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Employment Opportunities And High School Completion During The Covid-19 Recession, Kunwon Ahn, Jun Yeong Lee, John V. Winters Oct 2020

Employment Opportunities And High School Completion During The Covid-19 Recession, Kunwon Ahn, Jun Yeong Lee, John V. Winters

Economics Working Papers

COVID-19 created major disruptions for young people including health concerns, school closures, reduced social opportunities, and a wilting economy. We examine the effect of COVID-19 on high school completion in the United States. We find that high school completion rates increased considerably in 2020 compared to previous years. We investigate various mechanisms and find that worse employment conditions were the driving force. The lower opportunity costs of schooling because of the pandemic recession encouraged more young people to complete high school. The pandemic created extensive problems in education, but fortunately it did not reduce overall high school completion rates.


The Pursuit Of Equal Educational Opportunity: A Historical Analysis Of The South Texas/Border Initiative, Vincent D. Carales, Erin Doran Aug 2020

The Pursuit Of Equal Educational Opportunity: A Historical Analysis Of The South Texas/Border Initiative, Vincent D. Carales, Erin Doran

Education Publications

The purpose of this historical study was to investigate how individuals articulated the call for the South Texas/Border Initiative, a legislative mandate that funneled unprecedented amounts of funding to underserved universities along the Texas-Mexico border region between 1987 and 2003. Utilizing archival sources, we conducted an analysis of the intentional shifts in funding critical to equity and access in higher education. The events surrounding the South Texas/Border Initiative are unique in that they represent purposeful Latina/o community and state-wide activism that challenged higher education funding inequities.


How Hispanic Should Hispanic-Serving Institutions Be?, Erin Doran Aug 2020

How Hispanic Should Hispanic-Serving Institutions Be?, Erin Doran

Education Publications

The Board of Regents appointed President Thomas to the helm of Nuestra University, a large and urban Hispanic-Serving University. In the first years of his presidency, Nuestra achieved important milestone in its quest to better serve and graduate students from underrepresented populations. However, Thomas’s hiring and presidency has faced critical questions, especially when Thomas’s new strategic plan and plans for community involvement appeared to ignore the demographics both on and off-campus. This case study focuses on the potential implications for Minority-Serving Institutions when their administration does not match the demographics of their major stakeholders (i.e., students, faculty ...


Extension Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods And Capital Access For Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs, Mark A. Edelman Jul 2020

Extension Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods And Capital Access For Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs, Mark A. Edelman

Economics Working Papers

A nonprofit community development financial institution and Extension collaborated to conduct a demonstration project to evaluate efficacy of Grameen peer-group microfinance methodology in addressing barriers faced by lowincome women entrepreneurs in a small metro area. Program performance metrics achieved by 284 low-income, culturally diverse, primarily women entrepreneurs over five years included: a loan repayment rate of 99+ percent, increased average client income, savings accumulation at a local bank, and increased opportunities to improve average credit scores. Client surveys indicated peer-group methods, program structure, incentives for individual behaviors and group responsibilities provided opportunity to develop confidence, leadership skills, and teamwork.


Second Language Comprehensibility As A Dynamic Construct, Pavel Trofimovich, Charles L. Nagle, Mary G. O'Brien, Sara Kennedy, Kym Taylor Reid, Lauren Strachan Jul 2020

Second Language Comprehensibility As A Dynamic Construct, Pavel Trofimovich, Charles L. Nagle, Mary G. O'Brien, Sara Kennedy, Kym Taylor Reid, Lauren Strachan

World Languages and Cultures Publications

This study examined longitudinal changes in second language (L2) interlocutors’ mutual comprehensibility ratings (perceived ease of understanding speech), targeting comprehensibility as a dynamic, time-varying, inter action-centered construct. In a repeated-measures, within-participants design, 20 pairs of L2 English university students from different language backgrounds engaged in three collaborative and interactive tasks over 17 minutes, rating their partner’s comprehensibility at 2–3 minute intervals using 100-millimeter scales (seven ratings per interlocutor). Mutual comprehensibility ratings followed a U-shaped function over time, with comprehensibility (initially perceived to be high) being affected by task complexity but then reaching high levels by the end of ...


Expanding The Scope Of L2 Intelligibility Research, Charles Nagle, Amanda Huensch Jul 2020

Expanding The Scope Of L2 Intelligibility Research, Charles Nagle, Amanda Huensch

World Languages and Cultures Publications

This study investigated relationships among intelligibility, comprehensibility, and accentedness in the speech of L2 learners of Spanish who completed a prompted response speaking task. Thirty native Spanish listeners from Spain were recruited through Amazon Mechanical Turk to transcribe and rate extracted utterances, which were also coded for grammatical and phonemic errors, and speaking rate. Descriptively, although most utterances were intelligible, their comprehensibility and accentedness varied substantially. Mixed-effects modeling showed that comprehensibility was significantly associated with intelligibility whereas accentedness was not. Additionally, phonemic and grammatical errors were significant predictors of intelligibility and comprehensibility, but only phonemic errors were significantly related to ...


International Reverse Transfer Students: A Critical Analysis Based On Field, Habitus, And Social And Cultural Capital, Yu April Chen, Ran Li, Linda Serra Hagedorn Jun 2020

International Reverse Transfer Students: A Critical Analysis Based On Field, Habitus, And Social And Cultural Capital, Yu April Chen, Ran Li, Linda Serra Hagedorn

Education Publications

Objective: International reverse transfer students are international students who begin their postsecondary journey at a four-year institution but subsequently transfer to a community college. In this qualitative study, we examine the lived experiences of international reverse transfers to understand the reasons for reverse-transfer and to understand the students’ learning experiences. Methods: Using a phenomenological approach, we recruited 10 international reverse transfer students attending one four-year university or one of the two community colleges. We conducted individual interviews with all participants and analyzed transcript data through Bourdieu’s sociological theory of field, habitus, and social and cultural capital. Results: We identified ...


Promoting Graduate And Professional Attributes By Coordinating Kolbian Reflections For Industrial Design., Mani Mina, J. Cowan, Nicholas D. Fila, Wei S. Theh Jun 2020

Promoting Graduate And Professional Attributes By Coordinating Kolbian Reflections For Industrial Design., Mani Mina, J. Cowan, Nicholas D. Fila, Wei S. Theh

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

This work features challenges of using integrated reflections in undergraduate Industrial Design and Engineering. Reflection activities can be challenging for the students and hard to implement in design and engineering classes. This report has two goals. The first is to introduce a process for more successful engagement for the students in problem solving and design. The second is to show that the process has validity and usefulness for Industrial Design students who are in a College of Design.


Transdisciplinary Approaches For The Dissemination Of The Switch School Wellness Initiative Through A Distributed 4-H/Extension Network, Gabriella Mcloughlin, Spyridoula Vazou, Laura C. Liechty, Ann R. Torbert, Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, R. R. Rosenkranz, Gregory Welk May 2020

Transdisciplinary Approaches For The Dissemination Of The Switch School Wellness Initiative Through A Distributed 4-H/Extension Network, Gabriella Mcloughlin, Spyridoula Vazou, Laura C. Liechty, Ann R. Torbert, Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, R. R. Rosenkranz, Gregory Welk

Kinesiology Publications

Background: Schools provide an ideal setting for promoting healthy lifestyles in youth, but it has proven difficult to promote the adoption and implementation of evidence-based programming by school leaders. The SWITCH® (School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health) intervention is a capacity-building process designed to help school leaders learn how to plan, implement, and sustain school wellness programs on their own.

Objective: The present study evaluates the transdisciplinary approaches used in establishing an integrated research-practice partnership with the state-wide 4-H/Extension network to support broader dissemination.

Method: The study used a mixed methods approach to evaluate the degree of engagement and ...


An Assessment Use Argument For Spanish For The Professionals, Cristina Pardo-Ballester Mar 2020

An Assessment Use Argument For Spanish For The Professionals, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This study focuses on reflective practice journal entries and compares intermediate Spanish learners’ journals of their own oral performance through two different opportunities - an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and a Virtual Oral Interview Classroom/based Exam (VOICES) - within the framework of a Spanish for the Professions course. Students’ journals reveal that both types of assessment have their advantages in the learning process, which results in more autonomous and more efficient learners (Ziegler, 2014). Moreover, data from the two focus groups reveals information about sufficiency, relevance, beneficence, and usefulness about the Spanish speaking activities used in the Spanish for the Professions ...


Strips Collaborator Survey: 2019 Results, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. Mar 2020

Strips Collaborator Survey: 2019 Results, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr.

Sociology Technical Reports

The STRIPS (Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) project has developed collaborative partnerships with more than 35 farmers and landowners who have integrated prairie strips into their farm landscapes. One of the STRIPS project’s guiding principles is to “create and maintain feedback loops for information sharing among team members, farmer/farm landowner adopters, and other stakeholders.” A major goal of these feedback loops is to learn from collaborators who have adopted prairie strips so project staff can help current (and future) collaborators to successfully establish and manage prairie strips.


Conversations With Non-Choir Farmers: Implications For Conservation Adoption. Report For The Walton Family Foundation, Pranay Ranjan, Sarah P. Church, J. G. Arbuckle, Benjamin M. Gramig, Carson J. Reeling, Linda S. Prokopy Mar 2020

Conversations With Non-Choir Farmers: Implications For Conservation Adoption. Report For The Walton Family Foundation, Pranay Ranjan, Sarah P. Church, J. G. Arbuckle, Benjamin M. Gramig, Carson J. Reeling, Linda S. Prokopy

Sociology Technical Reports

The following report documents the results and implications for the study, “Conversations with non-choir farmers: Implications for conservation adoption”. We conducted 10 in-person focus groups with farmers (IN=5; IA=3; IL=2) and three online focus groups with non-operating landowners (NOLs) who own land in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. This research sought to answer the following research questions:

1) What are viable strategies beyond what WFF is currently investing in to promote agricultural practices that that reduce nutrient runoff?

2) How and under what conditions can policies help to change farmer and landowner behavior? What are potential barriers, particularly ...


Ascending Toward New Heights: Building Navigational Capital For Latinx Community College Students, Erin E. Doran, Paul Hengesteg Mar 2020

Ascending Toward New Heights: Building Navigational Capital For Latinx Community College Students, Erin E. Doran, Paul Hengesteg

Education Publications

The Ascender program was created in 2012 by Catch the Next Inc., to address the challenges of increasing community college retention and transfer rates, especially among Latinx students in developmental education. This study looks at the experiences of participants in this program and how it provided validating experiences and fostered their navigational capital on campus and through the transfer process. Results show that a rich first-year experience and additional engagement with the Ascender program helps students learn how to better navigate the complex systems of financial aid and transfer processes while also building their confidence as successful college students.


Teaching Primo To Every Student: Incorporating Primo Instruction Into An Online Information Literacy Course, Cara Stone, Erin Thomas, Kristine K. Stacy-Bates Feb 2020

Teaching Primo To Every Student: Incorporating Primo Instruction Into An Online Information Literacy Course, Cara Stone, Erin Thomas, Kristine K. Stacy-Bates

Reference and Instruction Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

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A Systematic Review And Qualitative Synthesis Resulting In A Typology Of Elementary Classroom Movement Integration Interventions, Spyridoula Vazou, Collin A. Webster, Gregory Stewart, Priscila Candal, Cate A. Egan, Adam Pennell, Laura B. Russ Jan 2020

A Systematic Review And Qualitative Synthesis Resulting In A Typology Of Elementary Classroom Movement Integration Interventions, Spyridoula Vazou, Collin A. Webster, Gregory Stewart, Priscila Candal, Cate A. Egan, Adam Pennell, Laura B. Russ

Kinesiology Publications

Background/Objective: Movement integration (MI) involves infusing physical activity into normal classroom time. A wide range of MI interventions have succeeded in increasing children’s participation in physical activity. However, no previous research has attempted to unpack the various MI intervention approaches. Therefore, this study aimed to systematically review, qualitatively analyze, and develop a typology of MI interventions conducted in primary/ elementary school settings.

Subjects/Methods: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed to identify published MI interventions. Irrelevant records were removed first by title, then by abstract, and finally by full texts of articles ...


Understanding Graduate Writers’ Interaction With And Impact Of The Research Writing Tutor During Revision, Elena Cotos, Sarah Rebecca Huffman, Stephanie Link Jan 2020

Understanding Graduate Writers’ Interaction With And Impact Of The Research Writing Tutor During Revision, Elena Cotos, Sarah Rebecca Huffman, Stephanie Link

Center for Communication Excellence Publications

Teaching the craft of written science communication is an arduous task that requires familiarity with disciplinary writing conventions. With the burgeoning of technological advancements, practitioners preparing novice research writers can begin to augment teaching and learning with activities in digital writing environments attuned to the conventions of scientific writing in the disciplines. The Research Writing Tutor (RWT) is one such technology. Grounded in an integrative theoretical framework, it was designed to help students acquire knowledge about the research article genre and develop research writing competence. One of its modules was designed to facilitate revision by providing different forms of automated ...


Evaluating The Implementation Of The Switch® School Wellness Intervention Through Mixed Methods., Gabriella Mcloughlin, Priscila Candal, Spyridoula Vazou, Joey A. Lee, David A. Dzewaltowski, Ric R. Rosenkranz, Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, Douglas Gentile, Laura C. Liechty, Senlin Chen, Gregory Welk Jan 2020

Evaluating The Implementation Of The Switch® School Wellness Intervention Through Mixed Methods., Gabriella Mcloughlin, Priscila Candal, Spyridoula Vazou, Joey A. Lee, David A. Dzewaltowski, Ric R. Rosenkranz, Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, Douglas Gentile, Laura C. Liechty, Senlin Chen, Gregory Welk

Kinesiology Publications

Background: School wellness programming is important for promoting academic achievement and healthy lifestyles in youth; however, research is needed on methods that can help schools implement and sustain programs on their own. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors within and outside the school environment that impacted school capacity for implementation and potential sustainability of wellness programming.

Methods: As part of the School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health (SWITCH®) intervention, elementary school wellness teams (N=30) were guided through a capacity-building process focused on promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors in students. Data on implementation were collected ...


Utilizing An Evidence Based Safety Curriculum: A Review Of Factors That May Influence Effectiveness, Dustin K. Perry, Scott W. Smalley, Michael L. Pate Jan 2020

Utilizing An Evidence Based Safety Curriculum: A Review Of Factors That May Influence Effectiveness, Dustin K. Perry, Scott W. Smalley, Michael L. Pate

Agricultural Education and Studies Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

With a national estimate of 121,252 injuries from 2001-2014, youth who live on, work on, or visit farms in the United States have been identified as a special population at high risk for non-fatal and fatal injuries (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH], 2014). The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of utilizing an evidence based, “Train the Teacher” approach to increase the safety knowledge and awareness of secondary students. During the 2017-2018 academic year, a representative convenience sample of students whose educators participated in Montana and South Dakota training was sought for this ...


Exploring Content, Pedagogy, And Literacy Strategies Among Preservice Teachers In Case Institutes, John D. Tummons, Laura Hasselquist, Scott W. Smalley Jan 2020

Exploring Content, Pedagogy, And Literacy Strategies Among Preservice Teachers In Case Institutes, John D. Tummons, Laura Hasselquist, Scott W. Smalley

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Educational leaders implement professional development activities to facilitate teacher learning and growth. Each summer, scores of secondary agriculture teachers attend Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) institutes as a form of professional development. Recently, teacher preparation programs have begun offering CASE institutes for preservice teachers. This study explored the lived experiences of preservice teachers in two CASE institutes. Three central themes emerged from the data: 1) preservice participants wrestled with adoption of inquiry teaching strategies as a teaching method, 2) contextualized literacy in the agriculture classroom helped preservice participants understand their role as a teacher of literacy, and 3) participant ...


Much Bigger Than A Hamburger: Disrupting Problematic Picturebook Depictions Of The Civil Rights Movement, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Amanda E. Vickery Jan 2020

Much Bigger Than A Hamburger: Disrupting Problematic Picturebook Depictions Of The Civil Rights Movement, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Amanda E. Vickery

Education Publications

While more diverse children's literature about youth activism is available than ever before, popular picturebooks often perpetuate problematic tropes about the Civil Rights Movement. In this article, we conduct a critical content analysis of the award-winning picturebook The Youngest Marcher and contrast the book's content to a critical race counterstory of the Movement focused on the collective struggle for justice in the face of racial violence. We argue for the need to engage students in critical race media literacy and offer ways to nuance the limited narratives often found in children's literature.


Disrupting The Dominant Discourse: Exploring The Mentoring Experiences Of Latinx Community College Students, Gloria Crisp, Erin Doran, Vincent D. Carales, Christopher Potts Jan 2020

Disrupting The Dominant Discourse: Exploring The Mentoring Experiences Of Latinx Community College Students, Gloria Crisp, Erin Doran, Vincent D. Carales, Christopher Potts

Education Publications

Aim/Purpose The purpose of this study was to better understand the sources of mentoring and ways in which mentors, as forms of social and familial capital, facilitate the development of capital among Latinx community college students

Background A more focused and nuanced understanding of the role of mentors in further developing Latinx students’ capital is needed to guide mentoring programs in designing asset-based programs that recognize and build upon students’ community cultural wealth

Methodology Drawing from Solórzano and Yosso’s (2001) work, we use asset-based, counter-storytelling as a qualitative, methodological approach to reframe the deficit perspective that is embedded ...


Flipping Student Ability Differences From A Liability To An Advantage: A Team-Based Learning Approach To Introduce Computer Engineering And Problem Solving (Programming) To Freshmen Students, Mohamed Y. Selim, Holly Bender Jan 2020

Flipping Student Ability Differences From A Liability To An Advantage: A Team-Based Learning Approach To Introduce Computer Engineering And Problem Solving (Programming) To Freshmen Students, Mohamed Y. Selim, Holly Bender

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

First-year programming courses have always been a challenge for many students as the course expectation is not only for them to be able to understand programming concepts, but also to produce creative solutions to problems. Moreover, students come from high school with diverse programming backgrounds, i.e., some of them already studied programming and others have no idea what programming is. Team-Based Learning (TBL) seems a natural solution to increase the amount of practice each student will get and to increase students’ interest and confidence. Creating diverse teams to work on different activities will flip students ability differences from liability ...


Planting A Soft Skills Seed In A First-Year Introductory Programming Class Using Team-Based Learning, Joyce C. Lai, Connor L. Kesterson, Mohamed Y. Selim Jan 2020

Planting A Soft Skills Seed In A First-Year Introductory Programming Class Using Team-Based Learning, Joyce C. Lai, Connor L. Kesterson, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Today's competitive global market demands that engineers possess "soft skills" in addition to technical skills. Currently, engineers learn leadership, teamwork, and management skills while working "soft skills the hard way". In order to meet the demands of this changing world, engineering programs in different universities are challenged to come up with innovative ways to teach classes so that graduates are prepared to take on the challenges twenty-first-century engineers face. Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an advancing teaching pedagogy that shifts instruction from a traditional lecture-based teaching paradigm to a structured learning sequence. TBL has shown to be effective in student ...


Taking Irat Outside The Classroom: Using An Interactive Book To Modify Team-Based Learning In A First-Year Programming Course, Connor L. Kesterson, Joyce C. Lai, Mohamed Y. Selim Jan 2020

Taking Irat Outside The Classroom: Using An Interactive Book To Modify Team-Based Learning In A First-Year Programming Course, Connor L. Kesterson, Joyce C. Lai, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an evidence-based collaborative learning teaching strategy designed around units of instruction, known as “modules” that are taught in a three-step cycle: preparation, inclass readiness assurance test (RAT), and application-focused exercise. The in-class RAT includes two sub-tests; individual RAT (iRAT) and team RAT (tRAT). In first-year programming classes, the instructors rely on the mini-lecture to deliver advanced concepts or present a programming exercise to the students. Meanwhile, most of the class time is consumed by the iRAT, tRAT, and application-focused exercise. This paper sheds light on an attempt to modify the conventional TBL approach by taking the ...


Effectiveness Of Utilizing An Evidence Based Safety Curriculum To Increase Student Knowledge, Dustin K. Perry, Scott W. Smalley, Michael L. Pate Jan 2020

Effectiveness Of Utilizing An Evidence Based Safety Curriculum To Increase Student Knowledge, Dustin K. Perry, Scott W. Smalley, Michael L. Pate

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of utilizing an evidence based, “Train the Trainer” approach to increase the safety knowledge and awareness of secondary students. Participating teachers attended a 10-hour, inquiry-based summer training workshop utilizing National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operations Program (NSTMOP) materials focusing on roll-over protection structures, mini-tilt table construction, and on-farm tractor risk assessments. Teachers incorporated workshop lessons into existing curricula. Students completed pretests prior to instruction and posttests after instructional units were delivered. A total of 118 students provided completed preand posttests, with most students identifying as male and more than half ...


Alignment Of A Digital Watershed And Land Use Game To National Education Standards, Katelyn Anderson, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Robert Valek, Lisa A. Schulte, Scott W. Smalley Jan 2020

Alignment Of A Digital Watershed And Land Use Game To National Education Standards, Katelyn Anderson, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Robert Valek, Lisa A. Schulte, Scott W. Smalley

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Digital games, especially simulations, have supported student learning outcomes in the areas of science and agriculture in classrooms and nonformal settings. Simulations contribute robustly to student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and agriculture content areas, especially when they are aligned with national education standards. The People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration (PEWI) simulation is a digital game that was evaluated for fit to two national standards: the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Standards (AFNR). The evaluation of alignment of PEWI to NGSS provided “extensive” evidence on a four‐point scale for ...


Far Beyond Post-Secondary: Longitudinal Analyses Of Topic And Citation Networks In The Field Of Higher Education Studies, Rachel A. Smith, Michael G. Brown Jan 2020

Far Beyond Post-Secondary: Longitudinal Analyses Of Topic And Citation Networks In The Field Of Higher Education Studies, Rachel A. Smith, Michael G. Brown

Education Publications

As attendees at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) annual conference plot their schedules, they are met with an array of choices. The multitude of topical areas, methods, theories, and perspectives on display at any given ASHE conference suggests a rich and diverse vibrancy of scholarship. But such perceived diversity often conceals areas of conflict. Whose voice is being heard? What paper topic seems to fit on which panel or in which section? What is eventually published? The academic study of higher education, like any field of knowledge, has emerging structures and undergoes dynamic changes with potentially ...


Inclusion & Marginalization: How Perceptions Of Design Thinking Pedagogy Influence Computer, Electrical, And Software Engineering Identity, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Erin E. Doran, Rachel E. Friedensen, Elizabeth Martínez-Podolsky, Paul S. Hengesteg Jan 2020

Inclusion & Marginalization: How Perceptions Of Design Thinking Pedagogy Influence Computer, Electrical, And Software Engineering Identity, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Erin E. Doran, Rachel E. Friedensen, Elizabeth Martínez-Podolsky, Paul S. Hengesteg

Education Publications

Engineering identity plays a vital role in the persistence of engineering students, yet limited research exists on how particular pedagogical approaches influence engineering identity at the college level. This qualitative case study explored how undergraduate student perceptions of design thinking pedagogy influence computer, electrical, and software engineering identity. The study found that design thinking pedagogy reinforces the recognition of an engineering identity, particularly for those from historically marginalized groups (i.e., women, people of color). Intentional implementation, including organization and framing of design thinking pedagogy, was an essential foundation for fostering student interest in the course and connecting to their ...


"What's Expected Of Us As We Integrate The Two Disciplines?": Two-Year College Faculty Engage With Basic Writing Reform., Erin Doran Dec 2019

"What's Expected Of Us As We Integrate The Two Disciplines?": Two-Year College Faculty Engage With Basic Writing Reform., Erin Doran

Education Publications

Drawing on interviews from faculty at one community college in Texas, this case study focuses on one college and the change process faculty experienced in integrating its developmental reading and writing curriculum. This study centers on the faculty perspective of policy and curriculum implementation, a voice that is often lost or underrepresented in the research literature and offers insight into how colleges can support their faculty who are responding to curricular change and/or policy mandates.


Basis Key To Hedging Success, Lee Schulz Nov 2019

Basis Key To Hedging Success, Lee Schulz

Economics Publications

Livestock Outlook: Understand how fed cattle risk management tools work.