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George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Works: 33 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 4,684 library holdings
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Most widely held works about George Washington University
Most widely held works by George Washington University
Redesigning higher education : producing dramatic gains in student learning by Lion F Gardiner( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph reviews empirical studies on various aspects of higher education relating to the effectiveness of instruction in regard to four areas: curriculum, instruction, campus psychological climate, and academic advising. After an introduction, the first section describes the development of critical skills, how these skills develop, and the conditions believed necessary to produce them. The following four sections examine the four core areas central to student development and the contribution research suggests they now make to the development: (1) curriculum (methods, the intellectual climate of the classroom, students' involvement, effects of the curriculum); (2) instruction (classroom tests and grades); (3) the campus climate (integration into the campus community, commuter and part-time students, students involvement with faculty, and minority group members); and (4) academic advising (developmental advising, the necessity for training in advising, and evaluation, recognition, and reward of advising). The next three sections describe opportunities for dramatic gains in students' learning, examining evidence about the relative capacity of students to learn at a very high level; describing seven specific changes which can improve students' learning, and addressing issues of leadership, management, and professional development. The final section presents a vision and a challenge to develop a new kind of community on campus. (Contains approximately 650 references.) (DB)
Models for improving college teaching : a faculty resource by Jon E Travis( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student learning outside the classroom : transcending artificial boundaries by George D Kuh( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasis on holistic view of learning & student development
A new alliance : continuous quality and classroom effectiveness by Mimi Wolverton( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents seven case studies and discusses the role of continuous quality improvement (CQI) in college classroom effectiveness efforts, particularly specific institutions where sustained CQI programs have affected college classroom practice, their common features, and lingering doubts about CQI. An introduction discusses general principles and philosophy, origins in mass production, Total Quality Management (TQM), and CQI's promise in education to make students the focus, classroom effectiveness the concern, and assessment a means to gain feedback for future improvement. The case studies describe seven educational organizations at six institutions (two research universities, two comprehensive universities, and two community colleges) and their attempts to move from exposure to TQM in the administrative super-structure to CQI in the classroom. The institutions are: (1) the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; (2) the College of Business at Arizona State University; (3) the College of Engineering at Arizona State University; (4) Northwest Missouri State University; (5) Samford University (Alabama); (6) Maricopa County Community College District (Arizona); and (7) Miami-Dade Community College (Florida). A summary finds that common threads among these otherwise idiosyncratic programs include either a new focus or a heightened awareness of "the customer," commitment from top administrative leadership, customized faculty development, realization that change takes time, and financial realignment. The report also addresses lingering misgivings including setting standards, benchmarking, team building, interdisciplinary issues, rewards and salary, and the long term durability of the quality movement
Quality in distance education : focus on on-line learning by Katrina Anne Meyer( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and minority faculty in the academic workplace : recruitment, retention, and academic culture by Adalberto Aguirre( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital dilemma : issues of access, cost, and quality in media-enhanced and distance education by Gerald C Van Dusen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report not only examines issues of access and equity in computer-mediated education, but also explores issues of cost, affordability, quality, and effectiveness. As policymakers and institutional planners struggle to make sense of new and emerging technology, they also must be prepared to implement statewide and federal policy reforms, standardize hardware and software configurations, affirm the social nature of learning, and preserve the quality and core values of higher education. Van Dusen discusses these and other key issues of the new digital age, offering advice and recommendations to thoughtful leaders on the "front lines" of change."--Jacket
Ensuring quality and productivity in higher education : an analysis of assessment practices by Susan M Gates( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facilitating students' collaborative writing by Bruce W Speck( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming the curriculum : preparing students for a changing world by Elizabeth A Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education outside of the academy by Jeffrey A Cantor( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HEATH national resource directory on postsecondary education and disability resource directory( )

in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating options : a resource on financial aid for students with disabilities( )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding and facilitating organizational change in the 21st century : recent research and conceptualizations by Adrianna J Kezar( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the change process by presenting a common language for change
The invisible tapestry : culture in American colleges and universities by George D Kuh( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies properties on institutional culture and the ways cultural perspectives have been used to describe college life. Examines intellectual foundations of culture, institutional subcultures and implications for practice
The art and science of classroom assessment : the missing part of pedology by Susan M Brookhart( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialization of graduate and professional students in higher education : a perilous passage? by John C Weidman( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines current challenges in graduate education, including diversity of students, peer culture, distance education, and modification of professional involvement through mentoring programs between faculty and students
Identity development of diverse populations : implications for teaching and administration in higher education by Vasti Torres( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph is focused on educating faculty and administrators about the developmental issues faced by students from different racial, ethnic, or other social groupings as they attempt to define themselves during the college years and the ways this information can enhance campus classrooms, programs, and policies. Although there is a growing body of work on how various racial, ethnic, gender and other social groups develop their identity, there has been limited synthesis or application of this literature to the practice of professionals in higher education. The authors have higher education
Cost containment in higher education : issues and recommendations by Walter A Brown( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case study of how DuPont reduced its environment footprint : the role of organizational change in sustainability by Scot B Holliday( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation examines the actions, decisions, interactions, and operations undertaken by DuPont from 1989 to 2008 that enabled it to transform into a sustainable organization. Specifically, this dissertation examines the role of organizational change in sustainability exhibited by DuPont during its change process. The researcher in this single case study uses novel theoretical lenses in order to gain insight into the role of organizational change in sustainability, including sustainability theory, organizational change theory, and organizational diagnosis theory. From 1990 to 2008, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 72% and changed its product composition from 100% chemical based to 70% chemical based (and 30% biological matter based). Two major findings of this research study were determining some of the conditions in which business strategy and sustainability support one another and the criticality of social responsibility. Once DuPont was able to embed sustainability into its business strategy, sustainability became an integrated part of its operations, products, and services. The data from this study support the conclusion that environmental footprint reduction supports social responsibility. Thus, when designing a strategy for organizational change for sustainability, one needs to first consider the needs of the people affected (e.g., customers, employees, and other stakeholder) and second the inherent role of, and impact on, the environment
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