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Chong, Seenae Ruth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Engaging low-income parents of color in schools in ways that empower and respect rather than further marginalize remains a persistent challenge. Current studies on organizations which work with low-income parents of color in schools, which I term "parent engagement organizations" or PEOs, highlight how PEOs lend critical infrastructure…
Descriptors: Low Income, Parent School Relationship, Minority Group Students, Information Dissemination
Bagnell, Rhea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Performance appraisals traditionally have been studied quantitatively, from the manager's point of view, without considering their value or lack of value to workers. The absence of this information indicates that workers' perceptions and feelings have not always been considered. Therefore, the purpose of this phenomenological study was…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Personnel Evaluation, Job Performance, Employee Attitudes
Koch-Patterson, Penelope – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Society is more and more interconnected and interdependent. This results in a plethora of complex social problems and thereby creates the need for individuals with strong decision-making skills. This quantitative study examined the relationship between undergraduate students' participation in academic service-learning and their levels of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Decision Making Skills, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
Lozano, Reynaldo Garza – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The role of the modern radiation therapist is directed and driven by the organizational system. Changes affecting their role are implemented as a response to changes in the industry. Operations of the modern cancer center, with new and changing treatment technologies bring questions regarding the learning process of radiation therapists at a time…
Descriptors: Radiology, Allied Health Personnel, Cancer, Qualitative Research
Shaw, Marta A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the extent to which academic leaders and government officials in Poland differ in their notions of good university governance, and sought to uncover how these notions intersect with global trends in higher education governance. The research objective was to identify the criteria that determine what reforms of university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Governance
Suo, Shuguang – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Organizations have been forced to rethink business models and restructure facilities through IT innovation as they have faced the challenges arising from globalization, mergers and acquisitions, big data, and the ever-changing demands of customers. Cloud computing has emerged as a new computing paradigm that has fundamentally shaped the business…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Information Storage, Program Implementation, Taxonomy
Francis, Thomas E. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation explored the Best Practices of Executive Coaches who coach C-Level Executives. The set of best practices developed was differentiated from best practices as applied with middle-manager executive clients. C-level executives were deemed to have a role within the organization with unusual influence and complexity and thus worthy of…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Qualitative Research, Coaching (Performance), Interviews
Hurvitz, Lori A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Colleges and universities rely on alumni involvement to enhance institutions and donations from alumni to subsidize the cost of operating the institution; however, institutions cannot expect that students automatically learn how to be good alumni simply by attending college. Students must be taught this skill in a similar fashion to how they learn…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Prosocial Behavior, Alumni, Student Experience