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Family Policies And Institutional Satisfaction: An Intersectional Analysis Of Tenure-Track Faculty, Heather Lee Schneller Dec 2012

Family Policies And Institutional Satisfaction: An Intersectional Analysis Of Tenure-Track Faculty, Heather Lee Schneller

Theses and Dissertations

Gender and faculty career advancement have been examined with a focus on academic work environment, including faculty workloads, mentoring relationships, access to research networks, and work-life balance. Previous studies concerned with gender, employment, and care work only have considered child care. Additionally, the exploration of faculty and care work focused specifically on gender instead of examining the interaction of race and gender. To date, no study on academic work-life policies includes faculty perceptions of their importance and effectiveness nor has the faculty assessment of eldercare policy been examined in relation to career success.

Guided by an intersectional perspective, this study ...


Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Today’s highly competitive, globalized world requires organizations and businesses to think differently about how they are going to stay in business. Businesses can no longer afford to focus on profits as their sole purpose for existence. Organizations must instead think about the “Triple Bottom Line” and its implications for their ability to grow their brand, customer loyalty and profits.


Six Questions For Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovation In Distance Education, Connie Reimers-Hild, James King Nov 2012

Six Questions For Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovation In Distance Education, Connie Reimers-Hild, James King

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

Institutions offering distance education courses and programs may benefit by encouraging administrators, faculty, staff and students to be more entrepreneurial. Organizational cultures designed to support this type of environment are characterized by entrepreneurial leadership, innovation and change. This article provides information on how distance education institutions can incorporate entrepreneurial leadership and innovation into their organizations. Six questions for administrators of distance education to consider are presented in an effort to provoke discussion and thought on the importance of incorporating entrepreneurial leadership and innovation throughout distance education organizations.


An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

This article explains how people can use an entrepreneurial approach to career development in and effort to advance their careers and employment opportunities.


Leadership And Innovation Program, Connie Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Leadership And Innovation Program, Connie Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

No abstract provided.


Legal Considerations: Student Activities, Organizations & Greek Life, John Sanders Nov 2012

Legal Considerations: Student Activities, Organizations & Greek Life, John Sanders

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

No abstract provided.


A Critical Examination Of The Relationship Between The Use Of Gatekeepers, Trust, And Organisation Knowledge-Sharing, Deogratias Harorimana Dr Oct 2012

A Critical Examination Of The Relationship Between The Use Of Gatekeepers, Trust, And Organisation Knowledge-Sharing, Deogratias Harorimana Dr

Dr Deogratias Harorimana

This thesis critically examines the relationship between gatekeepers, trust, and an organisation’s knowledge sharing. The research applied mixed methods with the case study approach. In this research the concept ‘gatekeeper’ is widely used to represent a class of those who are part of a knowledge management strategy; they collect information and knowledge and contextualise this before they can share it with the rest of the members of the organisation’s knowledge networks - within the formal and informal organisation. In this study, it was found that there was a strong relationship between the openness of a given firm, as regards ...


Income Inequality, The Changing Nature Of Work And The Student Loan Crisis: Implications For Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey Sep 2012

Income Inequality, The Changing Nature Of Work And The Student Loan Crisis: Implications For Higher Education, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bailey/Howe Reference Analytics: What Two Years Of Data Tell Us, Elizabeth Berman Aug 2012

Bailey/Howe Reference Analytics: What Two Years Of Data Tell Us, Elizabeth Berman

UVM Libraries Conference Day

Analyzing the last two academic years (2010-2011 and 2011-2012) of reference-desk statistics, this presentation will highlight trends at the Bailey/Howe Reference Desk, and offer scenarios for the future of reference services.


Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!: Daring To Care About Teaching In A Multicultural Classroom, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan Jul 2012

Can We Fix It? Yes We Can!: Daring To Care About Teaching In A Multicultural Classroom, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan

George Hrivnak

No abstract provided.


Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey Jun 2012

Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Role Of The Facilitator In Faculty Learning Communities: Paving The Way For Growth,Productivity, And Collegiality, L. Ortquist-Ahrens, Roben Torosyan Jun 2012

The Role Of The Facilitator In Faculty Learning Communities: Paving The Way For Growth,Productivity, And Collegiality, L. Ortquist-Ahrens, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

Effective facilitation is essential to creating and sustaining an environment in which faculty learning communities can thrive. Just as faculty learning communities differ qualitatively from other familiar work groups in higher education, the role of the facilitator differs from what are perhaps more familiar roles of content expert, lecturer, chairperson, or traditional leader. The authors explore the nature of facilitation; outline important facilitative attitudes, skills, and tasks; and consider a number of key concepts about adult learners and collaborative learning as well as group development and dynamics that can shed light on the experience from the point of view of ...


The Relationship Between Organizational Commmitment And Position In Postsecondary Education, Linda Brewer Keller May 2012

The Relationship Between Organizational Commmitment And Position In Postsecondary Education, Linda Brewer Keller

Dissertations

Organizational commitment has been linked to important employee behaviors and perceptions, including turnover, intent to turnover, absenteeism, and job satisfaction. In spite of its important outcomes, the formation of commitment is not well documented and research concerning antecedents has provided inconsistent results. Little of this research has involved the postsecondary education field and characteristics unique to it. This study investigated the relationship between employee position and organizational commitment in the postsecondary education setting. The model of organizational commitment utilized was the three-component concept developed by Meyer and Allen (1997) composed of affective, continuance, and normative commitment.

Research participants were 2 ...


Organizational Citizenship Behaviors In Higher Education: Examining The Relationships Between Behaviors And Performance Outcomes For Individuals And Institutions, Kevin Jimmy Rose May 2012

Organizational Citizenship Behaviors In Higher Education: Examining The Relationships Between Behaviors And Performance Outcomes For Individuals And Institutions, Kevin Jimmy Rose

Theses and Dissertations

Organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) have been described as employee behaviors that are not required by job descriptions, are not formally rewarded, and contribute positively to the organization. Previous research has shown that OCBs are related to both individual and organizational performance. Given the importance of OCBs to individual and organizational effectiveness, the purpose for conducting the study was to describe OCBs in the higher education context, describe the relationships between OCBs and various aspects of faculty and staff performance, and explore the extent to which institutional leaders should be concerned with the OCBs of both faculty and professional staff. The ...


What Do They Really Mean? A Translation Guide For New Student Affairs Professionals, Aaron W. Hughey Apr 2012

What Do They Really Mean? A Translation Guide For New Student Affairs Professionals, Aaron W. Hughey

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Leadership Programs For Women In Higher Education, Susan R. Madsen, Karen A. Longman, Jessica Daniels Mar 2012

Leadership Programs For Women In Higher Education, Susan R. Madsen, Karen A. Longman, Jessica Daniels

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of this abstract is to propose an AHRD conference symposium that will focus on leadership programs for women in higher education. This would be the first of four presentations, and will set the stage for a symposium that would be based on articles that will be published in a February 2012 Special Issue of Advances. I have discussed this with the Editor-in-Chief of Advances and the 2012 AHRD Conference Program Chair and received approval for this submission.


Stress And Violence In The Workplace And On Campus: A Growing Problem For Business, Industry And Academia, Matthew L. Hunt, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica G. Burke Feb 2012

Stress And Violence In The Workplace And On Campus: A Growing Problem For Business, Industry And Academia, Matthew L. Hunt, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica G. Burke

Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications

Levels of stress and violence at work have been increasing globally for the past few decades. Whether the setting is business and industry or a college campus, this disturbing trend affects a growing number of people, including those who do not work directly in these environments. In this paper the authors describe the relationship between stress and violence and offer recommendations as to how managers and administrators can reduce employee and student stress levels and help to prevent hostile behaviour from occurring in private companies, public agencies and institutions of higher education. Proactive strategies for preventing violent incidents are included ...


The Mexican Idea Of Twoyear University Degrees: A Model Of Opportunities And Challenges, Gus Gregorutti Jan 2012

The Mexican Idea Of Twoyear University Degrees: A Model Of Opportunities And Challenges, Gus Gregorutti

Faculty Publications

This study had the following general goals: a) Map some of the political and social factors that prompted the establishment of two-years Technological Universities in Mexico; b) Describe the main features of the model and how it differs from other models; c) Discuss Neoliberal Human Capital Theory as one of the main theoretical backdrop for expanding this kind of institutions; and finally, d) Assess the model’s strengths and weaknesses. To accomplish these goals, the study drew data from existing policies and from a set of six interviews to human resources directors in Monterrey area, Northern Mexico. These recruiters belonged ...


The Use Of Appreciative Inquiry In The Sales Process, Tracy A. Engstrand Jan 2012

The Use Of Appreciative Inquiry In The Sales Process, Tracy A. Engstrand

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

The organization development (OD) field has created and utilizes a number of change models which may be used by other fields. This exploratory case study looks at the use of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) model by outside sales people for a midwestern distributor. A model was developed based on the customer orientation-selling orientation (SOCO) of sales people and their use of adaptive selling behaviors. The salespeople were surveyed for adaptive selling behaviors using an ADAPTS survey (Spiro & Weitz, 1990) and for their customer orientation-selling orientation a SOCO survey (Thomas, Soutar, & Ryan, 2001) was used. Based on the survey results, sales ...


Creating Cross-Cultural Christian Community: An Instrumental Case Study, Louis Porter Ii Jan 2012

Creating Cross-Cultural Christian Community: An Instrumental Case Study, Louis Porter Ii

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

Issues of race and race relations continue to plague this nation, well into the 21st Century. Multicultural churches may offer some guidelines for healing. Sanctuary Covenant Church of Minneapolis, established in 2003 by an African American pastor, continues to operate as a multicultural church. With an attendance that exceeds 500 people each Sunday, it represents one of the larger multicultural congregations in the area as well as in the nation. Yet, Sanctuary remains in the minority because fewer than 6 percent of the churches in the United States are multicultural. In this qualitative case study I sought to understand how ...


Leadership Response To The Global Crisis: A Collective Case Study, Theresa A. Thompson Jan 2012

Leadership Response To The Global Crisis: A Collective Case Study, Theresa A. Thompson

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

In this interpretive collective case study, I studied how leaders responded and what they learned during the 2008 and 2009 global recession. Companies in the United States are experiencing turbulent economic times and complicated global challenges. As a result of these new challenges, American companies and their leaders are facing increased levels of ambiguity. The requirements of leadership are changing as the challenges and issues facing leaders today are becoming more complex and less restricted by the national boundaries. Four senior executive leaders, representing a variety of industries, participated in the study. Each of the four cases is told in ...


Leadership Response To Workplace Bullying In Academe: A Collective Case Study, Colleen A. Hegranes Jan 2012

Leadership Response To Workplace Bullying In Academe: A Collective Case Study, Colleen A. Hegranes

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

Workplace bullying is a type of harassing behavior that can have negative, even devastating, consequences for both employees and the organization, but because the abuse is status blind (not related to legally protected classes of race, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age or sexual orientation), antiharassment and antidiscrimination laws do not adequately address this phenomenon. The unique status of faculty and the protections of academic freedom, tenure, and peer review present challenges for those dealing with cases of incivility and unprofessional behavior among and between faculty members.

This interpretive collective case study captured the experiences and responses ...


The Lived Experience Of The First 300 Days As A City Manager, Richard F. Fursman Jan 2012

The Lived Experience Of The First 300 Days As A City Manager, Richard F. Fursman

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Organization Development

The purpose of this study was to understand the lived experience of newly appointed city managers through their first 300 days on the new job. Through Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), five male participants shared their experiences of joining a new city as a newly appointed city manager. Data was collected through one-on-one interviews which provided rich descriptions of the participant’s perceptions during their first 3oo days. Analysis of the interviews resulted in the development of three Super-Ordinate themes that are part of the experience of the city managers as they worked through their first 300 days. The first theme ...


Developing Teachers' Capacities To Create Caring Relationships With Students: A Case Study Of A Gandhi-Inspired Private School In India, Victoria S. Zakrzewski Jan 2012

Developing Teachers' Capacities To Create Caring Relationships With Students: A Case Study Of A Gandhi-Inspired Private School In India, Victoria S. Zakrzewski

CGU Theses & Dissertations

Research indicates that many factors may impede teachers' ability to develop caring relationships with students such as the school environment (Schaps, 2009), lack of cultural understanding (Thompson, 1998), the teacher's beliefs and attitudes about care (Goldstein, 2002), and personal experience of being cared for (Noddings, 1984). Yet, little research exists on how schools can address these and other potential limiting factors in order to help teachers cultivate caring relationships with students. The purpose of this study was to examine how one school in India, which claims to emphasize the importance of the teacher-student relationship, develops and supports teachers' capacities ...


Faculty Work: Moving Beyond The Paradox Of Autonomy And Collaboration, Mark A. Hower Jan 2012

Faculty Work: Moving Beyond The Paradox Of Autonomy And Collaboration, Mark A. Hower

Dissertations & Theses

Freedom to pursue one's intellectual interests, known as professional autonomy, is a valued and longstanding faculty tradition. Profound changes in society and the academy, however, suggest new values may be emerging. Collaboration, for example, is increasingly vital to success outside of the academy, and faculty culture, long an individualistic domain, may be shifting in response. This multiple case study explores how faculty members experience the relationship between professional autonomy and collaboration within the context of their department work. Faculty members in four departments were interviewed and both qualitative and simple quantitative data collected. The study found faculty members satisfied ...


The Mexican Idea Of Twoyear University Degrees: A Model Of Opportunities And Challenges, Gus Gregorutti Dec 2011

The Mexican Idea Of Twoyear University Degrees: A Model Of Opportunities And Challenges, Gus Gregorutti

Gus Gregorutti

This study had the following general goals: a) Map some of the political and social factors that prompted the establishment of two-years Technological Universities in Mexico; b) Describe the main features of the model and how it differs from other models; c) Discuss Neoliberal Human Capital Theory as one of the main theoretical backdrop for expanding this kind of institutions; and finally, d) Assess the model’s strengths and weaknesses. To accomplish these goals, the study drew data from existing policies and from a set of six interviews to human resources directors in Monterrey area, Northern Mexico. These recruiters belonged ...