• Bacterial Interference in Human and Canine Resident Cutaneous Microflora

      Jann, Henry W.; The College at Brockport (1974-01-01)
      This study represented an attempt to learn more about the phenomenon of cooperative bacterial interference. The accomplishments of this work are the following: 1. Bacteria from the various regions of the skin of man and dog were isolated and identified. 2. The following assays were developed to test bacterial interference: a. Modified Crowe technique b. Spot technique 1. Nutritional spot technique 2. Combined spot technique c. Membrane filter technique 1. Overlay membrane filter technique 2. Double spot membrane filter technique d. Concentrated Broth technique 1. Plate scrapping technique Data has been obtained from the above assays which support the hypothesis that the members of the resident canine cutaneous microflora do cooperate in preventing skin infection. The prevention is implicated, by this study, as being the result of cooperative antibioticproduction by the cutaneous microflora. The fact that cooperation could not be demonstrated using the human microflora is probably a function of the assays used rather than the phenomenon of cooperative bacterial interference. The only real way to measure cooperative bacterial interference is to quantitate the mg of antibiotic produced by combined cultures of various test strains.
    • Balance and Self-Efficacy of Balance in Children with CHARGE Syndrome

      Haibach, Pamela; Lieberman, Lauren J.; The College at Brockport (2013-01-01)
      Introduction: Balance is a critical component of daily living, because it affects all movements and the ability to function independently. Children with CHARGE syndrome have sensory and motor impairments that could negatively affect their balance and postural control. The purpose of the study presented in this article was to assess the balance and self-efficacy of balance of these children. Methods: Twenty-one children with CHARGE syndrome aged 6 - 12 and 31 age - and gender-matched sighted control participants without CHARGE syndrome completed the study. Each participant completed the Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS) and a self-efficacy of balance survey, the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC). Results: The PBS results revealed that the participants in the control group performed significantly better than did those with CHARGE syndrome (p
    • Balance in Adolescents with and without Visual Impairments

      Haibach, Pamela; Pritchett, Jennifer; Lieberman, Lauren J.; The College at Brockport (2011-07-01)
      Research has found balance to be significantly delayed in children and adolescents with visual impairments in comparison to their sighted peers, but the relationship between balance self-efficacy and actual balance is unknown. This study examined dynamic and static balance and balance self-efficacy in adolescents who are blind (B) and have low vision (LV); the role of visual experience upon balance; sighted (S) and sighted blindfolded (SB); and experience with vision (SB compared to LV and B); and the relationship between perceived and actual balance. The results revealed that the degree of impairment (Lv compared to B)and experience with vision (SB compared to LV and B)were significant factors in many of the balance assessments, but not the balance self-efficacy ratings. Main effects for self-efficacy ratings and significant correlations for self-efficacy and balance measurements were found for only a few of the more difficult tasks. In conclusion, it is important to examine both motor performance and self-efficacy in adolescents with visual impairments on a variety of familiar tasks and contexts to gain a thorough understanding of the individual's balance. This information is essential when developing appropriate and effective balance interventions for adolescents with visual impairments.
    • Balance in Adults with Visual Impairments

      Haibach, Pamela; The College at Brockport (2015-11-05)
      During this session, attendees will learn about balance, and it's role in performing activities of daily living and maintaining an independent lifestyle. Attendees will also participate in some basic assessments to better understanding your own balance, and finally, attendees will learn some at home activities to improve their balance.
    • Balanced Literacy: What Traits are Typically Displayed in a Balanced Literacy Classroom?

      Priset, Jonathan D.; The College at Brockport (2003-05-01)
      This study was designed to understand the components of balanced literacy and to see how these components were utilized within several primary school classrooms. The study involved nine primary school teachers from a suburban, western New York school district. Four were kindergarten teachers and five were first grade teachers. The school district as well as the teachers, promoted balanced literacy. The design of this study helped bring an understanding to the different components of balanced literacy. As teachers were observed and interviewed, the framework of balanced literacy was exposed. A questionnaire also allowed each teacher to share how often she used each component of balanced literacy within her classroom. Furthermore, following these steps helped to establish workable elements of balanced literacy. Each participant modeled balanced literacy instruction, which-created the opportunity for the researcher to gain a greater understanding of balanced literacy and allowed for the opportunity of implementation within his classroom structure.
    • Ball And Ramp, How Far Can You Move It?

      Panton, Lynn; The College at Brockport (2006-01-05)
      Using Interactive Physics 4 eighth grade students explored the question “What are the best combination of variables to move a 2 kilogram mass 20 meters?” This was the first introduction for these students to this program. As part of the NYS 8th grade Performance Test students must run an experiment using a golf ball and ramp to move a cup. They have to run 3 trials by rolling the golf ball down a ramp from a 25 cm release point. They then record the distance the cup was moved. On the Performance Test they are instructed to use the distance recorded to show a general pattern of movement and explain why this pattern could be observed. They are then asked to extrapolate this data to other variables that may effect movement. This Interactive Physics exercise was used to help students prepare for this Performance Test. It allowed students to explore several variables over a short period of time. It allowed students to manipulate variables of their choice. Interactive Physics allowed students to track and explain the patterns that resulted from their chosen manipulated variable. After participating in this activity these students expressed an interest in sharing this experience with other students. They also indicated they would like to work with Interactive Physics on a more regular basis. As all four students said “When can we do this again?”
    • Ballet No Kata

      Oakes, Stephanie; DeLorme, Katherine J.; The College at Brockport (2015-05-12)
      The purpose of this this is to investigate the relationship between ballet and judo. Ballet and judo are movement practices that emerged from specific cultural contexts, are codified forms that maintain traditions of the origin while continuing to evolve to new generations of practitioners, and both require coordination between the body and the mind to be performed successfully. To gain a deeper understanding of these physical parallels between ballet and judo, I went beyond my daily practice to study the movement vocabulary. I learned the first three sets of the traditional judo kata, Nage No Kata, which served as inspiration for an original ballet movement study that I created and performed. It was important to my investigation that my choreographed work be a duet. Classical ballet is performed as an individual or with others in a duet, trio or group. However, judo cannot be done without a partner. In judo, whether in contest or kata, the uke and the tori are always facing one another; close contact is required for the throws to occur. When creating “Ballet No Kata’’, my initial inclination was to establish the same spatial relationship between the dancing bodies. Yet, while partnered dancers may be in an intimate proximity to one another, rarely do they stand face to face. Such a stance would not be consistent with classical ballet’s presentation of the body to the audience. As I created “Ballet No Kata”, I was also interested in how two dancing bodies could be in an established relationship without being physically connected. Relationship is critical in both ballet and judo; there must be trust, synchronization and understanding between the bodies no matter their orientation in space. During the course of this research, both the analysis and the performance, I was able to move beyond the expression of a personal journey to show the interdisciplinary link between practices. There is a lack of connection between the world of dance, and the other physical disciplines that fall under the dichotomy of sport. By analyzing the movements in the ballet vocabulary and the judo vocabulary and finding parallels, I hope to present greater acknowledgement that these two worlds are closely related. Moreover, movers of any kind are informed from their lifetime of physical work. When parallels are made between past and current experiences, the information can be drawn upon to supplement growth.
    • Ballistics

      Schwartzmeyer, Kristin; The College at Brockport (2005-04-01)
      This project demonstrates the laws of gravity as well as information about the distance and speed of an object being thrown or fired.
    • Banner Document Management at The College at Brockport

      Maxwell, Patricia E.; Pfister, Patty; The College at Brockport (2013-11-05)
      Learn how The College at Brockport’s Banner Document Management (BDM) / AppXtender project earned the 2013 Ellucian Inspire Award for achieving measurable improvements in admissions and student record/business processes. Key BDM developments include Self-Service Banner integrations and enhancements.
    • Banner Document Management: Remarkable Improvements

      Maxwell, Patricia E.; Pfister, Patty; The College at Brockport (2014-06-20)
      In 2013, The College at Brockport was presented with the Ellucian Inspire Award for achieving measurable improvements in the College’s admissions and student record/business processes through the application of Banner® Document Management (BDM) and EMC ApplicationXtender® along with local modifications that extended BDM functionality. Since 2010, the College at Brockport’s document imaging project team has worked closely with campus service departments to create a collaborative process of imaged document sharing based on best practices defined by the collective departments. Key desired improvements to the BDM product include Population Selection access to document index values from locally created views as well as numerous Self-Service Banner integrations and enhancements: (1) Application and Document review modules; (2) Descriptive image displays specifically for advisors, students, and faculty/staff; (3) Note keeping; (4) Recommendations.
    • Bargaining Our Way Into Morality: A Do-It-Yourself

      Gauthier, David; University of Toronto (1979-01-01)
    • Barriers of Reclassified Former ELLs: Strategies for Success in the Mainstream Classroom

      Mazurett-Boyle, Rosa; Corey, Lyndsay (2019-12-11)
      Teachers receiving ELLs in their mainstream classroom need help integrating this population into the classroom. I propose that research-based strategies will support ELLs academic growth in literacy. Information for this capstone project was gathered through professional experiences, an observation, and a case study in an elementary mainstream reading classroom. This research aims to gather information about linguistic, sociocultural, and assessment challenges former ELLs face in mainstream classrooms. As a result, I set out to find research-based strategies for success in this setting. I created a two-day professional development with the goal of helping general education practitioners support former English language students. Materials include various research-based strategies to implement in the classroom. Altogether, the findings highlight the imperative need for teachers to provide additional accommodations to former ELLs as they transition from a sheltered program into mainstream classes in order to maximize academic success.
    • Barriers to Civilian and Familial Acclimation for Returning Veterans

      Heffernan, Kristin; Mesita, Amber; The College at Brockport (2016-04-13)
      Reintegration is a hard process for any returning service member to go through. For a number of veterans reintegration into communities and families is a tumultuous time of adjustment where many barriers must be faced. Some of these barriers include relationship stability, employment barriers, and physical and mental challenges. This paper examines those barriers as well as the services, treatments and interventions that currently exist. Also, this paper examines the need for those services to be assessed so that services and programs can better meet the needs of returning veterans who are trying to reintegrate into their communities and families.
    • Barriers to Parental Involvement in Schools: Developing Diverse Programs to Include Unique Demographics

      Giblin, Thomas R.; O'Donoghue, Kristy L.; The College at Brockport (2014-08-01)
      There is little debate that parental involvement in education is paramount to the success of students in their academic lives. As a result, public schools across our country are developing programs aimed at reaching out to parents in hopes of improving the relationship that exists between the schools and the families of their students. These programs are developed through the analysis of vast amounts of research based on the general issues commonly affecting parental involvement in our public schools. While the data gathered from this type of broad research is useful and necessary in the process, many urban schools don’t realize that the results may not apply directly to the demographic that they are serving in their district. Policies and programs aimed at these types of parents need to take the general knowledge gained from large studies across the country and combine those with research done within the urban population in order to develop an effective plan of action. The culminating purpose of this study is to combine prior research regarding the obstacles that exist for general populations of parents with new and unique research based on an urban school district population. The resulting data will allow for a deeper understanding of the need for differentiation when urban schools are developing parental outreach programs as opposed to implementing generalized programs as they have in the past. Research outcomes will be used as resources for developing programs that schools can create and implement to reach all demographic groups of parents. For the purpose of this study, suggestions and applications will be aimed at populations that are directly connected to the school: members of administration, teachers, and students. This narrowing will allow for maximum control and effective execution of programs due to ease of access to the partakers.
    • Barriers to Physical Activity in Adolescents

      Perreault, Melanie; Houston-Wilson, Cathy; Vojtisek, Nicole (2019-12-15)
      Abstract Physical activity is an important component to living a healthy lifestyle; however, adolescents’ physical activity levels are often very low. Thus, the purpose of this synthesis was to examine barriers adolescents face when it comes to being physically active and find out how they can be prevented or overcome. The critical mass revealed several internal and external barriers that adolescents face. These include lack of motivation/interest, lack of resources, and increased screen time. Since the research is examining adolescents, parents also played a large role in the studies. In order to address some of the barriers, strategies focused on increasing motivation, providing adequate social support, and redirecting screen time should be implemented. Future research should look further into trying to prevent barriers, especially internal ones that adolescents have more control over. If barriers are prevented, then adolescents will hopefully be more physically active and live a healthy lifestyle. Keywords: Barriers, adolescents, physical activity
    • Barriers to Treatment and the Connection to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

      Outland, Rafael; James, Kelsey; The College at Brockport (2016-04-01)
      Individuals who are engaging in mental health counseling services are demonstrating a lack of engagement in treatment. The purpose of this research study is to demonstrate a relationship between client’s perceived barriers to mental health treatment and to human needs as identified through Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (1943). This study was conducted through administration of a 27-item survey that consisted of a list of barriers to treatment and basic needs. The development and administration of this survey will be detailed through describing the location of the research site, recruitment process, and collection of data. A total of 22 participants completed the survey. Data analysis showed that 72.27% of participants reported at least one of their barriers to treatment being a basic need as identified by Maslow. The findings are discussed and implications for professional counseling and future research.
    • Basal Reading Texts: Change in Sex Role Attributes? With a Survey of the Literature on Sex Roles

      Sieber, Ronn; The College at Brockport (1974-07-01)
      Domination in humans is more behavioral than innate. Socialization conditions the sexes to react differently to a given situation; behavioral differences metaphor dichotomy of the sexes. Extreme stereotypic behavior inhibits intellect. Males dominate most of the world's societies. Humans generalize status and life styles from primary roles; perhaps males, as mobile hunters, perceive themselves worthier of power. Schools transmit cultural traits intact over generations, serving cultural lag. School environments and personnel often remained fixed in message. Media remains the variable to effect desirable changes. This study, designed to sample sex role attribute changes in readers between two periods, used questionnaires compiling frequencies of these. Four popular basals were samples, 228 stories of grade 1-3 level. Results reveal few changes; basal readers are not keeping pace with their culture.
    • "Base Betrayers": The Priests of James Joyce's Dubliners

      Withey, Carl; The College at Brockport (1980-01-01)
      This paper examines the priests in James Joyce's Dubliners and dis cusses the ramifications of their presence or absence in the stories, and their importance to the book as a whole. The basic goal will be to demonstrate that in Dubliners Joyce portrayed the Irish Catholic priest as a simoniacal Judas who sold out his spirituality and betrayed the Irish people. In "'Two Gallants" Joyce has Lenehan call Corley a "base betrayer" because Corley prostitutes himself for money. Although Corley is not one of the priests in the book, he clearly is a conterpart to them in his actions. This is why I have chosen as the title to my thesis "Base Betrayers: The Priests of James Joyce's Dubliners. " The first section of the thesis consists of an introduction to the history of Dubliners, a summary of Joyce's religious background, an examination of the religious views Joyce held as a mature writer, and finally, a presentation of his attitude toward his fellow countrymen. The second section discusses in brief the major the.themes and methods of Dubliners, their relevance to the priests of the book, and then examines the appearances of those priests in the individual stories. The third section scrutinizes the clerics of Dubliners as a group, and attempts to come to some final conclusions about their presentation.
    • Baseballs and Quadratic Equations

      Peters, David; The College at Brockport (2004-10-31)
      The objective of this lesson is for students to see the relationship between the simulation of a real life situation modeled with the Interactive Physics software, the path of a thrown baseball, and the description of the path with a quadratic equation.