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Whatever Happened To Art And Design?: Using Archival Practice To Manage The Impact Of Academic Restructuring On Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku Dec 2013

Whatever Happened To Art And Design?: Using Archival Practice To Manage The Impact Of Academic Restructuring On Institutional Repositories, Harrison W. Inefuku

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Publications

In the interest of providing access to and preserving scholarship produced by faculty, students and staff, many universities have developed and implemented institutional repositories. Repositories are often organized into communities that correspond to campus units, including departments, research centers and institutes, and administrative offices. Universities, however, frequently undergo academic restructuring, which can make repository organization out of sync with university organization. This article addresses the impact of academic restructuring on repositories and looks to practices from archival arrangement and description to create repository organizational structures and community descriptions flexible enough to reflect university organization, despite changes arising from academic restructuring.


Landlabs: An Integrated Approach To Creating Agricultural Enterprises That Meet The Triple Botom Line, Nicholas Jordan, Lisa A. Schulte, Carol Williams, David Mulla, David Pitt, Carissa Shively Slotterback, Randall Jackson, Douglas Landis, Bruce Dale, Dennis Becker, Mark Rickenbach, Matt Helmers, V. Bobby Bringi Dec 2013

Landlabs: An Integrated Approach To Creating Agricultural Enterprises That Meet The Triple Botom Line, Nicholas Jordan, Lisa A. Schulte, Carol Williams, David Mulla, David Pitt, Carissa Shively Slotterback, Randall Jackson, Douglas Landis, Bruce Dale, Dennis Becker, Mark Rickenbach, Matt Helmers, V. Bobby Bringi

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Global demand is increasing for food, feed, and fiber; for additional agricultural outputs, such as biofuels; and for ecosystem services, such as clean water and outdoor recreation. In response, new agricultural enterprises are needed that produce more outputs from existing lands while meeting the "triple bottom line" of high performance in economic, environmental, and social terms. Establishing such enterprises requires coordination and development within three critical domains: landscape configurations (i.e., types and arrangements of land uses), supply/value chains (i.e., processing and utilization), and policy and governance. In this essay, we describe our efforts, as land-grant university scientists ...


Implementing Pedagogical Change In Introductory Biology Courses Through The Use Of Faculty Learning Communities, Elizabeth A. Addis, Kathleen M. Quardokus, Diane C. Bassham, Philip W. Becraft, Clark R. Coffman, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, Nancy M. Boury, James T. Colbert Nov 2013

Implementing Pedagogical Change In Introductory Biology Courses Through The Use Of Faculty Learning Communities, Elizabeth A. Addis, Kathleen M. Quardokus, Diane C. Bassham, Philip W. Becraft, Clark R. Coffman, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, Nancy M. Boury, James T. Colbert

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Publications

Recent national reports have indicated a need for significant changes in science higher education, with the inclusion of more studentcentered learning. However, substantial barriers to change exist. These include a lack of faculty awareness and understanding of appropriate pedagogical approaches, large class sizes, the time commitment needed to make these changes, and lack of resources and support. At Iowa State University, the implementation of student-centered learning in introductory biology classes is being facilitated by the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs). Progress toward this goal was assessed via surveys of faculty, including both FLC participants and nonparticipants, to determine their ...


Is The Effectiveness Of Lecture Capture Related To Teaching Approach Or Content Type?, Jared A. Danielson, Vanessa Preast, Holly Bender, Lesya M. Hassall Oct 2013

Is The Effectiveness Of Lecture Capture Related To Teaching Approach Or Content Type?, Jared A. Danielson, Vanessa Preast, Holly Bender, Lesya M. Hassall

Veterinary Pathology Publications and Papers

The purpose of two related studies was to explore the relationships between course characteristics (teaching approach, content type, and level of curricular coordination), lecture-capture implementation, and learning in a veterinary medical education environment. Two hundred and twenty two students and 35 faculty members participated in the first study, which surveyed respondents regarding their perception of lecture-capture use and impact on learning. Four hundred and ninety one students participated in the second study, which compared scores on a standardized test of basic science knowledge among groups experiencing various levels of lecture-capture implementation. Students were most likely to view captured lectures in ...


First Look At Graduate Student Borrowing At Isu, Craig A. Ogilvie, Gregory R. Forbes, Karl E. Schindel, Lawrence Mosley Oct 2013

First Look At Graduate Student Borrowing At Isu, Craig A. Ogilvie, Gregory R. Forbes, Karl E. Schindel, Lawrence Mosley

Graduate College Reports

Main points: 40–45% of US masters students across ISU take out a loan in a given semester; By the end of two years, masters students who take out loans have ~$25,000 debt, 45% of US PhD students across ISU take out a loan in a given semester; By the end of five years, PhD students who take out loans have ~$32,000 debt; PhD, masters students on assistantships take out more loans.


Getting Real: A Student Perspective On Benefits And Challenges Of Incorporating Industry Projects Into The Classroom, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti Oct 2013

Getting Real: A Student Perspective On Benefits And Challenges Of Incorporating Industry Projects Into The Classroom, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Learning through industry collaborations in classroom activities is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Challenges drawn from industry can increase student knowledge and future employability.


(Re)Covering Shelter: Enhancing Structural Design Pedagogy By Designing For Disaster Relief, Rob Whitehead Oct 2013

(Re)Covering Shelter: Enhancing Structural Design Pedagogy By Designing For Disaster Relief, Rob Whitehead

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The pedagogical model for teaching structural design to architecture students can be enhanced with the inclusion of design-based exercises that are purposefully constrained by programmatically justifiable and technically specific limits, like those found in design of disaster relief shelters.


Formation And Development Of Effective Student Teams To Facilitate Team-Based Learning, Gretchen A. Mosher Oct 2013

Formation And Development Of Effective Student Teams To Facilitate Team-Based Learning, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The ability to work in an effective team has been identified by employers as a key skill for students entering the work force. Furthermore, a desire for active learning by both students and faculty has also increased the use of team-based learning. However, team-based learning also has its drawbacks – notably, managing conflict among team members, reconciling differing levels of effort by students, and the construction of a fair and effective method of assessment for teambased work. Highly developed and cohesive teams allow the focus of the classroom to be on engaged and transformative learning, yet previous research has focused mostly ...


The Family-Environment Connection: Filling A Nationwide Program Gap, Anthony Santiago, Nancy K. Franz, Rebecca Christoffel, Kristi A. Cooper, Brenda K. Schmitt Oct 2013

The Family-Environment Connection: Filling A Nationwide Program Gap, Anthony Santiago, Nancy K. Franz, Rebecca Christoffel, Kristi A. Cooper, Brenda K. Schmitt

Education Publications

Since its inception, Extension has focused on helping individuals, families, and communities change economic, environmental, and social conditions. Over the organization's history, environmental condition change programming has been mostly the purview of natural resource educators and less often conducted by family and consumer science professionals. There is no evidence of a comprehensive approach to environmental education in Extension linked to family development. In addition, no evidence was found of any Extension educators conducting environmental education with the family unit as the audience. The Family-Environment Connection initiative created by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to fill this gap.


A Reexamination Of Factors Contributing To Apparel Majors' Stress And Abilities To Effectively Manage Their Time, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti, Xinxin Wang Oct 2013

A Reexamination Of Factors Contributing To Apparel Majors' Stress And Abilities To Effectively Manage Their Time, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti, Xinxin Wang

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This study is a replication of the time spent and stress study reported in 2006. The purpose of this study was to provide an update to the original results, noting differences and similarities among students today vs. five years ago.


Exploring International Teaching Assistants Experiences In The U.S. Classroom: Implications For Educational Practices And Training, Sonali Diddi, Hui-Siang Tan, Elena E. Karpova Oct 2013

Exploring International Teaching Assistants Experiences In The U.S. Classroom: Implications For Educational Practices And Training, Sonali Diddi, Hui-Siang Tan, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

With the growing number of international graduate assistants in U.S. undergraduate classrooms, this study explored ITAs experiences in order to create a better classroom for effective teaching and learning.


Studying Overseas: Factors Impacting Intention Of Female Students In Mainland China, Yi Zhang, Jie Sun, Linda Serra Hagedorn Oct 2013

Studying Overseas: Factors Impacting Intention Of Female Students In Mainland China, Yi Zhang, Jie Sun, Linda Serra Hagedorn

Education Publications

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that impact Chinese female students’ intention to study overseas. This study also aimed to understand how these factors impact female students’ decision making process. Using a survey questionnaire, data were collected from 96 female undergraduates who enrolled in a 4-year public university in North Central China fall 2010. Descriptive analyses, exploratory factor analyses, and structural equations modeling were utilized to answer the research questions. The results of the study indicated that students’ satisfaction with campus experience, English proficiency, and only child status had significant direct effects on their intention to ...


Wac/Wid Meets Cxc/Cid: A Dialogue Between Writing Studies And Communication Studies, Denise Ann Vrchota, David R. Russell Oct 2013

Wac/Wid Meets Cxc/Cid: A Dialogue Between Writing Studies And Communication Studies, Denise Ann Vrchota, David R. Russell

English Publications

We work in the same English Department doing the same kind of work—but in two very different fields. Here at Iowa State University (ISU), English includes Speech Communication and Communication Studies. We sat down to have a coffee, find out what we have in common (and do not), and speculate about the future.


Agep Student Survey, Craig A. Ogilvie Jul 2013

Agep Student Survey, Craig A. Ogilvie

Graduate College Reports

AGEP alumni from ISU, UoI, UNI were survey in 2012 as part of the closeout activities of the NSF AGEP grant. Here is a summary.


Surveying Student Perspectives To Enhance Civic And Global Learning, Robert D. Reason, Larry A. Braskamp Jul 2013

Surveying Student Perspectives To Enhance Civic And Global Learning, Robert D. Reason, Larry A. Braskamp

Education Publications

Throughout its history, American higher education has prepared students for principled citizenship in a democratic society. Yet in recent years, public critique has focused ever more sharply on higher education's role in fueling economic growth (National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement 2012). In the face of these pressures, several educational leaders and organizations, including the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), have called on colleges and universities to recommit to preparing students to become active workers and citizens. Fortunately, these are complementary goals. By helping students develop civic capacities like a sense of personal ...


Academic Engagement Of Hospitality Students, Donald G. Schoffstall, Susan W. Arendt, Eric A. Brown Jul 2013

Academic Engagement Of Hospitality Students, Donald G. Schoffstall, Susan W. Arendt, Eric A. Brown

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Student academic engagement has been researched over the years, drawing limited conclusions and suggestions for improvement. In this study, researchers utilized National Survey for Student Engagement data from a large Midwestern university to examine the academic engagement of hospitality management students and compared their engagement to business students. It was found that 50% of the participating hospitality students spent 11 h or more each week preparing for classes. For both groups, finances were reported as the biggest obstacle to academic progress. The research study provides an examination of hospitality students’ academic engagement. Suggestions are presented for hospitality educators.


Problem Framing Behavior In Statics And Thermodynamics, John K. Jackman, Stephen B. Gilbert, Gloria Starns, Matthew Hagge Jun 2013

Problem Framing Behavior In Statics And Thermodynamics, John K. Jackman, Stephen B. Gilbert, Gloria Starns, Matthew Hagge

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

When engineering students struggle with problems, it usually occurs in the problem framing stage when they are trying to identify the relevant principles and concepts and how they are related to each other (e.g., a free body diagram, vapor dome graph, state diagram). We are interested in identifying when students are experiencing difficulty in this problem framing stage so that we can provide meaningful formative assessment in terms of hints that helps them develop better problem solving skills. To identify when students are experiencing difficulty in problem framing, we collected data on student behavior as they solved problems with ...


Improving Extension Programs: Putting Public Value Stories And Statements To Work, Nancy K. Franz Jun 2013

Improving Extension Programs: Putting Public Value Stories And Statements To Work, Nancy K. Franz

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

Extension has begun to embrace the public value movement that originated in public administration circles. The motivation appears to be driven by external accountability rather than internal interest in improving programming and results. The development of public value statements and stories can be used throughout the program cycle and for other program and professional tasks to help address internal and external cries for the articulation of public value. Extension workers should use public value statements and stories in their work on a daily basis in a variety of ways to enhance their effectiveness and the transformative impact of their programs.


Broadening Participation: A Report On A Series Of Workshops Aimed At Building Community And Increasing The Number Of Women And Minorities In Engineering Design, Katherine Fu, Tahira N. Reid, Janis P. Terpenny, Deborah Thurston, Judy M. Vance, Susan Finger, Gloria J. Wiens, Kazem Kazerounian, Janet Katherine Allen, Kathy Jacobson Jun 2013

Broadening Participation: A Report On A Series Of Workshops Aimed At Building Community And Increasing The Number Of Women And Minorities In Engineering Design, Katherine Fu, Tahira N. Reid, Janis P. Terpenny, Deborah Thurston, Judy M. Vance, Susan Finger, Gloria J. Wiens, Kazem Kazerounian, Janet Katherine Allen, Kathy Jacobson

Mechanical Engineering Conference Presentations, Papers, and Proceedings

Despite some progress in increasing the numbers of women and minorities in engineering over the past 30 years, their full participation in the discipline has yet to be achieved, particularly in engineering academia. One cause is the "leaky pipeline"; even after women and minorities choose to major in engineering, they drop out at rates higher than their counterparts along all career stages (undergraduate school, graduate school, tenure-track, etc.). Their small numbers creates isolation that has the unfortunate risks of struggle, less professional success, less sense of personal belonging, and less retention. Our hypothesis is that building a community that provides ...


Exploring Early College Credit Implications For Engineering, Karen A. Zunkel, Jason L. Pontius, Thomas J. Brumm Jun 2013

Exploring Early College Credit Implications For Engineering, Karen A. Zunkel, Jason L. Pontius, Thomas J. Brumm

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

In the past decade, increasing numbers of students are taking college credit courses while still in high school, through programs such as Advanced Placement or through agreements with the local community colleges. Recognizing this trend, an Iowa State University task force researched the impact that this early college credit (ECC) was having on both the student experience and the university. The study methodology included both quantitative and qualitative analyses, using student academic records, student surveys and focus groups, faculty focus groups, and review of institutional materials. This paper disaggregates institutional findings to compare the experiences of engineering and non-engineering students ...


Ipads And Tablets: Today’S Extension Demonstration, Nancy K. Franz, Peggy Martin Jun 2013

Ipads And Tablets: Today’S Extension Demonstration, Nancy K. Franz, Peggy Martin

Education Publications

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educators are using iPads to deepen and expand education by showing learners online resources on nutrition including signing up for blogs and visiting our Spend Smart Eat Smart website and Facebook page.


Weather Forecasting As A Learning Tool In A Large Service Course: Does Practice Make Perfect?, Elizabeth J. Suess, Cinzia Cervato, William A. Gallus Jr., Jonathan M. Hobbs Jun 2013

Weather Forecasting As A Learning Tool In A Large Service Course: Does Practice Make Perfect?, Elizabeth J. Suess, Cinzia Cervato, William A. Gallus Jr., Jonathan M. Hobbs

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Each spring roughly 200 students, mostly nonmajors, enroll in the Introduction to Meteorology course at Iowa State University and are required to make at least 25 forecasts throughout the semester. The Dynamic Weather Forecaster (DWF) forecasting platform requires students to forecast more than just simple ‘‘numeric’’ forecasts and includes questions on advection, cloudiness, and precipitation factors that are not included in forecast contests often used in meteorology courses. The present study examines the evolution of forecasting skill for students enrolled in the class in spring 2010 and 2011 and compares student performance with that of an ‘‘expert forecaster.’’ The expert ...


The Big Crunch: A Hybrid Solution To Earth And Space Science Instruction For Elementary Education Majors, Cinzia Cervato, Charles Kerton, Andrea Peer, Lesya M. Hassall, Allan Schmidt May 2013

The Big Crunch: A Hybrid Solution To Earth And Space Science Instruction For Elementary Education Majors, Cinzia Cervato, Charles Kerton, Andrea Peer, Lesya M. Hassall, Allan Schmidt

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

We describe the rationale and process for the development of a new hybrid Earth and Space Science course for elementary education majors. A five-step course design model, applicable to both online and traditional courses, is presented. Assessment of the course outcomes after two semesters indicates that the intensive time invested in the development of the course results in a manageable workload during the semester for faculty with an already full teaching load. We also found that average scores in proctored online exams for this cohort of students are identical to the average scores of students from the same major enrolled ...


Designing A Resilient Agriculture For A Changing World: How Land Grant Universities Can Help, Frederick L. Kirschenmann Apr 2013

Designing A Resilient Agriculture For A Changing World: How Land Grant Universities Can Help, Frederick L. Kirschenmann

Leopold Center Conference Papers

Land grant universities can help agriculture face major challenges in the future by focusing research on biodiversity, ecological and soil health, and providing resources for a knowledge-intensive production system that encourages private entrepreneurs.


Turning The Tables: Assigning Reflective Writing In An Introductory Earth And Space Science Course With Pre-Service Teachers Who Don't Like Science, Cinzia Cervato, Charles Kerton Apr 2013

Turning The Tables: Assigning Reflective Writing In An Introductory Earth And Space Science Course With Pre-Service Teachers Who Don't Like Science, Cinzia Cervato, Charles Kerton

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Political official in some states are beginning to recognize the need for Earth and Space science education across the K-12 curriculum. Case in point: In 2010 Iowa changed teacher certification requirements of K-5 education so that they include a three-credit Earth and Space Science (E&SS) course. In response to this requirement, we developed a hybrid course consisting of a two-credit online component and a one-credit, two-hour lab that could serve as a model for others. The students enrolled in this introductory-level course are primarily freshman and sophomore elementary education majors. Because of lab space limitations and in order to ...


Providing Corrective Feedback During Retrieval Practice Does Not Increase Retrieval-Induced Forgetting, Matthew R. Erdman, Jason C.K. Chan Apr 2013

Providing Corrective Feedback During Retrieval Practice Does Not Increase Retrieval-Induced Forgetting, Matthew R. Erdman, Jason C.K. Chan

Psychology Publications

Recalling a subset of studied materials can impair subsequent retrieval of related, nontested materials. In two experiments, we examined the influence of providing corrective feedback (no feedback, immediate feedback, delayed feedback) during retrieval practice on this retrieval-induced forgetting effect. Performance was assessed with category cued recall (e.g., recall all exemplars studied under Weather), category-and-stem cued recall (e.g., Weather–B___), and recognition. We report a dissociation between the effects of feedback on memory of the tested materials and the nontested materials. Whereas providing immediate or delayed feedback (compared to no feedback) improved recall and recognition of the tested items ...


Applied Social Science Research To Improve Water Quality Programming: Participatory Evaluation Of Iowa's Clean Water State Revolving Fund Programs, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Patti Cale-Finnegan, Tony Toigo Mar 2013

Applied Social Science Research To Improve Water Quality Programming: Participatory Evaluation Of Iowa's Clean Water State Revolving Fund Programs, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Patti Cale-Finnegan, Tony Toigo

Sociology Publications

The Iowa Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), established by the Clean Water Act, is a federal assistance program primarily administered by the states. While currently 94 percent of the loan dollars nationally are used for publicly owned wastewater facilities (Section 212 or “point source” projects), states may also fund nonpoint source pollution control (Section 319) and estuary protection (Section 320) projects (USEPA, 2012). Seventeen states have provided some level of funding for soil erosion control and manure management practices for nonpoint source water quality protection.


Going Multimodal: Programmatic, Curricular, And Classroom Change, Chanon Adsanatham, Phil Alexander, Kerrie Carsey, Abby Dubisar, Wioleta Fedeczko, Denise Landrum, Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Heidi Mckee, Kristen Moore, Gina Patterson, Michele Polak Mar 2013

Going Multimodal: Programmatic, Curricular, And Classroom Change, Chanon Adsanatham, Phil Alexander, Kerrie Carsey, Abby Dubisar, Wioleta Fedeczko, Denise Landrum, Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Heidi Mckee, Kristen Moore, Gina Patterson, Michele Polak

English Publications

AS THE STUDENTS NOTE IN this epigraph, we do not live in a monomodal world. Rather, we experience the world and communicate through multiple modalities. "To confine" students to learning in only one mode, typically the textual mode in first-year writing courses, indeed limits, students' understanding and creative potential-a point that has reemerged in considerations of education and the teaching of writing...


The Data Party: Involving Stakeholders In Meaningful Data Analysis, Nancy K. Franz, Nancy K. Franz Feb 2013

The Data Party: Involving Stakeholders In Meaningful Data Analysis, Nancy K. Franz, Nancy K. Franz

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

A hallmark of Extension includes the involvement of stakeholders in research and program needs assessment, design, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. A data party can be used to enhance this stakeholder involvement specifically in data analysis. This type of event can not only increase client participation in Extension programming and research but also enhance community buy-in, reinforce human and community development, and provide more authentic data interpretation.


Utilizing Activity Theory As A Framework To Evaluate Globally Dispersed Teamwork In A Retail Interior Design Studio, Lori B. Stone, Cigdem T. Akkurt, Pia Schneider, Alessandro Cece Feb 2013

Utilizing Activity Theory As A Framework To Evaluate Globally Dispersed Teamwork In A Retail Interior Design Studio, Lori B. Stone, Cigdem T. Akkurt, Pia Schneider, Alessandro Cece

Interior Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

Design projects are becoming global, and utilizing digital technology for communication among team members is important (Bender, 2005). Providing authentic learning experiences for interior design students helps prepare them for real world challenges in the workplace, where design firms have multiple offices around the world. In this study we employ activity theory (Choi & Kang, 2010) as a framework to evaluate a team’s communication activities and how these activities predict the team’s success.