Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Leadership and Professional Development: Enhancing the Quality of Delivery Systems in Higher Education
by Woods-Little, Kendall, D.E.Lead., University of Charleston - Beckley, 2019, 158; 27957112
Abstract (Summary)

This study gained information about the lived experiences of 10 leaders working within

different higher education institutions (HEI) around the United States. The data provided an indication of the lives of the

leaders regarding the support of their professors concerning ongoing professional development

currently being offered. It also gave indicators about why professors do not have buy-in with the

professional development programs (PDP) currently offered, leading to the phenomenon at hand, and finally guiding into future

research topics.

A review of the research questions and the background of the problem was thoroughly

examined in chapter five. In response to the survey questions, the researcher was able to answer

the research questions and satisfy the objective of the study. The significant findings were

presented, along with references for each theme. The discussion of the inferences for each theme

included a summary of the findings in addition to participants’ relevant responses, and where

applicable, references to the literature review, which helped to relate the separate pieces of the

study. The conclusions from the data were presented in the Implications and Recommendations

for the Industry section of the study. The limitations of the study were also presented.

The outcomes of this study are important to add to strategies that leaders can make

available to improve the delivery methods of their professors. Further research can apply the

results of this study to expand the knowledge of how this phenomenon affects future professional

development sessions for leadership within HEIs. Finally, this study presented recommendations

for future research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kemp, Thomas
Commitee: Kemp, Thomas, Mancini, Dale, Wylie, Ruth, Barnette, John E
School: University of Charleston - Beckley
Department: Buisness and Leadership
School Location: United States -- West Virginia
Source: DAI 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Teacher education, Higher education
Keywords: Best practice approaches, Leadership, Leadership driven practices, Professional development, Quality improvement processes
Publication Number: 27957112
ISBN: 9798645451516
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