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The Innovation Delta: A Model For Collaborative Decision Making, Mitchell Colver May 2019

The Innovation Delta: A Model For Collaborative Decision Making, Mitchell Colver

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In a fast-paced, high reward professional environment, it is easy to engage in haphazard, if not well-meaning, solution seeking. While there are many resources that aid the decision-making process, it is all too common to fall back on our own perceptions and biases as an exclusive decision-making tool, leading to ill-formed solutions.

The Innovation Delta reminds the decision maker to rely on at least three sources of information to triangulate on a viable solution: personal Reflection, formal and informal Evaluation practices, and Emulation of others who have already discovered solutions that may be appropriate.


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 ...


Recognizing Linguistic Cues To Align Financial Coaching Strategies With The Transtheoretical Model Of Change, Lucy M. Delgadillo Dec 2017

Recognizing Linguistic Cues To Align Financial Coaching Strategies With The Transtheoretical Model Of Change, Lucy M. Delgadillo

Applied Sciences, Technology and Education Faculty Publications

Financial coaching is more effective if a finance professional understands where a client is in the process of change. This article presents five mini scenarios exemplifying the stages of change as they apply to clients receiving financial coaching as well as a sampling of coaching strategies useful for helping clients move through those stages. In particular, the focus of each mini scenario is language used by clients that can provide clues about the stage of change the client is in. Financial management Extension professionals can use the information presented to recognize linguistic cues related to stages of change and align ...


The Money Mentors Program: Increasing Financial Literacy In Utah Youths, Zurishaddai A. Garcia, Dave Francis, Amanda Christensen, Stacey S. Macarthur, Margie Memmott, Paul A. Hill Dec 2017

The Money Mentors Program: Increasing Financial Literacy In Utah Youths, Zurishaddai A. Garcia, Dave Francis, Amanda Christensen, Stacey S. Macarthur, Margie Memmott, Paul A. Hill

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Utah 4-H and Fidelity Investments collaborated on a program for increasing the financial literacy of teens and children. The collaboration resulted in positive impacts for both Extension and Utah youths. Extension benefited through partnership with a corporation that provided content expertise, volunteers, and funding for a financial literacy program. Youths benefited from improved financial literacy. A Teens Reaching Youth (TRY) team approach was used for the training of 81 teens, who then taught 530 youths statewide. The curriculum addressed research-based financial concepts through activities and technologies that were interactive, appealing, and engaging. The program development and implementation processes may serve ...


Risk Perception In Online Communities, Jason R. Couraud May 2014

Risk Perception In Online Communities, Jason R. Couraud

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Online communities have become a part of everyday life for many people. The members of the communities use them to keep in touch with family and friends, do business, look for jobs, play games, and more, both savory and unsavory. The ease of sharing personal information comes with the subsequent risk of having that information exposed publically or even stolen. The purpose of this study was to explore how much awareness of the risks affects a person’s decision to post personal information to an online community.

Chapter I introduces the concepts and issues that will be investigated by this ...


Undergraduate Information Systems (Is) Curriculum And Career Track Development In United States Colleges And Universities: Assessment Of Adherence To Is 2010 Curriculum Guidelines, Corbin Christopher Bell May 2012

Undergraduate Information Systems (Is) Curriculum And Career Track Development In United States Colleges And Universities: Assessment Of Adherence To Is 2010 Curriculum Guidelines, Corbin Christopher Bell

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to survey information systems (IS) curriculum in Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited information systems programs across the United States, to evaluate current adherence to the IS 2010 curriculum guidelines, and to assess the number and type of career track developments initiated as a result of less stringent requirements in the new curriculum guidelines. In addition, an analysis was conducted to see if curriculum in AACSB-accredited information systems programs across the United States changed significantly since other similar evaluations reported in 1996 and 2006, and whether it is closer in adherence ...


Spring Clean Your Financial House, Ann House Feb 2011

Spring Clean Your Financial House, Ann House

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This publication suggests 5 simple steps to reviewing and improving your financial status.


An Analysis Of Reverse Mortgage Clients At The Utah State University Family Life Center Housing And Financial Counseling Services, Cindy R. Stokes Dec 2010

An Analysis Of Reverse Mortgage Clients At The Utah State University Family Life Center Housing And Financial Counseling Services, Cindy R. Stokes

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were to describe and categorize the types of clients seeking reverse mortgage counseling, and to document the growth in demand for reverse mortgage counseling from one counseling center: The USU Family Life Center - Housing and Financial Counseling Services (FLC HFC). A second purpose was to gain a better understanding of the reasons why more senior Americans are seeking reverse mortgages. A third purpose was to gain a better understanding of the retirement preparedness of current seniors seeking reverse mortgages, which could lead to improved counseling services, early retirement intervention awareness, and encourage increased pre-retirement preparation ...


Financial Management Practices And Conflict Management Styles Of Couples In Great Marriages, Amanda Marie Horrocks May 2010

Financial Management Practices And Conflict Management Styles Of Couples In Great Marriages, Amanda Marie Horrocks

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study presents findings on the financial management practices and degrees of conflict of couples in great marriages. Qualitative data from a national sample of couples in great marriages were collected using a 31-page questionnaire. Of the 81 couples who responded, 40 fit the criteria for this study in that they discussed their level of agreement about financial issues in marriage. Their responses were coded to discover which financial topics are pervasive and whether or not couples agreed over these topics. Responses about conflict were also analyzed to determine the degree of agreement between spouses in different categories. Findings from ...


Socio-Demographic And Financial Predictors Of Discharged Chapter 12 Bankruptcies For Utah, Idaho, And Wyoming, Jessica Johnson Dec 2008

Socio-Demographic And Financial Predictors Of Discharged Chapter 12 Bankruptcies For Utah, Idaho, And Wyoming, Jessica Johnson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the socio-demographic and financial characteristics that were associated with the likelihood of a discharge among Chapter 12 bankruptcy filers in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. Previous bankruptcy studies conducted in Utah have looked at the same associations in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. This study contains individual filer-level data from 158 Chapter 12 bankruptcy cases filed in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming between 1997 and 2005. These cases were accessed through the Web-PACER system, a database of imaged court documents filed in district bankruptcy courts. Free access to this system was given by the ...


Advantages And Disadvantages Of Home Ownership And Home Types, Leona K. Hawks, Tawnee Mccay Apr 2002

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Home Ownership And Home Types, Leona K. Hawks, Tawnee Mccay

All Archived Publications

This publication gives the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership. It also gives details on different types of homes that are available today.


A Survey Of Selected Employers And Placement Counselors To Determine Sociocultural Factors In The Work Adjustment Of Navajo Students In Box Elder County, Utah, Dolores M. Keller May 1980

A Survey Of Selected Employers And Placement Counselors To Determine Sociocultural Factors In The Work Adjustment Of Navajo Students In Box Elder County, Utah, Dolores M. Keller

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The primary goal of vocational education is to prepare the student to successfully enter the world of work. While the present educational structure seems to work well for most Anglo-American students, there is evidence that the system is not effective with minority students. For example , in the case of Navajo students in government-sponsored technical schools, the dropout rate (60 percent) suggests that for Native American students there are serious problems in the educational process which need to be investigated and understood.

Because of the sharply different cultural background of the Navajo student a formidable barrier frequently exists between student and ...


A Comparison Of Employer Hiring Practices And Career Opportunities Between Two-Year And Four-Year Accounting Graduates Who Have Full Time Positions In The Work Force Within The State Of Utah, Anita Weston May 1980

A Comparison Of Employer Hiring Practices And Career Opportunities Between Two-Year And Four-Year Accounting Graduates Who Have Full Time Positions In The Work Force Within The State Of Utah, Anita Weston

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to determine if employers were inclined to discriminate between two-year and four-year educated accountants in making hiring and promotional decisions. In addition, accounting graduates of two-year and four-year institutions were studied to see if there were differences between these two groups in regard to educational programs taken, perceptions of the benefit received from the courses taken, salaries received, and views concerning employer hiring and promotional practices.

This study included three different groups consisting of 39 employers in the private business sector as well as 43 two-year accounting associate degree graduates and 43 bachelor accounting degree graduates ...


Interviewing Process Currently Being Utilized By Cache Valley Businesses In Hiring Office Workers, Angela M. Grimaldi May 1979

Interviewing Process Currently Being Utilized By Cache Valley Businesses In Hiring Office Workers, Angela M. Grimaldi

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The interview has been the "nerve center" in the hiring process for many years. The job interview has been defined by Heck and O'Neil (1976) as "A process of mutual inquiry between two individuals involving transmission and evaluation of information. Thus, the interview is a direct and mutual process of sharing and evaluating information" (p. 10).

Efficient utilization of an employment interview requires a clear definition of the specific purposes of the interview. First, the interview process is used as a preliminary screening to determine whether a more extensive interview is needed. Second, the interview is used as a ...


Competencies Required Of High School Distributive Education Students For Entry-Level Employment In Selected Cedar City Businesses, Mervin W. Prince May 1979

Competencies Required Of High School Distributive Education Students For Entry-Level Employment In Selected Cedar City Businesses, Mervin W. Prince

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

"The preparation of youth to succeed in the world of work is an important objective of the American high school."1 Students enroll in high school distributive education to develop an employable skill. The instructional program provides students with a variety of learning activities related to their occupational goals.

Distributive education has expanded to serve the whole range of distributive occupations, after starting mainly as a means of training retail sales persons. An important characteristic of distributive education has been the necessity for rapid adjustment to the changing business conditions.


Job Qualification And Activities Of Post Secondary Cooperative Education Coordinators In Utah, Carl L. Grunander May 1978

Job Qualification And Activities Of Post Secondary Cooperative Education Coordinators In Utah, Carl L. Grunander

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

"While a 1973 English major tends bar in a local nightspot, a social work graduate labors in a steel mill. A math major washes dishes in Florida, an education graduate works as a bank teller and a psychology major serves cocktails in Maine." (Jolly & Pierce, 1976, p . 2) . As these examples point out, there is a great need for our institutions of higher learning to be more responsive to the needs of the job market today.

For the past several years, colleges and universities have been criticized on the basis that they do not prepare young people to assume their future role in business, industry, and government. The tightening job market in the 1970's has spotlighted the problem facing many college graduates-- What does one do after college? By 1975 the hiring of all college graduates was off by more than 60 percent from 1963, and off by more than 80 percent for those in liberal arts. About two-thirds of our college students in the United States are majors in the humanities, social sciences, and other liberal arts. And a recent survey by the College Placement Council revealed that most employers filled less than 10 percent of their new college hires from the ranks of liberal arts graduates. (Hyink, 1963, p. 6)

Many of our colleges and universities have already recognized these problems and have responded by changing and revising their programs. Cooperative education is one of the programs they are using and it is showing dramatic results. During the past ten years in the Seattle, Washington a r ea a cooperative education program called Seattle/ POC has placed into employment more than 4,000 Seattle area residents. These graduates have added 18 million dollars annually to the economy of the area (Jolly & Pierce, 1976, p. 1).

Cooperative education has proven itself as a program that can prepare individuals for the job market today . It is very important that we have well-trained personnel to administer these programs. We do not know much about the duties and responsibilities of the coordinator; if we did we could better train these coordinators for their very important assignments.


A Follow-Up Study Of The Distributive Education Graduates Of Sky View High School 1972-1976, Thomas J. Broberg May 1978

A Follow-Up Study Of The Distributive Education Graduates Of Sky View High School 1972-1976, Thomas J. Broberg

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Distributive education is an instructional program that is designed to prepare people for careers in the distributive or marketing sector of the economy. Crawford and Meyer give a generally accepted definition of distributive education as:

... a vocational instructional program designed to meet the needs of persons who have entered or are preparing to enter a distributive occupation or an occupation requiring competency in one or more of the marketing functions. It offers instructions in marketing, merchandising, related management, and personal development (Crawford and Meyer, 1972, p.2)

Educators in the distributive education field traditionally have agreed that the curriculum should ...


Status Of Junior High School Typing Programs In The State Of Utah, Jane Frances Blair May 1978

Status Of Junior High School Typing Programs In The State Of Utah, Jane Frances Blair

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The following statement was made by Tonne, Popham, and Freeman in 1965:

With typewriting being offered in one-third of the junior high schools, with three-fourths of them starting this program within the last ten years, and with almost three-fourth of the schools reporting an increase in enrollment within the past year, it is obvious that a prospective typewriting teacher may well expect to find himself in a junior high school

Sanborn stated:

Personal-use typewriting belongs to the ninth grade, either in junior high school or in a four-year high school. Placed here, it not only affords the student the opportunity ...


A Survey Study Of Employer And Student Interest In A Possible General Marketing Program At Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, Rick L. Dove May 1978

A Survey Study Of Employer And Student Interest In A Possible General Marketing Program At Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, Rick L. Dove

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

There are many definitions of distributive education. Lucy Crawford defines distributive education as follows:

Distributive education is a vocational instructional program designed to meet the needs of persons who have entered or are preparing to enter a distributive occupation or an occupation requiring competency in one or more of the marketing functions. It offers instruction in marketing, merchandising, related management and personal development. (Crawford & Meyer, 1972, p. 2)

Crawford and Meyer call distributive education "the people-center member of the vocational education family" (1972, p. vii) . Distributive education is a program of instruction for those who are interested in careers in the field of distribution. The instruction of the student is centered on the career objective of the student. Distributive education offers instruction for those who are already working in distributive occupations and for those who desire to enter distributive occupations. Post-secondary distributive education is designed for young and old; for those who have left high school; and for those who are enrolled as full-time students in a community college, junior college. or area vocational-technical school. The curriculum may be either a one-year or two-year design ...


A Study Of The Feasibility Of A Two-Year Retail Marketing Program At Southern Utah State College, John R. Pruitt May 1978

A Study Of The Feasibility Of A Two-Year Retail Marketing Program At Southern Utah State College, John R. Pruitt

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

According to Klieforth (1969), "technology, business, industry, communications, and other factors affecting our economic life are changing rapidly. Our educational system must keep up with these changes and prepare our youth for the world of work." Although many of our young people will desire a four-year degree (and in some cases, higher degrees), many are inclined toward a shorter, formal post-secondary education.

As evidenced by the phenomenal growth and development of the two-year colleges in the first half of this century (Goddard, 1962) many of our young people are looking at more vocational and technical education than ever before. This ...


A Follow-Up Study Of The Utah State University Business Education Graduates Receiving Bachelors Degrees, 1969-1976, Cynthia Olsen Krebs May 1978

A Follow-Up Study Of The Utah State University Business Education Graduates Receiving Bachelors Degrees, 1969-1976, Cynthia Olsen Krebs

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The 1969 through 1976 graduating classes of the business education program at Utah State University were surveyed in this study. The questionnaire was designed to ascertain the work experience of the graduates, the educational status of the graduates, and the value the graduates place on the courses contained in the business education program according to the occupations of the graduates.

Graduates are employed in a large variety of occupations, and the majority of the graduates hold teaching certificates. The majority of the graduates have not completed advanced degrees, and are undecided as to whether or not they will continue their ...


An Analysis Of Shorthand Usage As Perceived By Selected Ogden, Utah Business Executives, Normadine D. Kennedy May 1978

An Analysis Of Shorthand Usage As Perceived By Selected Ogden, Utah Business Executives, Normadine D. Kennedy

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A study of shorthand usage as perceived by selected Ogden, Utah business executives was conducted to determine if curriculum changes must be made in Business Education Department programs in order to meet the secretarial training requirements of Ogden, Utah Business. Data were collected by telephone interview from 84 businessmen who employed one or more secretaries. These data were stratified according to type of business and size of business. Secretarial employment was stratified according to shorthand as a job requirement and to shorthand utilization of the job. In addition, utilization of shorthand supplements and substitutes was analyzed. Trends were determined by ...


A Study Of The Need For A Personal-Use Typewriting Class At Utah State University, Rolayne Day Earl May 1977

A Study Of The Need For A Personal-Use Typewriting Class At Utah State University, Rolayne Day Earl

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

As early as 1926, typewriting began to change from a strictly vocational skill to a multi-use skill that included nonvocational aspects. Since the skills required for vocational purposes are not the same as those required for personal use, typewriting instructors developed courses for those interested in learning personal-use typewriting.

The overall objective of a personal-use typewriting class is to equip the students with enough skill and knowledge to be able to express themselves "directly on paper without stumbling over the mechanics of either typing or language skills." The college class In personal-use typewriting is usually a one-semester class emphasizing composition ...


A Study To Determine What Utah Secondary Business Teachers Should Understand About Vocational Funding From The State Level To The School Level, Debbie L. Hymas May 1977

A Study To Determine What Utah Secondary Business Teachers Should Understand About Vocational Funding From The State Level To The School Level, Debbie L. Hymas

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The Vocational Education Act of 1963 was designed to eliminate the unresolved problems of the Smith-Hughes Act and the George-Barden Act. The main purpose of the Vocational Education Act of 196) was to assist the States in strengthening and improving their existing vocational programs . The Vocational Education Act of 196) has within its structure a plan whereby it is constantly updated . All groups and occupations were included in the Vocational Education Act of 196) , except those who were professionals or working toward bachelor 's or higher degrees. "The act requires each State and each community to plan its vocational education ...


An Evaluation By Former Students Of The Manpower Office Training Program Curriculum At Southern Utah State College, Constance W. Nyman May 1977

An Evaluation By Former Students Of The Manpower Office Training Program Curriculum At Southern Utah State College, Constance W. Nyman

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

A follow-up study of those students who exited the Manpower Office Training Program at Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, Utah, during the period from September l, 1974, through August 31, 1976, was conducted. Of the 49 students contacted, 48 responded to the questionnaire.

The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which the curriculum of the Manpower Office Training Program at Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, Utah, met the needs of the students. The majority of the Manpower Office Training Program students obtained employment in the related clerical/secretarial field upon completion of the program ...


A Follow-Up Of Weber State College's Cash Register Training Graduates, Curtis W. Youngman May 1977

A Follow-Up Of Weber State College's Cash Register Training Graduates, Curtis W. Youngman

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

As mass merchandising has become an important part of our American way of life and as competition has increased, marketers have recognized the need for a positive public image. Many retail store managers are now evaluating all inside selling activities to determine locations within the store that contribute to improved customer relations. The checkout station is considered one of the best areas for effective customer relations since the checker-cashier is of~en the only employee the customer contacts while shopping and since all customers must leave through the checkout area in many stores. Retail store managers recognize the need f ...


A Study To Determine Why Forkner Shorthand Students Do Or Do Not Enroll In The Intermediate And Advanced Levels Of Shorthand At Utah State University, Mary Diskin May 1976

A Study To Determine Why Forkner Shorthand Students Do Or Do Not Enroll In The Intermediate And Advanced Levels Of Shorthand At Utah State University, Mary Diskin

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Shorthand plays a very necessary part in preparing our office education students. There has been much discussion as to which type of writing system is more efficient. Some authorities in the field fee l that abbreviated longhand systems can be learned more easily than symbol systems.

According to Wagoner:

The usual advantages claimed for various abbreviated longhand systems are: the ease of converting from longhand to an abbreviated longhand system, a shorter learning period than a symbol system, and the ease of transcription. (1960, p. 21)

Since the Forkner system is based largely on what the learner already knows, the ...


A Follow-Up Study To Determine The Employment Status Of Utah State University Distributive Education Graduate, 1969-1973, Robert K. Shaw May 1976

A Follow-Up Study To Determine The Employment Status Of Utah State University Distributive Education Graduate, 1969-1973, Robert K. Shaw

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Those persons involved with the curriculum in the Business Education Department at Utah State University need to be kept informed of the current location and employment status of graduates from the distributive education program at that institution. This will enable them to keep abreast of the needs of the program for training teacher-coordinators and others to be employed in the field of distribution. If the graduates are employed in distributive education positions, a knowledge of their attitudes toward the curriculum they followed at the university will help in evaluating and upgrading to meet the needs of a changing world. Only ...


A Follow-Up Study Of Utah Skills Center-North Office Occupations Graduates And Employers, Roietta J. Goodwin May 1976

A Follow-Up Study Of Utah Skills Center-North Office Occupations Graduates And Employers, Roietta J. Goodwin

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

The objective of vocational education is to provide any student with the necessary skills and knowledge that utilize [sic] the full potential of the student's abilities and provides the employer with an employee who is immediately productive with a minimum of retraining

The Vocational Education Act of 1963 was written to provide high-quality vocational training to people of all ages. The aim was to further opportunities for gainful employment and to satisfy needs, interests, and abilities. Between fiscal years 1963 and 1973, $2.5 billion was invested. The Manpower Development and Training Act's (MDTA) purpose was to assist ...


A Study To Determine Why Cache County, Utah, High School Students Do Or Do Not Enroll In Second-Year Shorthand, Rebecca B. Boswell May 1976

A Study To Determine Why Cache County, Utah, High School Students Do Or Do Not Enroll In Second-Year Shorthand, Rebecca B. Boswell

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

According to Wanous, the number of students enrolled in shorthand has increased steadily since 1926. However, Wanous states that the number of students enrolling in third and fourth semesters of shorthand is considerably smaller than the number of students enrolled in the first-year shorthand courses.

Anderson's study in which the transcription of first-year shorthand students has been analyzed shows that students can learn shorthand outlines during- the first year of shorthand, However, there is not enough time to acquire adequate skill in the taking of dictation or transcribing dictation to enable the students to obtain a stenographic position. In ...