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Academic Libraries And Use Of Ai Tools For The Creation Of Course Materials, Makayla Wells Feb 2024

Academic Libraries And Use Of Ai Tools For The Creation Of Course Materials, Makayla Wells

2024 R&I Day

This is a poster presentation shared at the 2024 Research and Innovation Day.


Student Loan Debt: Exploring The Economic Influences On Federal Student Loan Default For Students That Attended Public, Two-Year Institutions, Brian Perry Jan 2024

Student Loan Debt: Exploring The Economic Influences On Federal Student Loan Default For Students That Attended Public, Two-Year Institutions, Brian Perry

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

Over the past 30 years, a shift occurred in higher education that saw more of the burden for paying for postsecondary education placed on students. Combined with rising tuition and fees, this has led students to take on increasing amounts of student debt. Despite the historic rise in student loans, surprisingly little attention has focused on those students who default on their student loans. Additionally, the academic literature on student loans has predominately focused on traditional students at four-year institutions, despite the fact that nearly half of all undergraduates attend public two-year institutions. Finally, those studies that include economic factors …


Leadership Strategies And Multi-Frame Thinking Of Rural School Superintendents’ During Periods Of Crisis, Steven J. Moses Jan 2024

Leadership Strategies And Multi-Frame Thinking Of Rural School Superintendents’ During Periods Of Crisis, Steven J. Moses

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Leadership Studies

This dissertation examined the leadership strategies used by rural, public-school superintendents in the Central Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky during and following the flood of 2022 that was considered a natural disaster. The context of this study was framed by a 1 in 1000-year flooding event that devastated school districts and communities in Eastern Kentucky. The geographic boundaries of this study were limited to school districts that were part of counties identified as “Appalachian” by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). In addition, school districts in this study were also identified as rural by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) …


Profiles Of Satisfaction And Frustration Of Undergraduate General Chemistry Students’ Basic Psychological Needs At The Beginning And End Of The Semester, Cara E. Worick Jan 2024

Profiles Of Satisfaction And Frustration Of Undergraduate General Chemistry Students’ Basic Psychological Needs At The Beginning And End Of The Semester, Cara E. Worick

Theses and Dissertations--Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology

The early college years represent an adjustment period characterized by motivational destabilization and academic and career-related uncertainty for many STEM majors (Robinson et al., 2019). Although students who begin college less academically prepared than their peers are at greater risk of struggling in introductory STEM courses, many still struggle in these courses despite adequate academic preparation (Perez et al., 2014). Self-determination theory proposes that motivation, optimal functioning, and psychological well-being occur through the satisfaction, as opposed to the frustration, of three basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness (Ryan & Deci, 2020). Although many studies in educational settings demonstrate …


Autism In Agricultural Education: A Case Study Of An Adolescent With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Their Parent On Career And Technical Education, Grace Miller Jan 2024

Autism In Agricultural Education: A Case Study Of An Adolescent With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Their Parent On Career And Technical Education, Grace Miller

Theses and Dissertations--Community & Leadership Development

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a unique and often misunderstood diagnosis. Little is known about the experiences of adolescents with ASD. As students with ASD graduate high school, many are under- and unemployed. Career and technical education (CTE) in U.S. schools is intended to prepare all students for careers post-secondary. Agricultural education is one of the predominate career clusters within CTE. This qualitative single case study sought to create a platform for both a student and their parent to share their experiences in agricultural education and CTE. Participants were an adolescent with ASD who had taken at least one year …


Exploring The Individual Impact An Appalachian Higher Education Institution Had On Fostering Solidarity, Capacity, And Agency Of Female Appalachian Students Seeking To Improve The Quality Of Life For Themselves And Their Appalachian Communities., Analiese Mitchell Jan 2024

Exploring The Individual Impact An Appalachian Higher Education Institution Had On Fostering Solidarity, Capacity, And Agency Of Female Appalachian Students Seeking To Improve The Quality Of Life For Themselves And Their Appalachian Communities., Analiese Mitchell

Theses and Dissertations--Community & Leadership Development

Appalachian women navigating higher education encounter multifaceted challenges, often confronting marginalization and a lack of representation within academic spaces. This study investigates the experiences of female Appalachian students at Mountain University in Kentucky, aiming to shed light on their journey and the university's impact on their lives and communities. Drawing on qualitative data from interviews, the research explores themes of solidarity, capacity, agency, and Quality of Life. Findings reveal a robust sense of solidarity among Appalachian peers and faculty, fostering a supportive environment conducive to personal and academic growth. Participants express opportunities to engage with their communities positively, contributing to …


The Co-Curriculum Of College Student Employment: Perspectives From Supervising Practitioners, Brittany Begley Wildman Jan 2024

The Co-Curriculum Of College Student Employment: Perspectives From Supervising Practitioners, Brittany Begley Wildman

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

College student employees are not only serving the overall mission of their institutions, but also developing career readiness skills through daily interactions while at work. In this study, I explore the perceptions of the supervisors of student employees as both managers and student affairs professionals. Through one-on-one interviews with supervisors, discussing their interactions with students, I explore the implicit and explicit curricula they provide to their students using a curriculum analysis framework. I then compare the resulting learning outcomes against those identified in industry standards. The supervisors described supporting student employees' personal development during the student employment experience as well …


Improving Dental Students' Knowledge And Confidence In Treating Tobacco Use, Victoria Pierce Jan 2024

Improving Dental Students' Knowledge And Confidence In Treating Tobacco Use, Victoria Pierce

DNP Projects

Background: Tobacco use can lead to numerous chronic health conditions. Healthcare professionals in the dental field are in a unique position to broach this issue with patients. Research shows that dental students do not feel equipped to provide tobacco cessation care, citing lack of education on the subject among their top reasons for this.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to evaluate changes in dental students’ knowledge and confidence related to treating tobacco use after participation in an educational intervention about the 5A’s, behavioral counseling, and first-line prescription medications.

Methods: This quality improvement initiative utilized a quasi-experimental survey design …


It’S About Time: Gaining Insights From Turnaround Time Metrics, Julia Zappi, Christopher Perkins Jan 2024

It’S About Time: Gaining Insights From Turnaround Time Metrics, Julia Zappi, Christopher Perkins

Research Analytics Summit 2024

Rutgers University is a R1 Research Institution with $929M in Sponsored Research funding in FY 2023 and $747M in Research Expenditures in 2022 as per the HERD survey. Since forming in 2019, the Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence team within the Office for Research has grown to three members, all with the mission of providing accurate and timely data about the Rutgers research enterprise for both internal leadership and decision makers across the university.

The Office for Research leadership was receiving complaints from the field about sponsored research awards taking too long to be set up. The Data, Analytics and …


Leveraging Herd Data To Understand Institutions’ Competitive Edge, Growth Potential, And Strategic Collaborations, Hanin Alhaddad, Joshua Roney Jan 2024

Leveraging Herd Data To Understand Institutions’ Competitive Edge, Growth Potential, And Strategic Collaborations, Hanin Alhaddad, Joshua Roney

Research Analytics Summit 2024

This presentation delves into understanding institutional strengths, weaknesses, and areas of growth potential within the landscape of higher education. Leveraging data from the Higher Education Research (HERD) survey, we analyze research expenditures in ten broad scientific fields and forty sub-detailed research fields across higher educational institutes in the United States. We utilize macro and microeconomics methodologies to analyze and identify research specializations by institution, along with research fields exhibiting high growth potential. This comprehensive approach aims to offer valuable insights for strategic planning, fostering smart collaborations, and guiding investments to nurture growth within an institution.


Evaluating A Pi Policy With Data, Lori Ann M. Schultz Jan 2024

Evaluating A Pi Policy With Data, Lori Ann M. Schultz

Research Analytics Summit 2024

At our organizations, policies are often implemented then never reviewed again. We often don’t know why the policy existed in the first place. In this session, we will discuss how the data we already collect can be used to evaluate existing policies, proposed policies, and potential changes. We will walk through an example of how a proposed institutional policy was examined through the use of data on research proposals and awards, and answer the question “Do we really need this policy?” Bring your examples to talk through options for policy evaluation!


Co-Authorship Maps To Support Leadership Selection, Robert Hc Chen Jan 2024

Co-Authorship Maps To Support Leadership Selection, Robert Hc Chen

Research Analytics Summit 2024

VOSViewer co-authorship mapping is a powerful tool typically used for analyzing research collaboration. Users provide publication data and VOSViewer produces a map where authors are plotted on a 2-dimensional map based on how often they are in the author lists of the same publication.

In this presentation, I propose a series of tweaks to the input data that can leverage co-authorship maps to support leadership selection based on how often candidates co-author papers with their institutional peers and some of the attributes of these papers. I will suggest how best to interpret the resulting maps and address the major assumptions …


The Role Of Ai In Research, Robert Pilgrim Jan 2024

The Role Of Ai In Research, Robert Pilgrim

Research Analytics Summit 2024

General discussion session about how you at your institution are using or trying to deploy AI within research administration. This will be an informal discussion session.


Ramp Research Analytics Mentorship Program, Andrea Christelle, Lou Hurst, Baron Wolf Jan 2024

Ramp Research Analytics Mentorship Program, Andrea Christelle, Lou Hurst, Baron Wolf

Research Analytics Summit 2024

No abstract provided.


Building Research Collaboration Networks: Leveraging Sponsored Research Data, Robert Pilgrim Jan 2024

Building Research Collaboration Networks: Leveraging Sponsored Research Data, Robert Pilgrim

Research Analytics Summit 2024

Discover how to transform standard research award/proposal reports into dynamic visualizations of your research collaborations using Microsoft Power BI and custom visuals. This session guides you through creating interactive networks to visualize your research community. While we'll touch on network analysis, detailed statistical discussions are beyond the scope of this session. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and their data, although dummy data will be available. We'll cover data loading and transformation in Microsoft Power BI, employing custom visuals for network generation, and we will explore practical applications of research networks. Please download Microsoft Power BI Desktop beforehand if …


Introduction To Research Administrations Dashboards Using Tableau, Alex Wagner Jan 2024

Introduction To Research Administrations Dashboards Using Tableau, Alex Wagner

Research Analytics Summit 2024

This session will present on how to develop basic research administration dashboards using Tableau. A sample research administration dataset will be provided in Excel for anyone who would like to work along. Using that data set the presenter will show step by step how to import the data into Tableau and how to create basic worksheets and dashboards. Calculations and filters will be shown also. Attendees should download a trial version of Tableau the same week as the conference if they would like to work along the presenter.


Successfully Implementing Research Analytics And Dashboards Without Scaring Or Scarring Anyone!, Alex Wagner Jan 2024

Successfully Implementing Research Analytics And Dashboards Without Scaring Or Scarring Anyone!, Alex Wagner

Research Analytics Summit 2024

The use of data and analytics in the field of research administration remains in explorations stages for many, if not most, higher education institutions. That is evidenced not only by the great demand and attendance seen for such sessions at NCURA’s Annual Meetings in 2022 and 2023, but also via prior research. This presentation will highlight the efforts implementing data-informed decision making based on research administration metrics, analytics, and dashboard examples. Emphasis will be placed on that you can’t manage what you can’t measure. The data analytics team at Emory supports all visions of our research administration leadership. Challenges, pain …


Introduction To Descriptive Research Administration Statistics Using Excel, Alex Wagner Jan 2024

Introduction To Descriptive Research Administration Statistics Using Excel, Alex Wagner

Research Analytics Summit 2024

This session is a basic introduction to descriptive statistics for research administration professionals. No worries! Excel will be used throughout, nothing will be calculated by hand. Averages (means), medians, standard deviations, correlations and other basic statistical concepts will be explained using only research administration data as context. A sample research administration data set will be provided and Excel will be used to analyze the data. Some sample charts and best practices in creating these charts will also be shown. Again using Excel. This is the perfect session for anyone in research administration whose roles include analyzing data using descriptive statistics. …


Bridging The Gap For Research Analytics: Fostering Collaboration Between Research Administration, Institutional Research, Enterprise It, And Research Computing In Higher Education, Ashley Stauffer, Paulina Krys Jan 2024

Bridging The Gap For Research Analytics: Fostering Collaboration Between Research Administration, Institutional Research, Enterprise It, And Research Computing In Higher Education, Ashley Stauffer, Paulina Krys

Research Analytics Summit 2024

Institutions of Higher Education are complex matrixed organizations that require collaboration across silos. Research Administration, Institutional Research, Enterprise IT, and Research Computing are important areas to leverage when building a research analytics program. Across these units, our work can look very different, and we likely have different mental models for how we think about and approach work. This can make cross-functional communication and collaboration difficult. This presentation will provide a mental model for working in higher education research analytics, discuss critical players, and how to get work moving forward. Finally, we will provide a list of key ingredients to consider …


Welcome Address, Baron Wolf Jan 2024

Welcome Address, Baron Wolf

Research Analytics Summit 2024

No abstract provided.


Using Agency Data For Research Development, Lou Hurst Jan 2024

Using Agency Data For Research Development, Lou Hurst

Research Analytics Summit 2024

This session will explore ways to locate, analyze, and present sponsor-provided data to guide research development. Individual investigators, who may be proposing to a funder for the first time, often want to know about funding success rates, as well as more nuanced insight into the kinds of projects agencies tend to favor. They may also benefit from insight into changing workforce demographics and career trajectories in their discipline. At the departmental and institutional level, leadership seeks information about trends in funding availability and mechanisms, and in patterns of grants made, to better position themselves for these opportunities. As a research …


Finding And Hiring A Research Analyst Unicorn, Hansa Magee, Nick Bilyk Jan 2024

Finding And Hiring A Research Analyst Unicorn, Hansa Magee, Nick Bilyk

Research Analytics Summit 2024

As more data analytics programs pop up, we see graduates with these degrees and certificates in our applicant pool. However, the analyst that works in higher ed administration is not like a data scientist that looks for biomarkers in genomic data or the programmer that writes in R all day. What are the skills needed for this job? What exactly is this job that we are hiring for? Should managers prioritize applicants with analytics certificates? Or is experience with sponsored projects more important? We (your presenters) don’t have perfect answers but we (the collective conference attendees) can come up with …


Data Governance And Stewardship 101, Lori Ann M. Schultz Jan 2024

Data Governance And Stewardship 101, Lori Ann M. Schultz

Research Analytics Summit 2024

This session will be an introductory conversation to understand the fundamentals of data governance and stewardship. Attendees will be introduced to the core principles of data governance and the role of data stewards. We will talk about strategies for governance and stewardship at your institution, and how to work within roles and frameworks that may already exist at your institution. We’ll also talk about how to build this framework and external considerations you need to consider.


Evaluating A High School Mrsa Prevention Program: A Case Study, Jamie Henning Jan 2024

Evaluating A High School Mrsa Prevention Program: A Case Study, Jamie Henning

Theses and Dissertations--Public Health (M.P.H. & Dr.P.H.)

MRSA poses a significant health risk to athletes nationwide. This case study examines the application of an online training module to address knowledge gaps regarding Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among key decision-makers for high school athletes. It reviews the development and initial evaluation of a web-based training program designed to empower decision-makers with the knowledge to prevent MRSA infection and respond to suspected cases. Program evaluation recommended expanding the training module to wrestling staff with improved evaluation methods while continuing implementation and effectiveness assessment for the football staff. Despite initial data quality limitations, the online training module evaluation offered valuable …


Investigating The Impact Of Leaderboards, Badges, And Ebucks On High School English Language Learners’ Cognitive Engagement, Self-Efficacy And Intrinsic Motivation Toward Reading In English, Omar J. Almamoori Jan 2024

Investigating The Impact Of Leaderboards, Badges, And Ebucks On High School English Language Learners’ Cognitive Engagement, Self-Efficacy And Intrinsic Motivation Toward Reading In English, Omar J. Almamoori

Theses and Dissertations--Curriculum and Instruction

This study examines the impact of gamification elements, in particular leaderboards, badges, and eBucks, on the cognitive engagement (CE), intrinsic motivation (IM), and self-efficacy (SE) of English Language Learners (ELLs) at a high school in the Southeastern United States. The investigation, conducted during optional weekly readings, utilizes a mixed methods design to investigate the effects of gamification on ELLs' learning experiences. Through pre-post surveys and semi-structured interviews, data was collected to assess the gamified intervention's impact. Utilizing a one-way covariate analysis (ANCOVA) in IBM SPSS Statistics (version 29), the study evaluates the effect of gamification while controlling for grade, gender, …


The Impact Of Dual Credit Participation On Graduation & Excess Hours, Erin Mulligan-Nguyen Jan 2024

The Impact Of Dual Credit Participation On Graduation & Excess Hours, Erin Mulligan-Nguyen

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

The interest and participation in dual credit programs and courses has grown over the past several decades, especially within Texas; however, there is a lack of research that shows how the participation in dual credit programs and courses has impacted leading and lagging student success metrics once they enroll at a post-secondary institution.

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact dual credit participation had on six-year graduation rates and exceeding excess hours at a public four-year regional university in South Texas. The researcher used a non-experimental quantitative study with ex-post facto student data. The study examined leading …


Improving Nutrition Screening Practice In The Hospitalized Heart Failure Patient Population, Amanda J. Bourgeois Jan 2024

Improving Nutrition Screening Practice In The Hospitalized Heart Failure Patient Population, Amanda J. Bourgeois

DNP Projects

Background: Heart Failure is a disease known to affect nearly 6.5 million adults in the United States. Characterized by recurrent hospitalizations, heart failure significantly contributes to morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs in the United States and worldwide. Because malnutrition is prevalent in the heart failure population, healthcare providers must perform nutritional assessments on admission to intervene in the case of malnutrition, prevent deterioration, and improve patient prognosis. Without intervention and early identification of malnutrition, heart failure hospitalizations will remain a significant problem.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of an evidence-based educational program for cardiac …


The Influence Of Independent Secondary School Heads On Shaping Organizational Culture, Ian D. Macphail Jan 2024

The Influence Of Independent Secondary School Heads On Shaping Organizational Culture, Ian D. Macphail

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Leadership Studies

This dissertation examined the experiences and connections between head of school leadership and culture in small, independent boarding schools in New England. This study was the result of the participation of eight heads of school from eight separate institutions, engaging in semi-structured interviews. All of the schools were secular in their practice, all-gender, and had a formal dormitory-based boarding program. Each school enrolled 400 or fewer students, focusing the impact of these leaders on a tighter, interactional lens. This study explored a relatively under-researched area of K-12 education and used exploratory, qualitative methods to gather the stories of these formal …


Distributed Leadership In International Schools Across The Asia Pacific: A Sequential Explanatory Study, Robert A. Appino Jan 2024

Distributed Leadership In International Schools Across The Asia Pacific: A Sequential Explanatory Study, Robert A. Appino

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Leadership Studies

This explanatory study examined how distributed leadership is practiced in international schools. This included looking at principals’ readiness to practice a distributed perspective of leadership, how they practice leadership, the opportunities for teacher leadership, and the relationship between distributed leadership practices and school innovation and improvement. Principals have increasingly adopted distributed leadership, sharing responsibilities with others, in response to COVID-19 (Azorin, Harris, & Jones, 2020). However, this response was not by design but to survive (Harris & Jones, 2020). The demands of the pandemic left leaders stretched more than ever, and adopting distributed leadership practices was essential (Harris & Jones, …


Child Language And Happiness Behaviors: Evaluating The Effects Of Caregiver Coaching, Ashlen Grubbs Jan 2024

Child Language And Happiness Behaviors: Evaluating The Effects Of Caregiver Coaching, Ashlen Grubbs

Theses and Dissertations--Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education

Caregivers of young children who have or are at risk for disabilities may struggle supporting their child’s language development. This study used a tailored rapid coaching intervention to teach a caregiver different naturalistic language interventions that can be used with their child during play. Evidence-based naturalistic skills for increasing child communication were chosen to teach the caregiver based on baseline levels of skills. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored RCI (training and coaching) with caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. Like other studies, this study involved evaluating child-level communication but extended child measures …