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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.

Issue Title
(linked to the article)
Author
Student ◊
Alum ♦
Faculty ♥
Course/Project
& Sponsoring Faculty
August 2016 Case Study: Reducing Scheduling Errors Kate Aument ◊
Julie Barkin ◊
OPWL 537
Instructional Design
Dr. Villachica
June 2016 Case 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 2016 Case study: Steering “ECxplorers” toward STEM higher education and careers Carla Denton ◊
Alia Eisele ♦
Ieva Swanson ◊
OPWL 530
Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
April 2016 Torque accuracy in aerospace manufacturing Joel Bertrand ◊
Trevor Sparrow ♦
Sujatha Jagdeep ◊
OPWL 529
Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
February 2016 Needs 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 2015 Case Study: Peer Observation Program Evaluation Kate Aument ◊
Kathy Pillion ◊
Christopher Stubbert ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
November 2015 Case Study: Evaluation of Whiteboard Usage at a University Jessica Scheufler ◊
Ratondrea O’Neal ◊
Rose M. Nicholson ◊
Jenny Hargett ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Conley
May 2015 Case Study: Evaluation of a New Employee Orientation Program Susan Lancaster ◊
Karen Muranaka ◊
OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
April 2015 Case Study: An evaluation of the Coast Guard’s Bering Sea Ship Rider Program Gordon A. Hood ◊
Verle-Ranae L. Hoskins ◊
Jaymie Rietmann ◊
Lauren Weisberg ◊

OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
December 2014 A Needs Assessment of ITSS Inc. Career Development Opportunities Janice Aull ◊
Jeff Bartley ◊
Colleen Olson ♦
Lauren Weisberg ◊

OPWL 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
September 2014 The Retiree Services Program James Corbett ♦
Karen Gerome ◊
Iris Nunn ◊

OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
June 2014 Learning the Ropes of Program Evaluation: A Case Study Linda Urban ♦
Marnie Christenson ♦
Susan Benson ♦

OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
March 2014 Case Study: Evaluating a competitive soccer club’s college advisory program Stacey Olachea ◊
Colleen Olson ◊
Ben Davis ◊

OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
February 2014 Needs Assessment Case Study: Preserving Patient Safety Valerie Alley ◊
Elizabeth Martin ◊
Geoff Rohde ◊
Angie Wolthuis ◊

OPWL 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
January 2014 Case Study: Evaluating a High School Associated Student Body Program Jeff Alger ◊
Karen Baerlocher ◊
Kim Harris ♦

OPWL 530 Evaluation
Dr. Chyung
September 2012 Rounding the Bases: A Story of Full-Cycle Instructional Design for the Sports Bar Christin Lundberg ♦
Scott Bowes ♦
Travis Struchen ♦
Diane Weir ♦

OPWL 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Villachica
August 2012 Making Service Standards Real for Families in Need Stephanie Clark ♦
Amanda Collins ◊
Julie Kwan ♦
Allison Sesnon ♦

IPT 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Villachica
July 2012 Evaluating a Small IT Business Help Desk Program, Including a ROI Natalie Peeterse ◊
Ann Yandell ◊
Larissa Catcott ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
June 2012 An Evaluation of Presentation Skills Instruction Joe Wessel ◊
Deb Bowden ◊
Bryan Horveath ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
May 2012 A Summative Evaluation of the Adventure Scouts Program Annette Wisniewski ◊
Debbie Campbell ◊
Brad Inderbitzen ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
April 2012 Conducting a Needs Assessment for Craft Beer Sales Brad Inderbitzen ◊
Brad Webb ◊
Travis Struchen ◊
Joe Wessel ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Ms. Bodrero
Dr. Winiecki
March 2012 A Needs Assessment on Quality Control and Performance Issues at a Manufacturing Company Karen Elliott ◊
Seth Hoveland ◊
Scott Benson ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
February 2012 Dispensing Advice on the Line Laura Flanagan ◊
Jacque Henson ◊
Lorraine Zank ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
December 2011 Evaluating a Process Equipment Training Program for a Biotech Company Laura Flanagan ◊
Lindsay Benjegerdes ◊
Clinton Tyler ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
November 2011 Closing a Gap in Performance for Supervisors Jennifer Budveit ◊
Susan W. Benson ◊
Brad Inderbitzen ◊
Kimberly Betty ◊
IPT537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
October 2011 Needs Assessment for a Fast Growing Global Training and Consulting Organization Deb Bowden ◊
Connie Nitu ◊
Janel Peterson ◊
Taz Sears ♦
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
September 2011 Evaluating a Program that Helps Professors Teach John Herrick ◊
Roger Nielsen ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
August 2011 Reaching the Quality Benchmark – Case Study Ellen Lemanski ◊
Annette Wisniewski ◊
Susan Benson ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Ms. Bodrero
Dr. Winiecki
July 2011 Evaluating a University Residential Living-Learning Community Shannon Rist ◊
DeAnn Allen ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
June 2011 Working from Home: One Team’s Story Stephanie Clark ◊ IPT 532 Ethnographic Research in Organizations
Dr. Winiecki
May 2011 Improving Interviewing Skills for Affordable Housing Providers Rick Mauney ◊
Shari Stein ◊
IPT537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
April 2011 Evaluating a Consulting Methodology Training Program Julie Kwan ◊
Stephanie Clark ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
March 2011 Using the BEM for Performance Analysis at a Technology Company Julie Thomas ◊
Chris Borum ◊
Kris Benney ◊
IPT529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
February 2011 Optimizing the SOP – Subtleties of Kinesthetic Performance Laura Flanagan ◊
Barb Spice ◊
Joe Wessel ◊
IPT537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
January 2011 What Do We Know About Truth in the Practice of Performance Improvement? Don Winiecki ♥ NA
December 2010 Was there success in life? Blending to create usable and effective models Beth McGoldrick ♦ Independent Evaluation Project
Dr. Chyung
November 2010 Constructing Competencies Creates Construction Consistency Kris Marchini ◊
Ayanne Levy ◊
Sidney Chase ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Ms. Bodrero
Dr. Winiecki
October 2010 Understanding a Successful System from the Inside-Out Barbara 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 2010 Identifying and Assessing Needs Associated with Expansion of a Business Robert Flannery ◊
Marcus Gherardi ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
July 2010 Play Facilitation – A Training Program for Parents Annette Wisniewski ◊
Ayanne Groupp ◊
IPT 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
June 2010 HPT as Intermediary: Toward Competency as an IT-Management Liaison Lori Johnecheck ◊ IPT 595 Readings and Conference
Dr. Stepich
May 2010 Strategic Help for Hounds DeAnn Allen ◊
Wendy Hocken ◊
Kim Lesh ◊
Kelly Palmer ♦
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Ms. Bodrero
Dr. Winiecki
April 2010 Needs Assessment on Service Center Technicians’ Billable Hours Christin Lundberg ◊
Jennifer Elderman ◊
Pat Ferrell ◊
Leslie Harper ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
March 2010 Root Causes of Errant Ordered Radiology Exams Benjamin Duman ♦ IPT 593 Thesis
Dr. Chyung
Dr. Villachica
Dr. Winiecki
February 2010 Evaluating Practical Leadership in an Academic Setting Brett Christensen ◊
Erica Cormack ◊
Barb Spice ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
January 2010 Taking PowerPoint to the Next Level Leslie Harper ◊
Kayleen Grage ◊
IPT 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
December 2009 Three Types of Systems Necessary in a Systems View Don Winiecki ♥ NA
November 2009 Reducing Service Department Profit Loss Using the Behavioral Engineering Model Janel Peterson ◊
DeAnn Allen ◊
IPT 536 Foundations of IPT
Dr. Villachica
October 2009 Where are the Project Status Reports? Applying Needs Assessment in the Workplace Brett Christensen ◊
Kayleen Grage ◊
Mike Hajba ◊
Barb Spice ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Sweany
Dr. Winiecki
September 2009 Merrill’s First Principles Applied to Learning Interviewing Skills Jade Kazmierski ◊
Darrell Kohlmann ◊
Judith Rose ◊
IPT 537 Instructional Design
Dr. Stepich
August 2009 Ready to Run? An Evaluation of a Northern Michigan Girls on the Run Program Lori Johnecheck ◊
Dale Baker ◊
Johnilee Bellatorre ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
July 2009 A Consumer-Oriented Approach to Evaluation of New Employee Orientation Program Christina Caswell ♦
Teal Gaylord
Joanne Letourneau ◊
Randy Kirk ◊
Marc Donelson ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
June 2009 Formative Evaluation of a Hampton Roads Regional Approach to FIRST Robotics Bill Piersol ♦
Mike Hajba ◊
Chandra Lyles ◊
Ed MacDougall ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
May 2009 Finding Causal Loops and Systemic Solutions through an Ethnographic Approach to Needs Assessment Erica Cormack ◊
Diana Fenicottero ◊
John O’Connor ◊
Glen Scott ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
April 2009 Did the Training Work? An Evaluation of a Retail Training Program Erica Smith ◊
Jodene Gilman ◊
Ronda Harris ◊
Corinna Provant-Robishaw ◊
Scott Rooke ◊
IPT 530 Evaluation Methodology
Dr. Chyung
March 2009 Improving a Core Measure at an Acute Care Facility Melissa Davies ◊
David Smith ◊
IPT 536 Foundations of IPT
Dr. Chyung
February 2009 Taking Learning Professionals to Competent Professionals through Performance-Based Projects Yonnie Chyung ♥
Don Winiecki ♥
NA
January 2009 How Are You Using the Data Obtained from Your Employee Engagement Survey? Shelley Berg ♦ IPT 593 Thesis
Dr. Chyung
Dr. Marker
Dr. Winiecki
December 2008 Improving Employee Satisfaction Through Training or Something Else? Joanne Letourneau ◊ IPT 536 Foundations of IPT
Dr. Chyung
November 2008 The Prevention of Medication Errors in Surgery Joseph Wetterling ◊ IPT 536 Foundations of IPT
Dr. Chyung
October 2008 Assessing Needs for Improving the Performance of Recycling Efforts at Boise State University Kevin Taylor ◊
Tona Mitcham ◊
Astrid Case ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
September 2008 Using the SAM for Cause Analysis in a Large Retail Setting Marc Donelson ◊
Anthony Marker ♥
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Marker
August 2008 Applying the FEA and the OEM to Strategic Needs Assessment of Faith-Based Daycare Christina Caswell ◊
Carlos Diaz ◊
Shelley Berg ◊
IPT 529 Needs Assessment
Dr. Winiecki
July 2008 Informal Learning as a Training Transfer Strategy Shelley 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