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Appreciating Empathy: How Writing Center Collaborations Inform Leadership Development For Student Wellness And Success, Hugo Werstler Apr 2021

Appreciating Empathy: How Writing Center Collaborations Inform Leadership Development For Student Wellness And Success, Hugo Werstler

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

The purpose of my action research project was to understand the practice of collaboration within the University of San Diego’s Writing Center as an emerging leader in Higher Education. The goal of this study was to explore the benefits of empathy and relationship development as practiced by the Writing Center to develop leadership strategies for other campus organizations that regularly interact with the institution’s student population. Using several research cycles of Appreciative Inquiry, I observed that the Writing Center functions as a stellar example of collaboration, focusing on peer-to-peer writing consultations with an emphasis on student empathy and ...


Facilitating Communication With Diverse Teams, Maryjane Lewitt Apr 2020

Facilitating Communication With Diverse Teams, Maryjane Lewitt

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Non- hierarchical communication structures are associated with greater clarity across all levels. These structures can be implemented in a variety of ways under different circumstances. A variety of communication processes should be implemented to improve communication with individualizing the technique to the type of information being communicated.


Revealed: Secret Ingredients In The Chairperson’S Recipe For Assessment, Ryan Chung, Frederick Burrack, Kelva Hunger Apr 2020

Revealed: Secret Ingredients In The Chairperson’S Recipe For Assessment, Ryan Chung, Frederick Burrack, Kelva Hunger

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic chairpersons often experience frustration or lack of support when helping faculty/staff develop and administer assessment processes. This session will provide information and strategies on how to effectively guide program assessment processes.


Using Accreditation To Build Teamwork In A Department, David A. Line Apr 2020

Using Accreditation To Build Teamwork In A Department, David A. Line

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The additional demands of the accreditation process provide a unique opportunity for program chairs to develop positive relationships between administration, staff, and faculty. This best practice presentation will look at the accreditation process from the perspective of the support staff and utilizing the accreditation process as a team building exercise.


Engaging College Communities In Collaborative Strategic Planning, Dawn Shinew, Brian Campbell, Tracy Huziak-Clark, Christina Lunceford, Trinka Messenheimer, Mary Murray, Patrick Pauken, Ray Schneider, Mark Seals, Maureen Wilson, Deborah Wooldridge Apr 2020

Engaging College Communities In Collaborative Strategic Planning, Dawn Shinew, Brian Campbell, Tracy Huziak-Clark, Christina Lunceford, Trinka Messenheimer, Mary Murray, Patrick Pauken, Ray Schneider, Mark Seals, Maureen Wilson, Deborah Wooldridge

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Strategic planning is often met with skepticism. Too often, this process goes nowhere and changes nothing. The leadership team from Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development share a collaborative strategic process focused on building a common college identity, concrete actions, and a collective sense of accountability.


Expanding Educational Potential Through Multisector Partnership, Maija Thiel May 2019

Expanding Educational Potential Through Multisector Partnership, Maija Thiel

Ed.D. Dissertations in Practice

This study examined efforts to establish and sustain collaborative educational partnerships across multiple sectors to support the resolution of complex community challenges related to skilled workforce gaps. Much attention has been placed on the politics, structures, and outcomes of such efforts, but there has been a lack of information on the relationships involved—especially within local contexts. This comparative case study of contrasting models of collaborative efforts within two communities focused on how each partnership was established and sustained, how they increased access to skilled careers, and how they were influenced by relational interdependence. This paper provides a narrative and ...


Honors And Curiouser University, Kristine A. Miller Apr 2019

Honors And Curiouser University, Kristine A. Miller

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

With roots in the Latin cūriōus, meaning “full of care or pains, careful, assiduous, inquisitive,” the word “curiosity,” like this forum on “Current Challenges to Honors Education,” grows out of both the pain and promise of critical inquiry. This essay takes up the challenge of moving honors from the periphery to the heart of higher education by daring to redefine the college or university itself. Honors fosters—and even demands—the curiosity to look beyond the comforting confines of one’s own mind. Facilitating the conversation, collaboration, and innovation that shape a curious university, honors offers students, faculty, staff, alumni ...


Redesigning Your Role As Department Chair, Ann Tate Dean, Kimberly A. Delauro, Dawn Eaton Dr. Mar 2019

Redesigning Your Role As Department Chair, Ann Tate Dean, Kimberly A. Delauro, Dawn Eaton Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

At San Jacinto College, the role of the department chair has changed significantly from the traditional model. The new structure allows for efficient communication, enhanced supervision, long-range planning, proactive problem-solving, faculty development, and innovative projects while also being more engaged in strategic initiatives and student success initiatives.


Collaborative College Leadership, Maureen E. Wilson, Dawn M. Shinew, Brian M. Campbell, Trinka E. Messenheimer, Mary M. Murray, Patrick D. Pauken, Mark A. Seals, Deborah G. Wooldridge Mar 2019

Collaborative College Leadership, Maureen E. Wilson, Dawn M. Shinew, Brian M. Campbell, Trinka E. Messenheimer, Mary M. Murray, Patrick D. Pauken, Mark A. Seals, Deborah G. Wooldridge

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

With the collaborative leadership style of a new dean, the Dean’s Executive Council (associate deans, school directors, chair) in the BGSU College of Education and Human Development transformed operations of the team and our work with college faculty. This has reenergized the college and garnered substantial faculty support and engagement.


Advocating For Your Department During A School Merger: The Chair Perspective, Mark Urtel, Amanda Cecil Mar 2019

Advocating For Your Department During A School Merger: The Chair Perspective, Mark Urtel, Amanda Cecil

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will foster discussion and reflection on best practices in advocating for your department during an academic restructuring; to ensure growth and continued success.


Promoting Community Through Caring Leadership: An Action Research Project, Hazel Claros May 2018

Promoting Community Through Caring Leadership: An Action Research Project, Hazel Claros

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

The overall purpose of this study was to increase collaboration across USD’s decentralized graduate admission departments through the approach of caring leadership (Uusiautti, 2013). The study was guided by the overarching question: How can I use caring leadership (Uusiautti, 2013) within academic affairs to encourage effective collaboration and understanding and foster a sense of community across departments? It was also guided by the sub-questions: Does gender impact the practices of collaboration and exchange of ideas within decentralized admission offices? If so, how does the current culture and structure of USD’s graduate admission offices aid/impede the practice of ...


Collaboratively - Led Living Learning Programs: An Exploration For How Collaboration Is Facilitated Between Student Affairs Units And Academic Affairs In Llps, Trisha Clement-Montgomery Jan 2018

Collaboratively - Led Living Learning Programs: An Exploration For How Collaboration Is Facilitated Between Student Affairs Units And Academic Affairs In Llps, Trisha Clement-Montgomery

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Leadership Studies

According to Inkelas et al. (2008), Living Learning Programs (LLPs) that are collaboratively led by academic affairs and student affairs units tend to have a significant impact on student learning, when compared to students who participate in LLPs that are operated by one unit (Inkelas et al., 2008). Despite evidence that co-authored LLPs are beneficial to enhancing the LLP student experience, there is little to no research that explores how administrators facilitate collaboration between the units used to co-author the LLP student experience. For this reason, the focus of this study was to explore how administrators facilitate collaboration between academic ...


Academic Libraries And Non-Academic Departments: A Survey And Case Studies On Liaising Outside The Box, Amy Wainwright, Chris Davidson Jul 2017

Academic Libraries And Non-Academic Departments: A Survey And Case Studies On Liaising Outside The Box, Amy Wainwright, Chris Davidson

Collaborative Librarianship

Partnering with non-academic departments allows academic libraries to create new programming ideas and reach more students. According to the results of a national survey, academic librarians at institutions of all sizes are partnering with many different types of non-academic departments. These partnerships offer efficiencies through shared cost and staffing and offer additional benefits to all groups involved. This article identifies the non-academic departments that these libraries are partnering with, highlights potential events to raise awareness of services, and describes ways in which these partnerships help engage with students.


Collaborative Library Outreach: A Key Retention Strategy At Open Access Institutions, Katy Mathuews, Zachary Lewis Mar 2017

Collaborative Library Outreach: A Key Retention Strategy At Open Access Institutions, Katy Mathuews, Zachary Lewis

Collaborative Librarianship

Serving large populations of at-risk, first-generation, and low-income students, open access institutions face unique challenges regarding student retention. Academic libraries with intentional outreach programs are a valuable element of a comprehensive institutional retention plan targeted to the unique student population of open access institutions. Using the Clark Memorial Library at Shawnee State University in Appalachian Ohio as a case study, this article explores the elements of an intentional library outreach program targeted to support the retention of first-year students, many of whom are classified as first-generation, academically underprepared, or otherwise at-risk. The outreach librarian facilitates collaborative and intentional engagement opportunities ...


Tackling The Bullies In Academe, Jorg Waltje Phd, Laura Trujillo-Jenks Phd Mar 2017

Tackling The Bullies In Academe, Jorg Waltje Phd, Laura Trujillo-Jenks Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Severely hurtful and undermining behavior is on the increase at university campuses, partly due to the widespread jealousy and competition that is naturally prevalent in higher education. This interactive workshop will provide strategies for chairs who have to deal with difficult faculty, but it will also point out ways to create a departmental atmosphere of civility and collegiality in which bullies cannot thrive. We will use case studies to analyze realistic scenarios that can later be used by chairpersons to encourage discussions on plans of action and solutions in their home departments.


Founding Chair, Meet New Chair: Collaborating Through Chair Successions, James F. Konopack Phd, Christopher Hirschler Phd Mar 2017

Founding Chair, Meet New Chair: Collaborating Through Chair Successions, James F. Konopack Phd, Christopher Hirschler Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Challenges abound for new chairs, including the responsibility of [re]shaping the department’s vision. This can be doubly challenging when the founding chair moves into the dean’s office. In this session, founding chair and new chair share their story and facilitate discussion about a collaborative leadership transition.


Creating A Sustainable Interdisciplinary Humanities Department, Lucia Ortiz, Kate Edney, Raffaele Florio Mar 2017

Creating A Sustainable Interdisciplinary Humanities Department, Lucia Ortiz, Kate Edney, Raffaele Florio

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

A trend at smaller colleges and universities is reconfiguring several small departments into a single, larger department. The leadership team—undergraduate chair, graduate program director, associate dean—of a Department of Humanities in its second year, will discuss the lessons learned over one year of breaking down silos across disciplines and degree levels.


Teamwork: Crucible For Learning About Collaborative Leadership, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney, Maureen A. Scully Sep 2016

Teamwork: Crucible For Learning About Collaborative Leadership, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney, Maureen A. Scully

Sherry Penney

In teaching leadership development we have developed and revised a model of teamwork and collaboration, which has yielded innovative and positive results. Our study draws on insights from more than 90 project teams, gathered over twelve years of a mid-career executive education program designed specifically to teach collaborative leadership. The teams work on a strategic dilemma with a business association or community organization, highlighting the civic engagement aspect of collaborative leadership. Teams devise their own operating procedures, refine (not simply manage) the project, create working relationships with multiple stakeholders, and present a deliverable within the nine-month span of the program ...


Librarians And Student Affairs Professionals As Collaborators For Student Learning And Success, Dallas Long Mar 2016

Librarians And Student Affairs Professionals As Collaborators For Student Learning And Success, Dallas Long

Theses and Dissertations

Increased accountability in higher education is increasingly compelling librarians to demonstrate their impact on student learning and student success. To do so, they are encouraged to collaborate with student affairs professionals to improve students' experiences. However, the literature suggests librarians lack formal, structured partnerships with student affairs professionals, and that librarians and student affairs professionals are largely unfamiliar with each other's roles in student learning. They may have narrow or inaccurate perceptions of each other, and lack meaningful ways to collaborate. This study explored librarians' and student affairs professionals' perceptions of each other's roles in student learning and ...


Inter-Departmental Collaboration To Enhance Programs And Meet Community Needs, Gale B. Rice Phd.,Ccc-Slp, Mary Beth Ohlms M.Ed., Carmen Russell Phd.Ccc-Slp, Jamie Vandycke Phd. Mar 2016

Inter-Departmental Collaboration To Enhance Programs And Meet Community Needs, Gale B. Rice Phd.,Ccc-Slp, Mary Beth Ohlms M.Ed., Carmen Russell Phd.Ccc-Slp, Jamie Vandycke Phd.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This interactive session will describe how three academic departments shared their resources and expertise to enhance program quality by giving their students opportunities to collaborate with both faculty and students of different disciplines while meeting the needs of under-represented community groups in a camp context.


A Team-Based Approach To Development, Katherine Frank, Kristi Haik, Kelly Jones Mar 2016

A Team-Based Approach To Development, Katherine Frank, Kristi Haik, Kelly Jones

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This workshop focuses on strategies for engaging in successful short- and long-term development and fundraising efforts at the program and department level, while remaining aligned with college and university priorities. Facilitators include a chairperson, director of college development, and dean.


Informal Chair Support Groups: Benefits And Obstacles, Emily Detmer-Goebel Mar 2016

Informal Chair Support Groups: Benefits And Obstacles, Emily Detmer-Goebel

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Support Groups for Chairs can be a beneficial way in which to develop as an academic leader and possibly make the job of chairperson more enjoyable and successful. The roundtable discussion will guide members through a discussion the benefits of forming such an informal support group, but also consider the obstacles.


Impact Of An Innovative Classroom On Bsn Students' Self-Efficacy And Academic Performance, Laurie Jo Singel Jan 2016

Impact Of An Innovative Classroom On Bsn Students' Self-Efficacy And Academic Performance, Laurie Jo Singel

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The critical shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States has led to increased enrollment in nursing schools, but the number of graduates is still decreasing, as nursing students struggle and fail in upper division courses. There is a significant gap in knowledge concerning students' self-efficacy (SE) as a factor directly influencing students' academic performance. The problem examined in this correlational study was the impact of collaborative learning in an innovative classroom setting on Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students' SE and academic performance. Framed by Bandura's theory of SE, the research questions examined the relationship between ...


The Cit Extended Campus Model, Irene Sheridan, Daithí Fallon, Deirdre Goggin Jul 2015

The Cit Extended Campus Model, Irene Sheridan, Daithí Fallon, Deirdre Goggin

Conference Papers

In 2006 the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in Ireland released a call for proposals under its Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). The OECD (2004) review of higher education in Ireland had made a compelling case for reform of third and fourth level education in Ireland. In the context of increasingly difficult economic circumstances the SIF became an important driver for investment and reform of higher education. One projects funded under the SIF was the Education in Employment project focused on ensuring that higher education can serve the learning needs of those in the workplace, in a partnership model which recognises the ...


It Takes A University To Build A Library, Dane Ward Apr 2015

It Takes A University To Build A Library, Dane Ward

Dane Ward

Academic libraries are rapidly changing, but the process requires campus-wide involvement. It will take a university community to shape a future library that meets the specific institutional needs of learning and research.. This transition is not just about libraries. It is about how colleges and universities come together to solve a collective challenge.


Creating Lasting Change Through Collaboration And Engagement, Marilu Goodyear, Jenny Mehmedovic Mar 2015

Creating Lasting Change Through Collaboration And Engagement, Marilu Goodyear, Jenny Mehmedovic

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Have you experienced difficulty moving a critical change forward and building the buy-in you need? Come learn how to get everyone moving forward with you. Real-life examples from a recent curriculum redesign project will be discussed and participants will apply organizational change concepts to a change initiative of their own.


Strategies For Developing Interpersonal Communication Skills For Business Students, Sharon A. Pope Jan 2015

Strategies For Developing Interpersonal Communication Skills For Business Students, Sharon A. Pope

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Strategies for Developing Interpersonal Communication Skills for Business Students

by

Sharon A. Pope

M.B.A., Cleveland State University, 1995

M.S.H.P/A., University of Cincinnati, 1983

B.Ed., University of Toledo, 1981

Doctoral Study Submitted in Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Degree of

Doctor of Education

Walden University

December 2015

Research has shown that interpersonal communication skills (ICS) are important for employment success, particularly if they are learned by students during college. A private university in Ohio identified the need to enhance students' ICS; however, the university's faculty lacked strategies to teach those required ...


College Leve Inqury Learning's Influence On Later Science Thinking Behavior, Eric Gordon Chesloff Jan 2015

College Leve Inqury Learning's Influence On Later Science Thinking Behavior, Eric Gordon Chesloff

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Society needs scientists who can collaborate to become keener analysts so that they might better inform citizens. College students who are well educated in science are likely to become better analysts. The purpose of this grounded theory constructivist-oriented study was to illuminate the influence of undergraduate freshman inquiry learning on thinking skills in science courses during the senior college year. The conceptual framework involved the 3 components of the cognitive learning cycle: exploration, concept invention, and application. Research questions concerned college seniors' perceptions of their freshman process-oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) experience in general chemistry and its influence on their ...


Key Characteristics Of Teacher Leaders In Schools, Angela Lumpkin, Heather Claxton, Amanda Wilson Dec 2014

Key Characteristics Of Teacher Leaders In Schools, Angela Lumpkin, Heather Claxton, Amanda Wilson

Administrative Issues Journal

Teacher leaders who share their specialized knowledge, expertise, and experience with other teachers broaden and sustain school and classroom improvement efforts. Teacher leaders can transform classrooms into learning laboratories where every student is engaged in relevant and well-designed curricular content, every teacher embraces the use of more effective instructional strategies, and authentic assessments provide evidence of rich student learning. This work describes four essentialities associated with teacher leaders: a focus on student learning, along with the importance of empowerment, relationships, and collaboration. In addition to gleaning insights from the literature, examples of the impact of teacher leaders in schools are ...


Teamwork: Crucible For Learning About Collaborative Leadership, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney, Maureen A. Scully Nov 2014

Teamwork: Crucible For Learning About Collaborative Leadership, Lisa Deangelis, Sherry H. Penney, Maureen A. Scully

Center for Collaborative Leadership Publications

In teaching leadership development we have developed and revised a model of teamwork and collaboration, which has yielded innovative and positive results. Our study draws on insights from more than 90 project teams, gathered over twelve years of a mid-career executive education program designed specifically to teach collaborative leadership. The teams work on a strategic dilemma with a business association or community organization, highlighting the civic engagement aspect of collaborative leadership. Teams devise their own operating procedures, refine (not simply manage) the project, create working relationships with multiple stakeholders, and present a deliverable within the nine-month span of the program ...