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Johnson, Donald M.; Edgar, Leslie D.; Shoulders, Catherine W.; Graham, Donna L.; Rucker, K. Jill – College Student Journal, 2016
Data from the 2013 administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were analyzed to determine the relationship between the 10 NSSE engagement indicators and student satisfaction for seniors (n = 1200) attending a mid-south land grant university. Seniors reported engaging in 7 of 10 indicators often or quite a bit and rated an…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Student Satisfaction
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Bowser, Audrey; Hux, Annette; McBride, Jackie; Nichols, Cindy; Nichols, Joe – College Student Journal, 2014
This study focused on whether the roles of site based mentors in an educational leadership program were successfully completed. Three hundred eleven internship candidates' portfolios were reviewed to determine whether mentors essentially performed the tasks of collaboration, supervision, and evaluation of their protegees portfolios. A bibliography…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Leadership Training
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Edgar, Leslie D.; Johnson, Donald M.; Graham, Donna L.; Dixon, Bruce L. – College Student Journal, 2014
In fall 2005, the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas authorized the optional use of a plus/minus grading system. Since 2005, approximately one-half of courses have been graded using plus/minus and one-half using the straight letter grade system. This study examined student (n = 338) and…
Descriptors: Grading, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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McBride, Jackie; Milligan, Julie; Nichols, Joe – College Student Journal, 2013
The use of on-line instruction at the university level is becoming increasingly prevalent. In one Arkansas university, computer assisted instruction occurs in the form of web-based assignments through on-line courses and degree programs. Students, who are aspiring to become educational leaders, engage in weekly web discussions and activities…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Teaching, Graduate Students, Student Reaction
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Ellis-Bosold, Carey; Thornton-Orr, Denise – College Student Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify the unique health related needs of the Chinese international student (N = 91) and identify barriers to utilization of the available health care services on the university campus. The setting was a university campus in Arkansas which had an overall enrollment of 8864 students on the main campus during the…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Student Needs, Foreign Students, Barriers
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Dewberry, David R. – College Student Journal, 2005
After the turbulent labor history of America in the early to mid twentieth century, there has been a general decline of unions. Nevertheless, many graduate school teaching assistants are unionizing in attempts to gain better pay and benefits and remove themselves from an "Ivory Sweatshop." This article discusses a history of unions…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Unions