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Studenberg, Heather Nicole Lancin – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation examined chief student affairs officers' perceptions of institutional crisis management, preparedness, and response. A goal of this study was to uncover findings that can benefit crisis management protocols or best practices regarding crisis management team training, plan communications, and emergency management personnel on…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Administrators, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs
Bozylinski, Elena – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore the influence of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification on the careers of PMP-certified female information technology project managers who are current members in a mid-Atlantic Project Management Institute chapter in the United States. The aim of this study was…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Females, Phenomenology, Structured Interviews
Plummer, Eric S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the use of virtual emergency management systems within operational and tactical environments and explored the experiences of officials using these virtual systems regarding communication of information, coordination of resources, and strategic thinking throughout a critical incident at 4-year public institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Critical Incidents Method, Computer Simulation, Management Systems
Cauthen, Hillary Ayn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop a sport-based life skills scale that assesses 20 life skills: goal setting, time management, communication, coping, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, teamwork, self-discipline, decision making, planning, organizing, resiliency, motivation, emotional control, patience, assertiveness, empathy,…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Adolescents, Young Adults, Measures (Individuals)
Stark, Rick A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The study of superintendent-school board relationships is a worthwhile endeavor from a practitioner's point of view and is important for the success of a school district. The conceptual framework consisted of features and ideas related to organizational leadership theory and the political view taken from the literature reviewed. The alliance…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Board Administrator Relationship, Boards of Education, Cultural Awareness
Lee, Ki Jung – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Online social networks (OSNs), while serving as an emerging means of communication, promote various issues of privacy. Users of OSNs encounter diverse occasions that lead to invasion of their privacy, e.g., published conversation, public revelation of their personally identifiable information, and open boundary of distinct social groups within…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Privacy, Causal Models, Decision Making
Baker, Ross A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The author investigated the existence of critical success factors for computer technology projects. Current research literature and a survey of experienced project managers indicate that there are 23 critical success factors (CSFs) that correlate with project success. The survey gathered an assessment of project success and the degree to which…
Descriptors: Computers, Information Technology, Risk Management, Stakeholders
Whitlow, Jan H. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study compares perceptions of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students and recent MBA graduates with those of employers of recent MBA graduates and MBA faculty regarding the skills, competencies, and experiences needed to be successful in their new graduate jobs. The researcher gathered stakeholder perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Graduates, Student Attitudes, Employer Attitudes
Debrosse-Bruno, Marie Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems present a management problem for various industries including institutions of higher education (IHEs) because they are costly to acquire, challenging to implement, and often fail to meet anticipated expectations. ERP systems are highly complex due to the nature of the operations they support. This…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Program Implementation, Educational Planning, Higher Education
Schumacher, Silvia C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Online learning has become a popular alternative to traditional schools, allowing flexible schedules and availability of accelerated programs. In spite of the positive attributes, online education faces some challenges, such as assessing student engagement, seen as an indicator of academic excellence. The literature reveals that existing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Adult Students, Learner Engagement, Measures (Individuals)
Warrner, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this comparative case study was to identify skills that are essential for construction management baccalaureate graduates to possess to have a successful transition from college to career. This qualitative study included interviews from twenty participants. The first set of participants included 10 alumni who recently graduated from…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Educational Needs, Construction Industry, Success
McGee, Mary Jane Christy – ProQuest LLC, 2017
More than 38% of the U.S. public workforce will likely retire by 2030, which may result in a labor shortage. Business leaders may adopt strategies to mitigate knowledge loss within their organizations by capturing knowledge in a knowledge management system (KMS). The purpose of this single case study was to explore strategies that information…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Information Management, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews
Brimhall, Carrie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Effective community college leaders make a difference in the culture and performance of the institution. The research study sought to discover leadership strategies that lead to the achievement of high performance outcomes in community colleges. In 2013, the American Association of Community Colleges Competencies for effective leadership criteria…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Phenomenology, Interviews, College Presidents
Deemer, Rebecca A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
A valid, reliable survey instrument was created to be used by public relations student-run firms and other applied public relations courses to gauge client satisfaction. A series of focus groups and pilot tests were conducted to ascertain themes, refine questions, and then to refine the entire instrument. Six constructs to be measured, including…
Descriptors: Surveys, Evaluation Methods, Public Relations, Satisfaction
Smith, Richard D., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to have a better understanding of what rural superintendents are looking for in new first-year teachers, and to provide that information to future teaching candidates and colleges of education that are preparing teachers for the 21st Century classroom. Over the past twenty years, superintendents have not changed in…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Rural Schools, Administrator Attitudes, Beginning Teachers
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