Each candidate will choose a topic for research (see below), write an outline for the topic, and prepare a scholarly research paper, 7-10 pages in length on the topic chosen. Be prepared to discuss your topic in class with your cohort. The main sections of the outline are: Abstract, Findings, Reflection/Rationale, and Implications/Recommendations for Policy & Practice. Send the paper as an email attachment to your instructor. The topic is Characteristics of a strong administrator; on the high school and middle school level. The Candidate demonstrated an understanding of the roles of leadership in regards to diversity, fairness, ethics, and collaboration The candidate attended all class Sessions and took an active role in all class discussions and activities The candidate demonstrated the value of modeling personal and professional behavior. The candidate submitted all discussions as required. Specific Standards: IDOE 3.1. ELCC 4.1 The candidate’s discussions were organized, coherent, and well planned. The student’s comments flowed smoothly and naturally. Transitions were logical and effective. Content included purposeful citing of IDOE and ELCC Standards as deemed appropriate. Specific Standards: IDOE 1.4,3.1,4.1,4.2 ELCC 1,2,3,4,5,6 The candidate cited professional, scholarly sources in the discussion forum as references. The in-text citations and reference page adhered to standard APA documentation style. The format was professional in appearance. Specific Standards: IDOE 1.4,3.1,4.1,4.2 ELCC 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 The following book must be cited and references do Behling, L. (2014). The resource handbook for academic deans. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass. Suggested Reading Bright, David F. & Richards, Mary P. (2001). The academic deanship. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 0787953504 Maslow, Abraham H. (1998). Maslow on management. New York, NY: John Wiley. ISBN 0471247804.