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What Is College For? (Library Resources), Holy Cross Libraries 2017 College of the Holy Cross

What Is College For? (Library Resources), Holy Cross Libraries

Library Resources for Campus Events

A bibliography of resources available through the Holy Cross Libraries which provide additional information related to “What is College For?," a lecture by Andrew Delblanco held at the College of the Holy Cross March 1 2017.

Delbanco reviews the history of higher education in the United States, addresses some of the criticism and shortcomings of liberal education today, and makes the case why liberal education is still of value.

The talk is the Thomas More Lecture on the Humanities.


Optional Flexible Year Program And Middle School Student Achievement In Reading, Robyn Alane Fender 2017 Walden University

Optional Flexible Year Program And Middle School Student Achievement In Reading, Robyn Alane Fender

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Local student reading results on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness have decreased. It is of great concern that many students had less than full mastery of the prerequisite, fundamental skills in reading. The study site used the Optional Flexible Year Program for remediation of students at risk of not passing the state assessment. The purpose of this concurrent explanatory study was to explore the relationship between participation and nonparticipation in the remediation program and student reading achievement and to better understand staff perceptions regarding the remediation program. Guided by Vroom's expectancy theory of motivation, quantitative research ...


Hopeful Thinking: Conceptualizing A Future Beyond Domestic Abuse, Henri Zombil 2017 Walden University

Hopeful Thinking: Conceptualizing A Future Beyond Domestic Abuse, Henri Zombil

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Domestic violence is a continuing public health problem. Immigrant women facing domestic violence have additional challenges in dealing with domestic violence and accessing services. Hopeful thinking has been identified as a strategy for intervening and surviving beyond domestic violence. The purpose of this multiple descriptive case study was to explore hopeful thinking in Haitian immigrant women domestic abuse survivors' (HIDAS) conceptualizations of the future beyond domestic abuse. The framework for the study was resilience theory, which emphasizes the individual's ability to bounce back from stressful situations. This framework was used to investigate how HIDAS in the United States experience ...


Inquiries That Matter: How Social Studies Teachers Employ Historical Inquiry Practices To Support Social Justice Civic Goals, Jennifer Lynn Gallagher 2017 Iowa State University

Inquiries That Matter: How Social Studies Teachers Employ Historical Inquiry Practices To Support Social Justice Civic Goals, Jennifer Lynn Gallagher

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Paper One: Employing disciplinary inquiry practices to support social justice-oriented civic goals: The opportunities and constraints afforded in exemplary elementary teaching

Abstract: This paper reports findings of one case of a larger multi-case study. The paper highlights the opportunities and constraints present in the activity system of one exemplary elementary teacher who uses historical inquiry practices to support the social justice-oriented civic goals she holds for her students. Her work offers insight into promising connections between disciplinary inquiry practices and social justice education particular to elementary teaching and but it also reveals important constraints to consider that are prevalent enough ...


Clinkresume.Doc, kellian clink 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Clinkresume.Doc, Kellian Clink

Kellian Clink

Resume


Sprout: A Little Footprint With A Big Impact, Emily Grochowalski, Jordan McCroskey, Katrina Genzink, Levi Mains, Nathan Hull 2016 Grand Valley State University

Sprout: A Little Footprint With A Big Impact, Emily Grochowalski, Jordan Mccroskey, Katrina Genzink, Levi Mains, Nathan Hull

Undergraduate Research

This Innovation Portfolio is designed to walk the reader through the essential steps our team took to address the issue of the under-utilization of the Meijer Holland Campus in the fall of 2016. As a satellite campus of Grand Valley State University, the Meijer Holland Campus seeks to engage its local community in a more sustained and in-depth way. This brief begins by introducing the reader to the historical and situational context of the Holland campus, followed by a map displaying the stakeholders involved. Through talking with a number of those stakeholders, we gained valuable insights that were grouped together ...


Multi-Generational Design Thinking School, Kyle McDowell, Payton Mills, Joseph Seder, Nichole Sloan, Hannah Fernando, Andrew Hereza 2016 Grand Valley State University

Multi-Generational Design Thinking School, Kyle Mcdowell, Payton Mills, Joseph Seder, Nichole Sloan, Hannah Fernando, Andrew Hereza

Undergraduate Research

Every great story is full of interesting characters, and one of those characters is always the hero. In each and every story, that hero wants something. Our hero is the GVSU Meijer Campus in Holland, Michigan, but as it is now, that hero is weak, lonely, and not flourishing. Our hero wants to be relevant for the Holland community, but it needs to overcome underutilization to get there. However, what makes a story great is not the resolution; rather, it is the transformation of the hero. Join us in our journey as we design thinkers work to transform the identity ...


The H.I.V.E, Ellerie Ambrose, Adam Hummel, Ashley Koltz, Christopher Lopez, Christian Miller 2016 Grand Valley State University

The H.I.V.E, Ellerie Ambrose, Adam Hummel, Ashley Koltz, Christopher Lopez, Christian Miller

Undergraduate Research

Design Thinking is a methodology used by designers, deep thinkers, and problem solvers alike to brainstorm solutions for issues big and small. To truly embrace the methodology and achieve great results, users must dive into the problem they are solving with an open mind and desire for change. This compilation walks through our group’s semester long journey of solving one problem: What is the role of a satellite campus in a community? We were able to apply this question to the Grand Valley State University Meijer campus located in Holland, Michigan. This process yields a variety of results that ...


Laker Lifelong Learners, Maria Beelen, Nicholas Herbert, Melissa Knox, Tony LaDuca, Nikhil Watsa 2016 Grand Valley State University

Laker Lifelong Learners, Maria Beelen, Nicholas Herbert, Melissa Knox, Tony Laduca, Nikhil Watsa

Undergraduate Research

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The S.S. Holland: “Setting Sail Towards Scholarly Success”, Gina Cellentani, Gabby Johnson, Darby Reynaert, Cameron Timmer, Cordell Zachary 2016 Grand Valley State University

The S.S. Holland: “Setting Sail Towards Scholarly Success”, Gina Cellentani, Gabby Johnson, Darby Reynaert, Cameron Timmer, Cordell Zachary

Undergraduate Research

No abstract provided.


Benefits Of Counseling Services For Elementary School Students, Sarah D. Fuentes 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

Benefits Of Counseling Services For Elementary School Students, Sarah D. Fuentes

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The aim of this capstone study was to identify how elementary school counseling services benefits students, academically and emotionally. The interest in this study was a yearning to gain deeper insight into elementary school counseling and how their services impacts students. Through research and field study it has proven that elementary school counseling has been beneficial for young students. Understanding the role of the elementary school counselor is vital to comprehend the services school counselors provide. The collaboration counselors have with teachers, administration, parents and most importantly, the students, reflect how beneficial the counseling sessions are and the conflicts that ...


Using Minecraft To Integrate Common Core Activities Across Elementary School Curriculum, William A J Couling 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

Using Minecraft To Integrate Common Core Activities Across Elementary School Curriculum, William A J Couling

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Minecraft, an open world sandbox game rich with educational possibility, has been a growing sensation among elementary age children across the US. Though there has been some experimentation in a number of schools across the United States, there has been no mass movement to embracing Minecraft as a virtual learning environment. With advances in the fields of Virtual Learning Environments and the new wave of educational thinking known as the “Maker Movement,” the modern educational field has an opportunity for radical new ways of teaching. Using an elementary school as a model in the Monterey Bay area, I surveyed a ...


Benefits Of Promoting College Awareness For Low Income Middle And High School Students, Jenna N. Kroboth 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

Benefits Of Promoting College Awareness For Low Income Middle And High School Students, Jenna N. Kroboth

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The disadvantages that low-income students face in today’s society make it difficult for them to move on to a post-secondary education. Since higher education is no longer for the elite few and the number of students attending colleges and universities is rapidly increasing, all students need the necessary resources to prepare for a college ready future. In order to reach low-income students and close the learning gap between low, middle, and upper income peers, there will be a need for college awareness programs in the high poverty areas. This capstone examines the barriers low-income students face and how these ...


Implementing Arts-Integrated Lessons Through Auto-Ethnography To Improve Teacher Collaboration, Richard M. Romero Jr 2016 California State University, Monterey Bay

Implementing Arts-Integrated Lessons Through Auto-Ethnography To Improve Teacher Collaboration, Richard M. Romero Jr

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

By utilizing the auto-ethnographical approach to writing in the creatively structured format of an arts-integrated exercise that is project-based, this study analyzes qualitative responses made by one administrator and three in-service teachers. By retroactively highlighting students’ epiphanies of musical memories (see Appendix D) while also integrating Common-Core and State Standards into its structural design, it produced an activity that was extremely challenging for fifth-grade students but also may hold potential for growth in writing skills and self-knowledge especially as it relates to the practice of teacher self-study. This approach may be utilized in classrooms in the future, but any integration ...


Steam In Arabia, Troy Bickham 2016 Texas A&M University at Qatar

Steam In Arabia, Troy Bickham

The STEAM Journal

In late 2014 Texas A&M University at Qatar, which is a small branch campus focusing on engineering, launched its own STEAM initiative. Its goals are to better integrate the liberal arts into the engineering curriculum and to demonstrate the relevance of the arts to STEM-based education and research. What follows is a description of the initiative and the reception it has received.


Volume Cxxxiv, Number 9, November 11, 2016, Lawrence University 2016 Lawrence University

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 9, November 11, 2016, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

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Volume Cxxxiv, Number 8, November 4, 2016, Lawrence University 2016 Lawrence University

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 8, November 4, 2016, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

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Volume Cxxxiv, Number 7, October 28, 2016, Lawrence University 2016 Lawrence University

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 7, October 28, 2016, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

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Volume Cxxxiv, Number 6, October 21, 2016, Lawrence University 2016 Lawrence University

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 6, October 21, 2016, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

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Volume Cxxxiv, Number 5, October 14, 2016, Lawrence University 2016 Lawrence University

Volume Cxxxiv, Number 5, October 14, 2016, Lawrence University

The Lawrentian

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