Volume 2 Number 2 February 2016
Shaqra University Staff?s Degree of Practicing the Necessary Academic Requirements for Improving Their Performance, from their Viewpoints
Authors: Adnan Al Warthan ; Sanaa Ali Ahmed Youssef
This study aims at pointing out Shaqra university staff’s degree of practicing the necessary academic requirements needed for improving their performance in the spheres of the university academic performance. The survey-descriptive approach and the measurement approach (questionnaire) are applied to achieve the purpose of this study. The number, on which the study is applied, is 358 members of the university staff. The questionnaire is divided into three sections related to the following domains: the first section is about Shaqra university staff’s practice degree in the sphere of education and learning; the second section is about Shaqra university staff’s practice degree in the sphere of scientific research; the third section is about Shaqra university staff’s practice degree in the sphere of community service.
Concerning Shaqra university staff’s practice degree in the sphere of education and learning, the results is more than 50 % of the university staff members. From their viewpoint, they consider the degree of practicing the necessary academic requirements for improving their performance in the sphere of education and learning is good. Besides, 37.5 % of the university staff regards their practice performance as medium and low. While, in regard of the university staff’s practice degree in the sphere of scientific research, less than 50 % of the university staff members consider the practice of the university staff’s is good, in the light of their standpoint regarding the essential academic requirements for improving the scientific research. Moreover, 53.4 % views their practice for the advancement of their performance is medium and low. In respect of the practice degree of the university staff in the sphere of community service, 50 % of the university staff regards it as good, in the light of their viewpoint of practicing the essential academic requirements for improving their performance in the domain of the community service. Besides, 50 % of the university staff considers their participation for the improvement is medium and low. The study’s result indicates that there is a firm direct correlation between the section of education and learning and the section of scientific research, in addition to that medium direct correlation between the section of scientific research and the section of community service. The research’s most obvious recommendations are: establishing special strategy and criterion for improving the performance, offering training courses in this respect, and concentrating on the interaction of the section of education and learning and the section of scientific research, with the section of community service.
Citation Practices of Education Student Researchers in their Undergraduate Thesis
Authors: Roseniya G. Tamano ; Wardah D. Guimba
Citation practices among expert writers and dissertations in postgraduate level have been widely investigated in scholarly community. Although recent literature have already expounded on the citation practices in the undergraduate level, few, if none, have paid attention on corpus written by education students. It is therefore the focus of this paper to present citation practices of the pre-service teachers in a teacher education institution in Southern Philippines. Discussion sections of the Chapter 4 of the thirty seven undergraduate corpuses were analyzed using the integral and non-integral citation structures employed by Luzόn (2015). Interviews were also conducted to obtain data on the grounds of their identified (problematic) citation practices. Findings reported that there was an overutilization of integral citation pattern and a great number of citation practices are indeed problematic mainly due to lack of knowledge of rhetorical citations and poor linguistic skills. Grounding from these results, we recommended that an academic writing subject be offered in the College of Education to address the pressing need for scholarly writing.