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Trivedi, Shikha; Mthombeni, Fungai M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a theoretical paradigm that advocates educational success for the highest proportion of students possible. Many countries have embraced this philosophy as a way of providing an environment that addresses learner's diverse needs. Historically, learners with certain special needs have been denied full…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Academic Achievement
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Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazadjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
This article features eight AAFCS-accredited academic units in higher education to illustrate how the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) can be integrated into program curricula and educational procedures or structures. Contributors represent the following educational institutions (listed and presented in alphabetical order):…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Higher Education
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Hall, Scott S.; Harden, Amy; Pucciarelli, Deanna L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
A national study of family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals in higher education was analyzed as a case study to illustrate procedures useful for investigating issues related to FCS. The authors analyzed response rates of more than 1,900 FCS faculty and administrators by comparing those invited to participate and the 345 individuals who…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Consumer Science, Consumer Economics
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Stewart, Barbara L.; Goodson, Carole; Miertschin, Susan – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Case studies informed the development of a checklist for use in determining whether to engage in online educational practices whereby the family and consumer sciences (FCS) instructor teaches from a location distant from campus.Objective and subjective case details were recorded and analyzed for commonality and variance. From cross-case analysis,…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Witt, Susan D.; Witt, David D.; Clark, Cassie R. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
It is well established that college students who participate in campus professional organizations report that their educational experience is enhanced and they are better able to make a successful transition to the world of work. In this study, family and consumer sciences students in three major areas of study--child and family development;…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Consumer Science, Educational Experience, Student Organizations
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Shirley, Lindsey – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Throughout the profession's history, family and consumer sciences professionals have worked to consider what should be done about various social issues affecting individuals, families, and communities across the world. Hunger is a global issue pertaining to the right to life, human survival, sustainable communities, and promotion of healthy…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Colleges, Problem Solving, Hunger
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Moore, Cynthia K.; Andrews, Frances E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Cultural Celebration was a quantity foods class project with embedded problem-based learning that involved a departmental event planned and catered by students and their instructor each fall semester for 5 consecutive years. It provided a creative way to meet outcome measures assigned to a junior/senior level course required in the dietetics and…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Outcome Measures, Class Activities, Problem Based Learning
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Morrison, Kathryn; Saboe-Wounded Head, Lorna; Cho, Soo Hyun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Forty-six Consumer Affairs (CA) internship supervisors were surveyed to identify critical knowledge and skills demonstrated by interns and to examine the importance of knowledge and skills needed in the workplace from the supervisors' perspectives.The knowledge and skills measured were identified through program goals. Results revealed that CA…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Ethics, Speech Communication, Consumer Science
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Dallmeyer, Martha A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
In 2008, the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Bradley University recognized the need to improve the quality of the laboratory experience in foodservice classes. A hands-on, real-world, learning experience was desired. Simultaneously, the university administration wanted to provide an on-campus foodservice for students from 8:00 p.m. to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Food Service, Learning Experience, Laboratories
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Shirley, Lindsey; Roark, Mark F.; Lewis, Lisa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Utah State University Cooperative Extension programming, provided through the historic land-grant system, is one method used to meet the needs of residents located in rural communities. Residents in a Central Utah county need Cooperative Extension programs to address the health and wellness of their rural community. According to the Utah…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Physical Activities, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Firebaugh, Francille M.; Nickols, Sharon Y.; Atiles, Jorge H.; Turkki, Kaija – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
This article identifies characteristics of enduring FCS higher education programs and explores organizational changes and the impact of these changes. From multiple sources, characteristics of sustained programs were identified and categorized as (a) resource-based: strong leadership, outstanding faculty, adequate resources; (b) program-related:…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Organizational Change, Organizational Effectiveness
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Stevens, Patricia M.; Crase, Dixie R. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
In addition to general higher education challenges, family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs may confront the possibility of reorganization and/or loss of programs. In Tennessee, eight American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) accredited units have faced these issues within the last five years. Faculty and administrators in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Administrator Attitudes
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Gubler, Rea R.; Grady, Artis P.; Croxall, Kathy C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
At Southern Utah University (SUU), service-learning is a priority. For the past few years, the campus has joined the national movement toward an engaged student body by dedicating faculty released time, resources, and finances to develop the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. The family and consumer sciences (FCS) faculty embraced…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Released Time, Service Learning, Learning Experience
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Gentry, Deborah B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
In this article, a basic explanation of audience response systems is provided, including how this technology has evolved to date, varied settings and purposes for use, and reported benefits and challenges. A specific application in the context of teaching a family and consumer public policy course is highlighted.
Descriptors: Public Policy, Audiences, Audience Response, Consumer Science
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Stewart, Barbara L.; Goodson, Carole E.; Miertschin, Susan L.; Faulkenberry, Luke M. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2007
Family and consumer sciences programs in higher education operate in a dynamic environment of self-evaluation. One common component of the process is the evaluation of teaching effectiveness. This study reviewed some of the critical perspectives on student surveys of teaching effectiveness and then tested a portion of that dialogue by…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Grade Point Average, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Consumer Science
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