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The Needs For Interdisciplinary Collaborations For Preparing Future Fashion Technocrats, Deepika Raj, Jung Ha-Brookshire Nov 2015

The Needs For Interdisciplinary Collaborations For Preparing Future Fashion Technocrats, Deepika Raj, Jung Ha-Brookshire

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As many new startups and well-established companies are coming up with WT products, there is a need for employees trained from interdisciplinary fields to satisfy the unique work demands of such firms. New technologies, such as WT and 3D printing, can play a huge role in the fashion industry. Therefore, to prepare students for these work requirements, curricula in fashion-related schools and universities will have to be updated. However, there is a huge gap in the literature to understand the interactions between apparel designers and technology engineers. To address this issue, the objectives of this research were to explore: (a ...


A University And Community Partnership For Enhancing Rural Business Performance And Sustainability: The Iowa Retail Initiative, Linda S. Niehm, Jessica L. Hurst, Hui Tan Nov 2015

A University And Community Partnership For Enhancing Rural Business Performance And Sustainability: The Iowa Retail Initiative, Linda S. Niehm, Jessica L. Hurst, Hui Tan

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Rural communities and businesses are in need of fresh approaches aimed at enhancing business and community growth, entrepreneurship, resilient response to change, and sustainability. To address the need for a more coordinated approach to rural retail business assistance, we proposed and received significant funding for a university-community partnership model called the Iowa Retail Initiative (IRI). The IRI unites university researchers, faculty, Extension professionals, students, and community partners to fulfill the university’s land grant vision of combining science, technology, and creativity to improve the quality of life in Iowa by creating thriving rural communities.


The Market Day Simulation: Collaboration Through Experience, Courtney Cothren, Kirsteen Buchanan, Monica Mcmurry Nov 2015

The Market Day Simulation: Collaboration Through Experience, Courtney Cothren, Kirsteen Buchanan, Monica Mcmurry

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Today’s graduates need skills that transcend traditional job descriptions combining interpersonal skills and the abilities to build relationships with business partners. A key component of many job advertisements are that the applicant be “a team player.” Our Market Day project gives students needed experiences that imitate the partnerships they will build in their future career endeavors.


Embedding Socially Responsible Practices Within And Across The Curriculum: Where We Have Been And What's Next—An Esrap Panel, Connie Ulasewicz Nov 2015

Embedding Socially Responsible Practices Within And Across The Curriculum: Where We Have Been And What's Next—An Esrap Panel, Connie Ulasewicz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Businesses (ESRAB) was founded in 1999 with the emphasis on increasing awareness and impact of the research and teaching of faculty engaged with social responsibility topics. Our session began with an overview of ESRAB’s 15 year history, highlighting how it’s members led numerous special sessions that convened faculty and graduate students from over 90 colleges and universities around the globe. Panel members highlighted how their fellow faculty members and graduate students engage with ESRAB’s initiatives and share a passion about social responsibility issues in our industry, and a desire to help create ...


Making Connections: Linking Course Concepts With Industry Practices Through Pinterest, Michelle L. Childs, Jennifer Yurchisin Nov 2015

Making Connections: Linking Course Concepts With Industry Practices Through Pinterest, Michelle L. Childs, Jennifer Yurchisin

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In a foundational consumer behavior in fashion class, using Fowler’s (2013) procedure as a guideline, the project was implemented by first assigning students into groups and were instructed to create a group board on Pinterest, where only their group members and the instructor could view and have access to (a.k.a. a secret board on Pinterest). A Pinterest board, similar to a bulletin board, is a medium where students can create a collage by importing various images from anywhere online. In this project, the purpose of using the Pinterest board was to provide an outlet where students could ...


Visual Reflections For Visual Merchandising, Ashley Hasty Nov 2015

Visual Reflections For Visual Merchandising, Ashley Hasty

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Reflection activities are generally regarded as an essential part of service-learning. Reflection activities can take many forms, the most traditional of which is to write thoughts about an experience, sometimes in response to prompts. For a visual merchandising class, it can be difficult to understand reflections referencing a visual display that does not accompany the written reflection. VoiceThread is a tool that allows students to share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files, and videos. Students in my visual merchandising class completed a window display, uploaded an image of the completed display, and recorded reflections (responses to a list of ...


Utilizing University-Based Enterprise To Foster Industry-Academia Collaboration In The Field Of Product Development, Mun-Young Kim, Hyun-Jin Cho, Eunah Yoh Nov 2015

Utilizing University-Based Enterprise To Foster Industry-Academia Collaboration In The Field Of Product Development, Mun-Young Kim, Hyun-Jin Cho, Eunah Yoh

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

University-based enterprise (UBE) system has been adopted and implemented in diverse fields focusing on practice-based learning. The aim of the presentation is to introduce the UBE system integrated into product development course and active collaborations with regional government and other companies to enhance students’ practical abilities. Presented are the UBE system and two cases utilizing the system for product development education.


Color-Coding Rubrics For Increased Effectiveness, Sherry Schofield Nov 2015

Color-Coding Rubrics For Increased Effectiveness, Sherry Schofield

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The goal of this exploratory study was to investigate if color coding the scores on an evaluation rubric had any effects on 1) the students’ perceptions of the rubric, and 2) their performance on self-assessments. Although the use of a color-coding system on rubrics has been used previously, primarily for K-12 students, the system used a different color for each concept or component of the rubric, rather than using color as a visual cue for student performance.


Road Trip! A Guide To Four-Wheeled Fun, Aleks Ivanisevic, Stephanie Breen Jul 2015

Road Trip! A Guide To Four-Wheeled Fun, Aleks Ivanisevic, Stephanie Breen

Ethos

Sure, taking a long drive alone can be relaxing, but being alone on a full-length road trip can push you to insanity. When planning a road trip, it’s a good idea to go with your friends. Be selective in who you choose to travel with. Make sure you get along with everyone for the most part because you will be in a confined space for an extended amount of time. Road tripping with friends makes for better company and better memories. So, gather your squad, and get your show on the road!


Guide To Cheap Living: Living On A College Budget Without Selling A Kidney, Rachel Vipond, Renae Meines, Riley Eleveth May 2015

Guide To Cheap Living: Living On A College Budget Without Selling A Kidney, Rachel Vipond, Renae Meines, Riley Eleveth

Ethos

Between textbooks, tuition, ramen and the electric bill, college students don’t have a whole lot of spare change lying around. Let’s face it: we’re broke. Whether you’re digging between your car’s seat cushions to come up with this month’s rent or checking your banking app obsessively, money is probably on your mind. Though the word “cheap” is generally associated with poorly made products and people who reuse Ziploc bags, when done right, cheap habits can save you time and leave you with some extra pocket cash.


Quick Cash, Matt Wettengel, Jordan Welch, Kait Mckinney May 2015

Quick Cash, Matt Wettengel, Jordan Welch, Kait Mckinney

Ethos

It’s mid-spring semester: That Christmas cash is long gone, bills are still due and spring break is on the horizon. Some major decisions lie ahead, and sorting the crumbs from the change at the bottom of the couch won’t cut it anymore. Should you eat or hit the bars? Or sacrifice both and save that money?


Raise The Bar, Matt Wettengel, Briana Wengert, Kait Mckinney May 2015

Raise The Bar, Matt Wettengel, Briana Wengert, Kait Mckinney

Ethos

They’re a staple of any college town, and in Ames some are notorious for being a little less than sanitary. Current standards in Iowa require inspections of most bars only once every two years, despite recent closings due to roach infestations and repeated violations.


Student Debt, Mindi Price, Nguyet Bui, David Derong May 2015

Student Debt, Mindi Price, Nguyet Bui, David Derong

Ethos

On January 25, President Barack Obama presented the world with his State of the Union address, informing Americans what his national plans and priorities would be for the next four years. And once the topic turned to college affordability, he made a statement that piqued the interest of university students and faculty. “Let me put colleges and universities on notice: If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down,” Obama said. “Higher education can’t be a luxury – it is an economic imperative that every family in America should be able ...


Beyond Tenured: Analysis Of The Influence Of Department Chair Role Conflict, Stress, Job Satisfaction And Their Likelihood To Serve For Another Term, Agustina Veny Purnamasari Jan 2015

Beyond Tenured: Analysis Of The Influence Of Department Chair Role Conflict, Stress, Job Satisfaction And Their Likelihood To Serve For Another Term, Agustina Veny Purnamasari

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the influence of job stress, role conflict, and job satisfaction on department chairs’ likelihood to serve for another term. Analyzing factors that affect department chairs’ decisions to serve for another term is important. The results of this analysis not only revealed the struggles faced by the department chairs, but they also provided university central administrators with the feedback to address the department chairs’ needs and to attract faculty members for this middle manager position.

The participants of this study were the department chairs of seventy land grant universities, specifically those who serve in the fields of agriculture ...


Technology Integration: What's Your Next Step, Amy C. Hutchison Jan 2015

Technology Integration: What's Your Next Step, Amy C. Hutchison

Education Publications

Technology integration continues to be an important educational topic. This importance is evidenced by the inclusion of digital technology in the Common Core State Standards, the continuing research on achievement gaps that exist for online reading ability based on income inequality (Leu, Forzani, Rhoads, Maykel, Kennedy, & Timbrell, 2014), the way that digital technology is increasingly a part of the way that children learn to read and write, and the way that digital technology is part of the literacy practices the children see modeled in their homes (Beschorner & Hutchison, 2013). The integration of digital technology is especially relevant and important for ...


The Relevance Of Academic Hospitality: An Investigation Of International Higher Education Students' Evaluation Of Quality Of Life In The U.S., Yi Luo Jan 2015

The Relevance Of Academic Hospitality: An Investigation Of International Higher Education Students' Evaluation Of Quality Of Life In The U.S., Yi Luo

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was conducted to investigate the quality of life among international students in higher education institutes in the United States and the factors that influence their lives. Four aspects were employed to explore non-academic life, including housing; food and beverage; transportation; and social activities. An online survey sent to Iowa State University international students was used in data collection. Linear regression analysis was used to test the relationships between each of the four factors and international students' quality of life. The results indicated that housing, transportation, and social activities have significant impact on international students' quality of life, whereas ...