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“Because Like – And So I Don’T – So I Think It’S Maybe, I Don’T Know”: Performing Traumatic Effects While Reading Lynda Barry’S The Freddie Stories, David Lewkowich, Michelle Miller Stafford May 2020

“Because Like – And So I Don’T – So I Think It’S Maybe, I Don’T Know”: Performing Traumatic Effects While Reading Lynda Barry’S The Freddie Stories, David Lewkowich, Michelle Miller Stafford

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

As a picture of childhood composed from the point of view of a young boy named Freddie, who suffers the effects of repeated and ongoing trauma, the experience of reading The Freddie Stories presents a number of interpretive challenges: its main character is often split and in various states of disassociation, the difference between dreaming and waking life is not always obvious, multiple monsters appear in different and changeable forms, and as Freddie experiences repeated difficulties with language and cognitive function, his traumatic past enfolds upon the time in which the story is set. In this paper, we analyze how ...


Keeping The Faith: The Organizational Saga Of Anderson University From 1995-2015, Mark Hughes May 2020

Keeping The Faith: The Organizational Saga Of Anderson University From 1995-2015, Mark Hughes

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This case study tells the story of Anderson University from 1995 to 2015. During this period, Anderson transitioned from a 2-year college to a 4-year university. The institution made this transition to remain viable and went through a period of decline because of the high costs associated with becoming a senior institution. After a leadership change, a period of stabilization occurred which set the stage for an evolutionary leader who determined the institution was ready for change. As an experienced strategic planner, this evolutionary leader engaged the faculty in the process of strategic planning which achieved their buy-in to develop ...


Defying The Odds, Stories Of Success: A Case Study Of Foster Care Alumni In The Community College Environment, Julia Philyaw May 2020

Defying The Odds, Stories Of Success: A Case Study Of Foster Care Alumni In The Community College Environment, Julia Philyaw

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this dissertation was to explore the lived experiences of foster care alumni and how these experiences influenced the individual’s decision to enroll in a community college, persist, and complete a degree. The dissertation drew from two conceptual frameworks, Bandwidth (Verschelden, 2017) and Capitals – cultural, social, and academic (Bourdieu, 1986; St. John, Hu, & Fisher, 2010). Foster care alumni were selected as the population due to their underrepresentation in college enrollment and poor completion rates. Moving beyond a deficit model that focuses on identifying obstacles, this dissertation focused on success stories of the foster care alumni in an ...


Applying Agriculture Curriculum As A Vehicle For Science Learning, Nicole Sorensen May 2020

Applying Agriculture Curriculum As A Vehicle For Science Learning, Nicole Sorensen

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Agricultural educators in Nebraska are confronting increasing need to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education into agricultural curriculum. Though there are more than 80 agricultural education programs in Nebraska, the state does not provide many state-based curricula options within agricultural education pathways. The purpose of this exploratory survey research is to learn about the viability of an integrated, agriculture and science-based curriculum that is publicly available to agricultural education instructors. The study posed the questions: (1) What is the feasibility of a publicly available, science-integrated agriculture curriculum within Nebraska agricultural education programs? and (2) What are the benefits ...


Perceptions Of Stress And Coping In Traditional Age First-Year College Students, Bridgett Grant May 2020

Perceptions Of Stress And Coping In Traditional Age First-Year College Students, Bridgett Grant

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This qualitative research study examined the perceptions of stress and coping in traditional-age, first-year college students. This study sought to form an understanding of the participants’ lived experiences relating to stress and coping throughout their first semester of college. Five participants’ were separately interviewed twice for the purposes of data collection. The findings from the data analysis process showed that these first-year college students experienced stress as a result of new and challenging academic expectations while also trying to navigate interpersonal relationships. Further, participants’ in this study experienced stress as a result from interacting with social media. These traditional-age, first-year ...


Exploring Pedagogical Empathy Of Mathematics Graduate Student Instructors, Karina Uhing May 2020

Exploring Pedagogical Empathy Of Mathematics Graduate Student Instructors, Karina Uhing

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research Papers in Mathematics

Interpersonal relationships are central to the teaching and learning of mathematics. One way that teachers relate to their students is by empathizing with them. In this study, I examined the phenomenon of pedagogical empathy, which is defined as empathy that influences teaching practices. Specifically, I studied how mathematics graduate student instructors conceptualize pedagogical empathy and analyzed how pedagogical empathy might influence their teaching decisions. To address my research questions, I designed a qualitative phenomenological study in which I conducted observations and interviews with 11 mathematics graduate student instructors who were teaching precalculus courses at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

In ...


Evaluation Of Maternal Diet And Its Effect On Milk Composition And Piglet Health And Growth Performance, Shana Barnett May 2020

Evaluation Of Maternal Diet And Its Effect On Milk Composition And Piglet Health And Growth Performance, Shana Barnett

Theses and Dissertations in Animal Science

Both graduate research and graduate teaching duties work together to help to develop a graduate student’s skills both in the classroom and on their research experiments. Being both a GTA and GRA allows a student to form more sound hypotheses, connect better with students, and better understand their own research.

During the time as a GTA and GRA four surveys were developed to analyze different groups of students and their learning environment and two animal experiments were conducted to evaluate maternal diet and its effect on milk composition and piglet health and growth performance

The surveys given to students ...


What Influences Itinerant Teacher Job Satisfaction And Intent To Stay?, Laura Barrett May 2020

What Influences Itinerant Teacher Job Satisfaction And Intent To Stay?, Laura Barrett

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Schools across the country are facing a shortage of qualified teachers. When they post jobs, certified applicants may be rare. The problem of teacher shortage is multifaceted, but is generally focused in two areas: recruitment and retention of teachers. Attrition is the highest among new teachers, those who have been in the profession for less than five years. By focusing on retention of teachers, schools will need to spend less time on recruiting and can devote that time to deep implementation of high-quality education.

While there have been multiple studies looking at retention of staff, there have been few studies ...


Learning Opportunities Of Multiplication Fluency In Open Source K-5 Mathematics Curriculum, Katie L. Johnson Apr 2020

Learning Opportunities Of Multiplication Fluency In Open Source K-5 Mathematics Curriculum, Katie L. Johnson

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Three open source K-5 mathematics curricula, Bridges in Mathematics, Eureka Mathematics, and Texas Go Math!, were analyzed and coded to determine what learning opportunities they provided for students to develop multiplication fluency. Multiplication fluency is achieved when conceptual and procedural knowledge are layered to allow the learner to process the information. Across the three sets of materials, 429 items were coded, with 69.93% being coded as items that afforded the development of procedural knowledge. One of the goals of this study was to determine how curricular materials support rote learning versus more layered [scaffolded] learning. It was determined that ...


Going The Distance: A Case Study Of One Community College's Journey Across The Digital Divide, Michael Robert Jolley Apr 2020

Going The Distance: A Case Study Of One Community College's Journey Across The Digital Divide, Michael Robert Jolley

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Rural communities throughout the nation continue to lag their urban and suburban peers in access to high-speed internet service. This digital divide affects rural populations in a myriad of ways, but access to higher educational opportunities may be most problematic. While the promise of technology to level the field for rural students continues to offer hope, the scarcity of broadband service lingers. This qualitative instrumental case study explores how one exceptional rural community college in the Great Plains developed the capacity to deliver distance education programming. The study relies upon Rogers's theory of diffusion of innovations to validate the ...


Finite Population Corrections For Two-Level Hierarchical Linear Models With Binary Predictors, Steven Svoboda Apr 2020

Finite Population Corrections For Two-Level Hierarchical Linear Models With Binary Predictors, Steven Svoboda

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Answering social science research questions about clustered data necessitates collecting data using sampling schemes, which may result in hierarchical data structures. Hierarchical liner modeling (HLM) techniques are required to account for the interdependency of observations due to clustering. However, traditional HLM assumes the target population is infinitely large or near enough to infinitely large for practical purposes (i.e., the sample consists of less than 5% of the target population). Often times, the assumption of an infinitely large target population may not hold.

The current study was conducted in two separate phases using Monte Carlo simulation methods. First, the continuous ...


School Autonomy Distributed Leadership And Teachers’ Use Of Innovative Teaching Practices, Cailen O'Shea Apr 2020

School Autonomy Distributed Leadership And Teachers’ Use Of Innovative Teaching Practices, Cailen O'Shea

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The primary aim of this research is to understand how school autonomy and distributed leadership supports teachers’ use of innovative teaching practices. Innovative practices such as increasing cognitive activation and enhanced curricular activities have shown to have significant positive effects on student outcomes (Le Donné, Fraser, & Bousquet, 2016). Based on internationally representative samples including 7,436 lower secondary school principals and 117,876 teachers from 34 countries surveyed in the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013 data, this study analyzed the effect of school autonomy and distributed leadership on teachers’ use of these innovative teaching practices. The findings demonstrate ...


Incentives To Impact The Longevity Of Urban Special Education Paraprofessionals, Tonya Jolley Apr 2020

Incentives To Impact The Longevity Of Urban Special Education Paraprofessionals, Tonya Jolley

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Special education paraprofessional educators play an essential role in support of special education students from an academic and safety standpoint in public-school systems. During several years, a Midwest, urban school district, awarded a tuition reimbursement incentive to 31 paraprofessionals through an application process coordinated by District Human Resource Office. In the Fall of 2019, after three years, 16 paraprofessionals remained in the program. The experiences of the paraprofessionals during the three years are presented through the findings of this study.

Adviser: Marilyn L. Grady


Identity And Technology Integration In An Efl Context: A Study Of Egyptian Teachers And Adult Learners, Alia Emara Apr 2020

Identity And Technology Integration In An Efl Context: A Study Of Egyptian Teachers And Adult Learners, Alia Emara

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Globalization and the advent of technology have compelled many Egyptians to master the English language to participate in an increasingly competitive knowledge-centered global economy. Therefore, the demand for English language classes has been increasing in Egypt in recent years. However, English language classes alone may not guarantee that learners become technologically competent to master 21st century skills. Therefore, one purpose of this qualitative case study is to examine how Egyptian EFL teachers and Egyptian EFL adult learners utilize technology and digital resources in teaching and learning English to promote autonomous learning and 21st century skills. The study also ...


Vibrotactile Threshold Estimation In Neurotypical Children, Elizabeth Hoffman Apr 2020

Vibrotactile Threshold Estimation In Neurotypical Children, Elizabeth Hoffman

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Experimental findings are limited concerning the vibrotactile sensitivity of the glabrous hand and perioral face in neurotypical children. Additional research examining vibrotactile detection thresholds (VDT) in neurotypical children would further understanding of tactile perception in children and help create a more robust understanding of somatosensory development across the lifespan. This research has applications in diagnostics for neurological disorders affecting vibrotactile sensation in the hands and face. The proposed study will use an adaptive single interval up-down threshold tracking algorithm to measure VDTs at 5, 10, 50, 150, 250, and 300 Hz for the glabrous hand and perioral face in a ...


First-Generation College Student Experience In The Financial Aid Process, Kristy Saunders Apr 2020

First-Generation College Student Experience In The Financial Aid Process, Kristy Saunders

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

How do first-generation college students experience the financial aid process? In what ways does a first-generation status affect the financial aid process for college students? Prior literature shows that first-generation college students are more likely to navigate the financial aid process without the help of parents and are less likely to complete the financial aid process in its entirety. However, there is a gap in prior literature examining the first-generation college student experience within the financial aid process overall. The current study utilizes a hermeneutical phenomenological approach to examine first-generation college student experiences in the financial aid process at a ...


Adjusting The Late Policy: Using Smaller Intervals For Grading Deductions, Brandon Bosch Apr 2020

Adjusting The Late Policy: Using Smaller Intervals For Grading Deductions, Brandon Bosch

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

Most late policies involve some type of initial large deduction when an assignment is late, followed by subsequent deductions around a certain interval. In many cases, instructors will select 24 hours as their interval. While this type of late policy is common, it can be criticized for being too punitive. Moreover, large intervals can encourage students to hold on to their assignments longer than necessary, increasing the possibility that students receive a second large deduction. To address some of these issues, I share my experience of using one-point deductions for each hour an assignment is late.


Addressing The Need For An Alternative Education Collaborative In Nonmetropolitan School Districts, Trina Pettit Apr 2020

Addressing The Need For An Alternative Education Collaborative In Nonmetropolitan School Districts, Trina Pettit

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Through both federal and state educational legislation, there have been efforts to increase the accountability of schools in meeting the educational needs of all students and increasing the nation's graduation rates. States and districts across the nation have responded differently to these laws. As one pattern, there has been a rise in alternative schools and programs developed to address the educational needs of students who have not been having success with the traditional school model. Even as alternative schooling becomes more common, there is limited guidance in establishing these programs and limited professional development designed specifically for those teaching ...


Toward Supporting Nphc Students And Organizations: An Autoethnographic Critical Race Theory Story Of What Fraternity And Sorority Life Can Learn From The Multicultural Center At One Predominantly White Institution, Ashley Swift Apr 2020

Toward Supporting Nphc Students And Organizations: An Autoethnographic Critical Race Theory Story Of What Fraternity And Sorority Life Can Learn From The Multicultural Center At One Predominantly White Institution, Ashley Swift

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This is an autoethnographic study that focuses on the ways in which the office of fraternity and sorority (OFSL) can better support the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations and its members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The study examined what the OFSL could learn from the multicultural center about their approach to supporting NPHC students at Nebraska. The three questions that helped guide this study were: What does the OFSL do to support NPHC organizations at Nebraska? What are the needs of Black students in the NPHC at Nebraska? How does the multicultural center provide support for Black students at ...


Early Language And Literacy Skills Of Spanish-Speaking Dual Language Learners, Alejandro Rodriguez, Marc Goodrich, Maggie Harms, Lisa Fitton Apr 2020

Early Language And Literacy Skills Of Spanish-Speaking Dual Language Learners, Alejandro Rodriguez, Marc Goodrich, Maggie Harms, Lisa Fitton

UCARE Research Products

The purpose of this study is to examine the early language measures that are the best predictors of English reading achievement and to determine whether assessing DLLs’ Spanish language skills contributes to the prediction of English reading achievement. Preschool and kindergarten often represent DLLs’ first significant exposure to English, and development of English language proficiency is strongly linked to English reading achievement (Storch & Whitehurst, 2002). Because DLLs may not be exposed to English consistently prior to preschool or kindergarten, they often enter kindergarten with lower levels of English proficiency than their monolingual peers. This makes it difficult to identify DLLs ...


The Equity And Engagement Challenges Of Teaching Reading In Middle School, Edmund T. Hamann, Stephanie Malone Apr 2020

The Equity And Engagement Challenges Of Teaching Reading In Middle School, Edmund T. Hamann, Stephanie Malone

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The point is to look at midlevel and high school students—those often encapsulated by the term ‘adolescent literacy’—and to ask what it is that makes those students less likely to engage in productive reading practice. That may at first look like a psychological question about motivation, which makes the challenge seem like it is something inside the student that needs attention or ‘fixing’. But the orientation here is instead more sociological. If we talk about instruction, in this case reading instruction, it is intrinsically interactive, between teacher and student most obviously, but also interactive between students and their ...


French Club, Brett Foster, Madisen Bell Apr 2020

French Club, Brett Foster, Madisen Bell

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Afterschool club that introduces French Language and Culture to young elementary students. Through hands-on activities and discussions, students will learn the basics of French Language and complete a French Journal full of everything they learned that semester to take home.


"The Wonderful World Of Dr. Seuss Club", Meagan Heimbrecht, Charlie Croteau, Kylee Sodomka Apr 2020

"The Wonderful World Of Dr. Seuss Club", Meagan Heimbrecht, Charlie Croteau, Kylee Sodomka

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Exploring the world through Dr. Seuss! A club geared for young elementary schoolers in hopes of promoting reading and curiosity! From Oobleck to puppets to writing their own book, this club is simple yet takes a student on a new adventure every week!


Pen Pal Club: Handwriting And Fine Motor Development, Madelyn Beck, Nicole Borcyk Apr 2020

Pen Pal Club: Handwriting And Fine Motor Development, Madelyn Beck, Nicole Borcyk

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This "Pen Pal Club" targets K-2 students. The lesson plans provided aim to develop handwriting, letter formation, and fine motor skills to create confident and competent young writers who can excel in the classroom.


"We Mean Green" Environmental Science Club, Maria E. Heyen, Lauren Prehn Apr 2020

"We Mean Green" Environmental Science Club, Maria E. Heyen, Lauren Prehn

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Lesson Plans for an Environmental Science Club. This club seeks to promote environmental awareness to elementary students through hands-on activities, videos, and discussion.


"History Of Nebraska Club", Allison Metschke, Hailey Just Apr 2020

"History Of Nebraska Club", Allison Metschke, Hailey Just

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This club is designed to educate young kids on the history of Nebraska. Topics cover a wide variety of ideas, including: the Oregon Trail, Native Americans, teepees, tribes, clothing, buffalo, Chimney Rock, Homestead National Monument, how Nebraska became a state, and general information about Nebraska.


Escape The Classroom Club, Abbey Haymond, Jasmine Ranjbari-Sisan Apr 2020

Escape The Classroom Club, Abbey Haymond, Jasmine Ranjbari-Sisan

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This after school club encourages students to work together to solve puzzles and find clues. By using critical thinking skills and creativity, they will escape the classroom as a team.


Environmental Activism, Ellen Dexter, Lydia Dexter Apr 2020

Environmental Activism, Ellen Dexter, Lydia Dexter

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

An after school book club that follows Greta Thunberg's book of speeches No One is Too Small to Make a Difference , as well as uses hands-on activities to teach the importance of environmental activism.


Music And Movement Club, Emma Fuller, Madison Sides Apr 2020

Music And Movement Club, Emma Fuller, Madison Sides

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

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Got Science? Club, Nora Husein, Randa Ismail Apr 2020

Got Science? Club, Nora Husein, Randa Ismail

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Got Science? Club allows students to learn about the science that can be found in our daily lives using everyday items such as food and school supplies. Students will learn about these sciences through hands-on experiments, allowing them to truly experience the science around them.