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They Just Named Me Head Of Retention: Now What Do I Do?, Anne Marie Casey, Richard Nicols Nov 2015

They Just Named Me Head Of Retention: Now What Do I Do?, Anne Marie Casey, Richard Nicols

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Retention specialists come from many areas of higher education. Some, such as a First Year Programs Director, seem like a very natural fit. Others come from departments not traditionally associated with retention. At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which offers degree programs primarily in STEM fields, the Director of First Year Programs (FYP) had been considered the informal retention specialist of record until late 2013 when the Library Director was recruited to take on the newly created position of Dean of Retention and Student Success. This paper chronicles the ways in which the two colleagues learned about the state of retention at ...


Gaise Into The Future: Updating A Landmark Report For An Increasingly Data-Centric World, Michelle Everson, Paul Velleman, Beverly Wood, John Gabrosek, Megan Mocko, Robert Carver Aug 2015

Gaise Into The Future: Updating A Landmark Report For An Increasingly Data-Centric World, Michelle Everson, Paul Velleman, Beverly Wood, John Gabrosek, Megan Mocko, Robert Carver

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Ever since its official endorsement by the American Statistical Association in 2005, the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report has had a profound impact on the teaching of statistics. Now, a decade later, it is important to recognize the changing nature in what and how we teach our introductory statistics students. Changes in technology and assessment practices, just over the past 10 years, have made it possible to do new and exciting things in our courses, in very different ways than were envisioned by the authors of the original GAISE College Report. Further, our world ...


Making Sense Of Higher Educational Opportunities For Arff Professionals, Rita "Rene" Herron Ph.D., Ann Light Jul 2015

Making Sense Of Higher Educational Opportunities For Arff Professionals, Rita "Rene" Herron Ph.D., Ann Light

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Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Attendance Policies At A Polytechnic University, Loraine Lowder, Adeel Khalid, Daniel R. Ferreira, Jeanne Law Bohannon, Beth Stutzmann, Mir M. Atiqullah, Rajnish Singh, Tien Yee, Keshav R. Acharya, Craig A. Chin, M. A. Karim, Robert Segiharu Keyser, Donna Colebeck Jun 2015

Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Attendance Policies At A Polytechnic University, Loraine Lowder, Adeel Khalid, Daniel R. Ferreira, Jeanne Law Bohannon, Beth Stutzmann, Mir M. Atiqullah, Rajnish Singh, Tien Yee, Keshav R. Acharya, Craig A. Chin, M. A. Karim, Robert Segiharu Keyser, Donna Colebeck

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Student and Faculty Perceptions of Attendance Policies at a Polytechnic University The goal of an attendance policy is to improve the academic success of students. However,current literature does not provide clear conclusions whether enforcing an attendance policy actually improves student performance. This study explores student and faculty perceptions regarding the utility of attendance policies in undergraduate courses at a polytechnic university.Anonymous surveys were completed by 89 faculty members and 455 responses from five schools (Engineering, Engineering Technology and Management, Computer and Software Engineering, Architecture, and Arts and Sciences) on a single campus. Comparisons between theperceptions of students and ...


Researching Mbti Personality Types: Project Management Master’S Degree Students, Thomas G. Henkel, James W. Marion Jr, Debra T. Bourdeau Jun 2015

Researching Mbti Personality Types: Project Management Master’S Degree Students, Thomas G. Henkel, James W. Marion Jr, Debra T. Bourdeau

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The purpose of this research study was twofold: 1) to explore if a university’s Master of Science in Project Management students’ MBTI® personalities differ significantly; 2) to gain a better understanding if the MBTI® personality traits of university students enrolled in a project management degree differ significantly from those MBTI® personalities of the general population. The goodness of fit test was used in order to test the hypotheses that the 177 graduate project management students (observed data) have the same MBTI® distribution as in the general population (expected data). Overall, the present study showed that the student population has ...


Arff Wg's Response To The Ntsb's Recommendations, Rita "Rene" Herron Mar 2015

Arff Wg's Response To The Ntsb's Recommendations, Rita "Rene" Herron

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This piece is the final installment in a series of articles discussing research in connection to the four applied research projects the ARFF Working Group and Federal Aviation Administration are conducting concerning the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations from the report of findings on the crash of Asiana Flight 214.


Guest Editor's Column, Geoffrey Kain Jan 2015

Guest Editor's Column, Geoffrey Kain

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“Increasingly in higher education we are said to value interdisciplinary approaches to subjects, to consider creative means to perforate if not actually dissolve some boundaries between disciplines, to potentially develop courses or opportunities for students and/or faculty to establish some innovative bridges between the arts and sciences, philosophy and technology, etc…”


Poll Everywhere! Even In The Classroom: An Investigation Into The Impact Of Using Polleverwhere In A Large-Lecture Classroom, Wendi M. Kappers, Stephanie L. Cutler Jan 2015

Poll Everywhere! Even In The Classroom: An Investigation Into The Impact Of Using Polleverwhere In A Large-Lecture Classroom, Wendi M. Kappers, Stephanie L. Cutler

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Over the past several years, there has been a call in higher education to move from traditional lecturing to a more active classroom. However, many faculty members face multiple challenges when attempting to make a large lecture (over 100 students) an active learning environment. One way researchers have suggested engaging a large lecture is through Concept Tests and Peer Instruction, which can require additional resources to be purchased by students, such as electronic response systems or "clickers." This study will investigate the applicability of utilizing the free software PollEverywhere, which can be accessed using student cell phones (Text messages and ...


Non-Traditional Students And Transfer: A Focus On Military And Veteran Students, Edward Trombley, Mj Caro Jan 2015

Non-Traditional Students And Transfer: A Focus On Military And Veteran Students, Edward Trombley, Mj Caro

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Non-traditional students, particularly military and veteran students, pose challenges for universities to serve efficiently and well. For the purpose of this discussion, the non-traditional student is defined as one with a delayed entry to college after high school completion, who may bring time-management conflicts due to work and family commitments, and who may have a variety of transcripted and non-transcripted credits to consider for transfer or advanced standing.


The Process Of Research, Rita "Rene" Herron Jan 2015

The Process Of Research, Rita "Rene" Herron

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This article is a follow up to the article in the last edition concerning the four applied research projects the ARFF Working Group and Federal Aviation Administration are jointly conducting concerning the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations from the report on the Asiana Flight 214 crash.


Selected Student Research - Ignite: Research The Sea, Kelly Whealan-George, Aaron D. Clevenger Jan 2015

Selected Student Research - Ignite: Research The Sea, Kelly Whealan-George, Aaron D. Clevenger

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Selected Student Research - Ignite: Research the SEA is an introduction to selected undergraduate research articles that focus on the Southeast Asian aviation community. This section of the text also introduces readers to the concept of short-term undergraduate research abroad and the methodologies that were taught to students doing rapid research during one such program.