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John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, North Carolina (Fa 1377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2020

John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown, North Carolina (Fa 1377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Collection 1377. Research materials for a history of the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina, compiled by Dr. James M. Gifford.


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives Oct 2020

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 49, Fall 2020), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor Oct 2020

The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 49, Fall 2020), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Ua3/10/3 Convocation, Timothy Caboni Aug 2020

Ua3/10/3 Convocation, Timothy Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Convocation speech given by WKU president Timothy Caboni regarding COVID-19, diversity, student recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation; budget, and economic growth.


Ua3/10/2 We Are One Wku, Wku President's Office - Caboni Jun 2020

Ua3/10/2 We Are One Wku, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to WKU Alumni and friends. An identical email was sent to the WKU Community.


Ua3/10/2 Wku Announces Big Red Restart Plan, Wku President's Office - Caboni May 2020

Ua3/10/2 Wku Announces Big Red Restart Plan, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding Covid-19.


Ua3/10/2 Budget Update, Wku President's Office - Caboni May 2020

Ua3/10/2 Budget Update, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding the budget.


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar May 2020

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates of WKU. Due to COVID-19 there were no exercises held May 2020.


Ua3/10/2 Cares Act For Students, Wku President's Office - Caboni Apr 2020

Ua3/10/2 Cares Act For Students, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding the Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security Act for students.


Ua3/10/2 Covid-19 Update, Wku President's Office - Caboni Apr 2020

Ua3/10/2 Covid-19 Update, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding Covid-19 pandemic.


Support Programming For Children On The Autism Spectrum: An Evaluation Of Current Programming And Components Offered By A Postsecondary Autism Program, Lisa Michelle Elkins Apr 2020

Support Programming For Children On The Autism Spectrum: An Evaluation Of Current Programming And Components Offered By A Postsecondary Autism Program, Lisa Michelle Elkins

Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to determine how stakeholders value the current components of a Postsecondary Autism Program (PSAP). The evaluation assessed the efficacy of the program’s six components and the improvements needed to ensure the desired outcomes were being achieved. A mixed-methods approach using both surveys and focus groups was used to obtain data. The surveys were administered to students who were currently enrolled in the PSAP program and parents of students who were currently enrolled. A focus group format using six questions was administered to the five full-time staff of the PSAP program. The results of ...


Governors And Public Higher Education: A Multiple Case Study Of Governors Bill Haslam And Paul Patton, Shannon W. Gilkey Apr 2020

Governors And Public Higher Education: A Multiple Case Study Of Governors Bill Haslam And Paul Patton, Shannon W. Gilkey

Dissertations

Governors can impose tremendous influence on public policy. In their attempt to address issues that their states face, and in order to sustain and improve the present and long-term health of its citizenry, some governors invest significant resources to shape the direction of their state’s postsecondary system of education. This study examined the critical elements that led two different governors to enact large-scale impact on state postsecondary education by investigating three research questions through a qualitative multiple-instrument case study: (a) How do governors’ vision for their state intersect with their view of postsecondary education as a key policy priority ...


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives Apr 2020

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


Positive Behavior Intervention And Support: Barriers And Facilitators To Implementation, Kendall Blanche Jarboe Apr 2020

Positive Behavior Intervention And Support: Barriers And Facilitators To Implementation, Kendall Blanche Jarboe

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

PBIS is a comprehensive prevention framework utilized in schools to teach positive, prosocial behaviors and to prevent problem behaviors from developing. Although PBIS has been introduced in many schools in the U.S., almost 75% of public schools have not yet implemented PBIS. Despite evidence suggesting PBIS improves behavior and academic achievement in students of all ages and is associated with positive long-term outcomes, many public schools still refrain from exploring implementation of school-wide or district-wide positive behavior supports (Reinke, Herman, & Stormont, 2013). In order to improve the efficiency and fidelity of implementation, it is imperative to understand the variables ...


Research Into Practice: Exploring Teacher Practices With Young Gifted Learners, Andrea Lauren Heming Apr 2020

Research Into Practice: Exploring Teacher Practices With Young Gifted Learners, Andrea Lauren Heming

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This research study investigates teacher practices with young gifted learners and provides recommendations to increase the effectiveness of the Primary Talent Pool through examination of the program as it is implemented in four Kentucky school districts. Gifted coordinators were interviewed and primary (kindergarten-third grade) teachers were surveyed. Though each school has different methods for meeting the needs of high potential learners, there are commonalities across all seven schools represented. The present findings indicate teachers feel confident in their ability to recognize high potential in academic areas. Teachers are comfortable using differentiation, and often differentiate to support gifted learners.


Families First: Impact On Parent Knowledge, And Association Between Program Quality And Child Symptom Severity, Cibrian Johnson Apr 2020

Families First: Impact On Parent Knowledge, And Association Between Program Quality And Child Symptom Severity, Cibrian Johnson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The Families First parenting workshops were developed for caregivers of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The primary site hosts inperson workshops, but webcasts the workshops to remote sites in different areas of the United States. The purpose of this study was to assess whether parents have an increase in knowledge after participating in Families First workshops at a remote site, and to assess whether program quality ratings and child symptom severity are associated with parent knowledge. The current study addressed the following research questions:

1. Do parents participating in the Families First workshops at a remote site ...


Life Factors Affecting U.S. Army Junior-Enlisted Soldiers In Reaching Their Educational Goals, Irina Rader Apr 2020

Life Factors Affecting U.S. Army Junior-Enlisted Soldiers In Reaching Their Educational Goals, Irina Rader

Dissertations

This study focused on drawing a picture of the dynamics and educational experiences of U.S. Army junior-enlisted soldiers in the rank of specialist in the RA. Those soldiers are eligible to participate in the U.S. Army’s VolEd Program available worldwide. According to Gleiman and Zacharakis (2016):

The military relies on continuing professional education as a key component to the success of its organization. With decreasing budgets and increasing importance for a force that operates efficiently and thinks critically, the cognitive tension among training, education, and learning come center stage. (p. 81)

The researcher formed the research questions ...


Whipple, Thelma Louise, B. 1912 (Sc 3516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Whipple, Thelma Louise, B. 1912 (Sc 3516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3516. School memory book of Thelma Louise Whipple, Hickman, Kentucky, containing autographs and names of teachers, classmates and friends.


Floyd Collection (Mss 689), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Floyd Collection (Mss 689), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 689. Field books, 1851-1929, containing Warren County, Kentucky surveying notes recorded by John B. Floyd as well as some Warren County land records related to the Floyd family. Educational material from Jesse A. Floyd, Jr. relating to his teaching career in Warren County. A travel journal kept by Hubert and Alleyne Robinson during their trip to the western United States, Canada, and Mexico.


Stone, Dan Ray, 1921-2007 - Collector (Sc 3511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Stone, Dan Ray, 1921-2007 - Collector (Sc 3511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3511. Miscellaneous papers collected by Dan Ray Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky: constitution of the reactivated Senators’ Club, Inc., of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and cover letter (1948); notes on the Greer family of Barren County, Kentucky; a letter of thanks to Stone for yearbooks, written by WKU alumnus Clarence Glover (2002); and Bible records of the Taylor family of Warren County, Kentucky.


Ua3/10/2 Summer Schedule, Wku President's Office - Caboni Feb 2020

Ua3/10/2 Summer Schedule, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff.


Ua3/10/2 Wku Master Plan 2020-2030, Wku President's Office - Caboni Feb 2020

Ua3/10/2 Wku Master Plan 2020-2030, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding strategic planning.


Ua3/10/2 Spring Semester Begins, Wku President's Office - Caboni Jan 2020

Ua3/10/2 Spring Semester Begins, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff.


Ua11/2 Former Wku Provost Barbara Burch Dies; Arrangements Announced, Wku Public Affairs Jan 2020

Ua11/2 Former Wku Provost Barbara Burch Dies; Arrangements Announced, Wku Public Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Press release issued by WKU Media Relations regarding the death of Barbara Burch.


Ua3/10/2 Passing Of Dr. Barbara Burch, Wku President's Office - Caboni Jan 2020

Ua3/10/2 Passing Of Dr. Barbara Burch, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding death of Barbara Burch.


Ua100/1/2 Rural Training School Parent Teacher Association, Wku Archives Jan 2020

Ua100/1/2 Rural Training School Parent Teacher Association, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Rural Training School Parent Teacher Association.


Bridging The Music Education Gap: Designing A Curriculum For Students With Autism To Be Taught By Pre-Service Teachers, Josie Schultz Jan 2020

Bridging The Music Education Gap: Designing A Curriculum For Students With Autism To Be Taught By Pre-Service Teachers, Josie Schultz

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This paper contains 20 music lessons written and designed for the elementary students enrolled in the Kelly Autism Program at Western Kentucky University. The Kelly Autism Program serves local students diagnosed with autism and offering educational support and after school services. The program in previous years had music classes however, because the staff had no formal training in music, these lessons were forgotten about when staff members resigned, and new staff were hired. These lessons were also limited in content, the lessons in this thesis have been designed to be taught by teachers with little musical training. Each lesson has ...


The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 48, Winter 2020), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor Jan 2020

The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 48, Winter 2020), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Creating A Social Communication Module For Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Erin Walton Jan 2020

Creating A Social Communication Module For Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Erin Walton

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Research (Hales, Carroll, Fryar, & Ogden, 2017) shows that those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience poorer physical health and fewer opportunities for social interactions than typically developing peers. As the prevalence of ASD increases, it is essential to consider effective interventions that target multiple skill areas for individuals seeking therapy. Youth ages 9 to 17 with ASD may experience physical health and social communication benefits from the implementation of a social communication curriculum module that could potentially be incorporated with Bingocize®, an online application that incorporates bingo with physical exercise, as well as educational content. Social communication educational units ...


Developing The Rapid Assessment Of Problem Solving For Kids (Raps-K), Emily Phillips Jan 2020

Developing The Rapid Assessment Of Problem Solving For Kids (Raps-K), Emily Phillips

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The Rapid Assessment of Problem Solving (RAPS) was created by Dr. Robert Marshall in order to assess an individuals’ problem solving abilities. This assessment is set up like the popular twenty-questions game and is used to assess adults with cognitive impairments. An administrator chooses a picture from a board of thirty-two pictures and the subject must ask yes or no questions in order to guess the target picture in as few questions as possible. Analysis assesses integration planning scores, question asking efficiency scores, and question types to determine a level of problem solving abilities.

Smith and Jones (2018) used the ...