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Addressing Misconceptions About Heat Transfer In Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Instruction, Katharyn E. K. Nottis, Michael J. Prince, Margot A. Vigeant 2011 Bucknell University

Addressing Misconceptions About Heat Transfer In Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Instruction, Katharyn E. K. Nottis, Michael J. Prince, Margot A. Vigeant

Margot Vigeant

Understanding heat, energy and temperature can be difficult. Misconceptions about heat transfer have been found to persist, even after instruction. New instructional methods are needed to address them. This pilot study examined whether researcher-developed, inquiry-based activities could increase conceptual understanding of heat transfer. Twenty-two undergraduate chemical engineering students were assessed before and after instruction with inquiry-based activities. Participants had significantly higher scores on the post-test. An examination of assessment questions revealed substantial improvement on questions closely related to activities. However, participants had difficulty applying concepts in new and related contexts. Educational implications and suggestions for future research will be discussed.


Use Of Dfw Rates-Rationale And Benchmarks, Gregory J. Brock 2011 Georgia Southern University

Use Of Dfw Rates-Rationale And Benchmarks, Gregory J. Brock

Faculty Senate Index

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Faculty Club Monies/Plan, Gregory J. Brock 2011 Georgia Southern University

Faculty Club Monies/Plan, Gregory J. Brock

Faculty Senate Index

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State Of The University Address, 2011, John R. Broderick 2011 Old Dominion University

State Of The University Address, 2011, John R. Broderick

State of the University Addresses

President John R. Broderick's 2011 State of the University Address and Faculty Welcome.


Utilizing Music And Movement As A Means Of Transition, Lisa Cioffi 2011 Rowan University

Utilizing Music And Movement As A Means Of Transition, Lisa Cioffi

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this teacher research was to examine the effects of a transition infused with music and movement may have on the classroom environment and the students within the setting. This study was conducted within a first grade general education classroom with a total of eighteen student participants. The students were included in the production of the transition through interviews and questionnaires in which each student had the opportunity to express his or her opinions regarding specific songs and movements he or she identified with relaxation. The students were then provided the experience of executing the music and movement …


An Investigation On Whether Creating A Culture Of Respect Can Reduce Disruptive Behaviors By Influencing The Social Skills Development Of Four Year Old Children In An Urban Setting, Ruth Cummings-Hypolite 2011 Rowan University

An Investigation On Whether Creating A Culture Of Respect Can Reduce Disruptive Behaviors By Influencing The Social Skills Development Of Four Year Old Children In An Urban Setting, Ruth Cummings-Hypolite

Theses and Dissertations

This investigation explored the impact of a culture of respect on disruptive behaviors of four year old children in an urban setting. A curriculum on respect was implemented, and teachers' and students' views on respect were measured before and after delivering the curriculum. Family involvement was part of the curriculum. The research questions identified teachers' knowledge and attitudes regarding teaching social skills and respect, the influence of teaching respect on children's social skills, and effective strategies for teaching respect. A pilot study and principal study were conducted in a total of 9 preschool classrooms. A mixed research methodology was used …


Authentic Literature's Effect On Student Attitudes Towards Individuals With Disabilities, Sara Alves 2011 Rowan University

Authentic Literature's Effect On Student Attitudes Towards Individuals With Disabilities, Sara Alves

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect authentic literature had on student attitudes towards individuals with disabilities. This study was conducted by implementing a disabilities unit through read alouds in a second grade classroom. Eighteen students participated in the research model. Data collected included surveys, audio taped interviews, audio taped discussions, student response cards, and personal teacher research journal. The data was analyzed recursively across all data sets to determine patterns and themes. Data was coded according to three main patterns; if the pattern was found to be prevalent across all data sets it was found to …


Becoming A Scholar: Everything I Needed To Know I Learned On Sabbatical, Steven Maranville 2011 Utah Valley University

Becoming A Scholar: Everything I Needed To Know I Learned On Sabbatical, Steven Maranville

Higher Learning Research Communications

The essence of being a faculty member is to be a scholar. And, the work of a scholar is to think. However, the demands of academic life correlated with mid-career concerns can form a distraction away from this essential activity. As such, the goal of this essay is to discuss matters of professional development for tenured business professors at teaching-oriented universities. These faculty members are at particular risk of a career plateau accompanied by diminished productivity and satisfaction. Employing autoethnographic methods, the author reflects on his personal experience and posits initiatives for career revitalization, positing that professional development is vital …


Lanthorn, Vol. 46, No. 02, August 22, 2011, Grand Valley State University 2011 Grand Valley State University

Lanthorn, Vol. 46, No. 02, August 22, 2011, Grand Valley State University

Volume 46, July 14, 2011 - June 18, 2012

Lanthorn is Grand Valley State's student newspaper, published from 1968 to the present.


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda, August 22, 2011, University of Northern Iowa. Faculty Senate. 2011 University of Northern Iowa

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda, August 22, 2011, University Of Northern Iowa. Faculty Senate.

Documents - Faculty Senate

Meeting agenda from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa.


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, August 22, 2011, University of Northern Iowa. Faculty Senate. 2011 University of Northern Iowa

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, August 22, 2011, University Of Northern Iowa. Faculty Senate.

Documents - Faculty Senate

Meeting minutes from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa.


Connecting Brain Research With Teaching Practice Among Middle School Teachers, Irene Sanders 2011 Rowan University

Connecting Brain Research With Teaching Practice Among Middle School Teachers, Irene Sanders

Theses and Dissertations

The discipline of mind, brain, and education science is the merger of psychology, neuroscience, and education. Its focus is to address complex problems in education and provide evidence-based solutions. One facet of this mixed methods action research study expanded middle school teachers' knowledge of brain function and brain-based strategies through a five-part workshop series and created a ten session professional learning community. Participants selected strategies such as relaxation, working memory tasks, or taught students about their brains to increase academic achievement, and tracked two groups' progress. Strategy implementation was judged to be too time consuming except for relaxation exercises. Alternate …


Wku Convocation 2011, President Gary Ransdell, Gary Ransdell 2011 Western Kentucky University

Wku Convocation 2011, President Gary Ransdell, Gary Ransdell

Presidential Speeches

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The Professional Staff And Librarian Learning Community At Rowan University, Katherine Boland 2011 Rowan University

The Professional Staff And Librarian Learning Community At Rowan University, Katherine Boland

Theses and Dissertations

As powerful forces of change continue to exert pressure on institutions of higher education, scholars are calling for strategies to sustain our most valuable asset, the academic community. One promising response is Milton Cox's work. He created the Miami University model for faculty and professional learning communities, a nationally-recognized strategy for supporting faculty development, addressing institutional needs, and promoting meaningful change. This mixed methods action research project introduced a new version of Cox's technology, a project-based learning community. This project-based version was the basis of my work with the Professional Staff and Librarian Learning Community (PSLLC). The PSLLC engaged in …


Executive Order 52-003 Creation Of The Student Government Volunteer Member Assessment Task Force, Matthew Diaz, Brian Goff, University of South Florida. Student Government Executive Office of the President 2011 University of South Florida

Executive Order 52-003 Creation Of The Student Government Volunteer Member Assessment Task Force, Matthew Diaz, Brian Goff, University Of South Florida. Student Government Executive Office Of The President

Executive Branch Publications

Executive Order 52-003 calls for the creation of the Student Government Volunteer Member Assessment Task Force.


Executive Order 52-005 Transition Reports, Matthew Diaz, Brian Goff, University of South Florida. Student Government Executive Office of the President 2011 University of South Florida

Executive Order 52-005 Transition Reports, Matthew Diaz, Brian Goff, University Of South Florida. Student Government Executive Office Of The President

Executive Branch Publications

Executive Order 52-005 calls for the creation of transition reports at the end of each event/initiative to assist in the transition from the 52nd term to the 53rd term.


Executive Order 52-004 Creation Of The Marshall Student Center Board Task Force, Matthew Diaz, Brian Goff, University of South Florida. Student Government Executive Office of the President 2011 University of South Florida

Executive Order 52-004 Creation Of The Marshall Student Center Board Task Force, Matthew Diaz, Brian Goff, University Of South Florida. Student Government Executive Office Of The President

Executive Branch Publications

Executive Order 52-004 Creation of the Marshall Student Center Board Task Force.


Supporting Online Faculty: Developing A Supporting Website Resource, Peter John Anthony, Eric Nordin 2011 Walden University

Supporting Online Faculty: Developing A Supporting Website Resource, Peter John Anthony, Eric Nordin

Higher Learning Research Communications

Current trends in post-secondary education enrollment indicate that colleges and universities are likely to experience an increase in the number of online students. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the type of resources and support features online faculty need, desire, and expect in a support website. The method used to collect research findings was an online survey. The participants for this study consisted of the online faculty population at an institution of higher learning in the southwestern United States. Participants were invited by email to participate in a 13 question survey which asked participants to rate the importance …


Tracking And Explaining Credit-Hour Completion, Maxwell Ndigume Kwenda 2011 Black Hills State University

Tracking And Explaining Credit-Hour Completion, Maxwell Ndigume Kwenda

Higher Learning Research Communications

This study highlights factors associated with changes in earned hours for two cohorts of incoming freshmen during their first year. The objectives of this study are twofold: (a) to derive model(s) regressing the cumulative hours earned and differential hours earned on student demographic, socioeconomic, and academic characteristics; and (b) to provide succinct conclusions that will increase students’ satisfactory academic progress (SAP) based on the results. The study sample of 1,598 cases is made up of students from two cohorts of first-time, four-year degree-seeking students who started in the Fall semesters of 2010 and 2011, respectively. There were two measures of …


Design-Grounded Assessment: A Framework And A Case Study Of Web 2.0 Practices In Higher Education, Yu-Hui Ching, Yu-Chang Hsu 2011 Boise State University

Design-Grounded Assessment: A Framework And A Case Study Of Web 2.0 Practices In Higher Education, Yu-Hui Ching, Yu-Chang Hsu

Educational Technology Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper synthesises three theoretical perspectives, including sociocultural theory, distributed cognition, and situated cognition, into a framework to guide the design and assessment of Web 2.0 practices in higher education. In addition, this paper presents a case study of Web 2.0 practices. Thirty-seven online graduate students participated in a small-group collaborative concept mapping activity using Web 2.0 applications (e.g. Webspiration) to construct sophisticated understanding of instructional design processes. The analysis of this case focuses on different assessment strategies adopted to ensure students' successful participation in such technology-rich collaborative context. This case study concludes that a shared goal needs to …


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