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Unchallenged, Professed Core Values: Do Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Members Actually Benefit In The Areas Of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, And Friendship?, Larry D. Long Jan 2012

Unchallenged, Professed Core Values: Do Undergraduate Fraternity/Sorority Members Actually Benefit In The Areas Of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, And Friendship?, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

Fraternities and sororities promote the ideals of scholarship, leadership, service, and friendship. Little or no research, however, has demonstrated that college students who join fraternal organizations actually grow in these areas as a result of their fraternal experience. The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess the extent to which fraternity and sorority members experienced gains in the four outcome areas. The researcher analyzed the aggregate results of 15 Southeastern institutions that administered the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment during the 2008/2009 academic year. The results revealed the respondents did experience gains related to the espoused values of ...


Strategic Planning In Academe, Frank Cortez Flores Mar 1991

Strategic Planning In Academe, Frank Cortez Flores

Frank Cortez Flores

American higher education has been in a state of transition and upheaval since the founding of Harvard College in 1636, which is generally credited with the beginning of higher education in America. However, in an era of rapidly accelerating change, higher educational institutions today are confronted with a crisis of purpose, erosion of traditional values, declining public support, increasing competition for scarce resources, demands for accountability and a struggle for survival. At no time in the history of American higher education has it been more important for decision makers in colleges and universities to understand the dynamics of strategic planning ...


Fund Raising In American Higher Education, Frank Cortez Flores Mar 1991

Fund Raising In American Higher Education, Frank Cortez Flores

Frank Cortez Flores

Philanthropic support of American higher education has a long tradition and the largest portion of that philanthropy has historically been directed to private institutions. However, both public and private higher educational institutions are confronted with serious questions concerning their financial stability. These institutions are considering alternative sources of funds. Therefore, it is important to investigate and analyze methods of increasing philanthropy to American higher education.