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Editors’ Pick—Book Review: Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners: A College Education For The 21st Century, Frederic Murray Oct 2013

Editors’ Pick—Book Review: Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners: A College Education For The 21st Century, Frederic Murray

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Conard, C., & Dunek, L. (2012). Cultivating inquiry-driven learners: A college education for the 21st century. Baltimore: John Hopkins UP. 132 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0598-8


Collaborative Preference: The Role Of Homophily, Multiplexity, And Advantageous Network Position Across Small And Medium-Sized Organizations, Troy A. Voelker, William C. Mcdowell, Michael L. Harris Oct 2013

Collaborative Preference: The Role Of Homophily, Multiplexity, And Advantageous Network Position Across Small And Medium-Sized Organizations, Troy A. Voelker, William C. Mcdowell, Michael L. Harris

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The purpose of this paper is to examine collaboration between individuals across organizations. While both for profit and not-for-profit organizations utilize collaborative efforts, the factors that are important for bringing individuals and businesses together for collaboration still remain somewhat unresolved. In this paper, colleague similarity, the quality of pre-existing relationships, and the relative power of the other colleague are all examined for their correlation with the desirability of collaboration with that individual. In a study of pastors of small and medium sized churches in a southwestern protestant conference, we examined these areas through the lenses of homophily theory, multiplicity theories ...


Market Orientation And Its Measurement In Universities, Mihai Niculescu, Bing Xu, Gerald M. Hampton, Robin T. Peterson Oct 2013

Market Orientation And Its Measurement In Universities, Mihai Niculescu, Bing Xu, Gerald M. Hampton, Robin T. Peterson

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Historically, the measurement of market orientation has proved to be difficult, due to the low external validity of the concept. Existing scales exhibit acceptable properties in measuring market orientation in business organizations, but are less accurate in the context of higher education institutions. This paper compares the performance of three scales – the MARKOR scale, the MKTOR scale, and the University MARKOR scale – in the context of academic organizations. Results indicate that the MARKOR and the MKTOR scales need modifications, in order to accurately measure the construct in the new context. Evidence suggests that the student-oriented University MARKOR scale outperforms existing ...


The Future Of Adjunct Teaching At American Colleges And Universities Under The Shared Responsibility Provisions Of “Obamacare”, Suzanne Wilhelm Oct 2013

The Future Of Adjunct Teaching At American Colleges And Universities Under The Shared Responsibility Provisions Of “Obamacare”, Suzanne Wilhelm

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This article examines the effect that the Affordable Care Act may have on adjunct teaching faculty at universities and colleges across the nation.


Leaving The Dark Side For The Light: Twelve Strategies For Effective Transition From Academic Administrator To Faculty Member, Paul Sale Oct 2013

Leaving The Dark Side For The Light: Twelve Strategies For Effective Transition From Academic Administrator To Faculty Member, Paul Sale

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Copious literature is available to provide nascent administrators with guidelines and advice for being a successful administrator. Likewise, faculty new to academia have many available resources both from the literature and from campus-based support services, such as new faculty development programs, mentors, and special internal funding programs. However, there is a paucity of academic discussion explaining the process of the return of an administrator back to faculty. The purpose of this paper is to delineate strategies for the transition back to faculty from the administrative ranks. Twelve pragmatic strategies for re-entering the world of faculty teaching, research, and service are ...


Student Perceptions Of Integrative Field Seminar: A Comparison Of Three Models, Helen Harris, Dennis Myers Oct 2013

Student Perceptions Of Integrative Field Seminar: A Comparison Of Three Models, Helen Harris, Dennis Myers

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Student perceptions of 63 concentration year MSW students, grades, and faculty perceptions were examined to evaluate differences in educational outcomes and in learning experiences among a traditional classroom model, a mixed or hybrid model, and a webinar online model for delivery of integrative field seminars. No significant differences were found in the grades among the three models. Findings showed strong support for the traditional model for students in local field internships and the webinar model for students in distant site placements. Reciprocity among students and faculty was a major factor in seminar integration and effectiveness, regardless of the mode of ...


Student Equity: Discouraging Cheating In Online Courses, Timothy B. Michael, Melissa A. Williams Oct 2013

Student Equity: Discouraging Cheating In Online Courses, Timothy B. Michael, Melissa A. Williams

Administrative Issues Journal

As online programs at conventional universities continue to expand, administrators and faculty face new challenges. Academic dishonesty is nothing new, but an online testing environment requires different strategies and tactics from what we have had to consider in the past. Our university has recently adapted successful face-toface programs in financial management, both graduate and undergraduate, for delivery in a fully-online format. This paper discusses our experiences moving to a new environment, the challenges of student attempts to cheat and plagiarize, and techniques that we have found to prevent both cheating on high-stakes assessments and plagiarism.We present a number of ...


Justifying Study Abroad In Financially Difficult Times, Marty Ludlum, Randal Ice, Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen Oct 2013

Justifying Study Abroad In Financially Difficult Times, Marty Ludlum, Randal Ice, Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen

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In this paper, we will develop the justification for study abroad. We will discuss the current economic climate and its impact on budgets. Next, we will explain the many benefits of the study abroad programs. Then we will propose some less expensive alternatives to the traditional study abroad programs. We will conclude with expectations for the future.


Analysis Of The Higher Education Act Reauthorizations: Financial Aid Policy Influencing College Access And Choice, Robin L. Capt Oct 2013

Analysis Of The Higher Education Act Reauthorizations: Financial Aid Policy Influencing College Access And Choice, Robin L. Capt

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The original goal of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the amendments to that act in 1972, and reauthorizations through 1998 was to increase accessibility of higher education to all. Initially these system-level efforts substantially enhanced equity, but recent enrollment trends raise the question: Is our system becoming more or less equitable? By conducting a policy analysis of the HEA reauthorizations and other legislation, in respect to policy decision-making and policy implementation on federal and state levels, this paper examines how financial aid policy influences college access and choice for low- to moderate-income undergraduate students. Key elements in the federal ...


Intellectual Property And Higher Education: Challenges, Virgil Van Dusen Oct 2013

Intellectual Property And Higher Education: Challenges, Virgil Van Dusen

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Intellectual property has become a highly coveted asset that can potentially reap a financial windfall for the owner who exploits its utility. Higher education has focused on the discovery of new knowledge, which can translate into intellectual property, but legislation, higher education policy, and/or contractual engagement may dictate ownership or opportunities for ownership of intellectual property by those involved in the discovery process. The dissemination of new knowledge acquired in the discovery of intellectual property may be limited for purposes of protection of commercial development. At the same time, higher education is becoming more involved in the oversight of ...


Letter From The Editor, Tami Moser Oct 2013

Letter From The Editor, Tami Moser

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Administrative Issues Journal: Table Of Contents Oct 2013

Administrative Issues Journal: Table Of Contents

Administrative Issues Journal

No abstract provided.


Developing A Graduate Program In Healthcare Management Using A Competency Based Curriculum Methodology, Kevin Lafrance Aug 2013

Developing A Graduate Program In Healthcare Management Using A Competency Based Curriculum Methodology, Kevin Lafrance

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No abstract provided.


Supervising A Student Managed Investment Portfolio, Teri Allen Aug 2013

Supervising A Student Managed Investment Portfolio, Teri Allen

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No abstract provided.


Students’ Experiences And Expectations Of Inquiry Based Learning (Ibl) In Nursing Education, Hephzibah Samuel Aug 2013

Students’ Experiences And Expectations Of Inquiry Based Learning (Ibl) In Nursing Education, Hephzibah Samuel

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Competency-Based Learning: Proof Of Professionalism, Michael Williams Aug 2013

Competency-Based Learning: Proof Of Professionalism, Michael Williams

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No abstract provided.


United Way Bright Beginnings On Professional Development And Retention Among Administrators And Teachers, Nicole Andrews, Amanda Rutter Aug 2013

United Way Bright Beginnings On Professional Development And Retention Among Administrators And Teachers, Nicole Andrews, Amanda Rutter

Administrative Issues Journal

It is well known knowledge that retaining administrators and teachers in the field of education is a challenge faced each year within the United States and is costly to the education system. Attrition rates of teachers within their first few years in the profession are alarmingly high with many educators citing lack of support for leaving the profession before the age of retirement. Moreover, many educators feel they must “sink or swim” in the current educational environment. The fast rate of attrition of educators concerns administrators and policy makers alike. As such there is a need to prepare new and ...


Maintaining The Boundaries: Teacher Education Program Admission Criteria For Screening Quality Candidates, Diane Taylor Aug 2013

Maintaining The Boundaries: Teacher Education Program Admission Criteria For Screening Quality Candidates, Diane Taylor

Administrative Issues Journal

University – based teacher education programs are currently under attack by the general public for producing non-effective teachers. In order to combat the perception of the “disintegration of teacher preparation” (Baines 2010), Teacher Preparation Programs need to demonstrate to the public the rigor of their screening measures and admissions criteria as a beginning to demonstrating program rigor. This presentation will detail one university’s efforts to collect and analyze admission criteria to Teacher Education Programs in universities across the state.


Organizational Training And Relationship Building For Increasing Public Participation In A Public School District, John Poynton Aug 2013

Organizational Training And Relationship Building For Increasing Public Participation In A Public School District, John Poynton

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From the early twentieth century to the present, citizen participation in U.S. public institutions—particularly schools—has continually decreased. The trend has been linked to the bureaucratization of public schools and their increasing reliance on expert knowledge for solutions to school- and education-related problems. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a parent training program designed to increase a school district’s capacity for public participation by parents and other citizens. The program—known as Leadership St. Vrain—provided citizens knowledge about school district operations and management (know-how) and relationship-building opportunities with key decision makers ...


The Tale Of Two College Experiences: A Cluster Analysis Of Obama’S Argument For Higher Education Reform, Justin Walton Aug 2013

The Tale Of Two College Experiences: A Cluster Analysis Of Obama’S Argument For Higher Education Reform, Justin Walton

Administrative Issues Journal

During the third week of August 2013, President Barack Obama presented two policy speeches furthering his rationale for higher education reform. Stressing themes of institutional accountability, efficiency, and affordability, Obama sketched out a three point agenda aimed at making higher education a “better bargain” for America’s struggling middle class. In this brief essay, I examine the rhetorical processes President Obama used to justify his argument for higher education reform through a cluster analysis of his Henninger High School address. The paper seeks to explore the general implications of word choice/style and language arrangement in political advocacy through a ...


The High Cost Of Bullying, Marcy Tanner Aug 2013

The High Cost Of Bullying, Marcy Tanner

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An Analysis Of Online Cheating: An Empirical Examination Of Online Proctors, Randall Valentine, Dawn Valentine Aug 2013

An Analysis Of Online Cheating: An Empirical Examination Of Online Proctors, Randall Valentine, Dawn Valentine

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No abstract provided.


Cyberbullying: The Public School Response, Charles Waggoner Aug 2013

Cyberbullying: The Public School Response, Charles Waggoner

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This paper explores the consent process in relation to academic, scientific research. Consent is a human right given to each research participant. The participant’s autonomy should be supported and encouraged when obtaining informed consent. This paper reviews current literature and discusses the development of this right, in addition to the manner in which scientific researchers should uphold it.


Institutional Factors Promoting Community College Fundraising, Jermaine Vesey Aug 2013

Institutional Factors Promoting Community College Fundraising, Jermaine Vesey

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This paper examines the role of accountability in the workplace. Accountability is defined as the need to justify or defend one’s actions to an evaluator who has potential reward or sanction power (Frink & Klimoski, 1998). While accountability is a growing research conversation among scholars, more focus needs to be dedicated to understanding how the dispositional traits of employees interact with workplace accountability mechanisms. Specifically, this manuscript explores the interaction of personality and the accountability environment on employee performance. The findings from this empirical investigation indicate that there is a significant interaction between personality and accountability environment when it comes ...


Increasing Intercultural Effectiveness Through A Global Citizenship Approach, Clint Relvea, Guari S. Guha, Kelly Fish Aug 2013

Increasing Intercultural Effectiveness Through A Global Citizenship Approach, Clint Relvea, Guari S. Guha, Kelly Fish

Administrative Issues Journal

The authors conduct pre-treatment and post-treatment observations on students taking a first semester freshman course designed to enlighten them about their role in the world as global citizens. The authors use the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale to measure the students across the dimensions of Continuous Learning, Interpersonal Engagement and Hardiness. Results suggests that students undergoing such a course may increase their intercultural effectiveness, especially in the area of interpersonal engagement, as well as, global mindset.


The Wise Leader, Shirley Garick Aug 2013

The Wise Leader, Shirley Garick

Administrative Issues Journal

This paper is an article review of the Wise Leader, written by Nonaka, I; Takeuchi, H (2011) in the Harvard Business Review. These authors offer salient advice on what a wise leader needs to understand, regardless of your administrative leadership role. It can quality and apply across all dimensions of leadership roles from executive to managerial to employees.


A Case For Teaching Geography, Richard Huck Aug 2013

A Case For Teaching Geography, Richard Huck

Administrative Issues Journal

The knowledge of geography is clearly lacking in college students. “We cannot understand who we are unless we understand history, and there is no way we can understand history if we do not understand the geography behind it”! How can we understand the Civil War without understanding the importance of the Mississippi River? A great many students cannot locate the Mississippi River on a map! This paper is original research based on my classroom experience and on a questionnaire given to my students at the beginning of each semester. About 150 students have been given this questionnaire over the 5 ...


Addressing Uncertainty During Workplace Change: Communication And Sense-Making, Richard Parsells Aug 2013

Addressing Uncertainty During Workplace Change: Communication And Sense-Making, Richard Parsells

Administrative Issues Journal

Change is a commonplace occurrence in today’s organizations. In order to survive in an extremely competitive marketplace, organizations and their employees undergo change frequently. The ability to manage change and to learn from this experience is now viewed as a key competency for sustainable competitiveness in most business markets. However, while change management processes are employed and followed, a high percentage of change efforts are judged to be unsuccessful by upper management. Moreover, a number of scholars suggest that communication strategies during organizational change are an important element to the success of a change initiative, yet such strategies are ...


Administrative Issues Journal Conference Proceedings: Table Of Contents Aug 2013

Administrative Issues Journal Conference Proceedings: Table Of Contents

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Editors’ Pick—Book Review: Intellectual Leadership In Higher Education: Renewing The Role Of The University Professor, Frederic W. Murray Apr 2013

Editors’ Pick—Book Review: Intellectual Leadership In Higher Education: Renewing The Role Of The University Professor, Frederic W. Murray

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Macfarlane, B. 2012. Intellectual leadership in higher education: Renewing the role of the university professor. New York: Routledge 160 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-56081-8