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Strategic By Design: Iterative Approaches To Educational Planning, Shannon M. Chance 2009 Dublin Institute of Technology

Strategic By Design: Iterative Approaches To Educational Planning, Shannon M. Chance

Shannon M. Chance

oday’s tumultuous economic and political conditions require universities to adapt—fast. Leaders must attend to unforeseen crises, events, and opportunities in ways that align with their core missions, promote their universities’ continued existence, and help achieve disparate goals (Rowley, Lujan, and Dolence 1997). Good planning and good plans involve iteration; simple cause-and-effect thinking is no longer enough. Universities can—and frequently do—suffer when they use linear, mechanistic thinking (Presley and Leslie 1999; Rowley, Lujan, and Dolence 1998). Leaders can make too many erroneous assumptions about the future. And, when users view strategic plans as fixed road maps, they often fail to recognize …


Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, And Social Welfare In China, Emily C. Hannum, Meiyan Wang 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, And Social Welfare In China, Emily C. Hannum, Meiyan Wang

Emily C. Hannum

This chapter investigates poverty and social welfare among China’s minority groups. Focusing on the Zhuang, Manchu, Hui, Miao, and Uygur populations, China’s five largest minority groups, as well as other minorities in the aggregate, this chapter will begin by providing an introduction to the classification of ethnic groups in China. We consider the relationship of this classification scheme to the concept of indigenous populations, and develop working definitions of minority status and ethnic group for use in the chapter. We then discuss recent economic trends and introduce some of the main government policies targeted toward ethnic minorities. With this context …


Reflective Practices In Online Education For Non-Traditional Students, Dr. R. Jeffery Maxfield 2009 Utah Valley University

Reflective Practices In Online Education For Non-Traditional Students, Dr. R. Jeffery Maxfield

R. Jeffery Maxfield

The goal of this research was to better understand the lived experiences and perceptions of nontraditional, adult college students in an asynchronous online environment. Contemporary researchers have investigated the differences between online education and the traditional, in-class learning. Most of the work has been done in quantitative methodologies, focusing on the similarities and differences in cognitive achievement. The extant literature is replete with studies and positions claiming little or no difference between the two delivery methods. However, most research is not presented in a theoretical construct; therefore, it is difficult to create a nexus between one study and the next. …


E- Learning: Development And Directions For Organizational Sustainability, Jamil Ahmed Dr., Ijaz A. Qureshi Dr., Shakeel Iqbal, Donna Schaeffer Dr. 2009 Iqra University Islamabad Campus

E- Learning: Development And Directions For Organizational Sustainability, Jamil Ahmed Dr., Ijaz A. Qureshi Dr., Shakeel Iqbal, Donna Schaeffer Dr.

Shakeel Iqbal

Developments in the field of IT and telecommunications paved the way for use of technology in education. Near the end of last millennium, the ability of e-learning to reach distant users who want to learn at their own pace attracted the attention of many engaged in education and training. An increasing number of colleges and universities started offering online degrees and courses. There was an increase in the number of organizations using this new medium to provide training to their employees. This paper discusses some of the perceived benefits of e-learning as well as major hurdles hampering the growth and …


The Reading, Study, And Discussion Of "Great Texts" Of Literature, Philosophy, And Politics As A Complement To Contemporary Leadership Education Literature., Frank Shushok Jr., Scott H. Moore 2009 Virginia Tech

The Reading, Study, And Discussion Of "Great Texts" Of Literature, Philosophy, And Politics As A Complement To Contemporary Leadership Education Literature., Frank Shushok Jr., Scott H. Moore

Frank Shushok Jr.

Reading Greats will not provide a new and better definition of leadership, but it will equip us with some of the “best that has been thought and said,” and this has always been the true province of great leaders.


Equitable And Adequate Funding For Special Needs Children In Louisiana, Robert A. Garda Jr. 2009 Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Equitable And Adequate Funding For Special Needs Children In Louisiana, Robert A. Garda Jr.

Robert A. Garda

Comprehensive and coordinated special education remains a major problem across public schools in Louisiana. One issue arises due to the fact that special education money in some districts is allotted at the district level instead of following students to the schools they attend, resulting in inconsistent support for schools serving students with multiple types of disabilities. Money is not allocated based on student needs and the neediest students do not receive the services the funding is intended to provide.

Louisiana Appleseed and the Louisiana Bar Foundation have recruited volunteer attorneys to: (1) research Louisiana Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) formulas and …


Hot Topic #1 - Access And Student Success, Jamie Comstock 2009 Butler University

Hot Topic #1 - Access And Student Success, Jamie Comstock

Jayne Marie Comstock

This presentation is the first in a series of Hot Topic discussion platforms used (a) to orient the Butler Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee to current issues in higher education and (b) to stimulate meaningful discussion regarding how Butler addresses these concerns. The Hot Topics for review during the 2010-2011 Board meetings are: Accountability: Promoting Access & Student Success; Civic Engagement: Inspiring Students to Become Agents of Change; Global Awareness: Educating Across Borders; and Generating & Allocating Resources: Becoming Market-Smart Supports Being Mission-Driven.

The first presentation outlines the national conversation on student access to quality higher education by accenting …


Regulation By Markets And Higher Education, Benedict Sheehy 2009 RMIT University

Regulation By Markets And Higher Education, Benedict Sheehy

Benedict Sheehy

Markets have a number of uses. One increasingly important use by politicians is as a means of regulating the supply and distribution of goods and services formerly supplied and distributed by governments on non-market bases. The use of markets as a regulator of higher education is not novel. However, the increased reliance on markets as a regulator of higher education is an on-going experiment with certain predictable failures. This article explores the uses of the market in the supply and distribution of higher education and weighs it against the stated policy objectives, with particular attention to the application proposed in …


Is “Race-Neutral” Really Race- Neutral?: Adverse Impact Towards Underrepresented Minorities In The Uc System., Jose Luis Santos, Nolan L. Cabrera, Kevin J. Fosnacht 2009 UCLA

Is “Race-Neutral” Really Race- Neutral?: Adverse Impact Towards Underrepresented Minorities In The Uc System., Jose Luis Santos, Nolan L. Cabrera, Kevin J. Fosnacht

Nolan L. Cabrera

Authors examine the proportion of undergraduate applications, admissions, and enrollments preceding, during, and after Proposition 209 while accounting for the relative growth in University of California eligibility for underrepresented minorities (URMs). They employed standard deviation analyses to measure dispersion of the URMs to non-URMs. Results suggest that "disparate impact" towards URMs persists, the magnitude is large, and affirmative action alone is insufficient to ensure an equitable admissions process.


Effects Of A Rape Awareness Program On College Women: Increasing Bystander Efficacy And Willingness To Intervene., John D. Foubert, Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling 2009 Oklahoma State University

Effects Of A Rape Awareness Program On College Women: Increasing Bystander Efficacy And Willingness To Intervene., John D. Foubert, Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling

John D. Foubert

An experimental study evaluated the efficacy of a sexual assault riskr eduction program on 279 college women that focused on learning characteristics of male perpetrators and teaching bystander intervention techniques. After seeing The Women’s Program, participants reported significantly greater bystander efficacy and significantly greater willingness to help than before seeing the program. Participants outperformed a control group. Rape myth acceptance also declined among program participants. Implications for rape awareness programming are discussed.


First-Year Male Students’ Perceptions Of A Rape Prevention Program Seven Months After Their Participation: Attitude And Behavior Changes., John D. Foubert, Jerry Tatum, Eric Godin 2009 Oklahoma State University

First-Year Male Students’ Perceptions Of A Rape Prevention Program Seven Months After Their Participation: Attitude And Behavior Changes., John D. Foubert, Jerry Tatum, Eric Godin

John D. Foubert

Seven months after seeing The Men’s Program, a commonly used rape prevention program, 248 first-year college men responded to four openended questions concerning whether or not the program impacted their attitudes or behavior, particularly regarding alcohol related sexual assault. Two thirds of participants reported either attitude or behavior change during the preceding academic year due to the program’s effects or that the program reinforced their current beliefs, with many describing specific incidents of either intervening to prevent a rape, or stopping themselves from engaging in risky behavior.


When Good People Happen To Bad Things: Student Learning In Unfortunate Times, Frank Shushok Jr. 2009 Virginia Tech

When Good People Happen To Bad Things: Student Learning In Unfortunate Times, Frank Shushok Jr.

Frank Shushok Jr.

As a new member of the Virginia Tech community, Frank Shushok encourages us to recognize that tragedy, albeit incredibly unfortunate and difficult, provides a temporary openness to the bigger questions of life and living.


Collaborative Education In Singapore: A Case Study, Peter Miller 2009 Southern Cross University

Collaborative Education In Singapore: A Case Study, Peter Miller

Peter Miller

No abstract provided.


Professional Development Opportunities For Malaysian Based Doctoral Supervisors, Peter Miller 2009 Southern Cross University

Professional Development Opportunities For Malaysian Based Doctoral Supervisors, Peter Miller

Peter Miller

No abstract provided.


Collaborative Education In Malaysia: A Case Study, Peter Miller 2009 Southern Cross University

Collaborative Education In Malaysia: A Case Study, Peter Miller

Peter Miller

No abstract provided.


Singaporean Research Supervisor Professional Development, Peter Miller 2009 Southern Cross University

Singaporean Research Supervisor Professional Development, Peter Miller

Peter Miller

No abstract provided.


The Scu And Hkit Collaborative Education Agreement, Peter Miller, Raymond Cheng 2009 Southern Cross University

The Scu And Hkit Collaborative Education Agreement, Peter Miller, Raymond Cheng

Peter Miller

No abstract provided.


Urban School Reform And The Strange Attractor Of Low-Risk Relationships, Brian R. Beabout 2009 University of New Orleans

Urban School Reform And The Strange Attractor Of Low-Risk Relationships, Brian R. Beabout

Brian R. Beabout

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, school leaders in a newly decentralized school system reached out to external organizations for partnerships—a job that had previously resided in the central office. The necessity of these contacts and the quantity of newly independent schools make a unique context for studying how school leaders think and act in relation to external partnerships. Iterative interviews with 10 New Orleans public school principals reveal a range of external partnerships that can be classified into a three part taxonomy consisting of charitable relationships, technical support relationships, and feedback relationships. A discussion of low-risk relationships …


Iccs 2009 European Report. Civic Knowledge, Attitudes And Engagement Among Lower Secondary School Students In Tweenty-Four European Countries, Wolfram Schulz 2009 Australian Council for Educational Research

Iccs 2009 European Report. Civic Knowledge, Attitudes And Engagement Among Lower Secondary School Students In Tweenty-Four European Countries, Wolfram Schulz

Dr Wolfram Schulz

The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) studied the ways in which countries prepare their young people to undertake their roles as citizens. ICCS was based on the premise that preparing students for citizenship involves helping them develop relevant knowledge and understanding and form positive attitudes toward being a citizen and participating in activities related to civics and citizenship. These notions were elaborated in the ICCS assessment framework (Schulz, Fraillon, Ainley, Losito, & Kerr, 2008).


Ls201-001 Introduction To The Use Of Libraries And The Teaching Of Library Skills, Richard A. Stoddart 2009 Oregon State University

Ls201-001 Introduction To The Use Of Libraries And The Teaching Of Library Skills, Richard A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

No abstract provided.


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