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Consolidation In U.S. Higher Education: A Case Study Of A Regional Institution, Douglas V. Hawks Dec 2015

Consolidation In U.S. Higher Education: A Case Study Of A Regional Institution, Douglas V. Hawks

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this single-site, descriptive case study was to study consolidation in U.S. higher education through the process perspective as posited by Jemison and Sitkin (1986). In their process perspective, Jemison and Sitkin posit that four impediments may occur during the consolidation process that can directly impact the outcome of the consolidation. These four impediments are expectational ambiguity, escalating commitment, activity segmentation, and the misapplication of management systems.

Research questions guiding this study are focused on why consolidations take place in higher education, how outcomes are measured, and how decisions made during the consolidation are aligned with the ...


Student Service Members/Veterans Programs In Erie County Colleges And Universities: Analyzing Programs For Removing Barriers And Facilitating Identity Transitioning, William E. Langer Dec 2015

Student Service Members/Veterans Programs In Erie County Colleges And Universities: Analyzing Programs For Removing Barriers And Facilitating Identity Transitioning, William E. Langer

Public Administration Master’s Projects

Student Service Members/Veterans (SSM/Vs) served their nation in times of peace and in war and in doing so, are eligible for various educational benefits. To assist the SSM/V in adapting to their new role as a student and civilian, most postsecondary educational institutions offer services specifically tailored to the SSM/V population in order to support and assist them in completing their academic program. These services could include navigating benefit programs, financial aid, orientation programs and disability services as needed. In this transformative mixed methods study, a content analysis of the public websites of the schools was ...


Analyzing Student Perceptions Of Starting A New Football Program At A University, Zachary Ringlein Dec 2015

Analyzing Student Perceptions Of Starting A New Football Program At A University, Zachary Ringlein

Graduate Theses

Background: Student support is a critical factor that colleges and universities must consider when determining whether to add a football team to the athletic program. The student body is a large population that may attend games, purchase merchandise, attend athletic social events, tailgates, pep rallies, and homecoming, and join student oriented athletic fan clubs. Understanding the level of student support is important for prospective football programs

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of current students on beginning a college football program.

Methods: Current college students at a public university in the southeastern United States completed ...


Standing In The Intersection : Using Photovoice To Understand The Lived Experience Of Black Gay College Students Attending Predominantly White Postsecondary Institutions., Erica Caton Dec 2015

Standing In The Intersection : Using Photovoice To Understand The Lived Experience Of Black Gay College Students Attending Predominantly White Postsecondary Institutions., Erica Caton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The intersection of multiple oppressed identities is characterized by the compounded effects of victimization, intimidation and continued marginalization by dominant culture groups in society. Despite a growing body of knowledge about the individual experiences of racial and sexual minorities, there remains a lack of understanding of the unique life experiences of individuals with intersecting oppressed identities, specifically Black gay youth. Failure or inability to recognize, understand and take action in response to the needs of Black gay youth in college, perpetuates a culture of oppression that compromises the physical and mental well-being, and the academic success of these students. Engaging ...


Perceptions Toward The Value Of Higher Education For Hotel Professionals In Las Vegas: A Case Study, Gary Lee Deel Dec 2015

Perceptions Toward The Value Of Higher Education For Hotel Professionals In Las Vegas: A Case Study, Gary Lee Deel

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study concerns a qualitative investigation of the views toward higher education and its importance to hospitality career success among hotel professionals in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Existing literature supported the premise that education may be important to professional career success in several different ways, and that values concerning education may be passed from one person to another via social learning. However, the relevant theories had not previously been evaluated within the context of the hospitality industry. Professionals in reporting relationships at two Las Vegas hotels were interviewed to determine perceptions about higher education, the sources of those perceptions ...


Making Historians Of Theatre History Students: The First Three Steps, David Wintersteen Nov 2015

Making Historians Of Theatre History Students: The First Three Steps, David Wintersteen

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Without the guidance of a clear hypothesis, student research projects founder. This paper outlines a process by which students undergo the essential first stages that lead to successful research projects in Theatre History. The paper outlines three stages: “Quest for Fire,” in which the student identifies a subject area that interests them; “Fence Me In,” in which the student defines the research area and established distinct parameters; and “The Dreaded Hypothesis,” in which the student articulates a clear, unique and functional hypothesis. By implementing these initial three stages, teachers can create the conditions under which students motivate themselves to complete ...


Developing A Senior Capstone And Portfolio Course, Nanette Johnson-Curiskis, Daniel Cronn-Mills, Warren Sandmann Nov 2015

Developing A Senior Capstone And Portfolio Course, Nanette Johnson-Curiskis, Daniel Cronn-Mills, Warren Sandmann

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Our purpose in this essay is to explain how the Speech Communication Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato developed a senior capstone and portfolio course. We describe how this course helped the department improve its curriculum and teaching, and helped its students enhance their learning of the discipline.


Recognizing College Students Of Today: Generational Shifts Prompt Pedagogical Shifts, Kristen Cvancara, Kristen P. Treinen Nov 2015

Recognizing College Students Of Today: Generational Shifts Prompt Pedagogical Shifts, Kristen Cvancara, Kristen P. Treinen

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

As educators strive to continually improve the learning potential of the students in our classrooms, it is wise to evaluate traits of the students that may influence the effectiveness of the pedagogical methods employed. To this end, this essay introduces the reader to descriptions of today’s college students that identify this cohort as unique in learning style as well as life experience from all previous generations. An assessment method was used to investigate the degree to which current students identify with these generational stereotypes. The method and results of the assessment are discussed, and suggestions for adopting new pedagogical ...


Mediations Of Multiple Identities In A Private University: International Students’ Experiences In The United States, Beata Z. Dolina Nov 2015

Mediations Of Multiple Identities In A Private University: International Students’ Experiences In The United States, Beata Z. Dolina

Doctoral Dissertations

ABSTRACT

MEDIATIONS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES IN A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN THE UNITED STATES

SEPTEMBER 2015

BEATA DOLINA, B.A., UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW

M.A., HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Ed. D., UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

Directed by: Professor Theresa Austin

Admitting ever-increasing numbers of international undergraduates, universities are beginning to grapple with the difficulties students experience in adapting to this new, for them, educational context. According to Glass (2012), “Given the growth of international student enrollment, there are compelling reasons to more closely examine the extent to which specific educational experiences may be associated with their learning ...


Understanding Student Evaluations : A Black Faculty Perspective., Armon R. Perry, Sherri L. Wallace, Sharon E. Moore, Gwendolyn D. Perry-Burney Nov 2015

Understanding Student Evaluations : A Black Faculty Perspective., Armon R. Perry, Sherri L. Wallace, Sharon E. Moore, Gwendolyn D. Perry-Burney

Faculty Scholarship

Student evaluations of faculty teaching are critical components to the evaluation of faculty performance. These evaluations are used to determine teaching effectiveness and they influence tenure and promotion decisions. Although they are designed as objective assessments of teaching performance, extraneous factors, including the instructors’ race, can affect the composition and educational atmosphere at colleges and universities. In this reflection, we briefly review some literature on the use and utility of student evaluations and present narratives from social work faculty in which students’ evaluation contained perceived racial bias.


Beyond Tiger Mom Anxiety: Ethnic, Gender And Generational Differences In Asian American College Access And Choices, Oiyan Poon, Ajani Byrd Oct 2015

Beyond Tiger Mom Anxiety: Ethnic, Gender And Generational Differences In Asian American College Access And Choices, Oiyan Poon, Ajani Byrd

OiYan Poon

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 1-3, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 1-3, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 18, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 18, Philip A. Trostel

'It's Not Just the Money' Data Sets

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 20, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 20, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 26-27, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 26-27, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 40, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 40, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 4, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 4, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 19, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 19, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 43, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 43, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 22-24, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 22-24, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 44, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 44, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 12-17, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 12-17, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 41, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 41, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 29, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 29, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 25, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 25, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 11, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 11, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 6-10, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figures 6-10, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 28, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 28, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 30, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 30, Philip A. Trostel

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"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 31, Philip A. Trostel Oct 2015

"It's Not Just The Money" Figure 31, Philip A. Trostel

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