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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2013
The latest issue to permeate the educational collective mind is that of bullying. In fact, it has become the flavor of the month in education. It has been explored through virtually every medium including documentaries, writings, and oral stories, on the local, state, national, and international levels. It has caused changes in school curricula,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Attitudes, Generational Differences, Peer Relationship
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2012
In this article the author discusses the role university culture can play on a campus and how it can impact policy and practice. The article explores how a university's history, values, and vision form its culture and how this culture in turn affects its stability and continuity. The article discusses how newcomers within the university are…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Values, Educational Practices, Organizational Culture
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2012
"The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings." So said Ralph Carpenter. Although he uttered these now famous words during a Texas Tech college basketball game in March of 1966, it is still applicable today to our modern universities where little, if anything, can be accomplished without first completing the proper paperwork. Within the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Records (Forms), Documentation, Operations Research
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2011
Although American universities are charged with being the bastions of knowledge and the gatekeepers for career success, they struggle daily with financial realities that threaten their very existence. In order to keeps their doors open universities have been forced to explore new and innovative fundraising ideas. This article discusses the most…
Descriptors: Universities, Campuses, Financial Support, Fund Raising
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2011
In this article the author discusses the various leadership styles that chief educational officers have adopted at today's universities. These styles range from tyrannical to shared governance. The article discusses the benefits or detriments of selecting specific styles and their impact on the campus culture. The article also explores the impact…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Universities, Administrators, School Culture
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2011
In this article the author discusses the role that committees play within a university's bureaucracy. This article takes a close look at key committees on the university campus and how they shape policy and practice. It explores how committees can prove to be a vital and needed avenue to change. The author sees committees as "the life blood…
Descriptors: Universities, Committees, Administrative Organization, Efficiency
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2010
There are two main avenues for acquiring power. The first is rooted in the job position. Being the boss means people have to listen to what you say, or pay the consequences. Unfortunately, becoming the boss can take years of hard work. There is also no guarantee that such hard work will be rewarded with promotions and career advancements. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Power Structure, Politics of Education, Educational Environment
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Simplicio, Joseph – Education, 2010
This article discusses work inequalities that currently exist within many of the nation's colleges. It does so by identifying two distinct groups of individuals who possess unique qualities that make them stand apart from one another. Each practice a special type of work ethic philosophy that helps define it as employees and as people. Through the…
Descriptors: Employees, Work Ethic, College Environment, Work Environment