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The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2011, University Of Iowa Dec 2011

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Fall 2011, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


A Profile Of Students Enrolled At The University Of Iowa, Winter Session 2011-2012, University Of Iowa Dec 2011

A Profile Of Students Enrolled At The University Of Iowa, Winter Session 2011-2012, University Of Iowa

Profile of Students Enrolled at the University of Iowa

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa Academic Fees For 2012-13, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar Dec 2011

The University Of Iowa Academic Fees For 2012-13, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa Fall 2012 And Spring 2013 Per-Semester Tuition And Fees, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar Dec 2011

The University Of Iowa Fall 2012 And Spring 2013 Per-Semester Tuition And Fees, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa Tuition And Fees. Part 1: Academic Fees For 2012-13, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar Dec 2011

The University Of Iowa Tuition And Fees. Part 1: Academic Fees For 2012-13, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa Tuition And Fees. Part 2: Administrative Fees For 2012-13, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar Dec 2011

The University Of Iowa Tuition And Fees. Part 2: Administrative Fees For 2012-13, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa Summer 2012 Tuition And Fees, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar Dec 2011

The University Of Iowa Summer 2012 Tuition And Fees, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees

No abstract provided.


Commencement Program, December 2011, Iowa City, Iowa, University Of Iowa Dec 2011

Commencement Program, December 2011, Iowa City, Iowa, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Examining The Influence Of The Residential School For The Deaf Experience On Deaf Identity, Frederick Douglass Staten Dec 2011

Examining The Influence Of The Residential School For The Deaf Experience On Deaf Identity, Frederick Douglass Staten

Theses and Dissertations

This study explored the impact of the residential school for the deaf experience on deaf identity development. The researcher utilized qualitative methodology, constant comparative analysis, and semi-structured interviews with 5 current students and 5 alumni from the Oregon School for the Deaf. The triangulation of participant interviews collectively yielded 67 textural codes and 8 structural categories in response to the four research questions: 1. Were there experiential factors that contributed to current students and alumni making the decision to attend the residential school for the deaf? 2. What, if any, is the impact of the residential school for the deaf ...


Toward Authentic Audiences : Blogging In A High School English Classroom, Michael Patrick Ayers Dec 2011

Toward Authentic Audiences : Blogging In A High School English Classroom, Michael Patrick Ayers

Theses and Dissertations

Though researchers have discussed adolescents' uses of social media and Web 2.0 texts outside school, little research has analyzed how such texts are used in classrooms. This study examines various perspectives on a group of high school students engaged in blogging as part of two language arts courses over an eight-month period. Research questions focused on how students conceived of and interacted with their readers, how they used structural features of the blogging platform to connect their blogs to one another, and how discourses of freedom of speech online led a few students to transgress school norms. To answer ...


Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy To Initiate And Maintain Regular Exercise In College-Age Men: A Qualitative Investigation, Jay Matthew Greenfeld Dec 2011

Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy To Initiate And Maintain Regular Exercise In College-Age Men: A Qualitative Investigation, Jay Matthew Greenfeld

Theses and Dissertations

Engaging in regular exercise has multiple health benefits--for example, physical (Anshel, 2003; Penedo & Dahn 2005); mental (Stathopoulou, Powers, Berry, Smits, & Otto, 2006); emotional (Berger Pargman, & Weinberg, 2002); and social (Anshel, Reeves, & Roth, 2003; Dishman, 1994; Lox, Martin, & Petruzzello, 2003). Unfortunately, there are as many barriers to people exercising (e.g., time, cost, and accessibility) as there are benefits. Consequently, approximately two-thirds of individuals living within the United States do not engage in regular exercise (i.e., 3 days per week for at least 45 minutes; CDC, 2006). Multiple interventions have been implemented to help individuals initiate regular exercise (e.g., psychotherapy, physicians, and community programs), but none of them review how an individual alters his or her thoughts about exercise that could lead to initiation. Addressing an individual's beliefs about engaging in regular exercise will add to the understanding of how modifying thoughts can help lead to initiation.

The purpose of the current study was ...


Organizational Commitment Among Licensed Practical Nurses: Exploring Associations With Empowerment, Conflict And Trust, Mary B Carman-Tobin Dec 2011

Organizational Commitment Among Licensed Practical Nurses: Exploring Associations With Empowerment, Conflict And Trust, Mary B Carman-Tobin

Theses and Dissertations

Healthcare organizational stability rests on organizational commitment. This study adds to the literature that demonstrates the mediating effects of empowerment on organizational commitment in a long understudied population of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) employed full time. Organizational commitment encourages extra role behaviors, paramount in times of decreasing resources such as that facing all sectors of national health care. A 45-item work environment survey was distributed to all registered LPNs employed full time in one state (N = 5486) and 1164 (21%) responded. Data revealed that empowerment is associated with LPN organizational commitment and mediates effects of organizational conflict and trust on ...


The Teacher's Role In The Establishment Of Whole-Class Dialogue In A Fifth Grade Science Classroom Using Argument-Based Inquiry, Matthew J. Benus Dec 2011

The Teacher's Role In The Establishment Of Whole-Class Dialogue In A Fifth Grade Science Classroom Using Argument-Based Inquiry, Matthew J. Benus

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of dialogue that were established and emerged in one experienced fifth-grade science teacher's classroom that used the argument-based inquiry (ABI) and the ways in which these patterns of dialogue and consensus-making were used toward the establishment of a grasp of science practice. Most current studies on ABI agree that it does not come naturally and is only acquired through practice. Additionally, the quality of dialogue is also understood to be an important link in support of student learning. Few studies have examined the ways in which a teacher develops ...


The Impact Of Co-Curricular Involvement On College Students' Need For Cognition, Gina Tagliapietra Nicoli Dec 2011

The Impact Of Co-Curricular Involvement On College Students' Need For Cognition, Gina Tagliapietra Nicoli

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to examine the influence of co-curricular involvement on the need for cognition. Using multiple regression, I analyzed the relationship between co-curricular involvement and the need for cognition while controlling for sex, race, pretest, precollege academic motivation, SES, precollege academic ability, high school involvement, institutional type, work, residence, major, non-classroom interactions with faculty, and the kind of instruction. I also analyzed whether race, sex, or the type of institution students' attend further influenced the effect of involvement on the need for cognition

The main effects model found the impact of involvement on the need for ...


Risk Versus Resilience: An Exploratory Study Of Factors Influencing The Development Of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms In Pediatric Burn Patients, Sarah Elizabeth Powers Dec 2011

Risk Versus Resilience: An Exploratory Study Of Factors Influencing The Development Of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms In Pediatric Burn Patients, Sarah Elizabeth Powers

Theses and Dissertations

Children account for approximately 34% of the burn-injured population in the United States and are particularly at risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other significant psychopathology (i.e., behavioral and attentional difficulties, acute stress, depression, anxiety, phobias, dissociative symptoms, and enuresis). There is a significant risk that quality of life (QOL) can have a negative impact on children who have sustained a burn injury, particularly within the domain of social functioning. Specifically, children who meet the criteria for PTSD following a burn injury are at an increased risk of experiencing impairment in overall QOL. However, there remains significant ...


Factors Related To School Violence Victimization: The Role Of Extracurricular Activities, Sharon Llewellyn Clark Dec 2011

Factors Related To School Violence Victimization: The Role Of Extracurricular Activities, Sharon Llewellyn Clark

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the current study was to determine if there are potential mediating factors to a student being victimized by school violence. Results from 5,409 middle school and high school student participants who completed the 2007 School Crime Supplement of the National Crime Victimization Survey, a nationally collected survey on victimization, were used to determine if there was a relationship between student victimization and extracurricular activity involvement. Specifically, the questions about victimization (bullying), extracurricular activity involvement, a relationship with an adult at school, and a relationship with a friend were used. Seven specific types of extracurricular activities (athletic ...


An Exploration Of School Counselors' Self-Efficacy For Advocacy Of Gifted Students, Sadohl Kisha Goldsmith Dec 2011

An Exploration Of School Counselors' Self-Efficacy For Advocacy Of Gifted Students, Sadohl Kisha Goldsmith

Theses and Dissertations

Current research suggests that gifted students possess a unique set of characteristics that require unique skills and knowledge to address properly. School counselors are in a position to address the unique needs of gifted students provided they have the knowledge required for effective interaction. School counselors are called to provide multiple services for all students in the school setting; among those services are to advocate for student needs as well as to maintain a level of knowledge that will facilitate effective advocacy. Although the current literature suggests that school counselors possess the unique skills to address the needs of gifted ...


Translating Sustainability: The Design Of A Secondary Charter School, Todd Michael Hodgkinson Dec 2011

Translating Sustainability: The Design Of A Secondary Charter School, Todd Michael Hodgkinson

Theses and Dissertations

Although numerous efforts have been made to enact the concept of sustainability in schools around the world, a single, replicable model of sustainability education fails to exist. Without a replicable model to follow or adapt, educators looking to enact the concept of sustainability are left to their own devices for deciding what this orientation towards schooling might look like within the contexts of their communities and with respect tot eh normative agenda of schooling in their country. Such a process is challenging. It calls for--among other things--an examination of the core attitudes, beliefs, skills and behaviors that individuals are expected ...


An Examination Of The Equivalence Of The First Grade Dibels Oral Reading Fluency Probes, Chung-Hau Fan Dec 2011

An Examination Of The Equivalence Of The First Grade Dibels Oral Reading Fluency Probes, Chung-Hau Fan

Theses and Dissertations

Given the change in federal legislation allowing the consideration of a Response-To-Intervention (RTI) approach to making eligibility decisions for specific learning disabilities (IDEIA, 2004), it is crucial to establish sufficient evidence for using curriculum-based measurements (CBM) or CBM-like measures (e.g., Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills; DIBELS) for monitoring students' responses to interventions as part of the identification process for Specific Learning Disabilities. One critical component in an effective RTI model is the availability of parallel measures suited for frequent progress monitoring to index student performance over time. The current study investigated the equivalence of the twenty first ...


Foster Care Parents' Perceptions Of Their Foster Care Youth's Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Lesley Odette Irizarry-Fonseca Dec 2011

Foster Care Parents' Perceptions Of Their Foster Care Youth's Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Lesley Odette Irizarry-Fonseca

Theses and Dissertations

Every year, thousands of children end in foster care. It is estimated that approximately 24,000 foster youths age-out of the system each year. The improvement of outcomes of foster youths when they age-out of the system has been a concern among government agencies, policy makers, and advocates. Although research in the foster care area has studied the outcomes of foster youths when they age-out of the system, the role of the foster parents in improving these outcomes, especially in the area of career development, has not received the same attention. The purpose of this study was to explore the ...


Second Language Reading Topic Familiarity And Test Score: Test-Taking Strategies For Multiple-Choice Comprehension Questions, Jia-Ying Lee Dec 2011

Second Language Reading Topic Familiarity And Test Score: Test-Taking Strategies For Multiple-Choice Comprehension Questions, Jia-Ying Lee

Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of this study was to compare the strategies used by Chinese- speaking students when confronted with familiar versus unfamiliar topics in a multiple-choice format reading comprehension test. The focus was on describing what students do when they are taking reading comprehension tests by asking students to verbalize their thoughts. The strategies were further compared with participants' level of familiarity with different reading topics and their reading scores. Twenty Chinese-speaking participants at the University of Iowa performed three tasks: a topical knowledge vocabulary assessment that served as an indicator of each participant's topical knowledge about the four ...


Neural Substrates Of Intrinsic Motivation: Fmri Studies, Woogul Lee Dec 2011

Neural Substrates Of Intrinsic Motivation: Fmri Studies, Woogul Lee

Theses and Dissertations

Numerous social and educational psychologists propose that intrinsic motivation generated by personal interests and spontaneous satisfactions is qualitatively different from extrinsic types of motivation generated by external compensations and also that intrinsic motivation is more beneficial to learning than extrinsic types of motivation. However, in the field of neuroscience, intrinsic motivation has been little studied while extrinsic types of motivation (e.g., incentive motivation) have been thoroughly studied. The purpose of the present studies was to expand the neural understanding of motivation to include intrinsic motivational processes. To do so, a series of three event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI ...


A Profile Of Students Enrolled At The University Of Iowa, Fall Semester 2011, University Of Iowa Oct 2011

A Profile Of Students Enrolled At The University Of Iowa, Fall Semester 2011, University Of Iowa

Profile of Students Enrolled at the University of Iowa

No abstract provided.


"Anchoring" The World University Rankings, Nicholas A. Bowman, Michael Bastedo Oct 2011

"Anchoring" The World University Rankings, Nicholas A. Bowman, Michael Bastedo

Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Publications

Reputation scores are a key problem with international rankings. Our study shows that the initial Times Higher Education rankings had a disproportionate impact on people's assessment of international university reputations.


The University Of Iowa Census Count Fall 2011 (End Of Day 10), University Of Iowa Sep 2011

The University Of Iowa Census Count Fall 2011 (End Of Day 10), University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Census Counts

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Fall 2011, University Of Iowa Sep 2011

The University Of Iowa Official Census Date Class Counts, Fall 2011, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


The University Of Iowa Course Fees Fall 2011, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar Aug 2011

The University Of Iowa Course Fees Fall 2011, University Of Iowa, Office Of The Registrar

University of Iowa Tuition and Fees

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Summer 2011, University Of Iowa Aug 2011

The University Of Iowa End Of Session Class Counts, Summer 2011, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa Class Count

The class count report offers a breakdown of course enrollment by course section and the students' primary program of study program college and student classification.


The University Of Iowa General Catalog 2011-12, University Of Iowa Aug 2011

The University Of Iowa General Catalog 2011-12, University Of Iowa

University of Iowa General Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Course Selection Theory And College Transition Seminars: An Adaptation Of College Choice Models To Explain First-Year Students' Course Enrollment Behavior, Curt Gerard Graff Jul 2011

Course Selection Theory And College Transition Seminars: An Adaptation Of College Choice Models To Explain First-Year Students' Course Enrollment Behavior, Curt Gerard Graff

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the course-enrollment behavior of first-year students at a public Midwestern university. Using the student choice construct, modern college choice theory, and the constructs of habitus, human capital, financial capital, social capital, cultural capital, along with background variables such as gender and locus of control, a course selection theory is proposed to explain students' voluntarily enrollment in a seminar designed to assist with the academic and social transitions to college. The literature review shows numerous studies have been done examining the impacts these courses may have on first-year students' academic performance, retention, and graduation rates. In many of ...