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Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Dec 2014

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Dec 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting regarding benefits, salaries, Student Government Association, academic quality and Colonnade Plan.


December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2014

December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Wku International Student Teaching Program: Professional, Cultural, And Character Impacts On In-Service And Pre-Service Teachers, Meghan F. Althauser Dec 2014

Wku International Student Teaching Program: Professional, Cultural, And Character Impacts On In-Service And Pre-Service Teachers, Meghan F. Althauser

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This project focuses on researching the effects of participation in WKU’s International Student Teaching Program on in-service and pre-service teachers. The program’s effect on teachers’ professional decisions made in the classroom and attitudes toward diversity in the classroom were the focus of this research. A mixed method approach of in-service teacher questionnaires and interviews, pre-service teachers interviews, and analysis of blogs/journals from in-service and pre-service teachers while they were abroad was used in this project. The results of the project have illustrated the benefits, as well as the professional, cultural, and character developments of participating in the ...


Ua12/2/1 Stressbusters, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2014

Ua12/2/1 Stressbusters, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special finals week edition of the College Heights Herald.


Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club Dec 2014

Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club

University Organizations

Meeting minutes for the December 2014 meeting of the W Club Board of Directors.


Reach To Teach, April R. Cowles Dec 2014

Reach To Teach, April R. Cowles

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Multiple intelligences theory of Howard Gardner are used as a foundation of research in order to explain how educating students of all learning styles should include interdisciplinary methods and creative applications. Primary and secondary research of Howard Gardner’s theory and interdisciplinary methods, specifically the Integration Model and Broad Model approaches were completed. Two different lesson plans demonstrating how to teach students integrating two disciplines while including creativity were generated as examples of thesis. Qualitative research on creativity and motivation identified connection between the two and why interdisciplinary methods enable more possibilities of adding creativity to lessons taught. Advantages include ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 26, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Dec 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of December 3, 2014 meeting.


Smoking Committee Report, Wku Staff Council Dec 2014

Smoking Committee Report, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Report of the Smoking Committee regarding progress and delays.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs Dec 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 25, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


The Cadet Training Program Versus The Student Certification Program: A Study Of It- Support Training Programs At Western Kentucky University, Michael Courtney Moore Dec 2014

The Cadet Training Program Versus The Student Certification Program: A Study Of It- Support Training Programs At Western Kentucky University, Michael Courtney Moore

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Technology is a critical component of modern-day success. Advancements in technology have improved communication between individuals and companies. Technological advancements have allowed students to earn college degrees online. People who habitually use technology expect a high level of performance and support. As new technologies are implemented, such as complex web services or new operating systems, the dependence for information technology (IT) support grows in demand. Even learning curves can be cumbersome without proper assistance from IT professionals. Companies and institutions must accommodate user needs by implementing fast, efficient, and friendly support. In order to offer optimal customer support, representatives must ...


Program Evaluation Of Behavior Management Training For Preschool Teachers: Teacher Outcomes, Danielle Marie Young Dec 2014

Program Evaluation Of Behavior Management Training For Preschool Teachers: Teacher Outcomes, Danielle Marie Young

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Teachers are required to manage difficult behaviors within their classrooms with limited support and resources. Additionally, there is not a lot of research that has been completed looking at teacher attitudes or how children’s behavior impacts them personally. The current study looks at teacher outcomes based upon an evidence-based teacher training program. The teacher training was implemented at the Western Kentucky Head Start. Teachers’ job stress and self-efficacy were measured before the training, after the training, in the fall, and in the spring. In addition, standardized observations were completed, looking at classroom climate and management, in the fall and ...


Pre-Service Teachers: A Study Of Self-Theories Of Intelligence And Attitudes About Web 2.0, Lee Ann Smith Dec 2014

Pre-Service Teachers: A Study Of Self-Theories Of Intelligence And Attitudes About Web 2.0, Lee Ann Smith

Dissertations

This study examined the relationship of pre-service teachers’ self-theories of intelligence (mindset) and their attitudes about Web 2.0. The research questions evaluate: (a) Whether a significant correlation exists between pre-service teachers’ mindsets and attitudes about Web 2.0 (social media), and (b) Whether significant differences exist between demographic groups (e.g., age, certification area, gender) and their attitudes about Web 2.0 (social media). Results of the study indicate that a weak correlation between pre-service teachers’ perceived mindsets and perceived attitudes about Web 2.0 was statistically significant. In addition, significant differences were found based upon certification area, gender ...


The Effect Of Stress And Perceived Social Support On Job Satisfaction: A Comparison Between U.S Born And Foreign-Born Faculty, Lisa Owen Dec 2014

The Effect Of Stress And Perceived Social Support On Job Satisfaction: A Comparison Between U.S Born And Foreign-Born Faculty, Lisa Owen

Dissertations

Research indicates that academic work-stress is a significant and growing problem for faculty members. General work-stress studies suggest that social support may buffer the negative impact of stress on faculty job satisfaction. To date, little research has been conducted in this area. Even fewer studies have examined the potential differences between U.S.-born and foreign-born faculty members regarding these variables. This quantitative, non-experimental multivariate study utilized a survey to assess academic stressors, perceived departmental social support, and job satisfaction at a large U.S. university. The surveyed institution consisted of 807 full-time faculty members. The three-week survey yielded a ...


Perceptions Of Urban High School Teachers Transitioning From Traditional Instruction To Blended Learning, Michael Wayne Hamilton Dec 2014

Perceptions Of Urban High School Teachers Transitioning From Traditional Instruction To Blended Learning, Michael Wayne Hamilton

Dissertations

Increasing demands for technology integration at the K-12 level have led school districts to explore blended learning as an option for sustaining productive instructional strategies while increasing technology integration in the classroom. Furthermore, Disruptive Innovation Theory (Christensen, 1997) offers insights as to the potential impact of blended learning on the field of education. This phenomenological study attempted to capture the lived experiences of urban high school teachers who were transitioning to a blended learning instructional strategy. In addition, this study utilized the Stages of Concern (SoC) component of the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) to isolate the phenomenon and provide ...


Ua12/2/1 Topper Extra, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2014

Ua12/2/1 Topper Extra, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special edition of the College Heights Herald featuring athletics.


Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller Nov 2014

Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This is a Powerpoint presentation shown at the November 21, 2014 Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award Luncheon held in the Kentucky Building at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The travel slides were loaned to WKU Libraries by Miss Thurman's nephews, Jeff Newton and Steve Newton.


Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate Nov 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku University Senate

University Senate

Meeting regarding health benefits, enrollment, budget, Student Government Association, curriculum committee, international travel and faculty credentials.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 24, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 23, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Nov 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


November Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Nov 2014

November Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans Nov 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding faculty letters of appointment and staffing plan.


Ua12/2/1 Topper Extra, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2014

Ua12/2/1 Topper Extra, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special edition of the College Heights Herald featuring athletics.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 20, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 20, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald - New Tops On The Block, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald - New Tops On The Block, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special homecoming edition of the College Heights Herald.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council Nov 2014

Meeting Minutes, Wku Staff Council

Staff Council

Minutes of November 5, 2014 meeting.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 19, Wku Student Affairs Nov 2014

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 90, No. 19, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.