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Best Practices In Parent And Family Engagement: Implications For Student Success, Christy Spurlock Dec 2017

Best Practices In Parent And Family Engagement: Implications For Student Success, Christy Spurlock

Christy L Spurlock, E.d.D.

This exploratory study aims to answer questions related to highly recognized parent/family engagement programs and the ways in which they are organized, operated, and resourced; undertake innovative events and services; use and learn from assessment; and face challenges. Directors of 34 specifically selected highly recognized parent/family engagement programs were given the opportunity to complete a questionnaire concerning their programs. Twenty-seven directors completed the questionnaire. Ten were interviewed to gain further insight into the specific workings of and challenges for highly recognized parent/family programs. Through a combination of quantitative and qualitative means, the researcher provides an initial exploratory ...


College Admissions Debates, Oiyan Poon Oct 2017

College Admissions Debates, Oiyan Poon

OiYan Poon

An investigation of affirmative action and its impact on the enrollment of Asian American college students.


Using Data To Evaluate Performance And Inform Decisions, Lynn D. Akey Oct 2017

Using Data To Evaluate Performance And Inform Decisions, Lynn D. Akey

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Mavclass: Deep, Real-World Learning Analytics To Enhance Student Success, Jude Higdon, Jeffrey Myers Ford, Lynn D. Akey, Nathan Gustafson Oct 2017

Mavclass: Deep, Real-World Learning Analytics To Enhance Student Success, Jude Higdon, Jeffrey Myers Ford, Lynn D. Akey, Nathan Gustafson

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Designing An Outcomes-Based Student Affairs Assessment Program, Lynn D. Akey, Rene Hersrud Oct 2017

Designing An Outcomes-Based Student Affairs Assessment Program, Lynn D. Akey, Rene Hersrud

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Leading A Campus Team To Navigate Through The Comprehensive Evaluation, Andrea L. Lassiter, Lynn D. Akey, Joan Roca Oct 2017

Leading A Campus Team To Navigate Through The Comprehensive Evaluation, Andrea L. Lassiter, Lynn D. Akey, Joan Roca

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

What are some best practices to help your institution prepare for a comprehensive evaluation? This presentation will include discussion of how to gain broad campus community participation by assembling a team to help lead the process. Committee membership, information sharing, meeting topics and timelines will be shared.


A Strategic Priority Funding Process: Advancing Big Ideas, Lynn D. Akey, Pat Nelson Oct 2017

A Strategic Priority Funding Process: Advancing Big Ideas, Lynn D. Akey, Pat Nelson

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

This session will showcase a strategic priority funding process used to make organizational investments that advance big ideas, priorities and innovation. The speakers will share how the core components of the process were developed, implemented, and improved to increase results.


A Strategic Funding Process: Emphasizing Shared Governance And Transparency, Lynn D. Akey Oct 2017

A Strategic Funding Process: Emphasizing Shared Governance And Transparency, Lynn D. Akey

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

The Purpose

Provide an opportunity and seed funding for innovative ideas to emerge from the campus community in support of the Institution’s strategic priorities.

The Process

The Strategic Priority Funding process that exists at Minnesota State University, Mankato today has roots extending back to pre-2004 as an innovation fund.

  • Pre 2004 – An Innovation Fund
  • 2004 – Strategic Priority Funding – Administrative
  • 2006 – Strategic Priority Funding – Administrative/Planning Sub-Meet
  • 2011 – Strategic Priority Funding – Joint Open Process

The process has primarily changed in ways that reflect greater shared governance, transparency, and assessment of results.

The Results

During the past six years, 53 Strategic ...


Support The Success Of A New Provost, Robbin D. Crabtree, David Alan Sapp Sep 2017

Support The Success Of A New Provost, Robbin D. Crabtree, David Alan Sapp

David Alan Sapp

No abstract provided.


Characteristics Of The Ideal ‘Executive Assistant To The Dean’, David Alan Sapp, Robbin D. Crabtree Sep 2017

Characteristics Of The Ideal ‘Executive Assistant To The Dean’, David Alan Sapp, Robbin D. Crabtree

David Alan Sapp

No abstract provided.


Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons Sep 2017

Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons

Joel Pruce

Over the past 20 years, courses addressing human rights have grown dramatically at both the undergraduate and graduate levels worldwide. Many of these courses are housed in specific disciplines, focus on specific issues, and require practical experience in the form of internships/practicums. Amid this growth there is a need to reflect on teaching human rights including the challenges, fears, and best practices. Recognizing that education takes place inside and outside a classroom, this roundtable brings together scholars teaching human rights in a variety of settings to examine the current state of university human rights education. This includes a discussion ...


Developing An Electronic Repository For Undergraduate Theses, Foster Levy, Rebecca Pyles, Celia Szarejko, Linda Wyatt Aug 2017

Developing An Electronic Repository For Undergraduate Theses, Foster Levy, Rebecca Pyles, Celia Szarejko, Linda Wyatt

Foster Levy

Undergraduate honors theses represent an intellectual asset that a university should recognize and manage as such. However, when theses were submitted exclusively in print copies, the work often faded into obscurity, forgotten by all but the student and mentor. While theses for advanced degrees have been accessible for many years via interlibrary loan or abstract services, similar access options have been unavailable for undergraduate theses because these works are most often associated with and maintained by the institutional honors program without involvement or support from the institution’s library system. At best, an index of undergraduate theses might be available ...


International Graduate Students: How Do They Choose Academic Majors?, Jia Ren, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Michael T. Mcgill Jun 2017

International Graduate Students: How Do They Choose Academic Majors?, Jia Ren, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Michael T. Mcgill

Linda Serra Hagedorn

International graduate students are a sizeable segment of the student body in the U.S. higher educational system, but remain an understudied population in the educational literature. As a result, this student population is not adequately understood by higher education administrators and faculty. The current study explored 16 factors associated with international graduate students’ choice of academic majors for their American degrees and how factors affected this population’s academic choice among four academic categories. Based on the findings, this study suggests recruitment and admission policies and support services and programs to attract and retain international graduate students, in order ...


Organizational Communication: Perceptions Of Staff Members' Level Of Communication Satisfaction And Job Satisfaction, Priti Sharma, James Lampley, Donald W. Good May 2017

Organizational Communication: Perceptions Of Staff Members' Level Of Communication Satisfaction And Job Satisfaction, Priti Sharma, James Lampley, Donald W. Good

Donald W. Good

The purpose of this research study was to explore the topic of organizational communication in higher education and examine staff members’ perceptions about their level of communication and job satisfaction in their workplaces. This study was also designed to test the relationship between communication satisfaction and job satisfaction by analyzing the significance of different dimensions of Communication Satisfaction with the view that satisfaction is multifaceted. The results of the study indicated that gender differences and the number of years in service do not seem to make a significant difference in the level of satisfaction among staff members, but the level ...


Support For Higher Education: Perceptions Of Selected University Administrators And Legislators In Tennessee, Deidre Y. Davies, Donald W. Good May 2017

Support For Higher Education: Perceptions Of Selected University Administrators And Legislators In Tennessee, Deidre Y. Davies, Donald W. Good

Donald W. Good

This quantitative study examined the perceptions of selected university administrators and legislators concerning levels of support for Tennessee public higher education. The purpose of the study was to gain a greater understanding among the various constituents as to the needs and restraints facing higher education funding. The population targeted for this study was comprised of 132 members of the Tennessee General Assembly, the Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), the Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), the President of the University of Tennessee System, and 36 Chief Administrators at nine state-supported universities. The principal investigator ...


Organizational Communication: Perceptions Of Staff Members' Level Of Communication Satisfaction And Job Satisfaction, James Lampley, Priti Sharma, Donald W. Good May 2017

Organizational Communication: Perceptions Of Staff Members' Level Of Communication Satisfaction And Job Satisfaction, James Lampley, Priti Sharma, Donald W. Good

Donald W. Good

Excerpt:The purpose of this research study was to explore the topic of organizational communication in higher education and examine staff members’ perceptions about their level of communication and job satisfaction in their workplaces.


Support For Higher Education: Perceptions Of Selected University Administrators And Legislators In Tennessee, Deidre L. Yowell, Donald W. Good May 2017

Support For Higher Education: Perceptions Of Selected University Administrators And Legislators In Tennessee, Deidre L. Yowell, Donald W. Good

Donald W. Good

Excerpt:This quantitative study examined the perceptions of selected university administrators and legislators concerning levels of support for Tennessee public higher education.


Shared Governance: A Comparison Of Perceptions And Implementation Between American And Chinese Higher Education Institutions, Dianyu Zhang, James Lampley, Donald W. Good May 2017

Shared Governance: A Comparison Of Perceptions And Implementation Between American And Chinese Higher Education Institutions, Dianyu Zhang, James Lampley, Donald W. Good

Donald W. Good

The purpose of this study was to assess the status of institutional stakeholders’ perceptions and application of shared governance on an American higher education campus and a counterpart in China and determine if there were differences among the groups of stakeholders both within and between the institutions. Significant differences were found among the four categories of participants at the Chinese institution. For the General Acceptance dimension of the Perceptions of Shared Governance Inventory (PSGI) the Chinese staff members reported significantly higher scores than all the other three categories. For the Implementation dimension, staff members and the students scored significantly higher ...


Analyzing The Effect Of Individual Factors And Organizational Context On Faculty Participation In Online Teaching, Deborah F. Miller May 2017

Analyzing The Effect Of Individual Factors And Organizational Context On Faculty Participation In Online Teaching, Deborah F. Miller

Deb Miller

This quantitative study analyzed the influence of individual factors and institutional context on faculty participation in online teaching at public higher education institutions in the United States. Through an ex post facto design, cause and effect relationships were explored using statistical analysis of a large national data set. Variables in the data set directly related to the areas of interest in this study included interest in teaching, student-centered pedagogy, autonomy and control, instructional support, and institutional climate. Factors related to interest in teaching and institutional reward were statistically significant (p


Evaluation Of An E-Portfolio Pilot Streamlining.Docx, Carrie Smucker Apr 2017

Evaluation Of An E-Portfolio Pilot Streamlining.Docx, Carrie Smucker

Deborah Bambini

There is need in higher education for a comprehensive electronic system that bridges administrative and curricular processes. Such a system would create an interconnected and streamlined platform that supports three aspects of administrative and curricular processes: processing graduate school applications, housing student progression files and tracking program outcomes through student projects.  Academic departments need flexible information systems to improve office processes, particularly in the areas of school application processing and student progression documents.  These departments also need a mechanism to report how their curricula are meeting benchmarks.  A comprehensive system would follow the student from the application stage to the ...


Colleges Must Focus More On Helping Graduates Find Jobs, Aaron W. Hughey Apr 2017

Colleges Must Focus More On Helping Graduates Find Jobs, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron W. Hughey

No abstract provided.


Recruiting International Master's-Level Students: Research And Good Practices, Paul Schumann, Aaron D. Clevenger, Shelby L. Cearley, Raymond Lutsky Apr 2017

Recruiting International Master's-Level Students: Research And Good Practices, Paul Schumann, Aaron D. Clevenger, Shelby L. Cearley, Raymond Lutsky

Aaron D. Clevenger

The presentation highlights new research on how international master’s-level students from different countries decide which schools to apply with a focus on how institutions can leverage this information to improve their outreach and recruitment efforts.  This is followed by a panel discussion on good practices led by international recruitment experts.
 


Exploring The Spiritually Formative Experiences Of Female Seminary Spouses: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Benjamin Forrest Mar 2017

Exploring The Spiritually Formative Experiences Of Female Seminary Spouses: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Benjamin Forrest

Benjamin Forrest

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of a qualitative research study exploring the spiritually formative experiences of nonstudent, female, seminary spouses whose student spouses are beyond the halfway point in their pursuit of an M.Div. at a large evangelical seminary in the eastern United States. Fifteen participants (twelve online nonstudent spouses and three residential nonstudent spouses) were purposefully sampled. The data, which was collected through questionnaires, in-depth interviews, and discussion forums, was analyzed using transcendental phenomenological analysis. Through this analysis it became apparent that seminary spouses did in fact experience spiritual formation through their husband ...


Making Room At The Inn: Implications Of 'Christian Legal Society V. Martinez' For Public University Housing Professionals, Michael D. Waggoner, Charles J. Russo Mar 2017

Making Room At The Inn: Implications Of 'Christian Legal Society V. Martinez' For Public University Housing Professionals, Michael D. Waggoner, Charles J. Russo

Charles J. Russo

The Supreme Court ruling in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, its most important case to date on student associational activities, upheld a policy at a public law school in California that required recognized student organizations (or clubs) to admit "all-comers" even if they disagreed with organizational goals and values, rather than retracing the work of Moran and her colleagues, who examined related issues such as religious expression in public areas of residence halls, this article analyzes the potential impact of CLS, since membership in campus organizations clearly overlaps with the kinds of issues that students and housing professionals deal with ...


Handbook Of Comparative Higher Education Law, Charles J. Russo Mar 2017

Handbook Of Comparative Higher Education Law, Charles J. Russo

Charles J. Russo

The Handbook of Comparative Higher Education Law addresses legal issues from institutions of higher learning in seventeen countries on all six inhabited continents in a reader friendly manner. All chapters follow the same outline on institutional issues, faculty rights, student rights, and emerging issues so that similarities and differences can be compared. An introductory chapter provides an overview on the legal status of higher education as selected in various international covenants. In addition, a concluding chapter draws the themes addressed throughout the book together and centers on the concept of best practice management. This book serves as valuable resource for ...


Behind The Veil: Cultural Challenges And Opportunities For A New International Student Group, Nasser Razek, Sandra C. Coyner Feb 2017

Behind The Veil: Cultural Challenges And Opportunities For A New International Student Group, Nasser Razek, Sandra C. Coyner

Nasser Razek

The number of Saudi students studying in the United States quintupled from 3,035 students in 2005 to 15,810 students in 2010 due to a fully funded Saudi government scholarship (Open Doors, 2010). As students originating in a cultural background differing from the prevailing principles of their higher education institutions, Saudi students face several challenges. The cultural challenges are one of the most frequently apparent among these challenges (Constantine, Okazaki, & Utsey, 2004; Miller, 2002). Building upon the relationship between the cultural beliefs and student academic achievement, this study aimed at examining the cultural aspects of the increased presence of Saudi students ...


Mass Media Created Stereotypes: Influence On Student Learning, Nasser Razek, Ghada M. Awad Feb 2017

Mass Media Created Stereotypes: Influence On Student Learning, Nasser Razek, Ghada M. Awad

Nasser Razek

The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine the case of Saudi students at Riversdale State University (a pseudonym) with regard to the influence of the stereotype threat (McGlone & Aronson, 2007) created by TV and newspaper coverage when presenting images of Saudi Arabia, the Arab world, or the Muslim world. The study also aims at revealing the effects that the perception of the aforementioned stereotype can have on the academic success, social integration, and persistence of Saudi students. The research follows the qualitative approach to reveal the human aspects of the case and the degree of intensity that these ...


Academic Integrity: A Saudi Student Perspective, Nasser Razek Feb 2017

Academic Integrity: A Saudi Student Perspective, Nasser Razek

Nasser Razek

Practices of academic dishonesty are prevalent on college campuses (Chen, 2009; O’Rourke, Barnes, Deaton, Fulks, Ryan, & Rettinger, 2010; Simkin, 2010). The pressure to excel, peer perception, and the lack of faculty enforcement are among several factors that lead students to cheat. Building on an initial multi campus 673 participant-survey results, circumstances of academic integrity among Saudi students at a Midwestern university are examined through in depth interviews. Findings revealed prevalence of academic misconduct behaviors among study participants. Academic misconduct behaviors ranged from simple utilization of cheating on tests to utilizing internet paper mills. Findings also showed a gap between students’ moral ...


Feeling Welcome With No “Buts”: Chinese Student Engagement In Residence Life, Jamie K. Chong, Nasser Razek Feb 2017

Feeling Welcome With No “Buts”: Chinese Student Engagement In Residence Life, Jamie K. Chong, Nasser Razek

Nasser Razek

College student personnel and administrators working in residence halls are expected to provide a positive learning environment where every student’s point of view is welcomed respectfully. Creating that learning community requires residence coordinators to understand the circumstances of all students providing the means of a safe engaging environment to all of them. College administrators have to come up with innovative techniques and strategies to accommodate and extend helping hands to these students. Social adjustment is tumultuous for first year international students especially for those living in residence halls. Yet, research focused specifically on international residents in this environment is ...


Policies That Enhance Learning And Teaching, Shannon M. Chance, Pamela L. Eddy, Gavin Duffy, Brian Bowe, Jen Harvey Jan 2017

Policies That Enhance Learning And Teaching, Shannon M. Chance, Pamela L. Eddy, Gavin Duffy, Brian Bowe, Jen Harvey

Pamela L. Eddy

Educational institutions often implement policies with the intention of influencing how learning and teaching occur. Generally, such policies are not as effective as their makers would like; changing the behavior of third-level teachers proves difficult. Nevertheless, a policy instituted in 2006 at the Dublin Institute of Technology has met with success: each newly hired faculty member must have a post-graduate qualification in “Learning and Teaching” or successfully complete one within the first two years of employment. The intention is to build teachers’ knowledge about student-centered pedagogies and their capacity to implement them. As a result of this policy (and associated ...