Professor lead editor of new book
Gary Miron, professor in educational leadership, research and technology, was lead editor of a new book entitled: "Exploring the School Choice Universe: Evidence and Recommendations." The National Press Club in Washington DC held a symposium in connection with the launch of this new book which was televised by CSPAN.
Posted April 22
Higher education and student affairs leadership master's students win case study
Four master’s students in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program within the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology won 1st place in the 12th Annual Virtual Case Study Competition from The Journal of Technology in Student Affairs. Jaclyn Rivard, Meredith Atchison, Kira Dow and Emily Lott presented on the topic of using social media.
View the team's presentation
Posted March 19
OLP students complete capstone
Last fall, the WMU board of trustees approved changing the name of the Human Resources Development master’s program in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology to the Master of Arts in Leadership for Organizational Learning and Performance (OLP). In addition, the program has moved to the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology. The curriculum was refined and the name changed to reflect contemporary practice in the field. December of 2012 was the first graduating class in the new program. The following are capstone projects that OLP students completed this semester.
A Process Improvement Project: Cross Functional Billing Processes in a Nationally Recognized Insurance Company, Doni B. Robertson, December 2012.
Implementing Employee Onboarding and Student Orientation Programs: An Analysis of Change Management, Project Planning, and Program Design, Carrie Rhein, December 2012.
New Hire Orientation Transformation: An evaluation of the New Hire Training Program and Recommendations for Improvement, Britany Depore Levin, December 2012.
Behavior Based Interviewing: The Key To Selecting Highly Qualified Staff, Gaoqi Hu, December 2012.
Designing and Implementing an Evaluation Plan for a Physician Leadership Program, Thomas B. Morley, December 2012.
Posted March 19
Graduate student and faculty member to present
Carl Westine (interdisciplinary program in evaluation graduate student) and Jessaca Spybrook (assistant professor of educational leadership, research and technology) will be presenting a paper at the upcoming meeting for the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. The paper, "Improving the Design of Science Intervention Studies: An Empirical Investigation of Design Parameters for Planning Group Randomized Trials" is the funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Posted Tuesday February 26
Spybrook to conduct half-day workshop
Jessaca Spybrook, assistant professor of educational leadership, research and technology, will be conducting a half-day workshop entitled Optimal Design Plus Empirical Evidence at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness in March. Jessaca is a co-author of the Optimal Design software and documentation that will be featured in the workshop.
Posted February 19
Doctoral Student and professor to present at conference
Dr. Dave Louis, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, and doctoral student Scott Michel will be presenting at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) in Atlanta this February. The presentation addresses the experiences of black and white faculty as they mentor students of other ethnicities. The presentation is an extension of their article entitled “Frantz Fanon ambivalence revisited in America’s faculty: Narratives of black and white faculty struggles with cross cultural mentoring” which was published in the Winter 2013 issue of the National Journal of Urban Education & Practice.
Posted February 19
Three doctoral students in educational leadership—Mr. Izumi Musashi who just graduated in December and Mr. Jiangang Xia, and Mr. Xingyuan Gao who are current doctoral students—have one journal article and two book chapters in press, and three papers accepted for presentation at 2013 AERA.
Izumi, M., Shen, J., Xia, J. (in press). Determinants of graduation rate of public alternative schools. Education and Urban Society.
Xia, J., Shen, J. & Cooley, V.E. (in press). Coherent curriculum. In J. Shen & V. E. Cooley (Eds.), A resource book for improving principals’ learning-centered leadership. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
Gao, X., Xia, J., Shen, J., Ma, X. (in press). Participation in and reflection on a quality improvement system: Perspectives from practitioners. In Shen, J., Ma, X. et al., Quality rating and improvement system for early care and education: Development, implementation, evaluation and learning. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Xia, J. (accepted). Is educational evaluation a profession yet in China? A brief review. Paper to be presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, April 27‒May 1, 2013, San Francisco, California.
Xia, J., Izumi, M., & Shen, J. (accepted). What influences teacher job satisfaction in public alternative schools? A multi-level study using SASS 2007-08. Paper to be presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, April 27‒May 1, 2013, San Francisco, California.
Gao, X., Shen, J., & Xia, J. (accepted). Is there an association between data-informed school-level improvement efforts and data-informed instruction at the classroom level? A test of the theory “school as a loosely coupled organization”. Paper to be presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, April 27‒May 1, 2013, San Francisco, California.
Posted January 15