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The Effect Of Delivery Mode On L2 Students' Listening Comprehension Skills: Context Versus Animated Videos, Leyla Karatay Jan 2018

The Effect Of Delivery Mode On L2 Students' Listening Comprehension Skills: Context Versus Animated Videos, Leyla Karatay

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the effect of different delivery modes on L2 students’ listening

comprehension. A mixed-methods explanatory research design was used to identify whether

animated videos or context videos facilitated better listening comprehension. Fifty-seven ESL undergraduate/graduate students were recruited from an academic speaking and pronunciation course offered at Iowa State University. The effectiveness of the delivery modes was assessed by the participant’s ability to orally summarize the videos. Two trained raters were recruited to rate participants’ audio-recorded summaries. A one-way ANOVA was used to test for a significant difference between mean scores of the two groups. Also, students ...


Value Of U.S. Higher Education Among Students From China And Russia, Inna Kuznetsova Jan 2018

Value Of U.S. Higher Education Among Students From China And Russia, Inna Kuznetsova

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Chinese students are currently the largest group of international students pursuing higher education in the U.S. The number of Chinese students has been steadily increasing in the last decade, but many researchers warn that international student mobility should not be taken for granted. Other countries such as the U.K, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia have established themselves as strong competitors in the unstable international higher education market. While many Russian students pursue higher education abroad, the number of Russian international students in U.S. higher education institutions is low. Given the multiple political, economical, and educational similarities between ...


Grateful/Ungrateful, White/Not-White, Asian/Not-Asian: A Study Of East Asian Transracial-Transnational Adoptees, Justin Paul Winkel Jan 2018

Grateful/Ungrateful, White/Not-White, Asian/Not-Asian: A Study Of East Asian Transracial-Transnational Adoptees, Justin Paul Winkel

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Transracial-transnational adoptees represent a marginal, sometimes invisible group within communities of color, including the Asian American community. Their social networks, and the way they forge friendships and relationships represent a complicated navigation of not just common social structures, but also a maze of social identities that many of these adoptees are caught between. The way these adoptees view their own identities influences whom with, and under what context they socialize. Experiences that construct ideas of membership and participation for adoptees are often thought to be unpredictable and inconsistent. This study seeks to better understand these narratives by examining the first ...


Fathers In Home Visiting: An Examination Of Father Participation In Iowa Miechv, Neil Alan Rowe Jan 2018

Fathers In Home Visiting: An Examination Of Father Participation In Iowa Miechv, Neil Alan Rowe

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, father participation in early childhood home visits was examined using observational data from 50 Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) home visits where a father figure was present for a visit with a mother receiving services and a target child two years old or younger. The sample included 34 different home visitors. Videos were coded using the HVOF-R and HOVRS A+ observational tools. Fathers were more present and available during home visits than previous research indicates (Holmberg & Olds, 2015; McBride & Peterson, 1997; Raikes, Summers & Roggman, 2005). A father-figure was present in 25.1% of the initial home visit videos with ...


Iowa High School Agriculture Teachers' Motivations To Teach, Personal And Professional Needs, And Career Satisfaction In The Teaching Profession, Normala Ismail Jan 2018

Iowa High School Agriculture Teachers' Motivations To Teach, Personal And Professional Needs, And Career Satisfaction In The Teaching Profession, Normala Ismail

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence high school agriculture teachers’ motivations to teach, personal and professional needs that influence high school agriculture teachers’ intentions to continue teaching, and career satisfaction of high school agriculture teachers. This was a descriptive census survey study of all high school agriculture teachers in Iowa. The study addressed three objectives: 1) Describe the factors that motivate high school agriculture teachers to teach; 2) Describe the personal and professional needs that influence high school agriculture teachers’ intentions to continue teaching; and 3) Evaluate the career satisfaction of high school ...


Opportunity To Learn Informational Text And Literary Text And Their Relations With Student Reading Achievement: An Examination With The Pirls 2011 And The Naep 2011 Reading Assessments, Dan Li Jan 2018

Opportunity To Learn Informational Text And Literary Text And Their Relations With Student Reading Achievement: An Examination With The Pirls 2011 And The Naep 2011 Reading Assessments, Dan Li

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Several national and international studies have indicated that there is an achievement gap between student literary reading and student informational reading, with the gap favoring literary reading. One plausible explanation for this gap is that reading informational text has been neglected in early grades in the U.S. (Dreher, 2003; Kletzien & Dreher, 2004; Moss, 2008; Moss & Newton, 2002). Even more concerning, students from low-SES families seem to be struggling more with informational text than their affluent peers, since children in low-SES schools are historically reported to have fewer opportunities to develop their informational text reading skills compared to students in affluent schools (Duke, 2000b). In recent years, with the implementation of Common Core State Standards, more emphasis has been placed on students’ ability to comprehend and write informational text. However research gaps exist in the domain of opportunity to learn informational text and literary text in schools with different SES.

The purpose of this study is to bridge these research gap by fulfilling three primary goals: 1) examine students’ opportunity to learn (content exposure and content emphasis of) informational text relative to their opportunity to learn (content exposure and content emphasis of) literary text; 2) investigate if there is inequity between low- and high- SES schools with regards to students’ opportunity to learn informational text; 3) explore the relationship between SES, opportunity to learn (content exposure and content emphasis), and student reading performance. Descriptive statistics, paired-sample t-tests, latent profile analysis ...


Training Reduces The Drawing Detriments Associated With Categorical Perception, Larissa F. Arnold Jan 2018

Training Reduces The Drawing Detriments Associated With Categorical Perception, Larissa F. Arnold

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Previous research suggests that categorical perception may interfere with a novice artist’s ability to accurately draw simple shapes. Specifically, when asked to draw two shapes of slightly different sizes, participants tend to exaggerate the categorical difference between the two and draw the small shape too small. Similarly, participants tend to draw oblique angles more oblique than they should be when they are close to perpendicular or overlapping. The current set of experiments investigated whether these categorical errors could predict participants’ drawing ability on a more complex drawing task. A simple linear regression revealed that categorical errors in angle could ...


Implementation Of The Food Safety Modernization Act Among Fruit And Vegetable Processors In The North Central Region, Jacques Ludwig Alexander Overdiep Iii Jan 2018

Implementation Of The Food Safety Modernization Act Among Fruit And Vegetable Processors In The North Central Region, Jacques Ludwig Alexander Overdiep Iii

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a food safety law that changed the way food companies are regulated to prevent foodborne illnesses. The FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food rule was released September 2016 for facilities in manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of human food. The North Central Region (NCR) Center for FSMA Training, Extension and Technical Assistance was founded by the Food and Drug Administration to assist with the education of processors around the Midwest. The NCR Center funded a project with three phases designed to help small fruit and vegetable processors in the Midwest understand their relationship ...


An Analysis Of Using Online Testing Modules In Engineering Economics, Vrishtee Divakar Rane Jan 2018

An Analysis Of Using Online Testing Modules In Engineering Economics, Vrishtee Divakar Rane

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Undergraduate students often find it difficult to manage curriculum. Engineering

courses often require student to solve assignments and take in-class exams throughout the

semester that include solving complex practical applications which can be challenging,

one of the reasons being the time constraints. Additionally, the use of computers to solve

the real-world problems during in-class exams is demanding due to its set-up cost and

accommodation of large number of students at the same time. This thesis describes the

study of a large engineering class using a non-conventional testing method. Student

performance was evaluated using online testing modules with a stringent passing ...


A Mixed-Methods Longitudinal Study Of New Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Commenting Beliefs And Practices, Jillian I. B. Grauman Jan 2018

A Mixed-Methods Longitudinal Study Of New Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Commenting Beliefs And Practices, Jillian I. B. Grauman

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Although research on teachers’ comments on student papers is fairly common and has remained an ongoing area of interest since at least the 1970s, composition studies has not yet investigated how teachers’ commenting beliefs and practices change over time, particularly graduate teaching assistants’ (GTAs’) commenting practices. GTAs are an important subgroup of composition instructors to study because not only do they teach a considerable number of first-year composition (FYC) classes across the country, they are also the future of the profession. This dissertation reports the results of a mixed-methods longitudinal study of novice GTAs’ commenting beliefs (i.e., goals, perceived ...


Organizational Perspectives On Co-Teaching Triads Participating In A Science And Engineering Professional Development Program, Christopher Dwight Spinler Jan 2018

Organizational Perspectives On Co-Teaching Triads Participating In A Science And Engineering Professional Development Program, Christopher Dwight Spinler

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Co-teaching triads composed of grades 3-5 cooperating/student teacher dyads and an engineering graduate student were formed; triads met once per week to collaboratively plan and implement science and engineering lessons. Sharp distinctions in elementary school classroom teaching experience and knowledge of science and engineering content were present in these triads. The purpose of this dissertation was to better understand how participants’ educational and professional backgrounds interacted in the context of the classroom.

Research on co-teaching dyads may inform studies of the performance and relational aspects of co-teaching triads, but may not be fully capable of addressing the potential complexities ...


A Qualitative Study Of Rural Community College White Faculty (Mis)Understanding Of Diversity, Ladrina Nicole Wilson Jan 2018

A Qualitative Study Of Rural Community College White Faculty (Mis)Understanding Of Diversity, Ladrina Nicole Wilson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the perceptions of white faculty teaching in rural community college in hopes of identifying how these faculty understand or appreciate the importance of diversity in their institution’s commitment and in their classroom. Case study methodology was used to examine the perceptions of six white faculty in one rural institution in the Midwest. Using White Racial Consciousness Model and Bronfenbrenner’s Ecology of Human Development Model as the theoretical underpinning, four themes emerging through the participants’ narratives gathered from the data collection and analysis: (1) Feeling Othered; (2) Operationalizing Diversity; (e) Historical and Hypothetical Privilege; and (4 ...


Perceived Distance And Instructional Design In Online Agriculture And Life Science Courses, Yahya S. Alotibi Jan 2018

Perceived Distance And Instructional Design In Online Agriculture And Life Science Courses, Yahya S. Alotibi

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to describe relationships between factors that influence perceived transactional distance (course structure, course interaction, and learner autonomy) and instructional design aspects that help to reduce transactional distance from the learner's perspective. Using Transactional Distance Theory. Specifically, the study sought to identify the extent to which learners felt they were distant from their online course and describe relationships between online students’ perceived distance and factors of transactional distance (course structure, interactions, and learner autonomy).

An online survey was disseminated to 271 students who enrolled in online courses in the College of Agriculture and ...


An Investigation Of Microaggression Frequency And Stress Among Chinese International University Students And The Impacts, Shaohua Pei Jan 2018

An Investigation Of Microaggression Frequency And Stress Among Chinese International University Students And The Impacts, Shaohua Pei

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the microaggression experience of Chinese international college students during their stay in the U.S. The goals of the present study were: First, to explore the types of microaggressions that Chinese international students frequently experience both on and off campus; second, to analyze the stress scales of microaggressions pertaining to Chinese international students; third, to explore how Chinese international students navigate the process of dealing with microaggressions; fourth, to examine how microaggression stress and perceived institutional social support may impact the satisfaction of Chinese international students with their host institutions and their overall academic journey in the ...


Teaching Structural Analysis With A Mobile Augmented Reality Application, Suhan Yao Jan 2018

Teaching Structural Analysis With A Mobile Augmented Reality Application, Suhan Yao

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Structural analysis is a core course taught in every undergraduate civil engineering program and most architectural and construction engineering programs. Despite the critical role of this subject matter in engineering education, students usually have difficulty in grasping the abstract concepts, visualizing the deformed shape of simple structures, and relating basic structural members to more complex structural systems such as buildings and bridges. To help students to visualize the structural behaviors as well as linking structural representations with physical structures, a mobile augmented reality (AR) application, iStructAR, was developed. Through the application, a real campus building is superimposed with a virtual ...


Determining The Inclusiveness Of Students With Disabilities In Iowa Agricultural Classrooms, Taylor Wilkins Jan 2018

Determining The Inclusiveness Of Students With Disabilities In Iowa Agricultural Classrooms, Taylor Wilkins

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

With the passing of laws, such as Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the mainstreaming of students with disabilities has become a popular topic. Understanding federal law mandates students be included in the least restricted environment (LRE) this study sought to determine the inclusion of students with disabilities in school based agricultural education (SBAE) courses in the state of Iowa in all aspects of the agricultural education three circle model, (1) classroom/laboratory instruction, (2) FFA, and (3) SAE. Utilizing the ...


Exploring The Multicultural Competence, Will, And Multicultural Work Of Student Affairs Educators In Higher Education, Jennifer Lynn Plagman-Galvin Jan 2018

Exploring The Multicultural Competence, Will, And Multicultural Work Of Student Affairs Educators In Higher Education, Jennifer Lynn Plagman-Galvin

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Student affairs educators are integral to meet the needs of today’s increasingly diverse student population, especially supporting the student success of underrepresented students and developing the multicultural competence of all students. A significant component of meeting these needs is engaging in multicultural work, which specifically addresses racism and systemic oppression in the higher education environment. Presented in a three-article format, this case study examined the multicultural competence development, will, and multicultural work of student affairs educators engaged in these endeavors.

The goal of multicultural work is to address racism and systems of oppression, and to do so requires multicultural ...


Critical Race Theoretical Composition Pedagogy And Its Effects, Paula Fender Jan 2018

Critical Race Theoretical Composition Pedagogy And Its Effects, Paula Fender

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research study explores the composing practices of several first-year composition students in two English 250 classes offered at Iowa State University. The study examines and analyzes intercultural awareness students have regarding race, diversity, and life, their own and others’. Using the inductive analysis research design, the research establishes a baseline perspective of students as they perceive themselves or not perceive themselves as “raced bodies.” Additionally, the baseline informs concurrent and emerging themes that students portray when exploring their own self-authorship and their persistent beliefs about how race and culture are or are not significant to composition studies. The relevance ...


The Growing Together Project: Understanding Impacts On Field Day Attendees And Iowa Master Gardeners, Laura Irish Jan 2018

The Growing Together Project: Understanding Impacts On Field Day Attendees And Iowa Master Gardeners, Laura Irish

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Citizen science has been shown to be an effective tool for increasing data collection, as well as a great benefit to those who participate in the research project. The rising costs and limited funding for conducting large-scale research projects make citizen science projects valuable assets for researchers. Understanding the impact of citizen science projects on the volunteers must be done to better engage with and retain the volunteers. The Growing Together project, a partnership between the ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardener program and the Human Sciences Extension, was created to increase food security in Iowa. The two major components ...


Civic Engagement In Young Adulthood: Social Capital And The Mediating Effects Of Postsecondary Educational Attainment, Kevin M. Hemer Jan 2018

Civic Engagement In Young Adulthood: Social Capital And The Mediating Effects Of Postsecondary Educational Attainment, Kevin M. Hemer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Civic Engagement has two purposes in American society. The first is to maintain democracy and democratic institutions; the second is to serve as a pathway for maturation into adulthood. Utilizing data from The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), we investigate how adolescent experiences with schools and families impact young adult’s political (voting) and nonpolitical (volunteering) civic engagement and the mediating role postsecondary educational attainment may have in this process. Utilizing measures of adolescent bonding and bridging social capital, as well as human and financial capital, this investigation takes a life course perspective and relies ...


Presenting A Retro Appearance Through Sewing For Oneself: Motivations And Methods, Charity Suzanne Armstead Jan 2018

Presenting A Retro Appearance Through Sewing For Oneself: Motivations And Methods, Charity Suzanne Armstead

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Retro sewers, defined for the purposes of this study as women who sew vintage-inspired or vintage-reproduction clothing for themselves for everyday use, are a group that has not previously been studied. Retro sewers represent a unique subset of the home sewing market that overlaps with the vintage clothing market. The purpose of this study was to understand the motivations and the methods for retro sewers and how their motivations and methods intersect. This study utilized a qualitative, grounded-theory approach with interviews as the primary data source. Eighteen retro sewers from English-speaking countries were recruited from the researcher’s personal network ...


An Adaptive Computational System For Automated, Learner-Customized Segmental Perception Training In Words And Sentences: Design, Implementation, Assessment, Manman Qian Jan 2018

An Adaptive Computational System For Automated, Learner-Customized Segmental Perception Training In Words And Sentences: Design, Implementation, Assessment, Manman Qian

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Segmental perception training is important as many phonemic errors are common in second language pronunciation and the perception of foreign phonemic contrasts is often difficult to acquire without instruction (Best & Tyler, 2007; Birdsong, 1992, 2006; Flege, 1988, 1995). Numerous computer-assisted programs exist that provide training for segmental perception, but few of them have made effective use of already-existing language resources. There has been a call for the creation of a computer-assisted pronunciation teaching (CAPT) program that provides individualized needs-based training based on first language and learner proficiency (Levis, 2007; Munro, Derwing, & Thomson, 2015). A perception training model is yet to be developed that takes into account the major components important to intelligibility, the use of technology, and the state-of-the-art research findings on perception training. Specifically, the ideal training model first needs to account for learners’ L1 backgrounds since L2 segmental errors are often L1-specific (Swan & Smith, 2002). Second, the training model should also be tailored to individual needs as not everyone sharing the same L1 will certainly have the L1-predicted errors (Munro, 2018; Munro, Derwing, & Thomson, 2015). Third, the functional load theory (King, 1967) suggests that not all phonemic errors affect intelligibility equally and that perception training should not target all errors as if they had an equal impact on intelligibility. Fourth, the training model should leverage a high-variability phonetic training design, defined as a technique of using multiple voice models for perception training (Pisoni & Lively, 1995), which has been found to be efficacious in improving perception (Thomson, 2012; Wang & Munro, 2004) as well as production (Thomson, 2011).

This study introduces an innovative online perception training system that uses computational approaches to deliver high variability phonetic training designed to improve learners’ ability to discriminate and identify segmental contrasts. The system was designed with five major features. First, the system was developed with intelligibility-driven goals by only focusing on high functional load segmental errors. Second, the system offered training customized to individual learners’ pre-training diagnostic performance and then adapted the training content and intensity based on individual learners’ errors during real-time learning. Third, in recognition of the efficacy of multi-voice models for perception acquisition (Thomson, 2011, 2012; Wang & Munro, 2004), the system utilized high-variability phonetic ...


Undergraduate Research Training Environments: Impact On Research Self-Efficacy, Perceived Utility Of Research, And Willingness To Engage In Research Post-Graduation, Kaitlyn Burke Jan 2018

Undergraduate Research Training Environments: Impact On Research Self-Efficacy, Perceived Utility Of Research, And Willingness To Engage In Research Post-Graduation, Kaitlyn Burke

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Effective research training environments (RTEs) within graduate psychology degree

programs have been shown to increase students' level of research self-efficacy (RSE). Higher

levels of student RSE are likely associated with the greater perceptions of the utility of research

skills and a greater willingness to engage in research-based activities in later professional work.

Relations among the variables of RTEs, RSE, and continuing research-based activities have been

well established among graduate psychology students, but the effect of RTEs in undergraduate

psychology training has not yet been examined. The focus of students’ perceived utility of their

research skills post-graduation was a new addition ...


Cogna/Te/Do/To: How To Use Cognates In English, Spanish, And Portuguese, Nancy A. Acosta Jan 2018

Cogna/Te/Do/To: How To Use Cognates In English, Spanish, And Portuguese, Nancy A. Acosta

Creative Components

This creative component introduces the concept of cognates and false cognates through sequential art. This guide on cognates leads the reader through a fictional society whose core philosophy is centered around languages and the preservation of any that they come across. By using storytelling elements present both in comic book work (sound effects, emotive characters, sequential order) and in graphic design (information hierarchy, semiotics), the story builds a connection between the material and the reader. Cognates here can be a tool for English speakers to acquire vocabulary of Spanish and Portuguese. With the main character of an ex-astronaut, who was ...


College Readiness Curriculum For Potential First-Generation And/Or Low-Income Students, Caleb Carver Jan 2018

College Readiness Curriculum For Potential First-Generation And/Or Low-Income Students, Caleb Carver

Creative Components

Unfortunately, first-generation and/or low-income students and their parents experience many obstacles to accessing higher education. First-generation college students are at a disadvantage when it comes to attaining higher education because of lack of knowledge and understanding of college terms, personal commitment, and familial support both financially and personally (Filkins & Doyle, 2002). Also, first-generation and/or low-income students are at a disadvantage in terms of overall college readiness and attendance, and students from less privileged families are less likely to attend postsecondary education (Schoon & Parsons, 2002). These findings are of concern as roughly 30% of the incoming freshman in the ...


Distance Education Opportunity For Agriculture Students At Iowa Central Community College, Terry Coleman Jan 2018

Distance Education Opportunity For Agriculture Students At Iowa Central Community College, Terry Coleman

Creative Components

As technology continues to improve, the changes that we see in our everyday lives are infinite. Education is among the things that are affected by ever-changing technology. One of the changes that technology has created in field of education is the increasing demand for distance learning. The traditional classroom learning style is no longer the only way an individual can gain knowledge. Students can now take general education classes and even complete entire degrees sitting in the comfort of their own home many miles from the institution through which those degrees will be completed. Implementing a successful distance learning program ...


6th Grade Exploratory Curriculum For East Buchanan Community School District, Jon Doese Jan 2018

6th Grade Exploratory Curriculum For East Buchanan Community School District, Jon Doese

Creative Components

When I began teaching as a long term substitute at Jesup Community School District in the spring semester of 2013, I was not comfortable with what I should teach and how to teach it. Therefore, I taught what came to mind and hoped it was acceptable to the students, parents and administration. As I have became a seasoned teacher, I realized a need to have a carefully thought out plan. I have since refined my curriculum to fill the need of the students and community.


An Exploration Of Graduate Curriculum In Agricultural Extension Education, Kelsey Sands Jan 2018

An Exploration Of Graduate Curriculum In Agricultural Extension Education, Kelsey Sands

Creative Components

Extension and outreach’s main focus is to educate the public which includes the surrounding community. The county Extension programs provided by land-grant universities are a longstanding source of reliable and unbiased information. There will soon be a shortage of trained Extension education professionals leaving the profession and although new Extension staff often have content expertise, they may lack training related to Extension education. Therefore there is a need to know which universities are offering a graduate degree in Agricultural Extension Education. A survey was conducted using the following process. Personalized emails were sent to graduate coordinators and department heads ...


Coaching For Success; Iowa Livestock Judging Coaches Manual, Ashley Wiebe Jan 2018

Coaching For Success; Iowa Livestock Judging Coaches Manual, Ashley Wiebe

Creative Components

The purpose of this creative component is to design a tool for 4-H and FFA livestock judging coaches to use to strengthen their team and teach their students. Livestock judging team participation helps students grow in skills including, but not limited to, communication, confidence, animal evaluation, decision-making, competitiveness, self-motivation, organization, self-discipline, and the ability to accept criticism. A manual was put together as visual material coaches could reference and reuse as they choose. Materials were gathered from 20 years of 4-H, FFA and collegiate livestock judging experiences, as well as coaching and studying other successful coaches techniques to training their ...


An Analysis Of Implementing An Erp System In A Higher Education Institution, Karl Schindel Jan 2018

An Analysis Of Implementing An Erp System In A Higher Education Institution, Karl Schindel

Creative Components

Although much research has been done on implementing ERP systems outside of academia, there is much less research on implementing these systems in the Higher Education field. The goal of this paper is to identify the unique challenges of rolling out such a system in a Higher Education environment at a large U.S. University. Through the use of literature review and case study, I want to highlight the unique issues related to implementing an ERP system at a large, U.S. university, but also look deeper at issues specific to the school. In addition, I wanted to look at ...