The Institute for Women’s Policy Research completes research “conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies” (source).
In November 2014, IWPR published a fact sheet on college students who are also parents, and over a quart of them are. Read the students who are parents fact sheet
Online students should regularly check their discussion grades with the rubric scores (if the Blackboard rubric tool is used) and comments. For those students who may not know how to do this, here is a brief review:
The student should Go to “My Grades” and find the week’s discussion. For every graded item in Blackboard, the student will see that the title of the graded item is a hyperlink. The student may click on the hyperlink which will open a page showing all his/her contributions to the week’s discussion, plus any comments left by the instructor. The student will also see an icon to the left of the number grade that looks like this:
If he/she clicks on that grid, a pop up window will open showing the Rubric Detail.
Alternately, the student may go to My Grades, find the week’s discussion and look for the words “View Rubric” –
Clicking there will also open the Rubric Detail page.
When the instructor has written comments in the “Feedback to Students” panel, the student will see a word bubble icon next to his/her grade –
The student may click on the bubble to view the instructor’s comments.