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An Analysis of the Satisfaction of the Students during the First Ten Years of the Collaborative Program between Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of North Texas

Description: This study analyzes the satisfaction of doctoral students in the joint doctoral program in Christian higher education between Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and the University of North Texas (UNT). The study focuses on the 18 students who have been identified as advanced participants in or graduates from the joint program from its inception in 1997 through its 10-year mark in 2007. Fourteen of the 18 eligible students agreed to participate in this study for a 77.8 % response rate. The doctoral students completed a survey that was created using a study of Garrett in 2006 of doctoral students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and of McLaughlin in 2002 of graduate students in Christian education at DTS. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent the joint doctoral program in higher education between both institutions meets the expectations of the students and prepares them for the range of careers that they then pursue. The study offers a number of findings surrounding the five research questions and offers several conclusions and recommendations for further research. The study concluded that the surveyed participants were immensely satisfied with their education experience thus assuming that the joint program does meet expectations and prepare students for future careers.
Date: August 2008
Creator: Kavlie, Lucas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Collaborative Strategies for Digital Preservation of Newspapers

Description: This presentation discusses collaborative strategies for the digital preservation of newspapers. The University of North Texas (UNT) Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP), the MetaArchive Cooperative, and the Chronicles in Preservation Project are discussed with information on what they do, the importance of newspaper digitization projects, and how collaboration can further efforts in this area.
Date: April 11, 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries

Appendix A: Preservation Business Model

Description: This is an appendix to the MetaArchive Final Report. This appendix includes the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan which highlights the Educopia institute's strengths and achievements to date and details the strategic planning process. Specifically this strategic plan declares Educopia institute's: Mission statement, Vision, Three Critical Challenges, and Six Programmatic Goals (with objectives and strategies).
Date: March 13, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Skinner, Katherine; Walters, Tyler & Schultz, Matt
Partner: UNT Libraries

Community-Driven Approaches to Digital Preservation

Description: This presentation discusses community-driven approaches to digital preservation. The authors state the importance of collaboration and who is collaborating and how. In addition, information on some core principles of collaborative preservation and what these look like in practice.
Date: August 12, 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Skinner, Katherine
Partner: UNT Libraries

Libraries and the Research Enterprise: A View from a LIS Educator/Researcher

Description: This presentation is part of a panel discussion titled "Academic Libraries as Partners in Research." This presentation discusses libraries, research, and collaboration, with examples and strategies from the point-of-view of a Library and Information Science (LIS) educator and researcher.
Date: January 21, 2012
Creator: Moen, William E.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Nuts & Bolts: Preserving Digital Content at the University of North Texas

Description: This presentation discusses the preservation and digitization of content at the University of North Texas (UNT). The topics include a background of the digital initiatives at the UNT Libraries, the organization of the digital initiatives, the collaborative projects, the collections held by the UNT Libraries, and areas of research.
Date: June 2008
Creator: Hartman, Cathy Nelson & Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

University of North Texas Digital Scholarship Cooperative

Description: This presentation discusses the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Scholarship Cooperative. This presentation describes what led to the UNT Digital Scholarship (DS) endeavor and campus planning effort, the aims and different scenarios studied, and the next steps planned.
Date: December 13, 2011
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)

Creating a Collaborative Online Project for an MBA Core course

Description: Poster presented as part of the 2012 University Forum on Teaching & Learning at UNT. This poster discusses creating a collaborative online project for an MBA core course. Traditional face-to-face classes offer the rich interactive experience gained through collaborative group projects.
Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Evangelopoulos, Nicholas & Jayakumar, Jay
Partner: UNT College of Business

Laying the foundation for successful non-academic writing: Professional communication principles in the K-5 curricula of the McKinney Independent School District.

Description: Traditionally, K-5 students' writing has had a primarily academic aim-to help students master concepts and express themselves. Even if students take a professional writing course later, they typically do not have the opportunity to practice-over the long period of time mastery requires-the non-academic writing skills they will be required to use as part of their jobs and in their civic life. Based on a limited K-5 study, Texas' McKinney Independent School District is doing a good job of preparing students at the elementary-school level in the areas of collaboration and presentation. A fair job of helping elementary-school students understand the communication situation, define audience, clarify purpose, gather and evaluate resources, and test usability. [And] a poor job of helping elementary-school students with analysis and organization. With their teachers' help, K-5 students eventually grasp the communication situation and can broadly identify their audience and purpose, but they do not appear to select words, format, communication style, or design based on that audience and purpose. Their writer-based focus affects their presentations as well, although they do present frequently. If teachers routinely incorporated audience and purpose considerations into every aspect of communication assignments (format, communication style, design), students would be better prepared for non-academic communication. Texas pre-service teachers practice the types of documents they will write on the job but do not receive training in design or style. Likewise, they practice researching, collaborating, and presenting but receive little training in those skills. If Texas K-5 teachers are to supplement the curriculum with professional writing principles, as trends suggest they should, education programs need to focus on these principles in their pre-service teacher curriculum. Professional writing principles need to become part of ingrained writing patterns because these are the skills that will best serve students after they graduate, both in their careers and civic ...
Date: December 2009
Creator: TreviƱo, Marlea
Partner: UNT Libraries

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Description: The "Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation" (ANADP) conference was held at the National Library of Estonia, from May 23-25, 2011. More than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries were gathered in Tallinn, Estonia and explored how to create and sustain international collaborations to support the preservation of digital cultural memory. This publication contains a collection of peer-reviewed essays that were developed by conference panels and attendees in the months following ANADP.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Educopia Institute
Partner: UNT Libraries

A transaction costs explanation of inter-local government collaboration.

Description: This study develops a model of collaboration choice among city governments. The theoretical model suggests that collaboration is a function of transaction costs that vary with different institutional arrangements utilized in cities, as well as the degree of competition between cities. This study argues that cities facing high transaction costs and high competition are less likely to participate in collaboration and to participate less deeply. Underlying these environmental factors are resource factors that create incentives for cities to collaborate for efficiency gains, which affect both the decision to collaboration and the depth of collaboration. Eleven hypotheses are presented to explain why cities choose to participate in collaboration in the first stage of the analysis and how deeply they collaborate in the second stage. Utilizing a Heckman model of this two-stage process, I find broad support for a number of variables that measure each of these theoretical constructs.
Date: August 2005
Creator: Krueger, Eric L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Supporting Computer-Mediated Collaboration through User Customized Agents

Description: This research investigated a neglected problem - interruption of groups by agent advisory systems. The question was whether interruption by the agent advisory system was beneficial. A survey of literature in four areas is included in this dissertation. The areas surveyed were Agents, Online Help, Computer Supported Cooperative Work(CSCW) and Awareness in CSCW. Based on the review, a human subject experiment was conducted. The study investigated whether the style of agent advisory interface improved the performance of group members. There were three sets of groups, a control set that did not have advisory agents, a set that had system provided advisory agents and a set that had group customized advisory agents. The groups worked together using a CSCW application developed with GroupKit, a CSCW toolkit. The groups with group customized advisory agents used an Agent Manager application to define advisory agents that would give them advice as they worked in the CSCW application. The findings showed that the type of advisory agents did not significantly influence the performance of the groups. The groups with customized agents performed slightly better than the other groups but the difference was not statistically significant. When notified that advice was issued, groups with customized agents and groups with provided agents seldom accessed the agent's advice. General design guidelines for agent interruption have not been solved. Future work is needed to finish the job. The definitive solution may be some mixture of the three known individual design solutions.
Date: December 2001
Creator: Ducksworth, Letatia Bright
Partner: UNT Libraries

Designing Information Communities for the 3D Environment

Description: This abstract describes a panel presentation for the 2002 ASIS&T Annual Conference. The panel provides a summary of current research efforts in 3D imaging technologies, including how metadata fit into the panorama of building information communities.
Date: 2002
Creator: Hastings, Samantha Kelly; Rowe, Timothy; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw; Lewis, Elise; Noot, Walter; Arroyo, Miguel Morales et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digital Frontiers 2013 Conference and THAT Camp: Bringing together the makers and users of digital resources for research and education

Description: Poster promoting the Digital Frontiers 2013 Conference and THAT Camp. Digital Frontiers is a project of the UNT Digital Scholarship Co-Operative and UNT Libraries to explore innovation and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory.
Date: August 2013
Creator: Lawrence, Samantha
Partner: UNT Libraries

An NDNP Partnership

Description: This presentation discusses the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) partnership between the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Society. It offers a background on how this collaboration began, information on the workflows, and the successes and challenges.
Date: 2010
Creator: Spindle, Angela; Hartman, Cathy Nelson; Fisher, Sarah Lynn & Carter, Brent
Partner: UNT Libraries