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  1. Understanding Food Waste at Johnson County Community College: A Multi-Method ApproachWed, 31 Jan 2018 11:45:37 PST
    Food waste and food insecurity are vastly different, yet inextricably linked, social, economic, and environmental problems which afflict societies throughout the world. This study contributes to the literature on individual awareness, attitudes, and behaviors to these problems through a student-led waste audit centered on food at Johnson County Community College. Pre-surveys indicated nearly 95% of individuals placed at least moderate to extreme importance on the generation of food waste in their dining decisions, while post-surveys found that 84% of respondents were surprised by the type and/or volume of waste found in cafeteria landfill bins on campus. Qualitative interview analysis suggests that events like the waste audit performed, when in the centered in the context of food, are helpful to students understanding of food waste and food insecurity as issues. Recommendations going further suggest continuing to use waste audits structured with curricular development to help bring education and awareness to food waste and insecurity. More...
  2. Parental Guidance and Accountability in the Court of LawWed, 31 Jan 2018 11:45:33 PST
  3. A Look at Public Art: Examining the Importance of Public Art & How Cities are Making Their Collections More AccessibleWed, 31 Jan 2018 11:45:30 PST
    The popularity of public art has grown in the past few decades; one of the main reasons for this is because public art brings a number of benefits to the city. Not only does public art create a more vibrant space for the residents of that city, it also helps attract businesses. The benefits that come with having public art have become evident to municipalities across the country, and in turn cities have started to invest more money and resources into their public art programs. One focus of these departments has been to develop a website that shows off their public art collection, and to develop a database that makes their public art even more accessible. In this paper I will examine the city of Austins public arts website, and contrast it with Minneapolis and Atlantas sites, as well as outline the importance of public art and how it has helped shaped Kansas City. More...
  4. Toils After War: A Study of Media Portrayals of Veterans and of How PTSD Affects Employment, Family Life, and Continuing Education in Overland Park, KansasWed, 31 Jan 2018 11:45:26 PST
    The nature of this survey is to look at veterans issues in a general note, so as to get an idea of possible solutions to help veterans. The specificity and more recent nature of PTSD awareness and veterans issue has led to a dearth of research into the social implications of such issues in the social sciences. This is a necessary area for improvement, one that this study will hopefully provide. The results, while only generalizable to veterans in JCCC, showed an importance in family, concerns in employment and healthcare. All of these require further research. More...
  5. Writing Transfer and Teaching for Transfer: Annotated BibliographyTue, 30 Jan 2018 10:58:53 PST
    Motivated by my interest in the related conversations about promoting writing transfer and teaching for transfer, I have brought together this collection of sources to help answer this research question: As educators how can we design writing programs, courses, and assignments that foster the application of writing knowledge and practice across contexts by our students? Many of the sources in this collection represent scholarship that addresses the extent to whichand in what conditionslearners transfer their writing knowledge and practice from one context to another. Some authors whose work appears in this collection propose broader changes at the institutional or curricular level, while others focus on changes to individual courses or writing assignments. Other sources deal with a related interestthe use of digital portfolios as tools that can enable individuals to showcase, reflect on, and apply their learning. A common thread among the sources in this collection is that they all offer insights into ways to (re)design our programs, courses, and assignments to increase the likelihood of our students making important connections as writers who negotiate a variety of contexts within and outside of the classroom. I hope you find this annotated bibliographya work-in-progress which I continue to develop as new scholarship is publisheda useful resource in thinking about how promote the transfer of learning by students in your courses. More...
  6. An Exploratory Factor Analysis of IT Satisfaction Survey Data (from 2014)Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:17:37 PST
    This work describes the application of SPSS to online survey data (from a 2014 IT Satisfaction Survey). More...
  7. Book Review: Improving School Practice through Exploratory Factor AnalysisTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:17:34 PST
    This is a book review of an edited collection by Diana Mindrila titled Exploratory Factor Analysis: Applications in School Improvement Research (2017). More...
  8. Book Review: Identifying Gifted Learners and Supporting their Full PotentialTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:17:32 PST
    This book review engages Roya Klingners edited text Gifted Underachiever: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World (2017). More...
  9. Book Review: Starter Strategies for Engaging Online LearnersTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:17:29 PST
    This book review focuses on Stephanie Smith Budhai and KeAnna Skipwiths Best Practices in Engaging Online Learners through Active and Experiential Learning Strategies (2017). More...
  10. Book Review: Learner-Centered Learning DesignsTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:17:26 PST
    This book review explores Julie Dirksens Design for How People Learn (2nd Ed.) (2016). More...