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Students’ Experience with the Trilingual Program : A Survey Report

Students’ Experience with the Trilingual Program : A Survey Report

Center for Global Communication Strategies, The University of Tokyo (Received December 2017; accepted June 2018) Abstract In this paper, the authors introduce and discuss the findings gathered from a 2017 online survey targeting students studying under the Trilingual Program at the University of Tokyo. The aim of the study was to examine how students experience the program in terms of their motivation and to identify areas where the program could be potentially improved. The study’s design took into consideration the program’s overarching goals, teachers’ and students’ voices, and general issues pertaining to third language education in Japan. Completed by 165 students, the survey aids in determining the general demographics of the program’s learners, including the reasons for program withdrawal; the rationale behind the choice of the third language; and the student participation in the overseas travel offerings. Due to the authors’ particular interest in the dynamics of students’ motivation, both motivating and demotivating factors such as various obstacles are closely examined in order to identify potential areas of improvement. Finally, the students’ direct comments and suggestions are also considered. While the paper introduces many issues relevant to updating program policy, this study’s four major recommendations are related to streamlining/unifying the program’s process and requirements; enhancing integration of English; optimizing workload/benefit balance for science students; and reevaluating the program’s curriculum with the aim to strengthen the cultural/social component.
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Experience of road and other trauma by the opiate dependent patient: a survey report

Experience of road and other trauma by the opiate dependent patient: a survey report

Categorical data were analyzed, and significance levels, odds ratios and confidence intervals determined by the EpiInfo program from the Centres for Disease Control Atlanta, Georgia. Where a numerator was zero, a correc- tion to unity was introduced to allow calculation of an odds ratio [38] as indicated in the text. Fisher exact test with two tails was used where numbers in 2 × 2 tables were less than 5. Standard adjustments to the t-test degrees of freedom (df) were applied when variances appeared unequal. This resulted in decimal values for the df. Continuous variables which were normally distributed were analyzed by a two tailed Student's t-test with differ- ent variances in the statistical software program "Statis- tica" from Statsoft, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Continuous variables which were not normally distributed, particu- larly motor vehicle trauma were compared with the non- parametric Mann-Whitney test. "Statistica" was used to prepare graphs and for multivariate analysis. Square root transforms were applied to non-normally distributed vehicular trauma data prior to multiple regression proce- dures. Multivariate regression was performed in the Gen- eral Regression Module of Statistica on a personal computer running a Windows-XP platform. P < 0.05 was considered significant.
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2014 AUM Counseling Program Survey by Current & Former Students

2014 AUM Counseling Program Survey by Current & Former Students

5. Better preparation before going into Practicum. I wish I could have shadowed or seen some videos in class that showed a counseling session. More real-life examples on how to implement theories. It is nice to practice them in class but it would be great if we could see examples on how to do it properly before trying to do it ourselves. I know experience is the best teacher but it would be very helpful to see more examples.;

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Easing Students’ Transitions to University via a Summer Bridge and Outdoor Experience Program

Easing Students’ Transitions to University via a Summer Bridge and Outdoor Experience Program

the program, though this effect is definitely influenced by the fact that many students who participated in both halves of the program did so as part of the SAGE Scholars scholarship program, whose activities extended into the school year and beyond. While no questions in the survey explicitly addressed the impact of peer mentoring and peer mentors were not mentioned in any of the survey responses, again anecdotally and through informal surveying of students at the end of the program, peer mentors do seem to be a high-impact part of the program, at least for some students. Peer mentoring, including seeing students in leadership roles (both as on-campus peer mentors and as trip leaders on the outdoor portion of the program) and being able to have informal conversations with upper-class students seemed to provide value to participants. We intend to explore the effects of peer mentoring in future research on the outcomes of this program.
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PATIENT EXPERIENCE GRANT PROGRAM SERIES RESEARCH REPORT

PATIENT EXPERIENCE GRANT PROGRAM SERIES RESEARCH REPORT

surgery centers and serves 3 counties including rural and urban patient populations. Roper hospital, located in the downtown area of Charleston, SC, has 310 beds. It primarily serves the urban population and is the tertiary referral center for the system. Bon Secours Saint Francis (BSSF) hospital, located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC, has 130 beds. It primarily serves the urban-rural population and was designated an ANCC Magnet hospital in August 2010. Mt Pleasant hospital (MPH) is an 85-bed hospital that opened November 1st 2010 in Mt. Pleasant, just outside of Charleston, SC. Sample: All RSFH employees in 2010 and 2011 who completed the Annual Employee Survey. The survey was made available to all employees for approximately one month in either July or August of each year.
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In their own words: Analysing students’ comments from the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

In their own words: Analysing students’ comments from the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

Exploration of comments that contributed to creation of a concept takes place via conventional thematic analysis. In majority of cases there is no need to read all instances (in the case of this research some concepts were illustrated by more than 4000 comments) – the exploration ends when saturation is reached and new themes are not being generated anymore. Although this research generated a high number of themes and sub-themes, only the most prominent ones, that attracted hundreds of comments across numerous institutions, are presented in this report. The combination of automated and manual analysis has a major advantage over either fully automated or entirely manual approach. As Jackson and Trochim (2002) noticed, concept mapping “helps to ease the tension somewhat by combining statistical analysis and human judgment” (Jackson and Trochim 2002, p. 329).
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UW Information Technology 2015 Customer Experience Survey: Final Report

UW Information Technology 2015 Customer Experience Survey: Final Report

● Provide more access to training and instructional resources. ● Invest in increasing the vendor management skill set in UW-IT. INTRODUCTION UW Information Technology (UW-IT) has a strong commitment to aligning the services and support we provide with the needs of our University of Washington (UW) business partners (the “customers” for our services). To this end, the 2015 Customer Experience Survey gathered feedback from UW students, faculty and staff on all three campuses about their experience with services and support resources provided by UW-IT. The survey topics were high-level, addressing customers’ awareness, usage and experience. This general population survey is one component of a larger data collection strategy for UW-IT; it supplements data collected by other efforts targeted more narrowly at active users of specific services or gathering feedback on specific support interactions. This survey seeks to gain information about the general population, including individuals who may not currently be using, or even be aware of, our services, to fill in our picture of how UW-IT is perceived across the UW.
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The value of an open, early academic development program to students’ transition and first year experience: The UTAS UniStart program

The value of an open, early academic development program to students’ transition and first year experience: The UTAS UniStart program

Initial on-campus surveys include a mixture of yes/no and open-ended questions addressing: what students found most/least valuable in UniStart; whether they think UniStart will change what they do in their first year; their contact with staff; whether they would recommend UniStart to other students; and suggestions and comments. The focus of the initial distance questionnaires is on studentsexperience with UniStart as an online course, and what support they valued or needed to engage effectively with the material in this format. The follow-up survey includes similar questions to the initial on-campus survey regarding: the most/least valuable elements; the impact of UniStart on their study; whether they would recommend the program to others; plus questions regarding students‘ use of other academic support services during the year, and the length of time since they were engaged in formal study. Open-ended responses to the initial surveys conducted in Hobart in 2008 were coded for themes (Miles & Huberman, 1994) and descriptive analyses were conducted on this subset of data. In addition, the emergent themes formed the basis for the response options in the follow-up surveys. Representative student comments have been selected from the remaining qualitative data for the discussion, below.
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NPTS Program Summer 2014 Professional Development Experience Final Report

NPTS Program Summer 2014 Professional Development Experience Final Report

NPTS Program Summer 2014 Professional Development Experience Final Report The Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Students are doing exciting things this summer, whether here in Monterey or around the world in countries including Nepal, the Netherlands and Russia. This report should provide an understanding of the range and depths of experiences our students pursue during their graduate careers. The chart below indicates the number of students pursuing each type of opportunity this summer.

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Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity of Students in a Physical Therapy Program – A Pilot Survey

Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity of Students in a Physical Therapy Program – A Pilot Survey

LIMITATIONS Multiple limitations in this pilot study warrant cautious interpretation of our findings. This study was purposefully sampled to include different cohorts from the same program from a single educational institution. Second, the self-report nature of the MSS scale may have promoted social desirability bias. Although, the effect of this bias may be small or equal among the groups of participants. Third, the racial homogeneity of the students in this study was high, suggesting little ethnic diversity in the sample population. Fourth, group characteristics were similar enough for the observed differences to be ascribed to years of training; this was a cautious assumption because participants’ previous cross-cultural experience was unknown. Prior experience may influence the level of cultural awareness and skills. Finally, statistical power was limited due to the less than expected net sample size (n = 100) which may have played a role in the interpretation of the observed significance of some of the statistical comparisons conducted. Post hoc power analysis suggested a minimum sample size of 102 participants was needed to justify the use of parametric tests and to obtain statistical power at the recommended 0.80. We made an effort to address this by using nonparametric tests for analysis of between-group differences. Despite these limitations, the results of this study demonstrate evidence of the effectiveness of a spiraling curriculum tailored to the promotion of cultural competency among DPT students. CONCLUSION
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Educational Planning for Trilingual Program in Northeast Asia: Focusing on Trilingualism of Korean Minorities in China

Educational Planning for Trilingual Program in Northeast Asia: Focusing on Trilingualism of Korean Minorities in China

detrimental effects upon children’s confidence in and loyalty to the cultural heritage and pride. Cummins’ theory has aroused researchers to reconsider the relationship between the language choices in classroom and the cognitive development in an additive fashion. Communicative competence is as important as the coordinated development of literacy in the three languages involved with the latter placing more emphasis on reading and writing skills. It is widely agreed in the study of bilingualism that the use of home language, in most cases ethnic language, is beneficial for the cognitive and literacy development for young children when the competence of their native tongue outperforms the other language(s). The language development is closely bound with the cognitive development because students perceive the world and conceptualize what they have learned with the aid of the linguistic input. In a sense, the growth of cognitive capability entails or is entailed by the growth of linguistic competence (Cummins, 2001). The failure of the submersion education in the US, in a large degree, is attributed to the ignorance the gap between the English- media syllabus and teaching material and inferior English competence. However, in many countries with successful experience of bilingual education, educationalists and teachers place positive status on and show due respect to children’s native tongue. To ensure the balanced bilingual development, dual language bilingual education is adopted where there is a need for both languages to function in various social domains. Under this educational program, both languages are given equal status. In content-based courses, both languages are used as instructional language. The hindrance of wrong language choice also interferes with the identity-formation and ethnic pride, which in turn constitutes a threatening factor subduing the study motivation. When a child sees that his/her mother tongue is not appreciated by teachers of the societal environment, he/she will probably lose interests in study, thus leading to academic failure.
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A SURVEY REPORT ON MENTAL HEALTH. College Students Speak: A Survey Report on Mental Health

A SURVEY REPORT ON MENTAL HEALTH. College Students Speak: A Survey Report on Mental Health

Prevalence and risk of mental health issues in college. It is more common than you think and you are not alone, people just do not advertise it. Everyone should take care of their mental health since there are increased risks during college. Mental health is affected by the stress of college life. It can happen to anybody. Everyone has problems, stresses and challenges in life and sometimes need help to address them. More people than you realize are getting help. Everyone will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives and need to be aware of it so it is not detrimental to their health.
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Development of a standardised regional report from the NSW health survey program

Development of a standardised regional report from the NSW health survey program

We sent the regional report draft template and the questionnaire to 22 people who were nominated by the areas as contacts because of their role within the service and/or their experience. All 17 area health services were represented in this sample. Area contacts included people in a variety of positions such as: the directors of public health units and divisions of population health; epidemiologists; and planning, statistics, research, and health promotion professionals.

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Development of North Carolina s First Software Engineering Program: An Experience Report

Development of North Carolina s First Software Engineering Program: An Experience Report

Virtual ECU [7] is designed to help provide both current students and potential students with a gateway to discover what East Carolina University has to offer in the Software Engineering and Computer Science graduate degrees. Its focus is to create an effective learning environment for the students, to build a usable system to serve everyone, and to bring the educational experience of East Carolina University to the Web. Using Virtual ECU CalSys system, instructors can post their course and also all the information related to their course online. The Virtual ECU’s four distinct features include Lectures, Assignments, Projects, and Test calendars. It also provides tools for creating and posting online quizzes.
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Academic Performance And Experience In Research Project And The Result Of Course Feedback Survey Of Engineering Students

Academic Performance And Experience In Research Project And The Result Of Course Feedback Survey Of Engineering Students

the quality of education being offered by all academic institutions. The adequacy of facilities and provision for technological advancement would lead each student to better understanding of their courses and improved interest towards their enrolled degree program. Likewise, the course feedback study of Dayao [6] intends to contribute to the development of the course which is responsible in providing students the qualities significant to be successful. Due to limited studies conducted on the course feedback in the setting of this study, this will shed light to the significance and growing needs in analyzing and utilizing the result of the course feedback survey as part of the implementation of the Outcome-Based Education (OBE). An [7] noted that giving student feedback on instruction provides various ways on how to improve the delivery of the course and even the program in relation to the OBE approach of teaching and learning process. Meanwhile, assessing the research experience of the engineering students also define the quality on the delivery of instruction and how students were properly mentored and guided from the research proposal up to the completion of their research projects. Research teachers and advisers have specific roles that contribute to the meaningful experience of the students through mentoring and advising. Wrenn and Wrenn [8] noted that educators of professional degree programs are constantly seeking ways to show students the importance of a solid grounding in theory in order to achieve excellence in their professional practice. This goal is achieved through both classroom and practice learning experiencesPutting research in the proper perspective and giving the students with the opportunity to identify problems within the community will help them develop the ability to become critical thinkers with a noble purpose. Litzinger, Lattuca, Hadgraft and Newstetter [2] emphasized that although engineering education has evolved in ways that improve the readiness of graduates to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, national and international organizations continue to call for change. Future changes in engineering education should be guided by research on expertise and the learning processes that support its development. Research process makes the students analytical and logical thinkers. Possessing the right mind-set and goal to achieve the scientific approach in exploring solutions and alternatives will help them measure how they can contribute to the development of the community and the country at large.
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mba.com Prospective Students Survey Survey Report

mba.com Prospective Students Survey Survey Report

Selection Process. The most common reservation to pursuing a graduate business degree has consistently been the belief that it requires more money than prospects have available. In 2011, nearly half (49%) of all prospective students cited such a reservation, a slight decline from 53 percent in 2009. Still, when deciding which program to apply to, there is a noticeable increase in the cost of attendance as a factor in the school selection process. The financial mix of prospective students illustrates this change in 2011 from prior years, as current prospects indicate on average a greater financial reliance on personal savings or earnings and support from parents, and reduced financial reliance on loans or grants, fellowships, and scholarships.
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VETERINARY PATHOLOGIST TRAINING PROGRAM DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY: FINAL REPORT

VETERINARY PATHOLOGIST TRAINING PROGRAM DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY: FINAL REPORT

becoming more and more foreign applicants. We have not received a single US citizen applicant for our current position. Only in about the last 5 years have I heard increasing “hall talk” among vet students how they liked pathology, but were concerned that after 5–6 years of training, they still might not be able to pass boards, so they go to clinical specialties. IMHO our board is designed for exclusivity, not to test minimal competency, and that needs to change. • It is important to not only produce board-

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A longitudinal study of the experience of a career development program for rural school students

A longitudinal study of the experience of a career development program for rural school students

achievement in higher education. A report derived from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth found evidence that students certainly valued career advice as being useful to their decision-making (Rothman & Hillman, 2008). Further, it has been argued that career education and counselling gives students the potential to overcome disadvantage by ensuring that they know what career path they want to pursue and how they might achieve their goals through higher education (McIlveen, Everton, & Clarke, 2005). Accordingly, this paper addresses the long-term impact of a career development program upon a group of rural high school students who explored higher education as a post-compulsory educational pathway.
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Cancer Patient Experience Survey: Insight Report and League Table 2014

Cancer Patient Experience Survey: Insight Report and League Table 2014

The 2014 Cancer Patient Experience Survey (CPES) demonstrates marginal but consistent improvements across many areas, especially around a) verbal communication, b) written information and c) getting understandable answers as well as having confidence in ward nurses. There are however, some areas where progress is still needed. These are shown below, along with examples of how Macmillan Cancer Support is helping to address these issues.

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2014 Client Experience Survey Summary of Inpatient Results by Program (% of Positive Responses)

2014 Client Experience Survey Summary of Inpatient Results by Program (% of Positive Responses)

45 to 64 years 35.6% 42.6% 0.0% 27.5% 37.5% 32.5% 50.0% 65 years or over 2.7% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% How long have you been receiving care with this program or service?

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