E-Journal Archives

Trustees and Leadership in Campus Decision Making: A Comparison of Institutional Types

Trustees play a critical role in how colleges and universities operate.  Whether appointed or  elected, trustees are in the position to provide the overarching vision for an institution or college system, and represent the needs, desires, and wants of the larger constituent base as decisions are made about the direction and activities of an institution (Davis, 2003). Read More >

Everrett A. Smith, Michael T. Miller, Adam A. Morris

Spring 2014
Training the Millennial Generation: Implications for Organizational Climate

It cannot be denied that the millennial generation is different than previous generations. As the millennial generation begins to enter the workforce in greater numbers it becomes increasingly essential that current members of the workforce understand the fundamental aspects of this generation, especially those aspects that may call for changes in the workplace. Read More >

Lindsey Farrell, Andrew C. Hurt

Spring 2014
Educational Leadership: Using Smart Pens to Enhance Administrator Visibility Through Organizational Skills

Writing can be an invaluable tool in the role of a school administrator. From jotting quick notes while observations while walking the halls or in and out of classrooms to writing ideas inspired from a meeting or conversation – administrators write. They write daily and some argue hourly if the administrator is visible and interacting with staff, students, and parents during the school day. Read More >

Marsha L. Carr

Spring 2014
Guiding Preservice Teachers to Lead Student Organizations in Education: The Faculty Advisor’s Perspective

Student organizations serve an important role in the life of a university.  They support the institution’s mission of developing students as leaders who will foster positive change in their professions and communities after graduation (Cress, Astin, Zimmerman-Oster, & Burkhardt, 2001; Komives, Lucas, & McMahon, 2007).  These organizations also serve as vehicles for enhancing the college experience, increasing campus and community involvement, and fostering intellectual development (Foubert & Grainger, 2006; Montelongo, 2002; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). Read More >

Nathan Bond, William L. Sterrett

Spring 2014
Vital Skills of the Elementary Principal as a Technology Leader

Since the late twentieth century, technology has been a dominant presence in human society. Prensky (2001) identified contemporary students, otherwise known as digital natives, as those who are fluent and comfortable in using various forms of technology.  To many of the digital natives, using technology comes naturally, much like breathing.  On the other hand, using technology by many of the Digital Immigrants, who are individuals that picked up technology skills later in life, is often painstaking and slow.   Read More >

Alejandro Garcia, Chuey Abrego

Spring 2014
Effects of High-Stakes Testing on Third through Fifth Grade Students: Student Voices and Concerns for Educational Leaders

High-stakes testing in public schools and the accountability that follows continue to be controversial issues of debate nationwide.  In Pennsylvania, the PSSA tests (Pennsylvania System of School Assessments) begin in third grade and are administered near the end of each subsequent grade or course throughout high school (PDE). Read More >

Carol E. Watson, Matthew Johanson, Megan Loder, Julianne Dankiw

Spring 2014