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Understanding The Admissions Experience Of Admitted Students Who Fail To Enroll: A Multiple Case Study, Richard Hudnett Sep 2018

Understanding The Admissions Experience Of Admitted Students Who Fail To Enroll: A Multiple Case Study, Richard Hudnett

Richard Hudnett

The main purpose of this applied dissertation was to explore why a new student who is fully admitted to an academic program never proceeds to registration during their first semester. A research study addressing these instances might help college administrators improve conversion rates of admitted students.

The fact that four of the six participants only applied to one university, the researcher believes, validates several prior research studies that directly linked a strong connection between a student’s positive perception of a college and the likelihood that they enroll in it. All of these participants in fact did perceive the university ...


5 Deans In 5 Years: Chairs Leading Through Change, Janna L. Scarborough Aug 2018

5 Deans In 5 Years: Chairs Leading Through Change, Janna L. Scarborough

Janna L. Scarborough

The chair/dean relationship often has a direct impact on departmental success. What happens when the there is a change in deanship? The presenters will share their experience of having five deans in five years. Through case studies and dialogue, strategies for navigating dean transitions will be shared and examined.


Dominican University Of California’S Honors Program And Its Relation To University Heritage And Mission, Jayati Ghosh, M. Patricia Dougherty, Kenneth Porada Aug 2018

Dominican University Of California’S Honors Program And Its Relation To University Heritage And Mission, Jayati Ghosh, M. Patricia Dougherty, Kenneth Porada

M. Patricia Dougherty

In this paper, we discuss how we came to restructure the honors program at Dominican University of California and fit it more closely to the institutional mission and Dominican values. The mission statement of Dominican University of California reads: “We are an independent, learner-centered, international university which interweaves Dominican values, the liberal arts and sciences and the skills and knowledge necessary to live and work in an independent world.” The four Dominican values are study, service, community, and reflection. Our primary interest is the way adaptation of an honors program to its unique campus mission and values can strengthen the ...


The Individual And Shared Meanings Students Make Of Their Diverse Interactions With African American Faculty: A Phenomenological Study, Kathleen Marie Neville Jul 2018

The Individual And Shared Meanings Students Make Of Their Diverse Interactions With African American Faculty: A Phenomenological Study, Kathleen Marie Neville

Kathleen Neville

Critics contend college graduates are not prepared to work in a global society. In response, higher education leaders identify the need to transform curriculum and teaching techniques (Bikson & Law, 1994). African American faculty are more likely than their White colleagues to employ teaching strategies that introduce students to diversity coursework and expose them to knowledge about race and ethnicity in the classroom, which positively affects students' openness to diversity (Pascarella, Edison, Nora, Hagedorn, & Terenzini, 1996) and prepares them to work in a global society. This qualitative study, grounded in phenomenological methodology, used ethnic (Phinney, 1996) and White (Helms, 1990) identity ...


A Simple Low-Cost Institutional Learning-Outcomes Assessment Process, Andrea A. Curcio Jun 2018

A Simple Low-Cost Institutional Learning-Outcomes Assessment Process, Andrea A. Curcio

Andrea A. Curcio

Law school institutional learning outcomes require measuring nuanced skills that develop over time. Rather than look at achievement just in our own courses, institutional outcome-measures assessment requires collective faculty engagement and critical thinking about our students’ overall acquisition of the skills, knowledge, and qualities that ensure they graduate with the competencies necessary to begin life as professionals. Even for those who believe outcomes assessment is a positive move in legal education, in an era of limited budgets and already over-burdened faculty, the new mandated outcomes assessment process raises cost and workload concerns. This essay addresses those concerns. It describes a ...


Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - December 2017, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman Mar 2018

Digitalcommons@Lesley Quarterly Report & Impact Infographic - December 2017, Philip M. Siblo-Landsman

Philip M. Siblo-Landsman

Lesley University's institutional repository (IR) continues to grow since it's launch in May 2017. This report discusses the addition of new collections including the migration of an academic journal, and the addition of two conferences. It also discusses the outreach efforts of the digital team and comments on the download metrics and how they indicate the demographics of users accessing Lesley scholarly and creative works. An infographic is included to provide a visual report of these metrics and to highlight the impact of Lesley scholarship.


Faculty Comments On Sri Results, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Faculty Comments On Sri Results, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Motion To Remove The Wording "Adapted" To Various Learning Styles" From The Faculty Handbook., Fred Smith Feb 2018

Motion To Remove The Wording "Adapted" To Various Learning Styles" From The Faculty Handbook., Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Motion To Amend The Faculty Handbook To Better Describe The Evaluation Of Teaching, 205.01, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Motion To Amend The Faculty Handbook To Better Describe The Evaluation Of Teaching, 205.01, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


A Uniform Procedure For Administering Sris, Fred Smith Feb 2018

A Uniform Procedure For Administering Sris, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Comprehensive Review Of Administrators, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Comprehensive Review Of Administrators, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Appointment Of Ad Hoc Committee To Draft A New Student Rating Of Instruction, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Appointment Of Ad Hoc Committee To Draft A New Student Rating Of Instruction, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Amendment To Section 205.07, Student Ratings Of Instruction, Fred Smith Feb 2018

Amendment To Section 205.07, Student Ratings Of Instruction, Fred Smith

Fred O. Smith Jr.

No abstract provided.


Classroom Climate, Academic Success, And Intent To Persist Among Non-Christian And Christian Undergraduate Students, Christy M. Craft, Yang Yang Dec 2017

Classroom Climate, Academic Success, And Intent To Persist Among Non-Christian And Christian Undergraduate Students, Christy M. Craft, Yang Yang

Christy Moran Craft

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of classroom climate held by 3,900 undergraduate non-Christian and Christian students at 1 large Midwestern university and to determine whether those perceptions influenced their academic success and intent to persist. The results suggested that Christian students held more positive perceptions of classroom climate than non-Christian students. Moreover, regardless of their perceptions of classroom climate, Christian students were more academically successful and had higher intentions to persist than non-Christian students. For all of the students in the study, positive perceptions of classroom climate advantageously impacted academic success and intent to ...


E Pluribus Unum, David Silva Dec 2017

E Pluribus Unum, David Silva

David Silva

The meeting was tense. Student expectations were clear: They wanted new courses on environmental justice. The president and provost agreed, stating the university could implement these innovations in eighteen months, provided that the faculty would create new classes and move them through governance. The students’ disappointment was palpable. “Can’t you make that happen faster?”

“Who’s in charge?” It’s a question often asked of multilayered organizations. In higher education, institutional power dynamics are complicated by the oft under- understood cultural norm known as “shared governance.” In 1967, the American Association of University Professors endorsed a “Statement on Government ...


You Are Here, David Silva Dec 2017

You Are Here, David Silva

David Silva

We’re all acquainted with the question “Are we there yet?”

On a long drive. During that endless transoceanic flight. Sitting through that meeting that drags on. And on. And on. In these contexts, “Are we there yet?” rarely (if ever) proves fruitful. Even if you’re the driver, the pilot, or the committee chair, you may not have much control over the journey’s length. We arrive when we arrive.

There are, however, situations in which posing the question constitutes a meaningful exercise, including when gauging progress on issues of social justice. When it comes to combating society’s ...