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2018-04-05 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2018 Morehead State University

2018-04-05 Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Faculty Senate meeting minutes for April 5, 2018.


Rural Students’ Sense Of Belonging At A Large Public University, Benjamin P. Heinisch 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Rural Students’ Sense Of Belonging At A Large Public University, Benjamin P. Heinisch

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

This qualitative case study explored how undergraduate students from rural areas experience higher education environments and develop a sense of belonging at a large Midwestern public university. This study defined rural considering students’ hometown population size and density as well as each individual participant’s constructed reality of a rural identity (Crockett, Shanahan, & Jackson-Newsom, 2000). The following questions guided this study: (1) How does students’ identification with their rural background influence how they experience their college environment? (2) What do rural students see as key environmental factors affecting their sense of belonging? (3) Is the institution providing supportive environments for ...


Into The Storm: Ecological And Sociological Impediments To Black Males’ Persistence In Engineering Graduate Programs, Brian A. Burt, Krystal L. Williams, William A. Smith 2018 Iowa State University

Into The Storm: Ecological And Sociological Impediments To Black Males’ Persistence In Engineering Graduate Programs, Brian A. Burt, Krystal L. Williams, William A. Smith

Education Publications

While much is known about how Black students negotiate and navigate undergraduate studies, there is a dearth of research on what happens when these students enter graduate school. This article presents the results of a study of 21 Black male graduate students in engineering from one highly ranked research-intensive institution. This article provides evidence of structurally racialized policies within the engineering college (e.g., admissions) and racialized and gendered interactions with peers and advisors that threaten Black males’ persistence in engineering. We argue for taking an anti-deficit approach to understanding Black males’ persistence in engineering. We conclude with implications for ...


Exemplary California School District Superintendents Leading The Social Media Charge, Jamie Hughes 2018 Brandman University

Exemplary California School District Superintendents Leading The Social Media Charge, Jamie Hughes

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to identify the social media tools used and the role of social media when communicating with parents as perceived by exemplary California school district superintendents. In addition, the purpose of this study was to describe the benefits and challenges perceived by exemplary California school district superintendents when using social media to communicate with parents.

Methodology: A mixed-methods study was applied to identify the social media tools used, the role of social media, and the benefits and challenges of using social media to communicate with parents as perceived by exemplary California school district ...


Informal Teacher Leadership For Technology Integration: A Multi-Site Case Study Of Distributed Leadership, Taylor J. Clements 2018 University of Kentucky

Informal Teacher Leadership For Technology Integration: A Multi-Site Case Study Of Distributed Leadership, Taylor J. Clements

Taylor J Clements


The goal of this study was to understand how a secondary principal uses a distributed perspective of leadership to support informal teacher leaders (ITLs) to improve classroom technology integration. Using a phenomenological lens, I employed a multi-site case study to inform the research goals. A conceptual framework based on Bandura’s (1977) social learning theory and Wenger’s (1998) communities of practice theory was used to guide the study’s methods and data collection.
 
Data were collected in three phases. At each site, the first phase consisted of a digital survey with only closed-ended questions that was administered to all ...


Joint-Admissions Explored: Determining The Existence Of A Transfer-Affirming Culture Between Owensboro Community And Technical College And Western Kentucky University-Owensboro, Angela Loretta Higdon 2018 Western Kentucky University

Joint-Admissions Explored: Determining The Existence Of A Transfer-Affirming Culture Between Owensboro Community And Technical College And Western Kentucky University-Owensboro, Angela Loretta Higdon

Dissertations

A growing number of postsecondary students transfer from a two-year to a four-year institution. The joint admissions program between Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC) and Western Kentucky University-Owensboro (WKU-O) is a unique example of such a transfer relationship. Research is needed to understand the nature of the joint admissions relationship. The purpose of this case study was to explore the joint admissions relationship between OCTC and WKU-O, in order to determine the existence of a transfer-affirming culture, in accordance with Handel’s (2011) transfer-affirming conceptual framework.

The case study was bounded by time, including the previous three academic years ...


School Leaders’ Conceptualizations Of Teacher Care For African American Middle School Students, Violet Keene Whiteman 2018 Old Dominion University

School Leaders’ Conceptualizations Of Teacher Care For African American Middle School Students, Violet Keene Whiteman

Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this case study was to describe middle school leaders’ conceptualizations of caring teacher behaviors for African American middle school students. The qualitative case study focused on school leaders’ conceptualizations/identification of critical incidents (Flanagan, 1954) of care for African American middle school students. Noddings’ (1988) plan of action for implementing an ethic of care, including modeling, dialogue, practice, and confirmation, was used to inform the study. Data were collected through interviews, discussions of identified incidents of care, and observation documentation from the middle school leaders participating in the study.

Themes identified from the study included: build relationships ...


Practitioner Research In Schools: Revealing The Efficacy Agency Cycle, Edward Resnick 2018 Chapman University

Practitioner Research In Schools: Revealing The Efficacy Agency Cycle, Edward Resnick

Educational Studies Dissertations

Years of high stakes testing and managerial directives to improve student test scores created a trend of teachers’ declining sense of efficacy and agency. Researchers have yet to examine the perceptions of teachers following requirements to improve student engagement and school climate in an effort to improve academic performance following the authorization of local and national educational accountability reforms. The purpose of this study is to examine how teachers perceive their efficacy and agency in response to the addition of nonacademic measures and the requirement of documented input from teachers and other stakeholders into educational policy planning procedures. Veteran K-12 ...


An Examination Of The Leadership Traits Perceived Necessary For The Ideal Virtual School Leader, Dee Bennett 2018 Columbus State University

An Examination Of The Leadership Traits Perceived Necessary For The Ideal Virtual School Leader, Dee Bennett

Theses and Dissertations

With the growing number of virtual school throughout the nation, school programs continued to be in need of virtual school administrators. However, few studies had focused on the leadership traits required for administrators leading in schools of the digital age. The purpose of the study was to explore the leadership traits deemed important for leading in a virtual school program. The researcher conducted a mixed-methods, explanatory design study using quantitative data from a rank-order survey and qualitative data from personal interview with virtual school teachers and administrators. The interviews were transcribed and coded to further define the traits identified by ...


Teacher Perceptions Of Evaluation Feedback, Kelly Pelletier Rush 2018 Columbus State University

Teacher Perceptions Of Evaluation Feedback, Kelly Pelletier Rush

Theses and Dissertations

A vital part of the teacher evaluation process was the feedback teachers received following classroom observations. The provision of feedback by school administrators was intended to help teachers improve their instructional practice and raise student achievement. Teachers needed immediate feedback on their performance to make the necessary instructional adjustments in order to be more effective in the classroom. Evaluation feedback needed to be useful and intentional, with suggestions and strategies for improvement. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to determine teachers’ perceptions of teacher evaluation feedback. Eight interviews were conducted at an elementary school in Middle Georgia, using ...


Perceptions Of Relationship‐Oriented Leadership Behaviors: A Descriptive Case Study, Akeishia J. Patterson 2018 Columbus State University

Perceptions Of Relationship‐Oriented Leadership Behaviors: A Descriptive Case Study, Akeishia J. Patterson

Theses and Dissertations

This study explores the relationship-oriented leadership behaviors teachers and principals perceive as being most important to the role of principal leadership. The study also focuses on how the perceptions between teachers and principals differ. Research indicates principals as being the catalyst behind and building and maintaining effective relationships with teachers. The Professional Standards for Educational Leaders serve as a framework for principals by providing them with standards that convey relationship-oriented characteristics leaders need to possess in order to be effective. The following study uses a mixed methods research design to collect data through online surveys and interviews. The surveys and ...


Turning Points: Stories Of Passion And Leadership In The South Carolina Midlands, Louise White, Philip Richardson 2018 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Turning Points: Stories Of Passion And Leadership In The South Carolina Midlands, Louise White, Philip Richardson

Senior Theses

“Turning Points” captures the inflection points that define local community leaders’ identities and passions, whether life-altering experiences or fleeting moments of realization. Through examining the evolving life stories of community leaders in the South Carolina Midlands, this creative project explores how turning point experiences impact people’s leadership and personal development and profiles these stories in a photo book to effectively share these stories with a broad audience. Preliminary research was conducted on identity development, turning points, and emotional intelligence in relation to leadership theory and practice. This research informed interview questions that guided conversations with nineteen community leaders in ...


Winning On And Off The Court: An Interpretive Case Study Of A Leader’S Effectual Power And Influence, Eugene Smith 2018 Western Kentucky University

Winning On And Off The Court: An Interpretive Case Study Of A Leader’S Effectual Power And Influence, Eugene Smith

Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to study the leadership profile of a leader’s effectual power and influence. A qualitative research design is preferred to capture rich, thick personal responses from the interview participants. Semi-structured interviews were utilized with open-ended questions, which enabled the respondents to provide unique insights and reflections of their direct and indirect experiences with the research subject. Additionally, document inquiry and direct observations were used and, as an outcome, triangulation was achieved.

Effective use of power is studied in the context of a leader’s ability to influence others to induce a desired outcome. The ...


Principal Performance Improvement Tool, Geoff N. Masters AO 2018 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Principal Performance Improvement Tool, Geoff N. Masters Ao

Teaching and Learning and Leadership

What is a highly effective school principal, and what do they do that makes them so effective? The Principal Performance Improvement Tool sets out to answer these questions. It provides a point of reference that principals can use to reflect on their current practices and to identify areas in which their work could be still more effective.


Chicago Public Schools (Cps) Systems To Support Administrators Plan, Jeffrey Alstadt 2018 National Louis University

Chicago Public Schools (Cps) Systems To Support Administrators Plan, Jeffrey Alstadt

Dissertations

Wagner et al.’s (2010) change leadership model was used to assess culture, context, conditions, and competencies of a large, diverse urban school district to create a systemic plan for supporting building level administrators. Interviews were conducted with former building level administrators, teachers, and staff who worked with building level administrators within the district. Results indicated overwhelming support for the building level administrators in the district. Strategies for implementation included: creating professional learning communities, leading adult learning, and developing leadership capacity. To achieve the much-needed changes, CPS personnel must be ready for a complete change in thinking, and it will ...


Campus Food Security: An Approach Toward Co-Creating Change, Tassandra Rios-Scelso 2018 SIT Graduate Institute

Campus Food Security: An Approach Toward Co-Creating Change, Tassandra Rios-Scelso

Capstone Collection

Campus food insecurity is a growing problem within institutions of higher education in the United States and reflects a critical question of what educational access, equity, and student success means for today’s students. There are several campus-wide efforts at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst to address this challenge, including the Campus Food Security Project where the reflective practitioner serves as the Food Insecurity Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA with the Dean of Students Office. This Training Course Linked Capstone (CLC) serves as a reflective analysis of the reflective practitioner’s efforts to integrate her own educational journey, learning from SIT ...


News From The Graduate School - Education, Otterbein University 2018 Otterbein University

News From The Graduate School - Education, Otterbein University

Graduate School

Newsletter that provides updates from the Graduate School and the Education Graduate Program.


News From The Graduate School - Educational Mathematics, Otterbein University 2018 Otterbein University

News From The Graduate School - Educational Mathematics, Otterbein University

Graduate School

Newsletter that provides updates from the Graduate School and the Educational Mathematics Graduate Program.


Preserving Catholic Identity In Catholic Secondary Schools And The Impact On Catholic Identity By Non-Catholic And International Students, Stephen Frederick Baccari 2018 University of San Francisco

Preserving Catholic Identity In Catholic Secondary Schools And The Impact On Catholic Identity By Non-Catholic And International Students, Stephen Frederick Baccari

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of Catholic education has always been to educate students on the mission of the Catholic Church which is evangelization. This study examined the prospect of preserving Catholic identity in Catholic secondary schools that enroll non-Catholic and international students. Research revealed there was limited material available on non-Catholic students, but there was no study conducted on international students. It is precisely because there is no research on the experiences of international students in Catholic secondary schools that this study directs its attention. Specifically, the focus of research is directed on Catholic identity: what Catholic identity is; how one instills ...


Influences Of Tenure Among Church Of God Of Prophecy Pastors, Florida District, Romeika Ferguson-Adderley 2018 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Influences Of Tenure Among Church Of God Of Prophecy Pastors, Florida District, Romeika Ferguson-Adderley

College of Education

The factors that influence pastoral tenure are varied and complex, especially as men and women serve congregations with growing diversities and needs. However, in the past 30 years, the research on pastoral tenure typically examined congregations that were Protestant in organizational belief and structure. Little research on pastoral tenure among Pentecostal churches could be found in the current body of literature. The purpose of this quantitative, non-experimental study was to investigate the factors that influence pastoral tenure within three regional/subcultural areas of the state of Florida for the Pentecostal denomination of the Church of God of Prophecy (COGOP). All ...


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