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Ghosh, Biswadip – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
The board of Fiserv (an investment management company) has already decided to close the business no matter what. Agile Financials has agreed to buyout Fiserv and retain part of the Fiserv staff if the purchase deal closes. However, if too many of Fiserv's clients left with their accounts or if the customer satisfaction index (CSI) continued to…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Consumer Economics, Organizational Change, Change Strategies
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Lochmiller, Chad R. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
This case positions the reader as the superintendent of Jefferson City Public Schools (pseudonym). Like many urban school districts in the United States, Jefferson City faces a complex milieu of fiscal challenges attributed to inadequate state funding and declining student enrollment. Within this case, the superintendent must address the failing…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Superintendents, Public Schools, Declining Enrollment
Price, Derek V.; Sedlak, Wendy – Achieving the Dream, 2018
Community college students start college with goals including transferring to earn a bachelor's degree and gaining the skills and credentials that have immediate labor market value. These goals are not mutually exclusive. Students deserve access to clear pathways, whether they enroll in short-term education and training programs or in college…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Opportunities, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students
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Roberts, Jacqueline; Propsom, Pamela; Tobin, William – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
A small undergraduate liberal arts college explored a model, grounded in the literature, to develop a shared vision for its science and math general education curriculum that focuses on scientific literacy skills. This process has allowed us to produce shared general education learning goals across our eight science and math departments, conduct…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Liberal Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Richter, Linda M.; Lye, Stephen J.; Proulx, Kerrie – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2018
Forced displacement worldwide is at its highest in decades and millions of young children are living in conflict zones, in transitional or enduring refugee contexts, and in demographically diverse marginalized and informal settlements. There is a huge unmet need for delivering early childhood development interventions to ensure the safety and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Conflict, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
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Singh, Gurmak; Hardaker, Glenn – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
Using Giddens' theory of structuration as a theoretical framework, this paper outlines how five prominent United Kingdom universities aimed to integrate top-down and bottom-up approaches to the adoption and diffusion of e-learning. The aim of this paper is to examine the major challenges that arise from the convergence of bottom-up perspectives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adoption (Ideas), Electronic Learning
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Bull, Glen; Spector, J. Michael; Persichitte, Kay; Meiers, Ellen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Joseph South, an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology participated in a research initiative on Educational Technology Efficacy Research organized by the Jefferson Education Accelerator, Digital Promise, and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Usability, Interviews, Educational Research
Gonzalez, Taucia; Love, Larry D.; Johnson, Mary L.; Picón, Ninoska; Velázquez, Josué – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
This Equity Brief focuses on disrupting the dominant narratives around inclusion by asking the question, "Whose Voice Matters" in creating inclusive schools. Ensuring that youth from historically marginalized groups have leadership opportunities and have their voices heard is one way to support and empower them. Supporting students of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Youth Opportunities, Disadvantaged Youth, Youth Leaders
Watson, Kristin – Communique, 2017
This article explains a process for improving specific learning disabilities (SLD) eligibility guidelines in a special education cooperative in Nebraska. The Central Nebraska Support Services Program (CNSSP) is a special education cooperative that serves four public school districts and seven parochial schools in central Nebraska. Children birth…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Guidelines, Special Education, School Psychologists
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Jones, Barbara; Phillips, Farya – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
A report from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative and another from the Institute of Medicine cite working as part of interdisciplinary teams as a core proficiency area for improving health care. This article discusses the core competencies of interprofessional education and the essential role for social workers as leaders and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Health Services, Interprofessional Relationship, Minimum Competencies
Berry, Barnett; Farris-Berg, Kim – American Educator, 2016
Over the past 20 years, federal and state reforms have drawn on heavy-handed attempts to close the achievement gap through top-down management of teachers. Such approaches have often included high-stakes accountability systems that mandate what to teach and how to teach it and that evaluate teachers on the basis of annual standardized test scores.…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Change Agents, Teacher Empowerment, Educational History
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Fritch, Melia; Pitts, Joelle E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
The authors discuss the long-term accumulation of unstandardized and inaccessible content within the Libguides system and the decision-making process to create and implement a set of standards using the migration to the LibGuides2 platform as a vehicle for change. Included in the discussion are strategies for the creation of standards and…
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Information Policy, Compliance (Legal), Change Strategies
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Legreid, Ann Marie – International Research and Review, 2016
This article will highlight the major potholes or chuckholes in the process of moving forward with campus internationalization. Each pothole will have a strategy or strategies associated with filling or avoiding the pothole. These potholes fall into the broad categories of leadership, resources and fundraising, consensus building, curriculum…
Descriptors: International Education, Fund Raising, Case Studies, Liberal Arts
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Rogers, Michael; Keller, Luke D .; Price, Matthew F.; Crouse, Andrew – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
Education research provides a range of curricular reform options that can lead to improved student course outcomes. These options can appear easy to implement with the hope of immediate increases in student learning. In 2006 the Ithaca College Physics Department went down this path by moving all of their 100-level courses out of lecture halls and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Program Implementation, Introductory Courses, Physics
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Matthews, Jeff W.; Singh, RajVinder – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
This article describes a new approach, employing a combination of Positioning Theory and Semantic Polarities, that educational psychologists can use to develop and facilitate change in organisations and groups. Resistance to change can be seen as reflecting a lack of the language that the members of an organisation need to participate effectively…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Educational Psychology, Organizational Change, Resistance to Change
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