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December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2019

December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Gender And Yale: Where Were The Women?, Emily Stark, Patrice Collins, Claire Bowern Dec 2019

Gender And Yale: Where Were The Women?, Emily Stark, Patrice Collins, Claire Bowern

Yale Day of Data

Statistics on history of women scholars in Yale's English Department.


Impact Of Changes In State Merit-Aid Programs On College Attendance, Nabaneeta Biswas, Poulomi Dasgupta Nov 2019

Impact Of Changes In State Merit-Aid Programs On College Attendance, Nabaneeta Biswas, Poulomi Dasgupta

Faculty Research Day

Between 1990 and 2010 a total of 25 states adopted merit aid programs. Merit-aid programs increase college enrollment. West Virginia's PROMISE had a statistically significant impact on college enrollment in the state.


University Classrooms As Sites Of Reentry For Women And Mothers Impacted The Carceral System: An Autoethnography About Teaching, Trauma, And Healing, Kimya P. Barden Nov 2019

University Classrooms As Sites Of Reentry For Women And Mothers Impacted The Carceral System: An Autoethnography About Teaching, Trauma, And Healing, Kimya P. Barden

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium

The United States of America is one of the leading carceral systems in the world for women. Nearly 2.2 million adults are serving time in America’s prisons and jails (BJS, 2016). Over 200,000 of these incarcerated people are women (Sentencing Project, 2018). In Illinois, 2,300 women are incarcerated in jails, most of whom are serving time for non-violent offenses like drug possession and property offenses (Sweeny, 2018). Moreover, in Illinois 8 out of 10 incarcerated women identify as mothers of children under age 18 – most of whom are the primary parent (Sweeney, 2018). Still, over 600 ...


Female Students As Online Learners: A Case Study In Navigating Academic Success, Noreen Powers Nov 2019

Female Students As Online Learners: A Case Study In Navigating Academic Success, Noreen Powers

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium

This qualitative study investigated and described the relationship between the various challenges women face in a distance learning program and their other life events using a feminist and phenomenological approach. The primary purpose of this case study was to examine the narratives of three women to determine how adult women students in an online program navigate through the challenges they encounter as they move through this educational venue. This study addresses the following questions: (1) What are the challenges to online learning for these adult female students? (2) How do these adult female online students negotiate their challenges? (3) How ...


A Second-Class Workforce: How Neoliberal Policies And Reforms Undermined The Educational Profession, Sunni Ali Nov 2019

A Second-Class Workforce: How Neoliberal Policies And Reforms Undermined The Educational Profession, Sunni Ali

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Symposium

Years of professional neglect, scrutiny, and inequitable pay have forced educators across the country to fight for improved policies and reforms. A public, in some circles, that views educators undeserving of their salaries due to the unpreparedness of the American youth to succeed in the economy and the continued societal problems emanating from the profession. Neoliberalism, as a school policy plan, was designed to retool and establish improved schooling opportunities, especially for children of color located in poor residential environments. Instead, what it created was a more divided, tiered school arrangement that expelled black-and-brown teachers from education while closing down ...


November Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Nov 2019

November Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Nov 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


The Experiences Of Black Women Doctoral Students Through The Transparency Of Black Feminist Thought, Makeda Porter-Carr Nov 2019

The Experiences Of Black Women Doctoral Students Through The Transparency Of Black Feminist Thought, Makeda Porter-Carr

Black Issues Conference

The Experiences of Black Women Doctoral Students through the Transparency of Black Feminist Thought delivers the incomparable experiences that black women encounter during their course of studies in a doctoral program. The experiences of black women in doctoral programs are vastly different from any other group due to preconceived notions.

The conference is adequately conversing on the power of the black female and the how education looks in the black community and this presentation touches on both topics to generate further discussions.


Combating Intersection-Related Imposter Phenomenon In The Workplace Through Career Readiness, Simone Stewart Nov 2019

Combating Intersection-Related Imposter Phenomenon In The Workplace Through Career Readiness, Simone Stewart

Black Issues Conference

Research has determined that Impostor Phenomenon (IP) most likely occurs in members of minority groups, students, first generation professionals and persons for whom success came quickly. Other studies have shown that many professional women are One of the ways to combat IP is through the development of competencies needed in your career. Attend this workshop to learn how to develop strategies to approach career competency while on campus and throughout your career to keep you on top of your game!


Silently Struggling In A New World: Exploring English Language Learners With Language Disabilities Nov 2019

Silently Struggling In A New World: Exploring English Language Learners With Language Disabilities

Symposium of Student Scholars

With the awareness that Spanish speaking households compose a significant number of students in English language learning (ELL) programs, this researcher will be illuminating areas of academic ambiguity where language learning overshadows learning disabilities in the United States— a country with no official language. This phenomenon will be thoroughly examined using textual methodologies such as secondary analysis, theoretical study, and an extended literature review to describe how these correlations negatively impact students with English as a secondary way of expression. By emphasizing this gap within academia, it is the hope of the author that additional teacher-created resources will be readily ...


Once Upon A Time There Was A Mountain Of Paper, Robert P. Zaepfel Jr. Nov 2019

Once Upon A Time There Was A Mountain Of Paper, Robert P. Zaepfel Jr.

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

Abstract

James Madison University and the Office of Human Resources recently faced a significant challenge in the arena of records management. As the department migrated to an electronic records management system a unique yet complicated situation arose from simultaneously storing unorganized boxes of duplicate paper records. This topic which was presented at the CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) Southern Regional Conference last April and again this year at the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) National Conference will focus on the importance of a strategic and analytical approach to electronic records management, paper removal, sensitive data ...


Why Assessment Matters: On The Road For Change, Kelsey P. Bowen, Kate A. Bergey, Shannon S. Edmond Nov 2019

Why Assessment Matters: On The Road For Change, Kelsey P. Bowen, Kate A. Bergey, Shannon S. Edmond

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

In higher education, assessment is used to intentionally develop, implement, and modify programs that are grounded in student learning outcomes (SLOs). Assessment results may highlight program effectiveness, or lack thereof. This gives educators the chance to revise components of the program in order to improve student learning (Meixner, 2016). Assessment also creates a sense of accountability by offering methods to justify the value of a program, especially when time and resources are limited. We offer a model for assessment as foundational to program development by highlighting our course-related consulting work with the Dux Leadership Center’s pilot On the Road ...


Blended Learning: Teacher Vs. Student, Mariya Khan Nov 2019

Blended Learning: Teacher Vs. Student, Mariya Khan

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

Project Description – Blended learning: Teacher vs. Student

Blended Learning is commonly referred to as “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through the online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path and/or pace” (Horn & Staker, 2012). This means that learning can take place virtually anywhere with increased supervision at a coffee shop, a public library, or any other educational setting that allows connectivity to the internet. The constant development of technology permits the inclusion of content through various forms of blended learning and online delivery ...


Learners’ Perspectives On The Use And Support Of Student Created Video Assignments At James Madison University, Annette Bruff Liskey Nov 2019

Learners’ Perspectives On The Use And Support Of Student Created Video Assignments At James Madison University, Annette Bruff Liskey

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

This research is an exploratory analysis of the use of student created video assignments at JMU, a pedagogical strategy that is increasingly common but not widely researched. The study collected quantitative data via an online survey of JMU students with the objective of examining the use, design, and outcomes of student created video assignments at James Madison University. Survey topics included the requirements of the assignment, the course that included the assignment, resources available and/or used to complete the assignment, students’ perceptions of the learning outcomes, as well as non-identifying information about each respondent’s demographics and academic experience ...


Educational Poster: Service Dogs, Nancy P. Hemenway Nov 2019

Educational Poster: Service Dogs, Nancy P. Hemenway

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

The foundation of instructional design and e-learning incorporates the distribution of digital media elements such as educational posters. An educational poster includes research into the topic, problem-solving, decision making, communication of information, locating resources, work with a digital camera, and utilization of powerful software such as Adobe Photoshop; all the while following the foundation principles of PARC. PARC stands for proximity, alignment, repetition, and contrast. Proximity indicates that objects are grouped together suggesting a close relationship with one another and can create a sense of balance, harmony, or even discord. Alignment gives organization and meaning to the project. Repetition unites ...


Facilitated Departmental Dialogues Assessment, Kathryn Kinniburgh, Caitlin Powell Nov 2019

Facilitated Departmental Dialogues Assessment, Kathryn Kinniburgh, Caitlin Powell

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

In the fall of 2016, PYSC 600 students consulted with James Madison University’s Office of Access and Inclusion to create assessment efforts for the Facilitated Departmental Dialogues. The Dialogues are the result of a collaborative effort among the Office of Access and Inclusion, Human Resources, and the Provost’s Faculty Diversity Council. They were developed following the 2013-2014 Diversity Task Force to give departments the space to discuss crucial matters of values, diversity, access, and inclusion within the context of their academic unit.

Utilizing notions of the Assessment Cycle, the decision was made, in collaboration with Arthur Dean, Executive ...


Simphysics, Taylor Woods, Maidel Fletes, Mary Elizabeth Harrell, Paul Halford Nov 2019

Simphysics, Taylor Woods, Maidel Fletes, Mary Elizabeth Harrell, Paul Halford

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Understanding and interpreting relationships and functional trends with 2-D graphs are foundational skills in STEM fields, in other sciences and in all disciplines that utilize data analysis. Introductory physics courses regularly start with the topic of kinematics which heavily utilizes 2-D graphs that describe motion. This is why difficulties that students face in understanding 2-D graphs surface early on in physics. Yet, for this same reason kinematics can be used as a great opportunity to teach graphing skills in general. The primary goal of this project is to develop an interactive intelligent tutoring system (PhysicsSim) that makes use of kinematics ...


#28 - Testing The Effectiveness Of Mnemonic Strategies In Learning And Retaining New Information, Kevin O'Donnell Nov 2019

#28 - Testing The Effectiveness Of Mnemonic Strategies In Learning And Retaining New Information, Kevin O'Donnell

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Learning new information can sometimes be a very demanding process, especially in very intense courses such as hard sciences, which can require a lot of reading, studying, and memorization. Simply reading the large walls of text within textbooks can be overwhelming to some students. Thus, applying mnemonic strategies may help in the simplification of otherwise overwhelming information and improving knowledge retention. This study was designed to test the effectiveness of such mnemonics in the memorization and retention of information both long-term and short-term. Twenty-five students separated two different lab sections of a Human Anatomy and Physiology II course were given ...


#37 - The Parental Involvement And K-12 Experiences Of Rise Students, Madison Rodriguez, Josue Zavala Nov 2019

#37 - The Parental Involvement And K-12 Experiences Of Rise Students, Madison Rodriguez, Josue Zavala

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Most teachers across the United States self-identify as white American. The ethnic backgrounds of students and teachers is disproportionate due to the increasing diversity in the public school systems. Literature based on this topic has significantly increased in the past decade due to the mass migration of Latinos to the United States. For example, Soloranzo talks about the critical race theory in education and how it works towards the progression of teachers of color and eliminating racism in U.S. education (Soloranzo p.7). In order to address this problem, the UNG College of Education and Hall County School District ...


The Role Of Gender On Holistic Grief Effects Experienced By College Students, Christiana Olaleye, Mary Alice Varga Nov 2019

The Role Of Gender On Holistic Grief Effects Experienced By College Students, Christiana Olaleye, Mary Alice Varga

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a survey that measured holistic grief effects college students experience when losing a loved one and whether grief effects vary based on gender. This is important to examine since approximately 35% of undergraduate students are within 24 months of bereavement (Pollard, Varga, Wheat, & McClam, 2017; Varga & Varga, 2019; Walker, Hathcoat, & Noppe, 2012). Holistic grief effects were measured using the Holistic Impact of Bereavement (Balk, 2010), which outlines the six dimensions students are affected by their grief (emotionally, physically, cognitively, behaviorally, interpersonally, and spiritually).. Students have reported various grief effects, primarily emotional and cognitive effects (Varga, 2015; Walker et al., 2012); however, recent studies have not examined holistic grief effects specific to gender. Initial studies into college student grief indicated women experience greater grief effects; and more recent research is warranted (LaGrand, 1981 & 1985). The researchers hypothesized that college students would ...


Is Your Library Ready For The Reality Of Virtual Reality? What You Need To Know And Why It Belongs In Your Library, Carl R. Grant, Stephen Rhind-Tutt Oct 2019

Is Your Library Ready For The Reality Of Virtual Reality? What You Need To Know And Why It Belongs In Your Library, Carl R. Grant, Stephen Rhind-Tutt

Charleston Library Conference

VR is no longer just gaming. It’s increasingly being deployed across academic campuses and is becoming indispensable in fields ranging from the humanities to engineering to anthropology. A recent survey indicated that 100% of ARL campuses were using VR, with 40% of libraries actively supporting it. This paper discusses practical examples of how libraries are helping their institutions build out virtual reality, utilizing 3D objects and explains why the library is the best place to do so. It provides a basic grounding in VR and related areas, showing what it is and why it's important to libraries. Specific ...


Read And Publish: What Can Libraries Expect?, Josh Horowitz Oct 2019

Read And Publish: What Can Libraries Expect?, Josh Horowitz

Charleston Library Conference

The author provides a publisher's perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced by a mid-sized society in navigating the current transition to open access licensing models.


Library-Supported Scholarship: Increasing Faculty Scholarly Reach With Author Services, Russell Michalak, Monica Rysavy Oct 2019

Library-Supported Scholarship: Increasing Faculty Scholarly Reach With Author Services, Russell Michalak, Monica Rysavy

Charleston Library Conference

The researchers’ primary goal when working with faculty on the research and publication process is to empower them to independently write literature reviews, deploy surveys, collect data, analyze data, and submit manuscripts to peer-review journals and edited book collections. The authors coach faculty in doing so in a variety of ways, from one-on-one trainings to small group workshops. For faculty who have recently earned their PhD, librarians have worked with them to narrow their dissertation topic into a publishable product. As part of the publishing process, the authors have shown them how to select potential publication outlets by reviewing the ...


Textbooks Are Expensive, But Oer Can Be Challenging: Providing E-Textbook Access Through The Library, Brian W. Boling, Karen Kohn Oct 2019

Textbooks Are Expensive, But Oer Can Be Challenging: Providing E-Textbook Access Through The Library, Brian W. Boling, Karen Kohn

Charleston Library Conference

Research has shown that textbook costs are rising. Open educational resources (OER), though increasingly popular, are not available for all courses and can be difficult to adopt, particularly for contingent faculty. In response to the textbook crisis and the limitations of OER, Temple University has sought alternative ways to provide textbook access to students. We have promoted OER through a grant program since 2011 and offer a website to expose assigned readings that the Libraries own in e-book format. In 2018, the Libraries also began purchasing e-textbooks. The campus bookstore sends a list of assigned books each semester. We review ...


The E-Book Story: The Key To A Happy Ending, Denise Branch, Katy Aronoff, Evelyn Elias, Emma Waecker Oct 2019

The E-Book Story: The Key To A Happy Ending, Denise Branch, Katy Aronoff, Evelyn Elias, Emma Waecker

Charleston Library Conference

This is an exciting and challenging time for libraries. Libraries are incorporating eBooks into their acquisition, discovery and access environment to satisfy the needs of users. Users want convenience, flexibility and functionality. The ecosystem of eBooks involves a chain of events that leads from the publishing house to the user. eBooks provide diversity for users in which they can checkout, download, search, save, print, email and cite content on their electronic devices without leaving the comfort of their easy chair. Opportunities and complexities exist for stakeholders in the eBook ecosystem. Libraries, publishers, content providers and vendors find themselves challenged by ...


Spring Forward: Collaborating To Build And Assess A Collection Of Learning Objects, Stephanie A. Jacobs, Audrey Powers Oct 2019

Spring Forward: Collaborating To Build And Assess A Collection Of Learning Objects, Stephanie A. Jacobs, Audrey Powers

Charleston Library Conference

Delivering innovative information literacy instruction to an ever-growing student population requires some resetting of previous practices and ideas. Collaboratively developed interactive learning activities that address library skills and the research process presented in a flipped-classroom style may represent a useful innovation in this area. This paper addresses the ongoing project at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library in which interactive digital learning objects are developed, embedded into all sections of a university course via the online learning management system, assessed, and reworked.


Beyond Circulation: Assessing Collections In The Age Of Student Success, Alicia Willson-Metzger Oct 2019

Beyond Circulation: Assessing Collections In The Age Of Student Success, Alicia Willson-Metzger

Charleston Library Conference

In a time of decreasing collections budgets and expectations of increased fiscal accountability in libraries, collection management librarians are increasingly expected to justify expenditures through the provision of usage data to their stakeholders. Yet traditional methods of collection assessment, often focused upon summary circulation statistics, are only marginally useful in demonstrating collection strength to patrons. To paint a more complete picture of a library’s successful collection development program, librarians need to identify and verify a relationship between circulation statistics and improved student outcomes, as well as support of faculty scholarship and teaching. While this task can seem daunting, many ...


Student Perceptions Of Academic Effort In Applied Science Courses, Ragan Harris Oct 2019

Student Perceptions Of Academic Effort In Applied Science Courses, Ragan Harris

Scholars Week

Student Perceptions of Academic Effort in Applied Science Courses: A Pilot Study

Ragan Harris

Dr. Priscilla Maghrabi

Dr. Brenda Reeves

Applied Health Sciences

Many applied science programs such as exercise science include prerequisite courses in the basic sciences to provide students with knowledge of foundational principles as well as provide transfer pathways from biology. However, when students begin exercise science coursework, their perceptions are that these courses should be easier, expecting lower effort and higher academic grades. These mismatched perceptions often lead to academic frustration. To determine the validity of the perceptions of high vs. low academic effort and academic ...