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The depth of a“management”curriculum is precise and detailed. An example would be that superintendents mustbe able to insure the state accounting manual provisions are being adhered to in a proper manner. Few superintendents have takenundergraduate courses in accounting and fewer have had a general introduction to accounting in their education administrationpreparation program. These state accounting manuals are typically hundreds of pages of complex information and detailed forms. Thisinformation is currently only provided occasionally by state agencies and professional associations and rarely provided byhigher education classes. Most often this information is acquired (sometimes well and sometimes not so well) via on the job training.Many citizens might be quite upset to learn their superintendent (“chief executive officer”) managing a 50 million dollar budget has little if any understanding of basic accounting (or bookkeeping)functions. The same can be said of many other important (and expensive) areas of district operations such as fringe benefits,workers compensation, and investments.

A Compendium of“Best Practices”

The complexity of district management requires a substantial compendium of“best practices”to insure efficient and effective management. This compendium, built on averified knowledge and a validated standards base, should be a joint work of university, state agency, and professionalassociations. This district management“bible”might merge university textbooks, state manuals, and professional associationpublications into a usable“best practices”text. The curriculum needs to be built on research, not anecdotal accounts orconventional wisdom based on flawed professional practice.

Again, an extensive validation process is needed to insure“best practices”in the compendium are realistic, appropriate and inclusive for the various sizes and types ofdistricts. The compendium topics might influence the curriculum of higher education courses, topics of state agency training, andevaluation standards for professional recognition. It should insure alignment between the university programs, state agency, andprofessional associations concerns. These compendia of best practices would serve as the base documents for the three tierrecognition assessment.

Five Domains of Superintendent Executive Management

There are five domains of management preparation for superintendents (1) fiscal, (2), personnel, (3)support services (4) facilities, and (5) student services. Each domain can be developed into an instructional and performancemodule.

Module 1–Fiscal

This critical module is focused on planning and managing the finances of school districts. The role of theuniversity based program should be to disseminate content knowledge about state financing, taxing systems, budgeting systems, basiccontract law, risk management programs, and structures of salary/wage management. This probably should be a 9 or 12 semesterhour course sequence in finance, budget, and operations management. Practicum and field experience hours need to be required forstudents to experience first hand fiscal, budget, and operations systems at work in“model”school districts. Importantly, the course content (if possible) would extend previous learning at themaster’s (principal licensing) level. An example is“budgeting at the building level,”a common content area in many master’s programs in educational administration.

Questions & Answers

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?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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