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Albritton, Shelly; Huffman, Stephanie; McClellan, Rhonda – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
This multisite case study explores how rural principals in high poverty schools in a Southern state that had identified themselves as social justice leaders perceived student diversity, specifically LGBTQ students, and how they sustained a socially-just school climate for all students. Using a qualitative approach lent itself to understanding the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High Schools, Principals, Social Justice
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Carroll, Doris – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Faculty Women of Color should be able to thrive and grow at our best research and teaching institutions. Assuring their academic and professional success requires that an institution's academic culture shift from a White, male-dominated, meritocratic environment to a global enrichment campus, one that values the richness and diversity of talent…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Females, Whites
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Edwards, Jared F. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Interest in institutional racism, White privilege, and microaggressions appears to be growing. We are living in times when the impact of race and racism are debated--when even the existence of racism is debated along with the appropriateness of examining the worst parts of U.S. history. This special-issue invited article includes a brief…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Aggression, Whites
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Mania-Singer, Jackie – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
This qualitative case study used General Systems Theory and social network analysis to explore the relationships between the members of a district central office and principals of elementary schools within an urban school district in the Midwest. Findings revealed sparse relationships between members of the district central office and principals,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Districts, Central Office Administrators, School Administration
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Sturgis, Kimberlin; Shiflett, Brittanee; Tanner, Tyrone – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the educational background of leaders in small, high poverty, high minority schools in an effort to determine if the leader's concentration area and background were related to the academic success of the students. Through a causal comparative design, a modified version of the Interstate School Leaders…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leaders, Principals, Assistant Principals
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Hall, Reginal R. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore factors that may contribute to the persistence and graduation rates of African American and Hispanic undergraduate males enrolled at regional fouryear public universities in Texas. African American and Hispanic males have lower graduation rates in both secondary and post-secondary education than their White…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Males, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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McGowan, Veronica F. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
In order to explore themes of privilege in regard to policy availability, language accessibility, and underlying bias, policies related to two topics of interest to higher education campus visitors, campus firearm carry policy and smoking policy, are explored to determine how Web-based information is presented to various audiences. Implications of…
Descriptors: School Policy, Smoking, Weapons, Colleges
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Page, Robert A.; Andoh, Samuel K.; Smith, Robert A. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
Professors bemoan the great difficulty students have understanding the complexity of their disciplines or functional specializations. Many non-traditional students have work and family commitments that limit the time needed to reflect professionally and to master these concepts. This disconnect has persisted despite decades of work developing more…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Classical Literature, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Such, Brenda L. R.; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Thompson, George S. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2017
In the past 20 years, institutions of higher education have made major investments in Learning Management Systems (LMSs). As institutions have integrated the LMS into campus culture, the potential of migrating to not only an upgraded version of the LMS, but also an entirely different LMS, has become a reality. This qualitative research study…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Integrated Learning Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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Aulgur, Jeffrey J. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
Organizational effectiveness is a term without a single definition about the nonprofit community; it is difficult to define, much less measure, due to the wide disparity in that community. Inconsistency in the sector leads to an array of hypotheses in the literature addressing organizational effectiveness. Through a comprehensive examination of a…
Descriptors: Governance, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Effectiveness, Case Studies
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Ellis, Vickie Shamp; Barbe, Kaylene; Fullbright, Kalyn G. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
University professional development funds, generally present for faculty, and often available for graduate students through grants or stipends, are seldom available to undergraduates. In this study, we assessed Giddens and Pierson's (1998) structuration theory in terms of how a professional development fund for undergraduates can impact the lives…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Professional Development, Action Research, Private Financial Support
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Phillips, Laura; Phillips, Mark – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
Statistics is a required competency in numerous college majors, but students frequently approach the topic with anxiety. This paper describes an undergraduate statistics course that was "flipped," with most of the content delivery moved online and class time devoted to application and practice. Students were given a menu of learning…
Descriptors: Statistics, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Tibbs, Sandra; Green, Mark T.; Gergen, Esther; Montoya, Jared A. – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
Within the empirical literature related to leadership, female leaders are regularly rated higher on dimensions such as being transformational and being effective. Some studies have found that gender plays a role in the follower-leader relationship, and this interaction can be assessed. An emerging model of leadership is authentic leadership. This…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Leadership Styles, Questionnaires
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Gentry, James E.; Baker, Credence; Lamb, Holly; Pate, Roberta – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
In 2013-2015, two faculty-led educational research studies were conducted, aided by five undergraduate preservice teachers/researchers (PSTR). Faculty-researchers designed a qualitative phenomenological-inquiry based methodology to examine the PSTR perceptions regarding their respective research experiences with faculty. Triangulation of the data…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Researchers
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Carter, Barbara – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine what, if any, impact a Student-scheduled Child Care (SSCC) program had on the families of students completing their higher education goals at a college in the southwestern region of the United States. Student completion rate is a concern for most college and university administrators. Research conducted by…
Descriptors: Child Care, Scheduling, College Students, Academic Achievement
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