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Recommendations from Phase I of this study encouraged institutions of higher education to “support formal mentoring programs for newly hired assistant professors-mentoring programs that would help to provide a smooth transition into academia by assisting the new professor in learning and acclimating to the culture and expectations of a tenure track position in higher education. (Marshall et al., 2010). It was pointed out that mentoring programs can assist tenure track newcomers with research and collaborations, and give the newcomer a successful veteran or peer for emotional, as well as intellectual, support during their transition from public school administration to college professor.

Phase ii methodology

The second phase of this two part research study was a qualitative design. Participants from the first phase of the survey study indicated whether they would be willing to participate in the second phase of the study. There were 21 volunteers from the initial survey who consented to interviews. Nine were selected for this second phase. The participants were all previous PK-12 administrators either principals or superintendents who had transitioned to higher education. All of the participants held tenure-track positions in higher education. The participants were from three states, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas. The researchers have also transitioned from PK-12 administration to tenure track positions in higher education. Two of the researchers are assistant professors and one researcher has obtained promotion and tenure. This study was designed as qualitative research with in-depth interviewing conducted one-on-one. A qualitative design was chosen as the best method because the researchers wanted to understand the experiences of the participants and determine what issues were faced by participants as well as to understand their perspectives on the knowledge needed for successful transition and mentoring programs that might assist in the transition (Denzin&Lincoln, 2005; McCracken, 1988). Standard interview questions were used to guide the interview since three different researchers were conducting the interviews (see Appendix A). The questions were developed from the review of literature and the first phase of the study. The questions were meant to be broad and allow for the participants to guide the discussion. The one-on-one interviews were audio-taped and later transcribed. Each researcher read the transcriptions to identify common themes (Strauss&Corbin, 1998). Each researcher added themes which led to inter-coder reliability and validity checking for each researcher. The themes were identified and supported with the quotes from the participants.

Phase ii: findings

There were several themes that developed from the in-depth interviews with educational leadership tenure track professors who had transitioned from PK-12 administration. These themes included smooth transitions, emphasize research followed by teaching, understand the expectations for tenure and promotion, understand the culture in the department and the organization, job satisfaction, mentorship, and service.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
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.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
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what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
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
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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Source:  OpenStax, Education leadership review special issue: portland conference, volume 12, number 3 (october 2011). OpenStax CNX. Oct 17, 2011 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11362/1.5
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