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Brown, Chanda Denea – Online Submission, 2015
This study explored whether a predictive model of student loan default could be developed with data from an institution's three-year cohort default rate report. The study used borrower data provided by a large two-year community college. Independent variables under investigation included total undergraduate Stafford student loan debt, total number…
Descriptors: Models, Loan Default, Community Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Medina, Isabel – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was designed to identify the characteristics of students enrolled in a GED® preparation program who transitioned to postsecondary programs at the same institution after passing the GED® test. The characteristics studied included age; gender; ethnicity; prematriculation scores in reading, language, and math in the Test of…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, College Students, Student Characteristics
Baker Bemmel, Mirella – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was an inquiry into the phenomenon of cheating among students who take their classes online. There is a common perception that cheating is rampant in online classes and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accreditation association in the South, implemented policies, which mandate stricter monitoring of…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, Online Courses
Powell, Terry – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose for this study was to find an assessment that is currently being used and is a common assessment familiar to others within the Brick-and-mortar classroom and transform that assessment for use within the online learning environment. By using assessments, teachers can measure whether or not students are learning what it is they are…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation, College Students
Burkart, Edith Jenae – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of intensity of Facebook use and compare the effects of Facebook use with retention program participation on the engagement of college freshmen. The sample consisted of 141 freshmen at the University of West Florida (UWF). The participants were surveyed using questions from the National…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Freshmen, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2012
A larger scale context for power teaching includes ideas from Duane Elgin, Lester Brown, Al Gore and many others. Collectively, they say the convergence of systems level global problems without national borders place before humankind a choice the species has never encountered in 195,000 years of life on "Spaceship Earth." In Elgin's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Small Colleges, Global Approach, Black Colleges
Bogan, Margaret B. – Online Submission, 2012
A modified J. Seed, Council of Beings is used to ascertain participants' understanding of their sense of place within the environment. Over the past 15 years, students in environmental education, teachers in-service programs or undergraduate face-to-face and Internet sustainability education courses have been exposed to pedagogy that leads to the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Sustainability, Undergraduate Students
Li, Kuiyuan; Uvah, Josaphat; Amin, Raid – Online Submission, 2012
In this paper, we assess students' performance in Elements of Statistics, one of the popular courses in general education, using data from UWF (University of West Florida) for fall 2008, fall 2009, and fall 2010 semesters. We analyze associations between students' performance in the course and several performance related factors including: college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Curriculum Development, Standardized Tests
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2011
What might count as a world class, national public education system in 2020? That empty cup took the floor at the 2010 Future of Learning (FoL) Summer Institute at Harvard University. It traveled from Longfellow Hall's lecture room on Appian Way to several learning groups scattered around campus. Though not deliberately created to think about…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Technology
Hilton, Adriel A.; Green-Powell, Patricia A.; Joseph, Crystal L.; Knight, Linda G. – Online Submission, 2011
The purpose of this study was to discover the perceptions of Florida law school administrators on the impact of the OFI (one Florida initiative) and the addition of two MSI (minority serving institution) law schools on diversity in Florida's legal profession. This research explored the impact of Governor Bush's EO (executive order) on diversity…
Descriptors: Law Schools, Program Effectiveness, Affirmative Action, Administrator Attitudes
Snyder, Marc – Online Submission, 2011
This applied dissertation was designed to provide a formal evaluation of the academic achievement of homeschooled students compared to traditionally schooled students attending a relatively young, Catholic university located in South Florida. As approximately 30% of the university's current student population has been homeschooled through high…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, College Students
Kaplun, Irina – Online Submission, 2011
This work focuses on the importance of teacher leadership in the virtual environment and the role of managers in the workforce. It depicts student expectations of the virtual classroom, specifically the professor's role in this environment. The study on teachers in the virtual environment is compared and contrasted with generational differences in…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Virtual Classrooms, Administrator Role, Work Environment
Li, Kuiyuan; Amin, Raid; Uvah, Josaphat – Online Submission, 2011
A fully online graduate program that was developed at the UWF (University of West Florida) has been successfully implemented using synchronous instruction since fall 2009. The hybrid nature of the developed model has proven to be of benefit to both face-to-face and distance students. Aside from the robustness of students' discussions and…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Graduate Study, Mathematics Instruction
Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness
Micceri, Theodore – Online Submission, 2010
This study sought to determine whether the use of standardized test scores contributes any useful information regarding First Time in College (FTIC) students' probable success at USF, using more detailed analysis of underrepresented minorities and women, who Micceri (2009) shows, experience substantial negative bias relative to males and whites on…
Descriptors: Class Rank, Grade Point Average, Females, Males
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