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Using Guided Reflective Journaling Activities To Capture Students’ Changing Perceptions, Joanna Dunlap Mar 2016

Using Guided Reflective Journaling Activities To Capture Students’ Changing Perceptions, Joanna Dunlap

Joanna Dunlap

Many professions are increasingly emphasizing the role of reflection, encouraging educators to look for appropriate ways to help students engage in reflective practice during their professional preparation. Journal writing is an insightful and powerful instructional technology utilizing strategies that foster understanding and the application of concepts, enhance critical thinking, improve achievement and attitude, encourage student reflection and capture changes in students' perception. Examples from three different professional preparation courses illustrate the power of journal-writing activities as a way of encouraging students' reflective thinking, and giving faculty a way to assess students' reflective practice and perceptual changes. Based on the author ...


Preparing E-Learning Designers Using Kolb's Model Of Experiential Learning, Joanna Dunlap, J. Dobrovolny, David Young Mar 2016

Preparing E-Learning Designers Using Kolb's Model Of Experiential Learning, Joanna Dunlap, J. Dobrovolny, David Young

Joanna Dunlap

In this article, Joanna Dunlap, Jackie Dobrovolny, and David Young describe their approach to the design of a real-world learning experience that prepares online graduate students to work as e-learning designers and specialists. Using Kolb's model of experiential learning to support their instructional design decisions, Dunlap, Dobrovolny, and Young have created a series of online instructional-design courses in which students use a variety of e-learning technologies and tools to discuss instructional strategies and to provide support and feedback to each other on the e-learning products they design individually. This approach allows school and the real world to be integrated ...


From Pixel On A Screen To Real Person In Your Students' Lives: Establishing Social Presence Using Digital Storytelling, Patrick Lowenthal, Joanna Dunlap Mar 2016

From Pixel On A Screen To Real Person In Your Students' Lives: Establishing Social Presence Using Digital Storytelling, Patrick Lowenthal, Joanna Dunlap

Joanna Dunlap

The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework is a comprehensive guide to the research "and" practice of online learning. One of the most challenging aspects of establishing a CoI in online courses is finding the best way to attend to each element of the CoI framework in a primarily text-based environment. In our online courses, we have examined the use of digital storytelling as a way to break down the barriers that can get in the way of achieving a healthy and productive CoI. In this paper, we describe how we use digital storytelling to establish our social presence as instructors.


Constructivism And Instructional Design: Some Personal Reflections, Brent Wilson Mar 2016

Constructivism And Instructional Design: Some Personal Reflections, Brent Wilson

Brent Wilson

Some personal reflections on instructional design and its relation to constructivism are explored. Instructional design in its present form is out of sync with the times in that its orientation, methods, and research base are behavioristic, or positivistic. However, a constructivist theory of instructional design is possible, particularly if constructivism is recognized as a philosophy rather than a strategy. To better fit the needs of practitioners, instructional design theories need to be better grounded in a broad understanding of learning and instructional processes. Generic principles and specific heuristics are needed for dealing with recurring problems and situations in instructional design ...


Remediating Gaps In Race Readiness: What New Student Affairs Professionals (Didn’T) Learn About Race In Graduate Preparation Programs, Shaun Harper, Demetri Morgan Mar 2015

Remediating Gaps In Race Readiness: What New Student Affairs Professionals (Didn’T) Learn About Race In Graduate Preparation Programs, Shaun Harper, Demetri Morgan

Demetri L. Morgan

Data will be presented from a decade-long project that aims to improve how new professionals are prepared to engage in substantive conversations about race and racism, work with ethnically diverse student populations, understand and address racial inequities, and foster inclusive campus racial climates. Attendees will have three opportunities to critically reflect on the sufficiency of what they learned about race in graduate school. Resources that should prove useful in remediating gaps in prior professional learning will be distributed.


Student Affairs Professionals Accruing Social Capital: Examining Bias Response Teams, Lucy Lepeau, J.T. Snipes, Hilary Zimmerman, Demetri Morgan Mar 2015

Student Affairs Professionals Accruing Social Capital: Examining Bias Response Teams, Lucy Lepeau, J.T. Snipes, Hilary Zimmerman, Demetri Morgan

Demetri L. Morgan

One way that institutions have responded to hostile campus environments for minoritized students is by creating bias response teams. Based on a larger study, researchers use Rhoads and Black’s (1995) conceptualization of student affairs professionals as transformative educators and Stanton-Salazar’s (2011) framework of how institutional agents use social capital to examine how student affairs practitioners accrue social capital when responding to bias incidents. Our findings connect to student affairs professionals’ ongoing development of the equity, diversity, and inclusion professional competency


Beauty In The Struggle: Realizing Full Access To Higher Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Lynn Sondag Jan 2015

Beauty In The Struggle: Realizing Full Access To Higher Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Lynn Sondag

Lynn Sondag

Presentation focused on the relationship between access to a dynamic education, which includes the arts and engenders creative and critical thinking, and a thriving democracy.


Supporting Graduate Employability From Generalist Disciplines Through Employer And Private Institution Collaboration, Shelley Kinash, Linda Crane, Mark Schulz, Sally Kift, Kirsty Mitchell, Matthew Mclean, Laura Hougaz, Cecily Knight, David Dowling Dec 2014

Supporting Graduate Employability From Generalist Disciplines Through Employer And Private Institution Collaboration, Shelley Kinash, Linda Crane, Mark Schulz, Sally Kift, Kirsty Mitchell, Matthew Mclean, Laura Hougaz, Cecily Knight, David Dowling

Linda Crane

Aims: The aims of this project are to collect, collate and disseminate existing best practice strategies and emerging innovations to improve employability of higher education graduates from the disciplines of humanities, visual/performing arts, life sciences and computer science. The project will derive and disseminate recommended practical strategies to improve graduate employability.

Abstract: The project addresses how educators and employers can best support graduate employability. Employability means that higher education institutions and employers have supported knowledge, skills and attributes leading to career success for graduates. The focus is on generalist disciplines including visual/performing arts, life sciences, humanities and computer ...


Providing Management Assistance To Clients Of A Small Business Development Center While Helping To Prepare Students For Business, Deborah Roebuck May 2014

Providing Management Assistance To Clients Of A Small Business Development Center While Helping To Prepare Students For Business, Deborah Roebuck

Deborah Mae Britt Roebuck

Focuses on providing management assistance to clients of a small business development center while helping to prepare students for business. Meeting between director and instructor; Student groups; Client and student group meetings; Group proposals; Data collection; Formal written reports; Oral presentations; Evaluation of projects.


Transgender Individuals' Access To College Housing And Bathrooms: Findings From The National Transgender Discrimination Survey, Kristie Seelman Apr 2014

Transgender Individuals' Access To College Housing And Bathrooms: Findings From The National Transgender Discrimination Survey, Kristie Seelman

Kristie L Seelman

Within higher education settings, transgender people are at risk for discrimination and harassment within housing and bathrooms. Yet, few have examined this topic using quantitative data or compared the experiences of subgroups of transgender individuals to predict denial of access to these spaces. The current study utilizes the National Transgender Discrimination Survey to research this issue. Findings indicate that being transgender and having another marginalized identity matters for students’ access to housing and bathrooms. Trans women are at greater risk than gender non-conforming people for being denied access to school housing and bathrooms. Implications for practice and research are detailed.


Recommendations Of Transgender Students, Staff, And Faculty In The Usa For Improving College Campuses, Kristie Seelman Dec 2013

Recommendations Of Transgender Students, Staff, And Faculty In The Usa For Improving College Campuses, Kristie Seelman

Kristie L Seelman

Research indicates that transgender individuals frequently experience marginalization and interpersonal victimization within college and university settings. Missing from the literature is a discussion of what can be done to address such patterns in higher education, based upon empirical data gathered from transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty. The present study aims to fill this gap by reporting on solutions offered by a sample of 30 individuals in one U.S. state while integrating a lens of intersectionality. Five resulting themes include: (a) offer education, campus programming, and support for trans individuals; (b) improve university systems and procedures for ...


Complementary And Alternative Medicine: Attitudes And Use Among Health Educators In The United States, Ping Johnson, Jennifer Priestley, Kandice Porter, Jane Petrillo Oct 2013

Complementary And Alternative Medicine: Attitudes And Use Among Health Educators In The United States, Ping Johnson, Jennifer Priestley, Kandice Porter, Jane Petrillo

Jennifer L. Priestley

Background: Interest in and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States is increasing. However, CAM remains an area of nascency for researchers and western practitioners. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine U.S. health educators' attitudes toward CAM and their use of common CAM therapies. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was conducted among members of a professional health educator listserv. Results: Health educators generally have positive attitudes toward CAM and about 90% have used at least one CAM therapy in the last 12 months. Differences in CAM attitudes and use were significant, with ...


Beauty In The Struggle: Realizing Full Access To Higher Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Lynn Sondag Oct 2012

Beauty In The Struggle: Realizing Full Access To Higher Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Lynn Sondag

Julia van der Ryn

Presentation focused on the relationship between access to a dynamic education, which includes the arts and engenders creative and critical thinking, and a thriving democracy.


Beauty In The Struggle: Embracing The Dynamic Tensions In Transformative Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Kendra Woodglass Apr 2012

Beauty In The Struggle: Embracing The Dynamic Tensions In Transformative Education, Julia Van Der Ryn, Kendra Woodglass

Julia van der Ryn

No abstract provided.


Engaging Faculty In A Critical And Creative Process Of Assessing Gen Ed Components Which Use Service-Learning Pedagogy, Julia Van Der Ryn Feb 2012

Engaging Faculty In A Critical And Creative Process Of Assessing Gen Ed Components Which Use Service-Learning Pedagogy, Julia Van Der Ryn

Julia van der Ryn

No abstract provided.


Building The Architecture Of Inclusion For Higher Education, Lynn Sondag Dec 2011

Building The Architecture Of Inclusion For Higher Education, Lynn Sondag

Lynn Sondag

A collaborative regional and national research project organized by Imagining America and the Center for Institutional Social Change formed to advance full participation and linking diversity and engagement.


"Both Sides Now" Ii: Some Practical Suggestions For Creative Writing Exercises In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Both Sides Now" Ii: Some Practical Suggestions For Creative Writing Exercises In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Outlines effective and practical creative writing assignments given to literature students. Concludes that writing short, imaginative summaries provides a change of pace from the usual lecture, discussion, and group work formats of literature classes.


Drawing On Memory: A Technique For Making Short Fiction Come Alive, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Drawing On Memory: A Technique For Making Short Fiction Come Alive, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Considers how to get today's schoolchild and college student to move from the words to the picture, then back again. Explores the teaching technique of having students draw what the piece of literature describes. Finds that drawing the visual image provides a much better chance of understanding a work's significance. Describes how to apply this idea with a homework assignment.


"Both Sides Now" Iii: A Creative Writing Exercise In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Both Sides Now" Iii: A Creative Writing Exercise In The Literature Classroom, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Details a creative writing assignment used in literature classes to help students better grasp the principles of literature from the inside out. Suggests this method should be employed more often in survey classes.


Using Professional Learning Communities For The Development Of Shared Governance, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Nov 2011

Using Professional Learning Communities For The Development Of Shared Governance, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Hal Blythe

Among the many challenges of professional (faculty, administration, and staff) development is the implementation of shared governance. We propose a model involving professional learning communities that we are experimenting with in our College of Education. This new model provides faculty with decision-making power, a sense of cooperation and communication with the administration, compensation for their effort, a budget, and a large dose of satisfaction. Furthermore, this model could be effectively transferred to other university units.


Popes In The Pizza: Analyzing Activity Reports To Create And Sustain A Strategic Plan, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, E,J. Keeley, Ben Forsyth Nov 2011

Popes In The Pizza: Analyzing Activity Reports To Create And Sustain A Strategic Plan, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, E,J. Keeley, Ben Forsyth

Hal Blythe

This article presents a practical methodology for creating and sustaining strategic planning, the task analysis. Utilizing our Teaching & Learning Center Strategic Plan as a model, we demonstrate how working with a weekly status report provides a comprehensive listing of detail necessary to analyze and revise the plan. The new methodology is accurate, thorough, on-going, and flexible.


"Both Sides Now": The Evolution Of An Approach To Teaching Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Both Sides Now": The Evolution Of An Approach To Teaching Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Discusses the connections between creative writing and literary criticism. Explains experience of combining a literature and creative writing class. Concludes the combination results in both groups gaining a greater understanding of each others' crafts.


"Shiloh": A Mini-Casebook Approach To Upper-Division Literature Courses, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Shiloh": A Mini-Casebook Approach To Upper-Division Literature Courses, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Shows how the mini-casebook approach, with a few modifications, works well with upper-division writing assignments. Notes that a mini-casebook approach is nothing more than a self-published document including a primary work of literature, selected secondary sources on that work, and a selection of several specified topics on the primary source. Presents eight suggestions for implementing the mini-casebook approach


Impact Of New Decentralized Management For Changes In The Governance Structure, Harlan Stelmach, Christian Dean, Luis Calingo Oct 2011

Impact Of New Decentralized Management For Changes In The Governance Structure, Harlan Stelmach, Christian Dean, Luis Calingo

Harlan Stelmach

No abstract available


The Globalization Of Higher Education Through The Lens Of Technology And Accountability, Howard Woodard, Sonya Shepherd, Mindy Crain-Dorough, Michael Richardson Jun 2011

The Globalization Of Higher Education Through The Lens Of Technology And Accountability, Howard Woodard, Sonya Shepherd, Mindy Crain-Dorough, Michael Richardson

Sonya S. Gaither

Technology has ushered in a new era in higher education making knowledge of technology essential for administrators. Technology is transforming higher education by providing a global interconnectedness that reshapes educational, social, economic and cultural life. The globalization of networks based on travel, mobile phones, broad-band Internet and other information and communications technologies, are creating change on an unprecedented scale. Similarly, technology enables complex data transfers essential to knowledge-intensive production and distribution. Globalization forces higher education institutions to examine their participation in the international environment and to assess their involvement in a seemingly transparent world. The potential for technology in global ...


Using Professional Learning Communities For The Development Of Shared Governance, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips Apr 2011

Using Professional Learning Communities For The Development Of Shared Governance, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, William Phillips

Charlie Sweet

Among the many challenges of professional (faculty, administration, and staff) development is the implementation of shared governance. We propose a model involving professional learning communities that we are experimenting with in our College of Education. This new model provides faculty with decision-making power, a sense of cooperation and communication with the administration, compensation for their effort, a budget, and a large dose of satisfaction. Furthermore, this model could be effectively transferred to other university units.


A Symposium Model For Doctoral Students Of Color Seeking Faculty Positions In Higher Education, Samuel Hinton, Sherwood Thompson Jan 2011

A Symposium Model For Doctoral Students Of Color Seeking Faculty Positions In Higher Education, Samuel Hinton, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

The purpose of this article is to share a model for motivating and mentoring students of color who are finding it difficult to complete their doctorate degree because of personal, social, and institutional challenges. Students do not pay a fee to participate in the symposium. They are motivated among other things to build relationships, and establish contacts and networks with a cohort of scholars interested in helping them complete their studies. In addition, the program prepares these students to apply for faculty positions at this university in the mid-west and other institutions of higher education when they graduate. Student populations ...


Engaged Learning (Panel Presentation), Lynn Sondag Dec 2010

Engaged Learning (Panel Presentation), Lynn Sondag

Lynn Sondag

No abstract provided.


Cultivate! Create! Connect!, Lynn Sondag Dec 2010

Cultivate! Create! Connect!, Lynn Sondag

Lynn Sondag

No abstract provided.


Sl Art Fundamentals, Lynn Sondag Dec 2010

Sl Art Fundamentals, Lynn Sondag

Lynn Sondag

No abstract provided.