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Factors Influencing The College Choice Decisions Of Community College Student-Athletes, Nicole Meulemans, Jon Lim, Bryan Romsa, Katelyn Romsa Jan 2019

Factors Influencing The College Choice Decisions Of Community College Student-Athletes, Nicole Meulemans, Jon Lim, Bryan Romsa, Katelyn Romsa

Counseling and Human Development Faculty Publications

A decision to attend college is based on many academic and athletic factors. Identifying factors most influential in college selection is beneficial to college administrators, recruiters, and coaches, and will ultimately influence recruitment, retention, and short and long-term strategic plans of an institution. This study examined factors influencing the college choice decisions of community college student-athletes in the Midwestern United States. Participants for this study were composed of 107 student-athletes (59 males and 48 females) from 19 community colleges in the Midwest regions of the National Junior College Athletic Conference (NJCAC). This study discovered that the three most significant factors ...


Students’ Relationships With First-Year Advisors And The Transition To Faculty Advisors: A Qualitative Study Of Appreciative Advising And Its Effects On College Students., Robert Mclean Jan 2019

Students’ Relationships With First-Year Advisors And The Transition To Faculty Advisors: A Qualitative Study Of Appreciative Advising And Its Effects On College Students., Robert Mclean

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This qualitative study investigated questions that were created to (a) help improve the quality of academic advising within professional advising and faculty advising at a public university in the Midwest as well as (b) provide additional support to the importance of Appreciative Advising in the advising role and in student services. The theoretical framework for this thesis was Appreciative Education also known as Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Advising (Bloom, Hutson, He & Konkle, 2013). Student testimonials were gauged through face-to-face, one-on-one interviews to analyze students’ interactions with their professional and faculty academic advisors and to determine which connections with their advisors ...


Analysis Of Factors Influencing The College Choice Decisions Of Ncaa Division Ii Elite Track And Field Athletes, Jon Lin, Lisa Paulson, Bryan Romsa, Hal J. Walker, Katelyn Romsa Jan 2017

Analysis Of Factors Influencing The College Choice Decisions Of Ncaa Division Ii Elite Track And Field Athletes, Jon Lin, Lisa Paulson, Bryan Romsa, Hal J. Walker, Katelyn Romsa

Counseling and Human Development Faculty Publications

The student-athlete college selection process is a major decision impacting their future academic and athletic success. A better understanding of factors influencing this selection process will aid intercollegiate athletic programs in recruiting and retaining the highest caliber athletes possible. This study examined the factors influencing the college choice decisions of NCAA Division II elite track and field athletes across the United States. The participants were 320 athletes who represented 78 NCAA Division II institutions located in eight regions across the United States. This article discusses the most important factors involved in the college selection process of NCAA Division II elite ...


Preparing New Professionals In Studnet Affairs: A Supervisory Model To Maximize Graduate Student Success, Bryan Romsa, Katelyn Romsa Jan 2016

Preparing New Professionals In Studnet Affairs: A Supervisory Model To Maximize Graduate Student Success, Bryan Romsa, Katelyn Romsa

Counseling and Human Development Faculty Publications

Effective preparation for graduate students pursuing work in the field of college student affairs most often includes both a formal classroom experience as well as a supervised practical experience, such as internships or graduate assistantships (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, 2012). A formal classroom experience typically consists of specific learning outcomes, regular and structured class meetings, and educational experiences designed by the instructor. This experience is vital to graduate student growth of and development but is insufficient in preparing them for the real-world experiences they will soon face. Although supervised experiences have historically been a required ...


The Relationship Of Growth Mindset And Goal-Setting In A First-Year College Course, Chelsea E. Sorensen Jan 2016

The Relationship Of Growth Mindset And Goal-Setting In A First-Year College Course, Chelsea E. Sorensen

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Previous research has found that mindset and goal orientation are intricately related in motivation and academic achievement, which holds significant implications for students in higher education (Dweck, 2009). While growth mindset-focused intervention has been studied, finding improvement in mastery goal-setting (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, and Dweck, 2007), goal-focused intervention accounting for student mindset has not. Firstyear college students’ implicit theory of intelligence, or mindset, was measured before they were randomly assigned to set either a mastery- or performance-based goal in relation to their first exam in a difficult chemistry course. Upon receiving their first exam score, students were free to set whatever ...


A Descriptive Study Of International Students’ Needs And Service Satisfaction At South Dakota State University, Xiaoyu Guo Jan 2016

A Descriptive Study Of International Students’ Needs And Service Satisfaction At South Dakota State University, Xiaoyu Guo

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The growing international educational marketplace attracts students from all over the world. These students not only bring economic benefits to the host countries, but bring their cultures and languages as well. However, international students face challenges and have needs and expectations when studying abroad. They often do not know how to find services or information they need across the university to adjust smoothly in this new environment. Meanwhile, the host universities may not fully address these international students’ special needs because they have limited useful information to understand these students. This researcher conducted a study seeking to identify international students ...


The Concept Of Role Models In Life Design, William C. Briddick, Hande Briddick Jan 2012

The Concept Of Role Models In Life Design, William C. Briddick, Hande Briddick

Counseling and Human Development Faculty Publications

The 21st century brings challenges for advancing career counseling and vocational psychology on a global level. The globalization of career work called for innovations in theory as well as interventions, techniques, and concepts. The emergence of life design with its emphasis on self-making, identity shaping and career-construction provides not only useful theory, intervention and technique but the powerful theoretical concept of role models. Career construction counseling and the Career Story Interview provide a context for exploration of the influence of role models on the construction of both self and career. The efficiency and comprehensive nature of the career construction process ...