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2008-10-05 03:00:22

By Southernwood, Julie Abstract The recent development of a market economy in higher education has resulted in the need to tailor the product to the customers, namely students, employers and commissioning bodies. Distance learning is an opportunity for nurse educators and institutions to address marketing initiatives and develop a learning environment in order to enhance continuing professional development It provides options for lifelong learning for healthcare professionals - including...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Kearney, Kevin R Objectives. To describe the design of a required service- learning course offered to first- year (P1) pharmacy students, and to assess student learning and the relevance of this learning in the pharmacy curriculum. Design. A 14-week service-learning course was designed and community organizations were recruited to participate. All first-year students enrolled in the School completed the course. A post-course survey was administered to the students, inquiring about what...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Timpe, Erin M Wuller, William R; Karpinski, Julie P Objective. To create a service-learning project to provide poison prevention education to preschool through fifth-grade students. Design. The School of Pharmacy collaborated with the Illinois Poison Center and campus departments to train pharmacy students as poison prevention educators. Seventy-eight first-year pharmacy students developed and gave age-appropriate, interactive presentations to more than 8,000 students at preschools and...

2008-09-02 03:00:00

By Bacdayan, Paul Abstract. The mission statements of many public (taxpayer- supported) colleges promise economic development outreach to local business communities. Unfortunately, faculty may be hard-pressed to devote time to outreach. The author looks for specific outreach activities that garner strong support from both faculty and business representatives. The author examines the case of four-year business schools. Survey data were collected from a sample of faculty and a sample of...

2008-07-30 03:00:39

By Duke, Lori J Unterwagner, Whitney L; Byrd, Debbie C In 2002, a regional consortium was created for schools and colleges of pharmacy in Georgia and Alabama to assist experiential education faculty and staff members in streamlining administrative processes, providing required preceptor development, establishing a professional network, and conducting scholarly endeavors. Five schools and colleges of pharmacy with many shared experiential practice sites formed a consortium to help...

2008-07-29 00:00:36

Sprint Ahead for Education Provides Funding to Support Innovative Character-Education Programs across the United States. Sprint Nextel Alexander Hahn, 703-433-3062 Alex.m.hahn@sprint.com Logo: http://www.sprint.com Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the recipients for the Sprint Ahead for Education grant program. Sprint Ahead for Education is a brand- new program that supports innovative character-education initiatives through funding of K-12 public schools and school districts. A total of...

2008-07-28 09:01:26

Sprint (NYSE: S) announced the recipients for the Sprint Ahead for Education grant program. Sprint Ahead for Education is a brand-new program that supports innovative character-education initiatives through funding of K-12 public schools and school districts. A total of 19 school districts received up to $25,000 in grant funds, and 45 public schools received funding up to $5,000. In total, the Sprint Foundation awarded more than $607,000 in grant funding for this program. School and school...

2008-06-21 03:00:19

By Whitt, Elizabeth J Nesheim, Becki Elkins; Guentzel, Melanie J; Kellogg, Angela H; McDonald, William M; Wells, Cynthia A While academic and student affairs partnership programs have been championed as a means to enhance undergraduate education, research documenting the characteristics of effective partnership programs is sparse. The Boyer Partnership Assessment Project is a qualitative examination of academic and student affairs partnership programs at 18, diverse institutions. This...

2007-11-09 06:00:50

By Govekar, Michele A Rishi, Meenakshi ABSTRACT. Service-learning pedagogy that supports community involvement values and promotes leadership development offers more effectiveness and efficiency for management educators interested in incorporating real-world learning into their courses than traditional internships and cooperative education (P. C. Godfrey & E. T. Grasso, 2000). In this article, the authors argue for service learning as means of integrating real-world learning into...

2007-07-28 03:03:34

By Nesheim, Becki Elkins Guentzel, Melanie J; Kellogg, Angela H; McDonald, William M; Et al Although academic and student affairs partnership programs have been cited as potential means to create seamless learning environments for undergraduate students, little research exists on the outcomes of such programs for students. The Boyer Partnership Assessment Project examined the outcomes for students participating in academic and student affairs partnership programs at 18 institutions. Four...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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