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Training Interns In Nutrition And Dietetics: A Cross-Sectional Study Of The Barriers And Motivators To Being A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Preceptor, Andrea M. Hutchins, Donna M. Winham, Jinette P. Fellows, Michelle M. Heer May 2021

Training Interns In Nutrition And Dietetics: A Cross-Sectional Study Of The Barriers And Motivators To Being A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Preceptor, Andrea M. Hutchins, Donna M. Winham, Jinette P. Fellows, Michelle M. Heer

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

Background

As is common across the health professions, training of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) requires experiential learning for interns/students to gain skills and demonstrate entry-level competency. Preceptors are essential to the experiential learning component of health care professional training, providing supervision and mentoring as students and interns gain the skills required for entry-level practice competency. Over the past 27 years, 47–73% of applicants to dietetic internships have received a placement. Practitioners willing to volunteer as preceptors are needed to generate more internship or experiential learning opportunities for the profession to continue to meet workforce demands.

Methods

The objective ...


Assessing Youth Safety Knowledge Through The Agriculture Experience Tracker (Aet), Scott W. Smalley, Dustin K. Perry, Rebecca G. Lawver, Michael L. Pate, Alyx Shultz, Roger Hanagriff, Clay Ewell Jan 2021

Assessing Youth Safety Knowledge Through The Agriculture Experience Tracker (Aet), Scott W. Smalley, Dustin K. Perry, Rebecca G. Lawver, Michael L. Pate, Alyx Shultz, Roger Hanagriff, Clay Ewell

Agricultural Education and Studies Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this study was to assess high school agricultural education youth safety knowledge. The target population consisted of high school agricultural education youth, ages 14-19 years, who were enrolled in School Based Agricultural Education programs that utilized the AET agricultural safety exam feature between the dates of May 2019 and June 2020 (N=1478). The safety knowledge questions were randomly generated from the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program instructor curriculum resources. The exam consisted of 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions with one point being awarded for each correct answer and covered topics such as safety ...


Tractor And Machinery Instructor Training: Impact Of Sequential Professional Development, Rebecca G. Lawver, Michael L. Pate, Scott W. Smalley, Dustin K. Perry, Alyx Shultz Jan 2021

Tractor And Machinery Instructor Training: Impact Of Sequential Professional Development, Rebecca G. Lawver, Michael L. Pate, Scott W. Smalley, Dustin K. Perry, Alyx Shultz

Agricultural Education and Studies Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

Vocational and technical education programs continue to play a pivotal role in the development of workers‘ occupational safety and health skills in all industries (Schulte et al., 2005). The Agricultural Safety Education Initiative was first conducted in the summer of 2017 as a multiple year “Train the Trainer” program to improve teachers‘ tractor and machinery knowledge. The training was organized around the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operations Program (NSTMOP) Curriculum (Pate et al., 2019). The agricultural safety education training was offered again during the summers of 2018 and 2019. Each seminar focused training activities on a specific safety theme ...


The Development Of A Blended Education Course For Individuals To Establish A Self-Sufficient Small Farm Or Acreage, Christa Lynn Hartsook Jan 2020

The Development Of A Blended Education Course For Individuals To Establish A Self-Sufficient Small Farm Or Acreage, Christa Lynn Hartsook

Creative Components

This document details an Extension program developed by Christa Hartsook, graduate student in Agricultural Education and Studies, for the fulfillment of her master’s degree. The Homegrown Lifestyle course trains acreage owners how to manage their acreages, grow food for themselves and perhaps provide a supplemental income. This program is also beneficial to those residents who desire to live on an acreage, but lack an agriculture upbringing to know best management practices for common agricultural challenges on a small farm.


Engaging Adult Learners In Extension Programming, Brooke Thelen Jan 2019

Engaging Adult Learners In Extension Programming, Brooke Thelen

Creative Components

Extension staff and faculty generally come to their Extension careers with technical content knowledge and lack the skills necessary for engaging the adult learner, thus a need arises for educational tools on engaging adult learners for Extension. A brief overview of Extension history followed by a literature review focused on andragogy, Extension education methods, and various educational activities and methods provides the basis of the project. The results of the literature review produced four tools adult educators can use to add variety to adult education programs and further engage adult learners. The products, quick start guides to a flipped classroom ...


Effects Of Preseason Concussion Education On Self-Reported Likelihood And Confidence In Concussion Reporting, Dana Edward Cash Jan 2019

Effects Of Preseason Concussion Education On Self-Reported Likelihood And Confidence In Concussion Reporting, Dana Edward Cash

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Around three million concussions happen in the United States from sport and recreational activity alone, and it is estimated 50% of concussions go undiagnosed. Collegiate athletes have been found to not report their symptoms of concussion mainly because they felt their symptoms were not severe enough and they did not think there were any long-term consequences from continuing to play. This study attempts to find if preseason concussion education for collegiate hockey players and club athletes changes their perceptions about concussions, and if these changes are maintained after returning to sport/competition. This study used three identical surveys over three ...


Transdisciplinary Graduate Training In Predictive Plant Phenomics, Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill, Theodore J. Heindel, Patrick S. Schnable, Stephanie J. Strong, Jill Wittrock, Mary E. Losch, Julie A. Dickerson May 2018

Transdisciplinary Graduate Training In Predictive Plant Phenomics, Carolyn J. Lawrence-Dill, Theodore J. Heindel, Patrick S. Schnable, Stephanie J. Strong, Jill Wittrock, Mary E. Losch, Julie A. Dickerson

Mechanical Engineering Publications

Novel methods to increase crop productivity are required to meet anticipated demands for food, feed, fiber, and fuel. It is becoming feasible to use modern sensors and data analysis techniques for predicting plant growth and productivity based on genomic, phenotypic, and environmental data. To design and construct crops that deliver desired traits requires trained personnel with scientific and engineering expertise as well as a variety of “soft” skills. To address these needs at Iowa State University, we developed a graduate specialization called “Predictive Plant Phenomics” (P3). Although some of our experiences may be unique, many of the specialization’s principles ...


Agriculture Study Abroad Program To Poland, Jacek A. Koziel Jul 2015

Agriculture Study Abroad Program To Poland, Jacek A. Koziel

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The Technology Travel Course (TSM 496) is an elective course that meets the university-wide international perspectives requirement. The course has a curricular home in the department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), Iowa State University (ISU). It enables instructors to develop and offer a study abroad program structured as a faculty-led trip abroad. This course is also an excellent opportunity for students to learn/compare technology concepts and applications in an international context that is encouraged by the ABE External Advisory Board. The objectives of this paper are to (1) Review the application of TSM 496 to Ag Study Abroad ...


Administration Of Team-Based Senior Capstone Course: Lessons Learned And Future Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher Jul 2015

Administration Of Team-Based Senior Capstone Course: Lessons Learned And Future Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Senior capstone courses provide an important mechanism for students to integrate and apply technical knowledge and skills they have acquired in previous coursework. Additionally, students are required to master a variety of professional skills, including teamwork, unstructured task completion, and project management to facilitate successful completion of a capstone course. Faculty also play an important role in the success of capstone courses. Sourcing and grading projects are common challenges for instructors. This paper will outline the challenges and best practices learned in the development and implementation of a senior-level capstone course in agricultural engineering technology, based on qualitative data gathered ...


Strengthening Senior Technology Capstone Course Experience For Agricultural And Industrial Technology Students, Lloyd D. Snell, Jacek A. Koziel Jul 2015

Strengthening Senior Technology Capstone Course Experience For Agricultural And Industrial Technology Students, Lloyd D. Snell, Jacek A. Koziel

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The Technology Capstone I/II are required Agricultural Systems Technology and Industrial Technology courses at Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), Iowa State University to prepare students for workplace application of learned practices. Instructors are challenged to create a strong and rigorous learning experience in the final year of a typical degree program. Past experiences with Technology Capstone course weaknesses could be summarized as follows: (1) projects were often "made-up" problems, i.e., contrived to meet academic requirements, lacking real-world business client and associated professional/business-world expectations, (2) student engagement was low and affecting other team members, and (3) instructors lacked ...


A Proposed Model For Designing Children's Health-Focused Serious Games, Whitley R. Kemble Jan 2014

A Proposed Model For Designing Children's Health-Focused Serious Games, Whitley R. Kemble

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Rising incidence of chronic health problems among children demands greater consideration of children as primary users of health learning materials. Current formats of this information may not be suitable format for their needs. Video games present a more viable option for understanding complex health concepts underlying such conditions. Serious games in particular may fill this need, however there are few resources specific to the design of health-focused serious games. Learning, gameplay, and usability are all important components of serious gaming. A thorough analysis of 12 models used in each of these disciplines guided development of a new 15-point model, which ...


Extension Program Needs By Farmers In Tanzania: A Descriptive Study, Kabura James Philip Jan 2014

Extension Program Needs By Farmers In Tanzania: A Descriptive Study, Kabura James Philip

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The agricultural sector in Tanzania is the backbone of economic and social development of her citizens who's liveli-hood depends on this sector for more than seventy five percent of the economy. Until significant efforts are undertaken to the make the agricultural sector move forward, Tanzania will lag behind in food security and abject poverty alleviation. Strengthening agricultural extension services is paramount for attainment of genuine economic growth in the country and sub-Saharan Africa as a whole.

This descriptive study explored the extent to which Extension Programs meet farmer needs in the Ngorongoro district of Tanzania. The main objectives of ...


Why They Leave: Understanding Student Attrition From Engineering Majors, Brandi N. Geisinger, D. Raj Raman Jan 2013

Why They Leave: Understanding Student Attrition From Engineering Majors, Brandi N. Geisinger, D. Raj Raman

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

A large number of students leave engineering majors prior to graduation despite efforts to increase retention rates. To improve retention rates in engineering programs, the reasons why students leave engineering must be determined. In this paper, we review the literature on attrition from engineering programs to identify the breadth of factors that contribute to students’ decisions to leave. Fifty studies on student attrition from engineering programs were included in the primary part of this literature review. In the second half of the work, an additional twenty-five studies that focused on methods of increasing student retention, were examined. Six broad factors ...


Academic Game Development: Practices And Design Strategies For Creating Stem Games, Mark Edwin Stenerson Jan 2012

Academic Game Development: Practices And Design Strategies For Creating Stem Games, Mark Edwin Stenerson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In the last decade, there has been an increase in legislation and funding that aims to get students in the United States interested in fields involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to keep the United States competitive with other countries in these important academic areas. However, making these topics interesting and engaging to students has been challenging. A 2010 report by the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology concluded that schools in the United States lack passionate teachers and adequate tools to teach these subjects. Due to these deficiencies, ``too many American students conclude early ...


Understanding And Acceptance Of Biological Evolution And The Nature Of Science: Studies On University Faculty, Justin William Rice Jan 2012

Understanding And Acceptance Of Biological Evolution And The Nature Of Science: Studies On University Faculty, Justin William Rice

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

There are serious problems with biological evolution education. Since the time of Darwin resistance has existed to the idea that biological evolution via natural selection occurs. America has seen more than its fair share of opposition, particularly in recent history. From Scopes to Dover the teaching of biological evolution has been under attack. Most recently foes of biological evolution have argued that intelligent design (ID) is a valid scientific alternative. Those that suggest this hold fundamentally incorrect concepts of the nature of science (NOS), which has been shown to be a factor related to knowledge and acceptance of biological evolution ...


Farmer, Agent, And Specialist Perspectives On Preferences For Learning Among Today's Farmers, Nancy K. Franz, Fred Piercy, Joseph Donaldson, Johnnie Westbrook, Robert Richard Jun 2010

Farmer, Agent, And Specialist Perspectives On Preferences For Learning Among Today's Farmers, Nancy K. Franz, Fred Piercy, Joseph Donaldson, Johnnie Westbrook, Robert Richard

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

Few studies have examined the types of educational delivery methods preferred by farmers (Eckert & Bell, 2005; Eckert & Bell, 2006). The research project reported here explored the preferred learning methods of farmers in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia. Data on learning methods collected directly from farmers were compared with preferred teaching methods of Extension agents and specialists. The findings should shape agent and specialist perspectives on appropriate educational delivery methods when educating farmers and working towards farmer adoption of new practices.


Early Field Experiences In Agricultural Teacher Education, Michael S. Retallick Jan 2005

Early Field Experiences In Agricultural Teacher Education, Michael S. Retallick

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this dissertation was to describe the nature of early field experience (EFE) in agricultural teacher education programs nationally. The dissertation was divided into three papers. The first paper was a descriptive census study of all active agricultural teacher education programs (N=82). The results of the study provide a general profile of EFE in agricultural teacher education. EFE is a required component of teacher education and offered multiples times. The requirements include completing the experience within agricultural education, a minimum number of contact hours, and minimum number of lessons planned and taught. Placement restrictions and minimum ...


An Evaluative Study Of A Cross-Cultural Learning Community, Oksana Oksana Jan 2000

An Evaluative Study Of A Cross-Cultural Learning Community, Oksana Oksana

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44989692


The Effects Of A Residential Learning Community On First-Semester Biological Science Freshman At A Traditional Land-Grant University, Stephanie L. Hamilton Jan 1997

The Effects Of A Residential Learning Community On First-Semester Biological Science Freshman At A Traditional Land-Grant University, Stephanie L. Hamilton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Comfort Level And Computer Anxiety In Teachers After A Computer And Internet Workshop, Caryl Louise Bender Jan 1997

Comfort Level And Computer Anxiety In Teachers After A Computer And Internet Workshop, Caryl Louise Bender

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38469690


The Impact Of Cohort Group Membership On Preservice Teachers, Gayle Leslie Huey Jan 1996

The Impact Of Cohort Group Membership On Preservice Teachers, Gayle Leslie Huey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Teachers' Perceptions Of The Educational Needs Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Students, Tamera Tamera Jo Juveland Jan 1996

Teachers' Perceptions Of The Educational Needs Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Students, Tamera Tamera Jo Juveland

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35578933


Relationship Between Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy And Their Perception Of Instructional Leadership Behaviors, Kathryn Blair Elliott Jan 1993

Relationship Between Teachers' Sense Of Efficacy And Their Perception Of Instructional Leadership Behaviors, Kathryn Blair Elliott

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Predicting Iowa State University's Success Or Failure In Retaining African-American Students Through Graduation, John David Henderson Jan 1993

Predicting Iowa State University's Success Or Failure In Retaining African-American Students Through Graduation, John David Henderson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31338976


Special Education Teachers' Perception About Collaborative Consultation, Isbelia Teresa Arzola Jan 1993

Special Education Teachers' Perception About Collaborative Consultation, Isbelia Teresa Arzola

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Student-Institution Fit And Student Satisfaction Within The College Of Business At Iowa State University, Rachel Sue Baron-Hanson Jan 1993

Student-Institution Fit And Student Satisfaction Within The College Of Business At Iowa State University, Rachel Sue Baron-Hanson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Factors That Contribute To The Academic Achievement Of African American Freshmen At Iowa State University, Yasan Jones Jan 1993

A Study Of Factors That Contribute To The Academic Achievement Of African American Freshmen At Iowa State University, Yasan Jones

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Academic Class Level And Gender On Selected Variables Of Nonpersisting Students, Maureen Deisinger Jan 1993

The Effect Of Academic Class Level And Gender On Selected Variables Of Nonpersisting Students, Maureen Deisinger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Educational Quality In Iowa High Schools Following Reorganization Or Whole-Grade Sharing, Jyll Johnson Miner Jan 1993

Perceptions Of Educational Quality In Iowa High Schools Following Reorganization Or Whole-Grade Sharing, Jyll Johnson Miner

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Relationships Among Freshman Background Characteristic Variables, Misconceptions About Major And Satisfaction With Major Area Of Study, Abel Gitau Mugenda Jan 1993

Relationships Among Freshman Background Characteristic Variables, Misconceptions About Major And Satisfaction With Major Area Of Study, Abel Gitau Mugenda

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.