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The Characteristics Of Historically Black College And University Presidents And Their Role In Grooming The Next Generation Of Leaders, Sydney Freeman Jr., Marybeth Gasmen Jul 2014

The Characteristics Of Historically Black College And University Presidents And Their Role In Grooming The Next Generation Of Leaders, Sydney Freeman Jr., Marybeth Gasmen

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

Background/Context: Although research on college and university presidents has grown in recent decades, historically Black college and university (HBCU) presidents have rarely been included in this research. We know almost nothing about the pathways to the HBCU presidency or the role that current presidents play in grooming future presidents. More literature is needed in order to deepen our understanding of the HBCU presidency.

Purpose: With this study, we sought to capture the background characteristics of HBCU leaders, to lay the ground work for future studies on HBCU presidents, and to understand the role these leaders play in grooming and ...


Transforming Personal Leadership, Kim Washington-Watson Jan 2014

Transforming Personal Leadership, Kim Washington-Watson

Kim Washington-Watson

To debrief from your research is vitally important to gain perspective about your own transforming power, self-efficacy, and tools needed to continue to do what you came here to do. I was so immersed in my subjects, their lives, and their ideology, I forgot who I was and what I came there to do. I gained membership from my subjects, got lost in their world, needed their acceptance, and did not know how to let them go. As I reflected upon my own education, career, and where I have come from in order to go forward, truth and admission required ...


(Re)Setting The Agenda For College Men Of Color: Lessons Learned From A 15-Year Movement To Improve Black Male Student Success, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2014

(Re)Setting The Agenda For College Men Of Color: Lessons Learned From A 15-Year Movement To Improve Black Male Student Success, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Between 1997 and 2012, much was done on college campuses and elsewhere to improve Black male student achievement. Notwithstanding, their enrollments, academic performance, and rates of baccalaureate degree attainment remain just as troublesome now as they were 15 years ago. But why? And what can be learned as various stakeholders introduce future initiatives in response to issues affecting Black undergraduate men, as well as Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI), Latino, and Native American male collegians? In this chapter, I chronicle the 15-year emphasis on Black male students in U.S. higher education. I first catalogue a range of efforts enacted ...


Strategies For Doctoral Students Who Desire To Become Higher Education Faculty Members At Top-Ranked Programs, Sydney Freeman Jr. Jan 2014

Strategies For Doctoral Students Who Desire To Become Higher Education Faculty Members At Top-Ranked Programs, Sydney Freeman Jr.

Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD

This study investigated what strategies doctoral students could employ to ensure their competitiveness in higher education graduate program faculty searches. A total of 39 program coordinators, department heads, and deans were asked how graduates from non-ranked higher education programs could prepare themselves for faculty opportunities, including searches at top-ranked schools. The findings indicate that developing grantmanship, networking, presentation, and publishing skills will help students to become more competitive. Additionally, participants suggested that students collaborate with other scholars, show initiative in their own professional development, understand the expectations of different program types, and be willing to participate in post-doctoral fellowships. These ...


Examining The Transition To A Four-Day School Week And Investigating Post-Change Faculty/Staff Work-Life Balance: A Community College Case Study, Nelly Cardinale Jun 2013

Examining The Transition To A Four-Day School Week And Investigating Post-Change Faculty/Staff Work-Life Balance: A Community College Case Study, Nelly Cardinale

Dr. Nelly Cardinale

This single descriptive embedded case study examined the process of implementing a four-day work/school week at a community college and investigated post-change faculty/staff work-life balance. All of the students attending this college live at home. The change was implemented due to state funding shortfalls, increasing college utility expenses and low employee morale. Additionally, this study resulted in a set of guidelines that can be used by change agents of similar colleges to implement this change. Moreover, the study describes the positive and negative aspects associated with the shorter work/school week. On a positive note, the schedule facilitates ...


Five Things Student Affairs Administrators Can Do To Improve Success Among College Men Of Color, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D. Jan 2013

Five Things Student Affairs Administrators Can Do To Improve Success Among College Men Of Color, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

They are outnumbered at most colleges and universities, their grade point averages are among the lowest of all undergraduate students, their engagement in classrooms and enriching out-of-class experiences is alarmingly low, and their attrition rates are comparatively higher than those of White students in U.S. higher education. Their same-race female peers earn larger shares of degrees at all levels, from associate's through doctoral. Encounters with racism, racial stereotypes, microaggressions, and low expectations from professors and others undermine their academic outcomes, sense of belonging, and willingness to seek help and utilize campus resources. At predominantly White institutions, they are ...


Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal May 2012

Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

This article is in response to EvoLLLution's May Panel discussion entitled "Adult student retention: Why devote special resources to this group?" and focuses on the value that adult students add to higher education institutions.


Leaders Of Today Are Challenged By Generation X Workforce Retention, Joyce K. Kutin Sep 2011

Leaders Of Today Are Challenged By Generation X Workforce Retention, Joyce K. Kutin

Joyce K Kutin RN, MSN, MOL

Many organizations today are comprised of a culturally diverse workforce. In addition to organizational diversity related to gender, ethnicity, race, or religious beliefs, there are also four different generations working side by side. Today’s workforce includes the Silent Generation, the Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. The Silent Generation is known for their lifestyle approach of consistency, uniformity, conformity, law and order, hard work and playing by the rules. Baby Boomers were the first generation to grow up with television; they were the first to have broad access to news, issues, advertising, and a variety of programming. Generation ...


Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred Jun 2011

Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred

Petra A Robinson

In this paper, we explore the concept of adult education and lifelong learning in the Latin America and Caribbean region and situate it within the context of the CONFINTEA V, Agenda for Adult Education which was more recently reaffirmed by CONFINTEA VI. The first section provides a contextual discussion of how adult education and lifelong learning are conceptualized in the region while the second discusses the region’s response to the agenda for adult education. The third segment highlights some of the associated challenges and concludes with implications for adult educators.


Writing And The World Of Work: An Integrative Learning Community Model At A Two-Year Institution, Michael J. Stebleton, Nicholas Nownes Jan 2011

Writing And The World Of Work: An Integrative Learning Community Model At A Two-Year Institution, Michael J. Stebleton, Nicholas Nownes

Michael J. Stebleton

Learning community (LC) programs continue to proliferate across college campuses as a strategy to engage and retain students. Although evidence exists to suggest increased levels of social engagement among LC participants, there is an ongoing debate about the impact on student academic engagement and intellectual development. This article describes a learning community effort at a community college between an English composition faculty member and a faculty counselor who teaches a life-career planning course. A primary objective of this collaboration was to promote deeper student integrative learning. Students in the LC engaged in the process through writing, reflection, and self-assessment based ...


Black Male Collegians In Public Two-Year Colleges: Student Perspectives On The Effect Of Employment On Academic Success., J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Black Male Collegians In Public Two-Year Colleges: Student Perspectives On The Effect Of Employment On Academic Success., J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Developing Successful Black Male Initiatives, J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Developing Successful Black Male Initiatives, J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Falling Through The Cracks: An Early Warning System Can Help Keep Black Males On The Community College Campus, J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Falling Through The Cracks: An Early Warning System Can Help Keep Black Males On The Community College Campus, J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Black Males And The Community College: Student Perspectives On Faculty And Academic Success, J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Black Males And The Community College: Student Perspectives On Faculty And Academic Success, J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Leaving The 2-Year College: Predictors Of Black Male Collegian Departure, J. Luke Wood, Phd Jan 2011

Leaving The 2-Year College: Predictors Of Black Male Collegian Departure, J. Luke Wood, Phd

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis Jan 2011

The Troubling Context Of Urban Education: Instructional Design As A Source Of Transformation For Students Of Color, Petra A. Robinson, Chance W. Lewis

Petra A Robinson

No abstract provided.


Reflective Writing And Life-Career Planning: Extending The Learning In A Learning Community Model, Nicholas Nownes, Michael J. Stebleton Jan 2010

Reflective Writing And Life-Career Planning: Extending The Learning In A Learning Community Model, Nicholas Nownes, Michael J. Stebleton

Michael J. Stebleton

This essay recounts the authors’ experiences as community college faculty members in a learning community linking first-year composition with a class in life-career planning and development.


Building Bridges: Community College Practitioners As Retention Leaders, Michael J. Stebleton, Leanne Schmidt Jan 2010

Building Bridges: Community College Practitioners As Retention Leaders, Michael J. Stebleton, Leanne Schmidt

Michael J. Stebleton

Community colleges face struggles in helping students meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Student affairs practitioners can be innovators by creating initiatives to engage students. Practitioners can act as a bridge between student and academic affairs. This article explores how a group of counselors redefined their roles by designing a first-year experience effort. A program implemented at Inver Hills Community College focused on student success is highlighted. Features, outcomes, and lessons learned are outlined.


Ethical Dilemmas In African American Faculty Representation, J. Luke Wood Dr. Jan 2008

Ethical Dilemmas In African American Faculty Representation, J. Luke Wood Dr.

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


The Evolution Of Education Has Not Been Televised: Educational Inequalities And The Impact Of Change, Andree Robinson-Neal Jan 2006

The Evolution Of Education Has Not Been Televised: Educational Inequalities And The Impact Of Change, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

The historical evolution of education and impact of its inequalities have not been televised. The world is more often exposed to “overcomology” —society’s assertion that oppressed peoples or so-called minorities have overcome past injustices and are now able to access the same educational opportunities as so-called majority groups. This paper provides a Gil Scott-Heron-esque review of the effects of inequalities on this key social institution.