First hosted in 2014, this unique poster event honors the innovative work of students, faculty, nonprofit, government and business partners both in the United States and abroad. It provides a unique opportunity to encourage and foster partnerships and collaborations among universities, colleges, and industry while including those who may not normally have a venue for recognition and sharing of ideas, theories, research, evaluations and other societal contributions.
The event was hosted in partnership with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus State Community College, and the Columbus College of Art & Design.
Browse poster presentations from 2016 below.
Results of a Successful Redesign of an Introductory Statistics Course: Improved Student Performance, Retention, and Course Satisfaction
Nimet Alpay, Natalya Koehler, and Carolyn LeVally
Statistical Strategies: Meeting the Needs of Struggling Math Students through Self-Guided Interactive Multimedia
Nimet Alpay, Natalya Koehler, Carolyn LeVally, and Tawana Washington
As part of the MATH 215 redesign, we developed weekly web-based interactive multimedia lectures, based on the 12 principles of multimedia learning (Mayer, 2001). The goal of our research study was to determine, using formative evaluation, if these multimedia pieces were useful and if they should continue to be used.
Central Ohio Regional Enforcement: Share Training Feasibility Study
Sean Asbury and Jonathan McCombs
The Central Ohio Regional Enforcement group of 25 law enforcement agencies applied for and was awarded a grant to study the feasibility of an online shared training platform that shows a pathway to college credit.
What Present Day Students can Discover from Ancient Mounds in Ohio
Christi S. Bartman
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, which is managed by the National Park Service (NPS), is made up of earthen mounds and earthworks created by an ancient culture in Ohio that date from around 100 BC to AD 400. NPS is now applying for World Heritage Site designation for this site.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Susanna Beachy, Raye Lynne Gerber, Jessica Oberle, Martina Peng, and James Pierson
In order to enhance student experiential learning, Franklin University's Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics continued its third year efforts in participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in 2016, in conjunction with United Way's Tax Time Coalition of Central Ohio and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The VITA program prepares free federal and state tax returns for low to moderate income taxpayers in the central Ohio community. During the 2016 tax season, 14 volunteer undergraduate students, alumni and administrative personnel were trained and received IRS certification to serve the community; the efforts of the volunteers in the Franklin University VITA program have served 187 clients and successfully helped these clients claim $201,807 in refunds; saving them an estimated $37,400 in preparation fees! Student and alumni volunteers not only had the opportunity to contribute back to the community but also earned hands-on experience working with clients by applying what they have learned in the accounting courses. The poster will demonstrate how Franklin VITA volunteers operated the tax clinic efficiently to give back to the local community and provided the unique experiential learning experience for students.
Accessible Game-Based Learning: A Method for Establishing Educational Games Across a Broad Variety of Subjects
Brad Birmingham and Richard Shoop
A reusable game platform was developed that accepts a question and answer format. This format provides access to a variety of game types including: true/false, multiple choice, and terms/definitions. The result is a subject agnostic foundation on which numerous game ideas and themes can be added.
Growth Mindset for Mentors Toolkit
- Deeper understanding about the importance of growth mindset to help students succeed prompted City Year, an education nonprofit fueled by national service that works in high-need schools in 28 cities, including Columbus, to partner with Stanford University's Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS) and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.
- Together, as part of the U.S. Department of Education's Mentoring Mindsets Initiative, this nonprofit-higher education partnership developed a new research-based resource for mentors nationwide, the Growth Mindset for Mentors Toolkit.
- City Year piloted this online resource in partner schools in Columbus and Miami in early 2016; control sites were in Chicago and Little Rock. The toolkit was designed to help mentors encourage growth mindsets in students.
- Research by psychologist Carol Dweck demonstrates that having a growth mindset helps students retain confidence, perseverance and resilience and cultivate positive decisions, in addition to performing better in school.
- PERTS is conducting a randomized control trial based on survey data gathered from City Year's full-time AmeriCorps members in both the treatment and control sites to better understand the impact of this toolkit on mentors and their ability to cultivate a growth mindset in the students they serve.
Teaching by Example and Learning by Doing
Through our sustainability program, Urbana University has introduced several projects that enhance our educational offerings both to our students and to the broader community. This poster summarizes some of our major accomplishments.
Class Activities that Create a Climate for Active Learning!
Active Learning is anything that students do in a classroom other than passively listening to an instructor's lecture. This includes everything from listening practices which help the students to absorb what they hear, to short writing exercises in which students react to lecture material, to complex group exercises in which students apply course material to "real life" situations and/or to new problems. Students are no longer mere receivers of information but they are given time to work with the topic. This chart compares traditional lectures with active learning.
A Year of Global Citizenship
Barbara Carder and Sarah Gepper
The goal of the Diversity Dimensions Committee during 2015 was to increase awareness of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and respect among our workforce, using the theme of Global Citizenship. We feel our events were successful in achieving that goal, and we are very proud of the accomplishments of the committee during 2015.
It's a fact of modern-day business life: Everyone is asked to do more with less. As a result, tough decisions are constantly in the works, including where to invest and where to save. Many organizations feel forced to focus on the negatives, such as cutbacks, reductions and sacrifices. However, research proves what you already know: People matter. Developing your workforce brings a valuable return on investment. With FranklinWORKS, partner organizations have access to a complete portfolio of educational options designed and delivered by a university that has been solely dedicated to educating ambitious students for more than 110 years. These scalable resources enable partners to recruit, train and retain the talent vital to moving their organizations forward.
Open Educational Resources (OER): A Framework for Adoption and Its Impact Assessment on Learning
While there's general consensus among many stakeholders in the educational sector about the value and the need to deploy open educational resources (OER) as a potential cure to rising costs of instructional and learning materials, particularly textbooks; little agreement exists on how this noble endeavor should be mainstreamed. This could partly be due to complexities and variations in needs of various institutions as well as departments within the same institutions. In other words, there is a lack of universally accepted taxonomy of OER standards and clearinghouse and/or system dedicated to vetting quality and efficacy of OER. Additionally, not much research has been conducted to ascertain whether the adoption of OER in higher education has indeed transformed learning through creation of efficiencies that enable access to quality and effective learning materials (that improve performance) while lowering costs to learners. Debate on whether to adopt or not adopt OER should move beyond cost considerations as the major driver. Instead the debate has to critically evaluate other key elements, as this is a multifaceted issue.
Music for Prosperity
Allison Dang, Spencer Keane, and William Knights
Infant mortality is the passing of a child before his/her first birthday. With the fifth highest infant mortality rate in the United States, infant mortality is increasingly becoming a larger and more detrimental problem, especially in South Linden, Ohio. Out of every one thousand children in South Linden, 20.3 of them will not make it to their first birthday. However, despite the staggering statistics, many are not aware of the issue, and counter infant mortality, including those who live in South Linden. Thus, Music for Prosperity was created to address the lack of awareness to address the lack of awareness by educating teenagers in the South Linden area about infant mortality and the preventive measure using the fine arts.
How Time and Social Awareness affect Good Policy Councils and Food Democracy in Communities
Chloe Degitz and Jill Clark
The data was collected via a Survey Monkey survey with a series of questions that ranged from how FPC's categorized themselves to their connection to the government to their top policy priorities. The survey also asked about what the FPC's needed assistance in in terms of funding to community engagement to being able to get from just fundraising to actual policy work. The participants were chosen for the survey using a database from the government. After the survey was closed, the data was collected into an Excel spreadsheet, The data was then collated into graphs and put in a side-by-side comparison with existing data from 2010. The data from 2010, was collected in much the same way, using Survey Monkey and Excel.
The Pervasive Power of Gender Norms
Gender norms and implicit biases work together across institutions, time, and people to contract or expand opportunity for women and girls in central Ohio - yet women are not the only ones at risk. Gender norms and implicit biases have material and drastic implications for the welfare of families and of larger society. In this report, we sought to understand what gives rise to the assumptions, associations, and expectations we place on women and men; how they are perpetuated through out interactions with relationships with each other; and how they impact and influence the lives of women and girls. This report explores the impact of gender norms and implicit biases in our policy areas of Economic Self-Sufficiency for Women, Leadership for Women, and Life Skills for Girls.
Rethinking Doctoral Education
Barbara Fennema, Fawn Winterwood, and Wendell Seaborne
Franklin University is a leader in innovative practices and programs tailored to our students' needs. Our doctoral programs are one more manifestation of our leadership in higher education. Our current and future students want and need additional degree choices to move forward in their careers and to reach their educational goals.
Incorporating the Brain Sciences into the Teaching of Business Psychology
Raymond L. Forbes Jr.
Franklin University has been at the forefront of integrating the findings of Neuroscience into its' masters degree program in Business Psychology. The teaching problem has been how to translate the often esoteric research of brain scientists into applications useful at the personal and organizational levels.
What We Learned Adopting 4 children
What happens when a family of three adopts four siblings? In this visual, interactive poster presentation, you will learn from the five oldest members of the Gardner family. We will share our experiences as birth child, adopted children, and adoptive parents. We will highlight what we have learned through this experience and share what we think you should do if you plan to adopt or are being adopted.
The Multimedia Developmental Process
Joel Gardner and Carolyn LeVally
Multimedia is becoming an increasingly important part of elearning and online learning. Over the past several years, many different tools for creating multimedia have become available and easily used. However, without good process, grounded in research-based instructional principles, multimedia often falls short of its potential to increase student learning and success. At Franklin University's International Institute for Innovative Instruction, we have developed and refined a streamlined, collaborative process for developing high quality, effective multimedia. In this poster session, we describe the process we use to conceptualize and develop targeted multimedia for our online and face-to-face courses. We also share specific examples of how we have used this process to create multimedia for courses at Franklin, along with best practices and tips for creating your own quality multimedia.
An Active Learning Approach to Teaching Tough Topics in Law School
Susan Gilles, Cynthia Ho, and Angela Upchurch
The classic image of the Law School classroom is "Professor Kingsfield's" at the podium using the Socratic Method to interrogate quivering law students. This article advocates the incorporation of new methods: we argue that an integrated and interactive approach to teaching and learning legal topics is beneficial for law students and law professors alike. Although the article focuses on personal jurisdiction, the lessons here can apply to a tough topic in any course. The article begins by explaining why personal jurisdiction is difficult, as well as theory and data on traditional studying versus how to promote optimal learning. The article then explains how the authors have effectively enhanced student learning with a two-pronged approach of providing key context to personal jurisdiction, combined with an active learning approach that involves interactive learning of PJ before, during and after class. This process includes a variety of tools including videos, guided reading of PJ cases with key questions, interactive quizzes with explanations before and after class, as well as "clicker" questions during class. The article concludes that one or more of these methods could be successfully incorporated into any class with a tough topic by faculty with varying teaching and technology preferences.
Community Data, Visualized
CRP produces data visualizations, called DataBytes, on a monthly basis. DataBytes provide a snapshot of a topic of importance to our community, region, or state today. The topics cover a wide range of social and economic issues such as student debt, carbon footprint, food security, child care, etc. DataBytes can be lighthearted, as in our April Fool's DataBytes, or introduce our audience to a serious but relevant issue, such as our Distracted Driving DataByte. These sharable graphics are great conversation starters, but also serve as resources to interesting or important local information.
Concord, COVA and Syntero provide an intensive hospital diversion program with the goal to keep young adults from a second psychiatric hospitalization and costly ongoing mental health treatment. Program elements include counseling, case management, psychiatry appointments and medication when needed, family education and vocational assistance to allow healing outside the hospital. Success is measured as a percentage of program participants re-hospitalized for one year after entering program versus control group at start of program of 47% re-hospitalization; and percentage of participants engaged in employment or engaged in education or training with a goal of 60%. Concord is also partnering with STAR House, a local drop-in center for homeless young adults to prevent hospitalization.
Meeting People Where They Are, Creating a Bridge Out of Poverty
Stanya M. Greathouse
The poverty rate is a key economic indicator often used by policy makers to evaluate current economic conditions within communities. Teen Start Inc. targets persons experiencing generational poverty by offering programs that supports young parents and their children providing culturally competent programs to "improve human capital through education, employment, intergenerational transfer of knowledge and social bridging capital" (Payne, 2012).
Addressing Rap Music and Social Media's Impact on African American Cultural Perceptions
Question: How does Rap music affect the perception of African American culture from other races pertaining to negative lyrics and images that rappers and their music sometimes portray, and the increased availability of images on social media? Fieldwork: The Billboard charts and lyrics of the most popular songs were studied to draw conclusions and recommendations. Research findings illustrated that every song studied and used for purposes of such discourse included references to oversexualization of women, promoted drug use (selling and abusing), prophesizing the need for money and material possessions, and other profanities. Conclusion: There is a need for education, calls to action, and increased opportunities and execution of positive imagery for African American Millennials. The main recommendation pertains to a social media campaign that creates an increase of positive imagery in the black community, driven by celebrities/rap artists.