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Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings For Maximum Impact, Nancy K. Franz Dec 2014

Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings For Maximum Impact, Nancy K. Franz

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

As program evaluators we aspire to conduct sterling evaluations. However, the value of these evaluations quickly declines if we fail to effectively communicate findings in meaningful ways to stakeholders. In my work presenting data to a wide variety of audiences from elected officials to university leaders, coworkers, academics, and partner organizations, I have put effort into being concise, accurate, and clear in my communications. I have been less intentional about designing the graphics and other elements of data presentation in ways that align with how our brains operate and how we best retain information. So I was very curious about ...


Building A Better Term Paper: Integrating Scaffolded Writing And Peer Review, Kate Padgett-Walsh, Anastasia Prokos, Sharon R. Bird Dec 2014

Building A Better Term Paper: Integrating Scaffolded Writing And Peer Review, Kate Padgett-Walsh, Anastasia Prokos, Sharon R. Bird

Philosophy and Religious Studies Publications

This paper presents a method for teaching undergraduate students how to write better term papers in philosophy. The method integrates two key assignment components: scaffolding and peer review. We explain these components and how they can be effectively combined within a single term paper assignment. We then present the results of our multi-year research study on the integrated method. Professor observations, quantitative measures, and qualitative feedback indicate that student writing improves when philosophy term paper assignments are designed to generate multiple rounds of drafting and review.


Insights From An Industry Advisory Board About Online Education For Practitioners, Eulanda A. Sanders, Pollyanna Zhang, Ellen Mckinney, Young-A Lee, Sarah Bennett Nov 2014

Insights From An Industry Advisory Board About Online Education For Practitioners, Eulanda A. Sanders, Pollyanna Zhang, Ellen Mckinney, Young-A Lee, Sarah Bennett

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Higher education institutions are increasingly using media and Internet for teaching and learning. The 2011 Survey of Online Learning reported that the number of students taking at least one online class was 6.7 million (Allen & Seaman, 2013). Sixty-five percent of higher education organizations perceive online education as a necessary part of their long-term development strategy (Babson Survey Research Group). Moreover, online education not only applies to college students, but also expands to continuing education of industry employees. Increasing technical skill requirements in apparel companies cause employees to need continued training, to keep up with the ever-changing work environment.


Funding And Forming New Interdisciplinary Collaborations: The Development Of Iowa State University's Masters Program In Historic Preservation, Diane Al Shihabi, Mikesch Muecke, Arvid Osterberg Nov 2014

Funding And Forming New Interdisciplinary Collaborations: The Development Of Iowa State University's Masters Program In Historic Preservation, Diane Al Shihabi, Mikesch Muecke, Arvid Osterberg

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

For the past two years, five departments in ISU’s College of Design collaborated with the University’s Provost, the College’s Dean, Iowa businesses, and Iowa’s Main Street program to visualize and finance an interdisciplinary masters program in Historic Preservation. With the first phase of implementation complete this breakout session reviews a study that examines 1) how university programs in the arts and applied arts can collaborate with regional businesses and existing governmental agencies to secure external funding and 2) the key characteristics and essential strategies of a successful interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary collaboration.


Transdisciplinary Tools, Joshua Gigantino, Laura Huisinga, Eric Andren Nov 2014

Transdisciplinary Tools, Joshua Gigantino, Laura Huisinga, Eric Andren

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This session investigates what might be required of a truly transdisciplinary tool, whether digital, analog or a hybrid device. A look into existing specific solutions is examined, including the tool Skan which targets the enhancement of sequencing, memory, & saccadic eye movement through gameplay informed by research on dyslexia, oculormotor tracking skills, & pre-academic reading skills. The audience is invited to engage in a discussion of the function and form of this and other potential tools such as Maya, Blender scripting, and Mathematica.


Models For Interdisciplinarity And Interdepartmental Collaboration, Kate Hewson, Norma Saldivar, Sherry Wagner-Henry Nov 2014

Models For Interdisciplinarity And Interdepartmental Collaboration, Kate Hewson, Norma Saldivar, Sherry Wagner-Henry

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

The Arts Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been fostering interdisciplinary arts collaborations for 15 years through academic and outreach programs. In this breakout session, we’ll share some of our most successful programs and introduce new initiatives, including: the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program, the Arts Business Initiative, Communicating Science, Entertainment and Digital Technology, Image Lab (the Wisoncisn Institutes for Discovery), and Games, Learning and Society (GLS).


Envisioning Ecology, Laura Chessin, Dan Mcgarvey, Robert Meganck, Ellen Mcmahon Nov 2014

Envisioning Ecology, Laura Chessin, Dan Mcgarvey, Robert Meganck, Ellen Mcmahon

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This panel demonstrates how innovative collaborative pedagogy is critical for the future of both the transitioning discipline of Graphic Design and the emerging discipline of Environmental Studies, and how one possible curricular solution to a current pedagogical crisis in design is to engage students in the empirical, scientific process. The panel also discusses how reflective practice and creative problem solving can become core pedagogical strategies to strengthen research practices and allow scientists and designers to collaboratively address issues affecting the way we undestand and engage with life on our planet.


The Arts Engagement Project: Describing And Understanding Student Learning Through The Arts In The College Years, Deb Mexicotte Nov 2014

The Arts Engagement Project: Describing And Understanding Student Learning Through The Arts In The College Years, Deb Mexicotte

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This session focuses on initial findings from a 4-year IRB reviewed longitudinal study designed to capture students’ co-curricular arts engagement at the University of Michigan, and the effects that engagement may have on their personal development and learning.


At The Edges Of Performance, New Media, And World Affairs, Robert Swedberg, Alan Macvey, Christopher Merrill, Leslie Finken Nov 2014

At The Edges Of Performance, New Media, And World Affairs, Robert Swedberg, Alan Macvey, Christopher Merrill, Leslie Finken

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

These presentations explore how technology has and can impact theatre and performing arts initiatives, from Green Opera at the University of Michigan--a collaborative result of the departments of Physics, Environmental Science, and Engineering with the School of Theatre, Music and Dance; to Book Wings at the University of Iowa--a groundbreaking collaborative theatre initiative that uses the latest media technologies to bring together actors, writers, directors, translators, and stage spaces across the world to produce one unified theatre experience.


From Commission To Social Movement: Research-Led Design In Action, Haneen Al Sharif, Hadeer Omar, Patricia Duignan Nov 2014

From Commission To Social Movement: Research-Led Design In Action, Haneen Al Sharif, Hadeer Omar, Patricia Duignan

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

In May 2013 the Center for Research Design and Entrepreneurship received a commission from the company Maersk Oil Qatar to design a brochure about the proper installation and use of child car seats. The team tasked with creating the brochure began with a question: how can design change peoples’ behavior? This question was the first step toward the quick evolution and exponential expansion of the project from a single brochure on child car seats to a nation-wide campaign and social movement encompassing all aspects of road safety.

In Qatar traffic accidents account for one out of every eight deaths, and ...


Researching Ideation Across Disciplines And Universities, Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna Daly, Kathryn Jablokow, Eli Silk, Christian Wehr Nov 2014

Researching Ideation Across Disciplines And Universities, Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna Daly, Kathryn Jablokow, Eli Silk, Christian Wehr

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This panel discusses methods and findings of an NSF-funded, multidisciplinary project examining ideation flexibility, performance, teaming, tools and problem framing among students from both research and educational perspectives. They highlight the integration of three disciplines (engineering, industrial design, and education) and facilitate an in-depth discussion of how each discipline complements the others in contributing to the project.


Conference Program, Lauren Fretz Thompson, Alliance For The Arts In Research Universities Nov 2014

Conference Program, Lauren Fretz Thompson, Alliance For The Arts In Research Universities

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

With over 50 sessions and nearly 150 guest speakers, Edge Effects spotlights curricular, co-curricular, research, and community-focused arts-integrated interdisciplinary collaborations developing nationwide. Plenary conversations explore sustainability, funding, and university public-private partnerships for this important work.


Aau Doctoral Exit Survey, 2013-2014: Summary Of Comparison Of Isu And Other Aau Institutions, Lian Nu, Craig Ogilvie Nov 2014

Aau Doctoral Exit Survey, 2013-2014: Summary Of Comparison Of Isu And Other Aau Institutions, Lian Nu, Craig Ogilvie

Graduate College Reports

The AAU Doctoral Exit Survey collects data on doctoral recipients’ satisfaction of their doctoral program and university. For the academic year of 2013-2014, ISU collected 87 responses and other AAU institutions (a total of 24) reported a total of 13,044 responses. This is the first time that ISU has reported data for this survey to AAU. The response rate was relatively low (26%). It is expected that the response rate for future years will be higher based on improved survey administration procedures. Comparison of ISU’s and other AAU institutions’ responses suggests that ISU’s doctoral programs perform well ...


Complicating Blackness: Black Immigrants & Racial Positioning In U.S. Higher Education, Chrystal A. George Mwangi Nov 2014

Complicating Blackness: Black Immigrants & Racial Positioning In U.S. Higher Education, Chrystal A. George Mwangi

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This paper critically analyzes the racial positioning of Black immigrant collegians and faculty within race-based policies, practices, and discourse in U.S. higher education; illustrates how traditional constructs of race are complicated by globalization, migration, and the growing population of Black immigrants in the United States; and extends discourse on Black heterogeneity in higher education. I utilize the dual purposes of affirmative action – 1) redressing past wrongs and 2) diversity and inclusion – as frameworks to analyze the racial positioning of Black immigrants in higher education. Using this framework I compare two positions: 1) Black immigrants wrongly benefit from higher education ...


Centrality And Circumstance: Influences Of Multidimensional Racial Identity On African American Student Organization Involvement, Veronica A. Jones Nov 2014

Centrality And Circumstance: Influences Of Multidimensional Racial Identity On African American Student Organization Involvement, Veronica A. Jones

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

In order to explore the social realities and centrality of race for African American students at a predominantly white institution, this inquiry applied case study methodology to the multidimensional model of racial identity (MMRI). Rather than following quantitative methodology which operationalizes racial identity through surveys, the study utilized in-depth interviews to capture students' racial realities. Directly utilizing survey items from the multidimensional inventory of black identity (MIBI) in the interview protocol, this methodology allowed participants to be reflective of the influence of the institutional environment. Findings revealed insight regarding how African American students exhibit their understandings of race through involvement ...


Faculty Of Color Teaching Critical Race Theory At A Pwi: An Autoethnography, Kimberly A. Truong, Daren Graves, Adrienne J. Keene Nov 2014

Faculty Of Color Teaching Critical Race Theory At A Pwi: An Autoethnography, Kimberly A. Truong, Daren Graves, Adrienne J. Keene

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

In this autoethnographic study, the authors use Critical Race Theory to examine their racialized experiences teaching a course on Critical Race Theory. Data were derived from multiple sources, including reflective interviews, journals, and course evaluations. The three authors present narratives and reflections of salient classroom experiences that relate to their roles within the classroom as facilitators, teachers, and race scholars.


Con Respeto: A Conceptual Model For Building Healthy Community-University Partnerships Alongside Mexican Migrant Families, Miguel Zavala, Patricia A. Pérez, Alejandro González, Anna Díaz Villela Nov 2014

Con Respeto: A Conceptual Model For Building Healthy Community-University Partnerships Alongside Mexican Migrant Families, Miguel Zavala, Patricia A. Pérez, Alejandro González, Anna Díaz Villela

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

In this paper we grapple with the question of how healthy community and university partnerships can be formed in order to support migrant students’ access to higher education. Employing autoethnographic and narrative research, and drawing from our work within the context of the migrant family conference at California State University, Fullerton from 2011 to 2013, we outline a conceptual model for building healthy partnerships. The first section of this paper offers a general overview of the literature on community-university engagement and collaboration as well as provides background information about the migrant farmworker community. The next section puts forward a new ...


Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop: Professional Development For New Chemistry Faculty And Initial Assessment Of Its Efficacy, Lane A. Baker, Devasmita Chakraverty, Linda Columbus, Andrew L. Feig, William S. Jenks, Matthew Pilarz, Marilyne Stains, Rory Waterman, Jodi L. Wesemann Oct 2014

Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop: Professional Development For New Chemistry Faculty And Initial Assessment Of Its Efficacy, Lane A. Baker, Devasmita Chakraverty, Linda Columbus, Andrew L. Feig, William S. Jenks, Matthew Pilarz, Marilyne Stains, Rory Waterman, Jodi L. Wesemann

Chemistry Publications

The Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop (CSC NFW) is a professional development program that was initiated in 2012 to address absences in the preparation of chemistry faculty at research universities as funded researchers and educators (i.e., teacher–scholars). The primary focus of the workshop is an introduction to evidence-based teaching methods; other topics including mentoring, work–life balance, time management, and grant writing are also addressed. A longer-term aim of the workshop is to develop lifelong teacher–scholars by encouraging workshop participants to engage with teaching-focused faculty learning communities through the CSC NFW and at their institutions. The ...


Quantifying Cognitive Processes In Virtual Learning Simulations, Michael P. Thornton, Gretchen A. Mosher Oct 2014

Quantifying Cognitive Processes In Virtual Learning Simulations, Michael P. Thornton, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Virtual learning simulations have received increasing attention due various proposed educational, instructional, and institutional advantages; with literature focusing largely on perceptions of this technology and empirical comparisons to other instructional methods. Compared to traditional learning environments, virtual learning environments may present methodological advantages in studying learning processes through applying behavioral tracing techniques.

This paper will discuss behavioral indicators of cognitive learning processes used in virtual decision scenarios designed for third year engineering and engineering technology students. Behavioral measures to quantitatively analyze the learning process will be presented. Implications for assessing student learning, instructional strategy selection, and improving higher education quality ...


Enhancing Team-Based Senior Capstone Projects: Opportunities And Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher Oct 2014

Enhancing Team-Based Senior Capstone Projects: Opportunities And Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Generally, capstone courses focus on the integration and application of technical knowledge and skills acquired in previous coursework along with a consideration of multiple realistic constraints. However, capstone courses also require students to focus on a variety of professional skills, including teamwork, unstructured task completion, and project management. Because students are often new at these skills, they may find it difficult to resolve issues as they arise, particularly when working with an actual industrial client.

Capstone courses also pose challenges to faculty. Finding a consistent stream of projects that are at the appropriate level for senior level students can be ...


Understanding Engineering Students' Perceptions And Knowledge About Sustainable Development And Sustainability, Bhavna Sharma, Brian L. Steward, Say K. Ong, Fernando E. Miguez Oct 2014

Understanding Engineering Students' Perceptions And Knowledge About Sustainable Development And Sustainability, Bhavna Sharma, Brian L. Steward, Say K. Ong, Fernando E. Miguez

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The Sustainable Engineering and International Development course was first offered to engineering majors at the Iowa State University (ISU) in 2005. The course is focused on describing, discussing and comparing the key concepts of sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable engineering. In 2005, sustainability was not a major part of the engineering curricula and students had little to no knowledge about these concepts. Nine years later, sustainability has become an integral part of our daily lives. In this study, we wanted to understand student perceptions, knowledge, and understanding of sustainability, sustainable development and its implementation across various engineering systems. The assessment ...


Successful Strategies For Engaging Community Colleges And Universities In Transfer Partnership, Marcia R. Laugerman, Diane T. Rover, Steven K. Mickelson, Mack C. Shelley, Kari Hensen Oct 2014

Successful Strategies For Engaging Community Colleges And Universities In Transfer Partnership, Marcia R. Laugerman, Diane T. Rover, Steven K. Mickelson, Mack C. Shelley, Kari Hensen

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

In order to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP).

The Student Enrollment and Engagement through Connections (SEEC) project is a collaboration between Iowa State University (ISU) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) funded by a STEP grant to increase the number of students graduating with a bachelor's degree in engineering at ISU and the number of students in pre-engineering study ...


Iowa State Daily (October 9, 2014), Iowa State Daily Oct 2014

Iowa State Daily (October 9, 2014), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, October 2014

copies of the Iowa State Daily stolen from newsstands; Seeing things differently; City Council, GSB meet to discuss housing, CyRide.


Iowa State Daily (October 8, 2014), Iowa State Daily Oct 2014

Iowa State Daily (October 8, 2014), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, October 2014

Up, up and away; Greek chapters reviewed; new student-made app keeps campus updated on events.


Iowa State Daily (Orientation, October 2014), Iowa State Daily Oct 2014

Iowa State Daily (Orientation, October 2014), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, October 2014

Cy Guide: Your path to Orientation.


Iowa State Daily (International Student Guide, October 2014), Iowa State Daily Oct 2014

Iowa State Daily (International Student Guide, October 2014), Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily, October 2014

International Student orientation guide 2014-2015.


The Effects Of Research & Development Funding On Scientific Productivity: Academic Chemistry, 1990-2009, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther, Ted Juhl, Joseph Heppert Oct 2014

The Effects Of Research & Development Funding On Scientific Productivity: Academic Chemistry, 1990-2009, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther, Ted Juhl, Joseph Heppert

Joshua L. Rosenbloom

This article examines the relationship between Research & Development (R&D) funding and the production of knowledge by academic chemists. Using articles published, either raw counts or adjusted for quality, we find a strong, positive causal effect of funding on knowledge production. This effect is similar across subsets of universities, suggesting a relatively efficient allocation of R&D funds. Finally, we document a rapid acceleration in the rate at which chemical knowledge was produced in the late 1990s and early 2000s relative to the financial and human resources devoted to its production.


Inspire (Vol. 4, Iss. 3), Iowa State University College Of Design Oct 2014

Inspire (Vol. 4, Iss. 3), Iowa State University College Of Design

Inspire

No abstract provided.


Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership: Motivational Aspects Of Job Selection And Job Satisfaction, Susan W. Arendt, Linnette J. Dodson Oct 2014

Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership: Motivational Aspects Of Job Selection And Job Satisfaction, Susan W. Arendt, Linnette J. Dodson

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Purpose/Objectives This study examined motivational aspects related to selecting school nutrition leadership as a career by registered dietitians (RDs). Motivational aspects were defined as valued characteristics which influence individuals’ desires for specific work environments. Aspects of job satisfaction were also explored. Methods An online questionnaire was distributed to all active members (n = 219) of the School Nutrition Services Dietetics Practice Group (SNSDPG) in the Southeast Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) US Department of Agriculture (USDA) region as well as state agency directors (n = 8). Questionnaires collected information on motivational aspects influencing RD selection of school nutrition as a career ...


Where Do We Go From Here? A Crossroads Of Cost And Content For The Arts In Higher Education, Jonathan Sturm Oct 2014

Where Do We Go From Here? A Crossroads Of Cost And Content For The Arts In Higher Education, Jonathan Sturm

Music Publications

Depending upon whom one reads over the past 15 years, music is either spiraling toward irrelevance or succeeding against all odds. In 2009 Henry Fogel, Dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, made the following statement in his keynote address to the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM): In June, the NEA released its national Arts Participation study for 2008, and in case nothing else I have said gives you cause for worry, that study should. It shows a dramatic decline in arts participation and attendance across the board, at all age levels, over the ...