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Peer Research Mentors At Gettysburg College: Transforming Student Library Jobs Into High-Impact Learning Experiences, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith, Janelle Wertzberger 2017 Gettysburg College

Peer Research Mentors At Gettysburg College: Transforming Student Library Jobs Into High-Impact Learning Experiences, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith, Janelle Wertzberger

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Research and Instruction librarians at Gettysburg College developed a Peer Research Mentor (PRM) program for undergraduate students. The program is designed to empower a group of student employees to work in partnership with experienced librarians in order to increase a PRM’s own research skills and support other student researchers more effectively. The program focuses on student training, reference service, and outreach to other students. The authors share the development of the program; describe their approach to training, supervision, and assessment; and offer insight about how to operate and sustain a similar program with limited resources.


Improving College-Going Trends For First Generation Latino Students: The Importance Of Habitus, School Culture And Culturally Responsive Couseling, Patricia A. Marchesi 2017 Seton Hall University

Improving College-Going Trends For First Generation Latino Students: The Importance Of Habitus, School Culture And Culturally Responsive Couseling, Patricia A. Marchesi

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Throughout history, the United States has symbolized a place of opportunity, viewed as a place where achieving a better life is possible. This viewpoint still holds true for Latino immigrants, who currently account for more than half of the country’s population growth since 2000. Latino families and students specifically see higher education as a means by which to attain the proverbial “better life.” However, prior research dedicated to Latino students in the college-going process cites obstacles to enrollment in American colleges and universities. Inadequate academic preparation, language barriers, limited social capital, and restricted access to financial aid are among ...


Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Learning Communities On The Instructional Climate At Flintville Elementary School In Lincoln County, Tn, David Golden 2017 East Tennessee State University

Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Learning Communities On The Instructional Climate At Flintville Elementary School In Lincoln County, Tn, David Golden

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A qualitative investigation was conducted to explore teacher perceptions of Professional Learning Communities on the instructional climate at Flintville Elementary School in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Participants in the study included five teachers, the evaluation supervisor, and one parent from Flintville Elementary School. Through the analysis of interviews and a review of documents collected from Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings in grades Pre-K through 8, the investigator was able to extract meaning and code the data into categories that led to an understanding of the perceptions being researched.

Professional Learning Communities at Flintville Elementary School have changed the instructional climate concerning ...


Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, And Ethical Climate Of Higher Education Administrators In Maryland Colleges And Universities, Brenda DiSorbo 2017 East Tennessee State University

Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, And Ethical Climate Of Higher Education Administrators In Maryland Colleges And Universities, Brenda Disorbo

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A quantitative research project was conducted at all public and private colleges and universities in the state of Maryland to investigate the relationship between job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and ethical climate among higher education administrators. An online survey was completed by 278 higher education administrators working in public and private colleges in Maryland during the 2016 fall semester. Survey results were analyzed in conjunction with participant characteristics, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and ethical climates. Data were analyzed using MANOVA, Chi-Square, and descriptive statistics.

Findings indicate that the perceptions of ethical climate differed significantly by job satisfaction, gender and administrative position ...


Developing Effective Classroom Environments In A High School Looping Program: A Narrative Research Study, Caleb C. Tipton 2017 East Tennessee State University

Developing Effective Classroom Environments In A High School Looping Program: A Narrative Research Study, Caleb C. Tipton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study captures the narrative of the lived experiences of four teachers as they developed effective classroom environments in a high school looping program in an Eastern Tennessee school district. The study examined the stories and reflections of the participants in order to discover teacher perception, behaviors, and attitudes that help to establish teacher-student relational involvement which produces positive academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional student outcomes. The stories collected during the narrative study provide real-life, contextual data with which other practitioners might reflect upon their own teaching experiences and practices. The study also adds to the discussion on the potential impact ...


Classroom Organizational Structure In Fifth Grade Math Classrooms And The Effect On Standardized Test Scores, Dallas Marie Lane 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Classroom Organizational Structure In Fifth Grade Math Classrooms And The Effect On Standardized Test Scores, Dallas Marie Lane

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between the classroom organizational structure and MCT2 test scores of fifth grade math students. The researcher gained insight regarding which structure teachers believe is most beneficial to them and students, and whether or not their belief of classroom organizational structure differs based on the number of years of classroom experience and/or degree held.

The results of this study showed no significant difference in the standardized test scores of students in a self-contained classroom compared to the students in a departmentalized classroom. Though there was no significant ...


Cultural Diversity In Student Ministry Leadership, Steven Zhou 2017 Pepperdine University

Cultural Diversity In Student Ministry Leadership, Steven Zhou

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

In an attempt to contribute to how ministries and Christian academia is addressing issues of diversity, I am conducting a study to analyze correlations between ethnicity and styles/values of leadership. The goal is to uncover whether or not a particular ethnicity generally prefers one style of leadership over another. Past research on the subject has already seen that, in the business world, certain practices work better than others. For example, those from an Asian culture are more likely to prefer formality and authority as opposed to the collaborative and relationship-oriented style of leadership found in America. I will contribute ...


Interview With Dr. Edward Simco - Alumnus And Faculty, Edward Simco 2017 Nova Southeastern University

Interview With Dr. Edward Simco - Alumnus And Faculty, Edward Simco

Edward Simco

Biological Curriculum, chemistry, Physical Science Study Committee, Ford Foundation Grant, nuclear reactor, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, computers, physics, science education, educational research, Abe Fischler, physical science center, oceanography, Ph.D., dissertation, Peter Niiler, social psychology, Roshenthal, Parker, Nova University, Atomic Energy Commission, Emilio Segre, Hans Jensen, Glenn Seaborg, NYIT, Don Mitchell, Dan Stufflebeam, Michael Scriven, distance education, Ed Leaders Program, Institute of Child Centered Education, Dr. Marilyn Segal, University School, Family Center, Teacher Intern Program, TIAA-CREF, Systems Engineering Laboratory, data manipulation program, IBM, Phil Adams, electronic classroom, Alex Schure, SACS, computer-based learning, the Doctor of Arts, John Scigliano, Dr. Ed Lieblein ...


Change Leadership In Higher Education, Jeff Buller 2017 Florida Atlantic University

Change Leadership In Higher Education, Jeff Buller

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

A highly interactive session dealing with why change is so difficult in higher education and how we can be more effective in implementing needed changes. Based on the latest studies of effective change in higher education, participants will come away from this session with a practical plan for overcoming their own resistance to change and bringing others on board when change has to occur in their program or at their institution.


Turning A Department Into A High Performing Team, Lorri F. Engstrom, Del Engstrom 2017 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Turning A Department Into A High Performing Team, Lorri F. Engstrom, Del Engstrom

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will provide Chairs/Deans the skills and research base for using a team approach to build social capital and create a high performing departmental team. Experiential learning activities will be used to demonstrate the key components of high performing teams, and the pedagogical strategies to successfully implement teams.


Positive Academic Leadership: Stop Putting Out Fires; Start Making A Difference, Jeff Buller 2017 Florida Atlantic University

Positive Academic Leadership: Stop Putting Out Fires; Start Making A Difference, Jeff Buller

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

A highly interactive workshop on strategies that can help chairs move towards positive outcomes in even the most negative of situations, making their leadership more effective, effortless, and enjoyable. Participants will come away from this workshop with clear, practical ideas about how they can help their departments become more positive, visionary, and forward-looking.


Departmental Fights: Finding Solutions And Maintaining Sanity As Chair, Ethan W. Krase, Gian S. Pagnucci 2017 Winona State University

Departmental Fights: Finding Solutions And Maintaining Sanity As Chair, Ethan W. Krase, Gian S. Pagnucci

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

While circumstances of departmental conflicts are variable, one constant is that as chairs we end up involved. Although chairs cannot prevent conflict from occurring, there are steps we can take to minimize the consequences. This session offers strategies chairs can use to lead their departments through conflict more productively.


Leadership Development For Department Chairs: Learnings Across Three Approaches, Emily R. Smith, Patricia E. Calderwood, Paula Gill Lopez, Ryan Colwell 2017 Fairfield University

Leadership Development For Department Chairs: Learnings Across Three Approaches, Emily R. Smith, Patricia E. Calderwood, Paula Gill Lopez, Ryan Colwell

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session shares insights and recommendations from three approaches to faculty leadership development: a co-mentoring group for faculty leaders; a community of practice for mentoring; and a leadership development cohort. Participants will be invited assess and revise these recommendations to jointly inform best practices in faculty leadership development.


The Growing Challenge Of Dual Credit/Enrollment, Eric G. Tenbus, Daniel Schierenbeck 2017 University of Central Missouri

The Growing Challenge Of Dual Credit/Enrollment, Eric G. Tenbus, Daniel Schierenbeck

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Face the dual credit challenge by taking back control of the program and strengthening it to ensure high academic standards. This presentation will explain the dual credit phenomenon and offer practical advice in countering it, navigating the political landmines, and making it work better for your department.


Beyond Engagement: Promoting Non-Monetary Social Relevance In Contemporary Academic Departments, Mengie M. Parker, Carrie Longley 2017 Indiana University - East

Beyond Engagement: Promoting Non-Monetary Social Relevance In Contemporary Academic Departments, Mengie M. Parker, Carrie Longley

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation outlines methods of creating academic social relevance that are not based on simple monetary value thereby affording academic departments a measure of protection against undue resource attenuation. The presentation provides methods of promoting both internal and external social relevance as well as methods for measuring and reporting growth in departmental social relevance.


“Traversing The Legal Minefields That Surround Academic Chairpersons”, Nathan M. Roberts 2017 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

“Traversing The Legal Minefields That Surround Academic Chairpersons”, Nathan M. Roberts

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The presenter will describe common higher education law issues encountered by Chairpersons and provide a framework for analyzing them to protect the department and the Chairperson. Perspective on the process will be offered by a former chairperson, now dean, who is also an attorney and teaches courses in education law.


Dealing With Campus Safety Issues, Nancy P. Kropf 2017 Georgia State University

Dealing With Campus Safety Issues, Nancy P. Kropf

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

As an administrator, traumatic and unexpected events in a unit require a unit head to deal with the situation and related consequences. Using examples of events that have impacted safety of students and faculty, this presentation will highlight responses when dealing with harmful or threatening campus experiences.


Creating A Culture Of Evidence-Based Teaching Through Faculty Professional Development, Kirsten Fleming, David Polcyn 2017 California State University - San Bernardino

Creating A Culture Of Evidence-Based Teaching Through Faculty Professional Development, Kirsten Fleming, David Polcyn

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will focus on leading change designed to instill a culture of equity-minded, evidence-based teaching and learning. Drawing on a community of practice model, a variety of professional development opportunities will be explored that enable STEM faculty members to redesign courses in ways that intentionally incorporates evidence-based teaching practices.


Evaluating Workload: A Collaborative Approach Between Dean And Department Chair, Melissa J. Marcucci Ph.D., Sandra G. Affenito Ph.D., R.D. FAND 2017 University of Saint Joseph

Evaluating Workload: A Collaborative Approach Between Dean And Department Chair, Melissa J. Marcucci Ph.D., Sandra G. Affenito Ph.D., R.D. Fand

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Faculty workload calculations are complex and an institution’s mission directs the level of faculty participation in each teaching, scholarship and service. The University of Saint Joseph (USJ; West Hartford, Connecticut) transitioned from a college to a university, necessitating reexamination of faculty workload policy. The review was conducted collaboratively between senior administration and key faculty to understand best practices in calculating teaching workload. A review of best practice, evaluation of workload policies at a defined set of peer institutions, and an internal investigation of the types of course offered by USJ faculty was examined.


Department Budgeting And Resources, Don Chu, Kimihko Nomura 2017 California State University, Chico

Department Budgeting And Resources, Don Chu, Kimihko Nomura

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Departments are faced with reduced appropriations and increased demands on their budgets. We will look at the three keys to respond to this fiscal environment and position your department for a brighter future: budget basics, management aimed at productivity and strategic investment, and increasing resource flow.


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