https://journal.coralsllc.com/index.php/CJAR/issue/feed CORALS' Journal of Applied Research 2024-01-03T14:02:05+00:00 Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis coralsllc@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p>Launched in 2023 from Port Saint Lucie, Florida (USA), the CORALS’ Journal of Applied Research is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly journal, and ready to accept papers to publish. Please review our policies and submission process and let us know how we can help you. We have manuscript conversion and editing support services, and discounts for bundled services. We specifically encourage new researchers to submit articles! We use licenses from Creative Commons.</p> <p>Note our scope and focus for articles in the “Submissions, Policies, and Pricing” tab. We are specifically looking for current research that <strong>helps bridge the gap between theory and practice</strong> in fields of work that impact how humans interact, survive, and persevere. Articles about research methods are welcomed if they show meaningful insights that will help other practical researchers improve data collection or analysis methods.</p> <p>Please consider publishing with us if you are in any of the following groups:</p> <ul> <li>Post-doctorates who want to publish their dissertation, thesis, or capstone projects (in article format).</li> <li>Professors who need to publish to avoid <em>perishing</em> (i.e., for tenure or teaching requirements).</li> <li>Researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business, education, medical, veterinary, legal (including law enforcement), engineering, IT, and other practical professions.</li> <li>PhDs who are adjuncts and not affiliated with teaching institutions but want IRB-sponsored research and a place to publish.</li> <li>Anyone else who is struggling to find the right journal for their article.</li> </ul> <p><strong> </strong><strong>We welcome you to submit your article!</strong></p> https://journal.coralsllc.com/index.php/CJAR/article/view/26 Predicting military-connected students' academic success at community college 2023-12-23T14:50:58+00:00 Susan Neimic susan.neimic@waldenu.edu <p class="CJARABSTRACT">Federal GI Bills and funding have allowed military service members to attend institutions of higher learning since 1944. However, military-connected students tend to have lower graduation rates than other similarly situated nontraditional students despite this support. This study used secondary data from an associate-degree granting community college in New England that tracked degree completion rates for military-connected students to examine whether factors such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, or funding source could predict student success. No significant predictors were found. Future research ideas, such as quantitative studies using data from other colleges or universities or adding additional factors, were recommended. A policy paper was an outcome of the study.</p> 2024-01-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Dr. Susan E. Neimic https://journal.coralsllc.com/index.php/CJAR/article/view/24 The value of an online postprofessional (transitional) Doctor of Physical Therapy program 2023-10-05T12:19:19+00:00 Cheryl Anderson cherylanderson7177@gmail.com Jena Ogston jogston@css.edu <p>The elevation of education is found across the business continuum. Professional doctoral programs are growing in response to the complex nature and consumer demand in business sectors. The healthcare field has experienced a demand for doctoring professions, beginning with nursing. The movement toward a doctorate in physical therapy was predicated by a federal physical therapy governing association emphasizing the need for physical therapy to become a doctoring, clinical profession. The directive resulted in the creation of transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) programs responding to the need for doctoral-level courses to bridge the educational gap between currently licensed physical therapists with baccalaureate or master's degrees and the newer graduates in the field who hold doctorate degrees. Programs erupted, but over time, online programs emerged as the primary method of education with flexibility and reachability for working clinicians. Outcomes of online tDPT programs are lacking and perhaps overlooked as being an essential medium within postprofessional education for professional advancement and currency. This mixed-methods study sought to understand the perspectives of tDPT graduates on the value of an online tDPT education. The 105 participants completed an online survey through the Qualtrics data gathering system. The findings included themes related to the value of a tDPT degree in improving clinical skill sets in diagnostic imaging, evidence-based practice, and differential screening. Many participants reported that they thought differently as clinicians, primarily identifying as autonomous practitioners. The overarching common theme was the value of postprofessional programs in providing education currency achievable through an online program.</p> <p> </p> 2024-01-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Dr. Ogston