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Using Digital Storytelling To Create Intercultural Awareness At Eastern Illinois University, Toluwalase Solomon Jan 2019

Using Digital Storytelling To Create Intercultural Awareness At Eastern Illinois University, Toluwalase Solomon

Masters Theses

Despite the increasing enrollment of international students at Eastern Illinois University (EIU), little is known about the integration of international students into the larger community. This creative thesis employs photovoice as a form of digital storytelling to amplify the voices of international students at EIU. Over an 8-week period, 7 international students from Cameroon, India, Ghana, Philippines, South-Korea, China, and France and the researcher captured images that told their stories of acculturation and socio-cultural adjustment in EIU. The main goal of this project is to improve college wide understanding on the actual lived experiences of international students in Eastern Illinois ...


Student Use Of Institutional Social Media, Hayley Elizabeth Hanger Jan 2019

Student Use Of Institutional Social Media, Hayley Elizabeth Hanger

Masters Theses

This study is a quantitative exploration of student use of their university's social media accounts at a mid-sized Midwestern institution. The survey was conducted via Qualtrics and was emailed to all undergraduate on-campus students. T-tests showed that differences in reason for use existed across gender, race, and first-generation status. Chi Square test results showed a statistically significant gap between the amount of White and non-White students following institutional social media accounts. Descriptive statistics also indicated that lack of awareness is the driving reason students do not follow institutional social media accounts. Recommendations were made to increase advertisement of social ...


Students Perspective Of Healthy Living In College, Andrea Coxey Jan 2018

Students Perspective Of Healthy Living In College, Andrea Coxey

Masters Theses

Using qualitative methodology, the researcher studied what participants definition of a healthy lifestyle as compared to how they actually live. Through conducting six one on one interviews with participants, it was found that physical health was the most widely recognized aspect of health, and that each participant had a unique definition of health. Mental health was not initially recognized by participants but was shown to be an important connection to all aspects of health including physical health, emotional health, sleep and nutrition. Participants recognized the importance of involvement and their transition to college as impacting their definition of health and ...


Student-Instructor Negotiations Of Vulnerability In Higher Education, Kelli A. Halfman Jan 2018

Student-Instructor Negotiations Of Vulnerability In Higher Education, Kelli A. Halfman

Masters Theses

Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead states, "Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional" (p. 2). The purpose of this study is to examine student-instructor negotiations of vulnerability via acts of self-disclosure both inside and outside of the classroom. For the traditional student, college is a transitional period that prove challenging, leaving one feeling vulnerable. This study offers a unique perspective of vulnerability and expands our limited knowledge on how vulnerable self-expression manifests within ...


Service Standards In Higher Education: Lasswell's Communication Model As A Training Tool, Crystal R. Alston Jan 2017

Service Standards In Higher Education: Lasswell's Communication Model As A Training Tool, Crystal R. Alston

Masters Theses

This paper examines a service standards training process established during the 2016/2017 academic year for Prairie State College (PSC), a two-year community college located in Chicago Heights Illinois. The goal of examining and revising the service training process was to enhance the quality of service after the college received poor service reviews from a recent satisfaction survey. Lasswell's Communication Model was used to create content and structure for a training manual and workshop as part of the overall service training process at PSC. The service standards and training manual was successfully developed and is currently being tailored to ...


An Analysis Of Black Undergraduate Students' Social Activism Through Social Media Usage, Tayla Richards Jan 2017

An Analysis Of Black Undergraduate Students' Social Activism Through Social Media Usage, Tayla Richards

Masters Theses

Social media has become a tool for college students to engage in social activism. Black undergraduate students is one population that actively utilize social media's impact as illustrated through recent activist movements and demonstrations within university communities. This study sought to explore and analyze the ways that Black undergraduate students utilize social media platforms in general and for activism. The researcher conducted one-on-one interviews with three Black undergraduate students and analyzed their posts on each of their frequently used social media platforms in order to study how their personal narratives were connected to their social media use.

Results showed ...


College Students Self-Presentation And Online Social Networks, Lauren J. Stehlik Jan 2015

College Students Self-Presentation And Online Social Networks, Lauren J. Stehlik

Masters Theses

College students are active users of social networking sites, and they share a variety of information via their profiles. Employers and graduate schools are one population viewing potential candidate's social networking profiles. This study aimed to explore graduating college students' perception of appropriate or inappropriate content on their social networking sites as they went through the job searching process. College students are users of several social networking sites; however, this study focused on users of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The researcher conducted one-on-one interviews and an online analysis site called Reppler.com with seven graduating college seniors to learn ...


From Prairienet To The Cdi: Writing The History, Sally Van Der Graaff Jan 2015

From Prairienet To The Cdi: Writing The History, Sally Van Der Graaff

Masters Theses

This paper, the companion to the written work I completed for the Center for Digital Inclusion (CDI) at the University of Illinois, will provide the background of the project and describe my involvement in its production. The project itself is a comprehensive history of the center's work in the field of information access, with particular emphasis on the digital divide. Insofar as gaining an understanding of digital divide theory was a necessary precursor to researching and writing this history, the companion paper will begin with an exploration of the literature on the digital divide debate and proceed with an ...


Breaking The Chains Of Trafficking: An Educational Program, Amanda K. Feder Jan 2015

Breaking The Chains Of Trafficking: An Educational Program, Amanda K. Feder

Masters Theses

With popular television shows and films focusing on the issue of sex trafficking, many discursive constructions of the issue allow for a "script" to be followed and replicated in many anti-trafficking discourses. Ultimately, the constructions of the issue become a basis of understanding on sex trafficking, which can consequentially limit the availability and accuracy of anti-trafficking resources. From examining popular discourses and their construction of sex trafficking on a global and U.S. scale, to creating an educational program designed for college-level courses on the realities of trafficking, this project focuses on de-bunking the myths of sex trafficking on a ...


Organizational Culture, Knowledge Structures, And Relational Messages In Organizational Negotiation: A Systems Approach, Vincent P. Cavataio, Robert S. Hinck Jan 2014

Organizational Culture, Knowledge Structures, And Relational Messages In Organizational Negotiation: A Systems Approach, Vincent P. Cavataio, Robert S. Hinck

Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

This study examines a recent bargaining process between the Faculty Association and Central Michigan University. Taking a systems approach, we began with the assumption that a healthy organizational culture produces negative feedback which can help keep participants at the bargaining table despite disagreement. However, if organizational members’ relationships are threatened, organizational culture unravels as destructive messages provide positive feedback to disrupt the system and make impasse more likely. To understand how an university’s culture is impacted during contract negotiations we examined messages published in a university student newspaper, transcripts from the local NPR station, CMU’s press releases, a ...


Cmc Technology In The Classroom: A Look From A Professors Point Of View, Michael J. Shannon Jan 2001

Cmc Technology In The Classroom: A Look From A Professors Point Of View, Michael J. Shannon

Masters Theses

Technology now influences every aspect of daily life. Education is no exception. This is particularly true for Eastern Illinois University. With the increase of CMC technology on campus, it is important to know how professors feel about it and identify why some professors are not using it.

The specific purpose of this research was to focus on why CMC is beneficial in the classroom. This study discusses the kinds of technology available on campus and discovers the reasons why professors are reluctant to use CMC technology on campus.

This study identified a significant level of technology and assistance available on ...


Internet Access In East Central Illinois Public K-12 Schools, Gary Thomas Grissom Ii Jan 1998

Internet Access In East Central Illinois Public K-12 Schools, Gary Thomas Grissom Ii

Masters Theses

Internet access is becoming increasingly important to the public K-12 school system. This descriptive study reports on the current state of Internet access in east central Illinois public K-12 schools. Baseline data for Internet access have been collected that can be used to measure future progress. This study determined that 84.2 percent of public schools in east central Illinois have building level Internet access. Of the schools that reported Internet access, the mean student to computer with Internet access (SIA) ratio was 65.44. The mean student to computer (SCOM) ratio was 8.27. Analysis by type of connection ...


Co-Opertition: Competitive Communication Behavior During A Cooperative Task, Daniel M. Hlavac Jan 1997

Co-Opertition: Competitive Communication Behavior During A Cooperative Task, Daniel M. Hlavac

Masters Theses

A combined effort of two classes at separate universities was examined. Each class boasted six groups which were paired with another group at the other university. These teams used computer mediated communication to engage in a cooperative task. The communications between groups were analyzed using conversational analytic techniques to reveal a competitive communication pattern. The results show that a lack of communication can produce competitive behaviors even in situations intended to nurture cooperation. Future concerns should focus on teaching groups to use computer mediated communication (CMC) to its fullest potential by recognizing and accounting for the critical differences between CMC ...


A Burkean Analysis Of The Rhetoric Of Sexual Harassment: An Examination Of The Polarization Of Attitudes Related To Consensual Relationships On Campus, Loretta Lovelace Wiman Jan 1994

A Burkean Analysis Of The Rhetoric Of Sexual Harassment: An Examination Of The Polarization Of Attitudes Related To Consensual Relationships On Campus, Loretta Lovelace Wiman

Masters Theses

A history of sexual harassment traces the recognition and development of the issue as a social problem in the workplace and on college campuses. A review of research literature reveals both percentages of students involved and the effects on those students of academic or teacher/student sexual harassment. A brief overview of institutional policy statements shows that some colleges/universities have responded to the issue with a ban on all consensual amorous relationships between teachers and students; some ban such relationships only when a supervisory relationship also exists, and some do neither. Some policies include sanctions on those who violate ...


Performance Expectation Based Broadcast Education, Mark L. Hamilton Jan 1990

Performance Expectation Based Broadcast Education, Mark L. Hamilton

Masters Theses

Parcells (1985; Parcells & Hadwiger, 1984) data from a census survey of every commercial radio station manager in five states (Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, and Iowa) to ascertain entry-level skills, long-term success characteristics, and advice for success in radio careers indicated that a reorientation of broadcast education was in order. Essentially, it challenged higher educators to respond by revising curriculum, instruction, textbooks, advisement, and overall subject matter to reflect the "new reality" of the communication industry. This study moves beyond the area of curriculum and instruction to discover whether broadcast graduates are being properly prepared for careers in the communication industry ...


Development Of A Public Relations Program For The Newman Community Unit School District #303, Charles E. White Jan 1983

Development Of A Public Relations Program For The Newman Community Unit School District #303, Charles E. White

Masters Theses

Public relations is an important part of any school district's total program. To be most effective, a written, planned public relations program should be used. This field experience deals with the development of a written, planned public relations program for the Newman Community Unit School District #303 in Newman, Illinois.

The author attempts to provide information that could be used by other educators who wish to develop a public relations program for their school district. Reasons why educators must provide information about the schools to the public and involve the public with the schools are discussed. The reasons for ...


Communication, The Missing Ingredient, Rex W. Eddy Jan 1983

Communication, The Missing Ingredient, Rex W. Eddy

Masters Theses

This writer feels that communication is a very significant aspect of the educational process. Upon assuming the principalship at Winchester High School, action was undertaken to aid the development of good lines of communication between the administration, faculty, student body and community. Basically, four distinct steps were pursued in an attempt to develop and improve upon the communication system at Winchester High School.

The first step concerned itself with the development of a comprehensive new "Student Handbook." It was immediately obvious to this writer that the rules and regulations for the daily operation of Winchester High School needed to be ...


An Analysis Of The Casey School District's School-Community Relations Program, Juanita E. Worden Fribley Jan 1982

An Analysis Of The Casey School District's School-Community Relations Program, Juanita E. Worden Fribley

Masters Theses

Communication with the public is an essential facet of any school-community relations program. This study examines both external and internal communication methods. Before a school district can have a purposeful school-community relations program, the internal communication of the school personnel needs to be working effectively.

The survey used for this field experience was developed by the writer to determine the effectiveness of the Casey School District's school-community relations program. This telephone survey consists of eleven questions concerning an awareness of school news. One hundred people were randomly called and asked to respond to the survey.

The Casey School District ...


Planning To Improve The Public Relations Program In The Mattoon Community Unit School District #2, Mattoon, Illinois, Howard Price Powell Jr. Jan 1980

Planning To Improve The Public Relations Program In The Mattoon Community Unit School District #2, Mattoon, Illinois, Howard Price Powell Jr.

Masters Theses

The purpose of the field experience was to improve the public relations program in the Mattoon Community Unit School District #2, Mattoon, Illinois. Since no one had been specifically assigned the responsibility for co-ordination of public relations, it was decided that a public relations committee would be established under the direction of the assistant superintendent of schools. I was in charge of the committee and was directed to report to the assistant superintendent of schools.

Since the Illinois Education Association had already set up a series of training sessions for Region 34, it was decided to take advantage of these ...


Teacher Union Influence On Local School Board Elections, Donald Rex Starwalt Jan 1979

Teacher Union Influence On Local School Board Elections, Donald Rex Starwalt

Masters Theses

During the past decade there has been a concerted effort by teacher unions in this country to gain political power. This effort has not been limited to the arena of partisan politics at the state and national levels. There have also been attempts at the local level to gain political influence over boards of education. The purpose of this study was to determine if the political action efforts of a local teacher association resulted in the election of the union's endorsed candidates to the board of education.

In order to make this determination, this study examines five board of ...


A Slide-Tape Presentation For Parent Orientation Of The Public Schools Of Hillsboro Unit District #3, Wayne C. Ford Jan 1979

A Slide-Tape Presentation For Parent Orientation Of The Public Schools Of Hillsboro Unit District #3, Wayne C. Ford

Masters Theses

The Slide-Tape Presentation for Parent Orientation of the Public Schools of Hillsboro Unit District #3, Hillsboro, Illinois was created to show: 1) the location and type of building students attend in the district, 2) some of the activities provided for students in the elementary, middle and senior high school, 3) many of the ancillary services provided in the school district, and 4) the results of long-range facility planning done by the school board and citizens who reside in the school district.

Preparation of the multi-media package included the assembling of a slide bank of six hundred seventy-five slides. From this ...


An Internal Public Relations Plan For Neoga Community Unit #3'S Title 1 Project, Marilyn Gilmer Rennels Jan 1977

An Internal Public Relations Plan For Neoga Community Unit #3'S Title 1 Project, Marilyn Gilmer Rennels

Masters Theses

No abstract provided by author.


Speech Library Series: Formulation And Utilization, Johnn Edward Malloy Jan 1977

Speech Library Series: Formulation And Utilization, Johnn Edward Malloy

Masters Theses

School District 205 has erased a large portion of their videotaped library on advice of the district lawyer. This field study is a three-pronged effort: (1) to conduct a survey among district faculty to discover the attitudes toward the usefulness of a series of ten videotaped programs depicting excellent speech communication models performing in three basic areas--acting, interpretation, and public address, (2) to produce these ten programs and add them to the library, and (3) to survey selected groups of students to aquire their reactions to the tapes.

The faculty survey shows that the programs would be of value for ...


A Survey Of University Undergraduate Speech/Communication Education In Southern Brazil, Natalie Gidcumb Jan 1976

A Survey Of University Undergraduate Speech/Communication Education In Southern Brazil, Natalie Gidcumb

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Self-Concept Instruction As Part Of The Basic Speech Course, Gayle Lynn Davenport Jan 1976

The Effects Of Self-Concept Instruction As Part Of The Basic Speech Course, Gayle Lynn Davenport

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Publications Policy For The Official Student Newspaper At Quincy Senior High Ii, Quincy, Illinois, Dwight Connelly Jan 1975

A Publications Policy For The Official Student Newspaper At Quincy Senior High Ii, Quincy, Illinois, Dwight Connelly

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Audiovisual Equipment By Superintendents Of Public Schools In The State Of Illinois, Joanne Marie Decker Jan 1975

The Use Of Audiovisual Equipment By Superintendents Of Public Schools In The State Of Illinois, Joanne Marie Decker

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Communication Channel: Its Existence And Its Use, Michael Lee Klipp Jan 1975

A Communication Channel: Its Existence And Its Use, Michael Lee Klipp

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Study Of Visual Communication Education And Graphic Arts Curriculums In The High Schools Of Illinois, Gary E. Hinkle Jan 1974

A Comparative Study Of Visual Communication Education And Graphic Arts Curriculums In The High Schools Of Illinois, Gary E. Hinkle

Masters Theses

No abstract provided by author.


A Comparison Of Communication Climate And Sponsored, Formal Media Between A Small University And A Large University, Patricia S. Karnes Jan 1973

A Comparison Of Communication Climate And Sponsored, Formal Media Between A Small University And A Large University, Patricia S. Karnes

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.