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Increasing Teacher Capacity In Supporting Student Mental Health, Mary Louise Ireland 2017 University of Western Ontario

Increasing Teacher Capacity In Supporting Student Mental Health, Mary Louise Ireland

The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University

Abstract

Increasing rates of adolescent anxiety and depression present new challenges for educators. This requires educators to increase their capacity to meet the unique learning needs of students with mental health concerns. The Organizational Improvement Plan (OIP) explores this problem of practice, targeting improved teacher ability to understand student mental health, to recognize the signs of distress, and to employ teaching strategies and practices to accommodate learning needs. The notion that academic functioning is tied to mental health functioning in a bi-directional relationship (Powers, Bower, Webber & Martinson, 2011) underscores the need for teachers to be equipped with a greater skill ...


Aboriginal Offender Parole Outcomes, Truman Paul Tremblay 2017 University of Western Ontario

Aboriginal Offender Parole Outcomes, Truman Paul Tremblay

The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University

This paper outlines an Organizational Improvement Plan (OIP) and addresses a current Problem of Practice (PoP) in Aboriginal federal corrections. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is a federal department mandated by the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Notably, this Act mandates the CSC to be responsive to the special needs of Aboriginal offenders. Aboriginal offenders have long been over-represented within the Canadian corrections system; consequently, there is tremendous pressure on the CSC to address the gap in outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal offenders. The PoP considers the role of the Aboriginal Initiatives Directorate within CSC and describes the impact ...


Curriculum Congruence Of An Hr Baccalaureate Degree Program To Industry Requirements, Wesley D. Sallenback 2017 Western University

Curriculum Congruence Of An Hr Baccalaureate Degree Program To Industry Requirements, Wesley D. Sallenback

The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University

Undergraduate students of business commonly view their time in school as a career-readying training ground preparatory to advancing into professional practice within industry settings. In preparing learners for success beyond the classroom, it is critical for post-secondary institutions (PSIs) to demonstrate alignment between program curriculum and workplace knowledge and skill requirements. This Organizational Improvement Plan (OIP) outlines a potential solution to improve the relevance of business degree programming (at a large, Canadian-based, polytechnic institution), according to marketplace requirements. More narrowly, this OIP presents a process of program review which not only ensures alignment of program curricula and workplace-required competencies, but ...


What Complicates Or Enables Teachers’ Enactment Of Leadership, Jill Bradley-Levine 8881892 2017 Ball State University, Muncie, IN

What Complicates Or Enables Teachers’ Enactment Of Leadership, Jill Bradley-Levine 8881892

The Qualitative Report

This article presents findings from a case study that describes the ways that four teachers pursuing their master’s degree in teacher leadership engaged in leadership activities in their schools. In order to explore this purpose, this study examines two research questions: (1) How do teachers enact leadership in their schools and (2) What complicates or enables teachers’ leadership activity? Findings indicate that the norms of the teaching profession including equality and privacy affect teachers’ enactment of leadership in their schools. Teacher leaders limit their work based on their knowledge of these norms, their past experiences engaging in leadership, and ...


The Impact Of Female School Principals’ Leadership Traits On Teacher Morale In California Cbee Star Schools, Moira Zacharakis 8178731 2017 Brandman

The Impact Of Female School Principals’ Leadership Traits On Teacher Morale In California Cbee Star Schools, Moira Zacharakis 8178731

Dissertations

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine how teachers with female principals at Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) Star Schools in Contra Costa County, California (CA) rate their principals’ leadership skills, how they rate their own job satisfaction, and to determine if a relationship exists between the principals’ leadership skills and employee job satisfaction.

Methodology. The study employed a quantitative correlational research design using data from two instruments.

Findings. The sample size for this study was too small to generalize to a larger population; however, statistically significant relationships were found in the data. Mean scores indicated ...


Examining Synergies In A First-Year Leadership Development Course, Amber Manning-Ouellette, Cameron Beatty 2017 Iowa State University

Examining Synergies In A First-Year Leadership Development Course, Amber Manning-Ouellette, Cameron Beatty

Amber Manning-Ouellette

Although some literature on student and academic affairs collaborations exists (Guarasci, 2002; Gulley & Mullendore, 2014; Schmidt & Kaufman, 2007) it can be challenging to find concrete examples for building partnerships among student activities, special populations, and academic affairs in higher education. The literature mainly focuses on creating systemic and organizational change. At Iowa State University (ISU), there lacks a formalized first-year experience office, yet each academic college is challenged with creating first-year seminars for incoming students interested in studying in the college’s respective majors. These first-year seminars are often times decentralized, focused on student’s academic discipline, and have no consistent curriculum across the university. Therefore, there is little to no collaboration amongst academic departments and student affairs when designing and implementing first-year seminars, besides opportunities for guest speakers and highlighting student resources. At ISU, the most obvious area to create connections among leadership theories and to build important campus partnerships is within the classroom; specifically, in the first year where supporting student transition to college is paramount (Komives, Mainella, Owen, Osteen, & Longerbeam,2005; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005).


Enhancing Employability Skill Sets: The Obligation Of Community Colleges To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Their Parts, Linda C. Hill Ms. 2017 University of Western Ontario

Enhancing Employability Skill Sets: The Obligation Of Community Colleges To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Their Parts, Linda C. Hill Ms.

The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University

The pressure upon post-secondary institutions in Ontario to address the persistent gap between the employability skill sets of their graduates and the changing needs of the modern workplace has never been greater. Forces such as the complexities of participating in a globally competitive economy, and advancements in information and communication technologies have shifted workplace expectations. Parents, students, and employers want to be assured that a diploma is indicative of the full range of skill sets necessary to achieve entry into a chosen occupation. The case method of analysis was used to examine one college’s quality assurance strategies for teaching ...


Impact Of Islamophobia On Post-Secondary Muslim Students Attending Ontario Universities, Hassina Alizai 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Impact Of Islamophobia On Post-Secondary Muslim Students Attending Ontario Universities, Hassina Alizai

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study investigated the experiences of Muslim Canadian students attending institutions of higher education in the context of increasing Islamophobia. This study utilized qualitative case study methodology to investigate the following questions: (1) What are the experiences of Muslim Canadians attending institutions of higher education in the current context of Islamophobia? (2) How is the rising anti-Muslim sentiment impacting the academic performance of Muslim students? (3) How do Muslim students negotiate or navigate their identities subsequent to recent national and international tragic events (e.g. Paris Attacks, San Bernardino and other terrorist atrocities)? The students’ responses resulted in three major ...


Critical Autobiography As Research, Anthony Walker 2017 Tarrant County College District

Critical Autobiography As Research, Anthony Walker

The Qualitative Report

Identity is a reflection of how people view themselves within the social structure (Campbell, 2010; Hill & Thomas, 2000). Too often these identities are mirror images of normalized labels and affiliations defined by, and through, social norms and values. Introspective of social constructs and teachings of normalcy, often times one’s identity and status is never questioned (Ramsey, 2004). Juxtaposing systemic thinking with personal knowledge, this article offers insights into the uses and contributions of critical autobiographical research as a both paradigm of research and practice. This article seeks to link the application of critical autobiography with educational practice and theory ...


Meaningful Reviews: Reframing Evaluation To Yield Positive Change, Sharon Decker 2017 Centenary University

Meaningful Reviews: Reframing Evaluation To Yield Positive Change, Sharon Decker

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will focus on how to reframe the culture of evaluation in order to encourage active and engaged faculty participation. The discussion will center on objectives, forms, and outcomes in order to create a process that will ultimately improve pedagogical techniques and philosophies.


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.


2.0 Academic Management: "Disruptive Innovation" For The 21st Century, Don Chu 2017 Kansas State University Libraries

2.0 Academic Management: "Disruptive Innovation" For The 21st Century, Don Chu

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This workshop will focus on assisting educational leaders to re-imagine academic departments and how they are managed in the 21st Century. Re-imagining the academic department will strengthen them as the foundation upon which college and university change may be built. Led by the chair and the faculty-administrative leadership team, departments will be primarily responsible to set and reach their goals, as well as manage their own resources and professional development. Themes that will be discussed include curriculum development, course schedules, student services, personnel and ‘political’ issues, department resources and more.


Department Leadership In Action: Enhancing Your Leadership And Academic Team, Dr. Walter H. Gmelch 2017 University of San Francisco

Department Leadership In Action: Enhancing Your Leadership And Academic Team, Dr. Walter H. Gmelch

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This workshop will explore four key leadership questions: what is an academic leader and why should you serve; how to develop as a leader; how long is long enough to serve; and what legacy will you leave? Participants will develop strategies for effectively developing your team through shared leadership, consensual decision-making, constructive conflict, collegiality and more. The workshop also includes a discussion of exploring the “road less traveled,” managing transitions to and from academic leadership.


Meeting Yourself Without Rose Colored Glasses: An Urban Publicschool, Shenelle DuBose, Apryll Mendez 2017 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Meeting Yourself Without Rose Colored Glasses: An Urban Publicschool, Shenelle Dubose, Apryll Mendez

Dissertations

The impact of a culturally relevant professional development series on classroom teacher’s cultural lens was determined. Fifty teachers from two different school districts participated in 16 hours of professional development in an attempt to impact their understanding of how culture and instruction are connected.

During the professional development, participants took part in activities, dialogues and reflections designed to impact their cultural competency. The content of the four professional development sessions included (a) videos on culturally relevant teaching; (b) discussion of cultural identity of participants and how it surfaces in the classroom; (c) discussion of the culture, values, and beliefs ...


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.


University Update - July 20, 2017, Kathy A. Krendl 2017 Otterbein University

University Update - July 20, 2017, Kathy A. Krendl

University Updates & Communications from the University President

Included in this Update:

  • Above and Beyond Honoree
  • Department Updates
  • New Videos
  • Comings and Goings


Summer 2017 Letter From The President, Kathy Krendl 2017 Otterbein University

Summer 2017 Letter From The President, Kathy Krendl

University Updates & Communications from the University President

No abstract provided.


Overcoming Failure: Characteristics Of Leaders Who Have Successfully Recovered From A Significant Setback, Richard Leo Hunt 2017 Western Kentucky University

Overcoming Failure: Characteristics Of Leaders Who Have Successfully Recovered From A Significant Setback, Richard Leo Hunt

Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to study the characteristics of leaders who have experienced a setback or failure and have bounced back to success. A qualitative research design employing an interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) methodology was used. Semi-structured interviews with open ended questions allowed the respondents to share valuable insights into the thoughts, feelings, and perceptions of their individual experiences. The results suggest that after experiencing a setback, a process develops where feelings and thoughts are experienced immediately following the event that is followed by a period of coping and adapting, a transition to a resilient state, and behavioral ...


Teacher Perceptions Of Response To Intervention And Its Core Components, And Its Implementation In Reading In The Primary Grades, Kelsey Hillard Davis 2017 Columbus State University

Teacher Perceptions Of Response To Intervention And Its Core Components, And Its Implementation In Reading In The Primary Grades, Kelsey Hillard Davis

Theses and Dissertations

Since the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), Response to Intervention (RTI) had been implemented in varied degrees due to lack of a national definition and framework. RTI was a general education initiative, however few studies focused on general education teachers and their perceptions of RTI. This was a qualitative descriptive study that utilized individual interviews and a focus group. First, individual interviews were conducted using a semi-structured interview protocol. Interview data was coded for prominent themes using NVivo. The individual interview data was then used to write a semi-structured interview protocol for a focus group ...


To What Extent Is There A Relationship Between Middle Grades Educator Stressors And Phases Of The Career Teacher?, Jessica Joy Morris 2017 Columbus State University

To What Extent Is There A Relationship Between Middle Grades Educator Stressors And Phases Of The Career Teacher?, Jessica Joy Morris

Theses and Dissertations

The issue of teacher stress is an international area of concern. The primary means of gathering this work-related stress data from educators however, has been quantitatively with participants in elementary or secondary sectors, with little comparative data recorded for middle grades teachers. Along with this shortage of middle school educator stress data, is the rarely investigated variable of phases of the career teacher as it relates to middle grades educator stress. The intention of this research is to investigate the relationship between middle grades educator stress and phases of the career teacher.

A sequential mixed methods research approach was utilized ...


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