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2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Higher education

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They Just Named Me Head Of Retention: Now What Do I Do?, Anne Marie Casey, Richard Nicols Nov 2015

They Just Named Me Head Of Retention: Now What Do I Do?, Anne Marie Casey, Richard Nicols

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Retention specialists come from many areas of higher education. Some, such as a First Year Programs Director, seem like a very natural fit. Others come from departments not traditionally associated with retention. At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which offers degree programs primarily in STEM fields, the Director of First Year Programs (FYP) had been considered the informal retention specialist of record until late 2013 when the Library Director was recruited to take on the newly created position of Dean of Retention and Student Success. This paper chronicles the ways in which the two colleagues learned about the state of retention at ...


Making Sense Of Higher Educational Opportunities For Arff Professionals, Rita "Rene" Herron Ph.D., Ann Light Jul 2015

Making Sense Of Higher Educational Opportunities For Arff Professionals, Rita "Rene" Herron Ph.D., Ann Light

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Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Attendance Policies At A Polytechnic University, Loraine Lowder, Adeel Khalid, Daniel R. Ferreira, Jeanne Law Bohannon, Beth Stutzmann, Mir M. Atiqullah, Rajnish Singh, Tien Yee, Keshav R. Acharya, Craig A. Chin, M. A. Karim, Robert Segiharu Keyser, Donna Colebeck Jun 2015

Student And Faculty Perceptions Of Attendance Policies At A Polytechnic University, Loraine Lowder, Adeel Khalid, Daniel R. Ferreira, Jeanne Law Bohannon, Beth Stutzmann, Mir M. Atiqullah, Rajnish Singh, Tien Yee, Keshav R. Acharya, Craig A. Chin, M. A. Karim, Robert Segiharu Keyser, Donna Colebeck

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Student and Faculty Perceptions of Attendance Policies at a Polytechnic University The goal of an attendance policy is to improve the academic success of students. However,current literature does not provide clear conclusions whether enforcing an attendance policy actually improves student performance. This study explores student and faculty perceptions regarding the utility of attendance policies in undergraduate courses at a polytechnic university.Anonymous surveys were completed by 89 faculty members and 455 responses from five schools (Engineering, Engineering Technology and Management, Computer and Software Engineering, Architecture, and Arts and Sciences) on a single campus. Comparisons between theperceptions of students and ...


Toward Developing An Academic Discipline, Tim Brady, Alan J. Stolzer Mar 2015

Toward Developing An Academic Discipline, Tim Brady, Alan J. Stolzer

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It is not often in the life of an academic or of an academic institution that circumstances coalesce to bring about a new academic discipline. But it happened recently, thus a review of the circumstances may be of interest and potentially instructive. Disciplines are typically characterized as a field of study at institutions of higher learning; they have a definable body of knowledge, scholars who contribute to that body of knowledge, teachers who teach in the field, a community of people who identify with the field, a refereed journal, are often associated with a professional practice and, in many cases ...


Experiential Education As A Framework For Student Affairs' Educator Role, Aaron D. Clevenger Jan 2015

Experiential Education As A Framework For Student Affairs' Educator Role, Aaron D. Clevenger

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"The purpose of this article is to provide student affairs practitioner-scholars with an applied framework/action plan for incorporating experiential education techniques into their daily practice of hosting and/or advising events, and other planned experiences. Utilizing the National Society of Experiential Education’s eight principles of good practice as a praxis, student affairs educators may achieve many of the following benefits: 1) a consistent language and definitions, which will promote a common understanding and common values; 2) a learning community helping to develop skills, known to be effective in ensuring learning and creating an engaged environment; 3) a plethora ...