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Non-Cognitive Skills And Student Perception Of Importance, Laura Adriano May 2021

Non-Cognitive Skills And Student Perception Of Importance, Laura Adriano

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to look at student perception of non-cognitive skills and if they put an importance on those skills as they relate to academic achievement. Surveys were distributed to students at a midsized university located in the northeast, who had earned senior status by earning 90+ credits. Additionally, interviews were also conducted to take a more in-depth look at themes discovered in the survey. Findings show that students recognize the importance of non-cognitive skills, also referred to as soft skills. They felt that acquisition of those skills was critical to their academic success, while there were ...


More Than A Job: An Exploration Of Student Employee And Professional Staff Perceptions Of The Relationship Between On-Campus Employment And Student Development, Maeve K. Mckinney May 2021

More Than A Job: An Exploration Of Student Employee And Professional Staff Perceptions Of The Relationship Between On-Campus Employment And Student Development, Maeve K. Mckinney

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this sequential exploratory mixed methods study is to explore the relationship between on-campus employment and student development through examining student employees' and professional staffs' perceptions. While certain impacts (i.e., retention and grade point average) of on-campus employment have been researched, the impact this experience has on student development is understudied. Furthermore, the formation of a dueling narrative (the inclusion of both student and professional perceptions) is even less present in research. By analyzing the perceptions held by both populations, these findings compare what student employees are truly gaining from their employment experience versus what professional staff ...


Non-Traditional Undergraduate Students, Anis Nooshadi May 2021

Non-Traditional Undergraduate Students, Anis Nooshadi

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this quantitative research was to discover some of the common challenges that non-traditional undergraduate students go through when they return to learning institutions to increase their education. This study focused on some mechanisms that, when put in place, will ensure that students will feel a part of the academic institutions in which they are attending. Another purpose of this study was to comprehend the challenges that non-traditional students go through when trying to balance their family and academic life. The research questions were asked to the participants who had been randomly sampled, and they were to help ...


The Role And Awareness Of Sexual Violence Initiatives At Rowan University Through Undergraduate Students' Perceptions, Alyssa M. Paluch May 2021

The Role And Awareness Of Sexual Violence Initiatives At Rowan University Through Undergraduate Students' Perceptions, Alyssa M. Paluch

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the overall role and awareness of Rowan University's sexual violence programs through the perceptions of undergraduate students. An online survey was distributed to all enrolled Rowan University undergraduate students to determine their perceptions of the sexual violence initiatives. After the survey was closed, semi-structured virtual interviews were conducted to further investigate those perceptions. Out of the 16,874 surveys distributed, 301 complete responses were recorded, which was about a 1.8% response rate. Out of the 43 participants who signed up after the survey to complete an interview, eight ...


Resident Assistants And Title Ix: The Hypocrisy Of Compelled Disclosure, Samantha Contrini May 2021

Resident Assistants And Title Ix: The Hypocrisy Of Compelled Disclosure, Samantha Contrini

Theses and Dissertations

Resident Assistants juggle various roles as student staff members to ensure residents are supported and safe. Yet, RAs are widely considered to be some of the most under-trained and ill-prepared employees on college campuses (Letarte, 2012). At many institutions, RAs are considered Responsible Employees under Title IX which means they are required to report instances of sexual misconduct when they are made aware of them. Often times, this is done against the will of the survivor; a phenomenon referred to as compelled disclosure (Holland et al., 2018). The purpose of this study was to explore the potential harm caused to ...


Supports Needed For College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jaclyn Schneider May 2021

Supports Needed For College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jaclyn Schneider

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research study is to better understand how colleges can aid in the success of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder using a needs-based assessment. Many studies have been conducted regarding the needs of students with learning disabilities and special education needs, but not much research has been done for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The number of postsecondary students with Autism Spectrum Disorder continues to grow each year, yet little research has been conducted in this area. The objective was to hear from college students and alumni that identify as having Autism Spectrum Disorder to find ...


The Adult Student Decline: A Review Of The Long-Term Impact Of The Rowan University Strategic Plan, Trayvonne Jones May 2021

The Adult Student Decline: A Review Of The Long-Term Impact Of The Rowan University Strategic Plan, Trayvonne Jones

Theses and Dissertations

As education continues to advance, we are beginning to see that adult students are considerably different compared to their traditional counterparts. Adult students face many barriers that may hinder their receiving a proper education. These barriers can range from things such as time commitment or a technological barrier. With Rowan University's change from a commuter institution to a more residential university we have started to see an increase in full time students and less part-time students. This change could result in the needs of adult students not being met, which would pose a problem for the university. In 2008 ...


Developing Critical Consciousness In Traditionally White Fraternities In Higher Education, Jason J. Artrip May 2021

Developing Critical Consciousness In Traditionally White Fraternities In Higher Education, Jason J. Artrip

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this phenomenological study is to explore the experiences of fraternity members within the higher education system in New Jersey. One major goal of this study was to analyze the level of critical consciousness developed through involvement in a fraternity. While research exists on the fraternity experience in relation to race, and whiteness, not much has been examined to understand the experience of fraternity members in relation to these issues. By expanding this research, fraternity and sorority affairs professionals, student affairs professionals and fraternity national office staff can better understand the fraternity experience in relation to racial injustice ...


Rape Myth Prevalence Among Resident Assistants At Rowan University, Erin Flynn May 2021

Rape Myth Prevalence Among Resident Assistants At Rowan University, Erin Flynn

Theses and Dissertations

College campuses have become the front lines in the battle to end sexual assaults. One in five college-aged women will experience sexual assault during their time in school (Muehlenhard et al., 2017). This study explores whether mandatory reporters may disregard a report of sexual misconduct due to their belief in rape myths. Rape Myths are defined as any belief that exonerates the perpetrator while placing blame on the victim. This study aims to explore the relationship between rape myths and the largest population of mandatory reporters on campus, Resident Assistants. This study explores the degree of understanding Resident Assistants hold ...


Cross-Campus Collaboration And Its Impact On Resident Students At Rowan University, Serafina R. Genise May 2021

Cross-Campus Collaboration And Its Impact On Resident Students At Rowan University, Serafina R. Genise

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the role of cross-campus collaboration at Rowan University and understand the impact it has on resident students. By conducting multiple semi-structured interviews, I sought to understand the view of cross-campus collaboration from professionals from both academic and student affairs. After conducting a thematic analysis on the collected data, the findings of the study illustrated that there are some instances of cross-campus collaboration happening at Rowan University. These instances occur when they are integrated into one's position and or department, and through committee involvement at the university level. Outside of these instances ...


The Effects Of The Superwoman Schema On African American Women Receiving Their Graduate Degree At Rowan University While Also Holding An Assistantship, Corrine Smith May 2021

The Effects Of The Superwoman Schema On African American Women Receiving Their Graduate Degree At Rowan University While Also Holding An Assistantship, Corrine Smith

Theses and Dissertations

As an African American or Black woman, there is an expectation to be strong at all times. They are often glorified for their resiliency. Unfortunately, that strength and the expectation of it, can prove to be detrimental to African American or Black women's health. The Superwoman Schema, originally studied in 2010 by Woods-Giscomb, is the double edge sword that is handed to African American or Black women at a young age. The purpose of this qualitative study was to expand Wood-Giscomb's research by examining the perceptions of the impact of the Superwoman Schema on African American or Black ...


Gender Involvement At The Graduate Level, Ann Elizabeth Nitsche Apr 2021

Gender Involvement At The Graduate Level, Ann Elizabeth Nitsche

Theses and Dissertations

This quantitative research study identifies the attitudes and opinions of the target population on identifying a gender gap in graduate-level education. The target population consists of 28 female graduate students enrolled in the spring 2021 semester at Rowan University. The objective of this study is to assess the knowledge about the gender gap and female involvement within the graduate programs at Rowan University, a public research university located in Glassboro, New Jersey. The literature review for the study examines the current research on a woman's place within the realm of higher education. It also discusses the background of women ...


Perceptions Of Nontraditional Students Towards Extracurricular And Student Leadership Programming, Allison V. Niemiec Apr 2021

Perceptions Of Nontraditional Students Towards Extracurricular And Student Leadership Programming, Allison V. Niemiec

Theses and Dissertations

Nontraditional student populations at higher education institutions have been continuously growing, which requires institutions to become better prepared to address their unique needs. The purpose of this sequential explanatory mixed methods study was to explore the perceptions of nontraditional students towards extracurricular and student leadership programming at Rowan University. This research study involved a cross-sectional survey that identified characteristics of nontraditional students enrolled at Rowan University since at least the fall of 2019 and identified their satisfaction with and interest in extracurricular and leadership opportunities. Optional one on one interviews were administered to gain a better understanding of the survey ...


Effective Advising Practices: Undergraduate Students' Perspective On The Impact Of Academic Advising At Rowan University In The Health And Exercise Science Department, Meghan Michele Mcgahey Apr 2021

Effective Advising Practices: Undergraduate Students' Perspective On The Impact Of Academic Advising At Rowan University In The Health And Exercise Science Department, Meghan Michele Mcgahey

Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this study was to analyze current undergraduate students' perceptions of academic advising practices within the Health and Exercise Science Department (HES) at Rowan University. The department provides a rigorous and enlightening intellectual environment for the professional development, achievement and distinction of leaders in Education, Athletic Training, Public Health and Health Promotion and Fitness Management. Although there has been much research on student perceptions of academic advising, there has not been any done specific to Health and Exercise Science majors at Rowan University. Rowan University is currently undergoing massive changes during the COVID-19 crisis. With the transition to ...


Yo Pertenezco Aqui: Uncovering The Experiences And Sense Of Belonging Of Latinx/A/O Students At A Predominantly White Institution, Brittany C. Passano Apr 2021

Yo Pertenezco Aqui: Uncovering The Experiences And Sense Of Belonging Of Latinx/A/O Students At A Predominantly White Institution, Brittany C. Passano

Theses and Dissertations

As human beings, it is essential that we feel included in and connected to the communities in which we function. These feelings of inclusion and connection are referred to as feeling a sense of belonging. As a minoritized student population, Latinx/a/o students experience the difficulty of transitioning into an educational culture that is not prepared to welcome and serve them. The purpose of the following phenomenological qualitative study was to gain an in-depth understanding of the lived experiences of Latinx/a/o students and the ways in which their perceptions shaped their sense of belonging at a predominantly ...


The Relationship Between High-Impact Practices And First-Year Experience In First-Generation Students, Alexis Graesser Apr 2021

The Relationship Between High-Impact Practices And First-Year Experience In First-Generation Students, Alexis Graesser

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this phenomenological study is to explore the experiences of first-generation college students participating in high-impact practices during their first year. High-impact practices have been defined by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (2018) as first-year seminars, writing intensive courses, undergraduate research, learning communities, diversity/global learning, service learning, and internships. The goal of this study is to offer new discussions and recommendations based off findings and existing literature. While there is research on first-generation college students, first-year experiences, and high-impact practices, little is known about how the first-year experience of first-generation students is affected by their participation ...


International Graduate Students' Involvement And Overall Satisfaction With Their College Experience, Lauren Pollara Apr 2021

International Graduate Students' Involvement And Overall Satisfaction With Their College Experience, Lauren Pollara

Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this mixed method explanatory study was to examine the involvement patterns and priorities of Rowan University international graduate students and their overall college experience and satisfaction. The study further explored what services are most used from international graduate students at Rowan University. The survey sample included the available population of all international graduate students on an F-1 student visa studying at Rowan University's main campus in Glassboro, New Jersey who were registered for classes during the 2020-2021 academic year. Of the 145 students, 33 responded to the survey in its entirety, yielding a 22.8% response ...


Campus Resources, Dara Law Apr 2021

Campus Resources, Dara Law

Theses and Dissertations

This study examined how aware first semester college students are about Rowan Thrive, and if students have utilized any of its well-being resources. The study's goal was to determine if students were using this program on campus. This research's main goal is to bring awareness to first year college students about the Rowan Thrive program. This will help students who are experiencing mental health issues. This study found that more students have not utilized Rowan Thrive campus resources during their first semester. The study found that those who did utilize Rowan Thrive campus resources, the three areas utilized ...


Improving Collegiate Head Coaches' Awareness And Knowledge For Mental Health To Better Their Student-Athletes, Conner Mcvey Walsh Apr 2021

Improving Collegiate Head Coaches' Awareness And Knowledge For Mental Health To Better Their Student-Athletes, Conner Mcvey Walsh

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this narrative inquiry study was to examine how well-aware and equipped head coaches are when handling a student-athlete with mental health-related conditions. The primary goals of this study were to interview head coaches and learn about what resources their college institution provides for them, as well as the steps taken when approached by a student-athlete concerned about their mental health. The research on a head coach's awareness and knowledge on helping student-athletes is limited, but the research on the number of student-athletes with mental health-related conditions is not. By combining the literature on student-athletes, mental health ...


The Meaning In The Message: Impact And Implications Of University Presidential Statements Regarding Sexual Assault, Nicole Christine Kides Apr 2021

The Meaning In The Message: Impact And Implications Of University Presidential Statements Regarding Sexual Assault, Nicole Christine Kides

Theses and Dissertations

This study aims to critically analyze university presidential statements made regarding sexual assault on campus and how those statements might impact campus culture. Through critical content analysis, manifest content and latent content were examined. The results explain that while the statements made are satisfactory and making a statement is better than not doing so, the statements are vague and indistinct. In order for the statements to have more meaning and impact, it is clear that messaging needs to be more specific to each individual institution, and be more critical, using unique language so the campus community can feel seen, understood ...


Unseen, Unheard, Unknown: Uncovering Campus Environment Messaging For Students With Disabilities, Cassandra Maria Colfer Apr 2021

Unseen, Unheard, Unknown: Uncovering Campus Environment Messaging For Students With Disabilities, Cassandra Maria Colfer

Theses and Dissertations

While there is research detailing the perceptions of the campus environment and their implications on student development, there is limited research that looks at the perceptions of students with disabilities. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand what the perceptions of students with disabilities were of Rowan University's campus environment. This study was completed through semi-structured interviews of students with disabilities which included questioning as well as photo elicitation. Following the collection data, a thematic analysis was conducted. In order to better understand the answer to this question, four themes were created out of a thematic analysis ...


Transracial Adoption: An Investigation Of How Schools Shape Racial Identity, Lindsey Michelle Sowers-Zabelski Apr 2021

Transracial Adoption: An Investigation Of How Schools Shape Racial Identity, Lindsey Michelle Sowers-Zabelski

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this descriptive case study was to investigate how schools, including educators and curriculum, shape transracial adoptees' racial identity development. International transracial adoptees and transracial adoptees who were adopted through foster care shared their school experiences through interviews. In addition, participants offered artifacts which they felt impacted their racial identity development, from their time in school, including photographs and past assignments, to further answer the research questions. Steward and Baden's (1995) Cultural-Racial Identity Model was used to frame which experiences affirmed or discounted participants' racial identity development. The data collected from this research suggested that school experiences ...


Enhancing Deaf People’S Access To Justice In Northern Ireland: Implementing Article 13 Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities, Bronagh Byrne, Brent Elder, Michael Schwartz Mar 2021

Enhancing Deaf People’S Access To Justice In Northern Ireland: Implementing Article 13 Of The Un Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities, Bronagh Byrne, Brent Elder, Michael Schwartz

College of Education Faculty Scholarship

Article 13 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) specifies that disabled people have the right to ‘effective access to justice’ on an equal basis with others. This includes Deaf people. There is a distinct lack of research which explores the extent to which Article 13 UNCRPD is implemented in practice and which actively involves Deaf people in its implementation and monitoring. This paper shares findings from a rights-based research study co-produced with a Deaf Advisory Group and a Deaf-led organisation. It explores the implementation of Article 13 UNCRPD in Northern Ireland through the ...


The Community-Based Actions That Removed Barriers To Inclusive Education In Kenya, Brent Elder, Mbuh Payne, Benson Oswago Feb 2021

The Community-Based Actions That Removed Barriers To Inclusive Education In Kenya, Brent Elder, Mbuh Payne, Benson Oswago

College of Education Faculty Scholarship

This article represents a culmination of inclusive education projects implemented in western Kenya since 2010. In this article, we discuss the 2018 iteration of this on-going community-based participatory research (CBPR)-informed project in which we utilised multiple theoretical frameworks to inform our methods in this project, including decolonising methodologies and Critical Disability Studies (CDS). We conducted qualitative interviews as a way to learn about the ways in which inclusion committees facilitated the partial removal of barriers to the development of an inclusive education system in the region over the last decade. In this article, we provide an overview of the ...


Using Student Talk And Reader Response Journals With Emergent Readers, Samantha Gudowski Feb 2021

Using Student Talk And Reader Response Journals With Emergent Readers, Samantha Gudowski

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the impact on comprehension when emergent readers use talk and reader response journals to comprehend text. Data collected from reading attitude surveys, interviews, student journal entries, audio-recorded student conversations and notes in a teacher researcher journal were analyzed for emerging themes. The findings show that talk about text and the use of reader response journals have a positive impact on both reading comprehension and motivation. Implications for future research are discussed in chapter five.


Distress In Disguise: Mattering And Marginality Among Selected Students At Rowan University, Charissa M. Burgos Jan 2021

Distress In Disguise: Mattering And Marginality Among Selected Students At Rowan University, Charissa M. Burgos

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research study was to determine the attitudes of low-income, first-generation White students' as it relates to their sense of mattering at Rowan University. In addition to a demographic sheet, data were collected using Mattering Inventory (Tovar et al., 2009).


A Case Study Of The Perceptions Of English Faculty Regarding Interactions With Students With Disabilities, Ara V. Karakashian Jan 2021

A Case Study Of The Perceptions Of English Faculty Regarding Interactions With Students With Disabilities, Ara V. Karakashian

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative case study (Yin, 2018) was to explore the perceptions of 11 full time English faculty who teach at least one section of ENG 101-College Composition I, regarding interactions with students with disabilities (SWD) and learning disabilities (LD) at Friendship County Community College (FCCC), an urban community college in the northeastern region of the United States. Of the 11 faculty sampled, 11 participated in one-on-one interviews and a review of 24 de-identified disability accommodation letters was conducted. Using the Theory of Justice (Rawls, 1971, 2001) and the Ethic of Care (Noddings, 1984), data was collected to ...


Exploring Latina Students' Understanding Of The Financial Aid Process: A Qualitative Narrative Inquiry, Taina Morales Jan 2021

Exploring Latina Students' Understanding Of The Financial Aid Process: A Qualitative Narrative Inquiry, Taina Morales

Theses and Dissertations

Latina students face numerous barriers within the financial aid application process that impact the success rates of their higher education attainment. The financial aid application process is initiated through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Unfortunately, the FAFSA, as it is currently written is not beneficial to students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, students of color, and first generation college students, due to the cultural and linguistic hegemony that is present with the FAFSA application (Kimble, 2012; Taylor, 2019). Such hegemonic dominance within the financial aid application process, perpetuates the systemic racism that is present within ...


Teaching Social Justice In Kindergarten To Reduce Bias In Children, Deanna Marie Villari Jan 2021

Teaching Social Justice In Kindergarten To Reduce Bias In Children, Deanna Marie Villari

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to understand what happens when students in a Kindergarten classroom participate in learning about social justice to create a culture of empathy. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Ladson-Billings, 1995) serves as a theoretical framework for implementing mini-lessons using the 2020 Teaching Tolerance's Anti-Bias Framework and social justice standards to create an inclusive kindergarten environment. The objective was to increase engagement in the classroom and create a more positive and comfortable environment for students during play group and class discussions around picture books. Qualitative research was used in this study, which focused on read-alouds, class discussions ...


Changing The Narrative: The Effect Of Culturally Relevant Teaching To Improve Reading Comprehension And Engagement Among African American Males In Middle School, Portia J. Wood Jan 2021

Changing The Narrative: The Effect Of Culturally Relevant Teaching To Improve Reading Comprehension And Engagement Among African American Males In Middle School, Portia J. Wood

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to determine the effects of using culturally relevant texts to motivate and engage African American adolescent boys who read below grade level to read while also improving their current reading levels. The participants for this study were two twelve-year-old African-American adolescent males in the seventh grade. The study was conducted during a 30-minute independent reading segment and after school. The participants read a book for 15-20 minutes a day followed by a ten minute response to reading assignment about their book. The participants in this study were assigned culturally relevant texts to ...