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"I Just Want Something Good to Read!"
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 21, 2015
Just want to read something for fun? Need to choose an enjoyable book for your class assignment? This guide provides direction to popular fiction books and e-books at UHD Library for leisure and recreational reading.
Classroom Assessment Techniques
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Apr 29, 2015
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) give you immediate feedback about student learning. This research guide accompanies a CTLE presentation by a UHD faculty member on this high impact educational practice.
Tags: assessment, higher education, student retention, student success
Collaborative Learning Techniques
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 28, 2015
"Collaborative learning techniques are activities for engaging students in collaborative learning in the classroom." This research guide accompanies a CTLE presentation by UHD faculty members on this high impact educational practice.
Tags: cooperative learning, high impact, higher education, problem-based learning, student engagement, student retention, student success
Community Engagement and Student Populations
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 1, 2015
This includes literature on minority, disadvantaged, and first-generation students, as well as freshmen and sophomores, in the context of community engagement.
Tags: disadvantaged, diversity, first generation, first year, freshmen, high impact, higher education, low income, minority, second year, service learning, sophomore, student engagement, student retention, student success
Community Engagement Outcomes and Assessment
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 20, 2015
This includes literature on learning outcomes, assessment, rubrics, and portfolios in the context of community engagement.
Tags: assessment, higher education, learning outcomes, portfolios, rubrics, service learning, student engagement, student retention, student success, surveys
Community Engagement Practices
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 20, 2015
This includes literature on community engagement/high impact practices such as service learning, undergraduate research, and problem-based learning. It also covers special topics such as community engagement in online courses and course design.
Tags: high impact, higher education, problem-based learning, service learning, student engagement, student retention, student success, undergraduate research
Community Engagement Theory and History
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 29, 2015
This includes foundational literature and literature reviews.
Tags: high impact, higher education, service learning, student engagement, student retention, student success
Core Curriculum 2014
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 22, 2015
This guide points to information sources on Texas' higher education revised core curriculum to begin in 2014, as determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Input provided by Lea Campbell, UHD Director of Academic Assessment.
Tags: higher education, student retention, student success
Diversity and Equity in Higher Education
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 22, 2015
This guide spotlights UHD Library and other selected resources on diversity in higher education, including issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, and religion.
Tags: discrimination, higher education, lgbtq, multicultural
High-Impact Educational Practices
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jun 10, 2015
This guide spotlights UHD Library and other selected resources in high-impact educational practices, such as first-year seminars, learning communities, service learning, undergraduate research, and capstone experiences.
Tags: high impact, higher education, student engagement, student retention, student success
Higher Education
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 22, 2015
Higher Education Assessment
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated May 4, 2015
This guide features resources available from UHD Library in physical and digital forms that relate to assessment of student outcomes and learning.
Honors Programs in Higher Education
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated May 18, 2015
This guide provides links to books, journal articles and other information regarding honors education programs at colleges and universities.
Tags: high impact, higher education, student engagement, student retention, student success
Journal Quality Evaluation
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 16, 2015
This guide provides tips and resources for evaluating journal quality for research and publication purposes. It includes coverage of open access journals.
Tags: open access, publishing, research
Student Success and Retention
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 22, 2015
This guide provides links to books, journal articles and other information regarding college student success and retention.
UHD Information
by Pat Ensor - Last Updated Jul 16, 2015
This guide spotlights UHD Library and Web resources and people, that deal with UHD topics often relevant to student projects, especially in English 3302.
 

Biography

Pat Ensor received her Masters in Library Service in 1981 from the University of Alabama. While in library school, she served an internship with the IBM Santa Teresa Programming Laboratory Library in Santa Teresa, California, where she first began electronic searching. She is currently the Executive Director of Library Services at the University of Houston-Downtown, where she has been since January, 1999. This follows six years as the Head of Information Services at the University of Houston Libraries and previous positions as Coordinator of Electronic Information Services at Indiana State University and Reference Librarian at California State University, Long Beach.
She is the editor of two editions of the Cybrarian's Manual, an ALA Editions publication, as well as co-editor of Information Imagineering: Meeting at the Interface. She has been the co-editor of electronic serial Public-Access Computing Systems Review and editor of Information Standards Quarterly, the publication of the National Information Standards Organization. She has written and spoken widely about electronic information topics.

Pat Ensor was the president of the Library and Information Technology Association in 2002-2003. She chaired the LITA National Forum Program Committee for 1999 and 2000, and was the founder of the Top Technology Trends Committee.

 
 
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