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Strategic Restructuring In Higher Education: A Case Study Of A Consolidation Of Two Institutions, Claudia D. Lyerly Dec 2017

Strategic Restructuring In Higher Education: A Case Study Of A Consolidation Of Two Institutions, Claudia D. Lyerly

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This in-depth single case study examined the implementation process utilized for the consolidation of two public institutions and the participants’ perceptions five years post-consolidation of the extent to which the original expected outcomes of the consolidation have been achieved. The names of the institutions and participants involved in this case study have been replaced with pseudonyms. The case study adopted both qualitative and quantitative research methods, with the qualitative method having more dominance throughout the study. Three primary sources of data were used: semi-structured interviews, document analysis, and field notes. The data collected from all three sources were coded, analyzed ...


Teachers' Perceptions And Use Of E-Readers, Paulina Kuforiji, Bonita Williams Aug 2017

Teachers' Perceptions And Use Of E-Readers, Paulina Kuforiji, Bonita Williams

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Building Multicultural Competency Through Direct Experiential Contact: An Immersive Case Study Experience, Michael Baltimore Aug 2017

Building Multicultural Competency Through Direct Experiential Contact: An Immersive Case Study Experience, Michael Baltimore

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As American society becomes more diverse, counselor training programs have the responsibility for instilling multicultural competencies for counselors-in-training. Teaching multicultural competency is a requirement in professional counseling training programs through graduate level courses with the content infused throughout the program. In this case study approach, students were asked to immerse themselves within a different culture in order to become more aware of their own cultural values, become aware of other cultures and to learn appropriate relationship skills necessary for building helping relationships. Resulting writing and presentations show an increase in awareness, knowledge and skill for students. Recommendations for including an ...


Informal Advocacy As A Way To Deep Learning: Brief Survey Of Two Undergraduate Classroom Activities, Dean D. Vondras Aug 2017

Informal Advocacy As A Way To Deep Learning: Brief Survey Of Two Undergraduate Classroom Activities, Dean D. Vondras

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To enhance engagement and deepen learning in undergraduate courses that focus on adult development and aging, two informal advocacy classroom activities were created and surveyed. The surveys were brief empirical assessments of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) activities, and contained closed- and open-ended questions. The first study investigated a PBL activity that addressed public policy and health care issues encountered by older adults and their families, and required students to create a detailed advocacy position supporting either the perspective of college students and young adults, or of a special group of older adults (e.g., cognitively impaired, chronically ill, etc). Results from ...


Volume 16 Issue 1 Preliminary Pages, Jennifer Brown Aug 2017

Volume 16 Issue 1 Preliminary Pages, Jennifer Brown

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The Trouble With Test Banks, Harvey Richman, Molly Hrezo Aug 2017

The Trouble With Test Banks, Harvey Richman, Molly Hrezo

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We compared the psychometrics of quiz questions randomly selected from a test bank with the psychometrics of quiz questions the instructor had selected from the bank for quality and modified (if necessary). On multiple psychometric indices, the instructor selected/modified questions were superior to questions randomly selected from the test bank. Most notably, when compared with instructor written/modified questions, randomly selected bank questions were nearly 6.5 times more likely to contain a distractor that drew more responses than the correct answer. Details and implications are discussed.


Elements Of Change, Charles E. Myers Aug 2017

Elements Of Change, Charles E. Myers

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Historically there have been many models of change introduced to attempt to improve student achievement. The purpose of this paper was to explore some of the elements of the change process. The researcher conducted a literature review of several of the leading theorists whose research suggests different factors contribute to the success or failure of adopting change. The research suggests the success or failure of adopting change starts with the leader. The research could assist other scholars to understand the many elements of the change process and the possibility of using a combination of those elements for successful implementation of ...


Reflection On Retention: An Evaluation Study On Minority Students’ Success In An Online Nursing Program, Amanda Hawkins, Elizabeth Frander, Melissa Young, Kaylen Deal Aug 2017

Reflection On Retention: An Evaluation Study On Minority Students’ Success In An Online Nursing Program, Amanda Hawkins, Elizabeth Frander, Melissa Young, Kaylen Deal

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The United States nursing workforce faces a health care challenge for providing culturally competent care to the growing number of racial and ethnic minority groups. According to Gertner et al (2010), cultural competency in health care is defined as providing care to patients with diverse backgrounds to meet the social, cultural and linguistic needs. Research has shown that patients receive a higher level of culturally competent care from nurses who are from their own cultural background. Administrators and faculty working in Schools of Nursing must recognize this important fact and take action to ensure the admissions, progression, and graduation of ...


Effects Of A Collegiate Employee Wellness Program On Participant Perceived Wellness And The Transtheoretical Model Of Change: Voices Of Participants, Amy Jeanette Rogers May 2017

Effects Of A Collegiate Employee Wellness Program On Participant Perceived Wellness And The Transtheoretical Model Of Change: Voices Of Participants, Amy Jeanette Rogers

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With rising costs of healthcare, due to high counts of obesity and chronic diseases, employers are exploring ways to have healthier and more productive employees by implementing wellness programs. Previous studies conducted on wellness programs and physical activity interventions took place at worksites, in the general public or at four-year universities (Butler, Clark, Brulis, Castillo, & Racette, 2015; Haines, et al., 2007; Rongen, et al., 2014a). These intervention programs focused primarily on the physical dimension of wellness to the exclusion of the other dimensions. The purpose of this mixed methods wellness program study was to investigate the effects of an employee wellness program ...


Brown's Useful Guide: Where Theory Becomes Applicable To Classroom Practice, Jennifer L. Brown Jan 2017

Brown's Useful Guide: Where Theory Becomes Applicable To Classroom Practice, Jennifer L. Brown

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Abstracts 2017: Highlights Of Student Research And Creative Endeavors, Columbus State University Jan 2017

Abstracts 2017: Highlights Of Student Research And Creative Endeavors, Columbus State University

Abstracts: Highlights of Student Research and Creative Endeavors

What follows is a collection of abstracts summarizing the scholarship conducted by undergraduates at Columbus State University during the 2016-2017 academic year. These projects highlight undergraduates research in a variety of disciplines, ranging from literary analysis to laboratory based sciences. The abstracts represent many ongoing projects on our campus and catalog those that have been published or presented. This volume begins with projects that have been selected for presentations at national, regional and statewide disciplinary conferences. Among them are several that have garnered awards for outstanding undergraduate scholarship. Projects that have received competitive research grants, including our campus Student Research ...