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"Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education", Sydney Freeman Jr. Apr 2012

"Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs : A Presidential Perspective", Sydney Freeman Jr. Apr 2012

The Role Of Assessment And Accountability In Higher Education Doctoral Programs : A Presidential Perspective", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents’ Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances Kochan Mar 2012

Academic Pathways To University Leadership: Presidents’ Descriptions Of Their Doctoral Education, Sydney Freeman Jr., Frances Kochan

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

The purpose of this study was to examine university presidents’ perceptions of their academic doctoral preparation program as it related to their preparation for the university presidency. Us-ing a mixed methods approach, thirteen presidents shared what knowledge and competencies they perceived as having learned while in their doctoral program. The areas of knowledge they be-lieved they developed were foundational knowledge, knowledge acquisition of context, and com-plex cognitive knowledge. The four competencies areas they believed they refined in their pro-grams were interpersonal development, personal attributes, management, and communications. They identified fund-raising as an area they were not well prepared for.

The ...


Farther Faster: Credential To Credit, Stuart Wasilowski Feb 2012

Farther Faster: Credential To Credit, Stuart Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

This report considers a number of issues related to retention and the associated issues related to persistence and degree completion among college students. The purpose of the report is to optimize existing SPCC policies that might impact retention, completion, and employability for students, families and communities long term. For the purpose of this report a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) survey was developed and administered to the North Carolina Community College System institutions. The PLA survey assessed to what extent prior learning assessment is used among the North Carolina Community College System institutions.

A recommendation is provided on a strategy to ...


The Arabic Language: A Sociolinguistic Study, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Arabic Language: A Sociolinguistic Study, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

It is very true that bilingualism boosts ones’ cognitive skills and increases ones’ executive system. A bilingual brain has the privileges to process languages and, sometimes, code switch unconsciously. Many bilingual speakers including ESL learners focus only on understanding and analyzing the target language, leaving behind understanding and embracing their own native language. The need to make a conscious sense of how we speak our native language, how others speak it, and how it is different or similar to other language varieties, is somehow misinterpreted. In other word, understanding ones’ mother tongue is vital for the progress of acquiring a ...


The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2012

The Critical Language Awareness Impact On Language Variation, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The ideology of Critical Language Awareness is an integral part of any successful language education system. This area of specialization has played an important role in the development of sociolinguistics study. CLA expands substantially over a wide range of factors including language acquisition and variety, as well as human identity factors. Before diving into critical language awareness studies and its wide practices, the definition of CLA, according to Fiarcough, includes “how language conventions and language practices are invested with power relations and ideological process which people are often unaware of” (205). That is, language is not only a mean of ...


African American Veterans In Pursuit Of Adult & Higher Education Opportunities: Implications For Teachers And Administrators, Petra Robinson Dec 2011

African American Veterans In Pursuit Of Adult & Higher Education Opportunities: Implications For Teachers And Administrators, Petra Robinson

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


Transformational Leadership, Stuart M. Wasilowski Dec 2011

Transformational Leadership, Stuart M. Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

Transformational leaders look for potential motives in followers. The leader seeks to address higher level needs, and engages the full person of the follower (Stewart, 2006 p. 4). The result of this leadership is a mutual relationship The result converts followers to leaders and leaders into moral agents (Stewart, 2006).


Second Language Acquisition: Selected Topics, Ahlam Alfouaim Dec 2011

Second Language Acquisition: Selected Topics, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

The article includes a brief discussion of the following topics: Who is better in learning a second language: Kids or Adults. The nature of mistakes in second language acquisition. The issue of Bilingualism.


"A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency.", Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2011

"A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency.", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with adults with disabilities in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Teachers With Passion: Teaching In A Distressed Educational Environment, Professor Ben C Osisioma Oct 2011

Teachers With Passion: Teaching In A Distressed Educational Environment, Professor Ben C Osisioma

Prof Ben Chuka Osisioma

Passion is great enthusiasm, very strong emotion, a willingness to sacrifice. Men and women with passion outpace themselves as they go beyond mere talent, to leave their impact on society. Nigerian education needs teachers with passion – men and women with fire in their bones, impatient for lasting and enduring results. Such extra-ordinary pedagogues are people who will give themselves as ministers and missionaries in the temple of education.


Breaking Down Barriers To Empower Alliances, Stuart Wasilowski Aug 2011

Breaking Down Barriers To Empower Alliances, Stuart Wasilowski

Stuart Wasilowski

No abstract provided.


A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency (Dissertation), Sydney Freeman Jr. Aug 2011

A Presidential Curriculum: An Examination Of The Relationship Between Higher Education Administration Programs And Preparation Towards The University Presidency (Dissertation), Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Since the election of the first American college president in 1640—Henry Dunster of Harvard College—the position of president has been one of extreme responsibility and high visibility. There are many questions regarding how best to prepare individuals to attain this role (Chandler, 2006). Individuals come to the presidency from a variety of environments. Some come from corporations, some from governmental settings, and others come through traditional academic venues, having received doctoral degrees in an academic field of study. Recent data from the American Council of Education (2008) reported that over 40% of college and university presidents have earned ...


Book Review Of Global Perspectives On Adult Education, Deborah K. Sterner Jul 2011

Book Review Of Global Perspectives On Adult Education, Deborah K. Sterner

Deborah K Sterner

No abstract provided.


Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred Jun 2011

Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred

Petra A Robinson

In this paper, we explore the concept of adult education and lifelong learning in the Latin America and Caribbean region and situate it within the context of the CONFINTEA V, Agenda for Adult Education which was more recently reaffirmed by CONFINTEA VI. The first section provides a contextual discussion of how adult education and lifelong learning are conceptualized in the region while the second discusses the region’s response to the agenda for adult education. The third segment highlights some of the associated challenges and concludes with implications for adult educators.


Perceptions Of Beauty And Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon In Jamaica, Petra A. Robinson May 2011

Perceptions Of Beauty And Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon In Jamaica, Petra A. Robinson

Petra A Robinson

Founded on the significance of the skin bleaching phenomenon in Jamaica, and the persistent influences of colonialism, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to explore the skin bleaching phenomenon and (b) to provide a snapshot of how colonialism (despite national independence) influences perceptions of beauty and identity in Jamaica, particularly through informal learning. Based on an empirical study, the research sought to explore and understand the perceptions and motivations behind the practice of skin bleaching, given the historical and social context, and how it influenced the participants’ perceptions of beauty and identity.


“A Presidential Curriculum: A Four Stage Model For The University Presidency ”, Sydney Freeman Jr. Mar 2011

“A Presidential Curriculum: A Four Stage Model For The University Presidency ”, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD, COI

No abstract provided.


“A Model Of Support For African American Doctoral Student Success: Bridging Mentoring, Professional Development, And Scholarship”, Sheila D. Moore, Tonja Exford, Sydney Freeman Jr., Jennifer A. Wells Feb 2011

“A Model Of Support For African American Doctoral Student Success: Bridging Mentoring, Professional Development, And Scholarship”, Sheila D. Moore, Tonja Exford, Sydney Freeman Jr., Jennifer A. Wells

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Market Intelligence Study For The Tweed/Gold Coast Campus Of Southern Cross University: Report To Vice-Chancellor And President Of Southern Cross University, Pat Gillett, Jennifer Harrison, Dennis Howard, Stephen Kelly Feb 2011

Market Intelligence Study For The Tweed/Gold Coast Campus Of Southern Cross University: Report To Vice-Chancellor And President Of Southern Cross University, Pat Gillett, Jennifer Harrison, Dennis Howard, Stephen Kelly

Adjunct Professor Stephen J Kelly

No abstract provided.


Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Jan 2011

Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with adults with disabilities in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Collective Choice, Justin Schwartz Jan 2011

Collective Choice, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

This short nontechnical article reviews the Arrow Impossibility Theorem and its implications for rational democratic decisionmaking. In the 1950s, economist Kenneth J. Arrow proved that no method for producing a unique social choice involving at least three choices and three actors could satisfy four seemingly obvious constraints that are practically constitutive of democratic decisionmaking. Any such method must violate such a constraint and risks leading to disturbingly irrational results such and Condorcet cycling. I explain the theorem in plain, nonmathematical language, and discuss the history, range, and prospects of avoiding what seems like a fundamental theoretical challenge to the possibility ...


Definitions Of Adult Education, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2011

Definitions Of Adult Education, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This paper is articulated in the interest of new entrants into the profession of adult education, to colleagues – educators and non-educators, who may wish to share in this all- embracing and encompassing discipline which seems to be confusing to many people, also for the advancement of knowledge in this area of study. The paper explains why the concept of adult education seems confusing, reviews some definitions of adult education by different authors, proposes some definitions, highlighted andragogy as conceived by Malcolm Knowles and pointed out that it should not be viewed as being in sharp contrast with pedagogy in the ...


The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis Jan 2011

The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


“Presidential Perceptions On The Future Of Higher Education Administration Programs: Implications For Curriculum”, Sydney Freeman Jr. Nov 2010

“Presidential Perceptions On The Future Of Higher Education Administration Programs: Implications For Curriculum”, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.


Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2010

Learning Efforts And Experiences Of Adult Students With Disabilities In A University Setting, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


Sustainability Curriculum At Depaul University: A Strategic Value Analysis For A Catholic, Vincentian And Urban Institution, Marco Tavanti Apr 2010

Sustainability Curriculum At Depaul University: A Strategic Value Analysis For A Catholic, Vincentian And Urban Institution, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

DePaul University as institution and community is investing in sustainable values aligned with its mission. This requires a clear vision and collaborative efforts that go beyond disciplines and colleges. This presentation illustrates some of the challenges and opportunities for implementing sustainability across DePaul university, a Catholic, Vincentian and urban institution.


“The University President’S Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies: A Review Of Literature", Sydney Freeman Jr. Mar 2010

“The University President’S Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies: A Review Of Literature", Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

No abstract provided.