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Strategic Faculty Development (Professional Development Workshop), Susan R. Madsen, Scott C. Hammond Jul 2005

Strategic Faculty Development (Professional Development Workshop), Susan R. Madsen, Scott C. Hammond

Susan R. Madsen

This workshop addresses the following: 1) How to create a strategic planning process that honors the principles of faculty governance; 2) How strategic planning for academic organizations is fundamentally different from strategic planning in business; 3) The essential process and content elements in academic strategic palling; 4) Real case examples from private and state run institutions; and 5) How to use faculty development to successfully implement college and departmental strategy.


Transcript Analyses As A Tool To Understand Community College Student Academic Behaviors., Linda S. Hagedorn Dec 2004

Transcript Analyses As A Tool To Understand Community College Student Academic Behaviors., Linda S. Hagedorn

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Community colleges are truly an American invention that, despite many documented successes, remains controversial. There is a large body of research that criticizes these institutions citing non-successes (Dougherty, 1987, 1994; Brint & Karabel, 1989). Debates whirl not only about the overall outcomes of these institutions, but also about how to measure community college student progress and outcomes. This article specifically promotes the utilization of transcript analysis to document and understand the complex academic behaviors of community college students. Transcripts or the records of student activities that include enrollments, course drops, and grades are important, yet ignored documents that tell the stories ...


A Longitudinal Study Of Chickering And Reisser’S Vectors: Exploring Gender Differences And Implications For Refining The Theory., John D. Foubert, Monica Nixon, Shamim Sisson, Amy B. Barners Dec 2004

A Longitudinal Study Of Chickering And Reisser’S Vectors: Exploring Gender Differences And Implications For Refining The Theory., John D. Foubert, Monica Nixon, Shamim Sisson, Amy B. Barners

John D. Foubert

A racially mixed random sample of 247 students at a midsized public university in the Southeast completed the Student Development Task and Lifestyle Inventory at the beginning of their first year, beginning of their sophomore year, and end of their senior year (Winston, Miller & Prince, 1987). Results showed partial support of Chickering and Reisser’s theory of development in that students progressed in their development along three measured vectors throughout their college career. Results contradicted the assumption that developing purpose is a vector experienced only toward the end of one’s college career. Important gender differences also emerged, particularly regarding ...


The Role Of Contextual Influences On Self-Perceptions Of Identity, Christy D. Moran Dec 2004

The Role Of Contextual Influences On Self-Perceptions Of Identity, Christy D. Moran

Christy Moran Craft

This qualitative study investigated contextual influences involved in college student identity development. It examined events, experiences, and relationships that alumni suggest either nourished or thwarted their perceptions of multiple dimensions of their identity during college. Findings suggest that self-perceptions of identity often change as a result of the emotions experienced by individuals in reaction to various contextual influences.


Learning Commons Concept, Jeffrey A. Franks Dec 2004

Learning Commons Concept, Jeffrey A. Franks

Jeffrey A Franks

Internal document accepted as basis for learning commons planning at the University of Akron.