AU Leadership Portfolio: 4c Reporting and Implementing Research

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3e Evaluation and Assessment

4a Reading and Evaluating Research

4b Conducting Research

4c Reporting and Implementing Research

5 Servant Leadership in Technology Facilitation and Collaboration

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Research: A strong support for "out on a lim"
Research: A strong support
for "out on a lim"

Leadership adequately communicates research findings and implements the findings in the workplace.

*Satisfactory Competency Level

The artifacts in this competency begin with my dissertation and are followed by research articles published or in the process of getting published. A small workplace research project is also included. Reflections on implementing the findings in my workplace are included in the reflection paper.


Evaluations or verification artifacts are indicated with this icon.
Leadership and Learning Group contributions are indicated with this icon.




A. Dissertation


My Dissertation Committee and External Examiner
My Regional Group at My Defense

My dissertation considered the implementation of curriculum videoconferencing, support of videoconferencing by the videoconference coordinator, and created a model to predict a school's use of videoconferencing.

Competency Connection
My dissertation shows my ability to communicate research findings.

Artifact Descriptions
i. My full dissertation as uploaded into the databases.

ii. This first presentation is an early presentation of my research to my regional group, along with feedback from them.

iii. The Friday before my dissertation I presented to my regional group again and based on their extensive feedback I updated the presentation to this version.

iv. My regional group also assisted in making this handout for the defense clear and easy to understand.

v. I also shared several of my dissertation resources with my regional group: my notecards, the sample dissertation questions I collected. Brenda gave me feedback on the process of the mock defense, and James gave me feedback on the assistance I gave him on planning his dissertation.

i. Final Dissertation: The Development of an Instrument for K12 Coordinators Implementing Curriculum Videoconferencing and a Model to Predict Utilization of Videoconferencing

ii. PowerPoint presenting my research to my regional group in May 2009 and feedback from a regional group member

iii. PowerPoint presenting my research at my Defense

iv. Defense participant handout

v. Dissertation resources shared with my regional group: My notecards, sample dissertation questions, feedback from Brenda, feedback from James

B. Qualitative Research: Publish an article.

This article and research was done in collaboration with Leadership Chair Dr. Shirley Freed. This research formed the foundation on my dissertation research. The article was published in The Qualitative Report in the Fall 2009 issue. I collected the data and received assistance on analyzing the data. I wrote most of the article originally, but since then it has been revised many times as we went through the publishing process. We both contributed much to the revisions.

Competency Connection
This article shows my ability to communicate research findings.

i. Peer reviewed article published Fall 2009.

C. Publishing dissertation article(s)

The American Educational Research Association conducts an annual conference to share and publish research papers.

Competency Connection
These articles show my ability to communicate research findings.

Artifact Descriptions
i. These two articles are on the two major components of my dissertation: the development of an instrument, and the prediction model. This is the second time these papers were submitted to AERA.

ii. Sharing my dissertation results with my blog readers and the VC community.

Some files unlinked for intellectual property reasons.

i. AERA 2010 Paper Submissions: 1 & 2 (will be peer reviewed)

ii. Dissertation discussion on my blog. For example see the comments on this post.

D. Applying research principles in my work


In the spring of 2008, I conducted a small qualitative study asking questions of my top videoconferencing-using teachers in my service area. The pilot survey was sent to 6 teachers; and the final survey to another 15 teachers.

Competency Connection
This research project gives a sample of how I communicate and implement research findings in my workplace.

Artifact Descriptions
i. The pilot version of the survey.

ii. The final version of the survey.

iii. I posted a series of reflections on my blog with the results and reflection on the application to our videoconferencing practice.

Some files unlinked for privacy or intellectual property reasons.

i. Pilot Survey

ii. Final Survey

iii. Top Teachers Using VC: Reflections and application of the results

Reflection Paper

My research reflection paper considers applying research to my work, methods of research, and the nature of knowledge. New practice inspired includes a list of potential future research.


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