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Guiding Early And Often: Using Curricular And Learning Analytics To Shape Teaching, Learning, And Student Success In Gateway Courses, Matthew D. Pistilli, Gregory L. Heileman Dec 2017

Guiding Early And Often: Using Curricular And Learning Analytics To Shape Teaching, Learning, And Student Success In Gateway Courses, Matthew D. Pistilli, Gregory L. Heileman

Iowa State University Articles and Manuscripts

This chapter provides information on how the promise of analytics can be realized in gateway courses through a combination of good data science and the thoughtful application of outcomes to teaching and learning improvement efforts—especially with and among instructors.


Facilitation Of Critical Dialogue In Higher Education, Katherine Sterk Dec 2017

Facilitation Of Critical Dialogue In Higher Education, Katherine Sterk

Honors Projects and Posters

"I engaged in a meta-synthesis in which I collected data about apathetic students and their lack of engagement in critical discussion. A “meta-synthesis” is a process whereby I sifted through an abundance of relevant data as to discover themes conducive with effective facilitation of dialogue. An “apathetic” student shows lack of concern, interest, and/or enthusiasm for material. In other words, my research project addressed the research question: How do university faculty facilitate a critical dialogue in higher education, particularly in the large classroom (lecture-hall) setting? I created a three-fold pamphlet that describes research-based strategies for motivating critical dialogue in ...


I Can Do It: Children’S Perceptions Of Their Own Self-Efficacy, Casey Even Dec 2017

I Can Do It: Children’S Perceptions Of Their Own Self-Efficacy, Casey Even

Honors Projects and Posters

Self-efficacy is an essential skill necessary for students to learn. Students with poor self-efficacy tend to be at-risk or struggling learners. As a pre-service teacher, I wanted to investigate students’ perceptions of their own self-efficacy. A modified Bandura’s Self-Efficacy scale was used. Struggling elementary students in Iowa were interviewed using the scale. Based on review of the data, a story was created to improve self-efficacy in struggling learners. The story was read to students, a discussion followed, and students drew pictures of a time in their own life that exemplified self-efficacy. The pictures were used to create the story ...


Breaking With Tradition, Elizabeth Jacavino, Alixandria Collins, Sam Greene Dec 2017

Breaking With Tradition, Elizabeth Jacavino, Alixandria Collins, Sam Greene

Ethos

Being burnt out is a feeling every student has experienced. Sometimes work, school and play are too suffocating and make us want a break from it all, but taking time off from school is not something a majority of students do. It can seem drastic, but some students find that a break is exactly what they needed to be successful.

Students take breaks for many different reasons. Some students feel lost about what they want to do, some don’t think they’re mature enough to go to college yet and others work to be able to afford school.


Isu Parking: An Inside Look, Nik Heftman, Katlyn Brouwer, Sam Greene Dec 2017

Isu Parking: An Inside Look, Nik Heftman, Katlyn Brouwer, Sam Greene

Ethos

Aaron Steffen leaned forward in his chair, the bill of his dusty gray hat rested on top of his thin-framed reading glasses. he threw his right arm forward toward the half-empty purple and black Mountain Dew Kickstart that was sitting on his desk.

"People only like us when someone parks in their spot," Steffen says.

He took a sip and grinned.


Making A Meal: On-Campus Dining Is About To Change, Hannah Olson, Kaley Lempke Dec 2017

Making A Meal: On-Campus Dining Is About To Change, Hannah Olson, Kaley Lempke

Ethos

Mohamed Ali (of no relation to the boxer) began as head of ISU Dining in January of 2016. He felt he came into a broken system and was ready for change.


Second-Chance Schooling, Britta Roppe, Alixandria Collins Dec 2017

Second-Chance Schooling, Britta Roppe, Alixandria Collins

Ethos

Failing out of college is one of each student’s greatest fears, second only to drinking Hawkeye vodka or having an axewielding roommate. What would you do if that nightmare became a reality?


Sounding The Alarm: The People And Process Behind All Of The Text Alerts, Jacqueline Cordova Dec 2017

Sounding The Alarm: The People And Process Behind All Of The Text Alerts, Jacqueline Cordova

Ethos

“ISU Alert is a system for quickly delivering emergency phone, text and email messages to Iowa State University students, faculty and staff” is the official description provided on the Iowa State website about the service.


Applying Research-Based Multimedia Design Principles In Designing And Teaching Beginning Cfl Learners The Ba Construction Online, Shenglan Zhang Dec 2017

Applying Research-Based Multimedia Design Principles In Designing And Teaching Beginning Cfl Learners The Ba Construction Online, Shenglan Zhang

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Teaching grammar online is an increasingly necessary practice, but the process is resource-heavy, requiring online tools such as grammar videos. Studies show that current online grammar modules have mixed effectiveness, and none of the studies have examined the effects of the design of these modules. This study investigated whether an online module, designed according to basic multi-media design principles, is effective in helping learners understand the use of the baconstruction. The study also asked how the students respond to the use of the online module. The findings show that the online module improved learners’ understanding and use of the ba ...


Establishing A Common Language: The Meaning Of Researchbased And Evidence-Based Programming (In The Human Sciences), Debra M. Sellers, Lisa M. Schainker, Peggy A. Lockhart, Hsiu-Chen Yeh Dec 2017

Establishing A Common Language: The Meaning Of Researchbased And Evidence-Based Programming (In The Human Sciences), Debra M. Sellers, Lisa M. Schainker, Peggy A. Lockhart, Hsiu-Chen Yeh

Iowa State University Articles and Manuscripts

This article describes the development, implementation, and exploratory evaluation of a professional development series that addressed educators' knowledge and use of the terms research-based and evidence-based within Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at one university. Respondents to a follow-up survey were more likely to select correctly the commonly accepted standard for each term, and they reported asking more questions, talking with others, examining programs' evidence bases, and placing more value on fidelity and evaluation following participation in the professional development series. Educator reactions to the series were generally positive, although researchers interested in designing like programs might consider engaging educators ...


University Students And Sustainability. Part 1: Attitudes, Perceptions, And Habits, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Brianna R. Burke Dec 2017

University Students And Sustainability. Part 1: Attitudes, Perceptions, And Habits, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Brianna R. Burke

English Publications

Increased understanding amongst scientists and the general public about anthropogenic impacts in general, and climate change in particular, behooves us as educators to adjust our courses and curricula. “Sustainability” and “green” topics are increasingly being discussed and incorporated, but this should be done with deliberation. We undertook this study to understand attitudes, perceptions, and habits of the student body at Iowa State University, with a focus on environmental knowledge and behaviors. Overall, we found that, regardless of demographic, students appear to be interested in environmental topics, reducing their footprint, and improving the environment overall. But, they did not necessarily want ...


Prequestions Do Not Enhance The Benefits Of Retrieval In A Stem Classroom, Jason Geller, Shana K. Carpenter, Monica H. Lamm, Shuhebur Rahman, Patrick I. Armstrong, Clark R. Coffman Dec 2017

Prequestions Do Not Enhance The Benefits Of Retrieval In A Stem Classroom, Jason Geller, Shana K. Carpenter, Monica H. Lamm, Shuhebur Rahman, Patrick I. Armstrong, Clark R. Coffman

Chemical and Biological Engineering Publications

Answering questions before a learning episode—“prequestions”—can enhance memory for that information. A number of studies have explored this effect in the laboratory; however, few studies have examined prequestions in a classroom setting. In the current study, the effects of prequestions were examined in an undergraduate course in chemical engineering. At the start of several class meetings, students were provided with a prequestion to answer about the upcoming lesson, and then were asked to provide ratings of confidence in their answers, familiarity with the content in the prequestion, and how much of the assigned reading they had completed. At ...


Stem Identity Development For Latinas: The Role Of Self- And Outside Recognition, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Kelly Cunningham, Alec Jordan Nov 2017

Stem Identity Development For Latinas: The Role Of Self- And Outside Recognition, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Kelly Cunningham, Alec Jordan

Education Publications

This qualitative, phenomenological research study explored how 17 Latina undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors developed their STEM identities. The study focused on the role that self- and outside recognition as a STEM individual played in the process. Interviews revealed students’ self-recognition in many forms. Outside recognition came primarily from STEM peers, faculty members, and family members. Self- and outside recognition were often negotiated through the lens of intersectional identities held by the participants.


Accounting For Institutional Variation In Expected Returns To Higher Education, Shawn F. Dorius, David A. Tandberg, Bridgette Cram Oct 2017

Accounting For Institutional Variation In Expected Returns To Higher Education, Shawn F. Dorius, David A. Tandberg, Bridgette Cram

Sociology Publications

This study leverages human capital theory to identify the correlates of expected returns on investment in higher education at the level of institutions. We leverage estimates of average ROI in post-secondary education among more than 400 baccalaureate degree conferring colleges and universities to understand the correlates of a relatively new metric of institutional ROI. Results indicate that a diverse undergraduate student body, high graduation rate, and public university status are strong, positive, and robustly associated with institutional ROI. The model accounts for more than 70% of inter-university variation in ROI, suggesting that the factors we have identified are among the ...


Animals On Campus And In The Workplace, Ian Allen, Ruth Carlton-Appleton, Brett Lohoefener Oct 2017

Animals On Campus And In The Workplace, Ian Allen, Ruth Carlton-Appleton, Brett Lohoefener

Disability Awareness Summit

Animals on campus are becoming a hot button issue for students, faculty, and staff. Iowa State University staff members Brett Lohoefener (University Counsel), Ian Allen (Student Disability Resources), and Ruth Carlton-Appleton (University Human Resources) will present information on the sections of the ADA that apply to animals, including discussions on the difference between service animals and emotional support animals, and how to manage them on your campuses. The presentation will include a review of recent cases regarding animals on campus, as well as an overview of the policies and processes Iowa State University uses to manage their over 100 animals ...


Support Program For Students With Autism In Postsecondary Education, Amanda Thompson, Arlene English, Elissa Teets Oct 2017

Support Program For Students With Autism In Postsecondary Education, Amanda Thompson, Arlene English, Elissa Teets

Disability Awareness Summit

The Focused Skill Training (FST) program at Kirkwood Community College is a support program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the FST program, strategies and tools to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder be successful, and discuss our collaboration among campus and community resources. Time will be allocated to allow for open discussion and questions.


Now You See Me Now You Don't: Navigating The World With An Invisible Disability, Mark Harris, Nathan Stucky Oct 2017

Now You See Me Now You Don't: Navigating The World With An Invisible Disability, Mark Harris, Nathan Stucky

Disability Awareness Summit

It is estimated that 96% of all disabilities are invisible. In this session, participants will learn basic facts regarding the prevalence of invisible disabilities, the struggles faced by people with invisible disabilities, and how invisible disabilities may differ from visible disabilities in the individual’s self-image and how others perceive them. We will focus on best practices for Student Disability Offices and Faculty and Staff Disability Offices in addressing the needs of people with invisible disabilities, with attention paid to how our work with these individuals is similar to and different from our work with individuals in general.


The Good, Bad & Ugly Of Accessibility In Higher Education Facilities, Brian Manternach, Kerry Anne Dixon Oct 2017

The Good, Bad & Ugly Of Accessibility In Higher Education Facilities, Brian Manternach, Kerry Anne Dixon

Disability Awareness Summit

Not every solution for addressing physical access on a campus is a success. Some are outstanding, and some… not so good. We need to be honest in our evaluation of existing, new, and renovated building on our campuses. This session will examine examples of physical accessibility at the Iowa and Iowa State campus. Participants will gain understanding of the underlying problems and potential solutions for change through best practice discussion and highlighting differing inclusive design strategies used by the two institutions.


Words Mean Things: Navigating Language When Working With Students With Disabilities, Megan Johnson Oct 2017

Words Mean Things: Navigating Language When Working With Students With Disabilities, Megan Johnson

Disability Awareness Summit

Ever found yourself searching for the correct words to say when working with a student with disabilities? Join us for a discussion on the importance our words have in the disability field. Where we have been and where we are headed. Come explore Person First language and get ideas about how to find words when you are searching for them.


Collaborative Efforts To Promote It Accessibility In Higher Education In The State Of Iowa, Zayira Jordan, Carolyn Dorr, Kirk Corey, Todd Weissenberger Oct 2017

Collaborative Efforts To Promote It Accessibility In Higher Education In The State Of Iowa, Zayira Jordan, Carolyn Dorr, Kirk Corey, Todd Weissenberger

Disability Awareness Summit

No abstract provided.


Teaching Ethos From The Dumpster: Dive And Food Waste Rhetoric, Abby Dubisar, Kathleen P. Hunt Oct 2017

Teaching Ethos From The Dumpster: Dive And Food Waste Rhetoric, Abby Dubisar, Kathleen P. Hunt

English Publications

This unit activity, for which students view a documentary to identify and evaluate persuasive ethos and then create their own rhetorical messages for reducing food waste, serves as a platform for teaching both the critique and practice of rhetoric, as well as familiarizing students with the complexities of the global food system and food waste.


Developing Criteria To Design And Assess Mathematical Modeling Problems: From Problems To Social Justice, Ji Yeong I, Hyunyi Jung, Ji-Won Son Oct 2017

Developing Criteria To Design And Assess Mathematical Modeling Problems: From Problems To Social Justice, Ji Yeong I, Hyunyi Jung, Ji-Won Son

Mathematics Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Despite the interest in modeling and the importance of social justice, there has not been much attention to connecting modeling with social justice. To fill this gap, we developed criteria for mathematical modeling problems that embrace the characteristics of problems and social justice through three phases: literature analysis, thematic categories, and piloting. The criteria will help teacher educators when selecting modeling problems to be used in teacher preparation programs and assessing the modeling problems posed by PSTs.


How Much Do I Know About Mathematical Modeling?, Ji-Won Son, Hyunyi Jung, Ji Yeong I Oct 2017

How Much Do I Know About Mathematical Modeling?, Ji-Won Son, Hyunyi Jung, Ji Yeong I

Mathematics Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Despite the importance of teachers’ conception of mathematical modeling, limited attention is given to this area in the current literature. In this study we examined 78 preservice teachers’ (PSTs) views of mathematical modeling and how their conceptions are reflected in their performance of mathematical modeling problems. Analyses of survey responses revealed that our PSTs seem to develop narrow views of mathematical modeling. In addition, although a large portion of PSTs mistook mathematical modeling with mathematical models or with traditional word problems, we found a positive association between PSTs’ conceptions of mathematical modeling and their mathematical modeling abilities.


Review Of: The Gender Chip Project. Directed By Helen De Michiel. New York: Women Make Movies, 2005. 54 Minutes. Great Unsung Women Of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, And The Future Makers. Directed By Kathy Kleiman, Jon Palfreman, And Kate Mcmahon. New York: Women Make Movies, 2016. 48 Minutes., Amy Bix Oct 2017

Review Of: The Gender Chip Project. Directed By Helen De Michiel. New York: Women Make Movies, 2005. 54 Minutes. Great Unsung Women Of Computing: The Computers, The Coders, And The Future Makers. Directed By Kathy Kleiman, Jon Palfreman, And Kate Mcmahon. New York: Women Make Movies, 2016. 48 Minutes., Amy Bix

History Publications

Today, interest in women’s work in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) runs high, a natural topic for classroom attention. Two films reviewed here may interest educators seeking to promote understanding and discussion of gender and STEM. The Gender Chip Project follows sophomore-to-senior-year experiences of five female STEM majors at Ohio State University. Multiyear tracking shows these women growing into their studies in engineering, biology, and computers. The women enthuse about their fascination with STEM work and their dreams of discovering life-saving cures or inventions to make communities better. They credit parents with inspiring their determination, independence, and curiosity ...


Getting Started With Thinkspace, Kajal Madeka Oct 2017

Getting Started With Thinkspace, Kajal Madeka

ThinkSpace User Guides

A complete primer for ThinkSpace introducing its main features and how-tos/ Includes:

  • Creating your First Space
  • Creating your First Case using the Case Builder
  • Phases and Phase Types
  • Inviting Students
  • Case Logistics
  • Activating you Case


Eliminating Writer’S Block: Flipped Classroom Meets Thinkspace, Janet Johnson, Maren Wolff, Samantha Pritchard, Holly Bender, Kajal Madeka Oct 2017

Eliminating Writer’S Block: Flipped Classroom Meets Thinkspace, Janet Johnson, Maren Wolff, Samantha Pritchard, Holly Bender, Kajal Madeka

ThinkSpace and Open TBL Presentations

This video interview elaborates the methodology that was presented at a Poster session at the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo at Chicago, Oct 21 - 24, 2017.

Background: Students find writing the personal statement to be a challenging and anxiety-producing aspect of the internship application. We previously implemented Flipped Classroom and small group learning approaches into the Foundations of Dietetics course. While these strategies facilitated peer feedback on personal statements, students lacked a structured system for providing comments and were limited with in-class time to provide feedback.

Methods: Using ThinkSpace, a web-based active learning tool, students completed guided reflections in class ...


Development, Validation, And Application Of The Microbiology Concept Inventory, Timothy D. Paustian, Amy G. Briggs, Robert E. Brennan, Nancy Boury, John Buchner, Shannon Harris, Rachel E. A. Horak, Lee E. Hughes, D. Sue Katz-Amburn, Maria J. Massimelli, Ann H. Mcdonald, Todd P. Primm, Ann C. Smith, Ann M. Stevens, Sunny B. Yung Oct 2017

Development, Validation, And Application Of The Microbiology Concept Inventory, Timothy D. Paustian, Amy G. Briggs, Robert E. Brennan, Nancy Boury, John Buchner, Shannon Harris, Rachel E. A. Horak, Lee E. Hughes, D. Sue Katz-Amburn, Maria J. Massimelli, Ann H. Mcdonald, Todd P. Primm, Ann C. Smith, Ann M. Stevens, Sunny B. Yung

Plant Pathology and Microbiology Publications

If we are to teach effectively, tools are needed to measure student learning. A widely used method for quickly measuring student understanding of core concepts in a discipline is the concept inventory (CI). Using the American Society for Microbiology Curriculum Guidelines (ASMCG) for microbiology, faculty from 11 academic institutions created and validated a new microbiology concept inventory (MCI). The MCI was developed in three phases. In phase one, learning outcomes and fundamental statements from the ASMCG were used to create T/F questions coupled with open responses. In phase two, the 743 responses to MCI 1.0 were examined to ...


A Forced Choice Exercise To Raise Students’ Awareness Of Diversity, Monica H. Lamm, Adam Dane, Janessa Boley Oct 2017

A Forced Choice Exercise To Raise Students’ Awareness Of Diversity, Monica H. Lamm, Adam Dane, Janessa Boley

Chemical and Biological Engineering Publications

Learning communities and student organizations within chemical engineering programs have long been a means by which faculty and academic advisers interact with students outside the classroom and reinforce the values of our profession. Incorporating diversity-training activities into the training and ongoing professional development of students who teach and lead in chemical engineering departments is a simple and effective way to start to promote awareness and respect for diverse cultures and backgrounds in all chemical engineering students.


Military-Connected Student Academic Success At 4-Year Institutions: A Multi-Institution Study, Denise N. Williams-Klotz, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf Oct 2017

Military-Connected Student Academic Success At 4-Year Institutions: A Multi-Institution Study, Denise N. Williams-Klotz, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf

Education Publications

We examined how the experiences—academic, financial, social, and personal—and relationship factors of military-connected students attending a 4-year institution are associated with their academic success. This multi-institution study highlights the demographic characteristics, experiences, and campus relationships that are associated with military-connected students’ GPA.


Assessing A Reciprocal International Student Travel Exchange: The Iowa State University And University Of Costa Rica Intercambio, Mark L. Gleason, Amy Wang Wong, Donald R. Lewis, Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Barbara Clawson, Kevin R. Duerfeldt, Hayley M. Nelson, Gaile R. Nonnecke Oct 2017

Assessing A Reciprocal International Student Travel Exchange: The Iowa State University And University Of Costa Rica Intercambio, Mark L. Gleason, Amy Wang Wong, Donald R. Lewis, Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini, Barbara Clawson, Kevin R. Duerfeldt, Hayley M. Nelson, Gaile R. Nonnecke

Entomology Publications

The creation and educational impact of a reciprocal travel exchange program for student groups in horticulture and allied sciences between Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) are described. The program, called the “Intercambio,” (“exchange,” in English), has facilitated group travel for 10- to 12-day periods to farms and agricultural research centers in the host country annually since 1999. The article explores how the Intercambio began and factors that have helped to sustain it, to provide ideas for educators interested in initiating similar exchanges. Analysis of responses to a 2015 written survey of student participants indicated ...