Sample records for support undergraduate students

  1. Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grant Purpose: To support undergraduate student research travel

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    Martin, Jeff

    Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grant Purpose: To support undergraduate student research of travel. · Students may only receive two Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grants throughout 15 General Information: · Applicants may only be awarded one Undergraduate Student Research Travel

  2. Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grant Purpose: To support undergraduate student research travel

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    Martin, Jeff

    Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grant Purpose: To support undergraduate student research Undergraduate Student Research Travel Grant per fiscal year (April 1 ­ March 31). Dates are based on date of application, not on date of travel. · Students may only receive two Undergraduate Student Research Travel

  3. Student Support Services for Millennial Undergraduates

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pullan, Marie C.

    2010-01-01

    Education has changed as a result of technological advances. Distance learning, particularly online learning, has rapidly increased its presence in higher education. At the same time, a new generation of students characterized as being the first generation to grow up with the Internet, are entering college. This generation, commonly called…

  4. An Exploration of Undergraduate Students' Views on the Effectiveness of Academic and Pastoral Support

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cahill, Jo; Bowyer, Jan; Murray, Sue

    2014-01-01

    Background: Academic and pastoral support is fundamental to the achievement of a high-quality student learning experience. Aim: This study reports on full-time undergraduate students' views on the effectiveness of academic and pastoral support in one higher education institution. The intent of the study was to explore how academic and…

  5. Academic advising and student support: Help-seeking behaviors among Saudi dental undergraduate students

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    Al-Ansari, Asim; El Tantawi, Maha; AbdelSalam, Maha; Al-Harbi, Fahad

    2015-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to assess the use of and satisfaction with the academic-advising and student-support systems available to undergraduate students in the College of Dentistry at the University of Dammam. In addition, the study aimed to also identify factors that explained the help-seeking behavior of students which they used to solve academic issues. Materials and methods Students enrolled in the five-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program in 2012–13 and 2013–14 first-year students were invited to respond to a self-administered questionnaire. Results The results showed that 66.2% of students had discussed academic issues with their advisor at least once, with a frequency ranging from zero to six times. Most students reported that their advisors were readily available, listened intently to their needs and questions, and helped them solve their problems. However, only 7.6% of students relied primarily on advisors for help with academic issues, whereas 51% depended first on colleagues and 13.8% did not seek help and relied on themselves. In total, 17.2% of students were very or somewhat satisfied with the academic advising system. Males had lower odds of discussing issues with their advisors, and the odds were higher with advisors who were more available (OR = 0.25 and 3.74, respectively). Alerting students to important dates in the academic calendar significantly increased the odds that a student would depend primarily on academic advisors for advice related to academic issues (OR = 6.53). Conclusions Few students were satisfied with the academic support system. We need to train advisors to help them develop their skills and knowledge and to enable them to provide the support needed by the students.

  6. Supporting the whole student: Inclusive program design for making undergraduate research experiences accessible

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    Haacker-Santos, R.; Allen, L.; Batchelor, R. L.

    2013-12-01

    As undergraduate research experiences have become an unofficial pre-requisite to enter graduate school programs in the sciences, we have to make sure that these experiences are inclusive and accessible to all students. Program managers who make a conscious effort to recruit students from traditionally under-represented groups, including veterans, non-traditional students or students with disabilities, are often unaware of the financial and program implications these students require, and discover that their current program design might inadvertently exclude or not fully support these students. The SOARS Program, an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program in the atmospheric sciences, has supported this group of students for over 15 years. We have found that we needed to adjust some program elements and secure extra funding sources to holistically support our students in their research experience, however, the program and the students have reaped tremendous benefits. Involving non-traditional students or veterans in our program has raised the maturity level and problem solving skills of the group, and having students with disabilities participate has been a vehicle for broadening perspective and diverse knowledge into the field of study, e.g. researching weather and climate beyond what you can 'see'. This presentation will highlight some of the findings from the SOARS program experience, and will share practices for recruitment and holistic support to ensure student success. We will share resources and tips on inclusive program design, including working with students with family commitments or physical disabilities, and will report on the enormous program benefits and peer learning these students have brought to the student cohorts and research labs they are working in.

  7. A Phenomenological Study of Undergraduate College Student Perceptions of Academic Support Groups for At-Risk Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Galima, Dana M.

    2013-01-01

    The number of undergraduate students who are academically at risk is steadily increasing, substantiating the need for some type of early intervention upon entering college. Academic support programs have great potential for closing the gap between at-risk status and graduation completion. It is necessary to understand the specific success…

  8. Student Support in China: Addressing the Perceived Needs of Undergraduate English Department Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schippers, Margriet

    2008-01-01

    As yet little research into the perspectives of Chinese students studying in mainland China's Higher Education Institutions has been undertaken. This paper explores the issue of students' support needs and presents the findings of a study carried out in 2005-2007 at a public university in North East China. The Action Research method used…

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

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    Amon, Julie L.

    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.

  10. Increasing Persistence in Undergraduate Science Majors: A Model for Institutional Support of Underrepresented Students

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    Toven-Lindsey, Brit; Levis-Fitzgerald, Marc; Barber, Paul H.; Hasson, Tama

    2015-01-01

    The 6-yr degree-completion rate of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at U.S. colleges and universities is less than 40%. Persistence among women and underrepresented minorities (URMs), including African-American, Latino/a, Native American, and Pacific Islander students, is even more troubling, as these students leave STEM majors at significantly higher rates than their non-URM peers. This study utilizes a matched comparison group design to examine the academic achievement and persistence of students enrolled in the Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS), an academic support program at the University of California, Los Angeles, for first- and second-year science majors from underrepresented backgrounds. Results indicate that PEERS students, on average, earned higher grades in most “gatekeeper” chemistry and math courses, had a higher cumulative grade point average, completed more science courses, and persisted in a science major at significantly higher rates than the comparison group. With its holistic approach focused on academics, counseling, creating a supportive community, and exposure to research, the PEERS program serves as an excellent model for universities interested in and committed to improving persistence of underrepresented science majors and closing the achievement gap. PMID:25828403

  11. Increasing persistence in undergraduate science majors: a model for institutional support of underrepresented students.

    PubMed

    Toven-Lindsey, Brit; Levis-Fitzgerald, Marc; Barber, Paul H; Hasson, Tama

    2015-01-01

    The 6-yr degree-completion rate of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at U.S. colleges and universities is less than 40%. Persistence among women and underrepresented minorities (URMs), including African-American, Latino/a, Native American, and Pacific Islander students, is even more troubling, as these students leave STEM majors at significantly higher rates than their non-URM peers. This study utilizes a matched comparison group design to examine the academic achievement and persistence of students enrolled in the Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS), an academic support program at the University of California, Los Angeles, for first- and second-year science majors from underrepresented backgrounds. Results indicate that PEERS students, on average, earned higher grades in most "gatekeeper" chemistry and math courses, had a higher cumulative grade point average, completed more science courses, and persisted in a science major at significantly higher rates than the comparison group. With its holistic approach focused on academics, counseling, creating a supportive community, and exposure to research, the PEERS program serves as an excellent model for universities interested in and committed to improving persistence of underrepresented science majors and closing the achievement gap. PMID:25828403

  12. Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support undergraduate students who will study

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    Qian, Ning

    Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships Taught Language, as defined by the Dept. of Education (Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu support undergraduate students who will study Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tamil, or Urdu and other

  13. Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support undergraduate students who will study

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    Qian, Ning

    Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tamil, or Urdu. Applicants may apply to study other modern South Asia languages support undergraduate students who will study Bengali, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Tamil, or Urdu and other

  14. Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Technology-Supported Learning: The Case of an Accounting Class

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flynn, Antoinette; Concannon, Fiona; Bheachain, Caoilfhionn Ni

    2005-01-01

    The aim of this study is to explore students' perceptions of e-learning in a large undergraduate accounting class environment. E-learning technologies are increasingly widespread; however, they are often employed for technology's sake rather than directed by a pedagogic rationale. This study explores e-learning technology from the student's…

  15. Student Handbook Undergraduate Education

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    Student Handbook Undergraduate Education College of Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas #12;College of Education, Student Handbook Page Handbook Page 2 ABOUT THE COLLEGE The College of Education (COE

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

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

    2014-12-01

    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

  17. Increasing Persistence in Undergraduate Science Majors: A Model for Institutional Support of Underrepresented Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Toven-Lindsey, Brit; Levis-Fitzgerald, Marc; Barber, Paul H.; Hasson, Tama

    2015-01-01

    The 6-yr degree-completion rate of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors at U.S. colleges and universities is less than 40%. Persistence among women and underrepresented minorities (URMs), including African-American, Latino/a, Native American, and Pacific Islander students, is even more troubling, as these…

  18. HANDBOOK FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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    Kaji, Hajime

    #12;#12;HANDBOOK FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2011 Faculty of Science and Engineering Waseda University #12;This handbook contains information on academic policies of Science and Engineering. Be careful not to lose this handbook. Even though new handbooks are issued each

  19. The Max Zar Scholarship in Engineering The purpose of this award is to provide scholarship support for senior undergraduate students majoring in an

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    scholarship support for senior undergraduate students majoring in an engineering degree program withinThe Max Zar Scholarship in Engineering 2012-2013 The purpose of this award is to provide the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The Award: The scholarship is valued at $1,000 for one

  20. The Max Zar Scholarship in Engineering The purpose of this award is to provide scholarship support for senior undergraduate students majoring in an

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    The Max Zar Scholarship in Engineering The purpose of this award is to provide scholarship support for senior undergraduate students majoring in an engineering degree program within the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The Award: The scholarship is valued at $1,000 for one academic year

  1. Student Information Form for Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Students Please complete, sign and return this form along with the supporting documents to appropriate address/fax

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    Rainforth, Emma C.

    status? ___________________________ Higher Education: Name of CollegeStudent Information Form for Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Students Please complete, sign _____________________________________________ Date of Birth__________________________(MM-DD-YY) Social Security Number

  2. 500 undergraduate students (not including freshman students

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    Bolding, M. Chad

    Fellowships 6 privately funded graduate fellowships National Champions in Concrete Canoe and Student SteelStudents 500 undergraduate students (not including freshman students 125 graduate students 5 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows 3 US DOT Eisenhower Fellowships 14 NSF SMP

  3. Undergraduate Handbook Dear Optics student,

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    Cantlon, Jessica F.

    Undergraduate Handbook Fall 2013 #12;2 Dear Optics student, It is my great pleasure to welcome prepared this Undergraduate Handbook to serve as a guide and a resource for you. Please feel free or clarification on any content in this handbook. I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities

  4. Experiencing Work: Supporting the Undergraduate Hospitality, Tourism and Cruise Management Student on an Overseas Work Placement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gibson, Philip; Busby, Graham

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports on a funded research project into the experiences of tourism, hospitality and cruise management students on internship outside the UK as part of their British university degree between 2007 and 2009. The research reflected on the perceptions of students, course managers, placement officers and members of university placement…

  5. Experiencing work: supporting the undergraduate hospitality, tourism and cruise management student on an overseas work placement

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    Philip Gibson; Graham Busby

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports on a funded research project into the experiences of tourism, hospitality and cruise management students on internship outside the UK as part of their British university degree between 2007 and 2009. The research reflected on the perceptions of students, course managers, placement officers and members of university placement groups. The research makes use of data collected in

  6. 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

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

    2002-01-01

    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…

  7. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

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    Guenther, Frank

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL FOR HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 2012-2013 Revised: September, 2012 (JLS) #12;- 2 ................................................................................................................. - 3 - II. INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY........................................................................................................................................ - 4 - III. FULL-TIME FACULTY IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

  8. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

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    Guenther, Frank

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL FOR HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 2011-2012 Revised: September, 2011 (JLS) #12;- 2 ................................................................................................................. - 3 - II. INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY........................................................................................................................................ - 4 - III. FULL-TIME FACULTY IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

  9. Supporting Undergraduate Computer Architecture Students Using a Visual MIPS64 CPU Simulator

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  10. Office of Student Financial Aid & Undergraduate Scholarships

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Office of Student Financial Aid & Undergraduate Scholarships OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP NOTIFICATION FORM the check directly to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships (2309 West End (Do not complete this form if no outside scholarships are forthcoming.) Student Name

  11. Astrology Beliefs among Undergraduate Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  12. Undergraduate Students' Attitudes toward Biodiversity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huang, Hui-Ju; Lin, Yu-Teh Kirk

    2014-01-01

    The study investigated American and Taiwan undergraduate students' attitudes toward biodiversity. The survey questionnaire consisted of statements prompted by the question "To what extent do you agree with the following statements about problems with the biodiversity issues." Students indicated strongly disagree, disagree, agree,…

  13. GRADUATE-UNDERGRADUATE ENTOMOLOGY STUDENT SOCIETY

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    Isaacs, Rufus

    APPENDIX B GRADUATE-UNDERGRADUATE ENTOMOLOGY STUDENT SOCIETY (GUESS) #12;CONSTITUTION GRADUATE-UNDERGRADUATE ENTOMOLOGY STUDENT SOCIETY (GUESS) Section I. Name. The entomology student organization shall be known as Graduate-Undergraduate Entomology Student Society (GUESS). Section II. Objective. The objective

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

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    Waldow, Dean A.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    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)

  15. A Comparison of Students' Attitudes Between Computer Software Support and Traditional Laboratory Practical Learning Environments in Undergraduate Electronics Science

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    Y. B. Gandole

    The purpose of this experimental study was to see the effect of Computer software support on the attitude towards electronics subject of students while working in laboratory of electronics science. In this experimental study there were two groups as experimental group and control group. The experimental group performed the experiments using computer software support for selected practical in electronics, while

  16. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT FUNDING

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    EVENT to us. You want us to get excited about your organization and your plans for using the funds! When come from? The Student Activity Fund comes directly from the $40 Student Activity Fee that every

  17. The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR): Supporting Faculty that Mentor Undergraduate Researchers

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    Fox, L. K.; Guertin, L. A.; Manley, P. L.; Fortner, S. K.

    2012-12-01

    Undergraduate research is a proven effective pedagogy that has a number of benefits including: enhancing student learning through mentoring relationships with faculty; increasing retention; increasing enrollment in graduate programs; developing critical thinking, creativity, problem solving and intellectual independence; and, developing an understanding of research methodology. Undergraduate research also has been demonstrated in preparing students for careers. In addition to developing disciplinary and technical expertise, participation in undergraduate research helps students improve communication skills (written, oral, and graphical) and time management. Early involvement in undergraduate research improves retention and, for those engaged at the 2YC level, helps students successfully transfers to 4YC. The Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR) supports faculty in their development of undergraduate research programs at all levels. GeoCUR leads workshops for new and future faculty covering all aspects of undergraduate research including incorporating research into coursework, project design, mentoring students, sustaining programs, and funding sources. GeoCUR members support new faculty by providing a range of services including: peer-review of grant proposals; advice on establishing an undergraduate research program; balancing teaching and research demands; and networking with other geoscientist. GeoCUR has also developed web resources that support faculty and departments in development of undergraduate research programs (http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/undergraduate_research/index.html). This presentation will describe the services provided by GeoCUR and highlight examples of programs and resources available to geoscientists in all career stages for effective undergraduate research mentoring and development.

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

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    students) Student Learning Commons The Student Learning Commons offers academic and language support for undergraduate students. Services designed for undergraduate EAL students include: a. The English Conversation Group: peer-facilitated workshop for EAL students to improve English communication skills and learn

  19. Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and

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    Van Veen, Barry D.

    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

  20. Computer Engineering Undergraduate Student Handbook and

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    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

  1. Reaching Underrepresented Students' Potential Through Undergraduate Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julie Zhao; Craig Menzemer; Paul Lam

    2008-01-01

    Engaging undergraduate student in research activities is widely recognized as having positive impact on student learning, knowledge transfer and skills, and thus to make students prepared for the challenges of globalization. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of undergraduate research on the underrepresented engineering students participating in the Increasing Diversity of Engineering Academics (IDEAs) program at

  2. An Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Collaboration between Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2004-01-01

    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…

  3. Student Satisfaction in Large Undergraduate Online Courses

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    Bolliger, Doris U.; Wasilik, Oksana

    2012-01-01

    Researchers investigated perceived satisfaction of undergraduate students with high-enrollment online course sections at a research-intensive university. A modified survey instrument was administered to all undergraduate students enrolled in 2 online statistics courses in which interaction was not a central element of course design. Students were…

  4. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

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

  5. Undergraduate Student Handbook 2010-2011

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    Tsien, Roger Y.

    Undergraduate Student Handbook 2010-2011 Department of Mathematics #12;UCSD Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Student Handbook Revised April 2010 2. 2010-2011 Introduction 3 Pursuing a Bachelor and medicine as well as to a variety of other areas. The purpose of this handbook is to introduce you

  6. STUDENT SERVICES Promoting & Supporting Student

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    STUDENT SERVICES Promoting & Supporting Student Success & Well- Being SERVICES AUX ÉTUDIANTS and treatment for any health problem including sexu- ally transmitted diseases, contraception, and nutrition

  7. (check ALL that apply) _____Undergraduate student _____Graduate student

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    ADMISSION (check ALL that apply) _____Undergraduate student _____Graduate student _____Male:__________________________________________ I am applying for: ____ Admission ____ Readmission I certify that all the information submitted. The submission of a completed health history and physical examination form is required for all students

  8. Undergraduate Student Stress and Coping Strategies

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    James C. Sarros; Iain L. Densten

    1989-01-01

    This study of stress among 107 undergraduate students enrolled in various degree strands in a Victorian Institute of Technology reveals that major stressors are both academic and personal in nature. Students generally are more likely to use direct?action strategies in their attempts to cope with college stress, while male students rely. more on palliative techniques compared with female students. The

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2005-01-01

    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. Alaska Pacific University Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Undergraduate Students

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    Scheel, David

    a student receives credit, including transferred courses, repeated courses, and challenged coursesAlaska Pacific University Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Undergraduate Students Federal Progress: A. Full-time undergraduate students (students enrolling for 12 or more semester credits) must

  11. Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative Microbial Biology Major

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    Wildermuth, Mary C

    of Algae (PMB 120), Microbial Ecology and Soil Microbiology (ESPM 112 and ESPM 131) and EnvironmentalUndergraduate Student Learning Initiative Microbial Biology Major Department of Plant and Microbial Biology Background The Microbial Biology undergraduate program is an interdisciplinary effort , involving

  12. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    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

  13. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    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

  14. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    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

  15. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    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

  16. Undergraduate Nursing Student Experiences with Faculty Bullying

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    Mott, Jason D.

    2013-01-01

    Incivility and bullying in nursing education has become an area of increased interest. Incivility literature has focused primarily on student-to-faculty incivility. 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…

  17. A Survey of Library Support for Formal Undergraduate Research Programs

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    Hensley, Merinda Kaye; Shreeves, Sarah L.; Davis-Kahl, Stephanie

    2014-01-01

    Undergraduate research is defined by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) as "an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline." This study serves as a snapshot of current library practices in relation to formal undergraduate research…

  18. Student support ubiquitous when you know where to look

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    Ravi Todi

    2007-01-01

    This article sheds some light on where IEEE Student Members look for support opportunities. Some of the major types of awards available are: regional student awards, graduate student fellowship, student paper contest, undergraduate student competitions, and travel grants. In addition to these awards SAC (Student Activities Committee) has initiated two new awards: IEEE Darrel Chong Student Activity Award and the

  19. An Undergraduate Student's Perspective on Geoscience Research

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    Wilder, A.; Feeley, T.; Michelfelder, G.

    2011-12-01

    Traditionally, the roles of field experiences in geoscience teaching have come from experienced instructors and researchers with a dedicated interest in how students learn. In this presentation we provide the opposite perspective; that of an undergraduate student at the beginning of her research career. We discuss the benefits and challenges associated with the initial field work and extend our discussion to include subsequent analytical-based laboratory studies. At Montana State University we are addressing key questions related to magma generation and differentiation at three volcanoes in the Central Andes. These are Volcan Uturuncu in southwest Bolivia and the Lazufre system consisting of Lastarria volcano and Cordon del Azufre in Chile and Argentina. To address these issues students collected rock samples and mapped lava flows in the field during the past two Spring Semesters. Upon return to campus the students prepared the samples for whole rock and mineral analyses, followed by travel to and work in external laboratories analyzing and collecting high precision geochemical data. The benefits these experiences provide include the following. First, due to the localities of the field sites, students become familiar with the difficult logistics associated with planning and performing field work in remote localities. Second, in performing the field work, students gain an appreciation of scale and exposure; topics not typically addressed in standard course work. Third, through close interaction with internal and external faculty, graduate students, and professional geologists, undergraduate students build strong relationships with scientists in the area of their interests. Fourth, by acquiring and interpreting high quality field and analytical data, they learn in-depth about modern philosophies, technologies, and data in the geosciences, providing them with skills and experiences that will be of value in their future careers or graduate work. They also learn how to formulate research questions, how to systematically investigate these questions, how to prioritize their time, and how to critique their work objectively. Finally, by presenting the results of their work at professional meetings and departmental seminars, they share in the excitement of making new discoveries and generating results that are truly used. The most significant challenges are time and money. Costs related to stipends, analytical expenses, and travel are substantial and likely prohibitive for many individual students without generous grant or institutional support. Time is equally prohibitive because it can involve periods of more than two years from initial planning to dissemination of the results, in addition to disruption of progression within the undergraduate course curriculum. The latter is particularly significant in this case where field work was conducted in the Southern Hemisphere during the traditional Spring Semesters. As such, success in field- and laboratory-based petrology research at the undergraduate level requires replacing the concept of a "senior thesis" with that of a longer term project beginning as early as, perhaps, the sophomore year.

  20. 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

  1. Student Perceptions of Undergraduate Teaching Assistants

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    Filz, Tonya; Gurung, Regan A. R.

    2013-01-01

    As class sizes increase due to stagnating budgets, and as colleges and universities around the nation increase enrollment, more faculty (especially those without graduate students) are turning to undergraduate teaching assistants (UTA) to meet the increasing demands on academia. We surveyed 142 students enrolled in courses that utilized UTAs to…

  2. Assessment of Undergraduate Students' Music Compositions

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    Leung, Chi Cheung; Wan, Yu Ying; Lee, Anthony

    2009-01-01

    This study aims to investigate and identify the criteria and parameters for assessing compositions, and how assessment can help students' learning. Participants in the study include three composer-assessors and six undergraduate music students. An assessment framework for music composition based on both the macro and micro philosophies of…

  3. Introducing Undergraduate Students to School Leadership Concepts

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    Eacott, Scott

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the role of an under-graduate educational leadership in introducing students to the complexity of school leadership practice. Design/methodology/approach: Theoretically informed by Bourdieuian social theory and drawing on a questionnaire with a cohort of students, the paper evaluates a course in relation to…

  4. A conference's impact on undergraduate female students

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    Joan M. Francioni

    2002-01-01

    In September of 2000, the 3rd Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing was held in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Along with a colleague from a nearby university, we accompanied seven of our female undergraduate students to this conference. This paper reports on how the conference experience immediately affected these students --- what impressed them, what scared them, what it clarified

  5. Undergraduate medical research: the student perspective

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    Burgoyne, Louise N.; O'Flynn, Siun; Boylan, Geraldine B.

    2010-01-01

    Background Research training is essential in a modern undergraduate medical curriculum. Our evaluation aimed to (a) gauge students' awareness of research activities, (b) compare students' perceptions of their transferable and research-specific skills competencies, (c) determine students' motivation for research and (d) obtain students' personal views on doing research. Methods Undergraduate medical students (N=317) completed a research skills questionnaire developed by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Applied Undergraduate Research Skills (CETL-AURS) at Reading University. The questionnaire assessed students' transferable skills, research-specific skills (e.g., study design, data collection and data analysis), research experience and attitude and motivation towards doing research. Results The majority of students are motivated to pursue research. Graduate entrants and male students appear to be the most confident regarding their research skills competencies. Although all students recognise the role of research in medical practice, many are unaware of the medical research activities or successes within their university. Of those who report no interest in a career incorporating research, a common perception was that researchers are isolated from patients and clinical practice. Discussion Students have a narrow definition of research and what it entails. An explanation for why research competence does not align more closely with research motivation is derived from students' lack of understanding of the concept of translational research, as well as a lack of awareness of the research activity being undertaken by their teachers and mentors. We plan to address this with specific research awareness initiatives. PMID:20844608

  6. Reinvigorating the Undergraduate Experience with a Research-Supportive Curriculum

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    Karukstis, Kerry K

    2004-01-01

    Educators recognize that undergraduate research programs flourish on campuses that provide a strong curricular structure to support research. Reinvigorating the undergraduate experience: successful models supported by NSF's AIRE/RAIRE program, the publication of Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is expressly designed to share successful…

  7. Undergraduate Students' Performance: The Case of University of Malaya

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    Alfan, Ervina; Othman, Md Nor

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the undergraduate students' performance in the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya and the factors influencing the performance of the undergraduate students. Design/methodology/approach: The performance of the undergraduate students in this study is measured by their…

  8. Exploring continuous clinical placement for undergraduate students.

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    McKenna, Lisa G; Wray, Natalie; McCall, Louise

    2009-08-01

    Clinical placements are integral to health professional preparatory courses. These placements allow for the application of classroom-based learning into real patient care situations. In doing so, they provide opportunities for applying theoretical knowledge into practice contexts, skills development and socialisation into the chosen profession. However, despite its recognised importance across health professions, little has been written about optimal structures for supporting clinical learning. This paper presents one group of findings from a larger qualitative study aimed at exploring health professional student's clinical experiences and their impact on career intentions. Findings reported here present a group of undergraduate midwifery student's perspectives on a "home" hospital clinical placement model where continuous clinical placements were taken in the same agency (or hospital group) for 2 days per week over the final 2 years of their course. Two main themes emerged from the data analysis, these being, 'familiarity' and 'continuity'. It is concluded that continuous placements in the same clinical setting have the potential to offer greater opportunities for learning and early professional socialisation than traditional block (Monday to Friday) placements. They can offer a more integrated approach to classroom theory and its application into practice. PMID:18427942

  9. Undergraduate Student SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

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    Long, Nicholas

    Undergraduate Student Handbook SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAM STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY and Disorders Program #12;2 Contents SECTION PAGE 1.0 Speech-Language Pathology Program 4 1.1 History 4 1-Language-Hearing Association 27 #12;4 1.0 SFASU SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM 1.1 History The Speech

  10. Decomposing the characteristics of undergraduate student attrition

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    Mark F. Bailey; Vani K. Borooah

    2009-01-01

    The authors use the techniques of decomposition analysis to explain differences in survival rates between different groups of 1st year undergraduate students at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and explain how much of the overall inequality in survival rates can be explained by inequality within groups and how much can be explained by inequality between groups. They find

  11. Interaction among Undergraduate Students: Does Age Matter?

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    Gregoryk, Kerry; Eighmy, Myron

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. Undergraduate Marine Science Program Student Advising Guide

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    . Introduction 2. Degree Programs and Sample Curricula MARINE AFFAIRS ­ BAMA MARINE SCIENCE / BIOLOGY ­ BSMAS areas, coastal and ocean law, and marine cultural resources Marine Science/Biology Marine biologistsUndergraduate Marine Science Program Student Advising Guide 2013-2014 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

  13. Undergraduate Marine Science Program Student Advising Guide

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    . Introduction 2. Degree Programs and Sample Curricula MARINE AFFAIRS ­ B.A.M.A MARINE SCIENCE / BIOLOGY ­ B areas, coastal and ocean law, and marine cultural resources Marine Biology Marine biologists studyUndergraduate Marine Science Program Student Advising Guide 2012-2013 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

  14. Undergraduate Marine Science Program Student Advising Guide

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    Miami, University of

    areas, coastal and ocean law, and marine cultural resources Marine Science/Biology Marine biologists interested in these latter areas should also consider Marine Science/Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUndergraduate Marine Science Program Student Advising Guide 2014-2015 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS 1

  15. Engaging students in an undergraduate research course.

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    Kohtz, Cindy

    2011-01-01

    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

  16. Undergraduate Social Work Program Student Handbook

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    Saldin, Dilano

    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

  17. Uncovering Students' Preconceptions of Undergraduate Research Experiences

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    Adedokun, Omolola A.; Burgess, Wilella D.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. Pre-Nursing Handbook for Undergraduate Students

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    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

  19. Undergraduate and Graduate Students WILLIAM C. WELCH

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    The Landscape Design Consultant's Council of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. is pleased to announce that the annual by the Texas Landscape Design Critics' Council of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarships are funded throughUndergraduate and Graduate Students WILLIAM C. WELCH LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

  20. Librarians and Undergraduate Thesis Support: An Annotated Bibliography

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    Sara Harrington

    2009-01-01

    This article surveys the available literature to explore the assistance librarians can provide to undergraduate thesis writers. The article begins with a discussion of undergraduate thesis requirements, then presents an annotated bibliography of scholarship on librarians'; work with thesis writers, and concludes with issues to consider for librarians planning to provide instruction and support to undergraduate thesis writers.

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

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    Wildermuth, Mary C

    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

  2. Learning Goals for Undergraduate Conservation and Resource Studies Majors Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative

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    Wildermuth, Mary C

    Learning Goals for Undergraduate Conservation and Resource Studies Majors Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative University of California, Berkeley Conservation and Resource Studies (CRS related to natural resources, population, energy, technology, societal institutions, and cultural values

  3. Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Schizophrenia

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    De Jong, Meagan A.; Mather, Jennifer

    2009-01-01

    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…

  4. Mentoring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Students via a Team Effort

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

    2011-01-01

    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

  5. Realizing Student, Faculty, and Institutional Outcomes at Scale: Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity within Systems and Consortia

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    Malachowski, Mitchell; Osborn, Jeffrey M.; Karukstis, Kerry K.; Ambos, Elizabeth L.

    2015-01-01

    This chapter reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of undergraduate research as a student, faculty, and institutional success pathway, and provides the context for the Council on Undergraduate Research's support for developing and enhancing undergraduate research in systems and consortia. The chapter also provides brief introductions to each…

  6. International Students & Scholars Undergraduate Admission

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    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    Persian or Dari (official), Pashto (official), Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen), 30 minor to be waived for high school students who graduate from high school where English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is a primary language, and for transfer students who have attended

  7. Undergraduate paramedic students cannot do drug calculations

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    Eastwood, Kathryn; Boyle, Malcolm J; Williams, Brett

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Previous investigation of drug calculation skills of qualified paramedics has highlighted poor mathematical ability with no published studies having been undertaken on undergraduate paramedics. There are three major error classifications. Conceptual errors involve an inability to formulate an equation from information given, arithmetical errors involve an inability to operate a given equation, and finally computation errors are simple errors of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. The objective of this study was to determine if undergraduate paramedics at a large Australia university could accurately perform common drug calculations and basic mathematical equations normally required in the workplace. METHODS: A cross-sectional study methodology using a paper-based questionnaire was administered to undergraduate paramedic students to collect demographical data, student attitudes regarding their drug calculation performance, and answers to a series of basic mathematical and drug calculation questions. Ethics approval was granted. RESULTS: The mean score of correct answers was 39.5% with one student scoring 100%, 3.3% of students (n=3) scoring greater than 90%, and 63% (n=58) scoring 50% or less, despite 62% (n=57) of the students stating they ‘did not have any drug calculations issues’. On average those who completed a minimum of year 12 Specialist Maths achieved scores over 50%. Conceptual errors made up 48.5%, arithmetical 31.1% and computational 17.4%. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests undergraduate paramedics have deficiencies in performing accurate calculations, with conceptual errors indicating a fundamental lack of mathematical understanding. The results suggest an unacceptable level of mathematical competence to practice safely in the unpredictable prehospital environment. PMID:25215067

  8. Supporting International Students in UK Higher Education Institutions

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    McDonald, Ian

    2014-01-01

    International students make up an increasingly large proportion of the UK's student population. Whether studying at undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research level, they require support just like home students. However, international students can often bring additional issues and complications for the staff who are…

  9. Climate Change Education for Engineering Undergraduate Students

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    Dhaniyala, S.; Powers, S.

    2011-12-01

    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.

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

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    Jones, Geraldine; Edwards, Gabriele; Reid, Alan

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    CHILMAN, CATHERINE S.; MEYER, DONALD L.

    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…

  12. Assertiveness training for undergraduate midwifery students.

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    Warland, Jane; McKellar, Lois; Diaz, Monica

    2014-11-01

    Assertiveness can be defined as an interpersonal behaviour that promotes the fact all people in a relationship are equally important. All health professionals including midwives must work with and care for people. At times this will include facilitating interactions that require skilful negotiation and assertiveness. Yet embedding assertiveness education into undergraduate midwifery curricula has not been widely adopted. This paper explores one method of delivering assertiveness training in an undergraduate midwifery course and provides comment on the effectiveness of this strategy in developing assertiveness skills in a cohort of undergraduate midwifery students. We used an assertiveness survey which was administered immediately before and 3-4 months after an assertiveness training workshop. All students (n = 55) attending the training day were invited to participate. Of these 41 (77% response) chose to participate in the pre intervention survey and 32 participated (9 students lost to follow-up) in the follow up survey. There was an overall improvement in self-perceived assertiveness scores following the assertiveness training workshop. These findings provide encouraging evidence that educational institutions that offer specific and targeted assertiveness education will be rewarded with more assertive graduates. PMID:25316411

  13. Burnout in Premedical Undergraduate Students

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  14. Competencies of Undergraduate Business Students

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    Berman, Jeffrey; Ritchie, Leah

    2006-01-01

    The idea that one's competencies are as important as one's qualifications has gained acceptance in both business and academia. Business organizations have developed sophisticated management systems around employee competence. There are education assessment tools that help ascertain students' competencies. In this study, the authors investigated…

  15. Towards Remediating Undergraduate Students' Statisticophobia

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    Firmin, Michael; Proemmel, Elizabeth

    2008-01-01

    In this conceptual paper, based on teaching and TA experience, seven suggestions are made for improving the statistics experience of students in social science courses. These include hiring non-mathematicians to teach the course; emphasize conceptual statistics rather than computational approaches; recognize that many, or ever most, social science…

  16. Rutgers Young Horse Teaching and Research Program: undergraduate student outcomes.

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    Ralston, Sarah L

    2012-12-01

    Equine teaching and research programs are popular but expensive components of most land grant universities. External funding for equine research, however, is limited and restricts undergraduate research opportunities that enhance student learning. In 1999, a novel undergraduate teaching and research program was initiated at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. A unique aspect of this program was the use of young horses generally considered "at risk" and in need of rescue but of relatively low value. The media interest in such horses was utilized to advantage to obtain funding for the program. The use of horses from pregnant mare urine (PMU) ranches and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mustangs held the risks of attracting negative publicity, potential of injury while training previously unhandled young horses, and uncertainty regarding re-sale value; however, none of these concerns were realized. For 12 years the Young Horse Teaching and Research Program received extensive positive press and provided invaluable learning opportunities for students. Over 500 students, at least 80 of which were minorities, participated in not only horse management and training but also research, event planning, public outreach, fund-raising, and website development. Public and industry support provided program sustainability with only basic University infrastructural support despite severe economic downturns. Student research projects generated 25 research abstracts presented at national and international meetings and 14 honors theses. Over 100 students went on to veterinary school or other higher education programs, and more than 100 others pursued equine- or science-related careers. Laudatory popular press articles were published in a wide variety of breed/discipline journals and in local and regional newspapers each year. Taking the risk of using "at risk" horses yielded positive outcomes for all, especially the undergraduate students. PMID:22767090

  17. Showing the Love: Predictors of Student Loyalty to Undergraduate Institutions

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    Vianden, Jörg; Barlow, Patrick J.

    2014-01-01

    This article advances the notion that undergraduates may be considered student-customers whose relationship with and loyalty to their institutions can be managed by college educators. The Student University Loyalty Instrument administered to 1,207 undergraduates at three comprehensive Midwestern institutions assessed the predictors of student

  18. Student Perceptions on Live-Case Projects: Undergraduate Marketing Research

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    Gundala, Raghava Rao; Singh, Mandeep; Baldwin, Andrew

    2014-01-01

    This paper is an investigation into undergraduate students' perceptions on use of live projects as a teaching pedagogy in marketing research courses. Students in undergraduate marketing research courses from fall 2009 to spring 2013 completed an online questionnaire consisting of 17 items. The results suggested that student understanding of…

  19. What Influences Undergraduate Students to Choose Social Work

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    Williams, Brandi Elaine

    2007-01-01

    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…

  20. Optimizing Student Research: Forming Partnerships with Undergraduate Honors Research Programs.

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    Voight, Phillip A.

    Encouraging debaters to participate in undergraduate research enhances the quality of their undergraduate experience, increases debate student recruitment and retention, and favorably publicizes the benefits of training in forensics. The process of encouraging debaters to participate in undergraduate research does not come naturally, and must be…

  1. Undergraduate Student Handbook Civil Engineering B.C.E.

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    Mlllet, Dylan B.

    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

  2. Evaluating a clinical partnership model for undergraduate nursing students.

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    Davies, E; Turner, C; Osborne, Y

    1999-04-01

    Since the transfer of nurse education to the tertiary sector in Australia there have been many challenges associated with the selection, administration and facilitation of clinical experiences for undergraduate nursing students. The School of Nursing at Australian Catholic University, McAuley Campus, planned and implemented a partnership model for clinical practice with the aim of improving current methods and overcoming some of the problems previously experienced. Evaluation of the model was conducted during the first year of implementation. An interpretive approach involving academic staff, clinical affiliates and students was used to evaluate the model. Thematic analysis of the data revealed three major themes of familiarity, acceptance and trust and supportive learning environments. It was found that students had been supported in their learning environment through the clinical affiliates commitment to teaching and learning, linkage of theory and practice and credibility as practising clinicians. PMID:10409970

  3. Blue Waters Call for Undergraduate Student Applications for Internships

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    The NCSA Blue Waters project, in collaboration with the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) and national HPC programs, is launching a coordinated effort to prepare current and future generations of students with the computational thinking skills, knowledge and commitment to advance scientific computing through the use of high performance computing (HPC) resources and environments.

    Petascale computing is more complex than previous computing paradigms. New approaches for teaching and learning are required, and no single educational institution has the expertise and experience needed to fully exploit this extraordinary capability.

    Preparation for petascale computing requires solid grounding in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), HPC and HPC-related curricula. As a community, we must address the engagement of a larger and more diverse workforce to broaden participation and to ensure that CSE education keeps pace with the evolution of science and technology. We will leverage faculty expertise to establish best practices, identify and fill gaps, and modernize the CSE curriculum across all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

    The goal is to engage undergraduate students in petascale computing research and education projects. Students selected through an application process will be provided with a full-year internship that includes summer and academic year support totaling $5,000. The students will become members of a petascale research group. The students will work within a research or education team, and will be provided multiple opportunities to interact with all of the other students during their internships. The NSF Blue Water Project will be funding 17 undergraduate research internships this year. This program provides for a $5,000 stipend for the student over the course of the year, travel, accommodations, meals and participation in a two week intensive Petascale Institute at the National Centre for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and also travel to the SC11 conference in Seattle in November.

    Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate institution. Students at all undergraduate institutions, as described above, are encouraged to apply. Under-represented students are strongly encouraged to apply.

  4. NSF Support for Physics at the Undergraduate Level: A View from Inside

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    McBride, Duncan

    2015-03-01

    NSF has supported a wide range of projects in physics that involve undergraduate students. These projects include NSF research grants in which undergraduates participate; Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) centers and supplements; and education grants that range from upper-division labs that may include research, to curriculum development for upper- and lower-level courses and labs, to courses for non-majors, to Physics Education Research (PER). The NSF Divisions of Physics, Materials Research, and Astronomy provide most of the disciplinary research support, with some from other parts of NSF. I recently retired as the permanent physicist in NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), which supports the education grants. I was responsible for a majority of DUE's physics grants and was involved with others overseen by a series of physics rotators. There I worked in programs entitled Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI); Course and Curriculum Development (CCD); Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI); Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education (TUES); and Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE). NSF support has enabled physics Principal Investigators to change and improve substantially the way physics is taught and the way students learn physics. The most important changes are increased undergraduate participation in physics research; more teaching using interactive engagement methods in classes; and growth of PER as a legitimate field of physics research as well as outcomes from PER that guide physics teaching. In turn these have led, along with other factors, to students who are better-prepared for graduate school and work, and to increases in the number of undergraduate physics majors. In addition, students in disciplines that physics directly supports, notably engineering and chemistry, and increasingly biology, are better and more broadly prepared to use their physics education in these fields. I will describe NSF support for undergraduate physics with both statistics and examples. In addition I will talk about trends in support for undergraduate physics at NSF and speculate about directions such support might go. Contents of this paper reflect the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.

  5. Undergraduate Research and Metropolitan Commuter University Student Involvement: Exploring the Narratives of Five Female Undergraduate Students

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    Kwong Caputo, Jolina Jade

    2013-01-01

    This study sought to explore the lived experiences of five female, first-generation, low-income students who attend a metropolitan commuter university, and investigate how a structured undergraduate research experience exerts influence on the women's academic and social involvement. A qualitative case study with a narrative and grounded…

  6. Investigating Undergraduate Students’ Conceptions of Radiation

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

    2014-11-01

    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.

  7. Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Moral Development in Undergraduate Business Students

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    McBride, Elizabeth A.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  8. Planning for Evaluation's Future: Undergraduate Students' Interest in Program Evaluation

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    LaVelle, John M.

    2011-01-01

    Undergraduate students are a potential pool of future evaluators, but little is known about their level of interest in pursuing a career in program evaluation (PE). This two-stage study collected survey data on 249 undergraduate students' knowledge, interest, and attitudes toward various descriptions of PE. Qualitative analysis indicated…

  9. Development of Attitudes towards Socioscientific Issues Scale for undergraduate students

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    Mustafa Sami Topcu

    2010-01-01

    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 analysis, three dimensions emerged: interest and usefulness of

  10. Career Decision Self-Efficacy among Turkish Undergraduate Students

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    Isik, Erkan

    2010-01-01

    Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the career decision-making self-efficacy in a sample of 356 Turkish undergraduate students. Method: With this purpose, 356 (138 females; 218 males) Turkish undergraduate students aged 17-24 completed a Turkish-translated version of Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDSE-SF) to…

  11. HANDBOOK FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE

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    Kaji, Hajime

    HANDBOOK FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WASEDA UNIVERSITY 2010 #12;#12;HANDBOOK FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2010 Faculty of Science and Engineering Waseda University #12;This handbook contains information on academic policies

  12. School of Biological and Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Student Handbook

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    Chittka, Lars

    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) Undergraduate Student Handbook 2014 provides information specific to the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, while the Student Guide the Academic Regulations, which always take precedence. The School of Biological & Chemical Sciences

  13. The Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Student

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    Ryan, Kelsey

    Graduate school is a new and different endeavor when compared to undergraduate studies. The differences primarily lie in the fact that the graduate student will have an independent research project that he or she is responsible for. Beginning graduate school can be a challenge since there is a lot to learn about research, there are courses to take, and the social aspect of graduate school can be very different. Two major things that tend to make graduate school difficult for some is the often unstructured environment and the absence of direction on how you should allocate your time. There is really no formula for graduate school success, and the advice given in this chapter is from my own and other current graduate students' experiences, so choosing what you think will work for you is most important.

  14. Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Developing Intercultural Competence during a Semester Abroad in Chile

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    Covert, Hannah Holt

    2011-01-01

    The federal government, national educational organizations, and universities support undergraduate student participation in study abroad programs. Study abroad provides students the opportunity to gain skills required in an era of global interdependence, such as foreign language proficiency, knowledge of other countries, and intercultural skills.…

  15. Smoking prevalence and awareness among undergraduate and health care students.

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    Morrell, Holly E R; Cohen, Lee M; Dempsey, Jared P

    2008-01-01

    Approximately 10,000 undergraduates from 12 Texas colleges and universities and 350 health care students completed a Web-based survey assessing the prevalence and awareness of cigarette smoking. There were few differences between health care and undergraduate students on trying smoking or quitting smoking. Health care students reported lower rates of current smoking than undergraduate students, even though both groups demonstrated similar knowledge of tobacco-related health risks. Gender differences are discussed. Findings suggest that tobacco awareness programs should continue to target young adults as an at-risk population, and that health care training programs should place a greater emphasis on tobacco cessation. PMID:18463994

  16. Smoking Prevalence and Awareness Among Undergraduate and Health Care Students

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    Morrell, Holly E. R.; Cohen, Lee M.; Dempsey, Jared P.

    2009-01-01

    Approximately 10,000 undergraduates from 12 Texas colleges and universities and 350 health care students completed a Web-based survey assessing the prevalence and awareness of cigarette smoking. There were few differences between health care and undergraduate students on trying smoking or quitting smoking. Health care students reported lower rates of current smoking than undergraduate students, even though both groups demonstrated similar knowledge of tobacco-related health risks. Gender differences are discussed. Findings suggest that tobacco awareness programs should continue to target young adults as an at-risk population, and that health care training programs should place a greater emphasis on tobacco cessation. PMID:18463994

  17. Fall 2014 Competition for Global Studies' Student Ambassadors Tuition Remission Fellowships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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    Jiang, Huiqiang

    Studies Student Ambassadors Tuition Remission Fellowships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students ­ A P PFall 2014 Competition for Global Studies' Student Ambassadors Tuition Remission Fellowships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students ­ A N N O U N C E M E N T ­ We are pleased to announce the Global Studies

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

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

    2012-12-01

    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.

  19. A Conceptual Model of Nontraditional Undergraduate Student Attrition.

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    Bean, John P.; Metzner, Barbara S.

    1985-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe the rise in nontraditional enrollments, define the nontraditional undergraduate student, and develop a conceptual model of the attrition process for these students. Nontraditional students are more affected by the external environment than by the social integration variables affecting traditional student

  20. Undergraduate Students' Preferences of Knowledge to Solve Particle Mechanics Problems

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    Luneta, Kakoma; Makonye, Judah P.

    2011-01-01

    This study explores the nature of undergraduate students' errors and misconceptions in particle mechanics. This paper provides in-depth descriptions of the errors presented by students and accounts for them in terms of students' procedural or conceptual knowledge. Specifically, this study analyses students' written responses to questions on…

  1. The relationship between spirituality, health and life satisfaction of undergraduate students in the UK: an online questionnaire study.

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    Anand, Varun; Jones, June; Gill, Paramjit S

    2015-02-01

    US students with higher spirituality scores report better health and life satisfaction.This is the first UK study to explore the relationship between spirituality, health and life satisfaction of undergraduate students. Over 500 undergraduates completed an online questionnaire. Significant differences in spirituality score were present across college,ethnicity and religious belief. There appears to be a desire for spirituality amongst many students. Universities have a role to play in supporting students' search for meaning and purpose. Additional research is warranted to further understand the role of spirituality in the health and well-being of undergraduates. PMID:25723042

  2. Self-Reported Sexual Functioning Concerns among Undergraduate Students

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    Tambling, Rachel B.; Reckert, Ashley

    2014-01-01

    Researchers who have studied sexual functioning concerns do not often focus their research on undergraduate populations, perhaps due to perceptions of universal sexual health among this population. The current study examined prevalence and type of sexual functioning concerns in a sample of 347 male and female undergraduate students. Sexual…

  3. Student Effort in and Perceived Benefits from Undergraduate Research

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    Salsman, Nicholas; Dulaney, Cynthia L.; Chinta, Ravi; Zascavage, Victoria; Joshi, Hem

    2013-01-01

    The benefits of student engagement in undergraduate research are well-recognized by many higher education institutions. Increased emphasis on undergraduate research in these institutions has taken many forms resulting in considerable differences across institutions ranging from "light touch" to "heavy duty" involvement of…

  4. UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LEARNING INITIATIVE University of California, Berkeley

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    O'Brien, James F.

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LEARNING INITIATIVE University of California, Berkeley Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Undergraduate Learning Goals for the EECS Major The EECS major offered by the EECS Department at UC Berkeley is ABET/CAC accredited. The accreditation process involves

  5. Research Experiences of Undergraduate Students at a Comprehensive University

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    Tan, Emily B.

    2007-01-01

    Narrative inquiry was utilized to allow undergraduate students involved in an undergraduate research course to narrate their experiences in their research undertakings under the guidance of their respective mentors. A total of four focus groups representing the Bachelor of Arts and Letters, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Secondary Education,…

  6. Scientific Research for Undergraduate Students: A Review of the Literature

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    Sadler, Troy D.; McKinney, Lyle

    2010-01-01

    Engaging students in authentic scientific research has become an important component of undergraduate science education at many institutions. The purpose of this paper is to explore authentic research experiences as contexts for learning. The authors review empirical studies of undergraduate research experiences in order to critically evaluate the…

  7. Final-Year Education Projects for Undergraduate Chemistry Students

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    Page, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    The Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme provides an opportunity for students in their final year of the chemistry degree course at the University of Reading to choose an educational project as an alternative to practical research. The undergraduates work in schools where they can be regarded as role models and offer one way of inspiring pupils to…

  8. Innovative research and laboratory experiences for undergraduate students

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    Kathleen L. Kitto

    1998-01-01

    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

  9. A Self-Help Support Group for Undergraduate Psychology Majors.

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    Behrens, Troy T.

    This document notes that the academic and emotional needs of undergraduates planning their futures in psychology are not often addressed. It proposes self-help support groups as a means of alleviating the tension and stress faced by psychology majors. The model for the support group described in this paper is adapted from Yalom's (1985) 11…

  10. Everything But: Exploring Definitions of Sexual Outercourse Among Undergraduate Students 

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    Menn, Mindy Alison

    2011-02-22

    This thesis analyzed if undergraduate students at a Southern university use the term outercourse to describe sexual behaviors that exclude penile-vaginal intercourse. A literature review revealed that no universal definition of outercourse exists...

  11. Student Perception of Multimedia in the Undergraduate Classroom.

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    Nowaczyk, Ronald H.; Santos, Lyndee T.; Patton, Chad

    1998-01-01

    Describes a study wherein college students evaluated the effectiveness of multimedia in two undergraduate psychology courses. Graphics, video, and instructor-prepared multimedia were evaluated, and results indicate that students were able to differentiate among the media in terms of their contributions to student interest and understanding of…

  12. Implementing a multidisciplinary disaster simulation for undergraduate nursing students.

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    Hutchinson, Sharon W; Haynes, Sheila; Parker, Pamela; Dennis, Betty; McLin, Carlen; Welldaregay, Wodajo

    2011-01-01

    A liberal-arts-based undergraduate nursing program engaged in curriculum enhancement activities that led to the implementation of a disaster simulation for 81 multidisciplinary undergraduate students. A pretest/posttest design was used to determine the effectiveness of preparation for the simulation. Nursing students in three levels of the program received didactic preparation in disaster preparedness and were assigned to five different simulation response teams. One-way ANOVA revealed statistically significant differences for pretest and posttest scores, p = 0.05. An evaluation of student performance indicated that five of the eight nursing students assigned to the disaster site correctly triaged 81.2 percent of the victims; all eight nursing students assigned to the emergency department correctly reassessed the victims. Classroom didactic content, followed by a simulated learning experience, was found to be an effective teaching strategy for preparing undergraduate nursing students in disaster preparedness. PMID:21923004

  13. EDITORIAL: Student undergraduate laboratory and project work

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    Schumacher, Dieter

    2007-05-01

    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

  14. Undergraduate students' development of social, cultural, and human capital in a networked research experience

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    Thompson, Jennifer Jo; Conaway, Evan; Dolan, Erin L.

    2015-04-01

    Recent calls for reform in undergraduate biology education have emphasized integrating research experiences into the learning experiences of all undergraduates. Contemporary science research increasingly demands collaboration across disciplines and institutions to investigate complex research questions, providing new contexts and models for involving undergraduates in research. In this study, we examined the experiences of undergraduates participating in a multi-institution and interdisciplinary biology research network. Unlike the traditional apprenticeship model of research, in which a student participates in research under the guidance of a single faculty member, students participating in networked research have the opportunity to develop relationships with additional faculty and students working in other areas of the project, at their own and at other institutions. We examined how students in this network develop social ties and to what extent a networked research experience affords opportunities for students to develop social, cultural, and human capital. Most studies of undergraduate involvement in science research have focused on documenting student outcomes rather than elucidating how students gain access to research experiences or how elements of research participation lead to desired student outcomes. By taking a qualitative approach framed by capital theories, we have identified ways that undergraduates utilize and further develop various forms of capital important for success in science research. In our study of the first 16 months of a biology research network, we found that undergraduates drew upon a combination of human, cultural, and social capital to gain access to the network. Within their immediate research groups, students built multidimensional social ties with faculty, peers, and others, yielding social capital that can be drawn upon for information, resources, and support. They reported developing cultural capital in the form of learning to think and work like a scientist—a scientific habitus. They reported developing human capital in the forms of technical, analytical, and communication skills in scientific research. Most of the students had little, direct interaction with network members in other research groups and thus developed little cross-institutional capital. The exception to this trend was at one institution that housed three research groups. Because proximity facilitated shared activities, students across research groups at this institution developed cross-lab ties with faculty and peers through which they developed social, cultural, and human capital. An important long-term concern is whether the capital students have developed will help them access opportunities in science beyond the network. At this point, many undergraduates have had limited opportunities to actually draw on capital beyond the network. Nevertheless, a number of students demonstrated awareness that they had developed resources that they could use in other scientific contexts.

  15. The Intentional Mentor: Effective Mentorship of Undergraduate Science Students

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    Ramirez, Julio J.

    2012-01-01

    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

  16. 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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    Boone, Randall B.

    The Adult Learner and Student Veteran Undergraduate Experience Adult learner, nontraditional student, adult student, and student over traditional age are terms used interchangeably in reference student, or may have a disability. Adult learners and veterans are a marginalized, student population

  17. Social relationships play a role in sleep status in Chinese undergraduate students.

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    Jin, Yulian; Ding, Zheyuan; Fei, Ying; Jin, Wen; Liu, Hui; Chen, Zexin; Zheng, Shuangshuang; Wang, Lijuan; Wang, Zhaopin; Zhang, Shanchun; Yu, Yunxian

    2014-12-15

    The purpose of this study was to examine whether social relationships were associated with sleep status in Chinese undergraduate students. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted in November 2012 at Huzhou Teachers College, China. The questionnaire involved demographic characteristics, personal lifestyle habits, social relationships and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). The associations between social relationships and sleep status were analyzed by using regression models after adjustment for potential factors. Poor sleep quality was prevalent among Chinese undergraduate students. Men tended to have better sleep than women. Lower social stress, better management of stress and good social support were correlated with better sleep status, and stress or support from friends, family and classmates were all related with sleep variables. While only weak associations between number of friends and sleep were detected. The results were consistent in men and women. Educators and instructors should be aware of the importance of social relationships as well as healthy sleep in undergraduates. PMID:25200188

  18. Exploration of the lived experiences of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics minority students

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    Snead-McDaniel, Kimberly

    An expanding ethnicity gap exists in the number of students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers in the United States. The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering revealed that the number of minorities pursuing STEM degrees and careers has declined over the past few years. The specific origins of this trend are not quite evident; one variable to consider is that undergraduate minority students are failing in STEM disciplines at various levels of education from elementary to postsecondary. The failure of female and minority students to enter STEM disciplines in higher education have led various initiatives to establish programs to promote STEM disciplines among these groups. Additional funding for minority STEM programs have led to a increase in undergraduate minority students entering STEM disciplines, but the minority students' graduation rate in STEM disciplines is approximately 7% lower than the graduation of nonminority students in STEM disciplines. This phenomenological qualitative research study explores the lived experiences of underrepresented minority undergraduate college students participating in an undergraduate minority-mentoring program. The following nine themes emerged from the study: (a) competitiveness, (b) public perception, (c) dedication, (d) self-perception, (e) program activities, (f) time management, (g) exposure to career and graduate opportunities, (h) rigor in the curriculum, and (i) peer mentoring. The themes provided answers and outcomes to better support a stronger minority representation in STEM disciplines.

  19. "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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    Croft, Tony; Duah, Francis; Loch, Birgit

    2013-01-01

    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…

  20. The views of five participating undergraduate students of the Student Associates Scheme in England

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    Stuart Bevins; Marilyn Brodie; Eleanor Brodie

    2010-01-01

    This paper reports findings from a study which explored undergraduate perceptions of the Student Associates Scheme in England (SAS). The scheme was established by the Training and Development Agency for Schools in an attempt to increase the number of graduates entering the teaching profession, particularly in shortage subjects such as the physical sciences and mathematics. The scheme places undergraduate students

  1. Students Turned Off by Turnitin? Perception of Plagiarism and Collusion by Undergraduate Bioscience Students

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    Thompsett, Andrew; Ahluwalia, Jatinder

    2010-01-01

    Research on undergraduate bioscience students and the incidence of plagiarism is still in its infancy and a key problem arises in gauging the perception of undergraduate students on plagiarism and collusion in biosciences subjects because of the lack of empirical data. The aim of this study was to provide qualitative data on the perceptions of…

  2. TOPICS IN COMPUTER SECURITY for the undergraduate student

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    and for admission into higher education at four-year institutions. This report describes how Information AssuranceTOPICS IN COMPUTER SECURITY for the undergraduate student Jim Griffin Cabrillo College Abstract for the purpose of preparing students for industry certification in fields relating to Information Technology

  3. Challenges for Collaborative Blended Learning in Undergraduate Students

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    Monteiro, Elisa; Morrison, Keith

    2014-01-01

    This study reports a quasi-experiment in collaborative blended learning (CBL) with undergraduate students who, despite being in a world-leading, enriched digital environment, were new to collaboration and CBL. The mixed-methods research found that only small improvements to students' CBL took place over time, and explanations for this are…

  4. Building the Numeracy Skills of Undergraduate and Elementary School Students

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    Boger, Pam

    2005-01-01

    This paper describes a project with the goal of exposing both elementary school and undergraduate students to the concepts associated with the experimental method, from the formulation of a researchable question to the analysis and interpretation of the results. Under the guidance of their university mentors, fourth and fifth grade students

  5. Psychiatric Day Treatment Clerkship for Undergraduate Pharmacy Students.

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    Cardoni, Alex A.; Gunning, Jacqueline

    1981-01-01

    A psychiatric day treatment clerkship for undergraduate pharmacy students at the University of Connecticut is described. Students participate in client interviewing, medication history taking, client medication counseling, medication counseling, medication clinic, medication group, and health care group. Evaluation of performance is based on both…

  6. Adult Learners in a Research University: Negotiating Undergraduate Student Identity

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    Kasworm, Carol E.

    2010-01-01

    Adult undergraduate student identities at research extensive universities were uniquely coconstructed, shaped by this selective and competitive youth-oriented cultural context. Drawing upon social constructivist theory, this study explored this coconstruction through positional and relational adult student identities. Positional identities were…

  7. Signs: Simple Studies Offer Strategies to Engage Undergraduate Students

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    Burak, Lydia J.

    2007-01-01

    This article describes three studies that were designed to provide undergraduate students with opportunities for hands-on experience in research. Students were involved in all aspects of the studies--from the development of the research questions to the reporting of the results. The studies examined the effectiveness of signs and posters in…

  8. Integrating Undergraduate Students in Faculty-Driven Motor Behavior Research

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    Robinson, Leah E.

    2013-01-01

    This article described the faculty-sponsored, faculty-driven approach to undergraduate research (UGR) at Auburn University. This approach is centered around research in the Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Laboratory, and students can get elective course credit for their participation in UGR. The article also describes how students'…

  9. Mentoring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Students via a Team Effort

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  10. 2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN REQUEST

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    Richardson Jr., James E.

    2012-2013 UNDERGRADUATE FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN REQUEST Student's Name Cornell ID Number Cornell Net ID This form is to request loan in addition to the loan that you may have been packaged with originally, or if you are not a financial aid recipient and would like to request Direct Loan. A Free

  11. Computational Science and Engineering Certification for Atmospheric Sciences Undergraduate Students

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    Gilbert, Matthew

    Computational Science and Engineering Certification for Atmospheric Sciences Undergraduate Students The Computational Science and Engineering certificate program is designed to provide ATMS under- graduate students an opportunity to develop a solid base in problem solving using computation as a ma- jor tool for modeling

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

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    Dominguez-Flores, Noraida; Wang, Ling

    2011-01-01

    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…

  13. Extramarital Sexual Attitudes and Norms of an Undergraduate Student Population.

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    Medora, Nilufer P.; Burton, Mary M.

    1981-01-01

    A study of 200 single undergraduate students' opinions on extramarital sexual behavior indicates (1) fraternity/sorority membership does not predict students' opinions, (2) females are more conservative than males, and (3) religiosity is negatively correlated with extramarital sexual permissiveness. (CM)

  14. Student and Faculty Member Engagement in Undergraduate Research

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    Webber, Karen L.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F.; BrckaLorenz, Allison M.

    2013-01-01

    Undergraduate research (UR) is a valued co-curricular activity that has involved an increasing number of students and faculty members in recent years. While there is a growing body of research on student participation in UR, there is less research available examining faculty perceptions of, participation in UR, and how those factors influence…

  15. Undergraduate Student Happiness and Academic Performance: A Correlation Study

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    Langevin, Elizabeth L.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between undergraduate student happiness and academic performance (GPA), controlling for age, gender, and race/ethnicity for third and fourth year business students at University of Phoenix, Little Rock Campus. The eight-item Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ) was used to measure the…

  16. Sense of Control and Career Adaptability among Undergraduate Students

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    Duffy, Ryan D.

    2010-01-01

    The current study examined the direct relation of sense of control to career adaptability, as well as its ability to function as a mediator for other established predictors, with a sample of 1,991 undergraduate students. Students endorsing a greater sense of personal control were more likely to view themselves as adaptable to the world of work.…

  17. ONR invites Undergraduate and Graduate Students to: The Naval Research

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    Kamberov, George

    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 (students who are currently freshman may apply but must reach sophomore credit level before June 2012) Must

  18. Exploring Foreign Undergraduate Students' Experiences of University

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    Liu, Danica Wai Yee; Winder, Belinda

    2014-01-01

    Although international students are an important source of income to universities in the UK, the emotional impact of their experiences may be ignored and unacknowledged. This study explored the personal experiences of international students studying for an undergraduate degree in the UK. Semi-structured interviews with five participants were…

  19. Undergraduate engineering students investigate inexpensive seismometer design

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    Hubenthal, Michael; Boyd, Tom; Lahr, John; Taber, John

    Using seismometers as a catalyst for learning, the IRIS Consortium has partnered with the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to intensively expose the 2002 CSM freshman engineering class to geophysics instrument design. These students worked to design inexpensive seismic recording systems for use in educational environments as part of the Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence (EPICS).Through the EPICS courses, CSM strives to strengthen the ability of first-year engineering students to resolve open-ended problems in a team environment and learn skills that are vital to their success as engineers. Students learn AutoCAD, technical drawing/drafting skills, prototyping, analysis skills, and communication skills necessary to present and promote engineering design solutions to the professional community. These engineering skills, introduced through coursework, are applied to an open-ended engineering challenge throughout the semester. Although the CSM faculty clearly has skills and expertise in engineering, as well as the pedagogy to deliver this information, the program needs exciting, real-world engineering challenges, technical support to develop the problem, and the human resources and experience to provide students with sufficient content knowledge to attempt the challenge.

  20. Threshold Concepts as Focal Points for Supporting Student Learning

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    Jordan, Katy; Tracy, Frances; Johnstone, Keith

    2011-01-01

    The Plant Sciences Pedagogy Project conducted research into undergraduate teaching and learning in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge and has translated the research findings into interventions to improve support for student learning. A key research objective for the project was to investigate how teachers within the…

  1. Supporting and Evaluating Transitional Learning for International University Students

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    Owens, Alison

    2011-01-01

    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…

  2. Careers services: supporting international students

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Careers services: supporting international students #12;World rankings aside, word of mouth is one of the most effective marketing tools for encouraging students to consider a particular higher education institution (HEI). Careers services are of particular interest to many international students who often choose

  3. Student Government Under the authority of the faculty, the student government for the undergraduate

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    Bogaerts, Steven

    Student Government Under the authority of the faculty, the student government for the undergraduate the administration and the student body on matters of concern. With ratification by the faculty, the Student Senate applicant. The Committee is composed of the Dean of Students or designee, a faculty member chosen

  4. Undergraduate Athletic Training Students' Influences on Career Decisions After Graduation

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

    2012-01-01

    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

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

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    Barthelat, Francois

    Undergraduate Student Handbook Mechanical Engineering 1 02/12/2014 Department of Mechanical #12;Undergraduate Student Handbook Mechanical Engineering 2 Table of Contents Department of Mechanical of Mechanical Engineering Academic Advisory Personnel............................................5 Department

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

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    Barthelat, Francois

    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

  7. Time Perspectives and Boredom Coping Strategies of Undergraduate Students from Turkey

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    Eren, Altay; Coskun, Hamit

    2015-01-01

    Using person-centered and variable-centered analyses, this study examined the relationships between undergraduate students' time perspectives and boredom coping strategies. A total of 719 undergraduate students voluntarily participated in the study. Results of the study showed that undergraduate students' time perspectives can be…

  8. DR. JOHN H. MATTHYS, P.E. UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE UTA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    1 DR. JOHN H. MATTHYS, P.E. UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE UTA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP NAME The scholarship shall be designated as the Dr. John H. Matthys, P.E. Undergraduate/Graduate UTA Student Scholarship the scholarship to the Dr. John H. Matthys, P.E. Undergraduate/Graduate UTA Student Scholarship. Since 1976, Dr

  9. Research Experience for Undergraduate Students and Its Impact on STEM Education

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    Zhan, Wei

    2014-01-01

    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…

  10. Exploring perceptions of the educational environment among undergraduate physiotherapy students

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  11. Community partnerships: redirecting the education of undergraduate nursing students.

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    Oneha, M F; Sloat, A; Shoultz, J; Tse, A

    1998-03-01

    Consistent with the goal of reforming nursing education to support nursing's agenda for health care reform, a community-based, multiprofessional initiative supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation began in Hawaii in 1991. This initiative created a partnership among the University of Hawaii Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and Public Health, three community health centers, and their communities to provide a community-based, integrated system of health care, education, and research. In response to this initiative, the School of Nursing developed an integrated undergraduate curriculum consisting of: a discipline-specific tutorial using an inquiry-based learning strategy; a multiprofessional tutorial; and a 1-year clinical experience providing culturally competent primary care. Community-based education has stimulated changes in the philosophy, mission, and curriculum of the School of Nursing. The outcomes achieved as a result of this initiative have had a favorable impact on clients using the community health centers, the communities, the School of Nursing, and the students. PMID:9535229

  12. Student and Faculty Outcomes of Undergraduate Science Research Projects by Geographically Dispersed Students

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    Shaw, Lawton; Kennepohl, Dietmar

    2013-01-01

    Senior undergraduate research projects are important components of most undergraduate science degrees. The delivery of such projects in a distance education format is challenging. Athabasca University (AU) science project courses allow distance education students to complete research project courses by working with research supervisors in their…

  13. Nurturing Independent Learning in the Undergraduate Student in History: A Faculty-Student Mentoring Experience

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    Johnson, Benjamin A.; Harreld, Donald J.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  14. Reflections on Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research with Undergraduate Students

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    Aktas, Can Baran

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the article was to convey experiences with pioneering interdisciplinary sustainability research by involving undergraduate students. Experiences with initiating and conducting multiple research projects spanning engineering and sustainability are described, and recommendations for programs and faculty in other institutions…

  15. Student and Faculty Perceptions of Undergraduate Research Experiences in Computing

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    Barker, L.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  16. Differences in Procrastination and Motivation between Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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    Cao, Li

    2012-01-01

    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…

  17. Student Perceptions of an EFL Undergraduate Research Writing Project

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    Yeh, Chun-Chun

    2009-01-01

    Undergraduate research paper has long been a tradition in US freshman composition programs, although whether the research paper should or can be taught in the English department continues to be debated. In many of the English departments in Taiwan, students are also required to compose a research paper for their composition class. However, there…

  18. Social Problem Solving and Health Behaviors of Undergraduate Students.

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    Elliott, Timothy R.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    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…

  19. Cumulative Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) Potential Student Name: _____________________________

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Cumulative Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) Potential Student Name/Fail or audited courses are not included in the sum. b. Calculate Quality Points for each grade received to each letter grade: Grade Quality Points Earned A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 A

  20. The Intra-European Mobility of Undergraduate Students.

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    European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam (Netherlands).

    Undergraduate student mobility in Europe, which is seen as a desirable objective by the European communities, is examined in this study. The idea of mobility includes a term or year of study in a foreign country as well as stays of a month or two resulting from inter-university agreements or twinning schemes, or even periods of training that round…

  1. Priority Health Behaviors among South African Undergraduate Students

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  2. General Education An undergraduate student whose enrollment in a

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    34 General Education 34 GENERAL EDUCATION An undergraduate student whose enrollment in a curriculum occurs after May 15, 2005, must fulfill the general education requirements in effect at that time in curricular or general education requirements shall be considered under the curriculum year change

  3. loanadj14/ofaws Loan for Undergraduate Students Adjustment Request

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    Spence, Harlan Ernest

    loanadj14/ofaws 2013/2014 Loan for Undergraduate Students Adjustment Request _________________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Phone Number Email Address Check Loan Type Below: (If requesting an adjustment to more than one loan, complete a separate form for each loan.) Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan Federal Direct

  4. Redesigning clinical experience for undergraduate nursing students: an innovative model

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    Karen Wotton; Judy Gonda

    1999-01-01

    This paper provides an overview of the evaluation of an innovative clinical placement model for undergraduate nursing students, known as Dedicated Education Units (DEU). Dedicated Education Units, existing health care units collaboratively developed by clinicians and academics, were first introduced at a South Australian University School of Nursing in 1997 with the aim of providing an optimal and flexible clinical

  5. UMass Lowell MSA Curriculum outline Students with undergraduate accounting degrees

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    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

  6. Information Resource Selection of Undergraduate Students in Academic Search Tasks

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    Lee, Jee Yeon; Paik, Woojin; Joo, Soohyung

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: This study aims to investigate the selection of information sources and to identify factors associated with the resource selection of undergraduate students for academic search tasks. Also, user perceptions of some factors, such as credibility, usefulness, accessibility and familiarity, were examined to classify resources by their…

  7. Student Attitudes, Conceptions, and Achievement in Introductory Undergraduate College Statistics

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    Evans, Brian

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to measure student attitudes toward and conceptions about statistics, both before and after an introductory undergraduate college statistics class. Relationships between those attitudes and conceptions, as well as their relationships to achievement in statistics, were also studied. Significant correlations were found…

  8. Students' Perceptions of Skills Acquisition in the Undergraduate Bioscience Curriculum

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    Scott, Jon

    2005-01-01

    Key or transferable skills have received increasing attention in undergraduate curricula over recent years. In the Biosciences, most of these skills had been incorporated as an implicit component of the degree programmes. Initial surveys of graduating bioscience students from the University of Leicester indicated that about half were not aware of…

  9. 2010-2011 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering,

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    1 10/8/2010 2010-2011 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK for Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biometric Systems and Computer Science and the Dual Degree Programs EE/CpE, Biometrics/EE, Biometrics/CpE, and CS/CpE. Revised: Fall 2010 Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

  10. Skill-Related Fitness of Undergraduate Kinesiology Students

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    Spaniol, Frank J.; Jarrett, Lindsey M.; Ocker, Liette B.; Bonnette, Randy A.; Melrose, Don R.

    2013-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to investigate the skill-related fitness levels of undergraduate kinesiology majors in relation to the general population of college students of the same age, to investigate whether a difference exists between females and males in overall performance, and to examine the relationship between fitness and kinesiology…

  11. Biofeedback Technician Training Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

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    Hammond, Ralph B.; West, Ann J.

    1989-01-01

    Describes a biofeedback technician training program which enabled the University of Arkansas (Little Rock) to solve problems concerning budget, dwindling resources, and the provision of clinical training experiences for students. Reports that, at both graduate and undergraduate levels, this program is cost effective, while providing career related…

  12. Mystical Experiences and Addiction Beliefs of Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

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    Hruby, Paula Jo; Roberts, Thomas B.

    This research investigated the prevalence of mystical experiences and how these experiences relate to beliefs about drug addiction, drug use, and spiritual practices. Subjects were 300 undergraduate and graduate students at a large midwestern university who filled out self-report scales on mysticism (Ralph W. Hood, Jr.'s Mysticism Scale) and drug…

  13. Undergraduate Management Skills Courses and Students' Emotional Intelligence.

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    Clark, Sue Campbell; Callister, Ronda; Wallace, Ray

    2003-01-01

    An inquiry was based on a literature review that found many parallels between management skills and emotional intelligence (EI) skills. Undergraduates (n=121) in a management course focused on intrapersonal and interpersonal skills significantly improved their EI compared with 113 students in other business courses. (Contains 48 references.) (SK)

  14. Cheating Behaviours, the Internet and Education Undergraduate Students

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    Trushell, J.; Byrne, K.; Simpson, R.

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes an illuminative small-scale study that piloted an initial survey instrument intended to investigate correspondences between 47 undergraduate Education final year students' use of information and communications technology (ICT), including the Internet, and--within the context of their adoption of tactics intended to impress…

  15. DE PAUL UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES FOR ADULT STUDENTS

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    Schaefer, Marcus

    make a smooth transition. Once you're enrolled at DePaul, you'll gain a high-quality, practicalPaul can streamline your transition from community college through a four-year degree to a bright futureDE PAUL UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES FOR ADULT STUDENTS School for New Learning YOU WILL BE W E

  16. Exploring Online Reading Strategies of American Undergraduate Students

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    Behalova, Andrea

    2010-01-01

    Scope and Method of Study. This study explores the actual and the perceived online reading strategies used by selected American undergraduate students when reading academic materials on the web. In this mixed-method study with a two-phase exploratory sequential research, qualitative data were collected using a case study protocol; the data were…

  17. Student Characteristics (Fall 2012) More Undergraduate Success & Progress Rate More TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS 17,404

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Student Characteristics (Fall 2012) More Undergraduate Success & Progress Rate More TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS 17,404 Student Level and Enrollment Status 0 UNDERGRADUATE PROFILE Total 15,978 Gender Women 9-Time Students Race/Ethnicity Unknown 597 4% · 863 Full-Time Transfer Students Non-resident aliens 48 0% Two

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

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    Jensen, Murray; Mattheis, Allison; Johnson, Brady

    2012-01-01

    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

  19. Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (EMS)

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    contextual, morphological, and developmental factors. 5. Students will understand the limits of human performance and demonstrate knowledge of ways to enhance performance 6. Students will be able to assess

  20. Infection control: Knowledge and compliance among Saudi undergraduate dental students

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    Al-Maweri, Sadeq Ali; Tarakji, Bassel; Shugaa-Addin, Bassam; Al-Shamiri, Hashem M.; Alaizari, Nader Ahmed; AlMasri, Ousamah

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study aimed to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding infection control procedures among undergraduate dental students. Methods: This was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey. A self-administered questionnaire consisting of questions on students’ vaccination status as well as knowledge and attitudes regarding infection control was sent to 600 undergraduate dental students in the fourth, fifth, and sixth year of the Al-Farabi College for Dentistry and Nursing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software. The significance level was set at P<0.05. Results: The response rate was 85% (512 out of 600). While the vast majority of students (90%) had been vaccinated against hepatitis, only 37.4% have been assessed for anti-HBs. A total of 98.8% and 90.8% reported always wearing gloves and masks, respectively, during dental procedures. The use of protective eyewear was reported by only 29.2%. A significantly higher proportion of sixth-year students showed a positive attitude toward the treatment of patients with infectious diseases than other students of lower academic years. Approximately one-third of students reported having one or more occupational injuries while treating their patients. Conclusion: Although the students had good knowledge and attitudes regarding infection control, the compliance and practice levels regarding the same were low. Such findings highlight the necessity of continued infection-control education of Saudi dental students. PMID:26199855

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  2. 2014 Summer Loan Application I am an undergraduate student. I am a graduate student.

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    Shamos, Michael I.

    2014 Summer Loan Application I am an undergraduate student. I am a graduate student, please specify: 4. What type of loan will you apply for? Federal Direct Student Loan Amount Requested: $ Federal PLUS Loan (you must complete a separate loan application) Private Loan (you must complete

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  5. Hypothetical Biotechnology Companies: A Role-Playing Student Centered Activity for Undergraduate Science Students

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    Chuck, Jo-Anne

    2011-01-01

    Science students leaving undergraduate programs are entering the biotechnology industry where they are presented with issues which require integration of science content. Students find this difficult as through-out their studies, most content is limited to a single subdiscipline (e.g., biochemistry, immunology). In addition, students need…

  6. Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions regarding factors that affect math abilities

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    Pyo, Katrina A.

    2011-07-01

    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.

  7. A Comprehensive Support System for Improving Retention of Black Students in Premedical Programs.

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    Alabama Univ., Tuscaloosa.

    This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a 3-year, federally supported project at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) to improve the retention of African-American students in undergraduate premedical programs by developing an improved personal and social support system for black students interested in the health…

  8. Learning Technology and its Potential to Support Student Placements in Hospitality and Tourism Education

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    Stuart McGugan; Clerwood Terrace

    2005-01-01

    This study explores the contribution that learning technologies can make to support students and enhance their learning on placements. Using action research, the implementation of a virtual learning environment (VLE) with undergraduate students studying hospitality and tourism management is evaluated. The study reveals that it is feasible to create an online environment that can be beneficia l for some students.

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

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

    2006-01-01

    Objectives: To use methods from the field of marketing research to involve students in the redesign of McMaster University's small group, 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. Undergraduate

  10. Using the objective structured clinical examinations in undergraduate midwifery students.

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    Delavar, M A; Salmalian, H; Faramarzi, M; Pasha, H; Bakhtiari, A; Nikpour, M; Ledari, F M

    2013-03-15

    The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has been considered a modern type of examination for the assessment of clinical skills within nurse education, but it has been rarely applied in the teaching of midwifery. The aim of the present study was to assess the use of the OSCE as a tool to evaluate the abilities of undergraduate midwifery students and to compare the perspectives of the students regarding the OSCE and traditional examination. Fifty-two midwifery students participated in the study. The export trainer evaluated the internal consistency of the OSCE stations and it was tested by using Cronbach's alpha. Successive groups of students completed a self-administered questionnaire immediately after the final examination. The students' perspective regarding the traditional final examination ranked as unsatisfactory by more than two thirds of the students, while, the students' perspective regarding the OSCE system was ranked as very satisfactory to satisfactory by more than half of the students (p=0.001). There was a significant difference in the students' perspective between the OSCE system and the traditional final examination among the students (49.8±18.3 vs 25.3±18.1) (p=0.001). A significant difference was found in being credible (p=0.0001), consistent/reliable (p=0.001), enhances teaching level (p=0.011), and measures the course category (p=0.008) between two methods of the final examination. Around half of the students expressed their opinion that the OSCE test was a stressful assessment. Overall, students' evaluation of the OSCE was remarkably encouraging. To this end, we recommend the consideration of the validity and reliability of the process for undergraduate midwifery students. PMID:23599825

  11. Using the objective structured clinical examinations in undergraduate midwifery students

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    Delavar, MA; Salmalian, H; Faramarzi, M; Pasha, H; Bakhtiari, A; Nikpour, M; Ledari, FM

    2013-01-01

    The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has been considered a modern type of examination for the assessment of clinical skills within nurse education, but it has been rarely applied in the teaching of midwifery. The aim of the present study was to assess the use of the OSCE as a tool to evaluate the abilities of undergraduate midwifery students and to compare the perspectives of the students regarding the OSCE and traditional examination. Fifty-two midwifery students participated in the study. The export trainer evaluated the internal consistency of the OSCE stations and it was tested by using Cronbach’s alpha. Successive groups of students completed a self-administered questionnaire immediately after the final examination. The students’ perspective regarding the traditional final examination ranked as unsatisfactory by more than two thirds of the students, while, the students’ perspective regarding the OSCE system was ranked as very satisfactory to satisfactory by more than half of the students (p=0.001). There was a significant difference in the students’ perspective between the OSCE system and the traditional final examination among the students (49.8±18.3 vs 25.3±18.1) (p=0.001). A significant difference was found in being credible (p=0.0001), consistent/reliable (p=0.001), enhances teaching level (p=0.011), and measures the course category (p=0.008) between two methods of the final examination. Around half of the students expressed their opinion that the OSCE test was a stressful assessment. Overall, students’ evaluation of the OSCE was remarkably encouraging. To this end, we recommend the consideration of the validity and reliability of the process for undergraduate midwifery students. PMID:23599825

  12. AC 2007-696: INTEGRATING CHINESE STUDENTS INTO UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

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    Rebecca Blust

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Chinese students have been entering graduate engineering programs in the United States for over 25 years. However, until recently, Chinese undergraduate students have not been included in this trend. Chinese undergraduate students are now transferring into Engineering Technology programs,in the United States. This paper reports on the performance,of the students in technical courses and the challenges they face during

  13. Exploring Diverse Cultures with Undergraduate Education Students

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    Inman, Duane; Marlow, Leslie; Wakefield, Dara

    2004-01-01

    Future teachers face the challenge of teaching an increasingly diverse student population in a mainstream classroom. Teacher education programs, therefore, are charged with the necessity of designing, implementing and evaluating effective experiences which will expand students' views on diversity. The teacher education program at Berry College in…

  14. The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) supports

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    Chisholm, Rex L.

    Medical Women's Association (AMWA) student chap- ter supports the advancement of women in medicineThe Student National Medical Association (SNMA) supports current and future underrepresented goals, community involvement, performing arts, and diversity. From the Student National Medical

  15. Problem Behaviors among Israeli Undergraduate Students: Applying Jessor’s Problem Behavior Theory among Young Adult Students

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    Korn, Liat; Shaked, Yael; Fogel-Grinvald, Haya

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The current study tested the applicability of Jessor’s problem behavior theory (PBT) in Ariel University. Methods: A structured, self-reported, anonymous questionnaire was administered to undergraduate students. The final study sample included 1,360 participants (882 females and 478 males, mean age 25, SD?=?2.9, range?=?17). Results: Findings indicated that the PBT was replicated in this sample. As shown from the hierarchal linear regression model, religiosity and high-academic achievements were found to be strong and significant protective factors that reduce risk behaviors. Among young and religious students, the personal vulnerability has almost no impact on involvement in risk behaviors. Conclusion: The PBT finds empirical support in this young adult undergraduate Israeli sample. PMID:25566519

  16. Undergraduate Student Involvement in International Research - The IRES Program at MAX-lab, Sweden

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    Briscoe, William; O'Rielly, Grant; Fissum, Kevin

    2014-03-01

    Undergraduate students associated with The George Washington University and UMass Dartmouth have had the opportunity to participate in nuclear physics research as a part of the PIONS@MAXLAB Collaboration performing experiments at MAX-lab at Lund University in Sweden. This project has supported thirteen undergraduate students during 2009 - 2011. The student researchers are involved with all aspects of the experiments performed at the laboratory, from set-up to analysis and presentation at national conferences. These experiments investigate the dynamics responsible for the internal structure of the nucleon through the study of pion photoproduction off the nucleon and high-energy Compton scattering. Along with the US and Swedish project leaders, members of the collaboration (from four different countries) have contributed to the training and mentoring of these students. This program provides students with international research experiences that prepare them to operate successfully in a global environment and encourages them to stay in areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that are crucial for our modern, technology-dependent society. We will present the history, goals and outcomes in both physics results and student success that have come from this program. This work supported by NSF OISE/IRES award 0553467.

  17. Student Computing Support Computing @ The

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    , scanners and laser printers Application and antivirus software High-speed Internet access Extensive is not impossible, but highly improbable. #12;Student Computing Support June 2010 Addlestone Library Computer Lab 66 PCs in Reference (12 public stations) 50 PCs in two lab classrooms 130 PCs in main lab (149 new

  18. UCF-5.007 Office of Student Conduct; Scope, Definitions; Student Conduct (a) The Rules of Conduct shall apply to all undergraduate students, graduate students

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

    UCF-5.007 Office of Student Conduct; Scope, Definitions; Student Conduct Records (1) Scope (a) The Rules of Conduct shall apply to all undergraduate students, graduate students and students pursuing students. The right of all students to seek knowledge, debate ideas, form opinions, and freely express

  19. Measuring Hong Kong Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes Towards Transpeople

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    Sam Winter; Beverley Webster; Pui Kei Eleanor Cheung

    2008-01-01

    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

  20. Instructors' Support of Student Autonomy in an Introductory Physics Course

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    Hall, Nicholas; Webb, David

    2014-12-01

    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.

  1. Rice University | Faculty | Researchers Undergraduates Grad Students Faculty & Researchers Staff Alumni

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    Rice University | Faculty | Researchers Undergraduates Grad Students Faculty & Researchers Staff At a Glance About Rice Rice Facts 2009 Students and Postdoctoral Appointees Entering Class Enrollment Resources Administration Historical Facts Archives About OIR Rice News Feed Font Size Rice Facts Students

  2. Student Interests and Undergraduate Performance: The Importance of Student-Course Alignment

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    Lynch, Raymond; Seery, Niall; Gordon, Seamus

    2011-01-01

    There has been a growing interest in the influences on undergraduate performance in recent years as a result of the increasing diversity of students entering third-level education and an ever increasing emphasis on the development of a robust knowledge economy. This paper investigates the influence of students' dominant interest types and prior…

  3. Interpreting Recoil Motion for Undergraduate Students

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    King Fahd

    The phenomenon of recoil is usually explained to students in the context of Newton's Third Law. When an object is launched from a larger one, the recoil of the large object is interpreted as a reaction to the ejection of the smaller one since \\

  4. CERTIFICATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    action; sexual harassment; safety; student privacy; the rights of persons with disabilities; use of drugs supervision of a University employee and/or having the costs thereof paid from University funds under-approved format promptly following the completion of conception or the first reduction-to-practice of any

  5. 2012UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

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    2012UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS #12;The University's scholarships website at www.adelaide. edu.au/scholarships of scholarships for undergraduate and Honours students studying at the University. #12;Commencing Students engineering in a Commonwealth-supported place. The Andy Thomas Scholarship is available to Australian citizens

  6. Undergraduate Research Assistantship: A Comparison of Benefits and Costs from Faculty and Students' Perspectives

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    Lei, Simon A.; Chuang, Ning-Kuang

    2009-01-01

    Conducting and publishing original research under close supervision of a faculty mentor is a valuable experience for undergraduate students regardless of their academic discipline. However, limited space, funding, and resources, along with large numbers of undergraduate students preclude requiring all students to participate in one-on-one research…

  7. A New Cost-Effective Diode Laser Polarimeter Apparatus Constructed by Undergraduate Students

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    Lisboa, Pedro; Sotomayor, Joo; Ribeiro, Paulo

    2010-01-01

    The construction of a diode laser polarimeter apparatus by undergraduate students is described. The construction of the modular apparatus by undergraduate students gives them an insight into how it works and how the measurement of a physical or chemical property is conducted. The students use the polarimeter to obtain rotation angle values for the…

  8. Preferred Learning Styles of Professional Undergraduate and Graduate Athletic Training Students

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    Thon, Sarah; Hansen, Pamela

    2015-01-01

    Context: Recognizing the preferred learning style of professional undergraduate and graduate athletic training students will equip educators to more effectively improve their teaching methods and optimize student learning. Objective: To determine the preferred learning style of professional undergraduate and graduate athletic training students

  9. A Q Factor Analysis of College Undergraduate Students' Study Behaviours

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    Yang, Yang; Bliss, Leonard B.

    2014-01-01

    This study attempted to better understand the study behaviours of undergraduate students by categorizing students into distinctive typologies based on their self-reported study behaviours through an exploratory approach--Q factor analysis. A sample of 152 undergraduate students completed a survey instrument, the Study Behavior Inventory. The Q…

  10. Counseling Brazilian Undergraduate Students: 17 Years of a Campus Mental Health Service

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    Maria Lilian Coelho de Oliveira; Clarissa de Rosalmeida Dantas; Renata Cruz Soares de Azevedo; Claudio Eduardo Muller Banzato

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The authors reviewed demographic and clinical characteristics of undergraduates at a Brazilian public university (UNICAMP) who visited the campus mental health service (SAPPE) and compared their demographics with those from all undergraduate students enrolled in the university. Participants: The authors looked at data from all undergraduates who sought counseling or mental health care at SAPPE over a 17-year period

  11. MPS in Applied Statistics Degree Early Admission Petition For Cornell Undergraduates Student Name

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    Keinan, Alon

    MPS in Applied Statistics Degree Early Admission Petition ­ For Cornell Undergraduates Student Name Program in Applied Statistics Degree, which allows Cornell undergraduates to take courses toward a Master of Professional Studies in Applied Statistics Degree while completing the final semester of the undergraduate

  12. Can undergraduate biology students learn to ask higher level questions?

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    Marbach-Ad, Gili; Sokolove, Phillip G.

    2000-10-01

    Our goals in this study were to explore the type of written questions students ask after reading one or more chapters from their textbook, and to investigate the ability of students to improve their questions during the course of a single semester. In order to classify student's questions we used a taxonomy that we have developed specifically for this purpose. Two comparable populations were examined: Undergraduate students in a large, introductory biology class who were taught in traditional lecture format, and students in a similar class who were taught in cooperative/active learning style. After the taxonomy was presented to the active learning class, more students were able to pose better, written questions. Their questions became more insightful, thoughtful, and content-related, and were not easily answered by consulting the textbook or another readily available source. The best questions could be recast as scientific research questions (i.e., hypotheses). In contrast, when the taxonomy was presented to students in the traditionally taught class, the quality of student-posed questions was largely unchanged. Various explanations for the difference in outcomes are discussed, and methods are suggested about how generally to encourage students' questions and to improve their question-asking skills regardless of overall teaching style.

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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,

  14. Undergraduate Direct PLUS Loan Request Form/Worksheet The Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a non-need based educational loan program for

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    Milchberg, Howard

    Undergraduate Direct PLUS Loan Request Form/Worksheet The Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a non-need based educational loan program for parents, step-parents, and legal guardians of dependent undergraduate students. PLUS loans at the University of Maryland must be borrowed through

  15. Designing Undergraduate Research Experiences for Nontraditional Student Learning at Sea

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    James Gawel

    2005-01-01

    NOTE: This is a large file, 7.6 mb in size! The University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT) serves a large nontraditional student population. This article describes how nontraditional student learning in environmental sciences is especially enriched by access to unique hands-on field experiences that foster a sense of scientific ownership. The environmental science curriculum at UWT is based on an experiential learning model that enhances undergraduate education by involving students in ongoing research projects that extend beyond the classroom into the broader scientific community. During the summers of 2001 and 2002, undergraduate students from UWT participated in two very different marine research courses designed by environmental science faculty. By comparing these two course designs, the authors identified two primary issues of importance when setting up a field research program at sea. First, learning outcomes are dependent on the platform chosen for the research cruise, and thus the vessel to be used must be considered when designing a curricular model. Second, planning and implementation considerations need to be addressed regardless of the platform chosen.

  16. Diagnosing alternative conceptions of Fermi energy among undergraduate students

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    Sharma, Sapna; Ahluwalia, Pardeep Kumar

    2012-07-01

    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.

  17. Diagnostic Tests for Entering and Departing Undergraduate Students

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    Waltham, Chris; Kotlicki, A.

    2006-12-01

    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.

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

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    Larkin, Helen; Richardson, Ben

    2013-01-01

    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

  19. Using Wiki technology to support student engagement: Lessons from the trenches

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    Melissa Cole

    2009-01-01

    This paper reports on a failed experiment to use Wiki technology to support student engagement with the subject matter of a third year undergraduate module. Using qualitative data, the findings reveal that in an educational context, social technologies such as Wiki's, are perceived differently compared with ordinary personal use and this discourages student adoption. A series of insights are then

  20. The Students-Recruiting-Students Undergraduate Engineering Recruiting Programme.

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    Gattis, Carol; Nachtmann, Heather; Youngblood, Alisha D.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the Students-Recruiting-Students (SRS) program developed to recruit high school students into the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. Presents four phases of the program along with seven years of program results. Encourages successful development of similar recruiting programs. (KHR)

  1. Personal therapy for undergraduate music therapy students: a survey of AMTA program coordinators.

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    Gardstrom, Susan C; Jackson, Nancy A

    2011-01-01

    The primary purpose of this study was to gather information in order to understand if and how various modalities of personal therapy are employed with undergraduate music therapy students in the United States. AMTA degree program coordinators were asked about 3 therapy modalities, in particular: verbal therapy, music therapy, and expressive arts therapy (excluding music therapy). It was predicted that less than a quarter of the respondents would indicate that personal therapy of any modality was required in their undergraduate curricula, but that a larger percentage would indicate that it was encouraged. Both hypotheses were supported, with just over 14% of the respondents indicating that they require some form of personal therapy and 32% indicating that they encourage it, with 73% of this latter subgroup encouraging verbal therapy and 46% encouraging music therapy. It was further predicted that, when therapy was required or encouraged, it was most often provided by an individual who was associated with the college/university and that therapy was usually provided in a group format. Respondent comments related to these 2 questions revealed considerable confusion between experiential exercises and personal therapy, leading to dubious validity of some of the numerical data. Qualitative treatment of narrative responses illuminated 4 salient issues regarding personal therapy for undergraduate music therapy students, as follows: (a) the legal and ethical feasibility of making personal therapy a requirement; (b) the cost and availability of qualified professionals; (c) the benefits of personal therapy as an integral facet of undergraduate music therapy training and education; and (d) the appropriateness of personal therapy at the undergraduate level of training. PMID:21938893

  2. The link between drinking and gambling among undergraduate university students.

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    Hodgins, David C; Racicot, Stephanie

    2013-09-01

    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

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

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    Rochford, Céire; Connolly, Michael; Drennan, Jonathan

    2009-08-01

    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

  4. Undergraduate nursing students' learning styles: a longitudinal study.

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    Fleming, Sandra; McKee, Gabrielle; Huntley-Moore, Sylvia

    2011-07-01

    This paper reports on the main findings of a longitudinal study of the learning styles of one cohort of undergraduate pre-registration nursing students at an Irish university. The Honey and Mumford (2000a) Learning Styles Questionnaire was administered to a sample of students in their first (n=202) and final year of study (n=166), the final sample number (58) was based on matched pairs. The most common dominant learning style in first year was the dual learning category (35%) while a large proportion of the students (53%) in their final year had no dominant learning style. The preferred learning style of students in their first (69%) and final (57%) year was reflector. Learning styles were significantly different at the two time points and there was a significant relationship between some learning styles and students' age but not with academic achievement. Total scores of all learning styles showed significant improvements across the two time points of the study. An important implication for nurse education practice is the need for nurse educators to be aware of students' learning styles and in an attempt to maximise students' learning potential, utilise a range of teaching and learning methodologies and assessments that develop all learning styles. PMID:20863600

  5. Creating the Cosmopolitan US Undergraduate: Study Abroad and an Emergent Global Student Profile

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    Mazon, Brad K.

    2009-01-01

    Undergraduates in the USA bring to college a wide array of backgrounds, resources, and supports that make it more or less likely that they will participate in study abroad during their undergraduate career. This study investigates the experiences of undergraduates who have studied abroad, as well as the elements that facilitate the study abroad…

  6. Retention and Mentorship of Minority Students via Undergraduate Internship Experiences

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    Cooper, P.

    2004-12-01

    The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii is undertaking an Undergraduate Research Internship project to address the lack of full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the geosciences. The overarching educational objective is to provide education and career development guidance and opportunities for students from underrepresented minorities. In collaboration with industry partners, we hope to prepare undergraduate students for life and careers in today's complex and dynamic technological world by encouraging them to attain high standards in the geosciences, thereby enabling them to compete successfully for positions in graduate programs. To achieve his goal, the project focuses on the following objectives: (1) Creating a high-quality integrated on-campus teaching and off-campus learning environment, and (2) providing an intensive introduction to geoscience careers through the guidance of experienced faculty and workplace mentors. The program will start small, collaborating with one or two companies over the next two years, offering paid summer internships. Opportunities for students include participation in geoscience-related research, obtaining experience in interpreting observations and providing information to end-users, working to improve technology and field methods, and developing the expertise to maintain, operate and deploy equipment. Program participants are assigned individual projects that relate to their academic majors, their career goals, and the ongoing research missions of our industry partners. In addition to their research activities, participants attend a series of seminars and tours dealing with current topics in geoscience to expose them to the wide variety of scientific and technical activities that occur in the workplace. The expected outcomes of this experience will be scientific growth and career development. Given that a very small percentage of all students go on to graduate school, strong mentoring relationships with a special advisor and/or professor who recognizes scientific potential will both aid in student retention in the field and encourage more applications to graduate school.

  7. Prevalence and Effects of Life Event Exposure Among Undergraduate and Community College Students

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

    2012-01-01

    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 university (N = 842) and a community college (N

  8. An Assessment of Academic Stress among Undergraduate Students: The Case of University of Botswana

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    Agolla, Joseph E.; Ongori, Henry

    2009-01-01

    This research finding is based on the responses obtained from the undergraduate students at a higher learning institution (University) in Botswana. This paper investigated the stressors, symptoms and effects that are likely to be experienced by the undergraduate students in higher institutions (Universities). Stressors related to time, academic…

  9. Student experience of final-year undergraduate research projects: an exploration of ‘research preparedness’

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    Kylie Shaw; Allyson Holbrook; Sid Bourke

    2011-01-01

    During this past decade the level of interest in building research capacity has intensified in Australia and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the development of postgraduate research students, but also extending to undergraduate research experience. This study investigated the student experience across a diverse range of fourth-year undergraduate research programs in one Australian university, and explored how this prepared

  10. Role of the Undergraduate Student Research Assistant in the New Millennium

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    T. D. N. Silva; L. C. da Cunha Aguiar; J. Leta; D. O. Santos; F. S. Cardoso; L. M. Cabral; C. R. Rodrigues; H. C. Castro

    2004-01-01

    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 underappreciated as a means of generating scientific data in Brazilian research

  11. Role of the Undergraduate Student Research Assistant in the New Millennium

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    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

    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…

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

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    Smith, Shannon D.; Caruso, Judith Borreson

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Suddick, David E.; Vaccaro, John B.

    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…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  15. Voices Unheard: Using Intersectionality to Understand Identity among Sexually Marginalized Undergraduate College Students of Color

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    Russell, Elizabeth Irene Ann Annie

    2012-01-01

    This study used intersectionality as a framework and methodology to understand identity among sexually marginalized undergraduate college students of color. The research questions were as follows: (1) What are the experiences of QLGBTSGL (Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Same Gender Loving) undergraduate students of color on a college…

  16. Introduction of mechatronics to undergraduate students based on robotic platforms for education purposes

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    Jorge Solis; Ryu Nakadate; Tetsuro Yamamoto; Atsuo Takanishi

    2009-01-01

    The rapidly increase of personal robotic platforms and their applications in Japan represents a great challenge for universities to introduce undergraduate students the basic knowledge required to develop intelligent automated mechanisms. For this purpose; in this paper, we are presenting our approach to introduce first year undergraduate students of the Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering the basics of robotics systems.

  17. Undergraduate Nursing Students' Perceptions Regarding Factors That Affect Math Abilities

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    Pyo, Katrina A.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. It's Not the Done Thing: Social Norms Governing Students' Passive Behaviour in Undergraduate Mathematics Lectures

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    Yoon, Caroline; Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Sneddon, Jamie; Bartholomew, Hannah

    2011-01-01

    Students often play a passive role in large-scale lectures in undergraduate mathematics courses: they observe the lecturer demonstrate mathematical procedures, but they rarely engage in authentic mathematical activity themselves. This study uses semi-structured interviews of undergraduate students to investigate the implicit and explicit social…

  19. Development and Evaluation of a Series of CAL Modules on Cell Biology for Undergraduate Nursing Students.

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    Wharrad, Heather; Kent, Christine; Allcock, Nick; Wood, Barry

    2000-01-01

    Describes a project at the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom) that developed and evaluated modules for computer assisted instruction to teach cell biology to undergraduate nursing students. Topics include instructional effectiveness, feedback, and student attitudes. (LRW)

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. Student Characteristics (Fall 2008) More Undergraduate Success & Progress Rate TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS 18,079

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    -Based Grants and Scholarships* (2007-08) Transfer Student GPA 2.7 - 3.4 Areas of Study and Degrees * g Loans Total 4,149 Business Administration 18% Psychology 9% Economics 8% Sociology 8% Biology 7% All other · 57% of Fall 2007 UCR undergraduates received need-based scholarships or grant aid; average award

  2. Undergraduate Students' Conceptions of Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Change

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    Trenbath, K. L.

    2011-12-01

    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.

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

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    Winegard, Tanya

    2010-01-01

    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…

  4. Chapter 3.5: Freshman Undergraduate Retention1 Improve retention and graduation rates for all first-year engineering undergraduate students,

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    for all first-year engineering undergraduate students, especially those from groups traditionally graduation rate for transfer student. Strategies 1. Develop a program that continuously improves the delivery, approaches for teaching first year students (faculty professional development) · Develop early feedback

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

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    Fergen, Brenda Sue

    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.

  6. Concurrent use of amphetamine stimulants and antidepressants by undergraduate students

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    Vo, Kim; Neafsey, Patricia J; Lin, Carolyn A

    2015-01-01

    Undergraduate students were recruited to participate in an online survey to report their use of amphetamine stimulants and other drugs. Significant differences were found between students reporting (n=79; 4.0%) and not reporting (n=1,897; 96%) amphetamine-stimulant use in the past month – in terms of race/ethnicity, class standing, residence, health symptoms, self-health report – in addition to alcohol, tobacco, pain-reliever, and antidepressant use. Health symptoms reported more often by stimulant users included depression, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, and nicotine craving. Health care providers of college students should query these patients about symptoms that could be related to depression and amphetamine use. In particular, they should provide education at the point of care around the risks of amphetamine use in general and the specific risks in those students who have symptoms of depression and/or are taking antidepressant medication. Prevention programs should also target the risks of concurrent use of amphetamines, antidepressants, and other drugs among college students. PMID:25653508

  7. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS WITH

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    Hu, Wen-Chen

    RESEARCH Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Mathematics Types of Scholarships: Financial support for upUS MASTER UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS WITH MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TRAINING IN ENVIRONMENTAL. Students will be advised by the faculty performing actual research in the area. Biology projects

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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

  10. An examination of the identity development of African American undergraduate engineering students attending an HBCU

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    Taylor, Kenneth J.

    This study examined the identity development for a sample of 90 African American undergraduate engineering male and female students attending an HBCU. Using the Student Development Task and Lifestyle Assessment (SDTLA), which is based on Chickering and Reisser's identity development theory, differences in identity development were examined with respect to gender, academic classification, and grade point average. Previous research has shown the need to look beyond academic factors to understand and influence the persistence of African American engineering students. Non-cognitive factors, including identity development have proven to be influential in predicting persistence, especially for African American engineering students. Results from the analysis revealed significant means for academic classification and five of the dependent variables to include career planning peer relations, emotional autonomy, educational involvement, and establishing and clarifying purpose. Post hoc analysis confirmed significant differences for four of those dependent variables. However, the analysis failed to confirm statistical significant differences in peer relations due to academic classification. The significant decline in the mean scores for development in these four areas, as students progressed from sophomore to senior year revealed strong implications for the need to provide programming and guidance for those students. Institutions of higher education should provide more attention to the non-cognitive areas of development as a means of understanding identity development and working toward creating support systems for students.

  11. ‘High?jinks’ and ‘minor mischief’: a study of undergraduate students as perpetrators of crime

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    Neil Selwyn

    2008-01-01

    Although there is a growing interest in the victimisation of university students, the issue of student offending has been largely overlooked in the criminology and education literatures. Based on a self?report study of 1215 undergraduate students at UK higher education institutions, this article explores the level and nature of student perpetration of criminal acts whilst at university, as well as

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

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    Lundholm, Cecilia

    2005-01-01

    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…

  13. Undergraduate Science Research: A Comparison of Influences and Experiences between Premed and Non-Premed Students

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    Pacifici, Lara Brongo; Thomson, Norman

    2011-01-01

    Most students participating in science undergraduate research (UR) plan to attend either medical school or graduate school. This study examines possible differences between premed and non-premed students in their influences to do research and expectations of research. Questionnaire responses from 55 premed students and 80 non-premed students were…

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

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

    2008-12-01

    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.

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

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

    2013-06-01

    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.

  16. A Program to Train Minority Undergraduate Students in Astronomical Research

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    McNamara, B. J.; Mason, P. A.; Harrison, T. E.; French, M.; Olivares, D.; Jarvis, T.; Galvan, J.

    1997-12-01

    Under the sponsorship of the NSF, a multi-year program has been established at New Mexico State University to have undergraduate students monitor different classes of variable stars. Amongst our targets are the optical counterparts of high-energy sources such as Low-Mass X-ray Binaries (LMXBs), Algol eclipsing binaries, and cataclysmic variables. This program included the installation, and debugging of a 16" Meade telescope at the NMSU campus observatory. This telescope is equipped with a Santa Barbara Instruments Group ST-8 CCD camera, and a standard UBVRI filter set. The students are responsible for collecting the data, reducing the CCD images, and modeling their results. During the Fall semester we have a program of monitoring infrequently observed Algol eclipsing binaries. Our students will determine the system parameters of these Algol binaries by modeling the photometry they have obtained using a light curve synthesis program (``Binary Maker 2.0'', by D. Bradstreet). [For the initial results of this program see the poster by P. A. Mason et al.] During the Spring semester we anticipate an intense monitoring program of the LMXB Sco X-1. The optical data will be combined with simultaneous 10-20 keV data from the BATSE Spectroscopy Detectors on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory to understand how the x-rays are reprocessed in the accretion disk surrounding the neutron star in Sco X-1.

  17. ICARUS 2010 -An Undergraduate Research Conference ICARUS is the Indian Conference for Academic Research by Undergraduate Students. It

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    Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

    -on-minds-on research in our education system. Only those posters were showcased which showed a substantial amount the original work of undergraduate students from all disciplines of science and engineering. It showcases papers were presented from different fields of engineering and sciences. The presentations were judged

  18. Beyond "Listening" to the Student Voice: The Undergraduate Researcher's Contribution to the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

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    Partridge, Lee; Sandover, Sally

    2010-01-01

    This paper introduces a novel focus of undergraduate research of which there have been few similar reports. Examples of staff-student research partnerships in teaching and learning are starting to appear in the literature but pedagogic research conducted entirely by undergraduate students is exceptional. The Undergraduate Learning and Teaching…

  19. STUDENT AFFAIRS & STUDENT SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA -2001/2002 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG

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    Lajeunesse, Marc J.

    facets of college life that can affect students' academic work: financial aid, health services and Management, Academic Support and Achievement, and Student Life and Wellness. Student Affairs staff provide sports, student health educa- tion/wellness programs, and events of special interest. The Division

  20. STUDENT AFFAIRS & STUDENT SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA -2000/2001 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG

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    Lajeunesse, Marc J.

    facets of college life that can affect students academic work: financial aid, health services, individual and Management, Academic Support and Achievement, and Student Life and Wellness. Student Affairs staff provide sports, student health educa- tion/wellness programs, and events of special interest. The Division

  1. STUDENT AFFAIRS & STUDENT SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA -2002/2003 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG

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    Lajeunesse, Marc J.

    facets of college life that can affect students' academic work: financial aid, health services and Management, Academic Support and Achievement, and Student Life and Wellness. Student Affairs staff provide and recreational sports, student health education/wellness programs, and events of special interest. The staff

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

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    Sheryn, Louise; Ell, Fiona

    2014-01-01

    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…

  3. Demand for Interdisciplinary Laboratories for Physiology Research by Undergraduate Students in Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering

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    Clase, Kari L.; Hein, Patrick W.; Pelaez, Nancy J.

    2008-01-01

    Physiology as a discipline is uniquely positioned to engage undergraduate students in interdisciplinary research in response to the 2006-2011 National Science Foundation Strategic Plan call for innovative transformational research, which emphasizes multidisciplinary projects. To prepare undergraduates for careers that cross disciplinary…

  4. Undergraduate Science Coursework: Teachers' Goal Statements and How Students Experience Research

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    Van der Rijst, Roeland M.; Visser-Wijnveen, Gerda J.; Verloop, Nico; Van Driel, Jan H.

    2013-01-01

    Understanding the relation between teachers' goal statements and students' experiences about the position of research in undergraduate coursework can give use insight into ways to integrate research and teaching and foster undergraduate research. In this study, we examined to what extent teachers' goal statements agreed with…

  5. The Annotated Bibliography and Citation Behavior: Enhancing Student Scholarship in an Undergraduate Biology Course

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    Molly R. Flaspohler; Erika M. Rux; John A. Flaspohler

    2007-01-01

    Contemporary undergraduates in the biological sciences have unprecedented access to scientific information. Although many of these students may be savvy technologists, studies from the field of library and information science consistently show that undergraduates often struggle to locate, evaluate, and use high-quality, reputable sources of information. This study demonstrates the efficacy and pedagogical value of a collaborative teaching approach designed

  6. Highly Prevalent but Not Always Persistent: Undergraduate and Graduate Student's Misconceptions about Psychology

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    Hughes, Sean; Lyddy, Fiona; Kaplan, Robin; Nichols, Austin Lee; Miller, Haylie; Saad, Carmel Gabriel; Dukes, Kristin; Lynch, Amy-Jo

    2015-01-01

    Although past research has documented the prevalence of misconceptions in introductory psychology classes, few studies have assessed how readily upper-level undergraduate and graduate students endorse erroneous beliefs about the discipline. In Study 1, we administered a 30-item misconception test to an international sample of 670 undergraduate,…

  7. The Contribution of Qualitative Research Towards the Issues Affecting Female Undergraduate Engineering Students

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    Duggan, Louise Maria

    2015-01-01

    This article explores the use of qualitative research methods towards our understanding of the issues affecting female undergraduate engineers. As outlined in this article female engineering students face many challenges during their undergraduate studies. Qualitative research methods provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the…

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

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

    1992-01-01

    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

  9. Counseling Brazilian Undergraduate Students: 17 Years of a Campus Mental Health Service

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    de Oliveira, Maria Lilian Coelho; de Rosalmeida Dantas, Clarissa; de Azevedo, Renata Cruz Soares; Banzato, Claudio Eduardo Muller

    2008-01-01

    Objective: The authors reviewed demographic and clinical characteristics of undergraduates at a Brazilian public university (UNICAMP) who visited the campus mental health service (SAPPE) and compared their demographics with those from all undergraduate students enrolled in the university. Participants: The authors looked at data from all…

  10. UMass Lowell MSA Curriculum outline Students with undergraduate non-accounting business degrees

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    UMass Lowell MSA Curriculum outline Students with undergraduate non-accounting business degrees Credits Prerequisite undergraduate courses (5 courses required): 1 60.301 Intermediate Accounting I (60.202 Managerial Accounting) 3 60.302 Intermediate Accounting II (60.301 Intermediate Accounting I ) 3 60.321 Cost

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

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    Montauti, Sara Barrows; Bulmer, Sandra Minor

    2014-01-01

    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…

  12. From Inquiry-Based Learning to Student Research in an Undergraduate Mathematics Program

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    Das, Kumer

    2013-01-01

    As an extension to various sponsored summer undergraduate research programs, academic year research for undergraduate students is becoming popular. Mathematics faculty around the country are getting involved with this type of research and administrators are encouraging this effort. Since 2007, we have been conducting academic year research at…

  13. The Annotated Bibliography and Citation Behavior: Enhancing Student Scholarship in an Undergraduate Biology Course

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    Flaspohler, Molly R.; Rux, Erika M.; Flaspohler, John A.

    2007-01-01

    Contemporary undergraduates in the biological sciences have unprecedented access to scientific information. Although many of these students may be savvy technologists, studies from the field of library and information science consistently show that undergraduates often struggle to locate, evaluate, and use high-quality, reputable sources of…

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

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    G. Andrew Mickley, (Baldwin-Wallace College,; )

    2003-05-30

    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.

  15. Providing Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Communication Students: A Curricular Approach.

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    Rodrick, Rick; Dickmeyer, Linda

    2002-01-01

    Notes that undergraduate research can provide transformative educational experiences and profoundly impact the teaching of communication. Discusses the benefits of undergraduate research experiences and the challenges of teaching research methods in communication. Presents a structure for incorporating a capstone undergraduate research experience…

  16. Student Perceptions of Teacher Support

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    Dolan, Alyson Lavigne; McCaslin, Mary

    2008-01-01

    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…

  17. Pedagogical techniques supported by the use of student devices in teaching software engineering

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    Valentin Razmov; Richard J. Anderson

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes our experiences in promoting a learning environment where active student involvement and interaction, as well as openness to diversity of ideas are supported through innovative uses of technology in the classroom. In the context of an undergraduate course in software engineering, for two consecutive terms we have experimented with an existing software system for Tablet PCs that

  18. UNH Parents Association Supporting Parents, Supporting Students, Supporting UNH

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    Matter Video which discusses the NH and UNH laws & rules about drugs and alcohol / Student Rights, Rules & Responsibilities Handbook / Student Resources www.unh.edu/health- services/ Access to Student Health 101 an online health & wellness magazine / News / Resource Library / Online Ap- pointments / Hot Health Topics / Events

  19. UNH Parents Association Supporting Parents, Supporting Students, Supporting UNH

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    EmergencyAlerts/ViewtheChoicesMatterVideowhichdiscussesthe NH and UNH laws & rules about drugs and alcohol / Student Rights, Rules & Responsibilities Handbook / Student Resources www.unh.edu/health-services/ Access to Student Health 101 an online health & wellness magazine / News / Resource Library / Online Appointments / Hot Health Topics / Events www

  20. Engineering Science and Mechanics Publications Total Published = 179 (63 with Graduate students and 3 with undergraduate students)

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    and 3 with undergraduate students) Journal Articles = 113 Articles in Proceedings = 64 Aggarwal*, G," Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, vol. 35A, pp. 3833-3841, December 2004. Blaine*, D., S.H. Chung, S

  1. Supporting Student Autonomy in Physical Education

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    Perlman, Dana; Webster, Collin A.

    2011-01-01

    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

  2. Undergraduates Achieve Learning Gains in Plant Genetics through Peer Teaching of Secondary Students

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    Chrispeels, H. E.; Klosterman, M. L.; Martin, J. B.; Lundy, S. R.; Watkins, J. M.; Gibson, C. L.

    2014-01-01

    This study tests the hypothesis that undergraduates who peer teach genetics will have greater understanding of genetic and molecular biology concepts as a result of their teaching experiences. Undergraduates enrolled in a non–majors biology course participated in a service-learning program in which they led middle school (MS) or high school (HS) students through a case study curriculum to discover the cause of a green tomato variant. The curriculum explored plant reproduction and genetic principles, highlighting variation in heirloom tomato fruits to reinforce the concept of the genetic basis of phenotypic variation. HS students were taught additional activities related to mole­cular biology techniques not included in the MS curriculum. We measured undergraduates’ learning outcomes using pre/postteaching content assessments and the course final exam. Undergraduates showed significant gains in understanding of topics related to the curriculum they taught, compared with other course content, on both types of assessments. Undergraduates who taught HS students scored higher on questions specific to the HS curriculum compared with undergraduates who taught MS students, despite identical lecture content, on both types of assessments. These results indicate the positive effect of service-learning peer-teaching experiences on undergraduates’ content knowledge, even for non–science major students. PMID:25452487

  3. Anxiety and Self-Efficacy's Relationship with Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of the Use of Metacognitive Writing Strategies

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    Stewart, Graeme; Seifert, Tricia Anne; Rolheiser, Carol

    2015-01-01

    There is growing interest in promoting metacognition among college and university students, as this has been linked with positive student learning outcomes. This study explores the relationship between student writing anxiety and self-efficacy on undergraduate students' self-reported use of metacognitive writing strategies. Using undergraduate

  4. Physiology, The Science of Life - An Upper Undergraduate Outreach Presentation (Self-Guided Student Version)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2010-12-01

    This presentation version includes slides and text so students can independently learn about Physiology. This presentation is specifically designed for upper level undergraduate (3rd and 4th years) students. For these students, the goal of this presentation is to introduce physiology as a scientific discipline, briefly describe what it is and why itÂ?s important, and personalize physiology by describing some physiologists and what they do. The presentation encourages undergraduate students to choose a career in physiology and graduate school. Students also are encouraged to explore physiology further through the APS website resources.

  5. Physiology, The Science of Life - A Lower Undergraduate Outreach Presentation (Self-Guided Student Version)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2010-12-01

    This presentation version includes slides and text so students can independently learn about Physiology. This presentation is specifically designed for lower level undergraduate (first 2 years) students. For these students, the goal of this presentation is to introduce physiology as a scientific discipline, briefly describe what it is and why itÂ?s important, and personalize physiology by describing some physiologists and what they do. The presentation encourages the early undergraduate students to choose a career in physiology and graduate school. Students also are encouraged to explore physiology further through the APS website resources.

  6. What Can a Student Teacher Learn from Undergraduate Research?

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    Klingel, Abbey; Erbes, Stella

    2012-01-01

    A disconnect exists between teaching and research; and it has become easy, if not automatic, for K-12 teachers to be enthusiastic about teaching and less supportive of research. As a student teacher, the first author found herself adopting the stereotype that research is associated with the sciences and is less pertinent to K-12 education. She…

  7. Learning Goals for Major in Molecular Environmental Biology Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative / University of California, Berkeley

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    Wildermuth, Mary C

    and function of biological macromolecules, the logic of metabolic pathways and the molecular basis of geneticsLearning Goals for Major in Molecular Environmental Biology Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative / University of California, Berkeley Molecular Environmental Biology (MEB) focuses on biological

  8. Learning Goals for Major in Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative / University of California, Berkeley

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    Wildermuth, Mary C

    in environmental science. Senior Research Seminar and Laboratory in Environmental Sciences Environmental SciencesLearning Goals for Major in Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative / University of California, Berkeley Environmental Sciences (ES) is an interdisciplinary enterprise that deals

  9. LIFETIME PUBLICATIONS (GREEN UNDERGRADUATES; RED = GRADUATE STUDENTS; Blue = PDFS) PEER REVIEWED

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    LIFETIME PUBLICATIONS (GREEN ­ UNDERGRADUATES; RED = GRADUATE STUDENTS; Blue = PDFS) PEER REVIEWED. The Methods in Molecular Biology series by Humana Press. 2007, Submitted. 10. F David B. Thompson, Amanda S

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  11. Student Diligence and Student Diligence Support: Predictors of Academic Success.

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    Arthur, Christon G.

    The purpose of this study was to examine ways in which students can become academically engaged and satisfied with their academic experience. A correlational study, using the survey method, was used to describe in quantitative terms, the degree of the relationships between student diligence, student support systems, other related factors, and…

  12. Six Classroom Exercises to Teach Natural Selection to Undergraduate Biology Students

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    Kalinowski, Steven T.; Leonard, Mary J.; Andrews, Tessa M.; Litt, Andrea R.

    2013-01-01

    Students in introductory biology courses frequently have misconceptions regarding natural selection. In this paper, we describe six activities that biology instructors can use to teach undergraduate students in introductory biology courses how natural selection causes evolution. These activities begin with a lesson introducing students to natural…

  13. Last Revised on 9/25/2012 Student Characteristics (Fall 2011) More Undergraduate Success & Progress Rate

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    Last Revised on 9/25/2012 Student Characteristics (Fall 2011) More Undergraduate Success & Progress in Fall 2005 White 8,333 45% · 1273 Transfer Students entering in Fall 2007 Race/Ethnicity Unknown 798 4 Time to Degree for 2010-11 Graduates "At UC Santa Barbara, we educate and challenge bright students

  14. A Germany-Brazil Experience Report on Teaching Software Engineering for Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Students

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    Vicente F. De Lucena Jr.; Alysson Brito; Peter Gohner; Nasser Jazdi

    2006-01-01

    This article describes a successful education technology transfer between Germany and Brazil applied to the teaching of software engineering for undergraduate students of the electrical engineering course at the Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM. The result of this experience was a significant increase on the interest of the students, i.e. the amount of enrolled students increased reaching numbers never

  15. Becoming Researchers: The Participation of Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Scientific Research Groups

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    Feldman, Allan; Divoll, Kent A.; Rogan-Klyve, Allyson

    2013-01-01

    This study sought to understand how graduate and undergraduate students learn to do science by participating in research groups. A phenomenological approach was used to illuminate the experiences of the students. The results provide evidence that the students were in the role of apprentices, although this was not made explicit. As apprentices they…

  16. Rice University | Faculty | Researchers Undergraduates Grad Students Faculty & Researchers Staff Alumni

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    Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

    Rice University | Faculty | Researchers Undergraduates Grad Students Faculty & Researchers Staff At a Glance About Rice Rice Facts 2008 Students Entering Class Enrollment and Demographics Degrees Awarded Archives About OIR Rice News Feed Font Size Rice Facts Students The following statistics describe the fall

  17. APPLICATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HALLS OF RESIDENCE RETURNING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS -SESSION 2014/15

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    Brierley, Andrew

    APPLICATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY HALLS OF RESIDENCE RETURNING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - SESSION 2014 on the application form. Excluded Groups: 1. Students who have been evicted from any University accommodation or have still persists. In the past few years once the number of students holding dual offers, University

  18. Capturing Student's Teamwork and Open-Ended Design Performance in an Undergraduate Multimedia Engineering Design Class

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    1 Capturing Student's Teamwork and Open-Ended Design Performance in an Undergraduate Multimedia Abstract The current paper describes our experiences capturing student performance in the freshman design used a series of different methods to triangulate, compare, and evaluate student performance

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  20. Undergraduate Students' Book Selection: A Study of Factors in the Decision-Making Process

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    Stieve, Thomas; Schoen, David

    2006-01-01

    Little research has focused on what factors undergraduate students consider when selecting books at academic libraries. In order to better understand student book choices at Niagara University Library, we chose 11 sets of two books with the same LC subject headings but with other differences and asked students to select one book over another.…

  1. Can a Tablet Device Alter Undergraduate Science Students' Study Behavior and Use of Technology?

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Chow, Henry P. H.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  3. An Analysis of Learning Styles among Full-Time Undergraduate College Students.

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    Hardigan, Patrick C.; Sisco, Burton R.

    In the fall semester, 1999, a random sample of 814 undergraduate college students attending a southern land grant university were asked to complete a Learning Style Profile (LSP). Students were aged 17 to 58 years, with the mean age being 23. The LSP measured students' perceptual response study and instructional preferences. Inferential statistics…

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

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    Perrotta, Katherine Assante; Bohan, Chara Haeussler

    2013-01-01

    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

  5. Peer-Mentoring Undergraduate Accounting Students: The Influence on Approaches to Learning and Academic Performance

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    Fox, Alison; Stevenson, Lorna; Connelly, Patricia; Duff, Angus; Dunlop, Angela

    2010-01-01

    This article considers the impact of a student peer-mentoring programme (the Mentor Accountant Project, MAP) on first-year undergraduates' academic performance. The development of MAP was informed by reference to extant literature; it relies on the voluntary services of third-year students who then act as mentors to first-year student mentees in…

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  7. University Undergraduate Students' Information Seeking Behaviour: Implications for Quality in Higher Education in Africa

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    Ajiboye, Josiah O.; Tella, Adeyinka

    2007-01-01

    The major purpose of the study was to examine the information seeking behaviour of undergraduate students in the University of Botswana. Specifically, the study made effort to determine the sources consulted and the general pattern of information gathering system by the students: the impact of students' gender, level of study and course of study…

  8. Approaches to study in undergraduate nursing students in regional Victoria, Australia.

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    Brown, Stephen; Wakeling, Lara; Naiker, Mani; White, Sue

    2014-01-01

    In developmental research to devise a strategy to identify students who may benefit from assistance with learning habits, approaches to study were explored in undergraduate nursing students (n=122) enrolled in a compulsory first-year course in physiology at a regional Australian university. The course constituted 30 credits (25%) of their first year of study. Using the Approaches and Study Skills Inventory (ASSIST), students were identified as adopting a deep (n = 38, 31%), strategic (n = 30, 25%), or a surface (n = 54, 44%) approach to study. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha [?]) for deep, strategic, and surface was 0.85, 0.87, and 0.76, respectively. Subsequently, a cluster analysis was done to identify two groupings: a "surface" group (n = 53) and a "deep/strategic" group (n = 69). The surface group scored lower in deep (33.28 ± 6.42) and strategic (39.36 ± 6.79) approaches and higher in the surface (46.96 ± 9.57) approach. Conversely, the deep/strategic group scored 46.10 ± 6.81, 57.17 ± 7.81, and 41.87 ± 6.47 in deep, strategic, and surface styles, respectively. This application of the ASSIST questionnaire and cluster analysis thus differentiated students adopting a surface approach to study. This strategy may enable educators to target resources, for example additional tutorial opportunities, peer-assisted study support, and tutor-led seminar sessions aimed at encouraging students to adopt a less superficial approach to study. PMID:25390026

  9. Eating behaviour among undergraduate students. Comparing nutrition students with other courses.

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    Poínhos, Rui; Alves, Diogo; Vieira, Elisée; Pinhão, Sílvia; Oliveira, Bruno M P M; Correia, Flora

    2015-01-01

    Our main aim was to compare eating behaviour between Portuguese undergraduate nutrition students and students attending other courses. Several eating behaviour dimensions were compared between 154 nutrition students and 263 students from other areas. Emotional and external eating were assessed by the Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire, dietary restraint was measured using the flexible and rigid control of eating behaviour subscales, binge eating was measured using the Binge Eating Scale, and eating self-efficacy using the General Eating Self-Efficacy Scale. Higher levels of flexible and rigid control were found in nutrition students from both sexes when compared to students from other courses. Female nutrition students also presented higher binge eating levels than their colleagues from other courses. To our knowledge no other work has previously assessed all eating behaviour dimensions considered in the current study among nutrition students. Besides the results by themselves, the data obtained from this study provide several clues to further studies to be developed regarding the still rarely approached issue of eating behaviour among nutrition students. PMID:25240638

  10. The Dominance Concept Inventory: A Tool for Assessing Undergraduate Student Alternative Conceptions about Dominance in Mendelian and Population Genetics

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    Perez, Kathryn E.; Price, Rebecca M.

    2014-01-01

    Despite the impact of genetics on daily life, biology undergraduates understand some key genetics concepts poorly. One concept requiring attention is dominance, which many students understand as a fixed property of an allele or trait and regularly conflate with frequency in a population or selective advantage. We present the Dominance Concept Inventory (DCI), an instrument to gather data on selected alternative conceptions about dominance. During development of the 16-item test, we used expert surveys (n = 12), student interviews (n = 42), and field tests (n = 1763) from introductory and advanced biology undergraduates at public and private, majority- and minority-serving, 2- and 4-yr institutions in the United States. In the final field test across all subject populations (n = 709), item difficulty ranged from 0.08 to 0.84 (0.51 ± 0.049 SEM), while item discrimination ranged from 0.11 to 0.82 (0.50 ± 0.048 SEM). Internal reliability (Cronbach's alpha) was 0.77, while test–retest reliability values were 0.74 (product moment correlation) and 0.77 (intraclass correlation). The prevalence of alternative conceptions in the field tests shows that introductory and advanced students retain confusion about dominance after instruction. All measures support the DCI as a useful instrument for measuring undergraduate biology student understanding and alternative conceptions about dominance. PMID:26086665

  11. Undergraduate Student-built Experiments in Sounding-Rocket and Balloon Campaign

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    Vassiliadis, D.; Christian, J. A.; Keesee, A. M.; Lindon, M.; Lusk, G. D.

    2014-12-01

    Space physics and aerospace engineering experiments are becoming readily accessible to STEM undergraduates. A number of ionospheric physics experiments and guidance and navigation components were designed, built, integrated, and tested by STEM students at West Virginia University in the 2013-2014 academic year. A main payload was flown on NASA's annual RockSat-C two-stage rocket launched from Wallops Flight Facility in Chincoteague, VA on the morning of June 26, 2014. A high-altitude balloon with a reduced payload was released from Bruceton Mills, WV, prior to the rocket and reached 30,054 m. The geographic distance between the two launch points is small compared to the footprint of geomagnetic and solar-terrestrial disturbances. Aerospace sensors provided flight profiles for each of the two platforms. Daytime E region electron density was measured via a Langmuir probe as a function of altitude from 90 km to the apogee of 117 km. Geomagnetic activity was low (Dst>-7 nT, AE<500 nT) so geomagnetic disturbances were probably due to solar quiet (Sq) currents. Earlier solar wind activity included two high-plasma-density regions measured by NASA's ACE which impacted the magnetosphere producing two sudden impulses at midlatitudes (Dst=+19 and +13 nT). In an airglow experiment, the altitude range of the sodium layer was estimated to be 75-110 km based on in situ measurements of the D2emission line intensity. Acceleration, rotation-rate, and magnetic-field data are useful in reconstructing the trajectory and flight dynamics of the two vehicles and comparing with video from onboard cameras. Participation in RockSat and similar programs is useful in ushering space science and spaceflight concepts in the classroom and lab experience of STEM undergraduates. Lectures, homework, and progress reports were used to connect advanced topics of Earth's space environment and spaceflight to the students' core courses. In several cases the STEM students were guided by graduate students during lab work. Development of the flight payloads was supported by NASA's Undergraduate Student Instrument Project, NSF/AGS, and the WV Space Grant.

  12. STUDENT AFFAIRS & STUDENT SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA -2003/2004 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG

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    Lajeunesse, Marc J.

    .Thestaffalsooffersservicestothestudentstohelp them cope more effectively with the many facets of college life that can affect students' academic work is composed of the areas of Enrollment Planning and Management, Academic Support and Achievement, and Student, intramural and recreational sports, student health education/wellness programs, and events of special

  13. Creating Authentic Geoscience Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students in Two-Year Undergraduate Programs

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    Liou-Mark, J.; Blake, R.

    2014-12-01

    With community college and two-year program students playing pivotal roles in advancing the nation's STEM agenda now and throughout the remainder of this young millennia, it is incumbent on educators to devise innovative and sustainable STEM initiatives to attract, retain, graduate, and elevate these students to four-year programs and beyond. Involving these students in comprehensive, holistic research experiences is one approach that has paid tremendous dividends. The New York City College of Technology (City Tech) was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) supplemental grant to integrate a community college/two-year program component into its existing REU program. The program created an inviting and supportive community of scholars for these students, nurtured them through strong, dynamic mentoring, provided them with the support structures needed for successful scholarship, and challenged them to attain the same research prominence as their Bachelor degree program companions. Along with their colleagues, the community college/two-year program students were given an opportunity to conduct intensive satellite and ground-based remote sensing research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) at City College and its CREST Institute Center for Remote Sensing and Earth System Science (ReSESS) at City Tech. This presentation highlights the challenges, the rewards, and the lessons learned from this necessary and timely experiment. Preliminary results indicate that this paradigm for geoscience inclusion and high expectation has been remarkably successful. (The program is supported by NSF REU grant #1062934.)

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

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    Depaz, Iris; Moni, Roger W.

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  16. FALL 2014 STUDENT SUPPORT GROUPS BRANDEIS COUNSELING CENTER International Student Support Group

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    Snider, Barry B.

    FALL 2014 STUDENT SUPPORT GROUPS BRANDEIS COUNSELING CENTER International Student Support Group students adjusting to life at Brandeis. This group will meet at the PCC on Thursdays at 2pm, starting.D, in the PCC on Mondays from 11:00-12:15 starting October 6. This group will focus on how to navigate stress

  17. Undergraduate Students in Part-Time Employment in China

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    Tam Oi I, Betty; Morrison, Keith

    2005-01-01

    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…

  18. Attitudes Regarding Action Learning: Undergraduate vs. Graduate Business Students

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    Rosenstein, Alvin; Ashley, Allan; Gupta, Rakesh; Ulin, Kristin

    2008-01-01

    Previous research in our Action Learning Program demonstrated that although undergraduates preferred the Action Learning mode to the traditional lecture and discussion mode of instruction, they missed the familiar structure of the more traditional pedagogy. Consequently increased structure was implemented in both an undergraduate and graduate…

  19. Engaging Students in an Undergraduate Civil Engineering Course

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    K. Madhavan

    The components of the undergraduate course in Design of Foundations in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) at Christian Brothers University (CBU) are discussed. The course consists of the following: classroom lectures, project case studies, failure case studies, ethical case studies and open-ended design problems. Examples of case studies with discussion questions are provided in this paper. Undergraduate CEE

  20. Student Assistance An invitation to support the

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    Volesky, Bohumil

    student and ASAP advisor Olga Makoyeva (second from right) looks through the course calendar, the University is seeking philanthropic support that would provide endowed funding for ASAP team members (ASAP) comprising specially-trained students who serve as peer advisors. During the summer months

  1. Social Support and Depression among College Students.

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    Scovel, Martha; Rich, Alexander

    Entrance into college is considered a stressful experience, with many students experiencing depression and maladjustment. A longitudinal study was conducted to investigate three major models of depression among college students, i.e., the life events model, the cognitive-attributional model, and the social support model. Subjects were 134 freshmen…

  2. Disability Services Student Support Services

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    Viglas, Anastasios

    contact 2 Email Provider Stamp (or business card provided) Registration / Accreditation Number Provider software or hardware) Safety Plan Does this student require a medical or mental health safety plan Yes No (eg. medical safety plan for such conditions as diabetes, epilepsy or a heart condition and a mental

  3. Why do students join the Honors College? The Honors College is like a small liberal arts college nestled

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    Ben-Arie, Jezekiel

    awards support undergraduate research, study abroad, and civic engagement. Honors College students;Admissions and Campus Visits Students admitted to UIC--incoming freshmen, transfer students, or currently.uic.edu/honors Undergraduate Research Honors College students

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

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    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

    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

  5. Broome Campus support inspires students

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    Michelle Ebbs

    2008-01-01

    Sasha Bailey is the winner of The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus Aiming High Scholarship for 2008.\\u000aThe annual award is presented to a St Mary’s College, Broome, Year 11 student who has achieved outstanding academic success.\\u000aThe scholarship covers the cost of text books for Sasha’s first year of TEE, which this year will see her studying

  6. Student Support for EIPBN 2010 Conference

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    Reginald C. Farrow

    2011-03-11

    The 54th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication, 2010, held at the Egan Convention Center and Hilton in Anchorage, Alaska, June 1 to 4, 2010 was a great success in large part because financial support allowed robust participation from students. The conference brought together 444 engineers and scientists from industries and universities from all over the world to discuss recent progress and future trends. Among the emerging technologies that are within the scope of EIPBN is Nanofabrication for Energy Sources along with nanofabrication for the realization of low power integrated circuits. Every year, EIPBN provides financial support for students to attend the conference.The students gave oral and poster presentations of their research and many published peer reviewed articles in a special conference issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B. The Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences supported 20 students from US universities with a $15,000.

  7. Mentoring an Undergraduate Research Student in the Structural and Nonstructural Properties of Drugs

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    Ealy, Julie B.; Kvarta, Veronica

    2006-01-01

    An undergraduate research student was given the opportunity to take of ownership of her scientific knowledge by helping her to conduct research in the structural and nonstructural properties of drugs. The research highlighted that ketoprofen can be used to illustrate the structural and nonstructural properties of the research, helping the student

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  9. Financial Aid Information for 2013 Summer School for Undergraduate Students Enrolled in Degree Programs

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    options. How to Apply See the next page to review the Financial Aid Application Checklist. #12;2013 Summerc Financial Aid Information for 2013 Summer School for Undergraduate Students Enrolled in Degree for financial aid. To avoid incurring debt, Student Registration and Financial Services (SRFS) recommends

  10. Survey of Academic Writing Tasks Required of Graduate and Undergraduate Foreign Students.

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    Bridgeman, Brent; Carlson, Sybil

    Designed to define the academic writing skills required of beginning undergraduate and graduate students, a survey of needed academic writing skills was completed by faculty in 190 academic departments at 34 American and Canadian universities with high foreign student enrollments. At the graduate level, six academic disciplines with relatively…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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:…

  13. An Exploration of Potential Factors Affecting Student Withdrawal from an Undergraduate Music Education Program

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    Gavin, Russell B.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the degree withdrawal patterns of undergraduate music education majors, with a specific focus on the individual experiences of students withdrawing from the major. Data from recently withdrawn students (N = 14) were assembled using a qualitative methodology that included semistructured interviews,…

  14. Effects of Self-Control and Thinking Tools Training on Academic Performance of Undergraduate Venezuelan Students.

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    Yaber, Guillermo

    This study examined the relative effectiveness of two variations of an elective course on self-control and study behavior in modifying academic performance of freshmen undergraduate students enrolled in the independent studies program of the Universidad Simon Bolivar, in Venezuela. Of the 29 freshmen students selected to participate in this study,…

  15. Using interdisciplinary bioinformatics undergraduate research to recruit and retain computer science students

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    Jon Beck; Brent Buckner; Olga Nikolova

    2007-01-01

    An interdisciplinary undergraduate research project in bioin- formatics, jointly mentored by faculty in computer science and biology, has been developed and is being used to pro- vide top-quality instruction to biology and computer science students. This paper explains the benefits of such a collab- oration to computer science students and to the computer science discipline. Specific goals of the project

  16. Using interdisciplinary bioinformatics undergraduate research to recruit and retain computer science students

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    Jon Beck; Brent Buckner; Olga Nikolova

    2007-01-01

    An interdisciplinary undergraduate research project in bioinformatics, jointly mentored by faculty in computer science and biology, has been developed and is being used to provide top-quality instruction to biology and computer science students. This paper explains the benefits of such a collaboration to computer science students and to the computer science discipline. Specific goals of the project include increased recruitment

  17. ASSESMENT AND GRADING CRITERIA IN MUSIC: A SURVEY WITH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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    Margaret Amaral de Andrade; Anete Susana Weichselbaum; Rosane Cardoso de Araújo

    This article offers the results of our research about grading assessment in music. The research method was a survey carried on with students in two undergraduate education Institutions of Curitiba city, Paraná state, south of Brazil. The investigated population included second and third year students from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and the School of Music and Fine Arts

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  20. A Qualitative Study of Undergraduate Students' Approaches, Perceptions, and Use of Online Tools

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    Armstrong, David

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to describe undergraduate students' experiences and perceptions of online courses based on interviews, observations, and online focus groups. I describe (a) motivational and learner characteristics within online classes, (b) the positive and negative aspects of online courses as experienced by students, (c) what…

  1. Designing Learning Strategy to Improve Undergraduate Students' Problem Solving in Derivatives and Integrals: A Conceptual Framework

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    Hashemi, Nourooz; Abu, Mohd Salleh; Kashefi, Hamidreza; Mokhtar, Mahani; Rahimi, Khadijeh

    2015-01-01

    Derivatives and integrals are two important concepts of calculus which are precondition topics for most of mathematics courses and other courses in different fields of studies. A majority of students at the undergraduate level have to master derivatives and integrals if they want to be successful in their studies However, students encounter…

  2. Enrollment Strategy Improving undergraduate student success at the University of Utah is my administrations top

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    Feschotte, Cedric

    Enrollment Strategy Improving undergraduate student success at the University of Utah is my our students close and connected to the U. The Us Strategic Enrollment Plan is not about scores, its administrations top priority. Changes in the Us admissions process, which will go into effect for the class

  3. The Effects of Second Life on the Motivation of Undergraduate Students Learning a Foreign Language

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    Wehner, Amy K.; Gump, Andrew W.; Downey, Steve

    2011-01-01

    Virtual worlds are an emerging technology in computer-assisted learning. Due to the novelty of these new learning spaces, little research has been done on the use or the effects on students learning foreign languages. This research looks at how the use of the virtual world Second Life affects the motivation of students in an undergraduate Spanish…

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

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    Trenbath, Thien-Kim Leckie

    2012-01-01

    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…

  5. Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 2011-12. Web Tables. NCES 2015-173

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    National Center for Education Statistics, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Approximately 23 million students enrolled in undergraduate postsecondary education in the United States during the 2011-12 academic year (Simone et al. 2013). The Web Tables in this report provide a comprehensive source (2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study [NPSAS:12]) of information on the financial aid that was awarded to these…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  7. Assessment of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for undergraduate students in accident and emergency medicine

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    G Johnson; K Reynard

    1994-01-01

    Conventional techniques for assessing the knowledge and clinical competence of undergraduate medical students are widely acknowledged as being unsatisfactory. We introduced an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for our fourth year medical students at the end of their accident and emergency (A&E) medicine attachment. This paper outlines the organisation of the examination and the results of a comparison of marks

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Barclay, Barbara

    2012-01-01

    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…

  10. Breakdown of Financial Aid by Source: Federal, State, University, and Private Undergraduate Students, 2010/2011

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    $ millions) 429.6 481.5 492.3 146.5 172.0 182.0 Percentage of Aid (Dollars) in Form of Grants/Scholarships 43 of New Jersey 52 STUDENTS: Financial Aid Number and Amount of Grants, Scholarships, and Awards Undergraduate Students, 2010/2011 GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS # OF AWARDS DOLLARS Federal Pell 13,559 60

  11. Undergraduate Students -When do I get my loan? Receiving your loan payments

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    Levi, Ran

    Undergraduate Students - When do I get my loan? Receiving your loan payments Your award letter is evidence of you fully completing the loan application process. However, we cannot request the release of your loan until you have completed both stages of the student registration process. If you received

  12. Campus Eco Tours: An Integrative & Interactive Field Project for Undergraduate Biology Students

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    Boes, Katie E.

    2013-01-01

    Outdoor areas within or near college campuses offer an opportunity for biology students to observe the natural world and apply concepts from class. Here, I describe an engaging and integrative project where undergraduate non-major biology students work in teams to develop and present professional "eco tours." This project takes place over multiple…

  13. Student Usage Patterns and Perceptions for Differentiated Lab Exercises in an Undergraduate Programming Course

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    Mok, H. N.

    2012-01-01

    Differentiated instruction in the form of tiered take-home lab exercises was implemented for students of an undergraduate-level programming course. This paper attempts to uncover the perceptions and usage patterns of students toward these new lab exercises using a comprehensive survey. Findings reveal that these tiered exercises are generally very…

  14. Using Personal Interest Portfolios to Promote Engagement and Improve Student Learning in a Large Undergraduate Course

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    Birkett, M.; Neff, L.; Pieper, S.

    2012-01-01

    Portfolios are used for many purposes; however, data describing their utility in promoting student engagement and learning in large undergraduate survey courses have not been reported. A large survey course presents a number of teaching and learning challenges that portfolios help to address, such as the ability of the teacher to maintain student

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

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    Yoon, Caroline; Sneddon, Jamie

    2011-01-01

    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

  16. Effects of Peer-Led Online Asynchronous Discussion on Undergraduate Students' Cognitive Achievement

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    Zha, Shenghua; Ottendorfer, Christy Lee

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of peer leadership on students' cognitive achievement in online asynchronous discussions. Undergraduate students from a large online course were randomly assigned into groups for four asynchronous discussions, with each group having two to three peer leaders. Results of the mixed-method analysis revealed that the…

  17. Mathematical Skills in Undergraduate Students. A Ten-Year Survey of a Plant Physiology Course

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    Llamas, A.; Vila, F.; Sanz, A.

    2012-01-01

    In the health and life sciences and many other scientific disciplines, problem solving depends on mathematical skills. However, significant deficiencies are commonly found in this regard in undergraduate students. In an attempt to understand the underlying causes, and to improve students' performances, this article describes a ten-year survey…

  18. Teaching Tips: Using the "Seven Principles of Good Undergraduate Education" to Increase Student Centered Learning.

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    Journal of Student Centered Learning, 2003

    2003-01-01

    Outlines Chickering and Gamson's (1991) "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" and offers examples of applications of these principles. Argues that good practice encourages student/faculty contact. Makes suggestions for faculty, such as attending student activities and creating campus visibility. Suggests use of principles…

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

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    Cataloglu, E.; Robinett, R. W.

    2002-01-01

    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)

  20. Introducing Taiwanese Undergraduate Students to the Nature of Science through Nobel Prize Stories

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    Eshach, Haim; Hwang, Fu-Kwun; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Hsu, Ying-Shao

    2013-01-01

    Although there is a broad agreement among scientists and science educators that students should not only learn science, but also acquire some sense of its nature, it has been reported that undergraduate students possess an inadequate grasp of the nature of science (NOS). The study presented here examined the potential and effectiveness of Nobel…

  1. Perspectives on Scholarship in Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Students' Views on Faculty Scholarship.

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    Wiedmer, Terry L.

    Undergraduate and graduate education students (N=2,405) from 13 Renaissance Group Institutions were surveyed regarding their perceptions of the expectations of faculty involved in teacher education. A questionnaire, completed by participants, asked for background information and opinions regarding faculty work, pay, and role expectations. Student

  2. Teaching Hybrid Principles of Finance to Undergraduate Business Students--Can It Work?

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    Letterman, Denise

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between course design and predictor variables: motivation, satisfaction, and success for students enrolled in the hybrid Principles of Finance course. The participants for this research project were 117 undergraduate students (encompassing 6 semesters) at Robert Morris University,…

  3. Student Experience of Final-Year Undergraduate Research Projects: An Exploration of "Research Preparedness"

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    Shaw, Kylie; Holbrook, Allyson; Bourke, Sid

    2013-01-01

    During this past decade the level of interest in building research capacity has intensified in Australia and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the development of postgraduate research students, but also extending to undergraduate research experience. This study investigated the student experience across a diverse range of fourth-year…

  4. Student Perceptions of the Importance of Employability Skill Provision in Business Undergraduate Programs

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    Jackson, Denise

    2013-01-01

    Studies examining student perceptions of employability skill development in business undergraduate programs are limited. Assurance of student buy-in is important to ensure learners engage with skill provision; to enable them to articulate their capabilities to potential employers; and to facilitate the transfer of acquired skills. The author…

  5. Ethical Behavior and Human Development among Male and Female Graduate and Undergraduate College Students.

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    Sottile, James M., Jr.; Brozik, Dallas

    The purpose of this research was to describe and better understand the ethical experiences of graduate and undergraduate, male and female college students attending a university in a rural location of a mid-eastern state. A survey was created to determine the ethical activities of college students. A total of 2,718 surveys were completed.…

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

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    Menn, Mindy A.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  7. Bridging the "Great Divide" in Undergraduate Religion: An Experiment in Faculty/Student Collaboration

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    Lanci, John R.

    2013-01-01

    Undergraduate students today often enroll in introductory religious studies or theology classes because they want the time and space to reflect on their personal spiritual questions. Such a motivation can clash with the faculty's desire to introduce students to rigorous academic study of their field. Barbara Walvoord has proposed four "voices"…

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

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    Wessel, Roger D.; Wallaert, Kerry A.

    2011-01-01

    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,…

  9. "That's a Hard Question": Undergraduate Students Talk about Culture

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    Montague-Winebarger, Caitlin N.

    2012-01-01

    In this project I examine the ability of undergraduate students to articulate a working definition of culture and cross-culture. The students were predominately elementary education majors, enrolled in one of two culture-based elective courses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the 2010-2011 school year. Through the use of…

  10. An Anatomy of Feedback: A Phenomenographic Investigation of Undergraduate Students' Conceptions of Feedback

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    McLean, Angela J.; Bond, Carol H.; Nicholson, Helen D.

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this research was to investigate how undergraduate students conceptualise feedback, and compare this with research into conceptions of teaching and learning related phenomena in higher education. Using a phenomenographic approach, 28 physiotherapy students in New Zealand were interviewed about their experiences. Data analysis resulted…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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

  13. A Study of Undergraduate College Students' Alcohol Consumption Related to High-Risk Sexual Activity.

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    Gainey, Rosemary

    Undergraduate college students in the United States have, for generations, indulged in drinking alcohol and engaging in sexual activity as part of their "coming-of-age" socialization process. This study was conducted to examine the relationship in college students' lives between alcohol consumption and engaging in high-risk sexual activity. It…

  14. Affinity for Quantitative Tools: Undergraduate Marketing Students Moving beyond Quantitative Anxiety

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    Tarasi, Crina O.; Wilson, J. Holton; Puri, Cheenu; Divine, Richard L.

    2013-01-01

    Marketing students are known as less likely to have an affinity for the quantitative aspects of the marketing discipline. In this article, we study the reasons why this might be true and develop a parsimonious 20-item scale for measuring quantitative affinity in undergraduate marketing students. The scale was administered to a sample of business…

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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

  16. Developing the Next Generation of Community-Based Researchers: Tips for Undergraduate Students

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    Laura Ryser; Sean Markey; Greg Halseth

    2012-01-01

    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 of the types of needed training and the timelines involved. The quality and effectiveness of student

  17. The Effect of DBAE Approach on Teaching Painting of Undergraduate Art Students

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    Hedayat, Mina; Kahn, Sabzali Musa; Honarvar, Habibeh; Bakar, Syed Alwi Syed Abu; Samsuddin, Mohd Effindi

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study is to implement a new method of teaching painting which uses the Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) approach for the undergraduate art students at Tehran University. In the current study, the quasi-experimental method was used to test the hypothesis three times (pre, mid and post-tests). Thirty students from two classes…

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

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    Engel, Robert

    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

  19. Undergraduate Students' Experiences of Time in a MOOC: A Term of Dino 101

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    Adams, Catherine; Yin, Yin

    2014-01-01

    This research explored what it is like for university students to participate in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as part of their undergraduate course load. We report on some of the temporal dimensions of students' learning experiences as they undertook the MOOC during a regular, campus-based university term. The research is situated in a…

  20. Use of the "Attitudes Toward Mainstreaming Scale" with Undergraduate Education Students.

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    Wilczenski, Felicia L.

    Education students' attitudes towards mainstreaming are crucial to the future success of the movement toward inclusive education. This study describes the attitudes toward mainstreaming held by undergraduate education students and assesses attitude changes related to knowledge about handicapping conditions and the field of education as well as…

  1. An evaluation of a complex simulated scenario with final year undergraduate children's nursing students.

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    Davies, Jane; Nathan, Martina; Clarke, Dave

    2012-01-01

    The last decade has witnessed the emergence of simulation as a useful, but sometimes challenging teaching methodology. This is supported by a number of sources of evidence, which focus strongly upon student evaluation of the learning experience. The challenges are equally worth consideration. These include issues such as the commissioning of space, staff expertise in resourcing and creating a situation which is as close to real practice as possible. It is against this backdrop, following a number of years developing innovative clinical simulation at Cardiff University; children's nursing students were exposed to a complex simulated clinical shift. The activities included: managing the clinical area; the transfer of a sick child; managing a medication error; subsequent discussion with the parents; and prioritising and organising care. The use of role-play was utilised throughout, to create a realistic experience and the simulation activity took place in two settings to enable the transfer from one area to another. The simulation experience was undertaken at the end of the third year undergraduate program by three cohorts of students (n = 41). Following the experience, data were collected through a post-simulation de-briefing and a Likert style questionnaire, enabling the collection of qualitative and quantitative data concerned with the student's experience of the simulation. Overwhelmingly, the results showed that this was a positive experience for the students, demonstrating a number of perceived improvements in the application of their clinical skills. These included: development of specific management skills; enhanced confidence; development of self-awareness; and the transferability of skills to practice. Students also demonstrated strong agreement in terms of the realism of the experience. PMID:23101347

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

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

    2007-12-01

    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.

  3. Undergraduate Mentoring Program Targets Hard-to-Find Students

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    Cathy Lundmark (American Institute of Biological Sciences; )

    2004-01-01

    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.

  4. Students' attitudes towards science and science learning in an introductory undergraduate biology course

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    Floro, Nicole

    Science education strives to cultivate individuals who understand scientific concepts as well as the nature of science and science learning. This study focused on the potential benefits of the flipped classroom on students' attitudes towards science and science learning. Our study investigated changes in and effects of students' attitudes towards science and science learning in a flipped introductory biology course at the University of Massachusetts Boston. We used The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Biology to assess students' attitudes at pre and post-instruction. We investigated the effect of a flipped classroom on students' attitudes towards science and science learning by measuring the impact of different teaching approaches (flipped vs. traditional lecture). Following the prior literature, we hypothesized that there would be a negative shift in students' attitudes over the semester in the traditional classroom and that this negative shift would not occur in the flipped. Our results showed there was no significant difference in the shift of students' attitudes between the traditional and flipped sections. We also examined the relationship between students' attitudes and academic performance. We hypothesized there would be a positive correlation between students' attitudes and their academic performance, as measured by exam average. In support of the prior literature, we found a significant positive correlation. Finally, we examined whether the relationship between students' attitudes and performance was mediated by learning behavior. Specifically, we considered if students with more favorable attitudes solved more on-line problems correctly and whether this aspect of problem solving was associated with greater achievement. We hypothesized there would be a positive correlation between attitudes and problem solving behavior as well as problem solving behavior and achievement. We did not find a significant correlation between attitudes and this aspect of problem solving behavior, however there was a correlation between problem solving behavior and achievement. Our results indicate attitudes towards science and science learning may play a role in undergraduate students' learning achievement. However, we were not able to show that those effects were mediated through problem solving behavior, nor did we show that the flipped classroom by itself was sufficient to enhance these attitudes.

  5. Sexual Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Female Undergraduate Students in Wuhan, China: The Only-Child versus Students with Siblings

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    Li, Shiyue; Chen, Rucheng; Cao, Yue; Li, Jingjing; Zuo, Dan; Yan, Hong

    2013-01-01

    Objectives This study explored sexual knowledge, attitudes and practices of female only-child undergraduates and made a comparison with students with siblings. Methods Anonymously completed questionnaires were received from 4,769 female undergraduates, recruited using randomized cluster sampling by type of university and students' major and grade. Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess the effects of only-child on sexual knowledge, attitudes and practices among female undergraduates. Results Of 4,769 female undergraduate students, 41.0% were only-child and 59.0% were students with siblings. Compared with students with siblings, only-child students scored higher on sex-related knowledge, were more inclined to agree with premarital sex, multiple sex partners, one-night stands, extramarital lovers and homosexuality, and were more likely to have a boyfriend and experience sexual intercourse (73.6% vs. 61.4%; 24.0% vs. 14.0%). Only-children were less likely to experience coercion at first sex and have first sexual intercourse with men not their “boyfriends” than children with siblings (3.3% vs. 6.4%; 20.7% vs. 28.8%). There were no significant differences on other risky sexual behaviors (e.g. multiple sex partners and inconsistent condom use) between the only-child students and students with siblings. Conclusions Sexual knowledge, attitudes and some practices of only-child female undergraduates were different from students with siblings. Intervention should be designed according to different requirements of only-children and non-only-children. PMID:24023905

  6. “Writing in Neuroscience”: A Course Designed for Neuroscience Undergraduate Students

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    Adams, Joyce

    2011-01-01

    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

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

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    2013-01-01

    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

  8. Training Graduate and Undergraduate Students in Simulation and Risk Assessment for Carbon Sequestration

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    McCray, John

    2013-09-30

    Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and injecting it into deep underground formations for storage (carbon capture and underground storage, or CCUS) is one way of reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Gas or aqueous-phase leakage may occur due to transport via faults and fractures, through faulty well bores, or through leaky confining materials. Contaminants of concern include aqueous salts and dissolved solids, gaseous or aqueous-phase organic contaminants, and acidic gas or aqueous-phase fluids that can liberate metals from aquifer minerals. Understanding the mechanisms and parameters that can contribute to leakage of the CO2 and the ultimate impact on shallow water aquifers that overlie injection formations is an important step in evaluating the efficacy and risks associated with long-term CO2 storage. Three students were supported on the grant Training Graduate and Undergraduate Students in Simulation and Risk Assessment for Carbon Sequestration. These three students each examined a different aspect of simulation and risk assessment related to carbon dioxide sequestration and the potential impacts of CO2 leakage. Two performed numerical simulation studies, one to assess leakage rates as a function of fault and deep reservoir parameters and one to develop a method for quantitative risk assessment in the event of a CO2 leak and subsequent changes in groundwater chemistry. A third student performed an experimental evaluation of the potential for metal release from sandstone aquifers under simulated leakage conditions. This study has resulted in two student first-authored published papers {Siirila, 2012 #560}{Kirsch, 2014 #770} and one currently in preparation {Menke, In prep. #809}.

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

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    Robert D. Weaver; Sung Hyun Yun

    2011-01-01

    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

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

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    Tekinarslan, Erkan

    2013-01-01

    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…

  11. "Here I Am Now!" Critical Ethnography and Community Service-Learning with Immigrant and Refugee Undergraduate Students and Youth

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    Shadduck-Hernandez, Janna

    2006-01-01

    "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…

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

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    Weaver, Robert D.; Yun, Sung Hyun

    2011-01-01

    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…

  13. A STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDES IN LEARNING LINEAR ALGEBRA BY USING GRAPHING CALCULATORS

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    KAMON EKTHAICHARERN

    This study attempted to explore the possibility of using graphing calculators at the undergraduate level by focusing on Linear Algebra. In particular, it proposed to study the effects of graphing calculators on instruction and the classroom social norm, students' achievement and attitudes in learning Linear Algebra by using graphing calculators. Twenty-eight undergraduate mathematics students participated in the study. Each of

  14. Is Vacation Apprenticeship of Undergraduate Life Science Students a Model for Human Capacity Development in the Life Sciences?

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    Downs, Colleen Thelma

    2010-01-01

    A life sciences undergraduate apprenticeship initiative was run during the vacations at a South African university. In particular, the initiative aimed to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Annually 12-18 undergraduate biology students were apprenticed to various institutions during the January and July vacations from…

  15. Real Problems, Real Research, Real Students: Authentic Research with Undergraduates as a Win-Win-Win Collaboration

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    Bank, Carl-Georg; Ryan, Anne Marie

    2009-01-01

    Authentic research, in which students pose original questions and attempt to find the unknown answers, addresses principles of undergraduate education in an ideal way. With careful planning and reasoned considerations it will benefit students, faculty, and institutions.

  16. Attitudes and Experiences of Dental Hygiene Faculty Regarding Interactions with Current Undergraduate Dental Hygiene Students on Facebook 

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    Wyatt, Leigh A

    2014-11-24

    , that FB use between students and dental educators now intersect. The effect of FB on relationships between faculty and current undergraduate students has been largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to identify attitudes and experiences of dental...

  17. Perceptions of Social Support Networks and Climate in the Persistence of Latinas Pursuing an Undergraduate Engineering Degree 

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    Banda, Rosa 1978-

    2013-01-11

    While an abundance of literature addresses undergraduate students’ lack of success in engineering programs, fewer studies examine the persistence of minority females, especially of Latinas in such a male-dominated discipline. ...

  18. A Proposal for Undergraduate Students’ Inclusion in Brain Awareness Week: Promoting Interest in Curricular Neuroscience Components

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    Martins, Alexandre; Mello-Carpes, Pâmela Billig

    2014-01-01

    Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of neuroscience and the progress and benefits of brain research. Our proposal was to include undergraduate physiology students in the organization and presentation of BAW activities. In this sense, we proposed the BAW as a neurophysiology teaching strategy. BAW 2013 occurred between March 11–17, and physiology students in the Nursing, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy programs of our university were involved in the organization of and participation in the activities. To evaluate student perceptions of their participation, a questionnaire was used to establish whether their involvement increased their interest in physiology/neuroscience. Our results indicated that this strategy was successful and increased the students’ interest in neuroscience and physiology. In addition a survey of undergraduate and graduate students participating in BAW established their interest in the various activities available. The attention and reaction time workshop and the neuroanatomy workshop were the most popular of the eight activities available. PMID:25565918

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

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    Zilembo, Melanie; Monterosso, Leanne

    2008-08-01

    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 with preceptors were seen to 'make or break' the practical experience. Therefore, the relationship that is forged between preceptor and student is vital in shaping the student's experience of the clinical area and of the real world of nursing work. Early positive socialisation experiences have been shown to improve retention rates of new nurses (Greene & Puetzer 2002), which are issues of prime concern in an era of worsening nursing shortages at all levels of the profession. A conceptual framework designed to guide preceptorship may help alleviate some of the difficulties experienced by undergraduate nurses in building relationships within the complex interactions of the nursing environment. The framework proposed in this paper offers a conceptual model that links positive preceptor leadership qualities (such as compassion, care and empathy) with student characteristics. This model proposes that synergistic interactions between nursing students and preceptors results in positive implications for the nursing workforce. This framework also has the potential for further development to fill the void created by a lack of conceptual guidance for supervisory interactions within the undergraduate clinical context. PMID:19072195

  20. Type A and Type B personality among Undergraduate Medical Students: Need for psychosocial rehabilitation

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    Hisam, Aliya; Rahman, Mahmood Ur; Mashhadi, Syed Fawad; Raza, Ghulam

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: To find out the frequency of Type A and Type B personality among the students of Undergraduate Medical College. To find association between student year and personality type. Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted at Undergraduate Medical College, Rawalpindi from Sept. 2012 till Feb. 2013. Among 500 sample size, 100 students from each MBBS year were inducted by probability systematic sampling technique. After taking consent from the institute and students, data was collected on BECK anxiety inventory (BAI) questionnaire. According to BAI scale, students were identified as Type A or B personality. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. To find association between student year and personality type, Chi-square test of significance with 95% confidence level was used. Results: First, second, third, fourth and final year students had 5 (1%), 6 (1.2%), 11 (2.2%), (13 (2.6%) and 19 (3.8%) type A personality respectively. Among all the study participants (n=500), total number of type A was 54 (10.8%) and type B personality students were 446 (89.2%). Type A personality was 29 (11.6%) in female students (n=250) and 25 (10%) in male students (n=250). Association between student year and personality type was significant (p=0.010) at 95% confidence level. Conclusion: Type A personality students existed in every class and there was a gradual increase in the number of type A personality students from 1st year to final year in an undergraduate medical college of Rawalpindi. Significant association was observed in student year and type A personality. PMID:25674128

  1. Student Services Here to help

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    Edinburgh, University of

    Academic support Personal Tutors Every undergraduate and taught postgraduate student is assigned a Personal. Below are just some of the resources available to you. For undergraduate students: · study students: · a package of transferable skills and career development workshops and support; · support

  2. STUDENT ACCESS AND SUPPORT COLLEGE OF LAW

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    McConnell, Terry

    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 backgrounds and circumstances--the College of Law seeks to substantially increase its endowment. To compete

  3. London Annual Fund Supporting Students at HST

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    Bhatia, Sangeeta

    , please contact Carol Bailey at 617-253-4418 or email: hst-giving@mit.edu. Please return this donation, Zip Email Address:_________________________ (optional) Yes, I am pleased to support HST graduate student education. I have enclosed my gift to this year's annual fund in the following amount

  4. Attitudes of Undergraduate Students to the Uses of Animals.

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    Stanisstreet, Martin; And Others

    1993-01-01

    A survey of 244 British university undergraduates in biology, computer science, and English investigated attitudes about various uses of animals, including killing animals to make luxury clothing, killing of animals for food, general and medical research using animals, and captivity. Response differences by discipline, gender, and age were also…

  5. Priority Health Behavior Practices among Chinese Undergraduate Students

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    Johnson, Ping H.

    2004-01-01

    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…

  6. Chapter 4 Undergraduate Student Success (4 Edition) 39

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    Awtar, Shorya

    and the Science Learning Center. In this chapter, we present data on graduation rates for freshmen and transfer. The average graduation rates four years after enrollment at private AAU member schools is 5 to 8 percentage points higher than for U-M undergraduates, but by six years after enrollment, U-M graduation rates

  7. Advanced Undergraduate and Early Graduate Physics Students' Misconception about Solar Wind Flow: Evidence of Students' Difficulties in Distinguishing Paradigms

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    Gross, Nicholas A.; Lopez, Ramon E.

    2009-01-01

    Anecdotal evidence has suggested that advanced undergraduate students confuse the spiral structure of the interplanetary magnetic field with the flow of the solar wind. Though it is a small study, this paper documents this misconception and begins to investigate the underlying issues behind it. We present evidence that the traditional presentation…

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

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

    2012-06-01

    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

  9. The Python Project: A Unique Model for Extending Research Opportunities to Undergraduate Students

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    Harvey, Pamela A.; Wall, Christopher; Luckey, Stephen W.; Langer, Stephen

    2014-01-01

    Undergraduate science education curricula are traditionally composed of didactic instruction with a small number of laboratory courses that provide introductory training in research techniques. Research on learning methodologies suggests this model is relatively ineffective, whereas participation in independent research projects promotes enhanced knowledge acquisition and improves retention of students in science. However, availability of faculty mentors and limited departmental budgets prevent the majority of students from participating in research. A need therefore exists for this important component in undergraduate education in both small and large university settings. A course was designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage in a research project in a classroom setting. Importantly, the course collaborates with a sponsor's laboratory, producing a symbiotic relationship between the classroom and the laboratory and an evolving course curriculum. Students conduct a novel gene expression study, with their collective data being relevant to the ongoing research project in the sponsor's lab. The success of this course was assessed based on the quality of the data produced by the students, student perception data, student learning gains, and on whether the course promoted interest in and preparation for careers in science. In this paper, we describe the strategies and outcomes of this course, which represents a model for efficiently providing research opportunities to undergraduates. PMID:25452492

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

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    Ivanova, D.

    2008-12-01

    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.

  11. Supporting students' learning in the domain of computer science

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    Alexandra Gasparinatou; Maria Grigoriadou

    2011-01-01

    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) read one of four versions of a text concerning Local

  12. Promoting Undergraduate Research at Grand Valley State University

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    P. Riemersma; F. A. Mekik

    2003-01-01

    Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a relatively young, rapidly growing, predominately undergraduate institution of about 20,000 students located in western Michigan in which undergraduate research plays a vital role in the education of our students. Student research is supported and actively promoted by 1) creating university funding opportunities and taking advantage of small outside funding sources 2) building a

  13. "Defining a distinctive undergraduate experience" Encouraging Students to Attend Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    synopsis of one of the science posters. Chemistry 102L, Paul Smith: Students will be able to earn extra at the results of having the students in my courses gain extra credit by evaluating the poster session or oral certain questions after a student had attended an ANCS-related talk or poster presentation. Bioinformatics

  14. Linking Contextual Affordances: Examining Racial-Ethnic Socialization and Parental Career Support among African American College Students

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    Blackmon, Sha'Kema M.; Thomas, Anita Jones

    2014-01-01

    This exploratory investigation examined the link between self-reported racial-ethnic socialization experiences and perceived parental career support among African American undergraduate and graduate students. The results of two separate multivariate multiple regression analyses found that messages about coping with racism positively predicted…

  15. A Census of Special Support Programs for "Disadvantaged" Students in American Institutions of Higher Education, 1971-72.

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    Burkheimer, Graham J.; Davis, Junius A.

    A questionnaire survey mailed to all U.S. undergraduate institutions in October 1971 was conducted as part of an evaluation of support service programs for disadvantaged students funded through the Higher Education Amendments of 1968. The inventory contained 14 items that sought summary information about the institution's budget, number of…

  16. Status of Federal Agency Support for K-12 and Undergraduate Math\\/Science Education Programs

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    Richard Stephens

    1997-01-01

    This presentation will review recent trends in Federal support for K-12 and undergraduate math\\/science education programs. The status and key features of current math\\/science education initiatives, by Federal agency, will be presented specifically including opportunities for science teachers to participate in research internships or related programs at Federal and university research laboratories. Agencies which will be covered in this presentation

  17. Variables Related to Undergraduate Students Preference for Distance Education Classes

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    Pontes, Manuel C. F.; Hasit, Cindi; Pontes, Nancy M. H.; Lewis, Phillip A.; Siefring, Karen T.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to identify student-specific characteristics that are related to students' preference for distance education courses. Since distance education courses provide students with more convenient and flexible class schedules, they should be preferred by students who have a greater number of competing demands, such as work…

  18. Artificial Intelligence Is for Real: Undergraduate Students Should Know about It.

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    Liebowitz, Jay

    1988-01-01

    Discussion of the possibilities of introducing artificial intelligence (AI) into the undergraduate curriculum highlights the introduction of AI in an introduction to information processing course for business students at George Washington University. Topics discussed include robotics, expert systems prototyping in class, and the interdisciplinary…

  19. Chemistry concepts and group cognitive structure: A study of undergraduate nursing students

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    Janice M. Wilson

    1990-01-01

    The long term aim of this study is to document changes in the nature and level of conceptual understanding revealed by a cohort of undergraduate nursing students. The outcome of such a study may be used in future review and redesign processes by curriculum planners. Conceptual understanding of physiology and pharmacology, areas which are central to nursing studies depends, in

  20. Teaching Structure: Student Use of Software Tools for Understanding Macromolecular Structure in an Undergraduate Biochemistry Course

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    Jaswal, Sheila S.; O'Hara, Patricia B.; Williamson, Patrick L.; Springer, Amy L.

    2013-01-01

    Because understanding the structure of biological macromolecules is critical to understanding their function, students of biochemistry should become familiar not only with viewing, but also with generating and manipulating structural representations. We report a strategy from a one-semester undergraduate biochemistry course to integrate use of…

  1. The Relationship between Personality Types A and B and Academic Dishonesty of Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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    Thorne-Figueroa, Jacqueline Marie

    2010-01-01

    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.…

  2. The Slow Handwriting of Undergraduate Students Constrains Overall Performance in Exam Essays

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    Connelly, Vincent; Dockrell, Julie E.; Barnett, Jo

    2005-01-01

    Undergraduates producing handwritten essays in university exams need to transcribe information onto the page in a rapid and efficient manner under considerable time pressure. In fact, capacity models of the writing process predict that the more automated students can make the transcription process then the more resources will be available for…

  3. The slow handwriting of undergraduate students constrains overall performance in exam essays

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    Vincent Connelly; Julie E. Dockrell; Jo Barnett

    2005-01-01

    Undergraduates producing handwritten essays in university exams need to transcribe information onto the page in a rapid and efficient manner under considerable time pressure. In fact, capacity models of the writing process predict that the more automated students can make the transcription process then the more resources will be available for higher order writing processes. This study examined the impact

  4. The Relation of Career Indecision and Parental Attachment among Iranian Undergraduate Students

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    Mojgan, Fadaei Nasab; Kadir, Rusnani Abdul; Noah, Sidek Mohd; Hassan, Siti Aishah

    2013-01-01

    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…

  5. Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Young Schema Questionnaire (Short Form) in Chinese Undergraduate Students

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    Cui, Lixia; Lin, Wenwen; Oei, Tian P. S.

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated cross-cultural differences in the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Young Schema Questionnaire (short form; YSQ-SF). The participants were 712 Chinese undergraduate students. The total sample was randomly divided into two sub-samples. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was conducted on questionnaire results…

  6. Tiered Internship Model for Undergraduate Students in Geospatial Science and Technology

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    Kopteva, Irina A.; Arkowski, Donna; Craft, Elaine L.

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the development, implementation, and evaluation of a tiered internship program for undergraduate students in geospatial science and technology (TIMSGeoTech). The internship program assists education programs in providing skill development that is relevant and useful, and it aligns graduates and their skills with industry…

  7. Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 1999-2000. Statistical Analysis Report. Executive Summary.

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    Berkner, Lutz; Berker, Ali; Rooney, Kathryn; Peter, Katharin

    During the 1999-2000 academic year, about 16.5 million undergraduates were enrolled in postsecondary institutions for all or part of the year as full- or part-time students. More than one-half of them received some type of financial aid from federal, state, institutional, or other sources to meet their educational expenses, receiving, on average,…

  8. MARKETING AND UK STUDENT RECRUITMENT OFFICE UK Undergraduate Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions Strategy 2009

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    Bearhop, Stuart

    MARKETING AND UK STUDENT RECRUITMENT OFFICE UK Undergraduate Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions Strategy ­ 2009 entry EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. This strategy document covers the UG marketing, recruitment corporate UG marketing and recruitment activities to ensure that it is perceived by our target audiences

  9. The Values Profile of Nursing Undergraduate Students: Implications for Education and Professional Development.

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    Thorpe, Karran; Loo, Robert

    2003-01-01

    Values Scale results were compared for 152 nursing and 111 management undergraduates. Personal development and altruism were most important for nursing students, who had significantly lower means than the management sample on a t-test for lifestyle, advancement, autonomy, authority, creativity, economic, and risk values. (SK)

  10. Is a Basketball Free-Throw Sequence Nonrandom? A Group Exercise for Undergraduate Statistics Students

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    Adolph, Stephen C.

    2007-01-01

    I describe a group exercise that I give to my undergraduate biostatistics class. The exercise involves analyzing a series of 200 consecutive basketball free-throw attempts to determine whether there is any evidence for sequential dependence in the probability of making a free-throw. The students are given the exercise before they have learned the…

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

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    McDonald, James E.; Robinson, Rosanna L.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  12. Perceived gender relations and sexual relations among undergraduate female students in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

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    Thanh Cong Bui

    2010-01-01

    Background. Literature worldwide has documented associations between gender-based relationship inequity, sexual communication self-efficacy, and actual use of condoms and contraceptives among young women. However studies that have rigorously tested these associations in southern Vietnam are extremely rare. This study aimed to examine these associations and other current sexual practices among undergraduate female students in the Mekong Delta. Method. A qualitative

  13. University of Rochester Student Presenters at NCUR 2007 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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    Mahon, Bradford Z.

    Neuroscience Operant conditioning of neuromuscular connections in the primate motor hand representation Point;2006 National Conference on Undergraduate Research University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC Student Advisor Department Title Coone, Caroline Niu, Greta English Welcoming Women's Wisdom: Chinese American Memoirs Morris

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

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    Wright, Shirley J.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. Undergraduate Student Preferences for Graduate Training in Psychology: Implications for School Psychology

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    Stinnett, Terry A.; Bui, Levita; Capaccioli, Kristen

    2013-01-01

    There continues to be a critical shortage of school psychologist practitioners and academicians. Undergraduate students in psychology, education, and other majors (N = 674) from a large comprehensive university in the southwest completed an examiner-made web-based questionnaire designed to assess their attitudes and preferences for choosing…

  16. The Development, Evaluation, and Validation of a Financial Stress Scale for Undergraduate Students

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    Northern, Jebediah J.; O'Brien, William H.; Goetz, Paul W.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  17. Procrastination and the 2 x 2 Achievement Goal Framework in Malaysian Undergraduate Students

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    Ganesan, Rajalakshmi; Mamat, Norul Hidayah Bt; Mellor, David; Rizzuto, Laura; Kolar, Christina

    2014-01-01

    The present study investigated academic procrastination in the context of the 2 x 2 goal achievement theoretical framework within a population of 450 Malaysian undergraduate students, aged 18 to 25 years. Participants completed the Achievement Goal Questionnaire and the Tuckman Procrastination Test. Approach dimensions of both the mastery and…

  18. Undergraduate Students Assessment on Materials Chemistry Topic using an Auto-Calibrated Online System

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    Lorentz JÄNTSCHI; Sorana Daniela BOLBOAC

    Development of communication and information technology has an important impact on teaching, learning and knowledge assessment. According with national trends in objective evaluation of undergraduate students' knowledge, starting with experiences obtained by creation of the multiple choices examination system for general chemistry, an auto-calibrated online evaluation system was developed. The aim of the research was to assess the first year

  19. Instrumental Music Education Students' Perceptions of Tensions Experienced during Their Undergraduate Degree

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    Conway, Colleen; Eros, John; Pellegrino, Kristen; West, Chad

    2010-01-01

    In response to recent concern regarding music education major retention and as an effort to contribute to the "lives of teachers" scholarship in music education, the primary research question for this study was: How do undergraduate students describe their lived experiences within the instrumental music education community? Data included a…

  20. Trends in Alcohol Consumption among Undergraduate Students at a Northeastern Public University, 2002-2008

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    Bulmer, Sandra Minor; Irfan, Syed; Mugno, Raymond; Barton, Barbara; Ackerman, Louise

    2010-01-01

    Objective: This study examined alcohol consumption patterns and trends at a public university in the Northeast from 2002 to 2008. Participants: Stratified random sampling was used to select undergraduate students enrolled in courses during spring semesters in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008. Methods: Data were collected during regularly scheduled…

  1. An Undergraduate Student of Color on the Study of Success in STEM

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    Williams, Bobby R.

    2010-01-01

    In this chapter, the author looks back at his undergraduate experiences and ahead to his own future as an education researcher. He also offers recommendations for future research on students of color in STEM. His suggested topics of research include: (1) the factors that compel racial minorities to choose STEM majors; (2) the learning and…

  2. History of Mathematics: Three Activities to Use with Undergraduate Students and In-Service Teachers

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    Loats, Jim; White, Diana; Rubino, Carmen

    2014-01-01

    We provide in-depth information and analysis on three activities for use in History of Mathematics courses taught either in a traditional semester format for undergraduates or in a summer professional development course for middle school teachers. These activities require students to be active participants in their own learning. They also…

  3. Academic and Work-Related Burnout: A Longitudinal Study of Working Undergraduate University Business Students

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    Galbraith, Craig S.; Merrill, Gregory B.

    2012-01-01

    We examined the interaction between academic burnout and work-related burnout for a sample of working undergraduate university students. Using a longitudinal design we found that the factors of burnout (Exhaustion, Cynicism, and Efficacy) change significantly over the semester. In addition, the study suggests there are distinct differences in how…

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

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    Jensen, Murray; Mattheis, Allison; Johnson, Brady

    2012-01-01

    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…

  5. Race/Ethnicity of Undergraduate Students (U. S. Citizens) Fall 1994 to Fall 2013

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    Race/Ethnicity of Undergraduate Students (U. S. Citizens) Fall 1994 to Fall 2013 University/ LatinoHawaiian/ races, Non- U.S. Non- Race/ Alaska African of any Pacific Hispanic/ ALANA Citizen* Resident Ethnicity Native Asian American race Islander Latino Total White(reporting) URM Alien Unknown

  6. A Course Designed for Undergraduate Biochemistry Students to Learn about Cultural Diversity Issues

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    Benore-Parsons, Marilee

    2006-01-01

    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…

  7. Teaching Simple Experimental Design to Undergraduates: Do Your Students Understand the Basics?

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    Hiebert, Sara M.

    2007-01-01

    This article provides instructors with guidelines for teaching simple experimental design for the comparison of two treatment groups. Two designs with specific examples are discussed along with common misconceptions that undergraduate students typically bring to the experiment design process. Features of experiment design that maximize power and…

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

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    Yang, Hui-Jen; Lay, Yun-Long

    2011-01-01

    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…

  9. Who Leaves, Who Stays? Psychological Predictors of Undergraduate Chemistry Students' Persistence

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    Shedlosky-Shoemaker, Randi; Fautch, Jessica M.

    2015-01-01

    The number of undergraduate students completing degrees in STEM disciplines has been declining over the last few decades. With a growing body of research considering what predicts persistence in STEM fields, one approach is to consider individual differences as predictors of attrition in the major. The current study utilized a variety of…

  10. Academic Renewal Policy Undergraduate students who have dropped out or have been suspended because of poor

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    Selmic, Sandra

    Academic Renewal Policy Undergraduate students who have dropped out or have been suspended because at Louisiana Tech University under the provisions of academic renewal. The following conditions apply: 1 was last registered for credit at any college or university and being enrolled under academic renewal. 2

  11. Teaching Ethics to Bioscience Students--A Survey of Undergraduate Provision

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    Willmott, Christopher J. R.; Bond, Andrew N.; Bryant, John A.; Maw, Stephen J.; Sears, Heather J.; Wilson, Jackie M.

    2004-01-01

    A survey has been carried out to investigate the provision of ethics teaching to students following Bioscience programmes at UK Universities. We report that 69% of undergraduate programmes described by respondents included an ethical component, although it may not be appropriate to extrapolate this value nationally. When ethics is taught, it is a…

  12. Drinking Game Participation among Undergraduate Students Attending National Alcohol Screening Day

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    Cameron, Jennifer M.; Heidelberg, Natalie; Simmons, Lisa; Lyle, Sarah B.; Mitra-Varma, Kathakali; Correia, Chris

    2010-01-01

    Objectives, Participants, Methods: Drinking game participation has increased in popularity among college students and is associated with increased alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems. The current study investigated drinking game participation among 133 undergraduates attending National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) in April of 2007.…

  13. Unconventional Internet Genres and Their Impact on Second Language Undergraduate Students' Writing Process

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    Radia, Pavlina; Stapleton, Paul

    2008-01-01

    The Web has become a vast and appealing source of information for undergraduate students writing academic papers. While some online resources are comparable in quality to the materials housed in a library, newly accessible, Web-specific genres, such as interest groups, often undermine traditional expectations of scholarly authority, rigor, and…

  14. Student Perspectives on Enrolling in Undergraduate Forestry Degree Programs in the United States

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    Sharik, Terry L.; Frisk, Stacey L.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. AEROSPACE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM For Students Starting in Fall 2010 Graduating in 2014

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    Sherriff, Mark S.

    Mechanics I (3) MAE 3220 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (4) MAE 3310 Aerospace Structures (3) MAE 3820 Aerodynamics Lab (3) MAE 3610 Aerospace Materials (3) Tech Elective* (3) MAE 3810 Experimental Methods Lab (3AEROSPACE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM For Students Starting in Fall 2010 Graduating

  16. Introduction Graduate scholarships Proposal writing tips Undergraduate student research awards Applying for NSERC Scholarships

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    Stockie, John

    Introduction Graduate scholarships Proposal writing tips Undergraduate student research awards Applying for NSERC Scholarships John Stockie Department of Mathematics Simon Fraser University http://www.math.sfu.ca/stockie September 24, 2013 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships John Stockie ­ Simon Fraser University 1/25 #12

  17. Critical Appraisal of Information on the Web in Practice: Undergraduate Students' Knowledge, Reported Use, and Behaviour

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    Hogan, Neil; Varnhagen, Connie

    2012-01-01

    Undergraduates use a wide range of information resources for academic and nonacademic purposes, including web sites that range from credible, peer reviewed, online journal sites, to biased and inaccurate promotional web sites. Students are taught basic critical appraisal skills, but do they apply these skills to make decisions about information in…

  18. Introducing Programmable Logic to Undergraduate Engineering Students in a Digital Electronics Course

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    Todorovich, E.; Marone, J. A.; Vazquez, M.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  19. Students' Self-Reported Changes in Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Associated with Three Undergraduate Science Experiences

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    Bender, Carol; Wright, David; Lopatto, David

    2009-01-01

    Study abroad is the latest "must have" experience for undergraduate students according to an article in the November 4, 2007 "New York Times" (Pappano, 2007). University mission statements increasingly emphasize internationalization and employers increasingly seek graduates with experience in the global arena. This focus on international…

  20. The Impact of International Internships on Undergraduate College Students' Career Development

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    Benedict-Augustine, Amy L.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  1. Teaching Creative Problem Solving Methods to Undergraduate Economics and Business Students

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    Cancer, Vesna

    2014-01-01

    This paper seeks to explore the need for and possibility of teaching current and potential problem solvers--undergraduate students in the economic and business field to define problems, to generate and choose creative and useful ideas and to verify them. It aims to select an array of quick and easy-to-use creative problem solving (CPS) techniques.…

  2. The Evolution of a Collaborative Concept Mapping Activity for Undergraduate Microbiology Students

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    Kinchin, Ian M.; De-Leij, Frans A. A. M.; Hay, David B.

    2005-01-01

    Concept mapping activities were trialed over a 2 year period as part of an undergraduate microbiology course. This paper describes this developmental process and offers insight into the most beneficial ways of employing this tool in a higher education setting. The aim was to investigate the use of mapping activities to improve students'…

  3. The evolution of a collaborative concept mapping activity for undergraduate microbiology students

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    Ian M. Kinchin; David B. Hay

    2005-01-01

    Concept mapping activities were trialed over a 2 year period as part of an undergraduate microbiology course. This paper describes this developmental process and offers insight into the most beneficial ways of employing this tool in a higher education setting. The aim was to investigate the use of mapping activities to improve students' integration of the material presented and as

  4. The Influence of a Pilot Nutrition Education Program on Dietary Knowledge among Undergraduate College Students

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    Geraldine Napoleone Pires; Amy Pumerantz; Lawrence K. Silbart; Linda S. Pescatello

    Objective and Participants: The objective of this study was to determine if a nutrition education program, Everyday Healthy Eating on Campus (EHEC), resulted in positive healthy eating perceptions and behaviors among 103 undergraduates. Methods: Students from eight dormitories (n = 42) and five classrooms (n = 61) completed a shortened Diet and Health Knowledge Survey (DHKS) prior to and one

  5. Animal Use, Student Choice, and Non-Animal Alternatives at "America's Best" Undergraduate Colleges

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    Cunningham, Paul F.

    2003-01-01

    Chairs at 262 prominent U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities (75% response rate) completed a questionnaire about animal use, student choice policies, and alternatives to the use of animals in undergraduate psychology education. Results indicated that a majority of institutions used animals in teaching, only a minority had choice policies…

  6. TO BE COMPLETED BY STUDENT UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP: ACTG 498 BFIN 498 BMGT 498

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    11 TO BE COMPLETED BY STUDENT UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP: ACTG 498 BFIN 498 BMGT 498 BMKT 498 GRADUATE INTERNSHIP: ACTG 598 SUMMER FALL SPRING 20_____ CREDIT HRS _____ Name ______________ Have you been formally admitted to the JJCBE? Yes No Have you previously completed a JJCBE Internship

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

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    HOW TO READ A DARS REPORT A tutorial for undergraduate Harpur College students Created April 2011 REPORT STEP 1: log-on to the BU Brain at http://bubrain.binghamton.edu. STEP 2: Left click sections to graduate #12;VIEWING THE DARS The following slides further explain how to read General

  8. NSF TRAINING MATRIX Topic Undergraduates Graduate Students PostDoc Faculty Administrative

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    Yu, Gexin

    NSF TRAINING MATRIX 8/31/10 Topic Undergraduates Graduate Students PostDoc Faculty Administrative capture/team Video capture/team taught *Fabrication Required/online to Grants/exceeds taught NSF on Blackboard Blackboard ** Heideman/ Biology undergrad course exceeds NSF requirements/sign in sheet

  9. Planning and Implementing a Comprehensive Student-Centered Research Program for First-Year STEM Undergraduates

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    Schneider, Kimberly R.; Bickel, Amelia; Morrison-Shetlar, Alison

    2015-01-01

    Retaining college-level science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students remains a priority in higher education. A variety of methods have been shown to increase retention, including mentorship, tutoring, course enhancements, community building, and engagement in high-impact practices such as undergraduate research. In 2011, an…

  10. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply to

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply to: The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program at Department of the Navy Laboratories Eligibility Requirements universities available at www.awu.org/onr) · Majors: All majors relevant to the research interests

  11. Communication, and Team-Working Skills in Second-Year Undergraduate Chemistry Students

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    Mc Goldrick, Niamh B.; Marzec, Bartosz; Scully, P. Noelle; Draper, Sylvia M.

    2013-01-01

    Since 2002, a multidisciplinary program has been used to encourage science students to build on their chemical knowledge and to appreciate how it applies to the world around them. The program is interactive and instills a new set of core learning skills that are often underrepresented in undergraduate curricula, namely, cooperative learning,…

  12. Lessons Learned from Undergraduate Students in Designing a Science-Based Course in Bioethics

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    Loike, John D.; Rush, Brittany S.; Schweber, Adam; Fischbach, Ruth L.

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  14. Perceptions of drugs benefits and barriers to quit by undergraduate health students.

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    Henriquéz, Patricia Cid; Carvalho, Ana Maria Pimenta de

    2008-01-01

    Several studies have exposed the consumption of drugs by undergraduate students in the health area, who are supposed to be examples of behavior and health educators. This descriptive correlation study aimed to relate the benefits of tobacco consumption and barriers to quit according to the perception of undergraduate students. Eighty third-year students, in three different courses, answered a self-applied questionnaire. The studied variables were: consumption conditions, barriers and benefits regarding drug consumption, family and personal characteristics. One-third of the students reported tobacco use; 5% reported the use of marijuana; 15% alcohol and 6% tranquilizers, more than once a month; 18% reported the consumption of tobacco and 13% reported the use of alcohol even before the age of 15. The perceived benefits were: relaxation, pleasure and social acceptance, whereas barriers for quitting were: habituation and addiction. According to the results, promoting self-responsibility of these future health professionals is recommended in their educational context. PMID:18709285

  15. Comparative Study of Student Support Services of AIOU and UKOU

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    Choudhry, Amtul Hafeez; Gujjar, Aijaz Ahmed; Hafeez, Muhammad Rashid

    2008-01-01

    This paper attempts to compare the availability, quality, similarities and differences of student support services in Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and United Kingdom Open University (UKOU) and also to identify and enlist the deficiencies that AIOU students are facing in the student support services. The study found out that student support

  16. Undergraduate medical student perceptions and use of Evidence Based Medicine: A qualitative study

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    Dragan Ilic; Kristian Forbes

    2010-01-01

    Background  Many medical schools teach the principles of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) as a subject within their medical curriculum. Few\\u000a studies have explored the barriers and enablers that students experience when studying medicine and attempting to integrate\\u000a EBM in their clinical experience. The aim of this study was to identify undergraduate medical student perceptions of EBM,\\u000a including their current use of

  17. The Arecibo Remote Command Center: Undergraduate and High School Students Exploring Astrophysics

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    Miller, Andy

    2012-01-01

    The University of Texas-Brownsville (UTB) is home to the Arecibo Remote Command Center (ARCC). The ARCC is a virtual control room where researchers and undergraduate students_with the assistance of local high school students_control in real time the Arecibo Observatory_the world's largest single dish radio telescope. This poster presents a general outline of ARCC programs and recent accomplishments.

  18. Comparing learning outcomes of international and local community partnerships for undergraduate nursing students.

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    Wros, Peggy; Archer, Sherry

    2010-10-01

    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 in another country, it is possible to design a local course in which students are able to meet similar outcomes in a community health experience in partnership with an immigrant and refugee center. PMID:21058139

  19. 3. Student Recruitment and Experience vi. Student Experience: Undergraduate, Graduate and International Student Survey Results

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    Sun, Yu

    , financial support, living cost, accommodation cost, and earning money. Support Elements: Faith provision Learning Elements: expert lectures, online library, academics' English, multicultural, quality lectures

  20. Students' Participation in an Interdisciplinary, Socioscientific Issues Based Undergraduate Human Biology Major and Their Understanding of Scientific Inquiry

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    Eastwood, Jennifer L.; Sadler, Troy D.; Sherwood, Robert D.; Schlegel, Whitney M.

    2013-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine whether Socioscientific Issues (SSI) based learning environments affect university students' epistemological understanding of scientific inquiry differently from traditional science educational contexts. We identify and compare conceptions of scientific inquiry of students participating in an interdisciplinary, SSI-focused undergraduate human biology major (SSI) and those participating in a traditional biology major (BIO). Forty-five SSI students and 50 BIO students completed an open-ended questionnaire examining their understanding of scientific inquiry. Eight general themes including approximately 60 subthemes emerged from questionnaire responses, and the numbers of students including each subtheme in their responses were statistically compared between groups. A subset of students participated in interviews, which were used to validate and triangulate questionnaire data and probe students' understanding of scientific inquiry in relation to their majors. We found that both groups provided very similar responses, differing significantly in only five subthemes. Results indicated that both groups held generally adequate understandings of inquiry, but also a number of misconceptions. Small differences between groups supported by both questionnaires and interviews suggest that the SSI context contributed to nuanced understandings, such as a more interdisciplinary and problem-centered conception of scientific inquiry. Implications for teaching and research are discussed.