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Addressing Dissention, Limiting Bureaucracy, And Enhancing Learning Through Assessment Processes, Frederick Burrack, Ryan Chung, Shari Barrett Mar 2019

Addressing Dissention, Limiting Bureaucracy, And Enhancing Learning Through Assessment Processes, Frederick Burrack, Ryan Chung, Shari Barrett

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This panel is an open conversation around strategies that brings together curriculum and instruction, data on student learning, and assessment practices that can lead to program improvements to enhance curriculum, teaching, and learning, as well as expose misconceptions of assessment practice and how assessment leaders can contribute to, or hinder student success.


Perceptions Of Middle School Math And Language Arts Teachers On High-Stakes Testing Cultures In Public Schools, Robert Daniello May 2018

Perceptions Of Middle School Math And Language Arts Teachers On High-Stakes Testing Cultures In Public Schools, Robert Daniello

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Instruction in public schools today is highly prescribed to meet state standards, which, in turn, prepare students for success on standardized assessments. Teachers in language arts and mathematics are being held accountable for standardized assessment results in their end-of-year, summative evaluations. The development of curriculum and delivery of instruction is being impacted and, most specifically, revised and paced according to skills required to demonstrate levels of proficiency on standardized assessments. No Child Left Behind (2001) changed the game for teachers and started the mandate of placing teacher accountability and evaluation on high-stakes tests. However, it was difficult to place a ...


Unnormal Sisterhood: Girls Of Color Writing, Reading, Resisting, And Being Together, Grace D. Player Jan 2018

Unnormal Sisterhood: Girls Of Color Writing, Reading, Resisting, And Being Together, Grace D. Player

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This practitioner research (Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 2009) study explores how a multiracial inquiry group of girls of color mobilized their literacies in service of building solidarity with one another across nondominant differences (Lorde, 2007). The stories and theories of the eight girls in the group, which they named the Unnormal Sisterhood, are centralized in this dissertation in service of adding nuance to conversations about the needs, desires, and brilliance of girls of color. Informed by feminist of color epistemologies (e.g. Anzaldúa, 1983; Collins, 2000; Lorde, 2007), postpositive realist perspectives (Mohanty, 2000; Moya, 2000), sociocultural perspectives of literacy (e.g. Street, 1984), and culturally sustaining/responsive literacy pedagogies (e.g. Ladson Billings, 1995; Paris & Alim, 2017), this study inquires into how the writing practices of girls of color and the pedagogies that center them might provide a platform for the development of what I’ve theorized as “unnormal sisterhood,” a new form of sociality produced as girls of color work towards self and group definitions that honor their simultaneous differences and connectedness. Using ethnographic methods, I gathered data including ...


Best Laid Plans: How Community College Student Success Courses Work, Deryl K. Hatch, Naomi Mardock-Uman, Crystal E. Garcia, Mary Johnson Jan 2018

Best Laid Plans: How Community College Student Success Courses Work, Deryl K. Hatch, Naomi Mardock-Uman, Crystal E. Garcia, Mary Johnson

Faculty Publications in Educational Administration

Objective: Beyond understanding whether first-year student success interventions in community colleges are effective—for which there is mixed evidence in the literature—this study’s purpose was to uncover how they work to realize observed outcomes, including at times unanticipated undesirable outcomes.

Method: This qualitative multiple case study used cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) to unpack interactions and tensions among programmatic-level features and individual-level experiences and actions. We conducted classroom observation, document analysis, and interviews with instructors and students in four student success courses across diverse contexts.

Results: Regardless of particular designs and course emphases, we found in all cases ...


Homeschooling Parents' Perceptions Of Resources For Curriculu Development, Vance Tasker Bradford Jan 2018

Homeschooling Parents' Perceptions Of Resources For Curriculu Development, Vance Tasker Bradford

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Homeschooling families in the state of Texas face challenges when developing their children's learning curriculum as they attempt to address state mandates with only limited guidelines for developing effective curricula and evaluation strategies to measure student learning. The resulting problem is that homeschooling parents are left to develop their curricula with little guidance. The absence of such guidance may create undue pressure for both the homeschooling parent and their child, while simultaneously creating the possibility of limiting student achievement. The purpose of the project study was to explore the challenges parents face in developing their homeschool curriculum in the ...


A Very Adult Curriculum? How The New Bc Education Plan Reflects The Andragogical Commitments Of Adult Education, Ralf St. Clair Jan 2018

A Very Adult Curriculum? How The New Bc Education Plan Reflects The Andragogical Commitments Of Adult Education, Ralf St. Clair

Adult Education Research Conference

Analyzes the recently introduced BC K-12 Curriculum through the lens of andragogy to understand the extent to which the values of adult education have informed policy and practice. Bernstein's code theory is used to frame the discussion.


Summer Camp Professionals’ Positive Psychology Certification Program, Kenneth Schainman Aug 2017

Summer Camp Professionals’ Positive Psychology Certification Program, Kenneth Schainman

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

This Capstone provides the rationale and preliminary curriculum for a Summer Camp Professionals’ Positive Psychology Certification Program. One hundred and fifty years before the advent of positive psychology, summer camps were designed to teach children the art of flourishing (Paris, 2008). During that time, camps have organically developed techniques to foster positive emotion, engagement, positive relationships, meaning and accomplishment –fundamental building blocks of Martin Seligman’s (2011) PERMA model of wellbeing. As effective as camps are at promoting flourishing, however, they can become even more so by incorporating new insights and techniques from the field of positive psychology. The Camp ...


Facilitating Curriculum Change One Step At A Time, Joanna Mott Mar 2017

Facilitating Curriculum Change One Step At A Time, Joanna Mott

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Large departments provide additional challenges when leading change. Participants will learn strategies to thoughtfully move a department forward keeping transparency, respect for all and inclusiveness in mind and identifying, empowering and guiding department faculty leaders who are trusted by their peers.


Faculty Role In Curriculum Delivery At An International Branch Campus, Edith Pfeifer List Feb 2017

Faculty Role In Curriculum Delivery At An International Branch Campus, Edith Pfeifer List

Theses and Dissertations

Focusing on faculty and curriculum at international branch campuses (IBCs), this study uses a qualitative case study method to examine faculty role in and perception of curriculum delivery. Interviews and observations were conducted at a midwestern institution and it’s European IBC. The areas of investigation include faculty involvement in curricular decision making, modifications for curricular delivery at the course and program level, communication between campuses, perceived differences and similarities between campuses, and professional development opportunities through the institution. The aim of this study was to gain insights into the program-level curriculum and course decision-making and delivery at international branch ...


The 'Rules Of Engagement': The Ethical Dimension Of Doctoral Research, Christopher Berg Sep 2016

The 'Rules Of Engagement': The Ethical Dimension Of Doctoral Research, Christopher Berg

Journal of Research Initiatives

The pursuit of a doctorate is a rite of passage that requires a student to successfully navigate the transition from “student” to “scholar.” One area of practice, however, that is often marginalized is the role of ethics. Though there is no formal coursework in ethics, its importance cannot be understated. This essay examines the conceptual role of ethics in doctoral research as both an individual reflective essay as well as a broader discussion of ethics in general. The ethical dimension considered is broken down into eight principles or ethical research and practice in doctoral research. The “Eight Ethical Principles” will ...


Implementing State Initiatives In A Pk-1 Primary School: A Case Study Exploring Instructional Leadership, Jennifer Baldwin Sep 2016

Implementing State Initiatives In A Pk-1 Primary School: A Case Study Exploring Instructional Leadership, Jennifer Baldwin

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this mixed methods case study is to explore the practices that a principal has used to address the individual needs of students through instructional and cultural changes, which resulted in increased student achievement. Using Lambert’s (1998) Leadership Capacity Survey, the espoused beliefs of the principal are correlated to the teachers’ ratings of the principal’s performance. The findings indicate an overall emergent theme that the principal uses broad-based leadership and skillful participation to establish reciprocal trust among the staff by creating teacher leaders. An additional theme of the community’s principal illuminates the work the principal ...


On Shared Governance, Missed Opportunities, And Student Protests, Nancy B. Rapoport Sep 2016

On Shared Governance, Missed Opportunities, And Student Protests, Nancy B. Rapoport

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Examining The Application Of Experiential Learning Techniques Across Sport Management Programs, Elizabeth Sattler May 2016

Examining The Application Of Experiential Learning Techniques Across Sport Management Programs, Elizabeth Sattler

Theses and Dissertations

The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) has identified experiential learning projects as an integral element to be included in sport management curriculum (COSMA, 2016). However, often the experiential learning opportunities offered by sport management programs are limited to a required internship experience (Foster & Dollar, 2010). While internship programs have been widely accepted and implemented by sport management programs (Eagleman & McNary, 2010), there is little evidence of the implementation of other experiential learning practices within sport management programs. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to investigate the widespread application of experiential learning practices of sport management faculty.

Using Foster ...


Perceptions Of University Faculty Regarding Accreditation In A College Of Education, Sabrina Lewis Apr 2016

Perceptions Of University Faculty Regarding Accreditation In A College Of Education, Sabrina Lewis

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to examine tenured faculty perceptions of accreditation. This qualitative study utilized interviews and document analysis to gather the perspective of faculty in a college of education. While there are quantitative and qualitative studies that have addressed accreditation and faculty, the extant literature lacked the perceptions of faculty involved in the accreditation process. This qualitative study offers an in-depth analysis of the perceptions of faculty particularly tenured faculty in a college of education regarding accreditation.

The inclusion criteria for faculty were: experience in higher education for a minimum of 10 years, involved in curriculum development, and tenured ...


An Analysis Of A Middle School Curriculum: Through The Lens Of Personal Responsibility, Social Responsibility, And Social Justice, Kristen Ashley Clark Apr 2016

An Analysis Of A Middle School Curriculum: Through The Lens Of Personal Responsibility, Social Responsibility, And Social Justice, Kristen Ashley Clark

Theses and Dissertations

One of the fundamental goals of 21st century schools is for students to become independent thinkers through the use of comprehensive academic curriculum that merges academic and social skills to prepare students to compete and engage in an increasingly changing world. The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify the ways in which three of Schwab’s four functions, social responsibility, personal responsibility, and social justice, were embedded and measured within core academic curriculum. The study also examined how teachers perceived students’ behaviors as a result of a social justice mindset.

The study was conducted using a traditional qualitative ...


Gened Assessment Committee Agenda 04.01.16, Uno General Education Assessment Committee Apr 2016

Gened Assessment Committee Agenda 04.01.16, Uno General Education Assessment Committee

Student Learning

Discussion:

  • Essential pieces to make available to staff
    • Instructions on rubric
    • Other?
  • How to gather information from departments and what are best strategies?
  • Ideas for workshops/mini forum for staff teaching Gen Ed courses with the following:
    • Why Gen Ed
    • Understanding of assessment
    • Incorporating SLO’s in discussion on the syllabus for the courses they are teaching
    • Why Gen Ed courses are important to students
  • Develop more student involvement in understanding the General Education program. Ideas for orientation, presentation, power point, and other means.

Attached:

  • Power point presentation
  • General Education handout
  • Guideline


Oasa Email 03.29.16 (Gened Slos On Course Overviews), Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Mar 2016

Oasa Email 03.29.16 (Gened Slos On Course Overviews), Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

Email communication to faculty members teaching General Education courses.


Inter-Departmental Collaboration To Enhance Programs And Meet Community Needs, Gale B. Rice Phd.,Ccc-Slp, Mary Beth Ohlms M.Ed., Carmen Russell Phd.Ccc-Slp, Jamie Vandycke Phd. Mar 2016

Inter-Departmental Collaboration To Enhance Programs And Meet Community Needs, Gale B. Rice Phd.,Ccc-Slp, Mary Beth Ohlms M.Ed., Carmen Russell Phd.Ccc-Slp, Jamie Vandycke Phd.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This interactive session will describe how three academic departments shared their resources and expertise to enhance program quality by giving their students opportunities to collaborate with both faculty and students of different disciplines while meeting the needs of under-represented community groups in a camp context.


Oie Presentation Of Gened Assessment Model March 2016, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Mar 2016

Oie Presentation Of Gened Assessment Model March 2016, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Student Learning

This presentation discusses Common Learning Objectives, Clarifying Assessment Data, Survey Data Catalog, Math, and Writing.


Uno General Education Curriculum, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jan 2016

Uno General Education Curriculum, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

The faculty have adopted University General Education Requirements to ensure that each UNO graduate possesses certain academic skills, experiences the breadth of a liberal education, and develops an appreciation for the diversity that exists in the nation and world.


Uno Website Gened Committee Diversity Requirements, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jan 2016

Uno Website Gened Committee Diversity Requirements, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

A 21st century education requires exposure to cultures and institutions around the world, as well as within one's own society. This exposure is essential in order to promote intellectual flexibility, cultural understanding, and informed citizenship. UNO seeks to foster cultural understanding to assist our students in becoming responsible citizens in a diverse world.


Uno Website Gened Committee Curriculum Overview, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jan 2016

Uno Website Gened Committee Curriculum Overview, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

In addition to the requirements that may be set by each college, or those required for your major, students must also satisfy general education requirements.These requirements are effective beginning Fall semester 2011 for all UNO undergraduate programs. The requirements apply to all incoming first year and transfer students. Students enrolled in UNL-administered programs should contact their advisors to determine the applicable requirements.


Uno Website Oasa Educational Policy Advisory Committee, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jan 2016

Uno Website Oasa Educational Policy Advisory Committee, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

Educational Policy Advisory Committee (EPAC) serves as a campus-wide curriculum committee.

The EPAC advises the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs about most curricular activities. These activities include, but ore not limited to, proposals for new programs, courses, and major course revisions. EPAC review of proposed curricular changes tokes place subsequent to college, and deportment or school reviews.

Major revisions of existing courses include changes in level, credit hours, purpose and scope, content, or method of instruction. When submitting curriculum changes or new courses proposals, first examine the schedules for oil committees.


Uno Website Gened Committee Fundamental Academic Skills, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jan 2016

Uno Website Gened Committee Fundamental Academic Skills, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

Proficiency in reading, quantitative skills, and written/oral expression are essential for professional success and effective citizenship. The courses in fundamental academic skills are designed to provide the foundation for advanced academic study.


Why The American Superpower Has Mediocre Educational Rankings, Madeline R. Hays Jan 2016

Why The American Superpower Has Mediocre Educational Rankings, Madeline R. Hays

Undergraduate Research Posters

Although education holds implications for economic growth, scientific progress, and political participation, the United States remains on the lower end of educational quality compared to other industrial and first-world nations. Despite substantial efforts by the American government to mend this issue, reforms have yielded minimal improvement in results. Identifying the reasons for the declining nature of US education is essential in understanding how to improve the current academic state. Why has there been a decline in education quality in America compared to other first-world countries since World War II? In order to distinguish the characteristics correlating with low-achievement in the ...


Internet Technology As A Means Of Delivering Reading Instruction In The Content Areas, Kimberly Rose Pintok Jan 2016

Internet Technology As A Means Of Delivering Reading Instruction In The Content Areas, Kimberly Rose Pintok

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Due to students not meeting minimum proficiency levels in reading, a central Florida middle school that was rated an A school for 4 years consecutively dropped to a B rating during the 2012-2013 school year and was 10 points away from dropping to a C rating in the 2013-2014 school year. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe classroom implementation of Internet technology in a middle school classroom in an attempt to address the steady decline in reading scores. Guided by Piaget, Dewey, and Vygotsky's social constructivist view of education, this study explored if and how teachers ...


Exploring College Instructors' Integration Of Technology Into Their Curriculum, Junior George Martin Jan 2016

Exploring College Instructors' Integration Of Technology Into Their Curriculum, Junior George Martin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Technology integration in the curriculum remains a challenge at different levels in the education system. In one Caribbean 4-year college, faculty are expected to prepare preservice teachers to integrate technology in classroom instruction. When preservice teachers are not prepared for technology integration, interventions are necessary to address this challenge of technology integration. The purpose of this qualitative bounded intrinsic case study was to gain an understanding of the process of technology integration by instructors at the research site. Davies' theory for understanding technological literacy and the technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge model conceptually framed this study. A purposeful sample of ...


Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes Student Affairs, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Oct 2015

Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes Student Affairs, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Support

This white paper is the culmination of a series of meetings held over the summer of 2015 by the Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes working group to establish a framework that supports student success through the development of skills and competencies related to intentional outcomes. All of the learning outcomes are closely aligned with national and professional recommendations in this area, as well as with the mission, vision and values of UNO.


Uno Academic Program Proposals - Guidelines For New Degrees Or Majors, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Sep 2015

Uno Academic Program Proposals - Guidelines For New Degrees Or Majors, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

This New Degree and Major Proposal Form includes Guidelines and Descriptive Information.


A Family And Community Variable Prediction Model For Nj Ask Mathematics Sixth And Seventh Grade Assessments Results: The Impact On School Evaluation, Kevin R. Mccahill Aug 2015

A Family And Community Variable Prediction Model For Nj Ask Mathematics Sixth And Seventh Grade Assessments Results: The Impact On School Evaluation, Kevin R. Mccahill

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This study examined the predictive accuracy of family and community demographic variables found in the U.S. Census data on the percentage of students at the school level who scored Proficient or above on the NJ ASK 6 and 7 Mathematics section when controlling for teacher mobility and level of teacher education. Analysis included simultaneous multiple linear regression and hierarchical linear regression. This study looked at 100% of the New Jersey school districts with complete sets of 2010 NJ ASK 6 and 7 data and 2010 census data and tested at least 25 students in each grade level. Only schools ...