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Rozell, Elizabeth; Roberts, Jenifer; Starr, Cathy; Bailey, Sandy – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2020
This paper focuses on a deductive, participative, and iterative process for curricular revision at a public Midwestern university in the Merchandising and Fashion Design program. A systematic, nonlinear, organized process is presented and details specific components used in curricular review. The guiding framework for the redesign was that of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Development, College Curriculum, Merchandising
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Mau, Wei-Cheng; Chen, Shr-Jya; Li, Jiaqi; Johnson, Emily – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2020
Gender equity in STEM demands that girls and women are provided with learning experiences, opportunities, and resources that meet their educational and vocational goals. This study examined gender difference in STEM learning experience, parental involvement, and self-efficacy to predict STEM career aspiration of different sociocultural groups. Two…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Careers, Gender Differences, Sex Fairness
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Hermond, Douglas; Tanner, Tyrone – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2020
Many colleges of education have embraced online course delivery as an expeditious means of delivering graduate programs. It behooves us to ensure that this delivery method does not compromise our ability to provide these students with necessary critical thinking competencies. This research was designed to determine the degree to which participants…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Online Courses, Competence, Electronic Learning
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Long, Roxanne – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2020
This study provides empirical support that extracurricular participation correlates positively and significantly to future education, both directly and indirectly. However, which type of extracurriculars are best for students in their pursuit of higher education, sport or non-sport activities? Rooted in Social Capital Theory, the present study…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Athletics, Extracurricular Activities, Correlation
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Baldo, Carlos; Valle-Cabrera, Ramón; Olivas-Lujan, Miguel – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
The relationships between clients, headhunters, and candidates during the executive search process has not been researched using agency theory as the theoretical framework. This is puzzling, as the existence of common objectives and information asymmetries between these three parties make agency theory an ideal one to explain the interactions…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Recruitment, Administrators, Job Applicants
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Hueston, Harry; Orton, George K., III – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
At West Texas A&M University, faculty members in the Criminal Justice and Emergency Management programs teach students how to deal with man-made and natural disasters. These program courses require students to learn about the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) in addition to passing certain requirements. Each student must pass NIMS…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Crisis Management
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McGowan, Veronica – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
In higher educational settings, the academic program review process allows academic units to solicit feedback, make data-driven decisions regarding effectiveness and sustainability, and report to stakeholders. In order to discover trends and best practices in the current state of academic program review in higher education, examined was a sample…
Descriptors: College Programs, Program Evaluation, Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Cardwell, Ramsey L.; Cardwell, Ronald O.; Norris, John T., Jr.; Forrest, Michael P. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
Objectives: Prior studies have noted that the number of PhDs in accounting are far below the number needed to meet program hiring needs. This paper reviews how the JD-CPA alternative credential is viewed by three academic accreditation bodies (SACS, ACBSP, and AACSB), the American Bar Association (ABA), and current accounting faculty at…
Descriptors: Accounting, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Selection
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Grace-Odeleye, Beverlyn; Santiago, Jessica – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
Many colleges are pursuing innovative alternative approaches for the development of education that aims to accelerate students' progress in gaining important academic competencies. Summer bridge programs are one such approach. These bridge programs offer underprepared and at-risk students the opportunity to advance toward college-level coursework…
Descriptors: Models, Summer Programs, Transitional Programs, First Generation College Students
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Montelongo, Ricardo – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
The increased presence of online education in higher education in the United States continues to challenge educators in their perceptions of teaching and learning experiences in virtual environments. While critiques of online education typically focus on its "less than" shortcomings, this literature review encourages educators to take a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Participation, Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Kent, Laura B. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
This article describes the impact of an adaptive professional development program for K-8 mathematics teachers to enhance their implementation of standards that were streamlined to promote improved student learning and achievement. Students from the participating district scored higher than the state average and a neighboring district during the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Reinhardt, Anita C.; Keller, Teresa; Kolenovsky, Alyce; Keller, Hallie; Schultz, Pamela – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
This article reports the results of an academic program evaluation in which standardized admission test scores are compared to intermediate and final program outcomes. We used two intermediate program measures of progress-first semester nursing grades and performance on a standardized exit exam prior to graduation. Program final outcomes compared…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Admission Criteria, Exit Examinations
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Kimbrel, Laurie – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
Student success is dependent on teacher quality; therefore, it is imperative that principals hire the teachers most likely to experience success as measured by the impact on student outcomes. This study investigated teacher hiring processes to determine the extent to which practices that are supported by selection science and teacher quality…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Principals
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McEacharn, Michelle; Boswell, Katherine; Chauhan, Kriti; Siereveld, Sarah O. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2019
The intention of this study is to investigate the transparency of information on university websites regarding the policies in place related to leave and/or tenure clock extensions for child-related events such as childbirth, adoption, or placement of a foster child. The main purpose is to improve awareness about the policies existing in academia…
Descriptors: Tenure, College Faculty, Family Work Relationship, Web Sites
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Jones, Don; Sugalan, Anacita; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Fedynich, LaVonne – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
One of the most important objectives of teachers, parents, school administrators, and students is to improve student scores on standardized tests, such as the State of Texas Assessment for Academic Readiness (STAAR) in eighth-grade science. This quasi-experimental study examined the science achievement scores between schools that used different…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Science Achievement, Learning Readiness
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