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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Year Four Of The Qep: So Close Yet So Far, Kelly Whealan George, Aaron D. Clevenger Dec 2015

Year Four Of The Qep: So Close Yet So Far, Kelly Whealan George, Aaron D. Clevenger

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No abstract provided.


Faculty Formative Self-Reflection Tools And Best Practices, Lisa Martino Nov 2015

Faculty Formative Self-Reflection Tools And Best Practices, Lisa Martino

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Formative self-reflection helps bridge the gap for our growing diverse student population and aids differentiated learning. The self-reflection practice is instrumental in making personal connections necessary to bridge that gap. It also provides an opportunity to adjust current and future courses to improve student learning outcomes. In this session, participants will collaborate and design formative self-reflection questions with at least one diversity question to assist in this process. Then, appropriate data collecting mediums for various academic subjects will be discussed. Each participant will take home a Formative Self-Reflection Guide that can be easily modified for any course at any level.


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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The Epa P3 Program: An Opportunity For Growing Student Entrepreneurs, Marc Compere, Yan Tang, Yung Wong Jun 2015

The Epa P3 Program: An Opportunity For Growing Student Entrepreneurs, Marc Compere, Yan Tang, Yung Wong

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In this paper we will share our experiences of fostering entrepreneurial spirit through projects funded by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) Program which hosts the P3 collegiate competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. Since 2012, we have integrated the P3 competition with the capstone design course of Clean Energy Systems track in mechanical engineering as an effective educational vehicle for introducing the concept of sustainable design. Since the competition focuses on designs which have values of real world application, it is also a great opportunity to create entrepreneurial spirit. We have successfully turned ...


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 ...


Aligning With Aviation Industry Expectations And Requirements: Improving The Presentation Skills Of Erau Graduate Business Students, Janet K. Tinoco, Jason Alvarez Apr 2015

Aligning With Aviation Industry Expectations And Requirements: Improving The Presentation Skills Of Erau Graduate Business Students, Janet K. Tinoco, Jason Alvarez

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MBA students have diverse set of presentation skill levels. Students come from many parts of the world, different undergraduate degree programs, and with widely varying employment histories, if any at all. They need to build their understanding of what to present to whom and how.


Toward Developing An Academic Discipline, Tim Brady, Alan J. Stolzer Mar 2015

Toward Developing An Academic Discipline, Tim Brady, Alan J. Stolzer

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It is not often in the life of an academic or of an academic institution that circumstances coalesce to bring about a new academic discipline. But it happened recently, thus a review of the circumstances may be of interest and potentially instructive. Disciplines are typically characterized as a field of study at institutions of higher learning; they have a definable body of knowledge, scholars who contribute to that body of knowledge, teachers who teach in the field, a community of people who identify with the field, a refereed journal, are often associated with a professional practice and, in many cases ...


To Apply Or Not To Apply: A Survey Analysis Of Grant Writing Costs And Benefits, Ted Von Hippel, Courtney Von Hippel Mar 2015

To Apply Or Not To Apply: A Survey Analysis Of Grant Writing Costs And Benefits, Ted Von Hippel, Courtney Von Hippel

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We surveyed 113 astronomers and 82 psychologists active in applying for federally funded research on their grant-­‐writing history between January, 2009 and November, 2012. We collected demographic data, effort levels, success rates, and perceived non-­‐financial benefits from writing grant proposals. We find that the average proposal takes 116 PI hours and 55 CI hours to write; although time spent writing was not related to whether the grant was funded. Effort did translate into success, however, as academics who wrote more grants received more funding. Participants indicated modest non-­‐monetary benefits from grant writing, with psychologists reporting a somewhat ...


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.


The Template Of Events For Applied And Critical Healthcare Simulation (Teach Sim): A Tool For Systematic Simulation Scenario Design, Lauren E. Benishek, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, William L. Gaught, Lygia L. Arcaro, Okuda Yasuharu, Eduardo Salas Feb 2015

The Template Of Events For Applied And Critical Healthcare Simulation (Teach Sim): A Tool For Systematic Simulation Scenario Design, Lauren E. Benishek, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, William L. Gaught, Lygia L. Arcaro, Okuda Yasuharu, Eduardo Salas

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Simulation-based training (SBT) affords practice opportunities for improving the quality of clinicians’ technical and nontechnical skills. However, the development of practice scenarios is a process plagued by a set of challenges that must be addressed for the full learning potential of SBT to be realized. Scenario templates are useful tools for assisting with SBT and navigating its inherent challenges. This article describes existing SBT templates, explores considerations in choosing an appropriate template, and introduces the Template of Events for Applied and Critical Healthcare Simulation (TEACH Sim) as a tool for facilitating the formation of practice scenarios in accordance with an ...


Perspectives On Working With Nontraditional Students, Edward Trombley, Linda Dammer Jan 2015

Perspectives On Working With Nontraditional Students, Edward Trombley, Linda Dammer

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University Admissions and Registrar staff may believe that serving the non-traditional student would be an easier task than working with the traditional, millennial students. However, intuition is often proven wrong, as discussed “Perspectives on Working With Non-traditional Students,” a journal article based on a conference presentation that was given on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO) Regional Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Linda Dammer, Director of Student Affairs, formerly Director of Admissions at ERAU Worldwide, and Edward Trombley, Registrar at ERAU Worldwide, discuss these realities in “The Challenge of Supporting Adult Learners ...


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…”


Experiential Education As A Framework For Student Affairs' Educator Role, Aaron D. Clevenger Jan 2015

Experiential Education As A Framework For Student Affairs' Educator Role, Aaron D. Clevenger

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"The purpose of this article is to provide student affairs practitioner-scholars with an applied framework/action plan for incorporating experiential education techniques into their daily practice of hosting and/or advising events, and other planned experiences. Utilizing the National Society of Experiential Education’s eight principles of good practice as a praxis, student affairs educators may achieve many of the following benefits: 1) a consistent language and definitions, which will promote a common understanding and common values; 2) a learning community helping to develop skills, known to be effective in ensuring learning and creating an engaged environment; 3) a plethora ...


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 ...


Strategic Priorities: A Roadmap Through Change For Library Leaders, Anne M. Casey Jan 2015

Strategic Priorities: A Roadmap Through Change For Library Leaders, Anne M. Casey

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Twenty-first century academic libraries need to adapt on a regular basis because external forces such as increased pressures from the institution and accreditation organizations, emerging technologies, or budget reductions create new conditions. In a twenty-year period ending in 2008, academic library spending shifted substantially from physical to electronic resources and from staff and student salary lines to professionals, signaling profound changes in the way libraries do business. “Then just as academic … libraries were settling into these new behaviors, the worst recession in seventy-five years occurred, forcing many … to concern themselves with survival and making difficult decisions based on reduced levels ...


Formation And Assessment Of A Tool To Evaluate Stem Literacy In Service-Learning Projects, Barbara Hayford, Sally Blomstrom, Lori A. Mumpower Jan 2015

Formation And Assessment Of A Tool To Evaluate Stem Literacy In Service-Learning Projects, Barbara Hayford, Sally Blomstrom, Lori A. Mumpower

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The purpose of the authors’ research was to create a tool to evaluate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy in service-learning projects. The researchers posited that components of service-learning, which in this case included the deliverable and reflections, are examples of fundamental STEM literacy and thus can be assessed for STEM learning outcomes. The authors review the literature on service-learning and on STEM literacy. Combining components of literacy-based learning objectives and service-learning objectives with the revised Bloom’s taxonomy in a taxonomy table, they created a general STEM literacy evaluation tool. They then applied the tool to a service-learning ...


Planning For Veterans’ Success: The Degree Map As An Advising Solution, Tracey M. Richardson, Jason M. Ruckert, James W. Marion Jr Jan 2015

Planning For Veterans’ Success: The Degree Map As An Advising Solution, Tracey M. Richardson, Jason M. Ruckert, James W. Marion Jr

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Due to the expected influx of veterans attending college, it is critical that higher education not only be cognizant of the projected growth but also take a proactive stand and properly plan for these students’ success. Academic planning begins with advising professionals developing open communications and becoming equipped to guide veteran students through the matriculation process. Veteran students often have difficulty interpreting university scheduling and frequently have access to only a limited advising staff for course selection information, which may prompt some to not persist in an online degree program. This study’s findings suggest the degree map is a ...


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.


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.


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.