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University of Minnesota well represented at ASHE Conference

The University of Minnesota was well represented at the recent conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) held November 16-19, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The following faculty, current students, and recent graduates of the College and other staff elsewhere on campus made the following contributions:


Research and scholarly papers were presented by the following individuals:


  • Darwin Hendel and Takehito Kamata, OLPD, "A Comparative Analysis of University Ranking Systems in Japan"

  • Felly Chiteng Kot,OLPD, "Factors Associated with Participation in International Partnerships: A Case Study of Two African Universities"

  • David Chapman and Elizabeth Wilson, OLPD, "University Instructional Staff in the UAE: Institutional Implications of a Transient Faculty"

  • Christopher Rasmussen, Midwestern Higher Education Compact, "Leveraging Talent for State and Metro Economic Development"

  • Krista Soria and Brad Weiner, OLPD, "The Relationship between Service Learning and Learning Outcomes in a Distance Education Technical Writing Course"

  • Jarrett Gupton, OLPD, "New Tools for a New Era: A Critical Synthesis of Structuration Theory in Higher Education"

  • Brad Weiner and Krista Soria,OLPD, "Toward a Typological Model of Foreign University Liaison Offices in China"

  • Kem Saichaie, OIT, "(Marketing) The Goals of Higher Education: A Content Analysis of College and University Websites"

  • Donald Mitchell, Jr., OLPD, "Are They Truly Divine? A Grounded Theory of the Influences of Black Greek-Lettered Organizations on the Persistence of African Americans at Predominantly White Institutions"

  • David Chapman and Elizabeth Wilson, OLPD, "Academic Staff in the United Arab Emirates: Individual, Institutional, and National Factors affecting Academic Work"

  • Kathryn Enke, College of Saint Benedict, "Identities, Intentionality, and Institutional Fit: Perceptions of Senior Women Administrators at Liberal Arts Colleges in the Upper Midwestern United States"

Symposia were presented by:


  • Melissa Anderson, OLPD, "Presidential Session: Critical Debate and Discourse"

  • Karen Miksch, PSTL, "Meeting the Policy Challenges of a Technology Enhanced Future: State Open Records Act Requests, Email, and Text Messages"

  • Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, OLPD, "Research to Practice for Academic Leaders: A Focus on the Department Chair"

The following individual served as a discussant for the session noted below:


  • Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, OLPD, "Alternative Perspectives on STEM Education"

The following individuals served as chairs for each of the sessions noted below:


  • Darwin Hendel, OLPD, "Students in the international context"

  • Leslie Zenk, OLPD, "Academic Capitalism and the Public Good"

  • Doneka Scott, OLPD, "Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Pathways to Success"

  • Darwin Hendel, OLPD, "The Multiple Roles of Dual Enrollment"


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