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Engaged Faculty, Student Success, And $1 Million In Savings, Robin M. Ashford, Gloria Doherty, Ryan Ingersoll Feb 2019

Engaged Faculty, Student Success, And $1 Million In Savings, Robin M. Ashford, Gloria Doherty, Ryan Ingersoll

Faculty Publications - George Fox University Libraries

How did a small institution with limited seed funding get faculty buy-in with the OER and textbook affordability movement to the point of $1 million in student savings, two faculty-authored open textbooks (one written collaboratively with graduate students), and several open textbook reviews and adoptions, all within five semesters? OER momentum and awareness of textbook affordability issues is a growing concern in higher education. Learn how we structured an open textbook initiative to incentivize faculty and turn what began as an innovation grant into permanent sustainable funding for the Library Textbook Affordability Program.


Open Textbooks At George Fox University, Starting Year 3, Robin M. Ashford Nov 2018

Open Textbooks At George Fox University, Starting Year 3, Robin M. Ashford

Faculty Publications - George Fox University Libraries

This presentation explains the rationale for open textbooks, provides an update on open textbooks at George Fox University, and encourages faculty to participate.


Teaching For A Multifaith World; From Bubble To Bridge: Educating Christians For A Multifaith World, Debra S. Espinor Apr 2018

Teaching For A Multifaith World; From Bubble To Bridge: Educating Christians For A Multifaith World, Debra S. Espinor

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Similar but different is the metaphor to describe both multifaith books reviewed here—similar in that both are exploring the many facets of how to live in our multifaith world today, and different because the books are written for different audiences and ages. Teaching for a Multifaith World, edited by Eleazar S Fernandez, is written for an audience of seminarians. The language is pastoral and the book is a compilation from writers from many well-respected seminaries across the United States. The title of the book implies that this might be a textbook in a course within a religious studies program ...


Computer Programming Effects In Elementary: Perceptions And Career Aspirations In Stem, Yune Tran Apr 2018

Computer Programming Effects In Elementary: Perceptions And Career Aspirations In Stem, Yune Tran

Faculty Publications - School of Education

The development of elementary-aged students’ STEM and computer science (CS) literacy is critical in this evolving technological landscape, thus, promoting success for college, career, and STEM/CS professional paths. Research has suggested that elementary- aged students need developmentally appropriate STEM integrated opportunities in the classroom; however, little is known about the potential impact of CS programming and how these opportunities engender positive perceptions, foster confidence, and promote perseverance to nurture students’ early career aspirations related to STEM/CS. The main purpose of this mixed-method study was to examine elementary-aged students’ (N = 132) perceptions of STEM, career choices, and effects from ...


Building A Sustainable Model For Developing Digital Fluency In Higher Education Faculty On A Shoestring Budget, Debra S. Espinor, Linda Samek, Robin M. Ashford, Anna A. Berardi Phd., Gloria Doherty Feb 2018

Building A Sustainable Model For Developing Digital Fluency In Higher Education Faculty On A Shoestring Budget, Debra S. Espinor, Linda Samek, Robin M. Ashford, Anna A. Berardi Phd., Gloria Doherty

Faculty Publications - George Fox University Libraries

Building on experience with a campus digital fluency initiative, a sustainable professional development model has been developed that is transferable to mentoring the next generation of leaders in many areas in higher education. Data from four years of faculty development in digital fluency will be shared along with how to get buy-in from administration and motivation for faculty to change current teaching styles to incorporate more technology into existing pedagogy.


The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions On What Matters Most (Book Review), David M. Johnstone Jan 2018

The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions On What Matters Most (Book Review), David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


The Motivation Of Students Of Color For Pursuing Leadership Positions At Faith-Based Universities, Grant Burns, Jenny Elsey, David M. Johnstone Jan 2018

The Motivation Of Students Of Color For Pursuing Leadership Positions At Faith-Based Universities, Grant Burns, Jenny Elsey, David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

As faith-based universities increasingly diversify the culture of their student body, student leadership roles also diversify. While there is literature on barriers and challenges students of color experience in these roles, there is little to help understand their motivation in pursuing these roles. Using conversations, interviews, and surveys this research was conducted to start such a conversation. The researchers' goal was to go beyond conventional wisdom and begin gathering data reflecting the experiences of students of color on our campuses. While compensation is definitely a motivation, this research suggested there might be a variety of reasons to pursue these roles.


The Unexpectedness Of Hope: Good News For A Generation, David Johnstone Jan 2018

The Unexpectedness Of Hope: Good News For A Generation, David Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

The gospel of Jesus Christ is wrapped in the notion of God's "will be[ing] done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10 NIV). The good in the good news (or gospel) looks a little different for every age, culture, and context. Unlike the Eastern no-tion of karma, or what goes around comes around, the Christian gospel centers on God's grace being offered to those who accept Jesus's kindness and authority. God extends grace so that men and women do not receive what they deserve; therefore, what goes around does not come around. Many ...


Open Textbook Initiative, Year 2: George Fox University, Robin M. Ashford Jan 2018

Open Textbook Initiative, Year 2: George Fox University, Robin M. Ashford

Faculty Publications - George Fox University Libraries

This presentation for faculty explains the rationale for open textbooks, provides an update on George Fox University's Open Textbook Initiative, and encourages them to participate.


The Shadow Side Of Teaching Classroom As Organization, Stacie Chappell, Debby Thomas Jan 2018

The Shadow Side Of Teaching Classroom As Organization, Stacie Chappell, Debby Thomas

Faculty Publications - School of Business

Classroom as organization (CAO) is an approach at the extreme end of an experiential learning intensity continuum (Sleeth & Brown, 1984). While proponents suggest they would never go back to a teacher-centered classroom, CAO has not become widely adopted since its initial description by Cohen (1976). We argue this is, in part, because of shadow elements that may discourage faculty in both initial adoption and persistence in the journey from novice to master. This article reports the authors reflexive process related to the shadow elements they encountered as early adopters of the CAO methodology. The paper begins with a brief background ...


The Grip Of Trauma: How Trauma Disrupts The Academic Aspirations Of Foster Youth, Brenda Morton Jan 2018

The Grip Of Trauma: How Trauma Disrupts The Academic Aspirations Of Foster Youth, Brenda Morton

Faculty Publications - School of Education

The academic challenges foster youth encounter during their P-12 education have been widely reported. Yet, despite these challenges, the majority of foster youth desire postsecondary education. What is less known is the reason why so few foster youth alumni who desire a four-year college degree, achieve this goal. For the participants in this four-year longitudinal study, maltreatment, resulting in foster care placement, and the ensuing exposure to the foster care system, resulted in trauma histories and mental health diagnoses. Anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), were the most common diagnosis. The participants shared the ways in which these mental ...


Computational Thinking Equity In Elementary Classrooms: What Third-Grade Students Know And Can Do, Yune Tran Jan 2018

Computational Thinking Equity In Elementary Classrooms: What Third-Grade Students Know And Can Do, Yune Tran

Faculty Publications - School of Education

The Computer Science Teachers Association has asserted that computational thinking equips students with essential critical thinking which allows them to conceptualize, analyze, and solve more complex problems. These skills are applicable to all content area as students learn to use strategies, ideas, and technological practices more effectively as digital natives. This research examined over 200 elementary students’ pre- and posttest changes in computational thinking from a 10-week coding program using adapted lessons from code.org’s Blockly programming language and CSUnplugged that were delivered as part of the regular school day. Participants benefited from early access to computer science (CS ...


Tribal Strengths And American Indian Students (Chapter Three Of Tribal Strengths And Native Education), Terry Huffman Jan 2018

Tribal Strengths And American Indian Students (Chapter Three Of Tribal Strengths And Native Education), Terry Huffman

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Excerpt: "It takes no small amount of courage to teach middle school students. Tammy has the necessary courage and a lot more too. On one of my visits to her class, I wanted to know what her students believe it means to be American Indian. So I asked. When you ask a group of middle school kids a question, it is hard to tell what answers you might get in return. In this case most of the responses revealed just how important the question was for this class of young Native students. They generally appeared to deeply consider what to ...


The Lost Purpose Of Learning, Joseph Clair Sep 2017

The Lost Purpose Of Learning, Joseph Clair

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

In the autumn of AD 386, a thirty-two-year-old academic superstar named Aurelius Augustinus made a radical move: He resigned his position as imperial professor of rhetoric in Milan and retired early. The position, as prestigious as an endowed chair of government at Harvard today, represented the pinnacle of intellectual achievement in its time. Yet Augustine was disillusioned, tired of teaching “résumé virtues” to “excellent sheep.” He complained that liberal education in the later Roman Empire had become purposeless and disoriented, preoccupied with the ephemeral aims of career, wealth, and fame. Intellectual and spiritual vitality had vanished from lecture rooms and ...


Trauma-Informed School Programming: Applications For Mental Health Professionals And Educator Partnerships, Brenda Morton, Anna A. Berardi Phd. Jun 2017

Trauma-Informed School Programming: Applications For Mental Health Professionals And Educator Partnerships, Brenda Morton, Anna A. Berardi Phd.

Faculty Publications - School of Education

An alarming number of children experience significant trauma or chronic stress throughout childhood, manifesting in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional impairment. These challenges are expressed in the P-12 academic setting through difficulties with behavioral and emotional self-regulation, academic functioning, and physical ailments and illness. Advances in trauma-informed care, as applied to the school environment, have inspired new hope for educators who observe first-hand the learning challenges facing traumatized children. This article defines the nature of the problem along with a guiding framework to assist educators and mental health professionals in transforming to a trauma-informed school culture.


Digital Commons @ George Fox University: 3-Year Report, Alex Rolfe May 2017

Digital Commons @ George Fox University: 3-Year Report, Alex Rolfe

Faculty Publications - George Fox University Libraries

A look at the use and content of our institutional repository three years in.


When Conflict Crosses Cultural Lines: How Culture Informs Conflict, Joel Perez, David M. Johnstone Apr 2017

When Conflict Crosses Cultural Lines: How Culture Informs Conflict, Joel Perez, David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

Diverse cultural experience provides tremendous educational value. At the same time, it presents the possibility for increased misunderstanding and conflict. While conflict can happen with students of the same background, cross-cultural dynamics tend to add complexities to tension. Using a tool such as the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory, we have helped college student leaders build stronger teams, with a better and deeper ability to navigate, mediate and mitigate conflict among their leadership teams and peers .


Musembe School: How One School And Surrounding Community Was Transformed, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji Apr 2017

Musembe School: How One School And Surrounding Community Was Transformed, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji

Faculty Publications - School of Education

"The story of Eloise and John's work in the Muliro Village area of rural Kenya perhaps best represents all of the tenets of cultural humility in play at the same time. Eloise and John had the unique opportunity to enter into a project that had not been on their radar, nor one they had envisioned or planned for. However, God had specific plansfor one small primary school known as Musembe, and the surrounding community of Muliro Village."


When Women Faculty Write: The Power Of Community In Scholarship, Eloise Hockett, Brenda Morton Apr 2017

When Women Faculty Write: The Power Of Community In Scholarship, Eloise Hockett, Brenda Morton

Faculty Publications - School of Education

With the variety of teaching and leading roles placed on faculty members within higher education institutions, finding time to engage in scholarship can be very challenging and often problematic. One way to support scholarship requirements, is finding like-minded colleagues who can provide encouragement and assistance in such efforts. This article describes the formation of a women’s faculty writing group at one Christian higher education institution, and how the support from within that group, helped to facilitate and increase each member’s scholarship agenda and productivity.


Engaging Lbgtq Issues: It’S Still Complicated, Gary F. Sehorn Dr. Apr 2017

Engaging Lbgtq Issues: It’S Still Complicated, Gary F. Sehorn Dr.

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Public school administrators deal with a range of culture war conflicts on a regular basis, and LBGTQ issues are particularly challenging. When I joined my Christian university’s faculty after a long career working as an Evangelical administrator in public schools, I looked forward to shifting from experiencing these conflicts as a public school administrator to equipping others to handle them. Instead, the challenges have become even more complicated.


Strategies To Support Open Educational Resources For Student Success: Case Examples From Oregon, Robin M. Ashford Mar 2017

Strategies To Support Open Educational Resources For Student Success: Case Examples From Oregon, Robin M. Ashford

Faculty Publications - George Fox University Libraries

Presentation on Open Textbooks outlines how colleges can leverage freely available, peer-reviewed content to increase student success and completion, reduce costs for students and more. Open Textbook Initiatives are highlighted from five Oregon institutions of higher education. Specifics of the George Fox University Open Textbook Initiative are shared along with student savings totals for the pilot initiative that took place during the Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 academic year.


Faithful Educators: Evangelism In Public Schools, Gary Sehorn Mar 2017

Faithful Educators: Evangelism In Public Schools, Gary Sehorn

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Evangelicals serving in public schools share a religious mandate with fellow Evangelicals to spread the gospel. That mandate must coexist with role-based professional obligations to students, staff, and the school community. In this paper, evangelizing in public schools by teachers and administrators is explored with emphasis given to evangelistic instincts rooted in religious socialization. Christian educators generally seek to offer a Christian witness within the boundaries of the law and there is evidence that most Evangelical educators avoid overt proselytizing, however counterexamples are plentiful. An analytical frame is proposed that describes common approaches to evangelism in public schools and points ...


From Ad Hoc To Intentional: One Department’S Online Journey, Jennie A. Harrop, Carol Hutchinson, Michelle Shelton Feb 2017

From Ad Hoc To Intentional: One Department’S Online Journey, Jennie A. Harrop, Carol Hutchinson, Michelle Shelton

Faculty Publications - Department of Professional Studies

When George Fox’s Department of Professional Studies offered four online courses in the summer of 2010, the faculty did not know what would come of the experiment. Six years later, the department now offers more than 25 online classes per semester, including one online major, and the program is growing. The majority of DPS students juggle families and full-time work in addition to school, and increasingly students are seeking the convenience of online offerings for both required major and general education courses. With eight regular faculty members, more than 40 adjunct faculty members, and roughly 300 adult degree-completion students ...


An Open Textbook Initiative & Library Textbook Affordability Program, Robin M. Ashford Feb 2017

An Open Textbook Initiative & Library Textbook Affordability Program, Robin M. Ashford

Faculty Publications - George Fox University Libraries

Through an internal grant, George Fox University embarked on a Textbook Affordability Program, joining the Open Textbook Network and incentivizing faculty to consider adopting open textbooks for their courses. In the 2016-17 school year, this program saved George Fox University students over $118,000.


When Conflict Crosses Cultural Lines: How Culture Informs Conflict, Joel Perez Phd, David M. Johnstone Edd Jan 2017

When Conflict Crosses Cultural Lines: How Culture Informs Conflict, Joel Perez Phd, David M. Johnstone Edd

Staff Publications - Student Life

Diverse cultural experience provides tremendous educational value. At the same time, it presents the possibility for increased misunderstanding and conflict. While conflict can happen with students of the same background, cross-cultural dynamics tend to add complexities to tension. Using a tool such as the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory, we have helped college student leaders build stronger teams, with a better and deeper ability to navigate, mediate and mitigate conflict among their leadership teams and peers.


Review Of Rah's "Prophetic Lament: A Call For Justice In Troubled Times", David M. Johnstone Jan 2017

Review Of Rah's "Prophetic Lament: A Call For Justice In Troubled Times", David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

No abstract provided.


Examining Pinterest As A Curriculum Resource For Negative Integers: An Initial Investigation, Joshua T. Hertel, Nicole Enzinger Jan 2017

Examining Pinterest As A Curriculum Resource For Negative Integers: An Initial Investigation, Joshua T. Hertel, Nicole Enzinger

Faculty Publications - School of Education

This paper reports an investigation of mathematical resources available on the social media site Pinterest. Pinterest is an online bulletin board where users create visual bookmarks called pins in order to share digital content (e.g., webpages, images, videos). Although recent surveys have shown that Pinterest is a popular reference for teachers, understanding of the mathematical resources available on the site is lacking. To take initial steps in investigating the curriculum resources provided by Pinterest, we used keyword searches to gather a database of pins related to the topic of negative integers. A content analysis was conducted on the pins ...


Critical-Thinking Skills Of First-Year Athletic Training Students Enrolled In Professional Programs, Dana K. Bates Jan 2017

Critical-Thinking Skills Of First-Year Athletic Training Students Enrolled In Professional Programs, Dana K. Bates

Faculty Publications - Department of Health and Human Performance

Context: The Examination of Professional Degree Level document presented to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Directors states that research in athletic training education has not investigated differences in the critical-thinking skills of professional athletic training students.

Objective: Investigate the differences in critical thinking and other demographic variables across first-year athletic training students enrolled in professional bachelor’s- and master’s-degree programs.

Design: Quantitative study.

Setting: District 10 athletic training programs.

Patients or Other Participants: Students (N ¼ 40) enrolled within their first 6 months of a professional athletic training program were asked to complete the California Critical Thinking ...


Wertheimer's "Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion In An Age Of Intolerance" (Book Review), Gary Sehorn Dr. Jan 2017

Wertheimer's "Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion In An Age Of Intolerance" (Book Review), Gary Sehorn Dr.

Faculty Publications - School of Education

A review of:

Linda K. Wertheimer

Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance

Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2015 pb 211pp ISBN 978-0-8070-8616-2


Preservice Teachers’ Algebraic Reasoning And Symbol Use On A Multistep Fraction Word Problem, Amanda Miller, Jennifer Tobias, Elif Safak, J. Vince Kirwan, Nicole Enzinger, Megan Wickstrom, Jae Baek Jan 2017

Preservice Teachers’ Algebraic Reasoning And Symbol Use On A Multistep Fraction Word Problem, Amanda Miller, Jennifer Tobias, Elif Safak, J. Vince Kirwan, Nicole Enzinger, Megan Wickstrom, Jae Baek

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Previous research on preservice teachers’ understanding of fractions and algebra has focused on one or the other. To extend this research, we examined 85 undergraduate elementary education majors and middle school mathematics education majors’ solutions and solution paths (i.e., the ways or methods in which preservice teachers solve word problems) when combining fractions with algebra on a multistep word problem. In this article, we identify and describe common strategy clusters and approaches present in the preservice teachers’ written work. Our results indicate that preservice teachers’ understanding of algebra include arithmetic methods, proportions, and is related to their understanding of ...