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Stunting Higher-Ed Reforms: Arrogance And Ignorance, Aaron W. Hughey Dec 2016

Stunting Higher-Ed Reforms: Arrogance And Ignorance, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Ua94/6/1 Memories From Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Martha Strawn Iley Nov 2016

Ua94/6/1 Memories From Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Martha Strawn Iley

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Martha Strawn Iley recounts her time at WKU between September 1946 to May 1947.


Mapping The Literature Of Pediatric Nursing: Update And Implications For Library Services, Carol L. Watwood Oct 2016

Mapping The Literature Of Pediatric Nursing: Update And Implications For Library Services, Carol L. Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

Objective

The purpose of this study was to identify core journals and other types of literature cited in four major pediatric nursing journals and to characterize coverage of these resources in major bibliographic databases. The study was part of the “Mapping the Literature of Nursing Project” of the Medical Library Association's Nursing and Allied Health Resource Section. It updates a similar analysis published in 2006 and determines whether citation patterns have changed over time.

Methods

Cited references from articles published in 4 pediatric nursing journals between 2011 and 2013 were collected. Cited journal titles were ranked according to number ...


A Leading University With International Reach: Internationalization At Western Kentucky University, David M. Kerr Oct 2016

A Leading University With International Reach: Internationalization At Western Kentucky University, David M. Kerr

Dissertations

Internationalization has become a central feature of American universities and has continued to grow in importance as administrators, teachers, and students desire to take advantage of the multitude of benefits (academic, social/cultural, economic, and political) successful internationalization can offer. Several studies have been conducted on internationalization in higher education, but research is needed that seeks to understand internationalization on an institutional level, i.e., the commonly accepted practices used to internationalize a university, the various rationales used to justify internationalization, and the common challenges associated with internationalization.

The goal of this phenomenological study is to examine the process of ...


Graduate Student Retention: An Examination Of Factors Affecting Persistence Among Master's Program Students At Comprehensive Public Institutions, Scott S. Gordon Oct 2016

Graduate Student Retention: An Examination Of Factors Affecting Persistence Among Master's Program Students At Comprehensive Public Institutions, Scott S. Gordon

Dissertations

This study focuses on persistence efforts at the master’s level at regional comprehensive public institutions, with student interviews and document research used as data sources. The interviews are conducted with students who are currently enrolled in or have graduated from master’s programs at one of the two institutions studied, while the documents examined were texts for internal and external constituencies.

While Tinto’s Longitudinal Model of Doctoral Persistence is used as a guide for the research, a variety of student retention models are examined that encompass both undergraduate and doctoral persistence. Challenges include the lack of models specifically ...


Student Perceptions Of Services For Veterans And Military Personnel, Philip Parsons Aug 2016

Student Perceptions Of Services For Veterans And Military Personnel, Philip Parsons

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Many Veterans are returning from the War on Terror and making their way to universities. Due to the many aspects of war and military life many maybe, or are experiencing some level of mental health issue/s. As more Veterans make this transition, resources may not be available for them to be successful in the classroom (Whitley, Tschudi, & Gieber, 2013). After reviewing the literature, a suitable instrument to measure these variables was not available. The researcher developed a survey and sampled students of one Midwestern public university. The variables included basic demographic questions and perceptions of Veterans and the services ...


27 Floors Of Support: Effectively Advertising Campus Resources To College Students, Amanda Peerce Aug 2016

27 Floors Of Support: Effectively Advertising Campus Resources To College Students, Amanda Peerce

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

College campuses provide a large variety of resources to college students to help ensure their well-being and success; however, students cannot utilize these resources if they do not know they exist. While there has been extensive research on the importance and efficacy of resources on college campuses, not as much research has been done on how to advertise these services to college students. The goal of this project is to create and assess the efficacy of a campaign educating and encouraging students to seek out campus resources in times of need. This project focuses primarily on promoting resources to first-year ...


A Study Of The Academic And Personal Impacts Of A Literacy Intervention Course: Stories From Stakeholders, Jeremy Ray Logsdon Jul 2016

A Study Of The Academic And Personal Impacts Of A Literacy Intervention Course: Stories From Stakeholders, Jeremy Ray Logsdon

Dissertations

This study aims to illuminate, via the qualitative method of portraiture, the academic and personal impacts of both faculty and student stakeholders of a literacy intervention course, offered as an alternative to the traditional developmental reading model, taught at a regional southeastern United States four-year public university. Students who enrolled in the course from the semesters of fall 2012 to fall 2015 were given the opportunity to complete a survey about their experiences with the literacy intervention course. Faculty stakeholders were interviewed for their perspective on course creation, implementation, and delivery, focusing on the six curricular core competencies of reading ...


Birth Of A Powerhouse: How One University Reimagined, Restructured, And Revived Outreach, Slone H. Cansler Jul 2016

Birth Of A Powerhouse: How One University Reimagined, Restructured, And Revived Outreach, Slone H. Cansler

Dissertations

Today’s modern higher education landscape presents myriad challenges to higher education leaders and administrators. Among those challenges is how universities respond to demands for accountability, growth of alternative models of postsecondary education delivery, the need to serve and increasingly diverse society, and reduced state and federal appropriations. Research suggests that the biggest changes for American higher education are imminent and will necessitate new business models, new forms of collaboration and partnerships, and innovative about the enterprise of higher education. This study sought to gain understanding about the development process and structural framework that allows a university’s outreach unit ...


Ua94/4/5 Southern Normal School - Alumni Personal Papers Small Collections, Wku Archives Jun 2016

Ua94/4/5 Southern Normal School - Alumni Personal Papers Small Collections, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of personal papers relating to the Southern Normal School.


Ua58/5 Graduate Studies & Research - Publications, Wku Archives Jun 2016

Ua58/5 Graduate Studies & Research - Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about Graduate Studies & Research.


Ua58/4 Graduate Studies & Research - Awards, Wku Archives Jun 2016

Ua58/4 Graduate Studies & Research - Awards, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Awards and recognition given by Graduate Studies & Research.


Bali: The Land Of Many Gods, Brian E. Coutts Apr 2016

Bali: The Land Of Many Gods, Brian E. Coutts

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Escaping The Remedial Curse: An Evaluation Of The Impact Of A Credit-Bearing Alternative To Traditional Developmental Education, Daniel J. Super Apr 2016

Escaping The Remedial Curse: An Evaluation Of The Impact Of A Credit-Bearing Alternative To Traditional Developmental Education, Daniel J. Super

Dissertations

This study examined the impact of a credit-bearing intervention literacy course taught at a southeastern United States four-year public university on student retention rates and cumulative grade point average. Undergraduate students (N=1,038) entering the university from fall 2010 to spring 2013 classified as not college ready were assigned to the course as an alternative to a more traditional non-credit bearing developmental reading course.

Using binary logistic regression and hierarchical linear regression, two dependent outcome variables related to student success were measured to infer course effects: twoyear retention status, defined as enrolling at the institution two years successful course ...


Does Global Citizenship Education Predict Identification With All Humanity?, Alpha Amber Scott Belt Apr 2016

Does Global Citizenship Education Predict Identification With All Humanity?, Alpha Amber Scott Belt

Dissertations

Scholars and leaders agree institutions of higher education must prepare students to live, work and thrive in a global community. Nevertheless, there remains much discourse and debate surrounding what it actually means to be a global citizen, and what are the appropriate learning opportunities that will best serve to achieve this goal. This quantitative study examined whether or not participation in global citizenship education opportunities predicts how a student identifies him- or herself in relation to all humanity as measured using the Identification with All Humanity (IWAH) scale (McFarland et al., 2012). Four research questions were examined 1) does participation ...


The Folklore Of Flowers, Lisa Karen Miller Jan 2016

The Folklore Of Flowers, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This presentation was prepared for WKU's Society for Lifelong Learning. It relates history and folklore of a variety of flowers, including their use in folk medicine, as food, and other stories and beliefs.


Chapter 5: Health Resources, Carol L. Watwood Jan 2016

Chapter 5: Health Resources, Carol L. Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.