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Cm-Ii Meditation As An Intervention To Reduce Stress And Improve Attention: A Study Of Ml Detection, Spectral Analysis, And Hrv Metrics, Sreekanth Gopi Dec 2023

Cm-Ii Meditation As An Intervention To Reduce Stress And Improve Attention: A Study Of Ml Detection, Spectral Analysis, And Hrv Metrics, Sreekanth Gopi

Master of Science in Computer Science Theses

Students frequently face heightened stress due to academic and social pressures, particularly in de- manding fields like computer science and engineering. These challenges are often associated with serious mental health issues, including ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), depression, and an increased risk of suicide. The average student attention span has notably decreased from 21⁄2 minutes to just 47 seconds, and now it typically takes about 25 minutes to switch attention to a new task (Mark, 2023). Research findings suggest that over 95% of individuals who die by suicide have been diagnosed with depression (Shahtahmasebi, 2013), and almost 20% of students …


Considering The State And Status Of Internationalization In Western Higher Education, Brian Culp Jun 2021

Considering The State And Status Of Internationalization In Western Higher Education, Brian Culp

Faculty and Research Publications

While internationalization is among the top strategic priorities of universities and colleges globally, research into the expanse of internationalization in the kinesiology discipline is not well researched. Given this gap, critical consideration of the state and status of the phenomenon is needed. Knowing more about what is being done in the name of internationalization within kinesiology and reflecting on how those actions and outcomes are aligned, or not, with key theoretical guidance is necessary in order to plan for improvement accordingly. For these reasons, this paper first provides a primer on internationalization in higher education, including how the phenomenon has …


Self-Talk: Mentoring And Empowering Faculty To Contribute To Organizational Change, Brian Culp Mar 2020

Self-Talk: Mentoring And Empowering Faculty To Contribute To Organizational Change, Brian Culp

Faculty and Research Publications

We can effectively mentor if in possession of qualities to empower mentees, which include: effective communication skills, knowledge of the professional realm, enthusiasm, passion and the ability to create an equitable and supportive organizational environment with the mentee. The authors of this article propose that self-talk (ST) or inner speech is a helpful means of inspiring mentors, colleagues, teachers, and friends in navigating communication challenges with themselves and others. A three-step approach to implementing ST for the purpose of mentoring involves: (1) awareness of the ST they are currently using; (2) follow-up with the mentee’s active reflection of and recording …


Blogging In A Study Abroad Class To Promote Active Learning And Student Engagement, Ann Marie Francis Jul 2019

Blogging In A Study Abroad Class To Promote Active Learning And Student Engagement, Ann Marie Francis

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Blogs have become a popular tool to improve learning and enhance student engagement. The process of creating information when writing a blog and reflecting on others’ ideas when commenting work together to help students engage in reflective learning. While there have been studies considering the value of blogging in traditional and online classes, this paper explores the benefits of incorporating blogs in a study abroad class. Outlining the experiences from teaching two study abroad literature classes, the paper summarizes the program design, details creating blog assignments, explores the benefits and challenges unique to study abroad students and blogging, and examines …


Full Issue - Jgi V.14, N.1 Jul 2019

Full Issue - Jgi V.14, N.1

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Full issue of Journal of Global Initiatives volume 14, number 1 - Special Issue: The Impact of Communication Technologies on Study Abroad.


A Seat At Ksu's Table, Khalilah Lawal May 2017

A Seat At Ksu's Table, Khalilah Lawal

Navigations: A First-Year College Composite

In this essay, author Khalilah Lawal describes her first-year experience at Kennesaw State University by examining the representation of African American students and culture. In her first semester of college, Lawal attends three on-campus events as part of an assignment for KSU 1101. Her essay analyzes the lack of student diversity at one of these events, and compares this experience to more culturally-focused co-curricular opportunities for African American students.


Graduates' Reflections On An Online Doctorate In Educational Technology, Julia Fuller, Mary Risner, Laura Lowder, Barry Bachenheimer, Mark Hart Jun 2014

Graduates' Reflections On An Online Doctorate In Educational Technology, Julia Fuller, Mary Risner, Laura Lowder, Barry Bachenheimer, Mark Hart

Faculty and Research Publications

In recent years online education doctorates have become more prevalent to accommodate the growing need for distance academic preparation. Due to the newness of these degree programs, there is a dearth of information in the literature on learner perspectives of effective online teaching and learning strategies. The authors of this paper are recent graduates of the online Doctor of Education program in Educational Technology at the University of Florida. They convey their own experiences using supporting research and the three components of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, )-social, cognitive, and teaching presence-to examine this online …


Advisory Councils In Executive Education: Insights From Practice, Kevin J. Rose, Théres W. Stiefer Jul 2013

Advisory Councils In Executive Education: Insights From Practice, Kevin J. Rose, Théres W. Stiefer

Journal of Executive Education

Various units within higher education rely on an advisory council to help guide policy, practice, and strategy. These boards usually consist of external business contacts or subject matter experts. In this article, we present a review of the use of advisory councils in higher education, with particular attention given to business education. We then provide advice and information based on our own experience with developing and maintaining an advisory council for an executive education unit. While there is no single best way to engage an advisory board for productive academic benefit, we provide several ideas for consideration in the hopes …


E/Merging Across Africa: Five Papers On The Use Of Educational Technology In African Higher Education, Tony Carr Jul 2013

E/Merging Across Africa: Five Papers On The Use Of Educational Technology In African Higher Education, Tony Carr

The African Journal of Information Systems

This guest editorial comments on the rapidly changing environment for the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in African Higher Education Institutions (HEI), introduces the e/merge online conferences and gives a brief introduction to the papers in the special issue.


Global Learning And The Engaging Questions Of Globalization, Daniel Paracka Aug 2010

Global Learning And The Engaging Questions Of Globalization, Daniel Paracka

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

While universities can act as important mediators amidst the highly disruptive and contentious change processes of globalization, very few institutions are intentionally fulfilling such a mission. Moreover, there are significant ethnocentric and ideological barriers to overcome before intercultural understanding and cooperation may occur. Nonetheless, universities in the global age are increasingly called upon to help prepare students to better perceive, understand, interpret, translate, and negotiate complex interdependent global contexts. This article examines the significance of several common reactions to the challenges of globalization for teaching and learning in higher education. It also outlines primary areas of focus for global educators …


Interdisciplinarity: A Catalyst For Faculty Engagement Win Internationalization, Lisa Kim Childress Aug 2010

Interdisciplinarity: A Catalyst For Faculty Engagement Win Internationalization, Lisa Kim Childress

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Despite the benefits of international scholarship to higher education institutions, faculty engagement in internationalization remains a major challenge for many universities. This study sheds light on this problem by investigating the strategies used by two institutions to engage faculty in internationalization through interdisciplinarity. This study found that as interdisciplinarity emphasizes comparative approaches, it prompted faculty to advance the comprehensiveness of their scholarship through the integration of cross-cultural perspectives. Notably, this study presents a model to assist institutions in overcoming endogenous obstacles by providing three infrastructural components--time, place, and financial resources--for faculty to engage in interdisciplinary and international scholarship.


Critical Issues In Higher Education For The Public Good: Qualitative, Quantitative & Historical Research Perspectives, Penny A. Pasque Ed., Nicholas A. Bowman Ed., Magdalena Martinez Ed. Oct 2009

Critical Issues In Higher Education For The Public Good: Qualitative, Quantitative & Historical Research Perspectives, Penny A. Pasque Ed., Nicholas A. Bowman Ed., Magdalena Martinez Ed.

KSU Press Legacy Project

Critical Issues in Higher Education for the Public Good offers new evidence and insights into the complexities of higher education and the public good. This unique collection of award winning authors discusses what is needed in order to actualize higher education for the public good, where "higher education" and "the public" are inclusive of multiple constituencies. Issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, urban environments, and systemic oppression are addressed, along with teaching and learning, study abroad, affirmative action and community-university engagement.

This book represents an ongoing commitment to bring new scholarly voices into a public discussion about the relationship that …


Ict Integration Efforts In Higher Education In Developing Economies: The Case Of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Dawit Tibebu, Tridib Bandyopadhyay, Solomon Negash Jan 2009

Ict Integration Efforts In Higher Education In Developing Economies: The Case Of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Dawit Tibebu, Tridib Bandyopadhyay, Solomon Negash

Faculty and Research Publications

A situational modified version of Tearle’s model (2004) is utilized in this study to understand the integration of ICTs in the educational process. The study evaluated self efficacy beliefs, institutional support and policy in the context of developing economies where challenges of inadequate resources and insufficient skills persist. We assess the state of affairs, and the challenges faced by teachers and management at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The results show that educators are generally appreciative of ICTs role in the teaching/learning process.


Partners With A Vision: Librarians And Faculty Collaborate To Develop A Library Orientation Program At A Non-Traditional Campus, Jo Anne Bryant, Alyssa Martin, Jana J. Slay Apr 2007

Partners With A Vision: Librarians And Faculty Collaborate To Develop A Library Orientation Program At A Non-Traditional Campus, Jo Anne Bryant, Alyssa Martin, Jana J. Slay

The Southeastern Librarian

In Fall 2004, the Chair of the Department of Communication and Fine Arts was charged with customizing the TROY University Orientation course (TROY 1101) curriculum and activities for the Montgomery Campus student population. After talking with the Montgomery Campus library director about the need for including a comprehensive library component, the Chair began working with two librarians to create a library orientation component for TROY 1101, a one-semester hour course that would be required for all new and transfer students effective Fall Semester 2005.


Volume 18, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor, Tom Pusateri Editor Oct 2006

Volume 18, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor, Tom Pusateri Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 17, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor Oct 2005

Volume 17, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 16, Number 02, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor May 2005

Volume 16, Number 02, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 16, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor Oct 2004

Volume 16, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor, Linda M. Noble Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 15, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor May 2003

Volume 15, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 14, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor Oct 2001

Volume 14, Number 01, G. William Hill Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 13, Number 02, Don Forrester Editor May 2000

Volume 13, Number 02, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 13, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor Oct 1999

Volume 13, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 12, Number 02, Don Forrester Editor May 1999

Volume 12, Number 02, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 12, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor Oct 1998

Volume 12, Number 01, Don Forrester Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 11, Number 02, Lana Wachniak Editor May 1998

Volume 11, Number 02, Lana Wachniak Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Thinking Style Differences Among Academic Librarians, Linda M. Golian-Lui Jan 1998

Thinking Style Differences Among Academic Librarians, Linda M. Golian-Lui

Linda M. Golian-Lui

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether differences in thinking styles exist between senior level library administrators working in public and technical service areas in libraries with an institutional membership in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). To facilitate this investigation, the Inquiry Mode Questionnaire (InQ) and a demographic data form were distributed in a nation-wide survey. The study achieved an 80.3% (106) return rate, with a total of 97 surveys used for data analysis. The literature review is organized in three segments: definitional dilemma, theoretical framework, and review of previous research. The definitional dilemma addressed issues concerning …


Volume 11, Number 01, Lana Wachniak Editor Jan 1998

Volume 11, Number 01, Lana Wachniak Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 10, Number 02, Lana Wachniak Editor May 1997

Volume 10, Number 02, Lana Wachniak Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 10, Number 01, Lana Wachniak Editor Jan 1997

Volume 10, Number 01, Lana Wachniak Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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Volume 09, Number 02, Richard F. Welch Editor May 1996

Volume 09, Number 02, Richard F. Welch Editor

Reaching Through Teaching

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