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Stalled At The Gate: Addressing Student Failure In A "Gateway" Course, Susan Rhoades Neel 2017 Utah State University

Stalled At The Gate: Addressing Student Failure In A "Gateway" Course, Susan Rhoades Neel

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

This article is a case study of how student data can guide instructors in course redesign. A significant percentage of students enrolled in an American Civilization course did not successfully complete the course. An examination of ACT scores, GPAs, grades in math and English composition, reading tests, and assignment completion rates indicated that two key obstacles to student success were a lack of student engagement and a disparity between student reading capabilities and the required instructional materials. Following a change in the topical focus of the course, the addition of active learning projects, and supplemental aids to the textbook, course ...


What Can Students Do With The Words They Know? An Ela Teacher Takes On Science, Emily Hayden, Michelle Eades-Baird 2017 Iowa State University

What Can Students Do With The Words They Know? An Ela Teacher Takes On Science, Emily Hayden, Michelle Eades-Baird

Emily Hayden

The Common Core State Standard and Next Generation Science Standards emphasize language and literacy across disciplines, requiring shifts in teaching practices and inventive approaches. This case study focuses on the instructional decision-making and activities of one uniquely experienced and qualified seventh-grade science teacher, whose English Language Arts background made her approach to vocabulary instruction distinctive, as she selected focus vocabulary and incorporated morphological instruction and lexical enhancement into science teaching practices. Results highlight the differences between content literacy and disciplinary literacy and the pitfalls of applying broad literacy strategies without deep consideration of disciplinary knowledge and requirements and provide examples ...


Not A Stale Metaphor: The Continued Relevance Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge For Science Research And Education, H. Emily Hayden, Michelle Eades Baird 2017 Iowa State University

Not A Stale Metaphor: The Continued Relevance Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge For Science Research And Education, H. Emily Hayden, Michelle Eades Baird

Emily Hayden

Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is a foundation for teacher standards such as the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011) and a critical element of teacher preparation and professional development for multiple fields, including science teaching (Purzer, Moore, Baker, & Berland, 2014). But several years ago Settlage (2013) presented a powerful critique of PCK, rejecting the way it positions knowledge in the abstract, “solely ... what teachers store in their heads” (p. 10) and calling for more evidence connecting PCK conceptualisations to actual teaching activity. In truth, theoretical descriptions of PCK abound (Darling -Hammond & Bransford, 2005; Hashweh, 2005; Lee & Luft, 2008) and most utilise the lens of the researcher (Lee & Luft, 2008). While this helps us conceptualise teaching and imagine what could be, what is needed are more illustrations of what is.


2017-11-07 President's Message, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-11-07 President's Message, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

President's message to the faculty and staff from November 8, 2017.


The George-Anne, Student Media, Georgia Southern University 2017 Georgia Southern University

The George-Anne, Student Media, Georgia Southern University

The George-Anne

No abstract provided.


Perspectives Of Extension Agents And Farmers Toward Multifunctional Agriculture In The United States Corn Belt, John W. Doudna, Matthew E. O'Neal, John C. Tyndall, Matthew J. Helmers 2017 Iowa State University

Perspectives Of Extension Agents And Farmers Toward Multifunctional Agriculture In The United States Corn Belt, John W. Doudna, Matthew E. O'Neal, John C. Tyndall, Matthew J. Helmers

Matthew J. Helmers

We surveyed the perspectives of farmers, crop professionals, and Extension agents and found that they have positive perspectives concerning multifunctional agriculture, including a positive effect of a nearby prairie to cropland productivity. The survey was conducted in central Iowa and included individuals predominantly from Iowa involved in commodity research and production. Our results are preliminary and provide a baseline for further research into the perspectives of change agents in the U.S. Corn Belt. They also provide insight into similarities among key links in the diffusion of innovation chain.


Landlabs: An Integrated Approach To Creating Agricultural Enterprises That Meet The Triple Botom Line, Nicholas Jordan, Lisa A. Schulte, Carol Williams, David Mulla, David Pitt, Carissa Shively Slotterback, Randall Jackson, Douglas Landis, Bruce Dale, Dennis Becker, Mark Rickenbach, Matt Helmers, V. Bobby Bringi 2017 University of Minnesota

Landlabs: An Integrated Approach To Creating Agricultural Enterprises That Meet The Triple Botom Line, Nicholas Jordan, Lisa A. Schulte, Carol Williams, David Mulla, David Pitt, Carissa Shively Slotterback, Randall Jackson, Douglas Landis, Bruce Dale, Dennis Becker, Mark Rickenbach, Matt Helmers, V. Bobby Bringi

Matthew J. Helmers

Global demand is increasing for food, feed, and fiber; for additional agricultural outputs, such as biofuels; and for ecosystem services, such as clean water and outdoor recreation. In response, new agricultural enterprises are needed that produce more outputs from existing lands while meeting the "triple bottom line" of high performance in economic, environmental, and social terms. Establishing such enterprises requires coordination and development within three critical domains: landscape configurations (i.e., types and arrangements of land uses), supply/value chains (i.e., processing and utilization), and policy and governance. In this essay, we describe our efforts, as land-grant university scientists ...


Ouachita To Host Percussion Ensemble In Concert Nov. 20, Bethany Lenards, Ouachita News Bureau 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Host Percussion Ensemble In Concert Nov. 20, Bethany Lenards, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University will host the OBU Percussion Ensemble in concert on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on Ouachita’s campus. The recital is free and open to the public.


My News, Georgia Southern University 2017 Georgia Southern University

My News, Georgia Southern University

My News

No abstract provided.


2017-11-06 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-11-06 Newsletter, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress newsletter for November 6, 2017.


Mills Teaches The Current State Of Journalism, Aldemaro Romero Jr. 2017 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Mills Teaches The Current State Of Journalism, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

“I don’t want to say that I was ahead of my time, but my instincts just ran that way. To its credit, City College of New York accommodated me as best it could.” That’s how Professor Joshua Mills explains the way his alma mater allowed him to take a variety of courses outside the usual track of any major. He later was awarded a bachelor’s degree in political science and another in history.

That would not be the only change in career interests for this native of the Bronx. He went on to receive a master’s ...


Harnessing Wastewater For Renewable Energy (2013-2), Aaron Adalja, Chalida U-tapao 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Harnessing Wastewater For Renewable Energy (2013-2), Aaron Adalja, Chalida U-Tapao

Aaron Adalja

This case study explores the options for using wastewater to produce renewable energy in the context of a public wastewater treatment plant. It provides an opportunity for students to synthesize knowledge from resource economics, engineering, environmental science, agriculture, and public policy to develop a transdisciplinary approach to a socio-environmental issue. The case is designed for upper division undergraduate courses in resource economics or environmental engineering, but several modifications are provided graduate course applications. Students assume the role of a newly hired analyst at a consulting firm in Washington, DC, that specializes in renewable energy solutions. They are charged with proposing ...


An Integrated English Language Program: Supporting University Internationalization, Ketty Reppert, Smoky Kelly, Leena Chakrabarti 2017 Kansas State University

An Integrated English Language Program: Supporting University Internationalization, Ketty Reppert, Smoky Kelly, Leena Chakrabarti

International Symposium for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Intensive English Programs (IEP) are organized in a variety of ways as they seek to prepare students for study or work in an English-medium environment. This poster highlights how an IEP that is integrated into a state university can support campus internationalization efforts while preparing non-native English speakers for their future studies and careers.


College Students, Experiences On Smart Phone Technology Usage: A Qualitative Content Analysis Study, fatemeh jafarzadeh-kenarsari, parand pourghane 2017 Medical Education Research Center (MERC), Education Development Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

College Students, Experiences On Smart Phone Technology Usage: A Qualitative Content Analysis Study, Fatemeh Jafarzadeh-Kenarsari, Parand Pourghane

The Qualitative Report

Besides many benefits of the cell phone technology, numerous arguments are raised on the different and important negative effects of such a technology. This qualitative content analysis study explored the common usages of smart phone technology, its challenges, and benefits among Iranian college students. Participants were 32 bachelor degree students who were recruited using purposive sampling method with maximum variation. Data were collected through 11 individual semi-structured interviews and 3 focus group discussions (5-8 students in each group). Data analysis was done based on a conventional content analysis approach. Data analysis resulted in 3 main themes and 12 sub-themes. The ...


Western News, November 2, 2017, Western Michigan University 2017 Western Michigan University

Western News, November 2, 2017, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-present)

Story highlights: WMU at center of national STEM network, Nursing wins $2 million grant to boost diversity, Three University researchers snag prestigious NSF prize, Men’s soccer team moves up to No. 5 in the nation, University earns geospatial sciences status, Children’s Place grant supports student-parents, Turkey Trot 5K run, walk scheduled for Nov. 18, On Campus with Veronica Thomas


2017-11-02 Faculty Senate Newsletter, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2017 Morehead State University

2017-11-02 Faculty Senate Newsletter, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Faculty Senate Newsletter for November 2, 2017.


The George-Anne, Student Media, Georgia Southern University 2017 Georgia Southern University

The George-Anne, Student Media, Georgia Southern University

The George-Anne

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Realizing The Distinctive University: Vision And Values, Strategy And Culture, Michael Rizzi 2017 University of Pittsburgh

Book Review: Realizing The Distinctive University: Vision And Values, Strategy And Culture, Michael Rizzi

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Realizing the Distinctive University: Vision and Values, Strategy and Culture by Mark William Roche.


Book Review: The End Of College: Creating The Future Of Learning And The University Of Everywhere, Bruce Henderson 2017 Western Carolina University

Book Review: The End Of College: Creating The Future Of Learning And The University Of Everywhere, Bruce Henderson

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

Review of Kevin Carey's The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere.


An Evolutionary Perspective On Increasing Student Success, And The (Partial) Fallacy Of First-Year Retention, Doug McElroy, Kate McElroy 2017 Western Kentucky University

An Evolutionary Perspective On Increasing Student Success, And The (Partial) Fallacy Of First-Year Retention, Doug Mcelroy, Kate Mcelroy

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

With state support for higher education declining and/or increasingly tied to performance outcomes, and greater emphasis being paid to the debt load incurred by students, student retention and success have become key drivers of universities’ strategic decision-making. Much effort has concentrated on first-year students; however, it may be more advantageous to pay greater attention to the fate of students at later points in their careers. We apply the concept of Reproductive Value to explore dynamics of retention rates, graduation rates, and degree production within and among seven state comprehensive universities. We ask: (1) Is enhanced first-year retention predictive of ...


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