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Tuttle, William A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Social, economic and political influences are exerting considerable pressure on the development of universities and colleges. Such forces coupled with the growing influence of rankings are exerting a formidable impact upon higher education. The conceptual framework guiding this study was derived from the work of Spence and Signaling Theory (ST).…
Descriptors: Reputation, Periodicals, College Admission, Graduate Study
Premdas, Leisa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed method study was to determine the perceived impact of learning about technology via action research as a professional development activity on faculty and students in higher education. Nine faculty members--also Teaching and Technology Fellows representing various disciplines at St. John's University--were selected based…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Case Studies
Breault, Dawn E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative phenomenological dissertation examined the overall profession of transition specialization; in particular the perceptions of transition specialists regarding the sufficiency of their professional preparation and development. Fifteen transition specialists from the six states participated via semi-structured interviews. Major…
Descriptors: Specialization, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Specialists
Brown, Kneeland Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined whether the ACE fellows' mentorship experiences facilitated leadership development, the achievement of contract goals, and career benefits. The objective of the present study was to determine how former ACE fellows viewed the effectiveness of their mentorship experiences during their fellowship year in preparing them for future…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Mentors
Giazzoni, Michael J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The Two Cultures phenomenon, first given its name by C. P. Snow in 1956, consists of a conflict between participants in the academic communities of the natural sciences and the humanities; it also mirrors the methodological debate in the social sciences. This phenomenon also occurs in undergraduates in an interdisciplinary research fellowship at…
Descriptors: General Education, Conflict, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences