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Plante, Jarrad – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2016
Moving into the 21st century, the landscape of the traditional higher education institution has changed, including its model of conducting business. Students in the millennial generation see higher education as a commodity, where learning can be acquired through different delivery systems. It is imperative that organizational leaders, like those…
Descriptors: Conflict, Commercialization, Higher Education, Strategic Planning
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Combs, Stephen M. – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2016
The search for a common model of instruction in first-year composition began in the 1960s when composition first began to separate from literature in college English departments. Because writing is essentially a methods course with no standard curriculum as one might find in physics or economics, common model has been elusive. A sign that…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Open Enrollment, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Scott, Shanda; Miller, Michael T.; Morris, Adam A. – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2016
Rural community college students face unique difficulties in higher education for many reasons, including the resources they typically have access to, their collective histories, and in many cases, the preparation they received in high school. These challenges might be low-performing secondary schools, a lack of tradition and precedence in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Barriers, Enrollment Influences
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Gottschalk, Shelby; Hake, Megan M.; Cook-Benjamin, Lorie – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2016
The purpose of the study was to determine if offering a virtual clinical-based practice would affect teacher candidates' level of confidence in teaching diverse students. During 2012-2014, data were collected using a pre- and post-Likert scale questionnaire. A paired two sample t-test was utilized to determine if there was a significant difference…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Pretests Posttests
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Richter, Jesse Jones – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2015
This paper examines the current state of tertiary level international curricula and provides groundwork for future research aimed at ongoing needs. Recognized is the premise that existing international curricular programs require maintenance. Burn (1995) called for curriculum reform in international departments two decades ago with the rationale…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Needs, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs
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Maranto, Julie Hisey – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2015
History, when taught properly, and by instructors who are well grounded in the subject matter, is engaging and enlightening. Presently, through insipid curriculum and lack of class time, generations of students are being deprived of a grasp of American history that gives meaning and depth to the concept of citizenship. This article discusses the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Testing, Educational Change, History Instruction
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Muldrow, Marian – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2014
The purpose of this study is to explore the leadership gap that exists between instructors and academic leadership that prohibits students from being successful in online courses, which is the result of academic leaders who inadequately prepare faculty. This is a leadership gap because programs should be established by the administrators to ensure…
Descriptors: Expectation, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Postsecondary Education
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Walter, Joseph E. – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2014
In the United States, our children face a number of factors that influence their behavior. Children's peers, parents and even the media, especially television, heavily influence students. Because of these influences, it can be difficult to motivate students in the classroom to strive for and achieve success. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Achievement Need, Secondary School Students, College Students
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Michel, Roberta M. – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2014
This article details a faculty learning community (FLC) that started in 2009 on the campus of a Midwestern University and has evolved into an interdisciplinary research, teaching and social community of practice and learning called SurPriSe. SurPriSe is an acronym that reflects the interest area of the FLC; Sur for surveillance, Pri for privacy,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Communities of Practice, Institutional Characteristics
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Mills, Jane; Birks, Melanie; Francis, Karen – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2014
This paper examines the concept of learning communities as defined in the literature. An existing case study is described, and the issues that facilitated and constrained the development of this learning community are considered and discussed. Strategies to address threats to the ongoing viability and usefulness of a learning community to support…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Program Descriptions, Research Projects
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Edwards, Jeffrey D.; Powers, Joelle; Thompson, Aaron M.; Rutten-Turner, Elizabeth – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2014
For doctoral students who seek faculty appointments in academic settings upon graduation, it is imperative those students have access to quality mentoring, direct instruction, and experiential opportunities to apply effective teaching methods during their training. Currently, some doctoral programs are beginning to develop teaching practicums…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Teacher Education, Mentors
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Williams, Kent – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2013
This paper will provide a review of research--regarding explicit grammar instruction--that groups recent studies into three main categories and then sub-categorizes these studies under key terms in second language acquisition (SLA) research. The overall purpose of this paper is to argue that in light of these issues, recent studies have shown that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Instruction, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Rackaway, Andrea – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2013
The Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) is an evolutionary educational method recently introduced to schools in Kansas. As part of an ongoing investigation into the deployment and effectiveness of the MTSS system, this pilot study established initial participation rates in the program. This project sought to define the incidence rate among males…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Elementary School Teachers, Public School Teachers, Benchmarking
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Moran, Kelly A. – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2013
Humans are fragile beings easily influenced by the verbal behaviors of others. Spoken words can have a multitude of effects on an individual, and the phrases and statements teachers use in their classrooms on a daily basis have the potential to be either detrimental or inspirational. As increasing numbers of students arrive at schools from broken…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Tests