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Leading By Example, Miguel Martinez-Saenz , Provost, Academic Affairs, Johnny D. Pryor Oct 2006

Leading By Example, Miguel Martinez-Saenz , Provost, Academic Affairs, Johnny D. Pryor

Administrators/Executives/Staff Scholarship

The authors discuss in this article how universities and colleges would be served well if students were being exposed to people who exemplify and illustrate in their daily lives the values of their institution. Our goal is to illuminate why academic advisers, other academic affairs professionals, and faculty can (and should) serve as role models who exemplify the mission, vision, and values of an institution. This would enable students to learn about the institution's mission and also how to live lives of magnanimity and integrity.


Reflective Teaching Practice Among Student Teachers: The Case In A Tertiary Institution In Nigeria, B O. Ogonor, M M. Badmus Sep 2006

Reflective Teaching Practice Among Student Teachers: The Case In A Tertiary Institution In Nigeria, B O. Ogonor, M M. Badmus

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

The study examined the reform outcome of reflective teaching introduced by the Faculty of Education among the student teachers in a Nigerian University during the 2002\2003 teaching practice exercise. Three hundred and four students who were in the final and penultimate years of graduation comprised the sample for the study. Six research questions were raised to direct the thrust of the study. Four sets of instruments were used. They were all open ended, targeted at eliciting information on student teachers’ activities and support by teachers of partnership schools during the teaching practice, perception of student teachers’ performance by Faculty ...


Structured Faculty Mentoring In Higher Education: A Descriptive Analysis Of The Perceptions Of Junior And Senior Faculty, Jennifer J. Smith-Slabaugh Jan 2006

Structured Faculty Mentoring In Higher Education: A Descriptive Analysis Of The Perceptions Of Junior And Senior Faculty, Jennifer J. Smith-Slabaugh

Theses and Dissertations

Studies have shown that mentoring is a viable form of professional development.Faced with large numbers of retirements and a projected increase in student enrollment, the issues of recruitment, retention and revitalization of current faculty are at the core of this study. There is little empirical research on the phenomenon of structured or formal mentoring in higher education from the perspective of both the mentee and the mentor.The purpose of this study was to identify, describe, and analyze the perceived benefits that both senior or more experienced faculty mentors and junior or new-to-the institution faculty mentees at a large ...


Mentoring Student Teachers From A Distance: An Action Research Project, Michael K. Barbour, Anthony Thomas, Jason Ritter Jan 2006

Mentoring Student Teachers From A Distance: An Action Research Project, Michael K. Barbour, Anthony Thomas, Jason Ritter

Education Faculty Publications

At a large public university in the south eastern United States, prospective middle and high school social studies teachers complete a four semester undergraduate program that prepares them for the classrooms of America. Like many programs, this one begins with an introductory course that provides students an opportunity to explore questions about the nature, purpose, and practices of social studies in the modern school curriculum. As a part of this course, students also develop a rationale for teaching social studies which is used as a part of admission into the Social Studies Education program. Once they have been admitted to ...


Leadership For Scholarly Excellence: A Qualitative Examination Of Department Chair Facilitation Methods To Promote Research Productivity In Pre-Tenure Biological Sciences Faculty, Todd Anthony Pourciau Jan 2006

Leadership For Scholarly Excellence: A Qualitative Examination Of Department Chair Facilitation Methods To Promote Research Productivity In Pre-Tenure Biological Sciences Faculty, Todd Anthony Pourciau

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Leading a large, highly productive department that must compete on the global stage requires an increasingly broad skill-set. This study investigates whether there are methods that life science department chairs can employ to enhance the research productivity of their pre-tenure faculty and examines if leadership at the department chair level matters. Using a qualitative approach to examine six highly successful life science departments and their leaders as well as focus group interviews with nine pre-tenure faculty members, this study brings new discovery to the field of department chair leadership. This study validates the importance of department chair leadership while revealing ...


A Qualitative Study Of The Efficacy Of A Preservice Experience By Alternate Route Teacher Candidates At A Regional Training Site In Union County, New Jersey, Ethel Kozlik Jan 2006

A Qualitative Study Of The Efficacy Of A Preservice Experience By Alternate Route Teacher Candidates At A Regional Training Site In Union County, New Jersey, Ethel Kozlik

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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