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Educational Leaders Can Lead The Way For Increased Academic Achievement For Students On The Autism Spectrum, Stephanie C. Holmes, Jennifer Butcher Dec 2020

Educational Leaders Can Lead The Way For Increased Academic Achievement For Students On The Autism Spectrum, Stephanie C. Holmes, Jennifer Butcher

School Leadership Review

The problem that drove this study was the increasing number of students with autism entering the school system, and the barriers often encountered for both academic and social inclusion for students on the autism spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder, as defined by diagnostic criteria, includes deficits in social-relational communication; social-communication deficits can lead to educational impacts and limit opportunities upon transitioning from the public-school system. The purpose of this study was to examine the barriers to inclusion, from the perspectives of key stakeholders to include Local Education Agency (LEA) representatives, general and special education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists ...


The Need For Collaboration: Experiences And Perceptions Of Preservice Principals And School Counselors, Jennifer Tygret, Sylvia Mendez, Adric Arndt, Desiree Lovato, Margaret Scott Nov 2020

The Need For Collaboration: Experiences And Perceptions Of Preservice Principals And School Counselors, Jennifer Tygret, Sylvia Mendez, Adric Arndt, Desiree Lovato, Margaret Scott

The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

While professional collaboration between school counselors and principals has the potential to enhance the educational environment for students, preparation programs typically do not provide collaborative opportunities to preservice candidates. In response to concerns expressed by preservice school counselors and principals regarding this lack of opportunity, researchers designed and implemented a collaboration workshop. Following the workshop, a multiple-case study research design was utilized to explore the value of collaboration from the perspectives of both groups through participant interviews grounded by the Five Elements of a Professional Community. Findings indicate educators in these preparation programs have the opportunity to institutionalize a collaboration ...


Communication, Learning And Social Support At The Speaking Center: A Communities Of Practice Perspective, Ann Marie Foley Coats Nov 2020

Communication, Learning And Social Support At The Speaking Center: A Communities Of Practice Perspective, Ann Marie Foley Coats

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In response to increasing demand for public speaking instruction, more institutions are establishing campus speaking centers staffed by student tutors. Peer tutors provide clients with a range of supports in the speech-making process, including suggestions for speech content and organization and for improving delivery during simulated practice sessions. This study investigates patterns of peer interaction in one campus speaking center to understand the dynamics of peer support in a non-classroom setting and how they may create the conditions for student learning. This ethnographic study conceptualized speaking center activities and the practice of oral communication skills development through the lens of ...


A Community Academic Partnership Approach To Addressing Health Needs Of The Local Refugees: Participants’ Perspectives And Recommendations For Developing New Partnerships, Melissa D. Warne-Griggs, Nicolin Thaler, Kristin Koehn, Kristin Sohl Nov 2020

A Community Academic Partnership Approach To Addressing Health Needs Of The Local Refugees: Participants’ Perspectives And Recommendations For Developing New Partnerships, Melissa D. Warne-Griggs, Nicolin Thaler, Kristin Koehn, Kristin Sohl

Journal of Refugee & Global Health

Community-academic partnerships have demonstrated how collaboration can provide academic healthcare workers and non-medical community providers such as educators and social services with a comprehensive view of issues affecting refugee populations. The ICIH (Interagency Council on Immigrant Health) is a physician-community partnership consisting of healthcare professionals, non-medical educators, social workers, early childhood services and other community agencies. It was formed to address the well-being of a local immigrant population, strengthen bonds between the community and healthcare system, and educate and empower pediatricians to provide culturally aware services. The collaboration has been very successful as demonstrated by the production of multiple collaborative ...


Two Heads Are Better Than One: Creating Partnerships Between University Libraries And Offices Of Research, Christina Leigh Docteur, Chetna Chianese, Emily K. Hart, Anne E. Rauh, Brenna Helmstutler Oct 2020

Two Heads Are Better Than One: Creating Partnerships Between University Libraries And Offices Of Research, Christina Leigh Docteur, Chetna Chianese, Emily K. Hart, Anne E. Rauh, Brenna Helmstutler

Office of Research

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Positive Leadership On Campus: Using The Science Of Positive Psychology To Enhance Collaboration And Well-Being Among University Staff, Diane J. Trif Aug 2020

Positive Leadership On Campus: Using The Science Of Positive Psychology To Enhance Collaboration And Well-Being Among University Staff, Diane J. Trif

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Higher education is greatly in need of leaders that are able to empower campus stakeholders to solve growing and complex challenges. Globalization, diversity, technology, social change, and other modern day challenges require a collaborative approach to leadership and problem-solving (Kezar, Carducci, & Contreras-McGavin, 2006). The science of positive psychology and positive organizational scholarship have made great advances in understanding what type of practices fuel collaboration and well-being among teams. This paper explores the elements that generate energy and connection at the individual and group level. Intended to be developed into a micro-course for campus leaders, this paper introduces actionable strategies that ...


Set Up To Succeed And Set Up To Play: Cooperative Games As A Pathway For Adolescent Girls In High-Achieving Schools To Be Well And Lead Well, Emily M. Entress Clark Aug 2020

Set Up To Succeed And Set Up To Play: Cooperative Games As A Pathway For Adolescent Girls In High-Achieving Schools To Be Well And Lead Well, Emily M. Entress Clark

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

Adolescent girls are the future leaders of the world. They are desperately needed and increasingly in pain. Adolescent youth are facing a mental health epidemic caused by many complex factors. High-achieving settings are now considered a high-risk factor for adolescents, along with youth experiencing trauma, discrimination, and poverty. These students face immense pressure to excel, social isolation, and limited relationships. Positive Psychology provides a pathway for school environments to build structures that support adolescent well-being. Specifically, this paper will focus on how cooperative games and play are a pathway to increase well-being and build leadership competencies in adolescent girls.


Communication And Collaboration: Two Sides Of The Same Coin, Amy Lightfoot Jul 2020

Communication And Collaboration: Two Sides Of The Same Coin, Amy Lightfoot

Teacher India

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, our ability to communicate and collaborate with others has been tested. Both of these are fundamental skills necessary for our survival – whether in relation to tackling a global pandemic, or just navigating through our day-to-day lives, says Amy Lightfoot.


Patterns Of Authorship And Scientific Collaboration In Education: The Production Of Colombia In Esci, Alexander Maz-Machado, Bibiana Muñoz-Ñungo, David Gutiérrez-Rubio, Carmen León-Mantero Jun 2020

Patterns Of Authorship And Scientific Collaboration In Education: The Production Of Colombia In Esci, Alexander Maz-Machado, Bibiana Muñoz-Ñungo, David Gutiérrez-Rubio, Carmen León-Mantero

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to carry out a bibliometric study on the scientific production on Education that occurs in Colombia and it is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) database. To carry out this study, the data related to the documents indexed in the ESCI database of WoS were downloaded and, by counting frequencies, the patterns of document production by journal and by year, the most productive institutions, the indicators of collaboration in authorship and the type of collaboration were identified. An increase in co-authorship and collaboration rates, as well as in international collaboration was detected for the examined ...


To Discovery And Beyond: Using Workflow Automation As An Opportunity For Collaboration And Education, Rebecca B. French May 2020

To Discovery And Beyond: Using Workflow Automation As An Opportunity For Collaboration And Education, Rebecca B. French

Libraries

This poster describes a project to automate portions of JMU Libraries' workflow for distributing Special Collections finding aids to various discovery platforms. Through the development of a custom Python app called Spaceport, we were able to greatly improve the efficiency and sustainability of this process while also providing a more consistent discovery experience for our patrons. The project also had broad impacts in other areas. Our incremental and collaborative approach provided space for professional development related to the project, supported evolving project goals and the process of adapting to the new workflow, and strengthened relationships between departments. In addition to ...


Carli Counts: Learning To Assess The Impact Of Library Services On Student Success, Jasmine R. Cieszynski Apr 2020

Carli Counts: Learning To Assess The Impact Of Library Services On Student Success, Jasmine R. Cieszynski

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Through a grant-funded opportunity called CARLI Counts, I participated in in-person and online training, mentoring, and team projects which enabled me to do a small assessment of the use of Interlibrary Loan, Reference services, and a nursing database by students in selected Olivet Nazarene University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies programs. The purpose of the assessment was to see if outreach to faculty or course-integrated library instruction increased student use of resources—a behavior which correlates with student success in library research literature.

Although my outreach to program coordinators and faculty did not make a noticeable difference in the ...


Exploring Stress In The Field Of Early Childhood Education, Rachel Abrahams, Camille San Jose, Maryam Shah Apr 2020

Exploring Stress In The Field Of Early Childhood Education, Rachel Abrahams, Camille San Jose, Maryam Shah

Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership (HBECL) Capstone Research Posters

The teaching profession is recognized to be one of the most stressful fields worldwide (Lhospital & Gregory, 2009). This qualitative study was conducted to explore the different stresses of early childhood professionals in the workplace and further explored to see if there is a difference between general and special educators’ stress. 14 individuals participated in one-on-one interviews, 7 general educators and 7 special educators. After interviews were conducted, five major themes were found, three of which were echoed in the literature. With the key findings, it was concluded that there is virtually no difference in the stresses among general and special ...


Visualizing Student Learning: Combining Digital And Information Literacy For Data Visualization Projects In A Nutrition And Dietetics Course, Amy Porto, Beth Transue Apr 2020

Visualizing Student Learning: Combining Digital And Information Literacy For Data Visualization Projects In A Nutrition And Dietetics Course, Amy Porto, Beth Transue

Library Staff Presentations & Publications

This session will focus on the creation and implementation of a data visualization assignment through collaboration with the liaison librarian and instructional designers. Students gained digital and information literacy skills while creating an evidence-based infographic that could be used in nutrition education settings.


Help! No Time For Library Instruction, Not Even A One-Shot, Sheri A. Brown, Dianne M. Fair Ph.D. Feb 2020

Help! No Time For Library Instruction, Not Even A One-Shot, Sheri A. Brown, Dianne M. Fair Ph.D.

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Throughout the semester librarians hear from faculty that there is no time for library instruction. This is especially true for science courses where lab work is required. The Biomedical Sciences program at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is a rigorous, hands-on laboratory-based curriculum with course work covering physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics. Students are required to complete IDS4936 – Biomedical Degree Capstone which requires a “multidisciplinary approach of learning science by analyzing social, economic, ethical, scientific, and professional aspects of their chosen topic.” (FSCJ College Catalog 2019-19)

It became apparent students did not have the necessary information ...


Information Literacy On-Demand: How To Create An Online Library Readiness Mini-Course, Rachel Hooper Feb 2020

Information Literacy On-Demand: How To Create An Online Library Readiness Mini-Course, Rachel Hooper

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

What do many academic librarians want? Required information literacy classes! When do they want them? Now! This poster will show how a large university developed an on-demand library readiness mini-course online that has recently become a requirement for all undergraduate orientation classes, both in-person and online. Furthermore, the online mini-course has been adopted by numerous faculty in research-based courses across varied subject areas throughout the University. Through a collaboration between librarians and faculty, the mini-course teaches students research skills, how to find books and journal articles, how to use InterLibrary Loan, how to get library and research assistance, and more ...


We’Re Both Your Librarian: A Course Collaboration Between An Academic Library And A Health Sciences Library, Stephanie Evers Ard Feb 2020

We’Re Both Your Librarian: A Course Collaboration Between An Academic Library And A Health Sciences Library, Stephanie Evers Ard

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The University of South Alabama is in the process of merging its academic library and health sciences library, which have previously functioned as essentially separate entities. This ongoing process requires many changes, from budget and staff considerations, to revisiting the roles the librarians play in their respective academic communities. This last concern led to a collaboration between two librarians--the Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives at the health sciences library and the Social Sciences and Student Engagement Librarian at the academic library--in response to a faculty request for an embedded librarian to support a fully-online graduate nursing class in scholarly writing ...


Dialogue During Team Problem Solving Using Visual Representation Boundary Objects: A Case Study, Julie M. Webb Jan 2020

Dialogue During Team Problem Solving Using Visual Representation Boundary Objects: A Case Study, Julie M. Webb

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Organizations benefit from the knowledge held by individual members as well as knowledge that is shared among those members. In order for knowledge to co-develop between members, and to spread, organizations must provide opportunities for members to collaborate. Organizational teams sometimes require assistance with interpersonal communication, establishing consensus, and sharing knowledge when collaborating. Group facilitators can offer guidance and intervene when teams need support. In addition, teams can find support through the use of visual representation boundary objects (VRBOs) to build trust, improve communication, increase cooperation, and share ideas. This study explores how knowledge is shared between team members and ...


How Teachers And Counselors Collaborate Formally And Informally To Improve The Precollege Curriculum, Amanda Williams Jan 2020

How Teachers And Counselors Collaborate Formally And Informally To Improve The Precollege Curriculum, Amanda Williams

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Teachers and counselors in a large suburban district in the Southeastern United States strive to collaborate to equip students with key skills needed to succeed in their first year of college. The problem is that little was known about the collaborative challenges teachers and counselors faced as they implemented the precollege curriculum in secondary schools. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine how teachers and counselors collaborate formally and informally to improve the precollege curriculum as recommended by the guidelines of the American School Counselor Association and adopted by the local district. Knowles’s theory of andragogy ...