Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 24 of 24

Full-Text Articles in Education

Learning To Lead: The College Experiences Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen Nov 2006

Learning To Lead: The College Experiences Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Although developing leadership is an important topic in the higher education today, the percentage of women found in high leadership positions remains quite low. In fact, little has been published about how high-level women leaders actually developed. This workshop will present the results of two qualitative research studies exploring how 10 women university presidents and 10 women governors became effective leaders, with a particular focus on influential events, individuals, activities, and opportunities during their undergraduate and graduate educational experiences.


White Paper: Developing A Comprehensive Sexual Assault Policy: Suggestions For Colleges And Universities Dr. John D. Foubert, Llc, John D. Foubert Oct 2006

White Paper: Developing A Comprehensive Sexual Assault Policy: Suggestions For Colleges And Universities Dr. John D. Foubert, Llc, John D. Foubert

John D. Foubert

The following recommendations are offered as a starting point for a discussion at your college or university as you examine your sexual assault policy and procedures. Each recommendation is detailed separately in this report along with suggested policy wording and where appropriate, a rationale for its inclusion. The present list is provided to offer the reader a general overview of the content of this discussion draft.


La Estructura Del Sistema De Educación Superior Como Factor De Acceso Y Equidad, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Juan J. Sevilla-García Sep 2006

La Estructura Del Sistema De Educación Superior Como Factor De Acceso Y Equidad, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Juan J. Sevilla-García

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Este trabajo señala que los retos de aumentar la cobertura y equidad de la educación superior deben ser vistos a nivel sistémico y no como la cruzada particular de una o unas cuantas instituciones. Se enfatiza, asimismo, la necesidad de promover la diversidad institucional como una estrategia para aumentar la cobertura y equidad del sistema de educación superior. Por último, se subraya la necesidad de fortalecer el financiamiento de las instituciones de educación superior mediante un esquema que acepte que contar con una educación superior diferenciada y de calidad demanda no escatimar recursos financieros dentro del contexto de las posibilidades ...


Leadership In Higher Education: Do You Have The Interest, Skills, And Commitment? (Professional Development Workshop), Susan R. Madsen Jul 2006

Leadership In Higher Education: Do You Have The Interest, Skills, And Commitment? (Professional Development Workshop), Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

This insightful and innovative two-part workshop will 1) explore the current issues affecting leadership in higher education and 2) provide participants with an opportunity to engage in self-analysis and personal reflection. "Leadership" will be broadly framed as leading from a formal position (e.g., president, VP, dean, associate dean, department chair, or committee chair) as well as influencing without an official title or formal authority; therefore, all conference attendees interested in influencing change at any level in higher education would benefit. The first 50-minute workshop segment will begin with participants completing a short questionnaire about their perceptions of the most ...


Developing Leadership: Exploring The Childhoods Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen Jul 2006

Developing Leadership: Exploring The Childhoods Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Researchers argue that much of who we are is developed during childhood. Childhood relationships and developmental activities, opportunities, and experiences (including hardships) come together to create each human being. Yet, little exploratory research has been conducted regarding the childhood experiences, activities, personalities, and perceptions of successful leaders. In-depth, qualitative interviews with ten women university presidents were conducted to investigate perceptions and experiences related to the lifetime development of leadership skills, abilities, and competencies. The lived experiences of these women were investigated using the phenomenological research methodology so that “voices” could be heard and unique insights examined. This paper explores a ...


Faculty Ethics: Issues, Challenges, And Solutions (Professional Development Workshop), Susan R. Madsen Jul 2006

Faculty Ethics: Issues, Challenges, And Solutions (Professional Development Workshop), Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

The Faculty Ethics event is a three-part workshop that will provide faculty, administrators, and doctoral students the forum to discuss current issues and challenges related to the ethical decision-making and behavior of faculty members within the higher educational arena. First, the facilitators will briefly outline some of the current issues, trends and supporting literature in this area (20 minutes). Areas of discussion may include work ethic, plagiarism, misrepresentation, authorship issues, grading, teaching effort, selection of service assignments, reporting contributions, evaluation, research standards/ethics, and such. Second, participants will be asked to help the list of narrow ethics issues to the ...


Leadership Training Develops University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull Jun 2006

Leadership Training Develops University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull

Susan R. Madsen

Although developing leadership is often acknowledged as an important topic in higher education today, the percentage of women found in high leadership positions still remains quite low. Since the 1970s significant efforts have been made to increase women's participation in higher education administration, with some progress, according to Glazer-Raymo (1999). Today more women are interested in leadership. Yet the leadership gap continues and opportunities for in-depth development are still not widely available for many women. Little has been published about how high-level women leaders actually developed the leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully lead. In addition, according ...


Women University Presidents: Career Paths And Educational Backgrounds, Susan R. Madsen Apr 2006

Women University Presidents: Career Paths And Educational Backgrounds, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of this paper is to report findings related to the lived experiences of women university presidents’ in developing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for successful leadership in higher education. More specifically, this report focuses on their educational backgrounds and career paths. Using qualitative in-depth interviews (phenomenological research methodology), ten women university presidents were interviewed for two to three hours each. Interviews were audio taped and transcribed, and theme generation techniques used. Although there were some similarities among the women in terms of educational backgrounds and employment positions, the data show that presidents can emerge from a ...


Learning To Lead In Higher Education: Insights Into The Family Backgrounds Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen Jan 2006

Learning To Lead In Higher Education: Insights Into The Family Backgrounds Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Qualitative methods were used to explore the backgrounds, experiences, and perceptions of ten women U.S. university presidents on becoming leaders. Using the phenomenological research methodology, the presidents were interviewed about their lived experiences of developing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for successful leadership in higher education. This paper reports the portion of the results specifically related to insights into the family backgrounds and influences of these women.


Transformation Education Live! Podcast, Kathleen King Dec 2005

Transformation Education Live! Podcast, Kathleen King

Kathleen P King

Dr. Kathy King and Paige Eissigner lead vibrant conversations in “not-to-be-missed” podcasts modeling blends of technologies. True to form this technology provides the opportunity for participants to call in via any type of telephone and collaboration is real-time… This podcast is recorded as a web-based talk show open to all via phone call number. Transformation Education Live! is sponsored, produced and copyrighted by Transformation Education LLC. Posted in USF BePress with permission. (C) Transformation Education LLC, 2007


Continuing The Mission Of St. Vincent De Paul: Insights On Vincentian Leadership Practices At Depaul University, Marco Tavanti Dec 2005

Continuing The Mission Of St. Vincent De Paul: Insights On Vincentian Leadership Practices At Depaul University, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

The mission of St. Vincent de Paul was one that was absolutely clear and absolutely simple. His mission was to serve. His mission was to provide service that empowered. His mission was to provide service that liberated. That service was provided to human beings, to people whom he recognized as being his brothers and sisters. He also provided to communities because communities are made up of human beings and you can’t liberate human beings, you can’t empower human beings, without empowering and liberating the communities they are a part of. And so DePaul University continues that mission of ...


My First D.A.S.U.M.: A Perspective On The Directors Of Admissions At State Universities In Michigan, Christopher W. Tremblay, Ed.D Dec 2005

My First D.A.S.U.M.: A Perspective On The Directors Of Admissions At State Universities In Michigan, Christopher W. Tremblay, Ed.D

Christopher W Tremblay, Ed.D

No abstract provided.


A Phenomenological Interpretation Of John Dewey's View On Education, Wasim Qazi Dr., Khalid Rawat Dec 2005

A Phenomenological Interpretation Of John Dewey's View On Education, Wasim Qazi Dr., Khalid Rawat

Wasim Qazi

Education in our times is promoting nihilism. The reason for this conclusion is that modern education is largely knowledge based and asks the learner to learn ideas that have nothing in common with the reality of the learner. Knowledge, on the other hand, does not enjoy absolute value, and, to say that a person who has more knowledge is more valuable is wrong. John Dewey’s criticism on traditional education is equally valid for modern education, for modern education is not performing its functions properly. The function of education is to establish a strong relationship between learner and Being. However ...


An Exploration Of Fraternity Culture: Implications For Programs To Address Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault., John D. Foubert, Dallas Garner, Peter J. Thaxter Dec 2005

An Exploration Of Fraternity Culture: Implications For Programs To Address Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault., John D. Foubert, Dallas Garner, Peter J. Thaxter

John D. Foubert

Focus groups with fraternity men were conducted to assess the aspects of fraternity culture that intersect with alcohol related sexual assault.


Teach Me, But Don't Disagree With Me, Jodi Fisler, John D. Foubert Dec 2005

Teach Me, But Don't Disagree With Me, Jodi Fisler, John D. Foubert

John D. Foubert

The intersections between civil discourse, cognitive development, student learning, and ideological bias are discussed in the context of the college campus.


Effects Of Two Versions Of An Empathy-Based Rape Prevention Program On Fraternity Men’S Rape Survivor Empathy, Rape Myth Acceptance, Likelihood Of Raping, And Likelihood Of Committing Sexual Assault., John D. Foubert, J. T. Newberry Dec 2005

Effects Of Two Versions Of An Empathy-Based Rape Prevention Program On Fraternity Men’S Rape Survivor Empathy, Rape Myth Acceptance, Likelihood Of Raping, And Likelihood Of Committing Sexual Assault., John D. Foubert, J. T. Newberry

John D. Foubert

Fraternity men (N = 261) at a small to midsized public university saw one of two versions of a rape prevention program or were in a control group. Program participants reported significant increases in empathy toward rape survivors and significant declines in rape myth acceptance, likelihood of raping, and likelihood of committing sexual assault. Program participants’ scores significantly differed from an untreated control group in several areas. Implications for describing a male-on-male rape to increase men’s empathy toward female survivors and other related attitudes are discussed.


Guiding Principles For University Crisis Management In The Age Of Elevated Terrorist Threats., John D. Foubert, Dallas N. Garner, Catherine Golden, Kara Miller Dec 2005

Guiding Principles For University Crisis Management In The Age Of Elevated Terrorist Threats., John D. Foubert, Dallas N. Garner, Catherine Golden, Kara Miller

John D. Foubert

In light of post 9/11/01 realities, we studied the need for retooling crisis management plans on college campuses. A review of the literature, expert interviews, and document analysis yielded several promising practices to be included in recommended guidelines for crisis management plans.


Striving For Success: A Qualitative Exploration Of Competing Theories Of High-Achieving Black College Students’ Academic Motivation, Kimberly A. Griffin Dec 2005

Striving For Success: A Qualitative Exploration Of Competing Theories Of High-Achieving Black College Students’ Academic Motivation, Kimberly A. Griffin

Kimberly A. Griffin

No abstract provided.


University Of South Florida: The First Fifty Years, 1956-2006, Mark I. Greenberg Dec 2005

University Of South Florida: The First Fifty Years, 1956-2006, Mark I. Greenberg

Mark I. Greenberg

No abstract provided.


The Voice Of Reason: A Qualitative Examination Of Black Student Perceptions Of Their Black Culture Center, Lori Patton Davis Dec 2005

The Voice Of Reason: A Qualitative Examination Of Black Student Perceptions Of Their Black Culture Center, Lori Patton Davis

Lori Patton Davis

Black Culture Centers (BCCs) represent safe and welcoming spaces for Black students at predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Resulting from the Black Student Movement of the 1960s, BCCs have become institutional mainstays that provide services and programs to the entire campus community. This study examined Black students' perceptions of the Institute of Black Culture at the University of Florida. The discussion and implications provide an in-depth understanding of the historical, current and future role, and mission of BCCs, as well as insights on the importance of BCCs as PWIs strive to better serve the needs of Black students.


Campus-Based Retention Initiatives: Does The Emperor Have Clothes, Lori Patton Davis, Carla Morelon, Dawn Whitehead, Don Hossler Dec 2005

Campus-Based Retention Initiatives: Does The Emperor Have Clothes, Lori Patton Davis, Carla Morelon, Dawn Whitehead, Don Hossler

Lori Patton Davis

No abstract provided.


Black Culture Centers: Still Central To Student Learning, Lori Patton Davis Dec 2005

Black Culture Centers: Still Central To Student Learning, Lori Patton Davis

Lori Patton Davis

Are support and resource centers that serve students from single cultures still relevant after thirty years and in light of widespread interest in multiculturalism? Lori Patton argues that, at least in the case of black culture centers, these spaces continue to matter a great deal to students.


La Disputa Por El Campus: Poder, Política Y Autonomía En La Unam, Imanol Ordorika Dec 2005

La Disputa Por El Campus: Poder, Política Y Autonomía En La Unam, Imanol Ordorika

Imanol Ordorika

No abstract provided.


Harnessing Innovative Technologies In Higher Education, Kathleen P. King, Joan K. Griggs Dec 2005

Harnessing Innovative Technologies In Higher Education, Kathleen P. King, Joan K. Griggs

Kathleen P King

This publication is an attempt to capture the evolution of distributed higher education over the last decade by tracing the applications of new technologies funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). As FIPSE surveyed the current state of distance/distributed education, there existed an opportunity to help post econdary education make the transition to this new generation of distance education made possible by the explosive growth of the Internet and other new technologies. These technologies created the potential for students to access learning that was interactive, customized, and self-paced; to more easily merge lifelong learning with ...