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Promoting Community Through Caring Leadership: An Action Research Project, Hazel Claros 2018 University of San Diego

Promoting Community Through Caring Leadership: An Action Research Project, Hazel Claros

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The overall purpose of this study was to increase collaboration across USD’s decentralized graduate admission departments through the approach of caring leadership (Uusiautti, 2013). The study was guided by the overarching question: How can I use caring leadership (Uusiautti, 2013) within academic affairs to encourage effective collaboration and understanding and foster a sense of community across departments? It was also guided by the sub-questions: Does gender impact the practices of collaboration and exchange of ideas within decentralized admission offices? If so, how does the current culture and structure of USD’s graduate admission offices aid/impede the practice of ...


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University 2018 Georgia Southern University

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

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Commencement Speech 2018, Tom Nealon, Tom Nealon 2018 University of Dallas

Commencement Speech 2018, Tom Nealon, Tom Nealon

Commencement

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Gender Norms Influence On Student’S Career Goals And Outcomes, Meagan Trudeau 2018 University of San Diego

Gender Norms Influence On Student’S Career Goals And Outcomes, Meagan Trudeau

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The purpose of this research is to examine women’s understanding of gender norms in relationship to their studies and career aspirations at the University of San Diego (USD). This research provided students with a better understanding of the social constructs that exist in the classroom and workforce, specifically in business related industries. Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycles is the method I used to analyze my professional development as a career counselor and educational development as a researcher. Achieving this required the six participants to share stories in regards to their academic and professional experiences in a one-on-one interview. Participants ...


Fostering A Sense Of Belonging: The Asian American Student Experience, Linh Phuong Nguyen 2018 University of San Diego

Fostering A Sense Of Belonging: The Asian American Student Experience, Linh Phuong Nguyen

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The purpose of my research is twofold: to examine the ways that Asian American graduate students within the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) experience a sense of social belonging at the University of San Diego (USD) and to create a means through which their sense of social belonging may be enhanced. There were two cycles, consisting a total of three focus groups, which worked through the four phases of appreciative inquiry. Cultural themes, such as difficulty approaching authority figures, preference for ethnic subgroup identification, and experiences of marginalization by those from within the Asian American community, other people ...


Internationalization Of Higher Education In Turmoil, Patrick Arsenault 2018 University of Vermont

Internationalization Of Higher Education In Turmoil, Patrick Arsenault

The Vermont Connection

The goal of this piece is to provide an overview of the internationalization of the University of Missouri using historical artifacts from the institution’s archives. As a result of bringing together these artifacts, the author identifies three distinct internationalization stages that demonstrate where the institution is currently situated. The University of Missouri’s internationalization process has been slow and cumulative, like its peer institutions, until recently. However, the author argues that current events, including travel bans and uncertainty around immigration policies, have disrupted this pattern and created turmoil and uncertainty.


Developmental Mathematics: A Quantitative Investigation Of Instructor Classification As Related To Student Success, Brittany A. Fish 2018 Stephen F Austin State University

Developmental Mathematics: A Quantitative Investigation Of Instructor Classification As Related To Student Success, Brittany A. Fish

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine what type of predictive power exists between an instructor’s employment classification, student gender, student race, and first-generation status on a student’s academic success in developmental mathematics, as measured by final semester grades at a regionally comprehensive state university in Texas between fall 2013 and spring 2017. Data were collected from the institution under study and the sample population included 1932 unique student observations. The data collected in this study were analyzed through a binary logistic regression model to determine whether an instructor’s employment classification, student gender, student race ...


Building Belonging: The Impact Of Physical Space On Student Sense Of Belonging In Student Leadership, Involvement, And Changemaking At The University Of San Diego, Madeline Kreig 2018 University of San Diego

Building Belonging: The Impact Of Physical Space On Student Sense Of Belonging In Student Leadership, Involvement, And Changemaking At The University Of San Diego, Madeline Kreig

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The purpose of this research is to understand how the structure of the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Changemaking (SLIC) space influences students’ sense of belonging. This study uses Mills’ (2000) Dialectic Action Research Spiral in conjunction with surveys, interviews, and focus groups to explore the questions: How does the structure of the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Changemaking space influence undergraduate students’ sense of belonging? Also, how can I, as a student affairs practitioner, enhance students’ sense of belonging in the SLIC?

In the context of this study, sense of belonging refers to the extent that one feels accepted, respected, included ...


The Effect Of Motivation On Student Persistence In Online Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study Of How Adult Learners Experience Motivation In A Web-Based Distance Learning Environment, Kevin Lucey 2018 Duquesne University

The Effect Of Motivation On Student Persistence In Online Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study Of How Adult Learners Experience Motivation In A Web-Based Distance Learning Environment, Kevin Lucey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of motivation in the persistence of adults enrolled in online higher education. Since the 1990’s, online courses and programs have proliferated across higher education, with adults (ages 25 and over) currently making up the largest portion of online enrollments. Online courses, however, suffer from a higher rate of student attrition than their hybrid and face-to-face counterparts. Although it is difficult to attribute the high rate of attrition in online education to any one factor, research has identified a lack of motivation as a primary cause of student dropout. Likewise ...


A Theological Analysis Of Confessional-Centric Curriculum Of Christian Religious Education: Towards An Inclusive Religious Pluralistic Centered Curriculum For Nigeria Colleges Of Education, Ilesanmi Ajibola 2018 Duquesne University

A Theological Analysis Of Confessional-Centric Curriculum Of Christian Religious Education: Towards An Inclusive Religious Pluralistic Centered Curriculum For Nigeria Colleges Of Education, Ilesanmi Ajibola

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Desire to live in peace and unity despite the multi ethnic and multi religious composition of Nigeria, remain ideals that are constant in the nation’s Constitution. However, accruable benefits of a culturally and religiously pluralistic society have continued to elude Nigeria due to incessant religious violence arising from the mutual suspicion of Christians and Muslims in the country. Nevertheless, the nation’s National Policy on Education proposes the education sector as one of the platforms to inculcate a sense of unity and religious tolerance in the country. The policy considers the nation’s learning centers and religious courses offered ...


Marching Toward The Finish​, Juan Siliezar 2018 Roger Williams University

Marching Toward The Finish​, Juan Siliezar

Featured News Story

A quick look at the work master's of architecture students are presenting as part of their graduate thesis.


Understanding Hidden Diversity: The Third Culture Student Experience At Usd, Bianca Chau 2018 University of San Diego

Understanding Hidden Diversity: The Third Culture Student Experience At Usd, Bianca Chau

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The intention of this research was to expand the common notion of who international students are. This research uncovered the unique experiences of third culture students at the University of San Diego with the hopes of raising awareness of the existence of this group of students. The term third culture [student] was defined as an individual “who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside their parent’s culture” (Pollock, Van Reken, & Pollock, 2017, p.23). Third culture students have experienced a highly mobile life; a kind of lifestyle that is unique and unfamiliar to many USD students. Utilizing two cycles of Appreciative Inquiry, this research explored the questions ...


Martha And The Church, Micah A. Gerber 2018 Student

Martha And The Church, Micah A. Gerber

Supplemental Material

This paper discusses Martha McMillan's involvement in church activities during the months of May through July 1873.


Rwu School Of Continuing Studies Dean Receives Award From Alliance Of Ri Southeast Asians For Education, Public Affairs, Roger Williams University 2018 Roger Williams University

Rwu School Of Continuing Studies Dean Receives Award From Alliance Of Ri Southeast Asians For Education, Public Affairs, Roger Williams University

Featured News Story

Jamie E. Scurry earns Success Value Award.


Roger Williams University Forges New Partnership With R.I. Department Of Health, Edward Fitzpatrick 2018 Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University Forges New Partnership With R.I. Department Of Health, Edward Fitzpatrick

Featured News Story

As its public health program grows rapidly, RWU enters agreement aimed at improving health of Rhode Islanders through research, policy, training.


Ouachita Retirees Honored For More Than 200 Years Of Combined Service, Trennis Henderson, Ouachita News Bureau 2018 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Retirees Honored For More Than 200 Years Of Combined Service, Trennis Henderson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Six retiring faculty and staff members at Ouachita Baptist University, including four longtime faculty and staff who were honored with emeritus status, were recognized during a campus retirement reception held May 2 in Walker Conference Center.


Understanding Group Cohesion And Self-Advocacy In Student Leaders, Jordan DeSousa MA 2018 University of San Diego

Understanding Group Cohesion And Self-Advocacy In Student Leaders, Jordan Desousa Ma

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The purpose of this study is to understand what compels student leaders to advocate for others or for themselves in groups. The data will be gathered through surveys and personal reflections. The study will better our understanding of motivations for advocacy, and reveal empowerment strategies for self-advocacy.


Western News, May 10, 2018, Western Michigan University 2018 Western Michigan University

Western News, May 10, 2018, Western Michigan University

Western News (1972-present)

Story highlights: Wisconsin educator to lead HHS college; WMU preparing for switch to consolidated dispatch; Two geological research efforts garner rare national recognition; On Campus with Debbi Hands Kreps.


Rwu Celebrates Lgbtq+ Graduates In First Lavender Graduation, Juan Siliezar 2018 Roger Williams University

Rwu Celebrates Lgbtq+ Graduates In First Lavender Graduation, Juan Siliezar

Featured News Story

The event recognizes the strength, resilience and success of graduating seniors who are part of the growing LGBTQ+ community at RWU.


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University 2018 Georgia Southern University

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

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