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Voices Of The Lived Experiences Of Alumni Who Completed An Undergraduate Leadership Program In A Small Liberal Arts College, William Joseph Soesbe Iii Jan 2012

Voices Of The Lived Experiences Of Alumni Who Completed An Undergraduate Leadership Program In A Small Liberal Arts College, William Joseph Soesbe Iii

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of alumni who completed an undergraduate leadership program. Specifically, graduates from a private liberal arts institution located in the Midwest who completed a leadership education program are highlighted and served as the focus for the study. The main purpose of the qualitative study was to learn about the lived experiences of alumni who participated in and graduated from a leadership program. A phenomenological case study approach framed the study and semi-structured interviews were predominately used to collect data. The overarching research question was, "What are the lived experiences of alumni who participated in ...


Conceptualizing Latina/O Philanthropy In Higher Education: A Study Of Latina/O Undergraduate Alumni From A Predominantly White Jesuit Institution, José Angel Cabrales Jan 2011

Conceptualizing Latina/O Philanthropy In Higher Education: A Study Of Latina/O Undergraduate Alumni From A Predominantly White Jesuit Institution, José Angel Cabrales

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

There has been a growing body of research on Latina/o undergraduate students, primarily in the areas of access and retention, yet there is limited research on Latina/o baccalaureate alumni and their post-graduation institutional engagement. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore and understand how Latina/o alumni define their roles as alumni, interact with their alma mater, and give to the institution. Using Yosso's (2005) Community Cultural Wealth model as a guiding framework for this study, four themes emerged which highlights the different ways Latina/o alumni approach giving: Latina/o alumni as university ambassadors ...


Employer Attitudes And Perceptions Of Job Preparedness Of Recent Iowa State University Horticulture Graduates, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Michael Reinert Jan 2009

Employer Attitudes And Perceptions Of Job Preparedness Of Recent Iowa State University Horticulture Graduates, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Michael Reinert

Horticulture Publications

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the attitudes and perceptions of employers who have recently hired Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Horticulture graduates in regard to the graduates' preparedness when entering the workforce and their abilities to complete job responsibilities. A 70-question survey instrument was distributed electronically to 107 employers who hired ISU Department of Horticulture students who graduated from spring semester 2004 through summer session 2007. A majority of the survey questions was directly related to expected learner outcomes from the undergraduate curriculum. These outcomes related to abilities in professional skills (19 questions) and general horticulture ...


Curriculum Evaluation: An Outcomes Assessment Of The Department Of Horticulture At Iowa State University, Elizabeth Duncan, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Cynthia L. Haynes, Levon Esters Jan 2008

Curriculum Evaluation: An Outcomes Assessment Of The Department Of Horticulture At Iowa State University, Elizabeth Duncan, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Cynthia L. Haynes, Levon Esters

Horticulture Publications

The Iowa State University undergraduate horticulture program has been nationally ranked as one of the best in the nation. Regular and systematic outcomes assessment is one means to evaluate the program for purposes of sustaining this level of excellence. The purpose of this study was to conduct a survey of horticulture graduates to determine preparedness when entering the workforce, departmental effectiveness, and to evaluate how well graduates met departmental learner outcomes. A 59-question survey instrument was distributed electronically to a proportional sample of 221 horticulture alumni who graduated between 2000 and 2006. The response rate was 47%. Results showed that ...