Student Success Research Program

Student Success Research ProgramBuilding upon prior professional development programs, eCampus and The Center for Faculty Development are now offering faculty members the opportunity to conduct research on the implementation of effective practices in their courses. Through this program, faculty members will conduct a research study on the course that has been redesigned and/or incorporates new pedagogies. The program involves: developing a research plan, reviewing literature, collecting and analyzing data, sharing results, meeting with an instructional designer, preparing an article/report, and presenting a poster at the Excellence in Teaching Showcase. 

Semester Name Department Course Number Project Description
Spring 2018  Alice Butzlaff Nursing NURS 259  The purpose of the research is to evaluate safe prescribing practices of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students in furnishing over 200 drugs and devices via simulated e-scripts, written prescriptions and verbal orders.  
Spring 2018  Debra Caires Computer Science  ME 180  This research project looks to answer the following two questions: (1)Can we identify student needs and expectations concerning e-learning tools and the learning management system, based on their current utilization of these resources? (2) Can a Learning Management System (LMS) log data be used as a possible measurement of student engagement, and does it complement (mirror) student self-reporting data, or is the log data in opposition. 
Spring 2018  Megan Chang Occupational Therapy OCTH 275  This research project focuses on the question, "What are the effective methods to enhance student reading completion to ensure their success for the introduction to research course?"
Spring 2018  Katherine Chilton History HIST 15A  This project is a student survey designed to measure the effectiveness of changes in the curriculum and teaching methods of History 15A.  
Spring 2018  Tabitha Hart Communication Studies COMM 157SL This project will examine to what degree students in COMM 157SL, a GE Area S course, are meeting the GELOs.  
Spring 2018  Karin Jeffery Kinesiology KIN 69  The purpose of this research to obtain student feedback on my Canvas websites. I hope to determine how user-friendly and intuitive these websites are, and what features might be added to facilitate student success. 
Spring 2018  Debbie Weissmann School of Information INFO 287  This project will explore student perceptions of instructor-behaviors that support their online course retention and success.   
Spring 2018  Abraham Wolcott Chemistry CHEM 160 This research project focuses on the question, "Does having the physical book increase students' performance in the class?"
Spring 2019 Krissy Connell  Child & Adolescent Development  CHAD 168  This project explores the impact of a flipped course redesign.
Spring 2019  Amy D'andrade  School of Social Work  SCWK 298  This project compares three strategies for providing feedback on a research assignment.
Spring 2019  Yinghua Huang  Hospitality, Tourism, & Event Mangement  HSPM 154  This project investigates students' perceptions of using simulation games in class.
Spring 2019 Sheri Rickman Patrick  Nursing  NURS 133  This project evaluates undergraduate nursing students confidence and anxiety speaking with patients.
Spring 2019  Mei-Yan Lu  Educational Leadership  EDAD 206  This project explores formative and summative assessment in college classroom instruction.
Spring 2019  Linda Mitchell  English  ENGL 125  This project investigates the effect of classroom engagement strategies in university-level classes.
Spring 2019 Dena Sexton Teacher Education EDEL 143A/B This project explores the impact of Canvas of teacher supervisor field experiences.
Spring 2019 Pamela Wells  School of Management  BUS 160/165A  This project investigates interventions to determine if stress levels among students can be reduced.
Spring 2019 Michael Vallerga  Justice Studies  JS 15  This project explores the impact of optional Canvas modules in course design.