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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Using Social Justice Research To Prepare Underrepresented And First-Generation Students For Graduate School Success, Ashley Garrin Jun 2016

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Using Social Justice Research To Prepare Underrepresented And First-Generation Students For Graduate School Success, Ashley Garrin

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This research examined the use of culturally responsive teaching for underrepresented and/or first-generation, low-income students who are in the ISU McNair Program and graduate school bound. The implementation of culturally responsive learning allowed the integration and mastering of the scientific research process and development of a sociopolitical consciousness, in order to prepare the students for graduate school success. Through a hands-on and team-based pedagogical approach, the scholars created academic research projects focused on Impostor Syndrome, stereotype threat, and barriers to first-generation doctoral students in an effort to critically examine their existence in higher education, as well as increase their ...


Gathering Requirements For The Development Of An Online Rat Tool, Jacklin Stonewall, Margaret Berta, Jeanna Nation, Meghan Gillette, Michael C. Dorneich May 2016

Gathering Requirements For The Development Of An Online Rat Tool, Jacklin Stonewall, Margaret Berta, Jeanna Nation, Meghan Gillette, Michael C. Dorneich

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This work documents the requirements gathering process for the design of a Readiness Assurance Test (RAT) tool to be used in online Team Based Learning (TBL) classrooms. Gathering requirements is the first step in the User-Centered Design (UCD) process. After gathering requirements for the tool, a preliminary design would be created, implemented, and evaluated. The process would then start again with requirements gathering for the next design iteration.

Team Based Learning has been shown to provide positive learning outcomes in face to face classrooms. Because of these positive outcomes, there has been interest in using the technique in online environments ...


Professional Development For Freshmen Research Initiative Teaching Assistants, Elizabeth Sandquist Jan 2016

Professional Development For Freshmen Research Initiative Teaching Assistants, Elizabeth Sandquist

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In the 2012 Report to the President by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and

Technology, it was predicted that the U.S. will require 1 million additional STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals in the next decade if it is to maintain its international standing as a leader in science and technology. As such, retention of undergraduates in the STEM disciplines are critical to meet this goal. Research by the council found that loss of high achieving students was due to uninspiring introductory courses, and students of groups underrepresented in STEM fields found the research environment ...