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  • Preparing for class: actions and resources of introductory biology students 

    Ballard, Tina M.; Sattar, Sabah; Wright, Kendra D.; Sabel, Jaime, L.; Bergan-Roller, Heather E. (Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, 2021-11-30)
    Instructors want students to be prepared for class. There are several different resources and activities available to help students prepare for class, but very little is known about how students choose to prepare for class ...
  • The Doomed Constitutional Case Against Exclusive Representation 

    Oswalt, Michael M. (American Constitution Society, Washington, D.C., 2021-06)
    When the Supreme Court decided Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in 2018, the decision not only made it unconstitutional for public sector unions to require “fair share fees” ...
  • Mathematicians’ beliefs, instruction, and students’ beliefs: how related are they? 

    Rupnow, Rachel (Taylor & Francis, 2021-11-29)
    It is generally accepted that teachers’ beliefs impact their instructional choices, but characterizations of that relationship are limited in college settings. Furthermore, examinations of instructor beliefs, instruction, ...
  • How COVID-19 Affected the Academic Internship Experience 

    Drilling, Jonathan, 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-11-19)
    My research paper examines the accounting interns’ perceptions of working in a remote environment due to COVID-19, and how the employers demonstrated and/or showed interns the firm’s or company’s culture. Specifically, ...
  • The Care and Management of a Newborn with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 

    Combs, Alexis M., 1998-- (Northern Illinois University, 2021-11-07)
    Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in street drug and opioid use across the world. Throughout the United States, at least one newborn is affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) every fifteen ...

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