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.
Dr. Tanya Mooney LinkedIn
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
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.