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Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila Dec 2015

Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila

Honors Projects and Posters

"This exploratory project is undertaken in relation to President Leath’s ISU 4U Promise, a new university-school partnership intended to promote college access for youth historically excluded from higher education. It uses the idea of scholarly engagement, which emphasizes moving theory to practice in collaboration with the communities who have potential to benefit. My work in this project allowed me time in classrooms of the ISU 4U Promise partnering elementary schools, King and Moulton. Drawing on research about engagement and academic success among English Language Learners (ELLs) and working with teachers, I experimented with identified strategies. Over a semester, I ...


Teaching English As A Second Language, Kristen Ahlers Dec 2015

Teaching English As A Second Language, Kristen Ahlers

Honors Projects and Posters

For my honors project, I prepared and taught lessons for adult language learners for the Level 1–2 English Class at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames, IA. I initially intended to develop materials, such as flashcards and games, to be used along with my lessons to teach English to adult language learners; after teaching a few class sessions, though, I shifted my focus. I realized that developing effective teaching strategies was more important for the students I had than creating materials. As I continued to teach, a strategy I found effective was to prepare lessons with activities that could be ...


The No Child Left Behind Era And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Amanda Malin Dec 2015

The No Child Left Behind Era And Teacher Job Satisfaction, Amanda Malin

Honors Projects and Posters

Media coverage and anecdotal evidence suggests that teacher job satisfaction has declined since the introduction of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Does the data support this common narrative? By utilizing archival data, job satisfaction rates before and after the implementation of NCLB can be analyzed, and the legislation’s effects on elementary and secondary teachers can be compared to determine whether job satisfaction has actually decreased, and if this change has affected elementary or secondary teachers more. Previously collected, large-scale, nationally representative random survey results were analyzed to determine how overall rates of teacher job satisfaction has changed in the ...


Using The Itaa Meta-Goals For Outcomes Assessment And Program Improvement., Barbara Frazier Nov 2015

Using The Itaa Meta-Goals For Outcomes Assessment And Program Improvement., Barbara Frazier

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this special session was to share best practices in using the ITAA meta-goals to develop student learning outcomes for assessment and program improvement. The desired outcomes of this session were to 1) identify forces behind the assessment movement in higher education, 2) discuss the importance of faculty involvement in assessment, 3) identify characteristics of effective learning outcomes, 4) share various approaches to using the ITAA meta-goals in program assessment, and 5) engage session participants in a discussion on assessment in textile and apparel programs.


Knowing Your Value For Academic Career Negotiations, Alyssa Dana Adomaitis, Diana Saiki, Sherry Schofield, Eulanda Sanders, Rachel Eike, Beth Myers Nov 2015

Knowing Your Value For Academic Career Negotiations, Alyssa Dana Adomaitis, Diana Saiki, Sherry Schofield, Eulanda Sanders, Rachel Eike, Beth Myers

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Academic positions are highly competitive and rare in the field of Apparel and Textiles, especially in comparison to other disciplines such as science, engineering, and English. Negotiating for that position can be an overwhelming, yet an exciting part, of the application process. Many academicians, particularly women, have a difficult time knowing, communicating, and negotiating their respective personal value for a competitive salary, benefits, and start-up package that is commensurate to their research, industry and teaching experiences (Kjeldal, Rindfleish, & Sheridan, 2005; Wade, 2001). It is challenging to tactfully assure adequate compensation and positive perceptions related to the value of one’s professional work ...


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.


Apparel And Textiles Education: A Case For Rural-Urban Interface, Alyssa Adomaitis, Diana Saiki Nov 2015

Apparel And Textiles Education: A Case For Rural-Urban Interface, Alyssa Adomaitis, Diana Saiki

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this study was to explore the understanding of these social learning and interaction concepts in AT curriculum (Saiki & Adomaitis, 2014) among students in different regions of the United States. The main research questions were: (1) Will students from two regions (rural and urban) have different definitions of (a) fast fashion and (b) apparel quality? (2)If there are rural and urban differences, how are the definitions different? The topic is significant because understanding how the demographics of students in AT programs can assist instructors in addressing student learning needs. It can also guide instructors in working with ...


Global Competence And Sustainability In The Apparel And Textile Curriculum, Kim Hahn, Yoon Jin Ma, Qiong Tao Nov 2015

Global Competence And Sustainability In The Apparel And Textile Curriculum, Kim Hahn, Yoon Jin Ma, Qiong Tao

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

n response to the changing global climate and the growing ethnic and cultural diversity in the U.S., there is a widely recognized need to add a global and cultural competency dimension to our educational programs. In addition to global learning, sustainability focused education has increased in importance since the UN’s declaration of education for sustainable development (Connell & Kozar, 2012). However, despite the need for such educational opportunities, few studies have examined the current curriculum to determine if these two critical issues have been addressed. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine the current apparel and textile ...


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.


Criteria Decision Matrix Applied To Pedagogy: A Pilot Study For Fashion Art Studio, Adriana Gorea, Katya Roelse Nov 2015

Criteria Decision Matrix Applied To Pedagogy: A Pilot Study For Fashion Art Studio, Adriana Gorea, Katya Roelse

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Two different instructors with substantial fashion industry experiences worked together in Spring 2014 to re-design the syllabus of the Fashion Art Studio, a required foundation course for fashion merchandising major. The aim was to eliminate projects and class work that were purely art based and did not have a current fashion merchandising industry application while still fulfilling the same course learning goals. A sustainability approach was also thought out for re-purposing the physical outcome of the assignments and having most of them feed into another project or ending into a portfolio page. The purpose of this paper is to present ...


Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Online Clothing And Textile Courses, Genna Reeves-Dearmond, Jennifer Mower, Keith Nishida Nov 2015

Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Online Clothing And Textile Courses, Genna Reeves-Dearmond, Jennifer Mower, Keith Nishida

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An exploratory evaluation of ITAA proceedings from the past five years indicates that there have been limited studies regarding practices and assignments in online clothing and textile (CT) courses. It is important to continue assessment of online education in the CT discipline because the most recent “Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States” report indicates that 31.1% of college students are enrolled in an online course with a 10% or more increase in enrollment each year since 2002 (Allen & Seaman, 2013). The purpose of this research was to obtain perceptions and evaluations regarding CT online courses. In ...


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 ...


Managing Your Academic Career, Lynn M. Boorady Nov 2015

Managing Your Academic Career, Lynn M. Boorady

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The session started with each of the panelists talking a bit about their background and how they became department chairs then the floor was opened for questions so that the interests of the group drove the session. The participants included graduate students, an adjunct and both full time tenured and tenure track professionals.


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.


Leadership In Academia Workshop Summary, Lynn M. Boorady Nov 2015

Leadership In Academia Workshop Summary, Lynn M. Boorady

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This workshop, led by Catherine A. Allen (co-founder of Reboot Partners, LLC and Chairman and CEO, The Santa Fe Group), offered participants the chance to create their own vision of what they want in their life and to develop a strategic plan on accomplishing their goals.


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.


The Effectiveness Of An Online Community Of Practice As An Intervention For Childhood Obesity, Casey Deboer Apr 2015

The Effectiveness Of An Online Community Of Practice As An Intervention For Childhood Obesity, Casey Deboer

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

A significant portion of the children in the United States do not reach the recommended amount of physical activity (PA) each day. Childhood obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are associated with a cycle of deficits to physical and psychological health that continue throughout the lifetime. Schools are ideal locations for improvement, and implementing programs that include PA in the classroom is one promising solution; however, teachers are not provided with adequate support to apply this strategy. It is imperative that effective ways to increase teachers’ inclinations to incorporate PA be found. The purpose of this research was to examine the ...


Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila Apr 2015

Exploring Strategy Effectiveness For English Language Learners Through Scholarly Engagement, Lauren Perila

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

This exploratory project is undertaken in relation to President Leath’s ISU 4U Promise, a new universityschool partnership intended to promote college access for youth historically excluded from higher education. It uses the idea of scholarly engagement, which emphasizes moving theory to practice in collaboration with the communities who have potential to benefit. This project was conducted in classrooms of the Iowa State University 4U Promise partnering elementary schools, King and Moulton. Drawing on research about engagement and academic success among English Language Learners (ELLs) and working with teachers, several identified strategies were tested. Over a semester, 5 hours a ...


Chinese Esl Learners' Pragmatic Competence In The Usage Of Genuine Compliments, Ironic Compliments, And Ironic Insults, Jessica Sparr Apr 2015

Chinese Esl Learners' Pragmatic Competence In The Usage Of Genuine Compliments, Ironic Compliments, And Ironic Insults, Jessica Sparr

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

This study examined the pragmatic competency of Chinese ESL learners’ with genuine compliments, ironic compliments, and ironic insults. A genuine compliment is praise framed positively (e.g., "Good job!") while an ironic compliment is one framed negatively (e.g., "Lousy job!"). An ironic insult is an insult framed positively so that it resembles a compliment [e.g., saying "Good job" when it was lousy]). Subjects rated nine scenarios with these three types of speech acts according to (1) how insulted the complimentee is likely to be, (2) what impact the compliment/insult might have on the complimentercomplimentee relationship, (3) what ...


Conference Program, Lauren Fretz Thompson, Alliance For The Arts In Research Universities Jan 2015

Conference Program, Lauren Fretz Thompson, Alliance For The Arts In Research Universities

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

PULSE: Creative Collaborations for Cities in Flux brings together over 100 students from across the country who want to explore creative transdisciplinary collaboration as a means to help create the city of the future. By some estimates, in 2030, 81% of the world population will live in cities. This future outlook begs a series of questions that are of paramount interest to a wide range of modern day thinkers as it will impact future generations.