Write a research paper on the topic of “Higher Education Institutions” and mass shootings involving firearms.The final project for this course is the creation of a research paper.
The landscape of higher education is constantly changing to respond to internal and external factors such as shifting demographics, federal and state government regulations, state funding, educational system changes, and costs. These factors produce both planned and unplanned changes in the higher education organization, which, in turn, impact students, employees, and organizational health. To be effective leaders, higher education administrators must be astute in recognizing, naming, planning for, and responding to these changes that impact the sociotechnical, structural, and cultural systems of university organizations.
For the final project, you will create a research paper on a contemporary national issue addressing the current shifts and changing role of higher education in the twenty-first century. You will analyze the historical and current impact of the issue and associated trend on higher education institutions, using empirical data to illustrate how and why the trend impacts higher education institutions now and in the future. You will conclude your research paper by reflecting on the impact of the issue on your personal educational and professional experiences and pursuits.
The project is divided into three milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two, Four, and Six. The final submission will be due in Module Nine.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Analyze the evolution of current trends and issues in the field of higher education through the use of empirical data
Assess the use of technological approaches for how they can improve achievement amongst underrepresented students in higher education institutions
Analyze the relationship between contemporary issues influencing higher education and educational institutions’ missions, visions, and goals
Determine the impact of contemporary issues influencing the field of higher education on decision-making trends in higher education institutions
Analyze the current and projected impacts of contemporary issues on twenty-first-century students and professionals in the field of higher education
Your research paper should answer the following prompt: You will begin your project by selecting a contemporary issue that is addressing current shifts and the changing role of higher education in the twenty-first century. Specifically, you must select an issue that is influencing technological trends in the field. Your instructor can assist you in your selection of an issue. Once you select an issue, you will analyze the evolution of the issue and its modern impact on higher education institutions. To analyze the modern impact of the issue on higher education institutions, you will use a sample of two institutions. You will create this sample by randomly selecting higher education institutions across the nation to study. You will then base your analysis on this sample, drawing conclusions about the trends in the institutions and the impact on the institutions as a whole. To conclude your research paper, you will narrow your focus of the issue to reflect on the personal impact, thinking about your student and/or professional experiences in higher education.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
Historical Analysis: To begin, you will analyze the evolution of your selected issue and associated trend.
Describe your selected national issue influencing the field of higher education and the trend associated with the issue.
Analyze how the selected national issue has evolved throughout history, identifying key influential factors and events and supporting your analysis with evidence.
Analyze how the associated trend has evolved throughout history, identifying key influential factors and events and supporting your analysis with evidence.
Institutional Impact: In this section, you will analyze the institutional impact of your selected issue using a sample of higher education institutions. You will create a sample by selecting two higher education institutions across the nation, identify themes throughout the sample, and analyze the impact of the issue on this sample to inform your conclusions.
Describe common themes in the missions, visions, and goals of the institutions and explain how the identified issue impacts each institution’s ability to deliver on its mission, vision, and goals.
Describe the relevant state and federal policies that impact the missions, visions, and goals of the institutions with respect to the issue and describe the impact of these policies.
Describe the role of technology in the institutions in relation to the issue. Support your descriiption with evidence. For example, is technology used to assist in curriculum delivery or student access?
Define the student demographics in your selected sample of higher education institutions. Specifically, what groups are underrepresented, and how does this compare to national trends?
How can technology be used to improve student achievement for the previously identified underrepresented students? You might consider technology as a tool to deliver curriculum.
Determine the impact of the issue on program offerings. What assumptions are you making about the institutions’ decision-making processes? Support your conclusions with evidence. For example, has the issue influenced institutions to offer specific programs?
Determine the impact of the issue on funding. What assumptions are you making about the institutions’ decision-making processes? Support your conclusions with evidence. For example, has the issue influenced institutions to enact new policies around funding, or have sources of funding changed?
Determine the impact of the issue on student outreach. What assumptions are you making about the institutions’ decision-making processes? Support your conclusions with evidence. For example, has the issue influenced institutions to organize specific student activities or outreach strategies?
Conclusion: Now that you have analyzed the impact of the issue on the field of higher education, you will reflect on the impact of the issue on your student and/or professional experience.
Explain how your selected issue has personally impacted you as a student and/or professional in the field of higher education. For example, as a student, the issue may have impacted your access to education or the delivery of curriculum, or as a professional, the issue may have impacted your ability to fund your specific programs.
Describe how you might attempt to address the issue if you were a high-ranking professional in a higher education institution, explaining your rationale. Consider state and federal regulations that may impact your decision making.
Analyze the mission, vision, and goals of an institution where you have experience, either as a student or employee, for how the institution addresses your selected contemporary issue. For example, are there gaps among the mission, vision, and goals and the selected issue?
Based on your analysis, predict the future direction of the issue and its impact on you, either as an aspiring professional in the field of higher education or a professional currently in the field. For example, how might the issue continue to evolve, and how will this impact your professional pursuits?
Milestone One: Timeline
In Module Two, you will submit a visual timeline illustrating the evolution of your selected issue and associated trend. This timeline should show the progression of a contemporary issue from its origin to its current state, illustrating all the watershed events that led to the issue’s current state. Be sure to provide enough explanation within the timeline so the audience can follow the information from beginning to end. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone One Rubric.
Milestone Two: Presentation
In Module Four, you will submit a presentation about the relevant state and federal policies that impact the missions, visions, and goals of the two sample institutions you have chosen, with respect to the issue. Also, describe the impact of these policies on the sample institutions. You may use any type of software application to create your presentation, such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone Two Rubric.
Milestone Three: Article Analysis on Technology in Curriculum and Teaching
In Module Six, you will submit an article analysis. Critically analyze a research article that focuses on your chosen contemporary higher education issue related to technology in curriculum and teaching. Determine the impact of the issue on student outreach. Additionally, discuss how technology can be used to improve student achievement for underrepresented students.
The research article must be taken from one of the following top-tier, peer-reviewed journals: Research in Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, or Peabody Journal of Education and Teaching. An article analysis is the basic format of a literature review for a single article. Select an article from top-tier, peer-reviewed journals and discuss the type of research, the research question, and the strengths and weaknesses of the article’s impact on the subject. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone Three Rubric.
Final Submission: Research Paper
In Module Nine, you will submit your research paper. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This submission will be graded with the Final Product Rubric.
What to Submit
Your research paper must be 6–8 pages in length and must adhere to standard formatting (Times New Roman, 12-point font, one-inch margins), using the most recent version of the APA style manual for citations.
In regards to choosing two institutions to compare mission statements, goals, and visions one school that is definite is Michigan state University you can choose the other school to find similarities.
She wants to know about the history of gun violence and mass shootings and how technology help impact it in a positive way. Please use empirical data.
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