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Martinez, Karim A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The Cooperative Extension Service (Extension) is part of the land-grant university system with a mission of outreach and service in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, youth development, and community economic development. As the number of minorities grows in the United States, Extension needs to ensure that…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Bilingualism, Incidence, Spanish Speaking
Leacock, Jamie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Sexual violence in the United States continues to be a growing problem. Collegiate women face some of the highest rates of sexual violence, with statistics estimating one in four women will have this unwanted experience sometime during their college career. With Title IX administrators required to provide sexual violence awareness, more colleges…
Descriptors: Rape, Males, Prevention, Audiences
Steward, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Sexual violence on college campuses is a pervasive problem with the potential for extensive physical and psychological health consequences. Institutions have begun implementing prevention programs; however, more research is needed to understand whether these programs are effective. Bystander intervention programs have increased in popularity…
Descriptors: College Students, Sororities, Prevention, Sexual Abuse
Wilderman, Melanie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study research explored options for improving trust between journalists and their communities within the boundaries of collegiate community journalism education. Data collected from students who completed a community journalism class, the instructor of that class, and journalism professionals who engaged with the class was analyzed using…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Trust (Psychology), Journalism
Borsky, Amanda E. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The objective of this dissertation was to evaluate a bystander behavior program at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) in Roanoke, Virginia. Specifically, this dissertation examined the: (1) preliminary measurement properties of a newly developed bystander behavior intention scale; (2) impact of the bystander intervention at JCHS; and…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Dating (Social), Violence, Prevention
Hess, Jeffrey Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Leadership theory routinely focuses on the relationships of leaders within the context of the work environment; however, culture and, specifically, films are a pervasive influence on both individuals and work environments. The literature review revealed that the relationships between higher-education faculty and administrators are strained. A…
Descriptors: Films, Work Environment, Administrators, Educational Administration
Stringfellow, Donnie – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Spectator attendance is a popular topic in the sport management literature. However, the primary focus of work done in this area has been examining professional sports, with collegiate sports lagging far behind. The impetus behind the focus on spectator attendance in collegiate sports is the potential impact it can have on increasing revenue in…
Descriptors: Team Sports, College Athletics, Black Colleges, Audiences
Pappas, Jason Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined internal (personal) and external (situational) factors that previous research found affected perceptions of physical aggression and associated reporting behaviors among student-athletes. Results of this study suggested certain factors significantly impacted a student-athlete's decision to report and who received that report.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Athletes, College Athletics, College Students
Amar, Amichi – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Resource constrained microcontrollers with as little as several hundred bytes of RAM and a few dozen megahertz of processing power are the most prevalent computing devices on earth. Microcontrollers and the many application components that interface to them, such as sensors, actuators, transceivers and displays are now cheap and readily available.…
Descriptors: Expertise, Programming Languages, Audiences, Computer Software
Cordaro, Danielle A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The writing program administration literature in rhetoric and composition has long advocated the use of local data to determine the direction each writing program should take. Using a mixed-method design employing a standard survey and in-depth interviews, this dissertation describes how writing programs across institutional and programmatic…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Program Design, Program Administration
Kramer-Duffield, Jacob – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Context: This dissertation examines beliefs and uses regarding tagging among current undergraduate students, and examines the ecology of communications practice and implications for formation and maintenance of identity within the population. Currently enrolled undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill formed the population for examination. …
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Audiences, Interviews, Social Networks
Kanyi, Titus Kamau – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Doctoral studies are at the apex of the education system. Attracting, recruiting, enrolling, and graduating the best suited students in doctoral education is, therefore, critical in ensuring the highest academic standards and service to society. Focusing on Rowan University's Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership program, this…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Focus Groups, Audiences, Doctoral Programs