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Betsy Orr

Betsy Orr

Associate Professor

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-6430

Fax: (479) 575-3319

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Dr. Orr teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business education and career and technical education. She also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Career and Technical Education program. Dr. Orr serves on several committees at the college and university level. She is past chair of the University Academic Advising Council and the former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

  • Teacher Education
  • Business Education 
  • Leadership Development
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Business Education

Introduction to Technology in Education, every fall, spring, summer

Word Processing, every spring

 

Ed.D. University of Arkansas, Vocational Education, 1994
M.Ed. University of Arkansas, Vocational Education, 1987
B.A. University of Arkansas, Business, 1975

Deaton, S., Carter, V. & Orr, B. (2018) (under review). Highlighting mathematical practices in STEM and family and consumer sciences education integration. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Wisch, J. K., Ousterhout, B. H., Carter, V., & Orr, B. (2018). The grading gradient: Teacher motivations for varied redo and retake policies. Studies in Educational Evaluation, Vol. 58,  pp. 145 - 155.

Orr, B. (2015). Using focused groups for assessment. GSTF Journal on Education, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Print ISSN: 2345-7163, E-periodical: 2345-7171)

Aronson, S. L., Orr, B., Carter, V., & Beachner, M. (Spring/Summer 2015).  Best practices and assistive technology tools for students with disabilities used in the business education classroom. American Technical Education Association Journal. Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 34 – 37.

Beachner, M., Carter, V., Daugherty, M. K., Orr, B., & Moore, C.  (2014).  impact of elementary school garden clubs: Influencing student attitudes of fruit and vegetable consumption.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.  

Carter, V., Orr, B., McGriff, M., Thompson, C. & Sonawane, S. (2014). Critical incidents in classroom management during student teaching internships and their effects on the teaching profession: Perceptions of student teachers in India and the United States. US-China Education Review. April 2014. Vol. 4, No. 4, 209-228.  

Orr, B. (2013). Conducting a SWOT analysis for program improvement. U.S. China  Education Review. A 3(6), 381-384. This is a peer reviewed international journal. Journal article available upon request.

Aronson, S., & Orr, B. (2013). An analysis of best practices and assistive technology tools for students with learning disabilities. GSTF International Journal on Education. 1(2), 103-107.  

Orr, B., Thompson, D., Owens, T. & Thompson, C. (2009). Preferred learning styles of working adults. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training. Vol. 17, Number 2, pp. 101 - 107. 

Thompson, D.E., Orr, B., Thompson, C. & Grover, K. (2007, September).  Examining students' perceptions of their first-semester experience at a major land-grant institution. College Student Journal, 41(3), 640-648.

Thompson, D., Thompson, C., Lyle, B. & Orr, B. (2004, March). Adult students’ perceptions of web and interactive video classes. Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Austin, TX, 946-953.

Thompson, D., Lyle B., Thompson, C. & Orr, B. (2003/2004). A comparison of learner’s perceptions of web and interactive video classes. International Journal of Learning (10) 2935-2939.

Thompson, D., Orr, B. & Thompson, C. (2002/2004). Vocational teacher’s satisfaction with advising student organizations. International Journal of Learning (10) 461-467.

Thompson, C., Thompson, D., & Orr, B. (2003). A factor analysis of variables affecting CTSO advisors’ satisfaction. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 21(2), 1-9.

July 2007 - Present, Associate Professor, Career and Technical Education Program, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

July 2009 - Present, Career and Technical Education Program Coordinator, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

July 2005 -2007, Associate Professor, Career and Technical Education Program, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

September 2000 - July 2005, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

August 2000 - July 2005, Associate Professor, Department of Vocational and Adult Education, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

September 1994 - August 2000, Assistant Professor, Department of Vocational and Adult Education, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

September 1989 - September 1994, Instructor, Department of Vocational and Adult Education, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

August 1988 - September 1989, Vocational Director, Springdale Public Schools, Arkansas

Auugust 1988 - September 1989 - Chair, Business Education Department, Springdale Public Schools, Arkansas

August 1979 - September 1989, Secondary Business Education Teacher, Springdale High School, Springdale, Arkansas

 

  • Outstanding Mentoring and Advising Award, College of Education and Health Professions, 2014
  • Outstanding Mentoring and Advising Award, Curriculum and Instruction, 2014 
  • Faculty Career Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, April 2008
  • Outstanding Service Award, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, 2007.
  • Outstanding Researcher, Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders, 2000.
  • Arkansas Business Teacher Educator of the Year, 1997.