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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Faculty to faculty incivility in Iowa nursing education programs, Candace Chihak Open Access Dissertation

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Perceived causes and methods of examination malpractice in the Malawian education system: A case study of secondary schools in South East Education Division (SEED), Fiddelis Blessings Makaula Open Access Dissertation

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Turnaround leadership: A case study of principal leadership practices in a persistently low-achieving school during the turnaround process, Stephanie N. Mohorne Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Is Iowa making the grade?: An assessment of K-12 health education programs in public schools, Jamie L. R. Sebring Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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A case study analyzing the traits, programs, actions, and beliefs necessary to overcome the correlative relationship between high free and reduced lunch rates and low standardized test scores, John Speer Open Access Dissertation

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Student affairs approaches to religion and spirituality in U.S. public higher education, Kayla J. Stafford Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Using one-to-one computing for differentiated instruction in Iowa: An investigation of the impact of teachers' perceptions of teaching and learning, Jodi A. Bermel Open Access Dissertation

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The effect of participating on service trips on community engagement and student development, Kristofer M. Czerwiec Open Access Thesis

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A qualitative study of the perceptions of public school teachers and administrators on the teachers' association and the collective bargaining process in an Iowa urban school setting, Eric J. Gjerde Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A ten year retrospective longitudinal quantitative study of the University of Northern Iowa Classic Upward Bound program, Wilfred M. Johnson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The right fit: Contributing factors to the effectiveness of the dual role superintendent/principal model, Matthew Paul O'Loughlin Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The early implementation of a teacher leadership and compensation system in a selected Iowa public school as codified by House File 215, Anthony Dale Voss Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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They, those, and other pronouns used to describe them: A qualitative study of the lived experiences of the African American girls in the Girls to Women group, Amber Nicole Boyd Open Access Dissertation

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Doorways and walls: Peer coaching as a means to change instructional practice, Chad Garber Open Access Dissertation

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Hero to zero: Stress perceptions of the public school administrator and his spouse, Steven L. Gray Open Access Dissertation

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Secondary teachers as early childhood principals: A qualitative case study, Brian Dale Kingrey Open Access Dissertation

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Superintendent leadership: Comparing superintendent and school board president perceptions of essential leadership characteristics and capabilities of the superintendent in today's complex and ever-changing educational environment according to MCREL's superintendent responsibilities and the Iowa standards for school leaders, Daniel J. Peterson Open Access Dissertation

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Professional Educators of Iowa member perspectives about Iowa State Education Association and National Education Association membership and political activities, Melissa Kay Reade Open Access Dissertation

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Resistance to change among veteran teachers: Providing voice for more effective engagement, Richard R. Snyder Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of living in a springboard house during one's first year at the University of Northern Iowa, Laura Trettin Open Access Thesis

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Finna get locked up: The school experiences of five men labeled BD, Jill Renae Mollison Weigel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Providing academic access to individuals with significant disabilties [sic], Lindsey Jill Frandsen Open Access Thesis

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Leading through change: A study of the role of central office leadership in the process of secondary change, Dirk A. Halupnik Open Access Dissertation

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Outside is in: Women, special education, and the superintendency, John Lawrence Hanson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Uncovering the lived experiences of entry-level administrators in a school in need of assistance, Teresa Rayman Peterson Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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An analysis of the effect of a 21st-century-designed middle school on student achievement, Gary David Schwartz Open Access Dissertation

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Evaluating the effects of increasing mathematics graduation requirements: A survey of the effects of state policy change in Illinois, Corey Tafoya Open Access Dissertation

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Voice of the voiceless: The effects of labeling children in public schools, Mike T. Wells Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Intensive mentoring : stimulators of and barriers to coaching, spiritual guiding and discipling relationships, David Alan De Jong Open Access Dissertation

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A qualitative study of new secondary teacher attrition in an Iowa urban school setting, James E. Dostal Open Access Dissertation

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Exploring new roles of classroom teachers in Iowa communities experiencing rapid ethnic diversification, Cindy R. Lewis Open Access Dissertation 2012

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Student-centered literacy instruction: An examination of an elementary teacher's experience, Carolyn Marie Wiezorek Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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A comparison of bullying in public and private schools in a small Midwestern community, Daniel J. Ryan Open Access Dissertation 2011

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Resident assistant use of student development theory and its relation to supervisor knowledge and use, David Michael Schmid Open Access Dissertation 2011

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Maggie and her students: Talking and reasoning in a reform-based mathematics classroom, Debra Louise Semm Rich Open Access Dissertation 2013 Award

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Master students' perception of informal faculty mentoring : an explorative investigation, Nangai Yang Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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How do beginning administrators navigate through their first year of the middle school principalship?, James D. Cryer Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Alternative high schools: what types of programs lead to the greatest level of effectiveness?, Timothy W. Gilson Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Come out, stay out, stand out: Eight stories of gay and lesbian high school students, Nicholas J. Pace Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Development and implementation of the University of Northern Iowa's “Students First” capital campaign: A case study, Cornelius Anthony Castain Open Access Dissertation

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Factors associated with the decision not to become 7–12 principals by those holding the license, Gail Moorman Behrens Open Access Dissertation

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Social experiences of African-American female students on a predominantly White campus, Guy Alexander Sims Open Access Dissertation

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Internationalizing higher education: A case study of a Midwest comprehensive university, Irene Tan Ai Lian Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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A qualitative inquiry into why and how special educators leave the field, Jane E. Caraway Open Access Dissertation 2003 Award

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Student perceptions of satisfaction with school climate in relationship to their involvement in an extracurricular activity program for the promotion of intercultural harmony, Dana Charles Deines Open Access Dissertation

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Perceptions of high school principals on instructional leadership and implications for practice and professional development, Dianna K. Engelbrecht Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of the types of support identified as necessary by secondary classroom teachers in Iowa school districts for the inclusion of students identified as behaviorally disabled, Rick Alan Ironside Open Access Dissertation

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A study of the multiple-perspective approach to leadership used by elementary and secondary public school principals in urban Iowa, Tracy E. Johns Open Access Dissertation

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The effects of the Comprehensive School Improvement Process on gifted and talented programming in Iowa as perceived by middle-level principals and teachers, Jean Suchsland Schneider Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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A leadership model and supervisory skills perceived by production employees, supervisors, and managers as important to the improvement of employee performance in manufacturing, Douglas R. Hotek Open Access Dissertation

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Principal succession: Realities encountered by successor principals during the succession process, Kenneth Lester Rigdon Open Access Dissertation

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Hong Kong higher education in transition: The academic community's perception at the time of 1997 retrocession, Jiyu Yang Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Perceptions of Iowa high school principals on the relationship of leadership, school size, and socioeconomic level to school culture, Kevin Wayne Fiene Open Access Dissertation 2001 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Passages: A case study of an Iowa female secondary principal, Victoria L. Robinson Open Access Dissertation