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Tutoring In Polite Society: How Service Quality Training Affects Students’ Perceptions Of A College’S Tutoring Center, Renee Hayes Aug 2020

Tutoring In Polite Society: How Service Quality Training Affects Students’ Perceptions Of A College’S Tutoring Center, Renee Hayes

Higher Education Leadership and Practice Dissertations

As Generation Z enters higher education, they are bringing with them service quality expectations that have often been viewed as a pejorative in higher education. Additionally, many of these students will be first-generation college students, many of whom will enter college academically underprepared. As a result, academic support services, particularly tutoring services, will play an increasing role in ensuring student retention, progression, and matriculation, which directly affects institutions’ prestige and rankings.

This action research study sought to assess the gap between students’ expectations and perceptions of a university tutoring center’s service quality using the SERVQUAL survey. Pilot data suggested ...


A Case Study Of The University Of Blue Ridge Scholars And Persistence, Donna Caldwell Aug 2020

A Case Study Of The University Of Blue Ridge Scholars And Persistence, Donna Caldwell

Higher Education Leadership and Practice Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this case study is to conduct research on the impacts of the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Blue Ridge Scholars (BRS) program offered on the UNG Blue Ridge campus in Fannin County, Georgia. The UNG Blue Ridge campus, one of five campuses that comprise the entire UNG institution, provides college courses for the first and second years of study only. Fannin County is located in the most northern service area of the university. The location is significant due to the purposeful selection of a north Georgia area in the Appalachian region that had no post-secondary ...


Trio Program Participation And Growth Mindset, Kristie Kiser Aug 2020

Trio Program Participation And Growth Mindset, Kristie Kiser

Higher Education Leadership and Practice Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to explore the concept of growth versus fixed mindsets in relation to Oscar Lewis’s (1966) theory of The Culture of Poverty. Particularly, the research served to investigate whether evidence of a fixed mindset was present within a selected cohort of Upward Bound and McNair Scholars participants, and, if so, whether or not these outlooks may have improved through participation in the TRIO programs. A qualitative research design was utilized, with program participants queried via electronic surveys, as well as through focus groups, with prompts based on Dweck’s (1999) Implicit Theories of Intelligence ...


A Community-Based Participatory Research Project Involving Latino Families Of Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing Children, Tanya L. Flores Jul 2020

A Community-Based Participatory Research Project Involving Latino Families Of Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing Children, Tanya L. Flores

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

The community-based participatory research project described in this paper was designed to help Spanish-speaking families of deaf and hard-of-hearing children gain access to necessary health, education, and local resource information. The project was motivated by the need to improve communication between medical and education resource centers with Spanish-speaking families. This paper reports on the specific methods and implementation of the partnership approach, the development of the project, and lessons learned for future projects of this type.


Perspectives On Initiating Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships, Emily Zhang, Seblewongel Yigletu, Hannah Lieberman, Karen Kosinski, Ravali Mukthineni, Diane Mcleod, Barbara Rubel, Shalini Tendulkar Jul 2020

Perspectives On Initiating Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships, Emily Zhang, Seblewongel Yigletu, Hannah Lieberman, Karen Kosinski, Ravali Mukthineni, Diane Mcleod, Barbara Rubel, Shalini Tendulkar

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) involves partnerships between academics and communities to address community priorities through collaborative research. Undergraduate student engagement in CBPR as part of an academic course is uncommon and there is limited evidence on the lessons learned about partnership initiation from course-based partnerships. This paper shares lessons from Medford and Tufts Community Health (MATCH), a course-based CBPR initiative. At the end of this course, three students, the instructor, and two community partners identified a list of four key lessons learned about partnership initiation. First, undergraduates should understand and explicitly attend to the privileges they bring to CBPR as ...


Retention Of First-Time Freshman Cadets At A Senior Military College, Keith P. Antonia May 2020

Retention Of First-Time Freshman Cadets At A Senior Military College, Keith P. Antonia

Higher Education Leadership and Practice Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to explore whether there were aspects of the culture of the Corps of Cadets at the University of North Georgia that influenced the departure of first-time freshman cadets prior to entering their second year. The topic of college student retention has been extensively researched and documented, and strategies for college student success abound; however, little research has been done on first-time freshman cadet retention at senior military colleges. Recruiting cadets has become increasingly difficult resulting from a combination of a waning United States fertility rate, a declining eligibility to serve in the military among ...


Simphysics, Taylor Woods, Maidel Fletes, Mary Elizabeth Harrell, Paul Halford Nov 2019

Simphysics, Taylor Woods, Maidel Fletes, Mary Elizabeth Harrell, Paul Halford

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Understanding and interpreting relationships and functional trends with 2-D graphs are foundational skills in STEM fields, in other sciences and in all disciplines that utilize data analysis. Introductory physics courses regularly start with the topic of kinematics which heavily utilizes 2-D graphs that describe motion. This is why difficulties that students face in understanding 2-D graphs surface early on in physics. Yet, for this same reason kinematics can be used as a great opportunity to teach graphing skills in general. The primary goal of this project is to develop an interactive intelligent tutoring system (PhysicsSim) that makes use of kinematics ...


#28 - Testing The Effectiveness Of Mnemonic Strategies In Learning And Retaining New Information, Kevin O'Donnell Nov 2019

#28 - Testing The Effectiveness Of Mnemonic Strategies In Learning And Retaining New Information, Kevin O'Donnell

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Learning new information can sometimes be a very demanding process, especially in very intense courses such as hard sciences, which can require a lot of reading, studying, and memorization. Simply reading the large walls of text within textbooks can be overwhelming to some students. Thus, applying mnemonic strategies may help in the simplification of otherwise overwhelming information and improving knowledge retention. This study was designed to test the effectiveness of such mnemonics in the memorization and retention of information both long-term and short-term. Twenty-five students separated two different lab sections of a Human Anatomy and Physiology II course were given ...


The Role Of Gender On Holistic Grief Effects Experienced By College Students, Christiana Olaleye, Mary Alice Varga Nov 2019

The Role Of Gender On Holistic Grief Effects Experienced By College Students, Christiana Olaleye, Mary Alice Varga

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a survey that measured holistic grief effects college students experience when losing a loved one and whether grief effects vary based on gender. This is important to examine since approximately 35% of undergraduate students are within 24 months of bereavement (Pollard, Varga, Wheat, & McClam, 2017; Varga & Varga, 2019; Walker, Hathcoat, & Noppe, 2012). Holistic grief effects were measured using the Holistic Impact of Bereavement (Balk, 2010), which outlines the six dimensions students are affected by their grief (emotionally, physically, cognitively, behaviorally, interpersonally, and spiritually).. Students have reported various grief effects, primarily emotional and cognitive effects (Varga, 2015; Walker et al., 2012); however, recent studies have not examined holistic grief effects specific to gender. Initial studies into college student grief indicated women experience greater grief effects; and more recent research is warranted (LaGrand, 1981 & 1985). The researchers hypothesized that college students would ...


Call For Papers, Leigh Dillard Jul 2019

Call For Papers, Leigh Dillard

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Call for Papers


How Do Millennials Learn? An Investigation Of The Learning Styles, Strategies, And Perceived Academic Success Among College-Aged Millennials, Lalar Hannans, Jolie Johnson, Brittany Litton, Ivana Torres Jul 2019

How Do Millennials Learn? An Investigation Of The Learning Styles, Strategies, And Perceived Academic Success Among College-Aged Millennials, Lalar Hannans, Jolie Johnson, Brittany Litton, Ivana Torres

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Purpose: Research shows Millennials learn better by actively doing things than listening to lectures. However, there is little research on millennials and how they learn or what drives them towards success. The purpose of this study was to investigate the preferred learning styles of undergraduate college students and their perception of academic success.

Methods: Data collection included quantitative and qualitative measures that were used to collect data from a convenience sample of 344 undergraduate college students in a rural southeast regional university. Study was IRB approved prior to data collection. Data were analyzed using appropriate descriptive statistics, cross-tabulations, and coding ...


Forematter, Leigh Dillard Jul 2019

Forematter, Leigh Dillard

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Forematter


Full Issue Jul 2019

Full Issue

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Complete issue of Papers & Publications, Volume 7.


32 - Introducing Renewable Energy Through Community-Based Engaged Learning, Nick Palmer Nov 2018

32 - Introducing Renewable Energy Through Community-Based Engaged Learning, Nick Palmer

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

We live in a period where human expansion has put its own existence at risk. Local sustainable development strategies are key in reversing these global effects, but only if they are easily accessible and supported by the community. However, gathering that support can be difficult. Reaching a communal understanding of underlying scientific mechanisms starts at a young age and is difficult to develop without hands-on experiences. Community based engaged learning (C-bEL) programs provide these experiences for community members while simultaneously supplying teaching opportunities for college students. We developed a stand-alone workshop for local Baldwin county schools that utilizes renewable energy ...


25 - Older Adults’ Perceptions Of Science And Engineering In Appalachia, Hannah Harris Nov 2018

25 - Older Adults’ Perceptions Of Science And Engineering In Appalachia, Hannah Harris

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The aim of this study is to document the perceptions of science and engineering in Appalachia by conducting semi-structured interview case studies. The information procured from the interviews will support the design of Appalachian science and engineering education activities for schools in the North Georgia region. Participants (n = 4) were asked a series of questions about their perceptions of science and engineering, along with sharing an item that highlights science and engineering in Appalachia, which was subsequently photographed. Each interview was transcribed and coded. The term science was often defined science as a subject that included chemistry, physics, and electronics ...


Engaging The Public Through Science Festivals, Anthony Sacchitello, Macey Jarrard Nov 2018

Engaging The Public Through Science Festivals, Anthony Sacchitello, Macey Jarrard

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Science festivals are informal learning experiences intended to engage the community in science by facilitating dialogues between scientists and the public. While the intention is to connect the community to science professionals, little is known about attendee motivation and application of information gained at the event. The study documented science festival attendees (n=42) motivation, application of information intent, events attended, and topics learned about at events. 39% of attendees attended science talks with an expert that was also in the attendee’s area of expertise, nearly one-third of participants attended discussion panels, and 20% of recorded activities were hands-on ...


5 - Sustainability Of An Established Cure Curriculum At Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, Nicole Scheuermann, Sue Ellen Dechenne-Peters Nov 2018

5 - Sustainability Of An Established Cure Curriculum At Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, Nicole Scheuermann, Sue Ellen Dechenne-Peters

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) are laboratory curriculum designed to expand the inclusivity of research opportunities for undergraduate students. CUREs provide the experience and benefits of scientific research, and those benefits and experiences at an earlier point in students’ education. These qualities mean CUREs can be of great value to primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), but faculty at these institutions who wish to design and/or implement a CURE can face major barriers including lack of time and resources.

We provided professional development and ongoing support for the implementation of an established CURE at two PUIs. The CURE was taught by ...


9 - Behavior Responses In The Inclusion Setting, Alexandria Kesselring, Casey Carroll Nov 2018

9 - Behavior Responses In The Inclusion Setting, Alexandria Kesselring, Casey Carroll

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Behavior Responses in the Inclusion Setting

Many general education teachers in public schools are experiencing behavior issues within inclusion classrooms. General education teachers tend to struggle with responding to disciplinary issues when teaching students with disabilities. The purpose of this article is to observe two different general education teachers, both teaching in an inclusion social studies setting at the high school level, and how they respond to disciplinary issues within their classroom. Data were collected from two different social studies classrooms, one US History classroom with 11thgraders and one Economics classrooms with 12thgraders. In the US ...


Critical School Policy Review, Amber Leggett Nov 2018

Critical School Policy Review, Amber Leggett

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the transformation of the current school behavior expectation and see how they correlate with the new suggested implementation of positive behavior interventions and support (PBIS) in a rural South Georgia school. This study intends to review the school's current discipline system and use these behavior expectations to convert them into a PBIS format. The goal of this study is to create a PBIS matrix and influence the current behavior expectation to a more PBIS school-wide behavior expectations. This research will take place in a middle school in rural South Georgia. The ...


Back Cover, Leigh Dillard Feb 2018

Back Cover, Leigh Dillard

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Back cover of journal.


Call For Proposals, Leigh Dillard Feb 2018

Call For Proposals, Leigh Dillard

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Call for proposals for the next issue of Papers & Publications.


Contributor Biographies, Leigh Dillard Feb 2018

Contributor Biographies, Leigh Dillard

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Biographies of the authors featured in this volume of Papers & Publications.


Children's Books Featuring Diverse Family Structures And Living Arrangements: Recommendations For Elementary Teachers, Katie J. Waters Feb 2018

Children's Books Featuring Diverse Family Structures And Living Arrangements: Recommendations For Elementary Teachers, Katie J. Waters

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

The large number of children living in non-traditional families in the U.S. indicates a critical need for teachers to incorporate quality children’s books portraying a variety of home lives and family situations. I searched for such books through electronic databases and Amazon and obtained print books to review. Using selection criteria such as positive reader and editorial reviews on Amazon, engaging illustrations, and interesting plot, I compiled a list of 50 books published since 2000 that featured families with a variety of compositions and living arrangements. I then narrowed this selection to a recommended list of 10 books ...


Is There A Relationship Between Mathematics Background And Conception Of Proof?, Amanda Akin, Elizabeth Rawson, Allison B. Bernhard, Casey Mcgrath Feb 2018

Is There A Relationship Between Mathematics Background And Conception Of Proof?, Amanda Akin, Elizabeth Rawson, Allison B. Bernhard, Casey Mcgrath

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

To invest in the future of mathematics education is to invest in our future teachers. Equipping such individuals should be the utmost priority, for they will communicate mathematics to our students. Research shows that the way we work with and explain mathematics is consequential to our proof scheme; that is, the proof schemes we hold are the proof schemes we will inevitably teach. This study explores the possible proof schemes and mindsets held by ten university students studying mathematics education at Lee University--six enrolled in a geometry course and four in an algebra course. Through interviews and critical thinking exercises ...


Students With Mild Cerebral Palsy In The Classroom: Information And Guidelines For Teachers, Samantha R. Tindal Feb 2018

Students With Mild Cerebral Palsy In The Classroom: Information And Guidelines For Teachers, Samantha R. Tindal

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Teachers often feel unprepared to meet the needs of students with mild physical disabilities as these students’ needs are not as obvious as students with severe disabilities. In order to create a resource for teachers who have students with mild cerebral palsy (CP) in their classrooms, I conducted structured one-hour interviews with four young adults with mild CP about their experiences in school. An analysis of the interview transcripts uncovered four common themes: (a) bullying experiences in elementary school, (b) teacher support and accommodations in school, (c) being asked about their disability, and (d) being grateful for having “mild” cerebral ...


Forematter, Leigh Dillard Feb 2018

Forematter, Leigh Dillard

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Forematter for the journal Papers & Publications


Front Cover, Leigh Dillard Feb 2018

Front Cover, Leigh Dillard

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Front cover of Papers & Publications.


Full Issue Feb 2018

Full Issue

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Full issue of Papers & Publications.


Transformational Leadership In Education: A Review Of Existing Literature, Matthew Anderson Sep 2017

Transformational Leadership In Education: A Review Of Existing Literature, Matthew Anderson

International Social Science Review

School systems face unprecedented local, state, and federal accountability for school performance and student achievement. School systems and schools themselves have begun to function like business organizations with management complexities and the requirement of bottom line results. School leadership is a critical component to good performance and student achievement. There is concern over whether or not school leaders have the proper management skills and leadership styles and approaches necessary to ensure effective operational performance of schools. Schools have become like business organizations and may benefit from leadership styles proven to enhance performance in business organizations and school settings. Education leaders ...


Virginia Woolf's Views On The Necessity Of Education For Girls, Elizabeth R. Doolittle Jul 2015

Virginia Woolf's Views On The Necessity Of Education For Girls, Elizabeth R. Doolittle

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper examines Virginia Woolf’s views regarding educational equality for women and girls. It traces her views through her non-fiction works A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas and through the modern era with an analysis of activist Malala Yousafzai’s views on educational reform and educational equality for all children displayed in her memoir I Am Malala. The paper seeks to prove that Woolf believed a well-educated female populous could help dismantle the type of masculine, violent culture that was constantly at war, both throughout her life and throughout history, and contribute to lasting world peace ...