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Clemson University Latino Voices: Past, Present, Future, Derek Wilmott Jun 2019

Clemson University Latino Voices: Past, Present, Future, Derek Wilmott

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The Creative Inquiry program combines engaged learning and undergraduate research at Clemson University. This project challenged a Creative Inquiry class to produce a mini-documentary film through research in the Special Collections of the Latinx community's early histories; interviewing students, alumni, faculty, and staff; and using the Libraries' Adobe Digital Studio.


Doctoral Student Experiences Of Engagement In Social Media: An Exploration Of #Sadoc, Jessica G. Owens May 2019

Doctoral Student Experiences Of Engagement In Social Media: An Exploration Of #Sadoc, Jessica G. Owens

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This phenomenological study aimed to understand how doctoral students perceived the influence of social media engagement, through Twitter, on their socialization and sense of belonging within academia. Eight participants were recruited from #sadoc on Twitter. Data from a participant selection questionnaire, in-depth, semi-structured interview, and posts to Twitter were used to understand their lived experiences in #sadoc. Thematic coding was employed to identify six common themes: (a) community of shared doctoral experiences; (b) exposure to doctoral education process; (c) celebration of doctoral student experiences; (d) expansion of boundaries; (e) doctoral student identification; and (f) visibility and authenticity of expression. The ...


Watt - Libraries Summit, Clemson University Apr 2019

Watt - Libraries Summit, Clemson University

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Shattering The Crystal Goblet: Seeking A Pedagogy Of Visuality In Post - Typographic Expository Texts, David Reinking Jan 2019

Shattering The Crystal Goblet: Seeking A Pedagogy Of Visuality In Post - Typographic Expository Texts, David Reinking

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This article synthesizes diverse theoretical perspectives toward developing a pedagogy that addresses the visuality of digital texts. To frame those perspectives and their implications, I use a well - known analogy that Beatrice Warde introduced to typographers in the 1930s: drinking wine from a golden cup or a crystal goblet. I briefly review the theory and research related to visual aspects of texts, generating pedagogical perspectives from several prominent theories and perspectives. I then discuss, illustrated with a few examples, how these pedagogical perspectives might be instantiated in curriculum and instruction and the issues and challenges of doing so. I argue ...


The Effects Of Using An Information Literacy Model On The Information Seeking Behavior Of Sixth-Grade Students, Jessica L. Kohout-Tailor Dec 2018

The Effects Of Using An Information Literacy Model On The Information Seeking Behavior Of Sixth-Grade Students, Jessica L. Kohout-Tailor

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This action research study describes how teaching an information literacy model affects the information behavior of sixth-grade students. The theoretical framework that supported this study was Carol Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process or ISP (1989). This study used a sequential mixed-methods design to examine the following questions: “How will teaching the Simple Four information literacy model (Alewine, 2006) to sixth-grade students affect their information seeking behavior?” The study also explored the effects the model had on students’ affective behavior through the second research question: “How will teaching the Simple Four information literacy model (Alewine, 2006) to sixth-grade students affect their ...


Hbcus Matter: The Lived Experiences Of Involved Student-Athletes Changing The Game, Aris Lane Hall Aug 2018

Hbcus Matter: The Lived Experiences Of Involved Student-Athletes Changing The Game, Aris Lane Hall

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Students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities form the environment, which knit the culture’s fabric of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Institutional culture and environment influence student engagement (Astin, 1984/1999); however, research rarely has focused on the engagement of student-athletes within HBCUs. I conceptualized this study of student-athlete leadership involvement phenomenon using two theories, student involvement theory (Astin, 1984/1999) and, given HBCUs social history (Abelman & Dalessandro, 2009; Albritton, 2012; Palmer, Arroyo, & Maramba, 2018), Tierney’s (1998) organizational culture theory. For this study, I selected a HBCU with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I status to investigate the phenomena of student-athletes’ organizational involvement and leadership experiences.

This study’s purpose was two-fold: (1) to understand the experiences of college student-athletes currently involved in NCAA, Division I sports and campus student organizations; and (2) to investigate the athletes’ experiences within a specific HBCU setting and athletic culture. I applied interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA; Smith & Osborn, 2008, 2015) as this method ...


Engage Engineering Students In Homework: Attribution Of Low Completion And Suggestions For Interventions, Wenshu Li, Richard M. Bennett, Taimi Olsen, Rachel Mccord Jun 2018

Engage Engineering Students In Homework: Attribution Of Low Completion And Suggestions For Interventions, Wenshu Li, Richard M. Bennett, Taimi Olsen, Rachel Mccord

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Homework is an important out-of-class activity, crucial to student success in engineering courses. However, in a first-semester freshman engineering course, approximately one-fourth of students were completing less than 80% of the homework. The purpose of this study was to examine students' attribution of their low completion of homework and suggest corresponding interventions to help students with different attribution types. A qualitative approach was applied using semi-structured interviews for data collection. The interviewees were students who were on track to complete less than 80% of the homework. Students in the study attributed their low rates of completion to multiple factors. We ...


Upic Magazine, Issue 7, Center For Career And Professional Development Jan 2018

Upic Magazine, Issue 7, Center For Career And Professional Development

UPIC Magazine

Every semester, undergraduate students from every major and staff from every part of Clemson University join together through UPIC internships. These paid internships grant students real, on the job experience in professional fields and offer staff a chance to mentor some of Clemson’s most brilliant students.

To find out more about the UPIC Program, visit career.clemson.edu/internship_programs

UPIC is part of Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional Development


Co-Measure: Developing An Assessment For Student Collaboration In Steam Activities, Danielle Herro, Cassie F. Quigley, Jessica Andrews, Girlie Delacruz Nov 2017

Co-Measure: Developing An Assessment For Student Collaboration In Steam Activities, Danielle Herro, Cassie F. Quigley, Jessica Andrews, Girlie Delacruz

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The shortage of skilled workers choosing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers in the USA and worldwide has fueled a movement towards STEAM, in which the “A” addresses the arts and humanities. STEAM education has been proposed as a way to offer relevant problems to solve while drawing on creative and collaborative skills to increase interest and engagement in these fields. Despite the interest in increasing STEAM globally, research on the efficacy of instructional approaches, including ways to assess collaborative problem solving (CPS), is lacking.

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This paper reports the development of a rubric, named Co-Measure, for researchers ...


A Grounded Theory Investigation Of Tenured, Women Of Color Faculty At Predominantly White, Public, Research Institutions In The Southeastern United States, Stacey Diane Garrett May 2017

A Grounded Theory Investigation Of Tenured, Women Of Color Faculty At Predominantly White, Public, Research Institutions In The Southeastern United States, Stacey Diane Garrett

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Faculty evaluation processes that lead to tenure and promotion are biased against Women of Color (WOC) and impact their persistence in their positions, limiting their retention, and reducing diversity in departments across discipline (Griffin, Bennett, & Harris, 2013; Park, 1996). The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of successfully tenured, WOC faculty in order to isolate the institutional structures and climates that supported or hampered their success. The primary research question was how do tenured, Women of Color faculty describe their experiences in the tenure and promotion process at their current and previous predominantly White, public, research institutions. The secondary ...


Integrating Multimodal Arguments Into High School Writing Instruction, Emily Howell, Tracy Butler, David Reinking Apr 2017

Integrating Multimodal Arguments Into High School Writing Instruction, Emily Howell, Tracy Butler, David Reinking

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We conducted a formative experiment investigating how an intervention that engaged students in constructing multimodal arguments could be integrated into high school English instruction to improve students’ argumentative writing. The intervention entailed three essential components: (a) construction of arguments defined as claims, evidence, and warrants; (b) digital tools that enabled the construction of multimodal arguments; and (c) a process approach to writing. The intervention was implemented for 11 weeks in high school English classrooms. Data included classroom observations; interviews with the teacher, students, and administrators; student reflections; and the products students created. These data, analyzed using grounded-theory coding and constant-comparison ...


Upic Magazine, Issue 6, Center For Career And Professional Development Jan 2017

Upic Magazine, Issue 6, Center For Career And Professional Development

UPIC Magazine

Every semester, undergraduate students from every major and staff from every part of Clemson University join together through UPIC internships. These paid internships grant students real, on the job experience in professional fields and offer staff a chance to mentor some of Clemson’s most brilliant students.

To find out more about the UPIC Program, visit career.clemson.edu/internship_programs

UPIC is part of Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional Development


Center For Career And Professional Development Annual Report, 2016-2017, Clemson University Jan 2017

Center For Career And Professional Development Annual Report, 2016-2017, Clemson University

Annual Report

Our annual reports provide an overview of the services, events, and programs provided to undergraduate, graduate students, and first-year alumni. Our data reporting cycle runs from August 15 – August 14 to follow the academic year.


Examining The Influence Of Whiteness On The Group Of Socialization Process Of College Men In The Traditionally White Fraternity System, S. Brian Joyce Aug 2016

Examining The Influence Of Whiteness On The Group Of Socialization Process Of College Men In The Traditionally White Fraternity System, S. Brian Joyce

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Recent national examples demonstrate the incongruence between the traditionally White fraternity system and race. A 2014 racially and sexually suggestive email led to the suspension of a Kappa Sigma fraternity member at the University of Maryland (Associated Press, 2015, March 14). In December 2014, the Clemson University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosted a gang-themed and racially offensive party, titled “Cripmas”, near the holiday season (WYFF, 2014, December 9). Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at the University of Oklahoma chanted racist songs on a bus in 2015 (Associated Press, 2015, April 3).

The purpose of this study is to understand ...


Exploring The Perceptions Of Campus Climate Among Mixed Race Students Attending A Predominantly White Institution, Catherine Team Sturm May 2016

Exploring The Perceptions Of Campus Climate Among Mixed Race Students Attending A Predominantly White Institution, Catherine Team Sturm

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This narrative inquiry intended to capture the lived stories told by nine, full-time, undergraduate students, who self-identified as two or more races, to better understand their perceptions of campus climate at a predominately white institution (PWI). The conceptual framework consisted of the study of multiraciality, Renn’s Ecological Theory of Mixed Race Student Identity Development, perceptions of campus climate at a PWI, and the relationships between perceptions of campus climate and individual differences.

A written prompt activity and background questions elicited written and verbal responses that assisted with identifying ecological factors and identity patterns of each study participant. Each study ...


The Writing Attitude Scale For Teachers (Wast), Anna H. Hall Apr 2016

The Writing Attitude Scale For Teachers (Wast), Anna H. Hall

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This study examines the psychometric properties of the Writing Attitude Scale for Teachers (WAST) using scores of preservice teachers to gather evidence of content, internal structure, response processes, reliability/precision, and correlations with external variables. Four contending models were compared using CFA, but the unidimensional model was championed. The WAST was further refined using IRT to 10-items and shown to have high precision across most of the latent continuum. The WAST was shown to have incremental evidence relative to the Writing Apprehension Test when predicting attitudes towards attending a professional development workshop on writing instruction and time devoted to writing ...


Upic Magazine, Issue 5, Center For Career And Professional Development Jan 2016

Upic Magazine, Issue 5, Center For Career And Professional Development

UPIC Magazine

Every semester, undergraduate students from every major and staff from every part of Clemson University join together through UPIC internships. These paid internships grant students real, on the job experience in professional fields and offer staff a chance to mentor some of Clemson’s most brilliant students.

To find out more about the UPIC Program, visit career.clemson.edu/internship_programs

UPIC is part of Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional Development


Center For Career And Professional Development Annual Report, 2015-2016, Clemson University Jan 2016

Center For Career And Professional Development Annual Report, 2015-2016, Clemson University

Annual Report

Our annual reports provide an overview of the services, events, and programs provided to undergraduate, graduate students, and first-year alumni. Our data reporting cycle runs from August 15 – August 14 to follow the academic year.


Intentional Process For Intentional Space: Higher Education Classroom Spaces For Learning, Taimi Olsen, Stanley Guffey Jan 2016

Intentional Process For Intentional Space: Higher Education Classroom Spaces For Learning, Taimi Olsen, Stanley Guffey

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This chapter addresses the confluence of theory and practice in developing and using “flexible” classrooms for student learning. A large classroom building renovation will be described, in terms of how collaboration and co-creation of value led to early success of the renovated space. Co-creation of value for staff and faculty can help overcome initial resistance to change, bridge understanding, and drive a successful change from lecture-based teaching to growing use of active learning pedagogies. At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, co-creation was central to planning, conducting, and sustaining a renovation of space into flexible, technology-enhanced classrooms and changing classroom pedagogy.


Investigating What Matters For Writing Instruction In South Carolina Elementary Schools: Teachers’ Perceptions Of Effective Writing Strategies And Barriers To Implementation, Anna H. Hall Jan 2016

Investigating What Matters For Writing Instruction In South Carolina Elementary Schools: Teachers’ Perceptions Of Effective Writing Strategies And Barriers To Implementation, Anna H. Hall

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Research has demonstrated a variety of instructional strategies that effectively support young children’s writing, yet little is known about how often teachers use these strategies. The purpose of the present study was to identify instructional strategies for writing that teachers deem effective, how often they use them, and what they perceive as barriers to implementation. The sample included approximately 100 randomly selected elementary school teachers (grades K-5th) from across the state of South Carolina. Survey results indicated teachers use a variety of effective practices to teach their young writers, notably use of modeling and mini-lessons. However, teachers reported having ...


The Creation And Validation Of An Instrument To Measure School Stem Culture, Christopher White Dec 2015

The Creation And Validation Of An Instrument To Measure School Stem Culture, Christopher White

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Although current research exists on school culture, there is a gap in the literature on specialized aspects of culture such as STEM Culture defined as the beliefs, values, practices, resources, and challenges in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) within a school. The objective of this study was to create a valid and reliable instrument, the STEM Culture Assessment Tool (STEM-CAT), that measures this cultural aspect based on a survey of stakeholder groups within the school community and use empirical data to support the use of this instrument to measure STEM Culture. Items were created and face validity was ...


Creating Arguments Using A Multiliteracies Approach: A Formative Experiment, Emily Howell Dec 2015

Creating Arguments Using A Multiliteracies Approach: A Formative Experiment, Emily Howell

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This dissertation study addresses the New London Group’s (1996) concern that technology and globalization require an expanded concept of literacy that focuses upon the multimodal nature of communication. This study combined a formative experiment with multiple-case-study methods to understand the pedagogical implications of implementing an intervention based upon the multiliteracies perspective (New London Group, 1996), a perspective that remains theoretical in application. This study sought to implement this perspective in a ninth- and a tenth-grade English class in a rural school district and develop assertions that further the localized, pedagogical understanding and application of the present study’s intervention ...


Secondary English Teachers Dispositions Toward Technology Integration In One-To-One Environments, Reed Chewning Dec 2015

Secondary English Teachers Dispositions Toward Technology Integration In One-To-One Environments, Reed Chewning

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This study examined how high school English teachers define technology integration and how teacher beliefs regarding technology integration impacts teacher and student use of digital technologies for instructional purposes. Thirty-nine teachers from three high school English departments in their initial year of a one-to-one device implementation participated in this study. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected and analyzed to examine how high school English teachers define technology integration and to examine if teacher beliefs informs technology integration practices. Quantitative data included the use of the TPACK formative assessment tool and an instructional technology use survey. Qualitative data included open-ended survey ...


Exploring Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions Of Global Citizenship Through Cross-Cultural Interaction, Sheliah Durham Dec 2015

Exploring Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions Of Global Citizenship Through Cross-Cultural Interaction, Sheliah Durham

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The challenge we face as educators is how to best prepare our students for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A growing interest in global citizenship education is evidenced by its inclusion in academia related to curriculum development and teacher preparation (Banks, 2008; Merryfield, 2000; 2001; 2003; 2009; Myers, 2006; Nussbaum, 2002). I, following other scholars, argue that global citizenship education provides an opportunity to develop tolerances, appreciation for differences, and global awareness, as well as providing a format to address current and future global issues (Ikeda, D. 2005; Noddings, 2005a; Merryfield 2000; 2007; 2009). Yet, a review of the ...


A Case Study Of Complex Systems In Leadership In Higher Education Fundraising, J. Michael Bonnette Aug 2015

A Case Study Of Complex Systems In Leadership In Higher Education Fundraising, J. Michael Bonnette

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Institutions of higher education are more focused on raising private funds today than ever before. This need to increase funding has provided opportunity for emergent behavior among all levels of the institution and has provided an opportunity for the study of leadership among those responsible for managing the fundraising operation. This study will endeavor to understand the emergent enabling and adapting leadership in an institution of higher education during a change to a centralized fundraising model. A case study approach will build a narrative of interaction among those involved in the change and develop insight through the lens of Complexity ...


Early College High School Principals As Democratic, Socially Just, Culturally Responsive Leaders, Hattie L. Hammonds Aug 2015

Early College High School Principals As Democratic, Socially Just, Culturally Responsive Leaders, Hattie L. Hammonds

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The purpose of this qualitative, multi-site, multi-case study was to examine how early college high school principals promote the success of the first generation, students of color and low-income students they serve. The study examined three early college high school principals in North Carolina through two lenses: the traditional role of principals and a conceptual framework of democratic, socially just, culturally responsive leaders. The study used semi-structured interview and focus groups as the primary data sources. Additional data sources included documents, state databases and observations. The research questions guiding the study were:

  1. How do early college high school principals promote ...


Lessons Learned: Collaborative Symbiosis And Responsive Disciplinary Literacy Teaching, Phillip Wilder, Danielle Herro Aug 2015

Lessons Learned: Collaborative Symbiosis And Responsive Disciplinary Literacy Teaching, Phillip Wilder, Danielle Herro

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This paper describes a case study of how a middle school literacy coach and a science teacher attempted to improve disciplinary literacy teaching in a sixth-grade science class. The collaborative inquiry exposed the disciplinary knowledge gap of the literacy coach (a former language arts teacher) and the science teacher's limited knowledge of literacy instruction. These shared disciplinary knowledge gaps necessitated the co-construction of collaborative practices to ameliorate the tension and improve disciplinary literacy instruction. Through a recognition of individual knowledge and the use of responsive disciplinary teaching, the participants created collaborative symbiosis. To improve disciplinary literacy teaching, schools should ...


Sibling Abuse: A Study Of School Counselors' Shared Attitudes And Beliefs, Diane Stutey Jun 2015

Sibling Abuse: A Study Of School Counselors' Shared Attitudes And Beliefs, Diane Stutey

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The impact of sibling abuse on children and adolescents is rarely contemplated. Counselors are in a position to advocate for all children and protect them from harm; yet one source of harm that counseling practitioners and educators might be unaware of stems from violence between siblings, which can become abusive. In this article, findings are presented from a phenomenological study examining eight practicing school counselors’ attitudes and beliefs about sibling abuse and the contexts or situations that have influenced them. Seven themes emerged supporting school counselors’ perceptions of their role in responding to sibling abuse and their beliefs about factors ...


Understanding The Experiences Of Underrepresented Women In Student Affairs At A Predominately White Institution Through A Dynamic Network Analysis Framework, Lani San Antonio May 2015

Understanding The Experiences Of Underrepresented Women In Student Affairs At A Predominately White Institution Through A Dynamic Network Analysis Framework, Lani San Antonio

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As institutions become more diverse among the student body, minority faculty and staff are recruited to better support underrepresented students. However, while much thought is often placed in recruitment efforts, institutions often fail to execute appropriate retention efforts of their minority faculty and staff (Turner, Gonzalez & Wood, 2008). Due to this, underrepresented women often find themselves faced with many barriers and lack of resources needed to successfully transition into new roles and environments (Harris, Wright & Msengi, 2011; Jackson & Harrison, 2007; Maramba, 2000). The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of underrepresented women in student affairs by examining the network structure and the interactions individuals have with different entities within the organization. The goal of this study was to understand what experiences underrepresented women have that help them effectively engage and ...


Exploring The Associations Preservice Social Studies Teachers Make Between Discussion As A Pedagogical Approach And Democratic Education: A Multi-Case Study, Rory Tannebaum May 2015

Exploring The Associations Preservice Social Studies Teachers Make Between Discussion As A Pedagogical Approach And Democratic Education: A Multi-Case Study, Rory Tannebaum

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Educational scholars and political theorists credit the use of discussion in the K-12 classroom as a way to provide students with a democratic education through its ability to incorporate various perspectives, inform students of current events and issues, and teach students to think critically about a range of topics. Despite this, however, an extensive body of research details the lack of discussion occurring in K-12 classrooms in the United States. This study seeks to examine this issue by exploring the associations preservice social studies teachers make between the underlying principles of democratic education and the use of discussion in the ...