Thursday, June 15, 2023

The Impact of Virtual Student Study Hours: Perceived Perception of First-Year Student Success and Persistence

Dr. Tanya Mooney LinkedIn

This study explored the perceived experiences of students who attended virtual Student Study Hours (SSH) for an entry point course.  The research questions ask 1) what perceived impact did SSH have on students’ experiences in GEN 103, 2) what impact did SSH have on students’ perceived success in GEN 103, 3) what impact did SSH have on retention and persistence after GEN 103, and 4) what perceived impact did SSH have on students’ self-reported persistence through UAGC courses. This study sought to gain a more in-depth understanding of how SSH supported student learning.

Participating Faculty: Dr. Tanya R. Mooney is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences in the Academic Engagement Center at the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC). As faculty, she has taught information literacy, early childhood education, educational psychology, and elementary education courses to develop undergraduate and graduate learners since 2008.

Dr. Mooney served in the United States Air Force for twelve years before entering the education profession in 2005. During her time in education, she has developed educational programs, created curriculum, wrote and received grants, taught elementary grades, reviewed programs, led accreditation efforts, contributed to textbooks, and served as a school principal. She has presented at national and international conferences and seeks to continually improve her teaching practice.

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