Michael Paulsen

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In this study we examined and compared the determinants of first-to-second-year persistence for 1,167 first-generation and 3,017 continuinggeneration students at four-year institutions, using data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Survey (Wine, et al., 2002). Because first-generation students are overrepresented in the most(More)
BACKGROUND Academic medical centers (AMCs) have a constrained resident work force. Many AMCs have increased the use of nonresident service hospitalists to manage continued growth in clinical volume. To optimize their time in the hospital, it is important to understand hospitalists' work flow. DESIGN We performed a time-motion study of hospitalists(More)
This chapter uses diagrams and narration to illustrate how economists utilize models of decision making behavior to analyze higher education policies. Models of the behavior of decision-makers consider their goals and the constraints they face in pursuing those goals. Many higher education policies influence the constraints—on income, information or(More)
This study applies an integrated model of college choice to better describe students who do and do not intend to study abroad. Although internationalization through study abroad is widely touted as a preferred means of developing globally competent college graduates, very little is known about the factors that influence students’ predisposition to study(More)
An integer partition λ ` n corresponds, via its Ferrers diagram, to an artinian monomial ideal I ⊂ C[x, y] with dimC C[x, y]/I = n. If λ corresponds to an integrally closed ideal we call it concave . We study generating functions for the number of concave partitions, unrestricted or with at most r parts. 1. concave partitions By an integer partition λ =(More)
This study examined differences in the effects of three active-learning teaching strategies (case-based learning, simulation, and simulation with narrative pedagogy) on the outcomes of nursing student performance of intervention activities, performance retention of intervention activities, student satisfaction, self-confidence, and educational practice(More)
IN TRO D U CTION ............................................................................................................. 7 19 I. HART VERSUS DWORKIN REDUX: THE PROBLEM OF THE RECOGNITIONAL C O M M U N ITY ........................................................................................................ 729 II. A GROUP-RELATIVE VIEW OF LAW(More)
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................. 1460 I. ERIE, AMBIGUITY, AND INDEPENDENTJUDGMENT ........................ 1466 A. Identifing lndeterminacy in State Law .................................... 1467 B. Judicial Federalism and Independent Judgment ........................ 1471 1. Erie and the(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank the members of my dissertation committee for their guidance and support. I am honored to have each of them with me on this journey. In particular, thank you to my committee chair, Dr. Brian An, for the incredible feedback and expertise throughout the process. He demonstrated patience and understanding as he guided me(More)