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The Growth Of The Test-Optional Movement: Analysis Of Test-Optional Admissions Policies In American Higher Education, Angela C. Lofaro 2021 Seton Hall University

The Growth Of The Test-Optional Movement: Analysis Of Test-Optional Admissions Policies In American Higher Education, Angela C. Lofaro

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The landscape of American higher education is becoming more competitive each year. Discussions about equity and increasing access to underrepresented student groups grows each year, particularly regarding the role of standardized testing. Some research has shown the SAT and ACT exams, the two primary college entrance exams used in the United States, to be discriminatory towards students of some racial and ethnic minority and low-socioeconomic backgrounds. The number of institutions in the U.S. choosing to forego standardized test scores as part of their admission process for freshman applicants is growing annually, particularly in the midst of the global COVID-19 ...


Pedagogic Recontextualization In Health Science Education During A Global Pandemic: Faculty Perspectives On Instructional Adaptations, Kara Delafosse 2021 Winona State University

Pedagogic Recontextualization In Health Science Education During A Global Pandemic: Faculty Perspectives On Instructional Adaptations, Kara Delafosse

Education Doctorate Dissertations

This qualitative study explored Health Science faculty navigating learning during a global pandemic. Data collection sources for the study comprised individual interviews, individual online questionnaires, and a focus group. The study produced four emergent themes from data analysis of individual interviews, online questionnaires, and the focus group: Faculty Flexibility with Responding to Virtual Instructional Delivery, Shift from Didactic to Conceptual Contextual Learning, Shift in Assessment of Skills and Competency, and Faculty Creativity in Changing the State of Practice Through Course Design. Conclusions from the study established changing pedagogy from a teacher-focused to student-focused approach and employing creativity were paramount with ...


First-Generation Women Students’ Perceptions Of Support While Enrolled In Higher Education Institutions: A Phenomenological Study, Erin Blankenship Messmer 2021 East Tennessee State University

First-Generation Women Students’ Perceptions Of Support While Enrolled In Higher Education Institutions: A Phenomenological Study, Erin Blankenship Messmer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This phenomenological study used qualitative research methods to explore the perceptions of support first-generation women students enrolled in college have. Eleven first-generation women students who were enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs across the United States completed one-on-one interviews with the researcher. The participants explained the support they felt from family, friends, and members of their college or university, as well as areas where further support could be given. In these interviews, key themes emerged, such as the roles of mentorship and emotional support, the need for financial assistance, the role of family in support and providing cultural capital, the ...


Retaining First-Generation And Pell-Eligible Students With A Near-Peer Coaching Intervention, Kacie Hutson 2021 East Tennessee State University

Retaining First-Generation And Pell-Eligible Students With A Near-Peer Coaching Intervention, Kacie Hutson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Retention has been a focus of universities and policy makers for decades. However, there is a gap in research of Pell-eligible and first-generation student retention and completion. Researchers have indicated that peers can influence retention of other students. Using the theories of Astin (1993) and Tinto (1993) as the framework, this study explored near-peer coaching effects on retention of Pell-eligible and first-generation students. The study focused on the College Possible Catalyze program which trains near-peer coaches for partnering institutions. near-peer coaches were assigned 120 first-time full-time Pell-eligible or first-generation students at two partnering institutions. The study compared the retention of ...


Re-Centering Racial Justice In White-Dominated School Settings, Brian A. Davis 2021 University of San Francisco

Re-Centering Racial Justice In White-Dominated School Settings, Brian A. Davis

Master's Projects and Capstones

Any institution that does not give students the critical and theoretical frameworks to understand White supremacy in the United States is an active contributor in the proliferation of this hegemonic force. White supremacy is a system that produces violence educationally, socially, politically, environmentally, ontologically, and epistemologically. The study of Whiteness and White supremacy has been discounted in high school settings for various reasons. This project seeks to solve this critical issue within the field of secondary education through the implementation of a course that unpacks White supremacy while center Black history. This course will provide students with a historical framework ...


“Thinking Like Lawyers” In The Online Environment: Students’ And Faculty Members’ Perceptions Of Using The Socratic Method In An Online J.D. Course, Victoria L. VanZandt 2021 University of Dayton

“Thinking Like Lawyers” In The Online Environment: Students’ And Faculty Members’ Perceptions Of Using The Socratic Method In An Online J.D. Course, Victoria L. Vanzandt

Graduate Student Showcase

With the American Bar Association’s recent move to a more liberal stance on distance learning and the newly gained experience with online education for all law students and legal educators due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that online legal education, in some form, is here to stay. Additionally, there is no indication that the Socratic method with its strong ties to legal education will be abandoned. Therefore, the legal academy must address how it can continue to use the Socratic method as its preferred pedagogical tool to teach students “to think like lawyers” in online modalities.

This ...


Centennial Library E-News, March/April 2021, Cedarville University 2021 Cedarville University

Centennial Library E-News, March/April 2021, Cedarville University

Centennial Library E-News

Articles in this issue: Hosting ACL Conference; Graduating Student Staff Members; Library Careers Program: 2021 Centennial Library Scholarship Winner; 2021 Library Staff Recognitions; Library Book Sale; Faculty in Print; Alumni in Print


The Coeducation Decade: The Fiftieth Anniversary Of Women At Wofford, Phillip Stone, Luke Meagher 2021 Wofford College

The Coeducation Decade: The Fiftieth Anniversary Of Women At Wofford, Phillip Stone, Luke Meagher

Library Exhibits

THE COEDUCATION DECADE: The 50th anniversary of Women at Wofford In February 1971, four women enrolled as day students at Wofford under a new policy that allowed for day student coeducation. The Board of Trustees had changed the policy to allow the admission of women in greater numbers, although women had been part of the student body in small numbers since the 1890s. Within five years, the college moved to full residential coeducation. No matter the status at Wofford, women have made contributions to the campus community. This exhibit celebrates the history of women at Wofford and the ways that ...


Zara Strategic Analysis, Jessica Ha 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Zara Strategic Analysis, Jessica Ha

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Zara is the Spanish flagship store for one of the world's largest and most successful fashion retailers, Inditex. The brand is an overarching global clothing brand with thousands of in-store locations and presence in e-commerce. This strategic audit on Zara will take a deeper look into the company's business model and strategies through an external and internal analysis. The analytic tools: Porter's Five Forces, PESTEL, and SWOT analyses are utilized to understand the fashion retail industry's competitive environment and how Zara sustains its leadership through its niche in fast fashion. Strategic recommendations and implementation ideas are ...


Silent Film: A Visual Narrative For Developing Linguistic Competence, Patricia George 2021 CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Silent Film: A Visual Narrative For Developing Linguistic Competence, Patricia George

Open Educational Resources

Visual narratives in silent films are an effective method for developing linguistic competence in English language education and are equally constructive in developing critical thinking skills across disciplines. “Silent film, more than any other film property, capitalizes on ESL students’ visual literacy, using it as both a foundation and a catalyst for honing the verbal language skills that are key to acquiring and articulating complex knowledge in English” (Kasper and Singer, 2001). Silent films rely on the power of vivid, interactive visual imagery to depict personal struggles, character interactions, and plot development. This medium grabs the attention of ESL students ...


Cedarville Vs. Ursuline, Cedarville University 2021 Cedarville University

Cedarville Vs. Ursuline, Cedarville University

Women's Soccer Programs

No abstract provided.


Improving Collegiate Head Coaches' Awareness And Knowledge For Mental Health To Better Their Student-Athletes, Conner McVey Walsh 2021 Rowan University

Improving Collegiate Head Coaches' Awareness And Knowledge For Mental Health To Better Their Student-Athletes, Conner Mcvey Walsh

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this narrative inquiry study was to examine how well-aware and equipped head coaches are when handling a student-athlete with mental health-related conditions. The primary goals of this study were to interview head coaches and learn about what resources their college institution provides for them, as well as the steps taken when approached by a student-athlete concerned about their mental health. The research on a head coach's awareness and knowledge on helping student-athletes is limited, but the research on the number of student-athletes with mental health-related conditions is not. By combining the literature on student-athletes, mental health ...


Improvisation As A Teaching Tool For Improving Oral Communication Skills In Premedical And Pre-Biomedical Graduate Students, Marianne Phelps, Catrina White, Lin Xiang, Hollie I. Swanson 2021 University of Kentucky

Improvisation As A Teaching Tool For Improving Oral Communication Skills In Premedical And Pre-Biomedical Graduate Students, Marianne Phelps, Catrina White, Lin Xiang, Hollie I. Swanson

Theatre and Dance Faculty Publications

Objective:

To evaluate the relationship between training in theatre improvisation and empathy, communication, and other professional skills.

Methods:

Undergraduate and graduate students who were participants of a 10-week summer undergraduate research program engaged in theatre improvisation techniques during a 3-hour workshop. In Study #1, a de-identified, self-report questionnaire (known as the Empathy Quotient) was administered prior to and following the workshop. Paired sample 2-tailed t-tests were performed to evaluate pre- and post-test scores. To identify additional benefits of engaging in theatre improvisation techniques, Study #2 was performed. Here, a survey was administered to the participants following their completion of ...


Emergency Alert Regarding A Social Media Threat, University of Maine Police Department 2021 The University of Maine

Emergency Alert Regarding A Social Media Threat, University Of Maine Police Department

General University of Maine Publications

Example of emergency alert notifications sent to all UMaine students and staff regarding an alleged threat made via social media impacting the University of Maine campus. Also attached, a screen-capture of the UMaine web home page displaying the emergency notification.


A Self-Study Of Frn Olivet: A Student-Led Food Recovery Model On A University Campus, Madeira Sherwood 2021 Olivet Nazarene University

A Self-Study Of Frn Olivet: A Student-Led Food Recovery Model On A University Campus, Madeira Sherwood

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Presentation Location: Weber Center, Room 101

Abstract

An alarming amount of unserved food is thrown away daily on university campuses, which emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In those same college communities, there is likely a large food insecure population that is going to bed hungry every night. The Food Recovery Network (FRN) is a network of colleges/universities across the United States that seeks to bridge this gap. The FRN chapter at Olivet Nazarene University, established in October 2017, encountered challenges in its first couple years of operation because there were not yet many resources that laid out best ...


University Students’ Readiness For E-Learning During The Covid-19 Pandemic: An Assessment Of The University Of Health And Allied Sciences, Ho In Ghana, George Tesilimi Banji PhD, Mabel Frempong, Stephen Okyere, Abdul Sakibu Raji 2021 University of Health and Allied Sciences

University Students’ Readiness For E-Learning During The Covid-19 Pandemic: An Assessment Of The University Of Health And Allied Sciences, Ho In Ghana, George Tesilimi Banji Phd, Mabel Frempong, Stephen Okyere, Abdul Sakibu Raji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main goal of this paper was to investigate the university students’ readiness for E-learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The rationale was to explore students’ readiness for the various E-learning platforms, examine the challenges faced by students in the use of the E-learning platforms (module) during Covid-19 Pandemic and also investigate the benefits of the use of the E-learning platforms. This study adopted a survey research design. From the 2019/2020 academic year of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, 345 students were selected by convenient sampling method. Their readiness for E-learning during the Covid-19 pandemic was assessed by ...


Pacific Life Strategic Analysis, Jake Litel-Smith 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Pacific Life Strategic Analysis, Jake Litel-Smith

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Pacific Life is one of the most recognizable names in life insurance. The company is known for its brand and consistent delivery on its promises for over 150 years. This study shows a comprehensive analysis of Pacific Life, including external and internal considerations. Porter’s Five Forces and PESTEL will provide a guide to understanding the environment outside of the company. A SWOT analysis will provide a better grasp on the company’s current market position. The analysis will conclude with an understanding of Pacific Life’s current strategy and recommendations for its future success.


George-Anne Deep Dive, Georgia Southern University 2021 Georgia Southern University

George-Anne Deep Dive, Georgia Southern University

George-Anne Deep Dive

No abstract provided.


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University 2021 Georgia Southern University

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Georgia Southern’s national youth conference reflects new, asset-based name

  • JPHCOPH professor one of four in world awarded cancer grant


Women's Basketball Adds Four For 2021-22, Georgia Southern University 2021 Georgia Southern University

Women's Basketball Adds Four For 2021-22, Georgia Southern University

Athletics News

  • Women's Basketball Adds Four For 2021-22


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