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Masters ThesisAn observational assessment of an institution for mental diseases' response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemicAmborn, Saxon JamesThe novel coronavirus (SARs-COV or COVID-19) pandemic was an unprecedented event in recent human history. Communities, schools, and businesses were forced to make rapid large scale changes in action and policy with little direction or empirical data t . . .
Masters ThesisA Program proposal for the Bakersfield Police Department for the debriefing process in dealing with the psychological effects of officer-involved shootingsMunoz, Candace EvetteIn Law enforcement, there are dangers that police officers face on a daily basis. One stressor in particular, is an officer-involved shooting, also known as a critical incident. Currently, many law enforcement agencies are using a technique called Cri . . .
Masters ThesisA League of their own: an exploration of identity construction and negotiation in the Bakersfield Diamond Divas Roller Derby TeamThompson, Natalie HThe Diamond Divas are an all-female roller derby team from Bakersfield, California. Established approximately in 2009, the Divas are composed of a diverse group of women from a variety of class, educational, and professional backgrounds; however, thes . . .
Masters ThesisA Study to determine if the city of Bakersfield would benefit from a tourism business improvement district-TBID funded convention and visitors bureauGlasco, MistyTourism is a significant, sometimes vital part of a destination’s economy. Tourist spending supports jobs and helps cities thrive. For many years destination marketing and tourism promotion by Convention and Visitors Bureaus has been funded primarily . . .
DissertationThe Relationship Between Teacher and Administrator Perceptions and the Performance and Well-Being of African-American Males in Third Grade Through Eighth Grade in a Suburban School DistrictHughes, Jina D'AnnUnderrepresentation of African-American males as grade level rises is a major concern in education (Duggins & Acosta, 2017; Howard, 2010; Husband, 2012; Tatum, 2006; Washington, Patton-Terry, & Siedenberg, 2013). Prior studies have placed the blame on . . .
DissertationWright, Jamal TyroneThis study focused on the policy impact of SB 1456 (2012) on students enrolled in rural community colleges in California. SB 1456 (2012) was signed into law with the intent to increase student success rates that ultimately resulted in the completion o . . .
Masters ThesisMulti-level impact of electronic records for California children's services: implementing a paperless system which meets HIPPA requirementsCampos-Hughes, LauraThere is an average of 6500 active cases which California Children’s Services (CCS) case manages for medical processing. CCS continues to use traditional paper charts and there is no tracking system to show which one of the over 50 staff members may h . . .
Masters ThesisInvestigations of a rock feature complex at the Mirror Point Site (CA-SBR-12134/H), Western Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, CaliforniaLaPierre, KishThis thesis describes and interprets a large rock feature complex and associated artifact caches from the Mirror Point site (CA-SBR-12134/H) located on the east side of Searles Lake within the boundaries of the South Range, Naval Air Weapons Station ( . . .
Masters ThesisRecommendations to reduce costs for the city of Bakersfield's defined benefit pension plans: focus on plans financed within the general fundLorenzi, GeorginaGovernment agencies throughout California face complicated issues with public employee defined benefit pension plans. Market earnings on pension investments have plummeted with the decline of the U.S. economy. This market downturn increases pension co . . .
Masters ThesisSecondary school administrators' perceptions and opinions regarding the implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS)Chaves, LisaStudent behavior continues to be a significant concern among administrators and teachers. Traditional suspension and expulsion practices have failed to reduce negative behavior and prevent discriminatory practices. This study investigated secondary ad . . .