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Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices and Structures

Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices and Structures

“The Iowa State University ADVANCE program is […] designed to create an infrastructure at ISU for transforming structures, cultures, and practices in ways that enable and support recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly qualified and cohesive faculty. This infrastructure is designed to include “top down” university policies and procedures as well as “bottom up” initiatives involving departmental work climate and strategies for improving recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty” (Bird and Hamrick 2008).

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ISU ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation Project: Rounds 1 and 2 - Focal Department Synthesis Report

ISU ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation Project: Rounds 1 and 2 - Focal Department Synthesis Report

The first three departments to participate in the CT Project were Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB), Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB), and Materials Science Engineering (MSE). These departments began participation in 2006. The second three departments to participate in the CT project were Animal Science, Chemistry, and Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. These departments began participation in 2008. The first 6 focal departments represent three colleges: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Engineering. Department Chairs and faculty in each of these departments have been working together with researchers (scholars in the fields of organizational studies, women in science, and higher education) and members of the ISU ADVANCE Co-PI Leadership Team and its partners to help ISU better understand how to ensure positive departmental work environments and to achieve the overall goals of ADVANCE grant project. These departments were selected, in large part, because of their willingness to contribute to achieving greater understanding of the structures, practices, and cultures most conducive to faculty success at ISU and, collectively, among STEM disciplines. The departments selected for the ADVANCE CT Project are home to many nationally
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Executive Summary:  ISU ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation Project: First Round Focal Department Synthesis Report

Executive Summary: ISU ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation Project: First Round Focal Department Synthesis Report

This report summarizes research from the Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation (CT) Project. The results discussed here are based on intensive research conducted within three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments at ISU during 2006-2007. The report also reviews some of the activities within the departments aimed at enhancing workplace climate and improving recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse faculty that have been inspired and informed by the CT Project. These activities are funded by a 5 year grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, which is designed to create an infrastructure for transforming structures, cultures, and practices in ways that enable and support recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM fields. This report represents one step in an overall multistage process. The CT Project will eventually include six additional focal ISU STEM departments, a further synthesis of findings from all departments over a 5-year period, and the development and refinement of assessment tools aimed at identifying and reducing barriers to faculty scholarly success—including issues that hinder the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty.
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ISU ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation Project: Final Focal Department Synthesis Report

ISU ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation Project: Final Focal Department Synthesis Report

This report summarizes research from the Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation (CT) project, which is one of many components of ISU ‟ s ADVANCE program. ISU ADVANCE is funded by a 5 year “Institutional Transformation” grant from the National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation awards ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grants to universities and colleges for the purpose of transforming institutional structures, cultures, and practices in ways that enhance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women faculty, and when possible, underrepresented faculty of color in STEM disciplines. ISU ‟ s ADVANCE program goals include “top-down” initiatives, such as the creation of college- level “Equity Advisors” (in 3 colleges presently) and the development, implementation and support of university-wide policies for enhancing faculty members ‟ work-life balance. ISU ADVANCE goals also include “bottom-up” initiatives, such as the Collaborative Transformation project. The CT project focuses explicitly on creating departmental structures, cultures and practices that enhance faculty members ‟ satisfaction with their careers at ISU; their productivity as scholars; and their contributions to departmental efforts to recruit, retain and promote other excellent faculty members of diverse backgrounds.
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Iowa State University Bulletin, Courses and Programs 2001–2003

Iowa State University Bulletin, Courses and Programs 2001–2003

annotated bibliography, research project, design, or other creative endeavor). A mini- mum of two credits of such independent work is required on every program of study for a nonthesis master’s degree. Some programs require more credits. (For more information, contact the individual program or consult the Specific Master’s Degrees section in this bul- letin.) The element of creative independent study must be explicitly identified on the pro- gram of study. The format of the creative com- ponent is determined in cooperation with the POS committee. As with a thesis, a creative component should be submitted to members of the POS committee two weeks before the final oral examination. However, no first sub- mission or final submission of a creative com- ponent is turned in to the Thesis Office or Graduate College for review and approval. Final Oral Examination. All master’s (except M.B.A. students) and Ph.D. degree candidates must pass final oral examinations. The final oral examination must be held by the final examination deadline date for the semester in which the degree is granted. All coursework in the program of study must either be complet- ed or in progress before the final examination can be scheduled. This examination is oral; it may also include a written component if speci- fied by the student’s (POS) committee. Graduate students must register for the equiv- alent of two credits, or for the R-credit course GR ST 600 (Examination Only) if no course work is needed, during the semester in which the final examination is taken. Taking only an R-credit course where the fee is not equivalent to the 2-credit minimum charge is not accept- able for the term of the final oral examination. If the examination is taken during the interim between terms (including the first day of class- es), registration can be for either the term before or the term after the examination is held. For more information, see the Graduate College Handbook.
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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR. Industrial Technology Center Modernization Project #CP THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR. Industrial Technology Center Modernization Project #CP THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

1.2 The University of Northern Iowa is currently in the design phase of a project titled Industrial Technology Center Modernization and has been authorized by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa to proceed with procurement of construction manager services where the construction manager is at risk. The University intends to retain a construction management firm to join the project team during the design phase and to continue through the construction, occupancy, closeout and warranty phases of the project. The University is requesting submittals from firms who can demonstrate they have resources, experience and qualifications to provide construction management services for the project.
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Enhancing Material Tracking Practices of Material Management in Construction Project

Enhancing Material Tracking Practices of Material Management in Construction Project

Abstract: Construction materials and equipment on a single project can constitute for up to 70% of the total project cost. It makes the managing of construction materials an important aspect and needed to be highlighted at every phase in construction project. Material tracking practice in material management can helps to provide timely information of the materials availability at the construction site and the storage yard. However, material tracking practice in material management in construction industry have been using manual method and has many drawbacks. Thus in this research, current practices of material tracking were studied, problems of material tracking practices in material management were identified and the key factors for enhancing material tracking in material management for Malaysian construction project were suggested. The study was conducted with 54 individuals that involved from G7 class of contractors within 3 main states which are Johor Bahru, Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya). This research is statistically descriptive orientation and questionnaire is being used as research instrument with respondent rate of 54%. Data collected was analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) 24.0 software. The method of analysis that being used in this research are percentage, frequency and mean score value. The results from this study shows that the current practices of material tracking were to track and record the delivery schedule of materials in computerised system. Other than that, the practices used were manual tracking, identification, calculation and documentation of the construction material. The drawbacks of the current practices such as lack of materials tracking in terms of timely ordering, problems in manual material tracking on site and at storage yard, and issues in tracking of the material by construction workers. That is the motivations on why material tracking practices are as important and need to be enhanced as it never been due to the availability and opportunity provided by current technologies to improve the efficiency and to minimize or possibly eliminate the unnecessary problems.
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Iowa State University, Courses and Programs Catalog 2007–2009

Iowa State University, Courses and Programs Catalog 2007–2009

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Food Science and Human Nutrition Health and Human Performance Human Development and Family Studies The College of Human Sciences provides an integrative approach to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, schools and communities by linking discovery, science, cre- ativity, and practice; applying the knowledge of learning in all endeavors; and developing lead- ers for roles in research, education, business and industry, and health and human services. Founded in 2005, the College of Human Sci- ences (CHS) is the combination of the College of Education and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The new college fosters innovative synergies in teaching and research, and in many ways has begun reinventing how human potential can be enhanced. Members of the College of Human Sciences community strive to improve the quality of people’s lives - helping them learn better, live longer, and lead lives that are more productive and fulfi lling. Recommended High School Preparation Recommended preparation for students enter- ing most departments of the College of Human Sciences should include 4 years of English (including speech) with emphasis in composi- tion and communication skills; 3 years each of mathematics and natural sciences, and at least 2 years of social science and/or humanities. In addition, students interested in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education are ad- vised to complete three or more years of high school study in one foreign language. Information for Prospective Students Each student in the College of Human Sci- ences works closely with an academic adviser who is associated with the curriculum in which the student is majoring. In some majors, fresh- men are advised by a general college adviser. After the freshmen year, these students are assigned an adviser in the department of the chosen curriculum. Advisers assist students in developing academic programs and in adjusting to university life. They also provide information and guidance about career choices. Advisers attempt to adjust each student’s schedule of course work in accordance with the student’s interests and capabilities.
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Digital Repository @ Iowa State University FY2013 Annual Report

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University FY2013 Annual Report

Nondestructive Evaluation’s Proceedings of Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation openly accessible through the repository. The School of Education’s graduate journal, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, will begin publishing through the repository. Building on these initiatives, the repository looks to grow as a publishing medium for the university and looks forward to working with our faculty, students and staff to publish journals, conference proceedings and e-books.

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Iowa State University, Courses and Programs Catalog 2013–2014

Iowa State University, Courses and Programs Catalog 2013–2014

An attorney offers assistance, often where a third-party neutral arbiter is required to resolve conflicts. Many attorneys work in private practice, but others secure positions in the public sector, e.g., federal or state governmental agencies. A minimum of three years from an American Bar Approved (ABA) law school is required to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D) degree. A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to all accredited law schools. A student planning to enter law school may pursue an undergraduate degree in any discipline. The choice of the bachelor’s degree should reflect a student’s passion and personal interests and not be perceived as being the best degree to help them be admitted into law school. Appropriate courses should be completed that will enhance a student’s development of critical thinking skills, including analytical written and oral skills. An understanding of business, social sciences, and humanities is necessary to comprehend the pluralistic society within and outside of the United States. These courses should include accounting, management, political science, psychology, criminal justice, economics, philosophy, English literature, and history. The completion of these courses will provide students with a knowledge base and skill sets that will assist them with their preparation for law school. Courses in mathematics and statistics are also helpful in developing analytical skills. Advanced writing courses and speech communication courses will also serve students well.
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Collaborative Project Management. Andrew J. Rinaldi, Jr. Bowling Green State University. Final Literature Review

Collaborative Project Management. Andrew J. Rinaldi, Jr. Bowling Green State University. Final Literature Review

When  conducting  my  research  I  came  across  more  disadvantages  of  collaboration.   When  this  arose  I  began  to  wonder  why  is  it  that  there  are  more?    I  concluded  to  the   fact  that  many  individuals  are  so  used  to  doing  their  own  work  that  they  blast   negativity  about  collaboration.  (I  would  like  to  note  that  some  of  these  issues,  the   concepts  behind  them  are  used  and  not  what  was  actually  said.)    One  issue  that   collaboration  has  is  if  an  organization  has  a  lot  of  coming  and  going  of  individuals   involved,  it  will  have  a  impact  on  the  amount  accomplished  (Corrie  1995).    An   example  of  this  would  be  when  a  head  of  a  school  that  is  only  in  their  second  year   has  to  be  sure  to  listen  to  those  that  have  been  in  the  school  system  longer.    Another   issue  I  came  across  in  my  research  was  that  people,  often  tended  to  differ  in  their   opinions,  values,  and  what  was  learned  (Hinchman  1999),  which  put  the  projects   they  were  working  on,  on  hold  till  they  could  resolve  their  differences.    The  last  two   issues  I  discovered  was  one,  collaboration  produces  a  group  way  of  thinking  that   stifles  individuals’  creativity  and  enforces  conformity,  and  two,  collaborative  groups   can  come  to  reproduce  existing  structures  without  criticism  (Hinchman  1999).      
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IOWA. State/Territory:

IOWA. State/Territory:

Reference: Iowa Administrative Code Part 645 (Professional Licensing)- Chapter 206 (Licensure of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants) and Chapter 208 (Practice [r]

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IOWA Advance Directive Planning for Important Health Care Decisions

IOWA Advance Directive Planning for Important Health Care Decisions

If I should have an incurable or irreversible condition that will result either in death within a relatively short period of time or a state of permanent unconsciousness from which, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, there can be no recovery, it is my desire that my life not be prolonged by the administration of life-sustaining procedures. If I am unable to participate in my health-care decisions, I direct my

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Digital Repository @ Iowa State University fiscal year 2014 annual report

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University fiscal year 2014 annual report

Through the broad participation by Iowa State’s faculty, combined with the regular addition of graduate theses and dissertations and historical Iowa State scholarship from our Special Collections Department, we have added 6,030 new items during fiscal year 2014, an average of 502.5 a month. The average Digital Commons-based repository for universities with a Carnegie classification of Research Universities–very high research activity (RU/VH) is 223 new items per month. 1

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BEFORETHEDENTAL BOARD OF THE STATE OF IOWA

BEFORETHEDENTAL BOARD OF THE STATE OF IOWA

Respondent argues that she should not be sanctioned for the students' unauthorized practice of dental hygiene because she did not have the authority to establish or approve th[r]

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iowa school construction best practices

iowa school construction best practices

Coordinate & Manage Development of O&M Manuals and As-Built Drawings Construction Manager Agent. Activity Selection Method Available[r]

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Iowa State Fair The Iowa. Iowa FFA Alumni Calendar. September 28, 2015

Iowa State Fair The Iowa. Iowa FFA Alumni Calendar. September 28, 2015

Iowa is full of amazing people doing incredible things. If there is someone in your community that you feel goes above and beyond to help the people around them nominate them for the Iowa FFA Alumni Hall of Fame Award! They will be recognized at our annual conference held at the Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Details to this and many other awards can be found on our website!

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Structural Forensic Engineering Case Studies. ASCE Structural Engineering Conference Iowa State University Center Ames, Iowa

Structural Forensic Engineering Case Studies. ASCE Structural Engineering Conference Iowa State University Center Ames, Iowa

High-rise Concrete General Site Safety High-rise Concrete General Site Safety High Rise Concrete Overview.. Sample Size Unprotected Edges[r]

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Challenges African-American Graduate Students Face at Iowa State University

Challenges African-American Graduate Students Face at Iowa State University

Financial disparity and the lack of financial resources can dim the hopes of graduate students. Therefore measures must be taken to make sure graduate students regardless of background are well supported during their studies so that the graduate student can focus on school rather than juggle several jobs and outside work responsibilities. Offering financial assistance such as the GMAP program is a good way to ensure success can be attained. Perhaps not surprisingly, another theme that emerged from the focus group discussions was the importance of peer/faculty mentoring. This theme confirms what previous studies have found and underscore additional measures taken to improve the mentoring programs offered at the university. Gathering feedback from students and faculty experiences during their participation would offer an understanding of the retention and degree completion issues plaguing the university.
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Research on the Collaborative Innovation of University Discipline Construction and Scientific and Technological Transformation

Research on the Collaborative Innovation of University Discipline Construction and Scientific and Technological Transformation

At present, enterprises, universities, government cooperation between the three, there are differences between the value of the concept of enterprise is for the purpose of profit, nature is the pursuit of profit maximization; University in research and education, pay attention to the development of scientific research and education to improve the performance of the government; the social service sector, to social welfare as the main target. This disagreement is not to be eliminated. So in the face of such differences, we must establish a win-win benefit sharing mechanism, it would have to do is to "seek common ground", based on respect for the parties to the pursuit of goal difference, seek balance between the interests of all parties, make use of the advantage of the parties, the establishment of mutual trust between each other, mutual assistance, mutual support, resource sharing cooperation and win-win relationship. Enterprises can take advantage of universities and scientific research institutions in science and technology, talent, technology and other advantages, and constantly improve the core competitiveness of enterprises, control of market, industry influence; universities and research institutions to enterprises and government support, better transformation and practice of scientific research innovation ability, enhance the education and improve the quality of talent training, transformation the rate of scientific research achievements and social influence; at the same time, researchers also through cooperation, further realize the value of personal life and career pursuit. Therefore, should be based on cooperation, in the long run, the overall thought, from the strategic perspective of sustainable development, and coordinating the interests of all parties, sharing resources, multi-party cooperation and win-win situation, common innovation, steady improvement.
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