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The National Social Science Technology Journal is the newest peer reviewed publication of the association. The focus of this journal is articles dealing with technology in the social sciences. This journal is response to the changing face of teaching and research in the social sciences and will allow the association to offer the first interactive journal by any major association. This journal will include online video clips, audio, and links to websites. Many of the articles will also feature animation. We are now accepting submissions for this journal.
The April 2012 Las Vegas conference will be held at the Las Vegas Hilton with a substantially reduced hotel rate of $89 single/double. We will have expanded sessions dealing with the use of technology in the classroom, papers and workshops for all social science disciplines, Student Paper Competition for graduates and undergraduates with $100 award for each category. Paper winners are published in National Social Science Journal. We will also be having a hosted cocktail party to open the conference and an awards Luncheon.
National Social Science Press Expands Text Collection
The National Social Science Press was started six years ago by faculty to help deal with the rising cost of textbooks. Over the years the National Social Science Press has expanded its textbook offerings and has now made all its texts interactive. After intensive studies of student learning styles, National Social Science Press has created low cost digital texts with embedded videos, audio, slide shows with music, and words that link to external websites. Plus, National Social Science Press is offering free printed books for students. Faculty members can also put up their information for their classes at the text website for the text that they are using.
National Social Science Press is now looking for new authors for textbooks in all social science fields; if you are interested, please contact National Social Science Press at firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Teacher Education at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces a faculty search for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured appointment in Curriculum and Instruction, to begin fall 2012. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses with emphasis in curriculum studies and/or social, historical, philosophical, and economic foundations of education, will direct graduate research, conduct an active research/publication agenda, and seek external funding for research. The ideal candidate will demonstrate multifaceted understandings of pedagogy, theory, and research. Please see UTEP employment website www.utep.edu/employment for additional position details and application process.
THE DEPARTMENT: Teacher Education has a new Ph.D. program in Teaching, Learning and Culture and offers opportunities for research and collaboration with local dual language programs, Mexican and other Latin American institutions. The College of Education is seeking applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, service, and partnerships with K-12 schools, community colleges, faculty in the Arts and Sciences. Much of the College’s innovative work is supported by large grants from the U.S. Department of Education, and National Science Foundation.
ABOUT UTEP: UTEP is a comprehensive, emerging national research, university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs to more than 22,000 students. UTEP has become a national leader in research, innovative educational initiatives, and community-based activities of special relevance to the U.S. – Mexico border region and Hispanic populations. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website: www.utep.edu/employment. Also, for information about El Paso, Texas, visit www.visitelpaso.com..
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in Curriculum and Instruction, a demonstrated commitment or potential for graduate teaching excellence, proficiency in instructional technology, and a demonstrated record of or potential for securing external funding and have a record, or the potential for achieving a record, of research and publication in these areas, and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Candidates currently ranked as Associate or Full Professors preferred, but Assistant Professors with outstanding qualifications will be considered. Applicants for this position are expected to have experience teaching and/or working with K-12 linguistically-diverse populations.
SALARY: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.
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School of Education
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Drake University School of Education Teaching and Learning Department is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Secondary Education starting August 2012. An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. is expected; however, ABD will be considered if the dissertationdefense is scheduled. The successful candidate is required to hold a U.S. teaching certificate (from any state) and have professional teaching experience in PK-12 schools. In addition, the candidate should have a strong record and commitment to excellence in active teaching methodology and technology with subject specific strength. Candidates with social studies, middle school and/or secondary literacy expertise will be given preference. Course responsibilities are a 3-3 load and include undergraduate and graduate content related to educational psychology, special methods, and continuous school improvement with technology integration throughout coursework. Successful candidates will have a developing record of scholarship that will support the expectation of ongoing scholarly productivity. Candidates who aspire to departmental or other administrativeroles over time are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary is competitive with peer schools and dependent on qualifications and experience. Please submit an application letter, current vita, and list of references to Hire Touch at https://drake.HireTouch.com/ Select School of Education– Secondary Education and follow the instructions to apply and upload requested materials. Questions may be directed to the search chair at email@example.com
Review of applications will begin October 31, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status.
More information about Drake University’s work environment, employee benefits, faculty development opportunities, and the greater Des Moines area can be accessed at http://www.drake.edu/hr/.
Our names are Mindy Markham, Jessica Troilo, Marilyn Coleman, and Lawrence
Ganong and we are faculty members in Family Studies and Human Development. We
are inviting you to participate in a research study about how mothers and
fathers with different marital statuses are viewed. Participation is voluntary
and completely confidential.
The survey is available online and can be accessed at any time that is
convenient for you. We would appreciate it if you would take the time to answer
this survey in the next two weeks.
Click on the link below, or cut and paste the link into your browser window
If you are uncomfortable with online technology or are experiencing
technological difficulties, we would be happy to assist you at any time by
talking you through the process
If you have any questions or concerns at any point, please contact us directly
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your participation,
Mindy Markham, Ph.D., Kansas State University
Jessica Troilo, Ph.D., West Virginia University
Marilyn Coleman, Ed.D., University of Missouri
Lawrence Ganong, Ph.D., University of Missouri
The following video is the trailer for the documentary on 'brain drain' that was presented for the first time at the NSSA Conference in San Francisco. The film "Stay Brady Stay" is 26-minutes and contains interviews with students regarding what issues are important to them in deciding whether to stay or go (the trailer is 1:33 long).
Business Education; Business Information Systems (MIS); Business Law, Public Responsibility & Ethics; Communication; Global Business; Labor Relations & Human Resource Mgt.; Non-Profit Organizations; Operations Research/Statistics; Organizational Behavior & Theory; Organizational Development; Production/Operations; Sales/Selling; Small Business Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management Policy; Technology/Innovation; Transportation/Physical Distribution.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the Journal of Managerial Issues is to contribute to the advancement of information, ideas, and concepts related to organizational theory and management practice. The JMI is interested in publishing a wide range and mix of topics from any field of practical interest to the business community. Empirical studies as well as methodological and theoretical developments are welcome. The JMI strives for a balanced content that includes the full range of subjects taught in business school as well as related disciplines that are applicable to management functions and practice.
The JMI is interested in research which:
formulates and explores new conceptual models;
reports relevant survey research findings;
integrates or synthesizes different fields of understanding;
tests work-related hypotheses of practical significance;
evaluates the results of field experiments and case studies;
summarizes and evaluates areas of new understanding;
presents new insights into major issues within the field of management and organizations.
The JMI is directed to both academicians and practitioners. It is interested in cultivating a readership of university faculty and administrators, business executives, and government administrators.
The JMI seeks the following types of articles: those that have direct practical application to business; articles that, although not necessarily applied in nature, would be of interest to both business managers and academicians, and; those that explore public policy issues related to business. Articles should be scholarly (rigorous research methodology, strong theoretical development, integration of relevant literature, empirical testing) but not overly technical or specialized. It should not be assumed that the readers are completely familiar with the concepts and terminology of a specific subject under study.
The goal of the JMI is to disseminate the results of new and original findings of both the academic and the business community and, more importantly, to serve as a bridge between them.
Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts
1. Format. Papers should be submitted in triplicate, typed double-spaced with generous margins, on one side of 8½” by 11” paper. Separate pages should be devoted to each figure, each table, the list of references, and the abstract; and all pages after the first should be numbered. First (cover) page should be attached, listing the paper title and the name, position, telephone number, e-mail address and mailing address of each author. Second page should contain the title and an abstract of not more than 250 words. Submissions will not be returned to the author.
2. Length. Papers should be between 20 and 25 double-spaced pages. Beyond 25 pages, there is a page fee (with a maximum of 35 pages).
3. Tables and Figures. Each table and figure should bear a number and a title. Use Arabic numbers throughout the paper unless it contains both tables and figures. In such cases, use Arabic numbers with tables and Roman numbers with figures. The author should check his or her text and make sure that it includes a reference to each. The author should also indicate about where he or she would like each table and figure placed in the text. Each figure/table should be on a separate sheet.
4. Headings. Topical headings and subheadings should be used. Main headings in the manuscript should be centered, in bold and ALL CAPS; subheadings should be flush with the left-hand margin and in bold.
5. Footnotes. Footnotes are discouraged. Generally, if what they contain is important, it deserves a place in the text. When they are used, they should be put at the bottom of the page where they are cited. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively.
6. Text Citations. Cite references in the body of the text:
If author’s name is in text, follow with year in parentheses—”...James (2004) claims that...”
If author’s name is not in text insert last name, coma, and year—”...some have argued (e.g., Thompson, 2003) that...”
Where appropriate, pagination follows year, separated by a colon—”...it has been claimed (Smith, 2003: 32) that...”
If two authors, give both names joined by “and”; if three or more use “et al.”—”...another version (Chad and Barney, 2003: 104-154)...”; and “...it has been claimed (Bright et al., 1979: 45-98) that...”
If more than one reference to same author and year, insert “a”, “b”, etc. in both text and reference—”...as was previously asserted (Lissner, 2004a: 12)...”
For institutional authorship, supply minimum identification from beginning of complete citation—”...a recent reinterpretation (American Economic Association, 2003: 103).”
Incorporate within parentheses any brief phrase associated with the reference—”...have argued this (but see Bigham, 2001: 165).”
Enclose within a single pair of parentheses a series of references separated by semicolons—”…as many have averred (e.g., Bay, 2001; Pope, 2003; Little, 2004).”
For authorless articles of studies, use name of journal or of sponsoring organization, not title of article—”…has been claimed (American Law Review, 2004) that…”
7. References. References should be single-spaced (not double-spaced in between) and attached on a separate page. The references should include only the most relevant work. The author should make sure that there is a strict “one-on-one correspondence” between the names (years) in the text and those on the list. References should follow the format below:
Books: Bright, S. M. 2005. New Marketing Developments. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
Journals: Jade, C. J. and C. C. Fish. 2003. “The Choice Among Debt, Equity, and Convertible Bonds.” The Journal of Finance 29 (October): 139-51.
Three or More Authors: Smith, T. J., V. Height and C. B. Lucas. 2004. Work Transformed. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Article in Book Edited by Another Author: Mikels, N. D. 2001. “Understanding Entrepreneurship.” In Contemporary Entrepreneurship. Ed. James Schick. Ann Arbor, MI: Hanover Press.
Unpublished Dissertations: Baybrock, R. J. 2000. “Export Joint Ventures as a Tool for Small Business.” Dissertation. Washington State University.
More Than One Reference by Same Author: Brooks, J. H. 2002. Learning to Labor. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co.
__________. 1999. Human Resources and Labor Markets. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co.
If in doubt consult The Chicago Manual of Style.
8. Quotations: Short quotations within the text should be indicated by quotation marks; long quotations or extract material (without quotation marks) should be indented and single-spaced about 1/2-inch along the left margin. Words, punctuation, or italicization not present in the original should be enclosed in square brackets or noted as “[italics added]”.
9. Title. Make your title short and specific. Preferably, titles should be six or eight words long, never more than ten words.
10. Abstract. You should write a brief abstract (no more than 250 words) that sets forth the main points of the paper. Also, provide key words or phrases at the bottom of the abstract.
11. Mathematical and Quantitative Material. If mathematical notation is used, it should always be defined and kept as simple as possible to reduce printing costs. If it is necessary to use equations, they should be centered on the page. If equations will be referred to elsewhere, they should be numbered. Equation numbers are enclosed in parentheses, flush with the right margin. Unusual symbols should not be used. For equations that may be too wide to fit in a single column, indicate appropriate breaks. Notation should be clearly explained within the text. The use of quantitative techniques or tools from other disciplines is acceptable, but such symbols or equations should also be expressed in words. The use of appendices is encouraged for mathematical developments which detract from the readability of the manuscript.
12. Writing Papers. In writing your paper, explain your work so readers outside the field can understand it. Use the passive rather than the active voice.
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