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  • 1. "Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." The SAS Post ~ Chinese Proverb Winter 2010 Inside this Issue International Leadership Association Conference International Leadership Association Conference Employers are from Mars, Workers are From Venus Associate Faculty Recognition SAS Colloquium: A Conversation with Warren Bennis SAS Faculty of the Year 2011 Holiday Break and Proposal/Dissertation Submissions SAS Staff: Julia Smith, PhD Director of Academic Affairs John Gregg, PhD Associate Director of Academic Affairs Bonnie Knox, PhD Campus College Chair, Business Diane Gavin, PhD Campus College Chair, Research/Dissertations Dr. Jeremy Moreland, Dean of the School of Advanced Studies, Dr. Leona Lobell, Full-Time Faculty Member, Shalini Devi, Doctoral Learner, Christina Singletary, Doctoral Learner, Regi Adams, Doctoral Fran Nelson, PhD Learner, Dr. Hank Radda, Senior Vice President of the School of Advanced Studies. Campus College Chair, Nursing/Health This fall, the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) instituted the Research Presentation Awards Barbara Shambaugh, EdD Program to provide funding for doctoral learners, alumni, and faculty to participate in scholarly and SAS Full-Time Nursing Faculty professional conferences. Jean Perlman, JD, DBA SAS Full-Time Academic The following Research Presentation Award recipients presented their research at the Faculty, DBA Program International Leadership Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on October 24–27 2010. Phil Davidson, PhD SAS Full-Time Academic Dr. Kimberly Millier Faculty, DM and DM/IS&T Dr. Kimberly Millier presented her research on the Business Women’s Association of Uzbekistan Programs (BWA) and the implications for women leaders around the world.file:///H|/Academic%20Affairs/SAS/FDAs/communications/Post/Winter%20Post%202010/Winter%202010%20Post.htm[12/20/2010 4:13:10 PM]
  • 2. Robin Buckley, PhD SAS Full-Time Academic Dr. Nellie Deutsch Faculty, Ed.D. Program Dr. Deutsch presented research findings on instructors’ experiences with implementing technology in Kelley Conrad, PhD blended learning courses in higher education. SAS Full-Time Faculty, PhD/IO Program Jorge Menendez Jorge L. Meléndez presented his research on digital citizenship (ability to participate in society online) Ronald Black, EdD SAS Full-Time Faculty, and Puerto Ricans’ level of public understanding of digital/e-government. PhD/HEA Program Regi Adams Kim Blum-Vazquez, PhD SAS Full-Time Research Faculty Regi presented his research on whether doctoral applicants’ letters of intent are good predictors of persistence in an academic program. Tim Delicath, PhD SAS Full-Time Research Faculty Dr. John Bryan Arfe Ozcan, PhD Dr. John Bryan developed a Post-Conflict Leadership Model and presented lessons for leadership SAS Full-Time Research Faculty following economic trauma. Ron McFarland, PhD SAS Full-Time Research Faculty Back to Top Amy Preiss, PhD SAS Full-Time Development Faculty Employers are from Mars, Workers are From Venus John Sienrukos, PhD SAS Full-Time Development The Workplace Perception Gap and its Relevance to Education Faculty Susanne Beier, PhD SAS Full-Time Development Faculty Merri Drake Faculty Development Specialist Mary Valdez Academic Affairs Manager Aminah Brelvi, MBA Faculty Development Administrator -SAS Workshops and Logistics Jacob Harris, MAED/CI Asked about education and skills needed for jobs in the emerging economy, workers and job Faculty Development Administrator - seekers often don’t see eye-to-eye with the employers who hire them. Disagreement about the demands Communications/Governance of the employment marketplace points to a growing workforce perception gap: Employers are from Mars, workers are from Venus. This perception gap is making a tough economy more difficult for Genevieve Molina, MSC/MFCT Faculty Development workers and job seekers. Administrator - Quality Assurance Researchers at the University of Phoenix Research Institute surveyed nearly 1000 employers and employees in diverse industries about the types of education, skills, and language abilities needed for Tiffany Norris Academic Operations Lead jobs now and in the next 10 years. Participants included students in post-secondary education programs who work full time, as well as hiring managers and job seekers. Natasha Simmons Senior Faculty Liaison The results, published in a 150-page study titled The Great Divide: Worker and Employer Perspectives Melissa Allen of Current and Future Workforce Demands, indicate that workers may be underestimating the demands of Faculty Liaison the emerging economy. Results were presented at the League for Innovation in the Community College’s inaugural STEMtech conference on November 3, 2010. Ernie Hernandezfile:///H|/Academic%20Affairs/SAS/FDAs/communications/Post/Winter%20Post%202010/Winter%202010%20Post.htm[12/20/2010 4:13:10 PM]
  • 3. Faculty Liaison Sara Mooney Senior Dissertation Process Liaison John Apt Dissertation Process Liaison John Ramirez Director of Operations/Analyst Howard Ehlers Residency Operations Manager Andrew Kaegbein IT Project Manager Nicole Cabrera Lead Residency Coordinator Example of the Great Divide: Workers rated the demand for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees lower compared to employers. In fact, almost half of new jobs created between 2006 and 2016 will require Nicholas Galemore employees with postsecondary credentials. Senior Lead Residency Operations Administrator “The Great Divide study helps explain why the skill set of the workforce is becoming further Brent Wickham removed from the needs of employers. This dangerous trend may be rooted in fundamentally different Project Manager perceptions about education, economic reality, and the employment marketplace.” says Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, President of the University of Phoenix Research Institute, who speaks globally about Martin Mace the future of work, education, and society. Lead Residency Operations Administrator The authors of the study believe the results are relevant to students and educators. Students Bill Canty who are planning their education and careers can benefit from a better understanding of the employer Residency Project Coordinator perspective on the current and future job market. Community colleges can use information from the Andrew Nemeth study to strengthen the ties between education and training programs and the needs of employers. Residency Project Coordinator "The findings in our study are consistent with other research supporting a growing gap between Orion Perez the education and training of the American workforce and the skills that will be needed to fill positions Lead Residency Operations in the approaching decade,” says Dr. Leslie A. Miller, Executive Director of the University of Phoenix Administrator Research Institute and coauthor of the study. Gabrielle LaVia Lead Residency Operations “The question for educators is what can be done to make higher education curricula and Administrator professional development offerings more responsive to employers’ needs,” says Miller. Miller also believes that the lessons of the Great Divide study can be boiled down to some very practical advice for students: “Before making important higher education and career development decisions, scan company websites and job boards to assess what skills, knowledge and experience are in demand by employers and what degrees and certifications are required for positions you may seek.” For a copy of the full report, contact the University of Phoenix Research Institute at institute@phoenix.edu. If you have any questions Back to Top for the editor, contact Jacob.Harris@phoenix.edu Associate Faculty Recognitionfile:///H|/Academic%20Affairs/SAS/FDAs/communications/Post/Winter%20Post%202010/Winter%202010%20Post.htm[12/20/2010 4:13:10 PM]
  • 4. The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) recognizes the positive influence faculty make in learners’ academic and professional lives. Each month SAS acknowledges faculty who demonstrate outstanding service to learners. Faculty are selected from among many excellent faculty based on student end-of- course survey scores, faculty peer recommendations, and observations of course facilitation. SAS is proud to honor the following individuals for their commitment to offering learners the highest quality educational experience. Stuart J. Schwartz, for providing detailed assignment feedback and communicating in a friendly tone Lynn D. McCann, for excellent interaction with learners Gregory E. Worden, for a warm, friendly facilitation style and for integrating new technology into the classroom Glenn Deatley, for a high level of classroom engagement Frank Appunn, for outstanding SEOCS comments and for “going the extra mile” Linda Wing, for her dedication to student engagement and transformative learning Linda de Charon, for her dedication to student performance and dissertation-writing knowledge April Flanagan, for her responsiveness and integration of practitioner experience Back to Top SAS Colloquium: A Conversation with Warren Bennis Dr. Warren Bennis presented a webinar for SAS faculty and learners on his recently published book, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership.file:///H|/Academic%20Affairs/SAS/FDAs/communications/Post/Winter%20Post%202010/Winter%202010%20Post.htm[12/20/2010 4:13:10 PM]
  • 5. During October 2010, the University of Phoenix convened its fourth colloquium with keynote speaker Dr Warren Bennis. More than 300 faculty members, alumni, and doctoral learners attended a live webinar with pre-and post-event online discussion. Dr. Warren Bennis is a noted leadership scholar, academician, and world-renowned writer whose thoughts and ideas have influenced business, academic, and government leaders for more than 50 years. Dr. Bennis’ recently published book, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership provided the basis for a discussion hosted by former Journal of Leadership Studies editor Dr. Leona Lobell. Dr. Bennis reminded participants that our objective is to achieve a well-lived life. Each of us has the capacity for growth, understanding, and empathy. Our duty, as leaders, is to influence others so they can fulfill their potential and therein, we achieve our own. The cycle of life is about the journey and the people we meet along the way. We each have the capacity to be influenced and educated by others and in turn, our thoughts, insights, and contributions are only noteworthy when shared with others. Our destiny as individuals and leaders is formed the crucible of our challenges and defined by our capacity for compassion. Area Chairs Dr. Edward Paluch and Dr. Craig Barton and SAS graduate Dr. Joseph Stahl facilitated the robust and incisive online discussions that preceded and followed the webinar. The online dialogue focused on the art of leadership, the role of mentoring, and key leadership attributes. The colloquium was an enriching experience for all who attended. The next colloquium, a Conversation with Nathan Harter, will take place on February 2, with pre-and post-event online discussion from January 25 through February 7. Back to Top SAS Faculty of the Year 2011 The School of Advanced Studies (SAS) promotes a scholarship-practice-leadership-model for faculty and learners alike. As aspiring practitioner-scholars, SAS learners are in a unique position to identify faculty who exemplify outstanding teaching skills and serve as professional role models. That’s why we’re asking you to nominate an extraordinary faculty member for SAS Faculty of the Year 2011. Nominees must meet the following criteria: - Model leadership - Model scholarship - Demonstrate excellent class facilitation - Provide constructive coaching and feedbackfile:///H|/Academic%20Affairs/SAS/FDAs/communications/Post/Winter%20Post%202010/Winter%202010%20Post.htm[12/20/2010 4:13:10 PM]
  • 6. - Inspire learner engagement, persistence, and success You can nominate faculty for group-study, residency, and dissertation (directed-study) classes. Please be on the lookout for more information regarding the submission process in early 2011 Back to Top The Holiday Break and Proposal/Dissertation Submissions Season’s Greetings~ Due to the University of Phoenix holiday break, please note the following proposal and dissertation submission guidelines: Learners may submit proposals and dissertations via the SASWeb during the 2-week holiday break (12/21/2010 – 1/3/2011). The 28-day after class submission period will be extend by 2 weeks. Proposal and dissertation processing times will be slightly longer than usual. Proposals and dissertations will not be processed until all committee members respond to the verification email with "I approve this learners submission.” Proposals and dissertations will not be processed or reviewed on the following University of Phoenix holiday dates: 12/24/2010, 12/27/2010, or 12/31/2010.file:///H|/Academic%20Affairs/SAS/FDAs/communications/Post/Winter%20Post%202010/Winter%202010%20Post.htm[12/20/2010 4:13:10 PM]
  • 7. Back to Top Letters to the Editor If you have story ideas or questions for the editor, please contact Jacob.Harris@phoenix.edufile:///H|/Academic%20Affairs/SAS/FDAs/communications/Post/Winter%20Post%202010/Winter%202010%20Post.htm[12/20/2010 4:13:10 PM]