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Under Their Wing: A Case Study Of Caring Adults Who Support Homeless Youth, Christina L. Helfrick Jun 2024

Under Their Wing: A Case Study Of Caring Adults Who Support Homeless Youth, Christina L. Helfrick

International Journal of School Social Work

Despite many risk factors, few interventions exist to support youth who are homeless. Theories of resilience and social capital offer support for the development of a school-appointed, homeless, student advocate program. However, these theories do not offer a process or description of activities or qualities of an advocate. This case study is used as an initial step in intervention development. A one-time, focus-group was utilized as a purposeful sample of individuals experienced with supporting homeless youth will be used to create a framework for practice. This study asked the following questions: What is a programmatic framework for a school-appointed homeless …


The Digital Transformation Of Organizational Learning: A Case Study Of China Telecom, Wenhao Yu, Xiaoyan Shu, Bo Chang, Jiaqi He Jun 2024

The Digital Transformation Of Organizational Learning: A Case Study Of China Telecom, Wenhao Yu, Xiaoyan Shu, Bo Chang, Jiaqi He

Adult Education Research Conference

Digital transformation of organizational learning becomes a key strategy for the development of organizations. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to take China Telecom as a case to explore the digital transformation of organizational learning and to find out the actions that China Telecom has taken to achieve the digital transformation of organizational learning.


Mentoring: The Factors That Contribute To Persistence To Graduation For African American Male K-12 Educators In Predominantly White Institutions (Pwi) In Missouri, Paula Miller Jan 2024

Mentoring: The Factors That Contribute To Persistence To Graduation For African American Male K-12 Educators In Predominantly White Institutions (Pwi) In Missouri, Paula Miller

Adult Education Research Conference

This study investigated how mentoring enabled African American male K-12 educators to persist and obtain master’s degrees in predominately White institutions (PWIs) in Missouri.


Culturally Competent Healthcare And Its Impact On Education And Policy Reformation, Marissa Molina, Lisa R. Brown, Elijah Miranda, Erika Montoya, Elisabeth Villarreal, Lisa Caldwell-Serges Jan 2024

Culturally Competent Healthcare And Its Impact On Education And Policy Reformation, Marissa Molina, Lisa R. Brown, Elijah Miranda, Erika Montoya, Elisabeth Villarreal, Lisa Caldwell-Serges

Adult Education Research Conference

cultural competency, healthcare , diversity, migrants, policy formation, communication, microaggressions, discrimination ,qualitative, quantitative data decision making, program improvement, Higher education, artificial intelligence, incivility, training, community, race, improvement, social justice, educators, inclusivity, administration.


Library Transformation: The Futures School Experience Applied To Practice, Gloria F. Creed-Dikeogu Oct 2023

Library Transformation: The Futures School Experience Applied To Practice, Gloria F. Creed-Dikeogu

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Attendance as a member of the Plains Cohort at a three-day Futures Foundations in Natural Foresight Workshop taught by the Kedge Futures School (TFSX), provided the researcher with the opportunity to explore the theoretical ropes of library futurism alongside the natural foresight framework and the many futurist tools, like futures wheels and scenario building, that are so vital when participating in library futures strategic planning. This paper explains trend patterns and analyses and the importance of sensemaking to futures scenarios creation and how each connects to library transformation.


Casting A Critical Lens On Thailand’S Higher Education System: A Case Study Of Women’S Experiences As Agricultural Extension Faculty, Morgan A. Richardson Gilley, Richie Roberts, Kristin Stair, J. Joey Blackburn Aug 2023

Casting A Critical Lens On Thailand’S Higher Education System: A Case Study Of Women’S Experiences As Agricultural Extension Faculty, Morgan A. Richardson Gilley, Richie Roberts, Kristin Stair, J. Joey Blackburn

Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education

The agricultural industry and higher education have traditionally been male-dominated spaces in the developing world. However, in recent decades, significant progress in female representation has been achieved in both sectors. Previous research has suggested that women in the Southeast Asian agricultural industry have been more empowered than women in other regions. However, women in Thailand’s agricultural postsecondary programs have been understudied. In response, this study examined the experiences and perceptions of women agricultural extension faculty in Thailand’s higher education system. Through qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with women, three distinct themes emerged: (1) gendered disparities, (2) barriers to success in …


School Social Workers And Extracurricular Activities: The Unanswered Questions About Potential Role Conflict, Jeffrey Mccabe, Hannah Hagan Jul 2023

School Social Workers And Extracurricular Activities: The Unanswered Questions About Potential Role Conflict, Jeffrey Mccabe, Hannah Hagan

International Journal of School Social Work

Abstract

School social workers respond to students’ mental health needs from an education training perspective that defines set professional role boundaries in service provision that may differ from the multiple roles teachers have with students. One of those perspectives is a recognition of what may happen if a boundary crossing was to occur in a dual relationship with a client. Teachers are encouraged to take on a secondary role with students by coaching athletics or advising a club. Taking on dual roles with students has led to both increased job satisfaction and concerns regarding burnout for teachers. There is an …


Resolving Faculty Incivility And Workplace Bullying In Higher Education, Jared Rawlings Mar 2023

Resolving Faculty Incivility And Workplace Bullying In Higher Education, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Workplace bullying behavior exists in higher education and the purpose of this session is to present current research about bullying behaviors, explain the impact of bullying between and among populations (faculty and staff), explicate legal and ethical issues, and model practices for academic chairpersons to address bullying behaviors.


Embracing The Change: Personal Experience In Academic Unit Transformation, Hazem Said Mar 2023

Embracing The Change: Personal Experience In Academic Unit Transformation, Hazem Said

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will cover personal experience and case study on how academic unit head can embrace change, build an identity for their unit, and lead their faculty and staff in transforming their unit from obscurity to prominence while under budget constraints and limited authority.


Course Sharing: An Interprofessional Education (Ipe) Perspective, Anita Hazelwood, Jennifer B. Lemoine Mar 2023

Course Sharing: An Interprofessional Education (Ipe) Perspective, Anita Hazelwood, Jennifer B. Lemoine

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will walk participants through the steps in developing interprofessional courses; identifying course offerings, exploring units interested in course sharing, soliciting administrative support, and balancing workloads for faculty. A case study describing the introduction of a legal and ethics course will be presented and results discussed.


Developing Certificate Programs To Increase Departmental Student Enrollment, Jennifer B. Lemoine, Anita Hazelwood Mar 2023

Developing Certificate Programs To Increase Departmental Student Enrollment, Jennifer B. Lemoine, Anita Hazelwood

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Colleges/universities must think of innovative methods for attracting students to their campuses. Certificate programs have proven to do this. This presentation will address the decisions to offer certificate programs, the advantages and disadvantages for doing so, and will take participants through the step-by-step process of implementing these types of programs.


Supporting The 21st Century Classroom: Fostering Relevance And Resilience With Project-Based Learning Curricula, Shari Childers, Kara Fulton Mar 2023

Supporting The 21st Century Classroom: Fostering Relevance And Resilience With Project-Based Learning Curricula, Shari Childers, Kara Fulton

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Participants will learn about building and supporting project-based learning (PBL), a scalable, flexible approach to classes and programs that cultivates 21st century competencies in students, including collaboration and resilience. They will re-imagine a course or a program at their own institution from within a PBL context.


The Healing Organization, Sally Robertson, Laura Edmunds Mar 2023

The Healing Organization, Sally Robertson, Laura Edmunds

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

How do we transform our organizations into spaces of community, wellness, collaboration, and safety? Looking at the entire campus as “The Healing Organization” we focus on human-centered leadership practices to create a better future for our departments and our classrooms.


So Much Change!, Shaunda French-Collins, James F. Koehn, Wendy Waugh Mar 2023

So Much Change!, Shaunda French-Collins, James F. Koehn, Wendy Waugh

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters will examine change and change management in higher education leadership. For example, creating and managing fully remote faculty. Additionally, presenters will examine the importance of flexibility, as roles and demands change within administration. Lastly, participants will discuss strategies for navigating change.


Why So Touchy? Navigating Physical Touch In The Performing Arts, Joseph Skillen, Gretchen Alterowitz, Michelle Reinken Mar 2023

Why So Touchy? Navigating Physical Touch In The Performing Arts, Joseph Skillen, Gretchen Alterowitz, Michelle Reinken

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Physical touch is endemic to instruction in the Performing Arts. Two Performing Arts Chairs and the University’s Title IX Coordinator share approaches and solutions to navigating challenges resulting from the use of touch in student-instructor interactions.


Honey I Shrunk The University: Navigating Through Change In Higher Education, Stephanie Boss, Krystal Brue, Shaun Calix, Jennifer Dennis, Lance Janda, Melissa Thacker Mar 2023

Honey I Shrunk The University: Navigating Through Change In Higher Education, Stephanie Boss, Krystal Brue, Shaun Calix, Jennifer Dennis, Lance Janda, Melissa Thacker

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Enrollment declines continue to show no mercy for post-secondary institutions, threatening the long-term stability of higher education. The Department Chairs of Business, Psychology, Social Sciences and Sports & Exercise Science, and their dean, share their planned initiatives and academic strategies that have proven helpful in changing our operation mindset while addressing some of the complex issues facing the shrinking of higher education.


Potential Of Pathway Partnerships With High Schools, Terri Gaeddert Mar 2023

Potential Of Pathway Partnerships With High Schools, Terri Gaeddert

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenter and participants will discuss current and emergent trends among colleges and universities in working with high school students. Presenter will share one approach to developing partnerships and career pathways with communities and school districts. Data from three semesters of implementation will be shared.


Leadership And “Followership”: Do Department Chairs Actually Have “Followers”?, Jeff Buller Mar 2023

Leadership And “Followership”: Do Department Chairs Actually Have “Followers”?, Jeff Buller

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

There is a paradox in higher education: Everyone agrees that good, creative leadership is essential … but no one wants to be led. Most books on leadership or management discuss a leader's "followers" or use some other expression (such as team members, direct reports, or associates) that appears to suggest a different sort of relationship but, when examined carefully, is really just a euphemism for followers. The chair role in higher education is distinctive, however, in that, although it includes supervisory aspects, the members of our departments are also our colleagues. So, how do you lead when you don't really …


Practical Strategies For Establishing Yourself As A Responsible Leader, Butler Cain Mar 2023

Practical Strategies For Establishing Yourself As A Responsible Leader, Butler Cain

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Establishing a reputation as a responsible leader within higher education is a practical and achievable goal. It creates opportunities for individuals and programs, it helps build trusting relationships, and it effectively positions people for professional advancement. These strategies can help establish and maintain a positive reputation for leadership.


Leadership Doesn't Have To Be Lonely: Creating Cross-Institutional Community, Jerry Schnepp, Lisa K. Hanasono, W. John Koolage, Mary-Jon Ludy, M. Elise Radina, Jolie A. Sheffer Mar 2023

Leadership Doesn't Have To Be Lonely: Creating Cross-Institutional Community, Jerry Schnepp, Lisa K. Hanasono, W. John Koolage, Mary-Jon Ludy, M. Elise Radina, Jolie A. Sheffer

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters and participants will build communities of support through engaging in interactive co-writing surrounding shared challenges, opportunities, and solutions for academic administrators as servant leaders.


Creating An Academic Department Vision: Processes, Challenges, Rewards, Costas Spirou, Steve Mclaughlin Mar 2023

Creating An Academic Department Vision: Processes, Challenges, Rewards, Costas Spirou, Steve Mclaughlin

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chairs are expected to lead academic units by managing numerous aspects of the academic enterprise. Participants in this session will focus on the process of creating a department vision that is inclusive by engaging various stakeholders while considering the university/college strategic plan and other institutional initiatives.


Creating A Culture Of Outreach And Partnerships, Jeffrey Ward Mar 2023

Creating A Culture Of Outreach And Partnerships, Jeffrey Ward

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The presenter will share his experience building a culture of outreach and partnership development between the university and external stakeholders. Describing his college’s Council of Outreach and Arts Entrepreneurship, the presenter will share partnership building best practices that are generalizable to various departments regardless of discipline, size, scope, or mission.


Confronting The “Dark Side” Of Higher Education Administration: Building Relational Capacity Among Academic Leaders, Jared Rawlings Mar 2023

Confronting The “Dark Side” Of Higher Education Administration: Building Relational Capacity Among Academic Leaders, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Unethical leadership exists in higher education and the purpose of this session is to present current research about “dark” organizational behavior, explain the impact of unethical leadership on populations in higher education (faculty, students), present central features of relational capacity, and model practices for academic leaders to build relational capacity.


Frame Your Leadership, Rebecca L. Koltz, Melissa Odegard Mar 2023

Frame Your Leadership, Rebecca L. Koltz, Melissa Odegard

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Participants will engage with Bolman and Deal’s four frames of leadership model to gain insight and look at issues facing their departments from multiple perspectives. Come to this presentation and learn what frame(s) you use most and understand how to interact with others on your team by using different frames.


Transitions Of Self: Assuming Or Leaving A Chair Role, Denise Bullock Mar 2023

Transitions Of Self: Assuming Or Leaving A Chair Role, Denise Bullock

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

We experience multiple transitions throughout our lives. Transitioning from faculty to chair is one of those key transitional moments in which our sense of self shifts with the change in role. Participants will work through a series of exercises to discover, analyze, and plan for that transition of self.


Leadership Networks: A Strategic Approach For The Department Chair's Development, Leda Stawnychko Mar 2023

Leadership Networks: A Strategic Approach For The Department Chair's Development, Leda Stawnychko

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The interactive workshop will begin with a 20 min introductory presentation drawing on the results of an empirical study conducted at a comprehensive research university in Canada. The participants will be invited to analyze the importance of networks in the context of their own leadership development and to explore strategies to develop and nurture them.


Career Trajectory And Aspiring Deans, John Buckwalter, Leslie Durham, George Low Mar 2023

Career Trajectory And Aspiring Deans, John Buckwalter, Leslie Durham, George Low

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

While universities have processes to assist faculty to progress through their academic careers, most institutions provide little formal assistance to department chairs considering career progression to a deanship or other higher level administrative leadership positions. This interactive session provides practical guidance in an interactive format to those contemplating pursuing advancement in academic leadership.


Applied Servant Leadership: A Practical Approach, Christopher Jochum Mar 2023

Applied Servant Leadership: A Practical Approach, Christopher Jochum

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Leadership is a people business that requires courage, character and vulnerability. This workshop enables participants to explore the facets of servant leadership by developing their own personal mission statement, learning how to effectively address conflict, and understanding the value of building relationships with students, faculty and staff.


How To Effectively Serve Your Department By Being An Influential Leader, Shelley Rouser, Charlisa Edelin, Renee Marine Mar 2023

How To Effectively Serve Your Department By Being An Influential Leader, Shelley Rouser, Charlisa Edelin, Renee Marine

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

For this workshop, we will invite Chairs to critically think about their role as a servant leader and how to pull six levers of influence to drive change. We will open the discussion with research and knowledge about the different types of leadership and concentrate on why influence is essential. Following the discussion, we will collaborate with Chairs in a consultative model on some influential servant leadership successes and challenges in a working session focused on generating practical next steps and workable solutions to the problems being faced.


The Culturally Intelligent Leader, Sean F. Daly Mar 2023

The Culturally Intelligent Leader, Sean F. Daly

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Research has shown that a culturally intelligent (CQ) leader will have a positive impact on organizational culture, satisfaction, productivity, and retention. Moreover, data shows that CQ has a strong positive relationship with job satisfaction and perceived transformational leadership.

This training program is designed to help leaders develop a greater awareness of their motivation and understanding of cultural intelligence while also helping them to develop strategies and an action plan around improving their level of CQ. The suggested audience for this are experienced managers who have had some interaction with a culturally diverse population and want to serve their population better.