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Eight-Year Trends in Federal Graduation Rates and Graduation Success Rates at NCAA Division I Institutions  

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Data is presented on: (1) Comparison of GSR and Federal Graduation Rate Cohorts (1999-2002 Entering Classes); (2) Average GSRs for Division I Student-Athletes in 1998-01 Cohorts Vs. 1999-2002 Cohorts; (3) Graduation Success Rate Trends for Division I Men's Sports: Four-Class Averages for 1998-01 Cohorts vs. 1999-02 Cohorts; (4) Graduation Success…

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NJ1), 2009

2009-01-01

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Federal Reserve Rate Cuts  

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This week's In the News chronicles recent Federal Reserve Board decisions to lower interest rates. The eleven resources discussed provide news, opinion, and consumer information on the FRB BOG action. Following the first US interest rate cut in three years on September 29, 1998, FED Chairman Alan Greenspan caught fire from Wall Street. "Traders were disappointed" in the mere quarter point drop, according to Time business reporter Bernard Baumohl, but "Greenspan will have to make do with the gratitude of the rest of the world." Although the DOW initially fell 54 points Tuesday, a second 0.25% cut to short-term interest rates on October 15, 1998 sent stocks soaring 330 points--the third largest one-day point gain in history. Analysts now hope that US investor optimism--coupled with IMF and World Bank action in Brazil, Russia, and Asia--will ease the world-wide economic crises.

Waters, Megan.

1998-01-01

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A Superintendent's Guide for Better Understanding CPI and NCES Graduation Rates  

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The 2001 No Child Left Behind Act required states to report graduation rates as a condition of high school accountability for receipt and use of federal Title I funds, and to set growth targets that would ensure all students graduate from high school. It also reaffirmed the long-standing national policy that graduation rates be used as the…

Hogan-Newsome, Patricia Marie

2010-01-01

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4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate: FAQ  

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This paper offers a list of questions and corresponding answers about the 4-year cohort graduation rate. Answers to the following questions are presented: (1) Why don't GED (General Educational Development) students count as graduates?; (2) How does a district code students who have moved out of state? How should a district code a student who…

Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2010

2010-01-01

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Transitioning to the New High School Graduation Rate. Policy on Point  

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For nearly a decade, states have had flexibility in collecting and reporting graduation rate data for state and federal accountability purposes. But in 2008, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidelines that require all states to report a new rate--the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate--beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.…

Lenard, Matthew

2011-01-01

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High School Graduation Rates:Alternative Methods and Implications  

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Full Text Available The No Child Left Behind Act has brought great attention to the high school graduation rate as one of the mandatory accountability measures for public school systems. However, there is no consensus on how to calculate the high school graduation rate given the lack of longitudinal databases that track individual students. This study reviews literature on and practices in reporting high school graduation rates, compares graduation rate estimates yielded from alternative methods, and estimates discrepancies between alternative results at national, state, and state ethnic group levels. Despite the graduation rate method used, results indicate that high school graduation rates in the U.S. have been declining in recent years and that graduation rates for black and Hispanic students lag substantially behind those of white students. As to graduation rate method preferred, this study found no evidence that the conceptually more complex methods yield more accurate or valid graduation rate estimates than the simpler methods.

Jing Miao

2004-10-01

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WCTC 5-Year Graduation Rates. Retention for Learning Presentation.  

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This study addresses Waukesha County Technical College's (WCTC) 5-year retention and graduate rates. Some of the key findings of the report are as follow: (1) overall, 35.4% of cohort students graduated; (2) a 4-year combined graduation rate for ethnic minorities was 26%, well below the overall average; (3) the percent of cohort that graduated

Brenner, Viktor; Sanford, Doug

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The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores.  

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The current study examined the effect of high school graduation exams on states' graduation rates, states' aggregated SAT scores, and individual students' SAT scores. Three data sources were used: One source identified states requiring a standardized test for graduation; the NCES provided state aggregated data on graduation rates for the class of 2002; and the College Board provided its 2001 SAT database for all test-takers. After controlling for students' demographic characteristics (e.g., r...

Marchant, Gregory J.; Paulson, Sharon E.

2005-01-01

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The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores.  

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Full Text Available The current study examined the effect of high school graduation exams on states' graduation rates, states' aggregated SAT scores, and individual students' SAT scores. Three data sources were used: One source identified states requiring a standardized test for graduation; the NCES provided state aggregated data on graduation rates for the class of 2002; and the College Board provided its 2001 SAT database for all test-takers. After controlling for students' demographic characteristics (e.g., race, family education and income, GPA and class rank, regression analyses revealed that states requiring graduation exams had lower graduation rates and lower SAT scores. Individually, students from states requiring a graduation exam performed more poorly on the SAT than did students from states not requiring an exam. The impact of high stakes tests' on students' motivation to stay in school and on the teaching of critical thinking skills (tested by the SAT are discussed.

Gregory J. Marchant

2005-01-01

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A Study of Perkins 2P1 Graduation Performance Rates at Virginia Western Community College  

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"2P1" is the Carl Perkins label for an institution's graduation performance rate. Systems receiving Perkins funds, like Virginia's 23 community colleges, are expected to meet a federally approved 2P1 target rate. For the 3-year period 1999-2001 Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) was one of seven community colleges in the VCCS (Virginia…

Archer, J. Andrew.

2006-01-01

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Growth Rate Lags Again in Graduate Schools' International Admissions  

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The number of foreign students admitted to graduate schools at American colleges and universities grew in 2008 for the fourth straight year, but the rate of increase over the previous year declined for the third consecutive year, according to survey results released by the Council of Graduate Schools. Based on previous years' data, this year's…

McCormack, Eugene

2008-01-01

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Nurse Educators' Leadership Styles and Nurse Graduates' Licensure Passage Rates  

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The purpose of this quantitative correlational research study was to examine the relationship between leadership styles of community college nurse educators in Texas and licensure passage rates of nursing community college graduates in Texas. Surveys were conducted to obtain the nurse educators' demographic data. The Multifactor Leadership…

Miller, Dianna Bailey

2009-01-01

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76 FR 38281 - Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated...  

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...et al. Federal Employees Health Benefits...Community Rated Plans; Withdrawal; Final Rules Federal...3206-AM39 Federal Employees Health Benefits...Community Rated Plans; Withdrawal AGENCY: U.S...Interim final rule; withdrawal...amends the Federal Employees Health...

2011-06-29

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The High Cost of South Carolina's Low Graduation Rate. School Choice Issues in the State  

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Research has documented a crisis in South Carolina's high school graduation rate. While state officials report a graduation rate above 70 percent, researchers from South Carolina and elsewhere place the rate just above 50 percent, with rates among minority students lower than 50 percent. South Carolina's graduation rate is the worst of all 50…

Gottlob, Brian J.

2007-01-01

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34 CFR 668.48 - Report on completion or graduation rates for student-athletes.  

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...completion or graduation rates for student-athletes. 668.48 Section 668...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS...completion or graduation rates for student-athletes. (a)(1)...

2010-07-01

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34 CFR 668.48 - Report on completion or graduation rates for student-athletes.  

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...false Report on completion or graduation rates for student-athletes. 668.48 Section 668.48 Education Regulations...48 Report on completion or graduation rates for student-athletes. (a)(1) Annually, by July 1, an institution...

2010-07-01

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Policy Innovation and Tertiary Education Graduation Rates: A Cross-Country Analysis  

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This study extends Trow's theory of higher education development to examine changes in national-level tertiary education graduation rates. Applying Trow's framework we arrive at three stages: (1) elite systems with gross tertiary graduation rates less than 15%, (2) massified systems with gross tertiary graduation rates between 15% and 50%, and (3)…

Delaney, Jennifer A.; Yu, Patricia

2013-01-01

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The mental health of graduate students at the Federal University of São Paulo: a preliminary report  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english We present data regarding the care provided to graduate level health professionals at the mental health center of the Federal University of São Paulo. From September 1996 to September 2003, 146 graduate students (99 in the Master's degree program and 47 in the Doctoral program) were attended. This p [...] opulation was predominantly female (68.5%), with a mean (± SD) age of 28.6 ± 4.42 years, not married (71.9%). Most of the subjects were professionals who had not graduated from the Federal University (78.1%). The students who sought help for psychological and/or psychiatric problems were classified into two categories: situational-adaptive crises and psychopathological crises. The main diagnoses were depression and anxiety disorders (44%) causing 4.5% of the subjects to be temporarily suspended from their graduate studies; 19.2% reported that they had used psychotropic drugs within the previous month, and 47.9% referred to sleep disturbances. Suicidal tendencies were mentioned by 18% of those interviewed. Students with emotional disturbances and academic dysfunctions should be recognized at an early stage, and it is fundamental for them to have access to mental health programs that provide formal, structured and confidential care. Thus, it is important that professors and advisors in graduate programs build a warm and affective learning environment. If we consider the expressive growth in Brazilian scientific production resulting from the implementation of an extensive national system of graduate education, it is important to focus efforts on enhancing and upgrading the mental health care system.

L.A., Nogueira-Martins; R., Fagnani Neto; P.C.M., Macedo; V.A., Cítero; J.J., Mari.

1519-15-01

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[ICNP Centre of the Federal University of Paraíba, Post-Graduate Program in Nursing].  

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The International Classification for Nursing Practice - ICNP is an official program of the International Council of Nurses - ICN. In 2003, the ICN began to develop and to test the idea of creation of ICNP Research and Development Centres, considered important elements to concentrate and disseminate new thinking and discussions that promote the advance of ICNP. In this work we focus on the meaning, possible organization forms, advantages and obligations of the ICNP Research and Development Centres; and describe the ICNP Centre of the Post-Graduate Program in Nursing of the Federal University of Paraíba, accredited by ICN in July of 2007. PMID:19142398

Garcia, Telma Ribeiro; Nóbrega, Maria Miriam Lima da; Coler, Marga Simon

2008-01-01

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Impact of a Career Planning Course on Academic Performance and Graduation Rate  

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A study was conducted to assess the impact of a career-planning course in terms of time taken to graduate, graduation rate, credit hours taken, number of course withdrawals, and cumulative GPAs. Student course participants (N = 544) were compared to a matched sample of non-course participants (N = 544) after 5 years. Results showed that the 2…

Folsom, Byron; Peterson, Gary W.; Reardon, Robert C.; Mann, Barbara A.

2005-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The High Cost of Low Graduation Rates in North Carolina. School Choice Issues in the State  

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North Carolina has a dropout crisis--only two thirds of North Carolina high school students graduate. One reason this crisis has not received the attention it deserves is because the state was reporting badly inflated graduation rates (supposedly as high as 97 percent) until it finally adopted a more realistic reporting method earlier this year.…

Gottlob, Brian J.

2007-01-01

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New Approach to Graduation Data Finds Falling Rates in Most States  

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Fueling the debate over high school graduation statistics, a University of Minnesota researcher is proposing a new way to gauge how states measure up when it comes to graduating students on time. But his method points to the same disappointing conclusion as other techniques to gauge school completion rates that have sprung up in recent years: In…

Viadero, Debra

2006-01-01

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45 CFR 304.20 - Availability and rate of Federal financial participation.  

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...Availability and rate of Federal financial participation. 304.20 Section 304.20...HUMAN SERVICES FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION § 304.20 Availability and rate of Federal financial participation. (a) Federal financial...

2010-10-01

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Graduating Medical Students' Ratings of Stresses, Pleasures, and Coping Strategies.  

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Data on the stress and coping of medical students was gathered in order to design a health promotion and wellness program. A questionnaire was completed by graduating students. Examinations, classwork, and financial responsibilities were considered the three most stressful aspects of medical education. (Author/MLW)

Wolf, Thomas M.; And Others

1988-01-01

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A Note on Interest Rates and Structural Federal Budget Deficits  

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This paper provides evidence on the response of interest rates to Federal budget deficits. A simple model is presented that incorporates the role of monetary policy in the determination of short-run interest rates and that ascribes the effects of government budget imbalances on the term structure of interest rates to uncertainty about the expected evolution of inflation and real interest rates. Empirical results support the view that the term structure of interest rates is affected by Fede...

Kitchen, John

2002-01-01

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What Is the Federal Role in Supporting Academic Research and Graduate Research Assistants? Division of Science Resources Studies Issue Brief.  

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This issue brief presents data illustrating the diversity across federal agency support in the science and engineering fields as emphasized in their funding of both academic research and science and engineering graduate students. Funding data show that changes in the balance of academic research funding across agencies are likely to affect both…

Rapoport, Alan I.

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42 CFR 412.308 - Determining and updating the Federal rate.  

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... Determining and updating the Federal rate. 412.308 Section 412.308 Public...Methodology for Determining the Federal Rate for Capital-Related Costs § 412.308 Determining and updating the Federal rate. (a) FY 1992 national average...

2010-10-01

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Perceived Quality and Methodology in Graduate Department Ratings: Sociology, Political Science, and Economics.  

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Analyzes graduate school ratings in three related disciplines - sociology, political science, and economics - from two rating sources: the National Research Council and "U.S. News and World Report." Hypothesizes three major components to ratings: perceived departmental quality, systematic error owing to the method of data collection, and random…

Paxton, Pamela; Bollen, Kenneth A.

2003-01-01

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Self-reported competency ratings of graduates of a problem-based medical curriculum  

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Purpose. To study the self-reports of professional competencies by graduates of a problem-based medical curriculum. Method. All graduates from a medical school and a faculty of health sciences with a problem-based curriculum were sent a questionnaire asking them to compare their own performances in 19 domains with those of colleagues trained at schools with conventional curricula. Results. Overall, alumni of the medical school rated themselves as better than colleagues who were trained at sch...

Schmidt, H. G.; Molen, H. M.

2001-01-01

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High School Dropout, Graduation, and Completion Rates: Better Data, Better Measures, Better Decisions  

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High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as indicators of educational system productivity and effectiveness and of social and economic well being. While determining these rates may seem like a straightforward task, their calculation is in fact quite complicated. How does one count a student who leaves a regular high school but…

Hauser, Robert M., Ed.; Koenig, Judith Anderson, Ed.

2011-01-01

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Comparing replacement rates under private and federal retirement systems.  

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One measure of the adequacy of retirement income is replacement rate - the percentage of pre-retirement salary that is available to a worker in retirement. This article compares salary replacement rates for private-sector employees of medium and large private establishments with those for federal employees under the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System. Because there is no standard benefit formula to represent the variety of formulas available in the private sector, a composite defined benefit formula was developed using the characteristics of plans summarized in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Medium and Large Employer Plan Survey. The resulting "typical" private-sector defined benefit plan, with an accompanying defined contribution plan, was then compared with the two federal systems. The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) is a stand-alone defined benefit plan whose participants are not covered by Social Security. Until passage of the 1983 Amendments to Social Security Act, it was the only retirement plan for most federal civilian employees. Provisions of the 1983 Amendments were designed to restore long-term financial stability to the Social Security trust funds. One provision created the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), which covers federal employees hired after 1983. It was one of the provisions designed to restore long-term financial stability to the Social Security trust funds. FERS employees contribute to and are covered by Social Security. FERS, which is a defined benefit plan, also includes a basic benefit and a 401(k)-type plan known as the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). To compare how retirees would fare under the three different retirement systems, benefits of employees retiring at age 65 with 35 years of service were calculated using hypothetical workers with steady earnings. Workers were classified according to a percentage of the average wage in the economy: low earners (45 percent), average earners (100 percent) high earners (160 percent), and maximum earners (earnings at the taxable maximum amount). Overall, this analysis found that: Excluding Social Security benefits and TSP and defined contribution annuities, CSRS retirees have a higher pre-retirement salary replacement rate than either FERS or private-sector retirees. Private-sector retirees, however, have higher replacement rate than their FERS counterparts. Including Social Security benefits but not TSP and defined contribution plan annuities, CSRS retirees who are maximum earners have a higher pre-retirement salary replacement rate (despite receiving no Social Security benefits) than FERS retirees with the same earnings. Private-sector retirees in all earnings categories have a higher replacement rate than federal retirees with the same earnings. Including Social Security and TSP and defined contribution plan annuities, private-sector retirees in all earnings categories have a higher replacement rate than federal retirees, but their rate is close to that of FERS retirees. The rate is higher for FERS retirees than for CSRS retirees in all earnings categories. This analysis shows that replacement creates could exceed 100 percent for FERS employees who contribute who contribute 6 percent of earnings to the TSP over full working career. Private-sector replacement rates were quite similar for those with both a defined benefit and a defined contribution pension plan. Social Security replacement rates make up the highest proportion of benefits for th private sector's lowest income quartile group. The replacement rate for 401(k) plans and the TSP account for a higher proportion of benefits than does Social Security for all other income groups, assuming the absence of a defined benefit plan. PMID:15218632

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The Paradox of Increasing both Enrollment and Graduation Rates: Acknowledging Elephants in the Ivory Tower  

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Full Text Available The argument is made that increasing enrollments and graduation rates cannot occur while maintaining academic standards. Several U.S. universities are attempting to increase their enrollments to counter the financial difficulties created by a reduction in state support. These same universities are also under growing pressure from their state legislatures to increase four-year graduation rates and make degrees more affordable. In this essay, we describe how some universities and programs are attempting to meet both of these goals by lowering academic standards.

Sean W. Mulvenon

2013-09-01

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49 CFR 385.13 - Unsatisfactory rated motor carriers; prohibition on transportation; ineligibility for Federal...  

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... false Unsatisfactory rated motor carriers; prohibition on transportation...Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS SAFETY...

2010-10-01

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Race, Rates, and Religion: The Relationship between Black Graduation Rates and Evangelical Religious Affiliation at Private Colleges and Universities  

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This study examined the relationship between an institution's evangelical or Protestant religious affiliation and Black graduation rates. The over 100 members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) are Protestant institutions with strong evangelical cultures. Much of the research regarding race and religion in America has…

Smith, Michael Christopher

2010-01-01

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The Effect of a College Pen Incentive on Survey Response Rate among Recent College Graduates  

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Incentives have shown a variable effect in improving survey response rates, but the effect of a pen from an organization to which the respondent has loyalty has not been studied. Recent college graduates were randomized to receive or not receive a college logo pen accompanying an initial survey mailing. Among 119 total respondents, there were no…

Stange, Jonathan P.; Zyzanski, Stephen J.

2011-01-01

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Education and the Economy: Boosting the Nation's Economy by Improving High School Graduation Rates  

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Building on its previous work examining education and the economy, the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance), with generous support from State Farm[R], analyzed the economies of all fifty states and the District of Columbia to determine the economic benefits that states could see by improving high school graduation rates. Using a…

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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Predicting Higher Education Graduation Rates from Institutional Characteristics and Resource Allocation  

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This study incorporated institutional characteristics (e.g., Carnegie type, selectivity) and resource allocations (e.g., instructional expenditures, student affairs expenditures) into a statistical model to predict undergraduate graduation rates. Instructional expenditures, library expenditures, and a number of institutional classification…

Hamrick, Florence A.; Schuh, John H.; Shelley, Mack C., II

2004-01-01

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

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

Fahey, John M.

2010-01-01

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A Program Evaluation of a Credit Recovery Program to Improve Graduation Rates for At-Risk High School Students  

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Research has shown that low graduation rates are a problem in high schools across the United States. The problem is significant at a small, inner-city charter high school in a southwestern US state that had a 2008 graduation rate of 34%. After assessing the situation, educators at this school developed the Credit Retrieval Program (CRP) to help…

Parks, David R.

2011-01-01

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14 CFR 399.44 - Treatment of deferred Federal income taxes for rate purposes.  

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...STATEMENTS STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY Policies Relating to Rates and Tariffs...Treatment of deferred Federal income taxes for rate purposes. ...section 406(b), it is the policy of the Board that Federal income tax expense should be based...

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
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42 CFR 412.64 - Federal rates for inpatient operating costs for Federal fiscal year 2005 and subsequent fiscal...  

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...a proportion equal to the proportion (estimated by CMS) to the...levels. CMS adjusts the proportion of the Federal rate for inpatient...established by CMS based on survey data) reflecting the relative... (2) CMS determines the proportion of the Federal rate...

2010-10-01

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76 FR 36857 - Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated Plans  

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...3206-AM39 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium...amending the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations...carrier's rating method (age, sex, etc.) showing that the factor...for activities that improve health care quality, to total...

2011-06-23

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76 FR 38282 - Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated Plans  

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...3206-AM39 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium...amending the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations...carrier's rating method (age, sex, etc.) showing that the factor...for activities that improve health care quality, to total...

2011-06-29

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Analysis of the Relationship between Latino and African American Male High Schools Graduation Rates and Principal Leadership Style  

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The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a correlation between principal leadership style and graduation rates of Latino and African American male students. The study also examined the principal leadership style to determine whether or not principal leadership style had an impact on the percentage of students graduating from high…

Johnson, Sheryl L.

2011-01-01

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42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.  

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...rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003. 412.210 Section 412.210 Public...rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003. (a) General rule. (1) CMS...occurring in Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003 that involves inpatient hospital...

2010-10-01

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Federal Research Grants: Compensation Paid to Graduate Students at the University of California. Report to the Chairman, Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives.  

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This report presents findings of an investigation of the use of federal research and development grant funds by the University of California system in its payments to graduate student researchers (GSRs). Specifically, the study examined whether: (1) compensation paid to GSRs was in accordance with guidelines of the Office of Management and Budget;…

Hast, Robert H.

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34 CFR 668.45 - Information on completion or graduation rates.  

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...IPEDS), by recipients of a Federal Pell Grant, by recipients of a Federal Family...Loan) who did not receive a Federal Pell Grant, and by recipients of neither a Federal Pell Grant nor a Federal Family...

2010-07-01

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75 FR 80350 - Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile...  

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...Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement When Government Owned Automobiles Are Authorized; Miscellaneous Amendments; Correction AGENCY: Office of...

2010-12-22

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Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104  

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This brief document summarizes findings from "Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104." Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, the report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic…

Holian, Laura; Mokher, Christine

2011-01-01

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The Effects of Performance Budgeting and Funding Programs on Graduation Rate in Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities  

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Full Text Available This study was conducted to determine whether states with performance budgeting and funding (PBF programs had improved institutional performance of higher education over the five years (1997 through 2001 considered in this study. First Time in College (FTIC graduation rate was used as the measure of institutional performance. In this study, the unit of analysis is institution level and the study population is all public four-or-more-year institutions in the United States. To test PBF program effectiveness, Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM growth analysis was applied. According to the HLM analysis, the growth of graduation rates in states with PBF programs was not greater than in states without PBF programs. The lack of growth in institutional graduation rates, however, does not mean that PBF programs failed to achieve their goals. Policy-makers are advised to sustain PBF programs long enough until such programs bear their fruits or are proven ineffective.

Jung-cheol Shinn

2004-05-01

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Delays in hiring Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) graduates and the impact on their training success rate  

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This research project identified three distinct groups of individuals the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) utilizes when filling the employee ranks of Air Traffic Controllers (ATC). After a nationwide strike, President Reagan fired the entire ATC workforce in 1981 (Pavel, 2012). Since then the FAA has worked very diligently in filling the vacant positions. Now three decades later the impending retirements and attrition of those hired earlier is estimated at nearly 14,000 controllers over the next 10 years (FAA CWP, 2012). In response to this shortage it would be advantageous for the FAA to minimize the time lapsed in the selection, hiring and training processes. If the hiring process time was decreased, it would save the FAA money in terms of a reduction in the initial cost of training Air Traffic Controllers (GAO, 2012; IRP, 2011). Traditionally the FAA hires from three distinct groups of people. The first is those with prior ATC experience which was usually obtained through the military. Second the general public with no experience and third the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) candidates. The AT-CTI program is a valued partner with the FAA that helps educate the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers; however in the past the program has had difficulty producing the total number of replacement controllers needed. Due to the delay some CTI graduates may choose other career paths rather than wait and be hired to go to the FAA Academy which will further reduce the number of candidates for the FAA to hire. To date, no public research has been done pertaining to the time delay in the hiring process of AT-CTI candidates and the impact on training success at the FAA Academy and at the CTI's first FAA facility. This study used a survey tool to gather information on how long AT-CTI graduates wait to be hired to attend the FAA Academy. Information was gathered on the factors that may affect the time lapse between graduation and the time they arrive at the FAA Academy. In addition, the effect of the wait on the success rate of training at the FAA Academy and at the candidate's first facility was examined. Data was collected to examine the relationship between a CTI graduate's performance in the CTI program and the individual's performance during FAA training at the FAA Academy and assignment to their first facility. Through correlation analysis of the Air Traffic Basics (AT-Basic), Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT-SAT) and Performance Verification (PV) scores there was significant correlation between the AT-Basic and PV scores. As the AT-Basic score increases so does the PV scores. There needs to be future research on GPA's, PV's, AT-SAT and AT-Basics scores to determine if any of them are predictors of CTI's success in training. If the FAA can better predict if an applicant will be successful in training, it can save the FAA money in the selection, hiring and training process.

Jorgenson, Terra A.

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12 CFR 201.51 - Interest rates applicable to credit extended by a Federal Reserve Bank. 1  

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...Reserve Bank. 1 201.51 Section 201.51 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM EXTENSIONS OF CREDIT BY FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS (REGULATION A) § 201.51 Interest rates...

2010-01-01

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12 CFR 201.51 - Interest rates applicable to credit extended by a Federal Reserve Bank. 1  

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...rates applicable to credit extended by a Federal Reserve Bank. 1 201.51 Section 201.51 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM EXTENSIONS OF CREDIT BY...

2010-01-01

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Demography Is Not Destiny: Increasing the Graduation Rates of Low-Income College Students at Large Public Universities  

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What accounts for the differences in retention and graduation rates among large public colleges and universities that serve high numbers of low-income students? To answer this question, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education has conducted two studies to examine the institutional characteristics, practices, and policies…

Engle, Jennifer; O'Brien, Colleen

2007-01-01

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Factors Affecting the Unemployment (Rate) of Female Art Graduates in Iran  

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The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between the opportunities of female artist graduates in Tehran Province and the current employment market. Mixed method was employed in this study. The population of the current study consisted of 240 female artist graduates selected using a systematic random sampling method from both public and…

Hedayat, Mina; Kahn, Sabzali Musa; Hanafi, Jaffri

2013-01-01

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Statistical Methods for Protecting Personally Identifiable Information in the Disclosure of Graduation Rates of First-Time, Full-Time Degree- or Certificate-Seeking Undergraduate Students by 2-Year Degree-Granting Institutions of Higher Education. Technical Brief. NCES 2012-151  

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The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that Title IV degree-granting institutions disclose annually the graduation rates of first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students, disaggregated by gender, each major racial/ethnic subgroup, and receipt or non-receipt of a federal Pell grant or subsidized…

Chen, Xianglei; Bersudskaya, Vera; Cubarrubi, Archie

2011-01-01

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Social rates of return to investment in skills assessment and residency training of international medical graduates in Alberta.  

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Governments and physician organizations in Canada have identified current and anticipated future shortages of physicians. The creation of opportunities for licensure for the sizeable population of unlicensed international medical graduates (IMG) residing in Canada can alleviate some of the shortage of medical manpower. We examine whether expenditures on IMG skills assessment, training and licensing are a socially desirable use of resources. We estimate the financial rate of return to Alberta taxpayers from resources allocated to the Alberta International Medical Graduate (AIMG) program, started in 2001. Our estimates show that resources allocated to providing skills assessment and residency training opportunities for IMGs that lead to licensing as a Canadian physician generate real annual rates of return of 9-13%. PMID:16412528

Emery, J C Herbert; Crutcher, Rodney A; Harrison, Alexandra C M; Wright, Howard

2006-12-01

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34 CFR 674.5 - Federal Perkins Loan program cohort default rate and penalties.  

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For award year 2000-2001 and succeeding award years, an institution with a cohort default rate that equals or exceeds 50 percent for each of the three most recent years for which cohort default rate data are available is ineligible to participate in the Federal Perkins Loan...

2010-07-01

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Reaching Graduation with Credit Recovery  

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When students fail courses or drop out of school, it isn't good for them or their districts, which are under federal and state mandates to improve test scores and graduation rates. With those mandates and about 1.2 million students dropping out each year--or one every 26 seconds--there is more pressure today than ever to help students stay in…

Dessoff, Alan

2009-01-01

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A hybrid classroom-online curriculum format for RN-BSN students: cohort support and curriculum structure improve graduation rates.  

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As more registered nurses (RNs) return to school to obtain a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), innovative ways must be found to support them in this endeavor. Barriers for RNs who return to school include scheduling of coursework and fear of failure. One school of nursing with a traditional BSN program reviewed its RN-BSN track, with its low retention and graduation rates. With input from nursing leaders and nurses in the community, the school applied for and was awarded a 3-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant to redesign the RN-BSN program. A hybrid classroom-online curriculum is offered in a structured, sequential format so that the RNs are admitted once a year and must complete the courses as a group, in a cohort. Data collected from evaluations showed that program support, technology support, and social support from peers encouraged the RNs to "stay the course," and 100% completed the requirements to graduate. PMID:21229931

Davidson, Susan C; Metzger, Richard; Lindgren, Katherine S

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Historical and Conceptual Notes about the Graduate Program in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul / Anotações históricas e conceituais sobre o programa de pós-graduação em Psicologia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul  

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Full Text Available Brazilian Institutions of Higher Education were conceived in Brazil in the 19th century as centers of professional training which offered undergraduate programs giving little attention to research. A systematic research training started in 1951 with the creation of CAPES, an agency of the Ministry of Education for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, and it improved when the agency was restructured in 1964. The Graduate Programs in Psychology implemented between 1965 and 1980 faced insertion difficulties in their institutions and had problems to present a profile which was consistent with the training of researchers and higher education faculty. Nevertheless, they made important contributions to doctorate training and research in Brazil. The current characteristics, designed in the 1980s, were incorporated by the new programs, among them, the Graduate Program in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS. This paper presents some considerations about the founding conditions and the fundamentals that are associated with the successful trajectory of the Graduate Program in Psychology from UFRGS and it describes the history of its foundation, its main principles and the way it is organized.

William B. Gomes

2010-01-01

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78 FR 70599 - Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Open Committee Meetings  

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...Room 5H27, 1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415, (202) 606-9400. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Sheldon Friedman, Chairman, Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 2013-28288 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]...

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77 FR 8926 - Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Open Committee Meetings  

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...Thursday, March 8, 2012. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will be held in Room 5A06A, U.S. Office of Personnel...606-9400. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Sheldon Friedman, Chairman, Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory...

2012-02-15

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76 FR 5787 - Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant...  

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...Federal Work-Study...Federal Work-Study...graduate students to help pay...encourages the part-time employment...Washington, DC time, Monday...the Federal Student Aid Handbook...34 CFR part 668. (2...Federal Work-Study...

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75 FR 12217 - Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant...  

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...Federal Work-Study...Federal Work-Study...graduate students to help pay...encourages the part-time employment...Eastern time, Monday...the Federal Student Aid Handbook...34 CFR part 668. (2...Federal Work-Study...

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Injury rates and injury risk factors among federal bureau of investigation new agent trainees  

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Abstract Background A one-year prospective examination of injury rates and injury risk factors was conducted in Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) new agent training. Methods Injury incidents were obtained from medical records and injury compensation forms. Potential injury risk factors were acquired from a lifestyle questionnaire and existing data at the FBI Academy. Results A total of 426 men and 105 women participated in the project. Thirty-f...

Knapik Joseph J; Grier Tyson; Spiess Anita; Swedler David I; Hauret Keith G; Graham Bria; Yoder James; Jones Bruce H

2011-01-01

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User's Guide to Computing High School Graduation Rates. Volume 2. Technical Report: Technical Evaluation of Proxy Graduation Indicators. NCES 2006-605  

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This report consists of two volumes, the first takes an in-depth look at the various graduation indicators, with a description of the computational formulas, the data required for each indicator, the assumptions underlying each formula, the strengths and weaknesses of each indicator, and a consideration of the conditions under which each indicator…

Seastrom, Marilyn M.; Chapman, Chris; Stillwell, Robert; McGrath, Daniel; Peltola, Pia; Dinkes, Rachel; Xu, Zeyu

2006-01-01

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Dropout and Graduation Rates 2010-2011. Research Brief. Volume 1107  

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The District conducts a "cross-sectional" analysis of student dropouts annually; it examines dropout rates among students enrolled in various grades at one point in time. A "longitudinal" analysis, also conducted annually, tracks a group of students in the same grade or cohort over a period of several years. Each method addresses a different…

Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012

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Dropout and Graduation Rates 2008-2009. Research Brief. Volume 0902  

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The District conducts a "cross-sectional" analysis of student dropouts annually; it examines dropout rates among students enrolled in various grades at one point in time. A "longitudinal" analysis, also conducted annually, tracks a group of students in the same grade or cohort over a period of several years. Each method addresses a different…

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2010-01-01

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Dropout and Graduation Rates 2009-2010. Research Brief. Volume 1101  

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The District conducts a "cross-sectional" analysis of student dropouts annually; it examines dropout rates among students enrolled in various grades at one point in time. A "longitudinal" analysis, also conducted annually, tracks a group of students in the same grade or cohort over a period of several years. Each method addresses a different…

Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2011

2011-01-01

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The US stock market leads the federal funds rate and treasury bond yields.  

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Using a recently introduced method to quantify the time-varying lead-lag dependencies between pairs of economic time series (the thermal optimal path method), we test two fundamental tenets of the theory of fixed income: (i) the stock market variations and the yield changes should be anti-correlated; (ii) the change in central bank rates, as a proxy of the monetary policy of the central bank, should be a predictor of the future stock market direction. Using both monthly and weekly data, we found very similar lead-lag dependence between the S&P 500 stock market index and the yields of bonds inside two groups: bond yields of short-term maturities (Federal funds rate (FFR), 3M, 6M, 1Y, 2Y, and 3Y) and bond yields of long-term maturities (5Y, 7Y, 10Y, and 20Y). In all cases, we observe the opposite of (i) and (ii). First, the stock market and yields move in the same direction. Second, the stock market leads the yields, including especially the FFR. Moreover, we find that the short-term yields in the first group lead the long-term yields in the second group before the financial crisis that started in mid-2007 and the inverse relationship holds afterwards. These results suggest that the Federal Reserve is increasingly mindful of the stock market behavior, seen as key to the recovery and health of the economy. Long-term investors seem also to have been more reactive and mindful of the signals provided by the financial stock markets than the Federal Reserve itself after the start of the financial crisis. The lead of the S&P 500 stock market index over the bond yields of all maturities is confirmed by the traditional lagged cross-correlation analysis. PMID:21857954

Guo, Kun; Zhou, Wei-Xing; Cheng, Si-Wei; Sornette, Didier

2011-01-01

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An Analysis of the Entropy Index Diversity Scores of Selected North Carolina Urban High Schools and the Impact on Teacher Quality, Student Achievement, and Graduation Rates  

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The primary purpose of this study was to examine the differences in teacher quality, student achievement, and graduation rates among select North Carolina urban high schools based on their racial segregation when measured by the entropy index. The entropy index is a measure of evenness among racial groups used to determine the level of segregation…

Taylor, Robert Pernell

2009-01-01

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College Graduation Rates for Minority Students in a Selective Technical University: Will Participation in a Summer Bridge Program Contribute to Success?  

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There are many approaches to solving the problem of underrepresentation of some racial and ethnic groups and women in scientific and technical disciplines. Here, the authors evaluate the association of a summer bridge program with the graduation rate of underrepresented minority (URM) students at a selective technical university. They demonstrate…

Murphy, Terrence E.; Gaughan, Monica; Hume, Robert; Moore, S. Gordon, Jr.

2010-01-01

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Helping Students Finish School: Why Students Drop Out and How to Help Them Graduate  

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The federal requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) have placed a new focus on increasing graduation rates and reducing dropout rates. While the dropout problem has generated research and new programs over the last 30 years, the dropout rate has remained relatively unchanged. Students drop out of school for many reasons, and the…

Shannon, G. Sue; Bylsma, Pete

2006-01-01

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The branching rate of the random Olami-Feder-Christensen model with a generic coordination number  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english In this paper we review and discuss some fundamental aspects of the random version of the Olami-Feder- Christensen model, and its relevance for the understanding of self-organized criticality (SOC). We review the universal character of the exponent [...] ./img/revistas/bjp/v33n3/a09img01.gif" align=absmiddle > or = 3/2, related to avalanche size distributions in random SOC models, and its connection to branching processes theory. We also generalize previous results, that had been obtained for the random OFC model with four neighbors, to any coordination number. Finally we present some connections between our generalization and recent discussions involving the branching rate approach to this model.

S. T. R., Pinho; C. P. C., Prado.

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The branching rate of the random Olami-Feder-Christensen model with a generic coordination number  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english In this paper we review and discuss some fundamental aspects of the random version of the Olami-Feder- Christensen model, and its relevance for the understanding of self-organized criticality (SOC). We review the universal character of the exponent [...] ./img/revistas/bjp/v33n3/a09img01.gif" align=absmiddle > or = 3/2, related to avalanche size distributions in random SOC models, and its connection to branching processes theory. We also generalize previous results, that had been obtained for the random OFC model with four neighbors, to any coordination number. Finally we present some connections between our generalization and recent discussions involving the branching rate approach to this model.

S. T. R., Pinho; C. P. C., Prado.

2003-09-01

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77 FR 11383 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of Monmouth, NJ, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage...  

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2012-02-27

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76 FR 53045 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of Monmouth, NJ, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage...  

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...of Monmouth, NJ, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management...Monmouth, New Jersey, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Monmouth...

2011-08-25

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76 FR 31785 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of Cumberland, ME, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage...  

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...of Cumberland, ME, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management...Cumberland, Maine, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Cumberland,...

2011-06-02

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77 FR 28471 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of Montgomery, PA, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage...  

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...of Montgomery, PA, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management...Pennsylvania, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Chester,...

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76 FR 70321 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Abolishment of Cumberland, ME, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage...  

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...of Cumberland, ME, as a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management...Cumberland, Maine, nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area and redefine Cumberland,...

2011-11-14

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45 CFR 304.20 - Availability and rate of Federal financial participation.  

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...the information needed for a financial assessment; (iii) Referral...September 30, 1997, Federal financial participation is available...chapter. (d) Federal financial participation at the 90...repeated testing when necessary, analysis of test results, and...

2010-10-01

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The US stock market leads the Federal funds rate and Treasury bond yields  

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Using a recently introduced method to quantify the time varying lead-lag dependencies between pairs of economic time series (the thermal optimal path method), we test two fundamental tenets of the theory of fixed income: (i) the stock market variations and the yield changes should be anti-correlated; (ii) the change in central bank rates, as a proxy of the monetary policy of the central bank, should be a predictor of the future stock market direction. Using both monthly and weekly data, we found very similar lead-lag dependence between the S&P500 stock market index and the yields of bonds inside two groups: bond yields of short-term maturities (Federal funds rate (FFR), 3M, 6M, 1Y, 2Y, and 3Y) and bond yields of long-term maturities (5Y, 7Y, 10Y, and 20Y). In all cases, we observe the opposite of (i) and (ii). First, the stock market and yields move in the same direction. Second, the stock market leads the yields, including and especially the FFR. Moreover, we find that the short-term yields in the first ...

Guo, Kun; Cheng, Si-Wei; Sornette, Didier

2011-01-01

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Rapid increase in HIV rates--Orel Oblast, Russian Federation, 1999-2001.  

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During 1999-2001, the estimated number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reported officially in the Russian Federation increased approximately 16-fold, from 11,000 to 177,000. In 2001, of 49,434 HIV-infected persons for whom a risk factor was identified, 46,274 (94%) were injection-drug users (IDUs). However, the actual number of HIV-infected persons in Russia is estimated to be four to 10 times higher than reported. Rapid increases in HIV have been reported in urban areas (e.g., Kaliningrad, Moscow, and St. Petersburg) and also might be occurring in rural areas. During 1997-2000, HIV seroprevalence reportedly increased 33-fold in Orel Oblast, a predominantly rural, agricultural province (1999 population: 900,000) in central European Russia. To confirm and describe this increase and evaluate the risk for continued rapid increase of HIV, CDC collaborated with the Orel Oblast AIDS and Infectious Diseases Prevention Center (AIDS Center) to assess recent HIV trends and the prevalence of risk behaviors among IDUs in Orel Oblast. This report summarizes the results of that assessment, which indicate continued increases in HIV rates and underscore the need for interventions directed at IDUs and their sex partners to limit further spread of HIV. PMID:12869903

2003-07-18

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Social, Demographic, and Institutional Effects on African American Graduation Rates in U.S. Colleges and Universities  

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Improving the retention and graduation of African Americans and other minority groups in higher education is an important but highly politicized issue on college and university campuses. Prior studies emphasize the relationship between minority retention and achievement, cultural diversity, and racial policies and climates at predominantly White…

Wright, LaQueta L.

2010-01-01

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Determining graduation rate of students who initially enrolled as animal science majors at the University of Missouri during a consecutive four-year period.  

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Data obtained primarily from the Student Information System of the University of Missouri were used to determine the graduation rate of freshmen and transfer students who initially enrolled as animal science majors during the fall semester of a consecutive 4-yr period. The primary objective of this study was to determine the percentage of students who completed a bachelor of science (BS) degree in animal science. This study also investigated the predictability of graduation rate and academic performance [cumulative grade point average (GPA)] and attempted to ascertain why students changed their major or failed to complete a baccalaureate degree. Independent variables included in the analysis of data included sex, composite ACT score, high school class rank, advising group, high school graduation class size, predicted GPA, first-semester GPA, cumulative GPA, and the background of the student (farm/ranch, rural non-farm/ranch, or urban). The total number of students in the data set was 457, representing 378 who enrolled as first-semester freshmen and 79 transfer students. The data were statistically analyzed using various procedures of SAS. A questionnaire was sent to 256 former students who either did not complete a degree at the University of Missouri (n = 126) or completed a baccalaureate degree in a major other than animal science (n = 130) to determine their reason(s) for changing major or leaving the University of Missouri. Thirty-five percent of the students completed a BS degree in animal science. Approximately 14% completed a degree in some other major in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and 15% completed a baccalaureate degree in some major outside of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the university. Another 3.9% completed a degree in veterinary medicine. Graduation rate was 67.6%, which was similar to the campus average. The use of 5 independent variables resulted in 64% accuracy at predicting graduation rate. The best predictor of cumulative GPA was the first-semester GPA of the student (R(2) = 0.67). Poor academic performance was the primary reason students did not complete a BS degree; however, students suggested poor advising was a contributing factor. PMID:19648493

Jesse, G W; Ellersieck, M R

2009-11-01

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34 CFR 674.5 - Federal Perkins Loan program cohort default rate and penalties.  

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... OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM...by the institution of higher education, its owner, agency, contractor... (A) Discharged due to death or permanent and total...

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Formação de mestres em enfermagem na Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina: contribuições sob a ótica de egressos / Formation of masters in nursing at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina: contributions under post graduates' view / Formación de maestros en enfermería en la Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina: contribuciones según la visión de los egresados  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese O estudo objetivou conhecer as percepções de egressos do Curso de Mestrado em Enfermagem do Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina acerca das contribuições de sua formação para o trabalho profissional. Estudo de abordagem qualitativa, utilizou questionário [...] aplicado a mestres em enfermagem egressos do curso (últimos 5 anos), totalizando 88 informantes. A análise apresentou elementos da ótica dos egressos quanto a uma avaliação geral do curso, quanto às contribuições do mesmo para a mudança no trabalho e quanto a avaliação média dos seus objetivos. O mestrado em enfermagem mostrou-se um espaço reconhecido e valorizado de construção e consolidação de um conhecimento inovador frente aos desafios que se impõem para uma nova configuração do fazer em saúde cotidianamente. Abstract in spanish El estudio tuvo como objetivo conocer las percepciones de los egresados de la Maestría en Enfermería de la Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina acerca de las contribuciones de su formación para el trabajo profesional. Estudio de aboerdage cualitativa, con la utilización de un cuestionario dirigido [...] a los maestros egresados en los últimos cinco años, para un total de 88 informantes. El análisis presentó elementos en relación a evaluación general de la Maestría, así como de las contribuciones de la misma para el cambio en el trabajo y la evaluación de sus objetivos. La maestría en enfermería se presentó como un espacio reconocido y valorizado para la construcción y consolidación de conocimientos innovadores ante los desafíos para una nueva configuración del quehacer en salud. Abstract in english The objective of the study is to know the perceptions of graduates of the Masters Course in Nursing at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina with its contributions on formation as regards to professional work. That was a study of qualitative approach, using a questionnaire applied to the egress [...] es of master degree program (last 5 years), totaling 88 informants. Analysis presented elements of the graduates lent in relation to the general evaluation of the course, as related to the same contributions for change at work and the medium evaluation of its objectives. The masters degree program shows a space and the valorization of construction and consolidation of an innovative knowledge that can faces challenges that might occur to a new configuration of making health daily.

Flávia Regina Souza, Ramos; Vânia Marli Schubert, Backes; Dirce Stein, Backes; Dulcinéia Ghizoni, Schneider; Gleide, Pinheiro; Maria Terezinha, Zeferino; Patríca Kuerten, Rocha.

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O internato rural do curso de graduação em nutrição da Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Brasil The rural internship of the graduation course in nutrition of the Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil  

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Full Text Available Com a finalidade de se avaliarem os resultados alcançados numa experiência de internato rural, foram analizados os relatórios dos estudantes que dela participaram. Considera-se internato rural a modalidade de estágio que se caracteriza pela transferência do estudante do "campus" universitário para uma comunidade rural, onde permanecerá por tempo determinado. O internato rural no curso da Universidade Federal de Viçosa distingue-se da estrutura de outras universidades principalmente pela proposta que leva de estimular a comunidade a reconhecer seus problemas, e a organizar-se para solucioná-los. Observou-se ao término desse período que os objetivos traçados não foram satisfaloriamenle alingidos. A dificuldade em estimular os habitantes para identificarem os seus próprios problemas e se organizarem no sentido de solucioná-los, a escassez de recursos para manter os estudantes no campo e a desconlinuidade do programa foram os entraves fundamentais. Entretanto, constatou-se que, como prática do exercício profissional na área de Saúde Pública e possibilidade de vivenciar o cotidiano de uma comunidade rural, o estágio é de fundamental importância para os estudantes. Concluiu-se tratar-se de uma experiência válida, de acordo com a nova proposta que deverá ser aprimorada para atingir os objetivos iniciais, podendo contribuir como ponto de reflexão para outros cursos de graduação em nutrição do país.With the aim of evaluating the results obtained in a new experiment in Internato Rural (rural internship during its first three years of existence, 22 reports, which had been submitted by 46 student-trainees who participated in this program, were analyzed. Internato Rural involves the transfer of the student from the college campus to a rural community where he stays for a certain period of time. This Internato Rural course program differs from the structure proposed by other universities mainly in that it aims at stimulating the community to identify its problems and to organize itself to solve them. It was observed, at the end of the above mentioned period, that the objectives proposed had not been satisfactorily met. The difficulty in stimulating the community members to identify their own problems and to take the necessary steps to try to solve them was the fundamental obstacle faced. Additional problems were posed by lack of resources to keep the students in the field and program discontinuity, basically due to school vacations and to the limited number of students enrolled in the Internato Rural program, which is elective. It has been realized, however, that as a form of professional practice in the field of Public Health and as an opportunity of experiencing everyday life in a rural community Internato Rural is of fundamental importance for the students. It was concluded that this constitutes a worthwhile experience in accordance with the new proposal which will have to be an improvement so as to meet the initial objectives, and which may also contribute to other graduate programs in nutrition in the country.

Tânia Ruiz

1985-12-01

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18 CFR 340.1 - Suspended rate schedules; procedure; refund requirement; administered by the Federal Energy...  

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76 FR 7881 - Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs  

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77 FR 1743 - Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs  

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2012-01-11

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77 FR 4547 - Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant...  

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...Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal...AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, Department...Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study (FWS...undergraduate and graduate students to help pay for their...program encourages the part-time employment of...

2012-01-30

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34 CFR 674.5 - Federal Perkins Loan program cohort default rate and penalties.  

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...purposes of calculating the cohort default rate under paragraph (b) of this section...from an institution's cohort default rate calculation if the loan is— (A) Discharged...total disability; (B) Discharged in bankruptcy; (C) Discharged due to a closed school...institution. (1) A cohort default rate of an institution applies to all...

2010-07-01

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45 CFR 307.31 - Federal financial participation at the 80 percent rate for computerized support enforcement systems.  

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...September 30, 2001, Federal financial participation is available...this section. (b) Federal financial participation in the costs...percent funding. Federal financial participation at the 80 percent... (ii) Caseload Factor—a ratio of the six-year...

2010-10-01

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45 CFR 304.20 - Availability and rate of Federal financial participation.  

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...FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH...vii) The financial control of the State plan...hospitals, State birth record agencies...hospitals, State birth record agencies...distributed to the family for the purposes...percent rate for the planning design,...

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Programa de pós-graduação em enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria: trajetória e resultados / Graduate program in nursing at the Federal University of Santa Maria: trajectory and results / Programa de postgrado en enfermería de la Universidad Federal de Santa María: trayectoria y resultados  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Estudo quantitativo, descritivo, exploratório, em base documental, tendo como objetivo relatar a história e trajetória do Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem (PPGENF) da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, de acordo com o panorama nacional. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de consultas a diferen [...] tes sites na internet e secretaria do PPGENF. O programa foi criado em 2006, sendo que, no primeiro triênio, houve uma ampliação no número de vagas e candidatos, e a concentração das publicações ocorreu nos Qualis B1 e A2. Foram desenvolvidas ações, como rodas de conversa, seminários, jornadas e workshops, direcionadas ao fortalecimento do programa para a integração de docentes/discentes, acadêmicos e profissionais de Enfermagem. Este programa está contribuindo para a expansão e o fortalecimento da Enfermagem no Rio Grande do Sul, na medida em que seus egressos estão inseridos em instituições de ensino superior, em doutoramento ou, ainda, em instituições de saúde públicas e privadas. Abstract in spanish Estudio cuatitativo, descriptivo de registro, con base documental, cuyo objetivo es contar la trayectoria histórica del Programa de Postgrado en Enfermería (PPGENF) de la Universidad Federal de Santa María, de acuerdo a la escena nacional. Los datos fueron obtenidos a través de búsquedas en diferent [...] es sites de internet y en la secretaría del PPGENF. El programa fue creado en 2006 y en el primer trienio hubo una amplitud en el número de vacantes y candidatos, y la concentración de publicaciones fue en qualis B1 y A2. Fueron desarrolladas acciones tales como conversaciones, seminarios, jornadas y workshops direccionadas al mejoramiento del programa y consecuente integración de docentes/discentes, académico y profesionales de enfermería. Este programa contribuye a la expansión y al fortalecimiento de la enfermería en Rio Grande ya que sus egresados están insertados en instituciones de enseñanza superior, en doctoramiento o instituciones de salud pública y privada. Abstract in english A quantitative, descriptive, exploratory study based on documentation that aims to report the history of the Graduate Program in Nursing (PPGENF), Federal University of Santa Maria according to the national scenario. The data was collected through queries to different sites on the Internet and secre [...] tary of PPGENF. The program was created in 2006, and in the first triennium there has been an increase in the number of vacancies and candidates, and concentration of the publications was given in qualis B1 and A2. Actions have been developed such as discussions, seminars, conferences and workshops aimed at strengthening the program and subsequent integration of faculty/student, academic and professional nursing. This program is contributing to the expansion and strengthening of nursing in the Rio Grande as its egresses are inserted in institutions of higher education, or PhD in health care public and private.

Graciele Fernanda da Costa, Linch; Aline Cammarano, Ribeiro; Laura de Azevedo, Guido.

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Programa de pós-graduação em enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria: trajetória e resultados / Graduate program in nursing at the Federal University of Santa Maria: trajectory and results / Programa de postgrado en enfermería de la Universidad Federal de Santa María: trayectoria y resultados  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Estudo quantitativo, descritivo, exploratório, em base documental, tendo como objetivo relatar a história e trajetória do Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem (PPGENF) da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, de acordo com o panorama nacional. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de consultas a diferen [...] tes sites na internet e secretaria do PPGENF. O programa foi criado em 2006, sendo que, no primeiro triênio, houve uma ampliação no número de vagas e candidatos, e a concentração das publicações ocorreu nos Qualis B1 e A2. Foram desenvolvidas ações, como rodas de conversa, seminários, jornadas e workshops, direcionadas ao fortalecimento do programa para a integração de docentes/discentes, acadêmicos e profissionais de Enfermagem. Este programa está contribuindo para a expansão e o fortalecimento da Enfermagem no Rio Grande do Sul, na medida em que seus egressos estão inseridos em instituições de ensino superior, em doutoramento ou, ainda, em instituições de saúde públicas e privadas. Abstract in spanish Estudio cuatitativo, descriptivo de registro, con base documental, cuyo objetivo es contar la trayectoria histórica del Programa de Postgrado en Enfermería (PPGENF) de la Universidad Federal de Santa María, de acuerdo a la escena nacional. Los datos fueron obtenidos a través de búsquedas en diferent [...] es sites de internet y en la secretaría del PPGENF. El programa fue creado en 2006 y en el primer trienio hubo una amplitud en el número de vacantes y candidatos, y la concentración de publicaciones fue en qualis B1 y A2. Fueron desarrolladas acciones tales como conversaciones, seminarios, jornadas y workshops direccionadas al mejoramiento del programa y consecuente integración de docentes/discentes, académico y profesionales de enfermería. Este programa contribuye a la expansión y al fortalecimiento de la enfermería en Rio Grande ya que sus egresados están insertados en instituciones de enseñanza superior, en doctoramiento o instituciones de salud pública y privada. Abstract in english A quantitative, descriptive, exploratory study based on documentation that aims to report the history of the Graduate Program in Nursing (PPGENF), Federal University of Santa Maria according to the national scenario. The data was collected through queries to different sites on the Internet and secre [...] tary of PPGENF. The program was created in 2006, and in the first triennium there has been an increase in the number of vacancies and candidates, and concentration of the publications was given in qualis B1 and A2. Actions have been developed such as discussions, seminars, conferences and workshops aimed at strengthening the program and subsequent integration of faculty/student, academic and professional nursing. This program is contributing to the expansion and strengthening of nursing in the Rio Grande as its egresses are inserted in institutions of higher education, or PhD in health care public and private.

Graciele Fernanda da Costa, Linch; Aline Cammarano, Ribeiro; Laura de Azevedo, Guido.

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Opiniões de docentes e de coordenadores acerca do fenômeno da evasão discente dos cursos de graduação da Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) / The opinions of teachers and coordinators concerning the phenomenon of student desistence from courses at graduate at the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) / Opiniones de docentes y de coordinadores de cursos sobre el fenomeno de la deserción discente de los cursos de graduación de la Universidad Federal de Ceará (UFC)  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese O texto aborda o fenômeno da evasão discente em cursos de graduação da Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC, desde a perspectiva de docentes e de coordenadores. Após revisão da literatura e apresentação das investigações executadas por W. B. Andriola e colaboradores, são descritos dados obtidos com 5 [...] 2 docentes e 21 coordenadores de cursos de graduação da UFC. Os resultados atestam que a maioria dos coordenadores e dos docentes entrevistados tem opinião favorável ao resgate da função do professor orientador. Opinam também que cabe às coordenações fornecer informações pertinentes e relevantes a todos os potenciais candidatos aos cursos de graduação da UFC. Por fim, acrescentam que caberá ao gestor dar ênfase à melhoria da infra-estrutura física, com especial atenção às salas de aula e aos laboratórios. Abstract in spanish El texto aborda el fenómeno de la deserción discente de cursos de graduación de la Universidad Federal de Ceará (UFC), según la óptica de los docentes y de los coordinadores. Después de una breve revisión de la literatura y de la presentación de investigaciones llevadas a cabo por W. B. Andriola y c [...] olaboradores, son descriptos datos obtenidos con 52 docentes y 21 coordinadores de cursos de graduación de la UFC. Los resultados atestan que la mayoría de los coordinadores y de los docentes entrevistados tienen la opinión favorable al rescate de la función del profesor orientador. También creen que cabe a las coordinaciones fornecer informaciones pertinentes y relevantes a todos los potenciales candidatos a los cursos de graduación de la UFC. Finalmente, añaden que tocará al gestor dar relieve a la mejoría de la infraestructura física, con especial atención a las clases y a los laboratorios. Abstract in english This research studies the phenomenon of students desistence from courses at graduate level at the Federal University of Ceará - UFC, from the teachers and coordinators perspectives. Having made a revision of the literature available on the matter and the investigations carried out by W. B. Andriola [...] and his assistents, this text offers data from 52 teachers and 21 coordinators of courses at graduate level at the UFC. The results show that the majority of the coordinators and the teachers who were interviewed had a favorable opinion for the function of a teacher tutor. They were also of the opinion that the coordinators are responsible to offer relevant and pertinent information to all candidates for graduate courses at the UFC. Finally, they felt that it up to the administrator to improve the physical infra-structure with special attention to the classrooms and the laboratories.

Wagner Bandeira, Andriola; Cristiany Gomes, Andriola; Cristiane Pascoal, Moura.

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Análise do perfil dos egressos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina (Radiologia) da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro / Profile analysis of post-graduates in Medicine (Radiology) at the School of Medicine of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese OBJETIVO: Identificar o perfil dos alunos e as motivações que os levaram a cursar o Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina (Radiologia) da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, bem como avaliar a produção científica, quantitativa e qualitativamente. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foi [...] enviado questionário contendo perguntas abertas e fechadas a 183 ex-alunos. Responderam 148 egressos. Avaliaram-se expectativas, destino profissional e produção científica. RESULTADOS: O aprimoramento técnico-científico (39,08%) e a evolução na carreira docente (26,82%) foram os aspectos que mais motivaram os egressos a cursar a pós-graduação. As mudanças decorrentes da finalização do curso foram: melhor conhecimento técnico (33,33%) e maior confiança no desempenho de suas funções (17,83%). Verificou-se que 60,42% estão atuando em instituições de ensino superior e 39,58% não, e que 84,93% dos artigos científicos sobre os temas das teses/dissertações foram publicados. CONCLUSÃO: O curso tem cumprido os requisitos essenciais para a formação de pesquisadores e docentes. Identificou-se a necessidade de atuação mais efetiva dos docentes do programa e de modificações curriculares, inserindo-se uma disciplina dedicada à elaboração de trabalhos científicos. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To identify the students' profile and their motivation to attend the Course of Post-Graduation in Medicine (Radiology) at the School of Medicine of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, as well as to quantitative and qualitatively evaluate their scientific pr [...] oduction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire comprised of both open and closed questions was sent to 183 post-graduates, and 148 returned with answers. Expectations, professional destiny and scientific production were evaluated. RESULTS: Technical and scientific improvement (39.08%) and docent career progression (26.82%) were the primary motivating factors for students to attend the post-graduation course. The changes resulting from the conclusion of the course were: improvement of technical knowledge (33.33%) and higher confidence in their professional performance (17.83%). This survey has demonstrated that 60.42% of the respondents work in higher education institutions and 39.58% do not, and that 84.93% of the scientific papers about themes of theses/dissertations were published. CONCLUSION: The course has met the essential requirements for researchers and docents education. Also, the survey has demonstrated the necessity of a more effective performance of the program docents besides curricular changes with the introduction of a discipline dedicated to the preparation of scientific papers.

Dalila Maria de Meirelles, Barbosa; Bianca, Gutfilen; Emerson Leandro, Gasparetto; Hilton Augusto, Koch.

 
 
 
 
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Centro CIPE® do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem da UFPB Centro ICNP® del Programa de Post-Grado en Enfermería de la Universidad Federal de Paraíba, Brasil ICNP® Centre of the Federal University of Paraíba, Post-Graduate Program in Nursing  

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Full Text Available A Classificação Internacional para a Prática de Enfermagem - CIPE® é um programa oficial do Conselho Internacional de Enfermagem CIE. Em 2003, o CIE começou a desenvolver e testar a idéia de criação de Centros de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento da CIPE®, considerados elementos importantes para concentrar e disseminar novas idéias e discussões que promovam o avanço da CIPE®. Neste trabalho focalizamos o significado, possíveis formas de organização, vantagens e obrigações dos Centros de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento da CIPE®; e descrevemos o Centro CIPE® do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal da Paraíba, acreditado pelo CIE em julho de 2007.La Clasificación Internacional para la Práctica de Enfermería - ICNP® es un programa oficial del Consejo Internacional de Enfermeras - CIE. En 2003, el CIE empezó a desarrollar y probar la idea de creación de Centros de Investigación y Desarrollo de ICNP®, considerados elementos importantes para concentrar y diseminar nuevas ideas y discusiones que promovían el progreso de ICNP®. En este trabajo nosotros focalizamos el significado, posibles formas de organización, ventajas y obligaciones de los Centros de Investigación y Desarrollo de ICNP®; y describimos el Centro ICNP® del Programa de Postgrado en Enfermería de la Universidad Federal de Paraíba, acreditado por ICN en julio de 2007.The International Classification for Nursing Practice - ICNP® is an official program of the International Council of Nurses - ICN. In 2003, the ICN began to develop and to test the idea of creation of ICNP® Research and Development Centres, considered important elements to concentrate and disseminate new thinking and discussions that promote the advance of ICNP®. In this work we focus on the meaning, possible organization forms, advantages and obligations of the ICNP® Research and Development Centres; and describe the ICNP® Centre of the Post-Graduate Program in Nursing of the Federal University of Paraíba, accredited by ICN in July of 2007.

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Nutricionistas egressos da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina: áreas de atuação, distribuição geográfica, índices de pós-graduação e de filiação aos órgãos de classe / Nutrition graduates from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina: areas of performance, geographical distribution, indexes of postgraduate degree and of affiliation to class associations  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese OBJETIVO: Esta investigação teve como objetivo avaliar o perfil dos nutricionistas egressos da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, no período de 1983 a 2000, buscando identificar as áreas e cidades de atuação profissional e os índices de realização de Pós-Graduação, bem como observar a filiação [...] às entidades de classe. MÉTODOS: A metodologia consistiu na aplicação de um questionário auto-resposta, previamente testado, o qual foi remetido aos egressos via Correios, endereços eletrônicos e fax. Para análise dos dados, foi utilizado o programa Microsoft Access. RESULTADOS: As áreas de atuação que mais absorvem este recurso profissional são Alimentação Coletiva (28,9%), Nutrição Clínica (27,0%), Ensino (20,7%), Saúde Pública (12,6%) e Outras (10,8%). Evidencia-se que 51,4% dos nutricionistas atuam no município de Florianópolis, 8,1% em Balneário Camboriú e 8,1% em Blumenau. A maioria dos egressos está filiada aos Conselhos Regionais de Nutricionistas e um grande contingente (84,7%) ao Conselho Regional de Nutricionistas da segunda região, mas vinculam-se à Associação Catarinense de Nutrição apenas 27,5% dos egressos. CONCLUSÃO: Esta investigação vem confirmar a migração profissional entre as áreas de atuação do nutricionista prevista em estudos anteriores. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the profile of nutrition graduates from Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Brazil, in the period from 1983 to 2000, aiming to identify the areas and cities of professional performance and the indexes of accomplishment of postgradua [...] te degrees, as well as to observe the affiliation to the class associations. METHODS: The methodology consisted of the application of a self-answer questionnaire, previously tested, which was sent to the nutritionists through mail, electronic addresses and fax. For data analysis, the Microsoft Access program was used. RESULTS: The areas of performance that absorb most of this professional resource are Collective Feeding (28.9%), Clinical Nutrition (27.0%), Teaching (20.7%), Public Health (12.6%) and Others (10.8%). It was found that 51.4% of the nutritionists work in the city of Florianópolis, 8.1% in Balneário Camboriú and 8.1% in Blumenau. The great majority of graduates are associated with the Regional Council of Nutritionists and a great contingent (84.7%) with the Regional Council of Nutritionists of the second region, but only 27.5% of the nutritionists have joined the Santa Catarina Nutrition Association. CONCLUSION: This investigation confirmed the professional migration among the areas of performance foreseen in previous studies.

Emilaura, Alves; Camila Elizandra, Rossi; Francisco de Assis Guedes de, Vasconcelos.

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Systematizing studies in the area of language teacher education at the English Graduate Program at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Sistematização de estudos na área de formação de professores de línguas no Programa de Pós-Graudação em Inglês da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina  

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Full Text Available This study aims to show the results of a systematization of studies in the area of English Language Teacher Education carried out at the English Graduate Program at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Fifty-one studies were systematized and five research foci identified. Thirteen published studies of two foci of research were analyzed. Two themes were identified permeating the studies: (1 teachers' beliefs and the contexts of teaching-learning as important mechanisms to shape teachers' pedagogical practices and to determine learning outcomes; and (2 contexts of learning to teach as appropriate and important places for teachers' reflection on their beliefs and knowledge of practice. Most analyzed studies suggest that opening room for reflection in (continuing teacher education programs may provoke changes in teachers' pedagogical practice.Este artigo visa socializar os resultados de uma sistematização de estudos conduzidos no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Inglês da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina na área de formação de professores de inglês. Cinqüenta e um estudos foram sistematizados e categorizados em cinco tópicos de pesquisa. Treze estudos de dois tópicos de pesquisa foram selecionados para uma análise detalhada de seus resultados. Dois temas foram identificados permeando os estudos analisados: (1 as crenças e os contextos de ensino-aprendizagem como mecanismos importantes para dar forma à prática pedagógica dos professores e para determinar os resultados de aprendizagem dos alunos; e (2 os contextos de formação de professores como lugares importantes e apropriados para a reflexão sobre as crenças e o conhecimento da prática pedagógica dos professores. A maioria dos estudos analisados sugere que abrir espaço para reflexão em programas de formação (contínua de professores pode provocar mudanças na prática pedagógica do professor.

Saionara Greggio

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76 FR 5811 - Adjusted Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Rate for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year...  

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...from decreasing due to a lower unemployment rate from the calendar quarter ending...each qualifying state with an unemployment rate that has increased at a rate...by which the average monthly unemployment rate for the state in the most...

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76 FR 32204 - Adjusted Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Rates for the Second and Third Quarters of...  

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Graduate Student and Faculty Perspectives about Graduate School.  

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Investigates how clinical psychology graduate students and faculty at nine universities perceive the student role and student control over the academic environment. Despite high correlation between student and faculty attitudes toward student characteristics needed for success, students rated stress management significantly higher. Suggests that…

Descutner, Carol J.; Thelen, Mark H.

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A trajetória da produção científica do Curso de Especialização em Gerenciamento de Serviços de Enfermagem da UNIFESP / Scientific production trajectory of the São Paulo Federal University Post-Graduate Program in Nursing Services Management / La trayectoria de la producción cientifica del Programa de Post Grado en Gerenciamento de Servicios de Enfermería de la Universidad Federal de São Paulo  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Este artigo descreve a trajetória da produção científica do Curso de Gerenciamento de Serviços de Enfermagem da UNIFESP a partir da análise das monografias produzidas pelos alunos nos dez anos de existência do curso. Com o objetivo de Identificar temas e objetivos e desenhar linhas de pesquisa a que [...] corresponderam esses trabalhos, 113 monografias foram estudadas. A apuração de freqüência simples e relativa das variáveis estudadas e a classificação da temática segundo referencial teórico sobre o assunto indicou que, no início, os estudos não se atinham à área de abrangência do curso, mas paulatinamente foram se orientando para esta, com destaque para " Recursos Humanos" , o que se acelerou com a criação de grupo de pesquisa focado na sub-especialidade " Gerenciamento em Enfermagem" . Abstract in spanish Este artículo describe la trayectoria de la producción científica del curso de Administración de Servicios de Enfermería de la UNIFESP a partir del análisis de las monografías producidas por los alumnos en los diez años de existencia del curso. Con el objetivo de identificar los temas y objetivos y [...] delinear líneas de pesquisa referentes a esos trabajos, 113 monografías fueron estudiadas. La apuración de frecuencia simple y relativa de las variables estudiadas y la clasificación de temática según el referencial teórico sobre el asunto indicó que, al inicio, los estudios no se restringieron al área de abarcamiento del curso pero paulatinamente, fueron se orientando hacia esta, con destaque para " Recursos Humanos" , lo que se aceleró con la institución del grupo de pesquisa con foco en la subespecialidad " Administración en Enfermería" . Abstract in english This article describes the scientific production trajectory of the Post-Graduate Program in Nursing Services Mangement at São Paulo Federal University based on the analysis of monographies produced by the students over the last 10 years. The study aimed at identifying subjects and objectives and to [...] delineate research lines of these studies, 113 monographs were analyzed. The verification of the simple and relative frequency of the studied variables and the thematic classification according to the theoretical referential on this subject showed that at the beginning the studies did not considered the area of course extent but gradually they began to reach it with emphasis in " Human Resources" , which was accelerated with the establishment of a research group with the focus in the sub-specialty " nursing management" .

Camila Kelly Gomes de, Lima; Maria Cristina, Sanna.

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A trajetória da produção científica do Curso de Especialização em Gerenciamento de Serviços de Enfermagem da UNIFESP La trayectoria de la producción cientifica del Programa de Post Grado en Gerenciamento de Servicios de Enfermería de la Universidad Federal de São Paulo Scientific production trajectory of the São Paulo Federal University Post-Graduate Program in Nursing Services Management  

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Full Text Available Este artigo descreve a trajetória da produção científica do Curso de Gerenciamento de Serviços de Enfermagem da UNIFESP a partir da análise das monografias produzidas pelos alunos nos dez anos de existência do curso. Com o objetivo de Identificar temas e objetivos e desenhar linhas de pesquisa a que corresponderam esses trabalhos, 113 monografias foram estudadas. A apuração de freqüência simples e relativa das variáveis estudadas e a classificação da temática segundo referencial teórico sobre o assunto indicou que, no início, os estudos não se atinham à área de abrangência do curso, mas paulatinamente foram se orientando para esta, com destaque para " Recursos Humanos" , o que se acelerou com a criação de grupo de pesquisa focado na sub-especialidade " Gerenciamento em Enfermagem" .Este artículo describe la trayectoria de la producción científica del curso de Administración de Servicios de Enfermería de la UNIFESP a partir del análisis de las monografías producidas por los alumnos en los diez años de existencia del curso. Con el objetivo de identificar los temas y objetivos y delinear líneas de pesquisa referentes a esos trabajos, 113 monografías fueron estudiadas. La apuración de frecuencia simple y relativa de las variables estudiadas y la clasificación de temática según el referencial teórico sobre el asunto indicó que, al inicio, los estudios no se restringieron al área de abarcamiento del curso pero paulatinamente, fueron se orientando hacia esta, con destaque para " Recursos Humanos" , lo que se aceleró con la institución del grupo de pesquisa con foco en la subespecialidad " Administración en Enfermería" .This article describes the scientific production trajectory of the Post-Graduate Program in Nursing Services Mangement at São Paulo Federal University based on the analysis of monographies produced by the students over the last 10 years. The study aimed at identifying subjects and objectives and to delineate research lines of these studies, 113 monographs were analyzed. The verification of the simple and relative frequency of the studied variables and the thematic classification according to the theoretical referential on this subject showed that at the beginning the studies did not considered the area of course extent but gradually they began to reach it with emphasis in " Human Resources" , which was accelerated with the establishment of a research group with the focus in the sub-specialty " nursing management" .

Camila Kelly Gomes de Lima

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Strategy Precedes Operational Effectiveness: Aligning High Graduation Rankings with Competitive Graduation Grade Point Averages  

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Two pivotal and interconnected claims are addressed in this article. First, strategy precedes program effectiveness. Second, graduation rates and rankings are insufficient in any account of academic progress for African American students. In this article, graduation is regarded as the floor and not the ceiling, as it were. The ideal situation in…

Apprey, Maurice; Bassett, Kimberley C.; Preston-Grimes, Patrice; Lewis, Dion W.; Wood, Beverly

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78 FR 30784 - Removal of References to Credit Ratings in Certain Regulations Governing the Federal Home Loan Banks  

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Transition within a graduate nurse residency program.  

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As evidence of the effectiveness of these programs grows, nurse leaders feel the pressure to establish high-quality, yet cost-effective graduate nurse transition programs. In 2009, the authors developed an innovative program by incorporating transition theory, research results, stakeholder involvement, and the recommendations of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The graduate nurse residency program yielded positive outcomes, including stakeholder satisfaction and high retention rates. PMID:23061408

Varner, Kendra D; Leeds, Ruth A

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Assessing the competency of University of Malaya dental graduates: employers' and graduates' perceptions.  

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A survey was conducted to assess competencies of dental graduates of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, as perceived by the graduates and their employers, based on the five-year undergraduate curriculum introduced in 1995. All senior dental officers in the Ministry of Health (MOH), representing employers, and all 164 dental graduates of the years 2000, 2001, and 2002 were sent a self-administered questionnaire covering eight areas of competency. The respondents had to rate these areas on a scale of 1 (very poor) to 4 (very good). The responses for each area were then dichotomized into poor (1 and 2) and good (3 and 4). If less than 60 percent of the respondents rated an area as good, then it was categorized as needing attention; 60-69 percent as satisfactory; and 70 percent and above as excellent. One hundred and six graduates (64.6 percent) and twenty-nine employers (96.7 percent) responded; of the graduates, 73.6 percent were working in the MOH and 22.6 percent in private practice. About 57.1 percent of employers reported that at least five graduates have worked under them. Graduates (85.7 percent) and employers (83.3 percent) agreed that graduates have excellent skills in communication. Although all graduates perceived their competency to be excellent in the four areas (treatment planning; community-based skills; management, administrative skills, and personal management; and professional development skills), employers felt that these are the areas that are of concern and needed attention. In conclusion, whilst generally the graduates' level of competency in almost all areas is acceptable or good, there are areas of concern that need to be addressed to further improve the five-year curriculum at the University of Malaya. PMID:18316541

Razak, Ishak A; Latifah, Raja R J; Jaafar, Nasruddin; Abu Hassan, M I; Ab Murat, Norintan

2008-03-01

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Labour market outcomes of public health graduates: evidence from Australia.  

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Little information is available on the public health workforce. This study contributes to the gap in the literature and examines the demographic characteristics, career destinations and earnings of Masters in Public Health (MPH) graduates in Australia, using data from the 1999-2009 waves of the Graduate Destination Survey. It was found that public health graduates had a high amount of female representation and very low proportions of indigenous representation. Public health graduates experienced a relatively low unemployment rate and 85% were employed within 120 days of graduation. However, close to half of the graduates did not work in the health industry or in health-related roles. The mean salaries of public health graduates working in public health roles were relatively low compared to those in other occupations, but they had a range comparable to that observed for public health professionals in the USA and were higher than those of other Masters graduates in some other health fields. The results indicate strong demand and positive employment prospects for public health graduates in Australia. Strategies to target recruitment and/or retention of female or indigenous graduates in the public health workforce should be a priority. Mapping of public health graduate destinations and employment prospects should might be prioritised, given its strong potential to facilitate workforce planning and provide potential public health workers with more comprehensive career trajectories. PMID:23782503

Li, Ian W; Awofeso, Niyi

2014-09-01

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External phenome analysis enables a rational federated query strategy to detect changing rates of treatment-related complications associated with multiple myeloma.  

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Electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly useful for health services research. For relatively uncommon conditions, such as multiple myeloma (MM) and its treatment-related complications, a combination of multiple EHR sources is essential for such research. The Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE) enables queries for aggregate results across participating institutions. Development of a rational search strategy in SHRINE may be augmented through analysis of pre-existing databases. We developed a SHRINE query for likely non-infectious treatment-related complications of MM, based upon an analysis of the Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care (MIMIC II) database. Using this query strategy, we found that the rate of likely treatment-related complications significantly increased from 2001 to 2007, by an average of 6% a year (p=0.01), across the participating SHRINE institutions. This finding is in keeping with increasingly aggressive strategies in the treatment of MM. This proof of concept demonstrates that a staged approach to federated queries, using external EHR data, can yield potentially clinically meaningful results. PMID:23515788

Warner, Jeremy L; Alterovitz, Gil; Bodio, Kelly; Joyce, Robin M

2013-01-01

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Entrepreneurship of dietetic program graduates.  

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Successful dietetic program graduates must have an entrepreneurial mindset and skills to respond to environmental changes and consumer trends. The purpose of this study was to determine current or intended entrepreneurship by graduates of a Dietitians of Canada accredited university program, as influenced by self-efficacy stemming from entrepreneurial experiences in education or early career, as well as by internal and external factors. This study employed an exploratory descriptive methodology with a questionnaire mailed to a discrete sample. Ninety graduates completed and returned the questionnaire for a response rate of 55%. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, two-way table analysis, the chi-square test for independence, and Fisher's exact test. Significant relationships were found between self-efficacy scores and entrepreneurial action, specific entrepreneurial experiences and entrepreneurial intent and action, dietetic internship and intent, and belief in the importance of business skills and intent. Those with entrepreneurial intent and/or action identified creativity, dietetic education/internship, persistence, business skills, and family/friend support as helping factors. These results suggest that undergraduate, internship, and continuing education programs for dietitians should incorporate activities that develop entrepreneurial skills and contribute toward an entrepreneurial mindset. PMID:15596035

Mann, Linda L; Blum, Ilya

2004-01-01

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Meet Your Graduates.  

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Presents five vocational graduates who have become successful entrepreneurs. Their businesses include an ice cream parlor, an investment service, a dog grooming business, microcomputer program manufacturing, and high-fashion clothing and cosmetics for problem skin. (JOW)

Kramer, Karen L.

1989-01-01

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The Siemens graduate program  

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Siemens is an international company acting in different domains: power generation, communication and information, traffic, health, etc. To be more flexible and active in a world in constant evolution, the company proposes a graduate program where young people with a special background have the possibility to start an international career in all the domains of activity. This graduate program is especially important in the domain of nuclear energy, where the know-how transfer between the previous generation and the new one is a constant point of interest. This article presents the conditions to be accepted in this graduate program, and the supplementary training supporting this program. The Siemens graduate program (Sg) proposes a global concept with a main emphasis being international. (authors)

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Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers  

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This is a report that suggests a broader scope of education for graduate students in science and engineering based on the increasing diversity of career choices. The lack of information available regarding employment rates makes it difficult for current students to make well informed choices regarding their career. This report suggests methods for better education and guidance for graduate students.

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The Impact of Business Cycle Fluctuations on Graduate School Enrollment  

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This paper adds to the understanding of student decisions about graduate school attendance by studying the magnitude of the effect of business cycle fluctuations on enrollment. I use data on graduate school enrollment from the Current Population Survey and statewide variation in unemployment rates across time to proxy for changes in business cycle…

Johnson, Matthew T.

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Career choices on graduation--a study of recent graduates from University College Cork.  

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INTRODUCTION: Irish dental graduates are eligible to enter general dental practice immediately after qualification. Unlike their United Kingdom counterparts, there is no requirement to undertake vocational training (VT) or any pre-registration training. VT is a mandatory 12-month period for all UK dental graduates who wish to work within the National Health Service. It provides structured, supervised experience in training practices and through organised study days. AIMS: This study aimed to profile the career choices made by recent dental graduates from UCC. It aimed to record the uptake of VT and associate posts, and where the graduates gained employment. METHODOLOGY: A self-completion questionnaire was developed and circulated electronically to recent graduates from UCC. An existing database of email addresses was used and responses were returned by post or by email. A copy of the questionnaire used is included as Appendix 1. RESULTS: Questionnaires were distributed over an eight-week period and 142 were returned, giving a response rate of 68.90%. Responses were gathered from those who graduated between 2001 and 2007; however, the majority came from more recent classes. Overall, the majority of graduates took up associate positions after qualification (71.8%) with smaller numbers undertaking VT (28.2%). Increasing numbers have entered VT in recent years, including 54.3% from the class of 2007. Overall, the majority of graduates initially took up positions in England (43%); however, in recent times more have been employed in Scotland. Subsequent work profiles of the graduates illustrate that the majority are now working as associates in general practice (51.4%) and in Ireland (54.2%). CONCLUSIONS: There has been an increase in the proportion of UCC graduates undertaking VT. Graduates tended to move away from Ireland initially to gain employment. There has been a shift away from employment in England towards Scotland where the majority of new UCC graduates are now initially employed. The majority of graduates returned to Ireland for employment after the initial move away.

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Attitudes of graduates on the labour market (on the example of graduates of economics from zachodniopomorskie region  

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Full Text Available In the context of growing unemployment rate among tertiary graduates, as well as competition on the education and labour market, proper preparation of graduates to function on the labour market is becoming more and more important. Attitudes, including expectations towards work, play a very important role as well. This article attempts at gaining knowledge of professional activity of tertiary graduates, becoming familiar with current problems connected with a transition from education to the labour market and studying a career path from graduation to the moment of carrying out the study.

Sylwia Go??b

2011-01-01

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Russian Federation  

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ician, etc., and can choose between two options: either continuing with their education to the PhD level, or getting a job at one of the nuclear industrial sites, research institutions, or other nuclear associated organizations. Once employed, they regularly go through updating and upgrading courses (according to the requirement of national regulatory bodies) and/or if necessary through retraining programmes. Recently, a two-step university education (4-year Bachelor of Science Degree Programme - step 1, and a 2-year Master of Science Degree Programme - step 2, has been introduced in RF. A characteristic feature of the new system is that currently it includes the elements of the traditional and the new one, e.g. a specialist having either BSc or engineer's diploma is eligible for being enrolled into MSc programme. But BSc graduates cannot be enrolled to the post graduate courses while engineers and MSc graduates can; with an MSc graduate having some privileges in competing when entering full-time post-graduate courses. Hence, the two educational schemes simultaneously existing are a unique experience whose lessons are to be learnt

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Graduate Quantum Mechanics Reform  

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We address four main areas in which graduate quantum mechanics education can be improved: course content, textbook, teaching methods, and assessment tools. We report on a three year longitudinal study at the Colorado School of Mines using innovations in all these areas. In particular, we have modified the content of the course to reflect progress in the field of quantum mechanics over the last 50 years, used textbooks that include such content, incorporated a variety of teaching techniques based on physics education research, and used a variety of assessment tools to study the effectiveness of these reforms. We present a new assessment tool, the Graduate Quantum Mechanics Conceptual Survey, and further testing of a previously developed assessment tool, the Quantum Mechanics Conceptual Survey. We find that graduate students respond well to research-based techniques that have been tested mainly in introductory courses, and that they learn much of the new content introduced in each version of the course. We also find that students' ability to answer conceptual questions about graduate quantum mechanics is highly correlated with their ability to solve calculational problems on the same topics. In contrast, we find that students' understanding of basic undergraduate quantum mechanics concepts at the modern physics level is not improved by instruction at the graduate level.

Carr, Lincoln D.; Mckagan, Sam B.

2009-05-06

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The Employability Of Graduates In Competitive Organisations  

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Full Text Available This paper attempts to clarify the employability construct as it relates to competitive organisation. The major purpose of the paper is in promoting awareness of the need for curriculum reform directed at improving employability of graduates. Unemployment of graduates or underemployment of university graduates is a gross waste that no nation can afford. Past studies have focused in identifying the reasons for the large unemployment of graduates. Jobstreet, a Malaysian employment agency conducted a survey of human resource personnel and bosses in 2005, and they reported that the major reasons for unemployment in Malaysia were: · Weak English - 56% · Bad Social Etiquette - 36% · Demand too much pay - 32% · Degrees not relevant - 30% · Fresh graduates too choosy - 23% · No vacancies - 14% In Nigeria, Tim Akano, Chief Executive Officer of New Horizon Training Institute, told BusinessDay, an interview in Lagos, that the high rate of unemployment was because of the lack of appropriate skilled manpower to fill job vacancies. He said there are people changing jobs almost every four months whereas others have been looking for jobs since the last five years. He reasoned that this was so because of the type of skills they have. He pointed out that there was a mismatch between what tertiary institutions produce and what employers need. Even in UK, it has been reported that there are mismatchs between what industry needs and what graduates are qualified in. One - in - 12 graduates from courses, including fine arts, drama, dance and music were not in work or further study six months after leaving university (Graeme Paton, Education Editor -3rd July 2008. The curriculum reform recommendations of the paper are based on the experiments of R.E.Boyatizis and his aasociates in the Weatherhead School of Management (WSOM at Case western Reserve University (l980 and the Princples of Andragogy defined by Knowles (1986.

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2009-08-01

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Fiscal Federalism  

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Full Text Available The central budget of a country collects only a fraction of the total fiscal revenues and executes only o fraction of the national public expenditures, the rest of the revenues and expenditures becoming the responsability of subnational governments. The economist Charles Tiebout developed a theoretical model which although makes an imperfect description of the reality, shows that people’s mobility is being influenced by tax rates and the amount of state/local expenditures. Thus, he suggests that the degree of responsibility that can be appointed to the local budgets should subscribe to the tax – benefits ratio, the extend of the positive externalities and the scale economies of public goods. Also, the issue of revenues distribution among communities is being raised, being identified three kinds of grants used by the public authorities: matching grants, block grants and conditional block grants. In the concept of fiscal federalism there can be found a limited analogy between national public finance theory and international public finance theory, with the international taxation as the pivotal element.

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2007-06-01

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The Siemens graduate program  

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SIEMENS is an international company acting in various domains: power generation, communication and information, traffic, health...etc. To increase flexibility and activity in a world in constant evolution, the company proposes a graduate program where young people with a special background have the possibility to start an international career in one of the different business areas. This graduate program is also very important in the domain of nuclear energy, where the know-how transfer between the previous generation and the new one is a constant point of interest. (author)

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Graduate Deans and Graduate Education: A National Study.  

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The responsibility for graduate education and the power and authority structure among graduate deans, college or school deans, departments, and faculty were studied using a sample of 338 schools. Attention was directed to the following concerns: institutional characteristics that are related to the organization and administration of graduate

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Graduates’ Voices on Principal Preparation  

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This study describes one university’s results of graduates’ perceptions of principal preparation and its nature and significance related to the three domains of community, instructional and administrative leadership of a certification examination. Using frequency response rates, the results indicated that in all three domains the leadership preparation program received low satisfaction ratings in the strongly agree category and high percentages in the disagree category of satisfaction. Cross tabulation with the demographic variables indicated a weak or no relationship to the responses of the individual survey items. The findings were used as a component of the process in redesigning a university’s leadership preparation program.

 

Rosalinda Hernandez

2012-09-01

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Gender issues in graduate science success  

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Investigators have developed various explanations for the under-representation of women in science. While some feminist scholars postulate that the Western practices of scientific inquiry make their pursuit by females unattractive, others have investigated various aspects of the education process and their influence in students' interest in science. Research indicates that women continue to drop out of science even after choosing a science major. This trend continues in graduate school. However, few researchers have tried to examine, in a comprehensive manner, the various factors that may contribute to student attrition, particularly female, from graduate science programs. The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of graduate students on their work environment in two science departments. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies were used to determine gender and departmental differences in students' perspectives in four areas: (1) the nature of science, (2) students' relationships with their colleagues, (3) students' relationships with their advisors, and (4) students' perceptions of the overall environment in their departments. Results of the study include: (a) female and male students entered graduate school with comparable levels of self-confidence and undergraduate GPAs; (b) female and male students maintained comparable GPAs during their stay in the program and spent equal number of hours doing research in their laboratories; (c) while in graduate school female students experienced a significantly greater decrease in self-confidence than their male colleagues; (d) the attrition rate among female students was significantly greater than among their male counterparts; (e) in general, female students perceived their working environment more negatively than their male colleagues; and (f) the science department with the highest overall graduate student attrition rate (36% vs. 22%) also had a smaller percentage of female students (30% vs. 43%) and female faculty (0% vs. 19%), and was seen by female students, but not by male students or by faculty, as a less supportive environment.

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Graduate Grading Systems.  

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A questionnaire on grading systems was sent to the 287 members of the Council of Graduate Schools. Of the 240 responses, 127 indicated that they used systems other than the A-F traditional system, either in part or in toto. Other systems used include pass/fail, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, pass/no credit, and some variations of the A-F traditional…

Benson, Winston W.

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Funds Fuel Graduation Initiatives  

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In the first wave of funding under a revitalized high school graduation initiative, the U.S. Department of Education is betting nearly $50 million that it can help states and school districts find better ways to hang onto students who might drop out and bring back those who have disappeared without diplomas. Twenty-nine states and districts won…

Gewertz, Catherine

2010-01-01

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Higher Education and Graduate Recruitment.  

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

Eason, Sandra H.

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Electives in Graduate Medical Education  

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Modern curricula have both compulsory portions and electives or portions chosen by students. Electives have been a part of graduate and postgraduate general higher education. Electives are included in various standards for graduate medical education and are also included in proposed Medical Council of India Regulations on Graduate Medical…

Kumar, Santosh; Zayapragassarazan, Z.

2013-01-01

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42 CFR 431.865 - Disallowance of Federal financial participation for erroneous State payments (for annual...  

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...Quality Control Federal Financial Participation § 431...Disallowance of Federal financial participation for erroneous...for disallowing Federal financial participation (FFP...error rate means the ratio of erroneous...

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"I Wish for More Than I Ever Get": Employers’ Perspectives on Employability Attributes of Architecture Graduates  

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Full Text Available This research considers graduate recruitment for architecture graduates. Employers in small, medium and large Australian firms, from the private and public sector were surveyed about their graduate hiring practices. Through distilling the discipline specific Graduate Attributes for all Australian Architecture Schools’ Architecture Programs, and generic Graduate Attributes for their Universities, the researcher compiled a questionnaire which was administered to prospective employers of architecture graduates. The results reveal that the possession of technical knowledge is more highly rated as a Graduate Attribute in recruitment than the possession of design knowledge/skills, and that the possession of Computer Aided Design (CAD representation skills is more important to graduate recruiters of all firm sizes than either technical or design knowledge and skills. The research further revealed that the presentation of a portfolio is a key recruitment tool for employers, and that the demonstration of team work is a highly valued generic attribute for employers.

Susan J. Shannon

2012-10-01

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The role of gender in MPH graduates' salaries.  

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Several studies have demonstrated that workforce roles and salaries differ substantially between men and women in administrative positions within the health care industry. Recent studies of graduates with masters of business administration (MBA) and masters of health administration (MHA) degrees have indicated that women tend to experience lower salaries, given like responsibilities. However, the impact of gender on salary has been less studied among masters of public health (MPH) graduates in the health care field. Our objective was to assess the impact of gender on salary among MPH degree graduates. Using a cross-sectional survey of all graduates from the MPH program at Yale University between 1991-1997 (n = 201, response rate = 51%), we ascertained graduates' reported salary in the first job post-graduation and reported salary in their current position. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were used to assess the unadjusted and adjusted associations between gender and salary. Salaries in both the first job post-graduation and in the current job differed significantly by gender, with women earning less than men (p-values < .05). Moreover, these differences persisted after controlling for a set of human capital measures including pre-MPH work experience, age at graduation, years since graduation, area of specialization within the MPH degree, and type of work site (governmental or nonprofit versus for-profit). Unlike studies of MBA and MHA graduates, however, this study did not find evidence that the gender-related salary gap widened as the years since graduation increased, although the sample size did not allow comprehensive testing of this trend. PMID:11211353

Bradley, E H; White, W; Anderson, E; Mattocks, K; Pistell, A

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Professores e Gestores: análise do perfil das Competências Gerenciais dos coordenadores de pós-graduação das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (IFES do RS [Lecturers and Managers: an analysis of the profile of managerial competencies of the post-graduation coordinators of Federal Institutions of Higher Education (IEFS in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil  

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Full Text Available A área educacional universitária tem buscado maior profissionalização de seus cargos administrativos a partir da necessidade de conciliar a gestão administrativa, pedagógica, acadêmica e científica. Dessa forma, o presente estudo tem como objetivo verificar o perfil de Competências Gerenciais dos coordenadores dos Programas de Pós-Graduação das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (IFES do Rio Grande do Sul, identificando se os mesmos possuem características que de acordo com a teoria são as consideradas ideais para administrar as atribuições do cargo que deverão desempenhar. Para tal, foi utilizado o modelo teórico de Gary Yukl, publicado em 1998. Esse modelo divide o perfil de Competências Gerenciais entre administrar tarefas e administrar relações. Foi construído um questionário com base na referida teoria. Esse questionário foi validado por meio de uma análise fatorial exploratória. O total de cursos de pós-graduação no Rio Grande do Sul, nas modalidades lato sensu e stricto sensu, foi pesquisado. O questionário foi enviado para 261 coordenadores, obtendo um retorno de 163 questionários, sendo 161 considerados válidos para a análise. As análises estatísticas da relação entre a área de conhecimento e o perfil de Competência Gerencial demonstraram que as áreas com características mais racionais e “científicas” estão mais relacionadas aos construtos que direcionam para administração do trabalho e/ou execução de tarefas. Enquanto que as áreas com características mais subjetivas, como as Humanas, apresentam uma relação mais forte com os construtos sobre administrar relações interpessoais. Já os testes sobre a relação entre as universidades e o perfil de competências identificaram características específicas entre administração de relações ou administração do trabalho. --- Lecturers and Managers: an analysis of the profile of managerial competencies of the post-graduation coordinators of Federal Institutions of Higher Education (IEFS in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil --- Abstract --- The university education area has sought a greater professionalization of the administrative positions from the need to reconcile the administrative, educational, academic and scientific management. Thus, this study has the purpose of checking the management skills of the coordinators which are in the Program of Post-Graduate at Federal Institutions (IFES in Portuguese in Rio Grande do Sul, identifying whether they have characteristics that according to the theory considered ideals for the position they should play. For this, we used the theoretical model of Gary Yukl, published in 1998. This model divides the profile of managerial skills into managing tasks and manages relationships. A questionnaire was constructed based on the theory referred and it was validated through an exploratory factor analysis. We examined the total number of postgraduate courses in Rio Grande do Sul. The questionnaire was send to 261 coordinators, obtaining the response of 163, being just 161 considerate valid to analysis. The statistical analysis between the area of knowledge and managerial competence profile demonstrated that the areas with a more rational expertise are more related to the constructs that lead to labor management and/ or performing tasks. While areas with more subjective characteristics, such as Humanities, showed the strongest relationship with the constructs of interpersonal relations. But the tests on the relationship between universities and the profile of skills identified specific characteristics between relationship management and administration work.

Breno Augusto Diniz Pereira

2011-06-01

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Entrepreneurship among university graduates  

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The aim of the paper is to shed light upon entrepreneurship among university graduates. We are interested in differences across educational areas and among universities regarding entrepreneurial selection and performance. The paper differs from similar studies in two respects. In order to broaden the common definitions used to measure entrepreneurship we suggest a typology making it possible to differentiate between various types of entrepreneurs. Secondly, we differentiate between both level...

Daghbashyan, Zara; Ha?rsman, Bjo?rn

2010-01-01

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Federal Student aid Handbook, 2002-2003. Volume 6: Federal Work-Study.  

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The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program allows undergraduate and graduate students to work part-time to help pay for the cost of their education. Schools must use 75% of their FSW Program funds to compensate students employed in community service jobs. This volume describes the ways schools are required to use money from FSW program funds to…

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High energy physicists and graduate students. 1985 Census  

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An alphabetical listing is given of high energy physicists and graduate students, providing the person's name, rank, and institution. Another listing gives the faculty (or permanent staff) and graduate students for each institution, listing for each person the date of birth, year and institution of highest degree, the rank and institutional affiliation with starting dates, up to three items selected from a list of research specialties, and their sources of federal support. For the graduate students, there is also indicated an estimated date for their degree. Where appropriate, a person may be listed at more than one institution. Except as noted, the information is intended to indicate the situation as of January 1, 1985

 
 
 
 
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Medicare program: changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and CY 2008 payment rates, the ambulatory surgical center payment system and CY 2008 payment rates, the hospital inpatient prospective payment system and FY 2008 payment rates; and payments for graduate medical education for affiliated teaching hospitals in certain emergency situations Medicare and Medicaid programs: hospital conditions of participation; necessary provider designations of critical access hospitals. Interim and final rule with comment period.  

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This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with this system. We describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare hospital outpatient services paid under the prospective payment system. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1, 2008. In addition, the rule sets forth the applicable relative payment weights and amounts for services furnished in ASCs, specific HCPCS codes to which the final policies of the ASC payment system apply, and other pertinent rate setting information for the CY 2008 ASC payment system. Furthermore, this final rule with comment period will make changes to the policies relating to the necessary provider designations of critical access hospitals and changes to several of the current conditions of participation requirements. The attached document also incorporates the changes to the FY 2008 hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) payment rates made as a result of the enactment of the TMA, Abstinence Education, and QI Programs Extension Act of 2007, Public Law 110-90. In addition, we are changing the provisions in our previously issued FY 2008 IPPS final rule and are establishing a new policy, retroactive to October 1, 2007, of not applying the documentation and coding adjustment to the FY 2008 hospital-specific rates for Medicare-dependent, small rural hospitals (MDHs) and sole community hospitals (SCHs). In the interim final rule with comment period in this document, we are modifying our regulations relating to graduate medical education (GME) payments made to teaching hospitals that have Medicare affiliation agreements for certain emergency situations. PMID:18044033

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Professores e gestores: análise do perfil das competÊncias gerenciais dos coordenadores de pós-graduação das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (IFES) do RS, Brasil / Lecturers and managers: an analysis of the profile of managerial competencies of the post-graduation coordinators of Federal Institutions of Higher Education (IEFS) in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese A área educacional universitária tem buscado maior profissionalização de seus cargos administrativos a partir da necessidade de conciliar a gestão administrativa, pedagógica, acadêmica e científica. Dessa forma, o presente estudo tem como objetivo verificar o perfil de Competências Gerenciais dos co [...] ordenadores dos Programas de Pós-Graduação das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (IFES) do Rio Grande do Sul. Para tal, foi utilizado o modelo teórico de Gary Yukl, publicado em 1998, que divide o perfil de Competências Gerenciais entre administrar tarefas e administrar relações. Foi construído um questionário com base na referida teoria, e validado por meio de uma análise fatorial exploratória. O questionário foi enviado para 261 coordenadores, obtendo um retorno de 161 considerados válidos para a análise. As análises estatísticas demonstraram que as áreas com características mais racionais e "científicas" estão mais relacionadas aos construtos que direcionam para administração do trabalho e/ou execução de tarefas, enquanto que as áreas com características mais subjetivas, apresentam uma relação mais forte com os construtos sobre administrar relações interpessoais. Já os testes sobre a relação entre as universidades e o perfil de competências identificaram características específicas entre administração de relações ou administração do trabalho. Abstract in english University education has sought greater professionalization of the administrative positions given the need to reconcile administrative, educational, academic and scientifi c management. Thus, this study aims to identify the management skills of the coordinators who lead Programs of Post-Graduation a [...] t Federal Institutions (IFES in Portuguese) in Rio Grande do Sul. We identify whether they have the characteristics that in theory are considered ideal for the position they play. For this, we used the theoretical model of Gary Yukl (1998). This model divides the profile of managerial skills into managing tasks and relationships. A questionnaire was constructed based on this theory and it was validated through exploratory factor analysis. We examined the total number of postgraduate courses in Rio Grande do Sul. The questionnaire was send to 261 coordinators, obtaining 163 responses, just 161of which were considered valid for analysis. The statistical analysis between the area of knowledge and managerial competence profile demonstrated that the areas with a more rational expertise are more related to the constructs that lead to labor management and/ or performing tasks. While areas with more subjective characteristics, such as Humanities, showed the strongest relationship with the constructs of interpersonal relations. However, the tests about the relationship between universities and the profile of skills identifi ed specific characteristics between relationship management and administration work.

Carolina Freddo, Fleck; Breno Augusto Diniz, Pereira.

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Professores e gestores: análise do perfil das competÊncias gerenciais dos coordenadores de pós-graduação das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (IFES) do RS, Brasil / Lecturers and managers: an analysis of the profile of managerial competencies of the post-graduation coordinators of Federal Institutions of Higher Education (IEFS) in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese A área educacional universitária tem buscado maior profissionalização de seus cargos administrativos a partir da necessidade de conciliar a gestão administrativa, pedagógica, acadêmica e científica. Dessa forma, o presente estudo tem como objetivo verificar o perfil de Competências Gerenciais dos co [...] ordenadores dos Programas de Pós-Graduação das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (IFES) do Rio Grande do Sul. Para tal, foi utilizado o modelo teórico de Gary Yukl, publicado em 1998, que divide o perfil de Competências Gerenciais entre administrar tarefas e administrar relações. Foi construído um questionário com base na referida teoria, e validado por meio de uma análise fatorial exploratória. O questionário foi enviado para 261 coordenadores, obtendo um retorno de 161 considerados válidos para a análise. As análises estatísticas demonstraram que as áreas com características mais racionais e "científicas" estão mais relacionadas aos construtos que direcionam para administração do trabalho e/ou execução de tarefas, enquanto que as áreas com características mais subjetivas, apresentam uma relação mais forte com os construtos sobre administrar relações interpessoais. Já os testes sobre a relação entre as universidades e o perfil de competências identificaram características específicas entre administração de relações ou administração do trabalho. Abstract in english University education has sought greater professionalization of the administrative positions given the need to reconcile administrative, educational, academic and scientifi c management. Thus, this study aims to identify the management skills of the coordinators who lead Programs of Post-Graduation a [...] t Federal Institutions (IFES in Portuguese) in Rio Grande do Sul. We identify whether they have the characteristics that in theory are considered ideal for the position they play. For this, we used the theoretical model of Gary Yukl (1998). This model divides the profile of managerial skills into managing tasks and relationships. A questionnaire was constructed based on this theory and it was validated through exploratory factor analysis. We examined the total number of postgraduate courses in Rio Grande do Sul. The questionnaire was send to 261 coordinators, obtaining 163 responses, just 161of which were considered valid for analysis. The statistical analysis between the area of knowledge and managerial competence profile demonstrated that the areas with a more rational expertise are more related to the constructs that lead to labor management and/ or performing tasks. While areas with more subjective characteristics, such as Humanities, showed the strongest relationship with the constructs of interpersonal relations. However, the tests about the relationship between universities and the profile of skills identifi ed specific characteristics between relationship management and administration work.

Carolina Freddo, Fleck; Breno Augusto Diniz, Pereira.

2011-06-01

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Federal databases  

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Accident statistics on all modes of transportation are available as risk assessment analytical tools through several federal agencies. This paper reports on the examination of the accident databases by personal contact with the federal staff responsible for administration of the database programs. This activity, sponsored by the Department of Energy through Sandia National Laboratories, is an overview of the national accident data on highway, rail, air, and marine shipping. For each mode, the definition or reporting requirements of an accident are determined and the method of entering the accident data into the database is established. Availability of the database to others, ease of access, costs, and who to contact were prime questions to each of the database program managers. Additionally, how the agency uses the accident data was of major interest

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Russian Federation  

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In the Russian Federation (RF), management of radioactive wastes will be carried out within the framework of the Federal Target Program for management of radioactive wastes and used nuclear materials for the period 1996-2005. The agency within the RF responsible for this program is the Ministry of Russian Federation on Atomic Energy. Current radioactive waste disposal activities are focused on creating regional repositories for wastes generated by radiochemical production, nuclear reactors, science centers, and from other sources outside of the nuclear-fuel cycle (the latter wastes are managed by Scientific and Industrial Association, 'RADON'). Wastes of these types are in temporary storage, with the exception of non-fuel cycle wastes which are in long term storage managed by SAI 'RADON'. The criteria for segregating between underground or near-surface disposal of radioactive waste are based on the radiation fields and radionuclide composition of the wastes. The most progress in creating regional repositories has been made in the Northwest region of Russia. However, development of a detailed design has begun for a test facility in the Northeast for disposal of radioactive wastes generated in Murmansk and Arkhangelsk provinces. The feasibility study for construction of this facility is being evaluated by state monitoring organizations, the heads of administrations of the Arkhangelsk and Murmansk provinces, and Minatom of Russia

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National Plan for Graduate Studies.  

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The Brazilian National Plan for Graduate Studies aims at achieving a combination of training activities at the graduate level to be developed at the various institutions of higher education and research. The current situation is reviewed in terms of stabilization, performance, and development problems. Objectives and general directives include:…

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Admitting Graduate Students with Disabilities.  

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Examines the role of the graduate dean and faculty in the admission of graduate students with disabilities. Reviews legal responsibilities and obligations and provides a framework from which to review policies, procedures, and standards. Emphasizes admissions and recruitment, confidentiality, advertising, advocacy, documentation, mentoring, and…

Belch, Holley A.

1995-01-01

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Mentoring Relationships in Graduate School.  

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A survey of 179 graduate students found that both men and women worked primarily with male faculty advisors. Advisors' instrumental help and networking help contributed to students' scholarly productivity. Psychosocial help influenced their satisfaction with mentoring and the graduate school experience. (Contains 61 references.) (SK)

Tenenbaum, Harriet R.; Crosby, Faye J.; Gliner, Melissa D.

2001-01-01

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[Post-graduation aspects in Medical School of the Universidade de Minas Gerais].  

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The post-graduation at Medical School of Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) is composed by 9 courses and has been for 30 years. Among these, 6 courses have Masterate and Doctorate levels, and 3 have only Masterate. It has already been produced 584 thesis and dissertati Doctorate courses with A (20%), B (20%), C (60%). The average amount of produced thesis and dissertations has been through 2 and 8 by year. The integration proposal of Medical internship and Masterate will be an opportunity of reducing the length of Masterate. The Post-Graduation Center (CPG) coordenates the post-graduation politics and activities at Medical School of UFMG. PMID:10413949

Lamounier, J A

1998-01-01

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The state of nuclear waste management in the Federal Republic of Germany and anticipated emission rates of the planned reprocessing plant in Bavaria  

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After reprocessing plans in lower axomy miscarried, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany exacts from nuclear electricity companies to furnish proof of the whereabouts of spent fuel rods over a period of 6 years. According to the authors review, the situation will be relaxed until 1995, given the stores and disposal contracts presently at hand. The schedule can therefore be observed even if an expansion of nuclear energy to 26-27 GW is considered. The Bavarian plant is to have a capacity of 2t a day in two stages. The approval for partial construction is to be expected, at the present state of affairs, for the beginning of 1985. The author then presents an emissions concept showing strongly reduced emissions into the air without increasing the discharge into the water. For the time being, neither Kr-85, nor C-14 are yet in the long run Kr depositions may be considered when required. The article furthermore includes a schematic description of the activity distribution within the plant. (orig./HP)

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Are Recent Medical Graduates More Skeptical of Vaccines?  

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Full Text Available Rates of delay and refusal of recommended childhood vaccines are increasing in many U.S. communities. Children’s health care providers have a strong influence on parents’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about vaccines. Provider attitudes towards immunizations vary and affect their immunization advocacy. One factor that may contribute to this variability is their familiarity with vaccine-preventable diseases and their sequelae. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of health care provider year of graduation with vaccines and vaccine-preventable disease beliefs. We conducted a cross sectional survey in 2005 of primary care providers identified by parents of children whose children were fully vaccinated or exempt from one or more school immunization requirements. We examined the association of provider graduation cohort (5 years with beliefs on immunization, disease susceptibility, disease severity, vaccine safety, and vaccine efficacy. Surveys were completed by 551 providers (84.3% response rate. More recent health care provider graduates had 15% decreased odds of believing vaccines are efficacious compared to graduates from a previous 5 year period; had lower odds of believing that many commonly used childhood vaccines were safe; and 3.7% of recent graduates believed that immunizations do more harm than good. Recent health care provider graduates have a perception of the risk-benefit balance of immunization, which differs from that of their older counterparts. This change has the potential to be reflected in their immunization advocacy and affect parental attitudes.

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2013-04-01

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STEm Minority Graduate Program  

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ABSTRACT The state of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States has seen some unfavorable assessments over the past decade. In early February, 2010 the House of Representatives heard testimony on undergraduate and graduate education. The message from the panel, which included experts from academia, STEM-based industries, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) was dire and required an urgent response. The experts along with the committee���¢��������s chairperson, U. S. Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) cited that the complexity of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics applications and coursework and the methodology utilized to teach these subjects are forcing students out of these disciplines. As the National Academies described in its 2007 report Rising Above the Gathering Storm, successful STEM education is not just an academic pursuit���¢��������it���¢��������s a necessity for competing in the knowledge-based economy that the United States had a key role in creating. The potential for action is being made available again as the America COMPETES Act of 2007 is up for reauthorization. Its initial focus was on STEM education at the K-12 levels, but efforts at the undergraduate and graduate levels are needed to retain students to fill the jobs left vacant as baby boomers retire. The Educational Advancement Alliance, Inc. (EAA) has for two decades created programs that have not only addressed the issues of ensuring that students are aptly prepared for college but have focused its efforts over the past decade on increasing the number of students who pursue degrees in STEM disciplines. For the EAA, the introduction of the wonders of science begins at the elementary and middle school level via the Learning Lab, a state-of-the-art mobile science laboratory that visits students in grades 4-6 at the various schools throughout Philadelphia and The Math/Tech Academy which meets on Saturdays for students in grades 5-7. For the past two years the EAA has assisted college graduates in their quest to attain advanced degrees in STEM by providing fellowships. The EAA continued this effort by recruiting and providing fellowships to students who aspired to continue their education at the graduate level. The fellowships provided funding for tuition, fees, books, technology, and stipends to assist with room, board, and living expenses during the academic year and salary, transportation, and living expenses to those students who secured internships with the Department of Energy. Additionally the EAA designed and implemented needed support systems to ensure successful completion of the Masters degree programs, including but not limited to membership in professional associations, attendance at industry and academic conferences, and professional development workshops, and tutorial assistance if needed. This program assisted over 80 students directly and society-at-large by helping to educate and develop future physicists, engineers, biostatisticians, and researchers who will have the necessary skillsets to fill the increasing numbers of positions that require such expertise.

Kaen E. Nicholas

2012-09-20

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TCAP Graduate Courses  

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 The Triticeae CAP will offer several graduate course modules each year. You will find links to each module in the left-hand menu of this page. Please join this community to receive updates about upcoming TCAP graduate courses.Plant Breeding strategies is an entry level 6 week module that will challenge students to design a plant breeding program differentiating between a variety of approaches.  Next offering: TBDEntering Mentoring is an 8 week module that will be offered next in winter of 2014.  The Entering Mentoring Seminar will accelerate the process of learning to be a mentor by providing an intellectual framework, an opportunity to experiment with different mentoring techniques, a forum to discuss mentoring dilemmas, and second-hand exposure to more students and situations through group sharing.Attendees must be actively involved in mentoring a student to participate.Quantitative Genetics was last offered in April of 2012.    Basic elements of quantitative genetics will be presented so that students might fully understand implications to plant breeding. Practical experience in linkage and QTL mapping will also be provided.  Next offering TBD.Association mapping will be offered late in the fall of 2012, registration will be September of 2012.  Topics to be covered will include: Review of Quantitative Genetics and Molecular Breeding, Methods and Software for Association Mapping, Design and Interpretation of QTL mapping, Genomic Selection and Comparison of MAS, Association Breeding and Genomic selection.  Pre-requisites - Plant Breeding strategies and Quantitative genetics. 

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The development of post-graduate programs in nursing in brazil: an exploratory study  

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Objective: to analyze the development of post-graduate programs in nursing in Brazil. Method: documentary research, exploratory, with the primary source of online database of CAPES, the ratings on the three-year master's and doctorate in Brazil. For analysis and discussion of data were used as secondary sources of articles Base in Nursing - indexed for with descriptors such as: Education, Nursing, and Education Graduate Nursing. Results: there is a perceived concentration of post-graduate pro...

Thiago Alves Cavalcante, Octavio Muniz Da Costa Vargens

2010-01-01

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Quality assurance methods in the German federal dose rate measurement network: periodic examination of measuring posts; Qualitaetssicherungsmassnahmen im BfS-Radioaktivitaetsmessnetz: wiederkehrende Pruefung der ODL-Messstellen  

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Within the German gamma dose rate measurement network a procedure for the periodic examination of its 2150 measuring posts has been developed which makes it possible to test the complete post including electronics and data transfer without taking it out of service for a long time. Examinations are carried out by the six measurement centres. The procedure was started in April 2001. Until November 2002 90 % of all measuring posts had been examined. 98 % of them passed the criteria; in the other cases the cause mostly was due to probe specific effects. As a consequence of these examinations it became evident that for new dose rate tubes the specifications of the physical properties of the tubes and the related electronics had to be corrected in different points. Additionally a small amount of different types of tubes used in the dose rate network could be identified which are due to development phases within the past years. In this lecture the basic considerations, organizational regulations and the effects of the periodic examinations procedure are presented. (orig.)

Rupp, A.; Stoehlker, U.; Weiler, F. [Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz, Salzgitter (Germany)

2003-07-01

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Clinical capabilities of graduates of an outcomes-based integrated medical program  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background The University of New South Wales (UNSW Faculty of Medicine replaced its old content-based curriculum with an innovative new 6-year undergraduate entry outcomes-based integrated program in 2004. This paper is an initial evaluation of the perceived and assessed clinical capabilities of recent graduates of the new outcomes-based integrated medical program compared to benchmarks from traditional content-based or process-based programs. Method Self-perceived capability in a range of clinical tasks and assessment of medical education as preparation for hospital practice were evaluated in recent graduates after 3 months working as junior doctors. Responses of the 2009 graduates of the UNSW’s new outcomes-based integrated medical education program were compared to those of the 2007 graduates of UNSW’s previous content-based program, to published data from other Australian medical schools, and to hospital-based supervisor evaluations of their clinical competence. Results Three months into internship, graduates from UNSW’s new outcomes-based integrated program rated themselves to have good clinical and procedural skills, with ratings that indicated significantly greater capability than graduates of the previous UNSW content-based program. New program graduates rated themselves significantly more prepared for hospital practice in the confidence (reflective practice, prevention (social aspects of health, interpersonal skills (communication, and collaboration (teamwork subscales than old program students, and significantly better or equivalent to published benchmarks of graduates from other Australian medical schools. Clinical supervisors rated new program graduates highly capable for teamwork, reflective practice and communication. Conclusions Medical students from an outcomes-based integrated program graduate with excellent self-rated and supervisor-evaluated capabilities in a range of clinically-relevant outcomes. The program-wide curriculum reform at UNSW has had a major impact in developing capabilities in new graduates that are important for 21st century medical practice.

Scicluna Helen A

2012-06-01

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Federal Reserve policy since 1979  

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Full Text Available The article considers the change in the federal reserve instruments that occurred since October 1979. Before then, the FED used bank reserves to establish an interest rate that would result in the desired level of the money stock. After 1979 the FED replaced the federal funds rate as its control variable with the volume of bank reserves. In principal, provided the will to adjust interest rates when the money stock is off target exists, two policies show little difference. Critics of the Fed’s policy prior to 1979 often confuse principal with practice. Then, Fed policy was closer to pegging the federal funds rate than to using it as a control over the quantity of money.  

D. HAMBERG

2013-12-01

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Assessing Demand for Graduate and Professional Programs.  

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Graduate education is entering an era of market segmentation, varying student demand, and changing requirements from employers, meaning graduate students will assess graduate opportunities differently and institutions will assess programs differently. The traditional view of graduate study as preparation for a research or teaching career and…

Syverson, Peter D.

1996-01-01

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Global Project Management: Graduate Course.  

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This thesis presents an introduction to Global Project Management in the form of a graduate course for the University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering - Project Management Program. The course slides and suggested readings provide a genera...

T. R. Beranek

2006-01-01

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Nursing Diagnosis in Graduate Curricula.  

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Arguments supporting theoretical analysis, clinical applications, and research of nursing diagnoses in master's degree programs are discussed. Curriculum considerations and an example of an integrated approach to the inclusion of nursing diagnosis in a graduate curriculum are presented. (MSE)

Shoemaker, Joyce K.

1989-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Graduated Driver Licensing  

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Graduated driver licensing (GDL) aims to gradually increase the exposure of new drivers to more complex driving situations and typically consists of learner, provisional and open licence phases. The first phase, the learner licence, is designed to allow novice drivers to obtain practical driving experience in lower risk situations. The learner licence can delay licensure, encourage novice drivers to learn under supervision, mandate the number of hours of practice required to progress to the next phase and encourage parental involvement. The second phase, the provisional licence, establishes various driving restrictions and thereby reduces exposure to situations of higher risk, such as driving at night, with passengers or after drinking alcohol. Parental involvement with a GDL system appears essential in helping novices obtain sufficient practice and in enforcing compliance with restrictions once the new driver obtains a provisional licence. Given the significant number of young drivers involved in crashes within Oman, GDL is one countermeasure that may be beneficial in reducing crash risk and involvement for this group. PMID:25364543

Bates, Lyndel J.; Allen, Siobhan; Armstrong, Kerry; Watson, Barry; King, Mark J.; Davey, Jeremy

2014-01-01

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Ethnic Minority Graduates of 1973 Through 1979: Their Postgraduate Studies, Occupations, and Impressions of UC Davis.  

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In May 1980, the 1973-1979 minority graduates of the University California at Davis were surveyed about their employment, graduate and professional school training, career progress, and university experiences. The response rate was 33.7 percent. Minority groups included were American Indian, black, Chicano, Latino, and Filipino. Most had taken…

Whitmore, Robin L.; Amos, Arthur K., Jr.

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PhD and EdD Degrees for Mid-Career Professionals: Fielding Graduate University  

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Adult professionals are continuing their learning over the lifespan entering graduate school in their thirties, forties, fifties, and, even sixties. Knowledge is the new economic currency today and the increasing rate at which new knowledge is generated in the global world requires continuous learning. The author describes Fielding Graduate

Kuipers, Judith L.

2011-01-01

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Medical specialty boards can help measure graduate medical education outcomes.  

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U.S. graduate medical education (GME) training institutions are under increasing scrutiny to measure program outcomes as a demonstration of accountability for the sizeable funding they receive from the federal government. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is a potential agent of measuring GME accountability but has no interaction with physicians after residency training is completed. American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS) member boards interact with physicians throughout their careers through maintenance of certification (MOC) and are a potential source of valuable data on physician competency and quality of care, both of which could be used to measure GME accountability.The authors propose that ABMS boards and the ACGME deepen their existing relationship to better assess residency training outcomes. ABMS boards have a wealth of data on physicians collected as a by-product of MOC and business operations. Further, many ABMS boards collect practice demographics and scope-of-practice information through MOC enrollment surveys or recertification examination questionnaires. These data are potentially valuable in helping residencies know what their graduates are doing in practice. Part 4 of MOC generally involves assessment of the quality of care delivered in practice, and ABMS boards could share these deidentified data with the ACGME and residency programs to provide direct feedback on the practice outcomes of graduates.ABMS member boards and the ACGME should broaden their long-standing relationship to further develop shared roles and data-sharing mechanisms to better inform residencies and the public about GME training outcomes. PMID:24871232

Peterson, Lars E; Carek, Peter; Holmboe, Eric S; Puffer, James C; Warm, Eric J; Phillips, Robert L

2014-06-01

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Survey of recent medical graduates' status in sterilization operation experience.  

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The Institute for Population and Social Research of Thailand's Mahidol University and the Thai Association for Voluntary Sterilization (TAVS) conducted a survey among "recent" Medical graduates to determine the achievement of training programs on sterilization operations among reent medical graduates, who graduated from the 7 medical schools in Thailand during 1978-81; to assess whether the skills attained from the training sessions during the undergraduate years are sufficient or whether additional training programs are required; to determine the willingness of the recent medical graduates to have more training in various techniques of sterilization operations; and to estimate the rate of vasectomy and tubal ligation performed by recent medical graduates. The questionnaire was mailed to all medical graduates listed as the population under study. The response was 1358 or 64.6%. Analysis was based on 972 completed questionnaires. The following were among the major survey findings: experiences gained during the medical undergraduate training did not seem to be sufficient for only 41% of respondents had performed tubal ligation; 52% of the respondents indicated that they did not have enough training during their undergraduate training, and 72% stated that they needed additional training; 89% of the respondents who stated that they did not have sufficient skill in performing sterilization operations expressed willingness to participate ina training session if it would be organized; and regarding the rate of vasectomy and tubal sterilization performed by intership trainees, these were on the average 3 and 25 cases per year. On the basis of the findings that recent medical graudates still have insufficient skills in performing the sterilization procedure, it is recommended that an attempt be made to improve the medical undergraduate training. Training should be improved either through training method or increase in number of cases to be performed before graduation. PMID:12266146

1983-12-01

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Federal research  

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This paper reports that, so far, Congress has provided about $1.3 billion toward construction of the Superconducting Super Collider and is now considering the President's request for another $650 million for fiscal year 1993. GAO testified that several factors could delay the project, increase its cost to the U.S. government, or reduce potential benefits. GAO believes that, as the investment increases and construction advances, it is more likely that project funding will continue even if costs increase and other countries do not help pay for it. Accordingly, correcting the problems cited by GAO and obtaining firm funding commitments from other nations are necessary to protect the U.S. investment in the project. Continuation of federal funding could also be made contingent on the Department of Energy putting in place an integrated cost and schedule system, assessing the impact on the domestic economy of using foreign subcontractors, and obtaining firm commitments for contributions for other nations by a certain date

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In Job-Placement Rates, Fuzzy Data  

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As colleges and lawmakers seek better data about the employment success of graduates, a lack of standardized tracking makes much of the information unreliable. Many colleges release placement rates based on scant information: More than a third of colleges' reported rates in 2010 were based on responses from half of their graduates or fewer,…

Sandoval, Timothy

2012-01-01

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European Graduates' Level of Satisfaction with Higher Education  

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In this paper we investigate satisfaction rates among young European higher education graduates with their tertiary level study. Ordered choice models are used to parse out those factors that influence study satisfaction, such as environmental factors, field of study, usefulness of study and other individual-specific characteristics. Results show…

Garcia-Aracil, Adela

2009-01-01

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Federal Reserve Banks: Federal Reserve System  

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The Feds on the Web site was developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to provide easy access to information from the Federal Reserve System. At the site, visitors may link to each of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks and Board of Governors via a short list of unique types of information available at each site. A map of the Federal Reserve districts, mailing addresses and phone numbers are also available at the site.

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Graduating the age-specific fertility pattern using Support Vector Machines  

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Full Text Available A topic of interest in demographic literature is the graduation of the age-specific fertility pattern. A standard graduation technique extensively used by demographers is to fit parametric models that accurately reproduce it. Non-parametric statistical methodology might be alternatively used for this graduation purpose. Support Vector Machines (SVM is a non-parametric methodology that could be utilized for fertility graduation purposes. This paper evaluates the SVM techniques as tools for graduating fertility rates In that we apply these techniques to empirical age specific fertility rates from a variety of populations, time period, and cohorts. Additionally, for comparison reasons we also fit known parametric models to the same empirical data sets.

Anastasia Kostaki

2009-06-01

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5 competencies needed by new baccalaureate graduates.  

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As nurse educators prepare new graduates for practice, part of the challenge is to ensure that these nurses are capable of functioning in a broad continuum of care with increased responsibilities. To identify competencies needed by new baccalaureate graduates in today's health care environment and determine whether these competencies fall into particular dimensions, a cross-sectional survey design was used to query 363 nurse administrators from three health care settings. Nurse administrators rated the importance of 45 nursing competencies. Factor analysis was conducted on the competency items, and factor scores were calculated to determine the importance ratings by work setting groups. Findings revealed a simple six-factor competency structure (Health Promotion Competency, Supervision Competency, Interpersonal Communication Competency, Direct Care Competency, Computer Competency, and Caseload Management Competency). MANOVA indicated significant differences in the importance of these competence factors by work setting. The findings are an important beginning for evidence-based decision-making about nursing curriculum reform, both in the classroom and clinical practice areas. The study also provides a foundation for further measurement of nursing competencies. PMID:15387509

Utley-Smith, Queen

2004-01-01

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Broadening Participation in Graduate Education  

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"The U.S. system of higher education is arguably the best in the world, but there is a leak in the pipeline. Even as our nation is becoming increasingly diverse, some groups remain highly underrepresented in graduate schools, particularly in science and engineering. This report highlights programs that have had success in enhancing diversity and inclusiveness in graduate education, and offers policy recommendations aimed at identifying and cultivating talent wherever it exists, with particular emphasis on developing domestic talent from traditionally underrepresented groups."

The Council of Graduate Schools (Council of Graduate Schools)

2009-04-23

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Graduate diplomas in nuclear technology  

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The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) offers a graduate diploma program in nuclear technology that consists of a suite of six sub-specialties: Fuel, Materials and Chemistry; Reactor Systems; Operation and Maintenance; Safety, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs; Health Physics; and Radiological Applications. Four courses selected from a list that covers the knowledge and skill set of each sub-specialty have to be completed in order to gain a graduate diploma in the specific area. The program is designed to accommodate the needs of people working in the nuclear industry to upgrade their knowledge and skills, to promote career advancement and to provide a framework for lifelong learning. (author)

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Graduates beliefs about career management  

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Full Text Available Career management is increasingly becoming an individuals' matter, despite the various activities organized by the different institutions to support career development and planning. An exploratory survey was conducted to determine what kind of beliefs graduates have about career management. Results indicate that graduates are aware of the importance of university knowledge for getting a job, the importance of knowledge and investment in education for positioning in the labor market, so they give priority to development opportunities that business brings opposed to the material rewards.

Babi? Lepa

2012-06-01

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Mississippi graduate DOE EPSCor trainee project. First annual summary report  

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The promotion of an aggressive energy research initiative was identified as a goal of the Mississippi Research Consortium (MRC) from its inception in 1986. The Department of Energy EPSCOR Program has provided opportunities to address the needs and enhance the interactive programs of energy-related research in the State of Mississippi. The Mississippi DOE EPSCOR Graduate Traineeships Project is a program of education and research which will (1) increase the number of trained professionals in the energy sciences and technology, particularly those from groups traditionally under-represented in the field, and (2) interface with existing networks of universities, industry, federal, and state institutions involved in energy-related activities.

Wertz, D.L.

1992-08-01

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The Employability Of Graduates In Competitive Organisations  

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This paper attempts to clarify the employability construct as it relates to competitive organisation. The major purpose of the paper is in promoting awareness of the need for curriculum reform directed at improving employability of graduates. Unemployment of graduates or underemployment of university graduates is a gross waste that no nation can afford. Past studies have focused in identifying the reasons for the large unemployment of graduates. Jobstreet, a Malaysian employment agency conduc...

Dr. Abdul Farouk Ahmed

2009-01-01

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Graduation 2010: Second Year Implementation.  

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The second-year implementation of Graduation 2010, a districtwide public-school initiative, had its beginnings in brain-based research and involvement from both school and community. The original plan for the program had eight strands: (1) Arts; (2) Music; (3) Foreign Language; (4) Reading/Language Development; (5) Thinking Skills; (6)…

O'Phelan, Mary H.; Norman, Antony D.; Ecton, Gayle W.

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Graduation 2010: Third Year Implementation.  

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The third-year implementation of Graduation 2010, a districtwide public-school initiative, had its beginnings in brain-based research and involvement from both school and community. The original plan for the program had eight strands: Arts, Music, Foreign Language, Reading/Language Development, Thinking Skills, Health/Emotional Health, Family…

O'Phelan, Mary H.; Norman, Antony D.; Ecton, Gayle W.

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WCTC Graduate Follow-Up Report, 2002.  

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This paper reports on a survey of 2001-02 graduates of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), Wisconsin. The report indicates 1,257 students were awarded Associate's Degrees, technical diplomas, and apprenticeship certificates by WCTC in 2001-02. Of those graduates, 702 (56%) responded to the Graduate Follow-up Survey. Also, 84% of all…

Waukesha County Technical Coll., Pewaukee, WI.

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NDA National Graduate Programme 'nucleargraduates'  

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The aim of this paper is to outline the NDA National Graduate Programme (nuclear graduates). The NDA has a remit under the Energy Act (2004) 'to maintain and develop the skills for decommissioning and nuclear clean-up'. Although current research is now being reviewed, there is significant evidence to suggest that the age profile in the Site Licence Companies is skewed towards older workers and there is likely to be a skill shortage in 3-5 years. As nuclear clean-up is a national issue; skill shortages also become a national issue in a very real sense. In addition, evidence suggests that the industry needs to be constantly challenged in order to achieve its targets for decommissioning. The NDA has a unique position under the Act. It is both a strategic overseer and direct employer. To this end the 'National Graduate Programme' is aligned to both the NDA's previous succession plans and the needs of the industry. Industry needs leadership that challenges the status quo and moves the UK nuclear industry to become best in class; Industry needs a dedicated to programme to address skills shortages and difficult to recruit areas such as, but not exclusively, estimators, schedulers, contract managers, site engineers, decommissioning technicians, safety monitors; The NDA has indicated a 'commercial and politically savvy' cohort is required to meet its own internal challenges and to ensure sustainability in its own workforce, and to be sensitive to the needs of customers and supensitive to the needs of customers and suppliers alike; Need to create a more diversified workforce in the nuclear industry and also plan for new skills evolving from research and development breakthroughs; Need to ensure that Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 contractors invest in the leadership and skills for the future. World Class - delivery will be benchmarked against UK based multinational companies who operate in a global graduate attraction and development marketplace. The graduates targeted will be from leading institutions and will have a blend of leading technical proficiency mixed with indications of 'high performer' potential. Professional - Throughout the programme the graduates will be working towards achieving professional qualifications though the relevant 'Institute' for their discipline, such as the IMECHE. The training and experience gained from the scheme is programmed around a syllabus of work and courses, which will be accredited retrospectively by the 'Institutes'. The two year 'initial professional development' programme whilst the graduate is with the NDA is then fitted into a further two years with stakeholders for their first 'substantive role'. Whilst there is no monetary contribution from the stakeholders there is a significant resource support from the programme stakeholders. They will provide a sophisticated matrix of support in attraction and assessment support, professional development, mentoring, training and scheme evaluation. The programme will be using cutting edge marketing, assessment, recruitment and training tools. It will also deliver a pioneering socio economic programme that will combine professional training with cultural and behavioural insight work. The aims of the programme are aligned with the NDA succession plan and Skills Strategy Document. The graduate profile by the end of the two year programme is 'mobile, professional, aware and ambitious.' The Programme is driven by a group comprising of companies across the industry including the NDA, SLC's, defence operators, operational power station organisations, regulators and the supply chain. Uniquely, the programme offers no 'specific job' with the NDA after the two year programme is completed. The programme will be integrated into the existing partners' schemes to ensure smooth progression. The Graduate's progress after 2 years will be facilitated by a careers service and formal rules governing the behaviour of partners. The first cohort targeted graduates from the following disciplines areas: Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Finance, Procurement an

 
 
 
 
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High energy physicists and graduate students. 1978 census  

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This listing of physicists and students associated with the U.S. high-energy physics program was obtained by asking the research groups, laboratories, and other agencies involved to update previous information. The first part of this volume is an alphabetical listing and includes only the name, rank, and institution of high-energy physicists and graduate students. The second part of the volume is arranged by institution. Within each institution, the faculty (or permanent staff) and the graduate students are presented in separate alphabetical lists. For each person the entry indicates the year and institution of highest degree, rank and institutional affiliation with starting dates, up to three items selected from a list of research specialties, and sources of federal support. For the graduate students, there is also indicated an estimated date for their degree. Where appropriate, a person is listed at more than one institution. Except as noted in the headings, the information is intended to indicate the situation as of January 1, 1978. (RWR)

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High energy physicists and graduate students: 1981 census  

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This listing of physicists and students associated with the US high energy physics program has been compiled in the Division of High Energy Physics of the Office of Energy Research of the US Department of Energy. This listing has been obtained by asking the research groups, laboratories, and other agencies involved to update previous information. This volume is in two parts. The first part is an alphabetical listing and includes only the name, rank, and institution of high energy physicists and graduate students. The second part of the volume is arranged by institution. Within each institution, the faculty (or permanent staff) and the graduate students are presented in separate alphabetical lists. For each person the entry indicates their birthdate, the year and institution of their highest degree, their rank and institutional affiliation with starting dates, up to three items selected from a list of research specialties, and their sources of federal support. For the graduate students, there is also indicated an estimated date for their degree. Where appropriate, a person is listed at more than one institution. Except as noted in the headings, the information is intended to indicate the situation as of January 1, 1981

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High energy physicists and graduate students. 1978 census  

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This listing of physicists and students associated with the U.S. high-energy physics program was obtained by asking the research groups, laboratories, and other agencies involved to update previous information. The first part of this volume is an alphabetical listing and includes only the name, rank, and institution of high-energy physicists and graduate students. The second part of the volume is arranged by institution. Within each institution, the faculty (or permanent staff) and the graduate students are presented in separate alphabetical lists. For each person the entry indicates birthdate, the year and institution of highest degree, rank and institutional affiliation with starting dates, up to three items selected from a list of research specialties, and sources of federal support. For the graduate students, there is also indicated an estimated date for their degree. Where appropriate, a person is listed at more than one institution. Except as noted in the headings, the information is intended to indicate the situation as of January 1, 1978

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Graduates’ integration on the labour market  

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Full Text Available This paper contains a research study about the integration of 1st cycle graduates on the labour market. Marketing research was carried out among university graduates, emphasising their career path after graduating, taking into account that graduates’ job placement has acquired great importance in higher education. The conclusion drawn in the paper is that career counselling and orientation should be fostered for students, while more weight should be given to practical placements in the study programs’ curriculum, in order to build specific competences for students, which make them capable to obtain a better job position after graduation.

Palade, A.

2013-12-01

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

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

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

2011-04-01

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Brain Drain: Post Graduation Migration Intentions and the influencing factors among Medical Graduates from Lahore, Pakistan  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background The increasing migration of health professionals to affluent countries is not a recent phenomenon and has been addressed in literature. However the various facets of physician migration from Pakistan, the third leading source of International medical graduates has not been rigorously evaluated. The objective of the current study was to survey final year students and recent medical graduates in Lahore, Pakistan about their intentions to train abroad, their post training plans as well as to identify the factors responsible for their motivation for international migration. Method A self administered structured questionnaire was developed to collect respondents' demographic and educational characteristics, intention to train abroad, their preferred destination & post training intentions of returning to Pakistan. Various influencing factors which impact on medical graduate's motivation to train abroad or stay in Pakistan were explored using a 10 point scale. SPSS software was used for data entry and analysis. Results Of the 400 eligible respondents, 275 responded (response rate 68.7%. One hundred and sixty six respondents (60.4% intended to train abroad either for a specialty (54.9% or a subspecialty (5.5% The United States and United Kingdom were the most preferred destination. While 14.2% intended to return to Pakistan immediately after training, a significant percentage (10% never intended to return to Pakistan or wished to stay abroad temporarily (37%. Professional excellence and establishing quickly in the competitive market were the most important goal to be achieved by the respondents for intention for postgraduate training abroad. The most common reasons cited for training abroad were the impact of residency training on future career (mean score 8.20 ± 2.3, financial conditions of doctors (mean score 7.97 ± 2.37 and job opportunities (mean score7.90 ± 2.34. Conclusion An alarming percentage of medical graduates from Lahore, Pakistan intend to migrate for post graduate training, mainly to United States. A significant proportion wished to stay in the host country either temporarily or indefinitely. Impact of residency abroad on future career, financial conditions of doctors, job opportunities and better working conditions were some of the motivating factors behind the migration.

Imran Nazish

2011-10-01

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Pensacola Junior College Transfer Rate Study, 1990-1996.  

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Presenting background information on the transfer rate at Florida's Pensacola Junior College (PJC), the seven tables in this report provide data on trends and graduation rates from 1990 to 1996 for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students. The first table examines graduation rates for first-time-at-PJC students, FTIC students, FTIC Associate in Arts…

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Federal Medication Terminologies  

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The Federal Medication (FedMed) interagency collaboration is organizing an agreed set of standard, comprehensive, freely and easily accessible Federal Medication Terminologies (FMT) to improve the exchange and public availability of medication information.

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Federal Reserve Bulletin  

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Federal Reserve Bulletin is a monthly publication written and compiled by staff members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, reporting and analyzing economic developments, data, and bank regulatory issues.

1997-01-01

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77 FR 2521 - Integrated System Power Rates  

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...Secretary of the Interior and the Federal Power Commission under Section 5 of...part of the capacity rate for Federal power. This is consistent with Southwestern's...charging for the sale and delivery of Federal power in its Federal demand...

2012-01-18

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Federal Power Grab.  

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Constant attention by all Americans is needed to preserve what little local control in education remains. Chief among dangerous federal legislation moving the country toward a federal education system is the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. The paper examines Goals 2000 and other federal legislation that seeks to remove parental control, noting…

Hyde, Henry

1998-01-01

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Graduates’ Employability Skills Based on Current Job Demand through Electronic Advertisement  

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Full Text Available In Malaysia, there is a profusion of evidence of high graduate unemployment since many graduates are found lacking of what are needed to acquire and to maintain their jobs. In this paper, graduate employability skills were analyzed based on four major criteria: qualification, academic score, experience and specific soft skills. The data and information used were extracted from 300 online job advertisements accessed via electronic databases at http://www.JobStreet.com.my from January to March 2011. A simple checklist form was developed to quantify the information from ads into quantitative data that was later keyed in the Statistical Package for Social Science for descriptive analyses. Based on the data, it was concluded that graduates with bachelor degrees were more likely to be employable due to high demand. It was also found that academic excellence based on CGPA was not the utmost factor for graduate employability. However, since less than one-third ads were free from work experiences requirement, fresh graduates only secured a little chance to be recruited. Another factor that limited graduates employability was high demand of specific soft skills requested by employers, among which were graduates with high quality of communication/interpersonal skills, foreign language proficiency, ICT/technical skills, high spirit of teamwork and specific personal attributes. Results concluded that graduate unemployment rate will continue to increase unless the Higher Education Institution (HEI and the graduates are prepared to sharpen their soft skills according to market niche. It is suggested that the HEI work more closely with industries, professional bodies and society through the establishment of university-industry link cooperation that will become a catalyst for soft skills enhancement.

Nik Hairi Omar

2012-06-01

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The migration of university graduates : a comparative analysis of capital and peripheral regions  

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Several studies have documented that highly educated citizens contribute to regional economic performance (Moretti, 2013; Faggian and McCann,2009b; Sterlacchini 2008). Moreover, Åstebro et al. (2012) emphasize the importance of promoting start-up by recent university graduates. Thus, the retention of university graduates is an important issue for regional policy makers. The present paper analyzes the migration patterns of university graduates from two very different regions in Denmark: the Greater Capital region around Copenhagen and the peripheral region of North Denmark. Studies of the migration of university graduates have been carried out in several countries. These studies are typically based on extensive surveys among recent graduates. The present analysis differs from such studies through its application of register data for all individuals and companies in Denmark, which allows us to identify the place of residence and employment of all university graduates over time. The analysis focuses on people who have graduated from a university in the Greater Capital region around Copenhagen or in the North Denmark peripheral region during the period 2000-2010. We study migration when enrolling in university as well as migration after graduation using the terminology of Faggian and McCann (2009a). Graduates’ migration is mainly studied in relation to first employment. The analysis also includes the migration of university graduates who become entrepreneurs. The different migration patterns are combined with measures of performance for wage-earners, expressed as level and growth rate of hourly wages, and for entrepreneurs, expressed as firm survival and growth in sales and employees.

Drejer, Ina; Holm, Jacob Rubæk

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Comparing Students' Enrolment and Graduate Output in Home Economics with Other Vocational Subjects in Colleges of Education in Nigeria  

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The purpose of this study was to compare students' enrolment and graduate output in Home Economics with other Vocational subjects in the Colleges of Education in Nigeria. The target population included twenty (20) Federal Colleges and twenty-seven (27) State Colleges of Education offering eight Vocational and Technical disciplines during the…

Arubayi, D. O.

2009-01-01

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Can the academic background of medical graduates be detected during internship?  

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Performance ratings were obtained by the clinical supervisors of four graduated classes of McMaster University medical students during internship. The supervisors detected no difference in performance between the graduates who met the "traditional" admissions criteria (both an undergraduate grade point average of 3.1 or greater on a 4-point scale and previous training in biology, general and organic chemistry, and physics) and those who lacked one or both of these prerequisites. These data su...

Woodward, C. A.; Mcauley, R. G.

1983-01-01

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Graduate Students’ Views on Information Literacy  

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The purpose of this study is to examine graduate students? views on information literacy with the aim of understanding their opinions and experience about some aspects of information literacy and its importance in academic work or research, and also to ascertain the sources of information graduate students use most. Mixed methods of both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used, combining online survey and face-to-face interviews to examine graduate students? views and experience...

Oware, Daniel Wilfred

2010-01-01

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Undergraduate grade point average and graduate record examination scores: the experience of one graduate nursing program.  

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Graduate nursing programs frequently use undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admission decisions. The literature indicates that both UGPA and GRE scores are predictive of graduate school success, but that UGPA may be the better predictor. If that is so, one must ask if both are necessary for graduate nursing admission decisions. This article presents research on one graduate nursing program's experience with UGPA and GRE scores and offers a perspective regarding their continued usefulness for graduate admission decisions. Data from 120 graduate students were examined, and regression analysis indicated that UGPA significantly predicted GRE verbal and quantitative scores (p score above which the GRE provided little additional useful data for graduate nursing admission decisions. PMID:18240739

Newton, Sarah E; Moore, Gary

2007-01-01

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77 FR 50493 - Sam Rayburn Dam Project Power Rate  

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Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training: The View from the Top.  

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The use and training of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in higher education was evaluated via questionnaires mailed nationwide to schools and departments offering graduate programs. Usable questionnaires were received from 164 of 323 graduate school deans and from 470 of 1,112 graduate school department chairs/heads. The graduate deans survey…

Buerkel-Rothfuss, Nancy L.; Gray, Pamela L.

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Your Graduates and You: Effective Strategies for Graduate Recruitment and Development. IES Report.  

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Many employing organizations in the United Kingdom and elsewhere are finding it increasingly important to have an effective strategy for recruiting and developing higher education graduates. Numerous external and internal factors affect employers' graduate recruitment and development strategies. The following main approaches to graduates' entry…

Connor, H.; Hirsh, W.; Barber, L.

 
 
 
 
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Earnings Expectation and Graduate Employment: Evidence from Recent Chinese College Graduates  

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Chinese college graduates have faced increasing labor market competition since the expansion of tertiary education. Given rigid market demand, graduates with realistic earnings expectations may experience a more efficient job search. Using the 2008 MYCOS College Graduate Employment Survey, this study finds that a 1000 yuan reduction in a…

Po, Yang

2011-01-01

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Canopy In The Clouds: Achieving Broader Impacts in Graduate Student Research  

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Federal science funding agencies are mandating that broader impacts associated with grant making are implemented because of the critical need to enhance scientific literacy and public perception of the roles science plays in society. As emphasis on broader impacts increases, scientists at all levels will need to incorporate explicit education and outreach activities into their programs. This will include a need to train and facilitate graduate student participation in outreach. For instance, the NSF includes broader impact statements in both their graduate research fellowship program and in their doctoral dissertation improvement grants. Here we present a collaborative science educational multimedia project initiated by a graduate student. Canopy In The Clouds uses interactive and immersive media designed around a tropical montane cloud forest as a platform for K-12 earth and life science education. Presented free of cost via the web in English and Spanish, Canopy In The Clouds has resources for students, educators and the general public. This includes a growing body of lesson plans standardized to current National Science Education Standards. We discuss the opportunities, challenges, and rewards associated with balancing research and outreach, interdisciplinary collaboration, and obtaining funding as a graduate student for such an effort. Finally, we consider how graduate student programs in the sciences can consider formalizing training in broader impacts and outreach. Canopy In The Clouds provides an example of effective science outreach, as well as a template for considering future best practices.

Goldsmith, G. R.; Fulton, A. D.; Witherill, C. D.; Dukeshire, E. E.; Dawson, T. E.

2010-12-01

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44 CFR Appendix A to Part 62 - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance Administration, Financial Assistance...  

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2010-10-01

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

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

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

2001-05-01

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A Model Personal Career Development Plan for Graduate Students.  

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Describes the Personal Career Development Plan for graduate students which aims for the production of a program of graduate study that develops an articulated set of professional competencies that the graduate faculty consider for approval. (CT)

Passmore, David Lynn; Swanson, Richard A.

1981-01-01

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A Graduate Professional Program in Translation.  

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The City University of New York Graduate School's professional program in translation combines high-level, specialized language learning in French, German, and Spanish with related graduate work in such disciplines as international affairs, finance, banking, jurisprudence, literature, and computer science. (CB)

Waldinger, Renee

1987-01-01

207

Information Source Preferences of Education Graduate Students  

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In recent decades the literature dealing with graduate students and library use, including bibliographic instruction, information-seeking behavior, and information literacy has grown. However, there still appears to be a lack of research and resources available on the information-seeking behavior skills of graduate education students, which can…

Earp, Vanessa J.

2008-01-01

208

Curriculum Mapping to Embed Graduate Capabilities  

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Graduate capabilities are an essential aspect of undergraduate development in higher education. Accordingly, La Trobe University's "Design for learning" has identified particular university-wide graduate capabilities and required all faculties to explicitly embed these in their curricula. The Faculty of Law and Management developed an approach to…

Spencer, David; Riddle, Matthew; Knewstubb, Bernadette

2012-01-01

209

Polytechnic Graduate Placement in Finnish Manufacturing  

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This paper analyses polytechnic graduate placement in Finnish manufacturing. The paper uses a register-based data source covering white-collar manufacturing workers over the period 1995-2004. Taken together, the results show that wages and job classification are higher for polytechnic graduates, once other covariates are controlled for. Despite…

Bockerman, Petri

2007-01-01

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Undergraduate Research Internships and Graduate School Success.  

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Surveys alumni and program directors to determine relationship between participation in internship and success in graduate school for students served by the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Internship rigor was positively related to success in graduate school as measured by placement, secured funding, and completion. Three…

Nnadozie, Emmanuel; Ishiyama, John; Chon, Jane

2001-01-01

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First Employment of British Pharmacology Graduates  

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A survey was conducted in UK Universities to identify the employment of pharmacology graduates (BSc, MSc and PhD) 6 months after graduation in 2003. The aim was to provide data for the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) so they could offer advice to interested bodies and to University staff for careers information. 85% of 52 Universities…

Hollingsworth, Michael; Markham, Anthony

2006-01-01

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Graduate Education, Research and Advanced Study.  

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Examines the purpose and structure of British graduate education. Research and course work, supervised work, and independent study all need to be balanced to meet the needs of the student and requirements of the subject area. The effects of retrenchment on graduate education are discussed. (AM)

Richards, Rex

1982-01-01

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Changes in Student Choices and Graduate Employment  

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This report provides an comprehensive analysis of the way recession is impacting upon graduate outcomes. Data used in this report reflects the current level of applications to higher education (HE) for 2010 entry, but, due to data collection timing differences, the employment and training destinations of the graduating cohorts of 2005/06-2008/09.…

Universities UK, 2010

2010-01-01

214

Graduate Student Report, 1997. AIP Report.  

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The 1990s have seen change in the populations of graduate students in physics departments across the country. The Graduate Student Survey captures demographic characteristics of approximately 10,600 physics and astronomy students who were enrolled in the 1996-97 academic year. It describes the students' sources of support, areas of specialization,…

Mulvey, Patrick J.

215

Cognitive Apprenticeship Theory and Graduate Chemistry Education  

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We address the issues of reform in laboratory instruction by linking the critical details in that process to graduate programs designed to teach advanced students the process(es) of "doing" chemistry. The link is the theory of cognitive development, which we show is an excellent model for the training of graduate students.

Stewart, K. K.; Lagowski, J. J.

2003-12-01

216

Graduation Guarantees: Contracting for Success or Failure?  

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The reasons for the phenomenon of guaranteed graduation are considered, as are criticisms of this approach. Guaranteed graduation programs have resulted in part as a result of an attempt to address issues and concerns about the cost of a college education, articulation of coursework, time to degree, and competency. While guarantees are designed to…

Witthuhn, Burton O.; Carson, Jamie L.

217

Utilizing Academic Graduate Programs in Basic Sciences  

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The need to expand graduate programs in veterinary medical education is described and suggestions are offered for developing curricula. It is noted that the comparative training in species approach of veterinary schools provides a basis for launching expanded graduate programs. (LBH)

Kitchen, Hyram

1977-01-01

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The Recruitment and Training of Graduates.  

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As a result of the 1944 Education Act in Great Britain, many more men and women have been graduating from universities and are now going into the field of industrial management. Companies who pioneered in recruiting graduates were the British progressive 'giants' and British subsidiaries of American companies. This publication is designed to be of…

Rogers, T. G. P.; Williams, Peter

219

Variables Influencing Graduate Business Students' College Selections.  

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A survey of 1,499 graduate students from 7 colleges and universities in northeastern Ohio identified 15 major factors in graduate business school choice: academic reputation, accreditation, evening classes, programs, potential degree marketability, part-time programs, completion time, proximity, costs, faculty contact time, location, library size,…

Webb, Marion Stanton

1993-01-01

220

Multicultural Issues in Graduate Advising Relationships  

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Although advisor-advisee relationships are ubiquitous to graduate training, there is relatively little scholarship bearing on advising relationships. Not surprisingly, the intersection between multiculturalism and advising relationships is also sparse. Given the potential increase in the numbers of People of Color entering graduate training due to…

Schlosser, Lewis Z.; Talleyrand, Regine M.; Lyons, Heather Z.; Kim, Bryan S. K.; Johnson, W. Brad

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Graduate Entrepreneurship: More than Child's Play  

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Purpose: With the unbridled demand for entrepreneurship in higher education, the purpose of this paper is to identify how pedagogy can inhibit students in making the transition to graduate entrepreneurship. Along the way, the concept of what and who is a graduate entrepreneur is challenged. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reports upon the…

Hegarty, Cecilia; Jones, Colin

2008-01-01

222

Graduate Student Project: Employer Operations Management Analysis  

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Part-time graduate students at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited college complete a unique project by applying operations management concepts to their current employer. More than 92% of 368 graduates indicated that this experiential project was a positive learning experience, and results show a positive impact on…

Fish, Lynn A.

2008-01-01

223

The Benefits of Acceleration: Graduation Advantages  

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The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of acceleration (dual enrollment) on college graduation. Over 9,200 student records from 1996 to 2006 at North Iowa Area Community College were analyzed in a logistics regression model. Holding all other independent variables constant the odds that an accelerated student graduates compared to a…

Morrison, Michael C.

2008-01-01

224

Assessing the Cognitive Stress of Graduate Students.  

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Developed instrument to assess cognitive stress of graduate students and investigated instruments' reliability and factor structure using data from 305 graduate students in education, public health, and psychology at 3 colleges and universities. Internal consistency reliability was considered acceptable and factor analysis of 31 items resulted in…

Saunders, Ruth P.; Balinsky, Susan E.

1993-01-01

225

Historiography in Graduate Technology Teacher Education  

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A proposal is made suggesting the inclusion of historiography (i.e., historical research and the writing of history) into graduate technology teacher education. In particular, a strategy is forwarded to have graduate students in technology teacher education, who are working at schools in different locations, conduct historical research and write…

Flowers, Jim; Hunt, Brian

2012-01-01

226

Unions, Vitamins, Exercise: Unionized Graduate Students  

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After the turbulent labor history of America in the early to mid twentieth century, there has been a general decline of unions. Nevertheless, many graduate school teaching assistants are unionizing in attempts to gain better pay and benefits and remove themselves from an "Ivory Sweatshop." This article discusses a history of unions within graduate

Dewberry, David R.

2005-01-01

227

Occupational mobility network of the Romanian higher education graduates  

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Although there is a rich literature on the rate of occupational mobility, there are important gaps in understanding patterns of movement among occupations. We employ a network based approach to explore occupational mobility of the Romanian university graduates in the first years after graduation (2003 - 2008). We use survey data on their career mobility to build an empirical occupational mobility network (OMN) that covers all their job movements in the considered period. We construct the network as directed and weighted. The nodes are represented by the occupations (post coded at 3 digits according to ISCO-88) and the links are weighted with the number of persons switching from one occupation to another. This representation of data permits us to use the novel statistical techniques developed in the framework of weighted directed networks in order to extract a set of stylized facts that highlight patterns of occupational mobility: centrality, network motifs.

Lungu, Eliza-Olivia; Militaru, Eva; Mocanu, Cristina

2012-01-01

228

Federalism and Health Care  

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President Barack Obama proposed a major overhaul of the American healthsystem, and in 2010 the U.S. Congress enacted his proposal, the PatientProtection and Affordable Care Act. Opponents of the Act challenged itsconstitutionality in federal court, claiming that it exceeds the powers grantedto the federal government under the Commerce Clause and the NecessaryProper Clause of the federal Constitution. Some courts have upheldthe law, but others have agreed with the critics, in particular ruling...

Alan Tarr, G.

2011-01-01

229

The transition into veterinary practice: Opinions of recent graduates and final year students  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background The transition from veterinary student to member of the veterinary profession is known to be challenging. This study aimed to determine and compare the opinions of final year veterinary students and recent graduates on graduate attributes that ease this transition. Methods The study was carried out across 3 veterinary schools in the United Kingdom. Paper based or electronic surveys were used. Final year students in the 3 schools were surveyed either electronically (school A or on paper (schools B and C. Student cohort sizes were 112, 227 and 102 respectively. Recent graduates were contacted either at a reunion event (school A or electronically from database records (school B and school C. Cohort sizes of contacted graduates were 80, 175 and 91 respectively. Respondents were asked to rate 42 individual attributes on a 5 point Likert scale. Focus groups with final year students and recent graduates and telephone interviews with recent graduates were carried out. Data were analysed by two researchers through a combination of manual coding and thematic analysis. Data were grouped into broad themes then sorted into narrower themes. Data were then searched for counter examples. Results Response rates for final year students were 34% (school A, 36% (school B and 40% (school C. Response rates for recent graduates were 56% (school A, 20% (school B and 11% (school C. There was a high level of agreement between the cohorts with respect to communication skills, problem solving and decision making skills, recognition of own limitations and the ability to cope with pressure all rated unanimously important or very important. Business acumen, knowledge of veterinary practice management and research skills were the 3 attributes ranked at the bottom of the list. Nine attributes were identified with a significantly different (p Conclusions Recent graduates and final year students rate highly the attributes which help foster the client/veterinarian relationship. Recent graduates reflect that a focus on knowledge based attributes is less important once in practice when compared to final year. The study confirms the importance to recent graduates and final year students of attributes considered as non-technical in the transition to working in the veterinary profession.

Hudson Neil PH

2011-09-01

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Federal environmental inspections handbook  

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This Federal Environmental Inspection Handbook has been prepared by the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Guidance, RCRA/CERCLA Division (EH-231). It is designed to provide DOE personnel with an easily accessible compilation of the environmental inspection requirements under Federal environmental statutes which may impact DOE operations and activities. DOE personnel are reminded that this Handbook is intended to be used in concert with, and not as a substitute for, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Federal Register (FR), and other applicable regulatory documents

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Characteristics of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: 1997  

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... of Recent Science and Engineering Graduates: 1997 Detailed Statistical Tables Hypertext Format ... Engineering Graduates: 1997 Portable Document Format (.pdf) Characteristics of Recent Science and ...

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34 CFR 668.74 - Employability of graduates.  

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...POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS Misrepresentation § 668.74 Employability of graduates. Misrepresentation by an institution regarding the employability of its graduates includes,...

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Impact of women and foreign medical graduates on specialty distribution of U.S. house officers.  

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The increase in the number of women and the decline in the number of foreign medical graduates (both foreign- and U.S.-born graduates of medical schools outside the United States) in U.S. medicine are studied by comparing the specialty distributions of U.S. house officers in the 1973-74 and 1979-80 training years. The joint effect of the distribution of sex and foreign versus U.S. medical graduate status on specialty selection is also examined. The results showed that although male and female house officers who were graduates of U.S. medical schools increased in number over the seven-year period, the rate of increase for females was over 12 times as great as the rate for men. By contrast, although male and female house officers who were graduates of foreign medical schools decreased over the same period, the rate of decrease for males was over nine times as great as the rate for women. U.S.-educated men and foreign-educated men had similar distributions across the specialties, whereas U.S.-educated women and foreign-educated women differed not only from each other but also from both groups of men. The specialty selection of foreign-educated females in the 1979-80 training year was especially different from the other three groups. Implications of these data are discussed in the context of the argument that there is a physician surplus. PMID:6502660

Mick, S S; Worobey, J L

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Notifiable events in systems for fission of nuclear fuels - nuclear power plants and research reactors whose maximum output exceeds 50 kW of thermal rating - in the Federal Republic of Germany. Third quarterly report 1995  

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The report presents the survey of notifiable events in nucleus power plants and research reactors in the Federal Republic of Germany that occurred in the period covered. The survey lists notifiable events classified to the German safety significance categories S (immediate notification), category E (prompt notification), and to the international INES categories, as well as events that have been re-classified after review. (orig.)

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Federalism, Agenda Setting, and the Dynamics of Federal Education Policy.  

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This paper is part of a larger project on agenda setting in the U.S. federal system and the development of the federal education agenda since 1965. Two questions motivate the paper, one theoretical and the other empirical: (1) how does federalism affect the federal agenda?; and (2) what explains the development of federal involvement in K-12…

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Federal Policies, State Responses, and Community College Outcomes: Testing an Augmented Bennett Hypothesis  

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We estimate the impact of increases in Federal student aid and higher education funding, such as the recently proposed American Graduation Initiative (AGI), on the outcomes of community colleges, including enrollments, list and average tuitions, and educational quality. We develop a reduced form model of state-level education policy in which state…

Frederick, Allison B.; Schmidt, Stephen J.; Davis, Lewis S.

2012-01-01

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Student Financial Aid Handbook, 2000-2001. Volume 6: Federal Work-Study.  

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The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate and graduate students who need the income to help pay the cost of their education and encourages FSW recipients to participate in community service activities. This volume describes the ways schools are required to use money from their FSW Program funds to…

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The Effect of Drug Treatment on Inmate Misconduct in Federal Prisons.  

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Evaluates the Federal Bureau of Prisons' substance abuse treatment program's effectiveness in reducing prisoner misconduct. Results show that program graduates are 74 percent less likely to engage in misconduct over a 14-month period than a comparison group. This benefit is shared by male and female inmates alike. (Contains 25 references and 2…

Langan, Neal P.; Pelissier, Bernadette M. M.

2001-01-01

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Program directors' opinions in regard to Didactic Program in Dietetics graduates' failure to secure placement in Supervised Practice Programs.  

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This study investigated program directors' perspectives on Didactic Program in Dietetics graduates' inability to secure positions in Supervised Practice Programs. The sample included all 229 program directors listed in the Directory of Dietetics Programs 1997-98. Directors contacted by electronic mail or fax completed a 4-part survey instrument including 3 Likert scale sections exploring the effects of the situation and strategies suggested to lessen them. The fourth part reported current practices. Response rate was 56%. Graduates' failure to secure Supervised Practice Program positions was found to be a significant or somewhat significant problem regardless of program size or affiliation. Strategies to increase the likelihood of Supervised Practice Program acceptance included work experience, application coaching, graduate coursework, and reapplication. We found that program directors have a high level of concern about their graduates' futures and are frustrated by their limited ability to improve the situation. Helping graduates who do not secure Supervised Practice Program assignments identify career options is essential. PMID:11573758

Parham, E; Robinson, L; Quinn, J

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Practical science communication strategies for graduate students.  

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Development of skills in science communication is a well-acknowledged gap in graduate training, but the constraints that accompany research (limited time, resources, and knowledge of opportunities) make it challenging to acquire these proficiencies. Furthermore, advisors and institutions may find it difficult to support graduate students adequately in these efforts. The result is fewer career and societal benefits because students have not learned to communicate research effectively beyond their scientific peers. To help overcome these hurdles, we developed a practical approach to incorporating broad science communication into any graduate-school time line. The approach consists of a portfolio approach that organizes outreach activities along a time line of planned graduate studies. To help design the portfolio, we mapped available science communication tools according to 5 core skills essential to most scientific careers: writing, public speaking, leadership, project management, and teaching. This helps graduate students consider the diversity of communication tools based on their desired skills, time constraints, barriers to entry, target audiences, and personal and societal communication goals. By designing a portfolio with an advisor's input, guidance, and approval, graduate students can gauge how much outreach is appropriate given their other commitments to teaching, research, and classes. The student benefits from the advisors' experience and mentorship, promotes the group's research, and establishes a track record of engagement. When graduate student participation in science communication is discussed, it is often recommended that institutions offer or require more training in communication, project management, and leadership. We suggest that graduate students can also adopt a do-it-yourself approach that includes determining students' own outreach objectives and time constraints and communicating these with their advisor. By doing so we hope students will help create a new culture of science communication in graduate student education. PMID:24762116

Kuehne, Lauren M; Twardochleb, Laura A; Fritschie, Keith J; Mims, Meryl C; Lawrence, David J; Gibson, Polly P; Stewart-Koster, Ben; Olden, Julian D

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Medicare program: hospital outpatient prospective payment system and CY 2011 payment rates; ambulatory surgical center payment system and CY 2011 payment rates; payments to hospitals for graduate medical education costs; physician self-referral rules and related changes to provider agreement regulations; payment for certified registered nurse anesthetist services furnished in rural hospitals and critical access hospitals. Final rule with comment period; final rules; and interim final rule with comment period.  

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The final rule with comment period in this document revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with this system and to implement certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act). In this final rule with comment period, we describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare hospital outpatient services paid under the prospective payment system. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1, 2011. In addition, this final rule with comment period updates the revised Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with this system and to implement certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In this final rule with comment period, we set forth the applicable relative payment weights and amounts for services furnished in ASCs, specific HCPCS codes to which these changes apply, and other pertinent ratesetting information for the CY 2011 ASC payment system. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1, 2011. In this document, we also are including two final rules that implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act relating to payments to hospitals for direct graduate medical education (GME) and indirect medical education (IME) costs; and new limitations on certain physician referrals to hospitals in which they have an ownership or investment interest. In the interim final rule with comment period that is included in this document, we are changing the effective date for otherwise eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that have been reclassified from urban to rural under section 1886(d)(8)(E) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR 412.103 to receive reasonable cost payments for anesthesia services and related care furnished by nonphysician anesthetists from cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2010, to December 2, 2010. PMID:21121180

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Predicting success for baccalaureate graduates on the NCLEX-RN.  

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The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify predictors of success for baccalaureate nursing graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Subjects (505) were graduates of a baccalaureate nursing program in the southeastern United States from 1993 to 1998. The outcome variable was pass/fail on the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt. Predictor variables included type of student (freshman admission, transfer, second degree), age at the time of licensing examination, gender, performance on selected prenursing courses, performance in all junior and senior nursing courses, cumulative grade point average (GPA) at graduation and the Mosby AssessTest score. Results showed a significant relationship between number of Cs, Ds, and Fs in nursing courses and NCLEX-RN results. Students who passed the NCLEX-RN had significantly higher average GPAs, made fewer grades of C or below, and scored higher on the Mosby AssessTest than students who failed. Nontraditional college-age students tended to have a higher passing rate than did traditional age students. A logistic regression model was developed that correctly predicted 76 per cent of the students who failed based on the information available by the end of the end of the first semester of the senior year. J Prof Nurs 17:121-127, 2001. PMID:11391557

Beeson, S A; Kissling, G

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International Geoscience Workforce Trends: More Challenges for Federal Agencies  

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Concern about the decreasing number of students entering undergraduate geoscience programs has been chronic and, at times, acute over the past three decades. Despite dwindling populations of undergraduate majors, graduate programs have remained relatively robust, bolstered by international students. With Increasing competition for graduate students by universities in Europe, Japan, Australia, and some developing countries, and with procedural challenges faced by international students seeking entry into the United States and its universities, this supply source is threatened. For corporations operating on a global scale, the opportunity to employ students from and trained in the regions in which they operate is generally a plus. For U.S. universities that have traditionally supplied this workforce, the changing situation poses challenges, but also opportunities for creative international partnerships. Federal government science agencies face more challenges than opportunities in meeting workforce needs under both present and changing education conditions. Restrictions on hiring non-U.S. citizens into the permanent workforce have been a long-standing issue for federal agencies. Exceptions are granted only where they can document the absence of eligible U.S.-citizen candidates. The U.S. Geological Survey has been successful in doing this in its Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, but there has been no solution to the broader limitation. Under current and forecast workforce recruitment conditions, creativity, such as that evidenced by the Mendenhall program,will be necessary if federal agencies are to draw from the increasingly international geoscience talent pool. With fewer U.S. citizens in U.S. geoscience graduate programs and a growing number of advanced-degreed scientists coming from universities outside the U.S., the need for changes in federal hiring policies is heightened. The near-term liklihood of this is low and combined with the decline in appeal of the U.S. as a friendly workplace for international scientists, government agencies, universities, and the private sector face geoscience workforce challenges that will continue to grow.

Groat, C. G.

2005-12-01

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Factors Affecting Academic Achievement in Graduate Management Education.  

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Analysis of the academic achievement of 71 business administration graduates indicated that scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) are more significant predictors of graduate performance than undergraduate performance is. The relationship between graduate performance and GMAT score differs for black students and white students.…

Bieker, Richard F.

1996-01-01

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Preparedness for clinical practice - Perceptions of graduates and their work supervisors  

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Purpose: The standards of performance of healthcare professionals are now well defined and used to determine health professional curricula. Empirical research evidence exists in medicine and nursing which explores how well these curricula prepare their students for clinical practice but not in the radiography profession. This research aims to determine how well prepared newly qualified radiographers were for clinical practice and to identify strengths and weaknesses in their preparedness to inform curriculum development. Methods: A postal questionnaire and semi-structured interview were used to obtain data from newly qualified diagnostic radiographers and their work-based supervisors. The questionnaire assessed graduate preparedness against a number of items drawn from published documents which define UK radiographic practice. Statistical analysis, using ANOVA and Wilcoxon, examined differences between the groups' perception of preparedness. A sample of graduates and their work supervisors were interviewed to explore preparedness. Results: There were significant differences (p ? 0.05) between; the preparedness scores of the graduates and supervisors, with supervisors rating the graduates higher than the graduates themselves; subscales of teamwork (p ? 0.05), personal attributes (p ? 0.05) and digital skills (p ? 0.01). No significant differences were found between graduates employed in their training hospital and those employed elsewhere. Interview data revealed perceived areas of graduate strength, weaknesses and areas for curriculum development. Suggestions for improvement to the methodology were identified for exploring preparedness in other health professional programmes. Conclusion: The graduates were well prepared for their role as a diagnostic radiographer. Some curriculum development is needed in specific areas and advice on methodological improvement is offered

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New Federalism, Taxes, and Cities.  

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Discusses how recent changes in federal policies have adversely affected cities. Modifications of the state block grant system, tax laws, reductions in federal support for welfare programs, and a massive federal debt have all hurt urban economies. (AM)

Kaplan, Marshall

1982-01-01

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Federal Item Name Data (FIND).  

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The Federal Item Name Data extract contains Approved Item Names (AINs), Basic Names, Colloquial Names and definitions with their associated Federal supply Classifications, (FSCs), Condition Codes, Federal Item Identification Guides (FIIGs), Applicability ...

1994-01-01

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Measuring Competencies of Higher Education Graduates  

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This chapter describes a new conceptual model for measuring competencies of higher education graduates. The proposed instrument can become a valuable tool for higher education quality management, policy evaluation, and scientific research. (Contains 1 figure.)

Allen, Jim; Ramaekers, Ger; van der Velden, Rolf

2005-01-01

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Training graduate students to be teachers  

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Pedagogic education of graduate students, when and where it exists, is restricted to theoretical courses or to the participation of the students as teachers' assistants. This model is essentially reproductive and offers few opportunities for any significant curriculum innovation. To open an opportunity for novelty we have introduced a new approach in "Biochemistry Teaching", a course included in the Biochemistry Graduate Program of the Biochemistry Department (Universidade Estadual de Campina...

de-Macedo D.V.; de-Paula E.; Torres B.B.

1999-01-01

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Self employment among Italian female graduates  

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Purpose: To investigate the gender impact of tertiary education on the probability of entering and remaining in self employment. Design/methodology/approach: We exploit a data set on labour market flows produced by the Italian National Statistical Office by interviewing about 62,000 graduate and non graduate individuals in transition between five labour market states: Dependent workers; Self-Employed workers; Unemployed persons; Non active persons. From these data we constructed an average te...

Chelli, Francesco; Rosti, Luisa

2009-01-01

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Graduate entry to medicine: widening psychological diversity  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background At Nottingham University more than 95% of entrants to the traditional 5-year medical course are school leavers. Since 2003 we have admitted graduate entrants (GEM to a shortened (4-year course to 'widen access to students from more disadvantaged backgrounds'. We have recently shown that the GEM course widens academic and socio-demographic diversity of the medical student population. This study explored whether GEM students also bring psychological diversity and whether this could be beneficial. Methods We studied: a 217 and 96 applicants to the Nottingham 5- and 4-year courses respectively, applying in the 2002-3 UCAS cycle, and, b 246 school leavers starting the 5-year course and 39 graduate entrants to the 4-year course in October 2003. The psychological profiles of the two groups of applicants and two groups of entrants were compared using their performance in the Goldberg 'Big 5' Personality test, the Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA; measuring interpersonal traits and interpersonal values, and the Lovibond and Lovibond measure of depression, anxiety and stress. For the comparison of the Entrants we excluded the 33 school leavers and seven graduates who took the tests as Applicants. Statistical analyses were undertaken using SPSS software (version 16.0. Results Graduate applicants compared to school leaver applicants were significantly more conscientious, more confident, more self controlled, more communitarian in moral orientation and less anxious. Only one of these differences was preserved in the entrants with graduates being less anxious. However, the graduate entrants were significantly less empathetic and conscientious than the school leavers. Conclusion This study has shown that school leaver and graduate entrants to medical school differ in some psychological characteristics. However, if confirmed in other studies and if they were manifest in the extreme, not all the traits brought by graduates would be desirable for someone aiming for a medical career.

Munro Don

2009-11-01

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Federal Emergency Management Agency  

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Factors Affecting Job Opportunities for University Graduates in China---the Evidence from University Graduates in Beijing  

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Full Text Available The problem of unemployed university graduates has become serious in China since the expansion of the higher education system in 1999, leading to an unemployment spell. Of China’s 5.6 million university graduates in 2008, 1.7 million are reported to have been unable to find jobs.  In this paper, the factors that determine whether a graduate finds a job in China have been studied. A duration model for this study indicates that the graduates find jobs faster if they come from colleges with higher reputation. In addition, study shows graduates with engineering and business degrees find jobs more easily, next is major of arts and social science. The graduates with law and science degrees find jobs more difficult. Other majors have no significant effects on job finding. Finally, female graduates find jobs more easily than male graduates particularly before the final graduation date and 1-2 months after graduation.

Jun Kong

2011-04-01

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Grade Inflation Rates among Different Ability Students  

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This study compares grade inflation rates among different ability students at a large, open admissions public University. Specifically, this study compares trends in graduating grade point average (GPA) from 1983 to 1996 across low, typical and higher ability students. This study also tests other explanations for increases in graduating GPA. These other explanations are changes in 1) ACT score 2) gender 3) college major and 4) vocational programs. With these other explanations considered, reg...

Stephanie Mc Spirit; Jones, Kirk E.

1999-01-01

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On the Utter Irrelevance of LPL Graduate Students An Unbiased Survey by Steward Observatory Graduate Students  

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We present a new analysis of the irrelevance of Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) graduate students at the University of Arizona. Based on extensive Monte Carlo simulations we find that the actual number of useful results from LPL graduate students is $0\\pm0.01 (5\\sigma)$. Their irrelevance quotient far surpasses that of string theorists.

Charfman, J J; Eriksen, K A; Knierman, K; Leistra, A; Mamajek, E; Monkiewicz, J; Moustakas, J; Murphy, J; Rigby, J R; Young, P A

2002-01-01

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Graduate Pathways: A Longitudinal Study of Graduates in Outdoor Studies in the U.K.  

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A longitudinal study provides a more detailed analysis of the career pathways of graduates than the First Destination Survey can achieve. This survey of 41% of graduates from a BSc (Honours) Outdoor Studies degree also examines the importance of named skills to their careers and the success of the degree in developing each skill. Two thirds of…

Prince, Heather

2005-01-01

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

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

Wei, Christina Chang; Horn, Laura

2009-01-01

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26 CFR 1.597-8 - Transitional rules for Federal financial assistance.  

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...any payment of Federal financial assistance received...effect prior to the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement...contingent right to Federal financial assistance that would...included a note bearing a market rate of...

2010-04-01

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Perceptions of desirable graduate competencies for science and technology new graduates  

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Work-integrated learning (WIL) programmes that combine on-campus classroom-based study with off-campus authentic work experience are a growing area of interest internationally. Despite widespread practice of WIL, there are few reports that shed light on appropriate pedagogies for the work experience in particular. As with any form of education, providers hold certain views as to desirable outcomes in terms of graduate profiles and of desirable graduate competencies. A complication for multi-party WIL programmes is that educational stakeholders (e.g., staff working in tertiary education provider institutions and employers) may hold different views as to desirable graduate competencies. Here we argue that an understanding of stakeholder views of desirable graduate competencies is an essential prerequisite of pedagogical design. The research reported here is an intrinsic case study and comprised an investigation of perceptions of 24 desirable graduate competencies for new science and technology graduates entering the workforce both today, and in ten years’ time. Stakeholders for four sector stakeholder groups (n = 458): undergraduate students (n = 71), recent graduates (n = 143), employers of graduates (n = 172), and faculty (n = 72), were surveyed using a previously reported and validated instrument. The research findings suggest that science and technology stakeholders see all 24 competencies as desirable, and see the importance of all skills and some skills in particular as likely to increase in ten years’ time. Despite emphasis on cognitive and technical skills (often termed ‘hard’ skills), the single most desirable skill is ability and willingness to learn, a behavioural skill (often termed ‘soft’ skills). It is proposed that classroom-based instruction is unlikely to produce graduates with the desired skills, and that work-integrated learning may have a role to play in the development of graduate competencies.

Coll, Richard K.; Zegwaard, Karsten E.

2006-05-01

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Student Graduation in Spain: To What Extent Does University Expenditure Matter?  

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Graduation rates (GRs) remain one of the most frequently applied measures of institutional performance. This paper analyzes the relationship between university characteristics and GRs in Spain, using a dataset for the entire public university system over the period 1998-2008. Since we observe the same university over several years, we address the…

García-Estevez, Javier; Duch-Brown, Néstor

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Designing Graduate-Level Plant Breeding Curriculum: A Delphi Study of Private Sector Stakeholder Opinions  

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A broad-based survey using the Delphi method was conducted to garner current information from private sector stakeholders and build consensus opinions supporting key ideas for enhancing plant breeder education and training. This study asked respondents to suggest and rate topics and content they deemed most important to plant breeding graduate

Miller, Jane K.; Repinski, Shelby L.; Hayes, Kathryn N.; Bliss, Frederick A.; Trexler, Cary J.

2011-01-01

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The Impact of Legalized Abortion on High School Graduation through Selection and Composition  

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This analysis examines whether the legalization of abortion changed high school graduation rates among the children selected into birth. Unless women in all socio-economic circumstances sought abortions to the same extent, increased use of abortion must have changed the distribution of child development inputs. I find that higher abortion ratios…

Whitaker, Stephan

2011-01-01

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A Success Course for Freshmen on Academic Probation: Persistence and Graduation Outcomes  

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Administrators at a large, public university launched a mandatory success course for freshmen placed on academic probation at the end of their first semester. We compared the rates of course participant and nonparticipant return to good academic standing; persistence to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years; and graduation (within 4 to 5 years). The…

McGrath, Shelley M.; Burd, Gail D.

2012-01-01

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Requisite Skills of Business School Graduates: Perceptions of Senior Corporate Executives.  

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Ratings by two panels of southeastern U.S. business executives revealed the following: (1) communication ability was most important for business graduates; (2) practical knowledge was valued more than theory; (3) personal qualities were more valued than computer/math skills; and (4) total quality management was important, but globalization and…

Aiken, Milam W.; And Others

1994-01-01

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Grading between the Lines: What Really Impacts Professors' Holistic Evaluation of ESL Graduate Student Writing?  

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This study examines score variations and differences in the reliability of ratings between English-as-a-second-language (ESL) and native English (NE) authored papers in a graduate course. Generalizability (G-) theory was used as a framework for analysis because it is powerful in detecting rater variability and the relative contributions of…

Huang, Jinyan; Foote, Chandra J.

2010-01-01

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The Correspondence of Public Perceptions of Graduates' Life Chances and University Departmental Funding  

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Very little prior research has examined public perceptions of research funding and the life chances associated with various fields of study. In the present task, 315 members of the Austrian general public rated 34 higher-education courses in terms of funding cuts or increases, and the perceived life chances of graduates, respectively. The results…

Swami, Viren; Furnham, Adrian; Haubner, Tanja; Stieger, Stefan; Voracek, Martin

2010-01-01

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AAMC Longitudinal Study of Medical School Graduates of 1960. NCHSR Research Digest Series.  

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A longitudinal study has been conducted on 1960 graduates of a stratified sample of 28 medical schools to provide information on physician characteristics as they relate to career decisions. This 1976 followup study, with a response rate of 73 percent, provides information on the practices of 1,850 respondents. Of approximately 900 items of…

Erdmann, James B.; And Others

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The Structure of Self-Perceived Quality of Life of Men and Women Graduate Students.  

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Self-perceived quality of life (QOL) was studied using data collected by Carter (1984) on 56 men and 83 women psychology graduate students. Attention was directed to QOL, adjustment, and stress in the study population. Life component satisfaction ratings were multiplied by the importance ascribed to them by the respondents. Life component scores…

Aguilar-Gaxiola, Sergio; And Others

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Professional openings and expectations for graduates  

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Full Text Available The aim of the document is to reflect on and encourage reflection on the professional openings and expectations of Humanities graduates.The document brings together wide-ranging sources of information in an effort to contribute to shedding some light on the enigma that professional openings and expectations for Humanities graduates still represents. The data comes from students and graduates at three Catalan universities offering the degree course: the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC. However, we are not dealing with standardised data from the universities, but rather different data obtained in different ways at each.Firstly, we have analysed the data obtained from a study into graduates gaining employment from the UAB and in Catalonia; secondly, we have collated the testimonies of the experiences in employment of twelve Humanities graduates, gained from meetings of former students of the UPF; and, thirdly, we have compiled data from a questionnaire to Humanities students at the UOC, where they were asked about their expectations in terms of the degree they were studying.The data from each university offered us different pieces to a small part of a puzzle, but which we still believe to be of interest. We should stress, likewise, that these three universities are all very different, with student profiles that are difficult to compare.

Francesc Núñez Mosteo

2004-04-01

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Personality Traits: Business versus Technical Graduates  

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Full Text Available Effective interactions depend largely on personality traits, which is a consistent and long-lasting tendency in behavior. In psychology, five major trait factors (Big Five personality traits have been generally used to assess personality of people. The study highlights the practicality of importance-performance analysis as a means to assessing the importance of personality traits dimension that should be possessed by Malaysian graduates. The importance-performance analysis is used to evaluate the gap in personality traits possessed by Business and Technical Graduates. The study is carried out in two phases: Phase 1 which involves a focus group session and Phase 2 which focus on establishing a questionnaire appropriate to the study across a diverse range of industries. The questionnaires were distributed to managers selected from a sampling frame. Graduates’ personality attributes are analysed in terms of big five personality traits which include openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and emotional stability traits. The findings of this study suggest that Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia should target improvements on a specific personality development component pertaining to openness and extroversion personality for business management graduates, and conscientiousness personality for technical graduates as part of the curriculum development strategies of these Higher Education Institutions.

Nurazariah Abidin

2012-01-01

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CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING ROMANIAN HIGHER EDUCATION GRADUATES  

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Full Text Available The paper aims at analyzing the dynamics of in Romanian higher education graduates in the 2006-2010 period, both in Romania and by the Romanian development regions. After highlighting the importance of human capital and its education, the paper analyzes the dynamics of Romanian higher education graduates in the targeted period, at both of the above-mentioned levels. The conclusions reveal that, during the analysed period: 2006-2010, the number of female, and, respectively, male higher education graduates, as well as the total number of higher education graduates, continuously increased in the 2006-2010 period at the whole country level and registered an increase trend, as well, by the eight development regions of Romania in the 2006-2010 period, with very few exceptions in some years of the period, in some of the the eight development regions of Romania. Therefore, the Romanian higher education system must correlate the graduates number with the number of work places in the Romanian economy, and take into account the necessities imposed by the participation at international competition.

Popovici (Barbulescu Adina

2012-07-01

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Nurse anesthesia education in the new millennium: outcomes of a federally funded advanced nursing education grant.  

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Graduate nursing education is evolving in response to multiple societal influences affecting higher education. Nurse anesthesia education has also been affected by these forces. This article describes the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a new graduate track in nurse anesthesia made possible by an academic partnership, and the positive impact that a federally funded grant had on the venture. The excellent academic outcomes, the changes in diversity of the student body, the innovative curriculum, and lessons learned from the project are described. PMID:16921802

Beitz, Janice M; Kost, Michael

2006-01-01

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FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data Mailing Lists  

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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provides this clearinghouse of financial and economic data. Central to this site are the data files, a compendium of hundreds of daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly time series on financial, monetary, interest rate, producer and consumer price, employment, population, and exchange rate data, among others. In late 1997, FRED began making selected databases available for delivery via email. At present, over 100 files are available in this manner.

1997-01-01

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Federalism and Health Care  

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Full Text Available President Barack Obama proposed a major overhaul of the American healthsystem, and in 2010 the U.S. Congress enacted his proposal, the PatientProtection and Affordable Care Act. Opponents of the Act challenged itsconstitutionality in federal court, claiming that it exceeds the powers grantedto the federal government under the Commerce Clause and the NecessaryProper Clause of the federal Constitution. Some courts have upheldthe law, but others have agreed with the critics, in particular ruling thatthe provision requiring citizens to buy health insurance is unconstitutional.Eventually the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the issue. This article tracesthe controversy, surveys the interpretation of pertinent constitutional provisionsin past cases, analyzes the constitutional arguments presented byproponents and opponents of the Act, and concludes that the Act is constitutional.

G. Alan Tarr

2011-10-01

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Scholarships for Scientific Initiation Encourage Post-Graduation Degree  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in portuguese Este estudo objetivou avaliar os fatores associados com a decisão de estudantes de Odontologia em participar de um programa de pósgraduação acadêmica. Um estudo transversal foi conduzido em 2012, com estudantes do último ano do curso de Odontologia do Sul do Brasil. Foi aplicado um questionário fech [...] ado composto por três diferentes blocos: período prévio à graduação, período da graduação e perspectivas futuras. O desfecho deste trabalho foi definido como a decisão de buscar uma pós-graduação acadêmica. As associações foram testadas com o teste de Qui-quadrado e de Qui-quadrado de tendência linear, quando apropriado. Além disso, foi feita a regressão multivariada de Poisson. A amostra foi composta por 671 estudantes (taxa de resposta de 69,9%, n=467). Em relação às perspectivas futuras, 68% dos estudantes entrevistados pretendem ingressar em um curso de pós-graduação, mas somente 17,5% escolheriam um programa com pós-graduação acadêmica e pesquisa (Programas de Mestrado e Doutorado). No modelo final, estudantes de universidades públicas (RP 2,08, 95% CI 1,41-3,08) e estudantes que receberam bolsa de iniciação científica (RP 1,93 95% CI 1,14-3,27) apresentaram prevalência duas vezes maior na busca de pós-graduação acadêmica. Estudantes de famílias com renda alta mostraram menor prevalência na busca destes cursos (RP 0,50, 95%IC 0,28-0,90). Desta forma, bolsas parecem incentivar os alunos de graduação na busca por pós-graduação stricto sensu. Abstract in english This study aimed to evaluate the factors associated with the decision to attend an academic post-graduation program by dental students. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012, last-year undergraduate students from Dental Schools of Southern Brazil. A closed questionnaire was applied including [...] questions grouped in three different blocks: pre-graduate, undergraduate period and future perspectives. The outcome was the decision to pursuit an academic post-graduation degree. Associations were tested using chi-squared test and chi-squared test for linear trends when appropriate. Multivariate Poisson regression was also performed. The sample was composed by 671 students (response rate of 69.9%, n=467). In relation to future perspectives, 68% of the interviewed students intended to attend a post-graduation program, but only 17.5% would choose a program with academic and research post-graduation program (Master and PhD programs). In the final model, students from public universities (PR 2.08, 95%CI 1.41-3.08) and students that received scientific initiation scholarship (PR 1.93 95%CI 1.14-3.27) presented a twice greater prevalence to seek academic post-graduate programs. Students with higher family incomes showed a lower prevalence to seek these programs (PR 0.50, 95%IC 0.28-0.90). Scholarships seem to encourage undergraduate students to pursue stricto sensu post-graduation.

Gabriela S., Pinto; Gustavo G., Nascimento; Matheus S., Mendes; Fabrício A., Ogliari; Flávio F., Demarco; Marcos B., Correa.

2014-01-01

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Scholarships for Scientific Initiation Encourage Post-Graduation Degree  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in portuguese Este estudo objetivou avaliar os fatores associados com a decisão de estudantes de Odontologia em participar de um programa de pósgraduação acadêmica. Um estudo transversal foi conduzido em 2012, com estudantes do último ano do curso de Odontologia do Sul do Brasil. Foi aplicado um questionário fech [...] ado composto por três diferentes blocos: período prévio à graduação, período da graduação e perspectivas futuras. O desfecho deste trabalho foi definido como a decisão de buscar uma pós-graduação acadêmica. As associações foram testadas com o teste de Qui-quadrado e de Qui-quadrado de tendência linear, quando apropriado. Além disso, foi feita a regressão multivariada de Poisson. A amostra foi composta por 671 estudantes (taxa de resposta de 69,9%, n=467). Em relação às perspectivas futuras, 68% dos estudantes entrevistados pretendem ingressar em um curso de pós-graduação, mas somente 17,5% escolheriam um programa com pós-graduação acadêmica e pesquisa (Programas de Mestrado e Doutorado). No modelo final, estudantes de universidades públicas (RP 2,08, 95% CI 1,41-3,08) e estudantes que receberam bolsa de iniciação científica (RP 1,93 95% CI 1,14-3,27) apresentaram prevalência duas vezes maior na busca de pós-graduação acadêmica. Estudantes de famílias com renda alta mostraram menor prevalência na busca destes cursos (RP 0,50, 95%IC 0,28-0,90). Desta forma, bolsas parecem incentivar os alunos de graduação na busca por pós-graduação stricto sensu. Abstract in english This study aimed to evaluate the factors associated with the decision to attend an academic post-graduation program by dental students. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012, last-year undergraduate students from Dental Schools of Southern Brazil. A closed questionnaire was applied including [...] questions grouped in three different blocks: pre-graduate, undergraduate period and future perspectives. The outcome was the decision to pursuit an academic post-graduation degree. Associations were tested using chi-squared test and chi-squared test for linear trends when appropriate. Multivariate Poisson regression was also performed. The sample was composed by 671 students (response rate of 69.9%, n=467). In relation to future perspectives, 68% of the interviewed students intended to attend a post-graduation program, but only 17.5% would choose a program with academic and research post-graduation program (Master and PhD programs). In the final model, students from public universities (PR 2.08, 95%CI 1.41-3.08) and students that received scientific initiation scholarship (PR 1.93 95%CI 1.14-3.27) presented a twice greater prevalence to seek academic post-graduate programs. Students with higher family incomes showed a lower prevalence to seek these programs (PR 0.50, 95%IC 0.28-0.90). Scholarships seem to encourage undergraduate students to pursue stricto sensu post-graduation.

Gabriela S., Pinto; Gustavo G., Nascimento; Matheus S., Mendes; Fabrício A., Ogliari; Flávio F., Demarco; Marcos B., Correa.

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HUMAN CAPITAL CONTRACTS IN CHILE: AN EXERCISE BASED ON INCOME DATA ON CHILEAN HE GRADUATES  

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Full Text Available SciELO Chile | Language: English Abstract in english Given that a significant proportion of the Chilean education system is financed with household resources, we present human capital contracts (HCC) as an option for higher education financing for students facing financial constraints, but who could use their expected future income flows as collateral [...] . We analyze the feasibility of HCC implementation in Chile over a set of college majors. We find that HCC can partially fund any college major in Chile and finance some majors completely, under certain conditions. Among the variables analyzed, those affecting most severely the contract pricing are initial wage level after graduation and graduation rate.

FELIPE ANDRÉS, L0ZANO-R0JAS.

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HUMAN CAPITAL CONTRACTS IN CHILE: AN EXERCISE BASED ON INCOME DATA ON CHILEAN HE GRADUATES  

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Full Text Available SciELO Chile | Language: English Abstract in english Given that a significant proportion of the Chilean education system is financed with household resources, we present human capital contracts (HCC) as an option for higher education financing for students facing financial constraints, but who could use their expected future income flows as collateral [...] . We analyze the feasibility of HCC implementation in Chile over a set of college majors. We find that HCC can partially fund any college major in Chile and finance some majors completely, under certain conditions. Among the variables analyzed, those affecting most severely the contract pricing are initial wage level after graduation and graduation rate.

FELIPE ANDRÉS, L0ZANO-R0JAS.

2012-11-01

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Federalism and health policy.  

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This paper presents a cyclical theory of U.S. federalism and social policy: Many social policy initiatives are tested and refined at the state level, especially during conservative periods, and later morph into national policies. The paper describes such federalism cycles and offers an interpretation of why and how they occur, focusing on Medicaid. State activism has preserved and expanded Medicaid through policy innovation and resistance to retrenchment, especially in conservative periods, by taking advantage of the flexibility the program provides. I conclude that Medicaid's incremental/partnership approach is appropriate and feasible to build on for a future expansion of health care coverage. PMID:16284017

Nathan, Richard P

2005-01-01

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BSN graduates' perceptions of liberal education.  

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An integrative, professional nursing curriculum grounded in liberal education has the capacity to prepare empowered, competent, and humanistic nurses as well as informed, democratic citizens. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the meaning of the lived- experience of recent Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates from a small private college in a curriculum grounded in a liberal education. The phenomenological psychological philosophy of Paul Colaizzi (1978) provided the theoretical foundation for this study. Twelve recent BSN graduates were interviewed. The three major themes that emerged were "confusion of the meaning of liberal education", "the value of liberal education", and "descriptions of the learning experiences."In conclusion, most recent graduate nurses were able to articulate the values of liberal education to professional nursing education after they understood the meaning of the term. The study suggests recommendations for strengthening curricular connections between liberal and professional learning . PMID:22868818

Hermann, Mary L; Jones, Barbara; Winterhalter, Judy

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Graduates job mobility: a longitudinal analysis  

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Full Text Available As part of the analysis of the external effectiveness of university education, a special area of attention is represented by graduates’ mobility for occupational reasons. Understanding whether or not the various types of degree courses affect mobility to a significant extent and estimating the net effect induced by individual and context-related characteristics as well as the tendency of this phenomenon over time will help provide information support to universities for use in their decision-making processes. This article proposes a multi-level longitudinal analysis to investigate the above aspects. The analysis draws upon the ALMALAUREA database relative to graduates from the years 2000, 2001 and 2002 interviewed at 1, 3 and 5 years from graduation.

Silvia Bacci

2013-05-01

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Thermal Energy for Space Cooling-Federal Technology Alert; FINAL  

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Cool storage technology can be used to significantly reduce energy costs by allowing energy-intensive, electrically driven cooling equipment to be predominantly operated during off peak hours when electricity rates are lower. This Federal Technology Alert, which is sponsored by DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), describes the basic types of cool storage technologies and cooling system integration options. In addition, it defines the savings potential in the federal sector, presents application advice, and describes the performance experience of specific federal users. The results of a case study of a GSA building using cool storage technology are also provided

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Thermal Energy for Space Cooling--Federal Technology Alert  

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Cool storage technology can be used to significantly reduce energy costs by allowing energy-intensive, electrically driven cooling equipment to be predominantly operated during off peak hours when electricity rates are lower. This Federal Technology Alert, which is sponsored by DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), describes the basic types of cool storage technologies and cooling system integration options. In addition, it defines the savings potential in the federal sector, presents application advice, and describes the performance experience of specific federal users. The results of a case study of a GSA building using cool storage technology are also provided.

Brown, Daryl R.

2000-12-31

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Economic Energy Savings Potential in Federal Buildings  

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The primary objective of this study was to estimate the current life-cycle cost-effective (i.e., economic) energy savings potential in Federal buildings and the corresponding capital investment required to achieve these savings, with Federal financing. Estimates were developed for major categories of energy efficiency measures such as building envelope, heating system, cooling system, and lighting. The analysis was based on conditions (building stock and characteristics, retrofit technologies, interest rates, energy prices, etc.) existing in the late 1990s. The potential impact of changes to any of these factors in the future was not considered.

Brown, Daryl R.; Dirks, James A.; Hunt, Diane M.

2000-09-04

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Training graduate students to be teachers.  

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Pedagogic education of graduate students, when and where it exists, is restricted to theoretical courses or to the participation of the students as teachers' assistants. This model is essentially reproductive and offers few opportunities for any significant curriculum innovation. To open an opportunity for novelty we have introduced a new approach in "Biochemistry Teaching", a course included in the Biochemistry Graduate Program of the Biochemistry Department (Universidade Estadual de Campinas and Universidade de São Paulo). The content of the course consists of a) choosing the theme, b) selecting and organizing the topics, c) preparing written material, d) establishing the methodological strategies, e) planning the evaluation tools and, finally, f) as teachers, conducting the course as an optional summer course for undergraduate students. During the first semester the graduate students establish general and specific educational objectives, select and organize contents, decide on the instructional strategies and plan evaluation tools. The contents are explored using a wide range of strategies, which include computer-aided instruction, laboratory classes, small group teaching, a few lectures and round table discussions. The graduate students also organize printed class notes to be used by the undergraduate students. Finally, as a group, they teach the summer course. In the three versions already developed, the themes chosen were Biochemistry of Exercise (UNICAMP), Biochemistry of Nutrition (UNICAMP) and Molecular Biology of Plants (USP). In all cases the number of registrations greatly exceeded the number of places and a selection had to be made. The evaluation of the experience by both graduate and undergraduate students was very positive. Graduate students considered this experience to be unique and recommended it to their schoolmates; the undergraduate students benefited from a more flexible curriculum (more options) and gave very high scores to both the courses and the teachers. PMID:10585625

de-Macedo, D V; de-Paula, E; Torres, B B

1999-12-01

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Training graduate students to be teachers  

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Full Text Available Pedagogic education of graduate students, when and where it exists, is restricted to theoretical courses or to the participation of the students as teachers' assistants. This model is essentially reproductive and offers few opportunities for any significant curriculum innovation. To open an opportunity for novelty we have introduced a new approach in "Biochemistry Teaching", a course included in the Biochemistry Graduate Program of the Biochemistry Department (Universidade Estadual de Campinas and Universidade de São Paulo. The content of the course consists of a choosing the theme, b selecting and organizing the topics, c preparing written material, d establishing the methodological strategies, e planning the evaluation tools and, finally, f as teachers, conducting the course as an optional summer course for undergraduate students. During the first semester the graduate students establish general and specific educational objectives, select and organize contents, decide on the instructional strategies and plan evaluation tools. The contents are explored using a wide range of strategies, which include computer-aided instruction, laboratory classes, small group teaching, a few lectures and round table discussions. The graduate students also organize printed class notes to be used by the undergraduate students. Finally, as a group, they teach the summer course. In the three versions already developed, the themes chosen were Biochemistry of Exercise (UNICAMP, Biochemistry of Nutrition (UNICAMP and Molecular Biology of Plants (USP. In all cases the number of registrations greatly exceeded the number of places and a selection had to be made. The evaluation of the experience by both graduate and undergraduate students was very positive. Graduate students considered this experience to be unique and recommended it to their schoolmates; the undergraduate students benefited from a more flexible curriculum (more options and gave very high scores to both the courses and the teachers.

de-Macedo D.V.

1999-01-01

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Engineering Design Education Program for Graduate School  

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The new educational methods of engineering design have attempted to improve mechanical engineering education for graduate students in a way of the collaboration in education of engineer and designer. The education program is based on the lecture and practical exercises concerning the product design, and has engineering themes and design process themes, i.e. project management, QFD, TRIZ, robust design (Taguchi method) , ergonomics, usability, marketing, conception etc. At final exercise, all students were able to design new product related to their own research theme by applying learned knowledge and techniques. By the method of engineering design education, we have confirmed that graduate students are able to experience technological and creative interest.

Ohbuchi, Yoshifumi; Iida, Haruhiko

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The development of post-graduate programs in nursing in brazil: an exploratory study  

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Full Text Available Objective: to analyze the development of post-graduate programs in nursing in Brazil. Method: documentary research, exploratory, with the primary source of online database of CAPES, the ratings on the three-year master's and doctorate in Brazil. For analysis and discussion of data were used as secondary sources of articles Base in Nursing - indexed for with descriptors such as: Education, Nursing, and Education Graduate Nursing. Results: there is a perceived concentration of post-graduate programs in nursing in the south and southeast. However, with the internalization of undergraduate courses, begins a similar process with masters and doctorates, but the pace of teacher qualification has not kept pace the market demands, creating regional concentrations of doctors nurses. Conclusions: There are difficulties to meet the demands on the titration teachers to meet the growth of institutions of higher education in nursing in Brazil. There needs to be increased as the titration nursing staff and the creation of master's and doctorate, especially in regions such as north, northeast and Midwest to meet local demand. Descriptors: education; history of nursing; education, nursing, graduate; schools; post-graduate; higher education institutions; nursing.

Thiago Alves Cavalcante, Octavio Muniz da Costa Vargens

2010-07-01

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CONNECTICUT FEDERAL PROPERTY  

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This is a 1:24,000-scale datalayer of property under the jurisdiction of Federal agencies such as the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is a polygon Shapefile that includes holdings for the Appalachian Trail, National Wil...

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Federal budget timetable  

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This is the federal budget timetable under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings). These deadlines apply to fiscal years (FY) 1987-1991. The deficit reduction measures in Gramm-Rudman-Hollings would lead to a balanced budget in 1991.

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Federal Reserve Education  

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The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the United States, and there are twelve Federal Reserve districts that range from Hawaii to Maine. This website was created by the Federal Reserve to provide high-quality educational resources about economics, personal finance, public policy and other subjects to students and the general public. First-time visitors can peruse some of the videos on the homepage, find their Reserve district via an interactive map, and also learn about the history of colonial money. Educators can use the Find Resources area to look for items of note, and they can search by keyword, title, grade, topic, or document type. Some of the most compelling material can be found in the Games & Simulations area. Here visitors will find an economic literacy test and a fun game called "Show Business: The Economics of Entertainment." The site is rounded out by the Public Resources area, which includes links to material on public tours, economic indicators and other materials on the day-to-day activities of the Federal Reserve.

2012-06-08

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42 CFR 438.370 - Federal financial participation.  

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...Federal financial participation. (a) FFP at the 75 percent rate is available in expenditures for EQR (including the production of EQR results) and EQR-related activities set forth in § 438.358 conducted by EQROs and their subcontractors....

2010-10-01

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15 CFR 310.3 - Applications for Federal recognition.  

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...structures; (iii) the type of participation proposed in the exposition...hourly wage rates for construction workers in the host city (e.g., carpenters...regulations governing the exposition and participation in it, which, if Federal...

2010-01-01

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Final Evaluation Report  

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... 7. Transition Point Three: Career and Life Choices of Graduate Students (PDF) 43k 8. Key Findings ... PDF) 31kb 12. Appendix C: Graduate Student Follow-up Survey Questionnaire (PDF) 126kb (Word) 727kb ...

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A Survey of Graduate Programs in Computer Science.  

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Reports on a survey of universities in the United States which offer computer science graduate programs. Summarizes findings relating to the general attributes of responding universities, hardware and software resources, graduate student entry requirements, and courses of study. (TW)

Ali, Mahir; Perkins, Sharon

1987-01-01

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13 CFR 124.302 - What is early graduation?  

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...2010-01-01 false What is early graduation? 124.302 Section 124.302 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS...Business Development Exiting the 8(a) Bd Program § 124.302 What is early graduation? (a)...

2010-01-01

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34 CFR 648.1 - What is the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program?  

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...Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program? 648.1 Section 648.1...GRADUATE ASSISTANCE IN AREAS OF NATIONAL NEED General § 648.1 What is the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need program? The Graduate Assistance...

2010-07-01

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Grade Inflation Rates among Different Ability Students  

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Full Text Available This study compares grade inflation rates among different ability students at a large, open admissions public University. Specifically, this study compares trends in graduating grade point average (GPA from 1983 to 1996 across low, typical and higher ability students. This study also tests other explanations for increases in graduating GPA. These other explanations are changes in 1 ACT score 2 gender 3 college major and 4 vocational programs. With these other explanations considered, regression results still report an inflationary trend in graduating GPA. Time, as measured by college entry year, is still a significant positive predictor of GPA. More directly, comparisons of regression coefficients reveal lower ability students as experiencing the highest rate of grade increase. Higher grade inflation rates among low aptitude students suggest that faculty might be using grades to encourage learning among marginal students.

Stephanie Mc Spirit

1999-09-01

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Gender discrimination in the Australian graduate labour market  

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This paper examines gender discrimination in the Australian graduate labour market, using data from the Graduate Destination Surveys 1999-2009. A framework of analysis provided by the overeducation/required education/undereducation literature is applied. A smaller gender wage gap is found for university graduates than that reported for all workers in earlier studies. It is shown, however, that the gender wage gap widens with the age at graduation. This pattern is argued to reflect the influen...

Li, Ian W.; Miller, Paul W.

2012-01-01

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Appendix: Marketing and Student Recruitment Practices for Master's-Level Graduate Programs, 2012. Trends in Enrollment Management  

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This paper presents the appendix to "Marketing and Student Recruitment Practices for Master's-Level Graduate Programs, 2012" report. Included in this appendix are: (1) Ratings of the primary practices measured in this study, displayed by institution type; (2) The practice of purchasing prospective student names and addresses; (3) Ratings of…

Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2012

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The Impact of the Reform of the Italian Higher Education System on the Labour Market for Young Graduates  

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This article assesses the effectiveness of a reform of the higher education system aimed at stimulating employability and faster access to the labour market for Italian graduates. Using the Taylor formula, the evolution of the employment rates has been followed through the movements and interaction of activity and unemployment rates. The progress…

Potestio, Paola

2014-01-01

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Enforcement of federal underground storage tank regulations  

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During the 1980s, underground storage tanks (USTs) were leaking petroleum products into the soil and groundwater at an alarming rate. The federal government has recently developed an UST regulatory program that includes operating and financial responsibility requirements. Federal regulation requires UST system owners to notify state environmental agencies of the existence of these systems, and directs the EPA to formulate regulations concerning UST release detection, prevention, and corrective action, as well as for financial responsibility for leaks of regulated substances from USTs. State environmental agencies are required to compile tank inventories and to provide this information to the EPA. The EPA is mandated to establish a federal program for the regulation of USTs that allows state programs to operate in lieu of the federal program is they are no less strict than the federal requirements and can be adequately enforced. To recover shallow spills, the contaminated soil may be excavated and placed in a landfill. For deeper pollution, the only methods of treatment are flushing and recovery or an in-situ treatment, such as biological degradation using bacteria. Ethical issues include the relationship between the public demand for petroleum products, environmental damage, and the conflicts encountered by environmental consulting firms. Legal issues concern the notification of the public and the sale of property on which storage tanks are located, as well as the increasing involvement of the legal system in enforcement of environmental legislation

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Integrating Graduate Study with Corporate Responsibilities.  

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Describes a growing competition for advancement within corporate ranks due to technical and cultural changes, an occurrence that has increased the number of young and midcareer professionals in graduate institutions. Discusses examples of cooperative and collaborative activities between corporations and universities in developing high-quality…

Francis, J. Bruce; James, Suzanne G.

1998-01-01

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The Value of Graduates and Postgraduates  

Nov 5, 2009 ... University • Loughborough University • McKinsey & Company .... financial \\services, pharmaceuticals, telecomms, aerospace, energy and R&D and \\business ... the impact of their recruitment and development processes, and so \\likely to .... Engineering and Maths) and in the core skills of graduates recruited ...

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Graduating Black Males: A Generic Qualitative Study  

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Black males face a difficult educational battle. Across America, graduation statistics for Black males are sobering. The purpose of this study was to explore why Black males drop out of school and to examine the current employment status of the study participants. The research took place in rural North Carolina. Fifteen Black American male high…

Bell, Edward E.

2014-01-01

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Panel on Graduate Education in Science  

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As a result of the shifting emphasis for public investment in basic research and higher education, opportunities for new PhDs to follow traditional academic research careers are expected to decrease. Given these realities, it is both essential and timely to re-examine the role of graduate schools in serving our discipline, our students, and the society which supports us. Central to the discussion are the questions: (1) What should be the goals and content of an astronomy graduate education in view of (a) the discipline's need to continue a tradition of carrying out world class research, and (b) our nation's need for imaginative, scientifically capable and adaptable young people, both in the technical workforce and as teachers in the nation's schools? (2) Should we consider changing our admissions policies, graduate curricula, funding patterns or academic culture to meet the needs of (a) our discipline, and (b) our nation? The panelists will share their current perspectives on these very challenging questions. A follow-up open discussion on these issues will be held on Tuesday evening. A detailed outline of the questions regarding the goals of graduate education in astronomy formulated by the AAS Education Policy Board may be found through the Education link on the AAS World Wide Web homepage.

Strom, S.; Edwards, S.; Gallagher, J. S.; Levy, E.; York, D.; van Horn, H.; Wyckoff, S.

1995-12-01

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Attitudes Toward Homosexuality among Graduate Counseling Students  

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Surveyed graduate counseling students regarding attitudes toward homosexuality. Results indicate counseling students feel ill-prepared to deal with homosexual clients, are unsure about the etiology of homosexuality, and that female students respond differently from male students regarding many aspects of homosexuality. (Author)

Thompson, George H.; Fishburn, William R.

1977-01-01

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Graduation Coaching in a Rural District School  

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The GEAR UP graduation coach intervention developed by the GEAR UP Learning Centers at Western Michigan University (WMU) addresses the issue of academic failure of at-risk students in high school. This personalized early intervention strategy begins by assessing students' unique circumstances, academic histories, and strengths and weaknesses…

Zeller, Pamela J.; Carpenter, Shelly; Lacefield, Warren E.; Applegate, E. Brooks

2013-01-01

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An Online Graduate Requirements Engineering Course  

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Requirements engineering is one of the fundamental knowledge areas in software and systems engineering graduate curricula. Recent changes in educational delivery and student demographics have created new challenges for requirements engineering education. In particular, there is an increasing demand for online education for working professionals.…

Kilicay-Ergin, N.; Laplante, P. A.

2013-01-01

310

Graduate Student Attitudes toward Grading Systems  

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This study examined graduate student attitudes towards letter and pass/fail grading systems in the Law School and the School of Education in a selective university in the United States. Fifty-four students completed a questionnaire on goal orientations (ability comparison vs. mastery), amount of effort and stress in each of the two grading…

Michaelides, Michalis; Kirshner, Ben

2005-01-01

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Intuitive expertise in ICT graduate supervision  

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Full Text Available Intuitive expertise in the application of advanced interdisciplinary facilitation is the subject of this personal reflection on the graduate supervisory style of Professor David Squires in computers in education. This single-case reflective study examines the characteristics of effective supervision observed during masters and doctoral supervision at King's College in the years 1990-9. Interdisciplinarity in ICT graduate studies particularly requires a fluency of supervisory expertise in enabling supervisees to combine multiple complex perspectives from a number of fields of knowledge. Intuitive combinatory aspects of supervision are highlighted in this reflection on the role carried out by an academic expert in facilitating student success. This is examined from a perspective incorporating affective as well as intellectual elements, informed by characteristics identified in professional sports and performing arts coaching/mentoring. Key characteristics comprising a model of intuitive expertise in ICT graduate supervision were outlined. The resultant portrait aims to complement existing literature on graduate supervision, with reference to the field of ICTI computers in education relating to student hypermedia composition.

Jill Jameson

2002-12-01

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Mathematics Students' Next Steps after Graduation  

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This article is about what happens to newly minted mathematics graduates. It explores data from the first destination statistics from the perspective of mathematics lecturers and others involved in institutions that provide a higher education in mathematics. It also looks at reasons why this issue is important to those engaged in the higher…

Bourner, Tom; Greener, Sue; Rospigliosi, Asher

2009-01-01

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Promoting Social Responsibility in Graduate Psychology Training.  

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This paper describes the intentional implementation of a program designed to enhance attitudes of social responsibility in graduate students in clinical psychology. Key factors in developing social responsibility appear to be confrontation with injustice, modeling, and self-efficacy. Teaching goals and methods for facilitating these factors are…

Campbell, Clark D.

314

An Experiential Learning Approach to Graduate Education  

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This paper assesses the promises and challenges associated with developing, conducting, and funding a rigorous, interdisciplinary, graduate field course with a strong experiential learning foundation. The course, Communities and Natural Resources, provides students from diverse backgrounds with an interdisciplinary, experiential learning opportunity. While the authors handle course logistics and provide students with relevant theoretical foundations from several disciplines, the actual instr...

Bliss, John C.; Mactavish, Kate; Christoffersen, Nils; Abrams, Jesse; Guillozet, Kathleen

2008-01-01

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Graduates "Doing Gender" as Early Career Professionals  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how early career professionals "do gender" in their new professional context. Specifically, it explores how two groups of graduates, psychologists and political scientists, "do gender" as early career professionals with a particular emphasis on how they acquire legitimacy in relation to their…

Nystrom, Sofia

2010-01-01

316

Present Situation of Graduate Studies, Brazil - 75.  

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Graduate programs in Brazil in July 1975 were surveyed to obtain information about supply/demand and productivity. The tabular and graphic data cover institutions of higher education; number of courses, teaching staff, and student body. A minimum of narrative information is included. (LBH)

Ministry of Education and Culture, Brasilia (Brazil).

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Graduate Entrepreneurship Education in the United Kingdom  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the progress made by UK higher education institutions (HEIs) to deliver the enterprise education agenda. The key areas for research included the type, content and delivery methods of graduate enterprise education being offered in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire was e-mailed to…

McKeown, Julie; Millman, Cindy; Sursani, Srikanth Reddy; Smith, Kelly; Martin, Lynn M.

2006-01-01

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Predicting Teacher Effectiveness from Graduate Admissions Predictors  

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Student achievement in an introductory psychology course was found to correlate most strongly with the teaching assistant's Graduate Record Examination (GRE)-Advanced psychology score, and number of undergraduate psychology courses taken by the instructor. Student satisfaction with the teacher, however, was best predicted by the instructor's…

Vecchio, Robert; Costin, Frank

1977-01-01

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Employment Outcomes of Gerontology Certificate Graduates  

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Students desiring specialized skills and knowledge in working with older adults frequently pursue gerontology certificates. This paper reports the results of a study of gerontology certificate graduates which examined their educational backgrounds, their employment status, the predictive factors which led to aging-related jobs, and their…

Adler, Geri

2008-01-01

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Graduate Student Project: Operations Management Product Plan  

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An operations management product project is an effective instructional technique that fills a void in current operations management literature in product planning. More than 94.1% of 286 graduates favored the project as a learning tool, and results demonstrate the significant impact the project had in predicting student performance. The author…

Fish, Lynn

2007-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Sustained Change: Institutionalizing Interdisciplinary Graduate Education  

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We employ Scott's three pillars of institutions (regulative, normative, and cultural-cognitive) to investigate how higher education organizations change to support interdisciplinary graduate education. Using document analysis and case study approaches, we illustrate how strategies which address both policies and cultural norms are most…

Borrego, Maura; Boden, Daniel; Newswander, Lynita K.

2014-01-01

322

Addition by Subtraction: The Relation between Dropout Rates and School-Level Academic Achievement  

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Background/Context: Efforts to improve student achievement should increase graduation rates. However, work investigating the effects of student-level accountability has consistently demonstrated that increases in the standards for high school graduation are correlated with increases in dropout rates. The most favored explanation for this finding…

Glennie, Elizabeth; Bonneau, Kara; vanDellen, Michelle; Dodge, Kenneth A.

2012-01-01

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Federal Wind Energy Research Program  

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The Office of Program Analysis (OPA) undertook an assessment of 55 research projects sponsored by the Federal Wind Energy Research Program. This report summarizes the results of that review. In accordance with statue and policy guidance, the program's research has targeted the sciences of wind turbine dynamics and the development of advanced components and systems. Wind turbine research has focused on atmospheric fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and structural dynamics. Rating factors including project scientific and technical merit, appropriateness and level of innovation of the technical approach, quality of the project team, productivity, and probable impact on the program's mission. Each project was also given an overall evaluation supported with written comments. 1 fig.

1991-10-01

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A Software Application for Managing Graduates and Graduation Diploma in the University  

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Full Text Available This paper presents the structure mode of organization and storage of data that is contained in a graduation diploma. The graduation diploma is of three types, based on the three important cycles of study (bachelor, master, and doctoral degree. We do an analysis of the information that is included in the graduation diploma and how we can manage this from the quality point of view.We print the graduation diploma once on the form, elaborated by our Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation (MECI, we can make a duplicate in certain cases.We suggest an online application which is based on a software solution using Apache, PHP and MySQL.

Mîzgaciu C.

2009-12-01

325

78 FR 27968 - Federal Management Regulation; Redesignations of Federal Buildings  

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...redesignation of six Federal buildings. DATES: Expiration...30, 2013. The building designations and...redesignation of six Federal buildings. 2. When does...30, 2013. The building designations and...the redesignated buildings are as follows...Ariel Rios Federal Building William...

2013-05-13

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Graduates', University Lecturers' and Employers' Perceptions towards Employability Skills  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore employability skills that employers, university lecturers and graduates value to bring to the workplace, when graduates are applying for entry-level graduate jobs in the field of computer science in Sri Lanka. Design/methodology/approach: A total of three samples were selected for this exploratory…

Wickramasinghe, Vathsala; Perera, Lasantha

2010-01-01

327

College Women's Value Orientations toward Family, Career, and Graduate School.  

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Scales assessing intention to attend graduate school and family/career values were completed by 216 college women. Multiple regression analyses demonstrated that components of task value (intrinsic-attainment, utility, cost) predicted graduate study intentions. Strong career orientation was positively related to the valuing of graduate education.…

Battle, Ann; Wigfield, Allan

2003-01-01

328

Destination of Dade County Public High School Graduates. Information Capsule.  

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This study, which uses data from the Florida Department of Education Readiness for College reports, tracks Dade County Public High School (DCPS) graduates' entries into Florida colleges during the year following their graduation. During the 1996-1997 year, 43% (5,773 graduates) did not enter public secondary education in Florida. Of the 7,805…

Morris, Cathy

329

Challenges of Graduate Students at Malaysian Higher Education Institutions  

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In this paper, the challenges faced by graduate students in Malaysia are discussed. Structure of graduate programs, lack of research resources, limited research opportunities, lack of opportunity to involve in professional organizations, shortage of qualified academic staffs, and lack of financial aid are some of challenges faced by graduate

Sumari, Melati

2005-01-01

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Enrollment Report on Graduate Degree Programs, Fall 1975  

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Detailed information on graduate pharmacy programs in the accredited schools of pharmacy in the U. S. is presented in tables covering: masters degree programs, doctoral enrollments, part-time enrollments, geographic distribution of full-time graduate students, admission requirements and financial programs, planned graduate programs, and five-year…

Schlegel, John F.; Rodowskas, Christopher A., Jr.

1976-01-01

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Problems in Employment Trend of Higher Vocational Graduates and Countermeasures  

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Full Text Available Based on analyzing the regional character of higher vocational graduates employment, this paper analyzes the reasons for this employment trend, advances relevant countermeasures for employment of higher vocational graduates, and explores the direction for higher vocational graduates employment.

Jianhua Tan

2011-05-01

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Monetary Rewards and Competences of Young European Graduates  

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We use data from a sample of European higher education graduates at early stages of their working careers to provide evidence on the determinants of the human capital competences (talents, skills and capabilities) acquired by young graduates in Education and of those required by the jobs they perform. More than 36,000 graduates holding a first…

Mora, Jose-Gines; Garcia-Aracil, Adela; Carot, Jose-Miguel; Vila, Luis E.

2006-01-01

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Academic Stress and Marital Adjustment in a Graduate Psychology Program.  

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As the number of married college students increases, there is growing interest in the impact of graduate study on marital adjustment. In an attempt to determine whether studying psychology and marriage counseling would ameliorate the stressful effects of graduate study on spouses, 72 psychology graduate students who were specializing in Marriage,…

Hedstrom, Lloyd J.; Hedstrom, Betty J.

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A Comparison of Graduate and Professional Students: Their Daily Stressors.  

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The stressful effects of advanced academic training were examined in a comparison of six graduate and professional programs at Vanderbilt University. The focus was on the nonacademic, daily stressors and negative mood states of 152 students in medicine, business, divinity, graduate department of religion, and two graduate psychology departments.…

Smith, M. Shelton; And Others

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Counting Chickens before They Are Hatched: An Examination of Student Retention, Graduation, Attrition, and Dropout Measurement Validity in an Online Master's Environment  

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This article examines definitions, rationales, and calculations associated with higher education performance measures: persistence, retention rate, attrition rate, drop-out rate, and graduation rate. Strengths and limitations of these measures are scrutinized relative to online master's programs. Outcomes of a sample of students (N = 96) enrolled…

Haydarov, Rustam; Moxley, Virginia; Anderson, Dawn

2013-01-01

336

PENN PASS: a program for graduates of foreign dental schools.  

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An increasing number of graduates of foreign dental schools who enroll in advanced standing programs to qualify for licensure calls for dental schools to be prepared to handle not only the curricular demands but also the growing cultural diversity among its student population. The "reeducation" of this student group not only meets the need of foreign dentists for an American degree but may also provide health professionals to service various ethnic populations whose language and culture they are able to understand and identify with. A survey of students and graduates of a two-year Program for Advanced Standing Students (PASS) for graduates of foreign dental schools representing 34 countries aimed to arrive at an understanding of this student group through characterization of the foreign dentists and identification of their attitudes and feelings toward various aspects of the program, the school and faculty and their experience of stress. This report includes description of the distinctive features of the program which cater to specific needs and concerns of this non-traditional group of dental students. PASS students are accepted on the basis of their grades in dental school in home country, scores in the National Dental Board Examination Part I, Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), and ratings in personal interviews. They complete an intensive summer program consisting of didactic and laboratory courses which prepares them for integration with four-year students for the last two years of didactic and clinical curriculum. Cultural diversity seminars, a special English class, PASS class meetings and seminars are unique additions to their program and aim to assist them adjust to the educational, social and cultural systems in an American school. Results of the survey show a majority of the PASS students feel that they are part of the school and that there is someone in the school whom they can approach for problems. An understanding of their ethnic and educational background is seen as a significant factor in their second basic dental education. Implications for education of foreign dental graduates amidst increasing diversification of the student body are discussed. PMID:7798405

Berthold, P; Lopez, N

1994-01-01

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Career choices on graduation a study of recent graduates from University College Cork.  

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Irish dental graduates are eligible to enter general dental practice immediately after qualification. Unlike their United Kingdom counterparts, there is no requirement to undertake vocational training (VT) or any pre-registration training. VT is a mandatory 12-month period for all UK dental graduates who wish to work within the National Health Service. It provides structured, supervised experience in training practices and through organised study days.

McKenna, Gerald

2009-12-01

338

Medical graduates feel well-prepared for clinical work  

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INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess the coherence between the undergraduate medical program at Aarhus University and the foundation year. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional questionnaire survey included 503 doctors graduated from Aarhus University from the winter of 2007/2008 to the summer of 2009. RESULTS: The response rate was 73%. Approximately 73% of the respondents were in their foundation year or their first year of specialist training and 83% generally felt well-prepared. Respondents found that most of the learning outcomes of the undergraduate medical curriculum at Aarhus University are important for junior doctors. More than 90% of the respondents estimated that they were sufficiently prepared when it came to core outcomes such as history taking and physical examination. Five issues diverged considerably in importance stated and preparedness experienced: suggestion of diagnoses, initiation of treatment, pharmacotherapy, handling of own emotions and structuring of own learning. Also, 40% stated that their clerkships had only had little value in preparing them for their foundation year. CONCLUSION: Overall, graduates felt well-prepared and characterized the education coherent. However, the study raises major questions concerning clerkships and competence in treatments, pharmacotherapy and the more personal aspects of professionalism.

MØrcke, Anne Mette; Nielsen, Dorte Guldbrand

2011-01-01

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Federal research policy 1988  

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The report covers several separate parts dealing with the following: Orientation and perspectives of the Federal Government's research policy; resources available for science, research and development; fields of main interest in R and D work sponsored by the Government; research and technology policy of the Lands; international and national research and technology policy; organisations promoting and establishment doing research work in the FRG; statistics. The guidelines and principles of research policy are given: freedom of science and research; restraint from governmental influence within the meaning of the subsidiarity principle; positive attitude to scientific and technical progress; investigation of long-term perspectives and options; fostering joint responsibility of the Federal Government and the Lands; development of international cooperation. (orig./HSCH)

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Cloud federations in contrail  

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Cloud computing infrastructures support dynamical and flexible access to computational, network and storage resources. To date, several disjoint industrial and academic technologies provide infrastruc- ture level access to Clouds. Especially for industrial platforms, the evolu- tion of de-facto standards goes together with worries about user lock-in to a platform. The Contrail project [6] proposes a federated and integrated approach to Clouds. In this work we present and motivate the architec...

Carlini, Emanuele; Coppola, Massimo; Dazzi, Patrizio; Ricci, Laura; Righetti, Giacomo

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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75 FR 29744 - Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational...  

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The Secretary announces the annual updates to the tables that will be used in the statutory ``Federal Need Analysis Methodology'' to determine a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year 2011-2012 for the student financial aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). An EFC is the amount a student and his or her family may......

2010-05-27

342

Graduate Experience in Science Education: The Development of a Science Education Course for Biomedical Science Graduate Students  

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The University of Rochester's Graduate Experience in Science Education (GESE) course familiarizes biomedical science graduate students interested in pursuing academic career tracks with a fundamental understanding of some of the theory, principles, and concepts of science education. This one-semester elective course provides graduate students with…

Markowitz, Dina G.; DuPre, Michael J.

2007-01-01

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The Federal Air Pollution Program.  

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Described is the Federal air pollution program as it was in 1967. The booklet is divided into these major topics: History of the Federal Program; Research; Assistance to State and Local Governments; Abatement and Prevention of Air Pollution; Control of Motor Vehicle Pollution; Information and Education; and Conclusion. Federal legislation has…

National Air Pollution Control Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.

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78 FR 4369 - Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services  

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...ICS rates in federal prisons are set by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. 3. Public Policy Considerations. Petitioners...of the growth in the prison population.'' As...families is an important public policy matter, and that...

2013-01-22

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Evidence based post graduate training. A systematic review of reviews based on the WFME quality framework  

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Full Text Available Abstract Background A framework for high quality in post graduate training has been defined by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME. The objective of this paper is to perform a systematic review of reviews to find current evidence regarding aspects of quality of post graduate training and to organise the results following the 9 areas of the WFME framework. Methods The systematic literature review was conducted in 2009 in Medline Ovid, EMBASE, ERIC and RDRB databases from 1995 onward. The reviews were selected by two independent researchers and a quality appraisal was based on the SIGN tool. Results 31 reviews met inclusion criteria. The majority of the reviews provided information about the training process (WFME area 2, the assessment of trainees (WFME area 3 and the trainees (WFME area 4. One review covered the area 8 'governance and administration'. No review was found in relation to the mission and outcomes, the evaluation of the training process and the continuous renewal (respectively areas 1, 7 and 9 of the WFME framework. Conclusions The majority of the reviews provided information about the training process, the assessment of trainees and the trainees. Indicators used for quality assessment purposes of post graduate training should be based on this evidence but further research is needed for some areas in particular to assess the quality of the training process.

Paulus Dominique

2011-10-01

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Physics Graduate Studentsâ Attitudes and Approaches to Problem Solving  

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Students' attitudes and approaches to problem solving in physics can profoundly inluence their motivation to learn and their development of expertise. We administered an Attitudes and Approaches to Problem Solving (AAPS) survey to physics graduate students and analyzed their responses about problem solving in their own graduate level courses vs. problem solving in introductory physics. The physics graduate students' responses to the survey questions were also compared with those of introductory students and physics faculty. Survey responses suggest that graduate students' attitudes about graduate level problem solving sometimes has similar patterns to introductory-level problem solving by introductory students.

Singh, Chandralekha; Mason, Andrew J.

2010-01-18

347

Federating Metadata Catalogs  

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The Geosciences Network project (www.geongrid.org) has been developing cyberinfrastructure for data sharing in the Earth Science community based on a service-oriented architecture. The project defines a standard "software stack", which includes a standardized set of software modules and corresponding service interfaces. The system employs Grid certificates for distributed user authentication. The GEON Portal provides online access to these services via a set of portlets. This service-oriented approach has enabled the GEON network to easily expand to new sites and deploy the same infrastructure in new projects. To facilitate interoperation with other distributed geoinformatics environments, service standards are being defined and implemented for catalog services and federated search across distributed catalogs. The need arises because there may be multiple metadata catalogs in a distributed system, for example, for each institution, agency, geographic region, and/or country. Ideally, a geoinformatics user should be able to search across all such catalogs by making a single search request. In this paper, we describe our implementation for such a search capability across federated metadata catalogs in the GEON service-oriented architecture. The GEON catalog can be searched using spatial, temporal, and other metadata-based search criteria. The search can be invoked as a Web service and, thus, can be imbedded in any software application. The need for federated catalogs in GEON arises because, (i) GEON collaborators at the University of Hyderabad, India have deployed their own catalog, as part of the iGEON-India effort, to register information about local resources for broader access across the network, (ii) GEON collaborators in the GEO Grid (Global Earth Observations Grid) project at AIST, Japan have implemented a catalog for their ASTER data products, and (iii) we have recently deployed a search service to access all data products from the EarthScope project in the US (http://es-portal.geongrid.org), which are distributed across data archives at IRIS in Seattle, Washington, UNAVCO in Boulder, Colorado, and at the ICDP archives in GFZ, Potsdam, Germany. This service implements a "virtual" catalog--the actual/"physical" catalogs and data are stored at each of the remote locations. A federated search across all these catalogs would enable GEON users to discover data across all of these environments with a single search request. Our objective is to implement this search service via the OGC Catalog Services for the Web (CS-W) standard by providing appropriate CSW "wrappers" for each metadata catalog, as necessary. This paper will discuss technical issues in designing and deploying such a multi-catalog search service in GEON and describe an initial prototype of the federated search capability.

Baru, C.; Lin, K.

2009-04-01

348

Testing an Academic Library Website for Usability with Faculty and Graduate Students  

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Full Text Available Objectives – This usability study was developed to observe faculty and graduate students’ reactions to a recent redesign of the University of Kansas (KU Libraries’ website. The redesign included new navigational features, introduction of a federated search tool, a quick search box on the front page, and research subject pages. The study also provided the opportunity to observe the practices of faculty and graduate students in locating and retrieving information on the Libraries’ website.Methods – Ten participants (five faculty and five graduate students representing diverse disciplines were solicited for the study. Participants were required to access the Libraries’ website to answer a series of questions regarding new and updated features of the website. Observational analysis using Morae™ software was conducted and interviews with each participant provided details of their opinions on how these new features would influence their research and teaching activities.Results – Most of the participants either did not notice or ignored the major website changes. Links to and locations of commonly used resources (e.g. catalogue; databases; e?journals had been changed minimally, and the faculty and graduate student participants gravitated to those familiar features to complete tasks. Prior to the study, participants had not accessed the new discovery tools; however, once previewed, responses to the tools’ utility were generally favourable. After using the federated search tool on a familiar topic, several participants noted that, when directed to databases they had not previously considered, they were able to locate citations they had missed in the past. Observers noted pitfalls in navigating the site such as inconsistent underscoring of links, ambiguous terminology, and unclear icons meant to expand subject heading lists. Unexpected searching behaviours were observed, including inconsistent and lack of conceptual understanding in searching for e?journal content.Conclusions – This study provides evidence regarding the usability of a library website with a population already familiar with library resources. It demonstrated that faculty and graduate students are not interested in experimenting with new discovery tools but are amenable to their potential value to undergraduate students. The recent trend toward minimizing content and links on websites satisfies this population, one which is already comfortable with the basic attributes of a library’s website.

Monica Claassen?Wilson

2009-12-01

349

Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, 2007  

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Study of the stay rate in the United States of foreign nationals receiving their S/E doctorates from U.S. universities. This study has estimated stay rates in 2007 for persons receiving a doctorate one, two, five, and ten years previously. The two-year stay rate (for 2005 graduates) recovered from the decline experienced earlier in the decade. The five-year stay rate (for 2002 graduates) is lower; the ten-year stay rate (for 1997 graduates) reached a new high.

Dr. Michael G. Finn

2010-01-04

350

The Federal Role in Science and Engineering Graduate and Postdoctoral Education  

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... objectives of this partnership. The Board identifies some troubling issues that have emerged as a ... the same time develop science and engineering talent. The proximity and integration of the two ...

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General practice career intentions among graduate-entry students: a cross-sectional study at Ireland's newest medical school.  

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Increased care provision and clinical activity in General Practice in Ireland will have important manpower implications. Recent developments in medical education policy including the introduction of graduate-entry medical degree programmes may help address this issue. The aim of this study was to determine GP career intentions among students on an Irish graduate-entry medical degree programme and to identify factors that influence these. An electronic cross-sectional study of students at University of Limerick Graduate-Entry Medical School (UL-GEMS) was undertaken. We received 139 replies (78% response rate). 41 (29%) reported GP was their current preferred career choice, while 29 (19%) reported it was their preferred career choice on entry to medical school. This first study to present data on GP career intentions among graduate-entry students in Ireland highlights the specialty as a popular preferred career choice among students, both on entry to, and during medical school. The study also identifies factors which are likely to be important in determining career intentions. Further research to examine this issue at other graduate-entry medical schools in Ireland and to determine whether our findings are pursued over time amongst graduates is a priority. PMID:24654489

Lane, G; Dunne, C; English, A; Finucane, P; O'Connor, R; Griffin, M; O'Sullivan, B; Hanrahan, C; McGrath, D; O'Donovan, N; Cullen, W

2014-02-01

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A Study of Post M.B.B.S. Life Perceptions among Recently Graduating Doctors in Surat City  

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Full Text Available Background: In today’s time, insurmountable uncertainties in the medical field leads to lot of frustrations amongst the new pass out medical graduates. Aim: The current study was planned with an aim to explore the perceptions of the recent medical graduates/graduating students on life after M.B.B.S. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study comprising of face-to-face interviews using a semi-structured interview schedule among 400 simple randomly selected recently graduated/graduating M.B.B.S. doctors of Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research. Results: Majority 70% of respondents were satisfied with their decision of taking admission in M.B.B.S. with satisfaction level higher amongst females compared to males (P=0.002. As compared to interns, higher satisfaction rate was observed among residents (P=0.042 and senior students (P=0.008. Conclusion: Freshly graduating doctors face a very perplexing situation after M.B.B.S, as after years of studies, the brightest students, face an uncertain future.

Kanan T. Desai, Vinesh Shah, Danish B Kanpurwala, Ravi A Jariwala, Rk Bansal

2012-01-01

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Graduate IT orientation courses in LIS  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this research is to test the impact of the graduate IT orientation courses, both on the student body and the faculty. The project surveyed the manner of delivery of "IT Basics" on graduate courses in three different "trend-setting" universities in Iran to uncover any shifts or development in training philosophy. Course delivery was analyzed from the standpoint of content, course requirements, instructor/students expectations, as well as instruction style. The comparison aimed to test the impact of the IT orientation courses, both on the student body and the faculty. The paper will outline the differences in student cohort (social and ethnic background, the courses and the staff and students attitude to the courses.

Nader Naghshineh

2006-12-01

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Fostering significant learning in graduate nursing education.  

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Faculty who want to energize graduate students with creative classes that lead to long-lasting learning will benefit by designing course objectives, learning activities, and assessment tools using Fink's taxonomy of significant learning and Wiggins's insights on performance-based or educative assessments. Research shows that course designs relying on content-driven lectures and written examinations do not promote significant learning among adult learners. This article reviews six types of significant learning using Fink's taxonomy and examines Wiggins's "backward" approach to designing courses using performance-based assessments that gauge true learning and learning that promotes a lasting change. When designing courses, educators should ask: "What do I really want students to get out of this course?" The answers will direct the design of objectives, learning activities, and assessment tools. Designing graduate courses using Fink's taxonomy and Wiggins's backward approach can lead to significant learning to better prepare nurse practitioners for the future of health care. PMID:24547728

Marrocco, Geraldine F

2014-03-01

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14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - 2  

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...false 2 Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 50 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 50-2 Editorial...

2010-01-01

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14 CFR Special Federal Aviation... - 1  

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...false 1 Federal Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 100 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION...CREWMEMBERS OTHER THAN PILOTS Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 100-1 Editorial...

2010-01-01

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An Xrootd Italian Federation  

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The Italian community in CMS has built a geographically distributed network in which all the data stored in the Italian region are available to all the users for their everyday work. This activity involves at different level all the CMS centers: the Tier1 at CNAF, all the four Tier2s (Bari, Rome, Legnaro and Pisa), and few Tier3s (Trieste, Perugia, Torino, Catania, Napoli, ...). The federation uses the new network connections as provided by GARR, our NREN (National Research and Education Network), which provides a minimum of 10 Gbit/s to all the sites via the GARR-X[2] project. The federation is currently based on Xrootd[1] technology, and on a Redirector aimed to seamlessly connect all the sites, giving the logical view of a single entity. A special configuration has been put in place for the Tier1, CNAF, where ad-hoc Xrootd changes have been implemented in order to protect the tape system from excessive stress, by not allowing WAN connections to access tape only files, on a file-by-file basis. In order to improve the overall performance while reading files, both in terms of bandwidth and latency, a hierarchy of xrootd redirectors has been implemented. The solution implemented provides a dedicated Redirector where all the INFN sites are registered, without considering their status (T1, T2, or T3 sites). An interesting use case were able to cover via the federation are disk-less Tier3s. The caching solution allows to operate a local storage with minimal human intervention: transfers are automatically done on a single file basis, and the cache is maintained operational by automatic removal of old files.

Boccali, T.; Donvito, G.; Diacono, D.; Marzulli, G.; Pompili, A.; Della Ricca, G.; Mazzoni, E.; Argiro, S.; Gregori, D.; Grandi, C.; Bonacorsi, D.; Lista, L.; Fabozzi, F.; Barone, L. M.; Santocchia, A.; Riahi, H.; Tricomi, A.; Sgaravatto, M.; Maron, G.

2014-06-01

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44 CFR Appendix A to Part 62 - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance Administration, Financial Assistance...  

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...Part 62—Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance...Issued By: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance...the insurance industry has marketing access through its existing...FIA or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”)....

2010-10-01

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44 CFR Appendix A to Part 62 - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance Administration, Financial Assistance...  

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...FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT...Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal...Subsidy Arrangement Purpose: To assist...1310 of the Act, a Letter of Credit shall...Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal...I—Findings, Purpose, and Authority...

2010-10-01

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What I Tell My Graduate Students  

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This author realizes that an important part of his job is to make sure his graduate students get their own jobs. What that means is talking about job placement as soon as they walk in the door and tell him they want to do a Ph.D. First he informs them of the current job situation, whatever that is at the time. He makes it clear that the first…

Davis, Lennard J.

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Personality Traits: Business versus Technical Graduates  

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Effective interactions depend largely on personality traits, which is a consistent and long-lasting tendency in behavior. In psychology, five major trait factors (Big Five personality traits) have been generally used to assess personality of people. The study highlights the practicality of importance-performance analysis as a means to assessing the importance of personality traits dimension that should be possessed by Malaysian graduates. The importance-performance analysis is used to evaluat...

Nurazariah Abidin; Salina Daud

2012-01-01

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Locus of Control in Graduation Students  

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The current research focused on exploring the direction of Locus of control as well as gender difference on locus of control among graduation students in Pakistan.A 29 item Locus of Control questionnaire (Rotter, 1966) was used to measure locus of control. Sample of (N=200) individuals (n=100) men and (n=100) women selected from different academic institutes of Faisalabad division Punjab Pakistan. Independent sample t-test was used for statistical analysis. This study has consistent results w...

Imran Haider Zaidi; Naeem Mohsin, M.

2013-01-01

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Admissions Criteria and Diversity in Graduate School  

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In this work, I point out the negative implications for diversity in graduate school resulting from the use of cutoff scores on the GRE in the admissions process. In light of the data presented, as well as a swelling body of evidence suggesting no long term correlation with research success, I pose several challenges to the community related to the continued use of the GRE.

Miller, Casey W

2013-01-01

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Russian Federation - OECD  

...on the Way to the OECD 15 January 2014 Secretary-General of the OECD in Moscow (15-16 January 2014) 14 January 2014 Informal employment in Russia: definitions, incidence, determinants and labour market segmentation 6 December 2013 Despite progress, the OECD remains concerned with Russiarsquo;s compliance with key provisions of the Anti-Bribery Convention 17 ...Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao (China) Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia (Federated States of) Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New ...

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English Presentation Skills of Thai Graduate Students  

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Full Text Available This study addresses the English Presentation skills of graduate students and explores the ways to improve their skills. A cross-sectional research survey study was conducted among 26 students of the Master of Arts Program in English for Careers at Thammasat University, Thailand. The results showed that there are some statistically significant difference between English presentation skills of the students who studied Effective Presentations (the CR 752 students and those who did not (the non-CR 752 students. The respondents suggested that the CR 752 students should improve their delivery most, while the non-CR 752 students should improve their organization/content and delivery most. It can be concluded from the findings that Effective Presentations (CR 752 should be a required course for all graduates studying in the Master Program in English for Careers. Students who take this course will develop their presentation skills which are viewed as professional competence required by employers. The respondents also thought that other graduate programs should also provide Effective Presentations course for their students.

Thitibhada Sukitkanaporn

2014-02-01

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Evolution of a Graduate Environmental Science Program  

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Full Text Available Problem statement: Environmental science programs vary widely in their curricula and pedagogical approaches. In part, this is due to the lack of a unified agreement on field identity. However, program differences are also the product of variable program histories. Approach: This essay described the founding and subsequent history of the Environmental Science Graduate Program at Oklahoma State University, its oldest and largest interdisciplinary program. An evaluation of this history was conducted to discern what lessons could be learned that may prove valuable to the establishment and operation of interdisciplinary programs elsewhere. Results: The 31-year history of OSU?s environmental science graduate program can be described as occurring in six evolutionary stages-from the circumstances that created the opportunity for its establishment as a program located in the graduate college, through slow growth, rapid expansion and maturation, uncertainty and institutional change, retrenchment and revitalization, and finally, relocation within the college of arts and sciences. Each new stage was triggered primarily by decisions of university administration and to a lesser extent by a change in program leadership. Conclusion: The lessons learned from our analysis of this history suggests that the success of interdisciplinary programs hinges on energetic, dedicated and risk-taking program directors; political and financial support from higher administration; support of affiliated faculty; cooperation with, or at least tolerance from, traditional departments; and creation of a sense of community and shared purpose among faculty, students, alumni, employers and donors.

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2009-01-01

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78 FR 14315 - Notice of Chargeable Rates Under the National Flood Insurance Program for Non-Primary Residences  

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...The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is publishing...Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835...CONTACT: Tom Hayes, Actuary, FEMA, 1800 South...year until the average risk premium rate is equal...Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR...

2013-03-05

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78 FR 63177 - Order on Voluntary Remand and Clarifying Policy on Filing of Reactive Power Service Rate...  

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...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...on Filing of Reactive Power Service Rate Schedules...section 205(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA).\\2\\ However...Requirements under Part II of the Federal Power Act, 64 FERC ]...

2013-10-23

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78 FR 77670 - Zero Rate Reactive Power Rate Schedules; Notice Allowing Post-Workshop Comments  

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...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD14-1-000] Zero Rate Reactive Power Rate Schedules; Notice Allowing Post- Workshop Comments On December 11, 2013, a Commission...

2013-12-24

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78 FR 63176 - Notice Announcing Workshop; Zero Rate Reactive Power Rate Schedules  

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...DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD14-1-000] Notice Announcing Workshop; Zero Rate Reactive Power Rate Schedules Concurrent with this notice, the Commission is issuing an order in Chehalis Power...

2013-10-23

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Higher Technological Education Graduates’ Entrepreneurship: Results and Conclusions of a Nation-Wide Research Study  

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Full Text Available Higher education graduates constitute one of the most important parts of the young workforce, and their transition to the labour market is among the main concerns of governments, policy makers and higher education institutes. It has also been argued by numerous scientists that there is a noticeable recognition of the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth, and moreover increasing self-employment rates tend to bring subsequent decreases of unemployment. This paper concentrates on the investigation of technological higher education graduates’ entrepreneurship through the analysis of the results of a nation-wide research study carried out in Greece. The conducted survey was addressed through a structured questionnaire to a large random, yet stratified sample of 708 self-employed graduates of five consecutive years. Descriptive statistics was used for investigating the main variables sketching graduates’ entrepreneurship, such as their demography and education, their professional status, the characteristics of their enterprises, the satisfaction from self-employment; and multivariate analysis was applied for detecting the variables affecting significantly the turn to entrepreneurship. The main findings are highlighted and future relevant work is suggested.

Vassilis Kostoglou

2011-12-01

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Graduates’ perceptions of their midwifery training during the four year comprehensive nursing diploma  

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Full Text Available Since its inception in 1986, the Comprehensive Nursing Diploma has received many criticisms from registered nurses, who graduated from the pre-existing programmes. This study attempts to examine the perceptions of graduates from this training programme, towards their midwifery education in terms of its adequacy in preparing them for midwifery practice. Twenty-nine graduates of the four year Comprehensive Nursing Programme completed self-administered questionnaires. Data was analysed by means of descriptive and inferential statistics, namely the paired t-test and the Wilcoxon test for matched pairs. Qualitative data was analysed to determine emerging themes and patterns. Differences in competence ratings on entry into midwifery units and those a year later, were significant at p = 0.0001. It was found that graduates appear to have a positive perception of the midwifery component of their training programme. They found the theory aspect to be more than adequate in preparing them for their professional roles. However, with regards to clinical exposure, it was felt that the time period was too short and needed to be extended in order for them to attain clinical proficiency.

R Chetty

2001-09-01

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The impact of the graduated driver licence scheme on road traffic accident youth mortality in New Zealand  

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This paper examines the impact of the introduction of New Zealand’s Graduated Driving Licence System (GDLS) on patterns of road traffic accident mortality amongst the young driving population from 1980 to 2001. Results show that the mortality rate has declined, but that rates in New Zealand are three times greater than in England and Wales and twice those of Scotland. When the data is adjusted to take account of differences in the minimum driving age, rates remain consistently higher in New...

Kingham, S.; Pearce, J.; Dorling, D.; Faulk, M.

2008-01-01

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Higher Technological Education Graduates’ Entrepreneurship: Results and Conclusions of a Nation-Wide Research Study  

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Higher education graduates constitute one of the most important parts of the young workforce, and their transition to the labour market is among the main concerns of governments, policy makers and higher education institutes. It has also been argued by numerous scientists that there is a noticeable recognition of the relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth, and moreover increasing self-employment rates tend to bring subsequent decreases of unemployment. This paper concentrat...

Vassilis Kostoglou

2011-01-01

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The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program for First Episode Psychosis: Treatment Development and Preliminary Data  

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The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) is a novel cognitive-behavioral therapy program designed to facilitate functional recovery in people who have experienced an initial episode of psychosis. In this paper, the treatment development process of GRIP is described and data from an open feasibility trial are presented. Findings suggest clinical and psychosocial benefits associated with GRIP, and the treatment was well-received by clients and therapists. The retention rate of 67%, ho...

Waldheter, Evan J.; Penn, David L.; Perkins, Diana O.; Mueser, Kim T.; Owens, Leanne Whaley; Cook, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

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Federal Buildings Supplemental Survey 1993  

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The Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated by Congress to be the agency that collects, analyzes, and disseminates impartial, comprehensive data about energy including the volume consumed, its customers, and the purposes for which it is used. The Federal Buildings Supplemental Survey (FBSS) was conducted by EIA in conjunction with DOE`s Office of Federal Energy Management Programs (OFEMP) to gain a better understanding of how Federal buildings use energy. This report presents the data from 881 completed telephone interviews with Federal buildings in three Federal regions. These buildings were systematically selected using OFEMP`s specifications; therefore, these data do not statistically represent all Federal buildings in the country. The purpose of the FBSS was threefold: (1) to understand the characteristics of Federal buildings and their energy use; (2) to provide a baseline in these three Federal regions to measure future energy use in Federal buildings as required in EPACT; and (3) to compare building characteristics and energy use with the data collected in the CBECS.

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1995-11-01

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Attitudes of Irish dental graduates to vocational training.  

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Vocational training (VT) is a mandatory 12 month period for UK dental graduates after graduation. Graduates of Irish Dental Schools are eligible to enter the general dental service in Ireland or obtain an NHS performers list number in the UK immediately after qualification. Reports would suggest that some graduates of Irish Dental Schools are choosing to take part in VT in the UK and find the experience beneficial. This study aimed to record the uptake of VT amongst recent graduates from University College Cork and to document their experiences. It was designed to compare the attitudes and experiences of graduates of Irish Dental Schools who undertook VT compared with those who entered the general dental service.

McKenna, G

2010-05-01

378

Earnings among young and mature Danish university graduates  

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This paper studies the association between graduation age and earnings among university graduates in Denmark, which is a country with one of the oldest student populations in the world. Exploiting a rich data-set from administrative registers, the current study is able to track labour market career for a longer period of time and to control for more labour market-relevant variables than any previous study of graduation age and earnings. The results show that graduation age has either a slightly positive or an insignificant impact on starting wages within the public sector or a negative impact on starting wages among private sector employees. This applies to both genders, but the differences are stronger among male employees. The analyses of long-term wages reveal a more homogeneous pattern. Mature graduates earn less in all the years investigated. The wage differences are greatest among male graduates employed in private enterprises, and the gap increases throughout their careers.

Klausen, Trond Beldo

2014-01-01

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The Gender Gap in Academic Achievements of Italian Graduates  

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We analyse the academic performance of Italian students who graduated in 2004, and their occupational status and earnings in 2007. We find that the educational and occupational performances of male and female students do differ: girls outperform boys in academic achievement, but male graduates outperform female graduates in labour market outcomes. One could wonder why female students put more effort into educational performance than male students, given that they will receive lower wages. We ...

Castagnetti, Carolina; Rosti, Luisa

2010-01-01

380

Why do recent graduates enter into flexible jobs?  

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The share of flexible jobs on the Dutch labour market is among the highest in Western countries, in particular for recent graduates. In this study we examine why recent graduates enter into temporary contracts and whether flexible jobs match their qualifications worse than permanent jobs do. Graduates that enter into flexible jobs face large wage penalties, a worse job match and less training participation than those entering into permanent jobs, even after correcting for ability differences....

Bertrand-cloodt, Danie?lle; Co?rvers, Frank; Kriechel, Ben; Thor, Jesper

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Minority graduate educational persistence: A study of CIC Fellows  

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This dissertation was an exploration of factors affecting graduate educational persistence of U.S. minorities who have received pre-doctoral fellowships from 1978 to 1993 from the fourteen predominantly White universities which comprise the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The three major objectives were (1) to test the impact of some of the constructs proposed by Tinto (1991, 1993) on graduate educational persistence; (2) to incorporate structural factors into a model of graduat...

Huang, Lingzhi

1995-01-01

382

18 CFR 35.22 - Limits for percentage adders in rates for transmission services; revision of rate schedules...  

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...2010-04-01 false Limits for percentage adders in rates for transmission services; revision of rate schedules, tariffs or service agreements...REGULATIONS UNDER THE FEDERAL POWER ACT FILING OF RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS Other Filing...

2010-04-01

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76 FR 24213 - Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal...  

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...IRF PPS Federal Prospective Payment Rates...Proposed Federal Prospective Payment Rates...Percent of Patients with Pressure...Comprehensive All Cause Risk Standardized...Comprehensive All-Cause Risk-Standardized...IPPS Inpatient Prospective Payment System...Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment...

2011-04-29

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77 FR 44618 - Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal...  

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...of low-income patients, location in a...unadjusted Federal prospective payment rates...2010 IRF Federal prospective payment rates...3401(d) of the Patient Protection and Affordable...reduce the financial risk to IRFs of caring for high-cost patients, while still...

2012-07-30

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76 FR 47835 - Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal...  

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...IRF PPS Federal Prospective Payment Rates...Adjusting the Federal Prospective Payment Rates...Percent of Patients With Pressure...Comprehensive All Cause Risk Standardized...Comprehensive All-Cause Risk-Standardized...IPPS Inpatient Prospective Payment System...Facility--Patient Assessment...

2011-08-05

386

Gap analysis of biomedical informatics graduate education competencies.  

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Graduate training in biomedical informatics (BMI) is evolving rapidly. BMI graduate programs differ in informatics domain, delivery method, degrees granted, as well as breadth and depth of curricular competencies. Using the current American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) definition of BMI core competencies as a framework, we identified and labeled course offerings within graduate programs. From our qualitative analysis, gaps between defined competencies and curricula emerged. Topics missing from existing graduate curricula include community health, translational and clinical research, knowledge representation, data mining, communication and evidence-based practice. PMID:24551403

Ritko, Anna L; Odlum, Michelle

2013-01-01

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Graduate education and research in the ERA of large accelerators  

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Questions and concerns of the experimental particle physics community are addressed in these categories: quality of research, independence, creativity, evaluation and recognition, and value in graduate education

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Reflection of the Development of Professional Graduates Education in China  

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Full Text Available The development of professional degree graduates education plays a crucial role in social economy development and the industrial restructuring, promotes academic degrees and graduates education growth and could further ameliorate China's professional degrees education system. Currently, the professional degree graduates education meet with some problems, such as low level of professional degrees education, the scale of development imbalances, lack of innovation in training mode, quality assurance and management system is incomplete, the policy formulated backwardness. As a higher education theory researcher, rational thinking of these problems would help to stimulate the long-term development of professional degree graduates education and to provide educational reference.

Zhao Jing

2013-12-01

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Graduate student development through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  

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Full Text Available The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL can be a valuable tool in preparing graduate students as future faculty. Yet, graduate students are often warned that the academic job market does not value SoTL research. We present results of a survey of current and former graduate students who conducted SoTL research. Respondents overwhelmingly perceived positive reactions to their SoTL work while on the academic job market, and reported that SoTL played an important role in their professional development. These findings have important implications for those who seek to encourage graduate student involvement in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Laura N. Schram

2012-02-01

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High-Stakes Testing and the History of Graduation  

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Full Text Available An historical perspective on high-stakes testing suggests that tests required for high school graduation will have mixed results for the putative value of high school diplomas: (1 graduation requirements are likely to have indirect as well as direct effects on the likelihood of graduating; (2 the proliferation of different exit documents may dilute efforts to improve the education of all students; and (3 graduation requirements remain unlikely to disentangle the general cultural confusion in the U.S. about the purpose of secondary education and a high school diploma, especially confusion about whether the educational, exchange, or other value of a diploma is most important.

Sherman Dorn

2003-01-01

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Surveying graduate students’ attitudes and approaches to problem solving  

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Full Text Available Students’ attitudes and approaches to problem solving in physics can profoundly influence their motivation to learn and development of expertise. We developed and validated an Attitudes and Approaches to Problem Solving survey by expanding the Attitudes toward Problem Solving survey of Marx and Cummings and administered it to physics graduate students. Comparison of their responses to the survey questions about problem solving in their own graduate-level courses vs problem solving in the introductory physics courses provides insight into their expertise in introductory and graduate-level physics. The physics graduate students’ responses to the survey questions were also compared with those of introductory physics and astronomy students and physics faculty. We find that, even for problem solving in introductory physics, graduate students’ responses to some survey questions are less expertlike than those of the physics faculty. Comparison of survey responses of graduate students and introductory students for problem solving in introductory physics suggests that graduate students’ responses are in general more expertlike than those of introductory students. However, survey responses suggest that graduate-level problem solving by graduate students on several measures has remarkably similar trends to introductory-level problem solving by introductory students.

Chandralekha Singh

2010-12-01

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Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1997  

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... Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1997 Detailed Statistical Tables Hypertext Format ... and Engineering: Fall 1997 Portable Document Format (.pdf) Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in ...

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Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1996  

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... 1996 Hypertext Format Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1996 ... Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering: Fall 1996 This report is available in hypertext (.htm ...

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Cinderella Revisited: A Historical Perspective to Graduate Work in Retailing  

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Full Text Available The retail industry has been employing more graduates in recent years but unfortunately, ithas been met with limited success. The purpose of this paper is to provide a historical perspective tothe employment of graduates in the retail industry by firstly examining the nature of retail work andhow it has changed over the last century. Subsequently, the paper examines the debate on the role ofeducation and training in the retail industry. Drawing on these examinations, the paper concludes thatretailers need to realign their graduate employment policies to match what they are able to offer towhat graduates need.

Ho Keat Leng

2013-02-01

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How Many Graduate? A Study of the Freshman Class of 1979 at San Juan High School. Revised.  

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The large number of dropouts estimated by the California State Department of Education has caused concern for educators, lawmakers, and the general public. A 1985 investigation of the graduation rate of the 1979 freshman class of San Juan High School was conducted which also sought to identify logistical problems with the collection of data needed…

Gallant, Steve; Housden, Theresa

396

Fostering Academic Self-Concept: Advisor Support and Sense of Belonging among International and Domestic Graduate Students  

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International doctoral students in the United States face challenges of acculturation in academia yet complete graduate school at higher rates and more quickly than their domestic counterparts. This study examined advisor support, sense of belonging, and academic self-concept among international and domestic doctoral students at a research…

Curtin, Nicola; Stewart, Abigail J.; Ostrove, Joan M.

2013-01-01

397

A coordinated state/federal volunteer training program  

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While the sinking of the Tenyo Maru and resultant oil spill off Washington's Olympic Peninsula in July 1991 was tragic, it fostered the birth of a cooperative effort by federal and state agencies to train volunteer responders prior to another oil spill. This effort, under the auspices of an Oregon nonprofit group known as SOLV (Stop Oregon Littering and Vandalism), is known as the SOS (SOLV Oil Spill) Steering committee. The purpose of the group is to train volunteer responders to aid federal, state, and local agencies in future oil spill cleanup activities. For the first time in the nation, governmental agencies have joined with corporations and environmental organizations in coordinating educational programs involving citizens in oil spill remediation efforts before the advent of a major spill that could affect coastal areas or inland waterways. Free classes meeting federal and state hazardous waste training criteria are offered quarterly to citizens interested in either volunteer wildlife rehabilitation or beach cleanup. The four-hour course was developed by the US Coast Guard, Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality, and Oregon OSHA. Topics covered include agency responsibilities, site safety plans, general safety, toxicology, material safety data sheets, personal protective equipment, decontamination, heat stress, helicopter safety, and wildlife safety. In addition to course materials, participants receive a certificate and identification card verifying their training. A 1-800 number, computer data base, and newsletter are used to maintain contact with graduates. So far more than 600 volunteers have been trained and are ready to assist should the need arise

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Success course intervention for students on academic probation in science majors: A longitudinal quantitative examination of the treatment effects on performance, persistence, and graduation  

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With increasing external and internal pressure to increase retention and graduation rates in select colleges along with increasing numbers of college-going populations over time, student affairs professionals have responded with a variety of programs to support students' transition to college. This study sought to examine freshman students in science majors went on academic probation at the end of their first semester. If these students did not raise their GPAs quickly, they faced academic dismissal from the institution. Consequently, the institution would not be able to retain them, and ultimately, they would not graduate. Managerial professionals at the institution created, implemented, and evaluated an intervention in the form of a success course for these students to help get them back on track, retain them, and ultimately graduate from the institution. The literatures drawn upon for this study included retention theory, probationary student behaviors and attitudes, interventions, success courses, fear appeal theories, academic capitalism, and institutional isomorphism. The study employed tests including chi-square, logistic regressions, and differences-in-differences fixed effects regressions to identify the differences and effects on performance, persistence, and graduation rates of the treatment and comparison groups. The findings of this study showed significant differences between the persistence and graduation rates of the treatment and control groups, and regression effects showed a short-term causal effect on performance as well as significant likelihoods of persisting and graduating within four or five years. Recommendations for further improvements to interventions are discussed in the final chapter.

Marshall, Zachary L.

399

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

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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…

Davidson, Jeffrey Cody

2014-01-01

400

Finance Graduates' Knowledge and Skills Development: Graduate and Employer Perceptions in United Arab Emirates  

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There has been considerable debate over the past decades concerning the extent to which finance education has fulfilled employers' and graduates' expectations related to knowledge and skills needed in a changing and challenging business environment. This study seeks to examine whether there are significant differences in expectations…

Al Shayeb, Abdulrahman Mohamed

2013-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Tracking the Careers of Graduates: A New Agenda for Graduate Schools  

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As candidates in the 2012 election debated issues raised by the state of the US economy, unemployment statistics and job creation took center stage. The problems under discussion posed (and continue to pose) a particularly clear and pressing challenge to the nation's graduate schools. While the US enjoys a reputation for having the most dynamic…

Stewart, Debra W.

2013-01-01

402

Graduate Physics Education Adding Industrial Culture and Methods to a Traditional Graduate Physics Department  

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The education and training of the workforce needed to assure global competitiveness of American industry in high technology areas, along with the proper role of various disciplines in that educational process, is currently being re-examined. Several academic areas in science and engineering have reported results from such studies that revealed several broad themes of educational need that span and cross the boundaries of science and engineering. They included greater attention to and the development of team-building skills, personal or interactive skills, creative ability, and a business or entrepreneurial where-with-all. We will report in this paper the results of a fall 2000 Department of Education FIPSE grant to implement changes in its graduate physics program to address these issues. The proposal goal was to produce next-generation physics graduate students that are trained to evaluate and overcome complex technical problems by their participation in courses emphasizing the commercialization of technology research. To produce next-generation physics graduates who have learned to work with their student colleagues for their mutual success in an industrial-like group setting. And finally, to produce graduates who can lead interdisciplinary groups in solving complex problems in their career field.

Vickers, Ken

2005-03-01

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

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The majority of graduate part-time programs are fueled by adult learners seeking to enhance their human capital and advance professional careers. In contrast, degree-granting programs seek to impart knowledge and advance learning in a particular discipline. At this intersection lies the individual student's motivation to satisfy their personal…

Hegarty, Niall

2011-01-01

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Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation. TechBrief. Publication No. FHWA-HRT-06-065  

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The second edition of the "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation", a set of resources designed to provide background materials for an undergraduate or graduate university course on bicycling and walking, is now available from the FHWA. The FHWA distributes this teaching resource to…

US Department of Transportation, 2006

2006-01-01

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Graduate Experience in Science Education: The Development of a Science Education Course for Biomedical Science Graduate Students  

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The University of Rochester's Graduate Experience in Science Education (GESE) course familiarizes biomedical science graduate students interested in pursuing academic career tracks with a fundamental understanding of some of the theory, principles, and concepts of science education. This one-semester elective course provides graduate students with practical teaching and communication skills to help them better relate science content to, and increase their confidence in, their own teaching abi...

Markowitz, Dina G.; Dupre?, Michael J.

2007-01-01

406

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence  

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FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) is a website from the United States Department of Education that makes hundreds of learning resources from over forty federal organizations available and searchable in one place. Topics include arts, music, health, physical education, language arts, math, science, world studies and U.S. history. Links to primary source materials, videos, photos and animations are included.

2011-03-02

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Sustainability in Brazilian Federal Universities  

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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…

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

2011-01-01

408

Aviation graduates' competencies, 2000--2007: Perceptions of aviation educators and industry representatives in the United States  

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This study surveyed the perceptions of collegiate aviation educators, collegiate aviation institution representatives, and aviation industry stakeholders who were members of the University Aviation Association as of February 5, 2007. Survey forms were sent to 353 prospective participants and there was an overall response rate of 47.6%. The survey consisted of a list of 16 knowledge and skill competencies with Likert-type responses for each participant to indicate the level of importance each placed upon those competencies for collegiate aviation graduates and of the level of satisfaction each had that collegiate aviation graduates actually possessed those competencies upon graduation. Two open-ended questions pertained to the strengths and weaknesses of collegiate aviation programs or their graduates. Another allowed for general comments. The statistical analyses indicated that all three groups were most satisfied with graduates' technical skills and least satisfied with communications skills. Analyses indicated that a balance of technical skills and a liberal education was essential for program success. All knowledge and skill competencies were shown to have high to very high importance levels, but only medium to high satisfaction levels. Results indicated that graduates were perceived to possess all stated competencies, but to a lesser degree than desired. Successful collegiate aviation programs existed, but there was room for improvement. Success was program or graduate speck, with no ubiquitous definition of what constituted a successful collegiate aviation program. Aviation industry needs must be addressed by academia for any collegiate aviation program to be successful, but results indicated that the aviation industry needs to take a larger role in the development and refinement of collegiate aviation programs. Finances for institutions, programs, and students were a major concern for the foreseeable future. Administrators should consider how their actions affect the overall success of their programs.

Bridewell, John B.

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Graduates’ Job Quality after a Higher Education Reform: Evidence Regarding Second Level Graduates from a University in Southern Italy  

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Full Text Available Generally graduates have more opportunity of finding a job than undergraduates. However a degree does not always lead to the expected labour market outcomes in terms of job quality. Italian graduates are not an exception in this regard. A University Reform (DM 509/99, implemented in the academic year 2001/2002, introduced a switch from a one-level university education system with just one type of degree to a two-level structure: the first lasting three years and the second another two additional years. 2010 is the first year for which data on labour market outcomes are available for second level graduates at three years after graduation. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the empirical literature by providing evidence of the job quality of graduates from a university located in Southern Italy, an area with structural problems in the labour market. The sample includes all summer session 2007 graduates from the University of Calabria. The quality of jobs at three years after graduation is studied in terms of type of contract, educational match and wage. More specifically, the paper aims to identify determinants of the contract type, educational match and wage. Our findings suggest that field of study is the main determinant of job quality. In particular, graduates in Engineering and in Pharmacy, are more likely to find a stable, well matched, and better paid job, with respect to graduates in other fields.

Rosetta Lombardo

2011-07-01

410

Russian Federation. Health system review.  

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The HiT reviews are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of policy initiatives in progress or under development. HiTs examine different approaches to the organization, financing and delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in health systems; describe the institutional framework, process, content and implementation of health and health care policies; and highlight challenges and areas that require more in-depth analysis. At independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian health system inherited an extensive, centralized Semashko system, but was quick to reform health financing by adopting a mandatory health insurance (MHI) model in 1993. MHI was introduced in order to open up an earmarked stream of funding for health care in the face of severe fiscal constraints. While the health system has evolved and changed significantly since the early 1990 s, the legacy of having been a highly centralized system focused on universal access to basic care remains. High energy prices on world markets have ensured greater macroeconomic stability, a budget surplus and improvements in living standards for most of the Russian population. However, despite an overall reduction in the poverty rate, there is a marked urban rural split and rural populations have worse health and poorer access to health services than urban populations. The increase in budgetary resources available to policy-makers have led to a number of recent federal-level health programmes that have focused on the delivery of services and increasing funding for priority areas including primary care provision in rural areas. Nevertheless, public health spending in the Russian Federation remains relatively low given the resources available. However, it is also clear that, even with the current level of financing, the performance of the health system could be improved. Provider payment mechanisms are the main obstacle to improving technical efficiency in the Russian health system, as most budget funding channelled through local government is input based. For this reason, the most recent reforms as well as legislation in the pipeline seek to ensure all health care funding is channelled through a strengthened MHI system with contracts for provider payments being made using output-based measures. PMID:22455875

Popovich, Larisa; Potapchik, Elena; Shishkin, Sergey; Richardson, Erica; Vacroux, Alexandra; Mathivet, Benoit

2011-01-01

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42 CFR 422.324 - Payments to MA organizations for graduate medical education costs.  

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...organizations for graduate medical education costs. (a) MA organizations...receive direct graduate medical education payments for the time that...as freestanding clinics, nursing homes, and physicians...receive direct graduate medical education payments if all of the...

2010-10-01

412

Mentoring Graduate Students in Teaching: The FCCIC Model  

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Research has consistently shown the high value of mentorship for graduate students in various areas--program satisfaction, professional self-image, confidence, productivity, and so on. However, specific templates of how to best mentor graduate students, especially in the vital area of teaching, are lacking. This article outlines the mentoring…

Finch, Jessie K.; Fernández, Celestino

2014-01-01

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The New Generation: Characteristics and Motivations of BME Graduate Entrepreneurs  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to profile the characteristics and entrepreneurial motivations of graduate entrepreneurs from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. Design/methodology/approach: To gather the data, the authors interviewed selected individuals from within the BME community (including current students and graduates from…

Hussain, Javed G.; Scott, Jonathan M.; Hannon, Paul D.

2008-01-01

414

The Quality of Higher Education and Employability of Graduates  

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

Storen, Liv Anne; Aamodt, Per Olaf

2010-01-01

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Theory and Practice: The Experience of Marketing Graduates  

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Purpose: The paper aims to explore the experience of graduates in the workplace. The aim is to study how these experiences differ from the expectations of the graduates and the aspirations of their academics. Design/methodology/approach: The research involved two phases: first, a survey was conducted of marketing academics. This survey examined…

Stephens, Simon; Balan, Camelia Gabriela; Callaghan, Shaun

2010-01-01

416

ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2012. Hawaii  

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This report provides information about the performance of Hawaii's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…

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2012-01-01

417

Graduate Employability: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Employers' Perceptions  

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This study provides a conceptual framework for understanding what employers think about the value of graduates with similar educational credentials in the workplace (their employability), using insights from the new institutionalism. In this framework, the development of employers' beliefs about graduates' employability is broken into a number of…

Cai, Yuzhuo

2013-01-01

418

MN State Profile. Minnesota: Graduation Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD)  

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This paper provides information about Minnesota's Graduation Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD), comprehensive proficiency assessments of the skills and knowledge in mathematics, reading, and writing that are necessary for graduation. The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, Series II, into which the GRAD tests are embedded, measure…

Center on Education Policy, 2010

2010-01-01

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Using reflective journaling to improve the orientation of graduate nurses.  

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Reflective journaling is valuable in improving critical thinking and problem solving in nursing students. Incorporating reflective journaling into the orientation process with new nursing graduates may decrease anxiety during this challenging transition while continuing to improve critical thinking. Engaging graduate nurses in reflective journaling during the orientation process may result in more satisfied, competent nurses overall. PMID:25081123

Lepianka, Julie Elizabeth

2014-08-01

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Competency Needs in Irish Hotels: Employer and Graduate Perspectives  

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate hotel industry employers' expectations of, and satisfaction with, graduate competencies in comparison with graduate perceptions of what is required for their roles and their satisfaction with how well their education experience prepared them. Design/methodology/approach: The research involved a…

Nolan, Ciara; Conway, Edel; Farrell, Tara; Monks, Kathy

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Improving Two-Year College Teacher Preparation: Graduate Student Internships.  

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Describes an internship program at a two-year college in which graduate students from 13 participating area graduate programs teach in the two-year college and receive training addressing pedagogical issues unique to community colleges, thus being immersed in a world of higher education that differs greatly from the research universities within…

Murphy, Sean P.

2001-01-01

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University Supervisor Perspectives of the Remote Observation of Graduate Interns  

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Education offers a 100% online teacher licensure program. One component of the licensure program is the Graduate Internship, which involves the observation of graduate interns' teaching. With many current and potential students located in more remote areas of the state, the remote…

Heafner, Tina L.; Petty, Teresa M.; Hartshorne, Richard

2012-01-01

423

Program Design and Student Outcomes in Graduate Education  

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Doctoral programs in the humanities and related social sciences are characterized by high attrition and long times to degree. In 1991 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation launched the Graduate Education Initiative (GEI) to improve the quality of graduate programs and in turn reduce attrition and shorten time-to-degree. Over a 10-year period, the…

Groen, Jeffrey A.; Jakubson, George H.; Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Condie, Scott; Liu, Albert Y.

2008-01-01

424

Health-Related Barriers to Learning among Graduate Students  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the perceived impact of various health concerns on the academic performance of health sciences graduate students. Design/methodology/approach: The American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), a 58-item anonymous survey, was distributed to all graduate health…

Kernan, William; Bogart, Jane; Wheat, Mary E.

2011-01-01

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Entrepreneurship Evaluation of Graduates from Physical Education Schools in Iran  

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Nowadays, many developed countries are in transition from bureaucratic to entrepreneurial systems. Nurturing and developing entrepreneurial characteristics and capabilities among graduates of physical education lead to the expansion of entrepreneurial culture; this issue is a highly significant and determining factor in employment. Therefore, identifying and training entrepreneurial related characteristics, especially among graduates, is of great importance. The main purpose of this study was...

Nasirzadeh, A.; Farahani, A.; Shabani Bahar, G. H.; Vatandoust, M.; Goudarzi, M.

2013-01-01

426

Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Research Methods: A Multipronged Departmental Initiative  

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This article describes a departmental initiative designed to integrate the teaching of graduate and undergraduate sociology through research methodology and the completion of actual research projects. The goal was to develop a multilevel team approach within which faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates would view their work as part of a…

Shostak, Sara; Girouard, Jennifer; Cunningham, David; Cadge, Wendy

2010-01-01

427

Graduate Student Report, 1998: First-Year Students. AIP Report.  

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This report describes the population of newly enrolled graduate students in physics and astronomy who were at their current institutions for a year or less in fall 1997. The report contains information on student characteristics and explores the decision making process and critical transition points for entering graduate students. The report also…

Mulvey, Patrick J.; Langer, Casey

428

Evaluating a Psychology Graduate Student Peer Mentoring Program  

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Research on mentoring outcomes and characteristics of various types of mentoring programs in different settings is limited. The present study sampled 39 graduate students at a small Midwestern university to evaluate peer mentoring in a graduate school setting. Mentoring function and outcome relationships as well as program characteristics were…

Fleck, Christina; Mullins, Morell E.

2012-01-01

429

ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2012. West Virginia  

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This report provides information about the performance of West Virginia's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in…

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2012-01-01

430

The Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA): Lessons from North American Experience  

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The employment of graduate students on a part-time basis to help with the teaching of undergraduates is growing in the UK and many higher education institutions are confronted with challenges about how best to do this. UK institutions have much to learn from North American experience of appointing graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), and this…

Park, Chris

2004-01-01

431

ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2012. New Mexico  

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This report provides information about the performance of New Mexico's 2012 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2012 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the…

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2012-01-01

432

"Important, if True": Graduate Education Will Drive America's Future Prosperity  

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This essay contends that America's economic and social prosperity depends on nurturing and improving graduate programs, and that both universities and policy makers need to act in some very specific ways to secure future success. It first looks at the relationship between graduate training and prosperity, next considers the vulnerabilities in…

Stewart, Debra W.

2010-01-01

433

Do New Male and Female College Graduates Receive Unequal Pay?  

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We analyze the female-male gap in starting-salary offers for new college graduates using data from the annual surveys of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), unique (and proprietary) data that have not previously been used for this purpose. A major advantage of working with a data set on salaries for new college graduates is…

McDonald, Judith A.; Thornton, Robert J.

2007-01-01

434

Psychological Comparisons of Undergraduate and Graduate College of Education Students  

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This is a study of 57 graduate students and 229 undergraduate students in classes preparing them to be teachers. The survey extended over a period of five years, involving 14 classes in a college of education. Using the Personality Research Form scales to compare the psychological aspects of undergraduate and graduate college of education…

Illovsky, Michael E.

2010-01-01

435

Educational Trajectories of Graduate Students in Physics Education Research  

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Physics education research (PER) is a rapidly growing area of PhD specialization. In this article we examine the trajectories that led respondents into a PER graduate program as well as their expected future trajectories. Data were collected in the form of an online survey sent to graduate students in PER. Our findings show a lack of visibility of…

Van Dusen, Ben; Barthelemy, Ramón S.; Henderson, Charles

2014-01-01

436

Knowledge Retention among Graduates of Basic Electricity and Electronics Schools.  

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The extent of knowledge decay during the interval between graduation from a basic electricity and electronics (BE/E) school and entry into a construction electrician (CE) "A" school was assessed. A sample consisting of 307 BE/E graduates was retested using a multiple choice test identical to the final examination taken at BE/E school. Prior to the…

Hall, Eugene R.; And Others

437

Ethical Issues in Graduate Education: Faculty and Student Responsibilities.  

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A framework for examining the ethical responsibilities of both graduate school faculty and students is based on five principles: autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence, justice, and fidelity. It is intended to encourage discussion of the responsibilities of graduate education and professional development. (Author/MLW)

Brown, Robert D.; Krager, LuAnn

1985-01-01

438

When Graduate Degrees Prostitute the Educational Process: Degrees Gone Wild  

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Graduate degrees prostitute the educational process when they are sold to consumers by unaccredited degree/diploma mills as being equivalent to legitimate, bona-fide degrees awarded by accredited graduate schools. This article carefully analyzes the serious problems of bogus degrees and their association with the religious higher education…

Lumadue, Richard T.

2006-01-01

439

Graduate Recruitment and Selection Practices in Small Businesses.  

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Results of research into the graduate recruitment and selection practices of 30 British small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the skills being sought by employers suggest that SMEs value transferable skills and that small employers expect an immediate contribution from graduate recruits. (JOW)

Stewart, Jim; Knowles, Vanessa

2000-01-01

440

Sketching a Framework for Graduate Education in Technical Communication.  

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Outlines a framework for graduate education designed to situate disparate approaches to technical communication into a coherent structure. Analyzes the development and application of this framework for a standard, entry-level graduate "leveling" course in technical communication. Concludes with suggestions about ways that the framework applies to…

Johnson-Eilola, Johndan; Selber, Stuart A.

2001-01-01

 
 
 
 
441

Job Satisfaction among Young European Higher Education Graduates  

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The effects of diverse education-related variables on job satisfaction scores are analysed using a sample of European higher education graduates at early stages of their working life. Ordered choice models for job satisfaction are estimated including as explanatory diverse educational variables such as field of study, graduates' evaluation of…

Mora, Jose-Gines; Garcia-Aracil, Adela; Vila, Luis E.

2007-01-01

442

Re-Engineering Graduate Skills--A Case Study  

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Research on student-learning outcomes indicates that university graduates do not possess important skills required by employers, such as communication, decision-making, problem-solving, leadership, emotional intelligence, social ethics skills as well as the ability to work with people of different backgrounds. Today, engineering graduates are…

Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Patil, Arun; Mertova, Patricie

2009-01-01

443

Culturing Reality: How Organic Chemistry Graduate Students Develop into Practitioners  

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Although one of the presumed aims of graduate training programs is to help students develop into practitioners of their chosen fields, very little is known about how this transition occurs. In the course of studying how graduate students learn to solve organic synthesis problems, we were able to identify some of the key factors in the epistemic…

Bhattacharyya, Gautam; Bodner, George M.

2014-01-01

444

The Current Status of Graduate Training in Suicide Risk Assessment  

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Directors and coordinators (n = 75) of graduate programs in school psychology approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) were surveyed regarding their training practices in suicide risk assessment. Respondents viewed the assessment of suicide risk as an important part of graduate instruction, and most believed that…

Liebling-Boccio, Dana E.; Jennings, Heather R.

2013-01-01

445

The Impact of Graduate Education on Reading for Lifelong Learning.  

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A survey of 47 nursing graduate students and 99 master's graduates. found that time spent reading professional literature weekly was nearly 11 hours for students, 6 hours for alumni, with no differences in reading interest or application. Students had higher commitment to reading; alumni had significantly more journal subscriptions, professional…

Armstrong, Myrna L.; Johnston, Barbara A.; Bridges, Ruth Ann; Gessner, Barbara A.

2003-01-01

446

Evaluating the Predictive Validity of Graduate Management Admission Test Scores  

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Admissions data and first-year grade point average (GPA) data from 11 graduate management schools were analyzed to evaluate the predictive validity of Graduate Management Admission Test[R] (GMAT[R]) scores and the extent to which predictive validity held across sex and race/ethnicity. The results indicated GMAT verbal and quantitative scores had…

Sireci, Stephen G.; Talento-Miller, Eileen

2006-01-01

447

Entrepreneurship Evaluation of Graduates from Physical Education Schools in Iran  

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Full Text Available Nowadays, many developed countries are in transition from bureaucratic to entrepreneurial systems. Nurturing and developing entrepreneurial characteristics and capabilities among graduates of physical education lead to the expansion of entrepreneurial culture; this issue is a highly significant and determining factor in employment. Therefore, identifying and training entrepreneurial related characteristics, especially among graduates, is of great importance. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate entrepreneurship among graduates from schools of physical education in Iran. This descriptive-survey study was of an exploratory type, which was performed as a field study. In this study, the statistical population included all the under-graduate alumni of physical education in 11 schools between 2003 and 2008 academic years which were 4238 people. Using estimated sample size, 200 people were selected as the sample. A standard questionnaire was prepared for this study. The findings showed that, variables of ambition (self-confidence and independence were very high, variable of high risk-taking ability was high and variables of leadership, motivation and resistance were below the normal level among the graduates. As a general concept, entrepreneurship index was slightly more than the average level (2.5 among the graduates of physical education, which demonstrated an average condition of entrepreneurship among graduates of physical education. Hence, in order to improve entrepreneurship among graduates of physical education, it is essential to nurture their personal characteristics.

A. Nasirzadeh

2013-02-01

448

78 FR 39280 - Integrated System Power Rates  

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...rates for the Federal Power Marketing Administrations...Southwestern markets power from 24 multi-purpose reservoir projects with hydroelectric power facilities constructed...transmission lines, 25 substations, and 46 microwave...

2013-07-01

449

Health care reform and federalism.  

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Health policy debates are replete with discussions of federalism, most often when advocates of reform put their hopes in states. But health policy literature is remarkably silent on the question of allocation of authority, rarely asking which levels of government ought to lead. We draw on the larger literatures about federalism, found mostly in political science and law, to develop a set of criteria for allocating health policy authority between states and the federal government. They are social justice, procedural democracy, compatibility with value pluralism, institutional capability, and economic sustainability. Of them, only procedural democracy and compatibility with value pluralism point to state leadership. In examining these criteria, we conclude that American policy debates often get federalism backward, putting the burden of health care coverage policy on states that cannot enact or sustain it, while increasing the federal role in issues where the arguments for state leadership are compelling. We suggest that the federal government should lead present and future financing of health care coverage, since it would require major changes in American intergovernmental relations to make innovative state health care financing sustainable outside a strong federal framework. PMID:20388867

Greer, Scott L; Jacobson, Peter D

2010-04-01

450

A comparison of a new graduated estrogen formulation with three constant-dosed oral contraceptives.  

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Four-hundred-twenty-six women, aged 18 to 36, completed a four-cycle comparative, randomized, single-blind (observer blind), multicenter study of a new graduated estrogen formulation with three constant-dosed combination oral contraceptives containing the same synthetic steroid compounds. The products studied were Loestrin 1/20, Loestrin 1.5/30, Norlestrin 1/50, and a new graduated estrogen product, Estrostep. A total of 1,850 cycles were completed and analyzed for efficacy, side effects, metabolic changes, and cycle control. Four pregnancies occurred during the course of the study. None of the pregnancies occurred in the group receiving Estrostep. The new formulation produced the lowest rate of breakthrough bleeding (BTB) compared with the other three products. All four combination oral contraceptives resulted in an increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). The levels of HDL-C were greatest with Estrostep. PMID:3311619

Appel, T B; Kambi, A A; Birdsall, C; Christenson, D A; Clark, D O; DeKoning, J R; Dreisbach, L A; Frost, J F; Gustin, A E; Halikis, M

1987-06-01

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Q-factor emotional intelligence profiles as an area for development in graduate nurse anesthesia students.  

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Some fear that the added demands of the Affordable Care Act may worsen already high attrition rates among nurses. One potential solution is that graduate nursing programs must do a better job of selecting and retaining those who can persist in training to gain the clinical and leadership skills necessary to fill these new roles. Some believe emotional intelligence (EI) may help with the selection and retention of graduate nursing students. This study examined EI in 216 nurse anesthesia (NA) students. Q-factor analysis was used to create EI profiles of first-semester, 1-year, and last-semester NA students. It showed one EI type was consistent at each point in the program: High Facial Reader/Low EI Manager. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(9):501-510.]. PMID:25199106

Collins, Shawn Bryant; Covrig, Duane; Newman, Isadore

2014-08-01

452

FEDERAL POWER: The Evolution of Preference in Marketing Federal Power.  

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For decades, the power marketing administrations (PMA)1 of the Department of Energy (DOE) have provided electricity, generated largely at federal multipurpose water projects, to customers in over 30 states. To guide the PMAs efforts in marketing electrici...

2001-01-01

453

Role of career decision-making self-efficacy and risk of career options on career decision-making of Chinese graduates.  

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This study investigated the influence of Chinese graduates' career decision-making self-efficacy (CDMSE) and the moderating effect of career options on career decisions. Graduates (92 men, 119 women, 5 unreported gender; M age = 223 yr., SD = 1.2) from four different types of universities in Zhejiang Province participated in the study. CDMSE was measured with the CDMSE Scale for University Students, and participants rated their choices on 3 career options with different levels of risk. The results showed that participants were more likely to choose a high-risk option, and that career options moderated the relation between graduates' CDMSE and career decision. Graduate career counseling programs should encourage students to develop more reasonable career goals that match their skills. PMID:24897912

Ye, Yinghua

2014-04-01

454

Micronesia (Federated States of) - OECD  

...Micronesia (Federated States of) - OECD Français Follow us E-mail Alerts Blogs OECD Home About Countries Topics Statistics Newsroom OECD Home › Micronesia (Federated States of) 22-January-2014 English Aid at a glance charts These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official ...Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao (China) Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia (Federated States of) Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue ...

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1 CFR 11.2 - Federal Register.  

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...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Federal Register. 11.2 Section 11.2 General Provisions ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER AVAILABILITY OF OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER PUBLICATIONS SUBSCRIPTIONS §...

2010-01-01

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1 CFR 12.1 - Federal Register.  

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...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Federal Register. 12.1 Section 12.1 General Provisions ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER AVAILABILITY OF OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER PUBLICATIONS OFFICIAL...

2010-01-01

457

Multidisciplinary Graduate Education in Bioprocess Engineering  

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This report describes the accomplishments of the University of Georgia in establishing an academic program geared toward the emerging biobased products industry. By virtue of its strengths and structure, the University of Georgia is particularly well-suited for developing a program focused on plant- and microbial-based bioproducts, and it was in this general area that this program was developed. The program had several unique characteristics. First, we implemented a distinguished lecture series that brought outstanding scientists and engineers to our University to interact with students and share their vision of the biobased economy. Second, we offered industrially-oriented and multidisciplinary courses that provided students with a broad background on various facets of biobased business and technology. Third, we provided the students with opportunities to expand beyond the classroom by engaging in research lab rotations and industrial internships. Fourth, each student was engaged in a creative research project as led by a multidisciplinary faculty team. Throughout the implementation of these activities, we maintained a student-centered, mentoring approach to education. The most tangible outcome of this project was the graduation of two students who participated in a variety of scholarly activities, culminating in research toward the completion of a thesis and dissertation. Both research projects involved the use of microorganisms to produce industrial products from agricultural substrates via fermentation processes. The research advanced our understanding of microorganisms as used for industrial processes and products, as described in several articles published in scholarly journals and presentations made at scientific conferences (see information on pp. 14-15). Another outcome is one graduate course, Fermentation Engineering Laboratory, which is a unique experiential and multidisciplinary course. This course will be offered in the future as an elective to graduate students in several engineering and science degree programs. Other significant developments have arisen as direct or indirect consequences of this project. The University of Georgia has established a B.S. Biochemical Engineering degree and an M.S. Biochemical Engineering degree. A strong component of these degree programs is education toward a biobased economy. We will integrate particularly positive components of this project (such as the distinguished lecture series) into these degree programs. The University of Georgia is establishing a Center for Biorefining and Carbon Cycling. This multidisciplinary Center houses a pilot scale biorefinery, comprising a pyrolysis unit and an ethanol plant. Together with new faculty positions that are currently being advertised, this project has encouraged the University of Georgia to assume a leadership role in the preparation of students in the biobased industries of the future.

Mark A. Eiteman

2006-04-18

458

Graduate Enrollment of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering Continues to Rise  

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Graduate Enrollment of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering Continues to Rise (February ... information on trends in enrollment of science and engineering graduate students through Fall, 1996 ...

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A Study of the Influence of Age on Predictability of Graduate Record Examinations Aptitude Tests for Successful Graduate Students.  

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The purposes of the study were to determine the influence of age on academic achievement, to investigage meaningful relationships between Graduate Record Examination (GRE) aptitude test scores and graduate grade point ratios (GPR), and to evaluate the student sample in terms of national norms. The assumption underlying the study was that…

Lafferty, Gladys E.