A Department Wide Focus on Scholarly Research in Educational Leadership

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In the fall of 2014 faculty in the Department of Literacy and Leadership in the Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University created a professional learning community to conduct a scholarly study. Coming from two campuses, this interdisciplinary, seven-member team with very diverse areas of expertise and research experience began its collaborative endeavor by first identifying colleagues’ strengths and interests to refine a topic to pursue together. Using a variety of collaborative strategies and technologies the team is successfully on target to conduct a major scholarly study entitled, Leadership Attributes Perceived by Practitioners to be Necessary to Affect Positive Change.


Presentation made at the 2015 Annual Conference on Innovative Pedagogy & Course Redesign hosted by Fairfield University.