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  1. Male Basketball Players Continue To Lag in Graduation Rates.

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    Ethier, Marc

    1997-01-01

    In 1996, college athletes in "revenue-producing" sports (basketball and football) graduated at lower rates than other students, while athletes in general graduated at a higher rate than that of other undergraduates. Much of the recent improvement in athlete graduation rates is attributed to women. Data on graduation rates are tabulated by ethnic…

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

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    Gregory J. Marchant; Sharon E. Paulson

    2005-01-01

    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...

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

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    Gregory J. Marchant

    2005-01-01

    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.

  4. High Graduate Unemployment Rate and Taiwanese Undergraduate Education

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    Wu, Chih-Chun

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Gottlob, Brian J.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  6. Trends in High School Graduation Rates. Research Brief. Volume 0710

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    Romanik, Dale; Froman, Terry

    2008-01-01

    This Research Brief addresses an outcome measure that is of paramount importance to senior high schools--graduation rate. Nationwide a student drops out of school approximately every nine seconds. The significance of this issue locally is exemplified by a recent American Civil Liberties Union filing of a class action law suit against the Palm…

  7. 76 FR 38281 - Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated...

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    2011-06-29

    ...1615, et al. Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating...RIN 3206-AM39 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating...document amends the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations...

  8. Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) Annual Reports

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    Office of Personnel Management — Annual reports of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC), which studies the prevailing (market) rate system for wages and other matters pertinent to...

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

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    Delaney, Jennifer A.; Yu, Patricia

    2013-01-01

    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)…

  10. Graduation Rates Hit Lowest Level in 7 Years for Athletes in Football and Basketball.

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    Suggs, Welch

    1999-01-01

    Graduation rates of football players and men's and women's basketball players at National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I colleges have reached their lowest level in seven years, with fewer black athletes graduating than at any time since the mid-1980s. Eight universities graduated at least 90% of athletes enrolling between 1989 and…

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

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

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available 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.

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

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    L.A. Nogueira-Martins

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available 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 population 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.

  13. Race, Sex, and Performance Ratings in the Federal Service.

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    Lewis, Gregory B.

    1997-01-01

    Analysis of a 1% sample of performance appraisals of federal employees of comparable education and experience (1990-95) found that women, especially whites, received higher ratings than white men at the same level. Minorities were more likely to receive a "fully successful" rating and less likely to receive an "outstanding" rating. (SK)

  14. An Analysis of Foster Care Placement History and Post-Secondary Graduation Rates

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    Day, Angelique; Dworsky, Amy; Feng, Wenning

    2013-01-01

    Prior research has document significant disparities in post-secondary educational attainment between young adults who had been in foster care and their peers in the general population. This study uses survival analysis to compare the four-year college graduation rate of students who had been in foster care to the graduation rate of first…

  15. The Impact of Institutional Student Support on Graduation Rates in US Ph.D. Programmes

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    Bolli, Thomas; Agasisti, Tommaso; Johnes, Geraint

    2015-01-01

    Using National Research Council data, we investigate the determinants of graduation rates in US Ph.D. programmes. We emphasise the impact that support and facilities offered to doctoral students have on completion rates. Significant, strong and positive effects are found for the provision of on-site graduate conferences and dedicated workspace,…

  16. U.S. High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations. NBER Working Paper No. 18701

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    Murnane, Richard J.

    2013-01-01

    I survey the evidence on patterns in U.S. high school graduation rates over the period 1970-2010 and report the results of new research conducted to fill in holes in the evidence. I begin by pointing out the strengths and limitations of existing data sources. I then describe six striking patterns in graduation rates. They include stagnation over…

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

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    Gottlob, Brian J.

    2007-01-01

    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.…

  18. Texas Community College Graduation and Persistence Rates as a Function of Student Ethnicity

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    Spangler, J. Mark; Slate, John R.

    2015-01-01

    In this investigation, the graduation and persistence rates of Texas community college students by ethnic membership (i.e., White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian) for the 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 academic years were examined. Statistically significant differences were present between the 2000 and the 2010 graduation and…

  19. 76 FR 38282 - Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated Plans

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    2011-06-29

    ...RIN 3206-AM39 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating...regulation amending the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations and also the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition...

  20. 76 FR 36857 - Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated Plans

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    2011-06-23

    ...RIN 3206-AM39 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating...regulation amending the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) regulations and also the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition...

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

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    Paxton, Pamela; Bollen, Kenneth A.

    2003-01-01

    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…

  2. G8 high school reform results in higher grade repetition rates and lower graduate age, but does not affect graduation rates

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    Huebener, Mathias; Marcus, Jan

    2015-01-01

    The G8 high school reform to reduce the total number of years spent at Gymnasium (Germany's academic-track secondary school) has been more controversial than almost any other education reform in recent years. Although there are few reliable empirical findings on the effects of the G8 reform, several federal states are already considering a return to the old system, which required 13 years - rather than 12 under the G8 system - for graduation from Gymnasium. A new study by DIW Berlin examines ...

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. The Paradox of Increasing Both Enrollment and Graduation Rates: Acknowledging Elephants in the Ivory Tower

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    Mulvenon, Sean W.; Robinson, Daniel H.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  5. Dropout Prevention: A Study of Prevention Programs Used by High Schools to Increase Graduation Rate

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    Simmons, Christopher L.

    2013-01-01

    This mixed methods study focused on the relationship between dropout prevention programs and graduation rates in one school district in Florida during the 2010-2011 school year. The dropout prevention program data analyzed included high school principals' perceptions in regard to perceived effectiveness, fidelity of implementation, cost efficacy,…

  6. Effects of Part-Time Faculty Employment on Community College Graduation Rates

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    Jacoby, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    Regression analysis indicates that graduation rates for public community colleges in the United States are adversely affected when institutions rely heavily upon part-time faculty instruction. Negative effects may be partially offset if the use of part-time faculty increases the net faculty resource available per student. However, the evidence…

  7. College Athletic Participation and Academic Success: How Student-Athletes Compete for Graduation

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    Gilmour, Heather B.

    2013-01-01

    NCAA data indicates that Division III student-athletes are graduating at higher rates than their non-athlete peers. Graduation rate data alone do not provide a full understanding of student-athletes' academic success. The data thus far simply show empirically that student-athletes have a higher federal six-year graduation rate, but…

  8. 75 FR 72965 - Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile...

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    2010-11-29

    ...-AJ09 Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement When Government Owned Automobiles Are Authorized; Miscellaneous Amendments AGENCY... is amending the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) by removing the Privately Owned Vehicle (POV)...

  9. 78 FR 60182 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Broward County, Florida, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal...

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    2013-10-01

    ...3206-AM83 Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Broward County, Florida, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area AGENCY: U.S. Office of...nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area....

  10. 78 FR 29658 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Broward County, Florida, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal...

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    2013-05-21

    ...3206-AM83 Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Broward County, Florida, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area AGENCY: U.S. Office of...nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area....

  11. Publication rate and PhD enrolment following a medical pre-graduate research programme

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    Skovgaard, Marlene; Okkels, Niels; Christensen, Mette Krogh; Telinius, Niklas; Hauge, Ellen-Margrethe

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: In the 1990s, the publication and PhD recruitment rates following the Danish pre-graduate research programme (PGRP) in medicine were 54% and 33%, respectively. Updated estimates are unknown. METHODS: All medical students enrolled in the PGRP at the Faculty of Medicine, Aarhus University (Health), Denmark, during 2003-2012 were included (n = 687). The PGRP files were merged with PhD students' files at Health. A systematic literature search was completed for research students who had...

  12. The Relationship between Professional Learning Community Implementation and Academic Achievement and Graduation Rates in Georgia High Schools

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    Hardinger, Regina Gail

    2013-01-01

    Many educational administrators in Georgia continue to struggle with low student academic achievement and low high school graduation rates. DuFour's professional learning community (PLC) theory suggests a positive relationship between levels of PLC implementation and academic achievement and between levels of PLC implementation and graduation

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

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    Johnson, Sheryl L.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  14. Use of graduated syringes for measuring salivary flow rate: a pilot study

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    Crésio, Alves; Márcia, Brandão; Juliana, Andion; Rafaela, Menezes.

    Full Text Available A avaliação do fluxo salivar é importante em várias situações da prática odontológica. Porém, sua mensuração é habitualmente realizada através da pesagem do volume coletado, o que não é prático na rede pública de saúde. Esse trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o uso de seringas hipodérmicas graduadas [...] como alternativa mais simples para mensurar o fluxo salivar. Foram analisadas amostras de saliva de 50 indivíduos (31 mulheres e 19 homens) com idades entre 8 e 32 anos (média:12,4 anos) saudáveis, recrutados no ambulatório de odontologia de dois centros da rede pública de saúde. Após a coleta, a saliva foi pesada numa balança analítica de precisão e comparada com o volume aferido através de sua mensuração em mililitros obtido com o uso de seringas hipodérmicas graduadas. O coeficiente de correlação de Pearson mostrou a existência de uma associação positiva e significativa entre os dois métodos de mensuração do fluxo salivar (r = 0,996; p Abstract in english The evaluation of the salivary flow rate is important in several situations of dental practice. However, weighing the collected salivary volume it is not a practical method in public health services. This work evaluated the use of hypodermic graduated syringes as a simpler alternative method to meas [...] ure the salivary flow rate. Saliva samples were obtained from 50 individuals (31 females and 19 males) aged 8 to 32 years (mean age: 12.4 years), recruited at the outpatient dental clinics of two public health centers. After collection, the saliva was weighed in a graduated scale and the results compared with the volume obtained through its measurement, in mL, in graduated hypodermic syringes. There was a positive and significant relationship between the two methods of measuring salivary flow rates as demonstrated by the Pearson's correlation coefficient (r = 0.996, with p

  15. 77 FR 19522 - Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: New Premium Rating Method for Most Community Rated Plans

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    2012-04-02

    ...the Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition...by which premiums for community rated FEHB carriers are...and in Department of Health and Human Services...process will apply to all community rated plans, except...stated that using penalty funds to subsidize other...

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

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    Jorgenson, Terra A.

    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.

  17. Foreign Graduates Lose Job Offers in Finance because of Federal Stimulus Rules

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    Mangan, Katherine

    2009-01-01

    The Employ American Workers Act was added to the stimulus bill in February by U.S. Senators Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Bernard Sanders, an Independent from Vermont. It prohibits financial institutions that receive federal bailout money from hiring foreign workers if they have recently laid off American workers in similar jobs or…

  18. 49 CFR 385.13 - Unsatisfactory rated motor carriers; prohibition on transportation; ineligibility for Federal...

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    2010-10-01

    ... carriers, including their most current safety rating, is available from the FMCSA on the Internet at http...” safety rating becomes final, FMCSA will issue an order placing out of service the motor carrier's... Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...

  19. Effect of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Graduation, College Acceptance and Dropout Rates for Students Attending an Urban Public High School

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    Colbert, Robert D.

    2013-01-01

    High school graduation rates nationally have declined in recent years, despite public and private efforts. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether practice of the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation® program at a medium-size urban school results in higher school graduation rates compared to students who do not receive training…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. Publication rate and PhD enrolment following a medical pre-graduate research programme

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    Skovgaard, Marlene; Okkels, Niels

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: In the 1990s, the publication and PhD recruitment rates following the Danish pre-graduate research programme (PGRP) in medicine were 54% and 33%, respectively. Updated estimates are unknown. METHODS: All medical students enrolled in the PGRP at the Faculty of Medicine, Aarhus University (Health), Denmark, during 2003-2012 were included (n = 687). The PGRP files were merged with PhD students' files at Health. A systematic literature search was completed for research students who had enrolled during the 2006-2009 period (n = 227). The factors investigated were student age, sex, PGRP completion time and years in medical school at the time of PGRP initiation. Supervisors were described by sex, title, position and affiliation. Calculations were tested by the chi-squared test; p < 0.05 was considered significant. RESULTS: A larger proportion of male medical students conducted a PGRP compared to female medical students (28% versus 19%; p < 0.01). Within three and a half years from PGRP initiation, 13% of the research students had enrolled in a PhD programme at Health, and 52% had published ? 1 paper with ? 1 supervisor. The research student was the first author on 43% of the overall 224 papers, and 90% were original articles. Publication was positively associated with completion of the PGRP in < 18 months and with embarking on a PhD and with having a male main supervisor. PhD recruitment was related to enrolment in the PGRP after fewer years in medical school. CONCLUSIONS: Fast completion of the PGRP and early enrolment in the programme were associated with scientific publishing and PhD recruitment. The publication rate has remained stable over time. FUNDING: Authors were funded by their individual affiliations. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.

  2. 75 FR 80350 - Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile...

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    2010-12-22

    ...-AJ09 Federal Travel Regulation; Removal of Privately Owned Vehicle Rates; Privately Owned Automobile Mileage Reimbursement When Government Owned Automobiles Are Authorized; Miscellaneous Amendments... date for the final rule published on November 29, 2010 at 75 FR 72965 remains November 29, 2010....

  3. Retail electric rates: drawing the line between federal and state authority under the Commerce Clause

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    O' Neill, A.J.

    1983-10-27

    A review of the Commerce Clause explains the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions in their balancing approach to defining the jurisdiction of federal and state authority over retail electric rates. Although the Mississippi and Arkansas decisions blur the traditional distinction of authority, there remains a clear division in the wholesale-retail areas which the Court has yet to clarify. (DCK)

  4. The Impact of Career and Technical Education on High School Graduation Rates in Tennessee

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    Webb, Terry

    2012-01-01

    In the past, negative effects of not graduating high school have included a higher likelihood of unemployment, a greater chance of living below the poverty line, and relying on government supported programs. Health problems and criminal activities are also linked to the incompletion of high school. One domain of the high school curriculum, Career…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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-five percent of men and 42% of women experienc...

  6. An evaluation of the Federal Reserve estimates of the natural rate of unemployment in real time

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    Gumbau-Brisa, Fabià; Olivei, Giovanni P.

    2013-01-01

    The authors derive an estimate of the Federal Reserve's assessment of the natural rate of unemployment in real time from the Greenbook forecast of inflation. The estimated natural rate starts to rise noticeably in the second half of the mid-1970s. It stays relatively high in the 1980s, and then declines noticeably in the second half of the 1990s. They compare the Greenbook estimates with the estimates obtained in real time from simple relationships that extract information about the natural r...

  7. Factors affecting graduation and student dropout rates at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

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    Mike, Murray.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to introduce into the literature a competing risks methodology that can be used to help identify some student-specific and/or institutional factors which may be influencing the type of outcome experienced by a student when they leave the university system. Focusing on the length of t [...] ime that it takes students to graduate or drop out from their studies, this new methodology was applied to a database comprising all students enrolled for a degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal between the years 2004 and 2012. Financial aid and residence-based accommodation were found to help students who will eventually graduate to do so quicker in terms of the number of credit points that they have to repeat. These same factors, however, also cause someone who will eventually be excluded on academic grounds to linger longer in the system. By focusing on the number of extra credit points that it takes to reach a particular exit point, this paper introduces into the literature a new measure whose use will help to overcome some of the more obvious problems that can occur when one uses calendar time to measure the length of time that it takes to reach a particular exit point.

  8. 12 CFR 622.61 - Adjustment of civil money penalties by the rate of inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties...

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    2010-01-01

    ...the rate of inflation under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of...CREDIT SYSTEM RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Rules and Procedures for Assessment and Collection of Civil Money Penalties § 622.61...

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  10. Evaluation of treatment outcomes in a 3 years post-graduate orthodontic program using the peer assessment rating (par)

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    Bellot-Arcís, Carlos; Montiel-Company, José M.; Gandía-Franco, José L.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: To maintain high treatment quality it is important to evaluate orthodontic treatment results using objective methods. Outcome assessments allow private practitioners and university students to evaluate their results and raise the level of treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the orthodontic treatment outcome in a post-graduate orthodontics program in the University of Valencia (Spain) and to determine whether the treatment outcome is related to several factors as gender, age at start of the treatment, treatment duration, treatment method, extraction-non extraction treatment and cooperation needed. Material and Methods: A sample of 50 patients treated in the post-graduate clinic was randomly selected. Pre-treatment and post-treatment study casts have been assessed by the Peer Assessment Rating (PAR index). The influence of various factors: gender, age at start of the treatment, treatment duration, treatment method, extraction-non extraction treatment, cooperation needed and number of students finishing each case, were statistically analyzed. Results: According to the PAR index, orthodontic treatment reduced the malocclusion in a mean point reduction of 21.4 (CI 95% 18.7-24.1) and a mean percentage reduction of 80.5% (CI 95% 75.9-85.1). The total of the cases improved, 44% of the patients were in greatly improved category. Conclusions: None of the variables studied influenced significantly the treatment outcomes regarding the PAR. Based on the general classification criteria of the index, the results showed that the patients received a high standard treatment. Key words:Treatment outcome, orthodontics education, PAR Index. PMID:25593657

  11. Evaluating Cross-National Metrics of Tertiary Graduation Rates for OECD Countries: A Case for Increasing Methodological Congruence and Data Comparability

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    Heuser, Brian L.; Drake, Timothy A.; Owens, Taya L.

    2013-01-01

    By examining the different methods and processes by which national data gathering agencies compile and submit their findings to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the authors (1) assess the methodological challenges of accurately reporting tertiary completion and graduation rates cross-nationally; (2) to examine the…

  12. Success Rates of GED Credential Recipients and High School Graduates: A Comparative Study of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Students

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    Adams, James Victor

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a statistically significant difference in collegiate success rates of GED credential recipients and high school graduates in community colleges. Data obtained from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) PeopleSoft system at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

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

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available 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-five percent of men and 42% of women experienced one or more injuries during training. The injury incidence rate was 2.5 and 3.2 injuries/1,000 person-days for men and women, respectively (risk ratio (women/men = 1.3, 95% confidence interval = 0.9-1.7. The activities most commonly associated with injuries (% of total were defensive tactics training (58%, physical fitness training (20%, physical fitness testing (5%, and firearms training (3%. Among the men, higher injury risk was associated with older age, slower 300-meter sprint time, slower 1.5-mile run time, lower total points on the physical fitness test (PFT, lower self-rated physical activity, lower frequency of aerobic exercise, a prior upper or lower limb injury, and prior foot or knee pain that limited activity. Among the women higher injury risk was associated with slower 300-meter sprint time, slower 1.5-mile run time, lower total points on the PFT, and prior back pain that limited activity. Conclusion The results of this investigation supported those of a previous retrospective investigation emphasizing that lower fitness and self-reported pain limiting activity were associated with higher injury risk among FBI new agents.

  15. Federal Family Education Loan/Direct Loan Cohort Default Rates, 2011

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  16. The Effect of Graduation Coaches and Credit Recovery Programs on the Dropout Rate of At-Risk Grade 9 Students

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    Bowling, Jan

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    The objective of this study was to identify the characteristics of effective graduation coaches (GCs) and credit recovery programs and explain the influence of a GC and a credit recovery program on Grade 9 students at risk of dropping out. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a high school GC and enrollment in a credit recovery…

  17. 34 CFR 674.5 - Federal Perkins Loan program cohort default rate and penalties.

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    ...default rate and penalties. (a) Default penalty. If an institution's cohort default rate meets the following levels, a default penalty is imposed on the institution as follows...loan is— (A) Discharged due to death or permanent and total disability;...

  18. Evaluation of treatment outcomes in a 3 years post-graduate orthodontic program using the peer assessment rating (par)

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    González–Gil-de-Bernabé, Paloma; Bellot-Arcís, Carlos; Montiel-Company, José M.; Gandía-Franco, José L.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: To maintain high treatment quality it is important to evaluate orthodontic treatment results using objective methods. Outcome assessments allow private practitioners and university students to evaluate their results and raise the level of treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the orthodontic treatment outcome in a post-graduate orthodontics program in the University of Valencia (Spain) and to determine whether the treatment outcome is related to several factors a...

  19. 76 FR 72498 - Rate for Use in Federal Debt Collection and Discount and Rebate Evaluation

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    ...8 of the Prompt Payment rule on ``Rebates'' requires that this rate be used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate. Notice is hereby given that the applicable rate is 1.00...

  20. 77 FR 68886 - Rate for Use in Federal Debt Collection and Discount and Rebate Evaluation

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    ...8 of the Prompt Payment rule on ``Rebates'' requires that this rate be used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate. Notice is hereby given that the applicable rate is 1.00...

  1. Inserción profesional de los licenciados en turismo: El caso de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais (Brasil entre 2005 y 2007 The Employability of Graduates of the Undergraduate Course in Tourism at the Federal University of de Minas Gerais (UFMG/Brazil

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    Tatiana Roberta de Souza

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio tuvo como objetivo general analizar la inserción profesional de los egresados de la carrera de Turismo de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG, en Brasil, entre los años 2005 y 2007. Las estrategias metodológicas utilizadas fueron la investigación bibliográfica y la aplicación de entrevistas. La muestra del estudio estuvo formada por 40 egresados, lo que representa aproximadamente el 52% del universo de investigación. Los resultados muestran que el 48% de los egresados de la muestra están insertados profesionalmente en el campo del turismo, principalmente en el segmento de agencias (30%. Luego de analizar los resultados, se sugiere que las carreras de turismo desarrollen estudios para conocer la inserción profesional de sus egresados, e investiguen la percepción de los estudiantes respecto de la importancia de la institución educativa en la formación profesionalFormed in the Years 2005-2007. This study has as main objective to verify and analyze the employability of graduates of the undergraduate course in Tourism at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG, in Brazil, formed in the years 2005 to 2007. The methodological strategies used were literature review and questionnaires. The study sample consisted of 40 graduates, representing approximately 52% of the survey. The results showed that 48% of graduates surveyed are inserted professionally in the field of tourism, mainly in the segment of agencies (30%. As a result of the survey, we suggest that the graduate courses in tourism, in general, would to develop studies in order to verify the employability of its graduates and to investigate the students' perception about the importance of the institution in its professional formation

  2. 76 FR 5292 - Alternatives to Use of Credit Ratings in Regulations Governing the Federal National Mortgage...

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    2011-01-31

    ... references to credit ratings in their capital regulations and prudential standards. See 75 FR 49423 (Aug. 13, 2010), and 75 FR 52283 (Aug. 25, 2010). The specific FHFA regulations at issue are discussed more fully............ Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010.... May 27, 2010......... 1218 111-176............

  3. An analysis of U.S. federal mileage ratings for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

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    With the introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, the US Environmental Protection Agency developed a rule to calculate “miles per gallon equivalent” (MPGe) for electric vehicle window stickers and the US Department of Energy created a separate procedure for calculation of fuel economy for use in the federally mandated corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. The EPA rule fails to account for inefficiencies in or emissions resulting from the production of electricity and as a result greatly overestimates the life cycle efficiency of covered vehicles, which would be evident using “exergy analysis.” The DOE rule accounts for conversion efficiencies, but includes a long-standing, policy based factor (originally developed to reduce oil consumption by promoting alternatively fueled vehicles). This factor disproportionately raises the calculated performance of electrically powered vehicles. As a result, both the EPA and DOE rules incentivize policies that are not substantiated by the immediate technical merits. - Highlights: • We develop a model to examine US policy on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. • The model is applied to a single example—the Chevy Volt. • The US EPA inflates the mileage of PEVs by equating electrical and chemical energy. • The US EPA fails to account for generating source emissions in PEVs. • On a “well to wheels basis,” PEV performance is similar to gasoline vehicles

  4. Exchange Rate Misalignments, Fiscal Federalism and Redistribution: How to Adjust in a Monetary Union

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    Duwicquet, Vincent; Mazier, Jacques; Saadaoui, Jamel

    2012-01-01

    The euro zone crisis illustrates the insufficiency of adjustment mechanisms in a monetary union characterized by a large heterogeneity. Exchange rate adjustments being impossible, they are very few alternative mechanisms. This situation reflects a simple diagnosis. At the level of the whole euro zone, the euro is close to its equilibrium parity. But the euro is strongly overvalued for Southern European countries, France included, and largely undervalued for Northern European co...

  5. 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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    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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    Full Text Available 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.

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

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    Flávia Regina Souza Ramos

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    Full Text Available 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.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.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 egresses 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.

  7. 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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    Tânia Ruiz

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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.

  8. 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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    Tânia, Ruiz; Percília Dolores, Valenza; Marilene Pinheiro, Euclydes; Maria do Carmo Fontes de, Oliveira; Maria de Lourdes Ferreira, Garcia.

    1985-12-01

    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 u [...] ma 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. Abstract in english 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 t [...] he 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.

  9. Graduation: 1976.

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    The program is a series of interviews and montages on the topic of graduation at all levels: high school, college, graduate, and honorary degrees. Among those interviewed are: Caroline Bird, author of "The Case Against College"; Judith Harrison, Maureen Smith, and Frank Meta, graduates; Roy Forbes, Director of the National Assessment of…

  10. Graduates Employment: Valuable of Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Graduates

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    The main objective of this research is to study the valuable of Curtin University of Technology Sarawak’s graduates in 2006, as well as to study graduates’ perception and recommendation on programs offered. Questionnaires were distributed to School of Business and School of Engineering’s graduates before the Graduation Ceremony held on 11th May 2006 at the Imperial Hall, Mega Hotel. The study found that the employment rate is 64.9% in 2006. Unemployment rate dropped from 36% in 2004 to 25.3% ...

  11. Trident Technical College 1998 Graduate Follow-Up.

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    Presents the results of South Carolina's Trident Technical College's (TTC's) 1998 graduate follow-up survey report of 915 TTC graduates. Graduates were surveyed and results were obtained for the following items: graduate goals, employment, placement rates, graduates in related fields, when job were obtained, job finding methods, job locations, job…

  12. 78 FR 67004 - Removal of References to Credit Ratings in Certain Regulations Governing the Federal Home Loan Banks

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    ... Certain Regulations Governing the Federal Home Loan Banks, 78 FR 30784, 30786-87 (May 23, 2013... Corporation, and the Federal Home Loan Banks, 76 FR 5292 (Jan. 31, 2011). \\10\\ See Proposed Rule, Federal Home Loan Bank Liabilities, 75 FR 68534, 68536-38 (Nov. 8, 2010) (Bank Liabilities Rule). FHFA...

  13. 78 FR 30784 - Removal of References to Credit Ratings in Certain Regulations Governing the Federal Home Loan Banks

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    ... Corporation, and the Federal Home Loan Banks, 76 FR 5292 (Jan. 31, 2011). \\7\\ See Proposed Rule: Federal Home Loan Bank Liabilities, 75 FR 68534, 68536-38 (Nov. 8, 2010) (Bank Liability Rule). \\8\\ See Final Rule: Federal Home Loan Bank Liabilities, 76 FR 18366, 18368 (Apr. 4, 2011) (adopting 12 CFR part 1270)....

  14. 45 CFR 307.30 - Federal financial participation at the 90 percent rate for statewide computerized support...

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    ... § 307.30 Federal financial participation at the...and 1997, Federal financial participation is available...system for a period of time which is consistent with...section. (b) Federal financial participation in the...Support Enforcement: A Guide for States.” FFP...

  15. 45 CFR 307.31 - Federal financial participation at the 80 percent rate for computerized support enforcement systems.

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    ... § 307.31 Federal financial participation at the...September 30, 2001, Federal financial participation is available...system for a period of time which is consistent with...section. (b) Federal financial participation in the...Support Enforcement: A Guide for States.” FFP...

  16. Russian Federation

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    Nuclear industry, research and academic programmes have been developing in the Russian Federation since the 1950s with the former USSR being the cradle of all nuclear programmes, which was later inherited by the Russian Federation. Moreover, the issue of nuclear personnel development has always been recognized as one of the imperatives for supporting research, engineering and production activities in the nuclear field. Thus, almost simultaneously with creating Soviet NFC sites, a number of University programmes aimed at preparing highly qualified and competent staff to meet the requirements of the field were established. The education and training system created then has been successfully operating in the country, having become mature and versatile. Hundreds of competent nuclear professionals are produced each year by leading national schools. It should be noted that the Russian traditional education scheme has always been a continuous process starting with secondary school (which includes high school, i.e. 8-11 forms). High school could be substituted by professional schools (technicums). After high school or a professional school, a student could go on to further education in a university. University graduates acquire diplomas ranking as high as Western MSc diplomas. Having defended diploma projects in technical specialties, the graduates are granted a qualification of engineer-physicist, engineer-designer, engineer-mathematician, 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

  17. PATHS FOLLOWED FOR THE DIGITIZATION OF THE DISSERTATIONS COMING FROM THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN INFORMATION SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA PARAÍBA USING THE DSPACE PLATFORM AS A DIGITAL REPOSITORY

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    Dulce Elizabeth Lima de Sousa

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    Full Text Available Digital information and communicationtechnologies modify individual's behavior andchange social relations significantly. Within thisdynamic chain of information, we realize thatmany scientific studies deployed only in printedmatter, were limited geographically and itscontents did not have adequate visibility. Thisresearch aims to report the paths followed for thedigitization of the dissertations coming from theGraduate Program in Information Science at theUniversidade Federal da Paraíba (PPGCI/UFPBand made available through the DSpace platformas a digital repository. The research universe wascomposed by 174 dissertations. The documentswere scanned and processed using OpticalCharacter Recognition (OCR. It can be stated that26% of the existing dissertations are available atthe PPGCI/UFPB repository. Statistics show thatthese dissertations are being widely accessed bythe community.

  18. An Investigation into the Impact of Federal Government Budget Deficits on the Ex Ante Real Interest Rate Yield on Treasury Notes in the U.S.

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    Cebula, Richard

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    Using four decades of data, this empirical study adopts a loanable funds model to investigate the impact of the federal government budget deficit in the U.S. on the ex ante real interest rate yield on ten-year Treasury notes. For the 40-year period 1973-2012, an autoregressive 2SLS estimate finds that the ex ante real interest rate yield on ten-year U.S. Treasury notes was an increasing function of the ex ante real interest rate yield on Moody’s Aaa-rated corporate bonds, the ex ante real int...

  19. Developments in the Financing of Graduate Education.

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    Student Loan Marketing Association, Washington, DC.

    Contributors' papers include: an overview (Lawrence A. Hough); the federal role (David Breneman); forecasting the stocks and flows of degree holders (Douglas L. Adkins); medical education's response (Bernard Nelson); long-term approach to graduate education student financial assistance (Kurt L. Kendis); needs analysis at the graduate and…

  20. 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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    Tânia Ruiz; Percília Dolores Valenza; Marilene Pinheiro Euclydes; Maria do Carmo Fontes de Oliveira; Maria de Lourdes Ferreira Garcia

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    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 propo...

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

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  2. Comments on the interest rate on loan capital as determined by the Federal Network Agency for regulatory purposes; Anmerkungen zum Fremdkapitalzinssatz in der Regulierungspraxis der Bundesnetzagentur

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    Grote, M.H. [Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Mueller, C. [EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG, Karlsruhe (Germany). Bereich Netze

    2008-05-15

    In calculating system usage charges the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) determines interest rates on the basis of the current yield of fixed-interest securities of domestic issuers. This interest rate times series, which takes account of public corporations, trading banks and industrial corporations, is published by the Deutsche Bundesbank. However, it is not an appropriate interest rate measure for transmission system operators, since the interest rate time series represented by the ''current yield of fixed-interest securities of domestic issuers'' is dominated by a 90% majority of public corporations. This is evidenced by the fact that it is identical with the current yield of fixed-interest securities issued by the state. An interest rate based on the ''current yield of fixed-interest securities of domestic issuers'' leaves the entrepreneurial risk on the part of transmission system operators out of consideration.

  3. Trident Technical College 1999 Graduate Follow-Up Report.

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    Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.

    Presents the results of South Carolina's Trident Technical College's (TTC's) 1999 graduate follow-up survey report. Graduates were surveyed and results were obtained for the following items: graduate goals, employment, placement rates, graduates in related fields, when job obtained, job finding methods, job locations, job satisfaction, job…

  4. 76 FR 32204 - Adjusted Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Rates for the Second and Third Quarters of...

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    2011-06-03

    ...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...

  5. 76 FR 5811 - Adjusted Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Rate for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year...

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    2011-02-02

    ...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...

  6. 78 FR 67004 - Removal of References to Credit Ratings in Certain Regulations Governing the Federal Home Loan Banks

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    2013-11-08

    ...The Bank System's Office of Finance (OF) issues all COs on behalf...expected to develop appropriate strategies to respond to a decline in...facilitating residential housing finance or community lending may be...Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc....

  7. Prevalência de alterações das células ciliadas externas em estudantes de uma escola do Distrito Federal Hair cell alteration prevalence rates in students of a school in Distrito Federal

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    Valéria Gomes da Silva

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Os jovens estão cada vez mais expostos à música alta, que pode prejudicar a audição. O teste das Emissões Otoacústicas, por ser mais sensível à exposição ao ruído, permite detectar precocemente alterações cocleares. OBJETIVO: Investigar a prevalência de lesão das células ciliadas externas por meio do teste de emissões otoacústicas em uma amostra de estudantes. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram realizados os testes de emissões otoacústicas por estímulo transiente e por produto de distorção em 134 indivíduos. Os exames foram analisados de acordo com o critério "passa/falha". Tipo de estudo: Estudo seccional descritivo de prevalência. RESULTADOS: Dos 134 participantes, 80,6% apresentaram emissões otoacústicas transiente alteradas, sendo a maioria do gênero masculino; 97,8% apresentaram emissões otoacústicas produto de distorção alterada e 79,9% apresentaram alteração tanto em transiente quanto em produto de distorção, sendo a maioria do gênero masculino e, ainda, 94,0% relataram fazer uso de fones de ouvido; e 82,8% declararam frequentar lugar com música amplificada. CONCLUSÃO: A alta prevalência de testes alterados pode indicar precocemente uma disfunção coclear e, pelo alto número de participantes que relatou exposição à música alta, há a suspeita de que esse hábito pode estar provocando as alterações cocleares.Exposure to loud music is increasing among young people, and so could be the number of hearing impairment cases in this population. Otoacoustic emission tests are sensitive in capturing the effects of exposure to noise, and allow the detection of early cochlear disorders. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to look into the prevalence rates of injuries to outer hair cells in a population of students through otoacoustic emission testing. MATERIALS AND METHOD: One-hundred and thirty-four subjects were submitted to transient evoked and distortion product otoacoustic emission tests. Subjects were assessed on a "pass/fail" scale. This is a cross-sectional descriptive study on prevalence rates. RESULTS: More than four fifths (80.6% of the 134 subjects had altered transient otoacoustic emissions, most of whom were males; 97.8% had altered distortion product otoacoustic emissions and 79.9% had altered test results in both transient evoked and distortion product OAEs; most were males; 94.0% reported they used earphones; and 82.8% stated they frequented places where loud music was played. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence rates of altered test results seem to indicate the presence of early cochlear disorders in the studied subjects. A significant number of subjects reported exposure to loud music, a habit that may be conducive to the onset of cochlear disorders.

  8. Prevalência de alterações das células ciliadas externas em estudantes de uma escola do Distrito Federal / Hair cell alteration prevalence rates in students of a school in Distrito Federal

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    Valéria Gomes da, Silva; André Luiz Lopes, Sampaio; Carlos Augusto Costa Pires de, Oliveira; Pedro Luiz, Tauil; Glaucia Magalhães Brito, Jansen.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Os jovens estão cada vez mais expostos à música alta, que pode prejudicar a audição. O teste das Emissões Otoacústicas, por ser mais sensível à exposição ao ruído, permite detectar precocemente alterações cocleares. OBJETIVO: Investigar a prevalência de lesão das células ciliadas externas por meio d [...] o teste de emissões otoacústicas em uma amostra de estudantes. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram realizados os testes de emissões otoacústicas por estímulo transiente e por produto de distorção em 134 indivíduos. Os exames foram analisados de acordo com o critério "passa/falha". Tipo de estudo: Estudo seccional descritivo de prevalência. RESULTADOS: Dos 134 participantes, 80,6% apresentaram emissões otoacústicas transiente alteradas, sendo a maioria do gênero masculino; 97,8% apresentaram emissões otoacústicas produto de distorção alterada e 79,9% apresentaram alteração tanto em transiente quanto em produto de distorção, sendo a maioria do gênero masculino e, ainda, 94,0% relataram fazer uso de fones de ouvido; e 82,8% declararam frequentar lugar com música amplificada. CONCLUSÃO: A alta prevalência de testes alterados pode indicar precocemente uma disfunção coclear e, pelo alto número de participantes que relatou exposição à música alta, há a suspeita de que esse hábito pode estar provocando as alterações cocleares. Abstract in english Exposure to loud music is increasing among young people, and so could be the number of hearing impairment cases in this population. Otoacoustic emission tests are sensitive in capturing the effects of exposure to noise, and allow the detection of early cochlear disorders. OBJECTIVE: This study aims [...] to look into the prevalence rates of injuries to outer hair cells in a population of students through otoacoustic emission testing. MATERIALS AND METHOD: One-hundred and thirty-four subjects were submitted to transient evoked and distortion product otoacoustic emission tests. Subjects were assessed on a "pass/fail" scale. This is a cross-sectional descriptive study on prevalence rates. RESULTS: More than four fifths (80.6%) of the 134 subjects had altered transient otoacoustic emissions, most of whom were males; 97.8% had altered distortion product otoacoustic emissions and 79.9% had altered test results in both transient evoked and distortion product OAEs; most were males; 94.0% reported they used earphones; and 82.8% stated they frequented places where loud music was played. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence rates of altered test results seem to indicate the presence of early cochlear disorders in the studied subjects. A significant number of subjects reported exposure to loud music, a habit that may be conducive to the onset of cochlear disorders.

  9. Papel do preceptor da atenção primária em saúde na formação da graduação e pós-graduação da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco: um termo de referência / The primary health care preceptor in undergraduate and graduate training at Pernambuco Federal University: a reference term

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    Vitor Hugo Lima, Barreto; Regina Onezifora da Silva, Monteiro; Gustavo Sérgio de Godoy, Magalhães; Rodrigo Cariri Chalegre de, Almeida; Lara Neves, Souza.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste artigo é apresentar uma orientação teórica e prática aos preceptores da atenção primária à saúde vinculados à Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Pressupõe a atenção primária à saúde como um cenário de prática para estudantes de diferentes graduações e pós-graduações com c [...] aracterísticas próprias. Aborda aspectos importantes do processo ensino-aprendizagem no ambiente comunitário, articulando os diferentes atores deste, entre os quais o conceito de conhecimento na atenção primária; a relação preceptor-estudante; a correlação teoria e prática; a avaliação processual; o ensino e a pesquisa no trabalho; a inserção político-social da aprendizagem; a interdisciplinaridade; o trabalho em equipe e a interinstitucionalidade na integração ensino-serviço. Por fim, propõe a reintegração do espaço da educação, da pesquisa e do trabalho. Abstract in english This article aims to present a theoretical and practical guideline to primary health care preceptors connected to the Pernambuco Federal University. Primary health care is presumed as a practical setting for students of different undergraduate and graduate courses, with their own characteristics. Im [...] portant aspects of the teaching-learning process in the community are addressed, including the concept of knowledge in primary care; the preceptor-student relationship; theory-practice correlation; procedural assessment; education and research at work; socio-political context of learning; interdisciplinarity; teamwork and cross-institutional service-learning integration. Finally, it proposes the reintegration of the learning, research and work space.

  10. 5 CFR 532.205 - The use of Federal, State, and local minimum wage requirements in determining prevailing rates.

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    2010-01-01

    ...State, and local minimum wage requirements in determining...PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PREVAILING...State, and local minimum wage requirements in determining prevailing rates. (a) Wage schedules,...

  11. Pesquisa em ensino de biologia: características da produção acadêmica do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ensino de Ciências da Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brasil / Biology education research: Academic production characteristics of the graduate program in science education at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil

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    Michelle Garcia da, Silva; Edenia Maria Ribeiro do, Amaral.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um estudo referente à pesquisa em ensino de Biologia, pautado na descrição, análise e caracterização das dissertações defendidas no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ensino de Ciências (PPGEC), da Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE). Para tal, foram analisadas 41 disser [...] tações defendidas no período de 2003 a 2009, a partir de descritores propostos pelo Centro de Documentação em Ensino de Ciências (CEDOC), da Faculdade de Educação da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP): ano de defesa, autor e orientadores, nível de ensino, foco temático e gênero do trabalho acadêmico. Os resultados mostraram que a pesquisa em Ensino de Biologia do PPGEC/UFRPE apresenta características comuns à pesquisa nessa área em âmbito nacional, como o predomínio de problemáticas que envolvem a Educação Básica. E, também, características singulares que refletem o processo de implantação e consolidação do curso de mestrado do PPGEC/UFRPE. Abstract in english This paper presents a study related to research in teaching of Biology, based on the description, analysis and characterization of dissertations in the Graduate Program in Science Teaching (PPGEC), University Federal Rural of Pernambuco (UFRPE). For this, 41 dissertations were analyzed in the period [...] 2003-2009, taking into account descriptors proposed by Centro de Documentação em Ensino de Ciências (CEDOC) from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP): the year of defense, author and supervisors, educational level, thematic focus and type of academic work. The results showed that the research in teaching of Biology in PPGEC/UFRPE presents common characteristics in this area at the national level, for instance, within the prevalence of research themes involving basic education. Also there are specific characteristics for academic production that reflect the process of implementation and consolidation of the Master course in the PPGEC/UFRPE.

  12. 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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    Saionara, Greggio; Marimar da, Silva; Didiê Ana Ceni, Denardi; Gloria, Gil.

    Full Text Available 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 pesquis [...] a. 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. Abstract in english 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 studi [...] es 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.

  13. 76 FR 70365 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Austin, TX and Waco, TX, Appropriated Fund Federal...

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    ...OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 5 CFR Part 532 RIN 3206-AM50 Prevailing Rate Systems...following regulatory criteria under 5 CFR 532.211 when defining FWS wage area boundaries...In addition, OPM regulations at 5 CFR 532.211 do not permit splitting...

  14. 78 FR 65430 - Notice of Rate To Be Used for Federal Debt Collection, and Discount and Rebate Evaluation

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    ...cost-effectiveness of a cash discount. In addition, this rate is to be used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate (5 CFR 1315.8). Notice is hereby given that the applicable...

  15. Creeping Federalization

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    Sweeney, Richard J.

    2003-01-01

    The U.S. Constitution importantly limits the degree to which the federal governmentcan impose harmonization across member states. This paper reviews these limitations andhow they have evolved substantially over time in the U.S. It also discusses some of thebenefits and costs of such limitations, and argues that the EU may benefit from adoptingsimilar limitations. Harmonization of EU tax codes is likely to be economically harmful. Ontheoretical grounds, tax rates are likely to be harmonized at a ...

  16. 2010 Federal STEM Education Inventory Data Set

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    Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President — This data set provides information for STEM education (pre-kindergarten through graduate) investments funded by Federal agencies at the level of $300,000 or above.

  17. An Empirical Investigation into the Impact of U.S. Federal Government Budget Deficits on the Real Interest Rate Yield on Intermediate-term Treasury Debt Issues, 1972-2012

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    2014-01-01

    The existence of large federal budget deficits in the U.S., especially in recent years, raises the specter of concern regarding their potential effects on real interest rates (as well as economic growth and capital formation). This study provides current and new empirical evidence on the impact of the federal budget deficit on the real interest rate yields on intermediate-term debt issues of the U.S. Treasury, represented herein by the ex post real interest rate yields on three-year Treasury ...

  18. O rito e os emblemas na formatura das enfermeiras brasileiras no distrito federal (1924-1925) / The rite and emblems at the graduation of brazilian nurses in the federal district in brazil (1924-1925) / El rito y las insignias en la graduación de las enfermeras brasileñas en la capital federal (1924-1925)

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    Fernando, Porto; Tânia Cristina Franco, Santos.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo histórico-social com o objetivo de analisar a formatura das escolas de enfermagem, em relação ao seu significado e aos emblemas como efeito da assinatura imagética das escolas e da profissão enfermagem para a sociedade. A análise do corpus documental se fez a partir da contextualização das fo [...] tografias, com base nos documentos escritos. O estudo evidenciou que os ritos de formaturas foi uma das maneiras de publicar a imagem da enfermeira à época, e que as representações objetais foram marcas emblemáticas na produção da crença simbólica. Desse modo, podemos ao final considerar que os ritos institucionais e as reapresentações objetais utilizados pela Escola Prática de Enfermeiras da Cruz Vermelha Brasileira e da Escola de Enfermeiras do Departamento Nacional de Saúde Pública foram estratégias de proclamarem a identidade da profissão, cada qual a sua maneira. Abstract in spanish Estudio histórico social con el objetivo de analizar la graduación de las escuelas de enfermería, en cuanto a su significado y a las insignias como efecto de la fijación de la imagen de las escuelas y de la profesión enfermería a la sociedad. El análisis del corpus documental se hizo a partir del co [...] ntexto de las fotografías, con base en los documentos escritos. El estudio evidenció que los ritos de graduación fue una de las maneras de publicar la imagen de la enfermera a la época, y las representaciones de los objetos fueron marcas evidentes en la producción de la creencia simbólica. Así, podemos al final considerar que los ritos institucionales y las reexhibiciones de los objetos utilizados por la "Escola Prática de Enfermeiras da Cruz Vermelha Brasileira" y por la "Escola de Enfermeiras do Departamento Nacional de Saúde Pública" fueron estrategias a que proclamaran la identidad de la profesión cada cual a su manera. Abstract in english Socio-historical study aiming to examine the graduation of Nursing schools regarding its meaning and the emblems as an effect to fix the image of schools and the nursing profession to society. The analysis of the documentary Corpus was made from the context of photographs, based on written documents [...] . The study showed that the graduation rites were one of the ways to publish the image of the nurse at that time and the objects representations were flagship brands in the production of symbolic beliefs. Thus, it is possible to finally consider that the institutional rites and objects representations used by the Practical School of Nurses of the Brazilian Red Cross and the School of Nurses of the National Department of Public Health were strategies to proclaim the Identity of the profession in their own ways.

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

    2013-01-01

    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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

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

    2008-06-01

    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" . 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" .

  2. 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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    Camila Kelly Gomes de Lima

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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" .

  3. The Impact of Low, Moderate, and High Military Family Mobility School District Transfer Rates on Graduating Senior High School Dependents' Achievement and School Engagement

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    Rippe, Jeffrey K.

    2012-01-01

    The results of this study suggest that there were no significant differences in the academic performance of military dependents' with low (n = 20), moderate (n = 20), and high (n = 20) mobility school district transfer rates compared to non-military control students (n = 20) before completing high school. The findings were not consistent with…

  4. Federal Holidays

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    Office of Personnel Management — Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the following public holidays for Federal employees. Please note that most Federal employees work on a Monday through Friday...

  5. Transition within a graduate nurse residency program.

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    Varner, Kendra D; Leeds, Ruth A

    2012-11-01

    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

  6. An Examination of 4-Year Cohort Graduation and Dropout Rates for the New York City Public Schools' Class of 2001 and Final School Completion Outcomes for the Class of 1998.

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    Mei, Lori; Bell-Ellwanger, Jennifer; Miller, Ron

    This study examined the progress of students in New York City who entered the ninth grade in fall 1997 and were scheduled to graduate in spring 2001 after 4 years of high school. This report indicates the percentages of students in this class, the Class of 2001, who graduated, dropped out, and were still enrolled in school to attend a fifth year…

  7. Success of Graduate Programmes

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    Coman, Alexandra; Kupšyt?, Valdon?

    2012-01-01

    The research presented in this report is based on a planning problem that is focused on identifying the initiatives undertaken by the Danish companies to reduce the risk of failure of graduate programmes and why or why not are these initiatives successful. Benefits of employing graduates are well known, but developing a young graduate without experience to a performant and engaged employee requires a well thought initiatives. Therefore, the report aims to identify the aspects, which make the ...

  8. Employer and new graduate satisfaction with new graduate performance in the workplace within the first year following convocation from the Ontario Veterinary College

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    Butler, Daniel G.

    2003-01-01

    Mailed questionnaires administered to employers of graduates and to graduates of the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000 and 2001, 7 to 10 months after convocation, surveyed new graduate performance in the workplace. Proficiency at 9 species-specific (in 4 practice contexts) and 7 nonspecies-specific clinical activities were rated as “high,” “some,” or “low.” Fifteen nonvocation- specific attributes, reflecting interpersonal, communication, and business skills, and the new graduate's competenc...

  9. Matching University Graduates' Competences with Employers' Needs in Taiwan

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    Ho, Hsuan-Fu

    2015-01-01

    The dramatic expansion of the number of higher educational institutions in Taiwan has contributed a great deal to the growing unemployment rate of university graduates. Given the accumulated number of students who graduated in previous years and failed to find a job, the pressure of finding a job is growing each year. On the other hand, however,…

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

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    Sylwia Go??b

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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.

  11. Fiscal Federalism

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    Tatiana Mosteanu

    2007-06-01

    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.

  12. Discussion about the range of natural radiation exposure rate found in dwelling-houses in the Federal Republic of Germany and in Poland

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    In this paper the range of natural radiation exposure rate found in dwelling-houses is discussed. The source of this exposure are natural radionuclides 40K, 226Ra, 232Th and their decay products widely distributed in soil and in building materials. The resulting whole body dose equivalent rate of gamma radiation is compared to the effective dose equivalent rate of alpha radiation originating from 222Rn diffusing out of building materials and decaying to alpha emitting short living daughters. (Author)

  13. Art Enrichment: Evaluating a Collaboration between Head Start and a Graduate Art Therapy Program

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    Klorer, P. Gussie; Robb, Megan

    2012-01-01

    Head Start, a U.S. federally funded program, prepares children for school through early childhood intervention in social-emotional and cognitive arenas. This article describes program evaluation survey results from the past 5 years of an 18-year collaboration between a university graduate art therapy program and 8 Head Start centers. Graduate art…

  14. Where have all the graduates gone?

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    Key facts and figures about the labour market for new graduates in the UK were published recently in the IES Annual Graduate Review 1998-99, which indicates that the demand for graduates amongst the traditional recruiters has continued to grow steadily, along with reports of recruitment difficulties. It is noteworthy that last year one in three graduates went into fixed-term or temporary appointments, while many of those who took up permanent jobs went into lower level work that did not make use of their graduate skills. Many graduates are taking more than a year, and sometimes up to three years, to find their way into permanent jobs and careers. Those graduating in computer science, engineering and mathematics, medicine and related subjects, or education have been the most likely to gain high level managerial, professional or technical jobs and have the lowest unemployment rates. In contrast, those with biological science, humanities, social sciences or creative arts degrees are most likely to be unemployed initially. Many new graduates commenced their jobs by earning salaries in the range £10 000-15 000, but they should of course continue to earn more than those lesser qualified, as well as having lower unemployment rates. Of the 400 000 students who graduated in 1998 (more than double the total of a decade ago), over half had first degrees and the rest undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications. Despite the growth, entry to the physical sciences, engineering and technology has been falling, as has the proportion on sandwich courses. Women now comprise the majority of entrants to first degrees but remain under-represented in mathematics, physical science and engineering or technology courses. Interestingly more than one in three students now has a paid job during their course; such work experience can be beneficial to their long-term job searches. In the longer term, numbers of graduates are expected to stay broadly constant over the next three years, followed by a slight growth in numbers. It is expected that the rising demand for graduates will be maintained but the number of openings for new graduates will not grow sufficiently quickly to absorb the higher numbers actually graduating. With the costs of a degree rising and the returns falling, students would be advised to be increasingly flexible in their investment in higher education and should view the long-term career options. Employers, on the other hand, will have the challenge of recruiting graduates with the right skills and competencies. Those in the greatest demand will combine intellectual with personal attributes and skills in areas such as team-working, motivation and communication, as well as the ability to continue learning. Such attributes will also be important for those in technical areas where good specialist knowledge will rarely be enough. Working and communicating with nonspecialist customers and colleagues is required more and more. Employers should also be focusing on their actual needs in recruits and what they can offer by way of jobs and careers, so that a more realistic match between recruits and jobs, with better long-term performance and retention, ensues. IES Annual Graduate Review 1998-99: the Key Facts by R Pearson et al (IES Report 354, January 1999, ISBN 1 85184 283 7) costs £27.50 and is obtainable from Grantham Book Services, Isaac Newton Way, Alma Park Industrial Estate, Grantham NG31 9SD (fax: 01476 541061).

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

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    McKenna, Gerald

    2010-04-23

    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.

  16. 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)

  17. Return rates of European graduate students in the US : How many and who return, and when ? Terugkeer van Europese doctoraatsstudenten in de VS : hoeveel keren er terug en wanneer ?

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    Linda Van Bouwel

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    Full Text Available Although the EU has introduced various policies to foster student mobility within Europe, it remains a ‘stylized fact’ that the majority of student mobility is geared towards the US. Many students who choose to complete (part of their higher education in the US may choose to stay there upon graduation, constituting part of the ‘brain drain’. However, if a considerable part of these students return to Europe, bringing with them additional human and social capital, they may benefit the European economy. In this context, we study the migration behavior of a sample of European economics students who obtained a PhD in the US. First, we find a high stay rate : 64 % are currently working in the US, whereas only 24 % move back to their home country and an additional 10 % move to another European country. However, there are substantial differences in remigration patterns among different European countries and regions. The majority of returnees return immediately upon completion of their PhD degree, however, there is still considerable return migration of initial stayers up until the point where they likely receive tenure. Within Europe, the UK is the preferred destination for PhD holders who do not return to their home country. Finally, increasing funding for European students to pursue a PhD in the US may boost return rates, as PhD holders who were funded by their home country are more likely to return.Hoewel de EU verschillende beleidsmaatregelen geïntroduceerd heeft om studentenmobiliteit binnen Europa te bevorderen, blijft het een algemeen aanvaard feit dat het merendeel van de studentenmobiliteit de VS als bestemming heeft. Veel studenten die (een gedeelte van hun hogere studies in de VS afronden hebben de mogelijkheid om na hun afstuderen in de VS te blijven, en zo een deel van de ‘brain drain’ te vormen. Indien echter een groot aantal van hen terugkeren naar Europa, en daarbij additioneel menselijk en sociaal kapitaal met zich meebrengen, kan de Europese economie hier wel bij varen. In deze context bestuderen we de migratiebeslissingen van een steekproef van Europese economiestudenten die hun doctoraat in de VS behaald hebben. Ten eerste observeren we dat een hoog percentage verkiest in de VS te blijven : 64 % werkt momenteel nog steeds in de VS, terwijl slechts 24 % terugkeert naar hun thuisland, en een additionele 10 % zich elders in Europa vestigt. Ten tweede zien we dat de meerderheid van zij die momenteel thuis of in Europa werken, daar ook al werkten vlak na hun afstuderen. Binnen Europa is het Verenigd Koninkrijk de meest populaire bestemming voor doctoraatshouders die ervoor kiezen niet naar hun land van herkomst terug te keren. Ten slotte zijn er mogelijks argumenten om meer fondsen vrij te maken voor Europese studenten die in de Verenigde Staten hun doctoraat willen behalen, aangezien studenten die door hun thuisland gefinancierd worden meer kans maken om terug te keren.

  18. Gender issues in graduate science success

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    Ferreira, Maria M.

    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.

  19. PingFederate

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    US Agency for International Development — PingFederate Server provides Identity Federation and Single Sign On Capabilities. Federated identity management (or identity federation) enables enterprises to...

  20. Patterns of condemnation rates in swine from a federally inspected abattoir in relation to disease outbreak information in Ontario (2005–2007)

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    Amezcua, Rocio; Pearl, David L; Martinez, Alejandro; Robert .M. Friendship

    2011-01-01

    Strong correlations between clinical signs on farms and the presence of lesions at slaughter have been reported. The objective of this study was to determine if changes in condemnation rates provide a data source for surveillance of disease outbreaks in pigs. The data were obtained from 1 abattoir in Ontario (2005–2007). The epidemiological relevance of the results was based on an outbreak of porcine circovirus associated disease (PCVAD) in Ontario in 2005. The total condemnations and condemn...

  1. In Job-Placement Rates, Fuzzy Data

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    Sandoval, Timothy

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  2. 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)

  3. The Relationship between School Leadership and Graduation Coach Interventions in Rural and Urban Settings

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    Amos, Christopher Nicholas

    2012-01-01

    The primary purpose for the Graduation Coach intervention is to increase the graduation rate and help schools produce a student that can be a productive citizen. The increasing dropout rate in the United States of America, coupled with the recent addition of some legislation, has forced schools and districts to implement programs to combat this…

  4. Electives in Graduate Medical Education

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    Kumar, Santosh; Zayapragassarazan, Z.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  5. Estimación de la Incidencia de Cáncer de Tiroides en Capital Federal y el Gran Buenos Aires (período 2003-2011 Incidences Rates of Thyroid Cancer in Buenos Aires (2003-2011

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    Eduardo N Faure

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    Full Text Available La incidencia del cáncer de tiroides ha aumentado significativamente en las últimas décadas en el resto del mundo. En Argentina no existe un registro nacional de cáncer por lo que la incidencia del mismo no puede establecerse. Por lo tanto, nuestro objetivo fue estimar la incidencia de cáncer de tiroides en la población de la Ciudad Autánoma de Buenos aires y Gran Buenos Aires así como la relación por género y la histología en el período de 2003 hasta 2011. Asumiendo que la población de afiliados a la Obra Social de la Policía Federal Argentina es representativa de los habitantes de Buenos Aires y el conurbano calculamos que la incidencia es de 6,51 casos/100.000 habitantes/año, con un incremento en 25 años mayor al doble, con predominio del carcinoma papilar frente al folicular.Thyroid cancer incidence has significantly risen worldwide in the last decades. In Argentina, there is no national cancer registry; therefore its incidence can not be established. The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of thyroid cancer in the population of Buenos Aires City and suburbs, and the relationship between gender and histology over the period 2003-2011. Assuming that the population affiliated to the Social Security of the Argentine Federal Police is representative of the inhabitants of Buenos Aires City and suburbs, we estimate an incidence of 6.51 cases/100,000 population/year, with an increasing incidence of almost double from 1981-1986 to 2003-2011. An increase in papillary thyroid cancer was mainly responsible for this rising trend. Incidence rates were higher for females (11.76/100,000 women compared to those for males (2.65/100,000 men. Among men and women of all ages, the highest rate of incidence was for tumor size < 1 cm.

  6. Estimación de la Incidencia de Cáncer de Tiroides en Capital Federal y el Gran Buenos Aires (período 2003-2011) / Incidences Rates of Thyroid Cancer in Buenos Aires (2003-2011)

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    Eduardo N, Faure; María Jimena, Soutelo; Gabriel, Faraj; Rubén J, Lutf; Guillermo J, Juvenal.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available La incidencia del cáncer de tiroides ha aumentado significativamente en las últimas décadas en el resto del mundo. En Argentina no existe un registro nacional de cáncer por lo que la incidencia del mismo no puede establecerse. Por lo tanto, nuestro objetivo fue estimar la incidencia de cáncer de tir [...] oides en la población de la Ciudad Autánoma de Buenos aires y Gran Buenos Aires así como la relación por género y la histología en el período de 2003 hasta 2011. Asumiendo que la población de afiliados a la Obra Social de la Policía Federal Argentina es representativa de los habitantes de Buenos Aires y el conurbano calculamos que la incidencia es de 6,51 casos/100.000 habitantes/año, con un incremento en 25 años mayor al doble, con predominio del carcinoma papilar frente al folicular. Abstract in english Thyroid cancer incidence has significantly risen worldwide in the last decades. In Argentina, there is no national cancer registry; therefore its incidence can not be established. The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of thyroid cancer in the population of Buenos Aires City and s [...] uburbs, and the relationship between gender and histology over the period 2003-2011. Assuming that the population affiliated to the Social Security of the Argentine Federal Police is representative of the inhabitants of Buenos Aires City and suburbs, we estimate an incidence of 6.51 cases/100,000 population/year, with an increasing incidence of almost double from 1981-1986 to 2003-2011. An increase in papillary thyroid cancer was mainly responsible for this rising trend. Incidence rates were higher for females (11.76/100,000 women) compared to those for males (2.65/100,000 men). Among men and women of all ages, the highest rate of incidence was for tumor size

  7. Transition strategies and labour market integration of Greek university graduates

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    Karamessini, Maria

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    Greece has today the highest youth unemployment rate in the EU-27 while employment precariousness is disproportionately concentrated among young workers. Youth unemployment and employment precariousness are extremely high even among higher education graduates, generating a very long period of transition from education to work. Protracted transition calls for the development of diverse strategies for successful labour market integration before and after graduation. In this paper we use micro-d...

  8. How relevant is job mismatch for German graduates?

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    Berlingieri, Francesco; Erdsiek, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    In this study, we examine the incidence and direct consequences of job mismatch for German graduates. Beyond measuring job mismatch by the comparison of qualification obtained by employees and required for a job, we employ self-reported skill mismatch variables concerning overall skills and more detailed information about the surplus or deficit in specific competences. The results indicate that a substantial share of graduates underutilizes own skills in the job. The rate of ov...

  9. Counseling Graduate Students.

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    Caple, Richard B.

    1995-01-01

    Explores how the understanding of graduate students' special needs and circumstances enhances counseling of this population. Looks at stress factors, educational preparation, delayed gratification, achieving autonomy, intellectual development, and the counseling process. Emphasizes the importance of establishing trust in the therapeutic dialog so…

  10. Graduate Music Education

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    Phillips, Kenneth H.

    2008-01-01

    This essay on graduate music education is in response to an article by David Hebert on challenges and solutions in online music teacher education that appeared in the online journal, "Research and Issues in Music Education," 5(1). The author found the article stimulating because so little has been written on the topic of music teacher education at…

  11. Preparing Graduate Students as Science Communicators

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    Knudson, K.; Gutstein, J.

    2012-12-01

    Our presentation introduces our interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches graduate students at our R-1 university to translate their research to general audiences. We also discuss the challenges we have faced and strategies we have employed to broaden graduate education at our campus to include preparation in science communication. Our "Translating Research beyond Academia" curriculum consists of three separate thematically based courses taught over the academic year: Education and Community Outreach, Science Communication and Writing, Communicating with Policy- and Decision-makers. Course goals are to provide professional development training so that graduate students become more capable professionals prepared for careers inside and outside academia while increasing the public understanding of science and technology. Open to graduate students of any discipline, each course meets weekly for two hours; students receive academic credit through a co-sponsoring graduate program. Students learn effective strategies for communicating research and academic knowledge with the media, the general public, youth, stakeholders, and decision- and policy-makers. Courses combine presentations from university and regional experts with hands-on work sessions aimed towards creating effective communications, outreach and policy plans, broader impacts statements, press releases, blogs, and policy briefs. A final presentation and reflections are required. Students may opt for further training through seminars tailored to student need. Initial results of our analyses of student evaluations and work indicate that students appreciate the interdisciplinary, problem-based approach and the low-risk opportunities for learning professional development skills and for exploring non-academic employment. Several students have initiated engaged work in their disciplines, and several have secured employment in campus science communication positions. Two have changed career plans as a direct result of our courses, opting for master's degrees to pursue science communications-related positions. One received a prestigious fellowship in science communication and media. Yet, while we are successful with students, our programs are not without challenges. Our Translating Research interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages students' exploration of non-academic career options can create problems with faculty advisors in the current environment of graduate education; Carnegie scholars and other researchers argue that the traditional master-apprentice system requires a thorough overhaul to address high attrition rates and low rates of academic employment. Secondly, we situated our communications training within our environmental research institute and outside of any graduate program's degree requirements. While this gives access to motivated graduate students and creates enriching interactions within the course context, it presents problems with campus recognition and institutionalization. We are identifying new pathways and exploring the creation of a certificate program through our University Extension. Graduate student perception can also be an issue. Our courses tend to attract a particular kind of graduate student: female, early in her academic career, in the sciences, and interested in a career outside of academia. Attracting more male graduate students to science communication remains a challenge.

  12. Survey of foreign graduate students

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    Bell, Peter M.

    In the 1983 American Institute of Physics (AIP) Graduate Student Survey, the issue of foreign versus national students in U.S. graduate programs was explored. In the past decade, the number of entering graduate students from foreign nations in American universities has risen from about 600 to about 1100, an increase from 23% in 1973 to 40% in 1983 of all entering physics graduate students in the United States. There are more than 10,000 graduate students in physics in the United StatesThe benefits, or lack thereof, of having foreign graduate students raises a number of philosophical points. Like all students, foreign students learn from academic programs; but at high competitive levels, they contribute as well. The essence of growth in any academic program is described by the creativity supplied by ever incoming students. In an academically competitive system the question of foreign students displacing U.S. students in graduate programs has no definition. On the other hand, what about the graduate job market after graduation? Some would point to the return of foreign graduates to their homeland as an example of U.S. education efforts not benefitting U.S. society, at least directly. Others worry about foreign graduates flooding the U.S. job market.

  13. Soil-restoration rate and initial soil formation trends on example of anthropogenically affected soils of opencast mine in Kursk region, Russian Federation

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    Pigareva, Tatiana

    2015-04-01

    The mining industry is one of the main factors which anthropogenically change the environment. Mining process results in removing of the rocks and mechanical changes of considerable amounts of ground. One of the main results of mining arising of antropic ecosystems as well as increasing of the new created soils total area is technosols. The main factor controlling the soil formation in postmining environment is the quality of spoiled materials. Initial soil formation has been investigated on spoils of the largest iron ore extraction complex in Russia - Mikhailovsky mining and concentration complex which is situated in Kursk region, Russia. Investigated soils are presented by monogenetic weak developed soils of different age (10-15-20 years). Young soils are formed on the loess parent materials (20 year-old soil), or on a mix of sand and clay overburdens (15 and 10-year-old soils). Anthropogenically affected soils are characterized by well-developed humus horizon which is gradually replaced by weakly changed soil-building rocks (profile type A-C for 10-, 15-years old soils, and A-AC-C for 20 years old soils). Gray-humus soils are characterized by presence of diagnostic humus horizon gradually replaced by soil-building rock. The maximum intensity of humus accumulation has been determined in a semi-hydromorphic 10-year-old soil developed on the mixed heaps which is connected with features of water-air conditions complicating mineralization of plant remnants. 20-year-old soil on loess is characterized by rather high rate of organic substances accumulation between all the automorphous soils. It was shown that one of the most effective restoration ways for anthropogenically affected soils is a biological reclamation. Since overburdens once appeared on a day surface are overgrown badly in the first years, they are subject to influence of water and wind erosion. Our researchers have found out that permanent grasses are able to grow quickly; they accumulate a considerable quantity of top and root mass, promote accumulation of humus and accelerate soil building.

  14. Moral federalism

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    Janeba, Eckhard

    2004-01-01

    Many political issues like abortion, gay marriage or assisted suicide are strongly contested because individuals have preferences not only over their own choice but also about other individuals? actions. How should society decide these issues? This paper compares three regimes (centralization, decentralization and federalism) in an economy where individuals choose their residence and vote over a single-dimensional regulatory policy at the regional and national level. The main results are: (i)...

  15. 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

  16. Implementing a Perioperative RN Training Program for Recent Graduates.

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    Byrd, Debra; Mullen, Linda; Renfro, David; Harris, Theodore A

    2015-09-01

    In 2010, nurse educators at one health care facility implemented a new program that emphasized placing new graduates in specialty areas, including the hemodialysis unit, the gastroenterology unit, and the OR. Managers in the OR faced staffing challenges because of the difficulty in recruiting and retaining experienced perioperative nurses and the expected retirement of a significant number of staff members. Surgical services managers agreed to participate in the new graduate program and decided to use AORN's Periop 101™ course and a series of monthly simulation training sessions to supplement the program and provide recently graduated nurses with a strong perioperative nursing foundation. In three years, a total of nine newly graduated RNs successfully completed the program. The three-year retention rate was 78%. PMID:26323221

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

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    Monica Claassen?Wilson; Sara E. Morris; Judith Z. Emde

    2009-01-01

    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.Meth...

  18. 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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    Carolina Freddo, Fleck; Breno Augusto Diniz, Pereira.

    2011-06-01

    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 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.

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

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    Scicluna Helen A

    2012-06-01

    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.

  20. The faculty costs to educate a biomedical sciences graduate student.

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    Smolka, Adam J; Halushka, Perry V; Garrett-Mayer, Elizabeth

    2015-03-01

    Academic medical centers nationwide face numerous fiscal challenges resulting from implementation of restructured healthcare delivery models, contracting state support for higher education, and increased competition for federal and other sources of biomedical research funding. In pursuing greater accountability and transparency in its fiscal operations, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has implemented a responsibility centers management budgetary model, which requires all MUSC colleges to be eventually self-sustaining financially. Graduate schools in the biomedical sciences are particularly vulnerable in the face of these challenges, depending traditionally as they do on financial support from training grant tuition, occasional medical school tuition and medical practice plan revenues, graduate college-based revenue-generating programs, and faculty payment of PhD tuition. The revenue streams are often insufficient to support PhD training programs, and supplemental financial support is required from the institution. In the context of a college of graduate studies, estimates of the cost of educating a graduate student become a significant necessity. This study presents a readily applicable model of empirically estimating the faculty salary costs that may provide a basis for budgetary planning that will help to sustain a biomedical sciences graduate school's commitment to its teaching, research, and service mission goals. PMID:25673355

  1. Debenture Interest Rates

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development — Interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Commissioner under the provisions of the National...

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

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    Kuipers, Judith L.

    2011-01-01

    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

  3. Graduation Policies for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Who Participate in States' AA-AAS. Synthesis Report 97

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    Thurlow, Martha L.; Albus, Debra A.; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Vang, Miong

    2014-01-01

    Graduation rates and requirements for earning a regular diploma are topics of increasing interest as states focus on ensuring that their students are college and career ready when they leave school with a diploma. To ensure that states are gauging the rates at which students are graduating in a consistent way, the Elementary and Secondary…

  4. Employability of graduates of psychology bachelor study in FF OU

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    Anna Schneiderová

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available In the academic year 2012-2013, the first graduates completed bachelor study of psychology at Faculty of Arts in University of Ostrava. In 2013 we implemented pilot research on Facebook whose aim was to find out how many of our graduates continue on Master's study of psychology and on which universities, or what is their subsequent employment. Information about later career/study and additional information about previous study in University of Ostrava (OU were obtained from 20 ex-students who graduated in 2013 (100% of graduates. Because these students were the first bachelor's degree graduates in psychology at OU, we completed also additional analyzes (due to the small number of graduates that can be helpful for the further development of the course. Employments and further Master's studies of our graduates in the field of psychology and other humanities was correlated with the exams' results during the study, with the results of final bachelor exam, and results of the admission tests. As we expected, the results of admission tests or continuous exams' during study didn't show to be successful indicator of admission to follow-up Master's studies of psychology. These information however can be useful for further improving of bachelor psychology course in OU. Given that the results of this pilot research are approximate and research continues, the Master's admission results of further classes will be more relevant indicator of the success rate of our bachelor course of psychology. Because University of Ostrava don't have follow-up Master's study of psychology, we perceive as a success of our Department of psychology that 12 of 20 graduates of psychology were taken to the follow-up Master's study, and 9 of them studies follow-up Master's study of psychology at four universities in the Czech and Slovak Republic.

  5. Using the Freshman On-Track Indicator to Predict Graduation in Two Urban Districts in the Midwest Region. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 134

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    Norbury, Heather; Wong, Manyee; Wan, Yinmei; Reese, Kelly; Dhillon, Sonica; Gerdeman, R. Dean

    2012-01-01

    Recent estimates suggest that of U.S. public high school freshmen in the fall of 2005 24.5 percent did not graduate on time in 2008/09 (Stillwell, Sable, and Plotts 2011). As states and school districts attempt to boost graduation rates, they face the challenge of identifying which students are at risk of not graduating on time. Early warning…

  6. Using the Freshman On-Track Indicator to Predict Graduation in Two Urban Districts in the Midwest Region. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 134

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    Norbury, Heather; Wong, Manyee; Wan, Yinmei; Reese, Kelly; Dhillon, Sonica; Gerdeman, R. Dean

    2012-01-01

    Recent estimates suggest that of U.S. public high school freshmen in the fall of 2005 24.5 percent did not graduate on time in 2008/09 (Stillwell, Sable, and Plotts 2011). As states and school districts attempt to boost graduation rates, they face the challenge of identifying which students are at risk of not graduating on time. Early warning…

  7. 76 FR 19684 - Automotive Fuel Ratings Certification and Posting

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    2011-04-08

    ...FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 306 Automotive Fuel Ratings Certification and Posting...issues final amendments to its Rule for Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting...1\\ Federal Trade Commission: Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and...

  8. IOM releases report on graduate medical education

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. On July 29 the Institute of Medicine (IOM released a report on graduate medical education (GME (1. This is the residency training that doctors complete after finishing medical school. This training is funded by about $15 billion annually from the Federal government with most of the monies coming from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS. The report calls for an end to providing the money directly to the teaching hospitals and to dramatically alter the way the funds are paid. Instead payments would be made to community clinics phased in over about 10 years. To administer the program, the report recommends the formation of two committees: 1. A GME Policy Council in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health; and 2. A GME Center within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to manage the operational aspects of GME CMS funding. The later committee ...

  9. The profile of Dentistry students at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and expectations regarding the profession, 2010-2011 / O perfil do formando em Odontologia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul e expectativas quanto à profissão, 2010-2011

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    Fernando Stumpf, BÖCKMANN; Bruna Barnard, MOTTA; Jerônymo Maciel, CAMARGO; Paulo Cauhy, PETRY; Ramona Fernanda Ceriotti, TOASSI.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o perfil sociodemográfico dos formandos em Odontologia na Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2010-2011, os motivos que os levaram a optar pela Odontologia, satisfação com o curso, bem como perspectivas de [...] trabalho e de pós-graduação. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal observacional com formandos em Odontologia, turmas 2010-2/ 2011-1 (n=76, taxa de resposta 90,5%). Coleta de dados aconteceu pela aplicação de questionário pré-testado, estruturado e anônimo. Resultados foram agrupados em tabelas e gráficos por meio da distribuição de frequência das variáveis investigadas (análise descritiva), com auxílio do programa Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) para Windows versão 17.0. Estudo aprovado pelo Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (18249). RESULTADOS: Os formandos em Odontologia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, turmas 2010-2/2011-1, eram, em sua maioria, mulheres, jovens, solteiros, sem filhos, naturais do estado do Rio Grande do Sul, com renda familiar mensal de 10 a 20 salários mínimos e sem a presença de dentistas na família. Mais de 90% desses estudantes estavam satisfeitos com a opção pela Odontologia. Optaram pelo curso especialmente pela realização pessoal e profissional, seguida pela segurança e tranquilidade no futuro, posição social e conforto financeiro. A maior parte dos estudantes avaliou o curso como bom ou ótimo. Pretendem, em sua maioria, trabalhar tanto no serviço público quanto no privado e fazer pós-graduação, principalmente especialização. CONCLUSÃO: Resultados identificaram o perfil do formando em Odontologia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, turmas 2010-2/2011-1. Recomenda-se o acompanhamento permanente dos formandos como importante instrumento de monitoramento tanto dos estudantes quanto do desenvolvimento do currículo integrado vigente. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: We analyze the socio-demographic profile of the dentistry graduates at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2010-2011, the reasons which led them to choose Dentistry, appreciation for the course, as well as job [...] prospects and Graduate studies. METHODS: Cross-sectional, observational study Dentistry graduates, classes of 2010-2/ 2011-1 (n=76, 90.5% response rate). Data collection took place through the giving of a structured and anonymous pre-tested questionnaire. Results were grouped in tables and graphs by means of the distribution of the frequency of variables studied (descriptive analysis), with the assistance of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for Windows 17.0. This Study was approved by the Committee on Ethics in Research of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (18249). RESULTS: The classes of 2010-2/ 2011-1 Dentistry Graduates of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, were, in their majority, women, young, single, childless, natives of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, with a monthly salary income of 10 to 20 minimum salaries and without the presence of dentists in the family. More than 90% of these students were satisfied with the choice of Dentistry. They opted for the course especially due to personal as well as professional success, followed by security and peace of mind and financial comfort. The great part of the students evaluated the course as good or excellent. They intend, as a majority, to work in the public service as well as private practice and graduate work, particularly, specialization. CONCLUSION: Results identified the profile of the classes of 2010-2/ 2011-1 Dentistry graduate of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, classes of 2010-2/2011-1. It has been recommended that there be a permanent follow up of the graduates as an important instrument for monitoring the students as well as the development of the current integrated curriculum.

  10. Handbook 2006-2007: Federal Student Aid. Volume 3--Calculating Awards & Packaging

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    Every eligible program, including graduate programs, must have a defined academic year. Award limits are generally connected to a period of time. For instance, all of the programs except Federal Work-Study have a maximum amount that can be awarded for an academic year or award year. This handbook is a resource for learning about Federal Student…

  11. Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid, 2012-13

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    Every student, who meets some basic eligibility requirements, can get some type of financial aid regardless of age or family income. Federal student aid is a financial aid from the federal government to help a student pay for education expenses at an eligible college, technical school, vocational school, or graduate school. There are three…

  12. STEm Minority Graduate Program

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    Kaen E. Nicholas

    2012-09-20

    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.

  13. Higher Education and the Graduate Labour Market: The "Class Factor"

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    Greenbank, Paul

    2007-01-01

    This article reviews the literature on the experiences of working-class students at different stages of the student life cycle. It examines the factors influencing their participation rates in higher education (HE), their ability to adapt to university life, and their success in the graduate labour market. The article argues that without radical…

  14. Facilitating the Identity Development of Counseling Graduate Students as Researchers

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    Benishek, Lois A.; Chessler, Marcy

    2005-01-01

    Despite concerted efforts to modify research training environments to facilitate interest in research, graduate students in applied areas of counseling publish at low rates. This article discusses 2 identity development theories and provides suggestions for how these theories can be used by counseling-related programs to foster students'…

  15. Student Anxiety: Effects of a New Graduate Student Orientation Program

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    Hullinger, Megan; Hogan, R. Lance

    2014-01-01

    A significant issue for U.S. institutions of higher education is reducing the anxiety of students in order to help increase retention rates and improve academic performance. The purpose of this study was to analyze the anxiety levels of incoming graduate students at a Midwest regional state university to determine if an online student orientation…

  16. The Impact of Affirmative Action Bans in Graduate Education

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    Garces, Liliana M.

    2012-01-01

    This study examines whether bans on affirmative action across four states-- Texas (during "Hopwood v. State of Texas"), California (with Proposition 209), Washington (with Initiative 200), and Florida (with One Florida Initiative)--have reduced the enrollment rates of underrepresented students of color in graduate studies and in a cross-section…

  17. Stresses and Challenges for New Graduates in Hospitals.

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    Oermann, Marilyn H.; Garvin, Michael F.

    2002-01-01

    Recent nursing graduates (n=46) rated stresses and challenges in clinical practice. Stressors included not feeling competent/confident, making mistakes due to increased workload, and encountering new situations. Challenges included applying knowledge to practice and acquiring new skills. Most emotions were positive but anxiety was frequent. Ways…

  18. Tuition Fees and the Time to Graduation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

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    Bruckmeier, Kerstin; Fischer, Georg-Benedikt; Wigger, Berthold U.

    2015-01-01

    We used the recent introduction of general tuition fees at public universities in several of the German federal states as a natural experiment to identify whether tuition fees reduce the time to graduation and the extent to which they do so. We employed a difference-in-differences approach with the states that introduced fees as the treatment…

  19. A Fresh Look at Graduate Programs in Teacher Leadership in the United States

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    Leonard, Jack; Petta, Katherine; Porter, Christina

    2012-01-01

    Teacher leadership has been studied in the United States for 30 years, but less is known about American graduate programs that purport to prepare teacher leaders. Furthermore, the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 prompted a closer look at teacher effectiveness, which then shifted the definition of teacher leadership and caused some…

  20. Business and Practice Management Knowledge Deficiencies in Graduating Orthopedic Residents.

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    Miller, D Joshua; Throckmorton, Thomas W; Azar, Frederick M; Beaty, James H; Canale, S Terry; Richardson, David R

    2015-10-01

    We conducted a study to determine the general level of knowledge that orthopedic residents have on business and practice management topics at graduation and to evaluate the level of knowledge that practicing orthopedic surgeons need in order to function effectively in a medical practice. Residency graduates from a single training program were asked to complete a survey that gathered demographic information and had surgeons rate their understanding of 9 general business and practice management skills and the importance of these skills in their current practice situation. The amount of necessary business knowledge they lacked at graduation was defined as a functional knowledge deficiency (FKD) and was calculated as the difference between the reported importance of a topic in current practice and the level of understanding of that topic at graduation (larger FKD indicates greater deficiency). Those in physician-managed practices reported significantly higher levels of understanding of economic analytical tools than those in nonphysician-managed practices. There were no other statistically significant differences among groups. Hospital-employed physicians had the lowest overall FKD (4.0), followed by those in academic practices (5.1) and private practices (5.9). Graduating orthopedic surgeons appear to be inadequately prepared to effectively manage business issues in their practices, as evidenced by the low overall knowledge levels and high FKDs. PMID:26447414

  1. The lived experience of new graduate nurses working in an acute care setting.

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    McCalla-Graham, James A; De Gagne, Jennie C

    2015-03-01

    The high attrition rate of graduate nurses will exacerbate the current nursing shortage as Baby Boomer nurses (born between 1946 and 1964) retire, negatively affecting the quality of patient care and increasing employer costs. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of new graduate nurses employed in an acute care setting in southwest Florida. This information provides further guidance to nurse educators as they develop curricula, support graduate nurses to transition into professional practice, and create strategies to increase retention. Ten participants who were traditional students in generic baccalaureate nursing programs, selected through purposeful and snowball sampling, were interviewed via open-ended questions. Using Colaizzi's classic phenomenological method of data analysis and NVivo 10 software, three over-arching themes emerged-knowledge, skills, and environment-which were interpreted in relation to graduates' lived experience. Recommendations include implementation of innovative initiatives that address new graduates' experience and increase retention. PMID:25723333

  2. An Examination of Attendance, Sports or Club Involvement, Special Education Involvement, and Ethnicity as Predictors of High School Graduation

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    Warren, Matthew G.

    2010-01-01

    Many students do not graduate from high school, which could lead to poorer quality of life, lower paying jobs, and increased crime. Previous researchers have indicated that Hispanic and African American students graduate at a significantly lower rate than White students. However, there remains an important gap in the current literature regarding…

  3. 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)

  4. The Employability Of Graduates In Competitive Organisations

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    2009-01-01

    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...

  5. 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.)

  6. Notifiable events in systems for fission of nuclear fuels - nuclear power plants and research reactors whose maximum output exceeds 50 kW of thermal normal rating - in the Federal Republic of Germany. Annual report 1994

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    The report presents a survey of notifiable events in nuclear power plants and research reactors in the Federal Republic of Germany that occurred in the given reporting period. The survey lists notifiable events both according to the German classification system of safety significance, S (immediate notification), E (prompt notification), as well as events classified under the INES system, (level 1 and higher), and notifiable events that have been re-classified after review. (orig.)

  7. Developing the Intercultural Competence of Graduate Students

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    Dimitrov, Nanda; Dawson, Debra L.; Olsen, Karyn C.; Meadows, Ken N.

    2014-01-01

    This study explores how teaching development programs may facilitate the development of intercultural competence in graduate students and prepare them for communicating effectively in the global workplace after graduation. First, we describe the concept of intercultural teaching competence and examine the skills that graduate students may need to…

  8. Graduate Development Programmes and Satisfaction Levels

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    McDermott, Edel; Mangan, John; O'Connor, Marion

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceived progress of graduates who have been recruited by organisations and to assess their expectations and corresponding satisfaction levels. Drawing on the psychological contract and graduate development literature, the objective of the study was to compare the opinions of graduates from an…

  9. 77 FR 65373 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Federal Student Aid; Student Assistance General Provisions...

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    ...post-graduate study by students at an...Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue...The Department of Education is especially interested...Department enhance the quality, utility, and...post-graduate study rates for students...study as well as education opportunities...

  10. Formação docente e o ensino de Pós-Graduação em Saúde: uma experiência na UNIFESP / Teacher development and Post-Graduate studies in Health: an experience at the Federal University of São Paulo / Formación docente y enseñanza de Postgrado en Salud: una experiencia en la UNIFESP

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    Maria Aparecida de Oliveira, Freitas; Otília Maria Lúcia Barbosa, Seiffert.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata do significado atribuído à Disciplina de Formação Didático-Pedagógica em Saúde por egressos, nos Programas de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu da UNIFESP. O percurso metodológico compreendeu pesquisa bibliográfica sobre docência universitária; pesquisa documental à legislação nacional sobr [...] e ensino superior, docência e pós-graduação, e documentos relacionados à Disciplina; mapeamento dos egressos no período de 1998 a 2003, para composição da amostra dos sujeitos que estivessem exercendo a docência; aplicação de questionário semi-estruturado a 112 egressos e análise dos dados orientada pela técnica de análise de conteúdo. Os resultados revelam influência da Disciplina na atuação da docência desses egressos, indicando sua importância para o processo de formação docente para o magistério superior em saúde. Abstract in spanish El artículo trata del significado atribuido a la Disciplina de Formación Didáctico-Pedagógica en Salud por alumnos que cursaron esa disciplina. Esta materia es ofrecida en los Programas de Postgrado de la UNIFESP. El camino metodológico comprendió pesquisa bibliográfica sobre docencia universitaria; [...] pesquisa documental consultas a la legislación nacional sobre enseñanza superior, docencia, postgrado y documentos relacionados a la Disciplina; El relevamiento de los egresados en el período 1998-2003 fue necesario para componer la muestra de los sujetos que ejercieron la docencia (112 egresados) a los cuales se aplicó un cuestionario semi-estructurado. El análisis de los datos, realizado por análisis de contenido, muestra que la Disciplina influenció eses sujetos que actúan en la docencia, indicando su importancia en el proceso de formación docente para el magisterio superior en salud. Abstract in english The aim of this study was to analyze the views and conceptions shared by the graduate students who attended the Pedagogy and Didactics in Health Sciences Course, offered by the Graduate Programs at the UNIFESP. The methodological approach consisted of bibliographic research on the higher education t [...] eaching; documental analysis involving the national legislation for higher education, teaching and graduate studies and documents related to this Course. Graduate students from 1998 and 2003 were mapped in order to build the samples of those (112 egresses) that were involved in teaching activities. The data were collected through a semi-structured questionnaire. The data analysis, oriented by the Content Analysis Technique, reveals that this experience has an influence on the way these professors understand and practice their teaching skills, showing the importance for the faculty development at the higher education level in Health Sciences.

  11. Formação docente e o ensino de Pós-Graduação em Saúde: uma experiência na UNIFESP Formación docente y enseñanza de Postgrado en Salud: una experiencia en la UNIFESP Teacher development and Post-Graduate studies in Health: an experience at the Federal University of São Paulo

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    Maria Aparecida de Oliveira Freitas

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata do significado atribuído à Disciplina de Formação Didático-Pedagógica em Saúde por egressos, nos Programas de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu da UNIFESP. O percurso metodológico compreendeu pesquisa bibliográfica sobre docência universitária; pesquisa documental à legislação nacional sobre ensino superior, docência e pós-graduação, e documentos relacionados à Disciplina; mapeamento dos egressos no período de 1998 a 2003, para composição da amostra dos sujeitos que estivessem exercendo a docência; aplicação de questionário semi-estruturado a 112 egressos e análise dos dados orientada pela técnica de análise de conteúdo. Os resultados revelam influência da Disciplina na atuação da docência desses egressos, indicando sua importância para o processo de formação docente para o magistério superior em saúde.El artículo trata del significado atribuido a la Disciplina de Formación Didáctico-Pedagógica en Salud por alumnos que cursaron esa disciplina. Esta materia es ofrecida en los Programas de Postgrado de la UNIFESP. El camino metodológico comprendió pesquisa bibliográfica sobre docencia universitaria; pesquisa documental consultas a la legislación nacional sobre enseñanza superior, docencia, postgrado y documentos relacionados a la Disciplina; El relevamiento de los egresados en el período 1998-2003 fue necesario para componer la muestra de los sujetos que ejercieron la docencia (112 egresados a los cuales se aplicó un cuestionario semi-estructurado. El análisis de los datos, realizado por análisis de contenido, muestra que la Disciplina influenció eses sujetos que actúan en la docencia, indicando su importancia en el proceso de formación docente para el magisterio superior en salud.The aim of this study was to analyze the views and conceptions shared by the graduate students who attended the Pedagogy and Didactics in Health Sciences Course, offered by the Graduate Programs at the UNIFESP. The methodological approach consisted of bibliographic research on the higher education teaching; documental analysis involving the national legislation for higher education, teaching and graduate studies and documents related to this Course. Graduate students from 1998 and 2003 were mapped in order to build the samples of those (112 egresses that were involved in teaching activities. The data were collected through a semi-structured questionnaire. The data analysis, oriented by the Content Analysis Technique, reveals that this experience has an influence on the way these professors understand and practice their teaching skills, showing the importance for the faculty development at the higher education level in Health Sciences.

  12. The employment status of 1995 graduates from radiation oncology training programs in the United States

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    Purpose: To quantify the employment status of 1995 graduates of radiation oncology training programs in the United States. Methods and Materials: All senior residents (149) and fellows (36) who completed training in 1995 were mailed an employment survey questionnaire by the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO). Telephone follow-up of nonrespondents achieved a 100% response rate. Twenty graduates who chose to continue training and five who returned to their home countries were removed from the study. Of the 160 who attempted to enter the U.S. workforce, 106 were men and 54 were women. Initial job status and job status at 6-8 months following graduation were determined. Results: Unemployment was 6.9% at graduation and 4.4% at 6-8 months. Underemployment (part-time employment) was 10.6% at graduation and 11.9% at 6-8 months postgraduation. Of those working part-time 6-8 months after graduation, 63% (12 of 19) did so involuntarily after unsuccessfully seeking full-time employment. For the 20 graduates who chose to continue training with fellowships, seven (35%) did so solely to avoid unemployment, four (20%) were partially influenced by the job market, and nine (45%) were not influenced by the job market. Adverse employment search outcome was defined as being either unemployed as a radiation oncologist or involuntarily working part-time. Excluding those who chose to work part-time, a total of 19 (11.9%) graduates at 6-8 months following graduation, compared to 22 (13.8%) at graduation, were either unemployed or involuntarily working part-time. In terms of gender, this represented 18.5% (10 of 54) of females and 8.6% (9 of 105) of males. In terms of geographic restrictions in the job search, 56% of males and 70% of females with an adverse employment outcome limited their job search to certain parts of the country. This compares to 62% of all graduates in this study with geographic restrictions in their job search. In terms of perceptions of the workforce and employment opportunities, 95% of all graduates believed there was an oversupply of radiation oncologists and 95.5% believed the job market was worse than what they had anticipated on entering training. Only 42.8% of all graduates were satisfied with the job opportunities available to them. A significant number of private practice positions (41%) did not offer a partnership track, and those that did so had an increased median employment period before partnership (3.25 years) compared to previous years. Conclusion: This is the only employment survey for any specialty in which a 100% response rate was achieved. Upon graduation, a significant number of residents and fellows were either unemployed or involuntarily underemployed. The job market absorbed only a fraction of them at 6-8 months. Most graduates, including those employed full-time, were not satisfied with the practice opportunities available to them during their job search. Many private-sector jobs did not offer a partnership track, and those that did required an increased employment period. A higher rate of involuntary part-time employment was seen for female graduates. Geographic restrictions in job search alone could not account for graduates being unemployed or underemployed, and could not account for gender differences. An overwhelming majority of 1995 radiation oncology graduates believed that the job market had deteriorated and that there was an oversupply of radiation oncologists. As one of two major studies tracking the employment status of radiation oncology graduates, we believe this study to be superior in methodology. We also believe this study presents data in a manner useful to medical students, training program directors, and healthcare policymakers

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

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    Imran Nazish

    2011-10-01

    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.

  14. Formal, non-formal and informal learning and higher education graduates' reemployment: evidence for Portugal

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    Lopes, Margarida; Fernandes, Graca

    2011-01-01

    Unemployment rates among Portuguese Higher Education (HE) graduates have been rising. This trend becomes quite obvious when we compare Portugal and other European Member States whose labor markets have been facing similar difficulties. In fact, Portuguese graduates are not only more prone to facing unemployment but they are also enduring long term unemployment as a result of the current unemployment crisis. Among the main reasons for this situation is the mismatch between the supply and d...

  15. 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)

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. High energy physicists and graduate students, 1975 census

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    This listing of physicists and students associated with the U. S. high energy physics program has been compiled in the Office of the Assistant Director for High Energy Physics of the Division of Physical Research of the U. S. Energy Research and Development Administration. This listing has been obtained by asking the research groups, laboratories, and other agencies involved to update our previous listing. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many contributors who assisted in submitting information. In addition, we would like to thank the National Science Foundation program office for their assistance in obtaining information on their grantees. This listing 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 listing 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 his birthdate, the year and institution of his highest degree, his rank and institutional affiliation with starting dates, up to three items selected from a list of research specialties, and his sources of federal support. For the graduate students, there is indicated an estimated date for degree reception. Where appropriate, a person is listed at more than one institution. Except as noted in the listings, the information is intended to indicate the situation as of January 1, 1975

  19. Graduates: Perceptions of MBA Value

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    Bledsoe, Maynard T.; Oatsvall, Rebecca

    2009-01-01

    MBA worth--who decides? Much of the current assessment comes from market driven and/or institutional perspectives. This research examines responses from Meredith College MBA graduates to determine their perceptions of the worth and value of their MBA experience.

  20. Improving Measurement for Graduate Admissions.

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    Enright, Mary K.; Rock, Donald A.; Bennett, Randy Elliot

    1998-01-01

    Examined alternative-item types and section configurations for improving the discriminant and convergent validity of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test using a computer-based test given to 388 examinees who had taken the GRE previously. Adding new variations of logical meaning appeared to decrease discriminant validity. (SLD)

  1. Graduation 2010: Third Year Implementation.

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

    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…

  2. Graduation 2010: Second Year Implementation.

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

    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)…

  3. 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 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 and Project Controls. These disciplines were

  4. The migration of university graduates : A comparative analysis of capital and peripheral regions

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    Drejer, Ina; Holm, Jacob Rubæk

    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.

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

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    2012-06-01

    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.

  6. Global Education Implications of the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination

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    Alkhateeb, Fadi M.; Clauson, Kevin A.; Latif, David A.; Al-Rousan, Rabaa M

    2010-01-01

    Although the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) is not intended to measure educational outcomes or institutional effectiveness, it may be a reliable and valid criterion to assess the quality or success of international pharmacy programs. This comprehensive review describes the evolution and historical milestones of the FPGEE, along with trends in structure, administration, and passing rates, and the impact of country of origin on participant performance. Similarities be...

  7. Training intensity and first labor market outcomes of apprenticeship graduates

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    Euwals, Rob; Winkelmann, Rainer

    2003-01-01

    The apprenticeship system is the most important source of formal post-secondary training in Germany. Using German register data – the IAB Employment Sample – it is found that apprentices staying with their training firm after graduation have a longer first-job durations but not higher wages than apprentices leaving the training firm. Retention rates, first job durations, and post-apprenticeship wages are all increasing functions of training intensity. Some implications for the ongoing deba...

  8. Graduates’ integration on the labour market

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    2013-12-01

    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.

  9. Pennsylvania Migrant Education Projected Graduation Rate Study, 2006

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    Mangarella, Joseph

    2006-01-01

    In recent years those concerned with educational outcomes have begun to embrace a paradigm shift towards quantifiable rather than qualitative approaches as learning outcomes are continually measured for effectiveness. The cumulative results of this approach with regards to Pennsylvania's Migrant Education Program (MEP) laid the foundation for this…

  10. The mechanics of a graceful exit: Interest on reserves and segmentation in the federal funds market

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    Bech, Morten L.; Klee, Elizabeth

    2009-01-01

    To combat the financial crisis that intensified in the fall of 2008, the Federal Reserve injected a substantial amount of liquidity into the banking system. The resulting increase in reserve balances exerted downward price pressure in the federal funds market, and the effective federal funds rate began to deviate from the target rate set by the Federal Open Market Committee. In response, the Federal Reserve revised its operational framework for implementing monetary policy and began to pay in...

  11. TRACER STUDY OF RTU GRADUATES: AN ANALYSIS

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    Thelma L. Ramirez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aimed to determine if the field of specialization in the different colleges of RTU graduates and their academic-acquired skills and competencies are related to their present occupations. A modified Graduate Tracer Study (GTS instrument was utilized to gather the quantitative data. Out of 500 questionnaires administered, there were 250 graduates returned answered questionnaires representing the three Colleges: Education, Arts and Sciences, Business and Entrepreneurial Technology. A face to face interview was also conducted in order to support the gathered data. The SPSS was used to generate results from the acquired quantitative data using the frequency counts, percentage and the Chi-square goodness of fit test. The findings revealed that the graduates claimed that their knowledge, academic-acquired skills and competencies contributed greatly in their job performance. The Chi-square goodness of fit proved that there is a significant relationship between the graduates’ fields of specialization and their occupations after graduation. Likewise, the academic-acquired skills and competencies of the graduates are relevant to their chosen occupations. The results further proved that RTU produces marketable and appropriately trained graduates with the majority landing in course-related jobs within a short period after graduation. The study also indicates that the RTU graduates possess the skills and competencies necessary to succeed in this competitive world. However eexpansion of tie-ups with private business entities is made to at least maintain the high employability level of the graduates.

  12. Learning environment and graduates' transition period

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    Patria, Bhina

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the model of learning environment and graduates' transition period from higher education to employment. The responses to a questionnaire of 13,532 graduates from eight countries were analyzed using a structural equation modeling approach. The tested model indicates a close fit based on Chi-square = 233.34, df = 10, p < 0.001; Chi-square / df = 23.33; CFI = 0.984; RMSEA = 0.042. The results showed that learning environment, as composite of structure of courses, institutional support, infrastructure, student activity, and research, affects graduates competencies. Graduates' competencies were shown to have a significant relationship with graduates' transition period in term of job search duration. The higher graduates' competencies are; the shorter the transition period will be. In addition, transition period is also influenced by study abroad experience. Graduates with experience abroad reported to have a shorter period of job search.

  13. Core graduate courses: A missed learning opportunity?

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    Singh, Chandralekha; Maries, Alexandru

    2013-01-01

    An important goal of graduate physics core courses is to help students develop expertise in problem solving and improve their reasoning and meta-cognitive skills. We explore the conceptual difficulties of physics graduate students by administering conceptual problems on topics covered in undergraduate physics courses before and after instruction in related first year core graduate courses. Here, we focus on physics graduate students' difficulties manifested by their performance on two qualitative problems involving diagrammatic representation of vector fields. Some graduate students had great difficulty in recognizing whether the diagrams of the vector fields had divergence and/or curl but they had no difficulty computing the divergence and curl of the vector fields mathematically. We also conducted individual discussions with various faculty members who regularly teach first year graduate physics core courses about the goals of these courses and the performance of graduate students on the conceptual problems after related instruction in core courses.

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

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

    2001-05-01

    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.

  15. Competency of new graduate nurses: a review of their weaknesses and strategies for success.

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    Theisen, Janelle L; Sandau, Kristin E

    2013-09-01

    Because of the ongoing nursing shortage and the increasing acuity of patients, new graduate nurses must master both psychomotor and critical thinking skills rapidly. Inadequate orientation leads to high turnover rates for new graduates. Health care leaders must examine the competencies needed for new graduate nurses to succeed in this environment. A critical review of studies (n = 26) was conducted to identify crucial competencies that are needed for new graduate nurses to be successful. Six areas were identified in which new graduates lacked competence: communication, leadership, organization, critical thinking, specific situations, and stress management. Strategies were identified to improve the transition of new graduates. Hospitals should consider implementing nurse residency programs that include strategies for clear communication and conflict management, prioritization skills, and leadership development. Schools of nursing should add communication strategies to their current focus on critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and simulation scenarios and include situation-specific skills such as end-of-life scenarios. Further research should focus on stress management, leadership, clinical reasoning, and evaluation of measurement tools for new graduates. PMID:23799789

  16. An Outcomes Study of 40 Years of Graduates of a General Practice Dental Residency.

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    Lau, Agnes; Dodson, Thomas B; Sonis, Stephen T; Kaban, Leonard B

    2015-08-01

    Assessing program quality and outcomes is essential to improve postgraduate dental education. This study's aims were to document career direction and practice patterns of graduates of the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) General Practice Residency (GPR), to compare BWH GPR outcomes to those of other American GPRs, and to identify characteristics of the BWH GPR program that trainees valued. This was a retrospective cohort study with a sample comprised of BWH GPR graduates between 1973 and 2013. Outcomes examined included pursuit of specialty training and positions on academic or hospital staff. Data sources were a survey of BWH GPR graduates and published national surveys. Of the 190 BWH graduates (95% of total) who were located and contacted, 133 (70% response rate) completed the survey. Compared to national survey data, BWH GPR graduates were significantly more likely to be specialists, full-time hospital staff, or full-time or part-time dental school faculty. Most BWH graduates (96.2%) ranked the program as outstanding or good. Faculty characteristics were considered by BWH graduates to be the most important factors in judging program quality. Since faculty characteristics were the most important factors in residents' judgment of program quality, GPR programs should recruit, maintain, and develop a quality faculty in order to attract students. PMID:26246526

  17. 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.

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Postal Rate Case Management AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Commission is seeking comments relevant to management of an anticipated exigent postal rate case. It...

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

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    2009-01-01

    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…

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  1. Empire vs. Federation

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    Gravier, Magali

    2011-01-01

    The article discusses the concepts of federation and empire in the context of the European Union (EU). Even if these two concepts are not usually contrasted to one another, the article shows that they refer to related type of polities. Furthermore, they can be used at a time because they shed light on different and complementary aspects of the European integration process. The article concludes that the EU is at the crossroads between federation and empire and may remain an ‘imperial federation’...

  2. Comparative attainment of 5-year undergraduate and 4-year graduate entry medical students moving into foundation training

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    Garrud Paul

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Graduate entry medicine is a recent innovation in UK medical training. Evidence is sparse at present as to progress and attainment on these programmes. Shared clinical rotations, between an established 5-year and a new graduate entry course, provide the opportunity to compare achievement on clinical assessments. To compare completion and attainment on clinical phase assessments between students on a 4-year graduate entry course and an established 5-year undergraduate medicine course. Methods Overall completion rates for the 4 and 5 year courses, fails at first attempt, and scores on 14 clinical assessments, were compared between 171 graduate-entry and 450 undergraduate medical students at the University of Nottingham, comprising two graduating cohorts. Percentage assessment marks were converted to z-scores separately for each graduating year and the normalised marks then combined into a single dataset. Z-score transformed percentage marks were analysed by multivariate analysis of variance and univariate analyses of variance for each summative assessment. Numbers of fails at first attempt were analysed aggregated across all assessments initially, then separately for each assessment using ?2. Results Completion rates were around 90% overall and significantly higher in the graduate entry course. Failures of assessments overall were similar, but a higher proportion of graduate entry students failed the final OSLER. Mean performance on clinical assessments showed a significant overall difference, made up of lower performance on 4 of 5 knowledge-based exams (as well as higher performance on the first exam by the graduate entry group, but similar levels of performance on all the skills-based and attitudinal assessments. Conclusions High completion rates are encouraging. The lower performance in some knowledge-based exams may reflect lower prior educational attainment, a substantially different demographic profile (age, gender, or an artefact of the first 2 years of a new graduate entry programme.

  3. Database trial impact on graduate nursing comprehensive exams.

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    Pionke, Katharine; Huckstadt, Alicia

    2015-10-01

    While the authors were doing a test period of databases, the question of whether or not databases affect outcomes of graduate nursing comprehensive examinations came up. This study explored that question through using citation analysis of exams that were taken during a database trial and exams that were not. The findings showed no difference in examination pass/fail rates. While the pass/fail rates did not change, a great deal was learned in terms of citation accuracy and types of materials that students used, leading to discussions about changing how citation and plagiarism awareness were taught. PMID:26512218

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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

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  6. UBIQUITOUS JOB RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM FOR GRADUATES IN TAIWAN

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    Chi-Tsai Daniel Yeh

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    Full Text Available The number of graduates with bachelor degrees has increased rapidly from 117,430 in 2000 to 232,448 in 2011. It is evident that the recruitment market may be out of balance due the lack of a positive correlation with the employment rate. Based on a survey of the National Youth Commission (NYC in 2010, 47.5% of youth employees received their jobs through media advertisement and 35.26% through the introduction of relatives, friends, etc. The rates via introductions are less than those via advertisement, since the former provides lower risk and higher reliability for the employers. This paper proposes a job recommendation system that aims to assist academia in promoting graduates to appropriate employers. With usability in mind, the system provides a ubiquitous framework with web service technologies and can be applied easily to web and mobile applications. A job recommendation prototype was implemented on the Android and iPhone mobile platforms. Through these systems, users could efficiently seek out and discover appropriate graduates and then recommend them to employers.

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

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

    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…

  8. Adolescents, Graduated Autonomy, and Genetic Testing

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    Autonomy takes many shapes. The concept of “graduated autonomy” is conceived as comprising several unique features: (1) it is incremental, (2) it is proportional, and (3) it is related to the telos of the life stage during which it occurs. This paper focuses on graduated autonomy in the context of genetic testing during adolescence. Questions can be raised about other life stages as well, and some of these questions will be addressed by discussing a possible fourth characteristic of graduated...

  9. Role Preparation of Associate Degree Graduates.

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    Stokes, Lillian G.

    The role of associate degree nursing (ADN) programs has changed dramatically in their 30 years of existence. The number of ADN graduates increased from 260 in 1954 to 36,434 in 1980, and 47.8% of all nursing graduates in 1980 came from ADN programs, as compared to 0.9% in 1954. These graduates have the best record of employment five years after…

  10. 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 this, almost 20% of graduates from polytechnics have been forced to take a position in manufacturing in which they can be considered to be ‘overeducat...

  11. Graduate Students’ Views on Information Literacy

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    Oware, Daniel Wilfred

    2010-01-01

    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 experiences wi...

  12. 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.

  13. Graduate admissions essays write your way into the graduate school of your choice

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    Based on thousands of interviews with successful grad students and graduate admissions officers, Graduate Admissions Essays deconstructs and demystifies the ever-challenging and seemingly more impersonal application process for getting into graduate and scholarship programs. The book presents 50 sample essays in a comprehensive range of subjects, detailed strategies that have proven successful for some of the most notoriously competitive graduate programs in the country, as well as sample letters of recommendation, essays for residencies and fellowships, and postgrad applications.

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  15. The effects of a prelicensure extern program and nurse residency program on new graduate outcomes and retention.

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    Friday, Laura; Zoller, James S; Hollerbach, Ann D; Jones, Katherine; Knofczynski, Greg

    2015-01-01

    Organizations are looking to new graduate nurses to fill expected staffing shortages over the next decade. Creative and effective onboarding programs will determine the success or failure of these graduates as they transition from student to professional nurse. This longitudinal quantitative study with repeated measures used the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey to investigate the effects of offering a prelicensure extern program and postlicensure residency program on new graduate nurses and organizational outcomes versus a residency program alone. Compared with the nurse residency program alone, the combination of extern program and nurse residency program improved neither the transition factors most important to new nurse graduates during their first year of practice nor a measure important to organizations, retention rates. The additional cost of providing an extern program should be closely evaluated when making financially responsible decisions. PMID:25993454

  16. The Influence of Graduate Advisor Use of Interpersonal Humor on Graduate Students

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    Wrench, Jason S.; Punyanunt-Carter, Narissra M.

    2008-01-01

    The current study is the fourth in a series on various components of advisor-advisee communication. In the latest study, the influence of a variety of communication variables on the graduate advisor-advisee interpersonal relationship is examined. Graduate students' perceptions of their graduate advisors' use of humor as it relates to other…

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

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    Tickell, Geoffrey

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Po, Yang

    2011-01-01

    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…

  19. PLAB and UK graduates’ performance on MRCP(UK) and MRCGP examinations: data linkage study

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    Objectives To assess whether international medical graduates passing the two examinations set by the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB1 and PLAB2) of the General Medical Council (GMC) are equivalent to UK graduates at the end of the first foundation year of medical training (F1), as the GMC requires, and if not, to assess what changes in the PLAB pass marks might produce equivalence. Design Data linkage of GMC PLAB performance data with data from the Royal Colleges of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners on performance of PLAB graduates and UK graduates at the MRCP(UK) and MRCGP examinations. Setting Doctors in training for internal medicine or general practice in the United Kingdom. Participants 7829, 5135, and 4387 PLAB graduates on their first attempt at MRCP(UK) Part 1, Part 2, and PACES assessments from 2001 to 2012 compared with 18?532, 14?094, and 14?376 UK graduates taking the same assessments; 3160 PLAB1 graduates making their first attempt at the MRCGP AKT during 2007-12 compared with 14?235 UK graduates; and 1411 PLAB2 graduates making their first attempt at the MRCGP CSA during 2010-12 compared with 6935 UK graduates. Main outcome measures Performance at MRCP(UK) Part 1, Part 2, and PACES assessments, and MRCGP AKT and CSA assessments in relation to performance on PLAB1 and PLAB2 assessments, as well as to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. MRCP(UK), MRCGP, and PLAB results were analysed as marks relative to the pass mark at the first attempt. Results PLAB1 marks were a valid predictor of MRCP(UK) Part 1, MRCP(UK) Part 2, and MRCGP AKT (r=0.521, 0.390, and 0.490; all PIELTS scores correlated significantly with later performance, multiple regression showing that the effect of PLAB1 (?=0.496) was much stronger than the effect of IELTS (?=0.086). Changes to PLAB pass marks that would result in international medical graduate and UK medical graduate equivalence were assessed in two ways. Method 1 adjusted PLAB pass marks to equate median performance of PLAB and UK graduates. Method 2 divided PLAB graduates into 12 equally spaced groups according to PLAB performance, and compared these with mean performance of graduates from individual UK medical schools, assessing which PLAB groups were equivalent in MRCP(UK) and MRCGP performance to UK graduates. The two methods produced similar results. To produce equivalent performance on the MRCP and MRGP examinations, the pass mark for PLAB1 would require raising by about 27 marks (13%) and for PLAB2 by about 15-16 marks (20%) above the present standard. Conclusions PLAB is a valid assessment of medical knowledge and clinical skills, correlating well with performance at MRCP(UK) and MRCGP. PLAB graduates’ knowledge and skills at MRCP(UK) and MRCGP are over one standard deviation below those of UK graduates, although differences in training quality cannot be taken into account. Equivalent performance in MRCGP(UK) and MRCGP would occur if the pass marks of PLAB1 and PLAB2 were raised considerably, but that would also reduce the pass rate, with implications for medical workforce planning. Increasing IELTS requirements would have less impact on equivalence than raising PLAB pass marks. PMID:24742473

  20. Problems in Employment Trend of Higher Vocational Graduates and Countermeasures

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    Jianhua Tan; Zhichong Sheng

    2011-01-01

    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.

  1. When does education matter? The protective effect of education for cohorts graduating in bad times.

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    Cutler, David M; Huang, Wei; Lleras-Muney, Adriana

    2015-02-01

    Using Eurobarometer data, we document large variation across European countries in education gradients in income, self-reported health, life satisfaction, obesity, smoking and drinking. While this variation has been documented previously, the reasons why the effect of education on income, health and health behaviors varies is not well understood. We build on previous literature documenting that cohorts graduating in bad times have lower wages and poorer health for many years after graduation, compared to those graduating in good times. We investigate whether more educated individuals suffer smaller income and health losses as a result of poor labor market conditions upon labor market entry. We confirm that a higher unemployment rate at graduation is associated with lower income, lower life satisfaction, greater obesity, more smoking and drinking later in life. Further, education plays a protective role for these outcomes, especially when unemployment rates are high: the losses associated with poor labor market outcomes are substantially lower for more educated individuals. Variation in unemployment rates upon graduation can potentially explain a large fraction of the variance in gradients across different countries. PMID:25113567

  2. International Geoscience Workforce Trends: More Challenges for Federal Agencies

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    Groat, C. G.

    2005-12-01

    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.

  3. Graduate nursing students and stress.

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    Mancini, J; Lavecchia, C; Clegg, R

    1983-10-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effectiveness of a stress management program (SMP). The research question was: What effect does a SMP have on the stress response of full time graduate nursing students? A secondary purpose was to determine personal and professional stressors experienced by graduate nursing students and their coping strategies. The SMP consisted of eight weekly one-hour sessions of demonstration and practice of the relaxation response, imagery, and diaphragmatic breathing. Caffeine intake was also reduced. The subjects were 30 female graduate nursing students between the ages of 25-43. They were randomly assigned to an experimental and a control group. Data collection consisted of weekly Palmar Sweat Prints (PSP), blood pressure measurements, and a Weekly Self-Report (WSR), designed to monitor adherence to the SMP by the experimental group and perceived stress and coping strategies of both groups. The A-State Anxiety Questionnaire and Rahe's Recent Life Changes Questionnaire (RRLQ) utilized a pre-/post-test design. Three of the four indicators demonstrated no significant differences in the stress response. The PSP indicated a significant difference (.05). RRLQ suggested no significant differences in the lives of the subjects of both groups. The WSR showed significantly more professionally generated stressors than personally generated stressors. The control group reported significantly less strategies for coping with stress than the experimental group. Although the SMP was not practiced as suggested, its presence in one's cognitive repertoire significantly affects stress response and coping. Implications of this study are numerous.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:6319633

  4. Developing Structural Equation Models To Determine Factors Contributing to Student Graduation and Retention: Are There Differences for Native Students and Transfers?

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    Gao, Hong; Hughes, William W.; O'Rear, Michael R.; Fendley, William R., Jr.

    Studies have provided conflicting findings on who is more likely to graduate or to persist in higher education. This study examined differences between native students and transfer students in terms of graduation and retention rates, sought to discover factors that impact students' persistence in higher education, such as a student's first-term…

  5. A qualitative study of the careers and professional practices of graduates from an e-health postgraduate programme.

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    Edirippulige, Sisira; Armfield, Nigel R; Smith, Anthony C

    2012-12-01

    We studied the careers and professional practices of graduates from an e-health postgraduate programme at the University of Queensland (UQ). The information was collected using an online questionnaire distributed to those who graduated from 2005 to 2010. A total of 35 surveys were completed, a response rate of 89%. The majority of respondents (n = 20, 57%) were male, and most of them (n = 27, 77%) were aged 30-49 years. Most of the respondents (n = 19, 54%) had graduated from the Graduate Certificate in E-healthcare programme; 12 had graduated from the Master of E-healthcare and 4 had graduated from the Graduate Diploma programme. The majority of respondents (n = 29, 83%) perceived that e-health study at UQ helped in their career development. The current occupation of the majority of respondents (n = 24, 69%) was related to health or medicine, and most (n = 27, 77%) had worked in an e-health related job since graduating. Overall, the level of satisfaction regarding the learning experience doing e-health study at UQ was high. PMID:23209263

  6. 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...

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    ...Management Regulation; Redesignations of Federal Buildings AGENCY: Public Buildings Service (PBS), General Services Administration...the designation and redesignation of six Federal buildings. DATES: Expiration Date: This bulletin...

  8. Technology Education Graduate Education: Factors Influencing Participation.

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    Cardon, Phillip L.; Rogers, George E.

    A modified Delphi technique was used to identify the factors that positively influence technology education teachers' decision to enroll in graduate education programs and the barriers to their enrollment in advanced degree programs. Two pairs of Delphi panels were established. The doctoral panels consisted of 15 recent doctoral graduates and 30…

  9. First Employment of British Pharmacology Graduates

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    Hollingsworth, Michael; Markham, Anthony

    2006-01-01

    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…

  10. Historiography in Graduate Technology Teacher Education

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    Flowers, Jim; Hunt, Brian

    2012-01-01

    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…

  11. Self-Employment among Italian Female Graduates

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    Rosti, Luisa; Chelli, Francesco

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the gender impact of tertiary education on the probability of entering and remaining in self-employment. Design/methodology/approach: A data set on labour market flows produced by the Italian National Statistical Office is exploited by interviewing about 62,000 graduate and non-graduate

  12. Retention of Graduate Students through Learning Communities

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    Kraska, Marie

    2008-01-01

    This manuscript addresses learning communities (LCs) as a strategy to retain graduate students until program completion. Definitions of LCs and their early development are presented. The benefits of LCs to groups of students with common interests are discussed. In addition, reasons for early graduate student attrition are included. Common models…

  13. The impact of graduation from psychoanalytic training.

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    Cherry, Sabrina; Cabaniss, Deborah L; Forand, Nicholas; Roose, Steven P

    2004-01-01

    To examine candidates' experience of graduation from psychoanalytic training, 1997-2001 graduates of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research were sent a confidential questionnaire about their first year after analytic training. Of this group, 72 percent (23/32) returned the survey. Questions focused on the impact of graduation on time availability, net income, professional advancement, and sense of personal and professional autonomy. Graduates from analytic training were found to have more income in their first postgraduate year, a mean increase of 30,000 dollars, and more available time, a mean increase of sixteen hours. Increased earnings came primarily from seeing more patients during the time made available with the end of classes. In addition, graduates did not terminate their control cases or stop supervision. Graduates most valued their sense of professional accomplishment and ability to spend more time with their families. Although graduates also experienced relief from evaluation pressure, they did not rank this high in importance. For candidates, graduation profoundly impacts the structure of professional and personal life, but does not mean an end to learning. PMID:15487149

  14. Graduate Student Project: Employer Operations Management Analysis

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    Fish, Lynn A.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  15. Unions, Vitamins, Exercise: Unionized Graduate Students

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    Dewberry, David R.

    2005-01-01

    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

  16. Information Source Preferences of Education Graduate Students

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    Earp, Vanessa J.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  17. A Checklist to Guide Graduate Students' Writing

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    Nelson, Janet S.; Range, Lillian M.; Ross, Melynda Burck

    2012-01-01

    Many graduate students are poor writers because graduate school demands higher quality and more variety of writing skills than undergraduate school, most students write without revision under heavy time pressures, and instructors often lack the time to guide them toward good writing. Helping students improve could happen in different ways. A…

  18. Graduate Students' Perceptions of Contrapower Sexual Harassment

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    Mohipp, Charmaine; Senn, Charlene Y.

    2008-01-01

    This study compared the perceptions of 172 graduate students to traditional versus contrapower sexual harassment. Graduate students are a unique sample due to their dual role as a student and a teacher. After controlling for attitudes toward feminism and sexual harassment, participants viewed contrapower sexual harassment as less indicative of…

  19. Researching Graduates' Lived Experiences of Vocational Learning

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    Leach, Tony

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this article is to exemplify the value of using a phenomenological approach when investigating graduates' lived experiences of vocational learning. For this study, qualitative data was obtained during a series of email interviews with 35 participants. As a group they are highly aspirational and, during their graduate studies, were…

  20. New graduate nurses, new graduate nurse transition programs, and clinical leadership skill: a systematic review.

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    Chappell, Kathy B; Richards, Kathy C

    2015-01-01

    This systematic review evaluated the relationship between new graduate nurses and clinical leadership skill, and between new graduate nurse transition programs and clinical leadership skill. New graduate nurse transition programs have been cited as one strategy to improve clinical leadership skill, but to our knowledge, no one has synthesized the evidence on new graduate nurse transition programs and clinical leadership skill. Results of this review showed that new graduate nurse transition programs that were at least 24 weeks in length had a positive impact on clinical leadership skill. New graduate nurse transition programs using the University HealthSystem Consortium/American Association of Colleges of Nursing Nurse Residency curriculum had the greatest impact, followed by curriculum developed by the Versant New Graduate RN Residency, an important finding for nursing professional development specialists. PMID:25993451

  1. The situation of radiation oncology training programs and their graduates in 1997

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    Purpose: In light of concerns about the job market, the American College of Radiology (ACR) studied the employment situation of 1997 radiation oncology graduates, and the status and plans of radiation oncology training programs. Methods and Materials: In April-May 1997, and in a December follow-up, the ACR surveyed all radiation oncology residency directors about the employment situation of their 1997 residency and fellowship graduates and about their programs. Ninety-four percent of those surveyed responded. We compared findings with surveys from 1995 and 1996. Differences were assessed with p ? 0.05 as the test of statistical significance. Results: By six months after graduation, 98% of residency graduates and all fellowship graduates were employed. Program directors reported approximately 95% of graduates had positions that reasonably matched their training and personal employment goals. Programs have reduced beginning residency slots by 22% over the past three years, and further reductions are planned. Many observers were disappointed with fill rates in the 1997 National Match, but by the December follow-up, 96% of beginning-year residency slots were filled. Conclusion: Unemployment continues to be low, and one 'softer' indicator, the job market perceptions of residency program directors, showed improvement

  2. Job requirements compared to medical school education: differences between graduates from problem-based learning and conventional curricula

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    Federkeil Gero

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Problem-based Learning (PBL has been suggested as a key educational method of knowledge acquisition to improve medical education. We sought to evaluate the differences in medical school education between graduates from PBL-based and conventional curricula and to what extent these curricula fit job requirements. Methods Graduates from all German medical schools who graduated between 1996 and 2002 were eligible for this study. Graduates self-assessed nine competencies as required at their day-to-day work and as taught in medical school on a 6-point Likert scale. Results were compared between graduates from a PBL-based curriculum (University Witten/Herdecke and conventional curricula. Results Three schools were excluded because of low response rates. Baseline demographics between graduates of the PBL-based curriculum (n = 101, 49% female and the conventional curricula (n = 4720, 49% female were similar. No major differences were observed regarding job requirements with priorities for "Independent learning/working" and "Practical medical skills". All competencies were rated to be better taught in PBL-based curriculum compared to the conventional curricula (all p Conclusion Among medical graduates in Germany, PBL demonstrated benefits with regard to competencies which were highly required in the job of physicians. Research and business competence deserve closer attention in future curricular development.

  3. Faculty Expectations of Graduate Students

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    Hartel, Richard W.

    When looking for a new student a few years ago, I considered an international student who wasn't available for me to interview personally—something I've come to require before I accept a student into my research group. After some preliminary discussion, I asked her my "behavioral" questions by email to give her an opportunity to provide me with some insight into her qualifications and character. I asked her to describe experiences where she had to resolve a conflict with someone else, where she had faced and overcome a hurdle, and to describe her motivation for graduate school. In her response, which started by noting a particular interaction she had had with her father, she presented me with a well-written documentary of her skills, into which her responses to my three questions were woven. Being the sort of person myself who would have bullet-pointed a response and detailed specific activities to document those skills, I was greatly impressed with her ability to think more broadly than my specific request, yet get at the heart of my questions in a creative approach. I accepted her as a student immediately because those are the attributes in a graduate student I value most highly.

  4. 77 FR 65497 - Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR); Definition

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    2012-10-29

    ...RIN 2126-AB53 Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR); Definition AGENCY: Federal...definition of ``gross combination weight rating'' (GCWR) in 49 CFR parts 383 and 390...definition of ``gross combination weight rating'' (GCWR) in 49 CFR parts 383 and...

  5. 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

  6. Integrated vs. Federated Search

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    Løvschall, Kasper

    2009-01-01

    Oplæg om forskelle og ligheder mellem integrated og federated search i bibliotekskontekst. Holdt ved temadag om "Integrated Search - samsøgning i alle kilder" på Danmarks Biblioteksskole den 22. januar 2009.

  7. New Mexico Federal Lands

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    Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico — This map layer consists of federally owned or administered lands of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Only areas of 640 acres or more are...

  8. Consolidated Federal Funds Report

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    Office of Personnel Management — This raw data set provides Federal civilian employee population data. The scope of this raw data set includes all data elements used in the creation of the FedScope...

  9. Communicating Science in the Capitol: The Graduate Student Voice

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    Glembo, Tyler

    2015-03-01

    Fundamental scientific research, as a majority federally funded initiative, is becoming more deeply embedded in politics. Since the end of the Space Race, funding of basic physical sciences research as a percent GDP has continuously declined, indicating that policy makers see funding scientific research as less of a priority than they once did. A lack of understanding about both science and how science is done amongst members of Congress has led to both reduced prioritization and also to misguided attempts at regulation, such as making peer review a public process and considering Congressional oversight for specific grants. Here we will examine a few current issues in science policy, the effect on graduate students, and why the student voice is effective. We will also consider the positive or negative effects such public engagement may have on our scientific careers and ways in which you can get involved.

  10. Regulatory federalism in telecommunications

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    Trillas, Francesc

    2011-01-01

    The liberalization of telecommunications and technological change have unbundled a vector of public interventions in this industry. Now different government levels interact. The economics of federalism shed light into this new landscape. The insights from this branch of research are used to analyze the European Union common telecommunications policy (as compared to the history of federal and state regulations in the US) and the role of local and regional powers in the promotion of broadband n...

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  12. Follow-Up Study of 1993 Dental Hygiene Graduates. Volume XXII, Number 17, June 1994.

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    Holt, Marianne; Lucas, John A.

    In an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of its dental hygiene program, William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), in Palatine, Illinois, conducted a follow-up study of its dental hygiene students. The survey instrument was mailed to all 31 1993 dental hygiene associate degree graduates, and a response rate of 97% (n=30) was attained. Results of the…

  13. Forty Years on: Long-Term Change in the First Destinations of Graduates

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    Bourner, Tom; Rospigliosi, Pericles

    2008-01-01

    This article is about changes in the employment of graduates over the four decades since data on their first destinations was first published in the early 1960s. It aims to identify the main changes and their implications. The data used are drawn from questionnaire surveys with very high response rates (over 80 per cent). The main finding is that…

  14. The Impact of Study Abroad on the Global Engagement of University Graduates

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    Murphy, Dianna; Sahakyan, Narek; Yong-Yi, Doua; Magnan, Sally Sieloff

    2014-01-01

    Study abroad is typically seen as a primary vehicle for building students' global competence. The belief is that study abroad will better prepare graduates to meet opportunities and challenges in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, that is, study abroad will produce global citizens. Given the low participation rate in study…

  15. Faculty Mentors', Graduate Students', and Performance-Based Assessments of Students' Research Skill Development

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    Feldon, David F.; Maher, Michelle A.; Hurst, Melissa; Timmerman, Briana

    2015-01-01

    Faculty mentorship is thought to be a linchpin of graduate education in STEM disciplines. This mixed-method study investigates agreement between student mentees' and their faculty mentors' perceptions of the students' developing research knowledge and skills in STEM. We also compare both assessments against independent ratings of the students'…

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

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    Whitaker, Stephan

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Huang, Jinyan; Foote, Chandra J.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  18. Pathways to Employment and Quality of Life for Apprenticeship and Traineeship Graduates with Disabilities

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    Cocks, Errol; Thoresen, Stian H.; Lee, Elinda Ai Lim

    2015-01-01

    People with disabilities have low participation rates in employment and vocational education and training. Thirty adults with disabilities were sampled from an Australian longitudinal study of economic and social outcomes achieved by graduate apprentices and trainees. Participants were surveyed and interviewed to identify pathways from high school…

  19. Getting Ready for the Future: Assessing and Promoting Graduate Students' Organizational Values.

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    Hendel, Tova; Gefen-Liban, Dganit

    2003-01-01

    Israeli graduate nursing students who took management courses in 1998 (n=25), 1999 (n=15), and 2000 (n=11) rated the importance of different value sets. All three groups ranked personal and professional values significantly higher than organizational values such as vision, competition, cooperation, risk taking, and status. (Contains 29…

  20. Student Motivation in Graduate Music Programmes: An Examination of Personal and Environmental Factors

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    Gonzalez-Moreno, Patricia Adelaida

    2012-01-01

    Despite the increasing number of students in music education graduate programmes, attrition rates suggest a lack of success in retaining and assisting them to the completion of their degree. Based on the expectancy-value theory, the aim of this study was to examine students' motivations (values and competence beliefs) and their complex interaction…

  1. The Academic Library and Student Retention and Graduation: An Exploratory Study

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    Crawford, Gregory A.

    2015-01-01

    This study analyzed the relationships between variables of institutional expenses, library expenses, and library use and variables representing graduation and retention rates for colleges and universities. Using data drawn from the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System and the Academic Library Survey, institutions were compared by their…

  2. A Comparison of Performance Effectiveness and Portfolio Assessment for Graduate-Level Teacher Candidates

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    Masci, Frank J.

    2006-01-01

    This study examines the relationship between supervisor evaluation of classroom performance and exit portfolio ratings of candidates enrolled in the Professional Immersion Master of Arts in Teaching Program, a partnership between Johns Hopkins University and Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools. This graduate-level teacher preparation…

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

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    Durham, Rachel E.; Westlund, Erik

    2011-01-01

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

  4. Enrollment and Graduation Patterns of Undergraduates Transferring to UC Davis: 1974-1986.

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    Yaklin, Bernard P.

    In 1987, a study was conducted of the characteristics and graduation rates of students who transferred to the University of California, Davis (UCD), between fall 1974 and spring 1986. The study included all undergraduates who enrolled at UCD with advanced standing, focusing on their academic level at entry, previously attended college, and…

  5. Economic Energy Savings Potential in Federal Buildings

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

    2000-09-04

    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.

  6. 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

  7. 75 FR 82583 - Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates

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    2010-12-30

    ...post- graduate school; offer clear paths...Further, exposing students and recent graduates...opportunities for students and recent graduates...Programs and of the satisfaction of Pathways Programs...agencies, so that students and recent graduates...students in high schools, community...

  8. On Federal Transfers and Incentives

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    Altemeyer-Bartscher, Martin

    2010-01-01

    To which extent can local governments in a federal state, which compete with each other, gain some latitude of discretion to draw some additional grants from the common pool of federal funds. How must a federal transfer scheme be designed that tackles common pool fishing and at the same time fulfills the allocative and distributive objectives of the federal government?

  9. Applying lessons learned from the USAID family planning graduation experience to the GAVI graduation process.

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    Shen, Angela K; Farrell, Marguerite M; Vandenbroucke, Mary F; Fox, Elizabeth; Pablos-Mendez, Ariel

    2015-07-01

    As low income countries experience economic transition, characterized by rapid economic growth and increased government spending potential in health, they have increased fiscal space to support and sustain more of their own health programmes, decreasing need for donor development assistance. Phase out of external funds should be systematic and efforts towards this end should concentrate on government commitments towards country ownership and self-sustainability. The 2006 US Agency for International Development (USAID) family planning (FP) graduation strategy is one such example of a systematic phase-out approach. Triggers for graduation were based on pre-determined criteria and programme indicators. In 2011 the GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations) which primarily supports financing of new vaccines, established a graduation policy process. Countries whose gross national income per capita exceeds $1570 incrementally increase their co-financing of new vaccines over a 5-year period until they are no longer eligible to apply for new GAVI funding, although previously awarded support will continue. This article compares and contrasts the USAID and GAVI processes to apply lessons learned from the USAID FP graduation experience to the GAVI process. The findings of the review are 3-fold: (1) FP graduation plans served an important purpose by focusing on strategic needs across six graduation plan foci, facilitating graduation with pre-determined financial and technical benchmarks, (2) USAID sought to assure contraceptive security prior to graduation, phasing out of contraceptive donations first before phasing out from technical assistance in other programme areas and (3) USAID sought to sustain political support to assure financing of products and programmes continue after graduation. Improving sustainability more broadly beyond vaccine financing provides a more comprehensive approach to graduation. The USAID FP experience provides a window into understanding one approach to graduation from donor assistance. The process itself-involving transparent country-level partners well in advance of graduation-appears a valuable lesson towards success. PMID:24974106

  10. Career choices of McMaster University medical graduates and contemporary Canadian medical graduates.

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    Ferrier, B. M.; Woodward, C. A.

    1987-01-01

    The MD program at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., differs from that at most other Canadian universities in the profile of students admitted and in its teaching methods. To investigate influences of selection policy outcomes and the education program, the career choices of 408 McMaster graduates were compared with those of 1620 graduates of other Canadian English-language schools by analysis of data from the CMA's Physician Manpower Data Bank. Compared with graduates of other schools, McM...

  11. Graduate Teacher Training in the U.S.: Snapshots from the landscape

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Los EE.UU no tienen una certificación federal en el nivel universitario que ordene una formación pedagógica para la enseñanza en los niveles de grado. Sin embargo, el ámbito de la Formación para los Graduate Assistant (asistentes de Grado está creciendo en los Estados Unidos y ha producido varios modelos que se ajustan a una variedad de contextos institucionales. Este texto analiza los modelos de formación en tres instituciones: la Universidad Estatal de Kennesaw, la Universidad Carnegie Mellon y la Universidad de Colorado-Boulder. A partir de estos modelos, extrapolamos los éxitos y los puntos comunes a algunas cuestiones no resueltas, que caracterizan el paisaje de EE.UU. ABSTRACT The U.S. does not have a federal certification for teaching at the university level mandating graduate-level training in pedagogy. Nevertheless, the field of Graduate Assistant Training is thriving in America and has produced several models that fit a variety of institutional contexts. This chapter reviews training models at 3 institutions: Kennesaw State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Colorado–Boulder. From these models, we extrapolate common successes and point out some unresolved issues that characterize the U.S. landscape.

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

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    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Potestio, Paola

    2014-01-01

    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…

  14. Tax incentives in fiscal federalism

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    Kelders, Christian; Köthenbürger, Marko

    2010-01-01

    Models of fiscal federalism rarely account for the efficiency implications of intergovernmental fiscal ties for federal tax policy. This paper shows that fiscal institutions such that federal tax deductibility, vertical revenue-sharing, and fiscal equalization (being common features of existing federations) encourage local taxation, but may discourage federal taxation. Furthermore, the structure of public spending is skewed towards local spending. We also show that, when considering Leviathan go...

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

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    FELIPE ANDRÉS, L0ZANO-R0JAS.

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  16. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF STRESS BETWEEN UNDER GRADUATE AND POST GRADUATE STUDENTS OF DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL COURSES

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose:the purpose of the study was to assess and compare Stress between under Graduate and Post Graduate Students of different Professional Courses. Materials and Methods: Thirty two male students of different professional courses (4 from each profession were selected from D.A.V.V Indore M.P. Age of the subjects were being ranging from 19 to 28 years. Stress Assessment as traits of Life style was considered as dependent variable. Stress was measured by ‘Life-Style Assessment Inventory’ developed by Anspangh David S. Michal, H.Hamrich and Fran D. Rosato. To assess and compare Life Style related variable (Stress between undergraduate and post graduate students, Descriptive statistics and Independent T- test was used. Results: Mean and Standard deviation for under graduate and post graduate students was found 67.93±9.22, 62.62±12.08 respectively in relation to stress at .05 level and t value of stress was 2.398 which was found greater than the r e q u ir e d v a l u e 2 . 0 4 2 a t 3 0 d f .Conclusions:1significant difference was found between the means of under graduate and post graduate students in relation to stress.2 Under graduate students were having greater mean of Stress in comparison to post graduate students.

  17. 48 CFR 42.707 - Cost-sharing rates and limitations on indirect cost rates.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Cost-sharing rates and limitations on indirect cost rates. 42.707 Section 42.707 Federal...ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES Indirect Cost Rates 42.707 Cost-sharing rates...

  18. GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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    HEISS, ANN M.; AND OTHERS

    THIS ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTAINS REFERENCES TO GENERAL GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TO EDUCATION FOR THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL FIELDS--ARCHITECTURE, BUSINESS, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, DENTISTRY, ENGINEERING, LAW, LIBRARY SCIENCE, MEDICINE, NURSING, SOCIAL WORK, TEACHING, AND THEOLOGY. (HW)

  19. Preparing Our Graduate Students for a New World

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Studies and opinions on the future of higher education in the United States have become a true cottage industry. A new book or a new policy proposal seems to appear every week. Most of the attention has focused on the undergraduate experience, especially in regard to costs, content, delivery, and outcomes. For example, outstanding student loans total roughly $1 trillion, and federal grants have increased from $6.4 billion in 1981 to $49 billion today. Despite this massive increase in federal support, the costs of higher education have increased at a rapid pace, making it beyond the reach of many middle class families without financial aid and loans. Given the high costs, students, families, and employers are beginning to question the value of many courses and degrees. Are graduates prepared to be good citizens as well as to be employable? The opportunity for disruption is now apparent, as both students and employers pursue new education delivery systems, such as massively open online courses. Although the initial frenzy for these courses may have abated, the "unbundling" of the residential college experience is well underway as students combine various offerings from different sources into a personalized education and universities struggle to respond.

  20. Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: eligibility for Pathway Programs participants. Interim final rule with request for comments.

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    2014-01-01

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing an interim final regulation to update the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) regulations to reflect updated election opportunities for participants in the Pathways Programs. The Pathways Programs were created by Executive Order (E.O.) 13562, signed by the President on December 27, 2010, and are designed to enable the Federal Government to compete effectively for students and recent graduates by improving its recruitment efforts through internships and similar programs with Federal agencies. This interim final rule furthers these recruitment and retention efforts by providing health insurance, as well as dental and vision benefits, to eligible program participants and their families. PMID:24396912

  1. Student Dropout at the Hellenic Open University: Evaluation of the Graduate Program, "Studies in Education"

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    Dimitris Vergidis; Chris Panagiotakopoulos

    2002-01-01

    This study traces the root causes of dropout rates in one post-graduate course “Studies in Education,” offered by the Hellenic Open University (HOU). From our research findings, it was found that the main cause of dropping out stem from a combination of adult learners’ obligations, specifically balancing their academic workload with their employment commitments and family obligations (mainly for female students). The second reason for dropout rates among adult distance education learners incl...

  2. Self employment among Italian female graduates

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    Chelli, Francesco; Rosti, Luisa

    2009-01-01

    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...

  3. Preparing graduate students to be educators

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    Price, Edward; Finkelstein, Noah

    2006-01-01

    We present two programs that address needs to better prepare graduate students for their roles as professional physicists, particularly in the areas of teaching and education research. The two programs, Preparing Future Physicists (PFP) and a course, Teaching and Learning Physics, are designed to be mutually supportive, address these broader graduate roles, and support the development of the field of physics education research. While voluntary, PFP has attracted the particip...

  4. Graduate entry to medicine: widening psychological diversity

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    Munro Don

    2009-11-01

    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.

  5. Graduates of Higher Education in the Food and Agricultural Sciences: An Analysis of Supply/Demand Relationships. Volume I--Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Veterinary Medicine.

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    Coulter, Kyle Jane, Ed.; Stanton, Marge, Ed.

    Information on the current and projected supply of and demand for graduates of higher education in the food and agricultural sciences is presented, based on federal data bases. The supply data are aggregated by 11 educational clusters, and employment demand data are aggregated by eight occupational clusters. Analysis reveals imbalances in the…

  6. The situation of radiation oncology practice training programs and their graduates in 1998

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    Purpose: To keep the profession apprised of current trends in the job market, the American College of Radiology (ACR) studied the employment situation of 1998 radiation oncology graduates and the status and plans of radiation oncology training programs in the United States. Methods and Materials: In April-May 1998, and again in a December 1998-January 1999 follow-up, the ACR surveyed all radiation oncology residency directors in the U.S. about the employment situation of their 1998 residency and fellowship graduates as well as changes in their programs. Eighty-five percent (71/84) of those surveyed responded. We compare current findings with similar 1997 and earlier surveys and report statistically significant differences (p ? 0.05). Results: By 6 months after graduation, there were no graduating residents or fellows who had not secured a position, although the status of two was unknown. At that time, about 93% of all graduates had secured positions that directors said reasonably matched graduates' training and personal goals. Program directors reported that accomplished and planned changes in their programs will reduce the annual number of residency graduates by about one-fifth since 1993. However, the number of beginning residency positions offered in 1998 was 149, up from 116 in 1997 and only a few percent below the 1993 level. By the December 1998-January 1999 follow-up, fill rates for offered training positions were 94% for residencies and 80% for fellowships, figures that are similar to those reported for past years. Directors' perceptions of the job market are much more positive. For example, only 11% of residency directors viewed the market as more difficult this year than typical of recent years, as against 48% in 1997 and 82% in 1996. Conclusion: Unemployment continues to be low, and another, 'softer' indicator, the job market perceptions of residency program directors, continues to improve. Possibly as a result, plans for program reductions are evaporating

  7. Pathways to excellence: A Federal strategy for science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education

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    This Strategic Plan was developed by the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (FCCSET) through its Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEHR), with representatives from 16 Federal agencies. Based on two years of coordinated interagency effort, the Plan confirms the Federal Government's commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education at all levels and in all sectors (i.e., elementary and secondary, undergraduate, graduate, public understanding of science, and technology education). The Plan represents the Federal Government's efforts to develop a five-year planning framework and associated milestones that focus Federal planning and the resources of the participating agencies toward achieving the requisite or expected level of mathematics and science competence by all students. The priority framework outlines the strategic objectives, implementation priorities, and components for the Strategic Plan and serves as a road map for the Plan. The Plan endorses a broad range of ongoing activities, including continued Federal support for graduate education as the backbone of our country's research and development enterprise. The Plan also identifies three tiers of program activities with goals that address issues in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education meriting special attention. Within each tier, individual agency programs play important and often unique roles that strengthen the aggregate portfolio. The three tiers are presented in descending order of priority: (1) reforming the formal education system; (2) expanding participation and access; and (3) enabling activities.

  8. Teaching Graduate Students The Art of Science

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    Snieder, Roel; Larner, Ken; Boyd, Tom

    2012-08-01

    Graduate students traditionally learn the trade of research by working under the supervision of an advisor, much as in the medieval practice of apprenticeship. In practice, however, this model generally falls short in teaching students the broad professional skills needed to be a well-rounded researcher. While a large majority of graduate students considers professional training to be of great relevance, most graduate programs focus exclusively on disciplinary training as opposed to skills such as written and oral communication, conflict resolution, leadership, performing literature searches, teamwork, ethics, and client-interaction. Over the past decade, we have developed and taught the graduate course "The Art of Science", which addresses such topics; we summarize the topics covered in the course here. In order to coordinate development of professional training, the Center for Professional Education has been founded at the Colorado School of Mines. After giving an overview of the Center's program, we sketch the challenges and opportunities in offering professional education to graduate students. Offering professional education helps create better-prepared graduates. We owe it to our students to provide them with such preparation.

  9. Cultural competencies for graduate nursing education.

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    Clark, Lauren; Calvillo, Evelyn; Dela Cruz, Felicitas; Fongwa, Marie; Kools, Susan; Lowe, John; Mastel-Smith, Beth

    2011-01-01

    Nursing is challenged to meet the health needs of ethnic and socioculturally diverse populations. To this end, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) charged an expert nursing faculty advisory group to formulate competencies for graduate nursing education, expanding them to integrate leadership and scholarship. The Cultural Competency in Baccalaureate Nursing Education served as the springboard for the initiative. In formulating the graduate cultural competencies and the toolkit, the advisory group reviewed all AACN Essentials documents and the cultural competency literature, drew upon their collective experiences with cultural diversity, and used cultural humility as the supporting framework. Six core competencies were formulated and endorsed by the AACN board of directors and key professional nursing organizations. A companion toolkit was compiled to provide resources for the implementation of the competencies. A 1-day conference was held in California to launch the cultural competencies and toolkit. Dissemination to graduate nursing programs is in process, with emphasis on faculty readiness to undertake this graduate educational transformation. The AACN Cultural Competencies for Graduate Nursing Education set national standards to prepare culturally competent nurses at the graduate level who will contribute to the elimination of health disparities through education, clinical practice, research, scholarship, and policy. PMID:21596352

  10. Bailouts in Federations

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    Kaiser, Karolina

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation deals with the topic of bailouts in federations. Institutions and instruments helping to alleviate the incentive problems arising from bailouts are analyzed. In particular, the role of the timing of elections, bailout restrictions and the exploitation of budgetary information from comparable jurisdictions is considered.

  11. Flood Insurance Rate Map, Scott County, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  12. Retention of Women in Geoscience Undergraduate and Graduate Education at Caltech

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    Alexander, C. J.

    2001-12-01

    Institutional barriers encountered by women in undergraduate and 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 recent data from the American Geological Institude chronicling the enrollment and successes of women in the geosciences, the program instituted by Caltech, possible causes of attrition among women in the geosciences, 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 women in Earth and Space Sciences.

  13. Are surgeons happy in practice? Examining a quarter-century of Alberta’s surgical graduates

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    Frayn, Cassidy; Masson, Valerie; Erichsen, Shannon; White, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    Summary Every year, hundreds of new surgeons graduate from residency programs across Canada. Much time and effort is spent on preparing these surgeons for independent practice, but there is little literature about the career trajectories of surgeons after they finish training and enter practice. We surveyed all surgeons graduating from the residency programs of a single Canadian medical school over 25 years (1985–2010). Most respondents rated their job satisfaction as high/very high and indicated they would still pursue a residency in surgery and/or their specialty if they had it to do over again. This commentary discusses important information about where our graduates go and what their careers are like, challenging existing stereotypes about careers in surgery. Our survey findings should be communicated to students interested in careers in surgery. PMID:26384145

  14. 77 FR 71420 - Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures; Federal Matching Shares for...

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    2012-11-30

    ...to provide increased federal financial participation for qualifying...annual FMAP rate based on a formula specified in statute. In the...rather than phased down, financial assistance to qualifying states...L. 112-96) revised the formula in section 1905(aa) to...

  15. Federal funding for needle exchange programs.

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    Clark, Peter A; Fadus, Matthew

    2010-01-01

    The HIV/AIDS pandemic has affected millions across the globe. The sharing of needles, for reasons of economy or social relations, has become the most common mode of HIV transmission among injection drug users. Needle exchange programs, which provide many services in addition to the exchange of clean needles for contaminated needles, have proven effective in reducing HIV rates among injection drug users in their communities. Although these programs have proven to be one of the most effective strategies in the efforts to reduce HIV rates, there has been a federal ban on the use of federal money for needle exchange programs since 1989. This ban was introduced by Congress in accordance with the drug war ideology, a narrow and elusive plan to completely eradicate drug use in the United States. Although there are a significant number of government reports supporting needle exchange programs, including support from the CDC, American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health, it appears as If public health and the lives of others have become a secondary concern to strong federal policy on eradicating drug use. Lifting the federal ban would save the country millions of lives and billions of dollars in healthcare costs. Needle exchange programs should be an integral part of HIV prevention strategy, and are ethically imperative as well, restoring human dignity to the clients that so often need it. PMID:20037499

  16. Reducing Dropout Rates through Expanded Learning Opportunities. Issue Brief

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    Harris, Laura; Princiotta, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Expanded learning opportunities (ELOs), which include afterschool, summer learning, and extended day and extended year programs, can help states reduce dropout rates and increase graduation rates. Effective elementary, middle, and high school ELOs support academic rigor, boost student engagement, and provide students with supportive relationships.…

  17. Scholarships for Scientific Initiation Encourage Post-Graduation Degree

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

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  18. Should the federal government reallocate funds within federal transfers?

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    Sequeira, T. N.; Ferreira-Lopes, A.

    2009-01-01

    It is recognized that one of the goals of federal transfers is to provide the states with some financial leverage during recessions. Federal transfers in the United States comprise such components as retirement and disability payments for individuals, other direct payments for individuals or organizations, grants, procurement contracts, and salaries and wages. Is the composition of the federal transfers’ budget having an optimal effect on the business cycle or should the federal government re...

  19. Adjusting Futures Forecasts of Federal Reserve Policy

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    Chun, Albert Lee; Chun, Olfa Maalaoui

    2013-01-01

    Our results challenge the traditional way we interpret empirical measures of risk premia, as a signicant part of the predictable component of excess returns is strongly correlated with predictability in survey forecast errors. Using survey forecasts of the federal funds rate to proxy for market expectations, we show that the predictable component of excess returns can not be attributed to risk premia in the fed funds futures market. We argue that the documented biases in futures forecasts of mon...

  20. Federalizmi Anlamak Understanding Federalism

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    Yavuz ÖZDEM?R

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Although federalism had long been a neglected phonemenon inTurkey, it came to the forefront after 1940s from time to time along withthe changes experienced in the world and Turkey and it has beenproposed as a solution to existing problems. Despite its nature as ameasn to solve problems, it has remained in silence within the contextof Turkish thought. All that has existed on this issue does not exceed afew words and articles. In other words, the knowledge of federalism inTurkey is so limited.However, in Europe and especially in the US. research onfederalism has been carried out continuously and some relatedinstitutions have been established on this subject. Especially in the US.the question of whether a federal world may be established lies behindthe mental background of the studies. A truer reading of this questionleads to an understanding of whether the world may be Americanized.The process called globalization reminds one of the same meaning. Infact, federal system as a American Project is tried to be established intothe attention of the world public. With all developments, Turkey with isclose geography in the process and with its face to the western world asan ally of the US. is not to fall out of the process and is at least tounderstand federalism within the framework as the continuity ofintegration and as the solution to problems. This study is intended tocontribute to a beter understanding of federalism. Federalizm Türkiye’de uzun bir süre aforoz edilmi? bir fenomen olmakla beraber 1940’lar sonras?nda dünyada ve Türkiye’de ya?anan de?i?imle beraber zaman zaman gündeme gelmi? ve hatta mevcut sorunlar?n çözümü olarak sunulmu?tur. Türkiye’de federalizm bir çözüm arac? olarak sunulmas?na ra?men ne yaz?k ki hakk?nda Türk dü?ünce dünyas? bir nevi suskunluk içerisinde kalm??t?r. Bu konuda yaz?lanlar?n toplam? birkaç kitap ve birkaç makaleyi geçmemektedir. Bir ba?ka ifadeyle Türkiye’deki mevcut bilgi piyasas? federalizm ile ilgili olmak kayd?yla büyük bir fakirlik içerisindedir.Oysaki Avrupa ve bilhassa Amerika’da federalizm konusunda sürekli ara?t?rmalar yap?lmakta ve hatta bu konu ile ilgili enstitüler kurulmaktad?r. Bilhassa Amerika’da yap?lan çal??malar?n zihni arka plan?nda federal bir dünyan?n kurulup kurulamayaca?? sorusu yatmaktad?r. Bu soruyu daha do?rudan okursak dünyan?n Amerikal?la?t?r?lmas?n?n mümkün olup olamayaca??n?n cevap arand??? net bir ?ekilde görülebilecektir. Ad?na küreselle?me ya da globalle?me denilen bu yeni süreçte asl?nda anlam olarak hemen hemen ayn? ?eyi ça?r??t?rmaktad?r. Yani bir Amerikan projeksiyonu olarak federal sistem dünya gündemine oturtulmaya çal???lmaktad?r. Bu geli?meler kar??s?nda sürecin kenar?na merkezi bir co?rafî konuma sahip olan, yönü Bat?’ya çevrili ve Amerika’n?n stratejik müttefiki olan Türkiye’nin de sürecin d???na dü?memesi ve potsmodern dünya ile entegrasyonunun devam? ve mevcut sorunlar?n?n çözümü ba?lam?nda federalizmi en az?ndan anlamak durumunda oldu?u aç?kt?r. ??te bu çal??man?n maksad? mümkün mertebe federalizmi anla??l?r k?l?nmakt?r.

  1. Federal Interagency Geothermal Activities

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    Anderson, Arlene [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States); Prencipe, Loretta [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States); Todaro, Richard M. [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States); Cuyler, David [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Eide, Elizabeth [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington, DC (United States)

    2011-06-01

    This collaborative document describes the roles and responsibilities of key Federal agencies in the development of geothermal technologies including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), including the U.S. Forest Service; the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), including the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); and the Department of Defense (DOD).

  2. Fiscal Federalism and Demography

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    Seitz, Helmut; Kempkes, Gerhard

    2005-01-01

    The paper examines the effects of demographic change on federal, state and local governments in Germany with a focus on the expenditure side to answer the question, whether demographic change will induce vertical fiscal expenditure imbalances. We present estimates of the impact of demographic change on public spending based on a decomposition of expenditures into almost 30 categories (functions). Our results suggest that demographic change will indeed result in significant vertical expenditur...

  3. Medicare program: changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment systems and fiscal year 2009 rates; payments for graduate medical education in certain emergency situations; changes to disclosure of physician ownership in hospitals and physician self-referral rules; updates to the long-term care prospective payment system; updates to certain IPPS-excluded hospitals; and collection of information regarding financial relationships between hospitals. Final rules.

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    2008-08-19

    We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital related costs to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems, and to implement certain provisions made by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the Medicare Improvements and Extension Act, Division B, Title I of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, the TMA, Abstinence Education, and QI Programs Extension Act of 2007, and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. In addition, in the Addendum to this final rule, we describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the rates for Medicare hospital inpatient services for operating costs and capital-related costs. These changes are generally applicable to discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2008. We also are setting forth the update to the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals and hospital units excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis subject to these limits. The updated rate-of-increase limits are effective for cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2008. In addition to the changes for hospitals paid under the IPPS, this document contains revisions to the patient classifications and relative weights used under the long-term care hospital prospective payment system (LTCH PPS). This document also contains policy changes relating to the requirements for furnishing hospital emergency services under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986 (EMTALA). In this document, we are responding to public comments and finalizing the policies contained in two interim final rules relating to payments for Medicare graduate medical education to affiliated teaching hospitals in certain emergency situations. We are revising the regulatory requirements relating to disclosure to patients of physician ownership or investment interests in hospitals and responding to public comments on a collection of information regarding financial relationships between hospitals and physicians. In addition, we are responding to public comments on proposals made in two separate rulemakings related to policies on physician self-referrals and finalizing these policies. PMID:18956499

  4. 'What matters to graduates': An evaluation of a structured clinical support program for newly graduated nurses.

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    Henderson, Amanda; Ossenberg, Christine; Tyler, Scott

    2015-05-01

    Effective guidance in practice is necessary for safe practice of clinicians upon entering the workforce. The transition period is recognised as a time of significant stress as newly graduated nurses (novices) endeavour to consolidate their nursing knowledge and gain mastery in a new working environment. This study explored novices perception of a structured clinical support program designed to assist their assimilation and development of good practice in the real world. Surveys and focus groups were conducted twelve months after novices commenced employment in a large tertiary hospital in South-East Queensland, Australia. Survey results from 78 novices (43% response rate), and feedback from a subsequent focus group of the respondents, indicated that the program which provided interactive content days and supervised experience in an environment conducive to learning was successful in transitioning novices. Novices placed considerable importance on largely intangible aspects of the interactive days, such as emotional support and collegiality which contributed to their confidence. These intangible elements of programs are often not measured and therefore their value not visible to those responsible for continuous education. Of particular significance was that novices indicated their thoughts about practice were given limited consideration. This is an important factor for future retention. PMID:25665461

  5. Personality Traits: Business versus Technical Graduates

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    Nurazariah Abidin

    2012-01-01

    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.

  6. CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING ROMANIAN HIGHER EDUCATION GRADUATES

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    Popovici (Barbulescu Adina

    2012-07-01

    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.

  7. Professional openings and expectations for graduates

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    Francesc Núñez Mosteo

    2004-04-01

    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.

  8. 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…

  9. 20 CFR 606.30 - Interest rates on advances.

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  10. Employment Survey of 1985 Graduates of Ontario Universities. Summary Report. Research Brief = Enquete sur la Situation Professionnelle des Diplomes de 1985 des Universites de l'Ontario. Rapport Sommaire. Recherche en Bref.

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    Denton, Margaret A.; And Others

    Results of a survey of 1985 graduates from Ontario, Canada, universities are presented in English and French. A total of 36,315 questionnaires were mailed, and the response rate was 56.9%. Information was collected on demographic and background characteristics of the graduates, degree level, major, type of program, decisions for further education,…

  11. The Employment of Young Graduates in the Period 2000-2010: A Comparison between Six European Countries

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    Paola Potestio

    2011-01-01

    The paper aims to assess the relative importance of participation and unemployment and the interaction between them in affecting the evolution of employment rates of young graduates in selected European countries. The Taylor formula is used to read the behaviour of employment rates in terms of movements in activity and unemployment rates. Using this analytical procedure, the comparison between the selected countries underscores two aspects in particular: the progressive isolation of Italy, du...

  12. University Science Graduates' Environmental Perceptions Regarding Industry

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    Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi; Damri, Sigalit

    2009-10-01

    Throughout the last decade, the issue of sustainable development has become a major public debate topic. University science graduates have the potential of playing an important mediatory role in this debate. This is because their scientific vocation not only provides them with scientific knowledge about the core issues involved, but also puts them in the position of occupying key managerial and leadership positions in the industrial community. This study examines whether environmental knowledge plays a part in university science graduates' thinking about industry on an intuitive level and also in their mode of responding to concrete environmental problems. Our findings indicate that most of the graduates do not demonstrate an awareness of the relevance of environmental knowledge to questions connected to industry; furthermore, they do not apply their scientific knowledge-base in contexts related explicitly to environmental aspects of the industrial process.

  13. A graduate programme for academic family physicians.

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    Brennan, M; McWhinney, I R; Stewart, M; Weston, W

    1985-09-01

    The paper describes a graduate studies programme designed to prepare outstanding family physicians for academic leadership and reports an evaluation of the programme. The programme aims to produce academic family physicians who exhibit certain qualities: outstanding clinical skills, professional interest in the organization and transmission of knowledge, and a scholarly approach through research and skills of leadership. The course includes clinical and teaching practice, formal course work and a scholarly thesis; the emphasis is on teaching and learning, theoretical foundations of family medicine, whole person medicine, research design and techniques, ethical decision making, and administration of organizations. A survey of the first 30 graduates of the programme indicated that the majority did more clinical teaching, small group teaching, research, writing and administration than before the course. The graduates' opinions of the programme indicated the extent to which the programme goals have been met; to provide a coherent learning experience integrating the art, science and technology of the discipline of family medicine. PMID:4043606

  14. Training graduate students to be teachers

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    D.V. de-Macedo

    1999-12-01

    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.

  15. Training graduate students to be teachers

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

    1999-12-01

    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 opportun [...] ity 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.

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

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    Berthold, P; Lopez, N

    1994-01-01

    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

  17. Open and Distance Education Systems: do they enhance Graduates' Soft Skills? The results from 2009 Universitas Terbuka Tracer Study

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    Dewi Juliah Ratnaningsih

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The vision and mission of Universitas Terbuka (UT is to become a highly qualified open and distance education institution and to provide higher education access to all communities. Graduates of UT are expected to acquire adequate knowledge, hard skills and soft skills. Soft skills play important roles in the world of work. The aim of this article is to describe: (1 whether the open and distance education systems are capable of providing graduates with soft skills, (2 how soft skills are acquired during the period of study, and (3 how are the range of soft skills acquired by graduates and required by stakeholders at work. This article uses 2009 UT tracer study, which employed survey and in-depth interviews to selected respondents and stakeholders. 2.417 pairs data (graduates and stakeholders were analysed. The rating scales were from 1 (very poor to 4 (excellent. The attributes analysed were personal, interpersonal and situational skills. The results show that learning systems that are based on individual learning and tutorial did provide graduates with soft skills. Graduates and stakeholders perceived interpersonal skills as fair. In general, soft skills required at work were time management, self-confidence, problem solving, creativity and team-work.

  18. 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.

  19. Gender discrimination in the Australian graduate labour market

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    Li, Ian W.; Miller, Paul W.

    2012-01-01

    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...

  20. Gender and Racial Gaps in Earnings among Recent College Graduates

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    Zhang, Liang

    2008-01-01

    Using a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate graduates from 1993 (B&B 93/97/03), I explore factors that contribute to the gender and racial gap in earnings among recent college graduate. Results indicate that college major remains the most significant factor in accounting for the gender gap in pay. Female graduates are still left…

  1. Graduation Odds and Probabilities among Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities

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    Morrison, Michael C.

    2013-01-01

    Graduation outcomes are analyzed at public and private baccalaureate colleges and universities in the United States. The purpose is to determine the effect of institutional characteristics on a binary indicator of college graduation. The effect of the percentage of Pell grant recipients on graduation outcomes is of primary interest, controlling…

  2. Higher Education and the Starting Wages of Graduates in China

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    FengLiang, Li; Xiaohao, Ding; Morgan, W. John

    2009-01-01

    In order to test two competitive theories, human capital theory and screening hypothesis, this article investigates the effects of minor, class rank and matched job on the starting wages of graduates using data sources from a nation-wide survey of university graduates in China undertaken in 2003 by the Graduate School of Education, Peking…

  3. Graduate Student Needs in Relation to Library Research Skills

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    Young, Shawna; Jacobs, Warren

    2013-01-01

    Traditionally, graduate study includes a research component, requiring library skills to locate relevant literature. Upon matriculation into graduate programs, many students are underprepared in library research skills, making library instruction a priority for the success of graduate students. This qualitative study, utilizing emergent design,…

  4. Employers' Perceptions of the Profile of MBA Graduates.

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    Louw, L.; Bosch, J. K.; Venter, D. J. L.

    2002-01-01

    Surveyed employers about their perceptions of graduates from master's of business administration (MBA) programs. Found a disparity between employers' ideal and actual MBA graduates. They were not satisfied with liaison between employers and business schools nor with graduates' proficiency in leadership, interpersonal, entrepreneurial, and…

  5. The Efficacy of Entrepreneurship Education: Perspectives of Irish Graduate Entrepreneurs

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    Fenton, Mary; Barry, Almar

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents an analysis of the views of Irish graduate entrepreneurs on the efficacy of entrepreneurship education in fostering their development as entrepreneurs. It answers three key questions: (a) what was the graduate entrepreneurs' experience of undergraduate entrepreneurship education; (b) what was the graduate entrepreneurs'…

  6. Monetary Rewards and Competences of Young European Graduates

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  7. High School Feedback Report for 2009 and 2010 Graduates

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    Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary

    2012-01-01

    The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2009 and 2010. Summary data for the district are also provided.…

  8. High School Feedback Report for 2006 and 2007 Graduates

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    Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary

    2009-01-01

    The "High School Feedback Report" prepared by the State of Florida's Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report which contains individual data reports for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students…

  9. High School Feedback Report for 2007 and 2008 Graduates

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    Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary

    2010-01-01

    The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2007 and 2008. Summary data for the district are also provided.…

  10. High School Feedback Report for 2005 and 2006 Graduates

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    Morris, Don; Romanik, Dale

    2008-01-01

    The "High School Feedback Report" prepared by the State of Florida's Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for this present report which contains individual data reports for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students…

  11. High School Feedback Report for 2008 and 2009 Graduates

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    Romanik, Dale; Rembowski, Mary

    2011-01-01

    The State of Florida Department of Education provides pre-and-post-graduation data for public high school graduates throughout Florida. These data were used for the present report to produce data sets for all M-DCPS regular high schools and charter high schools graduating students in 2008 and 2009. Summary data for the district are also provided.…

  12. Competencies of Nigerian Graduate Teachers: The Insiders' Perspectives

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    Wodi, Iniye Irene; Oluwatayo, Gbenga Kayode; Onyima, Nonye Blessing

    2014-01-01

    The study was carried out to establish the competencies of graduate teachers who graduated from teacher education programs between the year 2005 and 2010. Multi-stage sampling was used in selecting 432 respondents comprising educational administrators and graduate teachers working in the three levels of education across two states of Southern…

  13. 2007 Wholesale Power Rate Schedules : 2007 General Rate Schedule Provisions.

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    This schedule is available for the contract purchase of Firm Power to be used within the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Priority Firm (PF) Power may be purchased by public bodies, cooperatives, and Federal agencies for resale to ultimate consumers, for direct consumption, and for Construction, Test and Start-Up, and Station Service. Rates in this schedule are in effect beginning October 1, 2006, and apply to purchases under requirements Firm Power sales contracts for a three-year period. The Slice Product is only available for public bodies and cooperatives who have signed Slice contracts for the FY 2002-2011 period. Utilities participating in the Residential Exchange Program (REP) under Section 5(c) of the Northwest Power Act may purchase Priority Firm Power pursuant to the Residential Exchange Program. Rates under contracts that contain charges that escalate based on BPA's Priority Firm Power rates shall be based on the three-year rates listed in this rate schedule in addition to applicable transmission charges. This rate schedule supersedes the PF-02 rate schedule, which went into effect October 1, 2001. Sales under the PF-07 rate schedule are subject to BPA's 2007 General Rate Schedule Provisions (2007 GRSPs). Products available under this rate schedule are defined in the 2007 GRSPs. For sales under this rate schedule, bills shall be rendered and payments due pursuant to BPA's 2007 GRSPs and billing process.

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

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    Mîzgaciu C.

    2009-12-01

    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.

  15. Applying an On-Track Indicator for High School Graduation: Adapting the Consortium on Chicago School Research Indicator for Five Texas Districts. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 100

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    Hartman, Jenifer; Wilkins, Chuck; Gregory, Lois; Gould, Laura Feagans; D'Souza, Stephanie

    2011-01-01

    This study uses a measure of the on-track or off-track status of students at the end of grade 9 as an indicator of whether students in five Texas districts would graduate from high school in four years. In all five districts, on-time graduation rates were higher for students who were on track at the end of grade 9 than for students who were off…

  16. Intuitive expertise in ICT graduate supervision

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    Jill Jameson

    2002-12-01

    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.

  17. Physician Profiles in Training the Graduate Internist

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    Reid, Robert A.; Lantz, K. Holley

    1977-01-01

    Twenty-one members of graduate internal medicine training program were studied to determine whether feedback of simple ambulatory practice profiles would prove valuable in their training program. Results suggest that attention to style of practice during training could be extremely cost effective. (Author/LBH)

  18. Skills for Creative Industries Graduate Success

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    Bridgstock, Ruth

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: Although there is increasing evidence that the creative industries are essential to national economic growth as well as social and cultural well-being, creative graduates often find it difficult to become established professionally. This study aims to investigate the value of career management competence and intrinsic career motivations…

  19. Faculty Advisors' Experiences with International Graduate Students

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    Nguyen, Huynh Mai

    2013-01-01

    The current study explored the experiences of faculty advisors working with international graduate students (IGS). Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and a demographic survey and was analyzed using open, axial, and selective coding strategies. Three central categories emerged from the analysis: (a) advisors' perceptions of IGS,…

  20. Graduation by Exhibition: Assessing Genuine Achievement.

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    McDonald, Joseph P.; And Others

    This book describes a strategy for school reform, "planning backwards from exhibitions," which is a collective invention of the Coalition of Essential Schools. The strategy is based on the principle that graduation from high school should be based on genuine achievement. The first article, by Joseph P. McDonald, explains that the purpose of…

  1. Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Preschool Graduation

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    Taharally, Christina; La Fontaine, Evelyn

    2007-01-01

    Each year, teachers and parent leaders pressure preschoolers to rehearse songs, poems, and skits for their graduation performances. While some children actually enjoy these rituals, some children are not having fun. These children deserve the opportunity to grow into this ability. In this article, the authors discuss some inappropriate practices…

  2. The Librarian's Apprentice: Reference Graduate Assistants.

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    Womack, Kay; Rupp-Serrano, Karen

    2000-01-01

    Reports the results of a survey of main and undergraduate library reference departments at United States academic institutions conferring an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree. The survey solicited information about the employment of graduate assistants in such departments in six areas: recruitment, appointment, training, assignments,…

  3. Graduate Student Project: Operations Management Product Plan

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    Fish, Lynn

    2007-01-01

    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…

  4. Graduate Program Organization in Clinical Veterinary Medicine.

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    Horne, R. D.

    1979-01-01

    Graduate training in clinical veterinary medicine is discussed. The options available to the student and problems that must be dealt with are presented, along with the requirements to accomplish a finely structured program that satisfies the needs of both the trainee and clinical veterinary medicine. (Author/MLW)

  5. Sport Management Graduate Programs: Characteristics of Effectiveness.

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    Li, Ming; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Reports a study that examined the characteristics that enable graduate sport management programs to achieve their objectives. Surveys of sport management educators found they agreed on 11 characteristics that indicated a sport management program's effectiveness. Respondents believed an effective program should produce sport managers, not…

  6. Graduates "Doing Gender" as Early Career Professionals

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    Nystrom, Sofia

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    McKenna, Gerald

    2009-12-01

    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.

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

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    Monica Claassen?Wilson

    2009-12-01

    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.

  9. 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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    Marshall, Zachary L.

    2011-12-01

    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.

  10. Federalism in Pakistan, Current Developments

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    Razia Musarrat; Ghulam Ali; Muhammad Salman Azhar

    2012-01-01

    Purpose of this study is to elaborate the political issues and challenges faces by the federation of Pakistan during and after the Gen. Pervez Musharraf government. In this paper effort is made to discuss those issues on the biases of which politics of federalism started in the country. Pinching problems that caused disintegration to Pakistan are also discussed. Those issues are also discussed in details which are a constant threat to the “new federation of Pakistan”. Authors also focus on th...

  11. Graduate Students' Administration and Scoring Errors on the WISC-IV: Reducing Inaccuracies with Training and Experience

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    Alper, Jaclyn

    2012-01-01

    A total of 52 Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) protocols, administered by graduate students were examined to obtain data on the type and frequency of examiner errors, the impact of errors on resultant test scores as well as improvement rate over the course of two years in training. Findings were consistent with…

  12. Psychological career resources and coping resources of the young unemployed African graduate: an exploratory study

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    Melinde, Coetzee; Kerith, Esterhuizen.

    Full Text Available ORIENTATION: Youth unemployment in South Africa presents unique challenges to the young unemployed graduate and requires a range of psychological coping capacities from the young adult. RESEARCH PURPOSE: This study explored the relationship between the psychological career resources (as measured by [...] the Psychological Career Resources Inventory) and coping resources (as measured by the Coping Resources Inventory) of a sample of 196 young unemployed African graduates. MOTIVATION FOR STUDY: There is an increasing need for career counsellors and practitioners to explore the psychological attributes and career-related resources that young people employ or require to help them deal with the challenges posed by unemployment during the school-to-work transition phase of their lives. RESEARCH DESIGN, APPROACH AND METHOD: A survey design and quantitative statistical procedures were used to achieve the research objective. Convenience sampling was used on a population of 500 unemployed graduate black people who attended a 12-week Work Readiness Programme (39% response rate). MAIN FINDINGS: Multiple regression analyses indicated that dimensions of psychological career resources contribute significantly to explaining the proportion of variance in the participants' coping resources scores. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: The insights derived from the findings can be employed by career counsellors and practitioners to construct a more comprehensive career framework for the individual in the school-to-work transition phase. CONTRIBUTION/VALUE-ADD: The findings add valuable new knowledge that can be used to inform career services concerned with guiding and counselling young graduates in the school-to-work transition phase.

  13. Federal Environmental Requirements for Construction

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — This guide provides information on federal environmental requirements for construction projects. It is written primarily for owners of construction projects and for...

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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.

  15. 76 FR 21256 - Proposed Assessment Rate Adjustment Guidelines for Large and Highly Complex Institutions

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    ... Guidelines for Appeals of Deposit Insurance Assessment Determinations, 75 FR 20362 (April 19, 2010). B...; ] FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Part 327 Proposed Assessment Rate Adjustment Guidelines for Large and Highly Complex Institutions AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)....

  16. 78 FR 60181 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund...

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    ...3206-AM82 Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area AGENCY: U.S. Office of...nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area....

  17. 78 FR 29657 - Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund...

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    ...3206-AM82 Prevailing Rate Systems; Definition of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, to a Nonappropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Area AGENCY: U.S. Office of...nonappropriated fund (NAF) Federal Wage System (FWS) wage area....

  18. Russian Federation. Health system review.

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  19. Educational background and professional participation by federal wildlife biologists: Implications for science, management, and The Wildlife Society

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    Schmutz, J.A.

    2002-01-01

    Over 2,000 people are employed in wildlife biology in the United States federal government. The size of this constituency motivated me to examine the amount of formal education federal biologists have received and the extent of continuing education they undertake by reading journals or attending scientific meetings. Most federal biologists who are members of The Wildlife Society (TWS) have a graduate degree. However, one-third have only a Bachelor of Science degree, despite the current trend toward hiring people with graduate degrees. Most federal biologists are not research biologists. Numbers of journals subscribed to was positively related to educational level. Less than one-third of all wildlife biologists employed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service are members of TWS or subscribe to any of its journals. In contrast, the majority of presenters at the TWS 2000 Annual Conference were research biologists and members of TWS. The failure of many federal wildlife biologists to read scientific literature or attend professional meetings indicates a failure to promote the importance of continuing education in the federal workplace. I identify 2 potential adverse impacts of this failing: an inability to recognize important and relevant scientific contributions and an ineffectiveness in carrying out adaptive management.

  20. 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

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

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    2006-01-01

    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…

  2. Sustainability in Brazilian Federal Universities

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

    2011-01-01

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

  3. Distrito Federal, Brasil

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    Omar Alejandro Bravo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Existen dos discursos contrapuestos al respecto de la cuestión del consumo de drogas: el tradicional, que considera sólo a las drogas ilegales, criminalizando al usuario y uno nuevo, denominado de reducción de daños, que no tiene como objetivo único su eliminación total, sino también la disminución de los efectos perjudiciales del mismo, priorizando así la salud de los sujetos y de la comunidad en general. En el marco particular de las instituciones públicas del Distrito Federal, Brasil, se analizan tanto el tipo de discursos predominantes en cada una de ellas, como las relaciones de poder que permiten y organizan. Se consideran en particular los niveles de gestión responsables por determinar y ejecutar las políticas de prevención y atención a las toxicomanías. El Análisis do Discurso, utilizado en este trabajo permite el análisis de las entrevistas realizadas en las instituciones. La discusión de este tema contribuye para pensar un cambio en las políticas públicas en esta área que permita el aprovechamiento integral de los recursos humanos e institucionales existentes.

  4. Ordinary differential equations a graduate text

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    Bhamra, K S

    2015-01-01

    ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: A Graduate Text presents a systematic and comprehensive introduction to ODEs for graduate and postgraduate students. The systematic organized text on differential inequalities, Gronwall's inequality, Nagumo's theorems, Osgood's criteria and applications of different equations of first order is dealt with in a greater depth. The book discusses qualitative and quantitative aspects of the Strum - Liouville problems, Green's function, integral equations, Laplace transform and is supported by a number of worked-out examples in each lesson to make the concepts clear. A lot of stress on stability theory is laid down, especially on Lyapunov and Poincare stability theory. A numerous figures in various lessons (in particular lessons dealing with stability theory) have been added to clarify the key concepts in DE theory. Nonlinear oscillation in conservative systems and Hamiltonian systems highlights basic nature of the systems considered. Perturbation techniques lesson deals in fairly d...

  5. Employment Enhancing Integrative Graduate Education Model

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    Ismail H. Genc

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available There is a strong call to look for approaches to integrate business and engineering education across disciplines to provide a more coherent system for students with the job market. As graduates fail to find satisfying employment, the value of college education is questioned. The unemployment of the highly educated has economic, social and political ramifications. Worst is when the highly educated unemployed takes up lower status jobs, ever reducing the quality of the job market with future consequences. In this study, we concentrate on ways to enhance students’ competitiveness in the post-graduate environment by proposing a curriculum to yield viable business proposals. Our model is for business or engineering students willing to pursue a master’s degree without PhD. We go beyond the compartmentalization of the current educational system to increase employability, particularly self-employment. Rise in productivity is a side benefit since there is a strong correlation between productivity and welfare

  6. Graduate Program in Astrophysics in Split

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    Krajnovic, D

    2006-01-01

    Beginning in autumn 2008 the first generation of astronomy master students will start a 2 year course in Astrophysics offered by the Physics department of the University of Split, Croatia (http://fizika.pmfst.hr/astro/english/index.html). This unique master course in South-Eastern Europe, following the Bologna convention and given by astronomers from international institutions, offers a series of comprehensive lectures designed to greatly enhance students' knowledge and skills in astrophysics, and prepare them for a scientific career. An equally important aim of the course is to recognise the areas in which astronomy and astrophysics can serve as a national asset and to use them to prepare young people for real life challenges, enabling graduates to enter the modern society as a skilled and attractive work-force. In this contribution, I present an example of a successful organisation of international astrophysics studies in a developing country, which aims to become a leading graduate program in astrophysics ...

  7. Neurodevelopmental outcome of 'at risk' nursery graduates.

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    Paul, V K; Radhika, S; Deorari, A K; Singh, M

    1998-01-01

    A cohort study at a tertiary care neonatal service was undertaken to determine the neurodevelopmental outcome of neonates who required intensive care. One hundred and nineteen nursery graduates were enrolled for follow up if they fulfilled any of the following risk factors: birth weight less than 1500 g, Apgar score less than 4 at 5 minutes, seizure(s), and required assisted ventilation for more than 24 hours. They were subjected to periodic clinical evaluation and administered the Bayley Scales of Infant Development in early childhood. Of the total infants enrolled, 101 completed the required follow up. They included 55 infants with birth weight loss in 2 and visual impairment in 4. Among the neonatal risk factors, seizures, sepsis and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy had a significant association with adverse outcome. Despite serious neonatal morbidity, the early neurodevelopmental outcome of nursery graduates was reasonably good. The association of neonatal sepsis with neurodevelopmental sequelae merits a prospective evaluation. PMID:10773950

  8. The employment of post graduates by NPC

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    The Nuclear Power Company has the sole responsibility in Britain for the design, construction, and commissioning of nuclear power stations. The Company employs some 2400 people, mainly at its two principal administrative and laboratory sites at Risley, Cheshire and Whetstone, Leicester. In carrying out its responsibilities the Company utilises skills in design, project management, planning, quality control, research and development and many other facets of contemporary nuclear engineering. Accordingly it has well formed views on the employment and training of the engineer and scientists who must exhibit and manage such skills. These views are brought out in this paper with particular reference to the relevance of post graduate training to the Company's Research and Development Department. Staff with post graduate research experience are also employed on other engineering activities in the company. The relevance of their experience to non-research work they undertake is also discussed. (author)

  9. Employment Enhancing Integrative Graduate Education Model

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    Ismail H. Genc; Copoglu, Mustafa

    2014-01-01

    There is a strong call to look for approaches to integrate business and engineering education across disciplines to provide a more coherent system for students with the job market. As graduates fail to find satisfying employment, the value of college education is questioned. The unemployment of the highly educated has economic, social and political ramifications. Worst is when the highly educated unemployed takes up lower status jobs, ever reducing the quality of the job market with future co...

  10. Personality Traits: Business versus Technical Graduates

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    Nurazariah Abidin; Salina Daud

    2012-01-01

    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...

  11. Helping Students Get Into Graduate School

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    Fischer, Beth A.; Zigmond, Michael J.

    2004-01-01

    The process of selecting and gaining admission to a graduate program can seem daunting to undergraduates. They may not understand what steps are involved or even what factors they should consider. In this article, we outline the major issues involved in applying, visiting, and choosing among institutions. Moreover, if a student’s potential is higher than their current grade point average might suggest to an admissions committee, we provide some suggestions they can use to improve their applic...

  12. Needs assessment of software systems graduates

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    Surakka, Sami

    2005-01-01

    The research problem of the present thesis was: What technical skills do graduates from specialization in Software Systems need? Triangulation; that is, several research methods and data sources were used to solve this problem. The largest part of the thesis consisted of three questionnaires where Finnish software developers (N = 11), professors and lecturers (N = 19), and Master's students (N = 24) evaluated the importance of 42 subjects and skills such as discrete mathematics and object-ori...

  13. Graduate migration in Italy - Lifestyle or necessity?

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    Marinelli, Elisabetta

    2011-01-01

    This paper studies the locational choice of Italian mobile graduates, tackling simultaneously three aspects. First it analyses the structural drivers of migration (i.e. the key regional characteristics that attract high-skilled migrants) and the social structures that underpin it (i.e the role of migration networks). Secondly, it compares the preferences of migrants across Italy, to those who move from the least developed South to the Centre-North and those who move within the richer Centre-N...

  14. English Presentation Skills of Thai Graduate Students

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    Thitibhada Sukitkanaporn; Supakorn Phoocharoensil

    2014-01-01

    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...

  15. Graduate entry to medicine: widening psychological diversity

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    Munro Don; Bore Miles; Powis David; Ferguson Eamonn; James David; Symonds Ian; Yates Janet

    2009-01-01

    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 t...

  16. Open Source Software for Federated Search

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The article explains the concept of federated search and demarcates the difference between federatedsearch and other search engines. Advantages of federated search have been described with technologiesused for federated searching. Article also covers open source software available for federated search andgiven some federated search applications of public domain.

  17. Reviving manufacturing with a federal cogeneration policy

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    Improving the energy economics of manufacturing is essential to revitalizing the industrial base of advanced economies. This paper evaluates ex-ante a federal policy option aimed at promoting industrial cogeneration—the production of heat and electricity in a single energy-efficient process. Detailed analysis using the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) and spreadsheet calculations suggest that industrial cogeneration could meet 18% of U.S. electricity requirements by 2035, compared with its current 8.9% market share. Substituting less efficient utility-scale power plants with cogeneration systems would produce numerous economic and environmental benefits, but would also create an assortment of losers and winners. Multiple perspectives to benefit/cost analysis are therefore valuable. Our results indicate that the federal cogeneration policy would be highly favorable to manufacturers and the public sector, cutting energy bills, generating billions of dollars in electricity sales, making producers more competitive, and reducing pollution. Most traditional utilities, on the other hand, would lose revenues unless their rate recovery procedures are adjusted to prevent the loss of profits due to customer owned generation and the erosion of utility sales. From a public policy perspective, deadweight losses would be introduced by market-distorting federal incentives (ranging annually from $30 to $150 million), but these losses are much smaller than the estimated net social benefits of the federal cogeneration policy. - Highlights: ? Industrial cogeneration could meet 18% of US electricity demand by 2035, vs. 8.9% today. ? The policy would be highly favorable to manufacturers and the public. ? Traditional electric utilities would likely lose revenues. ? Deadweight loss would be introduced by tax incentives. ? The policy’s net social benefits would be much larger.

  18. Self-perceptions of cultural competence among dental students and recent graduates.

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    Aleksejuniene, Jolanta; Zed, Chris; Marino, Rodrigo

    2014-03-01

    This study assessed self-perceptions of cultural competence in dental students and recent graduates of the University of British Columbia. The sample consisted of 106 predoctoral students (response rate 98 percent) and thirty-three recent graduates (response rate 43 percent). The two cohorts completed similar questionnaires. Over 80 percent of responding predoctoral students reported encountering patients from culturally different groups, 50 percent of them admitted that their communication is not effective, two-thirds were not confident in caring for patients from diverse cultural groups, and over 60 percent perceived that sociocultural differences affect the provision of care. Some significant differences between the genders and study years were observed. Exploratory Factor Analyses validated multiple indicators in five domains: 1) encountering culturally diverse patients, 2) communication challenges in sociocultural situations, 3) cultural competence-related skills, 4) cultural competence related to diagnosis and patient treatment, and 5) training in cultural competence. Through qualitative assessments, important culturally relevant topics and interactive training methods preferred by students for developing cultural competence were identified. This study concluded that cultural competence was perceived as important by both dental students and recent graduates but also as partly deficient, particularly by predoctoral students. For teaching cultural competence, participants recommended various topics and interactive teaching modalities. PMID:24609341

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

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    Susan J. Shannon

    2012-01-01

    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 archite...

  20. Walking a fine line: graduate nurses' transition experiences during orientation.

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    Delaney, Colleen

    2003-10-01

    A phenomenological study was conducted to investigate graduate nurses' transition experiences during orientation. A purposive sample of 10 graduate nurses participated. Ten theme clusters emerged when the formulated meanings were organized into categories. Graduates experienced mixed emotions as they began orientation. Preceptors played a key role in the transition process, affecting participants' thoughts and progress. Graduates quickly realized the many differences between work and school, and were surrounded by feelings of stress as they assumed the new role of RN. For some, coping with death and dying was an emotionally difficult experience for which they felt unprepared. Finding a rhythm brought graduates confidence and feelings of accomplishment, and self-reflection emerged as an important and integral part of the transition process. Despite the challenges and stress of orientation, graduates found great meaning in their work, and most expressed readiness to be on their own by the end of 12 weeks. PMID:14577729

  1. Attitudes of Irish dental graduates to vocational training.

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    McKenna, G

    2010-05-01

    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.

  2. Evaluation of Economic Education from Graduates’ Point of View

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    Hana ?ezanková

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The labour market expects graduates with certain levels of competences, which reflect the quality of education. In this paper we present the results of the analyses of selected indicators concerning of the education quality obtained on the basis of answers of graduates of the University of Economics, Prague. The graduates were addressed four or five years after graduation within large REFLEX surveys realized in 2006 and 2010. We compare competence levels acquired by graduates with competence levels required by employers; both types of levels were evaluated by graduates. We investigate dependency, agreement and similarity of acquired and requiredcompetence levels by different coefficients and we compare their values in the 2006 and 2010 surveys.

  3. Supporting Graduate Nurse Transition: Collaboration Between Practice and University.

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    Bull, Rosalind; Shearer, Toniele; Phillips, Michelle; Fallon, Anne

    2015-09-01

    Making the transition from student to RN is challenging and demanding. In Australia, where nurses commonly graduate after 3 years in a Bachelor of Nursing program, graduate transition programs have been established in the workplace to support and socialize new graduates to nursing practice. These programs vary in content, rigor, and available support mechanisms, and no nationally agreed upon standards of expected graduate performance exist. Providing a structured, evidence-based, and clinically focused education and support program specific to the needs of graduate nurses contributes to quality care and patient safety and has significant benefits for the individual graduate, the employing organizations, and health care. This article presents the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Nursing With Clinical Honors (Transition to Practice) program offered by the University of Tasmania, in collaboration with St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2015;46(9):409-415. PMID:26352044

  4. Earnings among young and mature Danish university graduates

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    Klausen, Trond Beldo

    2015-01-01

    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.

  5. Limiting Skills Gap Effect on Future College Graduates

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    James A. Ejiwale

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Many graduates upon graduation from college or university find it difficult to get the job they planned to enter after they leave school. Employers are claiming that the new graduates are not equipped with the necessary skills required to work for them. Hence, they are not hirable. Obviously, it is easy to shift blame on academic for failing to prepare students with the necessary skills to be gainfully employed upon graduation. However, this is an issue that needs to be addressed jointly by all stakeholders involved in educating these potential college graduates while in school. This article addresses what skills gap is, some of its causes, and what to be done by students, educators and the industry to limit its effect on the future college graduates.

  6. Paleontologia: 50 Anos de Ensino e Pesquisa no Departamento de Geologia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

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    Ismar de Souza Carvalho

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The education on Paleontology at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro presents three distinct stages. In a first phase, in the context of the Universidade do Brazil, it was developed exclusively in the Faculdade Nacional de Filosofia. In 1965, with the fusion of the Geology Course, established by CAGE in 1958, to the Universidade do Brazil, there is the beginning of a new stage, in which widen the number of professionals researching and teaching paleontological topics, and also the number of disciplines related to this science. In 1969, due the establishment of the Graduate Programme inPaleontology-Stratigraphy of the Geosciences Institute, a third phase is recognized, characterized by the large plurality in the researches and education on paleontological subjects. In this study is present the history of the education on Paleontology at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, as well as the scientists that collaborated to the undergraduate and graduate of geoscientists and paleontologists in this institution.

  7. EDFacts Graduates and Dropouts 2010-11

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    Office of Personnel Management — This raw data set provides Federal civilian employee population data. The scope of this raw data set includes all data elements used in the creation of the FedScope...

  8. A Agência Federal de Redes da República Federal da Alemanha

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    Patrick Leonardo de Faria e Silva

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available O propósito do artigo é o de analisar a Agência Federal de Redes (Bundesnetzagentur – a sucessora da antiga Autoridade Regulatória de Correios e Telecomunicações (RegTP – na República Federal da Alemanha. A primeira parte do artigo descreve o histórico de evolução das telecomunicações na Alemanha. A segunda parte se dedica a explicar as razões para a criação da Bundesnetzagentur, suas funções e sua estrutura.

  9. The Impact of Federal Deposit Insurance on Savings and Loan Failures

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    Cebula, Richard

    1992-01-01

    This study empirically investigates the hypothesis that a higher real ceiling on federal deposit insurance leads to an increased failure rate for savings and loans (S&Ls). After providing a history of federal deposit insurance, a formal model is developed. The empirical analysis thereof examines both the percentage of federally insured S&Ls that failed and the number thereof that failed. The results were consistent for both sets of estimates. Among other things, the time-series estimates reve...

  10. The Federal Reserve in times of economic crisis: Paths and choices since 2007

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    Rüdiger, Sina

    2013-01-01

    This paper studies the actions of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank during the financial crisis from 2007-2012. Whereas the first two parts concentrate on asset bubble theory and the development of the housing bubble, the third part rates the performance of the Federal Reserve during the crisis. The chosen scoring model approach shows that the average performance of five specific measures taken by the Federal Reserve only ranks between fair and good. Comparing Stiglitz (2010) viewpoints with thos...

  11. Determining the costs of journals used in support of federally sponsored research.

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    McKeehan, N C

    1984-01-01

    As a part of Medical University negotiations with the federal government regarding indirect cost rate, the library staff attempted to determine how much of current journal expenditures went to support federally sponsored research in 1982. We compiled a list of research journals for review by the library's Research Collection Development Committee and studied citations in MUSC faculty journal publications that acknowledged federal research support. A comparison of the Research Collection List ...

  12. Gauging station rating curve extrapolation using HEC-RAS

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    Šupek, Miha

    2008-01-01

    Rating curve represents stage-discharge relationship and is used to transform observed water level into discharge. At high water levels, the stage-discharge relationship often has to be extrapolated due to lack of measured data. The graduation thesis analyses rating curve extrapolation for gauging station Litija on river Sava. The intent of thesis is to narrow the expansion area of extrapolation. There are different methods for extrapolating stage-discharge relationships and most advanced of ...

  13. Attitudes and practices of medical graduates in Delhi towards gifts from the pharmaceutical industry.

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    Sharma, Vishal; Aggarwal, Sourabh; Singh, Harkirat; Garg, Shashank; Sharma, Alka; Sharma, Rashmi

    2010-01-01

    Pharmaceutical companies use a variety of strategies, including gifts, to influence physicians. In December 2009, the Medical Council of India amended the Code of Medical Ethics to ban medical professionals from accepting gifts from pharmaceutical companies. In view of this ban, it is important to find out the magnitude and contours of the problem amongst Indian medical professionals. We aimed to study, through an e-mail based survey, the attitudes and practices of young resident doctors and interns from two medical colleges of New Delhi regarding acceptance of gifts from the pharmaceutical industry. We e-mailed the questionnaire to 150 fresh graduates. We found that the majority of graduates agreed with existing guidelines: they accepted low cost gifts but considered expensive gifts unrelated to patient welfare unethical. Despite the low response rate, this study is important because data from India on attitudes and practices of medical professionals regarding gifts from the pharmaceutical industry are virtually non-existent. PMID:22106572

  14. Field Epidemiology Training Programmes in Africa - Where are the Graduates?

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    Mukanga David; Namusisi Olivia; Gitta Sheba N; Pariyo George; Tshimanga Mufuta; Weaver Angela; Trostle Murray

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background The current shortage of human resources for health threatens the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. There is currently limited published evidence of health-related training programmes in Africa that have produced graduates, who remain and work in their countries after graduation. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that the majority of graduates of field epidemiology training programmes (FETPs) in Africa stay on to work in their home countries--many as valuab...

  15. Chinese High School Graduates’ Beliefs About English Learning

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    Chi-li LI

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on an investigation of a cohort of Chinese high school graduates’ beliefs about English learning. A 24-item questionnaire is administered on 171 high school graduates to investigate their beliefs about the nature, difficulty, autonomy and learning environment in English learning. The data are analyzed through frequency statistics. Results show that Chinese high school graduates in general: 1) underestimate the difficulty of learning English; 2) expect communicative language...

  16. The geographical mobility of recently graduated medical doctors

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    Drejer, Ina; Holm, Jacob Rubæk; Petersen, Karin Dam

    2014-01-01

    University graduates are not evenly distributed geographically, and attraction and retention of university graduates is high on the agenda in many regional development strategies. In this paper we study the geographical mobility of a particular type of university graduates: medical doctors who specialize to become general practitioners (GPs). Access to medical services is included among the services important for ensuring the basics in a welfare society. The analysis is limited to general practi...

  17. Academic Success and Initial Labor Market Outcomes for Pharmacy Graduates

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    Sean Murphy, Ph.D.; Cynthia Naughton, Pharm.D; Dan Friesner, Ph.D.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: This study examines the relationship between academic success and labor market outcomes among graduating pharmacy students. Unlike previous studies, this paper characterizes labor market outcome not only as an individual’s starting salary, but also whether or not the student had a position secured at the time of graduation, whether or not a signing bonus was received, and the setting in which (s)he will practice. Methods: A standard exit survey was administered to graduating Doctor...

  18. Ratings Revisited

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    Lai, Signe Sophus

    2015-01-01

    Denne artikel fokuserer på publikumsmålinger, som har fungeret som mediesfærens ’handelsvaluta’. Den diskuterer forandringer i målingerne og nøjagtigheden af seertal i en tid karakteriseret ved målemetoder i opbrud. Artiklen tager udgangspunkt i en empirisk undersøgelse af målesystemer i forhold til at finde en relation mellem faldende tv-seertal og streaming på baggrund af målestandarterne inden for seertal og webtraffik i Denmark (TV Meter og Gemius). Den argumenterer for, at de nuværende markedsbaserede målesystemer er ude af stand til at opfange et publikum, der i stigende grad ser tv på tværs af medier og platforme, forskudt i tid og on-demand. This article focuses on audience ratings, which have functioned as the central ‘currency’ informing the media trade. It discusses changes to the production and accuracy of audience ratings at a time when established standards are being challenged. The article departs from an empirical study based on existing systems of audience measurement for television and online activity in Denmark (TV Meter and Gemius), examining the shortcomings of these systems for arriving at similar estimates of the impact of streaming on flow television consumption. It argues that current tracking systems cannot capture increasingly cross-media, time-shifted, mobile, and on-demand audience behavior.

  19. Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, 2005

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    Mike Finn

    2008-02-01

    This is the latest in a series of studies conducted for the National Science Foundation to estimate the proportion of foreign science / engineering doctorate recipients from U.S. universities who stayed in the United States after graduation. Sixty-six percent of those who graduated in 2003 were still in the United States in 2005, a 5 percent decline since the last report. But the five-year stay rate continues to climb, now at 68 percent.

  20. Russian Federation country report

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    Labyntseva, Marina [Non governmental educational institution, ' ATOMPROF' , Aerodromnaya st., 4, 197348 St Petersburg (Russian Federation)

    2008-07-01

    Nuclear in the Russian Federation: 31 reactors at 10 nuclear power plants, 454 nuclear material storage facilities, 16475 sources of ionizing radiation, 1508 storage facilities for radioactive material and radioactive waste. Nuclear power: 10 nuclear power plants with total installed capacity of 23.242 GWe, Total nuclear electricity generation 160 bln kWh in 2007, Share of nuclear electricity in the overall electricity generation is 16%. Future of nuclear power: Nuclear power development program for the period from 2007 to 2020: Lifetime extension of existing units, Completion of construction of nuclear power units at existing sites (Rostov-2, Kalinin-4, Beloyarsk-4). Construction of new nuclear power plants near existing NPP (Novovoronezh NPP-2, Leningrad NPP-2, Kursk NPP-2,Kola NPP-2) and Construction of new nuclear power plants: (Nizhny Novgorod NPP, Tver NPP, Central NPP, South Urals NPP, Seversk NPP, Primorskaya NPP, 2 floating nuclear power plants at Severodvinsk and Pevek). Radioactive waste management: The Law on radioactive waste management will be introduced to State Duma in June 2008. The radioactive waste management strategy includes construction and reconstruction of: Storage facilities for some 120 thousand cubic meters, RW treatment complexes at nuclear fuel cycle enterprises, Storage facilities and RW treatment complexes at nuclear power plants, Storage facilities for RW coming from non-nuclear facilities for 140 thousand cubic meters, Decommissioning of 140 facilities, Decontamination of territories, buildings and constructions with the total area of 1658 thousand square meters. Development of competences: In 2006 about 313 thousand employees were working at nuclear industry (Top level managers - 0,6%, Intermediate level managers - 6,0%, Specialists - 31,6%, Workers - 62%). The demand of Rosatom State Corporation will be 7000 - 8000 persons annually of more then 140 professions, among them: 2800 persons with higher professional education, 2000 persons with specialized professional education, 2200 persons with elementary education. Total expenses for education and training will be about 600 million rubles (about 25 million dollars). WIN activities: There are about 400 female members of the Russian Nuclear Society (RNS), 35 of them are members of the North-West branch of the RNS. All events are held on behalf of the RNS.

  1. Prediction of the intercity migration of Chinese graduates

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    Sun, YiFan; Pan, Kunfeng

    2014-12-01

    We investigate the intercity migration of Chinese graduates from their hometowns to their work destinations. Motivated by the gravity model, which is a common tool for predicting human migration and movement, we introduce a new model that considers the following three factors: economy, administration and study location. The resulting model can predict the migration flux of graduates in good agreement with the observed flux. The prediction results for the migration flux of graduates with different degree levels and the discrepancies among these graduates, with respect to the dependence of the flux on the three factors in the model, are obtained.

  2. Prediction of the intercity migration of Chinese graduates

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    We investigate the intercity migration of Chinese graduates from their hometowns to their work destinations. Motivated by the gravity model, which is a common tool for predicting human migration and movement, we introduce a new model that considers the following three factors: economy, administration and study location. The resulting model can predict the migration flux of graduates in good agreement with the observed flux. The prediction results for the migration flux of graduates with different degree levels and the discrepancies among these graduates, with respect to the dependence of the flux on the three factors in the model, are obtained. (paper)

  3. 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

  4. A Leadership Elective Course Developed and Taught by Graduate Students

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    Patterson, Brandon J.; Garza, Oscar W.; Witry, Matthew J; Chang, Elizabeth H.; Letendre, Donald E.; Trewet, CoraLynn B.

    2013-01-01

    Objective. To develop and implement a flexible-credit elective course to empower student pharmacists to develop lifelong leadership skills and provide teaching practice opportunities for graduate students.

  5. A Graduate Student's Perspective on Engaging High School Students in Research Outside of the Classroom

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    Kaess, A. B.; Horton, R. A., Jr.; Andrews, G. D.

    2014-12-01

    The southern San Joaquin basin is one of the United States' most prolific oil producing regions but also one facing numerous problems including low high school graduation rates, low college enrollments, high college dropout rates, low wages, and higher than average unemployment. Investment in STEM education experiences for high school students has been emphasized by California State University Bakersfield as a means to improving these metrics with programs such as the Research Experience Vitalizing Science-University Program (REVS-UP). Now in its seventh year, the REVS-UP (funded by Chevron) forms teams of high school students, a high school teacher, a CSUB graduate student, and a CSUB professor to work for four weeks on a research project. For the past two summers student-teacher teams investigated the diagenesis and mineralogy of the Temblor Formation sandstones in the subsurface of the San Joaquin basin oil fields that are potential CO2 sequestration sites. With a graduate student leading the teams in sample preparation and analysis by scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (SEM-EDS) and cathode luminescence system (SEM-CL) data was gathered on diagenetic processes, detrital framework grains, and authigenic cements. Typically students are introduced to the project in a series of brief seminars by faculty and are then introduced to the techniques and samples. During the second week the students are usually capable of preparing samples and collecting data independently. The final week is focused on developing student-authored research posters which are independently presented by the students on the final day. This gives high school students the opportunity to learn advanced geologic topics and analytical techniques that they would otherwise not be exposed to as well as to gain research and presentation skills. These types of projects are equally important for the graduate students involved as it allows them the opportunity to effectively communicate geologic topics to students lacking significant geologic background.

  6. Federal Workforce at a Glance

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    Office of Personnel Management — This raw data set provides Federal civilian employee population data. The scope of this raw data set includes all data elements used in the creation of the FedScope...

  7. Federalism in Pakistan, Current Developments

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    Razia Musarrat

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose of this study is to elaborate the political issues and challenges faces by the federation of Pakistan during and after the Gen. Pervez Musharraf government. In this paper effort is made to discuss those issues on the biases of which politics of federalism started in the country. Pinching problems that caused disintegration to Pakistan are also discussed. Those issues are also discussed in details which are a constant threat to the “new federation of Pakistan”. Authors also focus on the 2008 elections and its consequences on Pakistan politics. All the results of this research are proved via review of the previous literature. Researchers have proved that as Pakistan has a diversified culture so federalism is best suited for its political structure. Researchers have also discussed few suggestive solutions for better bureaucracy.

  8. Monitoring of the xrootd federations

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    CERN. Geneva

    2013-01-01

    Construction of the data federations and understanding the impact of the new approach to data management on user analysis requires complete and detailed monitoring. Monitoring functionality should cover the status of all components of the federated storage, measuring data traffic and data access performance, as well as being able to detect any kind of inefficiencies and to provide hints for resource optimization and effective data distribution policy. Data mining of the collected monito...

  9. Fiscal Federalism in Monetary Unions

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    Dreyer, Johannes Kabderian; A. Schmid, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Net fiscal transfers are commonly seen as a possible means to ensure the wellfunctioning of a currency area. We show that U.S. net fiscal transfers, measured as the difference between gross federal revenues and federal expenditures per state, are enormous. Moreover, we run panel regressions that suggest their dependence on relative GDP and relative GDP growth during crisis periods, an evidence of net fiscal transfers from relatively rich to relatively poor states (redistributive effect) and to s...

  10. Federal technology policy in transition

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    Carnes, K.H.

    1995-12-31

    This paper discusses federal energy and environmental policies and their impact on the U.S. economy. A brief history of the federal government`s role in developing scientific and technological infrastructure is given. Current trends in technology are summarized, with an emphasis on global aspects, and their impact on the economy is discussed. The need for a national technology policy, including continued research and development funding, is discussed and key elements of such a policy are outlined.

  11. Fiscal federalism and economic growth

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    Brueckner, Jan Keith

    2005-01-01

    This paper uses an endogenous-growth model with overlapping generations to explore the connection between fiscal federalism and economic growth. The analysis shows that federalism, which allows public-good levels to be tailored to suit the differing demands of young and old consumers, who live in different jurisdictions, increases the incentive to save. This stronger incentive in turn leads to an increase in investment in human capital, and a byproduct of this higher investment is faster econ...

  12. Employment of PhD program graduates in Russia: a study of the University of Nizhni Novgorod graduates' careers.

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    Mironos, Alexei A; Bednyi, Boris I; Ostapenko, Larisa A

    2015-01-01

    An analysis is presented of the employment of PhD program graduates of the State University of Nizhni Novgorod, one of Russia's leading universities, from 2009 to 2013. We have studied the features of the career paths of graduates in different disciplines who specialized in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The lines of research are proposed for the further study of the issues of highly intellectual labor market development in Russia and employment of PhD program graduates. PMID:26069873

  13. Employment of PhD program graduates in Russia: a study of the University of Nizhni Novgorod graduates’ careers

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    Mironos, Alexei A; Bednyi, Boris I; Ostapenko, Larisa A

    2015-01-01

    An analysis is presented of the employment of PhD program graduates of the State University of Nizhni Novgorod, one of Russia’s leading universities, from 2009 to 2013. We have studied the features of the career paths of graduates in different disciplines who specialized in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The lines of research are proposed for the further study of the issues of highly intellectual labor market development in Russia and employment of PhD program graduates.

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

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    Markowitz, Dina G.; DuPré, Michael J.

    2007-01-01

    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...

  15. 77 FR 26537 - Notice of Commissioners and Staff Attendance at FERC Leadership Development Program Graduation...

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    2012-05-04

    ...Staff Attendance at FERC Leadership Development Program Graduation/Induction...the following event: FERC Leadership Development Program Graduation/Induction...employees selected for the 2012 Leadership Development Program and graduate...

  16. 75 FR 34716 - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview Information; High School Graduation...

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    2010-06-18

    ...Overview Information; High School Graduation Initiative; Notice...Purpose of Program: The High School Graduation Initiative (formerly...Revenue Service or the Social Security Administration. If you need...Applications for grants under the High School Graduation...

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

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    Al Shayeb, Abdulrahman Mohamed

    2013-01-01

    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…

  18. Graduates' Personality Characteristics and Labor Market Entry an Empirical Study among Dutch Economics Graduates

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    Semeijn, J.; Boone, C.; van der Velden, R.; van Witteloostuijn, A.

    2005-01-01

    In this study, we explore the value of personality characteristics in explaining success in labor market entry with a sample of graduates in economics from Maastricht University (the Netherlands). Specifically, the paper addresses the following twofold research question: does personality explain labor market outcomes, and how much weight does this…

  19. 14 CFR 141.11 - Pilot school ratings.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Pilot school ratings. 141.11 Section 141.11 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) SCHOOLS AND OTHER CERTIFICATED AGENCIES PILOT SCHOOLS General § 141.11 Pilot school ratings. (a) The ratings...

  20. 20 CFR 655.1308 - Offered wage rate.

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    2010-04-01

    ...105(g), an employer must offer a wage rate that is the highest of the AEWR in effect...a position is begun, the prevailing hourly wage or piece rate, or the Federal or State minimum wage. (b) Wage rate request . The...

  1. 76 FR 12792 - Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Motor Theft Prevention Standard; General...

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    2011-03-08

    ...GM indicated that the theft rates, as reported by the Federal...of Investigation's National Crime Information Center (NCIC...CFR part 541, than the theft rates for earlier models with similar...production. GM stated that the theft rate experienced by the CTS...

  2. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, GILMER COUNTY, GEORGIA, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  3. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, WALKER COUNTY, GEORGIA, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk Information And supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk;...

  4. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, Westmoreland County, PA, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  5. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, SENECA COUNTY, OHIO, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  6. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  7. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, CONVERSE COUNTY, WYOMING, USA.

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  8. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, Pendleton COUNTY, Kentucky

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  9. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY

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  10. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, LINCOLN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, USA

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  11. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, BUTLER COUNTY, NE

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  12. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, TYLER COUNTY, TX

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  13. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, WARREN COUNTY, OH, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  14. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, MARLBORO COUNTY, SC

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  15. FINAL DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, GREENWOOD COUNTY, SC

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  16. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, Russell COUNTY, AL

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  17. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS

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  18. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI, USA

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  19. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN, USA

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  20. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, Liberty County, TX

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  1. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, SAN JACINTO COUNTY, TX

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  2. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MA

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  3. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK

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  4. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, CLARK COUNTY, KY

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  5. Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map Database, Calvert County, Maryland, USA

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  6. Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map Database, PRINCE GEORGE, VA, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  7. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, JUNEAU COUNTY, WISCONSIN, USA

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  8. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA

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  9. Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map DATABASE, LEON COUNTY, TEXAS, USA

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  10. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

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  11. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, Douglas COUNTY, Nevada

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  12. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA, USA

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  13. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, HEARD COUNTY, GEORGIA, USA

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  14. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, Choctaw COUNTY, AL

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  15. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

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  16. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

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  17. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, JOHNSON COUNTY, KY

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  18. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, IMPERIAL COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA

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  19. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, OSAGE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA

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  20. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, HOUSTON COUNTY, TX

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  1. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

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  2. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO

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  3. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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  4. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, WHITE COUNTY, ILLINOIS USA

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  5. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, BARRY COUNTY, MI

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  6. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, Smith COUNTY, Tennessee

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