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Building Authenticity In Social Media Tools To Recruit, Jean Sandlin, Edlyn V. Peña Jan 2014

Building Authenticity In Social Media Tools To Recruit, Jean Sandlin, Edlyn V. Peña

Edlyn V. Peña

An increasing number of institutions utilize social media tools, including studentwritten blogs, on their admission websites in an effort to enhance authenticity in their recruitment marketing materials. This study offers a framework for understanding what contributes to prospective college students’ perceptions of social media authenticity and how their perceptions shape expectations of the college experience. The results of the study are based on qualitative data comprising 16 in-depth interviews, 165 journal entries, and an eightmember focus group interview with college-bound students. Prospective college students perceived student-written blogs to be authentic when student bloggers disclosed personal details and feelings about campus ...


Marginalization Of Published Scholarship On Students With Disabilities, Edlyn V. Peña Jan 2014

Marginalization Of Published Scholarship On Students With Disabilities, Edlyn V. Peña

Edlyn V. Peña

While numbers of students with disabilities continue to rise in postsecondary education, little is known about the extent to which the scholarship on this student population has kept pace. A critical content analysis was conducted to review articles on students with disabilities published in top-tier journals of higher education between 1990 and 2010. Topical and methodological trends and limitations were examined, revealing that the depth and breadth of research on students with disabilities is vastly limited in mainstream journals of higher education. Recommendations are made for future research to fill gaps in methodology and topic areas.


“Developing And Implementing Data Services At An Undergraduate Institution.” Visualizing A Bright Future: Proceedings Of The 39th Iamslic Conference, Ed. Dorothy Barr. Pages 47-53., Jeanine M. Scaramozzino, Russell White Jan 2014

“Developing And Implementing Data Services At An Undergraduate Institution.” Visualizing A Bright Future: Proceedings Of The 39th Iamslic Conference, Ed. Dorothy Barr. Pages 47-53., Jeanine M. Scaramozzino, Russell White

Jeanine M. Scaramozzino

No abstract provided.


Repairing Harm: Using Restorative Practices To Build Community, Katie R. Kole, Josh M. Durbin, Larry D. Long Jan 2013

Repairing Harm: Using Restorative Practices To Build Community, Katie R. Kole, Josh M. Durbin, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Article on using restorative practices in residence life.


Parents’ Experiences In The Transition Of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders To Community College, Edlyn V. Peña, Jodie Kocur Jan 2013

Parents’ Experiences In The Transition Of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders To Community College, Edlyn V. Peña, Jodie Kocur

Edlyn V. Peña

Due to the rising number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) attending community colleges and the important role that parents play in their student’s transition process, the current study aimed to explore the experiences of parents as their student with ASD transitioned to community college. Eighteen parents of students with ASD who attended community college completed an hour-long interview regarding their experience assisting their student with the transition. Parents reported playing two predominant roles: (1) coaching students to navigate campus services, and (2) encouraging students to participate in college more independently. In addition, two major challenges emerged from ...


Faculty Institutional Agents At Community Colleges., Marian Carrasco Nungaray, Edlyn V. Peña Jan 2012

Faculty Institutional Agents At Community Colleges., Marian Carrasco Nungaray, Edlyn V. Peña

Edlyn V. Peña

Chicanos/as are one of the most underrepresented groups in higher education and least likely to complete a baccalaureate degree. Most Chicana/as in California begin and end their postsecondary educational journey at a community college. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the role classroom faculty institutional agents play in the successful transfer of Chicano/a students. Eight Chicano/a students who transferred and graduated from a university were interviewed and they nominated classroom faculty members viewed as instrumental in their transfer success. Five classroom faculty members identified by the students were interviewed. Findings suggest that ...


Inquiry Methods For Critical Consciousness And Self-Change, Edlyn V. Peña Jan 2012

Inquiry Methods For Critical Consciousness And Self-Change, Edlyn V. Peña

Edlyn V. Peña

This study investigates faculty members' experiences in a 20-month inquiry project that provided them with structured opportunities to (a) interview students of color about their educational journey, and (b) meet with other faculty members as a collaborative inquiry team to discuss student interview findings. Changes in faculty members were documented through faculty interviews, observations of inquiry meetings, and faculty's reflective journal entries. Findings revealed that faculty members developed an intimate knowledge of students' experiences coupled with an understanding of the broader social implications of being a student of color. They developed a critical consciousness and practical knowledge that informed ...


Teaching Christian Integration In Psychology And Counseling: Current Status And Future Directions, Fernando L. Garzon, M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall Jan 2012

Teaching Christian Integration In Psychology And Counseling: Current Status And Future Directions, Fernando L. Garzon, M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall

Fernando L. Garzon

In this article, we review the current status of theory and research on teaching Christian integration in psychology and counseling. Changes in student characteristics, emerging technologies, and paradigm shifts in the disciplines themselves predict unique opportunities and challenges for the future. We reflect upon directions integration learning theory and pedagogy should take in light of these considerations.


Free Technology Tools To Develop Professionally And Collaboratively, Laura L. Needs, Larry D. Long Jan 2010

Free Technology Tools To Develop Professionally And Collaboratively, Laura L. Needs, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Strategies For Improving The Fraternity/Sorority Experience, Larry D. Long Jan 2010

Strategies For Improving The Fraternity/Sorority Experience, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Exploring Effective Support Practices For Doctoral Students' Degree Completion, Edlyn V. Peña, Ilda Jimenez Y West, Gokce Gokalp, Linda Fischer, Jarrett Gupton Jan 2010

Exploring Effective Support Practices For Doctoral Students' Degree Completion, Edlyn V. Peña, Ilda Jimenez Y West, Gokce Gokalp, Linda Fischer, Jarrett Gupton

Edlyn V. Peña

The increase in time-to degree and attrition rates of students in doctoral programs highlight the importance of identifying challenges students face and developing support services to address them. This study explored the barriers and challenges Ed.D. students face while pursuing their degree along with the effectiveness of a doctoral support center (DSC) in assisting doctoral candidates. A survey administered to 103 students inquired into participants' experiences with their program, dissertation chair, and the DSC. In addition, nine student volunteers participated in focus groups and responded to questions related to the DSC, the program, and the advisor. Time management and ...


Comprehension Text Strategies, Connie Mcdonald Feb 2009

Comprehension Text Strategies, Connie Mcdonald

Connie McDonald

Text strategies that enhance comprehension of narrative and expository text are examined.


Self-Study Leveraging: The Qpc Model For Comprehensive Academic Program Review., Jamie Comstock, Kathy Booker Jan 2009

Self-Study Leveraging: The Qpc Model For Comprehensive Academic Program Review., Jamie Comstock, Kathy Booker

Jayne Marie Comstock

The past twenty years have brought about a paradigm shift in higher education. During that time, we have changed our focus from what we want to teach to what students need to learn. The academy's position of unassailable authority has been usurped by public cries for transparency, accountability, quality assurance, and quality improvement. To cut expenses, and therefore deter the rising cost of postsecondary education, institutions have borrowed best business practices and started focusing on productivity, efficiency, and reallocating resources.


Filling The Gap: Identifying Fraternity And Sorority Member Needs Through Assessment, Larry D. Long, Cara W. Luyster Jan 2009

Filling The Gap: Identifying Fraternity And Sorority Member Needs Through Assessment, Larry D. Long, Cara W. Luyster

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Teaching Grammar And The Need To Ensure That Techniques Match Grammatical Structures, Arshad Abd Samad Jan 2008

Teaching Grammar And The Need To Ensure That Techniques Match Grammatical Structures, Arshad Abd Samad

Arshad Abd Samad

The teaching of grammar has always been bogged down by the issue of whether it should be taught explicitly or implicitly. The history of language teaching has seen numerous pendulum swings from teaching grammar explicitly to a more discovery or implicit teaching of grammar and back to didactic, teacher fronted approaches. We are aware of the Grammar Translation Method, the Direct Method, the Audiolingual Method, and more recently the Communicative Approach – all of which presented grammar either explicitly or implicitly to varying degrees. Writing recently, however, DeKeyser (2005) bemoans the lack of a serious and concerted effort to teach grammar ...


Contextual Problem Defining: Learning To Think And Act From The Standpoint Of Equity, Edlyn V. Peña, Estela Bensimon, Julia Colyar Jan 2006

Contextual Problem Defining: Learning To Think And Act From The Standpoint Of Equity, Edlyn V. Peña, Estela Bensimon, Julia Colyar

Edlyn V. Peña

No abstract provided.


Shaping The Future: Strategic Planning For Small Colleges And Universities., Jamie Comstock, Rand Ziegler Jan 2005

Shaping The Future: Strategic Planning For Small Colleges And Universities., Jamie Comstock, Rand Ziegler

Jayne Marie Comstock

This paper addresses the importance of strategic planning as a precursor to assessing organizational performance and outlines a change model that has been used successfully at a small college with limited resources. Grounded in extant executive planning processes, this new model demystifies the strategic planning process and establishes procedures that address the practical and logistical issues associated with facilitating a planning process and ensuring that the plan becomes a document that espouses realistic goals, inspires and motivates members of the campus community, and actually provides direction for departments as they create their work plans and allocate resources.


Doing Research That Makes A Difference, Edlyn Vallejo, Bensimon M. Bensimon, Georgia Bauman, Donald E. Polkinghorne Jan 2004

Doing Research That Makes A Difference, Edlyn Vallejo, Bensimon M. Bensimon, Georgia Bauman, Donald E. Polkinghorne

Edlyn V. Peña

This paper describes the "practitioner-as-researcher" model of research, an alternative methodology that is intended to bring about institutional change. We developed this approach through the Diversity Scorecard project in which we work with teams of practitioners to examine institutional data disaggregated by ethnicity in order to identify inequities in educational outcomes. The practitioners, themselves, conduct the research on their own campuses to discover areas of inequities. This, in turn, impacts their practices and motivation to bring about systemic institutional change.