• Factors That Greatly Influence Student Learning in Science Laboratories Remelioration and Inclusive Strategies to Create a Positive, Lasting Impact

      Veronesi, Peter; Evershed, Jessica; The College at Brockport (2013-12-18)
      This capstone project will consist of modifying Living Environment labs used by teachers in the Greece Central School District. Modification of these labs will reflect current research in science education including Web-based learning, the use of modeling, the impact of various lab styles, and various sociocultural factors. Students will be provided a higher quality laboratory experience which will yield higher academic achievement and understanding of science concepts. Increased academic achievement will further result in credit accrual for students in the Living Environment course and students meeting the minimum laboratory requirement for the Regents exam.
    • Factors that Impact Performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) between Urban High School Seniors and their Parents.

      Graham, LaConda T.; The College at Brockport (2008-01-01)
      The purpose of this researched is to highlight important factors that adversely affect scores of high school seniors taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). In this research there has been a lot of speculation regarding the possible correlation between the scores received by urban high seniors on the SAT exam, occupied with the level of their parent’s education. This research has investigated the question of; does a parent’s education influence their child’s academic achievement? The purpose of this research is to help high school counselor’s gain an understanding of why urban students perform so much lower academically, in comparison to their suburban counterparts which also lead to equally lowers scores on SAT’s. A survey was administered to high school seniors regarding their parent’s education as well as acquiring knowledge regarding preparation and test taking of the SAT exam.
    • Factors that Impact Readmission for Medicare and Medicaid HMO Inpatients

      Jegier, Briana; Stiller, Arinne; The College at Brockport (2014-05-01)
      Background: Hospital readmission is an outcome associated with failure of treatment because readmitted patients are still sick despite recent inpatient treatment. The specific 30-day period is critical because the U.S. Government's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses a 30-day period for measuring treatment quality and reimbursement for many conditions. Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify demographic factors associated with 30-day readmission for patients initially admitted with any of the following conditions; Congestive Heart Disease (CHF), Pneumonia (PN), and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Methods: This retrospective study analyzed factors that were associated with readmission. Descriptive statistics and bivariate analysis were used to assess the impact on readmission for the following variables: age, sex, length of stay (LOS), payer, admitting location, initial and secondary diagnosis, and initial discharge location. Results: The results demonstrated that the following variables were statistically associated with readmission were: LOS (p=.008), gender (p=.019), admitting location (p=.002), initial diagnosis (p < .001), secondary diagnosis (p < .001), and discharge location (p < .001). CHF patients were specifically more likely to be readmitted compared to patients without CHF (p < .001). Conclusion: This study suggests that patient demographics, LOS, diagnosis and location may increase readmission risk. CHF patients specifically have higher readmission than other patients. Further research should examine additional factors that may contribute to higher readmission for CHF patients.
    • Factors that Impact the Successful Recruitment of Student-Athletes in Collegiate Athletics: A Synthesis of the Research Literature

      Petersen, Susan C.; Houston-Wilson, Cathy; Bobarakis, Stephen; The College at Brockport (2018-04-01)
      In the world of intercollegiate athletics, the successful recruitment of student-athletes is essential to the prosperity of athletic programs. Coaches and recruiters spend countless time and resources recruiting the student-athletes that best fit their program, which makes efficiency in their process paramount. Each student-athlete is looking for something different, and it’s up to coaches to attempt to uncover what is important to each athlete they’re recruiting so they can attempt to tailor their efforts to that student. The purpose of this synthesis was to determine the most important factors student-athletes consider when making their college choice. The literature used for this synthesis was collected using a number of searches on the EBSCO academic search complete database. Each of the 10 articles selected for the critical mass were peer-reviewed, and answered at least one of the research questions. Once selected, the articles were described and synthesized. There were a number of results that pointed to trends in the importance of certain factors during recruiting based on demographic information such as gender, ethnicity, and size of school. The factors that influence a student-athlete’s college choice process almost always involve a combination of athletic and academic-related factors. Many of the studies, however, had contrasting results, signaling recruiting preferences may be largely unique to each individual athlete.
    • Factors That Increase Physical Activity in Youth Who Are Visually Impiared

      Houston-Wilson, Cathy; Dwyer, Adam; The College at Brockport (2017-05-19)
      The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on factors that increase physical activity for youth who are visually impaired. The selected studies for this synthesis describe barriers and facilitators that influence physical activity levels in youth ages 7-19. As Kozub and Hyun-Kyoung Oh, (2004) noted, individuals with visual impairment have reported lower levels of physical activity in relation to their same age sighted peers. It is important to understand where this population loses its ground in being regularly and adequately physically active. Research indicates several factors that have been shown to increase physical activity in young people with visual impairments that include the use of external motivators as well as through parental influence.
    • Factors That Influence School Counselor Burnout

      Nobles, Michael; The College at Brockport (2011-10-01)
      Because counselors are working with populations whose work affects them so directly, maintaining wellness, preventing burnout, and avoiding impairment are key to providing good therapeutic care. This study investigates the level of wellness that School Counselors experience. The results of this investigation are important because they will inform School Counselors and other school related professionals about the level of exhaustion, work environment climate, and deterioration in personal life that individuals in an urban, rural, and suburban school setting within New York State experience. Overall, results showed that School Counselor caseload size does influence exhaustion but does not influence negative work environment or deterioration in personal life. Results also showed that Urban/Rural/ and Suburban school setting as well as the number of years of school counseling experience do not influence exhaustion, negative work environment, or deterioration in personal life.
    • Factors That Influence the Gap in Literacy Achievement for Emergent Literacy Male Students

      Joseph-McEwen, Debra A.; Tumminelli, Samantha (2016-12-19)
      The article discusses the need of utilizing student choice in literacy materials within the classroom, especially with emerging male students. It states the gender gap that is seen between male and female students, and how important it is to attempt to close that gap. The author explores the role that student choice has on increasing student engagement, and levels of interest.
    • Factors to Consider in Preparing Adapted Physical Education Teachers to Teach in Urban Settings

      Kozub, Francis; Petersen, Susan C.; Fequiere, Joanessa; The College at Brockport (2019-05-13)
      The purpose of this synthesis was to identify the various factors to consider in preparing adapted physical education teachers to teach in urban settings. The literature examined twelve articles that were chosen to be included in the critical mass. The following five research questions were answered: (a) what are the contextual factors and challenges that influence teaching in an urban setting? , (b) what are the unique concerns and challenges of adapted physical education teachers? (c) What are the teachers’ perspective regarding the challenges of teaching physical education in urban settings?, (d) what are the teachers’ attitudes and perspective on teaching children with disabilities in physical education?, and (e) what are the best practices for preparing adapted physical education teachers for urban settings?. Results indicated that the biggest contextual factors and challenges that influenced teaching in urban settings were inadequate gym space, limited parental involvement, insufficient funding and lack of resources. The unique concerns of adapted physical education teachers consisted of large caseloads, lack of support from paraeducators and administration and a lack of equipment. Teachers believed that the biggest challenge for them was the lack of administrator support, inadequate equipment and insufficient cultural knowledge relevant to the students. In addition, teachers believed that teaching students with disabilities was a challenge due to the lack of support from administration, insufficient coursework received from their PETE program, insufficient opportunities to take part in professional development and the abundance of paperwork. Overall, the best practices indicated are for APE teachers to become proficient in student backgrounds, increase support from administrators and staff members, require less paperwork and more opportunities for professional development.
    • Faculty attitudes and knowledge regarding college students with disabilities

      Sniatecki, Jessica; Perry, Holly; Snell, Linda; The College at Brockport (2015-10-01)
      The presence of students with disabilities (SWD) at colleges and universities in the United States has increased significantly in recent years, yet many of these students continue to encounter significant barriers that can have a profound impact on their college experience. Salient factors that contribute to the challenging climate for SWD include lack of faculty knowledge and awareness of the issues that face these students, as well as negative attitudes toward disability and the provision of accommodations. The current study examined faculty attitudes and knowledge regarding SWD via an online, anonymous survey (n = 123). Results suggest that although faculty have generally positive attitudes toward SWD, they are more likely to hold negative attitudes toward students with mental health disabilities and learning disabilities than toward students with physical disabilities. This study also identified several misconceptions and gaps in knowledge about offices of disability services and provision of accommodations that could negatively impact students. Faculty respondents also expressed strong interest in professional development opportunities related to SWD. Implications of these findings and future directions are also addressed.
    • Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Student Leadership: Applying Student Voices to Leadership Development

      Zhang, Jie; LeSavoy, Barbara; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Barrett, Leah; The College at Brockport (2014-01-01)
      While college student leadership is well studied, the faculty’s role in developing student leaders is an area that is underexplored. Twenty students joined eleven members of a faculty learning community (FLC) in a mid-sized college to discuss their perspectives on student leadership. The FLC members/researchers used semi-structured focus group interviews and a phenomenological approach to identify traits of student leaders and to explore opportunities colleges can offer to promote students’ growth as leaders. Using thematic analysis, this study discusses the ways colleges can use FLCs as a platform to facilitate student leadership effectively.
    • Faculty/Staff Technology Support Initiative: Charge/Sync Stations for Library Mobile Devices

      Maxwell, Patricia E.; The College at Brockport (2013-02-28)
      This grant will improve quality & efficiency of service to Library patrons, and demonstrate best practice for other departments purchasing quantities of iPads through the purchase of items to charge, storage, sync and transport iPads. Charge/Sync stations will meet patron expectations that devices are fully powered and deliverable, ready for when (or where) Brockport students or faculty need to use them.
    • Faculty/Staff Technology Support Initiative: E-readers and Tablets for Education

      Maxwell, Patricia E.; Kegler, Jennifer J.; The College at Brockport (2012-02-01)
      This grant supported the purchase of 6 NOOK Simple Touch (and protective covers); 3 NOOK HD (and protective covers); 5 Apple iPad Mini (and protective covers); 14 media pouches for the purpose of exploring what role the Library (or College) should play in a digital and print campus.
    • Faculty/Staff Technology Support Initiative: Next Engine 3D Scanner

      Myers, Kim; The College at Brockport (2013-02-28)
      The Next Engine 3D Scanner would enhance and promote the use of the Makerbot Replicator 3D Printer that has recently been purchased for use by students and faculty who wish to explore this innovative technology and incorporate it into the curriculum. The scanner increases the 3D printer’s usefulness by allowing existing objects to be scanned and printed, rather than just designed from scratch. The MultiDrive Scanning Platform further automates and increases ease of use of the process. The upgraded software increases the speed and ease of the scanning process.
    • Faculty/Staff Technology Support Initiative: Technology for Mobile Students

      Rath, Logan T.; Wierzbowski, Kenneth R.; The College at Brockport (2013-02-28)
      This grant would provide (1) Bluetooth keyboards so that patrons could use their mobile devices to create keyboard intensive projects in the library, (2) power cords for all devices that use Apple Dock, Lightning or USB Micro cords, (3) OCR pens to provide mobile scanning of documents so they can be edited/annotated on tablets, and (4) a DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) camera for crisp images and video. See attached for specific products.
    • Fairy Tales And The Heroic Cycle In The Modern World: Modern Authors Empowering The Female Heroine

      Lamberton, Susan E.; The College at Brockport (2009-12-14)
      Modern retellings of fairy tales, and new stories in the heroic tradition, serve a dual purpose in late twentieth century and twenty-first century American culture: they entertain readers with fantastic tales of heroic feats and mystical occurrences, and they promote cultural or political messages, such as gender coding, to an audience in an attractive and compelling way. These retellings highlight and comment upon social, political, gender and other issues in modern culture. Francesca Lia Block and Anne Sexton both have retold fairy tales in new forms and settings to question the roles of women in modern society. In its updated version, Block's Cinderella story offers women the option to repair the relationships with their sisters, valuing familial love alongside the security and love the prince offers. These authors are challenging the accepted gendered norms of behavior and asking readers to consider their own positions within the gender hierarchy in place within society. An example of this is J .K. Row ling, who puts a new spin on Joseph Campbell's heroic cycle in her Harry Potter series of books. Rowling is revising this familiar pattern by moving to a more corporate model of heroism focusing on a team rather than a single hero narrative. The team is of mixed-gender, where the combination of stereotypically male and female traits is what makes the team effective. Row ling highlights previously undervalued traits typically coded as feminine by showing the strengths of the female characters in her novels as different from the strengths of the males, but equal. The coming of age of the three main characters Harry, Ron, and Hermione becomes a main theme in the novels.
    • Families of graph

      Lopez, Pablo; The College at Brockport (2006-08-16)
      Student will be able to identify families of graph.
    • Familly of Functions

      Hall, Beth; The College at Brockport (2006-10-03)
      Objectives 1) Using the graphing calculator, graph equation and sketch on the grid provide. Use the Standard Window. 2) Group the equation and sketches into three categories based upon how they look. Paste them in the space provided.
    • Fanning the Flames: Interpretations and Reactions to McCarthyism

      Martelle, Charles; The College at Brockport (2004-05-01)
      This project will examine the meaning of “McCarthyism” and the ways in which writers have portrayed Joseph McCarthy and the era named for him. It will start with the initial effect on the United States, in the 1950s and throughout the Cold War. Contemporary scholarly interpretations will look at what effect the era had on academic freedom, how much of a threat Communism actually was, and how it shaped foreign and domestic policy. The second section of the paper will delve deeper into the issues on a local level as it uses over 200 editorials and letters to the editor from the two major Rochester, NY newspapers, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and the Rochester Times Union, to gauge the reactions and feelings of Rochesterians on the Red Scare. This section also highlights important local court cases of suspected communist activity in the Rochester area. Finally, there is a collection of materials for use by American History teachers on McCarthyism. The material on McCarthyism, and the Red Scare of the 1950s is quite extensive, and therefore, quite unreasonable to use in one unit given the time constraints of the curriculum. Consequently, this work is organized so that teachers can pick and choose various lesson ideas, or materials that would best fit their individual needs. Each document, or collection of documents, will be accompanied by some suggestions for how to use them.
    • Fashioning the Institutional Repository with Digital Commons

      Myers, Kim L.; The College at Brockport (2012-06-07)
      Institutional Repositories are one way that libraries are fashioning the future. Buffalo State College and The College at Brockport will share their experiences over the past year with Digital Commons. From recognizing the need to populating the repository, we will share with you the ongoing opportunities and challenges we face.
    • Fat Body Politics

      Coleman, Jeri; The College at Brockport (2012-08-21)
      Society at large disparages people who can be classified as obese or even overweight, and within smaller social circles, the “fat” friend (by comparison) suffers the stigma. Behaviors and other factors influenced by society's attitudes towards fat individuals are explored.