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Improving Student Athlete Academic Success and Retention.  

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This study examined a program to improve the academic success and retention of student athletes at a target community college in central Illinois. The problem of academic success and retention was identified through use of document analysis, surveys, and interviews. Analysis of probable cause data revealed that varied perceptions of student

Hobneck, Cheryl; Mudge, Linda; Turchi, Mary

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Predicting First Year University Students' Academic Success  

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Introduction: Premature withdrawal from university due to academic failure can present problems for students, families and educators. In an effort to widen the understanding regarding factors predicting academic success in higher institutions, prior academic achievement measures (preparatory school grade average point (GPA), aptitude test scores,…

Olani, Aboma

2009-01-01

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Student Employment Opportunity UNBC Academic Success Centre  

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, such as grammar and punctuation An interest in writing and reading across the disciplines Above per hour for graduate students. Qualified and interested individuals should submit the followingStudent Employment Opportunity UNBC Academic Success Centre Tutor for English Language Students You

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Moooving Students Toward Success Through Academic Orientation  

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placement score Specific Course vs. Group Options Specific Course: student will be enrolled in exactMoooving Students Toward Success Through Academic Orientation Collaboration NACADA Region V Session of undergraduate, graduate, and professional study Fall 2013 student population: 49,343 37,278 undergrads · 7

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Student Employment Opportunity UNBC Academic Success Centre  

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aspects of writing, such as grammar and punctuation An interest in writing and reading acrossStudent Employment Opportunity UNBC Academic Success Centre Writing Tutor Writing tutors conduct one-to-one, drop-in, and online sessions with students from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Personal factors that influence deaf college students' academic success.  

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Research tells us that academic preparation is key to deaf students' success at college. Yet, that is not the whole story. Many academically prepared students drop out during their first year. This study identified entering deaf college students' personal factors as assessed by their individual responses to both the Noel-Levitz College Student Inventory Form B and the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory, second edition (LASSI). Entering students in 3 successive cohorts (total n =437) participated in this study. Results show that in addition to entry measurements of reading and mathematic skills, personal factors contributed to the academic performance of students in their first quarter in college. The Noel-Levitz provided the comparatively better predictive value of academic performance: Motivation for Academic Study Scale (e.g., desire to finish college). The LASSI also showed statistically significant predictors, the Self-Regulation Component (e.g., time management) and Will Component (e.g., self-discipline), but accounted for relatively less variability in the students' initial grade point averages. For this group of underprepared students, results show that personal factors can play a significant role in academic success. Deaf students' personal factors are discussed as they relate to other first-year college students and to their subsequent academic performance and persistence. PMID:21558157

Albertini, John A; Kelly, Ronald R; Matchett, Mary Karol

2012-01-01

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Helping Students Improve Academic Achievement and School Success Behavior  

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This article describes a study evaluating the impact of school-counselor-led interventions on student academic achievement and school success behavior. A group counseling and classroom guidance model called student success skills (SSS) was the primary intervention. The focus of the SSS model was on three sets of skills identified in several…

Brigman, Greg; Campbell, Chari

2003-01-01

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Perceptions of Campus Climate, Academic Efficacy and Academic Success among Community College Students: An Ethnic Comparison  

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The present study examined whether there are ethnic differences in perceptions of campus climate, social support, and academic efficacy among community college students, and whether student perceptions were associated with academic success. A total of 475 community college students completed a questionnaire that measured students' perceptions of…

Edman, Jeanne L.; Brazil, Brad

2009-01-01

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Promoting Student Academic Success: Paying Attention to Learning Environmental Factors  

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Achievement gaps become greater for schools with high-poverty and high-minority school population in the United States in recent years (Dillon, 2005; Lee & Slaughter-Defoe, 2004). The academic success of minority students is important because the nation cannot successfully compete in a global market when a considerable portion of its school…

Li, Nan

2012-01-01

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Perceptions of campus climate, academic efficacy and academic success among community college students: an ethnic comparison  

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The present study examined whether there are ethnic differences in perceptions of campus climate, social support, and academic\\u000a efficacy among community college students, and whether student perceptions were associated with academic success. A total\\u000a of 475 community college students completed a questionnaire that measured students’ perceptions of cultural congruity, college\\u000a environment, mentoring, peer social life and academic self efficacy. Ethnic

Jeanne L. Edman; Brad Brazil

2009-01-01

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Variables Affecting the Academic Success of Community College Transfer Students.  

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In 1990, a research study was conducted to discover which variables students identified as being significant to their academic success, first at Mt. San Antonio Community College (MSAC), then after they transferred to the California State University (CSU) or to the University of California (UC). An important goal of the study was to determine if…

Hall, Barbara Ann

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Success Factors Identified by Academically Successful African-American Students of Poverty  

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The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore why some low-income minority students were academically successful in school using a three-tiered approach to research including individual student interviews, classroom observations, and photographs and follow up interviews on photographs to identify factors contributing to academic

Cooler, Meredith

2012-01-01

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Coaching Students to Academic Success and Engagement on Campus  

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Academic coaching can be a crucial step in helping students transition to college. Coaches work with students to be strategic in establishing and achieving their academic goals as well as becoming engaged on campus. At the University of South Carolina, academic coaching is defined as a one-on-one interaction with a student focusing on strengths,…

Robinson, Claire; Gahagan, Jimmie

2010-01-01

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Characteristics of Successful Students Readmitted Following Academic Suspension.  

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In fall 1994, New York's Bronx Community College (BCC) conducted a study of the usefulness of 50 variables in predicting the academic performance of students readmitted to the college following academic suspension. The sample consisted of 86 academically suspended students readmitted to the BCC for fall 1994. The 50 variables examined included…

Santa Rita, Emilio

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The Role of Non-Academic Factors in the Academic Success of College Students with Learning Disabilities  

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Successful transition to postsecondary education for students with learning disabilities requires application of both academic and non-academic skills to meet the increased demands of the college environment. While academic skills are often of primary consideration, this article addresses critical non-academic factors that impact the academic

Madaus, Joseph W.; Faggella-Luby, Michael N.; Dukes, Lyman L., III

2011-01-01

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Academic programs and services that affect student athlete success  

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Academic programs for student athletes are an integral part of collegiate athletic programs across the country. The Summer Bridge Program at Texas A&M University is a transition program for student athletes that are beginning their first year...

Rode, Cheryl Rebecca

2009-05-15

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Peer tutoring program for academic success of returning nursing students.  

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High attrition rates among students in associate degree nursing programs are a concern for faculty, administrators, and students. Programs offering academic and emotional support for students at risk for failing a clinical course may decrease attrition rates and improve academic performance. A peer tutoring program was developed for returning nursing students who were unsuccessful in a previous clinical course. Peer tutors met with returning students weekly to review course work, complete case studies and practice NCLEX questions. Trusting, supportive relationships developed among students and a significant increase in grades was noted at the end of the course for 79% of students. Implementation of peer tutoring was beneficial for returning students, tutors, and the nursing program and may be valuable in other courses where academic achievement is a concern. PMID:23189512

Bryer, Jennifer

2012-01-01

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Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students' Retention and Academic Success  

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Academic libraries, like other university departments, are being asked to demonstrate their value to the institution. This study discusses the impact library usage has on the retention and academic success of first-time, first-year undergraduate students at a large, public research university. Usage statistics were gathered at the University of…

Soria, Krista M.; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane

2013-01-01

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CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS READMITTED FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SUSPENSION  

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The study was an investigation of the usefulness of 50 variables in predicting the academic performance of 86 students readmitted to Bronx Community College following academic suspension. The variables included scores on the City University of New York placement tests, the Maudsley Personality Inventory, and the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes. Other variables included 8 educational history items, 20

Emilio Santa Rita Jr

1998-01-01

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Health Happens at UC Davis: Promoting Student Academic Success  

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insecure academic and social identity, leading students to engage in high-risk coping behaviors. · Cultural dining services, focusing on sound nutrition to nurture the mind as well as the body. Our campus dining

Ferrara, Katherine W.

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"Your Thrust Is to Understand"--How Academically Successful Students Learn  

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The article sets out to understand how academically successful students learn. Self-regulated learning theory is used as a lens to explicate the learning strategies adopted by a cohort of academically successful dentistry students. Data were collected from self-report interviews, observations of individual student's learning in a quasi-realistic…

McMillan, Wendy Jayne

2010-01-01

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The Effect of Learning Style on Academic Student Success  

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The problem addressed in this study was that little was known about the impact on student academic achievement, when grouped by learning style, in a multiple intelligence based science curriculum. The larger problem was that many students were frequently unengaged and, consequently, low achieving in their science courses. This quantitative study…

Stackhouse, Omega N.

2009-01-01

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U-Pace: Facilitating Academic Success for All Students  

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Because the transition to a knowledge-based economy requires an educated workforce, colleges and universities have made retention of students--particularly those who are academically underprepared--an institutional priority. College completion leads to economic and social advancement for students and is also critical to the nation's economic and…

Reddy, Diane M.; Fleming, Raymond; Pedrick, Laura E.; Ports, Katie A.; Barnack-Tavlaris, Jessica L.; Helion, Alicia M.; Swain, Rodney A.

2011-01-01

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Mexican-American Migrant Students' Academic Success: Sociological and Psychological Acculturation.  

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Compared academically successful and unsuccessful Mexican-American migrant high school students (n=151) on acculturation, urbanization, and socioeconomic status. Unsuccessful students came from larger, poorer, more rural, and more "foreign" families than successful students. Successful students scored higher on modernism, were more stably…

Manaster, Guy J.; And Others

1992-01-01

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Making the Grade: Academic Libraries and Student Success.  

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This book presents analyses that look at the many factors that can impact student success, such as technological capability, diversity, and information literacy. The importance of libraries' partnership with other members of the higher education community in working toward a common goal of student success is also examined. Further, the book gives…

Kelly, Maurie Caitlin, Ed.; Kross, Andrea, Ed.

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Academic Success for Long-Term ESL Students.  

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The study examines the population of long-term students of English as a second language (ESL), those who are enrolled in ESL programs for four to eight years but have not mastered the cognitive and academic skills in English to compete at grade level, in one New York City (New York) high school, and the efforts being made to address this…

Newell, Jessica; Smith, Joye

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Thoughtful Homework or Busy Work: Impact on Student Academic Success  

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Over the years the amount of homework and what kind of homework students are completing on a nightly basis has changed dramatically. From the early 1900s when homework was abolished because it was considered a violation of child labor laws to today when after No Child Left Behind was enacted in 2002, the focus has moved to evaluating academic

Tokarski, Jennifer E.

2011-01-01

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Factors That Affect the Academic Success of Foreign Students at Cardinal Stritch University  

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There are limited studies in the literature on the factors that affect the academic success of foreign students in the United States. This ex post facto mixed method study investigated the factors that affect the academic success of foreign students at Cardinal Stitch University (CSU), a medium size, private university located in the Midwestern…

Annor, Peter

2010-01-01

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Predicting Academic Success and Psychological Wellness in a Sample of Canadian Undergraduate Students  

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Introduction: University students need to cope with a complex new life role and to achieve academic success. This article explores the academic performance and psychological well-being among university students in a western Canadian city. Method: Using a convenience sample, a total of 501 undergraduate students in Regina, Saskatchewan took part in…

Chow, Henry P. H.

2010-01-01

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What Matters to Student Loan Default Project on Academic Success  

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engaging in practice- and policy-oriented research on student success in higher education Federal higher education policy began to shift its emphasis from grants to loans as a means of providing financial assistance to low- and moderate- income students as early as the mid-1970s. The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in 1980 with the budget policies of the Reagan

Don Hossler; Jacob P. K. Gross; Osman Cekic; Nick Hillman

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Successful Teachers Develop Academic Momentum with Reluctant Students  

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In a series of investigations, the author and his colleagues have examined ways that students who once did poorly in school made progress and how their teachers nurtured their accomplishments. They have chronicled ways that successful teachers learned to understand why students are reluctant to do their work, how to help them think through their…

Strahan, David

2008-01-01

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Creating a Successful Academic Climate for Urban Students  

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Teaching students in the inner city has been likened to hugging a porcupine--teachers nudge them toward success while getting pricked along the way. Many urban students perform below proficiency level and are difficult to manage. Their apathy toward completing class assignments, let alone homework, compounds the problem. As a whole, educators do…

Slaughter, Terri

2009-01-01

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Division of Student Life Center for Academic Success  

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and Strategies I. Student Success: Create environments which foster/promote engagement, retention, graduation foster/promote engagement, retention, graduation, and transition to a career. II. Communication: Partner Targets: Increase retention of first year students on warning or probation who attend IMPACT by 10% over

Harms, Kyle E.

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The Relationship of Factors of Academic Success and Psychological Well-Being for College Honors Students  

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Scope and Method of Study: This study was concerned with perceptions of academic facilitators, academic obstacles, and psychological well-being of college honors students. Differences in the way factors of academic success are perceived, and the relationship these perceptions have with psychological well-being were examined. College honors…

Walker, Mary

2012-01-01

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To What Students Attribute Their Academic Success and Unsuccess  

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Working with students who manifest learning difficulties there are many questions which have to be asked. One of these question is--how they explain their failure and success. Answers to these questions can help in understanding the cause of their problems as well as finding the method to improve effectiveness, success and personal satisfaction.…

Lebedina-Manzoni, Marija

2004-01-01

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Risk assessment profile and strategies for success instrument: determining prelicensure nursing students' risk for academic success.  

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The ultimate outcomes for succeeding in a collegiate prelicensure nursing program are earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and passing the NCLEX-RN®. The Risk Assessment Profile, Strategies for Success (RAPSS) is a criterion-based instrument that incorporates demographic and academic risk indicators. A convenience sample (N = 255) obtained retrospectively from student files was used to determine whether the RAPSS could be used to predict whether completers of a baccalaureate, prelicensure program will pass or fail the NCLEX-RN. Results indicate that the scale does discriminate between candidates who fail and pass, even with as few as three of the 13 items. PMID:22233161

Breckenridge, Diane M; Wolf, Zane Robinson; Roszkowski, Michael J

2012-03-01

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Factors associated with the academic success of first year Health Science students  

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The academic success of students is a priority for all universities. This study identifies factors associated with first year\\u000a academic success (performance and retention) that can be used to improve the quality of the student learning experience. A\\u000a retrospective cohort study was conducted with a census of all 381 full time students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science\\u000a at

Christina Mills; Jane Heyworth; Lorna Rosenwax; Sandra Carr; Michael Rosenberg

2009-01-01

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The Relationship between Motivation and Academic Success of Community College Freshmen Orientation Students.  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between motivation and academic success for community college freshmen orientation students. Moreover, the study compared the relationship among specific motivational factors of students classified as either academically prepared or underprepared, as determined by ACT/ASSET scores.…

Howey, Steven Craig

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Intellectual ability, learning style, personality, achievement motivation and academic success of psychology students in higher education  

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This study is directed towards an integration of intellectual ability, learning style, personality and achievement motivation as predictors of academic success in higher education. Correlational analyses partly confirmed and partly disconfirmed our expectations in a sample of 409 first-year psychology students. Consistent with the literature, intellectual ability and achievement motivation were associated positively with academic success. For the meaning directed,

Vittorio V Busato; Frans J Prins; Jan J Elshout; Christiaan Hamaker

2000-01-01

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Contributions of Ecological School Mental Health Services to Students' Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes an ecological framework for school mental health services that differs in important ways from existing service delivery models. The model is based on research describing ecological frameworks underlying students' school success. Ecological characteristics of schools and classrooms that promote academic success are described and used to support the case that students' school success is integrally related to

Beth Doll; Rob Spies; Allison Champion

2012-01-01

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Nepotism, incentives and the academic success of college students  

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This study investigates the role of parent-owned businesses on children's college success and post-college aspirations by using a unique data set from a private university in Turkey. The data set matches college students' administrative records with survey responses. The presence of self-employed parents and family businesses has a strong negative association with college success even after accounting for observed ability,

Deniz Gevrek; Z. Eylem Gevrek

2010-01-01

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Academic libraries – measuring up: assessment and collaboration for student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to describe how the Florida State University Libraries used assessment data with other campus partners to gain funding and resources for new initiatives. When general funding sources were threatened, alternative funding sources from these campus partners were used to jump-start new initiatives designed to enhance student success. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper is a case study

Rachel Besara; Kirsten Kinsley

2011-01-01

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Success with academic English: reflections of deaf college students.  

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The study identified social, educational, and demographic characteristics of deaf postsecondary students who demonstrated strong reading and writing skills. Questionnaire information, information from institutional databases, and in-depth personal interviews were used to identify factors and characteristics that positively influenced the attainment of strong academic literacy skills. Among the areas investigated were school experiences, reading and writing experiences, study habits and attitudes, communication preferences, personality traits, and home and family background. Results of the study generally support previous work conducted with talented hearing youth. Several primary themes emerged from the study: heavy parental involvement in early education and educational decisions, differing modes of communication but extensive family communication, early exposure to and intensive experiences with reading and writing, an enjoyment of reading, a relatively limited social life, high parental and secondary school expectations, the importance of television, and positive self-image. PMID:12061192

Toscano, Rose Marie; McKee, Barbara; Lepoutre, Dominique

2002-03-01

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Modeling the Effects of Academic and Social Integration on College Student Success: A Systematic Review  

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For the past several decades, factors leading to success in postsecondary education have been a target of investigation by psychologists and psychological and educational researchers. Tinto's integration theory (1975, 1987, 1993) is a dominant sociological perspective in studying college student success, especially student persistence. Academic

Pan, Yi-Jiun

2010-01-01

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Capitalizing on Academic Success: Students' Interactions with Friends as Predictors of School Adjustment  

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Although friends often share successes with one another, very little attention has been paid to these interactions. The current study examines the nature of middle school students' interactions with friends following academic successes and the consequences of these interactions for students' school adjustment. Participants were 293 fifth- through…

Altermatt, Ellen Rydell

2011-01-01

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The Effect of Students' Learning Styles to Their Academic Success  

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This study was aimed to evaluate the learning styles of education faculty students and to determine the effect of their success and relationship between their learning styles and academic success. The population of this study is comprised of the students of Ondokuz Mayis University Education Faculty and the sample includes 140, 68 art, 72…

Gokalp, Murat

2013-01-01

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Sensory Response Patterns of Academically Successful and Unsuccessful Ninth-grade Students of English.  

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Testing Marshall McLuhan's thesis that the educational system favors the visually oriented student and militates against the audile-tactile youngster, this pilot study attempted to discover whether or not academically successful ninth-grade English students have a different sensory response pattern than unsuccessful ninth-grade English students.…

LaRocque, Geraldine E.

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Academic Probation as a Dangerous Opportunity: Factors Influencing Diverse College Students' Success  

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The number of minority, particularly Latino, students attending community colleges is on the rise in the United States. Such students frequently lack academic preparation and financial resources. These difficulties, when added to family obligations, often require that minority students attend institutions that offer the most flexible arrangements—typically, community colleges. Due to these issues, however, their successful transition to community college

Esau Tovar; Merril A. Simon

2006-01-01

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Successful African-American Mathematics Students in Academically Unacceptable High Schools  

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This study sought to determine the reasons why successful mathematics students have been able to thrive in schools labeled "academically unacceptable" and why they have chosen to stay in these "academically unacceptable" schools despite having the option to leave. Qualitative methods including group interviews, individual interviews, and…

Sheppard, Peter

2006-01-01

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Academic Support and College Success for Postsecondary Students with Learning Disabilities  

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The relationship between degree of academic support center use and college success was examined in a population of 262 college students with learning disabilities. Five years of attendance data and graduation rates were examined and submitted to discriminant function analysis to evaluate the predictive influence of academic support center use on…

Troiano, Peter F.; Liefeld, Julie Ann; Trachtenberg, Jennifer V.

2010-01-01

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Collegiate Student-Athletes' Academic Success: Academic Communication Apprehension's Impact on Prediction Models  

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This dissertation study examines the impact of traditional and non-cognitive variables on the academic prediction model for a sample of collegiate student-athletes. Three hundred and fifty-nine NCAA Division IA male and female student-athletes, representing 13 sports, including football and Men's and Women's Basketball provided demographic…

James, Kai'Iah A.

2010-01-01

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Fall 2014/Spring 2015 1 FACT Sheet on Academic Advising and Student Success Resources at San Jose State University  

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is critical to student success at SJSU and central to facilitating graduation in a timely fashion. SJSU advising, probation students and undeclared students.* � Student-Athlete Success Services: (Gadway Center, South Campus, (408) 924-1252) Athletic Academic Advisors provide academic advising and learning support

Su, Xiao

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Fall 2013/Spring 2014 1 FACT Sheet on Academic Advising and Student Success Resources at San Jose State University  

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is critical to student success at SJSU and central to facilitating graduation in a timely fashion. SJSU advising, probation students and undeclared students.* · Student-Athlete Success Services: (Gadway Center, South Campus, (408) 924-1252) Athletic Academic Advisors provide academic advising and learning support

Su, Xiao

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Social support networks, stress, sense of coherence and academic success of university students with learning disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study evaluated the extent to which 191 university students with learning disabilities (LD) differed from 190\\u000a students without disabilities in terms of their perceived social support, stress and sense of coherence. The study also investigated\\u000a students’ perceptions of their academic success at university as compared with their rating of their struggles and failures.\\u000a Findings indicated that students with

Tali Heiman

2006-01-01

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The Effects of Service-Learning on Middle School Students’ Social Responsibility and Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of service-learning on social responsibility and academic success were investigated among a large, racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of students in Grades 6 through 8 in three middle schools. Over the school year, service-learning students maintained their concern for others’ social welfare, whereas control students declined on those concerns. Service-learning students, especially girls, also declined significantly less than

Peter C. Scales; Dale A. Blyth; Thomas H. Berkas; James C. Kielsmeier

2000-01-01

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Black Males and the Community College: Student Perspectives on Faculty and Academic Success  

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This article highlights findings from a qualitative study of factors affecting the academic success of African American male students in the community college. Data was collected through interviews with 28 Black male students in a midsized institution in the southwestern United States. Findings illuminated four key faculty-initiated elements that…

Wood, J. Luke; Turner, Caroline S.

2011-01-01

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The Effects of Project Success on Student Academic Performance: A Quasi-Experimental Study  

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Project SUCCESS (PS) is a substance use prevention program that targets indicated high school students. We used archival data to explore the program's effects on students' academic achievement and disciplinary problems. It is essential to demonstrate such effects, if prevention curricula are to survive in schools that face multiple competing…

Shamblen, Stephen R.; Ringwalt, Chris

2008-01-01

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Exploring the Impact of Work Experience on Part-Time Students' Academic Success in Malaysian Polytechnics  

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The study explored the influence of work experience on adult part-time students' academic success as defined by their cumulative grade point average. The sample consisted of 614 part-time students from four polytechnic institutions in Malaysia. The study identified six factors to measure the perceived influence of work experiences--positive…

Ibrahim, Norhayati; Freeman, Steven A.; Shelley, Mack C.

2012-01-01

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The Ecology of Learning: The Impact of Classroom Features and Utilization on Student Academic Success  

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Scholarship on factors that promote or hinder academic success of college students abounds, much of it focusing on learning gains and institutional retention of first-year students (Reason, Terenzini, and Domingo, 2006; Terenzini and Reason, 2005; Pascarella and Terenzini, 2005; Braxton, 2000; Astin, 1993; Tinto, 1987). More recently,…

Herzog, Serge

2007-01-01

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The Effect of Student Evaluations on Academic Success  

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This article uses longitudinal student-level data from the American University of Sharjah, a large comprehensive university in the Middle East, to examine the relationship between student evaluations of teachers and current and future student achievement. Our model strategies control for the observed and unobserved heterogeneity of students and…

Artz, Benjamin; Welsch, David M.

2013-01-01

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Fall 2012/Spring 2013 1 FACT Sheet on Academic Advising and Student Success Resources at San Jose State University  

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graduation in a timely fashion. SJSU undergraduates have access to two types of academic advisors: a general://www.sjsu.edu/aars) Academic advising for General Education advising, probation students and undeclared students.* � Student-Athlete Success Services: (Gadway Center, South Campus, (408) 924-1252) Athletic Academic Advisors provide

Su, Xiao

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40 Characteristics of Successful Students Office of Academic Support  

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, or looking at your cell phone. 11. Take accurate and thorough notes and review them soon after class to class. 5. Get phone numbers of a few classmates who take good notes, in case of an unavoidable absence available campus resources such as the Office of Academic Support and the library. 28. Devise a study plan

Boxer, Laurence

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Effects of Employment on Student Academic Success Compiled December 2006  

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percent tuition increase from 20052006. Inflation during that same period was approximately 4 percent that students worked significantly reduced grade point averages." Other studies concluded that only oncampus

Martinez, Tony R.

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Factors related to academic success in at-risk senior nursing students.  

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The disposition of at-risk students who fail to meet nursing program progression standards is a challenging predicament for both students and faculty. There is little evidence to inform progression decisions regarding remediation and/or probation. More needs to be known about the phenomenon of at-risk students, and the interventions that can transform these individuals into successful graduates and nurses. The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate factors related to academic success for at-risk senior nursing students. Sixteen at-risk senior students, enrolled in a nursing course called Academic Improvement Strategies, participated in the study which included faculty mentoring, journaling, tutorials, and various self-directed student activities. The mean semester grade point average significantly improved by the end of the semester, increasing from 2.48 to 2.92 (Z = -4.26, p <.0001). Upon graduation, 87% of the participants successfully passed the NCLEX-RN examination. The study findings suggest that faculty mentoring can facilitate behavioral changes that may contribute to academic success for at-risk nursing students. PMID:18454733

McGann, Elizabeth; Thompson, Janice M

2008-01-01

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Crucial Choices: How Students' Financial Decisions Affect Their Academic Success.  

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This report demonstrates that by working long hours and attending school part time, students not only lengthen their time-to-degree, but also increase their likelihood of dropping out. More than half of all undergraduates attend college part time, and 80% work while enrolled. This report examines the most recent evidence on the effects of…

King, Jacqueline E.

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Where Are the Academically Successful Puerto Rican Students? Five Success Factors of High Achieving Puerto Rican High School Students. JSRI Working Paper No. 61  

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High achieving Puerto Rican high school students are largely missing not only from urban high schools, but also from the educational research. The purpose of this article, then, is to describe the five success factors that ten low-income urban high school students from this ethnic group attributed to their high academic achievement. These success

Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene; Velez, William; Garrett, Tomas

2003-01-01

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The Effects of Self-Efficacy on Academic Success of First-Generation College Sophomore Students  

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of self-efficacy on academic success of first-generation college sophomore students. The participants in the study consisted of college sophomores from 5 of the 23 California State University campuses. An online College Self-Efficacy Inventory was employed to measure participants' self-efficacy…

Vuong, Mui; Brown-Welty, Sharon; Tracz, Susan

2010-01-01

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Effective Strategies for Academic Success among African American Male Student Athletes from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds  

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The purpose of this study was to identify contributing factors for academic success among African American male student athletes from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Life narrative analysis was used in this qualitative study. The researcher conducted in-depth individual interviews with 7 African American males who attended college on athletic…

Smith, Marisha R.

2012-01-01

69

Academically Successful Students with Serious Mental Health Difficulties: A Psychodynamic Developmental Perspective  

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This article examines some common assumptions made by clinicians about the relationship between intelligence and mental health difficulties. Drawing on work by Thomas Ogden (1976) and Alex Coren (1997) on academically successful students who present with serious mental health concerns, it aims to provide a psychodynamic, developmental…

Nath, Sanjay R.

2008-01-01

70

SIRIUS Academics: A Multidimensional Initiative to Improve Student Retention and Success  

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SIRIUS Academics is a partnership of educators, technical experts, and corporate sponsors assembled to produce a highly interactive textbook replacement model for use in all course delivery modes. The model promotes student retention and success by integrating learning and motivation research, embedded assessments, and enriched multimedia content…

Green, Donald W.

2008-01-01

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French college students' sports practice and its relations with stress, coping strategies and academic success.  

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College students at university have to face several stress factors. Although sports practice has been considered as having beneficial effects upon stress and general health, few studies have documented its influence on this specific population. The aim of this comparative study was to determine whether the intensity of the college students' sports practice (categorized into three groups: rare, regular, or intensive) would influence their levels of stress and self-efficacy, their coping strategies, and their academic success/failure. Three self-completion questionnaires were administered to 1071 French freshmen during their compulsory medical visit at the preventive medicine service of the university. Results indicated that students with intensive sport practice reported lower scores of general stress, academic stress, and emotion-focused coping strategies, and higher scores of self-efficacy than those with rare practice. However, the proportion of successful students did not differ significantly between the three groups of sports practice. PMID:22514544

Décamps, Greg; Boujut, Emilie; Brisset, Camille

2012-01-01

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French College Students’ Sports Practice and Its Relations with Stress, Coping Strategies and Academic Success  

PubMed Central

College students at university have to face several stress factors. Although sports practice has been considered as having beneficial effects upon stress and general health, few studies have documented its influence on this specific population. The aim of this comparative study was to determine whether the intensity of the college students’ sports practice (categorized into three groups: rare, regular, or intensive) would influence their levels of stress and self-efficacy, their coping strategies, and their academic success/failure. Three self-completion questionnaires were administered to 1071 French freshmen during their compulsory medical visit at the preventive medicine service of the university. Results indicated that students with intensive sport practice reported lower scores of general stress, academic stress, and emotion-focused coping strategies, and higher scores of self-efficacy than those with rare practice. However, the proportion of successful students did not differ significantly between the three groups of sports practice. PMID:22514544

Décamps, Greg; Boujut, Emilie; Brisset, Camille

2012-01-01

73

Stories of Success: Understanding Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students in Science  

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A review of the literature shows that there is much evidence to suggest the challenges facing Hispanic students in American public schools. Hispanic enrollment in K--12 public schools has increased from 6 to 19% in the last thirty years, yet schools have not made adequate adjustments to accommodate this changing population. Issues such as remedial tracking and cultural differences have led to low high school graduate rates for Hispanic students and inequities in schooling experiences (Gay, 2000). Particularly in the area of science, Hispanic students struggle with academic success (Cole & Espinoza, 2008). Despite these obstacles, some Hispanic students are academically successful (Rochin & Mello, 2007; Merisotis & Kee, 2006). This dissertation tells the stories of these Hispanic students who have been successful in science in secondary public schools. This study followed a grounded theory methodology and utilized individual interviews to collect data about Hispanics who have demonstrated achievement in the area of science. Through the analysis of these interviews, factors were identified which may have contributed to the success of these Hispanics in the field of science. Implications for future practice in public schools are also discussed.

Harris, Amanda

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Collaborating for Academic Success: A Tri-Institutional Information Literacy Program for High School Students  

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This article describes a nearly decade-long partnership between three institutions representing school, public, and academic settings in Westchester County, New York. The program, designed to improve the academic performance of local high school students, is unique due to the extensive contact students have with academic librarians during the…

Angell, Katelyn; Tewell, Eamon

2013-01-01

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Factors Contributing to Community College English as a Second Language (ESL) Student’s Academic Success  

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. Acculturation refers to the process of intercultural adaptation which encompasses both psychological and socio-cultural adaptation (Zhou, Jindal-Snape, Topping, & Todman, 2008). Others have defined acculturation as the process by which members of one cultural... college students. According to Cummins, Basic Interpersonal Communicative Skills (BICS) are developed initially in the context of everyday conversation in the target language. According to Cummins to acquire academic language proficiency, which he...

Comfort, Leslie E.

2013-11-19

76

Academic Success Among Poor and Minority Students: An Analysis of Competing Models of School Effects. Report No. 52.  

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Based on national data from the Prospect's study, we identified the individual characteristics that distinguished academically successful, or resilient, elementary school students from minority and low-socioeconomic-status (SES) backgrounds from their les...

G. D. Borman, L. T. Rachuba

2001-01-01

77

Predicators of Success for Undergraduate Students Reinstated after an Academic Dismissal at a Small Midwest Private University Campus  

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This study examined students who successfully applied for reinstatement after being academically dismissed for the first time in order to discover indicators of future success. This study examined 666 students' appeals filed at the DeVry University Kansas City campus between 2004 and 2009. Binary logistic regression was used to discover if a…

Meador, Ryan E.

2012-01-01

78

Engineering students' and faculty perceptions of teaching methods and the level of faculty involvement that promotes academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student academic success is a top priority of higher education institutions in the United States and the trend of students leaving school prior to finishing their degree is a serious concern. Accountability has become a large part of university and college ratings and perceived success. Retention is one component of the accountability metrics used by accreditation agencies. In addition, there

Lacy N. Karpilo

2008-01-01

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Non-cognitive characteristics predicting academic success among medical students in Sri Lanka  

PubMed Central

Background To identify non-cognitive and socio-demographic characteristics determining academic success of Sri Lankan medical undergraduates. Methods A retrospective study among 90 recently graduated students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Students were stratified into two equal groups; ‘High-achievers’ (honours degree at the final MBBS examination) and ‘Low-achievers’ (repeated one or more subjects at the same examination). A revised version of the Non-cognitive Questionnaire (NQ) with additional socio-demographic data was the study instrument. Academic performance indicator was performance at the final MBBS examinations. A binary logistic regression analysis was performed using the dichotomous variable ‘Honours degree at final MBBS’ as the dependant factor. Results Males were 56.7%. Mean age?±?SD was 26.4?±?0.9?years. ‘High-achievers’ were significantly younger than ‘Low-achievers’. Significant proportion of ‘High-achievers’ were from the Western province and selected to university from Colombo district. A significant majority of ‘High-achievers’ entered medical school from their first attempt at GCE A/L examination and obtained ‘Distinctions’ at the GCE A/L English subject. ‘High-achievers’ demonstrated a significantly higher mean score for the following domains of NQ; Positive self-concept and confidence, realistic self-appraisal, leadership, preference of long range goals and academic familiarity. The binary logistic regression indicates that age, being selected to university from Colombo district, residency in Western province, entering university from GCE A/L first attempt, obtaining a ‘Distinction’ for GCE A/L English subject, higher number of patient-oriented case discussions, positive self-concept and confidence, leadership qualities, preference of long range goals and academic familiarity all significantly increased the odds of obtaining a Honours degree. Conclusion A combined system incorporating both past academic performance and non-cognitive characteristics might help improve the selection process and early recognition of strugglers. PMID:22863153

2012-01-01

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The Academic Success of First-Generation African American Male College Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education  

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A quantitative, correlational design was utilized in this study to examine the relationship between academic self-efficacy, racial identity, and the academic success of first-generation African American male college students at Predominantly White Institutions of higher education. The study comprised 89 first-generation African American male…

Hewing, Venus

2011-01-01

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Efficacy of a midcurricular examination for predicting nursing student academic success.  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the HESI midcurricular examination in identifying at-risk students earlier in their nursing career. This study used quantitative measures to examine the relationship between the HESI midcurricular examination and the student's success in the nursing program and their performance on the HESI-E2 and the NCLEX-RN. In logistic regression models, the score attained on the HESI midcurricular examination was a significant predictor of academic and NCLEX-RN success, with significant differences in scores between those who were and were not successful. Statistically significant correlations were found between the HESI midcurricular examination score and the score on the HESI-E2 and their performance in the capstone nursing courses. An analysis of the data supported the belief that the HESI midcurricular examination was a useful predictive tool that can identify students at risk for nonsuccess prior to the senior year of nursing so that measures to ensure success can be implemented. PMID:21273903

Harding, Mariann; Rateau, Margaret; Heise, Joyce Lyne

2011-10-01

82

The Student Success Coach  

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An innovative position, a Student Success Coach, was created in response to a newly developed undergraduate-degree program on the recently established University of Minnesota Rochester campus. Student Success Coaches serve as the link between the academic and student affairs sides of the campus. They interact closely with students and faculty to…

Neuhauser, Claudia; Weber, Kendra

2011-01-01

83

Transfer students in STEM majors at a Midwestern University: Academic and social involvement factors that influence student success  

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There is soon-to-be a shortage of qualified U.S. workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As a result, many science-related jobs are being filled by technically-skilled foreign workers. If the U.S wants to maintain its global economic leadership, then it must ensure a continuous growth of highly-trained individuals in STEM disciplines. Therefore, American institutions of higher education, including community colleges, must identify potential factors that contribute to the lack of interest in STEM majors, as well as the low rate of success of students who enter STEM majors but struggle to finish their degrees. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of community college transfer students who are pursuing bachelor degrees in STEM majors at Iowa State University (ISU). What were their transfer experiences and what influenced their academic success in STEM. Participants were encouraged to share their transfer experiences while at the community college as well as their experiences on the ISU campus. They were also asked about their level of academic involvement, their relationships with faculty, and their participation in peer group activities prior to and after transferring. The research design included both quantitative and qualitative components, which provided an in-depth look at the experiences of STEM non-engineering and engineering students. Quantitative data include students' background characteristics, demographic information, and college activities at the community college and ISU. Qualitative data were used to illuminate students' overall transfer experience and their successful journey in STEM fields. The combination of quantitative and qualitative methods allowed a better understanding of the strategies students put into practice once they transfer from a community college to a four-year institution in pursuit of a STEM bachelor's degree. The results of this study suggest that there is an association among the background characteristics, community college experiences, university experiences, and the overall adjustment and cumulative GPA of transfer students from STEM non-engineering and engineering majors. In addition, students reported how their early experiences in science and mathematics inspired them to pursue a career in STEM. Even though students chose to go into STEM areas at the community college and university level due to prior interest, the role of academic advisors and faculty were crucial to the adjustment process. Thus, it is vital for academic advisors and faculty to assist students in researching the transfer process to four-year institutions because students need to understand why this is essential to their academic and social adjustment process. The results indicate that it is important to encourage students to interact inside and outside the classroom with other students and instructors. Also, students should become more involved in academic and social groups since these are important factors in enhancing their academic and social adjustment.

Lopez, Carlos

84

African-American Male Business Students' Perspective of Academic Advising: A Retention and Success Strategy  

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Academic advising is an essential component of any institution of higher education. Advisors and advisees work together to make an individual academic plan based on each student's weaknesses, strengths, and goals. The advising relationship is an on-going communication that transcends course selection and should attempt to assist students as they…

Abghari, Siavash

2007-01-01

85

Undergraduate African American females in the sciences: A qualitative study of student experiences affecting academic success and persistence  

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Given the lack of literature on Undergraduate African American females in the sciences (UAAFS), this study sought to explicate their experiences at one large, predominantly White, Research I institution in the southwestern United States. In particular, the purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect the academic success and persistence of Black females in the natural and physical sciences. Data was collected via in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 15 Black female science majors. Findings from this study identified several supportive mechanisms for academic success: family, religion, teaching assistants and friends. Also identified were seven barriers to academic success: employment, lack of diversity, cultural dissonance, unwelcoming Research I environment, faculty, advisors, classmates, and lab groups. Further, an analysis of students' responses revealed numerous instances of racial and gender micro-aggressions. Recommendations are provided to address factors identified as affecting student academic success and persistence as well as a culture of micro-aggressive behavior.

Essien-Wood, Idara R.

86

Investigating Sense of Community and Academic Success in First Year College Students in the Department of Natural Resources Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the relationship between sense of community, factors that influence sense of community, and the effect of academic success of first year students in the Natural Resources Management Department at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. An adapted version of the sense of community index was used to collect data from first year students (n=90) in the

Kenneth Michael Hackman

2008-01-01

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Characteristics of Academic Advising that Contribute to Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Success at Predominantly White Institutions  

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Racial and ethnic minority student departure continues to be a major concern for higher education researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. We explore the role that academic advisors play in facilitating success among students of color at predominantly White institutions that have demonstrated effectiveness at generating ethnic minority…

Museus, Samuel D.; Ravello, Joanna N.

2010-01-01

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A Comparison of the Academic Success of GED Certificate Students and High School Graduates at Lorain County Community College.  

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In 1989, a study was conducted to determine whether General Educational Development (GED) certificate holders and students with high school diplomas achieved the same degree of academic success at Lorain County Community College (LCCC). The study subjects were LCCC students who were admitted just prior to the 1988-89 school year, including 40…

Schillo, Paula A.

89

Native American Student Perceptions of the Cultural Environment and Factors for Academic Success at the University of South Dakota  

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Considering the high retention rates for Native American students in 2009 and 2008 in the two semesters at the University of South Dakota, there is a need to know the Native student perceptions of factors for their academic success. Native professors and administrators would benefit to know this information to continue to make improvements in…

Grignon, Charles M.

2009-01-01

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Engineering students' and faculty perceptions of teaching methods and the level of faculty involvement that promotes academic success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Student academic success is a top priority of higher education institutions in the United States and the trend of students leaving school prior to finishing their degree is a serious concern. Accountability has become a large part of university and college ratings and perceived success. Retention is one component of the accountability metrics used by accreditation agencies. In addition, there are an increasing number of states allocating funds based in part on retention (Seidman, 2005). Institutions have created initiatives, programs, and even entire departments to address issues related to student academic success to promote retention. Universities and colleges have responded by focusing on methods to retain and better serve students. Retention and student academic success is a primary concern for high education institutions; however, engineering education has unique retention issues. The National Science Board (2004) reports a significant decline in the number of individuals in the United States who are training to become engineers, despite the fact that the number of jobs that utilize an engineering background continues to increase. Engineering education has responded to academic success issues by changing curriculum and pedagogical methods (Sheppard, 2001). This descriptive study investigates the perception of engineering students and faculty regarding teaching methods and faculty involvement to create a picture of what is occurring in engineering education. The population was the engineering students and faculty of Colorado State University's College of Engineering. Data from this research suggests that engaging teaching methods are not being used as often as research indicates they should and that there is a lack of student-faculty interaction outside of the classroom. This research adds to the breadth of knowledge and understanding of the current environment of engineering education. Furthermore, the data allows engineering educators and other higher education professionals to gain insight into the teaching methods currently being utilized in engineering and reinforces the importance of student-faculty interaction and thus facilitating the creation of programs or initiatives to improve student academic success.

Karpilo, Lacy N.

91

Academic Probation as a Dangerous Opportunity: Factors Influencing Diverse College Students' Success  

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The number of minority, particularly Latino, students attending community colleges is on the rise in the United States. Such students frequently lack academic preparation and financial resources. These difficulties, when added to family obligations, often require that minority students attend institutions that offer the most flexible…

Tovar, Esau; Simon, Merril A.

2006-01-01

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Academic Preparation, Effort and Success: A Comparison of Student and Faculty Perceptions  

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In the spring of 2003, a survey was conducted to examine the differences in perceptions of academic rigor and engagement between faculty and undergraduate students at a small, liberal arts university in the Midwest. Although a sample bias in the student responses (students with higher GPAs had a higher tendency to respond) precluded a number of…

Wyatt, Gary; Saunders, David; Zelmer, Derek

2005-01-01

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The Impact of an Early Literacy Initiative on the Long Term Academic Success of Diverse Students  

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The primary goal of the Words Work (WW) early literacy initiative was to prepare diverse students to become successful learners in school. Four groups of students were followed over 6 years: students from traditional Head Start (HS) centers, students from augmented HS centers (WW students), students eligible for HS but not enrolled (waitlist or…

Zimmerman, Stella SiWan; Rodriguez, Michael C.; Rewey, Kirsten L.; Heidemann, Sandra L.

2008-01-01

94

An Exploration of Factors Affecting the Academic Success of Students in a College Quantitative Business Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Association of Colleges and Universities reports that over 50% of the students entering colleges and universities are academically under prepared; that is, according to Miller and Murray (2005), students "lack basic skills in at least one of the three fundamental areas of reading, writing, and mathematics" (paragraph 4). Furthermore,…

Davis, Mary M.

2009-01-01

95

Purdue Signals: Mining Real-Time Academic Data to Enhance Student Success  

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This article discusses how Purdue University is changing the academic behavior of struggling students. At Purdue, they've developed Signals as a means of helping students better understand where they stand gradewise early enough so that they can seek help and raise their grade or drop the course without the penalty of a failing grade. They knew…

Pistilli, Matthew D.; Arnold, Kimberly E.

2010-01-01

96

Academic Identity Development Through Self-DeterminationSuccessful College Students With Learning Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study provides a model of academic identity development for college students with learning disabilities from the integrative self-determination themes of persistence, competence, career decision making, and self-realization. Nineteen self-determined and high-achieving participants were interviewed. The participants' stories illustrate how persistence influences competence, which in turn influences career decision making and ultimately enhances self-realization and supports one's academic identity. Knowledge

Tina M. Anctil; Michele E. Ishikawa; Amy Tao Scott

2008-01-01

97

LINKING STUDY BEHAVIORS AND STUDENT CULTURE TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS AMONG HISPANIC STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hispanic students are less likely to persist at community colleges than white students. The study reported in this article suggests that students with appropriate study behaviors are more likely to persist. The study investigated the study behaviors of Spanish-speaking Hispanic students at one Hispanic-serving community college using the Inventario de Comportamiento de Estudio and at two Mexican universities. Community college

Leonard B. Bliss; Janice R. Sandiford

2004-01-01

98

Integration Factors Related to the Academic Success and Intent to Persist of College Students with Learning Disabilities  

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Despite increased enrollment, outcomes such as grade point average (GPA), persistence, and graduation rates for college students with learning disabilities (LD) continue to lag behind those of their nondisabled peers. Reasons for the differences vary but may include academic and social integration, factors identified as important to the success of…

DaDeppo, Lisa M. W.

2009-01-01

99

Postcards for Student Success.  

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Aware of the high correlation between class attendance and academic success, Vincennes University (VU) in Indiana implemented a "blue card" system to improve class attendance. The first week of class, students are asked to sign a blue card verifying their local address and allowing the release of academic information. Instructors begin class by…

Budig, Jeanne E.

100

Motivation as an Enabler for Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student motivation as an academic enabler for school success is dis- cussed. Contrary to many views, however, the authors conceive of student motiva- tion as a multifaceted construct with different components. Accordingly, the ar- ticle includes a discussion of four key components of student motivation including academic self-efficacy, attributions, intrinsic motivation, and achievement goals. Research on each of these four

Elizabeth A. Linnenbrink; Paul R. Pintrich

2002-01-01

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Development of an Instrument to Measure Student Use of Academic Success Skills: An Exploratory Factor Analysis  

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This article describes the development of the Student Engagement in School Success Skills instrument including item development and exploratory factor analysis. The instrument was developed to measure student use of the skills and strategies identified as most critical for long-term school success that are typically taught by school counselors.

Carey, John; Brigman, Greg; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Harrington, Karen

2014-01-01

102

Career-Related Success-Learning Experiences of Academically Underachieving Urban Middle School Students  

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Evidence has supported the effectiveness of educational and psychosocial interventions that include strengths and promote the competence enhancement of schoolchildren. Nevertheless, students in low-income, culturally diverse urban schools who are academically underachieving may be the least likely but most in need to experience feedback about…

Jackson, Margo A.; Perolini, Claudia M.; Fietzer, Alexander W.; Altschuler, Elizabeth; Woerner, Scott; Hashimoto, Naoko

2011-01-01

103

Think, Feel, Act: Motivational and Emotional Influences on Military Students' Online Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study employed a social-cognitive view of self-regulated learning to examine how several personal factors relate to academic success in an online course. Service academy undergraduates (N = 481) completed a survey that assessed their motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and task value); negative achievement emotions (boredom and frustration);…

Artino, Anthony R.

2009-01-01

104

A Literary Review and a Plan for Principals: Extracurricular Activities, Academic Achievement, and Secondary Students' Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extracurricular activities have enhanced the lives of students through the years and continue to provide students with additional skills they need to succeed in school and life. This paper offers an extensive literature review of the effect of extracurricular activities on student development and offers a plan for extending successful

Reynolds, Richard Kent; Karr-Kidwell, PJ

105

Benchmarking the Habits and Behaviours of Successful Students: A Case Study of Academic-Business Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student success and retention is a primary goal of higher education institutions across the world. The cost of student failure and dropout in higher education is multifaceted including, amongst other things, the loss of revenue, prestige, and stakeholder trust for both institutions and students. Interventions to address this are complex and…

Archer, Elizabeth; Chetty, Yuraisha Bianca; Prinsloo, Paul

2014-01-01

106

Student-athlete or athlete-student?: A comparative study on the effects of role identity, time constraints, and motivation on academic success and satisfaction with college-life experience.  

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??The conclusions from research on collegiate student-athlete academic success are mixed, especially regarding their academic success when compared to non-athletes. In addition, findings are inconclusive… (more)

Gentsch, Holley E

2014-01-01

107

An Analysis of Student Success Rates for Academic and Workforce Programs at a Large Texas Community College: Examining Fall 2009 to Spring 2011  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student success rates for academic track and workforce track students were examined for thousands of students at a large urban Texas Community College. The study covered fall 2009 through spring 2011, a two year period. Data were collected from the institution's data base regarding students who successfully completed the courses in which they were…

High, Clennis F.

2012-01-01

108

Traditional-Age Students Becoming At-Risk: Does Working Threaten College Students' Academic Success?  

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Using survey information from undergraduate students who work while attending two urban commuter institutions in Indiana, this study explores evidence that on average undergraduates under 21 years of age worked more than 31 hours a week while also enrolled in a full course load. The findings in this study indicate that grade point average and…

Torres, Vasti; Gross, Jacob P. K.; Dadashova, Afet

2011-01-01

109

Self-Monitoring Tools and Student Academic Success: When Perception Matches Reality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accurate self-monitoring of one's mastery of material is a necessary skill for student success. Without this skill students lack the awareness of when to prolong or terminate their studying for an exam, or when to modify their study strategies. Inaccurate self-monitoring can lead to false assessment of mastery, premature termination of study,…

Bercher, Debra A.

2012-01-01

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First-Year Math Students: Using Study Skills and Motivation to Predict Academic Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is part of Kwantlen's Counselling, First Year Experience, and Math Departments ongoing work to increase the success and retention of first year math students. The study measured the study skills and learning strategies of over 300 first year math students in the fall of 2004, specifically in Math 0093, 1112, and 1120 classes to determine particular study skills

Deborah MacNamara; Kurt Penner

111

The Relation between Distance Students' Motivation, Their Use of Learning Strategies, and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to discover possible relationships between self-regulated learning dimensions and students' success in a distance-learning programme. The sample consisted of 319 students: 83 males and 236 females. They completed the "Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire" (Pintrich, Smith, Garcia & McKeachie, 1991), which was…

Radovan, Marko

2011-01-01

112

Think, feel, act: motivational and emotional influences on military students' online academic success  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study employed a social-cognitive view of self-regulated learning to examine how several personal factors relate to academic\\u000a success in an online course. Service academy undergraduates (N = 481) completed a survey that assessed their motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and task value); negative achievement emotions\\u000a (boredom and frustration); and several outcomes that included their use of self-regulated learning strategies (elaboration\\u000a and metacognition), course

Anthony R. Artino

2009-01-01

113

Pilot study examining factors asscociated with academic success for hispanic high school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines characteristics that distinguish succeeding and failing Hispanic students at an inner-city high school. While research on this topic has historically focused on dropouts, this study seeks to better understand successful high school students. Participants in the study were 48 Hispanic tenth-grade students at a large, predominantly minority and low-income high school. High-and low-risk groups were identified on

Olga Reyes; Leonard A. Jason

1993-01-01

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Student Health, Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Student Health Services and Wellness Program at Santa Barbara City College, California. The program is funded by student health fees, and offers mental health services, health education, and academic services. The program also presents professional development seminars, offers program development consultations, and offers services in…

Broderick, Susan

2003-01-01

115

Students' motivation and academic success in relation to the quality of individual and collaborative work during a course in educational psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of our study was to find out if there are any differences in academic motivation for coursework and academic success among groups of students who differ in the quality of their individual and group work. The subjects were 143 student teachers in their 2nd year of studies. At the beginning of the semester they filled in the Motivational

Cirila Peklaj; Melita Puklek

116

Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit Student Recruitment, Enrollment  

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Retention, Completion, Graduation Student Career Success Student GPA, Test Achievement Student Learning Outcomes Student Experience, Engagement Student-Faculty Academic Rapport Alumni Lifelong Learning OtherAcademic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit Student Student Recruitment, Enrollment Student

Oakleaf, Megan

117

Academic Achievement Programs. Student Handbook.  

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This University of Maryland, College Park student handbook is intended as a reference to help academic achievement program (AAP) students successfully navigate the campus and the academic services available. Sections of the handbook cover the history, philosophy, and mission of the AAP; describe a summer transitional program; list the five program…

Maryland Univ., College Park.

118

Student Organization Leadership Aspirations of First Generation Students Enrolled in a College Based First Semester University Academic Success Program  

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success program and awareness of personal leadership behaviors with the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire-Ideal Self (LBDQ). A correlation analysis between participation, student organization leadership aspirations, knowledge and interest...

Wentling, David

2013-12-06

119

STUDENT SUCCESS at PURDUE Student Success at Purdue  

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and academic success tips. The Assistant Director will provide learning support opportunities to students%) Maintain up-to-date literature and resources to help students with study skills and overall success (15 in advising and/or teaching, preferably at the college level, is needed to deal effectively with students

Fernández-Juricic, Esteban

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Updated 07-27-12 Academic Success Resources for Earth and Environmental Sciences Students  

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students including students of color, older than average students, students with disabilities, single. Disability Access Services (DAS) - A200 Kerr. Admin. Bldg., (541) 737-4098 DAS works with students, low-income, and disabled students. Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS) - 5

Kurapov, Alexander

121

Student Success University Police Department  

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Student Success University Police Department To: J. Frank Wiley, Chief of Police From: Aran C. Mull-14 Academic Year) Nationally University Police University Police 158, 61% 81, 32% 18, 7% Total Arrests 2013

Linsley, Braddock K.

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Poor Single-Mother College Students' Views on the Effect of Some Primary Sociological and Psychological Belief Factors on Their Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study using structured interviews assessed views of 46 poor single-mother college students concerning factors in their academic success. The study identified four social support factors (support of other students, family, faculty, and university services) and four psychological belief factors (personal ambition, effort/discipline, prior…

Van Stone, Nadine; And Others

1994-01-01

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Latina Students: Translating Cultural Wealth into Social Capital To Improve Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Latina academic achievement is compromised by poverty, family responsibilities, low preschool participation, poor quality schools, limited neighborhood resources, low expectations, few role models, and gender role attitudes. These disparities contribute to psychosocial issues and are not associated with Latino cultural capital, which has not…

Zambrana, Ruth Enid; Zoppi, Irene M.

2002-01-01

124

Providing Fourth Grade Students with Support Systems and Experiences To Enhance Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A practicum was designed to utilize various techniques to: (1) improve the involvement of parents and volunteers in the education of fourth grade students; (2) help the students develop a more positive attitude toward self, school, home, and community; and (3) increase students' school attendance rate and participation in school and community…

Jennings, Mary H.

125

Motivating First-Generation Students to Academic Success and College Completion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Institutions play an important role in motivating students by understanding intrinsic and extrinsic factors that motivate students to remain in college. Postsecondary institutions should provide a range of programs to help these students face their challenges and weaknesses. Colleges and universities should escalate the process of creating bridge…

Petty, Tanjula

2014-01-01

126

Lecture-Tutorial Coherency: Student-Supplied Written Responses As Indicators of Academic Success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Lecture-Tutorial Coherency Project investigates the correlation between correctness and coherency in students' written Lecture-Tutorial (LT) responses, and their understanding of introductory astronomy content. Astronomy education researchers, including undergraduate students from the CAE Ambassadors Program (former Astro 101 students who serve as instructional assistants), created rubrics designed to assess the correctness and coherency of students' written explanations of reasoning for three LT questions from the 2010 semester and four LT questions from the 2011 semester. We used these rubrics to score the LT responses of over 1300 students. We compared the average of students' written correctness and coherency scores to their responses to LSCI questions and conceptually difficult and closely related multiple-choice exam items. Our data indicates no significant difference in the correctness of student responses between students who write weak vs. robust scientific explanations of reasoning. However, it is worth noting that the average LSCI normalized gain scores and average exam-question scores for this population of students (regardless of their correctness and coherency cores) is higher than what is typically achieved by students after traditional lecture-based instruction or from low-interactivity classrooms. These results suggest that the cognitive engagement required to complete the Socratic-dialog driven LT activities is sufficient to promote higher levels of conceptual understanding regardless of whether the students actually write out their explanations.

Eckenrode, J.; Welch, J. D.; Saldivar, H.; Prather, E. E.; Wallace, C. S.; CATS

2013-04-01

127

A Qualitative Study: The Impact of Selected Non-Cognitive Variables on the Academic Success and Achievement of Culturally Diverse Academic Scholarship Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined whether select non-cognitive variables such as, (Sedlacek, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2004; Tracey & Sedlacek 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989) impacted the academic achievement, retention and graduation rates of culturally diverse academic scholarship students at a predominantly white higher education institutions. The subjects of the study were…

Wilson, Linda Louise

2009-01-01

128

The Relation of Self Variables to Transfer Student Success as Measured by Academic, Psychological, and Career Functioning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research has suggested that transfer students experience difficulty in many domains however limited research has examined the variables associated with transfer student success. The present study examined transfer student success using a sample of 163 first-year transfer students at a large mid-Atlantic university. The mean age of the participants…

Ling, Thomson Joseph

2006-01-01

129

THE ACADEMIC ADVISING AND EXPLORATION CENTER: DR. RICHARD TELFER'S SUCCESSFUL VISION OF ACADEMIC ADVISING FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - WHITEWATER  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic advising in its simplest form first occurred in higher education during the 1870's. Prior to the 1870's students enrolled in the same courses and no electives were available. The college ideal was defined as was \\

Bruce J. Bukowski; Pamela Tanner; Matt Jurvelin

130

Relationships of Personality, Affect, Emotional Intelligence and Coping with Student Stress and Academic Success: Different Patterns of Association for Stress and Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The associations of personality, affect, trait emotional intelligence (EI) and coping style measured at the start of the academic year with later academic performance were examined in a group of undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh. The associations of the dispositional and affect measures with concurrent stress and life…

Saklofske, Donald H.; Austin, Elizabeth J.; Mastoras, Sarah M.; Beaton, Laura; Osborne, Shona E.

2012-01-01

131

Personality factors and other predictors of academic success in medical students.  

E-print Network

??This study examines the relationship between objectively derived personality characteristics of West Virginia University medical students and their rate of retention and attrition in medical… (more)

Hawkins, T. Anne.

2005-01-01

132

The Student Success Student Profile for Fall 2006 reflects admission,enrollment, performance and special interest data pertaining to the academic and campus lives of the students at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Edwards and KU Medical  

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Sources Student Success 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 4 4 ·Countries (International Students) ·Kansas Counties (Home ·Academic GPAs ·ACT/Converted SAT Scores ·Average Age of Students ·Degrees Conferred ·Disability Resources & 6th year School of Pharmacy students. ACT/Converted SAT Scores 4 Fall 2006 Average Score = 24.6 Fall

133

The Impact of Tutoring on the Academic Success of Undeclared Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A cohort of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undeclared freshmen at a medium-sized university in Pennsylvania was used to study the relationship between tutoring and the retention rates and decision paths of undeclared students. Undeclared students who did and did not receive tutoring were tracked over four years to determine rate and…

Reinheimer, David; McKenzie, Kelly

2011-01-01

134

PREDICTING ACADEMIC SUCCESS BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THESE TABLES ARE INTENDED TO PREDICT WHICH UTAH COLLEGE CURRICULUM GIVES A STUDENT THE MOST LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS. THEY USE HIGH SCHOOL AVERAGE (HSA) AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OR APTITUDE TESTS. THE STUDY IS DESIGNED ON CONCLUSIONS FROM EARLIER WORK--(1) THE MAIN HURDLE FOR THE FRESHMAN IS THE REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION CORE, (2) GPA'S ARE…

JEX, FRANK B.

135

Learning style preferences and academic success of preclinical allied health students.  

PubMed

Student learning style modality preferences, in preclinical classes, were assessed using the visual-aural-read/write-kinesthetic (VARK) inventory. Preferences were assessed for 137 preclinical students, including those in nursing, physician's assistant, physical therapy, athletic training, and natural science programs using the online VARK inventory. All classes contained a majority of multimodal and a significantly high proportion of kinesthetic learners. No correlations were noted between modality preference strength and assessment performance in general biology classes; significant correlations were discovered for kinesthetic preference among the same cohort in subsequent human anatomy (negative correlation) and general physiology (positive correlation) classes. Assessment performance of nursing students in an anatomy and physiology class resulted in correlations with aural (negative correlation) and visual (positive correlation) preference strengths. Study findings are used to evaluate the efficacy of non-omnimodal delivery of content-focused science classes, before the students have developed the background knowledge or skills required to contextualize the learning. PMID:24326923

Good, Jonathan P; Ramos, Diane; D'Amore, Domenic C

2013-01-01

136

Dynamics of Teacher-Student Relationships: Stability and Change across Elementary School and the Influence on Children's Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study modeled teacher-student relationship trajectories throughout elementary school to predict gains in achievement in an ethnic-diverse sample of 657 academically at-risk students (mean age = 6.57 years, SD = 0.39). Teacher reports of warmth and conflict were collected in Grades 1-5. Achievement was tested in Grades 1 and 6. For conflict,…

Spilt, Jantine L.; Hughes, Jan N.; Wu, Jiun-Yu; Kwok, Oi-Man

2012-01-01

137

Voices of Well Doctoral Students: A Case Study Exploration into the Possibilities of Academic and Personal Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the experiences of 12 self-identified well doctoral students at a mid-size, western university in the U.S. to develop an understanding of the positive approaches doctoral students take to their academic pursuits. With an attrition rate of up to 50 percent in doctoral education, exploring…

Witkowsky, Patricia Anne

2010-01-01

138

Building a Culture of Student Success ACADEMIC AFFAIRS PLAN--2006-08  

E-print Network

/Scarborough must be implemented. The campaign will focus on recruitment and retention. Priority retention and recruitment strategies at the department, college, and University levels must be identified and implemented where the prudent investment of new resources will readily yield more students. The campaign coordinator

de Doncker, Elise

139

Factors Influencing the Academic Success of Second Generation Immigrant College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The changing demographic situation in the U.S. creates paramount social problems as the population of immigrants grows. Because the higher education is the most effective tool for incorporating the immigrant populations into the society, the purpose of the proposed study was to determine what students' characteristics, parents' characteristics, as…

Boureiko, Natalya V.

2010-01-01

140

Hartnell College's Academic Learning Center: Recommitting to Underrepresented Student Access and Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hartnell College is a Hispanic-serving institution serving the Salinas Valley in California, a vast 1,000-square-mile agricultural region. The district includes large numbers of migrant workers and their families, chronically high unemployment, high rates of poverty, and low educational attainment. A review of student performance data in 2002…

Kane, Michael A.; Henderson, Frank

2006-01-01

141

The Impact of a Psychology Learning Community on Academic Success, Retention, and Student Learning Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning communities have become an integral part of the educational reform movement of the past two decades and have been heralded as a promising strategy for restructuring undergraduate education. This study used a matched control group design to examine the impact of participation in a psychology learning community (PLC) on a range of student

Buch, Kim; Spaulding, Sue

2011-01-01

142

Campus Resources Academic Success Center  

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and apply for jobs online through this office, as well as upload your resume to employment databases of Military and Veterans Academic Excellence omveb.wayne.edu 313-577-9180 This office is dedicated to providing high quality and comprehensive support to student veterans. They provide direct and liaison

Berdichevsky, Victor

143

Aboriginal, Anglo, and Immigrant Australian Students' Motivational Beliefs About Personal Academic Success: Are There Cultural Differences?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does being successful at school mean the same thing for all children? In Australia, research posits that Aboriginal Australian, Anglo Australian, and immigrant Australian children embrace different learning goals (i.e., mastery, performance, or social) according to their culture. In this study, a 38-item inventory was used to measure similarities and differences between Aboriginal (n = 496), Anglo (n = 1,173),

Dennis M. McInerney; John Hinkley; Martin Dowson; Shawn Van Etten

1998-01-01

144

The Effects of the First Step to Success Program on Academic Engagement Behaviors of Turkish Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the First Step to Success (FSS) early intervention program with Turkish children identified with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Intervention effectiveness on target children's academic engagement behaviors was studied. Participants were four 7-year-old first-grade students in…

Ozdemir, Selda

2011-01-01

145

Using the Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) Group Model to Promote Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement for English as a Second Language (ESL) Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Achieving Success Everyday (ASE) group model is used to promote self-esteem and academic performance of English as a second language (ESL) students. The findings from the preliminary data indicated that the participants' self-esteem was significantly improved after participation in the group. There was no significant improvement in the total…

Shi, Qi; Steen, Sam

2012-01-01

146

Academic Success Centre Presentation Anxiety  

E-print Network

Academic Success Centre Presentation Anxiety Anxiety is a natural part of presenting. In small can give the audience a sense of honesty and integrity. However, in large amounts, anxiety can be debilitating. To deal with presentation anxiety, sometimes it is necessary to identify the sources of anxiety

Northern British Columbia, University of

147

Academic Buoyancy: Towards an Understanding of Students' Everyday Academic Resilience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic buoyancy is developed as a construct reflecting everyday academic resilience within a positive psychology context and is defined as students' ability to successfully deal with academic setbacks and challenges that are typical of the ordinary course of school life (e.g., poor grades, competing deadlines, exam pressure, difficult…

Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W.

2008-01-01

148

The influence of study methods and knowledge processing on academic success and long-term recall of anatomy learning by first-year veterinary students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this investigation was to quantitatively and qualitatively identify the study methods and learning strategies that veterinary students used to study anatomy during their first year of professional school and to correlate these with their academic achievement and long-term recall of information. It was surmised that active study methods would be more beneficial than passive method, but this hypothesis was not supported. The activity or passivity of each study method was secondary to the way in which the students processed the learning. No single study method was associated with academic success or long-term recall; instead, successful students used a multitude of study methods while the struggling students relied on a single method alone, although these methods varied from student to student. Students and their study methods were profiled using the qualitative technique known as phenomenographic analysis to find those who studied in a deep or surface way. The deep-processing students, who commonly used multiple study methods, not only succeeded in the class but also had better recall. Students who relied on a memorization-heavy surface approach to learning had limited recall and tended to perform poorly in the class. These results strongly suggest that by encouraging students to integrate their studying by using multiple methods educators can improve both student grades and recall of complex topics. PMID:19177384

Ward, Peter J; Walker, James J

2008-01-01

149

Fact Sheet on Self-Regulation Behaviors and Academic Success  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document was developed by Access Tech Careers to support successful course completion for students with learning disabilities. This handout provides examples of research and statistics on how self-regulation impacts learning and academic success.

2012-10-24

150

Factors Related To The Academic Success Of College Football Players  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose. The purpose of this study is to identify significant factors that are related to the academic success of a group of college student-athletes. The study examines factors which may explain why certain student-athletes integrate and succeed in college, whereas others detach themselves academically and, in effect, drop out mentally.Many other studies have been conducted to predict academic success versus

Gale Lang

1987-01-01

151

Academic buoyancy: Towards an understanding of students' everyday academic resilience.  

PubMed

Academic buoyancy is developed as a construct reflecting everyday academic resilience within a positive psychology context and is defined as students' ability to successfully deal with academic setbacks and challenges that are typical of the ordinary course of school life (e.g., poor grades, competing deadlines, exam pressure, difficult schoolwork). Data were collected from 598 students in Years 8 and 10 at five Australian high schools. Half-way through the school year and then again at the end of the year, students were asked to rate their academic buoyancy as well as a set of hypothesized predictors (self-efficacy, control, academic engagement, anxiety, teacher-student relationship) in the area of mathematics. Multilevel modeling found that the bulk of variance in academic buoyancy was explained at the student level. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling showed that (a) Time 1 anxiety (negatively), self-efficacy, and academic engagement significantly predict Time 1 academic buoyancy; (b) Time 2 anxiety (negatively), self-efficacy, academic engagement, and teacher-student relationships explain variance in Time 2 academic buoyancy over and above that explained by academic buoyancy at Time 1; and (c) of the significant predictors, anxiety explains the bulk of variance in academic buoyancy. PMID:19083351

Martin, Andrew J; Marsh, Herbert W

2008-02-01

152

Spread of academic success in a high school social network.  

PubMed

Application of social network analysis to education has revealed how social network positions of K-12 students correlate with their behavior and academic achievements. However, no study has been conducted on how their social network influences their academic progress over time. Here we investigated correlations between high school students' academic progress over one year and the social environment that surrounds them in their friendship network. We found that students whose friends' average GPA (Grade Point Average) was greater (or less) than their own had a higher tendency toward increasing (or decreasing) their academic ranking over time, indicating social contagion of academic success taking place in their social network. PMID:23418483

Blansky, Deanna; Kavanaugh, Christina; Boothroyd, Cara; Benson, Brianna; Gallagher, Julie; Endress, John; Sayama, Hiroki

2013-01-01

153

Understanding Student Swirl: The Role of Environmental Factors and Retention Efforts in the Later Academic Success of Suspended Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Student swirl," or the inconsistent flow in and out of college coursework from term-to-term, institution-to-institution, reflects the non-traditional nature of many community college students. Swirl can be triggered by such stressors as: balancing work, school, and family obligations; financial challenges; and health problems. In turn, it…

Wang, Yan; Pilarzyk, Tom

2010-01-01

154

Dynamics of Teacher-Student Relationships: Stability and Change across Elementary School and the Influence on Children's Academic Success  

PubMed Central

This study modeled teacher-student relationship trajectories throughout elementary school to predict gains in achievement in an ethnic-diverse sample of 657 academically at-risk students. Teacher reports of Warmth and Conflict were collected in grades 1 to 5. Achievement was tested in grade 1 and 6. For Conflict, low-stable (normative), low-increasing, high-declining, and high-stable trajectories were found. For Warmth, high-declining (normative) and low-increasing patterns were found. Children with early behavioral, academic, or social risks were under-represented in the normative trajectory groups. Chronic conflict was most strongly associated with under achievement. Rising Conflict but not declining Conflict coincided with underachievement. The probability of school failure increased as a function of the timing and length of time children were exposed to relational adversity. PMID:22497209

Spilt, Jantine L.; Hughes, Jan N.; Wu, Jiun-Yu; Kwok, Oi-Man

2012-01-01

155

A Study of Computer-Assisted-Academic-Advisement-and-Placement as Compared with Manual Academic Advisement and Placement for Improving Academic Advising and Accountability at Grambling State University. Factors Affecting Students' Successful Survival of Their College Experiences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current method of advising students at Grambling State University was compared with that of Computer-Assisted-Academic-Advisement-and-Placement (CAAAAP) to determine which approach would be more effective for advising students. The current method was a "semi-manual" method that takes quite a while to advise and place one student. As classes…

Fields, Hall R.

156

Effects of Resource Allocation on Student Academic Achievement and Self-Perceptions of Success in an Urban Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Civil Rights legislation, now 50 years old, "de facto" segregation based on socioeconomic factors, such as poverty and ethnicity in urban areas translates into the surrounding schools, with a legacy of limited funding, reduced services, and teachers with limited training to successfully engage students in high poverty areas. This study…

Harris, Kimberly

2014-01-01

157

The Relationship between Gender and Academic Success Online  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Distance learning may pose challenges to students in terms of satisfaction and academic success. This study examined the relationship between the final grade received in a distance learning course and the student characteristic of gender. Examined were differences in online course achievement between male and female students through the lens of…

Kupczynski, Lori; Brown, Michelle; Holland, Glenda; Uriegas, Brian

2014-01-01

158

Academic Training (J-1 Student)  

E-print Network

Academic Training (J-1 Student) International Center D E F I N I T I O N : J-1 students Training. Such employment can only be in a field of study indicated on the student's DS-2019. C O N D I T I months of academic training (post-doctoral research/teaching positions only). Academic training can

Heller, Barbara

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students.ubc.ca/success STUDENT DIRECTED  

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Undergraduate Program Ingrid Price - Instructor, Pharmaceutical Science Kiran Mahal - VP Academic & University, Pharmaceutical Science Ben Capellacci - VP Academic, Alma Mater Society Britt Gallpen - Previous SDS Student Department Ingrid Price - Instructor, Pharmaceutical Science Johannes Rebane - VP Academic, Alma Mater

Handy, Todd C.

160

Academic Success Center Class of 1956 Academic Success Center Building  

E-print Network

of Academic Coaching · Discover personal strengths and learning style · Enhance organization skills coaching · Workshops · Fall and Spring workshop series #12;Tutoring ·Group tutoring, Sunday-Thursday ·90-term comprehension." · "I am overall studying more and my grades are better." #12;Academic Coaching · Benefits

Duchowski, Andrew T.

161

Theme: Teaching Academically Disadvantaged Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes "Will We Serve the Academically Disadvantaged?" (Iverson); "Using Centers of Learning to Reach Academically Disadvantaged Students" (Gentry); "Georgia's Special Lamb Project Adoption Program" (Farmer); "Teacher Expectations" (Powers); "Providing Instruction for Special Populations" (Jewell); and "The Educational Reform Movement and…

Iverson, Maynard J.; And Others

1993-01-01

162

Values and Educational Success among Disadvantaged Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research study shows the strong positive relationship between traditional personal values and academic success of students from various disadvantaged backgrounds. Four categories of values were examined: (1) the work ethic, (2) religious commitment, (3) parental support of success in school, and (4) peer group support of success in school. A…

Ginsburg, Alan L.; Hanson, Sandra L.

163

Academic Course Engagement during One Semester Forecasts College Success: Engaged Students Are More Likely to Earn a Degree, Do It Faster, and Do It Better  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to assess the relation of academic course engagement and subsequent college success over a 5- to 6-year period. In the present study, the authors defined college success as degree attainment, time to degree, and academic performance (final cumulative GPA). This study reports on follow-up data from participants…

Svanum, Soren; Bigatti, Silvia M.

2009-01-01

164

Student Loans Success in  

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-year commitment through competitive renewals* * If you have student debt remaining at the completion of your awardNIH Repays Your Student Loans #12;Success in Obtaining Grants Research FundingOpportunities Less for up to $35,000 of NIH loan repayment per year to repay educational debts. Each year, more than 1

Bandettini, Peter A.

165

Factors Predicting Academic Success in Second and Third Language among Russian-Speaking Immigrant Students Studying in Israeli Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors predicting academic proficiency (AP), the specialised domains required for performing academic tasks, among Russian speaking (L1) immigrants currently studying Hebrew as a second language (L2) and English as a third language (L3) in Israeli schools. Specifically, the study examined the…

Haim, Orly

2014-01-01

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Academic Success Center Class of 1956 Academic Success Building  

E-print Network

skill college students must develop? A. Studying for extended periods of time B. Accepting effective in your transition from high school to college? A. Getting organized B. Going to class C. Becoming for over 90% of all college students? A. Maintaining grades B. Procrastination and time management C

Duchowski, Andrew T.

167

Teacher Expectations as Predictors of Academic Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Follows up previous study of social and psychological effects of orthodontic treatment upon children. Reports that teachers' ratings of student attractiveness correlated significantly with judgments of children's sociability, popularity, academic achievement, and leadership. Concludes that teachers' estimations of academic capability was a good…

Keneal, Pamela; And Others

1991-01-01

168

Predicting the Academic Success of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program Participants: A Socio-ecological Approach.  

E-print Network

??The current study examines the relationship between academic motivation, child care center professional development support, community college student support and academic success. The Academic Motivation… (more)

Duffy, Amy

2008-01-01

169

High School Students Whose Parents Did Not Attend College: Do Stressful Circumstances Relate to their Academic Success?  

E-print Network

Stress Do high school students with and without college-students with and without college-educated parents, stresscollege attainment between students with and without college-educated parents in this subsample, does stress

Morazes, Jennifer Lynne

2011-01-01

170

Academic Predictors for Black Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forty-five black males and 28 black females were designated as being either academically successful (graduation or GPA at least 1.0) or academically unsuccessful. A two way (Sex × Academic Success) multivariate analysis of variance indicated that with respect to SAT-V, SAT-M, and HSR standard score, the males differed significantly (p < .005) from the females. The successful males differed (p

Clifford B. Tatham; Elaine L. Tatham

1974-01-01

171

Top 10 Tips Academic Success  

E-print Network

designed to help students succeed in college. Take advantage of these opportunities to learn study skills are designed to help you take action and minimize obstacles, in order to maximize your college experience. Tip, these include the Student Handbook, available at the Information Services Center, and the College Catalog

Mayeli, Azita

172

Male College Students and Success: A Study of the Early Predictors of First-Year Academic Performance, Progression, and Persistence of Male Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While more students are going to college than ever before, greater gains are being made by females than males; a higher percentage of women enroll directly in college from high school and actually graduate from college four years later. This is a tribute to the advances that have been made in the last thirty years that support female success in…

Normyle, Mari K.

2011-01-01

173

Gender Differences in Perceived Value of a Program to Promote Academic and Career Success for Students with Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the results of a retrospective survey of participants in an exemplary transition program for college-bound youth with disabilities. The study compared how male and female participants perceived changes in themselves in the areas of academic skills, social skills, Internet skills, levels of preparation for college and employment, levels of awareness of career options, and personal characteristics during

Sheryl Burgstahler; Chuan Chang

2007-01-01

174

Confidence and Academic Success in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A dropout rate can be used to determine student's ability to fulfill their perspective program of study, as well as the college's ability to qualify the right students for the completion of their academic degree. College advertisement can also play a significant role when it comes to dropout rates as it can be viewed as ineffective if the learners…

Telbis, Miky

2010-01-01

175

The relationship between reading comprehension skill assessment methods and academic success for first semester students in a selected Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Texas  

E-print Network

This retrospective descriptive study addressed the relationship between reading comprehension skills as measured by the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and the Nurse Entrance Test and indices of academic success (i.e., grade point average of prerequisite...

Cook, Jennifer D. M.

2007-04-25

176

Immigrant College Students' Academic Obstacles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Immigrant college student populations continue to grow on college campuses across the nation; yet, little is known about the experiences of immigrant students. This paper examines differences in perceived academic obstacles between immigrant students and non-immigrant students at six large, public research universities (n = 56,000). The…

Soria, Krista M.; Stebleton, Michael

2013-01-01

177

Hiring for Student Success: A Perspective from Community College Presidents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of hiring for student success is important, as college staff, faculty, and administrators affect the lives of students daily and help to determine their success in college and in life. What is at stake is student success and its infrastructure: the quality of the academic environment, the quality of learning, and services for students,…

Gnage, Marie Foster; Drumm, Kevin E.

2010-01-01

178

The mission of Engineering Advising is to provide services to assist Engineering students in achieving their academic goals and personal successes at Cornell University. To this  

E-print Network

Engineering students, and other interested students regarding major, College, and University degree entities, in order to promote student success within the College 3. to work with students in an environmentThe mission of Engineering Advising is to provide services to assist Engineering students

Afshari, Ehsan

179

Study of Academic Success Predictor Variables for Students Enrolled in AFIT's (Air Force Institute of Technology's) Graduate Operations Research Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this study was to examine those measureable factors which contribute to Grade Point Performance in the Air Force Institute of Technology's Graduate Operations Research Programs. Student's undergraduate grade point averages and other perform...

W. N. Prokopyk

1988-01-01

180

Personality Type and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Personality is the man. The successful living of an individual, as a man, depends to a large extent on the academic achievement of that individual, as a student. This article attempts to find out personality type, academic achievement of secondary school students and relationship between them by selecting a sample of 300 secondary school students

Lawrence, Arul A. S.; Lawrence, John A.

2014-01-01

181

Academic Needs Student Survey Items  

E-print Network

by Topical Area: Academic Needs Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), Entering Fall Term) Breakdowns by: All Students, African-American Students, and International Students Satisfaction Ratings special services because of a learning disability Your First College Year (YFCY), Spring 2005 Follow up

Baltisberger, Jay H.

182

Predicting international studentsacademic success... may not always be enough: Assessing Turkey’s Foreign Study Scholarship Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1993, Turkey’s Higher Education Council (YOK) launched a program to sponsor thousands of students for graduate study abroad,\\u000a in the hopes of building up a base of highly qualified, foreign educated faculty for 24 newly established universities nationwide.\\u000a With an incoming new YOK administration in 1995, dramatic changes were made in the program’s selection procedures. One of\\u000a the key

Julie Mathews

2007-01-01

183

Predictors of academic procrastination in college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic procrastination has been characterized as a prevalent and problematic behavior for college students. The current study investigated how different self-perceptions, in other words different beliefs one maintains about oneself, related to academic procrastination in a sample of 186 undergraduate students. ^ Participants completed self-report measures of academic procrastination (Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students), academic self-efficacy (Academic Self-Efficacy Scale), academic self-concept (Academic

Brian Farran

2004-01-01

184

Academic Advising.............................................................. 379 For Undeclared Students................................................... 363  

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For Undeclared Students................................................... 363 Academic Calendar .................................................................................... 20 Acting ..............................................................See Theatre Arts Add..................................................................... 4,.9 Adult Students..................................................................... 14

Ravikumar, B.

185

Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584  

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Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584 250-960-6367 www.unbc.ca/asc Procrastination and Motivation Procrastination and motivation do not just happen; rather, they are deliberate. They are also not static traits; for example, a person can exhibit procrastinating behavior and be intensely motivated and productive a few

Northern British Columbia, University of

186

A study of the relationship between interest preferences and academic success for 622 Texas A. & M. College students  

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grade point ratios shows that only thrhe percent of the variance reiiiaining in grade point ratios after the effect of variati n 1n A, Cib. scores was accounted for eou d bo attri- buted to variation 1n interest, This average indioates t! e ir.... ~, scores, A surprisingly large spread of scored in all interests by students in each of the five subJect fields was found. The average standard devi- ation of interest pcrccntl]e scores was 27 which Iv verr high considering that the maximum possible...

Weynand, Robert Smith

2012-06-07

187

Academic and Social Motivational Influences on Students' Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

We discuss ways in which aspects of academic and social motivation interact to influence student's academic performance. Research on academic and social motivational constructs is reviewed, focusing on students' ability and efficacy beliefs, control beliefs, achievement values, and achievement goal orientations. Relations between academic and social motivational processes are discussed, as well as how motivational processes from both domains might

Kathryn R. Wentzel; Allan Wigfield

1998-01-01

188

African American Males in the Community College: Towards a Model of Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many scholars have noted the dismal persistence rates of Black male students in community colleges, as well as their poor academic success outcomes. This study sought to further the literature on academic success by exploring student perspectives in one southwestern community college. The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of…

Wood, Jonathan Luke

2010-01-01

189

Clicking Your Way to Student Success!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the authors, their field has been in a constant state of change and evolution, from manual arts to vocational education to career and technical education (CTE). In a recent effort to increase academic and occupational achievement and success for all CTE students through targeted improvement plans, the state of Pennsylvania implemented…

Bostwick, Dianna; Foster, John; Bloomfield, Amie; Rutledge, Paul

2013-01-01

190

Students' Motivation to Access Academic Advising Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interrelationships between motivation for choosing a program of study, intention to access academic advisors, academic difficulty, and actual appointments with academic advisors were based on student self-reports of motivation and intentions. In addition, academic achievement measures and data on student access to academic advisors were…

Henning, Marcus A.

2009-01-01

191

Predicting student success in General Chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of this research was to determine the predictors of student success in college level General Chemistry. The potential predictors were categorized as cognitive, non-cognitive, affective, or demographic factors. A broader goal of the study was to provide a reference for academic personnel to better judge the prerequisite skills, knowledge and attitudes that students should attain before enrolling in General Chemistry. Therefore, the study is relevant to chemical educators who are attempting to matriculate candidates for the scientific workforce and to chemical education researches who are interested in student success, student retention and curricular reform. The major hypotheses were that several factors from each category would emerge as significant predictors and that these would differ for students enrolled at three different post-secondary institutions: a community college, a private university and a public university. These hypotheses were tested using multiple regression techniques to analyze grade, student survey and post-test data collected from General Chemistry students at the three institutions. Over-all, twelve factors (six demographic, three cognitive and three affective) emerged as strong, significant predictors of student success. In addition, there were marked differences in which factors emerged based on the type of institution and on how student success was defined. Thus, the major hypotheses of the study were supported. Over-all, this study has significant implications for educational policy, theory, and practice. With regard to policy, there is a need for institutions and departments that offer General Chemistry to provide support for a diverse population of students. And, at the community college level, in particular, there is a need for better academic advising and more institutional support for underprepared students. In the classroom, the professor plays a critical role in influencing students' academic self-concept, which in turn affects student success. Thus, it is very important that General Chemistry professors use pedagogical methods, such as active learning, that are known to increase student success. Finally, continuing research efforts which add to the body of knowledge in the area of student success will ultimately further the broader goal of preparing college students for entry into, and success in, the scientific workforce.

Figueroa, Daphne Elizabeth

192

Assigning students to academic majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

We address here the problem of assigning undergraduate students to academic major areas at a Middle-Eastern business school, which is quite different from what one usually faces in the West. Our formulation considers the student's preference in the light of his\\/her performance in certain bellwether courses and various practical constraints in arriving at an initial solution. We present a linear

Hussein M. Saber; Jay B. Ghosh

2001-01-01

193

Undisciplined beginnings, academic success, and discursive psychology.  

PubMed

This paper reflects on the conditions under which Discourse and social psychology, Common knowledge, and the author's Arguing and thinking were written. These books, which were independently conceived, were not specifically written as contributions to 'discursive psychology', for discursive psychology did not exist at that time. Their authors were rejecting conventional approaches to doing psychological research. The paper discusses what it takes for a new academic movement, such as discursive psychology, to be successfully established in the current climate of 'academic capitalism'. Two requirements are particularly mentioned: the necessity for a label and the necessity for adherents to be recruited. Of the three books, only Discourse and social psychology was outwardly recruiting its readers to a new way of doing social psychology. Arguing and thinking, with its celebration of ancient rhetoric, was much more ambiguous in its aims. It was turning away from present usefulness towards the past. By claiming to be 'an antiquarian psychologist' the author was rejecting disciplinary thinking. The paper also considers the intellectual costs of establishing a new specialism or sub-discipline. The 'first generation' may have freedom, but success can bring about a narrowing of perspectives and the development of orthodoxies for subsequent academic generations. This applies as much to the development of experimental social psychology as to discursive psychology. These processes are particular enhanced in the present socio-economic situation of contemporary universities, which make it more difficult for young academics to become, in the words of William James, 'undisciplinables'. PMID:22283746

Billig, Michael

2012-09-01

194

Masculinity, motivation and academic success: a paradox  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research looks at the relationship between social class, notions of masculinity, intelligence and achievement in 16-year-old boys in co-educational comprehensive schools in England and Wales. The obvious link between educational qualifications and occupational success, central to the middle-class ideal of masculinity, along with the strong relationships between social class and academic achievement, has led to the assumption that for

Joan M. Whitehead

2003-01-01

195

Student Academic Records: Guidelines Concerning Access to Official Student Academic Records  

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, and retention of the academic records of students of academic divisions of the University in order to ensureW eb C opy Student Academic Records: Guidelines Concerning Access to Official Student Academic to Official Student Academic Records Issued By: Karel Swift University Registrar Date: April 2, 2008 Purpose

196

Academic Resilience and Reading: Building Successful Readers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The socioemotional factors, which influence students' trajectories on their pathways to reading success, are often overlooked in literacy screenings and reading instruction. This article outlines the connections between personality factors, in particular resilient personalities, and early literacy success. It also offers teachers a series of six…

McTigue, Erin M.; Washburn, Erin K.; Liew, Jeffrey

2009-01-01

197

Academic motivation among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a mastery classroom goal orientation style, high academic self-efficacy; internal, stable, global attribution styles and low self-handicapping strategies (e.g., low test anxiety) are predictors of higher academic functioning. ^ Surveys were administered to 258 students enrolled in undergraduate Mathematics courses. In addition, they provided permission to obtain achievement information

Cheryl A Lewis

2006-01-01

198

The academically gifted female student in science  

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The protocol of this study was designed to investigate the factors three gifted, young women perceived as influencing their successful transition from an accelerated science high school program to three accelerated university science programs. The research design was a mixed methods study involving three gifted women as they maneuvered through a high school magnet program for science and matriculated into separate university honors programs for science majors. As high school graduates, these women also achieved honors and citations for academic excellence. During their initial years of college, these students maintained outstanding grades in rigorous programs for science majors. These criteria yielded three, gifted female students who proved to be resilient and committed to meeting the demands of an academic program of science. In an attempt to understand the influential factors in the academic lives of these students, a narrative inquiry as well as a quantitative component comprised of three inventories for descriptive data were selected. The impetus for this research resided in the need to better understand the factors contributing to the shaping of the self-identity of the gifted female student as she achieved academic success in the typically, male dominated science classrooms; subsequently, the guidance by parents and educators may prove influential in developing the achievement orientation within the self-identity of the young woman.

Brown, Paula R.

199

Identification with Academics and Academic Outcomes in Secondary Students.  

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Identification with academics is the extent to which an individual bases his or her self-esteem on outcomes in the academic domain. Theory suggests that students who are highly identified with academics should be more motivated to succeed in a domain, and thus more likely to experience desirable academic outcomes and avoid undesirable outcomes,…

Osborne, Jason W.; Rausch, John L.

200

Commitment to Student Success PHOTOBYKELLYGORHAM  

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toenhancethestudentexperiencewhilebol- stering MSU's recruitment, retention, and graduation rates. The Vice President for Student demonstrate an abiding commitment to student success and engagement while main- taining institutional the entire uni- versity is fully engaged in supporting student success," and Vision Statement, "for those

Dyer, Bill

201

Factors Affecting the Success of Hmong College Students in America  

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This study explores barriers and success factors of Hmong students in American colleges by interviewing five Hmong graduate students from refugee families in the US. Emerging themes revolve around academic, cultural and financial barriers. Professors, advisors, classmates, academic support programmes, family, financial aid and their own…

Xiong, Soua; Lam, Sarah K. Y.

2013-01-01

202

Academic Service-Learning Student Guide  

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Academic Service-Learning Student Guide The Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service supports the development and implementation of Academic Service-Learning experiences in academic courses and programs to fulfill community opportunities Student Requirements For Academic Service-Learning classes at FAU

Fernandez, Eduardo

203

Academic Service-Learning Student Guide  

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Academic Service-Learning Student Guide The Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service supports the development and implementation of Academic ServiceLearning experiences in academic courses and programs the classroom to fulfill community opportunities Student Requirements For Academic ServiceLearning classes

Fernandez, Eduardo

204

Law students academic excellence awarded  

Microsoft Academic Search

Excellence and academic achievement in Law studies were recently rewarded to students of The University of Notre Dame Australia, at its annual St Thomas More Law School Awards night, at the Fremantle Campus.\\u000aProminent Australian law firms sponsored the awards for Best Student in each year and outstanding achievements in all units, including Commercial Practice and Ethics, Criminal Law, Administrative

Andrea Barnard

2010-01-01

205

Parent Perceptions of Barriers to Academic Success in a Rural Middle School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In focus groups, parents of both academically successful seventh-grade students and at-risk students (i.e., failing one or more classes, numerous behavioral referrals, and/or suspensions) in a rural middle school identified perceived barriers to student success as well as school and community resources for overcoming those barriers. Qualitative…

Griffin, Dana; Galassi, John P.

2010-01-01

206

Investing in Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author shares how he was inspired to advance the cause of college completion in Maryland as he recently received the Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award with $500,000 as award money. He shares how he intended to make use of the award money and mentions that it is in the spirit of making a positive difference that he…

Kirwan, William E.

2010-01-01

207

REGULATIONS ON STUDENT ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT  

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on Student Record XIII Reports XIV Delivery of Documents ATTACHMENT: Informal Resolution of Academic and learning environment characterized by an atmosphere of peace, civility, security and safety. The university and challenge ideas, provided they do so within the law and in a peaceful and non-threatening manner that does

Saskatchewan, University of

208

Identifying Academically Talented Minority Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cultural and socioeconomic diversity of the U.S. school population is now and long has been underrepresented in programs for academically advanced students (see, e.g., Donovan & Cross, 2002; Marland, 1972). In the past decade, however, educators have offered several proposals for increasing the diversity of programs for the gifted and talented (see Boothe & Stanley, 2004, for one compendium

David F. Lohman

209

Scaffolding a Syllabus for Academic Success  

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learning through: · Self-regulation · Daily: Self-efficacy, goals, & support · Weekly: Synthesis & feedback Perception of the Course. Christine Harrington (2013) Syllabus Checklist #12;Promoting Learning Through Self-Regulation? Richardson, Abraham, & Bond, 2012 #12;Agenda · Importance of syllabus & you in student success · Promoting

Kasman, Alex

210

Student nurses harassing academics.  

PubMed

Internationally there is growing awareness that workplace bullying and harassment are affecting workers and organisations. However, in England there is limited research which examines harassment of faculty by university students. Thus, by using Attribution Theory this research explored the experiences of the victims of harassment, who were faculty working in schools of Health and Social Care in Post-1992 Universities in England (1), the perpetrators were undergraduate students. Attribution Theory enabled exploration and understanding of faculty perceptions of the cause of harassment and the prevention strategies they used. Findings showed that faculty perceived that harassment occurred when student stress levels were high, which was associated with course and social demands, the changing nature of society, and the social political agenda of education. PMID:22133484

White, Sara J

2013-01-01

211

Academic Buoyancy and Academic Outcomes: Towards a Further Understanding of Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Students without ADHD, and Academic Buoyancy Itself  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Academic buoyancy is students' capacity to successfully overcome setback and challenge that is typical of the ordinary course of everyday academic life. It may represent an important factor on the psycho-educational landscape assisting students who experience difficulties in school and schoolwork. Aims: This study investigated the…

Martin, Andrew J.

2014-01-01

212

The Social Costs of Academic Success across Ethnic Groups  

PubMed Central

This study explores the longitudinal association between academic achievement and social acceptance across ethnic groups in a nationally representative sample of adolescents (N = 13,570; Mage = 15.5 years). The effects of school context are also considered. Results show that African American and Native American adolescents experience greater social costs with academic success than Whites. Pertaining to school context, findings suggest that the differential social consequences of achievement experienced by African Americans are greatest in more highly achieving schools, but only when these schools have a smaller percentage of Black students. Students from Mexican decent also showed differential social costs with achievement in particular contexts. The implications of these findings to theory, policy, and future research are discussed. PMID:21077858

Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E.; Doan, Stacey N.

2010-01-01

213

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES  

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interests of its students and the University's reputation. Alleged academic misconduct which threatens1 MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES Centre for Academic Standards the University tests whether a student has achieved the objectives of their course of study and the standards

214

Enhancing Students Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prior to the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the public was expressing discontent about the declining of students' test scores and the quality of public schooling. The federal government eventually began discussing and debating for education reform and the No Child Left Behind of 2001 was finally passed and signed by President…

Rulloda, Rudolfo Barcena

2011-01-01

215

LATINO STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Library use is strongly linked with student persistence in higher education, and Latino students have lower rates of academic library use and proficiency than other racial\\/ethnic groups of students. This study explores Latino undergraduate students' perceptions of the academic library and library staff and identifies the conditions which impede or facilitate the students' use of the library. Using a multiple

Dallas Long

216

Transformation of Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online Student Service provides all Houston Community College (HCC) students and its surrounding community access to college information 24/7. Queries may be made regarding the admissions process, financial aid, testing, veterans' affairs, international admission, tuition costs, and programs and courses offered at each HCC location. Also available…

Woods, Millicent

2007-01-01

217

Promoting Successful Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education for Students with Learning Disabilities: A Study of One Private University's Capacity to Build a Responsive Academic Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of the full-time and associate faculty members at one private university in California about the institution's capacity to meet the needs of an increasing population of students with learning disabilities seeking admission to the university. Methodology: Descriptive research…

Horton, Olivia

2012-01-01

218

Factors Associated with Students' Academic Motivation in Agricultural Economics Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study of undergraduates at Texas A&M University, Purdue University, and the University of Florida reveals that students viewing grades as a contributor to career success tend to be more academically motivated. Several measures of academic motivation are examined by means of general linear and also nonlinear models. Electronic entertainment, socializing, and time spent working are all negatively associated with

John Siebert; Kerry Litzenberg; Richard Gallagher; Christine Wilson; Frank Dooley; Al Wysocki

2006-01-01

219

Increasing student success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A more scientifically literate society benefits all STEM disciplines, as well as society as a whole. It is best realized by better serving all undergraduate STEM students. In better-serving all students, a physics department also benefits. The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville physics department has seen a drastic change in number of majors, the number of students active in research and the number of graduates pursuing graduate work, while also increasing the number of majors who decide to teach. Prior to our involvement with the Physics Teacher Education Coalition, graduation rates had increased by more than a factor of 4 in 4 years. After the increased efforts when we became a part of PhysTEC (http://PhysTEC.org) our graduation numbers doubled again. Specific attention to class policy to impact student learning in our introductory courses and strong preparation of the graduate teaching assistants, and quality advising were our primary areas of emphasis. What worked to build these numbers and strengthen these resources at Arkansas will be discussed.

Stewart, Gay; Stewart, John

2013-03-01

220

Student success in an introductory psychology course: A conceptual model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to identify factors that predict student success in an undergraduate introductory psychology course. The study focuses on key behaviors relevant to success in the classroom for nontraditional students (class participation and homework completion), although it is extendible to other settings as well. A framework is proposed to conceptualize the important dimensions of academic ability,

Sherri Lynn Rings

2000-01-01

221

Student Success Skills: A Structured Group Intervention for School Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the Student Success Skills (SSS) small group intervention developed for school counselors targeting academic outcomes. The SSS program is based on extensive reviews of research about the skills students need to be successful. Studies supporting program effectiveness are briefly reviewed and show consistent patterns of…

Webb, Linda; Brigman, Greg A.

2007-01-01

222

Student Academic Support: A Validity Test  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the significant support system changes that students often experience at the university level, college students often view fellow students as their primary source of academic support. This study offers validity evidence for the Student Academic Support Scale (SASS), a 15-item, multidimensional measure that assesses informational, esteem, motivational, and venting support. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of the SASS revealed close

Joseph P. Mazer; Blair Thompson

2011-01-01

223

Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library use is strongly linked with student persistence in higher education, and Latino students have lower rates of academic library use and proficiency than other racial/ethnic groups of students. This study explores Latino undergraduate students' perceptions of the academic library and library staff and identifies the conditions which impede or…

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

224

Sleep and academic success: mechanisms, empirical evidence, and interventional strategies.  

PubMed

Mounting evidence indicates that sleep is beneficial for learning, memory, attention, and academic success. However, the importance of sleep in these contexts has rarely been addressed in programs aimed at optimizing academic performance. This review aims to describe the role that sleep plays in processes pertaining to academic achievement. We first describe the basic sleep processes and their role with respect to cognitive and behavioral/emotional systems important for academic performance. We next review studies conducted to assess the association between sleep and academic performance, concluding by describing interventional programs being used to optimize sleep in the context of academic success. PMID:21302859

Gruber, Reut; Wiebe, Sabrina T; Wells, Samantha Ashley; Cassoff, Jamie; Monson, Eva

2010-12-01

225

2012-2013 Annual Report Academic Success Center  

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. These have included the Freshman Academic Progress Program (early alert), Summer Reading Program instruction to provide academic support to help Clemson students stay in school and retain scholarships added to provide leadership for the expanding programs and increasing student usage. In 2003, Student

Duchowski, Andrew T.

226

Learning Strategies of Successful and Unsuccessful University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess the most commonly used learning strategies of undergraduate students and how these strategies were related to their academic performance. Toward this purpose, a 60 item Likert scale was administered to a sample of 278 undergraduate students. The students were selected based on their cumulative grand-point-average as the most successful and the least

Ali Simsek; Jale Balaban

2010-01-01

227

Student perception of academic grading: Personality, academic orientation, and effort  

Microsoft Academic Search

Factors influencing student perceptions of academic grading were examined, with an emphasis on furthering understanding of the relevance of effort to students’ conceptualization of grading. Students demonstrated a conceptualization of grading where effort should be weighted comparably to actual performance in importance to the composition of a grade, with the expectation that grade allocation should reflect this perception. Students suggested

Gregory K. Tippin; Kathryn D. Lafreniere; Stewart Page

2012-01-01

228

Utilizing Modality Theory to Achieve Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education accompanied by social mobility is the cornerstone of the American dream. Yet, each year scores of children, especially those from the underprivileged class, fail to meet even the most modest academic expectations and subsequently never reach their academic potential. This research rejects earlier explanations of academic failure and…

Lister, Dena; Ansalone, George

2006-01-01

229

Academic procrastination, emotional intelligence, academic self-efficacy, and GPA: a comparison between students with and without learning disabilities.  

PubMed

Academic procrastination has been seen as an impediment to students' academic success. Research findings suggest that it is related to lower levels of self-regulated learning and academic self-efficacy and associated with higher levels of anxiety, stress, and illness. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to assess, regulate, and utilize emotions and has been found to be associated with academic self-efficacy and a variety of better outcomes, including academic performance. Students with learning disabilities (LD) are well acquainted with academic difficulty and maladaptive academic behavior. In comparison to students without LD, they exhibit high levels of learned helplessness, including diminished persistence, lower academic expectations, and negative affect. This study examined the relationships among academic procrastination, EI, and academic performance as mediated by academic self-efficacy in 287 LD and non-LD students. Results indicated that the indirect effect of EI on academic procrastination and GPA was stronger in LD students than in non-LD students. In addition, results indicated that LD students scored lower than non-LD students on both EI and academic self-efficacy and higher on academic procrastination. No difference was found in GPA. PMID:22442254

Hen, Meirav; Goroshit, Marina

2014-01-01

230

Student Success Effective Seminar Participation  

E-print Network

See over Student Success Effective Seminar Participation Seminars are effective learning in the seminar and on whether comments made in class by students can be passed on to non-seminar members. o Respect the norms set by the class or instructor on these matters. Attendance, punctuality, and staying

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Latino adolescents' academic success: The role of discrimination, academic motivation, and gender  

Microsoft Academic Search

Guided by the academic resilience perspective, the current longitudinal study examined whether academic motivation mediated the relation between Latino adolescents' (N=221) experiences with discrimination and their academic success. The potential moderating role of gender was also examined. Using multiple group analysis in structural equation modeling, findings indicated that perceived discrimination at Wave 2 significantly predicted academic motivation at Waves 2

Edna C. Alfaro; Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor; Melinda A. Gonzales-Backen; Mayra Y. Bámaca; Katharine H. Zeiders

2009-01-01

232

Academic Life Satisfaction Scale (ALSS) and Its Effectiveness in Predicting Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is undertaken to examine the effectiveness of a newly constructed psychometric instrument to assess Academic Life Satisfaction along with the components of Emotional Intelligence. The Academic Life Satisfaction Scale is used to predict the scholastic achievement as an index of Academic success. The investigators found that Academic Life…

Kumar, P.K. Sudheesh; P., Dileep

2006-01-01

233

Academic Success in Rural America: Family Background and Community Integration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the academic success of children from farm and non-farm families in the rural midwest United States, with a focus on community integration as an important factor for academic achievement. Found that children from farm families showed the highest levels of academic performance, owing largely to the high levels of parental involvement and…

Russell, Stephen; Elder, Glen H., Jr.

1997-01-01

234

2011-2012 Annual Report Academic Success Center  

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of Undergraduate Studies. These have included the Freshman Academic Progress Program (early alert), Summer Reading instruction to provide academic support to help Clemson students stay in school and retain scholarships staff has been added to provide leadership for the expanding programs and increasing student usage

Duchowski, Andrew T.

235

Classroom Emotional Climate, Student Engagement, and Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The emotional connections students foster in their classrooms are likely to impact their success in school. Using a multimethod, multilevel approach, this study examined the link between classroom emotional climate and academic achievement, including the role of student engagement as a mediator. Data were collected from 63 fifth- and sixth-grade…

Reyes, Maria R.; Brackett, Marc A.; Rivers, Susan E.; White, Mark; Salovey, Peter

2012-01-01

236

The Role of Emotion Regulation in Children's Early Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the role of emotion regulation in children's early academic success using a sample of 325 kindergarteners. A mediational analysis addressed the potential mechanisms through which emotion regulation relates to children's early academic success. Results indicated that emotion regulation was positively associated with teacher…

Graziano, Paulo A.; Reavis, Rachael D.; Keane, Susan P.; Calkins, Susan D.

2007-01-01

237

Midsemester Academic Interventions in a Student-Centered Research University  

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In this descriptive study, the use of a midsemester Success Workshop is evaluated within the context of the persistence and motivation of students placed on academic probation in a state university between 2005 and 2010. Elements of the Success Workshop are described. The self-assessments, workshop evaluation results, and other institutional data…

Boretz, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

238

The Negative Commandments: Ten Ways Community Colleges Hinder Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper relies on data collected through the TRUCCS (Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students) Project, a 3-year, longitudinal and comprehensive study of the goals, success, and academic patterns of 5,000 community college students in urban Los Angeles, California. Researchers collected qualitative data on issues relating to…

Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Perrakis, Athena I.; Maxwell, William

239

Referral to the Academic Advancement Center TRIO/Student Support Services Program  

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opportunities in order to promote academic success 2. To enhance student retention 3. To increase graduationReferral to the Academic Advancement Center TRIO/Student Support Services Program Please cut and give the portion below and give to the student. The TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS

240

Academic Advising as Perceived by Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Business students' perceptions concerning several academic advising resources are presented. Using a Likert scale, students evaluated resources such as their academic advisor, course instructors, staffs, friends, and parents as well as the university catalog and the Foundations of Business Administration (FBA) course. Selected demographic…

Hsu, Margaretha; Bailey, April E.

2007-01-01

241

Academic Motivation and the Student Athlete.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the achievement motivation of 361 university student athletes. The relationship of motivational orientation to academic performance and identification was investigated based on self-worth theory. Fear of failure plays an important role in academic motivation in both nonrevenue and revenue student athletes. (Author/GCP)

Simons, Herbert D.; Van Rheenen, Derek; Covington, Martin V.

1999-01-01

242

Manchester Metropolitan University Student and Academic Services  

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Manchester Metropolitan University Student and Academic Services Recruitment and Admissions Recruitment and Admissions Policy Approved by Academic Board Date: March 2011 Scope of Policy This policy students with the ability, potential and motivation to benefit from the programmes of study which

243

Student Success University Police Department  

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Student Success University Police Department To: J. Frank Wiley, Chief of Police From: Aran C. Mull in University Police arrest practices. Summary: The University Police Department (UPD) arrests Black persons strongly argues against bias on the part of University Police officers. However, 28% of UPD arrestees have

Kidd, William S. F.

244

Understanding Student Perceptions and Motivation towards Academic Blogs: An Exploratory Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The success of academic blogs depends on the participation and engagement of students. Taking an exploratory approach, this study aims to develop a better understanding of the perceptions of student teachers towards academic blogging, and the factors that motivate them to write academic blogs voluntarily. Drawing on data gathered from…

Deng, Liping; Yuen, Allan H. K.

2012-01-01

245

Latino Adolescents' Academic Success: The Role of Discrimination, Academic Motivation, and Gender  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guided by the academic resilience perspective, the current longitudinal study examined whether academic motivation mediated the relation between Latino adolescents' (N = 221) experiences with discrimination and their academic success. The potential moderating role of gender was also examined. Using multiple group analysis in structural equation…

Alfaro, Edna C.; Umana-Taylor, Adriana J.; Gonzales-Backen, Melinda A.; Bamaca, Mayra Y.; Zeiders, Katharine H.

2009-01-01

246

Coupons for Success: A Marketing Incentive in Academic Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How does a Coupon Incentive Program motivate students to seek academic support in high-risk courses? Results from this study demonstrated that the Coupon Incentive Program was effective in motivating voluntary student attendance and improving student outcomes. Recommendations related to implementation of the Coupon Incentive Program are discussed.…

Potacco, Donna R.; Chen, Peter; Desroches, Danielle; Chisholm, Daniel R.; De Young, Sandra

2013-01-01

247

Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children.  

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The goal of this book is to examine the relationship between parental family structure, especially parental divorce and/or remarriage, and the academic achievement of children. Much has been written about the need to raise the academic achievement of students from minority backgrounds. However, minority is often defined in terms of skin color and…

Jeynes, William

248

Pharmacy Students' Interpretation of Academic Integrity  

PubMed Central

Objective. To explore pharmacy students’ recognition and interpretation of situations constituting breaches of academic integrity. Methods. A survey instrument comprising 10 hypothetical student(s) scenarios was completed by 852 students in the bachelor of pharmacy program at an Australian university. The scenarios were relevant to current modes of assessment and presented degrees of ambiguity around academic integrity. Results. Identification of the hypothetical student(s) at fault, particularly in the deliberately ambiguous scenarios, was not related to the respondents’ year of study or sex. Students with fewer years of postsecondary education were more definitive in their interpretation of contentious cases. Respondents from all 4 years of study reported witnessing many of these behaviors among their peers. Conclusion. This study provided novel insight into the ambiguity surrounding academic integrity and students’ perceptions relating to the deliberate or inadvertent involvement of other parties. PMID:25147391

Jiang, Hai; McKauge, Leigh

2014-01-01

249

Academic Freedom and Indentured Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of academic freedom usually focuses on faculty, and it usually refers to speech. That is the gist of the 1915 "General Report of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure," appearing in the inaugural AAUP "Bulletin" as a kind of mission statement. Given the conditions of the American system of higher education--decentralized…

Williams, Jeffrey J.

2012-01-01

250

Academic Motivation: Strategies for Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A child with positive academic motivation has a desire to learn, likes learning-related activities, and believes that school is important. Positive academic motivation not only helps a child succeed in school, but also helps the child to see that learning is rewarding and important in all aspects of life— school, work, and community. DEVELOPING ACADEMIC MOTIVATION Natural motivation. Children are

MICHAEL B. BROWN

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division of student affairs and academic support division of student affairs and academic support  

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and Academic Support is at the heart of the USC undergraduate student experience, embracing the ways students that promotes sexual health and safe relationships; and as a tutor for student-athletes and for Upward Bound

Almor, Amit

252

An Evaluative Study of the Academic Achievement of Homeschooled Students versus Traditionally Schooled Students Attending a Catholic University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research study was designed to provide a formal evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students compared to traditionally schooled students attending a Catholic university located in South Florida. In addition, this study offers empirical data for all those interested in the academic success of homeschooled students in higher…

Snyder, Marc

2013-01-01

253

Does private tutoring increase students' academic performance? Evidence from Turkey  

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This paper investigates the effectiveness of private tutoring in Turkey. The authors introduce their study by providing some background information on the two major national examinations and three different kinds of tutoring. They then describe how they aimed to analyse whether attending private tutoring centres (PTCs) enhances Turkish students' academic performance. By way of multiple linear regression analysis, their study sought to evaluate whether the impact of private tutoring varies in different subject areas, taking into account several student-related characteristics such as family and academic backgrounds as well as interest in and perception of academic success. In terms of subject areas, the results indicate that while private tutoring does have a positive impact on academic performance in mathematics and Turkish language, this is not the case in natural sciences. However, as evidenced by the effect sizes, these impacts are rather small compared to the impacts of other variables such as interest in and perception of academic success, high school graduation fields of study, high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA), parental education and students' sociocultural background. While the authors point out that more research on the impact of further important variables needs to be done, their view is that school seems to be an important factor for determining students' academic performance.

Berbero?lu, Giray; Tansel, Aysit

2014-08-01

254

Student Success Factors: Identifying Key Predictors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors' main aim in this study was to identify key predictors of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students' academic performance. The authors measured performance by the students' cumulative grade point average achieved, using data from the Students Information Systems and Application database. The authors found that a student's…

Sulaiman, Ainin; Mohezar, Suhana

2006-01-01

255

Academic Dishonesty: Are Business Students Different from Other College Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors investigated academic dishonesty and how business students stand on the issue as compared with other college students. They found in their study that nonbusiness students are more likely to cheat than are business students. In general, students who are members of Greek social organizations, undergraduates, male, and…

Iyer, Rajesh; Eastman, Jacqueline K.

2006-01-01

256

Studentsacademic motivation: relations with parental warmth, autonomy granting, and supervision  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this investigation we assessed the relationships between perceptions of parenting and student’s academic motivation and success. College students completed a series of questionnaires assessing perceptions of parental warmth, autonomy granting, and supervision, and perceptions of academic control. Findings revealed different models for males and females. For females, perception of control was predicted by parental warmth and supervision. For males,

Elizabeth Fulton; Lisa A. Turner

2008-01-01

257

The Effects of Labeling and Social Desirability on Perceived Success of a Learning Disabled Student  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined the effects of specific learning disability labels and participant social desirability scores on peer judgments of a target person's social and academic success. Participants were given a description of a fictitious high school student who was labeled as either dyslexic, ADHD, or needing glasses. Participants then made judgments of the student's social and academic success and completed

Faith G. Hunt

2006-01-01

258

Socialization of Doctoral Students to Academic Norms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the framework for graduate and professional student socialization developed by Weidman, Twale, and Stein (2001), this study addresses socialization of doctoral students to the academic norms of research and scholarship. Data are presented about the perceptions doctoral students in a social science discipline (sociology) and in educational foundations at a major research university have of the scholarly and collegial

John C. Weidman; Elizabeth L. Stein

2003-01-01

259

Exploring Academic Outcomes of Homeschooled Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This exploratory study examines the academic outcomes of homeschooled students who enter a medium size doctoral institution located in the Midwest. Descriptive analysis reveals homeschool students possess higher ACT scores, grade point averages (GPAs) and graduation rates when compared to traditionally-educated students. In addition, multiple…

Cogan, Michael F.

2010-01-01

260

The Academic Support Center Environment: An Assessment of Student Use at the Student Academic Assistance Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assessed the services provided at a Student Academic Assis- tance Center (SAAC) at a large, public, Research I university in the Midwest. Students who used the SAAC responded to a survey that measured motivation for using the SAAC, the academic support services offered, preferred educational environments and satisfaction with the SAAC. Results showed that students used the SAAC

Abigail M. Hunt; Christine E. Jones; Amanda G. Slusher; Steven P. Weiand

261

ACADEMIC ESSENTIALS FOR TAUGHT STUDENTS IN  

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Essentials Taught Students Subfusc (Academic dress) Subfusc comes from the Latin for "of a dark/dusky colour", and refers to the clothes worn with full academic dress in Oxford. For men: Dark suit, black socks and shoes hour). Significant of self-driven background reading, essay writing, & problem solving. WebLearn hub

Oxford, University of

262

Academic Standards and the Student-Athlete.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Grade regulations/academic standards for new college athletes are discussed by the president of Tennessee State University, based on the objectives of Proposition 48, which was adopted in 1982 by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The proposition applies to Division 1 schools and would require that academically high-risk students

Humphries, Frederick S.

263

Preparing for SuccessPreparing for Success High School Students  

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Preparing for SuccessPreparing for Success High School Students College of Science College than better prepared students. · Consider attending Community College first to b f STEM jbetter is different than high schoolCollege is different than high school · Students need to be prepared to work hard

Su, Xiao

264

Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584  

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your thesis. What makes a good , bookreviews are a very good genre for students to use to hone their analytic abilities. The purpose areas? Is anything left out? What kinds of assumptions does the author make in presenting the material

Northern British Columbia, University of

265

Predictors of Academic Success for Male Student-Athletes: A Comparison of Traditional Measures, Noncognitive Variables, and Type of Sport Participation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using data from the 1986-1990 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) dataset, this study examined the effect of college male athletic participation in the sports of football or basketball as compared to participation in other "minor" sports on academic performance as measured by grade point average. Results indicate that the type of…

Garrett, Mark D.

266

CHANCELLOR'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS and ACADEMIC REFERENCE FORM  

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hi CHANCELLOR'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS and ACADEMIC REFERENCE FORM 2012 complete and submit a Chancellor's Club Academic Reference form". 2. Complete the Extra'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP 2012 ACADEMIC REFERENCE FORM Note to Referee: Student must be a Canadian citizen

Habib, Ayman

267

An Examination of Academic Advising Style Preference in Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As universities put increasing pressure on student retention and success, academic advising has become an increasingly visible and important part of the university. One of the first examinations of advising contrasted two major styles: prescriptive and developmental (Crookston, 1972). Prescriptive styles are based on the expertise of the advisor.…

Yarbrough, Elizabeth Kendrick

2010-01-01

268

Impediments to Academic Performance of Bisexual College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To investigate health-related impediments to academic success for bisexual college students. Participants: Respondents to the Fall 2011 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II) survey who self-identified as bisexual, heterosexual, gay, or lesbian. Methods: Secondary analyses of the…

Klein, Nicole Aydt; Dudley, Michael G.

2014-01-01

269

Academic Expectations at CSUF Sandra Rhoten, Associate Dean of Students, Judicial Affairs  

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Academic Expectations at CSUF Sandra Rhoten, Associate Dean of Students, Judicial Affairs I. We expect each student who enters our university to be successful. Successful students will: learn in each Advisor, Assistant Dean and the Student Handbook, ask questions, and understand the expectations

de Lijser, Peter

270

Does Involvement Really Matter? Indicators of College Student Success and Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Theories of involvement and quality of effort posit that student engagement in academic activities is critical to success. College officials invest substantial resources in activities and facilities to encourage student involvement, yet some reports find that many students study few hours per week and commit little time to academic activities. A…

Webber, Karen L.; Krylow, Rebecca Bauer; Zhang, Qin

2013-01-01

271

Morningness-eveningness preferences and academic achievement of university students.  

PubMed

The present study investigates whether the circadian preferences of students are related to their academic achievements. This study explores whether different class times affect students' achievement and examines the performance of students on final exams administered at 09:30 h for differences according to chronotype. A total of 1471 university students between 18 and 25 yrs of age responded to a morningness-eveningness questionnaire (MEQ), and data on their cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) were also collected from their transcripts. Some of the students in the sample attended classes during the first teaching period, which started at 08:00 h and ended at 14:50 h, and the remaining students followed the second schedule, which started at 15:00 h and ended at 21:50 h. MEQ scores were found to differ by sex. MEQ scores partially predicted academic success and that students' academic achievements differed according to the time of the teaching period. Moreover, final exam (administered at 09:30 h) scores differed with respect to their circadian preferences; students with a morning preference achieved higher scores than either those with an evening or intermediate preference. Both teaching and test start times thus impact academic performance. PMID:21231873

Be?oluk, Senol; Onder, Ismail; Deveci, Isa

2011-03-01

272

Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584  

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of distractions? You can start by turning your cell phone off. 2. Consider your schedule. Are you trying to do too on reserve in the library or online notes. Can you swap notes #12;ASC 06/2013 with another student

Northern British Columbia, University of

273

Predicting early academic success: HESI Admissions Assessment Exam.  

PubMed

Student retention is a major challenge for undergraduate nursing programs, with the highest attrition occurring in the first year of the nursing curriculum. Admission criteria have been studied extensively but usually as related to end-of-program outcomes such as National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses success. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between HESI Admission Assessment (A(2)) scores and academic performance in the 2 first-semester nursing courses of an associate degree program, Nursing-1 and Nursing-2. Findings indicated that the composite A(2) scores were strongly correlated with both Nursing-1 and Nursing-2 final course grades. Of the scores on the 4 component A(2) exams completed by the sample students (basic math skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary/general knowledge, and grammar), vocabulary/general knowledge scores had the strongest relationship to final course grades in both nursing courses. The authors concluded that A(2) scores facilitated evidence-based admission decisions. PMID:23566503

Knauss, Parry J; Willson, Pamela

2013-01-01

274

The Effectiveness of an Undecided Decision-Making, Goal-Setting Workshop on the Academic Success of College Students Who Have Not Declared a Major  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of an Undecided Decision-Making, Goal-Setting Workshop through an examination of changes in grade point averages (GPAs) among participating community college students. The method: To investigate this problem, 98 EOPS undecided students were asked to attend an Undecided…

Mushegyan, Anaid

2010-01-01

275

Sessional Academic Success: A Distributed Framework for Academic Support and Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With approximately half of Australian university teaching now performed by Sessional Academics, there has been growing recognition of the contribution they make to student learning. At the same time, sector-wide research and institutional audits continue to raise concerns about academic development, quality assurance, recognition and belonging…

Hamilton, Jillian; Fox, Michelle; McEwan, Mitchell

2013-01-01

276

College Choices of Academically Talented Secondary Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decision-making process of academically talented students when making the transition to college is complex. This study investigates the factors that contribute to the selectivity of the colleges by Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate students for application. A multilevel model was created to find which college-level and student-level variables were associated with college selectivity. This study found that students selected

Hope E. Wilson; Jill L. Adelson

2012-01-01

277

Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Community College Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many of the democratizing opportunities provided by community colleges are diminished in the eyes of policy makers by inadequate rates of success. In particular, large proportions of students who enter community colleges do not persist for longer than a semester, complete a program, or attain a credential. This review critically examines academic

Goldrick-Rab, Sara

2010-01-01

278

Relationship Between Athletic and Academic Success: A Pilot Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to reveal that a competitive sports culture exists in the United States, and due to this sports culture and competitive disposition, student athletes are more motivated in academic endeavers.\\u000aPrevious research describes sports cultures; however, the current study investigated the factors impacting academic motivation and sport motivation. Furthermore, the interrelationship of these two factors was assessed. A

Danielle Tower

2008-01-01

279

Constitution Carleton Academic Student Government  

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an academic environment free of prejudice, exploitation, or abuse on the basis of, but not limited to, sex, race, language, religion, age, national or social status, political affiliation or beliefs, sexual

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Learning Style, Academic Belief Systems, Self-report Student Proficiency and Academic Achievement in Higher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both learning style and academic belief systems have been identified as significant factors contributing to academic achievement. This paper evaluates the efficacy of teaching and learning in higher education by investigating the relationship between students assessment of their own academic proficiency (in this case Research Methods Proficiency [RMP]), learning style, academic locus of control, academic self-efficacy and academic achievement. First

Simon Cassidy; Peter Eachus

2000-01-01

281

Physical therapist assistant selection and academic success.  

PubMed

Assessment of a standardized test as one criterion for student admission to a physical therapist assistant program is made. Comparisons are made of ACT scores between the physical therapist assistant and associate degree nurse, and the physical therapist assistant and the practical nurse. A correlation matrix was used to analyze data with differences among the three groups determined by t test computation. This sample supports a positive correlation of ACT test scores with graduation grade point average. The means show no significant difference between the two associate degree programs and a significant difference between the associate degree programs and the practical nurse program. PMID:1135261

Aldag, J C; Martin, M F

1975-07-01

282

A Successful Academic Collaborative to Increase Nurse Faculty in New Jersey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article is to describe a successful academic collaboration of four New Jersey state colleges and universities. The aim of the collaborative is to prepare and graduate students in a dual role as advanced clinical\\/practice nurses and nurse faculty within an innovative master of nursing educational program. This effort was funded by a four-year grant from the

Kem Louie; Minnie Campbell; Claire P. Donaghy; Leslie Rice; Michelle Sabatini

283

Relationship between Achievement Goals, Meta-Cognition and Academic Success in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research was the replication of the study done by Coutinho (2006) and it aimed at finding the relationship between achievement goals, meta-cognition and academic success. Achievement goals were further divided into two types: mastery and performance. The participants were 119 students enrolled in M. A. Education, Department of Education at the…

Sarwar, Muhammad; Yousuf, Muhammad Imran; Hussain, Shafqat; Noreen, Shumaila

2009-01-01

284

Academic Achievement and Emotional Intelligence: Predicting the Successful Transition from High School to University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the impact of emotional intelligence (EI) on the successful transition from high school to university. The short form of the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) was completed by 1,426 first-year students attending four different universities within the first week of classes (September). At the end of the academic year (May),…

Parker, James D. A.; Duffy, Jon M.; Wood, Laura M.; Bond, Barbara J.; Hogan, Marjorie J.

2005-01-01

285

Punishing Students for Non-Academic Misconduct.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the growing practice of colleges and universities incorporating non-academic misconduct within the scope of student conduct codes. Discusses relevant cases, standards applied by courts when students challenged sanctions, and "in loco parentis" justification for sanctions. Concludes that such policies must be clearly tied to the safety of…

Friedl, John

2000-01-01

286

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES  

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES TIER 1 UNIT ASSESSMENT BOARD TERMS. To confirm that moderation processes have been employed in the setting and marking of assessment. c. To approve unit assessment results for all students enrolled and registered for units belonging to the Board

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Psychological Characteristics of the Academically Underprepared Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data on the cognitive and emotional functioning of selected students were gathered to develop a research description of them from which the potential academic and vocational levels of attainment of similar students could be estimated. The experimental group was made up of 57 males and females of various racial backgrounds, who scored at or below…

Losak, John; And Others

288

Student Attitudes on Academic Integrity Violations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Cheating is a continual dilemma on university campuses, and academic integrity violations have reached epidemic proportions according to current literature. The rapid growth of computer technologies and their application in education has provided unethical students, and otherwise ethical students, with new tools for their cheating activities.…

Baker, Russell K.; Berry, Priscilla; Thornton, Barry

2008-01-01

289

Academic Dishonesty and Perceptions of Pakistani Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Academic dishonesty has been a matter of great concern in higher education for last few decades. The dishonest behavior of students at graduate and undergraduate level has become a severe issue for education and business sectors, especially when the students exercise same dishonest practices at their jobs. The present research aims to…

Nazir, Mian Sajid; Aslam, Muhammad Shakeel

2010-01-01

290

ACADEMIC PLANNING GUIDE FOR NEW STUDENTS  

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for Student Advising (CSA) will help you set and reach your personal and academic goals. You will be assigned of your time here. Setting objectives, monitoring progress, and preparing for your fu- ture are central of your life will undoubtedly be a time of profound personal and intellectual growth. Student Affairs

Hone, James

291

22 CFR 41.61 - Students-academic and nonacademic.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-04-01 false Students-academic and nonacademic...NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Students and Exchange Visitors § 41.61 Students—academic and nonacademic...refers to an established college, university,...

2011-04-01

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22 CFR 41.61 - Students-academic and nonacademic.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-04-01 false Students-academic and nonacademic...NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Students and Exchange Visitors § 41.61 Students—academic and nonacademic...refers to an established college, university,...

2012-04-01

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22 CFR 41.61 - Students-academic and nonacademic.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-04-01 false Students-academic and nonacademic...NATIONALITY ACT, AS AMENDED Students and Exchange Visitors § 41.61 Students—academic and nonacademic...refers to an established college, university,...

2013-04-01

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ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES  

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-Income Student Only Student with a Disability - Low-Income *Student with a Disability - High Income *(Number Of Disability - (Applicant with a disability only) The above documents should be returned to: Student Support", are you a permanent resident of the U.S.? Yes ____ No____ Do you have a physical or learning disability

295

The Role of Motivation, Parental Support, and Peer Support in the Academic Success of Ethnic Minority First-Generation College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The role of personal motivational characteristics and environmental social supports in college outcomes was examined in a longitudinal study of 100 ethnic minority first-generation college students. Personal/career-related motivation to attend college in the fall was a positive predictor and lack of peer support was a negative predictor of college…

Dennis, Jessica M.; Phinney, Jean S.; Chuateco, Lizette Ivy

2005-01-01

296

A Model for Accelerating Academic Success of Community College Remedial English Students: Is the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Effective and Affordable? CCRC Working Paper No. 21  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the findings from a quantitative analysis of the Community College of Baltimore County's Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). Under ALP, students placed into upper-level developmental writing are "mainstreamed" into English 101 classes and simultaneously enrolled in a companion ALP course (taught by the same instructor) that…

Jenkins, Davis; Speroni, Cecilia; Belfield, Clive; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Edgecombe, Nikki

2010-01-01

297

The Role of Personality and Motivation in Predicting Early College Academic Success in Non-Traditional Students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Non-cognitive factors represent a chance to learn more about how to help students succeed in early college experiences. This study examined personality and motivation as predictors of first-quarter GPA in a sample of 315 non-traditional undergraduates at a Hispanic-serving institution. Our results provide support for the importance of high levels…

Kaufman, James C.; Agars, Mark D.; Lopez-Wagner, Muriel C.

2008-01-01

298

Examining Financial Literacy among Transfer and Nontransfer Students: Predicting Financial Well-Being and Academic Success at a Four-Year University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study analyzes the data collected through the Financial Literacy project conducted in the fall semester of 2010 at a land grant research university in the Midwest. A survey instrument, which includes 43 items that measure constructs such as parental influence, financial knowledge and behaviors, and working experience of students while…

Starobin, Soko S.; Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina; Chen, Yu

2013-01-01

299

Being Smart is not Enough: the role of psychlogical factors in study success of ethnic minority and ethnic majority students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past decade(s), many studies have been conducted on the differences in study success between ethnic minority students and ethnic majority students to identify explanations for the less successful academic careers of ethnic minority students. This dissertation aimed to explain the differences in study success between ethnic majority students and ethnic minority students from the perspective of psychosocial and

M. Meeuwisse

2012-01-01

300

Predicting NCLEX-RN success in a diverse student population.  

PubMed

Many schools of nursing have implemented standardized testing using platforms such as those developed by Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to better prepare students for success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses® (NCLEX-RN). This study extends and replicates the research on standardized testing to predict first-time pass success in a diverse student population and across two prelicensure program types. The final sample consisted of 589 students who graduated between 2003 and 2009. Demographic data, as well as academic performance and scores on the ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor, were analyzed. The findings in this study indicate that scores on the ATI RN Comprehensive Predictor were positively, significantly associated with first-time pass success. Students in jeopardy of failing the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt can be identified prior to graduation and remediation efforts can be strengthened to improve their success. PMID:21366169

Alameida, Marshall D; Prive, Alice; Davis, Harvey C; Landry, Lynette; Renwanz-Boyle, Andrea; Dunham, Michelle

2011-05-01

301

Keeping Students on Course: An Impact Study of a Student Success Course at Guilford Technical Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving the success of academically underprepared students who are in need of developmental (or remedial) education is a key challenge facing community colleges today. Many of these students enter college with little awareness of these institutions' expectations or a clear model for how to make effective decisions about their academic careers.…

Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Cullinan, Dan; Welbeck, Rashida

2012-01-01

302

Keeping Students on Course: An Impact Study of a Student Success Course at Guilford Technical Community College. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving the success of academically underprepared students who are in need of developmental (or remedial) education is a key challenge facing community colleges today. Many of these students enter college with little awareness of these institutions' expectations or a clear model for how to make effective decisions about their academic careers.…

Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Cullinan, Dan; Welbeck, Rashida

2012-01-01

303

for Student Success a collaborative action plan  

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Partnering for Student Success a collaborative action plan for student retention 2009 that serve as barriers or challenges to student retention. Integrating the Early College Curriculum ACTION and staff on student retention issues, including how to identify a student in trouble and how to make

Vonessen, Nikolaus

304

The influence of weak parental and peer attachment on academic achievement among late adolescent college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examined the influence of weak parental and peer attachment on academic achievement among late adolescent college students. In previous research, weak attachment to parents and\\/or peers had been found to have an adverse influence on the academic success of college students. This study also examined the potential moderating influence of several cognitive and non-cognitive psychosocial variables that

Michael Erik Fass

1998-01-01

305

How Non-Academic Supports Work: Four Mechanisms for Improving Student Outcomes. CCRC Brief. Number 54  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College success requires more than the ability to master college-level academic skills. Students must learn to navigate an unfamiliar campus, satisfy bureaucratic requirements, meet new expectations (Shields, 2002), and engage in new types of interpersonal relationships (Dickie & Farrell, 1991). Academically vulnerable students--those who are most…

Karp, Melinda Mechur

2011-01-01

306

Perceived Academic Control and Failure in College students: A Three-Year Study of Scholastic Attainment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although self-initiative is recognized as instrumental to success in college, some students do not take responsibility for their academic development and fail to make the transition from high school to college. This problem is exacerbated when bright, highly skilled students drop courses or quit college entirely. Research into this paradox of failure reveals that, although high academic control benefits learning-related

Raymond P. Perry; Steven Hladkyj; Reinhard H. Pekrun; Rodney A. Clifton; Judith G. Chipperfield

2005-01-01

307

Developing Academic Self-Efficacy: Strategies to Support Gifted Elementary School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Self-efficacy is the belief in one's capacity to perform and accomplish goals. Specifically, academic self-efficacy refers to a student's perception of their ability to engage and successfully complete academic tasks. Self-efficacy affects students' behavioral choices, motivation, thought patterns and responses, perception of control, and…

Merriman, Lauren

2012-01-01

308

Are All Student Organizations Created Equal? The Differences and Implications of Student Participation in Academic versus Non-Academic Organizations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined differences between participation in academic and non-academic student organizations at a large, predominantly White, public research institution. A survey of 354 undergraduates revealed that students joined academic organizations to prepare for their futures while students joined non-academic organizations for immediate…

Holzweiss, Peggy; Rahn, Rhonda; Wickline, John

2007-01-01

309

Student Success CenterStudent Success CenterStudent Success Center Peer Educator Program  

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, and academic coaching. Just call, email, or drop in to make an appointment with one of our trained mentors, tutors, and academic coaches. Accounting 201-202, 301, 311, 421 Biology 103, 115, 116, 127, 250, 251, 291 Identification of Obstacles/Solutions Campus Involvement Learning Styles Campus Resources Major & Career

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Bodily Signs of Academic Success: An Empirical Examination of  

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Bodily Signs of Academic Success: An Empirical Examination of Tattoos and Grooming Eric Silver bodily comportment (tattoos and grooming) and the likeli- hood of going to college among a national. Results show that adolescents with tattoos and those judged as poorly groomed by Add Health interviewers

Rose, Michael R.

311

An investigation of the effects of selected factors on the success of Black college students as compared to the general population at a predominately White institution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on academic and non-academic factors that may affect the academic success of Black and Non-Black college students on a predominately White college campus. The students completed 5 assessments and a demographic questionnaire which measured various factors which may have an effect on academic success. The 126 participants were freshmen or sophomores. There were 29 Black and 97

Cheri Yevette Anderson

1998-01-01

312

Fostering Student Success in Hard Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A few years ago, in "Student Success in College (SSiC)," the authors profiled twenty colleges and universities that were unusually effective in fostering student engagement and success, defined as better-than-predicted scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and better-than-predicted graduation rates. These schools are exemplars…

Kuh, George D.; Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H.; Whitt, Elizabeth J.

2011-01-01

313

Success and Motivation among College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present research explores college students' explanations of their success and failure in challenging activities and how it relates to students' efficacy, value, and engagement. The results suggest most students hold one primary reason for success during the challenging activity, including grade/extrinsic, mastery/intrinsic,…

Schweinle, Amy; Helming, Luralyn M.

2011-01-01

314

Diamonds in the Rough: Examining a Case of Successful Black Male Student Athletes in College Sport  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ailing academic performances of Black male student athletes have been an impetus for a search of recourse by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Amid the volume of these academic underperformances, particularly in revenue-generating sports, there are Black male student athletes who achieve a level of success in the classroom that rivals…

Bimper, Albert Y., Jr.; Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Clark, Langston

2013-01-01

315

ATE Student Success Stories: Josiah's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Josiah Roberts successfully completed a two-year program at Naugatuck Valley Community College and is now transferring into a four-year mechanical engineering degree program at a local university. The ATE collaborative wheelchair project he worked on during his time at Naugatuck helped convince him that engineering was the field for him.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-11-01

316

ATE Student Success Stories: Christina's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In Texas City, Texas, Christina Smith is going back to school to study process technology at College of the Mainland. Learn more about Christina's new career path, her success in providing for her young daughter, and the role of ATE in helping her move forward.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-11-01

317

The Effect of Tutoring on Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined the effect of tutoring on student success at an open enrollment community college, controlling for gender, age, race/ethnicity, highest level of education, and reading, writing and mathematics competency. Student success was defined three ways: term grade point average (GPA), success in courses, and persistence from the fall…

Kostecki, James; Bers, Trudy

2008-01-01

318

The Effects of School Climate Change on Student Success in a Fifth and Sixth Grade School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The significance of the study was to examine intentional strategies to improve school climate relative to student school success as measured by academic achievement, attendance, and student behavior. It was important to understand how student school success was affected by factors related to school climate improvement such as leadership and change…

Harris, Kim M.

2011-01-01

319

ACADEMIC TRAINING FOR J-1 STUDENTS -5 SAMPLE ADVISOR'S LETTER FOR ACADEMIC TRAINING  

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ACADEMIC TRAINING FOR J-1 STUDENTS - 5 SAMPLE ADVISOR'S LETTER FOR ACADEMIC TRAINING must Services FROM: Name Title RE: Recommendation for Academic Training for ___________________________ DATE ____________________________ ______________________________________________________. This student has an opportunity to pursue academic training with the employer indicated below. I have discussed

Mohan, Chilukuri K.

320

Academic research and student motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports an investigation into the relationship between student perceptions of lecturer research and motivation to study at university. A 71-item, Likert-type questionnaire was completed by 100 Oxford Brookes University final year undergraduates. The pattern of correlation between variables together with the results of a factor analysis, suggests that a relationship exists between type of student motivation and attitude

Rosanna Breen; Roger Lindsay

1999-01-01

321

Community College Student Success Courses: The Student Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores student success courses from the student perspective to answer three questions: What topics do students find the most useful? What teaching methods do the students find most helpful? How can these courses be customized to better serve the students? The purpose of this study is to interview students from a number of community colleges, exploring these topics

Molly H. Duggan; Mitchell R. Williams

2010-01-01

322

Success and motivation among college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present research explores college students’ explanations of their success and failure in challenging activities and how\\u000a it relates to students’ efficacy, value, and engagement. The results suggest most students hold one primary reason for success\\u000a during the challenging activity, including grade\\/extrinsic, mastery\\/intrinsic, amotivation\\/working, social, and performance.\\u000a These task reasons for success, if assumed to be goals, were more numerous

Amy Schweinle; Luralyn M. Helming

323

Predicting Student Success via Online Homework Usage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the amount of data available through an online homework system about students' study habits, it stands to reason that such systems can be used to identify likely student outcomes. A study was conducted to see how student usage of an online chemistry homework system (OWL) correlated with student success in a general chemistry course.…

Bowman, Charles R.; Gulacar, Ozcan; King, Daniel B.

2014-01-01

324

Factors affecting bioscience studentsacademic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The examination of academic progression has become an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of educational systems.\\u000a Research concerning the relationship between student learning and how they progress in their studies, however remains scarce.\\u000a The aim of this study is two-fold: Firstly, the study aims to analyse first-year bioscience students’ perceptions of their\\u000a teaching–learning environment and their approaches to learning

Henna Rytkönen; Anna Parpala; Sari Lindblom-Ylänne; Viivi Virtanen; Liisa Postareff

325

Factors Affecting Bioscience Students' Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The examination of academic progression has become an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of educational systems. Research concerning the relationship between student learning and how they progress in their studies, however remains scarce. The aim of this study is two-fold: Firstly, the study aims to analyse first-year bioscience…

Rytkonen, Henna; Parpala, Anna; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Virtanen, Viivi; Postareff, Liisa

2012-01-01

326

Graduate Student 2012--13 Academic Year  

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Parking and Transportation Options 20 Campus and U.S. Mail 20 Mailboxes 20 Use of the Student Services Questions, Problems: Who to Ask 1 Important Websites 1 CEOAS Information 2 Arrival Checklist 3 Academics 4-and State-Owned Vehicles 19 College/Campus Facilities 20 CEOAS Research Publishing and Outreach 20 On-Campus

Kurapov, Alexander

327

Perceptions of EFL Students toward Academic Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, data were collected using a modified version of Mokhtari and Sheorey's (2002) Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS). Results suggest that Turkish EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students at the graduate level, while engaged in academic reading, are aware of almost all effective reading strategies, though each one is not used…

Akarsu, Oktay; Harputlu, Leyla

2014-01-01

328

STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES  

E-print Network

STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES LINGUISTICS--LANGUAGE STUDIES MAJOR--12 COURSES Language Studies majors take 6 Linguistics classes (5 required, one elective), 2 Literature (Linguistics required) LING105 ­ Spanish Mor phosyntax I (Linguistics elective) LTSP174 ­ Topics in Cul

329

Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This brief paper summarizes the literature on academic accommodations for students with psychiatric disabilities. A definition of psychiatric disability precedes a brief summary of the following specific psychiatric diagnoses: depression, bipolar affective disorder; borderline personality disorder; schizophrenia; and anxiety disorders. Also noted…

Souma, Alfred; Rickerson, Nancy; Burgstahler, Sheryl

330

STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES  

E-print Network

STUDY ABROAD IN LINGUISTICS STUDENT ACADEMIC PROFILES GENERAL LINGUISTICS MAJOR--12 COURSES General Linguistics majors take 12 Linguistics classes (6 required, 6 electives), Profile of a General Linguistics to the Study of Language (Linguistics required) LING175 ­ General Phonetics (Linguistics required

331

The New Academic Library and Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic library in the 21st Century must find innovative ways to remain central to the mission of the institution that it represents, and the people that it serves. Some of those ways involve what traditionally has been the province of student services. After hours events with music and art, poetry slams, and electronic gaming are a few of…

Morris, Jim

2007-01-01

332

Supportive Practices among Low-Income Parents of Academically Successful Elementary Students in Even Start Programs = Practicas Efectivas que Apoyan el Exito Academico en Ninos Hispanos a Traves de la Participacion de sus Padres.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study (reported in separate English and Spanish versions) used a qualitative approach to identify the supportive parental behaviors of academically successful children from low income families in Even Start programs, from the parents', teachers', and children's perspectives. The sample contained 12 low income parents who had one or more…

Ebener, Richard; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Irby, Beverly J.

333

STUDENT SUCCESS at PURDUE Student Success at Purdue  

E-print Network

of new student orientation programs, including the week-long Boiler Gold Rush program, Summer Transition the week-long Boiler Gold Rush program, Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR), Welcome

Fernández-Juricic, Esteban

334

Student Academic Development through Prescribed Undergraduate Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this paper a methodology for enhancing the academic development of sophomore-level engineering and engineering technology students using undergraduate projects is outlined and discussed. The specific sample project presented in the paper involves the development of MATLAB script files and LabVIEW Virtual Instruments (VIs) for solving several Engineering Mechanics problems. The development of the solution for these problems involves the utilization of a number of valuable programming tools and powerful techniques. The selected students will be guided to write a proposal to seek funding for the project through the College Office of Undergraduate Research (COUR) at the authors institution. The requested funds will be used to financially support the students during the summer. At the conclusion of the project the students are required to document their work in a concise and well written report in a publishable format. The students are also expected to present their project orally in an annual COUR Symposium held on campus, as well as in other off-campus venues. The selected project benefits each involved student in a variety of ways. A discussion will be incorporated in the paper to clearly establish the contribution of each component of the project in terms of the academic development of students and the overall value of the project. Included in the paper will also be examples of MATLAB script files and LabVIEW Virtual Instruments the students have to develop in this project. These examples clearly establish the utility and purpose of the proposed activity.

Navaee, Shahnam

2011-06-13

335

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development  

E-print Network

Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development Search (March 2014) #12;Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development Position Description The Chancellor invites applications and nominations for the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Development. The Vice Chancellor

Amin, S. Massoud

336

Interdisciplinary studies students' academic and social engagement a quantitative study.  

E-print Network

??This study explored interdisciplinary studies students' academic and social engagement. As the review of literature demonstrated, student engagement and satisfaction are important to retention and… (more)

Simmons, Jessica

2011-01-01

337

Instructing Students in Academic Integrity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Plagiarism is a great temptation to students in this digital age, in areas ranging from the purchase of term papers on the internet to improper citing of sources in reports to the inappropriate use of clickers in the classroom. The authors have explored a

Federici, Elizabeth; Buehler, Marianne A.; Craig, Paul A.

2010-11-01

338

REGULATIONS ON STUDENT ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT  

E-print Network

Endorsement on Student Record XIII Reports XIV Delivery of Documents ATTACHMENT: Informal Resolution and productive living, working and learning environment characterized by an atmosphere of peace, civility and to test and challenge ideas, provided they do so within the law and in a peaceful and non

Saskatchewan, University of

339

ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES  

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· Phone: 757/683-3582 · Fax: 757/683-5758 I D E A FUSION Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity/university if this is the applicant's first semester at Old Dominion University. If you have any problems securing the above information, please feel free to contact us. #12;OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

340

College Affordability and Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College--whether with a vocational or liberal-arts bent--gives students an opportunity to test areas of interest, to follow their passions, or perhaps to find passions that they didn't know they had. The question for the nation is how to provide college "opportunity" more broadly. That means a system that makes it possible for students--rich or…

Shireman, Robert

2009-01-01

341

Helping "Struggling" Students Achieve Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is growing concern in the United States about the education of the students regarded as least likely to succeed in school. Indeed, a major thrust of U.S. President Bush's No Child Left Behind legislation is designed to meet the educational needs of those students who traditionally have struggled the most in school. Variously labeled as…

Johannessen, Larry R.

2004-01-01

342

Student Collaborative Networks and Academic Performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undergraduate physics students commonly collaborate with one another on homework assignments, especially in more challenging courses. However, there currently exists a dearth of empirical research directly comparing the structure of students' collaborative networks to their academic performances in lower and upper division physics courses. We investigate such networks and associated performances through a mandated collaboration reporting system in two sophomore level and three junior level physics courses during the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. We employ social network analysis to quantify the structure and time evolution of networks involving approximately 140 students. Analysis includes analytical and numerical assignments in addition to homework and exam scores. Preliminary results are discussed.

Schmidt, David; Bridgeman, Ariel; Kohl, Patrick

2013-04-01

343

Family influences and academic success: the perceptions of individuals using AAC.  

PubMed

Positive family influences have a significant impact on addressing school barriers to academic success for students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Due to inequities and attitudes toward people with complex communication needs, positive family influences may be critical in the academic success of students using AAC. This study asked the following question of eight United States high school graduates who have used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): How do family influences positively affect the ability of students who use AAC to succeed in the secondary academic environment? Five themes emerged from the qualitative analysis of participants' narratives: (a) the impact of the family in seeking appropriate education, (b) homework as a challenge that was made easier through the involvement of the family, (c) the role of the family in communicating the importance of education, (d) mothers as driving forces of support, and (e) family encouragement for self-determination. This research allows families and schools to recognize the needs of students and to take action to meet them. It identifies the needs of families and schools in establishing relationships with each other, in terms of supporting requirements for accommodation, learning, motivation, and self-determination of students with complex commmunication needs. PMID:22670728

Rackensperger, Tracy

2012-06-01

344

Nontraditional Student Engagement: Increasing Adult Student Success and Retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, more than any other time in history, student demographics of college and university students in the United States are experiencing rapid and profound changes. Along with these increases in nontraditional student enrollment comes an increasing percentage of working nontraditional college students with a multitude of commitments that serve to create barriers to educational success that traditional student learners do

Linda G. Wyatt

2011-01-01

345

ATE Student Success Stories: Kristen's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Kristin Edwards thought she wanted to be a math education major until a computer science class changed the course of her career. After more coursework, and an ATE sponsored internship with a local business, she's discovered a new passion and a new path.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-11-01

346

ATE Student Success Stories: Matthew's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Matthew Davis thought he knew what he wanted to do after high school, but decided to expand his career options after a year of working as a residential electrician. Discover his new educational focus, learn about underwater autonomous vehicles, and see how ATE helped Mathew secure a career more suited to his interests.With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and employers to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities. Another goal is articulation between two-year and four-year programs for K-12 prospective teachers that focus on technological education. The program also invites proposals focusing on research to advance the knowledge base related to technician education.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-11-01

347

Profiles for Success with Troubled Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a study that used profiles of behavior-disordered students as a means of identifying common themes underlying successful intervention. Describes observations made while conducting a study of programs for students with behavior disorders in New England, and presents a list of successful strategies. (JPS)

Dickson, Richard L.

1996-01-01

348

Academic Year 2014/15 Student ID number: _________________________________________  

E-print Network

and Retention Team to discuss student support available as well as an entitlement to continued and ongoingAcademic Year 2014/15 Student ID number: _________________________________________ Student name: _______________________________________ Student Signature: __________________________________________ This is to confirm that I (Union

Crawford, Ian

349

A Predictive Model for MSSW Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study tested a hypothetical model for predicting both graduate GPA and graduation of University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) students entering the program during the 2001-2005 school years. The preexisting characteristics of demographics, academic preparedness and culture shock along with…

Napier, Angela Michele

2011-01-01

350

Successful University Students with Learning Disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

A pronounced difference between seeming ability and actual accomplishment suggests a learning disability (LD), which can have extensive academic and nonacademic negative effects, but the concept of LDs is rife with controversy. This study investigated eight university students' perceptions of how their learning disabilities have affected them. They emphasized the desirability of early diagnosis and of having general education teachers

Julia A. Nielsen

2001-01-01

351

Adolescents' Fear of Social Consequences of Academic Success as a Function of Age and Sex.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Fear of Success Consequence Scale was used to assess early and mid-adolescents' fears of potential social consequences of academic success. Results indicated that fear of academic success decreased through adolescence and girls generally had a greater fear of academic success. (DWH)

Ishiyama, F. Ishu; Chabassol, David J.

1985-01-01

352

Successful Community College Transfer Students Speak Out  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The community college as the entranceway into the baccalaureate degree is becoming a prevalent choice for students. This study was a qualitative approach to understanding attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge acquisition by successful community college transfer students. University students who transferred from a community college and were making…

Ellis, Martha M.

2013-01-01

353

Gleanings: The Minority Student Success Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Minority Student Success Project (MSSP) initiated in 1989 was designed to improve the recruitment and retention of minority students on campuses in the state of Washington. The results of a questionnaire on minority students administered to all of Washington's community colleges, and data from follow-up interviews, were used to design working…

Smith, Barbara Leigh; MacGregor, Jean

354

The Next Step: Student Aid for Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review of the connection between student financial aid and student access to and success in higher education draws on existing research on these issues and makes recommendations for national policy on student aid and higher education. The resulting recommendations are: (1) create a new federal strategy, the College Success Program (CSP) that…

Merisotis, Jamie P.; And Others

355

Physics learning identity of a successful student: A plot twist  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Classroom interactions provide learning opportunities for understanding others and developing agency in a community of learners. Student learning identities were measured using a survey instrument targeting physics learning self-efficacy, expectations of classroom roles, and attitude toward social learning as components of physics learning identity. From a selection of students who scored relatively high or low on the survey sub scales, an academically successful student in an introductory physics course using an active engagement curriculum was selected to examine identity development. Findings indicate he didn't develop a sense of agency, nor did he feel a need to alter his participation, although there were ample opportunities to do so in the learning community. These results suggest that being a successful physics student in the traditional sense doesn't necessarily mean the student is successful at adopting meta-goals which are the non-content course goals of learning to think like a physicist. This student was prompted to engage meaningfully but didn't feel it was required for success which suggests that structural alignment is required to motivate students to achieve meta-goals.

Li, Sissi L.; Demaree, Dedra

2013-01-01

356

Physics Learning Identity of a Successful Student: A Plot Twist  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Classroom interactions provide learning opportunities for understanding others and developing agency in a community of learners. Student learning identities were measured using a survey instrument targeting physics learning self-efficacy, expectations of classroom roles, and attitude toward social learning as components of physics learning identity. From a selection of students who scored relatively high or low on the survey sub scales, an academically successful student in an introductory physics course using an active engagement curriculum was selected to examine identity development. Findings indicate he didn't develop a sense of agency, nor did he feel a need to alter his participation, although there were ample opportunities to do so in the learning community. These results suggest that being a successful physics student in the traditional sense doesn't necessarily mean the student is successful at adopting meta-goals which are the non-content course goals of learning to think like a physicist. This student was prompted to engage meaningfully but didn't feel it was required for success which suggests that structural alignment is required to motivate students to achieve meta-goals.

Li, Sissi L.; Demaree, Dedra

2014-02-01

357

University Council on Student Engagement and Experience First meeting of 2013-14 academic year  

E-print Network

of students involved in the early alert pilot program. The next steps to create a more holistic checkpointUniversity Council on Student Engagement and Experience First meeting of 2013-14 academic year Tracy Bentley-Townlin Ben Medeiros Updates on specific focus areas: Diversity Student Success (Janet

Escher, Christine

358

Retention Specialist / Coordinator for Academic Programs Academic Advancement Center TRIO Student Support Services  

E-print Network

of the AAC is to provide support for first-generation, low income students, and students with disabilities appropriate referrals to university resources, including but not limited to Resources for Disabled StudentsRetention Specialist / Coordinator for Academic Programs Academic Advancement Center TRIO Student

Barnes, Elizabeth A.

359

Personality Types as an Indicator of Online Student Success and Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With online education courses within public institutions realizing lower than average retention and success rates for students, current retention practices and models are falling woefully short of providing workable, viable answers to keeping students and helping them be successful without lowering academic standards. While a relationship between…

Meredith, Ben P.

2011-01-01

360

The impact of communication apprehension on college student retention and success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communication apprehension is conceptualized as a causal agent in student success. It is implicated in both academic and interpersonal success, two factors identified by prior resesarch as primary predictors of persistence. A four year longitudinal study of the impact of communication apprehension on grade point average and persistence at the university level was conducted. Results indicated high CA students were

James C. McCroskey; Steven K. Payne

1989-01-01

361

Locus of Control, Academic Self-Concept, and Academic Dishonesty among High Ability College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of the current study were to evaluate a measure of academic dishonesty and examine high ability college students' loci of control and its effect on behaviors of academic dishonesty, as moderated by academic self-concept. A total of 357 high ability college students enrolled at two universities in the southwestern United States…

Rinn, Anne N.; Boazman, Janette

2014-01-01

362

Academic Self-Perceptions of Ability and Course Planning among Academically Advanced Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to examine the contribution of gender to the academic self-perceptions of ability and related coursework plans for high school and college across academically advanced students. Participants were academically advanced students (N = 447) from grades 5 to 12. Findings revealed that (a) girls' self-perceptions of ability…

Rudasill, Kathleen Moritz; Callahan, Carolyn M.

2010-01-01

363

Chinese International Students' Academic Stressors in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No empirical research has focused on understanding the academic stress of Chinese international students in the United States. This qualitative inquiry examines the most stressful aspects of their academic lives in the U.S., how they characterize their academic stress, and what conditions they believe tend to account for their academic stress.…

Yan, Kun; Berliner, David C.

2009-01-01

364

Academic Choice for Included Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students with emotional disturbances present with behavioral and academic deficits that often limit their participation in general education settings. As an antecedent intervention, academic choice provides multiple choices surrounding academic work promoting academic and behavioral gains. The authors examined the effects of assignment choice with…

Skerbetz, Mandi Davis; Kostewicz, Douglas E.

2013-01-01

365

year students: confirm your academic major  

E-print Network

& Human Service Professions § undecided students declare major by 45 credits § pre-majors on track Success Roadmap ­ College of Education & Human Service Professions #12; that are challenging and relevant 3rd year students: § participate in study abroad, leadership opportunities, service

Netoff, Theoden

366

Perceived Academic Preparedness of First-Generation Latino College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First-generation Latino college students may be characterized as underprepared for college. Research points to low performance on placement tests. However, students may not perceive themselves as academically underprepared for college. This study explored first-generation Latino students' perceptions of their academic preparedness. Seven students

Boden, Karen

2011-01-01

367

Notre Dame student's theatrical success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Vivian Tselios, a third year Theatre Studies\\/Screen Production student at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus, has been commended for her direction of the play Clothes Maketh the Man at the annual Short+Sweet Festival.The play was accepted by the festival judges into the Wildcard Finals with 10 other productions and won the People's Choice award by a landslide.

Elizabeth Fenech

2012-01-01

368

A Comparison of Academic Motivation of Academically Prepared and Academically Unprepared Community College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community colleges across the nation have the challenge to educate students who come to postsecondary education at varying levels of academic preparedness. Cross (2001) and others (Agbor-Baiyee, 1997; Dweck, 2000; Hamilton, 1996; Hynd, Holschuh, & Nist, 2000; Miller, DeBacker, & Green, 1999; Struthers & Menec, 1996; Tuckman, 1996; Yair, 2000) have reported on the importance of motivation and its relationship

Mary Melissa Lavender

2005-01-01

369

College Student Ratings of Student Academic Support: Frequency, Importance, and Modes of Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests that student academic support plays a vital role at the college level as students often view communication with peers as their primary source of academic support (Thompson, 2008). This research advances the Student Academic Support Scale (SASS) as a method of assessing the frequency, importance, and mode of communicating academic

Thompson, Blair; Mazer, Joseph P.

2009-01-01

370

Predictors of nursing student success in an Italian school of Nursing.  

PubMed

Aims of the study was To define predictor factors of academic success of student in an Italian Nursing School. The recent introduction of the first level nursing education at university in Italy primed many changes processes and required to think new methods and contents. The study was descriptive and retrospective. The setting is an Italian School of Nursing. It was considered a sample constituted by 2 three years. Academic success was defined such as the capability of the student to finish formative pathway in three years with a final mark >90/110. An half of sample (53.7%, 66/123) finished the studies in three years. Variables that more influenced academic success were age, nationality, admission mark, evaluations obtained in professionals and tutorship formative activity. To know factors influenced academic success provides some indications that should be useful to define "at risk" students for which to plan formative pathways and specific supports. PMID:21654861

Bulfone, Giampiera; Predan, Sonia; Zanini, Antonietta; Farneti, Federico; Quattrin, Rosanna; Brusaferro, Silvio

2011-01-01

371

Identifying Gaps in Academic Writing of ESL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is growing evidence that the lack of competence of university ESL (English as a second language) students in academic writing affects their overall academic performance. Olivas and Li (2006) connected low second-language proficiency levels in English to poor academic performance of international students studying at both university and…

Giridharan, Beena

2012-01-01

372

Re-Framing Student Academic Freedom: A Capability Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The scholarly debate about academic freedom focuses almost exclusively on the rights of academic faculty. Student academic freedom is rarely discussed and is normally confined to debates connected with the politicisation of the curriculum. Concerns about (student) freedom of speech reflect the dominant role of negative rights in the analysis of…

Macfarlane, Bruce

2012-01-01

373

Changes in College Student Health: Implications for Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the longitudinal associations of health perceptions and behaviors with subsequent academic performance among college students. Multiple health perceptions and behaviors were assessed for 203 college students both at the beginning and end of an academic year. Students’ academic performance was also measured at the end of the year. Separate regression analyses were conducted for men and women

Sonia Marrone; Nancy Robinson-Epp; Joelle C. Ruthig; Steve Hladkyj

2011-01-01

374

Changes in College Student Health: Implications for Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

: This study investigated the longitudinal associations of health perceptions and behaviors with subsequent academic performance among college students. Multiple health perceptions and behaviors were assessed for 203 college students both at the beginning and end of an academic year. Students’ academic performance was also measured at the end of the year. Separate regression analyses were conducted for men and

Sonia Marrone; Nancy Robinson-Epp; Joelle C. Ruthig; Steve Hladkyj

2011-01-01

375

Governing Student Assessment: Administrative Rules, Silenced Academics and Performing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the author reports on an analysis of an Australian university's assessment procedure. The procedure--a major governance document of the university--is deconstructed by way of a Foucauldian discourse analysis in order to consider how students and academics are governed. There were three major findings. The dominant discourse…

Evans, Alicia M.

2011-01-01

376

On behalf of UCSB's Division of Student Affairs and our Parent Services, I want to welcome you. This newsletter highlights resources and opportunities that support your student's academic success,  

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It was finally my turn. After 21 years of working in Student Affairs, my own son was leaving for col- lege. It was going to be a breeze. My partner and I both work with university students. Our own college experience Home New Student Convocation New Student Convocation is UCSB's official welcome ceremony for new

California at Santa Barbara, University of

377

The Parents Checklist for Success in Career Services Student, Parent, and Michelin Career Center Roles  

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The Parents Checklist for Success in Career Services Student, Parent, and Michelin® Career Center and occupations that may be of interest in the Career Center Library Establish relationships with academic involved in at least one student organization Parents' Role: Encourage your student to visit the Career

Bolding, M. Chad

378

Non-Traditional Students in Post-Secondary Career Programs: Success Characteristics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes research project efforts in developmental studies programs for nontraditional students in New York two-year colleges and also identifies characteristics of occupational educational students enrolled in these programs who can be classified as successful. Student inventories indicated that personal value factors were important in academic

Fadale, LaVerna M.; Winter, Gene M.

1978-01-01

379

Arts Integration and the Success of Disadvantaged Students: A Research Evaluation  

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Does arts integration contribute to student success for disadvantaged student populations? The introduction to this article compares students' academic performance and arts education in countries outperforming the United States on the recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading…

Robinson, A. Helene

2013-01-01

380

Practical Approaches to Achieving Student Success in Urban Schools. Publication No. 96-2.  

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The three papers in this collection provide testimonial descriptions of the power of successfully implemented innovative procedures to advance the academic achievement of students whose life circumstances place them at risk of academic failure. In the first article, "20/20 Analysis: A Citywide Computer-Based Application," David J. Heistad and…

Gordon, Don E.; Shafer, Jesse R.

381

An expert performance approach to examining factors contributing to academic success in organic chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Successful completion of the introductory course in organic chemistry is a prerequisite for many graduate and professional science programs, yet the failure rate for this course is notoriously high. To date, there have been few studies examining factors contributing to academic success in organic chemistry. This study demonstrates that the online, longitudinal methods used by investigations of expert performance can examine and successfully identify factors contributing to academic success at the college level. Sixty-four students enrolled in introductory organic chemistry during the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 semesters completed motivation questionnaires, interviews, diaries, and think-aloud reading and problem-solving tasks at three different points across a semester. Measures of spatial ability, general ability, and background preparation were also collected. Each measure was analyzed to determine significant differences between groups differing in grade-point average (GPA) prior to the start of the course and to identify predictors of organic chemistry grade. Variables measuring background preparation, problem-solving strategies and studying strategies were found to be the best predictors of academic success in organic chemistry. Implications for instruction in organic chemistry and effective studying behaviors are discussed.

Nandagopal, Kiruthiga

382

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS Provost, Vice President, and  

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Disability Services for Students Fee Advisory Committee Multicultural Center Student Conduct Advising Career of Research & Sponsored Programs Associated Students Counseling & Psychological Services Faculty Athletic Rep Services EOP Orientation Programs Testing Services Transition Programs UNIV Studies Academic Schools

Ravikumar, B.

383

Relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement, using multiple theoretical perspectives. Using a personal goal-based research methodology, college students enrolled in a learning-to-learn course (N?=?130) were asked to list 20 of their goals (academic and\\/or non-academic). For each of their goals, goal specificity, value, expectation

Taylor W. Acee; YoonJung Cho; Jung-In Kim; Claire Ellen Weinstein

2012-01-01

384

Influences of faculty validation on community college STEM students' persistence and success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined the relationship of student and faculty demographics on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) student success and persistence as mediated by student perceptions of faculty validation. This study will contribute to an understanding of the complex relationships that exist between these variables, an area that has not been previously researched. The data were analyzed through path analysis. Faculty gender was shown to directly influence student perceptions of validation, and student and faculty ethnicity showed direct effects on academic success. Additionally, student perceptions of validation were shown to be a strong predictor of academic success. The results of the study provide researchers and practitioners with details regarding potential in-classroom and out-of-classroom influences on retention and success for community college STEM students, which may lead to the initiation of new faculty development programs.

Hester, Dana

385

1 Student-Athlete Academic Performance at Berkeley  

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1 Student-Athlete Academic Performance at Berkeley: A look Academic Performance Metrics: Implications for Institutional Policy and Practice to football and men's basketball. Graduation rates in several other sports2, including

Jacobs, Lucia

386

OPERATION SUCCESS. Program Overview and Performance, Academic Year 1983.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a comprehensive description of a Federally-funded Special Services program known as Operation Success at Wichita State University. The program began in 1970 and is designed to assist students from low income families and/or who are the first in their families to attend college. Part I of the report describes program philosophy and…

de Silva, Deemathie

387

Success in Algebra among Community College Students  

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College algebra is a required course for most majors, but is viewed by many as a gatekeeper course for degree completion by students. With almost half a million students taking college algebra each year, faculty are experimenting with new course lengths of time that might result in higher success, completion, and retention rates for college…

Reyes, Czarina

2010-01-01

388

Restructuring for Urban Student Success: Essay Collection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents essays by members of Restructuring for Urban Student Success (RUSS) and other faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students on participating campuses. The essays describe the work of RUSS and document curricular restructuring and reform efforts occurring at RUSS partner institutions. Part 1 includes essays by RUSS…

Jackson, Barbara, Ed.; Levine, Jodi, Ed.; Patton, Judy, Ed.

389

Characteristics of Successful Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative study was to find predictors of student success. Using a predictive correlational design, the intent of the study was to find the relationships between the dichotomous dependent variable with the categories, degree recipients and non-degree recipients, and the independent variables, student characteristics and risk…

Forman, Scheherazade West

2009-01-01

390

PASS--Placement/Advisement for Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1985-86, Northern Michigan College (NMC) used funds received from the United States Department of Education to develop a system of assessment, advisement, and placement--Placement/Advisement for Student Success (PASS), an integrated system designed to improve student retention. PASS currently consists of three components: summer orientation,…

Shreve, Chuck; Wildie, Avace

391

Academic difficulty among male Egyptian university students. II. Associations with demographic and psychological factors.  

PubMed

We compared 178 students with academic problems with 77 academically successful students. Academic difficulty showed highly significant associations with low socio-economic status, over-crowded housing, paternal behaviour problems and a poor relationship between the parents; also significant associations with family history of psychiatric disorder and living away from home. Academic achievement at school was no guide to university performance. Failed students had fewer friendships, especially with women, and more limited recreational activities. They also scored significantly lower on tests of verbal and non-verbal IQ, and worse on the Bender Gestalt and trail-making tests. EPQ results suggested that university students, particularly those with academic difficulties, are more neurotic and introverted than the general Egyptian population. PMID:3978331

Okasha, A; Kamel, M; Lotaif, F; Khalil, A H; Bishry, Z

1985-02-01

392

Academically at-risk students' perceptions of a constructivist high school biology pedagogy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Successful completion of the Living Environment, one state's high school biology course, is a state graduation requirement. The academically at-risk students enrolled in one suburban public high school had been disproportionately unsuccessful at achieving a passing grade in this course. In response, a constructivist biology curriculum was created to address the needs of at-risk students in a heterogeneous ability classroom. There is a gap in current research on students' perceptions of their learning experiences; consequently, the purpose of this phenomenological study was to obtain at-risk students' perceptions of a constructivist-based curriculum and to clarify what aspects of the Living Environment course assisted in their success. Eight academically at-risk students who successfully passed the Living Environment course were surveyed to seek their perceptions of the curricular and pedagogical change. These data were analyzed using the typological method with the inclusion of both inductive and predetermined categories. The students stated a preference for group work and active engagement. They also found that the binder system introduced in the course kept them better organized and helped them increase academic performance. Students perceived that effort was required but was rewarding. Findings derived from this study may contribute to social change by assisting teachers in tailoring curriculum and pedagogical decisions. This study provided a voice for the academically at-risk student and, in doing so, may contribute to social change by providing insight to teachers and administrators that can help students succeed academically, increase graduation rates, and enhance employment opportunities.

Sweeney, Heidi

393

UK Student Academic Services Fall 2011-2012 Academic Ombud Services  

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behavior, and sexual harassment. Anything students tell the Ombud is held in strict confidence. Academic work, at any point in the student's career with the requirements of UK's academic program or programs. Student athletes may make arrangements to use the facility during non-work hours. Career Services

Shen, Zhongwei

394

The academic environment: the students' perspective.  

PubMed

Dental education is regarded as a complex, demanding and often stressful pedagogical procedure. Undergraduates, while enrolled in programmes of 4-6 years duration, are required to attain a unique and diverse collection of competences. Despite the major differences in educational systems, philosophies, methods and resources available worldwide, dental students' views regarding their education appear to be relatively convergent. This paper summarizes dental students' standpoint of their studies, showcases their experiences in different educational settings and discusses the characteristics of a positive academic environment. It is a consensus opinion that the 'students' perspective' should be taken into consideration in all discussions and decisions regarding dental education. Moreover, it is suggested that the set of recommendations proposed can improve students' quality of life and well-being, enhance their total educational experience and positively influence their future careers as oral health physicians. The 'ideal' academic environment may be defined as one that best prepares students for their future professional life and contributes towards their personal development, psychosomatic and social well-being. A number of diverse factors significantly influence the way students perceive and experience their education. These range from 'class size', 'leisure time' and 'assessment procedures' to 'relations with peers and faculty', 'ethical climate' and 'extra-curricular opportunities'. Research has revealed that stress symptoms, including psychological and psychosomatic manifestations, are prevalent among dental students. Apparently some stressors are inherent in dental studies. Nevertheless, suggested strategies and preventive interventions can reduce or eliminate many sources of stress and appropriate support services should be readily available. A key point for the Working Group has been the discrimination between 'teaching' and 'learning'. It is suggested that the educational content should be made available to students through a variety of methods, because individual learning styles and preferences vary considerably. Regardless of the educational philosophy adopted, students should be placed at the centre of the process. Moreover, it is critical that they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Other improvements suggested include increased formative assessment and self-assessment opportunities, reflective portfolios, collaborative learning, familiarization with and increased implementation of information and communication technology applications, early clinical exposure, greater emphasis on qualitative criteria in clinical education, community placements, and other extracurricular experiences such as international exchanges and awareness of minority and global health issues. The establishment of a global network in dental education is firmly supported but to be effective it will need active student representation and involvement. PMID:18289275

Divaris, K; Barlow, P J; Chendea, S A; Cheong, W S; Dounis, A; Dragan, I F; Hamlin, J; Hosseinzadeh, L; Kuin, D; Mitrirattanakul, S; Mo'nes, M; Molnar, N; Perryer, G; Pickup, J; Raval, N; Shanahan, D; Songpaisan, Y; Taneva, E; Yaghoub-Zadeh, S; West, K; Vrazic, D

2008-02-01

395

Adjustment to university and academic performance among disadvantaged students in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adjustment to the university environment is regarded as an important factor in predicting university outcomes. This study explores the pathways taken by adjustment and other psychosocial variables (help?seeking, academic motivation, self?esteem, perceived stress, and perceived academic overload), in relation to the success of economically and educationally disadvantaged students at university. Participants were 194 first?year students on need?based financial aid at

Johann Louw; Kitty Dumont

2009-01-01

396

Effect of Breakfast Consumption on Academic Performance of College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

LEARNING OUTCOME: To determine effect of breakfast consumption and content on academic performance of college students.The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of breakfast consumption and content on academic performance of college students. Data were collected from 132 college students from three university classes. Over a four week period subjects recorded their breakfast intake. Food intake was

V. K. Fekete; M. K. Head

1997-01-01

397

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Doctoral Student Travel Program  

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of these awards will be expected to adhere to the Higher Education Travel Rule. If two or more students planOFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Doctoral Student Travel Program 2007-2008 Guidelines The Office of Academic Affairs will assist in the support of graduate student travel expenses to professional society

Mohaghegh, Shahab

398

Advising Underprepared Transfer Students: Integrating English Assessment and Academic Advising.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The City University of New York's Lehman College requires entering transfer students to demonstrate writing proficiency for appropriate placement. Academic advising is used to help students understand the need for this assessment. The relatively complex system has been found to save students' time, promote academic achievement, and improve…

Cooper, Elizabeth J.; Franke, Johannah S.

1992-01-01

399

Establishing academic and social support groups for teacher education students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following their research into cooperative learning, Johnson and Johnson (1994) have suggested that teachers establish base groups in their classes to provide academic and social support to students. Base groups are small groups of students that meet regularly to discuss matters associated with the students' social and academic goals and progress. One of the features of base groups is that

Anna M. Sullivan

1999-01-01

400

Business School Deans on Student Academic Dishonesty: A Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While students and, to a lesser extent, faculty have been surveyed about the student academic dishonesty issue, deans have been virtually ignored. This paper reports the results of an online survey of business school deans on the issue. Deans' perceptions of the level of student academic dishonesty in their schools were much lower than the levels…

Brown, Bob S.; Weible, Rick J.; Olmosk, Kurt E.

2010-01-01

401

Academic Dishonesty among Gifted and High-Achieving Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gifted high school students are essentially absent in the research concerning academic integrity; however, over the past few years, educators of gifted students have noticed an increase in the occurrences of academic dishonesty among students in gifted classrooms (Abilock, 2009). This research may be analyzed to provide some insight into the…

Geddes, Kimberly A.

2011-01-01

402

LEARNING STYLE AWARENESS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relationship between learning style awareness and academic achievement of community college students. The study was undertaken to determine if learning style awareness alone, without a change in the manner of teaching or in the matching of student and instructor styles, would benefit community college students as evidenced by an increase in academic achievement. The sample consisted

Lenda Cook

1991-01-01

403

The Full Extent of Student-College Academic Undermatch  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper quantifies the extent of student-college "academic undermatch," which occurs when a student's academic credentials permit them access to a college or university that is more selective than the postsecondary alternative they actually choose. Using a nationally representative dataset, we find that 41 percent of students undermatch in…

Smith, Jonathan; Pender, Matea; Howell, Jessica

2013-01-01

404

Student learning and perceptions of the academic environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the effects of the organisation of curricula, teaching, and assessment on student learning and looks at the different demands which different academic environments make on their students. After a brief review of research into learning contexts in higher education, data from a course perceptions questionnaire are presented. The principal dimensions which students themselves use to characterise academic

Paul Ramsden

1979-01-01

405

Keys to Academic Success Student's Secrets to Success  

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as your free time will change with a different amount of school work and other priorities. Use a monthly time to read everything. 3. Put information into your long term memory! Studies show that, without lifestyle! Exercise, rest, eat healthy foods, and take time for fun! Doing all of these things, along

Kasman, Alex

406

Student success begins with the course guide.  

PubMed

Nursing faculty have seen enrollments increase over the past few years. Many of these students are from non-traditional applicant pools: minority groups, re-entry students, second career starters, males, and culturally diverse individuals. Greater numbers of nurses and nursing students from a broader population base represent a very positive trend for the nursing profession as a whole. This new trend can be credited as a result of extensive efforts beginning in the 1980's to ease the nursing shortage in the United States. Yet teaching students with such a wide variety of backgrounds can be quite a challenge for faculty. Many students have special learning needs that are addressed poorly in the traditional academic setting, but funding cuts and faculty shortages have limited opportunities for universities to provide special programs. Faculty must become more creative in their efforts to meet students' needs with fewer resources. One teaching/learning tool that is literally within the grasp of every course instructor, but is highly underrated and inefficiently prepared or used, is the course syllabus or guide. Adult learners of all populations benefit from a well organized course guide, and it remains one of the most basic and cost-effective instructional aids that any teacher can supply for a student. PMID:8286767

Barbee, C; Nibert, A T

1993-01-01

407

First-generation students' academic engagement and retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates differences in academic engagement and retention between first-generation and non-first-generation undergraduate students. Utilizing the Student Experience in the Research University survey of 1864 first-year students at a large, public research university located in the United States, this study finds that first-generation students have lower academic engagement (as measured by the frequency with which students interacted with faculty,

Krista M. Soria; Michael J. Stebleton

2012-01-01

408

Using a student response system to reduce academic cheating.  

PubMed

Communication technologies have increased academic integrity violations in nursing programs. Previous methods to reduce cheating may not be sufficient to circumvent the technology-savvy student. Teaching outcomes have improved using technology such as the student response system. The author discusses how the use of a student response system reduced academic integrity violations during examinations, improved student interest and participation in class, and reduced faculty workload when evaluating student performance. PMID:20339331

Roberson, Donna W

2009-01-01

409

First Generation College Students: Motivation, Integration, and Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study reported in this article investigated motivation and integration dimensions that influence college academic achievement of first-generation students compared to nonfirst-generation students. Participants consisted of 277 ethnically diverse students who were attending a community college. Bivariate and multivariate statistical analyses revealed that motivation and integration dimensions contributed significantly to academic achievement for first-generation students, but not for nonfirst-generation students.

Moisés Próspero; Shetal Vohra-Gupta

2007-01-01

410

Effects of Teacher Efficacy on Student Academic and Social Emotional Achievements as Reported on Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in kindergarten are not meeting state standards on standardized academic and social/emotional scores in the southeastern United States. The focus of this study was to determine if a teacher's perceptions of self-efficacy affects student success in academic and social/emotional standards as reported on the Georgia Kindergarten of…

Brown, Tisha J.

2012-01-01

411

Stressors, academic performance, and learned resourcefulness in baccalaureate nursing students.  

PubMed

High stress levels in nursing students may affect memory, concentration, and problem-solving ability, and may lead to decreased learning, coping, academic performance, and retention. College students with higher levels of learned resourcefulness develop greater self-confidence, motivation, and academic persistence, and are less likely to become anxious, depressed, and frustrated, but no studies specifically involve nursing students. This explanatory correlational study used Gadzella's Student-life Stress Inventory (SSI) and Rosenbaum's Self Control Scale (SCS) to explore learned resourcefulness, stressors, and academic performance in 53 baccalaureate nursing students. High levels of personal and academic stressors were evident, but not significant predictors of academic performance (p = .90). Age was a significant predictor of academic performance (p = < .01) and males and African-American/Black participants had higher learned resourcefulness scores than females and Caucasians. Studies in larger, more diverse samples are necessary to validate these findings. PMID:21291410

Goff, Anne-Marie

2011-01-01

412

The Impact of Selected Academic Curricular Variables on Achievement and Graduation of Open Admissions Students at an Urban Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted at Queensborough Community College (QCC) to determine whether selected academic variables associated with the way students completed their curriculum differentiated successful (graduated) from unsuccessful (probationary) open admissions students. The study investigated the effects on students' success of the early completion…

Charry, Myrna B.

413

An Academic Survey of Engineering Student Athletes at a Division I University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the academic success of NCAA Division I collegiate student athletes that enroll in engineering majors. At the University of South Carolina, which is a member of the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference, nineteen engineering students were on an active athletic roster during the spring semester of 2005. The mean cumulative…

Pierce, Charles E.

2007-01-01

414

Live It, Learn It: The Academic Club Methodology for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improve school success for students who have learning disabilities and ADHD with "Academic Clubs," the proven learning-by-doing approach presented in this energizing guidebook. Sally Smith--the highly respected founder of the Lab Schools, where 95% of students with learning problems go on to college--shows elementary school educators how to…

Smith, Sally L.

2004-01-01

415

School-Community Partnerships: Using Authentic Contexts to Academically Motivate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The opportunities school-community partnerships pose for students' learning continue to generate the attention of educational stakeholders. Children learn through a variety of social and educational contexts, and the goals for student academic success are best achieved through the cooperation and support of schools, families, and communities. The…

Willems, Patricia P.; Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.

2012-01-01

416

Learning Styles of Design Students and the Relationship of Academic Performance and Gender in Design Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study focuses on design education using Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) and explores the effects of learning styles and gender on the performance scores of freshman design students in three successive academic years. Findings indicate that the distribution of design students through learning style type preference was more concentrated in…

Demirbas, O. Osman; Demirkan, Halime

2007-01-01

417

Evaluating the Effects of Basic Skills Mathematics Placement on Academic Outcomes of Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main objective of the authors' proposed study is to evaluate the effectiveness of math placement policies for entering community college students on these students' academic success in math, and their transfer and graduation rates. The main research question that guides the proposed study is: What are the effects of various basic skills…

Melguizo, Tatiana; Bo, Hans; Prather, George; Kim, Bo

2011-01-01

418

Exploring Students' Perceptions of Academic Disengagement and Reengagement in a Dropout Recovery Charter School Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand the academic disengagement and reengagement process from the perspective of students enrolled in a dropout recovery charter school. Specifically, this study focused on students' perceptions of the factors that influenced their lack of success in the traditional school setting, the…

Iachini, Aidyn L.; Buettner, Cynthia; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Reno, Rebecca

2013-01-01

419

Understanding Community College Students' Learning Styles and the Link to Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning styles have been an area of interest in educational psychology for many decades. However, community college students have been overlooked in learning styles research. To enhance teacher efficacy and student success, it is important to continue to evaluate the relationship between learning styles and academic achievement. The purpose of…

Peters, Kathleen

2012-01-01

420

Admission\\/Continuance Standards as Predictors of Academic Performance of Business Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research tests the relative efficacy of a number of predictors of academic achievement in a business college setting. Correlational and discriminant analyses were used to examine records of 483 students who graduated between 1989 and 1992. The results suggest that business colleges can set standards that adequately predict the future success of students seeking admittance to the business program.

Steven Pharr; Jeffrey Bailey; Byron Dangerfield

1993-01-01

421

Building on Success: Charting the Future of Knowledge Management Within the Academic Health Center  

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BUILDING ON SUCCESS: CHARTING THE FUTURE OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER AAHSL Charting the Future Task Force ? Association of Academic Health Sciences... Introduction....................................................................................6 Knowledge Management in Clinic Practice ................................9 Knowledge Management in Education ......................................12...

Brewer, Karen; Hohman, J. Michael; Messerle, Judith; Yokote, Gail

2003-01-01

422

Biculturalism and Academic Achievement of African American High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biculturalism was examined as a factor that may positively affect the academic achievement of African American high school students, beyond cultural identity and self-esteem. Hierarchical regression analyses determined that cultural identity and academic self-esteem were important factors for academic achievement, but not biculturalism.…

Rust, Jonathan P.; Jackson, Margo A.; Ponterotto, Joseph G.; Blumberg, Fran C.

2011-01-01

423

Wesleyan University Student Athlete's Consent to Share Academic Information  

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: _____________________________ SPORT: _____________________________ The coach(s) named above may have access to academic performance does not typically share information about a student's academic performance with anyone other than Affairs/Deans' Office will share academic performance information with Wesleyan Athletics/Coaching staff

Royer, Dana

424

Academic Clustering and Major Selection of Intercollegiate Student-Athletes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although journalists and reporters have written about academic clustering among college student-athletes, there has been a dearth of scholarly analysis devoted to the subject. This study explored football players' academic major selections to determine if academic clustering actually existed. The seasons 1996, 2001, and 2006 were selected for…

Schneider, Ray G.; Ross, Sally R.; Fisher, Morgan

2010-01-01

425

Predicting Academic Success in a Post-Secondary Vocational Studies Program Utilizing the A. S. V. A. B. Part One.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assesses the utility of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (A.S.V.A.B.) in predicting the academic success of students enrolled in the Automotive Service Specialist curriculum at the State University of New York Agricultural and Technical College (Alfred, New York). This document, part I of a two-part study, describes the…

Dumont, Richard G.

426

Teaching in the Quadr ants: A fr amework for teaching and learning academic language for school success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many English language learners in Ontario's English-language schools receive support from a specialist English as a Second Lan- guage teacher. They also spend at least part of the school day in the mainstream classroom. This means that every teacher shares the responsibility for helping these students acquire English to the level required for academic success. According to Cummins and others,

Elizabeth Coelho

427

Graduate Student Survival/Success Guide  

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1 Graduate Student Survival/Success Guide -with contributions from http://www.phdcomics.com/ Tao;3 Recommended Reading · The Ph.D. Grind - A Ph.D. Student Memoir by Philip Guo ­ http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive/phd062104s.gif 'Grades don't matter' #12;10 What Advisor Looks For · Right/good motivation ­ Not just "I

Xie, Tao

428

Pharmacy Student Absenteeism and Academic Performance  

PubMed Central

Objectives. To assess the association of pharmacy students’ personal characteristics with absenteeism and academic performance. Methods. A survey instrument was distributed to first- (P1) and second-year (P2) pharmacy students to gather characteristics including employment status, travel time to school, and primary source of educational funding. In addition, absences from specific courses and reasons for not attending classes were assessed. Participants were divided into “high” and “low” performers based on grade point average. Results. One hundred sixty survey instruments were completed and 135 (84.3%) were included in the study analysis. Low performers were significantly more likely than high performers to have missed more than 8 hours in therapeutics courses. Low performers were significantly more likely than high performers to miss class when the class was held before or after an examination and low performers were significantly more likely to believe that participating in class did not benefit them. Conclusions. There was a negative association between the number of hours students’ missed and their performance in specific courses. These findings provide further insight into the reasons for students’ absenteeism in a college or school of pharmacy setting. PMID:22412207

Hidayat, Levita; Vansal, Sandeep; Kim, Esther; Sullivan, Maureen; Salbu, Rebecca

2012-01-01

429

ATE Student Success Stories: Llew's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Llew Powell worked at a succession of unsatisfying jobs, but he knew he liked problem solving and fixing things. Those skills have come in handy since he started his program at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology working on hybrid vehicles; now he feels more engaged in his day-to-day work and prepared for a career in the automotive industry.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-12-04

430

Profiling First-Year Students in STEM Programs Based on Autonomous Motivation and Academic Self-Concept and Relationship with Academic Achievement  

PubMed Central

The low success rate of first-year college students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs has spurred many academic achievement studies in which explanatory factors are studied. In this study, we investigated from a person-oriented perspective whether different motivational and academic self-concept profiles could be discerned between male and female first-year college students in STEM and whether differences in early academic achievement were associated with these student groups. Data on autonomous motivation, academic self-concept, and early academic achievement of 1,400 first-year STEM college students were collected. Cluster analyses were used to distinguish motivational profiles based on the relative levels of autonomous motivation and academic self-concept for male and female students. Differences in early academic achievement of the various profiles were studied by means of ANCOVA. Four different motivational profiles were discerned based on the dimensions of autonomous motivation (A) and academic self-concept (S): students scoring high and respectively low on both dimensions (HA-HS or LA-LS), and students scoring high on one dimension and low on the other (HA-LS or LA-HS). Also gender differences were found in this study: male students with high levels of academic self-concept and autonomous motivation had higher academic achievement compared to male students with low levels on both motivational dimensions. For female students, motivational profiles were not associated with academic achievement. The findings partially confirm the internal and external validity of the motivational theories underpinning this study and extend the present insights on identifying subgroup(s) of at risk students in contemporary STEM programs at university level. PMID:25390942

Van Soom, Carolien; Donche, Vincent

2014-01-01

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Profiling First-Year Students in STEM Programs Based on Autonomous Motivation and Academic Self-Concept and Relationship with Academic Achievement.  

PubMed

The low success rate of first-year college students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs has spurred many academic achievement studies in which explanatory factors are studied. In this study, we investigated from a person-oriented perspective whether different motivational and academic self-concept profiles could be discerned between male and female first-year college students in STEM and whether differences in early academic achievement were associated with these student groups. Data on autonomous motivation, academic self-concept, and early academic achievement of 1,400 first-year STEM college students were collected. Cluster analyses were used to distinguish motivational profiles based on the relative levels of autonomous motivation and academic self-concept for male and female students. Differences in early academic achievement of the various profiles were studied by means of ANCOVA. Four different motivational profiles were discerned based on the dimensions of autonomous motivation (A) and academic self-concept (S): students scoring high and respectively low on both dimensions (HA-HS or LA-LS), and students scoring high on one dimension and low on the other (HA-LS or LA-HS). Also gender differences were found in this study: male students with high levels of academic self-concept and autonomous motivation had higher academic achievement compared to male students with low levels on both motivational dimensions. For female students, motivational profiles were not associated with academic achievement. The findings partially confirm the internal and external validity of the motivational theories underpinning this study and extend the present insights on identifying subgroup(s) of at risk students in contemporary STEM programs at university level. PMID:25390942

Van Soom, Carolien; Donche, Vincent

2014-01-01

432

Predictors of black medical student success.  

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This study identifies those variables, cognitive and noncognitive, that relate significantly to the successful completion of the combined BA/MD degree program. The study sample included 69 black students who entered at year one, directly from high school, between 1972 and 1981. The Student's t-test identified statistically significant differences in the means of selection variables of successful and nonsuccessful black students. Single order correlations between predictor variables and the criterion of graduation were determined. This was followed by a stepwise regression procedure. The same predictor variables were correlated with grade point average (GPA) at the end of year one, and a further analysis added year one GPA to the predictors of graduation in a stepwise regression procedure. The same statistical analyses were carried out on a stratified sample of 69 nonminority students. Predictors of graduation for black students were parents' level of education, admission test score, self-evaluation, and council index (average vote of all committee members on an applicant). Year one GPA was a strong predictor of success for both cohorts of students. This study supports the inclusion of noncognitive information when considering black applicants for medical school. In particular, parents' levels of education and applicants' self-appraisals, along with admission test scores, showed a significant relationship to graduation 6 years later with the MD degree. PMID:1578500

Calkins, E V; Willoughby, T L

1992-03-01

433

The Academic Resilience of Mexican American High School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to identify factors that contribute to the academic resilience and achievement among Mexican American high school students. High-and low-achieving students were selectedfrom a database that included 2,169 Mexican American students in three California high schools. Resilient students (N = 133) reported receiving mostly A grades in high school, whereas nonresilient students (N = 81) reported mostly grades

Rosemary Gonzalez; Amado M. Padilla

1997-01-01

434

Academic Dishonesty: An Exploratory Study Examining Whether Insurance Students Are Different From Other College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

AbstractThis exploratory study compares academic dishonesty scores for insurance students in one insurance program to those for other college students using survey data from business and nonbusiness students at two universities. Academic dishonesty was measured using a modified version of a scale developed by McCabe and Trevino, with a higher score indicating greater academic dishonesty. The average score on total

Kevin L. Eastman; Jacqueline K. Eastman; Rajesh Iyer

2008-01-01

435

What Behaviours Do Students Consider Academically Dishonest? Findings from a Survey of Canadian Undergraduate Students  

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This paper identifies those behaviours that students perceive to be academically dishonest and sheds light on several demographic, academic and situational factors that predict students' perceptions of academic dishonesty. Data for this investigation were obtained through self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 321 undergraduate students

Jurdi, Rozzet; Hage, H. Sam; Chow, Henry P. H.

2012-01-01

436

Student Success at UNC Charlotte A Series of Working Papers  

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competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary academic programs, and focused community, and engaged citizens while juggling budget constraints, increasing enrollment, and a diversifying student

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

437

Student Preferences for Academic Advisors as Transformational Leaders  

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A quantitative study was conducted to determine the preferences of undergraduate students for academic advisors as transformational leaders. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to undergraduate students enrolled in leadership classes at a...

Drozd, Deborah Suzanne

2011-02-22

438

UK Student Academic Services Fall 2012-2013 Academic Ombud Services  

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behavior, and sexual harassment. Anything students tell the Ombudsman is held in strict confidence's academic work, at any point in the student's career with the requirements of UK's academic program the facility during non-work hours. Career Services & Experiential Education James W. Stuckert Career Center

Shen, Zhongwei

439

Holding Back and Holding behind: Grade Retention and Students' Non-Academic and Academic Outcomes  

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The present study examined the implications of grade retention (repeating a grade) and social promotion (automatic promotion to the next grade each year) for high school students' academic and non-academic outcomes. Based on data from 3261 high school students, structural equation modeling demonstrated that, after controlling for interactions with…

Martin, Andrew J.

2011-01-01

440

Relationships among Properties of College Students' Self-Set Academic Goals and Academic Achievement  

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The major purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among properties of college students' self-set academic goals and academic achievement, using multiple theoretical perspectives. Using a personal goal-based research methodology, college students enrolled in a learning-to-learn course (N = 130) were asked to list 20 of their…

Acee, Taylor W.; Cho, Yoonjung; Kim, Jung-In; Weinstein, Claire Ellen

2012-01-01

441

Predicting Student-Athlete Success: An Analysis of Graduation Using Precollege and College Experience Variables  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student-athletes are a highly visible subgroup of students whose performance and visibility can influence the formation of an institution’s image (Zimbalist, 1999). Research must continue to advance understanding of the variables that lead to student-athlete academic success in order to enhance opportunities for student-athletes, improve institutional performance, and address important national priorities for intercollegiate athletics and higher education. The purpose

Shanna Lei Autry

2010-01-01

442

The Chinese high school student’s stress in the school and academic achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a sample of 466 Chinese high school students, we examined the relationships between Chinese high school students’ stress in the school and their academic achievements. Regression mixture modelling identified two different classes of the effects of Chinese high school students’ stress on their academic achievements. One class contained 87% of the students. In this class, the students’ stress negatively

Yangyang Liu; Zuhong Lu

2011-01-01

443

Outcomes for Students of Student Affairs-Academic Affairs Partnership Programs  

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Although academic and student affairs partnership programs have been cited as potential means to create seamless learning environments for undergraduate students, little research exists on the outcomes of such programs for students. The Boyer Partnership Assessment Project examined the outcomes for students participating in academic and student

Nesheim, Becki Elkins; Guentzel, Melanie J.; Kellogg, Angela H.; McDonald, William M.; Wells, Cynthia A.; Whitt, Elizabeth J.

2007-01-01

444

Factors predicting the success of first-year, first-semester students at Tennessee State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined factors that might contribute to the success of first-year students in the first semester of enrollment at Tennessee State University. The study is based on a survey conducted in 2004 that examined reasons students chose to go to college, academic preparation prior to enrolling (based on high school grade point average and ACT scores), and the possible

Regina Vincent Clark

2007-01-01

445

Using Wechsler Data to Predict Success for Learning Disabled College Students.  

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Data from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R), grade point average (GPA) after 2 semesters of full-time enrollment, and selected student characteristics were compared for 49 learning-disabled college students. WAIS-R results were not generally predictive of academic success, although Comprehension and Similarities subtests…

Leonard, Faith C.

1991-01-01

446

Relationship between scholastic aptitude, perception of university climate, and college success for Black and White students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computed, in racial subgroups, the correlations of university climate and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores with 2 criteria of academic success--GPA and students' estimated probability of receiving a degree. Factor analyses of a 115-item university climate questionnaire were performed separately for samples of 138 Black and 550 White college students. SAT scores were significantly related to GPA for both Blacks

C. Michael Pfeifer

1976-01-01

447

The Relative Effects of University Success Courses and Individualized Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilities  

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Little is known about the relative effects of post-secondary learning services for students with learning disabilities. We compared outcomes for students with learning disabilities who selected to: (1) take an academic learning success course (course-intervention), (2) have regular individual interventions (high-intervention) or (3) use services…

Reed, Maureen J.; Kennett, Deborah J.; Lewis, Tanya; Lund-Lucas, Eunice; Stallberg, Carolyn; Newbold, Inez L.

2009-01-01

448

Preventing School Dropout and Ensuring Success for English Language Learners and Native American Students. CSR Connection.  

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This Spring 2002 issue of the occasional paper, CSR Connection, reports on information that builds the capacity of schools to raise the academic achievement of all students. The success of English language learners and Native American students in U.S. public schools has been, and continues to be, impeded by deep "disconnects" between schools and…

Housman, Naomi G.; Martinez, Monica R.

449

Combating Academic Fraud: Are Students Reticent about Uncovering the Covert?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study links Cressey’s established fraud triangle theory to a recently developed academic fraud risk triangle as a platform\\u000a for identifying the determinants of academic fraud risk factors. The study then evaluates the magnitude and extent to which\\u000a students are willing to confront the realities of academic fraud and move towards a culture of academic integrity. Most of\\u000a the studies

Charles A. Malgwi; Carter C. Rakovski

2009-01-01

450

Academics' Attitudes towards PhD Students' Teaching: Preparing Research Higher Degree Students for an Academic Career  

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An exploratory study of 473 academics in a metropolitan university investigated the attitudes of academic supervisors towards training for university teaching for doctoral students. The study investigated academic supervisors' levels of awareness and knowledge of teacher training opportunities, the relative importance of teaching--both lecturing…

Jepsen, Denise M.; Varhegyi, Melinda M.; Edwards, Daniel

2012-01-01

451

Minority Student Success in College: What Works. Minority Student Success Project.  

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The Washington State Board for Community College Education and the Washington Center for Undergraduate Education undertook a national review of minority student success programs in 1990. Information was solicited from program directors, deans of instruction and student services, national organizations, state higher education boards, students,…

Brewer, Carolyn

452

A longitudinal study of self-esteem, cultural identity, and academic success among American Indian adolescents  

PubMed Central

Latent growth curve modeling was used to estimate developmental trajectories of self-esteem and cultural identity among American Indian high school students and to explore the relationships of these trajectories to personal resources, problem behaviors, and academic performance at the end of high school. The sample included 1,611 participants from the Voices of Indian Teens project, a three-year longitudinal study of adolescents from three diverse American Indian cultural groups in the western U.S. Trajectories of self-esteem were clearly related to academic achievement; cultural identity, in contrast, was largely unrelated, with no direct effects and only very small indirect effects. The relationships between self-esteem and success were mediated by personal resources and problem behaviors. PMID:19209979

Whitesell, Nancy Rumbaugh; Mitchell, Christina M.; Spicer, Paul

2008-01-01

453

Predictors of academic performance of nursing and paramedic students in first year bioscience.  

PubMed

The expanding scope of practice of paramedics and nurses demands they possess a sophisticated knowledge of bioscience to enable them to think critically and make rational clinical decisions. It is well documented that nursing students struggle with bioscience but there are no studies examining the performance of paramedic students in this crucial subject. In this study, we compared the academic performance of first year nursing, paramedic and nursing/paramedic double degree students in a bioscience subject. Regression analyses were used to identify predictors of academic success. Data revealed a low success rate in bioscience for all three degree programs (63.2, 58.8, and 67.6% respectively) and a strong correlation between academic success in bioscience and non-bioscience subjects (r(2)=0.49). The best predictors of overall academic success were the University Admission Index score and mature entry into the course. Previous study of biology was associated with an increased bioscience and overall GPA but not with non-bioscience grades. Discriminant analysis was used to develop a model that could predict overall academic success with an accuracy of 78.5%. These criteria may be useful during the admission process and for the early identification of students at risk of failure. PMID:21247669

Whyte, Douglas G; Madigan, Veronica; Drinkwater, Eric J

2011-11-01

454

Issues in assessing the academic writing of students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds: Preliminary findings from a study on lecturers' beliefs and practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The question of how lecturers assess the written work of students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an important issue for Australian universities, as International and English as a Second Language (ESL) students make up a significant proportion of the student cohort, and students' academic success depends largely on their ability to demonstrate academic competence through written assessment tasks.

Chi Baik

455

The Freshman Year Experience: Student Retention and Student Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ex post facto controlled investigation was conducted from 1993 to 1996 at a medium sized, regional, predominantly White, public, four-year university in the Midwest to determine the relationship between participation in the institution's freshman year experience course and student retention and success. Students who participated in the course…

Sidle, Meg Wright; McReynolds, Janet

2009-01-01

456

Advising Graduate Students for Successful International Internships  

Microsoft Academic Search

An increasing number of faculty advise graduate students prior to and during internship assignments abroad. To be effective in this important task, the advi sor needs to understand the cultural dimensions of work and of internships in particular. The faculty advisor is pivotal to the success of any internship—par ticularly in international settings—and must understand how an interna tional context

William B. Chapel

1998-01-01

457

Implementing Strategies to Achieve Successful Student Transitions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the fourth in a series of eight newsletters highlighting best practices presented at the 2009 HSTW Staff Development Conference in Atlanta. These newsletters contain information about successful actions schools across the nation are taking to join hands-on and heads-on learning in ways that increase student motivation and achievement. This…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2010

2010-01-01

458

Strategies for Student Success: An Instructional Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recommendations presented in this report were developed by Triton College's Retention Committee, which was established in Fall 1980 to involve a large and representative number of faculty in the identification of actions teachers could take to improve student retention and success. After introductory material detailing the committee's mission…

Triton Coll., River Grove, IL.

459

Social support, stress, health, and academic success in Ghanaian adolescents: a path analysis.  

PubMed

The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the role psychosocial factors play in promoting the health and academic success of adolescents. A total of 770 adolescent boys and girls in Senior High Schools were randomly selected to complete a self-report questionnaire. School reported latest terminal examination grades were used as the measure of academic success. Structural equation modelling indicated a relatively good fit to the posteriori model with four of the hypothesised paths fully supported and two partially supported. Perceived social support was negatively related to stress and predictive of health and wellbeing but not academic success. Stress was predictive of health but not academic success. Finally, health and wellbeing was able to predict academic success. These findings have policy implications regarding efforts aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing as well as the academic success of adolescents in Ghana. PMID:24793393

Glozah, Franklin N; Pevalin, David J

2014-06-01

460

English Abilities for Academic Listening: How Confident Are Chinese Students?  

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Research with ESL students studying at North American universities has indicated that Chinese students have difficulties in understanding academic lectures, taking notes, writing assignments, and giving presentations although they have obtained high TOEFL scores. The study investigates their English academic listening challenges as reported by…

Huang, Jinyan

2006-01-01

461

A Study of Academically Talented Students’ Participation in Extracurricular Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, we surveyed the participation rates of academically talented students across 9 areas: dance, solo instrument, choral music, band, athletics, student government, academic clubs, ethnic\\/cultural clubs, and an “other activities” category. Participants consisted of 2 independent cohorts (Cohort 1, N = 842; Cohort 2, N = 290) attending a summer program. Results indicated that athletics was the activity

Leah B. Bucknavage; Frank C. Worrell

2005-01-01

462

A Study Of Academically Talented Students? Participation In Extracurricular Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we surveyed the participation rates of academically talented students across 9 areas: dance, solo instrument, choral music, band, athletics, student government, academic clubs, ethnic/cultural clubs, and an "other activities" category. Participants consisted of 2 independent cohorts (Cohort 1, N = 842; Cohort 2, N = 290) attending a…

Bucknavage, Leah B.; Worrell, Frank C.

2005-01-01

463

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students face a myriad of pressures and challenges in the academic environment as they seek to maintain optimal performance or even to remain in the academic program. In 2002, it was reported that more than 30% of first-year students did not return for their second year of college (Smith), and only 40% are reported to actually compete…

Mansfield, Phylis M.; Pinto, Mary Beth; Parente, Diane H.; Wortman, Thomas I.

2004-01-01

464

College Students and Academic Performance: A Case of Taking Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College students face a myriad of pressures and challenges in the academic environment as they seek to maintain optimal performance or even to remain in the academic program. In 2002, it was reported that more than 30% of first-year students did not return for their second year of college (Smith), and only 40% are reported to actually compete…

Mansfield, Phylis M.; Pinto, Mary Beth; Parente, Diane H.; Wortman, Thomas I.

2009-01-01

465

Students' Perception of IS Academic Programs, IS Careers, and Outsourcing  

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The authors compared the perceptions of information systems (IS) students with those of IS practitioners regarding IS careers, the practice of outsourcing, and academic programs. Results indicate that students and practitioners appreciate the integration of real-life practice in academic programs and that the general perception of IS careers is…

Martz, Ben; Cata, Teuta

2008-01-01

466

School Environment and Academic Achievement of Standard IX Students  

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The present study School Environment and Academic Achievement of standard IX students was probed to find the relationship between School Environment and Academic Achievement of standard IX students. Data for the study were collected using self-made School Environment Scale (SES). The investigator used stratified random sampling technique for…

Lawrence, A. S. Arul; Vimala, A.

2012-01-01

467

Contrasting Academic Behavioural Confidence in Mexican and European Psychology Students  

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Introduction: Research with the Academic Behavioural Confidence scale using European students has shown that students have high levels of confidence in their academic abilities. It is generally accepted that people in more collectivist cultures have more realistic confidence levels in contrast to the overconfidence seen in individualistic European…

Ochoa, Alma Rosa Aguila; Sander, Paul

2012-01-01

468

Essential Functions of Academic Advising: What Students Want and Get  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We designed this study to understand academic advising at an urban university from diverse student perspectives. Based on a review of the advising literature, we identified 12 functions of academic advising and surveyed 2,100 undergraduates to address the following questions: Which of these advising functions are most important to students? How…

Smith, Cathleen; Allen, Janine

2006-01-01

469

Academically Suspended University Students: What Percent Return? What Percent Graduate?  

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Tracked five cohorts of first-year students for 6 years to determine how many, by gender and race, were academically suspended, how many of those returned, and of those who returned, how many graduated. Found that a greater percentage of males than females and Black than White students were academically suspended. Minority males were the most…

Goldman, Bert A.; Blackwell, Karen M.; Beach, Sonja S.

2003-01-01

470

A Division III Student-Athlete Academic Support Program Model.  

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Varsity student-athletes (SAs) in National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions encounter obstacles to their academic achievement that non-athletes do not, such as time for physical training and practice, and travel away from campus for games. A program is described that provides support for SAs. The Student-Athlete Academic Support…

Smith, David A.; Herman, William E.

471

Academic Work, the Internet and U.S. College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to explore, based on a nationally representative sample, U.S. college students' uses of the Internet in their studies and their perceptions of academic life online, and changes in both perception and use since a 2002 report on the topic. Findings show that overall Internet use for academic purposes has increased. Students

Jones, Steve; Johnson-Yale, Camille; Millermaier, Sarah; Perez, Francisco Seoane

2008-01-01

472

International Graduate Students' Perceptions of Their Academic Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used a mailed questionnaire to examine the academic experiences of 497 international graduate students who were studying at an American university. Most students viewed their academic experience positively, although a majority did not believe the curriculum had an international focus. Fully 77% felt prepared to work in their home…

Trice, Andrea G.; Yoo, Jin Eun

2007-01-01

473

Parental influences on academic performance in African-American students  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the relationship between parental influences and academic outcomes for African-American students. Secondary data analysis was conducted on the National Survey of Family and Household data set. Multiple regression analysis showed that parenting style (nurture and control) and parental involvement significantly predicted academic outcomes. Research has traditionally focused on the reasons for the failure of African-American students to succeed

Lorraine C. Taylor; Ivora D. Hinton; Melvin N. Wilson

1995-01-01

474

Academic Expectations as Sources of Stress in Asian Students  

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Education is highly valued in Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC) countries such as China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea but the expectations of parents, teachers and students themselves to excel academically can also be a source of intense stress for many students. The "Academic Expectations Stress Inventory" (AESI), developed by Ang…

Tan, Joyce Beiyu; Yates, Shirley

2011-01-01

475

Students' and Teachers' Perceptions: An Inquiry into Academic Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic writing is a mainstay of expression in secondary schools. However, many students think of academic writing in terms of local operations that include spelling, punctuation, use of third person, and so on. Teachers may expect mastery of local operations, but often they want students to navigate the terrain of the content area or discipline…

Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Lapp, Diane; Fisher, Douglas

2012-01-01

476

Generating Knowledge of Academic Language among Urban Middle School Students  

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This is a quasi-experimental study in which academic word-learning by students in five schools implementing the Word Generation program was compared to academic word-learning by students in three schools within the same system that did not choose to implement the program. Because the implementing schools were those that volunteered for the…

Snow, Catherine E.; Lawrence, Joshua F.; White, Claire

2010-01-01

477

Integrity: Academic and Political A Letter to My Students1  

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Integrity (http://www.academicintegrity.org). 2 The American Heritage Dictionary defines integrityIntegrity: Academic and Political A Letter to My Students1 Bill Taylor Professor of Political if you as a student or I as a faculty member violate the principles of academic integrity in a political

Edwards, Paul N.

478

Student Mobility, Qualifications and Academic Recognition in the EU  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the relationship between student mobility, qualifications and academic recognition within Europe. It provides an outline of supranational legal instruments and policies in relation to academic recognition and student mobility. It then examines some of the difficulties associated with the different concepts underpinning the…

West, Anne; Barham, Eleanor

2009-01-01

479

A Causal Model of Academic Factors Affecting Student Persistence.  

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A causal model of academic factors affecting undergraduate student persistence at a large, urban, commuter university was tested. The effects of academic variables on persistence from fall to spring semester were also assessed for transfer and native students. The model accounted for 49% of the total variance in persistence, while separate models…

Johnson, Naomi T.; Richardson, Richard C., Jr.

480

Students as Spectators: Their Academic and Social Integration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is extensive research literature addressing the impact that the college experience has on students, linking the campus environment to their persistence and graduation, satisfaction, sense of community, academic and social integration, and academic performance. Researchers have yet to fully address the connection between students identifying…

Clopton, Aaron

2009-01-01

481

Academic Advisement And Student Retention: Empirical Connections & Systemic Interventions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research reviewed in this manuscript strongly suggests that there is much need for, and room for, improvement in the quality of academic advisement and the rate of student retention in higher education. The research also suggests that improvement in the former is associated with improvement in the latter. However, to promote extensive and enduring gains in student retention, academic advisement

Joe Cuseo

482

Pandora's Box: Academic Perceptions of Student Plagiarism in Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Plagiarism is viewed by many academics as a kind of Pandora's box--the elements contained inside are too frightening to allow escape for fear of the havoc that may result. Reluctance by academic members of staff to discuss student plagiarism openly may contribute to the often untenable situations we, as teachers, face when dealing with student

Sutherland-Smith, Wendy

2005-01-01

483

Tracking students through program entry, progression, graduation, and licensure: assessing undergraduate nursing student retention and success.  

PubMed

In the escalating nursing shortage, nursing student retention and success (graduation and licensure) is a priority. The entry, progression, graduation, and licensure characteristics of culturally diverse associate degree nursing students (n=112) were assessed to gain insight into nursing student progress and success. In this retrospective study, data collection included student profile characteristics, academic outcomes, type of retention or attrition, program completion length, and licensure. The retention trajectory was distributed between ideal (26%), continuous (24%), and interim/stopout (25%). Attrition consisted of first semester failure (9%), voluntary (14%), and involuntary (2%). Descriptive and inferential analyses suggested several variables that influenced first time pass rate on the nurse licensing exam: course grades in three nursing courses, number of nursing withdrawals or failures (W/F), and nursing course grade average (NCGA). Implications for nurse educators are discussed. PMID:16920229

Jeffreys, Marianne R

2007-07-01

484

Self-Efficacy, Stress, and Academic Success in College  

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This paper investigates the joint effects of academic self-efficacy and stress on the academic performance of 107 nontraditional, largely immigrant and minority, college freshmen at a large urban commuter institution. We developed a survey instrument to measure the level of academic self-efficacy and perceived stress associated with 27…

Zajacova, Anna; Lynch, Scott M.; Espenshade, Thomas J.

2005-01-01

485

Noncognitive Predictors of Student Athletes' Academic Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the role of four noncognitive variables in predicting academic performance in 200 Division I athletes. Studies the noncognitive variables of athletic-academic commitment, feelings of being exploited, academic self-worth, self-handicapping excuses as well as several background and academic preparation variables. Finds all four noncognitive…

Simons, Herbert D.; Van Rheenen, Derek

2000-01-01

486

What behaviours do students consider academically dishonest? Findings from a survey of Canadian undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies those behaviours that students perceive to be academically dishonest and sheds light on several demographic,\\u000a academic and situational factors that predict students’ perceptions of academic dishonesty. Data for this investigation were\\u000a obtained through self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 321 undergraduate students attending university in a western\\u000a Canadian city during the academic year 2007–2008. There was a

Rozzet Jurdi; H. Sam Hage; Henry P. H. Chow

487

Transfer Student Engagement: Blurring of Social and Academic Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transfer students are a distinct population. Their characteristics lead to a qualitatively different student experience. Drawing on interviews with a cross-sectional sample of transfer students at George Mason University (GMU), this study focused on the ways transfer students perceived their social and academic engagement, on the ways they engaged…

Lester, Jaime; Leonard, Jeannie Brown; Mathias, David

2013-01-01

488

Academic Engagement among First-Year College Students: Precollege Antecedents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes how student characteristics and environmental influences experienced in high school (and the interactions among them) impact academic engagement of first-semester college students. Data, collected from 300 first-year students at a single university at two different times, showed that precollege student characteristics of…

Grabowski, Stanislaw; Sessa, Valerie

2014-01-01

489

Mature students in higher education: Academic performance and intellectual ability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mature students are sometimes said to be deficient in the basic skills needed for effective studying in higher education or to be impaired by age-related intellectual deficits. However, the research literature on the academic performance of mature students contains no good evidence that mature students perform any less well than younger students on courses of study in higher education. Moreover,

John T. E. Richardson

1994-01-01

490

Student writing in higher education: An academic literacies approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article addresses the issue of student writing in higher education. It draws on the findings of an Economic and Social Research Council funded project which examined the contrasting expectations and interpretations of academic staff and students regarding undergraduate students' written assignments. It is suggested that the implicit models that have generally been used to understand student writing do not

Mary R. Lea

1998-01-01

491

A grounded theory study on the academic success of undergraduate women in science, engineering, and mathematics fields at a private, research university  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This grounded theory study revealed the common factors of backgrounds, strategies, and motivators in academically successful undergraduate women in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM) fields at a private, research university in the West. Data from interviews with 15 women with 3.25 or better grade point averages indicated that current academic achievement in their college SEM fields can be attributed to previous academic success, self awareness, time management and organizational skills, and maintaining a strong support network. Participants were motivated by an internal drive to academically succeed and attend graduate school. Recommendations are provided for professors, advisors, and student affairs professionals.

Hroch, Amber Michelle

492

GPS: Shaping Student Success One Conversation at a Time  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing instructor-student interactions and improving support personnel interventions with students positively affects their academic performance, retention, and graduation rates. This article discusses the Grade Performance Status (GPS) which is Northern Arizona University's new online, academic early alert tool for increasing instructor…

Star, Mikhael; Collette, Lanita

2010-01-01

493

Student Success: Stories That Inform High School Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sunnyside High School in rural Washington faces many tough issues common to urban schools but has shown a remarkable ability to help students at risk for academic failure. The Sunnyside Intervention Program was developed for students with a history of poor academic performance, many of whom were involved in dangerous activities, including gangs.…

Shepard, Jerri; Salina, Chuck; Girtz, Suzann; Cox, Jonas; Davenport, Nika; Hillard, Tammy L.

2012-01-01

494

Factors That Affect Academic Performance Among Pharmacy Students  

PubMed Central

Objective The objective of this study was to examine factors such as academic competence, test competence, time management, strategic studying, and test anxiety, and identify whether these factors could distinguish differences among students, based on academic performance and enrollment in the experiential program. Methods A cross-sectional study design utilizing questionnaires measuring previously validated constructs was used to evaluate the effect of these factors on students with low and high cumulative grade point averages (GPAs). Pharmacy students (N = 198) enrolled at the University of Houston participated in the study. Results Academic performance was significantly associated with factors such as academic competence and test competence. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater significantly differed in their level of test competence than those with a GPA of less than 3.0. Students enrolled in their experiential year differed from students enrolled in their second year of curriculum on factors such as test anxiety, academic competence, test competence, and time management skills. Conclusion Test competence was an important factor to distinguish students with low vs. high academic performance. Factors such as academic competence, test competence, test anxiety and time management improve as students' progress in their experiential year. PMID:17149433

Sansgiry, Sujit S.; Bhosle, Monali; Sail, Kavita

2006-01-01

495

Elementary Students' Acquisition of Academic Vocabulary Through Engineering Design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examines how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) inquiry-based learning through a hands-on engineering design can be beneficial in helping students acquire academic vocabulary. This research took place in a second grade dual- language classroom in a public, suburban elementary school. English language learners, students who speak Spanish at home, and native English speakers were evaluated in this study. Each day, students were presented with a general academic vocabulary focus word during an engineering design challenge. Vocabulary pre-tests and post-tests as well as observation field notes were used to evaluate the student's growth in reading and defining the focus academic vocabulary words. A quiz and KSB (knowledge and skill builder) packet were used to evaluate students' knowledge of science and math content and engineering design. The results of this study indicate that engineering design is an effective means for teaching academic vocabulary to students with varying levels of English proficiency.

Kugelmass, Rachel

496

Living–Learning Programs and First-Generation College StudentsAcademic and Social Transition to College  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the role of living–learning (L\\/L) programs in facilitating first-generation students’ perceived academic\\u000a and social transition to college. Using a sample of 1,335 first-generation students from 33 4-year institutions who participated\\u000a in the National Study of Living–Learning Programs during Spring 2004, the results of the study show that first-generation\\u000a students in L\\/L programs reported a more successful academic

Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas; Zaneeta E. Daver; Kristen E. Vogt; Jeannie Brown Leonard

2007-01-01

497

Understanding Today's Students: Entry-Level Science Student Involvement in Academic Dishonesty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty and its implications to learning within and outside of the academic arena are of historical concern to college faculty. Faculty generally associate actions and attitudes displayed in the academic environment as indicators of behavior throughout the student's life. As technology and societal changes occur, student

Nelson, Lynda P.; Nelson, Rodney K.; Tichenor, Linda

2013-01-01

498

Measuring the Success of an Academic Development Programme: A Statistical Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses statistical analysis to estimate the impact of first-year academic development courses in microeconomics, statistics, accountancy, and information systems, offered by the University of Cape Town's Commerce Academic Development Programme, on students' graduation performance relative to that achieved by mainstream students. The data…

Smith, L. C.

2009-01-01

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ATE Student Success Stories: Gerald's Story  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Gerald Kinyua moved from his homeland of Kenya hoping to get an education and explore a new career in chemistry. At first he found it difficult to negotiate the education system in a new country, until he connected with Northern Essex Community College. Now he feels right at home in his program and is ready to look for employment in his chosen field.To download this video and/or captions, visit: https://atecentral.net/index.php?P=StudentSuccessStories

2012-12-04

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Now I Understand! Success Factors among High-Achieving Undergraduate Hispanic Students Majoring in Engineering at a Research University  

E-print Network

This dissertation examined the perceptions of high-achieving undergraduate Hispanic students majoring in engineering with regard to their academic success. As the largest and fastest growing minority group in the US, Hispanics are underrepresented...

Brookins, Bari

2012-10-19