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ItemBalancing online teaching activities: Strategies for optimizing efficiency and effectiveness(Middle Tennessee State University, 2015-03-15) Raffo, Deana M ; Fisher, Lawanna S. ; Brinthaupt. Thomas M. ; Raffo, Deana M. ; ManagementIncreased demands in professional expectations have required online faculty to learn how to balance multiple roles in an open-ended, changing, and relatively unstructured job. In this paper, we argue that being strategic about one's balance of the various facets of online teaching will improve one's teaching efficiency and effectiveness. We discuss the balancing issues associated with four key online teaching facets: course design/development, delivery of the course content, assessments/feedback, and professional development. We conclude with a template for a strategic professional development plan that addresses these key facets
ItemGender, conflict, and workplace bullying: Is civility policy the silver bullet?(Middle Tennessee State University, 2013) Raffo, Deana M ; Management
ItemLeadership practices of students enrolled in a leadership theories course(Middle Tennessee State University, 2011-01) Raffo, Deana M ; Pender, Alexis ; ManagementThis research investigated the student leadership practices of undergraduates enrolled in a leadership theories course at a large, regional university using Kouzes and Posners (1998) Student Leadership Practices Inventory (SLPI). Students enrolled in the course scored higher in all five categories of exemplary leadership practices than the SLPI normative data. Furthermore, leadership studies minors scored higher than non-leadership minors in two categories, inspiring a shared vision and enabling others to act. Results indicate that there are differences in leadership characteristics between students who minor in leadership or take a leadership course as compared to students in leadership roles. It is recommended that as curricular leadership programs continue to grow and expand, these programs take student leadership characteristics into account in course development to create more effective programs to address students needs.