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The Cartographic Network: Re-Imagining University Learning Environments Through The Methodology Of Immersive Cartography, David Rousell Dec 2015

The Cartographic Network: Re-Imagining University Learning Environments Through The Methodology Of Immersive Cartography, David Rousell

David Rousell

This paper presents a discussion of the methodology, theory and key findings from an arts-based inquiry into academic learning environments entitled Cubic Reflections. The Cubic Reflections project involved a series of twelve site-specific cubes that were installed within the outdoor environments of a university campus in regional Australia. The cubes were designed to form a network of objects that reflected the aesthetic and ecological dimensions of the university’s learning environments. Students and staff were invited to both activate and build on this network by mapping and reflecting on their own movements within and between the twelve installations. This paper ...


Assessing Research Data Management Practices Of Faculty At Carnegie Mellon University, Steve Van Tuyl, Gabrielle Michalek Dec 2015

Assessing Research Data Management Practices Of Faculty At Carnegie Mellon University, Steve Van Tuyl, Gabrielle Michalek

Gabrielle Michalek

INTRODUCTION Recent changes to requirements for research data management by federal granting agencies
and by other funding institutions have resulted in the emergence of institutional support for these requirements.
At CMU, we sought to formalize assessment of research data management practices of researchers at the
institution by launching a faculty survey and conducting a number of interviews with researchers. METHODS
We submitted a survey on research data management practices to a sample of faculty including questions
about data production, documentation, management, and sharing practices. The survey was coupled with
in-depth interviews with a subset of faculty. We also make estimates ...


Comments Of The University Of Massachusetts Amherst Scholarly Communication Department, Re: Docket Iid Ed-2015-Os-0105 Open Licensing Requirement For Direct Grant Programs, Marilyn Billings, Laura Quilter, Charlotte Roh, Jeremy L. Smith Dec 2015

Comments Of The University Of Massachusetts Amherst Scholarly Communication Department, Re: Docket Iid Ed-2015-Os-0105 Open Licensing Requirement For Direct Grant Programs, Marilyn Billings, Laura Quilter, Charlotte Roh, Jeremy L. Smith

Laura Quilter

We write in support of the Secretary’s proposal to require that “all Department grantees awarded direct competitive grant funds openly license to the public all copyrightable intellectual property created with Department grant funds.”  Unfortunately, the commercial evolution of the scholarly journal market has not fully exploited the possibilities of open access content. Scholarly publishers still use bargaining leverage on publication to exert monopoly control over federally- funded publications, rather than, for instance, building services on and around open content. This has hampered the development of the market for these resources, and consequently, even works that are technically publicly available ...


The Party’S Over: Sustaining Support Programs When The Funding Is Done, John Gardner, Pat Pyke, Cheryl Schrader, Janet M. Callahan, Amy Moll Dec 2015

The Party’S Over: Sustaining Support Programs When The Funding Is Done, John Gardner, Pat Pyke, Cheryl Schrader, Janet M. Callahan, Amy Moll

John Gardner

In the lifecycle of an engineering education grant, the phase where best practices are sustained and disseminated is perhaps the most crucial stage for maximizing impact. Yet this transition phase often receives the least attention as project team enthusiasm can wane, while funding tapers off, and faculty priorities are pulled in other directions. There are numerous obstacles associated with sustaining program changes, even those perceived as very valuable. Typical challenges are: What happens when the funding runs out? What grant-developed programs should be sustained by the university? Does the institution need to internally allocate resources in an annual budget large ...


Real-World Industry Collaboration Within A Mechatronics Class, Vidya Nandikolla, Susan Shadle, Patricia Pyke, John Gardner, Robert Grover, Suhas Pharkute Dec 2015

Real-World Industry Collaboration Within A Mechatronics Class, Vidya Nandikolla, Susan Shadle, Patricia Pyke, John Gardner, Robert Grover, Suhas Pharkute

John Gardner

This paper describes the implementation and assessment of an innovative senior/graduate level mechatronics (robotics) module that integrated structured and unstructured learning experiences, in collaboration with an industry partner. With real-world constraints and expectations, students designed and delivered a product as the final project. In fall 2007, the corporate partner provided state-of-the-art, programmable robotic kits with a user-friendly programming environment. The assigned project was to design a biomedical robot to work in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) to perform tasks such as transporting supplies or delivering paperwork. Students with diverse skills and majors were grouped in ten teams, two ...


Sedentary Behavior And Related Factors Among Full-Time, University Faculty, Mary Keenan, Anna Greer Dec 2015

Sedentary Behavior And Related Factors Among Full-Time, University Faculty, Mary Keenan, Anna Greer

Anna E. Greer

Purpose - Sedentary behavior, independent of physical activity, is a risk factor for both morbidity and mortality. Little is known about factors related to sedentary behavior. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between sedentary behavior and the demographic characteristics, perceived physical activity (PA) environment, and PA behaviors of 72 full-Time, university faculty members. Design/methodology/approach - For this cross-sectional study, data were collected online using Survey Monkey®. Findings - Participants spent an average of 473 and 328 minutes/weekend day in sedentary activity. There was a positive correlation between minutes spent in vigorous PA and minutes spent sedentary ...


Blogging And Microblogging For Enhancing The Research Accessibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim Dec 2015

Blogging And Microblogging For Enhancing The Research Accessibility, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Scholarly blogs and Microblogs such as Twitter are increasingly attracting attention as new channels of science communication. Blogs and microblogging services like Twitter get your research seen by more non-academics than your peer reviewed papers will ever be. The importance of this is not to be dismissed. Blogs and microblogs are vital tools for academics to publicly communicate about research developments and findings. Academics can also gain feedback from other peers, as well as expand their networks and enhance research visibility. This presentation will provide guidelines on blogs and microblogs as tools for increasing the article visibility and citations. Increased ...


Identifying Inviolable Behavioral Norms Of Campus Housing And Residence Life Professionals, Amy S. Hirschy, Maureen E. Wilson, John M. Braxton Dec 2015

Identifying Inviolable Behavioral Norms Of Campus Housing And Residence Life Professionals, Amy S. Hirschy, Maureen E. Wilson, John M. Braxton

Higher Education and Student Affairs Faculty Publications

Housing and residence life (HRL) administrators who lack knowledge about accepted professional behaviors risk violating normative boundaries, likely jeopardizing themselves or their clients (e.g., students, parents, colleagues). The purpose of this survey study was to understand if a normative structure exists for the administrative role performance of HRL professionals. Findings revealed six inviolable norms, some of which differ by personal and professional characteristics of HRL professionals. The authors offer recommendations to guide practice and research.


Stepping Out With The Fop: Literacies Of Embodiment And Becoming In Youth Drama, Treavor Bogard Dec 2015

Stepping Out With The Fop: Literacies Of Embodiment And Becoming In Youth Drama, Treavor Bogard

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

Drawing upon perspectives of New Literacy Studies, characterization and gender performativity, this interpretive case study used Multimodal Inter(Action) Analysis and ethnographic methods to examine how a queer youth, Michael, embodied the fop character type as he acted in a youth theatre troupe. The study examines Michael’s embodiment of the fop as a composition process in drama that evoked discourses of queer masculinity and the performativity of selves becoming. Embodied composing of characterizations in the troupe, and specifically the fop, were multimodal designs that intertwined with Michael’s self-cultivation and self-efficacy as a queer youth.


The Confluence Of Stem Education And Language Learning: Curriculum Integration To Benefit Language Learners, Christian Joseph Engelbret Dec 2015

The Confluence Of Stem Education And Language Learning: Curriculum Integration To Benefit Language Learners, Christian Joseph Engelbret

School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations

The number of elementary STEM schools has risen dramatically in the last decade. The national government has identified goals for preparing learners for the workforce in the STEM areas, while also decreasing the achievement gap between white students and their non-white peers. This research paper seeks to answer three central questions: 1) How can these various STEM disciplines be integrated in an effective and meaningful manner to improve both academic language and content area knowledge of English Learners? 2) What lesson design format best prepares teachers to implement a project-based or integrated curriculum? 3) How can partnerships between higher education ...


2015 Highlander Vol 100 No 6 December 2, 2015 Dec 2015

2015 Highlander Vol 100 No 6 December 2, 2015

Highlander - Regis University's Student-Written Newspaper

Regis University Student Newspaper


Meeting Minutes, Wku Council On Academic Deans Dec 2015

Meeting Minutes, Wku Council On Academic Deans

Council of Academic Deans

Meeting regarding awards, student retention, textbooks, educational equipment, tenure, promotion and general education.


Christmas At Andrews: Join Us As We Celebrate The Season Dec 2015

Christmas At Andrews: Join Us As We Celebrate The Season

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

Andrews University Christmas 2015 events.


Redefining The Core Competencies Of Future Healthcare Executives Under Healthcare Reform, Dianne B. Love, M. Femi Ayadi Dec 2015

Redefining The Core Competencies Of Future Healthcare Executives Under Healthcare Reform, Dianne B. Love, M. Femi Ayadi

Administrative Issues Journal

As the healthcare industry has evolved over the years, so too has the administration of healthcare organizations. The signing into law of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought additional changes to the healthcare industry that will require changes to the healthcare administration curriculum. The movement toward a vertically integrated delivery system for healthcare has demanded that healthcare executives have a new set of skills and competencies. These competencies include management skills across hospitals, ancillary providers, physician practices, ambulatory settings, as well as skills in risk management and quality. Healthcare organizations can transform healthcare delivery through the ...


Toward A More Scientifically Literate Public, Michael Bass Dec 2015

Toward A More Scientifically Literate Public, Michael Bass

UCF Forum

As a society we do a terrible job of educating our children to become scientifically literate. Sure, we have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs throughout the country, and with some justification we can brag about the successes of students that are in or who have graduated from such learning experiences.


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Dec 2015

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Georgia Southern to host Dr. Steve Perry for annual MLK Celebration


Relationship Between First-Generation College Students' Expectations For Experiences With Faculty Members And Students' Success After The First Year, Christina D. Nelson Dec 2015

Relationship Between First-Generation College Students' Expectations For Experiences With Faculty Members And Students' Success After The First Year, Christina D. Nelson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

As the landscape of higher education changes to allow increased access for first-generation college students (FGS), emerging research should take into account the unique nature of this at-risk population of students (Aspelmeier, Love, McGill, Elliott, & Pierce, 2012). These students tend to be less prepared for the rigors of college coursework (Horn & Bobbitt, 2000; Strayhorn, 2006; Thayer, 2000) and may lack appropriate expectations (Pascarella, Pierson, Wolniak, & Terenzini, 2004). In particular, FGS may struggle with understanding the importance of creating and maintaining relationships with faculty (Cotten & Wilson, 2006; Davis, 2010).

In order to discover any correlation between expectations for experiences with faculty and student success, as measured by cumulative first-year grade point average (GPA) and persistence to the second year of college, this study utilized Astin's Inputs-Environment-Outcomes (I-E-O) model. Astin's I-E-O model outlines the relationship between inputs, environment, and ...


Representational Politics In Video Game Media – Gender In Pokémon, Glenn R. Miller Dec 2015

Representational Politics In Video Game Media – Gender In Pokémon, Glenn R. Miller

Senior Projects

The Pokémon franchise is a global powerhouse however it lacks representation that is necessary for the variety of races, sexualities, genders, and sexes that inhabit the countries where the games are released. These are fleshed out with the analysis of the works of Anne Fausto-Sterling, Jack Judith Halberstam, Judith Butler, and a critical analysis of the releases and features of the Pokémon games. An observance on representation is also conducted.


National Learning And Teaching Resource Audit And Classification Final Report, Philip Hider, Barney Dalgarno, Sue Bennett, Ying-Hsang Liu, Carole Gerts, Carla Daws, Barbara Spiller, Pru Mitchell, Robert Parkes, Raylee Macaulay Dec 2015

National Learning And Teaching Resource Audit And Classification Final Report, Philip Hider, Barney Dalgarno, Sue Bennett, Ying-Hsang Liu, Carole Gerts, Carla Daws, Barbara Spiller, Pru Mitchell, Robert Parkes, Raylee Macaulay

Information Management

The Australian Office for Learning and Teaching's (OLT) research repository is used to disseminate the results of higher education research. This is the final report of a project that investigated how the resources in the research repository should be described and indexed so that they could be accessed more effectively. The project team ascertained which attributes of the resources needed to be described and how they should be described, developed a metadata schema, selected and/or created appropriate indexing vocabularies and reindexed the resources.


12-2015 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services Dec 2015

12-2015 Newsletter, Minnesota State University, Mankato. Library Services

Library Services Newsletters

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Library Services Newsletter for December 2015.


Anna Rice Honors Portfolio, Anna Grace Rice Dec 2015

Anna Rice Honors Portfolio, Anna Grace Rice

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Anna Rice's honors portfolio captured in December 2015.


Tatiana Soboleva Honors Portfolio, Tatiana Soboleva Dec 2015

Tatiana Soboleva Honors Portfolio, Tatiana Soboleva

Honors Capstone Portfolios

Tatiana Soboleva's honors portfolio captured in December 2015.


2015 Self-Study Report, Kettering University Dec 2015

2015 Self-Study Report, Kettering University

ACBSP 2015

Self-Study for Department of Business, written in response to Revision F, May 2013, of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Standards and Criteria for Demonstrating Excellence in Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Schools and Programs


Critical Affects: Laughter As Inquiry In First-Year Writing Courses, Nicholas James Learned Dec 2015

Critical Affects: Laughter As Inquiry In First-Year Writing Courses, Nicholas James Learned

Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

CRITICAL AFFECTS: LAUGHTER AS INQUIRY IN FIRST-YEAR WRITING COURSES

by

Nicholas J. Learned

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2015

Under the Supervision of Professor Dennis Lynch

In this dissertation, I work to rethink our current approaches to teaching critical thinking and writing in attempt to collapse the distance between the critical/rhetorical methods we teach in Rhetoric and Composition and the ways students interact rhetorically in their everyday lives. I am prompted to this line of inquiry by a problem I note in both theory and practice: the critical methods we teach in our writing courses rarely translate to real-world ...


The Value Of An Onsite Residency Experience For Online Mba Programs, Paul Christ, Paul Arsenault, Jack Gault Dec 2015

The Value Of An Onsite Residency Experience For Online Mba Programs, Paul Christ, Paul Arsenault, Jack Gault

Marketing

The number of institutions of higher education offering MBA programs entirely online has expanded dramatically. While such educational options offer advantages for students who cannot easily attend in-class courses, online programs do present a number of challenges for MBA programs including concerns related to assessment, institutional engagement and adequately addressing important business issues such as innovation. To address the challenges presented when delivering programs through distance education methods, many business programs require online students attend one or more on-site “residency” sessions. This paper focuses on one approach to conducting a residency.


Implementing Literacy Strategies And Activities To Help Math Students In Geometry, Amanda Cappelli Dec 2015

Implementing Literacy Strategies And Activities To Help Math Students In Geometry, Amanda Cappelli

Education Masters

This study examines how literacy strategies and activates help math students learn geometry concepts and solve problems. Three literacy activities were implemented in a 10th grade geometry classroom, and three students of different math abilities were interviewed. Student work was also analyzed and presented as part of the findings. The data collected revealed the following three themes: the helpfulness of literacy strategies differs for high and low achieving students, using visual representations led to more successful problem solving, and content area vocabulary was essential to know for achievement. The results from this study suggest that math teachers need to ...


The Effects Of Explicit Code-Switching Instruction On Student Writing Performance For Students Who Speak Non-Standard Forms Of English, Jeffrey R. Allen Dec 2015

The Effects Of Explicit Code-Switching Instruction On Student Writing Performance For Students Who Speak Non-Standard Forms Of English, Jeffrey R. Allen

Education Masters

This research project began by asking how explicit code-switching instruction would impact the writing performance of non-standard English speaking students. Participants included twelve sixth grade students and twelve teachers. The data collected was teacher interviews, anecdotal notes, writing samples, teacher questionnaires, student work samples, and audio recorded code-switching practice sessions. Findings revealed that students were not able to translate their knowledge of and proficiency with oral code-switching and dialect variance to written code-switching. In addition, James Prep’s implementation of code-switching pedagogy is not adequate. The data implied that without valuing the home languages of students and building a culture ...


Literature Circles And Their Improvement Of Comprehension, Lauren Coccia Dec 2015

Literature Circles And Their Improvement Of Comprehension, Lauren Coccia

Education Masters

Literature circles are an ideal reading instructional method when it comes to holding students accountable for their own understanding of literature. The research question asked in this study was, “How do literature circles improve comprehension?” Research was collected on six primary leveled students at Freedom Charter School (pseudonym) in Western New York. Through a questionnaire, pre and post-assessments, student work, and field notes, there was a noticeable increase in comprehension of the chosen text within this study once literature circle sessions came to a conclusion. Teachers must be thoughtful when it comes to choosing literature used in literature circles, constructing ...


An Examination Of Race And Sexuality Perspectives Of High-School Students Through Narrative Writing, Anthony Benson Dec 2015

An Examination Of Race And Sexuality Perspectives Of High-School Students Through Narrative Writing, Anthony Benson

Education Masters

This study asked the question: how does narrative writing reflect students’ personal experiences with race and sexuality? Students expressed their underlying opinions of both groups by writing a short story involving characters created using their personal experiences. With minimal guidance, students drafted their characters, wrote their story and responded to interview questions related to the personal experiences behind their creations. Also, students were exposed to different perspectives and tasked with creating new characters after reflection. Students with fewer interactions relied on media portrayals, which reinforced stereotypes. Exposure to different perspectives was not completely successful, as they lacked the real life ...


The Role Of Adaptive Capacity On The Subjective Career Success Of Former D-I African-American Male Athletes: A Mixed-Method Study, Leon Antonio Jackson Dec 2015

The Role Of Adaptive Capacity On The Subjective Career Success Of Former D-I African-American Male Athletes: A Mixed-Method Study, Leon Antonio Jackson

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

African-American male student-athletes who played a revenue-generating sport enter the labor market having relatively poor social networks, low grade point averages, few marketable skills outside of sports, restricted work experiences, and marginal subject matter knowledge; most of which are the result of their participation in sports (Singer, 2008). Therefore making the transition more difficult than even the average African-American male (Edwards, 1980). The purpose of this study was to: (1) Determine the factors that predict subjective career success for former D-I African-American male athletes who played a revenue-generating sport, and (2) Explore how former D-I African-American male athletes, who played ...