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. 13, No. 4, December

A Comparative Analysis of Grading Practices by Discipline within a College of Business
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study is to determine if systematic grade inflation or compression exists across academic disciplines at this university's college of business administration. Grade inflation is typically defined as a systematic...
An Exploratory Analysis of Sales Career Desirability: An MBA Perspective
INTRODUCTION To survive and prosper, firms require well-qualified human resources. The field of sales is no exception, as good sales forces require good salespeople. But, how do firms identify sources of good salespeople? Many sources of salespeople...
An Importance-Effectiveness Analysis of the Contemporary Auditing Course
INTRODUCTION Recent highly publicized business failures have cast doubt on the effectiveness of auditors and have led to a weakening of public trust in the auditing profession. Scandals such as Enron, Worldcom, HealthSouth and other public companies...
Do Online Students Make the Grade on the Business Major Field ETS Exam?
INTRODUCTION Assessment is an explicit obligation of modern academic programs. The Educational Testing Service's (ETS) exam in business is an external standardized measure of assessment widely used to assess undergraduate business programs. Standardized...
Educators' Role in Promoting Academic Integrity
INTRODUCTION Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Research on academic cheating dates to the turn of the twentieth century with the earliest...
How Can Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Schools Promote Culturally Diverse Students' Success?
INTRODUCTION This article discusses interdisciplinary collaboration at Clayton State University (CSU), a technology-focused, suburban, commuter university with a very diverse student population. Although it is located in a suburban area, CSU, located...
Preparedness for Mid-Career Transitions: Examining Current Practices in Management Education
INTRODUCTION The focus of this paper is to examine how MBA programs have prepared graduates for unexpected mid-career job loss. A review of the literature shows such job losses often have significant negative impact on physical and mental health....
Readability of Introductory Financial and Managerial Accounting Textbooks
INTRODUCTION Selecting a textbook for use in introductory accounting courses can be a weighty and challenging task for faculty. Since business and accounting majors and minors generally must take the introductory accounting course sequence, a large...
Student Reactions to Assignment Structure: Examining the Influence of Cognitive Style
INTRODUCTION One of the challenges we face as business educators is to identify relevant theoretical issues, the practical problems associated with them and to design assignments that will ultimately lead to learning. In our experience, the appropriate...
Watch This Clip: Using Film as an Augmentation to Lecture and Class Discussion
INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW As technology continues to enhance the development of business education in institutions of higher learning (e.g. the abundance of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations being used across all business disciplines; increased online...