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Reporting Program Impacts: Slaying The Dragon Of Resistance, Nancy K. Franz, Mark Mccann Dec 2007

Reporting Program Impacts: Slaying The Dragon Of Resistance, Nancy K. Franz, Mark Mccann

Nancy K. Franz

Virginia Cooperative Extension has responded to today's environment of enhanced accountability by improving the organization's program impact reporting. Successful strategies to enhance the quantity and quality of program impact reports include new hires, training faculty and administration, individual and small group technical assistance, development of reporting tools, and tying impact reporting to performance and recognition. This holistic approach resulted in enhanced reporting and use of program impacts as well as improved program design and evaluation.


With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova Nov 2007

With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Required reading in a Global Issues course were diversified in order to achieve four objectives: (a) increase students' interest in learning about global issues involved in textile production and trade, (b) comprehend relationships among the multifaceted issues, (c) understand conflicting interest of various stakeholders, and (d) relate this information to themselves.


Using The Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale To Examine The Psychological Wellness Of Today's Undergraduate Students, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti Nov 2007

Using The Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale To Examine The Psychological Wellness Of Today's Undergraduate Students, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Life satisfaction, or the global evaluation of ones' own life, is an essential component of subjective well-being. The increasing formation of wellness programs in higher education settings is evidence of institutional efforts to enhance the quality of life, psychological well-being, and holistic development of students.


Diagnostic Testing Of Introductory Geology Students, Cinzia Cervato, James A. Rudd Ii, Vivian Z. Wang Nov 2007

Diagnostic Testing Of Introductory Geology Students, Cinzia Cervato, James A. Rudd Ii, Vivian Z. Wang

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

A diagnostic test for assessing the general and Earth science knowledge of entry-level college students was administered to 451 students in 2002 and 401 students in 2003 enrolled in an introductory geology course at Iowa State University. The study shows that male students, seniors, and science-technology-math majors score higher than female students, freshmen, and non-science-technology-math majors and that the differences are statistically significant. Also, students who scored higher on the diagnostic test were more likely to pass the course. The results support the feasibility of a standardized diagnostic test as a tool for geoscience instructors for curriculum planning, student advising ...


Technology And Design Thinking: A Look At Interior Design Students’ Conceptualizations, Lori A. Brunner Nov 2007

Technology And Design Thinking: A Look At Interior Design Students’ Conceptualizations, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore interior design students’ understanding of their design thinking, and to investigate how they view digital technology’s role in these activities. The research questions are: 1. How do interior design students conceptualize interior design as a discipline? 2. How do these students conceptualize their design process? 3. What value do students place on the “process book”1 as a representation of their design breadth and depth in a given project? 4. How do students view computer technology’s role in their design thinking and their design products? Participants viewed interior design ...


Teaching Science To Students From Rural Mexico: Learning More About Ell Students' Communities Of Origin., Katherine R. Bruna, Dennis Chamberlin, Hannah Lewis, Edna M. Lopez Ceballos Nov 2007

Teaching Science To Students From Rural Mexico: Learning More About Ell Students' Communities Of Origin., Katherine R. Bruna, Dennis Chamberlin, Hannah Lewis, Edna M. Lopez Ceballos

Education Publications

George Roberts has been teaching ninth-grade Earth science in Gardston, Iowa, for 10 years. This year, as chair of Gardston High School's science department, he agreed to have all the English Language Learner (ELL) students assigned to his classes. George's goal was to learn more about the needs of these students and arrive at a set of techniques he could share with the rest of his science team. Unlike many other science educators, George has a distinct advantage: The majority of ELLs at Gardston High School immigrate from a particular community.


Nutrition Quackery—Wading Through The Science, Sarah L. Francis Sep 2007

Nutrition Quackery—Wading Through The Science, Sarah L. Francis

Sarah L. Francis

Nutrition quackery is misleading information about nutrition and health. This publication contains 10 red flags of junk science and questions to ask when looking at health information, products, and advertisements.


Add Some Spice To Your Life—Herb And Spice Lists, Sarah L. Francis Sep 2007

Add Some Spice To Your Life—Herb And Spice Lists, Sarah L. Francis

Sarah L. Francis

Herb and spice combinations for meats and for vegetables are suggested in this publication, which also contains proper herb-drying and spice use tips.


It's All In The Hands—Estimating Serving Sizes, Sarah L. Francis Sep 2007

It's All In The Hands—Estimating Serving Sizes, Sarah L. Francis

Sarah L. Francis

Our hands are the easiest way to estimate serving sizes when we the proper tools are not available. This publication shows how to use hands to estimate serving sizes.


How To Stay Sane As A Faculty Advisor To A Student-Run Event, Sara B. Marcketti Sep 2007

How To Stay Sane As A Faculty Advisor To A Student-Run Event, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Serving as a faculty advisor to the student-planned, -promoted, and - produced annual fashion show resulted in some of my most proud professional moments – and some of the most wrenching stressors I’ve experienced to date.As mentioned in a previous Campus Events Professional, the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing (TC) Annual Fashion Show is the most public event in the TC program and is attended by university administrators, faculty, alumni, industry executives, and family and friends.We have received media coverage for our event and actively seek to raise awareness of our show and program among national and international ...


Understanding Children: Self-Esteem, Lesia L. Oesterreich Sep 2007

Understanding Children: Self-Esteem, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Self-esteem involves developing a sense of self-worth by feeling lovable and capable. Children tackle this task differently at different developmental ages. Learn about those differences and what parents can do.


Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Tutorial For Teaching How To Make A Blood Smear., Vanessa Preast, Jared A. Danielson, Holly Bender, Maury Bousson Sep 2007

Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Tutorial For Teaching How To Make A Blood Smear., Vanessa Preast, Jared A. Danielson, Holly Bender, Maury Bousson

Veterinary Pathology Publications and Papers

BACKGROUND:

Computer-aided instruction (CAI) was developed to teach veterinary students how to make blood smears. This instruction was intended to replace the traditional instructional method in order to promote efficient use of faculty resources while maintaining learning outcomes and student satisfaction.

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a computer-aided blood smear tutorial on 1) instructor's teaching time, 2) students' ability to make blood smears, and 3) students' ability to recognize smear quality.

METHODS:

Three laboratory sessions for senior veterinary students were taught using traditional methods (control group) and 4 sessions were taught using ...


Turning A Fashion Show Event Into An Event Planning Class, Sara B. Marcketti Aug 2007

Turning A Fashion Show Event Into An Event Planning Class, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The Iowa State University Fashion Show is the most public event in the Textiles and Clothing (TC) Program. It is currently in its 26th year and is attended by over 1,800 guests, including Iowa State University’s president, local dignitaries, elected officials and minor celebrities, and industry executives and has an annual budget of $30,000. Every aspect, from the development of apparel designs to the planning and promotion of the runway show, is completed by undergraduate students.


Understanding Children: Children And Sleep, Lesia L. Oesterreich Aug 2007

Understanding Children: Children And Sleep, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Regular rest and sleep are necessary for children. Read about children's sleep needs, routines, and common sleep problems that may arise.


Iowa State University Advance Program, Annual Report, Year 1: June 2007, Iowa State University Advance Program Jul 2007

Iowa State University Advance Program, Annual Report, Year 1: June 2007, Iowa State University Advance Program

Office of the Provost Reports

The goal of the ISU ADVANCE program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to produce institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the university. Our approach focuses on transforming departmental cultures (views, attitudes, norms and shared beliefs), practices (what people say and do), and structures (physical and social arrangements), as well as university policies, through active participation of individuals at all levels of the university.


Human Sciences Matters (Summer 2007), Iowa State University College Of Human Sciences Jul 2007

Human Sciences Matters (Summer 2007), Iowa State University College Of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences Matters

No abstract provided.


The Economic Impacts Of Iowa State University In Fiscal 2006, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington Jul 2007

The Economic Impacts Of Iowa State University In Fiscal 2006, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

Iowa State University contributes significantly to the state’s economy. This study isolates the economic impacts of the university as an Iowa educational, scientific, service, cultural, and recreational center. This study also measures the economic impact value of ISU student spending in central Iowa.


Student/Faculty Connections In The Development Of Teaching, Gary D. Koppenhaver, Virginia Blackburn, Kay M. Palan, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader Jul 2007

Student/Faculty Connections In The Development Of Teaching, Gary D. Koppenhaver, Virginia Blackburn, Kay M. Palan, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader

Management Publications

This project directly involved students in two different models of instructional development. The first model was a Student Consultant program in which faculty selected from a menu of instructional services carried out by students. Typical services included attending class as impartial observers, soliciting feedback from other students on their learning experiences, videotaping class sessions, and evaluating course websites. The second model of instructional development was a program of student-assisted teaching seminars for college faculty. Student Associates helped serve as panelists and facilitators. Assessments of attitudes toward teaching indicated that faculty members viewed both professors and students as collaborators in the ...


The Development Of Undergraduate Distance Education Engineering Programs In North Carolina, Sarah A. Rajala, Tom Miller Jun 2007

The Development Of Undergraduate Distance Education Engineering Programs In North Carolina, Sarah A. Rajala, Tom Miller

Sarah A. Rajala

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has a strong track record in providing distance education to the citizens in North Carolina through credit-based courses and degree programs. To provide increased access to engineering education on the undergraduate level and enhance the success of the student transfer population, the College of Engineering developed two new 2+2 engineering programs and a distance education bachelor of science in engineering program. The 2+2 programs are designed to provide students enrolled at institutions without engineering programs the opportunity to take some of the fundamental engineering courses in addition to their ...


An Integrated Living And Learning Community For First And Second Year Undergraduate Women In Science & Engineering, Katherine Titus-Becker, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura Bottomley, Dianne Raubenheimer, Jo-Ann Cohen, Kala Bullett, Susan Grant, Fay Cobb Payton, Barbara Kirby, Adrianna Kirkman, Wendy Krause, Carrie Thomas Jun 2007

An Integrated Living And Learning Community For First And Second Year Undergraduate Women In Science & Engineering, Katherine Titus-Becker, Sarah A. Rajala, Laura Bottomley, Dianne Raubenheimer, Jo-Ann Cohen, Kala Bullett, Susan Grant, Fay Cobb Payton, Barbara Kirby, Adrianna Kirkman, Wendy Krause, Carrie Thomas

Sarah A. Rajala

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Village combines a group living experience with resident, upper-class mentors who assist in the transition to university life. Programs for the WISE community are designed to promote academic success, foster the formation of lasting relationships with fellow students, professors and mentors, and provide out-of-classroom experiences. The WISE Village is a supportive environment in which women engage in focused inquiry within their disciplines and develop the skills and talents necessary to become successful students and professionals in STEM fields. When the WISE Village began in 2003, it was as a partnership with University Housing ...


Effecting Improvement In An Industrial Engineering Program By Applying Outcome Assessment Results, Leslie Potter, Frank E. Peters, Kyung J. Min Jun 2007

Effecting Improvement In An Industrial Engineering Program By Applying Outcome Assessment Results, Leslie Potter, Frank E. Peters, Kyung J. Min

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Soft skills and abilities such as ABET-specified outcome item (h) [the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context], which is mandated for all engineering programs, are difficult to assess, and difficult to improve. In this paper, in the context of Industrial Engineering, we show how such outcome items can be assessed and improved. We achieve this through a continuous improvement process via changes to the capstone design course and the creation of a Kaizen course, both of which emphasize qualities important to all vested interests, including students, industrial partners ...


Infusing Creativity And Design Into A University Faculty Mentor Process: Means And Ends, Lori A. Brunner, Katherine Richardson Bruna Apr 2007

Infusing Creativity And Design Into A University Faculty Mentor Process: Means And Ends, Lori A. Brunner, Katherine Richardson Bruna

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

“So you have a design degree, why are you interested in the area of curriculum and instructional technology?” For me I see so many connections and important contributions to both design and education, in addition to the valuable lessons learned by taking an interdisciplinary approach to projects. This case study provides one example of how design and education, together, can produce exciting processes and results that help inform both design and education scholars.


Student Perspectives On Design, Learning, And Interior Design Education, Lori A. Brunner Mar 2007

Student Perspectives On Design, Learning, And Interior Design Education, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this study is to investigate how students conceptualize their learning and design experiences in an undergraduate interior design accredited program. In particular, how do they rate their own abilities in general skills and student preparedness, what interior design skills and knowledge are important to them, as well as what design activities are most significant and least significant in the design process? Many scholars argue that prior knowledge is an essential variable in design learning. However, if students' perceptions of design are incorrect, inconsistent, or incompatible with experts, radical conceptual change is required in order to modify these ...


Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation, Nancy K. Franz Dr. Feb 2007

Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation, Nancy K. Franz Dr.

Nancy K. Franz

As the largest adult education institution in America, Cooperative Extension should ground organizational operations in adult education theory. This connection with theory is especially important as Extension systems work towards organizational transformation to create more participatory and democratic learning. Adult education theories of transformative learning and critical reflection from a critical theory perspective are especially pertinent to inform this type of transformation. This requires that Extension create opportunities for learners to experience disorienting dilemmas, critically reflect on their assumptions, and facilitate how to learn not just what to learn.


Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry, Lesia L. Oesterreich Feb 2007

Understanding Children: Sibling Rivalry, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Constant fighting, put downs, and arguing among children cause frustration and concern in most parents. Some bickering is normal among brothers and sisters. Included are ideas to help reduce your frustration over quarrelsome siblings and lessen the fighting too.


Returns To Graduate And Professional Education: The Roles Of Mathematical And Verbal Skills By Major, Moohoun Song, Peter F. Orazem Jan 2007

Returns To Graduate And Professional Education: The Roles Of Mathematical And Verbal Skills By Major, Moohoun Song, Peter F. Orazem

Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)

Students in majors with higher average quantitative GRE scores are less likely to attend graduate school while students in majors with higher average verbal GRE scores are more likely to attend graduate school. This sorting effect means that students whose cognitive skills are associated with lower earnings at the bachelor’s level are the most likely to attend graduate school. As a result, there is a substantial downward bias in estimated returns to graduate education. Correcting for the sorting effect raises estimated annualized returns to a Master’s or doctoral degree from about 5% to 7.3% and 12.8 ...


Teacher Attitudes Toward Bilingual Education: The Power And Possibility Of A Two-Way Immersion Program To Effect Change, Holly Janelle Kaptain Jan 2007

Teacher Attitudes Toward Bilingual Education: The Power And Possibility Of A Two-Way Immersion Program To Effect Change, Holly Janelle Kaptain

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The prevailing attitudes and beliefs teachers have toward bilingual programs can have a strong effect on their success. This study, conducted under the auspices National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center at Iowa State University, tests whether the presence of two-way immersion programs in two elementary schools in Iowa has an effect on teachers' attitudes toward the principles of bilingual education. Effective bilingual programs have a strong impact on student achievement as well as students' staying in school. For programs to be successful, however, teachers must support the underlying principles, philosophies, and approaches that comprise bilingual programs. This study found that ...


Alignment Of Algebra Curriculum, Assessment, And Instructional Practices In District C: A Case Study Of Fall 2004, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen Jan 2007

Alignment Of Algebra Curriculum, Assessment, And Instructional Practices In District C: A Case Study Of Fall 2004, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen

Project AAIMS Case Studies

Project AAIMS (Algebra Assessment and Instruction: Meeting Standards) is a federally funded project that has two objectives. The first is to examine the alignment of algebra 1 curriculum, instruction, and assessment in general and special education. The second is to develop and validate algebra assessment tools for use in general and special education classes. This case study focuses on the first objective – it examines the alignment of algebra curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students with and without disabilities in one of the three districts participating in Project AAIMS.


Rearticulating Whiteness: A Precursor To Difficult Dialogues On Race, Robert D. Reason Jan 2007

Rearticulating Whiteness: A Precursor To Difficult Dialogues On Race, Robert D. Reason

Robert D Reason

This article reviews findings from a related study of 15 White racial justice allies, which highlighted the importance of re-articulating a sense of Whiteness. The author explores how the rearticulated sense of Whiteness demonstrated by these students may assist others to mitigate some of the defense mechanism discussed in the Watt (2007) Privileged Identity Exploration Model.


Developing Social And Personal Competence In The First Year Of College, Robert D. Reason, Patrick T. Terenzini, Robert J. Domingo Jan 2007

Developing Social And Personal Competence In The First Year Of College, Robert D. Reason, Patrick T. Terenzini, Robert J. Domingo

Robert D Reason

The available research on first-year college outcomes remains highly segmented (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005) and surprisingly incomplete (Upcraft, Gardner, Barefoot, & Associates, 2005). Although research has established the importance of the first year of college for students’ learning and cognitive development (Osterlind 1996, 1997; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005), the importance of the first college year in influencing the development of the psychosocial outcomes for students is much less clear. Although one might logically conclude that the first college year is essential as the foundation for growth in both cognitive and psychosocial areas, little empirical evidence is available to support such a conclusion with respect to psychosocial change.