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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.

Response to ‘5 Reasons to Pursue a Practitioner Doctorate’

The practitioner doctorate has gained increasing focus over the past two decades.

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.

Practitioner Publications: What Are They and Why Should I Consider Publishing in Them?

In many cases, academics engaged in research will craft an articulate, tantalizing article expounding upon the results and implications of a study. Once the article is crafted, revised, and honed, the researcher or team of researchers will (occasionally with prayers on bended knee) send off the article to a top tier academic/scholarly journal. Some of these articles even get published. However, there is another category of publications which many authors may be missing, and which may be more in alignment with one’s profession or have more impact on one’s professional career. This category is dubbed, practitioner periodicals.

Higher Education Reform and Job Market

To effectively shape higher education we must address the need of current and prospective students and American people as President Peter Cohen rightly suggested in his recent LinkedIn article.

Neuroentrepreneurship: REALLY Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Norris Kruger, a member of the Center for Managment and Entrrepreneurship, has edited the new Handbook of Research methodologies and Design in Neuroentrepreneurship.

Thought Leadership as a Pedagogical Approach – The CEITR Model

Thought leadership provides a useful lens for evaluating the significance of CEITR projects for both the University of Phoenix and the community of scholars. 

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