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The Great Graduation-Rate Debate  

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The purpose of this paper is to promote clearer understanding of the graduation-rate debate by distilling the policy developments and controversy surrounding the measurement of these rates over the last decade. The paper concludes with a discussion of the move toward a federally mandated common metric for graduation rates. The No Child Left Behind…

Wolfe, Christine O.

2009-01-01

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

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

Hogan-Newsome, Patricia Marie

2010-01-01

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High School Graduation Rates:Alternative Methods and Implications  

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

Jing Miao

2004-10-01

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Graduation Rates and Accountability: Regressions versus Production Frontiers  

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This paper suggests an alternative to the standard practice of measuring the graduation rate performance using regression analysis. The alternative is production frontier analysis. Production frontier analysis is appealing because it compares an institution's graduation rate to the best performance instead of the average performance. The paper…

Archibald, Robert B.; Feldman, David H.

2008-01-01

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

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

Miller, Dianna Bailey

2009-01-01

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Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Students' Preferences for Employment: Agreement between Actual and Perceived Job Tasks of State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors  

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A national study of rehabilitation counseling graduate students and state-federal rehabilitation counselors investigated whether there were differences between (a) what graduate students preferred to do upon graduation and what they believed vocational rehabilitation counselors did, (b) what graduate students preferred to do upon graduation and…

Lustig, Daniel C.; Strauser, David R.

2009-01-01

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

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

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

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Comparison of Graduation Rates for Scholarship Athletes and All Students by Gender, Race, and Sport.  

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This report describes graduation rates for scholarship athletes in Oklahoma higher education institutions in eleven sports. It includes six-year graduation rates for fall 1991 first-time baccalaureate degree-seeking freshmen and three-year graduation rates for fall 1994 first-time freshmen seeking associate degrees. Institutions are grouped into…

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.

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Using administrative data to estimate graduation rates: Challenges, Proposed solutions and their pitfalls.  

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In recent years there has been a renewed interest in understanding the levels and trends in high school graduation in the U.S. A big and influential literature has argued that the “true” high school graduation rate remains at an unsatisfactory level, and that the graduation rates for minorities (Blacks and Hispanics) are alarmingly low. In this paper we take a closer look at the different measures of high school graduation which have recently been proposed and which yield such low estimat...

Joydeep Roy; Lawrence Mishel

2008-01-01

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Monetary Policy Implementation and the Federal Funds Rate  

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This paper investigates how the implementation of monetary policy affects the dynamics and the volatility of the federal funds rate. Since the early 1980s, the most important changes in the Fed’s conduct of monetary policy refer to the role of the federal funds rate target and the reserve requirement system. We show that the improved communication and transparency regarding the federal funds rate target has significantly increased the Fed’s influence on the federal funds rate since 1994. ...

Nautz, Dieter; Schmidt, Sandra

2008-01-01

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Retention Rates, Graduates, and LAM-Series Completers for the Legal Assistant Management Program.  

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In February 1996, Gainesville College, in Georgia, conducted a study of students in its Legal Assistant Management (LAM) Program to determine retention rates, numbers of graduates, and course pass rates. Retention and graduation rates were calculated for 175 students who enrolled in at least one LAM course from spring 1991 to fall 1995. In…

Hamilton, John

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Using administrative data to estimate graduation rates: Challenges, Proposed solutions and their pitfalls.  

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Full Text Available In recent years there has been a renewed interest in understanding the levels and trends in high school graduation in the U.S. A big and influential literature has argued that the “true” high school graduation rate remains at an unsatisfactory level, and that the graduation rates for minorities (Blacks and Hispanics are alarmingly low. In this paper we take a closer look at the different measures of high school graduation which have recently been proposed and which yield such low estimates of graduation rates. We argue that the nature of the variables in the Common Core of Data, the dataset maintained by the U.S. Department of Education that is the main source for all of the new measures, requires caution in calculating graduation rates, and the adjustments that have been proposed often impart significant downward bias to the estimates.

Joydeep Roy

2008-06-01

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Open-Access Colleges Responsible for Greatest Gains in Graduation Rates. Policy Alert  

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The largest gains in graduation rates over the past decade have been accomplished at open-access or nearly open-access colleges and universities. In addition, states could see even bigger increases if they directed their policies and supports toward improving graduation rates at these nonselective institutions. These findings from the author's…

Doyle, William R.

2010-01-01

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Review of "Graduation Rates for Choice and Public School Students in Milwaukee, 2003-2008"  

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This review examines a research study that compares high school graduation rates of students who used vouchers to attend private high schools in Milwaukee and students who attended public high schools in that same city. The study reports that for the most recent year of data, a sample of voucher students had estimated graduation rates 12…

Cobb, Casey D.

2010-01-01

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

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

Paxton, Pamela; Bollen, Kenneth A.

2003-01-01

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A Prediction Model for Community Colleges Using Graduation Rate as the Performance Indicator  

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In this thesis a prediction model using graduation rate as the performance indicator is obtained for community colleges for three cohort years, 2003, 2004, and 2005 in the states of California, Florida, and Michigan. Multiple Regression analysis, using an aggregate of seven predictor variables, was employed in determining this prediction model.…

Moosai, Susan

2010-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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

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

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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Evaluating the Relationship between THEA Scores and Graduation Rates among College Students  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) scores and the Graduation rate of college students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Using a Regressional analysis that tested the predictability of the Reading, Writing, and Mathematics scores on the THEA…

Jones, Lakia; Kadhi, Tau

2009-01-01

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Student Achievement and Graduation Rates in Nevada: Urgent Need for Faster Improvement  

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This report begins with an overview of conditions that affect Nevada education and key challenges created by those conditions. It then describes a number of state and local reform activities designed to address these challenges. Within this context, findings on student achievement and graduation rates are presented -- both for students overall …

McRobbie, Joan; Makkonen, Reino

2005-01-01

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Comparison of Graduation Rates for Scholarship Athletes and All Students, by Sport, Race, and Gender.  

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This annual report compares graduation rates for scholarship athletes at Oklahoma public and private institutions of higher education to those of the student body as a whole over 3- and 6-year periods. Colleges and universities identified scholarship athletes in 11 sport categories: football, basketball, baseball, softball, track and field,…

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The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida  

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In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

Borg, Mary

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Mitigating costs and the preemptive effect of federal rate orders  

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The role of federalism in the regulation of energy production is a long-standing problem. This article is divided into five parts. Following a summary of the case 'New Orleans Public Service, Inc. v. Council of New Orleans' (NOPSI) in Part I the article addresses the statutory and interpretive foundations of the filed rate doctrine described in Part II. Part III discusses the Supreme Court's extension of the doctrine into greater federal management of retail rates and introduces the reaction of the lower courts to the Supreme Court's decisions. Part IV analyzes the NOPSI exception requiring a utility to mitigate the effects of a FERC order in light of the policy distinctions inherent in the filed rate doctrine and the recognized eceptions. Part V addresses a related policy issue of the appropriate venue for challenging state orders to deny costs arising from federal orders. 153 refs

1992-01-01

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Retention rates and retention predictors among graduates of Army Family Practice residency programs.  

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Accurate career retention rates for the 688 graduates of Army Family Practice residency programs over the period from 1973-1990 were determined by retrospective cohort analysis. Eight characteristics of these graduates were tested by chi-square analysis to determine if they had a predictive effect on retention: United States Military Academy attendance (USMA), Uniform Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) attendance, fellowship training, prior service, gender, first assignment, site of residency training, and spouse with history of active duty service. Overall retention was 21%. Significant predictors of retention at the p < 0.01 level (chi-square) were (1) USMA attendance, (2) USUHS attendance, (3) fellowship training, and (4) prior service. Gender, first assignment, and spouse history of active duty service were not factors. The 22% of the graduates who had at least one of the four positive predictors form two-thirds of the present career Family Physician force. PMID:7816225

Steinweg, K K

1994-07-01

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78 FR 59011 - Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal...  

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...Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford...or After July 1, 2013 AGENCY: Federal Student Aid, Department of Education. ACTION...The Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for...

2013-09-25

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

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

Johnson, Sheryl L.

2011-01-01

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78 FR 53433 - Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education...  

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...84.032] Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the...Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for the period July 1, 2013, through...give notice of FFEL Program loan interest rates to the public. DATES: This notice...

2013-08-29

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78 FR 53431 - Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal...  

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...84.268] Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the...Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for the period July 1, 2013, through...to give notice of Direct Loan interest rates to the public. DATES: This notice...

2013-08-29

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[The graduate education project in the new federal German lands "Diabetics--Management in General Practice"].  

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Supported by the federal ministry of health, the Central Research Institute for Ambulatory Health Care in Germany organised postgraduate courses with the topic "How to take care of diabetic patients" in cooperation with the society of panel physicians. Contents and media of the postgraduate course were developed with the help of experts, a formative evaluation of the curriculum was carried out. In a consensus- and preparatory meeting, diabetologists discussed the medical objectives with experts and were trained under the guidance of educationalists (microteaching with video-monitoring aiming at improving teaching behaviour). Later on, 1315 physicians participated in 38 postgraduate courses. The experiences of this project can provide useful informations how to structure postgraduate medical education. PMID:7571738

Jörgens, V; Grüsser, M; Flatten, G

1995-08-01

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The dynamics of job creation and destruction for University graduates : why a rising unemployment rate can be misleading  

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This study uses a longitudinal matched employer-employee data set on the Portuguese economy to analyze systematic information on job creation and job destruction for university graduates, comparing it to other groups of workers. We find that the unemployment rate can provide an incomplete and misleading idea of the dynamics in labor demand and of the employment prospects for university graduates. The pessimistic view

2001-01-01

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The Dynamics of Job Creation and Destruction for University Graduates: Why a Rising Unemployment Rate Can Be Misleading  

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This study uses a matched employer-employee data set on the Portuguese economy to analyze systematic information on job creation and job destruction for university graduates, compared to other groups of workers. We find that the unemployment rate can provide a misleading idea of the dynamics in labor demand and of the employment prospects for university graduates. The pessimistic view that seems to be popular nowadays, stating that the expansion of higher education may have gone too far and t...

2002-01-01

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The Second-Rate Second Chance? A Comparison of the Fates of Mature Graduates in the Labour Market in Britain and Norway.  

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In a Norwegian study, mature adult graduates had low rates of unemployment compared to traditional graduates, women were likely to have high-status jobs, and ageism was greater in the private sector. In Britain, mature graduates have higher unemployment, are excluded from better paying jobs, and are more commonly in the public sector, especially…

Gooderham, Paul; Dale, Mark

1995-01-01

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

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

Jorgenson, Terra A.

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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Why Does the Graduation Rate Productivity of U.S. Public Universities Vary? Looking outside Their Boundaries for Answers  

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The importance of college completion has risen high on the U.S. policy agenda in recent years. An obvious strategy for increasing college completion is improving graduation rates, which for public universities have hovered around 50% for decades. Higher education scholars previously have revealed many student and institutional characteristics…

Asmussen, John G.

2010-01-01

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Chasing graduate jobs?  

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This paper examines empirically the relationship between under-employment and migration amongst five cohorts of graduates of Scottish higher education institutions with micro-data collected by the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The data indicate that there is a strong positive relationship between migration and graduate employment - those graduates who move after graduation from Scotland to the rest of the UK or abroad have a much higher rate of graduate employment. Versions of probit r...

2011-01-01

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34 CFR 668.45 - Information on completion or graduation rates.  

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...first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enter...student a first-time undergraduate student who is enrolled...student a first-time undergraduate student who is enrolled...defined in IPEDS), by recipients of a Federal Pell Grant...Federal Family Education Loan or a Federal...

2010-07-01

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Public High School Four-Year On-Time Graduation Rates and Event Dropout Rates: School Years 2010-11 and 2011-12. First Look. NCES 2014-391  

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This National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) First Look report introduces new data for two separate measures of 4-year on-time graduation rates as well as event dropout rates for school year (SY) 2010-11 and SY 2011-12. Specifically this report provides the following: (1) Four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) data reported by…

Stetser, Marie C.; Stillwell, Robert

2014-01-01

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Retention and Graduation Rates as Performance Indicators in 2-Year and 4-Year Postsecondary Institutions  

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The focus of this dissertation is on performance indicators--specifically, retention and graduation indicators--that impact allocation of the ever-dwindling public sources of money. Decreasing revenue trends make understanding the performance indicators that are often used to fund postsecondary institutions very important. There is a significant…

Watson, Lisa

2010-01-01

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Making Every Diploma Count: Using Extended-Year Graduation Rates to Measure Student Success. Updated  

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States and districts are under increasing pressure to ensure all students complete high school in four years; however, many students who fall off-track on the way to graduation take longer than the traditional four years to earn a high school diploma or its equivalent. Unfortunately, those schools and districts serving overage, under-credit…

American Youth Policy Forum, 2012

2012-01-01

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Day-to-day monetary policy and the volatility of the federal funds interest rate  

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We propose a model of the interbank money market with an explicit role for central bank intervention and periodic reserve requirements, and study the interaction of profit-maximizing banks with a central bank targeting interest rates at high frequency. The model yields predictions on biweekly patterns of the federal funds rate's volatility and on its response to changes in target rates and in intervention procedures, such as those implemented by the Fed in 1994. Theoretical results are consis...

Bartolini, Leonardo; Bertola, Giuseppe; Prati, Alessandro

2000-01-01

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

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

2013-11-26

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An Exploration of Higher Education Graduation Rates: A Case Study of Women in Jordan  

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Jordan is viewed as a country of social, political, and economic advancement. It currently leads the region in literacy rates and is well on its way to achieving gender equity. Despite Jordan's reputation as one of the most 'advanced' countries in the region, there have been conflicted reports on higher education completion rates of women. Some…

Allaf, Carine

2010-01-01

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The Impact of a First-Year Experience Course on the Academic Performance, Persistence, and Graduation Rates of First-Semester College Students at a Public Research University  

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This study assessed the impact of a first-year experience course on the academic performance, persistence, and graduation rates of first-semester college students enrolled at a public research university in fall 1998. Two groups of first-year college students were matched according to their gender, race, SAT score, high school GPA, and intended…

Lang, David J.

2007-01-01

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Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2003; Graduation Rates 1997 & 2000 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2003. E.D. TAB. NCES 2005-177  

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This E.D. TAB presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Spring 2004 data collection, which included four survey components: Student Financial Aid for full-time, first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students for the 2002-03 academic year, Enrollment for fall 2003, Graduation Rates for…

Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Whitmore, Roy W.; Huh, Seungho; Levine, Burton; Berzofsky, Marcus

2005-01-01

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

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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…

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

2013-01-01

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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Decomposing Federal Funds Rate forecast uncertainty using real-time data  

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Using real-time data I estimate out-of-sample forecast uncertainty about the Federal Funds Rate. Combining a Taylor rule with a model of economic fundamentals I disentangle economically interpretable components of forecast uncertainty: uncertainty about future economic conditions and uncertainty about future monetary policy. Uncertainty about U.S. monetary policy fell to unprecedented low levels in the 1980s and remained low while uncertainty about future output and inflation declined only te...

Mandler, Martin

2009-01-01

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The dynamics of job creation and destruction for University graduates: why a rising unemployment rate can be misleading  

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A large matched employer-employee dataset on the Portuguese economy is used to analyze gross job creation and job destruction for university graduates, compared to other groups of workers. Standard measures of gross job flows are computed, and variance decomposition is used to check whether idiosyncratic shocks or aggregate and sectoral shocks can account for the time variation in gross job flows, for schooling groups separately. Results indicate that the market for university graduates has e...

2009-01-01

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The dynamics of job creation and destruction for university graduates: Why a rising unemployment rate can be misleading  

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A large matched employer-employee data set on the Portuguese economy is used to analyse gross job creation and job destruction for university graduates, compared to other groups of workers. Standard measures of gross job flows are computed, and variance decomposition is used to check whether idiosyncratic shocks or aggregate and sectoral shocks can account for the time variation in gross job flows, for schooling groups separately. Results indicate that the market for university graduates has ...

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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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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.

Dulce Elizabeth Lima de Sousa

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

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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.

Knapik Joseph J

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78 FR 18252 - Prevailing Rate Systems; North American Industry Classification System Based Federal Wage System...  

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...Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday...Rules] [Pages 18252-18253] [FR Doc No: 2013-06783...Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 58 / Tuesday...issued a final rule (73 FR 45853) to update the...information, [[Page 18253

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Survey Shows Colleges Transform Graduates.  

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According to this survey, the overwhelming majority of tribal college graduates are working or attending college, despite the scarce opportunities and high rates of unemployment on reservations. Graduates are frequently employed in "high need" occupations such as teaching and health care. The survey report, "Creating Role Models for Change," is…

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Dissertações produzidas no Programa de Pós-Graduação e Mestrado em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Paraná / The dissertations produced in the Graduate and Master's in Nursing Program at Universidade Federal do Paraná / Disertaciones generadas en el Programa de Posgraduación, Maestría en Enfermería de la Universidad Federal de Paraná  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Trata-se de estudo descritivo, retrospectivo e documental com objetivo de analisar as dissertações produzidas pelo Curso de Mestrado em Enfermagem do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Paraná, considerando o ajustamento de suas linhas de pesquisa. Para tanto foi reali [...] zada leitura crítica dos resumos e análise da temática das dissertações e da inserção na linha de pesquisa, bem como de métodos, abordagens, sujeitos, local, instrumentos e técnicas de pesquisa. Foram analisados 64 resumos de dissertações disponíveis on-line. Das produções analisadas há predominância do enfoque qualitativo e da utilização de entrevista. Verificou-se que as dissertações têm anuência com as linhas de pesquisa do Programa do Curso de Mestrado e sua análise pode contribuir para o redimensionamento de caminhos, linhas e pesquisas que o programa tem desenvolvido. Abstract in spanish Estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, documental, que objetivó analizar las disertaciones generadas en el Curso de Maestría en Enfermería del Programa de Posgraduación en Enfermería de la Universidad Federal de Paraná, considerando el ajuste de sus líneas investigativas. Para ello se realizó lectura c [...] rítica de los resúmenes y análisis de la temática de las disertaciones y de la inserción en la línea investigativa, así como de métodos, abordajes, sujetos, lugares, instrumentos y técnicas de investigación. Se analizaron 64 resúmenes de disertaciones disponibles online. Entre el material analizado hay predominio del enfoque cualitativo y utilización de entrevista. Se verificó que las disertaciones tienen anuencia con las líneas investigativas del Programa del Curso de Maestría y su análisis puede contribuir al redimensionamiento de caminos, líneas e investigaciones que el programa ha desarrollado. Abstract in english This descriptive, retrospective documental study was performed with the objective to analyze the dissertations produced in the Graduate and Master's in Nursing Program at Universidade Federal do Paraná, considering the adjustment of its lines of research. To do this, a critical reading was performed [...] of the abstracts and thematic analysis was used to look at the dissertations and their inclusion in the lines of research, as well as the methods, approaches, subjects, location and research techniques used. A total 64 abstracts were analyzed from dissertations that were available online. Of the analyzed productions most make a qualitative focus and use interviews. It was found that the dissertations are in line with the lines of research proposed in the Master's Degree in Program and their analysis can contribute to re-dimensioning pathways, research lines and studies that the program has developed.

Karina Silveira de Almeida, Hammerschmidt; Maria de Fátima, Mantovani; Liliana Maria, Labronici; Maria Helena, Lenardt; Maria Ribeiro, Lacerda.

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Dissertações produzidas no Programa de Pós-Graduação e Mestrado em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Paraná Disertaciones generadas en el Programa de Posgraduación, Maestría en Enfermería de la Universidad Federal de Paraná The dissertations produced in the Graduate and Master's in Nursing Program at Universidade Federal do Paraná  

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Full Text Available Trata-se de estudo descritivo, retrospectivo e documental com objetivo de analisar as dissertações produzidas pelo Curso de Mestrado em Enfermagem do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Paraná, considerando o ajustamento de suas linhas de pesquisa. Para tanto foi realizada leitura crítica dos resumos e análise da temática das dissertações e da inserção na linha de pesquisa, bem como de métodos, abordagens, sujeitos, local, instrumentos e técnicas de pesquisa. Foram analisados 64 resumos de dissertações disponíveis on-line. Das produções analisadas há predominância do enfoque qualitativo e da utilização de entrevista. Verificou-se que as dissertações têm anuência com as linhas de pesquisa do Programa do Curso de Mestrado e sua análise pode contribuir para o redimensionamento de caminhos, linhas e pesquisas que o programa tem desenvolvido.Estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, documental, que objetivó analizar las disertaciones generadas en el Curso de Maestría en Enfermería del Programa de Posgraduación en Enfermería de la Universidad Federal de Paraná, considerando el ajuste de sus líneas investigativas. Para ello se realizó lectura crítica de los resúmenes y análisis de la temática de las disertaciones y de la inserción en la línea investigativa, así como de métodos, abordajes, sujetos, lugares, instrumentos y técnicas de investigación. Se analizaron 64 resúmenes de disertaciones disponibles online. Entre el material analizado hay predominio del enfoque cualitativo y utilización de entrevista. Se verificó que las disertaciones tienen anuencia con las líneas investigativas del Programa del Curso de Maestría y su análisis puede contribuir al redimensionamiento de caminos, líneas e investigaciones que el programa ha desarrollado.This descriptive, retrospective documental study was performed with the objective to analyze the dissertations produced in the Graduate and Master's in Nursing Program at Universidade Federal do Paraná, considering the adjustment of its lines of research. To do this, a critical reading was performed of the abstracts and thematic analysis was used to look at the dissertations and their inclusion in the lines of research, as well as the methods, approaches, subjects, location and research techniques used. A total 64 abstracts were analyzed from dissertations that were available online. Of the analyzed productions most make a qualitative focus and use interviews. It was found that the dissertations are in line with the lines of research proposed in the Master's Degree in Program and their analysis can contribute to re-dimensioning pathways, research lines and studies that the program has developed.

Karina Silveira de Almeida Hammerschmidt

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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

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Cancer mortality rates in the counties of the 'old' countries of the Federal Republic of Germany : a medical ecological analysis  

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'This paper analyses age-adjusted mortality rates of selected kinds of cancer (lung cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, female breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostatic cancer) on the basis of the 328 administrative districts (counties) of the 'old' countries of the Federal Republic of Germany for the years 1976-1980. The ecological analysis studies the relevance of social structural and socio-cultural context variables on the one side, and of environmental properties (different forms of air...

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

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

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

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

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

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LABOR MARKET INTEGRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATIONECONOMIC GRADUATES  

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Transition from school to work is a major research topic in the last decade (Hannan and Werquin 2001 and Ryan 2001). The main reason is related to the fact that after graduating finding a job is difficult and more often the graduates occupy vulnerable positions. In Romania, one year after graduation, the insertion rate is 60,9% for university graduates and 35% for those with secondary education. This paper examines the process of insertion of higher education graduates in the Romanian labor m...

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Graduated Driver Licensing  

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... Vehicle Safety Teen Drivers Injury Center Graduated Driver Licensing Graduated driver licensing (GDL) systems help new drivers gain skills under ... unrestricted license. For more information about Graduated Driver Licensing laws, please visit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: ...

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Graduates Employment: Valuable of Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Graduates  

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Full Text Available 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% in 2005 and then increased to 35.1% in 2006, however, from this unemployment group, it is found that 58.5% was ‘Still seeking for work’ scenario, while 32.3% took a break, 6.2% further studies, 1.5% choose not to work and 1.5% find difficult in getting a suitable job. The study also shows that around 69.17% of the Curtin’s graduate salary ranges are between RM1000 – RM1500 and RM1500 – RM1800. Related to graduates’ perception on the university, majority of students are very satisfied with the program offered by the school and even like to recommend their family members to study in this institution. However, number of recommendations was provided by the graduates to improve the quality of the programs. The program to be more relevant to the needs of the industry, especially industry training and practical work experiences, constant visitation to industry workplaces for better learning, applications towards theoretical components and increased contemporary knowledge currently practiced at the workplace to be brought into the classroom.

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LABOR MARKET INTEGRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATIONECONOMIC GRADUATES  

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Full Text Available Transition from school to work is a major research topic in the last decade (Hannan and Werquin 2001 and Ryan 2001. The main reason is related to the fact that after graduating finding a job is difficult and more often the graduates occupy vulnerable positions. In Romania, one year after graduation, the insertion rate is 60,9% for university graduates and 35% for those with secondary education. This paper examines the process of insertion of higher education graduates in the Romanian labor market, focusing on economic profile graduates and using a national survey conducted on a sample including the 2003, 2005 and 2007 promotions. Keywords: labor market, insertion, youth unemployment

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2010-07-01

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Quantum Computing Graduate Fellowship.  

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A variety of projects are carried out by 2 graduate students under the Quantum Computing and Graduate Research Fellowship' program. The students are United States citizens, with undergraduate degrees from the California Institute of Technology. The graawa...

I. H. Deutsch C. M. Caves

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Success of Graduate Programmes  

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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 ...

Coman, Alexandra; Kups?yte?, Valdone?

2012-01-01

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Medicare Financing of Graduate Medical Education: Intractable Problems, Elusive Solutions  

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The past decade has seen ongoing debate regarding federal support of graduate medical education, with numerous proposals for reform. Several critical problems with the current mechanism are evident on reviewing graduate medical education (GME) funding issues from the perspectives of key stakeholders. These problems include the following: substantial interinstitutional and interspecialty variations in per-resident payment amounts; teaching costs that have not been recalibrated since 1983; no c...

Rich, Eugene C.; Liebow, Mark; Srinivasan, Malathi; Parish, David; Wolliscroft, James O.; Fein, Oliver; Blaser, Robert

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Who Receives Federal Student Aid?  

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Information on federal student aid recipients by income, undergraduate and graduate level, and financial dependency status is presented for Pell Grants, campus-based programs, and Guaranteed Student Loans (GSL). Income data are reported for all aid recipients and for financially dependent and independent students for 1983-1984 and for 1976-1977,…

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

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

Li, Ian W; Awofeso, Niyi

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The Siemens graduate program  

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

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Graduates and initial employment.  

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This research project was undertaken to inform nurse educators in the Department of Nursing and Health Studies of Manukau Institute of Technology of the employment opportunities for new graduate nurses emerging from the three year degree and registration programme. The research study aimed to contribute evidence for informed discussion when issues around curriculum development arose, particularly those issues that affect employment success of graduates. A literature review was undertaken of local and international studies and this highlighted a number of studies that examined the experience of new graduates in employment. There was however little evidence that studies had focused on the experiences of graduates as they initially sought employment or their perceptions of how their ability to successfully gain employment was linked to the nursing programme they were exiting from. The data collection tool was a survey consisting of a number of closed questions which required respondents to indicate the option most closely fitting their experience. Analysis of these results was undertaken using SPSS. The last section of the survey invited respondents to comment on any aspect of the focus of the study and qualitative analysis was undertaken of these comments. Graduates from the programme for the previous three years were targeted and names and addresses were available from departmental and institute databases. The research was submitted to the MIT Research and Ethics Committee who stated that the project did not require ethical approval as a retrospective, anonymous survey. 89.8% of graduates across the three years were successful in gaining employment in the first three months post registration. The number of graduates employed within a District Health Board (DHB) declined across the three years but there were no significant differences between cohorts. Overall, 73% of graduates were employed into new graduate positions. The majority of graduates felt that their nursing education prepared them well for their role as a registered nurse. The findings of the qualitative data identified a strong need for science throughout the degree; longer clinical blocks; increased hands on experience; more practice with skills and less theory in relation to practical experience. The results of the study have identified specific information about graduate employment and useful information for the development of a new curriculum. PMID:18226841

Rydon, Sharon Elizabeth; Rolleston, Anna; Mackie, Joan

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

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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…

Klorer, P. Gussie; Robb, Megan

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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).

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

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

McKenna, Gerald

2010-04-23

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Graduate Quantum Mechanics Reform  

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

Carr, Lincoln D.; Mckagan, Sam B.

2009-05-06

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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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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...

Butler, Daniel G.

2003-01-01

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

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...of NRSRO or other third party credit analytics as part of any internal process as long...appropriateness of any rating or third party analytics. A number of commenters believed...using NRSRO ratings or other third party analytics in its credit determination so long...

2013-05-23

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

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

Sylwia Go??b

2011-01-01

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Labor Market Prospects for University Graduates in Nigeria.  

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Analysis of labor statistics and employer surveys indicated that the unemployment rate for university graduates in Nigeria may be 22 percent and that their prospects for employment have worsened over time. Employers believe that graduates are poorly trained and unproductive, their skills have deteriorated over the last decade, and shortcomings are…

Dabalen, Andrew; Oni, Bankole; Adekola, Olatunde A.

2001-01-01

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The Impact of Business Cycle Fluctuations on Graduate School Enrollment  

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

Johnson, Matthew T.

2013-01-01

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The Siemens graduate program  

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

2000-04-09

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The Employability Of Graduates In Competitive Organisations  

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

Dr. Abdul Farouk Ahmed

2009-08-01

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Graduated Driver Licensing: The New Zealand Experience.  

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Evaluates the graduated driver-licensing (GDL) system in New Zealand. Describes driver licensing and crash fatality rates before and after the implementation of GDL in 1987. Reports that GDL has contributed to a reduction in crashes among young people. (Contains 2 figures and 6 references.) (AUTHOR/WFA)

Begg, Dorothy; Stephenson, Shaun

2003-01-01

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Electives in Graduate Medical Education  

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

Kumar, Santosh; Zayapragassarazan, Z.

2013-01-01

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Resources for Graduate Writing Instruction.  

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A survey of graduate writing courses offered at United States universities revealed two rationales for providing graduate level writing instruction: (1) students are underequipped by their undergraduate training for more advanced work, and (2) graduate work demands a different kind and level of writing which schools have a responsibility to teach.…

Jeske, Jeffrey M.

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Higher Education and Graduate Recruitment.  

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

Eason, Sandra H.

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A Survey of the Graduates, 1964-1977: Greenfield Community College.  

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A survey of the graduates who had earned an associate degree in liberal arts or career programs at Greenfield Community College (GCC) from 1977 was conducted to determine the graduates' vocational and/or educational pursuits. Major findings for all GCC graduates, based on a 42% response rate, include the following: (1) 84% had been employed…

Bathroy, Michael; DiCarlo, Robert D.

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Entrepreneurship among university graduates  

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

Daghbashyan, Zara; Ha?rsman, Bjo?rn

2010-01-01

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

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

Susan J. Shannon

2012-10-01

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

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

Breno Augusto Diniz Pereira

2011-06-01

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Otoplasty: A graduated approach.  

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Numerous otoplastic techniques have been described for the correction of protruding ears. Technique selection in otoplasty should be done only after careful analysis of the abnormal anatomy responsible for the protruding ear deformity. A graduated surgical approach is presented which is designed to address all contributing factors to the presenting auricular deformity. The approach starts with the more conservative cartilage-sparing suturing techniques, then proceeds to incorporate other more aggressive cartilage weakening maneuvers. Applying this approach resulted in better long-term results with less postoperative lateralization than that encountered on using the cartilage-sparing techniques alone. PMID:10629296

Foda, H M

1999-01-01

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Percepção dos professores sobre o novo currículo de graduação da Faculdade de Medicina da UFG implantado em 2003 / How the teachers perceive the new graduation curriculum established in 2003 in the Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University of Goiás-UFG  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese A Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Goiás (Famed/UFG) implantou, em 2003, um novo currículo de graduação em Medicina, com o apoio do Programa de Incentivo às Mudanças Curriculares nos Cursos de Medicina (Promed). O presente trabalho objetivou colher a percepção dos professores a respe [...] ito do currículo reformulado. Na coleta dos dados foi empregado um questionário com questões abertas e fechadas, entregue aos professores das três séries iniciais do curso de Medicina. A maioria dos docentes (77%) revelou ser favorável à reformulação curricular, citando como pontos positivos a maior integração interdisciplinar, a ampliação do tempo de internato e a adequação à realidade do sistema de saúde. Outros pontos levantados pelos professores foram o aumento da carga horária curricular, a resistência de alguns docentes à mudança e a necessidade de aprimorar o programa de capacitação docente oferecido pela Famed/UFG. O conhecimento da forma como o currículo é avaliado pelos docentes pode contribuir em muitas instâncias para o seu aperfeiçoamento. Daí a necessidade de estudos desta natureza como respaldo às mudanças efetuadas nos currículos. Abstract in english The Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University of Goiás (Famed-UFG) established in 2003 a new curriculum for medical graduation, supported by the Program for the Encouragement of Changes in the Curriculum of Medical Schools (Promed). The aim of this study was to collect data regarding the opinion [...] of the teachers about the new curriculum. As an instrument for collecting information we elaborated a questionnaire with objective and subjective questions, which was delivered to the professors of the first three years of the course. The greater part of teachers (77%) revealed to be in favor of the reformulation, mentioning as improvements more integration among disciplines, extension of the internship period and being adapted to the reality of the health system. Other points mentioned were the increased workload, the resistance to changes of some of the teachers and the need to improve the continued professional capacity building program offered by our school. Knowing how the teachers think about the new curriculum can in many ways be useful for its improvement and shows that studies of this kind are necessary to support the changes in the curriculums.

Iron Pires de, Abreu Neto; Olavo Sérvulo de, Lima Filho; Lucas Evangelista Correia da, Silva; Nilce Maria da Silva Campos, Costa.

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Transition strategies and labour market integration of Greek university graduates  

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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...

Karamessini, Maria

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Graduates' Perceptions towards UKM's Infrastructure  

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This paper reports on the surveys which were conducted between 2006 and 2008 on graduates' perceptions towards the infrastructure at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). It covered three major aspects pertaining to learning, living and leisure on campus. Eight out of 14 components received overwhelming approval from our graduates. (Contains 1…

Omar, Ramli; Khoon, Koh Aik; Hamzah, Mohd Fauzi; Ahmadan, Siti Rohayu

2009-01-01

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Graduate recruitment in the future.  

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Many organizations face increasing difficulty, not to mention direct competition, in recruiting the appropriate quality and number of graduates. This paper examines the basic demographic position and then records the approaches organizations are taking to overcome the shortfall in graduate recruitment. Finally, some options and alternatives are considered. PMID:10125078

Key, P

1990-11-01

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Entrepreneurship and UK Doctoral Graduates  

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This paper discusses the experience of UK doctoral graduates in pursuing entrepreneurial careers: there is evidence that this applies to a substantial number--about 10%--of doctoral graduates. The nature of their experience was explored using 37 interviews with doctoral entrepreneurs. The research was funded by Vitae (www.vitae.ac.uk), an…

Hooley, Tristram; Bentley, Kieran; Marriott, John

2011-01-01

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Ethnic Minority Graduates: Differences by Degrees.  

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Contents: Introduction; Ethnic Minorities and Higher Education; Graduates' Progress in the Labor Market; Invisible Barriers, Real Discrimination; Graduates and High Education; Graduate Recruitment: Employers' Attitudes; Summary and Conclusions; Bibliograp...

H. Connor I. La Valle N. Tackey S. Perryman

1996-01-01

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Fiscal Federalism  

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

Tatiana Mosteanu

2007-06-01

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STEm Minority Graduate Program  

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

Kaen E. Nicholas

2012-09-20

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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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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...

Linda Van Bouwel

2012-01-01

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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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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.

Linda Van Bouwel

2012-12-01

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A Graduation Stole Uniquely Designed for Physics  

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In response to student requests, and to help celebrate the graduation of our physics majors, we have designed a graduation stole uniquely befitting physics. The design incorporates the four visible spectral lines of hydrogen--the Balmer series. Since the 2002 debut of the design, all our graduates have proudly worn their physics graduation stoles…

Day, Lawrence H.

2009-01-01

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Certification by the American Board of Surgery among U.S. Medical Graduates  

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Background We sought to identify variables associated with American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)-member-board certification and lack thereof among U.S. medical graduates who planned at medical-school graduation to become certified in surgery and entered graduate medical education (GME) in general surgery. Study Design De-identified, individualized records updated through March 2009 for all 1993–2000 U.S. medical school matriculants who graduated by 2002, intended to become certified in surgery, and entered general surgery training were analyzed using multivariable logistic regression to identify variables associated with graduates’ board certification status, including American Board of Surgery (ABS)-board certified (BC), other ABMS-member-BC (other-BC) and non-BC. Results Of 3373 graduates included in the study sample, 2036 (60.4 %) were ABS-BC, 342 (10.1 %) were other-BC, and 995 (29.5 %) were non-BC. Graduates who were women, > 26 years old at graduation, and initially failed United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (2CK) were more likely, and graduates who rated the quality of their surgery clerkship in medical school more highly were less likely, to be other-BC vs. ABS-BC. Graduates who were women, underrepresented minority race/ethnicity, Asian/Pacific Islander race/ethnicity, > 28 years old at graduation, initially failed USMLE Step 1, initially failed or received low passing scores on USMLE Step 2CK and graduated in more recent years were more likely to be non-BC vs. ABS-BC. Conclusions Demographic and professional development variables were associated with ABMS-member-board certification status among U.S. medical graduates who had intended at medical-school graduation to become certified in surgery.

Andriole, Dorothy A.; Jeffe, Donna B

2012-01-01

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Medical specialty boards can help measure graduate medical education outcomes.  

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

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

2014-06-01

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

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An effective graduate strategy is increasingly important to many employing organizations - not just the large traditional graduate recruiters, but also the growing number of smaller organizations that recruit graduates for various types of work. This repo...

H. Connor W. Hirsh L. Barber

2003-01-01

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The Collapse of the Graduate Labour Market in South Africa: Evidence from Recent Studies  

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This article examines the problem of rising unemployment among graduates from post-school institutions in South Africa such as the further education and training (FET) colleges, universities of technology and universities. Although an emerging problem elsewhere in the world, the rate of growth of unemployed graduates is escalating at a rapid pace…

Kraak, Andre

2010-01-01

114

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

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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…

Leonard, Jack; Petta, Katherine; Porter, Christina

2012-01-01

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Student Retention and Graduation: Facing the Truth, Living with the Consequences. Occasional Paper 1  

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Since the National Defense Education Act of 1958, a primary objective of federal higher education policy has been to increase access to higher education for those who would not otherwise attend, especially those from low income backgrounds. Increasing attention is now being paid to enhancing student retention and graduation, making sure that…

Tinto, Vincent

2004-01-01

116

.edu: America's Best Graduate Schools  

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US News Online has placed its 1999 rankings for American Graduate Schools at its .edu (discussed in the January 17, 1997 Scout Report) site. The rankings are taken from the recent US News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools publication. Rankings are posted for ten broad subject areas, including Business, Law, Engineering, Education, the Arts, Medicine, and others. Each area includes separate rankings for various specialties. The Ph.D.'s section offers overall rankings and rankings by specialty for twelve disciplines, including English, History, Physics, Mathematics, Political Science, and others. Ranking methodologies are explained at the site. Additional resources include several interactive search tools and related articles.

1998-01-01

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Broadening Participation in Graduate Education  

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

The Council of Graduate Schools (Council of Graduate Schools)

2009-04-23

118

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)

2009-06-03

119

Federal databases  

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

1988-06-26

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The Graduates: Selected Characteristics of Students who Graduated June 1967.  

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In an attempt to characterize graduates and their attitudes toward the institution, 538 (84%) of Cuyahoga Community College's (CCC) 407 accounting machine. Responses were analyzed in regard to six main variables: sex, age, type of high school attended, plans to continue education, previous college attendance, and grade point average. When the…

Reichard, Donald J.

 
 
 
 
121

Moral federalism  

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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)...

Janeba, Eckhard

2004-01-01

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The Impact of Affirmative Action Bans in Graduate Education  

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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…

Garces, Liliana M.

2012-01-01

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Mississippi graduate DOE EPSCor trainee project. [First Annual Summary Report  

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

Wertz, D.L.

1992-08-01

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Mississippi graduate DOE EPSCor trainee project. First annual summary report  

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

Wertz, D.L.

1992-08-01

125

The Employability Of Graduates In Competitive Organisations  

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

2009-01-01

126

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

2010-06-02

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Graduate Development Programmes and Satisfaction Levels  

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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…

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

2006-01-01

128

Examining the Nature of Technology Graduate Education  

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The purpose of this paper is twofold. This work presents a general discussion of the theoretical foundation for graduate education in technology followed by specific applications of research activities within graduate education in technology. This paper represents the authors' view of the role of graduate education in (a) advancing the knowledge…

Hartman, Nathan; Sarapin, Marvin; Bertoline, Gary; Sarapin, Susan H.

2009-01-01

129

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…

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2006-01-01

130

High energy physicists and graduate students. 1978 census  

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

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1978-11-01

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Admission conditions and graduates' employability  

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We evaluate the information content of admission conditions for study programs’ quality by investigating its relationship with graduates’ employability. We find that study programs with larger numeri clausi are associated with a higher probability of finding a job. Additionally, compulsory admission exams seem to be informative about study programs’ quality. Namely, study programs requiring the Math exam appear to be linked with lower unemployment propensity. Cardoso et al. (2008), howe...

2008-01-01

132

Admission conditions and graduates' employability  

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We evaluate the information content of admission conditions for study programs' quality by investigating its relationship with graduates' employability. We find that study programs with larger numeri clausi are associated with a higher probability of finding a job. Additionally, compulsory admission exams seem to be informative about study programs' quality. Namely, study programs requiring the Math exam appear to be linked with lower unemployment propensity. Cardoso et al. (2008), however, f...

2008-01-01

133

Information for Graduate Research Fellows  

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If the Fellow subsequently severs connections with that institution, the Fellow will notify NSF of change of institution immediately via the Graduate Fellowship Admini- stration System. For Fellows who reserve the first one or two years of fellowship tenure, the institution specified on the ap- plication form will be considered the fellowship institution unless the Fellow notifies the Foundation of a change. Travel Once fellowship tenure begins, a Fellow attending a for- eign institution can ...

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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 grad...

2010-01-01

135

Federalism in Indonesia.  

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This thesis provides a review for Indonesians about federalism, including the definition and concept, how other countries apply federalism, what the impacts of implementing federalism in Indonesia might be and what the requirements are for Indonesia to ma...

A. Kumara

2001-01-01

136

Role Preparation of Associate Degree Graduates.  

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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…

Stokes, Lillian G.

137

Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography  

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This paper describes the development, implementation, and preliminary outcomes of Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education (EDGE) in Geography, a multi-year project begun in 2005 to study the process of professional development in graduate geography in the U.S and sponsored by the National Science Foundation. As a research and action project responding to the needs of graduate geography programs, EDGE seeks to provide academic geographers with an empirical perspective of disciplinary as ...

Foote, Kenneth; Solem, Michael

2009-01-01

138

Graduate Students’ Views on Information Literacy  

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

2010-01-01

139

76 FR 45545 - Foreign Institutions-Federal Student Aid Programs  

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...U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and citizenship data by foreign graduate...U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), and the school's citizenship rate...medical schools must submit scores on the USMLE, earned during calendar year 2010 by...

2011-07-29

140

Career paths and contributions of four cohorts of IV-E funded MSW child welfare graduates.  

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For the last decade the federal government has provided financial support through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to schools of social work to provide professional education in child welfare. This study looks at the first four cohorts of graduates who received IV-E funding from one school of social work. Data on MSW graduates from 1993-1996 (N = 73), as well as survey responses (N = 32), were analyzed to ascertain dimensions of their career development in, and contributions to, child welfare social work. Results indicate that the vast majority of graduates funded by IV-E dollars became employed in and stayed in child welfare focused social work, with a strong percentage in public child welfare services, and that these social work-educated social workers are actively involved in shaping the practice, policies and administration of child welfare services. PMID:12705464

Robin, Sandra C; Hollister, C David

2002-01-01

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

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

Nik Hairi Omar

2012-06-01

142

The Graduate Record Examination as an Admission Requirement for the Graduate Nursing Program.  

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Analysis of records from 347 students who graduated, dropped out of, or were terminated from State University of New York-Buffalo's nursing program, 1983-92, showed that Graduate Record Examination scores correlated with first-year and overall grade point average but was a weaker predictor of graduate performance than undergraduate grade point…

Rhodes, Mattie L.; And Others

1994-01-01

143

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

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

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

144

Credits to Graduation: A Comparison of Transfer Graduates and Secondary School Graduates at BC Research Universities. Research Results  

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This study examines the number of credits earned at graduation for two groups: those who graduated with a baccalaureate degree and who were admitted as transfer students and those admitted as secondary school students to one of the four BC research universities [Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia, Vancouver (UBC),…

Pendleton, Sham

2010-01-01

145

Graduação em Saúde Coletiva: antecipando a formação do Sanitarista / Graduating in Public Health: anticipating the graduation of Healthcare Professionals  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese O trabalho apresenta, em linhas gerais, o projeto político-pedagógico para a implantação de um curso de graduação em Saúde Coletiva na Universidade Federal da Bahia, sob responsabilidade do Instituto de Saúde Coletiva. Contém os principais argumentos que justificam a criação do curso e descreve o pe [...] rfil esperado dos egressos e o desenho curricular proposto, concluindo com uma análise da viabilidade de implantação do curso, levando em conta a conjuntura atual e as tendências da política de Saúde e da formação de pessoal em Saúde no Brasil. Abstract in spanish El trabajo presenta, en líneas generales, el proyecto político-pedagógico para la implantación de un curso de graduación en Salud Colectiva en la Universidade Federal da Bahia, bajo responsabilidad del Instituto de Salud Colectiva. Contiene los principales argumentos que justifican la creación del c [...] urso y describe el perfil esperado de los egresados y el modelo curricular propuesto, concluye con un análisis de la viabilidad de implantación del curso, tomando en cuenta la coyuntura actual y las tendencias de la política de salud y de la formación de personal para la salud en Brasil. Abstract in english The work presents in general terms the political and teaching project for the implementation of a graduate course in Public Health at the Bahia Federal University, presided over by the Public Health Institute. It contains the main arguments justifying the setting up of the course and describes the e [...] xpected profile of the graduates and the suggested design of the curriculum, ending with a feasibility study for implementation of the course, taking account of the present circumstances and political tendencies in healthcare and the qualification of healthcare professionals in Brazil.

Carmen Fontes, Teixeira.

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Evidence Suggesting We Should Admit Students Who Score Extremely Low on GRE Subtests or the GMAT to Graduate School Programs  

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This study sought to determine whether GRE subscores (or GMAT) could predict graduation rates in related areas (math-oriented majors for GRE quantitative, etc.) in a sample of over 9,000 graduate students at a major public research university. Because few low quantitative scores were present in math-oriented majors, an attempt was made to…

Micceri, Ted

2002-01-01

147

Graduate Student Blues: The Situation in Japan  

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The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of emotional disturbance among Japanese graduate students and the underlying factors of their emotional disturbance. We conducted a cross sectional survey using the Japanese version of the 30-item General Health Questionnaire at 31 graduate schools from 12 university campuses in and around…

Pallos, Henrik; Yamada, Naoto; Okawa, Masako

2005-01-01

148

Multicultural Issues in Graduate Advising Relationships  

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

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

2011-01-01

149

Unions, Vitamins, Exercise: Unionized Graduate Students  

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

Dewberry, David R.

2005-01-01

150

Ranking Workplace Competencies: Student and Graduate Perceptions.  

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New Zealand business students and graduates made similar rankings of the five most important workplace competencies: computer literacy, customer service orientation, teamwork and cooperation, self-confidence, and willingness to learn. Graduates placed greater importance on most of the 24 competencies, resulting in a statistically significant…

Rainsbury, Elizabeth; Hodges, Dave; Burchell, Noel; Lay, Mark

2002-01-01

151

Graduate Supply and Availability to 1986.  

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The balance between supply and demand in the graduate labor has been highly cyclical and there have been wide contrasts in the demand for individual disciplines. Since 1979 when the level of graduate recruitment reached a peak, employers' demand for gradu...

R. Pearson F. Baker

1984-01-01

152

Graduate Recruitment and Retention, 1974-79.  

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Since the mid 1960's the numbers of first degree graduates going into permanent UK employment from the different sectors of higher education has doubled, and the recruitment and early careers of graduates have become important aspects of the recruitment a...

D. Parsons R. Hutt

1981-01-01

153

Engagement in Two Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs  

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This qualitative study examines two US interdisciplinary graduate programs which involve faculty and students from different disciplines. Haworth and Conrad's engagement theory of quality graduate education was applied. It was found that when interdisciplinary programs facilitate engagement by supporting diversity, participation, connections, and…

Newswander, Lynita K.; Borrego, Maura

2009-01-01

154

Fitting the Mold of Graduate School: A Qualitative Study of Socialization in Doctoral Education  

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Doctoral student attrition in the United States has reached alarming proportions, with reported rates of approximately 50% across disciplines (Nettles and Millett 2006). Attrition rates of underrepresented populations have been reported at higher rates across disciplines (Council of Graduate Schools 2004), pointing to a disparate experience for…

Gardner, Susan K.

2008-01-01

155

Graduate Skills in Business Learning  

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Full Text Available This article presents the background to a general increase in interest in developing the graduate skills of undergraduates in business in Australian universities. The change reflects the call from industry for greater emphasis on these skills; changes in the existing skills of students commencing a business education; and in the perceived role of universities in developing their students’ capacities. The aim of our project, “Embedding the development and grading of generic skills across the business curriculum” (EDGGS, was to develop new ways of successfully embedding these skills in the curriculum. This article outlines the research methodology and presents our project outcomes. The project has made a significant contribution to the development of readily accessible material for the embedding of generic skills in the business curriculum, as discussed in this and the other articles in this Issue.

Tori Vu

2011-03-01

156

Graduate entry to medicine in Iran  

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Full Text Available Abstract Backgrounds In Iran medical students are selected from high school graduates via a very competitive national university entrance exam. New proposals have been seriously considered for admitting students from those with bachelor degrees. We assessed the opinions of different stakeholders on the current situation of admission into medicine in Iran, and their views on positive and negative aspects of admitting graduates into medicine. Methods We conducted five focus group discussions and seven in-depth interviews with stakeholders including medical students, science students, university professors of basic sciences, medical education experts, and policy makers. Main themes were identified from the data and analyzed using content analysis approach. Results Medical students believed "graduate admission" may lead to a more informed choice of medicine. They thought it could result in admission of students with lower levels of academic aptitude. The science students were in favor of "graduate admission". The education experts and the professors of basic science all mentioned the shortcomings of the current system of admission and considered "graduate admission" as an appropriate opportunity for correcting some of the shortcomings. The policy makers pointed out the potential positive influences of "graduate admission" on strengthening basic science research. They thought, however, that "graduate admission" may result in lengthening the overall duration of medical education, which is already long in Iran (over 7 years. On the whole, the participants thought that "graduate admission" is a step in the right direction for improving quality of medical education. Conclusion "Graduate admission" has the potential to correct some of shortcomings of medical education. Unlike other countries where "graduate admission" is used mainly to admit students who are mentally mature, in Iran the main objective seems to be strengthening basic sciences.

Rashidian Arash

2008-10-01

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75 FR 45039 - Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals With Disabilities  

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...26, 2010 Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals With Disabilities...Americans with disabilities to seek employment in the Federal workforce. Yet Americans with disabilities have an employment rate far lower than that of...

2010-07-30

158

In Job-Placement Rates, Fuzzy Data  

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

Sandoval, Timothy

2012-01-01

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76 FR 60030 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission  

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...FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications...equipment and installation rates. This information is then reviewed by each cable system's respective local franchising...

2011-09-28

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

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

Hudson Neil PH

2011-09-01

 
 
 
 
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Videotaped Lectures in a Graduate Cytogenetics Course.  

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Graduate students evaluated the use of videotape recordings of lectures on chromosome configurations in a cytogenetics course. Ninety-two percent of the students indicated that videotaping was worthwhile. Advantages for using the videotaped cytogenetics lectures are presented. (MDH)

Phillips, R. L.; Jellen, E. N.

1994-01-01

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Graduated Cylinder (ChemPages Lab)  

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Graduated Cylinder: this is a resource in the collection "ChemPages Laboratory Resources". Graduated cylinders are used to measure the volume of liquid samples and are available in many different sizes. The measurement accuracy of a graduated cylinder is rather poor (may be as much as 10% off) so you must consider the desired accuracy before choosing to use a graduated cylinder. The ChemPages Laboratory Resources are a set of web pages that include text, images, video, and self check questions. The topics included are those that are commonly encountered in the first-year chemistry laboratory. They have been put together for use as both a pre-laboratory preparation tool and an in-laboratory reference source.

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Effects of a Graduate Preparation Program on Undergraduate Psychology Majors  

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We conducted 2 studies to assess and enhance levels of graduate preparation. In Study 1, 248 undergraduates and 28 graduate students completed a new measure of graduate preparation, the Grad Prep Quiz. Results documented the psychometric utility and the predictive validity of the measure, with graduate students scoring significantly higher on this…

Neimeyer, Greg J.; Lee, Geoffrey A.; Saferstein, Jocelyn; Pickett, Yohance

2004-01-01

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A Graduate Course in Theory and Methods of Research  

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The increasingly diverse backgrounds of today's graduate students have resulted in a wide range of ideas about what graduate school actually entails and what is expected of the students. Therefore, a graduate course titled "Theory and Methods of Research" was developed and is required for all chemical engineering graduate students at Michigan…

Holles, Joseph H.

2007-01-01

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Supervision Practices for Foreign Graduate Research Students  

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Past research had shown that only highly unusual graduate research students had successfully completed their research degree programmes while the relationship with their supervisors was poor. There were many factors that had contributed to poor achievement of foreign students and one of the most important critical factors found which contributed to this problem was the weaknesses in supervision they received. This research was to identify the type and level of support given to foreign graduat...

Abiddin, Norhasni Z.; Mel West

2007-01-01

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Intuitive expertise in ICT graduate supervision  

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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 enab...

Jill Jameson

2002-01-01

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Assessment and standards for graduate outcomes  

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Full Text Available Assessment drives what students learn and standards drive industry. In this paper we link the two and describe how we developed robust, practical standards for graduate skills that can be used to design learning tasks and rubrics to assess learning tasks. They act also as a clear statement to students about expectations for their learning as well as to industry on the standard of the graduates that universities are delivering.

Leigh N Wood

2011-03-01

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Graduate entry to medicine in Iran  

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Abstract Backgrounds In Iran medical students are selected from high school graduates via a very competitive national university entrance exam. New proposals have been seriously considered for admitting students from those with bachelor degrees. We assessed the opinions of different stakeholders on the current situation of admission into medicine in Iran, and their views on positive and negative aspects of admitting graduates into medicine. Methods We conducted ...

Nedjat Saharnaz; Majdzadeh Reza; Rashidian Arash

2008-01-01

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Practice choices of graduating family medicine residents.  

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the types of practices family medicine residents chose during the first 2 years after residency, and how these choices have changed over a 15-year period. DESIGN: Mailed survey. SETTING: Areas served by graduates of the Queen's University family medicine residency program. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred thirty (76%) of the 303 graduates from 1977 to 1991 of the Queen's University family medicine residency program responded to the questionnaire. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Type of ...

Godwin, M.; Hodgetts, G.; Wilson, R.; Pong, R.; Najgebauer, E.

1998-01-01

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Training graduate students to be teachers  

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

1999-01-01

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Graduate entry to medicine: widening psychological diversity  

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

Munro Don

2009-11-01

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Positions of Distance Education Graduates in the Job Market: A Case Study of Open Education Faculty Graduates in Turkey.  

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Examines the position of distance education graduates in the job market after completing their education at Anadolu University's (Turkey) Open Education Faculty. Findings include: a general increase in graduates' job positions and status after graduation; most graduates' income increased; most felt their degree was equivalent to degrees awarded…

Demiray, Ugur

2000-01-01

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Waiving Away High School Graduation Rate Accountability? Policy Brief  

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In November 2011, eleven states submitted applications to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for waivers from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. Although the waiver process presents an opportunity to strengthen college and career readiness among the nation's high school students, this analysis by the Alliance for Excellent…

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Information Seeking in Context: Results of Graduate Student Interviews  

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Abstract We conducted a qualitative research study examining the information seeking behaviours of Psychology, Sociology and Women’s Studies graduate students at a large research intensive university to determine how graduate students find information; the roles that faculty members, fellow graduate students and librarians play in the information search; and graduate students’ knowledge of information resources and services. The context of graduate student information seeking was uncovere...

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2013-01-01

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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2011-04-01

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A graduate course in marriage and family enrichment.  

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Legislation aimed at decreasing the divorce rate and the resurgence of interest in marriage and family enrichment have propelled educators to consider how well they are training new therapists in the preventive approaches to therapy. In this article, we present a graduate course to educate students about the enrichment movement and skill- and competency-based approaches to family intervention. We provide a general outline for teaching the course as well as specific resources and guidelines that can be of value to all marriage and family therapy practitioners. PMID:11314557

Deacon, S A; Sprenkle, D H

2001-04-01

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Perceptions of desirable graduate competencies for science and technology new graduates  

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

Coll, Richard K.; Zegwaard, Karsten E.

2006-05-01

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

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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.

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77 FR 60956 - State Graduated Driver Licensing Incentive Grant  

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...associated with 30 percent lower fatal crash rates among 15-17 year- olds compared to...age, reckless driving, driving without wearing a seat belt, speeding, and any other...Federal mandate because the resulting annual State expenditures would not exceed...

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CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING ROMANIAN HIGHER EDUCATION GRADUATES  

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

Popovici (Barbulescu Adina

2012-07-01

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BSN graduates' perceptions of liberal education.  

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

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

2012-01-01

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Federal environmental inspections handbook  

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

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Training graduate students to be teachers  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: English Abstract in english 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.

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

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Training graduate students to be teachers  

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

de-Macedo D.V.

1999-01-01

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Program: Rural Early Intervention Specialists for Low Incidence Disabilities (REIS/LID). Final Grant Performance Report [and] REIS/LID Student Guide.  

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This final report describes accomplishments and activities of a 3-year federally funded project of the University of Maine to develop and deliver a graduate Master's degree program in early intervention for infants and young children with low incidence disabilities. A curriculum was designed to prepare professionals to provide culturally relevant,…

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Graduate Research Writing: A Pedagogy of Possibility  

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Full Text Available Graduates often find conceptualizing and writing long research projects an arduous alienating process. This paper describes a research writing intervention conducted at Memorial University in Newfoundland with two groups of graduate students (Engineering and Arts. One small part of the workshop was devoted to creative “sentence activities.” Our argument is that these creative activities contributed to re-connecting students to themselves as researchers/writers and to others in the group. The activities engaged students in language literally, metaphorically, and performatively.

Cecile Badenhorst

2012-12-01

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Engineering Design Education Program for Graduate School  

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

Ohbuchi, Yoshifumi; Iida, Haruhiko

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Scholarships for Scientific Initiation Encourage Post-Graduation Degree  

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

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

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

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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...

Bech, Morten L.; Klee, Elizabeth

2009-01-01

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The Federal Reserve's commercial paper funding facility  

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The Federal Reserve created the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) in the midst of severe disruptions in money markets following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008. The CPFF finances the purchase of highly rated unsecured and asset-backed commercial paper from eligible issuers via primary dealers. The CPFF was a liquidity backstop to U.S. issuers of commercial paper, and its creation was part of a range of policy actions undertaken by the Federal Reserve to provide ...

Adrian, Tobias; Kimbrough, Karin; Marchioni, Dina

2010-01-01

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A língua inglesa e a formação de mestres e doutores na área da saúde / English proficiency and graduate studies in the health field in Brazil  

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Full Text Available SciELO Brazil | Language: Portuguese Abstract in portuguese Este trabalho investiga a língua inglesa como requisito na formação dos pós-graduandos da Universidade Federal de São Paulo, analisando os rendimentos acadêmicos no exame de proficiência e nas autoavaliações em relação à língua, bem como a importância que esses alunos atribuem ao inglês nessa fase d [...] e formação. Desenvolveu-se uma pesquisa exploratória com abordagens quanti e qualitativa, análise documental, questionários e entrevistas. Identificou-se que os pós-graduandos se autoavaliam como bons leitores, consideram imprescindível o domínio da língua inglesa em seu cotidiano profissional e reconhecem que a maioria das pesquisas na área da saúde é veiculada em inglês. Seus rendimentos no exame de proficiência mostram que, de cada quatro alunos, um é reprovado na primeira tentativa; falam e escrevem pouco, e a maioria necessita de outro profissional para elaboração do abstract. Consideram o domínio da língua inglesa fundamental para profissionais que buscam se destacar num mundo competitivo, mas a exigência formal na pós-graduação é considerada uma sobrecarga. Entendemos que o inglês não é a língua dominante para a maioria dos pesquisadores, o que ocasiona um dilema para leitores e autores que querem atrair o interesse para seu trabalho. Apesar de a língua inglesa ser reconhecida como a língua franca da ciência e mediar o atual processo de publicação científica, esta discussão tem sido crescente e polêmica. Abstract in english This article analyzes English proficiency as a requirement for graduate studies at the Federal University in São Paulo, Brazil, analyzing students' performance on the proficiency test and their self-assessment and the importance they ascribe to the language during this phase of their training. An ex [...] ploratory study was conducted with quantitative and qualitative approaches, document analysis, questionnaires, and interviews. Graduate students rated their own English reading skills as good. They considered a command of the language essential for their professional work and acknowledged that most research in the health field is published in English. One out of four students failed the proficiency test on the first attempt. Their speaking and writing skills were limited, and the majority needed another professional to prepare an abstract in English. They considered a command of English essential for professionals seeking to stand out in a competitive world, but viewed the formal English requirement for graduate studies as an overburden. English is not most researchers' first language, thus creating a dilemma for readers as well as authors who wish to attract attention to their work. Although English is acknowledged as the lingua franca of science and mediates the current scientific publication process, the issue has become increasingly controversial.

Sonia Regina Abdalla, Iglesias; Nildo Alves, Batista.

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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Graduates of a Nontraditional Bachelor of Arts Degree Program: A Follow-up  

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Data on 62 graduates of the Stephens College Without Walls program were gathered from student records, transcripts, and a questionnaire to measure program success as perceived by the student in terms of work effectiveness, access to advanced programs of study, and impact on life outside of work and education. The nontraditional degree was rated

Losty, Barbara P.; Gardiner, Susan

1978-01-01

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

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

Whitaker, Stephan

2011-01-01

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

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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…

Durham, Rachel E.; Westlund, Erik

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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

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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…

Holt, Marianne; Lucas, John A.

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

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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…

Gonzalez-Moreno, Patricia Adelaida

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Helping Former Foster Youth Graduate From College: Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State  

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The economic benefits of a college education are well documented; however, data from studies of young people transitioning out of foster care indicate that the college graduation rate for this population is very low. The child welfare system has traditionally done a poor job of encouraging foster youth to pursue postsecondary education. Although…

Dworsky, Amy; Perez, Alfred

2009-01-01

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Incorporating LGBT Issues into Student Affairs Graduate Education  

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The authors address the need for including lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) issues in student affairs graduate education, sharing current practices in select graduate programs and recommending a model for best practice.

Talbot, D. M.; Viento, Wanda L. E.

2005-01-01

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The Educational Needs of Graduate Mechanical Engineers in New Zealand.  

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Surveys graduate and undergraduate mechanical engineering students at the University of Auckland. Shows that the dominant work activities of New Zealand mechanical engineers include design and consultancy and that graduate engineers rapidly migrate into management. (Author/CCM)

Deans, J.

1999-01-01

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Graduate Astronomy Education in the Early Days of Lick Observatory.  

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Discusses Lick Observatory's (University of California) early graduate students and graduate program in astronomy. The history of the Lick Observatory and famous astronomy professors and astronomers associated with the Lick Observatory are also discussed. (DS)

Osterbrock, Donald E.

1980-01-01

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IES Annual Graduate Review 2000: A Diverse and Fragmented Market.  

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Contents: Executive Summary; Introduction; The Changing Employment Context; A Graduate Elite No More; Graduate Recruitment and Employment; In Conclusion - an Ever More Diverse and Fragmented Labor Market; Figures; Bibliography and Further Reading; Sources...

R. Pearson J. Aston P. Bates N. Jagger

2000-01-01

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Effectiveness of an Online Graduate Preparation Program  

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The present study reports the results of a controlled examination of the effectiveness of an online graduate preparation program, the Virtual Advisor. The effects of the Virtual Advisor were compared to a website preparation group and a wait-list control group. Results indicated that, compared to the control group, students who utilized the…

Brucato, Brittany; Neimeyer, Greg J.

2011-01-01

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Toward Securing a Future for Geography Graduates  

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Geography graduates face an uncertain future. To help students think and practice as a geographer, we must teach disciplinary knowledge--particularly threshold concepts--as well as skills and attributes. We must role model and articulate our geographical reasoning using signature pedagogies and promote high-impact and signature learning…

Spronken-Smith, Rachel

2013-01-01

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Graduate Program Organization in Clinical Veterinary Medicine.  

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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)

Horne, R. D.

1979-01-01

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Abstracts of Theses - Graduate Logistics Class '70.  

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The report consists of an index and a brief two page abstract of thirty-two completed theses of the students of Graduate Logistics Class 70, of the School of Systems and Logistics. The topics reported are of relevance to the logistics management field of ...

1970-01-01

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An Online Graduate Requirements Engineering Course  

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

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

2013-01-01

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Intuitive expertise in ICT graduate supervision  

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

Jill Jameson

2002-12-01

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Best of the Literature: Graduate Student Instruction  

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The recent literature on college and university library instruction largely focuses on undergraduate and, more specifically, first-year students. During a review, the author found that discussion of graduate students in library and information science literature is dominated by studies of information behavior and much less often on instruction…

Calkins, Kaijsa J.

2007-01-01

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Validity and the Graduate Record Examinations Program.  

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The main purpose of this paper is to facilitate discussion of important issues concerning validity and to work toward a framework that the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Board Research Committee will find useful in assigning priorities and initiating projects. The background, scope, and meaning of the concept of the "validity" of the GRE are…

Willingham, Warren W.

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Graduate Student Attitudes toward Grading Systems  

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

Michaelides, Michalis; Kirshner, Ben

2005-01-01

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

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

FELIPE ANDRÉS, L0ZANO-R0JAS.

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Stimulating graduates' research-oriented careers: Does academic research matter?  

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This paper investigates whether the quality of higher education and, in particular, its research performance stimulate graduates' research-oriented careers. More specifically, exploiting a very rich data-set on university graduates and the higher education institutions they attended, we empirically study whether graduates from universities and programs that display better academic research records are more likely to be enroled in PhDs or employed as researchers three years after graduation. C...

Sylos Labini, Mauro; Zinovyeva, Natalia

2009-01-01

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

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

Mîzgaciu C.

2009-12-01

218

Graduate Recruitment and Selection: Implications for HE, Graduates and Small Business Recruiters.  

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Interprets findings of previous articles as supporting the role of higher education in developing students' self-awareness and opportunity awareness. Suggests that degree programs should develop transferable skills to enhance graduates' employability in a changing labor market. (SK)

Stewart, Jim; Knowles, Vanessa

2000-01-01

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Assessing outcomes of industrial hygiene graduate education.  

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To ensure that industrial hygiene professionals continue to be prepared for current and future trends, it is important to regularly assess the value of their education. Described here are the results of discussions with employers and a mailed survey of graduates. Comparisons are made with past mailed surveys of both groups. Two sets of discussions were held in late 2005 with employers of industrial hygienists and other health and safety professionals. Twenty-eight participants were asked to discuss current and future needs for professionals in their organization and economic sector, their expectations for knowledge and skills when hiring professionals, methods for finding and hiring, and the importance of ABET accreditation. At the same time, a survey was mailed to 71 industrial hygiene students graduating in the last 15 years. Respondents were asked to rank the value of and their proficiency in 42 competencies. Questions also assessed employment experience, certification, the importance of ABET accreditation, and demographic characteristics. There was a lot of agreement between the two stakeholder groups (employers and graduates) about the most important skill and knowledge areas. Most employers identified communicating effectively and exposure assessment among the most important skills, with designing and initiating research as among the least. Hazard recognition, exposure measurement principles, and personal protective equipment were the most highly ranked knowledge areas. Employers discussed the need for good "business skills" such as teamwork, communication, and project management, and the importance of problem-solving skills. Graduates reported that skills in the areas of recognition, evaluation, and control were most valuable in their first jobs and generally reported high levels of proficiency in these skill areas. There was a similar dichotomy in opinions about accreditation within each stakeholder group. The reputation of the academic program was important when making hiring decisions; accreditation became an important factor only when a program's reputation was not known. Graduates strongly supported ongoing accreditation but did not apply or attend on the basis of accreditation. PMID:19204864

Brosseau, Lisa; Fredrickson, Ann

2009-05-01

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Challenges and opportunities in graduate nursing education by distributed learning in Canada and Brazil.  

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In this paper, the authors share their experience related to graduate nursing programs offered by distributed learning (DL) in Canada and Brazil. Although degrees offered by DL are often the subject of criticism, the authors' experience has been that learning outcomes have been very good. Nevertheless, a number of challenges and opportunities have been encountered including those associated with flexibility of the program, delivering practice courses at a distance, facilitating interaction, faculty workload and preparation and student support, Newer technologies that may assist in this effort are identified. Despite the challenges encountered, students rate the program highly and ongoing efforts are underway to ensure excellence of such flexible innovative graduate programs in nursing. The authors argue that despite the challenges, DL programs offer high quality graduate education that meets the needs of many nurses. PMID:20586221

Molzahn, Anita; MacDonald, Marjorie; Banister, Elizabeth; Sheilds, Laurene; Starzomski, Rosalie; Brown, Marilyn; Gamroth, Lucia; Paskulin, Lisiane Girardi; Silveira, Denise Tolfo

2009-12-01

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

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

McKenna, Gerald

2009-12-01

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Problems in Employment Trend of Higher Vocational Graduates and Countermeasures  

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

Jianhua Tan

2011-05-01

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Global Management Education Graduate Survey, 2011. Survey Report  

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Each year for the past 12 years, the Graduate Management Admission Council[R] (GMAC[R]) has conducted a survey of graduate management education students in their final year of business school. This Global Management Education Graduate Survey is distributed to students at participating business schools. The survey allows students to express their…

Schoenfeld, Gregg

2011-01-01

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2012 Global Management Education Graduate Survey. Survey Report  

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Each year for the past 13 years, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has conducted a survey of graduate management education students in their final year of business school. The Global Management Education Graduate Survey is distributed to students at participating schools. The survey allows students to express their opinions about…

Leach, Laura

2012-01-01

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Progress Report Objectives of Graduate Studies in Political Science.  

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This document reviews a study project on the state of graduate studies in political science in Canadian universities. Data collection were based on a review of graduate programs and a questionnaire sent out to graduate advisors. Results of the study indicate: (1) Canadian political scientists have a very favorable opinion of the quality of…

Badour, William

1972-01-01

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Graduate Satisfaction and Entry-Level Training in Office Skills.  

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This report investigates the relationship between graduate satisfaction and graduate characteristics, courses, course outcomes, and provider. It uses results from the 1997 technical and further education (TAFE) Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) of 60,746 students who completed a course at a TAFE institute in 1996 and staff interviews. A glossary…

Long, M.; Robinson, L.; Malley, J.

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2006-2008 Studies on the Employability of UKM Graduates  

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This paper discusses the employability of UKM graduates in the job market from 2006-2008. Studies showed that the employability varied from discipline to discipline with the dentistry and medical graduates leading the pack. In recent years UKM graduates have made inroads into GLC's, a positive development indeed. (Contains 2 tables.)

Omar, Ramli; Khoon, Koh Aik; Hamzah, Mohd Fauzi; Ahmadan, Siti Rohayu

2009-01-01

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Graduate Students, Gender Differences, and the University Counseling Center.  

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Analyzes counseling services used by graduate and undergraduate men and women. A greater proportion of graduate students sought help for personal problems than did undergraduates. Female graduates and undergraduates sought counseling for personal reasons at about twice the frequency of males. Presents related research that helps differentiate…

Sharf, Richard S.; Bishop, John B.

1995-01-01

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The Efficacy of Entrepreneurship Education: Perspectives of Irish Graduate Entrepreneurs  

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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'…

Fenton, Mary; Barry, Almar

2011-01-01

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Perceptions of International Students toward Graduate Record Examination (GRE)  

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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an aptitude test, thought to reflect intelligence or the capacity to learn (Larsen & Buss, 2003). It is a standardized admission exam designed to predict performance in graduate school through verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning questions. The GRE Board encourages graduate schools, departments,…

Mupinga, Emily E.; Mupinga, Davison M.

2005-01-01

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75 FR 82583 - Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates  

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...Program and the Recent Graduates Program...description of career-development, training...students and recent graduates can...and technical education programs, and...of Interns, Recent Graduates, or...ongoing career development for participants...religion, sex, national...

2010-12-30

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Employers' Perceptions of the Profile of MBA Graduates.  

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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…

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

2002-01-01

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Beyond the Classroom: Religious Stressors and Adjustment among Indonesian Muslim Graduate Students in an American Graduate School  

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This paper was to report some of findings from a larger phenomenological study on the lived experience of Indonesian graduate students in a US higher education. Particularly, this paper was to discuss the Indonesian Muslim graduate students' religious life experiences attending an American graduate school. The primary data sources were a…

Mukminin, Amirul; Yanto, Fridi; Yanto, Hadi

2013-01-01

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75 FR 72581 - Assessments, Assessment Base and Rates  

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...Part 327 Assessments, Assessment Base and Rates; Proposed Rule Federal Register / Vol...3064-AD66 Assessments, Assessment Base and Rates AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...and revise deposit insurance assessment rate schedules, including base assessment...

2010-11-24

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The national post-baccalaureate graduate nurse residency program: a model for excellence in transition to practice.  

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The Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) of the University HealthSystems Consortium (UHC) of Academic Hospitals desired to increase the numbers of baccalaureate graduate nurses hired by their facilities and provide a more consistent, uniform transition into practice for these graduate nurses. A partnership between the UHC CNOs and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) led to establishing a National Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Nurse Residency Program. The structure, curriculum, and outcomes measures were developed and the program was implemented, with growth from six original pilot sites to 34 academic hospitals. Outcomes from the first year of program operation at these six sites show a high rate of retention, decreased stress by graduate nurses over time, improved organization and prioritization of care, and increased satisfaction in the first year of practice. PMID:16885686

Krugman, Mary; Bretschneider, Joan; Horn, Phyllis B; Krsek, Cathleen A; Moutafis, Roxanne A; Smith, Marion Oare

2006-01-01

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Prevention of deep vein thrombosis in potential neurosurgical patients. A randomized trial comparing graduated compression stockings alone or graduated compression stockings plus intermittent pneumatic compression with control  

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In a randomized trial of neurosurgical patients, groups wearing graduated compression stockings alone (group 1) or graduated compression stockings plus intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) (group 2) were compared with an untreated control group in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In both active treatment groups, the graduated compression stockings were continued for 14 days or until hospital discharge, if earlier. In group 2, IPC was continued for seven days. All patients underwent DVT surveillance with iodine 125-labeled fibrinogen leg scanning and impedance plethysmography. Venography was carried out if either test became abnormal. Deep vein thrombosis occurred in seven (8.8%) of 80 patients in group 1, in seven (9.0%) of 78 patients in group 2, and in 16 (19.8%) of 81 patients in the control group. The observed differences among these rates are statistically significant. The results of this study indicate that graduated compression stockings alone or in combination with IPC are effective methods of preventing DVT in neurosurgical patients

1989-01-01

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Graduate Students’ Perspectives on Study Environment Based on Exit Survey  

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Full Text Available Graduate exit survey was conducted in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UKM for students graduating from Masters and PhD programs between June 2010 to May 2011. A random sampling was responded by 82 students consisting of Malaysian and international students. The survey consisted of four main parts: respondents’ profile; assessment of learning gains; assessment of educational experience; assessment of academic and non-academic support issues and assessment of facilities and resources. All the data were analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS software version 16.0. Learning gains were evaluated by relating the gains with six Program Outcomes (PO. PO6 on lifelong learning ability was marked “very good” by masters students (53.5% whilst the majority of PhD students gave the highest score to PO1 on comprehension and in depth understanding of field study (72.7%. For educational experience, attribute on exposure to common and professional tools, was rated “excellent” with the highest percentage of 36.6%. A percentage of 42.7% was given to commitment of the lecturers/supervisors in assisting students for assessment of academic and non academic support issues. In terms of facilities and resources, security and safety was found to be the highest satisfactory factor (39.0% among other factors.

Azah Mohamed

2012-12-01

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Multiple Sclerosis International Federation  

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... 3D in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, like multiple sclerosis. JCV GCN in a natalizumab-treated MS ... Privacy Reuse Policy Report an inaccuracy Site map Multiple Sclerosis International Federation Address: 3rd Floor Skyline House ...

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Federal Trade Commission  

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... Practices Rules eCFR Rulemaking and Regulatory Reform Proceedings Trade Regulations Rules and Industry Guides Regulatory Review Statutes ... Center, Washington, DC Oct 16 Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference Constitution Center, Washington, DC More ...

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Federal Child Pornography Offenses.  

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This report is the result of a multi-year process in which the United States Sentencing Commission (the Commission) examined cases of offenders sentenced under the federal sentencing guidelines and corresponding penal statutes concerning child pornography...

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Federal Wind Energy Research Program  

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

1991-10-01

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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)

1980-09-19

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Graduate Program in Astrophysics in Split  

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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 ...

Krajnovic, D

2006-01-01

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Graduate entry to medicine: widening psychological diversity  

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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 divers...

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

2009-01-01

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Effective Meeting in Graduate Research Student Supervision  

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Meeting with supervisor is part of the practices for any graduate research students. However, was the meeting effectively conducted? Did the meeting really helped the student to progress in their research and did the supervisor given proper guidance and advices to the student during the meeting? This article focuses on the practices on supervision especially the effective methods of conducting meeting from twelve Ph.D students studied at Manchester, United Kingdom of three major disciplines o...

Abiddin, Norhasni Z.; Mel West

2007-01-01

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Higher education and the employability of graduates  

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This article focuses on the relationship between higher education, employability of graduates and students' satisfaction with their studies, drawing on European statistics, as well as on data collected at national and/or institutional level in Portugal and Sweden. Employability has been understood as a measure of higher education quality and one of the issues at stake within the Bologna process. Having this in mind, the authors try to answer three main questions: What was the baseline situati...

Edvardsson Stiwne, Elinor; Gaio Alves, Mariana

2010-01-01

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Needs assessment of software systems graduates  

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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 obje...

Surakka, Sami

2005-01-01

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

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

Monica Claassen?Wilson

2009-12-01

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English Presentation Skills of Thai Graduate Students  

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

Thitibhada Sukitkanaporn

2014-02-01

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Evolution of a Graduate Environmental Science Program  

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

Will Focht

2009-01-01

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

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

Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2012

2012-01-01

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College Reputation, Major and Gender in Job Search: Employment and Wages of Graduates in China  

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Full Text Available The way by which college reputation, major and gender affect job search prospects of Beijing graduates, along with their starting wages was studied in this study. A duration model and a Heckman selection model were used and yielded several important findings. First, graduates find jobs faster if they come from reputed colleges. The study shows that engineering and business graduates find jobs more easily, whereas law and science graduates have more difficulty finding jobs. Moreover, female graduates find jobs more easily than male graduates, particularly before the date of graduation and 1 to 2 months after graduation. Second, because university graduates have better reputation, they receive a higher initial wage than other types of college graduates, with graduates of liberal arts and social science receiving higher wages than others graduates. In addition, female graduates earn less than male graduates.

Jun Kong

2013-01-01

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Dewi Juliah Ratnaningsih

2013-11-01

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Federal geothermal leasing program  

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A status report of the federal geothermal leasing program is presented by Karl F. Duscher, US Bureau of Land Management to the Interagency Geothermal Coordinating Council on April 16, 1982. The federal geothermal leasing program is now based on economic recovery, deregulation, true multiple use of public lands, and reliance on the enterprise system. Bureau-wide, over 1000 noncompetitive leases will likely be issued this year, the majority in higher potential areas which industry has been waiting to explore ever since leasing began. The backlog in lease-applications will be eliminated by the streamlined efforts of the interagency and intra-agency efforts. The streamlining efforts are discussed.

Duscher, K.F.

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Federalism and Global Governance  

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Full Text Available It is becoming increasingly clear that the concept of the absolutely sovereign nation-state is a dangerous anachronism in a world of thermonuclear weapons, instantaneous communication, and economic interdependence. Probably our best hope for the future lies in developing the United Nations into a World Federation. The strengthened United Nations should have a legislature with the power to make laws that are binding on individuals, and the ability to arrest and try individual political leaders for violations of these laws. The world federation should also have the power of taxation, and the military and legal powers necessary to guarantee the human rights of ethnic minorities within nations.

John Scales Avery

2012-10-01

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Federalism and health policy.  

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

Nathan, Richard P

2005-01-01

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Evaluation of Economic Education from Graduates’ Point of View  

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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.

Hana ?ezanková

2012-03-01

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Attitudes of Irish dental graduates to vocational training.  

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

McKenna, G

2010-05-01

 
 
 
 
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Mobility and Pension Rights of Federal Contract Workers.  

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The report examines the mobility, pension plan coverage rates and effects of layoff on the pension rights of Federal contract workers. Comparisons of mobility and pension rights are made both between Federal contract and non-contract workers and between e...

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1978-01-01

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Federalism without federal values? Austrian citizens’ attitudes towards federalism and their effects on political culture  

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In his 2004 paper “Austria a federation without federalism?” the Canadian researcher Jan Erk stated that “the Austrian federation seems to work more as a unitary system because all political issues are set in a pan-Austrian frame of reference. This is because the federation lacks territorially based societal heterogeneity to sustain a principled commitment to federalism. Societal homogeneity induces a centralist political outlook at all levels of government which undermines the notion o...

Bußja?ger, Peter

2012-01-01

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Assessing global partnerships in graduate nursing.  

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North-South partnerships in graduate nursing education can prepare students to address global healthcare issues, increase cultural competence, and build research capacity. However, the current literature does not include a critical and systematic assessment of partnerships using established guidelines. This paper has two objectives: 1) Find and refine a suitable measure to assess a North-South inter-institutional research and clinical partnership in nursing; 2) Pilot test an assessment measure and describe the results of a systematic institutional self-evaluation of a developing North-South research and clinical partnership within a graduate nursing program. The first objective was addressed by searching for, examining and selecting an assessment measure. The second objective was obtained by applying the assessment measure to a developing graduate-level research and clinical partnership between a Canadian School of Nursing and a Malawian College of Nursing; qualitative data collected included information from a document review and subjective experiences of partners. Results showed that when appropriate revisions are made to an existing guideline, it is applicable to use as an assessment measure for North-South inter-institutional research and clinical partnerships. Recommendations for improvement were made, allowing the guideline to be more specific for research and clinical partnerships. Results demonstrated that the existing Canadian-Malawian partnership was strongest in the guideline category of "shaping the purpose and scope of the partnership," and weakest in "partnership implementation and context." This paper implies that: 1) evaluation can strengthen partnerships and enhance educational experience for nursing students; 2) research comparing and contrasting different genres of partnerships could help determine which type is the most appropriate for an institutions' particular outcome goals; and 3) effective establishment and maintenance of North-South partnership occurs through an on-going process of evaluation. PMID:23664107

Birch, Amelia P; Tuck, Jodi; Malata, Address; Gagnon, Anita J

2013-11-01

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The Transition to Work for Italian University Graduates  

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This study investigates the hazard of first job for Italian graduates. The analysis is in particular focused on the transition from university to work, taking into account the graduates' characteristics and the effects relating to degree subject. It is used a large data set from a survey on job opportunities for the 1998 Italian graduates. The paper employs a non parametric discrete-time single risk models to study employment hazard. Alternative mixing distributions have also been used to acc...

2008-01-01

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Chinese High School Graduates’ Beliefs About English Learning  

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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 langua...

Li, Chi-li

2011-01-01

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Thermal Energy for Space Cooling-Federal Technology Alert; FINAL  

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

2000-01-01

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Thermal Energy for Space Cooling--Federal Technology Alert  

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

Brown, Daryl R.

2000-12-31

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Thermal Energy Storage for Space Cooling--Federal Technology Alert  

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

Brown, Daryl R

2000-12-31

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

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

Vassilis Kostoglou

2011-12-01

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Federal Emergency Management Agency  

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Federal budget timetable  

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

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Federal offshore statistics: 1990  

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The ninth edition of Federal Offshore Statistics reports the mineral leasing, exploration, and production activities on the submerged lands and seabeds of the Nation's Outer Continental Shelf, as of December 31, 1990. This edition also includes selected offshore statistics provided by the coastal states.

Barbagallo, M.B.; Harris, W.M.; Heimberger, M.L.; O' Brien, D. (comps.)

1991-01-01

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Federal offshore statistics, 1988  

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This seventh edition of the Federal Offshore Statistics reports the mineral leasing, exploration, and production activities on the submerged lands and seabeds of the Nation's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), as of December 31, 1988. This edition also includes selected offshore statistics provided by the coastal States. 67 tabs.

Harris, W.M.; Thurston, L. (comps.)

1989-01-01

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"Our federalism" moves indoors.  

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A great deal of the US Supreme Court's federalism jurisprudence over the past two decades has focused on the outer limits of federal power, suggesting a mutually exclusive division of jurisdiction between the states and the federal government, where subjects are regulated by one sovereign or the other but not both. This is not an accurate picture of American governance as it has operated over the past half century - most important areas of American life are regulated concurrently by both the federal government and the states. The Supreme Court's June 2012 decision clearing the way for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to move forward thus should not be regarded as an affront to state sovereignty but as a realistic embrace of state power in its active, modern form. The PPACA is infused with multiple major roles for the states, and as the statute goes into operation over the next few years, states retain, and are already exercising, substantial policy discretion. PMID:23262774

Ruger, Theodore W

2013-04-01

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Surveying graduate students’ attitudes and approaches to problem solving  

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

Chandralekha Singh

2010-12-01

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High-Stakes Testing and the History of Graduation  

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

Sherman Dorn

2003-01-01

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The graduate nurse experience: qualitative residency program outcomes.  

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Graduate nurses experience role conflict and stress as they begin practice in work environments of high complexity, nurse shortages, and expectations to become competent rapidly. The authors report outcomes from a study that evaluated qualitative responses to the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey administered to graduate nurse residents in the University HealthSystem Consortium/American Association of Colleges of Nursing postbaccalaureate nurse residency program at 12 academic hospital sites. Qualitative analysis provided sufficient evidence to convert specific open-ended questions on the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey instrument to a quantitative format for ease of administration and analysis. PMID:18690125

Fink, Regina; Krugman, Mary; Casey, Kathy; Goode, Colleen

2008-01-01

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Graduate student development through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  

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

Laura N. Schram

2012-02-01

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

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

Hegarty, Niall

2011-01-01

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

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

Stewart, Debra W.

2013-01-01

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

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

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

2007-01-01

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

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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 archi...

2012-01-01

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

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The problem of unemployed university graduates has become serious in China since the expansion of the higher education system in 1999, leading to an unemployment spell. Of China’s 5.6 million university graduates in 2008, 1.7 million are reported to have been unable to find jobs.  In this paper, the factors that determine whether a graduate finds a job in China have been studied. A duration model for this study indicates that the graduates find jobs faster if they come from college...

2011-01-01

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The Effects of Sex, Race, Family Background, Major Field, and Ability on Post-College Activities pursued by Bachelor's Level Graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

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Data collected in a fall 1975 survey of the spring 1974 graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) were used to analyze the effects that various student characteristics have on the selection of post-college activities by bachelor's degree graduates. A 25-percent stratified, random sample was used with a response rate of…

Sanford, Timothy R.

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America's Graduation from High School: The Evolution and Spread of Secondary Schooling in the Twentieth Century  

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Secondary-school enrollment and graduation rates increased spectacularly in much of the United States from 1910 to 1940; the advance was particularly rapid from 1920 to 1935 in the nonsouthern states. This increase was uniquely American; no other nation underwent an equivalent change for several decades. States that rapidly expanded their high school enrollments early in the period had greater wealth, more homogeneity of wealth, and less manufacturing activity than others. Factors prompting t...

Goldin, Claudia

1998-01-01

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Jobs for Young University Graduates : Is It Worth Having a Degree?  

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This study addresses the question: Are workers who hold a university degree increasingly filling job openings meant for people with lower levels of schooling? It focuses on Portugal, where the higher education system has been expanding at a fast pace and the share of university graduates in total labour force has been increasing, but where the unemployment rate for such workers has also been increasing. The analysis relies on a remarkable dataset covering the entire workforce in manufacturing...

2004-01-01

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Entrepreneurship training and self-employment among university graduates: Evidence from a randomized trial in Tunisia  

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In economies characterized by low labor demand and high rates of youth unemployment, entrepreneurship training has the potential to enable youth to gain skills and create their own jobs. This paper presents experimental evidence on a new entrepreneurship track that provides business training and personalized coaching to university students in Tunisia. Undergraduates in the final year of licence appliquée were given the opportunity to graduate with a business plan instead of following the sta...

2012-01-01

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2008-01-01

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Federal Laws That Can Help  

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... health care and other areas. How we can help Resources for People with Arthritis Information, practical tips ... More email print share Federal Laws That Can Help Several federal laws give your child rights by ...

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The Civic Federation  

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Established in 1894, the Civic Federation is a non-partisan government research organization "working to maximize the quality and cost-effectiveness of government services in the Chicago region and the State of Illinois." On this site, visitors can learn about the Federation's research programs, the Institute for Illinois' Fiscal Sustainability (IIFS), and updates on Chicagoland governance. The section dedicated to the IIFS is most useful, as it contains research reports on the state of Illinois' budget, infrastructure, and related matters. In the Press Room, visitors can take advantage of basic primers and fact sheets which include "Cook County Property Tax Primers" and "How Does the City of Chicago Spend Your Tax Dollars?" The Library area contains all published reports dating back to 1993. Visitors can search through these offerings by Issues, Government, and Report Type.

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Federalizmi Anlamak Understanding Federalism  

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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.

Yavuz ÖZDEM?R

2013-09-01

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Cloud federations in contrail  

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

2012-01-01

294

Federal Monetary Policy  

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What is the optimal institutional structure for an independent central bank? The paper shows when it will be optimal for a country to have a central bank to be organized according to federal, purely national or a combination of both aspects. The analysis is then extended to a supranational monetary union and it is shown which organizational structure of a common central bank is optimal for participating countries and when they are willing to join. The implications for an enlargement of a mone...

Hefeker, Carsten

2001-01-01

295

Fiscal Federalism and Demography  

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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...

2005-01-01

296

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…

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297

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

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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...

2011-01-01

298

Diagnostic Examination for Students Entering Graduate Study in Soil Science.  

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Reports that students with soil science background performed better on a diagnostic examination; no relationship existed between exam performance and country of origin, degree sought, or undergraduate class quartile. Concludes that exam results, the grade received in a beginning graduate-level course and the cumulative graduate grade-point average…

Loynachan, T. E.

1988-01-01

299

A Survey of Optometry Graduates to Determine Practice Patterns.  

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A summary of a study of optometry graduates conducted by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is provided. The data covered aspects of recently graduated O.D.s' experience in obtaining a state license, becoming established in practice, and their practice characteristics. (Author/MLW)

Bleimann, Robert L.; Smith, Lee W.

1984-01-01

300

ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2012. Alaska  

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

ACT, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

 
 
 
 
301

ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2010. Alaska  

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This report provides information about the performance of 2010 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2010 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the context of…

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2010-01-01

302

ACT Profile Report: State. Graduating Class 2009. Alaska  

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This report provides information about the performance of 2009 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2009 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the context of…

ACT, Inc., 2009

2009-01-01

303

Dieting Behaviors of Young Women Post-College Graduation  

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Obesity is a major public health epidemic in the United States. During the past decade, obesity has increased across all education levels, including college graduates. The purpose of this research was to study the health decisions that young women, post-college graduation make regarding their food intake. The subjects in this study completed a…

Soliah, LuAnn; Walter, Janelle; Antosh, Deeanna

2007-01-01

304

Health-Related Barriers to Learning among Graduate Students  

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

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

2011-01-01

305

Building Trust to Relieve Graduate Student Research Anxiety  

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This paper outlines the case studies of two librarians who work closely with graduate students in fine arts programs. Realizing that graduate students can often experience a unique form of research anxiety, both librarians collaborated with faculty to embed themselves into the research methods courses of their programs. Both librarians found that…

Brinkman, Stacy N.; Hartsell-Gundy, Arianne A.

2012-01-01

306

Assessing Sociology Educational Outcomes: Occupational Status and Mobility of Graduates.  

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Reports on first and current occupations of sociology majors in order to assess education outcomes in the field. Earnings of males and females, graduate degree status and income, changes in prestige, and choice of graduate program are explored. Implications for the teaching of sociology are discussed. (KO)

Watts, W. David; Ellis, Ann Marie

1989-01-01

307

Graduate Museum Studies Curricula: Meeting the Needs of the Field  

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The goal of this study was to assess how graduate museum studies programs are meeting the current and anticipated future needs of the museum profession. A comprehensive assessment was conducted to determine the knowledge and skills most emphasized in graduate museum studies curricula and those most valued by leading museum practitioners. A total…

Bomar, William Frank

2012-01-01

308

Forecasting the Norwegian Labour Market for Graduates Holding Higher Degrees  

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This article investigates the phenomenon of long-term unemployed graduates of Norwegian higher education institutions over the period 1973-1999. The phenomenon was unexpected. One explanation for it is that the market for graduates was and remains in disequilibrium because wages are not sufficiently flexible downward. Thus unemployment would be…

Naess, Terje

2004-01-01

309

Technology: Graduate Student 2.0--Distance Education  

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This column is typically devoted to discussion of the different ways in which public service librarians use technology. But for this, the special graduate student issue and her inaugural issue as the technology columnist, Breakstone is flipping things around. Public service librarians can best help their graduate student patrons by understanding…

Breakstone, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

310

Survey of University of Toledo Legal Assisting Technology Graduates.  

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Graduates of the Legal Assisting Technology program at the University of Toledo were surveyed in 1981, as part of the requirement of the American Bar Association Approval Process. Questionnaires, which are appended, were sent to graduates and employers. In addition to curriculum, information was gathered with respect to the job placement,…

Robon, Nancy C.

311

Graduate Employability: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Employers' Perceptions  

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

Cai, Yuzhuo

2013-01-01

312

Overeducation in the Graduate Labour Market: A Quantile Regression Approach  

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This paper exploits the homogeneity of data from a cohort of Northern Ireland graduates to explore the extent to which both the incidence and impacts of overeducation are specific to individuals of particular ability levels as proxied by their position within the graduate wage distribution. It was found that whilst the incidence of overeducation…

McGuinness, Seamus; Bennett, Jessica

2007-01-01

313

The Philosophical Nature of Teachers--Graduate and Undergraduate.  

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This study of the nature of the philosophical beliefs of graduate and undergraduate teacher education students compares secondary and elementary undergraduates, as well as secondary and elementary graduates, as to ontology, epistemology, and axiology. The Ames Philosophical Belief Inventory was administered to 454 students in attendance of classes…

Starky, John D.; Baar, Rita L.

314

Generalist and Specialist Graduate Business Degrees: Tangible and Intangible Value  

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Completion of a graduate degree in business, be it the general MBA or a specialized Master program, should add value to graduates and provide them with certain competencies to make them better managers and leaders. This article evaluates the impact of several Master level studies in business at a large, urban university in the southwestern US. We…

Baruch, Y.; Bell, M.P.; Gray, D.

2005-01-01

315

East-Asian Students' Choice of Canadian Graduate Schools  

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This study seeks to explain why and how international graduate students from East Asia choose to come to Canada to pursue advanced education, to assess the strengths and dynamics of the factors influencing the enrollment decision, and to describe possible implications both for education-exporting countries and universities offering graduate

Chen, Liang-Hsuan

2007-01-01

316

Competencies for Graduate Culinary Management Degree Programs: Stakeholders' Perspectives  

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Available literature on graduate hospitality education was highly focused on required competencies for hospitality management degree programs but not on culinary management. One possible explanation is that the culinary sector still lags behind in the formation of graduate culinary management programs in the United States. This causal comparative…

George, Annette A.

2009-01-01

317

Graduate Education Is the Dubai of Higher Learning  

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Mark C. Taylor's op-ed in the "New York Times," "End the University as We Know It," struck a nerve among both faculty and graduate students, as shown by the numerous blog posts and letters to the editor it inspired. Taylor, chair of the religion department at Columbia University, spoke directly to their deepest insecurities by describing graduate

Adamson, Morgan

2010-01-01

318

Graduate Recruitment and Selection Practices in Small Businesses.  

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

Stewart, Jim; Knowles, Vanessa

2000-01-01

319

Graduate Training Schemes Have Demonstrably Accelerated Promotion Patterns  

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For many years the demise of the graduate recruitment scheme has been predicted, some suggesting that dynamic employers want graduates that can take substantial responsibility and contribute to bottom line profitability within months of joining an organisation. Contrary to this view, some "blue chip" organisation that if invested in, would be…

Hayman, K.; Lorman, A.

2004-01-01

320

The GRE: A Barrier to Women Returning to Graduate School?  

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Discusses the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as a possible admission barrier for women returning to graduate school, including data from an informal survey of ten universities in the southeastern United States. The validity of the exams for this population is examined, and alternatives are suggested for identifying older adult women who would…

Tisue, Linda J.; Whitaker, Dianne P.

1999-01-01

 
 
 
 
321

Ad Campaign Urges Undergraduates to Take Graduate Record Exam  

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Several months ago, the Educational Testing Service began planning a campaign to encourage more college juniors and seniors to consider graduate school--and to take its Graduate Record Examination. The timing may prove fortuitous. David G. Payne, executive director of the GRE, says the campaign seeks not only to expand students' options, but also…

Ashburn, Elyse

2008-01-01

322

Does Higher Education Matter? Lessons from a Comparative Graduate Survey  

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Renewed public interest in the relationships between higher education and the world of work and a deficient data base contributed to the decision to undertake a major comparative study on graduate employment and work. In the framework of the CHEERS study, supported by the European Commission's TSER programme, some 40,000 graduates of the academic…

Teichler, Ulrich

2007-01-01

323

Differential Developmental Pathways of High School Dropouts and Graduates  

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The authors examined the developmental pathways between high school graduates and dropouts. The authors obtained official school data via a random sample of 119 students enrolled across 4 cohorts. The authors postulated 2 research questions: (a) Do differences exist in the developmental pathways of high school graduates in comparison with high…

Hickman, Gregory P.; Bartholomew, Mitchell; Mathwig, Jennifer; Heinrich, Randy S.

2008-01-01

324

Re-Engineering Graduate Skills--A Case Study  

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

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

2009-01-01

325

The Criterion Problem: What Measure of Success in Graduate Education?  

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A wide variety of potential indicators of graduate student performance are reviewed. Based on research literature, experience with recent and current research projects, and conversations with graduate faculty members and administrators, the various indicators are considered in two ways. First, they are analyzed within the framework of the…

Hartnett, Rodney T.; Willingham, Warren W.

326

Technology in Japan: Advancing the Frontiers. Part 1: Graduate Education.  

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Expresses concern for the development of graduate education programs in technological fields in Japan. Compares and contrasts the educational systems of Japan and the United States. Claims that graduate education in Japan has not absorbed the flexibility and open structure of American education. (TW)

Grayson, Lawrence P.

1987-01-01

327

Multidisciplinary Graduate Education in Bioprocess Engineering  

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

Mark A. Eiteman

2006-04-18

328

Students Left Behind: Measuring 10th to 12th Grade Student Persistence Rates in Texas High Schools  

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The No Child Left Behind Act requires states to publish high school graduation rates for public schools and the U.S. Department of Education is currently considering a mandate to standardize high school graduation rate reporting. However, no consensus exists among researchers or policy-makers about how to measure high school graduation rates. In this paper, we use longitudinal data tracking a cohort of students at 82 Texas public high schools to assess the accuracy and precision of three wide...

2010-01-01

329

77 FR 27381 - Safety Zone; Newport High School Graduation Fireworks, Newport, OR  

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...Safety Zone; Newport High School Graduation Fireworks...Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as...Safety Zone; Newport High School Graduation Fireworks Display...Safety Zone; Newport High School Graduation Fireworks...

2012-05-10

330

25 CFR 36.32 - Graduation requirements for a high school diploma.  

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Sec. 36.32 Standard XII--Graduation requirements for a high school diploma. Graduation requirements contained under this section shall be applied beginning with the graduating class of the 1987-88 school...

2002-04-01

331

Teaching and Evaluating Graduate Attributes in Science Based Disciplines  

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Full Text Available Graduate attributes, other than professional knowledge and skills, are now important outcomes for tertiary education. In science, anecdotal observations indicated minimal focus on: innovation; independent learning; communication; and societal involvement. Therefore, how graduate attributes were introduced, developed, taught and assessed into first and second year science units were investigated. Which graduate attributes were contextualized into learning objectives and activities together with how outcomes were measured and assessed were investigated. Results showed ~70% of teaching, development and assessment centred on disciplinary knowledge and most of the rest on professional skills. Oral presentations, portfolios, extended writing, and field trips comprised ~15% of assessment. Hence, a structured overview is needed to address the full scope of graduate attributes at the course level. There is an urgent need for the modern needs of tertiary education to be embraced by staff to ensure graduate attributes are attained commensurate with the expectations of the wider community.

George Henryk Herok

2013-08-01

332

The Role of Graduate Employee Unions in Gender Equality (abstract)  

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Graduate employee unions represent a significant fraction of graduate employees in the United States, Canada, and other nations. The collective bargaining process is a unique forum where issues ranging from paid parental leave, hostile work environment, and access to lactation rooms can be addressed on an even footing with the employing universities. Because employment is governed by a collective bargaining agreement, violations are subject to a grievance policy. The Teaching Assistants' Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the oldest graduate employee unions in the world. We discuss this example union, including successes in both the collective bargaining process and the grievance procedure. In particular, we find that graduate employee unions are an effective means of fighting pregnancy discrimination. We also provide a comparison of parental leave policies for graduate students at various universities.

Murphy, Nicholas A.; Freeland, Emily

2009-04-01

333

Federating Metadata Catalogs  

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

Baru, C.; Lin, K.

2009-04-01

334

Other High-Risk Factors for Young Drivers--How Graduated Licensing Does, Doesn't, or Could Address Them.  

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Examines the risk factors underlying the high crash rates of newly licensed drivers and assesses the extent to which existing graduated driver-licensing programs address these risks. Discusses such risks as driver fatigue, not using seat belts, high speeds, high-powered vehicles, and in-vehicle distractions. (Contains 66 references.) (AUTHOR/WFA)

Ferguson, Susan A.

2003-01-01

335

75 FR 38999 - Federal Perkins Loan Program: Federal Family Education Loan Program and William D. Ford Federal...  

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...Perkins Loan Program: Federal Family Education Loan Program and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary...Perkins Loan), Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL), and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) program...

2010-07-07

336

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

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

Marshall, Zachary L.

337

Researches about suicide in Brazilian graduate program  

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Full Text Available The suicide is considered a public health problem and worries governments and health professionals in many countries. We aim to verify the Strict Sense Scientific Production in Brazil, describing the researches achieved in the health area. The descriptive and bibliographical study started in 27th December 2005 in CAPES data bank, via internet, that from the term suicide found 128 dissertations and 50 thesis. The abstracts were read, looking for the studied variables, year and local of defense, knowledge area, instruments and/or strategies of collecting and analysis prepared. The abstracts correspond to 0, 14% of the total registered in CAPES from 1989 to 2003 in the following areas: Literature, History, Sociology, Law, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Education, Communication, Medical Sciences and Biological Sciences. The difficulties to become viable this research made us perceive that the programs of Post-Graduation must be attentive to formation of the data sent to CAPES.

Maria Dalva Santos Alves

2007-12-01

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Researches about suicide in Brazilian graduate program  

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Full Text Available The suicide is considered a public health problem and worries governments and health professionals in many countries. We aim to verify the Strict Sense Scientific Production in Brazil, describing the researches achieved in the health area. The descriptive and bibliographical study started in 27th December 2005 in CAPES data bank, via internet, that from the term suicide found 128 dissertations and 50 thesis. The abstracts were read, looking for the studied variables, year and local of defense, knowledge area, instruments and/or strategies of collecting and analysis prepared. The abstracts correspond to 0, 14% of the total registered in CAPES from 1989 to 2003 in the following areas: Literature, History, Sociology, Law, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Education, Communication, Medical Sciences and Biological Sciences. The difficulties to become viable this research made us perceive that the programs of Post-Graduation must be attentive to formation of the data sent to CAPES.

Maria Dalva Santos Alves

2007-11-01

339

Camp Concrete Growth of a Graduate Program  

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Students at The University of Oklahoma are offered an opportunity to participate in a locally funded undergrad research program, "Camp Concrete", which is loosely based on the National Science Foundations, Research Experience for Undergrad (REU) program. Forty seven students have been involved in this program during the last four summers. The research foci include structural, and civil engineering materials. This successful summer research program involves large numbers of undergraduates in cutting edge, "pure" research. The organization and management of the undergrad research program is discussed. Challenges for the faculty and staff include; locating funding support, quick implementation of the research, high volume testing, encouraging active learning while making the work fun and exciting, and expanding the students horizons beyond the immediate research focus of their team. As the summer progresses, the students take over day-to-day management of the projects. To ensure that all the students are engaged in the research and understand its goals and challenges, weekly meetings are held to discuss progress, difficulties and preliminary results. Helping to make the work fun and exciting, while granting the students control of the research process, encourages the students to pursue graduate study. Each of the projects that are used to fund this program addresses an immediate need identified by the individual project sponsor. The project sponsors are not aware that their research program is funding this undergraduate research program and are only interested in solutions to their research problem. Assessment methods for the undergraduate research include the standard methods used for graduate level research. This includes evaluation of the projects outcome by the sponsors, presentation and discussion at national conventions & peer reviewed journal articles. The program is analyzed and the students experience and its possible impact on their personal and professional life is discussed and evaluated in this paper. These aspects of the program are assessed through the use of a survey.

Ramseyer, Chris

2011-09-07

340

Piecing Together the Puzzle of Graduate Employment: Factors that Shape the Graduate Work Expectations of Human Resource Management Students  

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Providing graduates with a set of skills and attributes relevant to their future employment remains a key topic in both higher education policy and research. This paper reports findings from a pilot study of human resource management (HRM) students' perceptions of the graduate work experience. Specifically, it focuses on how these perceptions are…

Parris, Melissa A.; Saville, Kerrie

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
341

Expectation Gaps, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment of Fresh Graduates: Roles of Graduates, Higher Learning Institutions and Employers  

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Purpose: The aim of this research is to attempt to reveal the difference between what fresh graduates expect and their actual experiences pertaining to the working environment. Design/methodology/approach: Using a set of self-administered questionnaires, data were collected from 128 graduates. They were asked to indicate their preferences on…

Jusoh, Mazuki; Simun, Maimun; Chong, Siong Choy

2011-01-01

342

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

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

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

2012-01-01

343

An Xrootd Italian Federation  

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

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

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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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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

2008-08-19

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Investigate of Eligibility Usage of Graduated Compression Stockings  

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Full Text Available Background: Venous Thromboembolism is common cause of morbidity and mortality. Graduated compression stockings to reduce venous thromboembolism is one of the most frequently applied methods. Graduated compression stockings unless there are contraindications safely when used correctly.Objective: This study examined appropriateness of use of graduated compression stockings.Methodology: The study was run in the University Hospital and Clinics of Urology and Orthopedics. Sample of the study 114 patients were enrolled. A questionnaire developed by researchers in data collection were used. Analysis of data, number, percentage, chi-square test was performed.Results: The patients of 77.5% graduated compression stockings for the use of compressed information from the health team, 58.8% of showed they know how to use graduated compression stockings. The patients of 29.8% experienced difficulty was the use of graduated compression stockings. The patients of 96.5% the stocking size was appropriate, 92.1% of the patients worn correctly, 30.7% of the patients took off the stockings daily and examined the skin, 21.9% experienced wrinkling and gliding of the stocking, 19.3 % experienced a curling up of stocking, which created a tourniquet effect. 32.5 % experienced heat increase in both legs, 30.7% experienced itching, 11.4% experienced sensitiveness, 8.8% experienced ertyhema and numbness.Conclusion: As a result of this study is the appropriate use of graduated pressure stockings, but because of deficiencies in patient education were experiencing some problems.

Birgül Nurulke

2012-01-01

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Information Seeking in Context: Results of Graduate Student Interviews  

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Full Text Available Abstract We conducted a qualitative research study examining the information seeking behaviours of Psychology, Sociology and Women’s Studies graduate students at a large research intensive university to determine how graduate students find information; the roles that faculty members, fellow graduate students and librarians play in the information search; and graduate students’ knowledge of information resources and services. The context of graduate student information seeking was uncovered through an analysis of the data using the trichotomy of people, place and information. Across the disciplines, Master’s students were more likely to ask for librarian assistance than PhD students. The interview findings will be used to improve librarian support to this user group via an instruction plan aimed at those graduate students most in need of librarian assistance: Master’s students. We recommend a series of several (e.g., approximately four to eight strategically timed brief (e.g., ten-minute sessions offered via a first-year mandatory research methods course. Sessions would introduce students to key resources, explain the role librarians can play in their research and advertise the office hours service. This enhanced librarian support will ensure that all new graduate students have a common information seeking knowledge base and that they understand the services offered by their liaison librarians. Most importantly, it places librarians in close proximity to graduate students providing opportunities to uncover and address their actual research needs. Future research will look at the effectiveness of this plan in supporting graduate students with their research.

Marg Sloan

2013-04-01

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Graduate Level Mathematics Curriculum Courses: How are they taught?  

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Full Text Available Even though there is much research related to the teaching and learning of K-12 mathematics, there are few studies in the literature related to university professors’ teaching. In this research report, I investigated how three professors of mathematics education structure their graduate level curriculum courses. The results show that three factors influence the ways that the professors design this course: (a their view of mathematics curriculum, (b their view of graduate students’ contributions to classroom atmosphere, and (c their learning goals for the graduate students.

Zelha Tunç-Pekkan

2007-01-01

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Graduated cementing of casings with use of type MSTs sleeves  

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VNIIKRneft has developed special sleeves to perform the graduated cementing of casings. This paper describes the graduated cementing technique, with the use of the MSTs1-146 sleeves (146 mm diameter production strings, located at a depth of 2,830 m), at Well No 40-Bochkarevskaya, and a depth of 2,607 m at Well No 32Solotskaya, Kuybyshevneft Association. Test results proved out the reliability of domestically produced units. The paper lists requirements that must be observed in order to produce high quality work with graduated cementing.

Yeremenko, V.V.; Kogan, E.V.; Milshteyn, V.M.; Trifonov, V.L.

1984-01-01

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Graduate studies in instrumentation at the University of Provence  

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The University of Provence instrumentation department offers a high level of graduate and post graduate engineering programs. Its mission is to form technician experts and engineers with a deep knowledge in their discipline: metrology, instrumentation, tests, Research and Development, automatism and industrial process control. The specialty of master on test facilities instrumentation has been developed in collaboration with the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) since 2004. This curriculum offers now a specialization in nuclear detection and nuclear instrumentation. More than 80% of the graduates formed by block-release training of master find a job within 6 months

2009-06-07

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Nova Scotia: late career nurse and new graduate transition.  

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Addressing Canada's growing shortage of nurses requires effective strategies for their education, retention and recruitment. Although Nova Scotia produces more than 250 registered nurses and 125 licensed practical nurses each year, some 20% of these graduates leave the province to work elsewhere. The Nova Scotia Research to Action project focused on three retention and recruitment projects: (a) a new-nurse graduate orientation/transition framework, (b) guidelines for nursing mentorship and (c) an online employment tool to assist in the hiring of new nurse graduates. Project partners continue to work collaboratively to advance these provincial initiatives. PMID:22398478

Bellefontaine, Pat; Eden, Valerie

2012-03-01

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Grade Inflation Rates among Different Ability Students  

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

Stephanie Mc Spirit

1999-09-01

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Solar Federal Buildings Program plan  

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The Solar Federal Buildings Program (SFBP) is a multi-year program designed to stimulate the growth and improve the efficiency of the solar industry by providing funds to Federal agencies for the design, acquisition, construction, and installation of commercially applicable solar hot water, heating, cooling, and process systems in new and existing Federal buildings. The program plan to be used in implementing this major solar commercialization effort is outlined.

1980-02-01

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A comparison of parametric models for mortality graduation. Application to mortality data of the Valencia Region (Spain)  

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The parametric graduation of mortality data has as its objective the satisfactory estimation of the death rates based on mortality data but using an age-dependent function whose parameters are adjusted from the crude rates obtainable directly from the data. This paper proposes a revision of the most commonly used parametric methods and compares the results obtained with each of them when they are applied to the mortality data for the Valencia Region. As a result of the comparison, we conclude...

Ana M Debo?n, Francisco Montes

2005-01-01

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Federal Buildings Supplemental Survey 1993  

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

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1995-11-01

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SEI Report on Graduate Software Engineering Education for 1991.  

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This report on graduate software engineering education presents a variety of information for university educators interested in establishing a software engineering program. This includes a model curriculum, an annotated bibliography of software engineerin...

G. Ford

1991-01-01

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Exploring Marital Satisfaction among Graduate Students: Implications for Service Delivery  

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This article provides a synopsis of the theoretical and empirical literature describing the effects of graduate study on marital satisfaction. These findings offer implications for psychoeducational and responsive interventions for family counselors working with this population.

Gold, Joshua M.

2006-01-01

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Chinese High School Graduates’ Beliefs About English Learning  

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Full Text Available 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 teaching model; 3 demonstrate a high preference for an immersion approach; and 4 display a high degree of autonomy in English learning. The findings are beneficial for need analysis and provide guidance for curriculum design to the University in research and other similar contexts.
Key words: High school graduates; Beliefs about English learning; English learning experiences

Chi-li LI

2011-10-01

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Career Patterns and Work Participation of Graduate Female Social Workers.  

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The study develops tools for predicting the work participation by graduate female social workers using two main explanatory variables--'early sex role ideology' (an ideological position on future work and sex roles and early occupational aspiration) and '...

D. M. C. Herberg

1970-01-01

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Yoga as a Burnout Preventative for Psychology Graduate Students  

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Psychology graduate students experience unique stressors resulting from academic tasks and regular exposure to emotional distress (Stratton, Kellaway, & Rottini, 2007). Pervasive stress may eventually lead to burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment (Maslach, 1986). Burnout impinges on academic…

Marquez, Genevive

2011-01-01

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Graduate Training in Toxicology in Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.  

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Presented are an American Board of Veterinary Toxicology survey and evaluation of the training resources available in graduate programs in toxicology located in colleges of veterinary medicine. Regulatory toxicology, number of toxicologists needed, and curriculum are also discussed. (JMD)

Robens, J. F.; Buck, W. B.

1979-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Graduate Students Take to the Field in K–12 Education  

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By providing fellowships to graduate students, who then design and teach science activities, the National Science Foundation offers a way to bring the resources and expertise of universities to school children.

Mitchell, Betsy J.; Gillespie, Rosemary G.

2007-01-01

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Final Evaluation Report  

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... Graduate Research Fellowship Program Final Evaluation Report September 2002 1. Executive Summary ... Introduction (PDF) 20kb 4. The Evaluation Study (PDF) 41k 5. Transition Point One: Entry into ...

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Federal offshore statistics, 1989  

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This eighth edition of Federal Offshore Statistics reports the mineral leasing, exploration, and production activities on the submerged lands and seabeds of the Nation's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), as of December 31, 1989. This edition also includes selected offshore statistics provided by the coastal States. In accordance with standard accounting practice, parentheses used within the report's tables indicate negative numbers that are not added in a given column or numbers that are subtracted from a column. This 1989 edition includes corrections to previously reported data resulting from internal audits and recapitulations. The corrected figures are taken from current OCS Statistical Summaries and supersede figures published earlier by the Minerals Management Service (MMS). 67 tabs.

Harris, W.M.; Heimberger, M.L.; O' Brien, D.; Thurston, L. (comps.)

1989-01-01

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The Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) - Postgraduate education with an interdisciplinary focus  

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The Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) provides a dedicated research training programme for PhD students in all fields related the marine realm combined with an exceptional supervision and support programme in a stimulating research environment. The graduate school is part of MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within the frame of the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote top-level research at German universities. GLOMAR hosts approx. 75 PhD students from different research institutions in Bremen and Bremerhaven. 50% of them are German, 50% have an international background. All students are a member of one of the four GLOMAR research areas: (A) Ocean & Climate, (B) Ocean & Seafloor, (C) Ocean & Life and (D) Ocean & Society. Their academic background ranges from the classical natural sciences to law, social and political sciences. The research areas are supervised by research associates who share their experience and offer advice for their younger colleagues. GLOMAR students work in an interdisciplinary and international context. They spend several months at a foreign research institution and are encouraged to actively participate in international conferences and publish their research results in international scientific journals. The services GLOMAR offers for its PhD students include team supervision by a thesis committee, a comprehensive course programme, research seminars and retreats, a family support programme, a mentoring programme for women in science, an ombudsperson and a funding system for conference trips, research residencies and publication costs. The graduate school offers different formats for interdisciplinary exchange within the PhD student community. Monthly research seminars, which are conducted by the GLOMAR research associates, provide an opportunity to discuss research results, practice oral and poster presentations and learn about methods in research fields other than their own. In the framework of two annual young scientist conferences, PhD students can learn how to organize a conference and practice their skills in presenting, discussing, chairing sessions and building their own network within the community of young scientists. Introductory and expert training courses cover a wide range of topics from different disciplines. More information about the graduate school and its programme can be found on the GLOMAR web page: http://www.marum.de/en/GLOMAR.html

Klose, Christina

2013-04-01

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Federalism, Equity, and the Distribution of Federal Education Grants.  

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Partly because of the rise of block grants, federal distribution mechanisms raise the issues of federal control and distributional equity in elementary-secondary grant programs. Data--drawn from such major programs as aid for education of the disadvantaged, aid for education of the handicapped, vocational education, and bilingual education--were…

Barro, Stephen M.

366

A nurse transition program for orthopaedics: creating a new culture for nurturing graduate nurses.  

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Successful training and initiation of new graduate nurses is a critical concern for the entire healthcare industry. Current literature reports that as many as 80-90% of new graduate nurses will leave their job within the first year of employment (Bradley, 2001). In summer 2001, the inpatient orthopaedic department of a large community hospital in the southeastern United States was faced with significant recruitment and retention issues. In response, a new nurse graduate transition program was developed for the orthopaedic specialty. This program uses an adult learning model and a single dedicated preceptor. In addition to clinical experience, the program provides special attention to the development of professional behavior, relationship building, and critical-thinking skills. During the next 2 years, the program produced eight new orthopaedic nurses with a first-year turnover rate of 0%. In addition, this program has positively influenced other areas of importance for RN recruitment and retention, including quality of care, patient satisfaction, and staff satisfaction. PMID:16056167

Orsini, Christine H

2005-01-01

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Differences in procrastination and motivation between undergraduate and graduate students  

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Procrastination became increasingly prevalent among students in recent years. However, little research was found that directly compares academic procrastination across different academic grade levels. The present study used a self-regulated learning perspective to compare procrastination types and associated motivation between undergraduate and graduate students. Sixty-six undergraduate and sixty-eight graduate students responded to a packet of questionnaires concerning their experience in...

2012-01-01

368

Dance and Social Inclusion: Facilitating the Process, Developing Graduate Employability.  

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This collaborative paper explores issues in response to current concerns regarding dance training within the U.K’s higher education sector pertaining to graduate employability and professional development. Current research into this area suggests that dance graduates whilst retaining a specialism in their art form, often lack a broader range of leadership and facilitation skills necessary to support and develop careers as freelance practitioners working within a range of dance contexts. The...

Hunter, V.; Gladstone, P.

2009-01-01

369

Articulation of Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Public Health  

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The rapid growth of individual undergraduate courses, minors, and baccalaureate degrees in public health presents a new issue for graduate public health education: how does a graduate or professional program address previously completed undergraduate public health coursework? A review of college directories found listings for 154 North American baccalaureate degrees in public health, public health education, and public health nursing. This article addresses the purposes of public health under...

Lee, Joel M.

2008-01-01

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Over-education and the skills of UK graduates  

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During the early Nineties the proportion of UK graduates doubled over a very short period of time. This paper investigates the effect of the expansion on early labour market attainment, focusing on over-education. We define over-education by combining occupation codes and a self-reported measure for the appropriateness of the match between qualification and the job. We therefore define three groups of graduates: matched, apparently over-educated and genuinely over-educated; to compare pre- an...

2007-01-01

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Over-education and the skills of UK graduates  

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During the early Nineties the proportion of UK graduates doubled over a very short period of time. This paper investigates the effect of the expansion on early labour market attainment, focusing on over-education. We define over-education by combining occupation codes and a self-reported measure for the appropriateness of the match between qualification and the job. We therefore define three groups of graduates: matched, apparently over-educated and genuinely over-educated; to compare pre- an...

2006-01-01

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Graduate Students’ Perspectives on Study Environment Based on Exit Survey  

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Graduate exit survey was conducted in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UKM for students graduating from Masters and PhD programs between June 2010 to May 2011. A random sampling was responded by 82 students consisting of Malaysian and international students. The survey consisted of four main parts: respondents’ profile; assessment of learning gains; assessment of educational experience; assessment of academic and non-academic support issues and assessment of facilities and ...

Azah Mohamed; Fatihah Suja; Abdul Halim Ismail

2012-01-01

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Promoting graduate student interest and participation in human gross anatomy.  

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For many years, graduate students at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) were reluctant to enroll in dissection-based human gross anatomy courses. Furthermore, few graduate faculty mentors would allow their students to enroll in these courses. The significant amount of time allotted to courses such as anatomy and its effect on students' research programs have been identified by faculty as the primary reason for this lack of enthusiasm. For example, prior to 1999, graduate students taking human gross anatomy at UNTHSC registered for a 13-semester credit hour (SCH) course that was offered only in the fall semester. In the last 5 years, the anatomy teaching faculty in the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics (CGEN) restructured the human gross anatomy course for graduate students. A series of small, compact anatomy courses, ranging from 3-7 SCHs, are now offered throughout the school year to replace the single anatomy course. The CGEN faculty designed courses based on single or multiple body systems that varied in length from a few weeks to an entire semester. This change was initiated with the implementation of a system-based approach to anatomy instruction in our medical school curriculum and the elimination of our graduate anatomy course. With the development of six anatomy courses covering the entire human body, we have had a significant increase in graduate student participation. Moreover, the shorter duration of the courses has made them more appealing to graduate faculty mentors who want to keep graduate students focused on their research. PMID:15898079

Reeves, Rustin E; Sheedlo, Harold J; Roque, Rouel S

2005-05-01

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Self-presentation of the graduates in employment  

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Full Text Available The article discusses the need for the formation of self-competence of graduates during the university studies, the content of self-presentation, the views and the main stages of preparation. In order to form graduates of effective communication skills with the employer provides examples of design and preparation of self, as well as a number of recommendations to improve the competitive edge in the job market.

Uliya Dmitrieva

2013-04-01

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Profile analysis of post graduate education of midwifery in Turkey  

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Full Text Available Introduction: It is expected from midwives, who are graduated from the post graduate education program, to play an active role in educating midwives who will work in the same area besides protecting and developing maternity and child welfare. Aim: The objective in this research is to analyze some properties about post-graduate midwifery students' education and profession and to investigate undergraduate students', who are studying in post-graduate level, major field of studies. Method: In 2007–2008 academic years, it was reached the data of 84 midwives out of 114 in total, who were registered to the Institute of Health Sciences. They were studying or completed their post-graduate education. Results: It is stated in the research that 56.0% of the midwives who are undergraduate students continue their post-graduate program, 28.6% of them complete it and 15.4% of them continue their doctorate program. Major fields of studies that are completed or maintained by order of highest percentage are: Department of Midwifery, Women Health and Labour Nursing and Public Health Nursing. It is remarkable that doctorate education is mostly maintained in Women Health and Labour Nursing Department, Faculty of Medicine-Department of Public Health and Public Health Nursing major fields of studies. Almost half of the midwives (46.4% states that they carry on their post-graduate education in order to increase the status of the profession and provide scientific development. All of the participants think that it is necessary to open up Midwifery Doctorate Program as soon as possible in Turkey. Conclusions: As a result of the research; it is detected that the need of post-graduate education in the field of midwifery is increasing day by day.

Yeliz Çak?r Koçak

2013-05-01

376

Graduate School of Chemical and Molecular Sciences Zurich (CMSZH)  

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The Graduate School of Chemical and Molecular Sciences of the University of Zurich is a joint initiative of the 'Fachbereich' for Chemistry and Biochemistry. Oriented internationally, the Graduate School seeks to attract to Zurich talented prospective PhD students hailing from Switzerland, Europe and all corners of the world interested in a research career in chemistry and other molecular sciences such a soft-matter physics and molecular biology.

2008-01-01

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Local IRBs vs. Federal Agencies: Shifting Dynamics, Systems, and Relationships  

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How IRBs relate to federal agencies, and the implications of these relationships, have received little, if any, systematic study. I interviewed 46 IRB chairs, directors, administrators, and members, contacting the leadership of 60 U.S. IRBs (every fourth one in the list of the top 240 institutions by NIH funding), interviewing IRB leaders from 34 (response rate=55%). IRBs describe complex direct and indirect relationships with federal agencies that affect IRBs through audits, guidance documen...

Klitzman, Robert L.

2012-01-01

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

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Full Text Available SciELO South Africa | Language: English Abstract in english 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.

Melinde, Coetzee; Kerith, Esterhuizen.

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The Future of the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Graduate Education: Recommendations from the AACP Graduate Education Special Interest Group  

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Despite pharma's recent sea change in approach to drug discovery and development, U.S. pharmaceutical sciences graduate programs are currently maintaining traditional methods for master's and doctoral student education. The literature on graduate education in the biomedical sciences has long been advocating educating students to hone soft skills like communication and teamwork, in addition to maintaining excellent basic skills in research. However, recommendations to date have not taken into ...

Wu-pong, Susanna; Gobburu, Jogarao; O’barr, Stephen; Shah, Kumar; Huber, Jason; Weiner, Daniel

2013-01-01

380

Here today, gone tomorrow? Regional labor mobility of German university graduates  

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In this study we trace university graduates' labor mobility when entering the labor market after graduation. We examine to what extent such mobility is determined by regional factors of the university region, personal characteristics of graduates as well as their field of study. Our analysis is based on a large-scale dataset of labor market mobility of individuals who graduated from 36 German universities in 2007. Our results suggest that graduates are less likely to leave metropolises and th...

Krabel, Stefan; Flo?ther, Choni

2011-01-01

 
 
 
 
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The Causes of Reading Difficulty: The Perception of Iranian EFL Post-graduate and Under-graduate Students  

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Full Text Available This study investigates the causes of the reading difficulty as perceived by under-graduate and post-graduate EFL learners. 34 post-graduate and 36 under-graduate students at the University of Isfahan took part in this study. In particular, this study tries to know whether there is any difference between the perceptions of these two groups of learners. A questionnaire synthesized Eskey (1986, and Bernhardt (1991, cited in Lin (2002, was used as the main instrument for analysis of knowledge categories affecting reading comprehension. The questionnaire considered three general categories of linguistic, conceptual and socio-cultural knowledge as the building blocks of reading. It consists of four multiple-choice questions, all accepting multiple responses. The results of the frequency analysis showed that post-graduate students, with higher level of language proficiency, attached less importance to linguistic knowledge as the factor helping reading comprehension success, but most importance to socio-cultural and conceptual knowledge. With the decrease of linguistic knowledge; however, under-graduates attached better reading comprehension to linguistic knowledge rather than socio-linguistic and conceptual knowledge.

Shiela Kheirzadeh

2012-01-01

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

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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.

Ismar de Souza Carvalho

2007-07-01

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Energy efficiency in the federal government  

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This book contains the following chapters: Policies and Programs for Federal Energy Efficiency; Federal Spending on Energy Used in Commercial and Residential Buildings; Federal Energy Use in General Operations; Six Case Studies; Constraints on Increased Federal Energy Efficiency; and Policy Issues and Options for Improving Federal Energy Efficiency.

1991-01-01

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A properly designed ‘graduate contribution’ could work well for UK students and higher education: even though the original ‘graduate tax’ proposal is a terrible idea  

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First mooted by Vince Cable last month, the discussion of a possible ‘graduate tax’ policy has caused much disagreement within and outside of the coalition. The Liberal Democrats support it because it would make student fees disappear, but the Tories fear another ‘stealth tax’ on the middle classes. Nicholas Barr takes an in-depth look at the proposed graduate tax and shows how the earlier graduate tax would never work, but a modernized form of graduate contribution would deliver many...

Barr, Nicholas

2010-01-01

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Financial Aid and Minority Participation in Graduate Education: A Research Agenda for Today. A Research Report of the Minority Graduate Education (MGE) Project.  

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A proposed agenda to study why minority participation in graduate education is so limited and so often unsuccessful is presented. Considerations to bear in mind include: what kind of financial returns minority students receive as a result of completing graduate school; the limited financial support available for graduate education; the lack of…

Nettles, Michael

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

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...National Flood Insurance Fund. Effective...Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance Administration...time, some risk-bearing...Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance and Mitigation...public entity...

2010-10-01

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76 FR 31393 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-52; Introduction  

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...Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-52; Final Rules Federal Register / Vol. 76...Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-52; Introduction AGENCY: Department of Defense...Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-52. A companion document, the Small...

2011-05-31

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Health care reform and federalism.  

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

Greer, Scott L; Jacobson, Peter D

2010-04-01

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International Post-Graduate Study Course  

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Full text: Head: Tadeusz Lesiak, Assoc. Prof. Doctoral studies at the Institute of Nuclear Physics began in 1984. We co-operate closely with the Tadeusz Kosciuszko Technical University and the Pedagogical Academy in Cracow as well as with the University of Rzeszow. There is also a close collaboration, based on bilateral agreements, with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna), the Czech Technical University (Prague), the State Byelorussian University (Minsk), the Bilkent University (Ankara) and Universite Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie. Prospective candidates have to be university graduates with a M.Sc. degree in Physics or with a M.Eng. degree in a physics-related discipline of applied science. The recruitment is performed every year. Available subjects of study span theoretical and experimental investigations of fundamental interactions (High Energy Physics), theoretical and experimental investigations of condensed matter, atomic physics, astrophysics, foundations of physical theories and mathematical methods of physics, dynamical systems in studies of complex phenomena in nature, computer modeling of structural and dynamical properties of condensed matter, physical methods in investigations of polymers, biological and biomedical applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and other tomography methods, radioisotopes for biomedical sciences, radiation in medical diagnosis and therapy, ultra-sensitive detection methods in biology, material science and environment control, ion implementation in the preparation of new materials. The studies are of four years duration. In the academic year 2006/07 we have 72 students. A substantial part of them are foreigners (eight from the former Soviet Union and two from Italy). We observe a significant growth in the number of applications, especially from Ukraine and Belarus. The successive candidates from these countries are routinely awarded scholarships, founded by Polish Ministry of National Education. In the period 2005-2007, fifteen Polish students are receiving the scholarships from the EU Structural Funds. One of our students (Andrzej Szelc) won a prestigious scholarship of Polish Academy of Sciences. In the period 2005-2006 we have granted the Ph.D. degree in physics to 17 young scientists (more than 120 during the past 22 years of activity). The most distinguished results concerned the following topics: evidence for a new Ds meson in B meson decays ( Jolanta Brodzicka), determination of hadron emitter radii in Z0 decays (Marcin Kucharczyk), interdisciplinary research, aimed at application of methods of nuclear and statistical physics in econophysics (Pawel Oswiecimka), the experimental study of very hot and extremely fast rotating nuclei (Monika Brekiesz), the solution of the normal ordering problem of boson operators (Pawel Blasiak) and the theoretical description of magnetosphere of neutron stars (Marcin Kolonko). (author)

2007-01-01

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The effect of graduated compression tights, compared with running shorts, on counter movement jump performance before and after submaximal running.  

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The purpose of this study was to determine if wearing graduated compression tights, compared with loose fitting running shorts, would increase and or help sustain counter movement jump (CMJ) height after submaximal running. Fourteen competitive runners (6 women and 8 men) participated in this study. The subjects' mean (±SD) for age, height, body mass, percent body fat, resting heart rate, and maximal heart rate were 28.2 ± 14.0 years, 174.7 ± 8.6 cm, 70.2 ± 14.9 kg, 15.5 ± 8.1%, 67.2 ± 7.4 b.min, and 186.5 ± 9.5 b.min, respectively. During testing, subjects wore a Polar RS400 heart rate monitor. Each trial consisted of 15 minutes of continual treadmill running with 5 minutes performed at 50%, 70%, and 85% of the subject's heart rate reserve. Using a Vertec vertical leaper, each subject performed 3 CMJ, both pre- and postrun trials, with the mean value used to measure relative leg power. In addition to the CMJ height data, each subject rated their level of perceived exertion (RPE), and their comfort level, after the postrun trials. The mean postrun CMJ height in graduated compression tights of 60.3 ± 19.4 cm was significantly greater (at the p running shorts of 57.7 ± 19.6 cm (4.5% increase). In addition, the subjects reported a significantly lower level of perceived exertion and greater comfort values while wearing the graduated compression tights. The results of the present study support the use of graduated compression tights for maintenance of lower limb muscle power after submaximal endurance running. PMID:22692109

Rugg, Stuart; Sternlicht, Eric

2013-04-01

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Perspectives on Federalism: Why a new journal?  

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The reasons why the Centre for Studies on Federalism launched a new journal (a web magazine) to consider federalism (federal institutional arrangements as well as potentially federalising processes) at all levels of government.

Morelli, Umberto

2009-01-01

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

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

Davidson, Jeffrey Cody

2014-01-01

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Purdue University graduate certificate program in Veterinary Homeland Security.  

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Our nation lacks a critical mass of professionals trained to prevent and respond to food- and animal-related emergencies. Training veterinarians provides an immediate means of addressing this shortage of experts. Achievement of critical mass to effectively address animal-related emergencies is expedited by concurrent training of professionals and graduate students in related areas. Purdue University offers a Web-based Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Homeland Security to address this special area of need. The program is a collaborative effort among the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, the Purdue Homeland Security Institute, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, the Indiana State Police, and others with the overall goal of increasing capacity and preparedness to manage animal-related emergencies. Individuals with expertise in veterinary medicine, public health, animal science, or homeland security are encouraged to participate. The Web-based system allows courses to be delivered efficiently and effectively around the world and allows participants to continue their graduate education while maintaining full-time jobs. Participants enhance their understanding of natural and intentional threats to animal health, strengthen their skills in managing animal-health emergencies, and develop problem-solving expertise to become effective members of animal emergency response teams and of their communities. Students receive graduate credit from Purdue University that can be used toward the certificate and toward an advanced graduate degree. Currently, 70 participants from 28 states; Washington, DC; Singapore; and Bermuda are enrolled. PMID:18723810

Amass, Sandra F; Blossom, Thaddaeus D; Ash, Marianne; McCay, Don; Mattix, Marc E

2008-01-01

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Employment survey of Montreal dietetic internship graduates, 1975-77.  

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A mail survey of graduates for the previous three years from Montreal area dietetic internships was carried out in 1977-78. One objective of the survey was to collect data on employment status and job turnover. Mailing lists for graduates were obtained from internship program directors. One hundred and ninety-three questionnaires were mailed. Forty-nine percent of the questionnaires were returned. Sixty-one respondents (64%) reported they had left their first position; 73% of these left within one year. The major reason for leaving first positions was 'temporary position' (43%), and 'family reasons' was cited by 10%. Eighty-one percent of respondents were employed at the time of the survey. The major reasons for unemployment were: 'education' (33%); 'family reasons' (22%), and 'no position' (16%). Family reasons for not working were less common in this survey than in a national survey conducted in 1974. Results presented here indicate that recent dietetic graduates who are married and/or have a family are more likely to work today than in 1974, as is the trend for women in other areas of employment. The implications for new graduates are: higher job turnover, fewer permanent positions, and an increase in the number of post graduate degrees. PMID:10266248

Watson, K E; Olejnik, B B

1984-04-01

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Graduation in Denmark : Secular Ritual and Civil Religion  

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Secular rituals are ceremonies having the characteristics of religious rituals but without a transcendental reference. The traditions and ceremonies associated with graduation from the secondary school system in Denmark is apparently such a secular ritual, and the entire period of graduation has all the characteristics of a rite of passage. The graduates wear a traditional cap with a cross as cockade emblem; this special cross is a symbol of Denmark. For graduates of non-Christian background, alternative cockade emblems are available, e.g. a Star of David or a crescent; this shows that the cross emblem is also perceived as a Christian symbol. Social anthropologists Sally Moore and Barbara Myerhoff have suggested a scheme of the categories of religious versus scared for analysing secular rituals where religious symbols are sometimes exhibited. The applicability of their approach is discussed in the analysis of a central part of the Danish graduation ritual, which is a tradition-laden ride through town with thegraduates sitting on the platform of a richly decorated old truck. Finding that the approach of Moore and Myerhoff is not particularly yielding in this case I suggest that it is more meaningful to analyse this ritual ride as an expression of Danish civil religion.

Warburg, Margit

2009-01-01

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A course on professional development for astronomy graduate students  

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There is increasingly wide-spread recognition in astronomy that professional training must broaden beyond its traditional approaches to academic classes and research. Many recent community advisory reports, including the National Academy of Sciences Decadal survey, Astro2010, recommend that graduate education accommodate the variety of career paths taken by graduates, taking into account the wide range of activities scientists engage in and the skills necessary to succeed in career options both inside and outside academia and specific scientific disciplines. In response to this need, Indiana University has recently offered a new graduate seminar in astronomy to provide this broader perspective and to prepare students for a variety of career paths after graduate school. The course uses a mixture of class discussion on selected topics supplemented by short readings, activities that prepare students for seeking employment and practice some necessary skills, and discussions with astronomers who have followed a variety of career paths. An important part of the seminar is the practical preparation of complete applications for typical positions students are likely to pursue following graduation, and the revision of these applications to be appropriate for a non-traditional career path. The goal of the course is to make students aware of the many options for careers that will be available to them and the skills that will be important for their success, and to equip students with strategies for following a personally satisfying career path.

Friel, Eileen D.

2014-01-01

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Market research to recruit graduate students in dietetics.  

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In this study we conducted market research to develop a recruitment plan for the master's degree program in nutrition and dietetics at Louisiana Tech University. When individualized experience routes to dietetics registration were eliminated by The American Dietetic Association's Standards of Education in 1988, graduate student enrollment could not be predicted. The steps of the Baron graduate recruitment model were followed to develop and implement a recruitment plan for the master's degree program in nutrition and dietetics. The steps included (a) assessment, (b) developing recruitment and enrollment objectives, (c) developing a recruitment plan and recruitment strategies to meet the objectives, (d) implementing a recruitment program, and (e) monitoring and evaluating the recruitment program. The assessment step involved institutional, student, competitive, and job market analyses. Written questionnaires, telephone surveys, and focus group interviews completed the student analysis. Of the 92 respondents surveyed, 42 were interested in taking graduate classes. Career advancement, specialization, and personal growth were cited as reasons to pursue graduate study. The Baron model provided a useful guide for developing and implementing the graduate recruitment plan. PMID:8335877

Rhoades, P K; Franz, M

1993-08-01

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Results from the Longitudinal Study of Astronomy Graduate Students  

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The Longitudinal Study of Astronomy Graduate Students (LSAGS), an ongoing, joint project of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP), first collected survey data from astronomy and astrophysics graduate students in 2007-08. The LSAGS follows the same people, all of whom were in graduate school in 2006-07, over time as they start their careers. Most of the respondents are currently working as postdocs. There have been two rounds of the survey so far, and we have recently received funding for a third round from the National Science Foundation (AST-1347723). Results from the first round showed the importance of mentoring for graduate students. Data collection for the second round has been completed, and AIP has just begun analysis of these data. At this talk, I will present the results of the second survey. Ultimately, the LSAGS will *provide detailed data on trends in employment over 10+ years for a single cohort, *collect data on people who leave the field of astronomy during or after graduate school, *determine whether there are sex differences in attrition from astronomy and reasons for this, and *examine factors that precede decisions to persist in, or leave, the field of astronomy.

Ivie, Rachel

2014-01-01

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Federalism : A study of evolution and consequences  

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Federalism is an important and broadly implemented feature in today's international community of polities. Around 70% of the world states are believed to have at least some element of federalism, and around 20 of the world's nations are considered to be federal states, and 40% of the world's population lives in these countries. The purpose of this thesis is therefore to investigate federalism. To see what reasons that is behind federalism and if federalism itself have any effects on issues su...

So?der, Helen

2009-01-01

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Federal Financial Management Report, 2008.  

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The Office of Federal Financial Management within the Office of Management and Budget has developed a Framework for Improving Financial Performance to provide direction and clarity on how the Presidents improvement goals for financial management will be m...

2008-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Federalism in Pakistan, Current Developments  

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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.

Razia Musarrat

2012-04-01

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New Fiscal Federalism in Brazil.  

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The paper provides an overview of the existing state of fiscal federalism in Brazil and suggests directions for change. For this purpose, first the tax and expenditure assignment issues are reviewed and their implications for horizontal and vertical fisca...

A. Shah

1991-01-01

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75 FR 12752 - Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS)  

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...ADMINISTRATION Maximum Per Diem Rates for the Continental United States (CONUS) AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services...rates by GSA for Federal employees on official travel within CONUS. Notices published periodically in the Federal Register,...

2010-03-17

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS GRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN BRAZIL INFORMATION SYSTEMS GRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN BRAZIL  

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Este artigo apresenta o Programa de Pós-graduação em Sistemas de Informação da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) e suas estratégias para desenvolver pesquisas na área no Brasil. Essas estratégias incluem o projeto de áreas de pesquisa em Sistemas de Informação e do currículo do seu programa de Mestrado, a organização de cursos de pós-graduação em desenvolvimento de software, o envolvimento dos estudantes em projetos de extensão e a estruturação de um relacion...

Renata Mendes de Araújo; Márcio de Oliveira Barros

2010-01-01

405

Nonmetro Multiple Jobholding Rate Higher than Metro.  

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Current Population Survey data indicate that 7.2% of nonmetropolitan workers and 6.2% of metropolitan workers held two or more jobs concurrently in 1996. Multiple jobholding rates were highest in the lowest and highest earnings quintiles and for whites, college graduates, and ages 45-54. Teachers accounted for the largest number of nonmetro…

Parker, Timothy S.

1997-01-01

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New graduate perception of clinical competence: testing a causal model.  

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The purpose of this study was to test relationships among variables hypothesized to affect new graduate perceptions of clinical competence. The proposed model was developed based on several theories in sociology, education and nursing. Seven variables were selected for their potential contributions to graduates' perceptions of clinical competence. The sample included 468 new graduates from six baccalaureate nursing programs in Thailand. Path analysis indicated that student effort, perception of clinical learning environment (CLE) and program grade point average had direct effects on perception of clinical competence whereas hardiness had an indirect effect on the outcome variables through its impacts on student effort, perception of CLE and perception of student-faculty relationship. The model explained 8-12% of variance in the subscales of clinical competence. PMID:12667516

Baramee, Julaluk; Blegen, Mary A

2003-05-01

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The Transition to Work for Italian University Graduates  

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This study investigates the hazard of first job for Italian graduates. The analysis is in particular focused on the transition from university to work, taking into account the graduates' characteristics and the effects relating to degree subject. It is used a large data set from a survey on job opportunities for the 1998 Italian graduates. The paper employs a non parametric discrete-time single risk models to study employment hazard. Alternative mixing distributions have also been used to account for unobserved heterogeneity. The results obtained indicate that there is evidence of positive duration dependence after a short initial period of negative duration dependence. In addition, competing risk model with unobserved heterogeneity and non parametric baseline hazard have been estimated to characterize transitions out of unemployment.

Pozzoli, Dario

2008-01-01

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Social support and self-esteem in unemployed university graduates.  

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The first aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the length of time of unemployment and the self-esteem and general life satisfaction of university graduates. The second aim was to examine the function of social support during the period of unemployment. The sample consisted of 98 unemployed university graduates (67 females and 31 males). The measure of self-esteem consisted of the adapted Rosenberg scale. The instruments for assessment of general life satisfaction and social support were developed by the authors of this study. Results showed that length of unemployment, contrary to previous findings, was not related to self-esteem and general life satisfaction. Social support of the parents and the partner was associated with higher self-esteem of unemployed university graduates. PMID:8874614

Lackovi?-Grgin, K; Dekovi?, M; Milosavljevi?, B; Cvek-Sori?, I; Opaci?, G

1996-01-01

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Monitoring of the xrootd federations  

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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...

CERN. Geneva

2013-01-01

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Fiscal federalism and economic growth  

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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...

Brueckner, Jan Keith

2005-01-01

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Russian Federation country report  

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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

2008-05-26

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Effects of discrimination by sex and race on the early careers of British medical graduates during 1981-7.  

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OBJECTIVE--To examine the possible effects of discrimination by sex and race on the career patterns of doctors up to six years after qualifying. DESIGN--Postal questionnaire follow up survey. PARTICIPANTS--1572 Doctors who graduated from five British medical schools in 1981, 1983, and 1985, including 587 women and 131 doctors from ethnic minorities. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES--Reported success rates of applications for training posts. RESULTS--Comparison of the career patterns of women and men yie...

1990-01-01

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The Paradox of Federal Bicameralism  

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Full Text Available Although still regarded by many as an essential feature of a truly federal government, the institution of the federal chamber appears to be experiencing a deep crisis. In all but two cases, in fact, federal chambers have shown over the decades an uncontrollable tendency towards centralization, to the limit that they now seem indistinguishable from regular, national chambers. The article assesses this problem from three perspectives. 1. A theoretical analysis of the concept of regional representation reveals that the origins of such a crisis lie in an intrinsic flaw of the institutional model upon which the chambers are based. 2. An historical analysis of the birth of federal chambers, and particularly of their archetype, the US Senate, shows that such a flaw is due to the misinterpretation of two features of the latter – equal representation and indirect election – which have been regarded as serving to provide true regional representatives, when their original rationale was in fact the protection from the risk of factionalism. 3. Finally, an analysis of the impact of political parties on federalism and on federal chambers shows that a possible solution for their crisis lies in using them as instruments for the decentralization and destructurization of the party system.

Giancarlo Doria

2006-12-01

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Identity Formation of TEFL Graduate Students through Oral Discourse Socialization  

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Full Text Available This paper reports on academic discourse socialization of several EFL teachers in a TEFL graduate program in Iran through oral discourse practices over the first year of the program. It explores how the professional identity of the in-service teachers is affected by the socialization process, their prior histories and contextual factors. It concludes that dialogical interactions through oral discourse practices are likely to result in re-consideration of their prior professional identity. The paper is likely to make a contribution to our understanding of professional identity construction of EFL teachers in graduate programs as far as academic oral discourse practices are concerned.

Parviz Ahmadi

2013-10-01

415

Managing reality shock: Expectations versus experiences of graduate engineers  

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Full Text Available The objective of the study is an analysis of the relationship between the work expectations and experiences of graduate engineers during their early career period. It reports on discrepancies in graduates’ expectations of the world of work and the reality of the early career stage. Conclusions include recommendations of how "reality shock" can be managed better by both organisations and individuals. Qualitative data were obtained through in-depth interviews with sixteen participants with less than five years work experience, employed in a large utility organisation in the Western Cape. Results indicate that participants experience significant incongruence between their expectations of work and work experiences.

Suki Goodman

2007-01-01

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Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program Annual Report: Class of 2011  

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Annual report for the Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP), which PNNL administers for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Features the Class of 2011. The NGFP is a NNSA program with a mission to cultivate future technical and policy leaders in nonproliferation and international security. Through the NGFP, outstanding graduate students with career interests in nonproliferation are appointed to program offices within the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN). During their one-year assignment, Fellows participate in programs designed to detect, prevent, and reverse the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

McMakin, Andrea H.

2012-08-20

417

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF GHANAIAN POLYTECHNIC GRADUATES  

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Full Text Available This paper examines the suitability of the content and pedagogy of Ghanaian polytechnic syllabus in developing able and confident entrepreneur’s mindset of polytechnic graduates. Based on a survey of 750 final year students, the paper explores curriculum coverage of entrepreneurship syllabus, teaching and learning methods and emphasis and respondents capacity to start a business.The results indicated weaker link between the entrepreneurship development course of the polytechnic and preparedness of graduates to create businesses, at least from the student perspective which may be largely due to the teaching and learning methods.

Edem M. Azila-Gbettor

2013-01-01

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

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Full Text Available 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, due to the poor results of the reform of the higher education system at the end of the 1990s, and the widespread progress within the female segments. On a more general plane, the heterogeneity of European labour markets for young graduates assumes new characteristics in the decade but—it is argued—it remains significant. The relative importance of participation and unemployment, the impact of the reforms of the higher education system, the reaction to the crisis of the late 2000s, and the gender aspects sharply differentiate the evolution of young graduate employment in the individual countries.

Paola Potestio

2011-11-01

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Stony Brook's Graduate Courses in Clear, Vivid, Conversational Communication  

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Graduate students in the sciences at Stony Brook University are taking for-credit courses to learn to communicate more effectively about science with people outside their disciplines, including public officials, the press, students, potential funders and employers, colleagues in other fields, and the general public. Five Communicating Science courses are offered; two more will be added in January, 2012. The courses are offered by the School of Journalism and developed by the Center for Communicating Science (CCS). This interdisciplinary center was founded in 2009, with the participation of Alan Alda, the actor, writer, director and longtime advocate for science, who is a Visiting Professor at Stony Brook. At the core of the program are three 1-credit (14-hour) modules that rely on experiential learning, repeated practice and immediate, interactive feedback. In Distilling Your Message, students practice speaking clearly, vividly and conversationally about their work at different levels of complexity and formality to different audiences, using storytelling techniques where appropriate. In Writing for the Public, they extend these skills into writing. In Improvisation for Scientists, the most unconventional of the courses, students play improvisational theater games to help themselves connect more directly, personally and responsively with their audiences. In their first two semesters, the courses are expected to serve about 90 students, taking a total of about 180 credits. Most of the courses have filled quickly, mixing master's and doctoral students from more than a dozen fields, including marine and atmospheric sciences. Three to six credits of Communicating Science courses are required for students in two programs, an MA in Marine Conservation and Policy and an Advanced Certificate in Health Communications. The content and methods of the courses are based largely on lessons learned from evaluations of all-day workshops that CCS has conducted for more than 250 scientists and health professionals at Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and UCLA. Workshop exit surveys were strongly positive. Participants gave the most favorable ratings to the most hands-on, interactive sessions, especially Improvisation for Scientists, and expressed a preference for deeper, more sustained programs of instruction. Anecdotally, participants have said that improvisation has helped them in teaching, dissertation defense, public presentation, and talking with family members. In exit surveys from all-day workshops attended by 193 participants, 80% of respondents said they felt more or much more confident of their ability to communicate, and 90% said they felt more or much more interested in communicating with the public. As CCS looks toward scaling up its efforts, its faculty is aware of the need to fully assess course outcomes, including evaluation of participants' communication efforts by naïve and expert audiences and longitudinal follow-up of students' communication activities and career paths. Our aspiration at CCS is for Stony Brook to become the first university in the nation where every science graduate student receives some training in communicating about science to the public.

Bass, E.

2011-12-01

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A Survey of Optometry Graduates to Determine Practice Patterns: Part II: Licensure and Practice Establishment Experiences.  

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A summary of Part II of a two-volume study of optometry graduates conducted by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry is presented. Part II includes the analysis of the graduates' licensure and practice establishment experiences. (MLW)

Bleimann, Robert L.; Smith, Lee W.

1985-01-01

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

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...Elementary and Secondary Education; Overview...Information; High School Graduation Initiative...Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Catalog...2010). Public School Graduates and...Core of Data: School Year 2007-08 (NCES...Elementary and Secondary Education...

2010-06-18

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42 CFR 413.80 - Direct GME payments: Determination of weighting factors for foreign medical graduates.  

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...Direct GME payments: Determination of weighting factors for foreign medical graduates...Direct GME payments: Determination of weighting factors for foreign medical graduates. (a) The weighting factor for a foreign medical...

2010-10-01

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Graduate Student and Optical Instrumentation Support Related to the Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar (AMISR)  

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... be enhanced by the addition of two important activities. One is the training of graduate students to ... Flat and Resolute Bay. The graduate student activity entails support for scientists at academic ...

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Fishing for Talent in a Wider Pool. Trends and Dilemmas in Corporate Graduate Recruitment.  

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This research set out to examine how major UK employers are approaching graduate recruitment and selection against a backdrop of their diverse business needs, the wider pool of graduates available and increasing use of the internet for recruitment purpose...

L. Barber D. Hill W. Hirsh C. Tyers

2005-01-01

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The Measures for China’s University Students Applying Social Capital to Graduate Employment  

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Full Text Available This paper tries to use the social capital theory to make some researches on graduate employment, in the hope of giving helpful countermeasures and suggestions for graduate employment.

Huanshuang Di

2011-10-01

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77 FR 29647 - Medicare Program; Solicitation for Proposals for the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education...  

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...for Proposals for the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration--Deadline Extension...to participate in the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration. DATES...to provide advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) students with qualified...

2012-05-18

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77 FR 16841 - Medicare Program; Solicitation for Proposals for the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education...  

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...for Proposals for the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Program AGENCY...to participate in the Medicare Graduate Nurse Education (GNE) Demonstration. The primary...number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in order to meet the health...

2012-03-22

428

Thinking Styles: Teaching and Learning Styles in Graduate Education Students  

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This study investigated the relationship between two intellectual styles approaches: Sternberg's thinking styles of teachers and Felder and Silverman's learning styles. Ninety-five graduate students majoring in special education, reading, educational leadership and curriculum, and elementary education completed the Thinking Styles in Teaching…

Clarke, Tricia A.; Lesh, Jennifer J.; Trocchio, Jennie S.; Wolman, Clara

2010-01-01

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An obstetrics and gynaecology graduate residency programme in Venezuela.  

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We present our experience on the design and development of a gynaecology and obstetrics graduate residency programme, developed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Dr Adolfo Prince Lara Hospital, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, in which medical specialists and residents participate synergistically. From January to September 1993, curricular activities were planned and students selected. The programme started in October 1993, with six residents for a three-year programme. Courses were given by medical specialists from the Department. In addition to a Programme Coordinator, there is also a Residents' Coordinator, appointed for a two-month term of office; specific functions were assigned for residents occupying this position. All the programmed activities for three years were accomplished, including lectures and rotations, with an important record of surgical interventions. In our grade system, residents got an average of 18 over a maximum of 20 points. Residents also participated as speakers in workshops, special courses and national medicinal meetings, in which they presented a total of nine papers. Activities were evaluated bimonthly in meetings with students and each semester by the Graduate Committee. The first class graduated in September 1996. Results suggest that resident participation in graduate programmes is an important part of their education. PMID:9538482

Faneite, P

1998-01-01

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Reviving Graduate Seminar Series through Non-Technical Presentations  

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Most chemical engineering programs that offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees have a common seminar series for all the graduate students. Many would agree that seminars lack student interest, leading to ineffectiveness. We questioned the possibility of adding value to the seminar series by incorporating non-technical topics that may be more important to…

Madihally, Sundararajan V.

2011-01-01

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Standards in Graduate Work in Education. Bulletin, 1921, No. 38  

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The standards and educational practices of all higher institutions are scrutinized now as never before in history. For the most part these examinations relate chiefly to undergraduate and professional schools and colleges. It is, however, important that the graduate divisions in universities should lead the way with superior requirements and…

Koos, Leonard V.

1922-01-01

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Physical Activity Patterns of Young Women Post-College Graduation  

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Americans need more physical activity in their daily routines. There are numerous physical as well as psychological benefits that can be credited to regular physical activity. The purpose of this research was to examine the physical activity patterns of young women, post-college graduation. The average woman in this study exercised 22 minutes per…

Soliah, LuAnn; Walter, Janelle; Antosh, Deeanna

2008-01-01

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New Horizons: Graduate Music Therapy Studies in Québec, Canada  

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The year 2011 marks the start of a new era for music therapy in the province of Québec with the official launch of its first and only graduate music therapy program. This program, situated at Concordia University in the heart of the city of Montréal, is described, along with it...

Sandi Curtis

2011-01-01

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Selection Factors among International Medical Graduates and Psychiatric Residency Performance  

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Objective: The authors examine the association between the selection factors used in a psychiatric residency program and subsequent clinical and academic performance among international medical graduate (IMG) candidates. Methods: The authors completed a retrospective review of application files and residency evaluations of 50 IMG residents who…

Shiroma, Paulo R.; Alarcon, Renato D.

2010-01-01

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How Should the Graduate Economics Core Be Changed?  

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The authors present suggestions by graduate students from a range of economics departments for improving the first-year core sequence in economics. The students identified a number of elements that should be added to the core: more training in building microeconomic models, a discussion of the methodological foundations of model-building, more…

Abito, Jose Miguel; Borovickova, Katarina; Golden, Hays; Goldin, Jacob; Masten, Matthew A.; Morin, Miguel; Poirier, Alexandre; Pons, Vincent; Romem, Israel; Williams, Tyler; Yoon, Chamna

2011-01-01

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Major Influences on the Teaching and Assessment of Graduate Attributes  

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Efforts to systematically integrate graduate attributes across university curricula have relied on academic staff acceptance and ability to translate top-down policy into teaching practice. The literature and anecdotal reports over the past two decades show limited success in the area using this approach. Why is this so? Teaching staff across 16…

de la Harpe, Barbara; David, Christina

2012-01-01

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Most Business Editors Find Journalism Graduates Still Unprepared  

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In 2002, a study was published in "Newspaper Research Journal" that explored the preparedness of graduating journalism students to cover business news. In 2012, a follow-up survey of business editors at the nation's daily newspapers was done to see whether progress had been made in the training of journalism students for the…

Pardue, Mary Jane

2014-01-01

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Intercultural Competence as a Competitive Advantage of Secondary School Graduates  

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Among the qualities of today's school graduate, the ones that are becoming more and more important are those that determine the ability to compete. These qualities include intercultural competence, which both researchers and practitioners all over the world acknowledge to be one of the most important characteristics of any citizen who engages in…

Karnyshev, A. D.; Kostin, A. K.

2010-01-01

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Black Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities  

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This book provides context about the experiences of Black graduate and professional students attending HBCUs. Indeed, such research is important, particularly since HBCUs play a significant role in the number of Blacks who receive doctorates and professional degrees (i.e. M.D., D.D.S., J.D. etc.), especially in science and engineering. In fact,…

Palmer, Robert T., Ed.; Hilton, Adriel A., Ed.; Fountaine, Tiffany Patrice, Ed.

2012-01-01

440

Information Science Courses and the Graduate Job Context in Spain  

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This paper supports the appropriateness of the objectives of the Librarianship and Information Science (LIS) graduate university studies system in Spain. It identifies formulas to allow the construction of innovative study plans which are attractive within the information society. LIS university studies started in Spain in the 1990s although…

Chain-Navarro, Celia; Munoz-Canavate, Antonio

2009-01-01

 
 
 
 
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Surveying Graduate Students' Attitudes and Approaches to Problem Solving  

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Students' attitudes and approaches to problem solving in physics can profoundly influence their motivation to learn and development of expertise. We developed and validated an Attitudes and Approaches to Problem Solving survey by expanding the Attitudes toward Problem Solving survey of Marx and Cummings and administered it to physics graduate

Mason, Andrew; Singh, Chandralekha

2010-01-01

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Investigating and Accounting for Physics Graduate Students' Tutorial Classroom Practice  

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Physics Education researchers have been working to understanding how students learn physics, which has led to the creation of a body of research-based curricula. It is equally important to study novice instructors, graduate teaching assistants (TAs), who often teach these students. The study of TAs has similarities to how students have been…

Goertzen, Renee Michelle

2010-01-01

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Post-Graduate Peace Education in Sri Lanka  

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This paper summarises the rationale, development, content, and delivery of a Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution and Peace Preparedness in Sri Lanka, a country that has experienced a violent and protracted social conflict over the last 25 years. It also describes the methodology which is being used to measure the peace impact of the…

Harris, Simon; Lewer, Nick

2005-01-01

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Professional Identity Perceptions of Dual-Prepared Art Therapy Graduates  

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This article describes a qualitative study of the development of professional identity in art therapists who also prepare as counselors. Graduates from one university's two distinct master's degree programs were interviewed: (a) art therapy (n = 9) and (b) art therapy combined with counseling (n = 11). Most participants regardless of their degree…

Feen-Calligan, Holly R.

2012-01-01

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Leadership Development in Student Affairs Graduate Preparatory Programs  

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As colleges and universities increase in complexity, so do the leadership demands of student affairs professionals. Today, entry-level professionals are expected to be competent leaders. As a result, student affairs graduate preparatory programs (SAGPPs) have an obligation to foster the leadership development of their enrolled students. This…

Nelson, Kelly Anne

2010-01-01

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The Labour Market Experience of University Graduates in Sri Lanka  

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Graduate unemployment has been a major socio-politico-economic problem in the small open economy of Sri Lanka for the past 35 years. The nature of the problem, causal factors and policy responses are examined in this paper with a special focus on the role of higher education within a highly competitive and knowledge-based economic environment. The…

Chandrasiri, Sunil

2008-01-01

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Columbus Unified High School: Every Adult Advocates, Every Student Graduates  

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This article features Columbus Unified High School, a school that takes pride in knowing that each student will graduate prepared for his or her future. Although poverty (45%) and unemployment (25%) are widespread in this rural Kansas community, the community members are fierce in their loyalty to the school. Last year, 97.8% of the four-year…

Principal Leadership, 2011

2011-01-01

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Research utilization in nursing administration. A graduate learning experience.  

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The authors describe a graduate learning experience designed to increase understanding and encourage the use of research utilization models to solve problems in nursing administration. One student project is described, and the extension of research utilization projects to include nursing administration research findings as well as clinical research findings is discussed. PMID:8441063

Laschinger, H K; Foran, S; Jones, B; Perkin, K; Bovan, P

1993-02-01

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Building a Conceptual Framework within a Diverse Graduate School Environment  

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The School of Education of a mid-Atlantic region, graduate-only Christian institution sought to build a cohesive, indigenous conceptual framework to assure that school instruction and scholarship were aligned with university and school foundational documents, especially the mission and vision statements. A visiting professor was engaged to…

Lloyd-Zannini, Louis P.; Gallien, Louis B., Jr.

2006-01-01

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Mystical Experiences and Addiction Beliefs of Undergraduate and Graduate Students.  

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This research investigated the prevalence of mystical experiences and how these experiences relate to beliefs about drug addiction, drug use, and spiritual practices. Subjects were 300 undergraduate and graduate students at a large midwestern university who filled out self-report scales on mysticism (Ralph W. Hood, Jr.'s Mysticism Scale) and drug…

Hruby, Paula Jo; Roberts, Thomas B.

451

Web-Casting of Geographic Information Science Graduate Courses  

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This case study from the University of Maine relates challenges, experiences and opportunities in broadcasting existing geographic information science graduate courses across the web using video streaming of class sessions in combination with web hosting of assignments, lecture outlines and reading materials. Technical, financial, logistical and…

Onsrud, Harlan J.

2005-01-01

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Strategies for Creating Community in a Graduate Education Online Program  

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This article describes the practical application of social learning theory to build and sustain community in an asynchronous online learning environment. It presents ways that community-building can occur in a graduate online education program through the shared meaning-making processes occurring among students within and across interdisciplinary…

Silvers, Penny; O'Connell, Jody; Fewell, Martha

2007-01-01

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Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program, Annual Report, Class of 2012  

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This 32-pp annual report/brochure describes the accomplishments of the Class of 2012 of the Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program (the last class of this program), which PNNL administers for the National Nuclear Security Administration. The time period covers Sept 2011 through June 2013.

McMakin, Andrea H.

2013-09-23

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A Web-Enabled Graduate Course: Two Perspectives.  

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This paper describes a World Wide Web-enhanced graduate course at the University of Memphis (Tennessee) called "IT [Information Technology] Trends and Issues in Higher and Adult Education." Topics covered include the course objectives, technology used, course activities, and assignments. Four prevalent learning styles are summarized (i.e., the…

Penrod, James; Perry, Barbara A.

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Local Citation Analysis of Graduate Biology Theses: Collection Development Implications  

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This paper will focus on the citation analysis of graduate masters theses from Carleton University's Biology Department with implications for library collection management decisions. Twenty-five masters theses were studied to determine citation types and percentages, ranking of journals by frequency of citation and by number of authors citing, and…

Miller, Laura Newton

2011-01-01

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Call for Nominations: Post-Graduate Symposium-Women's ...  

Apr 9, 2010 ... The Oxford University Student Group FEST (Females in Engineering, Science ... \\Change Institute, Oxford and the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, ... \\There will be 30 places available for UK and international post-graduate students\\. ... For more information visit the UKERC website (external link) ...

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A new graduate education program in radiation therapy  

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Purpose: The evaluation of the Radiation Oncology Network's (RON) in house professional development year (PDY) support program was implemented to determine the appropriate teaching, learning and transfer of learning strategies that assist the newly practicing radiation therapists' transition into the busy working environment. As the AIR program saw little clinical support offered to participating new graduates and thus a need for further educational support was felt. The RON support program was initially introduced as the clinical education support component of the NSW PDY program that was introduced in 1995 by the Australian Institute of Radiography. Method: Following the facilitation of the RON PDY program over a twelve month period, qualitative feedback was obtained using a focus group consisting of new graduates from the program. Two moderators facilitated the focus group: one moderator facilitated the discussion while the second moderator transcribed it. The graduate practitioners were asked a number of questions related to the teaching and learning strategies employed by the program as well as the structure of the program. Results/discussion: The responses were analysed into the following themes: teaching and learning strategies, transfer of learning, facilitation and future learning needs. Overall the graduate practitioners found the program nurtured their skill, knowledge and attitudes appropriately at such a critical stage in their career

2009-02-01

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A new graduate education program in radiation therapy  

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Purpose: The evaluation of the Radiation Oncology Network's (RON) in house professional development year (PDY) support program was implemented to determine the appropriate teaching, learning and transfer of learning strategies that assist the newly practicing radiation therapists' transition into the busy working environment. As the AIR program saw little clinical support offered to participating new graduates and thus a need for further educational support was felt. The RON support program was initially introduced as the clinical education support component of the NSW PDY program that was introduced in 1995 by the Australian Institute of Radiography. Method: Following the facilitation of the RON PDY program over a twelve month period, qualitative feedback was obtained using a focus group consisting of new graduates from the program. Two moderators facilitated the focus group: one moderator facilitated the discussion while the second moderator transcribed it. The graduate practitioners were asked a number of questions related to the teaching and learning strategies employed by the program as well as the structure of the program. Results/discussion: The responses were analysed into the following themes: teaching and learning strategies, transfer of learning, facilitation and future learning needs. Overall the graduate practitioners found the program nurtured their skill, knowledge and attitudes appropriately at such a critical stage in their career.

Beldham-Collins, Rachael [Radiation Oncology Network, Department of Radiation Oncology, Westmead Hospital, PO Box 533, Wentworthville NSW 2145 (Australia); School of Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW 1825 (Australia); Milinkovic, Danielle [School of Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe, NSW 1825 (Australia)], E-mail: d.milinkovic@fhs.usyd.edu.au

2009-02-15

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Prospects for physics graduates - myth and reality. A Malaysian perspective  

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Poor career prospects are often cited as one of the main reasons for the dwindling number of physics majors. This is more myth than reality. Recent developments in Malaysia show that there are openings for physics graduates hitherto unexplored. Surveys carried out elsewhere show that physicists are in demand and in some cases there might be a shortage in the future.

Koh, A. K.

1992-01-01

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Building Educational Leadership Capacity through a Graduate Action Research Course  

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Educational leadership programs face increased pressure to ensure graduates are prepared (Barnett, 2004; Bass, 1990; Yukl, 2002) to guide progress toward student achievement targets. The ISLLC [Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium] Policy Standards (2008) uphold the importance of inquiry in leading school improvement. However,…

Terry, Kellie

2010-01-01

 
 
 
 
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EVALUATION OF A GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, 1965-1966.  

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TO EVALUATE THE GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE GENERAL EXTENSION DIVISION AND THE INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, THE INVESTIGATORS ADMINISTERED A SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE TO PARTICIPANTS, THEIR EMPLOYERS, AND THE FACULTY. PARTICIPANTS WERE SURVEYED BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THEIR COURSES,…

KANUN, CLARA

462

The Role of Numeracy Skills in Graduate Employability  

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Purpose: The purpose of this article is to explore the role and importance of numeracy skills in graduate recruitment within a diversity of employment sectors. Design/methodology/approach: The results of a mixed-methods study, involving three online surveys (including an employer survey), student focus group sessions and interviews with tutors,…

Durrani, Naureen; Tariq, Vicki N.

2012-01-01

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Graduate Recruitment: Implications for Business and Management Courses in HE.  

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A study of the skill needs of small and medium-sized enterprises shows they are an increasing source of jobs for business graduates, placing greater emphasis on employability, career self-management, and transferable skills. Higher education institutions should integrate curriculum and career development to prepare students for these…

Stewart, Jim; Knowles, Vanessa

2001-01-01

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Financing higher education : the case for a graduate tax  

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Full Text Available The debate whether university education should be “free” seems misconstrued. Even in a system without tuition fees, someone will have to foot the bill. This paper argues that from the viewpoint of justice, a strong case can be made in higher education for adopting the beneficiary pays principle, and for institutionalising it in the form of a graduate tax. My evaluation from the perspective of justice will focus on the comparison between a “free” university system funded through the general tax system on the one hand, and one financed through a graduate tax on the other. On the beneficiary pays principle defended here, the regressive nature of the general-tax-funded higher education system renders it unjust. Furthermore, I believe we have three reasons to favour a graduate tax in practice. First, I will suggest that it does a better job at implementing the beneficiary pays principle. Second, I will argue that even though the distributive outcome of a corrected general-tax-funded education may be just, it is unlikely to be perceived to be just. A third point of comparison between the two approaches to fund higher education will be international mobility, which will reinforce the case for a graduate tax from the viewpoint of justice.

Peter Dietsch

2006-05-01

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Norms in Graduate Education: Structure, Climate, and Mentoring  

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Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to investigate the norms in graduate education based on gender, education level, institution and departments. Th e study group of the present study is composed of 294 graduate students who are currently enrolled in graduate schools from 12 universities (Hacett epe University, Ankara University, Gazi University, Anadolu University, Akdeniz University, Eski?ehir Osmangazi University, Dumlup?nar University, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Pamukkale University, Mersin University, Bülent Ecevit University [formerly Zonguldak Karaelmas University], and Atatürk University in Turkey. Th e instrument entitled “Norms in Graduate Education” developed by Anderson & Louis (1994 was used. Cronbach's alpha coeff icient for the LENÖ was 93. Construct validity of mentoring scale was tested with confirmatory factor analysis. Th is analysis was performed with LISREL, and it was found that the model with three primary domains and 10 sub-constructs fits. LENÖ had dimensions such structured feedback, formality, collaboration, group size, humane, solidarity, value congruence, technical, strategic and personal. Moreover, MANOVA, ANOVA, and corelation analysis were used this study. Th ese dimensions are parts of structure, climate and mentoring. Findings indicated that educational level and department had some infl uence on structure while the institution had an infl uence on climate. Further, significant relationships were found among the study variables.

Munise SEÇK?N

2012-01-01

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Creating Global Networks through an Online Engineering Graduate Programme  

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Internationally, the railway industry is facing a severe shortage of engineers with high-level, relevant, professional and technical knowledge and abilities, in particular amongst engineers involved in the design, construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure. A unique graduate level programme has been created to meet that global need via…

Murray, M. H.

2011-01-01

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Orientation of International Medical Graduates to Canadian Medical Practice  

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The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan tracked a cohort of 39 international medical graduates (IMGs) in rural Saskatchewan and discovered that 51% left the province within five years (personal communication). A study by Basky, Mathew, Edwards, and Rourke (2007) found that half a cohort of IMGs in rural Newfoundland and Labrador…

Stenerson, Heather J.; Davis, Penny M.; Labash, Andrea M.; Procyshyn, Mavis M.

2009-01-01

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Enhancing Young Graduates' Intention towards Entrepreneurship Development in Malaysia  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Basic Student Entrepreneurial Programme (BSEP) among local university graduates who have undergone the