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A Course Every Department Can (Should?) Teach–Graduating Senior Survey, Ron Deiter Jun 2003

A Course Every Department Can (Should?) Teach–Graduating Senior Survey, Ron Deiter

Economics Publications

A Graduating Senior Survey course has been required of Agricultural Business majors at Iowa State University since 1997. Specific course goals include collecting valuable outcomes assessment information while, at the same time, assisting graduating seniors with various graduation issues. The format of this course is intended to facilitate the administration of an academic program rather than to disseminate specific, subject-matter knowledge. As such, experiences and observations from past offerings of this course should have widespread appeal and relevance.


Synthesizing Critical Thinking, Theory, Creativity, And Process In A Design Studio: A Need For A New Computer-Learning Tool For Interior Design, Lori A. Brunner Mar 2003

Synthesizing Critical Thinking, Theory, Creativity, And Process In A Design Studio: A Need For A New Computer-Learning Tool For Interior Design, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

Design students may be obtaining a broad range of knowledge in their university experience, but there needs to be a more explicit integration of their growing knowledge base with a systematic method of thinking, understanding, exploring and applying in the interior design studio. Thus, the design studio provides a venue and an instructional technology tool provides the means of integrating these activities. The purpose of this presentation is threefold. First, to lay the foundation for this hypothesis and provide guidance for developing an instructional tool, a brief overview of interior design trends, systems thinking and design process paradigms are outlined ...


Getting Help From Course Management Software To Teach A Large-Enrollment Introductory Geology Class, Cinzia Cervato Mar 2003

Getting Help From Course Management Software To Teach A Large-Enrollment Introductory Geology Class, Cinzia Cervato

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Course management software allows instructors to introduce an Internet-based component to their classroom teaching even without any prior knowledge of HTML language. I used one of the most widely available software, WebCT, for two introductory geology classes of approximately 250 students each at Iowa State University in fall 2001. The software is easy to use and I established a variety of content and communication tools in less than a day, using the procedure described in the paper. Student responses to the use of WebCT were in general positive and they especially liked the opportunity to communicate with me, to keep ...


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.


Predictors Of Residence Hall Involvement, Ana Arboleda, Yongyi Wang, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Donald F. Whalen Jan 2003

Predictors Of Residence Hall Involvement, Ana Arboleda, Yongyi Wang, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Donald F. Whalen

Statistics Publications

Residence hall students' (N = 1,186, 52% male, 90% White, 66% freshmen) involvement in their living community is influenced significantly by precollege student characteristics (gender, ethnicity), classification, attitudes (toward hall director, house cabinet, academic comfort, social environment, group study), and environmental variables (noise, time spent in the house, residence assistant interaction, peer academic conversations, employment).