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A Program Evaluation Of A Worksite Wellness Initiative For Weight Loss, Nicholas Martinez Jul 2017

A Program Evaluation Of A Worksite Wellness Initiative For Weight Loss, Nicholas Martinez

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to conduct a program evaluation of ACME’s worksite weight loss initiative and collect evidence relative to the efficacy of the program. An anonymous online survey was administered to participants of the weight loss initiative. The survey was designed to gather information relative to the research questions, which explored the initiative’s barriers to participation, alignment of initiative with the goals of participants, utilization of initiative resources, overall strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement for the weight loss initiative, as well as the respondents’ general profile for the six dimensions of wellness. Reporting of ...


Hiv Education For Youth In Transition To Adulthood, Peter Eugene Gamache Jan 2011

Hiv Education For Youth In Transition To Adulthood, Peter Eugene Gamache

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation investigated the role of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) stigma in program implementation. A case study design comprising qualitative methods provided in-depth, context-sensitive comparisons of adult educator (n = 8) and youth (n = 67) perspectives among programs that provide HIV services and those that provide risk reduction services. Nearly half of the youth participants were male, 42% were female, and 6% identified as transgender. Two thirds of participants were Black or African American, one quarter of participants were Hispanic or Latino, and the average participant age was 19. Although program personnel from all youth service programs in this study are ...


Perceptions By Heartland Educational Consortium (H.E.C.) Elementary Title I School Principals And Assistant Principals: Data Use In Their Role As Achievement-Related Decision Makers, Sherri Albritton Jan 2011

Perceptions By Heartland Educational Consortium (H.E.C.) Elementary Title I School Principals And Assistant Principals: Data Use In Their Role As Achievement-Related Decision Makers, Sherri Albritton

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In the age of accountability and assessment, there is a need to ensure that data provided regarding student achievement can be effectively and appropriately utilized by school site administrators in a systematic way to improve student achievement.

This study identified Heartland Educational Consortium Title I principals' and assistant principals' perceptions of their use of data as decision-makers in raising student achievement, with primary emphasis on Florida's Differentiated Accountability Model.

Quantitative results revealed statistically significant differences in data use by administrators. Use of data by administrators for professional development was statistically significantly different from school improvement, leadership, or data skills ...


Mohinder Jain Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, April 25, 2005, Mohinder Jain (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer) Apr 2005

Mohinder Jain Oral History Interview By Andrew Huse, April 25, 2005, Mohinder Jain (Interviewee), Andrew T. Huse (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Mohinder Jain describes her education at USF in the 1960s and her involvement with the local community, particularly with the Head Start program. Jain served on the Florida Commission on Education in the 1990s, and on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women in the 2000s.


Betty Castor Oral History Interview By Mark Greenberg, January 19, 2005, Betty Castor (Interviewee), Mark I. Greenberg (Interviewer) Jan 2005

Betty Castor Oral History Interview By Mark Greenberg, January 19, 2005, Betty Castor (Interviewee), Mark I. Greenberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Betty Castor discusses her political career and her time as commissioner of education. She then describes how she was selected USF president, and talks about some of the university's advancements and accomplishments during her presidency from 1994 to 1999.


Keith Lupton Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, May 15, 2003, D. Keith Lupton (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer) May 2003

Keith Lupton Oral History Interview By Yael V. Greenberg, May 15, 2003, D. Keith Lupton (Interviewee), Yael V. Greenberg (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

Keith Lupton discusses his years of experiences at USF since 1967. Mr. Lupton has had administrative leadership roles in the Cooperative Education Program, the Off-Campus Term Program, and international student exchange opportunities at USF.


Betty Castor Oral History Interview By Peter Klingman, July 28, 2000, Betty Castor (Interviewee), Peter D. Klingman (Interviewer) Jul 2000

Betty Castor Oral History Interview By Peter Klingman, July 28, 2000, Betty Castor (Interviewee), Peter D. Klingman (Interviewer)

Historical University Archives Oral Histories

This is an oral history interview with Betty Castor, former president of the University of South Florida. In this interview, Castor briefly describes her childhood and education, then discusses her time as a teacher in Uganda. After returning to the United States, she came to Miami and taught in a recently integrated school there for several years. She and her former husband then moved to Tampa, where she became the first woman to serve on the Hillsborough County Commission. The interview ends with a discussion of Hillsborough County's growth and political situation in the 1970s. Castor's later positions ...