Why You Should Apply to the 2019 AAFCS Leadership Academy
Presented by Lisa Brooks
Join us at this session to learn about an exciting opportunity, the 2019 AAFCS Leadership Academy! You’ll learn about the benefits of participating in the AAFCS Leadership Academy, as well as examine eligibility requirements. Success stories of AAFCS Leadership Academy alumni will be shared. The session will be presented by an alumnus of the AAFCS Leadership Academy and who is a member of the AAFCS Leadership Academy Planning Team.
Women Entrepreneurs, Financial Competency, and Mentorship
Presented by Shilu Neupane
This study will be useful for understanding two basic questions presented in the study: (a) what makes women’s business sustain during the beginning years? and (b) what influences women entrepreneurs’ success during the first three years? Nonetheless, there is a very limited study based on start-up challenges for women entrepreneurs and the support system influencing the growth and sustainability of business.
Three prominent concepts emerged on the study, (a) entrepreneurship as a career, (b) mentorship as a resource, and (c) satisfaction. These three concepts revolved around two overarching themes, (a) resilience of women in business, and (b) importance of mentorship.
Case Study: Connecting Concepts to Practice In Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research
Presented by Linda Johnson and MeaLenea Homer
This case study will examine the initial process of establishing a mentoring relationship between an undergraduate student and instructor, as opportunities are identified to apply the research process in a project that is appropriate for a foods class.
The Next “Slow” Movement: FCS?
Presented by Carole Makela
Recent headlines in education read “Why I Collapsed on the Job;” “Slowing Things Down;” and “Ghost Advising.” These are just a few of many articles and research studies whose message and content are probing “the culture of speed in the academy” (subtitle of a recent book The Slow Professor, written by two women at Canadian universities). Many are familiar with the slow food movement and the slow education movement (in K-12): now the question is brought to higher education. Has corporatization of our institutions brought on undue stresses, unproductive practices, and unrealistic expectations that give the “busy all the time” feeling; reduce the quality of thinking, isolate individuals, and reduce the pleasure of teaching and learning?
CANCELLED: Using Technology to Teach Sex Education
Presented by Helyne Frederick
Conversations about sex and sexuality are tabooed and stigmatized. Hence, they are avoided and neglected. This leads to children and adolescents growing without proper knowledge about their bodies and understanding of social contexts, which puts them in a vulnerable position where they are exposed to the threats of misinformation, experimentation, abuse, and assault. Largely, a healthy and supportive environment is missing where some of the above-mentioned topics could be discussed candidly. Technology can play a key role in eliminating the awkwardness that is bound to happen in a face-to-face conversation.
Perfection-Driven Adolescent Distress: Bridging Gaps--Building HOPE
Presented by Treisha Peterson
Youth today are struggling with negative emotional states in rapidly rising numbers, adolescent suicide continues to increase worldwide, and distress symptoms such as anxiety, loneliness, and depression are a leading health care concern worldwide. Overall well-being is influenced by significant life events, daily hassles, and feelings of inadequacy, isolation, and hopelessness. It is both relevant and critical that educators, help professionals, and families understand adolescent distress as it relates to perfectionistic qualities and become well-versed at cognitive reappraisal techniques that can increase pro-social connection, promote positive well-being and influence beliefs about learning, opportunity, and success in the future.
Professionals' Perceptions of Integration Within the FCS Discipline: Past, Present, and Future Implications
Presented by Amy Harden and Alice Spangler, CFCS
During initial discussion about FCS integration in the 2017 i3 session, participants described how their positions incorporated integration. However, a common theme emphasized the complexity of FCS not understood by general public/employers. Some argue that to solve complex societal issues, integrative collaboration among specializations is required. A recent study found that many FCS professionals indicated that FCS is at a time where greater value is placed on specializations than the interdisciplinary whole, which may be a factor in a loss of perceived strength for FCS. We propose to expand our previous conversation to gain further depth of areas of concern regarding FCS’s integration and future implications for FCS.
Science in the Kitchen
Presented by Marie Olson-Badeau
At this session, you’ll learn about the Science in the Kitchen curriculum, designed for a quarter class, block schedule. It involves cooking culinary goodies while studying the chemistry and physics behind why it all works . Among other things, we will study sugar and crystallization, reactions, solutions, osmosis, molecules, microwaves and a farm-to-table project mapping the route of food from production to our tables. We use many rubrics, lab evaluations and make Google slides of every unit we study with a picture of the food we produce. We use common core standards, family and consumer sciences standards and next generation science standards.
Projects and Lesson Plans for Teaching the Hospitality and Tourism Pathway: Courses-Travel I and II, Event Planning
Presented by Tiffany Moore
Learn how to be innovative in your classroom with Travel and Tourism. Culinary is the most popular area of interest for our organization--however, we all have different passions. Mine is travel and tourism. I had to research and gather materials because not much is in our textbooks. However, technology is our biggest resource. Sessions will allow teachers to walk through how to teach this pathway using a cellphone or computer in the classroom. In addition, provide a host of websites that provide travel guides for lessons. Teachers will also see examples of students' projects: brochures, power point presentations, etc.
Collaboration of 3D Technology and Fashion Innovations: A Creative Accessory Development Assessment
Presented by LaPorchia Davis, Joel Tomlinson, and Najma Jamaludeen with Lombuso Khoza
Students designed and produced a sustainable 3D accessory prototype, and at the end of the course, completed a survey on their experiences surrounding drafting and the design-making process using computer-aided design. Faculty in the Apparel Construction and Evaluation course collaborated with Department of Technology faculty to help advance students’ design skills in mass manufacturing in the fashion industry. Results were compiled from student-completed surveys administered at the end of the course. This research was undertaken with the primary goal of assessing creative learning and was focused on three objectives: (a) to have students rethink and develop their own sustainable accessory line (b) to provide students with real-world fashion accessory applications and (c) to increase students’ understanding of computer-aided methods of design through 3D modeling, shapes and figures.
Cosplay: A Tool to Increase Intercultural Competence in Textiles, Apparel and Clothing Education
Presented by Juyoung Lee
Intercultural encounters have become an increasingly common experience in workplace settings in an increasing number of countries. However, scholars still believe that college education falls short to fulfill the need of the global economy to provide workforce with strong intercultural competence, especially for those with less or little initial interests in exploring various cultures. Based on the previous literature, the purpose of this session is to showcase a curriculum development incorporating a cosplay showcase to increase intercultural competence in Textiles, Apparel and Clothing curriculum in a college setting.
How to Nail the Interview
Presented by Alyson McIntyre-Reiger and Joyce Miles
Learn important tips, tricks, and techniques to nail that dream interview for any situation. Discover specifics about putting your passion into action through leadership opportunities in family and consumer sciences. Members of the AAFCS Nominating Committee will discuss the benefits, process, and qualifications needed to be a successful leader in AAFCS.
Materialism’s Effects on Social and Emotional Well-Being
Presented by Sandra Poirier and Mary Ann Remsen
Although existing data provide information about the influence of materialism on aspects of well-being, research has not addressed how cultural values and shifts in economic and social resources interact to influence individual perceptions of well-being and materialistic behaviors. This presentation will examine the potential impact of materialism on social and emotional well-being from current data gleaned from the research findings.
Money Talks: How Financial Education Impacts Healthy Relationships Among At-Risk Youth
Presented by Sarah Koppenhoefer, Leandra Parris, Dan Lannin, and Ani Yazedjian
CARE4U is a year-long program that includes relationship and financial education for at-risk youth. Curricula were delivered to students in weekly groups in high school and alternative schools. The evaluation team collected and analyzed survey and focus group data to learn about students’ pre- and post-program attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Results indicated participants significantly increased family communication about finances, which related to better relationships and financial behaviors, yet they also struggled with barriers to implementation of skills. In this session, attendees will learn about financial communication and education, student perceptions of changes in their behavior and barriers to implementing skills learned.
Global Contexts: Unlocking Global Consumer Experiences
Presented by Barbara Stewart, CFCS
Preparation of Family and Consumer Science graduates for engagement in multiple global contexts is imperative. This interactive session offers an innovative approach to using student and campus resources as triggers for student learning, experience, and application of global concepts and will allow participant exposure to and discussion of approaches to global preparation which do not require, but could augment, actual travel to international locations. Key to this approach is unlocking students’ individual global experiences as a valid component of enhanced understanding upon which to not only build individual experience and understanding, but also to trigger the exploration of shared experiences for the benefit of all students.
Do Clothes Really Make the Man or Woman?
Presented by Leigh Southward, CFCS; Karol Blaylock; Sharon Pate; Melinda Adams; and JoAnne Hargraves
The researchers are presenting the results of a suitable interview dress survey imprinted on the garment deemed most appropriate by participants from a poster presentation. After gathering data from FCS students and employers, results were analyzed and compiled for a research poster. The poster was resized using Adobe Photoshop® to create the fabric design. The fabric design became the print on this dress. Spoonflower® fabric printing was used for pattern layout and the chosen dress design. Flat pattern was used to create the dress and bag from the survey photo considered the best choice for interview attire by both students and employers. The dress visually demonstrates appropriate interview attire.