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Methods And Variability In Physician Associate Student Advocacy Education, Jason P. Prevelige, Lindsay Gietzen May 2024

Methods And Variability In Physician Associate Student Advocacy Education, Jason P. Prevelige, Lindsay Gietzen

Pacific Journal of Health

Objective: To assess the current practices of PA programs pertaining to how advocacy education is taught to their students and to determine differences among the programs.

Methods: PA program directors were interviewed about advocacy education including time allotted, when it is provided, learning objectives, source materials, teaching methods, determination of competency, and tracking of student advocacy participation after graduation.

Results: All noted that advocacy education is important, however meaningful, in-depth, instruction can be limited for a variety of reasons. Such reasons include limited educational time to ensure that a sizeable set of standards is met, limited access …


Unlocking The Power Of Experiential Learning: Student Reported Changes Following Combined Nicu Instruction, Megan M. Black, Natalie A. Perkins, Valerie F. Mcdaniel Apr 2024

Unlocking The Power Of Experiential Learning: Student Reported Changes Following Combined Nicu Instruction, Megan M. Black, Natalie A. Perkins, Valerie F. Mcdaniel

Pacific Journal of Health

Purpose: This study aimed to assess the impact of in-person observation, in conjunction with didactic lectures, on students' perceived knowledge of speech-language pathology's (SLP) role and the roles of other healthcare professionals within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Method: Data for this study were initially collected for educational purposes and were later retrospectively analyzed with Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Ten participants who met the inclusion criteria underwent a didactic lecture on SLPs in the NICU followed by observing an SLP in action at a local NICU. Participants completed multiple surveys, allowing for a comparison of their perceived knowledge …


Co-Designing An Institutional Repository In Kosovo: Soliciting Student Feedback In A Repository Launch, Michele Gibney Jan 2024

Co-Designing An Institutional Repository In Kosovo: Soliciting Student Feedback In A Repository Launch, Michele Gibney

University Libraries Librarian and Staff Articles and Papers

An institutional repository (IR) launched at the University for Business and Technology in Pristina, Kosovo in 2019. Students from 2018 and 2019 enrolled in an Information Systems course at the University provided ideas and feedback on the repository development. Their suggestions are captured here by focus group sessions held in mid-2019 in Kosovo and subsequently shared with University Administration and the IR platform company. This case study from the field advocates for continuous feedback from stakeholder groups and an expansion of the underlying data collection methods at other institutions.


Nutrition Counseling Practices Among Psychologists, Wibecke Stromsnes Jan 2024

Nutrition Counseling Practices Among Psychologists, Wibecke Stromsnes

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

There is a lack of treatment guidelines for how to address the impact of nutrition on clients’ mental health. Prior research is limited regarding psychologists’ practices of nutrition counseling and has mostly focused on practices of dieticians and medical doctors. The purpose of this study was to examine psychologists’ beliefs and attitudes about nutrition counseling, amount of training and use of nutrition counseling, self-rated knowledge in the use of nutrition counseling and perceived benefits and barriers to using nutrition counseling. Data was collected using an online survey of 76 licensed psychologists’ training in nutrition and use of nutrition counseling. Findings …


Unmasking Challenges Of African American Women At Predominantly White Institutions (Pwis) Unveiling Phenomenological Realities And Prioritizing Well-Being, Alicia C. Perry Jan 2024

Unmasking Challenges Of African American Women At Predominantly White Institutions (Pwis) Unveiling Phenomenological Realities And Prioritizing Well-Being, Alicia C. Perry

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation addresses African American women's intricate challenges at predominantly white institutions (PWIs), exploring the outcomes of navigating a sense of belonging which eventually affects one's well-being within this professional context. The study employs a qualitative approach to delve into the experiences of those who work or have worked in the environment. By capturing the personal narratives of African American women in various roles at PWIs, the research aims to understand the intersectionality of race and gender dynamics impacting their professional lives. The literature review contextualizes the study by discussing the challenges identified in existing research, including the marginalization experiences …


Pacific Writing: College Writing For Pacific's Core 2 Seminar, Eric Sonstroem Jan 2024

Pacific Writing: College Writing For Pacific's Core 2 Seminar, Eric Sonstroem

Pacific Open Texts

Core 2 is Pacific's new reading, critical thinking, and writing-instruction seminar for first- or second-year students. All sections will include some common elements, like reading long-form narrative prose and writing instruction, and all sections will feature expository, thesis-driven writing in response to the course readings. Sections are taught by a variety of faculty from across the university.


Exploring The Pre- And Post-Pandemic Connection Between The Plus School Climate Survey And Student Outcomes: A Comparative Analysis And Predictive Study, Sarah V. Neely Jan 2024

Exploring The Pre- And Post-Pandemic Connection Between The Plus School Climate Survey And Student Outcomes: A Comparative Analysis And Predictive Study, Sarah V. Neely

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The return to in-person schooling post-COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased pressure on educators to ensure academic success for students. This study examines the school climate of 40 elementary and middle schools in California's Central Valley and its impact on academic performance and attendance, comparing pre-pandemic (2018-2019) with post-pandemic (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) data. Additionally, the study explores the influence of positive student-teacher relationships on academic outcomes and chronic absenteeism. Utilizing the PLUS School Climate Survey, this research sought to identify significant differences in survey scores pre- and post-pandemic, as well as examining the predictive power of student-teacher connectedness on academic performance …


The Impact Of Course Format On Performance In Intermediate Algebra: Exploring Potential Moderating Effects Of Student Background Characteristics, Andrew Pitcher Jan 2024

The Impact Of Course Format On Performance In Intermediate Algebra: Exploring Potential Moderating Effects Of Student Background Characteristics, Andrew Pitcher

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Students have often struggled in developmental math courses. Educators and policymakers have engaged in efforts to improve student learning and pass rates in these courses. One instructional model that has shown promise in improving student outcomes is the Emporium Model. The traditional lecture model of teaching is still the predominant model in practice. Research has found that student background characteristics are important factors in predicting success in developmental math. Some studies have been done investigating the comparative effectiveness of the Traditional and Emporium models, but little research has been performed in whether the effect of course format on student outcomes …


Transforming Land And Home Ownership: Emergent Strategy And Community Cultural Wealth In Developing Community Land Trusts, Ahmed Naguib Jan 2024

Transforming Land And Home Ownership: Emergent Strategy And Community Cultural Wealth In Developing Community Land Trusts, Ahmed Naguib

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation investigates the transformative potential of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in reimagining land and homeownership within the context of capitalist real estate markets. Utilizing a qualitative research framework that combines narrative inquiry with Emergent Strategy and Community Cultural Wealth theories, this study explores the intricacies of developing CLTs as a counter-narrative to traditional models of property ownership. Through extensive narrative analysis of four distinct CLTs in California, this research highlights the complex challenges and innovative strategies employed to scale CLTs in competitive urban markets. The findings reveal how CLTs leverage emergent strategy and community cultural wealth to navigate and …


Examining Differences In Self-Concept And Language Between Monolingual And Bilingual Undergraduate Students, Marilyn Vega-Wagner Jan 2024

Examining Differences In Self-Concept And Language Between Monolingual And Bilingual Undergraduate Students, Marilyn Vega-Wagner

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The literature is lacking in studies that examine self-concept and language status among individuals older than adolescence. The purpose of this study is to conduct a quantitative nonexperimental comparative design to examine differences in self-concept and language status (monolingual or bilingual) between male and female undergraduate students in California. A total of 97 participants were examined in the study. The researcher conducted descriptive statistics on the demographics as well as a MANOVA and an ANOVA to answer the proposed research question. Based on the findings presented, the researcher failed to reject the null hypothesis of research question 1: There is …


Engagement Between African American Male Students And The Community College, Parrish Geary Jan 2024

Engagement Between African American Male Students And The Community College, Parrish Geary

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Using data from the Community College Survey of Men designed by the Community College Equity Assessment Lab—Minority Male Community College Collaborative at San Diego State University, this study examined factors influencing in- and out-of-classroom engagement of African American male students at community colleges in California. The results suggested positive relationships between multiple predictors and independent variables on ethos factors for African American men. Additionally, the outcomes showed that 4 of the 5 independent variables were significant for African American men (i.e., personal relationships, faculty acknowledgment, belonging, and feeling welcomed). A review of the standardized beta coefficients revealed that the strongest …


The Decline Of Science In The Early Years: A Diagnosis And A Plan Of Action, Jennifer Bentley Jan 2024

The Decline Of Science In The Early Years: A Diagnosis And A Plan Of Action, Jennifer Bentley

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

Science instruction in the early years of a student’s education career is essential to a student successfully continuing science in their secondary and postsecondary careers. However, the amount of high-quality science instruction students receive at the elementary level has been steadily declining for two decades, resulting in an inequitable imbalance in those who pursue STEM careers, a lack of critical science literacy in the U.S. populace, and a shortage of qualified employees entering the U.S. economy. Much of the lack of science instruction can be traced to decreased training of teachers to teach science during elementary credentialing programs or the …


Supporting At-Risk Students Through The Interconnected Systems Framework: Perspectives Of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel, Luis Angel Sandoval Jan 2024

Supporting At-Risk Students Through The Interconnected Systems Framework: Perspectives Of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel, Luis Angel Sandoval

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The number of students with mental health challenges has increased significantly in public schools during the past 10 years. Despite school and community efforts many students remain underserved, specifically at-risk populations. At-risk youth are more likely to experience adverse life outcomes such as performing poorly in school, dropping out of school, acting violently, and facing higher instances of mental health challenges when compared to peers with fewer risk factors. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine specialized instructional support personnel’s attitudes and willingness to implement a change model, ISF, to support at-risk youth in the public school system. …


Effects Of Screen Time On Children's Brain Development: A Scoping Review, Niloofar Jannesar, Todd E. Davenport, Lindsay Gietzen Dec 2023

Effects Of Screen Time On Children's Brain Development: A Scoping Review, Niloofar Jannesar, Todd E. Davenport, Lindsay Gietzen

Pacific Journal of Health

In this scoping review, the effects of screen time on cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional development in children were studied by examining peer-reviewed articles published between 2018 and 2023. A total of 17 peer-reviewed articles were used in the study. The research reported that screen media provide a learning avenue, though it could be detrimental when children spend their time watching more than appropriate screen media. Furthermore, the study indicated that excessive screen media use may harm children’s executive function, which affects academic performance and language development. Related studies have also shown a correlation between excess screen use and problems like …


Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students’ Experience With Microaggressions In The Clinic: A Call To Action, Jocelin T. Friedman, Todd E. Davenport Dec 2023

Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students’ Experience With Microaggressions In The Clinic: A Call To Action, Jocelin T. Friedman, Todd E. Davenport

Pacific Journal of Health

As Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students fulfill off-campus clinical experience requirements at healthcare institutions, they are mentored by clinical instructors who are employees of said healthcare institutions. Clinical instructors, patients, or other staff members there may commit microaggressions against physical therapy students with varying subject matters, intentions, and effects on the students. Microaggressions are brief verbal humiliations which may or may not be intentional, but nonetheless convey derogatory slights or insults towards a target group. This article explores DPT students’ real-life experiences with microaggressions within the clinical education realm and the challenges a Director of Clinical Education faced in …


Synergizing Occupational Science And Occupational Therapy: Designing An Integrated Foundations Course For Health Education, Natalie A. Perkins, Guy Mccormack, Anne Dunlea Dec 2023

Synergizing Occupational Science And Occupational Therapy: Designing An Integrated Foundations Course For Health Education, Natalie A. Perkins, Guy Mccormack, Anne Dunlea

Pacific Journal of Health

The Occupational Therapy Department at University of the Pacific embarked on a tailored initiative to reshape the occupational therapy foundations course for entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) students. Collaboratively designed and co-taught by the first and second authors, experienced occupational therapists in both clinical and academic realms, alongside the third author, a seasoned occupational scientist with a rich background in instructing graduate and undergraduate professionals, this innovative course aligns with the program's biopsychosocial philosophy.

The primary objective of this course was to provide students with an expansive perspective on the fundamental role of occupation in human life. Various assessment methods …


Self & Peer Evaluation Assessments As A Teaching Tool, Gitta Radjaeipour Nov 2023

Self & Peer Evaluation Assessments As A Teaching Tool, Gitta Radjaeipour

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


Exploring Student‐Perceived Confidence And Ability: Association With Performance, Natalie Perkins, Rajvinder Bains Nov 2023

Exploring Student‐Perceived Confidence And Ability: Association With Performance, Natalie Perkins, Rajvinder Bains

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


Open Educational Resources Data Assessment And Visualization By The Library & Learning Center, Michele Gibney, Mickel Paris, Sowmya Ballari Nov 2023

Open Educational Resources Data Assessment And Visualization By The Library & Learning Center, Michele Gibney, Mickel Paris, Sowmya Ballari

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


Developing Critical Thinking: Student Perspectives And Experiences, Ashley Ippolito, Zhao Do, Zibby Madill, Paty Santiago Nov 2023

Developing Critical Thinking: Student Perspectives And Experiences, Ashley Ippolito, Zhao Do, Zibby Madill, Paty Santiago

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


From Antagonist To Protagonist: Shifting The Stories To Support Gen Z Students, Eileen K. Camfield, Leslie Bayers Jun 2023

From Antagonist To Protagonist: Shifting The Stories To Support Gen Z Students, Eileen K. Camfield, Leslie Bayers

Academic Affairs Faculty and Staff Articles

This article explores prevalent stories about “Gen Z” students that unintentionally undercut both their success and learner-centered pedagogies. The authors consider how those beliefs might be reframed to serve all learners more effectively. We also explore how the racial reckoning, health pandemics, social unrest, and additional compounded traumatic events of 2020 complicated stereotypes about college-aged youth and magnified the ever-present need for more inclusive, flexible, and compassionate teaching approaches. We now have an opportunity to build on the lessons of 2020 and expand the lenses through with we consider our students’ visible behaviors and invisible experiences. We offer a rationale …


Student Physical Therapists’ Perceptions Of A Novel, Small-Group Presentation Method In The United States: A Cohort Study, Bhavana Raja, Leslie Bayers, Lott Hill, Alicia Rabena-Amen Jun 2023

Student Physical Therapists’ Perceptions Of A Novel, Small-Group Presentation Method In The United States: A Cohort Study, Bhavana Raja, Leslie Bayers, Lott Hill, Alicia Rabena-Amen

Academic Affairs Faculty and Staff Articles

Purpose: The purpose of this project is to explore perceptions of student physical therapists of a new, small-group presentation model called Presentation-Station-Rotation (PSR). Our hypothesis is that the PSR format will be a more effective, interactive, and stimulating mode of delivery than large group presentations. Method: Thirty-six first year student physical therapists were divided into groups of three students to give a presentation about their clinical experience. Presenters rotated to two other groups to present for three repetitions; listeners heard six different presentations. Thematic analysis was conducted on the questionnaire completed by the students regarding their experiences of the PSR …


A Conversation On Caste With Thenmozhi Soundararajan And Dr. Mary J. Lomax Ghirarduzzi, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Mary J. Lomax-Ghiraduzzi Apr 2023

A Conversation On Caste With Thenmozhi Soundararajan And Dr. Mary J. Lomax Ghirarduzzi, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Mary J. Lomax-Ghiraduzzi

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Recordings and Conversations

A historic bill aims to ban prejudice based on caste system, practiced for centuries in the Indian subcontinent, in the state of California - proposed by State Senator Aisha Wahab.

Californians for Caste Equity - SB 403 - the state's Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the legislation, sending it on to the next committee for consideration. If passed, the bill could make California the first state in the nation to make caste bias illegal by adding it as a protected category in the state's anti-discrimination laws.

The bill was proposed by State Senator Aisha Wahab, the first Muslim …


Celebrating Women's History Month, Mary J. Lomax-Ghirarduzzi Mar 2023

Celebrating Women's History Month, Mary J. Lomax-Ghirarduzzi

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Publications

As a leader, I envision a world where equality for women, girls and nonbinary people is woven into every fabric of our culture and society. March is Women’s History Month. In line with this year’s national theme “Celebrating women who tell their stories,” Pacific is uplifting the stories and leadership of women, girls and nonbinary people who are change makers making a difference.


Badging Information Literacy Skills, Nicole Mountjoy, Veronica Wells Feb 2023

Badging Information Literacy Skills, Nicole Mountjoy, Veronica Wells

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


Competency Based Education And Outcomes, Natalie Perkins Feb 2023

Competency Based Education And Outcomes, Natalie Perkins

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


Biweekly Integrated Exams: Providing Increased Structure To Keep Students From Falling Behind, Tara Jenkins Feb 2023

Biweekly Integrated Exams: Providing Increased Structure To Keep Students From Falling Behind, Tara Jenkins

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


Canvas Outcomes For Assessment Data Collection, Virginia Kelsey, Sadie Glass Feb 2023

Canvas Outcomes For Assessment Data Collection, Virginia Kelsey, Sadie Glass

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of Collaborative Inquiry In Writing Center Peer Tutoring, Ciara Swan, Aiden Low Feb 2023

The Effectiveness Of Collaborative Inquiry In Writing Center Peer Tutoring, Ciara Swan, Aiden Low

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.


Self Reflection, Assessment, And High Impact Practices In The Think Tank, Jeffrey Hole, Alison Alkon, Josh Salyers Feb 2023

Self Reflection, Assessment, And High Impact Practices In The Think Tank, Jeffrey Hole, Alison Alkon, Josh Salyers

Pacific's Annual Assessment Conference

No abstract provided.