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Title Page, 2010 University of Dayton

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Basic Communication Course Annual

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Editor's Page, David W. Worley 2010 Indiana State University

Editor's Page, David W. Worley

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Competent Public Speaking: Assessing Skill Development In The Basic Course, Judy C. Pearson, Jeffrey T. Child, Liliana L. Herakova, Julie L. Semlak, Jessica Angelos 2010 North Dakota State University - Main Campus

Competent Public Speaking: Assessing Skill Development In The Basic Course, Judy C. Pearson, Jeffrey T. Child, Liliana L. Herakova, Julie L. Semlak, Jessica Angelos

Basic Communication Course Annual

Effective public speaking skills are essential for a successful life. The authors provide an overall assessment of the basic public speaking course by examining fifteen student attributes divided into three categories (course engagement characteristics, dispositions, and demographics) hypothesized to affect learning and public speaking skill development in the basic course. A four-step hierarchical multiple regression tested two research questions (N = 709). Course engagement characteristics improved students’ public-speaking grade averages, but dispositions did not. The effects of demographic characteristics, particularly biological sex, were not eliminated after controlling for course engagement and dispositional factors (twelve variables). Implications and limitations of the study ...


Student Evaluations For The Online Public Speaking Course, John J. Miller 2010 Western Illinois University

Student Evaluations For The Online Public Speaking Course, John J. Miller

Basic Communication Course Annual

Despite criticisms raised about online public speaking classes, the growth of these online courses cannot be denied. This essay attempts to develop student course evaluations aimed at reflecting the unique characteristics of online instruction to assist instructors with improving their online pedagogy. Just as instructors seek to improve classroom instruction, they should likewise seek to improve online instruction through the realization and acceptance that online instruction is not simply course development, but the ongoing interactions between the student and instructor in the context of two significant differences between a traditional classroom and online instruction: (1) student-centered-controlled learning and (2) instructor-student ...


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 22, 2010 University of Dayton

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 22

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Academic And Non-Academic Factors As Predictors Of Early Academic Success In Bacclaureate Nursing Programs, Deborah S. Dunn 2010 Eastern Michigan University

Academic And Non-Academic Factors As Predictors Of Early Academic Success In Bacclaureate Nursing Programs, Deborah S. Dunn

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Nurses are in very high demand and this situation has placed an unprecedented call for faculty in higher education institutions to produce more graduates. With more students applying to nursing programs and a limited number of nursing slots available, admission to nursing programs has become increasingly competitive. Given these conditions, a trend toward increasing admissions standards has been noticed as program leaders and faculty struggle to institute some type of sorting method to select the applicants who are most likely to succeed in their nursing education programs. Entrance examinations have been increasingly used as a major part of admissions criteria ...


Grounded Tech Integration: Science, Margaret Blanchard, Judi Harris, Mark J. Hofer 2010 North Carolina State University

Grounded Tech Integration: Science, Margaret Blanchard, Judi Harris, Mark J. Hofer

School of Education Articles

Technologies such as micro-scopes, Bunsen burners,and balances have long been associated with learning and teaching in the science classroom. Digital technologies, such as simulations,interactive whiteboards, probeware,and Flip cameras, offer additional opportunities for science teachers to put students in charge of data generation,collection, analysis, and presentation. Yet the widespread use of even traditional technologies in science classrooms, much less newer tools, remains limited. Science teachers must choose among several technologies—for example, mercury thermometers,handheld digital thermometers, and digital temperature probes—that accomplish the same or similar tasks to assist students’ science learning. How can we best ...


Grounded Technology Integration: K-6 Literacy, Denise A. Schmidt, Judi Harris, Mark J. Hofer 2010 Iowa State University

Grounded Technology Integration: K-6 Literacy, Denise A. Schmidt, Judi Harris, Mark J. Hofer

School of Education Articles

Web 2.0 tools, digital stories, podcasts, and concept- mapping software all offer exciting possibilities for supporting K–6 literacy development. Assisting young readers and writers is a complex and challenging task. With so many technology resources available for literacy learning and teaching, technology use must be a connected and meaningful part of instruction instead of “one more thing to do.” How do we integrate technology effectively in K–6 literacy learning? How can we support teachers in this process?


Conference Program [2010], Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy 2010 Georgia Southern University

Conference Program [2010], Georgia International Conference On Information Literacy

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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2010-2011 Course Catalog, Columbia College Chicago 2010 Columbia College Chicago

2010-2011 Course Catalog, Columbia College Chicago

Course Catalogs

2010-2011 Course Catalog


Depression's Influence On Involvement, David Downey 2010 Taylor University

Depression's Influence On Involvement, David Downey

Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

Depression is a major issue among college students. Research is clear that depression is an increasing problem in college; approximately half of all college students will experience at least one period of depression during their college experience (Kadison & Digeronimo, 2004, p. 240; Westfield & Furr, 2001). Further, higher education literature emphasizes the importance of student involvement in regards to key issues including academic performance, retention, and personal development (Astin, 1999; Cress et al., 2001; Abrahamowicz 1988). This research sought to identify how a student's level of depression influences the extent to which a student is actively involved in the college experience. In order to gain these results, 412 senior students who completed the College Senior Survey (CSS) were studied to compare their level of depression to their level of involvement ...


The Impact Of Coeducational Residence Halls On Men's Relationships With Women, Josh Wymore 2010 Taylor University

The Impact Of Coeducational Residence Halls On Men's Relationships With Women, Josh Wymore

Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

The college years are a critical time for the development of healthy male-female relationships, but institutions on the whole often neglect or poorly meet that need. Astin (1993b) found that "college does not eliminate or even reduce many of the stereotypical differences between the sexes" and often "serve[s] to widen gender gaps that existed at the point of college entry" (p.9). One such remedy for this developmental issue is the coeducational hall, a learning environment designed to engender normal interactions between men and women and break down unsubstantiated biases between genders.

This study examined the relationship between coeducational ...


A Phenomenological Study Of Biracial Identity Development, Felicia T. Case 2010 Taylor University

A Phenomenological Study Of Biracial Identity Development, Felicia T. Case

Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

A “biracial baby boom” has taken place in America (Root, 1992). More than six million people chose to check more than one box on the 2000 census and according to Herman (2004), children and youth constituted forty-two percent of the American multiracial population. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of biracial college students in order to understand the specific issues related to their racial identity development. Nine biracial individuals participated in this phenomenological qualitative study. A variety of factors emerged (parental influence, social networks and appearance) as determinants to how these biracial individuals self-identified. Participants ...


Parents, Professionals, And Preschoolers: The Experience Of Working Parents At A Christian, Liberal Arts Institution, Sara E. James 2010 Taylor University - Upland

Parents, Professionals, And Preschoolers: The Experience Of Working Parents At A Christian, Liberal Arts Institution, Sara E. James

Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

Working parents with young children experience unique challenges when working at an institution of higher education. Each parent-professional’s experience is different, but researchers have revealed certain commonalities which will be examined in this study. The nine participants, all of whom work at a Christian liberal arts institution in the Midwest, in this study represent parents of pre-kindergarten age children. These individuals work in various ways on campus: administration, teaching faculty, student development faculty, and salaried staff. Ultimately, in this phenomenological study I seek to help university administrators, as well as parent-professionals, understand the tension between the demands of professional ...


Spirituality And Rape Myth Acceptance: An Exploratory Study, Stephen M. Mattiace 2010 Taylor University

Spirituality And Rape Myth Acceptance: An Exploratory Study, Stephen M. Mattiace

Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

The incidence of rape is a significant concern for college campuses (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000), and the acceptance of myths about rape abound on campuses and in society (Burt, 1980; Bohner, Danner, Siebler, & Samson, 2002; Carmody & Washington, 2001; Chiroro, Bohner, Viki, & Jarvis, 2004). A copious amount of research has examined factors that increase rape myth acceptance, or the belief in any false statement or thought that inaccurately portrays a rape situation (Foubert & Marriot, 1997; Foubert & Newberry, 2006; Foubert & Perry, 2007; Johnson, Kuck, & Schander, 1997). However, very limited research sought to identify decreases in myth acceptance. One study has examined the relationship between moral development and rape myth acceptance (Tatum & Foubert, 2009). Given the close connection between moral development and spiritual development (Fowler, 1980; Walker & Reimer, 2005), a connection between rape myth acceptance and spiritual development may exist.

This study proposed and examined the link between spiritual development and rape myth acceptance. Scores were examined from 123 men at a small, Midwest, private, liberal arts institution, who completed the Spiritual Maturity Index (Ellison, 1984) and the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (Payne, Lonsway, & Fitzgerald, 1999). A mean comparison indicated a moderate, negative correlation between spiritual development score and rape myth ...


Student Transition: Common Challenges Facing Recent Graduates, Steve Conn 2010 Taylor University

Student Transition: Common Challenges Facing Recent Graduates, Steve Conn

Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

Jeffery Arnett (2000a) first used the phrase “emerging adult” to describe the unique transitional experiences of 18-27 year-old men and women. Since then, more research on emerging adults has indicated that the challenges and opportunities facing the young men and women of today are different from those experienced a single generation ago. This study was a qualitative inquiry directed at the experiences of emerging adults after they graduate from a private Christian liberal arts college. The goal of this study was to identify the challenges and experiences of emerging adults in this time of transition and to describe the essence ...


A Qualitative Study On Female Resident Assistants & Perceived Stress, Kristen N. Osborne 2010 Taylor University

A Qualitative Study On Female Resident Assistants & Perceived Stress, Kristen N. Osborne

Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

Researchers have shown female college students tend to experience stress more often than their male counterparts. However, there is little research regarding female resident assistants and their experiences with stress. In this qualitative study I focused on how female resident assistants perceive stress in their lives. The study was conducted at a small, private, evangelical institution in the Midwest and was guided by four research questions relating to how stress unique to this student leadership role impacts overall student success and well-being. In this study I found female resident assistants do experience stress in a variety of ways, both related ...


Mercy, Not Sacrifice: College Student Spirituality And Social Concern And Action, Philip D. Byers 2010 Taylor University

Mercy, Not Sacrifice: College Student Spirituality And Social Concern And Action, Philip D. Byers

Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses

Recently, scholars and practitioners are increasingly promoting a reexamination of the role of spirituality in the college environment (Astin, 2004; Kuh & Gonyea, 2006; Lindholm & Astin, 2007). Since spirituality has often been associated with service and a variety of other humanitarian motivations, multiple higher education theorists have speculated on the relationship between the two learning outcomes. However, influential higher education researchers have noted the dearth of research on spirituality in higher education in general (Astin, Astin, & Lindholm, n.d.), and heretofore investigators have barely examined the connection between spirituality and manifestations of social action. In this study I examined the relationship between Spirituality ...


The Multicultural Family Learning Gardens At The Learning Gardens Laboratory: An Investigation Of Community Collaboration, Madelyn Mickelberry Morris 2010 Portland State University

The Multicultural Family Learning Gardens At The Learning Gardens Laboratory: An Investigation Of Community Collaboration, Madelyn Mickelberry Morris

Leadership for Sustainability Education Comprehensive Papers

This project explores the role of the small-scale polyculture garden in promoting a resilient community, its importance in helping meet nutritional and medicinal needs, and its role as a site for civic and place-based transformative development. The pedagogical principles of sustainability education address the importance of ecological systems, biocultural diversity, social & economic justice, and multicultural perspectives. Framing the garden as a sustainable solution, I will address the need for vibrant local food networks, particularly in low-income areas; social, ecological, and community resilience; opportunities for ecological education; and increased meaningful opportunities for civic engagement. Using a conceptual framework of the garden's social and cultural relevance, commitment to valuing multicultural perspectives, and emphasis upon the validation of the subaltern cultural experience (as opposed to the dominant hegemonic ...


Well-Prepared Middle School Teachers: Common Ground Or Subtle Divide Between Practitioners And University Faculty In The State Of Oregon, United States, Linda L. Samek, Younghee M. Kim, Jay Casbon, Micki M. Caskey, William L. Greene, Patricia Maureen Musser 2010 George Fox University

Well-Prepared Middle School Teachers: Common Ground Or Subtle Divide Between Practitioners And University Faculty In The State Of Oregon, United States, Linda L. Samek, Younghee M. Kim, Jay Casbon, Micki M. Caskey, William L. Greene, Patricia Maureen Musser

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty Publications and Presentations

This qualitative study followed a survey study that investigated university faculty, classroom teachers, and principals' perceptions of well-prepared middle school teachers in the state of Oregon in the United States. A qualitative approach allowed the researchers to explore and interpret the participants' views (Denzin & Lincoln, 1998). In spite of many similarities, a number of differences in emphasis or priority were found among the groups, including views on assessment, curriculum development, and the importance of family and community connections for beginning classroom teachers. This study provides a foundation for deeper analysis and discussion among university faculty and practitioners concerning the "what ...


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