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Intentional Curriculum Development For An Introductory Leadership Course At The University Of San Diego, Kayla Snow May 2020

Intentional Curriculum Development For An Introductory Leadership Course At The University Of San Diego, Kayla Snow

M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects

The purpose of this study was to better understand the needs of the Emerging Leaders courses at the University of San Diego. My overarching research question was: how do I utilize previous instructors, students, and campus partners to implement curriculum changes that will enhance classroom inclusivity and educational impact for this undergraduate leadership course? Using McNiff’s cycles of action research as a guiding framework, I explored the intentionality behind developing a curriculum that guides these classes. Reflecting on student feedback, I was able to see an overall satisfaction in the implemented curriculum changes. Ultimately, this work was significant in ...


Developing Mentoring Relationships Among Collegiate Coaches Using Developmental Leadership Strategies, Lawren Mckinney May 2020

Developing Mentoring Relationships Among Collegiate Coaches Using Developmental Leadership Strategies, Lawren Mckinney

Leadership Education Capstones

A mentor is described as a role model with influence on another’s professional career (Abiddin, 2006). Mentoring comes from a development of an individual (Abiddin). Where this development is the growth of the individual to develop a leadership style (Day, 2011; Day et al., 2014). The purpose of this study is to explore how developmental leadership can help increase mentoring relationships between collegiate coaches in Division II athletics. The experiences of this phenomenon among collegiate coaches gives the opportunity to hear from them the individuals directly involved in these mentoring relationships within the program striving for continuous growth. This ...


Promoting Student Success In Uncertain Times: Five Practical Strategies For Academic Leaders During The Pandemic, Kent Willis, Amanda Ratcliff May 2020

Promoting Student Success In Uncertain Times: Five Practical Strategies For Academic Leaders During The Pandemic, Kent Willis, Amanda Ratcliff

Education Doctorate Faculty Works

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, academic leaders at colleges and universities across the United States have faced the nearly impossible challenge of rapidly introducing remote operations. Remote instruction is not new within higher education, but deploying all services and instruction from face-to-face to online in a matter of days comes with underlying challenges. Provosts, deans, associate deans, and department chairs are pressed to make quick decisions about instructional continuity with little time for deliberation. Many leaders feel unsure about these decisions and worry about future implications. Student-centered decision-making has never been more critical than now. Here are five practical ...


Residential Faculty Members’ Differential Use Of Blackboard Tools: A Case Study, Stephen Mwendwa Kitoo May 2020

Residential Faculty Members’ Differential Use Of Blackboard Tools: A Case Study, Stephen Mwendwa Kitoo

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this single instrumental case study was to understand the differential use of Blackboard tools for residential faculty members at a large private nonprofit university in the Southeastern part of the United States. The differential use of Blackboard tools was generally defined as the tendency of residential faculty members in universities to use certain Blackboard tools over others available to them. The theory that guided this study was the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) by Venkatesh, Morris, Davis, and Davis (2003) as it explained factors influencing faculty members’ use of Blackboard tools. The central ...


Attitudes Of Health Profession Faculty Involved In A Simulation-Based Interprofessional Education Experience, Shannon Ashe May 2020

Attitudes Of Health Profession Faculty Involved In A Simulation-Based Interprofessional Education Experience, Shannon Ashe

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Interprofessional education and collaborative practice are the current standards of the global healthcare field. In order to better understand the barriers to completing simulation-based interprofessional education (Sim-IPE), faculty attitudes and perceptions need to be identified and addressed. In the current study, the researcher sought to identify the attitudes of health profession faculty at a private university within a college of health sciences that includes over 20 academic programs, exclusive of medicine, in relation to a planned large-scale Sim-IPE in the acute care setting. Utilizing both a correlational and repeated measures approach, the researcher explored a previously planned interprofessional experience that ...


How Can I Use Learning Analytics In My Teaching Practice, Geraldine Gray Dr Apr 2020

How Can I Use Learning Analytics In My Teaching Practice, Geraldine Gray Dr

Certificate in Teaching and Learning

In this guest lecture, Geraldine gave an overview of the genesis and practice of learning analytics in higher education in Ireland and beyond.


Continuing The Conversation On Collegiality, Angela Walters, Stacey Smith, Melissa Hunsicker-Walburn, Brooke Moore Apr 2020

Continuing The Conversation On Collegiality, Angela Walters, Stacey Smith, Melissa Hunsicker-Walburn, Brooke Moore

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Are you interested in measuring and incentivizing collegiality? Do you have concerns with using collegiality for faculty development, merit, or tenure? Bring your experiences and perspectives to the table as three department chairs and their college dean (a lawyer) facilitate a healthy discussion on the measurement tools, legal landscape, and business case for collegiality.


Understanding And Practicing Self Care, Melissa Hall, Geoff T. Reddick Apr 2020

Understanding And Practicing Self Care, Melissa Hall, Geoff T. Reddick

Southeastern Council on Family Relations Conference

Due to the high rates of burnout and compassion fatigue in many of the helping professions, it’s becoming increasingly important for students and professionals to better understand theories and strategies that will help them build resiliency and protect themselves from the negative effects of burnout and fatigue. This session focuses on how we as a department assist family studies students in developing a broad understanding of self-care and in helping them establish practical habits that promote resiliency in their respective professions. This presentation provides participants with practical examples of self-care.


Understanding Self-Efficacy Of Regional University Adjunct Faculty: A Qualitative Case Study, Aletta Brook Purdum Apr 2020

Understanding Self-Efficacy Of Regional University Adjunct Faculty: A Qualitative Case Study, Aletta Brook Purdum

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the self-efficacy of adjunct faculty at Colonial State University (CSU; a pseudonym). The theories guiding this study were Bandura’s theory of self-efficacy and Maslow’s human motivation theory since motivation-impacting self-efficacy was described as a dynamic that has definitive antecedents, but confidence in one’s abilities and skills can change as a result of personal achievements, individual experiences, outside influences, and purpose. This qualitative research was conducted to improve understanding about the self-efficacy of regional university adjunct faculty. There was a plethora of research available about adjunct faculty but ...


Meta-Analysis Of Asian Students’ Acculturative Stress In U.S. Higher Education, Chi Yun Moon, Patricia Larke Mar 2020

Meta-Analysis Of Asian Students’ Acculturative Stress In U.S. Higher Education, Chi Yun Moon, Patricia Larke

Journal of Multicultural Affairs

Most studies examining acculturative stress have found that students of Asian decent experience higher levels of acculturative stress in American higher education institutions than do students of European decent, but effect sizes have ranged widely, and the results of comparisons between Asians and other ethnic groups are inconsistent. To obtain estimates of the magnitude of cultural group differences in acculturative stress, meta-analyses were conducted. Meta-analytic review of 13 studies exploring Asian students’ acculturative stress in higher education during the past two decades revealed that students of Asian decent experienced a higher level of acculturative stress when compared to students of ...


Higher Education: Path Or Barrier To Opportunity?, Amanda Jd Simpfenderfer Mar 2020

Higher Education: Path Or Barrier To Opportunity?, Amanda Jd Simpfenderfer

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

Higher education has long been viewed as the pathway to economic and social mobility within the United States and yet institutions have historically restricted access based on race, gender, and social class. This scholarly paper, explores, argues, and presents evidence to demonstrate how the impact of colonialism, neoliberalism, and cultural capital/wealth intersect and have served to mold higher education into a tool of oppression, by limiting access and attainment, to historically underserved and oppressed populations.


March 2020, Lisa Friesen Mar 2020

March 2020, Lisa Friesen

The CETL Correspondent

It’s March and Spring Break is within reach! We have been busy in CETL with workshops, enrollment, and jumping into grant writing!


Growing Grit To Produce Doctoral Persistence: A Grounded Theory Study, Melanie Denise Moran Hudson Mar 2020

Growing Grit To Produce Doctoral Persistence: A Grounded Theory Study, Melanie Denise Moran Hudson

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this systematic grounded theory study was to generate a model explaining how grit and a growth mindset develop and influence doctoral persistence in doctoral completers. The theories guiding this study were Tinto’s (1975) student integration theory of college persistence, Duckworth’s (2016) theory of grit, and Dweck’s (2016) theory of mindset. Interview and reflective journaling data, as well as scores on the Short Grit Scale (Duckworth, 2016) and the Dweck Mindset Instrument (Dweck, 2016), from 12 doctoral completers were analyzed using systematic coding consistent with a grounded theory research design. The central research question of ...


Efforts And Courage Are Not Enough Without Purpose And Direction: A Phenomenological Study On How Mid-Level Administrators Learn And Acquire Leadership Skills In Higher Education, Melissa Brunson Feb 2020

Efforts And Courage Are Not Enough Without Purpose And Direction: A Phenomenological Study On How Mid-Level Administrators Learn And Acquire Leadership Skills In Higher Education, Melissa Brunson

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this phenomenological study was to identify and describe the lived experiences of mid-level administrators as it relates to leadership development in Private Non-Profit Higher Education in both formal and informal settings.

Methodology: This study was a phenomenological study that identified and described the lived experiences of mid-level administrators as it relates to the leadership development for 18 mid-level administrators in both formal and informal settings in Private Non-Profit higher education.

Findings: Examination of the qualitative data from 18 mid-level administrators who work in Nonprofit Private higher education yielded 10 major findings. The findings were divided into ...


Honoring The Il Frame Of Creation In The Honors Ba Thesis, Amy J. Harris, Kathy F. Kempa Feb 2020

Honoring The Il Frame Of Creation In The Honors Ba Thesis, Amy J. Harris, Kathy F. Kempa

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Approximately 75% of honors programs have thesis or capstone requirements (Savage & Cognard-Black, 2016). Seeing the need to provide structure, scaffolding and guidance for these undergraduates, librarians created a course, Introduction to the Honors Thesis, as a required course for 2nd semester Juniors in the Honors Program. In the course the frames of “Searching as Strategic Exploration” and “Information Creation as a Process” are taught. Students then demonstrate these frames through writing reflection papers, “source annotation” papers, and writing a prospectus. This includes an Introduction and Literature review to provide a solid foundation for the Senior level course Thesis Writing ...


Identifying The Best Practices That Are Being Used To Promote Higher Education In Both Civil Service And Non-Civil Service Police Departments, Raymond Trigg Feb 2020

Identifying The Best Practices That Are Being Used To Promote Higher Education In Both Civil Service And Non-Civil Service Police Departments, Raymond Trigg

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This study was conducted to identify the best practices that are being used to promote higher education in both civil service and non-civil service police departments. This study also examined the higher educational incentives/policies that are currently established in municipal police departments to promote continued higher education. Factors such as tuition reimbursement, educational incentive pay, higher education standards for promotion and hiring, and rank and time of service were examined. Based on this examination, policy recommendations can be made to affect the level of education for municipal police officers positively. The organizational analysis provided a look at previously unseen ...


Indirect Feedback: A Dialoguing Approach To Assessment, Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, Ricardo Tejeiro, Anthony Edwards, Estefania Campos Feb 2020

Indirect Feedback: A Dialoguing Approach To Assessment, Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, Ricardo Tejeiro, Anthony Edwards, Estefania Campos

Higher Learning Research Communications

Whilst there is consensus in the current literature that feedback plays a fundamental role to student performance and learning, there is also debate about what makes it effective. Particularly, some assessment instruments, like the National Student Survey in the United Kingdom, reveal that evaluation and feedback are systematically amongst the areas that students are less satisfied with. This paper aims to describe the ‘indirect feedback’ (IF) technique, which was utilised by the principle author in his previous tenure as a Professor at the University of Cadiz (Spain) and to reflect on how it can be applied to overcome some of ...


Augmented-Virtual Reality: How To Improve Education Systems, Manuel Fernandez Feb 2020

Augmented-Virtual Reality: How To Improve Education Systems, Manuel Fernandez

Higher Learning Research Communications

This essay presents and discusses the developing role of virtual and augmented reality technologies in education. Addressing the challenges in adapting such technologies to focus on improving students’ learning outcomes, the author discusses the inclusion of experiential modes as a vehicle for improving students’ knowledge acquisition. Stakeholders in the educational role of technology include students, faculty members, institutions, and manufacturers. While the benefits of such technologies are still under investigation, the technology landscape offers opportunities to enhance face-to-face and online teaching, including contributions in the understanding of abstract concepts and training in real environments and situations. Barriers to technology use ...


Good Teaching: Aligning Student And Administrator Perceptions And Expectations, Lazarus Nabaho, Joseph Oonyu, Jessica Norah Aguti Feb 2020

Good Teaching: Aligning Student And Administrator Perceptions And Expectations, Lazarus Nabaho, Joseph Oonyu, Jessica Norah Aguti

Higher Learning Research Communications

Literature attests to limited systematic inquiry into students’ conceptions of good teaching in higher education. Resultantly, there have been calls for engaging students in construing what makes good university teaching and in developing a richer conception of teaching excellence. This interpretivist study that is based on views of final year university students from six academic disciplines investigated students’ conceptions of good teaching at Makerere University in Uganda. Students conceived good teaching as being student-centred, demonstrating strong subject and pedagogical knowledge, being approachable, being responsive, being organised, and being able to communicate well. Most of the conceptions of good teaching hinge ...


Editorial, Gary J Burkholder Feb 2020

Editorial, Gary J Burkholder

Higher Learning Research Communications

We are pleased to publish five essays as part of our co-sponsorship of the MAGIC (Methods, Aesthetics, & Genres in Communication) conference organized by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. This conference was organized by Center for Professional Communication under the aegis of the College of Engineering Studies. The purpose of the conference was to bring together academicians and researchers to deliberate and discuss upon developing communication skills. The emphasis was on empowering the workforce with effective and sustainable communication skills. The conference also supports the efforts of Skill India to help enhance the skills ...


Teaching Community College Students Strategies For Learning Unknown Words As They Read Expository Text, Leslie Craigo, Linnea C. Ehri, Manijeh Hart Feb 2020

Teaching Community College Students Strategies For Learning Unknown Words As They Read Expository Text, Leslie Craigo, Linnea C. Ehri, Manijeh Hart

Higher Learning Research Communications

An experiment was conducted to investigate methods that enable college students to learn the meaning of unknown words as they read discipline-specific academic text. Forty-one college students read specific passages aloud during three sessions. Participants were randomly assigned to three vocabulary learning interventions or a control condition. The interventions involved applying context, morphemic, and syntactic strategies; applying definitions; or applying both strategies and definitions to determine word meanings. Word learning and comprehension were measured during the interventions and in a transfer task to assess treatment effects on independent text reading. Results revealed that students in all three intervention groups outperformed ...


Quality Assurance In Higher Education: A Review Of Literature, Tricia Ryan Feb 2020

Quality Assurance In Higher Education: A Review Of Literature, Tricia Ryan

Higher Learning Research Communications

The aim of this paper is to present a general view and a brief literature review of the main aspects related to quality assurance in global higher education. It provides an overview of accreditation as a mechanism to ensure quality in higher education, examines models of QA, and explores the concept of quality. In addition, this paper provides a review of research on the effectiveness of quality assurance practices, with a particular focus on student involvement with quality assurance. In reviewing the concept of quality assurance itself, the author noted there is a need for a common framework for a ...


Inspiring And Incentivising Professional Development At Cct College Dublin: A Multi-Pronged Approach, Naomi Jackson, Marie O' Neill Feb 2020

Inspiring And Incentivising Professional Development At Cct College Dublin: A Multi-Pronged Approach, Naomi Jackson, Marie O' Neill

Faculty Presentations

This presentation looks at the attributes of professional development delivery at CCT. it also explores professional development initiatives that CCT contributes at a national level. Coverage of the conference can be accessed on Twitter at #modelsofsuccess. Slides of the conference can be viewed here.


The Creative Engine Project, Kelvin Martins Jan 2020

The Creative Engine Project, Kelvin Martins

Certificate in Teaching and Learning

In this presentation, Kelvin gave an overview of the Creative Engine project at Dublin City University on which he works as a researcher.

The project has five key outcomes including:

  1. The development of 6 new training modules on Creativity and Innovation in Engineering;
  2. A Report on the Innovation Skills needs of Engineering Industries across Europe;
  3. The production of Infographic report on Creativity and Innovation Needs;
  4. The Provision of Supplementary Resources Package on Creativity and Innovation;
  5. An Online Toolkit that companies can use to build awareness and understanding of creativity and innovation skills.

More on the Creative Engine Project at: https ...


Pedagogical Practice And Research: Like Heads And Tails. Both Different, Both Necessary, Better Together, Brett Becker Dr Jan 2020

Pedagogical Practice And Research: Like Heads And Tails. Both Different, Both Necessary, Better Together, Brett Becker Dr

Certificate in Teaching and Learning

In this guest lecture, Brett gave an overview of the benefits of and approaches to pedagogical research.


Ceit Happens, Issue 1, Center For Excellence And Innovation In Teaching Jan 2020

Ceit Happens, Issue 1, Center For Excellence And Innovation In Teaching

CEIT Publications

Welcome to the inaugural newsletter from the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching. Its purpose is to let you know all that we’re doing, provide resources on teaching strategies, and highlight examples of effective teaching around campus --Calendar of events --Peer Coaching --Warner Reading Group --Single-point Rubrics --Wendy Bjerke and Sway --Metacognition and CTL 125 -- Fellows Update --Quality Matters --Student Course Surveys.


Effective Governance For Independent Fet And Het Providers, Naomi Jackson Jan 2020

Effective Governance For Independent Fet And Het Providers, Naomi Jackson

Faculty Presentations

This presentation explores academic governance structures and processes in relation to FET and HET education providers. Topics covered include the separation of commercial interests from governance mechanisms and externality.


Female Student Veteran's Transition To College, Doug Michaels Jan 2020

Female Student Veteran's Transition To College, Doug Michaels

Masters Theses

This study was focused on learning more about the experiences female student veterans have while transitioning from the military to college as well as what types of resources they utilized during this time. Research on this population is very limited, but the number of relevant studies completed is increasing. A narrative qualitative approach was utilized for this study in order to give this population the platform to tell their stories and for their voices to be heard. There were four participants who have all served at least one year in the military and have completed at least one year of ...


Afriican American Students' Experiences Of Stress From Discrimination In Online Doctoral Education, Senovia Wyche Jan 2020

Afriican American Students' Experiences Of Stress From Discrimination In Online Doctoral Education, Senovia Wyche

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Abstract

There is a lack of current research about the experiences of stress related to discrimination encountered by African American students in online doctoral programs. Such discrimination can negatively impact the academics, educational experiences, and overall health of this student population. In this generic qualitative study, how African American students in online doctoral programs interpreted, perceived, and responded to their experiences of stress regarding discrimination was explored. Using the conceptual framework of Lazarus and Folkman’s cognitive appraisal theory, the research questions addressed stress related to discrimination encountered in online educational institutions, discriminatory factors perceived as inhibitors towards earning a ...


Faculty And First-Year Students' Perceptions Of Civility In College, Conni Eve Claflin Jan 2020

Faculty And First-Year Students' Perceptions Of Civility In College, Conni Eve Claflin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

While researchers have identified student incivility as a problem in higher education in the United States, little is known about how students and faculty perceive the issue within the classroom environment at a private university in the northeast. Uncivil behavior can negatively impact the learning environment. The purpose of this mixed-methods case study was to compare students' and faculty's perceptions of civility in the classrooms and explore how civility is addressed in course syllabi and artifacts. The theoretical base was Clark's continuum of incivility, and the conceptual framework was Bandura's social cognitive theory. Types and frequency of ...