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Relles, Stefani R.; Duncheon, Julia C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
This case study offers a qualitative perspective on a relationship between institutional structures and student outcomes. The data describe the conditions in 10 English remediation classrooms at one urban community college district. The study uses new literacies as a theoretical framework with which to understand how these conditions supported…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Urban Schools
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Reybold, L. Earle; Halx, Mark D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Scholarship about ethics in higher education often focuses on wrongdoing: cheating, incivility, and a host of other misdeeds. We focus, instead, on ethicality as the enactment of integrity across everyday work life. This approach is particularly true in student affairs where administrators, faculty members, staff members, and students intersect…
Descriptors: Ethics, Standards, Integrity, Professional Identity
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LePeau, Lucy A.; Hurtado, Sarah S.; Davis, Ryan J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Little is understood about how campus educators within Academic Affairs and Student Affairs use institutional websites to articulate what their institutional commitments to diversity, inclusion, and social justice are and how they are enacted. Through an exploratory content analysis using LePeau's (2015) framework on pathways to partnership (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Web Sites, Colleges, Cultural Differences
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Sanders-Dewey, Neva E. J.; Liszewski, Kyle – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Fluctuations in the financial welfare of institutions of higher education have long been tied to our country's economic well-being. For many institutions the most recent financial downturns have led to historic revenue and enrollment difficulties that have necessitated the use of cost containment strategies to conserve dwindling resources.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation
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Jones, Willis A.; Hutchens, Neal H.; Hulbert, Azalea; Lewis, Wayne D.; Brown, David M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Non-tenure track faculty members (NTTF) constitute what has been referred to by scholars as the new faculty majority. The growing numbers of NTTF have led to debates about the role they should play in shared governance. Currently, however, an overall lack of empirical knowledge exists regarding the status of their involvement in institutional…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, Elections, Teacher Participation, Governance
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Hoppes, Cherron R.; Holley, Karri A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Higher education institutions have faced increased social, cultural, economic, and political challenges in recent decades. In this study we used the socio-cultural construct of trust to understand how organizational responses to external challenges impact the relationship between faculty members and administrators. Using extensive interviews,…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Organizational Culture, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Arnold, Jeanne; Kowalski-Braun, Marlene – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article, we discuss the necessary components for successfully creating and implementing a chief diversity officer (CDO) position within a four-year public institution. We explore information about critical stages of the process such as the creation of the position, the recruitment process, and compatibility with the institution's mission.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, Institutional Mission, Cultural Relevance
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Smith, Dennie L.; Rollins, Kayla B.; Smith, Lana J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
This study examined the perceptions and concerns of current academic department chairs as they consider the transition to full responsibilities as a faculty member after the completion of a term in this leadership role. Currently, little research has focused on the dynamics of this transition process. Findings indicated that most department chairs…
Descriptors: Productivity, Rewards, Leadership, Department Heads
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Clark, Steven C.; Griffin, Rick A.; Martin, Cameron K. – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
Institutional policies and policy systems are vital to the well-being of institutions of higher education. While many institutions dedicate time and resources to the development of key policies, the establishment of a well-designed and well-functioning policy system is often neglected. We refer to the discrepancy between the importance of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Program Improvement, Educational Policy
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Nelles, Jen; Vorley, Tim – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
Universities are engines of the knowledge-based economy, both as sites of knowledge production and exploitation. Over the past two decades a "Third Mission" for universities has been articulated, alongside teaching and research; and this third mission is understood as commercial engagement. While growing literatures on the entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, College Role, Institutional Mission
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Fugazzotto, Sam J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
Space serves as a key resource for colleges and universities, and institutions exchange information about it with each other and with prospective students. Using content analysis to examine several widely circulated publications, this study looked for differences in the value attributed to space when institutional leaders present it to students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Content Analysis, School Space, Colleges
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Singleton-Jackson, Jill A.; Jackson, Dennis L.; Reinhardt, Jeff – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
Academic entitlement, an attitude marked by students' beliefs that they are owed something in the educational experience apart from what they might earn from their effort, has received attention recently in the literature. In previous work, academic entitlement has been shown to be related to parenting styles and personality constructs. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Social Promotion, Parenting Styles
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Beer, Laura E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
A contemplative approach to higher education is receiving increased attention and application in the classroom. Applying contemplative practices to administration, however, has received little attention in the literature. This case study offers a unique look at Naropa University and its implementation of contemplative administration. Findings…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, College Administration, Metacognition
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DiRamio, David; Theroux, Ryan; Guarino, Anthony J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
Using network analysis we investigated faculty hiring at 21 U. S. News top-ranked programs in higher education administration. Our research questions were as follows. Do top programs hire from each other? Are faculty from the "outside" finding positions at top programs? Mixed results hint at implications for the "health" of the hiring network.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Network Analysis, Social Networks, Educational Administration
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Stone, Tammy – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
This article explores the concept of academic receivership in U.S. colleges and universities. Academic receivership occurs when control of an academic department or program is removed from the faculty and an outside chair is put in place by the college or university administration. A literature review is supplemented by a small survey to assess…
Descriptors: Departments, Higher Education, College Administration, Colleges
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