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Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, February 25, 2019 Feb 2019

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, February 25, 2019

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on February 25, 2019.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, January 28, 2019 Jan 2019

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, January 28, 2019

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on January 28, 2019.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, December 10, 2018 Dec 2018

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, December 10, 2018

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on December 10, 2018.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, November 5, 2018 Nov 2018

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, November 5, 2018

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on November 5, 2018.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, October 8, 2018 Oct 2018

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, October 8, 2018

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on October 8, 2018.


The Learning Loss Effect In Genetics: What Ideas Do Students Retain Or Lose After Instruction?, Amber Todd, William L. Romine Oct 2018

The Learning Loss Effect In Genetics: What Ideas Do Students Retain Or Lose After Instruction?, Amber Todd, William L. Romine

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

Modern genetics is a relatively new domain, but it is increasingly important for students to have a firm grasp on the content, because genetic technologies are becoming more commonplace. In a previous study, we used the Learning Progression-based Assessment of Modern Genetics to assess high school students’ knowledge of genetics concepts after an intensive inquiry-based genetics instructional period. Given that this type of intensive inquiry-based instruction is unique, we are now investigating how students’ knowledge of genetics changes after instruction (i.e., learning loss effect). Using a six-measure longitudinal design, we found that students retained significant gains in five of ...


Learner-Centered Design: Is Sage On The Stage Obsolete?, Sheri Stover, Sharon Heilmann, Amelia Hubbard Oct 2018

Learner-Centered Design: Is Sage On The Stage Obsolete?, Sheri Stover, Sharon Heilmann, Amelia Hubbard

Sociology & Anthropology Faculty Publications

This quantitative research study examined one instructor’s redesign of her introductory Anthropology course (N = 265) from Teacher-Centered (TC) to Learning-Centered (LC) and the resulting impact on her students’ perceptions of Teaching Presence (TP), Social Presence-Interaction(SP-I), Social Presence-Participation (SP-P), Cognitive Presence (CP), and Satisfaction (SAT). Using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) survey (Swan et al., 2008) in a face-to-face classroom environment; results indicated that implementing a LC classroom compared to a TC classroom was found to have a significantly positive impact on students’ perceptions of TP (p= .021), SP-I (p< .001), SP-P (p< .001), CP (p= 00 2), and SAT (p= .022). Multiple regression results indicated that TP, SP-I-, and SP-P were able to predict 42% of students’ level of satisfaction score with TP having the highest level of prediction (β=.37). Preliminary evidence suggests that instructors who implement LC teaching methodologies can have a positive impact on TP, SP-I, SP-P, CP, and SAT.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, September 10, 2018 Sep 2018

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, September 10, 2018

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on September 10, 2018.


Networks Identify Productive Forum Discussions, Adrienne L. Traxler, A. Gavrin, Rebecca Lindell Sep 2018

Networks Identify Productive Forum Discussions, Adrienne L. Traxler, A. Gavrin, Rebecca Lindell

Physics Faculty Publications

Discussion forums provide a channel for students to engage with peers and course material outside of class, accessible even to commuter and nontraditional populations. Forums can build classroom community and aid learning, but students do not always take up these tools. We use network analysis to compare three semesters of forum logs from an introductory calculus-based physics course. The networks show dense structures of collaboration that differ significantly between semesters, even though aggregate participation statistics remain steady. After characterizing network structure for each semester, we correlate students’ centrality—a numeric measure of network position—with final course grade. Finally, we ...


Western Bias In Art, Sally A. Struthers Aug 2018

Western Bias In Art, Sally A. Struthers

Art and Art History Faculty Publications

Presentation given at the Dayton Art Institute on the Western Bias in Art.


Surviving And Thriving At A University In The United Kingdom, Roxanne S. Duvivier, Gina Oswald, Lindsey Steller, Kate Bumhoffer Jul 2018

Surviving And Thriving At A University In The United Kingdom, Roxanne S. Duvivier, Gina Oswald, Lindsey Steller, Kate Bumhoffer

Human Services Faculty Publications

While considerable research on college student surviving and thriving has been conducted in the United States, fewer studies exist that examine these phenomenon multinationally. This mixed methods study, conducted at a large multi-campus university in the United Kingdom, examines factors purported to contribute to college student retention and engagement in a British context. Data were collected and analysed in the five theme categories of belonging, student support services, academic engagement, decision-making and resilience. Significant differences were found in student engagement by metropolitan vs. suburban campus, and in levels of engagement in academic and student life by gender.


Item-Level Gender Fairness In The Force And Motion Conceptual Evaluation And The Conceptual Survey Of Electricity And Magnetism, Rachel Henderson, Paul Miller, John Stewart, Adrienne L. Traxler, Rebecca Lindell Jul 2018

Item-Level Gender Fairness In The Force And Motion Conceptual Evaluation And The Conceptual Survey Of Electricity And Magnetism, Rachel Henderson, Paul Miller, John Stewart, Adrienne L. Traxler, Rebecca Lindell

Physics Faculty Publications

Gender gaps on the most widely used conceptual inventories created by physics education researchers have been extensively studied. Most of the research exploring the consistent gender gaps has been performed at the student level using the total evaluation score; less research has been performed examining these assessments at the item level and this research has been predominately restricted to the Force Concept Inventory (FCI). Many studies have identified subsets of FCI items as unfair to either men or women. An item is fair if men and women of equal ability in conceptual physics score equally on the item. This study ...


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, April 16, 2018 Apr 2018

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, April 16, 2018

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on April 16, 2018.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, March 19, 2018 Mar 2018

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, March 19, 2018

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on March 19, 2018.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, February 19, 2018 Feb 2018

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, February 19, 2018

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on February 19, 2018.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, January 22, 2018 Jan 2018

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, January 22, 2018

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on January 22, 2018.


Big Data And The Commoditization Of Analytics: Engaging First-Year Business Students With Analytics, Amir Hassan Zadeh, Shu Schiller, Kevin Duffy, Jonathan Williams Jan 2018

Big Data And The Commoditization Of Analytics: Engaging First-Year Business Students With Analytics, Amir Hassan Zadeh, Shu Schiller, Kevin Duffy, Jonathan Williams

ISSCM Faculty Publications

The age of data analytics requires "data scientists” across a wide range of business disciplines with deep knowledge of how to manage and analyse vast amounts of data to support decision-making. As a result, new analytical tools are being taught in the Management Information Systems (MIS) or business analytics (BA) programs to foster students’ development of this critical competency. Three waves of analytics tools are considered froman experiential perspective including how tointroduce analytics to first-year business students using an advanced data analytics software package with multiple techniques and data flow interface. SAS Enterprise Miner is used to teachtechnical topics and ...


Gender Fairness Within The Force Concept Inventory, Adrienne L. Traxler, Rachel Henderson, John Stewart, Gay Stewart, Alexis Papak, Rebecca Lindell Jan 2018

Gender Fairness Within The Force Concept Inventory, Adrienne L. Traxler, Rachel Henderson, John Stewart, Gay Stewart, Alexis Papak, Rebecca Lindell

Physics Faculty Publications

Research on the test structure of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) has largely ignored gender, and research on FCI gender effects (often reported as “gender gaps”) has seldom interrogated the structure of the test. These rarely crossed streams of research leave open the possibility that the FCI may not be structurally valid across genders, particularly since many reported results come from calculus-based courses where 75% or more of the students are men. We examine the FCI considering both psychometrics and gender disaggregation (while acknowledging this as a binary simplification), and find several problematic questions whose removal decreases the apparent gender ...


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, December 11, 2017 Dec 2017

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, December 11, 2017

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on December 11, 2017.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, November 13, 2017 Nov 2017

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, November 13, 2017

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on November 13, 2017.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, October 9, 2017 Oct 2017

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, October 9, 2017

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on October 9, 2017.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, September 11, 2017 Sep 2017

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, September 11, 2017

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on September 11, 2017.


Exploring The Gender Gap In The Conceptual Survey Of Electricity And Magnetism, Rachel Henderson, Gay Stewart, John Stewart, Lynnette Michaluk, Adrienne L. Traxler Jul 2017

Exploring The Gender Gap In The Conceptual Survey Of Electricity And Magnetism, Rachel Henderson, Gay Stewart, John Stewart, Lynnette Michaluk, Adrienne L. Traxler

Physics Faculty Publications

The “gender gap” on various physics conceptual evaluations has been extensively studied. Men’s average pretest scores on the Force Concept Inventory and Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation are 13% higher than women’s, and post-test scores are on average 12% higher than women’s. This study analyzed the gender differences within the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM) in which the gender gap has been less well studied and is less consistent. In the current study, data collected from 1407 students (77% men, 23% women) in a calculus-based physics course over ten semesters showed that male students outperformed ...


Panel: Teaching And Research Directions For Business And Mis Programs, Keng L. Siau, Stacie Petter, Shu Schiller, Jacquelyn Ulmer Jun 2017

Panel: Teaching And Research Directions For Business And Mis Programs, Keng L. Siau, Stacie Petter, Shu Schiller, Jacquelyn Ulmer

ISSCM Faculty Publications

The topic of this panel is “Teaching and Research Directions for Business and MIS Programs”. Higher education in the US is transforming and evolving rapidly. Declining state budget for public schools means that tuition fees may have to be correspondingly increase. The state funding is down by around 40% compared to fiscal 1980. In fact, it is headed for zero! The cost of higher education has surged more than 500% since 1985. Rising costs of higher education means Americans owe nearly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. The average class of 2016 graduate has about $37k in student loan ...


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, April 17, 2017 Apr 2017

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, April 17, 2017

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on April 17, 2017.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, March 20, 2017 Mar 2017

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, March 20, 2017

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on March 20, 2017.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, February 20, 2017 Feb 2017

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, February 20, 2017

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on February 20, 2017.


Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, January 23, 2017 Jan 2017

Faculty Senate Agenda And Minutes, January 23, 2017

Faculty Senate Minutes and Agendas

Agenda and minutes from the Wright State University Faculty Senate Meeting held on January 23, 2017. Note: agenda is dated January 23, 2016.


Panel: Teaching To Increase Diversity And Equity In Stem, Helen H. Hu, Douglas Blank, Albert Chan, Travis E. Doom Jan 2017

Panel: Teaching To Increase Diversity And Equity In Stem, Helen H. Hu, Douglas Blank, Albert Chan, Travis E. Doom

Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Publications

TIDES (Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM) is a three-year initiative to transform colleges and universities by changing what STEM faculty, especially CS instructors, are doing in the classroom to encourage the success of their students, particularly those that have been traditionally underrepresented in computer science.Each of the twenty projects selected proposed new inter-disciplinary curricula and adopted culturally sensitive pedagogies, with an eye towards departmental and institutional change. The four panelists will each speak about their TIDES projects, which all involved educating faculty about cultural competency. Three of the panelists infused introductory CS courses with applications from ...


Service Animals In Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator And Family Perspectives Of A Working Service Animal In An Elementary Classroom, Jenna Falldorf Jan 2017

Service Animals In Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator And Family Perspectives Of A Working Service Animal In An Elementary Classroom, Jenna Falldorf

The University Honors Program

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 by President Bush. Although the ADA includes laws about public access rights for people with disabilities and their service animals, many schools are reluctant to have service animals (that are partnered with children with disabilities) included in early childhood classrooms. Teachers that have had experience with working animals in their elementary classrooms have reported many benefits, not only for the student with a disability, but for the other students in the classroom as well. Research on dogs in classrooms has shown potential social, behavioral, and academic improvements in ...