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National Survey of Student Engagement, 2010
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students
Reddick, Thomas; Peach, Larry – 1983
A survey was conducted to compare the attitudes of 250 teachers, 25 principals, and 35 central office personnel from 20 middle Tennessee counties toward curricular issues. Respondents answered 29 questions on a scale of "strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree" to generate data in 7 categories of issues: curriculum…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Legal Education (Professions), Law Students
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2007
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2014
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal and administrative policies at the state and institutional level. At the center of these reforms is the need for more Tennesseans to be better…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Norris, Cynthia J. – 1985
This exploratory study investigated the leadership styles of selected administrators in Tennessee's public schools. Styles of leadership were viewed against a backdrop of current brain research, and the subjects' underlying patterns of cognitive processing were identified by means of a self-report measurement of brain dominance--the Herrmann Brain…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes
Fletcher, Richard K., Jr.; And Others – 1986
This paper compares responses of 660 teachers and 3,420 students from 36 schools (23 elementary, 4 middle, 9 secondary), located in 14 rural Tennessee counties, by school level on the Good Schools Survey instruments. Data represent teacher and student perceptions of classroom practices, support services/facilities, commitment, and goal attainment.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attitudes, Educational Environment
Furtwengler, Carol; And Others – 1986
The Tennessee Career Ladder Program is a statewide evaluation system designed to pay teachers for teaching well. The system is based on a set of objectives called Domains of Competence, which are subdivided into Indicators. Early in the design of the system, it was decided to use multiple data sources, including a variety of instruments, to assess…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Classroom Observation Techniques, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education
Fletcher, Richard K. Jr.; And Others – 1988
This paper presents the findings of a study of the effectiveness of collaboration between the Rural Education Research and Service Consortium at Tennessee Technological University and rural schools in its service area. The study uses the instrumentation and research design of the Good Schools Project (GSP) initiated by Kappa Delta Pi in 1984.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Regional Characteristics
McLarty, Joyce R. – 1986
In Tennessee, varied data-gathering devices have been employed in an attempt to determine whether an educator is qualified for a given level on the state's career ladder program and, thereby, should attain the meaningful financial benefits linked to that status. In its first year of operation, the Tennessee program employed several domains of…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Lucas, Sam – 1985
In order to determine the capacity of high schools to profit from the pre-high school computer experiences of its students, a study was conducted to measure computer utilization in selected high schools of Middle Tennessee. Questionnaires distributed to 50 principals in 28 school systems covered the following areas: school enrollment; number and…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, High Schools, Microcomputers, Questionnaires
Strouss, Sara J. – 1987
This paper describes the scoring of the upper levels of the Career Ladder system for teachers in the Tennessee Career Ladder Evaluation Systems. The instruments used to evaluate teachers include classroom observation, dialogue with the teacher, a peer questionnaire, student questionnaires, a professional skills test, professional development and…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
McMurray, Alan R.; Bentley, Ernest L., Jr. – 1987
To test a situational leadership model, this study sought to determine (1) whether, among a population of educational administrators in East Tennessee, individuals possessing high flexibility/high effectiveness leadership characteristics can be identified and (2) whether those leaders consciously apply Hersey and Blanchard's concept of maturity…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Age Differences, Decision Making, Educational Administration
McMurray, Alan R.; Bentley, Ernest L., Jr. – 1986
Theoretical concepts about situational management decisions are incorporated in an investigation of school administrators in Tennessee to determine (1) whether administrators can be identified who possess specified leadership characteristics and (2) if those leaders consider employee maturity criteria when selecting employees for tasks. The study…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
Selove, Rebecca – 1984
The first of two questions investigated in this paper concerns the relationships among three measures of teachers' expectations: that their students can succeed, that they can be successful as teachers, and that they can influence what happens in their classrooms and schools. The second question involves relationships between these three types of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Participative Decision Making
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