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Cross-Border Development: A Long-Term Role For Universities, Robert Brian Smith, Nucharee Nuchkoom Smith Jul 2020

Cross-Border Development: A Long-Term Role For Universities, Robert Brian Smith, Nucharee Nuchkoom Smith

ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement

Low-income economies are experiencing potential serious threats in terms of long-term sustainability and social development. At the same time, most developing economies are grappling with possible disruptions from the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the current COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. However, every economy has the same goal of elevating its status to that of a developed country. This research uses the narrative/case study approach to examine cross-border development and the role that universities can play as important actors in the development of society. Moreover, this research combines observations and literature analysis. Universities are clearly best placed to play ...


The Impact Of Teacher Methodology Training For Higher Education Faculty Members, Nicole R. Baker Apr 2020

The Impact Of Teacher Methodology Training For Higher Education Faculty Members, Nicole R. Baker

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Many college programs are designed to graduate individuals who are experts in their field of study, but not necessarily individuals who are trained in how to teach. This quantitative, quasi-experiment study examined college faculty member’s level of training in the area of teaching practices and methodology. The relation to student satisfaction, current course performance, attendance, the belief in the need for training, and faculty member’s sense of efficacy in teaching was explored. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to organize the data using a one-way ANCOVA to analyze the impact the level of training ...


How Navy And Marine Corps Veterans Make Meaning Of The College Choice Process In The Post-9/11 Gi Bill Era, Derek Abbey May 2019

How Navy And Marine Corps Veterans Make Meaning Of The College Choice Process In The Post-9/11 Gi Bill Era, Derek Abbey

Dissertations

The Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented in 2009. Since then more than 1,900,000 people have used the benefit and more than $90 billion have been paid to institutions of higher learning and to Post-9/11 GI Bill users. During this period there has been a shift in the types of college and universities veterans attend, as well as the educational models they select. These shifts are different than the general population of students. This period also included a spike in questionable recruiting practices by some colleges. In response to many institutions taking advantage of veterans, the President ...


Expanding The Conversation: The Value Proposition Of For-Profit Institutions For African-American Post-Secondary Students, Thomasina O. Lawson, Mario Jackson Apr 2019

Expanding The Conversation: The Value Proposition Of For-Profit Institutions For African-American Post-Secondary Students, Thomasina O. Lawson, Mario Jackson

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article presents a different discourse to promote access to and equity in higher education by re-examining the value of for-profit education and its attractiveness to African-American students underserved by traditional institutions. The authors suggest that for-profit institutions face similar challenges to traditional schools in the matriculation of African-American students but to a larger degree. Guided by the spirit of researchers Asa G. Hilliard and Barbara Sizemore, the article offers a progressive view of improving African-American students’ access to higher education. Additionally, the article suggests ways to engage in meaningful conversations on how to improve higher education by replacing traditional ...


Navigating For The Adult Student: Ways To Help Adult Students Transfer Successfully From Community Colleges To Universities, Bethany M. Craig Mar 2019

Navigating For The Adult Student: Ways To Help Adult Students Transfer Successfully From Community Colleges To Universities, Bethany M. Craig

Theses and Dissertations

Despite the research that exists about transfer students, there is limited literature on the services that colleges and universities provide to adult students who transfer from community college to university. The number of adult students who participate in postsecondary education continues to grow. The purpose for this mixed method exploratory study was to gather data through both telephone conversations and a survey of transfer coordinators at Illinois institutions of higher education, including community colleges, public four-year institutions, and private, nonprofit four-year institutions. The study sought to understand what transfer coordinators perceive their colleges and universities are doing to help adult ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Factors Deterring Male Enrollment In Higher Education In Barbados, Debbie Samantha Bovell Jan 2018

Factors Deterring Male Enrollment In Higher Education In Barbados, Debbie Samantha Bovell

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Barbados, a small island in the Caribbean, is experiencing the challenge of low male enrollment in higher education (HE). The research indicated that this problem, left unaddressed, could undermine the development of men, their families, and communities. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to provide insight into the dispositional, institutional, and situational factors deterring young men who acquired the requisite number of certificates for entry to HE but did not enroll. The theoretical frameworks used to ground this study were Cross's chain of response theory, Bourdieu's social capital theory, and Knowles' theory of andragogy. The research ...


Factors Deterring Male Enrollment In Higher Education In Barbados, Debbie Samantha Bovell Jan 2018

Factors Deterring Male Enrollment In Higher Education In Barbados, Debbie Samantha Bovell

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Barbados, a small island in the Caribbean, is experiencing the challenge of low male enrollment in higher education (HE). The research indicated that this problem, left unaddressed, could undermine the development of men, their families, and communities. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to provide insight into the dispositional, institutional, and situational factors deterring young men who acquired the requisite number of certificates for entry to HE but did not enroll. The theoretical frameworks used to ground this study were Cross's chain of response theory, Bourdieu's social capital theory, and Knowles' theory of andragogy. The research ...


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.


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.


“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).


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.


Nontraditional Student Risk Factors And Gender As Predictors For Enrollment In College Distance Education, Tammy Crews Pao Mar 2016

Nontraditional Student Risk Factors And Gender As Predictors For Enrollment In College Distance Education, Tammy Crews Pao

Educational Studies Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation was to examine whether nontraditional student age, female gender, and the possession of nontraditional student risk factors predict enrollment in distance education college courses. This dissertation used data from the most recent National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), which consisted of approximately 95,000 undergraduate students who were enrolled in higher education in 2011-2012. The results of a logistic regression analysis indicated that both nontraditional student age and female gender were strong predictors of enrollment in distance education, whereas the number of nontraditional student risk indicators was a partial predictor. As leaders in higher ...


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.


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 ...


A Modified Program Evaluation Of Training For Employer Compliance With Health Insurance Requirements, Joanneandi Davenport Jan 2016

A Modified Program Evaluation Of Training For Employer Compliance With Health Insurance Requirements, Joanneandi Davenport

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A training program was established in the Midwestern United States to help employers understand compliance requirements of the health insurance industry. The purpose of this study was to conduct a modified program evaluation of the effectiveness of Pay or Play, a portion of a larger Benefit Compliance Program. The reason for the evaluation was the high percentage of remediation needed for administrators of employee health insurance following Pay or Play seminar sessions, which posed the question of program effectiveness in education of participants. This study is important because administrators of employee health insurance are responsible for understanding compliance regulations and ...


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.


Relationships Among Adult Student Performance And Satisfaction Variables For One Campus Of A Career University's Mba Programs, Curtis G. Smith Jan 2015

Relationships Among Adult Student Performance And Satisfaction Variables For One Campus Of A Career University's Mba Programs, Curtis G. Smith

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The number of adult learners has grown significantly since World War II, and workplace environments have expanded to embrace many new areas of expertise and knowledge. The expectations of these learners in terms of the courses offered by career universities have become increasingly diverse. University personnel need to find ways that optimize and align courses offered with those expectations. The purpose of this correlational study was to understand the relationships between outcome variables in adult education programs and students' perceptions of the quality of their educational programs. Five historically tracked variables were examined: program GPA, job placement rate, program completion ...


Obtaining Cultural Competency Skills: Perceptions From Supervisors In Higher Education, Veronica Gomez Vilchis Jan 2015

Obtaining Cultural Competency Skills: Perceptions From Supervisors In Higher Education, Veronica Gomez Vilchis

All Master's Theses

A program evaluation was done on the supervisor training at Central Washington University to obtain the perceptions of supervisors on cultural competency. Eighteen supervisors were interviewed. The results demonstrated supervisors’ support of incorporating cultural competency as part of their professional development. However, supervisors indicated the current supervisor training does not give them tools to interact effectively with diverse populations. Implications for including cultural competency skills for supervisors in higher education are discussed.


Veterans Upward Bound: A Federally Funded Trio Program, Preparing Veterans For College At Umass Boston Since 1973, Veterans Upward Bound Program, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2014

Veterans Upward Bound: A Federally Funded Trio Program, Preparing Veterans For College At Umass Boston Since 1973, Veterans Upward Bound Program, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Veterans Upward Bound Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston provides a unique opportunity for men and women veterans of all ages to acquire the academic skills required for entry into higher education and/or to acquire the equivalent of a high school diploma.


Increasing Access To Post-Secondary Education: A Mixed Methods Study Of The Charleston Clemente Program, Mariane A. Doyle Oct 2013

Increasing Access To Post-Secondary Education: A Mixed Methods Study Of The Charleston Clemente Program, Mariane A. Doyle

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

There is an economic gap that favors adults who have higher levels of educational attainment (United States Department of Labor, 2010). With more than 9.3 million Americans over the age of 25 facing unemployment as of June 2012 and over 79% or 7.4 million of those unemployed Americans having attained less than a Bachelor’s degree (U.S. Department of Labor, 2012), the current need for college access measures and programs that address the adult population is an imperative one.

The Charleston Clemente Program provides a tuition-free course in the Humanities to economically-disadvantaged adult students for a total ...


Cyberbullying In Higher Education, Maria A. Minor, Gina S. Smith, Henry Brashen Apr 2013

Cyberbullying In Higher Education, Maria A. Minor, Gina S. Smith, Henry Brashen

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Bullying has extended beyond the schoolyard into online forums in the form of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a growing concern due to the effect on its victims. Current studies focus on grades K–12; however, cyberbullying has entered the world of higher education. The focus of this study was to identify the existence of cyberbullying in higher education, reveal the existence of students bullying instructors, and determine its impact. Three hundred forty-six online instructors from the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs at the school of management at a large online university were surveyed. Of the respondents, 33.8% said they had ...