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Supporting undergraduate biomedical entrepreneurship.  

PubMed

As biomedical innovations become more sophisticated and expensive to bring to market, an approach is needed to ensure the survival of the best ideas. The tactic used by Iowa State University to provide entrepreneurship opportunities for undergraduate students in biomedical areas is a model that has proven to be both distinctive and effective. Iowa State supports and fosters undergraduate student entrepreneurship efforts through the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. This unique partnership encourages ISU faculty, researchers, and students to become involved in the world of entrepreneurship, while allowing Iowa's business communities to gain access to a wide array of available resources, skills, and information from Iowa State University. PMID:15134007

Patterson, P E

2004-01-01

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT FUNDING  

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT FUNDING As an undergraduate student organization, there are several USG funding sources you qualify for. See below, Undergraduate student organizations also quality for additional funding. WHAT ARE THE GENERAL ACTIVITY FEE GUIDELINES? All student organizations recognized

Stuart, Steven J.

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Previous Editions Undergraduate Students  

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Previous Editions 2011-2012 Undergraduate Students Introduction Academic Opportunities Academic Undergraduate Degrees Undergraduate Degree Chart Academic Policies and Procedures Academic Discipline Attendance Registration Transcript Policies Transfer Credit Veterans Information Student Services and Organizations Clubs

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Male students give voice to supportive campus environments: A qualitative case study of undergraduate STEM majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research supports the importance of student engagement in enhancing student learning, success, and various desirable educational outcomes. In the last decade, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has been the primary instrument through which student engagement has been explored. Supportive Campus Environment, one of the five benchmarks of effective educational practice measured by NSSE, served as the foundation for this study. The challenge of successfully educating students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines has been clearly documented. Recently, urgent calls have been issued to confront the shortage of students in the STEM pipeline, to minimize barriers to the achievement in STEM disciplines, and to increase the representation of racial minorities and women in STEM careers. This study employed a holistic collective case study design to examine how undergraduate men in STEM majors at a private, selective, research institution perceived the supportiveness of their campus environments. Differential perceptions of the campus environment on the basis of race (Black, Indian1, Latino, and White) and academic success were explored. Cross-case analysis revealed several common themes across all cases. Peer relationships, followed by faculty relationships, were most influential in shaping perceptions of campus environment. Race, academic success, and characteristics unique to STEM were less influential to perceptions of the campus environment. Participants distinguished feelings of a supportive campus environment from their overall perceptions of their campus environment. Further, participants routinely isolated some of their identities, experiences, and perceptions from influencing their overall perception of the campus environment. A connection between the concept of supportive campus environment and sense of belonging emerged. Participants' discussion of the NSSE Supportive Campus Environment questions provided valuable insight into student perceptions and the NSSE instrument. Implications include recommendations for future research, considerations for NSSE administrators, researchers, and institutional users, policy and practice implications, suggestions for faculty, and considerations for those invested in STEM education. 1Indian refers to students who are citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States, who trace their racial/ethnic origin to India. International students from India were not included in this study, nor were Native American or American Indian students.

Amon, Julie L.

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Developmental student support in undergraduate medical education: AMEE Guide No. 92.  

PubMed

Abstract Developmental student support has a focus on developing the whole person, not only academic and clinical competence. The positive and proactive developmental approach is in marked contrast to the deficit and reactive approach to student support which only targets identified students who are considered to be "at risk". The medical school is a nexus for personal development, combining the personal identity formation journey of early adulthood with the variety of new experiences in medical school. Important aspects of developmental student support are the development of resilience and ensuring reasonable adjustments for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. Careers guidance is an essential aspect of developmental student support, including students with doubts about a career in medicine and who are leaving because of poor performance. Developmental student support requires an organizational culture in which student support is considered as the responsibility of everyone, with further support from named personal tutors. PMID:25072412

Sandars, John; Patel, Rakesh; Steele, Helen; McAreavey, Martin

2014-12-01

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Examining the relationships among collaborative learning, autonomy support, and student incivility in undergraduate classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to the general perception among college faculty that student incivility is an increasing problem, we investigated ways in which collaborative learning and autonomy support are related to incivility. After collecting survey data from college faculty and their students, we conducted a path analysis to test the mediating effects of peer interaction for students' perception of autonomy support and

Jessica J. Summers; David A. Bergin; James S. Cole

2009-01-01

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From Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience: Encouraging Innovation in Undergraduate Neuroscience Education by Supporting Student Research and Faculty Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features the organization Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. FUN was established by a group of neuroscientists dedicated to innovation and excellence in undergraduate neuroscience education and research. In the years since its inception, FUN has grown into a dynamic organization making a significant impact on the quality of…

Hardwick, Jean C.; Kerchner, Michael; Lom, Barbara; Ramirez, Julio J.; Wiertelak, Eric P.

2006-01-01

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How do United Kingdom (UK) medical schools identify and support undergraduate medical students who 'fail' communication assessments? A national survey  

PubMed Central

Background The doctor’s ability to communicate effectively (with patients, relatives, advocates and healthcare colleagues) relates directly to health outcomes, and so is core to clinical practice. The remediation of medical students’ clinical communication ability is rarely addressed in medical education literature. There is nothing in the current literature reporting a contemporary national picture of how communication difficulties are managed, and the level of consequence (progression implications) for students of performing poorly. This survey aimed to consolidate practices for identifying and processes for managing students who ‘fail’ communication assessments across all UK medical schools. Methods Data were collected via an email survey to all leads for clinical communication in all UK Medical Schools for the UK Council for Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education. Results All but two participating Schools reported some means of support and/or remediation in communication. There was diversity of approach, and variance in the level of systemisation adopted. Variables such as individuality of curricula, resourcing issues, student cohort size and methodological preferences were implicated as explaining diversity. Support is relatively ad hoc, and often in the hands of a particular dedicated individual or team with an interest in communication delivery with few Schools reporting robust, centralised, school level processes. Conclusions This survey has demonstrated that few Medical Schools have no identifiable system of managing their students’ clinical communication difficulties. However, some Schools reported ad hoc approaches and only a small number had a centralised programme. There is scope for discussion and benchmarking of best practice across all Schools with allocation of appropriate resources to support this. PMID:23834990

2013-01-01

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Support for the 6. national conference on undergraduate research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This addition to the published proceedings of this conference describes the Network Program which included five workshops. The Network is organized to facilitate discussion of issues of interest to faculty mentors, administrators and representatives of funding agencies, corporations, and foundations that support undergraduate research. The five workshops were: Enhancing opportunities for undergraduate research by minority students; Promoting undergraduate research in

Barnwell

1992-01-01

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Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (EMS)  

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1 Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (EMS) Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (PE) Kinesiology Graduate Program 1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of and skill sociocultural, historical, and philosophical perspectives on kinesiology. 4. Students will understand how motor

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Supporting the Development of Persistence: Strategies for Teachers of First Year Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first year of university study has a major impact on later participation and performance. Transitioning to university from school or other contexts requires first year students to become self-directed learners, entering an environment with minimal constraints and expectations of self-motivation and individual effort. In 1991, Costa named the…

Huntly, Helen; Donovan, Jenny

2009-01-01

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Supporting Undergraduate Computer Architecture Students Using a Visual MIPS64 CPU Simulator  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The topics of computer architecture are always taught using an Assembly dialect as an example. The most commonly used textbooks in this field use the MIPS64 Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) to help students in learning the fundamentals of computer architecture because of its orthogonality and its suitability for real-world applications. This…

Patti, D.; Spadaccini, A.; Palesi, M.; Fazzino, F.; Catania, V.

2012-01-01

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The Implications of the Norms of Undergraduate College Students for Faculty Enactment of Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the student normative support for Chickering and Gamson's (1987) seven principles of good undergraduate education. Findings from surveys of undergraduate college students indicated that there was empirical evidence of student support for three of the seven principles: faculty-student contact, cooperation among students, and high…

Caboni, Timothy C.; Mundy, Meaghan E.; Duesterhaus, Molly Black

2002-01-01

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Astrology Beliefs among Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of the science knowledge and attitudes toward science of nearly 10000 undergraduates at a large public university over a 20-year period included several questions addressing student beliefs in astrology and other forms of pseudoscience. The results from our data reveal that a large majority of students (78%) considered astrology "very" or…

Sugarman, Hannah; Impey, Chris; Buxner, Sanlyn; Antonellis, Jessie

2011-01-01

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Information Structures and Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores how undergraduates seek information across various information structures. Taking part in an interview, fifteen students of diverse backgrounds described their information seeking. The findings pointed to several issues relating to the underlying structures of information resources. Suggestions are made for structural…

Lee, Hur-Li

2008-01-01

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CIRRUS: A Chemistry Internet Resource for Research by Undergraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes CIRRUS (the Chemistry Internet Resource for Research by Undergraduate Students), an Internet-based resource in support of the undergraduate chemical research enterprise. Supports communication and information-sharing by providing a companion electronic mail server. Presents examples of services provided by CIRRUS. (JRH)

Waldow, Dean A.; And Others

1997-01-01

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Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains 29 case studies offering lessons learned during a four year NSF-supported MAA project designed to support mathematicians and mathematics departments in the increasingly important challenge of assessing student learning. Three introductory essays set assessment in broader academic and national contexts; an appendix…

Steen, Lynn Arthur, Ed.

2006-01-01

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CIRRUS: A Chemistry Internet Resource for Research by Undergraduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Participation in research can be pivotal in an undergraduate's growth toward a profession in chemistry. The research experience can be an important extension of the classroom, integrating the chemical knowledge students have been building throughout their course work. Research can also be a focal point for a student's course work. CIRRUS, the Chemistry Internet Resource for Research by Undergraduate Students, is provided as an Internet-based resource in support of the undergraduate chemical research enterprise. It is a World Wide Web (WWW) (1) site at http://www.chem.plu.edu/cirrus.html containing a variety of information and links pertinent to undergraduate research in chemistry. CIRRUS also supports communication and information-sharing by providing a companion electronic mail server as a resource for communication focused on chemical research by undergraduate students. Recent articles have described the WWW (2) in relation to chemistry and provided an example of its use in chemical education (3).

Waldow, Dean A.; Fryhle, Craig B.; Bock, J. Chris

1997-04-01

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Associations between trait emotional intelligence and loneliness in Chinese undergraduate students: mediating effects of self-esteem and social support.  

PubMed

Prior studies indicate that trait emotional intelligence (EI) is associated negatively with loneliness. However, the mechanisms underlying the relationship are not clear. This study assessed whether both self-esteem and social support mediated the associations between trait EI and loneliness. 469 Chinese undergraduate participants whose age ranged from 18 to 23 years (208 women) were asked to complete four self-report questionnaires, including the Wong Law Emotional Intelligence Scale, the Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale, the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, and the Multi-Dimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Analyses indicated that self-esteem and social support fully mediated the associations between trait EI and loneliness. Effect contrasts indicated that the specific indirect effect through social support was significantly greater than that through self-esteem. Moreover, a multiple-group analysis indicated that no path differed significantly by sex. These results suggest that social support is more important than self-esteem in the association between trait EI and loneliness. Furthermore, both sexes appear to share the same mechanism underlying this association. PMID:25074308

Zou, Jilin

2014-06-01

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Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and  

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1 Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and Curriculum Requirements Curriculum Effective Fall 2013 This handbook is published by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE Computer Engineering (BSCMPE) degree. This booklet supplements information in the UW-Madison Undergraduate

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and  

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1 Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and Curriculum Requirements Curriculum Effective Fall 2006 This handbook is published by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE Computer Engineering (BSCMPE) degree. This booklet supplements information in the UW-Madison Undergraduate

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and  

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1 Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and Curriculum Requirements Curriculum Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree. This booklet supplements information in the UW-Madison Undergraduate;3 CONTENTS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING HANDBOOK I. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Undergraduate Special Student Application  

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________________ The University of Massachusetts Amherst prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed category. 1. Special Student status is a non-degree admission category primarily for local high school for non-degree graduate status. 2. Non-degree graduate status is offered by the Graduate School to those

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Information for Undergraduate Students  

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of the country's largest cities. The academic philosophy at Rice is to offer students beginning their college by the various schools of architecture, humanities, music, social sciences,science,and engineering.To accommodate. The Shepherd School of Music offers a joint degree in music (BMus/ MMus) that may be completed with a fifth

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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An Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Collaboration between Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research experience was made available to an undergraduate Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) student through collaboration with a Masters-level Nutrition graduate student. Both students were under the supervision of a graduate FSHN faculty member. Positive, self-identified aspects for the students included learning how to work…

Dooley, D. A.; Mahon, R. M.; Oshiro, E. A.

2004-01-01

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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

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Strategies for Supporting and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A key challenge in developing a viable undergraduate research program is securing adequate support for the effort, both in terms of reliable financial support, and (perhaps most importantly) in terms of providing adequate student/faculty contact time. Financial support for undergraduate research is available via the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program, which provides funds for student research efforts both on relatively small scales (i.e., 1-2 students/yr via REU Supplement funds) and on much larger scales (REU Site research projects involving 10 or more students/yr). Depending on the NSF program, funds for intermediate scale undergraduate research efforts (i.e., 3-5 students/yr) may be available as Participant Support via the normal proposal submission process. For faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions, research support obtained via the NSF RUI program and other funding outlets (i.e., ACS-PRF) presumes substantial undergraduate participation in research projects. Securing sufficient faculty contact time for undergraduate researchers is critical to their success and professional development, as well as to the ultimate success of the research. However, the additional time required to train undergraduates in research protocols, along with the challenge of working adequate research time into their generally busier class (and often work) schedules can render such efforts unproductive for research faculty. Strategies I have found helpful in getting the necessary time-on-task and contact time with student researchers include: 1) mentoring 3-4 undergraduates in group research projects, which facilitates technical training and ensures sufficient 'hands' to complete the work; 2) building technical training into traditional courses through open-ended investigative laboratory activities, such that students can begin to develop research skills, as well as the necessary investigative mindset; 3) when possible, providing stipend support for student research efforts, reducing their need for other financial support while in school; 4) committing to a professional outcome and schedule (i.e., presenting results at a specific professional meeting), as a means both to focus student efforts and help them organize their time.

Ryan, J. G.

2004-12-01

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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1 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Engineering and Applied Mechanics? ........................................................................3..................................................................................................................................5 Curriculum in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Plotkin, Joshua B.

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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

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Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and  

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1 Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and Curriculum Requirements Curriculum Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree. This booklet supplements information in the UW-Madison Undergraduate Engineering Effective for Students Entering EE Fall 2012 and Later #12;3 CONTENTS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Funding For Support Of Women, Minority And Disabled High School And Undergraduate Students As Engineering Research Assistants  

NSF Publications Database

... the research experience with the student. ELIGIBILITY Students must be United States Citizens or ... for each student. Funds provided by this program are limited to two students per grant per year. Up ...

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Undergraduate Student Help Guide This is a quick reference tool, providing details of the various agencies and support services available in the University to assist students.  

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management AUSA, Butchart Centre Financial Part-time employment Butchart Centre, University Road Fitness on campus accommodation and facilities Infohub, The Hub (Ground Floor) Academic Skills Academic support Student Advice & Support, The Hub (GF) Specific Learning Differences Study skills advice for dyslexia

Siddharthan, Advaith

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Undergraduate Students as Climate Communicators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), San Antonio College (SAC), and the University of North Dakota (UND) are partnering with NASA to provide underrepresented undergraduates from UTSA, SAC, and other community colleges climate-related research and education experiences. The program aims to develop a robust response to climate change by providing K-16 climate change education; enhance the effectiveness of K-16 education particularly in engineering and other STEM disciplines by use of new instructional technologies; increase the enrollment in engineering programs and the number of engineering degrees awarded by showing engineering's usefulness in relation to the much-discussed contemporary issue of climate change; increase persistence in STEM degrees by providing student research opportunities; and increase the ethnic diversity of those receiving engineering degrees and help ensure an ethnically diverse response to climate change. Students will have the opportunity to participate in guided research experiences aligned with NASA Science Plan objectives for climate and Earth system science and the educational objectives of the three institutions. An integral part of the learning process will include training in modern media technology (webcasts), and in using this technology to communicate the information on climate change to others, especially high school students, culminating in production of a webcast about investigating aspects of climate change using NASA data. Content developed is leveraged by NASA Earth observation data and NASA Earth system models and tools. Several departments are involved in the educational program.

Sharif, H. O.; Joseph, J.; Mullendore, G. L.

2012-12-01

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Students' Understanding of Theory in Undergraduate Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates undergraduate students' application of theory in their analysis of problems presented in authentic leadership cases. Taking a phenomenographic research approach, the paper identifies two levels at which students understand "theory": Level 1-Theory as knowledge acquired from books; Level 2-Theory as support

Liff, Roy; Rovio-Johansson, Airi

2014-01-01

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Student Borrowing and Debt Burden of Undergraduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Since the Higher Education Act was amended in 1992, the number and amount of loans to students has increased dramatically, sparking concern among students, parents, higher education leaders, and policymakers nationwide. It is important to assess at the institutional level how much,students are borrowing and how much,debt they are accumulating. This study reports student loan debt among undergraduates at

Alisha Rychnovsky

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University of Pennsylvania September 2010 www.me.upenn.edu #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS What is Mechanical Engineering and Applied..................................................................................................................................5 Curriculum in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Carpick, Robert W.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University of Pennsylvania September 2012 www.me.upenn.edu #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS What is Mechanical Engineering and Applied..................................................................................................................................5 Curriculum in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Carpick, Robert W.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University of Pennsylvania September 2011 www.me.upenn.edu #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS What is Mechanical Engineering and Applied..................................................................................................................................5 Curriculum in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Carpick, Robert W.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University of Pennsylvania September 2009 www.me.upenn.edu #12;2 TABLE OF CONTENTS What is Mechanical Engineering and Applied..................................................................................................................................5 Curriculum in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Carpick, Robert W.

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Obtaining Funding and Support for Undergraduate Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in undergraduate research activities at colleges and universities nationwide. However, this comes at a time when budgets are being tightened and some institutions do not have the resources to pursue new initiatives. In this article we present some ideas for obtaining funding and support for…

Dorff, Michael; Narayan, Darren A.

2013-01-01

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Funding Guide for new Undergraduate Students who normally live in England,  

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Funding Guide for new Undergraduate Students who normally live in England, Wales and Northern-time undergraduate students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who begin their studies in 2013. Why Strathclyde? Fees and Financial Support Bursaries and Scholarships Government Funding for Students from England

Mottram, Nigel

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Undergraduate Internship Course Approval Student's Name: __________________________ Internship Organization Name: _______________________  

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Undergraduate Internship Course Approval Student's Name: __________________________ Internship: ______________________________ Term of Undergraduate Internship: Fall Spring Summer Undergraduate Standing during term of Internship: ____________________ (Note: 3 Hours in the internship work per week are required for 1 credit of coursework.) Are you

Sherrill, David

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ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES FOR FUNDING AND SUPPORTING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH  

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ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES FOR FUNDING AND SUPPORTING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ZACHARY KUDLAK, ZEYNEP TEYMUROGLU, AND CARL YERGER Abstract. In a time where funding for programs on academic campuses around to find. We discuss some suggestions for funding and supporting undergraduate research programs

Yerger, Carl

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Student Support & Guidance Student Services  

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Hezseltine, US Loans, Financial Support, Student Services Department Level 6, University House, Western BankStudent Support & Guidance Student Services Financial Support Team financialhelp@sheffield.ac.uk Tel: 0114 2221319 or 0114 2221265 M:\\sd_share\\CSW\\FINANCIAL SUPPORT\\American & Can Loans\\POLICY DOCS\\Satisfactory

Stevenson, Mark

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Undergraduate Mathematics Projects Information for students 20089  

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for a successful project. More information can be found on the project webpages [3] What makes a good project important that you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Last year three project students wereUndergraduate Mathematics Projects Information for students 2008­9 We expect that carrying out your

Cox, Anton

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Determinants of undergraduate business student satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

An analysis of the determinants of overall student satisfaction of 1,212 business seniors was conducted using the Undergraduate Business Exit Assessment. A factor analysis of the student's responses resulted in the determination of eight factors which are distinct from those proposed by the providers of this standardized instrument: (a) self-confidence, (b) satisfaction with the curriculum, instruction, and classes, (c) satisfaction

David W. Letcher; Joao S. Neves

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Chapter 4 Undergraduate Student Success (2 Edition) 40  

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assistance. Each U-M undergraduate school or college has developed initiatives to help students who face39 #12;Chapter 4 ­ Undergraduate Student Success (2 nd Edition) 40 Chapter 4 Undergraduate Student Success Goals The University of Michigan prepares its students to become leaders in the 21st century

Michigan, University of

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A Q factor analysis of college undergraduate students' study behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to better understand the study behaviors and habits of university undergraduate students. It was designed to determine whether undergraduate students could be grouped based on their self-reported study behaviors and if any grouping system could be determined, whether group membership was related to students’ academic achievement. ^ A total of 152 undergraduate students voluntarily

Yang Yang

2011-01-01

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Undergraduate nursing student experiences with faculty bullies.  

PubMed

Incivility literature has focused primarily on student-to-faculty incivility, whereas less focus has been placed on faculty-to-student bullying. This study examined the lived experiences of undergraduate nursing students with faculty bullying. Using descriptive phenomenology, this study explored these lived experiences. Themes emerged including the emotional experience of bullying, the giving and gaining of mutual respect, the value of resilience and persistence, and that perception is reality. PMID:24743180

Mott, Jason

2014-01-01

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Obtaining Funding and Support for Undergraduate Research Michael Dorff  

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Obtaining Funding and Support for Undergraduate Research Michael Dorff Brigham Young University funding and support for building an undergraduate research program in mathematics. 1. Introduction Nearly an internally and externally funded program of undergraduate research. This involves obtaining funds to conduct

Dorff, Michael

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Undergraduate Research Experiences Support Science Career Decisions and Active Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined the reliability of student evaluations of summer undergraduate research experiences using the SURE (Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences) and a follow-up survey disseminated 9 mo later. The survey further examines the hypothesis that undergraduate research enhances the educational experience of science…

Lopatto, David

2007-01-01

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Pre-Nursing Handbook for Undergraduate Students  

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1 Pre-Nursing Handbook for Undergraduate Students 2013-2014 BS/MSN Peabody College of Education & Human Development BA/MSN College of Arts and Sciences #12;2 Vanderbilt University Pre-Nursing Society .................................................................................... 3 Vanderbilt Pre-Nursing Society........................................................... 5

Palmeri, Thomas

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Engaging students in an undergraduate research course.  

PubMed

Nursing educators must be creative and dynamic in course design and seek to adopt pedagogical strategies that promote learner outcomes. Using multiple teaching strategies and experiential methods, the author describes one such attempt to engage students enrolled in an undergraduate nursing research course. PMID:21670631

Kohtz, Cindy

2011-01-01

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Death metaphors in Korean undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to understand the meaning of death metaphors seen by 133 undergraduate nursing students through open questionnaires and collage artworks, using qualitative content analysis in Korea. The 4 themes emerged: "rest-physical," "fear-psychological," "separating-social," and "new life-spiritual." PMID:22343929

Jo, Kae-Hwa; An, Gyeong-Ju

2012-01-01

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Uncovering Students' Preconceptions of Undergraduate Research Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like all learners, undergraduate research interns bring to their research internships a variety of initial ideas, opinions, expectations, beliefs and attitudes about research internships. However, there is little published research on students' preconceptions about research internships and the relationships of these preconceptions to actual…

Adedokun, Omolola A.; Burgess, Wilella D.

2011-01-01

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Interaction among Undergraduate Students: Does Age Matter?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This mixed method study described the interaction preferences among generational groups of undergraduate students and how these preferences factor into classroom interaction. The study utilized a two-phase process, starting with qualitative data gathered from focus groups. A published instrument was used to qualify participants for one of four…

Gregoryk, Kerry; Eighmy, Myron

2009-01-01

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Undergraduate Social Work Program Student Handbook  

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Undergraduate Social Work Program Student Handbook September 2012 Helen Bader School of Social://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SSW #12;Department of Social Work Mission To promote and effect positive change through social work of social justice. To create and disseminate knowledge leading to social work and inter

Saldin, Dilano

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Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Schizophrenia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge of students enrolled in an Introductory Psychology class about schizophrenia. Students filled out a questionnaire containing twelve questions on a variety of issues connected to this disorder. The questions were tested in a pilot study using students in a fourth year Psychology course focused on…

De Jong, Meagan A.; Mather, Jennifer

2009-01-01

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Chapter 2 Undergraduate Students: Admissions & Enrollment (2 Chapter 2 Undergraduate Students: Admissions & Enrollment  

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and geographic origins. Student interest in the University continues to grow. Freshman application numbers have interests and characteristics of the student body. For More Information Office of Undergraduate Admissions Math and Critical Reading Scores for New Freshman students at U-M and Peer Institutions, Fall 2011. 2

Michigan, University of

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Chapter 2 Undergraduate Students: Admissions & Enrollment (3 Chapter 2 Undergraduate Students: Admissions & Enrollment  

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and geographic origins. Student interest in the University continues to grow. Freshman application numbers have interests and characteristics of the student body. For More Information Office of Undergraduate Admissions Math and Critical Reading Scores for New Freshman students at U-M and Peer Institutions, Fall 2012. 2

Eustice, Ryan

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Environmental Science and Resource Management Undergraduate Student Learning Objectives  

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Environmental Science and Resource Management Undergraduate Student Learning Objectives Students completing the B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management will have the following: KNOWLEDGE SETS

Anderson, Richard

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Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of Schizophrenia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge of students enrolled in an Introductory Psychology class about schizophrenia.\\u000a Students filled out a questionnaire containing twelve questions on a variety of issues connected to this disorder. The questions\\u000a were tested in a pilot study using students in a fourth year Psychology course focused on Schizophrenia. Participants were\\u000a asked to specify

Meagan A. De Jong; Jennifer Mather

2009-01-01

63

Learning Goals for Undergraduate Forestry and Natural Resources Majors Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative  

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Learning Goals for Undergraduate Forestry and Natural Resources Majors Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative University of California ­ Berkeley The Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) major-changing world. The FNR major includes a professional option (Forestry and Natural Sciences, Professional

Wildermuth, Mary C

64

Undergraduate college students' perceptions of psychiatric nurses.  

PubMed

We surveyed undergraduate students' perceptions of psychiatric nurses' effectiveness and analyzed other sources of data. Students reported that psychiatric nurses' strengths include helping in situations that involve psychiatric symptoms, mental health evaluation, and drug abuse. Psychiatric nurses also were said to be effective when helping an individual with psychiatric symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations. Friends or associates, common knowledge, school and education, and movies are some sources by which students learn about psychiatric nurses. Sources that provided less influential information include insurance carriers, newspapers, and personal experience. PMID:23146011

Wantz, Richard A; Firmin, Michael W; Stolzfus, Melissa J; Ray, Brigitte N; Holmes, Hannah J; Geib, Ellen F

2012-11-01

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Undergraduate research experiences support science career decisions and active learning.  

PubMed

The present study examined the reliability of student evaluations of summer undergraduate research experiences using the SURE (Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences) and a follow-up survey disseminated 9 mo later. The survey further examines the hypothesis that undergraduate research enhances the educational experience of science undergraduates, attracts and retains talented students to careers in science, and acts as a pathway for minority students into science careers. Undergraduates participated in an online survey on the benefits of undergraduate research experiences. Participants indicated gains on 20 potential benefits and reported on career plans. Most of the participants began or continued to plan for postgraduate education in the sciences. A small group of students who discontinued their plans for postgraduate science education reported significantly lower gains than continuing students. Women and men reported similar levels of benefits and similar patterns of career plans. Undergraduate researchers from underrepresented groups reported higher learning gains than comparison students. The results replicated previously reported data from this survey. The follow-up survey indicated that students reported gains in independence, intrinsic motivation to learn, and active participation in courses taken after the summer undergraduate research experience. PMID:18056301

Lopatto, David

2007-01-01

66

Climate Change Education for Engineering Undergraduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The outreach and educational component of my NSF-CAREER grant focused on the development of a new undergraduate course on climate change for engineering undergraduate students and development of project-based course modules for middle and high-school students. Engineering students have minimal formal education on climate issues, but are increasingly finding themselves in positions where they have to participate and address climate change and mitigation issues. Towards this end, we developed a new three-credit course, entitled Global Climate Change: Science, Engineering, and Policy. With a focus on engineering students, this course was structured as a highly quantitative course, taught through an inquiry-based pedagogical approach. The students used a combination of historical climate data from ground-stations and satellites and model results of future climate conditions for different scenarios to ascertain for themselves the current extent of climate change and likely future impacts. Students also combined mitigation efforts, concentrated on geoengineering and alternate energy choices, with climate modeling to determine the immediacy of such efforts. The impacts of the course on the students were assessed with a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches that used pre-post climate literacy and engineering self-efficacy surveys as well as qualitative focus group discussions at the end of the course. I will discuss our undergraduate course development effort and the primary outcomes of the course. I will also briefly describe our k-12 outreach effort on the development of course modules for project-based learning related to air quality and atmospheric science topics.

Dhaniyala, S.; Powers, S.

2011-12-01

67

Burnout in Premedical Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: There has been growing recognition that medical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians across many specialties are prone to burnout, with recent studies linking high rates of burnout to adverse mental health issues. Little is known about the trajectory and origins of burnout or whether its roots may be traced to earlier…

Young, Christina; Fang, Daniel; Golshan, Shah; Moutier, Christine; Zisook, Sidney

2012-01-01

68

Interpreting Recoil for Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The phenomenon of recoil is usually explained to students in the context of Newton's third law. Typically, when a projectile is fired, the recoil of the launch mechanism is interpreted as a reaction to the ejection of the smaller projectile. The same phenomenon is also interpreted in the context of the conservation of linear momentum, which is…

Elsayed, Tarek A.

2012-01-01

69

Information for Undergraduate Students Introduction  

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a sense of belonging even as students engage with the lively cultural currents of one of the country of architecture, humanities, music, social sciences,science,and engineering.To accommodate the full range of Music offers a joint degree in music (BMus/ MMus) that may be completed with a 5th year of study

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

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Undergraduate students' beliefs about the nature of matter  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine how undergraduate students described different forms of matter, how they explained different properties of matter, and how they explained the processes of phase change and dissolution. The second purpose of this study was to compare the findings from the undergraduate students to the findings of elementary students and middle school students from

Jessica K Weller

2008-01-01

71

Mentoring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Students via a Team Effort  

PubMed Central

We describe how a team approach that we developed as a mentoring strategy can be used to recruit, advance, and guide students to be more interested in the interdisciplinary field of mathematical biology, and lead to success in undergraduate research in this field. Students are introduced to research in their first semester via lab rotations. Their participation in the research of four faculty members—two from biology and two from mathematics—gives them a first-hand overview of research in quantitative biology and also some initial experience in research itself. However, one of the primary goals of the lab rotation experience is that of developing teams of students and faculty that combine mathematics and statistics with biology and the life sciences, teams that subsequently mentor undergraduate research in genuine interdisciplinary environments. Thus, the team concept serves not only as a means of establishing interdisciplinary research, but also as a means of incorporating new students into existing research efforts that will then track those students into meaningful research of their own. We report how the team concept is used to support undergraduate research in mathematical biology and what types of team-building strategies have worked for us. PMID:21885821

Karsai, Istvan; Knisley, Jeff; Knisley, Debra; Yampolsky, Lev; Godbole, Anant

2011-01-01

72

A Q Factor Analysis of College Undergraduate Students' Study Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to better understand the study behaviors and habits of university undergraduate students. It was designed to determine whether undergraduate students could be grouped based on their self-reported study behaviors and if any grouping system could be determined, whether group membership was related to students’ academic achievement.\\u000aA total of 152 undergraduate students voluntarily participated

Yang Yang

2011-01-01

73

CAREER GUIDEFOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES 2012-2014  

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CAREER GUIDEFOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES Undergraduate & Graduate Student Services . .4 Alumni Career Services Experiential Learning & Internships . . . . . . . . 16 ProfessionaL aPPLiCation materiaLs . . .19

Shull, Kenneth R.

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Factors Influencing Undergraduate Student-Teacher Interactions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A survey was conducted with undergraduate students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, who are currently enrolled at Philadelphia University to identify variables affecting classroom interactions. Data were examined using a commercially available statistical package (Minitab for Windows) and comparisons were made using unpaired t -tests. This paper will provide data to suggest that differences exist in students' motivation for asking and answering questions that are related to both the number of years they have been at university, as well as their elected science major.

Cundell, Diana; Jr., John D.

2009-05-01

75

Online Student Support Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community colleges serve a population of students that is more varied than any other segment of higher education. Commuter, adult, distance education, returning, part-time, working and transfer students have academic support needs that are varied and decentralized. However, frequently these students do not receive or cannot access the support

Smith, Burck

2005-01-01

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EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND ASPIRATIONS OF UNDERGRADUATE MARRIED STUDENTS AS COMPARED TO UNDERGRADUATE UNMARRIED STUDENTS, WITH ANALYSIS OF CERTAIN ASSOCIATED VARIABLES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A COMPARISON WAS MADE OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS AND ASPIRATIONS OF UN DERGRADUATE MARRIED STUDENTS WITH THOSE OF UNDERGRADUATE UNMARRIED STUDENTS. THE STUDY OBJECTIVES WERE (1) TO DETERMINE TO WHAT EXTENT MARRIED MEN AND WOMEN UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE STUDENTS DIFFER FROM UNMARRIED STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, STATED ATTITUDES TOWARD THEIR EDUCATION…

CHILMAN, CATHERINE S.; MEYER, DONALD L.

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Leveling EBP content for undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

Integration of evidence into practice is an essential outcome for baccalaureate nursing students in this era of health care reform. Cultivation of a spirit of inquiry and appreciation for the role of evidence in shaping nursing practice is central to the development of requisite knowledge and skills. A baccalaureate nursing program curricular redesign placed a higher emphasis on evidence-based practice. The evidence-based practice focus of the undergraduate curriculum is a sequence of 3 undergraduate research courses designed to prepare the graduate to identify, locate, read, and critically appraise evidence at the individual study, systematic review, and clinical practice guideline levels. This curriculum lays the foundation for evidence-based practice in the clinical arena and in graduate nursing programs. PMID:23910923

Bloom, Kathaleen C; Olinzock, Barbara J; Radjenovic, Doreen; Trice, Lucy B

2013-01-01

78

Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB)  

NSF Publications Database

... programs that will encourage undergraduate students, especially those from under-represented groups ... provide year-round support for undergraduate students to gain research experience in environmental ...

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Reinventing the home visit for undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

The Family Outreach Project was designed to teach senior-level undergraduate nursing students how to assess, care for, and develop care plans for children with chronic health conditions and their families. Nursing students (n = 24) could attend one focus group conducted at the end of the semester as part of the evaluation of the America's Promise School Project. Responses were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Qualitative methods were used to identify themes. Comfort with the visit, professionalism of the students, and usefulness of the home visit to families was assessed. Analysis of focus group responses identified four major themes: learning experience, observations about home environment, concerns about having nothing to offer families, and difficulties with arranging and carrying out the home visits. Family responses (n = 10) supported students' perception that families were knowledgeable about their children's chronic health conditions. Families indicated that students were professional and treated families respectfully. [J Nurs Educ. 2014;53(12):696-698.]. PMID:25406846

Pohl, Carla J; Malin, Shelly; Kennell, Lynn

2014-12-01

80

ESL Undergraduate Students' Perceived Difficulties in American Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated the extent to which Asian undergraduate students of English as a second language (ESL) in American institutions had more learning difficulty than non-Asian students, and the relationship of length of time in the United States to the degree of this difficulty. Subjects were 20 randomly-selected ESL undergraduate students at one…

Inoue, Yukiko

81

What Influences Undergraduate Students to Choose Social Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to describe self-reported influences on undergraduate students to choose social work as a major--including the social work populations and activities of interest to social work students. Fifty junior undergraduate students from California State University, Long Beach, participated in the study. A self-administered…

Williams, Brandi Elaine

2007-01-01

82

How Can Mobile SMS Communication Support and Enhance a First Year Undergraduate Learning Environment?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we discuss a case study investigating how the academic and personal development of first year students on an undergraduate sports education degree can be supported and enhanced with mobile SMS (Short Message Service) communication. SMS-based technologies were introduced in response to students' particular needs (in transition to…

Jones, Geraldine; Edwards, Gabriele; Reid, Alan

2009-01-01

83

Our Students AUTUMN 2012 42,570 students | 65% undergraduate  

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.uw.edu/QuickFacts UNIVERSITYof WASHINGTON OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS Our City: Seattle City population: 635,000 Metro population: 3.5 million Average annual rainfall: 37.4" (95 cm), less than New York or Boston Average daily high% undergraduate 117 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED Freshman Class: 17% international students Average class size: 39

Kaminsky, Werner

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Our Students Autumn 2012 42,570 students | 65% undergraduate  

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.uw.edu/QuickFacts universityof Washington office of admissions Our City: Seattle population: 3.3 million Average annual rainfall: 38" (96 cm), less than new York or Boston Average daily high temperatures: oct, 15ºc | Jan, 7ºc | Apr% undergraduate 115 countries represented Freshman class: 17% international students Average class size: 39

Queitsch, Christine

85

Ethical Issues and Concerns Associated With Mentoring Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of a healthy mentoring relationship, and how to go about achieving one, has been explored in several disciplines, including psychology. However, little of this work has focused specifically on unique ethical issues that may arise while mentoring undergraduate students. The authors provide a definition of mentoring in the context of undergraduate education that takes into account undergraduates' status

Dana D. Anderson; Wendelyn J. Shore

2008-01-01

86

Undergraduate Student Handbook Civil Engineering B.C.E.  

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Undergraduate Student Handbook Civil Engineering B.C.E. Geoengineering B.GeoE. 2013-2014 Department of Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Building 500 Pillsbury Drive SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.umn.edu/assets/forms/undergrad_forms/undergraduate_handbook.pdf #12;2 The undergraduate program in civil engineering or geoengineering is the first step in preparing

Mlllet, Dylan B.

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Undergraduate Research Course Approval Student's Name: __________________________ Research Advisor's Name: _______________________  

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Undergraduate Research Course Approval Student's Name: __________________________ Research Advisor: ______________________________ Term of Undergraduate Research: Fall Spring Summer Undergraduate Standing during term of Research: ____________________ (Note: 3 Hours in the research lab per week are required for 1 credit of coursework. A maximum of 3

Sherrill, David

88

The Effects of Homework Sessions on Undergraduate Students' Homework Performance.  

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??Experimenters evaluated the effects of a homework session on undergraduate students' homework performance through an adapted alternating treatments design in two introduction to behavior analysis… (more)

Hamilton, Elissa R.

2013-01-01

89

International Students' Perception of Their Undergraduate Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The growing diversity in American society is reflected in a multicultural student population with which managers and educators in higher education interact. Student diversity presents a challenge within higher education, especially in the development of programs that support an environment that is conducive to learning for its students. This…

Afflick, Barbara E.

2009-01-01

90

STUDENT ACCESS AND SUPPORT COLLEGE OF LAW  

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STUDENT ACCESS AND SUPPORT COLLEGE OF LAW Syracuse University College of Law seeks to attract-educated citizens of the world, yet many highly qualified college graduates who wish to pursue a career in law do of admission because they are already burdened with heavy debt from four years of undergraduate study

McConnell, Terry

91

Prenatal showers: educational opportunities for undergraduate students.  

PubMed

J. Cranmer and C. Lajkowicz (1989) faced the challenge of securing student clinical experiences with healthy prenatal clients. They identified that lack of access to pregnant women, limited number of faculty, and large numbers of students contributed to problems in meeting select course objectives. Little has changed since then. This article describes a clinical experience, known as "Prenatal Showers," where undergraduate nursing students, implementing the teacher role, provide community-based prenatal education in the context of a baby shower. Student groups address educational topics identified by community partners. After student presentations, feedback from prenatal clients is analyzed. Lessons learned include selecting appropriate community partners, clearly articulating academic and community needs, and obtaining seed money to initiate the program. Prenatal Showers are most successful when community partners possess open lines of communication, an accessible population, an appreciation for the contributions made by students, and a willingness to share responsibility for their supervision. Prenatal Showers offer different advantages from traditional maternal-child clinical experiences because students gain experiences with prenatal clients from diverse backgrounds and engage in community-based nursing. The community benefits because educational needs of prenatal clients are met. Strong community partnerships benefit faculty by making clinical placements more accessible and reducing faculty workload. PMID:19616194

Zentz, Suzanne E; Brown, Janet M; Schmidt, Nola A; Alverson, Elise M

2009-01-01

92

Assessing Undergraduate Curriculum Through Student Exit Vectors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One aspect of assessing the undergraduate curriculum is recognizing that the exit vector of the student is a metric in the absence of a structured assessment program. Detailed knowledge across all geosciences departments regarding the disposition of their recent baccalaureate recipients has been at best inconsistent, and in the case of about half of geoscience programs, non-existent. However, through examining of multiple datasets, a pattern of disposition of geosciences BS recipients emerges, providing a snapshot of the system- wide response to the system-wide "average" program. This pattern can also be juxtaposed against several frameworks of desired skill sets for recent graduates and the employment sectors likely to hire them. The question remains is can one deduce the effectiveness of the undergraduate program in placing graduates in their next step, whether in graduate school or the workplace. Likewise, with an increasing scrutiny on the "value" of an education, is the resulting economic gain sufficient for the student, such that programs will be viewed as sustainable. A factor in answering this question is the importance of the undergraduate program in the ultimate destination of the professional. Clear pathways exist for "optimal" schools for the production of new faculty and new industry professionals, but is it possible to identify those trends further up the educational pipeline? One major mechanism to examine the undergraduate program effectiveness related to exit vectors is to look at hiring trends witnessed related to markedly different program structures, such as those at universities outside of the United States. Rectifying academic programs between the United States and other national systems is often a challenge, but even given the substantial differences between depth of technical knowledge and breadth of education across these programs, in the end, the sum product is often viewed as roughly comparable. This paper will look at end-of-baccalaureate vectors in several countries, including Australia and South Africa, and how it reflects on the structure of their programs, how the programs align with the country's professional needs, and the ability for the undergraduate geosciences system to provide the key intellectual feedstock for sustaining the geosciences discipline in these countries.

Keane, C. M.; Gonzales, L.; Martinez, C.

2008-12-01

93

Undergraduate Project Work: Can Directed Tutor Support Enhance Skills Development?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students' perceptions of their skills development and the overall value of their undergraduate project work were evaluated using data derived from questionnaires. Thirty-nine students completing their second year of study (i.e. prior to the commencement of project work) and 42 students completing their third-year project work took part. Thirteen…

Orsmond, Paul; Merry, Stephen; Reiling, Kevin

2004-01-01

94

Investigating Undergraduate Students’ Conceptions of Radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Radiation is an essential topic to the physical sciences yet is often misunderstood by the general public. The last time most people have formal instruction about radiation is as students in high school and this knowledge will be carried into adulthood. Peoples’ conceptions of radiation influence their attitude towards research regarding radiation, radioactivity, and other work where radiation is prevalent. In order to understand students’ ideas about radiation after having left high school, we collected science surveys from nearly 12,000 undergraduates enrolled in introductory science courses over a span of 25 years. This research investigates the relationship between students’ conceptions of radiation and students’ personal beliefs and academic field of study.Our results show that many students in the sample were unable to adequately describe radiation. Responses were typically vague, brief, and emotionally driven. Students’ field of study was found to significantly correlate with their conceptions. Students pursuing STEM majors were 60% more likely to describe radiation as an emission and/or form of energy and cited atomic or radioactive sources of radiation twice as often as non-STEM students. Additionally, students’ personal beliefs also appear to relate to their conceptions of radiation. The most prominent misconception shown was that radiation is a generically harmful substance, which was found to be consistent throughout the duration of the study. In particular, non-science majors in our sample had higher rates of misconceptions, often generalized the idea of radiation into a broad singular topic, and had difficulty properly identifying sources.Generalized ideas of radiation and the inability to properly recognize sources of radiation may contribute to the prevalent misconception that radiation is an inexplicably dangerous substance. A basic understanding of both electromagnetic and particulate radiation and the existence of radiation at various energy levels may substantially deter fear-based generalizations and increase students’ abilities to make rational decisions when encountering various types of radiation in daily life.

Romine, James M.; Buxner, Sanlyn; Impey, Chris; Nieberding, Megan; Antonellis, Jessie C.

2014-11-01

95

Levels of empathy in undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

Empathy and absence of prejudice and stigma are instrumental in facilitating effective nurse-patient relations. This study assessed empathy levels and regard for specific medical conditions in undergraduate nursing students. A cross-sectional study was undertaken using paper-based versions of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE) and Medical Condition Regard Scale (MCRS), along with a brief set of demographic questions. Participants reported good empathy levels on JSPE. Attitudes towards intellectual disability, chronic pain, acute mental illness and terminal illness rated well on MCRS. Attitudes towards substance abuse, however, were lower. There were no significant differences between age groups, gender or year level of study. Overall results of this study were positive. Nursing students demonstrated acceptable empathy levels. Attitudes towards patients who abuse substances highlight an area that needs both further exploration and addressing. Attitudes towards mental health diagnoses were particularly favourable given that these often attract stigma and negative attitudes. PMID:22621294

McKenna, Lisa; Boyle, Malcolm; Brown, Ted; Williams, Brett; Molloy, Andrew; Lewis, Belinda; Molloy, Liz

2012-06-01

96

Development of Attitudes towards Socioscientific Issues Scale for Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to develop and validate the Attitudes towards Socioscientific Issues Scale (ATSIS) for undergraduate students. In the first step, data were collected from 160 undergraduate students from the departments of science education and elementary education to provide validity of the scale. In light of the results of an exploratory factor…

Topcu, Mustafa Sami

2010-01-01

97

NEW STUDENTS 2011/12 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Monday 19 Sept  

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NEW STUDENTS 2011/12 ­ UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Monday 19 Sept 11:00 ­ 13:00 Departmental Induction and Maple TA, groups will be announced on Monday McCrea PC lab 103 13:00 ­ 16:15 College Enrolment Windsor RETURNING STUDENTS ­ UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Wednesday 21 Sept 10:00 Induction year 2 Arts Lecture Theatre

Greenlees, John

98

Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Moral Development in Undergraduate Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines relationships between emotional intelligence (EI) and cognitive moral development (CMD) in undergraduate business students. The ability model of emotional intelligence was used in this study, which evaluated possible relationships between EI and CMD in a sample of 82 undergraduate business students. The sample population was…

McBride, Elizabeth A.

2010-01-01

99

Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences Fellowships in Geosciences: Outcomes from NSF-REU Support to the Council on Undergraduate Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) was supported from 1996 to 2000 by the NSF-REU program. In contrast to the traditional REU model where groups of students conduct independent research projects designed around a common or unifying theme at a single institution or research lab, CUR's summer program was designed to support student/faculty teams to conduct 10-week research project at their home institution. This NSF award supplemented a larger CUR program for all the science, engineering, math, and computer sciences, and significantly increased the funding success in the geosciences division of CUR. During the three years of funding, 18 summer fellowships were awarded from the NSF grant and six additional fellowships were awarded by CUR as a match to the grant. The second part of the NSF award involved the organization of undergraduate poster sessions at the sectional meetings of the GSA and provided travel funds for the CUR Geoscience Councilors who organized the sessions. Nearly all of the students who received awards under the NSF grant presented a poster or gave a talk at one of these GSA meetings. The division also embarked upon an effort to raise corporate and foundation support to sustain the summer award program, but these efforts failed to identify long-term support. Since 2000, more institutions have initiated their own summer research programs and CUR just recently ended its summer fellowships. This poster will highlight the research that resulted from NSF support, perspectives on the value of summer research experiences for students, how this program served as a model for the integration of teaching and research at the undergraduate level, and a look forward as a growing number of institutions recognize the need to provide summer research support for students and their faculty mentors.

Fox, L. K.; Singer, J.; Woodrow, D.; Ryan, J. G.

2005-12-01

100

Tensors: A guide for undergraduate students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A guide on tensors is proposed for undergraduate students in physics or engineering that ties directly to vector calculus in orthonormal coordinate systems. We show that once orthonormality is relaxed, a dual basis, together with the contravariant and covariant components, naturally emerges. Manipulating these components requires some skill that can be acquired more easily and quickly once a new notation is adopted. This notation distinguishes multi-component quantities in different coordinate systems by a differentiating sign on the index labelling the component rather than on the label of the quantity itself. This tiny stratagem, together with simple rules openly stated at the beginning of this guide, allows an almost automatic, easy-to-pursue procedure for what is otherwise a cumbersome algebra. By the end of the paper, the reader will be skillful enough to tackle many applications involving tensors of any rank in any coordinate system, without index-manipulation obstacles standing in the way.

Battaglia, Franco; George, Thomas F.

2013-07-01

101

Assessing Student Outcomes of Undergraduate Research with URSSA, the Undergraduate Student Self-Assessment Instrument  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

URSSA is the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment, an online survey instrument for programs and departments to use in assessing the student outcomes of undergraduate research (UR). URSSA focuses on what students learn from their UR experience, rather than whether they liked it. The online questionnaire includes both multiple-choice and open-ended items that focus on students' gains from undergraduate research. These gains include skills, knowledge, deeper understanding of the intellectual and practical work of science, growth in confidence, changes in identity, and career preparation. Other items probe students' participation in important research-related activities that lead to these gains (e.g. giving presentations, having responsibility for a project). These activities, and the gains themselves, are based in research and thus constitute a core set of items. Using these items as a group helps to align a particular program assessment with research-demonstrated outcomes. Optional items may be used to probe particular features that are augment the research experience (e.g. field trips, career seminars, housing arrangements). The URSSA items are based on extensive, interview-based research and evaluation work on undergraduate research by our group and others. This grounding in research means that URSSA measures what we know to be important about the UR experience The items were tested with students, revised and re-tested. Data from a large pilot sample of over 500 students enabled statistical testing of the items' validity and reliability. Optional items about UR program elements were developed in consultation with UR program developers and leaders. The resulting instrument is flexible. Users begin with a set of core items, then customize their survey with optional items to probe students' experiences of specific program elements. The online instrument is free and easy to use, with numeric results available as raw data, summary statistics, cross-tabs, and graphs, and as raw, downloadable data. Finally, URSSA has high content validity based on its research grounding and rigorous development. We will present examples of how URSSA has been used in evaluations of UR programs. A multi-year evaluation of a university-based UR program shows that URSSA items are sensitive to differences in students' prior level of experience with research. For example, experienced student researchers reported greater gains than did their peers new to UR in understanding the process of research and in coming to see themselves as scientists. These differences are consistent with interview data that suggest a developmental progression of gains as students pursue research and gain confidence in their ability to contribute meaningfully. A second example comes from a multi-site evaluation of sites funded by the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Biology. This study acquired data from nearly 800 students at some 60 Bio REU sites in 2010 and 2011. Results reveal differences in gains among demographic groups, and the general strength of these well-planned programs relative to a comparison sample of UR programs that are not part of REU. Our presentation will demonstrate the evaluative use of URSSA and its potential applications to undergraduate research in the geosciences.

Laursen, S. L.; Weston, T. J.; Thiry, H.

2012-12-01

102

Death anxiety among Ethiopian undergraduate students.  

PubMed

Measurement of Death Anxiety among 151 Ethiopian undergraduate students using Templer's scale and Thorson and Powell's scale revealed that the sample has slightly higher than average death anxiety. The results also indicate that in this largely Orthodox Christian sample, students were afraid of the pain in death and less afraid of what happens to their body after death. As some items in each scale did not work well, the Cronbach alphas were low, .61 for the 12 items of Templer's scale and .78 for the 15 items of Thorson and Powell's scale. The correlation between the two full-scale scores was .58 and between scale scores with only acceptable items was .67, indicating the possibility that both scales measure death anxiety equally well if some items are excluded. Results were not consistent with some previous studies in other cultures. Age was significantly related to both Templer's scale (.29) and Thorson and Powell's scale (.28). Death anxiety dimensions like time, control, and afterlife aspects seemed to have doubtful meanings in the Ethiopian sample. PMID:19810441

Raju, P Mohan

2009-08-01

103

Innovative research and laboratory experiences for undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students majoring in Engineering Technology programs at Western Washington University (USA) have many opportunities to participate in unique undergraduate research experiences and innovative laboratory programs. This paper describes the methods used by the faculty to integrate innovative design experiences into the undergraduate programs at Western Washington University. The CIM projects in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program are used to illustrate

Kathleen L. Kitto

1998-01-01

104

Undergraduate Student Accomplishments History of Art and Architecture Department  

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Undergraduate Student Accomplishments History of Art and Architecture Department 2013 � 2014-Thinking Architecture: A Call for a New Social Space" Joanna Kemp, "The Encounters Project: Teaching Art History Outside Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships: History of Art and Architecture: HAA 0010, Introduction to World Art

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

105

The Field Course Effect: Gains in Cognitive Learning in Undergraduate Biology Students Following a Field Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Field work and field courses within undergraduate biology degrees have been under threat in recent years for multiple reasons and while there has been widespread support from learned societies, academic staff and students for the retention of field study, there has been little research to support the perceived value of field teaching within this…

Easton, Eric; Gilburn, Andre

2012-01-01

106

Investigating Undergraduate Student Ideas about Cosmological Concepts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As scientists seek to understand the nature of our Universe, we can also explore our students’ understanding of cosmological concepts. We will describe an ongoing study in which students’ pre-instructional ideas are examined. Approximately 1000 students have responded to open-ended questions at the start of their introductory astronomy courses. Analysis of the responses, through an iterative process of identifying self-emergent themes, suggests that students have a number of common ideas. In addition to the open-ended written surveys administered at multiple institutions, additional data from a single minority-serving institution includes in-depth student interviews, homework assignments, lab responses, and exams gathered throughout an introductory astronomy course. Results are consistent with the surveys at the beginning of the course and indicate that while students do make strides toward scientific understanding over the semester, they frequently retain some critical misunderstandings. Furthermore, results indicate that using authentic lab experiences with "real" data can address the common student pre-course ideas that scientific conclusions are simply "made up." This presentation will give an overview of our methodologies and the results for student ideas on the composition of the Universe, including dark matter and dark energy. Also see our associated presentations on student ideas of structure and distances (Camarillo et al.) and age, expansion and the Big Bang (Trouille et al.). This work was supported by NASA ROSES E/PO Grant #NNX1OAC89G, as well as by the Illinois Space Grant Consortium and National Science Foundation CCLI Grant #0632563 at Chicago State University and the Fermi E/PO program at Sonoma State University.

Coble, Kimberly A.; Trouille, L. E.; Bailey, J. M.; Camarillo, C. T.; Nickerson, M. D.; Cochran, G. L.; Hayes, V. L.; McLin, K. M.; Cominsky, L. R.

2012-05-01

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EDITORIAL: Student undergraduate laboratory and project work  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last decade 'labwork' courses at university level have changed significantly. The beginning of this development was indicated and partly initiated by the EU-project 'Labwork in Science Education' funded by the European Community (1999-2001). The present special issue of the European Journal of Physics focuses on a multitude of different aspects of this process. The aim of this publication is to improve the exchange of experience and to promote this important trend. In physics research labs a silent revolution has taken place. Today the personal computer is omnipresent. It controls the experiment via stepping motors, piezo-microdrives etc, it monitors all parameters and collects the experimental data with the help of smart sensors. In particular, computer-based modern scanning and imaging techniques open the possibility of creating really new types of experiments. The computer allows data storage and processing on the one hand and simulation and modelling on the other. These processes occur in parallel or may even be interwoven. The web plays an important role in modern science for inquiry, communication, cooperation and publication. Traditional labwork courses do not prepare students for the many resulting demands. Therefore it is necessary to redefine the learning targets and to reconsider the learning methods. Two contributions show exemplarily how modern experimental devices could find their way into students' labs. In the article 'Infrared thermal imaging as a tool in university physics education' by Klaus-Peter Möllmann and Michael Vollmer we can see that infrared thermal imaging is a valuable tool in physics education at university level. It can help to visualize and thereby enhance understanding of physical phenomena of mechanics, thermal physics, electromagnetism, optics and radiation physics. The contribution 'Using Peltier cells to study solid-liquid-vapor transitions and supercooling' by Giacomo Torzo, Isabella Soletta and Mario Branca proves that new experiments which illustrate both fundamental physics and modern technology can be realized even with a small budget. Traditional labwork courses often provide a catalogue of well known experiments. The students must first learn the theoretical background. They then assemble the setup from specified equipment, collect the data and perform the default data processing. However, there is no way to learn to swim without water. In order to achieve a constructivist access to learning, 'project labs' are needed. In a project labwork course a small group of students works as a team on a mini research project. The students have to specify the question of research, develop a suitable experimental setup, conduct the experiment and find a suitable way to evaluate the data. Finally they must present their results e.g. in the framework of a public poster session. Three contributions refer to this approach, however they focus on different aspects: 'Project laboratory for first-year students' by Gorazd Planinši?, 'RealTime Physics: active learning laboratories' by David Sokoloff et al and 'Labs outside labs: miniprojects at a spring camp for future physics teachers' by Leos Dvorák. Is it possible to prepare the students specifically for project labwork? This question is answered by the contribution 'A new labwork course for physics students: devices, methods and research projects' by Knut Neumann and Manuela Welzel. The two main parts of the labwork course cover first experimental devices (e.g. multimeters, oscilloscopes, different sensors, operational amplifiers, step motors, AD/DA-converters). Then subjects such as data processing, consideration of measurement uncertainties, keeping records or using tools like LABVIEW etc are focused on. Another concrete proposal for a new curriculum is provided by James Sharp et al, in 'Computer based learning in an undergraduate physics laboratory: interfacing and instrument control using MATLAB'. One can well imagine that project labs will be the typical learning environment for physics students in the future. However, the de

Schumacher, Dieter

2007-05-01

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Motivational Orientation and Burnout among Undergraduate College Students  

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This study examined the relationships among motivational orientations based on self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000b) and burnout among undergraduate college students. A sample of 191 university students was administered the "Academic Motivation Scale" (Vallerand et al., 1992) and the "Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey" (Schaufeli,…

Pisarik, Christopher T.

2009-01-01

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special/non-degree seeking student undergraduate application at uMBc, every student has  

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special/non-degree seeking student undergraduate application at uMBc, every student has access to exceptional resources, stimulating teachers and individual attention. Faculties working on the frontiers in undergraduate classes at uMBc as a visiting or non-degree- seeking student should review the information below

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

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NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION At UMBC, every student has  

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NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION At UMBC, every student has access to exceptional resources, stimulating teachers and individual attention. Faculty working on the frontiers in undergraduate classes at UMBC as a non-degree-seeking student should review the information below and submit

Adali, Tulay

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Exploring the "Learning Careers" of Irish Undergraduate Sociology Students through the Establishment of an Undergraduate Sociology Student Journal  

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In 2009, a faculty-reviewed student undergraduate journal titled "Socheolas: The Limerick Student Journal of Sociology" was officially launched. The journal, now in its fourth volume, is produced, edited, and managed by a small team from within the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick in Ireland. The objective of this student

Neville, Patricia; Power, Martin J.; Barnes, Cliona; Haynes, Amanda

2012-01-01

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The Intentional Mentor: Effective Mentorship of Undergraduate Science Students  

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Promoting quality mentorship of undergraduate science students has recently emerged as an important strategy for successfully recruiting and retaining students in the sciences. Although numerous faculty members are naturally gifted mentors, most faculty are inserted into a mentorship role with little, if any, training. Successfully mentoring undergraduate science students requires a myriad of skills that can be honed with forethought and practice. In this essay, the value of mentoring, the developmental profile of young adult students, and the traits of a good mentor are explored. The Triangular Model proposed by W. Brad Johnson provides a theoretical framework for the development of effective mentorship. Fifteen tips gleaned from the literature and the author’s personal experience are provided to help improve mentoring skills of faculty working with undergraduate science students. PMID:23493810

Ramirez, Julio J.

2012-01-01

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Self-Efficacy, Perceived Social Support, and Psychological Adjustment in International Undergraduate Students in a Public Higher Education Institution in Malaysia  

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The globalization of the economy and society has had its impact on Malaysian higher education institutions, particularly universities. The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education aims at intensifying globalization through increasing the number of international students. However, many international students struggle with adjusting to a new culture.…

Yusoff, Yusliza Mohd.

2012-01-01

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Role of Peer Support on Intragroup Marginalization for Latino Undergraduates  

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The authors examined 83 Latino undergraduates to determine whether perceived social support of friends mediates the role of intragroup marginalization on acculturative stress and college adjustment. A mediation effect was found for college adjustment but not for acculturative stress. Results highlight the importance of friends for college…

Llamas, Jasmin; Ramos-Sanchez, Lucila

2013-01-01

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Using Spatial Data Visualization to Motivate Undergraduate Social Science Students  

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This chapter begins by describing how GIS software canhelp students see social relations and social policy options. Itargues that visualization should be an integral tool inexploratory data analysis; not just a final step in presentingthe results of analysis. Indeed, a major thesis of the paper isthat visualization should be one of the first topics taught inundergraduate social science research methods courses. Thebalance of the article describes a specific model of how toteach spatial analysis and data visualization in the socialsciences that the author and colleagues are developing withNSF support. This is a chapter in the Visualization in Science Education section of the Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) April 2004 conference proceedings published under the title Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education.

Richard LeGates (San Francisco State University;)

2004-12-01

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Online Learning Communities: Enhancing Undergraduate Students' Acquisition of Information Skills  

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of online learning communities (OLC) on enhancing the undergraduate students' acquisition of information skills. OLC was compared with online tutorials and one-shot face-to-face sessions designed to facilitate students' information skill acquisition. Data were gathered through multiple…

Dominguez-Flores, Noraida; Wang, Ling

2011-01-01

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Association between Adult Attachment Representations and Undergraduate Student Course Evaluations  

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Students' course evaluations often play an important role in career advancement for faculty. The authors examined the association between attachment representations of parents and course evaluations in a sample of 230 undergraduate students. They found a significant negative association between attachment anxiety with parents and course…

Henson, Alisha M.; Scharfe, Elaine

2011-01-01

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Positioning (in) the Discipline: Undergraduate Students' Negotiations of Disciplinary Discourses  

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This paper is drawn from a longitudinal case study in which the authors have tracked the progress of 20 Social Science students over the course of their undergraduate degrees at a historically "white" South African university. The students are all from disadvantaged educational backgrounds and/or speakers of English as a second language. The paper…

Kapp, Rochelle; Bangeni, Bongi

2009-01-01

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Group Experiential Learning with Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Interdisciplinary Approach  

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This research examined an interdisciplinary, collaborative experiential group learning approach, in which undergraduate nursing students met in small groups led by counseling doctoral student co-leaders. Statistical analysis suggests that the teaching method lead to learning of group concepts. Discussion addresses anecdotal observations, limitations, and implications for interdisciplinary collaboration.

M. Carole Pistole; Jane Kinyon; Cynthia Bozich Keith

2008-01-01

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DE PAUL UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES FOR ADULT STUDENTS  

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. Finally, because our programs serve students age 24 and older, we offer services to make sure busy adultsDE PAUL UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES FOR ADULT STUDENTS School for New Learning YOU WILL BE W E, location and more. But one single factor can give you an edge: the school's commitment to adult transfer

Schaefer, Marcus

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Mentoring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Students via a Team Effort  

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We describe how a team approach that we developed as a mentoring strategy can be used to recruit, advance, and guide students to be more interested in the interdisciplinary field of mathematical biology, and lead to success in undergraduate research in this field. Students are introduced to research in their first semester via lab rotations. Their…

Karsai, Istvan; Knisley, Jeff; Knisley, Debra; Yampolsky, Lev; Godbole, Anant

2011-01-01

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General Education An undergraduate student whose enrollment in a  

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101, 102 II. Academic and Professional Development Participation in the Pilot Digital Portfolio, the pursuit of truth, the intellectual and ethical development of students, and the general well. Students also need to be prepared to complete undergraduate work and a major course of study. The mission

Stuart, Steven J.

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NEW STUDENTS 2012/13 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Monday 24 Sept  

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NEW STUDENTS 2012/13 ­ UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Monday 24 Sept 10:00 ­ 12:00 Departmental Induction will be announced on Monday McCrea PC lab 103 13:00 ­ 16:15 College Enrolment Windsor Building Wednesday 26 Sept 10 ­ UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Wednesday 26 Sept 10:00 Induction year 2 Arts Lecture Theatre 3 11:00 Induction year 3

Royal Holloway, University of London

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Native Student and Faculty Experiences: Supportive Systems from the Outside  

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In this article, the author shares her experiences working as a system facilitator, instructor, and mentor for Native faculty and undergraduate and graduate students. The author hopes that by sharing some of her experiences, non-Natives--specifically, those who can provide the knowledge and support necessary for faculty and students to prosper in…

Green, Vicki A.

2003-01-01

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The Role of Student-Advisor Interactions in Apprenticing Undergraduate Researchers into a Scientific Community of Practice  

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Among science educators, current interest in undergraduate research (UR) is influenced both by the traditional role of the research apprenticeship in scientists' preparation and by concerns about replacing the current scientific workforce. Recent research has begun to demonstrate the range of personal, professional, and intellectual benefits for STEM students from participating in UR, yet the processes by which student-advisor interactions contribute to these benefits are little understood. We employ situated learning theory (Lave and Wenger, Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge in 1991) to examine the role of student-advisor interactions in apprenticing undergraduate researchers, particularly in terms of acculturating students to the norms, values, and professional practice of science. This qualitative study examines interviews with a diverse sample of 73 undergraduate research students from two research-extensive institutions. From these interviews, we articulate a continuum of practices that research mentors employed in three domains to support undergraduate scientists-in-training: professional socialization, intellectual support, and personal/emotional support. The needs of novice students differed from those of experienced students in each of these areas. Novice students needed clear expectations, guidelines, and orientation to their specific research project, while experienced students needed broader socialization in adopting the traits, habits, and temperament of scientific researchers. Underrepresented minority students, and to a lesser extent, women, gained confidence from their interactions with their research mentors and broadened their future career and educational possibilities. Undergraduate research at research-extensive universities exemplifies a cycle of scientific learning and practice where undergraduate researchers are mentored by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, who are themselves apprentices to faculty members. As such, research mentors of undergraduate students should be aware of the dual scientific and educational aspects of their advising role and its significance in shaping students' identities and career trajectories.

Thiry, Heather; Laursen, Sandra L.

2011-12-01

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Peer Feedback on Facebook: The Use of Social Networking Websites to Develop Writing Ability of Undergraduate Students  

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The current study explores how integrating a social networking website called Facebook with peer feedback in groups supports student learning, investigates the nature of feedback students received on their writing, and examines their attitudes towards the use of Facebook for peer feedback. The study involves 30 undergraduate students who…

Wichadee, Saovapa

2013-01-01

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Measure Title: Provide continued support and funding for the Sustainability Office to expand student engagement opportunities  

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Measure Title: Provide continued support and funding for the Sustainability Office to expand provide funding for the Sustainability Office to engage undergraduate students through instances such as hiring more student interns, funding collaborative projects outlined in campus sustainability plan

California at Santa Cruz, University of

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A Tri-part Model for Genetics Literacy: Exploring Undergraduate Student Reasoning About Authentic Genetics Dilemmas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Genetics literacy is becoming increasingly important as advancements in our application of genetic technologies such as stem cell research, cloning, and genetic screening become more prevalent. Very few studies examine how genetics literacy is applied when reasoning about authentic genetic dilemmas. However, there is evidence that situational features of a reasoning task may influence how students apply content knowledge as they generate and support arguments. Understanding how students apply content knowledge to reason about authentic and complex issues is important for considering instructional practices that best support student thinking and reasoning. In this conceptual report, we present a tri-part model for genetics literacy that embodies the relationships between content knowledge use, argumentation quality, and the role of situational features in reasoning to support genetics literacy. Using illustrative examples from an interview study with early career undergraduate students majoring in the biological sciences and late career undergraduate students majoring in genetics, we provide insights into undergraduate student reasoning about complex genetics issues and discuss implications for teaching and learning. We further discuss the need for research about how the tri-part model of genetics literacy can be used to explore students' thinking and reasoning abilities in genetics.

Shea, Nicole A.; Duncan, Ravit Golan; Stephenson, Celeste

2014-09-01

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Risk factors associated with depressive symptoms among undergraduate students.  

PubMed

The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship of several cognitive and emotional variables including perfectionism, rumination, and attachment quality with depressive symptoms in a sample of Iranian undergraduate students. Two hundred and ninety nine undergraduate students (144 males, 156 females) from Urmia University of Technology, Urmia University, and Urmia University of Medical Sciences participated in this study. Participants were asked to complete Tehran Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (TMPS), Ruminative Responses Scale (RRS), Revised Adult Attachment Scale (RAAS), and Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The results demonstrated that insecurity of attachment, socially prescribed perfectionism, and rumination could significantly predict the depressive symptoms in undergraduate students. Confirming predictive risk factors of depressive symptoms, results of the present study can produce an empirical basis for designing educational and health programs for people at risk. Accordingly, proper assessment of the risk factors of depressive symptoms in health care settings may provide invaluable information for prevention and management programs. PMID:25042947

Besharat, Mohammad Ali; Issazadegan, Ali; Etemadinia, Mahin; Golssanamlou, Safar; Abdolmanafi, Atefe

2014-08-01

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Students' political engagement: a comprehensive study of University of Ottawa undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article comprehensively examines the level and patterns of political participation of University of Ottawa (U-Ottawa) undergraduate students. Based on a self-administered survey of 570 undergraduate students of all disciplines, I find that U-Ottawa students show high degrees of political interest and involvement (e.g. the average U-Ottawa student regularly informs him- or herself about politics and one out of two

Daniel Stockemer

2012-01-01

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Undergraduate Athletic Training Students' Influences on Career Decisions After Graduation  

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Context Career opportunities for athletic training students (ATSs) have increased substantially over the past few years. However, ATSs commonly appear to be opting for a more diversified professional experience after graduation. With the diversity in available options, an understanding of career decision is imperative. Objective To use the theoretical framework of socialization to investigate the influential factors behind the postgraduation decisions of senior ATSs. Design Qualitative study. Setting Web-based management system and telephone interviews. Patients or Other Participants Twenty-two ATSs (16 females, 6 males; age = 22 ± 2 years) who graduated in May 2010 from 13 different programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Data Collection and Analysis All interviews were transcribed verbatim, and the data were analyzed inductively. Data analysis required independent coding by 2 athletic trainers for specific themes. Credibility of the results was confirmed via peer review, methodologic triangulation, and multiple analyst triangulation. Results Two higher-order themes emerged from the data analysis: persistence in athletic training (AT) and decision to leave AT. Faculty and clinical instructor support, marketability, and professional growth were supporting themes describing persistence in AT. Shift of interest away from AT, lack of respect for the AT profession, compensation, time commitment, and AT as a stepping stone were themes sustaining the reasons that ATSs leave AT. The aforementioned reasons to leave often were discussed collectively, generating a collective undesirable outlook on the AT profession. Conclusions Our results highlight the importance of faculty support, professional growth, and early socialization into AT. Socialization of pre–AT students could alter retention rates by providing in-depth information about the profession before students commit in their undergraduate education and by helping reduce attrition before entrance into the workforce. PMID:23182017

Mazerolle, Stephanie M.; Gavin, Kerri E.; Pitney, William A.; Casa, Douglas J.; Burton, Laura

2012-01-01

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Undergraduate fees International students 2014/15  

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FdSc Chelmsford �10,300 Computer Games Art BA (Hons) Cambridge �10,300 Computer Gaming Technology BSc) Chelmsford, Cambridge, Peterborough (Guild House) �9,800 Animal Behaviour BSc (Hons) Cambridge �10 (Hons) Cambridge �9,800 Computer Science FdSc University Centre Peterborough �9,800 Undergraduate fees

Chittka, Lars

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Testing Risk-Taking Behavior in Chinese Undergraduate Students  

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The DOSPERT, developed by Weber, Blais and Betz, can be used to measure risk behaviors in a variety of domains. We investigated the use of this scale in China. The participants were 1144 undergraduate students. After we removed some items that were not homogeneous, a principal component analysis extracted six components that accounted for 44.48% of the variance, a value similar to that obtained in the analysis conducted by Weber et al. Chinese undergraduates scored higher on the investment subscale compared with the results of Weber’s study. The analysis of individual differences indicated that there was a significant gender difference in the ethical, investment and health/safety subscales, where males scored significantly higher than females. The type of home location was also significant on the ethical and health/safety subscales, where undergraduates from the countryside scored lower than undergraduates from cities and towns on the ethical subscale, and undergraduates from towns scored higher than those from other two areas on the health/safety subscale. Male undergraduates from towns scored higher than male undergraduates from other areas on the gambling subscale. PMID:24836525

Du, Xiufang; Li, Jia; Du, Xiulian

2014-01-01

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Undergraduate in Focus: Can Student Input Lead to New Directions in Planning Undergraduate Library Services?  

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Provides a brief overview of focus groups; discusses the use of undergraduate focus groups on two campuses of the University of California library system; describes methodologies used, including interviews and questionnaires; and describes new directions the libraries were led as a result of student input. (Author/LRW)

Meltzer, Ellen; And Others

1995-01-01

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Identifying student profiles and their impact on academic performance in a Brazilian undergraduate student sample.  

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The recognition of the student profile provides strategic information for planning educational policies in the university environment. The aims of this study were to identify natural segmentation of freshman undergraduate dental students based on demographic, socioeconomic and educational variables, and to subsequently investigate their impact on academic performance of Brazilian undergraduate students. Cluster analysis (two-step algorithm) was used to segment students who entered dental school in the time period from 1999 to 2001 (n=158) into groups based on responses to a questionnaire completed by students at the time of the admission examination. Clustering analysis revealed three natural groups. Age, the parents' level of education, and performance on the first admission test were the most important variables for cluster segmentation. Cluster 1 (n=42; 26.6%) was characterized by female students with higher socioeconomic status and better previous educational indicators. Cluster 2 (n=62; 39.2%) represented disadvantaged socioeconomic profiles, with a predominance of females and older students. Cluster 3 (n=54; 34.2%) showed similar socioeconomic characteristics to cluster 1, except for male prevalence, higher age, and experiencing difficulty in the admission test. Clusters' academic performance was satisfactory in both overall course and course groups (grade point average of at least 7.0), with average ranging from 7.89 (SD=0.44) to 8.13 (SD=0.31) and 7.37 (SD=0.75) to 8.31(SD=0.26), respectively. Our findings provide encouraging evidence for the current context of equality of access to education and reveal the importance of financial support to maximize successful educational experiences of socioeconomically disadvantaged dental students. PMID:22251349

da Silva, E T; de Fátima Nunes, M; Santos, L B; Queiroz, M G; Leles, C R

2012-02-01

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"I'm Worried about the Correctness:" Undergraduate Students as Producers of Screencasts of Mathematical Explanations for their Peers-- Lecturer and Student Perceptions  

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Undergraduate mathematics is traditionally designed and taught by content experts with little contribution from students. Indeed, there are signs that there is resistance from mathematics lecturers to involve students in the creation of material to support their peers--notwithstanding the fact that students have been successfully engaged as…

Croft, Tony; Duah, Francis; Loch, Birgit

2013-01-01

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Undergraduate Student Handbook Mechanical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University  

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Undergraduate Student Handbook Mechanical Engineering 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering;Undergraduate Student Handbook Mechanical Engineering 2 Table of Contents Department of Mechanical Engineering of Mechanical Engineering Academic Advisory Personnel............................................5 Department

Barthelat, Francois

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Exploring perceptions of the educational environment among undergraduate physiotherapy students  

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Objectives The aim of this study was to explore areas of strength and weakness in the educational environment as perceived by undergraduate physiotherapy students and to investigate these areas in relation to the respondents’ demographic characteristics. Methods This study utilized a cross-sectional study design and employed the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure, a 50-item, self-administered inventory relating to a variety of topics directly pertinent to educational environments. Convenience sampling was used, and the scores were compared across demographic variables. All undergraduate physiotherapy students in their first five terms of the programme in a major Swedish university were invited to participate in the study. Results A total of 222 students (80%) completed the inventory. With an overall score of 150/200 (75%), the students rated the educational environment in this institution as “more positive than negative”. Two items consistently received deprived scores - authoritarian teachers and teaching with an overemphasis on factual learning. Students in term 4 differed significantly from others, and students with earlier university education experience perceived the atmosphere more negatively than their counterparts. There were no significant differences with regards to other demographic variables. Conclusions This study provides valuable insight into how undergraduate physiotherapy students perceive their educational environment. In general, students perceived that their educational programme fostered a sound educational environment. However, some areas require remedial measures in order to enhance the educational experience. PMID:25341223

Lindquist, Ingrid; Sundberg, Tobias; Nilsson, Gunnar H.; Laksov, Klara B.

2014-01-01

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Stress, depression, and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students.  

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Admission to a professional program marks the beginning of fulfilling a career goal. However, the rigors of professional education can be demanding. Stress, depression, and anxiety (SDA) can interfere with learning, affect academic performance, and impair clinical practice performance. Studies report a general increase in the severity of and extent of mental health problems among college/university students. The literature regarding nursing students' mental health distress identifies academic and personal sources of stress and coping efforts, with emphasis on the stress and anxiety associated with clinical practice. This cross-sectional descriptive exploratory study investigated levels of SDA among nursing students in 3 years of a university-based program. The association between quality of life indicators including known stressors, such as financial concerns and balance between school and personal life, and SDA was also investigated. Through an online survey, 437 participants from one mid-western Canadian undergraduate nursing program completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales and provided data on quality of life indicators and demographic information. Participants also were invited to provide narrative data about their experiences with SDA. This article will present significant findings including: levels of SDA; comparisons between our sample and a normative sample on the dimensions of SDA; and the results of multiple regression analysis identifying significant predictors of each dimension. Themes from the qualitative comments from 251 of the participants were identified and added depth and clarity to the quantitative findings. The predominant themes represented were: perceptions of clinical practice, coping, personal issues, and balancing school, work, and personal life. Implications and recommendations for curriculum design, ensuring students understand program expectations prior to admission, and enhancing accessibility to mental health/support services need to be considered. PMID:24200536

Chernomas, Wanda M; Shapiro, Carla

2013-01-01

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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

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Research Experience for Undergraduate Students and Its Impact on STEM Education  

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Research experience has been proven to be effective in enhancing the overall educational experience for undergraduate students. In this article, two engineering research projects with undergraduate students involvement are discussed. The projects provided the undergraduate student researchers with motivation for independent research work and…

Zhan, Wei

2014-01-01

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Online Academic Support Peer Groups for Medical Undergraduates  

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As advances in information and communication technologies give way to more innovative opportunities for teaching and learning at a distance, the need to provide supporting structures for online students similar to those offered to on-campus students is becoming more significant. Although a range of support services has been proposed in the past,…

Best, Avril Christine

2012-01-01

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Faculty Support and Student Retention.  

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The Perceived Faculty Support Scale was completed by 300 associate degree students who persisted to completion, 83 who withdrew voluntarily, and 75 who withdrew due to academic failure. Factor analysis yielded the dimensions of psychological and functional support. Students who perceived greater faculty support were more likely to persist.…

Shelton, Elisabeth N.

2003-01-01

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Rape-accepting attitudes of university undergraduate students.  

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The College Date Rape Attitudes Survey and the Attitudes Toward Women Scale were used in a cross-sectional study to assess rape-accepting attitudes of a convenience sample of 1602 university undergraduate students using a survey distributed online. The findings evidenced that males and individuals with more traditional gender role beliefs had attitudes more accepting of rape than the females and individuals who had more egalitarian gender role beliefs. Respondents who personally knew a rape survivor had attitudes less accepting of rape than those respondents who did not know a survivor. These findings support a continuing need to address rape myths in sexual violence prevention programming. The sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE-A) has an important role in prevention services to educate and build awareness of rape myths both on campus and through community-based efforts to reach this high risk population. Further, the SANE can build important linkages between the college campus and the healthcare setting to support the provision of effective intervention services and improved outcomes in victims of sexual violence. PMID:21114758

Talbot, Kimberly K; Neill, Karen S; Rankin, Linda L

2010-01-01

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History of Art and Architecture Department UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS  

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History of Art and Architecture Department UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2010 - 2011 and Distinctions: John F. Haskins Award for Academic Excellence in Art History: Shana Cooperstein and Jennifer Lue Whitney Fall 2010 HAA 1913: Architectural Studies Seminar Teaching Assistants: Aaron Mayers and Connor Mc

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

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Undergraduate Student Accomplishments History of Art and Architecture Department  

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Undergraduate Student Accomplishments History of Art and Architecture Department 2011 � 2012 Awards and Distinctions: John F. Haskins Award for Academic Excellence in Art History: Lauren Taylor in Art History, Fall 2012: Lauren Taylor HAA 0940: Approaches to the Built Environment Teaching

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

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Undergraduate Student Accomplishments History of Art and Architecture Department  

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Undergraduate Student Accomplishments History of Art and Architecture Department 2012 � 2013 Graduating with Departmental Honors: Lauren Bucher, "Bar Architecture: Design of the Third Place" (Bender in Hipster Visual Culture," (Bailey) Chong Hu, "The Return of Traditional Elements in Chinese Architecture

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

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Priority Health Behaviors among South African Undergraduate Students  

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This study examined the priority health behaviors of South African youth by administering a questionnaire to 635 undergraduate students enrolled in a large metropolitan university in South Africa. Results indicate that 65.5% of the participants tried cigarettes at least once during their lifetime, over 15.2% had their first cigarette and 31.2% had…

Porter, Kandice; Johnson, Ping Hu; Petrillo, Jane

2009-01-01

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Building Intercultural Competence through Intercultural Competency Certification of Undergraduate Students  

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The Intercultural Competency Certificate (CCI in Spanish) designed for the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP University) is a theory based comprehensive plan to develop undergraduate students' intercultural competence. This Certificate is based in the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) developed by…

Janeiro, Maria G. Fabregas; Fabre, Ricardo Lopez; Nuno de la Parra, Jose Pablo

2014-01-01

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Group Supervision and Japanese Students' Successful Completion of Undergraduate Theses  

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This paper explores, from a sociocultural perspective, the nature and functions of "zemi" or seminars in which Japanese undergraduate students received group supervision for research and thesis writing. The study also investigates how the "zemi" contributed to completion of their theses. It was found that the "zemi" provided contexts for teaching…

Yamada, Kiyomi

2013-01-01

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Differences in Procrastination and Motivation between Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

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Procrastination became increasingly prevalent among students in recent years. However, little research was found that directly compares academic procrastination across different academic grade levels. The present study used a self-regulated learning perspective to compare procrastination types and associated motivation between undergraduate and…

Cao, Li

2012-01-01

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The influenced factors of internet's buying behavior for undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to explore influenced factors of internet's buying behavior for undergraduate students. The study distributed 300 questionnaires to National Penghu University of Science and Technology, 291 valid questionnaires of them returned. The results showed that the factors (in descending order of mean scores) that might influence the internet's buying behavior include: after-sales service, convenience, transaction

Su-Chang Chen; Chien-Yi Chu; Jia-Fang Rao; Ling-Chin Liang; Wan-Chu Cheng

2011-01-01

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Student and Faculty Perceptions of Undergraduate Research Experiences in Computing  

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Undergraduate research experiences are promoted and funded for their potential in increasing students' likelihood of pursuing graduate degrees, increasing their confidence, and expanding their awareness of their discipline and career opportunities. These outcomes, however, depend on the social, organizational, and intellectual conditions under…

Barker, L.

2009-01-01

154

Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Internship Opportunities Arizona PIRG Student Capters Interships  

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in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. · Internet Internship: The internet has become a powerful organizing to the president in an effort to protect 60 million acres of pristine National Forests. Student interns worked Apache Ethnography and GIS Research Experience for Undergraduates field school, a National Science

Watkins, Joseph C.

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UMass Lowell MSA Curriculum outline Students with undergraduate accounting degrees  

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UMass Lowell MSA Curriculum outline Students with undergraduate accounting degrees Credits MSA concentration courses (5 courses required): 60.605 Governmental and non-Profit Accounting 3 60.612 Advanced Cost Management 3 60.630 Taxation of Business Entities 3 60.640 Financial Accounting Theory and Research 3 60

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ONR invites Undergraduate and Graduate Students to: The Naval Research  

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ONR invites Undergraduate and Graduate Students to: The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program!!!Sophomores now accepted!!!!!! Program Information Ten week summer research opportunities at a Naval Research consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status

Kamberov, George

157

An Exploratory Study of Cyberbullying with Undergraduate University Students  

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Understanding the covert events surrounding the undergraduate students' experience is essential to educators' and counselors' involvement in their success. Research into bullying behaviors has documented victims' feelings of anger, sadness and poor concentration. Affordable technologies have propagated this concern into cyberspace. This…

Walker, Carol M.; Sockman, Beth Rajan; Koehn, Steven

2011-01-01

158

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT  

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1 DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK 06 Department of Mechanical Engineering! We are very glad that you have chosen to pursue your degree in mechanical engineering with our department. This handbook has been prepared to assist mechanical engineering

Hayes, Jane E.

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Predicting Success for Actuarial Students in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses  

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A study of undergraduate actuarial graduates found that math SAT scores, verbal SAT scores, percentile rank in high school graduating class, and percentage score on a college mathematics placement exam had some relevance to forecasting the students' grade point averages in their major. For both males and females, percentile rank in high school…

Smith, Richard Manning; Schumacher, Phyllis A.

2005-01-01

160

Social Problem Solving and Health Behaviors of Undergraduate Students.  

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Examines the relationship of social problem solving to health behaviors as reported by 126 undergraduate students. Findings revealed significant relationships between elements of social problem solving and wellness and accident prevention behaviors, and traffic and substance risk taking. However, correlations revealed differences between men and…

Elliott, Timothy R.; And Others

1997-01-01

161

Introducing Undergraduate Students to Real-Time PCR  

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An experiment is conducted, which in four 3 h laboratory sessions, introduces third year undergraduate Biochemistry students to the technique of real-time PCR in a biological context. The model used is a murine erythroleukemia cell line (MEL cells). These continuously cycling, immature red blood cells, arrested at an early stage in erythropoiesis,…

Hancock, Dale; Funnell, Alister; Jack, Briony; Johnston, Jill

2010-01-01

162

Teaching Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Undergraduate Psychology Students  

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This article describes an experimental undergraduate psychology course that ran for two semesters during the 2009 academic year at a private, urban university in the United States. Students learned the techniques and strategies of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) with a focus on the practical elements…

Ryan, Tracey Ellen; Blau, Shawn; Grozeva, Dima

2011-01-01

163

Undergraduate Education, Tufts University Student Petition for World Civilizations Credit  

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Undergraduate Education, Tufts University Student Petition for World Civilizations Credit 1 For an explanation of the World Civilizations requirements, see the Tufts Bulletin. If you want to count a course. The committee strongly urges not to wait until the last semester of the senior year at Tufts for the submission

Dennett, Daniel

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Undergraduate Students' Mental Models of Hailstone Formation  

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The objective of this research is to investigate students' mental models of the hailstone formation and explore factors that may affect their mental models. The sample chosen for the study was composed of a total of 84 students. The students attended the 1st to 4 th grade classes of the Social Studies Teaching Programme at Giresun University in…

Cin, Mustafa

2013-01-01

165

Nurturing Independent Learning in the Undergraduate Student in History: A Faculty–Student Mentoring Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four undergraduates and a history professor planned for and carried out research in the Belgian State Archives in an attempt to answer the call from the Boyer Commission’s seminal report that identified the need for meaningful undergraduate research opportunities in the American higher education system. Our faculty–student mentoring experience provided an opportunity to develop practical skills for historical research. Success

Benjamin A. Johnson; Donald J. Harreld

2012-01-01

166

Supporting Level 1 Physics & Astronomy Undergraduates at the University of Glasgow  

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It is generally accepted that the retention and associated completion rates for first year classes are an area of concern for UK universities, and physics and astronomy classes at the University of Glasgow are exception. Classes are often large and, as result, student integration on academic and social levels can be difficult to achieve; some students perceive a lack of personal interest and support in what can be a stressful transition from secondary to tertiary education. In order to address these issues, the author has been employed in a new departmental post, Director of Learning Support for First Year. The remit of this post is primarily the implementation of an improved personal contact and academic monitoring and support strategy for first year undergraduates. The purpose of this paper is to present the ways in which it is hoped that the role of Director of Learning Support will positively impact on aspects of the forthcoming academic year.

Casey, Morag M

2014-01-01

167

MSOR Connections Vol 11 No 3 Autumn Term 2011 Fund undergraduate students to undertake focused summer intern projects within universities.  

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MSOR Connections Vol 11 No 3 Autumn Term 2011 13 Fund undergraduate students to undertake focused and stats support staff and an online resource for students; Oliver Bond , University of Exeter, includingstudentandstaffreflections,isinpreparation. #12;MSOR Connections Vol 11 No 3 Autumn Term 2011 14 a framework

Mumby, Peter J.

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Advancing Information and Communication Technology Knowledge for Undergraduate Nursing Students  

PubMed Central

Nursing is a dynamic profession; for registered nurses their role is increasingly requiring greater information process understanding and the effective management of information to ensure high quality safe patient care. This paper outlines the design and implementation of Systems of eCare. This is a course which advances information and communication technology knowledge for undergraduate nursing students within a Faculty of Health and Wellbeing appropriately preparing nurses for their professional careers. Systems of eCare entwines throughout the three year programme mapping to the curriculum giving meaning to learning for the student. In conclusion comments from students convey their appreciation of the provision of this element of the undergraduate programme. PMID:24199114

Procter, Paula M

2012-01-01

169

The influence of reputation information on the assessment of undergraduate student work  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study employed an experimental design to examine the influence of knowledge of a student’s previous performance and the general quality of their writing style on the assessment of undergraduate student work. Fifteen sport and exercise physiology academics were asked to mark and give feedback on two final year undergraduate student essays. The first student essay that participants marked

John Batten; Jo Batey; Laura Shafe; Laura Gubby; Phil Birch

2011-01-01

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Declining Undergraduate Student Performance in Higher Education.  

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Factors contributing to declining academic performance of college students are considered, including: increased government intervention in education, declining faculty expectations and lowered standards, administrative policies, and changing student attitudes and expectations. One view is that government is largely responsible for the…

Spinelli, Teri

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Undergraduate Prospectus Supplement for College Students  

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to a minimum level of interest being shown in any given year. The Student Charter The Further and Higher Education Charter for Scotland sets out the standards that students, employers and the public can expect to the adoption and implementation of the aims and objectives contained within the Charter. Glasgow Caledonian

Berzins, M.

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Undergraduate Student SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY  

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2.4 Speech Science Lab 11 2.5 Human Neuroscience Lab 11 2.6 Student Workroom 11 3.0 Students 11 3, and Secondary Education and Education Leadership. Other programs of study offered by the Department of Human

Long, Nicholas

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Supporting Students' Motivation, Engagement, and Learning During an Uninteresting Activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the capacity of 2 different theoretical models of motivation to explain why an externally provided rationale often supports students' motivation, engagement, and learning during relatively uninteresting learning activities. One hundred thirty-six undergraduates (108 women, 28 men) worked on an uninteresting 20-min lesson after either receiving or not receiving a rationale. Participants who received the rationale showed

Hyungshim Jang

2008-01-01

174

College attrition and the financial support systems of students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Five groups of undergraduate students, dropouts (academic dismissals), low (GPA) stopouts, high (GPA) stopouts, low (GPA) persisters, and high (GPA) persisters were compared in terms of their responses to a checklist of financial sources of support. Clear sex differences were observed in the reliance on financial sources, either singly or in terms of total sources utilized. Differences related to year

Stanley I. Iwai; William D. Churchill

1982-01-01

175

Supporting and Evaluating Transitional Learning for International University Students  

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In 2007, as part of its response to the continuing diversification of students, Central Queensland University introduced a for-credit undergraduate course, "The Principles of University Learning", focusing on "learning to learn" in the Australian university context. The aim was to support the transition of learners with diverse prior learning…

Owens, Alison

2011-01-01

176

Social Support, Self-Esteem, and Stress as Predictors of Adjustment to University among First-Year Undergraduates  

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The current study examined the joint effects of stress, social support, and self-esteem on adjustment to university. First-year undergraduate students (N = 115) were assessed during the first semester and again 10 weeks later, during the second semester of the academic year. Multiple regressions predicting adjustment to university from perceived…

Friedlander, Laura J.; Reid, Graham J.; Shupak, Naomi; Cribbie, Robert

2007-01-01

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Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions regarding factors that affect math abilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A review of the nursing literature reveals many undergraduate nursing students lack proficiency with basic mathematical skills, those necessary for safe medication preparation and administration. Few studies exploring the phenomenon from the undergraduate nursing student perspective are reported in the nursing literature. The purpose of this study was to explore undergraduate nursing students’ perceptions of math abilities, factors that affect math abilities, the use of math in nursing, and the extent to which specific math skills were addressed throughout a nursing curriculum. Polya’s Model for Problem Solving and the Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Affective Domain served as the theoretical background for the study. Qualitative and quantitative methods were utilized to obtain data from a purposive sample of undergraduate nursing students from a private university in western Pennsylvania. Participants were selected based on the proficiency level with math skills, as determined by a score on the Elsevier’s HESI™ Admission Assessment (A2) Exam, Math Portion. Ten students from the “Excellent” benchmark group and eleven students from the “Needing Additional Assistance or Improvement” benchmark group participated in one-on-one, semi-structured interviews, and completed a 25-item, 4-point Likert scale survey that rated confidence levels with specific math skills and the extent to which these skills were perceived to be addressed in the nursing curriculum. Responses from the two benchmark groups were compared and contrasted. Eight themes emerged from the qualitative data. Findings related to mathematical approach and confidence levels with specific math skills were determined to be statistically significant.

Pyo, Katrina A.

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Welcoming and Supporting Disabled Students  

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Welcoming and Supporting Disabled Students Into Physiotherapy THE CHARTERED SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY Jane Owen Hutchinson and Karen Atkinson #12;1 Welcoming and Supporting Disabled Students Into Physiotherapy THE CHARTERED SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY Jane Owen Hutchinson and Karen Atkinson #12;ISBN: 978 1

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Disability services: supporting international students  

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Disability services: supporting international students #12;World rankings aside, word of mouth a particular higher education institution (HEI). Providing an inclusive environment for disabled international be taken to enhance equity in support for disabled students based on research findings from six Scottish

Mottram, Nigel

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The Adult Learner and Student Veteran Undergraduate Experience Adult learner, nontraditional student, adult student, and student over traditional age are terms used  

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The Adult Learner and Student Veteran Undergraduate Experience Adult learner, nontraditional Homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless These students comprise approximately 15 student, or may have a disability. Adult learners and veterans are a marginalized, student population

Boone, Randall B.

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Using student learning and development outcomes to evaluate a first-year undergraduate group video project.  

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Students in an interdisciplinary undergraduate introductory course were required to complete a group video project focused on nutrition and healthy eating. A mixed-methods approach to data collection involved observing and rating video footage of group work sessions and individual and focus group interviews. These data were analyzed and used to evaluate the effectiveness of the assignment in light of two student learning outcomes and two student development outcomes at the University of Minnesota. Positive results support the continued inclusion of the project within the course, and recommend the assignment to other programs as a viable means of promoting both content learning and affective behavioral objectives. PMID:22383619

Jensen, Murray; Mattheis, Allison; Johnson, Brady

2012-01-01

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Using Student Learning and Development Outcomes to Evaluate a First-Year Undergraduate Group Video Project  

PubMed Central

Students in an interdisciplinary undergraduate introductory course were required to complete a group video project focused on nutrition and healthy eating. A mixed-methods approach to data collection involved observing and rating video footage of group work sessions and individual and focus group interviews. These data were analyzed and used to evaluate the effectiveness of the assignment in light of two student learning outcomes and two student development outcomes at the University of Minnesota. Positive results support the continued inclusion of the project within the course, and recommend the assignment to other programs as a viable means of promoting both content learning and affective behavioral objectives. PMID:22383619

Jensen, Murray; Mattheis, Allison; Johnson, Brady

2012-01-01

183

College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs & Student Services  

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Farnham Admin Asst Mark Savage Director Cooperative Education and Career Services Beth Howland Assoc Sharon Ahlers Lecturer Betsy East Assistant Dean Student Services Tracey Brant Kesler Fellows Mike Hammer

Lipson, Michal

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Evaluating student performance in undergraduate preceptorships.  

PubMed

This article explores the challenges in evaluating student performance in preceptorships based on data collected during academic years 1999-2002, which revealed an unusually large number of high grades and relatively few average grades. Multiple perspectives are explored, including preceptor issues of selection, orientation, recognition, role conflict, and experience with giving grades; faculty issues of role confusion and unclear expectations for student performance; and environmental issues of lack of control of the learning environment and differences in the values of education and workplace. Solutions are proposed, including an orientation for preceptors and faculty, ongoing faculty mentoring of preceptors, official preceptor recognition, clear articulation of expectations for student performance and faculty site visits, and creation of grading rubrics for various aspects of the course to be used by preceptors, faculty, and students. PMID:16722499

Seldomridge, Lisa A; Walsh, Catherine M

2006-05-01

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Undergraduate Students -After Graduation -Internships Name of Opportunity AmeriCorps  

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Undergraduate Students - After Graduation - Internships Name of Opportunity AmeriCorps Website http-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who Opportunities Post-Graduation Opportunities Undergraduate - Internships Areas of Study or Interest Open to all

Suzuki, Masatsugu

186

Enhancing Student Learning of Research Methods through the Use of Undergraduate Teaching Assistants  

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By using a quasi-experimental design, in this study, we test the effect of undergraduate teaching assistants on student learning. Data were collected from 170 students enrolled in four sections of a quantitative research methods course, two sections without undergraduate teaching assistants and two sections with undergraduate teaching assistants,…

Crowe, Jessica; Ceresola, Ryan; Silva, Tony

2014-01-01

187

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

188

Dramaturgy in the Classroom: Teaching Undergraduate Students Not To Be Students.  

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Proposes that a crucial task facing a theater professor teaching an undergraduate dramaturgy class is to force the students to stop thinking like students. Notes that the tendency of students to assume that the professor knows more than they do poses a particular problem in teaching dramaturgy. Suggests that one of the central tools for teaching…

Mazer, Cary M.

2003-01-01

189

Use of Web-Based Student Extension Publications to Improve Undergraduate Student Writing Skills  

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Increased opportunities for undergraduate students in agricultural and natural resource disciplines to write for diverse audiences besides their instructor may increase motivation to write and improve student writing skills. The objectives of this teaching research were to determine and compare the initial writing experience of students enrolled…

Motavalli, P. P.; Patton, M. D.; Miles, R. J.

2007-01-01

190

Listening to Student Voices: Student Researchers Exploring Undergraduate Experiences of University Transition  

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This exploratory study presents a different approach to studying transition by involving students as researchers. The aim was to investigate how students talked about their experiences of transition in university. Nineteen first and second year undergraduate psychology students participated in focus groups and semi-structured interviews, conducted…

Maunder, Rachel E.; Cunliffe, Matthew; Galvin, Jessica; Mjali, Sibulele; Rogers, Jenine

2013-01-01

191

Using Crickets to Introduce Neurophysiology to Early Undergraduate Students  

PubMed Central

Anatomy and physiology instructors often face the daunting task of teaching the principles of neurophysiology as part of a laboratory course with very limited resources. Teaching neurophysiology can be a difficult undertaking as sophisticated electrophysiology and data acquisition equipment is often financially out-of-reach for two-year institutions, and for many preparations, instructors need to be highly skilled in electrophysiology techniques when teaching hands-on laboratories. In the absence of appropriate laboratory tools, many undergraduate students have difficulty understanding concepts related to neurophysiology. The cricket can serve as a reliable invertebrate model to teach the basic concepts of neurophysiology in the educational laboratory. In this manuscript, we describe a series of hands-on, demonstrative, technologically simple, and affordable laboratory activities that will help undergraduate students gain an understanding of the principles of neurophysiology. By using the cerci ganglion and leg preparation, students can quantify extracellular neural activity in response to sensory stimulation, understand the principles of rate coding and somatotopy, perform electrical microstimulation to understand the threshold of sensory stimulation, and do pharmacological manipulation of neuronal activity. We describe the utility of these laboratory activities, provide a convenient protocol for quantifying extracellular recordings, and discuss feedback provided by undergraduate students with regards to the quality of the educational experience after performing the lab activities. PMID:24319394

Dagda, Ruben K.; Thalhauser, Rachael M.; Dagda, Raul; Marzullo, Timothy C.; Gage, Gregory J.

2013-01-01

192

Teaching Undergraduate Medical Students the Neurological Examination.  

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The University of Arizona College of Medicine program described extends the role of practical instructor or programmed patient to that of evaluator and teacher of neurological examinations skills for preclinical medical students. The process may help improve the quality of medical education without increasing the size of clinical faculty. (LBH)

Laguna, Jose F.; Stillman, Paula L.

1978-01-01

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Revised 03/2013 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS  

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Bachelor's degree, you must declare a new major. Satisfactory Academic Progress. All awards are subject Financial Aid Awards are subject to the following General Conditions: Degree Seeking. You must be admitted as a degree-seeking student in order to receive federal financial aid funds. If you are pursuing a second

Dasgupta, Dipankar

194

Revised 02/2014 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS  

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Bachelor's degree, you must declare a new major. Satisfactory Academic Progress. All awards are subject Financial Aid Awards are subject to the following General Conditions: Degree Seeking. You must be admitted as a degree-seeking student in order to receive federal financial aid funds. If you are pursuing a second

Dasgupta, Dipankar

195

Undergraduate Students Today: Who Are They?  

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Describes the characteristics of three primary groups of college students: traditional-aged Generation X; nontraditional; and community college. Descriptions cover demographic trends and factors important in each group: consumer mentality; factors related to education, career, and income; behavior patterns; and particular educational needs. The…

Saunders, Laura E.; Bauer, Karen W.

1998-01-01

196

Undergraduate Student Leadership and Social Change  

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Colleges are under increasing pressure to develop future citizens who are interested in-and capable of-creating positive social change and improving their communities. Using data from the multiinstitutional SERU survey, this study suggests college students' participation in leadership positions can promote their engagement in greater social…

Soria, Krista M.; Fink, Alexander; Lepkowski, Christine; Snyder, Lynn

2013-01-01

197

The Attitudes of Undergraduate College Students Toward Gay Parenting  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sample of undergraduate college students from a large midwestern university (N = 97) read one of four vignettes describing a couple interested in adopting a five-year-old African-American male child. Participants completed questionnaires that assessed their reactions to the couple described in the vignette. The vignettes were identical except that the couplesÆ ethnicity was either African- American, Caucasian, or inter-racial

Isiaah Crawford; Elizabeth Solliday

1996-01-01

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Creative Styles and Gender Roles in Undergraduates Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study investigated the relationship between self-perceived creative styles and gender role orientation. Specifically, it was predicted that the creative styles of psychologically androgynous individuals would be different than the creative styles of nonandrogynous individuals. No specific predictions regarding differences among the creative styles of nonandrogynous orientations were made. Three hundred fifty-eight college undergraduate students completed the Creativity Styles Questionnaire-Revised

Chad J. Keller; Lea A. Lavish; Chris Brown

2007-01-01

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Measuring Hong Kong Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes Towards Transpeople  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hill and Willoughby’s (Sex Roles, 53:531–544, 2005) Genderism and Transphobia Scale (GTS), originally developed in Canada, was examined with a Hong Kong sample. Undergraduate\\u000a students, 82 female and 121 male (total n?=?203), completed a Chinese version of the instrument. Overall scores and factor structure of the Hong Kong sample were compared\\u000a with Hill and Willoughby’s Canadian data. Gender differences in

Sam Winter; Beverley Webster; Pui Kei Eleanor Cheung

2008-01-01

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A Study of the Sexual Behaviour of University Undergraduate Students in Southwestern Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the sexual behaviour of the university undergraduate students in Southwestern Nigeria. It investigated the influence of demograhic variables such as age, gender, religion and family background on the student sexual behaviour. The study is a survey. The population comprised the undergraduate students of three purposively selected universities in Southwestern Nigeria. From this a sample of 2106 students

Bonke Adepeju Omoteso

2006-01-01

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Rolling friction—models and experiment. An undergraduate student project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper the rolling friction (rolling resistance) model is studied theoretically and experimentally in undergraduate level fundamental general physics courses. Rolling motions of a cylinder along horizontal or inclined planes are studied by simple experiments, measuring deformations of the underlay or of the rolling body. The rolling of a hard cylinder on a soft underlay as well as of a soft cylinder on a hard underlay is studied. The experimental data are treated by the open source software Tracker, appropriate for use at the undergraduate level of physics. Interpretation of results is based on elementary considerations comprehensible to university students—beginners. It appears that the commonly accepted model of rolling resistance based on the idea of a warp (little bulge) on the underlay in front of the rolling body does not correspond with experimental results even for the soft underlay and hard rolling body. The alternative model of the rolling resistance is suggested in agreement with experiment and the corresponding concept of the rolling resistance coefficient is presented. In addition to the obtained results we can conclude that the project can be used as a task for students in practical exercises of fundamental general physics undergraduate courses. Projects of similar type effectively contribute to the development of the physical thinking of students.

Vozdecký, L.; Bartoš, J.; Musilová, J.

2014-09-01

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Undergraduate chemistry students' conceptions of atomic structure, molecular structure and chemical bonding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The process of chemical education should facilitate students' construction of meaningful conceptual structures about the concepts and processes of chemistry. It is evident, however, that students at all levels possess concepts that are inconsistent with currently accepted scientific views. The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate chemistry students' conceptions of atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure. A diagnostic instrument to evaluate students' conceptions of atomic and molecular structure was developed by the researcher. The instrument incorporated multiple-choice items and reasoned explanations based upon relevant literature and a categorical summarization of student responses (Treagust, 1988, 1995). A covalent bonding and molecular structure diagnostic instrument developed by Peterson and Treagust (1989) was also employed. The ex post facto portion of the study examined the conceptual understanding of undergraduate chemistry students using descriptive statistics to summarize the results obtained from the diagnostic instruments. In addition to the descriptive portion of the study, a total score for each student was calculated based on the combination of correct and incorrect choices made for each item. A comparison of scores obtained on the diagnostic instruments by the upper and lower classes of undergraduate students was made using a t-Test. This study also examined an axiomatic assumption that an understanding of atomic structure is important in understanding bonding and molecular structure. A Pearson Correlation Coefficient, ?, was calculated to provide a measure of the strength of this association. Additionally, this study gathered information regarding expectations of undergraduate chemistry students' understanding held by the chemical community. Two questionnaires were developed with items based upon the propositional knowledge statements used in the development of the diagnostic instruments. Subgroups of items from the questionnaires were formed from the combination of items found to measure different aspects of a specific topic area using a reliability analysis. Average scores for the subgroups were compared to results obtained by students on the diagnostic instrument targeting the same topic area. There were no significant differences of the scores on both of the diagnostic instruments between the levels of undergraduate chemistry students. There were, however, significant differences on certain items of the diagnostic instruments between upper and lower class students. Additionally, misconceptions were identified within all levels of these undergraduate students that corresponded to previous results reported in the literature. A significant relationship was found to exist between the scores obtained on the two diagnostic instruments, as well as strong correlations between specific items and the total scores of the instruments. Response to the expectations questionnaires revealed no differences between the chemical industry and chemical academia, but did provide information concerning the chemical community's expectations of undergraduate chemistry students. Results indicate that undergraduate students majoring in chemistry have conceptions that are inconsistent with currently accepted scientific views. The findings also support the hypothesis that an understanding of the general structure of the atom and the roles played by electrons in molecular bonding and structure is important to an understanding of chemical properties and behavior.

Campbell, Erin Roberts

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Want to improve undergraduate thesis writing? Engage students and their faculty readers in scientific peer review.  

PubMed

One of the best opportunities that undergraduates have to learn to write like a scientist is to write a thesis after participating in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. But developing writing skills doesn't happen automatically, and there are significant challenges associated with offering writing courses and with individualized mentoring. We present a hybrid model in which students have the structural support of a course plus the personalized benefits of working one-on-one with faculty. To optimize these one-on-one interactions, the course uses BioTAP, the Biology Thesis Assessment Protocol, to structure engagement in scientific peer review. By assessing theses written by students who took this course and comparable students who did not, we found that our approach not only improved student writing but also helped faculty members across the department--not only those teaching the course--to work more effectively and efficiently with student writers. Students who enrolled in this course were more likely to earn highest honors than students who only worked one-on-one with faculty. Further, students in the course scored significantly better on all higher-order writing and critical-thinking skills assessed. PMID:21633069

Reynolds, Julie A; Thompson, Robert J

2011-01-01

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Health Perceptions, Self and Body Image, Physical Activity and Nutrition among Undergraduate Students in Israel  

PubMed Central

Purpose This study examines health perceptions, self and body image, physical exercise and nutrition among undergraduate students. Methods A structured, self-reported questionnaire was administered to more than 1500 students at a large academic institute in Israel. The study population was heterogenic in both gender and fields of academic study. Results High correlations between health perceptions, appropriate nutrition, and positive self and body image were found. The relationships between these variables differed between the subpopulation in the sample and the different genders. Engagement in physical exercise contributed to positive body image and positive health perceptions more than engagement in healthy nutrition. Nutrition students reported higher frequencies of positive health perceptions, positive self and body image and higher engagement in physical exercise in comparison to all other students in the sample. Conclusions This study suggests, as have many before, that successful health promotion policy should reflect a collectivist rather than an individualist ethos by providing health prerequisites through a public policy of health-promotion, where the academic settings support a healthy lifestyle policy, by increasing availability of a healthy, nutritious and varied menu in the cafeterias, and offering students various activities that enhance healthy eating and exercise. Implications and contribution This study examined health perceptions, self-image, physical exercise and nutrition among undergraduate students and found high correlations between these topics. Nutrition students reported higher frequencies of positive health perceptions, and positive self and body image and engaged more in physical exercise when compared with all other students in the sample. PMID:23516503

Korn, Liat; Gonen, Ester; Shaked, Yael; Golan, Moria

2013-01-01

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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Contact Information  

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and academic issues. Recreation, entertainment, clubs and societies. Welfare Service open all year roundSTUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Contact Information Academic Counsellors Students will be advised of names. Centre for Academic Practice JA & JH - 548 4064 Graham Hills Building, Room 2.08 · Time management

Mottram, Nigel

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Supporting Trinity College Students with  

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Supporting Trinity College Students with Disabilities into Employment #12;Transition to Employment of the student journey as an evaluation of the service and College culture and ethos. 5 #12;The Disability for transition to employment. The Disability Service provides personalised one-to-one sessions with final year

O'Mahony, Donal E.

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Deficiency areas in decision making in undergraduate medical students  

PubMed Central

Background In family medicine, decisions can be difficult due to the early presentation of often poorly developed symptoms or the presentation of undifferentiated conditions that require competencies unique to family medicine, such as; primary care management, specific problem-solving skills, and a comprehensive and holistic approach to be taught to medical students. Purpose The aim of this study was to assess the decision-making process covering all theoretical aspects of family practice consultation and to recognize possible areas of deficiency in undergraduate medical students. Materials and methods This was a cross-sectional, observational study performed at the Medical School of the University of Maribor in Slovenia. The study population consisted of 159 fourth-year medical students attending a family medicine class. The main outcome measure was the scores of the students’ written reports on solving the virtual clinical case. An assessment tool consisted of ten items that could be graded on a 5-point Likert scale. Results The final sample consisted of 147 (92.5%) student reports. There were 95 (64.6%) female students in the sample. The mean total score on the assessment scale was 35.1±7.0 points of a maximum 50 points. Students scored higher in the initial assessment items and lower in the patient education/involvement items. Female students scored significantly higher in terms of total assessment score and in terms of initial assessment and patient education/involvement. Conclusion Undergraduate medical education should devote more time to teaching a comprehensive approach to consultation, especially modification of the health behavior of patients and opportunistic health promotion to patients. Possible sex differences in students’ performance should be further evaluated. PMID:25053897

Klemenc-Ketis, Zalika; Kersnik, Janko

2014-01-01

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Early identification of future medical students using initial undergraduate grades.  

PubMed

This study assessed whether overall academic performance in undergraduate medical coursework can be predicted with reasonable accuracy by using grades from initial college-level courses rather than total premedical grade point averages (GPAs). Initial college grades from four areas, MCAT scores, and NBME I and II scores were recorded for students admitted to the University of Washington Medical School, for students admitted to other medical schools, and for students not admitted to any medical school. The results documented a high relationship between cumulative GPAs and initial grades, with differences found between those students admitted to medical school and those not admitted. The importance of this study is the documentation that little predictive utility is gained by waiting for overall college GPAs from medical school applicants. Initial GPAs are available 2 years earlier than overall GPAs and provide virtually the same information. Exploratory suggestions for medical school admission policies are made. PMID:3205189

Scott, C S; Greig, L M; Brock, D M; Hunt, D D; Shaad, D C; Carline, J D

1988-09-01

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Undergraduate Students -After Graduation -Research Name of Opportunity Fulbright Student Program for Research and Teaching Assistants  

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school) to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at NIH. US citizens or permanent residents who or permanent resident Name of Opportunity National Institutes of Health Research and Training OpportunitieUndergraduate Students - After Graduation - Research Name of Opportunity Fulbright Student Program

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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The educational preparation of undergraduate nursing students in pharmacology: perceptions and experiences of lecturers and students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the perceptions and experiences of lecturers and undergraduate nursing students relating to teaching and learning issues in pharmacology. A total of 14 focus group interviews were conducted at 10 university settings, which involved seven academic staff and seven student interviews. The focus group interviewing method was used because it enabled all participants to have ‘a say’, facilitated

Elizabeth Manias; Shane Bullock

2002-01-01

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Student Engagement Profile: A Comparison of Traditional and Nontraditional Undergraduate College Students  

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The purpose of this study was to examine if there were differences between traditional and nontraditional undergraduate students level of engagement on a traditional campus. In addition, the engagement profile of nontraditional students was examined to determine whether there were differences when considering moderator variables: such as gender,…

Bonnetaud, Cricket

2012-01-01

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Faculty Eligible to Sponsor Students for a 2014 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)  

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.lovejoy@utoronto.ca) P. McCourt (peter.mccourt@utoronto.ca) J. Mitchell (ja.mitchell@utoronto.ca) A. Moses (alan.varmuza@utoronto.ca) M. Woodin (m.woodin@utoronto.ca) K. Yoshioka (keiko.yoshioka@utoronto.ca) #12;Faculty Eligible to Sponsor Students for a 2014 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) T

Toronto, University of

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Student Computing Support Computing @ The  

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computers and other eligible items during the SC Sales Tax Holiday, 6-8 August Not necessary to be a SCStudent Computing Support June 2010 Computing @ The College of Charleston computerinfo@CofC.edu http://blogs.cofc.edu/scs #12;Student Computing Support June 2010 Want To $ave Money? Purchase

Young, Paul Thomas

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Student evaluation of simulation in undergraduate nursing programs in Australia using quality indicators.  

PubMed

Student evaluation of the implementation of evidence-based quality indicators for simulation experiences in undergraduate nursing programs in 2012 was explored in this study. The evaluation instrument used five specific measures derived from quality indicators. Students evaluated 10 simulation learning experiences in the first and second years of undergraduate nursing programs at two universities in Australia. Overall, students (n?=?85) reported that simulation contributed to their achievement of objectives, but they did not always feel supported in these sessions. Student preparation and orientation was scored lower than other components of the simulation experience. Students reported very good scores for perceived realism and fidelity of simulation sessions, particularly the silicone mask and high-fidelity sessions, which implies that learning from simulation is transferable into the clinical practice setting. However, patient charts and other clinical documents were not always considered to be realistic. Debriefing was scored very highly overall and for both approaches used for debriefing. The student-evaluation instrument was an effective means of measuring student-related quality indicators across a range of simulation sessions. It identified areas for the improved delivery of simulation sessions. PMID:23240779

Kable, Ashley K; Arthur, Carol; Levett-Jones, Tracy; Reid-Searl, Kerry

2012-12-14

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Health behaviors of undergraduate African American nursing students.  

PubMed

Health experts describe lifestyle as one of the most important factors influencing health. Adolescents and young adults have been identified as a population that engages in high-risk behaviors. The purposes of this study were to determine the health behaviors of undergraduate African American nursing students and compare the results to findings from studies of other college students. A convenience sample of 214 undergraduate African American nursing students participated in the study. The Health Style: A Self-Test, a Likert-type scale consisting of six behaviors, was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics and analysis of variance were used to analyze the data. Over 80% of the sample had excellent scores for cigarette smoking, alcohol and drug use, and safety behaviors. Over 60% had good scores for nutrition and stress control behaviors. Fifty-one percent of the sample had low scores for exercise and fitness behaviors indicating they are taking unnecessary risk with their health. Compared to other findings, these findings were consistent in all areas except alcohol and drug use. Early identification of at-risk behaviors among nursing students can contribute to the development and implementation of programs by faculty that foster healthy lifestyle behaviors throughout the life span. PMID:10876466

Adderley-Kelly, B; Green, P M

2000-01-01

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Describing Changes in Undergraduate Students' Preconceptions of Research Activities  

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Research has shown that students bring naïve scientific conceptions to learning situations which are often incongruous with accepted scientific explanations. These preconceptions are frequently determined to be misconceptions; consequentially instructors spend time to remedy these beliefs and bring students' understanding of scientific concepts to acceptable levels. It is reasonable to assume that students also maintain preconceptions about the processes of authentic scientific research and its associated activities. This study describes the most commonly held preconceptions of authentic research activities among students with little or no previous research experience. Seventeen undergraduate science majors who participated in a ten week research program discussed, at various times during the program, their preconceptions of research and how these ideas changed as a result of direct participation in authentic research activities. The preconceptions included the belief that authentic research is a solitary activity which most closely resembles the type of activity associated with laboratory courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Participants' views showed slight maturation over the research program; they came to understand that authentic research is a detail-oriented activity which is rarely successfully completed alone. These findings and their implications for the teaching and research communities are discussed in the article.

Cartrette, David P.; Melroe-Lehrman, Bethany M.

2012-12-01

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UC San Diego Undergraduate Students Veterans Benefits Checklist of Required Documents  

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UC San Diego ­ Undergraduate Students Veterans Benefits Checklist of Required Documents UCSD Undergraduate Students Veterans Education Benefits Information & Notification of Requirements UCSD VA Student be found at http://fao.ucsd.edu by selecting Veterans and their families. Scroll to the bottom to find

Russell, Lynn

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Motivation and Self-Regulation in Online Courses: A Comparative Analysis of Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study provides a comparative analysis of undergraduate and graduate students' academic motivation and self- regulation while learning online. Participants (N = 82) completed a survey that assessed several experiential, motivational, and self-regulatory factors. As hypothesized, graduate students reported higher levels of critical thinking than undergraduates. Moreover, after controlling for experiential differences, logistic regression analyses indicated that graduate student membership

Anthony R. Artino; Jason M. Stephens

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SFU EAL Resources: A Guide for Instructors Academic Resources (for undergraduate and graduate students)  

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, designed to help both current and prospective teaching assistants and graduate students for whom English/services/workshops The International Teaching Assistants Program (ITA program) The ITA Program offers free intensive training seminars for undergraduate students. Services designed for undergraduate EAL students include: a. The English Conversation

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Diagnosing alternative conceptions of Fermi energy among undergraduate students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physics education researchers have scientifically established the fact that the understanding of new concepts and interpretation of incoming information are strongly influenced by the preexisting knowledge and beliefs of students, called epistemological beliefs. This can lead to a gap between what students actually learn and what the teacher expects them to learn. In a classroom, as a teacher, it is desirable that one tries to bridge this gap at least on the key concepts of a particular field which is being taught. One such key concept which crops up in statistical physics/solid-state physics courses, and around which the behaviour of materials is described, is Fermi energy (?F). In this paper, we present the results which emerged about misconceptions on Fermi energy in the process of administering a diagnostic tool called the Statistical Physics Concept Survey developed by the authors. It deals with eight themes of basic importance in learning undergraduate solid-state physics and statistical physics. The question items of the tool were put through well-established sequential processes: definition of themes, Delphi study, interview with students, drafting questions, administration, validity and reliability of the tool. The tool was administered to a group of undergraduate students and postgraduate students, in a pre-test and post-test design. In this paper, we have taken one of the themes i.e. Fermi energy of the diagnostic tool for our analysis and discussion. Students’ responses and reasoning comments given during interview were analysed. This analysis helped us to identify prevailing misconceptions/learning gaps among students on this topic. How spreadsheets can be effectively used to remove the identified misconceptions and help appreciate the finer nuances while visualizing the behaviour of the system around Fermi energy, normally sidestepped both by the teachers and learners, is also presented in this paper.

Sharma, Sapna; Ahluwalia, Pardeep Kumar

2012-07-01

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Diagnostic Tests for Entering and Departing Undergraduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A diagnostic test administered at the start of a class should test basic concepts which are recognized as course prerequisites. The questions should not be over-packaged: e.g. students should be required to create models, rather than this being done for them each time. Students should be allowed great latitude in their answers, so we can discover what they are thinking. When administered at the end of a class the goals should be similar: testing concepts taught in the class itself and the retention of necessary concepts from previous classes. Great care has to be taken to avoid teaching to the test. In assessing an entire program, for example an undergraduate majors degree in physics, then one looks for very general skills and knowledge not specific to any one course. The purpose of an undergraduate degree in physics (or indeed any science) is to equip the students with a set of problem-solving skills and basic knowledge which can be applied in a large variety of workplace settings and to allow that student to contribute to civic society as a science-literate person. The creator of any diagnostic test should always have these big goals in mind. We have developed a set of questions which we think fulfill these criteria, yet are not specific to any particular level of science education. They have been administered to students in secondary schools across Canada, incoming first-year science students and final-year physics students at the University of British Columbia. The results will be presented.

Waltham, Chris; Kotlicki, A.

2006-12-01

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HR Student Forms Checklist Undergraduate/Graduate CSM Student Employees  

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-Disclosure Form EEO Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans Voluntary Self-Disclosure Form Emergency Contact for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status - for Academic and Language Students (I-20), Certificate of Eligibility

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Student Support Assistant Further Particulars Student Services  

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to interviews, which will be held in person but telephone/over-the-internet interviews could also be considered previously will be expected to participate. We need highly motivated and able Student Support Assistants. The selection process involves a shortlisting process and those shortlisted will be offered an interview date

Davidson, Fordyce A.

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Public Speaking Anxiety, Test Anxiety, and Academic Achievement in Undergraduate Students.  

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??Public speaking anxiety and test anxiety are both psychological difficulties which may adversely influence academic achievement in undergraduate students. Previous research has indicated that both… (more)

Ogden, Jeffrey S.

2010-01-01

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URSSA, the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment: A Tool for Assessing Student Outcomes of Undergraduate Research  

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Evidence-based thinking is essential both to science and to the development of effective educational programs. Thus assessment of student learning—gathering evidence about the nature and depth of students’ learning gains, and about how they arise—is a centerpiece of any effective undergraduate research (UR) program. Assessment data can be used to monitor progress, to diagnose problems, to strengthen program designs, and to report both good outcomes and strategies to improve them to institutional and financial stakeholders in UR programs. While the positive impact of UR on students’ educational, personal and professional development has long been a matter of faith, only recently have researchers and evaluators developed an empirical basis by which to identify and explain these outcomes. Based on this growing body of evidence, URSSA, the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment, is a survey tool that departments and programs can use to assess student outcomes of UR. URSSA focuses on what students learn from their UR experience, rather than whether they liked it. Both multiple-choice and open-ended items focus on students’ gains from UR, including: (1) skills such as lab work and communication; (2) conceptual knowledge and linkages among ideas in their field and with other fields; (3) deepened understanding of the intellectual and practical work of science; (4) growth in confidence and adoption of the identity of scientist; (5) preparation for a career or graduate school in science; and (6) greater clarity in understanding what career or educational path they might wish to pursue. Other items probe students’ participation in important activities that have been shown to lead to these gains; and a set of optional items can be included to probe specific program features that may supplement UR (e.g. field trips, career seminars, housing arrangements). The poster will describe URSSA's content, development, validation, and use. For more information about URSSA and how to use it, visit our web site.

Laursen, S. L.; Hunter, A.; Weston, T.; Thiry, H.

2009-12-01

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE  

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Examinations B.4.6 Plagiarism and Unfair Means B.4.7 Membership of Clubs and Societies B.5 Academic Support B.5BRASENOSE COLLEGE OXFORD UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK "BLUE BOOK" ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014 #12CORT is the University's undergraduate tutorial reporting system. Tutors complete reports on students' academic progress

Oxford, University of

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The link between drinking and gambling among undergraduate university students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this research was to explore different aspects of the link between alcohol use and gambling among undergraduate university students (N = 121). Potential aspects of the link examined included level of involvement in each behavior, consequences, motives for involvement, and impaired control over involvement. Results confirmed that drinking and gambling among university students are associated, consistent with the expectations of a problem syndrome model. The strongest link was between general dimensions of problematic involvement for both behaviors. Students who drink to cope and have other indicators of alcohol problems are more likely to gamble to cope, gamble to win money, and have higher gambling involvement and gambling-related problems. However, the salience of drinking and gambling to cope in this relationship is an interesting finding that needs further exploration and extension to other problem behaviors. PMID:23915367

Hodgins, David C; Racicot, Stephanie

2013-09-01

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Engaging Undergraduate Students in Transiting Exoplanet Research with Small Telescopes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Brigham Young University has a relatively large undergraduate physics program with 300 to 360 physics majors. Each of these students is required to be engaged in a research group and to produce a senior thesis before graduating. For the astronomy professors, this means that each of us is mentoring at least 4-6 undergraduate students at any given time. For the past few years I have been searching for meaningful research projects that make use of our telescope resources and are exciting for both myself and my students. We first started following up Kepler Objects of Interest with our 0.9 meter telescope, but quickly realized that most of the transits we could observe were better analyzed with Kepler data and were false positive objects. So now we have joined a team that is searching for transiting planets, and my students are using our 16" telescope to do ground based follow-up on the hundreds of possible transiting planet candidates produced by this survey. In this presentation I will describe our current telescopes, the observational setup, and how we use our telescopes to search for transiting planets. I'll describe some of the software the students have written. I'll also explain how to use the NASA Exoplanet Archive to gather data on known transiting planets and Kepler Objects of Interests. These databases are useful for determining the observational limits of your small telescopes and teaching your students how to reduce and report data on transiting planets. Once that is in place, you are potentially ready to join existing transiting planet missions by doing ground-based follow-up. I will explain how easy it can be to implement this type of research at any high school, college, or university with a small telescope and CCD camera.

Stephens, Denise C.; Stoker, E.; Gaillard, C.; Ranquist, E.; Lara, P.; Wright, K.

2013-10-01

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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

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Relation of Religious Support to Career Decision Self-Efficacy in College Students  

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This study examined the relation of religious support to social support, career exploration, and career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) in a sample of 133 undergraduate students involved in religious organizations. Religious support correlated significantly with social support and CDSE but not career exploration. Regression analyses indicated that…

Duffy, Ryan D.; Lent, Robert W.

2008-01-01

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StudentAffairsSupport VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS  

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Center Counseling and Psychological Services Disabled Student Services Educational Partnerships Financial Services, Career Center, Dean of Students Office, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disabled StudentStudentAffairsSupport #12;VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS Langsdorf Hall 805 657

de Lijser, Peter

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Chapter 2 Undergraduate Students: Admissions & Enrollment (4 Chapter 2 Undergraduate Students: Admissions & Enrollment  

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and geographic origins. (Diversity data is found in Chapter 7.) Student interest in the University continues in every entering class contribute to the varied interests and characteristics of the student body, Fall 2003 and Fall 2013. 2.3.2 SAT Math and Critical Reading Scores for New Freshman students at U

Awtar, Shorya

233

Instructors' Support of Student Autonomy in an Introductory Physics Course  

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The role of autonomy in the student experience in a large-enrollment undergraduate introductory physics course was studied from a self-determination theory perspective. A correlational study investigated whether certain aspects of the student experience correlated with how autonomy supportive (versus controlling) students perceived their…

Hall, Nicholas; Webb, David

2014-01-01

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Modeling the Problem-based Learning Preferences of McMaster University Undergraduate Medical Students Using a Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: To use methods from the field of marketing research to involve students in the redesign of McMaster University’s small group,\\u000a problem-based undergraduate medical education program. Methods: We used themes from a focus group conducted in an electronic decision support lab to compose 14 four-level educational attributes.\\u000a Undergraduate medical students completed a discrete choice experiment composed of 15 web-administered, partial-profile,

Charles E. Cunningham; Ken Deal; Alan Neville; Heather Rimas; Lynne Lohfeld

2006-01-01

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Undergraduate engineering student experiences: Comparing sex, gender and switcher status  

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This dissertation explores undergraduate engineering experiences, comparing men with women and switchers with non-switchers. Factors related to a chilly academic climate and gender-role socialization are hypothesized to contribute to variations in men's and women's academic experiences and persistence rates. Both quantitative and qualitative data are utilized in an effort to triangulate the findings. Secondary survey data, acquired as result of a 1992 Academic Environment Survey, were utilized to test the hypothesis that sex is the most important predictor (i.e., demographic variable) of perceptions of academic climate. Regression analyses show that sex by itself is not always a significant determinant. However, when sex and college (engineering vs. other) are combined into dummy variables, they are statistically significant in models where sex was not significant alone. This finding indicates that looking at sex differences alone may be too simplistic. Thirty personal interviews were conducted with a random stratified sample of undergraduate students from the 1993 engineering cohort. The interview data indicate that differences in childhood socialization are important. With regard to persistence, differences in socialization are greater for switchers vs. non-switchers than men vs. women. Thus, gender-role socialization does not appear to play as prominent a role in women's persistence as past literature would indicate. This may be due to the self-selection process that occurs among women who choose to pursue engineering. Other aspects of childhood socialization such as parents' level of educational and occupation, students' high school academic preparation and knowledge of what to expect of college classes appear to be more important. In addition, there is evidence that, for women, male siblings play an important role in socialization. There is also evidence that women engineering students at Midwestern University face a chilly academic climate. The factors which appear to contribute the most to an inhospitable atmosphere include subtle behaviors on the part of faculty and administrators and blatant sexist, derogatory and hostile comments and jokes on the part of male undergraduate students. Personal interview data indicate continued resistance among some male administrators, faculty and students to women pursuing majors in engineering.

Fergen, Brenda Sue

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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

237

Undergraduate Students' Conceptions of Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientists and educators strive to improve climate literacy throughout society, whether through communication of research findings or though classroom teaching. Despite these efforts, climate change misconceptions exist in students and the general public. When educators present evidence that contradicts misconceptions, students may begin to struggle with their inaccurate ideas and perhaps transition towards a scientifically-accepted understanding. These transitions, called conceptual change, can occur in college climate change courses. The purpose of this presentation is to describe college students' ideas of natural and anthropogenic climate change and the way these ideas change throughout a climate change course. This presentation is based on five case studies of undergraduate students in a large lecture-hall course dedicated to climate change. Each case study student represents a different level of climate change understanding at the beginning of the semester. These case studies and subsequent cross-case analyses result from a qualitative research study using interviews, field notes, artifact analysis, coding and categorization, and research memos. The cases show shifts in all five students' ideas of natural and anthropogenic climate change. During the first month of class, the three lower achieving students expressed uncertainty about the increase in average global temperatures due to anthropogenic climate change. At the end of the semester, these students explained that warming from climate change is natural, yet the rate of this warming is increasing due to human activities. Two of the lower achieving students constructed definitions of climate change different than the definition used by the professor in the classroom. These students solidified the idea that the term "climate change" describes the change that results from natural forcings only, while the term "global warming" describes change in the climate that results from human-caused forcings. Their constructed definition removes human-causes from association with the word "climate change", which may influence their climate change understanding. Of the two higher achieving students, one emphasized anthropogenic climate change at the beginning of the semester, but later focused on natural climate change during his interviews. The other high achieving student included tangential environmental topics in her descriptions of climate change throughout the entire semester, thus conflating climate change's definition. These alternative definitions of climate change indicate that the learners constructed hybrid conceptions in order to incorporate class content with their prior ideas. These hybrid conceptions indicate that the students' understandings lie somewhere between misconceptions and conceptual change. Since the students demonstrated these hybrid conceptions at the end of class, perhaps more time is needed for the students to process the information. These case studies identify the gaps the professor should address for conceptual change to fully occur.

Trenbath, K. L.

2011-12-01

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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

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An Undergraduate Teacher Education Program For Engineering Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This workshop presentation provides information about the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP) for the Division of Engineering and Department of Education at Brown University. This teaching preparation program is meant for students concentrating in the engineering ScB or AB programs. Graduates will be granted Rhode Island certification for teaching physics at the secondary (7-12) level. The program builds on the strong commitment of the engineering faculty students to the ongoing outreach programs in K-12 education. In this presentation the structure of the program, and its strengths and weaknesses are described. The mechanics of getting approval for the program from all constituents ranging from the engineering department to the university administration to the Rhode Island Department of Education are also explained.

Blume, Janet

2007-03-21

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Paid part-time employment and academic performance of undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

Nursing students are increasingly undertaking paid term-time employment to finance their living expenses and studies. However the type and duration of this part-time work is unknown; furthermore there is a limited evidence on the extent to which this part-time employment is impacting on academic performance and the student's experience of higher education. To address this shortfall this study undertook a cross-sectional survey of undergraduate nursing students to explore the incidence of student involvement in term-time employment and to develop an understanding of the relationship of employment on student's academic and clinical achievement, and on their experience of higher education. The results found that the vast majority of the sample were working in part-time employment during term-time. The average number of hours worked per week was sixteen. The number of hours worked per week was found to be a predictor of course performance, the student's experience of college and grades achieved. Students who worked greater hours reported negative outcomes in each of these three domains. The findings also support the contention that it is not working per se that has a detrimental effect on student outcomes but the numbers of hours' students are actually working while attending college. Therefore policy makers, educationalists and health service providers need to be aware of the burden that nursing students may have to contend with in combining work with their academic studies. PMID:19246132

Rochford, Céire; Connolly, Michael; Drennan, Jonathan

2009-08-01

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Critical-Thinking Predisposition Among Undergraduate Athletic Training Students.  

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the tendency of undergraduate athletic training students to think critically, to assess their likelihood of using specific components of critical thinking, and to study the effect of selected demographic and educational variables on critical-thinking tendencies in this sample of students. DESIGN AND SETTING: Data were collected before regularly scheduled athletic training classes at the beginning of the spring semester. SUBJECTS: Ninety-one students enrolled in 3 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs-accredited undergraduate athletic training education programs in the southeast. The subjects ranged in age from 19 to 29 years (mean age = 22.33 +/- 1.94). Forty-six (50.5%) of the subjects were men and 45 (49.5%) were women. MEASUREMENTS: The California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory contains 75 Likert-type items assessing 7 components of critical thinking: truth seeking, open mindedness, analyticity, systematicity, inquisitiveness, cognitive maturity, and critical-thinking self-confidence. RESULTS: The overall mean indicated a general but mild trend toward critical thinking, with weak scores on the truth-seeking subscale. One-way analysis of variance reflected significant differences among the schools for truth seeking, open mindedness, and maturity subscales and for the overall mean score for the entire inventory. Only the open-mindedness difference persisted between 2 of the schools after post hoc testing. Correlation analyses indicated no significant relationship between total score and age, sex, ethnicity, year in athletic training program, cumulative grade point average, completed semester hours, or clinical-experience hours. CONCLUSIONS: Athletic training students are inclined toward critical thinking, but this tendency is relatively weak. Classroom and clinical instructors should use teaching methods and techniques that facilitate the components of critical thinking. The promotion of critical thinking and critical-thinking skills has implications for athletic training education and the advancement of certified athletic trainers and the profession of athletic training. PMID:12937536

Leaver-Dunn, Deidre; Harrelson, Gary L; Martin, Malissa; Wyatt, Tom

2002-12-01

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Undergraduate Students' Science-Related Ideas as Embedded in Their Environmental Worldviews  

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This study explored environmental worldviews of selected undergraduate students in Taiwan and located the associations of these worldviews with science. The "environment" is represented as nature or the natural world, as opposed to the social and spiritual world. The participants were undergraduate students (14 science and 15 nonscience…

Liu, Shu-Chiu; Lin, Huann-shyang

2014-01-01

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A New Model for Transitioning Students from the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory to the Research Laboratory  

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The transformation of 346 chemistry courses into a training experience that could provide undergraduate students with a skill set essential for a research-based chemistry career is presented. The course has an innovative structure that connects undergraduate students with graduate research labs at the semester midpoint and also includes new,…

Hollenbeck, Jessica J.; Wixson, Emily N.; Geske, Grant D.; Dodge, Matthew W.; Tseng, T. Andrew; Clauss, Allen D.; Blackwell, Helen E.

2006-01-01

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Neuroscience Workshops for Fifth-Grade School Children by Undergraduate Students: A University-School Partnership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Science Education Standards recommend that science be taught using inquiry- based approaches. Inspired by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, we examined whether undergraduate students could learn how to conduct field research by teaching elementary school children basic neuroscience concepts in interactive workshops. In an inquiry-based learning experience of their own, undergraduate psychology students working under the close

Judith G. Foy; Marissa Feldman; Edward Lin; Margaret Mahoney; Chelsea Sjoblom

2006-01-01

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Motivation, Interest, and Positive Affect in Traditional and Nontraditional Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares affective and motivational components of academic life for traditional and nontraditional university undergraduates. Traditional students are defined as those aged 21 and younger, who are most likely to have followed an unbroken linear path through the education system, whereas nontraditional students are defined as those aged 28 and older, for whom the undergraduate experience is not necessarily

Dorothea Bye; Dolores Pushkar; Michael Conway

2007-01-01

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MOTIVATION ,I NTEREST ,A ND POSITIVE AFFECT IN TRADITIONAL AND NONTRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares affective and motivational components of academic life for traditional and nontraditional university undergraduates. Traditional students are defined as those aged 21 and younger, who are most likely to have followed an unbroken linear path through the edu- cation system, whereas nontraditional students are defined as those aged 28 and older, for whom the undergraduate experience is not

DOROTHEA BYE; DOLORES PUSHKAR; MICHAEL CONWAY

247

Skill Development in the Psychology Major: What Do Undergraduate Students Expect?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study examined undergraduate students' expectations for how well psychology majors develop 60 skills corresponding to five of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies (APA, 2002) suggested learning goals. This study also examined where students expect psychology majors to get…

Gaither, George A.; Butler, Darrell L.

2005-01-01

248

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010. Key Findings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the key findings from "The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010". Since 2004, the annual ECAR (EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research) study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We ask…

Smith, Shannon D.; Caruso, Judith Borreson

2010-01-01

249

The Effect of Asterisks as an Attention Focusing Device on Test Performance of Undergraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It was hypothesized that using asterisks as attention focusing devices would cause students to read all asteriked test items more carefully and would improve test scores of undergraduate education students. Sixty-three undergraduates majoring in elementary or special education were administered a 36-item objective test. Asterisks were used to…

Perrin, David W.; Kerasotes, Dean L.

250

Undergraduate Students' Preference for Distance Education by Field of Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research investigates the relationship between students' field of study and their preference for distance education. For this research, data were used from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: Undergraduate, which uses a complex survey design to collect data from a nationally representative sample of undergraduate postsecondary…

Pontes, Manuel C. F.; Pontes, Nancy M. H.

2013-01-01

251

How Do Students' Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we examine how students' accounts of the discipline of sociology change over the course of their undergraduate degrees. Based on a phenomenographic analysis of 86 interviews with 32 sociology and criminology students over the course of their undergraduate degrees, we constituted five different ways of accounting for sociology.…

Ashwin, Paul; Abbas, Andrea; McLean, Monica

2014-01-01

252

WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY APPLICATION FOR CURRENT LAW STUDENT TO TAKE AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE  

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WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY APPLICATION FOR CURRENT LAW STUDENT TO TAKE AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE(s). Deliver this form when completed to the Provost's Office in Washington Hall. First-Year Law Students in the following Washington and Lee undergraduate course for Fall Winter of _________________ circle one year DEPT

Marsh, David

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A Biochemistry of Human Disease Course for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the experiences of a medical school faculty who have been offering for more than 10 years a two-course series in the biochemistry of human disease to undergraduate students majoring in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry. Recommends the teaching of specialized, advanced courses to undergraduate, pre-professional students. (DDR)

Glew, Robert H.; VanderJagt, David L.

2001-01-01

254

Changing Perceptions of Science in Undergraduate Students: A Mixed Methods Case Study  

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The purpose of this bounded single-case study was to explore the understanding of the nature and process of science for undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The study investigated one professor's methodology to explicitly teach undergraduate students about the nature and process of science, and documented their…

Larson-Miller, Cindy S.

2011-01-01

255

Perceptions of nursing undergraduate students concerning the human dimension in the learning process  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to identify and interpret the perceptions presented by undergraduate students of a Nursing course after internship in Mental Health. Twelve nursing undergraduate students at the Nursing School of ABC Foundation - Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil were interviewed. These interviews using a semi-structure script were performed and recorded in August 2004. Through Content Analysis, thematic modality, four

Simone de Oliveira Camillo; Ana Lúcia da Silva; Alan Jefferson do Nascimento

2007-01-01

256

Becoming a Scientist: Research Findings on STEM Students' Gains from Conducting Undergraduate Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Undergraduate research is widely believed to enhance STEM students' education and increase their persistence to graduate education and careers in the sciences. Yet until very recently, little evidence from research and evaluation studies was available to substantiate such claims and document what students gain from doing undergraduate research or how these gains come about. We have conducted a three-year qualitative

A. Hunter; S. Laursen; H. Thiry; E. Seymour

2006-01-01

257

Why Undergraduates Students Choose Sport Management As A Major: Factors Influencing College Choice Decisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore and determine relevant college choice factors among undergraduate Sport Management students, along with collecting specific demographic information from the respondents. Since little was known about college choice factors for undergraduate Sport Management students, this study will be exploratory in nature, and will employ a non-experimental design. College choice has been a topic

Sarah Singleton Crockett

2005-01-01

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Role of the Undergraduate Student Research Assistant in the New Millennium  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we analyze the contribution of the undergraduate student who participates in the process of generating scientific data and developing a research project using Brazilian research as an example. Historically, undergraduate students have performed the critical role of research assistants in developing countries. This aspect has been…

Silva, Thais Dutra Nascimento; da Cunha Aguiar, Lucia Cristina; Leta, Jaqueline; Santos, Dilvani Oliveira; Cardoso, Fernanda Serpa; Cabral, Lucio Mendes; Rodrigues, Carlos Rangel; Castro, Helena Carla

2004-01-01

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Laboratory exercises incorporating a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) encourage undergraduate students to  

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ABSTRACT Laboratory exercises incorporating a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) encourage undergraduate students to explore geologic concepts and methods. A variable pressure (VP) SEM, with attached-designed research questions. Student response to using the SEM has been overwhelmingly positive. The undergraduate

Beane, Rachel J.

260

Prevalence and Effects of Life Event Exposure among Undergraduate and Community College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study were to assess lifetime and recent exposure to various life events among undergraduate and community college students and to assess the relation between event exposure and a broad range of outcomes (i.e., mental and physical health, life satisfaction, grade point average). Undergraduate students from a midwestern…

Anders, Samantha L.; Frazier, Patricia A.; Shallcross, Sandra L.

2012-01-01

261

Development of a Literate Skills Testing Program for Older Adult Re-entry Undergraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1981, the Faculty Senate, at an upper division midwestern university, initiated the consideration of a literate skills testing program to address variance in academic level of the entering undergraduate student. The policy stipulated that all undergraduate students admitted to a degree program must demonstrate competency in writing and…

Suddick, David E.; Vaccaro, John B.

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK 5/6/2014 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE  

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-effectiveness will boost demand for biomedical engineers, particularly in pharmaceutical manufacturing and related1 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK 5/6/2014 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE School of Engineering #12;2 BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK 5/6/2014 Table

Linhardt, Robert J.

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Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 2007-08. Web Tables. NCES 2010-162  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007-08, approximately 21 million students were enrolled in undergraduate postsecondary education in the United States. These Web Tables provide a comprehensive source of information on financial aid that was awarded to undergraduate students during the 2007-08 academic year. Included are estimates of tuition, price of attendance, and financial…

Wei, Christina Chang

2010-01-01

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The situational interest of undergraduate students in zoophysiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Situational interest has been identified as an important motivational variable that has an impact on studentsÃÂ academic performances, yet little is known about how the specific variable of the learning environment might trigger studentsÃÂ situational interest. The purpose of this study was to investigate sources that stimulate the interest of students in an undergraduate course in zoophysiology. Observations, informal conversational interviews, and responses to a survey were used to identify sources of interest. Five situational variables and one predominantly individual variable are documented to influence the catching of interest of students. The situational variables are live animals, "Ah-ha!" experiences, meaningfulness, social involvement, and humor, whereas the predominantly individual variable is background knowledge. We conclude that the situational variables are largely under the control of the faculty and should be considered when planning instruction. By focusing on the enhancement of situational interest in physiology lessons, faculty members can find ways to foster studentsÃÂ involvement in specific content areas and increase levels of academic motivation.

Niels B Dohn (Aarhus University Departments of Science Studies)

2009-01-01

265

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

266

Undergraduate Student Perceptions of the Use of Ultrasonography in the Study of ÃÂLiving AnatomyÃÂ  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a study exploring student perceptions of the use of ultrasound to teach ÃÂliving anatomyÃÂ. The technique was used to teach different level students, undergraduate and graduate, medical and non medical. Methods and outcomes are discussed.

Jason Ivanusic (University of Melbourne Anatomy and Cell Biology); Michael Barrington (St. Vincent's Hospital Anesthesia)

2010-11-01

267

B. Our Education Mission 7. Undergraduate Student Experience: Service Learning Opportunities  

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B. Our Education Mission 7. Undergraduate Student Experience: Service Learning Opportunities University of Toronto Performance Indicators 2013 Service Learning Opportunities Performance Relevance: Service-learning provides students with practical, "experiential" learning opportunities with community

Toronto, University of

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B. Our Education Mission 7. Undergraduate Student Experience: Service Learning Opportunities  

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B. Our Education Mission 7. Undergraduate Student Experience: Service Learning Opportunities Figures a-b University of Toronto Performance Indicators 2012 Service Learning Opportunities Performance Relevance: Service-learning provides students with practical, "experiential" learning opportunities

Toronto, University of

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates  

NSF Publications Database

... by undergraduate students. The REU program seeks to expand student participation in all kinds of ... undergraduate students through research participation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ...

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Instructors' Support of Student Autonomy in an Introductory Physics Course  

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The role of autonomy in the student experience in a large-enrollment undergraduate introductory physics course was studied from a self-determination theory perspective. A correlational study investigated whether certain aspects of the student experience correlated with how autonomy supportive (versus controlling) students perceived their instructors to be. An autonomy-supportive instructor acknowledges students' perspectives and feelings and provides students with information and opportunities for choice while minimizing external pressures (e.g., incentives or deadlines). It was found that the degree to which students perceived their instructors as autonomy supportive was positively correlated with student interest and enjoyment in learning physics (? =0.31***) and negatively correlated with student anxiety about taking physics (? =-0.23**). It was also positively correlated with how autonomous (versus controlled) students' reasons for studying physics became over the duration of the course (i.e., studying physics more because they wanted to versus had to; ? =0.24***). This change in autonomous reasons for studying physics was in turn positively correlated with student performance in the course (? =0.17*). Additionally, the degree to which students perceived their instructors as autonomy supportive was directly correlated with performance for those students entering the course with relatively autonomous reasons for studying physics (? =0.25**). In summary, students who perceived their instructors as more autonomy supportive tended to have a more favorable motivational, affective, and performance experience in the course. The findings of the present study are consistent with experimental studies in other contexts that argue for autonomy-supportive instructor behaviors as the cause of a more favorable student experience.

Hall, Nicholas; Webb, David

2014-12-01

271

Enhancing undergraduate students' chemistry understanding through project-based learning in an IT environment  

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Project-based learning (PBL), which is increasingly supported by information technologies (IT), contributes to fostering student-directed scientific inquiry of problems in a real-world setting. This study investigated the integration of PBL in an IT environment into three undergraduate chemistry courses, each including both experimental and control students. Students in the experimental group volunteered to carry out an individual IT-based project, whereas the control students solved only traditional problems. The project included constructing computerized molecular models, seeking information on scientific phenomena, and inquiring about chemistry theories. The effect of the PBL was examined both quantitatively and qualitatively. The quantitative analysis was based on a pretest, a posttest, and a final examination, which served for comparing the learning gains of the two research groups. For the qualitative analysis, we looked into the experimental students' performance, as reflected by the projects they had submitted. In addition, think alou interviews and observations helped us gain insight into the students' conceptual understanding of molecular structures. Students who participated in the IT-enhanced PBL performed significantly better than their control classmates not only on their posttest but also on their course final examination. Analyzing the qualitative findings, we concluded that the construction of computerized models and Web-based inquiry activities helped promote students' ability of mentally traversing the four levels of chemistry understanding: symbolic, macroscopic, microscopic, and process. More generally, our results indicated that incorporating IT-rich PBL into freshmen courses can enhance students' understanding of chemical concepts, theories, and molecular structures.

Barak, Miri; Dori, Yehudit Judy

2005-01-01

272

Undergraduate Students' Adaptation to College: Does Being Married Make a Difference?  

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Married undergraduate students were compared with single students on the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire. Results indicated that married students have moderate difficulties adjusting to the demands of higher education relative to unmarried students. Findings underscore the importance of university counselors being prepared to help…

Meehan, Dawna-Cricket-Martita; Negy, Charles

2003-01-01

273

Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students at Storm Peak Laboratory  

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GRASP (Geoscience Research at Storm Peak) is a program providing field research experiences for a diverse group of undergraduate students. GRASP is funded by the National Science Foundation. Its mission is to recruit students from underrepresented groups within the geoscience community allowing students to work and live at the Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL). Data previously collected at the facility forms the basis for continuing research projects that addresses climate change, atmospheric pollution, and cloud formation. Prior to arriving at SPL, students travel to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to learn about supercomputing, mathematical modeling, and scientific visualization. GRASP participants met at the campus of Howard University for a reunion workshop and presented their results in November 2008. This poster illustrates the given task and methods used to analyze an increased concentration of organic carbon detected between April 4 and 5, 2008 at SPL located at the summit of Mt. Warner in Steamboat Springs, Colorado at an elevation of 3,202 meters.

Vargas, W.; Hallar, G.

2009-12-01

274

Interactions of Senior-Level Student Affairs Administrators with Parents of Traditional-Age Undergraduate Students: A Qualitative Study  

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The purpose of this research was to explore the interactions between senior-level student affairs administrators and the parents of traditional-age undergraduate students. Student development theory had little to say about a role for the parents of college students, yet senior-level student affairs administrators who participated in this study…

Winegard, Tanya

2010-01-01

275

Preparing minority undergraduate students for successful science careers.  

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Xavier University of Louisiana is well known for being number one in graduating the most minority students in physical and biological sciences. The reason for this success is built on the concept of Standards with Sympathy in the Sciences (Triple S). This is an outgrowth of over twenty years of planning and development by the Xavier science faculty to devise a program for preparing and retaining students in the sciences and engineering. Xavier has been successfully conducting for over ten years, Summer Science Academy (SSA) for middle and high school students; Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholars and Howard Hughes Biomedical programs for in-coming freshmen. Recently, through a grant from NSF, we have developed the Experiential Problem-solving and Analytical Reasoning (EPsAR) summer bridge program for in-coming freshmen who were given conditional admission to the university (i.e., those students who scored below the acceptable range for placement into degree mathematics courses). In this program, EPsAR participants will be engaged in problem-solving and critical thinking activities for eight hours per day, five days per week, for six weeks. Additionally, an interdisciplinary approach is taken to convey the mathematical skills learned to relate to physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Sixty-six students have participated in the last two years in the EPsAR program. During the first year 23 of 28 students successfully bi-passed the algebra review course and were placed into a degree credit course in mathematics. In the second year, thirty-one (31) of the 38 were advanced to a higher-level mathematics course. Twenty-three (23) out of 38 went on to degree credit math course. To retain students in the sciences peer tutoring in all the science disciplines are made available to students throughout the day for 5 days per week. Faculty and students are available to give guidance to the needed students. The University has established a Graduate Placement Office and a Center for Undergraduate Research to facilitate students' pursuit of gradate studies. The results of these efforts indicate a 40 percent graduation rate in four years and increased to 90 percent in six years in the natural sciences and 50 percent of these graduates pursue graduate/professional careers.

Akundi, Murty

2008-03-01

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Levels of empathy in undergraduate occupational therapy students.  

PubMed

Empathy is an important attribute for occupational therapists in establishing rapport and in better understanding their clients. However, empathy can be compromised by high workloads, personal stressors and pressures to demonstrate efficacy. Occupational therapists also work with patients from a variety of diagnostic groups. The objective of this study was to determine the extent of empathy and attitudes towards clients amongst undergraduate occupational therapy students at one Australian University. A cross-sectional study was undertaken using a written survey of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE) and the Medical Condition Regard Scale. Overall, a strong level of empathy was reported amongst students. Four medical conditions that occupational therapists work with (stroke, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and depression) were held in high regard. Substance abuse, however, was held in comparatively low regard. Overall, the year of study appeared to have no significant impact on the students' empathy. Despite having a lower reported empathy level than found in health professions from other studies using the JSPE, occupational therapy students were found to have a good level of empathy. Of concern, however, was the bias reported against the medical condition of substance abuse, highlighting that the there may be a need to reinforce that patients from this diagnostic group are equally deserving of quality care irrespective of their clinical condition. Recommendations for future research include completing a longitudinal study of occupational therapy students' empathy levels and investigating the empathy levels of occupational therapists working with different client groups. Limitations of the study include the convenience sampling of occupational therapy students enrolled at one university which limits the generalizability of the results to groups of participants with similar characteristics. PMID:20623554

Brown, Ted; Williams, Brett; Boyle, Malcolm; Molloy, Andrew; McKenna, Lisa; Molloy, Liz; Lewis, Belinda

2010-09-01

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Peer learning and support of technology in an undergraduate biology course to enhance deep learning.  

PubMed

This study offers an innovative and sustainable instructional model for an introductory undergraduate course. The model was gradually implemented during 3 yr in a research university in a large-lecture biology course that enrolled biology majors and nonmajors. It gives priority to sources not used enough to enhance active learning in higher education: technology and the students themselves. Most of the lectures were replaced with continuous individual learning and 1-mo group learning of one topic, both supported by an interactive online tutorial. Assessment included open-ended complex questions requiring higher-order thinking skills that were added to the traditional multiple-choice (MC) exam. Analysis of students' outcomes indicates no significant difference among the three intervention versions in the MC questions of the exam, while students who took part in active-learning groups at the advanced version of the model had significantly higher scores in the more demanding open-ended questions compared with their counterparts. We believe that social-constructivist learning of one topic during 1 mo has significantly contributed to student deep learning across topics. It developed a biological discourse, which is more typical to advanced stages of learning biology, and changed the image of instructors from "knowledge transmitters" to "role model scientists." PMID:23222836

Tsaushu, Masha; Tal, Tali; Sagy, Ornit; Kali, Yael; Gepstein, Shimon; Zilberstein, Dan

2012-01-01

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Exploring online spaces to support multi-ethnic Asian undergraduates ’ critical thinking  

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Engaging students to think critically especially in a large tutorial group setting is problematic. Many literatures have cited the problem of Asian students being critical thinkers. Observation from several researchers noted that deeply rooted Asian cultural traditions such as maintaining social harmony, filial and obedience to people of authority, inability to voice ones opinion, undivided loyalty as well as avoiding conflicts in public were some of the obstacles that discourages critical thinking. This study seeks to investigate the use of online tutorial (online forum/discussion) in supporting critical thinking among Asian undergraduates. The methodology used for this study is a mixed-method case study approach, utilizing techniques such as interaction pattern mapping and content analysis. Data will be culled from students ’ postings and comments in the online forum at the end of study. Coding of data is reflected and based on the Newman, Webb and Cochrane’s paired indicators of critical and uncritical thinking. Results show that there is strong evidence of critical thinking among the students participating in the online forum. Content analyses revealed general positive ratios of the critical thinking indicators with (O+- Bringing outside knowledge/experience to bear on problem) being the strongest.

Helena S. Y. Song; Yuen May Chan

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Peer Learning and Support of Technology in an Undergraduate Biology Course to Enhance Deep Learning  

PubMed Central

This study offers an innovative and sustainable instructional model for an introductory undergraduate course. The model was gradually implemented during 3 yr in a research university in a large-lecture biology course that enrolled biology majors and nonmajors. It gives priority to sources not used enough to enhance active learning in higher education: technology and the students themselves. Most of the lectures were replaced with continuous individual learning and 1-mo group learning of one topic, both supported by an interactive online tutorial. Assessment included open-ended complex questions requiring higher-order thinking skills that were added to the traditional multiple-choice (MC) exam. Analysis of students’ outcomes indicates no significant difference among the three intervention versions in the MC questions of the exam, while students who took part in active-learning groups at the advanced version of the model had significantly higher scores in the more demanding open-ended questions compared with their counterparts. We believe that social-constructivist learning of one topic during 1 mo has significantly contributed to student deep learning across topics. It developed a biological discourse, which is more typical to advanced stages of learning biology, and changed the image of instructors from “knowledge transmitters” to “role model scientists.” PMID:23222836

Tsaushu, Masha; Tal, Tali; Sagy, Ornit; Kali, Yael; Gepstein, Shimon; Zilberstein, Dan

2012-01-01

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Depression and type D personality among undergraduate medical students  

PubMed Central

Context: Academic pressure, though established, is an unavoidable cause of depression in medical students. Role of Type D personality as determinant of depression is a new approach to the problem. Aim: Determination of relationship between Type D personality and Depression among medical students. Setting and Design: Undergraduate students (both male and female, total 150) of Midnapore Medical College. Materials and Methods: Beck Depression Inventory for depression and DS 14 for type D personality. Statistical Analysis: The scores were expressed as mean + SD. The significance of difference between the scores was done by Fisher's 2 sample t test. Results and Conclusion: Prevalence rate of depression was 45.3%, which was mostly of mild type (34%). Type D personality was present in 70% cases of which 15.3% had only negative affectivity, 23.3% had only social inhibition and 31% had both the components. Both depression & Type D personality were present in 36% cases. Negative affectivity component was significantly associated with depression which could be therapeutically controlled. PMID:24082252

Gupta, Soma; Basak, Prosenjit

2013-01-01

281

Creating High Challenge/High Support Academic Environments through Constructive Alignment: Student Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education needs to provide challenging yet supportive learning environments catering for students with diverse academic needs. There is also an emphasis on using student-driven outcome measures to determine teaching effectiveness. How can these measures be used to reflect upon and evaluate teaching initiatives? Using an undergraduate

Larkin, Helen; Richardson, Ben

2013-01-01

282

Computer Mediated Communication: Social Support for Students with and without Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined the relationships between the usage mode of four kinds of computerized mediated communication (CMC) by students with and without learning disabilities (LD) and perceived social and emotional support. Little is known about how undergraduate students with LD interpret and perceive CMC. We investigated the impact of the use of CMC…

Eden, Sigal; Heiman, Tali

2011-01-01

283

Towards a Conceptual Framework for Preceptorship in the Clinical Education of Undergraduate Nursing Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent study undertaken by the authors (2007) highlighted that undergraduate nursing students were subjected to varying experiences in clinical practice, which were mediated by a number of factors. Mediating factors included continuity of preceptors, student attitudes, the clinical setting environment, student and preceptor expectations of the clinical practice experience and interactions between the student and preceptor. Of note, interactions

Melanie Zilembo; Leanne Monterosso

2008-01-01

284

Black Boundary Lines: Race, Class and Gender among Black Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intra-group differences among Black undergraduate students remain understudied. To gain a more nuanced understanding of Black student life, we must examine how other social locations, like gender and class, connect to the racialized experiences of Black students. This dissertation argues that for Black students, class and gender, along with race,…

Morales, Erica Marie

2012-01-01

285

Learning about Environmental Issues: Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students' Interpretations of Environmental Contents in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To present results from a research project on postgraduate and undergraduate students' learning about environmental issues in education. Design/methodology/approach: Three cases were carried out with civil engineering students, biology students and postgraduate students. Discussions in classroom were tape-recorded, as well as discussions…

Lundholm, Cecilia

2005-01-01

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Redesign of a Required Undergraduate Pharmacy Management Course to Improve Student Engagement and Concept Retention  

PubMed Central

Objective. To change the structure of a required pharmacy management course to make it more interactive and engaging for students. Design. The course is a required component of undergraduate curriculum and is completed over 2 semesters during the students’ third year. Changes included requiring students to lead classroom discussions and complete a business plan in groups. Assessment. A questionnaire centering on methods of delivery, course content, and outcomes was distributed in 2 academic years, with 74.7% of students responding. Even though the redesigned course required more time, there was strong support for the course among students because they realized the content contributed to their learning. Conclusion. A major course redesign is a big commitment by faculty members, but if done through consultations with former and current students, it can be rewarding for all involved. Students overwhelmingly embraced the changes to the course as they realized the restructuring and the resulting increase in workload were necessary to raise the relevance of the course to their future professional practice. PMID:23275666

2012-01-01

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The Role of Family Values and Percived Social Support in Stress Appraisal among Black and White College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relationships between family values, perceived family social support, and stress appraisal among Black and White College students were examined in this study. A total of 200 male and female undergraduate students complete a demographic\\/background questionnaire, a culturally oriented measure of family values (Family Allocentrism Scale), a perceived family social support measure (Social Supportive Behavior Scale), a perceived stress measure (Perceived

Taiye N. Nelson

2004-01-01

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Lessons Learned in Developing Research Opportunities for Native American Undergraduate Students: The GEMscholars Project  

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Interventions for the well-documented national deficiency of underrepresented students in higher education have focused primarily on the undergraduate student population with significantly less attention given to issues of diversity within graduate programs. As a result, we have made little progress in transforming faculty composition to better reflect the nation's diversity resulting in relatively few minority mentors joining faculty ranks and schools falling short of the broader representation to create an enriched, diverse academic environment. The GEMscholars (Geology, Environmental Science and Meteorology scholars) Program began in the summer of 2006 with the goal of increasing the number of Native American students pursuing graduate degrees in the geosciences. We drew on research from Native American student education models to address three key themes of (a) mentoring, (b) culturally relevant valuations of geosciences and possible career paths, and (c) connections to community and family. A collaboration between Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN and three institutions in northern Minnesota; Bemidji State University, Red Lake Nation College and Leech Lake Tribal College, is structured to develop research opportunities and a support network for Native American undergraduate students (called GEMscholars) to participate in summer geoscience research projects in their home communities. Research opportunities were specifically chosen to have cultural relevance and yield locally important findings. The GEMscholars work on projects that directly link to their local ecosystems and permit them to engage in long term monitoring and cohesive interaction among each successive year's participants. For example, the GEMscholars have established and now maintain permanent field monitoring plots to assess the impacts of invasive European earthworm activity on forest ecosystem health. The culmination of the summer project is the GEMscholars Symposium at Purdue University where the GEMscholars present their research findings to the academic community. Initial results from formative evaluations have been promising and allowed for two iterations of program modifications. The research team has turned "lessons learned" into best practices for developing research opportunities for Native American undergraduate students. Best practices include (a) developing and maintaining tribal relations, (b) creating projects that are exciting for the students and relevant to the community, and (c) maintaining constructive and positive student contact.

Zurn-Birkhimer, S. M.; Filley, T. R.; Kroeger, T. J.

2008-12-01

289

Guide to Student Support Manchester Campuses  

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after reading this booklet, or aren't sure which service you need, please contact: All Saints StudentMMUni provides free information and support to students and staff who are interested in volunteering withinGuide to Student Support Manchester Campuses #12;Introduction Welcome to MMU's guide to student

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A Research Update on Correlates of Heavy Episodic Drinking among Undergraduate College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Despite prevention efforts of colleges and universities across the nation, there have been no substantial decreases in heavy episodic drinking among undergraduates over the past 2 decades. Purpose: This study provides an update on correlates of heavy episodic drinking for a recent cohort of undergraduate college students. Methods: A…

Montauti, Sara Barrows; Bulmer, Sandra Minor

2014-01-01

291

Measuring life event stress in the lives of college students: The Undergraduate Stress Questionnaire (USQ)  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe the development of the Undergraduate Stress Questionnaire (USQ), a life events checklist designed to measure stress among undergraduates. Several studies demonstrate the USQ's validity. The USQ correlates positively with physical symptoms and negatively with mood. Students rated the USQ as the most complete and accurate of four different life events questionnaires. In a panel study, the USQ closely

Christian S. Crandall; Jeanne J. Preisler; Julie Aussprung

1992-01-01

292

Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics in Interactive Groups: How Does It Fit with Students' Learning?  

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Debates about how undergraduate mathematics should be taught are informed by different views of what it is to learn and to do mathematics. In this qualitative study 10 students enrolled in an advanced undergraduate course in mathematics shared their views about how they best learn mathematics. After participating in a semester-long course in…

Sheryn, Louise; Ell, Fiona

2014-01-01

293

Portuguese as a Minority Language: Attitudes of Undergraduate Students Studying Portuguese Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The differences between European Portuguese (EP) and Brazilian Portuguese (BP) raise some interesting issues that are well worth considering through undergraduate university students' perceptions and attitudes. Instructors of undergraduate courses in Portuguese literature suggest that in terms of curriculum design, curriculum delivery, and…

Reis, Sonia Maria Nunes

2011-01-01

294

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS REGARDING THE HEALTH AND NUTRITION OF OLDER ADULTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated knowledge and attitudes of undergraduates regarding nutrition and health of the aged and students' intentions of pursuing career involvement with older adults. The participants evaluated were undergraduates from three mid-western universities (n=1,755). The majority of those surveyed were uninformed and unlikely to pursue career involvement with older adults. Possible explanations for these findings are discussed.

Roschelle A. Heuberger; Melanie Stanczak

2004-01-01

295

The Tips, Tricks, and Challenges of Teaching Undergraduate Kinesiology Students Research Methodology through a Programmatic Lens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a programmatic approach to undergraduate research (UGR) at Washington State University. In a programmatic approach, UGR is woven throughout the curriculum, with the expressed intent of producing undergraduate students who have at least a moderate ability to read, use, conduct, and present research. Washington State…

Beller, Jennifer M.

2013-01-01

296

Proofs and Counterexamples: Undergraduate Students' Strategies for Validating Arguments, Evaluating Statements, and Constructing Productions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current reforms in undergraduate mathematics education devoted to proof and counterexample highlight its importance in teaching and learning mathematics. While undergraduate students who have taken a number of upper-level mathematics courses are expected to have mastered the skills required to verify statements as well as to read and write proofs…

Ko, Yi-Yin

2010-01-01

297

Does Undergraduate Student Research Constitute Scholarship? Drawing on the Experiences of One Medical Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While undergraduate research has been part of the learning culture in some disciplines for many years, it is only more recently that it is being included into mainstream medical curricula. Undergraduate medical students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, have several opportunities to undertake research…

McLean, Michelle; Howarth, F. Christopher

2008-01-01

298

Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Neuroscience Research: A Model System at Baldwin-Wallace College  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource describes opportunities given to undergraduate students to become involved in a sustained, faculty-initiated research program. The system described here provides an encouraging structured community in which undergraduates can develop and mature as they are mentored in the context of a modern neuroscience laboratory.

G. Andrew Mickley, (Baldwin-Wallace College,;); Cynthia Kenmuir (Baldwin-Wallace College;); Dawn Remmers-Roeber (University of Texas;)

2003-05-30

299

Teaching advanced life support to predoctoral dental students.  

PubMed

The purpose of this project was to determine if senior dental students were capable of meeting the rigid didactic and clinical performance requirements of the American Heart Association's course in advanced life support. The course includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, endotracheal intubation, intravenous cannulation, interpretation of certain electro-cardiographic dysrhythmias, synchronized cardioversion, defibrillation and the use of intravenous vasopressors, cardiotonics, and antiarhythmics. Of 30 students who were randomly selected from over 120 applicants for this senior elective course, 27 met the minimum proficiency requirement of 85 percent on a standardized written examination, and no one scored less than 78 percent. Of the students who were offered clinical testing stations, 19 out of 20 met the clinicae support can be considered a feasible addition to other instruction in emergency care in the undergraduate dental curriculum. PMID:289683

Racey, G L; Weaver, J M

1979-10-01

300

Undergraduate Social Support and Career Networking as a Result of Membership in the University of Arizona Astronomy Club  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Membership in formal or informal groups of students with similar interests provides many benefits to undergraduate astronomy majors at the University of Arizona. First and foremost, members benefit from peer social and academic support within the major. These benefits are both tangible and intangible: students form friendships with like-minded peers, which can sustain them through difficult periods of study, but these social networks are the basis of later professional networks as well. Students in the U of A Astronomy Club have received both informal and formal research positions at other institutions as a direct result of the support, peer mentoring, and connections of club members, and at least six also hold paid, non-research positions within the department as a result of their connection to the club. Finally, most Astronomy Club members take their first steps into professional astronomy, such as attendance at a AAS Meeting, as a result of Club membership and the encouragement of older club members.

Towner, Allison P.; Hardegree-Ullman, K.; Walker-LaFollette, A.; McGraw, A. M.; Robertson, A.; Smith, C.; Biddle, L. I.; Turner, J.

2013-06-01

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University of Liverpool Department of Computer Science Undergraduate Student Handbook -September 2013  

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.............................................................................................................................12 3.2 Programmes administered by the Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Liverpool ­ Department of Computer Science 1 Undergraduate Student Handbook ........................................................................................11 Section 3 ­ Programme Information

McCabe, Antony

302

Slim chance : adult students' access to university-administered merit-based undergraduate scholarships.  

E-print Network

??University-administered merit-based undergraduate scholarship awards have egalitarian appearances that often mask the presence of eligibility criteria that funnel these awards towards some students and away… (more)

Donegan-Smith, Cora

2009-01-01

303

Women Students -Undergraduate Opportunities Name of Opportunity Association for Women in Science  

E-print Network

Women Students - Undergraduate Opportunities Name of Opportunity Association for Women in Science, science, engineering Additional Qualifications Woman Name of Opportunity Educational Foundation for Women applies directly Description The Educational Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing

Suzuki, Masatsugu

304

Cross-Disciplinary Thermoregulation and Sweat Analysis Laboratory Experiences for Undergraduate Chemistry and Exercise Science Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes a qualitative evaluation of Cross-Disciplinary health sciences undergraduate laboratory experiences in which concepts and students from two distinct disciplines (chemistry and exercise physiology) combined to study exercise thermoregulation and sweat analysis.

2011-06-01

305

A.U.S.B.E. Associated Undergraduate Students of Business and Economics  

E-print Network

______________________________________ TUDENT ID_______________________________ S #12;A.U.S.B.E. Associated Undergraduate Students Manages AUSBE Facebook and email list, and all other social network o ing m o Develops and Maintains AUSBE

Nelson, Tim

306

Self-esteem, social support, collectivism, and the thin-ideal in Latina undergraduates.  

PubMed

Thin-ideal internalization (TII) reflects agreement that thinness equates with beauty. TII is a risk factor for body dissatisfaction and eating pathology; this phenomenon and its correlates, however, are just beginning to be studied in Latina undergraduates. This study examined the ability of self-esteem, social support, and collectivism to predict TII in 279 Latina undergraduates. It was hypothesized that higher levels of self-esteem, social support, and collectivism would predict lower levels of TII. Cross-sectional data were analyzed using multiple regression; the model was significant, p<.01. Although both self-esteem and social support negatively correlated with thin-ideal internalization, only self-esteem accounted for a significant amount of variance. Results indicate that investigations of self-esteem as a protective factor against TII in Latina undergraduates would be fruitful, as would how self-esteem and social support affect the relationship between TII and other variables. Implications and limitations are discussed. PMID:21147052

Cordero, Elizabeth D

2011-01-01

307

Academic motivation and self-regulation: A comparative analysis of undergraduate and graduate students learning online  

Microsoft Academic Search

To succeed in autonomous online learning environments, it helps to be a highly motivated, self-regulated learner. The present study explored potential differences between undergraduate (n=87) and graduate students (n=107) in their levels of academic motivation and self-regulation while learning online. In particular, this study provides a comparative analysis of undergraduate and graduate students' motivational beliefs (task value and self-efficacy), use

Anthony R. Artino Jr.; Jason M. Stephens

2009-01-01

308

Rape Attribution for African-American Undergraduate Students  

E-print Network

The purpose of this quantitative research project is an examination of the influence of gender on the attribution of blame for rape among African-American undergraduate students at Georgia State University. The attribution of blame in a rape scenario (male perpetrator/female victim) will be presented in four pairings, manipulating the race (Black/White) of the victim and perpetrator. The attribution of blame will be measured using a modified 5 point Likert-scale and 14 point Likert-scale based on two pre-existing rape attribution scales: Kanekar and Kolsawalla’s “Responsibility and Imprisonment ” 21 point scale (1988) and George and Matrinez’s “Victim Blaming ” 10 point Likert-scale (2002). The researcher will use SPSS to determine whether or not significant gender differences in the attribution of rape are apparent in each of the scenarios. Gender issues remain a comparatively unexplored area of research within African-American Studies. This research may bring attention to the degree to which the attribution of responsibility for rape is both raced and gendered within the African-American community. In doing so, this research will potentially provide an additional

Imani N. Mandela; Imani Mandela

309

The attitudes of undergraduate college students toward gay parenting.  

PubMed

A sample of undergraduate college students from a large midwestern university (N = 97) read one of four vignettes describing a couple interested in adopting a five-year-old African-American male child. Participants completed questionnaires that assessed their reactions to the couple described in the vignette. The vignettes were identical except that the couples' ethnicity was either African-American, Caucasian, or inter-racial (i.e., African-American and Caucasian) or their sexual orientation was either homosexual or heterosexual. Results indicate that subjects who rated the homosexual couple were more likely to view them as creating a dangerous environment for the child, to create a more insecure home, to be more emotionally unstable, and to be less likely to be awarded custody of the child than the heterosexual couples. Participants who were more theistic, irrationally worried, and tense were more likely to hold negative attitudes toward the gay couple. Recommendations for promoting attitude change toward gay/lesbian parenting is also presented. PMID:8738745

Crawford, I; Solliday, E

1996-01-01

310

ELECTION RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES Undergraduate Student Nominee to the Board of Governors of  

E-print Network

to be a candidate in this election so long as they are a registered full-time student of York University. BOARD ARE REGISTERED AS FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. No student who has been retained as an auxiliary staff member a candidate, shall withdraw by written submission to the CRO no later than three school days before the start

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The Experiences of Gay Male Undergraduate Students at a Traditional Women's College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the experiences of gay male undergraduate students enrolled at a traditional women's college using the framework of queer theory. Using data collected from student interviews, journals, and document analysis, the findings offer insight into how institutional space as well as peer culture impact identity. The students reported…

Holland, Christopher; Holley, Karri

2011-01-01

312

The Lifestyle Behaviours and Exercise Beliefs of Undergraduate Student Nurses: A Descriptive Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Only limited published research is available exploring the lifestyle practices of student nurses. The purpose of this paper is to explore the lifestyle behaviours and exercise beliefs of Irish student nurses. Design/methodology/approach: A descriptive survey design was used. First-year and third-year undergraduate student nurses (n=182)…

Burke, Eimear; McCarthy, Bernard

2011-01-01

313

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

314

Career Decision Making and Intention: a Study of Hospitality Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study determined factors influencing undergraduate hospitality students’ career intentions in the hospitality industry. A total of 360 hospitality students completed a survey that assessed career decision making, expected outcomes, and items focused on academic-related decisions and demographic background. Logistic regression analysis revealed that career intentions in hospitality were significantly associated with students’ gender, work experience, transfer status, and outcome

Ning-Kuang Chuang; Mary Dellmann-Jenkins

2010-01-01

315

The Agilent Technologies Black Physics Undergraduate Student Award Inspiring excellence in physics and applied physics  

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and student awards that help meet the needs of universities and students world wide. Agilent's Black PhysicsThe Agilent Technologies Black Physics Undergraduate Student Award Inspiring excellence in physics and applied physics Agilent Technologies announces the sponsorship of a new award to be given at the National

Wechsler, Risa H.

316

Effects of Active Learning on Enhancing Student Critical Thinking in an Undergraduate General Science Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To enhance students' critical thinking in an undergraduate general science course, we designed and implemented active learning modules by incorporating group-based learning with authentic tasks, scaffolding, and individual reports. This study examined the levels of critical thinking students exhibited in individual reports and the students'…

Kim, Kyoungna; Sharma, Priya; Land, Susan M.; Furlong, Kevin P.

2013-01-01

317

Experiences from Cross-Institutional Exchanges of Undergraduate Business Student Written Cases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes an undergraduate course assignment that required 134 students in 52 student teams from three universities, two in the United States and one in the Czech Republic, to write, exchange, and give constructive feedback on a student-written strategic management or international business case and its accompanying teaching note. The…

Ross, Douglas N.; Zufan, Pavel; Rosenbloom, Al

2008-01-01

318

"I Hate History": A Study of Student Engagement in Community College Undergraduate History Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many instructors seek to improve student engagement, but determining how to achieve student engagement can be complex and complicated. The authors sought to explore how the implementation of active-learning strategies in undergraduate history courses at a metropolitan community college using graphic organizers and group discussion impacted student

Perrotta, Katherine Assante; Bohan, Chara Haeussler

2013-01-01

319

Perceptions of Undergraduate Learning Objectives: Increasing Awareness to Promote Collaboration between Faculty and Student Affairs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faculty and student affairs professionals represent the primary educators in higher education and are most accountable for the quality of student learning. This study examined the perceptions of faculty and student affairs staff at a large, public research institution in the southeast United States to determine whether they shared a common understanding of learning objectives for undergraduate education and on

Adam Goldstein

320

Teaching Research Methods to Undergraduate Psychology Students Using an Active Cooperative Learning Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many undergraduate degree programs require students to develop a basic understanding of research methodology. Unfortunately, methods courses are typically unpopular with students because the course material is complex and technical in nature. Consequently, some instructors supplement traditional lecture-text classes with active learning experiences such as a student-developed research project. This paper describes a research methods course in the social sciences

Christopher T. Ball; Lynn E. Pelco

2006-01-01

321

Tutors’ and students’ perceptions of what makes a good undergraduate research paper  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored how undergraduate students and their tutors in an English Language Teaching Department of a Turkish university conceptualised a good research paper and whether there was a match between the conceptions of both parties. In line with this purpose, the study specifically sought answers to what the students’ concerns and what their tutors’ views were on students’ potential

Rana Yildirim; Gulden Ilin

2009-01-01

322

Characteristics and Opinions of Entering Undergraduate Students at Montana State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Montana State University's (MSU) use of the Student-Outcomes Information Services (SOIS), developed jointly by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) and the College Board for surveying the characteristics and opinions of entering undergraduate students, is examined. The Entering-Student Questionnaire, one of five…

Dulniak, Dennis J.

323

Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Argument Resolution, Unity, and Love in Same-Sex-Headed Families  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines perceptions of same-sex-headed households held by undergraduate students. Participants (N = 165) responded to surveys after reading one of two possible vignettes. Half of the students read a vignette that included gay grandparents as part of a family, while the remaining students read a similar vignette that did not broach the matter of sexual orientation. Themes that

Cynthia Vejar; Linda Oravecz; Diane M. H. Hall

2011-01-01

324

Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Peer Assessment: A Case for Student and Staff Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports an action research project to evaluate an intervention designed to increase students' confidence in an undergraduate peer assessment of posters in Psychology. The intervention set out to maximize the benefits of peer assessment to student learning by explicitly developing and working with marking criteria, and improving the fairness and consistency of students' marking through a trial marking

Holly Smith; Ali Cooper; Les Lancaster

2002-01-01

325

"We Cannot Reach Them": Chinese Undergraduate Student Perceptions of the U.S. Campus Climate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chinese undergraduate student interaction with U.S. students and faculty shared significant relationships with positive perceptions of the U.S. campus climate in this study. Student interaction drew upon the contact hypothesis (Allport, 1954); faculty interaction drew upon Kuh and Hu (2001); and perceptions drew upon the campus climate for…

Longerbeam, Susan D.; DeStefano, Thomas J.; Lixin, Yu

2013-01-01

326

E-Learning versus Traditional Learning as Perceived by Undergraduate Students in Jordanian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this study is to define the perception of e-learning and traditional learning among undergraduate students in Jordanian universities. The results of the study indicated that e-learning had significantly higher scores for perceived value among students than traditional learning. The perception of e-learning among male students

Al-Omari, Aieman A.; Salameh, Kayed M.

2012-01-01

327

Two examples of education in Acoustics for undergraduate and young postgraduate students  

E-print Network

Two examples of education in Acoustics for undergraduate and young postgraduate students B Olivier Messiaen 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 bruno.gazengel@univ-lemans.fr Proceedings of the Acoustics 2012 to young students in acoustics. First project is dedicated to under- graduate students and deals

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

328

Are Graduate Students Better Self Regulated Learners Than Undergraduates? A Follow-Up Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two studies concerning the self-regulated learning of graduate students are reported. In the first, the responses of 96 graduate students in education to an inventory of self-regulated learning were compared to those of 294 undergraduates previously assessed. It was found, contrary to expectation, that the graduate students scored lower on the…

Lindner, Reinhard W.; And Others

329

Undergraduate Mathematics Students' Attitudes towards Online Mathematics Education and Achievement in a Hybrid Calculus Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored undergraduate mathematics students' attitudes towards online mathematics education as well as differences in achievement of students who participated in a hybrid course when compared with those in a traditional course. Finally, attitudes of students who participated in the hybrid course were examined. The first part of this…

Caputo, Matthew George

2010-01-01

330

Comparing Learning Outcomes of International and Local Community Partnerships for Undergraduate Nursing Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

International health care experiences offer undergraduate nursing students the opportunity for significant personal and professional growth. During a month-long travel course to Cameroon, West Africa, students improved their skills in clinical assessment, data management, intercultural communication, and collaboration based on an empowerment model of international partnership. Although it is not possible for all students to participate in providing health care

Peggy Wros; Sherry Archer

2010-01-01

331

HOW TO READ A DARS REPORT A tutorial for undergraduate Harpur College students  

E-print Network

HOW TO READ A DARS REPORT A tutorial for undergraduate Harpur College students Created April 2011;VIEWING THE DARS Harpur College students' DARS report are separated into three sections: General Education Requirements Harpur College Requirements Major Requirements Students must complete all three

Suzuki, Masatsugu

332

Before Student Teaching: How Undergraduate Students in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Programs Describe Their Early Classroom-Based Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom-based experiences, alternatively known as practica, are an integral component of undergraduate teacher preparation programs, which provide students essential opportunities to apply knowledge in practice. Though much is known about student teaching, much less is known about students' earlier classroom-based experiences. This…

Maynard, Christine; La Paro, Karen M.; Johnson, Amy V.

2014-01-01

333

Undergraduate Role Players as "Clients" for Graduate Counseling Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes two exercises in which undergraduates from abnormal psychology courses act as role-play clients for graduate counselor-trainees. Finds that the exercises seem to be educationally beneficial and may also help decrease undergraduates' negative stereotyping of persons with psychological problems. (KO)

Anderson, Dana D.; And Others

1989-01-01

334

Predictors of phoneme and stress perception in undergraduate students of singing.  

PubMed

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the relationship between undergraduate vocal music majors' diction acquisition abilities for singing in a nonnative language (as rated both by themselves and by their studio voice teachers) and their scores on an objective test of phonemic and stress perception. Ten students with varying levels of university voice training served as participants. The results showed significant negative correlations between each of the teachers' four ratings and the students' scores on the phonemic awareness subtest. In addition, 20% of the students demonstrated evidence of underdeveloped phonemic awareness skills, as indicated by their below average test performance. Considerable individual differences were also observed in the students' abilities to track phonemes within a sequence of phonemes, count and track syllables within a sequence of syllables, and track combinations of phoneme and syllable changes in sequence, as evidenced by subtest performance scores. These findings corroborate existing reports which indicate that approximately 30% of the population does not fully develop phonemic awareness skills in the absence of special training. The findings support the utility of this objective test of phonemic and stress perception as a means of identifying students who will have difficulty with diction acquisition, and point to possibilities for pretraining to improve their response to diction instruction. PMID:18395420

Abbott, Susan E; Lauter, Judith L; Dalton, Deborah A

2009-07-01

335

Preparing Undergraduates for Professional Writing: Evidence Supporting the Benefits of Scientific Writing within the Biology Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The inability to write scientific papers effectively remains a problem for many college students. To identify pedagogical constructs that help undergraduates write well in scientific formats, we evaluated the effect of the number and type of college composition courses previously taken, science writing experience, and tutorial services. In our…

Jerde, Christopher L.; Taper, Mark L.

2004-01-01

336

Interactive Videoconference Supported Teaching in Undergraduate Nursing: A Case Study for ECG  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes how interactive videoconference can benefit the Electrocardiography (ECG) skills of undergraduate nursing students. We have implemented a learning system that interactively transfers the visual and practical aspects of ECG from a nursing skills lab into a classroom where the theoretical part of the course is taught. The…

Celikkan, Ufuk; Senuzun, Fisun; Sari, Dilek; Sahin, Yasar Guneri

2013-01-01

337

Using Peer Teaching to Support Co-Operative Learning in Undergraduate Pharmacology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We report findings from the second phase of a study of co-operative, group-based assessment in Pharmacology for second-year undergraduates at The University of Queensland, Australia. Students (n = 285) enrolled in the 2006 Bachelor of Science degree program completed a group-based assessment task (weighted 10% of their course). Blended teaching…

Depaz, Iris; Moni, Roger W.

2008-01-01

338

Agents of change: undergraduate students' attitudes following observations of speech-language pathology service delivery: preliminary findings.  

PubMed

Undergraduate communication sciences and disorders students' attitudes toward speech-language pathology (SLP) clinical services to children and adults prior to and following community-based observations were examined. Participants (n=25) completed an online survey to elicit their opinions regarding their perceptions of their observation experiences. Findings revealed that after completion of community-based SLP clinical observations, 16 (64%) respondents reported a continued interest in a child-based clinical focus; 12 (48%) respondents continued to consider a clinical interest in adults, while 5 respondents (20%) changed career interests to an adult focus based on their observation experiences. Findings support the notion that observations of SLP appear to significantly influence students' career choices. Clinical observations typically occur at the junior/senior undergraduate levels; therefore, suggestions are offered for inclusion of gerontology education embedded throughout the undergraduate communication sciences and disorders curricula to foster and expand students' knowledge of aging, and to prepare our students to meet the healthcare challenges of elders in the 21st century. PMID:24013243

Miller, Suzanne M; Ciocci, Sandra R

2013-01-01

339

Engineering Student Development: Supporting Self-Authoring Engineers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, engineering undergraduate students constructed a preparedness portfolio in a portfolio studio---the pedagogy at the center of this study. To explore and understand this pedagogy, the construct of self-authorship was used. Through a constructivist grounded theory approach, this study explored the applicability and usefulness of the construct of self-authorship to engineering education. The purpose of this study was to (1) demonstrate the applicability of self-authorship to engineering education; (2) connect this perspective with an actual pedagogy (i.e., preparedness portfolios in a portfolio studio); and (3) offer implications for educational practice. The study findings indicate that students described their participation in the pedagogy in terms of self-authorship, which suggests that this pedagogy supports students' development toward self-authorship. Through connecting these findings to implications for educational practice, this study demonstrates the broad applicability and usefulness of self-authorship as a perspective to guide educational practice.

Sattler, Brook Andrea

340

Undergraduate Mentoring Program Targets Hard-to-Find Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Eye on Education column, published in BioScience, will inform those interested in learning about the National Science Foundation's Undergraduate Mentoring Training Program and speaks of it's successes and challenges.

Cathy Lundmark (American Institute of Biological Sciences;)

2004-01-01

341

Does reflection have an effect upon case-solving abilities of undergraduate medical students?  

PubMed Central

Background Reflection on professional experience is increasingly accepted as a critical attribute for health care practice; however, evidence that it has a positive impact on performance remains scarce. This study investigated whether, after allowing for the effects of knowledge and consultation skills, reflection had an independent effect on students’ ability to solve problem cases. Methods Data was collected from 362 undergraduate medical students at Ghent University solving video cases and reflected on the experience of doing so. For knowledge and consultation skills results on a progress test and a course teaching consultation skills were used respectively. Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis was used to test the relationship between the quality of case-solving (dependent variable) and reflection skills, knowledge, and consultation skills (dependent variables). Results Only students with data on all variables available (n?=?270) were included for analysis. The model was significant (Anova F(3,269)?=?11.00, p?students’ reflection had a small but significant effect on case-solving, which supports reflection as an attribute for performance. These findings suggest that it would be worthwhile testing the effect of reflection skills training on clinical competence. PMID:22889271

2012-01-01

342

Supporting medical students with mental  

E-print Network

-to-moderate mental health conditions 23­24 15 Severe mental illnesses 25 16 Eating disorders 26­27 17 Substance. Medical schools must not treat students themselves or manage the treatment that students receive

Heinke, Dietmar

343

Undergraduate students in part?time employment in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advantages and disadvantages of undergraduates undertaking part?time employment are indicated from the western literature, together with discussion of the nature, amount and effects of part?time employment. A study is reported of a university in China, using a cross?sectional survey which investigates the characteristics of undergraduates holding a part?time job, the reasons for taking part?time jobs, the positive and negative impacts

Betty Tam Oi I; Keith Morrison

2005-01-01

344

STUDENT ORGANIZATION SUPPORT (SOS) FUNDING ADMISSION & STUDENT AFFAIRS  

E-print Network

STUDENT ORGANIZATION SUPPORT (SOS) FUNDING ADMISSION & STUDENT AFFAIRS attendance: _______________ Are you receiving funds from other sources? Yes funding of any amount I must complete the Account Expense Form to secure

Wang, Hai

345

Student Perceptions of Teacher Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background/Context: Working theories about student goal orientation, understanding of intelligence, and affective mediation of task engagement inform current beliefs about students and learning and motivation. Much research has focused on identifying effective teaching strategies to raise the achievement of disadvantaged students; however, less is…

Dolan, Alyson Lavigne; McCaslin, Mary

2008-01-01

346

7/27/2012:CL;revised 7/24/2013:CL Non-Licensed Undergraduate Student Requirements/Information  

E-print Network

actions, and any physical/mental impairment that may affect your ability to practice as a student nurse/nurse7/27/2012:CL;revised 7/24/2013:CL Non-Licensed Undergraduate Student Requirements/Information These requirements apply to ALL non-licensed undergraduate students unless otherwise specified. They must be current

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Change over a service learning experience in science undergraduates' beliefs expressed about elementary school students' ability to learn science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This longitudinal investigation explores the change in four (3 female, 1 male) science undergraduates' beliefs expressed about low-income elementary school students' ability to learn science. The study sought to identify how the undergraduates in year-long public school science-teaching partnerships perceived the social, cultural, and economic factors affecting student learning. Previous service-learning research infrequently focused on science undergraduates relative to science and society or detailed expressions of their beliefs and field practices over the experience. Qualitative methodology was used to guide the implementation and analysis of this study. A sample of an additional 20 science undergraduates likewise involved in intensive reflection in the service learning in science teaching (SLST) course called Elementary Science Education Partners (ESEP) was used to examine the typicality of the case participants. The findings show two major changes in science undergraduates' belief expressions: (1) a reduction in statements of beliefs from a deficit thinking perspective about the elementary school students' ability to learn science, and (2) a shift in the attribution of students, underlying problems in science learning from individual-oriented to systemic-oriented influences. Additional findings reveal that the science undergraduates perceived they had personally and profoundly changed as a result of the SLST experience. Changes include: (1) the gain of a new understanding of others' situations different from their own; (2) the realization of and appreciation for their relative positions of privilege due to their educational background and family support; (3) the gain in ability to communicate, teach, and work with others; (4) the idea that they were more socially and culturally connected to their community outside the university and their college classrooms; and (5) a broadening of the way they understood or thought about science. Women participants stated that the experience validated their science and science-related career choices. Results imply that these changes have the potential to strengthen the undergraduate pursuit of science-related careers and will contribute positive influences to our education system and society at large.

Goebel, Camille A.

348

Towards a conceptual framework for preceptorship in the clinical education of undergraduate nursing students  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recent study undertaken by the authors (2007) highlighted that undergraduate nursing students were subjected to varying experiences in clinical practice, which were mediated by a number of factors. Mediating factors included continuity of preceptors, student attitudes, the clinical setting environment, student and preceptor expectations of the clinical practice experience and interactions between the student and preceptor.\\u000aOf note, interactions

Melanie Zilembo; Leanne Monterosso

2008-01-01

349

Individual Moral Philosophies and Ethical Decision Making of Undergraduate Athletic Training Students and Educators  

PubMed Central

Context: Ethics research in athletic training is lacking. Teaching students technical skills is important, but teaching them how to reason and to behave in a manner that befits responsible health care professionals is equally important. Objective: To expand ethics research in athletic training by (1) describing undergraduate athletic training students' and educators' individual moral philosophies and ethical decision-making abilities and (2) investigating the effects of sex and level of education on mean composite individual moral philosophies and ethical decision-making scores. Design: Stratified, multistage, cluster-sample correlational study. Setting: Mailed survey instruments were distributed in classroom settings at 30 institutions having Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)–accredited athletic training programs. Patients or Other Participants: Undergraduate students and educators (n = 598: 373 women, 225 men; mean age = 23.5 ± 6.3 years) from 25 CAAHEP-accredited athletic training programs. Main Outcome Measure(s): We used the Ethics Position Questionnaire and the Dilemmas in Athletic Training Questionnaire to compute participants' mean composite individual moral philosophies (idealism and relativism) and ethical decision-making scores, respectively. Three separate 2 (sex: male, female) × 3 (education level: underclass, upper class, educator) between-subjects factorial analyses of variance using idealism, relativism, and ethical decision-making scores as dependent measures were performed. Results: Respondents reported higher idealism scores (37.57 ± 4.91) than relativism scores (31.70 ± 4.80) (response rate = 83%). The mean ethical decision-making score for all respondents was 80.76 ± 7.88. No significant interactions were revealed. The main effect for sex illustrated that men reported significantly higher relativism scores ( P = .0014, ? 2 = .015) than did women. The main effect for education level revealed significant differences between students' and educators' idealism ( P = .0190, ? 2 = .013), relativism ( P < .001, ? 2 = .050), and ethical decision-making scores ( P < .001, ? 2 = .027). Tukey honestly significant difference post hoc analysis indicated that educators possessed lower idealism scores (36.90 ± 5.70) and relativism scores (29.92 ± 4.86) and higher ethical decision-making scores (82.98 ± 7.62) than did students. Conclusions: Our findings do not support changes in athletic training ethics education practices to address sex-specific needs. However, when opportunities occur for students to reason using different ethical perspectives, educators should be aware of their students' and their own moral philosophies in order to optimally facilitate professional growth. PMID:18345347

Caswell, Shane V; Gould, Trenton E

2008-01-01

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Undergraduate fees for International Students 2014/15 1 Undergraduate fees  

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,300 Computer Games Art BA (Hons) Cambridge £10,300 Computer Gaming Technology BSc (Hons) Cambridge £9 (Guild House) £9,800 Animal Behaviour BSc (Hons) Cambridge £10,300 Archaeology and Landscape History BA,800 Computer Science FdSc University Centre Peterborough £9,800 #12;Undergraduate fees for International

Chittka, Lars

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Continuous and noninvasive recording of cardiovascular parameters with the Finapres finger cuff enhances undergraduate student understanding of physiology  

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This article describes a study providing evidence that using the Finapres system improves undergraduate student engagement, understanding, and learning of how the cardiovascular system responds to exercise.

Yvonne Hodgson (Monash University); Julia Choate (Monash University)

2012-03-01

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Physical and mental health perspectives of first year undergraduate rural university students  

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Background University students are often perceived to have a privileged position in society and considered immune to ill-health and disability. There is growing evidence that a sizeable proportion experience poor physical health, and that the prevalence of psychological disorders is higher in university students than their community peers. This study examined the physical and mental health issues for first year Australian rural university students and their perception of access to available health and support services. Methods Cross-sectional study design using an online survey form based on the Adolescent Screening Questionnaire modeled on the internationally recognised HEADSS survey tool. The target audience was all first-year undergraduate students enrolled in an on-campus degree program. The response rate was 41% comprising 355 students (244 females, 111 males). Data was analysed using standard statistical techniques including descriptive and inferential statistics; and thematic analysis of the open-ended responses. Results The mean age of the respondents was 20.2 years (SD 4.8). The majority of the students lived in on-campus residential college style accommodation, and a third combined part-time paid work with full-time study. Most students reported being in good physical health. However, on average two health conditions were reported over the past six months, with the most common being fatigue (56%), frequent headaches (26%) and allergies (24%). Mental health problems included anxiety (25%), coping difficulties (19.7%) and diagnosed depression (8%). Most respondents reported adequate access to medical doctors and support services for themselves (82%) and friends (78%). However the qualitative comments highlighted concerns about stigma, privacy and anonymity in seeking counselling. Conclusions The present study adds to the limited literature of physical and mental health issues as well as barriers to service utilization by rural university students. It provides useful baseline data for the development of customised support programs at rural campuses. Future research using a longitudinal research design and multi-site studies are recommended to facilitate a deeper understanding of health issues affecting rural university students. PMID:24034822

2013-01-01

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Development and pilot evaluation of Native CREST-a Cancer Research Experience and Student Training program for Navajo undergraduate students.  

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The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Diné College received funding for a 4-year collaborative P20 planning grant from the National Cancer Institute in 2006. The goal of the partnership was to increase Navajo undergraduates' interest in and commitment to biomedical coursework and careers, especially in cancer research. This paper describes the development, pilot testing, and evaluation of Native CREST (Cancer Research Experience and Student Training), a 10-week cancer research training program providing mentorship in a Mayo Clinic basic science or behavioral cancer research lab for Navajo undergraduate students. Seven Native American undergraduate students (five females, two males) were enrolled during the summers of 2008-2011. Students reported the program influenced their career goals and was valuable to their education and development. These efforts may increase the number of Native American career scientists developing and implementing cancer research, which will ultimately benefit the health of Native American people. PMID:23001889

Hughes, Christine A; Bauer, Mark C; Horazdovsky, Bruce F; Garrison, Edward R; Patten, Christi A; Petersen, Wesley O; Bowman, Clarissa N; Vierkant, Robert A

2013-03-01

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Development and Pilot Evaluation of Native CREST - a Cancer Research Experience and Student Training Program for Navajo Undergraduate Students  

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The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Diné College received funding for a 4-year collaborative P20 planning grant from the National Cancer Institute in 2006. The goal of the partnership was to increase Navajo undergraduates’ interest in and commitment to biomedical coursework and careers, especially in cancer research. This paper describes the development, pilot testing and evaluation of Native CREST (Cancer Research Experience & Student Training), a 10-week cancer research training program providing mentorship in a Mayo Clinic basic science or behavioral cancer research lab for Navajo undergraduate students. Seven Native American undergraduate students (5 females, 2 males) were enrolled during the summers of 2008 - 2011. Students reported the program influenced their career goals and was valuable to their education and development. These efforts may increase the number of Native American career scientists developing and implementing cancer research, which will ultimately benefit the health of Native American people. PMID:23001889

Hughes, Christine A.; Bauer, Mark C.; Horazdovsky, Bruce F.; Garrison, Edward R.; Patten, Christi A.; Petersen, Wesley O.; Bowman, Clarissa N.; Vierkant, Robert A.

2012-01-01

355

Survey Study Investigating the Significance of Conference Participation to Undergraduate Research Students  

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This article summarizes the findings of a survey study of undergraduate research (UR) students presenting their research at the fall 2007 and fall 2008 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meetings. The purpose of the study is to probe the perceived benefits of conference participation to UR students. Results suggest that participation in…

Mabrouk, Patricia Ann

2009-01-01

356

A Proposal for Teaching Undergraduate Chemistry Students Carbohydrate Biochemistry by Problem-Based Learning Activities  

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This article presents a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to teaching elementary biochemistry to undergraduate students. The activity was based on "the foods we eat." It was used to engage students' curiosity and to initiate learning about a subject that could be used by the future teachers in the high school. The experimental…

Figueira, Angela C. M.; Rocha, Joao B. T.

2014-01-01

357

Formulating Undergraduate Student Expectations for Better Career Development in Sales: A Socialization Perspective  

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Undergraduate sales education is somewhat unique in that it prepares students for a career which functions mostly outside of traditional corporate management structures. Concurrently, the demand for well-qualified salespeople has intensified partly due to high turnover. This article contends that there may be a disconnection between student

Bush, Alan J.; Bush, Victoria D.; Oakley, Jared; Cicala, John

2014-01-01

358

Introduction of a Journal Excerpt Activity Improves Undergraduate Students' Performance in Statistics  

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We describe an active learning exercise intended to improve undergraduate students' understanding of statistics by grounding complex concepts within a meaningful, applied context. Students in a journal excerpt activity class read brief excerpts of statistical reporting from published research articles, answered factual and interpretive questions,…

Rabin, Laura A.; Nutter-Upham, Katherine E.

2010-01-01

359

Stimulant Medication Use, Misuse, and Abuse in an Undergraduate and Graduate Student Sample  

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In this study, the authors investigated the characteristics of use, misuse, and abuse of stimulant medication (primarily methylphenidate and variants) among students at a northeastern US university. Researchers sent an invitation to take an Internet survey to student e-mail addresses and passed 150 paper surveys in undergraduate classes, analyzing…

White, Barbara Prudhomme; Becker-Blease, Kathryn A.; Grace-Bishop, Kathleen

2006-01-01

360

Cross-Disciplinary Thermoregulation and Sweat Analysis Laboratory Experiences for Undergraduate Chemistry and Exercise Science Students  

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Cross-disciplinary (CD) learning experiences benefit student understanding of concepts and curriculum by offering opportunities to explore topics from the perspectives of alternate fields of study. This report involves a qualitative evaluation of CD health sciences undergraduate laboratory experiences in which concepts and students from two…

Mulligan, Gregory; Taylor, Nichole; Glen, Mary; Tomlin, Dona; Gaul, Catherine A.

2011-01-01

361

Motivation, Interest, and Positive Affect in Traditional and Nontraditional Undergraduate Students  

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This study compares affective and motivational components of academic life for traditional and nontraditional university undergraduates. Traditional students are defined as those aged 21 and younger, who are most likely to have followed an unbroken linear path through the education system, whereas nontraditional students are defined as those aged…

Bye, Dorothea; Pushkar, Dolores; Conway, Michael

2007-01-01

362

Becoming a scientist: The role of undergraduate research in students' cognitive, personal, and professional development  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this ethnographic study of summer undergraduate research (UR) experiences at four liberal arts colleges, where faculty and students work collaboratively on a project of mutual interest in an apprenticeship of authentic science research work, analysis of the accounts of faculty and student participants yields comparative insights into the structural elements of this form of UR program and its benefits

Anne-Barrie Hunter; Sandra L. Laursen; Elaine Seymour

2007-01-01

363

How Well Do Undergraduate Research Programs Promote Engagement and Success of Students?  

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Assessment of undergraduate research (UR) programs using participant surveys has produced a wealth of information about design, implementation, and perceived benefits of UR programs. However, measurement of student participation university wide, and the potential contribution of research experience to student success, also require the study of…

Fechheimer, Marcus; Webber, Karen; Kleiber, Pamela B.

2011-01-01

364

A Multi-Dimensional Cognitive Analysis of Undergraduate Physics Students' Understanding of Heat Conduction  

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This study proposes a multi-dimensional approach to investigate, represent, and categorize students' in-depth understanding of complex physics concepts. Clinical interviews were conducted with 30 undergraduate physics students to probe their understanding of heat conduction. Based on the data analysis, six aspects of the participants' responses…

Chiou, Guo-Li; Anderson, O. Roger

2010-01-01

365

Cooperative Learning in Higher Education using Weblogs: a study with undergraduate students of Education in Portugal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an experience of internet integration in an Education Program of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. The project was developed in the first semester of 2006\\/2007 and integrated 23 undergraduate students who attended Educational and Communication Technology (ECT) class. Students, in small groups, were encouraged to set up and maintain a w eblog as a portfolio of

Clara COUTINHO

366

Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Peer Assessment: A Case for Student and Staff Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports an action research project to evaluate an intervention designed to increase students' confidence in an undergraduate peer assessment of posters in Psychology. Evidence from qualitative evaluation questionnaires suggested that students' initial resistance to the peer assessment was transformed by their participation in these processes. (AEF)

Smith, Holly; Cooper, Ali; Lancaster, Les

2002-01-01

367

Regardless of your major, if you are a matriculated CUNY undergraduate student and enjoy math problems,  

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Regardless of your major, if you are a matriculated CUNY undergraduate student and enjoy math problems, the CUNY Math Challenge is for you! $2,500 Grand Prize Sponsored by the Office of Academic of the Chancellor, the CUNY Math Challenge seeks to identify and reward CUNY's best math talent. Students

Engel, Robert

368

Becoming a Scientist: The Role of Undergraduate Research in Students' Cognitive, Personal, and Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this ethnographic study of summer undergraduate research (UR) experiences at four liberal arts colleges, where faculty and students work collaboratively on a project of mutual interest in an apprenticeship of authentic science research work, analysis of the accounts of faculty and student participants yields comparative insights into the…

Hunter, Anne-Barrie; Laursen, Sandra L.; Seymour, Elaine

2007-01-01

369

Virtual Field Trip to Mars: Experiences with a Virtual Reality Lab for Undergraduate Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present experiences with conducting a Virtual Reality Lab for undergraduate students. Students choose an area of their interest, pose some questions and try to answer them during the lab. Our positive experience indicates that VR might be a useful medium for conducting such educational exercises.

Prabhat; Forsberg, A.; Morgan, G.; Petro, N.; Levy, J.; Head, J. W.

2006-03-01

370

Student Perceptions of the Hip Hop Culture's Influence on the Undergraduate Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study sought to determine how identification and engagement with the hip hop culture influenced the educational experiences of undergraduate students at a Midwestern, predominately White university by interviewing 11 students who self-identified as being immersed in the hip hop culture. Through a qualitative, phenomenological investigation,…

Wessel, Roger D.; Wallaert, Kerry A.

2011-01-01

371

Exploring a Virtual Conference Web Site for Undergraduate Health Education Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate health education students have been encouraged to attend professional conferences at the regional, state, and national levels. However, despite the benefits of attending these conferences, students may be reluctant to attend due to time and financial constraints among others. One solution for overcoming these barriers is the creation…

Johnson, Maureen; Tremethick, Mary Jane

2009-01-01

372

The Key to Successful Achievement as an Undergraduate Student: Confidence and Realistic Expectations?  

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This study examined how expectations of independent study and academic behavioural confidence predicted end-of-semester marks in a sample of undergraduate students. Students' expectations and academic behavioural confidence were measured near the beginning of the semester, and academic performance was taken from aggregated end-of-semester…

Nicholson, Laura; Putwain, David; Connors, Liz; Hornby-Atkinson, Pat

2013-01-01

373

Student Perceptions of Effective Use of Tablet PC Recorded Lectures in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses  

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Tablet PCs have been increasingly used in undergraduate courses to create recorded lectures that are close copies of the live lectures. Research has shown that students are largely positive about the availability of tablet PC recorded lectures. However, there is some concern that the availability of such faithful recordings may encourage students

Yoon, Caroline; Sneddon, Jamie

2011-01-01

374

Class Participation in an Aboriginal Theatre Project: An Exemplar of Undergraduate Student Engagement  

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In the 21st Century, Canadian universities are increasingly emphasizing the importance of student engagement. This research paper, by analyzing the reflections of undergraduate students on their experiences in a co-curricular service learning assignment--integrated into a course that included more traditional assignments--in the context of…

Ratsoy, Ginny R.

2011-01-01

375

Lecture Capture in Large Undergraduate Classes: Student Perceptions and Academic Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many higher education institutions are now digitally capturing lectures in courses and making them available on the Web for students to view anytime and in anyplace. This study is an attempt to understand the relationship between student perceptions of lecture capture and academic performance in large undergraduate courses where the practice is…

Owston, Ron; Lupshenyuk, Denys; Wideman, Herb

2011-01-01

376

Reenacted Case Scenarios for Undergraduate Healthcare Students to Illustrate Person-Centered Care in Dementia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Healthcare practitioners have suggested that interpreting person-centered care for people who have dementia to undergraduate students requires guidance in practical application. This article describes the production of a written and digital interdisciplinary educational resource for tertiary students. It uses real-life case scenarios provided by…

Bradley, Sandra L.; De Bellis, Anita; Guerin, Pauline; Walters, Bonnie; Wotherspoon, Alison; Cecchin, Maggie; Paterson, Jan

2010-01-01

377

Dreams Deferred but not Deterred: A Qualitative Study on Undergraduate Nursing Student Attrition  

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A qualitative study using grounded theory was conducted to examine the reasons that a sample of undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students withdrew from their nursing programs. The sample consisted of 11 nursing students who left generic baccalaureate nursing programs located in an urban area of a southeastern state. A semi-structured interview…

Wells, Marcia I.

2007-01-01

378

Lessons Learned in Developing Research Opportunities for Native American Undergraduate Students: The GEMscholars Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interventions for the well-documented national deficiency of underrepresented students in higher education have focused primarily on the undergraduate student population with significantly less attention given to issues of diversity within graduate programs. As a result, we have made little progress in transforming faculty composition to better reflect the nation's diversity resulting in relatively few minority mentors joining faculty ranks and

S. M. Zurn-Birkhimer; T. R. Filley; T. J. Kroeger

2008-01-01

379

Creation of a collegial network between researchers and undergraduate students at The University of Queensland  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is widely believed that authentic research experiences in science are pivotal in providing context to undergraduate student learning and providing a true sense of what it means to be a 'scientist' (Boyer Report, 1998, Healey & Jenkin,s 2009). Research intensive universities might be expected to have the greatest potential for involving students in authentic research (Turner, Wuetherick & Healey,

Kirsten Farrand; Paula Myatt

380

Mathematical Literacy in Plant Physiology Undergraduates: Results of Interventions Aimed at Improving Students' Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of mathematical literacy in any scientific career is widely recognized. However, various studies report lack of numeracy and mathematical literacy in students from various countries. In the present work, we present a detailed study of the mathematical literacy of Spanish undergraduate students of Biology enrolled in a Plant…

Vila, Francisca; Sanz, Amparo

2013-01-01

381

Undergraduate Social Work Students: Learning Interviewing Skills in a Hybrid Practice Class  

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This action research case study explored undergraduate social work students' perceived learning of interviewing skills in a hybrid environment course delivery. The single case study consisted of 19 students enrolled in a practice course blending web-based and face-to-face (f2f) meetings (4 of 15 f2f) within a large urban college. As part of…

Barclay, Barbara

2012-01-01

382

Psychometric Analysis of the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire in Taiwanese Undergraduate Students  

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The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ; Peterson et al. in "J Happiness Stud" 6(1):25-41, 2005) in Taiwanese students. The participants were 578 undergraduate students (M[subscript age] = 18.64, SD = 1.02) and completed the OHQ, satisfaction with life scale (Diener et…

Chen, Lung Hung; Tsai, Ying-Mei; Chen, Mei-Yen

2010-01-01

383

The Impact of an Undergraduate Honors Program on Gifted University Students  

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Through a qualitative research design, this study examined the experiences of seven gifted university students in an undergraduate honors program. The findings indicated the students as adolescents experienced a sense of isolation resulting from the differences between their abilities, interests, life goals, religious value systems, and the…

Hebert, Thomas P.; McBee, Matthew T.

2007-01-01

384

Private Loan Counseling for Undergraduate Students: The Role of College Financial Aid Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The cost of attending college has surpassed federal financial aid limits and fewer parents are paying the balance. As private lenders have been targeting undergraduate students to obtain private (alternative) loans to fill the financial gap, many students do not have parents or other adults to help them navigate one of the largest financial…

Jensen, Carol A.

2008-01-01

385

Faculty Attitudes toward, Confidence in, and Barriers to Undergraduate Student Advising at Idaho State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore faculty attitudes toward, confidence in, and perceived barriers to providing faculty advising for undergraduate students at Idaho State University. Extensive research has been conducted for many years on faculty advising from the student perspective, but very little research exists on the topic of faculty…

Erickson, Lance V.

2012-01-01

386

Differences in Suicidal Experiences of Male and Female Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Differences in the suicidal experiences of males and females and of undergraduate and graduate students have not been thoroughly explored. Furthermore, given the changing dynamics of college student suicidality and the challenges of suicide prevention, it is important to continue updating the research in this area. This article presents findings from a 2006 national survey with responses from over 26,000

Chris Brownson; David J. Drum; Shanna E. Smith; Adryon Burton Denmark

2011-01-01

387

NGTA and IGTA Training and Experience: Comparisons Between Self-Ratings and Undergraduate Student Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study compared self-ratings and undergraduate student ratings of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) on nine factors of teaching effectiveness, examining how math and science GTAs who speak English as their native language (NGTAs) differ from their international counterparts (IGTAs). Overall, self-ratings were consistently higher than student

Twale, Darla J.; Shannon, David M.; Moore, Matthew S.

1997-01-01

388

Graduate-Student Teaching Assistants: A Crucial Element in Improving Undergraduate Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

At large research universities, undergraduate students spend more time in a typical physics (or other science class) being taught by graduate teaching assistants (TAs) than by regular faculty. Student time with TAs occurs in lab or discussion sections, which by design are usually more interactive than lecture. Since physics education research has solidly established that interactive learning environments are more

Cassandra Paul; Emily West; Wendell Potter; David Webb

2010-01-01

389

Undergraduate students’ experiences of networked learning in UK higher education: A survey-based study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter reports findings from a study of networked learning at the undergraduate level. It focuses on students’ expectations about, and experiences of, networked learning. The data come from questionnaires administered at the start and end of four different courses, and their interpretation is informed by a set of interviews with students and teachers involved in these and other networked

Peter Goodyear; Christopher Jones; Mireia Asensio; Vivien Hodgson; Christine Steeples

390

Testing the Development of Student Conceptual and Visualization Understanding in Quantum Mechanics through the Undergraduate Career.  

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Describes an assessment instrument designed to test conceptual and visual understanding of quantum theory, probe various aspects of student understanding of some core ideas of quantum mechanics, and investigate how students develop over the undergraduate curriculum. (Contains 52 references.) (Author/YDS)

Cataloglu, E.; Robinett, R. W.

2002-01-01

391

Categorization of Alternative Conceptions in Electricity and Magnetism: The Case of Ethiopian Undergraduate Students  

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The purpose of this study was to categorize 35 Ethiopian undergraduate physics students' alternative conceptions in the concepts of electric potential and energy. A descriptive qualitative research design was used to categorize the students' alternative conceptions. Four independently homogeneous ability focus groups were formed to…

Dega, Bekele Gashe; Kriek, Jeanne; Mogese, Temesgen Fereja

2013-01-01

392

NSF TRAINING MATRIX Topic Undergraduates Graduate Students PostDoc Faculty Administrative  

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NSF TRAINING MATRIX 8/31/10 Topic Undergraduates Graduate Students PostDoc Faculty Administrative *Falsification Required/online ApSCI 604*open to Classroom trainingClassroom training all/list of enrollees Video to Corbett Online training required for Graduate students Required for PostDocs. On Being A Scientist

Yu, Gexin

393

A Developing Qualitative Model Diagnosing the Learning Behavior of Undergraduate Computing Students  

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This article describes the initial development of a qualitative system dynamics model as part of the periodic review of a mathematics course. In an effort to enhance the learning experience of undergraduate computing students (for whom the course is a compulsory part of their curriculum) a small sample of students were interviewed regarding their…

Warwick, Jon

2010-01-01

394

a Linux Live-CD for Undergraduate Students Juliusz Chroboczek and Sylvain Lebresne  

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Juppix: a Linux Live-CD for Undergraduate Students Juliusz Chroboczek and Sylvain Lebresne juppix@pps.jussieu.fr 18 November 2008 Abstract Juppix is a Linux Live-CD with a comfortable programming environment and tutors helped students set up a Linux distribution on their personal machine. Unfortunately, destroying

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

395

Introducing Statistical Research to Undergraduate Mathematical Statistics Students Using the Guitar Hero Video Game Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we describe a semester-long project, based on the popular video game series Guitar Hero, designed to introduce upper-level undergraduate statistics students to statistical research. Some of the goals of this project are to help students develop statistical thinking that allows them to approach and answer open-ended research…

Ramler, Ivan P.; Chapman, Jessica L.

2011-01-01

396

Evaluating the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Process in Undergraduate Parks and Recreation Academic Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Institutions of higher education are increasingly being held more accountable for assessing student learning both in and out of their classrooms along with reporting results to their stakeholders. The purpose of this study, which examined assessment of student learning outcomes in undergraduate park and recreation academic programs, was two-fold:…

Ross, Craig M.; Young, Sarah J.; Sturts, Jill R.

2012-01-01

397

Psychological Type and Undergraduate Student Achievement in Pharmacy Course in Military Medical University  

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was given to 264 students in an undergraduate Pharmacy course at a military medical university. Selected MBTI personality types were compared for achievement in the course using a t-test to compare total points earned. High grades were earned by students stronger in the traits of introversion (I) and judgment…

Shi, Ru; Shan, Shou-qin; Tian, Jian-quan

2007-01-01

398

Connecting the Past and the Present to the Future: Engaging Your Undergraduate Students in Professional Organizations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's undergraduate students are interconnected in more ways than ever before. Cell phones, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace all make it possible for individuals to connect with one another in seconds. The interconnectedness among this generation of students makes this demographic ideal for participation in the professional…

Menn, Mindy A.

2011-01-01

399

Undergraduate Students' Conceptions of Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Change: A Case Study Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation shows the evolution of five undergraduate students' ideas of natural and anthropogenic climate change throughout a lecture hall course on climate change. This research was informed by conceptual change theory and students' inaccurate ideas of climate change. Subjects represented different levels of climate change understanding at…

Trenbath, Thien-Kim Leckie

2012-01-01

400

Academic Research and Teaching Quality: The Views of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate and graduate students in the United Kingdom participated in structured discussions of the effects of lecturer research activity on student learning. Both groups offered a preponderance of positive comments over negative ones. Articulated benefits of lecturer research included enhanced knowledge currency, credibility, competence in…

Lindsay, Roger; Breen, Rosanna; Jenkins, Alan

2002-01-01

401

Preferences for Team Learning and Lecture-Based Learning among First-Year Undergraduate Accounting Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates students' "preference" for team learning and its effectiveness, compared to lecture-based learning. A quasi-experiment was set up in a financial accounting course in the first-year undergraduate of the Economics and Business Administration Program, where students had to choose between one of the two learning…

Opdecam, Evelien; Everaert, Patricia; Van Keer, Hilde; Buysschaert, Fanny

2014-01-01

402

Selling Sales: Factors Influencing Undergraduate Business Students' Decision to Pursue Sales Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With a better understanding of the typical sales student, sales educators can design and deliver curriculum with a more customer-oriented approach. In order to better understand the decision to pursue sales education, more than 500 undergraduate business students at a large Midwestern university participated in a survey that examined the factors…

Allen, Concha; Kumar, Poonam; Tarasi, Crina; Wilson, Holt

2014-01-01

403

Exploring the Learning Problems and Resources Usage of Undergraduate Industrial Design Students in Design Studio  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Design is a power weapon of modern companies. It is important to have excellent designers for the industry. The purpose of\\u000a this study is to explore the learning problems, and the resources that students used to overcome problems in undergraduate\\u000a industrial design studio courses. The survey with open type questionnaires was used to collect data. There were 189 undergraduate\\u000a industrial

Wenzhi Chen; Hsien-Hui Tang

404

Student Support-Radiochemistry Conference  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this program were to provide bursaries to assist students and post-doctoral fellows being trained in radiochemistry to actively participate in the 18th International Symposium in Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (ISRS-2009) held in Edmonton, Canada on July 12-19, 2009. The critical shortage of scientists in the U.S. trained radiochemistry and imaging scientists is well documented. Scientific meetings such as ISRS-2009 provide an outstanding opportunity to recruit active researchers and trainees in a venue that can inspire and mentor them to join the next generation of radiochemical scientists. The ISRS-2009 was particularly important in this meeting this objective since it is regarded as the premier international meeting that features investigators from across the globe involved in cutting-edge research to synthesize and characterize radiolabeled biomolecules for molecular imaging in living systems. For example, radiochemistry and radionuclide imaging scientists presented new approaches and technologies for synthesis of novel radiolabeled biomolecules with PET (including, 11C and 18F) and SPECT (including 99mTc and 111In). The radiochemical and radionuclide imaging research presented at the ISRS-2009 are directly related to and supportive of the biomolecular radioisotope, radiochemistry and imaging programs in the DOE, Office of Science (BER). There were a total of fifteen students or post-doctoral fellows from a variety of radiochemistry and radionuclide imaging research and educational institutions from across the country (Table 1). Announcements of the SRS/DOE bursary award program were made on the ISRS-2009 meeting web site (www.ISRS18.com), on the SRS website (www.srsweb.org), and via SRS email blasts (announcement Figure 1). The applications were reviewed and awardees selected by a committee composed of Dr. Ken Krohn, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Dr. William Eckelman, Bethesda, MD,Dr. Michael Welch, Washington University, St. Louis, MO and Dr. Wynn Volkert, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. The trainees presented results of their work via either an oral or a poster presentation. Abstracts of their papers presented at the ISRS-2009 meeting were published in the Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, Volume 52, Supplement 1, 2009 (www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/jier), the official Abstract Book for the ISRS-2009 meeting. A copy of the published abstracts presented by each of the fifteen trainees receiving the SRS/DOE Bursary Award is provided on the following pages. The list of the fifteen trainees receiving the 2009 Bursary awards funded by this DOE grant was published in the July 2010 issue of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (Volume 37(5), July 2010) and in the SRS website with appropriate acknowledgement to the U.S. Department [See Appendix 1 for copies of the 15 student/trainee abstracts].

Wynn Volkert, PhD; Victoria (Nikki) Wenzel-Lamb, MBA

2009-09-01

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Watershed Watch - Student-driven Research Experiences That Attract Undeclared Undergraduate Students Into STEM Majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NSF-sponsored partnership between the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), New Hampshire Community Technical College (NHCTC), and the College of the Albemarle (COA) has implemented a unique series of courses designed to attract undergraduate students with undeclared majors into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. These courses incorporate student- driven research comparing the Merrimack River (NH/MA) and Pasquotank River watersheds (VA/NC). Entitled Watershed Watch (WW), the courses utilize pedagogical approaches based on hands-on, inquiry-based teaching and learning. In alternating years, a two-week WW summer institute is held in each watershed. Students conduct authentic research on various aspects of the watershed's geology, limnology, and landscape ecology. Then during the academic year, WW students enroll in a course where they are paired with faculty mentors, and engage in more in-depth research projects. Samples of student research include assessing calcium oxalate crystals as an indicator of plant stress in NH red spruce (Picea rubens) and balsam fir (Abies balsamea) and GIS modeling/mapping coastal NC changes resulting from postulated melting of the Greenland ice sheet. After completing the first year in a five-year funding cycle, formative/summative evaluation methods have identified the following student perceptions regarding STEM disciplines: participating students found WW to be enjoyable, exciting, and meaningful; as a result of WW, 60 percent of undeclared students from the four-year institutions (UNH/ECSU) declared a STEM major or minor; and approximately 20 percent of the two-year students (NHCTC/COA) enrolled in four-year STEM programs or are employed in STEM fields.

Rock, B. N.; Hale, S. R.; Hayden, L. B.; Graham, K. J.

2007-12-01

406

Supporting Students' Constructions of the Splitting Operation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research has demonstrated the effectiveness of particular instructional practices that support students' constructions of the partitive unit fraction scheme and measurement concepts for fractions. Another body of research has demonstrated the power of a particular mental operation--the splitting operation--in supporting students'…

Norton, Anderson; Wilkins, Jesse L. M.

2013-01-01

407

Supporting Student Autonomy in Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lack of motivation among students is a common challenge in physical education. Studies drawing on the self-determination theory consistently show that perceived autonomy facilitates adaptive motivation in students, which can lead to a wide range of desired educational outcomes. However, instructional strategies designed to support student

Perlman, Dana; Webster, Collin A.

2011-01-01

408

Supporting the Students of the Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Underprepared students come to community colleges and many four-year colleges because they have hope for a better life and the courage to attempt something difficult. But having dreams and aspirations is not enough: Without some sort of intervention and support, a student's chances of completing college are poor. Many challenged students

Navarro, Diego

2012-01-01

409

UNH Parents Association Supporting Parents, Supporting Students, Supporting UNH  

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- tioning to college / students rules / health & safety / visiting UNH / P. A. Scholarship Program / News / Athletics / Social Media / Events/ Courses, Directory, WUNH / Videos / includes Mobile Security

New Hampshire, University of

410

"Writing in Neuroscience": A Course Designed for Neuroscience Undergraduate Students  

PubMed Central

Although neuroscience students may learn to write in a generic fashion through university writing courses, they receive little training in writing in their field. Here I describe a course that was created at the request of a Neuroscience Department with the intent to teach neuroscience students how to write well in their discipline. I explain the purpose for creating the “Writing in Neuroscience” course and offer a brief overview of the course curriculum, including pertinent pedagogical outcomes for such a course. I describe in depth the major assignment for the course, the literature review, and provide examples of paper titles that students wrote to fulfill the assignment. I briefly describe other relevant course assignments. I evaluate the course and include an overview of who should teach such a course, what support might be helpful, and what can be learned from formative assessment of the course. Using these insights can help others determine whether such a course is a good fit for them. PMID:23626493

Adams, Joyce

2011-01-01

411

Perception of Educational Environment Among Undergraduate Students in a Chiropractic Training Institution  

PubMed Central

Purpose: The impact of the educational environment in student learning is well documented. However, there is a scarcity in the literature exploring the educational environment in chiropractic training institutions. This study aimed to identify the perceived educational environment in a chiropractic training institution and the possible perceptual differences among different demographic groups. Methods: The perceived educational environment was surveyed using Dundee Ready Education Environment (DREEM), which is a validated, self-administered, and Likert-type inventory. DREEM items focus on subdomains related to learning, teachers, self-confidence, academic atmosphere, and social environment. The results were analyzed and interpreted in relation to standard norms of DREEM and demographic variables. Results: The survey was completed by 124 chiropractic undergraduate students (response rate 83%). Statistically, the inventory items showed high correlation and the subdomains showed a close relationship. Overall the DREEM score was very high: 156.1/200 (78%). The subdomain scores were also at very high levels. However, the scoring of four items by students was consistently poor: lack of a support system for stressed students, 1.8 (SD 1.1); authoritarian teachers, 1.8 (SD 1.2); inadequate school time-tabling, 2.0 (SD 1.1); and overemphasis on factual learning, 2.0 (SD 1.0). There were no statistically significant differences in DREEM scores between gender, age, minority, and ethnicity groups. Conclusions: In general, students perceived that a sound educational environment is fostered by the institution and its educational program for all students despite their demographic variations. However, certain specific elements of the educational process may need to be addressed to improve the educational experience. PMID:22069340

Palmgren, Per J.; Chandratilake, Madawa

2011-01-01

412

A comparative study on undergraduate students' academic motivation and academic self-concept.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to investigate Turkish and American undergraduate students' academic motivation and academic self-concept scores regarding the years that they spent in university. The analysis was based on 566 (284 Turkish, 282 American) undergraduate students where, Academic Motivation Scale and Academic Self-Concept Scale were used as measuring instruments. The results showed that there was a statistical significant effect of nationality and number of years spent in university on undergraduate students' intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and self-concept scores. Turkish students had higher intrinsic scores whereas American students had higher extrinsic scores and more positive academic-self concept compared to Turkish partners. Regarding grade level, senior students from both cultures had higher intrinsic motivation and academic self-concept scores compared to other grade levels. In terms of extrinsic motivation, there is steady decline in American students' scores as grade level increases. On the other hand, Turkish undergraduates' extrinsic scores decrease in the second year but increase in the third and fourth year of university education. Results were discussed by taking into consideration the social and cultural differences between two nations. PMID:20977008

Isiksal, Mine

2010-11-01

413

Supporting medical students with learning disabilities in Asian medical schools  

PubMed Central

Learning disabilities (LDs) represent the largest group of disabilities in higher education (HE) institutes, including medical schools, and the numbers are continuing to rise. The worrying concern is that two-thirds to half of these students with LDs remain undiagnosed when they start their undergraduate education and may even graduate without having their disabilities diagnosed. These students struggle with their academic abilities, receive poor grades and, as a result, develop lower perceptions of their intellectual abilities than do those students without LDs. All these ultimately hamper their professional practice, employment, and career progression. Appropriate and adequate educational policies, provisions, and practices help students to progress satisfactorily. In Asian countries, public and professional awareness about LDs is low, supportive provisions are limited, legislations are inadequate, data are scarce, and equal-opportunity/widening-participation policies are not implemented effectively in the HE sector. This article discusses the issues related to LDs in medical education and draws policy, provision, and practice implications to identify, assess, and support students with LDs in medical schools, particularly in an Asian context. PMID:23745060

Majumder, Md. Anwarul Azim; Rahman, Sayeeda; D'Souza, Urban JA; Elbeheri, Gad; Abdulrahman, Khalid Bin; Huq, M Muzaherul

2010-01-01

414

Learning approaches of undergraduate medical students to physiology in a non-PBL- and partially PBL-oriented curriculum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus; Manipal, Karnataka, India) conducts the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program, for which the admission intakes are during the months of March and September. The present study was undertaken to study the differences in learning approaches to physiology of undergraduate medical students in a partially problem-based learning (PBL)- and non-PBL-oriented curriculum. PBL was introduced as a curricular reform for the September 2006 batch of students (partially PBL group), whereas it was not incorporated for the March 2006 batch of students (non-PBL group). Learning approaches to physiology of both groups of students were compared using the short inventory of approaches to learning. Mean scores for deep and strategic approaches were found to be significantly higher for the partially PBL group compared with the non-PBL group. The results of the present study support the earlier observation that PBL promotes a deep approach to learning.

Reem Rachel Abraham (Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) Dept. of Physiology); P Vinod (Melaka Manipal Medical College Microbiology); M G Kamath (Melaka Manipal Medical College Physiology); K Asha (Kasturba Medical College Community Medicine); K. Ramnarayan (Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) Dept. of Physiology)

2007-07-27

415

Iranian undergraduate nursing student perceptions of informal learning: A qualitative research  

PubMed Central

Background: Nursing education is both formal and informal. Formal education represents only a small part of all the learning involved; and many students learn more effectively through informal processes. There is little information about nursing student informal education and how it affects their character and practice. Materials and Methods: This qualitative study explores undergraduate nursing student perceptions of informal learning during nursing studies. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with a sample of undergraduate nursing students (n = 14). Strauss and Corbin’s constant comparison analysis approach was used for data analysis. Results: The categories that emerged included personal maturity and emotional development, social development, closeness to God, alterations in value systems, and ethical and professional commitment. Conclusion: Findings reveal that nursing education could take advantage of informal learning opportunities to develop students’ nontechnical skills and produce more competent students. Implications for nursing education are discussed. PMID:23922595

Seylani, Khatereh; Negarandeh, Reza; Mohammadi, Easa

2012-01-01

416

STUDENT SUPPORT Job Title: Student Support (Advocacy and Legal) Intern  

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: � interviewing � research � drafting letters, submissions and appeals � identifying opportunities or needs includes opportunities for casework, researching changes to legislation and policy affecting the student and ingenuity in specific areas and motivation. Responses should be approximately 250 words. GENERAL Arc INTERN

Blennerhassett, Peter

417

FINANCIAL SUPPORT VERIFICATION Dependent student  

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signature(s) in blue or black ink. SECTION A. Student information DIRECTIONS Additional information about annual cost Child or elder care Clothing Entertainment Food Insurance (medical, life, property, auto

Amin, S. Massoud

418

FINANCIAL SUPPORT VERIFICATION Dependent student  

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(s) in blue or black ink. SECTION A. Student information DIRECTIONS Additional information about your parents annual cost Child or elder care Clothing Entertainment Food Insurance (medical, life, property, auto

Blanchette, Robert A.

419

Priority Health Behavior Practices among Chinese Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the priority health behaviors among Chinese youth by administering a questionnaire to 1,917 undergraduates enrolled in three universities in China. The response rate was 89.7%. This survey found that 75.2% of the participants tried cigarettes at least once during their lifetime, over half had their first cigarette and alcoholic…

Johnson, Ping H.

2004-01-01

420

Student Plagiarism and Faculty Responsibility in Undergraduate Engineering Labs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In undergraduate engineering labs, lab reports are routinely copied. By ignoring this form of plagiarism, teaching assistants and lab technicians neglect their role responsibility. By designing courses that facilitate it, however inadvertently, professors neglect their causal responsibility. Using the case of one university, we show via interviews…

Parameswaran, Ashvin; Devi, Poornima

2006-01-01

421

A Survey of Undergraduate Student Reactions to Academic Advising  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At the mid-western land-grant university under study, undergraduate academic advising is part of the teaching mission and under the purview of the academic deans. In the decentralized system used, academic advising is delivered via full-time professional advisors in advising centers serving entire colleges or multiple curricula, full-time…

Lynch, Michael L.

2004-01-01

422

Student plagiarism and faculty responsibility in undergraduate engineering labs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In undergraduate engineering labs, lab reports are routinely copied. By ignoring this form of plagiarism, teaching assistants and lab technicians neglect their role responsibility. By designing courses that facilitate it, however inadvertently, professors neglect their causal responsibility. Using the case of one university, we show via interviews and observation that such routine copying and faculty negligence are rampant. We suggest

Ashvin Parameswaran; Poornima Devi

2006-01-01

423

Using Technology in Undergraduate Admission: A Student Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship that currently exists between undergraduate admission, technology and the Millennial generation continues to be an area of constant change. As technology trends come-and-go and resources continue to be limited, what are colleges and universities doing to ensure they are being as effective and efficient as possible when it comes to…

Lindbeck, Robin; Fodrey, Brian

2010-01-01

424

The lifestyle behaviours and exercise beliefs of undergraduate student nurses : A descriptive study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Only limited published research is available exploring the lifestyle practices of student nurses. The purpose of this paper is to explore the lifestyle behaviours and exercise beliefs of Irish student nurses. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A descriptive survey design was used. First-year and third-year undergraduate student nurses (n=182) studying at one Irish university participated. Data were collected by administering self-report

Eimear Burke; Bernard McCarthy

2011-01-01

425

A Study of Predoctoral Student Support.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report of the Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FCIE) presents recommendations for expanding current federal support for graduate study. Federal agencies allocated $226.2 million for predoctoral fellowships and supported some 12.9% of the full-time graduate students in the US during the 1968-1969 school year. This support increased…

Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC. Student Support Study Group.

426

Students' perceptions of anatomy across the undergraduate problem-based learning medical curriculum: a phenomenographical study  

PubMed Central

Background To get insight in how theoretical knowledge is transformed into clinical skills, important information may arise from mapping the development of anatomical knowledge during the undergraduate medical curriculum. If we want to gain a better understanding of teaching and learning in anatomy, it may be pertinent to move beyond the question of how and consider also the what, why and when of anatomy education. Methods A purposive sample of 78 medical students from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th year of a PBL curriculum participated in 4 focus groups. Each group came together twice, and all meetings were recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed with template analysis using a phenomenographical approach. Results Five major topics emerged and are described covering the students’ perceptions on their anatomy education and anatomical knowledge: 1) motivation to study anatomy, 2) the relevance of anatomical knowledge, 3) assessment of anatomical knowledge, 4) students’ (in)security about their anatomical knowledge and 5) the use of anatomical knowledge in clinical practice. Conclusions Results indicated that a PBL approach in itself was not enough to ensure adequate learning of anatomy, and support the hypothesis that educational principles like time-on-task and repetition, have a stronger impact on students’ perceived and actual anatomical knowledge than the educational approach underpinning a curriculum. For example, students state that repetitive studying of the subject increases retention of knowledge to a greater extent than stricter assessment, and teaching in context enhances motivation and transfer. Innovations in teaching and assessment, like spiral curriculum, teaching in context, teaching for transfer and assessment for learning (rewarding understanding and higher order cognitive skills), are required to improve anatomy education. PMID:24252155

2013-01-01

427

Undergraduate Borrowing: A Study of Debtor Students and Their Ability to Retire Undergraduate Loans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study finds that at one university, college major, ethnicity, grade point average, age, and number of semesters required to complete a degree are relevant in determining the student loan debts of recent college graduates. Gender is found to be irrelevant in determining student loan balances. A large percentage of recent graduates have student

Harrast, Steven A.

2004-01-01

428

The Gender Stereotyping of Computer Use Among Female Undergraduate Students in Israel and the Relationship with Computer?related Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Computer Attitude Scale was completed by 298 female undergraduate students in Israel, together with an index of the gender stereotyping of computer use. The data demonstrate that female undergraduate students in Israel are much more likely to regard men as better at using computers than women than was found to be the case in a comparable study in the

Leslie J. Francis; Yaacov J. Katz

1996-01-01

429

A Quasi-Experimental Study of Religiosity of Undergraduate Students Enrolled in an Online Christian Worldview Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not a change in religiosity would occur in undergraduate students at a West Coast Christian university as a result of their participation in an online Christian worldview course. Twenty-six undergraduate students participated in this pretest posttest quasi-experimental study which employed the…

Markette, Jo Ann Alicia Foley

2012-01-01

430

A Comparison of Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education Students' Perceptions of Their Instructors' Use of "Microsoft PowerPoint"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the perceptions of 304 teacher education students regarding how effectively and meaningfully their instructors use the "Microsoft PowerPoint" presentation software program in their teaching and compared graduate and undergraduate students' perceptions to determine the extent to which graduate and undergraduate teacher educators…

Yilmazel-Sahin, Yesim

2009-01-01

431

Effects of Screencasting on the Turkish Undergraduate Students' Achievement and Knowledge Acquisitions in Spreadsheet Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of screencasts on the Turkish undergraduate students' achievement and knowledge acquisitions in spreadsheet applications. The methodology of the study is based on a pretest-posttest experimental design with a control group. A total of 66 undergraduate students in two groups (n = 33 in…

Tekinarslan, Erkan

2013-01-01

432

Good Practices in Undergraduate Education from the Students' and Faculty's View: Consensus or Disagreement. AIR 1996 Annual Forum Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined teaching practices in undergraduate education by surveying 180 undergraduate students and 29 faculty, most in the school of education, at the Rio Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico. Factors investigated include: (1) degree of agreement between faculty and students on good teaching practices; (2) relationship…

Negron-Morales, Patricia; And Others

433

Analyzing the Attitude of Undergraduate Students Toward Poverty and Impoverished Persons: Does Social Work Education Make a Difference?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the impact that undergraduate social work education had on students' attitude toward poverty as pretest and posttest data were collected from 166 university students enrolled in an undergraduate social work course that included a focus on poverty. At both stages of the study participants responded to a 37-item validated instrument designed to measure attitudes toward poverty and

Robert D. Weaver; Sung Hyun Yun

2011-01-01

434

Analyzing the Attitude of Undergraduate Students toward Poverty and Impoverished Persons: Does Social Work Education Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluated the impact that undergraduate social work education had on students' attitude toward poverty as pretest and posttest data were collected from 166 university students enrolled in an undergraduate social work course that included a focus on poverty. At both stages of the study participants responded to a 37-item validated…

Weaver, Robert D.; Yun, Sung Hyun

2011-01-01

435

Here I am Now! Critical ethnography and community service-learning with immigrant and refugee undergraduate students and youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Here I am Now! is the title a multi-ethnic group of immigrant and refugee undergraduate students and neighboring urban Vietnamese and Cambodian refugee youth gave to their participatory photography installation. The exhibit was the culmination of undergraduate students’ participation in a series of Community Service-Learning (CSL) courses offered through CIRCLE (Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Leadership and Empowerment) at

Janna Shadduck-Hernández

2006-01-01

436

Cross-disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions (C-RUI)  

NSF Publications Database

The goal of the Cross-disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions (C-RUI) is to support research efforts involving faculty from different fields and undergraduate students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. Only predominantly undergraduate institutions as defined in the Research at Undergraduate Institutions program announcement, NSF 00-144, are eligible to submit proposals. Full Proposal Preparation Instructions: This solicitation contains information that deviates from the...

437

FINANCIAL SUPPORT VERIFICATION Independent student  

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food or clothing provided by a relative or friend. In these cases, please estimate the annual cost you that person (e.g., spouse, child). If other sources were used, such as a government program or relative, list/13 I SECTION A. Student information Name (last, first, middle initial) Birth date (mm

Amin, S. Massoud

438

Supporting Students from Military Families  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the last decade, more than 800,000 parents of school-age children have been deployed by the U.S. military. Many have deployed more than once and for extended periods, often longer than a year. As a result, increasing numbers of students experience significant distress on a daily basis and are at increased risk for behavioral problems, decreased…

Rossen, Eric; Carter, Courtney D.

2012-01-01

439

FINANCIAL SUPPORT VERIFICATION Independent student  

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or black ink. DIRECTIONS Additional information about your sources of family support is necessary in order Entertainment Food Insurance (medical, life, property, auto) Laundry, dry cleaning Rent or mortgage Telephone

Blanchette, Robert A.

440

Students' Opinions on Facebook Supported Blended Learning Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first purpose of this study was to determine students' opinions on blended learning and its implementation. The other purpose was to explore the students' opinions on Facebook integration into blended learning environment. The participants of this study were 40 undergraduate students in their fourth semester of the program.…

Erdem, Mukaddes; Kibar, Pinar Nuhoglu

2014-01-01

441

Supporting Students' Learning in the Domain of Computer Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous studies have shown that students with low knowledge understand and learn better from more cohesive texts, whereas high-knowledge students have been shown to learn better from texts of lower cohesion. This study examines whether high-knowledge readers in computer science benefit from a text of low cohesion. Undergraduate students (n = 65)…

Gasparinatou, Alexandra; Grigoriadou, Maria

2011-01-01

442

Priority Health Behavior Practices Among Chinese Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract English: This study examined the priority health behaviors among Chinese youth by administering a questionnaire to 1,917 undergraduates,enrolled in three universities in China. The response ratewas,89.7%. This survey found that 75.2% of the participants tried cigarettes at least once during their lifetime, over half had their first cigarette and alcoholic drink before age 15, and over 80% had their

Ping H. Johnson

443

Aligning Student Support with Achievement Goals. Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Wallace Perspective paper summarizes key findings of a newly-published book, "Aligning Student Support with Achievement Goals: The Secondary Principal's Guide," that argues that school counselors could be much more active players in improving student learning. The book, which bases its conclusions heavily on Wallace's Transforming School…

Wallace Foundation, The, 2006

2006-01-01

444

Student Support Programs at the Cockrell School  

E-print Network

these programs provide to engineering students are dependent on support from corporate partners. And, in turn of these five programs is invaluable to a company's reputation among emerging student engineers. Ways for employment with the company · Opportunities for corporate leaders to serve as professional speakers

Texas at Austin, University of

445

The Characteristics and Experiences of Successful Undergraduate Latina Students Who Persist in Engineering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Females and underrepresented ethnic minorities earn a small percentage of engineering and computer science bachelor's degrees awarded in the United States, earn an even smaller proportion of master's and doctoral degrees, and are underrepresented in the engineering workforce (Engineering Workforce Commission, [2006], as cited in National Science Foundation, 2012; United States Department of Education, [2006], as cited in National Science Foundation, 2009a; United States Department of Education, [2006], as cited in National Science Foundation, 2009b). Considerable research has examined the perceptions, culture, curriculum, and pedagogy in engineering that inhibits the achievement of women and underrepresented ethnic minorities. This action research study used a qualitative approach to examine the characteristics and experiences of Latina students who pursued a bachelor's degree in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) as part of the 2008 first-time full-time freshman cohort. The researcher conducted two semi-structured individual interviews with seven undergraduate Latina students who successfully persisted to their fourth (senior) year in engineering. The researcher aimed to understand what characteristics made these students successful and how their experiences affected their persistence in an engineering major. The data collected showed that the Latina participants were motivated to persist in their engineering degree program due to their parents' expectations for success and high academic achievement; their desire to overcome the discrimination, stereotyping, and naysayers that they encountered; and their aspiration to become a role model for their family and other students interested in pursuing engineering. From the data collected, the researcher provided suggestions to implement and adapt educational activities and support systems within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering to improve the retention and graduation rates of Latinas in engineering at ASU.

Robinson, Carrie

446

The ERAU Undergraduate Meteorology Program, Students' Learning, and Measures of Success  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of this paper is to introduce the relationship, teaching techniques, research experience, and critical thinking interactions between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University(ERAU) McNair mentors and their meteorology students to ensure the students' continued academic success and path to graduate school. The primary goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to provide experiences that prepare selected undergraduate students for doctoral study. The overriding goal of the McNair programs is to increase the number of underrepresented students who will obtain doctoral degrees and go on to teach and do research in institutions of higher learning. The underrepresented students are often those with limited resources, however encouraging critical thinking and undergraduate research experience is an effective tool for engaging them in applied meteorology. How do we help underrepresented meteorology students become aware of their strong and weak sides, help their learning, improve their learning strategies, and guide them toward a successful graduate school path? What skills are particularly important in developing a solid undergraduate expertise in meteorology? How can these skills be taught effectively? What are the obstacles the McNair scholars have to overcome? Some students are under prepared in math or have math phobias, others are learning English as they are learning the complex vocabulary of meteorology, or arrive in the classroom with communication skills that are not fully developed. We discuss our experiences as part of the ERAU McNair Scholars Program and Department of meteorology faculty body.

Ivanova, D.

2008-12-01

447

Can a tablet device alter undergraduate science students' study behavior and use of technology?  

PubMed

This article reports findings from a study investigating undergraduate biological sciences students' use of technology and computer devices for learning and the effect of providing students with a tablet device. A controlled study was conducted to collect quantitative and qualitative data on the impact of a tablet device on students' use of devices and technology for learning. Overall, we found that students made extensive use of the tablet device for learning, using it in preference to laptop computers to retrieve information, record lectures, and access learning resources. In line with other studies, we found that undergraduate students only use familiar Web 2.0 technologies and that the tablet device did not alter this behavior for the majority of tools. We conclude that undergraduate science students can make extensive use of a tablet device to enhance their learning opportunities without institutions changing their teaching methods or computer systems, but that institutional intervention may be needed to drive changes in student behavior toward the use of novel Web 2.0 technologies. PMID:22665424

Morris, Neil P; Ramsay, Luke; Chauhan, Vikesh

2012-06-01

448

Student Support Services Program Application  

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: ELIGIBILITY1 ETHNIC BACKGROUND Neither parent has a 4-yr. College degree African-American Latino Financial aid/scholarship) _______________________________________________________________________ PARTICIPATION IN THE FOLLOWING Upward Bound (Campus) Educational Talent Search (Campus) Community College EOPS. Support in Eng. & Comp. Sci.) Athletics Other: _______________________ . Enrollment status: part-time full

de Lijser, Peter

449

Teaching child and adolescent psychiatry to undergraduate medical students - A survey in German-speaking countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: To conduct a survey about teaching child and adolescent psychiatry to undergraduate medical students in German-speaking countries. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to the 33 academic departments of child and adolescent psychiatry in Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking part of Switzerland. RESULTS: All departments responded. For teaching knowledge, the methods most commonly reported were lectures and case presentations. The

Reiner Frank; Florian Frank

2010-01-01

450

ENHANCING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF MULTIMEDIA LEARNING THEORIES TO UNDERGRADUATE MANUFACTURING COURSES  

Microsoft Academic Search

A problem associated with getting students to participate more fully in certain engineering courses, is the imposition, by many university administration's, on the availability of time and resources which can be expended within an undergraduate programme. In an attempt to overcome this problem, this paper investigates the use of multimedia and computer technology in the delivery of complex non-quantitative topics

Martin McCarthy; Des Tedford; Rainer Seidel

451

Affecting Factors and Outcome on Intermittent Internet Pulling Behavior in Taiwan's Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nowadays people's lives heavily rely on Internet facilities. Internet users generally have constant Internet connectivity and intermittently click on sites they want to access even amidst studying or working. In this study, we sought to examine the factors affecting intermittent Internet pulling behavior on undergraduate students. Furthermore, the…

Yang, Hui-Jen; Lay, Yun-Long

2011-01-01

452

Bridging the Gap: A Research-Based Approach for Teaching Interdisciplinary Science to Undergraduate Freshman Students  

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A new program, On Recent Discoveries by Emory Researchers (ORDER), has been developed as a bridge across the ever-widening gap between graduate and undergraduate education in the sciences. This bridge is created by merging the needs of graduate/postdoctoral students to educate more interdisciplinary scholars about their research discoveries with…

Sales, Jessica; Comeau, Dawn; Liddle, Kathleen; Khanna, Nikki; Perrone, Lisa; Palmer, Katrina; Lynn, David

2006-01-01

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PRESENTATIONS (GREEN UNDERGRADUATES; RED = GRADUATE STUDENTS; Blue = PDFS) AT MEETINGS, INVITED  

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and oligonucleotide compatible sol-gel preparation and controlled aggregation of primary silica particles, IUPAC WorldPRESENTATIONS (GREEN ­ UNDERGRADUATES; RED = GRADUATE STUDENTS; Blue = PDFS) AT MEETINGS, INVITED and Silica: Using Polysaccharides to Structure Silicon-Based Materials ISPO, Busan, Korea, June 2008. 25

Hitchcock, Adam P.

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STUDENT COMPUTER USE IN SELECTED UNDERGRADUATE AGRICULTURE COURSES: AN EXAMINATION OF REQUIRED TASKS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faculty members in a college of agriculture were surveyed to determine the computer tasks required of students enrolled in selected undergraduate courses (a = 63). Over 50% of the courses requiredstudents to complete one or more tasks in the areas of wordprocessing, Internet use and electronic mail. Less than 50% of the courses required any use of spreadsheets, databases, computer

Donald M. Johnson

2000-01-01

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Student Perceptions of an Upper-Level, Undergraduate Human Anatomy Laboratory Course without Cadavers  

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Several programs in health professional education require or are considering requiring upper-level human anatomy as prerequisite for their applicants. Undergraduate students are confronted with few institutions offering such a course, in part because of the expense and logistical issues associated with a cadaver-based human anatomy course. This…

Wright, Shirley J.

2012-01-01

456

Undergraduate Paramedic Students' Attitudes to E-Learning: Findings from Five University Programs  

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Computers and computer-assisted instruction are being used with increasing frequency in the area of undergraduate paramedic education. Paramedic students' attitudes towards the use of e-learning technology and computer-assisted instruction have received limited attention in the empirical literature to date. The objective of this study was to…

Williams, Brett; Boyle, Malcolm; Molloy, Andrew; Brightwell, Richard; Munro, Graham; Service, Melinda; Brown, Ted

2011-01-01

457

The effect of a timed writing assessment on ESL undergraduate engineering students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pressure from engineering faculty and external accreditors to improve the quality of undergraduates' communication skills led to the development of a timed writing assessment, which has resulted in an unproportionally high failure rate among English as Second Language (ESL) students. This paper provides explanations for why some ESL writers are unable to successfully negotiate a timed writing instrument, the types

Joanne Lax

2005-01-01

458

Enhancing First Year Undergraduate Student Engagement via the School of Biological Sciences Tutorials Module  

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The transition to undergraduate study is often a challenging step for students as they progress from relatively smaller school/college classes with a high degree of contact time with familiar staff to a university department where one-on-one interaction with staff members is significantly reduced. The first year tutorials module offers one of the…

McDonald, James E.; Robinson, Rosanna L.

2014-01-01

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"Not Necessarily a Bad Thing ...": A Study of Online Plagiarism amongst Undergraduate Students  

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Whilst the copying, falsification and plagiarism of essays and assignments has long been a prevalent form of academic misconduct amongst undergraduate students, the increasing use of the internet in higher education has raised concern over enhanced levels of online plagiarism and new types of "cyber-cheating". Based on a self-report study of 1222…

Selwyn, Neil

2008-01-01

460

Developing state-of-the-art Cosmology courses for undergraduate non-science students  

Microsoft Academic Search

All undergraduate students at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras are required to take a General Studies interdisciplinary science course as a requisite for graduation. We have successfully developed a new course for non-science majors that deal in current topics of interest including Big Bang cosmology, the uses and misuses of anthropic principle as a philosophical guide for scientists,

Ramon Lopez-Aleman

2007-01-01

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Undergraduate Students Conducting Research in the Life Sciences: Opportunities for Connected Learning  

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Some scholars have publicly criticized large research universities for failing to provide undergraduate students with the skills and abilities needed to succeed both in life and in the workforce. One strategy, taken at UCLA, is to use its strength as a research institution as the foundation of curricular reform; for example, by bringing research…

Levis-Fitzgerald, Marc; Denson, Nida; Kerfeld, Cheryl A.

2005-01-01

462

Using Student Learning and Development Outcomes to Evaluate a First-Year Undergraduate Group Video Project  

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Students in an interdisciplinary undergraduate introductory course were required to complete a group video project focused on nutrition and healthy eating. A mixed-methods approach to data collection involved observing and rating video footage of group work sessions and individual and focus group interviews. These data were analyzed and used to…

Jensen, Murray; Mattheis, Allison; Johnson, Brady

2012-01-01

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Grade/Study-Performance Contracts, Enhanced Communication, Cooperative Learning, and Student Performance in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry.  

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Describes and evaluates a teaching strategy, designed to increase student retention while maintaining academic performance levels in undergraduate organic chemistry, that uses grade/study-performance contracts, enhanced communication using electronic mail, and cooperative learning. Concludes that a series of interventions can substantially…

Dougherty, Ralph C.

1997-01-01

464

The Impact of International Internships on Undergraduate College Students' Career Development  

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In recent years, a growing number of undergraduate college and university students in the United States have sought international internships. A great deal has been written about internships as a form of experiential learning and a great deal has been written about international study abroad as a source for global learning, but there is limited…

Benedict-Augustine, Amy L.

2010-01-01

465

Using Web-Based Key Character and Classification Instruction for Teaching Undergraduate Students Insect Identification  

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The purpose of the study was to determine whether undergraduate students receiving web-based instruction based on traditional, key character, or classification instruction differed in their performance of insect identification tasks. All groups showed a significant improvement in insect identifications on pre- and post-two-dimensional picture…

Golick, Douglas A.; Heng-Moss, Tiffany M.; Steckelberg, Allen L.; Brooks, David. W.; Higley, Leon G.; Fowler, David

2013-01-01

466

Developing the Next Generation of Community-Based Researchers: Tips for Undergraduate Students  

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Universities and funding agencies are increasingly calling for collaborative research between community partners and academics. When combined with faculty roles in training the next generation of researchers, these collaborative frameworks can present a challenge to undergraduate students seeking experience with research activities--both in terms…

Ryser, Laura; Markey, Sean; Halseth, Greg

2013-01-01

467

Citation Behavior of Undergraduate Students: A Study of History, Political Science, and Sociology Papers  

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The goal of this analysis was to obtain local citation behavior data on undergraduates researching history, political science, and sociology papers. The study found that students cited books and journals even with the availability of web sources; however, usage varied by subject. References to specific websites' domains also varied across subject…

Hendley, Michelle

2012-01-01

468

Tensiometry as a Measure of Improvement in Knot Quality in Undergraduate Medical Students  

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Introduction: This study examined the validity of tensiometry as an objective method of assessing the improvements in the quality of knots and technical performance due to practice on suturing and knot-tying skills. Methods: We evaluated the quality of 1,830 knots produced by undergraduate medical students before training (pre-test), after…

Leming, J. Kyle; Dorman, Katie; Brydges, Ryan; Carnahan, Heather; Dubrowski, Adam

2007-01-01

469

A Cultural Heuristic Approach to the Study of Jamaican Undergraduate Students' Achievement Motivation  

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In recent years, there have been increasing calls to develop a more contextually-based, sociocultural perspective of achievement motivation. With this in mind, this mixed method study examined Jamaican, of the West Indies, undergraduate students' perception of motivation. This study was conducted in two phases. First, a qualitative…

Clayton, Karen Elizabeth

2012-01-01

470

Training Undergraduate Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders As Conversational Partners for Persons with Aphasia  

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Training Undergraduate Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders As Conversational Partners for Persons with Aphasia This Educational Enhancement Grant was funded for the 2009-10 academic year with aphasia as part of a training module in neurogenic communication disorders within the CSD 482 ­ Clinical

Hayes, Jane E.

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Academic Motivation and Self-Regulation: A Comparative Analysis of Undergraduate and Graduate Students Learning Online  

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To succeed in autonomous online learning environments, it helps to be a highly motivated, self-regulated learner. The present study explored potential differences between undergraduate (n = 87) and graduate students (n = 107) in their levels of academic motivation and self-regulation while learning online. In particular, this study provides a…

Artino, Anthony R., Jr.; Stephens, Jason M.

2009-01-01

472

Promoting Active Learning: Student-Led Data Gathering in Undergraduate Statistics  

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Scholarship on teaching undergraduates increasingly emphasizes the benefits of providing students with an active role in their education whereby instructors are more aptly described as facilitators of knowledge rather than merely providers of it. Additionally, recommendations from the American Sociological Association aimed specifically at the…

Strangfeld, Jennifer A.

2013-01-01

473

Effect of a Problem Based Simulation on the Conceptual Understanding of Undergraduate Science Education Students  

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A study of the effect of science teaching with a multimedia simulation on water quality, the "River of Life," on the science conceptual understanding of students (N = 83) in an undergraduate science education (K-9) course is reported. Teaching reality-based meaningful science is strongly recommended by the National Science Education Standards…

Kumar, David Devraj; Sherwood, Robert D.

2007-01-01

474

The Relationship between Personality Types A and B and Academic Dishonesty of Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

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Since 1941, academic dishonesty has been recognized in the professional literature as a serious problem. Personality Types A and B have been suspected as contributors to cheating. In this quasi-experimental study, undergraduate and graduate students (N = 112) at one academic institution were surveyed about their attitudes and cheating behavior.…

Thorne-Figueroa, Jacqueline Marie

2010-01-01

475

MARKETING AND UK STUDENT RECRUITMENT OFFICE UK Undergraduate Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions Strategy 2009  

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Strategy ­ 2009 entry EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. This strategy document covers the UG marketing, recruitment an increasingly important element of our marketing communications strategy in order to communicate `new CornwallMARKETING AND UK STUDENT RECRUITMENT OFFICE UK Undergraduate Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions

Bearhop, Stuart

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Relieving Career Anxiety and Indecision: The Role of Undergraduate Students' Perceived Control and Faculty Affiliations  

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As educators and mentors, we often focus on helping undergraduate students make career decisions. However, there is also value in helping alleviate career anxiety and indecision, both of which impede decision-making and are not automatically resolved once a decision is made. This research examined the role of individual differences (age, gender,…

Daniels, Lia M.; Stewart, Tara L.; Stupnisky, Robert H.; Perry, Raymond P.; LoVerso, Tatiana

2011-01-01

477

The Relation of Career Indecision and Parental Attachment among Iranian Undergraduate Students  

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Career indecision particularly among college and undergraduate students is a concern of counselors and psychologists. This concern has led to numerous research studies related to career indecision and factors that influence it, such as family relationships. In this regard, several studies have reported a significant relationship between career…

Mojgan, Fadaei Nasab; Kadir, Rusnani Abdul; Noah, Sidek Mohd; Hassan, Siti Aishah

2013-01-01

478

Student Perspectives on Enrolling in Undergraduate Forestry Degree Programs in the United States  

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Undergraduate U.S. forestry degree programs experienced a steady decline in enrollments over a decade beginning in the mid-1990s. This decline prompted a survey of students enrolled in these programs to determine what factors led to their decisions to matriculate there and conversely, what may have made them hesitant to do so. The sample…

Sharik, Terry L.; Frisk, Stacey L.

2011-01-01

479

Bibliographic Management Software: A Focus Group Study of the Preferences and Practices of Undergraduate Students  

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With the growing population of undergraduate students on our campus and an increased focus on their success, librarians at a large midwestern university were interested in the citation management styles of this university cohort. Our university library spends considerable resources each year to maintain and promote access to the robust…

Salem, Jamie; Fehrmann, Paul

2013-01-01

480

A Study of 8 Fundamental Moral Characteristics among Thai Undergraduate Students  

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The objective of this study is to explore the eight fundamental moral characteristics of undergraduate students in order to benefit instructional model development. The eight moral characteristics are diligence, frugality, honesty, discipline, politeness, cleanliness, unity and generosity. The study findings rank these eight moral characteristics…

Ngammuk, Patariya

2011-01-01

481

Lessons Learned from Undergraduate Students in Designing a Science-Based Course in Bioethics  

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Columbia University offers two innovative undergraduate science-based bioethics courses for student majoring in biosciences and pre-health studies. The goals of these courses are to introduce future scientists and healthcare professionals to the ethical questions they will confront in their professional lives, thus enabling them to strategically…

Loike, John D.; Rush, Brittany S.; Schweber, Adam; Fischbach, Ruth L.

2013-01-01

482

The Development, Evaluation, and Validation of a Financial Stress Scale for Undergraduate Students  

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Financial stress is commonly experienced among college students and is associated with adverse academic, mental health, and physical health outcomes. Surprisingly, no validated measures of financial stress have been developed for undergraduate populations. The present study was conducted to generate and evaluate a measure of financial stress for…

Northern, Jebediah J.; O'Brien, William H.; Goetz, Paul W.

2010-01-01

483

Assessing Collaborative Undergraduate Student Wikis and SVN with Technology-based Instrumentation  

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Assessing Collaborative Undergraduate Student Wikis and SVN with Technology-based Instrumentation States {chitra, shaw, jihie}@isi.edu 1. Case Study Objective and Collaborative Context Local industry, referred to as the Joint Coding Project (JCP), spans a seven-week period of collaboration among the two

Kim, Jihie

484

Introducing Programmable Logic to Undergraduate Engineering Students in a Digital Electronics Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to significant technological advances and industry requirements, many universities have introduced programmable logic and hardware description languages into undergraduate engineering curricula. This has led to a number of logistical and didactical challenges, in particular for computer science students. In this paper, the integration of some programmable logic concepts into an introductory digital electronics course is presented. The proposed optional

Elías Todorovich; José A. Marone; Martín Vazquez

2012-01-01

485

A Look across Four Years at the Disposition toward Critical Thinking among Undergraduate Students.  

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Describes a study conducted at an 8000-student Catholic university to determine whether critical thinking (CT) skills increase after four years of undergraduate education. Examines seven categories of CT: (1) truth-seeking; (2) open-mindedness; (3) analyticity; (4) systematicity; (5) CT self-confidence; (6) inquisitiveness; and (7) maturity of…

Giancarlo, Carol A.; Facione, Peter A.

2001-01-01

486

Teaching Molecular Biology to Undergraduate Biology Students: An Illustration of Protein Expression and Purification  

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Practical classes on protein expression and purification were given to undergraduate biology students enrolled in the elective course "Introduction to Genetic Engineering." The heterologous expression of the green fluorescent protein (GFP)* of "Aequorea victoria" is an interesting system for didactic purposes because it can be viewed easily during…

Sommer, Cesar Adolfo; Silva, Flavio Henrique; Novo, Maria Teresa Marques

2004-01-01

487

Effects of Exposure to Mental Illness in Role-Play on Undergraduate Student Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Education is integral to reducing stigma toward the mentally ill. Medical educators have a key role in delivering education that reduces that stigma. Undergraduate psychiatric training and specific education programs are both effective in reducing stigma. However, many students are exposed to concepts of mental illness at a much earlier stage in their education. No previous study has explored

Lesley M. Roberts; Connie Wiskin; Andrea Roalfe

488

Bacterial Production of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate): An Undergraduate Student Laboratory Experiment  

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As part of a multidisciplinary course that is cross-listed between five departments, we developed an undergraduate student laboratory experiment for culturing, isolating, and purifying the biopolymer, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), PHB. This biopolyester accumulates in the cytoplasm of bacterial cells under specific growth conditions, and it has…

Burns, Kristi L.; Oldham, Charlie D.; May, Sheldon W.

2009-01-01

489

Why IS: understanding the factors influencing undergraduate students' intention to choose IS major in business  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last a few years, undergraduate students seem increasingly less enthusiasm about IS major, and the enrollments to IS major in business schools, especially in the U.S. business schools, have been suffering. The continuing losses in IS enrollments have generated a widespread concern among IS professors, school administrators, and practitioners. Despite many speculations on what led to the down

Wei Zhang

2006-01-01

490

Prevalence and Motives for Illicit Use of Prescription Stimulants in an Undergraduate Student Sample.  

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To assess the prevalence and motives for illicit use of prescription stimulants and alcohol and other drugs (AODs), associated with these motives, the authors distributed a self-administered Web survey TO a random sample of 9,161 undergraduate college students. Of the study participants, 8.1% reported lifetime and 5.4% reported past-year illicit…

Teter, Christian J.; McCabe, Sean Esteban; Cranford, James A.; Boyd, Carol J.; Guthrie, Sally K.

2005-01-01

491

Differences in Knowledge Networks about Acids and Bases of Year-12, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Chemistry Students.  

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Differences in the status of ontological categories on the concept maps of secondary-, undergraduate- and graduate-level chemistry students were analyzed with the "Pathfinder" scaling algorithm and multidimensional scaling. Results indicate differences among groups in the structural significance of abstract process-related nodes and matter-related…

Wilson, Janice M.

1998-01-01

492

A Course Designed for Undergraduate Biochemistry Students to Learn about Cultural Diversity Issues  

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Biology, biochemistry, and other science students are well trained in science and familiar with how to conduct and evaluate scientific experiments. They are less aware of cultural issues or how these will impact their careers in research, education, or as professional health care workers. A course was developed for advanced undergraduate science…

Benore-Parsons, Marilee

2006-01-01

493

A Study of Undergraduate Students Enrolled in Agriculture Majors at Tennessee Universities.  

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This report presents the results of a study to identify the demographic characteristics of undergraduate students enrolled in agriculture majors at Tennessee universities. These characteristics are analyzed: background data, parental information, high school data, work experience, college experience, and goals. Responses are presented for the…

Byler, Ben L.

494

Quantitative Investigations of Biodiesel Fuel Using Infrared Spectroscopy: An Instrumental Analysis Experiment for Undergraduate Chemistry Students  

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Biodiesel has gained attention in recent years as a renewable fuel source due to its reduced greenhouse gas and particulate emissions, and it can be produced within the United States. A laboratory experiment designed for students in an upper-division undergraduate laboratory is described to study biodiesel production and biodiesel mixing with…

Ault, Andrew P.; Pomeroy, Robert

2012-01-01

495

Information and Communication Technologies Used by Undergraduate Students in their Academic and Socialization Activities  

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The growth of availability and access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in higher education in Mexico is a fact. Nevertheless, not much is known about how students use these resources in their school and social activities. A survey to obtain information about how undergraduates use web resources and cell phones was designed and…

Herrera-Batista, Miguel A.; Gonzalez-Martinez, Maria Dolores

2008-01-01

496

Mobility of Undergraduate College Students Between Washington Colleges and Universities, Fall 1971.  

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This study investigated the mobility of undergraduate college students between Washington colleges and universities fall, 1971. Data were taken from Table 1 of the Higher Education Enrollment Projection (HEEP) model report forms. HEEP data reports transfers on a fall to fall basis whereas this study has recorded transfers on a spring to fall…

Winchester, E. Anne; Kenny, Eleanore

497

Undergraduate Student Outcomes: A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Courses  

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of the Online Comparative Outcomes Sub- Committee to date includes the following: 1. Continuing and ProfessionalUndergraduate Student Outcomes: A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Courses Report from on Online Learning Martha L. A. Stassen, Academic Planning and Assessment, Chair Marilyn Blaustein

Schweik, Charles M.