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Dustin, Daniel; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2018
In this article, we discuss the role of administrators in contributing toward a more perfect academic world through differentiated workloads. We begin by envisioning what a perfect academic world might look like and then describe ways in which the academic world professors inhabit falls short of that ideal. We then explain how differentiated…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Faculty Workload, College Faculty, Barriers
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Dustin, Daniel; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett; Harper, Jack – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
In this paper, the academic afterlife of a purposive sample of 12 recreation, park, and leisure studies educators from a variety of universities throughout the United States and Canada is discussed. The paper begins with a brief review of the literature on successful aging. That literature's insights are then applied to the lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Phenomenology, Teachers, College Faculty
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Dustin, Dan; Murphy, James; McDonald, Cary; Wright, Brett; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
We apply lessons from "Moneyball," Michael Lewis's (2003) best-selling account of the Oakland Athletics's use of "sabermetrics" to find undervalued baseball players to help build a cost-effective team to the context of recreation, park, and leisure studies. Specifically, we coin and apply the term…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Cost Effectiveness, Recreation, Parks
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Dustin, Dan; McDonald, Cary; Harper, Jack; Lamke, Gene; Murphy, James – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2014
This article is intended to provoke thought and discussion about what it takes to be a department chair and what it feels like to be a department chair. To accomplish our purpose, we draw an analogy between test pilots and department chairs based on Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff" (1979). We reason that test pilots and department…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Department Heads, College Administration, Novels