Though student affairs has been a recognized field of its own since 1937, most literature on the subject takes a "one size fits all" approach, giving little attention to the differing models of student affairs practice and their diversity across institutions. This book departs from such a uniform approach to explore instead eleven possible models of student affairs practice, including both traditional and innovative programs. Based on a longitudinal research project of 20 institutions, One Size Does Not Fit All highlights a variety of policies, practices, and programs that can all contribute to student success and learning.
Lisa Jansen offers a new and fresh perspective on a very popular topic: finding happiness. Instead of providing generic, one-size-fits-all advice and tactics, Lisa guides readers through an empowering journey and process that helps them design their own strategy for a happier life-based on their unique personality, values, and strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on extensive research and the author’s personal experience of turning her life around, this book offers a real-life, jargon-free perspective on finding happiness. Written in an easy to understand, engaging way and incorporating numerous practical and fun exercises, it will be extremely attractive to anyone who is looking for new insights in finding happiness and who wants practical advice on how to live their best possible life. You may find out more information about the author on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RJKZrqb9A0
The Constitution of the United States insures that there should be justice for all. In theory, this is the goal, but in practice, this may not be the case. In the current climate of our justice system, some benefit more than the others and many suffer because they either didn't have the resources to protect themselves, or those whose job is to administer justice no longer care about doing that job but only the end result, which is to win at all costs. The deeper result is that many America
This book celebrates Michael Stonebraker's accomplishments that led to his 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award "for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems." The book describes, for the broad computing community, the unique nature, significance, and impact of Mike's achievements in advancing modern database systems over more than forty years. Today, data is considered the world's most valuable resource, whether it is in the tens of millions of databases used to manage the world's businesses and governments, in the billions of databases in our smartphones and watches, or residing elsewhere, as yet unmanaged, awaiting the elusive next generation of database systems. Every one of the millions or billions of databases includes features that are celebrated by the 2014 Turing Award and are described in this book. Why should I care about databases? What is a database? What is data management? What is a database management system (DBMS)? These are just some of the questions that this book answers, in describing the development of data management through the achievements of Mike Stonebraker and his over 200 collaborators. In reading the stories in this book, you will discover core data management concepts that were developed over the two greatest eras (so far) of data management technology. The book is a collection of 36 stories written by Mike and 38 of his collaborators: 23 world-leading database researchers, 11 world-class systems engineers, and 4 business partners. If you are an aspiring researcher, engineer, or entrepreneur you might read these stories to find these turning points as practice to tilt at your own computer-science windmills, to spur yourself to your next step of innovation and achievement.
The research for this study began with Phase 1. Various Phase 1 recommendations were forwarded into a second phase of environmental justice (EJ) research to provide additional tools for enhancing Colorado's statewide and regional transportation planning process. The study began with a phone survey of Colorado community leaders and representatives. The surveys were conducted to gather input on processes currently used by community leaders for their public outreach. The next step was to update low-income and minority mapping with recently released 2000 Census data. Having identified where the low-income households and minority populations reside in the State, a summary of public involvement techniques and tools was prepared to accompany the census mapping. Since a key component of long-range planning is the ability to measure the distribution of benefits from transportation plans, techniques to measure the benefits of transportation investments and enhanced public involvement were researched.
Why do we send our children to school? How can learning be meaningful? And most importantly, how can we build schools worthy of our children? From the time children are little, we start making stories about them. Schools are like factories where these stories are manufactured all the time. Some children, who're at the top of the social hierarchy, enjoy rich, diverse and colourful stories, which are told and retold. But there are many who spend most of their lives in school, clutching on to single, thin narratives where they've been judged as: 'a failure', 'can do better', 'not up to the mark' or 'not reaching potential' - every 'not' restricting and making their narratives thinner, limited, with lesser scope for possibilities. These are the children who are forgotten, who are invisible and who are seen as never being good enough. At the core of this book is a deep faith that learning is about the magical relationship the teacher builds with each child; it is about building emotionally safe, inclusive spaces for creative learning - this is the heart, the lifeblood, the bare bones of learning. Imagine is a call to action for teachers, parents, counsellors, therapists, activists, thought leaders and other change agents in our society. It is a game changer that will force us to reflect, rethink and redesign schools to ones that our children truly deserve.