Sample records for campus transportation

  1. Transportation Sustainability on a University Campus (United States)

    Kaplan, David H.


    Purpose: This paper aims to show the present level of sustainable transportation, mainly walking and bicycling, on a large campus in the US Midwest and then analyzes some of the opportunities and impediments in increasing the modal share. Design/methodology/approach: Three types of analysis are used. First, current level of walking and bicycling…

  2. Campus Sustainability: Climate Change, Transport and Paper Reduction (United States)

    Atherton, Alison; Giurco, Damien


    Purpose: This paper aims to detail the design of a campus climate change strategy, transport strategy and paper reduction strategy at the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia). Design/methodology/approach: The approach to strategy development used desktop research and staff/student consultation to inform the development of objectives,…

  3. Traffic Congestion on a University Campus: A Consideration of Unconventional Remedies to Nontraditional Transportation Patterns (United States)

    Kaplan, Dave; Clapper, Thomas


    U.S. transportation data suggest that the number of vehicle miles traveled has far surpassed new capacity, resulting in increased traffic congestion in many communities throughout the country. This article reports on traffic congestion around a university campus located within a small town. The mix of trip purposes varies considerably in this…

  4. Determinants of satisfaction with campus transportation services: Implications for service quality

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    Felix Charbatzadeh


    Full Text Available Background: In a number of countries, buses are a critical element of public transportation, providing the most inclusive and sustainable mode of transportation to all forms of citizenry, including staff and students of universities.Objectives: The study examines the determinants of satisfaction with campus bus transportation. The article is primarily discursive and based on the synthesis of existing service literature supported by data obtained from a survey of 847 respondents.Method: Structural equation modelling is undertaken using AMOS 19, allowing for the examination of compound relationships between service engagement variables.Results: Results show statistically significant differences between perceived service quality and travel routes. The authors argue that managerial attention to service user experiences does not only hold the key to ongoing competitive success in campus transportation services but also that those services can be significantly enriched through greater managerial attention to the interface between risk of financial loss (which increases when the campus bus transportation service provider becomes less able to compete and service quality.Conclusion: The authors argue that if providers of campus bus transportation services are to rise to their service delivery challenges and also maintain or improve upon their market positions, they must conceptualise their services in a manner that takes into consideration the two-way interrelationship between risk of financial loss and service quality. It must also be noted that, although this study may have relevance for firm–firm scenarios, its focus is primarily on service supplier firm–customer service engagements.Keywords: Modelling; Transportation; Service


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    O. M. Pshinko


    Full Text Available Purpose. Heat consumption for heating and hot water supply of housing and industrial facilities is an essential part of heat energy consumption. Prerequisite for development of energy saving measures in existing heating systems is their preliminary examination. The investigation results of campus heating system of Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan are presented in the article. On the basis of the analysis it is proposed to take the energy saving measures and assess their effectiveness. Methodology. Analysis of the consumption structure of thermal energy for heating domestic and hot water supply was fulfilled. The real costs of heat supply during the calendar year and the normative costs were compared. Findings. The recording expenditures data of thermal energy for heating supply of residential buildings and dormitories in 2012 were analyzed. The comparison of actual performance with specific regulations was performed. This comparison revealed problems, whose solution will help the efficient use of thermal energy. Originality. For the first time the impact of climate conditions, features of schemes and designs of heating systems on the effective use of thermal energy were analyzed. It was studied the contribution of each component. Practical value. Based on the analysis of thermal energy consumption it was developed a list of possible energy saving measures that can be implemented in the system of heat and power facilities. It was evaluated the fuel and energy resources saving.

  6. Analysis of Secure Real Time Transport Protocol on VoIP over Wireless LAN in Campus Environment

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    Mohd Nazri Ismail


    Full Text Available In this research, we propose to implement Secure Real Time Transport Protocol (SRTP on VoIP services in campus environment. Today, thedeployment of VoIP in campus environment over wireless local area network (WLAN is not considered on security during communicationbetween two parties. Therefore, this study is to analyzed SRTP performance on different VoIP codec selection over wired. We have implemented a real VoIP network in University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL, Malaysia. We use softphone as our medium communication between two parties in campus environment. The results show that implementation of SRTP is able to improve the VoIP quality between one-to-one conversation and multi conference call (many-to-many. In our experiment, it shows that iLBC, SPEEX and GSM codec are able to improve significantly the multi conference (many-to-many VoIP quality during conversation. In additional, implementation ofSRTP on G.711 and G.726 codec will decrease the multi conference (many-to-many VoIP quality.




  8. Polarized Campuses. (United States)

    Parr, Susan Resneck


    On college campuses, the climate is polarized because of intolerance and discrimination, censorship, factionalism, and anger among students and faculty. As a result, the campus is in danger of becoming dominated by political issues and discouraging the exchange of ideas characteristic of a true liberal arts education. (MSE)

  9. Campus Politics

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    Nowadays,many college students show great enthusiasm in participating intocampus political activities,such as running for heads of the Students Union or the as sociations.Campus politics is an important part of college life.

  10. On University Campus Landscape Design

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    李锋; 祁素萍


    In a few years, with the progress of China's society, material needs and spiritual needs are in the corresponding en-hancement. All needs and requirements of society for talents are in the unceasing increase and improvement, and certainly will need to increase the country's national education. Our country put forward the strategy of developing the country through sci-ence and education, and the university education is the center of it. So our country on the one hand, through expanding enroll-ment rate, let more people to accept higher education;On the other hand, through increasing the investment of the infrastructure construction in colleges and universities, the campus can satisfy the need of more features. Along with the progress of market economy and urban modernization, the campus development level has become an important symbol in measuring the progress of a city, a regional economic and cultural development. It is also the origin to transport all kinds of advanced talents for urban. The construction of university campus is gradually developed in such an environment, striving to reflect new period, new era universi-ty campus's new look and new attitude. Trying to develop the campus to which has its own characteristic humanities landscape and put the characteristic of open and humanistic, functional and artistic quality, ecological and sustainable in organic combina-tion of unity, advancing with The Times.

  11. A Research on Public Transportation Scheme of University Campus:A Case of Southeast University%高校校园内公共交通工具配置方案研究--以东南大学为例

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    朱磊; 李明; 张思宇; 崔东浩


    近年来,随着高校人数的增长,校园面积也在不断增长,随之而来一个日益突出的问题———师生“行”的问题。“行”的问题必然导致交通工具的出现,而进一步导致了校园交通的混乱。就此,我们提出了校园公共交通系统统一化设计研究,遵从着“绿色环保”和“和谐统一”的理念,充分考虑了大学生的生活方式,从新的角度以理论指导校园公共交通的系统设计:通过两种方案比较,确定了公共自行车作为校园交通工具的特点及其优越性;以当前存在的技术水平和管理手段为基础,对相应配套的设施系统和管理系统进行分析研究,提出了高效合理的校园取车、停车设施、系统管理中心等一系列的设施系统,适应了多种需求。%In recent years, with the rapid growth of college population and campus area, the transportation problems become more and more rigorous. The transportation problem inevitably lead to the emergence of the vehicles, and further lead to the campus traffic chaos. From a new perception to guide the design of campus public transportation system theoretically, we put forward the integration design research of campus public transportation system, following the "green" and "harmony" conception, taking the college students’life styles into full consideration: We propose the features and superiority of public bicycles through contrast of two proposal. Based on the present level of technology and management, we analyze the corresponding system of facility and management and then put forward efficient and reasonable facility system of vehicle pick-up, parking facilities and management center to meet different kinds of demand such as use accompanied with rent and recycling of old cars.

  12. Virtual Campus Hub technology

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    Vercoulen, Frank; Badger, Merete; Monaco, Lucio;

    This deliverable briefly describes which technological components have been delivered for the Virtual Campus Hub and how they can be used. A detailed discussion of the technical details of the components, how they were realized and how they fit the VCH concept can be found in deliverables D5.......4. Virtual Campus Hub Technology Evaluation Report and D6.7 The Virtual Campus Hub Concept....

  13. SmartCampusAAU

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    Hansen, Rene; Thomsen, Bent; Thomsen, Lone Leth


    This paper describes SmartCampusAAU - an open, extendable platform that supports the easy creation of indoor location based systems. SmartCampusAAU offers an app and backend that can be used to enable indoor positioning and navigation in any building. The SmartCampusAAU app is available on all ma...... major mobile platforms (Android, iPhone and Windows Phone) and supports both device- and infrastructure-based positioning. SmartCampusAAU also offers a publicly available OData backend that allows researchers to share radio map and location tracking data....

  14. Campus on the Hill. (United States)

    Martin, Frank Edgerton


    Details the University of Cincinnati's campus master plan, designed to overcome deans'"fiefdoms" and make the best use of the limited remaining open space. Three imperatives shaped the plan: siting new buildings to infill the campus fabric rather than taking open space, siting buildings to shape outdoor spaces, and weaving open spaces as a…

  15. 2010 Campus Sustainability Review (United States)

    Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011


    With this review of campus sustainability efforts in 2010, the editors aim to give readers--those who are often immersed in the day-to-day particulars of sustainability efforts--the same chance to take a step back and take a broader look at where they stand with sustainability in higher education. This inaugural 2010 Campus Sustainability Review…

  16. Web Interactive Campus Map

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    Marylene S. Eder


    Full Text Available Abstract Interactive campus map is a web based application that can be accessed through a web browser. With the Google Map Application Programming Interface availability of the overlay function has been taken advantage to create custom map functionalities. Collection of building points were gathered for routing and to create polygons which serves as a representation of each building. The previous campus map provides a static visual representation of the campus. It uses legends building name and its corresponding building number in providing information. Due to its limited capabilities it became a realization to the researchers to create an interactive campus map.Storing data about the building room and staff information and university events and campus guide are among the primary features that this study has to offer. Interactive Web-based Campus Information System is intended in providing a Campus Information System.It is open to constant updates user-friendly for both trained and untrained users and capable of responding to all needs of users and carrying out analyses. Based on the data gathered through questionnaires researchers analyzed the results of the test survey and proved that the system is user friendly deliver information to users and the important features that the students expect.

  17. Campus Card Tricks. (United States)

    Fickes, Michael


    Examines the development of an innovative student identification card system that includes off-campus banking and credit card functions. Finding solutions to bank objections, credit card company rule problems, and software difficulties are discussed. (GR)

  18. OnCampus: a mobile platform towards a smart campus. (United States)

    Dong, Xin; Kong, Xiangjie; Zhang, Fulin; Chen, Zhen; Kang, Jialiang


    An increasing number of researchers and practitioners are working to develop smart cities. Considerable attention has been paid to the college campus as it is an important component of smart cities. Consequently, the question of how to construct a smart campus has become a topical one. Here, we propose a scheme that can facilitate the construction of a smart and friendly campus. We primarily focus on three aspects of smart campuses. These are: the formation of social circles based on interests mining, the provision of educational guidance based on emotion analysis of information posted on a platform, and development of a secondary trading platform aimed at optimizing the allocation of campus resources. Based on these objectives, we designed and implemented a mobile platform called OnCampus as the first step towards the development of a smart campus that has been introduced in some colleges. We found that OnCampus could successfully accomplish the three above mentioned functions of a smart campus.

  19. From Campus to Congress. (United States)

    Cloyd, Marion G.


    College students of the 1980s are working within the democratic system rather than against it. Congressmen, impressed by the seriousness and skill of today's college students, have invited them to testify on issues. College students are merging their campus organizations to provide broader support and influence. (Author)

  20. The Campus Landscape. (United States)

    du Von, Jay


    All across the country, landscaping and site development are coming to the fore as essential and integral parts of university planning and development. This reprint concentrates on the function of landscape architecture, and briefly examines some of the major responsibilities of the landscape architect in planning a campus. Included are--(1)…

  1. Revisiting Campuses with Newman (United States)

    Miller, Edward Jeremy


    This article builds on an essay the author published twenty years ago in "Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education" that examined the viability of John Henry Newman's "Idea of a University" against Catholic campus life and the just-released "Ex corde Ecclesiae". The current essay briefly notes those earlier key…

  2. Recycling the Campus. (United States)

    Jordan, Milton


    Renovation and conversion of many old buildings at Davidson (North Carolina) College over the past fifteen years have saved millions of dollars and preserved the neoclassical architecture of the campus. The Davidson shop crews' repair and remodeling projects are described and illustrated by several photographs. (MF)

  3. PNNL Campus Master Plan

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    Mosey, Whitney LC


    The Plan is used as a guide for PNNL in making facility and infrastructure decisions essential to supporting the PNNL vision: to establish a modern, collaborative, flexible, and sustainable campus while optimizing the efficiency of operations in support of courageous discovery and innovation.

  4. Power quality on campus

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    Copper Development Association


    The Maria Stata Center on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is home to the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Computers and networks are everywhere on campus and the electrical infrastructure, mainly made of copper, ensures the highest level of power quality. The copper-based grounding system helps stabilize the wiring system and several K-rated transformers help accommodate harmonic currents and improve energy efficiency. Separation from sensitive and non-sensitive branch circuits helps to shield sensitive equipment from electrical noise, and the installation of transient voltage surge suppression equipment assures maximum protection from voltage surges. .

  5. Mobile Phone on Campus

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    Communication revolution has brought a great convenience to modem society and people. Especially, the occurrence of mobile phone, in away, has changed the world where we live. Maybe the mobile phone was a luxury for only a decade ago. Now, it is no exaggeration4 to say that the difference between the parts and the present is as vast as that between earth and heaven. With no exception6, campus students also fall into the category called “cell-phone school”.

  6. Profiling Campus Administration: A Demographic Survey of Campus Police Chiefs (United States)

    Linebach, Jared A.; Kovacsiss, Lea M.; Tesch, Brian P.


    Campus law enforcement faces unique challenges, as there are different societal expectations compared to municipal law enforcement. Municipal law enforcement models typically focus on traditionally reactive law and order, while campus law enforcement models typically focus on proactive responses to crime and its deterrence. Stressors experienced…

  7. SU-E-CAMPUS-I-02: Estimation of the Dosimetric Error Caused by the Voxelization of Hybrid Computational Phantoms Using Triangle Mesh-Based Monte Carlo Transport

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    Lee, C [Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD (United States); Badal, A [U.S. Food ' Drug Administration (CDRH/OSEL), Silver Spring, MD (United States)


    Purpose: Computational voxel phantom provides realistic anatomy but the voxel structure may result in dosimetric error compared to real anatomy composed of perfect surface. We analyzed the dosimetric error caused from the voxel structure in hybrid computational phantoms by comparing the voxel-based doses at different resolutions with triangle mesh-based doses. Methods: We incorporated the existing adult male UF/NCI hybrid phantom in mesh format into a Monte Carlo transport code, penMesh that supports triangle meshes. We calculated energy deposition to selected organs of interest for parallel photon beams with three mono energies (0.1, 1, and 10 MeV) in antero-posterior geometry. We also calculated organ energy deposition using three voxel phantoms with different voxel resolutions (1, 5, and 10 mm) using MCNPX2.7. Results: Comparison of organ energy deposition between the two methods showed that agreement overall improved for higher voxel resolution, but for many organs the differences were small. Difference in the energy deposition for 1 MeV, for example, decreased from 11.5% to 1.7% in muscle but only from 0.6% to 0.3% in liver as voxel resolution increased from 10 mm to 1 mm. The differences were smaller at higher energies. The number of photon histories processed per second in voxels were 6.4×10{sup 4}, 3.3×10{sup 4}, and 1.3×10{sup 4}, for 10, 5, and 1 mm resolutions at 10 MeV, respectively, while meshes ran at 4.0×10{sup 4} histories/sec. Conclusion: The combination of hybrid mesh phantom and penMesh was proved to be accurate and of similar speed compared to the voxel phantom and MCNPX. The lowest voxel resolution caused a maximum dosimetric error of 12.6% at 0.1 MeV and 6.8% at 10 MeV but the error was insignificant in some organs. We will apply the tool to calculate dose to very thin layer tissues (e.g., radiosensitive layer in gastro intestines) which cannot be modeled by voxel phantoms.

  8. Blended Learning on Campus

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    Heilesen, Simon; Nielsen, Jørgen Lerche


    On the basis of a large-scale project implementing information and communication technology at Roskilde University, Denmark, this paper discusses ways of introducing technology-based blended learning in academic life. We examine some examples of use of systems for computer-mediated collabora......-tive learning and work in Danish Open University education as well as in courses on campus. We further suggest some possi-bilities for using technology in innovative ways, arguing that innovation is to be found, not in isolated instantiations of sys-tems, but in the form of a deliberate integration of all...... relevant ICT-features as a whole into the learning environment....

  9. Assignment: Eco-Friendly Campuses. (United States)

    Calkins, Meg


    Discusses how institutions of higher education can use their campus environments as a teaching tool and laboratory for finding solutions to environmental dilemmas and ensure that their campus operations, including the landscape, are exemplary models of environmental practice--even if it means far fewer expanses of lawn. Includes a list of…

  10. Campus Technology Innovators Awards 2010 (United States)

    Lloyd, Meg; Raths, David


    Each year in judging the Campus Technology Innovators awards, the authors have the privilege of reading through hundreds of fascinating examples of technology innovation on campus. Nominated projects cover the gamut of technology areas, from assessment and advising to wireless and web 2.0. This article presents 11 innovator award winners of this…




  12. Campus Security under the Microscope (United States)

    Pelletier, Stephen


    A university president's worst nightmare can take any number of forms. The lone shooter run amok on campus. The freight-train sound of a tornado bearing down on a dormitory. A river cresting its banks, about to flood a college town. From robberies and assaults to fires and chemical spills, the list goes on and on. Campus security and safety…

  13. Campus network security model study (United States)

    Zhang, Yong-ku; Song, Li-ren


    Campus network security is growing importance, Design a very effective defense hacker attacks, viruses, data theft, and internal defense system, is the focus of the study in this paper. This paper compared the firewall; IDS based on the integrated, then design of a campus network security model, and detail the specific implementation principle.

  14. The Virtual Campus Hub Concept

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    Badger, Merete; Prag, Sidsel-Marie Winther; Monaco, Lucio

    of Technology in Sweden, Politecnico di Torino in Italy, and Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. The project is partially funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (project no. RI-283746). This report describes the final concept of Virtual Campus Hub. It gives...... an overview of the project achievements and recommends best practices for the use of the Virtual Campus Hub elements: a series of applications for online teaching and collaboration which are connected to a technical platform, the Virtual Campus Hub portal, using the European research infrastructure Géant/eduGAIN....

  15. Using Campus Data for Decisions. (United States)

    Dunn, John A., Jr.; Glover, Robert H.


    Many operational and some tactical information needs can be well supported with current information technology and campus-based data, but information support for many tactical and most strategic decisions may be aided by interinstitutional collaboration. (Author/MSE)

  16. From Scratch? About three attempts to build an appropriate university campus in Yekaterinburg

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    Elena Bagina


    Full Text Available In 2013 the foundation stone of a new campus of Ural Federal University was laid in the area of the lakes Shartash and Malyi Shartash. In 2016 its first stage will be put in commission. Construction started despite all compelling comments from ecologists, sociologists, transport specialists and architects. The architecture of premises also triggers a lot of questions among specialists. Building of the new UrFU campus “from scratch” is the third attempt within 100 years to create a student campus in Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk by examples from the West. The first attempt to build the Mining Institute was a failure because of the revolution of 1917. Realization of the Ural Polytechnic Institute campus took 20 years. The future of the new UrFU campus is uncertain, but the construction is going ahead at full speed.

  17. The Inheritance of Millenial Students: What They Will Inherit from Their Campus Experience--What Legacy Will They Leave (United States)

    Pagani, Freda


    Millennial students can be inspired to create a legacy for future generations by the recognizable actions of campus planners to create more sustainable campuses through smart growth planning, green buildings, transportation planning, and energy- and water-efficiency retrofits. This article describes policies, programs, and projects at The…

  18. Plans and Living Practices for the Green Campus of Portland State University

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    Yoon Jung Choi


    Full Text Available This study aims to comprehend Portland State University (PSU’s green campus strategies, and students’ level of knowledge and living practices relating to green campus. PSU’s sustainable campus plan has been nationally and internationally recognized. A literature review, field investigation, and interviews were conducted to ascertain the PSU green campus strategies. This study also used a survey to understand students’ level of knowledge and practices. The survey results were analyzed by SPSS. Green campus projects at PSU were operated by official organizations and funded according to PSU’s long term plans in 12 multilateral categories: administration, energy, water, climate action, green buildings, green purchasing, waste reduction and recycling, food and dining services, transportation, land use, action, and education and student activity. The survey results show that the level of students’ understanding about PSU’s green campus strategies was somewhat low, but the amount of practice of a sustainable lifestyle was higher. Students who had taken courses related with sustainability or were engaged in sustainable activities had more knowledge about green campus strategies than students who had not. Therefore, it would be important to focus more on educating students and developing related programs in order to have more positive effects of green campus projects.

  19. Students’ Assessment of Campus Sustainability at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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    Ismaila R. Abubakar


    Full Text Available Higher education institutions are major drivers of change in achieving environmental sustainability both within college campuses and beyond campuses in communities at large. However, achieving campus sustainability is not possible without the involvement of students as one of the major stakeholders of a university. Based on survey of 152 students of the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, this study explores students’ assessment of campus sustainability components: curriculum and research; campus operations; and community involvement. The results show that even though the students indicate a great deal of awareness and concern about campus environmental sustainability, they lack interest and willingness to participate in initiatives towards achieving sustainability. Apart from some sustainable landscaping and waste recycling practices, there are few sustainability initiatives in transportation and energy and water conservation on the campus. Offered courses and student projects have also been reported to have modest focus on sustainability. The article concludes by highlighting the roles of incorporating sustainability into campus operations, and training university students in promoting environmental sustainability in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

  20. Electronic Cigarettes on Hospital Campuses

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    Clare Meernik


    Full Text Available Smoke and tobacco-free policies on hospital campuses have become more prevalent across the U.S. and Europe, de-normalizing smoking and reducing secondhand smoke exposure on hospital grounds. Concerns about the increasing use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes and the impact of such use on smoke and tobacco-free policies have arisen, but to date, no systematic data describes e-cigarette policies on hospital campuses. The study surveyed all hospitals in North Carolina (n = 121 to assess what proportion of hospitals have developed e-cigarette policies, how policies have been implemented and communicated, and what motivators and barriers have influenced the development of e-cigarette regulations. Seventy-five hospitals (62% completed the survey. Over 80% of hospitals reported the existence of a policy regulating the use of e-cigarettes on campus and roughly half of the hospitals without a current e-cigarette policy are likely to develop one within the next year. Most e-cigarette policies have been incorporated into existing tobacco-free policies with few reported barriers, though effective communication of e-cigarette policies is lacking. The majority of hospitals strongly agree that e-cigarette use on campus should be prohibited for staff, patients, and visitors. Widespread incorporation of e-cigarette policies into existing hospital smoke and tobacco-free campus policies is feasible but needs communication to staff, patients, and visitors.

  1. Electronic Cigarettes on Hospital Campuses. (United States)

    Meernik, Clare; Baker, Hannah M; Paci, Karina; Fischer-Brown, Isaiah; Dunlap, Daniel; Goldstein, Adam O


    Smoke and tobacco-free policies on hospital campuses have become more prevalent across the U.S. and Europe, de-normalizing smoking and reducing secondhand smoke exposure on hospital grounds. Concerns about the increasing use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and the impact of such use on smoke and tobacco-free policies have arisen, but to date, no systematic data describes e-cigarette policies on hospital campuses. The study surveyed all hospitals in North Carolina (n = 121) to assess what proportion of hospitals have developed e-cigarette policies, how policies have been implemented and communicated, and what motivators and barriers have influenced the development of e-cigarette regulations. Seventy-five hospitals (62%) completed the survey. Over 80% of hospitals reported the existence of a policy regulating the use of e-cigarettes on campus and roughly half of the hospitals without a current e-cigarette policy are likely to develop one within the next year. Most e-cigarette policies have been incorporated into existing tobacco-free policies with few reported barriers, though effective communication of e-cigarette policies is lacking. The majority of hospitals strongly agree that e-cigarette use on campus should be prohibited for staff, patients, and visitors. Widespread incorporation of e-cigarette policies into existing hospital smoke and tobacco-free campus policies is feasible but needs communication to staff, patients, and visitors.

  2. Sustainable Campus Dining: How Campuses Are Targeting Sustainability and Engagement through Dining Services Initiatives (United States)

    Berg, Celeste


    Sustainable food and dining is a popular topic on college and university campuses. Popular areas of focus include equipment upgrades in the kitchen, installation of campus or community gardens, and streamlining existing campus recycling operations, such as by converting campus vehicles to run on used vegetable oil from the dining hall. Research…

  3. Campus fiber optic enterprise networks (United States)

    Weeks, Richard A.


    The proliferation of departmental LANs in campus environments has driven network technology to the point where construction of token ring fiber-optic backbone systems is now a cost-effective alternative. This article will discuss several successful real life case history applications of token ring fiber in a campus setting each with unique distance and load factor requirements. It is hoped that these examples will aid in the understanding planning and implementation of similar installations. It will also attempt to provide important information on the emerging Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) standard.

  4. Academic Culture and Campus Culture of Universities (United States)

    Shen, Xi; Tian, Xianghong


    Academic culture of universities mainly consists of academic outlooks, academic spirits, academic ethics and academic environments. Campus culture in a university is characterized by individuality, academic feature, opening, leading, variety and creativity. The academic culture enhances the construction of campus culture. The campus culture…

  5. Energy Sustainability and the Green Campus. (United States)

    Simpson, Walter


    Discusses the importance of campus energy sustainability, explaining that both demand- and supply-side strategies are required. Suggests that on the demand side, an aggressive campus energy conservation program can reduce campus energy consumption by 30 percent or more. Asserts that addressing the supply side of the energy equation means shifting…

  6. Environmental Effects of Driving Automobiles in the University of Malaya Campus: A Pilot Study

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    S.Y. Kong


    Full Text Available With the increase of human population there has been an evident increase in per capita automobile use and ownership, significantly to a point that almost every urban university campus faces serious challenges from the heavy traffic movement as well as the associated parking shortages. Multiple factors, including lack of land for new parking lots, high cost of building parking structures and the desire to preserve the air quality and campus green spaces are leading many educational institutions towards a new vision based upon expanded transit access, better bicycle and pedestrian facilities and financial incentives for students and staff to drive less. (Toor and Havlick, 2004 This is in stark contrast to the traditional approach to campus transportation planning of the University of Malaya (UM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that allows students, staff and visitors to drive in the campus. The objective of this study is to investigate the related issues and environmental impact of allowing automobile driving in the campus. Studies will also be done to analyse the relationship between university campus planning and traffic condition. Air quality and noise pollution data of 3 selected sites in the campus will be recorded. Subsequently, the air pollutant index and noise pollution level will be identified and data analyses will be done on the data samples. Simultaneously, a survey questionnaire will be conducted to gauge the student’s attitude and degree of awareness with air and noise pollution in the campus. This pilot study reveals that the increasing use of automobiles within the campus has a negative impact on local environment and the quality of life in campus

  7. The Stewardship of Campus Heritage (United States)

    Audrain, Calvert W.


    Even as technology and globalization are changing the way one lives and views the world, colleges and universities have become increasingly interested in preserving historic campus buildings and sites. Heritage has become more important to students, faculty, and staff, as well as to alumni, who have often been its prime supporters. This article…

  8. Problem Gambling on College Campuses (United States)

    McComb, Jennifer L.; Hanson, William E.


    The vast majority of college students gamble, with some doing so problematically. This article discusses gambling and problem gambling among college students, framing it as an emerging health issue on college campuses nationwide. Given that 4 out of 5 college students admit to gambling, and that approximately 8% gamble problematically, it is…

  9. About Women on Campus, 1996. (United States)

    Sandler, Bernice Resnick, Ed.


    This quarterly newsletter provides information about the programs, issues, and concerns of women students, faculty, and administrators in higher education. Each of these four issues (comprising 1 year's worth) presents brief summaries of news items or reports in regularly appearing sections covering campus news, the workplace, sexual harassment,…

  10. Coming Soon: The Cashless Campus. (United States)

    Peskin, Carole Ann; McDemmond, Marie


    Increasing use of credit on college campuses raises important policy questions and planning needs. Credit and debit card use varies, and most institutions are studying, experimenting, and inventing uses. Although use of credit improves cash flow, streamlines payments and services, and increases income, there are also costs to the institution. (MSE)

  11. University Satellite Campus Management Models (United States)

    Fraser, Doug; Stott, Ken


    Among the 60 or so university satellite campuses in Australia are many that are probably failing to meet the high expectations of their universities and the communities they were designed to serve. While in some cases this may be due to the demand driven system, it may also be attributable in part to the ways in which they are managed. The…


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    L. F. Dolina


    Full Text Available Purpose. The research paper aims to determine radioactive contamination on the territory of campus of Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V. Lazaryan (DNURT. Methodology. The dosimeters measured the radioactive contamination in different places (points of DNURT campus, focusing on public places. The centres of measurements became dormitories, monuments, stops, main entrances of the new and the old buildings, classrooms, basements, a swimming pool, boiler room and others. Findings. The conducted radiation monitoring for the first time in the history of the University discovered the source of radioactive contamination on DNURT territory and campus. The highest radiation background is observed on three points, namely: the pedestal of the monument, the monument to students-soldiers, the main entrance of the new building (columns. This can be explained by granite materials, which the pedestals and the stairs are made of. Originality. The largest contribution to the total value of annual effective dose of human exposure is made by ionizing radiation sources (IRS of building materials (65 - 70%. The radioactivity level of building materials is determined by the content of natural radionuclides that are included in uranium-radium and thorium decay series (18 and 12 radionuclides as well as potassium-40. Radioactivity of building materials is evaluated by the content of dominant radionuclides radium-226, thorium-232 and potassium-40. Their dominant role is explained by the fact that these long-lived high-energy - emitters are the products of decay of radium-226 in uranium series of and radium-224 in thorium series, exposing radioactive gases (radon-222 and radon-220. Radioactive gases are accumulated in the basements of educational buildings; their decay is accompanied by 100% alpha radiation, which is the most dangerous. Practical value. It is necessary to set radioactivity signs near the objects with high

  13. The first CERN Spring Campus

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    CERN Bulletin


    From 14 to 16 April, the first edition of the CERN Spring Campus took place in Spain. Taking place over three intensive days, this event brought experts from CERN together at the University of Oviedo, where they met the engineers and scientists of the future in a programme of scientific and technological dissemination and cultural exchange.   The young participants of the first CERN Spring Campus and their instructors show their enthusiasm after the intensive three-day course. “This three-day school focuses on preparing young engineers for the job market, with a particular emphasis on computing,” explains Derek Mathieson, Advanced Information Systems Group Leader in the GS Department and Head of the CERN Spring Campus organising committee. “We organised talks on entrepreneurship and IT, as well as on job interviews and CV writing. It was also an important opportunity for the participants to meet CERN computing engineers to find out what it is like to work in I...

  14. Perceptions of campus climate by sexual minorities. (United States)

    Tetreault, Patricia A; Fette, Ryan; Meidlinger, Peter C; Hope, Debra


    Previous research has indicated that students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) often have negative experiences on university campuses due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Direct and indirect experiences contribute to an overall perception of the campus climate. This study used an online survey to assess students' perceptions of campus climate, their experiences confronting bias, support of family members and friends, and whether they had considered leaving campus. Multiple regression analysis indicated that perceptions of poorer campus climate were predicted by greater unfair treatment by instructors, more impact from anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) bias on friends' and families' emotional support, and having hidden one's LGBT identity from other students. Cluster analyses revealed four groups of participants distinguished by openness about their sexual orientation and negative experiences, with one group appearing to be at risk for poor retention. Results are discussed in terms of the needs of LGBTQ students on campus.

  15. Sustainable Retrofitting of Nordic University Campuses

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    Eriksson, Robert; Nenonen, Suvi; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev;


    in all five countries with closely comparable circumstances both on a societal and on an infrastructural level. Theory The current Nordic campus built environment, which represent both a technically and functionally ageing real estate portfolio is approached by applying a systemic understanding...... retrofitting and research is presented. Originality/value The research is conducted as part of the preparation for a Nordic research and campus development collaboration initivative and will serve as a framework for demonstrations conducted on different Nordic campuses....

  16. Conversations about Sexuality on a Public University Campus: Perspectives from Campus Ministry Students and Leaders (United States)

    Davidson, Charis R.; Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle M.; Messias, DeAnne K. Hilfinger; Friedman, Daniela B.; Robillard, Alyssa G.


    Little is known about university campus religious organisations' influence on students' sexuality-related attitudes and behaviours. This study sought to better understand sexuality-related communication within the context of campus ministries by exploring students' and campus ministry leaders' conversational experiences at a public university in…

  17. Travel patterns and challenges experienced by University of Johannesburg off-campus students

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    Tatenda C. Mbara


    Full Text Available When universities across the world emerged, the majority of students were provided with oncampus accommodation. However, with the increase in the number of universities, students seeking to enter universities and the decline in university funding, the result was an increase in the number of students residing off-campus. This lead to more limited social-contact opportunities with other students, which are vital for the enhancement of their learning and development. It also resulted in off-campus students spending a considerable amount of time travelling to and from university. This study aimed to investigate the travel patterns, characteristics and challenges faced by University of Johannesburg off-campus students by ascertaining inter alia: the means of transport used; travel time; the views of students in regard to the challenges they face; and possible improvements thereto. A quantitative approach was predominantly used to collect data from students by means of a questionnaire and this was supplemented with focus group discussions on two campuses. The study results revealed that off-campus students experience considerable challenges accessing campuses.

  18. A Rubric for Campus Heritage Planning (United States)

    Craig, Charles A.; Fixler, David N.; Kelly, Sarah D.


    This article is inspired by recent observations, events, and publications, as well as by a general and rising concern for and appreciation of the culture of American historical heritage as manifested on college and university campuses. Among the influences and inspirations for this article are Richard P. Dober's (2005) "Campus Heritage"…

  19. Should Tourists Be Banned From Campuses?

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    Xiamen University,one of the leading universities in China,began to ban tour groups from entering its campus on June 1.The notice of the university said that except for certain dining halls,most of the school's cafeterias will not receive tourists or accept cash.However,individual tourists are still allowed to enter the campus after registration.

  20. Suicide and Its Prevention on College Campuses (United States)

    Keyes, Lee


    Suicide is a significant issue facing higher education institutions. Many campuses are involved in a variety of procedures, programs, and initiatives that seek to reduce or prevent suicide and the impact of suicide-related behavior. This article offers examples of campus prevention efforts, important resources on suicide prevention for college…

  1. Virtual Campus Hub technical evaluation report

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    Vercoulen, Frank; Badger, Merete; Monaco, Lucio;

    This report describes and discusses the technical achievements of the Virtual Campus Hub project and formulates a brief agenda for the future.......This report describes and discusses the technical achievements of the Virtual Campus Hub project and formulates a brief agenda for the future....

  2. Campuses See Rising Demand for Housing (United States)

    Hoover, Eric


    The numbers looked strange. In early March, the University of Missouri had received many more campus-housing contracts than it expected. Each year many upperclassmen cancel their agreements after finding an off-campus rental, leaving enough spaces for incoming students. But on March 17, the first day freshmen could select their rooms online, there…

  3. Report on Extended Campus Library Services. (United States)

    Strickler, Sally Ann; And Others

    This report presents the results of a study of the Extended Campus Library Services program at Western Kentucky University (WKU), which was conducted by a committee appointed by the Director of University Libraries. A description of the program's goals and objectives is followed by a review of the extended campus programs in relation to similar…

  4. Empowering Entrepreneurship through Improving Campus Life

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    Nielsen, Birgitte Woge


    Inventors an Innovators Alliance) konferencen i San Jose CA, den 21. – 23. Marts 2014 med posterpræsentationen“Empowering Entrepreneurship through Improving Campus Life......Inventors an Innovators Alliance) konferencen i San Jose CA, den 21. – 23. Marts 2014 med posterpræsentationen“Empowering Entrepreneurship through Improving Campus Life...

  5. Campus Stalking: Theoretical Implications and Responses (United States)

    Scott, Joel H.; Cooper, Dianne L.


    The problem of campus stalking requires uniting several departments to develop a response plan reflective of the comprehensive nature of campus stalking. This article highlights how research on stalking, stalking theories, and related environmental theories support the formation of a cross-functional team to develop a multifaceted response to this…

  6. The Mixed Political Blessing of Campus Sustainability (United States)

    Breen, Sheryl D.


    The rise of sustainability rhetoric, curriculum, infrastructure, and marketing on college campuses is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, college presidents are pledging to eliminate their campuses' global warming emissions; colleges and universities are building wind turbines, composters, and green buildings; and sustainability coordinators are…

  7. Solicitation on Campus: Free Speech or Commercialization? (United States)

    Gibbs, Annette


    The issue of whether the First Amendments right to freedom of speech applies to commercial vendors on campuses as it does to nonprofit solicitation is addressed and guidelines provided. Banning commercial solicitation from residence halls, but allowing it on a limited basis in campus centers is recommended. (Author/ABB)

  8. Collaborative procurement for developing a sustainable campus (United States)

    Nifa, Faizatul Akmar Abdul; Rahim, Syukran Abdul; Rani, Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd; Ismail, Mohd. Noorizhar


    It is particularly challenging to achieve sustainability in campus universities, where a high volume of users and activities has made it more imperative to promote green buildings that reduce energy and water consumption while having a minimal carbon footprint. At present, the frameworks for sustainable campus have seldom focused on the project procurement method which would improve construction team integration in developing the physical aspect of campus development. Therefore, in response to that challenge, this paper investigates how the delivery team, responsible for the design and construction of a project, can be integrated to work together more efficiently and more using the collaborative procurement method known as partnering. This paper reports part of a previous research and sets the base for ongoing research on the critical factors in partnering for sustainable campus development. The outcome or result of this study will meet and support the requirement for construction, maintenance, and operation process for universities towards sustainable building/campus in the future.

  9. CDC STATE System Tobacco Legislation - Smokefree Campus (United States)

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — 1995-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Legislation – Smokefree Campuses....

  10. CDC STATE System Tobacco Legislation - Smokefree Campus (United States)

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — 1995-2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Legislation – Smokefree Campuses. The...

  11. VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) (United States)

    Department of Veterans Affairs — The VSOC program provides a VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to each VSOC school. These VRCs are called VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Counselors. A VA Vet...

  12. Regional medical campuses: a new classification system. (United States)

    Cheifetz, Craig E; McOwen, Katherine S; Gagne, Pierre; Wong, Jennifer L


    There is burgeoning belief that regional medical campuses (RMCs) are a significant part of the narrative about medical education and the health care workforce in the United States and Canada. Although RMCs are not new, in the recent years of medical education enrollment expansion, they have seen their numbers increase. Class expansion explains the rapid growth of RMCs in the past 10 years, but it does not adequately describe their function. Often, RMCs have missions that differ from their main campus, especially in the areas of rural and community medicine. The absence of an easy-to-use classification system has led to a lack of current research about RMCs as evidenced by the small number of articles in the current literature. The authors describe the process of the Group on Regional Medical Campuses used to develop attributes of a campus separate from the main campus that constitute a "classification" of a campus as an RMC. The system is broken into four models-basic science, clinical, longitudinal, and combined-and is linked to Liaison Committee on Medical Education standards. It is applicable to all schools and can be applied by any medical school dean or medical education researcher. The classification system paves the way for stakeholders to agree on a denominator of RMCs and conduct future research about their impact on medical education.

  13. The Impact of the Structure, Function, and Resources of the Campus Security Office on Campus Safety (United States)

    Bennett, Patricia Anne


    The topic of this dissertation is college and university safety. This national quantitative study utilized resource dependency theory to examine relationships between the incidence of reported campus crimes and the structure, function, and resources of campus security offices. This study uncovered a difference in reported total crime rates,…

  14. Wireless Campus LBS - Building campus-wide Location Based Services bases on WiFi technology

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    Köbben, Barend; Bunningen, van Arthur H.; Muthukrishnan, Kavitha; Stefanakis, Emmanuel


    This paper describes a project that has just started at the University of Twente (UT) in cooperation with the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) to provide Location Based Services (LBS) for the UT campus. This LBS will run on the existing Wireless Campus

  15. Does the Degree of Campus "Wiredness" Matter?

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    Shouping Hu


    Full Text Available Responses to the College Student Experience Questionnaire 4th Edition from 18,844 students at 71 colleges and universities were analyzed to determine if the presence of computing and information technology influenced the frequency of use of various forms of technology and other educational resources and the exposure to good educational practices. Undergraduates attending "more wired" campuses as determined by the 1998 and 1999 Yahoo! Most Wired Campus survey more frequently used computing and information technology and reported higher levels of engagement in good educational practices than their counterparts at less wired institutions. Non-traditional students benefited less than traditional students, but both women and men students benefited comparably from campus "wiredness."

  16. Campus sustainable food projects: critique and engagement. (United States)

    Barlett, Peggy F


    Campus sustainable food projects recently have expanded rapidly. A review of four components - purchasing goals, academic programs, direct marketing, and experiential learning - shows both intent and capacity to contribute to transformational change toward an alternative food system. The published rationales for campus projects and specific purchasing guidelines join curricular and cocurricular activities to evaluate, disseminate, and legitimize environmental, economic, social justice, and health concerns about conventional food. Emerging new metrics of food service practices mark a potential shift from rhetoric to market clout, and experiential learning builds new coalitions and can reshape relations with food and place. Campus projects are relatively new and their resilience is not assured, but leading projects have had regional, state, and national impact. The emergence of sustainability rankings in higher education and contract-based compliance around purchasing goals suggests that if support continues, higher education's leadership can extend to the broader agrifood system.

  17. Professional Organizations for Pharmacy Students on Satellite Campuses. (United States)

    Scott, Mollie Ashe; McLaughlin, Jacqueline; Shepherd, Greene; Williams, Charlene; Zeeman, Jackie; Joyner, Pamela


    Objective. To evaluate the structure and impact of student organizations on pharmacy school satellite campuses. Methods. Primary administrators from satellite campuses received a 20-question electronic survey. Quantitative data analysis was conducted on survey responses. Results. The most common student organizations on satellite campuses were the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) (93.1%), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) (89.7%), Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) (60.0%), state organizations (51.7%), and local organizations (58.6%). Perceived benefits of satellite campus organizations included opportunities for professional development, student engagement, and service. Barriers to success included small enrollment, communication between campuses, finances, and travel. Conclusion. Student organizations were an important component of the educational experience on pharmacy satellite campuses and allowed students to develop professionally and engage with communities. Challenges included campus size, distance between campuses, and communication.

  18. The Future of the Campus: Architecture and Master Planning Trends (United States)

    Coulson, Jonathan; Roberts, Paul; Taylor, Isabelle


    The article discusses current and likely future trends within the architecture and master planning of university campuses. It argues that higher education administrators must maximise the value of the campus to create physical environments that enhance the student experience.

  19. Integrated Renewable Energy and Campus Sustainability Initiative

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    Uthoff, Jay [Luther College, Decorah, IA (United States); Jensen, Jon [Luther College, Decorah, IA (United States); Bailey, Andrew [Luther College, Decorah, IA (United States)


    Renewable energy, energy conservation, and other sustainability initiatives have long been a central focus of Luther College. The DOE funded Integrated Renewable Energy and Campus Sustainability Initiative project has helped accelerate the College’s progress toward carbon neutrality. DOE funds, in conjunction with institutional matching funds, were used to fund energy conservation projects, a renewable energy project, and an energy and waste education program aimed at all campus constituents. The energy and waste education program provides Luther students with ideas about sustainability and conservation guidelines that they carry with them into their future communities.

  20. Software Engineering Infrastructure in a Large Virtual Campus (United States)

    Cristobal, Jesus; Merino, Jorge; Navarro, Antonio; Peralta, Miguel; Roldan, Yolanda; Silveira, Rosa Maria


    Purpose: The design, construction and deployment of a large virtual campus are a complex issue. Present virtual campuses are made of several software applications that complement e-learning platforms. In order to develop and maintain such virtual campuses, a complex software engineering infrastructure is needed. This paper aims to analyse the…

  1. A Geospatial Mixed Methods Approach to Assessing Campus Safety (United States)

    Hites, Lisle S.; Fifolt, Matthew; Beck, Heidi; Su, Wei; Kerbawy, Shatomi; Wakelee, Jessica; Nassel, Ariann


    Background: While there is no panacea for alleviating campus safety concerns, safety experts agree that one of the key components to an effective campus security plan is monitoring the environment. Despite previous attempts to measure campus safety, quantifying perceptions of fear, safety, and risk remains a challenging issue. Since perceptions of…

  2. Gang Activity on Campus: A Crisis Response Case Study (United States)

    Shaw, Mahauganee; Meaney, Sarah


    This case study challenges readers to consider a contemporary issue for campus threat assessment and emergency preparedness: gang presence on college campuses. A body of research examining the presence of gangs and gang activity on college campuses has developed, revealing that gangs pose a viable threat for institutions of higher education. The…

  3. A Virtual Campus Based on Human Factor Engineering (United States)

    Yang, Yuting; Kang, Houliang


    Three Dimensional or 3D virtual reality has become increasingly popular in many areas, especially in building a digital campus. This paper introduces a virtual campus, which is based on a 3D model of The Tourism and Culture College of Yunnan University (TCYU). Production of the virtual campus was aided by Human Factor and Ergonomics (HF&E), an…

  4. Campus Information Network Hardware System Design%Campus Information Network Hardware System Design

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    The emphasis of constructing and developing the campus information network is how to design and optimize the network hardware system. This paper mainly studies the network system structure design, the server system structure design and the network export

  5. Infusing JUST Design in Campus Recreation (United States)

    Staeger-Wilson, Katheryne; Sampson, Douglas H.


    This practice brief highlights the collaborative work among a disability resource professional, a university architect, and students with disabilities to create a campus recreation center with universal design features. This partnership serves to illustrate that building to minimum compliance standards does not necessarily remove barriers to…

  6. Sustainable Campus: Engaging the Community in Sustainability (United States)

    Too, Linda; Bajracharya, Bhishna


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the major factors necessary for engaging university campus community in sustainability. While general awareness in sustainability issues has improved in recent years through mass media coverage, this knowledge is not always translated into actual sustainable practice. Studies have indicated that…

  7. Historical Analysis of College Campus Interracial Dating (United States)

    Firmin, Michael W.; Firebaugh, Stephanie


    Interracial dating on American campuses has had a relatively stormy past. Until the past three decades or so, it was outlawed in some states. Southern institutions, in particular, such as the infamous Bob Jones University have made this issue divisive even among their own constituencies. Age and generation seem to be cogent factors with younger…

  8. A Reaction to Mazoue's Deconstructed Campus (United States)

    Shrock, Sharon A.


    Mazoue's ("J Comput High Educ," 2012) article, "The Deconstructed Campus," is examined from the perspective of instructional design practice. Concerns center on: the knowledge base of precision instruction; the differential effectiveness of teaching procedural as opposed to declarative knowledge; the reliance on assessment of online learning; and…

  9. Eco-Friendly Campuses as Teaching Tools (United States)

    Erwin, Stephen J.; Kearns, Thomas D.


    Sustainable design projects offer academic communities the opportunity to make the design and operations of their campuses part of the larger lessons of social and environmental responsibility that are integral parts of higher education. In no place is that demonstrated more clearly than in New England, with its long commitment to environmental…

  10. Mapping Academic Library Contributions to Campus Internationalization (United States)

    Witt, Steven W.; Kutner, Laurie; Cooper, Liz


    This study surveyed academic libraries across the United States to establish baseline data on their contributions to campus internationalization. Supplementing data from the American Council on Education (ACE) on internationalization of higher education, this research measured the level of international activities taking place in academic…

  11. Operations Course Icebreaker: Campus Club Cupcakes Exercise (United States)

    Snider, Brent; Southin, Nancy


    Campus Club Cupcakes is an in-class "introduction to operations management" experiential learning exercise which can be used within minutes of starting the course. After reading the one-page mini case, students are encouraged to meet each other and collaborate to determine if making and selling cupcakes to fellow business students would…

  12. Guns on Campus: A Chilling Effect (United States)

    Mash, Kenneth M.


    The author of this article observes that, while much has been written on the overall topic of safety with regard to allowing guns on college campuses, little has been said about how allowing the possession of deadly weapons can create a "chilling effect" on academic discussions. This article considers how some universities have…

  13. Nerf Guns Strike a Nerve on Campuses (United States)

    Young, Jeffrey R.


    Killing zombies on campus just isn't as much fun as it used to be. Students at Bowling Green State University once carried Nerf guns for a week each semester, shooting the zombies before the creatures could tag them. Participants were seen by most bystanders as nerdy but harmless kids who liked role-playing. These days, bright plastic Nerf guns…

  14. Campus Memories: Learning with Contextualised Blogging

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    De Jong, Tim; Al Takrouri, Bashar; Specht, Marcus; Koper, Rob


    De Jong, T., Al Takrouri, B., Specht, M., Koper, R. (2007). Campus Memories: Learning with Contextualised Blogging. In D. Griffiths, R. Koper & O. Liber (Eds). Proceedings of The 2nd TenCompetence Workshop (pp. 59-67), January 11-12, 2007, Manchester, United Kingdom.

  15. Campus Environmental Audits: The UCLA Experience. (United States)

    Smith, April A.; Gottlieb, Robert


    The nation's first comprehensive analysis of a university's environmental impact, at the University of California at Los Angeles, has become a blueprint for prompting environmental change on campuses nationwide. The study documented conditions in the workplace, wastes and hazards, air quality, water and energy use, and procurement practices.…

  16. Campus Police Benefit by Automating Training Records (United States)

    Galvin, Bob


    Making sure law enforcement officers are current with their professional training has always been a top priority of police departments whether they must protect a city or a college campus. However, as training has expanded with many new certification categories, tracking all of these for each officer has grown more complex. This has prompted many…

  17. Leadership Development on a Diverse Campus (United States)

    Riutta, Satu; Teodorescu, Daniel


    While leadership development is considered an important goal of education on many campuses, very little is known about how leadership skills develop in a diverse environment, which most colleges will be in the future. We compare causes for Socially Responsible Leadership (SRL) at the end of college students' first year in one diverse liberal…

  18. Adaptively Ubiquitous Learning in Campus Math Path (United States)

    Shih, Shu-Chuan; Kuo, Bor-Chen; Liu, Yu-Lung


    The purposes of this study are to develop and evaluate the instructional model and learning system which integrate ubiquitous learning, computerized adaptive diagnostic testing system and campus math path learning. The researcher first creates a ubiquitous learning environment which is called "adaptive U-learning math path system". This…

  19. Uus ja uhke campus valmib aastaks 2010

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    Tallinna Tehnikaülikooli haldusdirektor Henn Karits tutvustab ülikooli lähimate aastate ehitusplaane - peamaja rekonstrueerimist, majandus- ja humanitaarteaduskondade hoone ning raamatukogu uue hoone ehitamist. Uus campus sisaldab endas ka maa-aluse parkla, spordikompleksi, üliõpilasühiselamud

  20. For Members Only: Feminism on Campus Today (United States)

    Agness, Karin L.


    The influence of contemporary feminism in the classroom and on campus is widespread, and student clubs, women's centers, and women's studies departments often exclude women who hold traditional views. In this article, the author takes a look at how this influence evolved and describes the very successful actions she took as a student to challenge…

  1. New Campus Crime Prevention Resources Available (United States)

    Campus Law Enforcement Journal, 2012


    The Campus Crime Prevention Committee has compiled a list of university and college crime prevention agencies and resources, which includes contact information, links to agency crime prevention web pages, and a list of resources they offer (i.e., brochures, guides, PowerPoint programs, videos, etc.) as well as a spreadsheet showing organizations…

  2. Facilitating College Readiness through Campus Life Experiences (United States)

    Schaefer, Mary Beth


    In a program called "College Immersion," middle grades students spend up to one week on a local college campus, attending specially designed college classes and experiencing collegiate activities. This research study reports on findings related to two different college-middle school partnerships involved in a College Immersion program.…

  3. Alcohol Regulation and Violence on College Campuses


    Michael Grossman; Sara Markowitz


    This study focuses on the effects of variations in alcoholic beverage prices among states of the United States on violence on college campuses. The principal hypothesis tested is that the incidence of violence is negatively related to the price of alcohol. This hypothesis is derived from two well established relationships: the positive relationship between alcohol and violence and the negative relationship between the use of alcohol and its price. The data employed in the study are the 1989, ...

  4. Substance abuse on the college campus. (United States)

    Rimsza, Mary Ellen; Moses, Karen S


    Substance abuse is a major health and behavioral concern in college students. Alcohol and marijuana are the most commonly abused drugs on college campuses. Others include tobacco, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, gamma-hydroxybutyrate, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), lysergic acid, ketamine, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, cocaine, and psilocybin mushrooms. This article reviews the use of these drugs by college students. Substance use is a major contributing factor in poor academic performance and failure to successfully complete a college education.

  5. Keeping our Campuses and Communities Safe

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    Ronald Goodman


    Full Text Available Since the events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. population has a heightened awareness that tragedies can and do strike ordinary people without warning. The same can be said for the unfortunate abundance of campus shootings, where the next "9/11" occurred in 2007 on the campus of Virginia Tech. And yet, subsequent investigations into these horrific events often reveal that clues existed that might have pointed to the eventual violent outcome. It is unquestionable that to dramatically improve the safety and security of our cities we must rely upon the millions of eyes of our fellow citizens to unearth these clues as they pursue their daily activities. But ordinary citizens on the street are often reluctant to get involved and lackthe tools to overcome their reticence to report suspicious activity. In this article, we examine several indicators of campus and community violence, as well as a novel technology to facilitate communication of potential threats to safety before they become a reality.

  6. A New Campus Built on Efficiency

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    Harding, Ari [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Mercado, Andrea [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Regnier, Cindy [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)


    The University of California (UC), Merced partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and implement solutions to reduce energy consumption by as part of DOE’s Commercial Buildings Partnerships (CBP) Program. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) provided technical expertise in support of this DOE program. This case study reports on the process and outcome of this project including the achieved savings from design improvements for the campus. The intent of the project was to retrofit the Science & Engineering (S&E) building and the central plant at UC Merced to achieve up to 30% energy reduction. The anticipated savings from these retrofits represented about 17% of whole-campus energy use. If achieved, the savings contribution from the CBP project would have brought overall campus performance to 56% of the 1999 UC/CSU benchmark performance for their portfolio of buildings. However, the final design that moved forward as part of the CBP program only included the retrofit measures for the S&E building.

  7. What Should Stay Put? Campus Landscape Planning for the Long Term. (United States)

    Yahres, Mike Van


    Discusses campus landscape long-term planning and design decision making during campus alterations and upgrades. Those campus landscape elements that tend to remain in place and planning for their continued existence are discussed. (GR)

  8. Seeding Entrepreneurship across Campus: Early Implementation Experiences of the Kauffman Campuses Initiative. Final Report (United States)

    Hulsey, Lara; Rosenberg, Linda; Kim, Benita


    Although entrepreneurship has long been considered a fundamental aspect of American society, its development as an academic field in U.S. colleges and universities is relatively recent and on-campus entrepreneurship programs have been most commonly found in business schools. Because entrepreneurs and innovative ideas can arise from within any…

  9. FIRE's Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Second Edition. FIRE's Guides to Student Rights on Campus (United States)

    Silverglate, Harvey A.; French, David; Lukianoff, Greg


    Since its first publication in 2005, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has distributed more than 138,000 print and online copies of its "Guide to Free Speech on Campus." In that time, FIRE's commitment to advocating on behalf of the essential rights discussed in the pages that follow has remained unwavering;…


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    Joseph Adeniran ADEDEJI


    Full Text Available The interwoven relationship between the use of indoors and outdoors in the tropics as means of thermal adaptation has long been recognized. In the case of outdoors, this is achieved by green intervention of shading trees as adaptive mechanisms through behavioural thermoregulation. Unfortunately, the indoor academic spaces of LAUTECH campus was not provided with necessary outdoor academic learning environment in the general site planning of the campus for use at peak indoor thermal dissatisfaction period considering the tropical climatic setting of the university. The students’ departmental and faculty associations tried to provide parks for themselves as alternatives which on casual observation are of substandard quality and poorly maintained because of lack of institutional coordination and low funding. This study examined the quality and use of these parks for thermal comfort through behavioral adjustment from subjective field evidence with the goal of improvement. To achieve this, twelve parks were selected within the campus. Questionnaires containing use and quality variables were administered randomly upon 160 users of these parks. The data obtained was subjected to descriptive statistical analysis. Results show that the quality of the parks, weather condition, period of the day, and personal psychological reasons of users has great influence on the use of the parks. The study concludes with policy recommendations on improvement of the quality of the parks and the campus outdoors and greenery in general.

  11. Eco-movilidad en el Campus universitario


    Jané Ribera, Eduard


    El objetivo del proyecto es concebir y analizar la creación de un toldo, localizado en el aparcamiento universitario del Campus Sud de la UPC, compuesto por lonas fotovoltaicas tensadas y estructuras relativamente no complejas. El toldo alimenta energéticamente a una red interna de motocicletas eléctricas que circulan en la zona universitaria disponible para los usuarios de las facultades de la zona. Este proyecto se clasifica en cuatro partes: un análisis de la gestión de la construcción ...

  12. The Full and True Value of Campus Heritage (United States)

    Elefante, Carl


    To gain a full and true understanding of the value of campus heritage requires shifting perspective. On many campuses, heritage resources are perceived to have no relevance whatsoever to the challenges of sustainability. This results largely from a profound misconception about what may constitute a sustainable future and what steps may be needed…

  13. AASHE Digest 2009. A Review of Campus Sustainability News (United States)

    Webster, Andrea, Comp.; Sweeney, Seann, Comp.


    This paper includes over 1,250 stories that catalog a broadening and deepening commitment to campus sustainability by colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. The 380-page report categorizes stories from nearly 600 higher education institutions into 24 chapters, spanning education and research, campus operations, and administration and…

  14. AASHE Digest 2008. A Review of Campus Sustainability News (United States)

    Webster, Andrea, Comp.; Dautremont-Smith, Julian, Comp.


    This publication includes over 1,350 stories that illustrate the continued expansion of sustainability practices into every sector of campus. Initiatives from nearly 700 institutions are organized into 28 chapters, spanning education and research, campus operations, and administration and finance. In addition, the publication contains over 90 new…

  15. Virtual Campus in the Context of an Educational Virtual City (United States)

    Fominykh, Mikhail; Prasolova-Forland, Ekaterina; Morozov, Mikhail; Gerasimov, Alexey


    This paper is focused on virtual campuses, i.e. virtual worlds representing real educational institutions that are based on the metaphor of a university and provide users with different learning tools. More specifically, the idea of integrating a virtual campus into the context of a virtual city is suggested. Such a virtual city, where students…

  16. Chinese-English Code-switching in Campus Advertisements

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    This paper aims to analyze Chinese-English code-switching in campus advertisements by the linguistic adaptation theory. Through the interpretation of the specific examples, the communicative goals are achieved by adaptation of linguistic reality, social convention and psychological motivations. Code-switching has significant pragmatic value in campus advertisements and makes the communication efficient.

  17. Campus Architecture: Building in the Groves of Academe. (United States)

    Dober, Richard P.

    This book describes, defines, and documents campus architectural designs, covering all aspects of campus building and landscape planning in light of today's new challenges--from the updating and revitalization of the existing architectural heritage to the kinds of innovative new buildings required to meet today's and tomorrow's academic needs. The…

  18. Essential Ingredients to Working with Campus Protests and Demonstrations (United States)

    Olson, Dustin


    Recent months have provided many campus law enforcement and security administrators with an added challenge in providing for the safety and welfare of their campus communities. The "Occupy Wall Street" (OWS) movement, which began on September 17, 2011 in New York City, was numerous protests against economic inequality, record rates of…

  19. Anti-Stigma Programs: Stigma in Campus Police Officers (United States)

    Rafacz, Jennifer D.


    It has been proposed that the most effective way to combat mental illness stigma is to focus on power groups who have a direct impact on the lives of persons with serious mental illness. With the increase of violence and need for mental health services on college campuses, campus police officers are seen as an important power group for persons…

  20. Embedding Marketing in International Campus Development: Lessons from UK Universities (United States)

    Lewis, Vicky


    This paper provides recommendations for embedding a market- and marketing-informed approach within the development process for a new international campus. It includes a brief outline of the current global profile of international campuses (as one form of transnational education) before highlighting the role of marketing at key stages of campus…

  1. Should College Campuses become Tobacco Free without an Enforcement Plan? (United States)

    Fennell, Reginald


    Tobacco-free campuses are a great public health initiative. "Healthy People 2020" and "Healthy Campus 2020" address tobacco use and young adults including college students. Sources indicate that of the more than 6,000 colleges and universities in the United States, less than 800 are either smoke free or tobacco free. An increasing number of…

  2. Invoking the Spiritual in Campus Life and Leadership. (United States)

    Rogers, Judy L.; Dantley, Michael E.


    Examines the implications of the spirituality in the workplace movement for leadership and campus life in colleges and universities. Describes how student affairs leadership, informed by spiritual intelligence, can create campus environments that support and enhance the sense of wholeness, connection, and community for students, faculty, and…

  3. The Impact of Honors on the Campus Community (United States)

    Rice, Larry


    The development of an honors program at Rogers State University a decade ago brought about significant positive changes to the campus, where more than three-quarters of the students are the first in their families to attend college. Throughout the years, these young scholars have elevated academic discourse across campus and delivered an impact…

  4. Why Students Choose the Branch Campus of a Large University (United States)

    Hoyt, Jeff; Howell, Scott


    Fonseca and Bird (2007) ask an intriguing question that relates to university branch campuses: "What happened to all the people who thought online learning would drive traditional education out of the market? Just when "click" is supposed to be replacing "brick," branch campuses are proliferating around the country."…

  5. Assessing the Campus's Ethical Climate: A Multidimensional Approach. (United States)

    Banning, James H.


    Develops a general framework and matrix for assessing ethical behavior from a campus perspective and illustrates how visual anthropology can be used to implement the matrix. Claims that indices, such as photographs on bulletin boards, architecture, graffiti, and other environmental elements, can portray a campus's ethical climate. (RJM)

  6. College Student Perceptions on Campus Alcohol Policies and Consumption Patterns (United States)

    Marshall, Brenda L.; Roberts, Katherine J.; Donnelly, Joseph W.; Rutledge, Imani N.


    Environmental strategies for colleges and universities to reduce alcohol consumption among their students include the development and enforcement of campus alcohol policies. This study examines students' knowledge and attitudes toward campus alcohol policies and how they relate to alcohol consumption and alcohol social norms. A sample of 422…

  7. The Public Health Approach to Campus Suicide Prevention (United States)

    Jodoin, Elizabeth C.; Robertson, Jason


    The perception that college students are coming to campus with more severe psychological concerns than in the past has been empirically supported on college campuses (Benton and others, 2003). Approximately 20 percent of all adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder (Kessler and others, 2005), many of which then continue on to college…

  8. Recreational Use of Ritalin on College Campuses. Infofacts/Resources (United States)

    Kapner, Daniel Ari


    Although alcohol is the most abused drug on college campuses, Ritalin has also attracted much concern in recent years. This "Infofacts/Resources" describes Ritalin use on college campuses, outlines possible effects of its abuse, and recommends policies for institutions of higher education. (Contains 7 online resources.)

  9. Reference Services for Off-Campus Students and Faculty. (United States)

    Pease, Barbara; Power, Colleen


    Discussion of off-campus library services focuses on a literature review of surveys on reference services to off-campus users that investigated the philosophy of service, student demographics, the reference environment, materials provision, theory versus practice, reference assessment and guidelines, local library partnerships, and future trends.…

  10. Teaching Undergraduate Business Management Courses on Campus and in Prisons. (United States)

    Rudin, Joel P.


    In a comparison of performance in a business management course by on-campus and incarcerated students (the latter taught via interactive television), prisoners outperformed both U.S. and international on-campus students. Results may support the argument that elimination of Pell Grants for prisoners was shortsighted. (SK)

  11. Modern Architecture and the U.S. Campus Heritage Movement (United States)

    Buono, Jon


    The history of an educational institution is maintained both in its traditions--the customs and practices of the school--and in its physical dimension--the buildings, landscapes, and other cultural resources that define its "campus." In the past 15 years, the memorialization of the American college and university campus--whether in…

  12. Motivational Signage Increases Physical Activity on a College Campus (United States)

    Ford, M. Allison; Torok, Donald


    Objective: The authors evaluated whether motivational signage influenced rates of stair use relative to elevator use on a college campus. Participants: In March and April 2004, the authors observed students, faculty, staff, and any visitors accessing a college campus building. Methods: During Phase I, the authors monitored ascending stair and…

  13. Defining Campus Violence: A Phenomenological Analysis of Community Stakeholder Perspectives (United States)

    Mayhew, Matthew J.; Caldwell, Rebecca J.; Goldman, Emily Grey


    The purpose of this study was to derive an empirically based understanding of campus violence. Grounded in a communication paradigm offered by sociolinguistic scholars, we adopted a phenomenological approach for conducting and analyzing 23 interviews from campus community stakeholders, including students, staff, faculty, administrators, and…

  14. The Police Response to Mental Illness on Campus (United States)

    Margolis, Gary J.; Shtull, Penny R.


    Campus police officers are often among the initial contacts for behavioral incidents involving people with mental illness. Their training and access to resources influence decisions to direct the individual to support services and/or through campus disciplinary processes and/or the criminal justice system. Over the past decade, there has been an…

  15. The Role of Institutional Culture in Campus Master Planning (United States)

    West, Raymond Chip, III


    Campuses of higher education are physical artifacts of the institutions' culture. No matter the institutional type, geographic location, or population it serves, "the campus is a visible, physical manifestation and indicator of organizational life" (D. Martin, 2006, p. iii). Artifacts serving as symbols of the institution's…

  16. Censorship of Off-Campus Publications Violates First Amendment Rights. (United States)

    Adams, Julian


    Reviews Burch v. Barker, in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that school administrators' prior review of an alternative or off-campus publication, destined for distribution on the school campus, is in violation of the First Amendment. (MS)

  17. Institutional Identity and Organizational Structure in Multi-Campus Universities. (United States)

    Dengerink, Harold A.


    Explores the structure of universities with multiple campuses but no independent central administrative system. Discusses the hybrid missions of branch campuses, which are asked to serve both the overall university and local constituent communities. Explains that these multiple missions may conflict and thus require intentional organizational…

  18. Project campus and maternal and child clinic

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    Fabio Aldemar Gómez Sierra


    Full Text Available This article aims to illustrate the activities of the process of cooperation between the University of Pavia , Italy and the Juan de Castellanos de Tunja University Foundation . The first involved the signing of an agreement in April 2012, related to the formulation of hypotheses to project the new University Campus and some preliminary ideas for the construction of a Mother and Child University Hospital , level IV , hinged to the campus ; projects then emerged from anthropological reflections on creating spaces provided to address structural elements in a culture in this case to: create, teach , learn and apply science with other knowledge and related health and disease. This experience , still ongoing , is part of the main aims of cooperation , which is an opportunity for scientific research and methodological experimentation and innovation , both in terms of architectural solutions and technical control of the project. In fact , it appears that any architectural project in territorial contexts (climate, soil, subsoil and culture , environmental, social and diverse climate , requires a study and knowledge of the resources and potential of the place where you go to work, to enrich and value the traditions and local identities and transformations stays mixed . Through this activity , it was possible to gather and exchange processes experiment applied between experts from different disciplines and thesis students , thus consolidating an interesting interplay of scientific competition between two universities , which enriches professional , academic and social heritage.

  19. Campus Recreation Worldwide: A Literature Review

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    Hashem Kozechian


    Full Text Available The percentage of adults who engage in regular leisure time physical activity is decreasing, causing an increase in risk for several health issues. Research indicates that the more physically active individuals are in their leisure time as adolescents and young adults, the more likely they are to remain active throughout the lifespan. The number of individuals entering the college or university setting has continued to increase over the past decade. Institutions of higher education are supporting the construction and management of large recreational facilities on-campuses for college students to use for leisure time physical activity behaviors. Many administrators are aware of the benefits of participation in leisure time physical activity among college students including: higher grades, less stress, better adjustment and higher persistence to graduation. Given the increase in popularity of comprehensive campus recreation programs and facilities, there is a need for theory based research to bridge the gap in assessing participation and developing intervention and educational materials to increase participation.

  20. Conveying Campus Sexual Misconduct Policy Information to College and University Students: Results from a 7-Campus Study (United States)

    Potter, S. J.; Edwards, K. M.; Banyard, V. L.; Stapleton, J. G.; Demers, J. M.; Moynihan, M. M.


    Objective: To examine the efficacy of different methods (ie, in-class policy reading; in-class policy reading and discussion; no reading or discussion) to deliver campus sexual misconduct policy information to students on 7 campuses. Participants: A total of 1,195 participants at 7 colleges and universities participated in the study from August to…

  1. Focus on the Part-Timer; Arbitration on a Non-Unionized Campus; Campus Negotiators--A Critical Comment. (United States)

    Levenstein, Aaron, Ed.; And Others


    Job concerns and characteristics of part-time faculty and interests concerning union representation, arbitration on a nonunionized campus and a view of campus negotiators are addressed in this newsletter issue. The issue of protection of part-timers by their union is examined, and adjunct faculty are categorized as follows: the semi-retired, those…

  2. Seeding Entrepreneurship Across Campus Early Implementation Experiences of the Kauffman Campuses Initiative


    Lara Hulsey; Linda Rosenberg; Benita Kim


    Entrepreneurship has long been a fundamental aspect of American society, serving as an important contributor to economic growth. However, only recently has entrepreneurship begun to develop as an academic field in U.S. colleges and universities. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched the Kauffman Campuses Initiative in eight U.S. universities to encourage campuswide expansion of entrepreneurship programs and activities. This report provides a cross-site analysis of implementation exper...

  3. Creating an Energy Intelligent Campus: Data Integration Challenges and Solutions at a Large Research Campus

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    Cutler, Dylan; Frank, Stephen; Slovensky, Michelle; Sheppy, Michael; Petersen, Anya


    Rich, well-organized building performance and energy consumption data enable a host of analytic capabilities for building owners and operators, from basic energy benchmarking to detailed fault detection and system optimization. Unfortunately, data integration for building control systems is challenging and costly in any setting. Large portfolios of buildings--campuses, cities, and corporate portfolios--experience these integration challenges most acutely. These large portfolios often have a wide array of control systems, including multiple vendors and nonstandard communication protocols. They typically have complex information technology (IT) networks and cybersecurity requirements and may integrate distributed energy resources into their infrastructure. Although the challenges are significant, the integration of control system data has the potential to provide proportionally greater value for these organizations through portfolio-scale analytics, comprehensive demand management, and asset performance visibility. As a large research campus, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) experiences significant data integration challenges. To meet them, NREL has developed an architecture for effective data collection, integration, and analysis, providing a comprehensive view of data integration based on functional layers. The architecture is being evaluated on the NREL campus through deployment of three pilot implementations.

  4. State University of New York Controls Over Telephone Systems at Selected Campuses. (United States)

    New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.

    The State University of New York (SUNY) consists of 29 State-operated campuses. Campuses of the SUNY system each operate and manage their own telephone systems. Campuses may own or lease their own telephone system called a private branch exchange (PBX). A PBX makes a campus a miniature telephone company with the ability to add and delete telephone…

  5. Campus Access Control System RFID Based

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    Full Text Available Radio frequency identification (RFID technology has helped many organizations to reduce cost. Nevertheless, there are challenges and issues associated with RFID adoption. The most common internal challenge for many organizations is justifying the investment and modification of processes. The focus of this project is to show the business value of RFID technology and its applications. The important issue is the security level of the whole campus because it needs to be carefully differentiated. Dormitories and special research laboratories should benefit from higher levels of security than any other campuses. The key to the problem is represented by the new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID which can support contactless cards with memory. The most important feature of the proposed system is the updating of access permission level at any time for the user based on the availability of that user. The data transfer from the reader to the database was done using wireless communication (RF communication. To achieve this here RF transmitter and the RF receiver is used. The data which is read by the reader is sent to the microcontroller. Then from the controller we can transfer the data to the database by using the UART module (serial communication which is inbuilt in the microcontroller through RF transmitter. RF receiver of the same frequency at the receiver end receives and then stores the data in the database. RF transmitter and Receiver – frequency for transmitting and receiving the data depends on the user as per the requirement for the application and it is based on the range of distance. For the data encoding and decoding process HCS-101 protocol is used.

  6. Comparative Study on Sino-US Campus Culture

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    Cultural communication is playing an increasingly important role in the communication between between China and the United States,which not only promotes the communication and cooperation between the two countries,but provides experience and reference for the development of campus culture and education.We should find the root causes,draw lessons from the essences of American campus culture based on our excellent traditional culture,create campus culture with our own national characteristics to train comprehensive high-quality talents and develop the education system of our country.

  7. Academic and social integration on campus among sexual minority students: the impacts of psychological and experiential campus climate. (United States)

    Woodford, Michael R; Kulick, Alex


    A heterosexist campus climate can increase risk for mental health problems for sexual minority students; however, the relationship between campus climate for sexual minorities and academic outcomes remains understudied. Using a sample of sexual minority respondents extracted from a campus climate survey conducted at a large university in the Midwest, we examine relationships between multiple dimensions of psychological and experiential campus climate for sexual minorities with academic integration (academic disengagement, grade-point average [GPA]) and social integration (institutional satisfaction, acceptance on campus). We also investigate the protective role of engagement with informal academic and peer-group systems. Findings suggest campus climate affects sexual minority students' integration. In multivariate analyses, perceptions of whether lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people could be open about their sexual identity was positively associated with acceptance on campus; personal heterosexist harassment was positively associated with academic disengagement and negatively with GPA. Students' informal academic integration (instructor relations) and informal social integration (LGB friends) demonstrated influential main effects but did not moderate any of the climate-outcome relationships. Researchers should further explore the relationships between climate and academic outcomes among sexual minority students, both collectively and among specific sub-groups, and address the role of other protective factors.

  8. From the Digital Campus to Smart Campus%从数字化校园到智慧校园

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      At present, the construction of smart campus and exploration in many nationwide famous universities were all carried on, the smart campus is a traditional concept of wisdom campus on development, this paper introduces the digital campus to smart campus from the developed progress, and emphatically introduces the characteristics of smart campus, and points out some problems existed in the construction process of smart campus.%  目前,全国很多知名高校都在进行智慧校园的建设和探索,智慧校园是对传统智慧校园概念的发展,本文介绍了从数字化校园到智慧校园的发展历程,着重介绍了智慧校园的特点,指出了在智慧校园建设过程中存在的一些问题。

  9. A Comparative Analysis of the Academic Performance of Distance and On-campus Learners




    This study examined (i) the profile of the distance and on-campus learners, (ii) the academic performance of distance and on-campus learners, (iii) the advantages and disadvantages of learning through distance education and on-campus education, and (iv) how the disadvantages of learning through distance education could be reduced. The study found that the majority of distance and on-campus learners were female, single, and unemployed. Most off-campus learners were more than 20 years old, whil...

  10. Spiders of Kerala Agricultural University Campus, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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    C. K. Adarsh


    Full Text Available A total of 86 species of spiders belonging to 56 genera of 20 families have been recorded from the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU campus, Thrissur, Kerala, southern India.  This represents 5.1% of the total spiders’ species and 33.33% of the total families of spiders recorded in India.  The dominant spider family at KAU campus is Araneidae with 18 species of nine genera. Salticidae is represented by 14 species of 13 genera.  Out of 252 endemic spiders of India, 16 have been reported from KAU campus.  Guild structure analysis shows spiders belonging to seven types of feeding guilds present in KAU campus.  Orb-web builders are the dominant feeding guild accounting for 34%, followed by stalkers (22%, ground runners (20%, ambushers (8%, scattered line weavers (8%, foliage runners (7% and sheet-web builders (1%. 

  11. AnimaCampuse lipukiri soovitab: "Kehtesta oma reeglid" / Liina Luhats

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    Luhats, Liina


    15.-19. nov.-ni Tallinnas paralleelselt animafilmide festivaliga toimuvat AnimaCampust tutvustab programmijuht Heilika Pikkov. AnimaCampuse avalike loengute kava. 19. nov.-l toimuvast koomiksipäevast

  12. Are You Ready To Discuss IT Outsourcing on Your Campus? (United States)

    McCord, Alan


    Explores why the idea of outsourcing campus information technology (IT) services rouses opinions and passions best handled by informed dialogue. Discusses how to conduct this dialog, including common myths about outsourcing and useful lessons. (EV)

  13. A Mathematical Sciences Program at an Upper-Division Campus. (United States)

    Swetz, Frank J.


    The conception, objectives, contents, and limitations of a degree program in the mathematical sciences at Pennsylvania State University, Capitol Campus, are discussed. Career goals that may be pursued include: managerial, science, education, actuarial, and computer. (MP)

  14. Campus Activism in the 21st Century: A Historical Framing (United States)

    Broadhurst, Christopher J.


    This chapter frames campus activism by introducing the historical movements that have been important for higher education since the 18th century to the present and exploring the connections and shared characteristics among these various movements.

  15. Creating a Campus Identity in an Urban Environment. (United States)

    Wiens, Janet


    Describes the design of Coe College in Iowa, the University of Chicago, and the University of California's Washington, DC campus to illustrate the successful development of a physical identity by urban institutions. (EV)

  16. Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Campus Environmental Assessment (United States)


    Center Campus Final EA Departments to the basement, outpatient clinics and medical center diagnostics to the first floor, surgical services to the...Center Campus Final EA 3.8.1 Vegetation The Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) describes the desert scrub creosote bush/white bursage...domestic geese and ducks. The areas with the most diverse wildlife are those containing native desert scrub vegetation, mostly located in clear

  17. Assessment of a University Campus Food Environment, California, 2015


    Tseng, Marilyn; DeGreef, Kelsey; Fishler, Madison; Gipson, Rachel; Koyano, Kelly; Neill, Dawn B.


    Introduction University campuses offer an opportunity to study the extent to which modifying the food environment influences eating, but in-depth characterizations of campus food environments are needed to identify potential targets for intervention. The objective of this project was to describe the availability, accessibility, and quality of healthful food choices in dining venues and food stores at or near a public, 4-year university in California. Methods Trained assessors used the Nutriti...

  18. Development of Networked Virtual Experiment System Based on Virtual Campus

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    Tian-tai Guo


    Full Text Available China’s higher education has been going through a period of rapid expansion in undergraduate population,and this means a much heavier demand on teaching resources such as laboratories, experiments, teaching staff,etc., which cannot possibly be made available all of a sudden.To deal with this situation, we found virtual reality (VR technology very helpful. Virtual reality (VR has found many applications in education; and the resources of virtual education such as virtual campus, virtual laboratory etc. are used more and more widely, especially in the field of higher education. But so far virtual campus was mainly regarded as a means of image exhibition, and virtual laboratories were no more than 2D display of experimental processes and equipments. To make better use of these resources, this paper puts forward the concept of networked virtual experiment systems based on virtual campus by combining the virtual laboratory and virtual campus with the technique of LAN (Local area network, and establishes its theoretical model. Finally, a networked virtual experiment system based on virtual campus is developed using VRML and 3DSMAX. Networked virtual experiment system based on virtual campus has a promising future for various applications in higher education.

  19. Automatic Campus Network Management using GPS

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    Full Text Available The Organization Network is the place where large number of attacks is happening. The attackers are using different methodologies to capture the information from the end user without the knowledge of the end-user. This paper introduces the concepts of Campus Management and Emergency log by using Medium Access Control (MAC and Global Positioning System (GPS. By using the IP address of an attacker, the MAC address can be found and the attackers machine can be blocked access with the help of firewall. Using the GPS we can be able to navigate the attackers position with the help of the position log. The log keeps updating for each and every 10 seconds. The attacker can be identified as if he used his own system or victim (3rd party system. An emergency response log has been created to record each emergency incident response process. The role of the log is more important with an increasing accumulation of information with the log; Network Engineer/Administrator can determine the type of inevitable emergency incidents grouped into evitable events, in order to improve the system reliability of emergency response.

  20. 3D Visualization Development of SIUE Campus (United States)

    Nellutla, Shravya

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has progressed from the traditional map-making to the modern technology where the information can be created, edited, managed and analyzed. Like any other models, maps are simplified representations of real world. Hence visualization plays an essential role in the applications of GIS. The use of sophisticated visualization tools and methods, especially three dimensional (3D) modeling, has been rising considerably due to the advancement of technology. There are currently many off-the-shelf technologies available in the market to build 3D GIS models. One of the objectives of this research was to examine the available ArcGIS and its extensions for 3D modeling and visualization and use them to depict a real world scenario. Furthermore, with the advent of the web, a platform for accessing and sharing spatial information on the Internet, it is possible to generate interactive online maps. Integrating Internet capacity with GIS functionality redefines the process of sharing and processing the spatial information. Enabling a 3D map online requires off-the-shelf GIS software, 3D model builders, web server, web applications and client server technologies. Such environments are either complicated or expensive because of the amount of hardware and software involved. Therefore, the second objective of this research was to investigate and develop simpler yet cost-effective 3D modeling approach that uses available ArcGIS suite products and the free 3D computer graphics software for designing 3D world scenes. Both ArcGIS Explorer and ArcGIS Online will be used to demonstrate the way of sharing and distributing 3D geographic information on the Internet. A case study of the development of 3D campus for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is demonstrated.

  1. True Green and Sustainable University Campuses? Toward a Clusters Approach

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    Giulia Sonetti


    Full Text Available Campus greening is often the first step universities take towards sustainability. However, the diffusion of sustainability reporting methodologies and rankings is still at an early stage, and is biased in mainly measuring energy efficiency indicators while omitting basic features enabling meaningful comparisons among centers or addressing social (users aspects related to long term sustainability transitions. This paper aims to introduce a critical perspective on sustainability university frameworks through: (i a review of current Campus Sustainability Assessments (CSAs; (ii performing and comparing the results obtained from the application of two internationally recognized CSAs (namely, Green Metric and ISCN to two case studies (the Politecnico di Torino, in Italy, and the Hokkaido University, In Japan and, finally, (iii proposing a new CSA approach that encompasses clusters of homogeneous campus typologies for meaningful comparisons and university rankings. The proposed clusters regard universities’ morphological structures (campuses nested within city centers versus outside of a city compact ones, climatic zones and functions. At the micro scale, the paper introduces the need for indicators beyond measuring pure energy efficiency, but which are attentive to local and societal constraints and provide long-term tracking of outcomes. This, better than a sheer record of sustainability priority actions, can help in building homogenous university case studies to find similar and scalable success strategies and practices, and also in self-monitoring progress toward achieving truly sustainable university campuses.

  2. Web Content Analysis On Sustainable Campus Operation (SCO Initiatives

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    Razman Ruzaimah


    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyse the current practices implemented in global universities for achieving sustainability throughout campus operations. This study adopted a web content analysis method where 30 international green universities’ websites have been thoroughly examined to identify common initiatives implemented to achieve sustainability through campus operations. The findings are ranked based on the implementation of these initiatives by participating universities. From the websites reviewed, as much as 31 initiatives have been identified as common initiatives frequently implemented by green universities to achieve sustainability in campus operations. It was found that the common initiatives frequently implemented by most of the universities include ‘Provide bin with clearly marked signs to increase the number of recycling items’, and ‘Generate electricity on campus by establishing power generation plants’ with 87% and 83% respectively. This paper fills the gap by presenting the investigation of sustainability initiatives from some of the major green universities internationally. It is suggested that higher education institutions, particularly Malaysian universities, initiate or manage their implementation of sustainable campus operation (SCO initiatives based on the findings of this research.

  3. Starry Campus: Reducing Light Pollution at Smith College (United States)

    Brenon, Alexandria


    This is the start of a program to teach Smith College students about the dangers posed by light pollution and inspire them to help make Smith a better dark sky area. This will focus both on general astronomy education to catch their interest and speciic light pollution information as well. My advisor is creating an initiative for dark skies education and preservation on college campuses, with this as the pilot program. College students can help both on campus and off when they will be able to take what they learn to inform their decisions about lighting when they move out on their own. The ultimate goal is to convince Smith College to make the changes it needs to reduce its light pollution as well as to motivate its students to learn more about astronomy and light pollution. I am developing an education and outreach program using venues such as house teas, lectures, and meetings to teach other students, the staff, and faculty about the issue. I am also working with existing clubs and organizations on campus such as the Green Team, the landscape studies department, and the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability. This will help to develop campus lighting standards. These lighting standards will be proposed to the college, as there are no current standards in place for lighting around campus.

  4. Business Planning for a Campus-Wide Biobank. (United States)

    Tarling, Tamsin E; Lasser, Frances; Carter, Candace; Matzke, Lise A M; Dhugga, Gurm; Arora, Nidhi; Dee, Simon; LeBlanc, Jodi; Babinsky, Sindy; O'Donoghue, Sheila; Cheah, Stefanie; Watson, Peter; Vercauteren, Suzanne M


    Biobanks are resources that facilitate research. Many biobanks exist around the world, but most tend to focus on a specific disease or research area. BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital are located on the same campus (Oak Street Campus) in Vancouver, BC, Canada. A campus-wide biobank has been established on the site of these two hospitals to collect specimens and annotated data from children or women seeking medical care at either of the hospitals. Such an initiative requires careful planning and consideration of many factors such as buy in and support of key stakeholders, governance, financial planning, and optimizing specimen collection. We developed a business plan to account for the many aspects associated with integrating the "BC Children's Hospital BioBank." This document describes the approach our business plan took for the implementation of our biobank and the progress, including deviations from the business plan. We also provide a perspective on the current status with a focus on sustainability.

  5. Enhancing college students’ global awareness through campus Toastmasters clubs

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    Hsu, Tsu-Chia


    Full Text Available The main objective of this study is to investigate the effects of the 20 college campus Toastmasters clubs all over Taiwan, towards the enhancement of its student members’ global awareness. Within the concept of cooperative learning, promotion of global views by means of sharing various cultural concepts within the conducted Toastmasters meeting program, group works such as structured interaction and communication activities, and individual speaking activities, while not worrying about their grammatical errors are used as strategies. Using the qualitative research paradigm in terms of focus group and individual interviews, the current study gathers college student members’ global viewpoints along with their insightful observations in order to understand the implications of such cooperative strategies. Results indicates that co-curricular programs in existing campus activities, such as Campus Toastmasters clubs, is capable of developing the students’ global viewpoints and/or was able to help diminish their culture shock within a competitive diversely membered higher education milieu.

  6. Student Engineers and Engineer Identity: Campus Engineer Identities as Figured World (United States)

    Tonso, Karen L.


    The research reported here contributes to understanding how student engineers on an engineering campus in the US mid-continent not only talked about the kinds of people recognized as engineers on campus, but also juxtaposes their talk about "campus engineer identities" with two students' ways of presenting themselves as engineers through engineering project teamwork to argue that campus engineer identities framed on-campus interpretations of actions, and ultimately that identity production was a complicated process through which campus engineer identities (cultural knowledge learned on campus) provided a lens of meaning through which to "recognize" (or not) performances of engineer selves as engineers. This research adds to conversations about identity in practice, especially identity production in science education, by suggesting the importance of cultural forms for belonging, especially at an obdurate site of science practice like the campus studied.

  7. Trends in Student Radicalization across University Campuses in Afghanistan


    Zaman, Robert; Mohammadi, Abdul Ahad


    This study aims to examine the trends in student radicalization across eight university campuses\\ud in Afghanistan. We conclude from our survey of student and staff views and an analysis of the\\ud character of protests across campuses that the extent of student radicalization varies. In\\ud particular, we come to three noteworthy findings. First, most university students are more\\ud concerned over prospects of post-graduation follow-on careers than ideological ambition.\\ud Second, while we fin...

  8. Design and Implementation of Multi-Campus, Modular Master Classes in Biochemical Engineering (United States)

    Wuyts, Niek; Bruneel, Dorine; Meyers, Myriam; Van Hoof, Etienne; De Vos, Leander; Langie, Greet; Rediers, Hans


    The Master of Science in engineering technology: biochemical engineering is organised in KU Leuven at four geographically dispersed campuses. To sustain the Master's programmes at all campuses, it is clear that a unique education profile at each campus is crucial. In addition, a rationalisation is required by increased cooperation, increased…

  9. Demographic and Academic Trends in Drinking Patterns and Alcohol-Related Problems on Dry College Campuses (United States)

    Taylor, Dexter M.; Johnson, Mark B.; Voas, Robert B.; Turrisi, Robert


    Restricting alcohol consumption on campus is a measure often used by college administrators to prevent alcohol abuse and-alcohol-related problems. The effect of dry campus policies on alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems, however, remains poorly understood. This report will compare characteristics of two dry campuses with descriptions…

  10. Comparing Perceptions of Campus Crime Severity among Community College and Public Four-Year University Students (United States)

    Lundstrom, Loren M.


    In recent years violent crimes on several university campuses have been highlighted by mass media, drawing national attention to the issue of campus crime. Not all college campuses, however, experience the same level of crime. While community colleges serve roughly half of all undergraduates in the U.S., statistically these public institutions…

  11. Rural Teacher's Perceptions of Safety on Texas High School Campuses (United States)

    Wright, Ronald J., Jr.


    This qualitative phenomenological research study used narrative inquiry to explore the perceptions of safety of rural Texas high school teachers as it related to a campus intruder or active shooter. The investigator utilized Creswell's (2012) six steps in analyzing and interpreting the qualitative data. The results of the study showed that…

  12. Marketing Your Campus Events to the Community at Large. (United States)

    Kreider, Jim


    Provides advice on marketing campus events to the local community at large, using the experiences of the programming board at Eastern Oregon State University. Focuses on the development of a marketing team, interviews with community organizations and the media, a market survey snapshot, marketing strategies for various local media, and examples of…

  13. Facilitating the Design of a Campus Leadership Team (United States)

    Meyers, Renee A.; Johnson, John R.


    This essay describes how we facilitated the design of a campus leadership team. What is particularly interesting about this consultative project is that both authors participated--one as facilitator and the other as participant. The facilitation included a needs assessment prior to the event, the use of structured controversy techniques,…

  14. Measles: Current Status and Outbreak Control on Campus. (United States)

    Amler, Robert W.; Orenstein, Walter A.


    The current effort to eliminate measles in the United States has caused record low levels of the disease. This strategy must continue to be applied in order to break the transmission of measles on college campuses through high immunization levels, promotion of rapid reporting of cases, and quick responses to outbreaks. (Author/DF)

  15. Campus Information Systems for Students: Classification in Spain (United States)

    Cobarsi, Josep; Bernardo, Merce; Coenders, Germa


    Purpose: First, this article seeks to establish a conceptual model for campus information systems for students, in order to make their comparison possible for strategic management purposes. Second, it seeks to test this conceptual model in a fieldwork on Spanish higher education institutions, in order to relate information systems characteristics…

  16. Money Worries Keep Students Going to Campus Food Banks (United States)

    Sandoval, Timothy


    Hunger on campus is part of a lingering national problem that grew after the financial crisis that began in late 2007. In an unforgiving economy, many students across the country struggle not only to pay tuition but also to buy food. Colleges and nonprofit groups have noticed, and more are reacting. Food pantries are cropping up on two-year and…

  17. STARS Quarterly Review. Summer 2012: Innovations in Campus Sustainability (United States)

    Urbanski, Monika


    The Summer 2012 SQR: "Innovations in Campus Sustainability," explores the critical linkages between education, innovation, and sustainability. This issue highlights new and ground-breaking practices within the Innovation (IN) category of STARS, focusing on the unique solutions within higher education that positively impact current and…

  18. Drug Abuse on College Campuses: Emerging Issues. Issues in Prevention (United States)

    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012


    This "Issues in Prevention" focuses on emerging issues concerning drug abuse on college campuses. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Drug Abuse Trends; (2) Q&A With Jim Lange; (3) Bath Salts; (4) Refuse to Abuse; (5) Related Federal Resource; and (6) Higher Education Center Resources.

  19. The Causal Effect of Campus Residency on College Student Retention (United States)

    Schudde, Lauren T.


    Despite theoretical evidence positing a positive relationship between campus residency and collegiate outcomes, prior research has not established a causal link. Utilizing propensity score matching and national longitudinal data, this study investigates whether living in university-owned housing impacts retention. The results suggest that the…

  20. Organizing a Campus Seminar on Careers in Entertainment. (United States)

    Walt Disney Productions, Anaheim, CA.

    Developed by Walt Disney Productions as part of a project granted by the Career Education Program of the Office of Education, this handbook is designed to help college and university fine arts departments in planning and carrying out an on-campus seminar on careers in entertainment. Sections include Why Hold a Seminar on Careers in Entertainment?,…

  1. A Sustainability Initiative to Quantify Carbon Sequestration by Campus Trees (United States)

    Cox, Helen M.


    Over 3,900 trees on a university campus were inventoried by an instructor-led team of geography undergraduates in order to quantify the carbon sequestration associated with biomass growth. The setting of the project is described, together with its logistics, methodology, outcomes, and benefits. This hands-on project provided a team of students…

  2. Campus Partnerships Improve Impact Documentation of Nutrition Programs (United States)

    Brinkman, Patricia


    Partnerships with other campus college units can provide ways of improving Extension's impact documentation. Nutrition programs have relied upon knowledge gained and people's self report of behavior change. Partnering with the College of Nursing, student nurses provided blood screenings during the pre and 6 month follow-up of a pilot heart risk…

  3. ATM Technology Adoption in U.S. Campus Networking. (United States)

    Yao, Engui; Perry, John F.; Anderson, Larry S.; Brook, R. Dan; Hare, R. Dwight; Moore, Arnold J.; Xu, Xiaohe

    This study examined the relationships between ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) adoption in universities and four organizational variables: university size, type, finances, and information processing maturity. Another purpose of the study was to identify the current status of ATM adoption in campus networking. Subjects were university domain LAN…

  4. Healthy campus by open space design: Approaches and guidelines

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    Stephen Siu Yu Lau


    Full Text Available This paper examines the architectural and landscape design strategies and intentions for green, open spaces facilities targeting stress alleviation for learning environments such as those of university campuses in a compact urban setting. Literature reviews provide three prevailing perspectives for physical design pedagogical operatives: healing gardens where greenery and plants produce restorative effects; flexible spaces that accommodate functional needs of different activities; and green buildings that incorporate open space as a catalyst for integrated eco-system. Corresponding design approaches (landscape design, spatial design and green design are scrutinized by case study. A comparison of two university campuses with different urban contexts is conducted to identify challenges and opportunities for applying these design approaches. For a compact campus, high-dense surroundings may limit the size of an open space and may handicap circulation and accessibility; on the other side, a small open space may provide its users more intimate contact with natural restorative elements and also a more controllable microclimate for physical comfort. A healthy campus should encompass diverse open spaces to satisfy different purposes. Finally, a framework that integrates the three approaches is combined to produce a sustainable design rubric.

  5. A Model of Ethnoviolence and Public Policy on College Campuses. (United States)

    Tryman, Mfanya D.


    Examines a model and provides possible causal explanations for the increasing number of acts of racial violence, the rise of racism on college campuses, and the attendant implications for public policy. Causes for increased racial violence are complex and can be outlined in the Holistic Model of Ethnoviolence. (JB)

  6. Evaluating Student Satisfaction of Quality at International Branch Campuses (United States)

    Ahmad, Syed Zamberi


    The aim of this research is to present the determinants of students' perceptions of quality and experience of study at international branch campuses in Malaysia, a country that is set to become an academic hub in Asia. This study used a multi-method approach for data collection. The respondents comprised 245 students (both undergraduate and…

  7. LGBTQ People on Community College Campuses: A 20-Year Review (United States)

    Leider, Steven J.


    In March 2000, an "ERIC Digest" was published on the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students on community college campuses. It was immediately apparent that there was a dearth of literature on the subject, nor was research being conducted about these student populations. The "Digest" examined some possible reasons why. This…

  8. Current Practice and Infrastructures for Campus Centers of Community Engagement (United States)

    Welch, Marshall; Saltmarsh, John


    This article provides an overview of current practice and essential infrastructure of campus community engagement centers in their efforts to establish and advance community engagement as part of the college experience. The authors identified key characteristics and the prevalence of activities of community engagement centers at engaged campuses…

  9. Ready, Fire, Aim: The College Campus Gun Fight (United States)

    Birnbaum, Robert


    The question of whether guns should be permitted on college and university campuses in the United States reflects the tension between two competing perspectives. America has both a robust gun culture and an equally robust (if less well known) gun-control culture. The gun culture is as American as apple pie: There may be as many as 300 million…

  10. Community College Faculty: Attitudes toward Guns on Campus (United States)

    Dahl, Patricia P.; Bonham, Gene, Jr.; Reddington, Frances P.


    This exploratory research surveyed faculty who instruct in community colleges from 18 states about their attitudes toward the concealed carry gun policies that allow appropriately licensed citizens to carry a handgun in public places such as college campuses. Building upon previous research involving 4-year institutions, we surveyed 1,889…

  11. Guns on Campus: A Current Debate. E-Fact Sheet (United States)

    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2010


    Almost all U.S. college campuses ban concealed weapons. But in the aftermath of the tragic shooting deaths at Virginia Tech in 2007, the debate on whether guns should be permitted at colleges and universities has intensified. Dozens of states have considered proposals to lift bans on concealed weapons at colleges and universities, but so far none…

  12. The Campus-Based Formula. NASFAA Task Force Report (United States)

    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2014


    The primary purpose of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Campus-Based Aid Allocation Task Force was to examine the formula by which congressional appropriations for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), and Perkins Loan programs are distributed to schools,…

  13. Campus Technology Innovators Awards 2011: Technology All-Stars (United States)

    Lloyd, Meg; Raths, David


    Out of a total of 393 entries for the 2011 Campus Technology Innovators award, 10 winners rose to the top in six categories: (1) Leadership, Governance, and Policy; (2) Teaching and Learning; (3) Student Systems and Services; (4) Administrative Systems; (5) IT Infrastructure and Systems; and (6) Education Futurists. These innovative IT leaders…

  14. Campus Partner Collections: Expanding the Boundaries of the Library (United States)

    Elguindi, Anne C.; Kelshian, Robert; Sandler, Alayne Mundt


    At most colleges and universities, there are a number of small, nonlibrary collections across campus, such as those found in student centers or academic departments. Historically, at American University, partnership with these collections was done through absorbing them into the main library collection. Recently, however, the Library has seen…

  15. Strategies for Implementing a Tobacco-Free Campus Policy (United States)

    Glassman, Tavis J.; Reindl, Diana M.; Whewell, Aubrey T.


    This report examines the rationale for creating a tobacco-free campus to utilize in passing antitobacco policies, and recommendations for overcoming barriers. As with any type of advocacy effort, a variety of impediments exist, including lack of administrative and staff support, absence of student involvement, and sparse resources. A variety of…

  16. STARS[R] Spring 2012 Quarterly Review: Framing Campus Sustainability (United States)

    Urbanski, Monika


    The Spring 2012 SQR: "Framing Campus Sustainability," features stories that frame the evolving concept of sustainability in higher education. Included in this issue are a snapshot of ratings-to-date, a focus on credits within the Operations (OP) category, and insights into how institutions are defining and interpreting the evolving…

  17. Therapy Dogs on Campus: Recommendations for Counseling Center Outreach (United States)

    Daltry, Rachel M.; Mehr, Kristin E.


    This article describes the design and implementation of a dog therapy outreach program through the counseling center at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Two main goals were identified for this program: (a) provide stress relief and comfort to students across campus, and (b) increase potential access to counseling services and improve…

  18. A Diversity Doctor’s Best Lessons from the Campus

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    Kathy-Anne Jordan


    Full Text Available Review of the book: “Taking on Diversity: How We Can Move from Anxiety to Respect—A Diversity Doctor’s Best Lessons from the Campus.” By Rupert W. Nacoste. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-63388026-9

  19. A New Technique for Mitigating Risk on US College Campuses (United States)

    Hughes, Stephanie; White, Rebecca J.; Hertz, Giles


    High-profile criminal acts continue to plague United States (US) college campuses despite recent efforts to implement more aggressive risk mitigation practices, such as criminal background checks. Despite these efforts, incidents such as the most recent shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University continue to demonstrate that,…

  20. Enhancing NTIS Database Access at a Multi-Campus University. (United States)

    Conkling, Thomas W.; Jordan, Kelly


    The Pennsylvania State University Libraries and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) collaborated to bring the entire NTIS bibliographic database online on the University-wide information system and make it available for searching at all 21 Pennsylvania State campuses. This article also reviews the level of database and technical…

  1. Library Outreach: Introducing Campus Childcare Providers to the Academic Library (United States)

    Edwards, Melissa Maxwell; Thornton, Elaine


    This case study describes a library outreach effort to university staff members employed by the campus child care center. Authors planned an instructional session to introduce child care staff members to library resources, focusing on the curriculum collection as a source of supplemental materials for classrooms. Surveys were administered before…

  2. Faculty Activity Analysis in the Universidad Tecnica Del Estado Campuses. (United States)

    Karadima, Oscar

    An analysis of academic activities of college faculty at the eight campuses of Chile's Universidad Tecnica del Estado was conducted. Activities were grouped into seven categories: direct teaching, indirect teaching, research, community services, faculty development, academic administration, and other activities. Following the narrative…

  3. Sustainable Education Campus in Spain: Nature and Architecture for Training (United States)

    Calvo-Sotelo, Pablo Campos


    The quality of education is intimately linked to its architecture. Any urbanistic/architectural project must stem from an in-depth study of the area's characteristics, taken in the broad geographical, climatic, cultural, functional and ideological sense. The site should provide the conceptual energy from which a campus draws life. This requirement…

  4. Digital Devices Invade Campus, and Networks Feel the Strain (United States)

    New, Jake


    Inside campus libraries and dormitory rooms, thousands of students connect to the Internet not only to study with online systems like Blackboard but also to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix. Computers, smartphones, wireless printers, tablets, iPods, Xboxes, handheld gaming systems, e-readers, smart TVs, Blu-ray players--students now bring an…

  5. Innovation & Collaboration Are Keys to Campus Water Management (United States)

    Thaler-Carter, Ruth E.


    Water, water everywhere--managing and conserving water resources is a major factor at campuses worldwide. Doing so is a challenge, since water is one of the most-used and ubiquitous resources in any environment. Water is often taken for granted and not measured by the people who use it the most, yet it might have the greatest potential for helping…

  6. A Harassing Climate? Sexual Harassment and Campus Racial Climate Research (United States)

    Lundy-Wagner, Valerie; Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle


    In this conceptual paper, the authors discuss how research about sexual harassment and campus racial climates for undergraduate students is relegated to separate silos. Drawing on intersectionality and critical race feminist frameworks, the authors juxtapose these strands of research with attention to ethnicity/race and gender, highlighting how…

  7. The Troubled Student and Campus Violence: Connecting Academic "Silos" (United States)

    Stone, Elizabeth


    Six months after the carnage at Virginia Tech last year, the author relates that she studied the steps colleges have since taken to try to prevent suicide and homicide on campus. Here, she discusses some of the observations she gathered from her study. She describes that some faculty members are indifferent, oblivious, or even nasty to their…

  8. Campus-Based Policy Institute Poised to Reinvent New England. (United States)

    Woodbury, Robert L.


    Campus-based public policy institutes with local, state, and regional orientations may play a profound role in shaping New England's future by addressing a variety of issues, including achieving quality in public schools, access to health care and other social services, job creation, environmental protection and creation of livable communities,…

  9. Criteria for Effective Planning in Multi-Campus Systems. (United States)

    Womack, Farris W.; Podemski, Richard S.


    The process of system-level planning must account for and facilitate the interaction of administrators and faculty from different campuses and create a context in which all can be involved. Eleven criteria are identified,including goal-setting, coordinated decision making, and accountability. (MLW)

  10. Campus, Inc.: Corporate Power in the Ivory Tower. (United States)

    White, Geoffry D., Ed.

    This collection of essays from some of the most active progressive thinkers and organizers in the U.S. offers a broad perspective on the problems of the growing corporatization of the university. The following 30 chapters are: (1) "The Tricks of Academe" (Lawrence Soley); (2) "The Goods at Their Worst: Campus Procurement in the…

  11. Campus Heritage Planning: Understanding the Economics "and" Managing the Financing (United States)

    McGirr, Dale; Kull, Ronald


    For many it's a dollars and cents issue; for others, it's a heritage or spiritual issue. In reality campus heritage is both a spiritual and a monetary/economic issue. Some say that heritage should reflect institutional values, tradition, academic stature, and the role graduates have played in society, and others cast aside tradition and pay…

  12. Virtual Mobility in Higher Education. The UNED Campus Net Program (United States)

    Aguado, Teresa; Monge, Fernando; Del Olmo, Alicia


    We present the UNED Virtual Mobility Campus Net Program, implemented since 2012 in collaboration with European and Latin American universities. Program's objectives, participating institutions, procedures, and evaluation are exposed. Virtual mobility is understood as a meaningful strategy for intercultural learning by studying an undergraduate or…

  13. Internationalizing a Campus: From Colonial to Modern Times (United States)

    Eddy, Pamela L.; Barber, James P.; Holly, Neal; Brush, Kim; Bohon, Leslie; Green, Madeleine F.


    In the March-April 2013 issue of "Change," Patti McGill Peterson and Robin Matross Helms described the disheartening status of internationalization on American college campuses. Despite internationalization being touted as a strategic goal in higher education, over the past 15 years little has changed at most colleges. Student learning…

  14. The Campus Laboratory School: Phoenix or Dodo Bird. (United States)

    McGeoch, Dorothy M.

    The development of the campus laboratory school is traced from its origins in Europe in the seventeenth century and in the United States normal school schools of the 1820's. These schools served for practice, as models of the desired teaching methods and provided opportunities for student teaching. Even before 1900 the function of the schools was…

  15. Measuring Campus Climate for Personal and Social Responsibility (United States)

    Ryder, Andrew J.; Mitchell, Joshua J.


    Understanding institutional climate enhances decision-making capacity when planning new programs and improving learning environments on college campuses. This chapter defines climate, discusses the purpose and advantages of climate assessment, and identifies important factors to consider in planning and conducting a personal and social…

  16. Gender Variance on Campus: A Critical Analysis of Transgender Voices (United States)

    Mintz, Lee M.


    Transgender college students face discrimination, harassment, and oppression on college and university campuses; consequently leading to limited academic and social success. Current literature is focused on describing the experiences of transgender students and the practical implications associated with attempting to meet their needs (Beemyn,…

  17. Safety on a Rural Community College Campus via Integrated Communications (United States)

    Gnage, Marie Foster; Dziagwa, Connie; White, Dave


    West Virginia University at Parkersburg uses a two-way emergency system as a baseline for emergency communications. The college has found that such a system, a key component of its safety and crisis management plan, can be integrated with other communication initiatives to provide focused security on the campus.

  18. Campus Social Climate Correlates of Environmental Type Dimensions (United States)

    Salter, Daniel W.; Junco, Reynol; Irvin, Summer D.


    To address the ability of the Salter Environment Type Assessment (SETA) to measure different kinds of campus environments, data from three studies of the SETA with the Work Environment Scale, Group Environment Scale, and University Residence Environment Scale were reexamined (n = 534). Relationship dimension scales were very consistent with…

  19. STARS Quarterly Review. Summer 2012: Innovations in Campus Sustainability (United States)

    Urbanski, Monika


    The Summer 2012 SQR: "Innovations in Campus Sustainability," explores the critical linkages between education, innovation, and sustainability. This issue highlights new and ground-breaking practices within the Innovation (IN) category of STARS, focusing on the unique solutions within higher education that positively impact current and future…

  20. STARS: A Campus-Wide Integrated Continuous Planning Opportunity (United States)

    Martin, Richard J.


    In this article, the author talks about Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System or "STARS," a tool currently available that aims to help a campus answer the "how" and "how hard" questions. Created by AASHE (the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), STARS presents guidelines and suggestions (based on…

  1. Emotional Support Animals, Service Animals, and Pets on Campus (United States)

    Von Bergen, C. W.


    For decades, universities have been accommodating physically disabled students who require guide dogs and other types of service animals. Within the past several years, however, mentally disabled students have increasingly petitioned colleges with no-pet policies to permit them to bring their animals on campus because they need a companion or…

  2. A Perspective on the Future of Branch Campuses (United States)

    Bird, Charles


    Branch campuses can thrive in the extremely competitive environment of higher education, because of their commitment to access and their relatively low cost of operation. Success, however, depends on understanding the preferences of adult learners and other place bound students. With targeted programs, focused services, careful financial…

  3. Operational Considerations for Opening a Branch Campus Abroad (United States)

    Harding, Lawrence M.; Lammey, Robert W.


    Universities have been attracted to the creation of international branch campuses (IBCs) for many reasons, including cultural immersion of students and faculty and global brand recognition for a university seeking to enhance its reputation and strengthen its academic standards. This chapter provides specific advice for how IBCs can negotiate entry…

  4. Colleges Wade into Survival Training for Campus Shootings (United States)

    Hoover, Eric


    This month a company in Spokane, Washington, plans to release "Shots Fired on Campus," an instructional DVD with strategies for preventing and surviving a gun rampage. About 50 colleges have ordered the video, and its creators expect to sell several hundred more this fall. Since the massacre at Virginia Tech last year, colleges everywhere have…

  5. STARS[R] Spring 2012 Quarterly Review: Framing Campus Sustainability (United States)

    Urbanski, Monika


    The Spring 2012 SQR: "Framing Campus Sustainability," features stories that frame the evolving concept of sustainability in higher education. Included in this issue are a snapshot of ratings-to-date, a focus on credits within the Operations (OP) category, and insights into how institutions are defining and interpreting the evolving concepts of…

  6. Coaching Students to Academic Success and Engagement on Campus (United States)

    Robinson, Claire; Gahagan, Jimmie


    Academic coaching can be a crucial step in helping students transition to college. Coaches work with students to be strategic in establishing and achieving their academic goals as well as becoming engaged on campus. At the University of South Carolina, academic coaching is defined as a one-on-one interaction with a student focusing on strengths,…

  7. Frequency and Correlates of Campus Crime: Missouri Public Postsecondary Institutions (United States)

    Han, Seunghee


    Data from 34 public postsecondary institutions in Missouri showed liquor- and drug-related offenses and burglary as the most frequent campus crimes. Four-year institutions, institutions with a greater number of students, full-time students, younger students, out-of-state students, and a larger percentage of program completion were positively…

  8. The Anatomy of a Plagiarism Initiative: One Library's Campus Collaboration (United States)

    Madray, Amrita


    Plagiarism in media and print continues to be a major issue for professors, librarians, and students. Through initiatives and outreach from the B. Davis Memorial Library at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, plagiarism Web sites have been created and workshops and programs continually provided for faculty and students to detect,…

  9. Finding "safe" campuses: predicting the presence of LGBT student groups at North Carolina colleges and universities. (United States)

    Kane, Melinda D


    A key indicator of a supportive campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) college students is the existence of an LGBT student organization. This article integrates the research on high school LGBT policies and programs with social movement studies of campus activism to examine the characteristics associated with the existence of university-approved LGBT groups on North Carolina campuses. Drawing on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, campus Web sites, and other sources, logistic regression is used to examine the importance of public opinion, campus and community resources, and the institutional context in predicting the location of these student groups.

  10. Campus Microclimates for LGBT Faculty, Staff, and Students: An Exploration of the Intersections of Social Identity and Campus Roles (United States)

    Vaccaro, Annemarie


    This ethnographic study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates expands the higher education conversation about campus climate beyond the traditional organizational-level paradigm. Findings suggest that LGBT individuals with similar organizational roles shared common experiences and…

  11. 多校区大学校园文化认同性的思考%Thought on Identity of Campus Culture in Multi-Campus University

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    李海榕; 陈伟斌


    阐述随着高等教育向大众化方向发展,多校区大学已成为高校办学的基本态势,而相应的多校区大学校园文化承继与认同,成为我国高等教育的一项重大课题。从多校区大学的办学模式角度,分析多校区大学校园文化认同存在的问题,并提出加强多校区大学校园文化建设与核心校区校园文化认同的对策。%With higher education stepping into a popularization stage, building up multi-campus university is becoming the basic university-running direction; correspondingly, the inheritance and identity of campus culture in multi-campus university has become a significant research subject. Based on the running mode of multi-campus university, this paper analyzes the problems of identity of campus culture in multi-campus university, and put forward countermeasures on constructing campus culture in multi-campus university.

  12. Student Conduct Administrator Knowledge of the Statistical Reporting Obligations of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (United States)

    DeBowes, Michael Matthew


    The "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (the "Clery Act") is a consumer right-to-know law originally passed by Congress in 1900. The law requires colleges and universities receiving federal student aid to publish annually their security-related policies and crime statistics. The…

  13. Evaluation of Fiji National University Campus Information Systems

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    Fiji National University (FNU) has been encountering many difficulties with its current campus administrative systems. These difficulties include accessibility, scalability, performance, flexibility and integration. In order to address these difficulties, we developed a thin client web based campus information system. The newly designed system allows the students, academic and administration staff of the university to handle their day to day affairs with the university online. In this paper we describe three types of evaluation carried out to determine the suitability of newly developed system for FNU environment. User interface evaluation was carried out to assess user interface on a set of usability principles, usability evaluation to see the ease at which users can use the system and finally performance evaluation to verify and validate user response time required to complete various tasks. The result of each of these evaluations were analysed and the system was rectified as part of iterative design proces...

  14. A Distributed Cooperative Power Allocation Method for Campus Buildings

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    Hao, He; Sun, Yannan; Carroll, Thomas E.; Somani, Abhishek


    We propose a coordination algorithm for cooperative power allocation among a collection of commercial buildings within a campus. We introduced thermal and power models of a typical commercial building Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, and utilize model predictive control to characterize their power flexibility. The power allocation problem is formulated as a cooperative game using the Nash Bargaining Solution (NBS) concept, in which buildings collectively maximize the product of their utilities subject to their local flexibility constraints and a total power limit set by the campus coordinator. To solve the optimal allocation problem, a distributed protocol is designed using dual decomposition of the Nash bargaining problem. Numerical simulations are performed to demonstrate the efficacy of our proposed allocation method

  15. Campus suicide prevention: bridging paradigms and forging partnerships. (United States)

    Drum, David J; Denmark, Adryon Burton


    Colleges and universities are increasingly recognizing the need to expand suicide-prevention efforts beyond the standard, clinical-intervention paradigm of suicide prevention, which relies on referral to, and treatment by, mental health services. These services frequently struggle, however, to provide effective, comprehensive care. After reviewing findings that support the need to adopt a broader, problem-focused paradigm, the article provides a framework for bridging this paradigm with the clinical-intervention approach and for conceptualizing a full continuum of preventive interventions. For each level of intervention (ranging from the individual to the ecological), we describe the goals and methods used, and provide examples to illustrate the role of psychiatrists and other campus mental health providers in the collaborative partnerships that must form to support a comprehensive, campus-wide suicide-prevention strategy.

  16. Birds of Sabaragamuwa University campus, Buttala, Sri Lanka

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    T.D. Surasinghe


    Full Text Available We conducted a bird survey in the Sabaragamuwa University premises in southeastern Sri Lanka between 2001 and 2004. We recorded 145 bird species, representing 17 orders and 51 families from the campus. The birdlife included Red-faced Malkoha, a globally Vulnerable species and four Near Threatened taxa. The university premises suffer from severe habitat alteration largely owing to fire, filling-up of aquatic habitats, resource over-extraction, improper waste management, invasion by exotic species and livestock grazing. Several conservation measures, including habitat management strategies such as restoration of riparian vegetation, and wetlands, increasing plant diversity in home gardens and prevention of secondary successions in grasslands are recommended to protect the campus environment and to conserve its avifaunal diversity.

  17. Gender variance on campus : a critical analysis of transgender voices



    Transgender college students face discrimination, harassment, and oppression on college and university campuses; consequently leading to limited academic and social success. Current literature is focused on describing the experiences of transgender students and the practical implications associated with attempting to meet their needs (Beemyn, 2005; Beemyn, Curtis, Davis, & Tubbs, 2005). This study examined the perceptions of transgender inclusion, ways in which leadership structures or entiti...

  18. Construction of the NIFS campus information network, NIFS-LAN

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    Tsuda, Kenzo; Yamamoto, Takashi; Kato, Takeo; Nakamura, Osamu; Watanabe, Kunihiko; Watanabe, Reiko; Tsugawa, Kazuko; Kamimura, Tetsuo


    The advanced NIFS campus information network, NIFS-LAN, was designed and constructed as an informational infrastructure in 1996, 1997 and 1998 fiscal year. NIFS-LAN was composed of three autonomous clusters classified from research purpose; Research Information cluster, Large Helical Device Experiment cluster and Large-Scale Computer Simulation Research cluster. Many ATM(Asychronous Transfer Mode) switching systems and switching equipments were used for NIFS-LAN. Here, the outline of NIFS-LAN is described. (author)

  19. (Mixed) Race Matters: Racial Theory, Classification, and Campus Climate



    As the expanding post-civil rights multiracial population is likely to transform the demographics of American colleges and universities, its perceived growth is also misused to advance neo-conservative agendas and post-racial views about the declining significance of race. Politicized issues around multiraciality frame and impact the campus climate for diversity, but research is scant on the climate for multiracial students. This thesis uses a three-article format to develop an Integrative ...

  20. Pedagogical and technological challenges in on/off campus education

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    Borch, Ole; Knudsen, Morten Haack; Rokkjær, Ole


    preparation for the preceding attendance teaching, an understandable fact since the classroom teaching is a quality of service alternative. Changing the on-campus learning process to be more reflective and using the new format for courses may improve the learning behavior and merge material maintenance...... and development. This requires new competences in the learning organization, and the problem is if the willingness for changes exists among staff and in the organization as long as competition from the educational market is small...

  1. Pedagogical and Technological Challenges in on/off Campus Education

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    Borch, Ole; Knudsen, Morten; Rokkjær, Ole


    preparation for the preceding attendance teaching, an understandable fact since the classroom teaching is a quality of service alternative. Changing the on-campus learning process to be more reflective and using the new format for courses may improve the learning behavior and merge material maintenance...... and development. This requires new competences in the learning organization, and the problem is if the willingess for changes exists among staff and in the organization as long as competition from the educational market is small...

  2. Research on the Layout Planning of University Campus Road Traffic System:A Case of Bengbu College%大学校园道路交通系统布局规划研究--以蚌埠学院为例

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    曹锐; 潘黄胜


    随着社会的不断发展,人们的生活质量在不断提高,轿车成为高校教职工代步工具的步伐加快。校园车辆逐年增多,校园交通安全和环境问题日渐突出,对校园道路交通系统的布局规划提出了很高要求,因此极有必要对校园交通系统进行优化布局。针对学校校园道路交通存在的问题,提出了从校园道路交通和校园交通组织两方面入手,包括道路交通优化设计、交通组织、校园交通标志标线设计优化等。在坚持“以人为本”的优化基础上,实现校园交通舒适、顺畅、安全的目标。%With the continuous development of society, people's quality of life continues to improve, and more and more cars are used by college staff. Campus traffic safety and environmental issues have become increasingly prominent, which raises high requirements for the layout of the campus road traffic system. Therefore it is very necessary to optimize the layout of the campus transportation system. In view of the existing campus road traffic problems, this article starts with campus road traffic and campus transportation organization, including road traffic optimization, traffic organization, campus traffic signs and markings design optimization. In the "people-oriented" optimization, the smooth, comfortable and safe campus traffic is realized.

  3. A Study of WLAN Campus in an Educational Establishment

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    Taghareed Abdul-Hameed


    Full Text Available the main aim of campus network is to efficiently separate, share and access knowledge among its users. The big demand of such systems of distributed knowledge networks is to be able to handle advanced applications which are the end-user requirements. The main goal of this study is to assess the ability of WLAN campus to dealing with applications request of end users in education establishments and network achievement under different conditions of operation. The study has been conducted in two stages: the first stage was accomplished by conducting a survey, using the Student Village network at Anglia Ruskin University as a case study; the main aim was to determine end-use requirements, gather information about the nature applications running by users and get a view about the likely future applications. The second stage was achieved by conducting experiments to evaluate the WLAN campus network performance under various different scenarios: impact of handover from Access Point (AP to another AP on end-user link performance, network performance in different usage time and network performance in different weather conditions.

  4. Who Enters Campus Recreation Facilities: A Demographic Analysis

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    Paul Rohe Milton


    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to examine student entry into a campus recreation center based on seven demographics (gender, ethnicity, age, class standing, intercollegiate athlete vs. non-athlete, students with self-reported disability vs. non-disability, and campus residence in order to determine who would be most likely to enter the recreation center. Subjects were from a mid-western, four year state-assisted institution with combined enrollment of 23,932 undergraduate and graduate students. Of the 23,932 enrolled, 14,032 students were examined in this study. Information on student entry to the recreation center was collected through the university’s student information system. Data was analyzed and interpreted using chi-square analysis. Results of the study show statistically significant differences in the demographics except the student disability demographic. More males than females, more African Americans than other ethnicities, more traditionally aged (18-25 students than non-traditional students, more underclassmen than seniors, more athletes and non-athletes, more residents than commuters were likely to enter the campus recreation center. The findings in this study could be used by collegiate recreational sport directors and administrators, in the United States and internationally, for future ideas about programming in similar recreation settings.

  5. Camp Campus: College Preparation for Adolescents and Young Adults with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Social Communication Disorders (United States)

    Retherford, Kristine S.; Schreiber, Linda R.


    Camp Campus is a 1-week campus experience for juniors or seniors in high school or high school graduates who are diagnosed with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome, or a related social communication disorder and who plan to attend college. Participants experience campus life by partaking of campus services, living and dining on campus,…

  6. Based on the Network Technology of Digital Campus Design and Analysis

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    Guo Hongbin


    Full Text Available In recent years, in order to meet the trend of popularization of higher education, expanding the scale of Chinese colleges and universities, and lead to university campuses scattered teaching resources, and information to be slow, poor accuracy and efficiency of the office problems have emerged. The construction of digital campus is not only working for the university scientific research, management provides a fast and convenient information service, and realize the education space and time, teaching contents, means and forms of further opening, largely improves the ability of teaching and scientific research ability and management level. This article through to the digital campus in the process of planning and design requirements, puts forward the conception and design of the construction of the digital campus network, then the digital campus network topology, design of core network, IP address assignment has carried on the discussion a rough. For the design of the digital campus construction provides a draft plan.


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    Ivan Yu. Travkin


    Full Text Available The author considers a definition and general characteristics of the mobile campus allowing to ensure a combination of informal and social types of the educational activities with formal learning in a traditional educational institution (institutes of higher education. A fundamental element of the mobile campus is intelligent algorithms providing learning analyst for personalized learning experience. Also the article examines connections between the mobile campus and a learning community, a personal learning network and electronic student profile.

  8. Feasibility and Guidelines for the Development of Microgrids on Campus-Type Facilities (United States)


    FINAL REPORT Feasibility and Guidelines for the Development of Microgrids in Campus-Type Facilities SERDP Project EW-1710 APRIL 2012...Feasibility and Guidelines for the Development of Microgrids on Campus-Type Facilities 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 09-C-0058 5b. GRANT NUMBER...Development of Microgrids in Campus-Type Facilities”, sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD)’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development

  9. Establishing and maintaining a satellite campus connected by synchronous video conferencing. (United States)

    Fox, Brent I; McDonough, Sharon L; McConatha, Barry J; Marlowe, Karen F


    Pharmacy education has experienced substantial growth in the number of new schools and existing schools establishing satellite campuses. Several models have previously been used to connect primary and satellite campuses. We describe the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy's (AUHSOP's) experiences using synchronous video conferencing between the Auburn University campus in Auburn and a satellite campus in Mobile, Alabama. We focus on the technology considerations related to planning, construction, implementation, and continued use of the various resources that support our program. Students' perceptions of their experiences related to technology also are described.

  10. Smoking restrictions on campus: changes and challenges at three Canadian universities, 1970-2010. (United States)

    Procter-Scherdtel, Amy; Collins, Damian


    This article examines the restriction of smoking on university campuses in the Canadian context. Indoor smoking on campus is now completely prohibited by law, and universities are increasingly moving to restrict, or prohibit, outdoor smoking on their grounds. The research focuses on three case studies to identify changes in spatial restrictions on campus smoking over the last four decades (1970-2010), and to determine the challenges involved in establishing bans in outdoor areas of campus. The three universities were selected for their different approaches to the issue of outdoor smoking. Data collection involved semi-structured interviews with 36 key informants, conducted from September 2010 to January 2011, supplemented by documentary information. Interview data were analysed thematically. Protection against environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) on campus proceeded incrementally, via policy-making at the provincial, municipal and institutional levels. Historically, institutional bans on indoor smoking were particularly significant, but their health benefits could be limited by the presence of private property on campus. Universities continue to initiate smoking restrictions today, with respect to outdoor bans. However, respondents reported myriad challenges in developing, implementing and maintaining such bans. Five principal concerns were articulated: the need for ongoing policy communication; management of community relations as smokers are displaced from campus; enforcement to ensure that the policy has practical effect; safety concerns; and difficulties relating to campus layout. Because challenges are diverse and contextual, effective protection against outdoor ETS on campus is likely to require an ongoing commitment on the part of administrators.

  11. "Social jetlag" in morning-type college students living on campus: implications for physical and psychological well-being. (United States)

    Lau, Esther Yuet Ying; Wong, Mark Lawrence; Ng, Eddie Chi Wai; Hui, Chi-chiu Harry; Cheung, Shu Fai; Mok, Doris Shui Ying


    Although on-campus residence allows easier access to campus facilities, existing studies showed mixed results regarding the relationship between college residence and students' well-being indicators, such as sleep behaviors and mood. There was also a lack of studies investigating the role of chronotype in the relationship between on-campus residence and well-being. In particular, the temporal relationships among these factors were unclear. Hence, this longitudinal study aims to fill in these gaps by first reporting the well-being (measured in terms of mood, sleep, and quality of life) among students living on and off campus across two academic semesters. We explored factors predicting students' dropout in university residences. Although students living on campus differ in their chronotypes, activities in campus residence (if any) are mostly scheduled in the nighttime. We therefore tested if individual differences in chronotype interact with campus residence in affecting well-being. Our final sample consisted of 215 campus residents and 924 off-campus-living students from 10 different universities or colleges in Hong Kong or Macau. Their mean age was 20.2 years (SD=2.3); 6.5% of the participants are female. Participants completed self-reported questionnaires online on their sleep duration, sleep quality, chronotype, mood, and physical and psychological quality of life. Across two academic semesters, we assessed if students living on and off campus differed in our well-being measures after we partialed out the effects of demographic information (including age, sex, family income, and parents' education) and the well-being measures at baseline (T1). The results showed that, campus residents exhibited longer sleep duration, greater sleep efficiency, better sleep quality, and less feeling of stress than off-campus-living students. From one semester to the next, around 10% of campus residents did not continue to live on campus. Logistic regression showed that a morning

  12. 利用数字校园建设培养人文校园精神%Using Digital Campus Construction to Cultivate Campus Humanity Spirit

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    数字校园近年来已经被许多高校所运用,成为了衡量高校发展的重要指标之一。本文将数字校园建设作为打造人文校园的重要手段,论证了数字校园对于人文校园建设的重要意义,阐明了“以人为本”的理念是数字化校园建设中实现人文校园的关键。%Digital campus has been employed in recent years by a large number of colleges and universities, became one of the important indicators of the development of universities. In this paper, the digital campus construction as an important means to create a humanities campus, demonstrates the importance of of digital campus to campus humanities construction, to clarify the"people-oriented"concept is the key to achieve digital campus humanities campus.

  13. A Comparative Analysis of the Academic Performance of Distance and On-campus Learners

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    Full Text Available This study examined (i the profile of the distance and on-campus learners, (ii the academic performance of distance and on-campus learners, (iii the advantages and disadvantages of learning through distance education and on-campus education, and (iv how the disadvantages of learning through distance education could be reduced. The study found that the majority of distance and on-campus learners were female, single, and unemployed. Most off-campus learners were more than 20 years old, whilst on-campus learners were less than 20 years old. Off-campus learners tended to perform better than on-campus learners. Advantages of distance learning included application of acquired knowledge and skills if working; earning income if working; and studying at own pace, time and place. Disadvantages of studying off-campus included use of all Saturdays for face-to-face tutorials; inability to use library facilities on Saturdays due to tight schedule; some modules were not available on time for learners to use resulting in issue of photocopied handouts and notes by tutors and lecturers; and photocopied handouts were not serving a useful purpose since they were not appropriate for distance learning. Subsequently, off-campus learners suggested that the library should close late on Saturdays; lecturers and tutors should be available in their offices for consultations on Saturdays and during the week; lecturers should pin consultation schedules on their office doors; and lecturers and tutors who absent themselves should be reprimanded and/or requested to repay off-campus learners for the costs incurred travelling to regional learning centres.

  14. E-Cigarette Policies on College Campuses: Student Use Behaviors, Awareness, and Policy Support. (United States)

    Brown, Elizabeth M; Henes, Amy L; Olson, Lindsay T


    This study examined e-cigarette use and attitudes toward e-cigarette policies among students at colleges and universities with and without policies prohibiting e-cigarette use on campus. In April 2015, we fielded an online survey with a convenience sample of 930 students at 14 North Dakota colleges and universities. The survey included questions about e-cigarette use, observed e-cigarette use on campus, awareness of school e-cigarette policy, and support for policies prohibiting e-cigarette use on campus. Over 40 % of respondents had used e-cigarettes at least once, and most current users reported using them rarely (36 %). Nearly 29 % of respondents reported observing e-cigarette use on campus, and more than half of these reported seeing e-cigarette use indoors. More than 42 % did not know whether their school's policy prohibited e-cigarette use on campus, and students at schools with a policy were more likely to identify their campus policy correctly. Sixty-six percent of respondents were in favor of policies prohibiting e-cigarette use on campus, and those at schools with policies prohibiting e-cigarette use were more likely to support a campus e-cigarette policy. Policies prohibiting e-cigarette use on campus intend to restrict use, reduce prevalence, and shape social norms. This study indicates that support for campus e-cigarette policies is high, although awareness of whether e-cigarettes are included in college and university policies is low. These findings demonstrate the need for coordinated policy education efforts and may guide college administrators and student health services personnel as they consider how to implement and evaluate campus e-cigarette policies.

  15. The use of local data in ESRI Virtual Campus

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    Staunstrup, Jan Kloster; Hedegaard, Torben


    In the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University education and research programs are carried out at various levels within the sphere of GIS. In most of these programs training is required for operating a GIS, training that has up to now been offered as traditional lectures...... of the Virtual Campus training modules. We consider this important, because the default exercises of course are based on US data, which are in many respects much different from Danish – and other European data. Assignments built on data, that are familiar to the trainees, will appear motivating, and probably...

  16. New Phone System Coming to NCI Campus at Frederick | Poster (United States)

    By Travis Fouche and Trent McKee, Guest Writers Beginning in September, phones at the NCI Campus at Frederick will begin to be replaced, as the project to upgrade the current phone system ramps up. Over the next 16 months, the Information Systems Program (ISP) will be working with Facilities Maintenance and Engineering and Computer & Statistical Services to replace the current Avaya phone system with a Cisco Unified Communications phone system. The Cisco system is already in use at the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF).


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    Diogo Luis Kurihara


    Full Text Available A census of all the trees on 111 ha was conducted at the University of Brasilia campus. A total of 5,011 trees with DBHover 5 cm were identified and their DBH, diameter at 30 cm on ground level, diameter under the bifurcation point, height up to the firstbifurcation and the total height of the tree were measured. Phenological observation was also carried out. A great diversity of treeswas found composed of 49 botanical families and 154 species. The main species are Acrocomia aculeata, Syagrus oleracea, Ingamarginata, Pterogyne nitens, Caesalpinia ferrea, Caesalpinia pluviosa, Peltophorum dubium, Pachira aquatica, Syzygium cuminiand Tabebuia impetiginosa.

  18. Context-free pragmatism in Danish campus architecture

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    Knudsen, Lars Emmerik Damgaard

    to the philosophies of James Williams, John Dewey, and Richard Rorty. Danish architects such as Bjarke Ingels and Henning Larsen Architects are playing key roles in the Danish wave and are enjoying a status as superheroes by making architecture relevant to the media and politicians again. On the other hand critics...... an educational ideal that also seem to lack a sense of context, and hence both the architecture and the educational structuring in Campus Roskilde can be understood as a context free pragmatism. I analyze this tendency with references to Dewey’s own work on the meaning of the educational environment....

  19. Integrated systems: from library to campus and beyond. (United States)

    Jones, C L; Marcum, D B


    Integrated library systems have not yet been created, although they have been emphasized for nearly two decades. Now and in the future, the task is even more complex because the principal issue is access to information itself, wherever it is located and in whatever form it may exist. The goal becomes more feasible because of changes in library practices achieved with technological innovation. Although individual elements of a campus-wide information system may already exist, the details for implementation are yet to be articulated.

  20. Herramientas para favorecer las interrelaciones en campus virtual


    Olivares, Alberto; Pizarro, Celeste; Simón, Clara; Alonso-Ayuso, Antonio; Moguerza, Javier


    Unos de los retos más importantes para el buen desarrollo de la asignatura Optimización de Recursos en la Nueva Economía dentro del Campus Virtual de ADA-Madrid es la de favorecer una interacción fluida entre profesor, alumno, entorno virtual y contenido académico. En este trabajo se presentan los aspectos más importantes de nuestra experiencia en la formación virtual, así como algunas conclusiones.

  1. Introducing and Promoting the New Porvoo Campus in Educational Fairs


    Leal Tennberg, Joni


    The thesis was carried out as a project. The objective was to attend and organize three different educational fairs for HAAGA-HELIA in Bulgaria, Germany and the Ukraine. The purpose of attending these events was to attract new students to the Porvoo Campus, the brand new building and concept of HAAGA-HELIA in Porvoo. The project consisted of arranging and representing HAAGA-HELIA in the different events. The thesis presents the planning before and after the fair and also evaluates the work of...

  2. Analysis of Energy Saving Reconstruction of Existing Campus Dormitories in Chongqing---Taking Dormitory Six on Campus B of Chongqing University as An Example

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    WenJing Dong; TieJun Zhou; RunZhao Qi


    At present, a large number of historic buildings on campus are lack of energy-saving measures from the design time, especially the dormitories. And the reconstruction mostly focuses on functional reorganization or furniture replacement. However, energy efficiency design has not been paid enough attention, which leads to the high building energy consumption and the harsh physical environment. Based on the analysis of climatic characteristics of Chongqing area, taking Dormitory Six on campus B of Chongqing University as an example, the reconstruction of rooms on the top floor and West end are focused to guarantee the equal benefits of the dormitory environment. Through the simulation analysis of the software, on the basis of energy saving reconstruction of common maintenance structure, this thesis discusses the energy saving reconstruction methods and strategies of the existing campus dormitories, which are more suitable for the existing campus dormitories in Chongqing area.

  3. Gender and Race Are Significant Determinants of Students' Food Choices on a College Campus (United States)

    Boek, Stacey; Bianco-Simeral, Stephanie; Chan, Kenny; Goto, Keiko


    Objective: To examine the roles of gender and race in students' determinants of food choices on a college campus. Methods: A total of 405 college students participated in a survey entitled "Campus Food: You Tell Us!" Chi-square and logistic regression were used to examine associations between demographics and food choice determinants. Results:…

  4. Navigating Conflicts Related to Religious and Non-Religious Identity on Campus (United States)

    Patel, Eboo; Montero, Janina; Love, Cindi; Giess, Mary Ellen


    Matters of interreligious engagement and worldview orientation are becoming more salient on campuses across the country. All-comers policies, conflicts about the Middle East, and intersections of spirituality with other aspects of identity present challenges for professionals working with students on college campuses. This article will discuss…

  5. Creating a Campus Culture of Integrity: Comparing the Perspectives of Full- and Part-Time Faculty (United States)

    Hudd, Suzanne S.; Apgar, Caroline; Bronson, Eric Franklyn; Lee, Renee Gravois


    Part-time faculty play an important role in creating a culture of integrity on campus, yet they face a number of structural constraints. This paper seeks to improve our understanding of the potentially unique experiences of part-time faculty with academic misconduct and suggests ways to more effectively involve them in campus-wide academic…

  6. A Calculated Gamble Pays Off: Villa Julie College's Leasing of Off-Campus Apartments (United States)

    June, Audrey Williams


    Officials at Villa Julie College marvel at how quickly the institution's transformation took place, from serving commuters to becoming a much more residential campus. As recently as the 2003-2004 academic year, Villa Julie, located in an affluent suburb of Baltimore, was leasing off-campus apartments to house more than 300 students because zoning…

  7. 48 CFR 252.209-7005 - Reserve Officer Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. (United States)


    ...: Reserve Officer Training Corps and Military Recruiting on Campus (JAN 2000) (a) Definition. “Institution... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Reserve Officer Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. 252.209-7005 Section 252.209-7005 Federal...

  8. 32 CFR 22.520 - Campus access for military recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). (United States)


    ... ADMINISTRATION National Policy Matters § 22.520 Campus access for military recruiting and Reserve Officer..., restricting campus access of military recruiters or the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). (2) By...'s primary implementation of that statute in 32 CFR part 216, “Military Recruiting and...

  9. Campus Custodians in the Corporate University: Castes, Crossing Borders, and Critical Consciousness (United States)

    Magolda, Peter; Delman, Liliana


    This ethnographic study showcases life stories of campus custodians and their interactions with members of other campus subcultures to reveal insights about higher education. This manuscript illuminates the ways the worldwide economic calamities, beginning in 2008, resulted in the implementation of corporate-like ideologies. Analyses reveal how…

  10. Links between Leader Cognition, Power, and Change on Community College Campuses (United States)

    Eddy, Pamela L.


    As organizational change at community colleges becomes the norm, presidents leading these campuses play a heightened role in guiding successful initiatives. The research reported here investigated the relationship between leader cognition and power levers of two presidents as they framed change for campus members. These leaders' underlying…

  11. An Investigation of the Impact of International Branch Campuses on Organizational Culture (United States)

    Tierney, William G.; Lanford, Michael


    The authors first survey the factors related to globalization that have stimulated the creation of international branch campuses. They then contend that the viability of an international branch campus should not be solely evaluated from a rational choice perspective oriented toward economic self-interest. Rather, the organizational culture of the…

  12. The Campus Spiritual Climate: Predictors of Satisfaction among Students with Diverse Worldviews (United States)

    Rockenbach, Alyssa Bryant; Mayhew, Matthew J.


    Using data collected via the Campus Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey (CRSCS), we examined how dimensions of the campus spiritual climate shape student satisfaction. The findings reveal that structural worldview diversity, space for support and spiritual expression, and provocative experiences with worldview diversity positively relate to…

  13. Libraries across Land and Sea: Academic Library Services on International Branch Campuses (United States)

    Green, Harriett


    This preliminary study explores how library services are offered at the international branch campuses of U.S. institutions of higher education, including librarians' experiences, challenges faced, and collaborations with the home U.S. institutions. The data from a Web survey distributed to international branch campus librarians, a conducted…

  14. Inverness Campus Masterplan: Landscape Framework and Public Realm/Public Art Strategy



    Inverness Campus MasterplanLisa Mackenzie, 7N ArchitectsCurrentMasterplan, Landscape Framework and Design guidelines.InvernessHighlands and Islands Enterprise, completion of the masterplan I was commissioned to undertake a Public Art – Public Realm Strategy which is ongoing.

  15. The SU PARTE Welfare-to-Work Initiative: University of New Mexico Valencia Campus. (United States)

    Melendez, Edwin; de Montrichard, Alexandra

    The University of New Mexico (UNM) Valencia campus is a two-year college in rural Valencia County. UNM-Valencia provides vocational and general education, basic skills assistance, a community education program and a small business development program. In fall 1998, the campus had 750 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students and 807 part-time students;…

  16. Campus Renewal in the 1980's: The New Voyage of the Beagle. (United States)

    Hewitt, Clinton N.


    An approach to campus planning and renewal during declining enrollment is described. The process uses computer programing to integrate seven factors: building suitability to program, schedule, existing commitments, cost, effect on general use spaces, campus planning compatibility, and disturbance of current assignments of units not in the study.…

  17. How Students Rate the Quality Service Climate on Campus. National Research Report, 2011 (United States)

    Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2011


    How satisfied are students with the service they receive--and how important is it to them? This report documents significant strides that colleges and universities have made in recent years to improve service quality and their overall campus climate, yet also finds that campuses still have room for improvement. A few highlights: (1) While progress…

  18. How Students Rate the Quality Service Climate on Campus. National Research Report, 2012 (United States)

    Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2012


    How satisfied are students with the service they receive--and how important is it to them? This report documents significant strides that colleges and universities have made in recent years to improve service quality and their overall campus climate, yet also finds that campuses still have room for improvement. A few highlights: (1) While progress…

  19. The Availability, Prospects, and Fiscal Potential of On-Campus Housing at Rural Community Colleges (United States)

    Moeck, Pat G.; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Hardy, David E.; Bush, V. Barbara


    Many rural community colleges have long provided on-campus housing. This article profiles the availability of housing at rural community colleges in 2001-2002 and 2005-2006, examines the factors that will continue to make on-campus housing an important service at rural institutions, and draws on 2005-2006 data from the Institutional…

  20. Categorizing and Assessing Multi-Campus Universities in Contemporary Higher Education (United States)

    Pinheiro, Rómulo; Nordstrand Berg, Laila


    Multi-campus universities are not a new phenomenon per se, but they have become an increasing feature of contemporary higher education systems all over the world. In the case of Northern Europe, multi-campus universities are the consequence of contraction patterns resulting from overcapacity, fragmentation and rising competition. This paper has…

  1. The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus. [Second Edition]. (United States)

    Sacks, David O.; Thiel, Peter A.

    The "diversity myth" is the myth that universities are doing a good job promoting diversity on campus. Universities in America have promoted this "diversity myth" which belies the actual state of affairs in the nation's schools. Instead, universities have fostered conformity on campus, and stifled true diversity. This document, sponsored by the…

  2. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Mapping of Environmental Samples across College Campuses (United States)

    Purvis-Roberts, Kathleen L.; Moeur, Harriet P.; Zanella, Andrew


    In this laboratory experiment, students take environmental samples at various locations around the college campuses, take geospatial coordinates with a global position systems (GPS) unit, and map their results on a geo-referenced campus map with geographical information systems (GIS) software. Nitrogen dioxide air pollution sampling is used as an…

  3. Community Responses to the Removal of Bottled Water on a University Campus (United States)

    Mikhailovich, Katja; Fitzgerald, Robert


    Purpose: This paper aimed to examine the impact of the removal of bottled water on the campus community. This paper presents the findings of a survey conducted at the first Australian university to remove single-use bottled water from sale on a small regional university campus. The removal of bottled water from sale at the university formed part…

  4. Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action (United States)

    Morse, Andrew; Sisneros, Lauren; Perez, Zeke; Sponsler, Brian A.


    "Guns on Campus: The Architecture and Momentum of State Policy Action" offers a detailed summary of state legislative action and higher education system policy decisions that have occurred in two specific categories: (1) States that have permitted or are seeking to permit guns on campus; and (2) States that have prohibited or are seeking…

  5. Geothermal application feasibility study for the New Mexico State University campus. Technical report

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    Gunaji, N.N.; Thode, E.F.; Chaturvedi, L.; Walvekar, A.; LaFrance, L.; Swanberg, C.A.; Jiracek, G.R.


    The following are covered: a geothermal prospect conceptual study for NMSU campus, geothermal resources on and near NMSU land, present campus heating and cooling system, conceptual design and preliminary cost estimates - alternative systems, economic analysis, and legal and environmental considerations. (MHR)

  6. Campus Free Speech Presents Both Legal and PR Challenges for Colleges (United States)

    Nguyen, AiVi; Dragga, Anthony


    Free speech is fast becoming a hot-button issue at colleges across the country, with campus protests often mirroring those of the public-at-large on issues such as racism or tackling institution-specific matters such as college governance. On the surface, the issue of campus free speech may seem like a purely legal concern, yet in reality,…

  7. Using a Structural Equation Model to Describe the Infusion of Civic Engagement in the Campus Culture (United States)

    Billings, Meredith S.; Terkla, Dawn Geronimo


    This study assesses whether Tufts University's campus culture was successful at infusing civic-mindedness in all undergraduates. A structural equation model was developed, and findings revealed that the campus environment had a significant positive impact on civic values and beliefs and a positive indirect effect on civic engagement activities.…

  8. Community Alert: Using Text Messaging and Social Media to Improve Campus Emergency Planning (United States)

    Connolly, Maureen


    This article describes emergency management and the part that social media technologies and mobile messaging have made when they are included as part of the campus emergency plan. Administrators have found that ample notification and preparedness must be built into campus communication systems. Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook…




  10. Examining the Impact of Federal Grants to Reduce Violent Crimes against Women on Campus (United States)

    Palmer, Jane E.; Alda, Erik


    Sexual assault on college campuses is persistently underreported; therefore, Clery Act sexual assault statistics are not strong indicators of incidence. Instead, they may indicate whether students feel comfortable reporting on a particular campus. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the Office on Violence Against Women Campus…

  11. Racial Arrested Development: A Critical Whiteness Analysis of the Campus Ecology (United States)

    Cabrera, Nolan L.; Watson, Jesse S.; Franklin, Jeremy D.


    This paper analyzes the campus ecology (Renn, 2003, 2004) literature from the perspective of Critical Whiteness specifically problematizing perceptions of safety and inclusion on the college campus. Relying upon Sullivan's (2006) ontological expansiveness, Mills's (1997) epistemology of ignorance, and Leonardo and Porter's (2010) Fanonian…

  12. A Hidden Crisis: Including the LGBT Community When Addressing Sexual Violence on College Campuses (United States)

    Pérez, Zenen Jaimes; Hussey, Hannah


    Recently, sexual assault on college campuses has received increased national attention. In its first report, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault highlighted steps colleges and universities can take to curb the number of sexual assaults on campuses. For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has released the…

  13. The Concept of "Educational Campus" and Its Application in Spanish Universities (United States)

    Calvo-Sotelo, Pablo Campos


    A university campus should reflect a commitment to quality and be dedicated to the intellectual, psychological and social development of its students. The "Educational Campus" is an innovative concept which espouses this concept and is designed to stimulate a process of modernisation in universities and contribute to their excellence.…

  14. Race Consciousness and Collective Commitment among Black Students on White Campuses. (United States)

    Allen, Walter R.


    Black students on White campuses seem to retain high levels of race consciousness and collective commitment. However, compared to a 1970 sample of Black students attending historically Black colleges, Black students on White campuses in 1981 are decidedly more moderate. These differences are partly attributable to institutional context effects.…

  15. The Practical Application of Promoting Positive Body Image on a College Campus: Insights from Freshmen Women (United States)

    Smith-Jackson, TeriSue; Reel, Justine J.; Thackeray, Rosemary


    Background: Body image disturbances and disordered eating behaviors are prevalent across college campuses and can lead to psychological and physical health consequences. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to gain formative research on the promotion of positive body image on a university campus with the goal of developing educational programs.…

  16. Case Western Reserve U. Builds Virtual Campus to Woo Prospective Students (United States)

    Young, Jeffrey R.


    This article describes a virtual world program that Case Western University administrators built using Second Life. It is designed for use by prospective students, who can tour the campus online. The program shows campus buildings, athletic facilities, a diner, and a virtual dormitory with window views of the athletics fields, a feature of the…

  17. Report of the Task Force on Providing Library Services to Extended Campus Students. (United States)

    Strickler, Sally Ann Koenig; And Others

    This task force report proposes a plan for providing campus-quality library services to students at three sites of Western Kentucky University's extended campus program which would offer access to main library services and collections rather than the traditional assembling of additional library collections in off-site locations. Elements of the…

  18. State Legislative Developments on Campus Sexual Violence: Issues in the Context of Safety (United States)

    Morse, Andrew; Sponsler, Brian A.; Fulton, Mary


    NASPA--Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Education Commission of the States (ECS) have partnered to address legislative developments and offer considerations for leaders in higher education and policy on two top-level safety issues facing the higher education community: campus sexual violence and guns on campus. The first in a…

  19. Five Recession-Driven Strategies for Planning and Managing Campus Facilities (United States)

    Rudden, Michael S.


    Colleges and universities continue to face significant fiscal challenges in the current recession. A review of ongoing campus facilities planning projects, coupled with a review of more than 30 recent campus master planning requests for proposals and the relevant literature, indicates that colleges and universities are finding innovative ways to…

  20. Needs of Sexual Assault Advocates in Campus-Based Sexual Assault Centers (United States)

    Carmody, Dianne; Ekhomu, Jessica; Payne, Brian K.


    Most campuses have sexual assault crisis centers that are designed to assist victims and educate the college community about this crime. While much is known about sexual assault victimization patterns on college campuses, there is still a lack of understanding about the needs of those working to prevent sexual assault. In the current study, campus…

  1. Residence Hall Room Type and Alcohol Use among College Students Living on Campus (United States)

    Cross, Jennifer E.; Zimmerman, Don; O'Grady, Megan A.


    The objectives were to explore the relation between the built environment of residence halls and the alcohol use of college students living on campus from the perspective of the theory of routine activity. This exploratory study examined data from two samples on one college campus. Online surveys assessed alcohol use, attitudes toward alcohol use,…

  2. Passive WiFi monitoring of the rhythm of the campus

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    Kalogianni, E.; Sileryte, R.; Lam, M.; Zhou, K.; Van der Ham, M.; Van der Spek, S.C.; Verbree, E.


    Within this research-driven project, passive WiFi monitoring of WiFi enabled devices was used to detect users (students, employees, visitors) of buildings at the campus of Delft University of Technology to gain insight into the Rhythm of the Campus: the occupation, duration of stay and moving patter

  3. An Assessment of Campus Police Departments across Mississippi's Public Community and Junior Colleges (United States)

    Boggs, Brad D.


    The purpose of the study was to provide an assessment of campus police departments throughout the 15 public community and junior colleges in Mississippi. This research could provide Mississippi community and junior college administrators the opportunity to observe and appraise the overall safety of their respective campuses in comparison to safety…

  4. Other Drug Use and Abuse on Campus: The Scope of the Problem. Infofacts/Resources (United States)

    Ross, Virginia; DeJong, William


    Of all drugs abused on college and university campuses, alcohol causes the greatest harm. Other drugs (the prevention field uses the term "other drugs" to distinguish them from alcohol, which also is a drug) also take a significant toll--diminishing the quality of campus life, undermining academic performance, compromising students' health and…

  5. Campus Counseling Centers React to Recession-Related Stress among Students (United States)

    Bushong, Steven


    The recession has complicated the path in life that many students had envisioned. As a result, campus mental-health counselors say more students are expressing anxiety about the economy's effect on their future. Visits to campus counseling centers have been climbing for several years, according to the Association for University and College…

  6. A Comparison of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Principal Leadership Skills by Campus Student Achievement Level (United States)

    Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Erwin, John


    Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared in a causal-comparison study to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Data were collected from a 2006-2008…

  7. How Many More Guns?: Estimating the Effect of Allowing Licensed Concealed Handguns on a College Campus (United States)

    Bouffard, Jeffrey A.; Nobles, Matt R.; Wells, William; Cavanaugh, Michael R.


    Among other arguments, advocates for lifting bans on carrying concealed handguns on campus propose that this would increase the prevalence of legitimately carried handguns, which might then deter crimes or be used to intervene in campus shooting incidents like the one that took place at Virginia Tech in 2007. Opponents suggest that increased…

  8. Resources on Campus Governance and Employment Relations, 1967-1977. With Essay, Annotations, and Indexes. (United States)

    Tice, Terrence N.

    An annotated bibliography containing 1,110 items from 1967 through early 1977 and other relevant resources covers virtually all the significant material on campus collective bargaining and closely related issues regarding campus governance and employment relations. It complements five publications from 1972-76 and indexes both authors and…

  9. Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund: A Guide for Students (United States)

    Diebolt, Asa; Den Herder-Thomas, Timothy


    This publication describes innovative and powerful mechanisms for financing sustainability projects on campus including energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations. The guide provides step-by-step guidance for establishing revolving loan funds for campus sustainability, based on the experiences of the authors in setting up such a…

  10. The Ecology of Volunteerism among College Women: Identifying Campus Environments That Inform Volunteering Behaviors (United States)

    Axlund McBride, RaeLyn; Lott, Joe L.


    This study explores the relationship between campus environments, female college student peer culture, and the tendency to volunteer while in college. The authors used Bronfenbrenner's ecological model of human development (1977, 2005) as a framework to (a) identify one multi-faceted campus environment that is linked to volunteerism among college…

  11. Achieving Campus Sustainability: Top-Down, Bottom-Up, or Neither? (United States)

    Brinkhurst, Marena; Rose, Peter; Maurice, Gillian; Ackerman, Josef Daniel


    Purpose: The dynamics of organizational change related to environmental sustainability on university campuses are examined in this article. Whereas case studies of campus sustainability efforts tend to classify leadership as either "top-down" or "bottom-up", this classification neglects consideration of the leadership roles of…

  12. Perceptions of Campus Climates for Civic Learning as Predictors of College Students' Mental Health (United States)

    Mitchell, Joshua J.; Reason, Robert D.; Hemer, Kevin M.; Finley, Ashley


    This study explored whether three broad areas promoted students' mental health: perceptions of the climate related to civic learning, experiences on campus, and civic engagement. Campus climates for civic learning including the development of ethical and moral reasoning and the importance of contributing to community were the strongest predictors…

  13. Changing the Culture of Alcohol Abuse on Campus: Lessons Learned from Secondhand Smoke (United States)

    Misch, Donald A.


    Alcohol abuse is the single greatest public health hazard on American college and university campuses, but the culture of abusive alcohol consumption continues to be highly resistant to change. The author argues that secondhand smoke campaigns can be used as models to change the culture of alcohol abuse on campus. He proposes the implementation of…

  14. Training in Support of Leadership Development at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Library (United States)

    Newman, Dunstan; Newman, Nadine


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on training in support of leadership development at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, main and branch libraries. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on an interview with a campus librarian and desk research. Findings: Like any other institution in the world, the Mona Library…

  15. Community and Campus Crime: A Geospatial Examination of the Clery Act (United States)

    Nobles, Matt R.; Fox, Kathleen A.; Khey, David N.; Lizotte, Alan J.


    Despite the provisions of the Clery Act, which requires institutional reporting of crime on college campuses, patterns of campus crime have received surprisingly little research attention to date. Furthermore, few studies have described the extent to which college students engage in criminal behaviors. This study examines the criminality of…

  16. Service-Learning and Integrated Course Redesign: Principles of Management and the Campus Kitchen Metaproject (United States)

    Flannery, Brenda L.; Pragman, Claudia H.


    This article describes the process of redesigning a Principles of Management course to integrate a service-learning metaproject. The metaproject was Campus Kitchen, a food recovery and delivery program operated on a handful of university campuses across the United States. We used L. Dee Fink's integrated course design approach as well as systems…

  17. Digital Media Education and Advocacy: Addressing Attitudes toward Disability on College Campuses (United States)

    Hartley, Michael T.; Mapes, Aimee C.; Taylor, Aryn; Bourgeois, Paul J.


    As digital information becomes the preferred mode of communication, media applications have become an emerging context to address attitudes toward disability. This practice brief details digital media as one method to critically frame ableism on college campuses, promoting a more inclusive campus environment. Coordinated by the disability service…

  18. Sustainability at DTU from Campus Service point of view -an invitation to use campus as learning lab

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    Michaelsen, Lisbet


    Campus Service (CAS) at DTU has the mission of servicing our University with a high quality within all areas of Facility Management: planning, building, operation and maintenance. At the same time CAS supports the vision of DTU to be a sustainable university so we try to think sustainable in all...... aspects of our work. DTU has set two targets in the contract with the ministry (FIVU). DTU wants to do 15% better on waste and energy in 2015. DTU will increase the recycling rate by 15% from 2010 – 2015 and DTU will use 15% lessenergy per man year staff and student in the same period. Both targets...

  19. Depression and suicide ideation among students accessing campus health care. (United States)

    Mackenzie, Sara; Wiegel, Jennifer R; Mundt, Marlon; Brown, David; Saewyc, Elizabeth; Heiligenstein, Eric; Harahan, Brian; Fleming, Michael


    Depression and suicide are of increasing concern on college campuses. This article presents data from the College Health Intervention Projects on the frequency of depression and suicide ideation among 1,622 college students who accessed primary care services in 4 university clinics in the Midwest, Northwest, and Canada. Students completed the Beck Depression Inventory and other measures related to exercise patterns, alcohol use, sensation seeking, and violence. The frequency of depression was similar for men (25%) and women (26%). Thought of suicide was higher for men (13%) than women (10%). Tobacco use, emotional abuse, and unwanted sexual encounters were all associated with screening positive for depression. "Days of exercise per week" was inversely associated with screening positive for depression. Because the majority of students access campus-based student health centers, medical providers can serve a key role in early identification and intervention. With every 4th student reporting symptoms of depression and every 10th student having suicidal thoughts, such interventions are needed.

  20. Construction of the Smart Campus Based on Digital Campus%以数字化校园为基础建设智慧校园

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    目前,全国很多知名高校都在进行智慧校园的建设和探索,智慧校园是对传统数字化校园概念的发展,本文着重介绍了智慧校园主要的构成要素及特点,指出如何利用现有的“数字化校园”资源建设“智慧校园”。%At present, many nationwide well-known colleges and universities are carrying out the construction and ex-ploration of smart campus, smart campus is the development concept from the conventional smart campus, this paper in-troduces mainly to the constituent elements and characteristics of smart campus, and points out how to make use of exist-ing resources of"digital campus"for the construction of the"smart campus".

  1. What Campuses Assess When They Assess Their Learning Community Programs: Selected Findings from a National Survey of Learning Community Programs (United States)

    Lardner, Emily


    In spring 2013, the Washington Center administered a national survey to find what campuses assessed when they assessed their learning community programs, how they assessed those outcomes, and what they did with the results. Sixty-six campuses responded to the survey. Most campuses assess at least one measure of student success (pass rates, course…

  2. Assessment of Attitudes Regarding Tobacco-Free Campus Policy and Secondhand Smoke Exposure among College Students, Faculty, and Staff (United States)

    Hall, Michael E.; Williams, Ronald D., Jr.; Hunt, Barry


    Background: Recently there has been a push to implement tobacco-free policies on college campuses. Policies creating tobacco-free college campuses have increased with changes in social norms. The campus environment provides a setting for individuals to express their attitudes regarding tobacco use. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess…

  3. Where the Women Aren't: Gender Differences in the Use of LGBT Resources on College Campuses (United States)

    Westbrook, Laurel


    LGBT campus resources are vital for many LGBT college students' wellbeing and academic success. In this article, I explore what factors may cause different groups under the LGBT umbrella to be included in or excluded from use of LGBT campus resources. I examine patterns of participation at two college campuses: one where women wanted access to…

  4. Evaluation of UC Davis Long-Range Transportation, Land-Use, And Housing Plans: Examining the Potential for Innovative Mobility Pilot Projects


    Shaheen, Susan


    At present, the City of Davis, surrounding communities, and the UC Davis campus are struggling with many of the same transportation problems that plague larger urban centers including increasing traffic, limited parking, and challenges to effective operation of the public transit system. The campus is expecting to grow by 6,000 students in the next ten years (plus approximately 3,000 faculty and staff) and is developing a Long-Range Development Plan (LRDP) that will serve to guide this growth...

  5. Radiation Transport

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    Urbatsch, Todd James [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)


    We present an overview of radiation transport, covering terminology, blackbody raditation, opacities, Boltzmann transport theory, approximations to the transport equation. Next we introduce several transport methods. We present a section on Caseology, observing transport boundary layers. We briefly broach topics of software development, including verification and validation, and we close with a section on high energy-density experiments that highlight and support radiation transport.

  6. Chamber transport

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    Heavy ion beam transport through the containment chamber plays a crucial role in all heavy ion fusion (HIF) scenarios. Here, several parameters are used to characterize the operating space for HIF beams; transport modes are assessed in relation to evolving target/accelerator requirements; results of recent relevant experiments and simulations of HIF transport are summarized; and relevant instabilities are reviewed. All transport options still exist, including (1) vacuum ballistic transport, (2) neutralized ballistic transport, and (3) channel-like transport. Presently, the European HIF program favors vacuum ballistic transport, while the US HIF program favors neutralized ballistic transport with channel-like transport as an alternate approach. Further transport research is needed to clearly guide selection of the most attractive, integrated HIF system.

  7. The relationship of perceived campus culture to mental health help-seeking intentions. (United States)

    Chen, Jason I; Romero, Gabriela D; Karver, Marc S


    Despite mental health issues being widespread on college campuses, the majority of college students do not seek help. Prior research suggests several individual factors that may be related to mental health help-seeking including age, gender, and prior treatment experience. However, there has been little work considering the broader role of the college environment on person-level predictors of mental health help-seeking, specifically the relationship with perceived campus culture. Thus, informed by the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991), the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived campus cultural perspectives on different personal processes, such as attitudes toward treatment, stigma, and treatment barriers that are believed to relate to mental health help-seeking intentions. Participants were 212 undergraduate students from a large university in the southeastern United States. As hypothesized, we found a significant mediation relationship for personal attitudes in the relationship between perceived campus attitudes and help-seeking intentions. In contrast, analyses did not support mediation relationships for personal barriers or personal stigma. These findings suggest that perceived campus culture may serve an important role in personal mental health treatment beliefs. Campus mental health policies and prevention programming may consider targeting perceived campus culture as an important means for increasing personal positive beliefs toward mental health treatment. (PsycINFO Database Record

  8. Evaluating legitimacy and marginalization: Campus policing in the State of Rhode Island

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    Charles P. Wilson


    Full Text Available The identity and legitimacy of campus police officers is often difficult to define, largely due to their obvious connection to the educational environment. With the lack of research on campus police in general, and their legitimacy as a law enforcement entity in specific, how these officers perceive themselves and, just as importantly, how they believe others perceive them, becomes questionable and may have a distinct impact on their performance of duties and their interactions with the campus community and other law enforcement personnel. This study considers self-perceived levels of legitimacy of campus police officers employed at four statutorily defined campus police departments in the State of Rhode Island from a review of various issues of perceptual self-worth, their effects on officer morale, and their impact on levels of service to the campus community. Findings indicate that while they are, indeed, granted legislative police authority that is comparable to their more public counterparts, campus law enforcement officers perceive a lack of legitimization and support from their community; have high levels of self-perceived feelings of marginalization; and face an ever uphill battle in their efforts to obtain the same levels of legitimacy as their traditional counterparts.

  9. Method of preventing unwanted traffic in the “Tudor Vladimirescu” University Campus (United States)

    Dontu, A. I.; Maftei, A.; Barsanescu, P. D.; Sachelarie, A.; Budeanu, B.


    In 1970’ when the university campus was built the road infrastructure was designed for a very small number of cars. Over time technology has advanced and the number of vehicles has risen. According to the Directorate of Vehicle Registration from Iasi in 2015 there were 173.619 registered vehicles, about 11,000 vehicles in addition to 2014. This rise in vehicle numbers has lead to a particular problem in which, vehicle drivers prefer in some cases the use of back alleys and back roads to get to the destination. The ”Tudor Vladimirescu” University Campus is not a main road of transit, is a residential area that does not support a high number of vehicles and especially does not support heavy vehicles. In our case study we observed the tendency of drivers to use the campus roads as a method of bypassing rush hour traffic in their route, especially in the case of taxi vehicles as well as light trucks and vans that use the campus roads as access to the commercial stores and restaurants that are situated in the front of the campus. In the study of ”Tudor Vladimirescu” University Campus traffic, on terrain vehicle number collection has been conducted, this was done one week, day by day, and this has revealed that: • the number of cars which enter in the campus area is high. • a lot of cars only transit the campus on route to the commercial area. • 25% from that cars are taxis • trucks and light trucks have been present. In this paper we present a solution that resolves these problems which have been identified in the analysis of the current campus status. In terrain measurements mathematical calculations accompanied with PTV Vissim software simulations using real world data have been used to confirm the proposed solution is viable.

  10. A RFID-based Campus Context-Aware Notification System

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    Haron, Nazleeni S; Hasan, Mohd H; Ariffin, Mazeyanti M; Aziz, Izzatdin A


    This paper presents the design and development of a context-aware notification system for university students using RFID technology. This system is leveraging on the student's matrix card as the RFID tag (sensor), RFID reader and server as the processors and screen monitor at the various locations in the campus as the actuator of the output. This system aims to deliver urgent notifications to the intended students immediately at their respective locations. In addition, the system is also able to display personalized information based on the students' preferences and current location when accessing the system. The background of the study, the design approaches for this system and the preliminary evaluation of the prototype are presented in this paper. The evaluation results have indicated that the the proposed system is useful and easy to use.

  11. Indoor radon survey in a university campus of Nigeria

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    Full Text Available CR-39 tracketch detectors were used for the measurement of 222 Rn concentration in 24 offices in Nigeria′s oldest university campus in order to estimate the effective dose to the occupants from 222 Rn and its progeny. The dosimetric measurements were made over a period of 3 months. Questionnaires were distributed and analyzed. The radon concentration ranged from 157 to 495 Bq /m 3 , with an arithmetic mean and standard deviation of 293.3 and 79.6 Bq/ m 3 , respectively. The effective dose to the workers was estimated and this varied from 0.99 to 3.12 mSv/ y, with a mean of 1.85 mSv /y. The radon concentrations were found to be within the reference levels of ICRP.

  12. Power quality in high-tech campus: a case study

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    Moreno-Munoz, A.; Redel, M.; Gonzalez, M. [Universidad de Cordoba (Spain). Departamento de Electrotecnia y Electronica


    This paper presents preliminary results from a power-quality audit conducted at a high-tech campus over the last year. Voltage and current were measured at various R and D buildings; it was found that the main problems for the equipment installed were voltage sags and surges. The paper examines the causes and effects of power disturbances that affect computer or any other microprocessor-based equipment and analyses the auto-protection capabilities of modern power supplies. The convenience of 'enhanced power supply' or 'low-cost customer-side' protection solutions is also discussed. Finally, it addresses the role of the standards on the protection of electronic equipment and the implications for the final customer. (author)

  13. Spectral radiation of tree leaves in Bogor Agricultural University campus (United States)

    Andika Purbaya, Deki; Badriyah Rushayati, Siti; Budi Prasetyo, Lilik


    Every anthropogenic activities that use fossil fuels will produce pollutants such as greenhouse gases. CO2 with other greenhouse gases increase urban air temperatures through the greenhouse effect. The aims of this study are to measure spectral radiation of several species of trees leaves in Bogor Agricultural University Campus and determine types of trees that are effective in absorbing CO2. Data was statistically analyzed based on the order of spectral radiation value. Meanwhile, grouping the ability of species to absorb CO2 was done based on normal curve distribution. Spectral radiation value is inversely proportional to the ability of plants to absorb CO2. The tree species classified as having a high ability to absorb CO2 is Tamrindus indica, Adenanthera pavoniana, Samanea saman, and Ceiba pentandra whereas the species classified as low capacity in absorbing CO2 is Annona murricata, Pterocarpus indicus, Acacia mangium, and Canangium odoratum, the rest classified as having moderate capability.

  14. Namik Kemal University Establishment of Campus Information System

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    A. B. Korkut


    Full Text Available Today, in general, it can be clearly seen that, the GIS are being used in every branches an in universities to carry out the institutional activities. Especially, there are some problems that putting and getting existed data orderly in developing universities. In this study, it was targeted to prepare Campus Information System of the Namık Kemal University. In this context, the physical components (building, ways, green areas, sports areas, park areas, plant material of the Namık Kemal University were digitized and also database was created by using ArcGIS 9.0 software programme. While this digitizing is making, It used existing plans, dimension of land, Google Earth Satellite. These data were made using sample queries.

  15. Software Architecture for Fiji National University Campus Information Systems

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    Kumar, Bimal Aklesh


    Software Architecture defines the overview of the system which consists of various components and their relationships among the software. Architectural design is very important in the development of large scale software solution and plays a very active role in achieving business goals, quality and reusable solution. It is often difficult to choose the best software architecture for your system from the several candidate types available. In this paper we look at the several architectural types and compare them based on the key requirements of our system, and select the most appropriate architecture for the implementation of campus information systems at Fiji National University. Finally we provide details of proposed architecture and outline future plans for implementation of our system.


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    Bimal Aklesh Kumar


    Full Text Available Software Architecture defines the overview of the system which consists of various components and their relationships among the software. Architectural design is very important in the development of large scale software solution and plays a very active role in achieving business goals, quality and reusable solution. It is often difficult to choose the best software architecture for your system from the several candidate types available. In this paper we look at the several architectural types and compare them based on the key requirements of our system, and select the most appropriate architecture for the implementation of campus information systems at Fiji National University. Finally we provide details of proposed architecture and outline future plans for implementation of our system.

  17. Brief report: autism awareness: views from a campus community. (United States)

    Tipton, Leigh Ann; Blacher, Jan


    This paper reports on a college community's views of the diagnostic characteristics and causes associated with autism spectrum disorders. An anonymous on-line survey of autism knowledge was distributed via campus server university-wide to all undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff. Of the 1,057 surveys completed, 76 % of respondents had more correct answers than neutral and incorrect ones. Respondents who reported that they or someone in their immediate family had autism had significantly more correct responses than other respondents. Demographic variables of respondent sex, age, education, and role at the university independently accounted for significant, though modest, variance in autism knowledge. More accurate and widespread dissemination of information about autism may facilitate a smoother transition for college students who are on the spectrum.

  18. Introducing soil forming factors with mini campus field trips (United States)

    Quinton, John; Haygarth, Phil


    Students like field work, yet the proportion of time spent in the field during many soil science courses is small. Here we describe an introductory lecture on the soil forming factors based around a mini field trip in which we spend 45 minutes exploring these factors on the Lancaster University campus. In the 'trip' we visit some woodland to consider the effects of organic matter , vegetation and time on soil development and then take in a football pitch to examine the effects of landscape position, parent material and climate. Student responses are overwhelmingly positive and we suggest that more use can be made of our often mundane surroundings to explore soil formation. Soil functions and soil processes.


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    Tellerup, Susanne


    of technology connects faculty members as well as links work and learning in new ways. The project also shows how a design-based approach can improve educational practice. The objectives of the project were formulated as the need to: • Increase faculty’s digital competence • Enable new ways to collaborate...... across campuses • Link faculty work and faculty learning The overall agenda was to enhance the development of a stronger academic environment. This has been achieved by following five important principles: • Faculty empowerment and user participation – in design and decision processes in all phases...... competencies for the entire group have been improved by using Podio as a shared learning platform, and by being trained in using Adobe Connect for efficient meetings. Furthermore, the training of a number of teams in the use of digital video and other digital tool as parts of teaching and learning designs has...

  20. Indoor radon survey in a university campus of Nigeria. (United States)

    Obed, R I; Lateef, H T; Ademola, A K


    CR-39 tracketch detectors were used for the measurement of (222)Rn concentration in 24 offices in Nigeria's oldest university campus in order to estimate the effective dose to the occupants from (222)Rn and its progeny. The dosimetric measurements were made over a period of 3 months. Questionnaires were distributed and analyzed. The radon concentration ranged from 157 to 495 Bq/m(3), with an arithmetic mean and standard deviation of 293.3 and 79.6 Bq/ m(3), respectively. The effective dose to the workers was estimated and this varied from 0.99 to 3.12 mSv/ y, with a mean of 1.85 mSv/y. The radon concentrations were found to be within the reference levels of ICRP.

  1. Research on Translation of Campus Public Signs in Wuhan University of Technology

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    LI Hui; XIANG Qing-ling


    Based on Eugene Nida's "dynamic equivalence" translation theory as well as current situations for the translation of campus public signs in Wuhan University of Technology, this paper aimed at investigating and researching the standard transla⁃tion methods for campus public signs. Moreover, through the collection and analysis of the current situation about the public signs in the University, this paper also intended to provide an internationally recognized version of translation for campus public signs. Finally, the paper suggests practical ways for the promotion of the translated version in order to realize its application in oth⁃er universities of China.

  2. 浅谈校园一卡通的管理%Discussion on the Campus Card

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    校园一卡通是数字化校园的基础和重要组成部分.针对校园一卡通的管理,在管理体系、规划建设、系统运行和功能拓展四个方面进行了探讨.%Campus card system is a basic project and an important part in the digital campus. This paper focuses on four issues of the managements of campus card:management system, planning and construction, system running and functional extension.

  3. NetWall distributed firewall in the use of campus network (United States)

    He, Junhua; Zhang, Pengshuai


    Internet provides a modern means of education but also non-mainstream consciousness and poor dissemination of information opens the door, network and moral issues have become prominent, poor dissemination of information and network spread rumors and negative effects of new problems, ideological and political education in schools had a huge impact, poses a severe challenge. This paper presents a distributed firewall will NetWall deployed in a campus network solution. The characteristics of the campus network, using technology to filter out bad information on the means of control, of sensitive information related to the record, establish a complete information security management platform for the campus network.

  4. The global classroom model simultaneous campus- and home-based education using videoconferencing

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    Weitze, Charlotte Lærke; Ørngreen, Rikke


    and used at an adult learning center in Denmark, named VUC Storstrøm.. After a couple of years of campus-to-campus video streaming, VUC Storstrøm started a fulltime day program in 2011 with the support of a hybrid campus and videoconference model. In this model the teachers and some of the students...... are happy with the flexibility this model provides in their everyday life. However, findings also show several obstacles: Technical issues are at play, but also the learning design of the lessons, as well as general organizational and cultural issues. In this paper we focus on the students and teachers...

  5. Risk mitigation of shared electronic records system in campus institutions: medical social work practice in singapore. (United States)

    Ow Yong, Lai Meng; Tan, Amanda Wei Li; Loo, Cecilia Lay Keng; Lim, Esther Li Ping


    In 2013, the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Campus initiated a shared electronic system where patient records and documentations were standardized and shared across institutions within the Campus. The project was initiated to enhance quality of health care, improve accessibility, and ensure integrated (as opposed to fragmented) care for best outcomes in our patients. In mitigating the risks of ICT, it was found that familiarity with guiding ethical principles, and ensuring adherence to regulatory and technical competencies in medical social work were important. The need to negotiate and maneuver in a large environment within the Campus to ensure proactive integrative process helped.

  6. Advice for Combating Campus Bigotry and Fostering Respect in the Academic Community. (United States)

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    The Modern Language Association's committee on academic freedom has published this document for English and foreign language faculty on combating campus bigotry and fostering respect in the academic community. (Author/VWL)

  7. Entropy Based Analysis of DNS Query Traffic in the Campus Network

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    Dennis Arturo Ludeña Romaña


    Full Text Available We carried out the entropy based study on the DNS query traffic from the campus network in a university through January 1st, 2006 to March 31st, 2007. The results are summarized, as follows: (1 The source IP addresses- and query keyword-based entropies change symmetrically in the DNS query traffic from the outside of the campus network when detecting the spam bot activity on the campus network. On the other hand (2, the source IP addresses- and query keywordbased entropies change similarly each other when detecting big DNS query traffic caused by prescanning or distributed denial of service (DDoS attack from the campus network. Therefore, we can detect the spam bot and/or DDoS attack bot by only watching DNS query access traffic.

  8. Bringing Online Learning to Campus: The Hybridization of Teaching and Learning at Brigham Young University

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    Gregory L. Waddoups


    Full Text Available The primary purpose of Brigham Young University (BYU is to provide students with a combination of sacred and secular education often described as the "BYU experience". Achieving this purpose is challenged by the rapid growth in Church membership and an enrollment cap of 30,000 students. To address these challenges, BYU sponsors the use of technology to bridge the gap between the increased Church membership and the number of students allowed under the enrollment caps. This institutional case study shows how these challenges have influenced the hybridization of teaching and learning for on campus (resident and off campus (distance students. It also describes how BYU has brought distance education to campus, and is beginning to bring campus-based educational practices to distance education.

  9. Use of Twitter to Encourage Interaction in a Multi-campus Pharmacy Management Course


    Fox, Brent I.; Varadarajan, Ranjani


    Objective. To implement and assess the effectiveness of using Twitter to encourage interaction between faculty members, guests, and students in a pharmacy management course taught simultaneously on 2 campuses.

  10. Displaying a Poster, Unifying a Campus: Undergraduate Research Day at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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    Jennie Levine Knies


    Full Text Available This article describes the first official Undergraduate Research Day at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, a small campus with approximately 550 undergraduate students and 8 four-year degree programs. In 2015, an informal planning committee, consisting of two librarians and two faculty members, embarked on a project to turn what had been an informal course assignment into a campus-wide research event.  By remaining flexible, engaged, and open to collaboration, the committee made Undergraduate Research Day in April 2015 a success, and plans are underway to hold this event in subsequent years.  The event energized and motivated students, faculty, and staff on campus and paved the way toward a unified organizational identity on campus.

  11. Popularization of campus group dance%论校园集体舞的推广

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    李仕丰; 张玉珍


    通过对校园集体舞的解析,指出校园集体舞的特殊作用,阐述了校园里开展集体舞的重要性,并指出校园集体舞不是一成不变的单调循环,必须不断的发展和创新.以适应学生发展的需要.%Through the analysis of campus group dance, the paper points out the special function of campus group dance, expounds the importance of group dance in the campus and points out that the campus group dance must develop constantly and have innovations in order to adapt to the needs of the development of students.

  12. With Educational Benefits for All: Campus Inclusion through Learning Communities Designed for Underserved Student Populations (United States)

    Fink, John E.; Hummel, Mary L.


    This chapter explores the practices of learning communities designed for specific, underserved student populations, highlighting on-campus examples and culminating with a synthesized list of core practices from these "inclusive" learning communities.

  13. Neurotransmitter transporters

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    Gether, Ulrik; Andersen, Peter H; Larsson, Orla M


    The concentration of neurotransmitters in the extracellular space is tightly controlled by distinct classes of membrane transport proteins. This review focuses on the molecular function of two major classes of neurotransmitter transporter that are present in the cell membrane of neurons and....../or glial cells: the solute carrier (SLC)1 transporter family, which includes the transporters that mediate the Na(+)-dependent uptake of glutamate, and the SLC6 transporter family, which includes the transporters that mediate the Na(+)-dependent uptake of dopamine, 5-HT, norepinephrine, glycine and GABA....... Recent research has provided substantial insight into the structure and function of these transporters. In particular, the recent crystallizations of bacterial homologs are of the utmost importance, enabling the first reliable structural models of the mammalian neurotransmitter transporters...

  14. Increasing Public Access to University Qualifications: Evolution of The University of the West Indies Open Campus

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    Michael L. Thomas


    Full Text Available This paper traces the evolution of The University of the West Indies’ Open Campus (UWIOC, which is expected to expand service and increase access to the underserved communities of the Eastern Caribbean. At present, UWI, which caters to the needs of the 16 far flung countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean, has not been able to fully serve these countries, the UWI-12, in a way that is commensurate with their developmental needs. Historically, the institution has been dominated by campus-based education, and its three campuses have been poles of attraction for scholars and scholarship to the significant advantage of the countries in which they are located: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados. The University’s creation of an open campus, a fourth campus, enables it to expand its scope, enhance its appeal, and improve the efficiency of its services to individuals, communities, and countries. This new campus, a merger of UWI’s Outreach sector, which comprises the School of Continuing Studies, the Tertiary Level Institute Unit, and The UWI Distance Education Centre, will have a physical presence in each contributing country and will function as a network of real and virtual modes to deliver education and training to anyone with access to Internet facilities.

  15. Research on 3D virtual campus scene modeling based on 3ds Max and VRML (United States)

    Kang, Chuanli; Zhou, Yanliu; Liang, Xianyue


    With the rapid development of modem technology, the digital information management and the virtual reality simulation technology has become a research hotspot. Virtual campus 3D model can not only express the real world objects of natural, real and vivid, and can expand the campus of the reality of time and space dimension, the combination of school environment and information. This paper mainly uses 3ds Max technology to create three-dimensional model of building and on campus buildings, special land etc. And then, the dynamic interactive function is realized by programming the object model in 3ds Max by VRML .This research focus on virtual campus scene modeling technology and VRML Scene Design, and the scene design process in a variety of real-time processing technology optimization strategy. This paper guarantees texture map image quality and improve the running speed of image texture mapping. According to the features and architecture of Guilin University of Technology, 3ds Max, AutoCAD and VRML were used to model the different objects of the virtual campus. Finally, the result of virtual campus scene is summarized.

  16. An Interpretation of University Campus Psychodrama%解读大学校园心理剧

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    University campus psychodrama is of great value in college students' learning, life and psychological education,for it can cultivate college students' social skills,enhance their psy- chological quality and enrich their campus cultural life.In uni- versity campus,we should lay emphasis on the value of campus psychodrama,adhere to the principle of carrying out campus psychodrama,and strengthen the construction of teaching staff for campus psychodrama, so as to promote college studetns' overall development.%大学生校园心理剧在大学生的学习、生活以及心理健康教育方面具有重要的价值,可以培养大学生的认知社会与社会技能的培养,处理好人际关系,增强其心理素质,丰富其校园文化生活等。在大学校园中我们可以通过重视校园心理剧的价值,坚持校园心理剧的开展原则,加强校园心理剧师资队伍建设等策略来推进校园心理剧,促进大学生全面健康和谐的发展。

  17. Discussion on the Construction of Intelligent Campus%智慧校园构建探讨

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    纪佩宇; 聂明辉


    该文分析了智慧校园的概念和特性,明确了当前阶段智慧校园构建的主要思路和方法,即以数字校园系统为基础,层层叠加、精心修补,同时突出“智能化”特点。文中以江苏警官学院为例深入探讨了数字校园基础上的智慧校园构建。提出了总体架构模型,分析了重点部位的构建,介绍了智慧校园实现的关键性技术,并对未来的研究做了展望。%This paper analyzes the concept and characteristics of intelligent campus, the main ideas and methods of the current stage of wisdom campus construction, namely on the digital campus system, layers, well repair, as well as the"intelligent"charac-teristics. Taking Jiangsu Police Institute for example discusses the foundation of digital campus wisdom campus construction. Put forward the general architecture model, analyzes the key parts, introduces the key technical wisdom campus to achieve, and the future research prospects.

  18. Initial source and site characterization studies for the U.C. Santa Barbara campus

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    Archuleta, R.; Nicholson, C.; Steidl, J.; Gurrola, L.; Alex, C.; Cochran, E.; Ely, G.; Tyler, T. [University of California, Santa Barbara (United States)


    The University of California Campus-Laboratory Collaboration (CLC) project is an integrated 3 year effort involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and four UC campuses - Los Angeles (UCLA), Riverside (UCR), Santa Barbara (UCSB), and San Diego (UCSD) - plus additional collaborators at San Diego State University (SDSU), at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in industry. The primary purpose of the project is to estimate potential ground motions from large earthquakes and to predict site-specific ground motions for one critical structure on each campus. This project thus combines the disciplines of geology, seismology, geodesy, soil dynamics, and earthquake engineering into a fully integrated approach. Once completed, the CLC project will provide a template to evaluate other buildings at each of the four UC campuses, as well as provide a methodology for evaluating seismic hazards at other critical sites in California, including other UC locations at risk from large earthquakes. Another important objective of the CLC project is the education of students and other professional in the application of this integrated, multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art approach to the assessment of earthquake hazard. For each campus targeted by the CLC project, the seismic hazard study will consist of four phases: Phase I - Initial source and site characterization, Phase II - Drilling, logging, seismic monitoring, and laboratory dynamic soil testing, Phase III - Modeling of predicted site-specific earthquake ground motions, and Phase IV - Calculations of 3D building response. This report cover Phase I for the UCSB campus and incudes results up through March 1997.

  19. School Transportation. (United States)

    Executive Educator, 1990


    This special section on student transportation offers a case study of a school system that recycles buses for safety drills; articles on fuel-saving strategies, the pros and cons of contracting for transportation services or operating a publicly owned bus fleet, and advice on full cost accounting for transportation costs; and a transportation…

  20. The Impact of Built Environment on Pedestrian Crashes and the Identification of Crash Clusters on an Urban University Campus

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    Strasser, Sheryl


    Full Text Available Objectives: Motor vehicle-pedestrian crash is a significant public health concern. The urban campus of Georgia State University poses unique challenges due to a large number of students and university employees. The objectives of this study are twofold: (1 to examine the correlation between specific features of the built environment on and around the University campus and pedestrian crashes; and (2 to identify crash clusters in the study area using network-based geospatial techniques.Methods: We obtained pedestrian crash data (n=119 from 2003 to 2007 from Georgia Department of Transportation and evaluated environmental features pertaining to the road infrastructure, pedestrian infrastructure and streetscape for each road segment and intersection. Prevalence rate of each feature with pedestrian crashes present was calculated. We used network-based Kernel Density Estimation to identify the high density road segments and intersections, then used network-based K-function to examine the clustering of pedestrian crashes.Results: Over 50% of the crosswalk signs, pedestrian signals, public transit, and location branding signs (more than three at intersections involved pedestrian crashes. More than half of wider streets (greater than 29 feet, two-way streets, and streets in good condition had pedestrian crashes present. Crashes occurred more frequently in road segments with strong street compactness and mixed land use present and were significantly (p<0.05 clustered in these high-density zones.Conclusions: Findings can be used to understand the correlation between built environment and pedestrian safety, to prioritize the high-density zones for intervention efforts, and to formulate research hypotheses for investigating pedestrian crashes. [West J Emerg Med. 2010; 11(3: 295-302.

  1. Sustainable Transportation

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    Hall, Ralph P.; Gudmundsson, Henrik; Marsden, Greg


    The transportation system is the backbone of economic and social progress and the means by which humans access goods and services and connect with one another. Yet, as the scale of transportation activities has grown worldwide, so too have the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts...... that relate to the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure and the operation or use of the different transportation modes. The concept of sustainable transportation emerged in response to these concerns as part of the broader notion of sustainable development. Given the transportation...... sector’s significant contribution to global challenges such as climate change, it is often said that sustainable development cannot be achieved without sustainable transportation....

  2. Fermilab Muon Campus g-2 Cryogenic Distribution Remote Control System

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    Pei, L.; Theilacker, J.; Klebaner, A.; Soyars, W.; Bossert, R.


    The Muon Campus (MC) is able to measure Muon g-2 with high precision and comparing its value to the theoretical prediction. The MC has four 300 KW screw compressors and four liquid helium refrigerators. The centerpiece of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab is a large, 50-foot-diameter superconducting muon storage ring. This one-of-a-kind ring, made of steel, aluminum and superconducting wire, was built for the previous g-2 experiment at Brookhaven. Due to each subsystem has to be far away from each other and be placed in the distant location, therefore, Siemens Process Control System PCS7-400, Automation Direct DL205 & DL05 PLC, Synoptic and Fermilab ACNET HMI are the ideal choices as the MC g-2 cryogenic distribution real-time and on-Line remote control system. This paper presents a method which has been successfully used by many Fermilab distribution cryogenic real-time and On-Line remote control systems.

  3. Biodiversity of Keratinophilic Fungal Flora in University Campus, Jaipur, India

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    Meenakshi Sharma


    Full Text Available Background: Soil is well known to support the transient or ongoing existence of keratinophilic fungi and potential source of infection for human and animalsMethods: Samples were collected from 67 sites of university campus like PG study centers, playgrounds, gardens, hostels, administrative blocks, library, bank, canteen and road side for the estimation of keratinophilic fungi using the hair baiting technique.Results: Totally, 192 isolates belonging to 14 genera and 21 species were reported. Soil pH range varies from 6.5 to 9.0 pH. Most of the fungi isolated from neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Chrysosporium tropicum (20.83% was the most predominant fungi reported from all sites. Trichophyton mentagrophytes (15.10% was the second most commonly reported fungi. Chrysosporium indicum (11.45%, T. simii (9.37%, C.evolceanui (8.83% T. terrestre (4.68% and Cephaliophora irregularies (4.68% were frequently reported. Microsporum audouinii, Paceliomyces sp., Cladosporium sp. and Sporothrix schenckii were isolated for the first time from Jaipur.Conclusion: Road sides were found most suitable for the occurrence of all most all keratinophilic fungi. Higher incidence of keratinophilic fungi was found in hostel sides followed by road sides, PG study centers and play grounds.

  4. College campus smoking policies and programs and students' smoking behaviors

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    Cohen Lee


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although tobacco use in the United States has declined over the past 20 years, cigarette use among college students remains high. Additional research is thus needed to determine how university tobacco control policies and preventive education programs affect college students' smoking behaviors. Methods Approximately 13,000 undergraduate students at 12 universities or colleges in the state of Texas completed a web-based survey. College smoking policies were obtained from a survey of college administrators and from college websites. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to estimate the effects of individual smoking policies and programs on the odds of cigarette smoking. Results Of the individual programs, only having a preventive education program on campus was associated with lower odds of smoking. The existence of smoking cessation programs and designated smoking areas were associated with higher odds of smoking. Policies governing the sale and distribution of cigarettes were insignificantly associated with smoking. Conclusion Rather than focusing on policies restricting cigarette sales and use, college administrators should consider implementing or expanding tobacco prevention and education programs to further reduce student smoking rates.

  5. Fermilab Muon Campus g-2 Cryogenic Distribution Remote Control System

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    Pei, L; Klebaner, A; Soyars, W; Bossert, R


    The Muon Campus (MC) is able to measure Muon g-2 with high precision and comparing its value to the theoretical prediction. The MC has four 300 KW screw compressors and four liquid helium refrigerators. The centerpiece of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab is a large, 50-foot-diameter superconducting muon storage ring. This one-of-a-kind ring, made of steel, aluminum and superconducting wire, was built for the previous g-2 experiment at Brookhaven. Due to each subsystem has to be far away from each other and be placed in the distant location, therefore, Siemens Process Control System PCS7-400, Automation Direct DL205 & DL05 PLC, Synoptic and Fermilab ACNET HMI are the ideal choices as the MC g-2 cryogenic distribution real-time and on-Line remote control system. This paper presents a method which has been successfully used by many Fermilab distribution cryogenic real-time and On-Line remote control systems.

  6. Male students give voice to supportive campus environments: A qualitative case study of undergraduate STEM majors (United States)

    Amon, Julie L.

    Research supports the importance of student engagement in enhancing student learning, success, and various desirable educational outcomes. In the last decade, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has been the primary instrument through which student engagement has been explored. Supportive Campus Environment, one of the five benchmarks of effective educational practice measured by NSSE, served as the foundation for this study. The challenge of successfully educating students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines has been clearly documented. Recently, urgent calls have been issued to confront the shortage of students in the STEM pipeline, to minimize barriers to the achievement in STEM disciplines, and to increase the representation of racial minorities and women in STEM careers. This study employed a holistic collective case study design to examine how undergraduate men in STEM majors at a private, selective, research institution perceived the supportiveness of their campus environments. Differential perceptions of the campus environment on the basis of race (Black, Indian1, Latino, and White) and academic success were explored. Cross-case analysis revealed several common themes across all cases. Peer relationships, followed by faculty relationships, were most influential in shaping perceptions of campus environment. Race, academic success, and characteristics unique to STEM were less influential to perceptions of the campus environment. Participants distinguished feelings of a supportive campus environment from their overall perceptions of their campus environment. Further, participants routinely isolated some of their identities, experiences, and perceptions from influencing their overall perception of the campus environment. A connection between the concept of supportive campus environment and sense of belonging emerged. Participants' discussion of the NSSE Supportive Campus Environment questions provided valuable

  7. Traffic Analysis of Quality of Service (QoS for Video Conferencing between Main Campus and Sub Campus in Laboratory Scale

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    Amang Sudarsono


    Full Text Available Recently, in the distance learning system, video conferencing becomes one of expected course material delivery systems for creating a virtual class such that lecturer and student which are separated at long distance can engage a learning activity as well as face to face learning system. For this reason, the service availability and quality should be able to guaranteed and fulfilled. In this research, we analyze QoS of video conferencing between main campus and sub campus as the implementation of distance learning system in laboratory scale. Our experimental results show that the channel capacity or bandwidth of WAN connection between main campus and sub campus at 128 kbps is able to generate the throughput of video transmission and reception at 281 kbps and 24 kbps, respectively. Meanwhile, throughput of audio transmission and reception is 64 kbps and 26 kbps with the number of total packet loss for video and audio transmission is 84.3% and 29.2%, respectively. In this setting, the total jitter for video and audio transmission is 125 ms and 21 ms, respectively. In this case, there is no packet loss for traffic transmitting and receiving with jitter is not more than 5 ms. We also implemented QoS using Trust CoS model dan Trust DSCP for improving the quality of service in term of jitter up to 12.3% and 22.41%, respectively. Keywords: quality of service, throughput, delay, jitter, packet loss, Trust CoS, Trust DSCP

  8. On-Site Energy Management by Integrating Campus Buildings and Optimizing Local Energy Systems, Case Study of the Campus in Finland

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    Genku Kayo


    Full Text Available This research work describes the potential study on the impact of energy improvements of existing campus buildings by on-site energy management and operational strategies. The focus buildings in the campus are mainly built in the 1960s, and therefore it is time to carry out renovation work. In connection with renovations, the aim is to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings, and to develop the functionality of the properties to meet the current requirements. Thus, in this study, the potentials of on-site energy generation and sharing in the cluster of campus buildings in Finland were studied. By means of optimisation method, the optimal combined heat and power systems (CHP capacity distribution and operation mode for minimizing annual primary energy consumption were simulated. The results show the integration of buildings has advantage for on-site energy management as 23% of primary energy reduction compared with current situation. Consequently, integrating buildings and optimizing on-site energy management can be one of effective strategies for minimizing primary energy consumption. Furthermore, the study to improve operation strategies of building service system considering current space use in the building clarified that up to 13% of total energy use reduction is expected. The research work also proposes the way of providing environmental information to increase awareness of building energy usage in the campus.

  9. Assessing Life Styles, Stressors and Health Status among a Predominantly African American On-Campus and Off-Campus Student Population (United States)

    Hicks, Terence; Herndon, Michael; Hilton, Adriel; Attoh, Prince; Armstrong, Vikki


    Students who attend college and reside on campus often have to contend with social problems such as alcohol and drug abuse, HIV/AIDS infection, courtship, sex and marriage, home and family and other social-psychological issues while trying to maintain academically and matriculate to graduation. Earlier research from the 1995 National College…

  10. Utilization of RFID data to evaluate characteristics of private car commuters in Middle East Technical University campus

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    Full Text Available Analyzing travel behavior of Middle East Technical University (METU campus users via traditional survey approach requires great effort. However, using Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID system installed at all the campus entry gates provided a cheaper and an effective approach to determine basic characteristics of the campus private car commuters. The RFID data combined with traveler details enabled the study of the arrival and departure car-based commute behavior of academic personnel, administrative personnel and students, separately. The results revealed that campus car-based travel demand is mainly active between 07: 00 to 22: 00. While the majority of the private car commuters arrive during 08: 00-09: 00, the evening peak is distributed over a much longer period from 15: 00 to 19: 00. Administrative personnel have sharper evening departures between 17: 00-18: 00, while academic ones show a more scattered pattern lasting longer. Car-traveler students mostly arrive later during 09: 00-10: 00 and start leaving the campus as early as 15: 00 lasting until late evenings. Stay time of vehicles on campus revealed that 43% of all trips to campus lasted less than 15 minutes, especially during morning and evening peaks, suggesting that a high number of RFID card holders pass through the campus, possibly for pick-ups or drop-offs. A small reverse commute pattern occurred due to the trips generated by family members of those living in on-campus housing units.

  11. 智慧校园建设的方案与探索%Wisdom Campus Construction Scheme and Exploration

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    随着高校数字化、信息化建设的发展不断推进,智慧校园成为数字校园发展的必然趋势。该文简要介绍了智慧校园的概念,智慧校园的发展与设计方案。系统介绍了在原有校园数字网络的基础上,引入“天翼校园云”3G校园信息化移动应用系统和“校园翼卡通”应用系统,构建智慧校园的一种特殊模式及其应用。%With the development of digitization, information construction of colleges and universities to push the wisdom cam-pus become the inevitable trend of the digital campus development. This paper briefly introduces the concept of wisdom campus, development and design scheme of wisdom campus. System is introduced on the basis of the original digital campus network, the introduction of the"cloud"physical campus information campus mobile 3G applications and cartoon"wings"campus application system, construct the wisdom campus is a special mode and its application.

  12. Sediment Transport

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    Liu, Zhou

    Flow and sediment transport are important in relation to several engineering topics, e.g. erosion around structures, backfilling of dredged channels and nearshore morphological change. The purpose of the present book is to describe both the basic hydrodynamics and the basic sediment transport...... mechanics. Chapter 1 deals with fundamentals in fluid mechanics with emphasis on bed shear stress by currents, while chapter 3 discusses wave boundary layer theory. They are both written with a view to sediment transport. Sediment transport in rivers, cross-shore and longshore are dealt with in chapters 2...

  13. Launching Native Health Leaders: Students as Community–Campus Ambassadors (United States)

    Segrest, Valerie; James, Rosalina; Madrid, Teresa; Fernandes, Roger


    Background Ancient teaching styles such as storytelling can help Native students to navigate the educational pipeline, and become forces for shaping health and research landscapes. Many experience isolation on campuses where these worldviews are marginalized. Objective Launching Native Health Leaders (LNHL) reduces academic isolation by creating an environment where students identify with Native values while exposing them to health and research career opportunities and interdisciplinary professional and community networks. Student experiences and the LNHL mentoring approach are described through phases of the Hero’s Journey, a universal mythic story of human struggle and transformation. Methods Undergraduates were recruited to attend health and research conferences through college and university student service programs. Tribal community representatives led group discussions focused on tribal health issues, and students explored intersections of indigenous knowledge with community-based participatory research (CBPR) and their educational journeys. Results LNHL supported more than sixty students to attend eight professional conferences since 2006 that included themes of cancer control, tribal wellness, and indigenous knowledge systems for health. Students pursuing higher degrees and community service careers participated in conference sessions, small group discussions, and reflection activities with professional and tribal community mentors. Conclusion Mainstream academic systems must include indigenous voices at all levels of leadership to shift the direction of health trends. LNHL builds capacity for community-based efforts by balancing Indigenous and academic mentoring and empowering Native students to navigate their personal journeys and create pathways to serve the needs of Indigenous peoples. Students from other marginalized groups may benefit from an LNHL mentoring approach. PMID:20364081

  14. Research on scales for campus space%校园空间尺度研究

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    针对高校校园的空间尺度问题,从规划形式、功能、感性需求等方面,对华中科技大学主校区与同济校区进行对比分析,并从尺度的角度总结出两校区产生空间质量优劣的各自原因,最后提出"人性尺度的多中心校园规划"的理性设计策略。%According to the space scale at college campus,the paper undertakes the comparative and analysis of the main campus of Huazhong University of Science and Technology and its Tongji Campus from planning form,funcitions,perceptual demands,sums up respective reasons for the quality advantages and disadvantages of the two campuses from the aspect of the scale,and points out the rational design strategies for the "humanized scale of the multi-center campus planning".

  15. The campus psychological crisis intervention%校园心理危机干预浅谈

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    主要从以下几个方面来说明校园心理危机干预:心理危机的概念界定、校园危机事件的类型及特点、危机事件可能出现的心理反应、校园心理危机干预的对象、校园心理危机干预的目标、校园心理危机干预的五个阶段,目的是了解和整理襄垣危机干预的常见问题,为危机干预参与者提供借鉴.%Mainly from the following several aspects to illustrate the campus psychological crisis intervention: the definition of psychological crisis, types and characteristics of campus crisis, crisis events possible psychological reaction, the campus psychological crisis intervention of object, the goal of psychological crisis intervention on campus, campus five stages of psychological crisis intervention, the purpose is to understand and organize Xiang Yuan common problems of crisis intervention, and to provide reference for crisis intervention participants.

  16. Transport Phenomena. (United States)

    McCready, Mark J.; Leighton, David T.


    Discusses the problems created in graduate chemical engineering programs when students enter with a wide diversity of understandings of transport phenomena. Describes a two-semester graduate transport course sequence at the University of Notre Dame which focuses on fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer. (TW)

  17. POIRRIER (Philippe) (dir.), Paysages des campus : Urbanisme, architecture et patrimoine


    Baron, Myriam


    Paysages des campus fait suite aux célébrations qui ont eu lieu à l’automne 2008 pour marquer le cinquantième anniversaire du campus de Montmuzard, à Dijon, et l’octroi du label « Campus innovant ». Ce volume se présente comme un recueil de contributions dirigé par Philippe Poirrier. Les quelque quarante auteurs mobilisés ont tenté de faire le point, au début du XXIe  siècle, sur les partis pris en termes d’urbanisme, d’architecture et de choix patrimoniaux pour réaliser et donner vie aux cam...

  18. Campus Retrofitting (CARE) Methodology: A Way to Co-Create Future Learning Environments

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    Nenonen, Suvi; Eriksson, Robert; Niemi, Olli


    The future learning environments are not based on standardized design solutions like lecture theatres for 100 persons or classrooms for 40 persons. As new technology and new ways of studying are being developed new demands are put on university environments. At the same time utilisation...... they used. Based on the analysis of the methods the framework for Campus retrofitting (CARE) - methodology is presented and discussed. CARE-methodology is a tool to capture new logic to learning environment design. It has three key activities: co-creating, co-financing and co-evaluating. The integrated...... of resources in form of both teachers and university facilities is challenged by development of integration of learning, teaching and the spaces where it takes place. The challenges are shared among users and owners of campus, where retrofitting is needed too. This paper aims to describe Campus Retrofitting...

  19. 浅论校园网络安全管理%Campus Network Security Management

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    As network technology development and human dependence on the network to enhance network security issues become more prominent.In particular, the campus network communication has been a threat to the security of the teachers and students work and learning,campus network security has become the campus network construction issues at stake.%随着网络技术发展和人类对网络依赖性增强,网络安全问题日益突出。特别是校园网络的通讯安全已经威胁到了广大师生的正常工作和学习,校园网络安全已经成为当前各校园网络建设中迫在眉睫的问题。

  20. Le campus et le C.H.U de Bordeaux 1959-2005

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    Marc Saboya


    Full Text Available Première partie : Le campus et le CHU : 1959-1974Le campus, style « sévère »Le 23 juillet 1963, le plan masse du complexe universitaire prolongeant les premières réalisations de René-André Coulon est approuvé par le Conseil général des bâtiments de France. L’extension, programmée dès le départ mais impulsée par le recteur Babin, s’étire sur près de 250 ha. Le campus de Talence, Pessac et Gradignan est désormais un des plus grands d’Europe. Le plan, confié à l’architecte parisien Louis Sainsau...

  1. Reducing Sexual Assault on Campus: Lessons From the Movement to Prevent Drunk Driving. (United States)

    Potter, Sharyn J


    I examined similarities and differences between the movement to prevent drunk driving of the 1980s, and current efforts to prevent and address campus sexual assault. As college and university administrators design policies and initiatives to reduce campus sexual assault in response to new federal legislation and regulation, they can apply lessons from successful public health initiatives to reduce drunk driving initiated more than 3 decades ago. I illustrate how interventions at the 5 levels of the social-ecological model, and messages that address entrenched cultural attitudes condoning sexual assault and blaming its victims can be used to combat campus sexual assault as a crime and a public health problem. I also show how efforts to promote community engagement can change behavioral norms and reduce offenses.

  2. Campus sustainability and natural area stewardship: student involvement in adaptive comanagement

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    Marianne E. Krasny


    Full Text Available University campus sustainability initiatives have proliferated over the last decade. We contend that such initiatives benefit from applying conceptual frameworks to help understand and guide their activities and from a focus on campus open space and natural areas management. Informed by an adaptive comanagement framework encompassing social learning, social capital, and shared action, we used semistructured interviews to examine student participation in the immediate response and longer-term policy formulation following a crisis that occurred in a campus natural area. Students exhibited social learning as demonstrated by reflection and the integration of new ideas through discussions with administrators and peers, as well as social capital through increased social trust, which led to a shift in perspective regarding norms of student-administrator interactions. Further, students participated in shared action, such as posting warning signs in dangerous areas, and importantly, through their contributions to longer-term campus natural area safety and recreational access policy. Three conditions explain student engagement in the adaptive comanagement process: the presence of a pre-existing student organization that had built bonding social capital and was committed to campus natural area stewardship, openness to multiple stakeholder viewpoints and commitment to action on the part of the university administration, and the presence of a crisis that spurred emotions and action. Based on these findings, we assert that student organizations can contribute to an adaptive comanagement process and that such a process is consistent with university and campus sustainability values related to the importance of student engagement, mental health, and learning.

  3. Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Building an Adult-Centered Degree Completion Program at a Traditional University's Satellite Campus (United States)

    Parkinson Norton, Susan; Pickus, Keith


    This essay will discuss the creation of adult-learner degree programs at Wichita State University's satellite campuses with a particular focus on how such programs complement the mission of a traditional urban-serving research institution. It will assess the decision-making process that led to the transformation of satellite campuses into…

  4. The Pursuit of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for Campus Housing at Public Universities (United States)

    Konvalinka, April Hicks


    This dissertation identifies the reasons why institutions of higher education pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for new construction of campus housing. The research was guided by three questions: 1. Why did the institution choose to pursue LEED certification for campus housing? 2. What considerations should…


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    Full Text Available Several measures had been taken to ameliorate security technology at campuses using latest technologies available. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID technology in campuses is mainly used for recording attendance which is further extended to activity monitoring and individual security. This research paper proposes a framework of RFID integrated solution for enhanced campus IT security including human, campus IT asset traceability, student’s valuables tracking, exam papers leakage security and issue authentic certificates. In order to meet the growing requirements of campus security system, the use of RFID technology in existing campus application has to be expanded where RFID technology certain performance issues may arise. Designing RFID enabled scalable and reliable applications is difficult due to managing and handling data banks generated by RFID tags, which further requires enhancing the entire IT infrastructure, inconvenient for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME such as academic institutions having budgetary constraints. Therefore in order to take RFID campus implementation to the next level and create internet of things based applications, campuses have to embrace the concept of using the leading edge technology of cloud computing due to its both technological and economic benefits for supporting RFID technology.

  6. From E-Campus to E-Learning: An Overview of ICT Applications in Chinese Higher Education (United States)

    Zhao, Guodong; Jiang, Zhongjiao


    Centring on the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in Chinese higher education, this paper discusses the development of e-campus in Chinese universities from three different aspects: campus network infrastructure and various management information systems; three modes of e-learning and its application in higher education…

  7. Activating Built Pedagogy: A Genealogical Exploration of Educational Space at the University of Auckland Epsom Campus and Business School (United States)

    Locke, Kirsten


    Inspired by a new teaching initiative that involved a redesign of conventional classroom spaces at the University of Auckland's Epsom Campus, this article considers the relationship between architecture, the built environment and education. It characterises the teaching space of the Epsom Campus as the embodiment of educational policy following…

  8. What Lies beneath Seemingly Positive Campus Climate Results: Institutional Sexism, Racism, and Male Hostility toward Equity Initiatives and Liberal Bias (United States)

    Vaccaro, Annemarie


    This article presents qualitative results from a campus climate study at one predominately white university. Data analysis uncovered "what lies beneath" a seemingly positive campus climate. Gender differences in survey responses suggest that men and women experienced the climate in vastly different ways. Additionally, lack of deep diversity…

  9. Investigation on QoS of Campus-wide WiFi Networks

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    Sulaiman, Norrozila


    WiFi is widely implemented in campus wide including administrative, teaching and student's accommodation. Wireless communications are associated with interconnect devices which includes cellular networks, infrared, bluetooth and WiFi enabled devices. It involves mobility and freedom of assessing information anytime and anywhere. A study on WiFi networks in a campus environment is presented in this paper. The aim of the research was to investigate the connectivity problems to WiFi networks. The study includes WiFi performance analysis as well as network auditing. Channel overlapping and saturation condition were some of the problems encountered. Different types of software were used for analyzing the results.

  10. Virtual Campus Hub: A single sign-on system for cross-border collaboration

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    Badger, Merete; Vercoulen, F.; Monaco, L.


    the applications used there. The objective of Virtual Campus Hub is to use state-of-the-art European e-Infrastructures (Géant) in combination with federated authentication to establish a single sign-on system between universities. A pilot environment, which links applications from the four partner universities...... to European e-Infrastructures relies upon the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) which are not geared towards commercial enterprises at present. A range of applications for online teaching and collaboration has been developed as part of the Virtual Campus Hub project. These include remote...

  11. Virginia Tech as a Sentinel Event: The Role of Psychiatry in Managing Emotionally Troubled Students on College and University Campuses. (United States)

    Giggie, Marisa A


    This article reviews the role of psychiatry in colleges and universities, and argues that psychiatrists are significantly underutilized as consultants and educators in managing emotionally troubled students. Focusing on the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting case as a sentinel event, the article outlines mental health issues facing post-secondary institutions and legal issues related to psychiatric services, including the following: the increased need for psychiatric services on campus; communication challenges among campus groups involved in managing high-risk students; efforts to balance patient confidentiality with public safety; confusion over privacy laws; and the changing role of the campus psychiatrist. An important conclusion is that psychiatrists working in campus settings have distinctive, vital skill sets that enable them to go far beyond their traditional roles of psychiatric evaluation and treatment and to serve in critical leadership, educational, and consultative capacities to benefit both emotionally troubled students and the wider campus community.

  12. Students' drinking behavior and perceptions towards introducing alcohol policies on university campus in Denmark: a focus group study

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    Larsen, Eva Ladekjær; Andsager Smorawski, Gitte; Lund Krabak, Katrine;


    Background High alcohol consumption among university students is a well-researched health concern in many countries. At universities in Denmark, policies of alcohol consumption are a new phenomenon if existing at all. However, little is known of how students perceive campus alcohol policies....... The aim of this study is to explore students’ perceptions of alcohol policies on campus in relation to attitudes and practices of alcohol consumption. Methods We conducted six focus group interviews with students from the University of Southern Denmark at two different campuses. The interviews discussed...... topics such as experiences and attitudes towards alcohol consumption among students, regulations, and norms of alcohol use on campus. The analysis followed a pre-determined codebook. Results Alcohol consumption is an integrated practice on campus. Most of the participants found it unnecessary to make...

  13. AASHE Digest. A Review of Campus Sustainability 2005 (United States)

    Dautremont-Smith, Julian, Comp.


    This paper includes almost 250 stories about higher education institutions that are leading the way to a sustainable future. It is organized into 8 chapters covering: Institutional Change; Education & Outreach; Social Responsibility; Green Building; Energy & Climate; Food & Agriculture; Transportation; Waste, Water, Procurement, and Landscaping.…

  14. Measuring Race and Gender Differences in Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Campus Climate and Intentions to Leave College: An Analysis in Black and White (United States)

    Strayhorn, Terrell L.


    Student perceptions of campus climate environments and intentions to leave college were examined for 391 participants. Differences by race were found for perceptions of the campus climate being cold and uncaring and for expectations to encounter racism in college. Perceptions of campus climate were related to African American students' intent to…

  15. Communicating/Muting Date Rape: A Co-Cultural Theoretical Analysis of Communication Factors Related to Rape Culture on a College Campus (United States)

    Burnett, Ann; Mattern, Jody L.; Herakova, Liliana L.; Kahl, David H., Jr.; Tobola, Cloy; Bornsen, Susan E.


    Previous studies suggest that college campuses foster a rape culture in which date rape (most commonly, rape of women) is an accepted part of campus activity (Buchwald, Fletcher, & Roth, 1993; Sanday, 2007). In focus groups at a Midwestern university, researchers asked students about rape as they experienced it or knew about it on campus. The…

  16. Does Student Behavior Differ In Relation To Perception / Evaluation of Campus Environments? A Post-occupancy Research in Two University Campuses


    cubukcu, ebru; Niyazoglu Isitan, Zeynep


    A Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) survey was applied to 93 students at two universities; Dokuz Eylul University and Karadeniz Technical University. The survey consists questions on: (1) participants’ characteristics, (2) physical environmental characteristics, (3) favorite places, (4) the most and the least liked features and possibilities for improvement, (5) physical activity engagement level, and (6) time spent in the campus.  Results showed that users’ subjective evaluati...

  17. Transport Phenomena. (United States)

    Shah, D. B.


    Describes a course designed to achieve a balance between exposing students to (1) advanced topics in transport phenomena, pointing out similarities and differences between three transfer processes and (2) common methods of solving differential equations. (JN)

  18. Nicaragua - Transportation (United States)

    Millennium Challenge Corporation — The evaluation examines impacts of the Transportation Project in three ways. First, we calculate economic rates of return associated with reduced user costs for each...

  19. The influence of regional basic science campuses on medical students' choice of specialty and practice location: a historical cohort study

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    Brokaw James J


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM employs eight regional basic science campuses, where half of the students complete their first two years of medical school. The other half complete all four years at the main campus in Indianapolis. The authors tested the hypothesis that training at regional campuses influences IUSM students to pursue primary care careers near the regional campuses they attended. Methods Medical school records for 2,487 graduates (classes of 1988–1997 were matched to the 2003 American Medical Association Physician Masterfile to identify the medical specialty and practice location of each graduate. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to assess the effect of regional campus attendance on students' choice of medical specialty and practice location, while simultaneously adjusting for several covariates thought to affect these career outcomes. Results Compared to Indianapolis students, those who attended a regional campus were somewhat more likely to be white, have parents with middle class occupations, and score slightly lower on the Medical College Admission Test. Any such differences were adjusted for in the regression models, which predicted that four of the regional campuses were significantly more likely than Indianapolis to produce family practitioners, and that five of the regional campuses were significantly more likely than the others to have former students practicing in the region. When analyzed collectively, attendance at any regional campus was a significant predictor of a primary care practice located outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Conclusion Attending a regional campus for preclinical training appears to increase the likelihood of practicing primary care medicine in local communities.

  20. 多校区校园网络安全策略研究%Multi-campus Research Campus Network Security Policy

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    In this paper,multi-campus colleges and universities have been expanding the campus network,the characteristics of the rapid increase in Intemet users,consider the case of multi-campus network of the existence of multi-outlet,network viruses,network security vulnerabilities,and system management and other security risks that should be in the physical security,operation of the network security,information security management security and safety measures,which provide a comprehensive security strategy.%本文针对高校多校区校园网络规模不断扩大、网络用户急速增加的特点,考虑多校区情况下网络存在的多出口、网络病毒、网络安全漏洞、及制度管理等安全隐患,指出应在物理安全、网络运行安全、信息安全及安全管理等方面实施安全措施,提出了全面的安全防护策略。

  1. Decline in Spoken English on Anglophone Campuses in the Francophone Regions in Cameroon

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    Fonka Hans Mbonwuh


    Full Text Available Anglo-Saxon campuses in the Francophone section of the country instruct their learners in English Language. This paper examines the language used out of class by learners after receiving instructions in English in the classroom. Two secondary and one higher institutes of learning, which have English as the language of instruction, were sampled. From the observation, which was conducted by silently monitoring pairs or groups of learners conversing with one another, it was discovered that the most spoken language by learners is French. French is just a subject in some of these institutions. The reason for French being highly spoken language on Anglophone campuses is the fact that more Francophones attend these schools than Anglophones and Anglophones struggle to speak French rather than English since they believe that it is already their language. The consequences of “frenchifying” the Anglophone campuses is that spoken French is on the steady rise while spoken English is on the steady decline even among Anglophones on these campuses. This paper therefore proposes that the use of English, out of the classroom, should be encouraged through sensitization and rewards.

  2. A Proposal for Job Descriptions and Performance Standards for Webster University Extended Campus Support Staff. (United States)

    King, John R., III

    A survey was conducted of all Webster University (Missouri) Extended Campus site directors (N=37) addressing the duties they associated with support staff positions at their sites. The directors were asked to assign relative importance in the duty rankings they listed and to show the job titles used for the positions at their sites. The 16…

  3. Centro campus UAB pone en marcha primera fase proyecto estudia origen materia

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    The technical center of the campus at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelone start today the first phase of the european project studing the origins of matter with the help of the biggest particle accelerator in the world; this accelerator will reproduce the conditions of the Big Bang. (1,5 page)

  4. The Decline of In Loco Parentis and the Shift to Coed Housing on College Campuses (United States)

    Willoughby, Brian J.; Carroll, Jason S.; Marshall, William J.; Clark, Caitlin


    Many universities have changed their policies regarding the nature of on-campus housing--shifting from gender-specific to coed dorms. This study examines the scope of that transition in the United States. From a sampling of 100 universities in the United States, including the nation's 50 largest universities, it was found that the vast majority of…

  5. Greening the Bottom Line: The Trend toward Green Revolving Funds on Campus (United States)

    Weisbord, Dano


    Facing steep budget cuts and rising energy costs, many colleges are grappling with how to finance urgently needed, but capital intensive, energy efficiency upgrades on campus. One innovative approach, using return-oriented green revolving funds (GRFs), is a rapidly growing trend at colleges and universities. GRFs can invest in a variety of…

  6. Campaigns to Overrule Campus Gun Bans Have Failed in Many States (United States)

    Lipka, Sara


    People can bring guns most places in Arizona, but the state's Board of Regents has long banned all weapons from public college campuses. Now some lawmakers are trying to change that. State Senator Karen S. Johnson, a Republican, proposed a bill in January that would trump the regents' ban, allowing anyone with a concealed-weapons permit to carry a…

  7. Supreme Court Strikes down a Gun Ban and Raises Questions for College Campuses (United States)

    Kelderman, Eric; Lipka, Sara


    The Supreme Court's landmark ruling overturning Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban could have implications for colleges that prohibit firearms on their campuses. Last month the court declared for the first time that the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep a gun, not just the right of states to maintain armed…

  8. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Campus Radionuclide Air Emissions Report for Calendar Year 2015

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    Snyder, Sandra F. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Barnett, J. Matthew [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Bisping, Lynn E. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)


    This report documents radionuclide air emissions that result in the 2015 highest effective dose equivalent (EDE) to an offsite member of the public, referred to as the maximally exposed individual (MEI). The report has been prepared in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 40, Protection of the Environment, Part 61, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), Subpart H, “National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other than Radon from Department of Energy Facilities” and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 246-247, “Radiation Protection–Air Emissions.” The dose to the PNNL Campus MEI from routine major and minor point source emissions in 2015 from PNNL Campus sources is 2.6E-4 mrem (2.6E-6 mSv) EDE. The dose from all fugitive sources is 1.8E-6 mrem (1.8E-8 mSv) EDE. The dose from radon emissions is 4.4E-8 mrem (4.4E-10 mSv) EDE. No nonroutine emissions occurred in 2015. The total radiological dose to the MEI from all PNNL Campus radionuclide emissions, including fugitive emissions and radon, is 2.6E-4 mrem (2.6E-6 mSv) EDE, or more than 10,000 times less than the federal and state standard of 10 mrem/yr, with which the PNNL Campus is in compliance.

  9. Caring for America's Colleges and Universities: Stewardship Lessons from the Getty Foundation Campus Heritage Initiative (United States)

    Melnick, Robert Z.


    The purpose of the Getty Foundation's Campus Heritage Initiative was to assist colleges and universities in the United States in managing and preserving the integrity of their significant historic buildings, sites, and landscapes. The projects supported through this initiative focused on research and survey of historic resources, preparation of…

  10. Students with Minoritized Identities of Sexuality and Gender in Campus Contexts: An Emergent Model (United States)

    Vaccaro, Annemarie; Russell, E. I. Annie; Koob, Robert M.


    This chapter describes a new model for understanding college students with minoritized identities of sexuality and gender (MIoSG) within sociopolitical, institutional/campus, homeplace, and time contexts. The MIoSG Students and Contexts Model can be adopted and adapted by educators working in a variety of postsecondary settings.

  11. Mental Models Research to Inform Community Outreach for a Campus Recycling Program (United States)

    Olson, Lauren; Arvai, Joseph; Thorp, Laurie


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop a better understanding of the state of knowledge of students and faculty on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus; identify relevant gaps in knowledge and misconceptions about recycling; and provide recommendations regarding how these gaps and misconceptions may be addressed through education…

  12. For Better and for Worse: Understanding Optimal Campus-Community Relationships through the Lens of Marriage (United States)

    Gavazzi, Stephen M.


    Borrowing from marital research literature, a four-square matrix constructed from the twin dimensions of effort and comfort levels is used to describe a typology of campus and community associations. Results from a study using the Optimal College Town Assessment to measure community member perceptions on town-gown relationships are presented next,…

  13. Ten Minutes Wide: Human Walking Capacities and the Experiential Quality of Campus Design (United States)

    Spooner, David


    Whether a campus is large or small, the idea of a 10-minute walk is an important human-scaled design standard that affects an institution in significant ways beyond just getting students to class on time. Designing a 10-minute walk seems like a simple exercise. Based on earlier information, all one needs to do is provide a walking surface and make…

  14. Online vs. On-Campus: An Analysis of Course Prices of U.S. Educational Institutions (United States)

    Wang, Shouhong


    Pricing online courses is an important issue for managing online education. This research note reports a statistical analysis of price differences between online courses and on-campus courses at 103 US educational institutions based on the data available on the Internet. The finding indicates that educational institutions set significantly lower…

  15. An Entrepreneur Sees Profits in the Future of His "Power Campus." (United States)

    Blumenstyk, Goldie


    The new president of American InterContinental University bought the for-profit institution and plans to distinguish it from others by offering students fast-paced programs providing "good return" on tuition investment. The growth strategy is built on the concept of "power campuses": new branches specializing in business degrees and an intensive,…

  16. Collaboration for Transformation: Community-Campus Engagement for Just and Sustainable Food Systems (United States)

    Levkoe, Charles Z.; Andrée, Peter; Bhatt, Vikram; Brynne, Abra; Davison, Karen M.; Kneen, Cathleen; Nelson, Erin


    This article focuses on the collaborations between academics and community-based organizations seeking to fundamentally reorganize the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed as well as valued. The central research question investigates whether and how the growth of community--campus engagement (CCE) can strengthen food movements. Drawing…

  17. 浅谈校园网络安全体系%On Campus Network Security System

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)



    From all kinds of security threats to computer network, this paper studies the campus network security problem, from two aspects of building security defense system and strengthening the safety management, designs the campus network security policy, establishes the ideas of the P2DR model to establish the campus network security defense system. And it is concluded that the building of a set of effective network security defense system is the necessary way and measures to solve campus network main threats and hidden troubles.%本文从计算机网络面临的各种安全威胁,针对校园网络的安全问题进行研究,从构建安全防御体系和加强安全管理两方面设计了校园网络的安全策略,确立了用P2DR模型的思想来建立校园网的安全防御体系。并得出了构建一套有效的网络安全防御体系是解决校园网主要威胁和隐患的必要途径和措施。

  18. Creating Interdisciplinary Space on Campus: Lessons from US Area Studies Centers (United States)

    Friedman, Jonathan Z.; Worden, Elizabeth Anderson


    Recent calls for university administrators to advance interdisciplinary research and teaching have suggested that allocating campus space to such initiatives is key to their success. Yet questions remain concerning just what kinds of spaces are most conducive to this agenda. This article aims to shed light on this relationship by drawing on case…

  19. Academic Citizenship beyond the Campus: A Call for the Placeful University (United States)

    Nørgård, Rikke Toft; Bengtsen, Søren Smedegaard Ernst


    Through combining theories of space and place with works on institutional being, virtues and modes of becoming, this article develops and promotes academic citizenship as the formation of dwelling, being and becoming on the placeful university beyond the campus. We argue that this is a prerequisite for the integration of the university in society…

  20. Big Data in the Campus Landscape: Basic Infrastructure Support. ECAR Working Group Paper (United States)

    Almes, Guy T.; Zottola, Ralph J.


    This paper is part of series of the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for opening new avenues of scholarly discovery and commercial opportunity. The ability to sift rapidly through massive amounts…

  1. Big Data in the Campus Landscape: Curation. ECAR Working Group Paper (United States)

    Lynch, Clifford A.


    This paper is part of series of the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for opening new avenues of scholarly discovery and commercial opportunity. The ability to sift rapidly through massive amounts…

  2. Big Data in the Campus Landscape: Security and Privacy. ECAR Working Group Paper (United States)

    Barnett, William; Corn, Mike; Hillegas, Curt; Wada, Kent


    This paper is part of series of the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for opening new avenues of scholarly discovery and commercial opportunity. The ability to sift rapidly through massive amounts…

  3. 48 CFR 209.470 - Reserve Officer Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. (United States)


    ... QUALIFICATIONS Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility 209.470 Reserve Officer Training Corps and military... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Reserve Officer Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. 209.470 Section 209.470 Federal Acquisition Regulations...

  4. 48 CFR 3052.209-71 - Reserve Officer Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. (United States)


    ... following clause: Reserve Officer Training Corps and Military Recruiting on Campus (DEC 2003) (a... military department from maintaining, establishing, or operating a unit of the Senior Reserve Officer... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Reserve Officer...

  5. 48 CFR 3009.470 - Reserve Officer Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. (United States)


    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Reserve Officer Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. 3009.470 Section 3009.470 Federal Acquisition Regulations... PLANNING CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility 3009.470 Reserve...

  6. College Residence and Academic Performance: Who Benefits from Living on Campus? (United States)

    Turley, Ruth N. Lopez; Wodtke, Geoffrey


    Although previous research suggests that living on campus promotes a variety of desirable academic outcomes by enhancing students' involvement and engagement with their institutions, research on academic performance frequently ignores the possibility that different groups of students are differentially affected by their living environments.…

  7. The Relationship between Lifestyle and Campus Eating Behaviours in Male and Female University Students (United States)

    Jackson, Rebecca A.; Berry, Tanya R.; Kennedy, Michael D.


    Background: Poor nutritional practices and heightened levels of stress, two common attributes of university life, are strongly linked with weight gain and decreased health. Little research has examined the relationships between university students' lifestyle factors and campus eating behaviours; therefore, this study aimed to examine relationships…

  8. Global Greetings: Technology Invites an Institution's Extended Family to Campus Events (United States)

    VandenBerg, Patricia


    On September 24, 2010, a group of about 20 women from across Europe have gathered at the University Women's Club. All eyes are on a large screen projecting streaming video from the Mount Holyoke College website. Photos of the Massachusetts campus flash by as the sound of an a capella group singing "Bread and Roses" fills the room. Soon, video…

  9. Violence against Women on the College Campus: Evaluating Anti-Violence Programming (United States)

    Gibbons, Roberta E.


    Violence against women is a significant problem on America's college campuses. In response to this violence, many universities have developed direct service programs to assist the survivors of violence as well as educational programs to raise awareness about and/or reduce the likelihood of such violence. There has been no scholarly inquiry…

  10. Preparing Writing Centers and Tutors for Literacy Mediation for Working Class Campus-Staff (United States)

    Oslund, Christy M.


    This study grew out of the realization that implicit literacy expectations between working class United Auto Workers (UAW) staff and professional class staff were complicating the filling out and filing of a position audit form. Professional class supervisors had designed the form as a measure of fairness, in that each UAW employee on campus was…

  11. The Common Thread: Tips for Weaving Philanthropy into the Campus Fabric (United States)

    Bennett, Gayle


    Like any profession, advancement has its terms of art: "the ask," "prospects," "quiet phase." A relatively new one is "culture of philanthropy." As in, "We need to build a culture of philanthropy at this institution." The general idea is that everyone from the campus CEO to the students understands…

  12. Off-Campus Employee Perceptions of Organizational Culture at a Higher Education Institution (United States)

    Malley, Krista H.


    Off-campus locations affiliated with established, traditional higher education institutions have grown over the last 30 years (Rohfeld, 1990). The expansion of traditional academia's reach beyond the range of the normal student population has presented many diverse logistical challenges. One of these challenges is the transmittal of organizational…

  13. The Intersection of Gay and Christian Identities on Christian College Campuses (United States)

    Wentz, Joel M.; Wessel, Roger D.


    Because some Christian colleges prohibit same-sex sexual behaviors, the development of authentic sexual identities on these campuses may be difficult for gay and lesbian students. This article introduces the idea of an identity conflict that may occur between sexual and spiritual identities for gay and lesbian students at Christian colleges and…

  14. Supporting Students in Recovery on College Campuses: Opportunities for Student Affairs Professionals (United States)

    Perron, Brian E.; Grahovac, Ivana D.; Uppal, Joseph S.; Granillo, Teresa M.; Shutter, Jamie; Porter, Carolyn A.


    Despite the significant attention that drugs and alcohol receive on college campuses, few resources and supports are available to students who are recovering from an addiction. Student affairs professionals are uniquely positioned to support these students with a variety of strategies. This article summarizes what is currently known about college…

  15. Big Ten School in Cyberspace: A Brief History of Penn State's World Campus. (United States)

    Hons, Christopher


    Describes Pennsylvania State University's World Campus, a virtual university. Topics include vision, expressed in a mission statement; resources needed; technical support; program development; measurement of results; funding; working adult students; online instructor-student interactions; partnerships with other universities and corporations; and…

  16. Decision-Making Chicago-Style: The Genesis of a University of Illinois Campus. (United States)

    Rosen, George

    Major decisions made by public institutions that resulted in the location of a permanent campus of the University of Illinois first within the Chicago area and then at a particular site are examined. The decision-making process is examined from economic, social, and political stances. The respective roles played in the process by the university,…

  17. Community Learning Campus: The Hard Work Begins after the Ribbon-Cutting (United States)

    Education Canada, 2012


    Dorothy Negropontes was a key player in the creation of the Community Learning Campus (CLC), an innovative collaboration of education and community leaders in Olds, Alberta. A former Assistant Superintendent with Chinook's Edge School District, she co-chaired the steering committee that developed the project, served as its executive director…

  18. Students with Psychiatric Disabilities on Campus: Examining Predictors of Enrollment with Disability Support Services (United States)

    Collins, Mary Elizabeth; Mowbray, Carol T.


    Because of advances in psychotropic medications, psychiatric rehabilitation methods, the implementation of civil rights legislation, and empowerment movement of consumers with psychiatric disabilities, students with mental illnesses are increasingly able to access and complete higher education. Disability services offices on college campuses can…

  19. International Students' Social Network: Network Mapping to Gage Friendship Formation and Student Engagement on Campus (United States)

    McFaul, Susannah


    Addressing the importance of international student engagement on campus and creating friendships with host-country nationals during their time abroad, this small-scale study explores the question of, "Are there trends in how or through what means international students are making connections with co-national, multi-national, or host-national…

  20. Emergency Planning Guidelines for Campus Health Services: An All-Hazards Approach (United States)

    Journal of American College Health, 2011


    This document, written collaboratively by members of ACHA's Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition and Campus Safety and Violence Coalition, is designed to assist members of the college health community in planning for emergencies using an all-hazards approach. Its perspective is both macro and micro, beginning with a…

  1. Student Satisfaction and Student Perceptions of Quality at International Branch Campuses in the United Arab Emirates (United States)

    Wilkins, Stephen; Balakrishnan, Melodena Stephens; Huisman, Jeroen


    The international branch campus has emerged as a popular form of transnational higher education but to date little research has been undertaken on student perceptions and experiences, other than the student feedback evaluations conducted by institutions. This research employed a survey questionnaire to investigate student perceptions of study at…

  2. Cultivating Campus Environments to Maximize Success among Latino and Latina College Students (United States)

    Kiyama, Judy Marquez; Museus, Samuel D.; Vega, Blanca E.


    This chapter highlights the factors that hinder or contribute to the success of Latino and Latina students at predominantly White institutions. The Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model is offered as a framework from which to create environments for Latino/a students to thrive in college.

  3. Integrating Mental Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention on College Campuses. Prevention Update (United States)

    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2011


    According to the American Psychiatric Association, college can be an exciting time, though for some it can be overwhelming and stressful. Depression, anxiety, substance use, and eating disorders are common mental health issues on college campuses. The 2010 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment found that 28 percent…

  4. "But, We Don't Have a Library": Exploring Approaches to Addressing Branch Campuses' Library Needs (United States)

    Hostetler, Kirsten; DeSilva, Michele


    Librarians at Central Oregon Community College's Barber Library explored how to best serve the needs of three satellite campuses across a large geographic region. While initially intending to start an embedded librarianship program, a pair of surveys showed the relationships and awareness necessary for the foundation of such a program were…

  5. Safe Lanes on Campus. A Guide for Preventing Impaired Driving and Underage Drinking. (United States)

    Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.

    This publication describes a variety of prevention strategies that campus and community prevention coalitions can consider as they develop a strategic plan for combating underage drinking and DUI, with a particular emphasis on creating environmental change. This analysis is grounded in a summary of the research literature published in 2002 by the…

  6. Media Use and Gender Differences in Negative Psychological Responses to a Shooting on a University Campus (United States)

    McIntyre, J. J.; Spence, Patric R.; Lachlan, Kenneth A.


    Prior research in responses to crisis and emergency messages has indicated that while the acquisition of information is critical in reducing anxiety and stress, informational needs and associated emotional reactions on the part of men and women may be quite different. This survey study revealed that responses following a campus shooting in 2008…

  7. Student Perceptions of Service Quality in a Multi-Campus Higher Education System in Spain (United States)

    Gallifa, Josep; Batalle, Pere


    Purpose: This paper aims to present an in-depth case study with student perceptions of service quality, discussing the relevance of these perceptions for the important issue of quality improvement in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents institutional research carried out in a multi-campus system in Spain made up of…

  8. Pregnant and Parenting Students on Campus: Policy and Program Implications for a Growing Population (United States)

    Brown, Virginia; Nichols, Tracy R.


    The number of pregnant and parenting students in higher education is increasing. Research suggests this population experiences added pressure and stress while pursuing their education. Few resources exist for these students and the universities who provide services do not adequately promulgate them to the campus community. The research presented…

  9. How Green Is Green? Developing a Process for Determining Sustainability When Planning Campuses and Academic Buildings. (United States)

    Bernheim, Anthony


    Proposes structured workshops as the method to integrate green planning seamlessly into campus building planning. Explains that green rating systems, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), offer specific ways to gauge the environmental effectiveness of green measures. (EV)

  10. 校园网安全之ACL技术%ACL Technology of Campus Network Security

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)



    With the development of large-scale open campus network, campus network is facing more and more threat. On the one hand, in order to develop the foreign exchange in college and universities, we must allow access to network resources development, on the other hand, we must ensure the safety of the campus network data and resources. Network security adopts a lot of technology, and through the access control list (ACL), it can filter the data flow, is a basic one of the campus network security means.%随着大规模开放式校园网络的开发,校园网面临的威胁也越来越多。一方面为了高校对外交流的开展,必须允许对网络资源的开发访问,另一方面,又必须确保校园网数据和资源的尽可能安全。网络安全采用的技术很多,而通过访问控制列表(ACL)可以对数据流进行过滤,是实现基本的校园网安全手段之一。

  11. The NCBI Prejudice Reduction Model: A Process for Building a Multicultural Campus Community. (United States)

    Oliver, Erin A.; Slavin, Dvora


    The National Coalition Building Institute Prejudice Reduction Model, a tool for campuses to use in bringing about change in attitude and to enable people of diverse backgrounds to work together toward shared goals, is described. It teaches skills in interrupting prejudice and in conflict resolution. (MLW)

  12. Learning in First-Year Biology: Approaches of Distance and On-Campus Students (United States)

    Quinn, Frances Catherine


    This paper aims to extend previous research into learning of tertiary biology, by exploring the learning approaches adopted by two groups of students studying the same first-year biology topic in either on-campus or off-campus "distance" modes. The research involved 302 participants, who responded to a topic-specific version of the Study Process Questionnaire, and in-depth interviews with 16 of these students. Several quantitative analytic techniques, including cluster analysis and Rasch differential item functioning analysis, showed that the younger, on-campus cohort made less use of deep approaches, and more use of surface approaches than the older, off-campus group. At a finer scale, clusters of students within these categories demonstrated different patterns of learning approach. Students' descriptions of their learning approaches at interview provided richer complementary descriptions of the approach they took to their study in the topic, showing how deep and surface approaches were manifested in the study context. These findings are critically analysed in terms of recent literature questioning the applicability of learning approaches theory in mass education, and their implications for teaching and research in undergraduate biology.

  13. Self-Admitted Pretensions of Mac Users on a Predominantly PC University Campus (United States)

    Firmin, Michael W.; Wood, Whitney L. Muhlenkamp; Firmin, Ruth L.; Wood, Jordan C.


    The present qualitative research study addressed the overall research question of college students' pretention dynamics in the context of a university setting. Thirty-five Mac users were interviewed on a university campus that exclusively supports PC machines. Mac users shared four self-admitted pretensions related to using Macintosh computers.…

  14. Campus: "Lab" and "Window" for Sustainable Design Research and Education--The DECOS Educational Network Experience (United States)

    Vezzoli, Carlo; Penin, Lara


    Purpose: This paper aims to diffuse the concept of a multi-lateral learning process as a means to promote experimental didactics and research (and the cross-fertilization between these two activities) in the field of design of sustainable product-service systems (PSSs) and to consider the university campus as the locus for the design,…

  15. Languages for Communication Workshops, 1988: Tarrant County Junior College, Northeast Campus. Final Project Evaluation Report. (United States)

    Harper, Jane; Lively, Madeleine

    In summer 1988, Tarrant County Junior College, Northeast Campus, conducted a series of eight 16-hour workshops and three 32-hour workshops for high school teachers of foreign languages. The workshops were intended primarily as in-service training to help foreign language teachers: (1) improve their oral proficiency in the language they teach; (2)…

  16. 78 FR 69538 - Attestation Process for Employers Using F-1 Students in Off-Campus Work (United States)


    ... workers, Employment, Employment and training, Enforcement, Forest and forest products, Fraud, Health professions, Immigration, Labor, Longshore and harbor work, Migrant workers, Nonimmigrant workers, Passports... employers seeking to hire F-1 foreign students as part-time workers off-campus. These subparts...

  17. Campaign for Right to Carry Concealed Guns on Campuses Gains Traction (United States)

    Wiseman, Rachel


    Five years after the Virginia Tech massacre prompted a student in Texas to start a Facebook page in favor of the right to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, the resulting group, Students for Concealed Carry, has advanced its cause. In more than a dozen states, legislation has been introduced to allow the carrying of concealed firearms on…

  18. An Application of the Modification of Slow Start Algorithm in Campus Network

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    Guo-hong Gao


    Full Text Available For the problems existing in TCP/IP congestion control method, a modified slow start algorithm is introduced to the internal services of campus network to make congestion control method more effective. Network simulation results show that: the modified congestion control algorithm can effectively improve the network transmission efficiency in a specific network environment.

  19. Organizational Structures for International Universities: Implications for Campus Autonomy, Academic Freedom, Collegiality, and Conflict (United States)

    Edwards, Ron; Crosling, Glenda; Lim, Ngat-Chin


    One significant form of transnational higher education is the International Branch Campus (IBC), in effect an "outpost" of the parent institution located in another country. Its organizational structure is alignable with offshore subsidiaries of multinational corporations (MNCs). The implications of organizational structure for academic…

  20. Social Disorganization Theory and Crime Rates on California Community College Campuses (United States)

    Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha


    Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…

  1. 校园网络管理与安全%Campus Network Management and Security

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    赵永刚; 李志鹏


    In this paper,through the campus network management practices for the campus network management problems on some of the views of the campus network management,thinking,and to our campus network management for instance,raised a number of appropriate problem-solving ideas and methods and,finally,the network classroom middle school students how to learn and teachers how to teach and virus prevention.%本文通过校园网的管理实践,针对校园网管理中出现的问题,阐述了校园网管理方面的一些看法、思考,并以我校校园网的管理为实例,提出了几点相应的解决问题的思路和方法,最后还介绍了网络教室中学生如何学习和教师如何教学以及病毒防治方面的一些内容。

  2. Canadian Campus Smoking Policies: Investigating the Gap between Intent and Outcome from a Student Perspective (United States)

    Baillie, Lynne; Callaghan, Doris; Smith, Michelle L.


    Background: Young adults remain the earliest legal target for the tobacco industry. Against this, the existence of smoking policies would appear to offer some protection to students on campus. However, little research has been conducted into the outcomes of such policies from a student perspective. Methods: The authors conducted 8 focus groups at…

  3. Development and Evaluation of a Virtual Campus on Second Life: The Case of SecondDMI (United States)

    De Lucia, Andrea; Francese, Rita; Passero, Ignazio; Tortora, Genoveffa


    Video games and new communication metaphors are quickly changing today's young people habits. Considering the actual e-learning scenarios, embedded in a fully technological enabled environment it is crucial to take advantage of this kind of capabilities to let learning process gain best results. This paper presents a virtual campus created using…

  4. Mental health in American colleges and universities: variation across student subgroups and across campuses. (United States)

    Eisenberg, Daniel; Hunt, Justin; Speer, Nicole


    We estimated the prevalence and correlates of mental health problems among college students in the United States. In 2007 and 2009, we administered online surveys with brief mental health screens to random samples of students at 26 campuses nationwide. We used sample probability weights to adjust for survey nonresponse. A total of 14,175 students completed the survey, corresponding to a 44% participation rate. The prevalence of positive screens was 17.3% for depression, 4.1% for panic disorder, 7.0% for generalized anxiety, 6.3% for suicidal ideation, and 15.3% for nonsuicidal self-injury. Mental health problems were significantly associated with sex, race/ethnicity, religiosity, relationship status, living on campus, and financial situation. The prevalence of conditions varied substantially across the campuses, although campus-level variation was still a small proportion of overall variation in student mental health. The findings offer a starting point for identifying individual and contextual factors that may be useful to target in intervention strategies.

  5. Comparing Entering Freshmen's Perceptions of Campus Marijuana and Alcohol Use to Reported Use (United States)

    Gold, Gregg J.; Nguyen, Alyssa T.


    Use of marijuana and alcohol among current college students (N = 1101) was compared to the perceptions and use of entering freshmen (N = 481) surveyed before the start of classes. Entering freshmen significantly misperceived campus norms for marijuana use, over-estimating that almost every student used in the last 30 days, p less than 0.001.…

  6. Using SEM to Describe the Infusion of Civic Engagement into the Campus Culture (United States)

    Billings, Meredith S.; Terkla, Dawn Geronimo


    This study assesses whether Tufts University's campus culture was successful at infusing civic-mindedness in all undergraduates. Civically-minded undergraduates were defined as students who were involved in civic engagement activities as well as those who held civic attitudes and values. A structural equation model was developed and findings…

  7. How the New Generation of Well-Wired Multitaskers Is Changing Campus Culture (United States)

    Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007


    This article presents a panel discussion at an interactive session at The Chronicle's Technology Forum which sought to explore how new generation of students change the image of campus culture. Richard T. Sweeney, university librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (and the father of two Millennials as well as four other children),…

  8. Research of Campus Security Awareness Diffusion Based on Lotka -Volterra Model (United States)

    Wu, Ting; Chen, Xuebo

    This paper applies Lotka-Volterra model to campus security awareness issue. The campus population is divided into two, the population with correct security awareness and the population with wrong security awareness. Then the deterministic model and the disturbed model were simulated separately. It is convenient to discuss the situation of two competitive populations' awareness. The deterministic model is a situation without considering any other factors. The disturbed model is a situation with considering robot technology as a positive disturbed factor. Under the circumstances, robot technology is taken as a technical means to assist campus security management. The paper discusses the effect from the positive disturbed factor to a and b which stands for alternative variables, and then to the number of each population. The conclusion is that alternative variables a and b are closely related to the equilibrium state of two populations and total number of equilibrium state, but have nothing to do with used time reaching equilibrium state. The influence of the positive disturbed factor must be controlled in the appropriate range. Finally, the paper puts forward relevant suggestions on work of campus security awareness.

  9. Role of Mobile Technology in Promoting Campus-Wide Learning Environment (United States)

    Hussain, Irshad; Adeeb, Muhammad Aslam


    The present study examines the role of mobile technology in promoting campus-wide learning environment. Its main objectives were to a) evaluate the role of mobile technology in higher education in terms of its i). appropriateness ii). flexibility iii). Interactivity, & iv). availability & usefulness and to b). identify the problems of…

  10. The Effect of Religiosity and Campus Alcohol Culture on Collegiate Alcohol Consumption (United States)

    Wells, Gayle M.


    Religiosity and campus culture were examined in relationship to alcohol consumption among college students using reference group theory. Participants and Methods: College students (N = 530) at a religious college and at a state university complete questionnaires on alcohol use and religiosity. Statistical tests and logistic regression were…

  11. Abstinence and Relapse Rates Following a College Campus-Based Quit & Win Contest (United States)

    Thomas, Janet L.; An, Larry; Luo, Xianghua; Scherber, Robyn M.; Berg, Carla J.; Golden, Dave; Ehlinger, Edward P.; Murphy, Sharon E.; Hecht, Stephen S.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.


    Objective: To conduct and evaluate Quit & Win contests at 2 2-year college and 2 4-year university campuses. Participants: During Spring semester, 2006, undergraduates (N = 588) interested in quitting smoking signed up for a Quit & Win 30-day cessation contest for a chance to win a lottery prize. Methods: Participants (N = 588) completed a…

  12. ROTC Seeks to Expand on Campuses, and Colleges Cope with a Conflict (United States)

    Wiedeman, Reeves


    With its forces stretched thin by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is looking to significantly expand the number of Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs on college campuses for the first time since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, which led the Army to close more than 80 programs. At the University of Maryland-Baltimore County…

  13. The Role of Institutional Leaderships in the SAPO Campus' Adoption Process (United States)

    Pais, Fátima; Pedro, Luís; Santos, Carlos


    SAPO Campus (SC) is a web 2.0 service platform, whose aim is to promote collaboration, communication and sharing practices in institutional settings, specifically in educational contexts. Since 2012, a group of schools has promoted the institutional adoption of SC. Taking into account the fact that this is an intentional process as institutions…

  14. Anxiety and Attitude of Graduate Students in On-Campus vs. Online Statistics Courses (United States)

    DeVaney, Thomas A.


    This study compared levels of statistics anxiety and attitude toward statistics for graduate students in on-campus and online statistics courses. The Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics and three subscales of the Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale were administered at the beginning and end of graduate level educational statistic courses.…

  15. Were Minority Students Discouraged from Applying to University of California Campuses after the Affirmative Action Ban? (United States)

    Antonovics, Kate; Backes, Ben


    This paper uses student-level data to investigate how the college application behavior of underrepresented minorities (URMs) changed in response to the 1998 end of affirmative action in admissions at the University of California (UC). We show that all URMs experienced a drop in their probability of admission to at least one UC campus. However, the…

  16. Bereavement on the College Campus: Establishing an Effective Ritual for the Classroom and beyond (United States)

    McCusker, Kristine M.; Witherow, Laurie B.


    On a Thursday night in December 2010, a Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) first-year student stepped in front of a train and killed himself. Because it took some time for the news to reach campus and be confirmed, the student was "funeralized," as they say in the South, and buried before his professors or peers could be informed. That left…

  17. Whose Problem Is It? Gender Differences in Faculty Thinking about Campus Service (United States)

    O'Meara, KerryAnn


    Background/Context: Empirical evidence suggests women faculty spend more time in campus service than men, which perpetuates inequality between men and women because research is valued more than service in academic reward systems, especially at research universities. Purpose/Focus of Study: In this study I apply insights from research on gender…

  18. Managing the university campus: exploring models for the future and supporting today's decisions

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Den Heijer, A.C.


    Managing contemporary campuses and taking decisions that will impact on those of tomorrow is a complex task for universities worldwide. It involves strategic, financial, functional and physical aspects as well as multiple stakeholders. This article summarises the conclusions of a comprehensive PhD r

  19. Domestication of a Laptop on a Wireless University Campus: A Case Study (United States)

    Vuojarvi, Hanna; Isomaki, Hannakaisa; Hynes, Deirdre


    This study reports how university students domesticate their personal laptops at the beginning of studies on a wireless campus. The aim was to examine how students integrate the laptop into their personal education experience, what sort of processes were experienced to render the laptop useful and meaningful, and how gender and IT proficiency…

  20. Construction Guidelines and Specifications. Modifying the Existing Campus Building for Accessibility. (United States)

    Cotler, Stephen Richard

    To address problems that the campus faces when attempting to make facility modifications that meet federal handicap accessibility requirements, this guidebook gives guidance on requirements and methods of "retrofitting" that meet the mobility needs of the disabled. Seven chapters discuss modifications to site, entrance, doors, interior…

  1. Campus Life: The Impact of External Factors on Emotional Health of Students (United States)

    Vogel, Dalena


    This research explored the perceptions of students at a university campus in Gauteng South Africa on external factors that may contribute to their emotional (psychological) and academic functioning. During a preliminary investigation, three students at a residential university voluntary came for psychological counseling sessions because of stress…

  2. Role of Health-Promoting Behaviours for On-Campus and Distance Education Students (United States)

    Beccaria, Lisa; Rogers, Cath; Burton, Lorelle; Beccaria, Gavin


    University students are likely to experience high rates of stress, which has the potential to negatively affect academic performance and their experience of study. Research with on-campus students has found positive benefits of health-promoting behaviours such as stress reduction and academic achievement; yet no research has examined these…

  3. Student Perceptions of Religion and Campus. (A Survey: Fall Semester, 1981.) (United States)

    Rutledge, Mark; Haymes, Steven

    Perceptions and attitudes of University of New Mexico (UNM) students regarding the university, their church, and the campus ministry were surveyed in fall 1981 through telephone interviews. All of the 40 students were affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Most students (82.5 percent) were members of some church, and most attended one or…

  4. Where are you going, dottor Dapertutto? From the campus novel to the Professorroman

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    Caroline Fischer


    Full Text Available The campus novel being a distinctive product of Anglo-American literary culture, other linguistic and cultural domains offer only fewer instances of this subgenre. This essay concentrates on a selection of these works – Remo Ceserani’s Viaggio in Italia del dottorDapertutto (1996, Paule Constant’s Confidence pour confidence (1998, Javier Marías’ Todaslas almas (1989 and Dietrich Schwanitz’sDer Campus (1995 – in order to compare them with one of the most popular campus novels, Small World (1984 by David Lodge, so as to identify the common features that might serve as a blueprint for a definition of this subgenre in an international perspective. In doing so, the essay focuses on three further aspects. From a stylistic point of view, it examines how these more or less contemporaneous works exemplify widely different types of writing. It also investigates the importance of the Anglo-American model for these Italian, Spanish, French and German authors, whose careers as university lecturers have developed within British or North American campuses. Finally, it explores the relevance of gender discourse within the academic milieus where these authors live and their novels are set, in order to show how these texts ignore, or even ridicule, it. Normal 0 14 false false false IT X-NONE X-NONE

  5. Critical Discourse Analysis and Composition Studies: A Study of Presidential Discourse and Campus Discord (United States)

    Powell, Pegeen Reichert


    In this article, I argue that critical discourse analysis (CDA) can complement and extend existing critical and radical writing pedagogies; CDA provides the theoretical and methodological context that can articulate explicitly the relationship between language practices and politics. I use CDA to analyze texts that circulated on the campus of…

  6. Sports and Community on Campus: Constructing a Sports Experience that Matters (United States)

    Warner, Stacy; Dixon, Marlene A.


    Student affairs personnel are often charged with the task of creating a sense of community on campuses. Sports is among the many activities that historically have been used to meet this need for community among students. Yet, how and when a sense of community is created within a sports context has not been appropriately addressed in literature.…

  7. Greek Life on Campus. How Will a Changing Society Affect It? (United States)

    Parrino, Susan L.; Gallup, Theresa


    The future of Greek letter organizations on campus and the effects of demographic trends and societal changes are considered. In the last decade, Greek membership has increased despite the decrease in students between the ages of 18 and 24 entering college full-time. Greek chapters are primarily at four-year institutions and their members are…

  8. Assessment of College and University Campus Tobacco-Free Policies in North Carolina (United States)

    Lee, Joseph G. L.; Goldstein, Adam O.; Klein, Elizabeth G.; Ranney, Leah M.; Carver, Ashlea M.


    Objective: To develop a reliable and efficient method for assessing prevalence and strength of college/university tobacco-related policies. Participants: North Carolina (NC) public universities, community colleges, and private colleges/universities (N = 110). Methods: A census of policies using campus handbooks and Web sites was conducted in March…

  9. A Sixth Sense for Trends in Campus Activities: What Lies ahead in the Next Few Years? (United States)

    Dietrich, Karleen R.; Klumpyan, Tamie


    Discusses five major trends in the field of campus activities, drawn from interviews and a review of the literature: (1) professionals asked to do more with fewer resources; (2) time being more important to students than money; (3) technology impacting student programming; (4) student preference for experiential activities; and (5) student desire…

  10. Enhancing Campus Climates for Racial/Ethnic Diversity: Educational Policy and Practice. (United States)

    Hurtado, Sylvia; Milem, Jeffrey F.; Clayton-Pedersen, Alma R.; Allen, Walter R.


    Summarizes research findings on campus racial climate according to a four-dimensional model: (1) an institutions' historical legacy of inclusion/exclusion of various racial/ethnic groups; (2) structural diversity, or numerical representations of various racial/ethnic groups; (3) psychological climate (perceptions, attitudes among groups); and (4)…

  11. Rape Culture and Campus Environment: An Introduction for Student Affairs Professionals. (United States)

    Watson, Lemeul W.; Derby, Dustin


    Provides a brief introduction for student affairs professional to the American rape culture. Offers suggestions and examples to assist student affairs professionals in their quest to develop adequate programs and services on their campus with regard to rape and sexual assault incidents. (Contains 31 references.) (GCP)

  12. Enhancing Care and Advocacy for Sexual Assault Survivors on Canadian Campuses (United States)

    Quinlan, Elizabeth; Clarke, Allyson; Miller, Natasha


    Recent media coverage of the rape chant at Saint Mary's University, the misogynist Facebook posts at Dalhousie's dental school, and the suspension of the University of Ottawa's hockey team have brought the topic of campus sexual assault under intense public scrutiny and the media accounts point to a widespread systemic rape culture on Canadian…

  13. Perceptions of Organizational Culture of a Multi-Campus Community College District: Mixed Methods in Concert (United States)

    Kuster Dale, Kimberly


    This concurrent, mixed-methods case study analyzed perceptions of current and preferred organizational culture within a rural, multi-campus community college district. This phenomenon was examined by analyzing and comparing data collected by surveying all full-time employees utilizing the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) and…

  14. From Isolation to Insulation: The Impact of Campus Culture on the Existence of Two Cultural Centers (United States)

    Pinchback-Hines, Cynthia Juanesta


    This case study examined how the campus culture influences the existence of a Black cultural center and a multicultural center at a predominantly White university. A qualitative ethnography was conducted using focus group interviews, personal interviews, archival research, and anecdotal observation. The results of the study identified five themes:…

  15. Instructor Strategies for Responding to Disclosures of Gender-Based Violence on Campus (United States)

    Root, Jennifer L.; Godderis, Rebecca


    While increasing attention has been paid to the issue of sexual violence (SV) on university and college campuses, there is a paucity of research about how post-secondary instructors should respond to student disclosures of SV and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV). The limited amount of evidence suggests instructors who receive disclosures…

  16. Sex on Campus--Where Does "Consent" End and Harassment Begin? (United States)

    Bacchi, Carol


    A discussion of sexual harassment and the environment on college campuses looks at the general relationship between faculty and students, academic power structures, the meaning of consent, standards of male behavior, and the use of professional codes of ethics for faculty. Focus is on the Australian higher education institution and the policies of…

  17. Conceptualizing the Engaging Bystander Approach to Sexual Violence Prevention on College Campuses (United States)

    McMahon, Sarah; Postmus, Judy L.; Koenick, Ruth Anne


    Bystander intervention offers promise as a sexual violence prevention tool for student affairs administrators on college campuses, but the conceptualization and definition of the approach is in its infancy and needs further development. In an effort to emphasize the potential role of bystanders in the primary prevention of sexual violence, we put…

  18. From Margins to Mainstream: Social Media as a Tool for Campus Sexual Violence Activism (United States)

    Linder, Chris; Myers, Jess S.; Riggle, Colleen; Lacy, Marvette


    Using Internet-related ethnography (Postill & Pink, 2012), we examined the role of social media in campus sexual violence activism. Based on observations of online activist communities and interviews with 23 activists, we highlight raising awareness, community building, and interrupting power dynamics as activism strategies enhanced by social…

  19. Extending Animal Models to Explore Social Rewards Associated with Designated Smoking Areas on College Campuses (United States)

    Lochbihler, Stephanie L.; Miller, Daniel A.; Etcheverry, Paul E.


    Objective: Animal studies have shown that when nicotine is administered in the presence of other animals (as compared with alone), it is more rewarding. As a human analogue to these studies, rewards associated with designated smoking areas on university campuses were examined, since these areas promote using nicotine in the presence of others.…

  20. Major Software Vendor Puts Students on Many Campuses at Risk of Identity Theft (United States)

    Foster, Andrea


    At least 18 colleges are scrambling to inform tens of thousands of students that they are at risk of having their identities stolen after SunGard, a leading software vendor, reported that a laptop owned by one of its consultants was stolen. The extent of the problem is still unknown, though many of the campuses that have been identified are in…