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Many faculty on campus at UCF are actively engaged in SoTL Research. Below are some highlights of ongoing projects and a list of recent publications from faculty on campus doing SoTL work. E-mail the Faculty Center at fctl@ucf.edu if you’d like your research to be featured here.

Spotlight

Hamann, Pollock, Wilson
Kerstin Hamann, Hutch Pollock, Bruce Wilson: Department of Political Science

Large classes tend, out of necessity, to be lecture-driven, which can make student engagement difficult. Digital learning can enhance student engagement in various ways. For example, small online discussions can increase interaction and participation. In one study, we compared the benefits of small group, large class, and online discussions and found that small-group discussions tend to have higher perceived benefits than large-class discussions and show some indicators of “democratizing” the classroom. In a separate study, we investigated the effect of preceptors on critical thinking skills in online classes and found that high-quality postings early on in a discussion have a positive effect on subsequent postings. Our work in this area was recognized by the Information Technology & Politics Section of the American Political Science Association with a Best Research Paper prize.

UCF-SoTL Award

Faculty engaged in SoTL may receive recognition for their work by applying for the UCF-SoTL award. Information on applying for the award and the associated rewards is available on the Faculty Excellence website.

UCF Faculty SoTL Work

Many faculty members at UCF across a range of departments are doing SoTL research. Check out references for recent SoTL publications and presentations below.

2019

Hou, S. (accepted; 2019 Jan). Evaluating the effectiveness of an HIV Prevention Webcourses on reaching HIV related competencies – A mixed-methods quasi-experiment study among college students. Journal of Scholarships of Teaching and Learning.

Ortiz, E., Eisenreich, H., & Tapp, L. (in press, 2019). Physical and virtual manipulative framework conceptions of undergraduate pre-service teachers. International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 20(1). [http://www.cimt.org.uk/journal].

Zemack-Rugar, Y., Corus, C., & Brinberg, D. (2019). The academic response-to-failure scale: Predicting and increasing academic persistence post-failure. Journal of Marketing Education, Online First.

2018

Donnelly, J., & Hernández, F. E. (2018). Fusing a reversed and informal learning scheme and space: student perceptions of active learning in physical chemistry. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 19(2), 520-532.

Feldmann-Jensen, S., Hackerott, C., Knox, C.C., Ramsay, J., McEntire, D.A. (In Press). The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Emergency Management and Homeland Security:  Trends, Gaps, Barriers, and Opportunities. Journal of Emergency Management.

Haupt, B., & Knox, C.C. (2018). Measuring Cultural Competence in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Higher Education Programs. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 24(4), 538–556.

Hou, S. (2018; online first 26 Oct 2017). A Taiwan Study Abroad program on Aging, Culture, & Healthcare.  Educational Gerontology, 44(1), 18-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2017.1386353

Hou, S. (2018). Using Social Media to Enhance Lessons Learned and Reflection on a Public Health Study Abroad Program to Taiwan. Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Organizational Behavior, p.46-64 (ISBN 2521-7445).

Hou, S. & Fetters, M.D. (2018; ePub ahead of print). Mixed methods in public health research in Taiwan – Using visual diagrams to communicate complex design procedures, Health Care for Women International, DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2018.1516769

Fetters, M.D., & Hou, S.* (2018).  Mixed Methods Research: State of the Art Integration Procedures.  Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 37(4), 360-365. [In Chinese] Access at: https://doi.org/10.6288/TJPH.201808_37(4).107033  * corresponding author.

Hou, S., Kelly, A., Niec, G., Cao, X., Rosenthal, M.P., & Ekanauake, R. (2018) A mixed-method study on aging-in-place factors among older adults in two villages in Florida, USA. Proceedings of the 2018 ICBTS International Multidiscipline Research Conference, p.74-79. ISBN: 978-616-406-855-6.

Hou, S. & Williams, D. (2018). Digital storytelling projects combined with social and ecological framework applications to examining health disparities among vulnerable groups. Proceedings of the 2018 ICBTS International Multidiscipline Research Conference, p.1-8. ISBN: 978-616-406-855-6.

Katt, J., Sivo, S., Miller, A. N., Brown, T., Scott, A., & Neel, S. (2018). Refinement of the Classroom Citizenship Behavior scale. Communication Research Reports, 35, 282-291. doi:10.1080/08824096.2018.1467832.

Knox, C.C., Emrich, C., & Haupt, B. (In Press). Advancing Emergency Management Higher Education: Importance of Cultural Competence Scholarship. Journal of Emergency Management.

Regalla, M., Davies, A., Grissom, D., & Losavio, A. (2018). Classroom to Communities of Practice: Benefits for English Learners and Teacher Candidates Through Partnerships. Multicultural Perspectives, 20(1), 25-32.

Sousa, S. (2018). The benefits of role play in Portuguese language and culture classes. Portuguese Language Journal, 12, 22-39.

Towson, J. A., Taylor, M. S., Tucker, J., Paul, C., Pabian, P., & Zraick, R. I. (2018). Impact of Virtual Simulation and Coaching on the Interpersonal Collaborative Communication Skills of Speech-Language Pathology Students: A Pilot Study. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 2(2).

Yrisarry, N., Neuberger, L., & Miller, A. N. (In press). Instructor response to uncivil behaviors in the classroom: An application of politeness theory. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

2017

Hahs-Vaughn, D. L., Acquaye, H., Griffith, M. D., Jo, H., Matthews, K., & Acharya, P. (2017). Statistical literacy as a function of online versus hybrid course delivery format for an introductory masters statistics course. Journal of Statistics Education, 25 (3), 112-121. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10691898.2017.1370363?needAccess=true

Hou, S. (2017). Measuring social media active level (SMactive) and engagement level (SMengage) among professionals in higher education. International Journal of Cyber Society and Education, 10(1), 1-16.  doi: 10.7903/ijcse.1520

Hou, S., Pereira, V. (2017).  Measuring the infusion of service-learning (SL) on student outcomes – Validating an assessment suite on Program Development and Implementation Competencies (SL-SEPDI). Journal of Experiential Education, 40(2), 170-186.

Katt, J., Miller, A. N., & Brown, T. (2017). Testing the Classroom Citizenship Behaviors Scale: Exploring the association of classroom citizenship behaviors and student traits. Communication Education, 66(2), 229-235. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2016.1245860

Kinnally, W., Miller, A. N., Robertson, L., & Montano, E. (2017). Media journaling: A quantitative comparison of approaches to youth media diary reporting. Communication Research Reports, 34, 171-179. doi: 10.1080/08824096.2016.1224172

Ortiz, E. (2017). Pre-Service Teachers’ Ability to Identify and Implement Cognitive Levels in Mathematics Learning. Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 3, 1-14.

2016

Donnelly, J., Diaz, C., & Hernandez, F. E. (2016). OCTET and BIOTEC: A model of a summer intensive camp designed to cultivate the future generation of young leaders in STEM. Journal of Chemical Education, 93(4), 619-625.

Donnelly, J., & Hernandez, F. E. (2016). Two-Photon Absorption Spectroscopy on Curcumin in Solution: A State-of-the-Art Physical Chemistry Experiment. Journal of Chemical Education, 94(1), 101-104.

Klebig, B., Goldonowicz, J., Mendes, E., Katt., J., & Miller, A. N. (2016). The effects of instructor behavior and student personality traits on incivility in the college classroom. Communication Research Reports, 33, 152-158. doi: 10.1080/08824096.2016.1154837

Knox, C. C. & Harris, A. (2016). Evolution of an Experiential Learning Partnership in Emergency Management Higher Education. Journal of Emergency Management, 14(3), 201-212.

Kourova, A., Salter, A., Pidberejna, I., & McDaniel, R. (2016) From Orlando to Russia: Cross-cultural communication through gamemaking. Proceedings of the 34th Annual International Conference on the Design of Communication. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. Arlington, VA.

Perez, M., McCardy, A., & Miller, A. N. (2016). The effect of threat mitigation in online instructor feedback on student perceptions of mentoring behavior. Florida Communication Journal, 44(2), 61-67.

2019

Drum, L., Sualp, K., & Hou, S. (2019). Evaluating the long-term impact of a Taiwanese study abroad program on participants’ career choice.  Paper presented at the 2019 Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, Daytona, FL.

Sanguiliano, J., Alidina, T. & Hou, S. (2019). Traveling abroad and within: Cultural competency and flexibility – Lessons learned from a study abroad program using a mixed methods approach.  Paper presented at the 2019 Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, Daytona, FL.

Ortiz, Enrique (2019, February). Preservice Teachers’ Participation in a Virtual Classroom Simulator Involving Mathematics Diagnostic Tasks. Presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.

Viau, J. (2019, March) ‘every living creature’ – Teaching the flood narrative at a public university in Florida. To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion. Greenville, NC.

2018

Hackerott, C., Feldman-Jensen, S., Knox, C.C., McEntire, D., O’Connor, M. (2018, June). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Methods Workshop. FEMA Higher Education Conference, Emmitsburg, MD.

Hou, S. (2018). Digital storytelling projects combined with social and ecological framework applications to examining health disparities among vulnerable groups. Paper presented at the 2018 International Business Education Social Sciences & Technology (IBEST) Conference: The International Academic Multi-disciplines Research Conference in Oslo, Norway.  (2018 IBEST Edu T&L)

Hou, S. (2018). Using Social Media to Enhance Lessons Learned and Reflection on a Public Health Study Abroad Program to Taiwan. Paper presented at the 2018 International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Organizational Behavior (ICEPO), Taipei, Taiwan.

Hou, S. (2018). Two business models of developing new culture-health-aging study abroad programs in higher education. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Atlanta, GA.

Hou, S. (2018).  Introduction of mixed methods research in Taiwan.  Opening keynote presentation at the 2018 International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Organizational Behavior (ICEPO), Taipei, Taiwan.

Katt, J., Brown, T., Miller, A., Sellnow, D., & Sivo, S. (2018, November). The association of online learning climate with student motivation, affect toward course, affect toward instructor, and perceived cognitive learning. Manuscript presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association: Salt Lake City.

Knox, C.C. & Ramsay, J. (2018, March). Emergency Management and Homeland Security Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Focus Group Update. Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration Conference, Denver, CO.

Ortiz, E. (2018, May). Use of Mixed Reality Simulation to Assess Diagnostic Competence Self-efficacy. Presented at the 6th Annual TeachLive Conference. Orlando, FL.

Zaurin, R. (2018, January) Active Learning: Preparing the Engineering Student for Success. Presented at the Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Zaurin, R.  (2018, February) Sharing my IDEAS Project for Large Size Classes: Preparing Engineering Students For Success! Presented at the National Students Success Conference. Tampa Bay, FL.

Zaurin, R. (2018, March). Leaders Up Close. Invited Speaker to the Spring 2018 Seminar Series at The Engineering Leadership & Innovation Institute, University of Central Florida.

Zaurin, R.  (2018, April) Project-Based Active Learning Homework (PBH)” Improving Student Success. Presented at the Colloquium on Teaching & Learning Innovation. DeLand, FL.

Zaurin, R.  (2018, September) Project-Based Learning Presented at the Florida Active Learning Expo, Hutchinson Beach Resort, Jensen Beach, FL.

2017

Hou, S. (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of an HIV Prevention Webcourses on reaching HIV related competencies – A mixed-methods quasi-experiment study among college students. Paper presented at the the 2nd Mixed Methods International Research Association Regional Conference, Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I.

Kuo, T., & Hou, S. (2017).  Outcomes of study exchange programs on global aging between Taiwan and USA. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Miami, FL.

Hou, S. (2017).  Global Gerontology Education – Five-year lessons learned from a Taiwan Study Abroad program on Aging, Culture, & Silver Healthcare. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Miami, FL.

Katt, J., Miller, A. N., Brown, T., Scott, A., Neel, S., & Sivo, S. (2017, November). Classroom citizenship behaviors and instructor communication. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association: Dallas, TX.

Katt, J., Miller, A. N., Brown, T., & Sivo, S. (2017, March). Refinement and validation of the classroom citizenship behaviors scale. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association: Boston, Massachusetts.

Knox, C. C. & Haupt, B (2017, February). Cultural Competency Skills in Emergency Management Education. Paper presented at the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Knox, C.C. & Haupt, B. (2017, March). Are We There Yet?: Culturally Competent Administrators for a Bold and Noble Public Service. Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Knox, C.C. & Harris, A. (2017, May). Integrating Team Work with a Community Partner: Hands-on Experience in an Emergency Operations Center. Paper presented at UCF Summer Faculty Conference in Orlando, FL.

Knox, C. C. (2017, June). Cultural Competency in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Higher Education: Where Are We on the Cultural Competency Continuum? Paper presented at the FEMA Higher Education Conference, Emmitsburg, MD.

Kourova, A. (2017, November). STARTALK at UCF–third year. Workshop: “Student Experience as Cultural teaching Tools through Digital Storytelling.” National STARTALK conference, Portland, OR.

Kourova, A. (2017, February). Using Digital Stories in the Language Classrooms, Presentation at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, an affiliate of the Modern Language Association of America, San-Francisco, CA.

Ortiz, E., Eisenreich, H., and Tapp, L. (2017, April).  Pre-service teachers’ conceptions of virtual manipulatives.  Research paper presentation at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) 2017 Research Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Ortiz, E., Eisenreich, H., and Tapp, L. (2017, April). Pre-service Teachers’ Implementation of Cognitive Levels in Mathematics. Research roundtable presentation at the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Viau, J. (2017, November). In and out of one another’s closets: Notes on form, fashion, and freedom in the classroom. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion. Boston, MA.

Zaurin, R. (2017, February). Participant on the Round Table: Improving STEM Education- as part of Helmsley Grant. Presented at the Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

2016

Katt, J., Miller, A. N., & Brown, T. (2016, November). Testing the CCB Scale: Exploring the Association of Classroom Citizenship Behaviors and Student Traits. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Katt, J. A., Miller, A. N., & Sivo, S. (2016, April). Revisiting the effects of reversed items when measuring competence, caring, and trustworthiness. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore, Maryland.

Knox, C. C. (2016, June). Incorporating Cultural Competency Skills in Emergency Management Higher Education: Preparing the Next Generation to Manage a Dynamic Whole Community. Paper presented at the FEMA Higher Education Conference, Emmitsburg, MD.

Knox, C. C. & Harris, A. (2016, June). Implementing Experiential Learning Partnerships in Emergency Management Higher Education: A Case Study. Paper presented at the FEMA Higher Education Conference, Emmitsburg, MD.

Kourova, A. & Pidberejna, I (2016, September). From Orlando to Russia: Cross-cultural communication through gamemaking. Presentation at the 34th Annual International Conference on the design of communication. Arlington, Virginia.

Ortiz, E. (2016, January). A framework for using virtual manipulative tools such as apps and applets. Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the College Teaching and Learning Conference. Orlando, FL.

Ortiz, E. (2016, February).  Pre-service teachers’ implementation of physical and virtual manipulatives.  Paper presentation at the Research Council for Mathematics Learning Annual Conference.  Orlando, Florida.

2015

Atwell, L., Montano, E., Robertson, L., & Schuler, J., Kinnally, W., & Miller, A. N.  (2015, April). A comparison of three Internet-based media diary formats for gathering information about college student media use. TOP PAPER, open category, Research Division. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Broadcast Educators’ Association, Las Vegas.

Katt, J., Miller, A. N., & Sivo, S. (2015, April). Examining the use of reversed items when measuring teacher competence, caring, and trustworthiness. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia.

Knox, C. C. (2015, May). University-Community Emergency Management Partnerships: Bridging Different Worlds for Common Goals. Paper presented at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Orlando, FL.

Kourova, A. (2015, May). Getting closer: A cross-cultural project focusing on teaching foreign languages to US students and blind/visual impaired students in Russia. Paper presented at the Zverev International Biennial Conference on American Studies, Moscow, Russia.

Kourova, A. (2015, March). US-Russia Dialogue Project. Presentation at the Central Association of Russian Teachers of America, Dallas, TX.

Kourova, A. & Reilly, K (2015, November). Teaching English to Visual Impaired Students in Russia. CFTESOL conference, Orlando, FL.

Kourova, A. (2015, October). US-Russian Dialogue program. Florida Foreign Language conference, St. Augustine, FL.

Yrisarry, N., Neuberger, L., & Miller, A. N. (2015, November). Instructor response to uncivil behaviors in the classroom: An application of politeness theory. TOP PAPER, Instructional Communication Division. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hou, S. (Editor-in-Chief; 2017). Service learning: Perspectives, goals and outcomes. (Hardcopy). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-53610-879-8). https://novapublishers.com/shop/service-learning-perspectives-goals-and-outcomes/

Hou, S. (Editor-in-Chief; 2017). Service learning: Perspectives, goals and outcomes. (eBook). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-53610-903-0).

Hou, S., & Wilder, S. (2017). Age, gender, career track, and rank on faculty service-learning beliefs. In Hou, S. (Eds.), Service learning: Perspectives, goals and outcomes. (Hardcopy). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-53610-879-8).

Hou, S., & Wilder, S. (2017). Age, gender, career track, and rank on faculty service-learning beliefs. In Hou, S. (Eds.), Service learning: Perspectives, goals and outcomes. (eBook) (Chap. 2: pp.21-44). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-53610-903-0).