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Book Review: The End Of College: Creating The Future Of Learning And The University Of Everywhere, Bruce Henderson Nov 2017

Book Review: The End Of College: Creating The Future Of Learning And The University Of Everywhere, Bruce Henderson

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

Review of Kevin Carey's The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere.


An Evolutionary Perspective On Increasing Student Success, And The (Partial) Fallacy Of First-Year Retention, Doug Mcelroy, Kate Mcelroy Nov 2017

An Evolutionary Perspective On Increasing Student Success, And The (Partial) Fallacy Of First-Year Retention, Doug Mcelroy, Kate Mcelroy

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

With state support for higher education declining and/or increasingly tied to performance outcomes, and greater emphasis being paid to the debt load incurred by students, student retention and success have become key drivers of universities’ strategic decision-making. Much effort has concentrated on first-year students; however, it may be more advantageous to pay greater attention to the fate of students at later points in their careers. We apply the concept of Reproductive Value to explore dynamics of retention rates, graduation rates, and degree production within and among seven state comprehensive universities. We ask: (1) Is enhanced first-year retention predictive of ...


Increasing Research Requirements For Tenure At Teaching Universities: Mission Creep Or Mission Critical?, Elizabeth Blakey, Crist Khachikian, Daisy Lemus Nov 2017

Increasing Research Requirements For Tenure At Teaching Universities: Mission Creep Or Mission Critical?, Elizabeth Blakey, Crist Khachikian, Daisy Lemus

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

What social forces are driving the increase in research requirements for tenure at teaching universities? Engaging Pierre Bourdieu's field theory, this case study examines a state comprehensive university, at multiple levels of analysis, and via multiple methods. Field theory is a viable alternative to neoinstitutional theory for higher education scholars. The methods used are quantitative content analysis, qualitative discursive analysis and interviews. The study provides a detailed account of whether economic or cultural forces are the stronger influence on the trend to increase research requirements. Economic factors, such as national enrollment trends, do not necessarily have a strong effect ...


Understanding Chinese Students’ College Choice To Increase Chinese Student Recruitment: A Focus On Music Majors, Tamara Yakaboski, Sonja Rizzolo, Lei Ouyang Nov 2017

Understanding Chinese Students’ College Choice To Increase Chinese Student Recruitment: A Focus On Music Majors, Tamara Yakaboski, Sonja Rizzolo, Lei Ouyang

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

The focus of this study was to understand why 20 Chinese students selected a rural, regionally focused research university. The research sought to (1) offer new, nuanced understanding of how Chinese students selected a university not well-known to international students and (2) advance how an institution of this type could meet its goal of improving and increasing Chinese student recruitment. As a majority of the Chinese students who selected this institution were majoring in music, this study offers implications for niche marketing and recruitment. In addition to the knowledge produced, this study models academic and student affairs collaboration where the ...


Story Sharing For First-Generation College Students Attending A Regional Comprehensive University: Campus Outreach To Validate Students And Develop Forms Of Capital, Colby R. King, Jakari Griffith, Meghan Murphy Nov 2017

Story Sharing For First-Generation College Students Attending A Regional Comprehensive University: Campus Outreach To Validate Students And Develop Forms Of Capital, Colby R. King, Jakari Griffith, Meghan Murphy

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

This paper describes a story-sharing program, called Our Stories, in which faculty and staff at a regional comprehensive university share their personal experiences about attending college as first-generation, working class, or financially insecure (FGWCFI) students with an audience of undergraduate students of various backgrounds. Using preliminary qualitative and quantitative data, we find evidence that these programs validate the experience of these student attendees and build their social, cultural, and psychological capital. This paper reviews literature on outreach to first-generation students, provides an overview of the story-sharing program, discusses how these events support student success, and suggests that such outreach efforts ...


The Challenges Of A New Department Chair: Success Despite Reality, Jeanneine P. Jones May 2017

The Challenges Of A New Department Chair: Success Despite Reality, Jeanneine P. Jones

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A narrative demonstrating the need for administrative training for department chairs.


Smile When You Call Me That…, William "Skip" Boyer May 2017

Smile When You Call Me That…, William "Skip" Boyer

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing the difficulties of communicating effectively through electronic means.


How To Demoralize The Faculty: A Six-Step Program That Works, Howard B. Altman May 2017

How To Demoralize The Faculty: A Six-Step Program That Works, Howard B. Altman

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A satirical article discussing faculty morale.


Review: Free The Beagle - A Journey To Destinae, Don Litzenberg May 2017

Review: Free The Beagle - A Journey To Destinae, Don Litzenberg

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A review of Free the Beagle: A Journey to Destinae by Roy H. Williams


An Examination Of Oral Communication Patterns And Emergent Groupings Among Faculty Governance Units, Michael Miller May 2017

An Examination Of Oral Communication Patterns And Emergent Groupings Among Faculty Governance Units, Michael Miller

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

An article discussing decision making in higher education.


Pathways To Partnership, Nora Rindt May 2017

Pathways To Partnership, Nora Rindt

John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD)

Our goal is to better educate students for a brighter future, and to be able to inform parents of ways to be better involved in their student’s education and schools. Parent involvement was studied by an online survey form sent throughout many different school districts to find out how parents feel about parent involvement in their district. It was found that lack of time and funding are the leading causes for parents to not be involved in their children’s schooling. At the same time, parents also see a positive sense of community, communication, and collaboration with the school.


Purposeful Reflection: Experiences In Introducing Mindfulness In An Online Environment, Brooke Moore May 2017

Purposeful Reflection: Experiences In Introducing Mindfulness In An Online Environment, Brooke Moore

John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD)

While this poster represents foundational data from an empirical study conducted earlier, the work is primarily targeting special education practitioners, positing ways to foster critical reflection as a means towards building culturally responsive practices. Developing critical reflection in special educators is important because, as a school leader, they must advocate for diversity to be recognized and valued (Howard, 2003). Historically marginalized students need culturally responsive educators to meet their needs. If special educators are not aware of their own cultural biases, they may fail to advocate for or individually provide appropriate interventions and supports, thus leading to disproportionate representation (Klingner ...


Using Voicethread To Promote Active Learning And Learner Engagement In An Online Business Course, Yaprak Dalat Ward May 2017

Using Voicethread To Promote Active Learning And Learner Engagement In An Online Business Course, Yaprak Dalat Ward

John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD)

This position paper explored the use of a Web 2.0 technology, VoiceThread, to enhance student engagement and active learning in one business course. The platform was integrated into various learner centered activities together with learner reflections, and relationships to key concepts of an online course as part of a course improvement plan. The researchers found that the use of VoiceThread provided the much-needed momentum by enabling a learning community and encouraging students to become more involved, thereby contributing to their success.


Empowering Schools And Family, Jude Loste May 2017

Empowering Schools And Family, Jude Loste

John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activities Day (SACAD)

Many barriers exist in terms of parental involvement in their child’s education. Time constraints, language issues, poverty, education, and not feeling like a member of the “team” are some of the common barriers many parents have reported as reasons for lack of involvement in their child’s schooling. Language issues include lack of English proficiency which hinders their ability to communicate with school personnel. Comprehension is also impaired and further contributes to communication barriers, (Arias & Morillo-Campbell, 2008). Parents also have stated not feeling as though they are a part of the their child’s educational team. They do not ...


A Preliminary Study: Application Of Quality Matters Standard 5 (Course Activities And Learner Interaction) To Development Of An Online Business Management Course, James G. Ward, Yaprak Dalat Ward, Linda A Apr 2017

A Preliminary Study: Application Of Quality Matters Standard 5 (Course Activities And Learner Interaction) To Development Of An Online Business Management Course, James G. Ward, Yaprak Dalat Ward, Linda A

Applied Business Faculty Publications

Quality Matters (Quality Matters [QM] Higher Education Rubric Workbook, 2014) is a national benchmark for online course design, and serves as a continuous improvement model for assuring quality of online courses through a faculty review process. QM is also described as “a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended course” (QM Higher Education Rubric Workbook, para 1). QM has eight research based rubric areas: “1) Course Overview and Introductions; 2) Learning Objectives or Competencies; 3) Assessment and Measurement; 4) Instructional Materials; 5) Course Activities and Learner Interaction; 6) Courses Technology; 7) Learner ...


Expanding Transnational Frames Into Composition Studies: Revising The Rhetoric And Writing Minor At The American University In Cairo, James P. Austin Jan 2017

Expanding Transnational Frames Into Composition Studies: Revising The Rhetoric And Writing Minor At The American University In Cairo, James P. Austin

English Faculty Publications

This chapter examines U.S.-based approaches to curricular revision of the Rhetoric and Writing Minor at the American University in Cairo (AUC) through analysis of faculty interviews and relevant artifacts. Through this analysis, and consideration of AUC’s development in the context of changes in Egypt, the chapter argues that U.S.-based curricular approaches satisfied various local needs among AUC’s writing faculty and students. These findings complicate claims within international composition studies, which are concerned with non-reflective export of U.S. linguistic, pedagogical and program models into international sites. This chapter calls for expanding the perspective of ...


Blown To Bits Project, David Schmidt Ph.D. Jan 2017

Blown To Bits Project, David Schmidt Ph.D.

Informatics Open Educational Resources

The book, Blown to Bits, uncovers the many ways that the new digital world has changed and is changing our whole environment. Some changes are incremental but others are more revolutionary. Some of the changes that we welcome are slowly eroding our privacy and are changing the rules of ownership. This book illuminates the complexities of these changes. I have attempted to capture the central points in selected chapters, and in some cases I have added new material or new examples to replace dated material. I picked chapters to summarize that address the following topics (and more). There are many ...


Consolidation And Reform: Middle School Considerations -The Case Of The Lebanon R-Iii School District In Lebanon, Missouri, Janci R. Mills Jan 2017

Consolidation And Reform: Middle School Considerations -The Case Of The Lebanon R-Iii School District In Lebanon, Missouri, Janci R. Mills

Master's Theses

This case study examined the implementation of a new public middle school following intra-district consolidation in rural Missouri. Lebanon R-III saw the intradistrict consolidation of a sixth grade building, and a seventh/eighth grade building, creating a middle school. This initiative prepared students, faculty and staff to experience a middle school aiming to improve the learning experience for students in grades six through eight. The implementation of consolidation, school reform initiatives, and the current school status were discussed in this case study. Data was collected and examined regarding the perceptions of teachers about the effectiveness of implementation strategies used in ...