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A Study Of Institutional Change: Faculty Reactions To A Change From A Quarter To A Semester Calendar , Shirley C. Karas Jan 1983

A Study Of Institutional Change: Faculty Reactions To A Change From A Quarter To A Semester Calendar , Shirley C. Karas

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study represents the first phase of a projected five-year institutional research project at Iowa State University. It was designed to assess the change in stated faculty perceptions of the learning environment under quarter and semester calendars along with changes in perception of calendar transition and general academic environment between spring 1981 and spring 1982. ISU shifted from a quarter to semester program in fall 1981;Faculty involvement in decisions on shifts in the calendar was emphasized in a summary of calendar changes since the late 1800s and a chronology of events taking place just prior to the change and ...


Comparison Of Student Perceptions Of The Learning Environment During An Academic Calendar Change , David Spaulding Kelley Jan 1983

Comparison Of Student Perceptions Of The Learning Environment During An Academic Calendar Change , David Spaulding Kelley

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This is the second phase of a longitudinal research project to determine the effects on the learning environment of the change from a quarter system to a semester system form of academic calendar at Iowa State University. The null hypotheses for this part of the project were: (1) There will be no change in the student's perception of the learning environment between Year 1 (quarter system) and Year 2 (semester system). (2) The degree of change as reflected by difference scores will not be related to the independent variables studied. (3) Within subgroups of the selected variables, there will ...


An Investigation Of The Academic Performance Of Student-Athletes Playing Football At Iowa State University , Debra L. Stuart Jan 1983

An Investigation Of The Academic Performance Of Student-Athletes Playing Football At Iowa State University , Debra L. Stuart

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the assumption that intercollegiate student-athletes are poor students with weak academic preparation and performance. Scholarship student-athletes entering Iowa State University in 1977 through 1980 to play football were matched to non-athletes by entry date, race, and major. Hypotheses were tested for significant differences (p (LESSTHEQ) .05) in the areas of (1) academic preparation (high school rank, high grade-point average, semesters of high school mathematics, ACT score, Minnesota Scholastic Aptitude Test Score, and Mathematics Placement Examination scores), (2) academic performance after two years of college (grade-point average, credit hours, English grade, and courses ...