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George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Works: 32 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 5,260 library holdings
Genres: Directories  Periodicals  Case studies 
Classifications: LB2331.63, 378.16
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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 648 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 547 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 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new alliance : continuous quality and classroom effectiveness by Mimi Wolverton( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 444 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
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 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quality in distance education : focus on on-line learning by Katrina Anne Meyer( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 391 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 370 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
Understanding and facilitating organizational change in the 21st century : recent research and conceptualizations by Adrianna J Kezar( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the change process by presenting a common language for change
Facilitating students' collaborative writing by Bruce W Speck( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 343 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 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible tapestry : culture in American colleges and universities by George D Kuh( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 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
Experiential learning in higher education : linking classroom and community by Jeffrey A Cantor( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report reviews the literature and research on the use of experiential learning in higher education, focusing on classroom-community linkages. It defines experiential learning and reviews the current employment of experiential learning in higher education. An introductory section explains the politics and policy issues of experiential learning at the higher education level and describes predominant forms of experiential education, current levels of participation, a conceptual framework, and administrative issues and concerns. The next two sections discuss the issues in programs using experiential learning in the arts and humanities, social sciences, health care, social work, science and engineering, business education, and technology programs. The fourth section focuses on experiential learning in the context of service learning with emphasis on the linking of theory and practice and cross disciplinary pedagogical and instructional issues. The fifth section reviews cooperative education initiatives which link classroom and community for benefits for faculty, community, students, and businesses. The final section provides a synthesis of successful practices. This section stresses the importance of a systematic approach to designing experiential learning activities, program administration, and evaluation
Cost containment in higher education : issues and recommendations by Walter A Brown( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 2 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
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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