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Tales from the Field

OPWL students and alumni publish articles in the ‘Tales from the Field’ column in ISPI’s monthly newsletter, PerformanceXpress, due to their quality course work or other projects done under the guidance of OPWL professors. See the published issues linked below.

If you are an OPWL student or alumnus and interested in submitting an article, please send your one-paragraph proposal to Dr. Chyung via email, ychyung@boisestate.edu.

IssueTitle
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Author
Student ◊
Alum ♦
Faculty ♥
Course/Project
& Sponsoring Faculty
August 2016Case Study: Reducing Scheduling ErrorsKate Aument ◊
Julie Barkin ◊
OPWL 537
Instructional Design
Dr. Villachica
June 2016Case study: Evaluation of the U.S. Coast Guard’s electronic performance support system for the fast response cutter.Benjamin Lyons ◊
Matthew Romano ◊
Lauren Weisberg ◊
OPWL 530
Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
May 2016Case study: Steering “ECxplorers” toward STEM higher education and careersCarla Denton ◊
Alia Eisele ♦
Ieva Swanson ◊
OPWL 530
Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
April 2016Torque accuracy in aerospace manufacturingJoel Bertrand ◊
Trevor Sparrow ♦
Sujatha Jagdeep ◊
OPWL 529
Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
February 2016Needs Assessment Case Study: How Should a University Onboard Students into a Learning Management System?Jerrod Guddat ◊
Gordon Hood ♦
Cheri Lockett Zubak ◊
Krista Welch ♦
OPWL 529
Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
December 2015Case Study: Peer Observation Program EvaluationKate Aument ◊
Kathy Pillion ◊
Christopher Stubbert ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
November 2015Case Study: Evaluation of Whiteboard Usage at a UniversityJessica Scheufler ◊
Ratondrea O’Neal ◊
Rose M. Nicholson ◊
Jenny Hargett ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Conley
May 2015Case Study: Evaluation of a New Employee Orientation ProgramSusan Lancaster ◊
Karen Muranaka ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
April 2015Case Study: An evaluation of the Coast Guard’s Bering Sea Ship Rider ProgramGordon A. Hood ◊
Verle-Ranae L. Hoskins ◊
Jaymie Rietmann ◊
Lauren Weisberg ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
December 2014A Needs Assessment of ITSS Inc. Career Development OpportunitiesJanice Aull ◊
Jeff Bartley ◊
Colleen Olson ♦
Lauren Weisberg ◊
OPWL 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
September 2014The Retiree Services ProgramJames Corbett ♦
Karen Gerome ◊
Iris Nunn ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
June 2014Learning the Ropes of Program Evaluation: A Case StudyLinda Urban ♦
Marnie Christenson ♦
Susan Benson ♦
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
March 2014Case Study: Evaluating a competitive soccer club’s college advisory programStacey Olachea ◊
Colleen Olson ◊
Ben Davis ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
February 2014Needs Assessment Case Study: Preserving Patient SafetyValerie Alley ◊
Elizabeth Martin ◊
Geoff Rohde ◊
Angie Wolthuis ◊
OPWL 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
January 2014Case Study: Evaluating a High School Associated Student Body ProgramJeff Alger ◊
Karen Baerlocher ◊
Kim Harris ♦
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
September 2012Rounding the Bases: A Story of Full-Cycle Instructional Design for the Sports BarChristin Lundberg ♦
Scott Bowes ♦
Travis Struchen ♦
Diane Weir ♦
OPWL 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Villachica
August 2012Making Service Standards Real for Families in NeedStephanie Clark ♦
Amanda Collins ◊
Julie Kwan ♦
Allison Sesnon ♦
IPT 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Villachica
July 2012Evaluating a Small IT Business Help Desk Program, Including a ROINatalie Peeterse ◊
Ann Yandell ◊
Larissa Catcott ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
June 2012An Evaluation of Presentation Skills TrainingJoe Wessel ◊
Deb Bowden ◊
Bryan Horveath ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
May 2012A Summative Evaluation of the Adventure Scouts ProgramAnnette Wisniewski ◊
Debbie Campbell ◊
Brad Inderbitzen ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
April 2012Conducting a Needs Assessment for Craft Beer SalesBrad Inderbitzen ◊
Brad Webb ◊
Travis Struchen ◊
Joe Wessel ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Ms. Bodrero
Dr. Winiecki
March 2012A Needs Assessment on Quality Control and Performance Issues at a Manufacturing CompanyKaren Elliott ◊
Seth Hoveland ◊
Scott Benson ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
February 2012Dispensing Advice on the LineLaura Flanagan ◊
Jacque Henson ◊
Lorraine Zank ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
December 2011Evaluating a Process Equipment Training Program for a Biotech CompanyLaura Flanagan ◊
Lindsay Benjegerdes ◊
Clinton Tyler ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
November 2011Closing a Gap in Performance for SupervisorsJennifer Budveit ◊
Susan W. Benson ◊
Brad Inderbitzen ◊
Kimberly Betty ◊
IPT537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
October 2011Needs Assessment for a Fast Growing Global Training and Consulting OrganizationDeb Bowden ◊
Connie Nitu ◊
Janel Peterson ◊
Taz Sears ♦
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
September 2011Evaluating a Program that Helps Professors TeachJohn Herrick ◊
Roger Nielsen ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
August 2011Reaching the Quality Benchmark – Case StudyEllen Lemanski ◊
Annette Wisniewski ◊
Susan Benson ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Ms. Bodrero
Dr. Winiecki
July 2011Evaluating a University Residential Living-Learning CommunityShannon Rist ◊
DeAnn Allen ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
June 2011Working from Home: One Team’s StoryStephanie Clark ◊IPT 532 Ethnographic Research in Organizations
Dr. Winiecki
May 2011Improving Interviewing Skills for Affordable Housing ProvidersRick Mauney ◊
Shari Stein ◊
IPT537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
April 2011Evaluating a Consulting Methodology Training ProgramJulie Kwan ◊
Stephanie Clark ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
March 2011Using the BEM for Performance Analysis at a Technology CompanyJulie Thomas ◊
Chris Borum ◊
Kris Benney ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
February 2011Optimizing the SOP – Subtleties of Kinesthetic PerformanceLaura Flanagan ◊
Barb Spice ◊
Joe Wessel ◊
IPT537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
January 2011What Do We Know About Truth in the Practice of Performance Improvement?Don Winiecki ♥NA
December 2010Was there success in life? Blending to create usable and effective modelsBeth McGoldrick ♦Independent Evaluation Project
Dr. Chyung
November 2010Constructing Competencies Creates Construction ConsistencyKris Marchini ◊
Ayanne Levy ◊
Sidney Chase ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Ms. Bodrero
Dr. Winiecki
October 2010Understanding a Successful System from the Inside-OutBarbara Spice ◊IPT 532 Ethnographic Research in Organizations
Dr. Winiecki
September 2010
Evaluating a Retail Management Operations Training Program
Christin Lundberg ◊
Jennifer Elderman ◊
Leslie Harper ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
August 2010Identifying and Assessing Needs Associated with Expansion of a BusinessRobert Flannery ◊
Marcus Gherardi ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
July 2010Play Facilitation – A Training Program for ParentsAnnette Wisniewski ◊
Ayanne Groupp ◊
IPT 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
June 2010HPT as Intermediary: Toward Competency as an IT-Management LiaisonLori Johnecheck ◊IPT 595 Readings and Conference
Dr. Stepich
May 2010Strategic Help for HoundsDeAnn Allen ◊
Wendy Hocken ◊
Kim Lesh ◊
Kelly Palmer ♦
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Ms. Bodrero
Dr. Winiecki
April 2010Needs Assessment on Service Center Technicians’ Billable HoursChristin Lundberg ◊
Jennifer Elderman ◊
Pat Ferrell ◊
Leslie Harper ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
March 2010Root Causes of Errant Ordered Radiology ExamsBenjamin Duman ♦IPT 593 Thesis
Dr. Chyung
Dr. Villachica
Dr. Winiecki
February 2010Evaluating Practical Leadership in an Academic SettingBrett Christensen ◊
Erica Cormack ◊
Barb Spice ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
January 2010Taking PowerPoint to the Next LevelLeslie Harper ◊
Kayleen Grage ◊
IPT 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
December 2009Three Types of Systems Necessary in a Systems ViewDon Winiecki ♥NA
November 2009Reducing Service Department Profit Loss Using the Behavioral Engineering ModelJanel Peterson ◊
DeAnn Allen ◊
IPT 536 Foundations of IPT
Dr. Villachica
October 2009Where are the Project Status Reports? Applying Needs Assessment in the WorkplaceBrett Christensen ◊
Kayleen Grage ◊
Mike Hajba ◊
Barb Spice ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Sweany
Dr. Winiecki
September 2009Merrill’s First Principles Applied to Learning Interviewing SkillsJade Kazmierski ◊
Darrell Kohlmann ◊
Judith Rose ◊
IPT 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
August 2009Ready to Run? An Evaluation of a Northern Michigan Girls on the Run ProgramLori Johnecheck ◊
Dale Baker ◊
Johnilee Bellatorre ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
July 2009A Consumer-Oriented Approach to Evaluation of New Employee Orientation ProgramChristina Caswell ♦
Teal Gaylord
Joanne Letourneau ◊
Randy Kirk ◊
Marc Donelson ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
June 2009Formative Evaluation of a Hampton Roads Regional Approach to FIRST RoboticsBill Piersol ♦
Mike Hajba ◊
Chandra Lyles ◊
Ed MacDougall ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
May 2009Finding Causal Loops and Systemic Solutions through an Ethnographic Approach to Needs AssessmentErica Cormack ◊
Diana Fenicottero ◊
John O’Connor ◊
Glen Scott ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
April 2009Did the Training Work? An Evaluation of a Retail Training ProgramErica Smith ◊
Jodene Gilman ◊
Ronda Harris ◊
Corinna Provant-Robishaw ◊
Scott Rooke ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
March 2009Improving a Core Measure at an Acute Care FacilityMelissa Davies ◊
David Smith ◊
IPT 536 Foundations of IPT
Dr. Chyung
February 2009Taking Learning Professionals to Competent Professionals through Performance-Based ProjectsYonnie Chyung ♥
Don Winiecki ♥
NA
January 2009How Are You Using the Data Obtained from Your Employee Engagement Survey?Shelley Berg ♦IPT 593 Thesis
Dr. Chyung
Dr. Marker
Dr. Winiecki
December 2008Improving Employee Satisfaction Through Training or Something Else?Joanne Letourneau ◊IPT 536 Foundations of IPT
Dr. Chyung
November 2008The Prevention of Medication Errors in SurgeryJoseph Wetterling ◊IPT 536 Foundations of IPT
Dr. Chyung
October 2008Assessing Needs for Improving the Performance of Recycling Efforts at Boise State UniversityKevin Taylor ◊
Tona Mitcham ◊
Astrid Case ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
September 2008Using the SAM for Cause Analysis in a Large Retail SettingMarc Donelson ◊
Anthony Marker ♥
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Marker
August 2008Applying the FEA and the OEM to Strategic Needs Assessment of Faith-Based DaycareChristina Caswell ◊
Carlos Diaz ◊
Shelley Berg ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
July 2008Informal Learning as a Training Transfer StrategyShelley Berg ◊
Yonnie Chyung ♥
Graduate Assistantship
Dr. Chyung
June 2008
Using the SAM for Cause Analysis in County Community and Family Services
Brian Ronald ♦
Anthony Marker ♥
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Marker