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It can therefore be concluded that academic integrity and ethical conduct are expected of every learner in all academic procedures. The academic principle represents the honesty in coursework, as well as ethical conduct in clinical, lab, research and homework assignments and should be maintained in all academic communities.
Exercise 2- Personal values
Personal values are crucial in both our working and personal lives, in that they help shape own individual systems of beliefs which, as a result help determine our interaction with our colleagues and other people. Ones personal values are reflected in his personal goals. Experts agree that when an individual attain his personal goals, one is living his values -- leading a life that reflects his personal systems of belief.
Our personal values intensively influence how we lead personal lives, working lives and our success in businesses and work. Making a conscious and a deliberate…
Bertram, G.T. Academic integrity in the twenty-first century: A teaching and learning imperative. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2008.
Exley, H. Personal values. Watford: Exley Publications. 2002.
Kibler, W.L. Academic integrity and student development: Legal issues and policy perspectives. Asheville, N.C.: College Administration Publications. 2008.
Lipson, C. Doing honest work in college: How to prepare citations, avoid plagiarism, and achieve real academic success. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2008.
Academic Honesty in Higher Education
Academic honesty is critical for the fulfillment of the very purpose for which institutions of higher learning exist. In that regard, academic dishonesty defeats the purpose of education. However, regardless of the damage it occasions, academic dishonesty continues to be rampant in many institutions of higher learning. This text concerns itself with the issue of academic honesty in higher education.
Academic Honesty: A Concise Definition
As far as the advancement of education is concerned, the relevance of academic integrity cannot be overstated. But what exactly is academic integrity or honesty? Understanding academic honesty first calls for an understanding of that which is regarded academic misconduct. According to Kibler (as cited in Mackinnon & Associates, 2004), "academic misconduct refers to violations of rules of academic honesty or integrity, such as cheating on tests or plagiarism…" As I had already pointed out in the introductory section, academic…
Ellis, D. (2012). Becoming a Master Student (14th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Long, E.L. (1992). Higher Education as a Moral Enterprise. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press.
Mackinnon, F.J.D. & Associates (Ed.). (2004). Rentz's Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education (3rd ed.). Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.
Sutherland-Smith, W. (2008). Plagiarism, the Internet, and Student Learning: Improving Academic Integrity. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
Different scholars have provided their various definitions of academic integrity and narrowed it down to a particular concept. Some define academic integrity as an ethical policy or moral code of academia. Such include values like rigor and honesty within research and academic publishing, maintenance of academic standards and avoidance of plagiarism or cheating. Some have also defined academic integrity as an intellectual honesty; where honesty is based on formulating arguments, use of information, as well as in more activities that are linked to the search of knowledge and understanding.
Deriving academic integrity from late 18th century, it was correlated firmly to the Southern honor code. Those who were involved in monitoring were widely the students. The focus of Southern honor code was on self-esteem, power or pride. The objective was on any act that seems to promote magnification of such, meaning that academic integrity had concentrated on appearance…
The Center for Academic Integrity (2012) "Academic Integrity" American University. Retrieved May 9, 2013 from http://www1.american.edu/academics/integrity/index.htm
University Secretariat (2012) "Academic Integrity" Dalhousie University. Retrieved May 9, 2013 from http://www.dal.ca/dept/university_secretariat/academic-integrity.html
Maintaining academic honesty is an important part of the educational experience. Students study to gain the benefit of knowledge, and when they cheat they do not acquire this knowledge. For educational institutions it is important that their students gain knowledge. For the system in general, academic honesty is a key part of the system. People need to do their own work in order to get benefits, and when they cheat they undermine the entire purpose of the education system.
There have been many studies that outline the underlying factors that contribute to academic dishonesty. hile there are some basic factors like age, gender and grade point average, many contextual factors have also been identified, including the level of cheating among peers, peer disapproval of cheating, and the perceived penalties for cheating (McCabe & Trevino, 1997). Clearly, the propensity to cheat is affected by a number of…
Curasi, C. (2013) The relative influences of neutralizing behavior and subcultural values on academic dishonesty. Journal of Education for Business. Vol. 88 (3) 167-175.
McCabe, D. & Trevino, L. (1993). Academic dishonesty: Honor codes and other contextual influences. Journal of Higher Education. Vol. 64 (5) 521-538.
McCabe, D. & Trevino, L. (1997). Individual and contextual influences on academic dishonesty: A multicampus investigation. Research in Higher Education. Vol. 38 (3) 379-396
Academic Integrity Students
The importance of academic integrity for students in the criminal justice and security field can not be emphasized enough. Those who are today's students are the criminal justice and security professionals of the future. This short essay will briefly examine issues relating to honesty and integrity in criminal justice and security in the fields of government agencies, corrections, law enforcement, courts or private security. We will present three specific examples that emphasize the need for academic integrity by students going into the criminal justice and security field.
There has never been more of a need from integrity among those in the criminal justice and security field. One example of how important this is can be seen in the lack of effectiveness that the criminal justice and security field has been in dealing with issues of "power crime," that is, by white collar criminals high in the justice…
Klockars, C.B., Ivkovich, S.K., Harver, W.E., & Haberfeld, M.R. (2000). The measurement of police integrity. National Institute of Justice Research in Brief, 1-11.
Ruggiero, V., & Welch, M. (2008). Power crime. Crime Law and Social Change, 51, 3-4
, 297 -- 301.
Sellbom, M., Fischler, G., & Ben-Porath, Y.S. (2007). Identifying mmpi-2 predictors of police officer integrity and misconduct. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34(8), 985-1004.
Professors have been accused in recent years of indoctrinating rather than educating, of failing to provide balanced perspectives on controversial issues, of creating a hostile learning environment for conservative or religious students, and of injecting irrelevant political asides into class discussion and as such the statement is ostensibly meant to address the very real issues surrounding faculty classroom conduct that have arisen of late (O'Connor). As a result of these objections, many are calling for the limitation of educators and their freedom in teaching what they feel is relevant or effective. Many believe that professors jobs should be standardized so that there is a universal curriculum is offered and all students are taught the same material across the board. This would prohibit instructors from offering opinioned material or indoctrinating students into one opinion or another.
Despite the objections to academic freedom which might be justified in rare cases,…
Baruba, M. "Freedom to Teach." 11 September 2007. Inside Higher ED. Online. 7 April 2013.
Finkin, M., et al. "Freedom in the Classroom." June 2007. American Association of University Professors. Online. 6 April 2013.
Meyer, S. "Teach the Controversy." 30 March 2002. Center for Science and Culture. Online. 7 April 2013.
O'Connor, E. "AAUP To Critics: What, Us Biased?" 25 September 2007. Minding the Campus. Online. 7 April 2013.
Issues surrounding academic honesty have been around as long as academia itself; however, the recent advancement of the Internet has complicated these issues. Recent statistics from the University of Oregon indicate a fourfold increase in cheating from 1999 to 2004. And the numbers continue to rise. Recent polls found that around one-third of students admit to using technology to cheat, and many don't even see it as wrong hat do these statistics say about American society today? First of all, it's important to consider the reasons why some students cheat and others do not; this will naturally lead into modern day technology and its effects on academic honesty. Next, this essay will explore the various deterrents and punishments academic institutions have adopted to deal with student deceit. Finally, possible future developments regarding technology and the enforcement of academic honesty will be explored.
hat compels a particular student over…
Angell, L. (2006). The Relationship of Impulsiveness, Personal Efficacy, and Academic Motivation to College Cheating. College Student Journal, 118+.
Bricault, D. (2007). Legal Bases for Dealing with Academic Dishonesty. College and University, 15+.
Choong, P., & Brown, B. (2007). The Future of Academic Honesty. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 91+.
Gallant, T. (2010, 10-20). Addressing Academic Dishonesty in the Classroom and Through School Culture. Retrieved 11-30, 2010, from www.insidetheschool.com: http://www.insidetheschool.com/articles/addressing-academic-dishonesty-in-the-classroom-and-through-school-culture/
Academic Writing and APA Style and Formatting
Academic Writing, APA Style, and Format
Sociology is among the disciplines that allow individuals to explore issues affecting the society and alternatives applicable in preventing or managing their occurrence (Lipson, 2006). While analyzing the social problems, academic writing, and critical thinking skills prove effective in promoting the realization and analysis of the presented sociological issues. Critical thinking entails considerate analysis, interpretation, and presentation of information related to the concept on various sociological issues. Conversely, academic writing guides individual writing when conducting an analysis and reporting the findings related to a sociological issue in focus (Michalopoulos, 2001). Combining critical thinking skills with academic writing result in the presentation of the sociological issue in focus in the required dimension that meets the needs of the involved stakeholders (Lipson, 2006). Therefore, it is with this that the following essay presents an analysis of causes of poverty…
Cobbinah, P.B., Black, R., & Thwaites, R. (2013). Dynamics of Poverty in Developing Countries: Review of Poverty Reduction Approaches. Journal of Sustainable Development, 6(9), 125-129.
Lipson, C. (2006). Cite right: a quick guide to citation styles -- MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Michalopoulos, C. (2001). Developing countries in the WTO. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave.
NaudeA?, W.A., Paulino, A.U., & McGillivray, M. (2009). Vulnerability in developing countries. Tokyo: United Nations University Press.
Academic Level: Senior University Class: World Art Survey Instructions: 1. Choose a peace artwork give a complete description work. For: What material(s) made ?What size? Shape? Color? What depicted? Is object/work intact fragmentary? Damaged? You basically answering question "What ?" detail find.
The present work is focused on undertaking an in-depth analysis of two famous religious paintings: The Virgin and Child by Barnaba da Modena, an Italian painter from the fourteenth century, and The Elevation of the Cross by Peter Paul ubens, a seventeenth century Flemish artist and diplomat. Following, by comparison, a thorough account of the two works' features, careful observation reveals more than one interpretation.
The Virgin and Child was created by Barnaba da Modena in 1360, and is deemed Gothic in style. It depicts The Virgin Mary holding a Child Christ in her arms, and rests undamaged to this day in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. In…
Labedzki, Annette "His Most Famous Painting (The Raising of the Cross) - Paul Rubens." His Most Famous Painting (The Raising of the Cross) - Paul Rubens. 9 Jun. 2009EzineArticles.com. Web. 11 Apr. 2013
Suckale, Robert et al. Masterpieces of Western Art: A History of Art in 900 Individual Studies from the Gothic to the Present Day. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2002
Academic Competence includes a number of components that are critical for effective English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, including universal pragmatic knowledge, knowledge and skills in the target language, and background knowledge (Adamson 106). Language acquisition is achieved by making it comprehensible and significant to a person's life (Diaz-Rico 71). In order to achieve the definitive goal of English language achievement, a student must develop specific skills that will result in successful academic achievement in the classroom and that will allow a smooth transition to daily living. The ESL teacher is a critical element in effective ESL learning because the teacher provides useful meanings for English words. Upon knowledge of these new meanings, the teacher and the student must engage in collaborative efforts in order to facilitate student understanding (Diaz-Rico 71). By utilizing existing skills in the fluent language, the student will be able to build upon these language…
Adamson, H.D. (1993). Academic Competence. New York: Longman.
Clarke, M. (1980). The short circuit hypothesis of ESL reading- or when language competence interferes with reading performance. Modern Language Journal, 64(2), 203-209.
Diaz-Rico, L.T., & Weed, K.Z. (1995). The Crosscultural,
Language, and Academic Development Handbook. Massachusetts:
For many years the educational system has sought to find ways to improve academic engagement among students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Many educators have resorted to the use of token economies to encourage these students to display appropriate behavior in the classroom. The purpose of this discussion is to explore Academic Engagement and the effects of a token economy on students with emotional and behavioral disorders. This discourse will contain a literary review that will compare and contrast various studies that have been conducted pertaining to this topic.
According to Greenwood et al. (2002) academic engagement is defined as, a combination of classroom activities which include: asking and answering questions participation in tasks, writing, reading, and discussing academics. Several studies have suggested that successful academic engagement is dependent upon academic enablers. Academic enablers are "attitudes and behaviors that allow a student to participate in, and…
Abidin, R.R., & Robinson, L.L. (2002). Stress, biases, or professionalism: what drives teachers' referral judgments of students with challenging behaviors?. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 10(4), 204+. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=5001843985
Bean, T.W., Valerio, P.C., Senior, H.M., & White, F. (1999). Secondary English Students' Engagement in Reading and Writing About a Multicultural Novel. The Journal of Educational Research, 93(1), 32.
Diperna J.C., Elliott S.N., Volpe R.J.(2002) A model of academic enablers and elementary reading/language arts achievement. School Psychology Review. Volume: 31. Issue: 3. Page Number: 298+. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=5000836808
Do you feel the learner violated the university policies on academic honesty? What do you see as the academic honesty issue involved?
The PhD learner in question has clearly violated the Capella University policies on academic honesty. The learner has engaged in plagiarism, as clearly defined in the University's policy statement on academic honesty as including the "rephrasing [of] ideas of another without properly acknowledging the source" (pg. 1). The statement further clarifies that sources that require citing include "information and opinions gained through other people," which would apply directly to this particular learner's use of other student's postings. The case study presented suggests that the learner does not directly submit the papers that he purchases over the Internet, but rather that he first revises them and then submits them. This caveat may lead some to believe that he has not violated the academic honesty regulations of the…
Academic Library Quality Services
Academic Libraries are held to a higher standard because they are used by so many people for research purposes. They are utilized by college students and business people researching ideas and theories and they are utilized by doctoral students coming up with thesis subjects. eports or articles written based on things found in an academic library are important and also can be used to find information that could theoretically be considered life or death.
The following is a listing of possible things to check for quality.
Opening times -- ideally libraries should be open twenty-four/seven, but that is not possible, therefore access to library via online services should be available twenty-four/seven.
Online catalog -- should be easy to use. Patrons should be able to find information with an easy search or a more detailed search.
Inter-library loans and document delivery -- checking out a book or…
Breeding, M 2011, 'the systems librarian. Preparing for the Long-Term Digital Future of Libraries', Computers in Libraries, 31, 1, pp. 24-26, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 23 May 2011.
Emanuel, J 2011, 'Usability of the VuFind Next-Generation Online Catalog', Information Technology & Libraries, 30, 1, pp. 44-52, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 23 May 2011.
Poll, R.B., Peter te Mundt, S. Measuring Quality, Performance Measurement. (2008) K.G. Saur, Berlin, DEU.
Wolfe, J, Naylor, T, & Drueke, J 2010, 'The Role of the Academic Reference Librarian in the Learning Commons', Reference & User Services Quarterly, 50, 2, pp. 108-113, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 23 May 2011.
LibQUAL survey conducted in the year 2007 showed University Libraries students prefer face-to-face interactions with the library staff, and the students would opt for a video chat on information references to instant messaging (IM). Popularity of a media to be used for referencing is used as a character to identify main platforms of obtaining information from the libraries. E-mails, video communication, and a few webcams are also preferably used by the University students for their referencing (Cohen, L.B., pg. 13). User surveys online, and paper- based are used in the survey.
This survey also used case studies, meta- analysis, e-mail, transcript analysis, focus group interviews, participant observers and chat are utilized in the interview.
Impact on academic libraries
Different colleges have been forced to provide a wide range of information, because they provide a foundation for the students' career and readiness. The libraries hence, provide a broad range of high-quality,…
Association, a.L. (2003). Perceptions and Exceptions of User Communities and Librarians in New Zealand Academic Library. Digital Library Services.
Birchall, D. (2007). SME Manager Development in Virtual Learning Communities. Human Resource Development International.
Cohen, L. (2007). Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries. Moscow: ACLR.
Complete, B.S. (2002). The Deployment of e-Learning in UK and European Crporate Organizations . Eueopean Business Journal.
In my DARC 158 Biology of Addictions course, I was introduced to the medical side behind addictive personalities and the reasonings for addictions. Here we studied both the short- and long-term consequences of substance use and abuse as to all systems of the body. From these studies I was able to better understand the biology of addiction in dual diagnosis patients and how their psychology affects and directly impacts their addiction. This knowledge has been invaluable in my work with dual diagnosis patients, giving me the knowledge to better understand how each patient's addiction can be insidious.
My DARC 251-252 Counseling Internship solidified my decision to be a substance abuse and psychiatric counselor. Here I was given the unique opportunity to put what I have learned in the classroom to use in an actual field setting. In my internship I spent fifteen hours a week working directly with substance abuse…
Academic Writing in Action: Introduction to the Research Paper
What's something you've probably never heard of, yet you take with you everywhere? If your guess is your pancreas, you're exactly right! The pancreas is one of the most important parts of your body, because it helps turn the food we eat into energy our bodies need to live. Once we finish eating, the food goes on a long path inside our bodies called the digestive system, which you can think of as a railway. The food, which is like a train, goes into your mouth and down your throat while passing through different "stops" like the stomach and the small intestine. Although the food doesn't stop in the pancreas, the pancreas adds important things to the food and the railway it travels on to change it into energy.
There are two very important things that the pancreas does…
Students will "declare that cheating is immoral," but on the other hand they do not always "perceive plagiarism as a serious misdemeanor" (East, 71). Students tend to view success as far more important than "avoiding plagiarism," East continues. Part of the thrust for this cavalier attitude is that students' benefits are "beyond the university" and they see themselves needing to graduate and move on, East continues.
hat type of student is most likely to plagiarize? East contends that if this were known, it could help universities weed out those cheaters. But while there is "little agreement" in that regard, some studies suggest students with "high grades" might plagiarize to keep that grade point up. Others suggest students with low grades would more likely cheat, and still others believe postgraduates are "less likely to cheat because they are motivated to learn" (East, 72). The author suggests that faculty needs to make…
East, Julianne. (2010). Judging plagiarism: a problem of morality and convention. Higher Education, 59(1), 69-83.
Sikes, Pat. (2009). Will the real author come forward? Questions of ethics, plagiarism, theft and collusion in academic research writing. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 32(1), 13-24.
Yeo, Shelley. (2007). First-year university science and engineering students' understanding of plagiarism. Higher Education Research & Development, 26(2), 199-216.
This is a very positive feature of the university that sets it apart from other facilities.
I see the path to choosing my major as an experience that will build my self-esteem and allows me to understand a lot more about myself. Of all the personal development options available at the university I consider self understanding and awareness the most important. It allows the individual to find their best fit for career based not only on the degree but also on the skill set the person possesses. I have a creative mind and a strong desire to achieve something that is beyond the ordinary.
I can envision those skills being employed as an auto engineer where I will be engaged in cutting edge developments of vehicles. The type of cars I envision making will be fuel efficient and fast. It is my purpose to have these cars become very popular…
Academic Engagements With Course Materials
What are the major issues in Letty ussell's Introduction?
In Letty M. ussell's Introduction to the series of theological essays in Liberating the Word
, she expresses a need for a discussion of ways in which women and men can "liberate the word to speak the gospel in the midst of the oppressive situations of our time." Engaging in such a discussion, she writes, will provide "fresh insights" into ways to find "nonsexist interpretations" of Biblical passages and stories. This discussion is needed she believes, because feminist scholars have found "a bias in all Biblical interpretation" and those scholars call for "clear advocacy of those who are in the greatest need of God's mercy and help: the dominated victims of society."
And so, it is clear in the first few pages that ussell -- and the material to follow -- take issues with the Bible,…
Cobb, John B. Jr. 1984. The Meaning of Pluralism for Christian Self-Understanding. In Religious Pluralism, ed. L.S. Rouner, 161-179. Notre Dame, Indiana: University
Of Notre Dame Press.
Croatto, J. Severino. 1983. Biblical Hermeneutics in the Theologies of Liberation. In Irruption of the Third World: Challenge to Theology, ed. Virginia Fabella and Sergio Torres, 140-167. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books.
Eck, Diana L. 1996. Neighboring Faiths: How Will Americans Cope with Increasing Religious Diversity?" Harvard Magazine 99 (September -- October): 38-
Quite certainly, this speaks to one of the most fundamental flaws in the implementation of new management fads at the academic level. Pondiscio makes the suggestion that this is often viewed apart from the goal of raising academic standards, improving methods of pedagogy or exploring novel ways of stimulating interest at the curricular level. The assumption that only broad and sweeping change derived from external sources can bring about the necessary improvement of the educational system is highly flaws and has led to a seemingly unending cycle of critical reflection, transformation and retraction. Certainly, this implicates the life-cycle that Birnbaum invokes as a way of producing a retrospective examination of the litany of failed implementations which have preceded the present discussion.
In this regard, Birnbaum reports an argument that is both concise and blunt, and which seems to predict the path of any novel and 'sweeping' change in academic…
Birnbaum, R. (2000). The Life Cycle of Academic Fads. The Journal of Higher Education, 71(1).
Birnbaum1, R. (2000). Chapter 7: Managers and Fads. Management Fads in Higher Edcuation.
Donaldson, L. (2002). Damned by Our Own Theories: Contradictions Between Theories and Management Education. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 3(1), 96-106.
Pondiscio, R. (2010). Specializing in Educational Fads. The Core Knowledge Blog.
Following this argument, one may suggest that those opposing Burt acted unethically, acting in their interests to see a colleague who at best could be described by most as "eccentric" and by some pupils as "undesirable" fall from his place of status and security into one of disrespect and mockery (Hearnshaw, 1979). Podgor (1999) would suggest criminal fraud occurs in cases where legitimate and purposeful actions are taken that harm others and discredit one's research to the extent where the community the professional served is harmed in some important way, worthy of punishment.
This is difficult to prove however, when critics claim that the justification for Burt's supposed actions came from activities one might claim are questionable in their own right. Consider for example the morality of publishing someone's diary, or private correspondences, without permission, posthumous. This brings into question the ethical or moral argument of whether it is even…
Australian Psychological Society (2003). Code of ethics.
Carlton, VIC: Author.
Beloff, H. (1980). A balance sheet on Burt. Supplement to the Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 33, i-38.
Hearnshaw, L.S. (1979). Cyril Burt: Psychologist. Ithaca, NY:
Academic Progress Report
Introduction greatly appreciate the financial support the Foundation has son generously offered to me; without it I would not be able to attend school or complete my degree. With this financial aid, I have been able to pursue my academic and career interests without being preoccupied with my finances. As I have a family, the financial aid is not only a boon, but it is absolutely necessary for my academic and professional development. The Foundation offered me a partial tuition grant for the past three years so that I could complete my Bachelor's Degree at ABC College. I am now entering my senior year at ABC and hope to continue receiving the financial aid that I need in order to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art. I will require one more semester's worth of tuition aid. Through the following progress report, I hope to convey to…
The National Income Account of any country is used as a system of book keeping whereby the government records the extent to which the country grows in economic terms within a specified time frame. The National Income account is used as a reflection of the standard of living of the people of the country and to depict how developed and economically advanced the country really is but it can be questioned to be the authentic measure to analyze the level of the standard of living of the people. This is due to various limitations of the account.
The first limitation that can be drawn is the fact that although the National Income Account measures the level of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a country, it does not account for the differences and the distribution of the income. It gives us an overall picture of the average…
Cencini, A. (1996). Inflation and Unemployment: Contributions to New Macroeconomic Approach. Routledge Publication.
Macchiarola, F.J. (1990). International Trade: The changing role of the United States. Journal of Political Sciences.
Ruggles, R. (1956). National Income Accounts and Income Analysis. Mc-Graw Hill Publications.
Academic Argument on Faculty Perceptions of Student Disengagement in Online Learning
The emergence of technology has meant that today people are challenged every single day to accept something new in their lives on a regular basis. This is not to say that this is a bad thing, but the argument that can here is that are we really ready as a society to incorporate these new technological advancements in their day-to-day life? And it is exactly at this juncture that we face a critical issue.
hile there is no doubt that the mark of technology has been felt on every segment of our lives, no matter how trivial it may seem, the fact of the matter remains that there is currently a majority of people who are not equipped to handle this new intrusion in their lives. The reason for this can vary from the lack of acceptability to the…
A History of Online Learning. (n.d.). Retrieved from Online Education: http://seacstudentweb.org/a-history-of-online-learning.php
Kurubacak, G. (2002). Book Review: E-tivities; The Key to Achieve Online Learning by Gilly Salmon. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education,, 4 (1).
Liyan Song, E.S. (2004). Improving Online learning: Student perceptions of useful and challenging characteristics. Internet and Higher Education, 7, 59-70.
Michael W. Ward, G.P. (2010). Student and Faculty Perceptions of the Quality of Online Learning Experiences. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11 (3).
Academic Profile of Home Schooling - a Case Study
Home Schooling vs. Traditional Educational Methods
Home Schooling Methodology
Focus of the Practicum
Area of Inquiry
Home Schooling as an Alternative
Curricula and Materials Used for Home Schooling
The Success of Home Schooling
Conditions for Change
Maryland: A Legal Analysis
State Laws and Regulations - Maryland
Goulart and Travers vs. Calvert County
Home-schooled Kids Find Social Growth"
Home Schoolers in the Trenches"
Home School Academic Advantage Increases Over Time"
Home Schooling." ERIC Digest, Number 95.
The Academic Profile of Home Schoolers
The focus of this applied dissertation proposal is to examine and analyze home school families' academic environment, the institutional materials they use, and to gain an understanding of their academic success.
Prince George's County Public School System is the nineteenth largest school system in the nation with a…
Buchanan, Jim (1984). Home Instruction: A Growing Alternative to Public Schools. Monticello, IL.
Lande, Nancy (2000). Home school Open House: Interviews with 55 Home schooling Families. Bozeman, MT
Waring, Bill and Diane (1999). Emerald Books: A look back on what they learned along the way by veteran home schooling parents of varying approaches.
The importance of a strong opening and closing, practicing, staying organized and focused and taking the stage with confidence are skills that I continue to apply in my class presentations.
At times my classes, especially the General Education classes, have been quite challenging. Having proven to myself that I have the intellectual capacity, discipline and drive to pass these classes, I am inspired and encouraged when presented with some of the challenges of life. A significant aspect of a college education is developing critical reasoning. It is not so much to memorize facts and figures, but to be able to penetrate ideas and concepts and extract their essence. Understanding the way mechanisms work is a sine-qua-non condition of gaining the ability to deconstruct ideas and theories and applying them to one's personal and professional life. It is through this kind of individualized approach, I believe, that higher education is particularly…
Academics, Athletics, And Good Moral Character
I am only seventeen years old, and yet, I feel that I have much more life experience than most of the kids my age. In addition to school, my life has been shaped by events such as domestic abuse, the death of a classmate and a strong mother whose influence, determination and hard work have given my life structure.
For the past four years, I have received an outstanding education from St. Ignatius, which places a premium on academics, athletics, and good moral character. I have learned a lot as a student at St. Ignatius and continue to work hard to hone my academic skills and improve my GPA. Senior year has been my most enjoyable so far, particularly in terms of my stimulating classes. Classes such as give class and give class have been particularly enjoyable for me, and I am looking forward…
Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
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My mother has, and continues to have, an enormous impact in my life. My family has not had the smoothest of runs, but all through, mum has managed to demonstrate calmness, contentment, peace, integrity, empathy, perseverance, and compassion even in the face of enormous life challenges. She has always maintained an open mind, an open heart, humor, and joy even when she's going through the toughest of challenges; and even when it does not seem okay, she still wears a smile, and says 'it will be okay'. To her, this…
Academic Strategies for the Business Professional
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Develop your own Career Action Plan based on information you have gained in this course. Consider information from course Readings, Assignments, career research, the informational interview, and the LASS assessment.
Career Action Plan:
Take some time to think seriously about where you would like to be in your future career and how you will get there. Once you have generated some ideas, complete the short-term and long-term information, and respond to all items listed below:
Short-Term Educational Goal (approximately 2 years or less):
Your short-term educational goal should be a goal that you can realistically accomplish in approximately 2 years or less. Focus on a goal that…
III. Your Weaknesses: What skills and/or experiences will you need to gain in order to ensure that you will achieve this goal? TIP: You might visit the O*Net Online ™ to see what kinds of skills are required in your career field. (minimum 5 complete sentences)
I need to learn more how to operate computers. Specifically, computers programmed with accounting software. This means I have to learn how to use programs that analyze, store, and record data. I need to learn how to code documents in accordance to a firm's procedures. I need to learn about compliance with federal and state regulations (Onetonline.org, 2014).
IV. Your Plan: What are some of the obstacles or challenges you might encounter as you work towards achieving this goal (refer back to your weaknesses)? How will
Women may want to explore problems more through verbal communication than men. By discussing a problem, women find that they are able to explore solutions, strengthen relationships and be more involved with the person whom they are talking with. Women may feel more connected or feel more alone depending on how they are dealing with a situation.
Men are the opposite. A lot of men see dealing with problems as a way of showing how smart they are. They want to solve the problem and move on to the next problem -- no hassles. Men are more able to put their own feelings aside and take control of the situation by assuming authority in a problem solving process. Men seem to be distracted by the fact that they want to solve a problem and thus the quality of the way in which they solve the problem oftentimes is lacking.
Connor, Michael G. "Understanding the Difference Between Men and Women." Oregon
Counseling. 2010. Retrieved on September 5, 2010, from the Website:
Academic Journal Entry
I feel as if I acquired several valuable lessons from the first several chapters of the text. The following sections will illustrate some of the points that I felt that were the most relevant to me. One of the most influential sections came at the beginning and helped me to understand what a foundation for a human resource strategy might look like. It is important in my opinion, above all else, to be proactive in employee relationships so that you can foster an environment in which the human resource department can serve as a cornerstone of the organization rather than some distant alien force that only swoops in when there is a major problem.
First of all, I liked the notion of human capital and how it applies to an overall, most holistic approach to a Human Resource strategy. There seem to be two approaches…
It is widely accepted in literature that this is a significant threat, as the education establishment is unable to control the conditions in which exams are taken (Cluskey et al. 2011; Yates and Beaudrie, 2009; Lanier, 2006). However, the potential for cheating does not necessarily mean it is occurring. The research by Yates and Beaudrie, (2009) compared the results achieved by students who were assessed within a proctored environment, and students who undertook non-proctor and assessment online. The results were interesting, comparing 406 traditional students, with 444 online students, the research indicated that there was no significant difference in the grades that were achieved, arguing that this does not substantiate the worries found in other literature that cheating is taking place. The assessment is utilized argued that online testing is a viable approach. However, it maybe argued that this conclusion has a significant flaw, as an underlying assumption is that…
Education, Vol. 23, No. 2, April 2009: pp. 1 -- 14
Cluskey, G.R. Jr.; Ehlen, Craig R; Raiborn, Mitchell H, (2011), Thwarting online exam cheating without proctor supervision, Journal of Academic and Business Ethics, 4, 1-7.
Lanier, Mark M, (2006), Academic Integrity and Distance Learning, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 17(2), 244-261
Yates, Ronald W; Beaudrie, Brian, (2009), the Impact of Online Assessment on Grades in Community College Distance Education Mathematics Courses, the American Journal of Distance Education, 23: 62 -- 70, 2009
Describes potential WMD threat from Andean eligious Fighters
Two-Step Operations Plan
Prevent the attack
Threat is nebulous
Threat is well organized
esponse to the attack
esponse follows the adage that no battle plan survives the first shot
esponse is predictable based on known lethality of agent
Threat is real and represents a legitimate threat to national security
Threat demands immediate and stepped-up response
Pursue step one more aggressively
Coordinate step two with local first responders in the interim
Office of Counterterrorism
M EMO A NDUM
Counter Terrorist Unit
Supervisor, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Identified Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat
Based on credible reports from local nationals, in-country and airborne surveillance, there is reason to believe that approximately one dozen fringe members of the Andean egional Freedom Fighters (AFF) have acquired a large quantity of sarin, which is classified as a weapon of mass…
Davis, L.E., Latourrette, T., Mosher, D.E., Davis, L.M. & Howell, D.R. (2003). Individual preparedness and response to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacks. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.
Hood, E. (2001, November). The Tokyo attacks in retrospect: Sarin leads to memory loss.
Environmental Health Perspectives, 109(11), 542.
McCarthy, D. (2001, Fall). Waging war. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, 16(3),
In addition to that, the libraries also had to launch various training programs in order to ensure that their employees possess the appropriate skills that are being required by the operations and activities of the organization. (Foo, Chaudry, Majid & Logan, 2002)
Changing Demands of Users
Due to a significant change in the academic environment, an ever increasing emphasis was laid down on group work and self-study. The students, therefore, started looking for online information in the academic libraries. The libraries faced a challenge of increased consumer demand and had to work on customer services and proper and timely availability of information. The libraries needed to provide the consumers with user friendly services. They also had to analyze the changes in consumer demands and had to provide the services that best fit the requirements of changing academic world. (Maponya, 2004)
The academic libraries are an important component and information…
Borgman, C. Central Technological University Library (CTK), (2000). Challenges for academic libraries in the networked world (UDC 027.7:004.738). Retrieved from Central Technological University Library (CTK) website: http://www.ctk.uni-lj.si/publikacije/2002/posvet2002-borgman.pdf
Foo, S., Chaudry, a.S., Majid, S.M., & Logan, E. School of Communication and Information, Division of Information Studies. (2002). Academic libraries in transition -- challenges ahead. Retrieved from School of Communication and Information website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/sfoo/publications/2002/02wls_fmt.pdf
Maponya, P.M. School of Human and Social Studies, Information Studies Programme. (2004). Knowledge management practices in academic libraries: a case study of the university of natal, Pietermaritzburg libraries . Retrieved from School of Human and Social Studies website: http://mapule276883.pbworks.com/f/Knowledge management practices in academic libraries.pdf
academic environment students are under extreme pressure to turn assignments in on time as well and to get good grades on those assignments. Under these conditions students will often choose the path of least resistance or the easy way out and plagiarize from some document. In this essay we will briefly examine what plagiarism is and the challenges students face when attempting to avoid plagiarism. Ultimately it will be apparent that the majority of students plagiarize unintentionally and often to their great distress. While plagiarism is a serious concern, stemming the tide will require student education combined with institutional vigilance. Consequently, it is very difficult for untrained students to avoid plagiarism.
While there are many technical definitions of plagiarism, Academic Integrity (2011) suggests that plagiarism involves many variant and diverse types of behaviors. These behaviors range from the actual copying of text from another location for use in the students…
Academic Integrity for Students (2011). Retrieved from http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/content.php?pid=62200&sid=457755
Davis, S.F., Grover, C.A., Becker, A.H., & McGregor, L. N (1992). ' Academic Dishonesty',
Teaching of Psychology, 19 (1):16-20.
I am amused when I remember my first dance lesson, and the pressure I felt until then because I was practically afraid of interacting with people I did not know. Gradually I learnt that my fear had not been justified and I even became a very sociable person thanks to the fact that I entered the world of break dancing. Not only did I learn how to dance consequent to having become accustomed with this new style of living, but I have also learnt how motivation can be a great helper in any situation. In addition to constantly improving my dance techniques, I also began to get better grades and to become more interested in accumulating information.
It is very probable that break dancing has also gotten me to apply and to be accepted at the University of California San Diego's California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS).…
Academic Interests in Attending Trinity College
Thank you in advance for your consideration of my application to become enrolled at Trinity College. I am confident that I am qualified, and if successful in my application, I am certain I will be a productive, active, and worthy contributor to the campus community.
My interest in acquired wisdom past and present runs as deep as a river. My curiosity leads me to investigate the history of subjects that fascinate me and tug at my brain -- like a child tugging at my sleeve -- for additional knowledge. Art history is among the subjects that I am passionate about exploring. The very thought of being in a classroom with Professor Gordon, or Professor Raether, learning about European art and the development of styles and formats in the 18th and 19th Centuries, brings a smile to my face.
I certainly hope and…
It aims to serve a wide range of fields, and show the application of philosophy to case studies as well as more esoteric subjects. For example, one of its most recent special editions was called "The art of the unseen: Three challenges for racial profiling," and focused upon the politics as well as the philosophy of race in law enforcement in the U.S. An article on "acial profiling and background injustice" explored the idea as to whether background injustice compounded the injustices of profiling an individual based on his or her race. This suggests it would be suitable for my proposed article, which details the ethical and practical concerns of 'revolving door' politics in the U.S., where objective decisions are compromised because of the close relationship between members of industry and government decision-makers. The journal is especially interested in profiling topics of current interest, and because of increased scrutiny about…
Bou-Habib, Paul. (2012). Racial Profiling and background injustice. The Journal of Ethics,
15, (1-2): 33-46. Retrieved:
Contents. (2012). Journal of Management. Retrieved:
I see myself, either working for a company, or perhaps embarking upon my own new business and making diversity education a critical part of the workplace environment. Continuing international education must be a cornerstone of every competitive company. To do business with the world, it is necessary to be fluent in a variety of languages, cultural assumptions, and issues that transcend borders.
Given the environmental concern that has risen in the past decade, making ethical treatment of the environment by industry must also be a priority of an organization. This is sound business sense as well as ethics, as is evident by the success of companies such as Toyota. Toyota's use of hybrid technology has enabled it to gain an edge on its competition. Thinking outside the box, thinking about what the world will look like in the future, a maintaining a balance between self-interest, shareholder profits and sustainability will…
academic quality sources ( play film) margins 1 inch ( left) 12 point Times New Roman Arial font document sources cite APA format .
The story of Oedipus has pervaded out society and has come to provide a great deal of individuals with more information regarding thinking in Ancient Greece. Sophocles designed the story so as for audiences to gain a complex understanding of the tragic irony unfolding as the storyline progresses. The ancient Greek tragedian told the story of a young individual who becomes addicted to material values and unknowingly comes to murder his father, marry his mother, and eventually ends up being both brother and father to his children. Irony is one of the principal concepts dominating the play and it makes it possible for audiences to express little to no surprise regarding how the storyline unfolds. Oedipus' father is the person responsible for triggering a series of…
Chandran, Narayana K. "Texts And Their Worlds Ii," (Foundation Books)
Ormand, Kirk, "A Companion to Sophocles," (John Wiley & Sons, 06.03.2012)
Shmoop, "Oedipus the King: Shmoop Literature Guide," (Shmoop University Inc., 11.07.2010)
Sophocles, "Oedipus Rex," (Univ of Wisconsin Press, 19.05.2011)
academic articles supplied subject website (Articles 1, 2-3).
There are myriad issues regarding the maintaining of professional boundaries and dual relationships for practitioners of natural medicine. Essentially, practitioners are attempting to establish and preserve a relationship with clients that falls between a pair of extremes, best summarized as "a continuum, ranging from disengagement (rigid, inflexible boundaries/guidelines) to enmeshment (flexibility to the point of diffuseness) with a large grey area in between that is notoriously ambiguous and dependent upon the counselor" (No author, 2010). Their charge, therefore, is to attempt to remain tractable while not becoming too much so. They must attempt to establish clear guidelines for their relationship in which professionalism is maintained. However, they must not do so at the expense of alienating the client -- which can certainly occur without a good deal of temperance on the part of the practitioner.
The way to achieving this degree of…
No author (2010). "The role of boundaries in counseling." The Australian Insitute of Professional Counselors. Retrieved from http://www.aipc.net.au/articles/?p=161
Nickel, M. (2004). "Professional boundaries: The dilemma of dual & multiple relationships in rural clinical practice." Counseling and Clinical Psychology Journal. 1 (1): 17-24.
Zur, O. (2004). To Cross or Not to Cross: Do boundaries in therapy protect or harm.
Psychotherapy Bulletin, 39 (3), 27-32.
Academic Hospital and Western Hospital merged, there have been some minor adjustments that have been made for services that were eliminated in each facility. While Academic Hospital eliminated its small maternity service, Western Hospital eliminated most of its internal laboratory, to make a difference in the profit, they are still owned by one parent organization, yet they are still two separate profit centers, with their own policies, procedures, and profits for those procedures. However, lately there has been some problems that came about when Western Hospital demanded a reduction in what the facility was charging for the laboratory work associated with an Amniocentesis Test that give about 300 times a year. This procedure was always executed in the outpatient department at Western Hospital on a normal basis, but after the amalgamation with the two facilities most of the laboratory work for this type of test has been performed by the…
CliffNotes. (n.d.). Cost behavior, Retrieved from http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/study_guide/Cost-Behavior.topicArticleId-21248,articleId-21228.html?citation=true
College Accounting Coach. (2006). Cost behaviors: define variable, fixed and mixed cost. Retrieved from http://basiccollegeaccounting.com/cost-behaviors-define-variable-fixed-and-mixed-cost/
The Encouraging Appropriate Behavior Specific Praise strategy is based on delivering positive reinforcement in the form of either verbal or written praise. It can help to foster desirable and appropriate relationships between students and instructors, and requires pedagogues to utilize a number of timely plaudits that are related to specific actions and academic behaviors for students. This strategy would be of immense benefit to Sam since he has a lengthy history of underachieving, and it would behoove him to gain attention in a classroom setting that is rewarding and for positive, on-task behaviors. Implementing this strategy with Sam would likely require utilizing a variation of types of praise with "other forms of behavior and reinforcement strategies" (Curran and the Iris Center, 2003, p. 6) since he is not used to approbation.
Criterion specific rewards serve as a preemptive means of "managing classroom behavior" ( Curran and the…
Curran, C and the Iris Center. (2003). Encouraging appropriate behavior. The Iris Center. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/pdf_case_studies/ics_encappbeh.pdf
Tenure -- Literature Review
Academic tenure is a system that many universities and colleges use to protect a senior academic's contractual right to a lifetime job unless terminated for just cause. It is typically reserved for academics who have made Assistant or Full Professor, and requires following a strict hierarchical rubric that demonstrates a strong record of published research, teaching, and administrative services. Most institutions allow for a certain period of time to establish this record; although there are a number of non-tenure track positions still available within the university system (Adjust Professor, Lecturer, Research Professor, etc.) (Amacher, 2004). The idea of academic tenure, at least in the United States, is primarily intended to guarantee the right to academic freedom, in that it protects the academic when they publish or dissent from prevailing or common opinion, or spend time and research on topics that may be politically unfashionable or controversial.…
Board of Regents of State Colleges v. Roth, 408 U.S. 564 (U.S. Supreme Court June 29, 1972).
Perry v. Sindermann, 408 U.S. 593 (U.S. Supreme June 29, 1972).
Percent of Teachers with Tenure. (2008, June). Retrieved March 2011, from Department of Education Statistics: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/tables/dt08_264.asp
Issues in Higher Education. (2011, January). Retrieved March 2011, from American Association of University Professors: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/issues/
move from a movie! my gymnastics coach told me, his eyes agape. "That was a mean tumbling pass!" I blushed. It had been a long time goal for me to become a police officer so that I would be able to apply my physical strength to a challenging career. While I always loved playing and watching sports like football and baseball, I didn't see professional athletics in my future. And while I enjoyed and excelled at the sciences in high school enough to make lab work my chosen major, I also didn't want to delve into hard science as a potential future career. I realized quite a long time ago that working for the police force would enable me to combine my talents and strengths while helping others and contributing something to my community. Furthermore, as a native New Yorker, my desire to be a cop is made all the…
Therapist Name: Case Name/#:
Reason for Referral:
The client is an eight-year-old female who may not have be making adequate academic progress consistent with her age and grade level. She is currently in the third grade. The client was assessed over two sessions.
Clinical concerns: Difficulty in school/with academic progress.
Clinical concerns: Possible learning disability.
Clinical concerns: Reading difficulties.
Clinical concerns: Client potentially not motivated to perform in class.
Clinical concerns: Rule out depression and/or anxiety.
Jailah was born on September 11, 2007. Jailah is the third child and a sibship of five. According to her mother Jailah is of Hispanic and African-American descent. Her native language is English.
With respect to her family Jailah has three sisters ages 16 years old, 14 years old, and five years old. She also has a younger brother age seven years old. The children the family have three different fathers.…
As a screenwriter and filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino has long been considered the ultimate auteur. His style and content are uniquely his own and are marked by edgy, graphic content along with fast, memorable dialogue. There is a rapt attention paid to pop culture and popular slang that all of Tarantino's films bear, and of late his films have paid attention to dark historical events. Inglourious Basterds (2011) focused on World War II and the multiple forms of carnage that this event encompassed. Django Unchained marks yet another foray of Tarantino into one of America's blackest historical marks: slavery. Like Basterds, Tarantino puts his unique stamp on this dreary historical subject by couching it from a unique and meaningful perspective: he portrays the events of slavery with the imprint of a slave who becomes a type of bounty hunter, and kills white men. This is strongly evocative of the…
Denby, D. (2013, January 22). "Django Unchained": PUT-ON, REVENGE, AND THE AESTHETICS OF TRASH. Retrieved from Newyorker.com: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2013/01/django-unchained-reviewed-tarantinos-crap-masterpiece.html
Foster, G. (2004, May). Intersectionality, Worldwide and Other Pages. Retrieved from Udayton.edu: http://academic.udayton.edu/race/02rights/slavery06a.htm
Tarantino, Q. (Director). (2012). Django Unchained [Motion Picture].
Academic and Professional Development
A scholar-practitioner in clinical research administration is someone who can actively apply academic research to his or her mindful practice in the field and affect the lives of patients in a positive way and who can also use clinical knowledge, experience, and wisdom to inform his or her academic practice. In other words, he or she can enjoy 'the best of both worlds' and merge practice and theory. The practice of medicine is ultimately designed to help people in the real world, so there should always be a dialogue or permeable relationship between scholarship and research. The clinical research administrator embodies this ideal. I see this in my own work and also the work of others. One of the strengths of master's level research is that it enables a nurse to function both as a scholar and also to continue to work effectively in the field…
cademic Plan and Stipend
Before I begin with the purpose of my letter, I would first like to thank you and your entire organization for their time and generosity. Your organization has been instrumental in providing my son with a quality education that will set the foundation for his future. s we are all aware, the rising cost of education places a large financial burden on families around the world. The scholarship you have awarded my son, has in large part, alleviated this concern for me as a father. The benefits of your generosity are as difficult to enumerate as they are to put in words. Thank you so much.
However, some complications have arisen in regards to my son's scholarship that I believe, warrant your attention. First, my son's monthly stipend was withheld due to his inability to submit his graduation plan. My son however explained over the phone…
As a father, I am asking MSAD to stop withholding his monthly stipend as we have discussed the issue of the graduation plan over the phone with one of your representatives. MSAD has received a letter of acceptance from the business school. My son will also be getting his academic plan for his advisor indicating his graduation date of spring 2014.
In addition, I ask if the organization could support my son emotionally as he continues that difficult period in his life as a student and adult. Your support as an institution will be instrumental in allowing my son to graduate on time.
I again, don't want to make this letter accusatory in anyway whatsoever. I admire and thank MSAD for their help in this difficult period for my son. I just would like to help strength the relationship my son has with the organization in a manner that is beneficial for both parties involved. Thank you so much for your help.
Academic Outcomes of Children With ADHD
ADHD Literature eview
Improving the Academic Outcomes of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Improving the Academic Outcomes of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2014) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition recognizable by attention deficits, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that manifest across multiple settings. The most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) describes ADHD as consisting of inattention, and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity, severe enough to interfere with day-to-day functioning and development. Common symptoms of inattention include poor listening skills, frequent mistakes, disorganized, avoidance of mentally challenging tasks, distracted, and forgetful. Hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms include fidgeting, inappropriate physical activity, excessive talking, interrupting others, and an inability to play quietly. Children suffering from ADHD would therefore have a difficult time succeeding academically.
If ADHD were rare this would not be a significant…
CDC. (2013). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Data & statistics. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html .
CDC. (2014). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Symptoms and diagnosis. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html .
Dang, M.T., Warrington, D., Tung, T., Baker, D., & Pan, R.J. (2007). A school-based approach to early identification and management of students with ADHD. Journal of School Nursing, 23(1), 2-12.
DuPaul, G., & Power, T.J. (2008). Improving school outcomes for students with ADHD: Using the right strategies in the context of the right relationships. Journal of Attention Disorders, 11(5), 519-21.
In academic institutions throughout the world, there are systems of codes which dictate how administration expects the student bodies to behave. These codes can be different based upon the specific rules of the institution in question. Some have clothing rules, others alcohol or narcotic rules, but there are certain dictums which are more universal. Many schools have rules which dictate that students must behave in ways which the institution considers to be honorable. These honor codes can include different components, but it is primarily a pledge against cheating in any sense of the word. Students in many institutions must sign honor pledges wherein they promise that they will not cheat on their assignments or their examinations. Also, if they are witness to any dishonesty on the part of their classmates, then they are responsible for revealing that duplicity to members of the staff or administration. The students pledge…
McCabe, Donald L. "It Takes a Village: Academic Dishonesty and Educational Opportunity."
Ed. Rottenberg, Annette T., and Donna Haisty Winchell. Elements of Argument: A Text
and Reader. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2012. Print.
Rawe, Julie. "Battling Term-Paper Cheats." Ed. Rottenberg, Annette T., and Donna Haisty
n fact, the Court distinguished between Pickering's rights as citizen and his rights as an employee of an institution. Subsequent related Supreme Court decisions have continued to distinguish between an employee's rights as a citizen vs. The member of an institution (243).
2. What requirements must be observed in the awarding of rank, tenure, and salaries?
"Wide discretion" is offered to public and private institutes of higher learning regarding the awarding of rank, tenure, and salaries (213). The Courts are "less likely to become involved in disputes concerning the substance of standards" than the way those standards are enforced (214). nstitutions are constrained by First and Fourteenth Amendment considerations and due process of law. Vagueness and overbreath decisions also impact an institution's decision for awarding (or denying) rank, tenure, and salaries: decisions must…
In public institutions, tenure and other issues related to employee or staff status are irrelevant because of equal protection guarantees embedded in the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment right to free expression may be constrained by institutional concerns such as possible impediments to the educational mission of the school. For example, in Pickering v. Board of Education (1968) the Supreme Court found in favor of the state institution when "maintaining an efficient educational system" is a priority (240). In fact, the Court distinguished between Pickering's rights as citizen and his rights as an employee of an institution. Subsequent related Supreme Court decisions have continued to distinguish between an employee's rights as a citizen vs. The member of an institution (243).
2. What requirements must be observed in the awarding of rank, tenure, and salaries?
"Wide discretion" is offered to public and private institutes of higher learning regarding the awarding of rank, tenure, and salaries (213). The Courts are "less likely to become involved in disputes concerning the substance of standards" than the way those standards are enforced (214). Institutions are constrained by First and Fourteenth Amendment considerations and due process of law. Vagueness and overbreath decisions also impact an institution's decision for awarding (or denying) rank, tenure, and salaries: decisions must be based on clear institutional guidelines.
It needs to be well understood because just like knowledge, ingorance cannot be talked about without basing on some individual or group. It should therfore be negotiated soically because it is socially constructed. Ignorance is treated indiscriminately and unitary whereby terms like uncertainity, ambiguity and vagueness are considered synonymous by most writing on disaster.Turner together with several other writers in the fields of disasters and hazards refer to about three ignorance senses consisting of distortion which he also calls misinformation, incompleteness and irrelevance whereby relevant information is discounted and overlooked. In order to prevent disasters, there are various ways in information which would be need is classified. The things which are not known; what is known but not entirely appreciated; something which someone knows but does not present it collectively with other information in a timely manner when there will be realization of its significance and action of its message…
Auf der Heide, E. (1989). Disaster Response: Principles of Preparation and Coordination. St.
Louis: C.R. Mosely.
Britton, N. (1999). Whither the emergency manager?" International Journal of Mass
Emergencies and Disaster, 17(3), 223-36.
(McGannon, Carey and Dimmitt, 2005)
To address this need in the field of school counseling, the CSCOR has developed the National Panel for School Counseling Evidence-ased Practice, which is composed of school counseling educators and practitioners who have been identified as experts in the field. Panel members are currently evaluating existing methods of evidence-based practice by reviewing the research literature so that they may establish rules of evidence to determine whether a practice can be identified as evidence-based. The panel is identifying rules for judging strong evidence, identifying needed research, and communicating their findings to other practitioners and researchers. (McGannon, Carey, and Dimmitt, 2005)
The work of Jeremy M. Linton entitled: "Perceived Therapeutic Qualities of Counselor Trainees with Disabilities" states that a learning disability (LD) is present when the person's achievement in a specific academic area is significantly below the level expected for age, schooling, and level of intelligence. In…
Carey, John; Dimmitt, Carey McGannon, and Carey, Wendy (2005) the Current Status of School Counseling Outcome Research. School of Education - University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Research Monograph, Number 2, May 2005.
Problem Solving and RTI: New Roles for School Psychologists by Andrea Canter, 2006, February, Communique, 34(5). Available from www.nasponline.org
Linton, Jeremy M. (1999) Perceived Therapeutic Qualities of Counselor Trainees with Disabilities. Journal of Instructional Psychology March 1999.
Elbaum, Batya; and Vaughn, Sharon (2008) Can School-Based Interventions Enhance the Self-Concept of Students with Learning Disabilities? National Center for Learning Disabilities. 2008. online available at http://www.ncld.org/content/view/518/
Athletics and Academics
In the current economic climate of the United States, public institutions are finding themselves having to make harsher and harsher budget cuts. Teaching positions are minimized, class sizes are increased, and fees are rising to nearly unaffordable regions. The English Department at a certain university or high school may drop from twenty-five professors to a dozen or so. It is the harsh reality of living in an era of economic downturn. However, even as the college school would lose more and more financial assistance from the government, athletic programs at schools continue to expand and provide more and more incentives for prospective recruits. This is symptomatic of a flawed philosophy in college institutions: the ability to perform athletic skills has more importance than the ability to think. This perspective not only jades the graduating classes but teaches the wrong principles for when a student needs to learn…
Larimore, David (2007). "Non-Economic Societal Impacts of Intercollegiate Athletics." The
Sport Journal. United States Sports Academy.
Meier, K.J., Eller, W.S., Marchbanks III, M.P., Robinson, S., Polinard, J.L., Wrinkle, R.D.
(2004). "A Lingering Question of Priorities: Athletic Budgets and Academic Performance Revisited. Review of Policy Research," 21(6), 799 -- 807. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier.
Social: Personal -- Obesity Academic Subject: Health Possible academic topics: Is obesity a health epidemic? Has treatments obesity successful? How food environment affected obesity? Unit II Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 hen engaging academic writing, determine purpose analyze audience academic writing, begin academic language, exhibits common features mentioned LBCH Chapter 10
Obesity -- one of the most horrible health epidemics today
There is presently much controversy regarding obesity and its current status, as while many prefer to believe that it is an isolated condition, others consider that it is a health epidemic. Society is generally inclined to neglect obesity and considers malnutrition to be much more important in comparison to it. More and more parts of the world are affected by the malady and it is gradually becoming obvious that the masses need to get actively involved in combating it using any means they have available. Many tend to believe…
Brody, Jane E., "Attacking the Obesity Epidemic by First Figuring Out Its Cause," NY Times Website: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/health/13brody.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Neergaard, Lauran, "No end to U.S. obesity epidemic, forecast shows," Retrieved November 27, 2012, from the MSNBC Website: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47324248/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/t/no-end-us-obesity-epidemic-forecast-shows/#.ULTak6y6dHU
Clinical vs. Academic Study in Medicine
One of the most fascinating subjects of today is undoubtedly medicine, and all the science, pactice, o theoy that comes with it. It is vital fo new doctos to become accustomed quickly with suoundings in a hospital, fo example, and to know how to teat patients o diagnose them in a matte of minutes; but it is also vital fo them to have a base of academic knowledge on which to ely at all times. These two factos, then, can help shape an individual as a physician and ende him o he capable o incapable of being successful in the field. This pape will thus speak about why both clinical and academic studies ae necessay fo a successful medical caee, as well as what balance can be stuck between the two to ensue optimal leaning.
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references taken from: No Author. (2011). Study Medicine At Oxford: Course Structure. [Online]. Available: http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/medicine/pre-clinical/structure . Accessed: 18 October 2011. Updated October 2011. ]
Balance, as seen above, is quite important, and, as seen above, each type of study structure has its advantages. One is therefore left to conclude that medicine should always consider a balanced approach between clinical and academic study, for without one, the other will not work well and a doctor will neither work at his or her full potential, nor be successful in his or her profession.
Following is the plan that I intend to pursue in coming five years of my academic life. A s currently I am enrolled in Bachelors academic program, I intend to accomplish Master's degree in coming three years. Prior to applying for the postgraduate program, I plan to take up a job in a medium sized organization so as to gain some professional experience. This will aid in the development of practical know how regarding the organizational management field. Having gained an experience of a year in a management firm, I shall complete my thesis work for the postgraduate degree. Having successfully accomplished postgraduate level of studies, I then plan to pursue doctors in organizational development. Concluding, I intend to achieve highest possible academic degree in the field of organizational management with specific focus on organizational development (OD).
My personal goals are in consistency with…
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I am writing this appeal with the main purpose of explaining the circumstances that influenced my academic performance. At the outset, please consider the trying conditions under which I completed the academic work, rather than as an excuse for the dismal grades.
I had a very challenging time in the preceding semester, and as a result, my grades suffered. My mother, a sickle cell patient became very ill in the middle of the first semester, which sadly led to her demise. Whilst my mother was ill, I found it very difficult to find ample time to work. I was forced to take breaks and head home during the weekend, and during school days to make certain that my siblings were taken care of in terms of meals and clean clothing. I had to attend home routines and domestic tasks. These forced undertakings left me with little time for studying and…
This is in contrast to making an argument about who to vote for in the upcoming election campaign with a fellow student or the professor in a political science class, where one is more apt to use logic and reasoned discourse, rather than emotion to sway someone to one's position.
Thus, although the usual distinction between academic and everyday intelligence is that one is more dependant upon innate intelligence or ability, and the other more upon learned and acquired behaviors through custom, Sternberg may be wrong, and the main difference may be that everyday intelligence depends upon memory, emotions, kinesthetic or bodily intelligence, and simply upon differently acquired facts and skills than does academic intelligence. A professor of mathematics and a construction worker both depend upon past, acquired knowledge, just in different spheres, and make use of different skills -- one may use the mind more and the body less,…