Sample records for campuses

  1. Campus Politics

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)


    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.

  2. 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...... 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....

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Fighting Campus Sexual Assault (United States)

    Tolman, Warren


    When President Obama points out, correctly, that young women stand a better chance of being sexually assaulted on a college campus than in the world outside, we have a problem that needs to be addressed not simply on campus, but at the highest levels of government. Author Warren Tolman strongly believes that the Massachusetts Office of Attorney…

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. Asianisation of Campus Fellowships (United States)

    Lum, Lydia


    Asian American college students are often stereotyped as immersed in math clubs or networking groups for future engineers or doctors. However, the campus groups that Asians most commonly join are actually Christian fellowships, educators say. In fact, Asian membership in the ministries has exploded in recent years and is most striking at the most…

  9. 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)…

  10. 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.

  11. On Campus with Women. (United States)

    Liberal Education, 1987


    Current trends, events, and resources concerning issues of interest to women in higher education are reported. They include notes on educational and employment trends, legislation, court litigation and dispute resolutions, sexual harrassment, campus violence, women's studies, women's athletics, and relevant resources. (MSE)

  12. Virtual Campus Tours. (United States)

    Jarrell, Andrea


    College campus "tours" offered online have evolved to include 360-degree views, live video, animation, talking tour guides, interactive maps with photographic links, and detailed information about buildings, departments, and programs. Proponents feel they should enhance, not replace, real tours. The synergy between the virtual tour and other…

  13. 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. .

  14. Mobile Phone on Campus

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)



    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”.

  15. 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

  16. 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....

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Campus y ciudad: la experiencia del Barcelona Knowledge Campus


    Roca Blanch, Estanislao


    El presente artículo presenta una reflexión sobre los campus y su relación con la ciudad, a través de tópicos e invariantes de modelos de asentamiento y casos paradigmáticos. En estos campus se establecen distintas situaciones y maneras de relación urbana, desde los modelos europeos iniciales, de localización más nítidamente urbana, a modelos anglosajones con localizaciones periurbanas. El artículo continúa con un resumen de la experiencia profesional y académica en el Campus de la Diagon...

  20. Campus clowns and the canon : David Lodge's campus fiction


    Lambertsson Björk, Eva


    This is a study of David Lodge's campus novels: The British Museum is Falling Down, Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work. Unlike most previous studies of Lodge's work, which have focussed on literary-theoretical issues, this dissertation .aims at unravelling some of the ideological impulses that inform his campus fiction. A basic assumption of this study is that literature is never disinterested; it is always an ideological statement about the world. Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of the dia...

  1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. The Virtual Campus Hub Concept

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

    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...... 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....... Technology in Sweden, Politecnico di Torino in Italy, and Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. The project is partially funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (project no. RI-283746). This report describes the final concept of Virtual Campus Hub. It gives an...

  4. Rollout of CampusContent


    Krämer, Bernd; Zobel, Annett


    CampusContent (CC) is a DFG-funded competence center for eLearning with its own portal. It links content and people who support sharing and reuse of high quality learning materials and codified pedagogical know-how, such as learning objectives, pedagogical scenarios, recommended learning activities, and learning paths. The heart of the portal is a distributed repository whose contents are linked to various other CampusContent portals. Integrated into each portal are user-friendly tools for de...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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."

  8. 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…

  9. What Our Rituals Tell Us about Community on Campus: A Look at the Campus Tour. (United States)

    Magolda, Peter M.


    Is the campus tour merely a public relations tool or is it an opportunity to show prospective students the complex nature of university campus communities? All campus rituals convey important messages; are those messages in line with reality? This article takes an in-depth look at Miami University's campus tour to examine these questions.…

  10. Academic Culture and Campus Culture of Universities


    Xi Shen; Xianghong Tian


    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 conditions and restricts the development of academic culture. The construction strategies of academic culture and campus culture are as follows: universit...

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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,…

  16. Campus Gang Rape: Party Games? (United States)

    Ehrhart, Julie K.; Sandler, Bernice R.

    The phenomenon of gang rape as it sometimes occurs on college campuses is described, with attention to causes, impacts on the victim and other students, responses the college should take, and prevention. Consideration is given to the role of alcohol, drugs, and pornography in fraternity gang rape; successful model programs for rape prevention…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Sustainable Retrofitting of Nordic University Campuses

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    Eriksson, Robert; Nenonen, Suvi; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev; Junghans, Antje; Lindahl, Göran


    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify the state-of-art of Nordic campus development and identify how campus areas can be retrofitted by addition of new technologies, features, functions and services. The leading research question is: how to develop Nordic resilient campus management in...... university campuses as socio-technical systems. Design/methodology/approach State-of-art analysis is conducted using literature review and document analysis. Findings The results identify the trends and challenges on strategic, tactical and operational levels and the three-level roadmap for future campus...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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)

  4. 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…

  5. Prescription for Reorganizing: Merging Campus Libraries (United States)

    Kenefick, Colleen M.; Werner, Susan E.


    On the Stony Brook University campus, there is literally a highway that divides the general academic side of the campus from the health sciences and hospital side. For more than 40 years, the Health Sciences Library and the University Libraries had been administered separately with different directors, budgets, staff, and organizational cultures.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. HIV Testing on Campus: The Next Step. (United States)

    Hayden, Joanna


    Sees first phase in human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevention on many campuses to be focused on education. Calls second phase HIV testing for early diagnosis. Explains steps taken to implement HIV testing program on suburban campus and discusses student program evaluation. (Author/NB)

  10. Governing Tomorrow's Campus. Perspectives and Agendas. (United States)

    Schuster, Jack H.; And Others

    A collection of original essays about who will and should share in governing colleges and universities is presented. Five parts contain 15 chapters as follows: (1) The Context of Contemporary Campus Governance: "Academic Governance: An Evolutionary Perspective," (W. Metzger); (2) New Perspectives on Campus Governance: "Leadership and Followership:…

  11. 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…

  12. Psychological Safety of Women on Campus. (United States)

    Butler-Kisber, Lynn

    A safety audit took place at McGill University (Quebec, Canada) with special consideration of women's feelings of safety on campus. Initially, a mini-audit took place at the urban campus in and around several buildings with a group of students, faculty and staff and a representative from the local action committee on violence. The administration…

  13. 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.

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. Faculty Unions Growing Force on Campus. (United States)

    Lepkowski, Wil


    Reviews factors influencing rise of faculty unions on college campuses, including low pay, faculty frustration toward increasingly centralized management in state systems, trustees insensitive to educational ideals, women's and minority rights, and the rising egalitarianism in society at large. (SK)

  17. Keeping our Campuses and Communities Safe


    Ronald Goodman


    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 ...

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. The Future of Washington's Branch Campuses. HECB Report on Branch Campus Development Plans-HB 2707 (United States)

    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005


    Washington's research university branch campuses were created in 1989 to increase opportunities for students in several regions of the state to complete their baccalaureate and graduate-level studies at public universities close to their homes. Currently, the University of Washington operates branch campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. The Bothell…

  1. Implementing a campus wide recycling program

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    '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

  2. 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.

  3. 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."

  4. Performance Analysis of IIUM Wireless Campus Network

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    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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Campus-TV bekommt eine neue Moderatorin


    Kaiser, Joachim; Halfar, Angela


    Campus-TV besteht seit zwölf Jahren. Zum ersten Mal ging das Hochschul- und Forschungsmagazin aus der Metropolregion Rhein Neckar im April 1998 im Maimarkt-Studio des Rhein-Neckar-Fernsehens live auf Sendung. Moderator ist seitdem Joachim Kaiser. Jetzt will sich der Magazinmacher ein Stück weit zurückziehen, bleibt aber als verantwortlicher Redakteur der Sendung erhalten. Campus-TV stellt daher seine Nachfolgerin in der Moderation vor. Sie heißt Angela Halfar und ist Doktorandin am Kirchhoff-...

  9. Nordic campus retrofitting concepts - Scalable practices

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


    -based retrofitting. We answer the questions “What kind of examples of retrofitting are there at Nordic Campuses?” and “What kind of elements are typical for activity-based retrofitting concepts?” The 3-level framework of campus retrofitting processes was employed when conducting the three case studies. The cases...... were about the new ways of researching, collaborating and learning with the concepts of Living lab, Creative community for innovation and entrepreneurship and Network of learning hubs. The cases provided the first insights on retrofitting based on users’ changing needs and the requirements of more...... and a product are equally important for a viable retrofitting concept....

  10. 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

  11. Campus universitario y su compromiso urbano


    Roca Blanch, Estanislao


    El presente artículo presenta una reflexión sobre campus universitarios y su relación con la ciudad a través de tópicos e invariantes de modelos de asentamiento y casos paradigmáticos, donde se establecen distintas situaciones y maneras de relación urbana, desde los modelos europeos iniciales, de localización más nítidamente urbana, a modelos anglosajones con localizaciones periurbanas. Continúa con un resumen de la experiencia profesional y académica en el Campus de la D...

  12. Campus landscape space planning and design using QFD


    Yang, Huan


    Millions of people live and work on college campuses everyday. The environment they dwell and interact with is essential to their quality of life and health. There is no doubt that the campus landscape is of great importance to millions of students, faculty, and staff on campus. Surrounding communities are also significantly affected by college campuses as colleges often provide education and social events, as well as economic activities. However, in the past, the design of cam...

  13. 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…

  14. A Spectrum of Liabilities for Off-Campus Housing (United States)

    Cormier, Mary-Pat


    The focus of this article is liability of higher education institutions for off-campus housing. In the off-campus housing context, the "assumed duty" theory was determinative in a 2006 Delaware Supreme Court case. A student was assaulted by the boyfriend of another student in the parking lot of off-campus housing. The housing was…

  15. 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…

  16. Geospatial Crypto Reconnaissance: A Campus Self-Discovery Game (United States)

    Lallie, Harjinder Singh


    Campus discovery is an important feature of a university student induction process. Approaches towards campus discovery differ from course to course and can comprise guided tours that are often lengthy and uninspiring, or self-guided tours that run the risk of students failing to complete them. This paper describes a campus self-discovery…

  17. 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

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Children as Citizens: Not on Campus (United States)

    Phillips, Louise


    Most Australian universities have a policy that stipulates responsibilities and protocol for situations when children are on campus. In recent times children have begun to be seen as possessing rights to participation in society. Ideas of children as citizens, that is, as active members of the public sphere, have been theorised, discussed and…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Social Class on Campus: Theories and Manifestations (United States)

    Barratt, Will


    This is at once a playful text with a serious purpose: to provide the reader with the theoretical lenses to analyze the dynamics of social class. It will appeal to students, and indeed anyone interested in how class mediates relationships in higher education, both because of its engaging tone, and because it uses the college campus as a microcosm…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Is Civility on the Campus Threatened? (United States)

    Freedman, Theodore


    Rather than seeing America as a mosaic of cooperating cultures, Americans may have set the stage for developing a separatism. An Anti-Defamation League report suggests that there may be a fragmentation of American society from the growing emphasis on ethnic and cultural differences. Incidents of bigotry on college campuses are discussed. (MLW)

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  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. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

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

    Smith, April A.; Gottlieb, Robert


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

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

    Campus Law Enforcement Journal, 2012


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

  17. 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

  18. JuicyCampus: Gone, and Best Forgotten (United States)

    Hornbeck, J. Patrick, II


    Two years ago, a former student of the author was raped. That should have been awful enough. But a few months later, his student discovered that her personal horror was being openly discussed--or, more accurately, mocked--on the gossip Web site JuicyCampus, where some of her classmates told her, and anyone else who happened to read the site, that…

  19. Suicide Prevention in a Diverse Campus Community (United States)

    Shadick, Richard; Akhter, Sarah


    As the college population in the United States rapidly diversifies, leaders of successful campus suicide prevention programs are recognizing the importance of targeting specific groups of students. Recent estimates from the National Center for Education Statistics indicated that in 2008 more than one-third (36.7 percent) of college students…

  20. Gatekeeper Training in Campus Suicide Prevention (United States)

    Wallack, Cory; Servaty-Seib, Heather L.; Taub, Deborah J.


    Gatekeeper training is one of the most commonly employed methods for identifying and intervening with at-risk students (Davidson and Locke, 2010). Within the context of campus suicide prevention, a gatekeeper is broadly defined as any individual who has the potential to come into contact with at-risk students (Davidson and Locke, 2010). Although…

  1. Suicide and Its Impact on Campus (United States)

    Levine, Heidi


    Although any death on campus can have profound effects on the community, leaving survivors to grope for meaning and cope with feelings of grief and loss, deaths by suicide entail several additional challenges. Shneidman (2001) estimated that an individual's suicide touches the lives of at least six others, creating wide-ranging psychological…

  2. 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…

  3. Design and Development of Mobile Campus, an Android based Mobile Application for University Campus Tour Guide

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    Sagnik Bhattacharya,


    Full Text Available android is an open source mobile operating system based on Linux with java support. It comes under free and open source software licenses. As per first quarter Report of the year 2012, 400 million people are using Android based devices worldwide and 59% of smart phone market is occupied by android based smart phones [1]. Android provides the support of mobile map and GPS localization. Android based mobile tour-guide application can provide valuable information on different landmarks of a university campus and guide students/parents/visitors to find the desired places in campus with more ease. In this paper we are proposing a tour guide application called Mobile Campus on android based mobile platform for SRM University campus. Near field communication (NFC is a set of standards for smart phones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimeters. This tour guide application includes functionality such as locating current location of users, showing university campus map, route direction of university shuttle and gives small description & contact information of important places on campus.

  4. 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.

  5. Campus Grids: Bringing Additional Computational Resources to HEP Researchers

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    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.

  6. Collecting Campus Culture: Collaborations and Collisions

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    Meg Miner


    Full Text Available From the 2007 implementation of Illinois Wesleyan University’s institutional repository (IR, an archivist and special collections librarian and a scholarly communications librarian have worked on its development and expansion from each position’s unique perspective. They have found themselves united on some fronts, but divided at times on big picture questions such as the definition of campus culture and the extent to which the IR should contain products of that culture, how best to describe and structure collections, and who should be responsible for certain collections. Through regular dialogue on these concerns and efforts to understand each other’s perspective, the colleagues’ joint interest in promoting and preserving a broad history of campus culture is being achieved. Examples of how these issues are navigated, recommendations for realizing similar outcomes, and insights into the work remaining are provided.

  7. 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, ...

  8. Campus extens como sistema universitario semipresencial

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    Bárbara De Benito


    Full Text Available El proyecto Campus Extens comenzó en 1997 con la idea de extender el campus universitario fuera del recinto tradicional. Aprovechando las nuevas tecnologías para llegar a ciudadanos de las islas baleares que de otra forma no tendrían acceso a una formación superior; mejorar la competencia profesional, a la vez que crea una red de infraestructuras y profesionales que van a ayudar a nuestra Universidad a prepararse para el futuro. El Campus Extens: es un modelo integrado ya que utiliza sistemas con los que los alumnos pueden trabajar dentro y fuera del Campus, utiliza las tecnologías de la información y se apoya fuertemente en las tecnologías interactivas como la videoconferencia, es un modelo educativo innovador, en cuanto que todos los profesores están involucrados en la mejora del proyecto, desde la óptica pedagógica cabe señalar tres aspectos: se trabaja con materiales multimedia; con los profesores propios de la Universidad de las Islas Baleares, los cuales son responsables tanto del contenido como de la docencia; y el ofrecer a éstos el apoyo técnico-pedagógico que necesitan para actuar dentro de este proyecto, como dispositivo metodológico, se trabaja con un sistema síncrono y asíncrono. Es asíncrono porque está apoyado en el aprendizaje autónomo basado en materiales impresos, en CD ROM, en video y en la red, y síncrono porque se apoya en la presencia continuada basada en la videoconferencia, en herramientas de comunicación y en actividades presenciales.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. BARE MARKET: Campus Sex Ratios, Romantic Relationships, and Sexual Behavior


    Uecker, Jeremy E.; Regnerus, Mark D.


    Using a nationally-representative sample of college women, we evaluate the effect of campus sex ratios on women’s relationship attitudes and behaviors. Our results suggest that women on campuses where they comprise a higher proportion of the student body give more negative appraisals of campus men and relationships, go on fewer traditional dates, are less likely to have had a college boyfriend, and are more likely to be sexually active. These effects appear to stem both from decreased dyadic ...

  12. Anti-Semitism on British university campuses : an intractable problem?


    Klaff, Lesley D


    This paper takes a look at the rise in, and nature of, campus anti-Semitism following the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the summer of 2014 and considers the obstacles to effectively addressing it. It draws on the author's experience of campus anti-Semitism as a result of her pro bono work for the NGO 'UK Lawyers for Israel' and her participation in a 'Roundtable Discussion on Campus Antisemitism' at the House of Lords in October 2014.

  13. 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 ...

  14. University Competition and Transnational Education: The Choice of Branch Campus


    Joanna Poyago-Theotoky; Alessandro Tampieri


    We present a theoretical framework in which an elitist and a non- elitist university in a developed country compete by choosing their admission standards and deciding whether or not to open a branch campus in a developing country. Students from a developing country attend university either if a branch campus is opened or if they can afford to move to the developed country. We characterise the equi- libria by focussing on the relationship between the investment costs of a branch campus and the...

  15. 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.

  17. 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…

  18. Addressing the nuclear controversy on university campuses

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    A strong anti-nuclear sentiment exists on many university campuses. Young minds are eager to adopt causes which purport to reflect new intellectual approaches to social, political, and economic issues. Hence, the opposition to nuclear power can be made to seem to be based on: 1) technical study of nuclear plants; 2) concern for the environment; 3) concern for public health and safety; 4) requirements for an improved economic order; and 5) demand for public decision on technical issues. All of these elements have the potential of attracting student and faculty interest and support. To contend with this problem, our company decided to attempt to achieve a dialogue with the student and faculty audiences. A small group of young nuclear engineers was chosen to undergo comprehensive training on the controversy and contemporary campus issues in the states to be visited. The selection and training emphasized the ability of the engineers to relate to the students as their peers. They were encouraged to speak candidly and for themselves. Thus, they were not burdened with the image of being viewed merely as typical corporate spokesmen. The rapport made possible by this approach is a very important element in the success of such an effort. Invitations to debate before student audiences were issued to leading opposition groups; also, to the news media to report the events. Response by the media has been outstandingly favorable: not only has the coverage been extensive, but it has carried the pro-nuclear arguments to large audiences on a scale and with a credibility not otherwise achievable. The results to date have been extremely encouraging. Other countries are invited to learn more about the ''Campus America'' program in order to evaluate whether or not such an approach, with appropriate modification, could prove effective in their own situations

  19. Addressing the nuclear controversy on university campuses

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    A strong anti-nuclear sentiment exists on many university campuses. Young minds are eager to adopt causes which purport to reflect new intellectual approaches to social, political and economic issues. Hence, the opposition to nuclear power can be made to seem to be based on: (1) technical study of nuclear plants; (2) concern for the environment; (3) concern for public health and safety; (4) requirements for an improved economic order; and (5) demand for public decision on technical issues. All these elements could attract student and faculty interest and support. To contend with this problem in the USA, Westinghouse Electric Corporation attempted to achieve a dialogue with the student and faculty audiences. The development and results of the programme up to mid-1977 are reported in this paper. A small group of young nuclear engineers was chosen to undergo comprehensive training on the controversy and contemporary campus issues in the States to be visited. Selection and training emphasized the ability of the engineers to relate to the students as their peers. They were encouraged to speak candidly and for themselves. Thus, they did not give the impression of being merely typical corporate spokesmen. The rapport made possible by this approach is very important to the success of such an effort. Invitations to debate before student audiences were issued to leading opposition groups and to the news media. Response by the media has been outstandingly favourable: not only has the coverage been extensive, but it has carried the pro-nuclear arguments to large audiences on a scale and with a credibility not otherwise achievable. The results up to May 1977, in eight States, have been extremely encouraging. Other countries are invited to learn more about the ''Campus America'' programme in order to evaluate whether or not such an approach, with appropriate modification, could prove effective in their own situations. (author)

  20. 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…

  1. 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.)

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

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

    Buono, Jon


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

  5. Peer Involvement in Campus-Based Suicide Prevention: Key Considerations (United States)

    Ilakkuvan, Vinu; Snyder, Melanie G.; Wiggins, Jane


    Students on a college campus are involved in each other's lives in ways that are pervasive and consequential, including during times of distress. A comprehensive campus based suicide prevention plan includes strategies to promote peer involvement that are both safe and effective. Careful program planning, careful training and careful messaging are…

  6. Breaking the Silence Surrounding Mental Health on Campus (United States)

    Roper, Larry D.


    Mentally ill students are able to participate in higher education at unprecedented rates. While colleges and universities have been responsive to the therapeutic needs, we have failed to successfully create supportive campus climates. Campus leaders are challenged to demonstrate ethical leadership that breaks the silence and confronts the stigma…

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

    Jodoin, Elizabeth C.; Robertson, Jason


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

  8. 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…

  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. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

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


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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Introduction to "Interfaith Cooperation on Campus": Interfaith Cooperation as an Institution-Wide Priority (United States)

    Patel, Eboo; Meyer, Cassie


    As an introduction to a new column focusing on interfaith cooperation on campus, the authors suggest a framework for engaging religious diversity on campus based on institution-wide vision and collaboration across levels of the campus "ecology" that lead to measurable student and campus outcomes. This framework takes into consideration how other…

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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。

  8. 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...

  9. Campus: Revista informativa y cultural de la Universidad de Murcia


    Vera Nicolás, Pascual; Martín Luque, Ana María; Vera, Diego


    Muestras teatrales en la región. Polos opuestos o puntos de oído. Resistencia de los setenta. La Biblioteca Universitaria, asignatura pendiente. Otro caballo de Troya. La Universidad de Murcia apuesta por Europa. Encuesta sobre Campus.

  10. ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter Report 2014


    Sandberg, Teresia; Häckner, Lina; Finnveden, Göran; Westin, Birgitta


    This report describes KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s work with the environment andsustainability during 2014. The report has been compiled for the International SustainableCampus Network (ISCN) and is based on ISCN’s three principles encompassing individual buildings, campus-wide planning and target setting, and integration of research, teaching, outreach and facilities for sustainability. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, founded in 1827, is the largest and oldest technical university ...

  11. 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...

  12. The Application and Exploration of Plant Landscape in University Campus


    Jun-Li Chang; Xin-Lei Zhang


    The plant landscape is “the second class” in the university campus. It is an important carrier for the material civilization and spiritual civilizatsion of campus. This paper analyzes the effect of plant landscape in ecological functions, metal regulation, landscape creating, etc. Besides, it summarizes the plant landscape should adopt three patterns (i.e., point, line and surface) of layout and it should map out ecological diversity plant landscape communi...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Planning of Recreation Parks in the University Campus


    Anthopoulos K. Petros; George Costa


    The benefits of parks and recreation are very serious. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of the people that use the campus area of Democritus university of Thrace, in Komotini. There are series of factors that should be taken under consideration when campus is under planned. In this research took part 742 people and more specific, they were: under graduate students, post graduate students, tutors as well as teaching and administrative staff. An analysis of Principle c...

  15. 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.

  16. Eating Concerns on Two Christian and Two Nonsectarian College Campuses: A Measure of Sex and Campus Differences in Attitudes toward Eating. (United States)

    Cook, Kaye V.; And Others


    Examined eating concerns on two college campuses with a Christian world view and two nonsectarian campuses. Found that eating concerns were significantly more frequent among women than men and that relative incidence of overweight in four sections of the country appeared more related to level of concern on each campus than presence or absence of…

  17. Information Access Needs of Satellite Campuses in Kenya - Can OER Close the Gap? : The Case of Moi University Nairobi Campus


    Gakindi, Monica Wawira


    This case study was aimed at obtaining the experiences of faculty and students of Moi University, Nairobi Campus in accessing information resources for teaching, learning and research. The study examined background information regarding knowledge societies and the role of higher education in society. This was done with a view to exploring the potential of Open Educational Resources in enhancing access to teaching, learning and research information resources at the campus. Th...

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Context-free pragmatism in Danish campus architecture

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    Knudsen, Lars Emmerik Damgaard

    The idea of new pragmatism has inspired a new Danish wave in architecture that since 2012 has had enormous influence on the design of campus buildings in the professional education sector in Denmark. In arguing for a no-nonsense approach to architecture representatives of new pragmatism refers to...... reflects an educational ideal that also seem to lack a sense of context, and hence both the architecture and the educational structuring in Campus Roskilde can be understood as a context free pragmatism. I analyze this tendency with references to Dewey’s own work on the meaning of the educational...


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    York, C.M.


    This paper provides an analysis of energy use on community college campuses which justifies the introduction of a simple model for describing that energy use. The model is then applied to the data from 80 campuses to determine average values for the parameters of the model. The model can be used to measure the energy savings of conservation programs as well as the cost avoidance associated with those savings. Because the model explicitly takes into account variations in weather, it provides an essential tool for evaluating energy conservation programs.

  7. 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...

  8. 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...



    Kahraman, I.; I. R. Karas; Alizadehasharfi, B.; Abdul-Rahman, A


    This paper discusses the method of developing Campus Information System. The system can handle 3D spatial data within desktop and web environment. The method consists of texturing of building facades for 3D building models and modeling 3D Campus Information System. In this paper, some of these steps are carried out; modelling 3D buildings, toggling these models on the terrain and ortho-photo, integration with a geo-database, transferring to the CityServer3D environment by using CityG...

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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…

  13. Sexual Assault on the College Campus: The Role of Male Peer Support. (United States)

    Schwartz, Martin D.; DeKeseredy, Walter S.

    This book links research on two topics--sexual assault on North American college and university campuses and the role played by male peer support in such assaults. Disputing the notion that college campuses are safe havens from crime, the first chapter defines sexual assault, notes the incidence and prevalence of campus sexual assault, and…

  14. 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…

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

    Lundstrom, Loren M.


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

  16. 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…

  17. 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)

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

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


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

  19. 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…

  20. 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)

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Environmental Strategies To Prevent Alcohol Problems on College Campuses. (United States)

    Fisher, Deborah A.

    This document describes strategies that are used to create healthier campus environments in which alcohol is less available, more responsibly promoted and served, and poses less of a threat to the health, safety, and well-being of all students. The strategies described in this document accomplish these objectives by changing conditions on campus…

  7. Environmental Strategies to Prevent Alcohol Problems on College Campuses. Revised (United States)

    Stewart, Kathryn


    Alcohol problems on campuses cannot be solved with simple solutions, such as an alcohol awareness campaign. Instead, dangerous college drinking can be prevented with an array of protective measures that deal with alcohol availability, enforcement of existing laws and rules, and changes in how alcohol is promoted, sold and served. Many people,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Campus Life for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People (United States)

    Journal of American College Health, 2005


    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender people, including students, faculty members, and staff members, from 14 institutions of higher education responded to a questionnaire about oppressive experiences, perceptions of the campus environment, and institutional policies. The results revealed that 36 percent of the undergraduate respondents reported…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. IT and the Year of the Chinese Campus (United States)

    Schaffhauser, Dian


    The lure of entering the China "market" has led numerous North American colleges and universities to open campuses or offices on Chinese soil--in anticipation of bolstering enrollment numbers, wooing a promising supply of Chinese students, and offering their American or other international students the opportunity to live and study abroad. In…

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

    Ryder, Andrew J.; Mitchell, Joshua J.


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

  16. Racism, Group Defamation, and Freedom of Speech on Campus. (United States)

    Laramee, William A.


    Examines racism on college campuses. Discusses group defamation and freedom of speech within that context. Concludes in this period of racial unrest and conflict, a reappraisal is in order of delicate balance between protection from group and class defamation on the one hand and free speech on other, using law as an important base from which to…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

  1. 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...

  2. 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…

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

    Stone, Elizabeth


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

  4. Outreach to International Campuses: Removing Barriers and Building Relationships (United States)

    Mee, Susan


    The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), located in western New York, strives to deliver the same quality library services to its students and faculty located across the globe as those living in the Rochester area. In addition to an array of distance courses and online programs, RIT also has international campuses located in Kosovo, Croatia,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. A Model of Cross Campus Entrepreneurship and Assessment


    Welsh Dianne H. B.; Tullar William L.


    Entrepreneurship education has revolutionized all aspects of business. Entrepreneurship education has progressed from programs housed only in business schools to cross-disciplinary programs in departments across college and university campuses in the past 10 years. This blended approach that encompasses various disciplines with entrepreneurship through combined learning objectives focuses on application. However, the measurement of entrepreneurial propensity in students across the curriculum,...

  8. 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…

  9. Social Norms Tactics to Promote a Campus Alcohol Coalition (United States)

    Vinci, Debra M.; Philen, Robert C.; Walch, Susan E.; Kennedy, Rebecca; Harrell, Mica; Rime, Carla; Matthews, Jaclyn


    Background: Social norms posters usually contain a normative message, branding, campaign tagline and sponsoring coalition/contact information. There are limited data on which campaign components promote recognition of Campus Alcohol Coalitions (CAC). Purpose: To determine the most effective media channels/incentives to promote recognition of CAC…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. The Lecherous Professor. Sexual Harassment on Campus. Second Edition. (United States)

    Dziech, Billie Wright; Weiner, Linda

    The issue of sexual harassment of students by academicians is addressed, including the dilemma of teacher-student dating, newly devised policy statements on sexual harassment from several institutions, and faculty uneasiness about administrative directives on sexual harassment. Chapters are as follows: "Sexual Harrassment on Campus: The State of…

  13. 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…

  14. 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)

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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)

  19. 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…

  20. Gambling and Other Risk Behaviors on University Campuses (United States)

    Engwall, Douglas; Hunter, Robert; Steinberg, Marvin


    To examine the prevalence of problem gambling and its relationship to other risk-taking behaviors, the authors surveyed 1,350 undergraduates at the 4 campuses of Connecticut State University (CSU) during fall 2000. On the basis of a modified version of the South Oaks Gambling Screen, a widely used screening instrument, they found that 18% of the…

  1. Transnational Higher Education: Offshore Campuses in the Middle East (United States)

    Miller-Idriss, Cynthia; Hanauer, Elizabeth


    This paper maps the landscape of transnational higher education in the Middle East, focusing in particular on the recent expansion of satellite, branch, and offshore educational institutions and programs that foreign institutions have set up in the region. Of the estimated 100 branch campuses currently operating worldwide, over one-third are in…

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

    Han, Seunghee


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

  3. Branch Campus Leadership: Like Running a Three-Ring Circus? (United States)

    Gillie Gossom, J.; Deckert Pelton, M.


    Members of National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) have spent three years crafting a survey instrument for assessing the leadership abilities and skills of branch administrators. In pursuit of the goal to investigate four leadership dimensions: diagnosing, implementing, visioning, and entrepreneurial, a pilot survey was…

  4. 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,...

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Virtual Campus – Trends and Perspectives in Germany

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    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

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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…

  16. 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)

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

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    Michaelsen, Lisbet


    Campus Service (CAS) at DTU has the mission of servicing our University with a high quality within all areas of Facility Management: planning, building, operation and maintenance. At the same time CAS supports the vision of DTU to be a sustainable university so we try to think sustainable in all ...

  18. 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

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

    DeBowes, Michael Matthew


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

  20. Evaluation of Fiji National University Campus Information Systems

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    Kumar, Bimal Aklesh


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

  1. Bursty Hot-Words Detection for Campus BBS

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    Geng Changxin


    Full Text Available In the monitoring of campus public opinions, hot words often reflect the latest burst hot topics within a certain period of time. Therefore, this paper takes in-depth research for bursty hot words detection. In the process of words weight calculation, we consider not only traditional features such as TF, IDF, but also the burstiness, part of speech, length, location in text and other factors. Consequently, the measurement formula of burstiness and the weight calculating formula based on symphysic multi-features are proposed. The weight calculating formula can identify the bursty hot-words quickly and accurately, and then discover the bursty events, finally realizing the early warning of campus public opinions effectively.

  2. 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.

  3. Research on Stress Management Among the Campus Students


    T. V. Ramana; M Satyanarayana; V.V. Ratnaji Rao Chowdary


    Career planning and development of the students depends on their physical/mental, family, school, relationship and social factors. Pessimistic sense of these factors lead to stress in various forms like emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioral reaction to any perceived demands or threats. Keeping this in mind, the present study is tried to find out the stress factors and to give suitable suggestions. It is observed that the students are facing stress at the campus regarding study hours,...

  4. 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)

  5. Fighting back against campus anti-Semitism (Book review)


    Klaff, Lesley D


    This is a review of Kenneth L. Marcus's award winning book,'Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America' (Cambridge University Press 2010). It evaluates the book's coverage of campus anti-Semitism in America and the author's legal and policy arguments in favour of using Title VI Civil Rights Act 1964 to protect Jewish students (and other ethno-religious groups) from discrimination. It also discusses Marcus's unique explanation of "the dilemma of Jewish difference" in which he considers whethe...

  6. 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...

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

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


    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...... development. This requires new competences in the learning organization, and the problem is if the willingness for changes exists among staff and in the organization as long as competition from the educational market is small...

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

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    Borch, Ole; Knudsen, Morten; Rokkjær, Ole


    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...... development. This requires new competences in the learning organization, and the problem is if the willingess for changes exists among staff and in the organization as long as competition from the educational market is small...

  9. Development of a virtual campus based on bimodal education


    Yábar, J. M.; Añaños, Elena


    A bimodal education model is a flexible model which harmoniously combines the possibilities for teaching offered by Information Society Technologies (IST), such as interactive classrooms, videoconference, and the virtual campus, with traditional educational activities such as lectures and certain types of practical training. The main goal was to provide university students and teachers in formal and continuing education with telematic tools based on new information technologies within the fra...

  10. 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...

  11. 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)

  12. Virtual Campus – Trends and Perspectives in Germany


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


    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 federal government. An analysis of the current program „New Media in Education” indicates trends of possible developments as well as hindrances in the virtualization of higher education

  13. Bursty Hot-Words Detection for Campus BBS


    Geng Changxin; Zhu Xiaoguang; Nie Peiyao; Lin Peiguang


    In the monitoring of campus public opinions, hot words often reflect the latest burst hot topics within a certain period of time. Therefore, this paper takes in-depth research for bursty hot words detection. In the process of words weight calculation, we consider not only traditional features such as TF, IDF, but also the burstiness, part of speech, length, location in text and other factors. Consequently, the measurement formula of burstiness and the weight calculating formula based on symph...

  14. 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...

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

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    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)

  16. Enabling a Ubiquitous Location Based Service on Campus


    Karlsen, Bjarte Stien


    This thesis have looked at two subjects that are a necessary part of a Location Based Service. Guidelines on how to make a Location Model of the campus has been suggested. The proposed model enhanced already existing suggestions and provides support for different queries. Testing was done with Ekahau WLAN positioning technology to obtain location information. The results of the testing showed that the technology was suitable to provide a services that required accuracy at room-level. Services...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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,…

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. "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

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Mobilidade Urbana Sustentável - O Campus da UTAD


    Silva, Sílvia Carina Alves da


    A Mobilidade Urbana constitui um dos temas abundantemente evidenciados na sociedade actual, constituindo um factor importante e com forte impacto no desenvolvimento sustentável de dada região. A fim de se conseguir uma mobilidade urbana sustentável satisfatória torna-se imprescindível que se reduza a mobilidade forçada e o uso desnecessário de veículos privados motorizados. Um campus universitário torna-se um foco importante dentro de uma região ao conduzir a inúmeras deslocações tanto no seu...

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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

  12. 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…

  13. The Reliability and Validity of a Campus Caring Instrument Developed for Undergraduate Students in Hong Kong (United States)

    Ng, Petrus; Su, Xiqing Susan; Chan, Vivien; Leung, Heidi; Cheung, Wendy; Tsun, Angela


    This study validated a Perceived Campus Caring Scale with 1,520 university students. Using factor analysis, seven factors namely, Faculty Support, Nonfaculty Support, Peer Relationship, Sense of Detachment, Sense of Belonging, Caring Attitude, and Campus Involvement, are identified with high reliability, validity, and close correlation with the…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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)

  20. 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…

  1. Cross-Cultural Training of Expatriate Faculty Teaching in International Branch Campuses (United States)

    Jauregui, Martin


    This study investigates the intersection between academics and culture in international branch campus using Stier's (2006) "cross-cultural characteristics and competencies." The purpose of this study was to examine the type of cross-cultural training being used by the international branch campuses in Qatar's Education City, in particular…

  2. 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…

  3. "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…

  4. 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:…

  5. Aftermath of Tragic Events: The Development and Use of Community Support Meetings on a University Campus (United States)

    Meilman, Philip W.; Hall, Tanni M.


    Colleges and universities need to be prepared to address the psychological impact of tragedies on their campuses. In this article, the author describes the development and successful implementation of campus postvention services in the aftermath of college student deaths by suicide as well as by natural and accidental causes. The program has been…

  6. 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

  7. Declining Physical Activity Levels as an Unintended Consequence of Abolishing Mandatory Campus Service Fees (United States)

    Jones, Sandra C.; Barrie, Lance


    Objective: This study investigates the effect of the introduction of voluntary student unionism and subsequent increase in campus facility fees on engagement in physical activity on campus. Participants: Participants were 1,904 students from a large regional NSW (Australia) university across 3 time periods (926 in 2005, 504 in 2006, and 474 in…

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

    Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2012


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

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

    Noel-Levitz, Inc, 2011


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

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  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. 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.…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

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

    Young, Jeffrey R.


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

  6. The Integrative Role of the Campus Environmental Audit: Experiences at Bishop's University, Canada (United States)

    Bardati, Darren R.


    Purpose: This paper seeks to suggest that the campus environmental audit can become an important tool that synergizes active learning and operations planning and management approaches to promote sustainability on university campuses. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the author's experiences at Bishop's University with the evolution…

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

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


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

  8. 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…

  9. Hate on Campus: A Model for Evaluating, Understanding, and Handling Critical Incidents. (United States)

    Schlosser, Lewis Z.; Sedlacek, William E.


    Discusses the typical response to incidents of hatred and prejudice on campuses, which is often seen as reactive and brief. Advocates the creation of a critical incident team (CIT) on campuses, created for the purpose of dealing with incidents of hatred. (GCP)

  10. Organizational Issues Related to Governance and Management of Off-Campus Centers (United States)

    Macklin, Cedric Dewayne


    Extensive research has been conducted on students pursuing degrees off-campus; however, limited studies have been directed to explain the growing practice of students enrolling in courses and degrees at off-campus degree centers. The purpose of this dissertation was to explore the organizational issues related to governance and management of…

  11. 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…

  12. 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,…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Postsuicide Intervention as a Prevention Tool: Developing a Comprehensive Campus Response to Suicide and Related Risk (United States)

    Cimini, M. Dolores; Rivero, Estela M.


    This chapter explores the critical role of crisis intervention and other support after a suicide has occurred as part of a comprehensive suicide prevention response within college and university campuses. The important components of postsuicide intervention campus crisis response and protocols and the identification of key stakeholders to…

  17. 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.

  18. A campus-based course in field geology (United States)

    Richard, G. A.; Hanson, G. N.


    GEO 305: Field Geology offers students practical experience in the field and in the computer laboratory conducting geological field studies on the Stony Brook University campus. Computer laboratory exercises feature mapping techniques and field studies of glacial and environmental geology, and include geophysical and hydrological analysis, interpretation, and mapping. Participants learn to use direct measurement and mathematical techniques to compute the location and geometry of features and gain practical experience in representing raster imagery and vector geographic data as features on maps. Data collecting techniques in the field include the use of hand-held GPS devices, compasses, ground-penetrating radar, tape measures, pacing, and leveling devices. Assignments that utilize these skills and techniques include mapping campus geology with GPS, using Google Earth to explore our geologic context, data file management and ArcGIS, tape and compass mapping of woodland trails, pace and compass mapping of woodland trails, measuring elevation differences on a hillside, measuring geologic sections and cores, drilling through glacial deposits, using ground penetrating radar on glaciotectonic topography, mapping the local water table, and the identification and mapping of boulders. Two three-hour sessions are offered per week, apportioned as needed between lecture; discussion; guided hands-on instruction in geospatial and other software such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, spreadsheets, and custom modules such as an arc intersection calculator; outdoor data collection and mapping; and writing of illustrated reports.

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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".

  2. 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

  3. The Asian American College Experience at a Diverse Institution: Campus Climate as a Predictor of Sense of Belonging (United States)

    Wells, Alison V.; Horn, Catherine


    Assessing campus climate is an important factor in understanding the persistence and satisfaction of all students. This investigation extends this research stream by examining the relationship between perceptions of campus and overall sense of belonging of Asian American students on a diverse campus. Administrators may use the information gained…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Translating Research to Practice: Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Effective Off-Campus Party Intervention. Issues in Prevention (United States)

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    This issue of "Issues in Prevention" focuses on overcoming barriers in implementing effective off-campus party intervention. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Confronting the Problems Associated With Off-Campus Parties With Evidence-Based Strategies (John D. Clapp); (2) Overview of Research on Effective Off-Campus Party…

  7. A Novel Solution based on NAT Traversal for High-speed Accessing the Campus Network from the Public Network


    Meng Liu; Bing Liu; Jie Liu; Meng Du


    Chinese universities use the multi-outgoing exports to solve the problem of the traffic of bandwidth to the Internet for the campus network, but the world wide web servers in the campus network might still be accessed very slowly by some users outside the campus network (from the public network). We discuss and analyze the reasons for slowly accessing to the campus network form the public networks and a novel solution for high-speed accessing to the campus network for the local client in publ...

  8. 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.

  9. Huddersfield University Campus Grid: QGG of OSCAR Clusters

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    In the last decade Grid Computing Technology, an innovative extension of distributed computing, is becoming an enabler for computing resource sharing among the participants in 'Virtual Organisations' (VO). Although there exist enormous research efforts on grid-based collaboration technologies, most of them are concentrated on large research and business institutions. In this paper we are considering the adoption of Grid Computing Technology in a VO of small to medium Further Education (FE) and Higher-Education (HE) institutions. We will concentrate on the resource sharing among the campuses of The University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire and colleges in Lancashire, UK, enabled by the Grid. Within this context, it is important to focus on standards that support resource and information sharing, toolkits and middleware solutions that would promote Grid adoption among the FE/HE institutions in the Virtual HE organisation.

  10. 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.

  11. Software Architecture for Fiji National University Campus Information Systems

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    Kumar, Bimal Aklesh


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


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    Tellerup, Susanne


    A Design-Based Project The project Digital Competencies for Collaboration– across Campuses is a project, which illustrates how faculty through design-based research can improve and transform communication and learning. In the project the Social Education Program (SEP) at University College Zealand...... technology connects faculty members as well as links work and learning in new ways. The project also shows how a design-based approach can improve educational practice. The objectives of the project were formulated as the need to: • Increase faculty’s digital competence • Enable new ways to collaborate...... the project • Leadership - providing visions, direction, concrete support and resources • External consultants – providing professional guidance, structure, and expertise • Collaborative reflection, documentation, sharing and development of concrete teaching and learning designs • Access to digital...

  13. 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.

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

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


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

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

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    Charles P. Wilson


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

  16. Gas-cooled reactor application for a university campus

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    Large urban areas with unfavourable topographic and meteorological conditions suffer severe air pollution during the winter months. Use of low grade lignites, imported higher quality coal or imported fuel oil are the sources of air pollution in the form of sulphur dioxide, fly ash and soot. Large housing complexes or old and historical locations within the city are in need of pollution free centralized district heating systems. Natural gas imported from the Soviet Union is a solution for this problem. Lack of gas distribution network for high pressure gas within the city is the main bottle-neck for the heating systems utilizing natural gas. Concern of the safety of flammable high pressure gas circulating within the city is another drawback for the natural gas heating systems. Nuclear district heating is an environmentally viable option worth looking into it. Localized urban nuclear heating is an interesting solution for large urban areas with old and historical character. The results of a feasibility study on the HGR application for the Hacettepe University presented here, summarizes the concept of gas-cooled heating reactors specially designed for urban centers. The inherently safe characteristics of the pebble bed heating reactor makes localized urban nuclear heating a viable alternative to other heat sources. An economical analysis of various heat sources with equal power levels is done for the Beytepe campus of Hacettepe University in Ankara. Under special boundary conditions, the price for heat generation can be much lower for nuclear heating with GHR 20 than for hard coal or fuel oil. It is also possible that if the price escalation rate for natural gas exceeds 3%, then nuclear heating with GHR can be more competitive. It is concluded that the nuclear heating of Beytepe campus with a GHR 20 is feasible and economical. (author) 3 figs., 5 refs

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Liquor Law Liability on the College Campus: When Are We Responsible? (United States)

    Janosik, Steven M.


    Reviews legislation and court litigation dealing with liquor law liability on the college campus and presents some risk prevention recommendations for administrators, including becoming familiar with the law and reviewing student life policies that pertain to drinking. (JAC)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


    We expect to find that the application of our technology can significantly benefit the school, environmentally and economically. Our lab-scale demonstration results would lead to larger demonstration scale investigations and ultimately implementation on campus showcasing the p...

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ...

  9. An economic impact assessment of the closure of Vista University, Sebokeng Campus / Wynand Carel Johannes Grobler


    Grobler, Wynand Carel Johannes


    The former Minister of Education, Prof Kader Asmal, stated in his report; "Transformation and Restructuring: A new institutional landscape for Higher Education" in 2001, that it is his intention to close Vista University, Sebokeng Campus and to incorporate the students and staff of Vista University, Sebokeng Campus, into the merged Potchefstroom University for CHE and University of North West. In this regard the North-West University was established on 1 January 2004 in terms of the Higher...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

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


    Jennie Levine Knies; Megan Mac Gregor


    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 ...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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.

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

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


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

  18. 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.

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

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    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.

  20. 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。

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

    Amon, Julie L.

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

  7. Recycling Practice to Promote Sustainable Behavior at University Campus

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    Shahrom Md Zain


    Full Text Available In this paper, attitudes toward sustainable behavior refer to an individual’s responsibility in using the natural resources granted by Allah S.W.T. while taking into consideration the interests of future generations. These actions must start from oneself, and include simple and immediately necessary actions. For example, recycling is a simple practice that must be engaged in by all individuals. As a leading university that launched a SUSTAINABLE PROGRAM involving the majority of its highly educated community, its image would be tarnished if this simple practice was not carried out. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM, through its zero waste campus initiative and in collaboration with the research group of Alam Flora Sdn Bhd, has deployed recycling activities effectively since 2010 using an improved a management recycling system, improving existing facilities and intensifying awareness campaigns. However, the response from the UKM community is low, with an average recycling rate of 1.75% (April 2010 to July 2012 and an average of eight persons/week who sent recyclable items to the UKM Recycling Center (April 2011 to July 2012. Surveys taken regarding the involvement of the UKM community in recycling activity are discussed to obtain an overview of the facilities and the changes required to improve the recycling management system. Based on a problem analysis using a fishbone diagram, peoples’ attitudes are shown to be a primary cause of the low response to the recycling program. The targeted recycling rate of 20% requires the continued cooperation and efforts of the entire UKM community to promote an educated culture of sustainability at the University.

  8. Determining Wind Energy Potential in Kurupelit Campus of Ondokuz Mayis University

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    Full Text Available The wind energy potential in Kurupelit Campus of Ondokuz Mayis University was determined in this research. The data regarding wind characteristics such as wind speed, wind direction and wind blowing time measured at 2m height above the l surface and for one year (December 2002-November 2003 gathered from an automatic meteorological station located in the campus was used for this study. These data were processed by using some empirical equations and the power of wind turbines that have diameter of 3, 5, 10 and 15 m were calculated for 10, 20 and 30 m heights. It was seen from the results that the wind energy potential of this campus was not profitable enough for agricultural applications and producing electricity. In addition, it was also find that any wind energy station (small or large scale type can redeem itself more than 40 years when considering present costs of wind energy systems and electricity

  9. 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 of...... resources in form of both teachers and university facilities is challenged by development of integration of learning, teaching and the spaces where it takes place. The challenges are shared among users and owners of campus, where retrofitting is needed too. This paper aims to describe Campus Retrofitting...... methodology and the formulation of the guiding principle of the CARE-way of sustainable retrofitting of university campuses opens up an agenda for investigating a new methodology for sustainable urban retrofitting in a Nordic context....


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    Full Text Available The study on correlation of microclimates changes on fluctuations of herpetofauna diversity in campus area wasdone for the last six years. Monitoring herpetofauna diversity was conducted from 2007 to 2012 using VisualEncounter Survey. The analysis for designing a model on the influence of microclimates on fluctuations ofherpetofauna diversity performed by using smart PLS program. The result showed eight (8 species of amphibiansand twenty four (24 species of reptiles were identified within the last six-year visits (2007-2012. New country recordsof Lepidodactylus cf lugubris (Geckonidae species were documented. The results also showed that fluctuations ofherpetofauna diversity in campus area was influenced by microclimates elements. The model of microclimaticinfluence on fluctuations of herpetofauna diversity showed that the humadity becomes a major factor influencingon fluctuations of herpetofauna diversity in campus area with the predictive-relevance (Q2 value is 99,817%.

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

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    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...

  12. 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

  13. 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。

  14. 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...... 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......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...

  15. 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. PMID:26985614

  16. A Building like a Tree, a Campus like a Forest: Sustainable Design Comes to New England Higher Education (United States)

    McDonough, William; Braungart, Michael; Dale, Diane


    As in other regions, development on many New England campuses over the past 30 years has tended to be more random than planned. Following the same patterns of sprawl that have defined most development in today's era, the placement of new campus buildings often separated them from the life of the university, while a hodgepodge of architectural…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…


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

  20. 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…

  1. A Mobile Device and Online System with Contextual Familiarity and Its Effects on English Learning on Campus (United States)

    Cheng, Shu-Chen; Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Wu, Sheng-Yi; Shadiev, Rustam; Xie, Ching-Hwa


    In this study, a mobile device and online system, StudentPartner, is proposed to help students learn English on campus using multimedia and GPS support. Two activities, exploring the campus in English and English presentation, were designed to stimulate students' deep engagement and interaction with the system. Since students are very familiar…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

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

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    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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Planning of a Student Peer Program as a Key Component of a Campus Suicide Prevention Project: Utilizing NAPP Programmatic Standards (United States)

    Wozny, Darren A.; Porter, Julia Y.; Watson, Joshua C.


    Campus students are most likely to confide with other students (Brownson, 2007). Thus, the student peer program's rationale is that it is a vital component of our campus suicide prevention project's purpose to early identify at-risk students, engage at-risk students, and utilize appropriate helping interventions (may include referral to the…

  9. University Students' Perceived Self-Efficacy in Identifying Suicidal Warning Signs and Helping Suicidal Friends Find Campus Intervention Resources (United States)

    King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Strader, Jennifer L.


    Currently, suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth 18 to 24 years of age and the second leading cause of death on college campuses. A sample of students (N = 1,019) from three midwestern universities were surveyed regarding their perceived self-efficacy in identifying suicide warning signs and campus suicide intervention resources.…

  10. Coping with Stress: Strategies Adopted by Students at the Winneba Campus of University of Education, Winneba, Ghana (United States)

    Esia-Donkoh, Kweku; Yelkpieri, Daniel; Esia-Donkoh, Kobina


    The purpose of the study was to investigate if students of the Winneba Campus of UEW (University of Education, Winneba), have appropriate strategies to cope with stress. Four hundred students who were selected based on stratified random sampling technique from all the departments at the Winneba Campus of the university were involved in the study.…

  11. 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.

  12. Proposta d'arranjament de l'espai verd del Campus del Baix Llobregat


    Soto Gil, Neus


    The project is located on the campus of the Baix Llobregat, in Castelldefels. The campus is located in an old area of marshes and lagoons, That was used mainly by agriculture (given the high fertility of the soil which provided very productive crops). It was then, in the 90s, when the Generalitat and the Started to make arrangements in order to build an university zone; The Mediterranean Technology Park. During it's construction it was decided to build a pond in order to solve the fact that i...

  13. V Jornada Campus Virtual UCM: buenas prácticas e indicios de calidad


    Fernández-Valmayor Crespo, Alfredo; Sanz Cabrerizo, Amelia; Merino Granizo, Jorge, ed. lit.


    La V Jornada de Campus Virtual Filología de la Universidad Complutense se ha centrado en las buenas prácticas e indicios de calidad que, en su actividad cotidiana, ponen de manifiesto centros, profesores y estudiantes dentro de nuestro Campus. En el momento de definir las buenas prácticas si queremos estar en condiciones de reconocer y evaluar el trabajo de profesores y alumnos, echamos en falta indicadores e indicios de calidad, no contamos con modelos precisos para la enseñanza virtual q...

  14. 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. ...

  15. The role of psychiatric nurse faculty in establishing a campus suicide prevention program. (United States)

    Cook, Linda J


    Suicide among college students has received increased national attention over the past few decades, partly due to the publicity regarding high-profile suicide events on college campuses throughout the United States and its territories. Currently, suicide is identified as the second-leading cause of death in college students. Due to federal legislation such as the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act of 2004, many college campuses have been able to establish suicide prevention programs. This article describes how a psychiatric nurse faculty member successfully established a comprehensive suicide prevention program that was initially supported by grant funds from the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. PMID:22085612

  16. Evaluation of Pedestrian Risk on 700 N on Utah State University Campus


    Jackson, Kirk


    One of the biggest concerns that highway designers face when designing roadways is how to safely design the interface between highway users and pedestrians. This is never truer than on the Utah State University campus where pedestrian use is much higher than on an average road. Utah State University purchased 700 N, the main collector road which runs through the heart of USU’s campus, from the City of Logan in the summer of 2010. Since then, pedestrian safety on 700 N has become the first pri...

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 78 FR 69538 - Attestation Process for Employers Using F-1 Students in Off-Campus Work (United States)


    ... Employment and Training Administration 20 CFR Part 655 RIN 1205-AB66 Attestation Process for Employers Using... employers seeking to hire F-1 foreign students as part-time workers off-campus. These subparts became... 20 CFR part 655 subparts J and K. See 56 FR 56860 (Nov. 6, 1991), as amended by 59 FR 64776 (Dec....

  2. Campus: "Lab" and "Window" for Sustainable Design Research and Education--The DECOS Educational Network Experience (United States)

    Vezzoli, Carlo; Penin, Lara


    Purpose: This paper aims to diffuse the concept of a multi-lateral learning process as a means to promote experimental didactics and research (and the cross-fertilization between these two activities) in the field of design of sustainable product-service systems (PSSs) and to consider the university campus as the locus for the design,…

  3. 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

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

  6. The SAPO Campus Recommender System: A Study about Students' and Teachers' Opinions (United States)

    Pedro, Luís; Santos, Carlos; Almeida, Sara Filipa; Ramos, Fernando; Moreira, António; Almeida, Margarida; Antunes, Maria João


    This paper aims to assess the relevance and usefulness of the SAPO Campus recommender system, through the analysis of students' and teachers' opinions. Recommender systems, assuming a "technology-driven" approach, have been designed with the primary goal of predicting user interests based on the implicit analysis of their…

  7. 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"…

  8. 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…

  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. 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…

  11. Research of Campus Security Awareness Diffusion Based on Lotka -Volterra Model (United States)

    Wu, Ting; Chen, Xuebo

    This paper applies Lotka-Volterra model to campus security awareness issue. The campus population is divided into two, the population with correct security awareness and the population with wrong security awareness. Then the deterministic model and the disturbed model were simulated separately. It is convenient to discuss the situation of two competitive populations' awareness. The deterministic model is a situation without considering any other factors. The disturbed model is a situation with considering robot technology as a positive disturbed factor. Under the circumstances, robot technology is taken as a technical means to assist campus security management. The paper discusses the effect from the positive disturbed factor to a and b which stands for alternative variables, and then to the number of each population. The conclusion is that alternative variables a and b are closely related to the equilibrium state of two populations and total number of equilibrium state, but have nothing to do with used time reaching equilibrium state. The influence of the positive disturbed factor must be controlled in the appropriate range. Finally, the paper puts forward relevant suggestions on work of campus security awareness.

  12. Campus Racial Climate Perceptions and Overall Sense of Belonging among Racially Diverse Women in STEM Majors (United States)

    Johnson, Dawn R.


    This study examined the contributions of campus racial climate perceptions and other college environments to overall sense of belonging among racially diverse women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors. The sample included 1,722 women from the 2004 National Study of Living-Learning Programs. Using a conceptual…

  13. 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)

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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)

  17. 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.…

  18. The Impact of Academic Success Stories on the Effectiveness of the Campus Tour (United States)

    Damron, Terry Stringer


    The campus tour is one of the most effective recruitment tools for higher education institutions, impacting prospective students' perceptions of college choice decision criteria, including academic quality. This study examined the impact of sharing academic success stories during the tour on prospective students' perceptions of academic quality,…

  19. Stable isotopes applied in life sciences in UNESP - Botucatu campus, SP, Brazil

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    Universities and research centers that use stable isotopes follow a worldwide trend in owning laboratories isotope ratio that serves multiple users, as well as minimize maintenance costs, operation and staff training. For this purpose it was created in 1998, the Center Stable Isotopes 'Centro de Isotopos Estaveis' - CIE, which is an auxiliary unit linked to the Institute of Biosciences (IB) of the Sao Paulo State University - UNESP Botucatu Campus, Brazil. The best way to CIE grow and achieve excellence are already disclose the methodologies employed and practice areas consolidated to find new partnerships with different applications, and also seek new methods of analysis that can expand areas. The aim of this study is to disseminate methodologies for analysis of isotope ratio and areas of the CIE. The CIE analyzes the isotopic ratios 13C/12C, 15N/14N, 2H/1H and 18O/16O (CHON), and for the carbon samples can be solid, liquid and gas (in the form of CO2) for the other elements is only possible to analyze in solid or liquid form. All samples are always analyzed separately by the destructive method. The CIE addition to performing scientific partnerships with all university, complementary and auxiliaries units of UNESP Botucatu campus also have partnerships in other academic units on campus of UNESP Jaboticabal and Dracena and Sao Paulo University in Piracicaba campus and is open to new partnerships in other research units. (author)

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. Extending Campus Life to the Internet: Social Media, Discrimination, and Perceptions of Racial Climate (United States)

    Tynes, Brendesha M.; Rose, Chad A.; Markoe, Suzanne L.


    Despite the fact that more college student interaction now takes place online, researchers have yet to examine the role the Internet plays in perceptions of campus racial climate. Using an online survey of a sample of 217 African American and European American college students, this study explored online factors including intergroup interaction as…

  4. Faculty for the Engaged Campus: Advancing Community-Engaged Careers in the Academy (United States)

    Seifer, Sarena D.; Blanchard, Lynn W.; Jordan, Catherine; Gelmon, Sherril; McGinley, Piper


    Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a national membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and higher education institutions. In response to faculty concerns about the institutional barriers to community-engaged careers in the academy, CCPH embarked on a series of…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. Crime on Campus: Analyzing and Managing the Increasing Risk of Institutional Liability. The Publication Series. (United States)

    Burling, Philip

    This monograph reviews a college or university's responsibility for incidents of crime occurring on its campus or in the course of its programs. Part 1 reviews the legal analyses which courts undertake in responding to claims that, under common tort law or contract theories, liability for the injuries suffered by a person ought to be shifted from…

  8. 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.…

  9. Campus-Level Decision-Making Practices: Principals and Teachers Differ in Their Views (United States)

    Noel, Cindi; Slate, John R.; Brown, Michelle; Tejeda-Delgado, Carmen


    With the implementation of site-based decision-making occurring in schools, the extent to which teachers perceive their involvement in decisions on planning, budgeting, curriculum, staffing patterns, staff development, and campus-level organization and the extent to which teachers' views of their involvement in these activities are congruent with…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. "Serving Two Masters"--Academics' Perspectives on Working at an Offshore Campus in Malaysia (United States)

    Dobos, Katalin


    This paper explores the effects of the internationalisation of higher education on the working lives of academics at an offshore campus in eastern Malaysia. Using the interpretivist paradigm and grounded theory methods it investigates their perspectives on various themes as those emerge during a series of interviews. These emerging themes are:…

  13. 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.

  14. 75 FR 39510 - Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; Off-Campus Community Service Program... (United States)


    ... (HEA) to recruit and compensate students (including compensation for time spent in training and for travel) for part-time, off-campus employment directly related to community service. Under section 447(b... jobs and emergency preparedness jobs. If funded, you will be asked to collect and report data on...

  15. Implications of the Growing Visibility of Gay and Bisexual Male Students on Campus. (United States)

    Rhoads, Robert A.


    Using a two-year ethnographic study, explores a subculture of gay and bisexual male students at a major university. Identifies areas of concern that student affairs administrators should consider in their efforts to improve the campus climate for these students. Describes the coming out process, visibility, and discrimination. (RJM)

  16. 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…

  17. Creating and Assessing Campus Climates That Support Personal and Social Responsibility (United States)

    Reason, Robert D.


    In this article, Robert D. Reason defines personal and social responsibility as a five-component outcome of college, presents a case for thinking about educating for personal and social responsibility through the lens of campus climate that eschews the hunt for a single intervention, and encourages the marshaling of multiple resources in multiple…

  18. Fraternities and Sororities Shaping the Campus Climate of Personal and Social Responsibility (United States)

    Barnhardt, Cassie L.


    Data from 9,760 college students on 20 campuses were used to explore the extent to which fraternity and sorority organizations assert an influence over the manner in which students experience the climate for personal and social responsibility while in college. Results demonstrated greater exposure to fraternities and sororities can function to…

  19. 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)

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Sexual Violence and Alcohol and Other Drug Use on Campus. Infofacts/Resources (United States)

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    This "Infofacts/Resources" describes the scope of the problem of sexual assault on campus, perpetrator characteristics and situational circumstances that may make assaults more likely to happen, and the role alcohol and other drugs, including rape-facilitating drugs, play in sexual assault. This publication also provides an overview of sexual…

  3. Centro campus UAB pone en marcha primera fase proyecto estudia origen materia

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    The technical center of the campus at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelone start today the first phase of the european project studing the origins of matter with the help of the biggest particle accelerator in the world; this accelerator will reproduce the conditions of the Big Bang. (1,5 page)

  4. An Integration Architecture of Virtual Campuses with External e-Learning Tools (United States)

    Navarro, Antonio; Cigarran, Juan; Huertas, Francisco; Rodriguez-Artacho, Miguel; Cogolludo, Alberto


    Technology enhanced learning relies on a variety of software architectures and platforms to provide different kinds of management service and enhanced instructional interaction. As e-learning support has become more complex, there is a need for virtual campuses that combine learning management systems with the services demanded by educational…

  5. 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…

  6. Designing a University-Wide Fitness Program to Promote Campus Health and Department Image (United States)

    VanSickle, Jennifer; Hancher-Rauch, Heidi; Hicks, Lisa


    Health and physical education departments across the United States often face perception and reputation problems on campus and a general misunderstanding of the nature of their academic work. One solution is to offer a faculty-and-staff fitness program that showcases the academic and leadership skills of the faculty, opens doors for collaboration…

  7. "Taking Back the Campus": Right-Wing Feminism as the "Middle Ground" (United States)

    Bailey, Courtney


    Since the late 1990s, the Independent Women's Forum (IWF) has run two major campaigns on the campuses of American colleges and universities. One, entitled "Free Cupid!," attempts to combine gender egalitarianism with conservative notions of heterosexual romance. The second campaign, entitled "Top Ten Things Your Professors Do to Skew You, "…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  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. Student Perceptions of Service Quality in a Multi-Campus Higher Education System in Spain (United States)

    Gallifa, Josep; Batalle, Pere


    Purpose: This paper aims to present an in-depth case study with student perceptions of service quality, discussing the relevance of these perceptions for the important issue of quality improvement in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents institutional research carried out in a multi-campus system in Spain made up of…

  13. 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…

  14. The Impact of On-Campus Student Growth on First-year Student Engagement and Success (United States)

    LaNasa, Steven M.; Olson, Elizabeth; Alleman, Natalie


    During the past two decades institutions of all types have sought to expand and enhance residential facilities. Institutional focus on scale, configuration, amenities, and academic integration has sought to leverage prior research documenting the multiple and often positive impacts of on-campus residence. Although institutional size has been…

  15. 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 of...

  16. 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. By...

  17. 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…

  18. Becoming a Professional: Why Family and Consumer Sciences Students Participate in Campus Organizations (United States)

    Witt, Susan D.; Witt, David D.; Clark, Cassie R.


    It is well established that college students who participate in campus professional organizations report that their educational experience is enhanced and they are better able to make a successful transition to the world of work. In this study, family and consumer sciences students in three major areas of study--child and family development;…

  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. 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…

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. Campus Computing, 1995: The Sixth National Survey of Desktop Computing in Higher Education. (United States)

    Green, Kenneth C.

    This monograph reports findings of a Fall, 1995 survey of computing officials at approximately 650 two- and four-year colleges and universities across the United States concerning increasing use of technology on college campuses. Major findings include: the percentage of college courses using e-mail and multimedia resources more than doubled; the…

  4. People to Watch: From Life on Campus to Life on the Floor. (United States)

    Brown, Rexford


    A description of what it is like to move back and forth between the academic and the political worlds is presented. Ten "professor/legislators" and one ex-professor/governor are interviewed. Their responses indicate that the campus and the legislature are not inimical environments. (MLW)

  5. Attitudes Toward Campus Diversity: Participation in a Racial or Cultural Awareness Workshop. (United States)

    Springer, Leonard; And Others


    A study (n=1,060 students) found that white college students' sex and major were significantly related to precollege attitudes toward diversity on campus, and gender and major separately predicted participation in a racial or cultural awareness workshop. Father's education, family income, and degree aspiration were also considered as variables.…

  6. Do White Students Perceive Racism toward Minority Students on Predominantly White Campuses? (United States)

    Springer, Leonard; And Others

    This study tested a causal model of influences on white students' perceptions of racism toward minority students on predominantly white college campuses. The study was part of the National Study of Student Learning and utilized a three-wave, longitudinal design. The institutional sample consisted of 11 traditional institutions in 9 states. The…

  7. Abstinence and Relapse Rates Following a College Campus-Based Quit & Win Contest (United States)

    Thomas, Janet L.; An, Larry; Luo, Xianghua; Scherber, Robyn M.; Berg, Carla J.; Golden, Dave; Ehlinger, Edward P.; Murphy, Sharon E.; Hecht, Stephen S.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.


    Objective: To conduct and evaluate Quit & Win contests at 2 2-year college and 2 4-year university campuses. Participants: During Spring semester, 2006, undergraduates (N = 588) interested in quitting smoking signed up for a Quit & Win 30-day cessation contest for a chance to win a lottery prize. Methods: Participants (N = 588) completed a…

  8. Campus-Based Student Experiences of Learning Technologies in a First-Year Science Course (United States)

    Ellis, Robert; Weyers, Mark; Hughes, Jane


    This study reports on an investigation into the campus-based experience of university students studying mammalian physiology that was significantly supported with learning technologies. The design of the course enabled the students to interrogate the key ideas that they came across in their lectures and laboratories through online activities which…

  9. Programming Can Move Campuses from Comfort Zone toward Healthy Multicultural Society. (United States)

    Nejman, Michael


    Offers 12 steps for multicultural programming success in a predominantly white environment which can serve as a guide for college union and student activities programming boards. Steps include: step out of one's comfort zone; multicultural programming will benefit the entire campus, not just the target group; and be aware of the three stages of…

  10. [Virtual Campus of Public Health: six years of human resources education in Mexico]. (United States)

    Ramos Herrera, Igor; Alfaro Alfaro, Noé; Fonseca León, Joel; García Sandoval, Cristóbal; González Castañeda, Miguel; López Zermeño, María Del Carmen; Benítez Morales, Ricardo


    This paper discusses the gestation process, implementation methodology, and results obtained from the initiative to use e-learning to train human resources for health, six years after the launch of the Virtual Campus of Public Health of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico); the discussion is framed by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) standards and practices. This is a special report on the work done by the institutional committee of the Virtual Campus in western Mexico to create an Internet portal that follows the guidelines of the strategic model established by Nodo México and PAHO for the Region of the Americas. This Virtual Campus began its activities in 2007, on the basis of the use of free software and institutional collaboration. Since the initial year of implementation of the node, over 500 health professionals have been trained using virtual courses, the node's educational platform, and a repository of virtual learning resources that are interoperable with other repositories in Mexico and the Region of the Americas. The University of Guadalajara Virtual Campus committee has followed the proposed model as much as possible, thereby achieving most of the goals set in the initial work plan, despite a number of administrative challenges and the difficulty of motivating committee members. PMID:25604105

  11. Using a Multimedia Social Marketing Campaign to Increase Active Bystanders on the College Campus (United States)

    Potter, Sharyn J.


    Objective: To evaluate the campus-wide administration of the Know Your Power bystander-oriented social marketing campaign. Participants: Undergraduate students at a public college were invited to participate in a public awareness survey before and after the 6-week campaign administration in February and March 2009. Methods: Pretest and posttests…

  12. 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…

  13. Building and Maintaining an Effective Campus-Wide Coalition for Suicide Prevention (United States)

    Kaslow, Nadine J.; Garcia-Williams, Amanda; Moffitt, Lauren; McLeod, Mark; Zesiger, Heather; Ammirati, Rachel; Berg, John P.; McIntosh, Belinda J.


    Preventing suicide is a commonly shared priority among college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and family members. Coalitions are popular health promotion mechanisms for solving community-wide problems and are valuable in campus-wide suicide prevention efforts. This article provides an example of an effective suicide prevention…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

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

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    Carol Russell


    Full Text Available 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 within their disciplinary, departmental and university work environments to develop a conceptual framework for analysing university learning and teaching as a complex adaptive system. This conceptual framework links the processes through which university teaching changes, the resulting forms of learning activity and the learning technologies used – all within the organisational context of the university. The framework suggests that systemic transformation of a university's learning and teaching requires coordinated change across activities that have traditionally been managed separately in campus universities. Without such coordination, established ways of organising learning and teaching will reassert themselves, as support staff and lecturers seek to optimise their own work locally. The conceptual framework could inform strategies for realising the full benefits of new learning technologies in other campus universities.

  17. 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…

  18. Educating Students about Suicide: A Framework for the Use of "Fotonovelas" on College Campuses (United States)

    Rao, Satya P.; Taani, Murad; Lozano, Valerie; Kennedy, Elizabeth England


    There are more than 1,000 suicides on college campuses every year, with rates of completed suicide ranging between 0.5-7.5 per 100,000 among students. In addition to the prevalence of suicide ideation, attempts, and completions, students at high risk of suicide often do not seek help. As a major public health problem, suicide prevalence has not…

  19. 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)

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Primary Prevention of Violence: Stopping Campus Violence before It Starts. Prevention Update (United States)

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


    Violence is a serious problem on college campuses. The literature on primary prevention of violence does not call for the adoption of specific programs or policies but rather suggests a paradigm shift in the way practitioners approach violence. Primary prevention means asking the question, "Why is violence happening in the first place?" in order…

  3. Baccalaureate Courses for Nurses Online and on Campus: A Comparison of Learning Outcomes (United States)

    Kummerow, Andreas; Miller, Marcia; Reed, Rhonda


    A comparison of student learning outcomes between distance education and campus-based nursing students in a mental health course working toward registered nurse (RN) licensure in a baccalaureate (BS) degree program is presented. Learning outcomes were evaluated using results from a commercially developed content mastery test taken by students who…

  4. The Intersection of Gay and Christian Identities on Christian College Campuses (United States)

    Wentz, Joel M.; Wessel, Roger D.


    Because some Christian colleges prohibit same-sex sexual behaviors, the development of authentic sexual identities on these campuses may be difficult for gay and lesbian students. This article introduces the idea of an identity conflict that may occur between sexual and spiritual identities for gay and lesbian students at Christian colleges and…

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

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    Teoman Karadağ


    Full Text Available 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 have different frequencies were measured by making a spectrum analysis over 450 points in the range of 27MHz-3GHz frequency in 2011. Also, in 2013, electric field intensity values were measured with instant measurements over 6700 points in the range of 100kHz-8GHz frequency. The electromagnetic pollution maps were drawn with obtained electric field values and the results were evaluated. One of study aims, it was determined changing electric field intensity along two-year period in campus of university. Another one purpose is provided homogeneous distribution of electric field source at this area with electromagnetic pollution maps which are drawn by obtained datas from results of measurements, and determined possible risk areas.

  6. Perceptions of Campus Climate, Academic Efficacy and Academic Success among Community College Students: An Ethnic Comparison (United States)

    Edman, Jeanne L.; Brazil, Brad


    The present study examined whether there are ethnic differences in perceptions of campus climate, social support, and academic efficacy among community college students, and whether student perceptions were associated with academic success. A total of 475 community college students completed a questionnaire that measured students' perceptions of…

  7. Rape Culture and Campus Environment: An Introduction for Student Affairs Professionals. (United States)

    Watson, Lemeul W.; Derby, Dustin


    Provides a brief introduction for student affairs professional to the American rape culture. Offers suggestions and examples to assist student affairs professionals in their quest to develop adequate programs and services on their campus with regard to rape and sexual assault incidents. (Contains 31 references.) (GCP)

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

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    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.

  9. Factors Affecting University Image Formation among Prospective Higher Education Students: The Case of International Branch Campuses (United States)

    Wilkins, Stephen; Huisman, Jeroen


    Previous research has found that the images of universities formed by prospective students greatly influence their choices. With the advent of international branch campuses in several higher education hubs worldwide, many international students now attempt to construct images of these institutions when deciding where to study. The aim of this…

  10. Motivations, Expectations, and Experiences of Expatriate Academic Staff on an International Branch Campus in China (United States)

    Cai, Li; Hall, Christine


    This article explores the experiences of non-Chinese academic staff working on an international branch campus in China. The article presents findings from an interview study that explored the expectations of expatriate staff and what motivated them to want to work abroad. The second part of the article reports on whether and how these expectations…

  11. Considerations for Integration of Counseling and Health Services on College and University Campuses (United States)

    Journal of American College Health, 2010


    While the majority of college and university campuses have discrete mental health and medical services, the integration of the two areas has been subject of increased discussion among student health and counseling professionals. The push to integrate counseling and health services is motivated by a variety of reasons: a philosophical desire to…

  12. Analysis of Campus Culture about Sports%校园体育文化探析

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    This paper uses literature methods to understand the physical manifestations, structure and function of campus sports culture content.proposes to understand the idea that "sport is a culture", speeds up the construction of sports facilities on campus, increases physical and cultural atmosphere, and makes reflections on buliding a good campus sports and cultural environment and the measures to strengthen construction sports culture on campus.%本文采用文献资料的研究方法,通过对全面构建校园体育文化内涵的表现形式、结构及功能的理解,提出要理解"体育是一种文化",要加快校园体育设施的建设,增加体育文化的气息,并提出了建设良好校园体育文化环境的几点思考及加强校园体育文化建设的措施.

  13. An Evaluation of Streaming Digital Video Resources in On- and Off-Campus Engineering Management Education (United States)

    Palmer, Stuart


    A recent television documentary on the Columbia space shuttle disaster was converted to streaming digital video format for educational use by on- and off-campus students in an engineering management study unit examining issues in professional engineering ethics. An evaluation was conducted to assess the effectiveness of this new resource. Use of…

  14. It Just Happens: Colorblind Ideology and Undergraduate Explanations of Racial Interaction on Campus (United States)

    Jackson, Regine; Sweeney, Kathryn; Welcher, Adria


    This article examines student perceptions of racial segregation on campus in terms of interaction across racial groups. Theories of colorblind racial ideology are used to interpret data from 14 group interviews focusing on 1.) the degree to which cross-group interaction is desired, 2.) perceptions of racial separation among students at a…

  15. Technology's Role in Learning at a Commuter Campus: The Student Perspective (United States)

    Buckenmeyer, Janet A.; Barczyk, Casimir; Hixon, Emily; Zamojski, Heather; Tomory, Annette


    Patterns of technology ownership and usage, as well as skills with and preferences for various technologies, affect the college experience (Educause 2012). Students at a commuter campus of a large Midwestern public university were surveyed about technology and the learning process: 94% of the respondents believed that technology had the potential…

  16. 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.…

  17. The Role of IT in Campus Sustainability Efforts. An EDUCAUSE White Paper (United States)

    Page, Carie


    As the impact of worldwide carbon emissions comes into sharper focus, college and university sustainability efforts are increasingly turning green, focusing on ways to use resources more efficiently, consume less, and reduce campus carbon footprints. Yet, despite the direct impact of IT on institutional carbon levels and the potential for new…

  18. From Campus to Capitol: The Role of Government Relations in Higher Education (United States)

    McMillen, William


    "From Campus to Capitol" takes a comprehensive look at how governments affect institutions of higher learning, in the process illuminating the role of the government relations officer. All institutions of higher learning, from large state universities to community and private colleges, benefit from strong relationships with local, state, and…

  19. 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…

  20. Multiracial in a Monoracial World: Student Stories of Racial Dissolution on the Colorblind Campus (United States)

    Museus, Samuel D.; Yee, April L.; Lambe, Susan A.


    This article is based on the premise that educators must work to first understand what happens when multiracial students encounter campus environments that perpetuate "colorblind ideologies"--that is, worldviews that suggest that race and racism do not significantly influence people's experiences. The authors argue that educators have a…