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Developmental Education At The Community College: An Exploration Of Instructional Best Practices And The Relationship Between Integration, Student Involvement And Rates Of Completion, Beverly Gayle Strickland Lewis 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Developmental Education At The Community College: An Exploration Of Instructional Best Practices And The Relationship Between Integration, Student Involvement And Rates Of Completion, Beverly Gayle Strickland Lewis

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the developmental education process within the community college system in Mississippi. Tinto’s (1993) Integration Theory and Astin’s (1993) Theory of Student Involvement were employed as a framework to assess and understand the relationship between academic integration, social integration, student involvement, and rates of completion.

This concurrent mixed method study identified best practices related to the successful completion of developmental education courses from the vantage point of the faulty and administration at the community college. A total of ten faculty and administrators from five of the community colleges in Mississippi were ...


We Get To Carry Each Other: Using The Musical Activism Of U2 As Framework For An Engaged Spirituality And Community Engagement Course, Marshall Welch 2015 Saint Mary's College of California

We Get To Carry Each Other: Using The Musical Activism Of U2 As Framework For An Engaged Spirituality And Community Engagement Course, Marshall Welch

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education

This article describes a January term community engagement service-learning course that used the musical and spiritually-based activism of the rock group U2 as an example of engaged spirituality using activism and advocacy. In addition to learning about the history, music, and activism of the band, students were taught a specific set of skills for activism, advocacy, and community organizing that included creating goal statements, developing and implementing action plans, and coordinating logistics for advocacy-based events on campus. Students were assigned to apply these skills as the service-learning component of the course. These activities were conceptualized as indirect service that reflected ...


Interfacing Catholic Social Meanings, Sociology, Self, And Pedagogical Practices, Daniel J. Myers, Andrew J. Weigert 2015 University of Notre Dame

Interfacing Catholic Social Meanings, Sociology, Self, And Pedagogical Practices, Daniel J. Myers, Andrew J. Weigert

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education

What connects Catholic Social Tradition with Sociology? How do each inform the other and how do they, together, flow through and animate the sociologist? Within a student-driven learning community pedagogy, this course builds on the humanistic aspects of Sociology as a scientific perspective a la Peter Berger’s Invitation to Sociology. This foundation is then filtered through a social psychological understanding of self with a sense of vocation through which persons’ deepest passions meets humans’ greatest needs. Biographical vignettes of sociologists’ careers of study that address issues of racial and gender inequalities and psycho-social shifts in values over the life ...


Journey Into Shame: Implications For Justice Pedagogies, Roger C. Bergman 2015 Creighton University

Journey Into Shame: Implications For Justice Pedagogies, Roger C. Bergman

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education

Being formed for justice can be a painful experience. Sometimes that pain takes the form of shame and contributes to the formation and exercise of conscience. But shame in other forms can be opposed to human flourishing and social justice. Psychologist James Fowler provides a spectrum of two forms of healthy shame and four forms of unhealthy shame, to which the author adds four other varieties, strategic shame and spiritual shame, at one end of the spectrum, and murderous shame and genocidal shame, at the other. Various experiences of shame are dramatically illustrated in Black Like Me, John Howard Griffin ...


Prophetic Imagination: Confronting The New Jim Crow & Income Inequality In America, Cornel West 2015 Union Theological Seminary

Prophetic Imagination: Confronting The New Jim Crow & Income Inequality In America, Cornel West

Engaging Pedagogies in Catholic Higher Education

On October 11, 2014, Cornel West delivered the keynote address to nearly 600 students at the regional Leadership & Social Justice Conference, hosted at Saint Mary’s College of California. The conference occurred two days before West was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, during a demonstration to protest the killing of young Black men by White police officers, as in the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson. Speaking of the students, West said, "I would like to see these precious young people commit themselves to lives of integrity, honesty and decency, where they are vigilant against all forms of evil—White ...


Christian Academic Motherhood In Secular Higher Education: The Experiences Of One Evangelical Christian, Christy M. Craft, Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson 2015 Kansas State University

Christian Academic Motherhood In Secular Higher Education: The Experiences Of One Evangelical Christian, Christy M. Craft, Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson

Christy Moran Craft

Although some scholars have highlighted the challenges faced by academic mothers in secular higher education and others have investigated those of Christian academic mothers in Christian higher education, none have looked at the experiences of Christian academic mothers in secular higher education. This autoethnographic study was conducted to analyze and to interpret one evangelical Christian’s experiences as a new academic mother at a secular university. The results of this study suggest that religious academic mothers working in secular higher education might benefit from drawing on religious-based strategies for dealing with the unique challenges that they face in their pursuit ...


Caregivers' Experiences Raising A Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Aamena Kapasi 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Caregivers' Experiences Raising A Child With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Aamena Kapasi

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The purpose of this study was to identify challenges and strengths of caregivers to a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Thirty-two caregivers raising a child with FASD participated in phone interviews that included the questions: "What challenges do you face in making your household function well?" and "What strengths do you have to make your household function well?" Responses to the questions were sorted by participants and the data was analyzed using multi-dimensional scaling and cluster analysis. In response to the question about challenges, seven concepts emerged: 1) Extra Responsibility on Caregivers, 2) Difficulty Keeping Daily Routine, 3 ...


The Personal Is Political: Fostering A Culture Of Student Political Engagement, Demetri L. Morgan, Cecilia M. Orphan 2015 University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania

The Personal Is Political: Fostering A Culture Of Student Political Engagement, Demetri L. Morgan, Cecilia M. Orphan

Demetri L. Morgan

The mission statements of many institutions describe commitments to larger democratic purposes, including fostering student political engagement. Hundreds of campuses have sought to reclaim this mission over the past two decades. However, at issue is whether higher education is truly committed to this ideal moving forward; and if so, how to best to realize the ideal. Presenters will help attendees consider the ways to help foster a culture of student political engagement, based on findings from the study, A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy (2012).


Cyberbullying Prevention: Intervention Effects On Student Involvement, Sarah Nash Bumpas 2015 Bellarmine University

Cyberbullying Prevention: Intervention Effects On Student Involvement, Sarah Nash Bumpas

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones

Repeated studies show that cyberbullying is pervasive amongst adolescents. Cyberbullying can lead to self-harm, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Educators are called to intervene in educating students about cyberbullying through research and federal legislation. However, there is little research examining whether this education is taking place or having an effect.

This study investigates the relationship between the incidences of cyberbullying victimization and offending over time and the direct cyberbullying instruction and activities facilitated by classroom teachers. The study took place amongst sixth graders in Jefferson County Public Schools, a large urban school district located in northern Kentucky. Students in one school ...


Social And Academic Success Of Chinese International Students At Michigan State University, Bristol Day, Larry D. Long 2015 Michigan State University

Social And Academic Success Of Chinese International Students At Michigan State University, Bristol Day, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

The continued rise of international student enrollment at institutions of higher education in the U.S. has brought with it a heightened urgency for student affairs professionals to not only understand the challenges facing our student populations, but to also create effective academic and social support structures on our campus. Utilizing institutional data, trends will be shared related to the social and academic integration of Chinese students as well as recommendations related to campus partnerships and successful programmatic interventions.


Using Data To Make Decisions About Student Services, Tonisha B. Lane, Larry D. Long 2015 Michigan State University

Using Data To Make Decisions About Student Services, Tonisha B. Lane, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

First-generation and low-income students are increasingly matriculating into post-secondary education. Acclimating first-generation and low-income students to higher education presents unique challenges and opportunities to improve institutional support and services. This program will inform participants about how Michigan State University used multiple data sources to assess, intervene, and support students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds involved in the Student Success Initiative. This program adds to the emerging conversation on using data to understand students and make decisions about student services.


Promoting Success And Well-Being Through A Chair Support Group, Grace A. Mims Ph.D., Kenneth E. Anderson Ph.D., Richard C. Meyer Ed.D., Nita Unruh Ed.D. 2015 University of Nebraska at Kearney

Promoting Success And Well-Being Through A Chair Support Group, Grace A. Mims Ph.D., Kenneth E. Anderson Ph.D., Richard C. Meyer Ed.D., Nita Unruh Ed.D.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chairs are often exposed to occupational stressors that may lead to burnout. The presenters will discuss a chair support group they developed to provide one another support, insight, perspective, collaboration, advocacy, and resources. Implementation strategies for a variety of initiatives will be offered.


Partner For Proven Results: A Model Partnership Impacting Academic Achievement And Post-Secondary Going, Rebecca A. Schumacher, Carolyn Stone 2015 University of North Florida

Partner For Proven Results: A Model Partnership Impacting Academic Achievement And Post-Secondary Going, Rebecca A. Schumacher, Carolyn Stone

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

A 16 year partnership of a large urban school district and a graduate school counseling preparation program presents how this partnership resulted in higher grade point averages and increased college going rates of first generation, low-income students and, impacted graduate students to emphasize college/career readiness as practicing school counselors.Targeted audience: universities, district level administrators, counselor educators, school counselors.


Character, Discipline, And 7 Smart Things Parents Do To Help Their Children Succeed In School., Michael H. Popkin 2015 Active Parenting Publishers

Character, Discipline, And 7 Smart Things Parents Do To Help Their Children Succeed In School., Michael H. Popkin

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Does your parenting education program teach parents concrete skills for building character, positive behavior, AND academic achievement in their children? Learn how to integrate these three vital areas into what you are currently doing, or how to find or create a program from the beginning. This session will combine brief video vignettes, discussion, and experiential activity to demonstrate how current best practices in parent education can make a difference in multiple areas at once.


Avoiding Juvenile Actions For Youth At Risk, Wanda L. Ward J. D. 2015 Birmingham City Schools, Birmingham, AL

Avoiding Juvenile Actions For Youth At Risk, Wanda L. Ward J. D.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Targeted Audience: Classroom Teachers, School Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, & Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO)

Brief Description: In this session participants will learn strategies that build trust and mutual respect necessary to establish and maintain positive school and community participation for students who may be at risk of dropping out of school and being caught up in the juvenile court system. Participants will learn techniques that can be used immediately for improving student’s attitudes and behavior.


Parents And Teens Training Together: A Powerful Force For Risk-Prevention, Michael H. Popkin 2015 Active Parenting Publishers

Parents And Teens Training Together: A Powerful Force For Risk-Prevention, Michael H. Popkin

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This poster session will focus on research demonstrating how a program combining parent education and teen life skills training can make a significant difference in preparing middle school teens to face the challenges of drugs, sexuality, and violence they will likely encounter as they continue to mature.


Grief And At-Risk Behavior: A Look At The Effectiveness Of Grief Counseling Groups For Adolescents In Public Schools, Kiana Battle 2015 Lamar County Board of Education

Grief And At-Risk Behavior: A Look At The Effectiveness Of Grief Counseling Groups For Adolescents In Public Schools, Kiana Battle

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Brief Description: This presentation will explore the affects that grief has on adolescents, including at–risk behaviors, identity confusion, issues of self-worth, and many more. The presentation will illustrate the positive impact that grief counseling groups have among adolescents (with a special focus in the public school environment). Barriers that hinder the effective delivery of group counseling within the public school arena will also be addressed (such barriers are amount of time in the school day, student caseload, and administrative support). This presentation will also address the critical role that school social workers play, in effectively providing group counseling interventions ...


Count Yourself In:Encouraging Students To Take The 180-Day Challenge, Takeysha Ray, Curlandra Lightfoot-Smith 2015 Bibb County School District

Count Yourself In:Encouraging Students To Take The 180-Day Challenge, Takeysha Ray, Curlandra Lightfoot-Smith

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

In this presentation, participants will focus on the importance of a holistic approach addressing chronic absenteeism in schools. Participants are provided with tools to take to their district and community helping bring awareness to regular, punctual school attendance. We will provide exciting, hands-on, interactive experiences on initiatives and creative strategies addressing truancy.


Preventive Counseling Without Borders: Using Mobile Devices For Teaching, Training, And Wellness Promotion, Maxine L. Rawlins, Elizabeth Hughes 2015 Bridgewater State University

Preventive Counseling Without Borders: Using Mobile Devices For Teaching, Training, And Wellness Promotion, Maxine L. Rawlins, Elizabeth Hughes

Counselor Education Faculty Publications

Despite documented benefits regarding the utilization of technology in counseling, it has been underutilized by school, mental health, and student affairs counselors. Even less information has been available regarding the professional use of mobile devices by counselors in this area. This interactive presentation examines the utilization of iPads in Preventive Counseling for instruction, training, social marketing, and wellness promotion. This practice-focused workshop reflects the presenters’ yearlong exploration of the iPad and selected apps for use in teaching, training, and wellness promotion. The workshop revisits the evidence-based Indivisible Self Wellness Model (Myers and Sweeney, 2004) and uses it as the conceptual ...


Critical Influences On Sexual Minority College Males' Meaning-Making Of Their Multiple Identities, Daniel Tillapaugh 2015 University of Maine

Critical Influences On Sexual Minority College Males' Meaning-Making Of Their Multiple Identities, Daniel Tillapaugh

Daniel Tillapaugh

This grounded theory study explored the critical influences on college sexual minority males’ meaning-making of their multiple identities. Twenty-six cisgender males attending colleges and universities within the United States and Canada were interviewed and provided journal responses to specific prompts. Four themes emerged, including: involvement in LGBT-affirming spaces, intimate relationships with other males, involvement in student leadership positions, and ongoing exposure to heterosexism and homophobia.


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