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Empowering Your Students’ Agency Through Ungrading Practices, Robyn Hartman, Linda Feldstein, Janet Stramel Feb 2024

Empowering Your Students’ Agency Through Ungrading Practices, Robyn Hartman, Linda Feldstein, Janet Stramel

Forsyth Library Faculty Publications

Ungrading emphasizes formative feedback over summative judgment, promoting intrinsic motivation and student agency. While implementing ungrading requires effort, the benefit to students and teachers is significant.


Community Of Inquiry: Designing Quality Online Instruction For Special Educator Preparation, Haidee Jackson, Sohyun Yang Feb 2024

Community Of Inquiry: Designing Quality Online Instruction For Special Educator Preparation, Haidee Jackson, Sohyun Yang

Advanced Education Programs Faculty Publications

Online education programs are on the rise and institutions of higher learning are utilizing Learning Management Systems (LMS) to facilitate online learning. The Community of Inquiry (CoI; Garrison et al., 1999) framework identifies three categories of cognitive presence, social presence, and teaching presence to guide the development of online instruction and has been adopted by numerous institutions of higher learning. This article identifies instructional strategies conducive to the design of online presence using the CoI framework to ensure quality learning experiences in online special educator preparation programs. We address some of the features of LMS system tools present in Canvas …


Are State Comprehensive Institutions Prepared For Ai? Not Yet., Brent J. Goertzen, Brett L. Whitaker, Donnette J. Noble, Justin Greenleaf, Ryan D. Olsen Feb 2024

Are State Comprehensive Institutions Prepared For Ai? Not Yet., Brent J. Goertzen, Brett L. Whitaker, Donnette J. Noble, Justin Greenleaf, Ryan D. Olsen

Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has profound implications for higher education and teaching and learning. The present study, conducted at a state, comprehensive university (SCU) is the US Midwest, evaluated how effective faculty in a leadership focused program are at differentiating between human or AI-generated content. Participants reviewed 12 “student assignments” representing short answer essays, and completed the following tasks: 1) evaluated the assignment on three dimensions of the grading rubric; 2) assigned a percent grade; 3) indicated whether it was human or AI-generated; and 4) provided a rationale for their selection.

Evolving technologies like ChatGPT and other LLMS …


From Workshop To Wind Turbines: Inspiring Middle School Stem Education, Janet Stramel, Paul Adams Dec 2023

From Workshop To Wind Turbines: Inspiring Middle School Stem Education, Janet Stramel, Paul Adams

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

This initiative was the result of a grant provided by the Kansas NASA Space Grant Consortium (KSGC). Middle school teachers (grades 6-8) in western Kansas actively engaged in a workshop designed to broaden their understanding of wind energy, solar power, and the power grid, aiming to enhance their students' proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through the incorporation of the Next Generation Science Standards Disciplinary Core Ideas related to earth and space science, along with the integration of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and the practical applications of science education activities developed by the NASA Science Mission Directorate, …


Reading Perceptions Of Intrinsically Motivated High School Juniors, Judy Henning, Sherry R. Crow Nov 2023

Reading Perceptions Of Intrinsically Motivated High School Juniors, Judy Henning, Sherry R. Crow

Advanced Education Programs Faculty Publications

Studies show pleasure reading results in academic benefits but declines between elementary and secondary years. The question addressed is “what are the experiences in the lives of juniors (aged 16-18) that foster intrinsic motivation to read for pleasure?” Juniors from four mid-western U.S. schools with varied ethnic and socio-economic profiles were identified as highly and distinctly intrinsically motivated for pleasure reading. Interviews revealed participants excelled academically and had family members who were readers. They read to escape stress, occupy time, and investigate careers. Rarely reading for rewards, they were “opportunistic readers.” Relationships with librarians were important in finding good books …


Vignettes Expose Undergraduates’ Perceptions Of Consent And Sexual Assault: Implications For Sexual Assault Education, April N. Terry, Mackenzie Orchard Esq., Vivian Aranda-Hughes Oct 2023

Vignettes Expose Undergraduates’ Perceptions Of Consent And Sexual Assault: Implications For Sexual Assault Education, April N. Terry, Mackenzie Orchard Esq., Vivian Aranda-Hughes

Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research

Under Title IX and the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter, universities were reminded of their obligation to educate, prevent, and respond to sexual assaults and other forms of gender-based violence. The current study used a survey packet including a Rape Myth Acceptance scale, questions about related education, and a scale rating participants’ level of confidence on seven vignettes. The sample indicated participants were more likely to recognize whether consent was given than they were to recognize whether the vignette met legal standards for sexual assault. The results can provide universities with information to better individualize their sexual assault prevention efforts.


Hammer Throwing - Countering Dynamics, Andreas Maheras May 2023

Hammer Throwing - Countering Dynamics, Andreas Maheras

Track and Field Faculty Publications

During a hammer throw, the athlete first rotates the hammer two or three times around his body while keeping both feet on the ground. Following, the athlete attempts to increase the speed of the hammer by turning three or four times together with it, as one system, while being in double and single support alternately. During the turns, as the throw progresses and the speed of the athlete+hammer system increases, the athlete will be "countering" the hammer to maintain an optimum balance of the system. He can do this by employing two methods, a) countering with the "hips" which involves …


Trauma-Informed Court, April Terry, Ziwei Qi Apr 2023

Trauma-Informed Court, April Terry, Ziwei Qi

SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days

Trauma-informed practices recognize the widespread impact of trauma on individuals and the need to deliver services that avoid re-traumatization. In the context of the mainstream court system, trauma-informed care is crucial for ensuring that individuals who have experienced trauma are treated with compassion and understanding. Trauma-informed care can help court officials recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma, including the triggers that can cause individuals to experience distress, anxiety, or other mental health challenges, and take steps to address those triggers. The purpose of this research is to map the degree and extent of trauma-informed practices in two judicial districts …


Climatic Impact Of Cross-Timber Production And Ecosystem Services On Profit Efficiency, Brian Sancewich, Iryna Mcdonald Apr 2023

Climatic Impact Of Cross-Timber Production And Ecosystem Services On Profit Efficiency, Brian Sancewich, Iryna Mcdonald

SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days

The Cross-Timbers is a forested region that stretches from southern Kansas to central Oklahoma and into Texas. As an essential transitional ecotone between the eastern forest and Great Plains grassland biomes, this region is crucial for maintaining biological diversity. Much of this land is not actively managed for the critical ecosystem services that benefit people living in the region. The Cross-Timbers face threats from natural and anthropogenic factors, including climate variability. The lack of proper forest management (prescribed fires and thinning’s) has resulted in a reduction of wildlife habitats and water availability, and an increased risk of wildfires surrounding human …


A Life Of Leadership, A Call To Do Better: A Hermeneutic Inquiry Into The Lived Experience Of An Educator - Raw Data, Scott F. Gregory Jan 2023

A Life Of Leadership, A Call To Do Better: A Hermeneutic Inquiry Into The Lived Experience Of An Educator - Raw Data, Scott F. Gregory

Teacher Education Research Data

Eliciting lived experiences, we seek to identify those experiences that have shaped the lived practice of a career and desire to answer: (1) How have experiences informed a career? (2) What does the lived educational experiences of an educator portend for the future of education? This inquiry incorporates the lived past experiences of the co-authors. Additionally, we seek to offer a path forward for the future of the profession that we love and have been grateful to experience.

This data was part of a hermeneutic inquiry research project involving myself and my father, Dr. Leonard L. Gregory. The data was …


Capstone Projects In Education: Learning The Research Story, Kim Chappell, Greg Voykhansky J.D., Ph.D. Jan 2023

Capstone Projects In Education: Learning The Research Story, Kim Chappell, Greg Voykhansky J.D., Ph.D.

Open Educational Resources

This book is designed to facilitate understanding of education research and guide the development and the writing of a capstone project. In education, like other social sciences, we are investigating issues directly involving or influencing humans. Research involving humans can be a complex and awkward endeavor. However, if we view this endeavor through the lens of a research story, we find a familiar genre we can relate to and understand. This concise, open textbook weaves the story of a cat throughout to explain the components of typical education capstone projects.


Chapter 5 - Holding Space And Grace: The Implementation Of A Health And Wellness Statement In Graduate Courses, Elodie Jones, Betsy Crawford Jan 2023

Chapter 5 - Holding Space And Grace: The Implementation Of A Health And Wellness Statement In Graduate Courses, Elodie Jones, Betsy Crawford

Advanced Education Programs Faculty Publications

A student's life is mentally demanding and time-consuming for any learner. U.S. culture values hard work, no excuses mantras, and discipline to achieve a graduate degree or the next promotion, and often it is a badge of honor to be overcommitted, stressed out, and exhausted. As mental and physical health issues arise, the implementation of a health and wellness statement for graduate students was utilized to open the proverbial door to hold space and grace for life's challenges and empower learners in an inclusive setting.


Chapter 13 : Organizational Stakeholder Management Develops Intentional Education Ethos, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D., Quinton L. Marks Jan 2023

Chapter 13 : Organizational Stakeholder Management Develops Intentional Education Ethos, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D., Quinton L. Marks

Management Faculty Publications

Ethical leadership with regards to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and stakeholder management impacts institutional and departmental culture. Formalized leadership ethics and compliance initiatives improve institutional structures. The importance of graduate leadership that embraces ethics and compliance programs ensures adherence to policies set forth by institutions and mitigates bias. Stakeholder management is key because adherence allows leadership to develop strategic plans with stakeholders in mind, while decreasing quality issues. As a result, there is value to executing stakeholder management plans within graduate education.


Chapter 8 : Evaluating Intentional Education Practice In Graduate Programs, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D. Jan 2023

Chapter 8 : Evaluating Intentional Education Practice In Graduate Programs, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D.

Management Faculty Publications

The purpose of this chapter was to examine whether the six variables of graduate educational quality predict intentional education practice (IEP) (teaching style) in United States graduate university programs. The issue is that graduate student engagement, student satisfaction, and matriculation diminish without IEP. Consequently, current performance measures of graduate higher educational programs illuminate issues in processes within instruction, quantity of trained instructor mentors, professional support networks, and existing programming, which may need improvement. Indeed, past researchers have noted limitations in higher educational and graduate school environments. Performance measurement variables impact long-term institutional effectiveness and remain largely unknown within educational institutions. …


Chapter 10 : Developing World:Class Internationalized Universities: Double Tops Construction In China, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D., Cai Yuzhou Jan 2023

Chapter 10 : Developing World:Class Internationalized Universities: Double Tops Construction In China, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D., Cai Yuzhou

Management Faculty Publications

Effective higher education leadership is a movement in internationalized higher education. Moreover, incorporating principles of internationalized higher education is a contrast from traditional graduate educational practices, because new assessment methodologies are utilized to demonstrate institutional aptitude. Additionally, there has been a critical move in cutting-edge economies on how to attract students, grants, and funders. Globally, access to internationalized higher education has grown exponentially. Innovation is changing the idea of how people define internationalized higher education. Centralized leadership, information sharing, cooperation, and advancement are more prevalent than prior. Internationalized higher education has superseded traditional educational notions. Achievement lies in the capacity …


Chapter 1 : The Foundations Of Intentional Education Practice, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D. Jan 2023

Chapter 1 : The Foundations Of Intentional Education Practice, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D.

Management Faculty Publications

The problem related to teaching effectiveness includes failure of institutions to identify process improvements, ascertain appropriate stakeholders to accomplish institutional goals, and implement streamlined classroom processes to ensure instructors have the appropriate professional support needed to apply intentional educational practices in graduate programs. Consequently, current performance measures of educational programs illuminate issues in processes within instruction, quantity of trained instructor mentors, professional support networks, and existing programming which may need improvement, yet is not being addressed in educational environments. Performance measurement factors impact long-term institutional effectiveness service quality of HE (educator quality, educational services, activities, technology, continuous improvement, educational leadership, …


Preface: Elevating Intentional Education Practice In Graduate Programs, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D. Jan 2023

Preface: Elevating Intentional Education Practice In Graduate Programs, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D.

Management Faculty Publications

Educational leaders must institutionalize, implement, execute, and review initiatives to ensure graduate programs exceed performance metrics of educator quality, educational services, activities, technology, continuous improvement, and intentional education practice. Likewise, leaders must recognize that stakeholder engagement is invaluable to alleviate challenges in developing, assessing, and improving graduate program performance.


Chapter 12 : Effective Leadership Practices Transform Graduate Education, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D. Jan 2023

Chapter 12 : Effective Leadership Practices Transform Graduate Education, Abeni El-Amin Ph.D.

Management Faculty Publications

Educational leadership requires more than designing a plan of action and persuading others to adopt the vision. Educational leadership is about encouraging others to be a part of the solutions that persist in innovative ways. Utilizing feedback communication with stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, administrators, community, policy makers) improves initiatives and legal compliance implementation, which is a value- added to organizational excellence. Principled leadership fosters transparency in daily interactions. Educational leadership requires that one consistently communicates the vision to those above and below. Educational leadership must be diligent in both stating visions clearly and following up with written documentation. Evaluation allows …


Language For Specific Purposes: Using Hispanic Films And Current Hispanic Issues To Teach Specific Vocabulary And Context Related To The Professions Online, Chita Espino-Bravo Ph.D. Jan 2023

Language For Specific Purposes: Using Hispanic Films And Current Hispanic Issues To Teach Specific Vocabulary And Context Related To The Professions Online, Chita Espino-Bravo Ph.D.

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

In this study I explain how an advanced Spanish conversation course can be created for virtual students using Spanish for Specific Purposes. The course is divided in different online homework students need to work on using four Hispanic films. This course is taught online and asynchronously. Students need to watch four films in this course, work on quizzes about the films, work on debates, and group presentations that are uploaded on VT (VoiceThread). The most important aspect of creating an advanced Spanish conversation course online is to define the goals and outcomes of the course very well and find the …


Number Nudget: Developing Number Concepts, Kim Chappell Jan 2023

Number Nudget: Developing Number Concepts, Kim Chappell

Advanced Education Programs Faculty Publications

This guidebook provides sequenced activities to develop a variety of numerical concepts and to connect those concepts to number symbols using the Number Nudget tool. The aim to stress not only procedural skill but also conceptual understanding. The standards in the early grades (K-3) focus on number concepts and developing number skills. The domains of Counting & Cardinality, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, as well as Number & Operations in Base Ten can all be developed using the Number Nudget.


Constructing Written Scientific Explanations: A Conceptual Analysis Supporting Diverse And Exceptional Middle- And High-School Students In Developing Science Disciplinary Literacy, Brooke Moore, Jessica Wright Jan 2023

Constructing Written Scientific Explanations: A Conceptual Analysis Supporting Diverse And Exceptional Middle- And High-School Students In Developing Science Disciplinary Literacy, Brooke Moore, Jessica Wright

Advanced Education Programs Faculty Publications

Constructing a written scientific explanation is a science practice that is fundamental in supporting students developing understanding of the natural world in which we live. Engaging in the practice of constructing valid scientific explanations supports students in developing science disciplinary literacy. Yet, writing a scientific explanation can be challenging for diverse and exceptional learners because it requires coordinating multiple, complex skills. This conceptual analysis explores the purpose of constructing written scientific explanations by focusing on the constituent elements and structures of a constructed scientific explanation. These findings are then integrated into a framework to assist Individual Education Program (IEP) teams …


Why Our Words Matter: Promoting A Growth Mindset In Online Graduate Courses, Elodie Jones Jan 2023

Why Our Words Matter: Promoting A Growth Mindset In Online Graduate Courses, Elodie Jones

Advanced Education Programs Faculty Publications

In the research concerning the growth mindset utilized when evaluating academic persistence, Yeager states, “... to achieve, we need more than inborn ability—we need the right mindset. He [Yeager] studies how students and adults feel they belong and are respected, that their work is relevant and purposeful, and that they can overcome setbacks and continue to improve” (Mills). Through Yeager's combined research with other growth mindset researchers such as Carol Dweck and Angela Duckworth, their findings point to the idea that students must be allowed to explore, reflect, and create a level of self-awareness in their abilities to flourish while …


Smart Classroom Designs V. 0.1, Gordon Carlson Ph.D. Dec 2022

Smart Classroom Designs V. 0.1, Gordon Carlson Ph.D.

Informatics Faculty Publications

Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (United States federal government), this document is the first version of a portion of the project report for the Smart Classroom project completed in December 2022. This document outlines materials, costs, and potential considerations for developing and executing versions of the smart classroom developed through this grant. Focusing on technical considerations, it compliments other documents in the grant report that focus on pedagogy and conceptual design.


Faculty Perceptions Of The Essential Elements Of Leadership Across Generations And Sex, Seth D. Kastle Ed.D., Haley Moon, Jeni Mcray Ph.D. Dec 2022

Faculty Perceptions Of The Essential Elements Of Leadership Across Generations And Sex, Seth D. Kastle Ed.D., Haley Moon, Jeni Mcray Ph.D.

Leadership Faculty Publications

This exploratory quantitative study, whose population consisted of full-time faculty at a Midwestern state university, measures perceptions of the degree of essentiality of ten elements of effective leadership, and whether or not those perceptions were significantly different across generational cohort (baby boomer, GenX, and millennial) and/or biological sex (male, female). Current literature on generational cohort/gender and perceptions of effective leadership is equivocal at best. This study attempted to fill gaps in existing literature, as applied to faculty in higher education contexts. The essential elements of leadership identified for this study were: influence, promoting teamwork, change facilitation, authority, collaborative dialogue, risk-taking, …


Smart Classroom User Manual, Claire Nickerson Mlis Dec 2022

Smart Classroom User Manual, Claire Nickerson Mlis

Forsyth Library Faculty Publications

In 2018, Fort Hays State University began building a prototype for a low-cost, portable smart classroom. This project was a collaboration between the library and the Institute for New Media Studies and was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This manual assumes that you are working with a smart classroom kit with components that have already been collected and set up, either by you or by an organization or consortium. If you are trying to create a smart classroom kit or set up the smart classroom screens, please consult the Smart Classroom Designs document. If you are …


Graduate Research In Education: Learning The Research Story Through The Story Of A Slow Cat, Kimberly Chappell Ed.D., Greg Voykhansky J.D., Ph.D. Nov 2022

Graduate Research In Education: Learning The Research Story Through The Story Of A Slow Cat, Kimberly Chappell Ed.D., Greg Voykhansky J.D., Ph.D.

Open Educational Resources

This book is designed to facilitate understanding of education research and guide the development and the writing of a research project. In education, like other social sciences, we are investigating issues directly involving or influencing humans. Research involving humans can be a complex and awkward endeavor. However, if we view this endeavor through the lens of a research story, we find a familiar genre we can relate to and understand. This concise, open textbook weaves the story of a cat throughout to explain the research components of typical education research projects.


Glsen Rainbow Library, Will Rapp Oct 2022

Glsen Rainbow Library, Will Rapp

Kansas LGBTQ+ Leadership Symposium

GLSEN Kansas, as a part of a national network works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression: developing supportive educators, advocating for comprehensive inclusive policies, providing inclusive curriculum and supporting student led GSAs.

The GLSEN Rainbow Library …


Revealing A Community's Heritage: The Gay And Lesbian Archive Of Mid-America, Stuart Hinds Oct 2022

Revealing A Community's Heritage: The Gay And Lesbian Archive Of Mid-America, Stuart Hinds

Kansas LGBTQ+ Leadership Symposium

The Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) was founded in 2009 to collect, preserve, and make accessible the documents and artifacts that reflect the histories of the LGBTQ communities in the Kansas City region. Originally a partnership between the University of Missouri – Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Division, the Kansas City Museum, and the Jackson County Historical Society, by 2014 two of the partners retreated from the project and it has been solely an initiative at UMKC since. GLAMA has been wildly successful in many respects – response from community donors; interest on the part of student, …


Documenting The Kansas Lgbtq+ Digital Presence: A New Initiative By The Kansas Archive-It Consortium (Kaic), Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner, Michael Church, Crystal Hutchinson Oct 2022

Documenting The Kansas Lgbtq+ Digital Presence: A New Initiative By The Kansas Archive-It Consortium (Kaic), Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner, Michael Church, Crystal Hutchinson

Kansas LGBTQ+ Leadership Symposium

The Kansas Archive-It Consortium (KAIC) is a statewide organization with members from the Kansas Historical Society, FHSU, ESU, KSU, KU, WSU, and Washburn. Since 2017, KAIC has worked to preserve and make accessible web content that aligns with each member’s collecting areas. During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of KAIC worked together to collectively preserve relevant web content. This initiative demonstrated that KAIC could effectively work together on joint projects. In January 2022, KAIC members approved an initiative to actively collect web content relevant to the LGBTQ+ community within Kansas for the purpose of preserving digital ephemera of the LGBTQ+ experience …


Transgender Children’S Books In The Public Library, Tom R. Taylor Oct 2022

Transgender Children’S Books In The Public Library, Tom R. Taylor

Kansas LGBTQ+ Leadership Symposium

In 2019-2020 the Andover Public Library received book challenges on three books in the children’s collection featuring transgender main characters, George by Alex Gino, Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart and I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings. The Library Board rejected the challenges and the books remain in the children’s collections. This presentation will share the story of the challenges and all that transpired, including media attention and a protest. It will demonstrate how the director and the library board rejected the book challenges. This specific example demonstrates some of the best practices for facing book challenges …