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

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

Martin, Jeff

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

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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

Martin, Jeff

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First-Generation Undergraduate Students' Social Support, Depression, and Life Satisfaction  

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First-generation undergraduate students face challenging cross-socioeconomic cultural transitions into college life. The authors compared first- and non-first-generation undergraduate students' social support, posttraumatic stress, depression symptoms, and life satisfaction. First-generation participants reported less social support from

Jenkins, Sharon Rae; Belanger, Aimee; Connally, Melissa Londono; Boals, Adriel; Duron, Kelly M.

2013-01-01

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

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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

Galima, Dana M.

2013-01-01

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The Undergraduate Scholars Program Acknowledges the Following Sponsors and Partners for their Ongoing Support of Student Research  

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#12;1 The Undergraduate Scholars Program Acknowledges the Following Sponsors and Partners for their Ongoing Support of Student Research: American Indian Research Opportunities (AIRO) Center for Biofilm Engineering Hughes Undergraduate Biology McNair Scholars Program Montana EPSCoR Montana Space Grant Consortium

Dyer, Bill

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Amon, Julie L.

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Student Handbook Undergraduate Education  

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leadership in both the art and science of educational practice. Furthermore Student Handbook Undergraduate Education College of Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas #12;College of Education, Student Handbook Page

Hemmers, Oliver

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Male Students Give Voice to Supportive Campus Environments: A Qualitative Case Study of Undergraduate STEM Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Amon, Julie L.

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Julie L. Amon

2010-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

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Comparing the Effectiveness of Verification and Inquiry Laboratories in Supporting Undergraduate Science Students in Constructing Arguments around Socioscientific Issues  

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This quasi-experimental study uses a pre-/post-intervention approach to investigate the quality of undergraduate students' arguments in the context of socioscientific issues (SSI) based on experiencing a semester of traditional "cookbook" instruction (N?=?79) or a semester of argument-based instruction (N?=?73) in the context of an

Grooms, Jonathon; Sampson, Victor; Golden, Barry

2014-01-01

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY  

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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

Guenther, Frank

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY  

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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

Guenther, Frank

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Supporting Undergraduate Computer Architecture Students Using a Visual MIPS64 CPU Simulator  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Astrology Beliefs among Undergraduate Students  

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

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

2011-01-01

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GRADUATE-UNDERGRADUATE ENTOMOLOGY STUDENT SOCIETY  

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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

Isaacs, Rufus

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Undergraduate and Graduate Students' Attitudes toward Addiction Treatment Manuals  

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A pilot survey of 36 undergraduate (n = 10) and graduate (n = 26) students employed as counselors was used to explore students' attitudes toward empirically supported treatment (EST) manuals for chemical abuse and dependence. There were no significant differences in attitudes toward ESTs between undergraduates and graduates; however,

Simons, Lori; Jacobucci, Ray; Houston, Hank

2005-01-01

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Undergraduate Hispanic Student Response to Cooperative Learning  

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Three classes of undergraduate Hispanic students assigned to an ESL professor and a teaching assistant were selected to experience cooperative learning over a full semester. Pre-semester surveys were completed by 80 undergraduate students. Post-semester surveys were completed by 66 undergraduate students. Strategies used in the classes included

Morgan, Bobbette M.; Rosenberg, Graciela P.; Wells, Lori

2010-01-01

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Advancing Research Opportunities for Undergraduates through the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund and the Steve Norwick Memorial Fund an invitation for faculty to apply for funds to support  

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Advancing Research Opportunities for Undergraduates through the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund and the Steve Norwick Memorial Fund ­ an invitation for faculty to apply for funds to support student projects Student research

Ravikumar, B.

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Information Structures and Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Hur-Li

2008-01-01

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Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics  

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

Steen, Lynn Arthur, Ed.

2006-01-01

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UNDERGRADUATE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE PROGRAM STUDENT ADVISING GUIDE  

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atmospheric dynamics, climate science, boundary-layer processes, cloud processes, and remote sensing. Focus1 UNDERGRADUATE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE PROGRAM STUDENT ADVISING GUIDE 2014-2015 Photo credits: Alex Goldstein (top) #12;2 INTRODUCTION The undergraduate Atmospheric Science program has

Miami, University of

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Student Academic Development through Prescribed Undergraduate Projects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Navaee, Shahnam

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Strategies for Supporting and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ryan, J. G.

2004-12-01

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An Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Collaboration between Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

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

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

2004-01-01

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Office of Student Financial Aid & Undergraduate Scholarships  

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Office of Student Financial Aid & Undergraduate Scholarships OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP NOTIFICATION FORM (Do not complete this form if no outside scholarships are forthcoming.) Student Name information to the Office of Student Accounts and/or the University Registrar. An outside scholarship

Simaan, Nabil

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SUPPORT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH at UNH through donations to the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research  

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SUPPORT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH at UNH through donations to the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research *IROP International Research Opportunities Program *UROP Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Undergraduate research awards are funded SOLELY by gifts from our generous donors--not by UNH

Pohl, Karsten

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ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES FOR FUNDING AND SUPPORTING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH  

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ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES FOR FUNDING AND SUPPORTING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ZACHARY KUDLAK, ZEYNEP the country is tight, financial support for undergraduate research has also become increasingly difficult to find. We discuss some suggestions for funding and supporting undergraduate research programs

Yerger, Carl

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

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impairments; mobility difficulties; medical conditions; mental health difficulties; lecture and exam agencies and support services available in the University to assist students. Issue Examples Location on appeals, complaints and general representation AUSA, Butchart Centre, University Rd Accommodation Advice

Siddharthan, Advaith

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Students' Understanding of Theory in Undergraduate Education  

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

Liff, Roy; Rovio-Johansson, Airi

2014-01-01

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Undergraduate Research Experiences Support Science Career Decisions and Active Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the reliability of student evaluations of summer undergraduate research experiences using the SURE (Survey of Undergraduate Research Experiences) and a follow-up survey disseminated 9 mo later. The survey further examines the hypothesis that undergraduate research enhances the educational experience of science undergraduates, attracts and retains talented students to careers in science, and acts as a pathway

David Lopatto

2007-01-01

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Undergraduate and Graduate Students WILLIAM C. WELCH  

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Undergraduate and Graduate Students WILLIAM C. WELCH LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS William C. Welch Landscape Horticulture Scholarships will be awarded at the Horticulture Department Spring horticulture. The scholarships are awarded annually from income earned on an endowment established

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An Undergraduate Student's Perspective on Geoscience Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2011-12-01

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

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

Sherrill, David

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Implementation of an Undergraduate Nutritional Support Clerkship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 10-week, full-time elective nutritional support clerkship designed for fifth-year pharmacy students is described. The course refines the student's communication skills and develops the student's ability to properly prepare and adjust a nutritional therapy plan. A weekly student activity plan and student evaluation form are appended. (MSE)

Stennett, Douglass J.; And Others

1983-01-01

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Obtaining Funding and Support for Undergraduate Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dorff, Michael; Narayan, Darren A.

2013-01-01

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Student Support for a Faculty Strike.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the academic and economic impact of a faculty strike at York University (Canada) on undergraduate students, as well as the relationship between problems created by, and student support for, the strike. During the fifth and sixth weeks of a strike by faculty and librarians at York University that lasted from March 20 to May 13,

Grayson, J. Paul

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Introducing Undergraduate Students to School Leadership Concepts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Eacott, Scott

2012-01-01

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Assessment of Undergraduate Students' Music Compositions  

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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

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

2009-01-01

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Doing Publishable Research with Undergraduate Students  

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Many economics majors write a senior thesis. Although this experience can be the pinnacle of their education, publication is not the common standard for undergraduates. The authors describe four approaches that have allowed students to get their work published: (1) identify a topic, such as competitive balance in sports, and have students work on

Fenn, Aju J.; Johnson, Daniel K. N.; Smith, Mark Griffin; Stimpert, J. L.

2010-01-01

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL PROGRAM IN HEALTH SCIENCE  

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, health and wellness at the population level, and global public health. This program prepares studentsUNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL PROGRAM IN HEALTH SCIENCE 2011-2012 Your Education. Your Direction. Your World. BOSTON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES: SARGENT COLLEGE DEPARTMENT

Guenther, Frank

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Queen's University Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (USSRF)  

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Queen's University Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (USSRF) APPLICATION FORM Last Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (USSRF) APPLICATION FORM cont'd To be completed by student) Queen's University Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (USSRF) APPLICATION FORM cont'd Page

Ellis, Randy

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Discovering the Determinants of Chemistry Course Perceptions in Undergraduate Students  

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The primary goals of this project were to develop a reliable instrument to measure the chemistry course perceptions (CCP) of undergraduate chemistry students and to determine the predictors of CCP of undergraduate students as they enter their first college chemistry class. In a pilot study, 250 undergraduate students were solicited with 57

Reardon, Robert F.; Traverse, Maria A.; Feakes, Debra A.; Gibbs, Karen A.; Rohde, Rodney E.

2010-01-01

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Obtaining Funding and Support for Undergraduate Research Michael Dorff  

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Obtaining Funding and Support for Undergraduate Research Michael Dorff Brigham Young University the past decade there has been a dramatic increase in undergraduate research activities at colleges funding and support for building an undergraduate research program in mathematics. 1. Introduction Nearly

Dorff, Michael

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Undergraduate Research Experiences Support Science Career Decisions and Active Learning  

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

Lopatto, David

2007-01-01

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Non-Scientific Beliefs among Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of over 11 000 undergraduate students' knowledge and attitudes related to science and technology over a 22-year period included statements that probed faith-based beliefs and various aspects of pseudoscience belief and superstition. The results reveal that nonscientific ways of thinking are resistant to formal instruction, changing

Impey, Chris; Buxner, Sanlyn; Antonellis, Jessie

2012-01-01

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Undergraduate Social Work Program Student Handbook  

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

Saldin, Dilano

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Pre-Nursing Handbook for Undergraduate Students  

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

Palmeri, Thomas

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Molecular Toxicology Undergraduate Student Learning Goals  

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Molecular Toxicology Undergraduate Student Learning Goals Brief Overview of the Intent of the Major Program Molecular toxicology is the mechanism based study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living. This major provides education and training in the field of molecular toxicology and produces graduates

Wildermuth, Mary C

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Undergraduate Student SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY  

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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

Long, Nicholas

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UNDERGRADUATE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE PROGRAM STUDENT ADVISING GUIDE  

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in their field. Research at UM encompasses atmospheric dynamics, climate science, boundary-layer processes, cloud1 UNDERGRADUATE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE PROGRAM STUDENT ADVISING GUIDE 2013-2014 Photo credits Atmospheric Science program has been part of the academic curriculum at the University of Miami since 1977

Miami, University of

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Uncovering Students' Preconceptions of Undergraduate Research Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adedokun, Omolola A.; Burgess, Wilella D.

2011-01-01

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Undergraduate Marine Science Program Student Advising Guide  

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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

Miami, University of

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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

Miami, University of

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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

Miami, University of

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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engineering, mechanical design, fluid mechanics, structure mechanics or cross-disciplinary areas as roboticsUNDERGRADUATE 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

Carpick, Robert W.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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engineering, mechanical design, fluid mechanics, or structure mechanics and cross-disciplinary areasUNDERGRADUATE 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

Carpick, Robert W.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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design, fluid mechanics, or structure mechanics) or even such cross- disciplinary areas as roboticsUNDERGRADUATE 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

Carpick, Robert W.

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT MANUAL Department of Mechanical Engineering  

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engineering, mechanical design, fluid mechanics, structure mechanics or cross-disciplinary areas as roboticsUNDERGRADUATE 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

Carpick, Robert W.

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

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Undergraduate Research Course Approval Student's Name: __________________________ Research Advisor: ______________________________ Term of Undergraduate Research: Fall Spring Summer Undergraduate Standing during term of Research credits of undergraduate research on letter-grade or pass-fail basis are allowed in a given term.) Are you

Sherrill, David

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Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Schizophrenia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

De Jong, Meagan A.; Mather, Jennifer

2009-01-01

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The supervision of undergraduate research: Student perceptions of the supervisor role  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of a survey of undergraduates' perceptions of their supervision as they undertake their final year as honours research students. Students reported that their supervisors were supportive and sympathetic to their needs. The majority of supervisors adopted the role of resource person, directing students to references and contacts, discussing ideas and work undertaken. Most students had

Merilyn Armstrong; Vivian Shanker

1983-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Wildermuth, Mary C

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Students' perspectives of undergraduate chemistry courses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research was motivated by the idea that listening to students' perspectives of their undergraduate chemistry course experiences can provide instructors with new insights about the courses they teach, and that these insights have the potential to help instructors improve chemistry instruction. The belief that the best way to determine students' perspectives of their course experiences is to have them express those perspectives in their own words was a guiding principle in this research. Participants thought to mention almost every possible aspect of their course experiences. Nevertheless, participants frequently had similar aspects of their course experiences on their minds and several distinct themes were apparent in the data. Most themes were diverse, indicating that students often differ in their perspectives of key course aspects. Taken together, the findings indicated that students' perspectives of their undergraduate chemistry course experiences are trustworthy accounts of those experiences. Ultimately and most importantly, it also was determined that what students like and prefer in an undergraduate chemistry course experience is usually consistent with recommended pedagogical approaches. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Charnick, Suzanne Gaye

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Mentoring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Students via a Team Effort  

PubMed Central

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

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

2011-01-01

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Undergraduate Learning Assistants: A powerful way to improve student learning and recruit future teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This presentation from the 2006 PTEC Conference outlines the Undergraduate Learning Assistant program at the University of Arkansas. This program has helped to support introductory physics courses and prepare undergraduate students to become teachers at all levels. Details of the structure and goals of the project are given.

Stewart, Gay

2006-09-30

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Factors Influencing Undergraduate Student-Teacher Interactions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Diana Cundell

2009-05-01

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Burnout in Premedical Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Towards Remediating Undergraduate Students' Statisticophobia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Firmin, Michael; Proemmel, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

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Undergraduate Students' Coursework in Economics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Center for Educational Statistics' Baccalaureate and Beyond study, which had data from its second follow-up released in 1999, drew a nationally representative sample of approximately 11,000 graduates in the 1992-93 academic year. Using transcript data from the study, the authors report what economics courses students in different

Bosshardt, William; Watts, Michael

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jones, Geraldine; Edwards, Gabriele; Reid, Alan

2009-01-01

72

Succeeding in Undergraduate Student Research: A Few Helpful Hints for Advisors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers some insights into successfully engaging students in research. While most schools encourage undergraduate research, there is little guidance specific to mathematics on how to make it a rewarding experience for both the student and the advisor. With a small support group and a goal-oriented time line, students will be able to

Billings, Lora

2013-01-01

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Undergraduate Students' Self-Reported Use of Mathematics Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Textbooks play an important role in undergraduate mathematics courses and have the potential to impact student learning. However, there have been few studies that describe students' textbook use in detail. In this study, 1156 undergraduate students in introductory mathematics classes were surveyed, and asked to describe how they used their

Weinberg, Aaron; Wiesner, Emilie; Benesh, Bret; Boester, Timothy

2012-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Hamilton, Elissa R.

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Voight, Phillip A.

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Undergraduate Student Handbook Civil Engineering B.C.E.  

E-print Network

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

Mlllet, Dylan B.

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Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates--Students in Life and  

E-print Network

Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates--Students in Life and Physical Sciences for Undergraduates · National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) · Amgen Scholars · Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Internships · And many more

Lathrop, Daniel P.

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Leveling EBP content for undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-01-01

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International Students' Perception of Their Undergraduate Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Afflick, Barbara E.

2009-01-01

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Blue Waters Call for Undergraduate Student Applications for Internships  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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Investigating Undergraduate Students Conceptions of Radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-11-01

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Involving students in undergraduate research and development: two perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

At Trenton State College the faculty is greatly involved with introducing research and design to the undergraduate engineering students. We present two distinct but equally effective methods to reach our goals. One of the authors has successfully bought small contracts to the school that have involved a number of undergraduate students in the study of global positioning satellites, GPS. The

M. Kurland; H. Rawicz

1995-01-01

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Cooperative Learning with Undergraduate Hispanic Students: Results and Professors' Interviews  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classes of undergraduate Hispanic students assigned to two professors were identified to determine the level of cooperative learning being implemented and to allow the professors to reflect on their experiences over a full semester. Pre-semester and post-semester surveys were completed by each of the undergraduate students. This study is based

Morgan, Bobbette M.; Lefler, Bret; Keitz, Ruth A.

2008-01-01

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Career Decision Self-Efficacy among Turkish Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Isik, Erkan

2010-01-01

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Levels of empathy in undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

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

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

2012-06-01

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The Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Student  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Ryan, Kelsey

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

E-print Network

Undergraduate Students - After Graduation - Research Name of Opportunity Fulbright Student Program-Graduation Opportunities Undergraduate - Research (Fulbright, NIH) Areas of Study or Interest Open to all fields Additional Opportunities Post-Graduation Opportunities Undergraduate - Research (Fulbright, NIH) Areas of Study or Interest

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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PILOTing Undergraduate Students to Hands-On Teaching and Research Skills  

PubMed Central

Undergraduate research can make a positive impact on science education. Unfortunately, the one student-one mentor paradigm of undergraduate research generates a wide range of variability in the students experience and further limits its availability to a select few students. In contrast, a single faculty member can offer multiple undergraduate teaching positions that provide a consistent experience for the student. We attempted to combine the undergraduate research and teaching experiences in an internship practicum called Peer Instruction and Laboratory Occupational Training (PILOT). Students enrolled in PILOT served as teaching assistants for the upper division Quantitative Biological Methods (QBM) laboratory course. In addition, PILOT students worked on an independent lab project that provided them with hands-on training and supported the QBM course. The development of presentation and teaching skills was also emphasized in PILOT. These activities were designed to improve student communication skills, lab skills, and knowledge of molecular biology content. Here, we describe the PILOT curriculum and report the results of an anonymous assessment survey administered to 75 students who had completed PILOT in the previous five semesters. Our data indicate that PILOT provides an effective format to expand undergraduate opportunities for research and teaching experiences. PMID:23858352

Borgon, Robert A.; Verity, Nicole; Teter, Ken

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Easton, Eric; Gilburn, Andre

2012-01-01

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Intellectual Growth for Undergraduate Students: Evaluation Results from an Undergraduate Research Conference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe the development and evaluation of the university-wide, weeklong undergraduate research conference at the University of New Hampshire. Despite increases nationally in the number of undergraduate research conferences (URC), there has been little research examining the social and educational impact of these events on student presenters.

Potter, Sharyn J.; Abrams, Eleanor; Townson, Lisa; Wake, Cameron; Williams, Julie E.

2010-01-01

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A national science foundation supported undergraduate CSMET research project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a program at Texas A&M University B Corpus Christi which seeks to involve a substantial number of undergraduate students in active research. This program receives funding from the National Science Foundation, grant number DUE-0094898. Students receive a small stipend in return for participating in one of several multidisciplinary projects. Projects include funded and unfunded research conducted by

R. Stephen Dannelly; Carl W. Steidley

2002-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

93

Can Undergraduate Biology Students Learn To Ask Higher Level Questions?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the types of written questions students ask after reading one or more chapters from a textbook and investigates students' ability to improve their questions during the course of a single semester. Examines two comparable populations, undergraduate students who were taught in the traditional lecture format and students who were taught in

Marbach-Ad, Gili; Sokolove, Phillip G.

2000-01-01

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Introduction to the Careers Service for Undergraduate students  

E-print Network

and postgraduate students, Researchers and alumni · 56 Banbury Road, and online www.careers.ox.ac.uk · Impartial · International postgraduate study files · Books, directories · Web sites · International Students file · TalksIntroduction to the Careers Service for Undergraduate students International Student Orientation

Oxford, University of

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Undergraduate Students' Preferences of Knowledge to Solve Particle Mechanics Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Luneta, Kakoma; Makonye, Judah P.

2011-01-01

96

Student Effort in and Perceived Benefits from Undergraduate Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

97

Final-Year Education Projects for Undergraduate Chemistry Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Page, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

98

Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students  

E-print Network

Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Fall 2013 Application ASU No #12;Page 2 of 5 RESEARCH PROJECT The Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship includes an undergraduate research component in planetary geology, which must be conducted in collaboration with a member

Rhoads, James

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Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students  

E-print Network

Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Fall 2014 Application ASU No #12;Page 2 of 5 RESEARCH PROJECT The Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship includes an undergraduate research component in planetary geology, which must be conducted in collaboration with a member

Rhoads, James

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Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students  

E-print Network

Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship for Undergraduate Students Fall 2012 Application ASU No #12;Page 2 of 5 RESEARCH PROJECT The Ronald Greeley Planetary Geology Scholarship includes an undergraduate research component in planetary geology, which must be conducted in collaboration with a member

Rhoads, James

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Undergraduate UK and EU students (June 2014)  

E-print Network

Education 3 Newcastle University Financial Support from 2015 5 Managing Your Money 7 Why Choose Newcastle? 9 vocationally relevant degrees, a focus on developing your employability skills and our investment in an award apply mainly to students from England studying for their first degree at English universities

Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

102

A Set of Basic Computing Capabilities for Undergraduate Business Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors describe the types of hardware and software capabilities that would be important to an undergraduate business program. They also discuss design of a course in business information systems that would orient students to the available computer capabilities. (CH)

Doney, Lloyd D.; Ross, Steven C.

1987-01-01

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Independent Study in the Aphasia Research Project Undergraduate Students  

E-print Network

Independent Study in the Aphasia Research Project Undergraduate Students Research in the Aphasia Research Project involves the study of the nature the research project by their contributions. Independent study in the Aphasia

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Summer Scholars and Artists Program The Undergraduate Research Center offers awards to support Binghamton University  

E-print Network

Summer Scholars and Artists Program The Undergraduate Research Center offers awards to support Binghamton University undergraduates in special research, scholarship or creative activities during circumstances and only with prior approval by the director of the Undergraduate Research Center. · Recipients

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Faculty Development Workshops to Support Establishing and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs in the Earth Sciences (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Geosciences Division of the Council of Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR, http://curgeoscience.wordpress.com/) has a long history of supporting faculty who engage in undergraduate research. The division has held faculty development workshops at national meetings of the GSA and AGU for over 15 years. These workshops serve faculty at all career stages and cover multiple aspects of the enterprise of engaging students in undergraduate research. Topics covered include: getting a job (particularly at a primarily undergraduate institution), incorporating research into classes, mentoring independent research projects and identifying sources of internal and external funding. Originally, these workshops were funded through CUR and registration income. When the administrative costs to run the workshops increased, we successfully sought funding from the NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program. This CCLI Type 1 special project allowed the expansion of the GSA workshops from half-day to full-day and the offering of workshops to other venues, including the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers and sectional GSA meetings. The workshops are organized and led by GeoCUR councilors, some of whom attended workshops as graduate students or new faculty. Current and past Geoscience program officers in the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) have presented on NSF funding opportunities. Based on participant surveys, the content of the workshops has evolved over time. Workshop content is also tailored to the particular audience; for example, AGU workshops enroll more graduate students and post-docs and thus the focus is on the job ';search' and getting started in undergraduate research. To date, this CCLI Type 1 project has supported 15 workshops and a variety of print and digital resources shared with workshop participants. This presentation will highlight the goals of this workshop proposal and also provide insights about strategies for funding professional development, impact of workshops on initiating and sustaining undergraduate research programs, and future directions of this program.

Fox, L. K.; Guertin, L. A.

2013-12-01

106

Partnering with Undergraduate Students to Conduct Library Focus Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experiential learning is becoming an increasingly important part of the university experience. Academic libraries have long provided practicum opportunities for library and information science students. To date, however, few libraries have documented experiential learning partnerships with social science students. Librarians at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) partnered with the university's anthropology department in an experiential learning opportunity. Undergraduate students conducted

Suzanne Mangrum; Kristen West

2012-01-01

107

Motivational Orientation and Burnout among Undergraduate College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pisarik, Christopher T.

2009-01-01

108

Implementing a multidisciplinary disaster simulation for undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

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

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

2011-01-01

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A Self-Help Support Group for Undergraduate Psychology Majors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Behrens, Troy T.

110

Investigating Undergraduate Student Ideas about Cosmological Concepts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-05-01

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Perceptions of Undergraduate Students and Faculty Regarding the Impact of Electronic Communication on the Written-Communication Skills of Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This narrative-qualitative study investigated the perceived impact that electronic communication has on the written-communication skills of undergraduate students. Open-ended survey questions queried the experiences of undergraduate students who use electronic communication, as well as the perceptions of faculty who teach undergraduate students.

Houser, Laura Ann Camlet

2012-01-01

112

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS  

E-print Network

Cs: Communication, Comparison, Connections, Culture and Communities) as well as the Foreign Language of student learning outcomes that encompasses the main pedagogical and learning goals for all students outcomes. It also is meant to support faculty in their pedagogical efforts to ensure that syllabi

Sorin, Eric J.

113

A Partnership for the Future: Undergraduate Researchs Mutual Benefits for Students and Administrators  

E-print Network

Over the past twenty-five years, numerous stakeholders have called for greater accountability in higher education, particularly for public institutions. As a result, assessment of educational outcomes has increased at both the departmental and institutional levels. Most recently, national disciplinary associations have taken an active role, assisting members with internal assessment by providing departments with more information and recommendations about various assessment metrics (Young and Crews 2012). Many of these disciplinary associations encourage departments to promote undergraduate research as a means of accomplishing two separate but intertwined goals: (1) pushing students to complete Blooms Taxonomy, a foundational classification of learning objectives culminating in a students ability to analyze and to evaluate information, by creating new knowledge and (2) creating feedback that faculty and administrators can use for internal assessment purposes (Young and Crews 2012). Thus, students can benefit from the experience of conducting independent research and from the direct feedback from mentors and other reviewers, while departments and institutions can utilize the students performances as feedback for internal purposes, using undergraduates research competency to revise programs to prepare the next wave of students to produce stronger independent work. In this article, I propose the integration of undergraduate research into the broader undergraduate curriculum as a means of addressing some the key lingering obstacles to meaningful assessment regimes, particularly within major research universities. After reviewing the relevant literature on assessment and the benefits of undergraduate research, I offer as support some data derived from the assessment program at Truman State University that show a promising link between students participation in undergraduate research and achievement of key undergraduate learning outcomes.

unknown authors

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

115

The intentional mentor: effective mentorship of undergraduate science students.  

PubMed

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

Ramirez, Julio J

2012-01-01

116

The Intentional Mentor: Effective Mentorship of Undergraduate Science Students  

PubMed Central

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 authors personal experience are provided to help improve mentoring skills of faculty working with undergraduate science students. PMID:23493810

Ramirez, Julio J.

2012-01-01

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wichadee, Saovapa

2013-01-01

118

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Thiry, Heather; Laursen, Sandra L.

2011-12-01

119

Diversity in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Perspectives Held by Undergraduate Students at a Predominantly European American University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate students (N = 932, 83.8% European Americans, 69.6% women) completed an online survey and reported their definitions of diversity, their attitudes toward incorporating diversity into the curriculum, and their motivations for learning about diversity issues. Findings revealed that students conceptualized diversity primarily in terms of

Littleford, Linh Nguyen

2013-01-01

120

Student Support Services for the Underprepared Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The needs of students who enter college underprepared transcend academic preparation. These students require an array of student services that will support them in their quest to achieve the academic and personal skills necessary for college-level coursework and academic success. The model the author proposes in this article is not unique, but it

Wilmer, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

121

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yusoff, Yusliza Mohd.

2012-01-01

122

Role of the Undergraduate Student Research Assistant in the New Millennium  

PubMed Central

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 facilities. Brazilian educational institutions are facing major age-related generational changes among the science faculty within the next 510 yr. A lack of adequate support for graduate students leads to a concern that undergraduates will not be interested in choosing research assistant programs and, subsequently, academic research careers. To remedy this situation it is important to focus on ways to encourage new research careers and enhance universityindustry collaborations. PMID:15592596

2004-01-01

123

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-09-01

124

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompsett, Andrew; Ahluwalia, Jatinder

2010-01-01

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kapp, Rochelle; Bangeni, Bongi

2009-01-01

126

Greek Undergraduate Physical Education Students' Basic Computer Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study were to determine how undergraduate physical education (PE) students feel about their level of competence concerning basic computer skills and to examine possible differences between groups (gender, specialization, high school graduation type, and high school direction). Although many students and educators believe

Adamakis, Manolis; Zounhia, Katerina

2013-01-01

127

Traumatic Events among Undergraduate Students: Prevalence and Associated Symptoms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This multisite study assessed the prevalence of exposure to traumatic events and associated symptoms among undergraduate students (N = 1,528) using online surveys. Most students (85%) reported having experienced a traumatic event in their lifetime (Time 1) and 21% reported experiencing an event over a 2-month period during college (Time 2). The

Frazier, Patricia; Anders, Samantha; Perera, Sulani; Tennen, Howard; Tashiro, Ty; Park, Crystal; Tomich, Patricia

2009-01-01

128

Undergraduate Students' Conceptions of Mathematics: An International Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we report on an international study of undergraduate mathematics students; conceptions of mathematics. Almost 1,200 students in five countries completed a short survey including three open-ended questions asking about their views of mathematics and its role in their future studies and planned professions. Responses were analysed

Petocz, Peter; Reid, Anna; Wood, Leigh N.; Smith, Geoff H.; Mather, Glyn; Harding, Ansie; Engelbrecht, Johann; Houston, Ken; Hillel, Joel; Perrett, Gillian

2007-01-01

129

Exploring Foreign Undergraduate Students' Experiences of University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Danica Wai Yee; Winder, Belinda

2014-01-01

130

Evaluating Risk Awareness in Undergraduate Students Studying Mechanical Engineering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the development of risk awareness among undergraduate students studying mechanical engineering at a South African university. A questionnaire developed at the University of Liverpool was modified and used on students from the first, second and third year cohorts to assess their awareness in the areas of professional

Langdon, G. S.; Balchin, K.; Mufamadi, P.

2010-01-01

131

Group Experiential Learning with Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Interdisciplinary Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

M. Carole Pistole; Jane Kinyon; Cynthia Bozich Keith

2008-01-01

132

Integrating Undergraduate Students in Faculty-Driven Motor Behavior Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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'

Robinson, Leah E.

2013-01-01

133

Student and Faculty Member Engagement in Undergraduate Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

134

Mentoring Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Students via a Team Effort  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

135

Measuring Stellar Temperatures: An Astrophysical Laboratory for Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While astrophysics is a fascinating subject, it hardly lends itself to laboratory experiences accessible to undergraduate students. In this paper, we describe a feasible astrophysical laboratory experience in which the students are guided to take several stellar spectra, using a telescope, a spectrograph and a CCD camera, and perform a full data

Cenadelli, D.; Zeni, M.

2008-01-01

136

Teaching Surgery to the Undergraduate Veterinary Student  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The undergraduate surgery program planned for the University of Tennessee and utilized at Michigan State University is described. The first year focuses on basic sciences; second year, core of medicine; and third year, clinics. (LBH)

Krahwinkel, D. J., Jr.

1977-01-01

137

Researching with Undergraduate Students: Exploring the Learning Potentials of Undergraduate Students and Researchers Collaborating in Knowledge Production  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article presents a particular case of undergraduate students working on subprojects within the framework of their supervisors' (the authors') research project during Autumn Semester 2012 and Spring Semester 2013. The article's purpose is to show that an institutionalized focus on students as "research learners" rather

Wulf-Andersen, Trine; Mogensen, Kevin Holger; Hjort-Madsen, Peder

2013-01-01

138

Undergraduate Athletic Training Students' Influences on Career Decisions After Graduation  

PubMed Central

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 preAT students could alter retention rates by providing in-depth information about the profession before students commit in their undergraduate education and by helping reduce attrition before entrance into the workforce. PMID:23182017

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

2012-01-01

139

Success Stories of Undergraduate Retention: A Pathways Study of Graduate Students in Solar and Space Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This presentation describes results from an NSF-funded study of the pathways students in solar and space physics have taken to arrive in graduate school. Our Pathways study has documented results from structured interviews conducted with graduate students attending two, week-long, NSF-sponsored scientific workshops during the summer of 2011. Our research team interviewed 48 solar and space physics students (29 males and 19 females currently in graduate programs at US institutions,) in small group settings regarding what attracted and retained them along their pathways leading to grad school. This presentation addresses what these students revealed about the attributes and influences that supported completion of their undergraduate experience and focused their aspirations toward graduate school. In advance of the interview process, we collected 125 on-line survey responses from students at the two workshops. This 20-item survey included questions about high school and undergraduate education, as well as about research and graduate experience. A subset of the 125 students who completed this on-line survey volunteered to be interviewed. Two types of interview data were collected from the 48 interviewees: 1) written answers to a pre-interview questionnaire; and 2) detailed notes taken by researchers during group interviews. On the pre-interview questionnaire, we posed the question: "How did you come to be a graduate student in your field?" Our findings to date are based on an analysis of responses to this question, cross correlated with the corresponding on-line survey data. Our analysis reveals the importance of early research experiences. About 80% of the students participating in the Pathways study cited formative undergraduate research experiences. Moreover, about 50% of participants reported undergraduate research experiences that were in the field of their current graduate studies. Graduate students interviewed frequently cited a childhood interest in science that grew through high school and undergraduate science courses on into trying out research as an undergraduate. Reasons cited for finding space physics more attractive than, say astronomy or cosmology, included: 1) the domain of physical reality being studied (near-Earth space) can be accessed by humans; 2) the research content is easier to explain to family and friends; and 3) the research has more societal relevance. Our data also suggest the pivotal role of undergraduate professors and research advisors in supporting student persistence.

Morrow, C. A.; Stoll, W.; Moldwin, M.; Gross, N. A.

2012-12-01

140

Testing Risk-Taking Behavior in Chinese Undergraduate Students  

PubMed Central

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

Du, Xiufang; Li, Jia; Du, Xiulian

2014-01-01

141

Undergraduate Student Research Award Final Report Revised: DA 02-15-12 Page 1  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Student Research Award Final Report Revised: DA 02-15-12 Page 1 Office of Research Services Phone: (250) 807 9412 UBC Okanagan Campus UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD FINAL REPORT production, video, evidence of new media or visual art exhibition. #12;Undergraduate Student Research Award

Michelson, David G.

142

International Undergraduate Student Research Award Program Terms Revised: CM 08/25/2014 Page 1  

E-print Network

International Undergraduate Student Research Award Program Terms Revised: CM 08/25/2014 Page 1 INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD Value: Up to six awards of $6,500 may be awarded per, if awarded, will take effect after March 1. International Undergraduate Student Research Award Details

Michelson, David G.

143

DOES EARLY PARTICIPATION IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH BENEFIT SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES STUDENTS?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite recent interest in the impact of undergraduate research on student development, there has not been much work done on the relationship between participation in undergraduate research and the development of social science and humanities students. Using data from Truman State University, this paper found that students who participated in collaborative undergraduate research with faculty early on reported significant gains

JOHN ISHIYAMA

144

Research Experience for Undergraduate Students and Its Impact on STEM Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zhan, Wei

2014-01-01

145

Time Perspectives and Boredom Coping Strategies of Undergraduate Students from Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Eren, Altay; Coskun, Hamit

2015-01-01

146

Encouraging Undergraduate Engineering Students towards Civic Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responding to the calls for teaching "soft skills" within the undergraduate engineering curriculum and for the university to address a perceived decrease in social capital, a programme titled Community Awareness Initiatives Responsibly Directed by Engineers (CAIRDE, an Irish language word meaning "friends") was instituted at the National

Wallen, Matthew R.; Pandit, Abhay S.

2009-01-01

147

Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative Microbial Biology Major  

E-print Network

and appreciation of microbial diversity in various ecosystems. IV. Have an understanding of the importance and appreciation of microbial diversity in various ecosystems This goal is a focus of our required undergraduate range of diversity classes as our upper division electives, including Microbial Diversity (PMB C116

Wildermuth, Mary C

148

Supporting Special Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many secondary science teachers feel overwhelmed by directives to adapt curriculum and instruction for students with special needs. So, how can science teachers juggle their familiar responsibilities as well as the new skills needed in today's diverse cla

Conn, Kathleen

2001-03-01

149

The Effect of Stress on Self-Reported Academic Performance Measures among Hispanic Undergraduate Students at Arizona State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on the impact of stress on the academic performance of Hispanic undergraduate students is limited, leaving institutions of higher education without needed information about how to better support this growing population of students. The purpose of this study was to identify stressors that have a negative impact on academic performance of

Moses, Karen S.

2012-01-01

150

Stress, depression, and anxiety among undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

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

Chernomas, Wanda M; Shapiro, Carla

2013-01-01

151

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Benjamin A.; Harreld, Donald J.

2012-01-01

152

Priority Health Behaviors among South African Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

153

Acceptance of Online Degrees by Undergraduate Mexican Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quality and acceptance of online degree programs are still controversial issues. In Mexico, where access to technology is limited, there are few studies on the matter. Undergraduate students (n = 104) answered a survey that aimed to evaluate their knowledge of virtual education, their likelihood of enrollment in an online degree program, and

Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia; Adams, Jonathan

2014-01-01

154

Information Resource Selection of Undergraduate Students in Academic Search Tasks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

155

Building Intercultural Competence through Intercultural Competency Certification of Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

156

Skill-Related Fitness of Undergraduate Kinesiology Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

157

Mystical Experiences and Addiction Beliefs of Undergraduate and Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hruby, Paula Jo; Roberts, Thomas B.

158

Factors Influencing Knowledge Sharing among Undergraduate Students: A Malaysian Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Knowledge sharing can enhance learning and help to build the knowledge workforce. This paper reports on a study of knowledge sharing behaviour among undergraduate students in Malaysia. Knowledge sharing was found to be influenced by the mechanisms used, various barriers to communication and the motivations behind knowledge sharing. The mechanisms

Ong, Hway-Boon; Yeap, Peik-Foong; Tan, Siow-Hooi; Chong, Lee-Lee

2011-01-01

159

Student and Faculty Perceptions of Undergraduate Research Experiences in Computing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barker, L.

2009-01-01

160

Social Problem Solving and Health Behaviors of Undergraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Elliott, Timothy R.; And Others

1997-01-01

161

Student Perceptions of an EFL Undergraduate Research Writing Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yeh, Chun-Chun

2009-01-01

162

Biofeedback Technician Training Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hammond, Ralph B.; West, Ann J.

1989-01-01

163

Technology-Mediated Supervision of Undergraduate Students' Dissertations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Sweden, technology-mediated participation has increased in tertiary education, which has led to changing conditions for its delivery. However, one part has proven more resistant to change, technology-mediated or not: the supervision of students' undergraduate dissertation work. This article presents a study that analyses technological

Jaldemark, Jimmy; Lindberg, J. Ola

2013-01-01

164

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

165

Online Academic Support Peer Groups for Medical Undergraduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Best, Avril Christine

2012-01-01

166

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chuck, Jo-Anne

2011-01-01

169

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

170

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crowe, Jessica; Ceresola, Ryan; Silva, Tony

2014-01-01

171

Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions regarding factors that affect math abilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A review of the nursing literature reveals many undergraduate nursing students lack proficiency with basic mathematical skills, those necessary for safe medication preparation and administration. Few studies exploring the phenomenon from the undergraduate nursing student perspective are reported in the nursing literature. The purpose of this study was to explore undergraduate nursing students perceptions of math abilities, factors that affect math abilities, the use of math in nursing, and the extent to which specific math skills were addressed throughout a nursing curriculum. Polyas Model for Problem Solving and the Blooms 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 Elseviers HESI Admission Assessment (A2) Exam, Math Portion. Ten students from the Excellent benchmark group and eleven students from the Needing Additional Assistance or Improvement benchmark group participated in one-on-one, semi-structured interviews, and completed a 25-item, 4-point Likert scale survey that rated confidence levels with specific math skills and the extent to which these skills were perceived to be addressed in the nursing curriculum. Responses from the two benchmark groups were compared and contrasted. Eight themes emerged from the qualitative data. Findings related to mathematical approach and confidence levels with specific math skills were determined to be statistically significant.

Pyo, Katrina A.

2011-07-01

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Duffy, Ryan D.; Lent, Robert W.

2008-01-01

173

Undergraduate Students' Resistance to Study Skills Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research indicate that students generally fail to benefit from study skills courses and show resistance to this course in higher education level. The purpose of this research is to investigate reasons why students show resistance to the course of study skills and habits. In this research, a qualitative design utilizing retrospective interviews was

Yuksel, Sedat

2006-01-01

174

Undergraduate students' perceptions of practicing psychiatrists.  

PubMed

This article reports research findings from a survey of 261 students regarding their perceptions of psychiatrists. Overall, students view psychiatrists as competent and prestigious. At the same time, however, only approximately half of respondents reported having a "positive view" of these professionals and around one-third were neutral. College students view psychiatrists as effective for treating relatively severe mental health problems, although depression was not considered to be a psychiatrist's relative strong suit (only half viewed them as being effective). Some confusion between psychiatrists and psychologists seemed apparent. Although students did not consider the media a highly reliable source of information, media sources nonetheless appeared to play a dominant role in determining how college students framed psychiatry roles. We discuss the results in the context of the need for further education by the specialty of psychiatry and the importance of reversing what appears to be some negative stereotyping. PMID:23160253

Firmin, Michael W; Wantz, Richard A; Geib, Ellen F; Ray, Brigitte N

2012-11-01

175

34 CFR 691.6 - Duration of student eligibility-undergraduate course of study.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...fourth-year student, in the case of a National SMART Grant-eligible...undergraduate baccalaureate course of study. (ii) A student's eligibility...fifth-year student, in the case of a National SMART Grant-eligible...undergraduate baccalaureate course of study. (c) A student may...

2013-07-01

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34 CFR 691.6 - Duration of student eligibility-undergraduate course of study.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...fourth-year student, in the case of a National SMART Grant-eligible...undergraduate baccalaureate course of study. (ii) A student's eligibility...fifth-year student, in the case of a National SMART Grant-eligible...undergraduate baccalaureate course of study. (c) A student may...

2012-07-01

177

34 CFR 691.6 - Duration of student eligibility-undergraduate course of study.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...fourth-year student, in the case of a National SMART Grant-eligible...undergraduate baccalaureate course of study. (ii) A student's eligibility...fifth-year student, in the case of a National SMART Grant-eligible...undergraduate baccalaureate course of study. (c) A student may...

2014-07-01

178

34 CFR 691.6 - Duration of student eligibility-undergraduate course of study.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...fourth-year student, in the case of a National SMART Grant-eligible...undergraduate baccalaureate course of study. (ii) A student's eligibility...fifth-year student, in the case of a National SMART Grant-eligible...undergraduate baccalaureate course of study. (c) A student may...

2011-07-01

179

Using Crickets to Introduce Neurophysiology to Early Undergraduate Students  

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

180

Reflections on Supporting a Visually Impaired Student Complete a Biological Psychology Module  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While there are a number of technologies that have been used, with varying levels of success, to support visually impaired students, the purpose of this article is to reflect upon the authors' experiences of supporting a visually impaired student through a nine-month level two undergraduate biological psychology module. The authors developed a

Betts, Lucy R.; Cross, Amanda

2010-01-01

181

Instructors' Support of Student Autonomy in an Introductory Physics Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hall, Nicholas; Webb, David

2014-01-01

182

Nursing students' perceptions of ethical behavior in undergraduate nursing faculty.  

PubMed

Ethical dilemmas in clinical nursing practice and areas of nursing research have been reported, but a paucity of current nursing research exists pertaining to ethical concerns between undergraduate nursing students and nurse educators. The study examined students' perceptions of ethical behavior in faculty of undergraduate nursing. Using an exploratory, mixed-methods approach, 101 members of a student nursing organization in the southeastern region of the United States participated in the study by completing the 16-item, anonymous questionnaire. Thirteen participants also submitted narratives describing their personal experiences with nursing faculty as it related to ethical interactions in the learning environment. The majority reported their experiences with nursing instructors to be ethical with no reports of sexual involvement with students. Instructor expectations of gifts from their students were almost non-existent. The narrative analysis yielded the following themes: bias: racial, gender, and other; humiliation, confidentiality, grading, uncaring, and cheating. Faculty-student interactions in nursing education are extremely complex. Instructors' increased awareness of their interaction with students and the adoption of ethical guidelines by schools of nursing are suggested. PMID:19040855

Savage, Jane S; Favret, Jacqueline O

2006-01-01

183

European core curriculum in cariology for undergraduate dental students.  

PubMed

As dental caries prevalence is still high in many populations and groups of both children and adults worldwide, and as caries continues to be responsible for significant health, social and economic impacts, there is an urgent need for dental students to receive a systematic education in cariology based upon current best evidence. Although European curriculum guidelines for undergraduate students have been prepared in other dental fields over the last decade, none exist for cariology. Thus the European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA) formed a task force to work with the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) on a European Core Curriculum in Cariology. In 2010, a workshop to develop such a curriculum was organised in Berlin, Germany, with 75 participants from 24 European and 3 North-South American countries. The Curriculum was debated by five pre-identified working groups: I The Knowledge Base; II Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Synthesis; III Decision-making and Preventive Non-surgical Therapy; IV Decision-making and Surgical Therapy; and V Evidence-based Cariology in Clinical and Public Health Practice and then finalised jointly by the group chairs. According to this Curriculum, on graduation, a dentist must be competent at applying knowledge and understanding of the biological, medical, basic and applied clinical sciences in order to recognise caries and make decisions about its prevention and management in individuals and populations. This document, which presents several major and numerous supporting competences, does not confine itself to dental caries alone, but refers also to dental erosion/non-erosive wear and other dental hard tissue disorders. PMID:21757903

Schulte, A G; Pitts, N B; Huysmans, M C D N J M; Splieth, C; Buchalla, W

2011-01-01

184

European Core Curriculum in Cariology for undergraduate dental students.  

PubMed

As dental caries prevalence is still high in many populations and groups of both children and adults worldwide, and as caries continues to be responsible for significant health, social and economic impacts, there is an urgent need for dental students to receive a systematic education in cariology based upon current best evidence. Although European curriculum guidelines for undergraduate students have been prepared in other dental fields over the last decade, none exist for cariology. Thus the European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA) formed a task force to work with the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) on a European Core Curriculum in Cariology. In 2010, a workshop to develop such a curriculum was organised in Berlin, Germany, with 75 participants from 24 European and 3 North/South American countries. The Curriculum was debated by five pre-identified working groups: I The Knowledge Base; II Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Synthesis; III Decision-Making and Preventive Non-surgical Therapy; IV Decision-making and Surgical Therapy; and V Evidence-based Cariology in Clinical and Public Health Practice and then finalised jointly by the group chairs. According to this Curriculum, on graduation, a dentist must be competent at applying knowledge and understanding of the biological, medical, basic and applied clinical sciences in order to recognise caries and make decisions about its prevention and management in individuals and populations. This document, which presents several major and numerous supporting competences, does not confine itself to dental caries alone, but refers also to dental erosion/non-erosive wear and other dental hard tissue disorders. PMID:22023541

Schulte, A G; Pitts, N B; Huysmans, M C D N J M; Splieth, C; Buchalla, W

2011-11-01

185

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

186

Institutional Determinants of American Undergraduate Student Debt  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Between 2005 and 2013, student loan debt in the US increased at a rate of 13.3 per cent per annum. This rise in collegiate student debt has become the focus of any number of new proposals and policies at both the state and national levels. While considering broad policies to stem this rising tide are admirable, they do little to help a graduating

Craig, J. Dean; Raisanen, Samuel R.

2014-01-01

187

Problem Behaviors among Israeli Undergraduate Students: Applying Jessors Problem Behavior Theory among Young Adult Students  

PubMed Central

Purpose: The current study tested the applicability of Jessors 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

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

2014-01-01

188

Measuring Hong Kong Undergraduate Students Attitudes Towards Transpeople  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hill and Willoughbys (Sex Roles, 53:531544, 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 Willoughbys Canadian data. Gender differences in

Sam Winter; Beverley Webster; Pui Kei Eleanor Cheung

2008-01-01

189

~ cole d'informatique 3987071 ext. 00739 3987071 ext. 00739 Undergraduate Student Affairs Office, Trottier Bldg., Room 2060  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Student Affairs Office, Trottier Bldg., Room 2060 Undergraduate Student Affairs Office, Trottier Bldg., Room 2060 http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/academic/undergrad http Building, Room 2060, and students must contact Prof. Nathan Friedman, Minor Advisor

Pientka, Brigitte

190

Student Computing Support Computing @ The  

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the Military Star credit card to make your purchase. Normally, free shipping applies to other credit cards, scanners and laser printers Application and antivirus software High-speed Internet access Extensive Information Resources * Comes with Junk Mail filtering #12;Student Computing Support June 2010 Campus

Young, Paul Thomas

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bonnetaud, Cricket

2012-01-01

192

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

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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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

193

Undergraduate Mathematics Projects Information for students 20089  

E-print Network

for quality, not quantity. It is a common mistake for students to assume that the more they write the better] plagiarism is the use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author of plagiarism appears at [5]: The unauthorised use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another

Cox, Anton

194

Undergraduate Student Leadership and Social Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

195

Academic Handbook, Appeals, Undergraduate Student Appeals Page 1 Issued: 2010 07  

E-print Network

Academic Handbook, Appeals, Undergraduate Student Appeals Page 1 Issued: 2010 07 Undergraduate Student Academic Appeals (S.88-158, S.94-210, S.96-80, S.96-155, S.97-220, S.97-274, S.98-014, S.98-248, S.00-140, S.02-150) UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC APPEALS (S.03-077b) The University Senate has

Denham, Graham

196

Undergraduate International Students: A Resource for the Intercultural Education of American Peers?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intercultural education is widely perceived as desirable and international students are increasingly perceived as a resource for fostering intercultural competencies among American college students. This study surveys undergraduate international students at a small, primarily undergraduate, public liberal arts university in the Midwest to

Breuning, Marijke

2007-01-01

197

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lei, Simon A.; Chuang, Ning-Kuang

2009-01-01

198

Going URB@N: Exploring the Impact of Undergraduate Students as Pedagogic Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on the impact for students of an institutional scheme designed to involve undergraduate students in pedagogic research. Through Undergraduate Research Bursaries at Northampton, students are funded to work as researchers on pedagogic projects in partnership with academic staff. Drawing on data from a larger longitudinal mixed

Butcher, John; Maunder, Rachel

2014-01-01

199

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lisboa, Pedro; Sotomayor, Joo; Ribeiro, Paulo

2010-01-01

200

Identifying Alternative Conceptions of Chemical Kinetics among Secondary School and Undergraduate Students in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study identifies some alternative conceptions of chemical kinetics held by secondary school and undergraduate students (N = 191) in Turkey. Undergraduate students who participated are studying to become chemistry teachers when they graduate. Students' conceptions about chemical kinetics were elicited through a series of written tasks and

Cakmakci, Gultekin

2010-01-01

201

Reformed undergraduate instruction and its subsequent impact on secondary school teaching practice and student achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers (ACEPT) Program is one of several reform efforts supported by the National Science Foundation. The primary ACEPT reform mechanism has been month-long summer workshops in which university and community college science and mathematics faculty learn about instructional reforms and then attempt to apply them in their courses. Previous ACEPT evaluation efforts suggest that, when implemented, the reforms boost undergraduate student achievement. The initial purpose of the present study was to discover whether enrollment of preservice teachers in one or more of these reformed undergraduate courses is linked to the way they teach after they graduate and become in-service teachers. Assuming that a link is found, a second purpose was to discover whether the presumed positive effect is in turn linked to their students' achievement. In short, the answer appears to be yes, at least among the biology teachers and students surveyed. Compared with controls, the biology teachers who had enrolled in one or more ACEPT reformed course during their teacher preparation program demonstrated significantly higher scores on the measure of reformed instruction and their students demonstrated significantly higher achievement in terms of scientific reasoning, nature of science, and biology concepts. These results support the hypothesis that teachers teach as they have been taught. Furthermore, it appears that instructional reform in teacher preparation programs including both methods and major's courses can improve secondary school student achievement.

Adamson, Scott L.; Banks, Debra; Burtch, Mark; Cox, Frank, III; Judson, Eugene; Turley, Jeffery B.; Benford, Russell; Lawson, Anton E.

2003-12-01

202

Gender Differences in Perceptions of Stressors and Utilization of Social Support Among University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although researchers have found that social support is an effective coping mechanism to deal with stress, there has been little research on gender differences in perceived stress and use of social support. In the present study, 186 undergraduate students from a Maritime university rated the perceived stressfulness of five scenarios, and identified the type and source of social support they

Arla L. Day; Holly A. Livingstone

2003-01-01

203

Home environmental hazard education for undergraduate and prelicensure nursing students.  

PubMed

This paper presents a Healthy Homes education module for undergraduate and prelicensure nursing students. The education module, which is based on the National Center for Healthy Housing's framework for Healthy Homes, was developed, implemented, and evaluated in three phases. Phase 1 included nine Web-based recorded lectures on the Healthy Homes principles and on home assessment and referral. In the next phase, a Healthy Homes clinical laboratory simulation (home visit scenario and four rooms of an apartment) was created. Phase 3 involved piloting home visits by students who, under the supervision of a clinical instructor, conducted Healthy Homes assessments of clients living in two low-income subsidized housing sites. Using a pretest-posttest format, students' knowledge of Healthy Homes concepts significantly increased after completing the Phase 1 Web-based lectures. Student evaluations, which were collected after each phase, were consistently positive. PMID:22909044

Polivka, Barbara J; Chaudry, Rosemary Valedes; Mac Crawford, J

2012-10-01

204

Can undergraduate biology students learn to ask higher level questions?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Marbach-Ad, Gili; Sokolove, Phillip G.

2000-10-01

205

Undergraduate Physics Course Innovations and Their Impact on Student Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This paper presents results of an NSF project in which the goal is to provide a synthesis of research on instructional innovations that have been implemented in undergraduate courses in physics. The research questions guiding the project are: What constitutes the range of principal course innovations that are being implemented in undergraduate physics courses? What are the effects of these course innovations on student learning? The paper describes: (1) the literature search procedures used to gather over 400 innovation-related journal articles, (2) the procedures followed to analyze the studies within these articles, (3) the characteristics of the studies reported, and (4) the results from synthesizing the quantitative results of those studies that met our criteria for inclusion.

Iverson, Heidi L.; Briggs, Derek; Ruiz-Primo, Maria; Talbot, Robert; Shepard, Lorrie A.

2010-01-19

206

What behaviours do students consider academically dishonest? Findings from a survey of Canadian undergraduate students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies those behaviours that students perceive to be academically dishonest and sheds light on several demographic,\\u000a academic and situational factors that predict students perceptions of academic dishonesty. Data for this investigation were\\u000a obtained through self-administered questionnaires from a sample of 321 undergraduate students attending university in a western\\u000a Canadian city during the academic year 20072008. There was a

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

207

Diagnosing alternative conceptions of Fermi energy among undergraduate students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Sharma, Sapna; Ahluwalia, Pardeep Kumar

2012-07-01

208

The Students-Recruiting-Students Undergraduate Engineering Recruiting Programme.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

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

2003-01-01

209

The use of the Principle of Relativity in the interpretation of phenomena by undergraduate physics students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This research is based on the analysis of answers given by undergraduate physics students when confronted with situations related to the Special Theory of Relativity. Historical and epistemological studies indicate the importance of principles for the construction of physical theories. There is a consensual acknowledgement of the fundamental role played by the Principle of Relativity in the case of Special Relativity. The study investigated the extent to which that principle was employed by the students when dealing with a diversity of phenomena. The research data were obtained through clinical interviews and supported two main conclusions: (a) the Principle of Relativity is not used as a heuristic tool in the students' answers; (b) the situations presented were not regarded as 'problematic' by the students, who did not feel the need to use interpretative structures other than those of classical mechanics and common sense.

Pietrocola, Mauricio; Zylbersztajn, A.

2005-11-23

210

[Nurse undergraduate students' perception of quality of life].  

PubMed

The research objective was to know nurse undergraduate students' perception of quality of life. A cross-sectional study was conducted from August 2010 to August 2011 with 56 nursing students of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brazil. A specific questionnaire was used (sociodemographic, academic and health profile) and the WHOQOL-BREF. Statistical analyzes included a description of frequency, central tendency and dispersion measures, and comparison between domains. The Psychological and Environment domains were assessed as the best and worst scores, respectively. The facets called Thinking, learning, memory and concentration, Sleep and rest Energy and fatigue, Activities of daily living, Work Capacity, Participation in and opportunities for recreation/leisure activities,financial resources and negative feelings were affected. The facets with the worst score influenced negatively the quality of life for students and might trigger negative feelings such as bad mood, desperation anxiety and depression. PMID:24015471

Bampi, Luciana Neves da Silva; Baraldi, Solange; Guilhem, Dirce; Pompeu, Rafaella Bizzo; Campos, Ana Carolina de Oliveira

2013-06-01

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

PubMed

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

Gardstrom, Susan C; Jackson, Nancy A

2011-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Melissa Cole

2009-01-01

213

Survey Result of the Engineering Undergraduate Student's Human Performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Development of engineer's Human Performance is being required to respond to various changes. Human Performace is defined as an ability of putting own knowledge and skill to a practical issue. Current engineering undergraduate education promotes to learn this ability. To examine effectiveness of the educational program, a questionnaire consisting of 66 items was developed and the survey was conducted across eight universities. As results, most students recognize importance of the ability, but their achievement is lower for English communication skill and adaptation of cultural difference. They learned the ability on laboratory experience for their thesis, experiment class, club activities, part-time jobs and other activities.

Nakayama, Minoru; Takahashi, Hideaki; Kusakabe, Osamu; Ohtaguchi, Kazuhisa; Mizutani, Nobuyasu

214

Understanding Undergraduate Research Experiences from the Student Perspective: A Phenomenological Study of a Summer Student Research Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate research programs are becoming more prevalent, but research on the processes and outcomes is limited and deals largely with perceptions of student learning gains. This paper adds to the literature by describing undergraduate research activities from the student perspective. A phenomenological approach was used to analyze journals

Falconer, John; Holcomb, Dianne

2008-01-01

215

Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research Activities: Are Research Universities Doing a Better Job?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Engaging undergraduate students in research activities has been advocated as an innovative strategy to improve American higher\\u000a education (Boyer Commission, Reinventing undergraduate education: A blueprint for Americas research universities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stony Brook, NY, 1998). This study compared the frequency of undergraduate\\u000a student research experiences at different types of colleges and universities from the

Shouping Hu; George D. Kuh; Joy Gaston Gayles

2007-01-01

216

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

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

2000-01-01

217

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

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Learning Goals for Major in Molecular Environmental Biology Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative / University of California, Berkeley Molecular Environmental Biology (MEB) focuses on biological://espm.berkeley.edu. When students graduate with a Molecular Environmental Biology (MEB) major from UC Berkeley

Wildermuth, Mary C

218

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

219

Opportunities At UC Irvine, highly ambitious, talented undergraduate students succeed in  

E-print Network

Honors Opportunities At UC Irvine, highly ambitious, talented undergraduate students succeed in preparing themselves for complex and exciting careers.A UC Irvine education extends from the classroom; and to travel and study abroad. UC Irvine's undergraduate students have special opportunities to join faculty

Rose, Michael R.

220

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Agolla, Joseph E.; Ongori, Henry

2009-01-01

221

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

222

Undergraduate Nursing Students' Perceptions Regarding Factors That Affect Math Abilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pyo, Katrina A.

2011-01-01

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ashwin, Paul; Abbas, Andrea; McLean, Monica

2014-01-01

224

Comparison of Health Status and Health Behaviors between Female Graduate and Undergraduate College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Graduate females represent a substantial and growing proportion of the college student population, yet health promotion research and programming has traditionally focused on undergraduates. This study compared health status and health behaviors of female graduate and undergraduate students at a public university in the northeastern U.S.

Bulmer, Sandra Minor; Irfan, Syed; Barton, Barbara; Vancour, Michele; Breny, Jean

2010-01-01

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

226

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Shannon D.; Caruso, Judith Borreson

2010-01-01

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wei, Christina Chang

2010-01-01

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Glew, Robert H.; VanderJagt, David L.

2001-01-01

229

Role of the Undergraduate Student Research Assistant in the New Millennium  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

230

Knowledge, Attitudes of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine, and Intention to Obtain Vaccine Among Korean Female Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine knowledge about the human papillomavirus and attitudes toward human papillomavirus and human papillomavirus vaccination among Korean female undergraduate students. Moreover, this study sought to identify factors associated with intention to obtain the human papillomavirus vaccine. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 297 Korean female undergraduate students. Data were collected using a self-administered

Hee-Young Kang; Jin-Sun Kim

2011-01-01

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

232

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Meehan, Dawna-Cricket-Martita; Negy, Charles

2003-01-01

233

A Comparison of Student Experiences with Good Practices in Undergraduate Education Between 1990 and 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated whether college students' experiences with three good practices in undergraduate education (faculty-student contact, cooperation among students, active learning) increased from 1990 to 1994. Subjects were 5,962 students in 17 baccalaureate and 22 doctoral-granting institutions. Results indicated increased faculty-student

Kuh, George D.; Vesper, Nick

1997-01-01

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The situational interest of undergraduate students in zoophysiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Niels B Dohn (Aarhus University Departments of Science Studies)

2009-01-01

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Concurrent use of amphetamine stimulants and antidepressants by undergraduate students  

PubMed Central

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

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

2015-01-01

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Curriculum modules, software laboratories, and an inexpensive hardware platform for teaching computational methods to undergraduate computer science students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Computational methods are increasingly important to 21st century research and education; bioinformatics and climate change are just two examples of this trend. In this context computer scientists play an important role, facilitating the development and use of the methods and tools used to support computationally-based approaches. The undergraduate curriculum in computer science is one place where computational tools and methods can be introduced to facilitate the development of appropriately prepared computer scientists. To facilitate the evolution of the pedagogy, this dissertation identifies, develops, and organizes curriculum materials, software laboratories, and the reference design for an inexpensive portable cluster computer, all of which are specifically designed to support the teaching of computational methods to undergraduate computer science students. Keywords. computational science, computational thinking, computer science, undergraduate curriculum.

Peck, Charles Franklin

237

Using Web-Based Key Character and Classification Instruction for Teaching Undergraduate Students Insect Identification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of the study was to determine whether undergraduate students receiving web-based instruction based on traditional, key character, or classification instruction differed in their performance of insect identification tasks. All groups showed a significant improvement in insect identifications on pre- and post-two-dimensional picture specimen quizzes. The study also determined student performance on insect identification tasks was not as good as for family-level identification as compared to broader insect orders and arthropod classification identification tasks. Finally, students erred significantly more by misidentification than misspelling specimen names on prepared specimen quizzes. Results of this study support that short web-based insect identification exercises can improve insect identification performance. Also included is a discussion of how these results can be used in teaching and future research on biological identification.

Golick, Douglas A.; Heng-Moss, Tiffany M.; Steckelberg, Allen L.; Brooks, David. W.; Higley, Leon G.; Fowler, David

2013-08-01

238

Best practices in Web-based courses: generational differences across undergraduate and graduate nursing students.  

PubMed

The demand for online courses is greatly increasing across all levels of the curriculum in higher education. With this change in teaching and learning strategies comes the need for quality control to determine best practices in online learning communities. This study examines the differences in student perceptions of the use of technology, educational practices, and outcomes between undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Web-based courses. The multisite study uses the benchmarking process and the Flashlight Program Evaluating Educational Uses of the Web in Nursing survey instrument to study best practices and examine generational differences between the two groups of students. The outcomes of the study establish benchmarks for quality improvement in online learning. The results support the educational model for online learning and postulates about generational differences for future study. PMID:15806511

Billings, Diane M; Skiba, Diane J; Connors, Helen R

2005-01-01

239

Providing Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Communication Students: A Curricular Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Undergraduate research can provide transformative educational experiences and profoundly impact the teaching of communication. It is often difficult, however, to integrate undergraduate research into the communication curriculum. In this paper, we discuss the benefits of undergraduate research experiences and the challenges of teaching research methods in communication. We present a structure for incorporating a capstone undergraduate research experience into the

Rick Rodrick; Linda Dickmeyer

2002-01-01

240

Northeast Under/graduate Organization for Neuroscience, A Regional Neuroscience Meeting for Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Faculty.  

PubMed

The Northeast Under/graduate Organization for Neuroscience (N.E.U.R.O.N.) was established in 1996 to provide a forum for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in neuroscience to interact with each other. N.E.U.R.O.N. organizes a yearly one-day conference in the Northeast. While scientific meetings exist that serve the purpose of enhancing undergraduate research or neuroscience research, N.E.U.R.O.N. is unique in that it is a small, local conference, aimed specifically at undergraduates looking to pursue careers in neuroscience. During the conference, participants attend workshops, poster sessions, and a keynote address that provide them with information about current topics in neuroscience. Trainees gain valuable experience presenting scientific research in poster sessions and make connections with colleagues. PMID:23495295

Frye, Cheryl A; Edinger, Kassandra L

2004-01-01

241

Supporting Trinity College Students with  

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(T2E) This booklet provides students with information on disability-related issues for students: Sophister Years (Years 3 & 4) Advice for students: Taught Postgraduates Advice for students ­ Research Postgraduates Advice for students on Placements Opportunities provided by placements Preparing

O'Mahony, Donal E.

242

Preparing minority undergraduate students for successful science careers.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Akundi, Murty

2008-03-01

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Levels of empathy in undergraduate occupational therapy students.  

PubMed

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

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

2010-09-01

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Assessing oral cancer knowledge in Romanian undergraduate dental students.  

PubMed

The aim of this study is to investigate the level of Romanian dental students' knowledge regarding the oral cancer risk and non-risk factors as well as oral cancer signs, symptoms, and diagnostic signs. A total of 192 first- to sixth-year undergraduate dental students (mean age 22.20??2.94 years) who consented to participate in the study filled in a questionnaire enquiring about their knowledge of oral cancer. A score of the oral cancer knowledge was calculated for each participant based on their correct answers. Regarding the knowledge of oral cancer risk factors, the vast majority of the students correctly recognized tobacco (96.8 %), having a prior oral cancer lesion (85.1 %), the consumption of alcohol (77.7 %), and older age (64.2 %). Respectively, 87.7 and 54.3 % knew the tongue and the floor of mouth to be the most common oral cancer sites. Of the students, 71.3 % agreed that oral cancer examinations for those 20 years of age and older should be provided during regular periodic health examinations, 92.9 % considered that patients with suspicious oral lesions should be referred to specialists, and 84.6 % agreed that oral cancer examinations should be a routine part of a comprehensive oral examination. A significant association was found between the year of study in the dental school, age, and knowledge of the oral cancer knowledge scores. Although students' knowledge increased with academic year, there is a clear need to enhance the dental curricula in oral cancer clinical training in oral cancer prevention and examination for dental students. PMID:24771107

Dumitrescu, A L; Ibric, S; Ibric-Cioranu, V

2014-09-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Taylor, Kenneth J.

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

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2012-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

249

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lundholm, Cecilia

2005-01-01

250

"High-Jinks" and "Minor Mischief": A Study of Undergraduate Students as Perpetrators of Crime  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Selwyn, Neil

2008-01-01

251

Science and Engineering Research Semester (SERS) for undergraduate students  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE), through the Science and Energy Research Semester (SERS), provides unique research opportunities for upper-level undergraduate students at six national laboratories, which have established Science Education Centers. At each Science Education Center, SERS participants have the opportunity to become involved in hands-on'' research working with scientific teams engaged in long-range investigations and using advanced facilities/equipment. SERS research opportunities are available in biomedicine, chemistry, materials science, engineering, physics, environmental science, geoscience, mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence, energy systems, and waste technology. SERS participates follow a program with three basic elements: (1) participation in ongoing national energy-related research; (2) training and experience in the operation of sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment and instruments; and (3) seminars, workshops, and coursework designed to supplement the laboratory research experience.

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1990-12-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2008-12-01

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

E-print Network

: Financial Aid Awarded to Undergraduates Entering New Freshmen SAT Scores http School GPA (4.4-point scale) Need-Based Grants and Scholarships (2012-13) Transfer Student GPA (4.0-point scale) · 42% of Fall 2011 UCSC undergraduates received Pell Grants. Areas of Study and Degrees More

California at Santa Cruz, University of

254

Enhancing and Supporting the Role of Academic Tutors in Developing Undergraduate Writing Skills: Reflections on the Experiences of a Social Work Education Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whilst approaches to the development of undergraduate academic writing skills vary between disciplines and institutions, academic tutors are consistently presented as playing an important role. One aspect of this role is supporting students to engage effectively with feedback in order to develop consciousness and competence regarding academic

Hughes, Nathan; Wainwright, Sue; Cresswell, Caroline

2012-01-01

255

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Partridge, Lee; Sandover, Sally

2010-01-01

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,

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

2015-01-01

257

Undergraduate Perceptions of Information Use: The Basis for Creating User-Centered Student Information Literacy Instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current information literacy pedagogy, usually tied to a particular set of skills, does not adequately address the needs of learners. Using a phenomenographic method, this study reveals the three ways that undergraduate students conceptualize information use. Knowing how undergraduates understand information use allows educators to create enhanced learning environments.

Clarence Maybee

2006-01-01

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Montauti, Sara Barrows; Bulmer, Sandra Minor

2014-01-01

260

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2003-05-30

261

What Do Students Know about Wages? Evidence from a Survey of Undergraduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

University of California undergraduates (n=1,269) were asked to estimate starting salaries for bachelor's and master's engineering graduates, average engineering salaries, and average earnings of full-time workers with high school or undergraduate education. Beliefs varied systematically with year of study, proximity of the occupation to student's

Betts, Julian R.

1996-01-01

262

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reis, Sonia Maria Nunes

2011-01-01

263

Announcing International Research Opportunities in Summer 2012 for Penn State Undergraduate Students  

E-print Network

1 of 3 Announcing International Research Opportunities in Summer 2012 for Penn State Undergraduate undergraduate students' travel to international sites in Summer 2012 to conduct research on the science Foundation program Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE), the CLS will sponsor

Dennis, Nancy

264

Knowledge and Attitudes of Undergraduate Students regarding the Health and Nutrition of Older Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heuberger, Roschelle, A.; Stanczak, Melanie

2004-01-01

265

Knowledge and Attitudes of Undergraduate Students Regarding the Health and Nutrition of Older Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heuberger, Roschelle A.; Stanczak, Melanie

2004-01-01

266

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sheryn, Louise; Ell, Fiona

2014-01-01

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McLean, Michelle; Howarth, F. Christopher

2008-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beller, Jennifer M.

2013-01-01

269

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ko, Yi-Yin

2010-01-01

270

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Das, Kumer

2013-01-01

271

Purification and Characterization of Taq Polymerase: A 9-Week Biochemistry Laboratory Project for Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We have developed a 9-week undergraduate laboratory series focused on the purification and characterization of "Thermus aquaticus" DNA polymerase (Taq). Our aim was to provide undergraduate biochemistry students with a full-semester continuing project simulating a research-like experience, while having each week's procedure focus on a single

Bellin, Robert M.; Bruno, Mary K.; Farrow, Melissa A.

2010-01-01

272

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

273

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-06-01

274

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 its 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.

2010-12-01

275

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 its 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.

2010-12-01

276

Introducing the Practical Aspects of Computational Chemistry to Undergraduate Chemistry Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Various efforts are being made to introduce the different physical aspects and uses of computational chemistry to the undergraduate chemistry students. A new laboratory approach that demonstrates all such aspects via experiments has been devised for the purpose.

Pearson, Jason K.

2007-01-01

277

2006-1990: ENGAGING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH: PROGRESS, EXPERIENCES AND ACHIEVEMENTS  

E-print Network

2006-1990: ENGAGING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH: PROGRESS, EXPERIENCES Processing and Recognition, Blind Source Separation, , Image Processing, Natural Language Understanding, Human Machine Interface. He holds a number of patents in speech recognition area. Philip Chan, Florida

Anagnostopoulos, Georgios C.

278

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

E-print Network

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

Donegan-Smith, Cora

2009-01-01

279

The experiences of English as second language radiation therapy students in the undergraduate clinical program: Perceptions of staff and students  

Microsoft Academic Search

IntroductionThis qualitative study explores the experiences of undergraduate radiation therapy students who have English as a second language (ESL) in the clinical environment, as well as the experiences of staff members who teach these students. Specific study aims were to increase understanding of the issues faced by this subset of students, including identifying potential barriers to clinical learning.

Amanda Bolderston; Cathryne Palmer; Wendy Flanagan; Neil McParland

2008-01-01

280

Candidates of Written Language Disabilities among Undergraduate Students at the University of Jordan as Perceived by Students and Their Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed to explore writing problems among undergraduate students at the university level, based on students self reporting technique and the verification from their teachers' ratings. Twenty-eight students were considered good candidates for this research using two criteria of self reporting and high means of responses. Twenty-five

Alkhamra, Hatem A.; AlNatour, Mayada M.; Abu Dahab, Sana M. N.; AlAbdallat, Bassam M.

2012-01-01

281

Engaging First Year Students Using a Web-Supported Inquiry-Based Learning Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a study that explored the utility and efficacy of the application of a Web-based tool to promote learner engagement among first year students in a large class in an undergraduate communications degree. The Web-based tool was developed to support an inquiry-based learning approach that was characterised by strong learning

Oliver, Ron

2008-01-01

282

Nontraditional Students' Service Needs and Social Support Resources: A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to a mail survey, 53 nontraditional undergraduates provided information about their reasons for reentering college, the likelihood of using services for nontraditional students, and sources of social support. Participants reported career, self-improvement, and family issues as primary reasons for reentry. They reported they would be

Bauman, Stephanie San Miguel; Wang, Nina; DeLeon, Carrie Wester; Kafentzis, Judith; Zavala-Lopez, MariaAnita; Lindsey, Mary Sue

2004-01-01

283

Using Wiki Technology to Support Student Engagement: Lessons from the Trenches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cole, Melissa

2009-01-01

284

Fostering successful interprofessional teamwork through an undergraduate student placement in a secondary school.  

PubMed

This exploratory case study examined an interprofessional placement of undergraduate students from nutrition, nursing, early childhood education, and child and youth care who collaborated to develop and deliver four healthy-living modules to secondary school students in Canada. An inductive thematic analysis was used to describe the teamwork that occurred between students. Data collected included focus groups with undergraduate students and preceptors, undergraduate students' reflections and secondary school students' evaluations of the modules delivered. Two major themes that emerged from all data sources were "team functioning" and "shift in perspectives". The undergraduate students identified several ways that facilitated their successful and positive teamwork with one another and also expressed how the placement experience improved their interprofessional skills. Findings from this study are discussed in relation to contact theory (Allport, 1954) and self-presentation theory (Goffman, 1963). This study suggests that providing undergraduate students with interprofessional placements in an educational setting can enhance interprofessional teamwork opportunities for students of various disciplines. PMID:23363312

Fortugno, Mariella; Chandra, Smriti; Espin, Sherry; Gucciardi, Enza

2013-07-01

285

Strengthening STEM performance and persistence: Influence of undergraduate teaching assistants on entry-level STEM students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Increasing retention of students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs of study is a priority for many colleges and universities. This study examines an undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) program implemented in a general chemistry course for STEM majors to provide peer learning assistance to entrylevel students. This study measured the content knowledge growth of UTAs compared to traditional graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) over the semester, and described the development of peer learning assistance skills of the UTAs as an outcome of semesterlong training and support from both science education and STEM faculty. Impact of the UTA program on final exam grades, persistence of students to enroll in the next chemistry course required by their intended major, and STEM identity of students were estimated. The study sample comprised 284 students in 14 general chemistry recitation sections led by six UTAs and 310 students in 15 general chemistry recitation sections led by three traditional GTAs for comparison. Results suggested that both UTAs and GTAs made significant learning gains in general chemistry content knowledge, and there was no significant difference in content knowledge between UTA and GTA groups. Student evaluations, researcher observations, and chemistry faculty comments confirm UTAs were using the learning strategies discussed in the semester-long training program. UTA-led students rated their TAs significantly higher in teaching quality and student care and encouragement, which correlated with stronger STEM recognition by those students. The results of hierarchical linear model (HLM) analysis showed little variance in final exam grades explained by section-level variables; most variance was explained by student-level variables: mathematics ACT score, college GPA, and intention to enroll in the next general chemistry course. Students having higher college GPAs were helped more by having a UTA. Results from logistic regression of persistence outcome variable showed that students are three times more likely to persist to CHEM 202 if they had a UTA in CHEM 201. Other positive predictors of retention included having strong college grades, and having strong ACT math scores. Coupled with HLM analysis result that UTAs were more effective at helping students with higher college GPAs achieve higher grades, the stronger persistence of UTA-led students showed that the UTA program is an effective program for retention of introductory-level students in STEM majors.

Philipp, Stephanie B.

286

Student Support-Radiochemistry Conference  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2009-09-01

287

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peggy Wros; Sherry Archer

2010-01-01

288

The C-MORE Scholars Program: Engaging minority students in STEM through undergraduate research  

Microsoft Academic Search

There have been several studies that show how undergraduate research experiences (REU) have a positive impact on a student's academic studies and career path, including being a positive influence toward improving the student's lab skills and ability to work independently. Moreover, minority students appear to relate to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts better when they are linked with

B. A. Gibson; B. C. Bruno

2010-01-01

289

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

290

Six Classroom Exercises to Teach Natural Selection to Undergraduate Biology Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

291

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

292

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hardigan, Patrick C.; Sisco, Burton R.

293

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

294

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chow, Henry P. H.

2010-01-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burke, Eimear; McCarthy, Bernard

2011-01-01

296

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Caputo, Matthew George

2010-01-01

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ajiboye, Josiah O.; Tella, Adeyinka

2007-01-01

298

A Comparison of Tutor and Student Conceptions of Undergraduate Research Project Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tutor and student conceptions of undergraduate research project work were evaluated following the distribution of questionnaires to 85 members of academic staff and 136 final?year (honours) students in the Schools of Biology and Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast (QUB). The percentage of individuals submitting a return was 52% for staff and 38% for students. The issues considered

L. A. J. Stefani; D. J. A. Heylings; A. C. Butcher

1997-01-01

299

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

E-print Network

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

300

"Water and Environmental Systems": Achieving Student-Centered Learning Objectives with an Undergraduate Journal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes and evaluates an unusual and innovative assessment procedure used in an undergraduate hydrology and oceanography class. Working in teams, English students produce research articles published by an in-house, though refereed, academic journal. Professors and students agree that the process stimulates students to perform at their highest

Charlesworth, Susanne M.; Foster, Ian D. L.

1996-01-01

301

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

302

An Exploration of Potential Factors Affecting Persistence to Degree Completion in Undergraduate Music Teacher Education Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the withdrawal rates and patterns of undergraduate Music Education majors, with a specific focus on the individual experiences of students withdrawing from the major. In examining these experiences, the potential for identification of possible commonalities among withdrawn students was explored. The overall subject population (N = 1103) consisted of students enrolled in

Russell Bonner Gavin

2010-01-01

303

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

304

An Evaluation of a Pilot Service?Learning Course for Criminal Justice Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on a pilot service?learning program implemented with undergraduate students enrolled in a juvenile delinquency course. An evaluation of the service?learning program on students attitudes toward diversity, interpersonal skills, personal and intellectual development, and citizenship behavior using qualitative analysis is presented. The results indicate that the majority of students came to view the youth in a positive light,

Michael W. Markowitz

2006-01-01

305

3.6 APPEALS Undergraduate students may appeal against the decision of an Examiners' Board.  

E-print Network

3.6 APPEALS Undergraduate students may appeal against the decision of an Examiners' Board. Students are strongly advised to hold informal discussions with the School of Mathematics about their case for appeal, and the appeal procedures, prior to submission of an appeal. The School allows students to see their marked

Sidorov, Nikita

306

StudentServicesandActivities University of Kentucky 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 43  

E-print Network

for students in reaching their educational goals. University Discipline University of Kentucky students that are consistent with the goals and purposes of this academic institution and establishes procedures that insureStudentServicesandActivities University of Kentucky 2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 43 DEAN

MacAdam, Keith

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StudentServicesandActivities University of Kentucky 2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 45  

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for students in reaching their educational goals. University Discipline University of Kentucky students that are consistent with the goals and purposes of this academic institution and establishes procedures that insureStudentServicesandActivities University of Kentucky 2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 45 DEAN

MacAdam, Keith

308

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

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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

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

309

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

PubMed

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

Ponhos, Rui; Alves, Diogo; Vieira, Elise; Pinho, Slvia; Oliveira, Bruno M P M; Correia, Flora

2015-01-01

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

311

May student examiners be reasonable substitute examiners for faculty in an undergraduate OSCE on medical emergencies?  

PubMed

Abstract Objectives: To compare the effect of student examiners (SE) to that of faculty examiners (FE) on examinee performance in an OSCE as well as on post-assessment evaluation in the area of emergency medicine management. Methods: An OSCE test-format (seven stations: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Trauma-Management (TM), Pediatric-Emergencies (PE), Acute-Coronary-Syndrome (ACS), Airway-Management (AM), and Obstetrical-Emergencies (OE)) was administered to 207 medical students in their third year of training after they had received didactics in emergency medicine management. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the two simultaneously run tracks: either with SE (n?=?110) or with FE (n?=?98). Students were asked to rate each OSCE station and to provide their overall OSCE perception by means of a standardized questionnaire. The independent samples t-test was used and effect sizes were calculated (Cohens d). Results: Students achieved significantly higher scores for the OSCE stations "TM", "AM", and "OE" as well as "overall OSCE score" in the SE track, whereas the station score for "PE" was significantly higher for students in the FE track. Mostly small effect sizes were reported. In the post-assessment evaluation portion of the study, students gave significant higher ratings for the ACS station and "overall OSCE evaluation" in the FE track; also with small effect sizes. Conclusion: It seems quite admissible and justified to encourage medical students to officiate as examiners in undergraduate emergency medicine OSCE formative testing, but not necessarily in summative assessment evaluations. PMID:25186850

Iblher, Peter; Zupanic, Michaela; Karsten, Jan; Brauer, Kirk

2014-09-01

312

Providing learning support to nursing students: a study of two universities.  

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In universities where significant numbers of nursing students come from non-traditional backgrounds, and where an equally significant proportion of students have English as a second language, provision of learning support is essential to ensure success and progression, and to prevent attrition. This paper presents an evaluative study of the support services provided to undergraduate nursing students in two universities in the United Kingdom (UK). Both universities have significant numbers of students from non-traditional backgrounds and who have English as a second language, and both institutions have in place a large array of student support mechanisms. The aims of the study were to identify all existing student support mechanisms across the two universities, to illuminate the profile of students who enter pre-registration programmes at the two universities (age, gender, educational background) and to measure the perceptions of students of the use and usefulness of the support mechanisms provided by their university. Survey method evaluative research was the chosen research approach. Findings showed that the support services that appear to have the greatest impact on student success in their nursing programme are the programme leaders/module teachers, small study skills groups (known as APPL and L2L) and, for the 50% of students who required it, academic literacy and numeracy support sessions. For students who have English as a second language and with non-traditional entry qualifications, numeracy and academic literacy support is particularly valued. PMID:22902570

Ooms, Ann; Fergy, Sue; Marks-Maran, Di; Burke, Linda; Sheehy, Karen

2013-03-01

313

The attitudes of undergraduate college students toward gay parenting.  

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

Crawford, I; Solliday, E

1996-01-01

314

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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was a Army Military Intelligence Officer, United States Army, 716th Military Police Battalion, and 1st Homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless These students comprise approximately 15% of the undergraduate student population at Colorado State. Many of them qualify as low income, or as a first generation

Boone, Randall B.

315

Undergraduate Students in Part-Time Employment in China  

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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

Tam Oi I, Betty; Morrison, Keith

2005-01-01

316

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

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

Anderson, Dana D.; And Others

1989-01-01

317

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

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

Goebel, Camille A.

318

An Investigation of Communication Patterns and Strategies between International Teaching Assistants and Undergraduate Students in University-level Science Labs.  

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??Investigates communication between international teaching assistants and their undergraduate students in university-level chemistry labs. Qualitative and quantitative data from observations and interviews with study participants (more)

Gourlay, Barbara Elas

2008-01-01

319

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

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

Caswell, Shane V; Gould, Trenton E

2008-01-01

320

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

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

Depaz, Iris; Moni, Roger W.

2008-01-01

321

Undergraduate Recruitment: A Model Strategic Plan for Undergraduate Recruitment of Students for Engineering Technology Departments  

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Flat or declining enrollment in Engineering and Engineering Technology (ET) Departments calls for the development and implementation of a Strategic Recruitment Plan. This model plan outlines some of the strategic actions that can be utilized to initiate sustainable recruitment and retention processes. The plan is intended to begin a process to ensure that qualified prospective students continue to select a university's ET Department in numbers sufficient to allow the department to support and serve the stated missions of the department, the college, the university, and the constituencies they serve.

Jenkins, Thomas W.

322

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

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

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

2013-03-01

323

Supporting Students' Learning in the Domain of Computer Science  

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

Gasparinatou, Alexandra; Grigoriadou, Maria

2011-01-01

324

Does Marketing Attract Less Ethical Students? An Assessment of the Moral Reasoning Ability of Undergraduate Marketing Students  

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This article assesses the level of moral reasoning ability (MRA) of undergraduate marketing students and compares the results with the MRA of students in a range of other business disciplines. The aim was to determine if marketing attracts individuals who have a greater predisposition to unethical behaviors given that marketing is often reported

Herington, Carmel; Weaven, Scott

2007-01-01

325

Engaging first year students using a Web-supported inquiry-based learning setting  

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This paper describes a study that explored the utility and efficacy of the application of a Web-based tool to promote learner\\u000a engagement among first year students in a large class in an undergraduate communications degree. The Web-based tool was developed\\u000a to support an inquiry-based learning approach that was characterised by strong learning scaffolds, meaningful contexts, feedback\\u000a and support and administrative

Ron Oliver

2008-01-01

326

Effects of formal and informal support structures on the motivation of Native American students in nursing.  

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Native Americans have traditionally been underrepresented in nursing. The authors surveyed 19 undergraduate nursing students participating in a university sponsored Native American nursing student support program and examined which social support factors influenced the students' success. Using validated quantitative measures from social psychology, the authors found that overall perceived social support, as well as support from the university sponsored program, positively influenced Native American students' identification with nursing, their interest in nursing, their perception of the value of nursing, and their motivation to continue pursuing nursing as a career. Conversely, perceptions of unfairness due to racial bias within the major negatively affected students' perception of the value of nursing, as well as their motivation to pursue a nursing career. PMID:21524022

Metz, Anneke M; Cech, Erin A; Babcock, Tracy; Smith, Jessi L

2011-07-01

327

Sensing: Supporting Student Understanding of Decimal Knowledge  

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Informed by theory and research in inquiry-based classrooms, this paper examines how classroom practices support students' understanding of decimals. Data from a six-month teaching experiment, based on the work of Moss and Case's (1999) use of percentages and metric measure as visible representations for students' emerging understanding of

Hunter, Roberta; Anthony, Glenda

2003-01-01

328

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

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

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

2014-01-01

329

Effect of the Web on Undergraduate Citation Behavior: Guiding Student Scholarship in a Networked Age  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides the last update to a longitudinal study tracking the research behavior of a multi-col- lege undergraduate course in microeconomics from 1996 to 2001. Student term paper bibliographies grew between 1996 and 2000 but included fewer schol- arly resources. In 2001, students tended to cite schol- arly sources when the professor provided clear and enforceable guidelines in his

Philip M. Davis

2003-01-01

330

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

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

Barclay, Barbara

2012-01-01

331

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

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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

Jackson, Denise

2013-01-01

332

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

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

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

2013-01-01

333

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

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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

Mok, H. N.

2012-01-01

334

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

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

Ramler, Ivan P.; Chapman, Jessica L.

2011-01-01

335

Impact of Ethical and Affective Variables on Cheating: Comparison of Undergraduate Students with and without Jobs  

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Academic cheating is a serious problem among higher education organizations around the world. While most studies on academic cheating have focused on high school or college students, few have examined and compared students with and without jobs. Therefore, this study has empirically assessed the critical cheating issues by comparing undergraduate

Hsiao, Chun-Hua

2015-01-01

336

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Clara COUTINHO

337

Information Retrieval Strategies of Millennial Undergraduate Students in Web and Library Database Searches  

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Millennial students make up a large portion of undergraduate students attending colleges and universities, and they have a variety of online resources available to them to complete academically related information searches, primarily Web based and library-based online information retrieval systems. The content, ease of use, and required search

Porter, Brandi

2009-01-01

338

The Impact of Immersion Programs upon Undergraduate Students of Jesuit Colleges and Universities  

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Statement of the problem: This research study examined the impact of international immersion programs upon undergraduate students at Jesuit colleges and universities. Students return from immersion experiences claiming that the experience changed their lives. This study offered an assessment strategy to give greater evidence as to the impact of

Savard, John D.

2010-01-01

339

Development of a Mathematics Curriculum for Undergraduate Business Students. Final Report.  

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Research reported dealt with designing a mathematics course for undergraduate business students. Of the three groups formed by matching, the control group received traditional instruction in college algebra, utilizing one text, while the two experimental groups used materials selected for their relevance to business students. One experimental

George, Edward Y.

340

Exploring a Virtual Conference Web Site for Undergraduate Health Education Students  

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

Johnson, Maureen; Tremethick, Mary Jane

2009-01-01

341

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

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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

Zha, Shenghua; Ottendorfer, Christy Lee

2011-01-01

342

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

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

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

2014-01-01

343

A Study of the Relationship Between Protective Behaviors and Drinking Consequences Among Undergraduate College Students.  

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The authors identified the number, type, and frequency of protective behaviors that undergraduate college students who consume alcohol use to prevent alcohol-related consequences. Their hypothesis was that students who engage in more types of protective behaviors with greater frequency would be less likely to experience alcohol-related

Delva, Jorge; Smith, Michael P.; Howell, Richard L.; Harrison, Dianne F.; Wilke, Dina; Jackson, D. Lynn

2004-01-01

344

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

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

Engel, Robert

345

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

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

Jensen, Carol A.

2008-01-01

346

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

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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"

Lanci, John R.

2013-01-01

347

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

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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

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

2013-01-01

348

The Effects of Age and Experience on Levels of Leadership Practices of Nontraditional Undergraduate Management Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mixed method study was conducted to determine the extent of difference in leadership practices, as measured by the LPI, of undergraduate students entering and graduating from a nontraditional business degree program. A second purpose was to determine the extent of difference in leadership practices of students about to graduate from the

Langbein, Michele L.

2010-01-01

349

Degree Attainment of Undergraduate Student Borrowers in Four-Year Institutions: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent research on loan effects on student borrowers has focused on pre-college and post college behavior, neglecting the loan effects during the within-college period. This study integrated the student retention models and financial nexus model to investigate the effects of different kinds of financial aid on degree attainment of undergraduates

Li, Dai

2008-01-01

350

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

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

Vila, Francisca; Sanz, Amparo

2013-01-01

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,

Gavin, Russell B.

2012-01-01

352

Effect of the Web on Undergraduate Citation Behavior: Guiding Student Scholarship in a Networked Age.  

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Provides results of a longitudinal study tracking research behavior of a multi-college undergraduate course in microeconomics from 1996 to 2001. Student term paper bibliographies grew between 1996 and 2000 but included fewer scholarly resources. In 2001, students tended to cite scholarly sources when the professor provided clear and enforceable

Davis, Philip M.

2003-01-01

353

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

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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

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

2013-01-01

354

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chiou, Guo-Li; Anderson, O. Roger

2010-01-01

355

Test Anxiety in Mathematics among Early Undergraduate Students in a British University in Malaysia  

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The level of test anxiety in mathematics subjects among early undergraduate students at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus is studied in this article. The sample consists of 206 students taking several mathematics modules who completed the questionnaires on test anxiety just before they entered the venue for midterm examinations. The

Karjanto, Natanael; Yong, Su Ting

2013-01-01

356

Relationships between Students' Engagement and the Dissimilar Cognitive Styles of Their Undergraduate Instructors  

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This study was conducted to determine if the dissimilarity of cognitive style between the instructor and the student was related to student engagement in nine undergraduate classes. Kirton's Adaption-Innovation Inventory was used to measure cognitive style as a preference to a method of solving problems: either more adaptively or more

Friedel, Curtis R.; Rudd, Rick D.

2009-01-01

357

"Discourse Communities" and "Writing Apprenticeship": An Investigation of These Concepts in Undergraduate Education Students' Writing  

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This paper examines the concepts of discourse community and writing apprenticeship in the context of undergraduate education students' writing. Drawing on an integrated research methodology using marker feedback on student assignments and interview data, the paper addresses to what extent the concepts of discourse community and apprenticeship can

Woodward-Kron, Robyn

2004-01-01

358

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jon Beck; Brent Buckner; Olga Nikolova

2007-01-01

359

Assessment of Student and Faculty Mentor Perceptions of an International Undergraduate Research Program in Physical Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, we assess whether students and their faculty mentors in a Research Experience for Undergraduates program have similar perceptions about the relative importance of different outcomes of their study abroad experience. Results of a Q-analysis reveal a significant difference of opinion between the students and the faculty mentors. It is

Houser, Chris; Cahill, Anthony; Lemmons, Kelly

2014-01-01

360

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

361

The relationship between alcohol use and cigarette smoking in a sample of undergraduate college students  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the decade of the 1990s, smoking prevalence increased nearly 30% in the college student population. Although most college students initiate smoking before the age of 18, recent evidence suggests a sizable minority of undergraduates report starting smoking while in college. This study examined the concurrent use of alcohol and tobacco as well as the relationship between alcohol use and

Mark B. Reed; Rong Wang; Audrey M. Shillington; John D. Clapp; James E. Lange

2007-01-01

362

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bridgeman, Brent; Carlson, Sybil

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Trenbath, Thien-Kim Leckie

2012-01-01

364

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shaw, Kylie; Holbrook, Allyson; Bourke, Sid

2013-01-01

365

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Erickson, Lance V.

2012-01-01

366

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

367

Negotiating the "Multi" in Multilingualism and Multiliteracies: Undergraduate Students in Vancouver, Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article poses the following research question: How do multilingual students in higher education negotiate the "multi" in their multilingualism and multiliteracies? The article presents data from a qualitative study conducted with eight multilingual undergraduate university students in which the participants describe their complex

Marshall, Steve; Hayashi, Hisako; Yeung, Paul

2012-01-01

368

Drug Use and Mental Well Being among a Sample of Undergraduate and Graduate College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study proposes to describe the association between stress and alcohol drug use among a sample of undergraduate students. Results reveal health behaviors such as recreational drug use and drinking played an associative role with general well being. A significant relationship was also found between student participation in intramural or club sports

Lanier, Cynthia A.; Nicholson, Thomas; Duncan, David

2001-01-01

369

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

370

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

371

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

374

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

375

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-12-01

376

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2007-07-27

377

The effects of a CD-ROM textbook on student achievement and cognition-level attainment of undergraduate biology students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Purpose of the study. This study was designed to measure the effects of CD-ROM textbook integration on student achievement and student cognition-level-attainment for undergraduate general biology students. Four sections of general biology were selected as the study group. Two sections served as the experimental group receiving CD-ROM textbook integration. The remaining two sections served as the control group, and were taught biological content utilizing a traditional textbook. Procedure. This study employed a pre-experimental research design, static group comparison (Ary, Jacobs, & Razavieh, 1996: 331), to determine if a CD-ROM textbook had significant effects on student cognition-level-attainment and content achievement of undergraduate biology students. The study was conducted during the 2001 spring semester at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The duration of the treatment was approximately sixteen weeks. Four sections of general biology (N = 101) were selected as the study group. Two of the four sections of general biology (n = 48) were randomly selected by the researcher via coin toss to serve as the experimental group, Group A, and were taught biological content utilizing a CD-ROM Textbook. The remaining two sections of general biology (n = 53) served as the control group, Group B, and were taught biological content utilizing a traditional textbook. Various statistical tests were used in analysis of the data. The ten null hypotheses were tested at the .05 level of significance. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences program (SPSS), version 9.0 (SPSS, 1999), was used to process the data. Results. The results determined by this study were the overall effects of the CD-ROM textbook did not significantly differ from the effects of the traditional textbook on student content achievement and cognition-level-attainment. Conclusions. The utilization of CD-ROM textbook instruction is not superior at improving student achievement of biology content, as measured by overall student biology grades and NABT/NSTA High School Biology Examination scores, compared to traditional textbook instruction. In addition, CD-ROM textbook instruction is not superior at improving student mastery of biology content, as measured by the first three levels of Bloom's taxonomic scale, when compared to traditional textbook instruction. Furthermore, biology students participating in the CD-ROM textbook instruction, when compared to their traditional textbook counterparts, initially scored lower on unit examinations. However, these students scored higher on subsequent unit examinations, strongly indicating a temporal factor with student performance. This conclusion is supported by the findings of McLean et al. (1997). According to the findings of this study (1997), students participating in an electronic instructional medium exhibit an initial frustration level. Familiarization with the new technology over time parallels greatly reduced frustration levels.

Ludrick, Brad Burton

378

Undergraduate research in medical education: a descriptive study of students views  

PubMed Central

Background Medical students engage in curricular and extracurricular activities, including undergraduate research (UR). The advantages, difficulties and motivations for medical students pursuing research activities during their studies have rarely been addressed. In Brazil, some medical schools have included undergraduate research into their curriculum. The present study aimed to understand the reality of scientific practice among medical students at a well-established Brazilian medical school, analyzing this context from the students viewpoint. Methods A cross-sectional survey based on a questionnaire applied to students from years one to six enrolled in an established Brazilian medical school that currently has no curricular UR program. Results The questionnaire was answered by 415 students, 47.2% of whom were involved in research activities, with greater participation in UR in the second half of the course. Independent of student involvement in research activities, time constraints were cited as the main obstacle to participation. Among students not involved in UR, 91.1% said they favored its inclusion in the curriculum, since this would facilitate the development of such activity. This approach could signify an approximation between the axes of teaching and research. Among students who had completed at least one UR project, 87.7% said they would recommend the activity to students entering the course. Conclusion Even without an undergraduate research program, students of this medical school report strong involvement in research activities, but discussion of the difficulties inherent in its practice is important to future developments. PMID:24636494

2014-01-01

379

The Use of Undergraduate Students in a Long-Term Air Pollution Reduction Research Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the last ten years, a research project involving the study of the air pollutant emissions from small utility engines has been conducted. The project studied (1) the extent of the deterioration of the emissions as the engines age, (2) the causes of the deterioration, and (3) strategies for improving the emissions. Thirteen undergraduate students have worked on this project over the years. In comparison, only two M.S.-level graduate students (one of whom originally worked as an undergraduate student on the project) worked on the project over the same time. As a result, much of the research work was completed by these undergraduate students and their efforts played a large role in sustaining the project over its duration. Students who worked on this project benefited by performing engineering work in a modern research laboratory facility, thereby gaining experience that could be helpful for them in their future careers. In addition, the students had the opportunity to work with engineers from the industrial sponsors of the project. In these interactions, the students needed to learn how to work with other engineers, and communicate their questions, ideas, and results clearly. The reliance on undergraduate students, rather than graduate students, on the project did have some drawbacks. These include an increased need for guidance, and often an increased time for the completion of project tasks due to the students having less time to devote to the project. This paper describes the research activities of the students on the project, and contains a summary of the results. The educational benefits experienced by these students are described. In addition, project management issues such as maintaining project continuity, interaction with the project sponsors, and student recruitment are discussed. Some consideration on the impact of the project on future graduate school enrollment by the students is also presented.

Reisel, John

2011-03-23

380

Prevalence and Correlates of Bulimia Nervosa and Bulimic Behaviors in a Racially Diverse Sample of Undergraduate Students in Two Universities in Southeast Texas  

Microsoft Academic Search

This cross-sectional survey used a self-report questionnaire to measure the prevalence and correlates of bulimia nervosa and bulimic behaviors in a sample of undergraduate students enrolled in two state-supported universities in Texas in 1990. In one university, the student population was predominantly white; in the other, it was predominantly nonwhite. Bulimia status was assessed using criteria from the Diagnostic and

Amy R. Pemberton; Sally W. Vernon; Eun Sul Lee

381

Sole Support Parent NAME OF STUDENT: _______________________________________________  

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May 2014 Sole Support Parent NAME OF STUDENT application that your current status is sole support parent. To complete the processing of your application your study period and the birthdates of those children; and -A copy of your spouse's death certificate

Sinnamon, Gordon J.

382

Encouraging undergraduate research: a digital image processing approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, undergraduate research has gained significant attention in many computer science departments. There have been efforts to identify courses that could support undergraduate research activities. Some courses such as image processing provides excellent research opportunities to undergraduate students. However, in small and comprehensive schools there is little or no image processing research to support the course. This paper

Rahman Tashakkori

2005-01-01

383

Student Support for EIPBN 2010 Conference  

SciTech Connect

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.

Reginald C. Farrow

2011-03-11

384

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2013-01-01

385

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

PubMed Central

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

Seylani, Khatereh; Negarandeh, Reza; Mohammadi, Easa

2012-01-01

386

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

SciTech Connect

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}.

McCray, John

2013-09-30

387

Supporting Students as Scientists: One Mission's Efforts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA's CALIPSO satellite mission provides an array of opportunities for teachers, students, and the general public. In developing our latest plan for education and public outreach, CALIPSO focused on efforts that would support students as scientists. CALIPSO EPO activities are aimed at inspiring young scientists through multiple avenues of potential contact, including: educator professional development, student-scientist mentoring, curriculum resource development, and public outreach through collaborative mission efforts. In this session, we will explore how these avenues complement one another and take a closer look at the development of the educator professional development activities. As part of CALIPSO's EPO efforts, we have developed the GLOBE Atmosphere Investigations Programs (AIP). The program encourages students to engage in authentic science through research on the atmosphere. The National Research Council (NRC) has emphasized the importance of teaching scientific inquiry in the National Science Education Standards (1996, 2000) and scientific practice in the recent Framework for K-12 Science Education (2011). In order to encourage student-centered science inquiry, teacher training utilizing GLOBE Atmosphere Investigations and GLOBE's Student Research Process are provided to middle and high school teachers to assist them in incorporating real scientific investigations into their classroom. Through participation in the program, teachers become a part of GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) - an international community of teachers, students, and scientists studying environmental science in over 24,000 schools around the world. The program uses NASA's satellites and the collection of atmosphere data by students to provide an engaging science learning experience for the students, and teachers. The GLOBE Atmosphere Investigations program offers year-long support to both teachers and students through direct involvement with NASA activities. The program provides teachers with a one-week summer professional development workshop, long-term teacher support through classroom visits, teacher access to GLOBE instrumentation, and research opportunities for students. Professional development is centered on student engagement through inquiry, opportunities for collaborative student research, and the GLOBE Program's atmosphere protocols and learning activities. Beyond the training week, teachers receive follow-up specifically addressing current opportunities for student engagement in current research and opportunities for students to present research findings. The first cohort of teachers completed the professional development workshop in July 2012. This session will summarize the planning and implementation details of the summer workshop, including schedule and materials. In addition to these details, we will share our evaluation of follow-up activities and survey results highlighting teachers' perceived barriers to implementing atmosphere investigations. These results will add to the discussion on effective programs aimed at inspiring young scientists.

Taylor, J.; Chambers, L. H.; Trepte, C. R.

2012-12-01

388

ESTIMATED COST TO THE DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENT Tuition and Fees: See the Southern Illinois University Bulletin (Undergraduate Catalog).  

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........................................................................................ 60.00 Dues: Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHAESTIMATED COST TO THE DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENT Tuition and Fees: See the Southern Illinois University Bulletin (Undergraduate Catalog). Room and Board: Dependent upon type of housing. Dental Hygiene Mandatory

Nickrent, Daniel L.

389

University Policy (Graduates, undergraduates in the School of Nursing, students in the Post-Baccalaureate, Pre-Medical program)  

E-print Network

registers to achieve individual academic goals. Students enrolled in an approved Dual Degree program ­ Satisfactory Academic Progress University of Rochester Financial Aid Office #12;wwwUniversity Policy (Graduates, undergraduates in the School of Nursing, students in the Post

Cantlon, Jessica F.

390

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Janna Shadduck-Hernndez

2006-01-01

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Downs, Colleen Thelma

2010-01-01

392

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tekinarslan, Erkan

2013-01-01

393

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weaver, Robert D.; Yun, Sung Hyun

2011-01-01

394

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yilmazel-Sahin, Yesim

2009-01-01

395

Success, recruitment, and retention of academically elite women students without STEM backgrounds in US undergraduate engineering education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This longitudinal, cross-institutional, qualitative study of undergraduate women engineering students revealed an under-recognized type of student who succeeds in engineering undergraduate programs. Non-traditional Engineering Organized (NEO) students have excellent overall high school grades and organizational skills but lack a concentrated background in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas compared with the familiar Traditional Engineering Discipline (TED) Students with strong

Lisa A. McLoughlin

2009-01-01

396

Making research real: embedding a longitudinal study in a taught research course for undergraduate nursing students.  

PubMed

Learning how and why scholarly research underpins and informs professional nursing practice is a continual challenge for undergraduate nursing students. They find the language and methods of research to be unfamiliar and unsettling. The work of educators thus becomes the process of breaking down barriers to students' understanding of research processes and application. Such work is increasingly important in the current era of evidence based practice, where students must be competent in sourcing, critiquing and applying research to meet real clinical questions. In response, as lecturers who taught the course, Research for Health Professionals, we have reinvented how research is taught to second year undergraduate students. This article outlines our creative approach to facilitate students learning research theory and methodology by conducting a "real-life" research study in a local retirement community. PMID:22100420

Niven, Elizabeth; Roy, Dianne E; Schaefer, Barbara A; Gasquoine, Susan E; Ward, Frances A

2013-01-01

397

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

PubMed Central

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 1117, 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.

Martins, Alexandre; Mello-Carpes, Pmela Billig

2014-01-01

398

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

E-print Network

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. This study employed a...

Banda, Rosa 1978-

2013-01-11

399

Psychiatric Curriculum and its Impact on the Attitude of Indian Undergraduate Medical Students and Interns  

PubMed Central

Context: Psychiatry is given very less importance in the Indian undergraduate medical curriculum and this affects the attitudes of students toward psychiatry and mentally ill patients. Aim: To study the attitude of undergraduate medical students and interns toward psychiatry and mentally ill patients. Materials and Methods: Undergraduate medical students and interns of a private medical college and research institute in South India consented to form our sample. We studied the General Health Questionnaire, overall level of satisfaction in ongoing Medical course using Visual Analog Scale, attitudes toward psychiatry scale and the attitudes toward mentally ill patient's scale of the students, with their informed consent. SPSS version 18 was used for analysis of data. Results: Participation rate was 96%. Mean age of entire sample was 20.56 years. The total mean score on the General Health Questionnaire was 13.52 in first year but became worse toward internship (18.2). The level of satisfaction in the medical course dipped from 86% at baseline to 20% during internship. Equally high scores were noted in the attitude toward mentally ill scale. On the attitude toward psychiatry scale, there were more views on psychiatry as being an unscientific specialty, psychiatrists being considered poor role models, and psychiatric teaching was of low quality and psychiatry was the least preferred career choice. Conclusions: The undergraduate medical students have a very unfavorable attitude toward psychiatry and mentally ill patients. PMID:21716779

Lingeswaran, Anand

2010-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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.

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

2014-01-01

401

Student Selection Criteria in Undergraduate Leadership Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the success of graduates directly influencing the college's reputation and ranking, leadership propensity should be an important selection criterion in higher education institution's undergraduate admissions processes, but is it? For most colleges and universities, selection is done through a paper application containing only a sliver of the

Kan, Daniel B.; Reichard, Rebecca J.

2009-01-01

402

Priority Health Behavior Practices among Chinese Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Ping H.

2004-01-01

403

A Program for Improving Undergraduate Psychology Students' Basic Writing Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined the effects of in-class writing instruction, practice, peer review, and feedback on writing skills of undergraduates enrolled in a general psychology course. We rated writing for grammar, writing style, mechanics, and American Psychological Association referencing style. Significant differences emerged on the 4 writing skill domains (p

Fallahi, Carolyn R.; Wood, Rebecca M.; Austad, Carol Shaw; Fallahi, Hamid

2006-01-01

404

Thin-Layer Chromatography: Four Simple Activities for Undergraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents activities that can be used to introduce thin-layer chromatography at the undergraduate level in relatively less developed countries and that can be performed with very simple and commonly available apparati in high schools and colleges. Activities include thin-layer chromatography with a test-tube, capillary feeder, burette, and rotating

Anwar, Jamil; And Others

1996-01-01

405

Using Technology in Undergraduate Admission: A Student Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lindbeck, Robin; Fodrey, Brian

2010-01-01

406

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Robinson, Carrie

407

Self-Medication Practice and Perceptions Among Undergraduate Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study  

PubMed Central

Background: Self-medication practice is widespread in many countries and the irrational use of drugs is a cause of concern.It assumes a special significance among medical students as they are exposed to knowledge about diseases and drugs. Aim: To assess practice and perception of self medication among undergraduate medical students. Materials and Methods: It is a cross-sectional study in which study population consisted of undergraduate medical students of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College Gulbarga, Karnataka, India. This study was conducted from March to April 2014. Total 448 students were taken. Out of which 8 incomplete questionnaires were excluded and 440 were analysed. The students who took self-medication during last six months were included. Written informed consent was obtained from each volunteer prior to the study. Students were given a questionnaire that include both open and close ended questions about self-medication practice. Ethical Approval: Ethics Committee approval was obtained from the Institutional Ethics Committee of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, India, prior to the commencement of the study. Statistical Analysis: Data was analysed and presented as counts and percentages. Results: It was found that 388 (88.18%) students practiced self medication. The principal morbidity for seeking self medication was cold and cough as reported by 304 (78.35%) students. Antibiotics were most commonly self medicated as reported by 248 (63.91%) students, out of which only 92 (37.1%) students completed the full course of antibiotic regimen. Only 176 (40%) students opined that self medication is part of self care. Conclusion: Self-medication is widely practiced among undergraduate medical students. In this situation, we should educate the students about advantages and disadvantages of self medication.

S. H., Vardhamane; B.V., Patil; Santoshkumar, Jeevangi; Binjawadgi, Ashok S; Kanaki, Anand R

2014-01-01

408

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gross, Nicholas A.; Lopez, Ramon E.

2009-01-01

409

What if Undergraduate Students Designed Their Own Web Learning Environment? Exploring Students' Web 2.0 Mentality through Participatory Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Following the increasing calls for a more skeptical analysis of web 2.0 and the empowerment of learners' voices in formulating upcoming technologies, this paper elaborates on the participatory design of a web learning environment. A total of 117 undergraduate students from two Greek Informatics Departments participated in 25 participatory design

Palaigeorgiou, G.; Triantafyllakos, G.; Tsinakos, A.

2011-01-01

410

Supporting Student Transition through Social Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Views about the role of Facebook and other social networking sites in education are extremely varied. Facebook threatens academic success and yet "certain kinds of Facebook use" can support study; indeed, Facebooking students may perform better than their unwired peers (Ellison, Steinfield, and Lampe 2007). Facebook is emphatically a social

Woodley, Carolyn; Meredith, CaAtherine

2012-01-01

411

Determining When a Student Requires Paraeducator Support.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article outlines the rationale for developing a process to help Individualized Education Program teams determine when to assign paraeducators to support students with disabilities in general education classrooms. It describes a formal, decision-making model, its benefits, and its effects. A needs checklist and assistance matrix is provided.

Mueller, Patricia H.; Murphy, Francis V.

2001-01-01

412

Supporting Student Outcomes through Expanded Learning Opportunities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This purpose of this report is to examine the role of after school and summer learning programs in supporting student success and to help bridge the divide between out-of-school time programs and schools by offering research-derived principles for effective expanded learning partnership efforts. Discussion points include: (1) Benefits of expanded

Little, Priscilla M.

2009-01-01

413

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Neil Morris (University of Leeds); Luke Ramsay (University of Leeds); Vikesh Chauhan (University of Leeds)

2012-06-01

414

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

415

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

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Systems, (c) Finance, (d) Economics, Business Organizations, Professional Ethics, and/or BusinessUMass Lowell MSA Curriculum outline Students with undergraduate non-business degrees Credits.612 Advanced Cost Management 3 60.630 Taxation of Business Entities 3 60.640 Financial Accounting Theory

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

416

Valla Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to incoming, first-year undergraduate students majoring in  

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Valla Merit Scholarship: · This scholarship is awarded to incoming, first-year undergraduate (combined Math and Critical Reading sections). · To maintain the scholarship for the five years, the student must remain in good academic standing with the university. Chizen Merit Scholarship: · This scholarship

Su, Xiao

417

Using Web-Based Key Character and Classification Instruction for Teaching Undergraduate Students Insect Identification  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to determine whether undergraduate students receiving web-based instruction based on traditional, key character, or classification instruction differed in their performance of insect identification tasks. All groups showed a significant improvement in insect identifications on pre- and post-two-dimensional picture

Golick, Douglas A.; Heng-Moss, Tiffany M.; Steckelberg, Allen L.; Brooks, David. W.; Higley, Leon G.; Fowler, David

2013-01-01

418

Teaching Creative Problem Solving Methods to Undergraduate Economics and Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Cancer, Vesna

2014-01-01

419

Race/Ethnicity of Undergraduate Students (U. S. Citizens) Fall 1994 to Fall 2013  

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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

Schweik, Charles M.

420

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

421

Drinking Game Participation among Undergraduate Students Attending National Alcohol Screening Day  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Cameron, Jennifer M.; Heidelberg, Natalie; Simmons, Lisa; Lyle, Sarah B.; Mitra-Varma, Kathakali; Correia, Chris

2010-01-01

422

Examining the Relationships Between Resilience, Mental Health, and Academic Persistence in Undergraduate College Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: In this study, the relationships between measures of interpersonal resilience, intrapersonal resilience, and mental health were examined with respect to academic and social integration, key determinants of academic persistence. Participants: A sample (n = 605) of undergraduate students was recruited from 2 midwestern universities during the 20072008 academic year. Methods: Hierarchal (or sequential) regression analysis examined whether the inter-

Michael T. Hartley

2011-01-01

423

Academic and Work-Related Burnout: A Longitudinal Study of Working Undergraduate University Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Galbraith, Craig S.; Merrill, Gregory B.

2012-01-01

424

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McDonald, James E.; Robinson, Rosanna L.

2014-01-01

426

Learning from the Stories of Successful Undergraduate Latina/Latino Students: The Importance of Mentoring  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to review the stories of 13 academically successful Latino undergraduate students and explore the role that mentoring and sponsorship played in their lives. A qualitative analysis was conducted to examine the participants' stories using two main descriptors of mentoring and sponsorship. Analyses indicated that

Zalaquett, Carlos P.; Lopez, Alana D.

2006-01-01

427

Quantitative Investigations of Biodiesel Fuel Using Infrared Spectroscopy: An Instrumental Analysis Experiment for Undergraduate Chemistry Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Biodiesel has gained attention in recent years as a renewable fuel source due to its reduced greenhouse gas and particulate emissions, and it can be produced within the United States. A laboratory experiment designed for students in an upper-division undergraduate laboratory is described to study biodiesel production and biodiesel mixing with

Ault, Andrew P.; Pomeroy, Robert

2012-01-01

428

Mobile Phone Applications in the University Classroom: Perceptions of Undergraduate Students in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the level of mobile phone applications in university classrooms in Jordan. A sample of 313 undergraduate students participated in the study by completing the researchers' designed questionnaire, which is composed of 13 items. The results of the study indicate that participants perceived a high

Ashour, Rateb; Alzghool, Haneen; Iyadat, Yousef; Abu-Alruz, Jamal

2012-01-01

429

Animal Use, Student Choice, and Non-Animal Alternatives at "America's Best" Undergraduate Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cunningham, Paul F.

2003-01-01

430

Enhancing the Undergraduate Student Experience via Fund-Raising Partnerships: An Action Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This project was developed from practitioner action research and considers the impact of integrating fund-raising activities into the formal curriculum with a target group of undergraduate students. The main aim of this project was to evaluate the impact of developing fund-raising activities as an integral aspect at both module and programme

Thorley, Wendy; Marjoribanks, Bruce; Kranz, Julian

2014-01-01

431

"Not Necessarily a Bad Thing ...": A Study of Online Plagiarism amongst Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whilst the copying, falsification and plagiarism of essays and assignments has long been a prevalent form of academic misconduct amongst undergraduate students, the increasing use of the internet in higher education has raised concern over enhanced levels of online plagiarism and new types of "cyber-cheating". Based on a self-report study of 1222

Selwyn, Neil

2008-01-01

432

A Cultural Heuristic Approach to the Study of Jamaican Undergraduate Students' Achievement Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, there have been increasing calls to develop a more contextually-based, sociocultural perspective of achievement motivation. With this in mind, this mixed method study examined Jamaican, of the West Indies, undergraduate students' perception of motivation. This study was conducted in two phases. First, a qualitative

Clayton, Karen Elizabeth

2012-01-01

433

Citation Behavior of Undergraduate Students: A Study of History, Political Science, and Sociology Papers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this analysis was to obtain local citation behavior data on undergraduates researching history, political science, and sociology papers. The study found that students cited books and journals even with the availability of web sources; however, usage varied by subject. References to specific websites' domains also varied across subject

Hendley, Michelle

2012-01-01

434

Promoting Active Learning: Student-Led Data Gathering in Undergraduate Statistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholarship on teaching undergraduates increasingly emphasizes the benefits of providing students with an active role in their education whereby instructors are more aptly described as facilitators of knowledge rather than merely providers of it. Additionally, recommendations from the American Sociological Association aimed specifically at the

Strangfeld, Jennifer A.

2013-01-01

435

A Computational-Modeling Course for Undergraduate Students in Chemical Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The PC-based software technology, a computational-modeling course, for undergraduate chemistry students helps them to understand the molecular modeling in a better way. This course would be able to accommodate a wider array of topics and a greater depth of theory as the modeling is increasingly incorporated into the chemistry curriculum.

Hessley, Rita K.

2004-01-01

436

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Vincent Connelly; Julie E. Dockrell; Jo Barnett

2005-01-01

437

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

438

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Financial stress is commonly experienced among college students and is associated with adverse academic, mental health, and physical health outcomes. Surprisingly, no validated measures of financial stress have been developed for undergraduate populations. The present study was conducted to generate and evaluate a measure of financial stress for

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

2010-01-01

439

Examining the Relationships between Resilience, Mental Health, and Academic Persistence in Undergraduate College Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: In this study, the relationships between measures of interpersonal resilience, intrapersonal resilience, and mental health were examined with respect to academic and social integration, key determinants of academic persistence. Participants: A sample (n = 605) of undergraduate students was recruited from 2 midwestern universities during

Hartley, Michael T.

2011-01-01

440

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

441

Bibliographic Management Software: A Focus Group Study of the Preferences and Practices of Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the growing population of undergraduate students on our campus and an increased focus on their success, librarians at a large midwestern university were interested in the citation management styles of this university cohort. Our university library spends considerable resources each year to maintain and promote access to the robust

Salem, Jamie; Fehrmann, Paul

2013-01-01

442

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

443

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wright, Shirley J.

2012-01-01

444

Undergraduate* Change of Campus Form *Graduate students should contact the graduate school or their major department.  

E-print Network

or spring semester. Fill out the online Intercampus Enrollment Request form to request one-time enrollment. Who should fill out a change of campus form? Submit a change of campus form to the campus where youUndergraduate* Change of Campus Form *Graduate students should contact the graduate school

Collins, Gary S.

445

Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program TO: Applied Science students considering internships 12/13  

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1 Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program TO: Applied Science students considering internships 12/13 FROM: Michele Lee, Coordinator, Internship Program ­ leem@queensu.ca DATE Applied Science graduates who complete an internship as part of their program will be granted a Bachelor

Graham, Nick

446

Introduction Graduate scholarships Proposal writing tips Undergraduate student research awards Applying for NSERC Scholarships  

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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

Stockie, John

447

Undergraduate Student Ethics Outcomes 4/28/14 draft developed by the CSM Assessment Committee  

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will apply the NSPE Code of Ethics to ethical situations that involve engineers, their clientsUndergraduate Student Ethics Outcomes 4/28/14 draft developed by the CSM Assessment Committee departments have struggled to develop meaning strategies to assess ethics (particularly in relation

448

History of Mathematics: Three Activities to Use with Undergraduate Students and In-Service Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Loats, Jim; White, Diana; Rubino, Carmen

2014-01-01

449

Trends in Alcohol Consumption among Undergraduate Students at a Northeastern Public University, 2002-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bulmer, Sandra Minor; Irfan, Syed; Mugno, Raymond; Barton, Barbara; Ackerman, Louise

2010-01-01

450

Basic English Writing: An Experimental Course Structure against Semantic Misinterpretation in Undergraduate Student Writing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Course designs for Basic English Writing classes vary from one course to another. The objective of this study was to investigate the semantic misinterpretation of English words found in the English compositions written by native-Chinese-speaking undergraduate students and to overcome if such a barrier occurred in the process of writing. First,

In, Fan-yu; Liao, Hui-Chuan

2008-01-01

451

Physical Activity and the Common Cold in Undergraduate University Students: Implications for Health Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The common cold, known as upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), is the world's most prevalent illness. The purpose of this study was to determine if physical activity is linked to the incidence and/or duration of the common cold. Method: Undergraduate university students (n=200) were asked to complete two questionnaires. The

Vossen, Deborah P.; McArel, Heather; Vossen, Jeffery F.; Thompson, Angela M.

2004-01-01

452

Teaching Molecular Biology to Undergraduate Biology Students: An Illustration of Protein Expression and Purification  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practical classes on protein expression and purification were given to undergraduate biology students enrolled in the elective course "Introduction to Genetic Engineering." The heterologous expression of the green fluorescent protein (GFP)* of "Aequorea victoria" is an interesting system for didactic purposes because it can be viewed easily during

Sommer, Cesar Adolfo; Silva, Flavio Henrique; Novo, Maria Teresa Marques

2004-01-01

453

How and Why We Should Encourage Undergraduate Geography Students to Participate in the Erasmus Programme  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studying or working abroad during the course of an undergraduate degree has been associated with many positive outcomes and benefits. Despite this, there is scant literature on the role higher education institution (HEIs) play in encouraging outgoing student mobility. There is subsequently limited practical guidance for individuals within HEIs

Deakin, Hannah

2013-01-01

454

The Challenges and Rewards of an International Undergraduate Student Learning Interaction in Geography  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the spring of 2007, approximately 50 undergraduate introductory geography students in Papua New Guinea and the United States participated in a four-week international collaboration using the nationalism module available from the Association of American Geographers' Center for Global Geography Education. This paper reports on the challenges and

Baiio, Wasang; Ray, Waverly C.

2011-01-01

455

Researcher Development: The Impact of Undergraduate Research Opportunity Programmes on Students in the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate research opportunity programmes (UROP) are common in North America where research has confirmed their benefits. These schemes are gaining ground in the UK, and this article provides evidence for how UK students are benefiting from the experience. Results suggest UROP makes a significant contribution to the research capabilities and

John, Joanna; Creighton, John

2011-01-01

456

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 1. Undergraduate student INTERNSHIP CONTRACT  

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 1. Undergraduate student INTERNSHIP CONTRACT 2: ___________________ Location of internship: _____________________________________ From: _________ to _________ (dates) Hrs. Internships will be 1 s. h. (minimum) to 12 s. h. (maximum). The faculty supervisor will enter the S/U grade

Rose, Annkatrin

457

Undergraduate Students Conducting Research in the Life Sciences: Opportunities for Connected Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some scholars have publicly criticized large research universities for failing to provide undergraduate students with the skills and abilities needed to succeed both in life and in the workforce. One strategy, taken at UCLA, is to use its strength as a research institution as the foundation of curricular reform; for example, by bringing research

Levis-Fitzgerald, Marc; Denson, Nida; Kerfeld, Cheryl A.

2005-01-01

458

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM For Students Starting in Fall 2010 Graduating in 2014  

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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM For Students Starting in Fall 2010 Graduating MAE 2010 Intro to Aerospace Engineering (3) APMA 2130 Ordinary Differ Eqn (4) MAE 2300 Statics (3) MAE Mechanics I (3) MAE 3220 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (4) MAE 3310 Aerospace Structures (3) MAE 3820

Sherriff, Mark S.

459

Multiple Health Behaviors and Psychological Well-Being of Chinese Female Undergraduate Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined Chinese female college students' multiple health behaviors, their quality of life, and mental and psychological well-being and compared that with American counterparts. A convenience sample of 293 female undergraduates participated in the study during spring 2010, in Eastern China. A traditional self-report paper-pencil

Bian, Hui; Wu, Jingjin; Li, Yan; Largo-Wight, Erin

2012-01-01

460

Undergraduate Involvement in Extracurricular Activities and Leadership Development in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify and describe experiences of undergraduate extracurricular involvement that result in increased leadership development. Senior students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University completed an online questionnaire about their extracurricular experiences. Leadership development

Foreman, Elizabeth A.; Retallick, Michael S.

2012-01-01

461

Critical Appraisal of Information on the Web in Practice: Undergraduate Students' Knowledge, Reported Use, and Behaviour  

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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

Hogan, Neil; Varnhagen, Connie

2012-01-01

462

Undergraduate Management Students' Perceptions of What Makes a Successful Virtual Group  

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Purpose: There are a number of factors that are essential to understanding the pedagogy, learning and knowledge requirements of developing virtual platforms for delivering effective course interaction using the World Wide Web (the web). The purpose of this paper is to focus on web-based group work amongst undergraduate management students, during

Gapp, Rod; Fisher, Ron

2012-01-01

463

An Undergraduate Student of Color on the Study of Success in STEM  

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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

Williams, Bobby R.

2010-01-01

464

The Inextricability of Identity, Participation, and Math Learning among Latino/a Undergraduate Students  

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This study holistically explores the experiences of two Latino/a undergraduate freshman pursuing or interested in pursuing STEM majors as they engage in an Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) Calculus I workshop; a mathematical community of practice recognized for assisting culturally diverse student groups in realizing mathematical success. The study

Oppland, Sarah Beth

2010-01-01

465

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

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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

Adolph, Stephen C.

2007-01-01

466

A Course Designed for Undergraduate Biochemistry Students to Learn about Cultural Diversity Issues  

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Biology, biochemistry, and other science students are well trained in science and familiar with how to conduct and evaluate scientific experiments. They are less aware of cultural issues or how these will impact their careers in research, education, or as professional health care workers. A course was developed for advanced undergraduate science

Benore-Parsons, Marilee

2006-01-01

467

Unconventional Internet Genres and Their Impact on Second Language Undergraduate Students' Writing Process  

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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

Radia, Pavlina; Stapleton, Paul

2008-01-01

468

Effect of Belief Bias on the Development of Undergraduate Students' Reasoning about Inference  

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Psychologists have discovered a phenomenon called "Belief Bias" in which subjects rate the strength of arguments based on the believability of the conclusions. This paper reports the results of a small qualitative pilot study of undergraduate students who had previously taken an algebra-based introduction to statistics class. The subjects in this

Kaplan, Jennifer K.

2009-01-01

469

Teaching Simple Experimental Design to Undergraduates: Do Your Students Understand the Basics?  

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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

Hiebert, Sara M.

2007-01-01

470

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

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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

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

2011-01-01

471

Introducing Programmable Logic to Undergraduate Engineering Students in a Digital Electronics Course  

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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

Todorovich, E.; Marone, J. A.; Vazquez, M.

2012-01-01

472

Cooperative Learning, Jigsaw Strategies, and Reflections of Graduate and Undergraduate Education Students  

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Classes of undergraduate and graduate students assigned to three professors were used to experience cooperative learning, jigsaw strategies, and to reflect on the process that occurred over a semester. The work is based upon theories of social interdependence, cognitive development, and behavioral learning. Pre- and post surveys were completed by

Morgan, Bobbette M.; Rodriguez, Alma D.; Rosenberg, Graciela P.

2008-01-01

473

Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate--Newark Office of Student and Academic Services  

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those goals. The Rutgers Business School's academic advisors look forward to collaborating with youRutgers Business School: Undergraduate--Newark Office of Student and Academic Services 1 Washington coursework requires strong dedication and careful academic planning. Academic advisement is not an event

Lin, Xiaodong

474

Lessons Learned from Undergraduate Students in Designing a Science-Based Course in Bioethics  

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Columbia University offers two innovative undergraduate science-based bioethics courses for student majoring in biosciences and pre-health studies. The goals of these courses are to introduce future scientists and healthcare professionals to the ethical questions they will confront in their professional lives, thus enabling them to strategically

Loike, John D.; Rush, Brittany S.; Schweber, Adam; Fischbach, Ruth L.

2013-01-01

475

Tiered Internship Model for Undergraduate Students in Geospatial Science and Technology  

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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

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

2015-01-01

476

The Impact of International Internships on Undergraduate College Students' Career Development  

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In recent years, a growing number of undergraduate college and university students in the United States have sought international internships. A great deal has been written about internships as a form of experiential learning and a great deal has been written about international study abroad as a source for global learning, but there is limited

Benedict-Augustine, Amy L.

2010-01-01

477

Communication, and Team-Working Skills in Second-Year Undergraduate Chemistry Students  

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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,

Mc Goldrick, Niamh B.; Marzec, Bartosz; Scully, P. Noelle; Draper, Sylvia M.

2013-01-01

478

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

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

Yang, Hui-Jen; Lay, Yun-Long

2011-01-01

479

How Educational Practices Affect the Development of Lifelong Learning Orientations in Traditionally-aged Undergraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated curricular conditions and educational practices that influenced the development of life-long learning orientations\\u000a among 405 undergraduate students. Results suggest that growth in life-long learning orientations was facilitated by instruction\\u000a that included opportunities for reflection, active learning, and perspective-taking and that provided students with opportunities\\u000a for positively interacting with diverse peers. Negative diverse peer interactions were found to stifle

Matthew J. Mayhew; Gregory C. Wolniak; Ernest T. Pascarella

2008-01-01

480

`DEAR Professor DYSON:' Twenty Years of Correspondence Between Freeman Dyson and Undergraduate Students  

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For twenty years the students in my "Science, Technology, and Society" course, where we use Disturbing the Universe as a textbook, have corresponded with Professor Dyson. That someone of Professor Dyson's standing consistently makes a priority of promptly answering the letters of undergraduate students from all academic majors, and does so with grace and kindness, insight and wisdom, offers a personal glimpse into his character and integrity. On behalf of my students, and as a way of publicly thanking Professor Dyson for participating in our course conversations, I am honored to share samples of our correspondence with him over the years, including student reflections on his involvement in their education.

Neuenschwander, Dwight E.

2014-04-01

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Strategies for Embedding Scholarship in the Educational Experiences of Engineering Technology Undergraduate Students  

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The hallmark of Engineering Technology (ET) programs is its student-centered curriculum and hands-on approach to teaching. Many institutions with ET programs now require scholarship of their ET faculty in addition to their teaching duties. In many institutions that have always emphasized scholarship and research, undergraduate student education has often times taken a back seat to research. The question that arises for ET programs as we begin to engage in scholarly activities is: how do we insure that ET scholarship is student-centered similar to ET teaching and curriculum? The benefits of scholarship to ET students include enhancement of their critical thinking, innovative, lifelong learning skills, skills that many ET employers today are looking for in our students. In this paper, the author examines issues relating to the importance of scholarship to ET undergraduate students, barriers to ET student scholarship, mechanisms for embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum, resources required to facilitate ET student scholarship, and feedback from ET student scholars who recently worked on a scholarly project with the author. The author concludes that embedding scholarship in the ET curriculum is very desirable and suggests some ways and means to facilitate and nurture student scholarship in ET.

Aghayere, Abi

2009-08-27

482

Graduate and Undergraduate Students' Teaching Practices in a Place-Based Outreach Program  

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This study explores how university students (i.e., undergraduate and graduate students) participating in a place-based outreach program practiced teaching strategies on four field trips. The outreach program, Learning in Place-Based Environments (LPBE), provided opportunities for the university students to teach fifth grade students about place, including through focusing on the natural attributes of a place, promoting sustainable living in a place, and integrating the diverse meanings that a place holds (see Semken, 2005). This research is informed by the literature on science teacher effectiveness, science outreach programs that provide teaching opportunities, learning to teach through apprenticeship, and place-based education. The intended and enacted curricula of the LPBE program were studied. The field trip station lesson plans were reviewed for evidence of place-based teaching strategies. Videotapes of the university students teaching fifth grade students in different outdoor locations were analyzed according to the types of teaching strategies that they practiced. In addition, the frequency and co-occurrence of various teaching strategies were examined. Overall, the university students practiced relatively few place-based teaching strategies. Also, challenges that the university students faced while teaching fifth grade students on the field trips are outlined. This study has implications for developing training opportunities for educators to learn about how to incorporate place into their educational programs. Keywords: place-based education, science outreach programs, undergraduate and graduate students

Nilsen, Katherine Joy

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Students' Participation in an Interdisciplinary, Socioscientific Issues Based Undergraduate Human Biology Major and Their Understanding of Scientific Inquiry  

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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.

Eastwood, Jennifer L.; Sadler, Troy D.; Sherwood, Robert D.; Schlegel, Whitney M.

2013-06-01

484

Best Practices in Organizing a Cadre of Undergraduate Science Outreach Students  

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Engaging future scientists, while they are undergraduates, in education and public outreach is an effective strategy for ensuring future participation in high-quality education and public outreach. Since 2003, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory has organized undergraduate science students for education and public outreach work. This outreach cadre has proven remarkably successful at running star parties, working with schools and afterschool programs such as at the Boys and Girls Clubs, conducting special projects related to Spanish language astronomy education materials, and in building kits for use in outreach. They have also done programs with portable planetariums and have even fixed a planetarium projector. Students have also played integral roles in several NSF-funded education projects such as Hands-On Optics. We explain our model for recruiting, training, and organizing our team of 5-7 students. These students are paid for their work but also are mentored in science, their coursework, and in other skills critical for professional success. Notably, a large number of these students have gone on to pursue graduate work. We also describe our use of undergraduate students who participated in our outreach work as part of the Collaboration to Advance Teaching Technology and Science NSF GK-12 project.

Pompea, S. M.; Walker, C. E.; Sparks, R.

2011-12-01

485

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

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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

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

2014-01-01

486

The C-MORE Scholars Program: Engaging minority students in STEM through undergraduate research  

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There have been several studies that show how undergraduate research experiences (REU) have a positive impact on a students academic studies and career path, including being a positive influence toward improving the student's lab skills and ability to work independently. Moreover, minority students appear to relate to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts better when they are linked with (1) a service learning component, and (2) STEM courses that include a cultural and social aspect that engages the student in a way that does not distract from the students technical learning. It is also known that a place-based approach that incorporates traditional (indigenous) knowledge can help engage underrepresented minority groups in STEM disciplines and increase science literacy. Based on the methods and best practices used by other minority serving programs and described in the literature, the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) has successfully developed an academic-year REU to engage and train the next generation of scientists. The C-MORE Scholars Program provides undergraduate students majoring in an ocean or earth science-related field, especially underrepresented students such as Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the opportunity to participate in unique and cutting edge hands-on research experiences. The program appoints awardees at one of three levels based on previous research and academic experience, and students can progress through the various tiers as their skills and STEM content knowledge develop. All awardees receive guidance on a research project from a mentor who is a scientist at the university and/or industry. A key component of the program is the inclusion of professional development activities to help the student continue towards post graduation education or prepare for career opportunities after they receive their undergraduate STEM degree.

Gibson, B. A.; Bruno, B. C.

2010-12-01

487

Comparative Study of Student Support Services of AIOU and UKOU  

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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

Choudhry, Amtul Hafeez; Gujjar, Aijaz Ahmed; Hafeez, Muhammad Rashid

2008-01-01

488

The Wretched Refuse of a Teeming Shore? A Critical Examination of the Quality of Undergraduate Marketing Students  

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What is the quality of students attracted to the marketing major relative to other business majors? Although some anecdotal evidence suggests that undergraduate marketing students are less quantitatively oriented, there has been no comprehensive assessment of the overall quality of marketing students relative to other business students. Using a

Aggarwal, Praveen; Vaidyanathan, Rajiv; Rochford, Linda

2007-01-01

489

Systems Approach to Special Education: Undergraduate Student Teaching.  

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This report provides a theoretical and practical use of a systems approach as it applies to student teacher training programs. Areas of primary focus include: (a) identification of preliminary competencies for student teachers and development of measures for predicting success in student teaching; (b) development both of behavioral objectives for

Swanson, Lee

490

Undergraduate Medical Students' Reasoning with Regard to the Prescribing Process  

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When final year medical students reporting poor prescribing confidence were tested, key prescribing weaknesses emerged. This study aimed to characterize student variability in both the experience of and cognitive levels displayed during prescribing. Blooms Taxonomy cognitive categories were assigned to each question of a student test measuring

Harries, C. S.; Botha, J.

2007-01-01

491

Work Placements and Academic Achievement: Undergraduate Computing Students  

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and understand whether students who complete a work placement as part of their degree course achieve a better classification of degree than those students who do not include a placement. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted by extracting the profiles of computing students from

Patel, Nayna; Brinkman, Willem-Paul; Coughlan, Jane

2012-01-01

492

PROFILE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2012/13 Four Undergraduate Schools...  

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Studies French French and European Studies German German and European Studies History History of Art · All students engage in a liberal arts curriculum · Most students take classes in more than one school · Balance between rigorous academics and student life creates an engaged and close community College of Arts

Luo, Haoxiang

493

Comparing Mental Health Issues among Undergraduate and Graduate Students  

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Background: Stress and other mental health issues can negatively impact the health and academic performance of college students. Purpose: Examine relationships among stress, mental health, and academic classification in a national sample of college students. Methods: Analyses utilized secondary data from 27 387 college students responding to the

Wyatt, Tammy; Oswalt, Sara B.

2013-01-01

494

Perceived Benefits of Pre-Clinical Simulation-based Training on Clinical Learning Outcomes among Omani Undergraduate Nursing Students  

PubMed Central

Objectives: This study aimed to explore the benefits perceived by Omani undergraduate maternity nursing students regarding the effect of pre-clinical simulation-based training (PSBT) on clinical learning outcomes. Methods: This non-experimental quantitative survey was conducted between August and December 2012 among third-year baccalaureate nursing students at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. Voluntary participants were exposed to faculty-guided PSBT sessions using low- and medium-fidelity manikins, standardised scenarios and skill checklists on antenatal, intranatal, postnatal and newborn care and assessment. Participants answered a purposely designed self-administered questionnaire on the benefits of PSBT in enhancing learning outcomes. Items were categorised into six subscales: knowledge, skills, patient safety, academic safety, confidence and satisfaction. Scores were rated on a four-point Likert scale. Results: Of the 57 participants, the majority (95.2%) agreed that PSBT enhanced their knowledge. Most students (94.3%) felt that their patient safety practices improved and 86.5% rated PSBT as beneficial for enhancing skill competencies. All male students and 97% of the female students agreed that PSBT enhanced their confidence in the safe holding of newborns. Moreover, 93% of participants were satisfied with PSBT. Conclusion: Omani undergraduate nursing students perceived that PSBT enhanced their knowledge, skills, patient safety practices and confidence levels in providing maternity care. These findings support the use of simulation training as a strategy to facilitate clinical learning outcomes in future nursing courses in Oman, although further research is needed to explore the objective impact of PSBT on learning outcomes.

Madhavanprabhakaran, Girija; Al-Khasawneh, Esra; Wittmann, Lani

2015-01-01

495

Identifying Important Career Indicators of Undergraduate Geoscience Students Upon Completion of Their Degree  

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) decided to create the National Geoscience Student Exit Survey in order to identify the initial pathways into the workforce for these graduating students, as well as assess their preparedness for entering the workforce upon graduation. The creation of this survey stemmed from a combination of experiences with the AGI/AGU Survey of Doctorates and discussions at the following Science Education Research Center (SERC) workshops: "Developing Pathways to Strong Programs for the Future", "Strengthening Your Geoscience Program", and "Assessing Geoscience Programs". These events identified distinct gaps in understanding the experiences and perspectives of geoscience students during one of their most profound professional transitions. Therefore, the idea for the survey arose as a way to evaluate how the discipline is preparing and educating students, as well as identifying the students' desired career paths. The discussions at the workshops solidified the need for this survey and created the initial framework for the first pilot of the survey. The purpose of this assessment tool is to evaluate student preparedness for entering the geosciences workforce; identify student decision points for entering geosciences fields and remaining in the geosciences workforce; identify geosciences fields that students pursue in undergraduate and graduate school; collect information on students' expected career trajectories and geosciences professions; identify geosciences career sectors that are hiring new graduates; collect information about salary projections; overall effectiveness of geosciences departments regionally and nationally; demonstrate the value of geosciences degrees to future students, the institutions, and employers; and establish a benchmark to perform longitudinal studies of geosciences graduates to understand their career pathways and impacts of their educational experiences on these decisions. AGI's Student Exit Survey went through a second pilot testing with Spring 2012 graduates from 45 departments across the United States. These graduating students from undergraduate and graduate programs answered questions about their earth science education experiences at the high school, community college, and university levels; their quantitative skills; their research and internship experiences and their immediate plans after graduation. Out of the 294 complete responses to the survey, 233 were from undergraduate students. This presentation will focus on the responses of these undergraduate students. AGI hopes to fully deploy this survey broadly to geosciences departments across the country in Spring 2013. AGI will also begin longitudinally participants from the previous Exit Survey efforts in order to understand their progression through their chosen career paths.

Wilson, C. E.; Keane, C. M.; Houlton, H. R.

2012-12-01

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Testing the development of student conceptual and visualization understanding in quantum mechanics through the undergraduate career  

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In order to probe various aspects of student understanding of some of the core ideas of quantum mechanics, and especially how they develop over the undergraduate curriculum, we have developed an assessment instrument designed to test conceptual and visualization understanding in quantum theory. We report data obtained from students ranging from sophomore-level modern physics courses, through juniorsenior level quantum theory classes, to first year graduate quantum mechanics courses in what may be the first such study of the development of student understanding in this important core subject of physics through the undergraduate career. We discuss the results and their possible relevance to the standard curriculum as well as to the development of new curricular materials.

Robinett, Richard; Cataloglu, E.

2005-10-11

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A Broadly Implementable Research Course in Phage Discovery and Genomics for First-Year Undergraduate Students  

PubMed Central

ABSTRACT Engaging large numbers of undergraduates in authentic scientific discovery is desirable but difficult to achieve. We have developed a general model in which faculty and teaching assistants from diverse academic institutions are trained to teach a research course for first-year undergraduate students focused on bacteriophage discovery and genomics. The course is situated within a broader scientific context aimed at understanding viral diversity, such that faculty and students are collaborators with established researchers in the field. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science (SEA-PHAGES) course has been widely implemented and has been taken by over 4,800 students at 73 institutions. We show here that this alliance-sourced model not only substantially advances the field of phage genomics but also stimulates students interest in science, positively influences academic achievement, and enhances persistence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Broad application of this model by integrating other research areas with large numbers of early-career undergraduate students has the potential to be transformative in science education and research training. PMID:24496795

Jordan, Tuajuanda C.; Burnett, Sandra H.; Carson, Susan; Caruso, Steven M.; Clase, Kari; DeJong, Randall J.; Dennehy, John J.; Denver, Dee R.; Dunbar, David; Elgin, Sarah C. R.; Findley, Ann M.; Gissendanner, Chris R.; Golebiewska, Urszula P.; Guild, Nancy; Hartzog, Grant A.; Grillo, Wendy H.; Hollowell, Gail P.; Hughes, Lee E.; Johnson, Allison; King, Rodney A.; Lewis, Lynn O.; Li, Wei; Rosenzweig, Frank; Rubin, Michael R.; Saha, Margaret S.; Sandoz, James; Shaffer, Christopher D.; Taylor, Barbara; Temple, Louise; Vazquez, Edwin; Ware, Vassie C.; Barker, Lucia P.; Bradley, Kevin W.; Jacobs-Sera, Deborah; Pope, Welkin H.; Russell, Daniel A.; Cresawn, Steven G.; Lopatto, David; Bailey, Cheryl P.; Hatfull, Graham F.

2014-01-01

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

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

Essien-Wood, Idara R.

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http://w w w .studentdoctor.net/2011/04/how -to-get-into-research/ July 20, 2011 How to: Get into Undergraduate Research | Student Doctor  

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into Undergraduate Research | Student Doctor Network Posted on 17 April 2011. by Ashley Carter PhD1, Andrew Nguyen2. An additional area sometimes overlooked by students is conducting lab research during undergraduate studies schools with little to no research experience, although this is quickly changing. Undergraduate level

Carter, Ashley

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The Impact of a Business Ethics Course on the Moral Development of Undergraduate and Graduate Business Students.  

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Pre/posttest data from 177 graduate and 196 undergraduate students in business ethics courses involving case studies and class debate showed that women and undergraduates made the most postcourse gains. Humanities majors had markedly higher posttest scores than any other majors. (Contains 13 references.) (SK)

Bigel, Kenneth S.

2002-01-01