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Scruggs, Richard; McDermott, Paul A.; Qiao, Xin – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Research impact is very important in academia. This study explored the research impact of faculty in doctoral higher education programs through the use of Hirsch's "h" index as measured by Google Scholar results. Characteristics of the "h" index in this field are discussed, and norms are offered for professors of different…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Perry, Jill Alexa – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
In this article I report on the application of the lens of Rogers' (1995) change agent roles and Kezar and Lester's (2011) adaptation of tempered radicals in order to understand the leadership roles assumed by three individual faculty members located at three distinct schools of education. These faculty leaders utilized the concepts and…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies, College Faculty
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Buss, Ray R.; Zambo, Debby; Painter, Suzanne R.; Moore, David W. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
Recent criticisms of the Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) have challenged faculty members to create or reform such programs. In response to these concerns, faculty members at a particular institution designed and implemented a new Ed.D. program focused on leadership and innovation. We conducted this action research study in order to examine the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Schools of Education, College Faculty, Educational Change
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Holley, Karri A.; Caldwell, Mary Lee – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
The relationship between doctoral students and faculty members has been identified as a key component of a successful graduate school experience. In this article, we consider the challenges inherent in designing and implementing a formal doctoral student mentoring program. By bringing together students, peer mentors, and faculty mentors, the…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Mentors, Educational Experience, Program Design
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Zambo, Debby – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Debates about the education doctorate continue; and, while some individuals focus on the problematic, others work to distinguish this degree from the Ph.D. The author is part of the latter, and in this article I explain how faculty members at one university are using action research as a signature pedagogy to create stewards of practice, that is,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Content Analysis, College Faculty
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Hyatt, L.; Williams, Peter E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Graduate and post-graduate programs were initially developed by universities to increase discipline-specific mastery. Faculty members impact both the content and quality of such programs as they are responsible for making it relevant in the current climate while also addressing the changes envisaged for society tomorrow. Although studies exist…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Leadership, College Faculty, Higher Education