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Comparing The Effects Of Dynamic Computer Visualization On Undergraduate Students’ Understanding Of Osmosis With Randomized Posttest-Only Control Group Design, Shannon Hsianghan-Huang Sung, Ji Shen, Shiyan Jiang, Guanhua Chen Dec 2017

Comparing The Effects Of Dynamic Computer Visualization On Undergraduate Students’ Understanding Of Osmosis With Randomized Posttest-Only Control Group Design, Shannon Hsianghan-Huang Sung, Ji Shen, Shiyan Jiang, Guanhua Chen

Spelman College Faculty Publications

This study describes the impact of embedding dynamic computer visualization (DCV) in an online instrument that was designed to assess students’ understanding of osmosis. The randomized posttest-only control group research was designed to compare the effect and the perceived helpfulness of the integration of DCV before and after the administration of an osmosis instrument. College students from three large classes (N = 640) were randomly assigned to participate in the research through an online system. Rasch-PCM was applied to determine the psychometric properties of the instrument and differentiate the student’s understanding of osmosis. Welch two-sample t test was applied to ...


Multi-Institutional, Multidisciplinary Study Of The Impact Of Course-Based Research Experiences, Lawrence S. Blumer, Et Al. Sep 2017

Multi-Institutional, Multidisciplinary Study Of The Impact Of Course-Based Research Experiences, Lawrence S. Blumer, Et Al.

Morehouse Faculty Publications

Numerous national reports have called for reforming laboratory courses so that all students experience the research process. In response, many course-based research experiences (CREs) have been developed and implemented. Research on the impact of these CREs suggests that student benefits can be similar to those of traditional apprentice-model research experiences. However, most assessments of CREs have been in individual courses at individual institutions or across institutions using the same CRE model. Furthermore, which structures and components of CREs result in the greatest student gains is unknown. We explored the impact of different CRE models in different contexts on student self-reported ...


Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library Mar 2017

Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

On February 28, 2006, the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Library Advisory Council hosted an exhibit and reception to celebrate the scholarly publications of Atlanta University Center faculty. As a complement to that event, the Robert W. Woodruff Library developed the publication, Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Brief Bibliography, which highlights selected scholarly and research contributions of the Atlanta University Center faculty.

The bibliography illustrates the richness of faculty contributions within each institution and across the Atlanta University Center community. The celebration has become an annual event and this compilation represents the next phase of a living document ...


A Century Of Mathematical Excellence At Spelman College, Colm Mulcahy Jan 2017

A Century Of Mathematical Excellence At Spelman College, Colm Mulcahy

Spelman College Faculty Publications

This file consists of the presentation slides of a presentation by Colm Mulcahy at the AMS-NAM Joint Special Session on The Mathematics of the Atlanta University Center. The event was held Thursday January 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.


Course-Based Science Research Promotes Learning In Diverse Students At Diverse Institutions, Nancy L. Staub, Lawrence S. Blumer, Christopher W. Beck, Veronique A. Delasalle, Gerald D. Griffin, Robert B. Merritt, Bettye Sue Hennington, Wendy H. Grillo, Gail P. Hallowell, Sandra L. White, Catherine M. Mader Dec 2016

Course-Based Science Research Promotes Learning In Diverse Students At Diverse Institutions, Nancy L. Staub, Lawrence S. Blumer, Christopher W. Beck, Veronique A. Delasalle, Gerald D. Griffin, Robert B. Merritt, Bettye Sue Hennington, Wendy H. Grillo, Gail P. Hallowell, Sandra L. White, Catherine M. Mader

Morehouse Faculty Publications

Course-based research experiences (CREs) are powerful strategies for spreading learning and improving persistence for all students, both science majors and nonscience majors. Here we address the crucial components of CREs (context, discovery, ownership, iteration, communication, presentation) found across a broad range of such courses at a variety of academic institutions. We also address how the design of a CRE should vary according to the background of student participants; no single CRE format is perfect. We provide a framework for implementing CREs across multiple institutional types and several disciplines throughout the typical four years of undergraduate work, designed to a variety ...


No Rest For The Weary: The Weight Of Race, Gender, And Place Inside And Outside A Southern Classroom, Barbara Harris Combs Dec 2016

No Rest For The Weary: The Weight Of Race, Gender, And Place Inside And Outside A Southern Classroom, Barbara Harris Combs

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

In this article, I reflect on my lived experience as an African American woman teaching in the racialized and gendered context of a predominantly white institution (PWI) in the Deep South. I use the context of a southern campus in the Deep South to provide insight into the ways place, race, and gender continue to shape experiences of people of color and in so doing highlight the fallacy that the United States is a colorblind or post-racial society. To do so, I utilize counter-storytelling—a tool advanced by critical race theory (CRT) scholars; while CRT is useful to understand the ...


Free To Learn: Why Unleashing The Instinct To Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, And Better Students For Life, Aditi Pai Dec 2016

Free To Learn: Why Unleashing The Instinct To Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, And Better Students For Life, Aditi Pai

Spelman College Faculty Publications

Peter Gray’s “Free to learn” is a powerful and interesting exploration of “the biological underpinnings of education.” Inspired by his own young son’s rebellion against schooling, here he sets out to prove that schools destroy the natural instinct to learn. Whether one agrees with him on the evils of the present education system or vigorously disagrees that the current system fails our students utterly on every level, this is a thought-provoking read for not only evolutionary biologists, but also psychologists, citizens, policy-makers, and especially for parents and teachers


Examining The Effectiveness Of A Semi-Self-Paced Flipped Learning Format In A College General Chemistry Sequence, Lisa Hibbard, Shannon Sung, Breché Wells Nov 2016

Examining The Effectiveness Of A Semi-Self-Paced Flipped Learning Format In A College General Chemistry Sequence, Lisa Hibbard, Shannon Sung, Breché Wells

Spelman College Faculty Publications

Flipped learning has come to the forefront in education. It maximizes learning by moving content delivery online, where learning can be self-paced, allowing for class time to focus on student-centered active learning. This five-year cross-sectional study assessed student performance in a college general chemistry for majors sequence taught by a single instructor, comparing the flipped learning format to a more traditional lecture format. Students’ conceptual knowledge was captured through the use of American Chemical Society (ACS) standardized exam scores and analyzed using one-way ANCOVA. Student motivation and learning perceptions were assessed using the Chemistry Motivation Questionnaire (CMQ-II) and an in-house ...


Principles And Practices Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Lessons From The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’S Capstone Institutions, Patricia Marten Dibartolo, Leslie Gregg-Jolly, Deborah Gross, Ellen Iverson, Cathryn A. Manduca, David B. Cooke Iii, Gregory K. Davis, Cameron Davidson, Paul E. Hertz, Lisa Hibbard, Shubha K. Ireland, Catherine Mader, Aditi Pai, Shirley Raps, Kathleen Siwicki Sep 2016

Principles And Practices Fostering Inclusive Excellence: Lessons From The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’S Capstone Institutions, Patricia Marten Dibartolo, Leslie Gregg-Jolly, Deborah Gross, Ellen Iverson, Cathryn A. Manduca, David B. Cooke Iii, Gregory K. Davis, Cameron Davidson, Paul E. Hertz, Lisa Hibbard, Shubha K. Ireland, Catherine Mader, Aditi Pai, Shirley Raps, Kathleen Siwicki

Spelman College Faculty Publications

Best-practices pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) aims for inclusive excellence that fosters student persistence. This paper describes principles of inclusivity across 11 primarily undergraduate institutions designated as Capstone Awardees in Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s (HHMI) 2012 competition. The Capstones represent a range of institutional missions, student profiles, and geographical locations. Each successfully directed activities toward persistence of STEM students, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups, through a set of common elements: mentoring programs to build community; research experiences to strengthen scientific skill/ identity; attention to quantitative skills; and outreach/bridge programs to broaden the student pool ...


School Counselor Use Of Narrative Therapy To Support Students Of Color Transitioning From An Alternative School Setting., Natoya Hill Haskins, Leonissa Johnson, Lee E. Grimes Mar 2016

School Counselor Use Of Narrative Therapy To Support Students Of Color Transitioning From An Alternative School Setting., Natoya Hill Haskins, Leonissa Johnson, Lee E. Grimes

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

The authors propose a collaborative application of narrative therapy utilizing the school counselor, teachers, and parents to support students of color transitioning from an alternative school setting. Research indicates that students of color transitioning from alternative settings often face stigma and marginalization by teachers and peers. The authors contend that school counselors can use this collaborative narrative approach to support students to create new narratives within a supportive environment. Included is an illustration demonstrating the application of the collaborative narrative therapy process.


Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library Mar 2016

Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

On February 28, 2006, the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Library Advisory Council hosted an exhibit and reception to celebrate the scholarly publications of Atlanta University Center faculty. As a complement to that event, the Robert W. Woodruff Library developed the publication, Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Brief Bibliography, which highlights selected scholarly and research contributions of the Atlanta University Center faculty.

The bibliography illustrates the richness of faculty contributions within each institution and across the Atlanta University Center community. The celebration has become an annual event and this compilation represents the next phase of a living document ...


The Role Of Black Colleges In The Development Of Mathematicians, Viveka O. Borum, Adriel Adon Hilton, Erica Walker Jan 2016

The Role Of Black Colleges In The Development Of Mathematicians, Viveka O. Borum, Adriel Adon Hilton, Erica Walker

Spelman College Faculty Publications

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are home to almost 400,000 of the nation’s college and university population and account for nearly 25% of degrees conferred to African Americans, according to Hale (2006). They have been the launching pads for threefourths of African Americans who hold doctorate degrees, three-fourths of Black officers in the military, and four-fifths of African American federal judges (Hale, 2006). In addition, fifty percent of African American faculty in predominantly White research universities received their bachelor’s degrees at an HBCU (Hale, 2006). These are significant percentages given the relatively small number of Black ...


Virtual Graduate School Mentoring Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, Juan E. Gilbert, Kamal Middlebrook Dec 2015

Virtual Graduate School Mentoring Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, Juan E. Gilbert, Kamal Middlebrook

Morehouse Faculty Publications

It has been a major goal of the United States government to increase the participation of Americans in the fields of Science & Engineering (S&E), especially in under-represented groups. This research examines the use of an embodied conversational agent (ECA) as a virtual mentor to African American undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in computing. Mentoring advice was collected from a group of experts and programed within the ECA. A between-group, mixed method experiment was conducted with 37 African American male undergraduate computer science majors where one group used the ECA mentor while the other group pursued ...


"A Flop Or A Success?" An Evaluation Of The Welfare Impacts Of The 6-3-3-4 Education System In Nigeria, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere Jun 2015

"A Flop Or A Success?" An Evaluation Of The Welfare Impacts Of The 6-3-3-4 Education System In Nigeria, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

Morehouse Faculty Publications

The need for graduates who would be productive citizens able to contribute significantly to the Nigerian economy led to the overhaul of the old education system 6-5-4 and the implementation of the 6-3-3-4 system, with its first set of graduates from secondary schools in 1988. The main objective of the 6-3-3- 4 system was to produce self-reliant graduates with better labor market skills and earning potential. In this paper, we investigate to what extent this goal was achieved. Using a Regression Discontinuity (RD) design, we examine if graduates from the 6-3-3-4 system experienced an improvement in welfare compared to those ...


Classroom Learning Assessment Interpretation In Journalism And Mass Communication In Higher Education: A Focus On Andragogy In Radio/ Television/ Film Production, Eric U. Dogini Jun 2015

Classroom Learning Assessment Interpretation In Journalism And Mass Communication In Higher Education: A Focus On Andragogy In Radio/ Television/ Film Production, Eric U. Dogini

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

Social scientists, instructors and institutions use classroom-learning assessment to measure attitudes, behaviors, emotions and personalities. Whatever the focus and format, the basic purpose of classroom assessment is to determine what learner’s want and educators need to improve learning. This study explored the conflicting notion that the most dominant form of instruction in higher education is pedagogy, referred to as traditional or teacher-directed study. Andragogy is the competing idea in terms of instructing adult learners and recently has gathered momentum. This study argued that the concept of assessment in radio/television/film production courses in higher education depends on reliability ...


Understanding The Difficulties African-American Middle School Girls Face While Enacting Computational Algorithmic Thinking In The Context Of Game Design, Jakita O. Thomas, O. Carlette Odemwingie, Quimeka Saunders, Malika Watlerd Jun 2015

Understanding The Difficulties African-American Middle School Girls Face While Enacting Computational Algorithmic Thinking In The Context Of Game Design, Jakita O. Thomas, O. Carlette Odemwingie, Quimeka Saunders, Malika Watlerd

Spelman College Faculty Publications

Computational algorithmic thinking (CAT) is the ability to design, implement, and assess the implementation of algorithms to solve a range of problems. It involves identifying and understanding a problem, articulating an algorithm or set of algorithms in the form of a solution to the problem, implementing that solution in such a way that it solves the problem, and evaluating the solution based on some set of criteria. CAT has roots in Mathematics, through problem solving and algorithmic thinking. CAT lies at the heart of Computer Science, which is defined as the study of algorithms. CAT embodies the ability to think ...


Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library Mar 2015

Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

On February 28, 2006, the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Library Advisory Council hosted an exhibit and reception to celebrate the scholarly publications of Atlanta University Center faculty. As a complement to that event, the Robert W. Woodruff Library developed the publication, Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Brief Bibliography, which highlights selected scholarly and research contributions of the Atlanta University Center faculty.

The bibliography illustrates the richness of faculty contributions within each institution and across the Atlanta University Center community. The celebration has become an annual event and this compilation represents the next phase of a living document ...


The Effectiveness Of An Eca In Providing Spiritual Guidance To College Students, Kamal Middlebrook, Kinnis Gosha Jan 2015

The Effectiveness Of An Eca In Providing Spiritual Guidance To College Students, Kamal Middlebrook, Kinnis Gosha

Morehouse Faculty Publications

Over the years, an increase in the need and want for spiritual guidance has increased in college students; the spiritual development they seek yields positive outcomes. College students turn to educational institutions for tools that provide spiritual guidance; therefore, we decided to find an alternative way of providing spiritual guidance to college students. The spiritual conversational agent, Reverend Claudia, was used for college students to turn to and seek spiritual guidance because there are situations that may cause embarrassment for students when they seek guidance from a live person. Reverend Claudia was compared to a text-only, spiritual website to assess ...


Realigning The Crooked Room: Spelman Claims A Space For African American Women In Stem, Kimberly M. Jackson, Leyte L. Winfield Dec 2014

Realigning The Crooked Room: Spelman Claims A Space For African American Women In Stem, Kimberly M. Jackson, Leyte L. Winfield

Spelman College Faculty Publications

In Melissa Harris-Perry’s 2011 book, Sister Citizen, she references various psychological studies of altered judgment and decision making that can arise in irregularly shaped environments, and uses them to explicate the struggles women of color face at the intersection of race and gender stereotypes. These environments, or “crooked rooms,” represent an unlevel plane where misrecognition or lack of acknowledgment diminishes the contributions of women of color to the success of the nation.

Recognizing the prevalence and conundrum of the crooked room, there are institutions making strides toward changing the way the world looks at African American women leaders, scholars ...


Evidence From North Carolina Shows That Immigrant Students With Limited English Have A Very Minor Impact On Native Students’ Performance, Timothy M. Diette, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere Aug 2014

Evidence From North Carolina Shows That Immigrant Students With Limited English Have A Very Minor Impact On Native Students’ Performance, Timothy M. Diette, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

Morehouse Faculty Publications

Much of the recent concern about undocumented immigration into the U.S. can be linked to the perceived burden that these immigrants may create on the public education system. But is this really the case? Through analyzing detailed information on the performance of students in North Carolina,Timothy M. Diette and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere find that the presence of students with limited English does have a negative, though small, effect on the math and reading achievement of natives that are male and black. They argue, however, that these effects are so small as not to warrant policy interventions.


Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library Mar 2014

Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Selective Bibliography, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

On February 28, 2006, the Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Library Advisory Council hosted an exhibit and reception to celebrate the scholarly publications of Atlanta University Center faculty. As a complement to that event, the Robert W. Woodruff Library developed the publication, Atlanta University Center Faculty Publications: A Brief Bibliography, which highlights selected scholarly and research contributions of the Atlanta University Center faculty. The bibliography illustrates the richness of faculty contributions within each institution and across the Atlanta University Center community. The celebration has become an annual event and this compilation represents the next phase of a living document ...


Spiritual Counseling For Male College Students Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, John Porter Iii, David Cherry, Chinasu Ordu, Jennifer Horace Jan 2014

Spiritual Counseling For Male College Students Using Embodied Conversational Agents, Kinnis Gosha, John Porter Iii, David Cherry, Chinasu Ordu, Jennifer Horace

Morehouse Faculty Publications

This study seeks to construct an embodied conversational agent (ECA) to aid college campus counseling centers. Spiritual guidance content was chosen due to the access of content and familiarity to the subjects. An ECA was created and populated with content from a non-denominational church local to the institution where the initial study was conducted. A questionnaire was disbursed to two groups of college students to collect initial feedback on the usability of the ECA. A small sample size (N = 40) was used due to the access of participants and early stage of the research. Results from the study showed positive ...


Insure: Information Security Research And Education, Melissa Dark, Brandeis Marshall, Courtney Falk, L Allison Roberts, Filipo Sharevski Jan 2014

Insure: Information Security Research And Education, Melissa Dark, Brandeis Marshall, Courtney Falk, L Allison Roberts, Filipo Sharevski

Spelman College Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities, 1837-2013, - - Jul 2013

Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities, 1837-2013, - -

Documenting the Perspectives of Past HBCU Presidents, An Oral History Project

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of The Hybrid Implementation Of Customized Smartphone And Tablet Applications With Traditional Classroom Instruction, Shawn Bulloch Jan 2013

An Examination Of The Hybrid Implementation Of Customized Smartphone And Tablet Applications With Traditional Classroom Instruction, Shawn Bulloch

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

This paper discusses the use of customized smartphone applications in a classroom setting that enhance pedagogical strategies for instructional and educational technology. An analysis of how mobile devices can become virtual mobile classrooms will be explored in an effort to substantiate the efficacy of using smartphone/tablet applications as supplemental instructional tools. This paper will also examine technologies that improve and foster interpersonal skills between students and faculty members within a finite network environment. The Role of social media in the classroom and the convergence of social media and pedagogy in a virtual academic community will be analyzed through a ...


The Politics Of Success: An Hbcu Leadership Paradigm, Barbara R. Hatton Nov 2012

The Politics Of Success: An Hbcu Leadership Paradigm, Barbara R. Hatton

Documenting the Perspectives of Past HBCU Presidents, An Oral History Project

No abstract provided.


Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference Program, Robert W. Woodruff Library Sep 2012

Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference Program, Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta University Center Faculty Scholarship Bibliographies

No abstract provided.