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Parity Issues in Criminal Justice

Project Lead: 
Ray Bynum
Project Description: 

In 2014, the Parity Issues study began the survey of  the US county sheriff department jails/ regional jails. The study began looking at the comparison of attrition rates between corrections officers and deputies in departments with parity/ without parity. Other factors, such as training replacement costs, was examined. Part I will be published in the Mar/ Apr 2016 edition of American Jails for the American Jail Association.

The second stage of the study compared the pay level of command staff in county sheriff departments with parity/ without parity.

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A Descriptive Case Study: Faculty Views on How Technology Promotes Transformative Learning in Graduate Online Learning

Project Lead: 
Elisabeth Weinbaum
Project Description: 

Empirical studies indicate that transformative learning (defined as: centrality of experience, critical reflection, and rational discourse) founded on theoretical mediation models is significant to the learning process. This descriptive case study will look at (via online surveys, virtual interviews, and document reviews) technology embedded in E-learning classroom platforms and student-teacher interaction in online graduate students.

Effects of Cultural Diversity Information Sharing in Organizational Settings: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Project Lead: 
Susanne Beier
Project Description: 

Dr. Susanne Beier (Research Affiliate, CWDR, SAS) / Dr. Kelley Conrad (Research Affiliate, CWDR, SAS) / Dr. Carlos Tasso Aquino (University Research Chair, CWDR, SAS)

Higher Education Challenges in the 21st Century: Assessing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Student Programming Designed to Create Effective Global Citizens

Project Lead: 
Carlos Tasso Aquino
Project Description: 

Dr. Carlos Tasso Aquino (University Research Chair, CWDR, SAS) / Dr. Judith A. Smrha (Baker University) / Dr. Aaron Coe (Program Dean, Scholarship Support, SAS)

Higher Education in the 21st Century - A Learning-Centered Approach

Project Lead: 
Carlos Tasso Aquino
Project Description: 

Life in college and university is just a step to be overcome towards a successful career. The potential employers in the marketplace look for professionals that are capable to show and use appropriately not only technical skills for a specific area, but also interpersonal and managerial skills. Students need to be approached in such a way to foster their interest in the development of such characteristics, since they will help them to pursue a successful career and life.

Diversity in the Classroom - Generational Cohorts and Their Impact on the Quality of Higher Education Learning Processes in the 21st Century

Project Lead: 
Carlos Tasso Aquino
Project Description: 

Dr. Carlos Tasso Aquino (Research Chair, CWDR, SAS)Dr. Pamela Gordon (Research Fellow, CWDR, SAS)Dr. Liz Minthorne (Research Affiliate, CWDR)

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