Sample records for campus transportation

  1. The Road Less Traveled: Sustainable Transportation for Campuses. (United States)

    Toor, Will


    Provides a survey of innovative approaches to campus transportation in the United States. Explains that the high costs of parking expansion have propelled many institutions toward a transportation demand management strategy, using parking pricing, transit passes for students and employees, and investment in bicycle infrastructure to shift many…

  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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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....

  10. 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....

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. OnCampus: a mobile platform towards a smart campus


    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 interest...

  16. Reconfiguring a Campus--Fast. (United States)

    Hignite, Karla


    Describes the first phase of a master plan to expand the University of Alaska-Anchorage by purchasing a shopping mall and reconfiguring campus services to take advantage of the additional space. The master plan calls for eventually moving administration to the periphery of the campus and migrating academic programs to the campus center. (SLD)

  17. Planning for Campus Safety (United States)

    Dessoff, Alan


    From natural disasters to criminal violence, facilities officers are often called on to address campus safety and security issues beyond their usual responsibilities. Their experiences in coping with unanticipated events have produced a catalogue of lessons learned that can help them and their peers at other institutions who might face the same…

  18. 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.

  19. 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)…

  20. 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. .

  1. 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”.

  2. 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. PMID:27429884

  3. Campus Snapshot: Assessing the Campus Environment through a Student Lens (United States)

    Pizzuti-Ashby, Jacqueline G.; Alary, Donna G.


    This qualitative study represents perceptions of students regarding campus environment and campus life at University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV), a public four-year university-college located in British Columbia, Canada. Employing a unique methodology, referred to as reflexive photography, student participants were asked to photograph and…

  4. 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…

  5. 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....

  6. 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.

  7. Overcoming Obstacles to Campus Assessment (United States)

    Volkwein, J. Fredericks


    Despite their apparent popularity among those seeking degrees and credentials, today's colleges and universities face several interrelated public criticisms and concerns. When these competing concerns about student success, productivity, cost, and educational effectiveness all collide at the campus level, they create an array of campus tensions…




  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. Hate Is a Campus Crime. (United States)

    LeClerc, Paul


    Activities at Hunter College of the City University of New York to deal creatively and democratically with hate crimes on campus are reported including establishment of a Diversity Commission and heavy commitment of trustees and college president. (DB)

  11. Do You Take This Campus. . . (United States)

    Jackson, Laura Christion


    Discusses strategies to enable the spouses of campus CEOs to play a productive role in institutional advancement: clarify expectations, focus on areas of interest, work with dual-career couples, provide support, consider compensation, and realize that recognition matters. (EV)

  12. The Virtual Campus Hub Concept

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

    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.......The research infrastructure project Virtual Campus Hub (VCH) runs from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2013. Four technical universities in Europe, who are all active in the field of sustainable energy, form the project consortium: the Technical University of Denmark, The Royal Institute...... 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. NPS International Day spotlights campus' cultural diversity


    Torrence, Chablis J.


    "The Naval Postgraduate School's International Day, a cultural showcase of diversity in the student population. returned to campus with near record crowds as more than 25 countries offered food, faire and information along the campus quad April 27."

  18. 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…

  19. The Effects of a Branch Campus (United States)

    Lien, Donald; Wang, Yaqin


    We examine the effects of a branch campus on the social welfare of the host country and the foreign university. Overall, we find that a branch campus increases both the domestic social welfare (measured by the aggregate student utility) and the tuition revenue of the foreign university. The effect of a branch campus on the brain drain is…

  20. Regional Campus Success: Strategies for Psychology Faculty (United States)

    Poling, Devereaux A.; Loschiavo, Frank M.; Shatz, Mark A.


    Psychology professors on regional campuses play a vital role in higher education yet find themselves unrepresented in the vast literature on professional development. Regional campuses operate under unique parameters that set them apart from other academic environments, such as main campuses, liberal arts colleges, and 2-year institutions. Job…

  1. Campus and Community Coalitions. Issues in Prevention (United States)

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


    This issue of "Issues in Prevention" focuses on campus and community coalitions. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Campus and Community Coalitions: Implementing Environmental Prevention Strategies (John D. Clapp); (2) Campus Brief: University of Rhode Island; (3) International Town & Gown Association; (4) Q&A With Traci Toomey and…

  2. Nordic campus retrofitting concepts - Scalable practices

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    Eriksson, Robert; Nenonen, Suvi; Junghans, Antje;


    Multidisciplinary collaboration and transformations in learning processes can be supported by activity-based campus retrofitting. The aim of this paper is to analyse the ongoing campus retrofitting processes at the three university campuses and to identify the elements of activity-based retrofitt...... and a product are equally important for a viable retrofitting concept....

  3. Designing and Operating a Barrier Free Campus. (United States)

    Potter, Laurie S.; Potter, George T.

    An account of the Ramapo College (New Jersey) experience in the design and development of a barrier-free campus includes discussion of the academic and service problems that arise in meeting the needs of handicapped students in college. Special attention is given to: campus bathrooms, campus housing (ramps, locks, bathrooms, roommate selection,…

  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. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Promoting Civil Discourse on Campus (United States)

    Bornstein, Rita


    During the past several decades, off campus and on, much of the discourse on controversial issues has been personal, vicious, and divisive. On the national scene, politics has become permeated with incivility. It now appears that Americans have been naive about their ability and willingness to engage in civil discourse and compromise. How can…

  8. 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

  9. 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...

  10. The cloud hovering over the virtual campus


    Alier Forment, Marc; Mayol Sarroca, Enric; Casany Guerrero, María José


    The Virtual Campus has been around for about 20 years. It provides an online environment that mimics the processes and services of the physical campuses and classrooms. Its adoption is almost complete in countries where Internet access has become ubiquitous. For a time seemed like the innovation in education was happening in the Virtual Campus, but this is no more. Personal Learning Environments, Life Long Learning, MOOCS, Open Educational Resources, Mobile Apps, Gamification, Social Netwo...

  11. Colleges Debating Their Proper Role in Curbing Pornography on Campus. (United States)

    Koberstein, Jennifer A.


    Campus and administrative concerns about pornography on campus are increasing, including controversy over sale of periodicals on campus, screening of sexually explicit movies, student participation in films as actors, and education of students about social issues related to pornography. (MSE)

  12. 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.

  13. 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" and the…

  14. Campus Chaplains: Cult Training and Perceptions (United States)

    Elleven, Russell K.; Greenhaw, Kimberly J.; Allen, Jeff


    This article examines the perception of 43 college chaplains across the United States with regard to cult training and perceptions of college and university cult activity. Campus chaplains are in a unique and challenging position on college campuses to assist students and confront cult issues. The results of the survey indicate that most campus…

  15. Cults, College Students, and Campus Policies. (United States)

    Blimling, Gregory S.


    Describes the distinguishing features of a cult and the recruitment practices of cults on college campuses. Considers the psychological, social, and developmental reasons why students are attracted to cults, and describes the conversion process. Reports on campus policy, implications of litigation, and recommends strategies for dealing with cults.…

  16. 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.

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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...

  20. Making Technology Work for Campus Security (United States)

    Floreno, Jeff; Keil, Brad


    The challenges associated with securing schools from both on- and off-campus threats create constant pressure for law enforcement, campus security professionals, and administrators. And while security technology choices are plentiful, many colleges and universities are operating with limited dollars and information needed to select and integrate…

  1. 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.

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. A Study of Students’ Perception on Sustainability of Campus Design: A Case Study of Four Research Universities Campus in Malaysia

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    M.Z. Abd-Razak


    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to examine the effectiveness of campus physical development planning in Malaysia in creating a sustainable living on campus by assessed the problems that exist. The study was conducted in four public university campuses and limited to only the campus physical planning. Selected campuses are the research universities campus. The case studies were conducted on each campus. The methodology used in this study is qualitative and quantitative techniques. Quantitative technique involves collecting data using questionnaires distributed among 100 respondents for each campus. Meanwhile, the qualitative technique involves collecting comments and opinions from the respondents obtained from questionnaires, behavioral observation and visual research. The results were then compared for each campus for an explanation of the problem. The findings revealed that all campuses had a similar problem. However, there are some differences about the extent or severity of the problems based on campus physical development plan that is different. The result showed that there are minimal problems occurs on the campus that planned more compact compare to a wide and dispersed campus. It also indicates that a compact campus tend to create a sustainable life on campus.

  6. 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

  7. 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,…

  8. Implementing a campus wide recycling program

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    'Full text:' The University of Windsor is currently expanding its recycling program to include all buildings on campus, but faces two challenges: 1) uncertainty about the current waste composition and distribution on campus; and 2) uncertainty about the effectiveness of increased recycling. This project assesses the current waste composition and the attitudes of the students towards recycling, and evaluates the effectiveness of proposed recycling activities. At present, paper is the only material that is collected throughout the entire campus. Except for two buildings, all other potentially recyclable materials within buildings, such as metal, glass, and plastic beverage containers, are discarded. The main focus of this research is on beverage containers as they represent clearly identifiable materials, but other materials were examined as well. To quantify the waste, different buildings on campus were classified according to their function: academic,operational and administrative. The waste composition study indicated that approximately 33% of the campus waste which is landfilled is composed of potentially recyclable material. A survey was then conducted to gauge the campus population's views on recycling issues that could affect the design of a recycling program. Interestingly, 97% of the respondents indicated a high willingness to recycle, but were uncertain as to how and where to recycle on campus. The project is currently assessing potential diversion rates using new, clearly identifiable recycling receptacles placed within selected classrooms for all major materials. There is a significant tradeoff however because the cost for new receptacles is considerable: multiple materials containers are often placed in high pedestrian traffic locations (e.g., hallways) and not always in classrooms,of which there are often many. This project will evaluate the basic benefits and costs of implementing a more comprehensive recycling program, and recommend how other

  9. Performance Analysis of IIUM Wireless Campus Network (United States)

    Abd Latif, Suhaimi; Masud, Mosharrof H.; Anwar, Farhat


    International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is one of the leading universities in the world in terms of quality of education that has been achieved due to providing numerous facilities including wireless services to every enrolled student. The quality of this wireless service is controlled and monitored by Information Technology Division (ITD), an ISO standardized organization under the university. This paper aims to investigate the constraints of wireless campus network of IIUM. It evaluates the performance of the IIUM wireless campus network in terms of delay, throughput and jitter. QualNet 5.2 simulator tool has employed to measure these performances of IIUM wireless campus network. The observation from the simulation result could be one of the influencing factors in improving wireless services for ITD and further improvement.

  10. Performance Analysis of IIUM Wireless Campus Network

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is one of the leading universities in the world in terms of quality of education that has been achieved due to providing numerous facilities including wireless services to every enrolled student. The quality of this wireless service is controlled and monitored by Information Technology Division (ITD), an ISO standardized organization under the university. This paper aims to investigate the constraints of wireless campus network of IIUM. It evaluates the performance of the IIUM wireless campus network in terms of delay, throughput and jitter. QualNet 5.2 simulator tool has employed to measure these performances of IIUM wireless campus network. The observation from the simulation result could be one of the influencing factors in improving wireless services for ITD and further improvement

  11. 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."

  12. 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. PMID:21560268

  13. 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. PMID:27402981

  14. 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.

  15. Reducing stress on a college campus. (United States)

    Klainberg, Marilyn; Ewing, Bonnie; Ryan, Marybeth

    A variety of forces, internal and external, often impact students who are experiencing life on a college campus; these forces can lead to feelings of increased pressure and stress. To combat the negative effects of stress, faculty and administrators at a mid-size, suburban university collaborated to help students decrease their stress and assist them in attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A Stress Reduction Room (SRR) was designed, implemented, and evaluated with the goal of decreasing stress in this student population. The function of the SRR, benefits, and implications identified from the stress reduction campus initiative, are described in this paper. PMID:21510150

  16. Integrated Renewable Energy and Campus Sustainability Initiative

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    Uthoff, Jay; Jensen, Jon; Bailey, Andrew


    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.

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Dragnet? No, Internet! Campus Security on the Web. (United States)

    Fickes, Michael


    Examines college campus security's use of an Internet Web page to better inform its students and enhance campus law enforcement. The University of Richmond security Web site is provided as an example of how an interactive security system works. It notes that this system is available free to campus law enforcement agencies able to satisfy certain…

  1. 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

  2. Making Campuses More Inclusive of Transgender Students (United States)

    Beemyn, Brett Genny


    This article examines a number of areas of campus life where transgender students experience discrimination because of gender-exclusive policies and practices: health care, residence halls, bathrooms, locker rooms, records and documents, public inclusion, and programming, training, and support. The specific obstacles faced by transgender students…

  3. Hate Speech on Campus: A Practical Approach. (United States)

    Hogan, Patrick


    Looks at arguments concerning hate speech and speech codes on college campuses, arguing that speech codes are likely to be of limited value in achieving civil rights objectives, and that there are alternatives less harmful to civil liberties and more successful in promoting civil rights. Identifies specific goals, and considers how restriction of…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. Campus Values in Mate Selection: A Replication (United States)

    Hudson, John W.; Henze, lura F.


    Replicates research by Hill (1939) and McGinnis (1956) through use of questionnaire with random sample on four campuses. Concludes that values expressed currently and a generation ago show remarkable consistency. Revised version of paper presented at Rocky Muntain Social Science Association, Denver, Colorado, 1968. (CJ)

  9. 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

  10. Cults on Campus: Awareness Is Key. (United States)

    Blunt, DeRosette H.


    This article offers information and suggestions to administrators on dealing with cults on college campuses. Reasons why students are vulnerable to cults as well as cult recruitment techniques and ways to help students make informed choices are considered. Print, organizational, and videotape resources are identified. (DB)

  11. 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...

  12. 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 system…

  13. 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…

  14. Educational Specifications for the Flagstaff Campus. (United States)

    Coconino Community Coll., Flagstaff, AZ.

    Presenting specifications for the design and construction of a new campus for Arizona's Coconino Community College (CCC), this report reviews requirements related to the layout of the physical plant, the quality of building materials, and the incorporation of educational technology. The first section describes the mission of the new Flagstaff…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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.

  19. Characteristics of Successful Campus Police Officers (United States)

    Leitner, Dennis W.; Sedlacek, William E.


    Campus officers (N=52) were administered seven personality and attitude measures. Their performance was predicted on nine criterion measures, using multiple regression. Results yielded significant predictions on all criteria, but showed each criterion was associated with different, sometimes opposite characteristics. Negative racial attitudes were…

  20. Mobile Learning on the Campus and Beyond


    Dew, Niall


    E-learning and blended learning are now well established within higher education, and learning at a distance either in the workplace, at home, or elsewhere is now commonplace. The mobile revolution is being acknowledged as the next phase where student learning no longer needs to be located in fixed places within a campus, or at a pc.

  1. Improving Service Management in Campus IT Operations (United States)

    Wan, Stewart H. C.; Chan, Yuk-Hee


    Purpose: This paper aims at presenting the benefits from implementing IT service management (ITSM) in an organization for managing campus-wide IT operations. In order to improve the fault correlation from business perspectives, we proposed a framework to automate network and system alerts with respect to its business service impact for proactive…

  2. Gay Rights on Campus, circa 2011 (United States)

    Cramer, Elizabeth P.; Ford, Charles H.


    The environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, staff, and faculty on college campuses has certainly improved over the last generation, but recent dramatic episodes confirm the continuing need for vigilance and reform. Students remain the constituency most vulnerable to the effects of entrenched bigotry: the harassment…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Schiffert Health Center issues campus flu update


    Owczarski, Mark


    Cases of seasonal flu virus infection on campus have diminished, and so far the flu season has been less active than health authorities expected. Schiffert Health Center reports a much lower number of students seeking treatment for seasonal flu infections compared to the fall semester.

  8. Ready, Fire, Aim: The College Campus Gunfight (United States)

    Birnbaum, Robert


    Twenty-three State legislatures in 2011 considered bills to permit the carrying of firearms at their public institutions of higher education, and some public colleges in at least six states now allow weapons on college grounds or in college buildings. The lawful possession of guns on campus is a recent and limited phenomenon, but decisions by the…

  9. Campus Grids: Bringing Additional Computational Resources to HEP Researchers (United States)

    Weitzel, Derek; Fraser, Dan; Bockelman, Brian; Swanson, David


    It is common at research institutions to maintain multiple clusters that represent different owners or generations of hardware, or that fulfill different needs and policies. Many of these clusters are consistently under utilized while researchers on campus could greatly benefit from these unused capabilities. By leveraging principles from the Open Science Grid it is now possible to utilize these resources by forming a lightweight campus grid. The campus grids framework enables jobs that are submitted to one cluster to overflow, when necessary, to other clusters within the campus using whatever authentication mechanisms are available on campus. This framework is currently being used on several campuses to run HEP and other science jobs. Further, the framework has in some cases been expanded beyond the campus boundary by bridging campus grids into a regional grid, and can even be used to integrate resources from a national cyberinfrastructure such as the Open Science Grid. This paper will highlight 18 months of operational experiences creating campus grids in the US, and the different campus configurations that have successfully utilized the campus grid infrastructure.

  10. 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, ...

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Frequency and Correlates of Campus Crime: Missouri Public Postsecondary Institutions


    Seunghee Han


    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 correlated with campus crime.Han, Seunghee. (2013). Frequency and Correlates of Campus Crime: Missouri Public Postsecondary Institutions. International ...

  15. Hate Crimes on Campus: Racial/Ethnic Diversity and Campus Safety (United States)

    Stotzer, Rebecca L.; Hossellman, Emily


    Colleges and universities across the US have prioritized minority enrollments in their recruitment strategies, but theories offer to possible outcomes of increasing diversity on campus--increased racial harmony or increased racial tension. This study examines the impact of racial diversity on the reported number of hate crimes that occur on…

  16. 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; however, threats…


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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.

  18. Contemporary Responses to Violent Attacks on College Campuses (United States)

    Sulkowski, Michael L.; Lazarus, Philip J.


    In this article, the authors review efforts to increase the availability of crime data to students and parents, utilize security technologies on campus, allow members of campus communities to carry concealed weapons, use criminal or potential shooter profiling, employ threat assessment techniques, and implement emergency response plans to address…

  19. Ready to Respond: Case Studies in Campus Safety and Security (United States)

    Hyatt, James A.


    Is your campus primed for the next big emergency? The National Campus Safety and Security Project (NCSSP), led by NACUBO, sought to help colleges and universities develop comprehensive emergency management plans that address the four phases of emergency management: prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. A major component of…

  20. 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…

  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Campus Mentors: A New Clinical Practice Model for Teacher Education (United States)

    Wasburn-Moses, Leah


    Campus Mentors is a unique new partnership between a school district and a local university created to benefit both pre-service teachers and students at risk. The model is an on-campus alternative school targeting youth at risk. It is effective, cost-efficient, and mutually beneficial. Data collected over three years indicate a positive impact on…

  6. 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)

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Date Rape: Hidden Epidemic Makes Campuses Unsafe for Women. (United States)

    O'Brien, Eileen M.


    Date and acquaintance rape may be more prevalent on college campuses than in other environments, and colleges are struggling to confront the issue. Sexism and racism contribute to underreporting of and misconceptions about sexual abuse in college settings. Policies, programs, and procedures for combating sexual assaults on campus are recommended.…

  11. 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…

  12. Campus Vandalism: It's More than Graffiti on the Wall. (United States)

    Phillip, Mary-Christine


    Campus vandalism has become extremely costly for colleges and universities. Most vandalism occurs on weekends and during special events and is committed by both students and outsiders. Its results affect the entire campus community, either immediately or in increased costs. Successful preventive measures include penalties, police patrols, and good…

  13. 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…

  14. Campus Racial Climate Policies: The View from the Bottom Up. (United States)

    Miller, Michelle Hughes; Anderson, Rick; Cannon, Julie Harms; Perez, Eduardo; Moore, Helen A.


    Reviews debates over campus multicultural goals from the perspectives of university officials and 433 students. The role of campus experiences and diverse racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds in shaping these opinions was considered. Findings demonstrate important patterns in student policy attitudes linked to racial/ethnic status.…

  15. Perceptions of the Campus Climate for Nonreligious Students (United States)

    Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Mayhew, Matthew J.; Bowman, Nicholas A.


    Based on a campus climate survey involving 633 respondents from two institutions, this study examined perceptions of nonreligious acceptance on campus as a function of students' religious identification and strength of commitment to worldview. The findings suggest that atheist students are less inclined than are their peers to perceive a positive…

  16. 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…

  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. The Relationship between Social Capital and Weapon Possession on Campus (United States)

    Messer, Rachel H.; Bradley, Kristopher I.; Calvi, Jessica L.; Kennison, Shelia M.


    The present research focused on the problem of how college officials might be able to predict weapon possession on college campuses. We hypothesized that measures of social capital (i.e., trust and participation in society) may be useful in identifying individuals who are likely to possess weapons on campuses. Prior research has shown that those…

  19. 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…

  20. Branch Campus Librarianship with Minimal Infrastructure: Rewards and Challenges (United States)

    Knickman, Elena; Walton, Kerry


    Delaware County Community College provides library services to its branch campus community members by stationing a librarian at a campus 5 to 20 hours each week, without any more library infrastructure than an Internet-enabled computer on the school network. Faculty and students have reacted favorably to the increased presence of librarians.…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. A practice case study on green campus road

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    Yin Jing


    In this article the green campus road practice of Shandong JiaoTong University is taken as an example,and some simple green technical measures in special regional are summarized such as the road net organization,the road pavement way,the road drainage and the road lighting. A campus road model with the cultural and comfort and harmonious using simple local materials, some common technology and in low cost is created. The original campus resource is as far as possible to be protected and utilized. The natural environment is less destroyed. The campus road is convenient and characteristic. The article is aim to provides some thoughts and references to other campus road design.

  5. Enabling Campus Grids with Open Science Grid Technology (United States)

    Weitzel, Derek; Bockelman, Brian; Fraser, Dan; Pordes, Ruth; Swanson, David


    The Open Science Grid is a recognized key component of the US national cyber-infrastructure enabling scientific discovery through advanced high throughput computing. The principles and techniques that underlie the Open Science Grid can also be applied to Campus Grids since many of the requirements are the same, even if the implementation technologies differ. We find five requirements for a campus grid: trust relationships, job submission, resource independence, accounting, and data management. The Holland Computing Center's campus grid at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was designed to fulfill the requirements of a campus grid. A bridging daemon was designed to bring non-Condor clusters into a grid managed by Condor. Condor features which make it possible to bridge Condor sites into a multi-campus grid have been exploited at the Holland Computing Center as well.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Campus Computing Grid


    Smith, Preston M.


    Any major research institution has a substantial number of computer systems on its campus, often in the scale of tens of thousands. Given that a large amount of scientific computing is appropriate for execution in an opportunistic environment, a campus grid is an inexpensive way to build a powerful computational resource. What is missing, though, is a model for making an informed decision on the cost-effectives of a campus grid. In this thesis, the author describes a model for measuring the c...

  12. A Wireless LAN Bridging Solution Based on Campus Network

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    LIU Hang; MAO Yu-ming


    This paper presents a creative wireless LAN (WLAN) bridging solution, concentrating on the overall realization of a well designed interconnection. This solution integrates effective traffic insulation, intended access control, and required address translation without interfering with the vested interest of internet service provider (ISP). The specific solution can be widely applied on the campus-dorm (off campus)-ISP internetworking mode, where it is hard to implement wired link between campus network and dorm network in terms of cost and existing environmental constraints.

  13. 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。

  14. III jornada Campus Virtual UCM: Innovación en el Campus Virtual metodologías y herramientas


    Fernández-Valmayor Crespo, Alfredo, ed. lit.; Fernández-Pampillón Cesteros, Ana; Merino Granizo, Jorge, ed. lit.


    Al finalizar el curso 2005-06 el Campus Virtual de la Universidad Complutense ha cumplido su tercer año de existencia. Durante este tiempo, el Campus Virtual de la UCM se ha consolidado como una de las principales herramientas de trabajo de profesores y alumnos de esta universidad: durante este curso 2005-06 más de la mitad de los alumnos matriculados en la UCM y más de una tercera parte de sus profesores han hecho un uso intenso del Campus Virtual para apoyar su actividad doce...

  15. Library Services to University Branch Campuses: The Ohio State Experience (United States)

    Schmidt, C. James; And Others


    The Ohio State University Main Library acquires and processes books, on a cost-supported contract basis, for each of four regional campus undergraduate libraries. The article describes requirements, rationale, and procedures, and diagrams procedural flow. (Author/NH)

  16. 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

  17. 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)

  18. 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.

  19. Personal Correlates Impacting Job Satisfaction Among Campus Recreational Sport Employees

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    Craig M. Ross


    Full Text Available This study examined campus recreational sport professional staff job satisfaction in relation to demographic and various work-related variables. The results of the regression analysis suggest that education, position title, salary, and years of full-time experience in the field and current position impacted job satisfaction and are significant predictors of the level of professional staff overall job satisfaction in campus recreational sport.

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

  1. Improvements in the campus life orientation for new international students


    岡, 益巳


    When I was assigned to the Advising and Counseling Section of the International Student Center in Novermber 1999, I found out that a campus life orientation for new international students had only ever been given to intensive Japanese language trainees who were under the care of the Center, and not to other students who were enrolled with other faculties and graduate schools at Okayama University. I succeeded in setting up a campus life orientation for all new international students studying ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Determinants Affecting User Satisfaction with Campus Portal Services in Korea

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    Hyung Seok Lee


    Full Text Available Campus portals have attracted a great deal of interest among universities, as they are considered a source of competition superiority. This is because universities wish to project the impression that they offer the most convenient service and excel in the field of Information Technology — this allows them to attract superior students. The increase in the number of universities currently offering campus portal services, and assessments of user satisfaction with these services, are increasingly recognized as important research subjects. This study assesses the relationships between end - use r satisfaction with campus portal services, and the degree of influence of this factor. In this study, user satisfaction with campus portal services was determined by assessing end user satisfaction factors, in accordance with the method developed previous ly by Doll and Tor k zadeh. Additionally, usability, playfulness, design, and support service were established as preceding factors influencing user satisfaction. The results of this study showed that us er ability, playfulness, design, and su pport service influence user satisfaction. This study is meaningful in that it provides information and matters for consideration regarding the improvement and maintenance of campus portal services

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

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


    Supporting the learning process for off-campus and on-line students is needed to establish a structured and motivated competence development. New pedagogical format - i.e. pedagogical resources, scenarios, composing, activities and technological support - has been developed to strengthen...... the individual learning process. Experiences from distance education in individual learning are fine since individual learning responsibilities are natural leaving out alternative learning options. On-campus students did not benefit from the new method and especially the challenges expected to support...... 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...

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

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    Borch, Ole; Knudsen, Morten; Rokkjær, Ole


    Supporting the learning process for off-campus and on-line students is needed to establish a structured and motivated competence development. New pedagogical format - i.e. pedagogical resources, scenarios, composing, activities and technological support - has been developed to strengthen...... the individual learning process. Experiences from distance education in individual learning are fine since individual learning responsibilities are natural leaving out alternative learning options. On-campus students did not benefit from the new method and especially the challenges expected to support...... 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...

  9. 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.

  10. Solar pergola in campus of Science Faculties; Pergula solar no campus da faculdades de ciencias

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    Serra, J. M.; Brito, M. C.; Maia Alves, J.; Nunes, F.; Gamboa, R. M.; Vallera, A. M.


    Among the systems for production of electricity based on renewable energies, photovoltaic systems are one of the most promising technologies. In Europe, the grid connected photovoltaic market is in strong expansion in particular due to the feed-in tariffs policies for incentive to the dissemination of solar electricity. In order to further interest the public in these technologies, the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon is developing a demonstration project for a small PV system, integrated in a pergola to be placed in a garden of the campus of the faculty, next to the Garden of the Campo Grande, which is presently in requalification process. This demonstration project includes the presentation in real time, on the world wide web, of the different system parameters, such as produced energy, CO2 mitigation, etc. (Author)

  11. Video Teleconferencing in the Compounding Laboratory Component of a Dual-Campus Doctor of Pharmacy Program


    Robertson, Jennifer L.; Shrewsbury, Robert P.


    Objectives. To design, implement, and assess the effectiveness of using a live video teleconferencing system to connect the main campus and a satellite campus during laboratory compounding exercises in a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program.

  12. The Impact of the Campus Culture on Students' Civic Activities, Values, and Beliefs (United States)

    Billings, Meredith S.; Terkla, Dawn Geronimo


    A supportive campus culture is critical to institutionalizing civic engagement and instilling the principles of active citizenship. This chapter explores a model that quantitatively measures the impact of the campus environment on civic engagement outcomes.

  13. 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.

  14. Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor David Kliger


    Kliger, David; Reti, Irene


    In 1971, David Kliger arrived at UC Santa Cruz as a young chemistry professor and affiliate of Kresge College. In 2010, he stepped down from his position as Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC), although he is still a faculty member in chemistry and remains very engaged with his Kliger Research Group. Over the past forty years, Kliger has served the campus in a variety of administrative capacities: as chair of the Board of Studies (Department) of Chemistry from 1985-1988, chair o...

  15. The use of local data in ESRI Virtual Campus

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    Staunstrup, Jan Kloster; Hedegaard, Torben


    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...... make the training more rewarding for the individuals involved. We would like to present our results so far, to the European ESRI user community, together with some work still in progress. We believe, that our experience, and our work together with the very kind and cooperative Virtual Campus...

  16. Memoria del campus de la ingeniería: 2014


    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena


    En la edición 2014, hemos decidido realizar este libro para que queden recogidas a modo de Memoria y Acta las actividades desarrolladas en el Campus de la Ingeniería. Como todas nuestras acciones, pretende un objetivo, en este caso, disponer de un conjunto muy variado de ejemplos de talleres de divulgación tecnológicos, en los que de forma muy creativa se muestran diferentes fórmulas de enseñar y divulgar dirigida a un conjunto de alumnos de una muy amplia franja de edades. El Campus de la In...

  17. El Campus virtual de la universidad complutense de Madrid.


    Alfredo , Fernández-Valmayor; Jesús Cristobal; Antonio Navarro; Ana Fernández-Pampillón; Jorge Merino; Miguel Peralta; Yolanda Roldán


    Hoy en día el uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación se encuentra plenamente integrado en muchos procesos docentes. Uno de estos usos se concreta en la utilización de sistemas de gestión de cursos en las universidades, donde sirven de soporte a lo que podríamos denominar campus virtuales. Este artículo describe el Campus Virtual de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, incidiendo en los factores claves que han impulsado su desarrollo.

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


    Ismaila R. Abubakar; Faez S. Al-Shihri; Ahmed, Sayed M


    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 c...

  19. Campus-Based Community Service: New Populism or "Smoke and Mirrors"? (United States)

    Theus, Kathryn T.


    Student voluntarism on many campuses is prompting politicians to offer new incentives on the local, state, and national levels. Campus Compact and Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL), two community service organizations, are described. Federal legislation to create a national domestic Peace Corps is discussed. (MLW)

  20. Dating Can Be Dangerous: A Program Assessing Student Attitudes on Campus. (United States)

    Floerchinger, Debra S.

    The incidence of date or acquaintance rape is well documented on the college campus, and the importance of campus programs on issues such as date rape, communication, alcohol and drug education, assertiveness, and sex role stereotyping for men and women is indisputable. One program, presented on a small campus during November 1988, presented…

  1. 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…

  2. Indicators of Faculty and Staff Perceptions of Campus Safety: A Case Study (United States)

    Woolfolk, Willie A.


    The study addressed the problem of a critical increase in campus crime between 1999 and 2009, a period during which overall crime in the United States declined. Further the research explored the perceptions of campus safety among faculty and staff at an institution where campus safety initiatives are nationally ranked as exemplary and incidents of…

  3. On Campus with Women, No. 24, Summer/Fall 1979. (United States)

    Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.

    Addressed in this issue are: Title IX (right to sue, coverage of employment, a women's reentry program in violation of the law, law students filing a complaint, and disclosure of campus policies); sports (males on female teams, a statewide women's sports group, the average woman and sports, and a bibliography); employment (race preference in…

  4. 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…

  5. Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education (United States)

    Drysdale, Diana A.; Modzeleski, William; Simons, Andre B.


    On the third anniversary of the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Bureau of Investigation released this study of targeted violence incidents on U.S. campuses of higher learning. The three entities wanted to know how the prevalence of the incidents of targeted violence affect…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Faculty Attitudes Toward Regulating Speech on College Campuses. (United States)

    Dey, Eric L.; Hurtado, Sylvia


    This study used data from a 1992-93 national survey of college teaching faculty (n=29,771) to examine attitudes toward institutional attempts to regulate racist and sexist on-campus speech. Most faculty supported prohibition of hate speech but were less likely to support administrators' right to ban extreme speakers. Unanticipated patterns were…

  12. Hate Crimes and Violence on College and University Campuses. (United States)

    Stage, Frances K.; Downey, John P.


    The growing problem of hate crime on college campuses is addressed. Characteristics of hate speech and hate crime are distinguished; types of offenders, scope of the problem, and related legal issues are discussed. A model for development of campuswide multiculturalism is presented among several recommendations for administrators. (Author/EMK)

  13. Investigating Black Gay Male Undergraduates' Experiences in Campus Residence Halls (United States)

    Strayhorn, Terrell L.; Mullins, Taris G.


    This qualitative study sought to understand the challenges that Black gay male undergraduates confront in campus residence halls and the supports that enabled their success in facing them. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 29 participants, we found that Black gay men report varied encounters with subtle and overt forms of racism among White…

  14. 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…

  15. Collective Action Competence: An Asset to Campus Sustainability (United States)

    Clark, Charlotte R.


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to operationalize theories of social learning and collective action for campus sustainability practitioners at higher education institutions (IHEs) to enhance their work, and to introduce the concept of collective action competence as a practical tool. Design/methodology/approach: This paper presents a…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Advancing the Spatially Enabled Smart Campus, Final Report


    Janelle, Donald G.; Kuhn, Werner; Gould, Michael; Lovegreen, Maureen


    The meeting on Advancing the Spatially Enabled Smart Campus (Santa Barbara CA, 11-12 Dec 2013) yielded four principal outcomes: First, it brought together experts from diverse fields (e.g., sustainable development, building information management systems, geographic information systems, library information science, computer science, geography, spatial cognition, and education), providing opportunities to build collaborative relationships that, beginning with this report,...

  1. Virtual Campus – Trends and Perspectives in Germany

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    J. Wedekind; P. Zentel; K. Bett; D. Meister; U. Rinn


    textabstractIn the last few years in Germany virtual campus initiatives have been funded considerably. In our paper we will give a review of comments and recommendations of the advisory boards in higher education policy and of the various funding schemes on the level of the federal states and the fe

  2. The Resilience of LGBTQIA Students on Delhi Campuses


    Krishan, Anjali; Rastogi, Apurva; Singh, Suneeta; Malik, Lakshita


    This study finds that college-going Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual (LGBTQIA) persons on Delhi campuses face a highly discriminatory context of adversity, which makes their desired outcome for acceptance virtually impossible to achieve. Using the mixed-methods resilience research approach, this project examines how they negotiate through these challenges to reach so...

  3. 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,…

  4. What Are College Students' Perceptions about Campus Safety? (United States)

    Chekwa, Charles; Thomas, Eugene, Jr.; Jones, Valerie James


    Crime and violence on college and university campuses have found their way into the media spotlight. As a result, criminal and violent acts have become issues that warrant research. We discuss literature focused on the potential contributing factors that may lead to violent behavior. Additionally, we review legislation intended to protect students…

  5. Don't Delay Questions on Campus Construction (United States)

    Gainsboro, Dan


    Most campus building projects are high-stakes ventures that, if not correctly planned, may be accompanied by cost overruns, schedule delays, unhappy stakeholders, diminished political goodwill, delays in new programs, or even the forfeiture of a donor gift. The key to managing complexity, reducing risk, and saving time and money lies in one…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. Managing Sustainability Communication on Campus: Experiences from Luneburg (United States)

    Franz-Balsen, Angela; Heinrichs, Harald


    Purpose: Sustainability communication is evolving as a new interdisciplinary field of research and professional practice. The purpose of this paper is to point out the advantage of applying theoretical frameworks and related research instruments for an adequate sustainability communication management on campus. It also aims to highlight the…

  10. Generating Social Change through Community-Campus Collaboration (United States)

    Nichols, Naomi; Gaetz, Stephen; Phipps, David


    In this article, a qualitative case study approach was used to explore the changes that community-campus collaborations stimulate. The authors document the "processes of interaction" (Spaapen & van Drooge, 2011) through which collaborations seek to contribute to positive social change, highlighting the outputs, outcomes, and…

  11. 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?,…

  12. 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)

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.

  16. Acquaintance Rape on College Campuses: A Review of the Literature. (United States)

    Kier, Frederick J.

    Although research on acquaintance, or date rape, dates back to the late 1950's, only recently has the literature in this area focused on prevention. In addition, although research has shown that, conservatively, 1 out of 10 women on university campuses has been raped by someone with whom she is familiar, little appears to have been done about the…

  17. Acquaintance Rape on Campus: A Model for Institutional Response. (United States)

    Burling, Philip

    This booklet explains the actions that college or university administrators should take to prevent or respond to incidents of acquaintance rape ("date rape") on campus. It outlines specific preventive measures, risk management procedures, and internal disciplinary procedures for acquaintance rape cases. Institutions should define acquaintance rape…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Campus Safety and Student Privacy Issues in Higher Education (United States)

    Burnett, Kristen Slater


    The purpose of this study is to delve into, and further understand, the perceptions of higher education administrators when they experience having to simultaneously balance the issues of campus safety and student privacy. The research surveyed approximately 900 (with 147 returns) administrators who self-identified as having a role in incidents of…

  1. Kids' Tech University returns to campus with spring semester program


    Bland, Susan


    As the nation's top government officials target efforts to help better prepare America's students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subject areas, a program at Virginia Tech that is the realization of these efforts is gearing up for a new semester of on-campus activities.

  2. International Students' Enhanced Academic Performance: Effects of Campus Resources (United States)

    Banjong, Delphine N.


    This article investigates international students' challenges, such as financial, English proficiency, loneliness/homesickness in the United States. In addition, it assesses how these students coped with such difficulties by making use of resources on campus, such as an international center, writing center, counseling center, and the student…

  3. 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…

  4. Reconsidering Campus Diversity: An Examination of Muslim Students' Experiences (United States)

    Cole, Darnell; Ahmadi, Shafiqa


    This study examined whether Muslim students' college experiences, GPA, and satisfaction were different from their non-Muslim peers. Muslim students were more engaged in diversity-related activities, but were less satisfied with their college experience than Jewish students. The implications suggest extending the scope of campus diversity beyond…

  5. Perceptions of Female Muslim Students Who Veil: Campus Religious Climate (United States)

    Seggie, Fatma Nevra; Sanford, Gretchen


    This article is based on a small qualitative case study that examined the perceptions of undergraduate Muslim American and Muslim international female students regarding the campus religious climate in a predominantly Christian four-year research university. Specifically, it seeks to understand the opportunities and challenges of female Muslim…

  6. Spiritual Development Differences between Online and on Campus College Students (United States)

    Comeaux, Russell Mark


    The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore spiritual development differences between online and on-campus students. For this study, spiritual maturation was measured by the locus of authority and view of self and others, primarily as measured by the God Image Scales. The assumption was that development is marked by a shift in locus of…

  7. 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…

  8. 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)

  9. 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,…

  10. Suggested Steps to Make Campuses More Trans-Inclusive (United States)

    Beemyn, Brett Genny; Domingue, Andrea; Pettitt, Jessica; Smith, Todd


    To assist colleges and universities in becoming more supportive of transgender people, the authors, who work in campus LGBT student services, offer practical recommendations in areas where gender-variant students, staff, and faculty are likely to encounter discrimination. These areas include health care, residence halls, bathrooms, locker rooms,…

  11. 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…

  12. Managing the university campus: Information to support real estate decisions

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Den Heijer, A.C.


    In the past decade managing the university campus has become more complex and challenging, with many more stakeholders, opportunities and threats to consider. Decreasing public involvement and funding for universities puts pressure on the internal allocation of resources, comparing investments in re

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Reshaping Campus Scheduling Guidelines through Collaboration, Outreach, and Education (United States)

    Malmgren, Carol; Themanson, Jennifer


    Analysis of classroom use and utilization data provides essential information for strategic space planning. However, efforts to improve use and/or utilization metrics can be thwarted by ingrained cultural practices, campus politics, lack of understanding, failure to recognize the impact to programmatic needs, absence of a coordinated campus…

  16. College Presidents' Views on Trends and Issues on Their Campuses. (United States)

    Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985


    College presidents' reported perceptions of the five-year forecast for their campuses are tabulated on: current political environment for higher education; critical issues at their institutions; and level of demand on their attention of academic and financial conditions, student services, and recruitment, compensation, and morale of faculty and…

  17. Mediation: An Emerging Form of Dispute Resolution on College Campuses. (United States)

    Hayes, James A.; Balogh, Cynthia P.


    Surveyed National Association of Student Personnel Administrators member institutions (N=704) to determine existence and characteristics of student affairs mediation programs. Found 29 campuses had established formal mediation programs. Argues that establishing formal mediation programs provides many institutional benefits. (Author/CM)

  18. 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…

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

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    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.

  20. 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…

  1. Global Expansion of International Branch Campuses: Managerial and Leadership Challenges (United States)

    Lane, Jason E.


    In this chapter, the author outlines the growth of international branch campuses (IBCs) over the past fifty years and discusses some of the major management and leadership challenges associated with creating and sustaining IBCs. Part one of the chapter provides a discussion of the global expansion of IBCs. The second part focuses on the…

  2. 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…

  3. Crimes on Campus: Act Now before a Violent Crime Occurs. (United States)

    Carpenter, John J.


    The article reports on a 1989-90 survey which examined the campus crime rate and perceived issues at 219 colleges and universities. Institutional liability is addressed; and ways to reduce liability are recommended, including distributing notices to keep room doors and windows locked, conducting crime prevention workshops, and increasing security…

  4. The Campus Executive's Role in Security and Liability Issues. (United States)

    Bromley, Max; Territo, Leonard


    Executives at institutions of higher education have become increasingly concerned about serious crimes being committed on their campuses. The liability issue, criminal activity information, physical security and design issues, student patrol escorts, crime prevention training, and task force development are discussed. (MLW)

  5. Is Campus Activism Dead--or Just Misguided? (United States)

    Spanier, Graham


    With the average age of college presidents a hair above 60 years old, a large portion of today's campus leaders were undergraduate or graduate students during the heightened years of protest in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a student during those protest-laden times, the author spoke out about peace, the Vietnam War, civil rights, and the status…

  6. Toward a Better "Big House": Black Students on Catholic Campuses. (United States)

    Branch, Edward B.


    Discusses problems confronting black students on Catholic college campuses; e.g., isolation of students in their departments, failure of the college to reinforce a sense of dignity and worth among black students, surrender of social life for academic success, and student reluctance to take advantage of support structures. (DMM)

  7. Faculty and Staff: The Weather Radar of Campus Climate. (United States)

    Somers, Patricia; Cofer, James; Austin, Jan L.; Inman, Dean; Martin, Tim; Rook, Steve; Stokes, Tim; Wilkinson, Leah


    The campus climate for faculty and staff is one of change and uncertainty. College faculty are varied and bring to their work diverse perspectives. They are challenged to redefine their work, assimilate interdisciplinary and active learning techniques into their repertoires, and deal with a new population of students. Nonteaching staff may find…

  8. 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…

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

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    Michaelsen, Lisbet


    of the presentation is about using our Campus as a living lab. CAS will try to support sustainability initiatives or projects from researchers and students. We are willing to share our data and if possible to try out - or test new products or solutions. CAS is also keen on getting input on doing things in another...

  10. The Role of Institutional Factors on On-Campus Reported Rape Prevalence. (United States)

    Stotzer, Rebecca L; MacCartney, Danielle


    Sexual assault is a serious concern on college and university campuses across the United States. However, the institutional factors that may make campuses more or less prone to rape are poorly understood. This study utilizes routine activities theory (RAT) to examine campus-related factors across 524 four-year campuses in the United States to determine what features of a campus community are most closely associated with increased reports of sexual assault. Results suggest that the type of athletic program, the number of students who live on campus, and the institution's alcohol policy were all found to be related to reported sexual assaults. Implications for understanding campus communities and prevention of sexual assaults are discussed. PMID:25900911

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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


    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, 2005; Beemyn, Curtis, Davis, & Tubbs, 2005). This study examined the perceptions of transgender inclusion, ways in which leadership structures or entiti...

  14. Biodiversity assessment at Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) campus, Kalpakkam

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    A rapid assessment of biodiversity in the DAE campus, Kalpakkam was carried out. The entire DAE campus of 3000 acres, at Kalpakkam was divided into four representative plots comprising of different landscapes namely (1) undisturbed area with dense vegetation, (2) building area, (3) water bodies with riparian cover and (4) sandy area with meager vegetation for inventorying of charismatic terrestrial/semi-aquatic fauna viz., Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Butterflies. For birds, early morning surveys were made whereas for mammals evening and night surveys were followed. Midday sampling was followed for butterflies and other animals. Each plot was surveyed twice in a week over a period of one year (April 07' to March 08'). Totally 128 species of animals were identified during the survey and it has highlighted the potential of biodiversity in the campus. The diversity of butterflies is remarkable. Twenty-two butterfly species were encountered. Frogs, toads, lizards and snakes are also diverse. Five species of frogs and one species of toad were recorded. Lizards are more diverse than snakes. Nine species of lizards were encountered. Calotus versicolor is abundant followed by common skink. Totally five species of snakes were recorded. Among them Common bronzedback and Green Vine Snake were predominant. Seventy species of birds were recorded during the survey period. Black crowned night heron, Common house crow, Great cormorant, Oriental white ibis, Painted stork, Cattle egret, Common mynah are more common. Sixteen species of mammals were encountered during the survey. Wild cattle, Jackal, Jungle cat, Toddy cat, Crested porcupine and Indian civet are the major wildlife found. Indian civet and Crested porcupine are elusive animals that are diminishing from wild and their presence at this campus is an indication of less human intervention. (author)

  15. Virginia Tech astronaut returns to campus for Jewish Film Festival


    Elliott, Jean


    Charles Camarda, who completed his Ph.D in aerospace engineering at Virginia Tech in 1990, was aboard NASA's most recent Space Shuttle Discovery mission in August when it docked with the International Space Station. Camarda returns to campus on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to serve as a panelist following the showing of "Columbia: The Tragic Loss," an examination of the 2004 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster and a poignant tribute to Colonel Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut ever to venture into oute...

  16. Depression and Suicide Ideation Among Students Accessing Campus Healthcare


    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...

  17. 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)

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

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    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. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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,…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Landscape Tree Inventory and Management Plan for the United Company Corporate Campus, Bristol, Virginia


    Worrell, Bill


    The United Company’s corporate headquarters resides on 65 acres in a residential area just east of downtown Bristol, Virginia. The main office complex on the south side of campus is accented by a mixed landscape of trees, shrubs, and lawns. In 2008, foresters with Virginia Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech were contracted to develop a landscape tree management plan for the corporate campus. A complete tree inventory was conducted in summer 2008 to assess campus tree composition and main...

  5. Longterm Electromagnetic Field Measurements and Pollution Maps in a University Campus


    Karadağ, Teoman; Özdemir, Ali Rıza; ABBASOV, Teymuraz


    Electric field intensity emitted by electromagnetic field sources of the base stations in the campus of Inonu University and other very high frequency electromagnetic field sources' spread which are effect above at campus field were done and the frequency-based electromagnetic intensity maps of the campus were prepared. According to achieved measurement conclusions, the results were evalauted by comparing the periodical changes. The field intensity values of the electromagnetic waves which ha...

  6. 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.

  7. Strategies Study on How to Achieve Good Teaching Quality for Teachers in Multi-campus Education


    Jianchun Chen


    With the development of society and new epoch, more and more multi-campus universities come out. Many colleges and universities have more than one campus because of merging of universities and construction of university's new campus. And this has caused a series of problems. The problem about multi-campus has become a key research field in the development of higher education. It has a great effect on sustainable development of higher education in China. At present, people focus on the study o...

  8. "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

  9. 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.

  10. Dynamic analysis of the Dortmund University campus sky train


    Meisinger, Reinhold


    The Sky Train at Dortmund University campus is a driverless transit system. Cabins suspended from the elevated guideway glide along towards to their destination. The vehicles can run on the double track route at one-minute intervalls with a nominal speed of 50 km/h. The guideway consists of boxshaped steel beams with a narrow slot on bottom. With its structure it forms the inside support wheel and guidance wheel tracks for the bogies. The passenger cabins hanging on the bogies are oscillating...

  11. Memoria del campus de la ingeniería: 2015


    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena


    El Campus de Ingeniería de la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena es una suma de acciones de divulgación Tecnológica, mediante la que se pretende acercar a la sociedad las actividades del mundo de la Ingeniería y de las empresas, incorporando a estas últimas en esa importante misión. Así, es fundamental contar con un grupo suficiente de empresas innovadoras y con gran compromiso social, dentro de los diferentes sectores de la producción y los servicios, que muestren parte de sus procesos tec...

  12. SAPO campus: aprendizagem, ensino e pessoas em rede


    Ferreira, Maria de Fatima Gomes Pais


    As escolas portuguesas do ensino não superior estão dotadas com infraestruturas e equipamentos que permitem trazer o mundo para dentro da sala de aula, tornando o processo de ensino e de aprendizagem mais rico e motivador para os alunos. A adoção institucional de uma plataforma que segue os princípios da web social, o SAPO Campus (SC), definida pela abertura, partilha, integração, inovação e personalização, pode ser catalisadora de processos de mudança e inovação. O presente...

  13. Developing a course in nuclear reactor modelling and going from campus-based to web-based teaching

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    This paper presents the development of a course in nuclear reactor modelling at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. This course, part of an international master program in nuclear engineering, deals with the modelling of deterministic neutron transport, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer in nuclear cores. The objective of the course is to present the methods applied in the simulation tools used by the industry for both steady-state and transient calculations. The originality of the course lies with the fact that all the above fields are tackled in a single course and that all the fundamental algorithms, together with their approximations and limitations, are detailed. The paper also reports on a web-based teaching framework lately adopted for the course. In this configuration, the course was entirely based on using the web for all lectures, tutorials, examination, and communication with the teaching staff. All course materials were accessible on the web to all students at any time, with the lectures recorded in advance and the tutorials live broadcasted and also available for on-demand viewing. The on-site students also had the possibility to attend the tutorials in a classical campus-based teaching set-up. An evaluation of the web-based teaching methods was made possible by the fact that the course was earlier run in a campus-based format. Despite a limited number of students making difficult to draw any systematic conclusions, a deeper learning to the course concepts was perceived. (author)

  14. 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.

  15. A Comparative Case Study Analysis of Campus Violence Prevention Plans at Three Illinois Higher Education Institutions (United States)

    Brown, Wade R.


    The postsecondary acts of violence at Virginia Technical University (VT) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) forced Illinois legislators to approve the "Campus Security Enhancement Act" in 2008 (110 ILCS 12/20). The "Act" requires all private and public postsecondary education institutions to develop a Campus Violence…

  16. 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.…

  17. Towards the Development of a New Model for Best Practice and Knowledge Construction in Virtual Campuses (United States)

    Cartelli, Antonio; Stansfield, Mark; Connolly, Thomas; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios; Magalhaes, Hugo; Maillet, Katherine


    This paper reports on the work of a European Commission DG Education and Culture co-financed project PBP-VC, Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses, which is aimed at providing a deeper understanding of the key issues and critical success factors underlying the implementation of virtual campuses. The paper outlines a tentative model of issues…

  18. 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…

  19. Sticks and Stones: Why First Amendment Absolutism Fails When Applied to Campus Harassment Codes. (United States)

    Lumsden, Linda

    This paper analyzes how absolutist arguments against campus harassment codes violate the spirit of the first amendment, examining in particular the United States Supreme Court ruling in "RAV v. St. Paul." The paper begins by tracing the current development of first amendment doctrine, analyzing its inadequacy in the campus hate speech debate.…

  20. Improving Library Services to Satellite Campuses: The Case of the University of Lethbridge (United States)

    Eva, Nicole C.


    A survey was done of instructors at two satellite campuses located at a distance from the main campus of the University of Lethbridge in order to ascertain both utilization and awareness of library resources and services. Results were enlightening, indicating that lack of awareness and communication is one of the biggest obstacles for these…

  1. 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

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. Establishing International Branch Campuses: A Framework for Assessing Opportunities and Risks (United States)

    Wilkins, Stephen


    At the start of 2016, there were 230 international branch campuses operating worldwide, but of the campuses that were established since the mid-1990s, around 10 per cent have failed. The purpose of this article is to propose a framework that the strategic decision makers in higher education institutions can refer to when evaluating opportunities…

  5. 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…

  6. Implementing a Cost Effectiveness Analyzer for Web-Supported Academic Instruction: A Campus Wide Analysis (United States)

    Cohen, Anat; Nachmias, Rafi


    This paper describes the implementation of a quantitative cost effectiveness analyzer for Web-supported academic instruction that was developed in Tel Aviv University during a long term study. The paper presents the cost effectiveness analysis of Tel Aviv University campus. Cost and benefit of 3,453 courses were analyzed, exemplifying campus-wide…

  7. Student Evaluation of University Image Attractiveness and Its Impact on Student Attachment to International Branch Campuses (United States)

    Wilkins, Stephen; Huisman, Jeroen


    In many countries and regions around the world international students now weigh up the potential advantages and disadvantages of undertaking their higher education at an international branch campus rather than at a home campus located in a traditional destination such as the United States or United Kingdom. The aim of the research is to identify…

  8. 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…

  9. The Changing Shape of Technology on Campus from Ermergence to Convergence. (United States)

    Cunningham, Kevin; Rainey, Sylvia


    Explores the basics in technology convergence in making today's college and university campuses more "intelligent." Two key components required for effective technology convergence are described as are the benefits of convergence on campus safety and security and utility cost management. (GR)

  10. Development and Validation of the College Campus Environment Scale (CCES): Promoting Positive College Experiences (United States)

    Fish, Marian C.; Gefen, Dalia R.; Kaczetow, Walter; Winograd, Greta; Futtersak-Goldberg, Rachel


    One of the essential factors related to student success and satisfaction with a higher education experience is the college environment in which learning takes place. The purpose of this study was to develop a scale, the College Campus Environment Scale (CCES), to measure characteristics of college campus environments valued by students. A model…

  11. 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…

  12. Marketing Merit Aid: The Response of Flagship Campuses to State Merit Aid Programs (United States)

    Ness, Erik C.; Lips, Adam J. A.


    This study examines the differences in the portfolio of institutional scholarships and the marketing of these awards between flagship campuses with and without state merit aid programs. Using content analysis techniques to analyze institutional websites of the 16 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) flagship campuses, three thematic responses…




  14. The Impact of Working on Campus on the Academic Persistence of Freshmen. (United States)

    Beeson, Melisa J.; Wessel, Roger D.


    This longitudinal study of 3,578 matriculating freshmen at a mid-sized public doctoral university in the Midwest found that students working on campus academically persisted at higher rates from fall to spring of their first year, and year to year thereafter. Also, students who worked on campus during their first semester graduated within 6 years…

  15. "Growing" a Campus Native Species Garden: Sustaining Volunteer-Driven Sustainability (United States)

    McKinne, Kristan L.; Halfacre, Angela C.


    Purpose: This paper aims to examine the challenges of volunteer-driven college campus sustainability projects through a case study of the development of an urban native plant species garden on the College of Charleston campus in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Design/methodology/approach: The research used participant observation as the primary…

  16. From Concept to Commissioning: Planning, Design, and Construction of Campus Facilities. (United States)

    Guckert, Donald, Ed.

    To address the growing interest in campus planning, design, and construction projects, this anthology compiles articles previously published in "Facilities Manager." The beginning chapters focus on campus architecture, master planning, and project planning. The mid-section of the book offers information on the critical issues of time management,…

  17. Exploring Student Affairs Professionals' Experiences with the Campus Racial Climate at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) (United States)

    Garcia, Gina A.


    Although we know that people experience the campus racial climate differently based on their racial/ethnic identity, less is known about how they perceive the climate based on the racial/ethnic diversity of their institution and specifically within their department. Instead, the campus racial climate has largely been studied at Predominantly White…

  18. Campus Racial Climate: A Litmus Test for Faculty Satisfaction at Four-Year Colleges and Universities (United States)

    Victorino, Christine A.; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Conley, Sharon


    This article reports on a study that investigated the relationship between three dimensions of campus racial climate and faculty satisfaction with a large, nationally representative faculty sample (N = 29,169), using a multilevel structural equation model. Results indicate that campus racial climate has a large and highly significant effect upon…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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,…

  2. Campus food and beverage purchases are associated with indicators of diet quality in college students (United States)

    Pelletier, JE; Laska, MN


    Purpose To examine the association between college students' overall dietary patterns and their frequency of purchasing food and beverages from campus area venues, purchasing fast food, and bringing food from home. Design Cross-sectional Student Health and Wellness Study. Setting One community college and one public university in the Twin Cities, MN. Subjects Diverse college students living off campus (n=1,059, 59% nonwhite, mean (SD) age 22 (5) years). Measures Participants self-reported socio-demographic characteristics and frequency of purchasing food/beverages around campus, purchasing fast food, and bringing food from home. Campus area purchases included those from à la carte facilities, vending machines, beverages, and nearby restaurants/stores. Dietary outcome measures included breakfast and evening meal consumption frequency (days/week) and summary variables of fruit and vegetable, dairy, calcium, fiber, added sugar, and fat intake calculated from food frequency screeners. Analysis T-tests and linear regression examined the association between each purchasing behavior and dietary outcomes. Results Approximately 45 percent of students purchased food/beverages from at least one campus area venue ≥3 times/week. Frequent food/beverage purchasing around campus was associated with less frequent breakfast consumption and higher fat and added sugar intake, similar to fast food purchasing. Bringing food from home was associated with healthier dietary patterns. Conclusion Increasing the healthfulness of campus food environments and promoting healthy food and beverage purchasing on and around campuses may be an important target for nutrition promotion among college students. PMID:23631451

  3. 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…

  4. Examining the Complexity of the Campus Racial Climate at a Hispanic Serving Community College (United States)

    Cuellar, Marcela; Johnson-Ahorlu, Robin Nicole


    Objective: Despite the growing representation of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) among community colleges, relatively little is known about student perceptions of the campus climate at these institutions. Although perceptions of campus climate may differ by race and adversely affect students of color, most research has been conducted at…

  5. 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…

  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. 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…

  8. Examining the Influence of Campus Leadership Programs at a Catholic University (United States)

    Whitney, Rich; Meents-DeCaigny, Ellen


    This study uses the socially responsible leadership and leadership efficacy scales in the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) to examine leadership programs at one Catholic campus, and their influence on socially responsible leadership and leadership efficacy. Examining students that identified as involved in 14 campus leadership…

  9. The Future of Campus Recreation: Time for a Different Administrative Home? (United States)

    Milton, Paul R.; Roth, Lisa; Fisher, Wesley


    At the beginning of the 20th Century, collegiate campus recreation programs were moved from student controlled entities and placed under the supervision of academic or athletic departments (Milton, 2008a). As such programs grew and became more popular among the general student populations on America's college campuses, administrative oversight was…

  10. How Graduates Make Meaning of Their On-Campus Employment: A Retrospective View (United States)

    Empie, Margaret Jane


    The purpose of this qualitative study was to "explore and understand how recent college graduates made meaning of their on-campus work experience". The author interviewed graduates from a private liberal arts institution regarding how their on-campus employment impacted their academic success, overall student experience, and beginning…

  11. Influences of the Learning Environment of a Regional University Campus on its International Graduates (United States)

    Ellis, Bronwyn; Sawyer, Janet; Gill, Rod; Medlin, John; Wilson, Digby


    Staff and students at small regional campuses often consider them to be a learning environment with many advantages. Students can benefit from the opportunities for enhanced access to staff provided by factors such as small classes and a compact campus. International students from non-English-speaking backgrounds are one group for whom these…

  12. 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;…

  13. 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…

  14. 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:…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Perceptions of Leadership and Student Performance in Science from Campus Leaders in Selected High Schools (United States)

    Wilder, Sharon Mae


    This naturalistic study focused on the perceptions of leadership and student performance in science from campus leaders in three purposefully selected secondary campuses of ninth through twelfth grades. Each school had experienced an improvement in student passing rates on the science TAKS test that exceeded the state's percent improvement in…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  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. Microtremor measurements at the University of Mississippi campus (United States)

    Guo, Z.; Aydin, A.


    Microtremor measurements provide an efficient means of evaluating the site effect. Simple operation, speed and relatively low cost of this technique promoted its widespread use in research and engineering practice. The measurements of microtremor patterns were made at more than 40 points throughout the campus during several months. Generally, at each point, three recordings each with at least 1 hour duration were obtained. Additionally at three selected points, long term (continuous for 48 hours) measurements were made. H/V spectral ratio was calculated for each points to determine the predominate frequency based on which the site effect evaluation and classification were carried out. The correlation analysis of vertical, North-South and East-West spectra with weather conditions (especially wind speed and direction) were performed for each long-term measurement points. In conclusion, a site effect classification map of the campus was prepared and influence of weather changes on microtremor spectral properties was evaluated. Finn, L.W.D., 1991. Geotechnical Engineering Aspects of Microzonation, Fourth International Conference on Seismic Zonation, Stanford, California, USA, August 1991, 199-259. Nakamura, Y. (1989). A method for dynamic characteristics estimation of subsurface using microtremor on the ground surface, QR of RTRI 30, No. 1, February, 25-33. Sylvette Bonnefoy-Claudet, Stéphane Baize, Luis Fabian Bonilla, et al (2008), Site effect evaluation in the basin of Santiago de Chile using ambient noise measurements, Geophys. J. Int. 1-13.

  7. New Mexico State University Campus geothermal demonstration project

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    Cuniff, R.A.; Fisher, K.P.; Chintawongvanich, P.


    This report presents the design, construction highlights, and performance of the New Mexico State University Campus Geothermal Demonstration Project at Las Cruces, New Mexico. Construction started in July 1981, first system use was January 1982, and the system was dedicated on April 21, 1982. Included herein are summary observations after two years of use. The geothermal hot water from New Mexico State University wells is used to heat potable water, which in turn provides 83 percent of the domestic hot water on the New Mexico State University campus, as well as space heat to two buildings, and for two heated swimming pools. The original system is providing service to 30 total buildings, with two additional buildings (150,000 square feet) in process of geothermal conversion.) The system overall performance has been excellent, except for geothermal well pump problems. In terms of operating efficiency, the system has exceeded the design parameters. In spite of abnormally high costs for well and pump repairs, the system has shown a positive cost avoidance of more than $118,000 for the first year of operation. For the first two full years of operation, the system has produced a net positive cost avoidance of more than $200,000. Payback on the total investment of $1,670,000 is projected to be 6 to 10 years, depending on the future prices of natural gas and electricity.

  8. The influence of regional basic science campuses on medical students' choice of specialty and practice location: a historical cohort study


    Brokaw James J; Mandzuk Christina A; Wade Michael E; Deal Dennis W; Johnson Mary T; White Gary W; Wilson Jeffrey S; Zollinger Terrell W


    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 198...

  9. 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".

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. Adoption of the Mobile Campus in a Cyber University

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    Insook Han


    Full Text Available The advantages of mobile technologies have not been lost on higher education institutions, and they have tried to provide educational services through the use of mobile learning management system (LMS. However, offering such services does not necessarily mean that the students will adopt the new technology. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine what factors facilitate and hinder the students’ adoption of the mobile campus. The study was based on the diffusion of innovation model and compared the perceptions of mobile LMS users and nonusers. Eighty-five students in a cyber university responded to the survey, and the results revealed that even though nonusers perceived the advantages of using mobile LMS, they did not adopt the system because of its complexity and resistance. A discussion and the implications for further development of mobile LMS followed.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.


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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.

  18. Indoor radon survey in a university campus of Nigeria

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    Obed R


    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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Transport policy



    Transport is a fundamental component of all modern economies. Transport Policy presents a wide ranging collection of previously published articles which aim to provide the reader with an understanding of the main elements of transport policy.

  2. Contribución al diseño de redes campus Ethernet autoconfigurables


    Ibáñez Fernández, Guillermo


    Los conmutadores Ethernet tienen muy altas prestaciones, coste moderado y configuración mínima, lo que los hace muy adecuados para redes campus, pero los protocolos de capa dos actuales no tienen la escalabilidad suficiente para utilizarse en redes campus de tamaño medio y precisan encaminadores (routers) que compartimenten la red. Estas redes campus, de creciente tamaño, capacidad y complejidad, requieren nuevos dispositivos que superen las limitaciones de escalabilidad de los switches y la ...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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. PMID:25321932

  6. Lovable Anarchism: Campus Protest in Japan From the 1990s to Today


    Carl Cassegård


    This is a paper on the transformation of campus activism in Japan since the 1990's. Japan's so-called freeter movements (movements of young men and women lack-ing regular employment) are often said to have emerged as young people shifted their base of activism from campuses to the 'street'. However, campuses have continued to play a role in activism. Although the radical student organisations of the New Left have waned, new movements are forming among students and pre-carious university emplo...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Campus Móvil: Designing a Mobile Web 2.0 Startup for Higher Education Uses (United States)

    Kuklinski, Hugo Pardo; Brandt, Joel

    In the intersection between the mobile Internet, social software and educational environments, Campus Móvil is a prototype of an online application for mobile devices created for a Spanish university community, providing exclusive and transparent access via an institutional email account. Campus Móvil was proposed and developed to address needs not currently being met in a university community due to a lack of ubiquitous services. It also facilitates network access for numerous specialized activities that complement those normally carried out on campus and in lecture rooms using personal computers.

  10. 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.

  11. 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...... (CARE)- methodology for user-centric and co- creative campus retrofitting processes. The campus development research in Nordic countries and co-creation in retrofitting processes are discussed. The campus retrofitting cases in different countries are described by emphasising especially the methods...... 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. University receives 2009 Governor's Environmental Excellence Bronze Medal for Campus Tree Tour 2008 Event


    West, Hilary


    Virginia Tech received the 2009 Governor's Environmental Excellence Bronze Medal in the Environmental Project (Government) category for hosting the Campus Tree Tour 2008 tree planting event in Blacksburg on Oct. 21, 2008.

  15. 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.

  16. Students’ perspectives on promoting healthful food choices from campus vending machines: a qualitative interview study


    Ali, Habiba I.; Jarrar, Amjad H.; Abo-El-Enen, Mostafa; Al Shamsi, Mariam; Al Ashqar, Huda


    Background Increasing the healthfulness of campus food environments is an important step in promoting healthful food choices among college students. This study explored university students’ suggestions on promoting healthful food choices from campus vending machines. It also examined factors influencing students’ food choices from vending machines. Methods Peer-led semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with 43 undergraduate students (33 females and 10 males) recruited from stud...

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


    S.Y. Kong; Aniza Abdul Aziz; Rao, S P; Nila Inangda


    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 institution...

  18. Becoming a Good Neighbor: Befriending Instructional Designers and Campus Distance Learning Folks


    Walz, Anita; Metko, Stefanie


    Presented at the 17th Annual Distance Library Services Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. On our campus, a bridge connects the main library and the university group which operates the campus learning management system (LMS), trains faculty to use educational technologies, and collaborates directly with faculty who are exploring teaching online. Two librarians were tasked with developing a positive working relationship with the units in this group. This poster explores a handful of stories exhib...

  19. A comparative study on campus sustainability in higher education sector in Hong Kong and Finland


    Law, Cheuk Yan


    This thesis presents a comparative study examining the practices of campus sustainability in Higher Education Sectors between Hong Kong and Finland. Campus sustainability is a trend during the last decade as a result of numerous declarations and meetings for sustainable development in Higher education all over the world. In this thesis, the investigated areas are focused on environmental sustainability and Social sustainability. This study used the content analysis method to anal...

  20. Investigation on QoS of Campus-wide WiFi Networks


    Sulaiman, Norrozila; Yaakub, Che Yahaya


    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. Th...

  1. A systemic framework for managing e-learning adoption in campus universities: individual strategies in context


    Russell, Carol


    There are hopes that new learning technologies will help to transform university learning and teaching into a more engaging experience for twenty-first-century students. But since 2000 the changes in campus university teaching have been more limited than expected. I have drawn on ideas from organisational change management research to investigate why this is happening in one particular campus university context. My study examines the strategies of individual lecturers for adopting e-learning ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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。

  5. 无线网络在校园网中的应用%Wireless Network Application in Campus Network

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    Network is an important devices for university campus with frequent exchange of information. With the rapid development of information, notebook computers, smart phones and other wireless terminals of the rapid spread, traditional network has been unable to meet the teachers and students anytime, anywhere access to network browse information and query needs. At the same time, with the rap- id development of wireless networks, a large number of devices available, the cost of building a substantial decline in the wireless net- work, campus wireless network applications. Teachers and students use wireless products with wireless devices visit and transport infor- mation anytime,anywhere in campus. In this paper,we will analysis of wireless networks in the application and practice within institu- tions of higher learning.%校园无线网络较传统有线网络具有无缝覆盖、易扩展、维护费用低、移动灵活的优势。校园无线网络应用在室内场所和室外场所。建设校园无线网络时,主要考虑无线网络覆盖和无线网络应用范围。考虑到网络扩展的要求,校园无线网络系统应保证其安全性、移动性以及与有线的无缝连接。强大的数据加密与安全的认证方式并不能确保无线网络的绝对安全,网络管理人员也要提高安全防范意识,加强网络用户的管理与监控。只有做到无线网络与有线网络的完美结合,相互弥补缺陷,才能使整个网络系统更加完善。

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Fermilab Muon Campus g-2 Cryogenic Distribution Remote Control System (United States)

    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. Because each subsystem has to be far away from each other and be placed in the distant location, 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.

  12. Transient Hydraulic Tomography at the North Campus Research Site, University of Waterloo (United States)

    Berg, S. J.; Illman, W. A.


    Delineating the subsurface distribution of hydraulic conductivity (K) and specific storage (Ss) is of great importance in many areas of hydrogeology, especially for water supply and contaminant transport investigations. However, acquiring reliable distributions of such hydraulic parameters is often difficult and expensive. Hydraulic tomography has recently been proposed as an alternative to traditional geostatistical methods for imaging subsurface K and Ss distributions. The technique has been tested by various researchers using synthetic simulations and laboratory experiments. It has also been evaluated in the field at a number of sites in different geologic settings. Recently, we conducted transient hydraulic tomography (THT) at the North Campus Research Site (NCRS) situated at the University of Waterloo in a highly heterogeneous glaciofluvial aquifer-aquitard sequence. A plot measuring 15 m by 15 m and approximately 18 m deep was instrumented with four, 7-channel Continuous Multichannel Tubing (CMT) wells consisting of a total of 28 observation ports. Each observation port was instrumented with a pressure transducer to record the response of the system to pumping. These 4 CMT wells were situated in a square pattern with a multi-screen pumping well (eight pumping screens, one every two meters) located in the center. To date, 7 intervals along the center well have been pumped using a straddle-packer system. We interpreted 3 of the 7 pumping tests using two different approaches. In the first approach, the 3 pumping tests were analyzed via THT to obtain the K and Ss distributions (or tomograms) without including any available K measurements from the permeameter analysis of core samples for purposes of conditioning. In the second approach, we conducted the THT analysis by conditioning the K and Ss tomograms with available small scale data. Results to date show that K and Ss tomograms are consistent with site geology and other small scale measurements from the site.

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. College Students or Criminals? A Postcolonial Geographic Analysis of the Social Field of Whiteness at an Urban Community College Branch Campus and Suburban Main Campus (United States)

    Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; White, Julie A.


    Objective: This study illustrates how external factors of urban and suburban racializations contribute to criminalization and surveillance of an urban community college campus and bus shelters surrounding it. Method: A postcolonial geographic research design is used to analyze geographic and qualitative data. Results: Results show that an urban…

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. School Transportation. (United States)

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    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…

  19. 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....

  20. 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".

  1. Construction of Campus Cloud Service Platform%构建校园云服务平台

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    利业鞑; 杨翀


    In order to achieve sharing of university resources and make full use of equipment resources, improve efficiency and reduce duplication and investment, uses cloud computing to build the campus cloud services platform and integrates the campus application services and level of pri- vate cloud solutions, to achieve high efficiency, low cost, resource sharing of a modem digital campus.%为了实现大学资源的共享,充分利用现有设备资源,提高效率,减少重复投资,使用云计算,建立校园云服务平台,整合校园应用服务和水平的私有云解决方案,以建设高效率,低成本。资源共享的现代数字化校园。

  2. Immunizations for the college student: a campus perspective of an outbreak and national and international considerations. (United States)

    Kumar, Ashir; Murray, Dennis L; Havlichek, Daniel H


    Although vaccine-preventable diseases have declined to record-low levels in the United States, infectious disease "epidemics" on college campuses continue. A large student body with variable immunization status makes a college campus fertile ground for the spread of communicable diseases. The presence of international students and an increasingly large number of students traveling abroad make it essential that individuals charged with defining and instituting health-related policies for the university have knowledge about health issues occurring in foreign countries as well. Several safe and effective vaccines are available that offer protection to young adults from a variety of infectious diseases in the United States. Because vaccine-preventable diseases can cause both human and economic problems for colleges and universities, administrators should take steps to assure that the students on college campuses benefit from these vaccines. PMID:15748933

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

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


    ’s own pace and to revisit the learning material (e.g. recorded presentations and video demonstrations of exercises). The technical concept of Virtual Campus Hub may be reused in the future by other institutions who wish to add their services or start new collaboration environments. It is thus highly......Four technical universities in Europe work together in the EU-funded project Virtual Campus Hub (FP7 RI-283746, to lower the technical barriers for cross-border collaboration. Universities have many connections to the outside world (e.g. to other universities, to joint...... 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. The Identification of Key Issues in the Development of Sustainable e-Learning and Virtual Campus Initiatives (United States)

    Stansfield, Mark; Connolly, Thomas; Cartelli, Antonio; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios; Magalhaes, Hugo; Maillet, Katherine


    This paper explores a number of key issues that have been identified as being important in the identification and evaluation of best practice within the context of e-learning and virtual campuses. The "Promoting Best Practice in Virtual Campuses" (PBP-VC) project is a two year European Commission Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency…


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    ZainabRasheed Mirza


    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.

  8. 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…

  9. The Challenges of Leading an International Branch Campus: The "Lived Experience" of In-Country Senior Managers (United States)

    Healey, Nigel M.


    In recent years, an increasing number of major universities have set up international branch campuses (IBCs). There are now more than 200 IBCs, with more under development. Little is known about the unique challenges that face IBC managers, who are normally seconded from the home university to set up and operate the satellite campus in a new and…

  10. The Environmental Self-Audit for Campus-Based Organizations: A Quick and Easy Guide to Environmental Compliance. (United States)

    New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Albany.

    This guide is intended to help public and not-for-profit campus-based organizations in New York State to comply with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. The environmental self-audit serves as a basic diagnostic tool for campus-based organizations (centralized schools, colleges/universities, correctional facilities, mental health…

  11. Does University Campus Experience Develop Motivation to Lead or Readiness to Lead among Undergraduate Students? "A Malaysian Perspective" (United States)

    Hamid, Jamaliah Abdul; Krauss, Steven E.


    Do students' experiences on university campuses cultivate motivation to lead or a sense of readiness to lead that does not necessarily translate to active leadership? To address this question, a study was conducted with 369 undergraduates from Malaysia. Campus experience was more predictive of leadership readiness than motivation. Student…

  12. Exploring the Relationship between Campus Leadership Development and Undergraduate Student Motivation to Lead among a Malaysian Sample (United States)

    Krauss, Steven Eric; Hamid, Jamaliah Abdul


    Despite the number of studies investigating the perceived effectiveness of campus-based leadership development programming among undergraduates, most have focused on programme outcomes and few have investigated the role of the campus environment in enhancing students' motivation to lead, particularly in non-Western contexts. To address these…

  13. 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…

  14. Driving Home: An Analysis of Obesity-Related Behaviors among U.S. College Students Living On and Off Campus (United States)

    Garcia, Sophia E.


    The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are differences in weight status, aerobic and strength physical activity, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, and perceived stress about having enough money to buy nutritious meals between United States college students who live on campus and college students who live off campus. A…

  15. "That's so Gay": Heterosexual Male Undergraduates and the Perpetuation of Sexual Orientation Microagressions on Campus (United States)

    Woodford, Michael R.; Howell, Michael L.; Kulick, Alex; Silverschanz, Perry


    "That's so gay," a popular expression on campuses, is a sexual orientation microaggression that can contribute to a hostile environment for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students. Using data from a campus climate survey conducted at a large urban university, we investigated use of the phrase among heterosexual male undergraduates…

  16. 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…

  17. 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...

  18. 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.



    Rina Shahriyani Shahrullah; Agustina Fitrianingrum; R.A. Widyanti Diah Lestari


    Global warming has become a serious threat to our earth today. To overcome the problems of global warming, various parties should get involved including campus community (students, staff and faculty members). The participation of tertiary education institutions in minimizing global warming is referred to as ‘green campus initiative’ (GCI). This participation is mandated by Law No.32 of 2009 on Environmental Protection and Management. This paper suggests the adoption of GCI and provides a GCI ...

  20. Utilización del Campus Virtual de Moodle en la asignatura Imagen Digital


    Eynde, Carmen Van den; Perandones Serrano, Eva


    Hay muchas maneras de utilizar el Campus Virtual. Nuestra intención con estas líneas es mostrar una de ellas. Entender el Campus Virtual como una prolongación de la asignatura que permite crear vínculos entre el profesor y los alumnos, fomentar la participación y el aprendizaje colaborativo e investigar nuevas metodologías docentes de la mano de las TICs (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación), son algunos de nuestros objetivos dentro de la asignatura de Imagen Digital. ...

  1. AASHE Digest 2006. A Review of Campus Sustainability News (United States)

    Hummel, Sam, Comp.; Dautremont-Smith, Julian, Comp.; Walton, Judy, Comp.


    This paper includes over 600 stories about higher education institutions that are leading the way to a sustainable future. It is organized into 8 chapters covering: 1) institutional change, 2) education and outreach, 3) social responsibility, 4) green building, 5) energy management and renewable energy, 6) food and agriculture, 7) transportation,…

  2. 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.…

  3. University Campus information system to assess quality of life using users' perception : a case study applied on the University of Minho Campus


    Rodrigues, Daniel Souto; Ramos, Rui A. R.; Mendes, José F. G.


    Nowadays, quality of life survey is one of the primary concerns in urban planning and management. Its evaluation and monitoring became a challenge that decision makers have to lead with. This paper presents the work that conduced to the development of an information system to evaluate and monitor university campi quality of the life. The system embodies two main functions: to inform, allowing any user to know how has evolved the quality of life on campus; to be a decision supp...

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. Maritime Transport


    Veenstra, A.W.


    This important volume brings together an authoritative selection of the leading papers on the subject of maritime transport. With a new introductory essay by the editors, the collection provides a thorough examination of the topics associated with this area, including maritime economics, transport law and policy.

  8. Hate Speech/Free Speech: Using Feminist Perspectives To Foster On-Campus Dialogue. (United States)

    Cornwell, Nancy; Orbe, Mark P.; Warren, Kiesha


    Explores the complex issues inherent in the tension between hate speech and free speech, focusing on the phenomenon of hate speech on college campuses. Describes the challenges to hate speech made by critical race theorists and explains how a feminist critique can reorient the parameters of hate speech. (SLD)

  9. Academic Learning Teams in Accelerated Adult Programs: Online and On-Campus Students' Perceptions (United States)

    Favor, Judy K.; Kulp, Amanda M.


    This article reports adult students' (N = 632) perceptions of long-functioning academic learning teams in accelerated online and on-campus business cohort groups in six constructs: attraction to team, performance expectation alignment, workload distribution, intra-team conflict, preference for teamwork, and impact on learning. Comparisons between…

  10. 校园网络管理与安全%Campus Network Management and Security

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    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。

  11. 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…

  12. Perspectives and Experiences of Muslim Women Who Veil on College Campuses. (United States)

    Cole, Darnell; Ahmadi, Shafiqa


    Conducted prior to September 11, 2001, this qualitative study explored the perceptions and experiences of seven women who veiled on a large college campus in the Midwest. With national origins ranging from Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, to the United States, some participants reevaluated and subsequently unveiled due to their college experiences.…

  13. 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,…

  14. 10 Cool Campus Clubs%美国校园十大酷"俱乐部"

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    Robyn Tellefsen; 竹笛


    @@ Face the facts-free time isn't always time well spent. But theNational Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE),an annual studythat began in 1999, shows that your GPA can benefit if youincrease your involvement in on-campus activities.

  15. 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.…

  16. Connecting the Library's Patron Database to Campus Administrative Software: Simplifying the Library's Accounts Receivable Process (United States)

    Oliver, Astrid; Dahlquist, Janet; Tankersley, Jan; Emrich, Beth


    This article discusses the processes that occurred when the Library, Controller's Office, and Information Technology Department agreed to create an interface between the Library's Innovative Interfaces patron database and campus administrative software, Banner, using file transfer protocol, in an effort to streamline the Library's accounts…

  17. 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.…

  18. Faith and LGBTQ Inclusion: Navigating the Complexities of the Campus Spiritual Climate in Christian Higher Education (United States)

    Rockenbach, Alyssa N.; Crandall, Rebecca E.


    In an era of rapid societal change, institutions of higher education are grappling with how to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals are safe and supported on campus. Many challenges remain as LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff are subject to continued acts of discrimination and subtle microaggressions on a…

  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. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. New to the Neighborhood:???? Community Perspectives on Off-Campus Student Housing (United States)

    Twigg, Danielle


    A community impact study was conducted in the suburbs surrounding a large multicampus Australian university to explore community perspectives on student housing. A mixed methods approach was used to explore current perceptions and beliefs in the community about off-campus student housing. This consisted of a survey of community members and…

  3. AIDS on Campuses: Concern Goes beyond Health as Officials Prepare to Handle Flood of Questions. (United States)

    Biemiller, Lawrence


    The University of California at Berkeley has established an AIDS-education program to answer questions from worried students, faculty members, and staff employees. Policies are being developed for dealing with a series of complex logistical and philosophical questions that the disease is raising on campus. (MLW)

  4. Presence of AIDS Victims Poses No Threat to Others on Campuses, Committee Says. (United States)

    Biemiller, Lawrence


    The American College Health Association's Task Force on the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome statement on recommended school policy for attendance of AIDS-infected students, campus health education and testing, legal protection, information dissemination, victim privacy, and other issues is summarized. (MSE)

  5. Effects of A 2.5-Year Campus-Wide Intervention to Reduce College Drinking (United States)

    Seo, Dong-Chul; Owens, Dee; Gassman, Ruth; Kingori, Caroline


    Objective: The present study reports on the results of a 2.5-year college-wide, coordinated intervention that was implemented from June 2007 to December 2009 to reduce the amount and frequency of students' alcohol consumption. Design: Quasi-experimental study using a one-group (freshmen living on campus) pretest/posttest design ("N"…

  6. 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…

  7. A Proposed Process for Managing the First Amendment Aspects of Campus Hate Speech. (United States)

    Kaplan, William A.


    A carefully structured process for campus administrative decision making concerning hate speech is proposed and suggestions for implementation are offered. In addition, criteria for evaluating hate speech processes are outlined, and First Amendment principles circumscribing the institution's discretion to regulate hate speech are discussed.…

  8. Racist-Sexist-Hate Speech on College Campuses: Free Speech v. Equal Protection. (United States)

    Jahn, Karon L.

    On college campuses today, the debate rages over whether self-restraint and tolerance for nonconformity is overriding a need to protect certain individuals and groups from objectionable speech. Some administrators, students, and alumni wish to prevent "bad speech" in the form of expressions of racism, sexism, and the like. Advocates for limiting…

  9. Hate Speech and Hate Crimes: Campus Conduct Codes and Supreme Court Rulings. (United States)

    Palmer, Carolyn J.; Penney, Sophie W.; Gehring, Donald D.; Neiger, Jan A.


    Assesses the use of language prohibiting hate crimes in campus conduct codes and determines whether such language unlawfully regulates speech, or behavior, or both. Examined senior student affairs officers' familiarity with two pertinent court decisions, along with the perceived applicability and use of the decisions in revising conduct codes.…

  10. Campus "Hate Speech" Codes in Doubt after High Court Rejects a City Ordinance. (United States)

    Jaschik, Scott


    The U.S. Supreme Court decision that it is unconstitutional for public entities to ban specific kinds of "fighting words" without banning all such speech is discussed as it concerns institutions of higher education. It is viewed that the college campus, not the cities, is where this decision will be tested. (GLR)

  11. 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…

  12. Transgender People at Four Big Ten Campuses: A Policy Discourse Analysis (United States)

    Dirks, Doris Andrea


    This article examines the language used to discuss transgender people on university campuses. This study asks how, despite seemingly benefitting transgender people, the discourses carried by the documents that discuss trans people may actually undermine the intended goals of policy initiatives. For example, a report on the status of transgender…

  13. Distress under Duress: The Relationship between Campus Climate and Depression in Asian American College Students. (United States)

    Cress, Christine M.; Ikeda, Elaine K.


    Student perceptions of negative campus climate were predictive of Asian American students' depression levels in spite of students' entering proclivities toward depression and in spite of varying institutional types. Higher education institutions that are perceived by students to discriminate against individuals may put their Asian American…

  14. 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…

  15. Diversity, Discussion, and Participation: Comparing Web-Based and Campus-Based Adolescent Literature Classes. (United States)

    Mikulecky, Larry


    Explores differences in the range and types of graduate students in a campus-based and a Web-based graduate course on teaching adolescent literature. Finds useful discussion in all class settings, with spontaneity and surprise being more apparent in face-to-face classes and in-depth discussion more apparent in electronic discussion on the issue of…

  16. Pressure Point On Campus: Academic Program Planning and Resource Allocation in Conflict with the Bargaining Table. (United States)

    Kieft, Raymond

    Considered are the nature and extent of some of the basic conflicts that arise when two, future-oriented, decision-making processes--institutional program planning/resource allocation and collective bargaining--are both present on the same campus. The identified conflicts come from the experiences of a university that was one of the first in the…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  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. 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…

  1. Campus Internationalization Initiatives: From Policy to Practice in Study Abroad Programming (United States)

    Espiritu, Kira Mendez


    As U.S. colleges and universities prepare students to enter an ever-increasing global society, the pressure on higher education institutions to graduate globally competent and culturally sensitive students is growing. To respond to this demand, many colleges and universities are participating in campus internationalization initiatives that are…

  2. The Privilege of Ease: Social Class and Campus Life at Highly Selective, Private Universities (United States)

    Martin, Nathan D.


    Active involvement in college activities is linked to a host of student development outcomes, including personal growth, achievement and satisfaction. Yet, to date there has been too little attention to how social class shapes campus involvement. Through an analysis of survey data of students attending a single elite university and a national…

  3. 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…

  4. Using Campus Crime Statistics in Classroom Discussions of Official Measures of Crime. (United States)

    Wright, Richard A.


    Observes that many undergraduate students find standard lectures on official measures of crime to be rather dry. Discusses a technique to help make police measures more relevant to students through the integration of campus crime statistics into criminology courses. Includes a discussion of potential drawbacks, and provides a sample student…

  5. Comparing two observational measures to evaluate compliance with tobacco-free campus policy. (United States)

    Ickes, Melinda; Gokun, Yevgeniya; Rayens, Mary Kay; Hahn, Ellen J


    Despite potential benefits of tobacco-free campus policies, compliance remains a challenge. Observational measures hold the most promise in determining compliance with these policies. There is need for further study to determine validity of observational measures of compliance with tobacco-free campus policies. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of two observational measures of compliance with a tobacco-free campus policy: direct observation of violators and cigarette butts. Data collection took place over a 1-year time period. Direct observation was operationally defined as the number of observed violators in hot spots. A cigarette butt protocol previously found to be reliable was used to count the number of butts in campus hot spots. Results indicated a positive relationship between number of violators observed per visit and number of cigarette butts collected. Although most of the hot spots exhibited two or fewer violators per visit and 100 butts or fewer per collection, the data points outside this range supported a positive association between observed violators per visit and cigarette butts. The findings support that direct observation of violators is a valid measure of compliance compared to cigarette butts. Given available resources, using one or the other as evaluation measures is warranted.

  6. Managing Quality Improvement of eLearning in a Large, Campus-Based University (United States)

    Ellis, Robert A.; Jarkey, Nerida; Mahony, Mary Jane; Peat, Mary; Sheely, Stephen


    Purpose: This paper seeks to discuss the characteristics that shape a model to manage eLearning in a large, predominantly campus-based university. It focuses on how such a model can provide a sustainable approach to supporting eLearning for more than 40,000 students while still managing basic quality assurance for the University executive and the…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Comparative analyisis of energy consumption of selected buildings on morehead state university's main campus (United States)

    Brandt, Ronald E.

    Currently there is a need for energy efficiency on the main campus of Morehead State University main campus. Evidence shows that there is room for improvement in order to lower the usage and cost efficiency at MSU. The purpose of this study is to propose, that Net Zero technology should be implemented towards the main campus of Morehead State University in the near future. The goal is to come up with a study of comparing selected current traditional buildings with the LEED buildings (Wellness Recreational Center and CHER building). To form this analysis will be applied using SPC software on Energy usage for year by year trends from 2012. In conclusion, Net-Zero construction has steadily increased since then, with the number of completed buildings more than doubling since 2008, according to the latest study. Thanks to advances in structural insulation, energy-efficient appliances, this will help the MSU campus in the near future. As for energy efficiency, to make sure we have plenty of energy in the future, it's up to all of us to use energy wisely. We must all conserve energy and use it efficiently. It's also up to those who will create the new energy technologies of the future..

  10. Academic and Social Experiences of Undergraduate College Students at a Branch Campus: A Case Study (United States)

    Mindrup, Kristi S.


    Previous research about undergraduate students with nontraditional college experiences has focused primarily on students' demographic characteristics, their deficits compared to residential students, and their risk for attrition. This case study conducted at a university branch campus in the Midwest examined undergraduate college experiences…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.…

  13. 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…

  14. Harmful Alcohol Use on Campus: Impact on Young People at University (United States)

    Rickwood, Debra; George, Amanda; Parker, Rhian; Mikhailovich, Katja


    Young people at university are more likely to consume alcohol at harmful levels than their same-age peers who are not at university, and harmful alcohol use affects many aspects of campus life. This study aimed to investigate alcohol use and alcohol-related harms, both experienced and witnessed, among students at an Australian university. An…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Integrating RSS Feeds of New Books into the Campus Course Management System (United States)

    Corrado, Edward M.; Moulaison, Heather L.


    By integrating RSS feeds of new books into their campus' course management system, the authors, a systems librarian (Corrado) and a cataloging/modern languages librarian (Moulaison) at the The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), simplified initial research and spotlighted the library's collections. Faculty members are flocking to this award-winning…

  19. 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…

  20. Two departments to merge to form Office of Campus Planning, Space, and Real Estate


    Owczarski, Mark


    With the forthcoming retirements of University Architect Scott Hurst and Elizabeth Reed, director of Real Estate Management, Virginia Tech will merge the offices of Real Estate Management and the University Architect to form the Office of Campus Planning, Space, and Real Estate.

  1. A Research on Teaching Model of World Campus in Pennsylvania State University

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)


    LI Meng-jie (School of Educational Information Technology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China) Abstract: This paper reviews the history of World Campus of Pennsyvania State University, and analyzes its teaching model in respect of learning guidance, course materials and learning evaluation etc. In the end, this paper summarizes some insights to our modem distance education.

  2. Teaching and Learning in the Virtual Campus: The Case of the University of Barcelona (United States)

    Gil, Juana M. Sancho; Sanchez, Joan-Anton


    This article is based on a research project aimed at analysing the teaching and learning models explicit and implicit in the different uses of e-learning platforms. From qualitative analysis of the interview with the coordinator of the Virtual Campus of the University of Barcelona (VC-UB) and the focus group with the 8 lecturers, emerged both the…

  3. Our Campus, Our Health: A Model for Undergraduate Health Education Research Engagement (United States)

    Merten, Julie Williams; Johnson, Dana


    Research experience prepares undergraduate students for graduate school, a competitive job market, and their future as the next generation of leaders in public health education. This article describes a model, Our Campus, Our Health, to engage undergraduate students in the delivery of a college health behavior assessment. Through this project,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. Sociology by Any Other Name: Teaching the Sociological Perspective in Campus Diversity Programs (United States)

    Burke, Meghan A.; Banks, Kira Hudson


    This article suggests that the way in to sociology may not always be through the front door. The authors demonstrate how students in a three-day campus diversity program develop a sociological imagination despite not having a formal affiliation with the sociology department. In particular, students demonstrate a move from color blindness into…

  8. Identifying Hot-Spots of Metal Contamination in Campus Dust of Xi’an, China (United States)

    Chen, Hao; Lu, Xinwei; Gao, Tianning; Chang, Yuyu


    The concentrations of heavy metals (As, Ba, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn) in campus dust from kindergartens, elementary schools, middle schools, and universities in the city of Xi’an, China, were determined by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The pollution levels and hotspots of metals were analyzed using a geoaccumulation index and Local Moran’s I, an indicator of spatial association, respectively. The dust samples from the campuses had metal concentrations higher than background levels, especially for Pb, Zn, Co, Cu, Cr, and Ba. The pollution assessment indicated that the campus dusts were not contaminated with As, Mn, Ni, or V, were moderately or not contaminated with Ba and Cr and were moderately to strongly contaminated with Co, Cu, Pb, and Zn. Local Moran’s I analysis detected the locations of spatial clusters and outliers and indicated that the pollution with these 10 metals occurred in significant high-high spatial clusters, low-high, or even high-low spatial outliers. As, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn had important high-high patterns in the center of Xi’an. The western and southwestern regions of the study area, i.e., areas of old and high-tech industries, have strongly contributed to the Co content in the campus dust. PMID:27271645

  9. College Student Reactions to Smoking Bans in Public, on Campus and at Home (United States)

    Berg, Carla J.; Lessard, Laura; Parelkar, Pratibha P.; Thrasher, James; Kegler, Michelle C.; Escoffery, Cam; Goldade, Kathryn; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.


    We examined college student reactions to a statewide public smoke-free policy, campus policies and private restrictions through an online survey among 2260 students at a 2-year college and a university and 12 focus groups among smokers. Among survey participants, 34.6% smoked in the past month (35.0% daily, 65.0% non-daily). Correlates of…

  10. Mobile Learning Environment with Short Messaging Service: Application to a Campus Environment in a Developing Country (United States)

    Premadasa, H. K. Salinda; Meegama, R. Gayan N.


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how to integrate secure, open-source and mobile-based system with the Moodle learning management system (MLMS) then describe the implementation of a campus-wide mobile learning environment with short messaging system (SMS) and how this platform is incorporated with the student's learning…

  11. 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…

  12. 48 CFR 3052.209-71 - Reserve Officer Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. (United States)


    ...) Definitions. Institution of higher education, as used in this clause, means an institution that meets the requirements of 20 U.S.C. 1001 and includes all subelements of such an institution. (b) Limitation on contract... Training Corps and military recruiting on campus. As prescribed in (HSAR) 48 CFR 3009.470-4, use...

  13. 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),…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. The Experiences of Students with Learning Disabilities in a Higher Education Virtual Campus (United States)

    Hollins, Nancy; Foley, Alan R.


    Institutions of higher education are increasingly asking students to use the online environment, or virtual campus, when carrying out business related to college life. In this paper, we report findings from a study conducted to learn more about the experiences of college students with learning disabilities as they interacted with this virtual…

  17. Technology enhanced self directed and self regulated learning outside the campus

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    Dau, Susanne; Falk, Lars; Bach Jensen, Louise


    The aim of this paper is to reveal how to support and enhance all students’ self-directed learning activities outside the campus. The data collection was carried out among radiography students and students of hospitality and tourism management at University College North in Denmark. By the use...

  18. 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…

  19. Integrating Information Literacy into Blackboard: Building Campus Partnerships for Successful Student Learning (United States)

    Jackson, Pamela Alexondra


    Learning management systems (LMS), such as Blackboard, make it possible to include information literacy in courses online. This survey assessed librarians' use of learning management systems. Results indicate that utilizing the LMS to enhance information literacy remains underdeveloped. The author recommends suggestions for campus-wide…

  20. Virginia Tech takes step to stem illegal downloading of music on campus


    Owczarski, Mark


    Virginia Tech announced its adoption of the iTunes on Campus program, joining a group of universities taking the first step to stem the illegal downloading of music by students who want to listen to music at the time and place of their choice.

  1. Making Radio Waves: Tune in to These Tips for Getting Your Campus News on the Air. (United States)

    Stubbee, Melinda


    Radio is a relatively simple and effective way to make campus news and information available to the public. Establishing a college radio news service is not difficult, and developing a sound-bite service requires little equipment or expertise, just careful attention to quality and technique. More sophisticated systems can be developed easily. (MSE)

  2. 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…


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    Rina Shahriyani Shahrullah


    Full Text Available Global warming has become a serious threat to our earth today. To overcome the problems of global warming, various parties should get involved including campus community (students, staff and faculty members. The participation of tertiary education institutions in minimizing global warming is referred to as ‘green campus initiative’ (GCI. This participation is mandated by Law No.32 of 2009 on Environmental Protection and Management. This paper suggests the adoption of GCI and provides a GCI model for Indonesian higher education institutions. This paper also discusses the GCI activities which can be adopted either by small or big campuses in Indonesia. Pemanasan global telah menjadi ancaman serius bagi bumi kita dewasa ini. Untuk mengatasi masalah pemanasan global, berbagai pihak telah terlibat termasuk komunitas kampus (mahasiswa, karyawan dan dosen. Partisipasi perguruan tinggi dalam meminimalkan pemanasan global dinamakan ‘green campus initiative (GCI’. Partisipasi ini diamanatkan oleh Undang-Undang Nomor 32 Tahun 2009 tentang Perlindungan dan Pengelolaan Lingkungan Hidup. Makalah ini menyarankan penerapan GCI dan memberikan Model GCI untuk perguruan tinggi di Indonesia. Makalah ini juga membahas kegiatan-kegiatan GCI yang dapat digunakan baik oleh kampus kecil maupun besar di Indonesia

  4. 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…

  5. Sharing Control, Embracing Collaboration: Cross-Campus Partnerships for Library Website Design and Management (United States)

    Stephenson, Kimberley


    Cross-campus collaboration for library website design and management can be challenging, but the process can produce stronger, more attractive, and more usable library websites. Collaborative library website design and management can also lead to new avenues for marketing library tools and services; expert consultation for library technology…

  6. 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…

  7. University Students' Perception of Discrimination on Campus in Turkey (United States)

    Gokce, Asiye Toker


    This study explores discrimination on campus in Turkey. The participants were 164 university students from the first, third, and fourth classes of two departments in a university in Turkey. The data was gathered through a questionnaire developed by the author. The results revealed that students were discriminated against because of their clothing…

  8. Phoenix: Quantum Quality at Maricopa: TQM on Campus, Case Study Number Two. (United States)

    Assar, Kathleen E.


    Implementation of the Total Quality Management approach in the Maricopa County Community College District (Arizona), a large 10-campus system, is described. The program's current early stages are reported noting the serious administrative commitment and thorough training, seen as key factors in potential success. (MSE)

  9. Components That Affect the Personal Motivation to Implement Campus Safety Protocols (United States)

    Burt, Ernest, III


    This study examined components that have an effect on crisis response team members' personal motivation to perform campus safety protocols. The research method for this study was a quantitative design. The variables measured were compensation, experience, training, and communication. The motivation sources for this study included instrumental…

  10. Campus Sustainability in Chinese Higher Education Institutions: Focuses, Motivations and Challenges (United States)

    Lo, Kevin


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the focuses, motivations and challenges of achieving campus sustainability in Chinese higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A multisite case study was conducted in Changchun City, Jilin, where eight HEIs of various types were examined. Structured interviews with school…

  11. Sorority Membership, Campus Pressures, and Bulimic Symptomatology in College Women: A Preliminary Investigation. (United States)

    Kashubeck, Susan; And Others


    Examines bulimic symptomatology in 478 female college students who lived either on or off campus and who were sorority members or nonmembers. Results indicate that sorority women had greater bulimic symptomatology than nonsorority women. Perceptions of pressure to be thin and knowing women who binged and purged predicted greater bulimic…

  12. Technology enhanced self directed and self regulated learning outside the campus

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    Dau, Susanne; Falk, Lars; Jensen, Louise Bach


    The aim of this paper is to reveal how to support and enhance all students' self directed learning activities outside the campus. The data collection has been carried out among radiography students and students from Hospitality and Tourism Management at University College North (UCN) in Denmark. ...

  13. Acquaintance Rape and Alcohol Consumption on College Campuses: How Are They Linked? (United States)

    Abbey, Antonia


    Explores the links between acquaintance rape and alcohol consumption among college students, two serious problems on campus. Seven explanations for the relationship focus on alcohol consumption by the perpetrator and by the victim. The need to conduct further studies and develop prevention programs is addressed. (Author/SM)

  14. An Analysis of Public Art on University Campuses: Policies, Procedures, and Best Practices (United States)

    Grenier, Michael Robert


    This study investigated the policies, procedures, and practices of public art programs on the campuses of research institutions with very high activity as defined by the Carnegie Classification. From this particular type of institution, 55 of the 96 public art administrators provided their opinions, attitudes, and behaviors as part of the "Public…

  15. Student Information System Implementations: A Context for Campus Change. Results of an AACRAO Membership Survey (United States)

    Cramer, Sharon F.


    Four out of five institutions of higher education are in the process of implementing (or significantly upgrading) their student information systems. This is more than a technical undertaking. How can a campus be attentive, right from the start, to the needs of its members, and maintain a vision that translates into a shared commitment to…

  16. Institutional Liability Resulting from Campus Crime: An Analysis of Theories of Recovery. (United States)

    Smith, Michael Clay


    Legal theories of recovery advanced on behalf of campus crime victims against colleges and universities fall into five categories of claimed duty: (1) to be forthcoming about risks; (2) to warn about risks; (3) to provide adequate protection; (4) to screen student applicants; and (5) to control student conduct. Jurisprudence confirming first three…

  17. 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.…

  18. Kids' Tech University gears up for a second semester on Virginia Tech campus


    Bland, Susan


    Kids' Tech University, a program developed at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program to spark children's interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, will return to the Virginia Tech campus for a second semester in January 2010.

  19. 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

  20. Understanding Campus and Community Relationships through Marriage and Family Metaphors: A Town-Gown Typology (United States)

    Gavazzi, Stephen M.; Fox, Michael; Martin, Jeff


    In this article we argue that the scholarship on marriages and families provides invaluable insights into town-gown relationships. Marital typologies are used to generate insights into what happens between campus and community relationships over time, and a line of family scholarship provides some additional illumination about the ways in which…