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Meeting The Needs Of Graduate International Students In A Mid-South University: A Descriptive Phenomenology Study, Ifeyinwa Onyeke-Onwelumadu Jul 2019

Meeting The Needs Of Graduate International Students In A Mid-South University: A Descriptive Phenomenology Study, Ifeyinwa Onyeke-Onwelumadu

Dissertations

NAFSA’s economic analysis indicates that international students and their families created or supported 340,000 jobs and contributed $26.8 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2013-2014 academic year (NAFSA, 2014). The analysis for reveals that for every seven international students enrolled, three U.S. jobs are created or supported by spending. These occur in the following sectors: higher education, accommodation, dining, retail, transportation, telecommunications, and health insurance. By the 2017-2018 academic year, the US witnessed further significant contribution of international students to the US economy, contributing $39 billion from living expenses, tuition, and fees. Also, the ...


Ua1c3/4 Dignitaries/Visitors Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c3/4 Dignitaries/Visitors Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of dignitaries, visitors and entertainers who have visited Western Kentucky University.


Ua83 Wku Chapter Of American Association Of University Women, Wku American Association Of University Women Jan 2019

Ua83 Wku Chapter Of American Association Of University Women, Wku American Association Of University Women

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the WKU chapter of the American Association of University Women.


Ua1c4/7 Student Groups & Association Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c4/7 Student Groups & Association Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of student groups and associations not otherwise listed.


Ua86 Wku Education Association, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua86 Wku Education Association, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the WKU chapter of the Kentucky Education Association. Includes meeting minutes, correspondence and banquet programs.


Ua82 Wku Chapter Of American Association Of University Professors, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua82 Wku Chapter Of American Association Of University Professors, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the WKU Chapter of American Association of University Professors. Includes correspondence, meeting minutes and newsletters.


Ua1c3/1 Administrator Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c3/1 Administrator Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of administrators of Western Kentucky University and its founding institutions.


Ua1c4/1 Administrator Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c4/1 Administrator Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of administrative groups.


Winning On And Off The Court: An Interpretive Case Study Of A Leader’S Effectual Power And Influence, Eugene Smith Apr 2018

Winning On And Off The Court: An Interpretive Case Study Of A Leader’S Effectual Power And Influence, Eugene Smith

Dissertations

The purpose of this research is to study the leadership profile of a leader’s effectual power and influence. A qualitative research design is preferred to capture rich, thick personal responses from the interview participants. Semi-structured interviews were utilized with open-ended questions, which enabled the respondents to provide unique insights and reflections of their direct and indirect experiences with the research subject. Additionally, document inquiry and direct observations were used and, as an outcome, triangulation was achieved.

Effective use of power is studied in the context of a leader’s ability to influence others to induce a desired outcome. The ...


Ua3/10/1 President's Office-Caboni Installation, Wku Archives Jan 2018

Ua3/10/1 President's Office-Caboni Installation, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created and received by the President's Office in preparton of Timothy Caboni's installation as president of WKU.


The Perception Of Chinese Higher Educators Toward Leadership Effectiveness In Regard To Gender, Kanglei Meng Oct 2017

The Perception Of Chinese Higher Educators Toward Leadership Effectiveness In Regard To Gender, Kanglei Meng

Dissertations

This study examines Chinese educators’ perceptions of effective leadership behaviors in order to determine how teachers in Chinese higher education define effectiveness and whether there is a correlation between this perception and leaders’ gender. Factors considered included conscious and unconscious gender bias, Chinese culture, historical background, and identity. As a male-dominated country, China has been deeply influenced by Confucianism; hence, limited attention has been drawn to female leadership. The author identified and reviewed three women’s revolutions and their positive and negative effects in the past century in order to predict the status of female leadership. The researcher modified the ...


Dropped In Without A Parachute: Library Managers’ Supervision Experiences, Simon Funge, Audrey Robinson-Nkongola, Laura Delancey, Austin G. Griffiths Aug 2017

Dropped In Without A Parachute: Library Managers’ Supervision Experiences, Simon Funge, Audrey Robinson-Nkongola, Laura Delancey, Austin G. Griffiths

Social Work Faculty Publications

A survey of U.S. library managers explored the relationship between their social identities, experiences supervising others, support from others, and their overall satisfaction in their professional role. The literature provides evidence that demographic differences give rise to challenges in the workplace. Though no statistically significant differences were found between minority and nonminority managers related to supervisees' microaggressive behaviors, written commentary provided evidence of these and other supervision challenges. A regression analysis found that supervisees' behaviors, along with a manager's age, were significant predictors of their satisfaction as a supervisor. Recommendations for further research and implications for libraries emerge ...


More Than Cookies: A Study Of Trends And Promising Practices In Programming For Older Girl Scouts, Jennifer Ottersbach Aug 2016

More Than Cookies: A Study Of Trends And Promising Practices In Programming For Older Girl Scouts, Jennifer Ottersbach

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This study examine rates of 'older girl' (ages 15-17) retention in Girl Scouts of the USA. Enrollment numbers and troop activity/participation are examined from the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Council to assess the reflection of this regional council to the nationwide organization. Benefits such as character building, developing leadership skills, international and domestic travel opportunities, democratic opportunities, and public work or service projects for older girls are described as promising practices for older girl retention. This qualitative study lead to the development of “The Five Keys of Effective Older Girl Programming” as follows: designing specialized experiences, building relationships with ...


Ua3/8/1 President's Office-Meredith Correspondence / Subject File, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua3/8/1 President's Office-Meredith Correspondence / Subject File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Correspondence and subject files created by the President's Office during Thomas Meredith's tenure as president of WKU. This series is not completely processed.


Staff Perceptions Of Work-Environment Factors Affecting Morale In Southeastern Registrar's Offices, Rheanna Plemons May 2014

Staff Perceptions Of Work-Environment Factors Affecting Morale In Southeastern Registrar's Offices, Rheanna Plemons

Dissertations

Studies on morale are prevalent in industry, healthcare, and public educational systems. However, morale studies are limited within higher education and focusing on the support staff at universities. This qualitative study used focus groups to identify themes among support staff in selected Registrar’s Offices in the Southeastern region of the United States. Institutions were chosen based on comparable enrollments and similar organizational structure. The researcher asked participants to discuss their perceptions on current morale levels in the office and how different work responsibilities affect morale. In addition, participants were asked to discuss motivators used by leaders and whether those ...


The Relationship Between Perceived Servant Leadership Constructs And Collective Self-Esteem, Leann D. Howell Dec 2013

The Relationship Between Perceived Servant Leadership Constructs And Collective Self-Esteem, Leann D. Howell

Dissertations

Following Greenleaf’s (1977) seminal work in servant leadership, much has been written on the definition of servant leadership, but very little written on what it does. At the center of this research is a focus on how followers perceive servant leadership constructs/attributes, and the relationship between that perception and collective selfesteem as it relates to organizational membership. The central question guiding this research is: “Is there a relationship between perceived servant leadership constructs and collective self-esteem?” Followers’ perceptions of servant leadership constructs as defined by Patterson (2003) were investigated utilizing the Servant Leadership Assessment Instrument (SLAI) developed by ...


A Comparative Analysis Of The Relationship Between Employee Perceptions Of An Organizational Leader's Commitment To Safety And Actual Injury Rates In A University Setting, David E. Oliver Dec 2013

A Comparative Analysis Of The Relationship Between Employee Perceptions Of An Organizational Leader's Commitment To Safety And Actual Injury Rates In A University Setting, David E. Oliver

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation between employee perceptions of their supervisor’s commitment to safety (safety climate) and the actual rate of occupational injuries among the same employees. The study also aimed to examine the relationship between the employee perceptions of their supervisor’s leadership practices and the supervisor’s safety climate rating. In addition, this study examined the potential influence of employee demographic factors on their responses to survey questions. This research study sought to answer three primary questions: (1) Does a significant correlation exist between employee perceptions of his supervisor’s commitment to ...


Ua3/8/10 President's Office-Meredith Installation, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua3/8/10 President's Office-Meredith Installation, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created and received by the President's Office in preparation of Thomas Meredith's installation as president of WKU.


Ua3/9/6 President's Office-Ransdell Interviews & Oral History File, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua3/9/6 President's Office-Ransdell Interviews & Oral History File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Interviews and oral histories with and about Gary Ransdell.


Ua3/9/3 President's Office-Ransdell Reading File, Wku Archives, Virginia Brothers, Aaron Shuford Jan 2013

Ua3/9/3 President's Office-Ransdell Reading File, Wku Archives, Virginia Brothers, Aaron Shuford

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Reading file of outgoing correspondence regarding the administration of WKU, fund raising, thank yous and letters of condolence.


Ua3/9/5 President's Office-Ransdell Speech File, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua3/9/5 President's Office-Ransdell Speech File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Speeches written and delivered by Gary Ransdell.


Ua3/7/5 President's Office-Alexander Installation File, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua3/7/5 President's Office-Alexander Installation File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created about the installation of President Kern Alexander.


Ua3/9/2 President's Office-Ransdell Subject File, Wku Archives Jan 2013

Ua3/9/2 President's Office-Ransdell Subject File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Subject files created by the President’s Office during the Gary Ransdell administration.


Ua3/9/1 President's Office-Ransdell Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2012

Ua3/9/1 President's Office-Ransdell Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Reports and other publications created by the Gary Ransdell administration.


Ua94/2 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Ogden College, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua94/2 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Ogden College, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of items donated by or about Ogden alumni.


Ua77/2/1 Alumni Relations Events Annual Banquet / Hall Of Distinguished Alumni, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua77/2/1 Alumni Relations Events Annual Banquet / Hall Of Distinguished Alumni, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Invitations, programs and recordings of annual events sponsored by the Alumni Association such as the Alumni Banquet and Hall of Distinguished Alumni induction.


Ua3/9/5 Wku Energy Policy Announcement, Wku President's Office Mar 2009

Ua3/9/5 Wku Energy Policy Announcement, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Remarks and announcement by WKU president Gary Ransdell regarding WKU's energy policy and enumerating conservation efforts.


Ua3/9/5 Presentation To Joint Committee On Education, Wku President's Office Oct 2008

Ua3/9/5 Presentation To Joint Committee On Education, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Presentation by WKU president Gary Ransdell to the Kentucky Joint Committee on Education. Data regarding WKU enrollment, tuition, degrees awarded, student retention, graduation statistics, transfer students, Applied Research & Technology Program, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), SKy Teach, student financial aid, Finish WKU, Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO), WKU Glasgow, WKU E-town/Radcliff/Ft. Knox, WKU Owensboro, Gatton Academy of Mathematics & Science and doctoral programs.


Ua3/9/5 Faculty & Staff Opening Convocation, Wku President's Office Aug 2008

Ua3/9/5 Faculty & Staff Opening Convocation, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at fall convocation. He discusses achievements, budget cuts, strategic planning, tuition, construction and degree productivity.


Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office Feb 2008

Ua3/9/5 Student Rally At The Capitol, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at student rally against budget cuts in Frankfort, Kentucky.