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Flashback To 1985: The State Of Speech And Debate: A National Perspective, Richard G. Fawcett Aug 2019

Flashback To 1985: The State Of Speech And Debate: A National Perspective, Richard G. Fawcett

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Since I left Minnesota to join the staff at the National Federation of State High School Associations as their speech and music coordinator in July 1978, a number of forces have impacted America’s high schools, high school activities programs, and more specifically, high school speech and debate activities. I should like to focus on some of these forces tracing their eventual impact on speech and debate programs.


Public Speaking Tasks Across The University Curriculum, Gina Iberri-Shea Aug 2019

Public Speaking Tasks Across The University Curriculum, Gina Iberri-Shea

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Oral communication proficiency is often highlighted as an outcome of U.S. university curriculum, yet it is often unclear how it manifests in the classroom. This paper presents a series of surveys investigating oral communication tasks across the university. The focus of the analysis is on public speaking tasks occurring across disciplines. Results demonstrate that there is a wide range of tasks found in university syllabi, that group and individual presentations are the most prominent, and that communication studies incorporates task types unique to the discipline. Descriptions of the task types found within disciplines are provided, along with an analysis ...


Communicative Challenges In The Parent-Teacher Relationship Regarding Students With Special Needs, Jennifer A. Butler, Leslie Rogers, Daniel P. Modaff Aug 2019

Communicative Challenges In The Parent-Teacher Relationship Regarding Students With Special Needs, Jennifer A. Butler, Leslie Rogers, Daniel P. Modaff

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

The current study explored the communicative challenges for parents and teachers of children with special needs. This qualitative study elicited interview data from both parents and teachers, and revealed that teachers were frustrated with parents not communicating regarding their special needs children in a way that could help prepare the teachers for the challenges they may face. Caregivers cited a lack of communication with teachers as problematic, as well as their perception of teacher as expert that led them to feel as if the teachers presented information in inaccessible ways. The findings are discussed through the lens of structuration theory.


Mnsu Graduate Student Handbook, Caroline Kinskey, Cody Schulte, Gregory Lee, Carrie Lewis Miller Aug 2019

Mnsu Graduate Student Handbook, Caroline Kinskey, Cody Schulte, Gregory Lee, Carrie Lewis Miller

College of Graduate Studies and Research Publications

Online copy of the 2019 Graduate Student Handbook for Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Every effort has been made to make this document accurate as of the date of publication; however all policies, procedures, and fees are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of the faculty, the university administration, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board, or by the Minnesota Legislature.


Iron Range Engineering - An Overview Of Design And Open-Ended Problem Solving Activities In An Interdisciplinary, Project-Based Learning Program, Elizabeth Pluskwik Jun 2019

Iron Range Engineering - An Overview Of Design And Open-Ended Problem Solving Activities In An Interdisciplinary, Project-Based Learning Program, Elizabeth Pluskwik

Integrated Engineering Faculty Publications

Project-based learning (PBL) in engineering education is growing at a rapid pace. The Iron Range Engineering (IRE) Program of Minnesota State University Mankato, is an upper division (3rd and 4th year) undergraduate engineering education program based on the Aalborg, Denmark PBL model. Students work in teams to solve industry-sourced projects each semester. The learning of engineering is accomplished in three domains - technical learning of engineering concepts, professionalism, and design, which we call the “three-legged stool” of engineering education. The program promotes entrepreneurial mindset and innovative open-ended problem-solving in context. Fifty students are enrolled in 3rd and 4th-year studies at a ...


Textbook Affordability: Oer, Libraries, And Other Steps Along The Way, Beth Clausen, Rhonda Huisman, Daardi Sizemore Mixon Jun 2019

Textbook Affordability: Oer, Libraries, And Other Steps Along The Way, Beth Clausen, Rhonda Huisman, Daardi Sizemore Mixon

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Intercultural Competencies Among Undergraduates In The College Of Arts & Humanities At Minnesota State University, Mankato, Jonathon Arndt, Olivia Thomas May 2019

Intercultural Competencies Among Undergraduates In The College Of Arts & Humanities At Minnesota State University, Mankato, Jonathon Arndt, Olivia Thomas

Education Presentations at National and International Conferences

This study examined the impact of an intercultural communication course in arts and humanities on the intercultural competency (ICC) among a group of university students. ICC was defined as “the capability to accurately understand and adapt behavior to cultural difference and commonality.” Globalization has led to increased contact between different cultures, so individuals must know how to communicate between one another and to understand the culture behind the communication (Melles & Frey, 2017). Students must strive for acceptance and understanding of religion, language, communication style, music, or any other aspect of culture. The research questions were: (1) What is the starting ...


Preparing Teachers For A Diverse Classroom, Sean O'Rourke, Jonathon Arndt May 2019

Preparing Teachers For A Diverse Classroom, Sean O'Rourke, Jonathon Arndt

Education Presentations at National and International Conferences

This project investigated the research question: How do changes in inter-cultural competency (ICC) compare among pre-service teachers at three data collection points? Intercultural competency was defined as “the capability to accurately understand and adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities” (Hammer & Bennett, 2010). The study was based on the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (Bennett, 1986), which identified five orientations toward cultural differences: denial, polarization, minimization, acceptance, and adaptation. Data was collected from 48 undergraduate students who majored in elementary education. Investigators hypothesized that students would have a statistically significant change in their ICC from the beginning of their academic ...


Developing Intercultural Competency Among Undergraduate Students In The College Of Allied Health And Nursing, Linnea Carlyle, Sarah Hagar May 2019

Developing Intercultural Competency Among Undergraduate Students In The College Of Allied Health And Nursing, Linnea Carlyle, Sarah Hagar

Education Presentations at National and International Conferences

This study examined intercultural competence (ICC) among a group of university undergraduate students who were early in their studies. Mareno & Hart (2014) noted that demographic patterns have shifted toward becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Therefore, health care providers must be equipped to provide culturally competent care to patients. This study will help universities develop curriculum that fosters student development of their ICC. For this study, ICC was defined as the capability to accurately understand and adapt behavior to cultural difference and commonality (Hammer & Bennett, 2010). The study responded to these research questions: (1) What is the starting level of ...


Preparing Scientists With Intercultural Competence To Work With Global Communities, Zachary Koestler, Nicole Stalcar May 2019

Preparing Scientists With Intercultural Competence To Work With Global Communities, Zachary Koestler, Nicole Stalcar

Education Presentations at National and International Conferences

The mission of our College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) is to “prepare students for professional careers and advanced study, while connecting with local, regional and global communities” (Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2018). Faculty members face a significant challenge: preparing the next generation of increasingly diverse scientists. Culturally responsive teaching uses “the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of ethnically diverse students to make learning encounters more relevant to and effective for them” (Gay, 2010, p. 31). In one example, Downey, Lucena, Moskal, et al. (2006) suggested that an integrated experience will enable larger numbers ...


Teaching Portfolio: Megan Thompson, Megan Patricia Thompson Apr 2019

Teaching Portfolio: Megan Thompson, Megan Patricia Thompson

History Graduate Certificate Portfolios

Megan Thompson's Teaching Portfolio captured on May 3, 2019. This capture includes screenshots of the various portfolio pages found on Megan's webpage (https://meganthompson50.wixsite.com/teachingportfoliomeg). Where possible, copies of the documents found on the pages have been included as Additional Files. Some of the pages are links to videos and these links are listed below.

The portfolio contains the following layout:

  • Home
  • Primary Source Analysis
    • History 501: Classical World of Greece and Rome
    • History 581: Civil ...


04-2019 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Apr 2019

04-2019 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Library Services Newsletter for April/May 2019.


Sport Management Clubs And Their Relationship To Sport Management Student Success, Keith Christy, Erica J. Zonder, Emily J. Houghton, Brenda A. Riemer Feb 2019

Sport Management Clubs And Their Relationship To Sport Management Student Success, Keith Christy, Erica J. Zonder, Emily J. Houghton, Brenda A. Riemer

Human Performance Faculty Publications

Participation in student-led sport management clubs can be beneficial for college students who are pursing sport management careers. These clubs can help give students the development and networking tools needed for success in the sport industry.

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the role and benefits of sport management clubs at three universities across three NCAA divisions, with a focus on networking, fundraising, event planning, and professional development.

Our discussion will also include specific events that our students have completed as well as how the clubs provide students with opportunities to develop the skills and abilities to succeed ...


Katherine Albers Honors Portfolio, Katherine Christine Albers Jan 2019

Katherine Albers Honors Portfolio, Katherine Christine Albers

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Katherine Albers' honors portfolio captured in January 2019.


Mackenzie Dockendorf Honors Portfolio, Mackenzie Lee Dockendorf Jan 2019

Mackenzie Dockendorf Honors Portfolio, Mackenzie Lee Dockendorf

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Mackenzie Dockendorf's honors portfolio captured in January 2019.


Rachel Newinski Honors Portfolio, Rachel Janelle Newinski Jan 2019

Rachel Newinski Honors Portfolio, Rachel Janelle Newinski

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Rachel Newinski's honors portfolio captured in January 2019.


Alexander Salazar Honors Portfolio, Alexander Ronald Salazar Jan 2019

Alexander Salazar Honors Portfolio, Alexander Ronald Salazar

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Alexander Salazar's honors portfolio captured in January 2019.


Hunter Berbrich Honors Portfolio, Hunter Scott Berbrich Jan 2019

Hunter Berbrich Honors Portfolio, Hunter Scott Berbrich

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Hunter Berbrich's honors portfolio captured in January 2019.


Sara Baranczyk Honors Portfolio, Sara Marie Baranczyk Jan 2019

Sara Baranczyk Honors Portfolio, Sara Marie Baranczyk

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Sara Baranczyk's honors portfolio captured in January 2019.


Dylan Jech Honors Portfolio, Dylan Walter Jech Jan 2019

Dylan Jech Honors Portfolio, Dylan Walter Jech

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Dylan Jech's honors portfolio captured in May 2019.


Megan Svir Honors Portfolio, Megan Jean Svir Jan 2019

Megan Svir Honors Portfolio, Megan Jean Svir

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Megan Svir's honors portfolio captured in May 2019.


Avery Whooley Honors Portfolio, Avery Marie Mercier Whooley Jan 2019

Avery Whooley Honors Portfolio, Avery Marie Mercier Whooley

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Avery Whooley's honors portfolio captured in May 2019.


Madison Hoffman Honors Portfolio, Madison Marie Hoffman Jan 2019

Madison Hoffman Honors Portfolio, Madison Marie Hoffman

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Madison Hoffman's honors portfolio captured in May 2019.


Riccardo Prosdocimi Honors Portfolio, Riccardo Prosdocimi Jan 2019

Riccardo Prosdocimi Honors Portfolio, Riccardo Prosdocimi

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Riccardo Prosdocimi's honors portfolio captured in May 2019.


Lauren Hesser Honors Portfolio, Lauren Marie Hesser Jan 2019

Lauren Hesser Honors Portfolio, Lauren Marie Hesser

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Lauren Hesser's honor portfolio captured in May 2019.


Delaney Rietveld Honors Portfolio, Delaney Lasalle Rietveld Jan 2019

Delaney Rietveld Honors Portfolio, Delaney Lasalle Rietveld

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Delaney Rietveld's honors portfolio captured in May 2019.


Anna Hagan Honors Portfolio, Anna Marie Hagan Jan 2019

Anna Hagan Honors Portfolio, Anna Marie Hagan

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Anna Hagan's honors portfolio captured in May 2019.


Report From The Stem 2026 Workshop On Assessment, Evaluation, And Accreditation, Rebecca Bates, Angela Arnold, Cary Komoto, Peggy Brickman, R. Alan Cheville, Elizabeth Longley, Jose Mestre, Mihaela Sabin, James Warnock Jan 2019

Report From The Stem 2026 Workshop On Assessment, Evaluation, And Accreditation, Rebecca Bates, Angela Arnold, Cary Komoto, Peggy Brickman, R. Alan Cheville, Elizabeth Longley, Jose Mestre, Mihaela Sabin, James Warnock

Reports

A gathering of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) higher education stakeholders met in November 2018 to consider the relationship between innovation in education and assessment. When we talk about assessment in higher education, it is inextricably linked to both evaluation and accreditation, so all three were considered. The first question we asked was can we build a nation of learners? This starts with considering the student, first and foremost. As educators, this is a foundation of our exploration and makes our values transparent. As educators, how do we know we are having an impact? As members and implementers of ...


Assessment Of Perceived Levels Of Stress And Coping Mechanisms Among University Students, Nancy Adomako-Saahene Jan 2019

Assessment Of Perceived Levels Of Stress And Coping Mechanisms Among University Students, Nancy Adomako-Saahene

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Majority of researchers have documented stress among college students. This study contributes to the existing literature on stress by assessing the relationship between perceived stress levels and the coping strategies utilized by university students. The study was conducted using a descriptive, inferential, cross-sectional, and correlational research design. The population for this study was students at a large, Midwestern university. A convenience sampling technique was used to select the students for the study. Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) was used to assess the participant’s perceived level of stress, whereas COPE Inventory was used to examine strategies participants use in coping with ...


Kylie Gaeth Honors Portfolio, Kylie Christine Gaeth Jan 2019

Kylie Gaeth Honors Portfolio, Kylie Christine Gaeth

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Kylie Gaeth's honors portfolio captured in January 2019.