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

Education Commons

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

Articles 1 - 6 of 6

Full-Text Articles in Education

Feedback: The Foundation Of Kind Leadership, Rebecca L. Koltz, Melissa Odegard Apr 2020

Feedback: The Foundation Of Kind Leadership, Rebecca L. Koltz, Melissa Odegard

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Brene Brown states that “Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” To give clear and direct feedback requires brave academic leaders who understand that feedback is critical to leadership success. This presentation will use a feedback model – Johari’s Window (Luft & Ingham, 1955), as a backdrop for understanding how to give productive feedback in higher education.


Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons Nov 2017

Roundtable – Teaching Human Rights: Challenges And Best Practices, Shayna Plaut, Kristi Kenyon, Joel Pruce, William Simmons

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

Over the past 20 years, courses addressing human rights have grown dramatically at both the undergraduate and graduate levels worldwide. Many of these courses are housed in specific disciplines, focus on specific issues, and require practical experience in the form of internships/practicums. Amid this growth there is a need to reflect on teaching human rights including the challenges, fears, and best practices.

Recognizing that education takes place inside and outside a classroom, this roundtable brings together scholars teaching human rights in a variety of settings to examine the current state of university human rights education. This includes a discussion ...


The Four Quadrants Of Administrative Effectiveness, Rob Jenkins Mar 2017

The Four Quadrants Of Administrative Effectiveness, Rob Jenkins

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Administrative effectiveness can be charted on X and Y axes, with X representing responsibility and Y representing control. The best administrators tend to fall in the “High Responsibility / Low Control” quadrant. The session includes an assessment that allows administrators to chart themselves and see which quadrant they typically inhabit.


Career Transition To Non-Tenure-Line Faculty: Midlife Women’S Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom Jan 2017

Career Transition To Non-Tenure-Line Faculty: Midlife Women’S Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom

Adult Education Research Conference

Numbers of new faculty with prior careers, women faculty, and non-tenure-line faculty are increasing. This study investigated the career transitions and strategies of women midlife career changers to non-tenure-line faculty.


“Creating What I Think I Should Be Doing”: Contradictions And Learning Of College Job Changers, Joann S. Olson, Junghwan Kim Jan 2017

“Creating What I Think I Should Be Doing”: Contradictions And Learning Of College Job Changers, Joann S. Olson, Junghwan Kim

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable, and the study it is based on, outlines how non-faculty staff at a small college described their own workplace learning after a “significant” job change (as defined by the participant).


A Case Study Of Choices Of The Host University And Decisions To Stay Or Leave The U.S. Upon Graduation Of Chinese Adult And Traditional Students, Xi Lin, Hong Shi, Mingyu Huang Jan 2016

A Case Study Of Choices Of The Host University And Decisions To Stay Or Leave The U.S. Upon Graduation Of Chinese Adult And Traditional Students, Xi Lin, Hong Shi, Mingyu Huang

Adult Education Research Conference

Chinese students are the largest group among all the international students. Many factors motivate them to study in the U.S. and their decision to stay or leave the U.S. after graduation. However, limited research investigates these aspects by differentiating students into non-traditional students and traditional student groups. As a result, this study conducted individual interviews to examine: 1) factors that influence Chinese students’ (non-traditional students vs. traditional students) choices of the host college or university in the U.S.; and 2) their decisions to stay or leave the U.S. after graduation. Eleven Chinese students participated in this ...