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Self-Reflections On Differentiation: Understanding How We Teach In Higher Education, Nykela Jackson, Lesley Evans Jul 2017

Self-Reflections On Differentiation: Understanding How We Teach In Higher Education, Nykela Jackson, Lesley Evans

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Teachers are called to accommodate the individualized learning needs of a wide range of students. To support prospective and current teachers with this challenge, it is imperative to help them not only understand the theory of differentiated instruction, but how to implement it into practice. Building upon past research in the realm of higher education, this study sought to identify the past teaching experiences and expectations of two former K-12 teachers that formed the philosophy and practices that they bring to teacher preparation courses. Framed by interview questions used in past research with faculty, the two researchers self-reflected on their …


The Four Quadrants Of Administrative Effectiveness, Rob Jenkins Mar 2017

The Four Quadrants Of Administrative Effectiveness, Rob Jenkins

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Administrative effectiveness can be charted on X and Y axes, with X representing responsibility and Y representing control. The best administrators tend to fall in the “High Responsibility / Low Control” quadrant. The session includes an assessment that allows administrators to chart themselves and see which quadrant they typically inhabit.


Critical Questions Related To The Influence Of Academic Advising On Student Success: Setting A Research Agenda, Wendy Troxel Mar 2017

Critical Questions Related To The Influence Of Academic Advising On Student Success: Setting A Research Agenda, Wendy Troxel

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic leaders, faculty, and academic advisers are uniquely positioned to describe complex scenarios related to student success that need further systematic examination and analysis. This highly interactive session will engage participants in a brainstorming and consensus-building activity to generate a list of "critical questions" in related to the relationship between academic advising and student success that leads to meaningful research across disciplinary contexts and partnerships. The resulting document will be useful to faculty and staff who desire to engage in research that will inform the scholarship of advising and implications for advising practice in all levels of higher education.


“Creating What I Think I Should Be Doing”: Contradictions And Learning Of College Job Changers, Joann S. Olson, Junghwan Kim Jan 2017

“Creating What I Think I Should Be Doing”: Contradictions And Learning Of College Job Changers, Joann S. Olson, Junghwan Kim

Adult Education Research Conference

This roundtable, and the study it is based on, outlines how non-faculty staff at a small college described their own workplace learning after a “significant” job change (as defined by the participant).


Exploring Adult Learners’ Knowledge Construction Of Social Foundations Content: One Higher Education Context, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Royce Ann Collins Jan 2017

Exploring Adult Learners’ Knowledge Construction Of Social Foundations Content: One Higher Education Context, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Royce Ann Collins

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative study explores adult learners’ knowledge construction of social foundations content within a Master of Adult Education program, broadening the understanding of the tenets of constructivist learning.


Career Transition To Non-Tenure-Line Faculty: Midlife Women’S Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom Jan 2017

Career Transition To Non-Tenure-Line Faculty: Midlife Women’S Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom

Adult Education Research Conference

Numbers of new faculty with prior careers, women faculty, and non-tenure-line faculty are increasing. This study investigated the career transitions and strategies of women midlife career changers to non-tenure-line faculty.


African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders Jan 2017

African-American Males In Higher Education, Cedric G. Sanders

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this roundtable proposal is to present and frame a future research project challenging the narrative of disparity on African-American males in higher education and advocate the need for scholarship that focuses on positive stories of how African-American males navigate in higher education.