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ERIC Number: ED538842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 155
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2672-1357-0
What Students Learn as a Result of Being a Chairperson and/or Officer of a Programming Board
Riepe, Veronica A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Illinois State University
Institutions are constantly searching for ways for students to learn outside of the classroom in an effort to enhance the collegiate experience and make the students more marketable upon graduation. This study explored what skills students learned and what experiences they had when serving as chairpersons and/or officers of their university programming board. This study used a quantitative survey approach with two open-ended questions to explore the relationship between involvement as a programming board officer or chairperson and the outcomes and benefits achieved through such participation. Two surveys were simultaneously administered to a sample of 181 student officers and chairpersons of 19 different program boards at 4-year private colleges or universities in the state of Iowa. The study found that students reported learning the following skills as a result of serving on programming boards: leadership, future orientation, adaptability, creativeness, personal self discovery, verbal skills, intellectual tolerance, need for achievement, rationality, psychological well being, human understanding, economic productivity, wisdom, fruitful leisure, teamwork, networking, time management, organization, budgeting, and socializing. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa