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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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A game-based design studio: An exploration of an interior design studio environment for implementing game-based learning, Zina Alaswad

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An examination of front-line student services staff’s experience transitioning from a traditional to an integrated model of student service, Christopher David Bowser

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The influence of college readiness and institutional intervention upon intention to persist among GED credentialed community college students, David Carson

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Intercultural competence and employability of students at Iowa State University: Outcomes assessment of study abroad, Katie Marie Davidson

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Living the creed: How chapters of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc., contribute to civic engagement, Manuel Del Real

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Exploring international student adaptation through a first-year experience course at Iowa State University, James Dorsett

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Characteristics and enrollment factors of post-degree students at a large, public, community college in the Midwest, Kelly L. Friesleben

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Inquiries that matter: How social studies teachers employ historical inquiry practices to support social justice civic goals, Jennifer Lynn Gallagher

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Investigating administrators and faculty perception regarding applied baccalaureate degrees at a Midwestern university, Lee John Geisinger

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Teachers' inquiry stance: Collaboration through data analysis in a professional learning community, Darin Marcus Haack

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Augmented reality reading support in higher education: Exploring effects on perceived motivation and confidence in comprehension for struggling readers in higher education, Laura Anne Huisinga

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Community college leadership in the Midwest: Pathways, preparation, and competencies, Robinette Kelley

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Literacy events and practices that position Hmong women to meet academic success in community colleges, Jody C. Koch

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"A passion to mold young people:" A mixed-methods study of Iowa community college athletics coaches' profile characteristics, Korey Kollasch

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The absences of LGBTQ-related language in Iowa school handbooks: School handbooks as a catalyst for change, Joy Marie Linquist

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Principals' early career instructional leadership experiences in rural schools, Carolyn Suzanne Manard

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Placed: Assessing the developmental progression of remedial math students at a large Midwestern community college using ALEKS, Jeanice Ann McCarville Kerber

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Young alumni perspectives about philanthropically supporting their alma mater, Kimberly Mae McDonough

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A liberal arts education in film production: Instructional assessment of student film projects, Troy Daniel Mckay

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Reverse credit transfer: Associate degree attainment in the State of Iowa, Eric Neil Merten

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Leadership Competencies in Data Driven Decision Making, Brett Monaghan

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Engagement experiences: Adult English language learner students in advanced manufacturing at a midwestern community college, Ahmed Kwasi Onwona-Agyeman

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Virtual learning community: Utilizing learning communities in hybrid and online graduate programs, Amy J. Pilcher

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At the intersection of space, place, and experience: An ethnographic case study of affordances in Architectural Design 1, Melissa Leigh Rands

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Reverse transfer credit: A case study of the perceived influence on degree recipients, Shawna Saad

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International student-athlete adjustment experience at community colleges in the Midwest, Jennifer Sabourin

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The influence of professional development and culture on data-driven decision making participation among senior and non-senior community college leadership., Matthew J. Schmit

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The fine arts in Midwestern community colleges: Six case studies portraying a cross-case analysis of sustainability, Meghan Ruth Schumacker

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A qualitative study of how teacher perceptions within a 1:1 iPad® Program may contribute to changes in teacher practices, Eric Christopher Shafer

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Student perceptions of teacher care: Experiences and voices of recent high school graduates, Jared Rodger Smith

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Using MAP-Works to explore early credit enrollment in high school and the impact on students’ academic self-efficacy and academic resiliency, Linda Jean Garbisch Svenson

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Factors related to superintendent retention and turnover, Jesse Dean Ulrich

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Closing the achievement gap through parent education and quantitative linguistic feedback: The use of LENA Start to improve the home linguistic environment and parental knowledge of child development, Craig Van Pay

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Young children, computer coding, and story creation: An examination of first- and second-grade children’s multimodal stories and literacy practices when engaged with a multimedia coding application, Sam Robert Von Gillern

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Exploring the relationship between beginning science teachers’ practices, institutional constraints, and adult development, Jesse Wilcox

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First-generation community college students and their sense of place: An opportunity to succeed; an opportunity to belong, Cheryl J. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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International Students’ Decision to Attend a Small, Rural Community College in Iowa, Sarah Ellen Adams

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Waiting to become: A descriptive phenomenology of adjunct faculty experiences at multi-campus community colleges, Amanda Lynn Bakley

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A Mixed Methods Study of the Effects of Clicker Use on Math Anxiety and Achievement in Mathematics, John Herbert Batchelor

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A mixed methods study of the effects of clicker use on math anxiety and achievement in mathematics, John Herbert Batchelor

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Retention and persistence through the lens of four Black women community college students, Glennda M. Bivens

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A study of how culture, collaboration, and advocacy influence data-driven decision making at community colleges, Marvin Leo Dejear

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The obligated bystander: An analysis of factors which influence teacher intervention in school bullying, Jennifer Farley

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Challenges of accrediting distance education allied health programs with clinical components, Auburne Kay Deming Hutchins

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Shadow Education in China: What is the relationship between private tutoring and students’ National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) Performance?, Ran Li

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The lived experiences of college students with a learning disability and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Sarah Jean Lux

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Predicting and assessing college students' mental health, Joshua J. Mitchell

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The Effects of an Integrated Rhythmic and Literacy Intervention on the Development of Phonological Awareness and Rhythm Skills of Preschoolers, Sara D. Nelson

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Community college academic advisors and the challenge of access in the age of completion, Wendy Sue Robinson

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Digital badge adoption: earner's perceived educational value, Sandra Jean Schwarz

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The use of MAP-Works to examine adjustment and retention in undergraduate international students, Lindsay Anne Simpson

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The present status of women's and gender studies programs at community colleges, Alissa Kristine Stoehr

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Exploring the experience of academic suspension and subsequent academic resilience for college students who were reinstated to the institution: A phenomenological analysis, Jennifer Jill Suchan

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Examining teachers' experiences in a professional learning community focused on integrating technology into literacy instruction, Jennifer Marie Thoma

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The impact of predictive analytics based advising on the selection and change of major among first-year, first-term students in engineering, Sylvester Charles Upah

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Development of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) in PreK-6 teacher preparation programs, Wei Wang

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The effect of athletic identity, occupational decision-making self-efficacy on academic motivation among revenue- and nonrevenue-status sport NCAA Division II student-athletes, Mark Alan Weatherly

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How Mexican immigrant adults in a new destination community experience educational aspiration: a phenomenological inquiry, Jennifer Susan Wilson

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An examination of teachers' planning processes as they seek to integrate technology into literacy instruction, Lindsay Woodward

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Homesick at college: a predictive model for first-year first-time students, Jie Sun

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Evaluating the effectiveness of the Master of Science in Agronomy distance program: a comprehensive investigation of learners’ perspective of quality in distance learning, Asimoula Valai

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Examination of college access and Science Bound’s countdown to college: a model for engaging students of color in the college-going process, Adam Michael Wade

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Seeking success: program improvement plans as a strategy to increase pass rates on the national licensure exam, Virginia Sue Wangerin

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Science of Self: Self-authorship, social capital and women exploring careers in engineering, Wanda Synstelien