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Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu Dec 2012

Women Of African Descent: Persistence In Completing A Doctorate, Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

Vannetta L. Bailey-Iddrisu

This study examines the educational persistence of women of African descent (WOAD) in pursuit of a doctorate degree at universities in the southeastern United States. WOAD are women of African ancestry born outside the African continent. These women are heirs to an inner dogged determination and spirit to survive despite all odds (Pulliam, 2003, p. 337).This study used Ellis’s (1997) Three Stages for Graduate Student Development as the conceptual framework to examine the persistent strategies used by these women to persist to the completion of their studies.


The Future Of Higher Education Preparation Programs: Implications For Policy And Practice, Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2012

The Future Of Higher Education Preparation Programs: Implications For Policy And Practice, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Half of the sitting university presidents in the United States are over the age of 60 (American Council of Education, 2012a). Thus, they are nearing the age of retirement. This poses a problem and makes the preparation of leaders to replace them of particular importance. Higher education administration programs have been an academic preparation ground for those aspiring to higher education leadership. In prior years, it was most common that higher education program graduates were offered lower- and middle-level management positions in colleges and universities. Similarly some of these graduates developed careers in government agencies dealing with higher education issues ...


Dr. Connie's 6 Keys To Becoming A Successful Learner, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Dr. Connie's 6 Keys To Becoming A Successful Learner, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

I have learned a great deal about students by teaching and advising learners at the University of Nebraska. The fact that I was working on my Ph.D. on a part-time basis while being employed full-time broadened my knowledge about how to be a successful learner. My professional and personal experiences in the world of higher education have enabled me develop some powerful insights on what it takes to be a successful learner. I would like to share my insights with as many people as possible, so here are Dr. Connie’s 6 Keys to Becoming a Successful Learner:


Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration, Sydney Freeman Jr., David Diramio Nov 2012

Elitism Or Pragmatism?Faculty Hiring At Top Graduate Programs In Higher Education Administration, Sydney Freeman Jr., David Diramio

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

This study is an examination of the hiring practices of top-ranked higher education administration graduate programs in the United States. A total of 39 program coordinators, department heads, and/or deans were asked using qualitative methods to address the phenomenon of faculty hiring, including why a majority of top-ranked programs preferred hiring faculty who have doctorates from other top programs. One of the findings indicates that top-programs indeed hire them for very practical reason as identified in the study. Findings from this study should inform the decision-making of higher education program coordinators, department heads, and deans as they conduct faculty ...


The Integrated Basic Education And Skills Training (I-Best) Program: Equiping All Adults For The Global Economy, Robert W. Fox, Mitchell R. Williams Nov 2012

The Integrated Basic Education And Skills Training (I-Best) Program: Equiping All Adults For The Global Economy, Robert W. Fox, Mitchell R. Williams

Robert Fox

Abstract In 2004, educational leaders in Washington State, recognizing the necessity of rapidly equipping adults with career skills, developed the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program to meet workforce needs. I-BEST is now operational in all 34 of the State’s community colleges. I-BEST is an instructional method which provides basic skills support to ABE and ESL students while they receive career training. I-BEST uniquely pairs a basic skills instructor with a vocational instructor in the classroom at the same time. Previous research on the I-BEST program has been positive, but it has ignored the pivotal role instructors ...


Talent Management In Education, Stuart M. Wasilowski Oct 2012

Talent Management In Education, Stuart M. Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs: A Presidential Perspective, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances K. Kochan Jun 2012

The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs: A Presidential Perspective, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances K. Kochan

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The accountability movement in higher education is gaining momentum in the United States

and around the world. In recent years, there has been growing pressure on higher education

institutions to demonstrate their value through various accountability measures, with a strong focus upon

the assessment of student progress and success. In the U.S., this pressure has come from

state and federal government , accrediting agencies, parents, and the general public. Additionally, the

changing environment within the teaching and learning process is impacting the manner in which students

will be assessed and the purposes of this assessment . Thus, there is a growing ...


Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal May 2012

Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

This article is in response to EvoLLLution's May Panel discussion entitled "Adult student retention: Why devote special resources to this group?" and focuses on the value that adult students add to higher education institutions.


"Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education", Sydney Freeman Jr. Apr 2012

"Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs : A Presidential Perspective", Sydney Freeman Jr. Apr 2012

The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs : A Presidential Perspective", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents’ Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances Kochan Mar 2012

Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents’ Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances Kochan

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The purpose of this study was to examine university presidents’ perceptions of their academic doctoral preparation program as it related to their preparation for the university presidency. Us-ing a mixed methods approach, thirteen presidents shared what knowledge and competencies they perceived as having learned while in their doctoral program. The areas of knowledge they be-lieved they developed were foundational knowledge, knowledge acquisition of context, and com-plex cognitive knowledge. The four competencies areas they believed they refined in their pro-grams were interpersonal development, personal attributes, management, and communications. They identified fund-raising as an area they were not well prepared for.

The ...


Farther Faster: Credential To Credit, Stuart Wasilowski Feb 2012

Farther Faster: Credential To Credit, Stuart Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

This report considers a number of issues related to retention and the associated issues related to persistence and degree completion among college students. The purpose of the report is to optimize existing SPCC policies that might impact retention, completion, and employability for students, families and communities long term. For the purpose of this report a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) survey was developed and administered to the North Carolina Community College System institutions. The PLA survey assessed to what extent prior learning assessment is used among the North Carolina Community College System institutions.

A recommendation is provided on a strategy to ...


The Arabic Language: A Sociolinguistic Study, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Arabic Language: A Sociolinguistic Study, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

It is very true that bilingualism boosts ones’ cognitive skills and increases ones’ executive system. A bilingual brain has the privileges to process languages and, sometimes, code switch unconsciously. Many bilingual speakers including ESL learners focus only on understanding and analyzing the target language, leaving behind understanding and embracing their own native language. The need to make a conscious sense of how we speak our native language, how others speak it, and how it is different or similar to other language varieties, is somehow misinterpreted. In other word, understanding ones’ mother tongue is vital for the progress of acquiring a ...


The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The ideology of Critical Language Awareness is an integral part of any successful language education system. This area of specialization has played an important role in the development of sociolinguistics study. CLA expands substantially over a wide range of factors including language acquisition and variety, as well as human identity factors. Before diving into critical language awareness studies and its wide practices, the definition of CLA, according to Fiarcough, includes “how language conventions and language practices are invested with power relations and ideological process which people are often unaware of” (205). That is, language is not only a mean of ...


Second Language Acquisition: Selected Topics, Ahlam Alfouaim Dec 2011

Second Language Acquisition: Selected Topics, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The article includes a brief discussion of the following topics: Who is better in learning a second language: Kids or Adults. The nature of mistakes in second language acquisition. The issue of Bilingualism.