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A Look At Minimizing Student Loan Debt, While Maximizing Advanced Educational Opportunities, Karla Bradford Dec 2017

A Look At Minimizing Student Loan Debt, While Maximizing Advanced Educational Opportunities, Karla Bradford

The Siegel Institute Journal of Applied Ethics

Poverty is a reality for many who obtain a degree of higher education and enter the workforce immediately after graduation. Funding an education for many may lead to student loan debt that is often virtually impossible to repay. This often leads many to believe that the debt incurred from obtaining a degree of higher education may not be worth the gain. The purpose of this paper is explore several articles that report on higher education as it relates to poverty, student loan debt, and salary pay scales for degrees and professional trade certifications. While investigating those related themes, this paper ...


Leadership And Self-Deception Book Review, Evan D. Poff Dec 2017

Leadership And Self-Deception Book Review, Evan D. Poff

Marriott Student Review

A book review of Leadership and Self-Deception.


Put Some Respect On Our Name: Why Every Black & Brown Girl Needs To Learn About Radical Feminist Leadership, Bettina Love, Kristen Earnese Duncan Dec 2017

Put Some Respect On Our Name: Why Every Black & Brown Girl Needs To Learn About Radical Feminist Leadership, Bettina Love, Kristen Earnese Duncan

Occasional Paper Series

Put Some Respect On Our Name:

Why Every Black and Brown Girl Needs to Learn About Radical Feminist Leadership

Abstract

We argue that, to honor the humanity of Black and Brown girls, we need to begin with narratives that not only #SayHerName, but also explicitly expose them to radical feminist leadership approaches. By doing so, we will ensure that young girls of color understand the philosophy that guided Black and Brown female leaders who were freedom fighters for liberation.


Organizational Leading In The Policing Power - Public Trust Relationship: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Case Study, Mark R. Weaver Dec 2017

Organizational Leading In The Policing Power - Public Trust Relationship: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Case Study, Mark R. Weaver

Organization, Information and Learning Sciences ETDs

ABSTRACT

This mixed methods study employed an instrumental single-bounded case approach to explore how a policing executive develops and sustains an ethically performing organization, given the phenomenological "policing power - public trust" relationship. Policing is foundational to rule of law and ethical performance in policing is fundamental to developing and sustaining a healthy policing power - public trust relationship. A review of relevant policing literature reveals a history of tension and conflict in this complex relationship. The literature review included relevant social contract theory, history of policing and the policing power-public trust relationship, relational leadership, servant leadership, transformational learning and leadership and ...


A Qualitative Exploration Into Larry Wilson's Transformational Leadership, Peter D. Engstrom Dec 2017

A Qualitative Exploration Into Larry Wilson's Transformational Leadership, Peter D. Engstrom

Theses and Graduate Projects

Larry Wilson was considered by many to be a transformational leader.

This paper explores the intersection of how people associated with Larry experienced him relative to the current research on transformational leadership through an interpretive method of gathering data from former employees, customers, and family. Data was gathered through a series of personal interviews, published text, and a questionnaire. The interviews and questionnaire yielded five main themes. The evidence suggests Larry’s style of leadership is consistent with the Full Range of Transformational Leadership, as posited by Bernard Bass and Bruce Avolio (1994).


Leader Self-Efficacy In Youth Leader Development: A Mixed Methods Study, Christopher J. Rehm Dec 2017

Leader Self-Efficacy In Youth Leader Development: A Mixed Methods Study, Christopher J. Rehm

Dissertations

Leader self-efficacy (LSE) is a construct studied in adults and college students which is associated with leader emergence, individual performance, and group performance. This mixed methods dissertation examines LSE in an eighth grade student population to determine if it can be impacted by a leader development intervention during this sensitive period of human growth. Both quantitative and qualitative methods demonstrate the effectiveness of the programming in impacting youth LSE. This holds significant implications for future educational practice, research, and the development of the next generation of leaders. A five item youth LSE scale was created which can aid in further ...


Developmental Evaluation: Complexity Leadership Theory In Practice-A Mixed Methods Study, Terrence S. Fernsler Dec 2017

Developmental Evaluation: Complexity Leadership Theory In Practice-A Mixed Methods Study, Terrence S. Fernsler

Dissertations

Networks of organizations frequently operate within complex adaptive systems in which leadership is practiced in uncertain and ambiguous conditions. Background in complexity theories is first provided, along with how they apply to organizations operating in complex adaptive systems. A theory—Complexity Leadership Theory (CLT)—has been derived to model leadership in complex adaptive systems; CLT has been tested very little in practice. Developmental Evaluation (DE) is a practice which helps organizations and their networks adapt within complex adaptive systems. Since both processes are based in complexity, leadership characteristics in each can be expected to be similar.

This exploratory mixed methods ...


Turn Off That Device, Kris Iacono Dec 2017

Turn Off That Device, Kris Iacono

M.A. in Leadership Studies: Capstone Project Papers

This paper offers a look into the effects of screen time on children, best practices for parenting, and a curriculum guide for parents to learn the best ways to help their children have healthy screen habits.


A Social Justice Manifesto: An Examination Of Social Justice As A Process, Austin Clements Dec 2017

A Social Justice Manifesto: An Examination Of Social Justice As A Process, Austin Clements

Social Justice Class Papers

Social justice is a very broad term and one that is not easily defined. Is it certain issues or is it a broad range of issues? Is it one particular methodology or is it a variety of methodologies? It is a term that can provoke both a sense of pride and a roaring ire towards anyone who uses it in a positive context. Why is social justice a term that provokes so many different emotions, opinions, and ideas about its origins? It is because social justice itself is a term that possesses a different meaning, dependent on who is using ...


Learning To Pray The Lord’S Prayer For Spiritual Transformation At Tachikawa Church Of Christ, Naoyoshi Fukushima Dec 2017

Learning To Pray The Lord’S Prayer For Spiritual Transformation At Tachikawa Church Of Christ, Naoyoshi Fukushima

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

ABSTRACT

This thesis describes a project to lead the members of Tachikawa Church of Christ to learn and experience the power and blessings of praying the Lord’s Prayer for spiritual edification and maturity. The program consisted of eight weeks of learning the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer and doing spiritual exercises. To provide a theological foundation for this project, I delivered eight sermons on the Lord’s Prayer with strong emphasis on the relational nature of the prayer.

Those who engaged in the spiritual exercises were given opportunities to experience joy, peace, and correction as they tried to ...


Cluster Approach: Gaps And Shortcomings In Un Coordination Of Humanitarian Actors In Post-Earthquake Haiti And Implications For Policy Concerns Of The New Humanitarian School Of Thought, Naomi Vinbury Dec 2017

Cluster Approach: Gaps And Shortcomings In Un Coordination Of Humanitarian Actors In Post-Earthquake Haiti And Implications For Policy Concerns Of The New Humanitarian School Of Thought, Naomi Vinbury

International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

This research analyzes the role of the UN OCHA Cluster Approach in the context of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Gaps and shortcomings of the current humanitarian model are identified and the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach is considered as a model to be used as an instrument to inform the New Humanitarian school of thought. A recent history of Haiti and the political relationship to the international community will be reviewed as context that outlines the vulnerabilities that created a risk society leading up to the disaster. A brief history of the recent trajectory of humanitarian aid will be reviewed and ...


Writing With The ‘Other’: Combining Poetry And Participation To Study Leaders With Disabilities, Rama Cousik, Paresh Mishra, Mariesa K. Rang Nov 2017

Writing With The ‘Other’: Combining Poetry And Participation To Study Leaders With Disabilities, Rama Cousik, Paresh Mishra, Mariesa K. Rang

The Qualitative Report

In this paper, we describe the process of transformative co-authorship between researchers and a participant with disabilities. The researchers were conducting a larger study that aimed to identify different factors that shaped individuals with disabilities to assume leadership roles. Drawing from interview data obtained from the participant, one researcher wrote a poem that provided a stage for the researchers and the participant to engage in reflexive process that transformed the researchers-participant relationship to that of co-authors. This paper describes this transformative process and what everyone learned from this enriching experience.


From Merchant To Manufacturer, Tara Marling Abraham Nov 2017

From Merchant To Manufacturer, Tara Marling Abraham

Leadership Hour at Otterbein University

Tara Marling Abraham, Chairman and Co-CEO of Accel, Inc., is one of the nation’s leading experts in contract packaging. A strategist and experienced entrepreneur, Ms. Abraham advances innovation throughout the businesses she has established and grown, as well as professional and industry groups to which she dedicates time. Her combined expertise in finance, marketing, relationship management, supplier diversity, and mergers & acquisitions has made her a leader within the retail and consumer packaged goods industries.


The Influence Of Student Housing And Selected Academic And Personal Demographic Characteristics On The Retention Of Students From The Second To Third Year At A Research University (Ru/Vh), Loren S. Mcintyre Nov 2017

The Influence Of Student Housing And Selected Academic And Personal Demographic Characteristics On The Retention Of Students From The Second To Third Year At A Research University (Ru/Vh), Loren S. Mcintyre

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of participation in a content-based residential college versus non-participation in a content-based residential college on retention in the second year of study at a research university-very high research activity (RU/VH) in the southern portion of the United States. The dependent variable of the study was whether or not the traditional-age, first-time freshman students enrolled at the study institution in their fifth semester, or second to third year, of study. The target population for this study was defined as traditional-age, first-time college freshmen who enrolled in a research university-very high ...


Connecting Land Ethics And Entrepreneurship Through Experiential Learning In Bobwhite Centric Outdoor Education Program, Greta M. Bowling, Ashleigh P. Tynes, Kelly S. Reyna Nov 2017

Connecting Land Ethics And Entrepreneurship Through Experiential Learning In Bobwhite Centric Outdoor Education Program, Greta M. Bowling, Ashleigh P. Tynes, Kelly S. Reyna

National Quail Symposium Proceedings

The majority of today’s youth have the ability to utilize consumer technology on a regular basis. This access has exacerbated the disconnect between adolescents and the natural environment by reducing the amount of time spent outdoors. To compound this disconnect, the continued use of traditional classroom settings along with the ‘‘sit-and-get’’ style of facilitation, widens the gap between inert knowledge and applied knowledge. The transformation from theory to practice witnessed in outdoor science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education has been shown to foster the assimilation and retention of STEM concepts. Therefore, educational institutions have begun to cultivate the ...


Leveraging The Social Network To Support Engagement In An Academic Environment, Glenn M. Gibeson Iv Nov 2017

Leveraging The Social Network To Support Engagement In An Academic Environment, Glenn M. Gibeson Iv

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between selected social network characteristics and engagement among faculty at a research university (RU/VH). In 2013, a restructuring initiative targeted seven departments from different colleges at a public research university (RU/VH) located in the Gulf Coast region of the United States with a student population of more than 30,000. These departments were restructured to form a new academic college within the university. The archival sample for this study includes the faculty of the newly formed college who were in attendance at the initial college faculty meeting ...


Engaging Lend Trainees In A Leadership And Policy Experience, Susan Russell, Betsy P. Humphreys, Alan Kurtz, Rae Sonnenmeier Nov 2017

Engaging Lend Trainees In A Leadership And Policy Experience, Susan Russell, Betsy P. Humphreys, Alan Kurtz, Rae Sonnenmeier

Poster Presentations

This poster illustrated how faculty from the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NH-ME LEND) Program re-envisioned and implemented a comprehensive set of leadership, policy and advocacy experiences to further build upon the leadership potential of 23 LEND trainees by intentionally threading leadership skill development throughout the LEND curriculum.


“Doing Well In Spite Of The School”: How African American Students Perceive Achievement, Engagement, And School Climate In The Aftermath Of California’S Local Control Funding Formula, Angela Clark Louque, Wil Greer, April Clay, Ayanna Balogun Nov 2017

“Doing Well In Spite Of The School”: How African American Students Perceive Achievement, Engagement, And School Climate In The Aftermath Of California’S Local Control Funding Formula, Angela Clark Louque, Wil Greer, April Clay, Ayanna Balogun

Wisdom in Education

The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore urban African American students’ school experiences based on the aftermath of California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), focusing on achievement, engagement, and school climate. Survey data and focus groups of 62 participants were analyzed using chi-square, multiple regression, and an iterative process. Findings suggest that students desire information regarding honors courses, stronger teacher/student relationships, and fairer discipline treatment. Effective strategies and practices are recommended including the LCFF’s revisions to have specific goals for African American students.


Tony Tan [Singapore, President, Minister For Defence, Education], Tony Tan Oct 2017

Tony Tan [Singapore, President, Minister For Defence, Education], Tony Tan

Digital Narratives of Asia

Tony Tan Keng Yam, the seventh President of Singapore and Commander-in-Chief of Singapore Armed Forces, tells DNA about his most satisfying aspect of work with the army, and the most challenging portfolio in education. He describes the impact of the changing media environment and citizens' aspirations, disclosing the rationales of some policies he had implemented.


Creating The Context For Effective Culture Work, Matthew Berberich Oct 2017

Creating The Context For Effective Culture Work, Matthew Berberich

River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference

A culture that embraces change, responds quickly to changing needs and connects everyone at every level as business owners is an exciting future for companies and employees. In this culture leaders learn to unleash the unique potential in each individual to solve problems never solved before. The opportunity for positive impact goes far beyond our daily work. It spills into every area of our lives and in tangible ways impacts the world. Performance metrics and engagement only put you in line for this door to the future. The door can get locked when organizations become lulled into thinking “good-enough” by ...


Review Of "The Generals", Crystal Trotter Oct 2017

Review Of "The Generals", Crystal Trotter

The Eastern Illinois University Political Science Review

The author reviews Thomas Rick’s book, The Generals.


Leadership And The American Military, Crystal Trotter Oct 2017

Leadership And The American Military, Crystal Trotter

The Eastern Illinois University Political Science Review

The author takes a look at the interplay between leadership and the American military. The author examines and considers views from many great American military minds on how leadership plays an absolutely vital role in the effectiveness of the American military.


Measuring And Disseminating Organizational Leadership Through Impact, Sarah Baumer, Alfredo Karduss Oct 2017

Measuring And Disseminating Organizational Leadership Through Impact, Sarah Baumer, Alfredo Karduss

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Our service learning experience as teaching assistants for Professor Brett Crawford’s Foundations of Organizational Leadership course (TLI112) included collaborating with community partners such as the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, successfully acquiring grant funding as principal investigators, inventorying needs for native plants to replace weeds and invasive species, and disseminating our experiences through various measures of impact. Our efforts fit within a transformation of a large lecture course, moving away from passive learning and toward experiential activities that included 1,340 hours of community service during a single semester. Community service impacts were measured, including links between the Global Reporting ...


Sustainable Peace: The Importance Of High Ranking Women In Peace-Building, Susan R. Madsen Oct 2017

Sustainable Peace: The Importance Of High Ranking Women In Peace-Building, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Having more women involved with peacebuilding can — and does — make a difference in terms of the safety, security, and well-being of women and their families. This presenter will share the findings of a study that explored the research and theory around women in peacebuilding and peacekeeping at the highest levels.


Women And Leadership Theory Think Tank Report: Update And Next Steps (Roundtable), Susan R. Madsen, Julia B. Storberg-Walker Oct 2017

Women And Leadership Theory Think Tank Report: Update And Next Steps (Roundtable), Susan R. Madsen, Julia B. Storberg-Walker

Susan R. Madsen

Findings of the 2015 Women and Leadership Theory Report will be discussed. What is the current status of women and leadership theory? What are the gaps and research priorities for advancing women and leadership theory? Given the multiplicity of contexts, cultures, and social norms relating to leadership, how should leadership theories for women be developed?


Tips From The Top: How Remarkable Women Lead In Times Of Crisis (Panel), Susan R. Madsen, Claudia Caldeirinha, Salomé De Ugarte, Cindy R. Pace, Silvana Koch-Mehrin Oct 2017

Tips From The Top: How Remarkable Women Lead In Times Of Crisis (Panel), Susan R. Madsen, Claudia Caldeirinha, Salomé De Ugarte, Cindy R. Pace, Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Susan R. Madsen

While it is clear that women and men are not two separate monolithic groups and that there is as much diversity within genders as across genders, panelists will share new ideas, trends, findings and good practices from their different sectors about women and leadership. They will explore if there is a gender dimension in the way leaders and managers respond to crisis and lead through adversity and change.


Overcoming Institutional Challenges To Building The Pipeline Of Women And Girl Leaders (Panel), Susan R. Madsen, Jennifer Martineau, Abeer A. Alharbi, Cathleen E. Clerkin, Regina Eckert Oct 2017

Overcoming Institutional Challenges To Building The Pipeline Of Women And Girl Leaders (Panel), Susan R. Madsen, Jennifer Martineau, Abeer A. Alharbi, Cathleen E. Clerkin, Regina Eckert

Susan R. Madsen

More and better leadership, quickly. These five words say it all, but how? Answers are complex. Making the challenge more difficult is that females — 51% of the world’s population — still fill only a small percentage of executive leadership positions. The intent of this session is to uncover the institutional barriers and opportunities for girls and women in leadership. Panelists from four countries will illustrate, drawing from research and practice, the ways in which institutions act to narrow the pipeline of women moving into leadership roles and — more importantly — will emphasize opportunities to broaden and fill this pipeline


Leading With Impact In Higher Education: Strategies For Current And Aspiring Leaders (Preconference Panel), Susan R. Madsen, Jeffrey L. Buller, Ralph A. Gigliotti, Karen A. Longman, H. Eric Schockman, Lorraine A J Stefani, Norman Wright, Thomas J. Yannuzzi Oct 2017

Leading With Impact In Higher Education: Strategies For Current And Aspiring Leaders (Preconference Panel), Susan R. Madsen, Jeffrey L. Buller, Ralph A. Gigliotti, Karen A. Longman, H. Eric Schockman, Lorraine A J Stefani, Norman Wright, Thomas J. Yannuzzi

Susan R. Madsen

Institutions of higher education continue to experience significant challenges. Unfortunately, there remains a deficit in formal preparation for those assuming leadership roles in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. Consequently, institutions continue to struggle in their efforts to navigate the turbulence that has become an everyday reality in higher education. The purpose of this workshop, then, is to provide a variety of proven strategies to help current and aspiring leaders have greater impact in these challenging times. The highly interactive workshop will be facilitated by an international group of scholar-practitioners. The workshop will begin with an exploration of the current ...


Power Of The Faculty: Consequences Of No Confidence Votes For College Presidents, Daniel Nadler, Mei-Yan Lu Ph.D., Michael Miller Oct 2017

Power Of The Faculty: Consequences Of No Confidence Votes For College Presidents, Daniel Nadler, Mei-Yan Lu Ph.D., Michael Miller

Faculty Publications

The roles of college faculty members have changed, often in relation to increased specialization of their functions as either teachers or researchers. Similarly, the college presidency has changed, relying less on faculty interactions and increasing reliance and interaction on external stakeholders. The result is a less faculty-centric college presidency. The faculty, however, still have significant expectations for involvement with the college president and have the use of a no-confidence vote to express their opinions about the performance of the individual in the presidential position. Drawing upon a sample of faculty senate leaders, the current study found that few of these ...


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 ...