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  1. Preliminary Report of Kagoshima Maru Cruise Ocean Navigation in 2006

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    福田, 隆二; 益満, 侃; 内山, 正樹; 東, 隆文; 有田, 洋一; 吉永, 圭輔; フクダ, リュウジ; マスミツ, スナオ; ウチヤマ, マサキ; アズマ, タカフミ; アリタ, ヨウイチ; ヨシナガ, ケイスケ; FUKUDA, Ryuji; Masumitsu, Sunao; UCHIYAMA, Masaki

    2006-01-01

    The Kagoshima-maru cruise, Ocean Navigation 2006, was conducted in the period from August 9 to September 28, 2006. The oceanographic surveys along a line on the sea were carried in August 25-27 over the fishing area in the eastern part of Indian Ocean. XBT observations were conducted along the line every one degree in longitude and shipboard observations were ADCP conducted along the entire line. Two warm eddies were found along the line, based on a map of the sea surface height anomaly. Th...

  2. Comments on the National College English Test

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    何志燕; 邓姝琍

    2007-01-01

    College English Test is an important national test for Chinese college students, this paper introduces the distribution of scores, time of examination, and analyses the four parts in CET ,such as listening comprehension, reading comprehension, integrated testing, and writing based on testing theories.

  3. Insuetifurca austronipponica, a New Tardigrade(Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from Kagoshima, Southern Japan(Taxonomy)

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    Wataru, Abe; Division of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University

    2005-01-01

    A new semiterrestrial tardigrade, Insuetifurca austronipponica, is described from Kakeroma Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. This is the third species known for the genus. It is distinguished from I. fujiensis primarily by a narrower buccopharyngeal tube and a longer pharyngeal tube, and from I. arrowsmithi primarily by a microplacoid clearly shorter than the macroplacoids.

  4. 75 FR 76423 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting

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    2010-12-08

    ... of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of... a closed meeting of the Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board...

  5. 76 FR 28960 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting

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    2011-05-19

    ... of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of... a closed meeting of the Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board...

  6. EPA Applauds College Football Playoff National ChampionshipGreen Endeavors

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    DALLAS - (Jan. 12, 2015) The first College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship is leading the way in environmental stewardship by incorporating sustainability as a key part of its operations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reco

  7. Mercury distribution in seawater of Kagoshima Bay near the active Volcano, Mt. Sakurajima in Japan.

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    Ando, Tetsuo; Yamamoto, Megumi; Tomiyasu, Takashi; Tsuji, Mayumi; Akiba, Suminori

    2010-04-01

    Kagoshima bay has a highly active volcano in its center. In the filtered seawater and suspended matter collected from 200-m deep fumaroles at the bottom of the inner bay, the geometric mean concentrations of total mercury were 7.6 and 65.0 ng/L, respectively. The surface seawater collected at the inner bay had a higher concentration of mercury when compared to that in the bay entrance (average: 1.0 vs. 0.5 ng/L). In July, however, no such difference was observed. The fumaroles seem to contribute to relatively high concentrations of mercury in the inner bay except in summer, when thermal cline is formed.

  8. The National College for School Leadership: A Successful English Innovation?

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    Bush, Tony

    2006-01-01

    While university programs for preparing educational leaders in the U.S. have come under fire, England's recently established National College for School Leadership has been held up as a model to emulate. Tony Bush reports from England on the perceptions there of this highly influential new player. (Contains 21 endnotes.)

  9. Utilization and Limitations of the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment Instrument: A Systematic Review

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    Rahn, Rhonda N.; Pruitt, Buster; Goodson, Patricia

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To analyze the literature in which researchers have utilized the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) I or the NCHA II. Participants and Methods: The authors selected peer-reviewed articles published between 2004 and July 2013 utilizing a single search term: National College Health Assessment. Articles were assessed for instrument…

  10. Assessing the Alcohol-BMI Relationship in a US National Sample of College Students

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    Barry, Adam E.; Piazza-Gardner, Anna K.; Holton, M. Kim

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study sought to assess the body mass index (BMI)-alcohol relationship among a US national sample of college students. Design: Secondary data analysis using the Fall 2011 National College Health Assessment (NCHA). Setting: A total of 44 US higher education institutions. Methods: Participants included a national sample of college…

  11. 3 CFR 8404 - Proclamation 8404 of August 30, 2009. National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week...

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    2010-01-01

    .... Pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement, HBCUs offer us a window into our Nation's past as well as a path..., to the growth of local communities, and to our Nation's overall economy. This week, we celebrate the... complete college and prepare themselves for the global economy. During National Historically Black Colleges...

  12. Correlates and Predictors of Depression in College Students: Results from the Spring 2000 National College Health Assessment

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    Leino, E. Victor; Kisch, Jeremy

    2005-01-01

    The present analyses used depression-related items and co-factors from the National College Health Assessment (NCHA), Spring 2000. The results indicate 10.3 % of college students (6.2% male and 12.6% female) reported ever having been diagnosed with depression. Of those ever diagnosed with depression, 39% were diagnosed in the last year, 27% were…

  13. Community College Economics Instruction: Results from a National Science Foundation Project

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    Maier, Mark; Chi, W. Edward

    2016-01-01

    The principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project, "Economics at Community Colleges," surveyed community college economics faculty and organized workshops, webinars, and regional meetings to address community college faculty isolation from new ideas in economics and economics instruction. Survey results, combined with…

  14. Depression, Anxiety, and Tobacco Use: Overlapping Impediments to Sleep in a National Sample of College Students

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    Boehm, Matthew A.; Lei, Quinmill M.; Lloyd, Robin M.; Prichard, J. Roxanne

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: To examine how tobacco use and depression/anxiety disorders are related to disturbed sleep in college students. Participants: 85,138 undergraduate respondents (66.3% female, 74.5% white, non-Hispanic, ages 18-25) from the Spring 2011 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II database. Methods:…

  15. Community College Economics Instruction: Results from a National Science Foundation Project

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    Maier, Mark; Chi, W. Edward

    2016-01-01

    The principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project, "Economics at Community Colleges," surveyed community college economics faculty and organized workshops, webinars, and regional meetings to address community college faculty isolation from new ideas in economics and economics instruction. Survey results, combined with…

  16. The 1997 Kagoshima (Japan) Earthquake Doublet: A Quantitative Analysis of Stress Interaction

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    Woessner, J.; Hauksson, E.; Wiemer, S.; Neukomm, S.

    2003-12-01

    Understanding how the nucleation of earthquakes is affected by sudden changes in the state of stress in their immediate vicinity may provide insight into the elusive relationship between static stress changes and earthquake occurrence. As working hypothesis, we assume that if aftershocks are in part caused by stress changes from their mainshock, changes in their decay rate may reflect changes in the state of stress induced by nearby large earthquakes. The 1997 Kagoshima (Japan) earthquake doublet provides a unique opportunity to analyze this hypothesis for two moderate M6 events that occurred on adjacent faults with the epicenters located in a distance of about 5 km from each other. We map the Omori law parameters on an equally spaced grid for the time period between the two mainshocks (the learning period of 47.8 days) using four Omori law type models with increasing complexity. The best fitting model is found using the corrected Akaike Criterion Information. We then forecast the number of aftershocks for the next 50 days and compare it to the actual observed number. Uncertainties in the rate forecasts are obtained by a bootstrap approach, allowing us to compute a detailed map of the significance of the relative rate changes. We find four regions with highly significant relative rate changes, three negative and one positive, which are a consequence of the activation and deactivation of aftershock activity due to the second mainshock, respectively. While our results confirm a relative rate drop in the Western part of the aftershock sequence that is in agreement with the stress triggering hypothesis (Stein, 2003), the other changes cannot be readily explained. Because of the importance of rate changes for the evaluation of the stress triggering hypothesis as well as for rate and state friction models, we consider our quantitative analysis technique introduced here important and a step forward in the process of understanding the behavior of aftershocks.

  17. 75 FR 28786 - Federal Advisory Committee; National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors; Closed Meeting

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    2010-05-24

    ... held on June 15 and 16, 2010, in Washington, DC. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 15... meeting will be held at the National Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC 20340-5100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David R. Ellison, President, DIA National Defense Intelligence College,...

  18. Detection of localized methylmercury contamination by use of the mussel adductor muscle in Minamata Bay and Kagoshima Bay, Japan.

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    Haraguchi, K; Ando, T; Sato, M; Kawaguchi, C; Tomiyasu, T; Horvat, M; Akagi, H

    2000-10-16

    Based on our previous finding that the concentrations of total mercury in mussel adductor muscle approximated those of methylmercury, we compared concentrations of total mercury in the adductor muscle of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, collected from four sites around Minamata City from 1993 to 1995 and four sites in Kagoshima Bay from 1997 to 1998, to assess the level of localized methylmercury contamination. Though the input of mercury from the chemical plant had stopped by around 1970, concentrations of total mercury in the mussel adductor muscle were higher at two sites (26-121 ng/g, n = 135) near the main fallout of wastewater from the chemical plant in Minamata Bay than at the other sites, i.e. two sites 1-5 km from the former sites in Minamata City (6-28 ng/g, n = 52), and all sites in Kagoshima Bay (2-30 ng/g, n = 287). The localized methylmercury contamination around the chemical plant in Minamata Bay was documented also by our sensitive analysis of mercury concentrations in seawater and sediment samples. The survey of concentrations of total mercury in the mussel adductor muscle seems to be useful for monitoring the methylmercury contamination in coastal areas.

  19. Prosocial Growth during College: Results of a National Study

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    Brandenberger, Jay W.; Bowman, Nicholas A.

    2015-01-01

    Ethical growth and prosocial development are increasingly salient learning outcomes in higher education. Previous research has shown that the traditional college years facilitate moral development, especially with respect to moral reasoning. This research examined the impact of college experiences on students' sense of active responsibility for…

  20. [Toxin profiles in fish implicated in ciguatera fish poisoning in Amami and Kakeroma Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan].

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    Yogi, Kentaro; Oshiro, Naomasa; Matsuda, Seiko; Sakugawa, Satsuki; Matsuo, Toshiaki; Yasumoto, Takeshi

    2013-01-01

    Ciguatoxins (CTXs) responsible for ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) in Amami Islands, Kagoshima, Japan in 2008 were determined by LC-MS/MS analysis. Ciguatoxin-1B (CTX1B), 54-deoxyCTX1B, and 52-epi-54-deoxyCTX1B were detected in Variola louti and Lutjanus monostigma. The toxin profile distinctly differed from that of a CFP-related fish from Miyazaki, which mainly contained ciguatoxin-3C type toxins. Toxin profiles were species-specific, as observed in fish from Okinawa. The LC-MS/MS and mouse bioassay (MBA) methods produced comparable data, though 54-deoxyCTX1B was not taken into consideration owing to the lack of toxicity data. To improve assessment, toxicity data for this compound are needed. A reef fish caught on the same occasion and judged nontoxic by MBA (<0.025 MU/g) was found to contain low levels of CTX, indicating a potential risk for CFP.

  1. The Research of the Crisis Pre-Warning Management System under the Particularity of Nationalities Universities and Colleges

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    Wang, Hui

    2009-01-01

    The nationalities universities and colleges set up the crisis pre-warning management system, not only related to the management of our nationalities universities and colleges and their growth, but also related to the country's national unity plan in some way. However, because of minority students in the particularity of the national cultural…

  2. American College Health Association National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) Spring 2005 Reference Group Data Report (Abridged).

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    2006-01-01

    Assessing and understanding the health needs and capacities of college students is paramount to creating healthy campus communities. The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a survey instrument developed by the ACHA in 1998 to assist institutions of higher education in achieving this goal. The ACHA-NCHA contains approximately 300 questions assessing student health status and health problems, risk and protective behaviors, access to health information, impediments to academic performance, and perceived norms across a variety of content areas (eg, injury prevention; personal safety and violence; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; sexual health; weight, nutrition, and exercise; mental health). Twice a year, the ACHA compiles aggregate data from participating institutions in a reference group report for data comparison. Results from the Spring 2005 Reference Group (N = 54,111) are presented in this article.

  3. American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) Spring 2004 Reference Group data report (abridged).

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    2006-01-01

    Assessing and understanding the health needs and capacities of college students is paramount to creating healthy campus communities. The American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a survey instrument developed by the ACHA in 1998 to assist institutions of higher education in achieving this goal. The ACHA-NCHA contains approximately 300 questions assessing student health status and health problems, risk and protective behaviors, access to health information, impediments to academic performance, and perceived norms across a variety of content areas, including injury prevention; personal safety and violence; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; sexual health; weight, nutrition, and exercise; and mental health. Twice a year, the ACHA compiles aggregate data from participating institutions in a reference group report for data comparison. Results from the Spring 2004 Reference Group (N = 47,202) are presented in this article.

  4. Review of the National Defense Intelligence College's Master's Degree in Science and Technology Intelligence

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    National Academies Press, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The National Research Council (NRC) was asked by the National Defense Intelligence College (NDIC) to convene a committee to review the curriculum and syllabi for their proposed master of science degree in science and technology intelligence. The NRC was asked to review the material provided by the NDIC and offer advice and recommendations…

  5. National Assessment of Educational Progress Grade 12 Preparedness Research College Course Content Analysis Study: Final Report

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    Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan organization that sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Governing Board established the NAEP Program of 12th Grade Preparedness Research to assess what NAEP can report on the academic preparedness of 12th grade students entering college and…

  6. Collapse of slopes bordering forest roads and debris flow caused by typhoon No.4 in the Takakuma Experimental Forest,Kagoshima University,in July 2007

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    寺本, 行芳; 下川, 悦郎; TERAMOTO, Yukiyoshi; SHIMOKAWA, Etsuro

    2007-01-01

    Investigations of collapse of slopes bordering forest roads and debris flow caused by typhoon No.4 in July 2007 in the Takakuma Experimental Forest at Kagoshima University were carried out. The results were characterized as follows: (1) Several types of slope failures were observed within the study area: collapse of shoulder part resulting from the infiltration of rain water into pyroclastic fall deposits in the cutting slope; shallow landslide resulting from the infiltration and concentrat...

  7. Cultivating College Students' National Culture Identity Based on English Education

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    Yuan, Yang; Fang, Lu

    2016-01-01

    Our country is a multi-ethnic country with plentiful national culture achievements, and the development of the national culture shows a trend of diversity, so cultural identity construction is particularly important. Article analyzes the concept of national identity, the relation between cultural identity and ethnic identity, the present situation…

  8. Development of a national sport event risk management training program for college command groups.

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    Hall, Stacey A

    2013-01-01

    The US Department of Homeland Security identified college sport venues as terrorist targets due to the potential for mass casualties and catastrophic social and economic impact. Therefore, it is critical for college sport safety and security personnel to implement effective risk management practices. However, deficiencies have been identified in the level of preparedness of college sport event security personnel related to risk management training and effective emergency response capabilities. To address the industry need, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security designed, developed, and evaluated a national sport event risk management training program for National Collegiate Athletic Association command groups. The purpose of this article was to provide an overview of the design, development, and evaluation process.

  9. Microbial community analysis of a coastal hot spring in Kagoshima, Japan, using molecular- and culture-based approaches.

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    Nishiyama, Minako; Yamamoto, Shuichi; Kurosawa, Norio

    2013-08-01

    Ibusuki hot spring is located on the coastline of Kagoshima Bay, Japan. The hot spring water is characterized by high salinity, high temperature, and neutral pH. The hot spring is covered by the sea during high tide, which leads to severe fluctuations in several environmental variables. A combination of molecular- and culture-based techniques was used to determine the bacterial and archaeal diversity of the hot spring. A total of 48 thermophilic bacterial strains were isolated from two sites (Site 1: 55.6°C; Site 2: 83.1°C) and they were categorized into six groups based on their 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity. Two groups (including 32 isolates) demonstrated low sequence similarity with published species, suggesting that they might represent novel taxa. The 148 clones from the Site 1 bacterial library included 76 operational taxonomy units (OTUs; 97% threshold), while 132 clones from the Site 2 bacterial library included 31 OTUs. Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, and Firmicutes were frequently detected in both clone libraries. The clones were related to thermophilic, mesophilic and psychrophilic bacteria. Approximately half of the sequences in bacterial clone libraries shared <92% sequence similarity with their closest sequences in a public database, suggesting that the Ibusuki hot spring may harbor a unique and novel bacterial community. By contrast, 77 clones from the Site 2 archaeal library contained only three OTUs, most of which were affiliated with Thaumarchaeota.

  10. College-Bound Seniors, 1979. [College Board ATP Summary Reports for: National, New England, Middle States, Southern, Midwestern, Southwestern, Rocky Mountain, and Western Regions.

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    The Admissions Testing Program (ATP) is a service of the College Board. The 1979 ATP summary reports on college-bound seniors were produced for each region of the United States, including New England, the Middle, Southern, Midwestern, Southwestern, Rocky Mountain, and Western States. The national and each regional report are in separate booklets.…

  11. BCS or Just BS: How College Football Could Crown the Wrong National Champion? Just Do the Math--Correctly!

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    Teasley, C.E. Wynn; Hornyak, Martin

    2010-01-01

    The 2009 college football season is here, but there has been a continuing controversy swirling over how the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) selects its national champion. College football uses a multi-criterion decision matrix (MCDM) evaluation technique to determine which two teams will play for the national championship. We analyzed the BCS…

  12. Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Schneider, Mark; Carey, Kevin

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has called for the United States to reclaim its position as the nation with the highest concentration of adults with postsecondary degrees in the world. Given the changing demographics of the United States, this target cannot be achieved without increasing the rate at which Hispanic students obtain a college degree. In this…

  13. Using Mobile Health Clinics to Reach College Students: A National Demonstration Project

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    Fennell, Reginald; Escue, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Background: The mobile health unit (MHU) was a grant-funded national initiative to explore the utilization of a mobile clinic to provide health promotion and clinical services for college students in the United States. Purpose: In 2010 and 2011, a 38-foot mobile clinic tested the feasibility of utilizing the clinic to deliver health promotion and…

  14. National Databases with Information on College Students with Disabilities. NCCSD Research Brief. Volume 1, Issue 1

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    Avellone, Lauren; Scott, Sally

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this research brief was to identify and provide an overview of national databases containing information about college students with disabilities. Eleven instruments from federal and university-based sources were described. Databases reflect a variety of survey methods, respondents, definitions of disability, and research questions.…

  15. A History of the First Nations College Movement of Canada, 1969-2000

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    Crum, Steven J.

    2015-01-01

    Since the early 1970s, First Nations people in Canada have established 24 Native-run colleges. This article identifies the important factors that influenced them to create postsecondary institutions. It also highlights efforts in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, where Native leaders played an especially important role in advancing higher…

  16. Insights from the MAA National Study of College Calculus

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    Bressoud, David

    2015-01-01

    Over the past five years, the Mathematical Association of America, with support from the National Science Foundation, has explored the teaching of mainstream Calculus 1 at the postsecondary level, where by "mainstream" we mean those courses that can be used as part of the prerequisite stream to more advanced postsecondary mathematics. We…

  17. Insights from the MAA National Study of College Calculus

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    Bressoud, David

    2015-01-01

    Over the past five years, the Mathematical Association of America, with support from the National Science Foundation, has explored the teaching of mainstream Calculus 1 at the postsecondary level, where by "mainstream" we mean those courses that can be used as part of the prerequisite stream to more advanced postsecondary mathematics. We…

  18. A case of stranded Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) with lobomycosis-like skin lesions in Kinko-wan, Kagoshima, Japan.

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    Tajima, Yuko; Sasaki, Kyoko; Kashiwagi, Nobuyuki; Yamada, Tadasu K

    2015-08-01

    Lobomycosis is a chronic fungal disease caused by the etiologic agent, Lacazia loboi, in the skin and subcutaneous tissues in humans and dolphins in tropical and transitional tropical climates. An Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) stranded in Kagoshima, Japan, had severe skin lesions characterized by granulomatous reactions and hyperkeratosis that were similar to those of the lobomycosis, but no fungal organism was observed in the skin lesion. In this paper, we report a stranded Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin with lobomycosis-like lesions based on pathological examinations in Japan.

  19. An Approach to Introductory Education in Ube National College of Technology

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    杉本, 憲司; 日髙, 良和; 内堀, 晃彦; 中野, 陽一; 城戸, 秀樹

    2014-01-01

    Introductory Education is implemented for 1st year to 3rd year students, and is “matrix-type fundamental education”, with Introductory Education as the horizontal axis across departments in each year group, and specialist education forming the vertical axis for each department at Ube National College of Technology. This paper reports on the process of establishing this Introductory Education program, the content of the program, and the effects of implementation of Introductory Education. Ov...

  20. Sexual health behaviors and sexual orientation in a U.S. national sample of college students.

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    Oswalt, Sara B; Wyatt, Tammy J

    2013-11-01

    Many studies have examined differences in sexual behavior based on sexual orientation with results often indicating that those with same-sex partners engage in higher risk sexual behavior than people with opposite sex partners. However, few of these studies were large, national sample studies that also include those identifying as unsure. To address that gap, this study examined the relationship of sexual orientation and sexual health outcomes in a national sample of U.S. college students. The Fall 2009 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment was used to examine sexual health related responses from heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and unsure students (N = 25,553). Responses related to sexual behavior, safer sex behaviors, prevention and screening behaviors, and diagnosis of sexual health related conditions were examined. The findings indicated that sexual orientation was significantly associated with engaging in sexual behavior in the last 30 days. Sexual orientation was also significantly associated with the number of sexual partners in the previous 12 months, with unsure men having significantly more partners than gay, bisexual and heterosexual men and heterosexual men having significantly less partners than gay, bisexual and unsure men. Bisexual women had significantly more partners than females reporting other sexual orientations. Results examining the associations between sexual orientation and safer sex, prevention behaviors, and screening behaviors were mixed. Implications for practice, including specific programmatic ideas, were discussed.

  1. Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates--Fall 2008 Cohort (Signature Report No. 8)

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    Shapiro, Doug; Dundar, Afet; Yuan, Xin; Harrell, Autumn T.; Wakhungu, Phoebe Khasiala

    2014-01-01

    This third annual report on national college completion rates offers the first look at the six-year outcomes for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2008, the cohort that entered college during the Great Recession. It looks at the various pathways students took toward degree completion, as well as the completion rates through May…

  2. The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program: The First Five Years 1989-1994

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    Dasch, J.; Ward, E.

    1996-03-01

    NASA accepted the Congressional mandate to manage the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (NSGC&FP) and announced the original competition for Space Grant awards in 1989. Currently, 52 independently governed Space Grant consortia administer programs in three areas of university and NASA concern: research, education, and public service. NASA funds have remained stable at $15 million since 1991, but the consortia have leveraged matching funds, including in-kind contributions, to approximately double the Space Grant awards. The number of affiliated Space Grant institutions has grown from 86 affiliates in 1990 to over 550 affiliates in 1996. Members include many of the finest colleges and universities in the nation, internationally competitive business and industrial partners, small businesses, state and local government agencies, private colleges, community colleges, medical colleges, and other nonprofit organizations. Though the program has been fully operational in all 52 consortia for less than five years, the benefits to the taxpayer have been significant. Space Grant faculty and students obtained funding for over 300 research proposals. Since 1990, the NSGC&FP has served close to 6500 citizens by providing tuition assistance. Among these 6500 were significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups in science and engineering. Space Grant consortia leveraged $16.5 million for precollege activities and administered over 1300 precollege projects that promote NASA-related science education. Space Grant precollege programs, serving both teachers and students, provide good examples of higher education faculty working well with local school systems. The consortia administered over 600 public service programs and leveraged approximately $4.5 million. Space Grant funds provided science and technology lectures, demonstrations, science exhibits, space-related periodicals, audio and video productions of NASA-related subjects, and have helped to

  3. The Association between Mental Health and Violence among a Nationally Representative Sample of College Students from the United States.

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    Full Text Available Recent violent attacks on college campuses in the United States have sparked discussions regarding the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and the perpetration of violence among college students. While previous studies have examined the potential association between mental health problems and violent behavior, the overall pattern of findings flowing from this literature remain mixed and no previous studies have examined such associations among college students.The current study makes use of a nationally representative sample of 3,929 college students from the National Epidemiologic Study on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC to examine the prevalence of seven violent behaviors and 19 psychiatric disorder diagnoses tapping mood, anxiety, personality, and substance use disorders. Associations between individual and composite psychiatric disorder diagnoses and violent behaviors were also examined. Additional analyses were adjusted for the comorbidity of multiple psychiatric diagnoses.The results revealed that college students were less likely to have engaged in violent behavior relative to the non-student sample, but a substantial portion of college students had engaged in violent behavior. Age- and sex-standardized prevalence rates indicated that more than 21% of college students reported at least one violent act. In addition, more than 36% of college students had at least one diagnosable psychiatric disorder. Finally, the prevalence of one or more psychiatric disorders significantly increased the odds of violent behavior within the college student sample.These findings indicate that violence and psychiatric disorders are prevalent on college campuses in the United States, though perhaps less so than in the general population. In addition, college students who have diagnosable psychiatric disorders are significantly more likely to engage in various forms of violent behavior.

  4. Design of a new electron cyclotron resonance ion source at Oshima National College of Maritime Technology

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    Asaji, T., E-mail: asaji@oshima-k.ac.jp; Hirabara, N.; Izumihara, T.; Nakamizu, T.; Ohba, T.; Nakamura, T.; Furuse, M. [Oshima National College of Maritime Technology (OCMT), 1091-1 Komatsu, Suo-oshima, Yamaguchi 742-2193 (Japan); Hitobo, T. [Tateyama Machine Co., Ltd., 30 Shimonoban, Toyama 930-1305 (Japan); Kato, Y. [Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)

    2014-02-15

    A new electron cyclotron resonance ion/plasma source has been designed and will be built at Oshima National College of Maritime Technology by early 2014. We have developed an ion source that allows the control of the plasma parameters over a wide range of electron temperatures for material research. A minimum-B magnetic field composed of axial mirror fields and radial cusp fields was designed using mainly Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets. The axial magnetic field can be varied by three solenoid coils. The apparatus has 2.45 GHz magnetron and 2.5–6.0 GHz solid-state microwave sources.

  5. Physics education of Japanese national colleges of technology in local community of Hokkaido

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    Kushino, Akihiro; Matsui, Hidenori

    2014-03-01

    The national colleges of technology in Japan, called KOSEN, were established about 50 years ago aiming to educate 15 to 20 years old students to become engineers who were necessary in period of high economic growth of Japan. In present, environment surrounding us has changed. Examples are low birth rate in Japan and the great earthquake in Tohoku area. There are 4 KOSENs in Hokkaido and we jointly make many efforts to contribute to local community in science. We present our efforts in physics education.

  6. State of security at US colleges and universities: a national stakeholder assessment and recommendations.

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    Greenberg, Sheldon F

    2007-09-01

    In 2004 the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, sponsored a National Summit on Campus Public Safety. The summit brought together various stakeholders including campus police and security officials, local police chiefs, college and university faculty and administrators, federal officials, students and parents, and community leaders to address the issues and complexities of campus safety. Delegates to the summit identified key issues in campus safety and security, which included establishing a national center on campus safety, balancing traditional open environments with the need to secure vulnerable sites, improving coordination with state and local police, reducing internal fragmentation, elevating professionalism, and increasing eligibility of campus police and security agencies to compete for federal law enforcement funds. Focus on "active shooters" on campus, resulting from the Virginia Tech incident, should not diminish attention placed on the broader, more prevalent safety and security issues facing the nation's educational campuses. Recommendations resulting from the summit called for establishing a national agenda on campus safety, formation of a national center on campus public safety, and increased opportunity for campus police and security agencies to compete for federal and state funds.

  7. American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric: a phase 1 report.

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    Raval, Mehul V; Dillon, Peter W; Bruny, Jennifer L; Ko, Clifford Y; Hall, Bruce L; Moss, R Lawrence; Oldham, Keith T; Richards, Karen E; Vinocur, Charles D; Ziegler, Moritz M

    2011-01-01

    There has been a long-standing desire to implement a multi-institutional, multispecialty program to address surgical quality improvement for children. This report documents results of the initial phase of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric. From October 2008 to December 2009, patients from 4 pediatric referral centers were sampled using American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program methodology tailored to children. A total of 7,287 patients were sampled, representing general/thoracic surgery (n = 2,237; 30.7%), otolaryngology (n = 1,687; 23.2%), orthopaedic surgery (n = 1,367; 18.8%), urology (n = 893; 12.3%), neurosurgery (n = 697; 9.6%), and plastic surgery (n = 406; 5.6%). Overall mortality rate detected was 0.3% and 287 (3.9%) patients had postoperative occurrences. After accounting for demographic, preoperative, and operative factors, occurrences were 4 times more likely in those undergoing inpatient versus outpatient procedures (odds ratio [OR] = 4.71; 95% CI, 3.01-7.35). Other factors associated with higher likelihood of postoperative occurrences included nutritional/immune history, such as preoperative weight loss/chronic steroid use (OR = 1.49; 95% CI, 1.03-2.15), as well as physiologic compromise, such as sepsis/inotrope use before surgery (OR = 1.68; 95% CI, 1.10-1.95). Operative factors associated with occurrences included multiple procedures under the same anesthetic (OR = 1.58; 95% CI, 1.21-2.06) and American Society of Anesthesiologists classification category 4/5 versus 1 (OR = 5.74; 95% CI, 2.94-11.24). Specialty complication rates varied from 1.5% for otolaryngology to 9.0% for neurosurgery (p Pediatric has the potential to identify outcomes of children's surgical care that can be targeted for quality improvement efforts. Copyright © 2010 American College of Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Some College, No Degree: A National View of Students with Some College Enrollment, but No Completion (Signature Report No. 7)

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    Shapiro, Doug; Dundar, Afet; Yuan, Xin; Harrell, Autumn T.; Wild, Justin C.; Ziskin, Mary B.

    2014-01-01

    Over the past 20 years, more than 31 million students have enrolled in college and left without receiving a degree or certificate. Almost one-third of this population had only a minimal interaction with the higher education system, having enrolled for just a single term at a single institution. Signature Report 7 examines the "some college,…

  9. The Association between Mental Health and Acute Infectious Illness among a National Sample of 18- To 24-Year-Old College Students

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    Adams, Troy B.; Wharton, Christopher M.; Quilter, Lyndsay; Hirsch, Tiffany

    2008-01-01

    Poor mental health is associated with physical illness, but this association is poorly characterized among college students. Objective and Participants: Using American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment data, the authors characterized poor mental health (depression, anxiety, negative affect) and examined the relationship…

  10. Impact of Electronic Resources and Usage in Academic Libraries in Ghana: Evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana

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    Akussah, Maxwell; Asante, Edward; Adu-Sarkodee, Rosemary

    2015-01-01

    The study investigates the relationship between impact of electronic resources and its usage in academic libraries in Ghana: evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana. The study was a quantitative approach using questionnaire to gather data and information. A valid response rate of 58.5% was assumed. SPSS…

  11. Concurrent Study of Eastern and Western Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine: Dual or Duel?

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    Smith, Andrea Christine

    2010-01-01

    Students at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) are eligible to concurrently study both Western medicine, as reflected by the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program, and Eastern medicine, as exhibited by the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) degree program. The dual track is unique in that the dominant Western…

  12. Concurrent Study of Eastern and Western Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine: Dual or Duel?

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    Smith, Andrea Christine

    2010-01-01

    Students at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) are eligible to concurrently study both Western medicine, as reflected by the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program, and Eastern medicine, as exhibited by the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) degree program. The dual track is unique in that the dominant Western…

  13. Analyzing Content about the Federal Budget, National Debt, and Budget Deficit in High School and College-Level Economics Textbooks

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    Marri, Anand R.; Gaudelli, William; Cohen, Aviv; Siegel, Brad; Wylie, Scott; Crocco, Margaret S.; Grolnick, Maureen

    2012-01-01

    This study sought to identify content on the federal budget, national debt, and budget deficit in the 12 most commonly used high school and college-level economics textbooks. Our systematic review of these sources leads to two key findings: (1) Textbooks are similar in how they represent fiscal policy yet treat the federal budget, deficit, and…

  14. Gender Gap in the National College Entrance Exam Performance in China: A Case Study of a Typical Chinese Municipality

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    Zhang, Yu; Tsang, Mun

    2015-01-01

    This is one of the first studies to investigate gender achievement gap in the National College Entrance Exam in a typical municipality in China, which is the crucial examination for the transition from high school to higher education in that country. Using ordinary least square model and quantile regression model, the study consistently finds that…

  15. Can Higher Household Education Expenditure Improve the National College Entrance Exam Performance? Empirical Evidence from Jinan, China

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    Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Xuehan

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of household education expenditure on National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) performance in China. Using a comprehensive dataset with a sample size of 5840 students collected in Jinan, China, this study found that the average effect of household education expenditure on NCEE performance is not…

  16. Volcanisme, activité anthropique et circulation des masses océaniques : leur influence respective sur la distribution des populations d'ostracodes dans la baie de Kagoshima (île de Kyushu, Japon)Impact of volcanism, human activities, and water mass circulation on the distribution of ostracod populations in Kagoshima Bay (Kyushu Island, southern Japan)

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    Bodergat, Anne-Marie; Oki, Kimihiko; Ishizaki, Kunihiro; Rio, Michel

    2002-11-01

    The distribution of ostracod populations in Kagoshima Bay (Japan) is analysed with reference to different environmental parameters. The bay is an area of volcanic activity of Sakurajima volcano under the influence of the Kuroshio Current. Most of the Head environment is occupied by an acidic water mass. Numbers of individual and species decrease from the Mouth of the bay towards the Basin and Head environments. In this latter, acidic water mass has a drastic effect on ostracod populations, whereas volcanic ashes and domestic inputs are not hostile. Ostracod distribution is influenced by the quality and structure of water masses. To cite this article: A.-M. Bodergat et al., C. R. Geoscience 334 (2002) 1053-1059.

  17. Community/Junior College Alumni: Initiative, Influence, and Impact. A National Forum.

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    McCracken, J. E.; And Others

    The development, operation, and benefits of community college alumni organizations are examined by four speakers. After J.E. McCracken's introduction to the topic, Thomas Ten Hoeve describes the alumni association at Butler County College and examines the role of the association in helping the college maintain updated files on former students and…

  18. Public and Tribal Community College Institutional Review Boards: A National Descriptive Analysis

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    Ocean, Mia; Hirschi, Melissa

    2016-01-01

    It is currently unknown how many Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) exist at community colleges. This study investigates the percentage of public and Tribal community colleges that have active IRBs. It also examines the potential relationships between states that allow community colleges to confer baccalaureate degrees, or that have articulation…

  19. College Enrollment and Completion among Nationally Recognized High-Achieving Hispanic Students

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    Gurantz, Oded; Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan

    2017-01-01

    Hispanic high school graduates have lower college completion rates than academically similar white students. As Hispanic students have been theorized to be more constrained in the college search and selection process, one potential policy lever is to increase the set of colleges to which these students apply and attend. In this paper, we…

  20. Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Eating-Related Pathology in a National Sample of College Students.

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    Diemer, Elizabeth W; Grant, Julia D; Munn-Chernoff, Melissa A; Patterson, David A; Duncan, Alexis E

    2015-08-01

    This study examined associations of gender identity and sexual orientation with self-reported eating disorder (SR-ED) diagnosis and compensatory behaviors in transgender and cisgender college students. Data came from 289,024 students from 223 U.S. universities participating in the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (median age, 20 years). Rates of past-year SR-ED diagnosis and past-month use of diet pills and vomiting or laxatives were compared among transgender students (n = 479) and cisgender sexual minority (SM) male (n = 5,977) and female (n = 9,445), unsure male (n = 1,662) and female (n = 3,395), and heterosexual male (n = 91,599) and female (n = 176,467) students using chi-square tests. Logistic regression models were used to estimate the odds of eating-related pathology outcomes after adjusting for covariates. Rates of past-year SR-ED diagnosis and past-month use of diet pills and vomiting or laxatives were highest among transgender students and lowest among cisgender heterosexual men. Compared to cisgender heterosexual women, transgender students had greater odds of past-year SR-ED diagnosis (odds ratio [OR], 4.62; 95% confidence interval [CI], 3.41-6.26) and past-month use of diet pills (OR, 2.05; 95% CI, 1.48-2.83) and vomiting or laxatives (OR, 2.46; 95% CI, 1.83-3.30). Although cisgender SM men and unsure men and women also had elevated rates of SR-ED diagnosis than heterosexual women, the magnitudes of these associations were lower than those for transgender individuals (ORs; 1.40-1.54). Transgender and cisgender SM young adults have elevated rates of compensatory behavior and SR-ED diagnosis. Appropriate interventions for these populations are urgently needed. Copyright © 2015 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. The investigation on somatotype of female college students of Han nationality in Cangzhou by heath-carter method

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    Liu Yuanyuan; Sui Yuelin; Yin Shuai; Ding Wenfeng; Mu Zhaoxin

    2015-01-01

    Objective:In order to obtain the data for diet and physical exercise, we analyzed the rules and characteristics of somatotype distribution of college students in Cangzhou by Heath-carter method. Methods:332 college students (172 males and 160 females) of Han nationality aged 19 to 24 were somatotyped by Health-carter anthropometry. Every index was measured 3 times and average values were adopted, and compared to that of other regions. Results:①The mean somatotype for female was 4. 3-3. 6-2. 9. The values of HWR, SAM, BMI and the rate of body fat were 42. 9, 2. 0, 20. 6 and 19. 7%, respectively. The mean somatotype for male was 3. 8-4. 3-3. 3. The values of HWR, SAM, BMI and the rate of body fat were 43. 5, 2. 4, 21. 5 and 17. 7%, respectively. The significant sexual difference was found in somatotype of Han nationality college students (P<0. 01). ②The weight, height, perimeter of the upper arm, calf girth, biepicondylar breadth of the humerus and biepicondylar breadth of the femur of male samples were greater than the female samples, the skinfold of the male samples were thinner than the male samples ( P<0 . 05 ) . ③The somatotypes of Han nationality in Changzhou were closer to the Han nationali-ty in Shandong province, but the gap was larger with Manchu and Mongolian nationality. ④Compared with foreign female college students, except Czechoslovakia and Canada, the somatotypes of Han nationality in Changzhou were similar to other countries. Conclusions:①The characteristics of male showed less body fat, stronger skeletal mus-cles, while that of female showed more body fat. ②Compared with other groups, it showed that somatotypes may be related to innate genetic, geographical climate, lifestyle, eating habits and other factors.

  2. Validação do National College Health Risk Behavior Survey para utilização com universitários brasileiros Validation of National College Health Risk Behavior Survey to be use with Brazilian college students

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é traduzir, adaptar e validar o National College Health Risk Behavior Survey para utilização com universitários brasileiros. Participaram do estudo 208 universitários da UFPE e UPE. A validação foi realizada em cinco etapas: (1 tradução; (2 retrotradução; (3 correção e adaptação semântica (transculturalização; (4 validação de face; (5 teste e reteste. A tradução e retrotradução não apresentaram muitas discordâncias, tendo sido feitas as adaptações necessárias. Após a validação de face, o questionário foi reduzido de 96 para 52 questões. A reprodutibilidade foi avaliada através do teste de Kappa. Dos onze tópicos analisados, a maioria apresentou Kappa bom a perfeito: segurança e violência (Kappa=0,89; suicídio (Kappa=1,00; uso do tabaco (Kappa=0,90; bebida alcoólica (Kappa=0,78; consumo de cocaína e outras drogas (Kappa=0,70; comportamento sexual (Kappa=0,88 e peso corporal (Kappa=0,89. Apenas o tópico sobre alimentação apresentou Kappa fraco (Kappa = 0,26 e o tópico sobre informações em saúde apresentou Kappa moderado (Kappa=0,56. O Kappa médio para todos os tópicos foi 0,76, classificado como bom. A versão reduzida do instrumento pode ser considerada validada na língua portuguesa com nível de reprodutibilidade aceitável.The objective of this article is to translate, to adapt and to validate the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey to apply at Brazilian college students. 208 college students from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE and University of Pernambuco (UPE participated in the study. The validation was carried through in five stages: (1 translation; (2 retrotranslation; (3 correction and semantic adaptation (cultural adaptation; (4 face validation; (5 test-retest. Adaptations were done to deal with any semantic disagreements found between translation and retrotranslation. After face validation, the questionnaire was reduced from 96 to 52

  3. Implementing the Internationalization Promotion Program at Tomakomai National College of Technology

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    Nakano, Wataru; Ishikawa, Nozomi; Matsuda, Kanaho; Ono, Masatsugu

    We introduce the internationalization promotion program conducted in Tomakomai National College of Technology (TNCT) . In order for the students to improve their international understanding and communication skills, the program was undertaken by means of collaborative education and distance education. TNCT delegates consisting of 2 teachers, 6 students, an office staff, and an engineer were sent to New Zealand, and worked on a project in cooperation with faculty members of Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke‧s Bay (EIT) . The students explored environmental issues through discussions with other international students. At the end of the two-week on-site project, they reported the result via a video conferencing system. Additionally, this system served as a medium for international exchange in an intercultural communication class. Since the most of the students did not go to NZ, it was a good opportunity for them to communicate with people overseas. We discuss the effectiveness of both the collaborative education on practical topics and the distance education using a video conferencing system.

  4. Outcomes of Concurrent Operations: Results From the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

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    Liu, Jason B; Berian, Julia R; Ban, Kristen A; Liu, Yaoming; Cohen, Mark E; Angelos, Peter; Matthews, Jeffrey B; Hoyt, David B; Hall, Bruce L; Ko, Clifford Y

    2017-09-01

    To determine whether concurrently performed operations are associated with an increased risk for adverse events. Concurrent operations occur when a surgeon is simultaneously responsible for critical portions of 2 or more operations. How this practice affects patient outcomes is unknown. Using American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data from 2014 to 2015, operations were considered concurrent if they overlapped by ≥60 minutes or in their entirety. Propensity-score-matched cohorts were constructed to compare death or serious morbidity (DSM), unplanned reoperation, and unplanned readmission in concurrent versus non-concurrent operations. Multilevel hierarchical regression was used to account for the clustered nature of the data while controlling for procedure and case mix. There were 1430 (32.3%) surgeons from 390 (77.7%) hospitals who performed 12,010 (2.3%) concurrent operations. Plastic surgery (n = 393 [13.7%]), otolaryngology (n = 470 [11.2%]), and neurosurgery (n = 2067 [8.4%]) were specialties with the highest proportion of concurrent operations. Spine procedures were the most frequent concurrent procedures overall (n = 2059/12,010 [17.1%]). Unadjusted rates of DSM (9.0% vs 7.1%; P continuous self-regulation and proactive disclosure to patients.

  5. U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues. Volume 1: Theory of War and Strategy. 3rd Edition

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    2008-06-01

    Army War College, 2007, pp. 47-75. 23. Meinhart , p. 44. 24. David Jablonsky, "National Power," in U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security...U.S AmyWar CaUawge Guide to-National Security issues Vnlumn I: Theory of War amd Strategy it 2008 Ed ied hy J. Bo n atolnes’ r U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE...20080709 281 The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army

  6. Are Dual Enrollment Students College Ready? Evidence from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education

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    An, Brian P.; Taylor, Jason L.

    2015-01-01

    We examine whether dual enrolled students display greater levels of college readiness than nonparticipants. Advocates assert that dual enrollment improves students' college readiness, but despite these assertions, few researchers have evaluated this relationship. Moreover, researchers that do consider whether dual enrollment improves college…

  7. Building a Network of Grief Support on College Campuses: A National Grassroots Initiative

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    Fajgenbaum, David; Chesson, Benjamin; Lanzi, Robin Gaines

    2012-01-01

    About one in four college students report grieving the death of a family member or close friend within the past year. Although grief may be difficult at any time, there are several factors unique to the college age and environment that can make it particularly difficult. These factors include geographic distance from home and usual support…

  8. National Study of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges: Off Campus Inservice Activities.

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    Seldin, Clement A.

    Information concerning off-campus inservice activity (OCIA) at state universities and land grant colleges in the United States was surveyed. There was a 92.5 percent response rate to questionnaires sent to 107 deans of schools, colleges, and departments of education. Inservice activities were considered to be courses, workshops, needs assessments,…

  9. Prevalence and psychosocial risk factors associated with internet addiction in a nationally representative sample of college students in Taiwan.

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    Lin, Min-Pei; Ko, Huei-Chen; Wu, Jo Yung-Wei

    2011-12-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of Internet addiction in a nationally representative sample of college students and to identify any associated psychosocial risk factors. The present study was constructed using a cross-sectional design with 3,616 participants. Participants were surveyed during the middle of the spring and fall semesters and recruited from colleges around Taiwan using stratified and cluster random sampling methods. Associations between Internet addiction and psychosocial risk factors were examined using stepwise logistic regression analysis. The prevalence of Internet addiction was found to be 15.3 percent (95 percent confidence interval, 14.1 percent to 16.5 percent). More depressive symptoms, higher positive outcome expectancy of Internet use, higher Internet usage time, lower refusal self-efficacy of Internet use, higher impulsivity, lower satisfaction with academic performance, being male, and insecure attachment style were positively correlated with Internet addiction. The prevalence of Internet addiction among college students in Taiwan was high, and the variables mentioned were independently predictive in the logistic regression analysis. This study can be used as a reference for policy making regarding the design of Internet addiction prevention programs and can also aid in the development of strategies designed to help Internet-addicted college students.

  10. Protecting Information: The Role of Community Colleges in Cybersecurity Education. A Report from a Workshop Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges (Washington, DC, June 26-28, 2002).

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    The education and training of the cybersecurity workforce is an essential element in protecting the nation's computer and information systems. On June 26-28, 2002, the National Science Foundation supported a cybersecurity education workshop hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges. The goals of the workshop were to map out the role…

  11. On College Students' National Security Education%大学生国家安全教育浅议

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    王斌华

    2012-01-01

    "The world is peaceful, forget the war will be dangerous", this sentence from the legend is the art of war of the" Sima Act"written by Jiang Ziya, to improve national security sense of urgency is the responsibility of every citizen, and college students is the main body of the future scientific and technological knowledge isthe important sustenance of national security, but after 30 years of reform and opening up, many people on a peaceful, future worries, in fact, is not optimistic about China's periphery in the form, the East China Sea, South China Sea, southwest everywhere hidden crisistrigger point, the Western countries to China for a long time eyeing college students and universities to receive higher education, national security education of college students should be placed in an important national defense and security status.%"天下虽平,忘战必危",这句话出自相传是姜子牙所著的兵书《司马法》,提高国家安全忧患意识,是每一个公民的责任,大学生是未来科技强军的主体,是国家安全的重要寄托所在,但经过30多年的改革开放,很多人认为中国就一片太平、前途无忧了,实际上,中国的周边形式并不乐观,东海、南海、西南地区等处处隐藏着危机引发点,西方国家长期对中国虎视眈眈,作为接受高等教育的大学生们及相关高校,应该把大学生国家安全教育放到重要的地位上。

  12. Setting a National Agenda for Surgical Disparities Research: Recommendations From the National Institutes of Health and American College of Surgeons Summit.

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    Haider, Adil H; Dankwa-Mullan, Irene; Maragh-Bass, Allysha C; Torain, Maya; Zogg, Cheryl K; Lilley, Elizabeth J; Kodadek, Lisa M; Changoor, Navin R; Najjar, Peter; Rose, John A; Ford, Henri R; Salim, Ali; Stain, Steven C; Shafi, Shahid; Sutton, Beth; Hoyt, David; Maddox, Yvonne T; Britt, L D

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    Health care disparities (differential access, care, and outcomes owing to factors such as race/ethnicity) are widely established. Compared with other groups, African American individuals have an increased mortality risk across multiple surgical procedures. Gender, sexual orientation, age, and geographic disparities are also well documented. Further research is needed to mitigate these inequities. To do so, the American College of Surgeons and the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Minority Health and Disparities convened a research summit to develop a national surgical disparities research agenda and funding priorities. Sixty leading researchers and clinicians gathered in May 2015 for a 2-day summit. First, literature on surgical disparities was presented within 5 themes: (1) clinician, (2) patient, (3) systemic/access, (4) clinical quality, and (5) postoperative care and rehabilitation-related factors. These themes were identified via an exhaustive preconference literature review and guided the summit and its interactive consensus-building exercises. After individual thematic presentations, attendees contributed research priorities for each theme. Suggestions were collated, refined, and prioritized during the latter half of the summit. Breakout sessions yielded 3 to 5 top research priorities by theme. Overall priorities, regardless of theme, included improving patient-clinician communication, fostering engagement and community outreach by using technology, improving care at facilities with a higher proportion of minority patients, evaluating the longer-term effect of acute intervention and rehabilitation support, and improving patient centeredness by identifying expectations for recovery. The National Institutes of Health and American College of Surgeons Summit on Surgical Disparities Research succeeded in identifying a comprehensive research agenda. Future research and funding priorities should prioritize patients' care perspectives, workforce

  13. The Effect of individual Difference on Perceptions of Job-related Stress among National College and University Librarians in Taiwan

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    Full Text Available Defined as an environmental force in the workplace, either real or imagined, job-related stress interacts with an individual’s perception. Individuals’ perceptions alter with age, gender, work experience, job characteristics, and personality behavior of individuals. In an attempt to gain a comprehensive understanding, this study examines the relationship between individual difference and the perceptions of job-related stress in the library settings of national colleges and universities on Taiwan. The result shows that individual difference is influential for librarians’ perceptions of job-related stress. [Article content in Chinese

  14. CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE STYLE AND HEALTH-STATUS OF MALE STUDENTS AT A NATIONAL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

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    池本, 幸雄; 出村, 慎一; 長澤, 吉則; 山次, 俊介; 島田, 茂; 南, 雅樹

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    The purpose of this study was to examine characteristics of life style and health-status of male students at a National College of Technology. A questionnaire consisting of 75 items on life style and health-status was administered to 581 healthy male students aged 15 to 20 years. The frequencies and proportions for each item were computed, and the proportion-differences were examined using one-way analysis of variance. Quite a few students have some exercise habit, and they exercise more than...

  15. Educators on the Edge: Big Ideas for Change and Innovation. Australian College of Educators (ACE) National Conference Proceedings (Brisbane, Australia, September 24-25, 2015)

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    Finger, Glenn, Ed.; Ghirelli, Paola S., Ed.

    2015-01-01

    The 2015 Australian College of Educators (ACE) National Conference theme is "Educators on the Edge: Big Ideas for Change and Innovation." ACE presented an opportunity for all education professionals to gather, discuss, and share cutting-edge, creative and innovative practices, nationally and globally at the conference held on September…

  16. Site Team Review: Petition for Degree-Granting Authority by National Defense University, School for Information Resources Management (iCollege)

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    On November 3, 2010, a site team from the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) and the U.S. Department of Education conducted a visit to National Defense University's (University) School for Information Resources Management (IRMC or iCollege) at Ft. McNair in Washington, DC. The purpose of the visit was to…

  17. College expectations in high school mitigate weight gain over early adulthood: Findings from a national study of American youth.

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    Clarke, Philippa J; O'Malley, Patrick M; Schulenberg, John E; Lee, Hedwig; Colabianchi, Natalie; Johnston, Lloyd D

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    Research conducted on school-based interventions suggests that school connectedness protects against a variety of risk behaviors, including substance abuse, delinquency and sedentary behavior. The line of research is extended by examining the link between college expectations and early adult weight gain using nationally representative panel data from thirty cohorts of American high school seniors followed prospectively to age 30 in the Monitoring the Future Study (1986-2009). Growth mixture models identified two latent classes of trajectories of body mass index (BMI) from age 19 to 30: a persistently overweight class (BMI ≥ 25) and a second class exhibiting more moderate growth in BMI to age 30. Compared to those who did not expect to graduate from college, students fully expecting to graduate from college had 34% lower odds of being in the persistently overweight class (adjusted odds ratio = 0.66, 95% confidence interval = 0.54, 0.81), controlling for academic performance and socioeconomic status. Successful prevention of obesity early in the life course is based on a multifactorial approach incorporating strategies that address the contexts in which adolescents are embedded. The school setting may be one avenue where successful educational attachment could have positive consequences for subsequent weight gain in early adulthood. Copyright © 2012 The Obesity Society.

  18. Showing Your Pride: A National Survey of Queer Student Centres in Canadian Colleges and Universities

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    Ecker, John; Rae, Jennifer; Bassi, Amandeep

    2015-01-01

    The presence of queer student centres (QSCs) across Canadian universities and colleges is largely unknown. It is an important area of investigation since queer-identified students have previously identified several benefits of these services, including receiving support from other queer individuals. The focus of the current study was to determine…

  19. Los Alamos National Laboratory Modular Pumped Hydro Feasibility Study for Santa Fe Community College

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    Bibeault, Mark Leonide [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2015-04-21

    Report on the Economic Energy Assessment for a community college in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Report shows graphically the demand for energy in the month of September, and illustrates the production of electricity as it goes onto the grid for use.

  20. Honors Programs at Smaller Colleges. 3rd Edition. National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series

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    Schuman, Samuel

    2011-01-01

    This monograph focuses upon areas of special concern to those working with honors at smaller colleges and universities: mission, recruitment, facilities, administration, budget, and curriculum. In each area, the author makes some general suggestions about overall operating principles, note specific issues that can lead to difficulties, and suggest…

  1. Assessment of a national network: the case of the French teacher training colleges' health education network.

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    Guével, Marie-Renée; Jourdan, Didier

    2009-06-01

    The French teacher training colleges' health education (HE) network was set up in 2005 to encourage the inclusion of HE in courses for primary and secondary school teachers. A systematic process of monitoring the activity and the impact of this initiative was implemented. This analysis was systematically compared with the perceptions of teaching staff involved in the network. This paper assesses the network after 2 years using documents produced and interviews with 24 coordinators. Twenty-nine teacher training colleges out of a total of 31 are involved in the network. The network has helped to create links between teacher training colleges, extend HE training and encourage partnerships with other public health organizations. By 2007, HE was included in courses offered by 19 teacher training colleges as opposed to only 3 in 2005. This study not only showed the positive impact of the network but also revealed issues in its management and presented new challenges to ensure the effectiveness of the network. The network has succeeded in attracting and training trainers who were already providing or were interested in HE. Reaching other trainers who are not familiar with HE remains a challenge for the future.

  2. College law enforcement and security department responses to alcohol-related incidents: a national study.

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    Bernat, Debra H; Lenk, Kathleen M; Nelson, Toben F; Winters, Ken C; Toomey, Traci L

    2014-08-01

    Campus police and security personnel are often the first to respond to alcohol-related incidents on campus. The purpose of this study is to examine how campus law enforcement and security respond to alcohol-related incidents, and how consequences and communication differ based on characteristics of the incident. Directors of campus police/security from 343 colleges across the United States completed a survey regarding usual practice following serious, underage, and less serious alcohol incidents on and off campus. Campus law enforcement and security most commonly reported contacting campus officials. A minority reported issuing citations and referring students to the health center. Enforcement actions were more commonly reported for serious and underage incidents than for less serious incidents. Large (vs. small) colleges, public (vs. private) colleges, and those located in small (vs. large) towns more consistently reported taking actions against drinkers. Understanding how campus police and security respond to alcohol-related incidents is essential for reducing alcohol-related problems on college campuses. Copyright © 2014 by the Research Society on Alcoholism.

  3. A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future. A National Call to Action

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    This report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement calls on the nation to reclaim higher education's civic mission. Commissioned by the Department of Education and released at a White House convening in January 2012, the report pushes back against a prevailing national dialogue that limits the mission of higher…

  4. Quantification of Accelerometer Derived Impacts Associated With Competitive Games in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I College Football Players.

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    Wellman, Aaron D; Coad, Sam C; Goulet, Grant C; McLellan, Christopher P

    2017-02-01

    Wellman, AD, Coad, SC, Goulet, GC, and McLellan, CP. Quantification of accelerometer derived impacts associated with competitive games in National Collegiate Athletic Association division I college football players. J Strength Cond Res 31(2): 330-338, 2017-The aims of the present study were to (a) examine positional impact profiles of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division I college football players using global positioning system (GPS) and integrated accelerometry (IA) technology and (b) determine if positional differences in impact profiles during competition exist within offensive and defensive teams. Thirty-three NCAA division I Football Bowl Subdivision players were monitored using GPS and IA (GPSports) during 12 regular season games throughout the 2014 season. Individual player data sets (n = 294) were divided into offensive and defensive teams, and positional subgroups. The intensity, number, and distribution of impact forces experienced by players during competition were recorded. Positional differences were found for the distribution of impacts within offensive and defensive teams. Wide receivers sustained more very light and light to moderate (5-6.5 G force) impacts than other position groups, whereas the running backs were involved in more severe (>10 G force) impacts than all offensive position groups, with the exception of the quarterbacks (p ≤ 0.05). The defensive back and linebacker groups were subject to more very light (5.0-6.0 G force) impacts, and the defensive tackle group sustained more heavy and very heavy (7.1-10 G force) impacts than other defensive positions (p ≤ 0.05). Data from the present study provide novel quantification of positional impact profiles related to the physical demands of college football games and highlight the need for position-specific monitoring and training in the preparation for the impact loads experienced during NCAA division I football competition.

  5. Partnering To Build a Quality Workforce: Critical Issues in Environmental Technology Education at Two-Year Colleges. A Report of the National Forum on Critical Issues in Environmental Technology Education at Two-Year Colleges (Washington, D.C., March 2-4, 1995).

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    Kabat, Ellen J.; Friedel, Janice Nahra; Senew, Mike

    The National Forum on Critical Issues in Environmental Technology Education at Two-Year Colleges addressed critical issues relevant to environmental technology education in the United States. Forty-three participants from across the country who attended the 1995 Forum represented business and industry, two-year colleges, four-year colleges and…

  6. 77 FR 59283 - National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2012

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    2012-09-27

    ... Nation by building our economy, teaching our children, healing the sick, and defending America as members... celebrate the profound impact these places of learning have made on the life of our country. For generations...

  7. 75 FR 56459 - National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2010

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    ... examples of leadership, built our middle class, strengthened our economy, served in our Armed Forces, and... have made to our Nation. As we continue strengthening the capacity of HBCUs, let us also recommit to...

  8. An Empirical Study on Ways of Coping with Job-related Stress among National College and University Librarian in Taiwan

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    Chen Su-may Sheih

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    Full Text Available Stress is not a naturedly bad thing - it may be stimulating, motivating and provide excitement to individuals. However, when it exceeds individuals’ ability to cope it becomes harmful both to library and staff. Adequate coping strategies keep the librarians in a state of good health and high job performance. The purpose of this study is trying to explore librarians’ ways of coping with job-related stress in the library settings of national colleges and universities in Taiwan. The study indicates that librarians’ ways of coping are both problem-focused and emotion-focused. And as the stress getting greater, librarians are inclined to cope with emotion-focused ways.[Article content in Chinese

  9. Cultural Integration and National Identity Education for Ethnic Minority College Students

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    LI Yongzheng; WANG Lixia

    2014-01-01

    Cultural integration is an objective historical phenomenon , and also exists in present society .No matter if seen from history or from the present world , cultural integration is the key to ethnic relations as well as an approach for cultural development .The concept of “nation” is a fairly new product introduced from western countries in modern times.It is a people ’ s cognition, ap-praisal and feelings towards the country where they live.It is mainly represented in the national politi-cal community , the structural level as well as the i-dentity in the common spiritual level of the Chinese nation. School education is a very strong tool during the formation process of a “nation”.Since the Qin and Han periods (2nd Century B.C.), China has formed a large -unified web of Chinese culture . After the creation of the New China , China also has paid attention to the development of education for the ethnic minorities , and has taken the task of training the new generation of ethnic minorities as an important national policy .“Fair Education” is the “core idea” of China ’ s ethnic minorities ’ education. This includes preferential policy for ethnic minority-students’ education chances , the investment of teaching resources in ethnic minority areas, and respect for and protection of the cul-tures of the ethnic minorities .Through these ac-tions, the government ensures that the ethnic mi-nority-students living in remote and poor areas get the chance for a fair education like the Han -Chi-nese students .The policy further enhances the e-qual development of , and exchanges among the va-rious nationalities in the whole country; promotes the common development of the ethnic economies , the common prosperity of their cultures , political stability;and finally ensures the citizen ’ s strong identity of the nation . Culturale integration is the foundation of and precondition for the national identity education of the ethnic minorities .On the one hand

  10. College Student Suicide

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    Taub, Deborah J.; Thompson, Jalonda

    2013-01-01

    Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, and it is estimated that 1,088 college students die by suicide each year (National Mental Health Association and the Jed Foundation, 2002). This chapter presents the context of college student mental health within which the problem of college student suicide is situated. Because…

  11. Surviving Math, Surviving College

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    Schaffhauser, Dian

    2009-01-01

    According to a 2000 community college study by Miami Dade College (FL) President Emeritus Robert McCabe, 41 percent of students entering community colleges are underprepared in at least one basic skill area. A three-year study of community college students, published in 2009 by the National Center for Education Statistics, reported that 41 percent…

  12. College Student Suicide

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    Taub, Deborah J.; Thompson, Jalonda

    2013-01-01

    Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, and it is estimated that 1,088 college students die by suicide each year (National Mental Health Association and the Jed Foundation, 2002). This chapter presents the context of college student mental health within which the problem of college student suicide is situated. Because…

  13. Kindergarten to College (K2C): A First-in-the-Nation Initiative to Set All Kindergartners on the Path to College. Asset Building Program

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    Phillips, Leigh; Stuhldreher, Anne

    2011-01-01

    In the Spring of 2011, the City of San Francisco automatically opened college savings accounts for over 1,000 San Francisco Kindergartners. The City also "seeded" every account with an initial deposit of $50. The account openings marked the official launch of San Francisco's Kindergarten to College initiative, or "K2C." This initiative, the first…

  14. Sustainable development education, practice, and research: an indigenous model of sustainable development at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI, USA

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    Michael J. Dockry; Katherine Hall; William Van Lopik; Christopher M. Caldwell

    2015-01-01

    The College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute's theoretical model (SDI model) conceptualizes sustainable development as the process of maintaining the balance and reconciling the inherent tensions among six dimensions of sustainability: land and sovereignty; natural environment #including human beings); institutions; technology; economy; and...

  15. What Counts as Quality in Education? Australian College of Educators (ACE) National Conference Proceedings (Adelaide, Australia, September 11-12, 2014)

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    Ghirelli, Paola S., Ed.

    2014-01-01

    The 2014 Australian College of Educators (ACE) National Conference was held September 11-12 in Adelaide, Australia, with the theme, "What counts as quality in education?" There has been concern with a general downward trend in Australia's performance on international measures of student achievement, but there is equal concern over the…

  16. The Representation of Minority, Female, and Non-Traditional Stem Majors in the Online Environment at Community Colleges: A Nationally Representative Study

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    Wladis, Claire; Hachey, Alyse C.; Conway, Katherine M.

    2015-01-01

    Using data from more than 2,000 community college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, this research investigates how ethnicity, gender, non-traditional student risk factors, academic preparation, socio-economic status, and English-as-second-language/citizenship status…

  17. Progression of Technology Education for Atomic Energy Engineering in Tsuyama National College of Technology

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    Kato, Manabu; Kobayashi, Toshiro; Okada, Tadashi; Sato, Makoto; Sasai, Yuji; Konishi, Daijiro; Harada, Kanji; Taniguchi, Hironari; Toya, Hideaki; Inada, Tomomi; Sori, Hitoshi; Yagi, Hideyuki

    This paper describes the achievements of a program in which technology education is provided to cultivate practical core engineers for low-level radiation. It was made possible by means of (1) an introductory education program starting at an early age and a continuous agenda throughout college days and (2) regional collaboration. First, with regard to the early-age introductory education program and the continuous education agenda, the subjects of study related to atomic energy or nuclear engineering were reorganized as “Subjects related to Atomic Power Education” for all grades in all departments. These subjects were included in the syllabus and the student guide book, emphasizing a continuous and consistent policy throughout seven-year college study, including the five-year system and additional two-year advanced course. Second, to promote practical education, the contents of lectures, experiments, and internships were enriched and realigned in collaboration with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Okayama University and The Cyugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. In addition to the expansion and rearrangement of atomic power education, research on atomic power conducted for graduation thesis projects were undertaken to enhance the educational and research activities. In consequence, it has been estimated that there is now a total of fourteen subject areas in atomic energy technology, more than eight-hundred registered students in the department, and thirteen members of the teaching staff related to atomic energy technology. Furthermore, the “Tsuyama model” is still being developed. This program was funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

  18. College Student Entrepreneurship in China: Results from a National Survey of Directors of Career Services in Chinese Higher Education Institutions

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    You, You; Zhu, Feifei; Ding, Xiaohao

    2017-01-01

    As the number of college graduates increases dramatically in recent years in China, the Chinese Central government encourages college graduates to partake in entrepreneurial activities. The current study uses data from a nationwide institutional survey of directors of career services of 840 Chinese colleges and universities to study the current…

  19. Makerere University College of Health Sciences’ role in addressing challenges in health service provision at Mulago National Referral Hospital

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH, Uganda’s primary tertiary and teaching hospital, and Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS have a close collaborative relationship. MakCHS students complete clinical rotations at MNRH, and MakCHS faculty partner with Mulago staff in clinical care and research. In 2009, as part of a strategic planning process, MakCHS undertook a qualitative study to examine care and service provision at MNRH, identify challenges, gaps, and solutions, and explore how MakCHS could contribute to improving care and service delivery at MNRH. Methods Key informant interviews (n=23 and focus group discussions (n=7 were conducted with nurses, doctors, administrators, clinical officers and other key stakeholders. Interviews and focus groups were tape recorded and transcribed verbatim, and findings were analyzed through collaborative thematic analysis. Results Challenges to care and service delivery at MNRH included resource constraints (staff, space, equipment, and supplies, staff inadequacies (knowledge, motivation, and professionalism, overcrowding, a poorly functioning referral system, limited quality assurance, and a cumbersome procurement system. There were also insufficiencies in the teaching of professionalism and communication skills to students, and patient care challenges that included lack of access to specialized services, risk of infections, and inappropriate medications. Suggestions for how MakCHS could contribute to addressing these challenges included strengthening referral systems and peripheral health center capacity, and establishing quality assurance mechanisms. The College could also strengthen the teaching of professionalism, communication and leadership skills to students, and monitor student training and develop courses that contribute to continuous professional development. Additionally, the College could provide in-service education for providers on professionalism

  20. Umbilical hernia repair in pregnant patients: review of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

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    Haskins, I N; Rosen, M J; Prabhu, A S; Amdur, R L; Rosenblatt, S; Brody, F; Krpata, D M

    2017-07-22

    Umbilical hernias present commonly during pregnancy secondary to increased intra-abdominal pressure. As a result, umbilical hernia incarceration or strangulation may affect pregnant females. The purpose of this study is to detail the operative management and 30-day outcomes of umbilical hernias in pregnant patients using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP). All female patients undergoing umbilical hernia repair during pregnancy were identified within the ACS-NSQIP. Preoperative patient variables, intraoperative variables, and 30-day patient morbidity and mortality outcomes were investigated using a variety of statistical tests. A total of 126 pregnant patients underwent umbilical hernia repair from 2005 to 2014; 73 (58%) had incarceration or strangulation at the time of surgical intervention. The majority of patients (95%) underwent open umbilical hernia repair. Superficial surgical site infection was the most common morbidity in patients undergoing open umbilical hernia repair. Based on review of the ACS-NSQIP database, the incidence of umbilical hernia repair during pregnancy is very low; however, the majority of patients required repair for incarceration of strangulation. When symptoms develop, these hernias can be repaired with minimal 30-day morbidity to the mother. Additional studies are needed to determine the long-term recurrence rate of umbilical hernia repairs performed in pregnant patients and the effects of surgical intervention and approach on the fetus.

  1. Numerical simulation on flow and density field in summer in Kagoshima bay by using a multi-layer model; Taso model ni yoru Kagoshimawan no kaki no ryudo to mitsudoba no suchi simulation

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    Iwakiri, Y. [Water Works Bureau of Kagoshima City, Kagoshima (Japan); Kyozuka, Y. [Kyushu University, Kyushu (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    Numerical simulation was performed on sea water circulation and density field in Kagoshima Bay by using a multi-layer model to verify a model by comparing the simulation result with observation values. The numerical computation model had the Coriolis parameters constant and used the Cartesian coordinates. Based on the fact that the scale in the perpendicular direction is very small as compared with that in the horizontal direction, a hydrostatic pressure approximation was used for the pressure, and an approximation that keeps density constant was used for all the other items than buoyancy. Processes for scales smaller than the lattice size were expressed by vortex viscosity terms and vortex diffusion terms. As a result of calculations, good agreement with observation values was derived in counterclockwise flow in the end of the bay and flow from the bay center to the entrance of the bay. The vertical distribution of density depicts well how density forming layers are created. In the calculation values of water temperature and salt content, good agreement with the observations was shown in the water temperature even in a quantitative aspect, but not as good agreement in the salt content as in the water temperature. In calculations that consider precipitation and evaporation, only the salt content showed values close to the observation values. 4 refs., 7 figs.

  2. From "Cultivators of the Soil" to "Citizen-Soldiers": Physically Active Education and the Nation at Maryland Agricultural College

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    Clevenger, Samuel M.; Jette, Shannon

    2017-01-01

    In 1866, military drill and instruction became part of the curriculum of Maryland Agricultural College as a result of the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862, a law setting the terms for the establishment of agricultural colleges across the USA. The introduction of military instruction meant a direct inclusion of physically active coursework that…

  3. What Will They Learn? 2015-16. A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities

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    Kempson, Lauri; Burt, Evan; Bledsoe, Eric; Poliakoff, Michael

    2015-01-01

    At a time when 87% of employers believe that our colleges must raise the quality of students' educations in order for the United States to remain competitive globally, and four in five Americans say they believe all graduates should have to take the key courses outlined in the study, few colleges require a real liberal arts education. "What…

  4. 14 April 2014 - UK University College London Hospitals and National Health Service Foundation Trust Chairman R. Murley in the ATLAS cavern with CERN Head of Medical Applications S. Myers and Collaboration Spokesperson D. Charlton.

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    2014-01-01

    Mr Richard Murley Chairman Sir Robert Naylor Chief Executive University College London Hospitals (UCLH) – National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  5. Predicting the risk of death following coronary artery bypass graft made simple: a retrospective study using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.

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    Chung, Paul J; Carter, Timothy I; Burack, Joshua H; Tam, Sophia; Alfonso, Antonio; Sugiyama, Gainosuke

    2015-04-29

    Risk models to predict 30-day mortality following isolated coronary artery bypass graft is an active area of research. Simple risk predictors are particularly important for cardiothoracic surgeons who are coming under increased scrutiny since these physicians typically care for higher risk patients and thus expect worse outcomes. The objective of this study was to develop a 30-day postoperative mortality risk model for patients undergoing CABG using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Data was extracted and analyzed from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use Files (2005-2010). Patients that had ischemic heart disease (ICD9 410-414) undergoing one to four vessel CABG (CPT 33533-33536) were selected. To select for acquired heart disease, only patients age 40 and older were included. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to create a risk model. The C-statistic and the Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit test were used to evaluate the model. Bootstrap-validated C-statistic was calculated. A total of 2254 cases met selection criteria. Forty-nine patients (2.2%) died within 30 days. Six independent risk factors predictive of short-term mortality were identified including age, preoperative sodium, preoperative blood urea nitrogen, previous percutaneous coronary intervention, dyspnea at rest, and history of prior myocardial infarction. The C-statistic for this model was 0.773 while the bootstrap-validated C-statistic was 0.750. The Hosmer-Lemeshow test had a p-value of 0.675, suggesting the model does not overfit the data. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk model has good discrimination for 30-day mortality following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The model employs six independent variables, making it easy to use in the clinical setting.

  6. 高校民族传统体育专业教学改革%On College National Traditional Sports Professional Teaching Reform

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    2014-01-01

    民族传统体育专业教学是我国高校体育教学的重要组成部分。本文立足于我国民族传统体育专业人才培养与社会需求相脱离、高校学生理论基础较差、专业办学特色、传统教学优势不能充分显示等现状和问题,结合笔者多年教学经验,提出了宽进严出,创新教育理念,改进和优化课程内容,扩展高校学生实习渠道,引进最先进的人才培养模式,全面提升教师队伍的素质和专业水平等一系列改革措施。希望能为我国高校民族传统体育专业教学改革提供理论支持。%National Traditional Sports Teaching is an important part of college physical education in China. This article is based on our national traditional sports professional training and social needs from the theoretical basis of poor college stu-dents, professional school characteristics, the advantages of traditional teaching can not fully display the status and problems, combined with the author many years of teaching experience, proposed strict exit innovative educational concepts, improve and optimize course content, expand college students' internships channels, introduce the most advanced training model, to enhance the quality and professionalism of teachers in a series of reform measures. Hope to provide theoretical support for the national traditional teaching reform of physical education.

  7. Social learning theory and the effects of living arrangement on heavy alcohol use: results from a national study of college students.

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    Ward, Brian W; Gryczynski, Jan

    2009-05-01

    This study examined the relationship between living arrangement and heavy episodic drinking among college students in the United States. Using social learning theory as a framework, it was hypothesized that vicarious learning of peer and family alcohol-use norms would mediate the effects of living arrangement on heavy episodic drinking. Analyses were conducted using data from the 2001 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, a national survey of full-time undergraduate students attending 4-year colleges or universities in the United States (N = 10,008). Logistic regression models examined the relationship between heavy episodic drinking and various measures of living arrangement and vicarious learning/social norms. Mediation of the effects of living arrangement was tested using both indirect and direct methods. Both student living arrangement and vicarious-learning/social-norm variables remained significant predictors of heavy episodic drinking in multivariate models when controlling for a variety of individual characteristics. Slight mediation of the effects of living arrangement on heavy episodic drinking by vicarious learning/social norms was confirmed for some measures. Although vicarious learning of social norms does appear to play a role in the association between living arrangement and alcohol use, other processes may underlie the relationship. These findings suggest that using theory alongside empirical evidence to inform the manipulation of living environments could present a promising policy strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm in collegiate contexts.

  8. The Iron Triangle: College Presidents Talk about Costs, Access, and Quality. National Center Report #08-2

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    Immerwahr, John; Johnson, Jean; Gasbarra, Paul

    2008-01-01

    "The Iron Triangle" is a small-scale exploratory piece of research that adds another dimension to a decade of observation of how different groups view the current challenges facing higher education. The report explores the perspective of college and university presidents, examining the views of more than two dozen presidents who shared their…

  9. Risk Factors of Occupational Fraud: A Study of Member Institutions of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

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    Ten Napel, Karmen

    2013-01-01

    Available data indicate that colleges and universities have experienced an unexpected rise in occupational fraud over the past two decades. In order to mitigate the risk of fraud, these institutions must be proactive and have strong internal controls and policies. The purpose of this study was to examine the current controls in place at Midwest…

  10. The impact of nutrition education interventions on the dietary habits of college students in developed nations: a brief review.

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    Lua, Pei Lin; Wan Putri Elena, Wan Dali

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this review is to provide a summary of studies on the effectiveness nutrition education interventions used by college students. Electronic databases such as Medline, Science Direct, CINAHL (EBSCOhost), and Google Scholar were explored for articles that involved nutrition education interventions for college students and that were published between 1990 and 2011. Fourteen studies, which involved a total of 1668 college students as respondents, were identified and met the inclusion criteria. The results showed that there were 3 major forms of nutrition education interventions: web-based education, lectures, and supplement provisions. Dietary intake measures were used in almost all studies and were primarily collected with food records, recall, food frequency questionnaires, and dietary habit questionnaires. The outcome measures varied among the studies, with indicators such as consumption of food, nutrition knowledge, dietary habits, physical activity, and quality of life. Methodological issues were also identified. In general, college students experienced significant changes in their dietary habits after the interventions were employed. The highlighted methodological issues should be considered to improve the quality of similar research in future.

  11. What Will They Learn? 2014-15. A Survey of Core Requirements at Our Nation's Colleges and Universities

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    Kempson, Lauri; Lewin, Greg; Burt, Evan; Poliakoff, Michael

    2014-01-01

    A college education is rightly part of the American Dream. It is seen as the ticket to success in career and community, a credential that repays the investment of time and money in higher education that students, families, and taxpayers make. In "What Will They Learn?"™ the authors take as a premise that the core purpose of attending…

  12. Risk Factors of Occupational Fraud: A Study of Member Institutions of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

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    Ten Napel, Karmen

    2013-01-01

    Available data indicate that colleges and universities have experienced an unexpected rise in occupational fraud over the past two decades. In order to mitigate the risk of fraud, these institutions must be proactive and have strong internal controls and policies. The purpose of this study was to examine the current controls in place at Midwest…

  13. Career Dilemmas among Diné (Navajo College Graduates: An Exploration of the Dinétah (Navajo Nation Brain Drain

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Like many Indigenous nations, the Navajo Nation has worked to develop its human and economic potential. It has provided scholarships and other supports to enable its members to pursue post-secondary education. However, relatively few of these college-educated members return to the reservation to contribute directly to its development. This phenomenon has been termed a brain drain. This study explored the experiences of 28 college-educated Navajos who, while raised on the reservation, were living off the reservation after completing their post-secondary education. Participants indicated a number of factors that went into their decision to live off the reservation. These included:1. Ké’: Relationships/Connections to Family, Culture, Homeland, People;2. Iiná: Lifestyle/Lifeway, Desirable Setting, Learned Work Ethic, Social Atmosphere, Togetherness (Diné vs. Individualism (Mainstream;Bee ach’į’ na’hwii’ná: Resources and Roadblocks to Making a Life, Infrastructure, Services, The “System”;3. Bee ajit’9: Opportunity, Prosperity and Personal Improvement, Education, Extracurricular, Job Availability, Work Experience.

  14. 国防教育与大学生思想政治教育的融合%The Integration of National Defense Education and Ideological and Political Education of College Students

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    付强

    2016-01-01

    National defense education in Colleges and universities and the ideological and political educa-tion of college students exist natural connection, the effective integration of national defense education in Colleges and universities and college students' Ideological and political education can not only college stu-dents patriotism, collectivism and socialist spiritual culture, set up the correct world outlook, outlook on life and values, you can also use national defense education in Colleges and universities disciplinary advantage hone students' courage to endure hardship, strong willed, law-abiding, good spirit.%高校国防教育和大学生思想政治教育之间存在天然的联系,将高校国防教育与大学生思想政治教育进行行之有效的融合,不仅可以培养大学生爱国主义、集体主义和社会主义精神,树立正确的世界观、人生观和价值观,还可以利用高校国防教育的学科优势磨练大学生勇于吃苦、坚定意志、遵纪守法等优良的精神。

  15. Nation

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    Østergaard, Uffe

    2014-01-01

    Nation er et gammelt begreb, som kommer af det latinske ord for fødsel, natio. Nationalisme bygger på forestillingen om, at mennesker har én og kun én national identitet og har ret til deres egen nationalstat. Ordet og forestillingen er kun godt 200 år gammel, og i 1900-tallet har ideologien bredt...... sig over hele verden. Nationalisme er blevet global....

  16. A Nation at Risk: Increasing College Participation and Persistence Among African American Males to Stimulate U.S. Global Competitiveness

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    Adriel A. Hilton

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Today’s knowledge-based, global commerce requires continuous investment in human capital through postsecondary education for countries to be fiercely competitive. Countries, such as China and India, are experiencing growth in the number of people participating in postsecondary education; the United States has fallen behind. While America needs to focus on increasing college access and degree completion among underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM, educators and policymakers assert that this is particularly important for African American males. Increasing matriculation and graduation rates for African Americans is not only a matter of equity, but in the context of STEM, it has major implications for the competitiveness of the United States in the global economy. This article identifies strategies that educators and policymakers can employ to promote the participation of African American males in college in general, particularly in STEM.

  17. Analysis of Citation Index of National College Journals of Social Sciences%民族高校社会科学期刊引文索引分析

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    王立平; 僧格

    2012-01-01

    引文索引是由来源索引、引文索引和相关文献等构成的,它为科研工作和管理提供了一种量化的学术研究质量评价工具。本文利用中文社会科学引文索引(CSSC)数据库作为统计源,以民族高校社会科学期刊在2004-2006年的载文信息为研究对象,采用定量分析的方法对民族高校社会科学期刊的Web即年下载情况、被引次数、他引次数和影响因子进行统计和分析,并讨论这三年内民族高校社会科学期刊的学术影响状况,以期为以后的研究提供参考。%Citation Index is determined by the source index, citation index and related literature , it is the scientific research and management provides a quantitative tool for assessment of quality of academic research. In this paper, using the Chinese Social Science Citation Index ( C.SS43 ) database as statistical sources, to National College Journals of Social Sciences in 2004 -2006 year paper information as the research object, using the method of quantitative analysis on National University Social Science Journal Web download, cited times, the cited number and impact factor and the statistics analysis and discussion of these three years, National College Journals of social sciences academic conditions, in order to provide reference for the later research.

  18. Latino College Completion: Texas

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    Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…

  19. Latino College Completion: Kansas

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    Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…

  20. Latino College Completion: Hawaii

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    Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…

  1. Coma and Stroke Following Surgical Treatment of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm: An American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Study.

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    McCutcheon, Brandon A; Kerezoudis, Panagiotis; Porter, Amanda L; Rinaldo, Lorenzo; Murphy, Meghan; Maloney, Patrick; Shepherd, Daniel; Hirshman, Brian R; Carter, Bob S; Lanzino, Giuseppe; Bydon, Mohamad; Meyer, Fredric

    2016-07-01

    A large national surgical registry was used to establish national benchmarks and associated predictors of major neurologic complications (i.e., coma and stroke) after surgical clipping of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set between 2007 and 2013 was used for this retrospective cohort analysis. Demographic, comorbidity, and operative characteristics associated with the development of a major neurologic complication (i.e., coma or stroke) were elucidated using a backward selection stepwise logistic regression analysis. This model was subsequently used to fit a predictive score for major neurologic complications. Inclusion criteria were met by 662 patients. Of these patients, 57 (8.61%) developed a major neurologic complication (i.e., coma or stroke) within the 30-day postoperative period. On multivariable analysis, operative time (log odds 0.004 per minute; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.002-0.007), age (log odds 0.05 per year; 95% CI, 0.02-0.08), history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (log odds 1.26; 95% CI, 0.43-2.08), and diabetes (log odds 1.15; 95% CI, 0.38-1.91) were associated with an increased odds of major neurologic complications. When patients were categorized according to quartile of a predictive score generated from the multivariable analysis, rates of major neurologic complications were 1.8%, 4.3%, 6.7%, and 21.2%. Using a large, national multi-institutional cohort, this study established representative national benchmarks and a predictive scoring system for major neurologic complications following operative management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. The model may assist with risk stratification and tailoring of decision making in surgical candidates. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Protecting Colleges and Students: Community College Strategies to Prevent Default

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    McKibben, Bryce; La Rocque, Matthew; Cochrane, Debbie

    2014-01-01

    Student loan default, defined as federal loan borrowers' failure to make any payments for at least 270 days, is an issue of increasing importance to community colleges and their students. This report takes a unique look at student loan default at nine community colleges across the nation, and how those colleges are working to help students avoid…

  3. A Study on the National Solidarity Cultivation in Colleges in the New Age%新时期高校民族团结教育论纲

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    李琴; 何雄杰

    2012-01-01

    加强高校民族团结教育具有十分重要的意义。在当前复杂的国内外背景下,必须加强大学生民族观、宗教观、价值观、发展现、平等观等五个方面的教育,构建反映时代特色的灵动教学体系。%It is of great importance to reinforce national solidarity cultivation. Against the complex global backgrounds, the cultivation of college students 'views of ethnicity, religions, values, development, and equality should be reinforced so as to develop a flexible teaching system with contemporary characteristics.

  4. Electricity and Water Conservation on College and University Campuses in Response to National Competitions among Dormitories: Quantifying Relationships between Behavior, Conservation Strategies and Psychological Metrics.

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    Petersen, John E; Frantz, Cynthia M; Shammin, Md Rumi; Yanisch, Tess M; Tincknell, Evan; Myers, Noel

    2015-01-01

    "Campus Conservation Nationals" (CCN) is a recurring, nation-wide electricity and water-use reduction competition among dormitories on college campuses. We conducted a two year empirical study of the competition's effects on resource consumption and the relationship between conservation, use of web technology and various psychological measures. Significant reductions in electricity and water use occurred during the two CCN competitions examined (n = 105,000 and 197,000 participating dorm residents respectively). In 2010, overall reductions during the competition were 4% for electricity and 6% for water. The top 10% of dorms achieved 28% and 36% reductions in electricity and water respectively. Participation was larger in 2012 and reductions were slightly smaller (i.e. 3% electricity). The fact that no seasonal pattern in electricity use was evident during non-competition periods suggests that results are attributable to the competition. Post competition resource use data collected in 2012 indicates that conservation behavior was sustained beyond the competition. Surveys were used to assess psychological and behavioral responses (n = 2,900 and 2,600 in 2010 and 2012 respectively). Electricity reductions were significantly correlated with: web visitation, specific conservation behaviors, awareness of the competition, motivation and sense of empowerment. However, participants were significantly more motivated than empowered. Perceived benefits of conservation were skewed towards global and future concerns while perceived barriers tended to be local. Results also suggest that competitions may be useful for "preaching beyond the choir"-engaging those who might lack prior intrinsic or political motivation. Although college life is distinct, certain conclusions related to competitions, self-efficacy, and motivation and social norms likely extend to other residential settings.

  5. Factors associated with smoking frequency among current waterpipe smokers in the United States: Findings from the National College Health Assessment II.

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    Haider, M Rifat; Salloum, Ramzi G; Islam, Farahnaz; Ortiz, Kasim S; Kates, Frederick R; Maziak, Wasim

    2015-08-01

    Some waterpipe smokers exhibit nicotine dependent behaviors such as increased use over time and inability to quit, placing them at high risk of adverse health outcomes. This study examines the determinants of dependence by measuring frequency of use among current waterpipe smokers using a large national U.S. Data were drawn from four waves (Spring/Fall 2009 and Spring/Fall 2010) of the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment datasets. The sample was restricted to students who smoked a waterpipe at least once in the past 30 days (N=19,323). Ordered logistic regression modeled the factors associated with higher frequency of waterpipe smoking. Among current waterpipe smokers, 6% used a waterpipe daily or almost daily (20-29 days). Daily cigarette smokers were at higher odds of smoking a waterpipe at higher frequencies compared with non-smokers of cigarettes (OR=1.81; 95% CI=1.61-2.04). There was a strong association between daily cigar smoking and higher frequency of waterpipe smoking (OR=7.77; 95% CI=5.49-11.02). Similarly, students who used marijuana had higher odds of smoking a waterpipe at higher frequencies (OR=1.57; 95% CI=1.37-1.81). Daily consumers of other addictive substances are at a higher risk of intensive waterpipe smoking and thus higher risk of waterpipe dependence. Intervention programs must incorporate methods to reduce waterpipe dependence and subsequently prevent its deleterious health effects. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Electricity and Water Conservation on College and University Campuses in Response to National Competitions among Dormitories: Quantifying Relationships between Behavior, Conservation Strategies and Psychological Metrics.

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    John E Petersen

    Full Text Available "Campus Conservation Nationals" (CCN is a recurring, nation-wide electricity and water-use reduction competition among dormitories on college campuses. We conducted a two year empirical study of the competition's effects on resource consumption and the relationship between conservation, use of web technology and various psychological measures. Significant reductions in electricity and water use occurred during the two CCN competitions examined (n = 105,000 and 197,000 participating dorm residents respectively. In 2010, overall reductions during the competition were 4% for electricity and 6% for water. The top 10% of dorms achieved 28% and 36% reductions in electricity and water respectively. Participation was larger in 2012 and reductions were slightly smaller (i.e. 3% electricity. The fact that no seasonal pattern in electricity use was evident during non-competition periods suggests that results are attributable to the competition. Post competition resource use data collected in 2012 indicates that conservation behavior was sustained beyond the competition. Surveys were used to assess psychological and behavioral responses (n = 2,900 and 2,600 in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Electricity reductions were significantly correlated with: web visitation, specific conservation behaviors, awareness of the competition, motivation and sense of empowerment. However, participants were significantly more motivated than empowered. Perceived benefits of conservation were skewed towards global and future concerns while perceived barriers tended to be local. Results also suggest that competitions may be useful for "preaching beyond the choir"-engaging those who might lack prior intrinsic or political motivation. Although college life is distinct, certain conclusions related to competitions, self-efficacy, and motivation and social norms likely extend to other residential settings.

  7. On Long-term Mechanism Exploration of National Defense Education in Colleges and Universities%关于高校国防教育长效机制的探索

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    李尚益

    2012-01-01

    当前,我国的高校国防教育正面临着严峻的国内外发展形势,国防教育迫切需要进行创新发展,探索构建国防教育发展的长效机制。根据当前高校国防教育的发展现状,我们认为要构建国防教育的长效机制,促进高校国防教育的健康稳定发展,需要建立完善高校国防教育的领导体制和管理机制,建立高效的领导体制和管理机制,构建以课堂教学为主导,国防知识、情感、意识、技能立体化育人机制,建立健全高校国防教育的保障机制,构建科学的高校国防教育评价机制。%At present, China's national defense education in Colleges and universities is facing the severe domestic and foreign development situation, the national defense education is an urgent need for innovation and development, explore the construction of long-term mechanism for the development of national defense education. According to the current situation of the development of national defense education in Colleges and universities, we think to want to build the long-term mechanism of national defense education, promote the healthy and stable development of national defense education in Colleges and universities, national defense education in Colleges and universities need to establish and improve the leadership system and management mechanism, the establishment of efficient leadership system and management system, to construct the classroom instruction as the leading factor, knowledge, emotion, sense of national defense stereo cultivation mechanism, skills, establish and improve the guarantee mechanism of national defense education in Colleges and universities, construct a scientific evaluation mechanism of national defense education in Colleges and universities.

  8. Educational Effects and Problems on Cooperative Education for Training Practical Engineer at Anan National College of Technology

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    Harano, Tomoki; Yoshimura, Hiroshi; Yasuno, Emiko; Uehara, Nobutomo

    The first author has devised the new cooperative education program to adopt the curricula at Colleges of Technology in Japan. The program consists of the practical work programs at manufacturing industries for three weeks and two weeks in every summer and spring vacation at third to fourth grade year, to enhance the communication skill, and to acquire the practical manufacturing technology and so on. In addition, the program has the practical design project of the manufacturing industry to cultivate the problem-solving skill for the fifth grade students at last. The program has many participants that are forty industry companies and seventy students in successfully. It is found that the program is to enhance the communication skill, writing skill and self-confident as a practical engineer by the iterative work.

  9. Does Failing a Placement Exam Discourage Underprepared Students from Going to College? National Poverty Center Working Paper Series #11-14

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    Martorell, Paco; McFarlin, Isaac, Jr.; Xue, Yu

    2013-01-01

    About one-third of college students are required to take remedial courses to redress the lack of preparation for college-level coursework. Assignment to remediation is generally made on the basis of a placement test score, and in some states students are required to take a placement test prior to enrolling in college-level courses. In this type of…

  10. 高校国库集中支付存在的问题与对策%Problems and countermeasures of national treasury centralized payment in college

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    郭海平

    2014-01-01

    Based on the college characteristics and actual situation, this paper analyzes the problems existing in the implementation process of national treasury centralized payment system, and puts forward the following counter-measures: the supervision departments of the government should further simplify examination and approval proce-dures in order to improve work efficiency;establish and perfect the government procurement system in order to im-prove the efficiency of government procurement; perfect the budget preparation and strengthen budget execution;perfect accounting system to adapt to the trend of payment reform of national treasury centralized payment;improve the comprehensive quality of accounting staff and strengthen the information network construction of national treasur-y centralized payment system.%结合高校特点和实际情况,针对国库集中支付制度在高校具体实施过程中出现的问题进行分析,并提出了相应的对策建议:政府主管部门应进一步简化审批程序,提高工作效率;建立健全政府采购制度,提高政府采购效率;完善预算编制工作,强化预算执行;完善高校会计核算体系,适应国库集中支付改革趋势;提高财会队伍的综合素质,加强国库集中支付系统的信息网络建设。

  11. Study on the Relationship Between College National Unity Education and Civic Awareness Education%高校民族团结教育与公民意识教育的关系研究

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    任欢; 冯建新

    2015-01-01

    树立公民民族团结意识是公民意识教育的基础性内容。在关系上,民族团结教育需要公民意识教育作为指导,反过来它也有助于拓展公民意识教育的内涵,二者的相统一是我国高校当前教育工作的一个重要任务。对于在校大学生,接受公民意识教育,加强民族团结教育,使民族团结意识成为每个学生发自内心的追求与自觉,显得尤为紧迫和重要。通过对高校民族团结教育的现状与问题进行分析,旨在为高校教育工作的顺利进行提供切实可行的方法和途径。%Establish the citizens national unity consciousness is the basic content of civic awareness education. In relationships, the national unity education requires civic awareness education as its guideline. And conversely it will help expand the civic awareness education’s connotation. It is an important task of China's colleges education work to combine this two part. For college students, it’s very important and urgent to accept the civic awareness edu-cation and Strengthen national unity education, in order to make national unity consciousness become students’inner pursuit. This paper based on analysis of the current situation and problems of college national unity education,and puts forward practicable methods to improve the college national unity education.

  12. Finances and College Athletics

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    Hodge, Frank; Tanlu, Lloyd

    2009-01-01

    In 2008-2009, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) generated television and marketing revenues of approximately $591 million, college sports apparel sales topped $4 billion, and several schools signed multimedia-rights deals for more than $100 million (Berkowitz, 2009; National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2009). At the Division…

  13. Characteristics of evidence-based medicine training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada emergency medicine residencies - a national survey of program directors.

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    Bednarczyk, Joseph; Pauls, Merril; Fridfinnson, Jason; Weldon, Erin

    2014-03-21

    Recent surveys suggest few emergency medicine (EM) training programs have formal evidence-based medicine (EBM) or journal club curricula. Our primary objective was to describe the methods of EBM training in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) EM residencies. Secondary objectives were to explore attitudes regarding current educational practices including e-learning, investigate barriers to journal club and EBM education, and assess the desire for national collaboration. A 16-question survey containing binary, open-ended, and 5-pt Likert scale questions was distributed to the 14 RCPSC-EM program directors. Proportions of respondents (%), median, and IQR are reported. The response rate was 93% (13/14). Most programs (85%) had established EBM curricula. Curricula content was delivered most frequently via journal club, with 62% of programs having 10 or more sessions annually. Less than half of journal clubs (46%) were led consistently by EBM experts. Four programs did not use a critical appraisal tool in their sessions (31%). Additional teaching formats included didactic and small group sessions, self-directed e-learning, EBM workshops, and library tutorials. 54% of programs operated educational websites with EBM resources. Program directors attributed highest importance to two core goals in EBM training curricula: critical appraisal of medical literature, and application of literature to patient care (85% rating 5 - "most importance", respectively). Podcasts, blogs, and online journal clubs were valued for EBM teaching roles including creating exposure to literature (4, IQR 1.5) and linking literature to clinical practice experience (4, IQR 1.5) (1-no merit, 5-strong merit). Five of thirteen respondents rated lack of expert leadership and trained faculty educators as potential limitations to EBM education. The majority of respondents supported the creation of a national unified EBM educational resource (4, IQR 1) (1-no support, 5- strongly

  14. 体育纳入高考制度的理性思考%Rational thinking about including physical education in the National College Entrance Examination system

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    周茗

    2012-01-01

      我国高考的目的是选拔德、智、体全面发展的社会主义建设者和接班人。将体育纳入高考的改革,有利于落实国家相关政策,保持基础教育阶段学生健康教育的连续性,加强素质教育,促进学校体育地位的提高和体育活动的开展,但也受到政治、经济、社会、技术等因素的制约。%  The purpose of National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) in China is to select morally, intellectu-ally and physically developed socialist constructors and successors. Including physical education in the reform of NCEE is conducive to implementing related state policies, maintaining the continuity of student health education at the basic education stage, enhancing makings education, and boosting the promotion of school physical education status and the development of physical education activities, but also affected and restricted by factors such as poli-tics, economy, society, technology etc.

  15. Community College Student Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis

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    Katz, Daniel Seth; Davison, Karen

    2014-01-01

    This study explores community college student mental health by comparing the responses of California community college and traditional university students on the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II). Using MANOVA, we compared community college and traditional university students, examining…

  16. Supply and Demand in the Higher Education Market: College Admission and College Choice. Research Brief

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    Hurwitz, Michael; Kumar, Amal

    2015-01-01

    The nation's most selective colleges are often the centerpiece of the discussion surrounding college choice, and trends in college selectivity are relayed through stories of plunging admission rates at a few high-profile postsecondary institutions and anecdotes of model high school students unable to secure seats at these colleges. Such stories…

  17. Supplemental Colleges

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    Department of Homeland Security — The Supplemental Colleges layer attempts to capture additional Post Secondary Education campuses of colleges and universities associated with a single campus listed...

  18. The Influence of Nationality Traditional Sports Teaching on Psychological Health of College Students%民族传统体育教学对大学生心理健康的影响

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    宋证远; 张新中

    2012-01-01

    通过运用文献资料法、访谈法、心理测试法、统计分析法、试验法,结合民族传统体育项目在体育教学中的应用,旨在探讨民族传统体育对大学生心理健康水平的影响,以期为提高大学生的心理健康水平和体育教学改革提供参考依据。%Through using literature and materials method, interview, psychometrics, statistical analysis method, experiment and the application of nationality traditional sports to physical education teaching, this paper aims to discuss the influence of nationality traditional sports on psychological health of college students in order to provide reference for improving psychological health level of college students and sports teaching reform.

  19. 从高校国家助学贷款到生源地助学贷款法律探析%National student loans from college students to the law of student loans

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    丁玉娟; 张雅光

    2009-01-01

    大力开展生源地助学贷款,补充高校国家助学贷款之不足,是进一步完善高校家庭经济困难学生资助政策体系的重要内容,从法律上探索和规范国家助学贷款制度,完善相关配套法律是使其良性循环的最有效方法.%Vigorously students to student loans to supplement the college's lack of national student loan is to further improve the college students from economically disadvantaged families funded an important aspect of the policy system, from law to explore and standardize the national student loan system, and improve related laws is to make the virtuous circle of the most effective way.

  20. 再论杨荫榆与女师大风潮%Rethinking on Yang Yin-yu and Agitation in Peking National Teachers College for Women

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    娄岙菲

    2015-01-01

    The great attention to the agitation in Peking National Teachers College for Women is relat-ed to the influence of Lu Xun.Previous investigation regarding the agitation no matter in terms of descrip-tion or comments has been at Lu’s standpoint,but leaving little space for Yang Yin-yu to have a say. While making comments on historical people,it is important to trace back to the historical process and con-sider more the multiple sides and complexity of human nature.Yang was the best choice as the college president given her knowledge and experience.Since the start of the agitation,Yang had been in an oppo-site position to the student autonomy committee of the college.Not until Yang fired six staff of the com-mittee including Xu Guang-ping etc.,out stepped teachers like Lu to support students publically.They portrayed Yang as one who was ignorant and reactionary and the agitation became a focus of the education field.Yang dealt with the agitation in a relatively harsh manner,even leading military police to keep students on campus.This made the students become the advantaged side and Yang had to resign.%杨荫榆与女师大风潮一直能受到特别的关注,与鲁迅本身的影响力有关。以往对此的考察,无论是对事件的描述还是评价,大都只站在鲁迅的立场,而未给杨荫榆一方以同等的发言机会。对历史人物的评价,重要的是回到历史过程中去,更多考虑到人性本身的多面和复杂性。杨荫榆无论在学识、资历、经验都可称得上是担任女校校长的绝佳人选。风潮开始后,杨与女师大学生自治会的对决,一直处于僵持状态。在开除包括许广平在内的六名自治会干事之后,鲁迅等多位教师才站出来公开支持学生,并将杨塑造为不学无术、反动落后的形象,女师大风潮逐渐成为教育界关注焦点。杨为了化解风潮,采取了相对决绝的方式,甚至带领军警入校执行封校命令,使学

  1. Squeeze Play 2009: The Public's Views on College Costs Today--Public Agenda and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

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    Immerwahr, John; Johnson, Jean

    2012-01-01

    For increasing numbers of Americans, a crucial facet of the American Dream appears to be at risk. A solid majority consider a college degree an indispensable ticket to the middle class. At the same time, even more people believe college is financially out-of-reach for many qualified students. This is the message from new public opinion research by…

  2. Expanding Cooperation between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC)

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    Maw, Ian L.

    2006-08-01

    The DOE and the NASULGC have agreed to have closer cooperation with the purpose of expanding the access of the DOE to the research and Extension capacities of the state universities and land-grant colleges. The objective of this expanded cooperation will be to provide access to Extension and Outreach Systems for delivering products and services of the DOE research and development programs and to develop partnerships in research that will increase the productivity of DOE and NASULGC-affiliated institution research programs. NASULGC is uniquely qualified to partner with the DOE because they represent each of the institutions involved in the national extension system. Five projects have been developed to initiate the expanded cooperation between DOE/EERE and BAA/NASULGC. In some cases, these are pilot projects designed to develop information that can support broadened cooperation. They are offered for action by the BAA to the EERE Board. Agreement on the initiation of these projects will result in their implementation during the 2004 calendar year. At midyear and at the end of 2004, those responsible for each of the projects will provide an accounting of activities and assessment of results for expanding energy education, research and technical assistance. The five suggested projects are; Expanding the Opportunities for Cooperation and Communication o Advisory Boards o Meetings o EERE new hires; Use of Extension and Outreach Systems for the Dissemination and Delivery of DOE/EERE Products and Services; Youth Education in Science and Technology; Engaging the Research Capacity of NASULGC Institutions; and Workshops at the DOE Labs for Scientists from the NASULGC-Affiliated Institutions.

  3. The impact of blood transfusion on perioperative outcomes following gastric cancer resection: an analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database

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    Elmi, Maryam; Mahar, Alyson; Kagedan, Daniel; Law, Calvin H.L.; Karanicolas, Paul J.; Lin, Yulia; Callum, Jeannie; Coburn, Natalie G.; Hallet, Julie

    2016-01-01

    Background Red blood cell transfusions (RBCT) carry risk of transfusion-related immunodulation that may impact postoperative recovery. This study examined the association between perioperative RBCT and short-term postoperative outcomes following gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Methods Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, we compared outcomes of patients (transfused v. nontransfused) undergoing elective gastrectomy for gastric cancer (2007–2012). Outcomes were 30-day major morbidity, mortality and length of stay. The association between perioperative RBCT and outcomes was estimated using modified Poisson, logistic, or negative binomial regression. Results Of the 3243 patients in the entire cohort, we included 2884 patients with nonmissing data, of whom 535 (18.6%) received RBCT. Overall 30-day major morbidity and mortality were 20% and 3.5%, respectively. After adjustment for baseline and clinical characteristics, RBCT was independently associated with increased 30-day mortality (relative risk [RR] 3.1, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.9–5.0), major morbidity (RR 1.4, 95% CI 1.2–1.8), length of stay (RR 1.2, 95% CI 1.1–1.2), infections (RR 1.4, 95% CI 1.1–1.6), cardiac complications (RR 1.8, 95% CI 1.0–3.2) and respiratory failure (RR 2.3, 95% CI 1.6–3.3). Conclusion Red blood cell transfusions are associated with worse postoperative short-term outcomes in patients with gastric cancer. Blood management strategies are needed to reduce the use of RBCT after gastrectomy for gastric cancer. PMID:27668330

  4. Application of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cholesterol Guideline to the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 1998 to 2012

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    Song, Young Shin; Oh, Tae Jung; Kim, Kyoung Min; Moon, Jae Hoon; Choi, Sung Hee; Jang, Hak Chul; Park, Kyong Soo

    2017-01-01

    Background The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline for the treatment of blood cholesterol recommends statin therapy for individuals at high risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The aim of this study was to investigate serial trends in the percentages of Korean adults considered eligible for statin therapy according to the new ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline. Methods Data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) I (1998, n=7,698), II (2001, n=5,654), III (2005, n=5,269), IV (2007 to 2009, n=15,727), and V (2010 to 2012, n=16,304), which used a stratified, multistage, probability sampling design, were used as representative of the entire Korean population. Results The percentage of adults eligible for statin therapy according to the ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline increased with time: 17.0%, 19.0%, 20.8%, 20.2%, and 22.0% in KNHANES I, II, III, IV, and V, respectively (P=0.022). The prevalence of ASCVD was 1.4% in KNHANES I and increased to 3.3% in KNHANES V. The percentage of diabetic patients aged 40 to 75 years with a low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels of 70 to 189 mg/dL increased from 4.8% in KNHANES I to 6.1% in KNHANES V. People with an estimated 10-year ASCVD risk ≥7.5% and aged 40 to 75 years accounted for the largest percentage among the four statin benefit groups: 9.1% in KNHANES I and 11.0% in KNHANES V. Conclusion Application of the 2013 ACC/AHA guideline has found that the percentage of Korean adults in the statin benefit groups has increased over the past 15 years. PMID:28029013

  5. Matching Procedures at the Time of Immediate Breast Reconstruction: An American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Study of 24,191 Patients.

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    Cooney, Carisa M; Sebai, Mohamad E; Ogbuagu, Onyebuchi; Devulapalli, Chris; Manahan, Michele A; Rosson, Gedge D

    2016-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess for compounded risk of postoperative morbidity with the addition of a simultaneous contralateral breast matching procedure at the time of mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. 2005 to 2012 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program databases were used to identify cases of mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction with and without simultaneous contralateral breast matching procedures. Matching procedures included mastopexy, reduction mammaplasty, and augmentation mammaplasty. Thirty-day postoperative morbidity was assessed using univariable and multivariable logistic regression. Of 59,766 mastectomy patients, 24,191 (40 percent) underwent immediate breast reconstruction: 903 (3.7 percent) underwent matching procedures and 23,288 (96.3 percent) did not. Univariable logistic regression demonstrated that the matching procedure group had statistically significantly higher overall morbidity (OR, 1.288; 95 percent CI, 1.022 to 1.623; p = 0.032). Although surgical and systemic morbidity did not differ significantly, the matching procedure group demonstrated higher risk for superficial surgical-site infection (OR, 1.57; 95 percent CI, 1.066 to 2.31; p = 0.022), reconstruction failure (OR, 1.69; 95 percent CI, 1.014 to 2.814; p = 0.044), and pulmonary embolism (OR, 2.54; 95 percent CI, 1.01 to 6.37; p = 0.048). Controlling for possible confounders, multivariable logistic regression rendered the relationship between matching procedure and complications insignificant (OR, 1.17; 95 percent CI, 0.92 to 1.48; p = 0.2). These data suggest that preoperative comorbidities and other patient-related factors may have a larger influence on postoperative morbidity than the addition of a contralateral matching procedure alone. Therapeutic, III.

  6. Increasing College Completion for Latino/as in Community Colleges: Leadership and Strategy

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    González, Kenneth P.

    2015-01-01

    This chapter discusses college completion for Latino/as who attend community colleges and the role of leadership in promoting completion. The chapter also provides a number of lessons for success drawn from the national initiative, Achieving the Dream.

  7. Risk factors for unplanned readmission within 30 days after pediatric neurosurgery: a nationwide analysis of 9799 procedures from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

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    Sherrod, Brandon A; Johnston, James M; Rocque, Brandon G

    2016-09-01

    OBJECTIVE Hospital readmission rate is increasingly used as a quality outcome measure after surgery. The purpose of this study was to establish, using a national database, the baseline readmission rates and risk factors for patient readmission after pediatric neurosurgical procedures. METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric database was queried for pediatric patients treated by a neurosurgeon between 2012 and 2013. Procedures were categorized by current procedural terminology (CPT) code. Patient demographics, comorbidities, preoperative laboratory values, operative variables, and postoperative complications were analyzed via univariate and multivariate techniques to find associations with unplanned readmissions within 30 days of the primary procedure. RESULTS A total of 9799 cases met the inclusion criteria, 1098 (11.2%) of which had an unplanned readmission within 30 days. Readmission occurred 14.0 ± 7.7 days postoperatively (mean ± standard deviation). The 4 procedures with the highest unplanned readmission rates were CSF shunt revision (17.3%; CPT codes 62225 and 62230), repair of myelomeningocele > 5 cm in diameter (15.4%), CSF shunt creation (14.1%), and craniectomy for infratentorial tumor excision (13.9%). The lowest unplanned readmission rates were for spine (6.5%), craniotomy for craniosynostosis (2.1%), and skin lesion (1.0%) procedures. On multivariate regression analysis, the odds of readmission were greatest in patients experiencing postoperative surgical site infection (SSI; deep, organ/space, superficial SSI, and wound disruption: OR > 12 and p 10 days (OR 1.411, p = 0.010), oxygen supplementation (OR 1.645, p = 0.010), nutritional support (OR 1.403, p = 0.009), seizure disorder (OR 1.250, p = 0.021), and longer operative time (per hour increase, OR 1.059, p = 0.029). CONCLUSIONS This study may aid in identifying patients at risk for unplanned readmission following pediatric neurosurgery

  8. Latino College Completion: New Mexico

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    Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012

    2012-01-01

    In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…

  9. College Affordability and Student Success

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    Shireman, Robert

    2009-01-01

    College--whether with a vocational or liberal-arts bent--gives students an opportunity to test areas of interest, to follow their passions, or perhaps to find passions that they didn't know they had. The question for the nation is how to provide college "opportunity" more broadly. That means a system that makes it possible for students--rich or…

  10. Critical Discourse Analysis: Hegemony of the Social Media Twitter About National Issues in Indonesia and its Implications to the Discourse Analysis Subject in Colleges

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    Elvi Susanti

    2016-06-01

    wacana media sosial  yang mempengaruhi pekerja media dalam membuat berita, dan untuk melihat bagaimana hal tersebut melibatkan penelitian dalam studi analisis wacana. Dengan menggunakan teori Fairclough, khususnya pada analisis teks yang berhubungan dengan penafsiran, hubungan, identitas, peneliti berupaya untuk menyelidiki bagaimana akar hegemoni muncul yang menjadi topik tren di twitter. Peneliti juga menawarkan sebuah fungsi baru untuk melengkapi pendekatan Fairlclough dalam analisis teks pada sosial media: transformasi - yang merupakan usaha untuk melihat perubahan peran pembuat berita dan pembaca awam sebagai 'reporter' dan berpartisipasi dalam membentuk opini. How to Cite : Susanti, E. (2015. Hegemony of The Social Media Twitter About National Issues in Indonesia and Its Implications to the Discourse Analysis Subject in Colleges. TARBIYA: Journal Of Education In Muslim Society, 2(2, 153-166. doi:10.15408/tjems.v2i2.3180. Permalink/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15408/tjems.v2i2.3180

  11. Foreign Languages at Tarrant County Junior College.

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    Harper, Jane

    Even during the 1970's when diminished national interest in foreign language study was reflected in declining enrollments at most colleges, Tarrant County Junior College (TCJC) was able to maintain a vigorous language program by emphasizing oral communication and developing a flexible curriculum. Since 1975, the college has offered its preparatory…

  12. Transportation Practices in Community College Athletics

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    LaVetter, David; Kim, Hyun Duck

    2010-01-01

    Over 45,000 U.S. community college athletes were transported to events during 2005-2006. Transporting college athletes has been an overlooked risk management issue facing administrators. Team travel accidents have caused death, injury, liability claims, property loss, and grief. National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) member…

  13. Chiropractic Colleges Seek Legitimacy amid Financial Woes

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    Fuller, Andrea

    2012-01-01

    Many of the nation's chiropractic colleges, like other small colleges that rely heavily on tuition, are struggling to stay in business. At the same time that they are working to improve their stature in higher education and broadening their missions to increase their appeal, a number of the colleges are seeing enrollments plummet--and revenues are…

  14. Are Interpersonal Violence Rates Higher Among Young Women in College Compared With Those Never Attending College?

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    Coker, Ann L; Follingstad, Diane R; Bush, Heather M; Fisher, Bonnie S

    2016-05-01

    Estimates of sexual violence and partner violence rates among young women are generated primarily from college samples. Few studies have data to compare rates among similar-aged women attending college with those who never attended college. This study aims to estimate rates of partner violence by type (sexual, physical, and psychological) and severity (mild, moderate, severe), sexual harassment, and knowing or suspecting that someone put a drug in a drink (drugged drink) among a national sample of 959 young women aged 18 to 24 in an intimate relationship in the past 12 months who were either currently in college (college;n= 272) or never attended college (non-college;n= 687). After adjusting for demographic differences between these two groups, no significant differences were found in rates of sexual partner violence (28.4% non-college, 23.5% college), physical partner violence (27.9% non-college, 26.3% college), psychological partner violence (Mscore: 6.10 non-college, 5.59 college), sexual harassment (15.5% non-college, 14.1% college), or drugged drink (8.5% non-college, 7.8% college). Finding high rates of interpersonal violence among young women who are and are not currently attending college indicates the need to target all young adults with violence prevention interventions in educational, workplace, and other community-based settings.

  15. College Health

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    College life involves excitement, along with new challenges, risks, and responsibilities. You are meeting new people, learning ... stay healthy and safe while you're in college: Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Get ...

  16. An Exploration in College English Teaching’ s Validity- From National Entrance Test of English for Graduates’ Perspective%考研英语视角下的大学英语教学有效性研究

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    董存英

    2015-01-01

    自2005年起,每年有一百多万考生参加全国硕士研究生入学统一考试,而大多数考生落榜的原因主要是英语未上线,即使过线的学生,也是花费了大量的时间取得了未尽如人意的结果,出现了本末倒置的考研现象。本文试图研究为何完成了大学英语阶段的学习而不能取得满意的考研英语成绩,考研英语是否与《大学英语课程教学要求》(2007版,最新版)一致,如果一致,那么问题出在哪?如果不一致,该如何将二者统一起来?以进一步提高大学英语教学的有效性,从而切实帮助大学生提升英语能力。%Since 2005 , more than one million test takers participate in the National Entrance Test of English for Gradu-ates. Most of losers lie in the English subject, which can not reach the score assigned by some universities or the Education Department of China. Even some candidates pass in English test, they spend much more time on revising it, comparing with the examination result. In order to meet the requirements in English subject, during the revision, most of prospective MAs ( Master of Arts Students) or MSs ( Master of Science Students) spend much more time on English than the professional courses. Therefore, this article tries to investigate why the college students can not obtain the successful score in the examination after they finish college English courses. Then the research question is whether the National Entrance Test of English for graduates is in accordance with College English Teaching Requirements ( Version 2007 ) or not? If yes, how to explain the unpleasant result in examination? If no, how to unify the National Entrance Test of English and college English teaching? To improve the validity of the test, the college students ’ actual English competence should be promoted.

  17. Distinct Classes of Negative Alcohol-Related Consequences in a National Sample of Incoming First-Year College Students: A Latent Class Analysis.

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    Rinker, Dipali Venkataraman; Diamond, Pamela M; Walters, Scott T; Wyatt, Todd M; DeJong, William

    2016-09-01

    : First-year college students are at particular risk for experiencing negative alcohol-related consequences that may set the stage for experiencing such consequences in later life. Latent class analysis is a person-centered approach that, based on observable indicator variables, divides a population into mutually exclusive and exhaustive groups ('classes'). To date, no studies have examined the latent class structure of negative alcohol-related consequences experienced by first-year college students just before entering college. The aims of this study were to (a) identify classes of first-year college students based on the patterns of negative alcohol-related consequences they experienced just before entering college, and (b) determine whether specific covariates were associated with class membership. Incoming freshmen from 148 colleges and universities (N = 54,435) completed a baseline questionnaire as part of an alcohol education program they completed just prior to their first year of college. Participants answered questions regarding demographics and other personal characteristics, their alcohol use in the past 2 weeks, and the negative alcohol-related consequences they had experienced during that time. Four distinct classes of students emerged: (a) No Problems, (b) Academic Problems, (c) Injured Self and (d) Severe Problems. Average number of drinks per drinking day, total number of drinking days, age of drinking initiation, intention to join a fraternity or sorority and family history of alcohol problems were associated with membership in all of the problem classes relative to the No Problems class. These results can inform future campus-based prevention efforts. © The Author 2016. Medical Council on Alcohol and Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

  18. What College Leaders Earn.

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    Lederan, Douglas; Magner, Denise

    1994-01-01

    A national survey of private colleges and universities revealed a wide range of salaries and benefits paid to chief executives and other highly paid individuals. Concerns about administrator and faculty salaries are discussed, including federal regulation of "excessive" pay, privacy issues, forms of compensation, and disparity among and within…

  19. College Drinking

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    ... Harmful and Underage College Drinking Drinking affects college students, their families, and college communities at large. Researchers estimate that ... heavy drinking and alcohol-related consequences because of student expectations and social pressures at the start of the academic year. How ...

  20. College Readiness

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    Chapa, Marisa; Galvan-De Leon, Vanessa; Solis, Judith; Mundy, Marie-Anne

    2014-01-01

    During the 79th Texas Legislature, the bill "Advancement of College Readiness in Curriculum" was passed (THECB). As a response to this, high schools and colleges have combined forming an early college high school. The result of this union was a program that condensed the time it took to complete both the high school diploma and up to two…

  1. 新时期我国高校民族团结教育研究述评%Review of Research on National Unity Education in Colleges and Universities in the New Era

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    杨敏; 龙国仁

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, national unity theory of education is an academic research hot spots, especially university education is focused in the study of national unity. At present, the national unity education re- search mainly focused on the importance of national unity education, the challenging for national unity, the education content of national unity, and the means of strengthening ethnic unity education in colleges and universities. This paper probed into the theoretical thinking on the basis of a comprehensive analysis of ex- isting research results.%新时期,高校民族团结教育研究主要集中在高校开展民族团结教育的重要性、高校民族团结教育面临的挑战、高校民族团结教育的内容和加强高校民族团结教育的途径这四个方面。文章在对已有研究成果进行综合分析基础上提出了相关的理论思考。

  2. Expanded carrier screening in reproductive medicine-points to consider: a joint statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Society of Genetic Counselors, Perinatal Quality Foundation, and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

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    Edwards, Janice G; Feldman, Gerald; Goldberg, James; Gregg, Anthony R; Norton, Mary E; Rose, Nancy C; Schneider, Adele; Stoll, Katie; Wapner, Ronald; Watson, Michael S

    2015-03-01

    The Perinatal Quality Foundation and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, in association with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the National Society of Genetic Counselors, have collaborated to provide education for clinicians and laboratories regarding the use of expanded genetic carrier screening in reproductive medicine. This statement does not replace current screening guidelines, which are published by individual organizations to direct the practice of their constituents. As organizations develop practice guidelines for expanded carrier screening, further direction is likely. The current statement demonstrates an approach for health care providers and laboratories who wish to or who are currently offering expanded carrier screening to their patients.

  3. New cholesterol guidelines for the management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk: a comparison of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol guidelines with the 2014 National Lipid Association recommendations for patient-centered management of dyslipidemia.

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    Adhyaru, Bhavin B; Jacobson, Terry A

    2015-05-01

    This review discusses the 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults and compares it with the 2014 National Lipid Association (NLA) Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia. The review discusses some of the distinctions between the guidelines, including how to determine a patient's atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk, the role of lipoprotein treatment targets, the importance of moderate- and high-intensity statin therapy, and the use of nonstatin therapy in light of the IMProved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial (IMPROVE-IT) trial.

  4. 高校音乐教学中美声唱法与民族唱法的关系%The Relationship between Bel Canto Singing and National Singing in College Music Teaching

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    管成锋; 栾珍珍

    2014-01-01

    民族唱法和美声唱法作为我国声乐界的两大主要唱法,是高校音乐教学的重要组成部分。伴随着我国音乐教学的改革,对如何科学辩证的认识民族唱法与美声唱法的联系与区别,将是我们研究高校声乐教学改革可持续发展的中心环节。因此,本文就声乐界一直研究和探讨的关于美声与民族唱法的关系为切入点,从美声唱法与民族唱法的审美特点、歌唱表演、题材曲目几个方面进行对比,以探究美声唱法与民族唱法在高校声乐教学改革中的对立统一的关系。%National singing and bel canto as two main singing methods in vocal circles in China, are important part of college music teach-ing. Along with the reform of music teaching in our country, how to scientifically understand the links and differences between national singing and bel canto, will be the center of our research on the sustainable development of vocal music teaching reform in university. Therefore, based on the relationship between bel canto and national singing in vocal music circles have been studied and discussed for years, this paper has some comparison with the aesthetic characters of national singing and bel canto , singing performance and subjects , in order to analyzes the relation of unity and opposites in national singing and bel canto in college vocal teaching reform.

  5. Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors of California Community College Students

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    Trieu, Sang Leng; Bratton, Sally; Marshak, Helen Hopp

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To explore the sexual and reproductive health behaviors of students from 13 community college campuses in California. Participants: Heterosexual college students, ages 18 to 24, who have had sexual intercourse (N = 4,487). Methods: The American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) survey was…

  6. Improving Retention Rates: One College's Stride toward Improvement

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    Bosco, Michael A.

    2012-01-01

    In order to support a new knowledge-based economy, President Obama has determined that more of the nation's population will need a college degree. While much of the research on two-year colleges has focused on public community colleges, there are a number of private, independent two-year colleges whose graduates will also contribute to a…

  7. Community College Contributions. Policy Brief 2013-01PB

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    Mullin, Christopher M.; Phillippe, Kent

    2013-01-01

    America's community colleges are the brokers of opportunity for a stronger middle class and more prosperous nation. The value of community colleges has repeatedly been detailed in broad brushstrokes. While these broad-brush pictures of the community college contribution are important, the community college is an intricate institution offering…

  8. Senior Military Colleges Meet At Virginia Tech

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    Lovegrove, Richard L.

    2003-01-01

    Representatives from the nation's six senior military colleges will hear from the Department of Defense and national Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) commanders during the annual Senior Military Colleges Conference at Virginia Tech on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18 at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.

  9. 建设高等教育强国视角下的大学生人格培养观%Establish the College Students' View of Personality Cultivation under the Perspective of a Powerful Nation of Higher Education

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    曲相艳; 陶圣叶

    2011-01-01

    A strategic readjustment that Ministry of Education made to higher education is that higher education makes a country powerful.The personal characteristic of college students after 90s is independent and it is not a mutualistic symbiosis.But the information ear and competition time appeal that the college students should be qualified with the personality of independence and mutualistic symbiosis.under the perspective of a powerful nation of higher education,the goal of the cultivation of college students personality is independence and mutualistic symbiosis.%高等教育强国是教育部对高等教育作出的战略调整;"90后"大学生的人格特点是不能独立和不会共生;信息时代与竞争时代呼吁大学生应该具备独立与共生的人格;建设高等教育强国视角下的大学生的人格培养目标是独立与共生。

  10. Under the Multicultural Background of Xinjiang National Unity Education in Higher Vocational College-In Changji Vocational and Technical College as An Example%多元文化背景下的新疆高职高专院校民族团结教育研究--以昌吉职业技术学院为例

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    贺艳荣

    2016-01-01

    本文立足于新疆高职高专民族团结教育的重要意义,深入探究在多元文化背景下昌吉职业技术学院民族团结教育的现状,从课堂内外,显性与隐性不同层次分析其存在的主要问题,在此基础上探索全方位、合校情、重实效的多元文化背景下的新疆高职高专民族团结教育顺利实施,并提出合理的意见。%Based on the importance of higher vocational college in xinjiang national unity education,further exploration in the multicultural background institute of technology of profession of changji national unity education present situation,from the inside and outside the classroom,dominant and recessive analyzes the main problems of different levels,on the basis of exploring the omni- directional,school,pragmatic multicultural background smooth implementation of the higher vocational college of xinjiang national unity education,and put forward reasonable advice.

  11. The Necessity and the Focus of Strengthening the Education in the College Students' Sense of Anxiety about National Defense%加强大学生国防忧患意识教育的必要性和着力点

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    王英

    2012-01-01

    大学生国防忧患意识水平关乎国防建设和国家安全,和平时期更要加强大学生国防忧患意识和国家安全意识教育,增强其国防责任感。为此,我们可从以下三方面着手:首先,要教育大学生牢固树立"国家利益高于一切"的观念;其次,引导大学生继承和弘扬中华民族忧患传统,培养和强化大学生的忧患意识;最后,加强国防形势教育,增强大学生国防忧患意识和责任感。%The level of college students' sense of anxiety about national defense is related to the national defense construction and the national security.The education in college students' sense of anxiety about national defense and the awareness of the national security should be strengthened to enhance their responsibilities of national defense in peacetime.Therefore,we can focus on the following three points.Firstly,we should make the college students establish the concept of "national interest above all else" firmly.Secondly,we should guide the college students to inherit and carry forward the tradition of anxiety sense so as to develop and strengthen their sense of anxiety about national defense.Finally,we should strengthen the education in the sense of anxiety about the situation of national defense and enhance the college students' sense of anxiety and responsibility of national defense.

  12. The Investigation of Yi Nationality Students’Intergeneration--Taking Xichang College as an Example%彝族大学生代际关系现状调查--以西昌学院为例

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    陈晓冬

    2015-01-01

    以西昌学院为例,通过问卷调查,对彝族大学生的代际关系进行探讨,认为彝族大学生的代际关系呈现出三个主要特点:第一,对父母形象的认知整体上是正面;第二,与父母联系方式趋于现代化;第三,重大决定自己做主。%The author has invested 400 Yi nationality students in Xichang College about their intergeneration. The investigation showed three characteristics about Yi nationality students’intergeneration. First, almost all parents' impression was positive in Yi nationality students’mind. Second, the way which Yi nationality students attached their parents was modern. Third, Yi nationality students themselves decided the important things which related their futures.

  13. 76 FR 28075 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

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    2011-05-13

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit... Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI. The human remains and associated funerary objects... Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, professional staff in consultation with representatives of...

  14. Investigating Sophomore Student Success: The National Survey of Sophomore-Year Initiatives and the Sophomore Experiences Survey, 2014. Research Reports on College Transitions No. 6

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    Young, Dallin George; Schreiner, Laurie A.; McIntosh, Eric J.

    2015-01-01

    Less is known about the second college year compared to other transition points, and fewer high-impact initiatives and curricular programs tend to be offered to sophomores. To increase our knowledge of this important, but sometimes neglected, year on the collegiate journey, "Investigating Sophomore Student Success" presents findings from…

  15. Computer Related Mathematics and Science Curriculum Materials - A National Science Foundation Cooperative College-School Science Program in Computing Science Education.

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    Feng, Chuan C.

    Reported is the Cooperative College-School Science Program in Computing Science Education which was conducted by the University of Colorado Department of Civil Engineering in the summer of 1967. The program consisted of two five-week terms. The course work was composed of two formal lecture courses in Computer Related Mathematics and Computer…

  16. Investigating Sophomore Student Success: The National Survey of Sophomore-Year Initiatives and the Sophomore Experiences Survey, 2014. Research Reports on College Transitions No. 6

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    Young, Dallin George; Schreiner, Laurie A.; McIntosh, Eric J.

    2015-01-01

    Less is known about the second college year compared to other transition points, and fewer high-impact initiatives and curricular programs tend to be offered to sophomores. To increase our knowledge of this important, but sometimes neglected, year on the collegiate journey, "Investigating Sophomore Student Success" presents findings from…

  17. Rapid Response to a College Outbreak of Meningococcal Serogroup B Disease: Nation's First Widespread Use of Bivalent rLP2086 Vaccine

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    Fiorito, Theresa M.; Bornschein, Suzanne; Mihalakos, Alysia; Kelleher, Catherine M.; Alexander-Scott, Nicole; Kanadanian, Koren V.; Raymond, Patricia; Sicard, Kenneth; Dennehy, Penelope H.

    2017-01-01

    Objective: To outline the reasoning behind use of bivalent rLP2086 in a Rhode Island college meningococcal B disease outbreak, highlighting the timeline from outbreak declaration to vaccination clinic, emphasizing that these two time points are vaccination.…

  18. Using National Newspapers in the College Classroom: Resources To Improve Teaching and Learning. The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition. Monograph Series, No. 28.

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    Knowlton, Steven R., Ed.; Barefoot, Betsy O., Ed.

    Thirty-eight brief articles first make the case for using newspapers in the college classroom and then offer examples of how newspapers should be used in the following subject areas: business (advertising, business writing, management); English (composition, research writing, women's studies); first-year seminar (honors seminar, reading, study…

  19. Towards the Education Nation: Revisiting the Impact of Financial Aid, College Experience, and Institutional Context on Baccalaureate Degree Attainment Using a Propensity Score Matching, Multilevel Modeling Approach

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    Franke, Ray

    2012-01-01

    To compete in the global marketplace, the U.S. economy heavily relies on higher education institutions to educate the college graduates and knowledge workers needed to create the innovative products and services of tomorrow. And yet, where once America led the world in educational attainment, recent data from the Organization for Economic…

  20. Healing the Earth: Through Programs in Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, the Tribal Colleges Are Working Together to Solve the Nation's Most Pressing Environmental Needs.

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    Cordero, Carlos

    1992-01-01

    Describes "Promoting Environmental Restoration/Management for American Indians" (PERMA), a joint effort of all Indian controlled colleges to create certificate programs in environmental and waste management. PERMA includes a summer bridge program to build science/math skills; a core academic transfer curriculum; a vocationally oriented two-year…

  1. Light and Shadows on College Athletes: College Transcripts and Labor Market History.

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    Adelman, Clifford

    Data from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 were used to evaluate the contention that big-time college sports exploit athletes, denying them an education that will help them succeed after college. The sample (N=8,101) consisted of six comparison groups of students who attended four year colleges: varsity football and…

  2. 新时期加强普通高校大学生国防教育的意义%Significance of Strengthening National Defense Education Among College Students

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    刘云峰

    2012-01-01

    论述了军事理论课在普通高等学校的地位与作用,主要阐述了新时期军事理论课教学对当代大学生人格修养、道德素质的提高具有的重要作用。军事理论课在普通高校的普及,体现了我国国防教育对提高当代大学生的综合素质,通过开展军事理论课教学使学生掌握基础的军事知识和军事技能,提高部队后备兵员的知识结构,为未来打赢高科技局部战争输送高素质兵员打下良好的基础。%This paper discusses the status and role of military theory courses in colleges. The military theory teaching has a far-reaching and long-term significance for college students' personality cultivation and the improvement of their moral qualities. The popularity of military theory teaching in colleges reflects the overall quality of China' s national defense education among college students. Through military theory teaching, they can master the basic military knowledge and survival skills. Combined with the professional knowledge, the Force Reserve troop' s knowledge structure can be improved. A good foundation for winning the future high-tech local wars can be laid down by conve- ying high-quality back-up troops.

  3. Nationalism and Identity in a European Context. A Curriculum Unit for History and Social Studies Recommended for Grades 9-Community College.

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    Steinbeck, Reinhold

    This unit is designed to help students better understand the concept of nationalism and the powerful influence it has on group sentiments today. Nationalism can be a positive or negative force, providing avenues for either inclusion or exclusion of peoples. The unit focuses on the basic concepts of nationalism and identity by drawing upon historic…

  4. 在校大学生劳动法主体资格研究%The Research on The Subject Qualification of National Labor Law Judging by Chinese College Students

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    潘正雨

    2012-01-01

      尽管当前中国在校大学生是否属于劳动法资格主体存在不同地区不同判决的现状,经过雇佣理论和司法实践分析,在校大学生应当具备劳动法主体资格是不可阻挡的趋势;中国政府应该借鉴西方的雇佣理论和体制。%  Nowadays,although there are different judgments in different regions about the subject qualification of national labor law judging by Chinese college students,through analyzing employment theories and judicial practice,it become an unstoppable trend that the Chinese college students should is the Subject Qualification of National Labor Law;the China government should draw lessons from this western countries′labor or employment theory and system.

  5. 高校国家助学金政策实施过程中存在的问题及对策%Problems in Implementation Process of National Grant Policy in Colleges and Universities and Countermeasures

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    李海民

    2014-01-01

    China has increased the grants for the poor students in colleges and universities in re-cent years .The scope of releasing national grant is broadened and the amount is increased .However , there are a series of problems in the practical operation of the relative policies w hen they solve the problems of the poor students in studying .In order to play the function of national grant policies bet-ter ,qualification ,distribution management ,psychological support and so on should be improved and the support system for the poor students in colleges and universities should be perfected .%近年来我国加大了对高校贫困生资助的力度,国家助学金发放范围扩大,数额增加。但相关政策在缓解贫困生求学困境的同时,在实际运行中也存在一系列问题。为更好地发挥国家助学金政策的作用,应当在资格认定、分配管理和心理扶持等方面加以改进,以完善高校贫困生资助体系。

  6. 论高校体育与实施《全民健身计划纲要》的关系%The Relationship of College PE and Implementation of“National Fitness Program Outline”

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    马云霞

    2014-01-01

    Taking cultivating the 21st century high-tech, high-quality talent as the goal of implemen-ting the “National Fitness Program Outline”, the “National Fitness Program” should be implemented in Chinese college from the following ways , such as promoting sports teaching reform , promoting a healthy , lifelong sport trends and human development model and so on .College students should actively partici-pate in physical exercise , to develop lifelong exercise habits .%以培养21世纪高素质人才为目标,我国普通高校实施《全民健身计划纲要》主要应从推进体育教学改革,健康的社会效应,终身体育的发展趋势,以及人才发展模式等方面进行,高校的学生积极参加体育锻炼,养成终生锻炼的习惯,全民健身计划才有可持续的发展。

  7. Wu Yifang and Ginling College

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    1995-01-01

    ON the 26th of June in 1945, Wu Yifang, the only female member of a nine-person Chinese delegation, signed the United Nations Charter on behalf of the Chinese nation. During her stay in America, Wu Yifang, President of Ginling College in Nanjing made a wonderful speech in fluent English describing the period when Japanese imperialists invaded China,

  8. Pondering on the Deepening of National Unity Education in College Ideological and Political Theory Teaching:A Case Study on Colleges and Universities of Fujian%高校思想政治理论课教学中深化民族团结教育的思考--以福建高校为例

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    洪认清

    2015-01-01

    构建民族团结教育常态化机制,是高校思想政治理论课教学面临的新课题。就福建省而言,针对本省民族分布特点和招收少数民族本科预科生的实际,在高校思政课教学中深化民族团结教育具有特殊重要意义。应找准民族团结教育与思政课教学的契合点,可考虑从我国民族团结的深厚历史渊源、宽广现实基础和重大民族理论问题等角度切入,丰富民族团结教育的内容。通过课堂讲授、网络教学、思政课实践教学、主题文艺活动等多种形式和途径,增强民族团结教育的有效性。%To build a normalized mechanism for national unity e-ducation is a new subject faced by ideological and political theory teaching in colleges and universities. In accordance with the characteristics of nationality distribution and the practical situa-tion in recruiting minority undergraduate preparatory students in Fujian Province, it is of special and great significance to deepen national unity education in college ideological and political theory teaching. We should pinpoint the meeting point between national unity education and ideological and political theory teaching, and starting from the profound historical origin of national unity in China, broad realistic basis and major national theories, enrich the content for national unity education. Through various forms and means, such as classroom instruction, online teaching, ideo-logical and political practice teaching, themed cultural activities and so on, we can enhance the effectiveness of national unity ed-ucation.

  9. Redesigning College Algebra for Student Retention: Results of a Quasi-Experimental Research Study

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    Thompson, Carla J.; McCann, Patricia

    2010-01-01

    One prohibitory component to graduation rates in college is the lack of student success in college algebra. The current national passing rate of college students enrolled in college algebra is approximately 40 percent. Lack of success in college algebra creating higher enrollments in remediation courses for students has also been linked to…

  10. The Red Resources:a Vehicle for Cultivating the Consciousness of National Defence for Universities and Colleges Students%红色资源:培养大学生国防意识的载体选择

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    胡勇胜; 贺幸平

    2014-01-01

    Red resources is a quality education resources of socialization, an effective vehicle for cultivating the consciousness of national defence for universities and colleges students.To develop the consciousness of national defence for universities and colleges students of relying on red resources, should adhere to three principles,which are permeability and experience, combined with the system and the development, protection and utility of combining. It also implements the red culture of national defense into campus, creates a good atmosphere of the red cultural of defense, plays experience perception of red tourism effect, and constructs the security mechanism of the red culture of defense education.%红色资源是社会化的优质教育资源,是培养大学生国防意识的有效载体。依托红色资源培养大学生国防意识,应坚持“三结合”原则,即渗透性与体验式相结合、系统性与发展性相结合、保护性与效用性相结合。还要实施红色国防文化进校园工程,营造良好的红色国防文化氛围,发挥红色旅游的体验感知效力,构建红色国防文化教育保障机制。

  11. On the Establishment of Correct View of Nation for Contemporary College Students--- Based on the Investigation and Reflection at Three Universities in Guizhou%当代大学生树立正确民族观刍议--基于贵州三所高校的调查与思考

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    韦芝珊

    2016-01-01

    College students are the future of the motherland and the hope of the nation. Under the new conditions of the times ,they can establish a correct view of nation ,w hich has the profound influence and great significance for the construction of harmonious society and the realization of great rejuvenation for Chinese dream .The investigation shows that the mainstream of contemporary college students is objec‐tive ,rational ,correct and healthy for the view of nation .However ,there are some errors and deviation w hich have these features including non -mainstream ,non-rationality and subjectivity .T he thesis is to analyze the national outlook among some college students in Guizhou .What’ s more ,the author has dis‐cussed positively on the current significance and method for college students to establish a correct view of nation.%当代大学生主流民族观是客观理性、正确健康的,但也存在一些非主流、非理性、主观性的谬误与偏差。文章基于贵州部分大学生民族观现况的调查分析,并就大学生树立正确民族观的时代意义及途径进行了探讨。

  12. Predictive value of grade point average (GPA), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), internal examinations (Block) and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) scores on Medical Council of Canada qualifying examination part I (MCCQE-1) scores.

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    Roy, Banibrata; Ripstein, Ira; Perry, Kyle; Cohen, Barry

    2016-01-01

    To determine whether the pre-medical Grade Point Average (GPA), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Internal examinations (Block) and National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) scores are correlated with and predict the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I (MCCQE-1) scores. Data from 392 admitted students in the graduating classes of 2010-2013 at University of Manitoba (UofM), College of Medicine was considered. Pearson's correlation to assess the strength of the relationship, multiple linear regression to estimate MCCQE-1 score and stepwise linear regression to investigate the amount of variance were employed. Complete data from 367 (94%) students were studied. The MCCQE-1 had a moderate-to-large positive correlation with NBME scores and Block scores but a low correlation with GPA and MCAT scores. The multiple linear regression model gives a good estimate of the MCCQE-1 (R2 =0.604). Stepwise regression analysis demonstrated that 59.2% of the variation in the MCCQE-1 was accounted for by the NBME, but only 1.9% by the Block exams, and negligible variation came from the GPA and the MCAT. Amongst all the examinations used at UofM, the NBME is most closely correlated with MCCQE-1.

  13. 全国百余家医院评价昆明医学院毕业研究生%Overall Quality Evaluation from National 108 Employers on Graduates Training in Kunming Medical College

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    白春娇; 刘建兴; 柯荣义; 金克炜

    2011-01-01

    通过向全国百余家用人单位问卷调查,进行横断了解用人单位对我校毕业研究生综合素质评价,了解当前研究生综合素质培养过程存在的问题.通过对问卷的分析,我校研究生综合素质均达到中等水平及以上水平.实践是检验真理的标准,医学是一门实践性很强的科学,继续加强研究生思想政治教育工作引导和加强研究生整体素培养具有一定的理论价值.%To understand the overall quality of the current problems on graduates' training in Kunming Medical College, the cross-sectional questionnaires were posted to the national 108 employers, including companies or hospitals our graduates worked in China. Through the analysis of the questionnaire, the overall quality of graduate students in our college reached to the intermediate level at least. Practice is the only criterion for testing truth, medicine is a practical science, therefore, continuing to strengthen the ideological and political education and enhance the overall quality of graduate students is worth of theoretical value.

  14. 高考中的四点共圆问题%The Problem of the "Four Nodes on Same Circle" in National College Entrance Examination

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    彭光明

    2011-01-01

    " Round total of four points "is a junior high school mathematics, as a knowledge point of entrance test, and fully reflects the convergence of high and junior high school knowledge of the position in the entrance circle. College entrance examination this year, the grounds (12), reason (21) questions focused on examining the "four points of circle" of knowledge, the author of the College Entrance Examination by a further expression of the resolution "a given problem" , "a question to permit"thinking in the application of mathematics.%“四点共圆”是初中数学知识,高考作为一个知识点考查,充分体现高、初中知识的衔接以及圆在高考中的地位。今年高考的理(12)、理(21)题重点考查了“四点共圆”的知识,笔者通过对高考试题的剖析进一步表达“一题多解”、“一题多证”的思想在数学中的应用。

  15. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Metabolic Syndrome-Position Paper of the Indian National Association for the Study of the Liver, Endocrine Society of India, Indian College of Cardiology and Indian Society of Gastroenterology.

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    Duseja, Ajay; Singh, Shivaram P; Saraswat, Vivek A; Acharya, Subrat K; Chawla, Yogesh K; Chowdhury, Subhankar; Dhiman, Radha K; Jayakumar, Rohinivilasam V; Madan, Kaushal; Misra, Sri P; Mishra, Hrudananda; Modi, Sunil K; Muruganathan, Arumugam; Saboo, Banshi; Sahay, Rakesh; Upadhyay, Rajesh

    2015-03-01

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely associated with metabolic syndrome. Prevalence of metabolic risk factors including diabetes mellitus, obesity, etc. is rapidly increasing in India putting this population at risk for NAFLD. Patients with NAFLD are at increased risk for liver-related morbidity and mortality and also cardiovascular disease risk and increased incidence of diabetes mellitus on long-term follow-up. Management of patients with NAFLD may require a multi-disciplinary approach involving not only the hepatologists but also the internists, cardiologists, and endocrinologists. This position paper which is a combined effort of the Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (INASL), Endocrine Society of India (ESI), Indian College of Cardiology (ICC) and the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) defines the spectrum of NAFLD and the association of NAFLD with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome besides suggesting preferred approaches for the diagnosis and management of patients with NAFLD in the Indian context.

  16. They were the first: A.P. Zhmaylo – graduate of Kryvyi Rih evening working college 1926 (The 90th anniversary of the first issue Kryvyi Rih National University is dedicated

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    Full Text Available This article studied the life and career of the first graduate of National University of Kryvyi Rih, the student of Kryvyi Rih evening working College 1922-1926, оne of the organizers of the mining industry of Kryvyi Rih, a member of the postwar recovery Кryvbas, the first in the history of the Kryvyi Rih Mining Institute of the Hero of Socialist Labor. Biography of Andriy Pavlovich Zhmaylo (1903-1961 - is a vivid reflection of the Soviet era in the history of Ukraine, the repository of key developments and events of the first half of the twentieth century, namely: the formation of workers’ faculties to train uneducated proletariat and the peasantry, one of which (Kryvyi Rih evening working college A.P. Zhmaylo was qualified mining equipment; indigenization campaign - Ukrainianization 1920s - early 1930, that provided an opportunity for career growth of representatives of the Ukrainian nation and reflected in the curricula of contemporary higher education in Ukraine; forced industrialization of the interwar period, as a result of which the mining industry was established socialist Kryvbas; Great Patriotic War (1941-1945, during which were conducted unparalleled in world history evacuation productive forces into the country and demonstrated the mass heroism of labor; postwar reconstruction of the destroyed economy, where production was carried resettlement and human resource capacity from the East to the West and provided with reduced functioning of the economy. Andriy Zhmaylo escaped Stalinist repression, however, lived in a totalitarian discipline which severely punished for mistakes at work: in 1935 Zhmaylo was removed from his post, expelled from the party and got the verdict. However, this unfortunate episode, in fact, did not affect the bio graduate KEWC and not prevent him win the title of Hero of Socialist Labor in 1958 that, in principle, it is not typical for the Soviet practice of state awards.

  17. 国库集中支付制度下的高校科研经费管理探究%Research Fund Management of Colleges under the National Treasury Centralized Payment System

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    刘春丽

    2015-01-01

    Currently, colleges are implementing national treasury centralized payment system,which influences the financial management and brings new challenges to the scientific research fund management. Scientific research is an important economic activity of colleges. With a widely implementation of the system, the management of scientific research fund must keep up with the reform process of the sys-tem. Colleges should seek for new ways and ideas to research fund management. They should take full use of advanced and scientific man-agement ways and accounting methods, tighten budget enforcement, and strengthen scientific research fund management. In so doing, the management will help distribute educational resources reasonably, present the advantages of national treasury centralized payment system, and direct the development of research and the strengths of science and technology.%目前,高校全面实行国库集中支付制度,这种改革对高校的财务管理工作带来新的影响,也给高校的科研经费管理带来新的挑战。国库集中支付制度的广泛实施,科研工作作为高校的一项重要的经济活动,其经费管理必须紧跟新制度的改革步伐,与时俱进。高校应积极探索科研经费管理的新办法,新思路,充分利用先进、科学的管理方法和核算手段,严格项目预算执行,加强对科研经费的管理,使其向着更有利于教育资源的充分合理调配,更有利于体现国库集中支付制度实施优势,更好的体现科研成果和科技实力的方向发展。

  18. 浅析高校在国家助学贷款风险防范中的重要作用%On the Important Role of Colleges and Universities in the Risk Prevention of National Student Loan

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    周梅

    2013-01-01

    Since the implementation of the national student loan, it has helped tens of millions of students from economically dis-advantaged families to successfully complete their academic ca-reer, but the imperfect mechanism leads to the risk of bank loan recovery. This paper focuses on analyzing the role of colleges and universities in the risk prevention of national student loan, in or-der to effectively prevent the risk of national student loan, thus promoting the sustainable development of national student loan.%  国家助学贷款实施以来已帮助上千万家庭经济困难的学生顺利完成了学业,但国家助学贷款管理机制的不完善导致了银行贷款回收风险。本文从高校把好学生贷款“入口”和“出口”关的前提下,重点分析了高校在整个环节中应强化学生信用观念、规范学生诚信行为、提高学生还款能力、加强高校贷款管理、完善学生多元信息通道、充分发挥学生与银行的桥梁作用,以使国家助学贷款风险得到有效防范,从而推动国家助学贷款持续发展。

  19. Prediction of College Performance of Superior Students.

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    Roberts, Roy J.

    1965-01-01

    Using 857 male National Merit Finalists and Commended Students, scales to predict 1st year college grades and science, writing, art, music, speech, and leadership achievement were developed by analysis of 906 pre-college questionnaire items. Two item analysis strategies were used: responses of achieving subjects (S's) and general samples of…

  20. Community College Users' Report, Fall 1975.

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    Zimmer, A. L., Ed.

    This report was compiled from information supplied by instructors participating in the National Science Foundation's community college field test of PLATO IV--a computer-based system developed at the University of Illinois--during the fall semester of 1975. Represented here are the responses of instructors at five Illinois community colleges to…

  1. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

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    Perlstein, Linda

    2011-01-01

    The nation's community colleges share a common and vital purpose: preparing students--young and working adults--for jobs and continued academic study. Today, over 7 million community college students strive to attain a degree that will expand their opportunity, whether they aim to graduate directly into the workforce or continue on to seek a…

  2. Private-Loan Reliance Worries Colleges

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    Basken, Paul

    2008-01-01

    At many colleges across the nation, as administrators fret about the effects of a worsening economy, students arriving this fall will get more help securing jobs and more advice on paying for their educations. Some students will even find colleges willing to cut their tuition bills. This article reports that as banks tighten standards for private…

  3. Elderhostel: A National Program.

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    O'Donnell, Kathleen M.; Berkeley, William D.

    1980-01-01

    Elderhostel, modeled on the youth hostels of Europe, is a national nonprofit organization offering older adults a week-long learning experience at any one of a national network of participating colleges and universities. The history and reasons for its success are described, along with a profile of its participants and an optimistic projection of…

  4. The Dental Hygiene Aptitude Tests and the American College Testing Program Tests as Predictors of Scores on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

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    Longenbecker, Sueann; Wood, Peter H.

    1984-01-01

    Scores from the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) served as the criterion variable in a comparison of the predictive validity of the Dental Hygiene Aptitude Tests (DHAT) and the ACT Assessment tests. The DHAT-Science and Verbal tests combined to produce the highest multiple correlation with NBDHE scores. (Author/DWH)

  5. Integrating Student Services with Instruction: Chaffey College's Long Journey to Success. Working Paper. Basic Skills Instruction in California Community Colleges, Number 5

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    Gabriner, Robert; Grubb, W. Norton

    2012-01-01

    Chaffey College, a three campus college with approximately 20,000 students located California's Inland Empire, has become the destination of many community college practitioners from around the country. The reason why? Over the past ten years, the college has become nationally-known as an institution with a "risk tolerant change-oriented…

  6. A Comparison of 30-Day Perioperative Outcomes in Open Versus Minimally Invasive Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Analysis of 896 Patients from the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database.

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    Hanske, Julian; Sanchez, Alejandro; Schmid, Marianne; Meyer, Christian P; Abdollah, Firas; Feldman, Adam S; Kibel, Adam S; Sammon, Jesse D; Menon, Mani; Eswara, Jairam R; Noldus, Joachim; Trinh, Quoc-Dien

    2015-09-01

    Minimally invasive surgery for nephroureterectomy (MINU) in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) is increasingly used among urologists with reported equivalent oncologic outcomes compared with open nephroureterectomy (ONU). Population-level data comparing perioperative outcomes between these approaches remain limited, however. We sought to compare perioperative outcomes between MINU and ONU in a prospectively collected national cohort of patients. Between 2006 and 2012, patients who underwent nephroureterectomy for UTUC within the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database were categorized into MINU or ONU. Our primary outcome of interest was 30-day perioperative complications. Secondary outcomes included use of lymph node dissection (LND), transfusion, reintervention and readmission rate, operative time, length of stay (LOS), and perioperative mortality. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were used to examine the association between outcomes and surgical approach. A total of 599 (66.9%) and 297 (33.1%) patients underwent MINU and ONU, respectively. Overall, 12.7% of patients experienced a complication within 30 days postoperatively, and the rate did not differ among surgical approaches. Patients in the MINU group, however, had a decreased LOS (PONU. MINU, however, was associated with a decreased risk of blood transfusions, thromboembolic events, reintervention, and overall LOS compared with ONU. MINU should be considered as a primary approach in select groups of patients with UTUC.

  7. Overweight and Obesity in Lesbian and Bisexual College Women

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    Struble, Corrie Barnett; Lindley, Lisa L.; Montgomery, Kara; Hardin, James; Burcin, Michelle

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To estimate and compare the prevalence of overweight and obesity among self-identified lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual college age women. Methods: A secondary analysis of the Spring 2006 National College Health Assessment was conducted with 31,500 female college students (aged 18 to 25 years) to compare body mass index (calculated…

  8. The Relationship between College Class and Cigarette Smoking

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    Leppel, Karen

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relation between college class and cigarette-smoking behavior in the USA. Design/methodology/approach: National College Health Risk Behavior Survey (NCHRBS) data were employed. Five binary and two cumulative logit equations are estimated to explore the impact of college class on: having ever…

  9. Mental Health and Substance Use of Sexual Minority College Athletes

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    Kroshus, Emily; Davoren, Ann Kearns

    2016-01-01

    Objective: Assess the mental health and substance use of sexual minority collegiate student-athletes in the United States, as compared with heterosexual college students and heterosexual student-athletes. Participants: Undergraduate students (N = 196,872) who completed the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment…

  10. What Is Community College Excellence? Lessons from the Aspen Prize

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    Wyner, Joshua

    2012-01-01

    Over the past year, in a process to select the winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute has convened national experts to define and determine how to measure "excellence," to identify community colleges with high levels of student success, and to help more community colleges understand what can be done to…

  11. College Students and Alcohol Abuse: New Resources Can Help

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    ... rape. New NIH research is helping colleges and college students reduce these grim statistics. To Find Out More MedlinePlus: (Type "alcohol abuse" in the Search box) medlineplus.gov National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and ... deaths among U.S. college students, as well as heavy drinking and drunk ...

  12. Shaping Students' Civic Commitments: The Influence of College Cocurricular Involvement

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    Trolian, Teniell L.; Barnhardt, Cassie L.

    2017-01-01

    Drawing on social capital theory, this study examines the extent to which several college cocurricular involvement experiences during college contribute to students' civic commitments toward social and political involvement at the end of college. Results are based on longitudinal data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education and…

  13. Community Colleges and Higher Education: A Joint Venture.

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    Chambers, Sharon M.; Weeks, Sandy R.; Chaloupka, Larry J.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the teacher preparation program at Colin County Community College District (CCCCD), Texas, the first community college program in the nation authorized to prepare teachers. Also reports that Texas A&M University-Commerce has joined with CCCCD to provide a bridge between the community college program and graduate degrees at the…

  14. Interpreting the Influence of Community College Attendance upon Baccalaureate Attainment

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    Townsend, Barbara K.

    2007-01-01

    National quantitative studies examining the impact of community college attendance upon educational attainment conclude that initial attendance at a community college (as opposed to a 4-year institution) reduces the likelihood of attaining a bachelor's degree. Yet these studies, which suggest that initial attendance at a community college is not a…

  15. Association of Canadian Community Colleges Annual Report, 2009-2010

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    2010-01-01

    Established in 1972, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) is the national and international voice of Canada's colleges, institutes, cegeps, university colleges, and polytechnics. This report outlines highlights of the Association's activities over the 2009-2010 year. The auditors' report is also included. [For "Association of…

  16. Community College Enrollment, College Major, and the Gender Wage Gap.

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    Gill, Andrew M.; Leigh, Duane E.

    2000-01-01

    Independent cross-sections developed using National Longitudinal Survey data reveal a decrease in the gender wage gap from 1989-1994 due to fewer differences in tenure and full-time employment. Disaggregating education by two- and four-year providers and college major accounts for 8.5-11% of the narrower wage gap for the period. (SK)

  17. Gender Differences in the Associations among Body Mass Index, Weight Loss, Exercise, and Drinking among College Students

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    Barry, Adam E.; Whiteman, Shawn; Piazza-Gardner, Anna K.; Jensen, Alexander C.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To explore gender differences regarding weight management behaviors of college drinkers. Participants: Nationally representative sample of college students from the fall 2008 American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment II ("N" = 26,062 students). Methods: Structural equation modeling was used…

  18. Study on Infl uence of National Skill Competitions to Construction of Double-qualifi ed Teaching Staff in Higher Vocational Colleges%职业技能大赛对高职院校双师型师资队伍建设影响研究

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    俞迪佳; 翟建

    2016-01-01

    高职院校提出的培养高技能人才需要有一支高素质的“双师型”师资队伍。职业技能大赛是高职院校“双师型”师资队伍建设的重要途径。职业技能大赛深化了职业教育教学改革,推动产教融合、校企合作,倒逼高职院校专业建设与教学改革,倒逼高职院校教师提升自身实践技能,对高职院校“双师型”师资队伍建设具有积极推动作用。%Higher vocational colleges proposed training highly skilled talents need to have high-quality and double-qualifi ed teachers. Na-tional skill competitions are an important way of constructing dou-ble-qualifi ed teaching stuff in higher vocational colleges. National Skill Competition can deepen vocational education teaching reform, promoting the integration of production and education and also promoting the cooperation of the school and enterprise. National skill competition can forced specialty construction and teaching re-form of higher vocational colleges and also it can forced higher voca-tional college teachers to enhance their practical skills. Higher Voca-tional College double-qualifi ed teachers construction has a positive role in promoting. It has a positive role in promoting the construction of double-qualifi ed teaching staff in higher vocational colleges.

  19. THE ADJUSTMENT OF DEGREES AWARDED BY THE EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE OF THE SPANISH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION (UNED TO THE EUROPEAN SPACE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is not to turn over the creation and development of the European Space for Higher Education, nor to analyse the suitability of the conclusions and guidelines adopted at international seminars by those countries that signed the Bologna Declaration, but to provide information on how the Spanish National University for Distance Education (UNED has tried to give shape to these guidelines in its Degrees of Pedagogy and Social Education to be introduced shortly.

  20. 高校素质拓展课程效果可持续性研究%The Research on the Sustainable Effect of Outward-bound for National Universities and Colleges Students Program

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    彭宁

    2013-01-01

    素质拓展又叫体验式培训,是一种全新的学生自我学习的教学模式。自2002年全国大学生素质拓展计划实施以来,素质拓展教学在全国上百所高校蓬勃发展。本文基于对大学生素质拓展培训模式的研究以及培训效果的调查,指出高校素质拓展课程存在不可持续的问题。通过分析比较指出解决问题的关键在于转变教育理念,并对完善运行管理体制、课程及师资队伍建设等方面提出合理化建议,希望能切实提高素质拓展课程的培训效果,实现素质拓展全面教育的目标。%Outward-bound,also known as experiential training, Is a new mode of self-learning. Since the implementation of Outward-bound of National Universities and Colleges Students Program in 2002, More than 60 colleges and universities in China took part in this program. This paper focuses on the effect of this program and points out that the sustainability of the effect of this program is still questionable. This article also puts forward some practical proposals for reform of the program, Hoping to improve the training effect and guarantee the improvement the overall quality of students.

  1. Exploration on the Political Stability on Campus in Relation to the National College Students%民族地区高校大学生眼中的校园政治稳定探微*

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    姚小波

    2013-01-01

    In the new social and historical conditions, the situations at home and abroad are changing greatly. The crises and challenges have appeared because of the brewing, interleaving, development and impact among the different thoughts, cultures and conflicts in colleges, especially in the National College, along with the causes of all kinds of emergencies. The views and evaluations on ethnic relations, socialism, emergencies, democracy and freedom, and the campus political stability have been learned by questionnaires. This paper provides bases to make decisions and suggestions based on the scientific analysis.%在新的社会历史条件下,国际国内形势发生着深刻的变化,各种思朝、文化和矛盾在高校,特别是民族地区高校酝酿、交织、发展和冲击,伴随着各种突发事件的诱因,给高校校园的政治稳定带来危机和挑战。通过调查问卷了解大学生对于民族关系、社会主义、突发事件、民主自由、校园政治稳定的看法和认知评价,在进行科学分析的基础上为高校维护校园政治稳定提供决策依据和对策建议。

  2. Abdominoperineal Resection, Pelvic Exenteration, and Additional Organ Resection Increase the Risk of Surgical Site Infection after Elective Colorectal Surgery: An American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Analysis.

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    Kwaan, Mary R; Melton, Genevieve B; Madoff, Robert D; Chipman, Jeffrey G

    2015-12-01

    Determining predictors of surgical site infection (SSI) in a large cohort is important for the design of accurate SSI surveillance programs. We hypothesized that additional organ resection and pelvic exenterative procedures are associated independently with a higher risk of SSI. Patients in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP®; American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL) database (2005-2012) were identified (n=112,282). Surgical site infection (superficial or deep SSI) at 30 d was the primary outcome. Using primary and secondary CPT® codes (American Medical Association, Chicago, IL) pelvic exenteration was defined and additional organ resection was defined as: bladder resection/repair, hysterectomy, partial vaginectomy, additional segmental colectomy, small bowel, gastric, or diaphragm resection. Univariable analysis of patient and procedure factors identified significant (p40 (OR: 2.51), pulmonary comorbidities (OR: 1.22), smoking (OR: 1.24), bowel obstruction (OR: 1.40), wound classification 3 or 4 (OR: 1.18), and abdominoperineal resection (OR: 1.58). Laparoscopic or laparoscopically assisted procedures offered a protective effect against incision infection (OR: 0.55). Additional organ resection (OR: 1.08) was also associated independently with SSI, but the magnitude of the effect was decreased after accounting for operative duration. In the analysis that excludes operative duration, pelvic exenteration is associated with SSI (OR: 1.38), but incorporating operative duration into the model results in this variable becoming non-significant. In addition to other factors, obesity, surgery for bowel obstruction, abdominoperineal resection, and additional organ resection are independently associated with a higher risk of SSI. Surgical site infection risk in pelvic exenteration and multiple organ resection cases appears to be mediated by prolonged operative duration. In these established high-risk sub-groups of

  3. Standards for nurse staffing in critical care units determined by: The British Association of Critical Care Nurses, The Critical Care Networks National Nurse Leads, Royal College of Nursing Critical Care and In-flight Forum.

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    Bray, Kate; Wren, Ian; Baldwin, Andrea; St Ledger, Una; Gibson, Vanessa; Goodman, Sheila; Walsh, Dominic

    2010-01-01

    Since 1967 the gold standard for nurse staffing levels in intensive care and subsequently critical care units has been one nurse for each patient. However, critical care has changed substantially since that time and in recent years this standard has been challenged. Previously individual nursing organisations such as the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) and the Royal College of Nursing have produced guidance on staffing levels for critical care units. This paper represents the first time all three UK Professional Critical Care Associations have collaborated to produce standards for nurse staffing in critical care units. These standards have evolved from previous works and are endorsed by BACCN, Critical Care Networks National Nurse Leads Group (CC3N) and the Royal College of Nursing Critical Care and In-flight Forum. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the much more detailed document 'Standards for Nurse Staffing in Critical Care', which can be found on the BACCN web site at www.baccn.org.uk. The full paper has extensively reviewed the evidence, whereas this short paper provides essential detail and the 12 standard statements. Representation was sort from each of the critical care associations. The authors extensively reviewed the literature using the terms: (1) critical care nursing, (2) nursing, (3) nurse staffing, (4) skill mix, (5) adverse events, (6) health care assistants and critical care, (7) length of stay, (8) critical care, (9) intensive care, (10) technology, (11) infection control. Comprehensive review of the evidence has culminated in 12 standard statements endorsed by BACCN, CC3N and the Royal College of Nursing Critical Care and In-flight Forum. The standards act as a reference for nursing staff, managers and commissioners associated with critical care to provide and support safe patient care. The review of the evidence has shown that the contribution of nursing can be difficult to measure and consequently support

  4. College algebra

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    1985-01-01

    College Algebra, Second Edition is a comprehensive presentation of the fundamental concepts and techniques of algebra. The book incorporates some improvements from the previous edition to provide a better learning experience. It provides sufficient materials for use in the study of college algebra. It contains chapters that are devoted to various mathematical concepts, such as the real number system, the theory of polynomial equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and the geometric definition of each conic section. Progress checks, warnings, and features are inserted. Every chapter c

  5. Community College Humanities Review, 1999.

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    Scheper, George L., Ed.

    1999-01-01

    This special issue of the Community College Humanities Review contains articles generated by National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institutes, held over several years. The institutes provided opportunities for academics from a variety of humanities disciplines and types of institutions to interact over an extended period of common study of…

  6. Design of College Students’ employment management system based on WEB

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    Cao Yu

    2016-01-01

    Since at the end of last century, our country cancelled the allocation of national college students employment, college graduates employment pressure also with the increasing trend of the expansion of enrollment in Colleges and universities. At the same time, it also greatly increased difficulty in the college students employment management, under this background, the traditional manual management mode obviously can not meet the required at present. In the information technology increasingly ...

  7. 民族院校的本科毕业论文教学模式的探索%Exploration on the Teaching Mode of Undergraduate Course Graduation Thesis in National Colleges and Universities

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    洪伟

    2015-01-01

    Undergraduate thesis is an important method for students to consolidate and practice the knowledge of basic course and specialized course in four years.It is a combination of theory and practice.Students can develop scientific literacy and innovation ability, master important practical operation related professional knowledge, improve the ability to analyze and solve problems, writing scientific and technological articles.In view of the problems existing in the undergraduate thesis teaching in the national colleges, some views on the teaching modes such as mobilizing the students'subjective initiative, diversification of the teaching mode, standardizing the format and content of the thesis and its evaluation criteria were put forward.It was expected that this study can improve the quality of undergraduate thesis of the national colleges and universities.%大学本科毕业论文是学生对大学四年来的基础课程和专业课程的知识进行全面的巩固和实践过程,是理论和实践相结合的重要手段。学生可以从中培养科研素养与创新能力,掌握与专业相关的重要的实践操作,提升分析与解决问题的能力,书写科技文章的能力。针对目前民族院校的毕业论文教学中存在的问题,就教学模式提出了以下几点的看法:调动学生的主观能动性,指导模式的多元化,规范毕业论文的格式与内容和毕业论文的评分标准。期望能够对民族院校的毕业论文质量有所提高。

  8. Gender Differences in Promotion Experiences at Two Elite Private Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States

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    Berheide, Catherine White; Christenson, Lisa; Linden, Rena; Bray, Una

    2013-01-01

    In colleges and universities throughout the United States, women are underrepresented at the rank of full professor. This national pattern holds true at two highly selective small private liberal arts colleges in the Northeast, one formerly a men's college and the other formerly a women's college. Analysis of personnel data at the former women's…

  9. Associations between Physical Activity and Reduced Rates of Hopelessness, Depression, and Suicidal Behavior among College Students

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    Taliaferro, Lindsay A.; Rienzo, Barbara A.; Pigg, R. Morgan; Miller, M. David; Dodd, Virginia J.

    2009-01-01

    Objective: The authors explored associations among types of physical activity and hopelessness, depression, and suicidal behavior among college students. Participants: Participants included 43,499 college students aged 18 to 25 who completed the 2005 National College Health Assessment conducted by the American College Health Association. Methods:…

  10. Success in Introductory College Physics: The Role of High School Preparation.

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    Sadler, Philip M.; Tai, Robert H.

    2001-01-01

    Examines the extent to which a high school physics course prepares students for college physics success. In this study of 1,933 introductory college physics students, demographic and schooling factors account for a large fraction of the variation in college physics grades at 18 colleges and universities from around the nation. (Author/SAH)

  11. Associations between Physical Activity and Reduced Rates of Hopelessness, Depression, and Suicidal Behavior among College Students

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    Taliaferro, Lindsay A.; Rienzo, Barbara A.; Pigg, R. Morgan; Miller, M. David; Dodd, Virginia J.

    2009-01-01

    Objective: The authors explored associations among types of physical activity and hopelessness, depression, and suicidal behavior among college students. Participants: Participants included 43,499 college students aged 18 to 25 who completed the 2005 National College Health Assessment conducted by the American College Health Association. Methods:…

  12. The Effects of Work on Leadership Development among First-Year College Students

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    Salisbury, Mark H.; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Padgett, Ryan D.; Blaich, Charles

    2012-01-01

    A substantial proportion of college students have always worked while pursuing their college degree. However, despite decades of research on working college students, very little consensus has emerged about the effect of work on college student development. This study analyzes Wabash National Study (WNS) data from 2,931 first-year students at 19…

  13. Integrating Mental Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention on College Campuses. Prevention Update

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    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…

  14. Navigating Change: Community College Leaders Offer Advice for Beginning the Hard Work of Institutional Reform

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    Woods, Bob

    2014-01-01

    The nation's community colleges have an impressive to-do list: (1) Increase college completion by 50 percent by 2020; (2) Dramatically improve college readiness; (3) Close the American skills gap; (4) Refocus the community college mission; (5) Invest in new support structures; (6) Target public and private investments; and (7) Promote rigor and…

  15. Margin for Excellence and Opportunity: The Impact of Private Investment on Public Colleges and Universities.

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    This statement calls attention to the importance of private investment in the nation's public colleges and universities. It was prepared by the Voluntary Support Committee of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and is being distributed in cooperation with the American Association of State Colleges and…

  16. 对2013年全国体院健美操锦标赛有氧踏板操的分析研究%On the Aerobic Step Competition in the 2013 National Sports College Aerobics Championship

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    孙桂林

    2015-01-01

    This article using methods of field observation, analysis of video data, interview with athletes and coaches, literature and logical induction, analyzes the effect of complete action choreography, music clips and complete style characteristic and so on, as well as the existing problems in the step aerobics competition of 2013 national sports colleges and universities aerobics championship, aims to further im-prove the development of aerobic step aerobics.%通过对2013年全国体育院校健美操锦标赛有氧踏板操比赛现场观察、分析录像资料、与运动员和教练交流访问以及查阅资料和逻辑归纳等方法,得出此次锦标赛前三名在成套动作编排,音乐的剪辑配合,成套风格特色等方面的效果,分析存在的问题,旨在进一步提高有氧踏板操的发展。

  17. Surgical site infection prevention: the importance of operative duration and blood transfusion--results of the first American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Best Practices Initiative.

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    Campbell, Darrell A; Henderson, William G; Englesbe, Michael J; Hall, Bruce L; O'Reilly, Michael; Bratzler, Dale; Dellinger, E Patchen; Neumayer, Leigh; Bass, Barbara L; Hutter, Matthew M; Schwartz, James; Ko, Clifford; Itani, Kamal; Steinberg, Steven M; Siperstein, Allan; Sawyer, Robert G; Turner, Douglas J; Khuri, Shukri F

    2008-12-01

    Surgical site infections (SSI) continue to be a significant problem in surgery. The American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) Best Practices Initiative compared process and structural characteristics among 117 private sector hospitals in an effort to define best practices aimed at preventing SSI. Using standard NSQIP methodologies, we identified 20 low outlier and 13 high outlier hospitals for SSI using data from the ACS-NSQIP in 2006. Each hospital was administered a process of care survey, and site visits were conducted to five hospitals. Comparisons between the low and high outlier hospitals were made with regard to patient characteristics, operative variables, structural variables, and processes of care. Hospitals that were high outliers for SSI had higher trainee-to-bed ratios (0.61 versus 0.25, p site visitors. Overall, low outlier hospitals were smaller, efficient in the delivery of care, and experienced little operative staff turnover. Our findings suggest that evidence-based SSI prevention practices do not easily distinguish well from poorly performing hospitals. But structural and process of care characteristics of hospitals were found to have a significant association with good results.

  18. 民族高校服务型党组织建设存在的问题及对策%Problems and Countermeasures in the Construction of Service-oriented Party Organization in Colleges and Universities for Nationalities

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    张桂珍; 李秀艳

    2014-01-01

    At present, there are a series of problems in the construction of service-oriented par-ty organization in colleges and universities for nationalities, which focus on service environment, service concept, service consciousness, service content, service mode, service ability and serv-ice level etc. Aiming at these problems, this paper puts forward a series of countermeasures such as clearing the purpose of service, balancing the service object, deepening the connotation of service, enhancing service awareness, broadening the service channel and so on. Meanwhile, guarantee and supervision mechanisms in the construction of service-oriented party organization are discussed.%针对当前民族高校服务型党组织建设在服务环境、服务理念、服务意识、服务内容形式和服务能力水平等方面存在的一系列问题,提出明确服务宗旨、平衡服务对象、深化服务内涵、强化服务意识、拓宽服务渠道等策略,探讨了服务型党组织建设的保障和监督机制。

  19. Incidence, Predictors, and Postoperative Complications of Blood Transfusion in Thoracic and Lumbar Fusion Surgery: An Analysis of 13,695 Patients from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database.

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    Aoude, Ahmed; Nooh, Anas; Fortin, Maryse; Aldebeyan, Sultan; Jarzem, Peter; Ouellet, Jean; Weber, Michael H

    2016-12-01

    Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Objective To identify predictive factors for blood transfusion and associated complications in lumbar and thoracic fusion surgeries. Methods The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was used to identify patients who underwent lumbar or thoracic fusion from 2010 to 2013. Multivariate analysis was used to determine predictive factors and postoperative complications associated with transfusion. Results Out of 13,695 patients, 13,170 had lumbar fusion and 525 had thoracic fusion. The prevalence of transfusion was 31.8% for thoracic and 17.0% for lumbar fusion. The multivariate analysis showed that age between 50 and 60, age between 61 and 70, age > 70, dyspnea, American Society of Anesthesiologists class 3, bleeding disease, multilevel surgery, extended surgical time, return to operation room, and higher preoperative blood urea nitrogen (BUN) were predictors of blood transfusion for lumbar fusion. Multilevel surgery, preoperative BUN, and extended surgical time were predictors of transfusion for thoracic fusion. Patients receiving transfusions who underwent lumbar fusion were more likely to develop wound infection, venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism, and myocardial infarction and had longer hospital stay. Patients receiving transfusions who underwent thoracic fusion were more likely to have extended hospital stay. Conclusion This study characterizes incidence, predictors, and postoperative complications associated with blood transfusion in thoracic and lumbar fusion. Pre- and postoperative planning for patients deemed to be at high risk of requiring blood transfusion might reduce postoperative complications in this population.

  20. Olivine sand from Kawashiri Beach in Kagoshima, Japan

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    MATSUI, Tomoaki; マツイ, トモアキ; 松井, 智彰

    2001-01-01

    The olivine sand from Kawashiri Beach was studied by chemical and X-ray analyses. At least six groups of olivine are mixed in the olivine sand in this region, and they are classified according to the composition of the silicate-melt inclusions in them. The composition of the olivine sand ranges from Fo_70 to Fo_75, and the sum of the Mn_2SiO_4 and Ca_2SiO_4 content is less than 1 (mol %). These crystal chemical data for the olivine sand not only provide basic mineralogical info...

  1. 应用症状自评量表探讨医学院校国防生的心理健康状况%Study on psychology of medical college students of national defense with Symptom Check List 90 ( SCL-90 )

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    李涛; 李丽萍

    2012-01-01

    目的 了解医学院校国防生的心理健康状况,对其教育教学和生活管理提供科学的依据.方法 采用症状自评量表(Symptom Check List 90,SCL-90)对174名医学院校国防生进行测评.结果 被调查的医学院校国防生总体心理健康状况优于全国军人常模,与地方大学生常模相比心理健康状况也比较优秀.结论 医学院校国防生需要在开展全面心理健康教育的同时有所侧重设计相应的心理健康教育模式,从而更好的提升国防生的心理素质.%Objective To understand psychological health status of medical college students of national defence to provide scientific basis for teaching of national defence students and life management. Methods Totally 174 medical college students of national defence were tested with Symptom Check List 90 ( SCL - 90). Results The national defence students' psychological health conditions were better than national military norm, but was not outstanding as compared with local college students' psychological health norm. Conclusion It is necessary to develop all - around psychological health education for national defence students and design appropriate psychological health education mode according to aptitude, so that their psychological quality could be improved.

  2. College Students with ADHD

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    ... Spanish Facts for Families Guide College Students with ADHD No. 111; Updated December 2013 Many students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) attend college. College students with ADHD face ...

  3. Reform of the National College Entrance Examination and Enrollment System Based on Specialties Direction%以专业为导向的高考招生制度改革

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    夏洁

    2016-01-01

    高考制度自恢复以来历经改革,不断满足着人民的需求,然而随着社会的进步,高考制度的某些缺陷也日益凸显。其中,我国沿用多年的分批次、按学校录取引发了一系列的问题,如高校层级固化、办学积极性下降;高中教育过分看重学习成绩和名校,忽视了学生的兴趣发展和能力塑造;青少年缺乏明确清晰的发展目标,学习动力不足;教育领域缺乏竞争和创新,教育质量缺少质的飞跃等。以国务院深化考试招生制度改革为契机,分析高考现有投档录取方案存在的问题,并以浙江省录取改革方案为基础,构建“打破批次,按专业大类平行投递、按考生成绩分段同时录取”的高考投档及录取方案,并对新方案的价值追求、可行性和合法性进行分析,以期为相关研究提供参考。%After many reforms, the National College Entrance Examination System has met the needs of people continually since recovery.But with social progress, this system is producing some problems.For example,the current enrollment based on batch and school has caused hierarchy curing of colleges,which also reduced the enthusiasm of running schools.And high schools just seek scores and elite colleges thus ignore the interests and abilities of students.What's more,the youth not only lack learning motivation but also lack a clear target.And there is no competition among education thus there's no leap.Now the author takes the opportunity of the deep reform of the examination enrollment, analyzing the shortage of the current system and exploring a new scheme based on Zhejiang Province.This new scheme breaks the batch and highlights the specialties.It also makes the same time admission possible.By demonstrating the legality,the author hopes to offer some useful references.

  4. History of the american college health association.

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    Mack, Rachel

    2011-01-01

    Following Dr Edward Hitchcock's lead at Amherst College in 1861, soon other institutions of higher education established physical education departments that evolved into independent college health programs. As the field of college health expanded, leaders from numerous campuses began meeting to share information and discuss formation of a national organization. As a result, the American Student Health Association was founded in 1920 to promote campus health care for students and advance the interests of college health. The name was changed to the American College Health Association in 1948. The past history of this organization has been well documented in the literature, so this review will focus more on ACHA's accomplishments over the past 20 years.(1)(,) (2)(,) (3)(,) (4).

  5. Implementation of NIAAA College Drinking Task Force recommendations: how are colleges doing 6 years later?

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    Nelson, Toben F; Toomey, Traci L; Lenk, Kathleen M; Erickson, Darin J; Winters, Ken C

    2010-10-01

    In 2002, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) College Drinking Task Force issued recommendations to reduce heavy drinking by college students, but little is known about implementation of these recommendations. Current discussion about best strategies to reduce student drinking has focused more on lowering the minimum legal drinking age as advocated by a group of college and university presidents called the Amethyst Initiative than the NIAAA recommendations. A nationally representative survey of administrators was conducted at 351 4-year colleges in the United States to ascertain familiarity with and progress toward implementation of NIAAA recommendations. Implementation was compared by enrollment size, public or private status, and whether the school president signed the Amethyst Initiative. Administrators at most colleges were familiar with NIAAA recommendations, although more than 1 in 5 (22%) were not. Nearly all colleges use educational programs to address student drinking (98%). Half the colleges (50%) offered intervention programs with documented efficacy for students at high risk for alcohol problems. Few colleges reported that empirically supported, community-based alcohol control strategies including conducting compliance checks to monitor illegal alcohol sales (33%), instituting mandatory responsible beverage service (RBS) training (15%), restricting alcohol outlet density (7%), or increasing the price of alcohol (2%) were operating in their community. Less than half the colleges with RBS training and compliance checks in their communities actively participated in these interventions. Large colleges were more likely to have RBS training and compliance checks, but no differences in implementation were found across public/private status or whether the college president signed the Amethyst Initiative. Many colleges offer empirically supported programs for high-risk drinkers, but few have implemented other strategies recommended by

  6. Care of the college student.

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    Unwin, Brian K; Goodie, Jeffrey; Reamy, Brian V; Quinlan, Jeffrey

    2013-11-01

    There are approximately 20 million students in U.S. colleges and universities. Although this population is characterized as having good health, 600,000 students report some form of disability or some type of medical problem, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and chronic illnesses, among others. Physicians can enhance youth transition to an adult model of health care; the use of self-care skills checklists is one recommended method to assist with the transition. Stimulant medications are effective for treating adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but physicians should use caution when prescribing stimulants to college students because of the high rates of medication diversion in this population. Depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, sleep problems, and eating disorders are common in college students and can significantly impact performance. Emphasis on immunization of students for influenza, meningococcus, and pertussis is necessary because of the low rates of compliance. Screening and interventions for obesity, tobacco use, and substance abuse are important because of the high prevalence of these problems in college students. Screening for alcohol abuse facilitates identification of students with problem drinking behaviors. Students who are war veterans should be monitored for suicidal ideation and posttraumatic stress disorder. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students are at risk of harassment and discrimination. Caution should be exercised when prescribing medications to college athletes to avoid violation of National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility rules.

  7. Impact of different personality in senior middle school students on their coping styles before national college exam%高三学生性格特征对高考应付方式的影响

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    杨海英; 王从杰

    2012-01-01

    目的:探讨和了解高三学生不同个性特征对其应付方式的影响.方法:采用艾森克个性问卷和应付方式问卷,于高考前对350名学生进行测试.结果:考前具有精神质性格的学生,其应付方式以不成熟型和混合型显著高于成熟型(F=14.92,P均<0.01);相关分析示其与解决问题和求助2因子均呈显著负相关,而与回避因子呈显著正相关;具有外向性格学生,其应付方式以成熟型和混合型显著多于不成熟型(F=13.64,P均<0.01);相关分析提示其与应付方式问卷的解决问题和求助2因子呈显著正相关;情绪稳定性的学生多采用3种不同类型应付方式,但混合型和不成熟型显著多于成熟型(F=51.72,P均<0.01);相关分析提示其与应付方式问卷的自责,幻想和回避均呈显著正相关.结论:中学生对高考的应付方式与性格特征有关.%Objective: To explore the impact of different personality in senior middle school students on their coping styles before national college exam. Method:350 students in senior middle school were inves tigated by Eysenek personality questionaire and coping styles questionnaire before national college exam. Results: Using immature and middle coping styles in students with psychoticism personality were more signifi cantly than using mature coping styles. And psychoticism personality was negatively correlated with problems solving and helping factors,but positively with escape avoidance. Adopting mature and middle coping styles were more markedly than using immature coping styles in students with extroversive personality; And extroversive per sonality was positively correlated with problems solving and seeking scocial support. Mature, middle and immature coping styles were more often used in students with stable personality, but adopting middle and immature coping styles were more significant than using mature coping styles, and students being stable personality was positively

  8. Preventing the First Cesarean Delivery: Summary of a Joint Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Workshop

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    Spong, Catherine Y.; Berghella, Vincenzo; Wenstrom, Katharine D.; Mercer, Brian M.; Saade, George R.

    2012-01-01

    With over one-third of pregnancies in the United States being delivered by cesarean and the growing knowledge of morbidities associated with repeat cesarean deliveries, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists convened a workshop to address the concept of preventing the first cesarean. The available information on maternal and fetal factors, labor management and induction, and non-medical factors leading to the first cesarean were reviewed as well as the implications of the first cesarean on future reproductive health. Key points were identified to assist with reduction in cesarean rates including that labor induction should be performed primarily for medical indication; if done for non-medical indications, the gestational age should be at least 39 weeks or more and the cervix should be favorable, especially in the nulliparous patient. Review of the current literature demonstrates the importance of adhering to appropriate definitions for failed induction and arrest of labor progress. The diagnosis of “failed induction” should only be made after an adequate attempt. Adequate time for normal latent and active phases of the first stage, and for the second stage, should be allowed, as long as the maternal and fetal conditions permit. The adequate time for each of these stages appears to be longer than traditionally estimated. Operative vaginal delivery is an acceptable birth method when indicated, and can safely prevent cesarean delivery. Given the progressively declining use, it is critical that training and experience in operative vaginal delivery is facilitated and encouraged. When discussing the first cesarean with a patient, counseling should include its effect on future reproductive health. PMID:23090537

  9. Preventing the first cesarean delivery: summary of a joint Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Workshop.

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    Spong, Catherine Y; Berghella, Vincenzo; Wenstrom, Katharine D; Mercer, Brian M; Saade, George R

    2012-11-01

    With more than one third of pregnancies in the United States being delivered by cesarean and the growing knowledge of morbidities associated with repeat cesarean deliveries, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists convened a workshop to address the concept of preventing the first cesarean delivery. The available information on maternal and fetal factors, labor management and induction, and nonmedical factors leading to the first cesarean delivery was reviewed as well as the implications of the first cesarean delivery on future reproductive health. Key points were identified to assist with reduction in cesarean delivery rates including that labor induction should be performed primarily for medical indication; if done for nonmedical indications, the gestational age should be at least 39 weeks or more and the cervix should be favorable, especially in the nulliparous patient. Review of the current literature demonstrates the importance of adhering to appropriate definitions for failed induction and arrest of labor progress. The diagnosis of "failed induction" should only be made after an adequate attempt. Adequate time for normal latent and active phases of the first stage, and for the second stage, should be allowed as long as the maternal and fetal conditions permit. The adequate time for each of these stages appears to be longer than traditionally estimated. Operative vaginal delivery is an acceptable birth method when indicated and can safely prevent cesarean delivery. Given the progressively declining use, it is critical that training and experience in operative vaginal delivery are facilitated and encouraged. When discussing the first cesarean delivery with a patient, counseling should include its effect on future reproductive health.

  10. 民族院校图书馆特色馆藏资源数字化建设面临的挑战及对策--以甘肃民族师范学院为例%Challenges and Countermeasures of the Digital Characteristic Collection Resources Construction in Ethnic Universities and Colleges Library---Taking Gansu Normal University for Nationalities as an Example

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    余建芳

    2013-01-01

    在信息化,数字化高速发展的今天,民族院校要充分认识特色馆藏资源数字化建设的重要性,特色馆藏资源数字化建设是一项长期而又复杂的工程。在当前的大好形势下,民族院校图书馆开展特色馆藏资源数字化面临三大问题:对民族院校图书馆数字化,尤其是特色馆藏资源数字化的认识问题;民族院校特色馆藏资源数字化技术力量严重不足人的问题;人才队伍建设问题,并提出了相应的发展策略。%In information technology, digital high speed development today, the national colleges and universities should fully recognize the importance of characteristic library collection resources digitization construction,the construction of characteristic library collection resources digitization is a long-term and complex project. Under the current good situation,ethnic colleges and universities library characteristic library collection resources digitization is facing three major problems:the national colleges and universities digital library,especially the understanding of the characteristics of library collection resources digitization problems;Serious shortage of national colleges and universities characteristic library collection resources digitization technology problems;Talent team construction problems,and puts forward the corresponding development strategy.

  11. From the National Academies

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    Alberts, Bruce

    2002-01-01

    The Center for Education at the National Academies was established on the premise that educators urgently need to harness science to improve the education that they provide to all Americans. This includes not only emphasizing an inquiry approach to science education from kindergarten through college, but also promoting an energetic attempt to use…

  12. Summer Melt" and the Entering First-Year College Student: Insights from the College Match Pilot Program. College Match Issue Focus

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    MDRC, 2015

    2015-01-01

    Many students fail to enroll in college even after they have made a formal commitment to attend. Research has shown that nationally, between 10 percent and 40 percent of high school graduates who intend to go to college don't enroll the following fall. Among low-income students, these "summer melt" rates are even higher. The College…

  13. Hookah and Cigarette Smoking among African American College Students: Implications for Campus Risk Reduction and Health Promotion Efforts

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    Jones, Brittni D.; Cunningham-Williams, Renee M.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To identify individual and institutional risks and protections for hookah and cigarette smoking among African American (AA) college students. Participants: AA college students (N = 1,402; mean age = 20, range = 18-24 years; 75% female) who completed the Fall 2012 American College Health Association--National College Health Assessment…

  14. Hookah and Cigarette Smoking among African American College Students: Implications for Campus Risk Reduction and Health Promotion Efforts

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    Jones, Brittni D.; Cunningham-Williams, Renee M.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To identify individual and institutional risks and protections for hookah and cigarette smoking among African American (AA) college students. Participants: AA college students (N = 1,402; mean age = 20, range = 18-24 years; 75% female) who completed the Fall 2012 American College Health Association--National College Health Assessment…

  15. Adjustment to College in an Urban Commuter Setting: The Impact of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Athletic Participation

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    Melendez, Mickey C.

    2016-01-01

    College student adjustment, success, and retention have been a focus of college administrators and student development professionals for decades. However, national college retention and graduation statistics are typically focused on traditional, residential, full-time, college populations. The purpose of the current study was to examine more…

  16. College mechanics

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    2016-01-01

    College Mechanics QueBank has been designed to be different, enthusiastic, interesting and helpful to you. Therefore, it is not just a test bank about mechanics but also it is like a compass in order to find your way in mechanics Each chapter in this book is put in an order to follow a hierarchy of the mechanics topics; from vectors to simple harmonic motion. Throughout the book there are many multiple choice and long answer questions for you to solve. They have been created for YGS, LYS, SAT, IB or other standardized exams in the world because mechanics has no boundaries and so Physics has no country. Learn the main principle of each chapter and explore the daily life applications. Then you can start to solve the questions by planning a problem solving method carefully. Finally, enjoy solving the questions and discover the meachanics of the universe once more.

  17. On Measures to Protect and Reform Local Minority Na-tionality Vocal Music in College Vocal Music Teaching%地方少数民族声乐在高校声乐教学中的保护与改革措施

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    许迪迪

    2016-01-01

    随着经济全球化的发展,国内外文化的不断碰撞和交融,给我国传统的、本土的或者具有民族特色的音乐带来了巨大的冲击和挑战,尤其是一些少数民族声乐文化渐渐失去了生存土壤,原本璀璨的光芒日益黯淡。基于此,笔者通过强调发展少数民族音乐,将其融入到高校声乐教学中的重要性,剖析了现阶段我国高校在音乐教学中存在的弊端,进而有针对性地提出了相对可行的高校音乐教学改革建议,希望能够引起社会各界对少数民族声乐的关注和重视。%With the development of economic globalization and the constant integration between domestic and foreign cultures, the local traditional Chinese music with the characteristics of mi-nority nationalities is faced with great challenges, and the vocal music of some minority nationalities has even lost the foundation for its further development and gradually faded away. On this ba-sis, the writer emphasizes the importance of the development of minority nationality music and its integration into college vocal music teaching, analyzes the shortcomings existing in the current vocal music teaching in China's colleges, and then proposes tar-geted suggestions to reform college music teaching, hoping to at-tract the attention of all social sectors to minority nationality vocal music.

  18. Setting Examinational Subjects and Measuring Vocational Aptitudes in National College Entrance Examination:Breaking the Predicament in the New Wave of Reform%高考科目设置与专业性向测定--破解新一轮高考改革困局

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    柳学智

    2015-01-01

    The main challenges faced by the current National College Entrance Examination(NCEE)system are following:college’s autonomy of enrolling new students and examinee’s vocational aptitude are ignored, and only one testing opportunity is a bit on chance. In order to solve these problems, the highly uniform model of setting examinational subjects and weights in NCEE system must be reformed, and examinee’s individual differences in abilities in different subjects and college’s admission requirements in different majors must be highly valued. Under the uniform framework of NCEE, examinational subjects are suggested to be classified as obligatory and optional subjects. The obligatory subjects and weight ranges of all obligatory and optional subjects are nationally uniform. The optional subjects and individual weights of all obligatory and optional subjects in every college major are set by colleges and universities. All examinees are free to choose optional subjects and corresponding college majors. After raw scores are linearly transformed into standard scores, scores of every examinational subject in every college major are added together by its weight to get total scores. New students are enrolled based on the sequence of total scores in every college major and the sequence of every examinee’s choices for college majors. What is crucial in the new wave of NCEE reform is following: in the light of balancing uniformity and variability in the NCEE, examinee’s vocational aptitudes are measured by means of setting examinational subjects and their weights, examinees can choose college majors favorable for their vocational aptitudes based on advantages in abilities of examinational subjects, colleges and universities can enroll new students of corresponding vocational aptitudes based on characteristics of college majors.%当前高考制度面临着高校招生自主权难以落实、考生专业性向未受重视、一次考试机会偶然性大等主要问题。

  19. Nation/non-nation

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    Sonnichsen, André; Gad, Ulrik Pram

    2008-01-01

    Is nationality the only way of organizing political community? Given the ubiquity of the national principle, one might think so. But, in practice, the national principle is constantly challenged by what can be termed non-national identities. This article looks at manners in which such deviating...

  20. 76 FR 34187 - Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACU) Certification Process

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    2011-06-13

    ... INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Lockhart, Senior Policy Specialist; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; U... science, technology, engineering and mathematics, especially in urban settings. Lehman College of the...

  1. Nationalism in Stateless Nations

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    Thomsen, Robert Chr.

    previously independent countries, are excellent examples of this. Building on theories of national identity-formation and nationalism, it traces the development of cultural and political nationalism, and changing images of the national self. With a focus on important fomenting factors and actors...... - intellectuals, political parties and the media - the book combines historical, sociological, political and media studies analyses in an interdisciplinary investigation, providing a comprehensive account of the waxing and waning of nationalism....

  2. Risk factors for superficial surgical site infection after elective rectal cancer resection: a multivariate analysis of 8880 patients from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.

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    Sutton, Elie; Miyagaki, Hiromichi; Bellini, Geoffrey; Shantha Kumara, H M C; Yan, Xiaohong; Howe, Brett; Feigel, Amanda; Whelan, Richard L

    2017-01-01

    Superficial surgical site infection (sSSI) is one of the most common complications after colorectal resection. The goal of this study was to determine the comorbidities and operative characteristics that place patients at risk for sSSI in patients who underwent rectal cancer resection. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried (via diagnosis and Current Procedural Terminology codes) for patients with rectal cancer who underwent elective resection between 2005 and 2012. Patients for whom data concerning 27 demographic factors, comorbidities, and operative characteristics were available were eligible. A univariate and multivariate analysis was performed to identify possible risk factors for sSSI. A total of 8880 patients met the entry criteria and were included. sSSIs were diagnosed in 861 (9.7%) patients. Univariate analysis found 14 patients statistically significant risk factors for sSSI. Multivariate analysis revealed the following risk factors: male gender, body mass index (BMI) >30, current smoking, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), American Society of Anesthesiologists III/IV, abdominoperineal resection (APR), stoma formation, open surgery (versus laparoscopic), and operative time >217 min. The greatest difference in sSSI rates was noted in patients with COPD (18.9 versus 9.5%). Of note, 54.2% of sSSIs was noted after hospital discharge. With regard to the timing of presentation, univariate analysis revealed a statistically significant delay in sSSI presentation in patients with the following factors and/or characteristics: BMI Multivariate analysis suggested that only laparoscopic surgery (versus open) and preoperative RT were risk factors for delay. Rectal cancer resections are associated with a high incidence of sSSIs, over half of which are noted after discharge. Nine patient and operative characteristics, including smoking, BMI, COPD, APR, and open surgery were found to be

  3. A Perilous Path: Undocumented Immigrant Students and the College Pipeline

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    Oliverez, Paz M.

    2007-01-01

    Undocumented immigrant students are a growing population in our nation's urban high schools, colleges and universities. Prior to and upon entering institutions of higher education, these students require college preparatory information, support, and guidance. Accordingly, this article discusses the challenges undocumented students encounter as…

  4. Decreasing Authority Dependence during the First Year of College

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    Magolda, Marcia B. Baxter; King, Patricia M.; Taylor, Kari B.; Wakefield, Kerri M.

    2012-01-01

    Annual interviews with 228 students at 6 diverse campuses in the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education reveal 123 students' developmental growth away from authority dependence between the beginning of the first and second years of college. In the first year of college, 86% of participants relied solely on external authorities to define…

  5. Developing a GIS Program at a Tribal College

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    Kostelnick, John C.; Rowley, Rex J.; McDermott, David; Bowen, Carol

    2009-01-01

    Programs in geographic information systems (GIS) and related areas (e.g., GPS, remote sensing) have become important additions to the curriculum at colleges and universities of all sizes and types, including tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) such as Haskell Indian Nations University. This article discusses the recent development of a GIS…

  6. Determining Persistence of Community College Students in Introductory Geology Classes

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    Kraft, Katrien van der Hoeven

    2014-01-01

    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) careers have been touted as critical to the success of our nation and also provide important opportunities for access and equity of underrepresented minorities (URM's). Community colleges serve a diverse population and a large number of undergraduates currently enrolled in college, they are…

  7. The TRUST Partnership: Institutional Impacts at Lehman College

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    Sloan, Heather; Kelly, Angela M.

    2010-01-01

    This work explores the institutional impacts at Lehman College, City University of New York, of the Teacher Renewal for Urban Science Teaching (TRUST) Project, a partnership between the American Museum of Natural History and Brooklyn and Lehman Colleges funded by the National Science Foundation. We examine the impact that TRUST had and continues…

  8. Suicidal Behavior and Help Seeking among Diverse College Students

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    Brownson, Chris; Becker, Martin Swanbrow; Shadick, Richard; Jaggars, Shanna S.; Nitkin-Kaner, Yael

    2014-01-01

    Suicidal and help-seeking behaviors of students of color remain a significant problem on college campuses. Self-reported suicidal experiences and help-seeking behavior of diverse students are examined on the basis of results from a national survey of college student mental health. The results suggest significant differences in the expression of…

  9. Parental Income and College Opportunity. DSC Report Series.

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    Manski, Charles F.

    This paper describes recent patterns of income stratification in American colleges. Data from the Current Population Survey provide estimates of college enrollment stratification by income during the period 1970-1988. The National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 and the High School and Beyond survey provide data for two cohorts…

  10. Fulfilling Educational Aspirations: Latino Students' College Information Seeking Patterns

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    Martinez, Sylvia; Cervera, Yesenia Lucia

    2012-01-01

    A nationally representative sample of high school students is used to examine where students go for college information and how those information sources affect the number of schools to which students apply. Results show that Latino/a students are least likely to access college sources and have applied to the fewest number of schools. Among…

  11. Understanding the Determinants of Debt Burden among College Graduates

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    Chen, Rong; Wiederspan, Mark

    2014-01-01

    This article examines debt burden among college graduates and contributes to previous research by incorporating institutional and state characteristics. Utilizing a combination of national datasets and zero-one inflated beta regression, we find several major themes. First, family income and college experiences are strongly associated with the…

  12. Community College Faculty Engagement in Boyer's Domains of Scholarship

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    Braxton, John M.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn

    2015-01-01

    This chapter describes the findings from a national survey of community college faculty. With the lens of Boyer's Domains of Scholarship applied to these findings, a more fine-grained and accurate assessment of the engagement of community college faculty members in scholarship emerges.

  13. Community College Enrollment as a Function of Economic Indicators.

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    Pennington, Kevin L.; McGinty, Dixie; Williams, Mitchell R.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses a study that investigated the ability of national economic trends to predict enrollment in community colleges. Reports that unemployment rate, gross domestic product, dollars disposable income, and personal consumption expenditures are good indicators of trends in community college enrollment, but that consumer price index and average…

  14. Community Colleges and the Politics of Sociospatial Scale

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    Ayers, David F.

    2011-01-01

    In an analysis of 421 community college mission statements, I demonstrate how community colleges recontextualize a dominant discourse in which economic activity at the global scale transcends regulation, the nation-state lacks the moral authority to influence markets, and local communities have no choice but to adapt. Findings suggest that the…

  15. The Prevalence and Correlates of Depression among College Students

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    Lindsey, Billie J.; Fabiano, Patricia; Stark, Chris

    2009-01-01

    This study examined depression among a random sample of students (N = 618) enrolled in a medium size university in the Pacific Northwest who responded to the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment. The results indicated that one in four students experienced depression in the past year and men were as likely as…

  16. Student Attitudes toward Affirmative Action in College Admissions.

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    Arredondo, Marisol; Sax, Linda J.

    1999-01-01

    A national survey of 277,850 college freshmen examined attitudes toward affirmative action in college admissions for four racial/ethnic groups: Whites, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Mexican-Americans. The study analyzed the extent to which student opposition to affirmative action is driven by factors such as self-interest, political…

  17. Determining Persistence of Community College Students in Introductory Geology Classes

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    Kraft, Katrien van der Hoeven

    2014-01-01

    Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) careers have been touted as critical to the success of our nation and also provide important opportunities for access and equity of underrepresented minorities (URM's). Community colleges serve a diverse population and a large number of undergraduates currently enrolled in college, they are…

  18. State Budgets Are Likely to Squeeze 2-Year Colleges

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    Selingo, Jeffrey J.

    2008-01-01

    Community colleges in nearly half of the states will probably face midyear reductions in their appropriations, according to a survey of members of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges. The study paints a bleak picture of a widening fiscal crisis among state governments, which started in the most recent budget year and is…

  19. The EDO: New Man on the Junior College Campus.

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    National Lab. for Higher Education, Durham, NC.

    The Educational Development Officer (EDO) is a new kind of college administrator, a full-time catalyst for change. In the Junior and Community College Division of the National Laboratory for Higher Education (NLHE), the EDO has been defined as an innovation-minded professional who questions existing practices, works constantly for constructive…

  20. AOD Screening Tools for College Students. Prevention Update

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

    2012-01-01

    According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the goal of screening in student health or other college settings is to reduce alcohol-related harm. NIAAA points out that identifying those students at greatest risk for alcohol problems is the first step in prevention. Colleges and universities have used a number of…

  1. Variation across Hispanic Immigrant Generations in Parent Social Capital, College-Aligned Actions, and Four-Year College Enrollment

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    Ryan, Sarah; Ream, Robert K.

    2016-01-01

    Not beginning college at a four-year institution has been demonstrated as one key obstacle to equitable rates of bachelor's degree attainment among Hispanic individuals in the United States. Drawing on nationally representative longitudinal data and social capital theory, this research investigates the process of four-year college enrollment among…

  2. Measuring How College Affects Students: Social Desirability and Other Potential Biases in College Student Self-Reported Gains

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    Bowman, Nicholas A.; Hill, Patrick L.

    2011-01-01

    Colleges and universities are increasingly using national surveys to assess their students' learning and development. Given the importance of the first year of college for student adjustment and retention (Tinto, 1993), some of these surveys are designed specifically to gauge the experiences and outcomes of first-year students. These large-scale…

  3. Dietary Intakes and Eating Habits of College Athletes: Are Female College Athletes Following the Current Sports Nutrition Standards?

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    Shriver, Lenka H.; Betts, Nancy M.; Wollenberg, Gena

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The objective of this study was to assess dietary intakes and eating habits of female college athletes and compared them with the minimum sports nutrition standards. Participants: Data were obtained from 52 female college athletes from a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I university between January 2009 and May…

  4. Napa Valley Community College District and Napa Valley College Faculty Association/CTA/NEA 1988-89 Agreement.

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    Napa Valley Community Coll. District, Napa, CA.

    The collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the Napa Valley Community College District and the Napa Valley College Faculty Association/California Teachers Association/National Education Association is presented. This contract, in effect from June 1988 through July 1989, deals with the following topics: bargaining agent…

  5. An Examination of Standards-Based Instructional Practices in College Algebra in the First Two Years of College

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    Jordan, Laurn Reye

    2013-01-01

    Instructional practices in mathematics courses at two-year colleges include lecture as the predominant instructional form in 78% of two-year colleges, with class sizes averaging about 26 students (AACC, 2005). The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicates that there is a need for change in the practices of mathematics teachers…

  6. Dietary Intakes and Eating Habits of College Athletes: Are Female College Athletes Following the Current Sports Nutrition Standards?

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    Shriver, Lenka H.; Betts, Nancy M.; Wollenberg, Gena

    2013-01-01

    Objective: The objective of this study was to assess dietary intakes and eating habits of female college athletes and compared them with the minimum sports nutrition standards. Participants: Data were obtained from 52 female college athletes from a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I university between January 2009 and May…

  7. 高职院校学报执行期刊国家标准过程中存在的问题及对策%The Problems in the Process of Implementing the National Periodical Standard in Journals of Higher Vocational Colleges and the Countermeasures

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    朱令军; 王长中

    2012-01-01

    抽样调查显示,高职院校学报在执行期刊国家标准的过程中存在许多问题。这些问题的产生既涉及到国家标准的制定,也涉及到学报从业人员的工作态度和业务素养,以及主管部门、行业协会和所在院校对标准的推动和执行力度。提高高职院校学报执行期刊国家标准的水平,各方面都必须站在历史的、国际的高度,全面地、发展地看待和理解标准,自觉地执行已约定俗成的、出版行业公认的标准。尤其是专职编辑人员,更应将其转化成为一种内在的自觉和素养。%According to the sampling survey, there exist quite a few problems in the process of implementing the national periodical standard in journals of higher vocational colleges. The occurrence of these problems involves not only the national standards" legislation, but also the journal employees' work attitude and professional quality, competent departments, the guild and the colleges" prompting and implementing the standard. In order to improve the implementation level of the national periodical standard for journals of higher vocational colleges, every department concerned must view and comprehend the standard thoroughly and developmentally from historic and international view and implement the standards that have been conventional and accepted in the publishing industry consciously. The professional editors should change them into one kind of intrinsic awareness and quality.

  8. CLEP college mathematics

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    Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP* College Mathematics Everything you need to pass the exam and get the college credit you deserve.CLEP* is the most popular credit-by-examination program in the country, accepted by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. For over 15 years, REA has helped students pass the CLEP* exam and earn college credit while reducing their tuition costs. Our test prep for CLEP* College Mathematics and the free online tools that come with it, allow you to create a personalized CLEP* study plan that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your lea

  9. Effects of Immigration on Selected Health Risk Behaviors of Black College Students

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    Kenya, Sonjia; Brodsky, Mitchell; Divale, William; Allegrante, John P.; Fullilove, Robert E.

    2003-01-01

    The authors administered the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey to 1,219 college students who were attending a historically Black college located in New York City. They assessed the US-born Black students and Black students who emigrated to the United States for differences in risky sexual behaviors, risky dietary behaviors, and physical…

  10. Mental Health Symptoms among Student Service Members/Veterans and Civilian College Students

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    Cleveland, Sandi D.; Branscum, Adam J.; Bovbjerg, Viktor E.; Thorburn, Sheryl

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate if and to what extent student service members/veterans differ from civilian college students in the prevalence of self-reported symptoms of poor mental health. Participants: The Fall 2011 implementation of the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment included 27,774…

  11. Associations between the Five-Factor Model of Personality and Health Behaviors among College Students

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    Raynor, Douglas A.; Levine, Heidi

    2009-01-01

    Objective: In fall 2006, the authors examined associations between the five-factor model of personality and several key health behaviors. Methods: College students (N = 583) completed the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment and the International Personality Item Pool Big Five short-form questionnaire. Results:…

  12. Career Patterns, Employment and Earnings of Graduates of 11 ACM Colleges.

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    Wishart, Patricia; Rossmann, Jack

    A study was conducted of 11 private liberal arts colleges, all members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, to relate the career experiences of four graduating classes to their college experiences. The study was conducted as part of the National Project 1, Better Information for Student Choice, supported by the Fund for the Improvement of…

  13. The Relationship Between Nutritional Knowledge and Eating Habits of Selected College Students.

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    Alexander, Patsy; And Others

    The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between nutritional knowledge and eating habits of college students. Data were collected from 1,930 college juniors and seniors on 69 college and university campuses in 25 states. The students were members of the national home economics honor society and non-home economics students, male…

  14. The Association of Precollege Use of Calculators with Student Performance in College Calculus

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    Mao, Yi; White, Tyreke; Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard

    2017-01-01

    This study investigates how the use of calculators during high school mathematics courses is associated with student performance in introductory college calculus courses in the USA. Data were drawn from a nationally representative sample of 7087 students enrolled in college calculus at 134 colleges and universities. They included information about…

  15. The Association of Precollege Use of Calculators with Student Performance in College Calculus

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    Mao, Yi; White, Tyreke; Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard

    2017-01-01

    This study investigates how the use of calculators during high school mathematics courses is associated with student performance in introductory college calculus courses in the USA. Data were drawn from a nationally representative sample of 7087 students enrolled in college calculus at 134 colleges and universities. They included information about…

  16. 75 FR 52021 - Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

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    2010-08-24

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York... of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the New York University College of Dentistry... made by New York University College of Dentistry professional staff in consultation...

  17. College-Level Choice of Latino High School Students: A Social-Cognitive Approach

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    Gonzalez, Laura M.

    2012-01-01

    Latino students attend 2-year colleges more often than 4-year colleges. This has an impact on the rate of bachelor's degree attainment, because the transfer rate between the 2 levels is low. The author uses national data to identify predictors associated with college-level choice and then uses social-cognitive career theory (Lent, Brown, &…

  18. Explaining Gaps in Readiness for College-Level Math: The Role of High School Courses

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    Long, Mark C.; Iatarola, Patrice; Conger, Dylan

    2009-01-01

    Despite increased requirements for high school graduation, almost one-third of the nation's college freshmen are unprepared for college-level math. The need for remediation is particularly high among students who are low income, Hispanic, and black. Female students are also less likely than males to be ready for college-level math. This article…

  19. Mental Health Symptoms among Student Service Members/Veterans and Civilian College Students

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    Cleveland, Sandi D.; Branscum, Adam J.; Bovbjerg, Viktor E.; Thorburn, Sheryl

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate if and to what extent student service members/veterans differ from civilian college students in the prevalence of self-reported symptoms of poor mental health. Participants: The Fall 2011 implementation of the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment included 27,774…

  20. College-Level Choice of Latino High School Students: A Social-Cognitive Approach

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    Gonzalez, Laura M.

    2012-01-01

    Latino students attend 2-year colleges more often than 4-year colleges. This has an impact on the rate of bachelor's degree attainment, because the transfer rate between the 2 levels is low. The author uses national data to identify predictors associated with college-level choice and then uses social-cognitive career theory (Lent, Brown, &…

  1. The Impact of Florida's Bright Futures Scholarship Program on High School Performance and College Enrollment

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    Harkreader, Steve; Hughes, John; Tozzi, Melanie Hicks; Vanlandingham, Gary

    2008-01-01

    Florida's Bright Futures program is one of the nation's largest merit-based scholarship initiatives. This study used high school transcript and college enrollment data to examine the program's impact on high school course-taking patterns, school grades, college entrance exam scores, and rates of college attendance over time. The study indicates…

  2. Sexual Violence, Weight Perception, and Eating Disorder Indicators in College Females

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    Groff Stephens, Sara; Wilke, Dina J.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To examine the relationships between sexual violence experiences, inaccurate body weight perceptions, and the presence of eating disorder (ED) indicators in a sample of female US college students. Participants: Participants were 6,090 college females 25 years of age and younger. Methods: A secondary analysis of National College Health…

  3. Loren Pope Touted "No Name" Colleges in a Brand-Name World

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    Hoover, Eric

    2008-01-01

    This article profiles Loren Pope, a college consultant and a former education editor at "The New York Times" who touted "no name" colleges and called the nation's most famous university, Harvard University, a rip-off. In his influential book "Colleges That Change Lives" (Penguin, 1996), Mr. Pope profiled 40 institutions--most of them small…

  4. The Internet Goes to College: How Students Are Living in the Future with Today's Technology.

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    Jones, Steve

    This study examined the Internet's impact on college students' daily lives and the impact of that use on their academic and social routines. Students from 27 colleges and universities participated. The sample was tested and found to be reflective of the national population of college students. Roughly half the students were given a questionnaire…

  5. 77 FR 74872 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

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    2012-12-18

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College... Natural History, Amherst College (formerly the Pratt Museum of Natural History) has completed an inventory... the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College. Repatriation of the human remains to...

  6. Game Changers: The Quest to Rethink Institutional Roles and Functions at U.S. Community Colleges

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    Woods, Bob

    2014-01-01

    When the 10 members of the American Association of Community College's (AACC's) 21st-Century Implementation Team 7 (nine of whom are community college presidents) sat down in 2013 to talk about reforming institutional roles and functions at the nation's two-year career and technical colleges, everyone in the room knew the work before them would be…

  7. 75 FR 20568 - National Sea Grant Advisory Board

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    2010-04-20

    ... National Sea Grant College Program. DATES: Solicitation of nominations is open ended: resumes may be sent... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board AGENCY: National Oceanic... National Sea Grant Advisory Board members and notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: This notice responds...

  8. 14 CFR 1259.301 - Identification of national needs.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Identification of national needs. 1259.301... COLLEGE AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM National Needs Grants § 1259.301 Identification of national needs. National needs shall be identified by the Administrator who shall consider specific national needs and...

  9. Depression and College Students

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    ... depression and other mental health issues? Reference Share Depression and College Students Download PDF Download ePub Order ... Answers to college students’ frequently asked questions about depression Feeling moody, sad, or grouchy? Who doesn’t ...

  10. Coping with College Stress

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    ... gov/news/fullstory_160792.html Coping With College Stress Parents can help make the transition easier for ... 5, 2016 MONDAY, Sept. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stress and anxiety are common among new college students, ...

  11. American College Health Association

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    ... An Open Letter to the Next President: Make College Students' Health a Priority ACHA offers a three- ... and Services New ACHA Guidelines: Opioid Prescribing in College Health In response to the current opioid epidemic, ...

  12. College Women's Health

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    ... the College Women's Social Media Kit! College Women's Social Media Toolkit Use the Social Media Toolkit to ... International Programs News & Events Training & Continuing Education Inspections & Compliance Federal, State & Local Officials Consumers Health Professionals Science & ...

  13. The Mobilization and Return of Undergraduate Students Serving in the National Guard and Reserves

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    Bauman, Mark

    2009-01-01

    Some reserve and National Guard personnel are enrolled in college. Much like those who choose not to attend college, reservists and Guard members who are students are challenged by issues of separation from family and employment. However, members of the reserves and National Guard who are college students must also separate from their educational…

  14. Female College Drinking and the Social Learning Theory: An Examination of the Developmental Transition Period from High School to College

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    LaBrie, Joseph W.; Huchting, Karie; Pedersen, Eric R.; Hummer, Justin F.; Shelesky, Kristin; TAWALBEH, SUMMER

    2007-01-01

    Problematic drinking among college students remains a national issue with large percentages of college students reporting heavy episodic or binge drinking (Wechsler, Dowdall, Davenport, & Castillo, 1995) and experiencing severe alcohol-related consequences ranging from poor academic performance, to sexual assault, vandalism, and even death (Hingson, Heeren, Winter, & Wechsler, 2005; Wechsler et al., 2002). According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA, 2002), the ...

  15. College Risk and Return

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    Gonzalo Castex

    2011-01-01

    Attending college is thought of as a very profitable investment decision, as its estimated annualized return ranges from 8% to 13%. However, a large fraction of high school graduates do not enroll in college. I reconcile the observed high average returns to schooling with relatively low attendance rates when considering college as a risky investment decision. A high dropout risk has two important effects on the estimated average returns to college: selection bias and risk premium. In order to...

  16. All-College Council at Maryville College.

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    Blair, Carolyn L.

    In May 1968, the Special Committee on Community Life and Structure of Maryville College recommended that an All-College Council be organized by January 1969. Following approval of this recommendation by the Executive Council of the Faculty, the Special Committee proposed the nomination of 15 council members who were subsequently chosen in a…

  17. 偏远地区民族院校大学生时间管理倾向调查研究——以甘肃民族师范学院为例%National Academy College Students' Time Management Disposition in Remote Areas: Taking Gansu Normal Uni- versity for Nationalities as an Example

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    吴超; 左林华

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The article takes Gansu Normal University for Nationalities as a subject to review the present situation of u-niversity students' time management disposition. Methods: The article uses the relevant questionnaire to survey 311 college stu-dents and use T test and analysis of variance to process data. Re-sults: The overall level of university students' time management disposition is 3.32. There are significant differences in the time effectiveness on gender and grade ( <0.05). There are signifi-cant differences in the time value sense on majors, nation, only child or not ( <0.05). There is significant difference in the time management disposition and dimensions on school record ( <0.01). Conclusion: The overall level of university students' time management disposition is higher. Demographic variables have significant differences on certain dimensions of time management disposition.%目的:以甘肃民族师范学院为例,探讨偏远地区民族院校大学生时间管理倾向现状以及影响因素.方法:用相关问卷对311名大学生进行调查,运用T检验和方差分析对数据进行处理.结果:甘肃民族师范学院大学生时间管理倾向平均得分3.32;性别和年级在时间效能感维度上有显著差异(P<0.05);专业、民族和独生与否在时间价值感维度有显著差异(P<0.05);成绩在时间管理倾向及其维度上差异达到显著水平(P<0.01).结论:甘肃民族师范学院大学生总体时间管理水平较高,人口统计学变量在时间管理倾向某些维度存在差异性.

  18. Are Homeschoolers Prepared for College Calculus?

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    Wilkens, Christian P.; Wade, Carol H.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.

    2015-01-01

    Homeschooling in the United States has grown considerably over the past several decades. This article presents findings from the Factors Influencing College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) survey, a national study of 10,492 students enrolled in tertiary calculus, including 190 students who reported homeschooling for a majority of their high…

  19. Trends Affecting Community College Library Administrators

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    Elizabeth W. Matthews

    1977-01-01

    A national survey of administrators in the resource centers of community colleges reveals that they are assuming a new expanded role in a total program. They are becoming educational technologists for individual and curricular instruction assisting in teaching strategies and becoming involved in areas such as design, production, graphics and…

  20. Are Homeschoolers Prepared for College Calculus?

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    Wilkens, Christian P.; Wade, Carol H.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.

    2015-01-01

    Homeschooling in the United States has grown considerably over the past several decades. This article presents findings from the Factors Influencing College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) survey, a national study of 10,492 students enrolled in tertiary calculus, including 190 students who reported homeschooling for a majority of their high…

  1. Humanistic education in college English teaching

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    Liu; Wei

    2015-01-01

    <正>I.Introduction Over the past 20 years,Chinese higher education has obtained considerable development,both in quantity and scale.The university has made the important contribution to the national scientific and technological progress,and economic development.But at the same time,affected by market economy,some colleges

  2. The Changing Face of the College Store

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    Halligan, Tom

    2008-01-01

    Increased competition from Internet merchants, coupled with the swelling popularity of electronic books and skyrocketing textbook prices, is forcing the nation's college stores to get creative, find new ways to boost revenues, and drive sales of books and other merchandise to students and faculty. To make up for lost revenue as a result of…

  3. Aerospace Training. Washington's Community and Technical Colleges

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    Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Aerospace is an economic powerhouse that generates jobs and fuels our economy. Washington's community and technical colleges produce the world-class employees needed to keep it that way. With about 1,250 aerospace-related firms employing more than 94,000 workers, Washington has the largest concentration of aerospace expertise in the nation. To…

  4. Options in Education Transcript: Programs Nos. 184-187 (Cheating in College, Black Colleges, College Marketing, Co-Education in College).

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    George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.

    Transcripts from a four-part National Public Radio "Options in Education" series are presented in this publication. The first program examines student cheating at colleges. Students and faculty discuss methods of cheating, reasons for cheating, student attitudes toward cheating, specific instances of cheating, and provide insights into why…

  5. The Changing Face of the College Store

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    Halligan, Tom

    2008-01-01

    Increased competition from Internet merchants, coupled with the swelling popularity of electronic books and skyrocketing textbook prices, is forcing the nation's college stores to get creative, find new ways to boost revenues, and drive sales of books and other merchandise to students and faculty. To make up for lost revenue as a result of…

  6. Commission on College Geography. Final Report.

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    Lounsbury, John F.

    This 1974 report describes the history of the Commission on College Geography, which was supported by the National Science Foundation. There are four major parts to the paper. Part I deals with the objectives of the commission. It was established in 1963 as an outgrowth of the work of the Liberal Education Committee appointed by the Council of the…

  7. EPA Holds National Sustainable Design Expo

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    WASHINGTON, DC - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg will open the 11th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo Saturday morning in Alexandria, Va. The expo will host student teams from colleges and universities across t

  8. West Virginia Community Colleges.

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    Miller, Eldon L.; Dziagwa, Constance E.

    1997-01-01

    Discusses efforts over the past 25 years to formalize the role of West Virginia's community colleges in the context of the state's rural character and low college graduation rates. Describes a reorganization following a 1987 study by the Carnegie Foundation and state legislation designed to fine tune the colleges' mission. (10 citations) (AJL)

  9. Cyberbullying in College

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    Carlos P. Zalaquett; SeriaShia J. Chatters

    2014-01-01

    Cyberbullying is commonly presented as affecting K-12 populations. Current research suggests cyberbullying continues in college. A diverse sample of 613 university students was surveyed to study their cyberbullying experiences in high school and college. Nineteen percent of the sample reported being a victim of cyberbullying in college and 35% of this subsample reported being cyberbullied in high school. Additional fin...

  10. Community College Periodicals.

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    Pederson, Eldor O.

    Drawing from an examination of community college periodicals, their availability and characteristics, the academic affiliations of contributing authors, and the topics of their articles, this paper discusses the minor role which community college periodicals appear to play. A list of 35 periodicals dealing primary with community college education…

  11. Prometheus College Bound.

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    Austell, David B., Jr.

    1986-01-01

    Reports on interviews conducted to assess the status of humanities instruction in North Carolina's community colleges. Includes Dallas Herring's reflections on the establishment and growth of the state's community college system. Summarizes interviews with central office representatives and two-year college managers concerning the mission and…

  12. Early College High Schools

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    Dessoff, Alan

    2011-01-01

    For at-risk students who stand little chance of going to college, or even finishing high school, a growing number of districts have found a solution: Give them an early start in college while they still are in high school. The early college high school (ECHS) movement that began with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 10 years ago…

  13. COMPREHENSIVE JUNIOR COLLEGES.

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    NIKITAS, CHRISTUS M.; AND OTHERS

    TO MEET THE STATE'S HIGHER EDUCATION NEEDS, THE NEW HAMPSHIRE JUNIOR COLLEGE COMMISSION DEVELOPED A PLAN OF (1) GRADUAL AND SELECTIVE CONVERSION OF THE STATE'S TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS TO COMPREHENSIVE JUNIOR COLLEGES, (2) SELECTIVE ADDITION OF 2-YEAR PROGRAMS AT THE STATE COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES, AND (3) ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE…

  14. Prometheus College Bound.

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    Austell, David B., Jr.

    1986-01-01

    Reports on interviews conducted to assess the status of humanities instruction in North Carolina's community colleges. Includes Dallas Herring's reflections on the establishment and growth of the state's community college system. Summarizes interviews with central office representatives and two-year college managers concerning the mission and…

  15. College Access Marketing

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    Tremblay, Christopher W.

    2011-01-01

    College Access Marketing (CAM) is a relatively new phenomenon that seeks to positively influence the college-going rate. This report defines CAM, describes CAM examples, and discusses how CAM seeks to counter barriers to college. It explores four main elements of CAM: information, marketing, advocacy, and social mobilization. Further, it…

  16. 解放思想“五破五立”与普通高校民族传统体育学科发展理念研究%Emancipating the Mind of "Five Break Five Stand" and the Development of National Traditional Sports Disciplines in Average Colleges

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    姚孔运

    2015-01-01

    文章以解放思想“五破五立”为视角,运用文献资料法、逻辑推理法等研究方法,对普通高校民族传统体育学科发展理念进行研究,研究表明:破除普通高校民族传统体育学科品牌思想,树立争先意识;破除普通高校民族传统体育学科墨守陈规思想,树立开拓创新意识;破除普通高校民族传统体育学科闭关自守思想,树立包容合作开放意识;破除普通高校民族传统体育学科反映迟缓思想,树立博爱办学意识;破除普通高校民族传统体育学科忽视产业化思想,树立企、商业化嫁接意识,旨在为我国普通高校民族传统体育学科发展提供理论参考与借鉴。%From the perspective of emancipate the mind of "Five Break Five Stand", using the research methods of literature, logic reasoning, the paper does the study on the concept of national traditional sports discipline development of ordinary universities, and shows that: abolishing the thought of national traditional sports disciplines brand in common colleges and universities to set up the consciousness to be first; breaking the ordinary university national traditional sports discipline conformity thought to set up the innovation consciousness; abolishing the thought of closed in common colleges and universities in national traditional sports disciplines to set up the consciousness of open and inclusive and cooperation; breaking the slow thinking of national traditional sports disciplines in ordinary universities to set up the consciousness of humanity education; breaking traditional sports disciplines in common colleges and universities that ignore the industrialization thought, to set up the enterprises, commercial grafting consciousness. The study aims at providing theoretical reference to the traditional sports disciplines for its development in the ordinary universities.

  17. Design of College Students’ employment management system based on WEB

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    Cao Yu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Since at the end of last century, our country cancelled the allocation of national college students employment, college graduates employment pressure also with the increasing trend of the expansion of enrollment in Colleges and universities. At the same time, it also greatly increased difficulty in the college students employment management, under this background, the traditional manual management mode obviously can not meet the required at present. In the information technology increasingly perfect today, how it has become an important task of university reform through the digital management information system technology research and development of College Students’ employment. In this paper, a management system based on Web Technology College Students Employment launches the analysis, aimed at through the information technology, to promote the management of information, efficient development, so as to provide an important reference for the employment decision.

  18. 国家开放大学地方学院和学习中心建设策略研究--以大庆广播电视大学为例%Construction of the National Open University Local Colleges and Learning Centers---Taking the Open University of Daqing City for Example

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    刘鹏斌

    2014-01-01

    In the process of the transition to National Open University local college and learning center ,Daqing Open University put the record of formal schooling education in important position ,to expand the non academic education as the mission ,to strengthen teachers team construction as the fun-damental , and to improve the school environment as the condition , w hich reflecting its ow n characteristics ,growing and perfecting . The development of Daqing Open University provide some beneficial reference for our construction of National Open University local colleges and learning centers .%大庆广播电视大学在向国家开放大学地方学院和学习中心的转型中,以发展学历教育为立足点,以扩大非学历教育为使命,以加强师资队伍建设为根本,以改善办学环境为条件,为我国开放大学地方学院和学习中心的建设提供了有益借鉴。

  19. Historical Analysis of the Policy on the College Entrance System in South Korea

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    Choi, Hee Jun; Park, Ji-Hye

    2013-01-01

    The national college admission system has quite frequently been altered in South Korea since Korea was liberated from Japanese colonial rule in 1945. Nonetheless, there are still many ways in which the national college entrance system can be improved. This article initially analysed and synthesized the issues associated with the Korean college…

  20. 78 FR 56733 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

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    2013-09-13

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Logan Museum of Anthropology... Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer...

  1. Effects of Greek Affiliation on African American Students' Engagement: Differences by College Racial Composition

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    Patton, Lori D.; Bridges, Brian K.; Flowers, Lamont A.

    2011-01-01

    This study used a nationally representative sample of African American college students to examine the degree to which their affiliation with a Greek-letter organization contributed to engagement in effective educational practices by analyzing National Survey of Student Engagement data at historically Black colleges and universities and…

  2. The Impact of Desegregation on College Choices of Elite Black Athletes

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    La Noue, George R.; Bennett, Mark

    2014-01-01

    Even a casual observer of American college athletics can see the emergence of star black athletes in conferences that once were racially segregated. By analyzing the college origins of National Football League and National Basketball Association draft choices between 1947 and 2011, this research measures the impact of higher education…

  3. Welcome to America, welcome to college: Comparing the effects of immigrant generation and college generation on physical science and engineering career

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    Lung, Florin; Potvin, Geoff; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.

    2013-01-01

    Students enter college with social, cultural, and economic resources (well described Bourdieu's concepts of habitus and capital) that significantly impact their goals, actions, and successes. Two important determinants of the amount and type of resources available to students are their immigrant generation and college generation status. Drawing on a national sample of 6860 freshmen enrolled in college English, we compare and contrast the effects of immigrant generation with those of college generation status on physical science and engineering career intentions to explore some of the challenges faced by the first in the family to become an American and/or go to college.

  4. College Tennis Referee Training Bilingual Teaching Research Within the National Fitness Project%体育院校网球裁判员培训实施双语教学的研究

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    李亮; 刘艳

    2013-01-01

    By using the method of literature, Expert interviews, To our country sports colleges tennis referee training bilingual teaching research. College Tennis referees is our high level referees reserve force, Improve college tennis referees on-the-spot judging the English using ability to have the extremely vital role, Bilingual teaching is the cultivation of high level tennis umpire in an important way of talent.%  采用文献资料法、专家访谈法,对我国体育院校网球裁判员培训实施双语教学进行研究。体育院校网球裁判员是我国高水平裁判员的后备力量,提高体育院校网球裁判员临场执裁的英文运用能力有非常重要的作用,双语教学也是培养高层次网球裁判人才的重要途径。

  5. ON THE REFORM OF COLLEGE ENGLISH TEACHING IN CHINA

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    LiuRunqing; DaiManchun

    2004-01-01

    We conducted a nation-wide survey sponsored by our Ministry of Education between 20(0 and 2003 on the present situation and development strategies in college English teaching (CET). As one part of the research report, this paper focuses on the reasons why the National Syllabus for CET must be thoroughly revised and why Band 4 Test must be overhauled.

  6. Reaching a Representative Sample of College Students: A Comparative Analysis

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    Giovenco, Daniel P.; Gundersen, Daniel A.; Delnevo, Cristine D.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To explore the feasibility of a random-digit dial (RDD) cellular phone survey in order to reach a national and representative sample of college students. Methods: Demographic distributions from the 2011 National Young Adult Health Survey (NYAHS) were benchmarked against enrollment numbers from the Integrated Postsecondary Education…

  7. Overview of Pre-College Science Education in Japan.

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    Oki, Michinori

    The status of pre-college science education in Japan is reviewed and analyzed in this paper from four different perspectives having to do with the impact of the national syllabus and with social problems, teacher problems, and the changes occurring with students. Japan's national syllabus is explained and elements related to its implementation,…

  8. Cyberbullying in College

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    Carlos P. Zalaquett

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Cyberbullying is commonly presented as affecting K-12 populations. Current research suggests cyberbullying continues in college. A diverse sample of 613 university students was surveyed to study their cyberbullying experiences in high school and college. Nineteen percent of the sample reported being a victim of cyberbullying in college and 35% of this subsample reported being cyberbullied in high school. Additional findings and practical implications are presented.

  9. Establishing College Preparatory Conditions and a College-Going Culture in California Charter High Schools

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    Koven, Karyn Ashley

    2009-01-01

    Despite the large number of students entering high school, in our nation's urban centers with high minority populations, graduation rates are at "crisis levels" (The Civil Rights Project, 2005). Research shows a demonstrated relationship between high school graduation, college attendance and degree completion and the student's race and income.…

  10. College and University Challenge

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    This EPA's Green Power Partnership Challenge tracks and recognizes U.S. colleges and universities recognizes the largest single green power users within each participating collegiate athletic conferences.

  11. Local Solutions for National Challenges? Exploring Local Solutions through the Case of a National Succession Planning Strategy

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    Collins, Mike

    2013-01-01

    The notion of localism and decentralization in national policy has come increasingly to the fore in recent years. The national succession planning strategy for headteachers in England introduced by the National College for School Leadership promoted "local solutions for a national challenge". This article deals with some aspects of the…

  12. Mental health of dubai medical college students.

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    Ahmadi, Jamshid; Galal Ahmed, Mohammed; Ali Bayoumi, Fatehia; Abdul Moneenum, Abeer; Alshawa, Haya

    2012-01-01

    Considering the association between medical school dropout and psychiatric distress, we aimed to assess the prevalence of psychiatric distress among medical students at Dubai Medical College. One hundred and three medical students were chosen randomly and were assessed by the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). The mean age for the students was 18.85 year (Minimum: 17, Maximum: 22), and 90.3% were between 18 and 20 years old. The mean of GHQ score was 16.46. Of the participants, 47 (45.6%) were found to be in normal range (GHQ mean College students reported a significant level of psychiatric distress, however, it should not be underestimated, and actions should be taken to encourage Dubai Medical College students to get help from for psychiatric services for their emotional problems. The risk factors as well as the protective factors must be identified in nation-wide studies to promote mental health of medical students.

  13. 民族地区高等医学院校学生干部激励机制探析--以右江民族医学院为例%Analysis of the Incentive Mechanism for Student Cadres in Medical Colleges in Minority Areas---Taking Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities as an Example

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    黄乙静; 陈国湘

    2013-01-01

    Cultivation of college student cadres can form good role models among students.It is of great significance to promote the efficiency and ordering of student management.Taking Youjiang Medical College for Nationalities as an example ,this paper analyzed the reasons why the cadres group in medical colleges of the minority areas lacking working enthusiasm ,and relative countermeasures were discussed.The problems will be solved mainly by the incentive mechanism consisting of the management system of student cadres ,the training system ,the construction system of working platforms for students ,the reward and pun‐ishment system ,and the spiritual incentive mechanism.%  高校学生干部的培养对在学生当中形成良好的示范作用、推进高效有序的学生管理有着重要的意义。本文以右江民族医学院为例分析了民族地区高等医学院校学生干部群体中工作积极性缺失的原因,并进行了对策探讨,即主要通过构建由学生干部管理制度、培训制度、学生工作平台建设制度、奖惩制度、精神激励机制等组成的激励体系来解决存在的问题。

  14. The Countermeasures to Cultivate the College-Student-Village Officials for the Western Minority Regions:Taking the Institutes of Nationalities as the Case%民族院校为西部民族地区培养大学生村官探析

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    谢德琪; 张为波

    2014-01-01

    The lagged development of economy , culture and transportation have caused some negative phenomena that the "college-student-village officials"either can not go to and work in the villages , or show bad working , or hard brain flow, etc.These phenomena make the villages in western minority re-gions more insufficient in talents , slower in economic development , even more serious in social problems . In order to give full play to "college -student -village officials", many departments in those areas should join forces with each other .And the institutes of nationalities , with the omissions to cultivate tal-ents for the minority regions , should endeavor to cultivate more qualified "college-student-village of-ficials"with high political awareness , satisfied specialty , and strong practical ability .%由于经济、文化、交通等发展的滞后,大学生“村官”计划在我国西部民族地区实施的过程中出现了大学生“村官”下不去、待不住、干不好、流不动的现象,使得人才本来就急缺的贫困、落后的民族地区的发展更加缓慢,社会矛盾更加突出。为使大学生“村官”在我国民族地区充分发挥作用,需要多个部门机构的通力合作。而为各民族繁荣发展培养人才的民族院校更应积极应对,培养政治觉悟高、专业对口、实践能力强的大学生“村官”队伍。

  15. A Longitudinal Examination of the Role of Stereotype Threat and Racial Climate on College Outcomes for Minorities at Elite Institutions

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    Fischer, Mary J.

    2010-01-01

    This paper employs hierarchical linear models to explore the long-term effects of stereotype threat on college outcomes for students in the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen. Performance burden was negatively related to both grades and social satisfaction with college. Social satisfaction with college was also significantly impacted by…

  16. Instructional Experiences That Align with Conceptual Understanding in the Transition from High School Mathematics to College Calculus

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    Wade, Carol H.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.; Hazari, Zahra

    2017-01-01

    Using data from the first National study on high school preparation for college calculus success, the Factors Influencing College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) project, this article connects student high school instructional experiences to college calculus performance. The findings reported here reveal that students were better prepared for…

  17. 77 FR 42510 - Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY; Correction

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York... College of Dentistry, New York, NY. The human remains were removed from Bronx County, NY. This notice is... was made by New York University College of Dentistry professional staff in consultation...

  18. The Theory of Planned Behavior as It Predicts Potential Intention to Seek Mental Health Services for Depression among College Students

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    Bohon, Lisa M.; Cotter, Kelly A.; Kravitz, Richard L.; Cello, Philip C.; Fernandez y Garcia, Erik

    2016-01-01

    Background: Between 9.5% and 31.3% of college students suffer from depression ("American college health association national college health assessment II: reference group executive summary spring 2013." "Amer. Coll. Health Assoc." 2013; Eagan K, Stolzenberg EB, Ramirez JJ, Aragon, MC, Suchard, RS, Hurtado S. "The American…

  19. The Theory of Planned Behavior as It Predicts Potential Intention to Seek Mental Health Services for Depression among College Students

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    Bohon, Lisa M.; Cotter, Kelly A.; Kravitz, Richard L.; Cello, Philip C.; Fernandez y Garcia, Erik

    2016-01-01

    Background: Between 9.5% and 31.3% of college students suffer from depression ("American college health association national college health assessment II: reference group executive summary spring 2013." "Amer. Coll. Health Assoc." 2013; Eagan K, Stolzenberg EB, Ramirez JJ, Aragon, MC, Suchard, RS, Hurtado S. "The American…

  20. Academic Innovation and Autonomy: An Exploration of Entrepreneurship Education within American Community Colleges and the Academic Capitalist Context

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    Mars, Matthew M.; Ginter, Mary Beth

    2012-01-01

    Employing interviews with individuals from 16 community colleges across the country, as well as an independent consultant engaged in activities of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), this study considers the organizational structures and academic practices associated with community college entrepreneurship…

  1. "I Came in Unsure of Everything": Community College Students' Shifts in Confidence. CCRC Working Paper No. 48

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    Bickerstaff, Susan; Barragan, Melissa; Rucks-Ahidiana, Zawadi

    2012-01-01

    To improve low rates of credential attainment in community colleges, individual schools as well as a number of national organizations have developed a range of initiatives focused on increasing rates of college completion and student success. Although the importance of non-academic factors in college completion and student success has been well…

  2. Study on Self-esteem, Self-efficacy and Personality of National Defense Students in Military College%任职院校国防生自尊、自我效能感及个性特征的研究

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    2012-01-01

    Objective to learn about the self-esteem, self-efficacy and personality of national defense students in military college, in order to provide reference for their mental health education. Methods A total of 535 male national defense students in military college were tested by self-esteem scale ( SES), general self-ef- ficacy scale (GSES) and Eysenck personality questionnaire(EPQ). Results Major and to be student leader or not are concerned to the self-esteem of the national defense students in military institute ; to be only child or not is concerned to the self-efficacy. The personality of the national defense students is slightly same to that of the military students and servicemen, but is different from that of the university students. Conclusions to improve the mental health of the national defense students, their self-esteem and self-efficacy are the focus.%调查任职院校国防生自尊、自我效能感状况及其个性特征,为任职培训期间开展教育和管理工作提供参考。采用自尊量表(SES)、一般自我效能感量表(GSES)、艾森克人格问卷(EPQ)以及自编问卷方法,对535名任职院校国防生进行调查。结果显示:任职院校国防生自尊水平与专业、是否学员骨干等因素有关;自我效能水平与居住地等因素有关;任职院校国防生人格特征与军校生和军人群体相对接近,但与大学生群体有所不同。可见,对任职院校国防生进行教育管理时,应该重点从提高国防生的自尊和自我效能感水平入手,更好地维护和提高国防生在任职培训期间的心理健康水平。

  3. College Drinking - Changing the Culture

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    ... about college alcohol policies College Drinking - Changing the Culture This is your one-stop resource for comprehensive ... More about special features College Drinking - Changing the Culture This is your one-stop resource for comprehensive ...

  4. College Health for Young Women

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    ... sodium . Cut down on junk food (candy, chips, soft drinks, etc.). Snack on healthy foods such as popcorn, ... in a while to rejuvenate. Tags: college , immunizations , safety tips Related Content College Health: Health Services and Common Health Problems College Health: ...

  5. College Expansion and Curriculum Choice

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    2012-01-01

    This paper analyzes the impact of college enrollment expansion on student academic achievements and labor market outcomes in the context of competition among colleges. When public policies promote “access” to college education, colleges adjust their curricula: Less selective public colleges adopt a less demanding curriculum in order to accommodate the influx of less able students. As we argue in the paper, this adjustment benefits low-ability college students at the expense of those of medium...

  6. 幼儿教师“国培计划”培训成果转化存在的问题与对策研究--以徐州幼儿师范高等专科学校“国培”项目为例%The Study of Existential Problems and the Countermeasures in Training Achievements Transformation from “National Training Program” for Preschool Teachers- A Case Analysis of National Training Program in Xuzhou Kindergarten Teachers College

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    马玲; 佟元之

    2015-01-01

    幼儿教师“国培计划”对农村幼儿教育具有示范引领和促进改革的重要意义。自2011年起,徐州幼儿师范高等专科学校连续五年承办“国培计划”幼儿园骨干教师示范性培训项目,在培训成果转化方面取得可喜成果。该文探讨了幼儿教师“国培计划”培训成果转化的必要性,并针对幼儿教师培训成果转化存在的问题,结合徐州幼专培训成果转化的实践经验,通过分析培训绩效曲线图及培训迁移模型,围绕培训迁移动机、培训迁移气氛等几个维度,提出促进幼儿园教师培训成果转化的相应策略。%“National Training Program” for Preschool Teachers aims to play a signiifcant role of demonstration and guide, the offer of timely assistance, and promoting reform in the development of early childhood education in rural district. Since 2011, Xuzhou Kindergarten Teachers College has been undertaken “National Training Program”—nursery backbone teachers demonstration training program for consecutive ifve years, which has made great achievements in the transformation of training achievement. This thesis explores the necessity in the transformation of training achievement from “National Training Program” for Preschool Teachers, and puts forward the relevant transformation strategy of kindergarten teachers’ training achievement in view of existence problems in the transformation of training achievement, through the combination of the experience from the transformation of training achievement in Xuzhou Kindergarten Teachers College and the analysis of training performance graph and training migration model revolving around the dimensions of teachers’ training migration motivation and training migration atmosphere.

  7. Education and National Condition of General Medical Training on Physicians with Junior College Diplomas%专科层次的全科医学教育与国情

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    徐江荣; 郭化山; 乌建平

    2011-01-01

    我国农村社区卫生人才短缺,总体素质不高,特别是全科医学人才严重匮乏.利用专科层次全科医学教育"短、平、快"的特点,推行全科医学教育普及和充实农村社区基层医疗人才队伍,能够满足基层民众健康医疗的需求,符合现阶段的我国国情.专科层次的全科医学教育人才培养模式对创建中国特色的全科人才培养之路具有积极与深远的意义.%Because of the shortage of medical personnel in rural communities and the low level of the overall quality,especially the severe shortage of general medical personnel, universal implementation of general medical education and enrichment of the primary health care personnel in rural communities according to the fastness of training of junior college-leveled physicians can meet the needs of the primary health care for the public, which is in line with the current situation of our country. The training model for general medical personnel of junior college levels has a positive and far - reaching significance for cultivating talents on general medicine in a special Chinese way.

  8. Unmarried Parents in College

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    Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Sorensen, Kia

    2010-01-01

    Noting that access to higher education has expanded dramatically in the past several decades, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Kia Sorensen focus on how unmarried parents fare once they enter college. Contrary to the expectation that access to college consistently promotes family stability and economic security, the authors argue that deficiencies in current…

  9. Getting Exercise in College

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    ... I Help Someone Who's Being Bullied? Volunteering Getting Exercise in College KidsHealth > For Teens > Getting Exercise in College Print A A A What's in ... energy, both your body and mind need physical exercise to function at their peak. But with high ...

  10. Marketing the College.

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    Theodossin, Ernest

    This document is one of three texts which comprise the written components of The Responsive College Programme dissemination materials. The program is designed to help colleges in the United Kingdom market themselves and their courses effectively, and this volume, which is freestanding and directed at both the general reader and the specialist,…

  11. College Readiness for All?

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    Hess, Frederick M.

    2016-01-01

    In recent years, American education has enthusiastically adopted the mantra of "college readiness for all." What's not to like about that? Frederick Hess says that although he considers college readiness an admirable goal, he has serious reservations about advocates, funders, and policymakers imposing this norm across all schools. His…

  12. Community College Faculty Competencies

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    Alexander, Ann; Karvonen, Meagan; Ulrich, Jana; Davis, Tanya; Wade, Anne

    2012-01-01

    Much has been written about the characteristics of effective college teachers. However, skill sets have not yet been defined with any level of specificity. Also, instructors at community colleges have unique working conditions and challenges that influence how they teach. This paper illustrates the use of three studies conducted to build and…

  13. Isothermal Community College

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    Jones, Karen Kitchens

    2009-01-01

    Isothermal Community College (ICC) is located in Spindale, North Carolina. The college serves approximately 2,000 curriculum students every fall and spring semester and about 1,000 curriculum students in summer semesters. The Student Affairs department at ICC is divided into 10 functional areas. Over the last several years, student affairs staff…

  14. "Is College Worth It?"

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    Adam, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    The Pew Research Center asked an important question earlier this year when it embarked on an ambitious project called Is College Worth It?: College Presidents, Public Assess Value, Quality and Mission of Higher Education. While most today believe that getting a good education is key to success in the society, this report revealed surprising issues…

  15. Who Takes College Algebra?

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    Herriott, Scott R.; Dunbar, Steven R.

    2009-01-01

    The common understanding within the mathematics community is that the role of the college algebra course is to prepare students for calculus. Though exceptions are emerging, the curriculum of most college algebra courses and the content of most textbooks on the market both reflect that assumption. This article calls that assumption into question…

  16. MBTI and College Students.

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    Robertson, Jacqueline

    1997-01-01

    Seeks to determine if differences exist in learning styles between developmental "at-risk" college students and college peer-tutors. Finds that through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), differences existed on the Judging-Perceiving scale. Discusses academic skills related to this scale along with suggestions peer-tutors can use…

  17. Examining College Writing Readiness

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    Duncheon, Julia C.; Tierney, William G.

    2014-01-01

    Increasing postsecondary access depends in large part on enhancing underrepresented students' writing ability, or college writing readiness. However, what exactly constitutes college-level writing is not clear-cut, complicating efforts to improve secondary preparation. This article examines recent efforts to define postsecondary writing,…

  18. Student Consumerism at College.

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    Calabro, Hilda

    1982-01-01

    As colleges are forced to compete for students, the voice of the student as consumer grows louder. Recommendations of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education regarding how colleges, school districts, and information centers can furnish prospective students with information that they need as educational consumers are discussed.…

  19. The Experimental College.

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    Meiklejohn, Alexander

    "The Experimental College" tells the story of a 4-year academic experiment at the University of Wisconsin established by Alexander Meiklejohn. Aimed at finding a method of teaching that would help students develop "intelligence in the conduct of their own lives," the Experimental College discarded major requirements,…

  20. 苗族“芦笙舞”引入高职高专院校体育课程的探讨%Exploration of Introducing the “Lusheng Dance” of Miao Nationality into the Physical Education Curriculum in Institutes of Vocational Colleges Education

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    钱应华

    2012-01-01

    Through the methods of documents,on-the-spot investigation,logical analysis and so on.This paper analyzes the value and practical significance of introducing the "Lusheng Dance" of Miao nationality into the physical education curriculum in institutes of vocational colleges education.The "Lusheng Dance" has not only highly flexible and adaptable,but also relatively low requirements for the playground and equipment,and it is easy to learn and develop.Introducing the "Lusheng Dance" into the physical education curriculum in institutes of vocational colleges education can expand resources for scholastic physical education teaching,having an important of student’s body and mind,inheritance nationality tradition sports culture,promoting the reform and development of scholastic physical education.%运用文献资料、实地考察和逻辑分析等研究方法,对苗族"芦笙舞"引入高职高专院校体育课程的价值和现实意义进行了分析。研究认为,"芦笙舞"不仅具有很强的灵活性和适应性,而且对场地器材的要求较低,简单易学,易于开展。将其引入高职高专院校体育课程之中,对于丰富学校体育教学资源,节省教学经费,促进学生身心健康发展,传承民族传统体育文化,促进学校体育教学改革与发展具有重要的现实意义。

  1. Are female college students who are diagnosed with depression at greater risk of experiencing sexual violence on college campus?

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    Hossain, Mian B; Memiah, Peter; Adeyinka, Adeyemi

    2014-08-01

    We examined the association between depression and sexual violence among 18-24 year-old female college students using National College Health Assessment survey. Data were collected from a nationally representative sample of 10,541 female students on 33 college campuses. Results showed that female students who were reportedly ever diagnosed with depression were 1.56 times more likely than those who had never been diagnosed with depression to have experienced sexual violence. Female students who had one or more sexual partners currently were found 3.17 times more likely than those who had no sexual partner to have experienced sexual violence; similarly, female students who engaged in binge drinking in the previous two weeks were found about two times more likely than their counterparts to have experienced sexual violence. Depression is a public health issue and must be addressed sooner rather than later in order to reduce and prevent sexual violence on college campuses.

  2. Critical Thinking and Education in College of Technology

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    上村, 崇; 木原,滋哉; 宮田,健一

    2011-01-01

    We have tried to introduce critical thinking into the education in Kure National College of Technology. This article deals with significance of introduction of critical thinking into education in College of Technology. We think that the ability to think critically consists of the sum of various skills of critical thinking. We built a map of critical thinking skills and taught these skills in the classes, and most students understood these skills. We will introduce critical thinking skills int...

  3. A Research on Establishing a Training System for College Minority Students from the Perspective of National Culture Integration%民族文化融入视域下高校少数民族学生培养机制构建研究

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    陈龙涛; 李亮; 杨卫东; 张爽

    2016-01-01

    当前我国区域间交流不断加深,教育水平快速发展,少数民族学生的教育培养得到更多重视。高校少数民族学生具有民族特色鲜明、群体融入存在差异及性格与心理特征明显等特点。民族文化融入民族教育是实现少数民族学生良好发展的基础、是培养优秀少数民族地区人才及促进中华民族繁荣发展的有效途径。在民族文化融入民族教育促进其发展的过程中存在诸多问题。以“互联网+”为主渠道,搭建民族文化交流平台;以“一带一路”为契机,创新发展民族教育;以“五个认同”为基本点,增强多民族团结教育;秉承民族文化多样性理念,融合中求同存异是构建高校少数民族学生培养机制的有效途径。%Nowadays, with the increasing regional communication and the rapid development of education in China, greater attention has been paid to the education of minority students. Given their distinct national features, differential minority group integration and obvious mental profile, it is an effective approach to blend ethnic culture into national education with the view to realizing a better development of college minority students, cultivating outstanding talents for minority area and promoting the booming of Chinese ethnic people, though several problems remain unsolved. The paper puts forward ways to establish a training system for college minority students in the following aspects: employing Internet+ as the main channel to establish the national cultural communication platform, taking the strategy of “One Belt & One Road” as the chance to develop national advantage culture innovatively, and centering around the concept of “Five Identity” as the basic point to enhance the education of ethnic solidarity. All in all, we should obedient to the concept of ethnic cultural diversity and seek the common points while receiving the difference during the integration.

  4. The Application of Communicative Approach in College English Teaching

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    Tan Tao

    2006-01-01

    As college life is a turning point in one's life, receiving higher education is of great importance.A nation wide heat of learning English arises in these decades, college students' English competence becomes the most concern. This essay mainly discusses this concern from a communicative way by studying the theoretical base, the current situation of college English teaching and learning, thus to evoke the need for a new approach to language teaching, to show our students how the language system is used in normal communications and to enable them to cope with a varied range of situations in the target language.

  5. College Match Advising for the Moderate- and High-Achieving Student: Promoting Knowledge, Sharing Advice, and Giving Support. College Match Issue Focus

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    MDRC, 2015

    2015-01-01

    There is broad consensus that our nation must increase the number of low-income and first-generation students who enroll in and complete college, yet many academically capable low-income students enroll in nonselective four-year and two-year colleges where graduation rates are low and where they are less likely to succeed; others fail to enroll at…

  6. Dating Violence among College Students: Key Issues for College Counselors

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    Murray, Christine E.; Kardatzke, Kerrie N.

    2007-01-01

    The authors present a review of literature examining dating violence among college students. They describe 6 key issues related to dating violence among college students that affect college counselors' work. These key issues relate to the incidence and prevalence of physical, sexual, and psychological violence in college students' dating…

  7. 国家示范性高职高专图书馆战略规划调研与分析%Research and Analysis on Strategic Planning of National Demonstrative Vocational College Libraries

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    于成华; 张素; 杨仲睿

    2012-01-01

    科学的战略规划可以帮助图书馆把握未来、规避风险。根据全国百所高职示范校战略规划制定的调查情况,以及近几年制定及执行相关规划的经验,对高职高专业图书馆制定战略规划提出一些参考性建议。%Scientific strategic plan can help libraries avoid risks and grasp the future. Based on a questionnaire survey of the status of strategic planning in 100 demonstrative higher vocational college libraries, and the experience of the recent years' s drawing up and carrying out the plans, some reference suggestions on strategic planning are put forward.

  8. Survey of Sleep Quality among College Students of Yunnan University of Nationalities%云南民族高校大学生睡眠质量现状调查

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    岳亮; 罗鸣春; 唐宏宇; 董文惠; 杨志琴

    2014-01-01

    采用匹兹堡睡眠质量指数(PSQI)量表对云南民族高校大学生进行随机调查,了解其睡眠质量现状,结果显示:大学生PSQI总分为5.69±2.90,其中汉族大学生 PSQI 总分为5.42±2.676,少数民族大学生为6.05±3.149;睡眠质量问题发生率为24.5%,其中汉族大学生为18.9%,少数民族大学生为31.8%;男女生PSQI总分差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);不同专业大学生 PSQI 总分差异有统计学意义(P 0.05);The difference of total score of PSQI was statistically significant (P< 0.05)between different majors. Science students’sleep quality were worse in contrast with that of the sports college students,indicating that the overall sleep quality of college student was far from satisfactory,and is in dire need of improvement,among which the sleep quality of mi-nority students is especially urgent.Counter measures were put forth as follows:to raise the awareness of sleep hygiene,to participate more in exercise,to optimize dormitory environment.

  9. Race, College Attendance and College Completion.

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    Kane, Thomas J.

    This study examined the college attendance and degree completion rates of black and white students using census data and data from the class of 1980 of the High School and Beyond Study. Introductory information examines the racial gap in earnings. The following sections consider: differences in educational attainment in relation to wage…

  10. Female College Drinking and the Social Learning Theory: An Examination of the Developmental Transition Period from High School to College.

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    LaBrie, Joseph W; Huchting, Karie; Pedersen, Eric R; Hummer, Justin F; Shelesky, Kristin; Tawalbeh, Summer

    2007-05-01

    Problematic drinking among college students remains a national issue with large percentages of college students reporting heavy episodic or binge drinking (Wechsler, Dowdall, Davenport, & Castillo, 1995) and experiencing severe alcohol-related consequences ranging from poor academic performance, to sexual assault, vandalism, and even death (Hingson, Heeren, Winter, & Wechsler, 2005; Wechsler et al., 2002). According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA, 2002), the first 6 weeks on a college campus are critical to first-year student success. However, during these first weeks many students initiate heavy drinking that may interfere with their ability to adapt to campus life, and patterns of drinking established during these first weeks persist throughout college (Schulenberg et al., 2001). Approximately one third of first-year students fail to enroll for their second year due to difficulties with the transition to college (Upcraft, 1995). Drinking may compromise successful negotiation of the transition into college and therefore jeopardize overall collegiate success. Therefore, the ability to identify specific students as they enter college who may develop problematic drinking patterns and related negative consequences would allow student affairs personnel to more effectively design and target risk-reduction programs and interventions.

  11. Reorganization of School (Department) of Education in Colleges and Universities in the Early Period of National Government%国民政府初期对高等院校教育学院(系)的整顿——以1931-1936年为中心的考察

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    田正平; 陈玉玲

    2012-01-01

    In the early period of National Government,around "the limitations of the liberal arts education,and paying attention to the principle of the practical scientific",the National Government had adjusted the faculty structure.College(department) of education were regarded as important object of adjustment,through the methods of "cut,merge,stop" to adjust it,the number of its students had been declined.However,it was far from the expected results.One of the main reasons was that the related reorganization policies of National Government failed to be recognized by the majority of the reorganized schools;on the contrary,these were strongly resisted by teachers and students.Besides,National Government changed the policy of "restrictions on the liberal arts education"in 1935.%国民政府初期,围绕着限制文科类教育、注重实用科学的原则,对全国高等学校院系结构进行了调整,教育学院(系)被视为重要的整顿对象。通过"裁、并、停"等方式进行整顿后,全国高校教育学院(系)的在校生有所减少,但总的来看远未达到预期结果。其主要原因在于:一是国民政府的相关训令不但未能得到多数被整顿学校的认同,相反还遭到学校师生的强烈抵制;二是至1935年前后,国民政府"限制文科类教育"发展的政策发生了转变。

  12. The Relationship of High School Preparation in Mathematics to the Enrollment of College Freshman in Postsecondary Developmental Mathematics Courses

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    Lang, Erick

    2012-01-01

    A student's mathematical preparation is important in readiness for postsecondary study and ultimately success in a global job market. Nationally, a significant number of students are leaving high school unprepared for college-level course work in mathematics. A 2008 National Center for Educational Statistics report on Community Colleges indicates…

  13. Problem Gambling on College Campuses

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    McComb, Jennifer L.; Hanson, William E.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  14. Chinese Colleges Need More Endowment

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    杨瑞

    2014-01-01

    In this paper I talk about the importance of increased college endowments. First I will introduce the limited financial situation of current Chinese colleges. Second, I will present an analysis on the financial reports of STU and Yale. Thirdly, I will describe the current Chinese College endowment situation. In conclusion I will present four suggestions for enhancing current Chinese college endowments.

  15. CLEP college algebra

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    REA … Real review, Real practice, Real results. An easier path to a college degree - get college credits without the classes. CLEP COLLEGE ALGEBRABased on today's official CLEP exam Are you prepared to excel on the CLEP? * Take the first practice test to discover what you know and what you should know* Set up a flexible study schedule by following our easy timeline* Use REA's advice to ready yourself for proper study and success Study what you need to know to pass the exam * The book's on-target subject review features coverage of all topics on the official CLEP exam, including polyno

  16. Nationalism in Stateless Nations

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    Thomsen, Robert Chr.

    democracies need not, as argued by theories of 'classic' nationalist movements, strive for full independence. In fact, nationalist movements are adapting to circumstances by becoming autonomist rather than separatist, pragmatic rather than dogmatic, and the book illustrates how Scotland and Newfoundland, both...... - intellectuals, political parties and the media - the book combines historical, sociological, political and media studies analyses in an interdisciplinary investigation, providing a comprehensive account of the waxing and waning of nationalism....

  17. Money and motivation: other nations elicit better performance from their students through the use of high-stakes graduation exams. Along these same lines, Michigan now links college scholarships to high-school test results

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    Bishop, John H

    2004-01-01

    ...-specific examinations devised by a nation's ministry of education. These high-stakes exams are very different from the multiple-choice aptitude tests--the SAT-1 and the ACT--that serve a similar function here. Each subject exam is three hours or more, and students write essays or solve multistep problems, showing their work. My analysis of data ...

  18. Exploration on educational reform mode of national engineering laboratory in colleges and universities from perspective of brand strategy%品牌战略视角下高校国家工程实验室的教育改革模式探索

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    何泳

    2014-01-01

    Brand communication is the important apartment of the brand strategy of national engineering laboratory .The core identification ,extending recognition ,brand positioning ,communication tool are the four elements of the brand communication strategy mode . From the perspective of brand strategy , the national engineering laboratory in colleges and universities should explore the direction and the content of the educational reform , including brand positioning , brand culture , brand communication , brand innovation , brand internationalization ,etc .,to fit the development of engineering education .%阐述了品牌战略与高校国家工程实验室的关系,探讨了品牌视角下的高校国家工程实验室教学模式改革问题,提出通过核心识别、延伸识别、品牌定位、传播工具4个要素构建实验室品牌传播战略模型。在品牌战略视角下,高校国家工程实验室应在品牌定位、品牌文化、品牌传播、品牌创新、品牌国际化等方面探索适应工程教育发展的改革方向与内容。

  19. Attrition of College Administrators

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    Lindahl, Charles W.

    1973-01-01

    Suggests that many high-level administrators in colleges are leaving their posts because of the physical, emotional, and mental demands made upon them and because of the complex issues facing higher education. (DS)

  20. University College Hospital, Ibadan

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    Pattern of semen analysis of male partners of infertile couples at the. University College ... Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, between 1st January 1990 and 31st. December, 1999. .... reproduction, pregnancy can now be accomplished in area where it.

  1. College or University?

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    NancySteinbach; 邹国如

    2005-01-01

    Colleges and universities have a lot in common. They prepare young aduhs for work.They provide a greater understanding of the world and its past. And they help students learn to value the arts and sciences.

  2. Young Adults’ Fertility Expectations and Events: Associations With College Enrollment and Persistence

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    Raley, R. Kelly; Kim, Yujin; Daniels, Kimberly

    2013-01-01

    The analyses described in this article investigated the association between adolescent fertility expectations and college enrollment (N = 7,838). They also explored the potential impact of fertility expectations and events on college persistence among 4-year (n = 2,605) and 2-year (n = 1,962) college students. The analysis, which used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 cohort, showed a significant association between expectations for early parenthood and the likelihood of going to a 4-year college or 2-year college for both men and women. In addition, the authors found that pregnancies were associated with an increased risk of college dropout for women; however, if all of the estimated effect of pregnancies on the risk of dropout were causal, they would still not be a major factor contributing to educational attainment because fertile pregnancies among college women are so rare. PMID:23729862

  3. 36 CFR 1280.66 - May I use the National Archives Library?

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    2010-07-01

    ... Archives Library? 1280.66 Section 1280.66 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS... the Washington, DC, Area? § 1280.66 May I use the National Archives Library? The National Archives Library facilities in the National Archives Building and in the National Archives at College Park are...

  4. The challenges and opportunities facing renewable energy industries : public education and technical training[Conceptual framework for developing a national renewable energy training strategy for the college and institute sector

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    Robitaille, L. [Association of Canadian Community Colleges, Ottawa, ON (Canada). Renewable Energy Program

    2004-02-20

    Renewable energy technologies will play a major role in Canada's energy sector, with growth rates estimated at 10 to 25 per cent annually. The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) conducted a survey to determine how many renewable energy technology, post-secondary training courses exist in Canada. The survey examined the current status and future outlook of the renewable energy industries and assessed the training needs of the industry. The factors driving renewable energy market growth include environmental and energy policies, plus a range of incentives from federal and provincial governments. Market development will influence the rate of growth of the renewable energy industries. It was noted that existing renewable energy training programs are limited in scope and in effectiveness, and must be improved throughout Canada to meet the special training needs of the industry. Better strategies must be developed for technicians already working in the field and in remote locations. In addition, it was emphasized that consumer awareness should be increased to demonstrate the benefits of renewable energy technologies. 30 refs., 6 tabs., 2 appendices.

  5. Fostering of Learner Autonomy of Higher Vocational Students in College for Nationalities%民族院校高职高专学生英语自主学习能力的培养

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    黄国芳

    2012-01-01

    当代英语学习理论强调学习者在学习过程中的决定性作用,强调学习者的自主性。如何培养学生自主学习能力已成为摆在广大英语教师面前的一项艰巨的任务。本文在对我院高职高专英语自主学习情况调查的基础上,进行综合分析,我们通过教学实践,就如何培养学生英语自主学习能力,提出了相应的教学策略。%Contemporary English learning theory emphasizes the decisive role in the learning process,it emphasizes the autonomy of Learners.College English teachers now are confronted with one tough task that is how to cultivate self-autonomy learning ability.This paper makes an analysis based on the survey of self-autonomy learning among higher vocational students in our university.With our teaching experiments,the author puts forward some appropriate teaching strategies to cultivate self-autonomy learning ability.

  6. Thinking about the Work of National Scholarship Selection in Guangdong Medical College%关于我校国家奖助学金评选工作的思考

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    魏丽琼; 李群芳

    2012-01-01

    Aiming at four "difficult" problems in the selection of national scholarships, combining with the practical experience of the student work of the author, the article proposes solutions, to provide the reference for the selection work of national scholarships of the managers (counselors).%文章针对我校国家奖助学金评选工作存在的“四难”问题,结合作者本人学生工作的实践经验,提出相应的解决措施,为学生工作管理者(如辅导员)做好国家奖助学金的评选工作提供决策参考.

  7. Scotland: Nation without Nationalism?

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    Ya. I. Maltsev

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the period before 1990s two concepts were used to describe the Scottish political development: “Nation without nationalism” and “The stateless nation”. After the devolution of 1998 and electoral achievements of SNP neither of these constructions can properly characterize the processes, undergoing in Scotland. The forming of new alignment of political powers in Scotland is not yet finished, but so far its development leads to the emergence of political configuration separated from that of All-British, with regard to extreme weakening of “big” parties in Scotland. 

  8. Predictive Validity of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Pooled Cohort Equations in Predicting All-Cause and Cardiovascular Disease-Specific Mortality in a National Prospective Cohort Study of Adults in the United States.

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    Loprinzi, Paul D; Addoh, Ovuokerie

    2016-06-01

    The predictive validity of the Pooled Cohort risk (PCR) equations for cardiovascular disease (CVD)-specific and all-cause mortality among a national sample of US adults has yet to be evaluated, which was this study's purpose. Data from the 1999-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used, with participants followed up through December 31, 2011, to ascertain mortality status via the National Death Index probabilistic algorithm. The analyzed sample included 11,171 CVD-free adults (40-79 years of age). The 10-year risk of a first atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) event was determined from the PCR equations. For the entire sample encompassing 849,202 person-months, we found an incidence rate of 1.00 (95% CI, 0.93-1.07) all-cause deaths per 1000 person-months and an incidence rate of 0.15 (95% CI, 0.12-0.17) CVD-specific deaths per 1000 person-months. The unweighted median follow-up duration was 72 months. For nearly all analyses (unadjusted and adjusted models with ASCVD expressed as a continuous variable as well as dichotomized at 7.5% and 20%), the ASCVD risk score was significantly associated with all-cause and CVD-specific mortality (Pequations was associated with all-cause and CVD-specific mortality among those free of CVD at baseline. In this American adult sample, the PCR equations provide evidence of predictive validity.

  9. On the Bilingual Teaching Course of“Medical Literature Retrieval”in Medical Colleges and Universities of Nationality Areas%论民族地区医学高等院校《医学文献检索》课双语教学

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    花拉

    2013-01-01

    As bilingual teaching is one of the important components of cultivating talents in various colleges and universities ,the model of three-language teaching ,a minority language and Chinese ,together with English , helps to adapt to the international environment of the national talent training .This paper ,on the basis of the teaching experiences on bilingual course of “medical literature retrieval”of Inner Mongolia Medical University ,sys‐tematically analyzes the necessity and the objective conditions of the course in higher medical colleges and universi ‐ties in minority areas .Furthermore ,constructive suggestions on bilingual teaching contents and means and checking methods are put forward as well .%  双语教学是各类高校培养人才的重要内容之一,少数民族地区的高校用母语和汉语甚至再加英语,用三种语言来授课,有助于培养能够适应国际环境的民族人才的培养。本文结合内蒙古医科大学《医学文献检索》课程的教学经验,系统分析民族地区高等医学院校开设《医学文献检索》课程双语教学的必要性及应具备的客观条件,进而对双语教学内容和手段以及考试方式等提出了建设性的建议。

  10. 湖南高校实施《国家学生体质健康标准》测试结果分析%Research on Testing Results of "National Physical Fitness and Health Criteria for Students" in Hunan's Colleges

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    王冬冬; 肖夕君

    2011-01-01

    采用丈献资料法、访谈调查法、数理统计等方法,从各项目的测试成绩、变化趋势、等级评定以及综合评价等方面、对湖南省高校实施M《国家学生体质健康标准》三年来的体质数据进行了深八分析。结果表明:湖南高校实施《国家学生体质健康标准》以来,学生体质健康水平虽有提高,但仍位居“及格”水平,总体形势不容乐观。影响学生体质健康水平的因素除遗传和地域环境外,学生营养状况、审美观念、体育行为、意志品质,以及学校体育工作都是非常重要的因素。%This paper investigates the three-year testing datum of "national physical fitness and health criteria for students" in some Hunan's colleges from three aspects of testing result, altering tendency, rating evaluation by applying the methods of literature, questionnaire, compare and statistical analysis. The results indicated that it is unpromising for the total situation because of the "pass" grade although the level of student's fitness and health has raised since 2007.In addition to hereditary and regional environment factors that affect students' physical constitution, other factors including the nutrient condition, esthetic views, physical behavior, and willpower personality of college student as well as school RE work are of pivotal importance.

  11. 我院民族传统体育专业大学生武术能力界定及其培养路径研究%The study of our national traditional sports professional college students martial arts ability to define and cultivating path

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    2014-01-01

    我院民族传统体育专业大学生在完成三年的学业之后,转而进入实习领域,即将就业时,很多学生因专业知识结构不均衡而难以适应社会需求。这个普遍的现象引发了本人对我院民族传统体育专业大学生武术能力培养路径的思考。武术能力该如何界定,我院对民族传统体育专业大学生武术能力培养路径方面存在哪些不足之处,本文运用文献资料法、特尔斐法、问卷调查法、逻辑分析法对我院民族传统体育专业大学生武术能力界定及其培养路径进行研究,探索解决之道。%Our national traditional sports professional students after completing three years of studying, turn into the practice field. Many students for professional knowledge structure is not balanced and difficult to adapt to the needs of society when they upcoming employment.This common phenomenon caused thinking I of our national traditional sports professional students Wushu training path. How to define Martial arts skills Which shortage do our institute of path of national traditional sports professional students Wushu training have,This paper uses the methods of literature,Delphi method,questionnaire survey method,logical analysis of definition and training path of Chinese traditional sports in our college students Wushu skills,and explore the solutions.

  12. On National Defense Education in Colleges and Universities:Problems and Suggestions%普通高校国防教育工作存在的问题与建议——以河北省高校军训工作为例

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    边宏广; 韩振国

    2015-01-01

    There are many problems in national defense education of higher education currently. Thinking and understanding is not in place. Military expenditure is not standardized. Training officers and soldiers are inefficient. High-quality teaching staff is inadequate. Military training grounds is not affordable. All these require education authorities, military authorities, universities and other parties to work together, to strengthen publicity and education of university military training, to establish a reasonable and smooth mechanism for military training, to increase the education administrative departments of military training college students work supervision, to strengthen the construction of teachers' team. National defense education is to train national defense reserve talents for the armed forces, and to cultivate the ideal moral culture and discipline for our country's socialist construction.%当前,高校国防教育工作还存在思想认识不到位、军训经费管理不规范、帮训官兵难以保障、理论课高素质教学人员缺乏、军训工作的训练场地缺乏保障等诸多问题,需要教育主管部门、军事机关、高校等各方共同努力,对高校军训工作加强宣传教育、建立合理顺畅的军训工作机制、加大教育行政部门对高校学生军训工作的监管力度、加强专职教师队伍建设,为军队培养国防后备人才,为国家培养有理想、有道德、有文化、有纪律的社会主义建设人才.

  13. Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviors of Asian Pacific Islander Community College Students

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    Trieu, Sang Leng; Marshak, Helen Hopp; Bratton, Sally I.

    2013-01-01

    Analyzed were the sexual and reproductive health behaviors of Asian Pacific Islander (API) California community college students who took the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey. This was done to identify characteristics related to sexual behavior and choice of birth control and examine the association between condom use and history…

  14. Comparing Perceptions of Campus Crime Severity among Community College and Public Four-Year University Students

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    Lundstrom, Loren M.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  15. The Current Status of Drug Intervention and Prevention in College Athletic Programs.

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    Tricker, Raymond; Cook, David L.

    1988-01-01

    Surveyed National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I universities concerning existence, nature, and effect of drug testing and drug education programs upon college athletes. Findings from 43 head athletic trainers indicated that the trainers believed drug testing helped reduce incidence of drug abuse in college sports programs.…

  16. A Case Study of Women Presidents of Texas Private Colleges and Universities and Their Followership

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    Gregory, Shelley E.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this current case study was to document how women presidents of private Texas colleges and universities describe their leadership. The percentage of Texas women presidents (24.3%) closely mirrors the U.S. national average (26.4%) of women presidents of colleges and universities, yet the percentage of Texas women presidents of…

  17. Teaching for Social Justice: Motivations of Community College Faculty in Sociology

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    Brown, Sonia; Blount, Stacye; Dickinson, Charles A.; Better, Alison; Vitullo, Margaret Weigers; Tyler, Deidre; Kisielewski, Michael

    2016-01-01

    This article evaluates the reasons for career choice and job satisfaction among community college faculty who teach sociology, in relation to a social justice motivation for teaching. Using closed- and open-ended response data from a 2014 national survey of community college sociology faculty, this study finds that a preponderance of faculty do…

  18. Research, Policy, and Practice in Action: The Office of Community College Research and Leadership

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    Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.; Bragg, Debra D.

    2015-01-01

    The Office for Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) founded in 1989 focuses on P-20 education and the role of community colleges in facilitating educational access and equity. This article highlights the work of OCCRL as a research center that bridges inquiry, policy, and practice in contributing to the national dialogue on relevant…

  19. The Impact of College on Migration: Evidence from the Vietnam Generation

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    Malamud, Ofer; Wozniak, Abigail

    2012-01-01

    We examine the causal effect of education on migration using variation in college attainment due to draft-avoidance behavior during the Vietnam War. We use national and state-level induction risk to identify both college attainment and veteran status for men observed in the 1980 Census. 2SLS estimates imply that additional years of college…

  20. 77 FR 15798 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs..., Colorado College, Armstrong Hall, Room 201, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, telephone... as the Taylor Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center) and the Denver Museum of...

  1. 78 FR 53783 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO..., Chief of Staff, President's Office, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903... Springs, CO, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This...

  2. 77 FR 23498 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs..., Colorado College, Armstrong Hall, Room 201, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, telephone... Fine Arts Center (formerly known as the Taylor Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center)...

  3. 75 FR 58426 - Notice of Inventory Completion: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO; Correction

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO... College, Colorado Springs, CO. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from...

  4. 78 FR 19304 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Colorado College, Colorado Springs... College, Armstrong Hall, Room 201, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, telephone (719) 389... Center (formerly known as the Taylor Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center) and the...

  5. A Hidden Crisis: Including the LGBT Community When Addressing Sexual Violence on College Campuses

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    Pérez, Zenen Jaimes; Hussey, Hannah

    2014-01-01

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

  6. Sharing the Dream: How Faculty, Families and Community Leaders Respond to Community College Reform

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    2005-01-01

    In an effort to gauge receptiveness to Achieving the Dream, a major initiative to close achievement gaps at the nation's community colleges, the authors chose three participating colleges for an exploratory study. In each of the three communities, they conducted focus groups with relatively understudied stakeholders: full-time and adjunct faculty…

  7. Out-of-Pocket Net Price for College. Data Point. NCES 2014-902

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    Horn, Laura; Paslov, Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    This Data Point uses data from four administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:04, NPSAS:08, and NPSAS:12) to briefly present trends in out-of-pocket net price for college, the amount that students and their families must pay to attend college after subtracting grants, loans, work-study, and all other…

  8. 77 FR 42513 - Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

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    2012-07-19

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York... of Dentistry has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian... the human remains may contact the New York University College of Dentistry. Disposition of the...

  9. 77 FR 42507 - Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

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    2012-07-19

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York... of Dentistry has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian... the human remains may contact the New York University College of Dentistry. Disposition of the...

  10. 75 FR 36110 - Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

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    2010-06-24

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York... Dentistry, New York, NY. The human remains were removed from Broward and Levy Counties, FL, and an unknown... assessment of the human remains was made by the New York University College of Dentistry professional...

  11. 75 FR 33327 - Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

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    2010-06-11

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York... Dentistry, New York, NY. The human remains were removed from the Allred Bluff and Salts Bluff Rockshelters... assessment of the human remains was made by the New York University College of Dentistry professional...

  12. 77 FR 42508 - Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

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    2012-07-19

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York... of Dentistry has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian... the human remains may contact the New York University College of Dentistry. Repatriation of the...

  13. 75 FR 33329 - Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY

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    2010-06-11

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York... Dentistry, New York, NY. The human remains were removed from Lovelock Cave, Churchill County, NV. This... remains was made by the New York University College of Dentistry professional staff in consultation...

  14. 75 FR 14467 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Pierce College District, Lakewood, WA, and Thomas Burke Memorial...

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    2010-03-25

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Pierce College District, Lakewood, WA, and Thomas... in the control of the Pierce College District, Lakewood, WA, and in the physical custody of the... human remains were most likely removed from Gig Harbor, Pierce County, WA. This notice is published as...

  15. Total Quality Management in the Community College: Concept, Application, Implementation--Lessons Learned.

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    Coady, Sharon; And Others

    Based on the work of the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges and the Center on Education and Training for Employment, this document addresses the subject of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the community and technical college by examining the concept, application, and implementation of TQM and the lessons learned. First, "The…

  16. Teaching for Social Justice: Motivations of Community College Faculty in Sociology

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    Brown, Sonia; Blount, Stacye; Dickinson, Charles A.; Better, Alison; Vitullo, Margaret Weigers; Tyler, Deidre; Kisielewski, Michael

    2016-01-01

    This article evaluates the reasons for career choice and job satisfaction among community college faculty who teach sociology, in relation to a social justice motivation for teaching. Using closed- and open-ended response data from a 2014 national survey of community college sociology faculty, this study finds that a preponderance of faculty do…

  17. Yanan Spirit and Ideological and Moral Cultivation of Contemporary College Students

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    PAN Wen-long

    2015-01-01

    The spirit of Yanan is the heirloom of the Communist Party and the valuable spiritual wealth of the Chinese nation.The practice of Yanan spirit in the contemporary college students' ideological and political education in order to promote Chinese traditional culture,improve the ideological and moral cultivation of college students and culture the successors of the Socialist is of great significance.

  18. 76 FR 28073 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

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    2011-05-13

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit... of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit... Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, professional staff in consultation with representatives...

  19. A Research Update on Correlates of Heavy Episodic Drinking among Undergraduate College Students

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    Montauti, Sara Barrows; Bulmer, Sandra Minor

    2014-01-01

    Background: Despite prevention efforts of colleges and universities across the nation, there have been no substantial decreases in heavy episodic drinking among undergraduates over the past 2 decades. Purpose: This study provides an update on correlates of heavy episodic drinking for a recent cohort of undergraduate college students. Methods: A…

  20. What's Your College Degree Worth? A Research Project for the Labor Economics Course

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    Thornton, Robert J.

    2009-01-01

    Calculating the expected rate of return to their own college degree and comparing it to those of students with other majors can be an interesting and fruitful project for students in a labor economics course. Data from the surveys of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (not all that well known but available in most college…

  1. Mediating Effects of Stress, Weight-Related Issues, and Depression on Suicidality in College Students

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    Smith, Sydney S.; Smith Carter, Jocelyn; Karczewski, Sabrina; Pivarunas, Bernadette; Suffoletto, Shannon; Munin, Art

    2015-01-01

    Objective: Through a holistic health lens, the current study examines the effects of weight-related issues and stress on suicidality while controlling for depressive symptoms in college students. Participants: In total, 872 undergraduate and graduate students at DePaul University completed the American College Health Association-National College…

  2. From Paper to Praxis: Advancing the Discipline in a Small College Environment.

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    Mueller, Alfred G., II; Crisp, Delmas S., Jr.

    1999-01-01

    Presents the application of curriculum revision at Wesleyan College, a small single-gender nationally-recognized liberal arts college in central Georgia. Reexamines the communication major in terms of its scope and function on campus. Discusses problems encountered in the curriculum revision process. Submits this account to serve both as a guide…

  3. Parental Involvement in Middle School Predicting College Attendance for First-Generation Students

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    Bui, Khanh; Rush, Ryan A.

    2016-01-01

    Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study, this report examined the relationship between parental involvement in eighth grade and college attendance by eight years after high school for students whose parents have no college education (i.e., first-generation students; n = 1,358) in comparison to students whose parents have some…

  4. The Myth That Preferential College Admissions Create High Black Student Dropout Rates.

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    Cross, Theodore L.

    1993-01-01

    Examines the impact of affirmative-action college-admission policies on black student dropout rates in the nation's top higher education institutions. Black student dropout rate comparative data are provided that show graduation rate percentages of Ivy League schools, less-selective state universities, and historically black colleges. (GLR)

  5. Community-Based Research, Race, and the Public Work of Democracy: Lessons from Whitman College

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    Apostolidis, Paul

    2013-01-01

    This practice story tells of one professor's discovery and conduct of community-based research (CBR) at a leading liberal arts college. Originating through collaborations with an immigrant meatpacking workers' union, Whitman College's program on The State of the State for Washington Latinos has earned national recognition since its founding in…

  6. How Singapore Junior College Science Teachers Address Curriculum Reforms: A Theory

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    Lim, Patrick; Pyvis, David

    2012-01-01

    Using grounded theory research methodology, a theory was developed to explain how Singapore junior college science teachers implement educational reforms underpinning the key initiatives of the "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation" policy. The theory suggests Singapore junior college science teachers "deal with" implementing curriculum reforms by…

  7. Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs by College Students with Minority Sexual Orientations

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    Duryea, Daniel G.; Calleja, Nancy G.; MacDonald, Douglas A.

    2015-01-01

    Results from the 2009 "National College Health Assessment" were analyzed by gender and sexual orientation for college students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Male and female students identified as having a minority sexual orientation (gay or bisexual) were significantly more likely to use nonmedical prescription drugs than…

  8. Students Choosing Colleges: Understanding the Matriculation Decision at a Highly Selective Private Institution

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    Nurnberg, Peter; Schapiro, Morton; Zimmerman, David

    2012-01-01

    This paper provides an econometric analysis of the matriculation decisions made by students accepted to Williams College, one of the nation's most highly selective colleges and universities. Using data for the Williams classes of 2008 through 2012 to estimate a yield model, we find that--conditional on the student applying to and being accepted by…

  9. College Academic Performance and Alcohol and Other Drug Use. Infofacts/Resources

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    2008-01-01

    Several national studies have documented high rates of drinking on college campuses and a wide range of negative repercussions of student alcohol use. Associated with fighting, vandalism, acquaintance rape, and unprotected sex, drinking on college campuses has a clear and damaging effect on campus life. Difficulty meeting academic responsibilities…

  10. Social Belonging and College Retention: Results from a Quasi-Experimental Pilot Study

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    Silver Wolf, David A. Patterson; Perkins, Jacob; Butler-Barnes, Sheretta T.; Walker, Thomas A., Jr.

    2017-01-01

    Educators, policymakers, and institutions have worked for decades to increase rates of college graduation, but about half of students who enter college drop out without completing a bachelor's degree. Although the rate of student attrition is higher in the United States than in any other industrialized nation, about 30% of U.S. students will drop…

  11. Assessing Community College Student Learning Outcomes: Where Are We? What's Next?

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    Syed, Syraj; Mojock, Charles R.

    2008-01-01

    The Community College Leadership Consortium is building the Bellwether Coalition for Instructional Leadership toward the development of a voluntary system of accountability for community colleges. In response to the Spellings Commission's national call for accountability in higher education, the consortium and its partners convened an Independent…

  12. Exploring Chlamydia Positivity among Females on College Campuses, 2008-2010

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    Habel, Melissa A.; Leichliter, Jami S.; Torrone, Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    Objective: Describe chlamydia positivity among young women tested at college health centers by student characteristics: age, race/ethnicity, and institution type. Participants: During 2008-2010, colleges participating in a national infertility prevention program provided chlamydia testing data from females aged 18-24. Methods: Chlamydia positivity…

  13. The Impact of Cultural Validation on the College Experiences of Southeast Asian American Students

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    Maramba, Dina C.; Palmer, Robert T.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore the critical role of culture on the success of Southeast Asian American (SEAA) college students. Specifically, we examined the saliency of cultural validation and how it shaped the educational trajectories of SEAAs. A national sample of 34 participants was analyzed across 5 public, 4-year colleges and…

  14. Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs by College Students with Minority Sexual Orientations

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    Duryea, Daniel G.; Calleja, Nancy G.; MacDonald, Douglas A.

    2015-01-01

    Results from the 2009 "National College Health Assessment" were analyzed by gender and sexual orientation for college students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Male and female students identified as having a minority sexual orientation (gay or bisexual) were significantly more likely to use nonmedical prescription drugs than…

  15. The New Children's Crusade: Lessons for College Presidents from the 2008 Presidential Campaign

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    Thomas, Ronald R.

    2008-01-01

    The national presidential election, still in the primary stages, has galvanized the country like none since 1968. Sounding a chord with college students and generating on campuses a level of political passion and excitement the likes of which college presidents haven't seen for four decades, the election of 2008 is being figured in the press as a…

  16. A Comparison of Tuition Disparities among City, Suburban, Town, and Rural Public Community Colleges

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    Glover, Louis Charles

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine differences in tuition rates and college affordability indexes (CAIs) between and among U.S. public community colleges formulated upon urbanization criteria extracted from the Integrated Post Secondary Data System (IPEDS) maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which operates…

  17. College Competition: The Effects of the Expansion of For-Profit Colleges on Student Enrollments and Outcomes at Public Community Colleges

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    Soliz, Adela

    2016-01-01

    Community colleges enrolled 37 percent of students attending Title IV-eligible, degree-granting institutions in 2000, but by 2012, this had dropped to 33 percent (National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2013). At least some of this decline is hypothesized to be due to the rise of for-profit institutions, which enrolled approximately 9…

  18. National Academy of Engineering selects Engineering Education Fellows

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    Elliott, Jean

    2004-01-01

    Gary Downey, of Blacksburg, professor of science and technology in society in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been named a Boeing Company Engineering Education Senior Fellow by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

  19. Fitness Programs for the Aged: A Study of College and University Involvement.

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    Price, William F.; Lyon, Lesley B.

    1983-01-01

    A national survey identified innovative physical fitness programs for older adults at colleges and universities. Survey results concerning program area, type of activities, target population, and whether programs focus on the healthy elderly or on rehabilitation are reported. (PP)

  20. Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine team scores quiz bowl championship

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    McKeeby, Eric

    2010-01-01

    Three students from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine clicked, buzzed, and answered their way to victory, winning the American Association of Bovine Practitioners national quiz bowl competition in Albuquerque, N.M., last month.

  1. Dust Count Observations March 1933 - August 1933 in College-Fairbanks, AK

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — These data are daily dust count observations taken in College-Fairbanks, Alaska from 23 March 1933 to 29 August 1933. The data are part of a larger collection titled...

  2. The "Ideal" President through the Eyes of Russian and French College Students

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    Kasamara, V. A.; Sorokina, A. A.

    2013-01-01

    Research on the opinions of Russian and French college students reflect different national views as to the qualitity of personality that are necessary for the head of a modern state. (Contains 1 table and 3 notes.)

  3. 76 FR 7550 - President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    2011-02-10

    ..., business, government, military, homeland- security, and education communities in a national dialogue... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEARTMENT OF EDUCATION... Education, President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Board)....

  4. 75 FR 53279 - President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    2010-08-31

    ... education communities in a national dialogue regarding new HBCU programs and initiatives; (iii) improving... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION... Education, President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Board)....

  5. 78 FR 11865 - President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    2013-02-20

    ... education communities in a national dialogue regarding new HBCU programs and initiatives; (iii) improving... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION... Education, President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Board)....

  6. 78 FR 31910 - President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    2013-05-28

    ..., business, government, military, homeland- security, and education communities in a national dialogue... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION... Education, President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Board)....

  7. College students' knowledge about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

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    Brems, Christiane; Johnson, Mark E; Metzger, Jesse S; Dewane, Sarah L

    2014-01-01

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are the leading known preventable birth defects in North America. Knowledge surveys about FASD have been conducted with various health and allied healthcare providers and have proven useful in identifying gaps in knowledge and differences among provider groups to support prevention efforts. To date, no research has been conducted exploring FASD knowledge among college students. This study explored FASD knowledge in a sample of college students, a group at particularly high risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Findings are compared to professionals in several healthcare and affiliated professional groups who were previously surveyed with the same FASD-related items. Surveys from 1,035 college students at a northwestern university were analyzed. Included with the ACHA-National College Health Assessment II were questions regarding FASD. College students' knowledge was compared with that of professionals in key healthcare and affiliated positions to define their relative awareness of FASD risk. Overall, findings revealed adequate FASD knowledge among college students. Although minor differences emerged when comparing students and professionals' responses, most respondent groups answered with an 85% accuracy rate or higher. College students demonstrated adequate knowledgeable about FASD. Future research must explore whether such knowledge translates into lower risk behavior and consequent reduction in alcohol-exposed pregnancies.

  8. Who Is Unemployed, Employed or Admitted to Graduate School; An Investigation of the Employment Situation of College Graduates in China between 2003 and 2009

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    Wei, Bao; Binglong, Li

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, the employment of college graduates has become a focus of higher education policy and research in China. This article analyzes data from the National College Graduate Survey conducted by Peking University between 2003 and 2009, and examines the trends and factors influencing the path chosen by college graduates. Results show that…

  9. The Capacity for Life-Long Learning of College Seniors in the Mid-1980s to the Mid-1990s. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.

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    Hayek, John C.; Kuh, George D.

    This study compared college seniors' self-evaluation of skills considered important for lifelong learning from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. The study used data from the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ), a national database begun in 1983 which includes over 200,000 student records from over 600 colleges and universities. An index…

  10. The Royal College of Psychiatrists and the death penalty.

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    Gunn, John

    2004-01-01

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists recently issued a revised statement on its position concerning capital punishment. The College proposes to support psychiatrists who refuse to be involved in the capital process, but accepts that some may take up limited involvement in the manner set out in the document. The Royal College is the professional body for psychiatric practitioners in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Almost no public statements are issued from the College without first being deliberated on within at least two of its three major committees. The new document on capital punishment remains in the spirit of the previous ones. The topic of capital punishment is noncontroversial within the British medical profession. In all European countries, capital punishment is against the law, because there is an overarching directive from the Council of Europe (a wide group of nations, wider than the European Union) insisting that it be abolished.

  11. Non-Medical Use of Prescription Stimulants: A Comparison of College Students and their Same-Age Peers Who Do Not Attend College.

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    Ford, Jason A; Pomykacz, Corey

    2016-01-01

    Data show that the prevalence of non-medical use of prescription stimulants is higher among college students than their same-age peers who do not attend college. Because of this, most of the research in this area focuses on data from samples of college students and on use motivated by academic demands. There is little research that examines whether attending college increases the odds of non-medical use of prescription stimulants while including important covariates in the analytical models. The current research addresses this gap in the literature using data from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health for respondents aged 18 to 25 years old. We estimate a multivariate logistic regression model to determine whether college attendance increased the odds of non-medical use of prescription stimulants. The analysis showed that young adults who enrolled in college full-time were more likely to report non-medical use of prescription stimulants than their same-age peers who did not attend college. There was no significant difference between part-time college students and non-college students. Future research should focus on how specific aspects of the college environment, other than academic stress, may increase the risk of non-medical use of prescription stimulants.

  12. Success in introductory college physics: The role of high school preparation

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    Sadler, Philip M.; Tai, Robert H.

    2001-03-01

    High school teachers and college physics professors differ in their beliefs concerning the extent to which a high school physics course prepares students for college physics success. In this study of 1,933 introductory college physics students, demographic and schooling factors account for a large fraction of the variation in college physics grades at 18 colleges and universities from around the nation. Controlling for student backgrounds, taking a high school physics course has a modestly positive relationship with the grade earned in introductory college physics. More rigorous preparation, including calculus and 2 years of high school physics, predicts higher grades. Students who had high school courses that spent more time on fewer topics, concepts, problems, and labs performed much better in college than those who raced through more content in a textbook-centered course. College professors should recognize that a substantial fraction of the variation observed in the performance of students they teach can be explained by the range in effectiveness of their pre-college preparation, not simply innate ability. Although students without a high school physics course often do well in college physics, they are more likely to be academically stronger, with more educated parents, having previously taken calculus, and taking physics in their sophomore or junior year in college.

  13. The Child-Friendly Healthcare Initiative (CFHI): Healthcare provision in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Child Advocacy International. Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development of the World Health Organization (WHO). Royal College of Nursing (UK). Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK). United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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    Southall, D P; Burr, S; Smith, R D; Bull, D N; Radford, A; Williams, A; Nicholson, S

    2000-11-01

    Although modern medical technology and treatment regimens in well-resourced countries have improved the survival of sick or injured children, most of the world's families do not have access to adequate health care. Many hospitals in poorly resourced countries do not have basic water and sanitation, a reliable electricity supply, or even minimal security. The staff, both clinical and nonclinical, are often underpaid and sometimes undervalued by their communities. In many countries there continues to be minimal, if any, pain control, and the indiscriminate use of powerful antibiotics leads to a proliferation of multiresistant pathogens. Even in well-resourced countries, advances in health care have not always been accompanied by commensurate attention to the child's wider well-being and sufficient concerns about their anxieties, fears, and suffering. In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child,(1) the proposals set out in this article aim to develop a system of care that will focus on the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of children attending health care facilities, particularly as inpatients. To develop in consultation with local health care professionals and international organizations, globally applicable standards that will help to ensure that practices in hospitals and health centers everywhere respect children's rights, not only to survival and avoidance of morbidity, but also to their protection from unnecessary suffering and their informed participation in treatment. Child Advocacy International will liase closely with the Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the implementation of the pilot scheme in 6 countries. In hospitals providing maternity and newborn infant care, the program will be closely linked with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative of WHO/UNICEF that aims to strengthen support for

  14. TEACHING WRITING IN THE COLLEGE ENGLISH CLASSROOM

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    1994-01-01

    Introduction College English Language Teaching (CELT) is a special term for teaching English to non-English major students in Chinese universities. Nowadays in CELT, more and more attention is being paid to writing. This trend seems to have been reinforced by the inclusion of a writing test in the National College English Test, which has great influence on CELT in China. However, because of time limitations on CELT courses, usually four or five hours a week, it is quite impossible to plan a specific writing course. As a result, it has to be integrated into other courses-in most cases into reading courses. In Chongqing University (Chongda), for instance, writing is included in Intensive Reading. Although writing is combined with other English courses, it has not been fully integrated. In other words, the course including writing is divided into two parts which have nothing at all to do with each other.

  15. Analysis on IQ Test in National College English Contest%对全国大学英语竞赛中IQ测试题的分析与思考

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    胡素芬; 肖煜民; 肖枝洪

    2012-01-01

    Based on the scores of undergraduates in Huazhong Agricultural University in the preliminary national english contest for non-english majors in 2010, this paper analyzes the difficulty and discriminability in the IQ test of national english contest, the correlation between students IQ test scores and their total scores, between students' IQ test scores and reading comprehension scores by using the statistical descriptive method,T-test, the contingency table analysis as well as the interview. The result shows that there is some deficiency in difficulty and discriminability of the IQ test: students' IQ test scores are irrelevant to their total scores and reading comprehension scores. IQ test is deficient in standardization and diversity. This paper finally proposes some suggestions on how to standardize, diversify and innovatize the IQ test in national english contest for non-english majors.%以华中农业大学2010年非英语专业本科生全国大学英语竞赛题C类初赛考试成绩为例,利用t检验和列联表分析以及访谈法,讨论和分析了英语竞赛中的IQ测试题的难度、区分度问题,以及学生IQ测试得分与学生竞赛得分的相关性、学生IQ测试与学生阅读得分的相关性。结果表明:大学英语竞赛题的难度较大,区分度低;学生智力测试题成绩与总成绩无关,与阅读成绩无关。提出了进一步改进IQ测试题设计的建议:题型设计规范化;测试内容多元化;测试理念创新化。

  16. A history of the American College of Medical Quality.

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    Fetterolf, Donald; Brodie, Bridget

    2011-01-01

    The American College of Medical Quality is a national organization of health care professionals who are interested in the advancement of medical quality as a field. Composed primarily of doctorate-level individuals in medicine, dentistry, and podiatry, it also includes affiliate members in preprofessional training as well as nursing. Origins of the organization date to 1973, when it was first called the American College of Utilization Review Physicians. It is formally recognized by the American Medical Association and holds a seat in its House of Delegates. The College views the advancement of medical quality as a field of study within itself and offers multiple venues for self-education, testing, and professional networking for its members. Recently, rising national awareness of quality in health care as a field of endeavor has elevated enrollment levels and increased interest in the organization.

  17. Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use among Native American college students: an exploratory quantitative analysis.

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    Ward, Brian W; Ridolfo, Heather

    2011-01-01

    We examine alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use among US Native American college students by using 4 years of College Alcohol Study data (1993, 1997, 1999, and 2001; n = 267). To the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to quantitatively examine this population using advanced statistical analyses and a nationally representative sample of US college students. Descriptive and logistic regression analyses show that Native American college students have unique rates and patterns of substance use that must be addressed accordingly. It is suggested that specialized future research and policy are needed to properly address alcohol and drug use among this population. Limitations of the study are noted.

  18. Chinese Women’s College

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    1997-01-01

    Chinese Women’s College is located in Yuhuidong Road, in northeast Beijing. The name of the college was written by Jiang Zemin, President of the People’s Republic of China in August 1995 to honor the school.

  19. Complications - National

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Complications - national data. This data set includes national-level data the hip/knee complication measure, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...

  20. HCAHPS - National

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The national average for the HCAHPS survey categories. HCAHPS is a national, standardized survey of hospital patients about their experiences during a recent...

  1. Payment - National

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Payment measures – national data. This data set includes national-level data for the payment measures associated with an episode of care for heart attack, heart...

  2. College Level One: Articulation, Equity, and Literacy Issues. Workshop Report.

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    Bisgaard, Soren; Brillhart, Lia V.; Burgess, Ann B.; Cramer, Jane Harris; Denton, Denice D.; Downer, Janice D.; Dunwoody, Sharon L.; Ellis, Arthur B.; Hewson, Peter W.; Secada, Walter G.; Tobias, Sheila

    This document reports on a workshop entitled "Articulation, Equity, and Literacy Issues" hosted by the College Level One (CL-1) project of the National Institute for Science Education (NISE). CL-1 identifies important issues in undergraduate education and determines the best strategies for addressing them. Workshop discussions examine…

  3. College Resources and the Performance of Black Naval Officers

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    1991-06-01

    Afifi, A.A. and Clark, Virginia, Computer Aided Multivariate Analysis, (Belmont CA: Lifetime Learning Publications, 1984) p291. 20. Gujarati , Damodar N...Black Officers in the Armed Forces, (Washington, D.C.: Industrial College of the Armed Forces-National Defense University, 1986), 5. Gujarati , Damodar N

  4. Environmental Attitudes and Information Sources among African American College Students

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    Lee, E. Bun

    2008-01-01

    The author examined the environmental attitudes of African American college students by using the 15-item New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale. The author also attempted to determine their everyday environmental behaviors such as recycling and conservation and investigated major information sources for local, national, and international…

  5. Environmental Attitudes and Information Sources among African American College Students

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    Lee, E. Bun

    2008-01-01

    The author examined the environmental attitudes of African American college students by using the 15-item New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale. The author also attempted to determine their everyday environmental behaviors such as recycling and conservation and investigated major information sources for local, national, and international…

  6. Different Pathways to Leadership Development of College Women and Men

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    Shim, Woo-jeong

    2013-01-01

    Analyzing data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education, this study explored gender differences in the development and learning of college students' leadership capacities as framed with the Social Change Leadership Model (SCM). The results show that female students reported higher scores on six out of eight SCM values, and…

  7. Online and Hybrid Water Industry Courses for Community College Students

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    Campbell, Chelsea

    2017-01-01

    The Water Quality Management Technology department at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, CO received a National Science Foundation grant and converted 24 courses from a face-to-face format to online and hybrid formats. The courses were converted to meet a growing employment need within the water industry. The online and hybrid options gave…

  8. Student Ratings of Instruction at Teachers College in Taiwan.

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    Chang, Te-Sheng

    This study examined the effects of course level, class size, and instructor gender on student ratings of teacher performance at the National Hualien Teachers College in Taiwan. A total of 9,843 usable evaluation forms were completed for 440 courses (96 freshmen-level, 142 sophomore-level, 119 junior-level, and 83 senior-level) taught by 132…

  9. Internal Quality Assurance System and Its Implementation in Kaunas College

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    Misiunas, Mindaugas

    2007-01-01

    The article discusses the internal system of quality assurance and its implementation methods in Kaunas College. The issues of quality assurance are reviewed in the context of the European higher education area covering the three levels: European, national and institutional. The importance of quality assurance and its links with external…

  10. Pay and Perks Creep Up for Private-College Presidents

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    Stripling, Jack

    2012-01-01

    Private-college presidents often draw scrutiny for their hefty compensation packages, but most of them have a ready comeback: I could make a lot more money in the corporate world. While this statement is surely sometimes true, it is also true that some of the nation's top-paid presidents continue to receive perks that their corporate counterparts…

  11. Changes in Career Aspirations of Women Entering College.

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    Scherrei, Rita A.

    1979-01-01

    The career choices of women entering as college freshmen over the last ten years are examined. A survey tracing the national and regional trends for occupations (business, teaching, engineering, law, nursing, science, etc.), and racial differences (White, Black, Asian American, Native American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican) is discussed. (MLW)

  12. The Casualties of the Twenty-First-Century Community College

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    Wilson, David McKay

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses academic freedom that is currently under threat at many public two-year schools, which serve almost one-half of the nation's first-year college students. The growing reliance on part-time faculty exacerbates the problem, with many adjuncts feeling muzzled for fear of losing their jobs. The problem of academic freedom at…

  13. Millennials Talk Politics: A Study of College Student Political Engagement

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    Kiesa, Abby; Orlowski, Alexander P.; Levine, Peter; Both, Deborah; Kirby, Emily Hoban; Lopez, Mark Hugo; Marcelo, Karlo Barrios

    2007-01-01

    In 1993, The Charles F. Kettering Foundation published "College Students Talk Politics," a national study conducted by the Harwood Group and based on focus groups on ten American campuses. The study found, among other things, that students considered politics "irrelevant" to their lives and saw little purpose in ever actively participating in the…

  14. Helping Your Students with Disabilities during Their College Search

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    Hamblet, Elizabeth C.

    2009-01-01

    Over the past decade, the number of students with disabilities enrolling in college has increased steadily. Data are not gathered annually, but the figures compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics show that the number of undergraduates at degree-granting institutions rose from 1,508,000 in 1999 to 2,156,000 enrolled in 2003, a 69…

  15. Contributions to College Costs by Married, Divorced, and Remarried Parents

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    Turley, Ruth N. Lopez; Desmond, Matthew

    2011-01-01

    Using parent interview data from a subsample of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), the authors compared the financial contributions of married, divorced, and remarried parents toward their children's college education and found that although divorced parents contributed significantly less than married parents, remarried parents…

  16. Faculty Attitudes Toward Regulating Speech on College Campuses.

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    Dey, Eric L.; Hurtado, Sylvia

    1996-01-01

    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…

  17. The American Nursing Shortage: Implications for Community Colleges

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    Friedel, Janice Nahra

    2012-01-01

    This article examines national employment and program trends in the nursing profession, the nursing shortage in Iowa, and state policy and community college responses in Iowa. During the seven-year period 2001-2008, two Iowa governors convened special task forces to study the nursing shortage and to make recommendations. The policy responses dealt…

  18. 6 Things They May Not Have Taught You in College

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    Branscome, Eric

    2009-01-01

    As a college music educator, it's the author's primary duty to prepare the next generation of music teachers for their careers. Considering the ever-increasing demands on music educators, the task may seem daunting. Therefore methods teachers cram their lessons to the brim with National Standards, child development, Kodaly, conducting, Orff,…

  19. Independent Colleges and Universities in a Time of Transition

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    Ehrenberg, Ronald G.

    2011-01-01

    Being a president of a member institution of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is fraught with challenges. To name but a few: (1) The nation's financial meltdown in 2008 and the accompanying great recession has dramatically increased families' financial need and led to increased pressure on financial aid budgets; (2) Reductions in…

  20. The Migration of High School Graduates to College

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    Cooke, Thomas J.; Boyle, Paul

    2011-01-01

    The National Center for Education Statistics reports that over 250,000 high school graduates moved across state lines to enroll in college in 2008. The choices made by these high ability individuals may have long-lasting implications for state economies; not only do they contribute to state and local economies through their tuition and daily…