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The Development And Implementation Of A Co-Curricular Transcript Program At Rowan University, Catherine R. Ragan May 2001

The Development And Implementation Of A Co-Curricular Transcript Program At Rowan University, Catherine R. Ragan

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this action research project was to study the process of change while developing and implementing a Co-Curricular Transcript Program at Rowan University. The action research project included a content analysis of available literature, a case study with an existing co-curricular transcript program, program proposals to Rowan administration, focus group interviews and a survey of employers regarding the effectiveness of the co-curricular transcript in evaluating entry-level candidates. The result of this action research project is an online co-curricular transcript program at Rowan University. The results of the employer survey indicated strong support for the program. This project also ...


Development Of A Freshman And Transfer Student Athlete Orientation Program At Rowan University, Michael D. Jefferson May 2001

Development Of A Freshman And Transfer Student Athlete Orientation Program At Rowan University, Michael D. Jefferson

Theses and Dissertations

Many college student athletes fail to attain degrees. Academically, students struggle to maintain the minimum academic requirements to remain enrolled in their college or university. The purpose of this thesis project was to determine the feasibility of developing a freshman and transfer student athlete orientation program at Rowan University. An action research design was used to collect qualitative data on student athletes regarding their attitudes and perceptions towards the development and possible implementation of an orientation program for freshman and transfer student athletes. Student athletes and university administrators supported the development of an orientation program for student athletes at Rowan ...


An Analysis Of The Past, Present, And Future Of Title Ix In Intercollegiate Athletics Through Various Case Studies, Specifically Western Michigan University, Tara L. Becker Apr 2001

An Analysis Of The Past, Present, And Future Of Title Ix In Intercollegiate Athletics Through Various Case Studies, Specifically Western Michigan University, Tara L. Becker

Honors Theses

Although collegiate athletics i only a small portion of Title IX, it has been the most widely discussed and controversial part of the law to implement. It seems that colleges and universities have had the most trouble complying with the specifics of the law. However, they have made great strides since the days of the predominantly male world of collegiate sports in the past. This paper examines historical controversies, and takes a closer look at the impact of Title IX at Western Michigan University.


College Student Perceptions Of Leadership: Empowering And Constraining Beliefs, Johnathan Ernest Shertzer Jan 2001

College Student Perceptions Of Leadership: Empowering And Constraining Beliefs, Johnathan Ernest Shertzer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This thesis report presents results of a qualitative study conducted at Iowa State University. The purposes of the study were to investigate college student perceptions of leadership, and to identify beliefs that empower some students to be involved in leadership opportunities as well as beliefs that constrain some students from being engaged in leadership. A review of the literature was conducted concerning paradigms of leadership, how students perceive leadership, and what attempts are made to develop leadership. Twenty-four student leaders (students holding leadership positions in student organizations) were interviewed through focus groups, and five disengaged students (students who did not ...


Student Support Services: The Impact The Frequency Of Services Has On The Retention And Graduation Rates Of White And Students Of Color , Carol Ann Mahan Jan 2001

Student Support Services: The Impact The Frequency Of Services Has On The Retention And Graduation Rates Of White And Students Of Color , Carol Ann Mahan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to research the background of the Student Support Services Program and its capability as a retention program at a predominantly White institution. The Student Support Services Program was originally funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 as Special Services for Disadvantaged Students. This name was changed to the current Student Support Services Program in 1972, when the original programs were transferred from the Office of Economic Opportunity to the Office of Higher Education Programs.;Very few research studies have been conducted to ascertain why and how Student Support Services work to ...


The Outstanding Community College President: A Case Study Of Four Presidents , Stanley Olin Vittetoe Jan 2001

The Outstanding Community College President: A Case Study Of Four Presidents , Stanley Olin Vittetoe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover how outstanding community college presidents conceptualize their leadership practices and behaviors and what experiences they believe have prepared them for the presidency. It also sought to learn how their strategic constituencies evaluated the presidents. Purposeful sampling was used to select four community college presidents from a group of presidents identified as outstanding using a peer nomination process in a previous study by C. H. McFarlin (1997).;Personal interviews were conducted with each president and representatives of their critical constituencies: faculty, administrators, and the governing board. In addition, at each institution, the ...


A Comparison Of Re-Entry And Traditional Students Needs And Issues, Jacky Linn Patt, Gloria Ann Stickler Jan 2001

A Comparison Of Re-Entry And Traditional Students Needs And Issues, Jacky Linn Patt, Gloria Ann Stickler

Theses Digitization Project

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Development Of A Social Service Program For College Health Services, Joseph Harrison Greene Jan 2001

Development Of A Social Service Program For College Health Services, Joseph Harrison Greene

Theses Digitization Project

The initial development of a social services program in a college health setting is presented, with discussion regarding causes, methods, and outcomes. Both empirical and anecdotal data which were influential in the initial formation of the program are reviewed, in the context of an examination of the research literature relating to this area. The actual development and implementation of the program is followed through its first year of existence. Outcomes are presented in the form of qualitative data analysis and case studies. Discussion of the results and recommendations for both future research and improvements to the program are presented.