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[UNT UPDATE, Vol. 19 No. 17, June 12, 1989]

Description: A UNT UPDATE publication by Scott Andreas covering the new grant from the Getty Center for Education in the Arts to UNT for the NTIEVA project. Also included is a message about Dr. Bernard L. Weinstein and Dr. Harold T. Gross becoming the heads of the new Economic Research Center.
Date: June 12, 1989
Creator: Acott Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[In The News, September 1994]

Description: A clipping of articles and the 'In The News' section of the UNT publication InHouse. Dr. R. William McCarter, a professor and co-director of the NTIEVA program, is one of the faculty featured in the 'In The News' section. The other two are about a newly available course in conservation and a faculty member, Steve Forde, who was named the new Heritage Foundation fellow.
Date: September 1994
Creator: InHouse
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[In House, Janurary 1996]

Description: A newsletter published by the University of North Texas, titled "In House." The first page features information on upcoming lectures by professors and educators. Dr. William McCarter, regents professor of visual arts and co-director of North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts along with Nancy Walkup will be giving their lecture "Utilizing Journalistic Art Criticism in the Secondary Art Classroom" and "Visualizing Art History Through Time Lines and Conceptual Diagrams," November 9th. The second page of the newsletter, faculty news, Dr. Jack Davis and Dr. William McCarter receive an award from the Texas Center for Educational Technology for "leadership, innovation and dedicated service to Texas children."
Date: January 1996
Creator: In House
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral Interpretation in a Public Awareness Campaign Denton County Probationer Education and Employment Program

Description: This study investigates the use of oral interpretation in social contexts. The context chosen was a community corrections program which provides education and employment assistance to adults on probation in Denton County, Texas. A solo interpretation script was incorporated into a public awareness presentation about the Denton County Probationer Education and Employment Program. The presentation was presented to a pilot audience to test the effectiveness of combining oral interpretation with public speaking to inform audiences about and elicit support for community corrections. It was determined that integrating an interpretative performance into an informational presentation is an effective method of employing oral interpretation outside the classroom and expanding its rhetorical dimensions.
Date: August 1982
Creator: Truitt, Gary
Partner: UNT Libraries

Inferences of sexual orientation and gender role based on clothing and posture

Description: This study investigated the effect of clothing, posture, and sex of subject on inferences concerning sexual orientation and gender role. Subjects were a convenience sample of 327 students. The study wa sa 2 (masculine/feminine clothing) X 2 (masculine/feminine posture) X2 (sex of subject) between subject experimental design. Perceptions of sexual orientation were measured by a single item anchored at one end by homosexual and the other end by not homosexual.
Date: August 1992
Creator: Wiens, Paul A. (Paul Anthony)
Partner: UNT Libraries

LibQual+ 2005 Survey: University of North Texas Libraries

Description: This report contains information from the 2005 administration of the LibQUAL+™ protocol at University of North Texas Libraries. Based on the SERVQUAL model, the purpose of the LibQUAL+® survey is to provide libraries with an objective tool to measure library service quality based on the perceptions of students, faculty, and staff. Survey results provide a library with insight into its strengths as well as areas in need of improvement.
Date: 2005
Creator: Association of Research Libraries
Partner: UNT Libraries

Perceived barriers to faculty participation in distance education at a 4-year university.

Description: The purpose of this study was to identify perceived barriers to faculty participation in distance education courses in a 4-year university. The literature review was divided into four general areas, each of which may act as a barrier to faculty participation; training, administrators, rewards/compensation, and faculty characteristics/demographics. The research population consisted of 570 faculty and 59 administrators from the eight UNT schools/colleges. Dr. Kristin Betts developed the survey instrument in 1998 for similar research conducted at the George Washington University. Analysis of the collected data revealed that there was no statistically significant relationship found between faculty characteristics and faculty participation in distance education. Faculty participants and administrators disagreed on which factors, from a list of 34 items, had motivated faculty to participate in distance education. Nonparticipants and administrators disagreed on which of the factors, if not available, would be barriers to faculty participation in distance education. Participants and nonparticipants disagreed regarding the level to which selected rewards and compensations had motivated faculty to participate, and the lack of which would inhibit faculty participation in distance education. Finally, 71% of the participants had participated or planned to participate in distance education training compared to only 33% of the nonparticipants. It is obvious that administrators and faculty do not place the same level of importance on motivational or inhibiting factors that may affect faculty participation in distance education. These results indicate that additional research should be accomplished to determine the basis for the disagreement among the three groups.
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Date: August 2003
Creator: Hebert, Janet Gwen
Partner: UNT Libraries

Functional analysis and elimination of SIB in an olive baboon (Papio hamadryas anubis).

Description: Self injurious behavior (SIB), such as self-biting and head-banging, has been reported to occur in approximately 10% of captive, individually housed primates (Novak, Kinsely, Jorgensen, and Hazen, 1998). Accounts of the causes of SIB range from environmental to physiological. However, to date, no researchers have investigated the possible influence of social consequences, delivered by handlers and keepers, in the maintenance of SIB. There is only one research report showing that self-injury can be shaped in primates by the manipulation of food as a reinforcing consequence for the animal's behavior. The current study investigated the effects of social contact as potentially reinforcing consequences for the SIB displayed by an olive baboon (Papio hamadryas anubis). Results indicated that the behavior was maintained by attention from humans. As treatment, reinforcement was arranged for an appropriate alternative attention-getting behavior, resulting in increases in the appropriate alternative behavior and decreases in SIB.
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Date: August 2004
Creator: Dorey, Nicole R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The impact of rising energy prices on the poor over time in the United States.

Description: Policy makers and households are concerned about the impact of rising energy prices on low-income households. In a trend starting in the 1970s, low-income households are spending an increasingly disproportionate share of their income on home energy. The burden on a household imposed by energy prices can be analyzed through four factors: energy price, energy consumption, income level, and level of assistance provided to help with the costs of energy. The combination of these factors indicates that the energy burden is continuing to be disproportionately large for the nation's poor. Therefore, policy makers make further efforts to alleviate this burden by modifying energy pricing regulation.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Long, Pei-Ling Amy
Partner: UNT Libraries

Refugees: Achievement and Conflict

Description: Currently, there are more than 30 million refugees and internally displaced people in the world. Since the 1970s, after the Vietnam War, international organizations and many countries have supported refugees financially, however, they all have different definitions for a refugee. Refugees who desire peace or freedom and resettle in new countries have had remarkable economic, social, and educational achievement, especially Indochinese people in the US. However, refugees who flee from conflicts have often faced new conflicts in their host society. Both refugees and the host countries experience economic and social burden, however, refugees struggle and try to escape from their economic dependency from the local government. If refugee achievements continue, they could exceed the US educational and social norm in the future.
Date: December 2000
Creator: Oi, Ayako
Partner: UNT Libraries