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Technology And Design Thinking: A Look At Interior Design Students’ Conceptualizations, Lori A. Brunner Nov 2007

Technology And Design Thinking: A Look At Interior Design Students’ Conceptualizations, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore interior design students’ understanding of their design thinking, and to investigate how they view digital technology’s role in these activities. The research questions are: 1. How do interior design students conceptualize interior design as a discipline? 2. How do these students conceptualize their design process? 3. What value do students place on the “process book”1 as a representation of their design breadth and depth in a given project? 4. How do students view computer technology’s role in their design thinking and their design products? Participants viewed interior design ...


Using The Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale To Examine The Psychological Wellness Of Today's Undergraduate Students, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti Nov 2007

Using The Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale To Examine The Psychological Wellness Of Today's Undergraduate Students, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Life satisfaction, or the global evaluation of ones' own life, is an essential component of subjective well-being. The increasing formation of wellness programs in higher education settings is evidence of institutional efforts to enhance the quality of life, psychological well-being, and holistic development of students.


With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova Nov 2007

With A T-Shirt Around The World: Reading As Active Learning In A Global Issues Textiles And Apparel Course, Elena E. Karpova

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Required reading in a Global Issues course were diversified in order to achieve four objectives: (a) increase students' interest in learning about global issues involved in textile production and trade, (b) comprehend relationships among the multifaceted issues, (c) understand conflicting interest of various stakeholders, and (d) relate this information to themselves.


Teaching Science To Students From Rural Mexico: Learning More About Ell Students' Communities Of Origin., Katherine R. Bruna, Dennis Chamberlin, Hannah Lewis, Edna M. Lopez Ceballos Nov 2007

Teaching Science To Students From Rural Mexico: Learning More About Ell Students' Communities Of Origin., Katherine R. Bruna, Dennis Chamberlin, Hannah Lewis, Edna M. Lopez Ceballos

Education Publications

George Roberts has been teaching ninth-grade Earth science in Gardston, Iowa, for 10 years. This year, as chair of Gardston High School's science department, he agreed to have all the English Language Learner (ELL) students assigned to his classes. George's goal was to learn more about the needs of these students and arrive at a set of techniques he could share with the rest of his science team. Unlike many other science educators, George has a distinct advantage: The majority of ELLs at Gardston High School immigrate from a particular community.


Diagnostic Testing Of Introductory Geology Students, Cinzia Cervato, James A. Rudd Ii, Vivian Z. Wang Nov 2007

Diagnostic Testing Of Introductory Geology Students, Cinzia Cervato, James A. Rudd Ii, Vivian Z. Wang

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

A diagnostic test for assessing the general and Earth science knowledge of entry-level college students was administered to 451 students in 2002 and 401 students in 2003 enrolled in an introductory geology course at Iowa State University. The study shows that male students, seniors, and science-technology-math majors score higher than female students, freshmen, and non-science-technology-math majors and that the differences are statistically significant. Also, students who scored higher on the diagnostic test were more likely to pass the course. The results support the feasibility of a standardized diagnostic test as a tool for geoscience instructors for curriculum planning, student advising ...


How To Stay Sane As A Faculty Advisor To A Student-Run Event, Sara B. Marcketti Sep 2007

How To Stay Sane As A Faculty Advisor To A Student-Run Event, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Serving as a faculty advisor to the student-planned, -promoted, and - produced annual fashion show resulted in some of my most proud professional moments – and some of the most wrenching stressors I’ve experienced to date.As mentioned in a previous Campus Events Professional, the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing (TC) Annual Fashion Show is the most public event in the TC program and is attended by university administrators, faculty, alumni, industry executives, and family and friends.We have received media coverage for our event and actively seek to raise awareness of our show and program among national and international ...


Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Tutorial For Teaching How To Make A Blood Smear., Vanessa Preast, Jared A. Danielson, Holly Bender, Maury Bousson Sep 2007

Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Tutorial For Teaching How To Make A Blood Smear., Vanessa Preast, Jared A. Danielson, Holly Bender, Maury Bousson

Veterinary Pathology Publications and Papers

BACKGROUND:

Computer-aided instruction (CAI) was developed to teach veterinary students how to make blood smears. This instruction was intended to replace the traditional instructional method in order to promote efficient use of faculty resources while maintaining learning outcomes and student satisfaction.

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a computer-aided blood smear tutorial on 1) instructor's teaching time, 2) students' ability to make blood smears, and 3) students' ability to recognize smear quality.

METHODS:

Three laboratory sessions for senior veterinary students were taught using traditional methods (control group) and 4 sessions were taught using ...


Turning A Fashion Show Event Into An Event Planning Class, Sara B. Marcketti Aug 2007

Turning A Fashion Show Event Into An Event Planning Class, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The Iowa State University Fashion Show is the most public event in the Textiles and Clothing (TC) Program. It is currently in its 26th year and is attended by over 1,800 guests, including Iowa State University’s president, local dignitaries, elected officials and minor celebrities, and industry executives and has an annual budget of $30,000. Every aspect, from the development of apparel designs to the planning and promotion of the runway show, is completed by undergraduate students.


Iowa State University Advance Program, Annual Report, Year 1: June 2007, Iowa State University Advance Program Jul 2007

Iowa State University Advance Program, Annual Report, Year 1: June 2007, Iowa State University Advance Program

Office of the Provost Reports

The goal of the ISU ADVANCE program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to produce institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the university. Our approach focuses on transforming departmental cultures (views, attitudes, norms and shared beliefs), practices (what people say and do), and structures (physical and social arrangements), as well as university policies, through active participation of individuals at all levels of the university.


The Economic Impacts Of Iowa State University In Fiscal 2006, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington Jul 2007

The Economic Impacts Of Iowa State University In Fiscal 2006, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

Iowa State University contributes significantly to the state’s economy. This study isolates the economic impacts of the university as an Iowa educational, scientific, service, cultural, and recreational center. This study also measures the economic impact value of ISU student spending in central Iowa.


Student/Faculty Connections In The Development Of Teaching, Gary D. Koppenhaver, Virginia Blackburn, Kay M. Palan, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader Jul 2007

Student/Faculty Connections In The Development Of Teaching, Gary D. Koppenhaver, Virginia Blackburn, Kay M. Palan, Sue Ravenscroft, Charles B. Shrader

Management Publications

This project directly involved students in two different models of instructional development. The first model was a Student Consultant program in which faculty selected from a menu of instructional services carried out by students. Typical services included attending class as impartial observers, soliciting feedback from other students on their learning experiences, videotaping class sessions, and evaluating course websites. The second model of instructional development was a program of student-assisted teaching seminars for college faculty. Student Associates helped serve as panelists and facilitators. Assessments of attitudes toward teaching indicated that faculty members viewed both professors and students as collaborators in the ...


Rethinking The Articulation Between Business And Technical Communication And Writing In The Disciplines: Useful Avenues For Teaching And Research, David R. Russell Jul 2007

Rethinking The Articulation Between Business And Technical Communication And Writing In The Disciplines: Useful Avenues For Teaching And Research, David R. Russell

English Publications

In a profound sense, the teaching of business and technical communication (BTC) is always already the teaching of writing in the disciplines (WID). Yet the WID dimension of BTC is often hard to see. The question this article addresses is, How might the North American tradition of BTC communication courses be more consciously—and effectively—articulated with the disciplines? The article reviews some of the research literature concerning the value of articulating BTC with WID in undergraduate education and program descriptions of such efforts to examine what BTC has done, is doing, and might do in the future to strengthen ...


Effecting Improvement In An Industrial Engineering Program By Applying Outcome Assessment Results, Leslie Potter, Frank E. Peters, Kyung J. Min Jun 2007

Effecting Improvement In An Industrial Engineering Program By Applying Outcome Assessment Results, Leslie Potter, Frank E. Peters, Kyung J. Min

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Soft skills and abilities such as ABET-specified outcome item (h) [the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context], which is mandated for all engineering programs, are difficult to assess, and difficult to improve. In this paper, in the context of Industrial Engineering, we show how such outcome items can be assessed and improved. We achieve this through a continuous improvement process via changes to the capstone design course and the creation of a Kaizen course, both of which emphasize qualities important to all vested interests, including students, industrial partners ...


Infusing Creativity And Design Into A University Faculty Mentor Process: Means And Ends, Lori A. Brunner, Katherine Richardson Bruna Apr 2007

Infusing Creativity And Design Into A University Faculty Mentor Process: Means And Ends, Lori A. Brunner, Katherine Richardson Bruna

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

“So you have a design degree, why are you interested in the area of curriculum and instructional technology?” For me I see so many connections and important contributions to both design and education, in addition to the valuable lessons learned by taking an interdisciplinary approach to projects. This case study provides one example of how design and education, together, can produce exciting processes and results that help inform both design and education scholars.


Using The Web To Encourage Student-Generated Questions In Large-Format Introductory Biology Classes, James T. Colbert, Joanne K. Olson, Michael P. Clough Apr 2007

Using The Web To Encourage Student-Generated Questions In Large-Format Introductory Biology Classes, James T. Colbert, Joanne K. Olson, Michael P. Clough

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Publications

Students rarely ask questions related to course content in large-format introductory classes. The use of a Web-based forum devoted to student-generated questions was explored in a second semester introductory biology course. Approximately 80% of the enrolled students asked at least one question about course content during each of three semesters during which this approach was implemented. About 95% of the students who posted questions reported reading the instructor’s response to their questions. Although doing so did not contribute to their grade in the course, approximately 75% of the students reported reading questions posted by other students in the class ...


Student Perspectives On Design, Learning, And Interior Design Education, Lori A. Brunner Mar 2007

Student Perspectives On Design, Learning, And Interior Design Education, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this study is to investigate how students conceptualize their learning and design experiences in an undergraduate interior design accredited program. In particular, how do they rate their own abilities in general skills and student preparedness, what interior design skills and knowledge are important to them, as well as what design activities are most significant and least significant in the design process? Many scholars argue that prior knowledge is an essential variable in design learning. However, if students' perceptions of design are incorrect, inconsistent, or incompatible with experts, radical conceptual change is required in order to modify these ...


Alignment Of Algebra Curriculum, Assessment, And Instructional Practices In District A: A Case Study Of Spring 2004, Jeannette R. Olson, Linda Lind, Anne Foegen Jan 2007

Alignment Of Algebra Curriculum, Assessment, And Instructional Practices In District A: A Case Study Of Spring 2004, Jeannette R. Olson, Linda Lind, Anne Foegen

Project AAIMS Case Studies

Project AAIMS (Algebra Assessment and Instruction: Meeting Standards) is a federally funded project that has two objectives. The first is to examine the alignment of algebra 1 curriculum, instruction, and assessment in general and special education. The second is to develop and validate algebra assessments tools for use in general and special education classes. This case study focuses on the first objective – it examines the alignment of algebra curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students with and without disabilities in one of the three districts participating in Project AAIMS.


Classroom Observation Data For District A: Anecdotal Observation Results, Jeannette Olson, Anne Foegen, Linda S. Lind Jan 2007

Classroom Observation Data For District A: Anecdotal Observation Results, Jeannette Olson, Anne Foegen, Linda S. Lind

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This report documents the results of anecdotal observations conducted in District A during the spring of 2004. It describes the algebra topics addressed during our observations, the expected tasks (class activities), teacher actions, and student actions in six different beginning algebra courses this district. We looked at the similarities and differences in the algebra curriculum for students with and without disabilities in the different algebra courses, the ways that class periods were structured in these classes, the kinds of instructional approaches that were used in general education and special education algebra courses, and students’ responses to these instructional approaches.


Effects Of Teachers' Access To Student Data On Algebra Progress, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson Jan 2007

Effects Of Teachers' Access To Student Data On Algebra Progress, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This studies extended previous research in Project AAIMS by exploring the effects of teachers’ access to student data on students’ rates of growth in algebra. In addition, the study also replicated previous research examining the technical characteristics (reliability and criterion validity of the measures). The present study was conducted during the fall semester of the 2006-07 academic year and included 168 algebra students in Districts A and B. Students completed four algebra progress monitoring measures each month; all of these probes were administered by students’ teachers during class time and scored by Project AAIMS staff. Class periods were matched by ...


Effects Of Teachers' Engagement With Student Data On Students' Algebra Progress, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson Jan 2007

Effects Of Teachers' Engagement With Student Data On Students' Algebra Progress, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

Previous work in Project AAIMS has established the reliability and criterion validity of two measures (Basic Skills and Content-Analysis-Multiple Choice) for monitoring student progress in algebra. In Technical Reports 10, 12, 13, and 14 we reported the technical features of the measures when used for static measurement of student performance. We found that these two measures possess acceptable levels of alternate form reliabilities and moderate levels of criterion validity. Technical Reports 12, 13, and 14 also reported examinations of students’ growth over time on the measures, with the Content Analysis-Multiple Choice probes more sensitive to change than the Basic Skills ...


Classroom Observation Data For District B: Anecdotal Observation Results, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen Jan 2007

Classroom Observation Data For District B: Anecdotal Observation Results, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This report documents the results of anecdotal observations conducted in District B during the fall of 2004. It describes the algebra topics addressed during our observations, the expected tasks (class activities), teacher actions, and student actions in four Algebra IA classes and two Algebra IB classes in this district. We looked at the algebra curriculum for students in these beginning algebra classes, the ways that class periods were structured in these classes, the kinds of instructional approaches that were used, and students’ responses to these instructional approaches. Student with and without disabilities were all enrolled in general education beginning algebra ...


Alignment Of Algebra Curriculum, Assessment, And Instructional Practices In District C: A Case Study Of Fall 2004, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen Jan 2007

Alignment Of Algebra Curriculum, Assessment, And Instructional Practices In District C: A Case Study Of Fall 2004, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen

Project AAIMS Case Studies

Project AAIMS (Algebra Assessment and Instruction: Meeting Standards) is a federally funded project that has two objectives. The first is to examine the alignment of algebra 1 curriculum, instruction, and assessment in general and special education. The second is to develop and validate algebra assessment tools for use in general and special education classes. This case study focuses on the first objective – it examines the alignment of algebra curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students with and without disabilities in one of the three districts participating in Project AAIMS.


Alignment Of Algebra Curriculum, Assessment, And Instructional Practices In District B: A Case Study Of Fall 2004, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen Jan 2007

Alignment Of Algebra Curriculum, Assessment, And Instructional Practices In District B: A Case Study Of Fall 2004, Jeannette R. Olson, Anne Foegen

Project AAIMS Case Studies

Project AAIMS (Algebra Assessment and Instruction: Meeting Standards) is a federally funded project that has two objectives. The first is to examine the alignment of algebra 1 curriculum, instruction, and assessment in general and special education. The second is to develop and validate algebra assessment tools for use in general and special education classes. This case study focuses on the first objective – it examines the alignment of algebra curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students with and without disabilities in one of the three districts participating in Project AAIMS.


Jim Wallis, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2007

Jim Wallis, Joanne M. Marshall

Education Publications

The Reverend Jim Wallis is the founder of Sojourners, a Christian community in Washington, D.C., as well as editor of a magazine of the same title that covers social justice issues. He is also the convener of Call to Renewal, a religious ecumenical organization committed to, according to their mission statement, overcoming poverty, dismantling racism, affirming life, and rebuilding family and community. A charismatic speaker and prolific writer about religion and politics, he is often hailed as the voice of the religious left.


The Influence Of Custodial, Maintenance, And Residence Life Services On Student Satisfaction In Residence Halls, Li Lanfen, Elena Maximova, Kevin Saunders, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2007

The Influence Of Custodial, Maintenance, And Residence Life Services On Student Satisfaction In Residence Halls, Li Lanfen, Elena Maximova, Kevin Saunders, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

This study is important because it examines the relationship between students' overall satisfaction with their residence hall living experience and students' satisfaction with various custodial, maintenance, and residence life services. The study, conducted in university residence halls at a Midwestern Carnegie Classification Research extensive university, used a backward step-wise multiple linear regression model with data from a 57-item survey to predict students' satisfaction with their overall residence hall experiences. The strongest predictors were students' comfort and socializing within the living unit. Only one maintenance or custodial item, students' satisfaction with exterior landscape maintenance, v^as a significant predictor of the ...


Returns To Graduate And Professional Education: The Roles Of Mathematical And Verbal Skills By Major, Moohoun Song, Peter F. Orazem Jan 2007

Returns To Graduate And Professional Education: The Roles Of Mathematical And Verbal Skills By Major, Moohoun Song, Peter F. Orazem

Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)

Students in majors with higher average quantitative GRE scores are less likely to attend graduate school while students in majors with higher average verbal GRE scores are more likely to attend graduate school. This sorting effect means that students whose cognitive skills are associated with lower earnings at the bachelor’s level are the most likely to attend graduate school. As a result, there is a substantial downward bias in estimated returns to graduate education. Correcting for the sorting effect raises estimated annualized returns to a Master’s or doctoral degree from about 5% to 7.3% and 12.8 ...


Lack Of Education, Peter F. Orazem Jan 2007

Lack Of Education, Peter F. Orazem

Economics Publications

This chapter reviews the stylized facts regarding the distribution of human capital investments and the returns to those investments in developing countries. It then examines recent evidence regarding which policies can induce increased human capital investments in the most efficient manner, using estimated benefits and costs as a guide. Supplyside strategies such as increasing school access or improving school quality are more costly, have less certain benefits, and have a weak record of success. Demand-side interventions such as school sited health programs, vouchers, and conditional transfers have a greater likelihood of improving literacy in the most cost-effective manner.


Protestantism, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2007

Protestantism, Joanne M. Marshall

Education Publications

Protestantism is one of three major branches of Christianity (the other two being Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy) and is the majority religion in the United States. As of 2004, however, that majority edges just over 50%.


Early Field Experience In Agricultural Education: A National Descriptive Study, Michael S. Retallick, Gregory Miller Jan 2007

Early Field Experience In Agricultural Education: A National Descriptive Study, Michael S. Retallick, Gregory Miller

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this study was to describe the nature of early field experience (EFE) in agricultural teacher education programs nationally. A descriptive census survey of all active agricultural teacher education programs in the country was used for this study. The fact that nearly all agricultural teacher education programs require EFE indicates that EFE is valued as an important component of teacher education programs. It was discovered that multiple early field experiences are required at multiple classification levels. The primary responsibility for EFE and the associated administrative tasks are placed on faculty within the agricultural teacher education program. Similarities regarding ...


Early Field Experience Documents In Agricultural Education, Michael S. Retallick, Gregory Miller Jan 2007

Early Field Experience Documents In Agricultural Education, Michael S. Retallick, Gregory Miller

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The purpose of this study was to describe the means by which early field experience (EFE) is implemented within the context of agricultural teacher education. A content analysis using course documents obtained directly from each program’s teacher education coordinator was determined to be the most appropriate method to accomplish the purpose and objectives of this study. Thirty-eight of the 82 agricultural teacher education programs responded by providing 57 unique, usable EFE documents. The study found that the most common purposes articulated in these documents were career exploration and observation. Secondary purposes of EFE were instruction and assisting in the ...