Gear Up & Beyond, 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay
Gear Up & Beyond, Stephanie Sanchez
Capstone Projects and Master's Theses
At Salinas High School there is a low number of high school students completing CSU/UC requirements. In the academic year of 2015, there was a total of 560 high school graduates, of these students 245 graduated with all CSU/UC requirements which is 43%. Gear Up (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) has a purpose of helping students succeed throughout high school. Gear Up promotes post-secondary education by taking field trips, working with parents, and offering tutoring before and after school as well as during lunch are some of the resources offered. Gear Up & Beyond was developed as an extension of the program, providing a supplemental support system for nine first-generation female students. This particular group faces more challenges, and benefit from focusing on the resources needed to succeed. First-generation students often lack important ‘college knowledge’ about the process of preparing, applying, and paying for college due to the lack of experience with postsecondary education in their families. This capstone project was designed to promote post-secondary education by highlighting A-G requirements and the process of applying to College. The project consisted of 14 sessions of students reviewing transcripts, careers and colleges, community service, scholarships/ financial aid, personal statements, smart goals, and a speaker. One of the strengths of the project is the posters that students prepared containing research on their desired majors that were posted around campus; and thus reached ...
The Skills Gap In U.S. Manufacturing: The Effectiveness Of Technical Education On The Incumbent Workforce, 2017 Western Kentucky University
The Skills Gap In U.S. Manufacturing: The Effectiveness Of Technical Education On The Incumbent Workforce, Robert Michael Deal
Masters Theses & Specialist Projects
This thesis explores the skill sets of the current American workforce, the skills required in modern, technically advanced U.S. manufacturing facilities, and the multiple approaches postsecondary education has employed to bridge the gap between the two. Millions of dollars are spent each year educating and training the incumbent workforce without any definitive measure of whether the financial investment or effort is actually providing a return.
To illustrate, organizations typically require a projected return-on-investment (ROI) before committing funds to a project. However, the same approach does not seem to be applied when investing in human capital for the purpose of ...
The Role Of Morphological Awareness In Vocabulary Acquisition In English Of Saudi Efl Learners, 2017 Seattle Pacific University
The Role Of Morphological Awareness In Vocabulary Acquisition In English Of Saudi Efl Learners, Wugud A. Alsaeedi
This study aimed to assess the impact of explicit morphology instruction on Saudi EFL students’ morphological awareness and vocabulary knowledge. The experimental group received for six weeks in their English class morphological lessons that focused on the basic analytical and synthetic word formation rules to increase students’ morphological awareness and help in improving their vocabulary knowledge. On the other hand, the control group received the regular instruction in their English class. At the end of the instruction period, the pre- and post-test scores of the experimental group were compared. Then, the experimental group scores were compared to the control group ...
Integrating Liberal Arts Into Management Education, 2017 Singapore Management University
Integrating Liberal Arts Into Management Education, Singapore Management University
Management education is too narrowly focused and should adopt an inter-disciplinary approach…or face an inevitable demise
Effective Chaperone Selection And Training For Enhanced Youth Experiences, 2017 Oregon State University
Effective Chaperone Selection And Training For Enhanced Youth Experiences, Emily J. Anderson, Kelsey Roop, Stacey Macarthur
4-H and Youth
This article identifies key strategies for selecting and training chaperones for youth programs. Although substantial research on volunteer core competencies and training exists, very little has been written to specifically address volunteers who serve in a chaperone capacity. We surveyed chaperones who had participated in an international youth development program to identify the most valuable personal characteristics of a successful chaperone and the most beneficial elements of a pre-event chaperone training program. The lists of these key characteristics and training topics can be used by Extension professionals in selecting chaperones and designing training opportunities for their own programs.
Private Universities And Development Of Higher Education In Nigeria: A Mixed Methods Approach, 2017 Universiti Utara Malaysia
Private Universities And Development Of Higher Education In Nigeria: A Mixed Methods Approach, Yusuf Suleiman, Zahyah Binti Hanafi, Muhajir Taslikhan
The Qualitative Report
Private university education is unarguably one of the growing trends in the education system in the world. Providing university education to citizens should not be the solitary efforts of government, but should be the responsibility of adults at all levels. The giant stride of private investment in the acceleration of university education in Nigeria is overwhelming. This paper examines the private university's contribution to the development of university education in Nigeria, focusing on the strengths, weaknesses and way forward. Basically, the purpose of the study is to highlight the areas where private universities had contributed to the advancement of ...
The Final Battle: Constructs Of Hegemonic Masculinity And Hypermasculinity In Fraternity Membership, 2017 Western Carolina University
The Final Battle: Constructs Of Hegemonic Masculinity And Hypermasculinity In Fraternity Membership, Alex Zernechel, April L. Perry
College Student Affairs Leadership
This article explores the correlation between membership in a fraternal organization and masculinity identity development. Masculinity is embedded into the very foundation of the American fraternity culture. Fraternal organizations have served as a haven for young men that support the development of hegemonic masculinity and hypermasculinity, while preventing those same students from being exposed to opposing personality traits and challenges to their own idea of masculinity. In this paper, we present literature on hypermasulinity, fraternities, and a synthesis of the two. Based on the information presented, we make a call to action to educators and university administrators to help young ...
Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations To Inform International Student Recruitment, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
Measuring What Matters: Exploring Student Motivations To Inform International Student Recruitment, Rebecca Lubitz
Over the last decade, international students in the United States have surpassed the one million mark (Institute of International Education [IIE], 2016(a). Research found here highlights the goals and motivations of this growing constituency and examines factors that influence international students to choose educational experiences in the United States.
Two online surveys were distributed, one to international recruitment agents that work for UC Berkeley Extension, and another to international students. The paper examines survey responses along with existing research to offer data-driven theories on how international educators might more effectively approach student recruitment and program design. The research concluded ...
Growth Mindset In The Classroom, 2017 South Dakota State University
Growth Mindset In The Classroom, Luther L. Kiger
Empowering Research for Educators
This article discusses how Mindset can effect a students educational and social life.
Emphasis On Test Scores In Education, 2017 South Dakota State University
Emphasis On Test Scores In Education, Lindsay Olson
Empowering Research for Educators
This article discusses how too much emphasis on standardized testing can affect student learning as well as teaching in the classroom. It includes a personal interview with a high school teacher as well as an article from the Washington Post regarding a study that was completed involving testing students.
The Language Of Learning In Family And Consumer Sciences: English Language Learners In Career Technical Education, 2017 South Dakota State University
The Language Of Learning In Family And Consumer Sciences: English Language Learners In Career Technical Education, Kali S. Lenhoff
Empowering Research for Educators
Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) content and English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies can be organically incorporated to create a successful education for an English Language Learner (ELL). The first objective of this research project is to discover how prepared Family and Consumer Sciences teachers feel to work with English Language Learners in the classroom. The second objective is to identify practical and effective methods and strategies that are useful for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers instructing English Language Learners. The rationale for this project is that by identifying the challenges faced by English Language Learners in education, teachers ...
Immigrant Parental Involvement In Student Academics, 2017 South Dakota State University
Immigrant Parental Involvement In Student Academics, Charles Tebben
Empowering Research for Educators
This study is meant to focus discussions about the importance of the involvement of immigrant parents in respect to student academics. In this study I intend to make evident a relationship between parental involvement and student academics, after which I will draw in a conclusion of the resources utilized by my community at the elementary and middle schools. I’m conducting my research study starting at elementary school and running through middle school. I’m eliminating the high school period because of their unique parental involvement complexities which share little constraints and outcomes with the lower levels. To build ...
Perspectives Of Extension Agents And Farmers Toward Multifunctional Agriculture In The United States Corn Belt, 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 E. O'Neal
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, 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
Lisa A. Schulte Moore
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 ...
Flex—Iowa State University’S Mobile Technology Classroom, 2017 Iowa State University
Flex—Iowa State University’S Mobile Technology Classroom, Peter Evans, Eric Schares
Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations
Iowa State University’s FLEx (Forward Learning Experience) program is a mobile technology classroom housed in a 16-foot trailer, designed to introduce K-12 students, educators, and families to advanced technology and design thinking concepts. Since the fall of 2014, the FLEx has engaged over 35,000 participants through 171 events across the state of Iowa.
The Extension Storyteller: Using Stories To Enhance Meaning And Catalyze Change, 2017 Iowa State University
The Extension Storyteller: Using Stories To Enhance Meaning And Catalyze Change, Nancy Franz
Nancy K. Franz
Many cultures share and pass on norms through storytelling. Extension as a culture also creates and shares stories to pass on history, provide information about Extension work and experiences, and develop the organization. However, Extension as a culture less frequently uses storytelling to enhance meaning and catalyze related change. This article provides a brief review of relevant literature on types of stories, purposes of storytelling, and effective storytelling techniques and describes qualities of successful stories. This information provides a basis for best practices that Extension professionals can apply when using storytelling to enhance meaning and catalyze change.
Cross-Cultural Experiences During A Visiting Scholar Program: “…A Start[Ing] Not A Finishing Point”, 2017 University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing
Cross-Cultural Experiences During A Visiting Scholar Program: “…A Start[Ing] Not A Finishing Point”, Carla Aa Ventura, Judith E. Mill, Isabel A.C. Mendes, Emanuele Seicenti De Brito, Leanne Johnson
Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière
To describe the Visiting Scholar Program as a context for cross-cultural learning experiences and the development of intercultural competencies.
In 2004, a Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) was developed between the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (UA), Canada, and the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing (USP-EERP), Brazil, with the goal to promote capacity building among nurse researchers. During a cross-cultural exchange program, participants are immersed in a foreign culture and language over an extended period of time, which offers them a potential opportunity to develop intercultural competence.
A qualitative design was utilized ...
Parenting: It’S A Life’S Curriculum Supported By Fcs Standards, 2017 Iowa State University
Parenting: It’S A Life’S Curriculum Supported By Fcs Standards, Courtney Mull
Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression
As a land-grant university, Iowa State prides itself in promoting outreach that moves beyond the campus borders. Parenting: It’s A Life (PIAL), is an outreach program that provides life skills curriculum to teachers and their 7-12th grade students. PIAL was created years ago in response to prevalent teen pregnancy issues. Currently, PIAL provides education and resources to youth on several life skills.
Previous research indicated students increased their life skills knowledge after PIAL presentations. This showed the PIAL team the curriculum was effective. The focus turned to how PIAL could expand its reach to more schools. The primary classroom ...
The Art Of Facilitation: Process Matters!, 2017 Kansas State University
The Art Of Facilitation: Process Matters!, Trudy M. Rice
Center for Engagement and Community Development
A comprehensive training curriculum for professionals and community volunteers to increase their skills in meeting management, dealing with conflict, understanding group dynamics, and tools for decision making. This training enables Extension professionals and volunteers to facilitate community conversations on the 5 Grand Challenges: Water; Feeding the World; Health; Growing Tomorrow's Leaders; and Community Vitality
Rapid Response Team On Civil Discourse: Assessing Extension's Capacity To Respond, 2017 Mississippi State University
Rapid Response Team On Civil Discourse: Assessing Extension's Capacity To Respond, Rachel Welborn
Center for Engagement and Community Development
Throughout the early months of 2016, news stories of racial unrest frequented the media outlets. In response, the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) established the first Rapid Response Team, giving a charge to explore civil discourse around race relations. This pilot response to an emerging need involved a scan of the Cooperative Extension System's resources and expertise while assembling a competency matrix and developing next step recommendations to help move CES forward in advancing civil discourse.