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. 14, No. 4, December

An Exploratory Study of the Effect of Rewards and Deadlines on Academic Procrastination in Web-Based Classes
INTRODUCTION Procrastination has been defined as the putting off or delaying of a task (Solomon and Rothblum1984). In fact, procrastination is so prevalent in universities and colleges, researchers have coined the term "academic procrastination"...
Applying Learning Organizations to the Classroom
INTRODUCTION This article is intended to address a common challenge experienced by teachers in higher education how to integrate theory with practice in the classroom. One of the key problems facing recent college graduates (and their employers)...
Computer-Based Testing: A Comparison of Computer-Based and Paper-and-Pencil Assessment
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to compare assessment scores of students using proctored computer based tests (CBT) to test scores of students taking proctored paper-and-pencil tests in the classroom. Ertuck, Ozden, and Sanli (2004) define...
Differential Effects of Student Characteristics on Performance: Online Vis-a-Vis Offline Accounting Courses
INTRODUCTION A considerable body of research on distance learning suggests that there is no significant difference in achievement levels between online learners and offline learners (E.G., The Institute for Higher Education Policy (1999), Chamberlin...
Doctoral Programs in Accounting and Intellectual Contributions of Accounting Faculty at Non-Doctoral Institutions
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of doctoral accounting programs in training accounting faculty members who would teach in schools accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International....
Evaluating the Level of Critical Thinking in Introductory Investments Courses
INTRODUCTION Holly Dolezalek (2003), referencing Roger Shank the chief education officer at Carnegie Mellon West, writes "education by lecture in a classroom was an idea from the Middle Ages, when not everyone could read and there weren't enough...
Impact of Fiscal Resources Allocation to Schools Based on a Differentiated Supervision Model
INTRODUCTION As accountability for student performance increases, local education agencies are confronted with the challenging task of providing maximum support to schools that have the greatest needs while simultaneously maintaining the success...
Improving Ethical Education in the Accounting Program: A Conceptual Course
INTRODUCTION The role of accountants is critical to society. Accountants serve as financial reporters and intermediaries in the capital markets and owe their primary obligation to the public interest. The information they provide is crucial in aiding...
Managing Adjunct Professors: Strategies for Improved Performance
INTRODUCTION It was a sunny afternoon in early September. The leaves outside the conference room were just beginning to hint at the promise of fall. A dozen people, hired to teach as adjunct instructors at this business school, filed into the wood-paneled...
The Impact of Physical Classroom Environment on Student Satisfaction and Student Evaluation of Teaching in the University Environment
INTRODUCTION A 2008 technology survey of AACSB-accredited business schools indicates that fifty percent of business schools plan to upgrade their facilities within the next five years, with an average estimated cost of $37,252,600 per school (TBS...
The Role and Relationship of Hope, Optimism and Goal Setting in Achieving Academic Success: A Study of Students Enrolled in Online Accounting Courses
INTRODUCTION Educators express concern with regard to academic quality, student persistence, ability, and other issues in both traditional and online classes. Both students and higher education heavily rely on distance education as a means to deliver...