Posts Tagged ‘research’

SUNY Canton Associate Professor Identifies Barriers, Opportunities for ‘Generation 1.5’ College Students

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Eunjyu YuA SUNY Canton faculty member’s research examines the strategies employed by a non-native-English-speaking college student to become a successful multilingual writer in a college composition class.

Eunjyu Yu, Ph.D., who teaches in the School of Business and Liberal Arts, authored a research paper titled “Crossing Borders: Generation 1.5’s Journey from Alien to Master” for the journal “Research and Teaching in Developmental Education.” The term “generation 1.5” refers to those who immigrate to the U.S. as children and adolescents.

In her paper, she presents a case study of a 19-year-old Chinese-American student and his experiences in a college composition class.

“Due to the strong influence of their mother tongue on their second language acquisition, generation 1.5 often struggle to create a social and academic presence in a mainstream college composition classroom,” Yu explained. “However, the success story of this student provides a blueprint for struggling ESL students and higher education institutions.”

The case study details strategies employed by the student to successfully construct his academic and social presence in college, such as utilizing translation applications and consulting with his English-speaking classmates.

“My findings support the value in fostering a culturally-inclusive environment, promoting the importance of linguistic and cultural diversity, and sustaining solid ESL support services to help these students be successful,” she said. “It can also help higher education institutions more effectively serve the growing college ESL population.”

The journal “Research and Teaching in Developmental Education” is sponsored by the New York College Learning Skills Association.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Students and Faculty Showcase Scholarly Activities at SUNY Canton, April 26

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

SUNY Canton will be highlighting unique and innovative research from its talented students and professional faculty at the annual Scholarly Activities Celebration.

The event will include poster presentations displayed from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Southworth Library learning Commons. Nearly a dozen Early Childhood students will also be displaying their cumulative projects during the afternoon.

Scholarly Activities Presentation

A special session for oral presentations will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in Payson Hall Room 219 on the same day.

More than 30 projects will be showcased during the Scholarly Activities Celebration this year, including the design and plans for a shared garden for students at all four area colleges. Other presentations detail automotive aerodynamics, explore the effects of World War II on the evolution of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia and investigate the criminalization of mentally ill populations.

For more information, visit www.canton.edu/scholarly.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Faculty Member Researches the Economics of Climate Change

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Developing countries should be offered incentives to help address global environmental concerns, according to SUNY Canton Assistant Professor Umesh Kumar, Ph.D.

Kumar recently released the paper “Market Based Incentives in Developing Countries: Geographical Dispersion, Antecedents and Implications of the Clean Development Mechanism,” co-authored with Dr. John Fay, co-founder of the Social and Ecological Management Fund. Their research was selected for publication in Climate and Development, an international peer-reviewed journal.

Umesh Kumar

Their research uses the Human Development Index (HDI), a statistic that helps rank countries by combining life expectancy, education and individual income levels.

“We’ve found that the HDI is a crucial factor for a country to take advantage of the financial incentives to reduce greenhouse gases offered by developed nations,” Kumar said. “The findings of this article suggest that countries that have not achieved a minimum service level of basic needs, or have a low HDI, are unlikely to commit the resources for reducing emissions, even with economic incentives.”

Funding through the Clean Development Mechanism for emission reduction project should be targeted toward developing countries, including Sub-Saharan Africa, to best inspire results on a global scale, according to the research.

Kumar teaches in the Finance program and has previously won four awards through the Academy of Business Research for his economic studies with SUNY Canton Professor Brian K. Harte, Ph.D.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Assistant Professor’s Research Featured in Academic Journal

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Eunjyu YuA SUNY Canton faculty member has published new research that can help high school educators better prepare students for higher education.

Assistant Professor Eunjyu Yu’s study, titled “Ready for College? What College Students Have to Say about Their High School English Experiences,” was published in the August issue of English Leadership Quarterly.

“In Assistant Professor Yu’s publication, she addresses the growing national phenomenon of helping students better prepare for their transition from high school to college,” said Interim SUNY Canton President Carli C. Schiffner. “Her work fits well within SUNY’s overall “Cradle to Career” views and will assist in our college’s retention efforts.”

She surveyed first-year student volunteers about their high-school experiences within the English language arts classes for her research. She found that students liked being challenged by their teachers, exploring multiple writing techniques and reading a variety of literature, using video and multimedia-materials among other information.

“Since an educational system is ecologically linked from primary education up to higher education, I needed to understand the effectiveness of high school literacy programs from the perspective of high school graduates to develop effective literacy pedagogy for my own students,” Yu said.

She pointed out that little research exists that addresses how effectively a high school English language arts class prepares students for academic reading and writing expectations at the college level.

“With respect to writing, in addition to learning grammar and language usage, the participants I surveyed would like to have more opportunities for hands-on practice with their writing skills,” the assistant professor noted.

Yu offers possible solutions to better prepare young adults, including establishing a stronger link between classroom learning and “real life,” by allowing students the ability to apply what they learn to their careers or personal lives.

English Leadership Quarterly is published by the National Council of Teachers of English. It helps department chairs, K-12 supervisors and other leaders in their role of improving the quality of English instruction.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.


SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene Student Publishes Research

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Wanda L. Coleman, a SUNY Canton four-year dental Hygiene student from Adrian, Ga. Coleman recently published research in a national magazine.

Healthy teeth and gums can contribute to the overall health and well-being of older populations, according to an article recently published by Wanda L. Coleman, a four-year SUNY Canton Dental Hygiene student.

Coleman’s article, “Root Caries: Increased Risk in Nursing Home Facilities,” in the Nov. 2009 edition of Access, a publication of the American Dental Hygienists Association.

“The increasing size of the geriatric population and new knowledge about the link between oral and overall health makes it more and more evident that oral health care providers will need to be more prepared to treat older patients,” Coleman said. “The primary concern in nursing home facilities is the total care of the patient, including the health of their teeth and gums.”

Her research addresses the prevalence of dental decay for elder Americans in nursing home environments. It also highlights preventative practices for dental and medical professionals can do to enhance the dental care for the aging population.

“Research has become increasingly important in advancing the practice of dental hygiene,” noted Dental Hygiene Professor Susan Willette. “Through research we develop new techniques, materials, and treatments and it impacts education, and public health policy. We place an emphasis on continuing research in the four-year Dental Hygiene program.”

Coleman has been a clinical dental hygienist for 30 years and is a dental hygiene instructor at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, Georgia. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene entirely online through SUNY Canton OL.

Access focuses on health and practice news, professional issues, and legislative developments. It provides late-breaking news on issues that are important to dental hygienists.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.