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Retention Strategies For Online Students: A Systematic Literature Review, Katy Seery, Albert A. Barreda, Stephanie G. Hein, Jokima L. Hiller 2021 Missouri State University

Retention Strategies For Online Students: A Systematic Literature Review, Katy Seery, Albert A. Barreda, Stephanie G. Hein, Jokima L. Hiller

Journal of Global Education and Research

The purpose of this paper is to examine online retention research in higher education over a 5-year span (January 2015–March 2019) to further advance research in higher education retention. Through an academic database search, 18 articles were collected from EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, and Research Gate using combinations of the keywords online, retention strategies, and higher education. All articles were analyzed for proposed retention strategies. Retention is a global topic. As such, this study demonstrates the importance of retention and clarifies issues or challenges students encounter, which may cause lower retention rates. The data reviewed suggest the most common retention ...


Promoting Literacy In A Virtual World: Success Stories Of Two University Student Clubs, Katherine R. Drish, Stefanie Flory, Dr. Katy E. Hisrich, Dr. Amy Vujaklija, Dr. Amy Kelly, Dr. Lisa Pennington 2021 Governors State University

Promoting Literacy In A Virtual World: Success Stories Of Two University Student Clubs, Katherine R. Drish, Stefanie Flory, Dr. Katy E. Hisrich, Dr. Amy Vujaklija, Dr. Amy Kelly, Dr. Lisa Pennington

GSU Research Day

The Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi at Governors State University has a main goal this semester, which is to promote literacy in a virtual world. The purpose of this is to help all young individuals become strong readers. Our organization was fortunate enough to receive a grant from the National Education Association (NEA) that allowed us to purchase children’s books, invite guest speakers, and create workshops about varying social issues. This was in collaboration with a local library. Some of the social issues that were highlighted in our workshops are community and activism, women’s rights, and ...


Activities In A Virtual World: Engaging Students, Faculty, And The Community, Katherine R. Drish, Rama Diab, Stefanie Flory, Dr. Lisa Pennington, Dr. Katy E. Hisrich 2021 Governors State University

Activities In A Virtual World: Engaging Students, Faculty, And The Community, Katherine R. Drish, Rama Diab, Stefanie Flory, Dr. Lisa Pennington, Dr. Katy E. Hisrich

GSU Research Day

The Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi at Governors State University prides itself on the amount of time and thought that is put into planning and hosting our very own virtual events and socials. Our organizations have worked rigorously to create varying outlets and resources for our members. With computer screens acting as barriers for real life interaction, we were determined to find a solution to gather people together safely to have fun, stay connected, and extend learning. We have had tremendous success in reaching this goal early on in the semester. Our first social, a Virtual Pet Show ...


Developing A Comprehensive Leadership Program For Extension County Directors, Brandi C. Berven, Allisen Penn, Janet C. Cluck, Shirley W. Hastings 2021 University of Tennessee

Developing A Comprehensive Leadership Program For Extension County Directors, Brandi C. Berven, Allisen Penn, Janet C. Cluck, Shirley W. Hastings

Journal of Extension

This article provides an overview of the development and components of LEAD95, UT Extension’s comprehensive leadership program for county-level leaders. The program was designed using results from a Delphi study, which identified critical skills and resources for new county directors to be successful. The program consists of face-to-face workshops, mentoring, a multi-rater assessment, online learning opportunities, and an online resource toolkit. Expected outcomes include increased competency, increased job satisfaction, and more consistent leadership and direction among county-level leaders in the UT Extension system.


Postsecondary Access For Rural Youth: Multiple Connections Strengthen Community Engagement, Travis West 2021 The Ohio State University

Postsecondary Access For Rural Youth: Multiple Connections Strengthen Community Engagement, Travis West

National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Conference

Ohio State University Extension faculty provide multiple opportunities for rural Vinton County youth to be exposed to postsecondary options throughout their K-12 education. Extension’s commitment to community engagement is highlighted by developing relationships between the schools and the university to deliver a consolidated approach to postsecondary awareness and understanding.


S4e1: How Does Cooperative Extension Help Mainers Thrive?, Ron Lisnet, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Hannah Carter 2021 University of Maine

S4e1: How Does Cooperative Extension Help Mainers Thrive?, Ron Lisnet, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Hannah Carter

The Maine Question

While University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s roots are in agriculture, the 106-year-old organization helps all Mainers thrive with its relevant research-based programs that promote child development, nutrition, robotics, entrepreneurship and more. Recently, “more” has included providing communities with much-needed resources during the pandemic.

In this initial podcast of Season 4, host Ron Lisnet discusses Cooperative Extension’s past, present and future with UMaine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Cooperative Extension Dean Hannah Carter, who says the trusted organization can be like Google for Mainers seeking information.


When The "Library As Place" Matters: A Case Study Of An Academic Library, Retno Sayekti, Abdul Karim Batubara, Achiriah Achiriah, Muhammad Aditya, Franindya Purwaningtyas, Abdi Mubarak Syam, Nur’aini Nur’aini 2021 Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara Medan, Indonesia

When The "Library As Place" Matters: A Case Study Of An Academic Library, Retno Sayekti, Abdul Karim Batubara, Achiriah Achiriah, Muhammad Aditya, Franindya Purwaningtyas, Abdi Mubarak Syam, Nur’Aini Nur’Aini

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Changes in learning pattern, collection, technology and use have encouraged academic libraries to be reinvented in accordance with users’ needs. Therefore, an assessment of how users perceive and expect for library as place to accommodate learning is necessary. This study aims at measuring the gap between the minimum perception, and desired levels of library as place dimension. This is a quantitative research with data obtained from the library of the State Islamic University of North Sumatra (UINSU), through descriptive survey techniques. The result showed that the utilitarian space and symbol aspects of the library met the minimum expectations of users ...


Regional Advisory Councils To Support Nascent Rural Entrepreneurs, Sharon R. Paynter, Michael L. Harris, Dennis Barber III 2021 East Carolina University

Regional Advisory Councils To Support Nascent Rural Entrepreneurs, Sharon R. Paynter, Michael L. Harris, Dennis Barber Iii

Journal of Extension

Traditional economic development efforts have been unable to address the nuances of rural communities. Entrepreneurship can be an important process and a vital component for building rural resiliency. As part of RISE29, a grant funded program, regional advisory councils have been established an act as a crucial extension tool for East Carolina University. The goal of these councils is to incorporate the narrative and discourse of the importance of entrepreneurship as a part of inclusive rural economic development strategies.


University Student Volunteering (Usv): Instruments For Its Comprehensive Diagnosis (Icd-Usv), Elena Briones, Irina Salcines-Talledo, Natalia González-Fernández 2021 University of Cantabria, Spain

University Student Volunteering (Usv): Instruments For Its Comprehensive Diagnosis (Icd-Usv), Elena Briones, Irina Salcines-Talledo, Natalia González-Fernández

The Qualitative Report

University Student Volunteering (USV) requires attention to guarantee its pedagogic quality and its fulfilment of community service. However, a review of the literature reveals a lack of tools for assessing the quality of USV. Thus, our research question was: how can we evaluate the efficacy of volunteer programs in higher education? This article follows a qualitative methodology through an evaluative case study of the creation of a set of instruments for the comprehensive diagnostic of USV (ICD-USV) with a 360° perspective, which provide feedback and feedforward for the development of USV, thus offering indicators of its quality. The application of ...


Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Climate Assessment Activities: Development And Strategic Use In Diversity Action Plans, Dr. Kristen M. Radsliff Rebmann, Parinaz Zartoshty, Kim Green, Erin Kelly-Weber, Dr. Vidalino Raatior, Lori Vonderach 2020 SJSU School of Information

Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion Climate Assessment Activities: Development And Strategic Use In Diversity Action Plans, Dr. Kristen M. Radsliff Rebmann, Parinaz Zartoshty, Kim Green, Erin Kelly-Weber, Dr. Vidalino Raatior, Lori Vonderach

School of Information Student Research Journal

This project report describes climate assessment activities in support of the development of a college-level diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI) action plan. Elements of the climate assessment activities are described along with their purpose and rationale for inclusion. Recommendations are made for libraries to design and deploy their own EDI assessment activities with the goal of developing robust action plans supportive of inclusive excellence.


Creating Opportunities Through An Experiential, Community-Based Cooperative Extension Internship Program, Debra M. Sellers, Cheryl Heronemus, Cindy Gannon, Peggy A. Lockhart 2020 Iowa State University

Creating Opportunities Through An Experiential, Community-Based Cooperative Extension Internship Program, Debra M. Sellers, Cheryl Heronemus, Cindy Gannon, Peggy A. Lockhart

Iowa State University Articles and Manuscripts

Extension is positioned to develop and implement high-quality, high-impact internship experiences for college students in local communities. The creation of the Rising Star Internship program arose from interest in providing experiential work opportunities for Iowa State University students coupled with the organizational goals of promoting awareness of Cooperative Extension and increasing interest in employability within Extension. The program provides a paid county-level summer internship with several unique elements. Evidence collected from student participants suggests that it is a mutually beneficial endeavor for Extension, students, and communities. Extension systems may desire to replicate these efforts if they share similar ambitions.


What Help Do Faculty Perceive Is Needed To Improve Their Community Engagement Through Outreach?, Kiyomi D. Deards, Saundra Wever Frerichs, Patricia Wonch Hill, Julia McQuillan 2020 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

What Help Do Faculty Perceive Is Needed To Improve Their Community Engagement Through Outreach?, Kiyomi D. Deards, Saundra Wever Frerichs, Patricia Wonch Hill, Julia Mcquillan

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

  • A survey-based needs assessment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a research-intensive land grant university, explored ways to meet the goal of increasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach
  • 40% of surveyed faculty reported barriers to doing STEM outreach
  • Over 50% of faculty reported an inability to individually resolve barriers to STEM outreach in ways that ensure broader community engagement in their research through outreach
  • Using a sociological lens, the current study examined institutional-level barriers and enablers to faculty engaging in outreach
  • Results suggest several institutional approaches to STEM outreach, including creating infrastructure with experts in science communication; providing science ...


La Internacionalización Como Proceso De Fortalecimiento De Los Sistemas Educativos Policiales: Un Estudio En El Marco De La Red De Internacionalización Educativa Policial (Rinep) En Colombia, México Y Honduras, Gabriel Eduardo Guerrero Nieto 2020 Universidad de La Salle - Bogotá, Colombia

La Internacionalización Como Proceso De Fortalecimiento De Los Sistemas Educativos Policiales: Un Estudio En El Marco De La Red De Internacionalización Educativa Policial (Rinep) En Colombia, México Y Honduras, Gabriel Eduardo Guerrero Nieto

Doctorado en Educación y Sociedad

Los organismos de policía son instituciones que deben evolucionar al mismo ritmo que evolucionan las sociedades, situación que se convierte en un gran desafío, dada las necesidades cambiantes de convivencia y seguridad ciudadanas demandadas como servicio. Con la aparición del fenómeno de la globalización y la generación de delitos transnacionales bajo estructuras criminales complejas, los cuerpos de policía han asumido responsabilidades relacionadas directamente con la ejecución del servicio de policía traspasando fronteras. Donde la cooperación como estrategia es determinante para frenar estos actos delictivos que afectan aspectos políticos, económicos y sociales de las naciones.

Unido a lo anterior, la educación ...


The Reality Of Teaching Practice At An-Najah National University And Al-Quds Open University From The Students-Teachers’ Perspectives, Tefl Majors, Ahmed Raba' 2020 An-Najah University

The Reality Of Teaching Practice At An-Najah National University And Al-Quds Open University From The Students-Teachers’ Perspectives, Tefl Majors, Ahmed Raba'

Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

This study aimed at investigating the reality of teaching practice at An-Najah National University and Al-Quds Open University from the students-teachers’ perspectives, TEFL Majors. To achieve this aim, the researchers used a 40-item questionnaire which was classified into four domains including the co-operation of the cooperating school, the effectiveness of the university supervisor, evaluating the students-teachers and the suitability of the theoretical content for the school practical issues. The sample of study consisted of 84 male and female students-teachers, selected randomly from An-Najah National University and Al-Quds Open University. This number shapes (68.3%) of the total population. In collecting ...


Facilitating Educational Opportunities For Pilots Using Cohort Rpl, Pio Fenton, Deirdre Goggin 2020 Department of Marketing and International Business, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

Facilitating Educational Opportunities For Pilots Using Cohort Rpl, Pio Fenton, Deirdre Goggin

Dept. of Marketing & International Business Conference Material

Facilitating Educational Opportunities for Pilots using Cohort RPL 3.3 Pio Fenton and Deirdre Goggin The lifestyle and, indeed workstyle, of pilots has long proved an impediment to the attainment of third level qualifications while maintaining active and full participation in the workforce. Equally, the significant investment in pilot training has been poorly reflected in mechanisms of advanced entry to college and university programmes. This poses a quandary for those of us in Higher Education which requires quick resolution for this critical element of the airline industry. Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has developed a programme which, by design, reflects ...


Innovation Of University System In The Field Of Scientific Staff Training In Europe And Uzbekistan: Experience And Problems, Usmonov Botir 2020 Tashkent Chemical-Technological Institute

Innovation Of University System In The Field Of Scientific Staff Training In Europe And Uzbekistan: Experience And Problems, Usmonov Botir

CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

The need to improve the system of doctoral studies in the Republic of Uzbekistan is dictated by the tasks of the present. In this article, the example of European and Uzbek universities, considered the features of the reforms in the administration of training for scientific personnel undertaken in the last decade in European countries. To solve the problems of the doctoral system, it is proposed to take a number of structural steps to improve the overall quality of specialists in Uzbekistan, to ensure its attractiveness and competitiveness.


Glossary Of Assesment Terms In Higher Education, H. Omer Tontus 2020 Livre de Lyon

Glossary Of Assesment Terms In Higher Education, H. Omer Tontus

Educational Sciences

This book is prepared for teachers in higher education, and many of the words in this glossary can be grabbed by teaching staff in any kind of educational departments. This book also has been prepared to address the need to comprehend the A to Z meaning of the definitions of assessment and evaluation.


Cross-Border Development: A Long-Term Role For Universities, Robert Brian Smith, Nucharee Nuchkoom Smith 2020 Walailak University, Thailand

Cross-Border Development: A Long-Term Role For Universities, Robert Brian Smith, Nucharee Nuchkoom Smith

ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement

Low-income economies are experiencing potential serious threats in terms of long-term sustainability and social development. At the same time, most developing economies are grappling with possible disruptions from the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the current COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. However, every economy has the same goal of elevating its status to that of a developed country. This research uses the narrative/case study approach to examine cross-border development and the role that universities can play as important actors in the development of society. Moreover, this research combines observations and literature analysis. Universities are clearly best placed to play ...


Student-Athletes At An Historically Black University (Hbu): Examining The Relationship Between Student-Engagement On Campus And Career Situation Awareness, Gregg Rich, Kenneth Kungu, Ali Boolani 2020 Georgia Southern University

Student-Athletes At An Historically Black University (Hbu): Examining The Relationship Between Student-Engagement On Campus And Career Situation Awareness, Gregg Rich, Kenneth Kungu, Ali Boolani

Journal of Athlete Development and Experience

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the relationship between student-athletes’ engagement experiences on campus and their career situation awareness at an historically Black university (HBU) in the Southeastern United States with NCAA Division I affiliation. Data was obtained from a sample (n = 118) of female (n= 45) and male (n = 73) student-athletes using measures from the revised versions of the Student-Athlete Experiences Inventory (SAEI) and the Student-Athlete Career Situation Inventory (SACSI). One-way ANOVA, Pearson product-moment correlation tests, and t-tests were employed to analyze gender, race, year classification, and sport played effects. Following data analysis, three key findings ...


“Ripssl”: A New Reflective Inquiry Protocol To Lift The Lid On Students’ Significant Extra-Curricular Learning Outcomes From Study Abroad, Andrea Reid, Christine Slade, Susan L. Rowland 2020 The University of Queensland

“Ripssl”: A New Reflective Inquiry Protocol To Lift The Lid On Students’ Significant Extra-Curricular Learning Outcomes From Study Abroad, Andrea Reid, Christine Slade, Susan L. Rowland

The Qualitative Report

Education abroad generally has no overarching curriculum outside the formal study component. This paper presents the Reflective Inquiry Protocol for Surfacing Significant Learning (RIPSSL), a new approach for understanding and articulating significant learning from education abroad. Tests of RIPSSL show education abroad students use it to move beyond “it was great” when considering learning from their experiences. Our findings are important for educators and students as they work to recognize and articulate the value of education abroad. RIPSSL provides a reflective educational approach to evidence learning from life experiences by surfacing students’ significant learning in their own words.


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