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  1. Examining the College Preparation and Intermediate Outcomes of College Success of Avid Graduates Enrolled in Universities and Community Colleges

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    Huerta, Jeffery; Watt, Karen M.

    2015-01-01

    This quantitative study examined first-year university and community college students who were former Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) high school students. Participants in this study were students from groups that are underrepresented in higher education. In the first sample of 329 graduates, grade point average and college credit…

  2. Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? A Study of Recent High School Graduates, College Instructors, and Employers

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    Achieve, Inc., 2005

    2005-01-01

    As many as two in five recent high school graduates say that there are gaps between the education they received in high school and the overall skills, abilities, and work habits that are expected of them today in college and in the work force. The majority of college students and high school graduates without a college degree say that they have…

  3. 1984 Survey of Bakersfield College Radiologic Technician Graduates.

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    Scott, David C.

    In 1984, a study was conducted to assess the success of Bakersfield College's radiologic technician program in preparing graduates for employment; to provide information for accreditation, evaluation, and long-range planning purposes; and to compare results with a 1977 survey of program graduates. Questionnaires, requesting information on…

  4. Limiting Skills Gap Effect on Future College Graduates

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    James A. Ejiwale

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Many graduates upon graduation from college or university find it difficult to get the job they planned to enter after they leave school. Employers are claiming that the new graduates are not equipped with the necessary skills required to work for them. Hence, they are not hirable. Obviously, it is easy to shift blame on academic for failing to prepare students with the necessary skills to be gainfully employed upon graduation. However, this is an issue that needs to be addressed jointly by all stakeholders involved in educating these potential college graduates while in school. This article addresses what skills gap is, some of its causes, and what to be done by students, educators and the industry to limit its effect on the future college graduates.

  5. Preparing Teachers of Statistics: A Graduate Course for Future Teachers

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    Garfield, Joan; Everson, Michelle

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes a unique graduate-level course that prepares teachers of introductory statistics at the college and high school levels. The course was developed as part of a graduate degree program in statistics education. Although originally taught in a face-to-face setting, the class has been converted to an online course to be accessible…

  6. The Labor Market for College Graduates.

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    Holmstrom, Engin Inel, Ed.

    1975-01-01

    During the spring of 1974 a series of seminars on student aid programs and student access were held in connection with the congressional hearings on Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The final seminar in the series focused on the labor market predictions and conditions facing college graduates. The presentations reported on four major areas;…

  7. Vocational Indecision in College Graduates. Educational Assessment Center Reports.

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    Lunneborg, Patricia W.

    This study compared 127 vocationally undecided college graduates matched by sex, age, and major with graduates who had selected an occupation on a Survey of Graduating Seniors. Undecideds had a significantly lower GPA than decideds, intended noncareer activities following graduation, less often were going to graduate school, and were far less…

  8. Recent RN graduate perceptions of educational preparation.

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    Candela, Lori; Bowles, Cheryl

    2008-01-01

    Nursing education programs strive to deliver curricula that prepare and transition graduates not just to survive but to truly thrive in any workplace environment. It is therefore important to reach out to those who have recently entered the nursing workforce to understand their views on educational preparation for practice. The purpose of this descriptive survey was to examine the perceptions of recent nurse graduates with regard to how well their educational programs prepared them for practice in their first jobs as registered nurses. Three hundred fifty-two nurses registered in the state of Nevada who graduated from a basic nursing program within the past five years completed the Survey of Nurses' Perceptions of Educational Preparation. Respondents perceived they were inadequately prepared in pharmacology, clinical practice, leadership/management, and the use of patient electronic medical records. In addition, respondents felt their programs prepared them more for success on the NCLEX-RN than for practice. Recommendations for addressing these issues are offered.

  9. Earnings Expectation and Graduate Employment: Evidence from Recent Chinese College Graduates

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    Po, Yang

    2011-01-01

    Chinese college graduates have faced increasing labor market competition since the expansion of tertiary education. Given rigid market demand, graduates with realistic earnings expectations may experience a more efficient job search. Using the 2008 MYCOS College Graduate Employment Survey, this study finds that a 1000 yuan reduction in a…

  10. Earnings Expectation and Graduate Employment: Evidence from Recent Chinese College Graduates

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    Po, Yang

    2011-01-01

    Chinese college graduates have faced increasing labor market competition since the expansion of tertiary education. Given rigid market demand, graduates with realistic earnings expectations may experience a more efficient job search. Using the 2008 MYCOS College Graduate Employment Survey, this study finds that a 1000 yuan reduction in a…

  11. The Graduates 1975. A Follow-up Study of the Students Who Graduated from Montgomery College.

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    Gell, Robert L.; And Others

    A questionnaire was mailed to all 1,020 students who graduated from Montgomery College during the 1974-75 academic year to determine the employment and educational circumstances of the graduates as well as to gather information regarding the graduates' attitudes toward their college experience. Usable responses were received from 635 (62%)…

  12. Preparing Students for College: The Implementation and Impact of the Early College High School Model

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    Edmunds, Julie A.; Bernstein, Lawrence; Glennie, Elizabeth; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Unlu, Fatih; Bartz, Deborah; Silberman, Todd; Scales, W. David; Dallas, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    As implemented in North Carolina, Early College High Schools are small, autonomous schools designed to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and are prepared for postsecondary education. Targeted at students who are underrepresented in college, these schools are most frequently located on college campuses and are intended…

  13. Preparing Students for College: The Implementation and Impact of the Early College High School Model

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    Edmunds, Julie A.; Bernstein, Lawrence; Glennie, Elizabeth; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Unlu, Fatih; Bartz, Deborah; Silberman, Todd; Scales, W. David; Dallas, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    As implemented in North Carolina, Early College High Schools are small, autonomous schools designed to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and are prepared for postsecondary education. Targeted at students who are underrepresented in college, these schools are most frequently located on college campuses and are intended…

  14. Guide to Sources: Colleges & Universities, Graduate Programs, Transfer Information, Financial Aid. Revised.

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    Goodwin, Bryan

    This library guide lists some of the more useful sources of information about colleges and universities that are available in the Fogler Library at the University of Maine. The 99 items cited are listed in four categories: (1) colleges and universities, including general, graduate, and foreign programs; (2) preparation for admission exams; (3)…

  15. "Chasing a Passion": First-Generation College Graduates at Work

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    Olson, Joann S.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the college-to-work transition as experienced by first-generation college (FGC) graduates. First-generation graduates are often adjusting to workplaces that are significantly different from parents' work environments. Design/methodology/approach: This phenomenological study explored the…

  16. Preparing Graduate Students as Science Communicators

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    Knudson, K.; Gutstein, J.

    2012-12-01

    Our presentation introduces our interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches graduate students at our R-1 university to translate their research to general audiences. We also discuss the challenges we have faced and strategies we have employed to broaden graduate education at our campus to include preparation in science communication. Our "Translating Research beyond Academia" curriculum consists of three separate thematically based courses taught over the academic year: Education and Community Outreach, Science Communication and Writing, Communicating with Policy- and Decision-makers. Course goals are to provide professional development training so that graduate students become more capable professionals prepared for careers inside and outside academia while increasing the public understanding of science and technology. Open to graduate students of any discipline, each course meets weekly for two hours; students receive academic credit through a co-sponsoring graduate program. Students learn effective strategies for communicating research and academic knowledge with the media, the general public, youth, stakeholders, and decision- and policy-makers. Courses combine presentations from university and regional experts with hands-on work sessions aimed towards creating effective communications, outreach and policy plans, broader impacts statements, press releases, blogs, and policy briefs. A final presentation and reflections are required. Students may opt for further training through seminars tailored to student need. Initial results of our analyses of student evaluations and work indicate that students appreciate the interdisciplinary, problem-based approach and the low-risk opportunities for learning professional development skills and for exploring non-academic employment. Several students have initiated engaged work in their disciplines, and several have secured employment in campus science communication positions. Two have changed career plans as a direct result of

  17. The Employers. A Survey of Employers Who Have Hired Montgomery College Graduates.

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    Gell, Robert L.; Harkness, Suzanne C.

    This study was undertaken to assess employers' attitudes toward the educational preparation of Montgomery College graduates in their employ. Further, it was an effort to gain information from employers regarding what improvements they felt could be made in Montgomery's curriculum to better prepare students for their future occupations. The data…

  18. The art of science education: Preparing graduate students of the 21st century to teach chemistry and physics in college and university settings

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    Lisagor, Terri

    This study examined the attitudes of a selected sample of Chemistry and Physics faculty and doctoral students to determine their perceived value (PV) of incorporating Teaching Methodology (TM) courses into program curricula to prepare graduates to teach in higher education. Barnes (1984) and Rosensitto (1999) determined professors' perceived need for graduate students to prepare for careers in academe. Barnes investigated professors of PhD students from several academic disciplines. Rosensitto included professors of PhD and Masters programs. This study included doctoral students, focusing on Chemistry and Physics PhD programs. The purposes of this study were to establish the percent of sample Chemistry and Physics PhD programs offering TM; to determine the PV of faculty (PV-F) and doctoral students (PV-S) for incorporating TM into the doctoral programs; to determine if there was a significant difference between PV-F and PV-S; and to identify respondents' opinions of best practices and suggestions for ways to incorporate TM into doctoral program curricula. The sample programs were analyzed to determine the percent of PhD programs offering TM; on-line surveys were used to gather data from faculty and doctoral students. Of the sampled programs, more Physics (21.7%) than Chemistry (14.8%) offer TM. The average PV-F was higher for programs offering TM than for those that do not, higher for Physics than for Chemistry, and higher for tenured than for non-tenured faculty. The average PV-S was higher for Physics than for Chemistry, and higher for programs that do not offer TM than for those that do. The average PV-S was higher for students planning to teach than for those planning to go into research or industry. This study looked at faculty and student responses to items on the Likert portion of the surveys. While the average PV-S (3.47) was significantly higher than PV-F (3.27), students and faculty had a remarkable similarity to the pattern for the responses to each of

  19. ADAPTATION OF GRADUATES OF AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES FOR PROFESSIONAL WORK

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    Matveeva N. I.

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The article highlights the issues of preparation of college graduates to the profession, to a market economy and the labor market; economic and social integration of young people includes the formation of professional qualities, commitment to quality work, a positive attitude to the changes in the production, teamwork, entrepreneurial development abilities, initiative and responsibility. The essence of psycho-pedagogical support was revealed. In psychological and educational literature, a psycho-pedagogical support is regarded as a system of professional activity which provides the creation of conditions for successful human adaptation to its conditions of life; psycho-pedagogical support of the educational process includes pedagogical and psychological patterns of training and education, tried and tested techniques and technologies, experience of teaching staff in practice. The aim of psycho-pedagogical support in terms of vocational education is to create an enabling environment for a successful personal development, ensuring social and professional self-determination, self-realization and the formation, preservation of psychological health of participants in the educational process. The work of the graduates to adapt to the professional activity was carried out on the basis of GAOU JSC SPA "Chernoyarsky provincial College" in the Astrakhan region

  20. Graduate Training in Toxicology in Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.

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

    1979-01-01

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

  1. The Employers II: A Survey of Employers Who Have Hired Career Program Graduates of Montgomery Community College.

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    Gell, Robert L.; Jones, Robert F.

    As part of a student follow-up system, a survey was conducted of employers of 1973-74 career program graduates of Montgomery College (MC). The survey was divided into three major areas: the value of an associate degree in the working world, an evaluation of the job preparation given to MC graduates, and suggestions for improvements in individual…

  2. The Employers III: A Survey of Employers Who Have Hired Career Program Graduates of Montgomery Community College.

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    Gell, Robert L.; And Others

    As part of a student follow-up system, a survey was conducted of employers of 1975 career program graduates of Montgomery Community College (MCC). The survey was designed to elicit responses in three major areas: the value of an associate degree in the working world, an evaluation of job preparation given to MCC graduates, and suggestions for…

  3. Preparing Community College Leaders: The AACC Core Competencies for Effective Leadership & Doctoral Education

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    McNair, Delores E.

    2010-01-01

    Community colleges in the United States face shortages of leaders prepared to assume administrative positions in the 21st century. To respond to this shortage, graduate programs are emerging with a specific emphasis on community college leadership; other graduate programs offer broader curricula focused on educational leadership, policy, or higher…

  4. Preparing Community College Leaders: The AACC Core Competencies for Effective Leadership & Doctoral Education

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    McNair, Delores E.

    2010-01-01

    Community colleges in the United States face shortages of leaders prepared to assume administrative positions in the 21st century. To respond to this shortage, graduate programs are emerging with a specific emphasis on community college leadership; other graduate programs offer broader curricula focused on educational leadership, policy, or higher…

  5. California's Future Workforce: Will There Be Enough College Graduates?

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    Reed, Deborah

    2008-01-01

    Over the past several decades, the demand in California for college-educated workers has grown. But the supply of college graduates has not kept pace with demand, and it appears that this "workforce skills gap" will not only continue but widen. This study examines the causes, magnitude, and likely consequences of the potential mismatch…

  6. 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…

  7. A Study of the 1968 Graduates of Manatee Junior College.

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    Stivers, Earl R.

    This study of the 1968 graduates of Manatee Junior College, Florida, showed that: (1) it is not necessary to be in the top 40% of grade 12 to succeed in junior college, (2) students in the lowest percentiles at entrance can earn a degree, (3) the average candidate for a degree should expect to spend more than four terms at the junior college, (4)…

  8. Role Preparation of Associate Degree Graduates.

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    Stokes, Lillian G.

    The role of associate degree nursing (ADN) programs has changed dramatically in their 30 years of existence. The number of ADN graduates increased from 260 in 1954 to 36,434 in 1980, and 47.8% of all nursing graduates in 1980 came from ADN programs, as compared to 0.9% in 1954. These graduates have the best record of employment five years after…

  9. Why Do College Graduates Shun the Labor Market?

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    2010-01-01

    @@ According to a recent report in Changjiang Daily, Chen Chuande, Deputy Director of Hubei Provincial Education Department,said at a conference on March 30 he "deeply regretted" college graduates' mistaken ideas about finding work. Chen said some graduates insisted on finding high-paid jobs or working in certain cities, while others chose to stay out of the labor market where they could not find "satisfying jobs" still others changed jobs fre-quently by breaking contracts with employers.

  10. The Quantitative Preparation of Future Geoscience Graduate Students

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    Manduca, C. A.; Hancock, G. S.

    2006-12-01

    Modern geoscience is a highly quantitative science. In February, a small group of faculty and graduate students from across the country met to discuss the quantitative preparation of geoscience majors for graduate school. The group included ten faculty supervising graduate students in quantitative areas spanning the earth, atmosphere, and ocean sciences; five current graduate students in these areas; and five faculty teaching undergraduate students in the spectrum of institutions preparing students for graduate work. Discussion focused in four key ares: Are incoming graduate students adequately prepared for the quantitative aspects of graduate geoscience programs? What are the essential quantitative skills are that are required for success in graduate school? What are perceived as the important courses to prepare students for the quantitative aspects of graduate school? What programs/resources would be valuable in helping faculty/departments improve the quantitative preparation of students? The participants concluded that strengthening the quantitative preparation of undergraduate geoscience majors would increase their opportunities in graduate school. While specifics differed amongst disciplines, a special importance was placed on developing the ability to use quantitative skills to solve geoscience problems. This requires the ability to pose problems so they can be addressed quantitatively, understand the relationship between quantitative concepts and physical representations, visualize mathematics, test the reasonableness of quantitative results, creatively move forward from existing models/techniques/approaches, and move between quantitative and verbal descriptions. A list of important quantitative competencies desirable in incoming graduate students includes mechanical skills in basic mathematics, functions, multi-variate analysis, statistics and calculus, as well as skills in logical analysis and the ability to learn independently in quantitative ways

  11. Wage Differentials between College Graduates with and without LD.

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    Dickinson, David L.; Verbeek, Roelant L.

    2002-01-01

    This study compared employment and wage figures for 97 college graduates previously diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD) and 1,130 comparison adults. The observed lower wages for individuals with LD were found to be primarily due to differences in productivity, although the possibility that some of this differential is due to discrimination…

  12. Newcomer Adjustment among Recent College Graduates: An Integrative Literature Review

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    Klemme Larson, Rachel E.; Bell, Alexandra A.

    2013-01-01

    Newcomer adjustment, the process an individual goes through within the first year at a new organization, can be a challenging transition for traditionally aged recent college graduates. Unsuccessful adjustment can have profound negative consequences for young adults, organizations, and undergraduate institutions. Gaps exist in the human resource…

  13. The Career Course as a Factor in College Graduation

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    Reardon, Robert C.; Melvin, Brittany; McClain, Mary-Catherine; Peterson, Gary W.; Bowman, William J.

    2015-01-01

    Conducting research and engaging in discussions with administrators and legislators can be important contributions toward alleviating the trend toward lower graduation rates among college students. This study used archival data obtained from the university registrar to examine how engagement in a credit-bearing undergraduate career course related…

  14. Grave New World? Workplace Skills for Today's College Graduates

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    Eisner, Susan

    2010-01-01

    Today's college graduates face an uncertain and demanding job market in which they are likely to encounter evolving skill needs, reduced hiring, and heightened competition from experienced laid off workers and globally available labor. These realities underscore the importance expressed by educators and practitioners of identifying attributes new…

  15. 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…

  16. College Challenge to Ensure "Timely Graduation": Understanding College Students' Mindsets during the Financial Crisis

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    Chen, Xiaoying; Yur-Austin, Jasmine

    2016-01-01

    Since mid-2007, the United States has experienced the direst economic recession since the Great Depression. While considerable institutional resources have been spent on boosting 4-year graduation rates, many college students purposefully delayed graduation, waiting to enter the labor market until the overall economic situation had improved. The…

  17. Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges

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    Hess, Shelly L.; Uerling, Donald F.; Piland, William E.

    2012-01-01

    This examination of the current status of multicultural education among California community colleges emerged from a perspective that the inclusion of multicultural education has become a major goal of California's leaders within the past five years. The literature revealed minority students tend to have lower retention rates because they become…

  18. Undergraduate and Graduate Preparation in Educational Research Methods

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    Barcikowski, Robert S.

    2004-01-01

    The advent of high stakes state testing in K-12 education and The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, with its focus on "scientifically-based research" (SBR), has opened new challenges for both undergraduate and graduate preparation programs in education. This address will report on how we are currently preparing our undergraduate and graduate…

  19. Technical College Graduate Perceptions of College and Career Readiness

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    Hanson, Dale M.

    2013-01-01

    The United States workplace requires increased levels of postsecondary education to support workforce development for an economy driven by technology, automation and global competition. By 2018, 63 % of new jobs created will require postsecondary education (Carnevale, Smith, & Strohl, 2010). Currently, one in four graduates earns a bachelor's…

  20. What Can You Do with that Degree? College Major and Occupational Status of College Graduates over Time

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    Roksa, Josipa; Levey, Tania

    2010-01-01

    While income inequality among college graduates is well documented, inequality in occupational status remains largely unexplored. We examine whether and how occupational specificity of college majors is related to college graduates' transition into the labor market and their subsequent occupational trajectories. Analyses of NLSY79 indicate that…

  1. GIS-BASED SPATIAL STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF COLLEGE GRADUATES EMPLOYMENT

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    R. Tang

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available It is urgently necessary to be aware of the distribution and employment status of college graduates for proper allocation of human resources and overall arrangement of strategic industry. This study provides empirical evidence regarding the use of geocoding and spatial analysis in distribution and employment status of college graduates based on the data from 2004–2008 Wuhan Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, China. Spatio-temporal distribution of employment unit were analyzed with geocoding using ArcGIS software, and the stepwise multiple linear regression method via SPSS software was used to predict the employment and to identify spatially associated enterprise and professionals demand in the future. The results show that the enterprises in Wuhan east lake high and new technology development zone increased dramatically from 2004 to 2008, and tended to distributed southeastward. Furthermore, the models built by statistical analysis suggest that the specialty of graduates major in has an important impact on the number of the employment and the number of graduates engaging in pillar industries. In conclusion, the combination of GIS and statistical analysis which helps to simulate the spatial distribution of the employment status is a potential tool for human resource development research.

  2. Gis-Based Spatial Statistical Analysis of College Graduates Employment

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    Tang, R.

    2012-07-01

    It is urgently necessary to be aware of the distribution and employment status of college graduates for proper allocation of human resources and overall arrangement of strategic industry. This study provides empirical evidence regarding the use of geocoding and spatial analysis in distribution and employment status of college graduates based on the data from 2004-2008 Wuhan Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, China. Spatio-temporal distribution of employment unit were analyzed with geocoding using ArcGIS software, and the stepwise multiple linear regression method via SPSS software was used to predict the employment and to identify spatially associated enterprise and professionals demand in the future. The results show that the enterprises in Wuhan east lake high and new technology development zone increased dramatically from 2004 to 2008, and tended to distributed southeastward. Furthermore, the models built by statistical analysis suggest that the specialty of graduates major in has an important impact on the number of the employment and the number of graduates engaging in pillar industries. In conclusion, the combination of GIS and statistical analysis which helps to simulate the spatial distribution of the employment status is a potential tool for human resource development research.

  3. Beyond Instrumentation: Redesigning Measures and Methods for Evaluating the Graduate College Experience

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    Hardré, Patricia L.; Hackett, Shannon

    2015-01-01

    This manuscript chronicles the process and products of a redesign for evaluation of the graduate college experience (GCE) which was initiated by a university graduate college, based on its observed need to reconsider and update its measures and methods for assessing graduate students' experiences. We examined the existing instrumentation and…

  4. 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…

  5. The Role of Educators in Preparing the Confident Graduate Student

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    Geri Dickey, PhD

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available With large numbers of non-BSW graduates gravitating toward MSW programs of study, BSWs must demonstrate their ability to handle the rigor of graduate school in order to remain competitive in the classroom and field. This study utilized an online survey of MSW students (N=107 from four different universities to examine how well students believe their particular undergraduate degree program prepared them to meet the academic demands of the MSW programs. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were performed and results indicate BSW graduates feel more prepared than non-BSWs to complete their MSW program. The exception for BSWs was found in areas of research and statistics when compared specifically to those with psychology bachelor degrees.

  6. Professional Identity Perceptions of Dual-Prepared Art Therapy Graduates

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    Feen-Calligan, Holly R.

    2012-01-01

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

  7. Graduate Teacher Preparation for Rural Schools in Victoria and Queensland

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    Kline, Jodie; Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette

    2015-01-01

    Graduate teachers' preparedness for working in rural settings are mediated by the development of pedagogical expertise, professional engagement with parents and the community, and broader notions of preparation to teach in rural contexts. The Studying the Effectiveness of Teacher Education (SETE) project is a four-year longitudinal study tracking…

  8. Professional Identity Perceptions of Dual-Prepared Art Therapy Graduates

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    Feen-Calligan, Holly R.

    2012-01-01

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

  9. Mathematical Preparation versus Career Aspirations: Sex-Related Differences among College-Bound Wyoming High School Seniors.

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    Olson, Melfried; Kansky, Bob

    1981-01-01

    A statewide sampling of Wyoming's graduating senior-high pupils raised serious concerns regarding the preparation of many of these pupils for college mathematics courses. Future occupational choices available to most females were seen as severely limited. (MP)

  10. Preservice Interdisciplinary Preparation of Early Intervention Specialists in a College of Nursing: Faculty Reflections and Recommendations.

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    Godfrey, Athleen B.

    1995-01-01

    This article relates experiences and insights gained by a nurse educator directing the University of Utah College of Nursing's Utah Early Intervention Personnel Preparation project, a graduate-level interdisciplinary program to prepare early intervention specialists. Recommendations are offered for development of preservice or inservice…

  11. How Do Choice of Major and Industrial Structure Influence College Graduates' Unemployment Rate In China

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    Shi, Xiuwen

    2015-01-01

    Recently, the higher education market is developing very fast, and China’s universities and colleges are increasing their enrollment. More and more college graduates with higher education backgrounds enter the labor market and the college graduates have to face higher unemployment pressure when they find jobs. For the college graduates’ unemployment problem, many literatures and research are focusing on over-enrollment problem, the influence of the major differences, and the influence of the ...

  12. Steve Jobs or no jobs? Entrepreneurial activity and performance among Danish college dropouts and graduates

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    Bünstorf, Guido; Nielsen, Kristian; Timmermans, Bram

    2016-01-01

    Are college dropouts successful entrepreneurs? Other than anecdotal evidence on illustrious college dropouts who managed to become self-made billionaires, there is only limited empirical evidence to answer this question. This paper addresses this issue by investigating the relationship between college dropout or graduation and entrepreneurship activity as well as performance. Using information from the Danish labor market register, we identify college students, whether these students graduate...

  13. Postsecondary Strengths, Challenges, and Supports Experienced by Foster Care Alumni College Graduates

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    Salazar, Amy M.; Jones, Kevin R.; Emerson, John C.; Mucha, Lauren

    2016-01-01

    Young people transitioning from foster care to college experience unique identities and circumstances that make being successful in college especially challenging. We used qualitative survey data from 248 college graduates who were formerly in foster care to explore the strengths, challenges, and supports they experienced while in college that…

  14. Determinants of intention to work abroad of college and specialist nursing graduates in Serbia.

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    Santric-Milicevic, M; Matejic, B; Terzic-Supic, Z; Vasic, V; Babic, U; Vukovic, V

    2015-04-01

    In a country with a poor economy and limited job opportunities, the outmigration of students is not commonly perceived as a problem but rather is perceived as a solution to the high unemployment facing young health professionals. Study objectives were to identify the prevalence of intention to work abroad of nursing graduates to point to the predictors of intention to work abroad and predictors of having a firm plan to work in a foreign country. Descriptive study, a survey. College and specialist nursing schools, Serbia. 719 nursing graduates from the 2012/2013 school year. Voluntarily completed a questionnaire that was designed with regard to similar surveys administered in EU-candidate countries during the pre-accession period. Data were analysed with descriptive and multivariate regression analyses. Almost 70% (501) of respondents indicated an intention to work abroad. Of the nurses, 13% already had established a firm plan to work abroad. Single graduates and those with a friend or relative living abroad were more likely to consider working abroad than were their counterparts (odds ratios were 2.3 and 1.7, respectively). The likelihood of considering working abroad decreased by 29% when the individuals' financial situation was improved. Factors associated with having a firm plan were previous professional experience in a foreign country, having someone abroad and financial improvement (5.4 times, 4.8 times and 2 times greater likelihood, respectively). The high prevalence of intention to work abroad suggests the need to place the issue of the out-migration of nursing graduates on the policy agenda. College and specialty nursing graduates and health technicians are prepared to work abroad in search of a better quality of life, better working conditions and higher salaries. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. College Peer Counselor Teaching Modalities: Sequelae in the Life and Work of Graduates

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    Hatcher, Sherry L.; Shields, C. Comfort; Wierba, Elizabeth E.; Hatcher-Ross, Juliet L.; Hanley, Steven J.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined extended influences of peer helping courses on graduates' self-reported experiences of interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and ongoing engagement with the training. The 109 participants included 49 college graduates who completed a peer counseling theory course, 47 graduated psychology concentrators who took a…

  16. Four-Year Myth: Make College More Affordable. Restore the Promise of Graduating on Time

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    2014-01-01

    In American higher education, it has become the accepted standard to measure graduation rates at four-year colleges on a six-year time frame. Evaluations of two-year community colleges are now based on three-year graduation rates. Metrics like these are unacceptable, especially when we consider that students and their families are trying…

  17. Job Search Patterns of College Graduates: The Role of Social Capital

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    Coonfield, Emily S.

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation addresses job search patterns of college graduates and the implications of social capital by race and class. The purpose of this study is to explore (1) how the job search transpires for recent college graduates, (2) how potential social networks in a higher educational context, like KU, may make a difference for students with…

  18. An Empirical Study on the Job Satisfaction of College Graduates in China

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    Changjun, Yue

    2014-01-01

    This study used nationwide, randomly sampled data from the Peking University Institute of Economics of Education 2011 survey of college graduates to conduct an empirical analysis of their job satisfaction. The results indicate that work-related factors have a significant effect on the job satisfaction of college graduates, while nonwork factors…

  19. Growth and Development of Graduate School Functions in a College of Health Sciences

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    Dorsey, Lisa L.; Gockel-Blessing, Elizabeth; James, Rhys H.

    2015-01-01

    Saint Louis University decentralized Graduate School functions in the fall of 2010. The primary goal of this initiative was to provide greater "academic flexibility and resources" to expand graduate programs and enhance research opportunities in colleges, schools, and centers on campus. This initiative allowed the Doisy College of Health…

  20. More than Words: Expressed and Revealed Preferences of Top College Graduates Entering Teaching in Argentina

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    Ganimian, Alejandro J.; Alfonso, Mariana; Santiago, Ana

    2017-01-01

    School systems are trying to attract top college graduates into teaching, but we know little about what dissuades this group from entering the profession. We provided college graduates who applied to a selective alternative pathway into teaching in Argentina with information on what their working conditions and pay would be if they were admitted…

  1. Wage differentials between college graduates with and without learning disabilities.

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    Dickinson, David L; Verbeek, Roelant L

    2002-01-01

    Wage differential studies examining legally protected groups typically focus on gender or racial differences. Legislation also fully protects individuals with learning disabilities (LD). This article is the first to decompose wage differentials between adults with and without LD. An original data set of college graduates with documented LD was constructed, and these individuals were compared to a control group from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). Our results show that much of the observed lower wages for individuals with LD is due to differences in productivity characteristics. However, there is an unexplained portion of the wage gap that could possibly be considered wage discrimination against individuals with LD. This possibility seems smaller due to the fact that the subsample of the employers who knew of the employee's learning disabilities did not appear to pay significantly lower wages to these individuals. Alternative hypotheses are discussed, as are sample-specific issues.

  2. Preparing Graduate Students for Non-Academic Careers

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    Woolf, Lawrence

    2014-03-01

    One of the primary topics discussed at the conference concerned career development, since most graduate students will not have the academic careers of their advisors. Goals included reviewing the primary functions of physicists in industry, evaluating how students are currently prepared for these careers, and identifying how to fill gaps in preparation. A number of non-academic physicists provided insight into meeting these goals. Most physics graduate programs in general do not purposely prepare students for a non-academic career. Strategies for overcoming this shortcoming include advising students about these careers and providing training on broadly valued professional skills such as written and verbal communication, time and project management, leadership, working in teams, innovation, product development, and proposal writing. Alumni and others from industry could provide guidance on careers and skills and should be invited to talk to students. Academic training could also better prepare students for non-academic careers by including engineering and cross disciplinary problem solving as well as incorporating software and toolsets common in industry.

  3. 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…

  4. A Family Prepares for College.

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    Cottle, Thomas J.

    1991-01-01

    A factual account of a 10-minute conversation between a husband and wife about their daughter's application to college depicts marital problems. Closer examination reveals the tensions facing the middle class family and the significance to them of academic competition, higher education, comparative generational success, and social acceptance.…

  5. The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers

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    2011-01-01

    "The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Preparing Students for College and Careers" was conducted by Harris Interactive and is the twenty-seventh in a series sponsored annually by MetLife since 1984 to give voice to those closest to the classroom. This MetLife Survey examines the priority that all students graduate from high school prepared…

  6. Medical graduates feel well-prepared for clinical work

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    Mørcke, Anne Mette; Nielsen, Dorte Guldbrand; Kjeldsen, Inge Trads

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess the coherence between the undergraduate medical program at Aarhus University and the foundation year. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional questionnaire survey included 503 doctors graduated from Aarhus University from the winter of 2007....../2008 to the summer of 2009. RESULTS: The response rate was 73%. Approximately 73% of the respondents were in their foundation year or their first year of specialist training and 83% generally felt well-prepared. Respondents found that most of the learning outcomes of the undergraduate medical curriculum at Aarhus...... University are important for junior doctors. More than 90% of the respondents estimated that they were sufficiently prepared when it came to core outcomes such as history taking and physical examination. Five issues diverged considerably in importance stated and preparedness experienced: suggestion...

  7. Career Skills Said to Get Short Shrift: U.S. Seen Lagging in Melding Preparation for College, Work

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    Cech, Scott J.

    2009-01-01

    In education and workforce-training circles, a frequent mantra is that students must graduate from high school prepared for both college and work. This article reports that amid the calls for "college for all" and the clamor for more rigorous academics, the "work" part of that imperative may be muffled to the point that high-wage jobs not…

  8. Math-oriented fields of study and the race gap in graduation likelihoods at elite colleges.

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    Gelbgiser, Dafna; Alon, Sigal

    2016-07-01

    This study examines the relationship between chosen field of study and the race gap in college completion among students at elite colleges. Fields of study are characterized by varying institutional arrangements, which impact the academic performance of students in higher education. If the effect of fields on graduation likelihoods is unequal across racial groups, then this may account for part of the overall race gap in college completion. Results from a large sample of students attending elite colleges confirm that fields of study influence the graduation likelihoods of all students, above and beyond factors such as students' academic and social backgrounds. This effect, however, is asymmetrical: relative to white students, the negative effect of the institutional arrangements of math-oriented fields on graduation likelihood is greater for black students. Therefore, the race gap is larger within math-oriented fields than in other fields, which contributes to the overall race gap in graduation likelihoods at these selective colleges. These results indicate that a nontrivial share of the race gap in college completion is generated after matriculation, by the environments that students encounter in college. Consequently, policy interventions that target field of study environments can substantially mitigate racial disparities in college graduation rates.

  9. Graduate College Selection and Its Impact on Branding: A German Perspective

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    Joseph, Mathew; Roche, Sarah; Bock, Dora E.; Albrecht, Carmen Maria

    2014-01-01

    This study explores the criteria that are important for graduate students in selecting a university in Germany; how these criteria match up with students' views of the institution they ultimately attended; and how graduate students gained information about the colleges/universities they considered. This study reveals that public university…

  10. The Enduring Effects of a United World College Education as Seen through a Graduate's Eyes

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    Tsumagari, Maki Ito

    2010-01-01

    This article describes a study that examined evidence of the enduring effects of United World Colleges (UWC) education, arguably the only purely ideology-driven international education model. The study adopted an interpretive phenomenological analysis of an autoethnography by a UWC graduate. The study found that the graduate has incubated her own…

  11. Predicting College Students' Intention to Graduate: A Test of the Theory of Planned Behavior

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    Sutter, Nate; Paulson, Sharon

    2016-01-01

    The current study examined whether it is possible to increase college students' intention to earn a four-year degree with the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Three research questions were examined: (1) Can the TPB predict traditional undergraduates' graduation intention? (2) Does graduation intention differ by traditional students' year of…

  12. Predicting College Students' Intention to Graduate: A Test of the Theory of Planned Behavior

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    Sutter, Nate; Paulson, Sharon

    2016-01-01

    The current study examined whether it is possible to increase college students' intention to earn a four-year degree with the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Three research questions were examined: (1) Can the TPB predict traditional undergraduates' graduation intention? (2) Does graduation intention differ by traditional students' year of…

  13. Follow-Up Study of Santa Fe Junior College Graduates 1968-1970.

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    Characteristics, experiences, attitudes, and present status of 1968-70 Santa Fe Junior College (SFJC) graduates were determined along with existing differences between those now attending school full-time and those not doing so. A questionnaire was mailed to 1202 graduates; 666 (55%) responded. The results concentrate on four areas: demographic…

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

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    Doyle, William R.

    2010-01-01

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

  15. College Graduation to Employment in STEM Careers: The Experience of New Graduates at the Intersection of Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minority Status and Disability

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    Hawley, Carolyn E.; McMahon, Brian T.; Cardoso, Elizabeth D.; Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.; Barbir, Lara A.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To examine the recent labor market indicators of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) versus non-STEM college graduates with disabilities. Method: The sample included bachelor of science (B.S.)/B.S.-level college graduates including 1,567,527 with a disability and 32,512,446 without a disability. Data were derived from…

  16. Preparing students for graduate study: an eLearning approach.

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    Pintz, Christine; Posey, Laurie

    2013-07-01

    This paper describes the development and preliminary evaluation of an eLearning program intended to provide incoming nursing students with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed in graduate-level, online coursework. Using Mayer's principles (2008) for the effective design of multimedia instruction, an open-access, self-directed, online program was developed. The Graduate School Boot Camp includes five online modules focused on learning strategies and time management, academic writing, technology, research, and library skills. To motivate and engage learners, the program integrates a fun, graphical sports theme with audiovisual presentations, examples, demonstrations and practice exercises. Learners begin with a self-assessment based on the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire or MSLQ (Pintrich et al., 1993). To assess change in knowledge levels before and after completing the program, learners take a pre-test and post-test. Preliminary findings indicate that the students found the information relevant and useful. They enjoyed the self-paced, multimedia format, and liked the option to return to specific content later. This innovative program offers a way to prepare students proactively, and may prove useful in identifying students at risk and connecting them with the appropriate resources to facilitate successful program completion.

  17. Non-nurse college graduates: a new resource for future nurse practitioners.

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    Smith, P L; Shoffner, D H

    1991-01-01

    Non-nurse college graduates are admitted to the master's of science in nursing (MSN) degree program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Over the years, a majority of these non-traditional students have chosen the family nurse practitioner clinical concentration. The purpose of this study was to compare non-traditional and traditional family nurse practitioner (FNP) graduates in terms of academic and career-development characteristics. The study population consisted of all 91 (48 non-traditional and 43 traditional) UTK FNP graduates from 1981 to 1986. Little difference was found between the two groups' academic success in the program, self-perceptions of clinical preparedness for practice, current participation in the workforce, and self-perceptions of acceptance from administrators, other nurses and physicians in current work settings. Several notable differences between the two groups were found. The non-traditional FNP graduates had higher Graduate Record Examination (GRE) mean scores. More non-traditional than traditional FNP graduates were employed initially as nurse practitioners. Similarly, more non-traditional FNP graduates were currently employed as nurse practitioners in primary health care settings. Fewer non-traditional FNP graduates expressed satisfaction with their initial or current nursing positions. In regard to career goals, however, more of the non-traditional FNP graduates stated their intent was to be functioning as nurse practitioners in the future. Non-nurse college graduates with an interest in health care are a rich resource from which to recruit practicing nurse practitioners for the future.

  18. Integrating Research and Education: Preparing Graduate Students to Teach

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    Tullis, J.

    2003-12-01

    The link between research and teaching at all levels is increasingly recognized, and can be an attractive as well as an effective part of a graduate program in geoscience. At Brown we have a strong partnership between our department and the university's teaching center. The Sheridan Center for the Advancement of College Teaching provides resources and programs to help grad students improve their effectiveness as TAs and their qualifications for obtaining a teaching-related job, as well as to promote and facilitate improved teaching by faculty. Departments are encouraged to designate faculty and grad student liaisons to the Center and to take advantage of Center programs (including seminars on topics such as Persuasive Communication, Cognitive Diversity, Developing a Syllabus, Assessment, and Teaching Portfolios) and resources (such as books, tapes and videos and Individual Teaching Consultations), as well as to develop their own discipline-specific programs. The Geol. Sci. Dept. has been an active participant in Center activities from the start, but we have also developed our own activities and programs. Each year two geo faculty and two grad students serve as official liaisons to the Center, in addition to organizing and running a variety of programs within the department, including: orientation sessions for new graduate students and first-time TAs, `micro-teaching' practise sessions with constructive feedback for new TAs, mid-semester discussion and feedback sessions for current and more experienced TAs, as well as lunch meetings for all interested faculty and grad students to discuss aspects of teaching. These activities have increased the awareness and effectiveness of teaching and learning in our department, for example promoting faculty and TAs to implement syllabi with stated goals, in-class active learning exercises, small group projects, a greater number and variety of writing assignments, and greater diversity in assessment. The effectiveness of our

  19. Rancho Santiago College Graduate Student Survey. Research, Planning, Resource Development Report.

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    Pham, Nga

    In spring 1991, a survey was sent to all 937 1989-90 Associate in Arts/Science (AA/AS) graduate and certificate recipients of Rancho Santiago College (RSC) to identify their current activities and to obtain their opinions about the college experience at RSC. Study findings were based on 374 usable responses, 81% from AA/AS degree recipients and…

  20. Opportunities, Obstacles, and Options: First-Generation College Graduates and Social Cognitive Career Theory

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    Olson, Joann S.

    2014-01-01

    First-generation college (FGC) students often encounter a campus environment and set of norms that are substantially different from those they previously experienced. Although the literature exploring the challenges facing these students is growing, less attention has been given to their experiences as they graduate and transition from college to…

  1. Graduate Education Issues and Challenges: Community College Applied and Workforce Baccalaureates

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    Floyd, Deborah L.; Felsher, Rivka A.; Catullo, Linda

    2012-01-01

    The acceptance of community college applied and workforce baccalaureates (AWB) degrees by university graduate level programs has not been adequately vetted by academics and policymakers. Over the past decade and a half, the primary motivation for offering community college baccalaureate degrees was to fulfill unmet needs in the local workforce and…

  2. Defining the Graduate College Experience: What it “Should” versus “Does” Include

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    Patricia L. Hardre

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Gaps between expectations and actual educational experience may influence motivation, learning and performance. The graduate college experience (GCE is shrouded in myth and legend that may create unrealistic expectations, while its reality includes elements of politics, economics and organizational psychology. This study examined 1,629 present and former graduate students’ perceptions of what their graduate school experiences should and did include. The sample was analyzed as a whole and also divided and tested for subgroup differences by: degree types (masters and doctorate; at four different points along their degree paths (entrance, midpoint, exit, alumni; and by disciplinary subgroups (hard sciences, social sciences, arts, interdisciplinary. Statistically significant differences were found between subgroups on perceptions of what the GCE “should” and “does” include separately. Further, within-groups comparison of what the graduate college experience “should” and “does” include showed significant differences for the whole group and all subgroups. In addition, the differences between graduate students’ expected and actual experience (should - does negatively predicted overall satisfaction with their graduate experience. These contrasts of students’ actual and expected graduate experiences present potential to explain some of graduate students’ dissatisfaction and non-completion, and offer information to support program improvement and retention of graduate students.

  3. Preparing Graduate Students To Teach. A Guide to Programs That Improve Undergraduate Education and Develop Tomorrow's Faculty. From a Comprehensive National Survey of Teaching Assistant Training Programs and Practices.

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    Lambert, Leo M., Ed.; Tice, Stacey Lane, Ed.

    This report describes and documents the state of affairs in preparing graduate students for college and university teaching responsibilities. Chapter 1 summarizes the results of a survey on teacher assistant training and publishing and provides a review of the centrality of the teaching assistantship in graduate education. The publication's two…

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

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    McKenna, Gerald

    2010-04-23

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

  5. School-to-Work Transition of College Graduates in Korea: The Impact of High School Track on College Performance and Post-College Occupational Outcomes

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    Kwon, Sung Youn

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed at examining the impacts of high school track on college performance and subsequent occupational outcomes after college graduation. To this end, the Korean Education and Employment Panel (KEEP) data from 2004 through 2010, including 4,000 samples of 12th graders as of 2004 from vocational and general high schools, were analyzed.…

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

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    McKenna, Gerald

    2009-12-01

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

  7. School Social Workers' Perceptions of Graduate Education Preparation

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    Slovak, Karen; Joseph, Alfred Louis, Jr.; Broussard, Anne

    2006-01-01

    This study examined the perceptions of school social workers' (SSWers') graduate education training on contemporary issues facing students in schools as well as issues related to this host practice setting. SSWers who completed a specific school social work program were compared with those who did not on perceived graduate education preparation…

  8. Urban College Graduates: Their Investments in and Returns for Strong Quantitative Skills, Social Capital Skills, and Soft Skills

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    Haynes, Marie Ellen

    2010-01-01

    This case study examined strong quantitative skills, social capital skills, and soft skills of urban college graduates using data from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality Household Survey. The urban college graduates lived in Atlanta, Boston, or Los Angeles and had bachelor's, master's, PhD, and professional degrees. Among the three skills…

  9. Learning Curve: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace. Project Information Literacy Research Report

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    Head, Allison J.

    2012-01-01

    Qualitative findings about the information-seeking behavior of today's college graduates as they transition from the campus to the workplace. Included are findings from interviews with 23 US employers and focus groups with 33 recent graduates from four US colleges and universities, conducted as an exploratory study for Project Information…

  10. A Comparison of the Views of College of Business Graduate and Undergraduate Students on Qualities Needed in the Workplace

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    English, Donald; Manton, Edgar J.; Sami, Abdur Raquib; Dubey, Anvit

    2012-01-01

    In this study, we have attempted to determine and compare the views of graduate and undergraduate college of business students pertaining to the skills and competencies needed for employment. A questionnaire was administered to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the college of business at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Three…

  11. The Role of Universities in Preparing Graduates to Use Software in the Financial Services Workplace

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    Tickle, Leonie; Kyng, Tim; Wood, Leigh N.

    2014-01-01

    The role of universities in preparing students to use spreadsheet and other technical software in the financial services workplace has been investigated through surveys of university graduates, university academics, and employers. It is found that graduates are less skilled users of software than employers would like, due at least in part to a…

  12. Resistance to Racial/Ethnic Dialog in Graduate Preparation Programs: Implications for Developing Multicultural Competence

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    Kelly, Bridget Turner; Gayles, Joy Gaston

    2010-01-01

    This study sought to understand how individuals experienced multicultural courses in graduate preparation programs. The researchers conducted focus groups with 37 current and former graduate students in student affairs. Participants reported resistance to multicultural dialog, both in their direct experiences and through their perceptions of…

  13. Boeing to Rank Colleges by Measuring Graduates' Job Success

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    Basken, Paul

    2008-01-01

    Boeing Company, the Chicago-based aerospace giant, has spent the past year matching internal data from employee evaluations with information about the colleges its engineers attended. It has used that analysis to create a ranking system, which it plans to unveil in the coming month, that will show which colleges have produced the workers it…

  14. Graduating College Students' Orientations toward Scientific Research Activity

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    Zubova, L. G.; Andreeva, O. N.; Antropova, O. A.

    2009-01-01

    The population of scientists in Russia is aging, and it is difficult to attract young graduates to enter the profession. Greater efforts need to be made to change the condition of work for scientists in order to make it attractive to those who will become the next generation of Russian scientists. Creating the conditions favorable to the…

  15. Deficient Critical Thinking Skills among College Graduates: Implications for Leadership

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    Flores, Kevin L.; Matkin, Gina S.; Burbach, Mark E.; Quinn, Courtney E.; Harding, Heath

    2012-01-01

    Although higher education understands the need to develop critical thinkers, it has not lived up to the task consistently. Students are graduating deficient in these skills, unprepared to think critically once in the workforce. Limited development of cognitive processing skills leads to less effective leaders. Various definitions of critical…

  16. Graduating College Students' Orientations toward Scientific Research Activity

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    Zubova, L. G.; Andreeva, O. N.; Antropova, O. A.

    2009-01-01

    The population of scientists in Russia is aging, and it is difficult to attract young graduates to enter the profession. Greater efforts need to be made to change the condition of work for scientists in order to make it attractive to those who will become the next generation of Russian scientists. Creating the conditions favorable to the…

  17. Effects of College Programme Characteristics on Graduates' Performance

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    García-Aracil, Adela

    2015-01-01

    Education programmes are designed to equip young populations with the qualifications required to assume responsible roles in specific professions and in society generally. In this paper, the focus of the analysis is on the significance of a number of higher education programme characteristics in allocating young higher education graduates across…

  18. The Extent of Skills Mismatch among Childhood Education Graduates of Princess Alia University College

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    Nashash, Hyam M.

    2015-01-01

    This study is aimed at investigating the extent of skill mismatch between the skills the childhood education graduates at Al-Balqa Applied University--Princess Alia University College acquired during their studies and those demanded in the labor market. The descriptive survey design was adopted and the purposive sampling technique was employed to…

  19. Job Search Motivation of Part-Time or Unemployed Japanese College Graduates

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    Shirai, Toshiaki; Shimomura, Hideo; Kawasaki, Tomotsugu; Adachi, Tomoko; Wakamatsu, Yosuke

    2013-01-01

    We clarify how individuals actively interact with socio-cultural contexts to attain regular employment in Japan. Based on a large sample (N = 3,512) of part-time employed and unemployed college graduates (23-39 years old), we found that: Career decision making self-efficacy predicted job search; a lack of both hope and fulfillment motivated job…

  20. Proactive Personality and the Successful Job Search : A Field Investigation with College Graduates

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    Brown, Douglas J.; Cober, Richard T.; Kane, Kevin; Levy, Paul E.; Shalhoop, Jarrett

    2006-01-01

    The current article tests a model of proactive personality and job search success with a sample of 180 graduating college students. Using structural equation modeling, the authors tested a theoretical model that specified the relations among proactive personality, job search self-efficacy, job search behaviors, job search effort, and job search…

  1. Employment Realities of Recent Junior/Community College and University Graduates and Premature Leavers with Disabilities

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    Jorgensen, Mary; Fichten, Catherine; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Budd, Jillian; Barile, Maria; Asuncion, Jennison; Tibbs, Anthony; Jorgensen, Shirley

    2015-01-01

    The goal of the current descriptive and comparative study is to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the employment realities of recent junior/community college and university graduates and premature leavers (i.e., those who drop out before completing their program of study) with disabilities. We investigate the following research…

  2. An Exploratory Factor Analysis Examining Traits, Perceived Fit and Job Satisfaction in Employed College Graduates

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    Brandon, John R.

    2011-01-01

    This study is an analysis of 24 variables associated with employee attitudes, behaviors and outcomes. A total of 140 college graduates participated in the study. Utilizing exploratory factor analysis (EFA) techniques, the research examined relationships among the following variables: perceived fit, job satisfaction, cognitive ability, vocational…

  3. An Inquiry into the Graduate Training Needs of Two-Year College Teachers of Mathematics.

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    McKelvey, Robert; And Others

    About 10% of the approximately 6,000 two-year college mathematics teachers were surveyed to assess their views on graduate training needs in their field. A profile of these teachers revealed that two-thirds were less than 45 years of age, all but 6% held masters degrees, 22% were women, and over 60% had high school teaching experience; typically…

  4. College Graduates and Jobs. Adjusting to a New Labor Market Situation.

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    Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.

    For more than three centuries, college graduates have enjoyed a preferred place in the U. S. job market. The report evaluates predictions about the future job market and indicates necessary adjustments for campuses, public policy, employers, and young people themselves. The appendices contain statistical tables related to the text, and previous…

  5. Intellectual and Moral Development in College Student and Graduate Female Nurses.

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    Conroy, Sherrill

    This study of seven female nurses who were presently students at or had graduated from John Abbott College was conducted to determine whether the moral and intellectual development of the participants followed parallel courses; whether the participants adopted a "justice" or a "care" approach to moral questions per Carol Gilligan's model; whether…

  6. A Second Survey of Graduates of a Traditionally Black College of Medicine.

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    Johnson, Davis G.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    A 1985-86 Howard University College of Medicine survey of graduates confirmed that the predominantly Black alumni were continuing to provide patient care to a substantial number of poor Blacks in urban areas. Findings included concerns about malpractice suits and physician impairment. (Author/MLW)

  7. The Impact of Social Capital on the Employment of College Graduates

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    Fengqiao, Yan; Dan, Mao

    2015-01-01

    This article addresses the impact of social capital on college graduate employment. After reviewing the literature, the authors analyze data collected by Peking University from 34 universities in 2005 and use statistical analysis to clarify the impact of social capital on students' choice of employment or further study, job placement rate,…

  8. Project-Based Learning in Colleges of Business: Is It Enough to Develop Educated Graduates?

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    Smith, Penny Pence; Gibson, Lindsey A.

    2016-01-01

    This chapter focuses on project-based learning in colleges of business, a concept that offers the student a "hands-on" approach to knowledge by working on actual projects with business community organizations. However, it may take more than such partnerships to assure graduates become "educated people" as well as those…

  9. College Seniors' Plans for Graduate School: Do Deep Approaches Learning and Holland Academic Environments Matter?

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    Rocconi, Louis M.; Ribera, Amy K.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F.

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the extent to which college seniors' plans for graduate school are related to their tendency to engage in deep approaches to learning (DAL) and their academic environments (majors) as classified by Holland type. Using data from the National Survey of Student Engagement, we analyzed responses from over 116,000 seniors attending…

  10. Project-Based Learning in Colleges of Business: Is It Enough to Develop Educated Graduates?

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    Smith, Penny Pence; Gibson, Lindsey A.

    2016-01-01

    This chapter focuses on project-based learning in colleges of business, a concept that offers the student a "hands-on" approach to knowledge by working on actual projects with business community organizations. However, it may take more than such partnerships to assure graduates become "educated people" as well as those…

  11. Why Do College Graduates Shun the Labor Market?

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    2010-01-01

    According to a recent report in Changjiang Daily, Chen Chuande, Deputy Director of Hubei Provincial Education Department,said at a conference on March 30 he "deeply regretted" college graduates’ mistaken ideas about finding work.

  12. Break-Even Income Analysis of Pharmacy Graduates Compared to High School and College Graduates.

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    Chisholm-Burns, Marie A; Gatwood, Justin; Spivey, Christina A; Dickey, Susan E

    2016-04-25

    Objective. To project the net cumulative income break-even point between practicing pharmacists and those who enter the workforce directly after high school graduation or after obtaining a bachelor's degree. Methods. Markov modeling and break-even analysis were conducted. Estimated costs of education were used in calculating net early career earnings of high school graduates, bachelor's degree holders, pharmacists without residency training, and pharmacists with residency training. Results. Models indicate that over the first 10 years of a pharmacist's career, they accumulate net earnings of $716 345 to $1 064 840, depending on cost of obtaining the PharmD degree and career path followed. In the break-even analysis, all pharmacy career tracks surpassed net cumulative earnings of high school graduates by age 33 and bachelor's degree holders by age 34. Conclusion. Regardless of the chosen pharmacy career track and the typical cost of obtaining a PharmD degree, the model under study assumptions demonstrates that pharmacy education has a positive financial return on investment, with a projected break-even point of less than 10 years upon career entry.

  13. Small College Teacher Preparation Program Evaluations: A Multiple Case Study

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    Saynes, Kathryn

    2013-01-01

    The methods of evaluating teacher preparation programs are becoming increasingly more reliant on student test data. These test data driven formats, however, are not appropriate for small colleges. Small colleges are currently left off the Tennessee Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs because the colleges did not produce…

  14. A STUDY OF THE ASPIRATIONS OF MARRIED WOMEN COLLEGE GRADUATES.

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    LYON, RHEE

    THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENS TO CAREER AMBITIONS AFTER THE COLLEGE GIRL MARRIES, WHETHER INTERESTS AND AMBITIONS CHANGE IN SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS DURING MARRIAGE, AND IN WHAT WAYS MARRIED WOMEN WITH CAREER AMBITIONS DIFFER FROM THOSE WITH NONE. RESPONDENTS TO A FORCED-CHOICE QUESTIONNAIRE WERE 310 MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN…

  15. A Comparison of the Success of Community College Graduates Who Entered College with a GED, a High School Diploma, or an Alternative Diploma

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    Miles, April Danielle

    2014-01-01

    In this study, the researcher compared the success of community college graduates who entered college with a GED, a high school diploma, or an alternative diploma. The researcher used a quantitative analysis method with the existing data of students for three years within a single community college system to answer research questions to determine…

  16. Preparing and Developing Community College International Leaders

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    Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Valeau, Edward J.

    2016-01-01

    Leadership training for future senior United States (US) community college leaders is an ongoing focus of US community college education. Leadership training is also a focus of US university international educators. Community college literature has assumed that full-time positions at community colleges devoted to overseeing and implementing…

  17. Entrustable Professional Activities for Pathology: Recommendations From the College of American Pathologists Graduate Medical Education Committee.

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    McCloskey, Cindy B; Domen, Ronald E; Conran, Richard M; Hoffman, Robert D; Post, Miriam D; Brissette, Mark D; Gratzinger, Dita A; Raciti, Patricia M; Cohen, David A; Roberts, Cory A; Rojiani, Amyn M; Kong, Christina S; Peterson, Jo Elle G; Johnson, Kristen; Plath, Sue; Powell, Suzanne Zein-Eldin

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    Competency-based medical education has evolved over the past decades to include the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System of resident evaluation based on the Milestones project. Entrustable professional activities represent another means to determine learner proficiency and evaluate educational outcomes in the workplace and training environment. The objective of this project was to develop entrustable professional activities for pathology graduate medical education encompassing primary anatomic and clinical pathology residency training. The Graduate Medical Education Committee of the College of American Pathologists met over the course of 2 years to identify and define entrustable professional activities for pathology graduate medical education. Nineteen entrustable professional activities were developed, including 7 for anatomic pathology, 4 for clinical pathology, and 8 that apply to both disciplines with 5 of these concerning laboratory management. The content defined for each entrustable professional activity includes the entrustable professional activity title, a description of the knowledge and skills required for competent performance, mapping to relevant Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestone subcompetencies, and general assessment methods. Many critical activities that define the practice of pathology fit well within the entrustable professional activity model. The entrustable professional activities outlined by the Graduate Medical Education Committee are meant to provide an initial framework for the development of entrustable professional activity-related assessment and curricular tools for pathology residency training.

  18. New Graduate Nurses' Preparation for Recognition and Prevention of Failure to Rescue: A Qualitative Study.

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    Herron, Elizabeth K

    2017-08-17

    To explore new graduate nurses' experiences with recognition and prevention of failure to rescue. Failure to rescue is recognized as a quality of care indicator, a core measure of nursing care in hospitals, and a determinant for staffing in acute care facilities. Clinical reasoning is an essential component in preventing failure to rescue and should be emphasized in nursing education and new graduate orientation. Many nurses graduate without the ability to use clinical reasoning in providing patient care which can lead to adverse patient outcomes. A descriptive phenomenological design was used. A purposive sample of 14 new graduate nurses from a nursing program in the Southeastern United States, in practice for no more than eighteen months, was recruited. Individual one on one interviews were conducted from January to June 2016 and audio recorded for accuracy. Data were evaluated using the consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ) guidelines. Recordings were professionally transcribed and reviewed. Using Giorgi's methods for data analysis, five main themes were discerned in the data: clinical preparation in school; experience with emergent situations; development of clinical reasoning; low confidence as a new graduate; and responding to emergencies. Within each theme, subthemes emerged. The words of the participants provided rich detail into the preparation of new graduate nurses and how nurse educators, managers, and preceptors can better focus learning opportunities to prepare them for practice. Experiential learning combined with collaboration among education stakeholders will lead to a better prepared and more confident nursing work force. Better preparation and continued support of new graduate nurses leads to positive patient outcomes and more satisfaction with their choice of nursing as a profession. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  19. Smallpox-Related Knowledge and Beliefs among Recent College Graduates

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    Bungum, Timothy; Day, Charlene

    2006-01-01

    Recent world events have increased concern and preparations for possible bioterror events. Despite worldwide efforts to limit access to bio-weapons, smallpox is still considered a potential bioterror threat. Americans' understanding of smallpox could prevent panic and enhance the willingness of citizens to receive vaccinations. Objective: The…

  20. Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954 through 1974. Volume 2.

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    Wallace, Grace Spice; May, W. Theodore

    Findings on those aspects of participants' activities related to personal history and career choices both before and after graduation are reported in this second of a two-volume report on the findings of the Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954-1974. The first two chapters describe…

  1. Notice on Organizing College Graduates to Help in Education, Agriculture, Medical Service, and Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas (2006)

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    2008-01-01

    The Three Assistances and One Alleviation Plan issued in 2006 is an expansion of the Western China Program issued in 2003. Voluntary services in agricultural, educational, and medical areas by college graduates are organized through the implementation of this policy. The plan aims to recruit 20,000 graduates per year and has provided more detailed…

  2. Entering the (Postgraduate) Field: Underrepresented Students' Acquisition of Cultural and Social Capital in Graduate School Preparation Programs

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    Winkle-Wagner, Rachelle; McCoy, Dorian L.

    2016-01-01

    Examining the role of humanities graduate preparation programs in facilitating underrepresented undergraduate students' socialization to the field (social context) of graduate education, this critical multisite case study finds that these programs are crucial to bidirectional anticipatory socialization for graduate education, where one gains new…

  3. The College Access Debate: Class Considerations and College Preparation

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    Hodgman, Matthew R.

    2013-01-01

    The college access debate in America remains an important one. Affirmative action policies and practices continue to occupy a significant sub-component of the overall college access discussion. Recent legal debates and policy changes pertaining to affirmative action have encouraged analysis surrounding the overall viability and fairness of these…

  4. Community Colleges: Preparing Students for Diverse Careers

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    Guthrie, Lou A.

    2016-01-01

    Postgraduation outcomes for community college students are complex. In addition to traditional job placement and earnings information, transferring to a 4-year institution is a positive first-destination outcome. Furthermore, community college students may have education and career goals that do not include earning a degree. Community college…

  5. Preparing students in two-year colleges for geoscience degrees and careers: Workshop results

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    Macdonald, H.; Baer, E. M.; Blodgett, R. H.; Hodder, J.

    2012-12-01

    Building a strong and diverse geoscience workforce is a critical national challenge. Two-year colleges (2YCs) play an important role in increasing both the number and diversity of geoscience graduates. A workshop on Preparing Students from Two-year Colleges for Geoscience Degrees and Careers was held in Tacoma, WA in July 2012 to discuss the successes and challenges of programs, strategies, and activities that support career preparation of 2YC students for geoscience careers, either as geotechnical graduates or as geoscience majors at four-year colleges and universities, and to make recommendations for future efforts. At the workshop several successful partnerships between employers and two-year colleges as well as between two-year colleges and four-year institutions were discussed as potential models that could be replicated with adaptations for local employment needs. Participants shared successful techniques for supporting 2YC students in their career path such as internships, early opportunities for participating in research, joint fieldtrips with transfer institutions, and supportive curriculum alignment between two and four-year institutions. Professional organizations have much to offer including information about career options, networking opportunities, and more. Participants discussed strategies for supporting geoscience workforce development at 2YCs such as making connections between 2YCs and local employers, identifying geoscience students at 2YCs who are planning to transfer and building relationships with 4YCs, establishing internship programs, supporting student geoscience clubs, and developing a repository of geoscience employment information targeted to 2YC students. Participants recognized significant barriers to incorporating career training and information into the geoscience curriculum at two-year colleges. These barriers include a predominance of non-geoscience students in classes, lack of support or rewards for improving or increasing the

  6. College and Career Readiness Profiles of High School Graduates in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. REL 2017-229

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    Herman, Phillip; Carreon, Daisy; Scanlan, Spencer; Dandapani, Nitara

    2017-01-01

    Many jurisdictions use data about college and career readiness to help stakeholders understand whether students are on track to succeed in college and careers after high school graduation. For example, Hawaii includes the percentage of high school graduates from a particular school who later attend college in school-level feedback reports for…

  7. Motivating Factors for Philanthropy at a Ministry Preparation Graduate Institution

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    Reimer, Jay Paul

    2013-01-01

    A qualitative case study was conducted to determine whether major donors to an institution of higher education that existed to prepare ministers and missionaries were perceived by the institution's leaders as motivated by organizational effectiveness, financial efficiency, or evaluations by donor watchdog agencies. The case study was conducted…

  8. The Employers IV: A Survey of Employers Who Have Hired Career Program Graduates of Montgomery Community College.

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    Gell, Robert L.; Armstrong, David F.

    In a survey of 374 career curriculum graduates of Montgomery Community College in 1976, 280 indicated they were working in jobs related to their college programs. Of these, 225 (80%) gave employer names and addresses and permission to contact them. Questionnaires drew responses of 159 employers to questions about skill levels of students, employee…

  9. Gipsy Hill Training College Graduates: Once, Always and Everywhere a Modern Woman Teacher in the Interwar Years

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    Whitehead, Kay

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the ways in which Gipsy Hill Training College's (GHTC) graduates represented their lives and work in the college magazine, the "Gipsy Trail". The so-called "Wraggle Taggle News" featured snippets from married and single women teachers at every stage of their lives and work in Britain and overseas by the…

  10. Using the Learning Activities Survey to Examine Transformative Learning Experiences in Two Graduate Teacher Preparation Courses

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    Caruana, Vicki; Woodrow, Kelli; Pérez, Luis

    2015-01-01

    The Learning Activities Survey (LAS) detected whether, and to what extent, a perspective transformation occurred during two graduate courses in teacher preparation. The LAS examined the types of learning identified as contributing to their transformative experiences. This study examined pre-service teachers' critical reflection of the course…

  11. THE SOVIET UNION AND SECRET ACTIVITIES OF THE PONTIFICAL RUSSIAN COLLEGE GRADUATES

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    Krasnov Pavel Petrovich

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose study of the question of diplomatic relations between the USSR and the Vatican in the context of the Papal Russian college graduates in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union during World War II. Methodology analysis and synthesis, partial application of the modeling method, the methodology of retrospective and prospective analysis. Results for research can draw some conclusions about the nature and specifics of the diplomatic relations between the USSR and the Vatican during the Second World War. This fact is an important factor in the secrecy of the mission of Catholic priests in the USSR. Disclosed the fact of the control of the NKVD of the activities of students and graduates of the Papal Russian College, not only in the USSR but also in Rome. The question of everyday life of students. Traced the fate of the majority of graduates in force in the mission in the territory of the Soviet Union. Practical implications of research. The results open up prospects for further in-depth research of specific diplomatic relations between the USSR and the Vatican during the Second World War.

  12. THE SOVIET UNION AND SECRET ACTIVITIES OF THE PONTIFICAL RUSSIAN COLLEGE GRADUATES

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    Павел Петрович Краснов

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose study of the question of diplomatic relations between the USSR and the Vatican in the context of the Papal Russian college graduates in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union during World War II.Methodology analysis and synthesis, partial application of the modeling method, the methodology of retrospective and prospective analysis.Results for research can draw some conclusions about the nature and specifics of the diplomatic relations between the USSR and the Vatican during the Second World War. This fact is an important factor in the secrecy of the mission of Catholic priests in the USSR. Disclosed the fact of the control of the NKVD of the activities of students and graduates of the Papal Russian College, not only in the USSR but also in Rome. The question of everyday life of students. Traced the fate of the majority of graduates in force in the mission in the territory of the Soviet Union.Practical implications of research. The results open up prospects for further in-depth research of specific diplomatic relations between the USSR and the Vatican during the Second World War.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-1-17

  13. Persistence by 2-Year College Graduates to 4-Year Colleges and Universities.

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    Dworkin, Stephen L.

    1996-01-01

    Presents findings from a study of the relationship between the characteristics of 3,762 Connecticut 2-year college students 25 or older and their persistence to 4-year colleges. Reports that students with higher perceptions of social and institutional support and those over 35 were more likely to persist to 4-year institutions. (10 citations) (AJL)

  14. Comparison of Perceptions of "Preparedness" of John Abbott C.E.G.E.P. Nursing Graduates: Prior to Graduation and After.

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    Iton, Carmen; Sabiston, Judy

    A study of John Abbott College's nursing graduates was conducted to determine how well prepared for their professional responsibilities the graduates saw themselves just prior to graduation and later after working in the nursing field. A sample of 98 nursing students who graduated between 1986 and 1988 was surveyed, with 93% responding to the…

  15. New College Graduates at Work: Employment among 1992-93, 1999-2000, and 2007-08 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year after Graduation. Stats in Brief. NCES 2014-003

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    Staklis, Sandra; Skomsvold, Paul

    2014-01-01

    This Statistics in Brief examines the employment outcomes of college graduates 1 year after earning a bachelor's degree. It compares 2007-08 bachelor's degree recipients who graduated at the start of the recent recession with their peers who graduated in 1992-93 and 1999-2000. Different labor market conditions characterized these three time…

  16. The role of universities in preparing graduates to use software in the financial services workplace

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    Tickle, Leonie; Kyng, Tim; Wood, Leigh N.

    2014-02-01

    The role of universities in preparing students to use spreadsheet and other technical software in the financial services workplace has been investigated through surveys of university graduates, university academics, and employers. It is found that graduates are less skilled users of software than employers would like, due at least in part to a lack of structured formal training opportunities in the workplace, and a lack of targeted, coherent learning opportunities at university. The widespread and heavy use of software in the workplace means that there is significant potential for productivity gains if universities and employers address these issues.

  17. ADEA CCI vision focuses on preparing graduates for discoveries of the future.

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    Hunt, Ronald J; Bushong, Martha

    2010-08-01

    The vision of the American Dental Education Association's Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) is embodied in its new slogan: building consensus and leading change to prepare graduates for an undiscovered future. The ADEA CCI envisions a future in which dental practice is vastly different from what it is today and dental education must be very different for graduates who face a future of unimaginable scientific discovery. Dental curricula need to change to better prepare today's dental students, not only for the practice of today but also for the challenges they will face in their practices of the future. The goal of "building consensus" is directed toward the many constituencies that work with dental education and its graduates. The ADEA CCI has developed a variety of policy recommendations, strategies, and resources to help policymakers, dental educators, and dental graduates better prepare for this undiscovered future. A key resource is twenty-two commissioned white papers that cover diverse topics, such as curriculum reform, facilitating change, faculty development, student assessment, and academic leadership.

  18. Did Better Colleges Bring Better Jobs? Estimating the Effects of College Quality on Initial Employment for College Graduates in China

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    Yu, Li

    2017-01-01

    The unemployment problem of college students in China has drawn much attention from academics and society. Using the 2011 College Student Labor Market (CSLM) survey data from Tsinghua University, this paper estimated the effects of college quality on initial employment, including employment status and employment unit ownership for fresh college…

  19. Efficacy of podcasting: use in undergraduate and graduate programs in a college of nursing.

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    Schlairet, Maura C

    2010-09-01

    The aim of this project was to create podcasts of classroom lectures from select courses across programs in a college of nursing and to explore associated outcomes using a Web-based course evaluation framework. Seventy undergraduate, second-degree, and graduate nursing students participated. Findings suggest that nurse educators can leverage students' positive attitudes and technologic skills with minimal investment of dollars and no impact on class attendance, building high-quality podcasts that align with students' unique learning environments and goals. Faculty should consider specific student attributes and associated needs when developing podcasts and in providing guidance and support for students who use these learning tools.

  20. An Analysis of College-graduate Village Official Policy in China

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    Xinxin WANG

    2015-01-01

    The article analyzes the target group,the objective and the main content of college-graduate village official policy. The stipulation about recruitment,obligation,training and living support concerning these village officials is analyzed in this article as well. It is obvious that the current policy targets and policy content have many advantages,but the policy makers should also find out its shortcomings at the same time. In order to cope with these shortcomings,the policy makers should readjust the policy target and construct the feedback-control mechanism of the policy.

  1. Use of NCLEX preparation strategies in a hospital orientation program for graduate nurses.

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    Wray, Karen; Whitehead, Tanya; Setter, Robyn; Treas, Leslie

    2006-01-01

    This article describes outcomes from the first year of a hospital orientation program for graduate nurses that was expanded to systematize and enrich preparation of graduate nurses for success on the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The study protocol provided the Assessment Technologies Institute predictor examination to assess risk for licensure examination failure, review materials, and a meeting with an education specialist to identify and prioritize study needs. Those at highest risk for failure were also provided an in-depth written study plan and ongoing follow-up and support until the licensure examination was taken. The study sample consisted of 90 graduate nurses who were hired from May through August of 2005 at the University of Kansas Hospital. The pass rate for participants was 86.7% on the first attempt in year 1 of the program. At-risk graduates who reported that the predictor results impacted their study habits and followed the study recommendations were more likely to pass the licensure examination. Graduate nurses reported a high level of satisfaction with the support provided. Specific challenges faced by hospital nurse administrators in recruitment and retention and return on investment over a 3-year improvement plan are described.

  2. New Direction in Preparation of College Counselors

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    Meadows, Mark E.; Valine, Warren J.

    1974-01-01

    Briefly describes a course which represents an attempt to develop curricular experiences to meet crucial needs of prospective college and university counselors not met in traditional counselor training programs. Enthusiastic student response, including that from former students employed as professional counselors and student personnel workers,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Career Preparation: An Often Omitted Element of the Advisor-Graduate Student Relationship

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    McManus, D. A.

    2001-05-01

    Most graduate research advisors care about the education of their graduate students. However, they often define "graduate education" so narrowly that it consists only of solving a research problem. This narrow definition is consistent with their principal goal as geoscientists, to understand the Earth better, and with the reward system typical of research universities, with its emphasis on research. As a result, most advisors usually well prepare students to be researchers in research universities. Research, however, is only part of a faculty member's duties. Commonly omitted is mentoring in the teaching and service duties of a faculty member. Students interested in teaching, in positions in other academic institutions, or in careers outside of academia may be perceived as questioning the advisors' career values and may not be encouraged in these interests. Graduate students should take an active role in their education. In addition to seeking information on career preparation from the campus career center and teaching center and from books, newsmagazines, newspapers, and seminars, students should also seek mentors who have demonstrated an interest in what the student is interested in: teaching and service, as well as research, or in careers outside academia. These mentors may be the students' committee members, other faculty members, or other professional geoscientists. With a broad base of information and some personal decisions, students will have a rationale for exploring careers. The questions students ask can now be more specific: How do they gain the requisite breadth in knowledge and the beneficial skills, beyond the depth of the research experience, and how do they gain opportunities to practice these skills? In short, how can they experience, and preferably practice, what professional geoscientists do in particular careers? If necessary, graduate students can work together to answer these questions by inviting experts to offer workshops in the department

  6. NCLEX-RN Examination Performance by BSN Graduates of Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    Chesney, Anita M.

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative multiple-case study research explored and described differences as well as NCLEX-RN preparation strategies used by Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baccalaureate nursing programs with consistent NCLEX pass rates versus those with inconsistent pass rates. Two of the four selected programs had a history of consistent…

  7. Trends in the Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry. Northwestern Endicott Report, 1984. Thirty-eighth Annual Report.

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    Lindquist, Victor R.; Endicott, Frank S.

    Results of a 1983 survey on policy and practice in the employment of college graduates in 262 well-known business and industrial firms are presented. The number of companies hiring graduates in nine bachelors-level and five masters-level fields are specified for both 1983 and 1984, along with the number of graduates for each field and salary…

  8. A Study of Business Division Core Curriculum Strengths and Weaknesses as Perceived by Graduates of the Classes of 1980 and 1981 at Roger Williams College.

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    Cedergren, Kenneth W.

    College graduates' evaluations of 12 core courses in the business administration curriculum were assessed as a followup to a 1976 study. The students were bachelor's degree graduates from Roger Williams College with majors in general business administration, management, and accounting and marketing. Each course was rated on: course satisfaction,…

  9. Medical students’ characteristics as predictors of career practice location: retrospective cohort study tracking graduates of Nepal’s first medical college

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    Zimmerman, Mark; Shakya, Rabina; Pokhrel, Bharat M.; Rijal, Basista P; Shrestha, Ratindra N; Sayami, Arun; Eyal, Nir

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To determine, in one low income country (Nepal), which characteristics of medical students are associated with graduate doctors staying to practise in the country or in its rural areas. Design: Observational cohort study. Setting: Medical college registry, with internet, phone, and personal follow-up of graduates. Participants: 710 graduate doctors from the first 22 classes (1983-2004) of Nepal’s first medical college, the Institute of Medicine. Main outcome measures: Career practi...

  10. Moving toward a Global Community: An Analysis of the Internationalization of Student Affairs Graduate Preparation Programs

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    Schulz, Scott Andrew; Lee, Jenny J.; Cantwell, Brendan; McClellan, George; Woodard, Dudley B., Jr.

    2007-01-01

    Student affairs could potentially play a vital role in the internationalization of colleges and universities, but the extent to which international issues are included in the preparation of future student affairs administrators has remained relatively unknown. As such, a team of researchers sought to investigate the extent of internationalization…

  11. Preparing Students for After-College Life: The Context

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    Smith, Kelli K.

    2012-01-01

    Historical context informs the work of student affairs professionals and others in higher education in striking the right balance in helping prepare students for life after college, but significant new pressures face students, their mentors, and educational institutions today. This chapter discusses the contexts that shape the work of student…

  12. Burnout in College Seniors Preparing for the Human Services Professions.

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    Edwards, James G.

    The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was used to assess the level and intensity of burnout in 165 California State University at Long Beach college seniors preparing for the human services professions, specifically teaching, nursing, criminal justice, and social welfare. A comparison group of 80 engineering seniors was also assessed. The 40-item…

  13. Revisiting Constructivist Teaching Methods in Ontario Colleges Preparing for Accreditation

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    Schultz, Rachel A.

    2015-01-01

    At the time of writing, the first community colleges in Ontario were preparing for transition to an accreditation model from an audit system. This paper revisits constructivist literature, arguing that a more pragmatic definition of constructivism effectively blends positivist and interactionist philosophies to achieve both student centred…

  14. Using the TA to Prepare Graduate Students for Research and Employment

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    Heller, Kenneth

    One of the most underused components of the physics graduate program is the time spent being a teaching assistant (TA). Often the TA duties consist of grading and trying to help undergraduates survive a physics course. How those duties are accomplished is left to each TA. The most common TA preparation, if it exists, has a narrow focus on the class being taught. Preparation consists of describing, or perhaps practicing, specific teaching skills and gaining familiarity with the equipment used in the laboratory portion of the class. Instead TAs can be integrated into the entire course in which they function so that they learn the course as a system. This means treating a course in the same way one approaches a research project with the TAs as members of the research team headed by a faculty advisor. TA preparation is broadened and support includes the management, teamwork, and communication skills necessary. This makes the TAs more efficient and effective teachers while explicitly connecting the TA experience to the ``soft'' skills they need in their own research careers whether in industry, national laboratories, or academia. This talk describes such a program, functioning for over 20 years at the University of Minnesota, that takes no more time than the usual TA but results in graduate students that are more satisfied with their TA experience, are better prepared to function in research groups, and provide a better classroom experience for their undergraduate students.

  15. "Having Our Say": High Achieving African American Male College Graduates Speak about Parental Involvement and Parenting Style

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    Odom, Lynn Lanier; McNeese, Rose M.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of parental involvement and parenting styles of the parents of academically successful African American males who graduated from historically Black colleges or universities (Odom, 2013). More specifically, the study investigated relationships among students' perceptions of their parents'…

  16. How Well Does the Theory of Planned Behavior Predict Graduation among College and University Students with Disabilities?

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Shirley; Budd, Jillian; Jorgensen, Mary; Asuncion, Jennison; Barile, Maria

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this research was to develop a model to predict which students with disabilities will drop out before graduation and to investigate the drop out pattern of students with disabilities. To accomplish this we evaluated potential predictors of persistence and drop-out among 611 college and university students with various disabilities and…

  17. Theory of Planned Behavior: Sensitivity and Specificity in Predicting Graduation and Drop-Out among College and University Students?

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Mary; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Budd, Jillian; King, Laura; Jorgensen, Shirley; Asuncion, Jennison

    2016-01-01

    We examined sensitivity and specificity when using the three theory of planned behavior (TPB) scales (Perceived Behavioral Control, Subjective Norms, Attitude) to predict graduation and drop-out in a longitudinal study of 252 college and university students with disabilities and in a separate cross-sectional study of a random sample of 1380…

  18. How Well Does the Theory of Planned Behavior Predict Graduation among College and University Students with Disabilities?

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Shirley; Budd, Jillian; Jorgensen, Mary; Asuncion, Jennison; Barile, Maria

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this research was to develop a model to predict which students with disabilities will drop out before graduation and to investigate the drop out pattern of students with disabilities. To accomplish this we evaluated potential predictors of persistence and drop-out among 611 college and university students with various disabilities and…

  19. College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: Latino Students. Research Note 2013-3

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    McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Latino SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high perceived ability, high assessed ability)…

  20. College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: Native American Students. Research Note 2013-4

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    McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Native American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high perceived ability, high assessed…

  1. College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: Asian American Students. Research Note 2013-8

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    McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Asian American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high-perceived ability, high-assessed ability)…

  2. New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Lumina's Merisotis on Increasing College Enrollment and Graduation

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    DiSalvio, Philip

    2013-01-01

    "New Directions for Higher Education" examines emerging issues, trends, and ideas that have an impact on higher education policies, programs, and practices. In this article, DiSalvio inteviews Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, about Lumina's commitment to enrolling and graduating more students from college, and…

  3. How to Graduate High-Risk Students: Lessons from Successful For-Profit Colleges and Schools in Texas

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    Frishberg, Ellen; Lee, John B.; Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff

    2010-01-01

    This project studied four career college and school campuses in Texas that had higher than average graduation rates and lower than average student loan default rates to determine what they did to achieve these positive outcomes. The visits to the campuses found that a conscious, concerted effort to integrate students into the academic and social…

  4. Are Canadian General Internal Medicine training program graduates well prepared for their future careers?

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    Snell Linda

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background At a time of increased need and demand for general internists in Canada, the attractiveness of generalist careers (including general internal medicine, GIM has been falling as evidenced by the low number of residents choosing this specialty. One hypothesis for the lack of interest in a generalist career is lack of comfort with the skills needed to practice after training, and the mismatch between the tertiary care, inpatient training environment and "real life". This project was designed to determine perceived effectiveness of training for 10 years of graduates of Canadian GIM programs to assist in the development of curriculum and objectives for general internists that will meet the needs of graduates and ultimately society. Methods Mailed survey designed to explore perceived importance of training for and preparation for various aspects of Canadian GIM practice. After extensive piloting of the survey, including a pilot survey of two universities to improve the questionnaire, all graduates of the 16 universities over the previous ten years were surveyed. Results Gaps (difference between importance and preparation were demonstrated in many of the CanMEDS 2000/2005® competencies. Medical problems of pregnancy, perioperative care, pain management, chronic care, ambulatory care and community GIM rotations were the medical expert areas with the largest gaps. Exposure to procedural skills was perceived to be lacking. Some procedural skills valued as important for current GIM trainees and performed frequently (example ambulatory ECG interpretation had low preparation ratings by trainees. Other areas of perceived discrepancy between training and practice included: manager role (set up of an office, health advocate (counseling for prevention, for example smoking cessation, and professional (end of life issues, ethics. Conclusion Graduates of Canadian GIM training programs over the last ten years have identified perceived gaps

  5. Mathematics Preparation and Success in Introductory College Science Courses

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    Avallone, L. M.; Geiger, L. C.; Luebke, A. E.

    2008-12-01

    It is a long-held belief that adequate mathematics preparation is a key to success in introductory college science courses. Indeed, a number of recent studies have tested mathematics "fluency" and compared that to performance in introductory physics or chemistry courses. At the University of Colorado at Boulder, we administered a twenty-question math assessment to incoming first-year students as part of orientation registration. The intent of this tool was to provide information for advising new college students about their readiness for college-level science courses, both those for science majors and those for non-scientists. In this presentation we describe the results of the mathematics assessment for two incoming classes in the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder (about 9,000 students) and its predictive capabilities for success in introductory science courses. We also analyze student performance in these courses (i.e., course grade) with respect to ACT and/or SAT scores. We will present data on the relative success of students in college science courses both with and without prior college-level mathematics courses as well.

  6. Graduate School and Fellowship Discussion

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    Farrar, Charles Reed [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-07-25

    This was a presentation presented for the Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School. This is a set of slides about how to prepare for college, specifically graduate school. It gives instructions for succeeding and getting into a good school with financial aid through assistantships and scholarships, specifically applying to engineering backgrounds. Also, there are tips given for applying for fellowships and concludes with some general recommendations for graduate school.

  7. Estimating the Relationship between Use of Test-Preparation Methods and Scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test.

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    Leary, Linda F.; Wightman, Lawrence E.

    This study sought to examine the relationship between five methods of test preparation and test performance as measured by Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Verbal, Quantitative and Total scores. Data on method of test preparation were obtained through voluntary examinee response to five questions which appeared on the answer sheets. One…

  8. Estimating the Relationship between Use of Test-Preparation Methods and Scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test.

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    Leary, Linda F.; Wightman, Lawrence E.

    This study sought to examine the relationship between five methods of test preparation and test performance as measured by Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Verbal, Quantitative and Total scores. Data on method of test preparation were obtained through voluntary examinee response to five questions which appeared on the answer sheets. One…

  9. Effectively Preparing College Bound Students for College-Level Mathematics: University Math Faculty Perceptions

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    Harms, Kristine

    2010-01-01

    Visit with any university math faculty member throughout the United States, and you will soon hear how the freshman students are not prepared to be successful in introductory college algebra classes. The opinions are varied regarding why the students are unsuccessful; however, the concern and frustration is universal. According to American College…

  10. Prepared to practice? Perception of career preparation and guidance of recent medical graduates at two campuses of a transnational medical school: a cross-sectional study.

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    Kassim, Sameer S; McGowan, Yvonne; McGee, Hannah; Whitford, David L

    2016-02-09

    Graduating medical students enter the workforce with substantial medical knowledge and experience, yet little is known about how well they are prepared for the transition to medical practice in diverse settings. We set out to compare perceptions of medical school graduates' career guidance with their perceptions of preparedness to practice as interns. We also set out to compare perceptions of preparedness for hospital practice between graduates from two transnational medical schools. This was a cross-sectional study. A Preparedness for Hospital Practice (PHPQ) survey and career guidance questionnaire was sent to recent medical graduates, incorporating additional free text responses on career preparation. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and tests of association including Chi-square, Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis H tests. Forty three percent (240/555) of graduates responded to the survey: 39 % of respondents were domestic (Dublin, Ireland or Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain) and interning locally; 15 % were overseas students interning locally; 42 % were overseas students interning internationally and 4 % had not started internship. Two variables explained 13 % of the variation in preparedness for hospital practice score: having planned postgraduate education prior to entering medical school and having helpful career guidance in medical school. Overseas graduates interning internationally were more likely to have planned their postgraduate career path prior to entering medical school. Dublin graduates found their career guidance more helpful than Bahrain counterparts. The most cited shortcomings were lack of structured career advice and lack of advice on the Irish and Bahraini postgraduate systems. This study has demonstrated that early consideration of postgraduate career preparation and helpful medical school career guidance has a strong association with perceptions of preparedness of medical graduates for hospital practice. In an era of increasing

  11. Funding an accelerated baccalaureate nursing track for non-nursing college graduates: an academic/practice collaboration.

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    Poirrier, Gail P; Oberleitner, Melinda G

    2011-01-01

    To expand nursing programs to better meet workforce demands, nursing education must offer nontraditional students more educational opportunities that are flexible, streamlined, and low cost. Accelerated programs, particularly programs tailored to attract individuals with degrees in other fields and looking for career changes, are great examples. The cost factors related to a successful accelerated degree program designed for non-nursing college graduates are described. Based on the experiences with a previously implemented accelerated BSN program offered from 1987-1994 at one university, a revised accelerated option model was developed that included ongoing involvement with four community hospitals, shared budget responsibilities, student stipends, and a 3-year work commitment by graduates at a sponsoring hospital. The investment of approximately $1.6 million over 7 years resulted in the education and graduation of 75 new registered nursing professionals to meet the health care needs of the citizens of the community.

  12. The Effects of Performance Budgeting and Funding Programs on Graduation Rate in Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities

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    Jung-cheol Shinn

    2004-05-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted to determine whether states with performance budgeting and funding (PBF programs had improved institutional performance of higher education over the five years (1997 through 2001 considered in this study. First Time in College (FTIC graduation rate was used as the measure of institutional performance. In this study, the unit of analysis is institution level and the study population is all public four-or-more-year institutions in the United States. To test PBF program effectiveness, Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM growth analysis was applied. According to the HLM analysis, the growth of graduation rates in states with PBF programs was not greater than in states without PBF programs. The lack of growth in institutional graduation rates, however, does not mean that PBF programs failed to achieve their goals. Policy-makers are advised to sustain PBF programs long enough until such programs bear their fruits or are proven ineffective.

  13. A Survey of Mental Health on College Students before Graduation%大学生毕业前心理健康调查

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    李振国; 刘少文; 赵虎; 杨凤霞; 王永华

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the mental health of university students before graduation.Methods: By cluster sampling,457 university students before graduation were assessed with SCL-90. Results: The most common mental health problems of pregraduation college students were compulsion and interpersonal sensitivity, and girls suffered more than boys. Conclusion: Most of the college students were in perfect mental health conditions. Environment and sex were important factors affecting mental health of university students.

  14. Employer Follow-Up Survey: Employer Assessment of 1983-84 Forest Park Graduates. Final Report.

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    Kapraun, E. Daniel; Nienkamp, Roger L.

    An employer follow-up study was conducted to gather information from the employers of 1983-84 graduates of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park regarding the preparation and performance of these graduates. A previous survey of the 1983-84 graduates had identified 221 of their employers, who were mailed a questionnaire asking for ratings of…

  15. 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)

  16. Study of the self-confidence of midwifery graduates from Mashhad College of nursing and midwifery in fulfilling clinical skills.

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    Mirzakhani, Kobra; Shorab, Nahid Jahani

    2015-09-01

    Self-confidence is one of the main components of clinical competence, and it is considered to be an important indicator of ability and competence. The aim of this study was to determine the confidence of midwifery graduates from Mashhad College of nursing and midwifery in fulfilling the required clinical skills. The study was in the form of a cross-sectional study, and it was performed in 2011 on 50 midwifery graduates who had been working in health centers in Mashhad for six months to three years providing midwifery services, as well as on their supervisors having a minimum of 6 months experiences of responsibility in these centers. The research tools included self-assessment tools of self-confidence in midwives and assessment tools of self-confidence in midwifery graduates in fulfilling clinical skills performed by the supervisors. The validity of the tools was confirmed by face validity and content validity, and the reliability of the test was confirmed by test-retest (r = 0.82). After the data were extracted and encoded, they were analyzed using SPSS software version 11.5, descriptive statistics, the t-test, and Pearson's test. Among the midwifery graduates, 84.57% of them had confidence in the area of management of low-risk situations, and 55.51% had confidence in their ability to manage high-risk situations. The self-confidence levels of graduates in fulfilling clinical skills in the management of low-risk and high-risk situations were significantly different (P confidence (P confidence of graduates in fulfilling clinical skills in the management of high-risk situations. In order to achieve such improvement, it is necessary to identify and use methods of increasing graduates' self-confidence in the learning environment by developing an enhanced midwifery curriculum and improved teaching methods.

  17. Teachers and Tea-Fetchers – What the Future Holds for Japan's Junior College Graduates: Female student perceptions of the status, purpose, and value of a Junior College education

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    WALKER, Patricia

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Throughout Japan, enrolments in junior colleges, previously the higher education destination of choice for nearly 500 000 women a year at their peak in 1990, has plummeted recently to half that number. It is therefore of interest to investigate the quality of experience and post-graduation aspirations of the decreasing numbers of women who have elected to take up the short- term route. This study investigates the mission of the junior college in the 21st century, the quality and status of the courses, the extent to which they prepare women for their career goals, and the value of the exit qualification in the employment market. In an intensive period of fieldwork in a small college on the Tokyo/Yokohama borders in the summer of 2005 the views of students and their tutors were elicited. It was found that, on the whole, high numbers of women were resigned to the gendered roles for which they have been socialized throughout their life course but that a growing minority were resolved to use their junior college degree to open up possibilities for further study and enter an arena where their economic outcomes could be expanded.

  18. Preparing prelicensure and graduate nursing students to systematically communicate bad news to patients and families.

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    Little, Jeanne; Bolick, Beth Nachtsheim

    2014-01-01

    Communicating bad news, otherwise known as difficult conversations, is a complex communication skill that requires didactic learning and practical application. Students learn that what may be interpreted as bad news is determined by the recipient and not by the person who is delivering the news. Learning a systematic approach, such as the SPIKES (Setting, Perception, Invitation, Knowledge, Empathy, Strategy/Summary) mnemonic, prepares prelicensure and graduate nursing students for difficult conversations with patients and families in the clinical setting. Role-playing commonly includes clinical scenarios, and using video recording and playback of the encounters in such scenarios is one method of learning the systematic approach to communicating bad news. Follow-up practice after application in the clinical setting and feedback from faculty and mentors are essential for nursing students to achieve competence in this complex set of communication skills.

  19. The real world: BME graduates reflect on whether universities are providing adequate preparation for a career in industry.

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    Berglund, Jennifer

    2015-01-01

    Let's face it: In the United States, a college degree isn't what it used to be. These days, 46% of recent college graduates consider themselves underemployed and in jobs that do not require their college degrees--degrees that have already cost many of these grads and their families hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans, with no promise of a job and salary to pay those loans back. But engineering majors are said to be outliers. Engineering as a field is widely considered one of, if not the most, lucrative academic paths for students seeking well-paid employment immediately following college. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that nearly 40% of the 45 most highly paid professions that require only a bachelor's degree are in engineering. Salaries for all biomedical engineers, entry level or not, are among the highest, with a median pay of US$86,960. And engineering departments at colleges are not shy to advertise these numbers: the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas, Austin, declares on its Web page that, "electing to graduate with a major in biomedical engineering opens the door to an ever-growing amount of job opportunities," citing a 72%, ten-year job growth forecast. Boston University's program cites U.S. News and World Report's claim that BME is the country's fastest-growing occupation.

  20. Graduate Student Placement: An Examination of Experience and Career Barriers in a Student Affairs Professional Preparation Program

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    Full Text Available This quantitative descriptive study examined the job placement success and challenges of graduate students in a higher education and student affairs professional preparation program at a mid-size public institution in the U.S. Specifically, this study investigated the impact of curricular standards in the form of supervised practice (i.e., internships and graduate assistantships on the job placement rate of recent alumni. In addition, perceived barriers in the job search process were investigated and examined comparatively by gender. Findings suggest that current curricular standards may not be sufficient for successful placement and that men and women do not differ significantly with respect to perceived barriers in their job search process. Implications for practice include a re-evaluation of curricular standards for student affairs professional preparation programs and a greater understanding of what factors and barriers contribute to successful graduate student placement.

  1. The Impact of Personal and Program Characteristics on the Placement of School Leadership Preparation Program Graduates in School Leader Positions

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    Fuller, Edward J.; Hollingworth, Liz; An, Brian P.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of personal and program characteristics on the placement of graduates of principal preparation programs in assistant principal, principal, and school leadership positions. Research Design: This study relies on Texas principal production data from 1993 through 2007 matched to employment…

  2. Preparing Medical Graduates for an Interconnected World: Current Practices and Future Possibilities for Internationalizing the Medical Curriculum in Different Contexts

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    Stütz, Alexander; Green, Wendy; McAllister, Lindy; Eley, Diann

    2015-01-01

    Preparing medical graduates who are competent to work in a global environment requires broad integration of international and intercultural perspectives throughout the medical curriculum. Employing Leask and Bridge's "conceptual framework of internationalisation of the curriculum," this article first highlights the emphasis placed on…

  3. Preparing Medical Graduates for an Interconnected World: Current Practices and Future Possibilities for Internationalizing the Medical Curriculum in Different Contexts

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    Stütz, Alexander; Green, Wendy; McAllister, Lindy; Eley, Diann

    2015-01-01

    Preparing medical graduates who are competent to work in a global environment requires broad integration of international and intercultural perspectives throughout the medical curriculum. Employing Leask and Bridge's "conceptual framework of internationalisation of the curriculum," this article first highlights the emphasis placed…

  4. Internship training adequately prepares South African medical graduates for community service - with exceptions.

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    Nkabinde, T C; Ross, A; Reid, S; Nkwanyana, N M

    2013-09-30

    The 2-year internship period for medical graduates began in South Africa in 2005 and has never been formally evaluated. This study assessed the perceptions of community service medical officers (COSMOs) working at district hospitals (DHs) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) to determine whether the 2-year internship programme had adequately prepared them for community service (CS). A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted regarding the perceptions of COSMOs working at 22 district hospitals in KZN. Data were collected in July 2012, using a questionnaire based on the core skills and knowledge detailed in the Health Professions Council of South Africa intern log book. All eight domains were self-assessed and a score of 4 out of 5 indicated an ability to work independently. Of the COSMOs, 78% (60 out of 89) completed the questionnaire. Most felt well-prepared for CS in all disciplines, but critical gaps in knowledge and skills were identified in paediatrics, orthopaedics, anaesthetics and obstetrics. In addition, 75% of respondents (45 out of 60) expressed a need for additional training in the disciplines of ear, nose and throat (ENT), urology, ophthalmology and dermatology. The 2-year internship has provided the basis for independent medical practice in DHs. However, certain critical skill gaps need urgent attention, particularly in obstetrics and anaesthesia. Areas of weakness in ENT, urology, ophthalmology and dermatology could be addressed by including these specialities as a compulsory rotation in surgery, medicine or family medicine during internship training.

  5. Preparing Biology Graduate Teaching Assistants for Their Roles as Instructors: An Assessment of Institutional Approaches.

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    Schussler, Elisabeth E; Read, Quentin; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Miller, Kristen; Ferzli, Miriam

    2015-01-01

    The inconsistency of professional development (PD) in teaching for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) is a widespread problem in higher education. Although GTAs serve an important role in retention of undergraduate science majors and in promotion of scientific literacy in nonmajors, they often lack preparation and ongoing support for teaching. Given the recent national focus on instructional quality in introductory courses, our goal was to use an online survey to identify current practices of teaching PD for biology GTAs and compare these results with the last national survey on this topic. In responses from 71 participant institutions, 96% reported some mandatory teaching preparation for biology GTAs; however, 52% of these programs required 10 or fewer hours per year. Respondents wanted to change their programs to include more pedagogical information and teaching observations with feedback to their GTAs. Programmatic self-ratings of satisfaction with GTA PD were positively correlated with the number of topics discussed during PD. Although more schools are requiring GTA PD for teaching compared with the last national survey, the lack of program breadth at many schools warrants a national conversation with regard to recent calls for improving undergraduate instruction.

  6. Preparing Biology Graduate Teaching Assistants for Their Roles as Instructors: An Assessment of Institutional Approaches

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    Schussler, Elisabeth E.; Read, Quentin; Marbach-Ad, Gili; Miller, Kristen; Ferzli, Miriam

    2015-01-01

    The inconsistency of professional development (PD) in teaching for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) is a widespread problem in higher education. Although GTAs serve an important role in retention of undergraduate science majors and in promotion of scientific literacy in nonmajors, they often lack preparation and ongoing support for teaching. Given the recent national focus on instructional quality in introductory courses, our goal was to use an online survey to identify current practices of teaching PD for biology GTAs and compare these results with the last national survey on this topic. In responses from 71 participant institutions, 96% reported some mandatory teaching preparation for biology GTAs; however, 52% of these programs required 10 or fewer hours per year. Respondents wanted to change their programs to include more pedagogical information and teaching observations with feedback to their GTAs. Programmatic self-ratings of satisfaction with GTA PD were positively correlated with the number of topics discussed during PD. Although more schools are requiring GTA PD for teaching compared with the last national survey, the lack of program breadth at many schools warrants a national conversation with regard to recent calls for improving undergraduate instruction. PMID:26231562

  7. Follow Up Study of Non College Bound Somerset County High School Graduates June 1990, New Jersey.

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    Doty, Charles R.

    A follow-up study sought to determine what happened to the 1990 noncollege-bound graduates of all the high schools in Somerset County, New Jersey. Data were gathered through a mailed survey and telephone follow-up (approximately 45 percent response) of the 408 graduates of the 12 of 13 high schools providing names. Some of the findings from…

  8. Nurse practitioner graduates "Speak Out" about the adequacy of their educational preparation to care for older adults: A qualitative study.

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    Jones, Jacqueline; Kotthoff-Burrell, Ernestine; Kass-Wolff, Jane; Brownrigg, Vicki

    2015-12-01

    With a shortage of primary care providers prepared to care for an aging U.S. population, nurse practitioner (NP) programs are integrating gerontological content. This qualitative descriptive study explored NP graduate perceptions on the adequacy of their education to prepare them to care for seniors. Twenty-three graduates of NP program options at two universities in the western U.S. participated in focus group discussions or interviews. Participants shared their perceptions of their NP educational preparation and suggestions for enhancing gerontologic curriculum. Four main domains emerged from analysis of qualitative data: (a) "Getting your boots on and getting into the role"; (b) "Older people are more complex than we were prepared to care for"; (c) "It is very different as a provider, but I am so glad I was a nurse with experience first"; (d) "NPs have a scope of practice, physician assistants (PAs) have a job description-but I wish we had their [procedural] preparation." Graduates identified a need for more educational content and clinical experiences specific to the care of older adults. Some suggested a postgraduate residency or mentoring option to assist NP role transition and progression and limit role confusion. ©2015 American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

  9. Establishing Astronomy in the Curriculum at a Teacher Preparation College: Some Successes and Some Challenges

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    French, L. M.; Borkovitz, D.

    1999-12-01

    At Wheelock College, a liberal arts college in Boston which prepares students for careers in elementary and early childhood teaching and social work, we are developing science and mathematics courses designed to prepare our students for their work with children while teaching them adult-level math and science. Our students arrive with varying skill levels and, often, a great deal of math and science anxiety. We must address the anxiety in order for the students to make progress as learners and, eventually, teachers of math and science. Two courses have been notable successes. A one-semester course entitled The Solar System has become a staple in the curriculum. Major topics covered include finding our way around the sky, the nature of light and color, the size and scale of the solar system, and the causes of the Earth’s seasons and the phases of the moon. Students report that it changes their minds about how science can be taught by modeling a style of teaching which is more interactive than the way they were taught. In the graduate school, astronomy is the focus for a course entitled Teaching and Learning. Co-taught by an education faculty member and an astronomer, the course immerses students in learning a new content area and asks them to consider their own learning process. Observations play an important role here, with students keeping journals of their own sky observations. We also describe two challenges. One is the establishment of more advanced courses; although an astrophysics class has been offered twice to overwhelmingly positive student reviews, it is not easy to “sell”. The other challenge is the establishment of an introductory level course in stars and galaxies for non-science majors. This work has been supported in part by a grant from the DUE of the National Science Foundation.

  10. Preparing Students for College and Career: California Multiple Pathways. Issue Brief

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    Richmond, Eric

    2009-01-01

    To prepare students for success in life, the twenty-first-century American high school needs to shift its focus from preparing for college or career to achieving college and career readiness for every student. One of the most comprehensive efforts towards this goal is the "multiple pathways" initiative in California, which is a reform…

  11. 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…

  12. Top Gainers: Some Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities Make Big Improvements in Minority Graduation Rates. College Results Online

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    Engle, Jennifer; Theokas, Christina

    2010-01-01

    Each year, nearly 400,000 minority students enroll as freshmen in a four-year college, hoping to realize all of the opportunities that earning a bachelor's degree affords. Many arrive on campus having overcome underfunded high schools, an intimidating college-admissions process, and daunting financial circumstances. Yet despite their persistence…

  13. A Research on the Difference between the Ideal Work and the Realistic one for Graduates

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    2014-01-01

    This paper firstly introduces the current situation of the employment for graduates.The purpose of this thesis is to explore the shortcomings of the college education and what kind of preparations the students should have for the future job.

  14. Using immersive healthcare simulation for physiology education: initial experience in high school, college, and graduate school curricula.

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    Oriol, Nancy E; Hayden, Emily M; Joyal-Mowschenson, Julie; Muret-Wagstaff, Sharon; Faux, Russell; Gordon, James A

    2011-09-01

    In the natural world, learning emerges from the joy of play, experimentation, and inquiry as part of everyday life. However, this kind of informal learning is often difficult to integrate within structured educational curricula. This report describes an educational program that embeds naturalistic learning into formal high school, college, and graduate school science class work. Our experience is based on work with hundreds of high school, college, and graduate students enrolled in traditional science classes in which mannequin simulators were used to teach physiological principles. Specific case scenarios were integrated into the curriculum as problem-solving exercises chosen to accentuate the basic science objectives of the course. This report also highlights the historic and theoretical basis for the use of mannequin simulators as an important physiology education tool and outlines how the authors' experience in healthcare education has been effectively translated to nonclinical student populations. Particular areas of focus include critical-thinking and problem-solving behaviors and student reflections on the impact of the teaching approach.

  15. Degrees of Freedom: Diversifying Math Requirements for College Readiness and Graduation (Report 1 of a 3-Part Series)

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    Burdman, Pamela

    2015-01-01

    Since the mid-20th century, the standard U.S. high school and college math curriculum has been based on two years of algebra and a year of geometry, preparing students to take classes in pre-calculus followed by calculus. Students' math pursuits have been differentiated primarily by how far or how rapidly they proceed along a clearly defined…

  16. Preparing for an Academic Career Workshops: Resources for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

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    Dunbar, R. W.; MacDonald, R.

    2004-12-01

    The professional development program, "On the Cutting Edge", offers annual multi-day workshops for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows interested in pursuing academic careers. Goals are to prepare participants to become more effective teachers, stronger candidates for academic positions, and more aware of the realities of academic jobs. Insights that participants especially hope to gain from these workshops include feedback on the application process, especially an understanding of how search committees work; the different realities of balancing teaching, research, and personal life in a range of academic institutions; and expectations for tenure. The ten-person leadership team represents, by design, a wide range of academic career paths and institutions, and provides approximately 1:6 leader: participant ratio. Specific sessions include research on learning, an introduction to course and lab design, effective teaching and assessment strategies, developing a teaching statement, time management and early career faculty success, and moving research forward into new settings. Optional workshop sessions and discussions include the following topics: dual-career couples; families and careers; teaching portfolios; effective negotiation strategies; tenure and promotion; effective field trips; getting started in undergraduate research; opportunities in K-12 education; career options beyond faculty positions. Highlights of the workshop are faculty panel discussions about career paths and the academic job search. By workshop end, participants complete a goal setting and action planning activity. Two years of evaluation data suggest our goals are being met. Participants particularly appreciate the practical ideas and the opportunity to interact with, and learn from, a diverse leadership team and other participants.

  17. 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.

  18. Factors Influencing Medical School Graduates Toward a Career in Psychiatry: Analysis from the 2011-2013 Association of American Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire.

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    Wilbanks, Lindsey; Spollen, John; Messias, Erick

    2016-04-01

    Various factors influence choice of medical specialty. Previous research grouped specialties into controllable lifestyle, primary care, and surgical. This study compared factors influencing individuals to choose psychiatry versus other specialties. Data came from the 2011-2013 Association of American Medical Colleges Graduation Questionnaire. The authors grouped responses, ranging from no influence to minor, moderate, and strong influence, into psychiatry and controllable lifestyle, primary care, and surgical specialties and analyzed the data using one-way analysis of variance. The analyses included 29,227 students, of which 1329 (4.5%) elected psychiatry; 10,998 (37.6%), controllable lifestyle specialties; 12,320 (42.2%), primary care specialties; and 4580 (15.7%), surgical specialties. Students choosing psychiatry reported less influence of competitiveness, student debt, and salary expectations than those choosing controllable lifestyle and surgical specialties (p personality than controllable lifestyle, primary care, and surgical specialties (p < 0.004). Students entering psychiatry do not fit the traditional categories of controllable lifestyle, primary care, and surgical profiles, but fall between controllable lifestyle and primary care specialties. Recruitment efforts may need to address this different pattern of influences.

  19. Return Migration: A Study of College Graduates Returning to Rural U.S. Homes

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    Mahoney, Elizabeth D.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore perceptions of return migration experiences and gain knowledge from rural residents who have left to obtain a college education and start careers in non-rural areas, and who then returned to their rural hometowns with the social and economic benefits of a college education, and other valuable resources. This…

  20. Follow-Up Survey of Students Who Received a Degree or Certificate from Napa Valley College in the 1983-1984 Academic Year.

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    Friedlander, Jack

    In winter 1983, a survey of Napa Valley College (NVC) graduates was conducted to determine the percentage of 1983-84 graduates who achieved their goal by the time they left NVC; graduate satisfaction with instructional quality and with the overall quality of NVC; graduate satisfaction with employment or transfer preparation; employment patterns;…

  1. Analysis of Graduation Rates for Four-Year Colleges: A Model of Institutional Performance Using IPEDS

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    Fung, Terence Yip-hung

    2010-01-01

    Under the George W. Bush U.S. presidential administration, the federal government pushed for greater accountability among institutions of higher education for educational outcomes. Graduation rate is a key performance indicator of institutional accountability. Previous researchers of student attrition focused primarily on the effects of student…

  2. To This Day: College Graduates on the Lasting Significance of Relationality and Experiential Learning

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    Fullerton, Ann; Reitenauer, Vicki L.

    2015-01-01

    In the past twenty years, much research has been conducted into the effects of community-based learning and service-learning on students, but studies into the long-term impacts that persist after graduation have been fewer in number. In this article, the authors share perspectives from Portland State University alumni on the lasting significance…

  3. Black Male Graduation Rates in Community Colleges: Do Institutional Characteristics Make a Difference

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    Vasquez Urias, Marissa; Wood, J. Luke

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate Black male graduation rates in public two-year, degree-granting institutions. Specifically, the researchers were interested in determining the influence (if any) of select institutional characteristics (e.g., attendance intensity, degree of urbanization, geographic region, institutional size) on…

  4. Truth-Telling, Ritual Culture, and Latino College Graduates in the Anthropocene

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    Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely

    2017-01-01

    This article seeks to trace the cartography of truth-telling through a posthuamanist predicament of ritual culture in higher education and critical inquiry. Ritual culture in higher education such as graduation ceremony produces and reflects the realities of becoming subjects. These spaces are proliferating grounds for truth telling and practical…

  5. Preparing New Graduates for Interprofessional Teamwork: Effectiveness of a Nurse Residency Program.

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    Hopkins, Julie L; Bromley, Gail E

    2016-03-01

    The purpose of this project was to determine whether a nurse residency program was effective in improving satisfaction with new graduates' performance competence in interprofessional collaboration. This was a cross-sectional survey design, comparing the satisfaction ratings of nurse leaders and staff nurses at a mid-western academic medical center to national benchmark data obtained from the 2007 Nursing Practice Readiness Tool. The sample consisted of 149 nurses who worked in inpatient units where new graduates practice. Thirty-five had 1 year or less of experience in nursing and 114 had at least 2 years of experience. Managers, experienced nurses, and new graduate nurses varied in their satisfaction ratings regarding interprofessional collaboration. Satisfaction of new graduates' competencies by nurse managers and staff nurses were rated higher in each category, compared with the national study, with 63% of nurse leaders satisfied with new graduates' ability to communicate with the interprofessional team, compared with the national average of 38%. Participants reported 56% satisfaction in the ability to work as a team, compared with 37% reported in the national study.

  6. Where Have All the Freshman Gone? A Follow-up Study of Students Who Left Montgomery Community College Prior to Graduation.

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    Gell, Robert L.; Bleil, David F.

    The purpose of this study was to discover what the nonreturning student does when he leaves Montgomery College and why he left prior to earning a degree. This report is the second phase of a total follow-up study conducted by the Office of Institutional Research. The first phase consisted of a study of what the 1970 graduates were doing four…

  7. Gender Comparisons of Young Physicians' Perceptions of Their Medical Education, Professional Life, and Practice: A Follow-Up Study of Jefferson Medical College Graduates.

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    Hojat, Mohammadreza; And Others

    1995-01-01

    A survey of 530 male and 137 female graduates of Jefferson Medical College (Pennsylvania) found numerous gender differences in their assessments of selected areas of the medical school curriculum, issues of medical practice and professional life, and specialty choices, professional activities, and research productivity. (Author/MSE)

  8. College of Education Graduate School Students Examine the Advantages of Integrating Research-Based Instructional Theories into Every Day Classroom Instruction

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    Costley, Kevin C.; Tyler, Brenda L.

    2014-01-01

    College of Education students are always interested in the purpose and use of educational theories and what theories can be used to aid in classroom instruction and learning. This article contains written dialogues from of university educational graduate students elaborating on their personal perceptions of the usefulness of theories in public…

  9. Artful Teaching and Learning: The Bank Street Developmental-Interaction Approach at Midtown West School. Teaching for a Changing World: The Graduates of Bank Street College of Education

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    Intrator, Sam; Park, Soyoung; Lit, Ira

    2015-01-01

    This case study is one of five publications from the larger study, "Teaching for a Changing World: The Graduates of Bank Street College of Education." Established in 1989, Midtown West is a New York City public elementary school serving approximately 350 students from kindergarten through grade five. With the support of Tony Alvarado,…

  10. Employment and Career Opportunities after Graduation: A Study on the Transition from College to Work in the Philippines. IIEP Research Report No. 61.

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    Arcelo, Adriano A.; Sanyal, Bikas C.

    The experiences of college graduates in the Philippines in obtaining employment were studied based on the responses of 1,284 students (out of a sample of 2,598). Findings on an earlier study--Higher Education and the Labour Market (HELMS I)--are summerized. For the current study (HELMS II), information is provided on: parental background,…

  11. Factors Associated with Student Pharmacist Philanthropy to the College Before and After Graduation

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    Marie A Chisholm-Burns; Christina A Spivey

    2015-01-01

      To examine the early stages of a student giving program, to evaluate the program's influence on college donations, and to evaluate other factors that may affect student and year-one postgraduation...

  12. Alberta's new health research paradigms: Are graduate students being prepared for interdisciplinary team research?

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    Duthie, Katherine; Riddell, Meghan; Weller, Carol; Coltan, Lavinia I; Benzies, Karen; Olson, David M

    2010-06-01

    Strategic prioritization of research agendas to address health problems with a large social and economic burden has increased the demand for interdisciplinary research. Universities have addressed the need for interdisciplinary research in their strategic documents. However, research training to equip graduates for careers in interdisciplinary research teams has not kept pace. We offer recommendations to graduate students, universities, health services organizations, and health research funders designed to increase the capacity for interdisciplinary research team training, and provide an example of an existing training program.

  13. Use of social media in graduate-level medical humanities education: two pilot studies from Penn State College of Medicine.

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    George, Daniel R; Dellasega, Cheryl

    2011-01-01

    Social media strategies in education have gained attention for undergraduate students, but there has been relatively little application with graduate populations in medicine. To use and evaluate the integration of new social media tools into the curricula of two graduate-level medical humanities electives offered to 4th-year students at Penn State College of Medicine. Instructors selected five social media tools--Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, blogging and Skype--to promote student learning. At the conclusion of each course, students provided quantitative and qualitative course evaluation. Students gave high favourability ratings to both courses, and expressed that the integration of social media into coursework augmented learning and collaboration. Others identified challenges including: demands on time, concerns about privacy and lack of facility with technology. Integrating social media tools into class activities appeared to offer manifold benefits over traditional classroom methods, including real-time communication outside of the classroom, connecting with medical experts, collaborative opportunities and enhanced creativity. Social media can augment learning opportunities within humanities curriculum in medical schools, and help students acquire tools and skill-sets for problem solving, networking, and collaboration. Command of technologies will be increasingly important to the practice of medicine in the twenty-first century.

  14. MEDICAL STUDENT IN THE FAMILY HEALTH STRATEGY ON THE FIRST YEARS OF COLLEGE: PERCEPTION OF GRADUATES

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available There is a lack of knowledge about the effective value of the experience gained by medical students who participate in the Family Health Strategy (Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF during the early stages of their medical training. This teaching strategy is based on learning by experiencing the problems that exist in real life. This study proposed to understand the value of this teaching strategy from the viewpoint of the students who had participated, after their graduation. The method adopted was a qualitative study conducted through interviews with students who graduated in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. The data analysis used the hermeneutic dialectic technique as its model. The graduates considered that this experience enabled them to understand the organization and functioning of the health service and the context of the daily life of the users. This experience facilitated the doctor patient relationship, the development of clinical reasoning and the bond with the user. However the students emphasized that a lack of maturity prevented them gaining a higher level of benefit from the experience. Therefore, although the structure of the course is permeated by advances and challenges, it was concluded that this experience contributed to the student's learning of certain essential elements of medical training.

  15. Employability of the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Graduates of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges

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    Full Text Available The study determined the employment status of the graduates of BS Electronics Engineering from 1999 to 2011. It also addressed the relevance of the ECE program outcomes and school factors to their employability. Pertinent data were gathered using a questionnaire and the sample size of 180 was determined using Slovin’s formula. Findings revealed that the graduates are highly employable in a wide range of industry such as electronics manufacturing, electronics design, telecommunications, broadcasting, and data communications and ICT-related areas, were able to pass the licensure examinations and other certifications, currently enjoying regular permanent job positions as supervisors, production engineers, process engineers, educators and others, and are working for companies located in Metro Manila and industrial zones in Laguna and Cavite. A significant number work abroad as OFWs. Only a small number are employed in the province of Camarines Sur mainly due to the lack of electronics industries and employment opportunities in the area. The skills the graduates found most useful to their first jobs are critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Suggestions were given such as the inclusion of industry-utilized software and enhancement of the OJT program, more hands-on activities in the curriculum, exposure to industry while studying, and job familiarization among others. The findings of the study can serve as basis for curriculum review and revision to meet the demands of the industry.

  16. Medical student in the family health strategy on the first years of college: perception of graduates.

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    Ricardo, Maria Paula Ferreira; Marin, Maria José Sanches; Otani, Marcia Aparecida Padovan; Marin, Marina Sanches

    2014-12-01

    There is a lack of knowledge about the effective value of the experience gained by medical students who participate in the Family Health Strategy (Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF)) during the early stages of their medical training. This teaching strategy is based on learning by experiencing the problems that exist in real life. This study proposed to understand the value of this teaching strategy from the viewpoint of the students who had participated, after their graduation. The method adopted was a qualitative study conducted through interviews with students who graduated in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. The data analysis used the hermeneutic dialectic technique as its model. The graduates considered that this experience enabled them to understand the organization and functioning of the health service and the context of the daily life of the users. This experience facilitated the doctor patient relationship, the development of clinical reasoning and the bond with the user. However the students emphasized that a lack of maturity prevented them gaining a higher level of benefit from the experience. Therefore, although the structure of the course is permeated by advances and challenges, it was concluded that this experience contributed to the student's learning of certain essential elements of medical training.

  17. Perceptions of preparation for further training: how our medical schools prepare graduates and the perceived factors influencing access to training.

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    Hyde, Sarah J; Craig, Pippa L; Sefton, Ann J; Ryan, Greg L; Arnold, Stephanie J; Naganathan, Vasi

    2010-09-06

    To investigate the specific factors that graduates perceive to influence their success in obtaining primary training in a chosen field. The New South Wales Medical Registration Board provided data on doctors who were registered to practise between 1995 and 2006. A brief, paper-based survey was sent to a random selection of 2000 doctors. Doctors' self-reported perceptions on the impact of demographic details, specialty training applied for, university training and other factors on opportunities for further training after medical school. Of the 375/1915 doctors (19.6%) who responded, most had completed a 6-year undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney, University of NSW or University of Newcastle, and most were at registrar level. Of 242/321 doctors (76%) who had applied for a training position, 240 (99%) had been accepted. The support of a mentor was considered the most positive influence on meeting long-term career goals (255/318 [80%]). Learning how to communicate with patients was valued as the most helpful aspect of medical school (270/318 [85%]). The personal attributes of graduates were considered more influential in achieving career goals and accessing further training than perceived features of a medical program. This suggests that more emphasis and research should be devoted to selecting the most appropriate candidates, rather than restructuring medical curricula to meet a presumed need for more content knowledge before graduation.

  18. Investigation Report on the State of the 2013 Session of Nursing College Graduates' Mind%护理学院2013届毕业生思想状况调查报告

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    2014-01-01

    Thisstudyexploresthestateofthe2013sessionof nursing college graduates' mind,finds out that the students in our col-lege have no any adequate preparation for employment,they are still utility in their job objective,and they lack the teamwork and professionalism.Most of them are aware of the importance of employment guidance in the college departments,and are ea-ger to get help in the education of employment policy,the training of job skills and the consultation of employment psy-chology. Therefore,our college should intervene early in em-ployment guidance for the college graduates,foster their com-prehensive employment ability,pay attention to the employ-ment education and construct the employment information net-work through multiple channels.%本研究探讨护理学院2013届毕业生思想状况,结果发现我院学生对就业无充足准备,他们的就业目的仍很功利,缺乏团体合作和敬业精神。他们大多意识到学校的就业指导部门在毕业生找工作中的重要性,并渴望在就业政策教育、就业技巧培训和就业心理咨询等方面获得帮助。因此,我院在就业指导中应及早介入,培养学生的综合就业能力,注重就业观教育并多渠道进行就业信息网络建设。

  19. "Teaching Experience Preferred?" Preparing Graduate Students for Teaching Opportunities beyond North America

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    Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May

    2013-01-01

    Over the last 15 years, graduate students applying for academic positions in post-secondary education have increasingly been asked to include a statement of teaching interests, a teaching philosophy, or a teaching dossier with their applications. Even if a potential employer does not request any of these documents, many interviewees are expected…

  20. Preparing School Counselors to Support LGBT Youth: The Roles of Graduate Education and Professional Development

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    Kull, Ryan M.; Kosciw, Joseph G.; Greytak, Emily A.

    2017-01-01

    This study examined whether school counselors' LGBT-related graduate education and professional development predicted more frequent efforts to support LGBT students, and whether their LGBT-related self-efficacy mediated the relationship between their training experiences and supportive efforts. Results from ordinary least squares (OLS) regression…

  1. Preparing International Medical Graduates for Psychiatry Residency: A Multi-Site Needs Assessment

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    Sockalingam, Sanjeev; Hawa, Raed; Al-Battran, Mazin; Abbey, Susan E.; Zaretsky, Ari

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Despite the growing number of international medical graduates (IMGs) training in medicine in Canada and the United States, IMG-specific challenges early in psychiatry residency have not been fully explored. Therefore, the authors conducted a needs-assessment survey to determine the needs of IMGs transitioning into psychiatry residency.…

  2. Reflective, Ethical, and Moral Constructs in Educational Leadership Preparation: Effects on Graduates Practices

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    Rucinski, Daisy Arredondo; Bauch, Patricia A.

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: A 34-item Likert-type survey instrument, The Reflective, Ethical, and Moral Assessment Survey (REMAS), measuring perceptions of use of reflective, ethical and moral dispositions and leadership practices was developed. Items, component factors, and results of the self-assessment of graduates from an educational leadership preparation…

  3. Using Enterprise Education to Prepare Healthcare Professional Graduates for the Real World

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    Refai, Deema; Thompson, John

    2014-01-01

    This paper reports an investigation of the extent to which enterprise education (EE) is used in professional health schools at HEIs to develop graduates' "soft" and "functional" enterprise skills, and assesses the effectiveness of the process of delivering this education. A qualitative research study was carried out, using…

  4. How prepared are UK medical graduates for practice? A rapid review of the literature 2009–2014

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    Grundy, Lisa; Mann, Mala; John, Zoe; Panagoulas, Eleni; Bullock, Alison; Mattick, Karen

    2017-01-01

    Objective To understand how prepared UK medical graduates are for practice and the effectiveness of workplace transition interventions. Design A rapid review of the literature (registration #CRD42013005305). Data sources Nine major databases (and key websites) were searched in two timeframes (July–September 2013; updated May–June 2014): CINAHL, Embase, Educational Resources Information Centre, Health Management Information Consortium, MEDLINE, MEDLINE in Process, PsycINFO, Scopus and Web of Knowledge. Eligibility criteria for selecting studies Primary research or studies reporting UK medical graduates' preparedness between 2009 and 2014: manuscripts in English; all study types; participants who are final-year medical students, medical graduates, clinical educators, patients or NHS employers and all outcome measures. Data extraction At time 1, three researchers screened manuscripts (for duplicates, exclusion/inclusion criteria and quality). Remaining 81 manuscripts were coded. At time 2, one researcher repeated the process for 2013–2014 (adding six manuscripts). Data were analysed using a narrative synthesis and mapped against Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) graduate outcomes. Results Most studies comprised junior doctors' self-reports (65/87, 75%), few defined preparedness and a programmatic approach was lacking. Six themes were highlighted: individual skills/knowledge, interactional competence, systemic/technological competence, personal preparedness, demographic factors and transitional interventions. Graduates appear prepared for history taking, physical examinations and some clinical skills, but unprepared for other aspects, including prescribing, clinical reasoning/diagnoses, emergency management, multidisciplinary team-working, handover, error/safety incidents, understanding ethical/legal issues and ward environment familiarity. Shadowing and induction smooth transition into practice, but there is a paucity of evidence around assistantship efficacy

  5. How prepared are UK medical graduates for practice? A rapid review of the literature 2009-2014.

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    Monrouxe, Lynn V; Grundy, Lisa; Mann, Mala; John, Zoe; Panagoulas, Eleni; Bullock, Alison; Mattick, Karen

    2017-01-13

    To understand how prepared UK medical graduates are for practice and the effectiveness of workplace transition interventions. A rapid review of the literature (registration #CRD42013005305). Nine major databases (and key websites) were searched in two timeframes (July-September 2013; updated May-June 2014): CINAHL, Embase, Educational Resources Information Centre, Health Management Information Consortium, MEDLINE, MEDLINE in Process, PsycINFO, Scopus and Web of Knowledge. Primary research or studies reporting UK medical graduates' preparedness between 2009 and 2014: manuscripts in English; all study types; participants who are final-year medical students, medical graduates, clinical educators, patients or NHS employers and all outcome measures. At time 1, three researchers screened manuscripts (for duplicates, exclusion/inclusion criteria and quality). Remaining 81 manuscripts were coded. At time 2, one researcher repeated the process for 2013-2014 (adding six manuscripts). Data were analysed using a narrative synthesis and mapped against Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) graduate outcomes. Most studies comprised junior doctors' self-reports (65/87, 75%), few defined preparedness and a programmatic approach was lacking. Six themes were highlighted: individual skills/knowledge, interactional competence, systemic/technological competence, personal preparedness, demographic factors and transitional interventions. Graduates appear prepared for history taking, physical examinations and some clinical skills, but unprepared for other aspects, including prescribing, clinical reasoning/diagnoses, emergency management, multidisciplinary team-working, handover, error/safety incidents, understanding ethical/legal issues and ward environment familiarity. Shadowing and induction smooth transition into practice, but there is a paucity of evidence around assistantship efficacy. Educational interventions are needed to address areas of unpreparedness (eg, multidisciplinary team

  6. 航空高职学院毕业生就业见习实习基地建设研究%On Aeronautical Vocational College Graduates' Job Attachment Practice Base

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    胡良君; 王红梅; 宋锐; 李晓锋

    2013-01-01

      “航空高职学院毕业生就业见习实习基地”旨在解决航空职院毕业生缺乏工作经验,增加毕业生就业见习实习实践的机会,有效提高毕业生的就业率。%The aeronautical vocational college graduates' job attachment practice base aims to address solve the problem of aviation Vocational-Technical College graduates' lack of work experience, increase graduates' opportunity to practice, and effectively improve the employment rate of graduates.

  7. Can I Graduate from College?: The Influence of Ethnic Identity, Ethnicity, Academic Self-Efficacy and Optimism on College Adjustment among Community College Students

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    Patterson, Deanna

    2011-01-01

    Deficits in college success rates have prompted several explanatory theories and identification of factors that can remediate these deficits. In particular, there has been an examination of dispositional factors that dictate college student adjustment and subsequent success in academic settings. The study examined the relationship between…

  8. The Enduring Effects of a United World College (UWC) Education as Seen through a Graduate's Eyes

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    Tsumagari, Maki Ito

    2010-01-01

    Over the last 50 years, the United World Colleges (UWC), which consist of 13 pre-university educational institutions across the world, have become a distinctive global education brand. UWC is frequently referred to as the only example of a purely ideology-driven international education model based on the school's adherence to certain key…

  9. 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…

  10. A SUMMARY OF STUDIES IN ACHIEVEMENT OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES IN COLLEGE.

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    MCCLELLAND, JOHN B.

    TWENTY-SEVEN STUDIES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH ON THE APPROPRIATENESS OF HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS GOING ON TO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES. MOST OF THE STUDIES INVOLVED STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE TREATMENT. THE STUDIES ARE ORGANIZED INTO SECTIONS--(1) COMPREHENSIVE, (2) ACHIEVEMENT IN LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES, (3)…

  11. Evaluating Alumni Publications: A Readership Survey of the Graduates of an Agricultural College.

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    Responses from 81 alumni of Michigan State University's agricultural college revealed overall satisfaction with the alumni magazine. Most thought advertising would be acceptable to defray costs. Lack of time or interest were reasons for not reading articles. One in three copies was read by someone other than the alumnus. (SK)

  12. Graduation Rates of Students in Technical Programs at an Urban Community College

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    2010-01-01

    With an increasingly technological and competitive world economy, more jobs require employees to have achieved the advanced skills and knowledge gained only through postsecondary education. The data regarding the supply and demand between the workforce and higher education present a challenge for community college technical programs. These are the…

  13. Student Engagement and Institutional Graduation Rates: Identifying High-Impact Educational Practices for Community Colleges

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    Price, Derek V.; Tovar, Esau

    2014-01-01

    Philanthropists, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners are increasingly focused on a college completion crisis in the United States. Collectively and independently, they have called for increasing the number of adults with postsecondary certificates and degrees as a national imperative. Using the 2007 administration of the Community College…

  14. Student Engagement and Institutional Graduation Rates: Identifying High-Impact Educational Practices for Community Colleges

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    Price, Derek V.; Tovar, Esau

    2014-01-01

    Philanthropists, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners are increasingly focused on a college completion crisis in the United States. Collectively and independently, they have called for increasing the number of adults with postsecondary certificates and degrees as a national imperative. Using the 2007 administration of the Community College…

  15. Attitudes of College Graduates, Faculty, and Human Resource Managers Regarding the Importance of Skills Acquired in College and Needed for Job Performance and Career Advancement Potential in the Retail Sector

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    Heimler, Ronald

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to empirically examine college graduate, faculty, and human resource manager descriptions of needed, received, and further training in eight employability dimensions of literacy and numeracy, critical thinking, management, leadership, interpersonal, information technology, systems thinking skills, and work ethic…

  16. Attitudes of College Graduates, Faculty, and Human Resource Managers Regarding the Importance of Skills Acquired in College and Needed for Job Performance and Career Advancement Potential in the Retail Sector

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    Heimler, Ronald

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to empirically examine college graduate, faculty, and human resource manager descriptions of needed, received, and further training in eight employability dimensions of literacy and numeracy, critical thinking, management, leadership, interpersonal, information technology, systems thinking skills, and work ethic…

  17. Relationship between college success and employer competency ratings for graduates of a baccalaureate nursing program.

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    Bolin, S E; Hogle, E L

    1984-01-01

    This expost facto correlational study sought to determine which measures of academic success in one class of BSN graduates predicted their competence as employees one year after graduation, as judged by their employers. The relationship between pre-entrance test scores, clinical experience grades, GPA, State Board Test Pool examination scores, and employer competency ratings were also determined. In keeping with the literature in fields other than nursing, the findings suggest that there may be little relationship between academic performance in a nursing program and subsequent job performance as a nurse, even though verbal ability may be predictive of success in school. While significant positive correlations were found between pre-entrance test data and final grade point averages, as well as pre-entrance test scores and State Board Test Pool examination scores, there was little evidence that pre-entrance test scores were predictive of nursing abilities. Isolated correlations were found between the clinical components of some nursing courses and specific nursing abilities. Using multiple regression analysis, no clinical course grade was found to be a significant predictor of the mean employer competency rating. Significant predictors were found for only four of the individual nursing abilities, with the clinical component of Leadership in Nursing being the most frequent and best predictor.

  18. Experience and Practices of Broadening the College Graduates Employment Opportunities%试论拓宽高校毕业生就业门路的主要经验和做法

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    2012-01-01

    本文指出高校毕业生就业门路的拓宽存在的问题,对拓宽高校毕业生就业门路存在的问题进行了原因分析,并提出了拓宽高校毕业生就业门路的相应对策。%The paper points out the problems of the widening of employment opportunities for college graduates,and analyzed the cause of existed problems to broaden the employment of college graduates opportunities,and put forward countermeasures to broaden the employment opportunities of college graduates.

  19. Employment anxiety of medical college graduates%医学院校毕业生就业焦虑的调查研究

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    李杰

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨医学院校毕业生就业焦虑的现状及其影响因素,为预防和干预医学院校毕业生就业焦虑提供理论依据.方法采用自编学生基本情况调查表、焦虑自评量表(self-rating anxiety scale,SAS)作为测评工具,对497名医学院校毕业生进行焦虑情绪测定,并分析性别、专业、学校类别等因素对毕业生焦虑状况的影响.结果 医学院校毕业生就业前焦虑的总体检出率为27.77%( 138/497),其中轻度焦虑为17.71%( 88/497),中度焦虑为8.65% (43/497),重度焦虑为1.41% (7/497);不同性别的医学院校毕业生就业焦虑水平差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);不同学校类别、专业和家庭背景的医学院校毕业生就业焦虑影响差异有统计学意义(P=0.000),高职、高专院校学毕业生的就业焦虑程度高于本科院校毕业生,临床医学和护理专业学生焦虑程度高于医技和其他专业,来自农村的医学院校毕业生就业焦虑水平高于城市家庭背景较好者,差别均具有统计学意义.结论学校、专业及家庭背景对医学院校毕业生就业焦虑影响程度差异性有统计学意义,应针对性地对毕业生开展就业前心理卫生健康和就业指导教育等工作.%Objective This study aimed to provide the theoretical basis for preventing and intervening the employment anxiety of medical college graduates through investigating the employment anxiety and the influencing factors. Methods Basic self-investigating questionnaire, self-rating anxiety scale(SAS) as the measurements were used to test the anxiety of 497 medical college graduates and analyze the factors like their majors, college categories, and total income etc. Results The total ratio for the employment anxiety of medical college graduates was 21.11% which included 17.71% of mild anxiety, 8.65% of moderate anxiety, and 1.41% of severe anxiety. The employment anxiety of the medical college graduates with different genders showed

  20. Preparing a Future Graduate Workforce for Work: An Assessment of the Standard of Graduates from the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training in Kuwait

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    Al-Ali, Salah

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports on a study that examined factors which had a direct impact on the quality of graduates from the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training (PAAE&T) in Kuwait. The study also examined the extent to which the graduates met the requirements of local employers. It consisted of a review of the literature; a questionnaire…

  1. Irrigation protocol among endodontic faculty and post-graduate students in dental colleges of India: A survey

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Irrigation protocol is the most critical step during the disinfection of an infected root canal system. Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the root canal irrigation trends being practiced among the endodontic teaching faculty and post-graduate students in the dental colleges present in India. Materials and Methods: A postal invitation to participate in this national survey was sent to the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontic of 294 Dental Colleges present in India. A total of 2389 forms were successfully delivered out of which 794 duly filled forms were received back. Survey participants were asked about their irrigant selection, irrigant concentration, smear layer removal protocol, and use of adjuncts during irrigation. Results: This survey elicited a positive response rate of 33.23%. Our data indicated that 92.8% of respondents use sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl as the primary endodontic irrigant, with 26 gauge needle being most preferred for syringe irrigation, with 49.3% of them using it at a concentration of 2.6-4.0%. 68% of our respondents aim to remove the smear layer during the endodontic treatment while 47% reported using ultrasonic activation as an adjunct during their irrigation protocol. Conclusions: The findings of this survey are that the majority of teaching institutions in India are employing NaOCl (2.6-4.0% as the primary endodontic irrigant. The concept of smear layer removal is high (68%, and there is a general trend (78% to modify the irrigation protocol according to the status of the pulp, status of the periapex and in retreatment cases.

  2. Countermeasures to Improve the College Students' Graduation Thesis Quality%提高大学生毕业论文质量的对策

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    郑小兰; 穆娟

    2015-01-01

    The key to cultivate creative talents is improvement of the economic development quality. Improving the quality of the university graduation thesis is important link to develop the innovative ability of college students. Through practice the system of the graduation thesis guidance teachers listed, student evaluation system and teachers' title appraisal and hook system three restriction system, along with the corresponding incentive system, boost the enthusiasm of guidance teachers on the graduation thesis, improve the quality of college students' graduation thesis.%我国提高经济发展质量的关键是培养创新型人才。提高大学生毕业论文质量是培养大学生创新能力的重要环节。通过实行毕业论文指导教师挂牌制、学生评价制度、教师职称评聘挂钩制度三项约束制度,再辅以相应的激励制度,提高教师指导毕业论文的积极性,提高大学生毕业论文质量。

  3. 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…

  4. College Graduate with NCI Internship Gains Experience, Carries Chemistry into Medicine | Poster

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    For Jennifer Marshall, the skills learned through an internship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick have prepared her for the next step of her life—medical school. Marshall, who will be attending the West Virginia University School of Medicine in the fall, spent three summers in NCI at Frederick’s Summer Internship Program expanding her love and passion for science and the medical field.

  5. 父母的政治资本对大学毕业生收入有影响吗%Does Parents' Political Capital Influence College Graduates' Income

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    胡咏梅; 李佳丽

    2014-01-01

    This article estimates the effect of parents' political capital on college graduates' income with using the CGSS2008 data. Our estimation shows that the average income of college graduates who are the next generation of the officials is 2% higher than those who are not from the official families, and the influence isn't statistically significant. However, the average income of college graduates from official families at top universities is 12.65%higher than the same top college graduates who aren't from official families, which can be identified by adding the interaction term of political capital and university ranking into the basic model. Our research also finds that the parents' political capital has significant effects on the career choice of college graduates. The odds of the college graduates from official families entering public institutions is 1.417 times as other college graduates, while the odds is 1.453 times as the college students whose parents are party members respectively, which gives the proof of the indirect effect of parents' political capital influences on their next generation income.%本文利用CGSS2008年的数据,分析父母的政治资本对大学毕业生子女工资收入的影响。研究发现,父母是官员的“官二代”大学毕业生收入只比非“官二代”大学毕业生高2个百分点,且不显著。但是通过对大学毕业生能力的控制且加入父母官员和高校等级的交互项后发现,同是来自等级较高的大学的“官二代”大学毕业生收入高出非“官二代”大学毕业生收入12.65个百分点,对于高校等级低的大学毕业生,官员的子女收入则略低于非官员的子女收入。说明父母的官员身份对大学毕业生子女收入的影响具有异质性。本研究还发现,父母的政治资本显著影响大学毕业生的就业单位选择,父母是官员的大学毕业生进入公有制单位的机会是非“

  6. The Employment Problem of College Graduates and Related Policy%大学毕业生就业问题与政策研究

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    2012-01-01

    Today, with the constant development of already been the realistic issue that the of college economic gradual growth widespread phenomenon in the world, economy, the employment of college and also a global social problem. graduates is more serious and it has Chinese government pays more attention to. The difficulty of employment tes is related to many factors. Among them, the two mode and the contradiction between the planning marketization of employment. Because of the difficulty in employment, of some employers" and "college graduates" descending into marginal major reasons are the non-harmonious of university education mode and the the phenomena of "talent high consumption groups" occur frequently. In 2012, the first generation of the college graduates after 90s goes into the job market. In the near future, the employment problem of college graduates is that of the generation after 90s. The development problem of college graduates is that of the generation after 90s.Therefore, it is very necessary graduates of the generation after 90s and it is imperative to study the development characteristics of the college to build and improve the related employment policies for the college graduates, such as the law guaranteeing system, social policy of employment and the entrepreneurship education system and so on.%青年失业是世界各国的普遍现象,也是一个全球性的社会问题。在经济不断发展的今天,大学毕业生就业问题越来越严峻,成为中国政府日益重视的现实课题。大学毕业生就业难具有多重因素。经济增长方式不协调和高校教育模式的计划性与就业的市场化之间的矛盾成为就业困难的主要原因。由于就业困难。一些用人单位人才高消费和大学毕业生沦为边缘群体事件频发。2012年,第一批“90后”大学生步入就业市场,未来的大学毕业生的就业问题就是“90后”的就业问题,大学生的发展问题也就是“90后

  7. Ready for the Future: The Role of Performance Assessments in Shaping Graduates' Academic, Professional, and Personal Lives

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    Gagnon, Laurie

    2010-01-01

    The perspectives of graduates offer a valuable source of understanding for educators and policy-makers on how to ensure high quality educational pathways that prepare all students for work and college. Based on in-depth interviews with graduates from three Boston Public Schools with well-established performance-based assessment systems, the study…

  8. A collaboration of student nurse coaches and students with mental illnesses in a college preparation project.

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    Hsieh, Nancye L

    2010-01-01

    With refined diagnostic tools, earlier recognition, new pharmacological and other treatment modalities, individuals living with mental illnesses are able to experience considerable recovery. Some individuals require support and guidance to build confidence and to manage in everyday situations. Previous to their illness, many had been functioning and able to meet their needs in most aspects of their lives, including academics, but, following illness, lacked confidence or skill to continue their education. This pilot program was designed to socialize students with a mental illness to life at college. To develop the pilot concept, college departments including nursing faculty and community mental health personnel collaborated together. Potential students attended informational sessions where those interested, applied for entry into the pilot. Each student was paired with a coach, a third year nursing student, with whom they established and evaluated goals geared towards registering independently in a college course the following semester. Evaluation of the program was measured in terms of attendance, registration in a college course for the following semester or job readiness, and focus group evaluation sessions. By the end of the semester, 12 of the 13 students completed the program. With support and guidance of their coaches, students gained confidence, developed a social support network and learned skills needed to be able to navigate the college system. This type of college preparation program is effective in assisting students with mental illness to access college courses and it is recommended that there be further similar programs offered as an orientation at the college level for students with mental illness in preparation for their registration and attendance at college. To minimize cost factors and gain administrative support, practitioners wishing to replicate this study would do well to consider sources of funding, as well as resource personal or volunteers

  9. Preparing Graduates for Work in the Creative Industries: A Collaborative Learning Approach for Design Students

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    Turnbull, Morag; Littlejohn, Allison; Allan, Malcolm

    2012-01-01

    Interest in the use of collaborative learning strategies in higher education is growing as educators seek better ways to prepare students for the workplace. In design education, teamwork and creativity are particularly valued; successful collaborative learning depends on knowledge sharing between students, and there is increasing recognition that…

  10. Four Perspectives on the Quality of Graduates' Preparation at Bowie State University--An HBCU Institution.

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    Ohia, Uche; Walker, Eleanor; Cook, Hardy; Hughes, Patricia

    This paper presents reports on four evaluations conducted at Bowie State University, Maryland, a historically Black university. These assessment activities provide pointers to the quality of student preparation at Bowie State University. The first evaluation strand is "Assessment of Critical Thinking Skills of Nursing Students Using a…

  11. Preparing Graduates for Work in the Creative Industries: A Collaborative Learning Approach for Design Students

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    Turnbull, Morag; Littlejohn, Allison; Allan, Malcolm

    2012-01-01

    Interest in the use of collaborative learning strategies in higher education is growing as educators seek better ways to prepare students for the workplace. In design education, teamwork and creativity are particularly valued; successful collaborative learning depends on knowledge sharing between students, and there is increasing recognition that…

  12. Influencing Factors of Career Planning Education for Graduate from Junior College Student to University Student in Independent College%独立院校专升本职业规划教育的影响因素

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    郭立青; 朱性海; 李静超

    2013-01-01

      本文通过对独立学院专升本学生职业规划的现状分析,讨论影响专升本学生职业规划教育的主要影响因素,为提高学生职业生涯规划的能力寻找途径。%  This article analyzes the status quo of career planning for graduate from junior college student to university student in independent colleges, discusses the main influencing factors of career planning education, giving the approach to improving students' ability in career planning.

  13. Preparing for Graduate-Level Training in Professional Psychology: Comparisons across Clinical PhD, Counseling PhD, and Clinical PsyD Programs

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    Karazsia, Bryan T.; Smith, Lena

    2016-01-01

    In the present study, faculty who teach in clinical and counseling doctor of philosophy (PhD) or doctor of psychology (PsyD) programs completed surveys regarding preferences for prospective student preparations to graduate programs. Faculty expectations of minimum and ideal undergraduate training were highest for scientific methods, though…

  14. Preparing for Graduate-Level Training in Professional Psychology: Comparisons across Clinical PhD, Counseling PhD, and Clinical PsyD Programs

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    Karazsia, Bryan T.; Smith, Lena

    2016-01-01

    In the present study, faculty who teach in clinical and counseling doctor of philosophy (PhD) or doctor of psychology (PsyD) programs completed surveys regarding preferences for prospective student preparations to graduate programs. Faculty expectations of minimum and ideal undergraduate training were highest for scientific methods, though…

  15. Investigating Differences in Personality Traits and Academic Needs among Prepared and Underprepared First-Year College Students

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    Melzer, Dawn K.; Grant, Ruth M.

    2016-01-01

    Research has discovered that underprepared students are more likely to exhibit an external locus of control and low self-efficacy than those considered prepared. What differences exist between prepared and underprepared college students that may account for the variation in college performance? The objective of this study was to explore…

  16. The Preparation of Master's-Level Professional Counselors for Positions in College and University Counseling Centers

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    Shaw, Brian M.; Remley, Theodore P., Jr.; Ward, Christine

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated college and university counseling center directors' perceptions of the adequacy of the preparation of master's-level counselors for work in college and university counseling centers. Results indicated that counselors were rated on average as prepared; however, many directors had concerns about counselors'…

  17. The Endicott Report: Trends in the Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry. 1978. Thirty-Second Annual Report. A Survey of 202 Well-Known Business and Industrial Concerns.

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    Endicott, Frank S.

    A total of 202 companies responded to a survey of policy and practice in the employment of university and college graduates in business and industry. Among results of the survey were that 54 percent of the respondents indicated that business outlook was better than 1977 and that they planned to contact the same number of colleges as last year. The…

  18. Sleep Patterns and Academic Performance during Preparation for College Entrance Exam in Chinese Adolescents

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    Wang, Guanghai; Ren, Fen; Liu, Zhijun; Xu, Guangxing; Jiang, Fan; Skora, Elizabeth; Lewin, Daniel S.

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    Background: Deficient sleep is linked to detrimental outcomes in health and school performance for adolescents. This study characterized sleep patterns in Chinese adolescents preparing for the College Entrance Exam (CEE) and evaluated the association between sleep patterns, self-rated academic performance, and the CEE scores. Methods: A sample of…

  19. How Prepared Are America's Colleges and Universities for Major Crises? Assessing the State of Crisis Management

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    Mitroff, Ian I.; Diamond, Michael A.; Alpaslan, Murat C.

    2006-01-01

    This article outlines a set of recommendations to college and university leaders and governing bodies on how to develop crisis-management systems to ensure that their institutions are as well prepared as possible for a wide range of crises. These recommendations are based, in part, on crisis-management programs developed for various business…

  20. 高校毕业生到农村基层就业的实证研究%An Empirical Study on Rural Employment of College Graduates

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    2016-01-01

    为了解高校毕业生到农村基层就业的情况,以河南科技学院2015届的396名毕业生为调查对象进行了问卷调查,结果显示:高校毕业生的价值取向注重现实需要,就业区域流向“冷热不均”,到农村基层就业的意愿在性别、专业、生源地等方面存在差异。在国家层面,建议出台多元化优惠政策,激励大学生到农村基层就业创业;在基层单位,建议优化用人环境,使在基层工作的大学生“待得住、干得好、能发展”;在高校层面,建议深化教育教学改革,培养适应基层用人单位需求的专业人才;在大学生自身方面,建议转变就业观念,提高其基层就业能力,实现自我价值。%To understand the reality of rural employment of college graduates,a questionnaire survey had been con-ducted with 396 graduates of Grade 2015 as responds in Henan Institute of Science and Technology. The results shows that:The values of graduates pay attention to the realistic needs,so there is an uneven preference of graduates employment region,i. e. an existing difference of job seeking will in the aspects of sexuality,profession,student ori-gin,and so on. At the national level,diverse favorable policies should be published to encourage graduates job-see-king and self-business in rural area;At the level of basic units,the employment environment should be perfected to realize the objective of staying,working better,and sustainable development of graduates;At the level of universities and colleges,educational and teaching reform should be deepened to train the professional personnel to adapt the employment demands of basic units;At the level of college students,the idea of job-seeking should be changed to increase the employability in basic units and realize the student’ s own value.

  1. PRE-COLLEGE EXPERIENCES AS PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE COURSES IN AGRONOMY.

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    BEEKS, JOHN C.

    TO DETERMINE THE KNOWLEDGE OF AGRONOMY POSSESSED BY ENTERING FRESHMEN IN THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE REQUIRED COURSE AGRICULTURE IN THE ECONOMY DURING THE YEARS 1962 AND 1963 RESPONDED TO A 100-ITEM MULTIPLE CHOICE INSTRUMENT. A TOTAL OF 310 USABLE ANSWER SHEETS FURNISHED DATA ON STUDENTS--(1)…

  2. Aligning High School and College Instruction: Preparing Students for Success in College Level Mathematics

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    Alexander, Julie

    2013-01-01

    Across the United States, students are entering college with a need for improvement in basic mathematics and communication skills. In 2008, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1908 which changed the expectations for the senior year of high school for many students. Students who score within certain levels on the mandatory high school…

  3. [Profile of the demand for stricto sensu graduate programs offered by the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing].

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    Almeida, Maria Cecília Puntel de; Robazzi, Maria Lúcia do Carmo Cruz; Scochi, Carmen Gracinda Silvan; Bueno, Sonia Maria Villela; Cassiani, Silvia Helena de Bortolli; Saeki, Toyoko; Ferriani, Maria das Graças Carvalho; Santana, Mary Elizabeth de

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    This study aimed at describing and analyzing the profile of the demand for stricto sensu graduate programs--master and doctoral degree offered by the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing from 1975 to 2002. Data were collected through the records of the students enrolled in the programs. The sample consisted of 979 students: 210 from the Psychiatric Nursing Program, 375 from the Fundamental Nursing Program, 203 from the Public Health Program and 189 from the Interunit Doctoral Program. The majority were women, married, with an average age of 32 years (master) and 38 years (doctoral). 93% were nurses. 60% came from universities and 25.6% from health services. 11.3% were not working, besides the ones that recently graduated. 71.2% were from the South East of Brazil, 9.8% from the South, 6.9% from the Central-Western region, 6.8% from the North East and 18% from the North. The foreign students correspond to 3.4%. Findings reinforce the graduate policies adopted by the college with respect to expected student profile.

  4. Said another way. Is the ADN graduate prepared to practice in community settings?

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    Percoco, T A

    1998-01-01

    The downsizing and closing of acute care facilities and the movement to community-based healthcare services are decreasing the need for RNs in acute care facilities. In the past, the associate-degree nurse (ADN) has filled the majority of positions in acute care. With the trend to provide health services in community setting, will the ADN be prepared for positions in community facilities? ADN educators must reevaluate how they are educating students for practice. The author reviews the 1995 recommendations from the Pew Health Professions Commission and relevant current directives from the National League for Nursing.

  5. Are physiotherapy graduates adequately prepared to to manage hiv/aids patients

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    T. Puckree

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Physiotherapy learners treat patients with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS. There is no available published research on physiotherapy learners' opinions about how the South Afican physiotherapy undergraduate program is  helping them cope with HIV/AIDS patients. This study determines whether the physiotherapy degree offered at South African Universities, adequately prepares learners to cope with HIV/AIDS patients. Differences in knowledge and attitudes of physiotherapy learners regarding HIV/AIDS, amongst  universities is also explored. Two hundred and two senior physiotherapy learners from eight South African universities returned their  questionnaires and 55% of these were viable for analysis. A large portion (79% of learners indicated that the physiotherapy undergraduate degree did not adequately prepare them to cope with HIV/AIDS patients. Learners' knowledge and attitudes regarding HIV/AIDS differed significantly (41% to 73%  amongst universities. Formal lectures on HIV/AIDS significantly affected knowledge (0% -100% but not attitude towards patients. The role of the physiotherapist, precautions, transmission modes, syndrome stages, counseling and clinical skills were considered critical in the management of HIV/AIDS patients.

  6. Logit Analysis of Graduate Student Retention and Graduation.

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    Ott, Mary Diederich; Markewich, Theodore S.

    Logit analysis coupled with the BMDP4F computer program (Brown, 1983) was used to derive an appropriate model for the study of student retention and graduation. The model was then applied to graduate student retention and graduation data from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Logit analysis is a method of determining what effects…

  7. Current Trends in High School Graduation and College Enrollment of Hearing-Impaired Students Attending Residential Schools for Deaf Persons.

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    White, Corinne S.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Results of a telephone survey of administrators at all 53 public residential high schools serving hearing impaired students indicated that the size of the graduating clases for 1983 through 1985 will be substantially larger than recent classes and that approximately 30 percent of the graduates in each year's class are expected to enter academic…

  8. ROLE OF EXPERIMENT IN PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION OF FUTURE SPECIALISTS IN THE SYSTEM «COLLEGE-UNIVERSITY»

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    Mariia T. Levochko

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available In the article a value and role of experiment in professional preparation of future specialists opens up in the system “college-university”. An experiment plays a considerable role during realization of pedagogical, educational reforms, enables to check up the professional competence of specialists, professional abilities and skills, theoretical purchased knowledgе which are inculcated in practical activity in practicе. During research, by carrying out the experiments, the basic criteria of learning efficiency with use of test tasks and questioning for formation of professional competence and professional skills of the future specialists of economic branch in the system "college-university" have been offered.

  9. ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF JOURNAL CLUBS IN HONING THE RESEARCH SKILLS OF NON CLINICAL POST GRADUATES AND TEACHERS IN A GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE

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    Full Text Available The general purpose of a journal club is to facilitate thorough discussion on a particular article from a standard journal and its implications in clinical practice and research. AIM: To assess the utility of journal clubs as a post-graduate curriculum in a government medical college. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty postgraduates and thirty teachers from various non-clinical departments were included in the study. RESULTS: eighty six percent of the postgraduates opined that journal clubs enhance their research skills, 90% of the teachers also felt the same. CONCLUSION: journal clubs help update knowledge, enhance research skills and motivate faculty to publish research papers in journals.

  10. 医学生考研焦虑现状及其影响因素%Level of post - graduate entrance test anxiety and contributing factors among medical college students

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    李妮娜; 聂鑫; 陈蕊; 刘春燕; 邱孟孟; 曲丽娜; 赵一丹

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the level of post - graduate entrance test anxiety of medical college students and its reflec-tions. Methods We used stratified random sampling principle in 2013 November,and 438 students who wanted to attend post - grad-uate entrance test were investigated by Achievement Motivation Scale(AMS),Post - graduate Entrance Test Anxiety Scale and the Re-flections of the Post - graduate Entrance Test Anxiety Questionnaire. Results ①In the surveyed medical college students,30. 82% of the students were without anxiety,69. 18% of them were with anxiety,and 7. 08% of them were with serious anxiety. ②There was no significant difference among males and females,majors,whether to be fresh graduates and interdisciplinary graduates(P > 0. 05). ③The medical college students who wanted to attend civil service examination and worried about the relationship with their boy or girl friends were with higher level of anxiety than common students(P < 0. 05). ④The higher achievement motivation,the lower the level of post - graduate entrance test anxiety of medical college students[(29. 25 ± 6. 45)vs.(39. 81 ± 6. 38),P < 0. 01]. ⑤Being unwell, refreshers inadequate preparation,low self - efficacy,school interference,family interference,and avoiding failure were factors that could significantly influence the level of anxiety. Y = 9. 97 + 0. 477X1 + 0. 698X2 + 0. 848X3 + 0. 274X4 + 0. 109X5 + 0. 273X6 . Conclu-sion The status of post - graduate entrance test anxiety of normal medical college students is not optimistic,and being unwell,inade-quate preparation,low self - efficacy and so on are major factors that can remarkably influence the level of anxiety.%目的:探讨医学生考研焦虑水平以及影响医学生考研焦虑的因素。方法于2013年11月采用分层随机抽样方法从某医学院校抽取438名考研学生,采用成就动机量表(AMS)、大学生考研焦虑量表和考研焦虑影响因素问卷进行调查。结果①被

  11. Supporting Geoscience Students at Two-Year Colleges: Career Preparation and Academic Success

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    McDaris, J. R.; Kirk, K. B.; Layou, K.; Macdonald, H.; Baer, E. M.; Blodgett, R. H.; Hodder, J.

    2013-12-01

    Two-year colleges play an important role in developing a competent and creative geoscience workforce, teaching science to pre-service K-12 teachers, producing earth-science literate citizens, and providing a foundation for broadening participation in the geosciences. The Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) project has developed web resources for geoscience faculty on the preparation and support of students in two-year colleges (2YCs). Online resources developed from two topical workshops and several national, regional, and local workshops around the country focus on two main categories: Career Preparation and Workforce Development, and Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges. The Career Preparation and Workforce Development resources were developed to help faculty make the case that careers in the geosciences provide a range of possibilities for students and to support preparation for the geoscience workforce and for transfer to four-year programs as geoscience majors. Many two-year college students are unaware of geoscience career opportunities and these materials help illuminate possible futures for them. Resources include an overview of what geoscientists do; profiles of possible careers along with the preparation necessary to qualify for them; geoscience employer perspectives about jobs and the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes they are looking for in their employees; employment trends in sectors of the economy that employ geoscience professionals; examples of geotechnician workforce programs (e.g. Advanced Technological Education Centers, environmental technology programs, marine technician programs); and career resources available from professional societies. The website also provides information to support student recruitment into the geosciences and facilitate student transfer to geoscience programs at four- year colleges and universities, including sections on advising support before

  12. 大学毕业生的“角色转换”困境探究%Solutions to the dilemma of role changes of college graduates

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    2012-01-01

    College graduates are liable to dilemmas in cognition, quality, psychology, and interperson al relations in the role changes. Vocational colleges, therefore, should strengthen role tional quality, professional psychology, and interpersonal communications, in order to out of the dilemmas.%大学毕业生在实现从大学生角色到职业人角色的转换过程中,容易陷入认知困境、素质困境、心理困境和人际困境。高校应当以角色理论为指导,从角色认知、职业素质、职业心理和人际交往等四个方面加强教育,帮助大学毕业生走出角色转换困境。

  13. Reflections on Misunderstandings of College Graduates' Entrepreneurship%“大学生创业”社会认识误区之思考

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    肖垚; 刘易

    2012-01-01

    Encouraging college graduates to set up their own businesses is one of the most im- portant ways to deal with the grim employment situation, which also serves as a requirement for the realization of our national innovation strategy. There have been great misunderstan- dings in the concept of college students' entrepreneurship, and survival employment has been considered equivalent to innovative employment. This misunderstanding has weakened the in- novation factors and resulted in the ignorance of innovation in employment at the level of poli- cies, thus affecting the college students' activities in acquiring their entrepreneurship. There- fore, only by improving our understanding of entrepreneurship, optimizing policies of en- trepreneurship and reforming the education of entrepreneurship are we able to improve college graduates' ability in conducting entrepreneurship.%鼓励大学生自主创业是解决当前大学生就业难的一大措施,也是实施国家创新战略的需要。社会各界对高校大学生创业存在认识上的误区,将生存型就业等同于创业型就业,弱化了创业型就业的创造创新要素,造成政策层面对创业型就业的忽视,影响了大学生创业活动的开展。只有提高创业认识,优化创业政策,改革创业教育,才能切实提高我国大学生的自主创业能力。

  14. Methods Used by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy to Prepare Student Pharmacists for Careers in Academia.

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    Haines, Seena L; Dy-Boarman, Eliza A; Clifford, Kalin M; Summa, Maria A; Willson, Megan N; Boyle, Jaclyn A; Peeters, Michael J

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    Objective. To identify the methods used by US colleges and schools of pharmacy to prepare student pharmacists for academic careers. Method. An 18-item survey instrument was developed and distributed to US colleges and schools of pharmacy. Representatives were asked about faculty responsibilities, experiences in academia currently offered to student pharmacists, and representatives' perception of their student pharmacists' preparedness for careers in academia, including barriers in current programming. Results. Representatives from 96 colleges/schools responded. The vast majority (96%) provided academia-focused advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), 40% provided didactic coursework in academia, 28% offered a longitudinal research track, and 42% offered academia-focused independent studies. Teaching methods and creating learning objectives were the most common pedagogical content, while assessment activities were diverse. Time was the most prevalent barrier to providing training for academic careers; however, degree of student pharmacist interest, faculty inexperience, and lack of leadership support were also commonly reported. Conclusions: Colleges and schools of pharmacy vary in the extent to which they prepare student pharmacists for careers in academia. Advanced pharmacy practice experiences were the most common method of training offered. Standardization of training for academia may better promote this career path to student pharmacists.

  15. Methods Used by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy to Prepare Student Pharmacists for Careers in Academia

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    Dy-Boarman, Eliza A.; Clifford, Kalin M.; Summa, Maria A.; Willson, Megan N.; Boyle, Jaclyn A.; Peeters, Michael J.

    2017-01-01

    Objective. To identify the methods used by US colleges and schools of pharmacy to prepare student pharmacists for academic careers. Method. An 18-item survey instrument was developed and distributed to US colleges and schools of pharmacy. Representatives were asked about faculty responsibilities, experiences in academia currently offered to student pharmacists, and representatives’ perception of their student pharmacists’ preparedness for careers in academia, including barriers in current programming. Results. Representatives from 96 colleges/schools responded. The vast majority (96%) provided academia-focused advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs), 40% provided didactic coursework in academia, 28% offered a longitudinal research track, and 42% offered academia-focused independent studies. Teaching methods and creating learning objectives were the most common pedagogical content, while assessment activities were diverse. Time was the most prevalent barrier to providing training for academic careers; however, degree of student pharmacist interest, faculty inexperience, and lack of leadership support were also commonly reported. Conclusions: Colleges and schools of pharmacy vary in the extent to which they prepare student pharmacists for careers in academia. Advanced pharmacy practice experiences were the most common method of training offered. Standardization of training for academia may better promote this career path to student pharmacists. PMID:28289296

  16. The Impact of Preparing Faculty in the Effective Use of Student Teams

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    Burbach, Mark E.; Matkin, Gina S.; Gambrell, Kem M.; Harding, Heath E.

    2010-01-01

    Companies increasingly rely on teams to improve productivity, and consequently employers expect colleges and universities to prepare graduates to effectively work in teams. To help with this need, instructors must be equipped to prepare students to fully capitalize on the power of teamwork. This study examines the effect of college instructor…

  17. Causes and countermeasures of college graduates to abandon file%高校毕业生弃档的成因与对策

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    尹恒宁; 苏莉

    2014-01-01

    创新档案管理模式,大力开发毕业生档案信息资源,充分体现档案在就业中的作用,试用身份证、医保卡、档案信息与市民卡合四为一的密钥处理,建立毕业生档案存放与调转网络,提高档案的利用率,使档案转递更加规范,逐步减少高校毕业生弃档现象。%To innovate archives management mode, vigorously develop the graduates of archives information resources, fully embody the function of archives in the employment, the trial ID, medical insurance card, archives information and the citizen card four is a key process, establish graduate file storage and switch network, improve the utilization of archives, the archives delivery is more standardized, gradually reduce the phenomenon of college graduates to abandon files.

  18. Cultural competencies for graduate nursing education.

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    Clark, Lauren; Calvillo, Evelyn; Dela Cruz, Felicitas; Fongwa, Marie; Kools, Susan; Lowe, John; Mastel-Smith, Beth

    2011-01-01

    Nursing is challenged to meet the health needs of ethnic and socioculturally diverse populations. To this end, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) charged an expert nursing faculty advisory group to formulate competencies for graduate nursing education, expanding them to integrate leadership and scholarship. The Cultural Competency in Baccalaureate Nursing Education served as the springboard for the initiative. In formulating the graduate cultural competencies and the toolkit, the advisory group reviewed all AACN Essentials documents and the cultural competency literature, drew upon their collective experiences with cultural diversity, and used cultural humility as the supporting framework. Six core competencies were formulated and endorsed by the AACN board of directors and key professional nursing organizations. A companion toolkit was compiled to provide resources for the implementation of the competencies. A 1-day conference was held in California to launch the cultural competencies and toolkit. Dissemination to graduate nursing programs is in process, with emphasis on faculty readiness to undertake this graduate educational transformation. The AACN Cultural Competencies for Graduate Nursing Education set national standards to prepare culturally competent nurses at the graduate level who will contribute to the elimination of health disparities through education, clinical practice, research, scholarship, and policy.

  19. College Choices Guide for Migrant Students and Parents = Guia de Elecciones de Universidades para Estudiantes Migrantes y sus Padres.

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    Eddy/Northeast Health, Troy, NY.

    This brief guide is a planning outline to help migrant students and parents prepare for, choose, and apply to college. The first section, "Thinking About College," offers specific tips for each grade from 9-12; discusses high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements, using Johnston County (North Carolina) schools and the…

  20. Exploration on Fresh College Graduates ' Application to the Labor Law Protection%应届高校毕业生适用劳动法保护的探讨

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    王娟; 施玮

    2015-01-01

    With the implementation of the independent college graduates employment policy, there have been many labor disputes between fresh college graduates and employers in the employment process. A great many new graduates fail to get the protection of the labor law due to the lack of the existing labor legislation. College graduates can be qualified as labor subject. There are also legislation and the reality basis applicable for labor law protection. It is feasible to applicable to the labor law protection. Therefore, Legislature and relevant government departments should accelerate the process of legislation of college graduates of labor rights and interests protection.%随着高校毕业生自主就业政策的实施,应届高校毕业生在就业过程中与用人单位之间发生诸多劳动纠纷,由于现行劳动立法的欠缺,应届毕业生无法获得劳动法的保护.高校应届毕业生具备劳动者主体资格,也有适用劳动法保护的立法和现实依据,具有适用劳动法保护的可行性,立法机关和政府相关部门应加快高校毕业生劳动权益保护的立法工作.

  1. Preparation of students with disabilities to graduate into professions in the South African context of higher learning: Obstacles and opportunities

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    Sibonokuhle Ndlovu

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    Full Text Available Background: Persons with disabilities continue to be excluded from professions in South Africa despite legislation on non-discrimination and equity. Objectives: We sought to identify both the opportunities and obstacles that students with disabilities face in professional degrees. Method: Selected texts from the South African and international literature were analysed and synthesised. Results: Students with disabilities are afforded opportunities to graduate into professions through the current climate of transformation, inclusion and disability policies, various support structures and funding. These opportunities are mitigated by obstacles at both the higher education site and at the workplace. At university, they may experience difficulties in accessing the curriculum, disability units may be limited in the support they can offer, policies may not be implemented, funding is found to be inadequate and the built environment may be inaccessible. Fieldwork poses additional obstacles in terms of public transport which is not accessible to students with disabilities; a lack of higher education support extended to the field sites, and buildings not designed for access by people with disabilities. At both sites, students are impacted by negative attitudes and continued assumptions that disability results from individual deficit, rather than exclusionary practices and pressures. Conclusion: It is in the uniqueness of professional preparation, with its high demands of both theory and practice that poses particular obstacles for students with disabilities. We argue for the development of self-advocacy for students with disabilities, ongoing institutional and societal transformation and further research into the experiences of students with disabilities studying for professional degrees.

  2. 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…

  3. Exploration on Network Organizational Life of Deferred Employment College Graduates Party Members%暂缓就业学生党员网络组织生活的探索

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    何淑霞; 梁碧云

    2013-01-01

    In the face of increasingly severe employment situation, constantly expanding deferred employment college graduates party member's team, how to effectively carry out organizational life become a new problem of college students' party construction. Network is with the characteristics of wide coverage and strong interactivity, is a big advantage resources and communication platform for deferred employment college graduates party member to carry out organizational life. This paper analyzes the main problems in organizational life of deferred employment college graduates party members,and to explore innovation organizational life model of deferred employment college graduates party members.%面对日益严峻的就业形势,暂缓就业学生党员的队伍不断扩大,如何有效的开展组织生活成为高校学生党建工作的新问题。网络具有覆盖面广和交互性强的特点,是高校暂缓就业学生党员组织生活可利用的一大优势资源和交流平台。本文分析了目前暂缓就业学生党员组织生活存在的主要问题,并对暂缓就业学生党员网络组织生活的创新模式进行探索。

  4. 高校灵活就业毕业生就业保障研究%College Graduates Flexible Employment Security Research

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    朱辉荣; 徐珮杰; 刘君

    2014-01-01

    AbstractFor the lfexible employment of college graduates in social insurance, employment information, career development, labor contracts, account ifles exist several problems, the government, society and colleges must work together to resolve policy and institutional barriers, and the establishment of lfexible employment of universities in public information platform, breaking the barriers of work, coordinating of the various subsystems work, the universities, the government and society tripartite sharing of information resources and communication to ensure lfexible employment protection of colleges graduates transparent, impartial, scientiifc,standardized, and continued healthy development.%针对高校灵活就业毕业生在社会保险、就业信息、职业发展、劳动合同、户口档案几方面存在的问题,政府、社会和学校三方必须通力合作,解决政策与制度障碍,并建立高校灵活就业公共信息平台,突破工作壁垒,协调灵活就业保障各个子系统工作,实现高校、政府和社会三方信息资源共享与沟通功能,确保高校灵活就业毕业生就业保障工作透明、公正、科学和规范,保障灵活就业工作持续健康发展。

  5. Challenges to Women University Graduates in Employment and Countermeasures

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    2010-01-01

    The essence of equal rights to employment on the part of women university and junior college graduates is the right to indiscrimination. It has become more and more difficult for university and junior college graduates to get jobs. It has

  6. Building a Better Student Developing Critical Thinking and Writing in the Community College from Freshman Semester to Graduation

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    Varelas, Antonios; Wolfe, Kate S.; Ialongo, Ernest

    2015-01-01

    Students often enter community college with little proficiency in writing. The authors of this paper share a series of writing assignments designed to help students develop writing and critical thinking abilities throughout their community college experience. The first is a series of relatively low-stakes exercises aimed at helping beginning…

  7. Building a Better Student Developing Critical Thinking and Writing in the Community College from Freshman Semester to Graduation

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    Varelas, Antonios; Wolfe, Kate S.; Ialongo, Ernest

    2015-01-01

    Students often enter community college with little proficiency in writing. The authors of this paper share a series of writing assignments designed to help students develop writing and critical thinking abilities throughout their community college experience. The first is a series of relatively low-stakes exercises aimed at helping beginning…

  8. 2010 Community College Futures Assembly Focus: Effective Leadership-Addressing the Graduation Challenge in the 21st Century

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    Campbell, Dale F.; Yu, Hongwei

    2010-01-01

    The Community College Futures Assembly has served as a national independent policy think tank since 1995. Its purpose is to articulate the critical issues facing American community colleges and recognize innovative programs. Convening annually in January in Orlando, Florida, the Assembly provides an interactive learning environment where tough…

  9. California's Impending College Graduate Crisis and What Needs to Be Done about It. Policy Brief 10-2

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    Carnoy, Martin

    2010-01-01

    In 2005-06 almost half of the pupils in California's public schools were Latinos, but Latinos only received about 15 percent of the BA degrees awarded by public and private colleges in the state. Texas has a comparable Latino population, but does significantly better than California in getting Latino students through college. The implication of…

  10. How prepared are college freshmen athletes for the rigors of college strength and conditioning? A survey of college strength and conditioning coaches.

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    Wade, Susan M; Pope, Zachary C; Simonson, Shawn R

    2014-10-01

    Training programs for high school athletes have changed over the last 20 years. High school physical education classes have transformed into sport-specific conditioning classes with intensities matching college or professional athlete programming. In addition, involvement in private, sport-specific, training increased; but despite these advanced training methods, are high school athletes prepared for collegiate sport competition? An anonymous survey was sent to 195 Division I strength and conditioning coaches (SCC) to discern incoming college freshman athletes' physical and psychological preparedness for the rigors of collegiate training and sport competition. Fifty-seven (29%) responses were received. Strength and conditioning coaches stated that incoming college freshman athletes lack lower extremity strength, overall flexibility, and core strength as well as proper Olympic lifting technique. Strength and conditioning coaches also stated that athletes lacked the mental toughness to endure collegiate sport training in addition to claiming incoming athletes lacked knowledge of correct nutrition and recovery principles. These results suggest a lack of collegiate training/sport preparedness of high school athletes. High school strength and conditioning specialist's goal is to produce better athletes and doing so requires the strength and conditioning coach/trainer to have knowledge of how to train high school athletes. One way to assure adequate knowledge of strength and conditioning training principles is for high school coaches/trainers to be certified in the field. Strength and conditioning certifications among high school strength and conditioning coaches/trainers would encourage developmentally appropriate training and would provide universities with athletes who are prepared for the rigors of collegiate sport training/competition.

  11. Countermeasures of Perfecting the Employment Guidance for Graduating Students in the Independent Colleges%完善独立学院毕业生就业指导的对策研究

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    黎振生

    2015-01-01

    With the continuous increase in the number of college graduates as well as fierce competition in the market,there is a higher requirement on the employ ability of graduates.Compared with the regular undergraduate college students,independ-ent college graduates in the job search process in an awkward position,less than the theoretical level graduates ordinary colle-ges,but also compare the ability of graduates colleges.Therefore,under such severe employment situation,there is an urgent need to analyze the employment situation for the independent college graduates and propose countermeasures to the existing problems.%随着高校毕业生人数的不断增加,以及市场竞争的激烈化,对大学毕业生的就业能力提出了更高要求。与普通本科学校的大学生比较,独立学院的毕业生在求职过程中处于一个尴尬地位,理论水平不及普通本科院校毕业生,而动手能力上又比不上高职高专院校毕业生。因此在这样严峻的就业形势下,急需分析独立学院毕业生就业现状,并对其存在的问题提出相应对策。

  12. Top Gap Closers: Some Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities Have Made Good Progress in Closing Graduation-Rate Gaps. College Results Online

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    Engle, Jennifer; Theokas, Christina

    2010-01-01

    Nearly all high school seniors today aspire to pursue higher education because they know that a college degree offers them the best opportunity to realize the American Dream. Indeed, college-going rates are up considerably for all students over the last 30 years. At the same time, however, racial gaps in degree attainment actually have grown, even…

  13. The Effectiveness of Traditional Admissions Criteria in Predicting College and Graduate Success for American and International Students

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    Fu, Yanfei

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the effectiveness of traditional admissions criteria, including prior GPA, SAT, GRE, and TOEFL in predicting undergraduate and graduate academic success for American and international students at a large public university in the southwestern United States. Included are the admissions and enrollment data for 25,017 undergraduate…

  14. Community Schools--Results that Turn around Failing Schools: Test Scores, Attendance, Graduation and College-Going Rates

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    Coalition for Community Schools, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Great strides have been made by community school initiatives across the nation in their efforts to impact student achievement, attendance, student engagement, graduation rates, parent involvement and more. Data on community schools is growing and the authors encourage readers to review research reports and syntheses on results. The results…

  15. Differences in Professional Activities, Perceptions of Professional Problems, and Practice Patterns between Men and Women Graduates of Jefferson Medical College.

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    Hojat, Mohammadreza; And Others

    1990-01-01

    A survey of 364 men and 86 women medical school graduates found women less likely to be employed full-time or have outside professional activities, more likely to hold full-time academic appointments, to treat low-income patients, and to serve in inner cities. Women worked fewer hours, had fewer patients, but published scientific articles as…

  16. Do liquid-based preparations of urinary cytology perform differently than classically prepared cases? Observations from the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Nongynecologic Cytology.

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    Laucirica, Rodolfo; Bentz, Joel S; Souers, Rhona J; Wasserman, Patricia G; Crothers, Barbara A; Clayton, Amy C; Henry, Michael R; Chmara, Beth Anne; Clary, Karen M; Fraig, Mostafa M; Moriarty, Ann T

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    The cytomorphology of liquid-based preparations in urine cytology is different than classic slide preparations. To compare the performance of liquid-based preparation specimens to classically prepared urine specimens with a malignant diagnosis in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Nongynecologic Cytology. Participant responses between 2000 and 2007 for urine specimens with a reference diagnosis of high-grade urothelial carcinoma/carcinoma in situ/dysplasia (HGUCA), squamous cell carcinoma, or adenocarcinoma were evaluated. ThinPrep and SurePath challenges were compared with classic preparations (smears, cytospins) for discordant responses. There were 18 288 pathologist, 11 957 cytotechnologist, and 8086 "laboratory" responses available. Classic preparations comprised 90% (n = 34 551) of urine challenges; 9% (n = 3295) were ThinPrep and 1% (n = 485) were SurePath. Concordance to the general category of "positive-malignant" was seen in 92% of classic preparations, 96.5% of ThinPrep, and 94.6% of SurePath challenges (P Liquid-based preparations performed significantly better in urinary cytology challenges when evaluating malignant categories in the College of American Pathologists interlaboratory comparison program. The liquid-based preparation challenges also performed better for the exact reference interpretation of HGUCA, but no difference was observed for adenocarcinoma challenges. Cytotechnologists perform better than pathologists for all slide types, as well as those demonstrating HGUCA. These results suggest that liquid-based preparations facilitate a more accurate diagnosis than conventional preparations.

  17. An Exploration of How U.S. Army Officers Attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Decide Whether or Not to Attend Graduate School: A Qualitative Case Study

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    Vance, Charles David

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative case study explored how U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) students decided whether or not to attend graduate school. The focus was on how U.S. Army students made their decision. The purpose of the study was to illuminate the issues related to this decision in adult development, adult learning, career decision…

  18. Preparing new nurse graduates for practice in multiple settings: a community-based academic-practice partnership model.

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    West, Nikki; Berman, Audrey; Karshmer, Judith; Prion, Susan; Van, Paulina; Wallace, Jonalyn

    2014-06-01

    Responding to local and national concerns about the nursing workforce, the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care worked with private and public funders and community health care partners to establish community-based transition-to-practice programs for new RN graduates unable to secure nursing positions in the San Francisco Bay Area. The goals were to retain new RN graduates in nursing and further develop their skills and competencies to increase their employability. Leaders from academic and inpatient, ambulatory, and community-based practice settings, as well as additional community partners, collaboratively provided four 12- to 16-week pilot transition programs in 2010-2011. A total of 345 unemployed new nurse graduates enrolled. Eighty-four percent of 188 respondents to a post-program survey were employed in inpatient and community settings 3 months after completion. Participants and clinical preceptors also reported increases in confidence and competence.

  19. 高校出版编辑毕业生就业问题的再研究%On Employment Problems of College Publishing Editor Graduates

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    韩旺辰

    2015-01-01

    高校培养出来的出版编辑专业毕业生并不受出版社的欢迎。产生这种现象的原因之一就是社会上以及出版业界中浓重的“编辑无学”思想在作祟。从目前出版界行业大环境来看,相当多的出版社领导本身就存在“编辑出版无学”的错误认识。%College publishing editor graduates have not been favourably recieved by publishing houses. One reason is the social and publishing industry version of the “editor without learning”. From the publishing industry environment, a lot of press leadership exist the misconception “editor without learn-ing”.

  20. Choices after Graduation

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    2012-01-01

    正From the above table,we can see that the students of this university have three main choices after graduation.Of these choices,the students who have found a job only take up 50%.In contrast,students who pursue further study by taking the postgraduate entrance exam or going abroad have increased greatly than before, with the total percentage of 47%.Indeed,this phenomenon is also quite common in other universities. The following factors can account for the choices of graduates.Above all,with the enrollment extension of universities,college graduates are facing the severe em-

  1. Strengthening the Relationship between Undergraduate Professional Preparation Programs in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and Graduate Leisure Studies

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    Dustin, Daniel; Browne, Laurie; Bricker, Kelly; Schwab, Keri

    2011-01-01

    This article stems from a conversation among academic leaders of graduate-oriented departments of parks, recreation, and tourism across North America who participated in an administrator summit at Zion Ponderosa Resort in southern Utah September 23-26, 2010. The University of Utah's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism hosted the summit,…

  2. Strengthening the Relationship between Undergraduate Professional Preparation Programs in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and Graduate Leisure Studies

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    Dustin, Daniel; Browne, Laurie; Bricker, Kelly; Schwab, Keri

    2011-01-01

    This article stems from a conversation among academic leaders of graduate-oriented departments of parks, recreation, and tourism across North America who participated in an administrator summit at Zion Ponderosa Resort in southern Utah September 23-26, 2010. The University of Utah's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism hosted the summit,…

  3. An Exploration of the Relationship between Clinical Decision-Making Ability and Educational Preparation among New Graduate Nurses

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    Blount, Kamilah V.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the impact of accelerated nursing direct entry master's programs on the development of clinical decision-making skills of new graduate nurses that completed the Performance Based Development System (PBDS) assessment during the study period of 2008-2012 at a healthcare organization. Healthcare today is practiced in a…

  4. Preparing the health workforce in Ethiopia : A Cross-sectional study of competence of anesthesia graduating students

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    Kibwana, Sharon; Woldemariam, Damtew; Misganaw, Awoke; Teshome, Mihereteab; Akalu, Leulayehu; Kols, Adrienne; Kim, Young Mi; Mengistu, Samuel; van Roosmalen, Jos; Stekelenburg, Jelle

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Efforts to address shortages of health workers in low-resource settings have focused on rapidly increasing the number of higher education programs for health workers. This study examines selected competencies achieved by graduating Bachelor of Science and nurse anesthetist students in

  5. Preparing the health workforce in Ethiopia : A Cross-sectional study of competence of anesthesia graduating students

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    Kibwana, Sharon; Woldemariam, Damtew; Misganaw, Awoke; Teshome, Mihereteab; Akalu, Leulayehu; Kols, Adrienne; Kim, Young Mi; Mengistu, Samuel; van Roosmalen, Jos; Stekelenburg, Jelle

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Efforts to address shortages of health workers in low-resource settings have focused on rapidly increasing the number of higher education programs for health workers. This study examines selected competencies achieved by graduating Bachelor of Science and nurse anesthetist students in Et

  6. College Readiness: A Guide to the Field

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    McAlister, Sara; Mevs, Pascale

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, the education spotlight in the United States has shifted from focusing on high school graduation to postsecondary success. This shift in attention has been accompanied by a wealth of policies and initiatives aimed at preparing students to enter and succeed in college, including federal competitive grants programs, schoolwide…

  7. Laying Tracks to Graduation: The First Year of Implementing Diplomas Now

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    Corrin, William; Sepanik, Susan; Gray, Aracelis; Fernandez, Felix; Briggs, Ashley; Wang, Kathleen K.

    2014-01-01

    Too many students in high-poverty, urban communities drop out of high school, and too few graduate prepared for college and careers. Three national organizations--Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Communities In Schools--have formed Diplomas Now in an effort to transform urban secondary schools so fewer students drop out and more…

  8. Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities: Ensuring Meaningful Diplomas for All Students

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    Achieve, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    The call to ensure that every student, including students with disabilities, graduates from high school well prepared for college and careers is acknowledged by policymakers, professionals and business leaders. This policy brief was developed to provide guidance to state education policy leaders to support the goal of ensuring that students with…

  9. Graduate Deans and Graduate Education: A National Study.

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    Lynch, David M.; Bowker, Lee H.

    The responsibility for graduate education and the power and authority structure among graduate deans, college or school deans, departments, and faculty were studied using a sample of 338 schools. Attention was directed to the following concerns: institutional characteristics that are related to the organization and administration of graduate…

  10. Serving Their Share: Some Colleges Could Be Doing a Much Better Job Enrolling and Graduating Low-Income Students

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    Campbell, Colleen; Voight, Mamie

    2015-01-01

    The report outlines ways colleges and universities can improve access and attainment for underserved students, particularly Pell Grant recipients, who come from low-income backgrounds. "Serving Their Share" lists 10 prominent public institutions who are failing to enroll as many low-income, high-achieving students as they could, based on…

  11. Sharing Our Teachers: The Required Graduate Class at the American Museum of Natural History for Lehman College (CUNY)

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    Aquino, Adriana E.; Kelly, Angela M.; Bayne, Gillian U.

    2010-01-01

    This reflective study explores the history and outcomes of a teacher education collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Lehman College of The City University of New York (CUNY), in the Bronx, NY, USA. AMNH developed and teaches a Lehman course, Museum Resources for Teaching Science, for Master's degree candidates in…

  12. Being Smart Is Not Enough--Easing the Way on the Long Hard Journey from Urban Poverty to College Graduation

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    Hare, Mark

    2013-01-01

    The RocCity Scholars Program was developed to establish the efficacy of replicating the Rosen Scholars Program (ERIC #ED451789). Both programs were offered in inner-city environments, (New York City and Rochester) and both targeted the same under-served populations: college-bound academic achievers who were culturally, socially and financially…

  13. Journal Use by Graduate Students as Indicated by Master's Theses Bibliographies at an Urban Commuter College, 1991-2004

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    Sexton, Ellen

    2006-01-01

    Citation analyses were carried out on master's theses in three disciplines: forensic psychology, forensic science, and criminal justice, completed and deposited in the John Jay College Library from 1991 to 2004. The aim was to determine the effect of availability of electronic journals on students' choice of references. The number of journal…

  14. Constructing the Quality Control System of the Independent College Graduation Thesis Based on Process Management%构建基于过程管理的独立学院毕业论文质量监控体系

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    黎玉升; 关伟东

    2016-01-01

    毕业论文是本科教育最后一个教学环节,是对学生大学四年来所学专业知识的掌握情况和运用能力的检验,也是衡量独立学院办学水平和质量的一个重要指标。本文着重研究如何有效地对独立学院毕业论文进行过程管理,切实提高独立学院毕业论文质量,尝试构建一个基于过程管理的独立学院毕业论文质量监控体系。%The graduation thesis is the last teaching link of undergraduate education is for students in the university four years to learn the professional knowledge to grasp the situation and ability to use inspection, is also a measure of an important indicator of the independent school running level and quality. This paper focuses on the research of how effective the of the independent col-lege graduation thesis management process, and effectively improve the independent college graduation thesis quality, attempts to construct a based on process management of independent college graduation thesis quality monitoring system.

  15. Writing Approaches of Graduate Students

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    Lavelle, Ellen; Bushrow, Kathy

    2007-01-01

    The writing approach framework provides a comprehensive perspective on college-level academic writing based on the relationship of writers' beliefs and strategies to the quality of written outcomes. However, despite increased demands for more and better writing at the graduate level, little is known about graduate-level writing processes or about…

  16. Ethical Dilemmas and Emergent Values Encountered by Working College Students: Implications for Marketing Educators

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    Bush, Victoria D.; Smith, Rachel Korthage; Bush, Alan J.

    2013-01-01

    A large body of pedagogical research exists on developing curricula and ethics training tools to prepare college graduates for entering the workforce. However, many college students are "already" in the workforce while they attend school. Many of these jobs are entry-level or frontline employee positions in retail or service industries,…

  17. Ethical Dilemmas and Emergent Values Encountered by Working College Students: Implications for Marketing Educators

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    Bush, Victoria D.; Smith, Rachel Korthage; Bush, Alan J.

    2013-01-01

    A large body of pedagogical research exists on developing curricula and ethics training tools to prepare college graduates for entering the workforce. However, many college students are "already" in the workforce while they attend school. Many of these jobs are entry-level or frontline employee positions in retail or service industries,…

  18. Preparation for meaningful work and life: Urban high school youth’s reflections on work-based learning one year post-graduation

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    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The challenges confronted by low-income high school students throughout school and across the transition to higher education and employment are well-documented in the United States and many other nations. Adopting a positive youth development (PYD perspective (Lerner, Almerigi, Theokas, and Lerner, 2005, this study reports findings from interviews with 18 low-income, racially and ethnically diverse graduates of an urban Catholic high school in the U.S. The interviews were designed to shed light on the post-high school experiences of urban high school graduates and to understand how students construct meaning about the value of school and work-based learning (WBL in their preparation for meaningful work and life. The interviews highlight the perceived value of the academic and noncognitive preparation students experienced through high school and WBL in relation to the challenges they encountered along the pathway to post-high school success and decent work. Overall, the findings suggest the potential of WBL for low-income youth in facilitating access to resources that build academic and psychological/noncognitive assets, while also illustrating the role of structural and contextual factors in shaping post-high school transitions and access to meaningful work and life opportunities.

  19. Brief Analysis of Vocational Guidance for College Graduates Leaving School but Unemployed%离校未就业高校毕业生的职业指导浅析

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    李金东

    2015-01-01

    The employment pressure of college graduates is on the rise and the number of college students leaving school but unemployed is also increasing year by year. The reasons mainly include excessive expected value for em-ployment,cross-disciplinary job hunting,voluntary unemployment,etc. To further carry out the vocational guid-ance for college graduates leaving school but unemployed,colleges and universities shall establish detailed archives of unemployed graduates,provide refined vocational guidance in category,push employment information targetedly, support self employment and strengthen publicity of employment and entrepreneurship information.%高校毕业生就业压力日趋严重,离校未就业大学生数量也在逐年增加,究其原因,主要有就业期望值过高、跨专业求职以及自愿失业等。为进一步做好离校未就业高校毕业生的职业指导,高校应该建立详细的未就业毕业生档案库、分类提供精细的职业指导、有针对性的推送就业信息、扶持自主创业以及加强就业、创业信息的宣传工作。

  20. 重庆市2377名大学生入职体检健康问题分析%Fitness-for-duty physical examination of 2377 college graduates in Chongqing

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    涂勤; 罗知晓; 袁雪飞; 沈军

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨大学生入职体检的健康问题,为有针对性地开展预防保健和健康教育提供依据.方法 根据重庆市录用国家公务员体检项目对入职大学生开展入职体检,对其体检结果进行对比分析.结果 2 377名大学生中体检不合格75名,占体检总数的3.16%.健康问题排名前三的分别是色觉障碍(1.64%)、肝功异常(0.8%)、动态血压异常(0.34%).结论 早期发现和健康教育能极大地减少大学生的健康损害,并能有效指导大学生的就业选择.%Objective To investigate the health problems of college graduates in Chongqing.Methods A total of 2 377 college graduates were examined at a center of physical examination according to the Chongqing civil servants physical examination project protocol.Results 75 college graduates were unqualified,accounting for 3.16% of the total population.The rate of top three health problems-color blindness,abnormal liver function and abnormal blood pressure were 1.64%,0.8% and 0.34% respectively.Conclusion Early detection and health education may prevent further health problems for college students and play an important role for guiding college graduates' employment selection..

  1. Assessing Demand for Graduate and Professional Programs.

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    Syverson, Peter D.

    1996-01-01

    Graduate education is entering an era of market segmentation, varying student demand, and changing requirements from employers, meaning graduate students will assess graduate opportunities differently and institutions will assess programs differently. The traditional view of graduate study as preparation for a research or teaching career and…

  2. Integrating diversity into graduate social work education: a 30-year retrospective view by MSW-level African American social workers.

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    Bowie, Stan L; Hall, J Camille; Johnson, Oliver J

    2011-01-01

    The study surveyed a national sample of 100 African American master of social work graduates to retroactively assess perceived diversity content in Human Behavior courses before and after the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) established accreditation standards on diversity. Seventy-one percent of the respondents were females, the mean age was 45.8 years, and their graduation years ranged from 1958 to 2002. Most graduated from northeastern schools (34%), followed by midwestern (28%), southeastern (22%), northwestern (11%), and southwestern (5%) schools. Investigators used the Preparation for Graduate Education Social Work Education Scale and the Human Behavior Survey Addendum (alpha = .97). There were no statistically significant differences on diversity content scores for participants enrolled before and after CSWE diversity standards were established, but graduates of historically Black colleges gave higher diversity content scores in every area. Study includes discussion and implications for Afrocentric theory and the need to prepare practitioners for future social work careers in multicultural communities.

  3. 医学院校女大学毕业生就业焦虑及其影响因素分析%A study on the employment anxiety of medical college female graduates and the influnce factors

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    李杰

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨医学院校女大学毕业生就业焦虑的现状及其影响因素,为预防和干预医学院校女大学生就业焦虑提供理论依据.方法 采用自编学生基本情况调查表、焦虑自评量表作为测评工具,对305名医学院校女大学毕业生进行焦虑情绪测定,并分析专业、学校类别和家庭经济收入水平等因素对毕业生焦虑状况的影响.结果 医学院校女大学毕业生就业焦虑的总体检出率为26.56%,其中轻度焦虑为16.72%,中度焦虑为8.20%,重度焦虑为1.64%;不同专业的医学院校女大学毕业生就业焦虑水平,差别无统计学意义(P>0.05);高职高专院校女大学毕业生的就业焦虑程度高于重点院校、普本院校和三本院校,家庭经济困难的医学院校女大学毕业生就业焦虑水平高于家庭经济良好和家庭经济一般者,差别均具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 学校及家庭对医学院校女大学毕业生就业焦虑影响程度明显,应有针对性地对女大学毕业生开展就业前心理卫生健康和就业指导教育等工作.%Objective Through investigating the employment anxiety of medical college female graduates and the influ ence factors,to provide the theoretical basis for preventing and interventing the employment anxiety of medical eollege female graduates. Methods Basic self-investigating questionnaire and self-rating anxiety scale were used as the measurements to test the anxiety for 305 medical college female graduates and analyze the factors like their majors , college categories , and household economy incomes etc. Results The detection rate of the employment anxiety of medical college female graduates was 26. 56% ,which included 16. 72% of mild anxiety,8. 20% of moderate anxiety, and 1. 64% of severe anxiety. There was no significant difference among the medical college female graduates with different majors ( P > 0. 05 ) . The level of anxiety of fe male graduates in vocational

  4. How Prepared Are Subgroups of Texas Students for College-Level Reading: Applying a Lexile[R]-Based Approach. REL Technical Brief. REL 2012-No. 018

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    Wilkins, Chuck; Rolfhus, Eric; Hartman, Jenifer; Brasiel, Sarah; Brite, Jessica; Howland, Noelle

    2012-01-01

    Many students graduate from high school unprepared for the rigorous reading required in entry-level college and career work. This brief builds on a recent report (Wilkins et al. 2010) that used the Lexile measure (a method for measuring the reading difficulty of prose text and the reading capability of individuals) to estimate the proportion of…

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

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    Retherford, Kristine S.; Schreiber, Linda R.

    2015-01-01

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

  6. Camp Campus: College Preparation for Adolescents and Young Adults with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Social Communication Disorders

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    Retherford, Kristine S.; Schreiber, Linda R.

    2015-01-01

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

  7. University and Community College System of Nevada Report on Teacher Education in Nevada. Prepared for the 70th Nevada Legislature (in Accordance with SCR 46, 1997 Session).

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    This report examines population trends in Nevada and the current and projected capacity of University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN) institutions to graduate teachers. After an executive summary and introduction, the first section discusses "Supply and Demand for Teachers in Nevada: The Future," which includes "Current Workforce…

  8. Diversity in graduate nursing education: an experience in collaboration.

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    McWhirter, Gloria; Courage, Myrna; Yearwood-Dixon, Alma

    2003-01-01

    The recent shift in public policy away from the use of affirmative action programs in the admissions process of institutes of higher learning has motivated colleges and universities to explore alternative means for achieving their goal to increase the diversity of their student bodies. The imperative to promote diversity is particularly relevant in nursing education because there is an emphasis on preparing students to enter a profession that is committed to providing health care to all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background. In 1997, the nursing programs at 2 Florida schools-Bethune-Cookman College (B-CC), a historic African-American college, and the University of Florida (UF), a land-grant university-initiated a collaborative relationship with the goals of improving access to graduate education for B-CC graduates and increasing the diversity of the graduate student body at UF. A central component of the collaboration is the Gator-Cats Mentoring Program in which students are recruited through career counseling and financial planning, mentored through the application process and the program, and offered continuing support in the skills required in graduate studies. This collaboration can serve as a model for other institutions seeking effective ways of increasing the diversity of their student populations.

  9. Where You Come from or Where You Go? Distinguishing between School Quality and the Effectiveness of Teacher Preparation Program Graduates

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    Mihaly, Kata; McCaffrey, Daniel; Sass, Tim R.; Lockwood, J. R.

    2013-01-01

    We consider the challenges and implications of controlling for school contextual bias when modeling teacher preparation program effects. Because teachers are not randomly distributed across schools, failing to account for contextual factors in achievement models could bias preparation program estimates. Including school fixed effects controls for…

  10. A Partnership between the Dallas County Community College District and Texas Instruments: Using Total Quality Management to Reinvent Workforce Preparation.

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    Wenrich, J. William

    1994-01-01

    Describes elements of a partnership between Dallas County Community College District and Texas Instruments that draws on the concepts and processes of Total Quality Management (TQM). Suggests that such partnerships have the net effect of significantly improving and reinventing cooperative efforts to prepare students for the workforce. (MAB)

  11. Nazareth College: Specialty Preparation for Speech-Language Pathologists to Work with Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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    Brown, Paula M.; Quenin, Cathy

    2010-01-01

    The specialty preparation program within the speech-language pathology master's degree program at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York, was designed to train speech-language pathologists to work with children who are deaf and hard of hearing, ages 0 to 21. The program is offered in collaboration with the Rochester Institute of Technology,…

  12. Improving Science, Technology and Mathematics Students' Achievement: Imperatives for Teacher Preparation in the Caribbean Colleges and Universities

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    Ogunkola, Babalola J.

    2012-01-01

    The concerns of this article are the unacceptable status of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Education in the Caribbean and how to improve the students' achievement in the subjects involved through the instrumentality of better preparation of teachers by the Colleges and University faculties training teachers in the region. The index for…

  13. Success in introductory college physics: The role of gender, high school preparation, and student learning perceptions

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    Chen, Jean Chi-Jen

    Physics is fundamental for science, engineering, medicine, and for understanding many phenomena encountered in people's daily lives. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between student success in college-level introductory physics courses and various educational and background characteristics. The primary variables of this study were gender, high school mathematics and science preparation, preference and perceptions of learning physics, and performance in introductory physics courses. Demographic characteristics considered were age, student grade level, parents' occupation and level of education, high school senior grade point average, and educational goals. A Survey of Learning Preference and Perceptions was developed to collect the information for this study. A total of 267 subjects enrolled in six introductory physics courses, four algebra-based and two calculus-based, participated in the study conducted during Spring Semester 2002. The findings from the algebra-based physics courses indicated that participant's educational goal, high school senior GPA, father's educational level, mother's educational level, and mother's occupation in the area of science, engineering, or computer technology were positively related to performance while participant age was negatively related. Biology preparation, mathematics preparation, and additional mathematics and science preparation in high school were also positively related to performance. The relationships between the primary variables and performance in calculus-based physics courses were limited to high school senior year GPA and high school physics preparation. Findings from all six courses indicated that participant's educational goal, high school senior GPA, father's educational level, and mother's occupation in the area of science, engineering, or computer technology, high school preparation in mathematics, biology, and the completion of additional mathematics and science courses were

  14. Thinking of the "Easy Enrollment and Strict Graduation"Management Modein Higher Vocational Colleges%高职学生"宽进严出"管理模式的思考

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    苏宇锋

    2015-01-01

    近年来,随着高职院校规模的扩大、招生形式的多样化、招生人数的增加,一些高职院校入学事实上已形成了"宽进".为巩固我国高等职业学校多年来所创下的办学质量、毕业生质量声誉,加强"出口"管控很有必要.%In recent years,with the scale enlargement of higher vocational colleges,the enrollment of students diversifies and students number increases,enrollment situation in higher vocational colleges becomes more and more easy.To consolidate teach-ingquality and graduate quality reputationof higher vocational schools,it is necessary to strengthen the graduation controls.

  15. Research and Design of Graduation Management Platform of Higher Vocational Colleges Based on SSH Framework%基于SSH框架的高等职业院校毕业管理平台的研究与设计

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    蔺小清

    2014-01-01

    本文研究目标是设计一个基于SSH框架的职业院校毕业管理平台,该平台完善了职业本科院校实习过程管理、论文质量的管理。%The goal of this paper is to design a graduation management platform of higher vocational college based on SSH framework. This platform can improve the internship management and thesis quality management of higher vocational colleges.

  16. The Exploration of Integrating Graduation Thesis, Graduation Internship and Employment in the 4-Year Program for English Majors of Independent Colleges%独立学院英语专业本科毕业论文、实习、就业一体化模式探索

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    王淼

    2014-01-01

    毕业设计(论文)是独立学院应用型人才培养过程中的关键环节。通过武汉市8所独立学院英语本科毕业设计(论文)的问卷调查和访谈发现,英语本科毕业论文(设计)形式单一、与实际脱节、形式化倾向明显,不符合应用型人才培养目标。课题组经过两年多的研究,构建了独立学院英语专业本科毕业论文、实习、就业一体化模式,并根据独立学院的实际情况在湖北工业大学商贸学院进行试点和推广。%The graduation project/thesis is a key link in cultivating applied talents of independent colleges. The survey of over 600 English B.A. graduates in 8 independent colleges of Wuhan indicates that the graduation thesis, attaching more importance to forms, is disconnected with practice and not in accordance with the talents cultivating goal of applied universities. The research team, led by the author, constructed the integration of graduation thesis, graduation internship and employment and practice the mode in Business College, Hubei University of Technology.

  17. STEm Minority Graduate Program

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    Nicholas, Kaen E

    2012-09-20

    ABSTRACT The state of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States has seen some unfavorable assessments over the past decade. In early February, 2010 the House of Representatives heard testimony on undergraduate and graduate education. The message from the panel, which included experts from academia, STEM-based industries, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) was dire and required an urgent response. The experts along with the committee's chairperson, U. S. Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) cited that the complexity of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics applications and coursework and the methodology utilized to teach these subjects are forcing students out of these disciplines. As the National Academies described in its 2007 report Rising Above the Gathering Storm, successful STEM education is not just an academic pursuit it's a necessity for competing in the knowledge-based economy that the United States had a key role in creating. The potential for action is being made available again as the America COMPETES Act of 2007 is up for reauthorization. Its initial focus was on STEM education at the K-12 levels, but efforts at the undergraduate and graduate levels are needed to retain students to fill the jobs left vacant as baby boomers retire. The Educational Advancement Alliance, Inc. (EAA) has for two decades created programs that have not only addressed the issues of ensuring that students are aptly prepared for college but have focused its efforts over the past decade on increasing the number of students who pursue degrees in STEM disciplines. For the EAA, the introduction of the wonders of science begins at the elementary and middle school level via the Learning Lab, a state-of-the-art mobile science laboratory that visits students in grades 4-6 at the various schools throughout Philadelphia and The Math/Tech Academy which meets on Saturdays for students in grades 5-7. For the past two years

  18. 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.

  19. 高职英语专业毕业论文问题实证研究%An Empirical Study on the Problems of Graduation Thesis of English Majors in Higher Vocational Colleges

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    甘利

    2012-01-01

    Survey and analyze the existing problems and reasons of graduation thesis of English majors in higher vo- cational colleges, and the innovative explorations carried out by higher vocational colleges. The investigation re- suits : the graduation thesis of English majors in higher vocational colleges universally exist questions , for example the single formats, inappropriate choice of titles and poor quality of papers, etc. The reasons include the teachers' laggard guiding principles, the students" unsteady basic English skills, and the separation of students'graduation thesis from their internship. Based on the innovative explorations carried out by higher vocational colleges, it is suggested that we should adhere to the concept of combing work with study, and integrate graduation thesis, internship and employment.%本文针对当前高职英语专业毕业论文存在的问题、原因以及各高职院校对其所做创新探索进行了调查和分析。调查结果表明当前高职英语专业毕业论文普遍存在着形式单一、选题不当、论文质量不高等问题。背后的原因既有老师指导理念落后,又有学生基本功不扎实、毕业论文与顸岗实习实践脱离等现实的原因。在结合各学校对毕业论文创新探索经验的基础上,本文提出要以工学结合的理念为指导,走毕业论文、顶岗实习与就业一体化的道路。

  20. 高校毕业生就业权益侵害表现形式研究%Research on the Main Form of Employment Infringement of College Graduates

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    陈亮; 曾庆吉

    2011-01-01

    高校毕业生就业权益遭到侵害的主要表现形式有:平等就业权实现困难;劳动报酬权遭遇忽视;就业隐私权遭到亵渎;就业知情权遭到侵犯;求职就业过程中遭遇大量的就业陷阱。通过分析发现,造成毕业生就业权益遭到侵害的原因主要有社会、高校等外部因素和毕业生自身的因素。对此,应该通过制定和完善高校毕业生就业的相关法律法规和机制、加大就业市场监管力度、完善毕业生的就业指导工作等方式,建立高校毕业生就业权益保护机制,有效维护高校毕业生的就业权益。%There are many problems existing in employment infringement, for example, it is difficult to achieve equal employment rights, the right to ignore the experience of labor compensation , privacy desecration and right infringed are the main form of college graduates employment rights violated. Through analysis, the author finds the reasons of graduate employment rights being violated are the social level, college level and student level. We have to develop and improve the employment of college graduates in the relevant laws and regulations and mechanisms, supervise of the job market, and improve the guidance of employment in order to reconstruct college graduates employment rights protection mechanisms.

  1. 浅析高校毕业生就业见习制度对医院人力资源管理的影响%Influence of Employment Internship System of College and University Graduates for Hospital Human Resources Management

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    常卫华

    2013-01-01

    The implementation for employment internship system of college and university graduates has many positive meanings. As internship unit, hospital arranges the interns that unemployed medical college graduates to take part internship activities not only for fulfilling tasks assigned by the government but also for enriching the contents of their human resources. Carefully analyzing and cognitively explorating the employment internship system influences of hospital human resource, solving all sorts of problems in the process of employment internship have practical meaning for improving the employment internship system of college and university graduates, increasing the development of hospital human resource management and helping the successful employment of college and university graduates.%高校毕业生就业见习制度的实施,具有许多积极的意义。作为见习单位,医院安排医学院校离校未就业毕业生参加见习活动不只是完成了政府交给的任务,同时也丰富了医院人力资源管理的内容。认真分析,深入研究高校毕业生就业见习制度对医院人力资源管理的影响,解决毕业生就业见习过程中的各种难题,对促进高校毕业生就业见习制度的完善,促进医院人力资源管理的发展,帮助高校毕业生顺利就业有重要的现实意义。

  2. 高等商科院校工科专业毕业生就业竞争力评价模型研究%Study on the Employment Competitiveness Evaluation Model of Commerce College Graduates Major in Engineering

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    赵志学

    2015-01-01

    针对高等商科院校工科专业毕业生就业竞争力影响因素多,难以具体量化评价,以及其特定的专业背景等特点,构建了此类毕业生就业竞争力的 AHP 模型。采用定量与定性相结合的方法确定了评价指标的权重,客观评价了高等商科院校工科专业毕业生的就业竞争力,并提出了几点对策建议:提高学校综合实力,进一步加大就业工作支持力度;建设高素质的师资团队;培养专业能力强、综合素质高的应用型人才。%There are lots of factors influencing the employment competitiveness of commerce college graduates major in engineering,the employment competitiveness is hard to be quantified,and commerce college graduates have their unique professional background.In al-lusion to these characteristics,the paper constructs an evaluation model of employment competitiveness for commerce college graduates by using the principle of analytic hierarchy process.The model combines the quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify the weight of the evaluation index,objectively assess the employment competitiveness of commerce college graduates major in engineering,and puts forward related countermeasures and suggestions in improving their competitiveness.

  3. Animal Diversity Web as a Teaching & Learning Tool to Improve Research & Writing Skills in College Biology Courses

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    Yahnke, Christopher J.; Dewey, Tanya; Myers, Phil

    2013-01-01

    Most teachers agree that writing is an important skill for students to master, yet not all teachers incorporate writing assignments in their courses. Employers agree that written communication is important for college graduates, yet in a survey, less than 10% of employers thought that colleges did a good job preparing students for work. Writing an…

  4. Sustaining the Race to the Top Reforms. Race to the Top: Accelerating College and Career Readiness in States

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    Achieve, Inc., 2010

    2010-01-01

    Race to the Top (RTTT) presents states with a unique opportunity to accelerate their efforts to graduate all high school students prepared for college, careers and life--reinforcing and building on the college- and career-ready agenda already being pursued in many states. The Race to the Top application process encourages states to look across…

  5. Animal Diversity Web as a Teaching & Learning Tool to Improve Research & Writing Skills in College Biology Courses

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    Yahnke, Christopher J.; Dewey, Tanya; Myers, Phil

    2013-01-01

    Most teachers agree that writing is an important skill for students to master, yet not all teachers incorporate writing assignments in their courses. Employers agree that written communication is important for college graduates, yet in a survey, less than 10% of employers thought that colleges did a good job preparing students for work. Writing an…

  6. Statistical Analysis to the Employment Orientation of College Graduates%辽宁省高校毕业生就业走向的数理分析

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    马忠祥

    2001-01-01

    Through data processing and statistical analysis to the employment orientation of college graduates in Liaoning province in recent years, the paper investigates problems in their job-hunting efforts, studies on their attitude toward employment,with focus on the enlightment of their concept. Emphasis is given to the significance of career training and related techniques.%对近年辽宁省高校毕业生的就业走向做了数据处理和统计分析,以此提出高校毕业生就业存在的问题,并对当前大学生择业心态进行研究,论述大学生择业观教育的内容和措施。阐明面对严峻的就业形势,如何做好就业教育及就业指导的现实意义及其方法和手段。

  7. Strategies of Job Guidance and Assistance to the Disadvantaged Group of College Graduates%高校毕业生困难群体的就业指导与救助策略

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    肖丽玲

    2011-01-01

    在高校毕业生就业群体中,存在一类特殊群体,即毕业生就业困难群体,这类群体由于个人、社会、家庭等因素,导致他们在就业竞争中处于弱势地位。对高校毕业生困难群体进行界定,从实践操作层面有针对性的提出了高校毕业生困难群体就业指导与救助策略。%There is a kind of special group in college graduates,that is the vulnerable group of college graduates in seeking for jobs.They are in a weak position in the competition for jobs because of individual social and family factors.This thesis defines the vulnerable group of college graduates,then focuses on them and provides strategy of guidance and assistance about seeking job.

  8. Reflections on Enhancing the Competitiveness of College Graduates in Border Minority Areas%提升边境少数民族地区高校毕业生就业竞争力的思考

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    丁登先; 赵莹静

    2014-01-01

    大学生“就业难”已成为影响社会稳定与经济发展的重要因素。本文对高校毕业生就业竞争力的内涵做出合理界定,寻找制约边疆少数民族地区高校毕业生就业竞争力的因素和应对办法,达到提高本校毕业生就业率和提升就业质量的目的。%The students "difficult employment" has become an important factor affecting social stability and economic development. This paper makes a reasonable definition for the connotation of employment competitiveness of college graduates, finds factors and responses that restricting college graduates employment competitiveness in border minority areas, achieves the purposes of increasing the employment rate of graduates in this college and enhancing the quality of employment.

  9. 市场营销理论在高校毕业生就业渠道的应用研究%Research on Application of Marketing Theory of College Graduates Employment Channels

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    李斌

    2014-01-01

    In order to solve this problem, this paper based on the theory of 4P and 4C , analyzing the use of economic principles of supply and demand sides of college graduates in the job market interaction study of college graduates employment channel expansion strategy in order to achieve stable development of college graduates in the job market in the current market economy, the labor market supply and demand conditions are constantly changing.%为更好的解决毕业生就业问题,以市场营销4P和4C理论为基石,利用经济学原理分析高校毕业生就业市场供需双方的相互作用,研究高校毕业生就业渠道拓展策略,以期实现高校毕业生就业市场平稳发展。

  10. 云南边疆高校毕业生就业压力源调查分析%A Diagnosis on the Characteristics of Employment Stress Sources of Yunnan Frontier College Graduates

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    邓选梅

    2012-01-01

    通过对云南边疆高校毕业生进行问卷调查及访谈,探讨其就业压力源特点。研究结果显示:云南边疆高校毕业生就业压力源从高到低排列为:社会环境因素、专业因素、学校就业指导因素、毕业生个人因素、学校因素、家庭及亲朋关系。就业压力源部分因素在性别、专业、家庭月收入上有显著差异。就业压力源在生源、学历、民族上无显著差异。%This study conducts questionnaire survey and interview survey on Yunnan frontier college graduates to explore the characteristics of employment stress sources. The results show that employment stress sources ranking of frontier college graduates from the highest to the lowest are: social factors, major factors, school career guidance factors, personal factors, school factors, families and friends relationships. There are distinct differences in some decisions of employment stress sources of Yunnan frontier college graduates in gender, major and family monthly income, but no distinct differences in students' sources, academy degree and nation.

  11. Historical perspective and current status of the physical education graduation requirement at American 4-year colleges and universities.

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    Cardinal, Bradley J; Sorensen, Spencer D; Cardinal, Marita K

    2012-12-01

    This study gives an overview of the history of required physical education in America's 4 year colleges and universities and provides an update on the requirement status. After randomly identifying 354 institutions, we searched their respective websites to determine whether physical education was a requirement to earn a baccalaureate degree. The major finding was that the physical education requirement declined from an all-time high of 97% in the 1920s and 1930s to an all-time low of 39.55% in 2010. Given society's ongoing health challenges and the important role of physical activity in maintaining health, this seems counterintuitive. It is also inconsistent with the National Physical Activity Plan (2010).

  12. Physics or Mathematics Preparation - which is the better predictor of performance in a first, calculus-based college physics course?

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    Chase, Norma

    2011-11-01

    Data spanning fifteen semesters and including more than 1200 students showed far less than the anticipated difference in performance between students with quite diverse levels of physics preparation. Students ranged from those with no prior physics course work to those with two or more years of HS physics and prior courses in college physics. Less prior physics training frequently coincided with better performance in the first calculus-based course. Preparation in mathematics, on the other hand, appeared critically important; students at the extremes of the math preparation spectrum were concentrated at the corresponding extremes of the physics grade distribution.

  13. Aligning Athletes' Career Choices and Graduate Degree Pathways: Implications for 21st-Century Career Development Professionals

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    Haslerig, Siduri J.; Navarro, Kristina M.

    2016-01-01

    Higher education career development professionals are charged with more than understanding the challenges and needs of a diverse student body, and they must also prepare students for career fields in life after higher education. This empirical study explored the graduate degree choices and career aspirations of 14 college athletes who competed in…

  14. Perceptions of Liberal Education of Two Types of Nursing Graduates: The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice

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    DeBrew, Jacqueline Kayler

    2010-01-01

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), which defines the expectations of a new baccalaureate-prepared nurse, includes a liberal education as a desired outcome for bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) graduates. A liberal education is thought to provide the professional nurse with the skills needed to practice nursing, including…

  15. Research on independent college English reform of undergraduates’ course graduation thesis from the paper select topic%从论文选题看独立学院英专本科毕业论文改革

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    李硕

    2014-01-01

    毕业论文写作是高校本科教学的一个重要环节,是对学生的实践技能、专业知识以及研究与创新能力进行检验考核的重要手段。本文通过分析湖北大学知行学院英专本科毕业论文选题数据结合该院毕业论文工作的创新实践得出结论,应用技术型院校的英专本科毕业论文应摆脱传统模式束缚,鼓励学生以多种形式在实践中完成毕业设计。%Graduation thesis writing is an important part of undergraduate teaching at colleges and universities, is an important means to test students' practical skil s, professional knowledge and innovation ability. This paper analyzes the Hubei university Zhixing col ege English specialized undergraduate course graduation thesis topic selection data, in combination with the innovative practice of the school graduation thesis work concluded that application of technical col eges English specialized undergraduate course graduation thesis should be free from the traditional model, encourage students to a variety of forms to complete the graduation design in practice.

  16. Preparing Graduate Students for Solar System Science and Exploration Careers: Internships and Field Training Courses led by the Lunar and Planetary Institute

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    Shaner, A. J.; Kring, D. A.

    2015-12-01

    To be competitive in 21st century science and exploration careers, graduate students in planetary science and related disciplines need mentorship and need to develop skills not always available at their home university, including fieldwork, mission planning, and communicating with others in the scientific and engineering communities in the U.S. and internationally. Programs offered by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) address these needs through summer internships and field training programs. From 2008-2012, LPI hosted the Lunar Exploration Summer Intern Program. This special summer intern program evaluated possible landing sites for robotic and human exploration missions to the lunar surface. By the end of the 2012 program, a series of scientifically-rich landing sites emerged, some of which had never been considered before. Beginning in 2015 and building on the success of the lunar exploration program, a new Exploration Science Summer Intern Program is being implemented with a broader scope that includes both the Moon and near-Earth asteroids. Like its predecessor, the Exploration Science Summer Intern Program offers graduate students a unique opportunity to integrate scientific input with exploration activities in a way that mission architects and spacecraft engineers can use. The program's activities may involve assessments and traverse plans for a particular destination or a more general assessment of a class of possible exploration targets. Details of the results of these programs will be discussed. Since 2010 graduate students have participated in field training and research programs at Barringer (Meteor) Crater and the Sudbury Impact Structure. Skills developed during these programs prepare students for their own thesis studies in impact-cratered terrains, whether they are on the Earth, the Moon, Mars, or other solar system planetary surface. Future field excursions will take place at these sites as well as the Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field. Skills

  17. 土建类大学毕业生价值观调查研究%Investigation on Values of College Graduate Students Majoring in Civil Engineering

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    王惠玉; 王力琼; 赵磊

    2011-01-01

    The values of 436 college students of 3 majors in civil engineering graduated in 2011 were investigated by using the questionnaire method, where the questions were mainly selected from the 'World Values Survey,China 2007,[8]designed by Research Center for Contemporary China of Peking University. The research data were then analyzed by statistics and non-metric dimensional scaling method. The results showed that these students had positively patriotism and national pride, and were very interested in society, politics, science progresses and life meanings with the similar understandings or opinions. Happy family was the primary life goal only followed by career success for the most students. The relationships among 10 basic values defined by Schwartz were much different for students with different majors, genders, residences before college life,consumptions,provinces,one-child or multi-child families, which indicated those factors have some impact on the values of the students. For the whole sample, 10 basic values of civil engineering students newly graduated from university had the characteristics of clustering. Hedonism and power were negatively related to the other values,and the distribution of achievement value was much different from the structural relationship proposed by Schwartz and testified by many other overseas researches, which might be attributed to the deferent understandings of achievement between the Eastern culture and Western culture. The methods and results could be referred to the research and education for college students.%选择北京大学国情研究中心编制的《2007年全国公民价值观状况调查问卷》[8]中的部分问题,采用问卷调查的方法,对436名2011届土建类部分专业的大学毕业生进行价值观调查.对调研数据采用数理统计和多尺度降维方法进行相关性分析.结果表明:土建类毕业生大多具有较高的爱国热情和民族自豪感,对社会、政治、科技进步和人

  18. 护理本科生工作期望值与实际满意度差异的研究%The study of working expectation values and actual satisfaction degree in nursing college graduates

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    樊爱玲; 王雪花; 黄志洁; 王景丽; 陈萍; 赵艳华

    2008-01-01

    Objective To discuss the variance of working expectation values and actual satisfaction degree in nursing college graduates from various aspects and evaluate their actual career mentality.Methods We investigated the working expectation values and actual satisfaction degree in nursing college graduates who graduated from Chengde medical college in 2004 and 2005.Results The working expectation values and actual satisfaction degree had statistical difference in 5 aspects(P<0.05).We subsequently compared the expectation values between each two groups and drew out the conclusion that these nursing graduates had great requirement of being understood and respected.Conclusion The nursing graduates had higher working expectation values and lower satisfaction degree.They paid more attention to be understood and respected and were in great need of emotional support and mental satisfaction.Hospital administrators should help them accurately orient theirselves,establish career development plan,attach importanee to their mental requirement and adopt effective measures to improve their satisfaction degree and promote the healthy growth of nursing college graduates.%目的 从多方面探讨护理本科生对工作期望值与实际满意度之间的差异度,以评价护理本科生真实的从业心态.方法 对承德医学院2004-2005年毕业并参加医院工作的护理本科生进行期望值与满意度调查,并对结果进行分析.结果护理本科生在5个方面的期望值与满意度比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).对各项的期望值进行两两比较,护理本科生对理解与尊重的需求突出.结论 本科生工作期望值较高,而满意度较低.他们更注重被理解与尊重、有所成就以及情感的认同和精神上的满足感.医院管理者应帮助他们准确定位,制订实际的职业发展规划,重视他们的心理需求,采取针对性措施有效提高其满意度,促进护理本科生的健康成长.

  19. Linking Work Integrated Learning and Competency of Graduates Pursuing Graduate Diploma in Teaching Profession

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    Puncreobutr, Vichian; Malee; Somjate

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this research was to study the level of work integrated learning (WIL), and the competency of the teaching profession based on the standards of knowledge of the graduates at St. Theresa International College. The study group consisted of 115 graduates pursuing Graduate Diploma in Teaching Profession Program. The questionnaire was…

  20. Reform Study and Practice on Graduation Thesis of Higher Vocational College%高职学生毕业论文(设计)改革研究与实践

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    张永春; 陈亚东

    2011-01-01

    The quality of graduation thesis is one of important foundations to measure the running effect of higher vocational colleges,and the important scale plate for evaluating one student's comprehensive quality.However,recently because of many reasons,the quality of graduation thesis in higher vocational colleges is worrying.In order to improve the teaching quality of its link,the graduation thesis should raise post,profession and practice.The topic should accord with graduation practice,and the form should be diversified.The graduation thesis should become the bridge of students' employment.The specific practice can adopt the forms of assisting research,internship,automatic undertaking,and changed occupation.%毕业论文(设计)质量是衡量高等职业院校办学成果最为重要的依据之一,也是评价一个学生综合素质的重要标尺。但近年来,高职院校毕业论文(设计)由于诸多原因,质量令人堪忧。为提高毕业论文(设计)的环节教学质量,高职院校的毕业论文(设计)应凸显岗位性和职业性和实用性,主题应该与毕业实践相一致,形式应是多元化的,毕业论文(设计)应成为学生就业的桥梁。具体实践可采用助研型、顶岗实习型、自主创业型、改行型等形式。

  1. 都市化背景下地方农业高校研究生就业能力培养体系研究%Research on Employment Training System of Local Agricultural College Graduate Students under Urbanization

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    王永刚; 白婕

    2015-01-01

    Taking the situation of difficult job hunting commonly exists in local agricultural colle‐ges and the high requirements to personnel of regional economic development as a starting point ,the pa‐per analyzes the current situation of graduate students’ employment capability training in local colleges and the influence to graduate students education career .Based on this ,it provides that doing well in ca‐reer planning ,improving individual graduate student’s competitive power ,establishing market-orien‐ted college employment instruction system ,transforming school founding concept and build local govern‐ment policy supporting system ,etc .to construct local colleges graduate students employment capability training system .%从地方农业高校普遍存在的就业难与区域经济发展对人才的高要求为出发点,分析地方高校在研究生就业方面的能力培养现状及其对研究生教育事业的影响。以此为基础,提出从做好职业规划,提高研究生个体竞争力、建立市场导向型的学校就业指导体系、转变办学理念、建立地方政府政策支持体系等多个方面构建地方高校研究生就业能力培养体系。

  2. Comparison of ThinPrep preparations to other preparation types in gastrointestinal cytology: observations from the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Nongynecologic Cytology.

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    Clayton, Amy C; Bentz, Joel S; Wasserman, Patricia G; Schwartz, Mary R; Souers, Rhona J; Chmara, Beth Anne; Laucirica, Rodolfo; Clary, Karen M; Moriarty, Ann T

    2010-08-01

    Differences in participant responses for ThinPrep (TP) and non-ThinPrep (NTP) preparations for gastrointestinal cytology challenges, which circulated in the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Nongynecologic Cytology (CAP NGC), may help to identify performance variations between preparation types. To compare the performance of TP-prepared slides of gastrointestinal exfoliative cytology specimens to that of NTP preparations in the CAP NGC program. Participant responses between 2000 and 2007 were evaluated for esophageal wash/brush, gastric wash/brush, and biliary tract brush specimens with a reference diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, carcinoid, or spindle cell neoplasm. ThinPrep challenges were compared with NTP preparations (conventional smears, cytospins) for discordant responses. In all, 6023 pathologist responses and 3825 cytotechnologist responses were reviewed. Non-ThinPrep preparations comprised 93% (n = 11 588) of the challenges, while 7% (n = 912) were TP material. A match for a "positive/suspicious" diagnosis was seen in 88.5% of NTP and 95.9% of TP preparations (P cytology specimens circulated in an interlaboratory comparison program. Performance varied by reference interpretation, with the best performance for the interpretation of adenocarcinoma. Cytotechnologists and pathologists performed at the same level overall, but with differences for the diagnosis of spindle cell neoplasm and squamous carcinoma.

  3. Preparing ESL Students for "Real" College Writing: A Glimpse of Common Writing Tasks ESL Students Encounter at One Community College

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    Carroll, Julia; Dunkelblau, Helene

    2011-01-01

    The relevance of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to the "real world" of college writing is an ongoing issue for those who teach ESL. Ideally, ESL composition classes should help students make connections between what they learn about writing and the ways they might need to write later on in their academic careers. Unfortunately, as with…

  4. How Graduate-Level Preparation Influences the Effectiveness of School Leaders: A Comparison of the Outcomes of Exemplary and Conventional Leadership Preparation Programs for Principals

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    Orr, Margaret Terry; Orphanos, Stelios

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: This study attempted to determine the influence of exemplary leadership preparation on what principals learn about leadership, their use of effective leadership practices, and how their practices influence school improvement and the school's learning climate. The authors also investigated how the frequency of effective leadership…

  5. The Hidden Costs of Low Four-Year Graduation Rates

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    Sullivan, Daniel F.

    2010-01-01

    The single most important step colleges and universities--especially public colleges and universities--can take to lower the student and family cost of college attendance is to improve retention, thereby increasing the four-year graduation rate. The author believes that institutions with high rates of retention to graduation have those high rates…

  6. Are recent graduates enough prepared to perform obstetric skills in their rural and compulsory year? A study from Ecuador

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    Sánchez del Hierro, Galo; Remmen, Roy; Verhoeven, Veronique; Van Royen, Paul; Hendrickx, Kristin

    2014-01-01

    Objectives The aim of this study was to assess the possible mismatch of obstetrical skills between the training offered in Ecuadorian medical schools and the tasks required for compulsory rural service. Setting Primary care, rural health centres in Southern Ecuador. Participants A total of 92 recent graduated medical doctors during their compulsory rural year. Primary and secondary outcomes measures A web-based survey was developed with 21 obstetrical skills. The questionnaire was sent to all rural doctors who work in Loja province, Southern Ecuador, at the Ministry of Health (n=92). We measured two categories ‘importance of skills in rural practice’ with a five-point Likert-type scale (1= strongly disagree; 5= strongly agree); and ‘clerkship experience’ using a nominal scale divided in five levels: level 1 (not seen, not performed) to level 5 (performed 10 times or more). Spearman's rank correlation coefficient (r) was used to observe associations. Results A negative correlation was found in the skills: ‘episiotomy and repair’, ‘umbilical vein catheterisation’, ‘speculum examination’, ‘evaluation of cervical dilation during active labour’, ‘neonatal resuscitation’ and ‘vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery’. For instance ‘Episiotomy and repair’ is important (strongly agree and agree) to 100% of respondents, but in practice, only 38.9% of rural doctors performed the task three times and 8.3% only once during the internship, similar pattern is seen in the others. Conclusions In this study we have noted the gap between the medical needs of populations in rural areas and training provided during the clerkship experiences of physicians during their rural service year. It is imperative to ensure that rural doctors are appropriately trained and skilled in the performance of routine obstetrical duties. This will help to decrease perinatal morbidity and mortality in rural Ecuador. PMID:25082424

  7. Discussion on Training and Guidance of Skills of Job Search of Higher Vocational Colleges' Graduates%浅谈高职院校毕业生求职技巧的训练与指导

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    钟映荷

    2012-01-01

    In the process of job search, competition to apply for a job for college graduates is more and more fierce, and the various demands are more and more high. To master certain skills of job search can help graduates obtain employment more smoothly. This paper mainly expounds the important role of training and guidance of skills of job search, and puts forward the specific measures, aiming at higher vocational colleges' graduates' present situation and characteristics of job search.%在求职过程中,高校毕业生求职竞争越来越激烈,各方面的要求越来越高,掌握一定的求职技巧可以帮助毕业生更顺利的就业.本文主要阐述求职技巧训练与指导的重要作用,并针对高职院校毕业生的求职特点和现状,提出了求职技巧训练与指导的具体措施.

  8. Revisiting the Fortunate Few: University Graduates in the Kenyan Labor Market.

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    Hughes, Rees

    1987-01-01

    A survey of 294 University of Nairobi (Kenya) graduates in 4 graduating classes, 1970-83, examined trends in first employment of college graduates, the growing surplus of college graduates in the labor market, inflation of job qualifications, and the influence of family socioeconomic background on postgraduation employment when jobs are scarce.…

  9. The Impact Analysis of Self Concept on College Students'Orientation after Graduation%自我概念对大学生毕业去向的影响分析

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    庄严; 张春辉; 陈士良; 刘东卫; 张竞文

    2016-01-01

    通过对广州某重点医科大学医学非临床专业毕业生进行数据调查,利用路径分析方法定量分析了自我概念对大学生毕业去向的影响,发现社会认知、学术认知及学术目标两两显著正相关;学术认知及社会认知通过专业成绩显著影响毕业去向,而学术目标对毕业去向有着显著的直接影响。%Through data investigation of non clinical medicine maj or graduates of a key medical universi-ty in Guangzhou,this paper quantitatively analyzes the impact of self concept on college students'orientation after graduation by using path analysis method.It is found that social cognition,academic cognition and aca-demic goal are significantly positively correlated with each other,academic cognition and social cognition sig-nificantly affect orientation after graduation through professional grades,and academic goal has significant and direct influence on orientation after graduation.

  10. Preparing College Students to Teach an Environmental Problem Solving Curriculum to Middle School Students

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    Powers, S. E.

    2001-12-01

    An NSF-funded project-based program was implemented by Clarkson University in 2000 to increase the interest and knowledge of middle school students in science, math and technology through the solution of an environmental problem that is relevant to their local school community. Clarkson students developed curricula for 7th and 8th grade science and technology classes and then worked with the middle school students throughout the year to reduce to transform solid waste into healthy soil for plant growth. The solution to this problem provided a vehicle to teach fundamental science and math content as well as the process of doing science and solving problems. Placing college science and engineering students in the classroom proved to be a great mechanism for engaging students in science topics and providing mentoring experiences that differ greatly from those that a practicing professional can provide. It is clear, however, that the students must be well prepared for this experience to maximize the benefits of university - school district partnership programs. The objective of this presentation will be to describe the training program that has been developed to prepare Clarkson students to work effectively in middle school classrooms. The Clarkson students are trained for their classroom experiences during the summer before they enter the classroom. They receive three credits for the training, curriculum development, and teaching efforts. It is expected that the students have the necessary background in science and technology to teach themselves the content and environmental relevance of the problem they will be teaching. Lectures and workshops focus on how to transform this knowledge into a project-based curriculum that meets the needs of the teachers, while also exciting the students. Lecture/workshops include: team work; components of an effective class and teacher; project planning and management; problem solving process; inquiry based learning, deductive

  11. Specialized Graduation Thesis Teaching Management Reform of Tourism Management in Higher Vocational Colleges%高职旅游管理专业毕业论文的教学管理改革探索

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    王懿

    2011-01-01

    毕业论文是对学生专业学习成果的综合性运用和检验,以健雄职业技术学院旅游管理专业毕业论文的实际情况为蓝本,对高职院校旅游管理专业毕业论文的现状进行分析,进而对高职院校旅游管理专业毕业论文的教学管理改革提供策略建议。%The graduation thesis is the students' learning outcomes and comprehensive use and test.Through surveys of thesis of tourism management in Chien-shiung Institute of Technology,the paper researches the present situation of the thesis.Then it puts forward graduation thesis teaching management reform strategy of tourism management specialty in higher vocational colleges.

  12. An Investigation of the Teaching Approach Used by Tutors to Prepare Science and Mathematics Teachers during Training at Morogoro Teachers' College

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    Mungure, Daudi Mika

    2017-01-01

    This paper investigated the teaching approach used by tutors to prepare science and mathematics teachers during training at Morogoro teachers' college. For six years consecutive the performance of science and mathematics in secondary school has become very poor even though the training colleges produce science and mathematics teachers every year…

  13. Effect of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Graduation, College Acceptance and Dropout Rates for Students Attending an Urban Public High School

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    Colbert, Robert D.

    2013-01-01

    High school graduation rates nationally have declined in recent years, despite public and private efforts. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether practice of the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation® program at a medium-size urban school results in higher school graduation rates compared to students who do not receive training…

  14. Effect of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Graduation, College Acceptance and Dropout Rates for Students Attending an Urban Public High School

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    Colbert, Robert D.

    2013-01-01

    High school graduation rates nationally have declined in recent years, despite public and private efforts. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether practice of the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation® program at a medium-size urban school results in higher school graduation rates compared to students who do not receive training…

  15. Math Readiness and Preparation for Competitive College Majors and Careers: The Case of Black Students.

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    Thomas, Gail E.

    This study examines factors that determine the enrollment of black students in the high school math courses (i.e., advanced algebra, trigonometry, calculus) that are necessary for competitive college and major field access. The data are from a local college survey of juniors and seniors who were enrolled in eight (8) local public and private…

  16. Community College Succession Planning: Preparing the Next Generation of Women for Leadership Roles

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    Luzebetak, Angela Kaysen

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore strategies to enable community colleges to develop and cultivate women for leadership roles through succession planning. According to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the pace of administrative and other key staff retirements exceeds the pace at which these positions are being…

  17. Intervention for High School Latino Students in Preparing for College: Steps for Consideration

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    Rodriguez, Eric; Rhodes, Kent; Aguirre, Geoffrey

    2015-01-01

    Several factors contribute to a disproportionately lower Latino participation in college education. Foremost among those factors are policies that encourage quick job placement over career development, lack of understanding of the benefits of a college degree, lower expectations for Latino students, poor financial planning, and lack of guidance. A…

  18. Entrepreneurship Research of College-graduates Village Officials Based on Social Entrepreneurial Orientation%基于社会创业导向的大学生“村官”创业研究

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    周开彬; 张涛; 王江曼

    2013-01-01

      大学生“村官”肩负担任新农村建设带头人的重要使命,是政策、科技、市场信息的传播者和推动者,大学生“村官”这个岗位带有一定的公共属性,但是大学生“村官”创业带有一定的社会属性。社会创业,即一种社会组织(企业、非盈利组织等)在经营过程中,将社会价值与经济价值创造性地融合的过程。推进大学生村官创业,是实现大学生村官“下得去、呆得住、干得好、流得动”,有效融入农村的一条重要的途径,鼓励大学生“村官”自主创业作为建立“村官”长效机制的重要内容,对于改善基层干部队伍结构、加强社会主义新农村建设、促进农村经济社会发展具有十分重要的作用。本文就针对大学生“村官”创业问题进行了研究。%College-graduates village officials shoulder important mission as a leader in new countryside construction, and they are the communicators and promoters of policy, technology and market information. The post of college-graduates village official has common attributes, but the college-graduates village official entrepreneur has a social character. Social entrepreneurship is a process that a kind of social organization (enterprises, non-profit organizations) innovatively integrates the social value and economic value in the operation process. Advancing the college-graduates village official entrepreneur is the important way of realizing the goal that they do well the work and effectively integrate into rural areas. Encouraging their entrepreneurship is the important content of establishing the long-term mechanism of college-graduates village official, and plays a very important role in improving the structure of grass-roots cadre team, strengthening the new socialist countryside construction, and promoting rural economic and social development. This article aims at studying the college-graduates village official

  19. College Students’ Job Hunting

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    2012-01-01

    Nowadays, the employment of college students is becoming more and more of a problem. About a decade ago, university students could find satisfactory and enviable jobs after graduation, while the things are quite different at present. In addition, according to statistics, about 30% of graduate students can't find a job but stay at home after graduation.

  20. Developing the Intercultural Competence of Graduate Students

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    Dimitrov, Nanda; Dawson, Debra L.; Olsen, Karyn C.; Meadows, Ken N.

    2014-01-01

    This study explores how teaching development programs may facilitate the development of intercultural competence in graduate students and prepare them for communicating effectively in the global workplace after graduation. First, we describe the concept of intercultural teaching competence and examine the skills that graduate students may need to…

  1. Employers’ Feedbacks on the Performance of Teacher Education Graduates

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    Anania B. Aquino

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Higher education institutions in the Philippines play a vital role in the economic, social and cultural advancement of the country. As they are entrusted with the responsibility of turning in graduates with employable skills and good attitudes, they experience pressure to enhance their curricula and improve the quality of instruction. This study was conducted to investigate the performance of Batangas State University ARASOF College of Teacher Education graduates through the feedbacks given by their employers as employers’ feedback of teachers, which can generate evidence on the quality of graduates, their capabilities and performance in the school, and, as a consequence, the quality of education provided by a teacher education institution. Descriptive in nature, it utilized a survey questionnaire to collect assessment of principal and school heads of 18 schools about the level of satisfaction on graduates’ application of teacher proficiencies in the areas of foundations, research, subject matter, learning and development, reflective skills, technologies, pedagogical and professional skills, assessment, dispositions, diversity, collaboration and initiative. The findings showed that employers are satisfied with teachers prepared at BatStateU ARASOF. Employers find the proficiencies explored in the study as very useful for an entry level teacher. When responses are compared, a gap exists between the employers’ assessment of graduates and the degree of usefulness of these proficiencies. In spite of this gap, principals and school heads are very much willing to continue hiring graduates of the school of study.

  2. 高校毕业生就业流动与社会分层中的资本运用%The Employment of Capital in the Employment Movement and Social Stratification of College Graduates

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    刘莹

    2013-01-01

      高校毕业生就业流动经历了从个体显著到群体显著的演变,并将随着时代的发展不断变化。高校毕业生就业流动与社会分层是一个复杂的过程,受到多方面因素的影响。从文化资本而言,学历证书作为体制状态的文化资本,影响着高校毕业生的就业流动与社会地位;从人力资本而言,人力资本存量提升了高校毕业生在就业市场中的地位,为高校毕业生提供了向上流动的资质;从社会资本而言,高等教育通过社会资本进行阶层复制,那些社会资本雄厚的学生比其他学生更有机会获得更好的职业和流动到高阶层社会地位中去。%The employment movement of college graduates experienced significantly the evolution from individuals to groups and will change with the development of the times.The employment movement and social stratification of college graduates is a complex process,which influenced by various factors.According to the cultural capital,the academic certificates which play as the cultural capital influence the employment mobility and social status of the graduates;according to the human capital,the stock of human capital enhances the status of college graduates in the job market in order to provide graduating students the qualification of promotion;according to the social capital,the higher education is the hierarchy replication through social capital,which means that the students with strong social capital have more opportunities than other students to obtain the high-class social status.

  3. Analysis on the Anxiety and Depression Self-rating Scale Results in a Medical College Graduate Students%某医学院硕士研究生焦虑与抑郁自评量表结果分析

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    吴学智; 彭林珍; 罗家洪; 孙睿; 王智璇; 向以斌

    2013-01-01

    Objective To comprehensively analyze the psychological health condition of 177 graduate students in medical college and the influencing factors through the Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) and Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS). Methods Self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) and self-rating depression scale (SDS) were used to analyze the psychological health condition of 177 graduate students in medical college, and the results were compared with the norms. Then the influencing factors of the psychological health were further analyzed. Results The anxiety index of 177 graduate students was 38.18 ± 10.56, depression index was 0.41 ± 0.12. The detection rate of anxiety and depression was10.7% and 24.3%, respectively. Getting student loans or not and gender were the main influencing factors of depression. Conclusions The psychological problems of graduate students in medical colleges are more prominent, and should be paid attention to. The mental health level of graduate students should be improved by taking countermeasures.%目的 通过焦虑自评量表(SAS)、抑郁自评量表(SDS)综合分析某医学院177名硕士研究生心理健康状况并探索其影响因素.方法 采用焦虑自评量表(SAS)、抑郁自评量表(SDS)对某医学院177名硕士研究生进行心理健康分析,并与常模比较,进一步分析影响其心理健康的因素.结果 177名医学院硕士研究生的焦虑指数为38.18±10.56,抑郁指数为0.41 ±+0.12;焦虑情绪检出率为10.7%,抑郁情绪检出率为24.3%;是否获得过助学贷款和性别是影响抑郁的主要因素.结论 医学院硕士研究生的心理问题较为突出,应予以关注,努力提高硕士研究生的心理健康水平.

  4. 服务型地方政府促进大学生就业对策研究%Countermeasure Research on Service-oriented local Government Promoting the College Graduates Employment

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    王伟冰

    2015-01-01

    The report of the 18th Party Congress of China put forward that we should implement the policy of the laborer autonomous employment, market adjusting employment, and the government to promote employ⁃ment and entrepreneurship. It also implemented the strategy of limited employment and a more active employ⁃ment policy, to promote higher quality jobs. At present, college graduates are an important part of employment structure. Countermeasure research on service-oriented local government promoting the college graduates em⁃ployment had been expatiated and analyzed systematically, so that service-oriented local government should work active on promoting the college graduates employment.%十八大报告提出:要贯彻劳动者自主就业、市场调节就业、政府促进就业和鼓励创业的方针,实施就业有限战略和更加积极的就业政策,推动实现更高质量就业。目前,大学毕业生已成为就业结构中最基本、最重要的组成部分。本文全面分析和阐述了服务型地方政府在促进大学毕业生就业方面的工作现状,进而提出了一些对策,旨在促使政府在促进大学毕业生就业过程中发挥出更有效的作用。

  5. Digital Literacy in the Marketing Curriculum: Are Female College Students Prepared for Digital Jobs?

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    Mishra, Karen E.; Wilder, Kelly; Mishra, Aneil K.

    2017-01-01

    Employers seeking to capitalize on current marketing graduates' technological savvy may find a disappointing gap between their expectations and students' digital preparedness. This study examines these issues by investigating female students' attitudes and expectations with regard to using digital tools in marketing coursework and in a future…

  6. An Analysis of Grassroots Intervention for College-Graduate Village Officials:Based on Three Couties in Subei Area%大学生村官基层介入研究--以苏北三县为例

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    马德峰

    2014-01-01

    基层介入是大学生村官工作面临的重要议题,因而备受社会各界的瞩目。试以苏北三县为例,对大学生村官基层介入的若干命题进行研究,得出大学生村官具备基层介入的现实条件和认知基础;政府“铺路搭台”与大学生村官后续跟进有助于基层介入难题的破解;基层介入促进了大学生村官个体成长成才,带动了农村政治生态与生活形态的部分改变;在介入发展去向方面,国家希冀的正常有序流动与大学生村官出路选择偏好之间存在明显差距。为此,需要政府管理部门采取有力措施予以推进。%Grass-roots involvement is an important issue for college-graduate village officials work,and it receives more public attention.Based on three counties in Subei area,the paper analyzes several proposition of grassroots intervention and draws these conclusions: college-graduate village officials have objective conditions and cognitive basis of grassroots intervention.Government laying a platform and college-graduate village officials following up contribute to solve the intervening problem.Grassroots intervention is to promote the individual growth and bring changes in rural politics and social life.But we should pay attention to the obvious gap between national hope to move orderly and college-graduate Village Officials’choice. Thus we need to take progressive action strategy to push on..

  7. A Study on the Employment Problems of Ethnic Minority Graduates and Its Countermeasure

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    ZHANG Weibo

    2014-01-01

    minority college graduates .Sec-ondly , while the universities are training the ethnic minority college students , they should not only concentrate emphasize on the students ’ ethnic characteristics , but also emphasize proficiency in Chinese.Thirdly, the universities should set up the courses related to the college students ’ develo-ping and planning of their future careers , help the ethnic minority college students set up their em-ployment awareness earlier . Moreover practicum should be added to their courses so as to improve the ethnic minority college students ’ capability to link theory with practice . 3 .The society should build a fair and just employment environment for the minority college students We are a socialist country , and the people should enjoy equal rights .The division of “class”in the employment is not an essential attribute of a socialist country , and it also does not meet the de-velopment requirement of a modern democratic country.Therefore, the concept of “rank” should be eliminated.Moreover, the employers should treat ethnic minority college graduates the same as the Han -Chinese college graduates , and provide fair opportunity for the minority college graduates in the employment competition . 4 .The minority college graduates should im-prove their owncapacity , and change their concept of employment. Firstly, the minority college students should-create their employment awareness as soon as pos-sible .The ethnic minority college students should start to make a plan and preparation for their future careers when they are in their first and second years of university .Then , in their third and fourth years they should begin to make real efforts towards their employment goals . Secondly , the minority college students should upgrade their capacity .In addition to learning professional knowledge and laying a solid foundation of professional skills , the ethnic minority college students should learn broadly all aspects of knowledge

  8. Discussions on Gender Discrimination and Solutions of Employing College Female Graduates%高校女毕业生就业性别歧视及其对策

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    程霄; 黄彪; 余振辉

    2012-01-01

    高校毕业生就业市场屡屡出现性别歧视的现象并产生了不容忽视的消极影响。这一现象的产生主要缘于根深蒂固的传统观念的影响、女性在生理心理方面居于弱势、女性自然附着成本过高、相关法律法规不健全和生育保险制度不完善等原因。要改变这一现状不可能一蹴而就,应该采取加大宣传性别文化的观念、建立新型生育保险机制、建立健全相关法律法规等一系列措施来逐步推进改革的步伐,最大限度地保障女毕业生的合法权益不受侵害,消除这一不合理的现象。%The problems of gender discrimination in the employment of college graduates have appeared and have produced obvious negative influence.This is due to some reasons,such as: deep-rooted conventional concept has great influence;the female are inferior to men physically and psychologically;female has too much naturally attached cost;the concerned laws and regulations are inadequate and the childbirth insurance system is imperfect.There will be a long way to change the situation of gender discrimination.Therefore,in order to gradually promote the reform and guarantee the female graduates' legitimate rights and interests,and eliminate this unreasonable phenomenon,some steps should be adopted,such as: strengthen the propaganda for the culture of gender,build the new childbirth insurance system and set up and perfect some certain laws and regulations.

  9. Medical College Graduate Courses Learning Situation of Health Law%医科院校研究生卫生法学课程学习现状调查

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    宁超; 丁美超; 许竹青; 苏天照

    2014-01-01

    Through the investigation of a medical colleges and universities graduate student health law courses to study the status quo ,analysis of the graduate student health law and the problems existing in the evaluation of learning process ,as a graduate student legal quality education ,the health quality of law teaching to provide the reference suggestion .A random sample of a medical college elective graduate student of 280 cases of health law course ,adopt the method of questionnaire survey on health law courses need to know and health curriculum rationality of law knowledge ,their own learning ,ex‐amination way ,such as investigation ,using epidata3 .1 software input data ,by SPSS17 .0 software for data analysis .37 .7% of graduate students in previous education experience without learning cour‐ses ,but think of course necessary reached 98% ,w hile only 57 .8% think that the curriculum is rea‐sonable ,the identity of traditional language teaching message only half (54 .5% ) ,and 95 .5% think that teaching evaluation is helpful to the teaching .Although medical colleges and universities graduate student awareness of the need for health law ,but the effect of many sided ,lead to health law courses learning situation is not optimistic ,needs to be reasonable and effective ,really suitable for medical colleges and universities graduate teaching means and strategy .%通过调查山西医科大学研究生卫生法学课程学习现状,分析研究生卫生法学学习过程及考核中存在的问题,为研究生法律素质培养、卫生法学高质量教学提供参考建议。随机抽取选修卫生法学课程的研究生280例,采用问卷调查的方法对卫生法学课程必要性认识、设置合理性认识、自身学习情况、考核方式等进行调查,利用epidata3.1软件录入数据,经SPSS17.0软件进行数据整理分析。37.7%的研究生在之前的教育经历中没有学习过相关课程,但是认

  10. Discussion on the Issue of Intellectual Property Ownership of the College Students Graduation Project%关于大学毕业设计知识产权归属问题的探讨

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    The rule that the intellectual property rights of college students graduate design belongs to the college suppresses the students'creativity into full play, and the school benefit is limited.From the analysis of the pros and cons of the rules, the paper puts forward relevant suggestions and countermeasures in order to improve the quality of personnel training.%  大学生毕业设计知识产权归属学校的规定,抑制了学生创造性的充分发挥,学校受益也有限。从分析该规定的利弊入手,提出相关建议和对策,以期提高人才培养质量。

  11. An Investigation of 16 PF on 692 Under-graduate Students in Teach ers College%692名高等师范生毕业前16PF测评报告

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    樊晓光

    2002-01-01

    Objective:To study the personality trait an d mental health status o f Teachers College undergraduates. Methods: 692 undergradu ates of Teachers Colle ge were assessed on the Cattell's 16 Personality Factors Questionnaire (16PF). R esults: ①The total score on mental health for Teachers College Gradu ates was ab ove the average score of 22.②Female graduates had higher scores on intelligence , persistence, and gregariousness but they also scored higher on acting impetuou sly and timidity.③ Undergraduates from the Arts stream scored higher on high-se nsitivity and high-doubtness, whereas those in the science stream showed higher scores on mood stability and comprehensive mental health. Conclusion: Psychologi cal health education should consider sex differences and personality characteris tics of arts and science students.

  12. How Do College Students Estimate Their Drinking? Comparing Consumption Patterns among Quantity-Frequency, Graduated Frequency, and Timeline Follow-Back Methods

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    Fishburne, John W.; Brown, Janice M.

    2006-01-01

    This exploratory study was designed to compare several commonly used measures of alcohol use among college students in order to appreciate how estimations of college drinking may be affected by the type of assessment tool used. Consumption patterns of 42 college student drinkers were compared using a quantity-frequency measure, a graduated…

  13. Supply and Demand for Graduates in Egypt.

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    Arabsheibani, Gholamreza

    1991-01-01

    Data from a sample of university graduates in Egypt are used to test the effect of a mismatch in higher education policy and labor demand on future employment patterns. The results are delayed employment or underemployment and consequent lowering of lifetime earnings of college graduates. (MSE)

  14. The Philosophy and Future of Graduate Education.

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    Frankena, William K., Ed.

    Focusing on critical issues facing graduate education, these papers presented at a conference sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) examine areas such as declining enrollments, job shortage among college teachers, and the role of graduate schools in relation to the various intellectual disciplines. The overview paper,…

  15. Graduate Student Project: Employer Operations Management Analysis

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    Fish, Lynn A.

    2008-01-01

    Part-time graduate students at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited college complete a unique project by applying operations management concepts to their current employer. More than 92% of 368 graduates indicated that this experiential project was a positive learning experience, and results show a positive impact on…

  16. Academic achievement in first-year Portuguese college students: the role of academic preparation and learning strategies.

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    Soares, Ana Paula; Guisande, Adelina M; Almeida, Leandro S; Páramo, Fernanda M

    2009-06-01

    This paper analyses the role of academic preparation and learning strategies in the prediction of first-year Portuguese college students' academic achievement, considering students' sex and academic field attended. A sample of 445 first-year college students (68.5% female) from the University of Minho (25.8% enrolled in economics, 35.3% in science/technology, and 38.9% in humanities degrees) participated in the study. Students answered a questionnaire on learning strategies in the classroom at the end of the first semester, which consisted of 44 items organized in five dimensions: comprehensive approach, surface approach, personal competency perceptions, intrinsic motivation, and organization of study activities. Academic achievement (grade point average at the end of first year) and academic preparation (students' higher education access mark) were obtained through the academic records of the university. Results showed that academic preparation was the strongest predictor of first-year academic achievement, and only marginal additional variance was explained by learning strategies as assessed by the self-reported questionnaire. There were sex and academic field differences, but these variables do not seem strong enough to affect the results, although the different percentages of variance captured by each model and the different weights associated to higher education access mark, stimulate the use of these and/or other personal and contextual variables when analysing the phenomenon.

  17. 国际化背景下军队医学院校研究生培养的挑战与探索%Challenge and exploration of army medical college graduate education in the context of internationalization

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    梁树辉; 王莉; 张永国; 封斌; 王新; 王飙落; 郭学刚; 吴开春; 丁杰

    2011-01-01

    在教育国际化大背景下,军校研究生教育理念、模式亦随之转变,并存着机遇和挑战.试指出国际化背景下军队医学院校研究生教育面临的挑战,分析军队医学院校现行研究生教育存在的问题,并总结了研究生培养国际化进程中的探索和尝试.%In the context of internationalization of education,the military graduate education concepts and models also come to change,and opportunities and challenges coexist.In this article,the challenges and problems of army medical college graduate education were mentioned and analyzed,and the exploration and attempt of graduate education in the process of international were summarized.

  18. Exploration of Higher Vocational College graduation design (thesis) teaching reform%高职院校毕业设计(论文)教学改革的探索

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    黄曼莹

    2015-01-01

    针对广西经济管理干部学院计算机系毕业设计(论文)的状况,从开设毕业设计(论文)讲座、改革管理制度、充分考虑企业需求、创新指导方式,提升学生创新思维能力和完善审核机制五个方面进行了毕业设计(论文)教学改革的探索,尤其是导师制的实施,使学生得到系统性的指导,对提升毕业论文质量的作用重大。%For graduation (thesis) Availability of Computer Science, Guangxi Economic Management Cadre College, from the creation of graduate design (thesis) session management system reform, give full consideration to business needs, innovation guide the way to enhance students' creative thinking ability and improve five aspects of auditing mechanisms We conducted a graduation project (thesis) Exploration of teaching reform, especially the Tutorial, so that students receive systematic guidance to enhance the quality of the role of a major thesis.

  19. New graduate identity: discursive mismatch.

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    Hamilton, Helen

    2005-09-01

    For many new graduates the transition from nursing student to a professional in practice is marked by conflict and tension. Given that conflict may ensue from differing discursive constructions of new graduates, this article reports a review of discursive construction between new graduates from two institutions with vested interests in nursing graduates--comparing health service organisations and educational institutions in Victoria. Four discourses, common to both sets of texts and constitutive of new graduate identity were identified: these were the discourse of nursing practice; the discourse of the good nurse; the discourse of knowing and thinking; and the discourse of statute and regulation. A discourse peculiar to health service organisations only was identified as an organisational and bureaucratic discourse. This review reports the new graduate, as constructed in education texts, as a rational, independent, critically thinking and knowing care giver. In contrast, in health service organisation texts, the new graduate is constructed as a functional, efficient, organisational operative, providing a nursing service. New graduates are concluded to experience multiple discursive dissonances in their first employment which stem from differing constructions of new graduate identity within institutional discourses. If tensions experienced in the transition as discursively generated are understood, previously unthought of ways preparing and introducing nurses to the work place may ensue.

  20. 以中国传统用人思想审视高校就业与企业招聘中的一些误区%A Survey of Misunderstandings in Employment of College Graduates & Recruitment of Enterprises

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    肖丁; 杨阳

    2012-01-01

    Employment is an important part of human resources management system, which directly influences other parts of human resources management, or even the company development. Modern enterprise system requests that the selection and reserves of talent resources must comply with the requirements of the emerging market: how- ever, the present situations of employment market for Chinese college graduates and the Chinese companies give rise to some employment misunderstandings, reflecting our relatively backward talent philosophy, short - sighted employment concepts and the unsound employment mechanism. As a result, neither enterprise plans of talent re- cruitment can work well nor can college graduates get desirable jobs. And it is an important issue for all kinds of so- cial human resources management departments to answer how to keep a coordinating and reliable relationship between the enterprise and graduates and how to solve the balance of supply and demand of human resources. This ar- ticle, taking for example the misunderstandings that companies dont treasure talented persons and raise the employment qualifications blindly, and the college graduates dont well plan their career, tries to deal with these misunderstandings with the traditional Chinese idea of personnel management.%人才招聘是人力资源管理系统中最为重要的一环。它直接影响着人力资源管理的其他环节甚至影响着现代企业的发展。现代企业制度要求人才资源的选择与储备必须符合新兴市场的要求,但由于中国高校就业市场的具体情况以及中国企业的具体现状,使得企业在高校人才招聘中出现了一些误区。种种误区,使得企业的人才引进计划得不到很好落实,也使得高校毕业生无法获得一份适合的工作。如何调适企业与毕业生之间关系的协调、稳妥,如何解决好人力资源供需的平衡,这是摆在各类社会人力资源管理部门面前的一个重要课题。

  1. 基于社会需求的高校毕业生就业竞争力研究%Evaluation on the Employment Competitiveness of Colleges and Universities Graduates Based on Social Need

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    张建功; 黄治斌; 刘兴华

    2012-01-01

    Social need is the touchstone to test the employment competitiveness of colleges and universities graduates. Based on literature review, by means of the questionnaire survey to social units, this paper develops the evaluation system of employment competitiveness of colleges and universities graduates; then figures out the index weight of employment competitiveness with the AHP method ; Finally, takes one university as an example for empirical analysis with the fuzzy synthetic evaluation method, verifies the practicability and maneuverability of the evaluation system.%社会需求是检验高校毕业生就业竞争力的“试金石”。本文在文献综述的基础上,通过对社会需求单位的调查,构建了高校毕业生就业竞争力评价指标体系;运用层次分析法(AHP)确定了高校毕业生就业竞争力评价指标权重;最后,以某高校为例,采用模糊综合评价方法进行了实证分析,证明了评价指标体系具有一定的实用性和可操作性。

  2. 运用社交媒体开展高校毕业生创业心理教育研究%Using Social Media to Carry out the Psychological Education of College Graduates Entrepreneurship

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    陈楚瑞

    2015-01-01

    创业心理教育是就业创业指导工作中的重要组成部分。随着社交媒体日新月异发展,传统的媒介形式越来越不能完全满足和适应创业心理教育的服务需求。本文对社交媒体在高校毕业生创业心理教育工作中的价值空间进行了梳理,并提出了如何借力社交媒体开展高校毕业生创业心理教育的方法和策略。%The entrepreneurial psychological education is an important part of employment entrepreneurship guidance work. With the rapid development of social media, traditional media form is more and more can't completely satisfy and adapt to the entrepreneurial psychological education service requirements. In this paper, the social media in college graduates entrepreneurship generalizes the value space of the psychological education work, and puts forward how to share the social media to carry out the business methods and strategies of psychological education for college graduates.

  3. Problems & Countermeasures Research on the Network Entrepreneurship of College Graduates in Informatization Age%信息化时代高校毕业生网络创业的问题与对策研究

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    刘刚

    2015-01-01

    The rapid development of Internet and e-business booming, network entrepreneurship has been for college graduates and opened up a new channel and path. Although network entrepreneurship possesses the advantages of the diversification, employment prospects and employment, but it still faces a shortage of funds, lack of good social environ-ment etc. To promote network entrepreneurship of college graduates, which should perfect relevant legal construction, strengthen network entrepreneurship education training, creating a favorable social environment.%互联网的快速发展和电子商务的蓬勃兴起,网络创业已经为高校毕业生开辟了一条新的渠道和路径。虽然网络创业具有就业前景广阔和就业多元化等优势,但是仍然面临资金短缺,缺乏良好的社会环境等问题。要促进大学毕业生网络创业,应完善相应法律建设,加强网络创业教育培训,营造良好的社会环境。

  4. 如何提高高校毕业生的就业面试成功率%How to Improve the Successful Rate on Interview Employment for College Graduates

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    路昭亮; 熊国余; 王玥洁

    2013-01-01

    近年来,高校毕业生就业难的问题日益严重,高校毕业生要想成功就业,面试环节至关重要。本文通过分析高校毕业生在面试过程中存在的问题,提出相应的策略,并系统性的归纳高校毕业生的面试准备,旨在提高高校毕业生的就业面试成功率。%With the employment more and more serious, the interview is very important for college graduates applying for a job at recent years. The paper analyzed the problem in the interview progress, advanced the corresponding strategies and concluded the interview technique systematically, in order to improve the successful rate on employment interview for college graduates.

  5. Employment-oriented Education, Practica as the Base of ProfessionOn Higher Vocational Colleges How to Improve the Employability of Graduates%教育以就业为导向,专业以实用为基准——试论高职院校如何提高毕业生的就业能力

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    张震; 张治国

    2012-01-01

    随着各高职院校不断地扩大招生,每年的毕业人数也在增长,毕业生就业难已经成为热点,提高毕业生的就业是每个高职院校教育工作者应当思考的问题。对毕业生本身而言,要想提高就业问题,应当确定自己的定位,从就业的能力方面入手。文章对高职院校如何提高毕业生的就业能力提出了一些措施,希望能给毕业生就业给予一点建议。%With the various vocational colleges continue to expand enrollment, the annual number of graduates is growing, the difficult employment of graduates has become a hot spot, increase the employment of graduates each vocational colleges educators should think about. On the graduates themselves, in order to increase employment, should determine their own po sition, starting from the employment capacity. The article give some measures, higher vocational colleges is how to improve the employability of graduates, hope to give some suggestions to the employment of graduates.

  6. Graduates: Perceptions of MBA Value

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    Bledsoe, Maynard T.; Oatsvall, Rebecca

    2009-01-01

    MBA worth--who decides? Much of the current assessment comes from market driven and/or institutional perspectives. This research examines responses from Meredith College MBA graduates to determine their perceptions of the worth and value of their MBA experience.

  7. TRACER STUDY OF RTU GRADUATES: AN ANALYSIS

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    Thelma L. Ramirez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aimed to determine if the field of specialization in the different colleges of RTU graduates and their academic-acquired skills and competencies are related to their present occupations. A modified Graduate Tracer Study (GTS instrument was utilized to gather the quantitative data. Out of 500 questionnaires administered, there were 250 graduates returned answered questionnaires representing the three Colleges: Education, Arts and Sciences, Business and Entrepreneurial Technology. A face to face interview was also conducted in order to support the gathered data. The SPSS was used to generate results from the acquired quantitative data using the frequency counts, percentage and the Chi-square goodness of fit test. The findings revealed that the graduates claimed that their knowledge, academic-acquired skills and competencies contributed greatly in their job performance. The Chi-square goodness of fit proved that there is a significant relationship between the graduates’ fields of specialization and their occupations after graduation. Likewise, the academic-acquired skills and competencies of the graduates are relevant to their chosen occupations. The results further proved that RTU produces marketable and appropriately trained graduates with the majority landing in course-related jobs within a short period after graduation. The study also indicates that the RTU graduates possess the skills and competencies necessary to succeed in this competitive world. However eexpansion of tie-ups with private business entities is made to at least maintain the high employability level of the graduates.

  8. Tracer Study of BS in Information Technology (BSIT Graduates of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges, Nabua, Camarines Sur from 2004 to 2010

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    ARLY B. BALINGBING

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Tracer studies enhance curriculum relevance and marketability of educational programs. Knowledge on employment of CSPC graduates assists in formulating policy towards combating unemployment and producing globally competitive BSIT graduates. This study determines the employability of BSIT graduates of SY 2004-2010 and unveil specifically their personal profile, level of competency alongknowledge, skills and attitudes, significant relationship of the level of competency and the level of difficulties encountered along knowledge, skills, and attitudes and the measures to enhance their competitiveness. The study used descriptive method. Data gathered through a questionnaire from 155 respondents were statistically treated using averaging, percentage, weighted mean and Spearman Rho. Most respondents were female, 20-25 years old, TESDA-certified, employed in private sectors, incompetent in SY 2003-2004, competent in SY 2005-2010and encountered difficulty along knowledge, skills, and attitudes. There is no significant relationship in the level of competencies among graduates per school year and theirlevel of difficulty along knowledge, skills and attitudes. Some measures to enhance their competitivenessinclude conducting TESDA Assessment and Civil Service examination review and IT Faculty in-house trainings and strengthening English Proficiency Program. BSIT graduates of SY 2004-2010 are competent despite difficulties encountered along skills, attitudes and knowledge.

  9. Construction and Verification of Integrated Interpretation Model of Graduate Employment Dilemma _--Based on Survey of College Graduates in Xi'an%大学毕业生就业困境综合解释模型构建与验证——基于西安高校毕业生的调查分析

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    张霞

    2012-01-01

    Graduate employment is one of the top ten social problems in the next 10 years related to social stability, sustained economic development, and gradual enhancement of people's living standard. The key to solve this problem is to find out its main causes and the formation paths. This paper, based on the inter- pretation model of graduate employment dilemma, conducts empirical research about the influencing fac- tors and causes of graduates employment predicament and draws the following conclusions: First, the performance of the interview is the most important influencing factors on employment outcomes; Second, influencing factors of employment outcomes has gender differences; Third, there are three main causes of graduates' employment dilemma: oversupply of talents, college students high expectations of employ- ment, and the mismatch between the university personnel training and the needs of the society.%大学生就业难关系到社会的稳定、经济的持续发展和人民生活水平的逐步提高。解决此问题的关键在于探明大学生就业困境产生的主要原因及其形成路径。构建的大学生就业困境综合解释模型,可得出以下结论:面试的表现是就业结果最重要的影响因素;就业结果影响因素存在较大的性别差异;人才的供大于求、大学生的就业期望过高和高校人才培养与社会需求不相符合是造成大学生就业困境的三大主要原因。

  10. Preparation for College General Chemistry: More than Just a Matter of Content Knowledge Acquisition

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    Cracolice, Mark S.; Busby, Brittany D.

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the potential of five factors that may be predictive of success in college general chemistry courses: prior knowledge of common alternate conceptions, intelligence, scientific reasoning ability, proportional reasoning ability, and attitude toward chemistry. We found that both prior knowledge and scientific reasoning ability…

  11. How to Prepare Secondary School Students for a College-Level Class in Diplomatic History.

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    Hill, Peter P.

    1990-01-01

    Before tackling college level courses in U.S. diplomatic history, students shoud be well-grounded in facts about American isolationism, expansionism, the Monroe Doctrine, major wars, relations with the major powers, the Open Door policy, the Cold War, and Vietnam--all national security manifestations. Open-minded instruction is essential. (MLH)

  12. Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success: A Practical Guide to Transition Planning

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    Shaw, Stan F., Ed.; Madaus, Joseph W., Ed.; Dukes, Lyman L., III, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    For students with mild to moderate, non-visible disabilities, navigating a college education without the support team they had in high school can be challenging. Help students become effective self-advocates and maximize their postsecondary possibilities with this cutting-edge book, which balances current research with the most practical guidance…

  13. Preparation for College General Chemistry: More than Just a Matter of Content Knowledge Acquisition

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    Cracolice, Mark S.; Busby, Brittany D.

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the potential of five factors that may be predictive of success in college general chemistry courses: prior knowledge of common alternate conceptions, intelligence, scientific reasoning ability, proportional reasoning ability, and attitude toward chemistry. We found that both prior knowledge and scientific reasoning ability…

  14. Using Data to Increase College and Career Readiness: A Primer for State Policymakers

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    Today's global and knowledge-based economy demands that every student graduate from high school prepared for success in college and careers. Meanwhile, the nation's fiscal and economic environment means that states, districts and schools have fewer resources to allocate. These new expectations--to do more than ever before, and to do it with…

  15. Are They Learning? A College Trustee's Guide to Assessing Academic Effectiveness

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    American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2013

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    The most urgent task of colleges and universities is to prepare graduates for the challenges of career, community, and citizenship. Responsible institutions will be diligent and proactive in determining whether their academic programs increase core collegiate skills in analytical reasoning, mathematics, critical thinking, and writing. This…

  16. Avaliação de curso de graduação segundo egressos Evaluación del curso de graduación según los egresados College program evaluation according to graduates

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    Maria Dyrce Dias Meira

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    de datos DEDALUS. el análisis de las investigaciones encontradas destaca la importancia de considerar la opinión de los egresados en la adecuación de propuestas curriculares con el objetivo de concretizar un proceso educacional con características emancipadoras y transformadoras.Every day, college graduates face complex situations that make them check skills developed during the course in comparison with the skills needed at the professional level. This experience helps them evaluate the adequacy of the course's teaching structure and recover intervening aspects of this process. This text discusses the Evaluation of College Courses, recovering concepts in the field of Education Evaluation; describes the practices developed in Brazil, directed towards course evaluation, based on the graduate's perspective. The following descriptors were used: college graduates, indicators, evaluation and graduation available in the databases: PeriEnf, BDEnf, LILACS and DEDALUS. The analysis of the surveyed studies highlights the need to consider the opinion of college graduates in the curriculum proposals with a view to implementing an educational process with emancipating and transforming characteristics.

  17. IPEDS Data for Graduate-Only Institutions

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    Sykes, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    A small and diverse segment of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) universe includes colleges and universities that offer only degrees above the baccalaureate level. These graduate-only institutions are colleges or universities that offer programs in a variety of fields, including acupuncture, medicine, law, theology,…

  18. 毕业论文校企共管模式实施效果研究%Implementation Study on the Impact of College-enterprise Cooperation Model of Graduation Thesis

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    丁爱侠

    2012-01-01

    The graduation thesis is the comprehensive application and test of students' study achievement. But due to various reasons,the quality of the local college students' thesis is on the decline. In this paper,a management model of graduation practice named Combination School and Enterprise has been put forwards. In order to evaluate the impact of the new model,we choose University W as a sample and adopt qualitative research method to compare the difference between traditional model and school- enterprise co-management mode,including research direction,study content,topics,learning strategies, integrated score and employment rate. The results show that the quality of graduate thesis has been improved greatly,the thesis topics scope has been extended,and the adaptation time after graduation for students has been shortened. Therefore,the new model is a tri-satisfied model for college,enterprise and students,and worth to extend to a more great area.%为了评估毕业论文(设计)校企共管模式的实施效果,选取W高校为样本,采用定性与定量相结合的研究方法,对传统模式与校企共管模式在毕业论文的研究方向、研究内容、选题:疗式、学习策略、综合评分以及就业等情况进行分析比较。结果表明:采用校企共管模式的毕业论文质量明显高于传统模式,学生研究的范围更为广阔,适应工作的时间进一步缩短。校企共管毕业论文(设计)模式得到学校、企业和学生三方欢迎。

  19. 社会对高职院校毕业生能力需求的调查与分析%Survey of Capacity Requirements of Vocational College Graduates from Society

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    郝志刚; 陈磊

    2011-01-01

    Surveys of some one hundred employing units show that what enterprises greatly value in vocational college graduates is their professional ethics and dedication and what they eagerly hope is for colleges to make greater efforts to cultivate students' comprehensive abilities and professional skills. 80% employers make a point of recruiting those whose specialty matches the job. Vocational colleges must lay emphasis on education of students' outlook on employment and life, upgrade their professional morality, improve their comprehensive quality and professional skills and broaden school -- enterprise cooperation.%通过对百家用人单位的调查,发现企业在招聘时最看重高职毕业生的职业道德和敬业精神,企业最希望学校能在学生综合素质和专业技能方面加大培养力度。高职院校应加强学生择业观和人生观教育,提高职业道德素养;开展素质拓展,全方位提高学生综合素质;拓宽校企合作空间,提升学生专业技能。

  20. An Assessment of the Employability Skills Needed by Graduates in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri

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    Robinson, J. Shane; Garton, Bryan L.

    2008-01-01

    The purposes of this descriptive study were to assess graduates' perception of the importance and competence levels of performing identified transferable skills in the workplace and use the Borich (1980) needs assessment model to identify the skills most in need to enhance the curriculum. The findings revealed that solving problems, working…

  1. 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)

  2. Graduate Education.

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    Becker, Howard S.

    1987-01-01

    Maintains that graduate training in sociology is an uneasy compromise between teaching new sociologists practical knowledge and doing what a department's various constituencies demand. Suggests that faculty should develop a continuing dialogue with students and incorporate them, formally and informally, in their work. (Author/DH)

  3. Employment Problems of Graduates of Provincial Colleges and Universities in Non-center Cities%省属高校毕业生非中心城市就业问题

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    姚冰; 程可

    2016-01-01

    当前,在院校层次、家庭影响、非中心城市发展等综合因素的驱动下,省属高校大学毕业生到非中心城市发展逐渐成为一种趋势。但是,省属高校毕业生在非中心城市就业还存在不同专业就业不均衡、就业不公平、有业不就、专业与城市需求不符、非中心城市就业政策滞后等主客观问题。针对这些问题,需要在优化非中心城市就业环境的背景下,不断提高省属高校毕业生的综合能力使其做好科学合理的职业规划,同时在推进校企合作,融合校企文化方面提出解决建议。%At present ,due to the institutional level ,family influence ,non‐center cities development and other reasons ,provincial colleges and universities graduates to employment in non‐center cities has gradu‐ally become a trend .However ,graduates of provincial colleges and universities in non‐center cities employ‐ment still exist some subjective and objective problems .For example ,there are different professional em‐ployment is not balanced ,the employment is not fair ,no suitable job ,professional and urban demand does not match ,the employment policy of non‐center cities is lagging behind .In order to solve these problems , some suggestions are needed .Optimize the employment environment of non‐center cities .Continuously im‐prove the comprehensive ability of provincial colleges and universities graduates w hich do scientific and reasonable occupation planning .At same time ,strengthen the cooperation between schools and enterpri‐ses ,the integration of school culture and corporate culture .

  4. Employment Anxiety of Science and Engineering Master Graduates in Colleges and Universities in Hefei%理工科硕士毕业生就业焦虑研究——以合肥市高校为例

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    罗萍萍; 董满生

    2012-01-01

    503 science and engineering master graduates from colleges and universities supported by "Project 211" and "Project 985" in Hefei have completed two questionnaires including State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and Xiao Jihua's Coping Style Questionnaire for this investigation which is focused on researching the employment anxiety of graduates. The current situations of employment anxiety of science and engineering master graduates and the relationships among employment anxiety, group properties and coping style are studied. The investigation results are as follows= the employment anxiety of science and engineering master graduates is serious; the group properties exert impact on employment anxiety in different ways; there is a very significant correlation between employment anxiety and coping styles; factors of employment anxiety and total points in anxiety inventory may be highly hypothesized by one's ability of solving problems, sel&accusation, fantasy and backoff behaviors. Meanwhile, in the aspect of graduates' employment anxiety, there are very significant differences in different schools' graduates and who whether had a job-hunting experience. Finally, some countermeasures in this respect are given.%针对理工科硕士毕业生就业焦虑,采用状态一特质焦虑量表和应对方式量表,对合肥市211高校和985高校503名理工科硕士毕业生进行问卷调查,研究理工科硕士毕业生就业焦虑状况及其与群体性质、应对方式等要素之间的关系。调查数据分析表明:理工科磺士毕业生的就业焦虑情况比较严重,群体性质对就业焦虑影响呈现不同的特点,就业焦虑与应对方式显著相关,解决问题、自责、幻想和退避对就业焦虑的各要素及焦虑总分均有显著的预测作用。同时还发现,在就业焦虑方面,存在学院类别和有无找工作经历的差异,而且差异十分显著。文中最后给出若干应对研究生就业焦虑的措施。

  5. Preparation of Underrepresented Males for Scientific Careers: A Study of the Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program at Morehouse College.

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    Thompson, Rahmelle C; Monroe-White, Thema; Xavier, Jeffrey; Howell, Courtney; Moore, Myisha Roberson; Haynes, J K

    Equal representation within higher education science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and the STEM workforce in the United States across demographically diverse populations is a long-standing challenge. This study uses two-to-one nearest-neighbor matched-comparison group design to examine academic achievement, pursuit of graduate science degree, and classification of graduate institution attended by students participating in the Hopps Scholars Program (Hopps) at Morehouse College. Hopps is a highly structured enrichment program aimed at increasing participation of black males in STEM fields. Morehouse institutional records, Hopps Program records, and National Student Clearinghouse data were used to examine differences between Hopps and non-Hopps STEM graduates of Morehouse. Two-way sample t tests and chi-square tests revealed significant differences in academic achievement, likelihood of STEM degree pursuit, and the classification of graduate institutions attended by Hopps versus non-Hopps students. Hopps Scholars were significantly more likely than non-Hopps STEM graduates both to pursue STEM doctoral degrees and to attend doctoral-granting institutions with higher research activity. The Hopps Program's approach to training black male students for scientific careers is a model of success for other programs committed to increasing the number of black males pursuing advanced degrees in STEM. © 2016 R. C. Thompson et al. CBE—Life Sciences Education © 2016 The American Society for Cell Biology. This article is distributed by The American Society for Cell Biology under license from the author(s). It is available to the public under an Attribution–Noncommercial–Share Alike 3.0 Unported Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0).

  6. The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores.

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    Gregory J. Marchant

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The current study examined the effect of high school graduation exams on states' graduation rates, states' aggregated SAT scores, and individual students' SAT scores. Three data sources were used: One source identified states requiring a standardized test for graduation; the NCES provided state aggregated data on graduation rates for the class of 2002; and the College Board provided its 2001 SAT database for all test-takers. After controlling for students' demographic characteristics (e.g., race, family education and income, GPA and class rank, regression analyses revealed that states requiring graduation exams had lower graduation rates and lower SAT scores. Individually, students from states requiring a graduation exam performed more poorly on the SAT than did students from states not requiring an exam. The impact of high stakes tests' on students' motivation to stay in school and on the teaching of critical thinking skills (tested by the SAT are discussed.

  7. Quality Analysis and Countermeasures of the Independent College Graduation Project(thesis)——Take City College of Wenzhou University as an example%独立学院毕业设计(论文)质量分析及对策——以温州大学城市学院为例

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    徐双萍; 叶崇凉

    2012-01-01

    毕业设计(论文)是独立学院人才培养中重要的实践性环节,其质量是衡量独立学院教学水平的重要标准之一。本文通过对温州大学城市学院毕业设计(论文)质量的分析,总结影响毕业设计(论文)质量的主要因素,并提出深化课程体系改革、构建数字化网络管理平台、加强对毕业设计(论文)的过程管理和质量监控的途径来提高独立学院毕业设计(论文)质量。%The graduation project(thesis) is the important practical aspects of the independent institute personnel training,its quality is an important criterion to measure the level of the independent institute of teaching.This article on the analysis of City College of Wenzhou University graduation design(thesis) quality,summary of main factors affecting the graduation design(thesis) quality,and the proposed deepening of curriculum system reform,to build digital network management platform,to strengthen the graduation design(thesis) process ways of management and quality monitoring to improve the quality of the independent graduate project(thesis).

  8. Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center

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    Jeffrey Hodgson; David Irick

    2005-09-30

    The Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has completed its sixth year of operation. During this period the Center has involved thirteen GATE Fellows and ten GATE Research Assistants in preparing them to contribute to advanced automotive technologies in the center's focus area: hybrid drive trains and control systems. Eighteen GATE students have graduated, and three have completed their course work requirements. Nine faculty members from three departments in the College of Engineering have been involved in the GATE Center. In addition to the impact that the Center has had on the students and faculty involved, the presence of the center has led to the acquisition of resources that probably would not have been obtained if the GATE Center had not existed. Significant industry interaction such as internships, equipment donations, and support for GATE students has been realized. The value of the total resources brought to the university (including related research contracts) exceeds $4,000,000. Problem areas are discussed in the hope that future activities may benefit from the operation of the current program.

  9. The Development Research of College Graduates Digital Service Platform%高校毕业生就业数字化服务平台的开发研究

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    杜天笋; 张伟慷; 朱振亚

    2011-01-01

    The employment of college graduates digital service platform is based on improving the university employment service.The platform builds up enterprise and student database,match the employment demand and market needs,and solve the graduates information as%高校毕业生就业数字化服务平台是基于提高高校就业服务水平而开发的.平台建立了企业和学生的数据库,实现了就业需求和市场海量用人需求的即时交互和精准对接,解决了毕业生与用人单位信息不对称问题;远程视频面试系统,提供异地远程面试服务,打破了时间和空间限制,使招聘会常态化、即时化,为学生和企业提供便利;系统中的信息统计模块,对学生求职和市场需求等数据进行提炼分析,建立了高校的就业评估模型,为高校的就业指导和人才的培养提供决策参考.

  10. 大学生就业问题与高校促就业工作重点探析%A probe into focal point of graduate employment promotion in colleges and universities

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    林荣

    2012-01-01

    大学生就业问题是高端岗位缺口、供求不对接、公共服务乏力、政策不落实和高校教育不到位等多个方面的因素综合作用的结果。高校作为促进就业工作的最主要推动者和直接受益者,要把牢政策方向、增强责任意识、坚持实事求是,重点做好政策宣传、提高工作水平、启动信息检测、优化培养方案,引导职业定位等方面的工作,夯实就业基础,促进大学毕业生充分就业。%It is many factors that attribute to the problem with graduate employment, including lack of high - end posts, imbalance of supply and demand, inability of public service, unworkable employment policy, higher education misplacement and so on. As the major motivators and direct beneficiaries, colleges and universities are required to observe policies, enhance their responsibility, and stick to seeking truth from facts and focus on intensifying policy propaganda, improving working standard, carrying out information monitoring, optimizing educational program, and guidance of vocational localization to facilitate graduate full employment.

  11. 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.

  12. 欠发达地区大学生村官幸福感测量%Study on Measurement of Happiness of College Graduates Serving as Village Leaders in Less Developed Areas

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    朱振亚; 汪阳春

    2015-01-01

    运用结构方程模型 ,测量了欠发达地区大学生村官幸福感的组成及其影响力.研究表明 :大学生"村官幸福感"主要取决于"情感支持"、"工作开展""成功求职""生活质量""环境适应"五个构念 ;改善大学生村官职业"对婚恋影响度" ,提升"父母支持度""村干支持""报考难度""专业匹配度""经济待遇" ,增强"与村民语言沟通""自然环境适应""风俗接纳度" ,有助于提升大学生村官职业的幸福感水平.%The paper measures the composition of happiness of college graduates serving as village leaders and the influence from each component in less developed areas by SEM .The research results show that their happiness depends mainly on five components that are "emotional support","work situation","successful entry","quality of life",and"environmental adaptation".Bettering"the influence degree of occupation to love and marriage",promo-ting"the support from parents","the support from other village leaders","the difficulties of becoming a village leader","the degree of major matching local demands"and"the level of salary",enhancing"the effect of communi-cation with farmers","the adaptation to natural environment"and"the acceptance of local customs",are helpful to improve the level of happiness of college graduates serving as village leaders .

  13. Employment of College Graduates and Its Inspiration for Career Development Education%高校毕业生就业调查及其对高校职业发展教育的启示

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    刘晶; 韩晨光; 葛海燕

    2012-01-01

    就与高校职业发展教育联系密切的就业期望、就业的有利与不利因素、就业信息获取、对学校就业工作评价等方面对北京地区15所高校2010届毕业生的就业调查结果进行了调查和分析,在此基础上对高校职业发展教育提出了几点建议:引导学生进行职业生涯规划,转变传统的就业指导方式,建立全程化、系统化的职业发展教育体系,加强就业工作的信息化建设和对毕业生自主创业的指导与支持。%The paper analyzes the employment status of college graduates of 2010 in Beijing by the aspects which are closely relevant to career education development of college, including employment expectations, access to employment information, advantage and disadvantage factors in the employment, and so on. According to the results, the paper puts forward several suggestions about the career development education of college: to guide students in career planning, to change the traditional way of career guidance, the establishment of all course and systematic systems of career development education, to strengthen the information construction of employment and to guide graduates in own entrepreneurship.

  14. A Survey on the Career Selection Anxiety of Rural Graduates from Higher Vocational Colleges%高职院校农村毕业生择业焦虑调查

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    金蓓蕾

    2014-01-01

    为研究高职院校应届农村毕业生择业焦虑的现状、成因及对策,以 SAS 焦虑自评量表和自编问卷为工具,随机抽取5所高职院校应届毕业生447人,调查发现:影响农村毕业生择业焦虑的主要因素是就业环境、职业预期、求职技能,其余依次为职业能力、求职资源、一般能力。据此,提出五点应对策略:加强对农村毕业生就业指导和职业生涯规划教育、择业心理辅导、社会-家庭支持和社会实践与实习指导,以缓解农村毕业生的择业焦虑。%This article randomly selected 447 graduates from 5 higher vocational colleges as subjects by using the SAS Self Rating Anxiety Scale and Self-Questionnaire Survey to study the status, factors and countermeasures of anxiety about career selections of rural graduates in higher vocational colleges. It found that the major factors involve employment environment and occupation expectation, followed by job skills, abilities, job resources and general capabilities. It thus put forward such suggestions as intensifying educational work on employment guidance and career planning, facilitating the mental tutorship for career selections, and making full use of social and family support to relieve rural graduates’ anxiety in career selections.

  15. The Hartnell Astronomy Short Course: Bolstering the Scientific Research Preparation of Community College Students

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    Metevier, A. J.; Joggerst, C. C.; Moth, P.; Lotz, J.; Pollack, L.; Noeske, K.; Lopez, L.; Laver, C.; Rubin, K.; Ammons, M.; Laird, E.; Newton, A.

    2010-12-01

    Community college students who express an interest in science and engineering have excellent learning opportunities in the classroom, but rarely have access to forefront research experiences. To address this need, we developed the Hartnell Astronomy Short Course to provide Hartnell community college students with an authentic research experience on their home campus. Hartnell is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and thus draws a population of students that are underrepresented in the sciences. The one-week, intensive short course centered on an innovative inquiry activity in which student investigators used telescope images and spectra to study their own questions about fundamental galaxy properties, the differences between "normal" and "active" galaxies, and evidence for dark matter, with guidance from instructor-advisors. We supported the inquiry activity with lectures and laboratory activities on light and spectra, cosmology, and extragalactic topics, as well as community-building and career-oriented activities. Over the four years in which the short course was taught (2004 - 2007), over 60 students were served.

  16. How well does pre-service education prepare midwives for practice : competence assessment of midwifery students at the point of graduation in Ethiopia

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    Yigzaw, Tegbar; Ayalew, Firew; Kim, Young-Mi; Gelagay, Mintwab; Dejene, Daniel; Gibson, Hannah; Teshome, Aster; Broerse, Jacqueline; Stekelenburg, Jelle

    2015-01-01

    Background: Midwifery support and care led by midwives is the most appropriate strategy to improve maternal and newborn health. The Government of Ethiopia has recently improved the availability of midwives by scaling up pre-service education. However, the extent to which graduating students acquire

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    Full Text Available Some hexanamide-mono and di-linoleniate esters were prepared by the reaction of linolenic acid and hexanamide (derived from the reaction of hexanoic acid and diethanolamine. The chemical structure for the newly prepared hexanamide-mono and di-linoleniate esters were elucidated using elemental analysis, (FTIR, H 1NMR and chemical ionization mass spectra (CI/Ms spectroscopic techniques. The results of the spectroscopic analysis indicated that they were prepared through the right method and they have high purity. The new prepared esters have high biodegradability and lower toxicity (environmentally friendly so they were evaluated as a synthetic-based mud (ester-based mud for oil-well drilling fluids. The evaluation included study of the rheological properties, filtration and thermal properties of the ester based-muds formulated with the newly prepared esters compared to the reference commercial synthetic-based mud.

  18. Assessing global partnerships in graduate nursing.

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

    2013-11-01

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

  19. Why Our Graduates Are Settling in Other States: And Why We Shouldn't Care

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    Trostel, Philip A.

    2009-01-01

    "Since so many graduates of our public colleges settle in other states, why should our state subsidize the workforce development of other states?" Or, "Why should we get more people into college when we won't have enough jobs for more college graduates here?" These widespread sentiments among people involved in public higher education indicate a…

  20. 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...

  1. 积极心理对大学生就业心理问题的作用%Research on the Positive Psychology's Effect on College Students' Graduate Employment Psychological Problems

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    梅萍

    2014-01-01

    College students are facing the grim employment situation,so that many of them get some psychological problems in their employment, which include employment anxiety and negative psychology, conformity and psychological dependence, comparison and jealousy, quick psychological etc. Positive psychology can help college students form good psychological quality and positive personality, what's more, it can help them correctly positioning the employment, enhance the psychological quality and improve the endurance of frustration. Then, they can build correct attitude about graduate employment and find a job more easily.%大学生就业形势严峻,造成就业择业心理问题突出,存在就业焦虑和消极,从众和依赖,攀比和嫉妒,急功近利等一系列心理问题。运用积极心理学,促进大学生养成积极的就业理念,帮助其正确定位就业期望值,增强心理素质,提高挫折承受力,可以正确面对和解决就业择业心理问题,实现顺利就业。

  2. A Comparative Analysis between the Assessment Criteria Used to Assess Graduating Teachers at Rustaq College (Oman) and Griffith University (Australia) during the Teaching Practicum

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    Al-Malki, Moza Abdullah; Weir, Katie

    2014-01-01

    This article reports the findings from a study that compares the assessment criteria used to measure pre-service teachers' professional competencies at Rustaq College of Applied Sciences in Oman, and at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. The study adopts a discourse analytic approach to deconstruct and critically compare the…

  3. American Dreams on Hold: Exploring the Impact of Immigration Policy on the Educational Experiences and Attitudes of Graduating Undocumented Latina/o College Students

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    Hudson, Sheila A.

    2012-01-01

    Each year in the United States, thousands of undocumented Latina/o immigrant college students face a variety of challenges as they negotiate postsecondary institutions and cultural landscapes that are predominantly fashioned by traditional American values about race, class, and immigration status that have shaped-and continue to influence-our…

  4. Unemployment and psychological distress among graduates: A longitudinal study

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    Schaufeli, Wilmar B.; Van Yperen, Nico W.

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    A longitudinal study which addresses the relationship between unemployment and psychological distress in Dutch technical college graduates is presented. Two samples were studied: sample 1 (N = 635) consisted of students leaving technical college and sample 2 (N = 487) consisted of technical college

  5. Graduate nurses' experiences of mental health services in their first year of practice: An integrative review.

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    Hooper, Mary-Ellen; Browne, Graeme; O'Brien, Anthony Paul

    2016-08-01

    New graduate nurses have reported negative experiences in mental health settings, particularly during the transitional period of practice. Previous research has focused on addressing the undergraduate preparation of nurses for practice instead of the experiences and outcomes of the transitional period. Recently, there has been growing interest in exploring the experiences of graduate nurses in transition and the implementation of promising interventions to facilitate new graduates' assimilation to practice. Despite these initiatives, the overall shortage of mental health nurses continues to rise, and graduates still report negative experiences in the mental health setting. The purpose of this study was to identify and explore the experiences of new graduate nurses in mental health services in their first year of clinical practice. An integrative review was conducted with 22 studies sourced from the CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, and PsychINFO electronic databases, as well as through hand-searching the literature. Literature review findings have highlighted negative clinical experiences and increased attrition from mental health services for graduate nurses. These experiences were closely linked with the changes in the training of mental health nurses, role ambiguity, inadequate clinical preceptorship, encountering the reality of mental health services, and the role of health services in transitioning graduate nurses into clinical practice. Established research into organizational cultures demonstrates that negative organizational outcomes result from negative workplace experiences. Therefore, further research into new graduate nurses' experiences of mental health nursing and its culture might clarify the reasons why they might not be attracted to the discipline and/or are leaving early in their career. © 2016 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

  6. Empirical Study on Effect of External Environment on Growth of College Graduates Serving as Village Leaders%外部环境影响大学生村官成长的实证研究

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    钟桂荔

    2015-01-01

    External environment play an important role in the growth of college graduates serving as village leaders .Based a national sample survey of college graduates serving as village leaders and using StataSE 12 .0 statis-tics ,this paper studied how the four factors of external environment including village ,government ,social and fam-ily environment affected the growth of college graduates serving as village leaders in four aspects of the growth of college graduates serving as village leaders like work ability ,interpersonal communication skills ,personality ma-ture and ideological consciousness .The results show that :village committees support ,education and training op-portunities ,remuneration system and parental support have significant positive effects on their growth .The natural environment has no significant effect on their work ability ,but it has a significant positive influence on their inter-personal communication skills ,personality maturity and ideological consciousness .Resolving the staffing issues and supporting venture fund have significant positive effects on their work ability ;the annual income of villager families has a significant negative effect on their grow th ;media propaganda has no significant effect ;positive comments of villagers are more conducive to their growth than negative comments .According the reality ,the paper proposes the measures:encouraging village committees and parents to support the work of the college graduates serving as vil-lage leaders ;making a salary system for them according that of the government employees';consummating the training system based on their characteristics and grow th pattern ;applying alternative policy to solve the problem of non-staffing ;resetting the threshold of venture fund support ;making a correct view on the relationship be-tween family income and village development ;reviewing the necessity of media propaganda ;and strengthening communication and guiding properly the public opinions of

  7. Preparanda a Sus Hijos para la Universidad. Guia para Padres (Preparing Your Child for College. A Resource Book for Parents).

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    Eisner, Elizabeth; Tikoff, Valentina K.

    This document is a Spanish translation of a resource book designed to help parents help their children with the process of making decisions about college. Its purpose is to help parents to: set high expectations for their children's future; know what college options are available; plan their finances with college in mind; and know what financial…

  8. Factors influencing the choice of a career in food-animal practice among recent graduates and current students of Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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    Lenarduzzi, Roland; Sheppard, Guy A; Slater, Margaret R

    2009-01-01

    Concerns about a shortage of large and mixed-animal veterinarians have been discussed in the profession. To better understand veterinary career choices among currently enrolled veterinary students (classes of 2007-2010) and recent graduate veterinarians in Texas (classes of 2002-2006), an online survey was developed. The objectives were to examine: (1) the respondents' backgrounds, demographic data, and experiences; (2) the respondents' working conditions and rural lifestyle considerations; (3) the respondents' perceptions of large/mixed-animal practice; and (4) the factors that have influenced respondents' career choices. The response rate was 37% (390/1,042). Overall, 72% of students and 55% of recent graduates were interested in large/mixed-animal practice. More than 70% of respondents indicated that veterinary practitioners had the strongest personal influence on career choices. Respondents who were no longer interested in large/mixed-animal practice, or who had never been interested, reported no experience with large animals (42% and 64%, respectively) as the most common reason for their lack of interest. Previous and current interest in large/mixed-animal practice were associated with working in a large/mixed-animal practice, any agricultural experience, and working for at least 6 months on a farm or ranch. Any 4-H experience increased the likelihood of previous interest, while being married decreased the likelihood of current interest. Student contact with practitioners (82%) and financial considerations (77%) were most commonly cited as factors that would make a career in large/mixed-animal practice more attractive. Rural lifestyle drawbacks influenced respondents' career choices. Many forms of agricultural experience may expose and encourage students to consider large/mixed-animal practice.

  9. 高校毕业生就业帮扶工作的现象剖析与实践探索%Analysis and Practice and Exploration of College graduates employment work

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    胡清华

    2012-01-01

    Carrying out college graduates employment work of helping research and discussing couutermeasures are the real need of breaking the employment predicament and realizing the sustainable development .The paper analyzed the employment helping work background reason and the current universities employment assistance characteristics and current situation. It put forward that we should establish the talent training quality monitoring early warning system, the implementation of full employment project, strengthen employment guidance and innovation entrepreneurship education, equip with full-time employment counselors in order to reduce the proportion of the employment difficulties graduates, reduce the employment aid pressure, and achieve the harmonious development of university employment work.%开展高校毕业生就业帮扶工作研究,探讨对策建议,是高校突破就业困局、实现可持续发展的现实需要。本文对高校就业帮扶工作背景进行了剖析,分析了当前高校开展就业帮扶工作的现状及特点,提出通过建立人才培养质量全程监控的就业预警体系、实施全员就业工程、加强就业指导与创新创业教育、配备专职就业辅导员等措施,减少就业困难毕业生比例,减轻就业帮扶压力,实现高校就业工作和谐发展的目的。

  10. Creating Research Time Working Platform for Graduating Doctor Students Teacher in College%创建高校应届博士教师的科研时间工作平台

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    郭强; 尚宝平; 王晓雷; 王东云

    2012-01-01

    In more than ten years, for the realization of teaching - to - research transition and the strategy of reinvigorating college though talents, a talent contingent mainly composed of graduating doctor student has been built in regular institutions of higher learn- ing. The paper suggests that under existing financial ability and system, it is accounted on consolidated basis that teaching and research load completed by graduating doctor student teachers under the science research conditions of regular institutions of higher learning. First, completing an annually excess workload mainly including teaching and considering its as prepaid part next year so as to create e- nough research time working platform, making a good beginning for personal talents flourishing best and research work developing smoothly. Steady enhance the college's research strength keeping existing scale of teaching unchangeable.%近十几年来,以引进应届博士生为主的高层次人才队伍建设,是省属普通高校实行人才强校战略,向教学研究型大学迈进的重要举措。针对普通高校的科研环境和应届博士生的特点,提出在有限财力和现有制度约束下,统一教学和科研工作的计量方法,设定年度完成的教学超工作量,可以作为后续学年的预付工作量的考核办法,从而创建一个较充分的科研工作时间平台,为充分发挥个人才能开创一个良好的开端;在保证高校教学规模发展的前提下,稳步提升科研实力。

  11. Follow-Up Study of Dietetic Tech Graduates 1986 and 1987 [and] 1983 and Prior. Volume XVII, Number 4.

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    Flaherty, Toni

    In spring 1988, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), Illinois, to gather follow-up information about graduates of the college's Dietetic Technician program. Questionnaires were mailed to the 16 students who graduated from the program in 1986 and 1987 and to the 76 former students who graduated prior to 1984. Information…

  12. 改良客观结构化临床考试在本科毕业考试中的应用效果研究%The Application Effect of Modified Objective Structured Clinical Examination in College Graduation Examination

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    马俊红; 杨晓征; 续岩

    2015-01-01

    To study the effectiveness of the application of modified objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in the graduation examination in clinical medicine, the reliability, validity, difficulty and discrimination of OSCE are analyzed by gathering scores of graduation examination for undergraduates majored in clinical medicine . Questionnaire is used to get the opinions on the OSCE from examinees. It is found that the internal consistency reliability coefficient is 0.671 and the Pearson correlation coefficient between the OSCE and the theory test is 0.561 (P=0.000). The overall difficulty and discrimination are 0.81 and 0.21 separately. 71.43 percent of students maintain that OSCE could reflect the level of their clinical skills objectively and comprehensively. Therefore, the modified OSCE results are reliable and effective, which can be used for the evaluation of students' clinical skills in college graduation examination.%为检验改良客观结构化临床考试(OSCE)在临床医学专业本科毕业考试中应用的有效性,本研究通过统计北京大学医学部临床医学专业本科毕业考试成绩,分析OSCE信度、效度、难易度及区分度;通过调查问卷了解考生对OSCE的认可程度. 结果表明:本次OSCE内部一致性信度系数为0.671,与专业理论考试成绩的相关系数为0.561(P=0.000),总体难度0.81,区分度0.21;71.43%的学生认为OSCE能客观全面地反映自身的临床技能水平. 因此,改良OSCE考核结果可靠、有效,可用于本科毕业考试中对学生临床基本技能的评估.

  13. Enrollment trends in deaf education teacher preparation programs, 1973-2009.

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    Dolman, David

    2010-01-01

    The number of deaf education teacher preparation programs and the number of program graduates were tabulated from reference issues of the American Annals of the Deaf beginning in 1973 and progressing every third year through 2009. Programs and graduates reached their highest levels from the mid-1970s through mid-1980s. In 2006 and 2009, only about one fourth as many students were majoring in deaf education in relation to the general U.S. college population as in 1973, 1976, and 1979. Yet because the population of children identified as deaf and hard of hearing has also declined, the ratio of program graduates to deaf children has stayed relatively balanced for the past 20 years. Current challenges faced by teacher preparation programs include increases in interpreter preparation programs and programs for teaching American Sign Language, as well as the changing nature of the role of teacher of the deaf.

  14. 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.

  15. Studying Professionally: Pedagogical Relationships at the Graduate Level.

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    Kameen, Paul

    1995-01-01

    Examines the nature of the pedagogical relationship between professor and graduate student in college English programs. Compares today's institutional realities of the teacher student relationship with that depicted by Plato in his work the "Protagoras." (HB)

  16. Exploration on the Current Situation and Approaches of Entrepreneurship Training for College Graduates%高校毕业生创业培训现状与途径的探析

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    卢荣

    2015-01-01

    高校毕业生选择自主创业的人数较少,创业培训课程安排不合理,创业培训理论与实践活动脱节,学生创业意识匮乏。通过加强大学生创业意识教育,完善创业教育课程系统,提升创业培训师资力量,完善创业教育设备的建设,加快创业培训资金的投入,真正重视创业实践活动,促进创业培训理论与实践相结合,多渠道多方面地为学生提供一个可靠的创业培训舞台。%Currently, the number of college graduates choosing to start their own business is small, the entrepreneurship training curriculum arrangement is unreasonable, the theory and practice of entrepreneurship training is out of line, the students lack the sense of entrepreneurship. By strengthening the entrepreneurship education of college students, improving the system of en-trepreneurship education, improving the power of the teaching staff, improving the construction of the entrepreneurship educa-tion equipment, accelerating the investment on entrepreneurship training, and paying more attention to the combination of theory and practice, we can provide a reliable platform for entrepreneur-ship training.

  17. Exploring the Alignment between Post-Secondary Education Programs and Earnings: An Examination of 2005 Ontario Graduates

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    Frank, Kristyn; Walters, David

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the influence that field of study and level of post-secondary education have on the earnings of recent graduates in Ontario. Graduates of trades, community college, and university programs are compared. Results suggest that graduates of applied and technical programs obtain higher earnings within two years of graduation than…

  18. Reform Train of Thought and the Present Situation Investigation on English Graduation Design(Thesis) of and Application Oriented College%应用型高校英语专业毕业设计(论文)的现状调查及改革思路

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    王淼; 陈伟

    2012-01-01

    The applied type universities mainly include the independent colleges, private colleges and the higher vocational institutes in our country.For a comprehensive understanding of the current situation of graduation design(Thesis) of English majors in the applied type college,the research group chooses the English majors graduation design(Thesis) of 10 applied type university of Wuhan City in Hubei province to take a questionnaire.Based on the data statistics and analysis,the questionnaire reflects the current graduation design(Thesis) status of the English major in applied type colleges and universities,and found that prevalence of single form,the academic trend,breaking away from the practical problems existing in the graduation design(Thesis) of English majors,and puts forward the reform thought and countermeasure.%我国应用型高校主要包括独立学院、民办高校和高等职业学院。为全面了解应用型高校英语专业毕业设计(论文)的现状,课题组选取了湖北省武汉市10所应用型高校进行英语专业毕业设计(论文)问卷调查。通过对调查数据的统计和分析,反映出应用型高校英语专业现行毕业设计(论文)现状,普遍存在着形式单一、学术化倾向、脱离实际等问题,并有针对性地提出了改革思路及对策。

  19. R esearch on Triple-spiral Cultivating Mechanism of Rural Grassroots Ca dres Based on Investigations of College-graduate Village Off icials in Anhui Province%农村基层干部“三度螺旋”培养机制研究--基于安徽省大学生村官的调查

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    陈曦; 黄林楠

    2015-01-01

    近年来,党和政府积极鼓励大学生到农村地区担任村官,支援国家“三农”建设。由于目前的村官培养机制存在一些不足,导致在大学生村官培养上出现了培训、任职和出路等方面的问题,无法实现大学生村官计划预期的目标。对大学生村官实行“三度螺旋”培养模式,是促进大学生村官多元化发展、解决大学生村官出路问题的必然选择;建立大学生村官“三度螺旋”培养体系也是一个需要多方协作的长期过程。%In recent years, the Communist Party and Chinese government actively encourage college graduates to work in coun -tryside as village officials, in order to support the construction of “Farmer, Agriculture, and Countryside” in China.Due to some shortages in the cultivating mechanism of village officials at present , there are many problems in the training, office-taking and fu-ture career development of college -graduate village officials, which are beyond their expectations .In order to promote the diverse de-velopment of college-graduate village officials, and to solve the problem of their future career plan , implementing the triple-spiral cultivating mode for them is indispensable .Constructing the triple-spiral cultivating system of college -graduate village officials is al-so a long course in which multipartite cooperation is needed .

  20. Rethinking Graduation and Time to Degree: A Fresh Perspective

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    Yue, Hongtao; Fu, Xuanning

    2017-01-01

    Graduation and time to degree are paramount concerns in higher education today and have caught the attention of policy makers, educators and researchers in recent years. However, our understanding is limited regarding the factors related to graduation and time to degree beyond students' pre-college characteristics (demographics and academic…

  1. Transformative Learning Experiences of International Graduate Students from Asian Countries

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    Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; James, Waynne

    2014-01-01

    This article investigates the transformative learning experiences of international graduate students from Asian countries. Data collection consisted of quantitative and qualitative methods. Participants included international graduate students from Asia, in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Overall, 82.3% of the participants…

  2. University Supervisor Perspectives of the Remote Observation of Graduate Interns

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    Heafner, Tina L.; Petty, Teresa M.; Hartshorne, Richard

    2012-01-01

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Education offers a 100% online teacher licensure program. One component of the licensure program is the Graduate Internship, which involves the observation of graduate interns' teaching. With many current and potential students located in more remote areas of the state, the remote…

  3. 高职院校毕业生就业中的性别歧视问题分析%Analysis of Gender Discrimination in Employment of College Graduates

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    陈超

    2011-01-01

    Abstract: At present gender discrimination in employment of college graduates is increasingly serious. On the basis of an analysis of the present situation and its negative effects of sex discrimination, the paper made an in - depth analysis of the causes of g~nder from the labour market, enterprises, the social security system and social prejudice, to specifically give suggestions, hoping to offer the resolution to employment problem of female students.%目前高校毕业生就业中的性别歧视问题日益严重。在对我国高职院校毕业生就业中性别歧视的现状及其不良后果进行分析的基础上,从劳动力市场、企业、社会保障制度、社会偏见等方面对高职院校毕业生就业中的性别歧视产生的原因进行了深入分析,从而有针对性地给出对策建议,希望为高职院校女生就业问题的解决提供参考。

  4. Factor Construction Exploring of the College and Technical Secondary School Graduates' Selective Work Motivation%大中专毕业生择业动机维度的因素探析

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    牟海鹰

    2001-01-01

    对自行设计的大中专毕业生择业动机问卷做因素分析,结果显示出大中专毕业生择业动机的自主性、发展、愉悦感、成就、物质利益、评价、地点、制约等维度。经检验,该结果具有良好的信度和效度。此外,进一步的分析还显示出以内在、外在、内外动机并存为基础的毕业生择业动机层次结构。%The factor analysis of self-made selective work motivation questionaire of the college and technical secondary school graduates displays that there are several factors in their selective work motivation, such as self-determination, development, enjoyment, achievement, loaves and fishes, evaluation, place, restrict and so on. Tests show the result has a good reliability and validity. Further analysis also displays a structure of their selective work motivation based on intrinsic,extrinsic and intrinsic-extrinsic motivation.

  5. Metacognitive Strategies Promoting Competencies of Business English Major Graduates in Higher Vocational College%元认知策略提升高职商务英语毕业生的胜任力

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    张健

    2012-01-01

    The solid stability among motivation,beliefs,and strategies exists in Metacognitive Strategy Training.It is obvious that motivation and beliefs have a good effect on strategies.The paper mainly explored the measures of Metacognitive Strategies Training,affected during the course of Business English teaching,to inspire the students' study life and to enhance the competencies of graduates from Business English major in higher vocational college.Well begun,half done.%动机、观念、策略之间的关系在元认知策略培养中具有较高的稳定性,动机影响观念和策略;观念也影响策略。本文重点探索了如何在高职商务英语教学中有效推行元认知策略的途径,从而激发高职生商务英语学习生命,进一步提升毕业生的工作胜任力。

  6. 心理健康视角下的大学生失业群体问题研究%A Study of Unemployed Graduate College Students From Mental Health View

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    常保瑞; 方建东

    2013-01-01

    在职业危机面前,大学生失业群体面临巨大的心理应激,表现在心理健康方面主要为孤独感、焦虑、抑郁、低自尊、偏激、攻击行为和非理性情绪宣泄等方面,他们在承受生活窘困、身心痛苦的同时也可能对社会产生一些负面影响。因此,对失业大学生应该进行心理辅导,建立社会支持体系、注重预防的工作机制。%Under career crisis unemployed graduate college students face severe stress,which is loneliness,anxiety,depression,low self-esteem,crankiness,Aggressive behavior and Irrational emotion catharsis in mental health.They may have some negative impacts on the society as bearing living embarrassment mental and physical pain.We must set up a system of management on stress and social support and psychological communication.

  7. Super Seniors: The Educational Trajectories and Experiences of Graduate(d) Student Athletes in Division I Football

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    Haslerig, Siduri

    2013-01-01

    Using narrative data collected through semi-structured phone interviews with eleven "graduate(d) student athletes," this dissertation examines participants' academic trajectories and experiences. Theories regarding role-conflict, attribution, college choice and career maturity undergird analysis. Findings are divided into four chapters:…

  8. Super Seniors: The Educational Trajectories and Experiences of Graduate(d) Student Athletes in Division I Football

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    Haslerig, Siduri

    2013-01-01

    Using narrative data collected through semi-structured phone interviews with eleven "graduate(d) student athletes," this dissertation examines participants' academic trajectories and experiences. Theories regarding role-conflict, attribution, college choice and career maturity undergird analysis. Findings are divided into four chapters:…

  9. The Current Situation of College Graduates Working as Village Officials and Related Reflections:Taking Feidong County of Anhui Province as an Example%大学生“村官”任职现状与思考

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    崔玉凤

    2011-01-01

    College students chose to be village officials mainly because of employment pressure.Most of them took a position as an assistant for village secretary or director in the grass root,and they had a good effect on speeding new country building.However,there were also some problems: few stay long,roles are obscure,experience and ability are insufficient,and their future is blurred.It is suggested that students at college should make good plans for their future careers and love the building of the new country.College graduates working as village officials should keep their mind on their work,have confidence and try their best to serve the country.There should be strict entering systems and perfect ensuring systems.Related departments should provide training according to the real needs of the country and build entrepreneurship and communication stages for those village officials.%大学生应聘村官主要迫于就业压力,多数在基层担任村支书、主任助理、书记助理等助理性职位,对加快新农村建设具有积极作用,但存在"留得住"的少、角色定位模糊、经验能力欠缺、发展前途困惑等问题。建议在校大学生要做好职业发展规划,热爱农村建设;大学生村官要安心、有信心,尽一切努力干好;大学生村官要有严格的准入制度和良好的保障制度,根据农村实际需要对大学生村官培训,搭建大学生村官创业与交流平台。

  10. An Analysis of Section 529 College Savings and Prepaid Tuition Plans. A Report Prepared by the Department of Treasury for the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families

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    US Department of the Treasury, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Making college education more affordable is a central goal of the Obama Administration and has been a focus of Vice-President Biden's Taskforce on the Middle Class. To that end, the Task Force asked U.S. Treasury Department to prepare this report on how to make Section 529 college savings plans a more effective and reliable tool for families to…

  11. Best of the Literature: Graduate Student Instruction

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    Calkins, Kaijsa J.

    2007-01-01

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

  12. A Theory of Innovation in Graduate Education.

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    Solmon, Lewis C.

    1984-01-01

    Market forces suggest that this should be a period of extensive innovation in graduate education, but the importance of relative prestige to universities mutes incentives to innovate. Some predictions about the prospects for innovation in colleges and universities are provided. (Author/MLW)

  13. Graduate Assessment Survey Report, 2000-2001.

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    Santa Fe Community Coll., Gainesville, FL. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

    This report presents the 2000-2001 results of Santa Fe Community College's (SFCC) (Florida) annual survey of outgoing students' opinions and perceptions of their educational experiences and institutional services. Responses were received from 2,397 students, all of whom were candidates for graduation in associate and certificate programs. The 10…

  14. 未就业大学生心理分析及其帮扶对策研究%The Psychological Analysis and the Supporting Measures for the Underemployed College Graduates

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    陈军

    2016-01-01

    对未就业大学生加强心理帮扶,有利于帮助未就业大学生更好地找到适合自己的工作,这对于做好大学生思想政治教育工作,特别是做好大学生就业工作和心理健康教育工作具有重要的作用。未就业大学生存在的心理问题主观原因是倾心大城市工作,但“眼高手低”,就业目标设置过高;社会责任感欠缺,动手能力和心理调适能力偏弱。客观原因是眼下就业形势严峻,劳动力资源供需变化较大,国家扶持大学生就业的相关政策没有落实到位;大学生在校和毕业后的心理帮扶很少;家庭期望过高,子女独立思考能力低,发展空间狭窄。从国家、社会、高校、家庭和个人五个方面来看,帮扶对策是社会舆论要加强引导,加强人文关怀和帮助;高校要加强“继续教育”和服务;家庭要加强关心支持和沟通;个人则需加强观念转变和心态调适。%Enhancing the psychological support for the underemployed college graduates (UCGs) plays a significant role in undergraduates' ideological and political education, especially for the work of undergraduates' employment and psychological health education. The psychological problems of UCGs are anxiety,ambivalence, depression and sense of inferiority. The subjective reasons include: 1) employment targets are setting too high. 2) Most of them are weak in their sense of social responsibility, political beliefs ,practical ability and capacity of psychological adjustment. The objective reasons can be concluded as follows: 1) Grim employment situation is in China. 2) Dramatically changeable social demand for UCGs. 3) A lack of policy support for UCGs; 4) A lack of psychological counseling and helping for college students. 5) High expectations from parents. 6) A lack of independent thinking. From the perspective of government, society, universities, families and individuals, the supporting measures for UCGs

  15. Graduates employment classification using data mining approach

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    Aziz, Mohd Tajul Rizal Ab; Yusof, Yuhanis

    2016-08-01

    Data Mining is a platform to extract hidden knowledge in a collection of data. This study investigates the suitable classification model to classify graduates employment for one of the MARA Professional College (KPM) in Malaysia. The aim is to classify the graduates into either as employed, unemployed or further study. Five data mining algorithms offered in WEKA were used; Naïve Bayes, Logistic regression, Multilayer perceptron, k-nearest neighbor and Decision tree J48. Based on the obtained result, it is learned that the Logistic regression produces the highest classification accuracy which is at 92.5%. Such result was obtained while using 80% data for training and 20% for testing. The produced classification model will benefit the management of the college as it provides insight to the quality of graduates that they produce and how their curriculum can be improved to cater the needs from the industry.

  16. Mental health curricula at schools of pharmacy in the United Kingdom and recent graduates' readiness to practice.

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    Rutter, Paul; Taylor, Denise; Branford, Dave

    2013-09-12

    To assess mental health education in the undergraduate pharmacy curricula in the United Kingdom and gauge how well prepared graduates are to manage mental health patients. The authors conducted semi-structured telephone interviews with pharmacy educators and administered an electronic self-administered survey instrument to pharmacy graduates. The mental health conditions of depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and Parkinson disease were taught, in detail, by all schools, but more specialized areas of mental health (eg, personality disorder, autism) were generally not taught. Just 5 of 19 schools attempted to teach the broader social aspects of mental health. A third of the schools provided experiential learning opportunities. Graduates and recently registered pharmacists stated that undergraduate education had prepared them adequately with regard to knowledge on conditions and treatment options, but that they were not as well prepared to talk with mental health patients and deal with practical drug management-related issues. The mental health portion of the undergraduate pharmacy curricula in colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United Kingdom is largely theoretical, and pharmacy students have little exposure to mental health patients. Graduates identified an inability to effectively communicate with these patients and manage common drug management-related issues.

  17. Read Long and Prosper: Five Do's and Don'ts for Preparing Students for College

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    McDaniel, Kathryn N.

    2014-01-01

    Too often, students reach college without the learning, critical thinking, and literacy skills they need to succeed in higher education. Recent educational trends that promote teaching to the test, short reading and writing assignments, group work, and technological resources contribute to students' difficulties transitioning to college-level…

  18. High school and college biology: A multi-level model of the effects of high school biology courses on student academic performance in introductory college biology courses

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    Loehr, John Francis

    The issue of student preparation for college study in science has been an ongoing concern for both college-bound students and educators of various levels. This study uses a national sample of college students enrolled in introductory biology courses to address the relationship between high school biology preparation and subsequent introductory college biology performance. Multi-Level Modeling was used to investigate the relationship between students' high school science and mathematics experiences and college biology performance. This analysis controls for student demographic and educational background factors along with factors associated with the college or university attended. The results indicated that high school course-taking and science instructional experiences have the largest impact on student achievement in the first introductory college biology course. In particular, enrollment in courses, such as high school Calculus and Advanced Placement (AP) Biology, along with biology course content that focuses on developing a deep understanding of the topics is found to be positively associated with student achievement in introductory college biology. On the other hand, experiencing high numbers of laboratory activities, demonstrations, and independent projects along with higher levels of laboratory freedom are associated with negative achievement. These findings are relevant to high school biology teachers, college students, their parents, and educators looking beyond the goal of high school graduation.

  19. 高校毕业生就业服务需求分布特征与成因--基于就业预期的中介效应%Research on the Distribution of College Graduates ’ Employment Service Demand and the Origin---Based on the Mediating Effect of Employment Expectation

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    蒯鹏州; 杨宇涵; 李业昆

    2014-01-01

    高校毕业生就业服务体系的构建应与其就业服务需求紧密联系,并根据不同人群的就业服务需求提供差异化的就业服务内容。“2013届高校毕业生就业服务需求调查”数据的方差分析结果表明,人口统计学特征相对弱势人群和学业表现较为突出人群的就业服务需求更旺盛。未来高校毕业生就业服务体系的构建策略:一要进一步扩大高校毕业生就业服务的供给规模;二要加强就业服务重点人群的认定工作;三要重点针对个人特征劣势群体,开发旨在帮助其快速实现就业的服务内容;四要针对学业表现优秀的群体,开发旨在提升其招聘选拔环节表现的服务内容。%The construction of college graduates employment service system should be closely linked with its employment service demand,and according to the distribution of college graduates’ employment service demand to provide differentiated service. According to “The survey on employment service demand of college graduates in 2013”,the employment service demand is higher in graduates that are weak on demographic characteristics and in gradates that are extremely excellent on academic performance. The construction strategies of college graduates employment service system in the future are as follows:First,to further expand the scale of the supply of college graduates employment service;Second,to strengthen the certification of focus groups of employment service;Third,to help disadvantaged groups realize rapid employment;Forth,to improve the academic performance of outstanding group in the recruitment selection.

  20. Incoming Graduate Students in the Social Sciences: How Much Do They Really Know about Library Research?

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    Monroe-Gulick, Amalia; Petr, Julie

    2012-01-01

    Academic librarians provide information literacy instruction and research services to graduate students. To develop evidence-based library instruction and research services for incoming graduate students, the authors interviewed fifteen incoming graduate students in the social sciences and analyzed the interviews using the Association of College &…

  1. A Report of Talent Requirement of Market for Chinese Specialty of Ethnic College Graduates and Curriculum Design in Xinjiang Vocational Colleges%新疆高职少数民族汉语专业人才需求与课程设置调研报告

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    徐媛媛

    2012-01-01

    新疆发展与稳定的形势亟需大量民汉兼通的双语人才,新疆高职少数民族汉语专业便是培养该类人才的重要渠道之一。文章试图通过对新疆高职少数民族汉语专业人才需求及专业课程建设的调查研究,分析出目前在汉语专业建设进程中所存在的问题。针对这些问题,以期寻找出专业改革的路径。%The development of Xinjiang needs a large number of bilingual talents(Chinese language and ethnic language),which forms a great challenge to the Chinese specialty of ethnic groups in higher vocational schools.The paper makes an investigation on the talent requirement of market for Chinese specialty of ethnic college graduates and the curriculum design in the vocational colleges in Xinjiang,tending to find out the demerits in the curriculum construction of Chinese specialty and solutions to them.

  2. The Rapid Growth of Graduates From Associate, Baccalaureate, And Graduate Programs in Nursing.

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    Buerhaus, Peter I; Auerbach, David I; Staiger, Douglas O

    2014-01-01

    Growth in the number of RN graduates from 2002-2012 has been dramatic and broad based, occurring between both associate and baccalaureate programs, and has included people from all racial and eth- nic backgrounds. This growth has occurred in all types of public, private not-for- profit, and proprietary institu- tions. The growth of RNs with gradu- ate degrees has also increased, particularly since 2004. Given the rapid production of nursing graduates, leaders in academic nursing education are urged to focus on the quality of nursing graduates, take steps to assure that graduates are well prepared for growth in nonhospital settings, ensure graduates are aware of the many challenges they will confront, and are well prepared to seize opportunities that will unfold during an era of health reform.

  3. A Graduate Student's Perspective on Engaging High School Students in Research Outside of the Classroom

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    Kaess, A. B.; Horton, R. A., Jr.; Andrews, G. D.

    2014-12-01

    The southern San Joaquin basin is one of the United States' most prolific oil producing regions but also one facing numerous problems including low high school graduation rates, low college enrollments, high college dropout rates, low wages, and higher than average unemployment. Investment in STEM education experiences for high school students has been emphasized by California State University Bakersfield as a means to improving these metrics with programs such as the Research Experience Vitalizing Science-University Program (REVS-UP). Now in its seventh year, the REVS-UP (funded by Chevron) forms teams of high school students, a high school teacher, a CSUB graduate student, and a CSUB professor to work for four weeks on a research project. For the past two summers student-teacher teams investigated the diagenesis and mineralogy of the Temblor Formation sandstones in the subsurface of the San Joaquin basin oil fields that are potential CO2 sequestration sites. With a graduate student leading the teams in sample preparation and analysis by scanning electron microscope equipped with an energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer (SEM-EDS) and cathode luminescence system (SEM-CL) data was gathered on diagenetic processes, detrital framework grains, and authigenic cements. Typically students are introduced to the project in a series of brief seminars by faculty and are then introduced to the techniques and samples. During the second week the students are usually capable of preparing samples and collecting data independently. The final week is focused on developing student-authored research posters which are independently presented by the students on the final day. This gives high school students the opportunity to learn advanced geologic topics and analytical techniques that they would otherwise not be exposed to as well as to gain research and presentation skills. These types of projects are equally important for the graduate students involved as it allows them the

  4. Practice and Investigation into The Examination of Mechanical Processing Skills in Individual Recruitment Directing at Secondary Vocational Graduates In General Colleges and University%普通高校对口招收中职毕业生的技能考试探索与实践--以机械加工专业为例

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    包中碧; 钟富平; 马睿

    2015-01-01

    Based on the vocational skill examination of the counterpart in common colleges and universities to recruit graduates from secondary vocational colleges, this paper explores the construction of modern vocational education system and "overpass" training mode for talents with technical skills, selected skill examination as the entry, focus on the practice of "knowledge plus skill"examation admission evaluation method in higher vocational colleges.%以普通高校对口招收中职毕业生技能考试实践为基础,探索构建现代职业教育体系和技术技能人才培养“立交桥”模式,选择技能考试为切入口,重点实践“知识+技能”的高等职业院校考试招生评价办法。

  5. Study on the Employment Situation of Graduates of Food Major in Higher Vocational Colleges--Take Guangdong AIB Polytechnic College as an example%高职食品类专业毕业生就业情况探究--以广东农工商职业技术学院为例

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    陈佳娴

    2016-01-01

    为了解高职食品类专业学生就业情况,我们以“高职食品类专业毕业生就业情况探究——以广东农工商职业技术学院为例”为调研课题展开调查。调查显示:就业存在地区与领域集中、专业对口就业率低等问题,但目前工作满意度较高。笔者提出了调整就业期望值,理性定位自身;进一步促进校企合作,提高专业对口就业;提高学生专业技能,加强综合素质培养等对策与建议。%To get to know food majors in Higher Vocational Colleges Students in the employment situation, we take"the em-ployment situation of graduates of food specialty of Higher Vocational Education Research--Taking Guangdong AIB Poly-technic College as an example"as the research subject to investigate. The survey shows:employment areas and areas of focus, professional counterparts, the employment rate is low, but the higher job satisfaction. The author puts forward the adjust the employment expectation, rational positioning itself;further promote the cooperation between colleges and enterprises, improve the employment of professional counterparts;improve the professional skills of students, strengthen the training of compre-hensive qualities etc. countermeasures and suggestions.

  6. The graduate nurse experience: qualitative residency program outcomes.

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

    2008-01-01

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

  7. “How It’s Done”: The Role of Mentoring and Advice in Preparing the Next Generation of Historically Black College and University Presidents

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    Felecia Commodore

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The college and university presidency is one of the most coveted positions in academe. Due to the projected retirements of current Historically Black College and University (HBCU presidents, the researchers interviewed 21 current presidents, institutional board members, and presidential search firm personnel to explore what current HBCU leadership identifies as important mentoring/mentee practices, mentoring/mentee opportunities, and professional advice for HBCU presidential aspirants to consider. The findings, based on the coding and analysis of semi-structured qualitative interviews, revealed that self-awareness, focusing on the essential aspects of the job and not merely the perks, openness to being mentored and willingness to shadow a successful leader, experience in serving in various administrative capacities, participating in professional leadership development activities, earning of a terminal degree, displaying humility, understanding academic politics, and learning how to present oneself as an executive is important in the preparation of a leader of an HBCU.

  8. Education-Job Mismatches and Earnings among Chinese ;College Graduates%中国高学历劳动者的教育匹配与收入回报

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    李骏

    2016-01-01

    The Chinese higher education expansion since 1999 has stimulated a number of empirical studies on the impact of education‐job mismatches on college graduates’ income ,especially among the overqualified .This paper aims to overcome the two limitations in the existing literature that often neglect the possibility of self‐chosen over‐education as well as the specific labor market for university graduates .Propensity Score Matching (PSM) is applied to analyze the data from the Beijing College Students Panel Survey ,namely ,the methods of greedy matching ,optimal pair matching and optimal full matching ,as well as the three predicting equations of propensity score . The analysis indicates a wage penalty associated with over‐education that is consistent with the findings in other societies . The self‐chosen over‐education does not alter the pattern . The overeducated workers in this study earn 21% less than those whose education matches their job requirement . After controlling demographic characteristics and labor market factors in multivariate OLS regression analysis ,the difference is down to 15% .The PSM estimates vary from 9% to 18% ,depending on the different application of PSM methods and the specification of predicting equations of propensity score .Evidences in this study support the assignment theory ,rather than the neo‐classical human capital theory ,implying that underutilization of education imposes a “productivity ceiling”or a limitation to the utilization of human capital . Furthermore ,the study also finds a higher risk of over‐education mismatches among graduates who come from less advantaged family background with less prestigious degrees and fewer human capital .%近十多年来,鉴于中国高等教育扩张对劳动力市场的影响,一些学者开始用经验数据研究劳动者与工作之间的教育匹配(尤其是过度教育)对收入回报的影响。但是,已有文献较少考虑过度教育的选择性问

  9. Entering Student Affairs: A Comparative Study of Graduate School Choice

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    Mertz, Norma; Eckman, Ellen; Strayhorn, Terrell

    2012-01-01

    This article describes the college choice process of graduate students in College Student Personnel programs at a public university and a private religiously affiliated university. Despite differences in size, mission, and location of the two institutions studied, the research findings show that respondent populations were similar demographically…

  10. 提高特殊群体高校毕业生就业创业能力的对策研究%Study on the Countermeasures to Improve the Employment and Entrepreneurship Ability of Colleges and Universities Graduates of Special Groups

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    杨佳怿

    2015-01-01

    Under the environment that employment problem is becoming more and more serious,in order to well improve the employment and entrepreneurship ability of colleges and universities graduates belonging to special groups, and make the special groups colleges and universities graduates find a job suc⁃cessfully, this paper based on the understanding of the connotation of the colleges and universities gradu⁃ates of special groups, summed up the types and characteristics of the special groups,analyzed the employ⁃ment and entrepreneurship status and problems that the special group face in employment and entrepre⁃neurship, and a series of measures and countermeasures were proposed dealing with the problems of special group colleges and universities graduates' difficult employment.%在就业问题日益严峻的环境下,为了更好地提升特殊群体高校毕业生就业创业的才能,使特殊群体毕业顺利找到工作。本文在了解特殊群体高校毕业生内涵的基础上,总结了特殊群体的分类和特点,对特殊群体就业创业现状及他们在就业创业中面临的问题进行剖析,提出了应对特殊群体高校毕业生就业创业难等问题的一系列措施和对策。

  11. Reconsidering Graduate Employability: The "Graduate Identity" Approach.

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    Holmes, Len

    2001-01-01

    Elaborates a cogent alternative to the skills agenda as an approach to graduate employability--the graduate identity approach. Using a conceptual and theoretical examination of the key notion of performance, presents the twin concepts of practices and identity as significant for understanding human behavior. Offers suggestions for curriculum…

  12. The Application of Data Mining in the Tracking Survey of Graduates of High Vocational College%数据挖掘技术在高职毕业生跟踪调查中的应用

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    杨克玉; 刘斌

    2014-01-01

    随着职业院校的不断发展以及技术的进步,数据挖掘分析已经在教育行业得到越来越多的应用。利用近几年的毕业生调查数据,经过数据清理及集成,运用EXCEL为数据挖掘分析的工具,采用了关联和聚类算法,找到了毕业生就业规律,相应地提出了提高人才培养质量和就业质量的对策和方法,最终让数据分析的成果为高职院校的改革发展提供了科学的依据。%With the advancement of technology and continuous development of vocational colleges, data mining has been adapt⁃ed more frequently in education. Based on the survey data in recent years, we clear and integrate the data. Applying EXcellto the analysis of data mining and adopting association and clustering algorithm, we find the employment law of graduates. Corre⁃spondingly, we put forward the strategy and method of improving the quality of personnel training and the quality of employ⁃ment so that the result of data analysis can provide scientific gauge for the reformation and development of high vocational colleg⁃es.

  13. Analysis on the cause of college graduate resignation in one remote state-owned mining enterprise%偏远山区某国有矿山企业大学生离职原因分析

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    王志勇; 孙杰; 陈冲

    2014-01-01

    In light of high turnover intentions of college graduates in a state-owned mining enterprise in 2013, based on relevant literature data,the reasons for the resignation are explored.Considering the fact that the enterprise is in infrastructure construction phase,relevant theoretical analysis of turnover intentions is conducted according to the special nature of the studied targets.Summarizing the factors of employees'resignation,the paper reveals the impact of employee turnover,proposes targeted countermeasures and suggestions to improve organizational effectiveness,and pro-mote healthy and sustainable development.%针对某国有矿山企业2013年新招大学生离职率偏高的现状,在查阅相关文献资料的基础上,对该企业新招大学生离职原因进行探究。结合该企业目前正处于基建期的实际,根据研究对象的特殊性,运用相关理论剖析员工离职原因。通过归纳总结员工离职的影响因素,揭示员工离职所产生的影响,提出有针对性的对策及建议,从而提高组织效益、促进其健康与持续发展。

  14. Exploration on Improving the Effectiveness of Collection and Utilization of College Graduates'Employment Service Information%提高毕业生就业服务信息采集和利用的有效性探索

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    胡桂花

    2012-01-01

    本文在分析高校毕业生的就业服务信息采集和利用工作的重要性基础上,针对当前的就业信息采集工作中存在的问题,指出就业信息的采集可从深入挖掘主管部门的就业信息、紧密联系人才市场、合理运用各种人际资源、培养学生的信息素质能力等渠道进行,构建立体的综合信息采集网络.同时要合理利用各类信息发布平台,迅速及时发布各类就业信息,注意信息发布的反馈,提高信息利用的有效性.%Based on the analysis of the importance of college graduates' employment service information collection and the utilization, this paper proposes to conduct the collection of employment information from ways, such as exploring the employment information of competent department deeply, connecting with the talent market closely, using all kinds of human resources reasonably and cultivating students' information quality ability, to construct three-dimensional comprehensive information collection network, aiming at existing problems in current collection of employment information. Meanwhile, we should use all kinds of information release platform reasonably to release all kinds of employment information rapidly and timely and pay attention to the feedback of information dissemination to improve the effectiveness of using information.

  15. 高职高专毕业生就业市场状况评价体系分析与构建%Analysis and Establishment of the Appraisal System of the Status of Employment Markets for Graduates in Vocational Colleges

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    蒋黎妮; 陈燕华

    2015-01-01

    以重庆电力高等专科学校为例,根据在全国范围内划分的毕业生就业市场区域的特征,确定了评价就业市场状况相应的指标因子,结合数据标准化处理和毕业生就业市场SWOT法策略分析,初步构建了一个高职高专毕业生就业市场状况评价体系。%Taking Chongqing Electric Power College for example,based on the regional characteristics of the divided employment markets for graduates in China,this article determines corresponding index factors for the appraisal of the status of employment markets.By means of standardized data processing and SWOT-based strategic analysis of employment markets for graduates,it also introduces the establishment of the appraisal system of the status of employment markets for graduates in vocational colleges.

  16. Graduate Identity and Employability

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    Hinchliffe, Geoffrey William; Jolly, Adrienne

    2011-01-01

    This paper develops the concept of graduate identity as a way of deepening the understanding of graduate employability. It does this through presenting research in which over 100 employers in East Anglia were asked to record their perceptions of graduates in respect of their employability. The findings suggest a composite and complex graduate…

  17. Teaching model of writing graduation thesis for undergraduates majoring information management and in-formation system in medical colleges and universities%医学院校信息管理与信息系统专业毕业论文撰写的教学模式

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    杨枢; 陈兴智

    2015-01-01

    介绍了现阶段卫生信息化建设的人才需求、医学院校信息管理与信息系统专业毕业的就业形势和毕业论文撰写教学的重要性,重点分析了毕业论文撰写教学存在的问题,并以蚌埠医学院为例,有针对性地提出了具体改进措施,构建了基于成长性评价思想的新型毕业论文撰写教学模式。%After a description of the demand for qualified health information professionals, the employment of graduates from department of information management and information system in medical colleges and universities, and the importance of writing graduation thesis, the problems in teaching how to write graduation thesis were analyzed with suggestions put forward for their solution. A new teaching model of writing graduation thesis was established according to the growth assessment theory.

  18. The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2013: Students from Low-Income Families

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    ACT, Inc., 2014

    2014-01-01

    ACT has been measuring college readiness trends for several years. "The Condition of College & Career Readiness" is ACT's annual report on the progress of the graduating class relative to college readiness. This year, 54.3% of the graduating class took the ACT® college readiness assessment. This report is designed to help inform the…

  19. Using Institutional Data to Identify Students at Risk for Leaving Community College: An Event History Approach

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    Bachler, Paul T.

    2013-01-01

    Community colleges have been criticized for having lower graduation rates than four year colleges, but few studies have looked at non-graduation transfer, in which a student leaves the community college for a four-year college without taking an associate degree. The current study utilizes institutional data and a discrete-time event history model…

  20. Attitudes of Irish dental graduates to vocational training.

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    McKenna, G

    2010-05-01

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