converge and diverge. Fourth, the paper discusses an ethnographer...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communication Research, Ethnography, Feminism, Higher Education, Research Methodology
The nature and use of names are the focus of a resarch report published in a Canadian journal. The article presents the results of a study of college and university sports teams' nicknames, including major categories of names (human, animal world, mythical, etc.), and frequency of names. The report concludes with a discussion of the social implications of name choices. (HTH)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Athletics, Foreign Countries, Geography, Higher Education, Language Research
This study investigated central assumptions of an appeasement model of blushing that holds that blushing is a reliable communication of apology for social transgressions. Male and female college student subjects (N=160) were assigned to actor or observer roles; the actors then performed a series of either embarrassing or innocuous tasks under public or "private" conditions. Actors' heart rates and cheek and finger temperatures were continuously monitored throughout, and all subjects'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Higher Education, Models, Motor Reactions, Physiology
This directory contains addresses or other contact information for members of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and administrators at Illinois public and private colleges and universities. Mailing addresses are given for members of the state Board of Higher Education and members of the boards of the institutions listed. Telephone numbers are provided for higher-level administrators at the public institutions and an institution telephone number and the name of the president or some other...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Colleges, Higher Education, State Boards of Education
This Annual Report of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education reviews the major policies and procedures through which the commission carries out its function of accreditation of institutions in the North Central Association area. The Commission is Responsible for the establishment of criteria to evaluate higher education institutions, for aiding interested institutions in attaining membership in the Association, for assisting member institutions in the improvement and extension of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accreditation (Institutions), Annual Reports, Evaluation, Higher Education
This publication presents a listing of all accredited colleges and universities in the United States by state; all professional, technical, occupational, and specialized schools or departments accredited by nationally recognized agencies; and institutions or programs having preaccredited status with agencies recognized by the U.S. Commissioner of Education for the purpose of establishing satisfactory assurance of accreditation. Its purpose is to provide information to officers of postsecondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accreditation (Institutions), Colleges, Higher Education, Professional Education,...
Explains the importance of cross-cultural communication and gains special significance in the comprehension of environmental degradation and the identification of environmental solutions. Questions multicultural environmental education as a solution to the problems. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/YDS)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cultural Pluralism, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Marouli, Christina
Money has significant impact on people's motivation and behavior. This study examined attitudes toward money of first-year undergraduate university students (N=68) in National Taiwan University. The Money Ethic Scale (MES) was used to identify six factors concerning the meaning of money: good, evil, achievement, respect, budget, and freedom. A personality questionnaire measured the Protestant Work Ethic (PWE), the leisure ethic, and the internal-external locus of control. The results indicated...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
This paper discusses the life and work of Lawrence A. Cremin, a leading historian of U.S. education and the president of Teachers College, Columbia University from 1974-84. Among his most important books are "The Transformation of the School" (1961), and his trilogy: "American Education: The Colonial Experience 1607-1783" (1970), "American Education: The National Experience 1783-1876" (1980), and "American Education: The Metropolitan Experience 1876-1980"...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Biographies, Educational History, Higher Education, Historians, Teachers
This document is a product of the workshop convened by the National Science Foundation Engineering Directorate. The 43 participants representing industry, government, education, private foundations, professional societies, and the Engineering Deans Council were charged to accept as given the consensus reflected in the reports of the past ten years on the desired characteristics of 21st Century engineering education, recommend steps to achieve these characteristics, and identify the change...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Change, Engineering Education, Higher Education
This workbook contains exercises for use with college students to teach them about the use of census data and to help them acquire census related skills. The workbook supplements "Census '80: Continuing the Factfinder Tradition," an undergraduate textbook published in early 1980. The volume is divided into two parts. The first provides an overview for instruction. Each exercise is described briefly with notations on the skills that the activity develops. Italicized notes draw the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Census Figures, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Skill Development
In a series of questions and answers, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation presents the fundamentals of the accreditation process and describes accrediting organizations. Accreditation is a process of external quality review used by higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities, and educational programs for quality assurance and quality improvement. In the United States, accreditation is carried out by private, nonprofit organizations designed for this purpose. These...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Colleges, Higher Education
The promise of learning via technology is undermined when students are required to repeat certain courses of enroll in a single university in order to meet degree requirements. It is important that transfer principles be recognized and adopted first on the state level, but state systems of higher education can no longer work in isolation if the full potential of distance learning is to be realized. Because distance learning is independent of physical "place," and is not contained by...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Credits, Distance Education, Higher Education, Transfer Students
Washington state law requires the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to prepare a report every 2 years on Washington reciprocity agreements with Idaho, Oregon, and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Reciprocity agreements allow some residents of Washington to attend college in another state or province at reduced tuition rates, with similar arrangements for students coming from those areas to Washington institutions. By statute, the HECB may negotiate yearly reciprocity...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Enrollment, Higher Education, Interstate Programs, Tuition
To determine the policies followed by certain institutions in admitting or readmitting students who had attended regionally accredited colleges or universities but who had been out of school for 5 or more years, a questionnaire was sent to 40 regional institutions. Responses were analyzed on the basis of 3 types of admission policies: readmission without loss of credit; readmission with qualification; readmission refused. Questions were designed to provide information on 3 categories of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Admission Criteria, Higher Education, Davis, John B.
An author and title index to the "ADE Bulletin" of the Association of Departments of English covers all bulletins issued between March 1964 and January 1969. During this period 21 bulletins were published. The March, May, and October bulletins in 1964 were called "CDE Bulletin." (BN)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bulletins, English, Higher Education, Indexes, Jervis, Sonia, Comp.
This document represents the final report on faculty salary compensation at California's public universities for the current (2000-2001) and budget (2001-2002) years. It also contains a brief description of the method used to calculate the parity percentages and the faculty salary increase trends over the past 20 years. The data are collected from the two public university groups in California, California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) in a method used for several...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Teacher Salaries
This guide lists directory information on the following library instruction resources: (1) national, regional, state, and specialized clearinghouses; (2) regional and state directories/handbooks of library Instruction programs; (3) national and state newsletters; (4) national, regional, state, and specialized columns/clearinghouse newsletters; and (5) clearinghouses reported defunct as of 1988. Detailed information provided for 14 clearinghouses includes a contact person, address, telephone...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Clearinghouses, Higher Education, Library Instruction, Newsletters
The Office of Institutional Research at the University of Colorado sent annual faculty report forms combining the service report and the report on scholarly, professional and university activities to all full time faculty members in November 1967. A total of 907 replies was received. The report measured: hours per week of professional activity; hours per week of professional activity by rank; distribution of time spent for all professional activities; mean estimated percentages of time spent...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Activities, Faculty, Higher Education, McMichael, Betty
This bibliography presents references concerned with the history of blacks in higher education, 1875-1975. Contents include general reference works; black periodicals; books, articles, and periodicals concerned with the history of black colleges and universities; black history books; and criteria concerning race relations and ideologies. (MJM)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bibliographies, Black Education, Blacks, Higher Education, History
This study is the third in a series of reports on salary schedules in effect at institutions of higher education that grant the 4-year bachelor's or higher degree. The first three sections of the report contain an overview of the characteristics of the salary schedules in 171 public and 320 non-public 4-year institutions, followed by detailed reviews of scheduled minimum and maximum salaries and the increment structure. The next section lists the scheduled minimum and maximum salaries and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education, Salaries
In order to examine the relationship between the values of college students and related nonacademic variables, 4005 students were asked to express political, religious, and philosophic preferences and state their socioeconomic background. There were 5 available choices for each variable. These variables were then measured against the same students' answers to a 20-item questionnaire ranging from "purpose of science" to "man's responsibility." Data is presented on the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Beliefs, College Students, Higher Education, Values, Thayer, Jerome
This directory of federally funded teacher centers supplements "The Role of Higher Education in Teacher Centers," published in 1981 by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Southern New Jersey Regional Teacher Center. Included in this document are all teacher centers funded in 1980-81 or 1981-82 by the Teacher Center Division of the U.S. Department of Education--a total of 108 centers. Each entry lists the center, its address and telephone number, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Teacher Centers
This Manual of Operation for the Administrative Functions at Wisconsin State University, Whitewater was developed to more clearly identify the administrative organization at WSU and to delineate the functions of the principal administrative officers. Part I presents state statutes and procedures outlining the authority for governance at State universities. Part II identifies the duties of the President and of those officers specifically related to the President's office. Part III deals with the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administrative Organization, Administrators, Governance, Guides, Higher Education,...
Arguments on topicality have the potential of becoming an infinite regress both as they are articulated in debate theory as well as how they are developed by debaters in rounds. An "Equal Ground" criterion is proposed as an effective means of assessing topicality. This criterion assumes the reasonability standard of topicality. Additionally, it assumes that the function of debate is to facilitate clash over substantive issues embodied by the resolution. Further, it is argued that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Debate, Debate Format, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse
This report is a summary of the 1993 Virginia General Assembly Session and its actions regarding higher education. The 1993 session considered a record number of bills and resolutions with more than 1,500 passed and signed by the governor. Approximately 150 of the items pertain directly or indirectly to higher education in Virginia and include a number of requests for studies in which the Council of Higher Education will either participate or coordinate. The first section offers a summary of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Higher Education, Research Projects, Resource Allocation, State Legislation
During the last decade there was a rapid expansion of postsecondary education in all member countries of OECD. In the present decade the growth in absolute student numbers will continue and, in many member countries, the relative rate of growth may well accelerate. In the first stage the main method used to meet quantitative problems posed by rising demand was to enlarge existing structures; in the second stage, expansion is creating important changes of kind in the structures themselves--in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Planning
The Dakar 2000 goal of Education For All (EFA) is at the center of UNESCO's education activities worldwide. The wide-ranging efforts to achieve EFA in many countries involve education reform, development strategies and plans. Decentralization, a major component in modernizing the public sector, is also applicable to the education sector. The handbook offers an introduction and step-by-step guidelines on planning tools that aim to assist education administrators in planning and decision making...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Public Sector, Higher Education
This booklet describes the efforts and successes of the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI), a collaborative research venture of Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania that conducts research describing and analyzing the challenges of postsecondary education. Its goal is to provide institutions, policy makers, employers, students, parents, faculty, and administrators with the information and tools necessary to help them improve the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
This report assesses: (1) whether the Jackson State University (JSU) Honors Dormitory required nearly $1 million in repairs two years after it was built because of inappropriate design, construction, and maintenance; and (2) if the state or university has legal recourse to recover damages resulting from inferior design and/or construction specifications. Findings reveal that JSU did not effectively investigate or identify existing subsurface water collection problems at the site. Also, the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Building Design, Dormitories, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Maintenance
This is the second of a series of planning reports on Minnesota higher education; the first was entitled A PHILOSOPHY FOR MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION and the third will deal with student enrollment in 1967-68. This study of population trends and projections and past enrollment trends and the needs of the individual and society has provided the basis for projecting higher education enrollments of 234,200 for 1980 and 271,400 for 2000. These forecasts compare with the 1967 enrollment of 131,361...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Population Trends
This report consists of State-by-State bibliographies of higher education facilities planning source documents. It is composed primarily of research reports and publications developed in whole or in part through grant assistance under the Higher Education Facilities Comprehensive Planning Grants Program administered by the Division of Academic Facilities, Office of Education. (JF)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bibliographies, Educational Facilities, Facility Utilization Research, Higher...
This document is a list of materials available to assist in teaching introductory education research courses. It was compiled as an attempt to fill the void created by a lack of communication among instructors regarding available materials. All types of materials, except textbooks, were considered. The list is divided into categories of books, workbooks, tapes, films, filmstrip and tape combinations, modules, handouts, and computerized materials. Within each category, the materials are divided...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Education Courses, Educational Research, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
This paper describes the experience of a counseling psychologist who completed a Senior Fulbright Teaching Lectureship at Moscow State Pedagogical University in Moscow, Russia from February 19 to April 24, 1992. The primary goal of the paper is to provide observations about Russian education, the status of counseling, and life in Moscow 6 months after the failed coup d'etat. Secondly, the paper is written to encourage other counseling professionals to apply for Fulbright Awards in Russia and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Instruction, Counseling, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Psychology
This hearing was called to examine the current status and relevance of the foreign student tracking system in the United States in the context of the events of September 11, 2001 and the passage of the PATRIOT Act, which authorized funds to expand the foreign student tracking system. An opening statement by George W. Gekas, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, Committee of the Judiciary, was followed by testimony from four witnesses: (1) Janis Sposato,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Immigrants, National Security
This compendium of narrative and statistical information is an overview of the Oregon University System (OUS). The introduction includes a mission statement, a listing of OUS campuses and centers, the top accomplishments of each campus in 2003-2004, a history of the institutions, and a roster of the members of the State Board of Higher Education. Separate chapters discuss student enrollment, demographics, and graduation rates; performance and benchmarks; degrees awarded; tuition and financial...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Economic Development, Higher Education, Mayfield, Vern, Kieran, Bob
The 20th century has seen the rise and development of American colleges and universities to levels of performance admired by people the world over. Ironically, it has also witnessed the emergence of serious difficulties that threaten the survival of some of these institutions and create anxieties for almost all of them. The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education was created to make a systematic appraisal of higher education and to suggest guidelines for its continuing development. It is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Development, Educational Development, Higher Education, Planning
In May 1968, the President of the University of Minnesota appointed a task force to study the question of student representation in the University Senate and in individual campus assemblies, and to explore ways in which students might be elected to serve. The task force noted that although students were well represented on many committees, the University Senate remained largely a faculty body. It recommended incorporation of students as full participants in the Senate and Assemblies and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Governance, Higher Education, Selection, Student Participation, Student Role
This study examined one of the fundamental questions in humanistic and transpersonal psychology: what kind of relationship exists between transcendent experience and personal psychological well-being? College undergraduates (N=92) at three colleges were asked to recall their "most wonderful" experience, and then to complete an adaptation of Hood's M Scale to assess the presence of mystical or transcendent aspects of this experience. Participants also completed an adaptation of Heath's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Higher Education, Individual Development, Well Being
This study was designed to test the effect of a director's expectation of a good or bad performance by his actors on the judged effectiveness of their performances. Thirty-two actors were randomly chosen from volunteers in an introductory course in communication theory at the University of Wyoming. The eight directors were students in an upper level directing class. Each student directed two scenes: one in which he was led to believe his actors would perform well and one in which he was led to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Acting, Dramatics, Evaluation, Expectation, Higher Education, Predictive Validity
This report considers the complex nature of academic tenure and its relation to academic and intellectual freedom, educational policy, appointment patterns, criteria for faculty appointments, employment security, financial commitment, and retirement policy. (HS)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Faculty, Higher Education, Professors, Teacher Welfare, Tenure
The most distinct aspect of the college presidency and one on which many observers tend to focus is the perception that presidents possess--and should use--their bully pulpits. How they use their perches trips alarm bells in and out of the academy. In this article, the author urges presidents to use their moral authority to shield their campuses from becoming ideological battlegrounds.
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Presidents, Campuses, Higher Education, Nelson, Stephen J.
Students in a basic writing course at Ferris State University, an open-admissions, career-technical institution, are required to buy "The Family in America," a casebook in the Opposing Viewpoints Series. The book is suitable for a student who is struggling to write on a high school level and does not have the basic educational background to understand classic essays like, "A Modest Proposal" and "Politics of the English Language." When students complain, "I'm...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Basic Writing, Higher Education, Student Needs, Writing Improvement
Noting that the paper might never have been completed if the authors had not used Dissoi Logoi to allow themselves to disagree and converse on paper, this paper suggests that consensus in collaborative writing happens but that forced consensus is a bad influence on imaginative scholars. Written in a "double voice," this paper highlights some moments in the history of the social constructionist practice of collaborative learning, suggests some theoretical and practical answers to the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Interpersonal...
This directory contains addresses or other contact information for members of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and administrators at Illinois public and private colleges. Mailing addresses are given for members of the state Board of Higher Education and members of the boards of the institutions listed, and telephone numbers are provided for higher-level administrators at the public institutions, with an institution telephone number and the name of the president or some other official for...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Colleges, Higher Education, Resources, State Boards of Education
The public image of Georgia State University (GSU) has been of continuing interest to the faculty and administration. In 1977, 1981, 1985, and 1990, a survey of high school counselors in the State of Georgia was conducted in order to gain further insight into the image of GSU. Responses from 331 Georgia high school counselors were analyzed. Principal findings were as follows: (1) words most frequently used to describe GSU were urban, convenient, excellent, comprehensive, cosmopolitan, and good;...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Counselor Attitudes, High Schools, Higher Education, School Counselors
This comparative higher education bibliography from the graduate program in Higher Education at University of Texas at Austin provides references with publication dates through 1990 under the following categories: "General and Canada" (85); "Africa (Sub-Sahara)" (23); "Asia" (122); "Australia and New Zealand" (25); "Western Europe" (168); "Great Britain" (56); "Latin America" (81); "Middle East" (23); "USSR and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
This paper defines the term "institutional research" and offers a brief history of its role and scope in higher education up to 1969. A rationale for increased conduct of institutional research by community colleges is presented along with guidelines of the Association of Institutional Research for evaluating the effectiveness of such research activity. (JS)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Institutional Research
Based on a needs assessment of intra-state and inter-state interconnection telecommunication services, the Virginia Public Telecommunications Council (VPTC) envisions a public service satellite system consisting of: (1) primarily broadband transceiver capacities to areas having state supported institutions of higher education, perhaps with common carrier supplied narrow-band extensions to various state agencies; and (2) narrow-band transceiver capacities located in areas lacking institutions of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Communications Satellites, Higher Education, State Programs, Telecommunications
This memorandum sets forth the regulations and procedures affecting appointments to the instructional faculty of Franklin Pierce College. Part A: General Provisions, includes information on faculty ranks, the procedure of appointment, the regular review, and normal retirement. Part B deals with the terms and conditions of appointment, including the determination of the conditions, the period of appointment, and notice of reappointment or non-reappointment. Part C: Special Provisions, discusses:...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Faculty, Higher Education, Teacher Employment, Tenure
Individuals can be divided into three types of processing orientations: information-oriented; avoidant/diffuse orientation; and normative. These orientations are assumed to operate on at least three different levels: what people actually do; social-cognitive strategies; and identity style. Differences in identity style may be due mainly to motivational factors. One approach to investigating processing orientations has involved constructing a self-report measure of identity style. It was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Students, Higher Education, Individual Differences
This document presents a report of the activities of the higher education institutions in Utah during fiscal year 1971-72. Contents include an outline of the academic affairs of the institutions, including descriptions of proposed programs approved, changes in academic program, programs disapproved or discontinued, the veterans approval program, and the statewide educational television system. In addition, tables are available presenting data on planning and capital facilities, budgets and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annual Reports, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Statewide Planning
This document is a supplement to, and has been prepared for use with, the 1971 edition of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs, a directory of postsecondary institutions and programs that were accredited or preaccredited as of 1970 by the regional and national accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Commissioner of Education. This publication includes a list of postsecondary specialized and vocational institutions and programs, a list of institutions of higher education that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accreditation (Institutions), Colleges, Higher Education, Universities
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This document presents a composite index that numerically ranks the nation's leading undergraduate colleges and universities based on seven criteria. The criteria include admission standards; number of recent recipients of Rhodes, Danforth, and National Science Foundation awards; proportion of recent graduates entering graduate or professional programs; proportion of faculty with doctorate; student-faculty ratio; faculty salaries; and library facilities. The publication is divided into five...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Rating, Colleges, Higher Education, Rating Scales, Universities
This document features the syllabus for a course in Elementary Statistics/Mathematics at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. The course textbook, a course description, readings, goals, and course requirements are presented. Basic descriptive analysis and mathematical concepts commonly used in statistics are emphasized in the course. Topics discussed are data analysis; measures of central tendency, dispersion, and position; probability; counting rules; normal and binomial distributions; and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Statistics, Clark, Deborah L.
This report presents information on academic libraries of selected institutions of higher education. The institutions are grouped by region: Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, and West and Southwest, and listed by type of control: (1) public and private universities; (2) public and private 4-year institutions with graduate programs; (3) public and private 4-year institutions without graduate programs; and (4) public and private 2-year institutions. For each of the selected institutions data is...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Expenditures, Higher Education, Librarians, Libraries, Library Surveys, Salaries
Academic dishonestly appears to be a perennial problem associated with higher education. The analysis presented in this paper is a composite of the results of two questionnaires administered to students at a variety of institutions--large state schools, medium state schools, large private schools, small private schools, as well as several two-year schools. The findings suggest that women report lower cheating rates than men and that the percentages of men and women at small, private liberal...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cheating, College Students, Discipline, Higher Education, Incidence, Motivation
This short report outlines the roles and problems of college trustees, presidents, faculty, and students in governing their institutions. The main topic discussed is the burgeoning power of students and the differing aims of some of the major student organizations. The article emphasizes that factions must find ways to work together as a community to preserve academic freedom and avoid the total destruction of the university. The influences of the public, the alumni and the federal government...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administration, Governance, Higher Education, Student Organizations
The introduction reads: "We are dissatisfied with the style or manner of administration at Stanford. Hitherto the faculty and students have had insufficient information to discuss University policies effectively. Information that has been provided has come too little and too late. Our goal is for greater participation in setting University policy and not just ratifying it. Hence numerous recommendations ask for a greater quantity of timely information relevant to major decisions and urge...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Administration, Faculty Organizations, Governance, Higher Education, Student...