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Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-12:30pm, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-12:30pm, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-9am, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-9am, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-4pm, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

Western Michigan University Commencement Exercises-4pm, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Reaffirming Our Values, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

Reaffirming Our Values, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

On Saturday, more than 1,800 of our students will graduate from Western Michigan University. Each of them will celebrate their individual achievements, and as a University, we will celebrate the success of the diverse academic community we have built.


Fall Open House Welcome, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

Fall Open House Welcome, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Transfer Student Orientation, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

Transfer Student Orientation, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Globalization On Access For Individuals With Disabilities, Katherine Williamson Dec 2015

The Impact Of Globalization On Access For Individuals With Disabilities, Katherine Williamson

Honors Theses

This comparative ethnomethodology study is focused on the global context elements that help explain public policies and its consequences on types of access available to individuals with disabilities in the United States Midwest and West Africa. The goal of this study is to identify the role of individuals with disabilities in a global society by answering two research questions. First, what are the public policies in place for physical, social, and educational access in the United States Midwest and West Africa? Second, how is physical, social, and educational access being provided in the United States Midwest and West Africa? The ...


Betty Kocher Luncheon, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

Betty Kocher Luncheon, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Gigapan Education, Marissa Morgan Dec 2015

Gigapan Education, Marissa Morgan

Honors Theses

Secondary-school students and teachers need a safe, secure website where they can experience the life of their peers around the world through GigaPan panoramic images. Using a simple point and shoot camera, students can create deep-zoomable panoramas called GigaPans. A Ruby on Rails website was created to provide a location and interface for sharing and discussing these GigaPan panoramas between students and teachers across the globe. By sharing experiences and culture through this technology, the website aims to create a community of technologically and culturally aware young people.


Wmu Board Of Trustees Formal Session December 8, 2015, Wmu Board Of Trustees Dec 2015

Wmu Board Of Trustees Formal Session December 8, 2015, Wmu Board Of Trustees

WMU Board of Trustees Meetings

Minutes of the WMU Board of Trustees meeting include appendices:

  • Apartment Rates
  • Office Space Sharing Agreement
  • Faculty Senate Executive Board
  • Western Student Association
  • Tribute to Betty Kocher's Service
  • Secretary to the Board of Trustees


Make-A-Difference Awards, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

Make-A-Difference Awards, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Western News, Dec. 3, 2015, Western Michigan University Dec 2015

Western News, Dec. 3, 2015, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-2018)

Story highlights: NeoVent duo wins new innovation prize; Input sought campuswide for strategic plan update; holiday greeting from John and Linda Dunn; On Campus with Linda Dillon.


25-Year Club, John M. Dunn Dec 2015

25-Year Club, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


College Of Arts And Sciences E-News Issue 32: December 2015, College Of Arts And Sciences Dec 2015

College Of Arts And Sciences E-News Issue 32: December 2015, College Of Arts And Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences news

  • Making a Difference for Students Pursuing Careers
  • Geosciences Rock Hounds Chip Off 50 Years in Fall Anniversary Fete
  • Macfarlane Receives 2015 Floyd S. Chalmers Award
  • Physics Professor Named APS Fellow
  • Fulbright student awards go to WMU alumni, doctoral candidate
  • New Editor-in-Chief for The Laureate
  • Students Kick Off Model UN in Preparation for National Spring Event
  • Anthropology Receives Field School Scholarships


Geosciences Newsletter - 2015, Department Of Geosciences Dec 2015

Geosciences Newsletter - 2015, Department Of Geosciences

Geological and Environmental Sciences News

Vol. 8, No. 1

The department of Geosciences 50th anniversary issue.


Enewsletter - December 2015, College Of Education And Human Development Dec 2015

Enewsletter - December 2015, College Of Education And Human Development

College of Education and Human Development News

  • Two CEHD Faculty Members Recognized for Research
  • Assistant Professor has Journal Article Published
  • Family Studies Student Wins WMU Study Abroad Photo Contest
  • Sport Management Student Completes Internship of a Lifetime
  • Associate Professor Invited as University of Nebraska’s Featured Guest
  • Three Faculty Members Have Manuscript Accepted for Publication by National Journal






Connections, Issue 8, College Of Health And Human Services Dec 2015

Connections, Issue 8, College Of Health And Human Services

College of Health and Human Services Newsletter

  • Office of Student Engagement and Success open for business
  • WMU professors receive award from American Occupational Therapy Association
  • WMU physician assistant students win state Quiz Bowl Championship  Research and funding hit mid-year stride
  • Inducting the CHHS Outstanding Alumni Academy, Class of 2015
  • Ulster University visits Center for Disability Services


Redefining Significance: Experiences Of Humanities Faculty Engaged In Undergraduate Research, Susan Mendoza Dec 2015

Redefining Significance: Experiences Of Humanities Faculty Engaged In Undergraduate Research, Susan Mendoza

Dissertations

Programs that actively engage students in research and scholarship are the touchstone for integrating undergraduate education with authentic scholarly inquiry. Recent empirical studies demonstrate that undergraduate research experiences (URE) are related to increased student learning and development, increased levels of retention, increased enrollment in graduate school, and increased understanding of research as a vocation and profession. However, these seminal studies focus on URE in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. Although there are some studies that explore undergraduate research in the social sciences and humanities, the accepted models and best practices of undergraduate research are entrenched in the ...


Comparing Online And Traditional Interview Techniques: A Qualitative Study Of The Experiences Of Researchers And Participants In The Malaysian Context, Diyana Kamarudin Dec 2015

Comparing Online And Traditional Interview Techniques: A Qualitative Study Of The Experiences Of Researchers And Participants In The Malaysian Context, Diyana Kamarudin

Dissertations

The study employed an innovative simulation of interview conditions using both face-to-face and online techniques that facilitated both emic and etic perspectives. The dissertation utilized both micro and a macro levels of study. At the micro level, 10 researcher participants interviewed 30 parent participants utilizing two different interview techniques: online face-to-face interviews via Skype, and traditional face-to-face interview. The interviews focused on parental mediation on children’s television habits. At the macro level the researcher coordinated the study and conducted interviews with the researcher participants, after they completed their own interviews in the simulation. Both online and face-to-face interviews were ...


Retention Of Community College Students In Online Courses, Sarah Krajewski Dec 2015

Retention Of Community College Students In Online Courses, Sarah Krajewski

Dissertations

The issue of attrition in online courses at higher learning institutions remains a high priority in the United States. A recent rapid growth of online courses at community colleges has been instigated by student demand, as they meet the time constraints many nontraditional community college students have as a result of the need to work and care for dependents. Failure in an online course can cause students to become frustrated with the college experience, financially burdened, or to even give up and leave college. Attrition could be avoided by proper guidance of who is best suited for online courses. This ...


Cto Updates - December 2015, Office Of Information Technology Dec 2015

Cto Updates - December 2015, Office Of Information Technology

CIO Updates

  • Make a difference
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Dunbar tailgate
  • PRTG
  • Remind.com
  • Research support
  • Remembering John Racine
  • Did you know?


An Exploration Of Strategic Planning Perspectives And Processes Within Community Colleges Identified As Being Distinctive In Their Strategic Planning Practices, Lisa J. Augustyniak Dec 2015

An Exploration Of Strategic Planning Perspectives And Processes Within Community Colleges Identified As Being Distinctive In Their Strategic Planning Practices, Lisa J. Augustyniak

Dissertations

Community college leaders face unprecedented change, and some have begun reexamining their institutional strategic planning processes. Yet, studies in higher education strategic planning spend little time examining how community colleges formulate their strategic plans. This mixed-method qualitative study used an expert sampling method to identify three AQIP-accredited community colleges in one Midwestern state that were viewed as leaders in strategic planning. Using their AQIP Systems Portfolios and interviews with their senior leadership, this study examined these colleges’ strategic planning perspectives (i.e., the “point of view” that an organization has chosen to use as a basis for formulating their strategic ...


Closing The Loop: A Study Of How The National Survey Of Student Engagement (Nsse) Is Used For Decision-Making And Planning In Student Affairs, Jennifer Lee Mccaul Dec 2015

Closing The Loop: A Study Of How The National Survey Of Student Engagement (Nsse) Is Used For Decision-Making And Planning In Student Affairs, Jennifer Lee Mccaul

Dissertations

“Closing the loop” is a commonly used phrase in discussing cyclical processes, such as the area of outcomes assessment in higher education. Increased interest in accountability and a shift in accreditation focus have necessitated that higher education institutions are closing the assessment loop and creating a culture of evidence to demonstrate that programs and services are having the intended impact, and using resources effectively. That culture includes both academic and co-curricular elements of the student experience. This research examined if, and to what extent, student affairs administrators use the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)—one of the most prominent ...


From Networked Learning To Operational Practice: Constructing And Transferring Superintendent Knowledge In A Regional Instructional Rounds Network, Timothy J. Travis Dec 2015

From Networked Learning To Operational Practice: Constructing And Transferring Superintendent Knowledge In A Regional Instructional Rounds Network, Timothy J. Travis

Dissertations

Instructional rounds are an emerging network structure with processes and protocols designed to develop superintendents’ knowledge and skills in leading large-scale improvement, to enable superintendents to build an infrastructure that supports the work of improvement, to assist superintendents in distributing leadership throughout their district, and to develop a cadre of educational leaders focused on developing their practice (Rallis, Tedder, Lachman, & Elmore, 2006). In a platform-learning model, learning in a superintendents’ network can be viewed as occurring both individually and collectively on an external platform outside each individual school district (Schulz & Geithner, 2010). In this phenomenological study, I explored and described ...


A Partnership Between A Midwest Community College And The Highly Regulated Power Production Industry: A Case Study Regarding The Development Of An Energy Production Technology Program, Kenneth W. Flowers Dec 2015

A Partnership Between A Midwest Community College And The Highly Regulated Power Production Industry: A Case Study Regarding The Development Of An Energy Production Technology Program, Kenneth W. Flowers

Dissertations

With nearly every industry predicting severe employee shortages, the available worker pipeline, including the employed, may need to upgrade their skills. In addition, the number of jobs available will soon exceed the number of available workers, even if all the workers were skilled. This study investigated the perceptions held by key individuals within the energy industry regarding an Energy Production Technology degree program developed at one Midwest community college to help address worker pipeline issues in the energy industry.

This study discovered a void within present literature discussing the interaction between community colleges and the nuclear energy industry concerning the ...


Enterprise Risk Management (Erm) At U.S. Colleges And Universities: Administration Processes Regarding The Adoption, Implementation, And Integration Of Erm, Anne E. Lundquist Dec 2015

Enterprise Risk Management (Erm) At U.S. Colleges And Universities: Administration Processes Regarding The Adoption, Implementation, And Integration Of Erm, Anne E. Lundquist

Dissertations

The variety, type and volume of risks affecting higher education are numerous and the consequences for unmanaged risks and missed opportunities are more significant than ever before. In response, many institutions of higher education are adopting an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) approach. External factors, as well as institutional culture, play a role in the decision to adopt ERM, as well as the path of implementation. Because higher education has unique characteristics that differentiate it from other organizations, particularly a shared governance structure, the adoption and implementation decisions, and resulting ERM frameworks, have aspects that make them unique to the higher ...


Improving Evaluation In Nonprofit Organizations: A Study Of How Evaluation Requests For Proposals Are Developed, Responded To, And Fulfilled, Nakia S. Matthews Dec 2015

Improving Evaluation In Nonprofit Organizations: A Study Of How Evaluation Requests For Proposals Are Developed, Responded To, And Fulfilled, Nakia S. Matthews

Dissertations

It is often necessary for nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to formulate a Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure essential contracted services. This is most common when seeking the services of an external evaluator. Since most NPOs do not have internal evaluation staff, developing an appropriate RFP can be quite challenging. With limited literature and resources to guide NPOs on how to prepare RFPs, the process for procuring qualified evaluators can be even more daunting. This lack of resources and supports can lead to insufficient or incomplete RFPs, subsequently narrowing the pool of qualified potential bidders and reducing the extent to which ...


Perceptions Of Teacher Evaluation Systems At Cte Centers In Michigan, Michael A. Martel Dec 2015

Perceptions Of Teacher Evaluation Systems At Cte Centers In Michigan, Michael A. Martel

Dissertations

This study investigated Career and Technical Centers in Michigan and their teachers’ and principals’ perceptions of their teacher evaluation systems which include a student growth mandate. CTE center teachers and principals were asked to provide their perceptions on how well their teacher evaluation systems provide information to improve teaching and learning. Differences between teachers and principals were explored.

The study was quantitative in design using survey research to obtain perceptions of CTE center teachers and principals. The data collection tool utilized a Likert scale moving from strongly disagree to strongly agree. Open-ended questions provided system quality information from respondents. Demographic ...


(Re-)Dedication Of Heritage Hall 110-Year Anniversary, John M. Dunn Nov 2015

(Re-)Dedication Of Heritage Hall 110-Year Anniversary, John M. Dunn

WMU President John Dunn

No abstract provided.


Understanding Teachers’ Perspectives On Being Researched: A Case Study Of Two Writing Teachers, Ann D. David, Melody Zoch Nov 2015

Understanding Teachers’ Perspectives On Being Researched: A Case Study Of Two Writing Teachers, Ann D. David, Melody Zoch

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education

In this study, we were interested in understanding writing teachers’ perspectives on being participants in qualitative research. After conducting two independent case studies with one elementary school and one middle school writing teacher, the researchers brought the cases together to explore what it meant for the teachers to participate in research. Particularly, the researchers were interested in understanding how the teachers perceived research to influence their reflection and classroom practice. During retrospective interviews, they discussed how participating in research supported their reflective practice and the extent to which they valued a trusting relationship and philosophical alignment with the researcher. In ...