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University Retention- Krishna Bista, Charlotte Foster 2011 Accepted Papers

University Retention- Krishna Bista, Charlotte Foster 2011 Accepted Papers

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Charlotte Foster and Krishna Bista, Arkansas State University
International Student Retention: Are We Really Addressing Their Needs?
Charlotte Foster and Krishna Bista, Arkansas State University
International Student Retention: Are We Really Addressing Their Needs?

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Accepted Papers
(Alphabetical by primary presenter)Sandra Honda Adams, Winnie Yu, and Domenick J. Pinto, Sacred Heart University, ConnecticutGetting Women Back into Computing . . . How, When, and Why?It is not surprising to learn that the number of women pursuing a computer science or computer sciencerelated degree has declined increasingly over the last 10 years. Despite the successes of many women incomputing, there has been a marked trend to view the field as strictly a "man's" world by many verycapable, bright young woman. This presentation highlights a plan to bring women back into the field--ata time when the opportunities in the field abound. The plan involves a collaborative effort between aprivate and public institution in southern Connecticut. The presentation will also summarize and reporton the initiatives started last year and what has been done this year to further the agenda. (ID #103/Track 9)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Poster Booth (Poster Exhibit)
 Maria Albo, North Georgia College & State UniversityPromoting Engaged Citizenship Through Information LiteracyIn 2010 North Georgia College & State University funded a project designed to address the uniqueneeds of the Millennial Generation. The project, “Promoting Engaged Citizenship Through InformationLiteracy” was designed to raise student awareness as to the wealth of government information availablevia the Internet in an effort to encourage long term political participation through a series of “webassignments” focusing on “obtaining information” rather than “retaining information”. The backgroundand methodology of the overall project were presented at the 2010 Teaching and Learning Conference.The 2011 presentation will present the results of the project based on student feedback. (ID #224/Track 2)
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Gallery AB (PC Multimedia)
 Stephen T. Anderson, Sr., University of South Carolina SumterTechnology-Enhanced Mathematics Learning: The Risk and Reward of Losing ControlWe have implemented a hybrid mathematics course where students progress at individualized ratesthrough an online and/or paper textbook, with a goal of at least 80% mastery of the required material.Our approach utilizes a free-wheeling, professor-facilitated, computer-classroom-based, hands-on,lecture-free environment where students spent their entire class time DOING MATH on computers.They asked questions as needed, worked in small teams as desired, and they asked the professor for helpas needed. The class was held in a computer classroom, where all students was at a workstation everyday—at the pace they needed to be successful. (ID #190/Track 2)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Masters B (PC Multimedia)
 Dennis Ausel, Indiana University of PennsylvaniaTaking Students Abroad: Lessons LearnedThis presentation will describe the presenter's experience of taking students to Costa Rica for the past 15years. Suggestions will be provided about how to arrange such a trip, make the trip as educationallybeneficial as possible, and, perhaps most importantly, provide suggestions of how to keep the studentssafe. (ID #140/Track 1)
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Heritage D (PC Multimedia)
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Elizabeth A. Baker, University of MissiouriImpact Learning, Motivation, and Creativity: Lessons Learned From Teaching OnlineThe purpose of this presentation is to share pedagogical methods and underlying theoretical principlesused to inspire online graduate students to actively engage in meaningful learning. Rooted in theories of situated cognition, reflective practice, and authentic engagement, the presenter will share experienceswith multimedia case-based instruction, problem-based learning, cognitive-based rubrics, and techniquesused to build online communities of learners. (ID #503/Track 2)
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Heritage C (Macintosh Multimedia)
 John M. Beckem II, State University of New York, Empire State CollegeInteractive Technologies: Enhancing Academic Learning and Stimulating Student EngagementThis presentation demonstrates the use of Web 2.0 technologies such as audio files, Flip, Skype,Elluminate, YouTube, wikis, blogs, and vodcasting to effectively engage a diverse population of adultlearners studying and/or practicing in fields ranging from military, education, and business to domesticengineering in order to enhance and promote collaborative learning in an online classroom. (ID#194/Track 1)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Masters B (PC Multimedia)
 Marcelle Bessman, Florida State College at JacksonvilleUsing Maple for Visualization in Multivariable CalculusThe presenter will demonstrate the ease of use of Maple Clickable Math to visualize surfaces and theirintersections in the study of multivariable calculus. It is important for a student to know how to set up amultiple integral to calculate volume and surface area or solve a physical chemistry problem. Oncecorrectly set up, Maple Clickable Math will solve the problem of lower-order evaluation of the integral.(ID #202/Track 4)
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Masters A (PC Multimedia)
 Marcelle Bessman, Florida State College at JacksonvilleUsing an Interactive E-Book to Teach CalculusSince spring 2009, the presenter has used an interactive e-book published by the MathematicalAssociation of America to supplement her teaching of calculus. Now commercial publishers are startingto publish e-books to use as complements or alternatives to hard-copy text. This presentation willdemonstrate the presenter's use and experience with the MAA e-book Calculus, Modeling andApplication by David A. Smith and Lawrence C. Moore (Duke University). Its interactivity andintegration of various technologies will be shown. (ID #201/Track 4)
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Masters A (PC Multimedia)
 Marcelle Bessman, Florida State College at JacksonvilleRisk Taking in the Mathematics ClassroomThe constructivist approach to learning stresses discussion rather than lecture and student participationrather than the student passively listening. Moving from a traditional lecture format to a constructivistone is highly risky but also highly satisfying to both student and teacher--especially in a calculusclassroom where the emphasis is on modeling and applications using real-world data and experiences. Inthis environment, visualization and ease of computation are key. The presenter teaches such classesusing real-world data and student projects aided by Maple, a computer algebra system . (ID #199/Track 1)
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m., Masters C (PC Multimedia)
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Kaye Betz, Polk State College, FloridaEmbarking on a College-wide Culture-changing JourneyChanging the culture of a collegiate institution often involves taking risks and surmounting barriers tochange. Using learner-centered teaching strategies, faculty at Polk State College are changing the waythey teach, while simultaneously influencing and connecting to other areas of the institution. Thispresentation will focus on innovative learner-centered teaching strategies being used by the Polk StateCollege Mathematics Department to improve student learning and create a stronger culture of college-wide support for student success in mathematics. (ID #509/Track 1)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Poster Booth (Poster Exhibit)
 Christine Bezotte, Elmira College, New York Teaching Research: Developing the Majors’ Understanding of Process and ConceptsThe concept of scientific research in the undergraduate lab is often desired. Yet switching from “the labmanual” to a critical thought component lab is not well understood by students. Like most new concepts,this one deserves teaching to achieve success. This paper addresses teaching student understanding of the concepts and thought processes behind scientific research. Using information gained from primaryliterature, students find out how to ask and evaluate a question, perform the research, and analyze andpresent their data. This process teaches students how to identify and solve research problems, as well ashelp students gain an appreciation of the process of science. (ID #162/Track 1)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Poster Booth (Poster Exhibit)
 Noni McCullough Bohonak, University of South Carolina LancasterTeaching Students With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in CollegeMembers of the military suffering from mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) are returning from battle inIraq and Afghanistan. In the United States, football players are experiencing concussions that appear tobe quite similar to those suffered by soldiers with MTBI. Colleges and universities would be responsiblefor accommodating MTBI students from both sources of injuries. The purpose of this study is to bringattention to MTBI and the need for colleges and universities to recognize the problem and to be preparedto work with these students. (ID #111/Track 8)
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Masters A (PC Multimedia)
 Karen Bridges, Florida State College at JacksonvilleWelcome to the Virtual Community of BridgetownA virtual community was developed and added to our program to help students better understand andproblem solve the obstacles patients can face when they are discharged from a hospital stay. Theresidents of the community are avatars from family groups that discuss their medical problems. Avatarscan reappear throughout the curriculum as health problems develop and progress. The discussion boardis used for students to use critical thinking to solve these residents' health problems. (ID #122/Track 1)
Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Masters A (PC Multimedia)
 Brent Brown, Florida State College at JacksonvilleStrategies for Implementing a Successful Minority Male ProgramOver the last twenty years the retention rates among minority males (especially African- and Hispanic-Americans) have dropped to alarming proportions. Research shows that minority males perform muchbetter when they experience a sense of connectedness to their college campuses and when thecurriculum is viewed as relevant to their futures. This presentation focuses on collaborative and holisticefforts by a public institution in northeast Florida and a private funding agency to address these issues.The presentation provides a summary of the successes and challenges of the program and outlines plans
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