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Using Dweck's Theory Of Motivation To Determine How A Student's View Of Intelligence Affects Their Overall Academic Achievement, Keely P'Pool Dec 2012

Using Dweck's Theory Of Motivation To Determine How A Student's View Of Intelligence Affects Their Overall Academic Achievement, Keely P'Pool

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study explored how student intelligence was directly linked to the goals and motivation held by students when engaged in academic settings. Students were administered a questionnaire developed by Dr. Carol Dweck in which they responded to statements in order to determine their individual theory of intelligence. Once this was accomplished, multiple student variables (including but not limited to first semester GPA, second semester GPA, ACT composite score, age, and college coursework) were compared to their view of intelligence to determine if any correlations existed.

Results showed that there was no significant difference between students who viewed intelligence as malleable ...


Key Factors And Stages Of Collaboration Within Community College/Automotive Industry Sector Partnerships, Annette Parker Dec 2012

Key Factors And Stages Of Collaboration Within Community College/Automotive Industry Sector Partnerships, Annette Parker

Dissertations

As corporations compete they recognize the need to reengineer operations to reflect the impact of a globalized market and attract, retain, and grow the skill sets of employees as strategic assets. To meet the need for employee continuous learning, financial turbulence, and rapid technological advancements, corporations have accelerated the formation of collaborative partnerships with higher education. At the same time, higher education institutions have a growing number of working adult students in attendance and view collaboration with corporations as a means to increase enrollment and revenue streams. These factors have created an opportunity to explore the dynamics of key factors ...


An Analysis Of The Factors That Influence Global Mindedness In First-Year College Students, Kristie Broadbent Guffey Dec 2012

An Analysis Of The Factors That Influence Global Mindedness In First-Year College Students, Kristie Broadbent Guffey

Dissertations

This non-experimental, quantitative descriptive study was designed to determine what factors influence a first-year college students’ global mindedness and if any of those factors were predictors of the five subscales of global mindedness. Surveys were used to measure students’ global mindedness and their type of personality (N=424). Demographic questions were administered that included gender, county population, Pell grant eligibility, and first generation college student. Results indicated that first-year college students at a four-year public Master’s Large institution were moderately global minded. To predict global mindedness and its subscales, a regression model was developed using the Myers Briggs scores ...


Map-Works® Making Achievement Possible [Presentation With Audio], Tiffany Polite Oct 2012

Map-Works® Making Achievement Possible [Presentation With Audio], Tiffany Polite

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

No abstract provided.


Ineffective Psychometric Testing: Gre Test Administration, Brittney Dawhn Perry Aug 2012

Ineffective Psychometric Testing: Gre Test Administration, Brittney Dawhn Perry

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The effectiveness of the GRE was measured through a mixed-methods study. Quantitative data was studied to determine a relationship between GRE scores and the completion of higher education. Students and employers were surveyed to clarify a link between the content the GRE measures and the skills that are needed in graduate school and the workforce. In addition, students were asked if test administration, time-constrained questions, and question bias had any effect of their GRE score. Together, these findings were inconclusive and do not suggest that the GRE is effective or ineffective in its measurement of potential graduate students in relation ...


The Effects Of Positive Behavioral Interventions And Support On Student Discipline Referrals And Attendance, Gregory E. Ross Aug 2012

The Effects Of Positive Behavioral Interventions And Support On Student Discipline Referrals And Attendance, Gregory E. Ross

Dissertations

As school districts work to utilize instructional time, student behavior is often a huge hindrance to maximizing instruction. In 2001 while at the University of Oregon, Horner and Sugai created Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS), now utilized in over 7,000 schools throughout the country (Sugai & Horner, 2002). This program is provided to schools throughout Kentucky through a federal grant extended to the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID).

This study analyzed PBIS in an elementary school in southwest Kentucky, McNabb Elementary, to measure the effect of PBIS on student discipline referrals and attendance. Referrals were evaluated from 2006-2012 ...


Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey Jun 2012

Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


College Student Satisfaction & Assessment [Presentation With Audio], Laura Heidel May 2012

College Student Satisfaction & Assessment [Presentation With Audio], Laura Heidel

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

The purpose of this podcast is to inform viewers on the importance college student satisfaction has within student affairs departments and higher education institutions.


An Examination Of The Potential Relationship Between Technology And Persistence Among At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco May 2012

An Examination Of The Potential Relationship Between Technology And Persistence Among At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

Academically underprepared college students, i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course materials (e-books). The academic aptitude of the students who participated in the study was assessed when they entered the program, and their academic performance was assessed at the end of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared with those of ...


An Analysis Of Factors Impacting K-12 Technology-Infused Design, Wesley A. Waddle May 2012

An Analysis Of Factors Impacting K-12 Technology-Infused Design, Wesley A. Waddle

Dissertations

Public education in the 21st Century can be characterized as being in a period of unparalleled change, including the adoption of Common Core State Standards, increased public accountability, and renewed emphasis on the educational needs of every student. Simultaneously, as public education seeks to address these demands, the digital divide between traditional classroom instruction and learning needs of 21st Century students continues to grow, despite considerable fiscal investments in educational technology.

This study examined two questions: What teacher-related factors positively impact the level of technology-infused lesson design? and To what degree does the use of an instructional framework to guide ...


The Relationship Between Teacher Perceptions Of Elementary School Principal Leadership Style And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Joseph Kirk Biggerstaff May 2012

The Relationship Between Teacher Perceptions Of Elementary School Principal Leadership Style And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Joseph Kirk Biggerstaff

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher perceptions of elementary school principal leadership style and teacher job satisfaction. The study also investigated differences in teachers’ perceptions of elementary school principal leadership style and teacher job satisfaction based on teachers’ demographics (i.e., age, grade level taught, education level, teaching experience). Additionally, an examination of the significant factors that contribute to teacher job satisfaction as identified by the elementary teachers was explored.

This correlational study with a quantitative, non-experimental design utilized two surveys to measure elementary teacher perceptions of principal leadership style (Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire [MLQ ...


Perceptions Of Kentucky Educators Concerning The Kentucky State Assessment System As An Accurate Reflection Of Student Learning, Benny C. Lile May 2012

Perceptions Of Kentucky Educators Concerning The Kentucky State Assessment System As An Accurate Reflection Of Student Learning, Benny C. Lile

Dissertations

While educational testing has been in place since the one room school house, it was not until the 1990s that accountability began to accompany assessment programs. With the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, virtually every public school district in the United States of America that desired to continue to receive Title 1 funding found themselves tied to rigorous assessment and accountability systems. This focus on accountability has impacted every school, district, and state as they have sought to implement and deal with the consequences it has wrought. As the 50 states have sought to ...


Sense Of Community In Graduate Online Education: Contribution Of Interaction, Jo Lita Shackelford May 2012

Sense Of Community In Graduate Online Education: Contribution Of Interaction, Jo Lita Shackelford

Dissertations

This non-experimental quantitative descriptive study was designed to determine which types of learner-learner and learner-instructor interaction are most predictive of student sense of community in online graduate courses at a regional comprehensive university. Surveys were used to measure sense of community and to collect perceptions of frequency and importance of nine learner-learner interactions and seven learner instructor interactions from participating students (N = 381) within online courses in which they were enrolled. Student demographic information included age, gender, experience with online learning, number of face-to-face class meetings, and employment status.

Results indicated that learner–learner interactions that were most predictive of ...


The Importance Of Ethics On The Protection Of Human Subjects [Presentation With Audio], Westley R. Meredith Apr 2012

The Importance Of Ethics On The Protection Of Human Subjects [Presentation With Audio], Westley R. Meredith

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

A brief history of the protection of subjects; The Belmont Reports three prinicples; How to avoid personal ethical conflicts as an investigator


Focus Groups: A Strategic Tool For Discovery & Assessment [Presentation With Audio], Bethany Truax Apr 2012

Focus Groups: A Strategic Tool For Discovery & Assessment [Presentation With Audio], Bethany Truax

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

No abstract provided.


Assessing Student Learning Outcomes [Presentation With Audio], Andrew Swan Apr 2012

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes [Presentation With Audio], Andrew Swan

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

No abstract provided.


Assessing Student Learning [Presentation With Audio], Amber R. Sellers Apr 2012

Assessing Student Learning [Presentation With Audio], Amber R. Sellers

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

Why? Need for assessment in higher education

How? Traditional ways of assessing within the classroom

What? Changes within traditional assessment

Huh? Translating assessment methods to student affairs

Aha! Implications for student affairs professionals


Understanding The Need For Alcohol Assessment In College Students: An Overview [Presentation With Audio], Nikki N. Eversole Apr 2012

Understanding The Need For Alcohol Assessment In College Students: An Overview [Presentation With Audio], Nikki N. Eversole

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

No abstract provided.


Assessing Campus Culture To Increase Campus Diversity And Enhance Cross-Cultural Understanding [Presentation With Audio], Kelly Almousily Apr 2012

Assessing Campus Culture To Increase Campus Diversity And Enhance Cross-Cultural Understanding [Presentation With Audio], Kelly Almousily

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

No abstract provided.


Service Learning/Civic Engagement And Assessment In Higher Education [Presentation With Audio], Allison Smith Apr 2012

Service Learning/Civic Engagement And Assessment In Higher Education [Presentation With Audio], Allison Smith

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

To illustrate the importance of service learning and civic engagement in higher education.

To demonstrate the need for assessment and accountability of service learning and civic engagement in higher education.


Evaluation Of Electronic Assessment Systems And Their Ability To Meet Ncate Standard 2, Anthony Kirchner Apr 2012

Evaluation Of Electronic Assessment Systems And Their Ability To Meet Ncate Standard 2, Anthony Kirchner

Dissertations

The pressures relating to accountability and data collection, not only from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) but also from other national organizations, continue to increase the demand for educator preparation programs to systematically collect, analyze, and report on the success of their students and their programs. Many educator preparation programs have turned to electronic assessment systems (EASs) to help ease the data collection burden, to allow for the collection, aggregation, disaggregation, and reporting of data for programmatic improvement, as well as to meet the needs of the accreditation process.

The purpose of this study was to ...


Needs Assessment Of Students And Student Groups [Presentation With Audio], John Sanders Mar 2012

Needs Assessment Of Students And Student Groups [Presentation With Audio], John Sanders

Assessment & Accountability in Student Affairs & Higher Education (CNS 610)

No abstract provided.