Academy of Educational Leadership Journal

Published semiannually by Allied Academies, the Academy of Educational Leadership Journals is a peer-reviewed journal with articles focusing on education and educational leadership.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, May

A Business Application of the Minute Paper
INTRODUCTION In spite of the seemingly ever-increasing emphasis on research and publishing in academia, the perceived importance of teaching in business schools has increased in recent decades (Ehie & Karathanso, 1994). Attempts to evaluate...
A Corporate Human Resource Approach to Evaluating University Faculty: Lessons in Development and Communication
INTRODUCTION Today, performance plans and evaluations are common Human Resource practice in corporate America. In the 2000 society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Personnel Decision International (PDI) survey, 85% of the respondent organizations...
A Proposed Approach to Measure Student Competencies: Adjusting for Grade Inflation and Grade Variation
INTRODUCTION Grade inflation describes an upward shift in the grade-point average (GPA) over an extended period of time and has emerged in all levels of education in the past three decades (Carney el al. 1978; Kolevzon 1981; Millman et al. 1983)....
A Student Generated Expressive Writing Program and the Principles of Finance Course
INTRODUCTION Beginning finance courses, comprised largely of business majors, are typically challenged by a lack of background in the field, a complex and analytical subject matter and often a lack of interest and motivation (particularly for those...
Competing Effectively for MBA Students: Working Harder and Smarter in Unprotected Markets
INTRODUCTION I'd like to begin this discussion with three rudimentary observations: 1 Aspiring MBA candidates pursue graduate business studies to learn and hone good business practices. Therefore, it seems axiomatic that every MBA program...
Course Design: Should We Permit Student Participation?
INTRODUCTION Today's managers consider employee participation and empowerment vital to making organizations more competitive in the marketplace. Employee participation is said to lower operating costs, improve productivity, quality, commitment and...
Distance versus Live Education: Points of Compromise, Points of Synergy
INTRODUCTION Even the most isolated educator in the ivory tower most removed from the mainstream is aware of the threat (or potential) of distance education to change the face of University education. On the positive side, there are comments like...
Ethical Business Conduct: An Exploratory Study of Gender Differences
INTRODUCTION Articles concerned with the cohort of the American population referred to as "Generation Y" (also known as the "Echo Boom," the "Baby Boomlet," the "Internet Generation," and the "Millennial Generation") those born between the years...
Ethical Decisions in Academia: The Moderating Effect of Locus of Control in Asian Cultures
INTRODUCTION Today, more than ever before, universities understand the need to prepare business students for the multifaceted aspects of the business world. Merely providing students with technical skills is insufficient preparation. Upon graduation,...
Gender Issues in the Student Ratings of School of Business Instructors at a Regional University
INTRODUCTION Over the past several years, student evaluations of instructors have taken on increasing importance as administrators have sought to use as many objective measures as possible to justify tenure/promotion decisions, to differentiate...
Managing On-Line Classrooms: Suggestions for Assessing Student Participation and Providing Timely and Meaningful Feedback
INTRODUCTION Web-based instruction presents some distinct advantages for both institutions and students. Along with being able to participate at their convenience, on-line instruction offers students access to programs not otherwise available within...
Student Perceptions of Management Courses Delivered Via Distance Learning Technologies
INTRODUCTION Schools of business are increasingly adopting distance-learning technologies for the delivery of courses and even complete degree programs (Hildebrand, 1995). This trend has resulted from the rapid developments in information technology,...