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Utilizing Multivariate Analysis For Assessing Student Learning Through Effective College-Industry Partnerships, Caleb Burns, Shweta Chopra, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Gretchen A. Mosher Jan 2018

Utilizing Multivariate Analysis For Assessing Student Learning Through Effective College-Industry Partnerships, Caleb Burns, Shweta Chopra, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Gretchen A. Mosher

Political Science Publications

There is no doubt that college–industry collaborations are vital to the success of undergraduate students with engineering and technology majors. This collaboration provides students with an opportunity to bridge the gap between classroom education and real-world experience. Inviting industry representatives to engage in the classroom and involving students with professional organizations, student field trips, virtual plant tours, and industry-focused final projects are ways in which an instructor can incorporate student–industry engagement into their course. During their undergraduate degree program, students are required to participate in an internship program where they gain substantial industry engagement and opportunities to learn ...


Scaffolding In Introductory Engineering Courses, Peggy C. Boylan-Ashraf, Steven A. Freeman, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2015

Scaffolding In Introductory Engineering Courses, Peggy C. Boylan-Ashraf, Steven A. Freeman, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

In the past ten years, engineering classrooms have seen an exponential growth in the use of technology, more than during any other previous decade. Unprecedented advancements, such as the advent of innovative gadgets and fundamental instructional alterations in engineering classrooms, have introduced changes in both teaching and learning. Student learning in introductory, fundamental engineering mechanics (IFEM) courses, such as statics of engineering, mechanics of materials, dynamics, and mechanics of fluids, as in any other class, is influenced by the experiences students go through in the classroom. Thus, bold new methodologies that connect science to life using student-centered approaches and scaffolding ...


Determining Graduation Rates In Engineering For Community College Transfer Students Using Data Mining, Marcia Laugerman, Diane T. Rover, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson Jan 2015

Determining Graduation Rates In Engineering For Community College Transfer Students Using Data Mining, Marcia Laugerman, Diane T. Rover, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson

Political Science Publications

This study presents a unique synthesized set of data for community college students entering the university with the intention of earning a degree in engineering. Several cohorts of longitudinal data were combined with transcript-level data from both the community college and the university to measure graduation rates in engineering. The emphasis of the study is to determine academic variables that had significant correlations with graduation in engineering, and levels of these academic variables. The article also examines the utility of data mining methods for understanding the academic variables related to achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The practical purpose ...


The Engineering Admissions Partnership Program: A Navigation Strategy For Community College Students Seeking A Pathway Into Engineering, Marcia R. Laugerman, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson, Diane T. Rover Jan 2013

The Engineering Admissions Partnership Program: A Navigation Strategy For Community College Students Seeking A Pathway Into Engineering, Marcia R. Laugerman, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson, Diane T. Rover

Political Science Publications

This paper presents the evaluation of a program designed to improve transfer outcomes for community college students pursuing an engineering degree. The program, the Engineering Admissions Partnership Program (E-APP), was designed to improve the navigational success of community college transfer students through connections to the university. These connections include coordinated academic advising, peer-mentoring, campus visits, and online social and professional networks. The objective of the study is to determine the efficacy of the E-APP and its interventions, which will be measured by increased participation rates and increased university retention rates for E-APP participants. Outcome data for the students are analyzed ...


논의를 강조한 탐구 학습법에 따른 초등학교 통합학생의 과학과 수학 학업성취도 및 비판적 사고력과의 관계 분석, Y. Park, S. Yoon, Brian Hand, William Therrien, Mack C. Shelley Ii Jan 2013

논의를 강조한 탐구 학습법에 따른 초등학교 통합학생의 과학과 수학 학업성취도 및 비판적 사고력과의 관계 분석, Y. Park, S. Yoon, Brian Hand, William Therrien, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Publications

본 연구의 목적은 논의를 강조한 탐구 학습법이 특별한 교육적 지원이 필요한 초등학교 통합학생들의 과학 및 수학 능력에 미치는 데 있다. 이 연구의 목적을 위해서 미국 중부의 한 주(state)의 48개 일반 초등학교를 탐구적 과학 글쓰기 활동을 실시한 24개의 실험집단 학교와, 이 중재학습을 실시하지 않은 24개의 비교집단 학교로 나누어, 각 학교에서 통합교육 을 받고 있는 학생들을 대상으로 비판적 사고력 검사와 과학 및 수학능력 영향을 알아보고, 학생들의 비판적 사고력과 과학 및 수학 교과 능력 간의 관계를 분석하는 검사를 실시하였다. 두 집단 간에 비판적 사고력의 4개 하위범주인 귀납적 사고력, 연역적 사고력, 관찰적 사고 력, 추정적 사고력 검사결과를 비교하였고, 비판적 사고력과 과학 및 ...


Academic Success For Stem And Non-Stem Majors, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2010

Academic Success For Stem And Non-Stem Majors, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

Enrollment in STEM majors has improved recently, but there continues to be concern over retention in those majors, especially of women and minority students. The purpose of this study is to develop an integrated understanding of how multiple predictor variables affect student degree attainment and to ascertain how the variables impact is regulated by whether students are in STEM or non-STEM majors. Six-year cohort retention/graduation outcomes are predicted for all students in STEM and non-STEM majors, and are adjusted separately for whether students remain in, or shift into or away from, STEM majors. Long-term retention/graduation is predicted significantly ...


Structural Analysis Of Factors Influencing The Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Children In The U.S., Sunjin Oh, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2010

Structural Analysis Of Factors Influencing The Adjustment Behaviors Of Korean Children In The U.S., Sunjin Oh, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing the adjustment of Korean children who live in the U.S. Specifically, this study examined the following predictor variables: English proficiency, peer relationships, family relationships, and school experiences. Forty seven Korean children who were attending the Korean Lan-guage School and their parents participated in this study. Pearson product moment correlations indicated that there was a statistically significant relationship between the adjustment of Korean children who live in the U.S. and their English proficiency, peer relationships, and school experiences. There was no statistically significant relationship between the adjustment of Korean ...


Considering Students' Perceptions: The Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model, Ismail Sahin, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2008

Considering Students' Perceptions: The Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model, Ismail Sahin, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

In the current study, the Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model, estimated as a structural equation model, is proposed to understand better what predicts student satisfaction from online learning environments. In the present study, the following variables are employed based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (Davis, Bagozzi, & Warshaw, 1989) and literature: computer knowledge, flexibility of distance education, usefulness of distance education, and distance education satisfaction. Results suggest that as long as students have the skills to use online tools and perceive that distance education is a useful and flexible way of learning, communicating, and sharing, their enjoyment from online instruction ...


Contributors To Residence Hall Student Retention: Why Do Students Choose To Leave Or Stay?, Yan Li, Mack C. Shelley, Donald E. Whalen Jan 2005

Contributors To Residence Hall Student Retention: Why Do Students Choose To Leave Or Stay?, Yan Li, Mack C. Shelley, Donald E. Whalen

Political Science Publications

Residence hall occupancy is of concern to housing administrators because higher occupancy leads to financial stability. While many areas are housing more students, some regions such as the Midwest are experiencing enrollment declines primarily due to a decline in high-school graduates and a struggling economy (Meline, 2003). In the Midwest there are daily newspaper reports of declining enrollment, budget cuts, reduction in financial resources, and increased competition for government funding and private support. When occupancy is low, it is especially desirable for housing administrators to learn more about what motivates students in their choice of housing.


The Influence Of Residence Hall Community On Academic Success Of Male And Female Undergraduate Students., Yongyi Wang, Ana Arboleda, Mack C. Shelley, Donald F. Whalen Jan 2004

The Influence Of Residence Hall Community On Academic Success Of Male And Female Undergraduate Students., Yongyi Wang, Ana Arboleda, Mack C. Shelley, Donald F. Whalen

Political Science Publications

Presents information on a study on the influences of gender and residence hall living on academic success of male and female undergraduate students in the U.S. Difference in patterns of involvement and interaction with peers and with the environment in their college community among males and females; Use of factor analysis and regression model in the study; Significance of self-assessment of academic progress in academic success.


Predicting Higher Education Graduation Rates From Institutional Characteristics And Resource Allocation, Florence A. Hamrick, John H. Schuh, Mack C. Shelley Ii Jan 2004

Predicting Higher Education Graduation Rates From Institutional Characteristics And Resource Allocation, Florence A. Hamrick, John H. Schuh, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Publications

This study incorporated institutional characteristics (e.g., Carnegie type, selectivity) and resource allocations (e.g., instructional expenditures, student affairs expenditures) into a statistical model to predict undergraduate graduation rates. Instructional expenditures, library expenditures, and a number of institutional classification variables were significant predictors of graduation rates. Based on these results, recommendations as well as warranted cautions are included about allocating academic financial resources to optimize graduation rates


Influences On Residence Hall Students' Perceptions Of Student Leadership, John Shertzer, Kevin P. Saunders, J. Lily Z. Mack, Mack C. Shelley, Donald F. Whalen Jan 2003

Influences On Residence Hall Students' Perceptions Of Student Leadership, John Shertzer, Kevin P. Saunders, J. Lily Z. Mack, Mack C. Shelley, Donald F. Whalen

Political Science Publications

Leadership has been a focus of higher education since the inception of colleges and universities (Astin & Astin, 2000). Although leadership has been defined in different ways, it resonates as a principle within many higher education institutions. Although the commitment to leadership development has remained strong, different perspectives on leadership have gained prominence and a plethora of models perceptions, theories, and definitions concerning leadership and leadership development have emerged (Bass, 1 990)


Contributors To Dining Satisfaction Of Residence Hall Students, Brian Hayes, Robert Knight, Yongyi Wang, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2003

Contributors To Dining Satisfaction Of Residence Hall Students, Brian Hayes, Robert Knight, Yongyi Wang, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

Early writings on university housing show a connection between dining services and university residence halls (Riker & Lopez, 1 96 1 ) Regardless of how housing and dining programs are organized within the institution, the two entities are inevitably connected; living and eating go together. A recent annual study (Educational Benchmarking, Inc. (EBI), 2002) comparing four years of data cited satisfaction with dining as being one of the foremost predictors of overall residence satisfaction. This prominent relationship provides incentive for housing administrators to be more aware of students' dining satisfaction. The purpose of this research was to examine contributors to residence hall students' dining satisfaction at a large Midwestern university.


Graduate Training, Current Affiliation And Publishing Books In Political Science, Tom W. Rice, James M. Mccormick, Benjamin D. Bergmann Jan 2002

Graduate Training, Current Affiliation And Publishing Books In Political Science, Tom W. Rice, James M. Mccormick, Benjamin D. Bergmann

Political Science Publications

Scores of studies have measured the quality of political science departments. Generally speaking, these studies have taken two forms. Many have relied on scholars' survey responses to construct rankings of the major departments. For example, almost 50 years ago Keniston (1957) interviewed 25 department chairpersons and asked them to assess the quality of various programs, and, much more recently, the National Research Council (NRC 1995) asked 100 political scientists to rate the “scholarly quality of program faculty” in the nation's political science doctoral departments. In response to these opinion-based rankings, a number of researchers have developed what they claim ...


Interrelationship Of Place Of Residence And Peer Influence On Drinking Behavior, J. Lily Zheng, Donald F. Whalen, Linda L. Ciccone, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2001

Interrelationship Of Place Of Residence And Peer Influence On Drinking Behavior, J. Lily Zheng, Donald F. Whalen, Linda L. Ciccone, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

Alcohol abuse on most college campuses continues to be a problem. Alcohol abuse disrupts both the residential and the academic environment, resulting in housing professionals struggling to find ways to lessen the negative impact of alcohol abuse by college students. Educational programs reflect a continuum of approaches, ranging from attempting to teach students to drink responsibly to strictly adhering to the legal drinking age of 21 . However, they all share the common goal of striving to change the alcohol culture among university students, including within student housing. Some institutions, spurred on by the recent research of Pasch, Lindsay, Barnes, Liechty ...


External Factors Affecting Room And Board Rates: How Much Influence Does The Housing Director Have?, John H. Schuh, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2001

External Factors Affecting Room And Board Rates: How Much Influence Does The Housing Director Have?, John H. Schuh, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

The cost of attending college is an issue that has appeared frequently in contemporary literature (Choy & Premo, 1996; Stringer, Cunningham, Merisotist Wellman, & O'Brien, 1999; The Institute for Higher Education Policy, The Ford Foundation, & The Education Resources Institute, 1999). College costs have increased faster than median family income (Stringer, Cunningham, O'Brien, & Merisotis, 1998), and many students and their parents have underestimated the actual cost of attendance. An important element in determining the total cost of attendance is the amount students pay for room and board if they choose to live on-campus. Many experts recommend an on-campus living experience as a way to enrich a student's education (KUh, Douglas, Lund, & Ramin Gyurnek, 1994; Pascarella & Terenzini, 1991 ; Schuh, 1999).


Graduate Training And Research Productivity In The 1990s: A Look At Who Publishes, James M. Mccormick, Tom W. Rice Jan 2001

Graduate Training And Research Productivity In The 1990s: A Look At Who Publishes, James M. Mccormick, Tom W. Rice

Political Science Publications

The relationship between reputational rankings of political science departments and their scholarly productivity remains a source of discussion and controversy. After the National Research Council (1995) published its ranking of 98 political science departments, Katz and Eagles (1996), Jackman and Siverson (1996), and Lowry and Silver (1996) analyzed the factors that seemingly influenced those rankings. Miller, Tien, and Peebler (1996) offered an alternate approach to ranking departments, based both upon the number of faculty (and their graduates) who published in the American Political Science Review and upon the number of citations that faculty members received. More recently, two studies have ...


Distance Learning: The Case Of Political Science, Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Monty Van Wart, Jane Clayton, Erin Schreck Jan 2000

Distance Learning: The Case Of Political Science, Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Monty Van Wart, Jane Clayton, Erin Schreck

Political Science Publications

This article reports the results from a national survey directed to the department chairs of political science to assess the current and future state of distance learning in that discipline. The insights of this research are relevant to all social science fields and offer important insights to other academic disciplines as well. Key findings of the study include the low utilization of distance learning courses, a low degree of importance currently attributed to distance learning and modest expectations of future growth, ambivalent acceptance of a future role for distance learning, the common use of Internet-related technologies, low levels of faculty ...


Graduate Training And Productivity: A Look At Who Publishes, James M. Mccormick, E. Lee Bernick Jan 1982

Graduate Training And Productivity: A Look At Who Publishes, James M. Mccormick, E. Lee Bernick

Political Science Publications

In two recent studies, Morgan and Fitzgerald and Robey ranked American political science departments on the basis of their faculty's research productivity in the major political science journals. The rankings which they produced were at some variance with the reputational rankings reported by Somit and Tanenhaus, Cartter, and, more recently, Ladd and Lipset. In particular, Robey reports that “… some southern universities seem to have made great strides in the last ten years while some Ivy League schools do not seem to be producing at a rate equivalent with their reputations.” Morgan and Fitzgerald reach a similar conclusion about the ...