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Bowen, Mariya – ProQuest LLC, 2018
New graduate advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) face multiple challenges when entering an autonomous practice, including challenges acquiring clinical competency, gaining clinical knowledge regarding their specialty area, and expanding their clinical skills to perform the new job effectively. Some of this clinical knowledge and exposure…
Descriptors: Nurses, Fellowships, Pediatrics, Emergency Programs
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
Hansen, Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the last decade district-managed principal preparation programs have become common as a means for school leadership preparation (Leithwood, Seashore-Lewis, Anderson, & Wahlstrom, 2004; Turnbull, Riley, & MacFarlane, 2015), but evaluations of these programs are relatively rare. This dissertation evaluates one such program, the Mary Jane…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Principals, Case Studies, Public Schools
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
Berdanier, Catherine G. P. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Although engineering graduate programs rarely require academic writing courses, the indicators of merit in academic engineering, such as journal publications, successful grants, and doctoral milestones (e.g. theses, dissertations) are based in effective written argumentation and disciplinary discourse. Further, graduate student attrition averages…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Academic Discourse
Ferguson, Dionne J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
While African American women have been participating in higher education for more than a century, they remain significantly underrepresented among college and university professors in America. This study was pursued in an attempt to address the underrepresentation of African American women faculty at public and private universities within the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Females
Sen, Tapati – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In this study, the Arizona State University Mathematics and Science Teaching Fellows 2010 program was analyzed qualitatively from start to finish to determine the impact of the research experience on teachers in the classroom. The sample for the study was the 2010 cohort of eight high school science teachers. Erickson's (1986) interpretive,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Science Teachers, Teacher Researchers
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
Dant, William Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative study looks at the leadership perceptions and practices of career professionals in the public sector across three countries of sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana and Madagascar). All participants were alumni of the Humphrey Fellowship program, a year-long mid-career fellowship in the United States for professional development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Focus Groups, Leadership Training
Mwenda, Margaret Nkirote – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Beginning with the understanding that minority students are often underrepresented in STEM doctoral programs despite their growing proportions in the population, this study provides a description of selected minority doctoral students' experiences in STEM programs. Specifically, this study examines the influence financial support and relationships…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Doctoral Programs, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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