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Preparing More Hispanic Women For Effective Workplace Learning, Nicolle Johnson, Susan R. Madsen Feb 2011

Preparing More Hispanic Women For Effective Workplace Learning, Nicolle Johnson, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Scholars and practitioners are interested in college attainment as an area of inquiry because post-secondary graduation is linked to increased life-long learning desires and skills as well as other benefits that will influence the effectiveness of future workplace training, development, and educational opportunities. For example, Pascarella and Terenzini (2005) stated that college not only influences employment and earnings but it also impacts moral, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics in addition to attitudes, values, and quality of life. Cerna, Perez, and Saenz (2009) also argued that the various forms of capital (e.g., social, economic, cultural, and human) that students have when ...


The Value Of Higher Education For Women In Utah, Susan R. Madsen, Cheryl Hanewicz, Susan Thackeray Jan 2010

The Value Of Higher Education For Women In Utah, Susan R. Madsen, Cheryl Hanewicz, Susan Thackeray

Susan R. Madsen

This Research and Policy Brief has been written to assist Utahns in looking more broadly at the benefits of higher education for the overall development of women in the state. Whether or not a woman chooses to work outside the home, it is important that she is aware of the growth opportunities that college can provide that will assist her to reach her potential and significantly contribute in her home, community, and workplace. This report outlines various aspects of the broad value of higher education (e.g., health and wellbeing, civic and community engagement, parenting, self-development, intellectual and cognitive development ...


Worldviews And The Impact On Hrd Research And Practice: Women's Perspectives (Mormonism Viewpoint), Susan R. Madsen, Greg Wang Feb 2008

Worldviews And The Impact On Hrd Research And Practice: Women's Perspectives (Mormonism Viewpoint), Susan R. Madsen, Greg Wang

Susan R. Madsen

This session was composed of presentations from panelists who spoke about the "worldviews" of their particular religion or culture from a women's perspective. It also discussed the impact on HRD research and practice when addressing adult learning through the various worldviews.


Innovative Teaching Ideas For Hrd Educators (2008), Susan R. Madsen, Wendy E.A. Ruona Feb 2008

Innovative Teaching Ideas For Hrd Educators (2008), Susan R. Madsen, Wendy E.A. Ruona

Susan R. Madsen

This innovative session is sponsored by the AHRD Program Excellence Network (PEN) which is a cooperative network of HRD academic programs committed to excellence in teaching and learning. The primary purpose of this session is to promote excellence in teaching HRD by providing participants with ideas for effective and creative teaching in higher educational settings. It will provide a forum for the discussion of teaching methodologies, activities, and assignments that enrich classroom environments.


Innovative Teaching Ideas For Hrd Education (2007), Susan R. Madsen Mar 2007

Innovative Teaching Ideas For Hrd Education (2007), Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

This innovative session is sponsored by AHRD’s new Program Excellence Network (PEN) dedicated to strengthening HRD programs and promoting excellence in teaching HRD. The primary purpose of this session is to promote excellence in teaching HRD by providing participants with benchmarks for effective and creative teaching in higher educational settings. It will provide a forum for the discussion of teaching methodologies, activities, and assignments that will enrich classroom environments and facilitate increased student learning.


Leadership Philosophies And Styles Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen Dec 2006

Leadership Philosophies And Styles Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Although progress has been made, it remains clear that women are still underrepresented in administrative positions in all types of higher educational institutions throughout the world. While the issue is often now addressed in the literature, there are still few articles reporting research findings on the experiences and perceptions of university presidents, particularly women. Ten women university presidents were interviewed using the phenomenological research methodology. This paper reports the results of this research related to the presidents’ perceptions of their own leadership styles and philosophies.


Women University Presidents: Career Paths And Educational Backgrounds, Susan R. Madsen Dec 2006

Women University Presidents: Career Paths And Educational Backgrounds, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of overall research study was to explore the “lived experiences” of women university presidents in developing (throughout their lives) the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for successful leadership in higher education. The objective of this particular paper is to report qualitative research results focused on the career paths and educational backgrounds of these women presidents.


Women University Presidents: Career Paths And Educational Backgrounds, Susan R. Madsen Apr 2006

Women University Presidents: Career Paths And Educational Backgrounds, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of this paper is to report findings related to the lived experiences of women university presidents’ in developing the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for successful leadership in higher education. More specifically, this report focuses on their educational backgrounds and career paths. Using qualitative in-depth interviews (phenomenological research methodology), ten women university presidents were interviewed for two to three hours each. Interviews were audio taped and transcribed, and theme generation techniques used. Although there were some similarities among the women in terms of educational backgrounds and employment positions, the data show that presidents can emerge from a ...


The Academic Service-Learning Experiences Of Students In A Compensation And Benefits Course, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull Jul 2004

The Academic Service-Learning Experiences Of Students In A Compensation And Benefits Course, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull

Susan R. Madsen

Management educators today face the continuing challenge of designing courses so that optimal transfer of learning occurs between the classroom and workplace. Researchers (e.g., Knowles, Holton, & Swanson, 1998; Merriam & Caffarella, 1999) have agreed that many adult learners do not effectively remember and transfer learning when taught by traditional teaching and learning pedagogies (e.g., lecture). It appears, however, that these methods continue to be most prevalent in management education today. During the past few decades other methods of engaging students in learning have emerged. A promising pedagogy that appears to provide students with the opportunity to transfer their course content knowledge ...


Important Knowledge And Competence For Successful Human Resource Leadership, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto Mar 2004

Important Knowledge And Competence For Successful Human Resource Leadership, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto

Susan R. Madsen

This research study was designed to investigate what areas of knowledge and skill are most important for successful human resource leaders to possess. This study also examined the relationships between various demographic variables (e.g., job title or position, company size, gender, and years of experience) to see if they were related to perceptions of importance with the various HR areas. Respondents included HR leaders as well as business managers and executives who had close and continuous working relationships with HR leaders. Results include the mean, standard deviation, frequencies, and percentages of the 27 items on the HR leadership knowledge ...


Academic Service-Learning In The Human Resource Development Curriculum, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen Jan 2004

Academic Service-Learning In The Human Resource Development Curriculum, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Service-learning is a relatively new pedagogy which uses service activities to support traditional teaching methods, giving students a better understanding and ability to remember and carry out functions/skills taught in class. Although its use in an HRD course has rarely been reported in the literature, the teaching methods appear to be ideal for instilling in students the skills and/or traits necessary to be successful in HRD (e.g., intellectual versatility, adult learning insight, and industry understanding).


Traits, Skills, And Knowledge Required Of Successful Human Resource Leaders, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto Dec 2003

Traits, Skills, And Knowledge Required Of Successful Human Resource Leaders, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto

Susan R. Madsen

One challenge for institutions of higher learning is developing and redesigning programs and curriculum that will prepare graduates to meet the current and ongoing demands of the workplace. Partnerships between academia and business working together for this purpose are imperative. Human resource management is one of the fastest changing areas in business. This article reports qualitative data collected to explore the general areas of knowledge, skills, traits, and characteristics most important for successful human resource leadership. The results of this study will assist practitioners and academia in the development of cutting-edge human resource leadership programs and curriculum.


Academic Service-Learning In The Human Resource Development Curriculum, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen Dec 2003

Academic Service-Learning In The Human Resource Development Curriculum, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Academic service-learning is a relatively new pedagogy that uses service activities to support traditional teaching methods, giving students a better understanding and ability to remember and carry out functions/skills taught in class. Although its use in human resource development courses has rarely been reported in the literature, preliminary research appears to suggest that academic service-learning would be an ideal teaching method for instilling in students the skills and/or traits necessary to be successful in human resource development (e.g., intellectual versatility, adult learning insight, and industry understanding).


What Hrd Curriculum Is Being Taught Within Hr Programs In U.S. Business Schools, Susan R. Madsen, Anita L. Musto, Tyler S. Hall Jan 2003

What Hrd Curriculum Is Being Taught Within Hr Programs In U.S. Business Schools, Susan R. Madsen, Anita L. Musto, Tyler S. Hall

Susan R. Madsen

The number of academic human resource development (HRD) programs has substantially increased over the past 15 years (Kuchinke, 2001). This growth has been attributed to the increased demands for HRD-related employee skills, expertise, and performance in today’s dynamic workplace and economic environment. Kuchinke found that the large majority of HRD programs are located in colleges and schools of education. However, as we strive to describe and measure the influence and growth of HRD in academic settings, it is important to consider the HRD curriculum taught within other schools, departments, degrees, programs, and specializations. One such area of HRD influence ...


The Development Of A Human Resource Curriculum For Institutions Experiencing Rapid Growth, Susan R. Madsen, Anita L. Musto, Tyler S. Hall Dec 2002

The Development Of A Human Resource Curriculum For Institutions Experiencing Rapid Growth, Susan R. Madsen, Anita L. Musto, Tyler S. Hall

Susan R. Madsen

A key challenge with the growth and expansion of institutions of higher education is in the development of degree programs and emphases. It is imperative that new programs and emphases be designed to reflect current research findings and job market needs and competencies. Curricula at some institutions have been formed through the opinions of local experts instead of through valid and rigorous research projects. In 2002 Utah Valley State College (UVSC) ranked eighth in the nation for student growth and institutional expansion when compared with other four-year public institutions (Stewart, 2002). Although this is exciting and exhilarating in many ways ...