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Ellett, Thomas; Stipeck, Christopher J.; Pérez, David, II. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2020
Mid-level managers have the difficult task of juggling needs and direction of entry-level staff with the demanding outcomes from their supervisors and senior leadership. To be successful, they must maneuver through demanding expectations from their supervisors while simultaneously garnering buy-in from those they directly supervise in order to…
Descriptors: College Housing, Middle Management, Dormitories, Expertise
Ott, Molly; Beaumont, Joshua – New Directions for Higher Education, 2020
Intercollegiate athletics occupies a unique place in higher education, but little is known about administrators working in this area. This chapter proposes a functional definition of "mid-level" in the context of college sports, describes the prevalence of these jobs nationally, and summarizes key factors associated with mid-level…
Descriptors: Middle Management, College Athletics, Team Sports, Incidence
Defining Mid-Level Career Motivation and Primary Work Responsibilities in International Higher Education
Pal, Patricia Ryan; McNaughtan, Jon; García, Hugo A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2020
This chapter uses the Job, Career, Calling conceptual framework to explore the career motivations of 119 mid-level administrators in international higher education. Further, the primary job responsibilities of the mid-level administrators are also examined to determine if work aligns with motivation. We find that international center directors…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Cultural Awareness, Middle Management
Working Together to Lead the College to Bigger and Better Things: Exploring the Relationship between Academic Deans and Senior Administrative Teams
Harris, Nathan F. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2020
This chapter examines an underexplored way in which deans enact their authority in Responsibility Center Budgeting (RCB)--mobilizing the expertise of administrators in their colleges to establish academic and budgetary priorities. The findings underscore the benefits of deans harnessing the expertise of their senior administrative teams to make…
Descriptors: Deans, Higher Education, Administrator Responsibility, Budgeting
Frye, Joanna R.; Fulton, Amy P. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2020
This chapter presents a descriptive analysis of the growth of managerial and professional staff from Fall 1993 to Fall 2011 across institution types and sectors, and a detailed snapshot of the demographic composition of these staff in Fall 2016. Our results indicate tremendous growth in the population of non-faculty staff over time, and reveal key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Personnel, Administrators, Professional Personnel
Dorantes, Andrew R.; Peterson, Joel L. A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2020
This chapter examines the impact and success of mid-level business and finance staff at private colleges or universities, using an adaptation of Bronfenbrenner's multilevel social integration model. This chapter also highlights the voices of mid-level business and finance staff and describes the experiences, successes, and challenges they have…
Descriptors: College Administration, Private Colleges, Middle Management, Administrator Attitudes
García, Hugo A.; Nehls, Kimberly; Florence, Kimberly; Harwood, Yvonne; McClain, Tamara – New Directions for Higher Education, 2020
This chapter uses feminist and empowerment theories as a framework to examine how women in mid-level professional leadership perceive their level of influence and define leadership. Results indicate that empowerment behaviors are central when these women engage in opportunities to influence institutional decision-making, in the ways they identify…
Descriptors: Females, Middle Management, Higher Education, Feminism
Jach, Elizabeth A.; Trolian, Teniell L. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter defines applied learning and considers related student outcomes.
Descriptors: Definitions, Experiential Learning, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
Loes, Chad N. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter explores the use of collaborative learning and its associated outcomes in higher education settings.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
Problem-Based Learning (PBL): Real-World Applications to Foster (Inter)Disciplinary Learning and Integration
Youngerman, Ethan; Culver, K. C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter considers problem-based learning, where engaging students in the application of knowledge to real-world, ill-structured problems can foster learning, improve communities, and inspire instructors.
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relevance (Education), Problem Solving
Haber-Curran, Paige – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter focuses on co-curricular involvement and student leadership as applied learning experiences. Key considerations are presented for shaping environments and opportunities to scaffold and guide students' learning.
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Experiential Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Extracurricular Activities
Rossmann, Patrick – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter describes how student employment can be an applied learning experience by developing soft skills for future employment, working with other students from diverse backgrounds, and connecting work to academics.
Descriptors: Student Employment, Learning Experience, Skill Development, Student Diversity
Wagner, Alan; Strach, Patricia – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter describes applied work-based learning, situates participation against student employment, provides features of effective applied work-based learning experiences, examines evidence of effects, and discusses challenges to implement and sustain effective experiences.
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Work Experience Programs, Higher Education, Student Employment
Wawrzynski, Matthew R.; Lemon, Jacob D. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
From over a decade of collecting data, we know that students who are peer educators experience significant gains as a result of their role as peer educators. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the student learning outcomes student peer educators derive from being involved in these applied learning experiences.
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education, Learning Experience
Seifert, Tricia A.; Oliveri, Christiane; Shaw, Colin A. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter details the First Year Research Experience (FYRE) program at Montana State University, describing the intent and design of the program, as well as how FYRE participants differed in their approaches to learning from non-participants.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Research, College Programs, Program Design