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Hall, Simin; Jones, Brett D.; Amelink, Catherine; Hu, Deyu – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and implementation phases of online graduate nuclear engineering courses that are part of the Graduate Nuclear Engineering Certificate program at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech restarted its nuclear engineering program in the Fall of 2007 with 60 students, and by 2009, the enrollment had grown…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Nuclear Energy, Program Descriptions
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Burgess, Melissa L.; Benge, Cindy; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Mallette, Marla H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Little is known about reading ability among doctoral students. Thus, we used a fully mixed concurrent equal status design (Leech & Onwuegbuzie, 2009) to examine 205 doctoral students in the College of Education and their reasons for reading research articles. A thematic analysis revealed 5 themes (subsumed by 2 meta-themes) explaining reasons…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Reading Ability, Thematic Approach, Mixed Methods Research