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Learning About Diversity Issues: Examining The Relationship Between University Initiatives And Faculty Practices In Preparing Global-Ready Students, Sarah R. Gordon, Mike Yough, Emily A. Finney, Andrea Haken, Susan Mathew Jan 2019

Learning About Diversity Issues: Examining The Relationship Between University Initiatives And Faculty Practices In Preparing Global-Ready Students, Sarah R. Gordon, Mike Yough, Emily A. Finney, Andrea Haken, Susan Mathew

Educational Considerations

The general public, as well as scholars, employers, and college students themselves, expect universities to provide students with an education that prepares them to work in a diverse and international society. In response, many institutions have created mandatory diversity-related curriculum and/or courses. However, little to no research has been undertaken to empirically investigate the effect of these courses or the experiences of faculty whose responsibility it is to provide diverse learning experiences. The purpose of this qualitative study is to examine the pedagogy faculty employ in teaching about diversity issues at an institution that has a course requirement embedded ...


Curation In Education: Implications For Adult Educators In Teaching And Research, Catherine A. Cherrstrom, Carrie Boden Jan 2019

Curation In Education: Implications For Adult Educators In Teaching And Research, Catherine A. Cherrstrom, Carrie Boden

Adult Education Research Conference

This systematic and integrative literature review examined curation in education with implications for adult educators in teaching and research and adult students in learning.


Resources For Military Veterans In Higher Education: A Web-Based Content Analysis, Thomas R. Cruise, Mitsunori Misawa Jan 2019

Resources For Military Veterans In Higher Education: A Web-Based Content Analysis, Thomas R. Cruise, Mitsunori Misawa

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this proposed web-based content analysis presentation is to explore the available resources for military veterans pursuing higher educational opportunities.


Practicing A Culturally Responsive Feminist Pedagogy In Higher Education: An Examination Of A Feminist Classroom From The Perspective Of Transformative Learning, Mitsunori Misawa, Juanita Johnson-Bailey Jan 2019

Practicing A Culturally Responsive Feminist Pedagogy In Higher Education: An Examination Of A Feminist Classroom From The Perspective Of Transformative Learning, Mitsunori Misawa, Juanita Johnson-Bailey

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of our presentation is to explore how non-White professors, an Asian male pre-tenured professor and a Black female tenured full professor, negotiated their power in their feminist classroom.


Bridging The Community And Police Divide Through The Planning Table, Kyle Znamenak Jan 2019

Bridging The Community And Police Divide Through The Planning Table, Kyle Znamenak

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable highlights how an urban higher education institution used its capital to develop a police training program that met the needs of the police departments and communities they serve.


Cultivating Creativity: Faculty Conceptions Of Creativity In Agricultural Communications Students, Courtney Gibson, Hope Hancock, Erica Irlbeck, Courtney Meyers Mar 2018

Cultivating Creativity: Faculty Conceptions Of Creativity In Agricultural Communications Students, Courtney Gibson, Hope Hancock, Erica Irlbeck, Courtney Meyers

Journal of Applied Communications

Creativity has been deemed as an essential skill in agricultural communications graduates by both industry and academia, and it has a pivotal role in student success within the classroom and the workforce. In order to foster students’ creative thinking skills, faculty must turn away from traditional norms of lecture-based delivery and foster an environment where students are actively creating and engaging in the learning process. The purpose of this study was to provide insight on the nature of creativity as it relates to agricultural communications curriculum—focused on pedagogical strategies and creative assessments. This qualitative case study examined how agricultural ...


Searching For Own Space: Korean Female Graduate Students’ (Re)Construction Of Their Professional Selves In The U.S. Academia, Heh Youn Shin, Hyewon Park Jan 2018

Searching For Own Space: Korean Female Graduate Students’ (Re)Construction Of Their Professional Selves In The U.S. Academia, Heh Youn Shin, Hyewon Park

Adult Education Research Conference

Taking the transnational feminist approach, the purpose of this study is to investigate the perceptions and experiences of Korean female graduate students in the U.S. higher education institution and the host society.


Midlife Career Change To Tenured/Tenure-Track And Non-Tenure-Line Faculty: Shared And Unique Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom Jan 2018

Midlife Career Change To Tenured/Tenure-Track And Non-Tenure-Line Faculty: Shared And Unique Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom

Adult Education Research Conference

These studies investigated the career transition and strategies of women midlife career changers to tenured/tenure-track and non-tenure-line faculty. Major findings included a career transition process and related challenges, supports, and strategies and feature participant voices.


Theorizing Best Practices For Preventing Sexual Assaults In Higher Education: Adult Educators' Perspectives, Amber Giffin, Mitsunori Misawa Jan 2018

Theorizing Best Practices For Preventing Sexual Assaults In Higher Education: Adult Educators' Perspectives, Amber Giffin, Mitsunori Misawa

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper analyzes the literature regarding universities’ sexual assault prevention programs in an effort to identify best practices for reducing the number of sexual assaults on university campuses.


Self-Reflections On Differentiation: Understanding How We Teach In Higher Education, Nykela Jackson, Lesley Evans Jul 2017

Self-Reflections On Differentiation: Understanding How We Teach In Higher Education, Nykela Jackson, Lesley Evans

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Teachers are called to accommodate the individualized learning needs of a wide range of students. To support prospective and current teachers with this challenge, it is imperative to help them not only understand the theory of differentiated instruction, but how to implement it into practice. Building upon past research in the realm of higher education, this study sought to identify the past teaching experiences and expectations of two former K-12 teachers that formed the philosophy and practices that they bring to teacher preparation courses. Framed by interview questions used in past research with faculty, the two researchers self-reflected on their ...


The Four Quadrants Of Administrative Effectiveness, Rob Jenkins Mar 2017

The Four Quadrants Of Administrative Effectiveness, Rob Jenkins

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Administrative effectiveness can be charted on X and Y axes, with X representing responsibility and Y representing control. The best administrators tend to fall in the “High Responsibility / Low Control” quadrant. The session includes an assessment that allows administrators to chart themselves and see which quadrant they typically inhabit.


Critical Questions Related To The Influence Of Academic Advising On Student Success: Setting A Research Agenda, Wendy Troxel Mar 2017

Critical Questions Related To The Influence Of Academic Advising On Student Success: Setting A Research Agenda, Wendy Troxel

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic leaders, faculty, and academic advisers are uniquely positioned to describe complex scenarios related to student success that need further systematic examination and analysis. This highly interactive session will engage participants in a brainstorming and consensus-building activity to generate a list of "critical questions" in related to the relationship between academic advising and student success that leads to meaningful research across disciplinary contexts and partnerships. The resulting document will be useful to faculty and staff who desire to engage in research that will inform the scholarship of advising and implications for advising practice in all levels of higher education.


Exploring Adult Learners’ Knowledge Construction Of Social Foundations Content: One Higher Education Context, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Royce Ann Collins Jan 2017

Exploring Adult Learners’ Knowledge Construction Of Social Foundations Content: One Higher Education Context, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Royce Ann Collins

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative study explores adult learners’ knowledge construction of social foundations content within a Master of Adult Education program, broadening the understanding of the tenets of constructivist learning.


Career Transition To Non-Tenure-Line Faculty: Midlife Women’S Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom Jan 2017

Career Transition To Non-Tenure-Line Faculty: Midlife Women’S Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom

Adult Education Research Conference

Numbers of new faculty with prior careers, women faculty, and non-tenure-line faculty are increasing. This study investigated the career transitions and strategies of women midlife career changers to non-tenure-line faculty.


African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders Jan 2017

African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable proposal is to present and frame a future research project challenging the narrative of disparity on African-American males in higher education and advocate the need for scholarship that focuses on positive stories of how African-American males navigate in higher education.


“Creating What I Think I Should Be Doing”: Contradictions And Learning Of College Job Changers, Joann S. Olson, Junghwan Kim Jan 2017

“Creating What I Think I Should Be Doing”: Contradictions And Learning Of College Job Changers, Joann S. Olson, Junghwan Kim

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable, and the study it is based on, outlines how non-faculty staff at a small college described their own workplace learning after a “significant” job change (as defined by the participant).


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Nov 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


Adult Entrances And Exits: What Does Retention Literature Inform Us About Urban Adult Higher Educational Participants And Student Success?, Debra Fenty, Jonathan Messemer, Elice Rogers Jun 2016

Adult Entrances And Exits: What Does Retention Literature Inform Us About Urban Adult Higher Educational Participants And Student Success?, Debra Fenty, Jonathan Messemer, Elice Rogers

Adult Education Research Conference

This research purpose, derived from a larger study shares findings which help explain retention and, success outcomes associated with Urban adult learners in a 4 year higher educational setting. A critical analysis of the literature reveals in retention, understanding barriers is a key indicator of an institution's effectiveness.


Transitioning To Performance-Based State Funding: Concerns, Commitment, And Cautious Optimism, Lindsay K. Wayt, Barbara Y. Lacost Apr 2016

Transitioning To Performance-Based State Funding: Concerns, Commitment, And Cautious Optimism, Lindsay K. Wayt, Barbara Y. Lacost

Educational Considerations

The introduction of performance-based state funding of higher education can be traced to the late 1970s. Early forms, referred to as Performance Funding 1.0, provided higher education institutions with bonuses, in addition to regular state funding, when they met certain state-defined outcomes. More recent forms, referred to as Performance Funding 2.0, have eliminated bonuses, and regular state funding has been replaced, in part or completely, with funding tied to achievement of state-defined performance goals, which often include student outcomes, like graduation and retention rates.


A Case Study Of Choices Of The Host University And Decisions To Stay Or Leave The U.S. Upon Graduation Of Chinese Adult And Traditional Students, Xi Lin, Hong Shi, Mingyu Huang Jan 2016

A Case Study Of Choices Of The Host University And Decisions To Stay Or Leave The U.S. Upon Graduation Of Chinese Adult And Traditional Students, Xi Lin, Hong Shi, Mingyu Huang

Adult Education Research Conference

Chinese students are the largest group among all the international students. Many factors motivate them to study in the U.S. and their decision to stay or leave the U.S. after graduation. However, limited research investigates these aspects by differentiating students into non-traditional students and traditional student groups. As a result, this study conducted individual interviews to examine: 1) factors that influence Chinese students’ (non-traditional students vs. traditional students) choices of the host college or university in the U.S.; and 2) their decisions to stay or leave the U.S. after graduation. Eleven Chinese students participated in this ...


Perceptions Of Distance Education Students On How A University Education Will Help Achieve Their Career Goals, Sarah Zipf, Ramazan Gungor Jan 2016

Perceptions Of Distance Education Students On How A University Education Will Help Achieve Their Career Goals, Sarah Zipf, Ramazan Gungor

Adult Education Research Conference

Using the responses to an open-ended question on the annual web-based scholarship application on how students are planning to use their education in achieving their career goals, this study explored the intersection of educational and career goals of mostly non-traditional students.


Exceeding The Limits: Teaching And Assessing Information Literacy Within Blackboard, Jon Ritterbush Jul 2015

Exceeding The Limits: Teaching And Assessing Information Literacy Within Blackboard, Jon Ritterbush

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Many librarians can relate to the pedagogical limitations of one-shot classes and the challenges of reaching large numbers of first-year students. The Library Research Tutorial at the University of Nebraska-Kearney was designed to go beyond time and space constraints to orient new undergraduate students to library resources and research methods using self-paced modules within a Blackboard course. Since Fall 2011, over 2,400 students have been enrolled in the Tutorial at the request of their course instructors, who in turn receive students’ Tutorial quiz scores for use as graded credit. This paper describes the Tutorial’s contents, enrollment and grading ...


Can I Do Both? Be Employed And Graduate? Adult Non-Traditional Learners Who Combine Employment And Higher Education Enrollment-A Look At Persistence And Best Practices To Overcoming Barriers To Improve Success And Retention, Lynn Taylor May 2015

Can I Do Both? Be Employed And Graduate? Adult Non-Traditional Learners Who Combine Employment And Higher Education Enrollment-A Look At Persistence And Best Practices To Overcoming Barriers To Improve Success And Retention, Lynn Taylor

Adult Education Research Conference

The roundtable discussion critically analyzes two significant research studies on barriers to persistence of non-traditional adult learners who combine employment and higher education enrollment. These studies were conducted by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the NCES. Implications for best practices to overcome barriers, improve retention and academic success will be covered.


Career Transition To The Professoriate: Midlife Women’S Process, Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom May 2015

Career Transition To The Professoriate: Midlife Women’S Process, Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom

Adult Education Research Conference

: The numbers of new faculty with prior careers and women faculty are increasing. However, traditional theories may not explain this intersection in examining faculty careers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the career transitions and strategies of women midlife career changers to the professoriate.


Online Education And Contingent Faculty: An Exploratory Analysis Of Issues And Challenges For Higher Education Administrators (Perspectives On Online Education), Justin C. Ortagus, Luke J. Stedrak Jul 2013

Online Education And Contingent Faculty: An Exploratory Analysis Of Issues And Challenges For Higher Education Administrators (Perspectives On Online Education), Justin C. Ortagus, Luke J. Stedrak

Educational Considerations

With the growth of the popularity and accessibility of online courses, higher education administrators are under tremendous pressure to keep pace with rapidly evolving conditions related to online learning.


The “New” Performance Funding In Higher Education, Mary P. Mckeown-Moak Mar 2013

The “New” Performance Funding In Higher Education, Mary P. Mckeown-Moak

Educational Considerations

Over the past several years, public higher education, both in the U.S. and internationally, has increasingly been required to explain, defend, and validate its performance and value to a wide variety of constituents, including governors, legislators, students, parents, employers, and taxpayers.


Class Dismissed: Exploring The Semiotic Niche Of Academicians With Working Class Roots, Robin Redmon Wright Jun 2012

Class Dismissed: Exploring The Semiotic Niche Of Academicians With Working Class Roots, Robin Redmon Wright

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper is one part of a larger study of scholars with working-class backgrounds. The purpose was to find factors in their working-class upbringing that led to their pursuit of a doctorate and life in the academy. In this section, I use symbolic conversion theory and biosemiotics to in the analysis and discussion of two major threads running through the study: the role of parochial education and an early passion for reading. Keywords: class, social justice, biosemiotics, symbolic convergence, higher education, embodied.


Shared Understanding?Cross-Faculty Dialogue On The Challenges And Opportunities In The Emerging Focus On Spirituality, Janet Groen Jun 2011

Shared Understanding?Cross-Faculty Dialogue On The Challenges And Opportunities In The Emerging Focus On Spirituality, Janet Groen

Adult Education Research Conference

This article presents the voices of six full-team faculty members in the faculties of education and social work within the Canadian university context who are interested in teaching courses that address an aspect of spirituality as part of the core content. Through our dialogue we had the opportunity to explore the hopes and the challenges of striving to be an undivided academic. We explored if and how our interest in integrating spirituality into our teaching practice emerged; how we understood spirituality and how this translated into our course content; and how spirituality was understood and valued by our respective students ...


Older Adults’ Motivation To Learn In Higher Education, Lin Yi-Yin Jun 2011

Older Adults’ Motivation To Learn In Higher Education, Lin Yi-Yin

Adult Education Research Conference

A limited amount of literature has discussed older adults in formal education, especially their motivations to learn in higher education. This study aims to understand older adults’ learning in the context of higher education. Specifically, this study argues that higher education can function as a stimulating learning environment that helps older adults meet their late-life development needs and can lead them toward a meaningful and positive aging experience.


Disrupting The Hegemony Of Choice: Community Service Learning In Activist Placements, Donna M. Chovanec, Tania Kajner, Ayesha Mian, Misty Unverwood Jun 2011

Disrupting The Hegemony Of Choice: Community Service Learning In Activist Placements, Donna M. Chovanec, Tania Kajner, Ayesha Mian, Misty Unverwood

Adult Education Research Conference

In this paper, we share insights from a research project that investigated the effects of a service learning experience in a graduate adult education seminar with an explicitly critical pedagogical focus and activist placements. We analyze a subset of the findings related to the lack of “choice” through a critique of CSL as a market commodity and argue that disrupting the hegemony of choice had implications for reconstructing student identities.