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Is Education A Waste Of Time And Money?, Michael Hemesath Mar 2018

Is Education A Waste Of Time And Money?, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Reflections On A Liberal Arts Education: Part Iii, Michael Hemesath Mar 2018

Reflections On A Liberal Arts Education: Part Iii, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Task Relevance Instructions And Topic Beliefs On Reading Processes And Memory, Catherine Bohn-Gettler, Matthew Mccrudden Jan 2018

Effects Of Task Relevance Instructions And Topic Beliefs On Reading Processes And Memory, Catherine Bohn-Gettler, Matthew Mccrudden

Education Faculty Publications

This study investigated the effects of task relevance instructions and topic beliefs on reading processes and memory for belief-related text. Undergraduates received task instructions (focus on arguments for vs. against) before reading a dual-position text. In Experiment 1 (n = 88), a reading time methodology showed no differences in reading time for task-relevant and task-irrelevant text, but participants recalled task-relevant text better than task-irrelevant text independently of whether the information was consistent with their topic beliefs. In Experiment 2 (n = 76), a think-aloud methodology showed that participants engaged in confirmation strategies when reading belief-consistent text and disconfirmation strategies when reading belief-inconsistent ...


Tax Reform And Higher Education, Michael Hemesath Dec 2017

Tax Reform And Higher Education, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Sandwiches, Social Capital And Barriers To Mobility, Michael Hemesath Jul 2017

Sandwiches, Social Capital And Barriers To Mobility, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Colleges Help Encourage Social Mixing*, Michael Hemesath Jul 2017

Colleges Help Encourage Social Mixing*, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Students’ Attachment Styles To Their Professors: Patterns Of Achievement, Curiosity, Exploration, Self-Criticism, Self-Reassurance, And Autonomy, Lian H. Conrad Apr 2017

Students’ Attachment Styles To Their Professors: Patterns Of Achievement, Curiosity, Exploration, Self-Criticism, Self-Reassurance, And Autonomy, Lian H. Conrad

All College Thesis Program, 2016-present

This study explored whether professors for young adult college students could serve as caring and trustworthy attachment figures who fostered certain mindsets, perceptions of the self, and academic behaviors. A convenience sample of 89 first-year college students in introductory psychology courses completed an online survey. First, the study sought to replicate the established relationships between students’ achievement goal orientations and curiosity, exploration, self-criticism, and self-reassurance. Then, the study analyzed students’ attachment styles to their First-Year Seminar (FYS) professors in relation to achievement goal orientations to see if attachment style could then predict similar patterns of academic behaviors. Contrary to expectations ...


“Free” College Tuition Doesn’T Add Up*, Michael Hemesath Mar 2017

“Free” College Tuition Doesn’T Add Up*, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


An Oracle For Higher Education?, Michael Hemesath Jan 2017

An Oracle For Higher Education?, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


A Timeless Mission For The New Year, Michael Hemesath Jan 2017

A Timeless Mission For The New Year, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Transgender Policy And Practice Development For The College Of Saint Benedict And Saint John’S University, Mary Geller, Doug Mullin Osb Jan 2017

Transgender Policy And Practice Development For The College Of Saint Benedict And Saint John’S University, Mary Geller, Doug Mullin Osb

Academic Affairs Publications

The CSB and SJU Vice Presidents for Student Development led the effort to research and develop policies and practices that would guide the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University to be intentional with regard to the welcome, education, and services extended to transgender and gender non-conforming students in ways that are consistent with each of their respective institutional identities and missions as a Catholic Benedictine residential liberal arts college for women/men.


Exploring Men’S Motivations For Studying, And Not Studying, Abroad, Shane Miller Jan 2017

Exploring Men’S Motivations For Studying, And Not Studying, Abroad, Shane Miller

Academic Affairs Publications

A long-standing trend in collegiate study abroad experiences has been the continual underrepresentation of key student demographics. One of the most persistent of these disparities has been the lack of men studying abroad. Between the 1996 and 2007 academic years, men’s participation rate in study abroad experiences consistently hovered at 35%. Female students, in other words, participated in study abroad at a rate nearly twice that of their male peers.

This research project was designed around two hypotheses – that ethnocentrism influenced men’s decisions to study abroad; and that racial or ethnic prejudice influenced men’s decisions to study ...


Sexual Misconduct Discourses Within A Gendered Campus Environment, Kathryn A. E. Enke Nov 2016

Sexual Misconduct Discourses Within A Gendered Campus Environment, Kathryn A. E. Enke

Academic Affairs Publications

Using data from focus groups, class papers and institutional documents, this project for the HLC Quality Initiative examined discourses around sexual misconduct at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University and considered how these discourses reflect a gendered campus environment. The research aimed to inform the national conversation on sexual misconduct on college campuses and to suggest specific recommendations for implementation at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.


Access, Human Potential And Administrators, Michael Hemesath Nov 2016

Access, Human Potential And Administrators, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


More “Crippling” Debt?, Michael Hemesath Oct 2016

More “Crippling” Debt?, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Disconnect On The Value Of College?, Michael Hemesath Sep 2016

Disconnect On The Value Of College?, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Another Case For The Liberal Arts, Michael Hemesath Sep 2016

Another Case For The Liberal Arts, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Mentors And Community, Michael Hemesath Sep 2016

Mentors And Community, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


The Uses And Meaning Of Tuition, Michael Hemesath Aug 2016

The Uses And Meaning Of Tuition, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Lost Boys, Michael Hemesath Aug 2016

Lost Boys, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Brexit, Donald Trump And The Liberal Arts, Michael Hemesath Jun 2016

Brexit, Donald Trump And The Liberal Arts, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Is A Mediocre Female Professor Evaluated More Negatively Than A Mediocre Male Professor?, Stephanie M. Besst, Rebecca A. Humbert Apr 2016

Is A Mediocre Female Professor Evaluated More Negatively Than A Mediocre Male Professor?, Stephanie M. Besst, Rebecca A. Humbert

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

Prior research has shown differences in student's evaluations of male and female professors. This study was designed to examine if these gender differences occurred in mediocre professors. Participants read a mediocre female or male candidate's teaching philosophy and an evaluation by a colleague. They were then asked to evaluate the candidate. The materials were identical except for the gender of the candidate. It was predicted that mediocre female candidates would be punished to a greater extent than mediocre male candidates. No significant results were found - possibly due to a floor effect.


Philanthropic Marginal Analysis, Michael Hemesath Apr 2016

Philanthropic Marginal Analysis, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Taxing Yale, Michael Hemesath Apr 2016

Taxing Yale, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Pace Thomas Wolfe, Americans Can And Do Go Home Again: Implications For Admissions, Michael Hemesath Jan 2016

Pace Thomas Wolfe, Americans Can And Do Go Home Again: Implications For Admissions, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Are We Teaching Them Anything?: A Model For Measuring Methodology Skills In The Political Science Major, Christi Siver, Seth W. Greenfest, G. Claire Haeg Jan 2016

Are We Teaching Them Anything?: A Model For Measuring Methodology Skills In The Political Science Major, Christi Siver, Seth W. Greenfest, G. Claire Haeg

Political Science Faculty Publications

While the literature emphasizes the importance of teaching political science students methods skills, there currently exists little guidance for how to assess student learning over the course of their time in the major. To address this gap, we develop a model set of assessment tools that may be adopted and adapted by political science departments to evaluate the effect of their own methods instruction. The model includes a syllabi analysis, evaluation of capstone (senior) papers, and a transcript analysis. We apply these assessment tools to our own department to examine whether students demonstrate a range of basic-to-advanced methodological skills. Our ...


More Educated And More Equal? A Comparative Analysis Of Female Education And Employment In Japan, China And India, Sucharita Sinha Mukherjee Nov 2015

More Educated And More Equal? A Comparative Analysis Of Female Education And Employment In Japan, China And India, Sucharita Sinha Mukherjee

Economics Faculty Publications

This paper attempts to explore the connections between expanding female education and the participation of women in paid employment in Japan, China and India, three of Asia's largest economies. Analysis based on existing data and literature shows that despite the large expansion in educational access in these countries in the last half century, women have lacked egalitarian labour market opportunities. A combination of social discouragement and individual choice largely explains the withdrawal, non-participation or intermittent female presence in the labour force, notwithstanding increased educational access. In taking stock of these issues and debates across these countries, it is argued ...


Is College Worth It?, Michael Hemesath Aug 2015

Is College Worth It?, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


The Narrative, Michael Hemesath Jul 2015

The Narrative, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


The Ethics Of Philanthropy: Everyone Is Picking On Harvard, Michael Hemesath Jun 2015

The Ethics Of Philanthropy: Everyone Is Picking On Harvard, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.