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. 17, No. 2, 2013

A Simple Model for Estimating Enrollment Yield from a List of Freshman Prospects
ABSTRACTThis study develops a simple binary logistic regression model for estimating total enrollment yield and enrollment probability for individual accepted applicants using cross-sectional data from a private, liberal arts university. The model uses...
Changes in Motivation during an MBA Program: Gender Makes a Difference from First-Year to Graduation
ABSTRACTThis multi-year study investigates student motivation at the beginning of an MBA program, and again at the end of the program. The study attempts to show that when students enter the program, they are primarily motivated by external factors (e.g.,...
Designing Service Learning Project in Systems Analysis and Design Course
ABSTRACTService learning is to promote real-world relevance through the application of classroom knowledge to problems in the business community. Study shows that service learning is a valuable instructional methodology and has been applied to many disciplines...
Gender and Comparative Evaluations in Student Groups
ABSTRACTIt is well documented that students generally overestimate their grades in coursework, and some studies have found that male students overestimate their test scores more than females do. This study examines gender differences when self evaluations...
Guidelines for Meetings and Presentations in Second Life
ABSTRACTWhile the 2D world of Course/Learning Management Systems (C/LMS) like Blackboard/WebCT, Sakai, Desire2Learn (D2L), Moodle, etc. provide rich resources for online interaction/learning/educating, these resources are limited for establishing real...
Leadership Behavior and Its Impact on Student Success and Retention in Online Graduate Education
ABSTRACTStudent attrition, although some to be expected, comes at a high cost. Failure to complete studies is recognized as a personal loss for the individual, an economic loss for the universities, and an intellectual loss for society. While extensive...
Residual Effects of a Professional Development Project for Aspiring School Leaders
ABSTRACTThis study examines residual effects of a project wherein aspiring principals planned and presented professional development sessions for pre-service teachers. Using an online survey with both closed and open ended questions, former graduate...
The Missing Link in the Ccss Initiative: Professional Development for Implementation
ABSTRACTThe Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are research-based, internationally benchmarked, and rigorous mandates that include 21st century skills and reliable pathways toward college and career readiness (CCSS Initiative, 2011). Fundamentally, the...
The "New" School Leader: Training Instructional Leaders for a New Generation of Teachers and Learners
ABSTRACTAs school district administrators labor to ascertain the qualities needed to lead schools in the 21st century, the task of designing principal training has taken countless methods and approaches. One school district made an intentional decision...
Video as a Recruitment Tool at "Big Four" Public Accounting Firms: Why Video Should Be Part of Accounting Curricula
ABSTRACTJohn Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. recently stated, "Video is the new voice... If a picture is worth a thousand words, a multimedia video is worth a million words" (Jander, 2010). This assertion is consistent with the increasing use of...
Who Has the Most Skin in the Game? a Stake Owner Theory of Tenure
ABSTRACTApplying agency theory and a concept we call preferred economic interest to the governance of institutions of higher education, we propose a stake owners theory which holds tenured faculty members to be principals of the institution with administrators...