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Design Thinking and the Wicked Problem of Gender Bias

The Scholar Practitioner Leader as a Communicator

Associate Dean of Instruction, Dr. Herman van Niekerk, discusses the importance of communications skills in the Scholar-Practitioner-Leader model.

Bullying: A Darkness Within American Schools

          "Bullying presents one of the greatest health risks to children, youth, and young adults in U.S.

Determining Rigor and Excellence Within Practitioner Publications

In the opening article, readers were encouraged not to overlook publication through practitioner outlets. Practitioner publications were described as those which are targeted toward individuals working in their respective field, include information meant to help in the daily practice of engaging in those fields, and which may include some citations, references, and peer-review but often not as many or to the extent of academic, scholarly periodicals. However, an appropriate next question is, “How do I determine the rigor and excellence of a practitioner publication?” 

Purpose of social media in online education

People in 1985 and later have never lived in a world without personal computers.  These are the students that have been described as “digital natives.”  Most faculty are what would call “digital immigrants.”  They have had to learn the use of personal computers and the internet as they went along.  As faculty, we are now faced with the challenge of how to cope with these digital natives.

Stories of an SPL Connector

As I wrote a recent post titled “Scholar-Practitioner-Leaders as Connectors,” I reflected on my current connector activities and thought you might enjoy hearing of them.

Hurricanes, Schools, and the Ethic of Community

Public schools and natural disasters, how we can improve shelters.

Natural Bedfellows: University of Phoenix Doctoral Programs Meeting the Call in Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s ‘The Responsive Ph.D.’

Doctoral education is increasingly adapting to modern cultural movements, which gives rise to questions of quality, purpose, and alignment of programs with current trends. Dr. Ryan Rominger, Associate University Research Chair, discusses how University of Phoenix meets the call to expand doctoral education beyond its traditionally viewed constraints. This article provides part 1 of a 2-part series exploring how UOPX aligns with the main themes found within The Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s report titled The Responsive Ph.D.

Keys to Writing Journal Articles for Successful Publication in the Scholarly Community

As researchers and scholars, an important aspect of scholarly life is to engage in writing and publication not only for professional development but also for the enhancement of faculty expertise to help students in their educational journeys. Yet when it comes to writing articles for peer-reviewed journals, many scholars seem to share similar questions not only how to begin the process but also what it takes to get published.

The Scholar Practitioner Leader as a Connector

Senior Research Fellow Dr. Lynne Devnew explores how the Scholar-Practitioner-Leader leverages their skills and knowledge to break down silos to connect ideas and people.

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