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The Role of the Executive Vice President in Higher Education

Description: The primary purpose of this investigation was to identify and describe the current role of the executive vice president in higher education. The subpurposes of the study were to determine (1) the duties of the executive vice president, (2) the decision-making responsibilities associated with the position, (3) the degree of agreement between presidents, executive vice presidents, and written documents regarding the duties of the office, and (4) the extent of numerical increase or decrease of the position. An analysis of the findings led to the following conclusions that (1) there is close agreement between presidents and executive vice presidents regarding the duties and requirements of the position of executive vice president; (2) there is little agreement between presidents of differing types and sizes of institutions and between vice presidents of such differing institutions; (3) a majority of institutions have written job descriptions for the position but few of these documents actually describe the position with detail; (4) this study also generated a composite job description; and (5) finally, demonstrates that the position of executive vice president has grown at a significant rate over the past decade.
Date: May 1980
Creator: Read, Donald Lloyd.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Previous Public Senior High School Physical Education on Experiences of Freshman Girls Enrolled at North Texas State College for the Spring Semester, 1960, with Recommendations for the Curriculum in the Area of Physical Education for Service Classes at North Texas State College

Description: The investigator became interested in the question, "What is the typical high school background in physical education of freshman girls enrolled in Texas colleges." The investigator was particularly interested in the background of freshman girls enrolled in North Texas State College. On the basis of the above interest, the investigator undertook a study of the previous public senior high school experiences in physical education of freshman girls enrolled at North Texas State College for the spring semester, 1960, with recommendations for the curriculum in the area of physical education for the college service classes.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Curtis, Joyce Mae
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Lincoln-Douglas Debate in the State of Texas

Description: This study traces the development of Lincoln-Douglas debate in Texas. The history of this type of debate from the Great Debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas to the Reagan-Mondale debates is considered. In addition, the merits of this type of oral controversy are explored. The reasons for the creation of L-D debate and its introduction into the forensic curriculum are discussed. In order to measure L-D's growing acceptance in the debate community, the results of a questionnaire of Texas Forensic Association debate coaches is evaluated. This study found that L-D debate is growing in participation in Texas schools. The distinct features of L-D enable it to be an innovative and challenging form of discourse.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Baxter, Laura B. (Laura Beth)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Kiln-Fired Glass in the Junior College Arts and Crafts Program

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is the discovery of suitable uses for the enameling kiln in the arts and crafts program at the junior college level in the production of kiln-formed glass and the testing of methods and materials that will permit work of aesthetic merit at a nominal cost to the students and the school.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Buchanan, Robert Gordon
Partner: UNT Libraries

Perceptions of Vocational Administrators, Vocational Counselors and Vocational Teachers Toward Selected Issues in Vocational Education

Description: The purposes of this study were to determine the perceptions of vocational administrators, vocational counselors, and vocational teachers toward selected issues in vocational education. This study surveyed randomly selected vocational administrators, vocational counselors, and vocational teachers by means of a questionnaire designed to ascertain perceptions toward selected issues related to three categories: policies and procedures, curricula, and societal implications. The Likert-type scale instrument consisted of 26 items covering the three categories. A total of 116 returned useable questionnaires of the 150 sent. Vocational administrators returned 90% (4 5 instruments); vocational counselors returned 70% (35 instruments); and vocational teachers returned 72% (36 instruments).
Date: August 1984
Creator: McHam, Marilyn
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship of Faculty Attitudes Toward Adult Community College Students and Certain Selected Personality Types of Faculty

Description: This research study posed the following questions: Does a faculty member's perceptions of his/her attitudes toward college students over the age of twenty-nine differ significantly from those students' perceptions of the faculty member's attitudes toward them? Are different faculty personality types, as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, related to differing faculty attitudes toward college students over the age of twenty-nine? An attempt to answer these questions was made through the evaluation of three differing questionnaires administered to the population of faculty members and their students over the age of twenty-nine at a small, rural community college in Texas. One questionnaire was administered to the students to elicite [sic] their perception of a faculty member's attitudes toward them as students who were older than the traditional college student. A second questionnaire asked a series of questions of the faculty members to determine the faculty members' attitudes toward students over the age of twenty-nine. The third instrument used was the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; this indicator was used in an attempt to determine each faculty member's personality type.
Date: May 1984
Creator: Williams, Bobby Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries

Faculty Participation in the Decision-Making Process in Small Private Black Colleges of Texas

Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is determining the degree of faculty participation in the decision-making process within six small private black colleges in Texas. The decision areas investigated are faculty personnel (which includes appointments, promotions, tenure, and merit pay increases), curriculum, and administration. Respondents to this study include 189 administrators and faculty members from six small private black colleges in Texas. A continuum designed by a task force of the American Association of Higher Education (1967), which is composed of administrative dominance, administrative primacy, shared authority, faculty primacy, and faculty dominance, was used in the survey. Data from responses are presented by number, percentage, and mean.
Date: May 1983
Creator: vanBolden, Vernon
Partner: UNT Libraries

Content and Focus of Dissertations in the College of Education at North Texas State University from 1975 through 1986

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the degree and level of research activity in the College of Education at North Texas State University through an examination of the doctoral dissertations produced by its graduates. The study had three basic purposes. One purpose was to analyze the dissertations in terms of types of study, focus of each study, subject headings of each study, design characteristics, statistical treatment of data, general results of experimental studies and data collection techniques. The second purpose was to synthesize the data of the present study with that obtained by Novak in her study, in order to provide an overall description of the characteristics of dissertation research in the College of Education from 1953 through 1986. The third purpose was to examine the research activity taking place in the College of Education in terms of the quality of dissertations produced by its graduates. Seven hundred and ninety-five dissertations were the sources of data for this study. The format developed and validated by Novak in her study of dissertation research from 1953 through 1974 was used in the analysis of the dissertations completed from 1975 through 1986. Based on the findings of this study, the following conclusions were drawn. The format developed by Novak in 1975 can be used to analyze dissertations completed during the years from 1975 through 1986. The degree and level of research activity in the College of Education can be assessed through an analysis of the dissertations produced by its graduates. Doctoral candidates are using statistical methods and computers to analyze and manipulate data more often. There is an indication that doctoral candidates are beginning to use a wider variety of data-gathering techniques. Four recommendations are drawn from the study.
Date: August 1987
Creator: Sharmsar, Behrouz
Partner: UNT Libraries

Factors Associated with Choice of School and Major Area of Study by Arab Graduate Students

Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is to determine and identify the factors associated with the choices Arab graduate students make when selecting their graduate school and major area of study at institutions of higher education in the United States. In addition, comparisons are made between the responses of Arab graduate students (1) who attend American private schools with those who attend American public schools and (2) those who are self-supported with those who are outside supported.
Date: December 1984
Creator: Zaher, Ghazi
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Establishment of Criteria for Selection, Reappointment and Promotion of Faculty in Baccalaureate Schools of Nursing

Description: The purpose of this study was to produce functional criteria that could be used for the initial selection, reappointment and promotion of faculty in baccalaureate schools of nursing. The establishment of the criteria was derived from a tentative criteria that was developed from seventeen research questions. The review of nursing and related literature was conducted to focus on and to justify the tentative criteria. It was presented under the following categories: faculty selection, reappointment and promotion; academic preparation of nurse faculty; nursing research; and continuing education in nursing. The data indicated that a master's degree in a clinical nursing specialty is the minimum academic preparation for faculty in baccalaureate schools of nursing. There was a strong indication from the data that a doctoral degree in nursing will be the expected future academic preparation of collegiate nursing faculty. Continuing education, research, publication, and community service were given a high priority as criteria for reappointment and promotion. The criterion regarding work experience during the summer in a clinical practice setting is currently not given consideration, if any, for reappointment and promotion. However, it was given more consideration as one of the criteria that should be utilized in reappointment and promotion.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Hughes, Samuel Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Analysis of Higher Education in Iran and a Proposal for Its Improvement

Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is the development of a plan to reform the structure of the current system of Iranian higher education, both quantitatively and qualitatively. These goals have been set by the Charter of Educational Revolution and coincide with the Development Plans of the nation which have aimed to bring about a fundamental change in society. Educational history of Iran since ancient times is discussed, with special emphasis on higher education, and the religio-cultural influences in shaping the organization of educational institutions and curricula are overviewed. The nation developed one of the world's oldest scholastic centers of higher learning, Gondi-Shapur Academy, whose international faculty contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge. Iranian culture was exposed to Islam following the Arab invasion; and Islamic doctrine, which has been opposed to secular education, has dominated the educational philosophy of the country. Western education came to Iran through military institutions and religious institutions. Modern schools increased during the last decades of the nineteenth century; however, their progressive development can be traced only from the reign of Reza Shah, beginning in 1925. The first modern university of Iran was established forty years ago. The provincial universities and other institutions of higher learning came into existence in following years. After adopting the Charter of Educational Revolution in 1968, Iran experienced a rapid expansion of its institutions of higher learning. The percentage of total student enrollment in these institutions has never exceeded 0.37 per cent of the population, however, because the institutions could not expand rapidly enough to accommodate the students who applied for admission. Graduate education is also in the primary stages of development, currently comprising 2.4 per cent of the college students of the nation. To cope with these shortcomings, the study has come to the following conclusions: 1. ...
Date: May 1974
Creator: Naeli, Mohammed Ali
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Analysis of the Results of Two Approaches to Reading Instruction upon Seventh Grade Students

Description: This study was concerned with making a comparative analysis of reading skills development resulting from two different approaches to reading instruction at the seventh-grade level. The two approaches were: (a) instruction emphasizing specifically the reading skills, Approach A, and (b) instruction using the regular classroom activities approach, Approach B.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Martin, Lois Estelle, 1914-
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Personality Traits, Situational Factors, and Leadership Actions of Selected School Maintenance Supervisors

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between certain personality traits, certain situational factors, scores on the leadership behavior dimensions, and scores on the effectiveness and efficiency scale of selected school maintenance supervisory personnel.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Wells, Weldon Stanley.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship of Certain Conative Factors of Intellectually Gifted Children to Academic Success

Description: The problem of this study was to ascertain the relationship of certain conative factors of intellectually gifted students to academic success» It involved & comparative analysis of the relationship of those conative factors of intellectually gifted students who were nominated for a program of advanced study in the seventh grade of Junior high school and of intellectually gifted students who were not nominated, this study further involved a comparative analysis of those conative factors as they related to students who were successful in an advanced study program in the seventh grade of junior high school and those students who were less successful.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Stanley, William H., 1921-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Survey of Physical Education in Texas High Schools

Description: The first purpose of this study was to determine whether the physical education programs of Texas high schools met the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency in the following areas: 1. Appraisal of fitness 2. Body mechanics 3. Conditioning exercises 4. Gymnastics 5. Weight training (modified for girls) 6. Rhythms 7. Minimum of two team sports 8. Minimum of two individual-dual activities 9. Track and field. The second purpose of this study was to determine whether the small high schools in Texas were meeting the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency to the same degree as large Texas schools. The third purpose of this study was to determine whether the boys' physical education program in Texas high schools were meeting the recommended minimum requirements of the Texas Education Agency to the same degree as girls' programs.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Norris, Melvin Leon, 1930-
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Survey of Social Studies Programs in Texas High Schools, Grades 9-12, 1964-65

Description: The problem of this study was a survey of social studies programs in Texas high schools during the 1964-65 academic year. The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which the recommendations of the Texas Education Agency as outlined in Principles and Standards for Accrediting Elementary and Secondary Schools and Description of Approved Courses, Grades 7-12 had been followed and to obtain data pertaining to offerings, innovations, supervisory services and written courses of study.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Scott, Dorothy Marie
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Emphasis Placed on Supervisory Practices in the Supervision of English

Description: The problem of this study was the amount of emphasis placed on various supervisory practices in the supervision of English. The first purpose was to compare the emphasis placed on supervisory practices in the supervision of English in selected Texas secondary schools with the emphasis placed on the same supervisory practices in the supervision of English in selected school systems of the nation. The second purpose was to compare the emphasis placed on supervisory practices in the supervision of English in selected Texas secondary schools with the emphasis a group of educational specialists believed should be placed on the supervisory practices. The third purpose was to compare the emphasis placed on supervisory practices in the supervision of English in selected school systems of the nation with the emphasis a group of educational specialists believed should be placed on the supervisory practices.
Date: January 1966
Creator: Dillingham, Faye Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effects of the Use of English 3200, a Programed Textbook, on Achievement in English Grammar at the Twelfth-Grade Level in a Large Metropolitan High School

Description: The problem of this study m a an analysis of the relationship between a group who received a certain kind of programed instruction in English grammar and a group who received instruction by conventional teaching procedures. The purposes of the study were: 1. To determine the effects of the use of English 3200 on total group performance in achieving an improved understanding of English grammar at the twelfth-grade level. 2. To determine the effects of the programed textbook on sub-group achievement when total groups were divided into three levels according to achievement test scores. 3. To determine the effects of the programed textbook on the progress of the total groups and on the progress of the sub-groups in achieving an improved understanding of English grammar at the twelfth-grade level as measured by tests over individual units within English 3200. 4. To determine the effects of the programed textbook on group performance in the retention of grammar skills. 5. To determine the effects of the programed textbook in improving written composition. 6. To determine the effects of teacher supervision on the progress of the total groups and on the progress of the sub-groups in achieving an improved understanding of English grammar. 7. To determine relationships between such factors as intelligence, reading comprehension ability, and sex with achievement in English grammar in the groups involved.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Munday, Robert Gwyn, 1934-
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Two Grouping Plans for Teaching Community College First-semester Freshman English Composition

Description: This study was designed to determine the differences in achievement, critical thinking, and attitude toward English composition of community college students which may be attributed to two approaches to the teaching of first-semester freshman English composition. An ancillary purpose of the study was to provide factual information which could be used as a basis for administrative and instructional judgments in determining the expansion or discontinuance of an experimental English program.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Gilbert, Jack P.
Partner: UNT Libraries