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Evaluative Inquiry: The Road To A Learning Organization, Antonia Pérez Bolívar Nov 2007

Evaluative Inquiry: The Road To A Learning Organization, Antonia Pérez Bolívar

Capstone Collection

This study looks at the effects of evaluative inquiry as a tool for organizational development in the “Centro de Lenguas y Educación Intercultural”(CELEI), a small educational institution. The study is framed as an action research and its purpose is to initiate a process of organizational change that will consolidate the newly established institution and to introduce learning as a built-in organizational strategy. The study is structured as a meta-research on the evaluative inquiry intervention. The intervention was a cooperative effort carried out by an in-house evaluation team and the participation of all staff members. As Action Research, the evaluation ...


Faculty Self-Archiving: The Gap Between Opportunity And Practice, Denise Troll Covey Oct 2007

Faculty Self-Archiving: The Gap Between Opportunity And Practice, Denise Troll Covey

Denise Troll Covey

No abstract provided.


Faculty Self-Archiving: The Gap Between Opportunity And Practice, Denise Troll Covey Oct 2007

Faculty Self-Archiving: The Gap Between Opportunity And Practice, Denise Troll Covey

Denise Troll Covey

No abstract provided.


Technical Ebooks: A Solution Looking For A Problem, Peggy Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, Richard A. Stoddart Oct 2007

Technical Ebooks: A Solution Looking For A Problem, Peggy Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, Richard A. Stoddart

Barbara Glackin

Albertsons Library at Boise State University has been slow to move into the ebook arena for a variety of reasons including the inadequacies of simultaneous user models and the uncertainty of ebook technology. However, the most significant question for BSU has been usefulness of ebooks to their patrons. Are ebooks a passing fad or are they the answer to improved access to information? In January 2006, BSU selected a small group of technical books in an electronic format via the ProQuest Safari Tech Books Online database. This session will discuss the rational behind selecting technical books as an introduction to ...


The Importance Of Intellectual Property Licensing In 21st Century Libraries, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2007

The Importance Of Intellectual Property Licensing In 21st Century Libraries, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Electronic Reserves And The Failed Confu Guidelines: A Place To Start Negotiations, Bryan M. Carson Sep 2007

Electronic Reserves And The Failed Confu Guidelines: A Place To Start Negotiations, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Digital Object Identifiers And Their Use In Libraries, Jue Wang Sep 2007

Digital Object Identifiers And Their Use In Libraries, Jue Wang

DLPS Faculty Publications

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifications that are assigned to any entity in order to manage intellectual content on digital networks. The DOI system has been managed by an open membership consortium, the International DOI Foundation (IDF), founded in 1998. Usage of the DOI system is cross-industry beyond academic publishing. This article provides an overview of what a DOI is; the structure of DOI; DOI Registration Agencies (RA); metadata associated with DOIs, and advantages for libraries.


An Introduction To Ariz, Umakant Mishra Aug 2007

An Introduction To Ariz, Umakant Mishra

Umakant Mishra

ARIZ- the Algorithm of Inventive Problem Solving, is a part of TRIZ. It is not as popularly used as other methods in TRIZ. The steps in ARIZ are difficult to follow and requires more intellectual effort. This method is used only to solve complex problem which are not solved by applying other methods of TRIZ. It is a tool for thinking in alternative directions to solve complex and non-standard problems.

From another point of view, ARIZ is a method of problem solving by redefining and restructuring the problem. Although problems can be solved by using other methods, it is better ...


Global Savings, Assets And Financial Inclusion: Lessons, Challenges, And Directions, Jamie Zimmerman Jul 2007

Global Savings, Assets And Financial Inclusion: Lessons, Challenges, And Directions, Jamie Zimmerman

Center for Social Development Research

Global Savings, Assets and Financial Inclusion: Lessons, Challenges, and Directions


Skeptical Medical Reference: Helping Patrons Find Critical Resources For Consumer Health Issues, Samantha Hypatia Thompson, Ambrose A. Thompson Jun 2007

Skeptical Medical Reference: Helping Patrons Find Critical Resources For Consumer Health Issues, Samantha Hypatia Thompson, Ambrose A. Thompson

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

With the popularization of the Internet, there has been a vast proliferation of consumer health material available to the public. Unfortunately, this has only accelerated a pre-existing trend- the fact that much of the material made available is unproven, unreliable, or outright fraud. This requires librarians to make a choice: are they passive and uncritical dispensers of information or are they critical educators who help patrons choose the best information available? In this article we examine the issues facing librarians in this matter and presents skeptical materials that may help librarians to answer critical health questions.


Chain Reaction: How Property Begets Property, Sabrina Safrin Jun 2007

Chain Reaction: How Property Begets Property, Sabrina Safrin

Sabrina Safrin

Classic theories for the evolution of property rights consider the emergence of private property to be a progressive development reflecting a society's movement to a more efficient property regime. This article argues that instead of this progressive dynamic, a more subtle and damaging chain reaction dynamic can come into play that traditional theories for intellectual and other property rights neither anticipate nor explain. The article suggests that the expansion of intellectual and other property rights have an internally generative dynamic. Drawing upon contemporary case studies, the article argues that property rights evolve in reaction to each other. The creation ...


The Problem With Unpaid Work, Katharine K. Baker Jun 2007

The Problem With Unpaid Work, Katharine K. Baker

Katharine K. Baker

This article examines the problems with a social norm that assumes women should shoulder a disproportionate amount of unpaid family work. It evaluates the most recent empirical data which suggests that women continue to do substantially more unpaid work than men, and men continue to do substantially more paid work than women. It then briefly reviews two standard explanations for where this gendered division of work may come from, biological inclination and/or systems of male dominance. It suggests that neither of these traditional explanations have given adequate consideration to the normative question begged by the extant division of labor ...


Volunteering Comes Alive, Paul N. Markham, Aurelia Spaulding Jun 2007

Volunteering Comes Alive, Paul N. Markham, Aurelia Spaulding

ALIVE Center Publications

No abstract provided.


Measuring Effectiveness Of Civic Participation At The University Level In Turkey: A Case Study Of The Civic Involvement Project At Sabanci University, Tara Hopkins Jun 2007

Measuring Effectiveness Of Civic Participation At The University Level In Turkey: A Case Study Of The Civic Involvement Project At Sabanci University, Tara Hopkins

Center for Social Development Research

Sabanci University, located in Istanbul, Turkey, launched the Civic Involvement Project (CIP) in 1999 for students at the university level. This study examines the effectiveness of CIP, with the principle goals of measuring participants’ perceptions and identifying the program’s strengths and weaknesses. In addition, this research seeks to better understand how CIP compares to other youth involvement/participation programs. The impact of service-learning on several civic education variables (i.e. social awareness, social networking, political awareness, critical thinking, and personal development) and the effects of characteristics of service-learning experiences on the development of students are also explored.


Becoming An Orphan: What? How? Says Who?, Denise Troll Covey May 2007

Becoming An Orphan: What? How? Says Who?, Denise Troll Covey

Denise Troll Covey

No abstract provided.


Breaking The Law! Conditions For And Perception Of Civil Disobedience By Democratic Citizens, Adam Stanley May 2007

Breaking The Law! Conditions For And Perception Of Civil Disobedience By Democratic Citizens, Adam Stanley

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper examines actions of civil disobedience and the laws relevant to those actions. Each case study was tested against an operational definition of civil disobedience to see if these actions could be considered a legitimate expression of civil disobedience. The legitimacy of the laws was assessed through the use of two competing legal philosophies of H. L. A. Hart and Ronald Dworkin. Then, the public’s opinion of civil disobedience was measured through the use of polls and survey data. The results showed that the three cases did follow the guidelines of civil disobedience established by the literature, but ...


Intertemporal Pricing With Strategic Customer Behavior, Xuanming Su May 2007

Intertemporal Pricing With Strategic Customer Behavior, Xuanming Su

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

This paper develops a model of dynamic pricing with endogenous intertemporal demand. In the model, there is a monopolist who sells a finite inventory over a finite time horizon. The seller adjusts prices dynamically to maximize revenue. Customers arrive continually over the duration of the selling season. At each point in time, customers may purchase the product at current prices, remain in the market at a cost to purchase later, or exit, and they wish to maximize individual utility. The customer population is heterogeneous along two dimensions: they may have different valuations for the product and different degrees of patience ...


Development And Validation Of The Deaf Athletic Coping Skills Inventory, Jason S. Grindstaff May 2007

Development And Validation Of The Deaf Athletic Coping Skills Inventory, Jason S. Grindstaff

Doctoral Dissertations

Athletes who are deaf form a unique cultural group within sport. Many have competed at of the highest levels of competition from the Deaflympics to professional sport and the Olympic Games. Although deaf athletes have competed at these elite, world-class levels, there have been few attempts to recognize and understand the psychological characteristics of persons who are deaf in the sport context. Therefore, the purpose of the present research was to translate a commonly used inventory for measuring psychological coping in sport – the Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28 (ACSI-28) - for use with a group of world-class deaf athletes at the 2007 ...


Espn’S Ability To Get Fans ‘Inside Sports’: A Framing Analysis Of College Gameday, Melissa Lovette May 2007

Espn’S Ability To Get Fans ‘Inside Sports’: A Framing Analysis Of College Gameday, Melissa Lovette

Masters Theses

College Gameday is important and well-watched. It invents the perception of college football. It frames college football using four dominant themes—nostalgia, masculine identity, militarism and sports-as-corporation. All of these lead to its popularity and the reinforcement of ideas about college football. This study analyzes six episodes of ESPN’s College Gameday, which originally aired in the fall of 2006. The research questions are 1) based on Nauright’s work, how does College Gameday frame football in terms of nostalgia, national identity and masculine identity; 2) are there frames present that have not been identified by Nauright.

College Gameday frames ...


Asana To America: The Advent Of Yoga In The West, M. Popovic, Don Morrow Apr 2007

Asana To America: The Advent Of Yoga In The West, M. Popovic, Don Morrow

Donald Morrow

No abstract provided.


Open And Restricted Access: Preserving Community, Denise Troll Covey Apr 2007

Open And Restricted Access: Preserving Community, Denise Troll Covey

Denise Troll Covey

No abstract provided.


The Grapes Of Parnassos, Steven Alan Samson Apr 2007

The Grapes Of Parnassos, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Western civilization is succumbing to the false fruits of cultural revolutions to which it has consented at each stage of their development. Why do revolutions succeed? They succeed in part because the passing of a single generation is all it takes to wipe the slate and in part because the guardians let down their guard. First, the public memory fades or, as is often the case, is subtly reinterpreted. Then, citizens forget to convey the wealth of their experience and tradition to their children through nurturing, teaching, and testing. Finally, they even neglect to produce the heirs they should be ...


Benefits Of Training Family Caregivers, Jung Kwak, Jennifer Salmon, Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Katherine Brandt Apr 2007

Benefits Of Training Family Caregivers, Jung Kwak, Jennifer Salmon, Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Katherine Brandt

Kimberly D. Acquaviva, PhD, MSW

during the last years of life that focuses on the emotional, spiritual, and practical aspects of life and relationship completion and closure. This study evaluated the effectiveness of CGLE in improving three major outcomes: comfort with caregiving, closure, and caregiver gain. Family caregivers (n = 2,025) participated in programs facilitated by health and human service professionals (n = 142) who completed a CGLE train-the-trainer workshop conducted by The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast. The caregivers completed training rosters and pre- and/or post-surveys. Group differences are reported in baseline characteristics and change in three outcomes for caregivers who completed 1 ...


Legally Speaking — Drama In The Library: Always Seek Permission To Publicly Peform Scripts, Even When The Library Owns Them, Bryan M. Carson Apr 2007

Legally Speaking — Drama In The Library: Always Seek Permission To Publicly Peform Scripts, Even When The Library Owns Them, Bryan M. Carson

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Political Geography, Steven Alan Samson Apr 2007

Political Geography, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Summit Series: Iconic Cornucopia Of Canadian Cultural Values, Don Morrow Mar 2007

The Summit Series: Iconic Cornucopia Of Canadian Cultural Values, Don Morrow

Donald Morrow

No abstract provided.


Balancing Rosie And June: A Study Of Lynchburg College Postwar Alumnae And The Impact Of The Feminine Mystique, Dinah Watson Mar 2007

Balancing Rosie And June: A Study Of Lynchburg College Postwar Alumnae And The Impact Of The Feminine Mystique, Dinah Watson

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

In 2003, the movie Mona Lisa Smile debuted describing the frustrations that many college women may have faced in the years after World War II. Wellesley College was the elite all-female institution that openly and proudly prepared its young women with the proper rules of etiquette and correctness. Despite Wellesley’s own excellent academic reputation, its close proximity to the prestigious single-sex male college, Harvard, made it even more appealing and convenient for the Wellesley girls to find a “suitable” husband. The novice young art instructor, Katherine Watson, was unique in that she wanted to offer her students not only ...


Volunteerism Comes Alive, Paul N. Markham, Aurelia Spaulding, Cheryl Kirby-Stokes Mar 2007

Volunteerism Comes Alive, Paul N. Markham, Aurelia Spaulding, Cheryl Kirby-Stokes

ALIVE Center Publications

No abstract provided.


Strategic Technology Choice And Capacity Investment Under Demand Uncertainty, Manu Goyal, Serguie Netessine Feb 2007

Strategic Technology Choice And Capacity Investment Under Demand Uncertainty, Manu Goyal, Serguie Netessine

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

This paper studies the impact of competition on a firm’s choice of technology (product-flexible or product-dedicated) and capacity investment decisions. Specifically, we model two firms competing with each other in two markets characterized by price-dependent and uncertain demand. The firms make three decisions in the following sequence: choice of technology (technology game), capacity investment (capacity game), and production quantities (production game). The technology and capacity games occur while the demand curve is still uncertain, and the production game is postponed until after the demand curve is revealed.

We develop best-response functions for each firm in the technology game and ...


Defining Sentence Type: Further Evidence Against The Use Of The Total Incarceration Variable, Michael P. Harrington Feb 2007

Defining Sentence Type: Further Evidence Against The Use Of The Total Incarceration Variable, Michael P. Harrington

Journal Articles

The effect of legal and extralegal factors on felony sentence outcomes has been widely studied, typically using a total incarceration variable that defines sentence outcomes as incarceration or probation. Research conducted by Holleran and Spohn has called this into question, revealing that factors that affected jail sentences were different than those that affected prison sentences and demonstrating that the conclusions one would draw regarding the influence of extralegal offender characteristics such as race and ethnicity differ depending on the way in which sentence was defined. The authors replicate and extend the research conducted by Holleran and Spohn, using several operational ...