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Cross-Cultural Knowledge, Business Practices, And Student Learning Via Study Abroad, Chad M. Gasta Dec 2008

Cross-Cultural Knowledge, Business Practices, And Student Learning Via Study Abroad, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Publications

In The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman points out that the technology revolution has led to a world economy in which the global competitive playing fi eld is being leveled, or, as the title of his books suggests, “fl attened.” There is greater competition for what he calls “global knowledge work”—working across cultures—on a scale never before seen. Friedman goes on to say that America should be ready for this new challenge. Within this increasingly competitive global economy there is—and will naturally continue to be—an increasing obligation to attain profi ciency in languages other than English ...


Living With Your Teenager: The Changing Parent-Child Relationship, Kimberly A. Greder Nov 2008

Living With Your Teenager: The Changing Parent-Child Relationship, Kimberly A. Greder

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about the struggles between parents and teens, along with the helpful attitudes and expectations that will ease parent/teen conflicts.


With Honors (Volume 1), Iowa State University Honors Program Oct 2008

With Honors (Volume 1), Iowa State University Honors Program

With Honors

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Extension Employee Coaching: Navigating The Triangular Relationship, Nancy K. Franz, Robin Weeks Oct 2008

Enhancing Extension Employee Coaching: Navigating The Triangular Relationship, Nancy K. Franz, Robin Weeks

Nancy K. Franz

Coaching Cooperative Extension employees is not easy but provides invaluable results. All three parties in the triangular coaching relationship--the coachee, the coach, and the organization--develop and grow from the process, in turn improving and sustaining the organization. The coaching process helps employees get to know themselves better, be more conscious about their way of being in the world, and contribute more fully to the work around them. This article addresses the importance of coaching employees, characteristics of good coaching, coaching risks, and tips for successful coaching of Cooperative Extension employees.


Ifees: Enhancing Engineering Education At A Global Scale, Lueny Morrell, Claudio Borri, Hans J. Hoyer, Sarah A. Rajala, Seeram Ramakrishna, Xavier Fouger, Bruno Laporte, José Carlos Quadrado, Maria M. Larrondo Petrie, Duncan Mckenzie Frasier Oct 2008

Ifees: Enhancing Engineering Education At A Global Scale, Lueny Morrell, Claudio Borri, Hans J. Hoyer, Sarah A. Rajala, Seeram Ramakrishna, Xavier Fouger, Bruno Laporte, José Carlos Quadrado, Maria M. Larrondo Petrie, Duncan Mckenzie Frasier

Sarah A. Rajala

Engineering and technology play a key role in globalization as developed and developing countries develop and implement effective and efficient strategies that advance their economies and social development. Engineering has played a critical role in economic development in the history of civilization, because engineers are important not only in solving local problems but also in knowledge creation and knowledge transfer. Thus, science and technology education need to be in continuous evolvement in order to keep assisting countries reduce poverty, boost socio-economic development and make the right decisions for sustainable and environmentally compatible development. In a flat world, a global approach ...


The Mean Business Of Second Life: Teaching Entrepreneurship, Technology And E-Commerce In Immersive Environments, Brian E. Mennecke, Lesya M. Hassall, Janea Triplett Sep 2008

The Mean Business Of Second Life: Teaching Entrepreneurship, Technology And E-Commerce In Immersive Environments, Brian E. Mennecke, Lesya M. Hassall, Janea Triplett

Supply Chain and Information Systems Publications

Second Life is a three-dimensional multi-user virtual environment with a vibrant economy, where avatars (virtual representations of users) can engage in innovative and unique business and collaborative activities. The immersive nature of this application creates ample authentic opportunities for teaching entrepreneurship, technology and ecommerce.

This article describes a Masters of Business Administration elective course, in which Second Life was utilized to teach strategic and managerial issues related to ecommerce. The collected data indicate that the students in this course experienced a steep learning curve with regards to the complicated interface of Second Life, its complex social canvas and non-traditional framing ...


Isu Advance Annual Report, Year 2: June 2008, Iowa State University Advance Program Jul 2008

Isu Advance Annual Report, Year 2: June 2008, 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.


College Of Human Sciences Matters (Summer 2008), Iowa State University College Of Human Sciences Jul 2008

College Of Human Sciences Matters (Summer 2008), Iowa State University College Of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences Matters

No abstract provided.


Not Just Informative, But Necessary: Infusing Green And Sustainable Topics Into Engineering And Technology Curricula, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Elif Kongar Jun 2008

Not Just Informative, But Necessary: Infusing Green And Sustainable Topics Into Engineering And Technology Curricula, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Elif Kongar

Kurt A. Rosentrater

Generally accepted duties of engineers and technologists encompass designing and implementing solutions to problems. When so doing, it is their responsibility to be cognizant of the impacts of their designs on, and thus their accountability to, not only society in general, but also subsequent effects upon the environment. They need to be able to concurrently satisfy these competing needs, as well as constraints specific to the design challenges at hand. Responding to these requirements are the growing fields of green engineering and sustainable engineering. Both of these areas encompass many concepts, ideas, and tools, all of which are essential information ...


An Educational Module For Enhancing Business Strategies For Web Sites Of Small Rural Firms: An Experience Economy Approach, Miyoung Jeong, Ann Marie Fiore, Linda S. Niehm Jun 2008

An Educational Module For Enhancing Business Strategies For Web Sites Of Small Rural Firms: An Experience Economy Approach, Miyoung Jeong, Ann Marie Fiore, Linda S. Niehm

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The project described here introduces an educational module for use by Extension professionals and business owners/operators. The module is designed to help small rural firms build a unique and experiential Web site consistent with their physical stores by implementing 4E strategies. The module presents strategies to enhance the Web site experience and includes an introduction to Pine and Gilmore's (1999) experience economy (4E) concepts and their application to Web site design for small rural retail and hospitality businesses. The module supports a step-by-step approach to assessing firms' experiential offerings and designing experience-rich Web sites.


Advancing Women Faculty In Engineering Through Institutional Transformation: The Iowa State University Nsf Advance Program In The College Of Engineering, Kristen P. Constant, Sharon R. Bird, Florence Hamrick Jun 2008

Advancing Women Faculty In Engineering Through Institutional Transformation: The Iowa State University Nsf Advance Program In The College Of Engineering, Kristen P. Constant, Sharon R. Bird, Florence Hamrick

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

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 participation of individuals at all levels of the university. At the department level, faculty in nine focal departments, three from the college of engineering, form the core department-level working ...


Lessons Learned As A Faculty Advisor To A Student- Produced Event, Sara B. Marcketti Jun 2008

Lessons Learned As A Faculty Advisor To A Student- Produced Event, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The curtain dropped on April 25, 2008, concluding my third year as faculty advisor to the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show. This year marked perhaps our most successful event to date. Attendance increased 35 percent from the previous year and included 2,455 guests in Stephens Auditorium, filling all but the most remote corners.


A New Engineering Communications Course Based On A Professional Communications Process, Leslie Potter, John K. Jackman, Kyung J. Min, Matthew Search Jun 2008

A New Engineering Communications Course Based On A Professional Communications Process, Leslie Potter, John K. Jackman, Kyung J. Min, Matthew Search

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Given the nationally recognized need to improve engineering students’ communication skills, a new engineering communication course was developed by the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department at Iowa State University and offered in the Fall of 2007. Initial assessment results provide insight into student learning needs related to specific professional communication skills. The course is characterized by a high degree of interaction and formative assessment of students along with a unique core professional communication process consisting of (1) Analysis, (2) Formulation, (3) Creation, (4) Delivery, and (5) Assessment. Students participate in multimodal communication exercises that require ongoing practice and application ...


High School Employment, School Performance, And College Entry, Chanyoung Lee, Peter F. Orazem Jun 2008

High School Employment, School Performance, And College Entry, Chanyoung Lee, Peter F. Orazem

Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)

The proportion of U.S. high school students working during the school year ranges from 23% in the freshman year to 75% in the senior year. This study estimates how cumulative work histories during the high school years affect probability of dropout, high school academic performance, and the probability of attending college. Variation in individual date of birth and in state truancy laws along with the strength of local demand for low-skill labor are used as instruments for endogenous work hours during the high school career. Working more hours during the academic year does not affect high school academic performance ...


Executive Summary: Isu Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: First Round Focal Department Synthesis Report, Sharon R. Bird, Diane M. Debinski Mar 2008

Executive Summary: Isu Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: First Round Focal Department Synthesis Report, Sharon R. Bird, Diane M. Debinski

Office of the Provost Reports

This report summarizes research from the Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation (CT) Project. The results discussed here are based on intensive research conducted within three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments at ISU during 2006-2007. The report also reviews some of the activities within the departments aimed at enhancing workplace climate and improving recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse faculty that have been inspired and informed by the CT Project. These activities are funded by a 5 year grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, which is designed to create an infrastructure for transforming ...


Connecting Non Full-Time Faculty To Institutional Mission: A Guidebook For College/University Administrators & Faculty Developers (Review), Kevin L. Kane Mar 2008

Connecting Non Full-Time Faculty To Institutional Mission: A Guidebook For College/University Administrators & Faculty Developers (Review), Kevin L. Kane

Landscape Architecture Publications

The employment of non full-time faculty is a major issue in higher education and much has been written on its virtues and perils, especially in the past decade. In Connecting Non Full-time Faculty to Institutional Mission, Lenora BaronNixon adds much needed breadth to the discussion by exploring the challenges these faculty members face and outlining the actions needed for their successful integration into the mission and culture of the institution


The Student As Software Developer: Engaging Interior Design Students In Shaping Their Educational Experiences, Lori A. Brunner Mar 2008

The Student As Software Developer: Engaging Interior Design Students In Shaping Their Educational Experiences, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this paper is to present an application of a constructivist learning strategy for interior design students. In an upper level undergraduate seminar course, Technology and Design Thinking, students were asked to develop a digital learning tool that would assist them in the design studio. Entrepreneurial in nature, this class challenged students to think about an instructional technology tool/tutor/tutee application that they would want to use in the studio. What is lacking in the existing studio environment that might be also useful to their fellow classmates? Is there a niche that they might be able to ...


Human Sciences Matters (Winter 2007–2008), Iowa State University College Of Human Sciences Jan 2008

Human Sciences Matters (Winter 2007–2008), Iowa State University College Of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences Matters

No abstract provided.


First Year Memories, Jennifer Shackett Jan 2008

First Year Memories, Jennifer Shackett

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This is a time in my life that will remain framed in my memory. I know it even as it unfolds in present tense, the sharp contrasts of my daily life etching their strange juxtaposition onto my mind in permanent ink. It all began in earnest on the first day of vet school. Just the day before, I had actually felt like an adult and even had the proof: an apartment, a car, a husband, a food processor. Now, as I left my home, backpack on my shoulders and lunchbox in hand, I half-expected my mother to appear with the ...


Iowa State University Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices And Structures, Sharon Bird, Flo Hamrick, Kristen Constant, Fredric Janzen, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman Jan 2008

Iowa State University Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices And Structures, Sharon Bird, Flo Hamrick, Kristen Constant, Fredric Janzen, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman

Office of the Provost Reports

“The Iowa State University ADVANCE program is […] designed to create an infrastructure at ISU for transforming structures, cultures, and practices in ways that enable and support recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly qualified and cohesive faculty. This infrastructure is designed to include “top down” university policies and procedures as well as “bottom up” initiatives involving departmental work climate and strategies for improving recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty” (Bird and Hamrick 2008).

To this end, ISU ADVANCE: • collects base-line quantitative data on the faculty recruitment, retention and promotion, and on faculty work issues such as satisfaction with departmental work ...


How To Increase Response Rates When Surveying Hospitality Managers For Curriculum-Related Research: Lessons From Past Studies And Interviews With Lodging Professionals, Swathi Ravichandran, Susan W. Arendt Jan 2008

How To Increase Response Rates When Surveying Hospitality Managers For Curriculum-Related Research: Lessons From Past Studies And Interviews With Lodging Professionals, Swathi Ravichandran, Susan W. Arendt

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Continuous industry input is needed to keep hospitality management curricula current, relevant, and applicable. However, barriers including low response rates are reported when surveying hospitality professionals about competencies and skills essential for success. In response, this study sought to identify successful strategies used by researchers when surveying hospitality managers through mail surveys. Interviews conducted with lodging managers indicated potential strategies for increasing response rates when using online surveys. These strategies are currently absent in the literature. Interview results are presented.


Along Divergent Paths: A Two-Part Thesis In Creative And Technical Writing, Angela C. Furtado-Rasmussen Jan 2008

Along Divergent Paths: A Two-Part Thesis In Creative And Technical Writing, Angela C. Furtado-Rasmussen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Due to the difference topics representing each co-major--Creative Writing and Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communications--this thesis is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the creative writing portion of my thesis--the first half of my young adult fantasy novel. Part II focuses on my interests in visual communication and secondary education as fulfillment for the rhetoric portion of my master's degree in English.;Abstract Part I: Creative Writing Two magical books--one good, one evil--each concealed and protected until now.;It began 300 years ago in the secluded mountain town of Cennfhain. There, the battle between The Senchen and ...


Designing A Nutritional Packaging System For End Stage Renal Disease Patients On Hemodialysis To Maintain Their Diet And Health, Min Sun Lee Jan 2008

Designing A Nutritional Packaging System For End Stage Renal Disease Patients On Hemodialysis To Maintain Their Diet And Health, Min Sun Lee

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

End Stage renal disease; or ESRD is a kidney disease that requires a strict dietary regimen in order to limit the life-threatening effects of a poor diet. This dietary regimen requires careful regulation of 8 essential nutrients: calories, proteins, sodium, phosphorous, calcium, potassium, vitamins, and minerals. This strict diet creates a number of complications in patients' lives, including malnutrition, fatigue, other diseases, and death.;The purpose of this study was to develop an appropriate packaging system that provided nutritional information, was appetizing, and focused on the cognitive, affective, and emotional dietary needs of ESRD patients.;The design research for this ...


Gender And Book Clubs In The Middle School Setting, Amanda Jayne Forsyth Jan 2008

Gender And Book Clubs In The Middle School Setting, Amanda Jayne Forsyth

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the influence of gender in designing and implementing book clubs at the middle school level. Several secondary questions address this concern. These include which gender dominates and/or supports the discussion, how gender influences book selection, how each gender enjoys reading and discussing books in varied gender groupings, and how gender influences the level of textual analysis enacted in discussion. This study used both quantitative and qualitative data. The following recommendation was made as a result of the study: Middle school students should be offered both mixed-gender and same-gender book clubs. This recommendation was based on the ...


Effects Of Multimedia Instructional Material On Students' Learning And Their Perceptions Of The Instruction, Laura Gabriela Yamauchi Jan 2008

Effects Of Multimedia Instructional Material On Students' Learning And Their Perceptions Of The Instruction, Laura Gabriela Yamauchi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The present study examined the effects of multimedia instructional material on students' learning and their perceptions of the instruction. A between-group quasi-experimental study design was used for the purpose of this study. One hundred eleven students enrolled in a Quantity Food Production laboratory class in two different semesters were designated to either the control or experimental group. Both groups received traditional instructor-led orientation sessions about table service and beverage preparation procedures. However, the experimental group was only allowed to access new instructional materials presented on DVD. A set of pretest and posttest was used to collect data. Test gain scores ...


Pregnant And Parenting Teens' Attitudes Toward Pregnancy And Motherhood And Their Perceptions Of Social Support, Cindy Ngoc Vo Jan 2008

Pregnant And Parenting Teens' Attitudes Toward Pregnancy And Motherhood And Their Perceptions Of Social Support, Cindy Ngoc Vo

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the social support network of pregnant (n=10) and parenting (n=22) teens recruited through local agencies. The support network was viewed both as support and as an agent of stress to adolescents. The pregnant and parenting teens' perceptions of motherhood and their attitudes toward being a parent were also studied. The teens had a variety of support types and support sources, but the two groups did not differ in those types and sources. They preferred support from boyfriend and mother over other sources and both groups had similar expectations and beliefs about motherhood and social support ...


Young Adult Attitudes Regarding Individuals With Disabilities: A Post-Intervention Comparison Of High School Graduates, Kendra Kay Naef Jan 2008

Young Adult Attitudes Regarding Individuals With Disabilities: A Post-Intervention Comparison Of High School Graduates, Kendra Kay Naef

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study utilized an experimental research design to investigate the differences in long-term attitudes towards individuals with disabilities among young adults who had participated in an intervention program designed to develop positive academic and social relationships among students with and without disabilities, and young adults who had not. The Interaction with Disabled Persons Scale was employed to determine if the primary independent variable (P.A.R.T.N.E.R.S. Program) produced more favorable attitudes among participants. After scores from both groups were obtained, central tendency comparisons of the dependent variable were made and inferential statistics t -test analysis ...


Leading Change: The Role Of The Principal Leading School Improvement Through Implementation Of The Iowa Professional Development Model, Pamela Armstrong-Vogel Jan 2008

Leading Change: The Role Of The Principal Leading School Improvement Through Implementation Of The Iowa Professional Development Model, Pamela Armstrong-Vogel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In 2004, all accredited public schools in Iowa enacted a research-based program to increase student achievement. The Iowa Professional Development Model has outlined a sequence of steps that those in schools should follow. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to discover and understand the behaviors and practices of one school principal in a high-implementation school as he worked with a staff using the Model. Understanding how a principal led staff as the Model was implemented should help to inform others regarding the development of capacity and new knowledge and skills that are needed by those in schools.;Data ...


The Study Of The Impact Of The M.S. In Agronomy Distance Education Program On Student Careers, Jesse Duane Drew Jan 2008

The Study Of The Impact Of The M.S. In Agronomy Distance Education Program On Student Careers, Jesse Duane Drew

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research study was to examine whether the Master of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program at Iowa State University has had an impact on students' career mobility and economic status. Lifelong learning opportunities for agricultural professionals, like a majority of other field professional are growing exponentially. During the 2004 fall semester, 53 participants in the Master of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program were given the Distance Education Impact Assessment Survey (DEIAS). Additional knowledge and training for adult students is essential for career advancement, and this research project intends to demonstrate how a Master of Science ...


Uncertainty And Evolution: Contributions To Identity Development For Female College Students Who Identify As Multiracial/Biracial-Bisexual/Pansexual, Alissa Renee King Jan 2008

Uncertainty And Evolution: Contributions To Identity Development For Female College Students Who Identify As Multiracial/Biracial-Bisexual/Pansexual, Alissa Renee King

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this study, I explored how female college students who identify as multiracial/biracial-bisexual/pansexual made meaning of their racial and sexual identities, how they described their identity development process, and the ways in which college contributed to their identity formation. Utilizing a proposed model of biracial-bisexual identity development and the ecology of student development model as foundations for this study, I sought to better understand the experiences both before and during college, and the impacts of those two environments on the processes of racial and sexual identity formation for the female college students in this study. Findings, based on ...