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The Benefits Of Constructing An Effective Internship Program, Danielle Harrison Nov 2017

The Benefits Of Constructing An Effective Internship Program, Danielle Harrison

Journal of Research Initiatives

The internship program offers opportunities for learners to fulfill their scholastic, professional, and personal interests through a contractual agreement. The various stakeholders within the internship experience are vital and should be aware of the internship program structure. The goal is to prepare the intern for life outside of the collegiate experience and to transition from novice to expert. To ensure best practices while creating, implementing, and maintaining experiential learning programs, the need for an effective program structure is addressed in this paper.


Growth Mindset As An Approach For Improving Our Lives And Our Students' Lives (August 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones Aug 2017

Growth Mindset As An Approach For Improving Our Lives And Our Students' Lives (August 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive presentation expands on the concept of growth mindset, the concept that growth and learning can come from failure, and discusses the impact that adopting a growth mindset can have on ourselves and our students. Concludes with some concrete suggestions for cultivating a growth mindset and embracing the power of "yet."


Student Demographic And Academic Characteristics That Predict Community College Student Success In Online Courses, Jennifer L. Davidson Aug 2017

Student Demographic And Academic Characteristics That Predict Community College Student Success In Online Courses, Jennifer L. Davidson

Theses and Dissertations

Online student success is a concern for higher education institutions especially community colleges with open enrollment admission. This study analyzed online student success using online GPA (dependent variable) and both demographic and academic characteristics of online students (independent variables) to determine which characteristics significantly correlated to and predicted student success in online courses. The sample included an unduplicated count of 4,046 online students enrolled in at least one online course during fall 2015 and spring 2016 at a public, Midwestern community college. Six research questions and twelve hypotheses were used to determine which independent variables led online students to ...


Educating Our Parkland Students In The 21st Century, Julie Weishar, Midge Siem, Patti Verstrat, Sarah Grison Aug 2017

Educating Our Parkland Students In The 21st Century, Julie Weishar, Midge Siem, Patti Verstrat, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

Characteristics of incoming college students are shared with this interactive slide presentation. Additionally, general learning outcomes and development in students of important skill sets (academic, personal, and professional) are used to guide participants to identifying the most effective techniques to improve student learning.


Identity-Oriented Program, Isaac Jorgensen May 2017

Identity-Oriented Program, Isaac Jorgensen

Capstone Collection

This paper demonstrates why identity-oriented community college study abroad programs are more accessible for the diverse student populations that attend these institutions. It does this with a case study, a demographic analysis, and the theoretical support of The Experiential Learning Cycle (ELC) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). First it proves the lack of diversity within United States study abroad participants. Following this, the paper shows that community colleges house more underserved populations than four-year universities. Additionally, it illustrates the benefits of studying abroad and demographics specific to The Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA), and public ...


The Intentional Student: Strategies To Help Students Of Low-Socioeconomic Status Succeed At Post-Secondary Institutions, Patrick L. Phillips Mar 2017

The Intentional Student: Strategies To Help Students Of Low-Socioeconomic Status Succeed At Post-Secondary Institutions, Patrick L. Phillips

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The Intentional Student: Strategies to Help Students of Low Socioeconomic Status Succeed at Post-Secondary Institutions, is structured in three phases: The Prerequisites, The Process and The Exodus. Attendees will take a journey in the same manner students navigate the college experience. (The Prerequisites)-areas that are completed and mastered before college, (The Process)-tasks and areas that are mastered while in college and (The Exodus)-areas mastered upon conclusion of college to obtain gainful employment. The target audience is educators, school counselors, mentors, therapist, and school social workers.


Leaders Yearning For Excellence: How Motivation And Self-Determination Benefits A Diverse Group Of Student Athletes, Michael E. Rutledge Ii Mar 2017

Leaders Yearning For Excellence: How Motivation And Self-Determination Benefits A Diverse Group Of Student Athletes, Michael E. Rutledge Ii

Journal of Research Initiatives

Many athletic departments within Predominately White Institutions (PWI’s) have a culmination of competition, academic support, and an abundance of campus support. With this, comes an expected tradition of athletic prestige. Winning athletic contests is culturally derived attitude. At the same time, improving academic motivation and success of student athletes should be an equally important, culturally derived attitude as well. Given the need to improve academic outcomes of diverse student athletes, the emphasis to improve holistic development is imperative in encouraging academic growth while leading student athletes to recognize, understand, and critique social situations.

This study highlights a diverse group ...


Growth Mindset: What Is It And Why Does It Matter So Much? (March 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones Mar 2017

Growth Mindset: What Is It And Why Does It Matter So Much? (March 2017), Sarah Grison, Marsh Jones

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive presentation defines what it means to have a growth mindset, the idea that learning comes from failure, explains why the approach is beneficial to students (and everyone), and identifies concrete ways to cultivate a growth mindset.


Brain-Based Learning (V 1.0), Sarah Grison Jan 2017

Brain-Based Learning (V 1.0), Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive presentation discusses brain-based learning by identifying the myths versus the realities of the approach, exploring teaching an learning tools suggested by literature on brain-based research, and discussing how brain-based learning techniques might be useful in the community college classroom.


One More Student: Session 3: Is There Such Thing As An Exciting Lecture?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison Jan 2017

One More Student: Session 3: Is There Such Thing As An Exciting Lecture?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive slide show discusses the academic challenges of the community college student, and offers practical, research-based methods to help engage students in effective learning strategies. This is the third session of a four-part workshop series which was designed as professional development for instructors teaching FYE101 at Parkland College.


One More Student: Session 4: How Can We Get Students To Come Back?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison Jan 2017

One More Student: Session 4: How Can We Get Students To Come Back?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive slide show encourages community college faculty to explore their own teaching goals, provides an understanding of how developing a growth mindset in students can help them to return for more education, and shares some practical teaching tools to support student retention and success. This is the last session of a four-part workshop series which was designed as professional development for instructors teaching FYE101 at Parkland College.


One More Student: Session 2: Is There Such A Thing As Intrusive Teaching?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison Jan 2017

One More Student: Session 2: Is There Such A Thing As Intrusive Teaching?, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive slide show promotes supporting students with "intrusive teaching" and encourages faculty to get to know students outside the classroom by understanding the non-academic challenges faced by community college students and providing practical tools, armed with resources available for students, to engage in "intrusive teaching." This is the second session of a four-part workshop series which was designed as professional development for instructors teaching FYE101 at Parkland College.


One More Student: Session 1: What Tools Can Help Teachers Be Successful In Keeping Students, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison Jan 2017

One More Student: Session 1: What Tools Can Help Teachers Be Successful In Keeping Students, Charles Larenas, Dan Ryan, Sarah Grison

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Workshops

This interactive slide show identifies the needs and challenges or the community college student, and how to best support those needs with practical teaching tools to improve student retention and success. This is the first session of a four-part workshop series which was designed as professional development for instructors teaching FYE101 at Parkland College.


First-Generation Community College Students And Their Sense Of Place: An Opportunity To Succeed; An Opportunity To Belong, Cheryl J. Williams Jan 2017

First-Generation Community College Students And Their Sense Of Place: An Opportunity To Succeed; An Opportunity To Belong, Cheryl J. Williams

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Over the past decades, community college attendance has continued to be the first stop and school of choice for over half of the college student population, particularly for first-generation students. However, despite their enrollment, degree attainment remains low for first-generation students. It is not enough to get them in the door—it is critical that they belong. A college experience that provides a sense of belonging and sense of place for first-generation students is crucial. Sense of belonging has been shown to contribute to a positive student identity and experience that leads to higher retention and graduation rates. Student belonging ...


Persistence Of First-Generation Graduates Of A Community College Healthcare Program, Tennie Rene Sanders-Mcbryde Jan 2017

Persistence Of First-Generation Graduates Of A Community College Healthcare Program, Tennie Rene Sanders-Mcbryde

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many first-generation students (FGS) succumb to challenges and barriers and ultimately give up on their educational goals. Little is known about FGS who graduate and are successful in their discipline. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore factors that influenced the persistence of FGS who graduated and are employed in the healthcare field. The theoretical framework consisted of experiential learning, identity development and environmental influence, and social cognitive career theories. The research questions focused on how FGS made decisions to graduate, interpreted their academic learning experiences, and perceived academic support received in the college environment. Data was collected ...


Women In Stem: The Effect Of Undergraduate Research On Persistence, Jodi Christine Wilker Jan 2017

Women In Stem: The Effect Of Undergraduate Research On Persistence, Jodi Christine Wilker

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers constitutes a major issue in postsecondary science education. Perseverance of women in STEM is linked to a strong science identity. Experiential learning activities, such as undergraduate research, increase science identity and thus should help keep women in STEM. Most studies on research program development are from 4-year institutions, yet many women start at community colleges. The goal of this study was to fill this gap. Science identity and experiential learning theories provided the framework for this case study at a local institution (LECC). Semistructured interviews determined college science ...


Egalitarian Teams In Action: Organizing For Library Initiatives, Linda Miles, Miriam Laskin, Kate Lyons Jan 2017

Egalitarian Teams In Action: Organizing For Library Initiatives, Linda Miles, Miriam Laskin, Kate Lyons

Urban Library Journal

In 2006 Peter Senge, who coined the term the learning organization, wrote, “As the world becomes more interconnected and business becomes more complex and dynamic, work must become more ‘learningful’... It’s just not possible any longer to to figure it out from the top, and have everyone else following the orders of the ‘grand strategist’” (p. 4). Senge documented the need for professions and organizations that can change, that can quickly adapt, be nimble, learn, and find new opportunities in the changing information landscape. Libraries are not immune from this kind of pressure. In this case study, first presented ...