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Block, Betty Ann – Quest, 2016
This article broadly addresses academic freedom and higher education in America, accentuating the viewpoint that change is not new. A historical overview of the state of the professoriate and social contexts are examined to situate the field of kinesiology into the context of the university. Ideas regarding the future of the field are addressed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Movement Education, Academic Freedom, Educational Change
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Block, Betty Ann; Tietjen-Smith, Tara – Quest, 2016
The authors argue that there will be a critical mass of women in leadership positions in kinesiology and across higher education for substantial gender-based mentoring to take place in the 21st century. First, the current state of women in higher education leadership, trends in mentoring, and the reasons it is important for women who have…
Descriptors: Females, Mentors, Kinetics, Human Body
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Block, Betty Ann; Tietjen-Smith, Tara; Estes, Steven G. – Quest, 2015
In this age of postmodern supercomplexity, universities face increased demands from many precincts in our society to respond to such issues as broader access, graduation rates, costs, and relevance, to name just a few. The cultivation of professional conditions that will help higher education and its kinesiology professoriate to not only to…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Kinetics, Higher Education, Decision Making
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Block, Betty Ann – Quest, 2014
This article discusses the need for chairs to recognize the changing and interconnected nature of postmodern times by engaging with policy makers, politics, and coalitions in this age of supercomplexity. Chairing a kinesiology department is a rewarding and complex position fraught with uncertainty; nevertheless, tolerating and planning for…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, School Policy
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Block, Betty Ann – Quest, 2014
Scholars have sought to identify the complexity and multidimensionality of the phenomenon of sexual identity formation since the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 (Bayer, 1981). This article addresses the manner in which the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer [LGBTQ]…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Physical Education
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Block, Betty Ann; Weatherford, Gwendolyn M. – Quest, 2013
Presenting research well with regard to persons with disabilities is as important as conducting research well. Disembodied, technical writing does not accurately represent the dramas of athletes, fans, and people who are trying to exist in damaged or violated bodies. Our stories are left incomplete if we omit the metaphoric and symbolic codes we…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Educational Research, Personal Narratives