Bowersox-Johnson, K. (2021). Living our mission: Aligning our organization’s strategic plan to the work. Leadership Abstracts, 34(10). https://www.league.org/leadership-abstracts/living-our-mission-aligning-our-organization%E2%80%99s-strategic-plan-work
In December 2019, Seattle Colleges’ colleagues Victor Kuo and Daihong Chen (2019) introduced the institution’s strategic plan scorecard to “measure what matters.” To ensure that goals are achievable, faculty and staff must have ownership in developing their own plan of action that aligns their department’s work to the larger institutional goals.
A lot of time, energy, and dedication go into developing an academic institution’s strategic plan. However, it is hard for some staff within the institution to translate those plans into actions as the goals may feel too far removed from their daily grind. For example, without proper coaching and direction, technical support staff members who only work with faculty may not fully understand how their work directly impacts a goal specific to student retention. Therefore, the next step in the strategic plan process is involving departments in a strategic planning process of their own.
Manning, S. & Johnson, K (2020). Online education for dummies. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
Whether you’re a college student, adult learner, or professional in continuing education, some—and sometimes all—of your learning will happen in a virtual classroom. This book is your friendly guide to the fast-growing possibilities of this world, from choosing the right course and mastering the software to polishing up your online communication and study skills. Whatever you want from your study experience—school success, professional development, or just pursuing your passion—this is your road map to online educational success!
- Identify the best online program for you
- Get organized to succeed at learning at a distance
- Be the best learner you can be
Johnson, K. & Manning, S. (2011). The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Instructors are pressured to integrate technology into their traditional or online instruction. This book offers a hands-on resource that shows how to integrate technology into lessons and offers information about common technologies, categorizing by groups, and explains the purposes they serve pedagogically as well as how they can be most effectively used in online or face-to-face classrooms. In addition to examples, each chapter will feature a decision making matrix to help instructors decide on whether or not a tool is really needed based on curriculum objectives or a specific organizational or curricular problem.
Johnson, K. & Manning, S. (2010). Online education for dummies. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
Online Education For Dummies explains the ins and outs of attending a virtual classroom, and provides you with the tools you need to hone your skills or obtain additional certification and degrees. This practical reference not only helps you get the most out of an online course, but also offers a wealth of advice to help you pick the one that matches your interests and needs.
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Johnson, K. (2010). The Global Campus: Examining the Initiative From the perspective of Diffusion Theory. Distance Learning, 7(1), 49-54.
According to Rogers (2003), diffusion is the process by which (1) an innovation (2) is communicated through certain channels (3) over time (4) among the members of a social system (emphasis added, p. 5). The University of Illinois, like many institutions of higher education, shares operational power among tenure-track faculty, governing boards, and advising committees. … the successful creation of a separate virtual campus would have required full autonomy and administrative control or the overall support of the faulty senates and chancellors at all three campuses.
National Network for Child Care – NNCC. Johnson, K. (1995). Positive Performance Appraisal. In Todd, C.M. (Ed.), “School-age connections”, 4(4), Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service.
Article discusses using a narrative evaluation approach that alleviates the intimidation factor of performance appraisal interviews. It also concentrates on providing positive feedback on employees’ performance, skills mastered since previous evaluation, and provides resources available to help employees improve in determined areas.
National Network for Child Care – NNCC. Johnson, K. (1995). Planning for kids by kids. In Todd, C.M. (Ed.), “School-age connections”, 4(4), Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service.
Article discusses providing students with the opportunity to participate in the development of their curriculum and be a part of the evaluation process as well.