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College As Capability Enhancement, Cristina Lee Dec 2017

College As Capability Enhancement, Cristina Lee

CMC Senior Theses

In this thesis I wanted to apply the Sen’s framework in Development as Freedom to college campuses. In my experience at Claremont McKenna College, I have seen how some students are able to take advantage of the resources better than others. Given that we were all accepted by the same admissions office, I always questioned why did some students know how to take advantage of the system. In order to explore this, I first discuss Sen’s capability approach. Then, I show how the capability approach is more comprehensive than social networking theory and William Deresiewicz’s account on ...


Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2017, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Centennial Library E-News, November/December 2017, Cedarville University

Centennial Library E-News

Articles in this issue: Staff retirements announced, Second year of undergraduate research journal launched with the fall issue, 12th Annual Library Careers Dinner held, Library sponsors successful fall photo contest, Recognizing Faculty Scholarship, Highlighting Alumni Publishing


Repository Additions, December 2017, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Repository Additions, December 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2017, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Digitalcommons@Cedarville Statistical Report For December 2017, Cedarville University

DigitalCommons@Cedarville Monthly Reports

No abstract provided.


Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb Dec 2017

Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...


Tax Reform And Higher Education, Michael Hemesath Dec 2017

Tax Reform And Higher Education, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


Promoting Transition To Postsecondary Education: Creating Opportunities For Social Change, J. Christopher Linscott, Carey Busch Dec 2017

Promoting Transition To Postsecondary Education: Creating Opportunities For Social Change, J. Christopher Linscott, Carey Busch

Journal of Research, Assessment, and Practice in Higher Education

Multiple studies document that students with disabilities participate at significantly lower rates than their peers without disabilities in post-secondary education, post-school employment, independent living, and community participation. This article exposits a program model at Ohio University, Gateway to Success, which addresses this inequity through a combined effort of various stakeholders. Particular consideration is given to evidence based predictors related to post-school success, the need for intervention, and the social justice implications of increased participation in post-secondary education for students with disabilities.


The Face Of An Intergenerational Community In Higher Education, Narketta N. Myles Dec 2017

The Face Of An Intergenerational Community In Higher Education, Narketta N. Myles

Journal of Research, Assessment, and Practice in Higher Education

With a rapidly growing non-traditional student population in higher education, institutions must begin to reshape much of their framework in how to serve a diverse population of students. With this diversifying of perspective, the older adult student must be given due consideration as an underrepresented student population. As we begin to consider this population of underrepresented students, we must examine the barriers and discrimination that older adults face, and the difficulties colleges encounter attempting to serve this population. Then as administrators, student affairs professionals, and faculty we must support initiatives of inclusion and equity that best serve these students.


Cedarville Vs. Findlay, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Cedarville Vs. Findlay, Cedarville University

Men's Basketball Programs

No abstract provided.


The Ultimate Tradeoff For Colleges: Academic Quality Or Consumption Amenities, Maura Mullaney Dec 2017

The Ultimate Tradeoff For Colleges: Academic Quality Or Consumption Amenities, Maura Mullaney

Economics Department Student Scholarship

This thesis examines the recent rise in tuition expenses and its relation to college operation costs. My focus delves into the finances of American institutions of higher education to observe where money is actually being spent and to which areas of the college money is being dispersed. It further examines whether students are actually stimulating their own tuition growth through their costly demands on colleges and the luxury services colleges are now offering. In particular, this paper analyzes the current-day trade off for American colleges: spending on consumption amenities as opposed to spending on academic quality. From my research and ...


Cedarville Vs. Findlay, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Cedarville Vs. Findlay, Cedarville University

Women's Basketball Programs

No abstract provided.


Life Being An International Student In The United States: Acculturation, Culture Shock, And Identity Transformation, Lai Yan Vivyan Lam Dec 2017

Life Being An International Student In The United States: Acculturation, Culture Shock, And Identity Transformation, Lai Yan Vivyan Lam

Master's Theses

The population of international students at community colleges in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade. International students play a big role in building the cultural diversity on campus by bringing over different cultures and sharing their global perspective to the local community. However, they often face challenges adapting into American culture due to cultural differences in education system, language, lifestyle, etc. By looking into the acculturation process of international students to analyze the culture shock and cultural identity changes they experienced, this paper intends to seek ways to help this group of students to ease their ...


Recreating Resistance: Rape Culture Resistance Through Human Rights Education, Hailey D. Vincent Dec 2017

Recreating Resistance: Rape Culture Resistance Through Human Rights Education, Hailey D. Vincent

Master's Projects and Capstones

Sexual violence and rape culture are substantial issues in our society and on our college campuses. The goal of this project is to provide research that investigates rape culture on college campuses as a human rights violation and ways to address it in an intersectional manner through human rights education. The research for this project, conducted through a literature review, provides the ability to look at rape culture through a human rights education lens. In response to the research conducted, Recreate Resistance was created as a pedagogical tool for educators in First Year Experience (FYE) programs on college campuses. Recreate ...


Ouachita Visiting Professor Publishes Children’S Book, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Dec 2017

Ouachita Visiting Professor Publishes Children’S Book, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Dr. Benjamin Utter, Ouachita Baptist University visiting assistant professor of English, has published a children’s book titled “Gladys the Grayish-Green Dragon” with Bowen Press.


Chandler Blake And Chris Clark Win Ouachita Business Plan Competition, Ouachita News Bureau, Katie Smith Dec 2017

Chandler Blake And Chris Clark Win Ouachita Business Plan Competition, Ouachita News Bureau, Katie Smith

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Hickingbotham School of Business hosted its annual Business Plan Competition on Dec. 6. Chandler Blake, a senior finance and business administration major from Frisco, Texas, and Chris Clark, a senior finance and business administration major from Arkadelphia, Ark., placed first in the competition with their business, WinterTerm.com, and received a $4,000 cash prize. Blake and Clark were advised by Bryan McKinney, dean of the Hickingbotham School of Business.


An Analysis Of The Affirmative Action Program For Ethnic Minority Students At Hexi University In Zhangye, Gansu, China, Caitlin Shea Dec 2017

An Analysis Of The Affirmative Action Program For Ethnic Minority Students At Hexi University In Zhangye, Gansu, China, Caitlin Shea

Capstone Collection

This study investigates and critically analyzes the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) preferential policy for ethnic minority students (少数民族的优惠政策) through the use of a case study conducted at Hexi University in Zhangye, Gansu. This study examines how the national preferential policy for ethnic minority students is implemented at a university level and how it is perceived by teachers and students in order to better understand and assess the impact and purpose of the policy. The study is driven by three questions; how is the PRC’s preferential policy for ethnic minority students implemented at a university level? Is ...


Board Report: October 2017, Gillian Sanner Dec 2017

Board Report: October 2017, Gillian Sanner

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


Seminary Releases Revised Mdiv Program, Samantha Angeles Dec 2017

Seminary Releases Revised Mdiv Program, Samantha Angeles

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


Rankings And Enrollment Report, Stephen Payne Dec 2017

Rankings And Enrollment Report, Stephen Payne

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


The Power Of Encouraging Conversation, Lisa Hayden Dec 2017

The Power Of Encouraging Conversation, Lisa Hayden

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


Ouachita Honors Dr. Raouf Halaby With Art History Classroom, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau Dec 2017

Ouachita Honors Dr. Raouf Halaby With Art History Classroom, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University dedicated the newly named Dr. Raouf J. Halaby Art History Lecture Classroom and honored Dr. Halaby, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts and English, during a reception held Dec. 5. The classroom in Moses-Provine Hall honors Dr. Halaby for his 42 years of service at Ouachita.


Psychological Distress And Adjustment In College Students, Donovan A. Miles Dec 2017

Psychological Distress And Adjustment In College Students, Donovan A. Miles

Theses and Dissertations

The mental health needs of college students have risen dramatically. According to Kitzrow (2003), an estimated 84% of students who walked into a school counseling centers show significant causes for concern. These students were at high risks because of a variety of psychological distress. The current study sought to understand the multidimensional impact of mental health concerns on students' academic adjustment. Undergraduate students from a northeast public university completed an online survey that comprised of demographic information and two Likert type scales that measured psychological distress and academic adjustment. Results indicated that depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and eating concerns ...


Victimizing Cap-And-Trade: How Policy Narratives Influence Policy Realities, Alyssa Rehwald Dec 2017

Victimizing Cap-And-Trade: How Policy Narratives Influence Policy Realities, Alyssa Rehwald

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

When a cap-and-trade bill was introduced to the Washington legislature in 2009, it was met with staunch opposition from a coalition of businesses and industry leaders. In the end, the opposing side won when cap-and-trade legislation was removed from the bill. My goal was to better understand if there were differences in how the Pro and Con Coalitions presented policy narratives, and how they may have influenced the policy outcome. Using the Narrative Policy Framework, I analyzed public testimony produced by both coalitions and examined the use of narrative elements, narrative strategies, and policy beliefs between and within the coalitions ...


The Power Of Discomfort In Learning Abroad, Alexis Barge Dec 2017

The Power Of Discomfort In Learning Abroad, Alexis Barge

Capstone Collection

Currently, the majority of students who study abroad do so through short-term programs. In fact, in 2015 over 60% of students who studied abroad chose short-term programs lasting eight weeks or less (IIE, 2016). It has long been the belief that study abroad has the potential to be a life-changing and transformative experience, not just academically but also for personal growth and development. Many professionals agree that the students who go abroad on short-term study abroad programs are significantly less likely to experience meaningful learning outside of the subject matter they are studying, and are less likely to experience personal ...


Course Management System Best Practices For Accessing Library Resources, Casey Duevel, Nat Gustafson-Sundell Dec 2017

Course Management System Best Practices For Accessing Library Resources, Casey Duevel, Nat Gustafson-Sundell

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Faculty want course readings to be conveniently posted within D2L, but posting PDFs on D2L is illegal in many cases and might accidentally lead to the loss of online resources provided by the library. In this session, we’ll explain these issues and suggest best practices for sharing articles and chapters with your students.


Danny Prescott Resigns After 14 Years As Ouachita Head Volleyball Coach, Ouachita News Bureau Dec 2017

Danny Prescott Resigns After 14 Years As Ouachita Head Volleyball Coach, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Coach Danny Prescott, who has served as Ouachita Baptist University’s head volleyball coach for 14 seasons, has announced his resignation effective Dec. 31.


Cedarville Vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Cedarville Vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, Cedarville University

Men's Basketball Programs

No abstract provided.


Teaching Students How To Make Their Dreams Come True: An Autoethnography Of Developing And Teaching The Dream Reseach Methods Course, E. James Baesler Dec 2017

Teaching Students How To Make Their Dreams Come True: An Autoethnography Of Developing And Teaching The Dream Reseach Methods Course, E. James Baesler

The Qualitative Report

How to make students’ dreams come true is the central focus of this autoethnography that chronicles the story of the transformation of a traditional undergraduate communication research methods course into a new and creative dream research methods course. Pedagogical and institutional issues in teaching the traditional methods course join personal influences in my life story to birth the new dream research methods course. The content and format of the new course are described chronologically using personal stories, student perspectives, advice to teachers, and reflection questions. I encourage teachers, by experimenting with the ideas in the dream research methods course, to ...


Cedarville Vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Cedarville Vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, Cedarville University

Women's Basketball Programs

No abstract provided.


Cedarville Vs. Trevecca, Cedarville University Dec 2017

Cedarville Vs. Trevecca, Cedarville University

Men's Basketball Programs

No abstract provided.