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Utilizing Virtual Research Teams for Innovation

Within the massive umbrella of literature addressing aspects of virtual teams in organizations and their effectiveness (or lack of), there is scant research that specifically addresses the existence and effectiveness of virtual research teams in university environments.

The Cat in the Hat and Embedded Racial Bias in Schools

Recently a school librarian gained national attention when she refused a gift of 10 books to her school on the premise that the books’ author has demonstrated racial bias against African Americans in several of his publications.

The Courage to Connect: Axial Coding in Grounded Theory and Current Stigma Research

I have been working on my current grounded theory (GT) study regarding the experience of stigma for 15 women diagnose

Digital Economy and the Sharing Economy: What do we know and what do we NOT know?

We have been in the digital economy for almost two decades now, but most of our businesses have yet to to grasp what digitization (i.e., a technical process) and digitalization (i.e., a socio-technological process of applying digitization techniques to broader social and institutional contexts that render digital technologies infrastructure) means.

A Visit to the Leuven Grand Beguinage - October 12, 2017

Dr. Lynne Devnew recounts her experiences at the Leuven Grand Beguinage.

1st Women and Leadership Transatlantic Dialogue Brussels, Belgium – October 11, 2017

Dr. Lynne Devnew talks about the transatlantic Women and Leadership dialogue.

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. society today. School safety, including the prevention of bullying, is a top national priority and a key area of academic research.” - Felice Levine, executive director of the American Educational Research Association.

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.

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