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Engaging In Excellence Through Academic Service-Learning: A Way To Teach And Learn Citizenship And Justice In Any College Course, Susan R. Madsen Aug 2004

Engaging In Excellence Through Academic Service-Learning: A Way To Teach And Learn Citizenship And Justice In Any College Course, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Academic service-learning is a relatively new pedagogy that is beginning to be used in colleges and universities courses across the country. It has been cited as a “means of responding to concerns about the loss of a sense of community and concurrent citizenship behaviors in the country” (Shafer, 1995). According to Dewey (1938), “The society is a number of people held together because they are working along common lines, in a common spirit, and with reference to common aims. The common needs and aims demand a growing interchange of thought and growing unity of sympathetic feeling. The radical reason that ...


Action Learning Unveiled: Understanding Depth Through Exploring Related Constructs, Susan R. Madsen Jul 2004

Action Learning Unveiled: Understanding Depth Through Exploring Related Constructs, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Quality in learning continues to be of utmost importance in higher educational institutions around the world. A lack of clarity, however, arises in discussions around the definition or components of a quality learning experience. Many researchers and academicians purport that quality learning does not occur unless students are actively involved in the learning experience. An emerging pedagogy that addresses this quality is that of action learning. One concern, however, is that action learning is so broad that it is often difficult to fully understand its definition and scope. This article takes an in-depth look at this term and its connection ...


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 ...


Going From Zero To Ninty In Faculty Research Productivity, Scott C. Hammond, Susan R. Madsen, James W. Fenton Mar 2004

Going From Zero To Ninty In Faculty Research Productivity, Scott C. Hammond, Susan R. Madsen, James W. Fenton

Susan R. Madsen

I (Susan) am the chair of the Faculty Scholarship Committee in the School of Business and an assistant professor of management at Utah Valley State College. Scott is an active member of this committee (also an assistant professor of management) and Dr. Fenton is the Dean of the school. The three of us arrived at UVSC during the summer of 2002 and have (along with other committee members) worked hard to (1) analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of change interventions related to increasing faculty research and publication in our school and (2) facilitate change in the faculty ...


Tracking Faculty Research Productivity: Analysis Of A Survey Instrument, Jeffrey E. Hoyt, Susan R. Madsen, Scott C. Hammond, James W. Fenton Mar 2004

Tracking Faculty Research Productivity: Analysis Of A Survey Instrument, Jeffrey E. Hoyt, Susan R. Madsen, Scott C. Hammond, James W. Fenton

Susan R. Madsen

Research and publication is an inherent value at all institutions of higher education. Regardless of the motivation, faculty research fulfils a vital need for new knowledge generation. The purpose of the current study is to pilot test a survey instrument to evaluate factors that have an affect on faculty research at one public comprehensive four-year institution. The Business School in cooperation with the Office of Institutional Research created an instrument to track changes in faculty motivation and research involvement over time, with an emphasis on submissions and publications as effective outcomes. The survey instrument consists of scales measuring research integration ...


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.


The Whole Student, Susan R. Madsen Dec 2003

The Whole Student, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Article written for the Utah Valley State College newsletter--Academically Speaking.


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).