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The practitioner partners who were interviewed were those principals and/or district personnel who were identified as having expertise in the course content. These partners co-taught with professors. Respondents identified as district leaders were district level personnel who worked in the large urban district where the university is located. This group has a distinctive partnership with the university because the Leadership Academy initial cohort were all employees of this district. Thus, the support and feedback from this group was critical to the success of the partnership. The university professors were limited to faculty who taught in the leadership preparation program. District superintendents, or their representatives, were limited to school system representatives who partnered with the university through formal memoranda of understanding and who were active in the Steering Committee, the advisory group to the leadership preparation program.

Interview Respondents
Participant Current Position Gender
Practitioner Partner 1 High School Principal Male
Practitioner Partner 2 High School Principal Male
Practitioner Partner 3 Assistant Superintendent Male
Practitioner Partner 4 Retired Principal Female
Practitioner Partner 5 Public Relations Supervisor Female
Practitioner Partner 6 Retired Principal Male
Practitioner Partner 7 Curriculum Supervisor Female
Practitioner Partner 8 Human Resources Director Female
Practitioner Partner 9 Elementary Supervisor Female
Practitioner Partner 10 Middle School Supervisor Female
District Leader 1 Director of Curriculum Female
District Leader 2 Director of Human Resources Female
District Leader 3 High School Supervisor Male
Steering Committee 1 Superintendent Male
Steering Committee 2 Superintendent Female
Steering Committee 3 Assistant Superintendent Male
Steering Committee 4 High School Principal Male
Steering Committee 5 Superintendent Male
Steering Committee 6 Superintendent Male
University Professor 1 Tenure- Track Assistant Professor Female
University Professor 2 Adjunct Professor Female
University Professor 3 Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor Female
University Professor 4 Assistant Professor Male
University Professor 5 Professor Emeritus Male

Data analysis

An interview protocol was utilized for each of the four categories of partners who were interviewed. All interviews were semi-structured and varied in length from 15-25 minutes. Interviews were recorded and verbatim transcribed. Transcripts were entered into QDA Miner, a qualitative analysis software program. Two researchers independently coded the transcripts and compared coded transcripts. Three systematic iterations were completed to determine frequencies in the data.

Working independently, each researcher created codes based upon the responses of the participants. For example, a response from a participant of “the experience, the conversation, and the, you know, collaboration of those individuals was just…it was neat” (Practitioner Partner 2) was coded as “experience”. A response of “the practitioner partner had updates from the field and provided information related to current trends and practices” (University Professor 2) was coded as “contribution to the course”.

Questions & Answers

I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
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