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Educational Technology Portfolio, Kendal Ausborn Jan 2019

Educational Technology Portfolio, Kendal Ausborn

Creative Components

An educational technology portfolio was completed as a creative component project to meet the requirement for the educational technology masters program in the School of Education at Iowa State University. Artifacts included in this portfolio were aligned to the program’s standards of: 1) technology planning and integration, 2) Digital citizenship, 3) Research and assessment, and 4) visionary leadership. A social studies lesson modeling the TPACK model was used for technology planning and integration. A digital infographic created using SMORE was submitted for the digital citizenship artifact. The research and assessment artifact was an action research that was conducted over ...


Educational Technology Portfolio, Leslie Drilling Jan 2019

Educational Technology Portfolio, Leslie Drilling

Creative Components

An educational technology portfolio was completed as a creative component project to meet the requirement for the educational technology masters program in the School of Education at Iowa State University. Artifacts included in this portfolio were aligned to the program’s standards of: 1) Technology planning and integration, 2) Digital citizenship, 3) Research and assessment, and 4) Visionary leadership. To show competency on standard one technology, planning, and integration, I created an online nonfiction unit with Canvas for a fifth-grade literacy class to create a blended learning environment for students to engage in nonfiction reading outside of the traditional classroom ...


Educational Technology Portfolio, Megan Algreen Jan 2019

Educational Technology Portfolio, Megan Algreen

Creative Components

An educational technology portfolio was completed as a creative component project to meet the requirement for the educational technology masters program in the School of Education at Iowa State University. Artifacts included in this portfolio were aligned to the program’s standards of: 1) Technology Planning and Integration, 2) Digital Citizenship, 3) Research and Assessment, and 4) Visionary Leadership. The first standard, technology planning and integration, highlights how I plan, design, and implement effective technology supported learning environments and experiences. Standard two, digital citizenship, shows how I understand the social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology ...


Education Technology Portfolio, (Mary) Tess Dwyer Jan 2019

Education Technology Portfolio, (Mary) Tess Dwyer

Creative Components

An educational technology portfolio was completed as a creative component project to meet the requirement for the Educational Technology Masters program in the School of Education at Iowa State University. Artifacts included in this portfolio were aligned to the program’s standards of: 1) Technology Planning and Integration, 2) Digital Citizenship, 3) Research and Assessment, and 4) Visionary Leadership. To meet standard 1 a lesson plan using the app Flipgrid was submitted to show how the understanding of the TPACK Model guided technology planning and integration in a first grade classroom. The artifact aligned with Standard 2 was a Twitter ...


Deirdre Bachar: Creative Component, Deirdre Bachar Jan 2018

Deirdre Bachar: Creative Component, Deirdre Bachar

Creative Components

Abstract

This Creative Component Portfolio reflects the knowledge and skills about literacy and literacy leadership I have gained as a result of completing the Master of Education Program with an emphasis in literacy. The International Literacy Association’s Standards for Reading Professionals guided my selection of artifacts and reflections. The six standards encompass foundational knowledge, curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation, diversity, literacy and leadership. The artifacts and reflections show knowledge and implementation of these standards in my profession. Each artifact is a project or assignment of completed classwork in the master’s program. These projects were created and implemented in ...


The Influence Of Professional Development And Culture On Data-Driven Decision Making Participation Among Senior And Non-Senior Community College Leadership., Matthew J. Schmit Jan 2017

The Influence Of Professional Development And Culture On Data-Driven Decision Making Participation Among Senior And Non-Senior Community College Leadership., Matthew J. Schmit

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While data collection has increased at all levels of education in recent years, this is only part of the equation for institutions to make quality data-driven decisions. Advocates for data-driven decision-making (DDDM) typically assume that the primary resource needed to use data effectively to inform practice is access to data. While it is understood that access to data is critical for data analysis to take place, a countervailing assumption is that everyone in a school system already has the requisite knowledge and skill sets to analyze the data and take action based on the findings (Nunnaly, 2013). The National Research ...


Positive Youth Development Programs Build Civically Engaged Leaders, Brenda S. Allen Jan 2017

Positive Youth Development Programs Build Civically Engaged Leaders, Brenda S. Allen

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Youth participation in meaningful and purposive civic organizations and activities not only impacts the participants’ development, but also influences their involvement in their communities both today and in the future. The combination of the two studies included in this dissertation examine just that. Both studies were conducted utilizing original research by the author utilizing the frameworks of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and experiential learning. The first study is a program evaluation of the Iowa State 4-H Council, assessing the participants’ outcomes in the common measure Life Skill constructs critical to the development of civically engaged individuals, including: citizenship, communication, leadership ...


The “Affirmative Action Hire”: Leading Inclusively In Diverse Religious Communities, Joanne M. Marshall, Tyson E. J. Marsh Mar 2016

The “Affirmative Action Hire”: Leading Inclusively In Diverse Religious Communities, Joanne M. Marshall, Tyson E. J. Marsh

Education Publications

This case tells the story of a new principal who wants to lead inclusively by including people of all religious and non-religious beliefs. When she questions some of the existing practices in her school, she faces resistance from school members and from the community, who question her identity, her intentions, and her authority. The case is intended for use in leadership courses and highlights some dilemmas of inclusive leadership around religion, as well as those found in the intersectionality of religion, race, and gender.


Engineering Leadership: Important Themes Identified By Recruiters Of Entry-Level Engineers, Beth Lin Hartmann Jan 2016

Engineering Leadership: Important Themes Identified By Recruiters Of Entry-Level Engineers, Beth Lin Hartmann

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate leadership requirements from the standpoint of prospective employers for full-time, entry-level engineering positions and create a survey instrument to evaluate them. Using the sequential exploratory mixed methods approach, the researchers used emerging qualitative data to inform the development of the quantitative survey instrument.

The qualitative phase of this study sought to understand if industry needs for leadership for two engineering undergraduate populations are the same or different. An analysis was first performed on job postings in the engineering career services database of job postings at a large Midwestern university. The two engineering ...


Teaching About Sexual Orientation In An Educational Leadership Preparation Program, Frank Hernandez, Jonathon Mcphetres, Joanne M. Marshall Jan 2015

Teaching About Sexual Orientation In An Educational Leadership Preparation Program, Frank Hernandez, Jonathon Mcphetres, Joanne M. Marshall

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Issues of diversity and social justice are slowly making their way into educational leadership programs, though scholars have argued that social justice is a responsibility of aspiring school leaders and educators. However, issues directly related to sexual orientation have been treated lightly and we question why this is the case. Given the changing social climate and attitudes towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community, aspiring educational leaders should be prepared to address the issues in their schools. In this article, we provide an overview of some topics that may be addressed in an educational leadership preparation program ...


Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership: Motivational Aspects Of Job Selection And Job Satisfaction, Susan W. Arendt, Linnette J. Dodson Oct 2014

Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership: Motivational Aspects Of Job Selection And Job Satisfaction, Susan W. Arendt, Linnette J. Dodson

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Purpose/Objectives This study examined motivational aspects related to selecting school nutrition leadership as a career by registered dietitians (RDs). Motivational aspects were defined as valued characteristics which influence individuals’ desires for specific work environments. Aspects of job satisfaction were also explored. Methods An online questionnaire was distributed to all active members (n = 219) of the School Nutrition Services Dietetics Practice Group (SNSDPG) in the Southeast Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) US Department of Agriculture (USDA) region as well as state agency directors (n = 8). Questionnaires collected information on motivational aspects influencing RD selection of school nutrition as a career ...


Trans*Forming Authentic Leadership: A Conceptual Framework, T.J. Jourian Jan 2014

Trans*Forming Authentic Leadership: A Conceptual Framework, T.J. Jourian

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This conceptual framework examines how the evolving literature on authentic leadership and development can be problematized and further clarified by looking at the identity development of trans* and genderqueer students. It begins by examining the components and factors of authentic leadership, and its strengths and weaknesses. As a newly emerging leadership model, and one that is gaining attention within the fields of leadership and higher education, there are opportunities to refine and bolster it to make it applicable and useful for the leadership development of a diversity of student populations from the onset. With that in mind, this paper considers ...


Path To Power: A Narrative Inquiry Of The Life Journeys Of Elca College Presidents At Selected Institutions, Wesley Harris Brooks Jan 2014

Path To Power: A Narrative Inquiry Of The Life Journeys Of Elca College Presidents At Selected Institutions, Wesley Harris Brooks

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study focused on the life journeys of four ELCA college presidents. Specifically, it examined how life journeys informed their ascendency to the presidency. In this study, life journeys are defined as "the professional and personal happenings the participants experienced during their professional years prior to earning an ELCA presidency." Life journeys include career paths, impactful professional experiences, personal relationships, the formation of self-identity, and other meaningful transitions as identified by the participants.

Numerous studies exist about the career paths of higher education administrators (Amey & VanDerLinden, 2002; Birnbaum & Umbach, 2001; Brown, 2000; Campbell, Mueller, & Souza, 2010; Jackson & Harris, 2005; Song & Hartley, 2012; Munoz, 2006; Green, 1983). College president transitions ...


Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership And Dietetic Students' Consideration Of School Nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson Jan 2014

Registered Dietitians In School Nutrition Leadership And Dietetic Students' Consideration Of School Nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

School nutrition programs provide meals and snacks to nutritionally support students in their academic achievement. The importance of qualified leadership to maintain standards and provide quality these meals and snacks is important. Limited research has examined the benefits of registered dietitians providing school nutrition leadership. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the motivational aspects and job responsibilities influencing registered dietitians' (RD) and senior dietetic students' decision to pursue school nutrition leadership positions.

The Southeast Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) region was the focus of the research. Web-based questionnaires were ...


Cracking The Glass Ceiling: A Phenomenological Study Of Women Administrators In Higher Education, Lori J. Jarmon Jan 2014

Cracking The Glass Ceiling: A Phenomenological Study Of Women Administrators In Higher Education, Lori J. Jarmon

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Women administrators in higher education, despite their significant numbers, have been of little concern to researchers. While legislative policies have helped women in higher education, despite these initiatives women in higher education still experience large disparities in salary, promotion and prestige. These indivisible barriers, that often keeps women down are referred to as the glass ceiling and was the focus of this study.

The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to describe the glass ceiling as perceived by women as senior level administrators in higher education in the Midwest. This study also sought to understand the characteristics of women ...


Exploring The Leadership Identity Development Of Students Of Color At A Selective Liberal Arts College, Cameron Carl Beatty Jan 2014

Exploring The Leadership Identity Development Of Students Of Color At A Selective Liberal Arts College, Cameron Carl Beatty

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Students of color negotiate their own sense of what it means to be a person of color in the face of racial/ethnic stereotypes. This study aims to explore students of color's identity as student leaders and further understand what role race plays in these students' perceptions of race and leadership development. There has been a limited research on students of color, specifically regarding the experiences of these students who attend highly selective liberal arts colleges. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore and understand how students of color who are considered relational leaders navigate the highly ...


Defining Moments Of Women Acuho-I Presidents, Lyn Redington Jan 2013

Defining Moments Of Women Acuho-I Presidents, Lyn Redington

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

The time has come to tell the stories of women who have served as president of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). This qualitative study focused on three of the eleven women who were elected to this prestigious position. While there is a plethora of research about women in leadership positions, including those in academics, there is a paucity of information about women who have served as president of this specific association. This research includes stories of these women and provides information about their family backgrounds, career paths, personal and professional mentors, and defining moments they ...


Latina/O Leadership: Transforming Community Colleges, Ignacio Hernandez Jr Jan 2013

Latina/O Leadership: Transforming Community Colleges, Ignacio Hernandez Jr

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The historic mission of community colleges has focused on serving the need of their local communities. From vocational training, lifelong learning courses, to the postsecondary transfer pathway; the scope of community college has remained expansive since their founding as extensions of local secondary schools. Today's community colleges enroll the largest proportion of Latina/o students than any institutional type in higher education, yet the leadership composition of these schools does not reflect the students who enroll. The purpose of this study was to use Bordas' (2001) Latina/o Leadership Model to make sense of Latina/o community college leaders ...


A Phenomenological Study Of Life-Changing Adult Learning In A Two-Course Leadership Development Series, Scott N. Paja Jan 2013

A Phenomenological Study Of Life-Changing Adult Learning In A Two-Course Leadership Development Series, Scott N. Paja

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study explored perceptions of graduate students who experienced their learning as life-changing in a two-course leadership development series. Using a phenomenological methodology, participants were former students who declared in an unprompted manner to the faculty leader, either during engagement in the series or after completing the course, that their learning was life-changing. These transformed individuals were also asked at the time they were solicited to participate whether they upheld the experience as life-changing. Only those individuals who continued to view the two-course series as transformational were interviewed for this study because the purpose was twofold: (1) to learn ...


“I Would Not Consider Myself A Homophobe”: Learning And Teaching About Sexual Orientation In A Principal Preparation Program, Joanne Marshall, Frank Hernandez Oct 2012

“I Would Not Consider Myself A Homophobe”: Learning And Teaching About Sexual Orientation In A Principal Preparation Program, Joanne Marshall, Frank Hernandez

Education Publications

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the written reflections of aspiring principals in two principal-preparation courses where social justice is at the core of the content and which address sexual orientation as part of the responsibility of a social justice leader. Data Collection: Two instructors in a leadership-preparation program incorporated reflection assignments into their respective social-justice-related courses. One course was offered at the beginning of the program; the other offered at the end. Aspiring principals from two different cohorts of students participated in the study. The students’ reflections were coded to identify themes and patterns that were ...


Habits-Of-Mind And Practices Of High-Functioning Public Baccalaureate And Comprehensive Universities, Steven Manchester Carignan Jan 2012

Habits-Of-Mind And Practices Of High-Functioning Public Baccalaureate And Comprehensive Universities, Steven Manchester Carignan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

This study provides better understanding of the practices and habits of thought of two high-functioning public institutions. Both schools, New England College and Midwest State University have received consistently high rankings from commercial ratings publications like U.S. News and World Report, and consistently high and often improving scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Both schools studied had consistent success despite the economic challenge of their baccalaureate focus and the rapidly changing higher education marketplace.

Both Midwest State University and New England College underwent significant change in mission and culture. Despite the disruption inherent in a ...


Mentoring Influence On Socially Responsible Leadership Capacity Based On Institutional Carnegie Classification, Michael Carl Gleason Jan 2012

Mentoring Influence On Socially Responsible Leadership Capacity Based On Institutional Carnegie Classification, Michael Carl Gleason

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Higher education institutions are being called to provide leaders capable of operating in increasingly complex environments (Astin & Astin, 2000; Daloz Parks, 2005; Longo & Gibson, 2011; Rost & Barker, 2000). As immersion into these complex environments has been found to assist students in developing leadership capacities, mentoring is needed to help support students during these immersion experiences. Researchers have explored how mentoring influences leadership development (Campbell, Smith, Dugan & Komives, in press; Collins-Shapiro, 2006; Gleason, 2009; Jabaji, Slife, Komives, & Dugan, 2008), but it is valuable to study mentoring effects within different institution types based on Carnegie Classification, as different environments have different influences on student effects and outcomes. There currently exists a lack of literature in this area.

This post-positivist, quantitative study utilized a secondary data set, the 2009 Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (National Center for Leadership Programs, 2011) to understand how mentoring and leadership development compare among institutions of different Carnegie Classifications. Respondents in this data set attended 101 institutions in the United States that had responded to an open call in the summer of 2008. A subsample of 57,713 of the original 115,632 cases contained responses related to mentoring for this study. The Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership utilized the Socially Responsible Leadership Scale as its primary scale, which was developed by Tyree (1998) and measures the core values of the Social Change Model.

Seven research questions provided the foundation of the study, which was operationalized in Astin's (1993) Input-Environment-Output (I-E-O) Model. Variables in the study were analyzed utilizing descriptive statistics; inferential statistics, such as analysis of variance (ANOVA); and multiple sequential hierarchical regression analyses. The findings of this study provide insightful information for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. Understanding how mentoring influences leadership development in different institution types can help improve practice and provide insight for additional research.


Leadership In Action: Student Leadership Development In An Event Management Course, Sara B. Marcketti, Susan W. Arendt, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2011

Leadership In Action: Student Leadership Development In An Event Management Course, Sara B. Marcketti, Susan W. Arendt, Mack C. Shelley

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The purpose of this paper was to examine the leadership practice scores and leadership behaviors of students before and after an event management course. A mixed methods approach was utilized. The Student- Leadership Practice Inventory (S-LPI) was administered to a sample of 184 students in three semesters of an event management course. Students completed the S-LPI at the beginning and at the end of the course. The students also wrote reflections of their leadership behaviors and learnings.

Results of the study showed that students’ mean leadership scores increased significantly for all practice areas between pre and post, with the largest ...


The Role Of Mentoring In Community College Presidential Preparation, Jeffery Rabey Jan 2011

The Role Of Mentoring In Community College Presidential Preparation, Jeffery Rabey

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

An impending leadership crisis looms for America's community colleges due to the large number of senior level administrators anticipating retirement in the near future. An estimated 80% of current community college presidents intend to retire within the next 10 years. Coupled with the lack of qualified, willing personnel to assume the leadership roles in the community college pipeline, a leadership crisis is inevitible for community colleges. With nearly half the students enrolling in undergraduate education choosing the community college (American Association of Community Colleges [AACC], 2008), it is imperative that community colleges begin to identify and prepare midlevel administrators ...


Perceived District-Level Leadership Influences Upon Student Achievement, Dan Mart Jan 2011

Perceived District-Level Leadership Influences Upon Student Achievement, Dan Mart

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to understand district-level leadership's perceived influences on and barriers to improved student achievement. The following research questions were addressed: (a) How do superintendents view their influence on student achievement? (b) How do school board presidents view their influence on student achievement? (c) What do superintendents perceive are barriers to their influence on student achievement? (d) What do school board presidents perceive are barriers to their influence on student achievement?

Analysis of data this phenomenological study uncovered three themes: (1) alignment of the superintendent and board of education on student achievement goals, (2) continuous ...


Managing School Behavior: A Qualitative Case Study, Pamela R. Dodge Jan 2011

Managing School Behavior: A Qualitative Case Study, Pamela R. Dodge

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this dissertation research were to understand the methods by which building-level school administrators collect office discipline referral data, and to understand the ways they make decisions based on that data. In order to achieve this overall objective, the following research questions framed this study:

1. To what extent do administrators have access to behavior data that inform their decisions on how to improve student success in school and society?

2. To what extent do administrators use behavior data to improve student success in school and in society?

3. What do administrators perceive it would take to enhance ...


Presidential Transition: The Experience Of Two Interim Community College Presidents, Matthew Dennis Thompson Jan 2010

Presidential Transition: The Experience Of Two Interim Community College Presidents, Matthew Dennis Thompson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the experiences of two community college interim presidents, their characteristics, and how they led institutions following an abrupt presidential departure. There were two fundamental questions framing this research study,

1. How do two interim community college presidents lead community colleges during a presidential transition?

2. How is an interim community college president`s leadership perceived by faculty and staff during a period of presidential transition?

There were two participating institutions in this study. The colleges, given the pseudonyms Urban Community College and Rural Community College District, were distinctly different. Urban ...


Board And Superintendent Perceptions Of The Illinois Professional Standards For School Leaders Critical For Superintendent Success, Pamela Rhea Rockwood Jan 2010

Board And Superintendent Perceptions Of The Illinois Professional Standards For School Leaders Critical For Superintendent Success, Pamela Rhea Rockwood

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This quantitative study focused on the differences in perceptions between Illinois K-12 unit district public school superintendents and board presidents as to those performance competency indicators in the "Illinois Professional Standards for School Leaders" that they perceived as being most critical for superintendent success. Via a web-based, online survey, participants responded to six demographic questions and scored each of the performance competency indicators to their level of agreement regarding the importance of that performance competency indicator for success. Summing up the top three performance indicators for all respondents, for all superintendents and board presidents (male and female), the number of ...


African American College Men Holding Leadership Roles In Majority White Student Groups, Terrence L. Frazier Jan 2009

African American College Men Holding Leadership Roles In Majority White Student Groups, Terrence L. Frazier

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Examining the experience of African American college men has been a subject of many higher education scholars. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to be aware of the lived experience of seven African American college men who hold/held leadership positions in a majority White student group. Using symbolic interactionism and phenomenology as my framework in order to better understand how these men make meaning of their experience leading a majority White group, four themes emerged from this study: natural transition; the pull between Black and White environments; perfectionism; and power and influence.

Implications for student affairs at PWIs ...


Leadership Competencies Of Branch Campus Administrators In Multi-Campus Community College Systems, Kitty Shean Conover Jan 2009

Leadership Competencies Of Branch Campus Administrators In Multi-Campus Community College Systems, Kitty Shean Conover

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Community college leaders are retiring faster than replacements are being prepared creating what is predicted to be a leadership crisis. To keep community colleges functioning in their critical role of providing wider access to higher education and workforce training and re-training, future leaders need to have the skills to lead complex organizations. To advance community colleges to a level of excellence, future community college leaders need to be prepared to be excellent leaders.

This research project was designed to seek out the skills and abilities needed to be an effective community college leader and to investigate the level of preparedness ...