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The Important Role Of The Faculty Advisor In Credit-Bearing Internship Opportunities, Allison Goossens Dec 2018

The Important Role Of The Faculty Advisor In Credit-Bearing Internship Opportunities, Allison Goossens

Dissertations, Theses, and Projects

Much of the research that surrounds internships and other student experiential learning focuses on the student and the inherent benefits that they reap from such experiences. Much of this research is viewed through a developmental lens, examining how students benefit and in what conditions are conducive to the learning taking place. What is not widely noted is the work that the faculty advisors do to help facilitate that learning, ensuring that the experience is held to a high level of academic integrity. Here, the literature around this topic is explored and the importance of the faculty advisor and the role ...


Call For Manuscripts Dec 2018

Call For Manuscripts

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

No abstract provided.


Copyright And Open Access Dec 2018

Copyright And Open Access

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

No abstract provided.


Design And Development Of An Mph Program For Online Delivery, Steven R. Hawks, Julie A. Gast Dec 2018

Design And Development Of An Mph Program For Online Delivery, Steven R. Hawks, Julie A. Gast

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is growing in popularity and is now delivered fully online by a large number of highly respected, fully accredited universities. This paper offers an overview of program design and development strategies that promote successful online delivery of MPH programs. Design and development challenges are discussed in terms of new accreditation standards, student demand, faculty development, user needs, course content, and plan of study. The development of an online MPH program at Utah State University with a concentration in health education and promotion is used to highlight and consider various aspects of this important ...


The Relative Influence Of Instructor Training On Student Perceptions Of Online Courses And Instruction, Mary Bowne, Melissa Wuellner, Lisa Madsen, Jessica R. Meendering, John Howard Dec 2018

The Relative Influence Of Instructor Training On Student Perceptions Of Online Courses And Instruction, Mary Bowne, Melissa Wuellner, Lisa Madsen, Jessica R. Meendering, John Howard

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

Online learning opportunities have greatly increased in past years. Various studies have examined online courses and instructor practices but have not examined students’ perceptions of their online courses and online instructors who were offered a voluntary online certification program. Students who took online courses at a Midwestern university completed a survey related to their perceptions of their individual online course and instructor. Results showed that instructors who were certified received higher, positive ratings than instructors who were not certified. The certification program utilizes a “faculty as student’ model, where faculty take courses from a student learner perspective, to provide experiential ...


Empowering Faculty Using Distance Learning Mentoring Programs, Nicole Luongo, Sara T. O'Brien Dec 2018

Empowering Faculty Using Distance Learning Mentoring Programs, Nicole Luongo, Sara T. O'Brien

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

This article discusses the value of developing mentoring programs for the empowerment of distance learning faculty. The paper describes various ways mentoring relationships enhance the development and teaching of distance learning courses. Distance learning faculty mentoring programs consist of a process where a more experienced faculty member assists a newer faculty member in developing a distance learning course. By creating and supporting distance learning faculty mentoring programs, higher education institutions can provide an efficient and valuable way for new distance learning faculty to gain empowerment as well as the skills and knowledge they need to teach online. This article asserts ...


Classrooms On The Frontier: Integrating Original Research Into Lectures, Matthew D. Meng, Lucas Rentschler Dec 2018

Classrooms On The Frontier: Integrating Original Research Into Lectures, Matthew D. Meng, Lucas Rentschler

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

The role of an academic is often spread across two main areas: researching and teaching. Although some argue that the scarcity of time, energy, and commitment precludes the ability to do both well, and are therefore substitutes, we argue that these roles can be complementary. That is, by incorporating original research into the classroom, several benefits can be gleaned by both faculty and students. We feel that if done correctly, a professor’s research and teaching can mutually benefit, as well. To illustrate and support this argument, we have included two specific examples of using original research to teach relevant ...


Educators, Question Your Level Of Cultural Responsiveness, China M. Jenkins Dec 2018

Educators, Question Your Level Of Cultural Responsiveness, China M. Jenkins

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

Institutions of higher education are becoming increasingly diverse, while faculty of these institutions generally lack the diversity of the student population they teach. This imbalance necessitates educators implement culturally responsive teaching within their classrooms. The intent of this article is to guide educators in determining whether they practice and implement culturally responsive teaching within their classrooms. To make this examination, I present questions that educators should ask themselves to determine their level of cultural responsiveness. In response, educators should look to investigate their level of cultural competency, analyze social constructions that reflects growth in cultural responsiveness, and verify their transformation ...


Five Instructional Practices To Optimize Peer Feedback Activities Among Adult Learners, Regina C. Rodriguez, Laurie A. Sharp Dec 2018

Five Instructional Practices To Optimize Peer Feedback Activities Among Adult Learners, Regina C. Rodriguez, Laurie A. Sharp

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

There is a significant need for adult learners to improve their writing proficiency within a variety of contexts. Thus, postsecondary instructors require effective research-based teaching strategies to support adult learners hone their writing skills. While studies on peer feedback abound, little has been done to date to consider ways in which postsecondary instructors design quality peer feedback activities within their courses. The purpose of this article was to describe five instructional practices to optimize peer feedback activities among adult learners.


About This Issue Dec 2018

About This Issue

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

The Fall 2018 issue of the Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence focuses on the development of teaching and learning communities. Topics include peer feedback, cultural responsiveness, bringing research into the classroom, and training faculty through mentorship and online certification programs. The issue finishes off with a review of the design and development of an online Master's of Public Health degree.


Full Issue: Journal On Empowering Teaching Excellence, Volume 2, Issue 2, Fall 2018 Dec 2018

Full Issue: Journal On Empowering Teaching Excellence, Volume 2, Issue 2, Fall 2018

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

The full Spring 2018 issue (Volume 2, Issue 2) of the Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, Fall 2018


My Experience Teaching General Chemistry To A Student Who Is Visually Impaired, Katherine M E Stewart Dec 2018

My Experience Teaching General Chemistry To A Student Who Is Visually Impaired, Katherine M E Stewart

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

This paper summarizes my experience with teaching a first-year, General Chemistry course to a visually impaired student. This includes accommodations and modifications for both the lecture material and the laboratory. Included are also examples of formats and syntax for txt-based quizzes, tests, and laboratory reports, as well as other general accommodations for both the student and the service dog.


Implications Of 3-D Printing For Teaching Geoscience Concepts To Students With Visual Impairments, Karen E. Koehler, Tiffany A. Wild, Sean Tikkun Dec 2018

Implications Of 3-D Printing For Teaching Geoscience Concepts To Students With Visual Impairments, Karen E. Koehler, Tiffany A. Wild, Sean Tikkun

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

This article presents the results of a study on the use of 3-D printed models in a science classroom for students with visual impairments and examines whether the use of these models impacts student conceptual understanding and misconceptions related to geosciences concepts, specifically plate tectonics.

Data were collected one week prior to instruction, one week after instruction and throughout the 3-week instructional period. Results showed that students with visual impairments held many of the same misconceptions about plate tectonics as students who are typically sighted. All students in this study had fewer misconceptions after the instructional period than they held ...


Intergenerational Narratives: The Personal Is Professional, Jodi Kushins, Amy B. Snider Dec 2018

Intergenerational Narratives: The Personal Is Professional, Jodi Kushins, Amy B. Snider

International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education

What began as a teacher-student relationship between educators Amy Brook Snider and Jodi Kushins has developed into a friendship and working partnership. At first, they did not consider their continuing long-distance connection as intergenerational. They shared experiences and exchanged ideas oblivious to the great difference in their ages. But as online tools, research, and communication emerged as a central focus of Jodi’s life and teaching, they became aware that this development might lead to an intergenerational digital divide between them. In order to explore their different responses to what has been called screen culture, they brought back their puppet ...


Unspoken Barriers: An Autoethnographic Study Of Frustration, Resistance And Resilience, Rose M. Wake Dec 2018

Unspoken Barriers: An Autoethnographic Study Of Frustration, Resistance And Resilience, Rose M. Wake

The Qualitative Report

Immigration, cultural capital, cultural hybridity are the contributing players within my autoethnographic research as a second-generation daughter of southern Italian migrants from the post war era. This autobiography of my lived experience identifies contributing influences of arrested development within my educational and life trajectory and explores theoretical frameworks as key comparative indicators for my thwarted stages of psychosocial development. My identity and role as a female is further explored within the construct of a determined and culturally hybrid adolescence in an effort to answer research questions of identity and role confusion. My narratives situate my life as a daughter, student ...


Docking And Curtons' "Crisis In Higher Education: A Plan To Save Small Liberal Arts Colleges In America" (Book Review), R. Curt Rice Dr. Dec 2018

Docking And Curtons' "Crisis In Higher Education: A Plan To Save Small Liberal Arts Colleges In America" (Book Review), R. Curt Rice Dr.

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Reseña De El Trabajo De Fin De Grado Y De Máster. Redacción, Defensa Y Publicación, De Iria Da Cunha, David Sánchez-Jiménez Dec 2018

Reseña De El Trabajo De Fin De Grado Y De Máster. Redacción, Defensa Y Publicación, De Iria Da Cunha, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Estudio Contrastivo Intercultural De Las Funciones Retóricas De Las Citas: La Producción De Textos Académicos En El Nivel De Posgrado Escritos En Español E Inglés, David Sánchez-Jiménez Dec 2018

Estudio Contrastivo Intercultural De Las Funciones Retóricas De Las Citas: La Producción De Textos Académicos En El Nivel De Posgrado Escritos En Español E Inglés, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

The main objective of this research is to discover which rhetorical functions were used in the Master´s thesis writing written by eight (8) American and eight (8) Spanish postgraduates in their na-tive language. A computerized tex-tual analysis of the rhetorical func-tion of citation was used to study this phenomenon (Petrić, 2007). The results obtained from the re-search showed that the different cultural conventions in the thesis writing indicate that when com-pared with native Spanish writers, the American writers of English use the highest number of cita-tions, and write a relatively longer Introduction and Conclusion parts. On the other hand ...


Q & A / Closing Remarks, King Banaian Nov 2018

Q & A / Closing Remarks, King Banaian

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Wrap-up of the symposium.


Enrollment In A Time Of Turbulence: Understanding Key Market Forces Redefining The Enrollment-Management Change, Caroline Painter, Anika Olsen Nov 2018

Enrollment In A Time Of Turbulence: Understanding Key Market Forces Redefining The Enrollment-Management Change, Caroline Painter, Anika Olsen

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

EAB is a firm that provides best practices research and data-driven solutions for enrollment management, student success, and operational efficiencies to generate academic program revenues. This presentation discusses the five challenges facing higher education recruitment, enrollment, and retention and how EAB may be able to assist St Cloud State University address these challenges.


Lunch On Your Own, Strategic Enrollment Management Nov 2018

Lunch On Your Own, Strategic Enrollment Management

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Lunch break.


Who Are Our Students? Student Demographics At St. Cloud State, Brent Donnay Nov 2018

Who Are Our Students? Student Demographics At St. Cloud State, Brent Donnay

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

SCSU Director of Analytics and Institutional Research Brent Donnay presents SCSU undergraduate and graduate student demographics through a variety of analytics. He introduces the concept of "Experience Management", where the university monitors analytics to spot opportunities for improvement.


Educational Deserts And Trade Areas: Scsu And The Geography Of College Opportunity, David Wall Nov 2018

Educational Deserts And Trade Areas: Scsu And The Geography Of College Opportunity, David Wall

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

SCSU Geography and Planning Professor David Wall defines the terms "educational desert" and "trade area" in the context of St. Cloud State University and the geographic area where it attracts the majority of its students.


Students' Sense Of Belonging As A Predictor Of Retention, Glenn Davis, David Robinson Nov 2018

Students' Sense Of Belonging As A Predictor Of Retention, Glenn Davis, David Robinson

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

According to the Fall 2017 SCSU Student Survey and campus analytics, students who struggle with their sense of belonging have lower retention and graduation rates. Interim Dean of University College Glenn Davis presents an outreach plan to improve student belonging at St. Cloud State University, as well as a means to assess it.


"Does The Business Cycle Impact Our Enrollments?", King Banaian Nov 2018

"Does The Business Cycle Impact Our Enrollments?", King Banaian

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Data analysis of demographics and business cycles using two naive models and a VAR model shows that a relationship exists between unemployment rates and student enrollment.


Students' Sense Of Belonging As A Predictor Of Retention, Glenn Davis, David Robinson Nov 2018

Students' Sense Of Belonging As A Predictor Of Retention, Glenn Davis, David Robinson

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation introduces the theoretical foundations of student belonging, and discusses the Fall 2017 St. Cloud State University Student Survey responses on belonging. Research questions for a longitudinal study on student belonging at St Cloud State University discussed, as well as a plan for outreach to those students who may report a low sense of belonging.


Educational Deserts And Trade Areas: Scsu And The Geography Of College Opportunity, David Wall Nov 2018

Educational Deserts And Trade Areas: Scsu And The Geography Of College Opportunity, David Wall

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation defines the terms "educational desert", "trade area", and "proportional market area" within the context of St. Cloud State University and the regions within the state from which it recruits students. Several profiles of incoming students at other 4 year Minnesota State institutions emerge from the data.


"Does The Business Cycle Impact Our Enrollments?", King Banaian Nov 2018

"Does The Business Cycle Impact Our Enrollments?", King Banaian

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation shows the relationship between unemployment rates, labor shortages, migration, and higher education enrollments.


Who Are Our Students? Student Demographics At St. Cloud State, Brent Donnay Nov 2018

Who Are Our Students? Student Demographics At St. Cloud State, Brent Donnay

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation provides the Fall 2017 undergraduate and graduate student demographics, headcount, and FYE of St. Cloud State University. It also provides information on the incoming classes of Fall 2014 and Fall 2018. Finally, the presentation introduces the concept of "experience management", which involves monitoring and measuring every interaction to locate opportunities for improvement, and using analytics to predict patterns and optimize experiences.


Demographic Change: Challenges And Opportunities For Private Colleges, Nathan Grawe Nov 2018

Demographic Change: Challenges And Opportunities For Private Colleges, Nathan Grawe

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Fertility rates, trends in population growth, and parent education level have an impact on college enrollment. This presentation introduces the HEDI Model (probability-weighted demand forecasts) to challenge assumptions about college attendance and their relationship to migration and immigration patterns, and provides some recommendations for improvement in enrollment and retention strategies.