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Evaluating Kinesiology Faculty: Best Practices, Challenges, and Innovative Approaches

Philip E. Martin, Mary E. Rudisill, Bradley D. Hatfield, Jared Russell, and T. Gilmour Reeve

establish realistic short- and longer-term goals that contribute to the department’s strategic initiatives and help advance the faculty member toward tenure and/or promotion. Faculty should be encouraged to make “deep” reflections on their performance as related to their position responsibilities. They

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Strategic Operations in Baseball: “Maximizing the Window”

William Cialone and Brianna L. Newland

prioritize strategic moves for the next season and beyond. The Mets achieved great success in their 2022 regular-season campaign as the team reestablished themselves as a powerhouse throughout Major League Baseball (MLB). But Jalen knows success can be fleeting, so he sat down to challenge himself on whether

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A Framework of Strategic Approaches to Membership Growth in Nonprofit Community Sport

Kristen A. Morrison and Katie E. Misener

, competitive advantage, and position (e.g.,  Pettigrew, 1985 , 2012 ; Porter, 1980 ). In order to develop effective organizational strategies, nonprofit leaders may engage in a deliberative strategic planning process in order to “produc[e] fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an

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The Norwegian Football Family and Strategic Crisis Communication

Elsa Kristiansen, Therese Dille, and Simon Tærud Day

Norwegian Football Association’s (hereafter NFF) Communication Director, the crisis communication and strategic actions used to increase activity after the lockdown. Norway During the Crisis Already, on January 31, the Norwegian government started planning for the outbreak of COVID-19. In the following

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Learning How to Make Decisions in a Nonprofit Sport Organization: An Application of Strategic Decision-Making Theory

Erik L. Lachance

(i.e., Ottawa), and the Board has a size of eight members with six committees (i.e., governance committee, strategic management committee, financial management committee, marketing and communications committee, sport development committee, and athletes committee). Within the Board’s statutes resides

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Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion—Utilizing Student Voices During Strategic Decision-Making Processes

Jared Russell, Matt Beth, Danielle Wadsworth, Stephanie George, Wendy Wheeler, and Harald Barkhoff

Kinesiology administrators make a myriad of strategic decisions throughout their time in leadership. Standard strategic administrative and leadership decision-making processes include curriculum reviews, personnel evaluations, facility management, staff and faculty hiring, budgeting and financial

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Strategic Understandings: An Investigation of Professional Academy Youth Soccer Coaches’ Interpretation, Knowledge, and Application of Game Strategies

Amy Price, Dave Collins, John Stoszkowski, and Shane Pill

( Grehaigne & Godbout, 1995 ; Grehaigne, Godbout, & Bouthier, 1997 ), in a quest to outwit the opponent. Principles of play are a heuristic that enable coaches to generalize tactics both in and out of possession, while the “logic of the game” refers to tactical and strategic notions that cause interaction

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“Mes Que un Club” and an Empty Camp Nou: A Case Study of Strategic Ambiguity and Catalan Nationalism at Football Club Barcelona

Jeffrey W. Kassing

while attracting and welcoming a global fanbase; a commitment to social change; and a hub for the development and dissemination of sporting knowledge. As the promotional campaign indicates, the club’s motto works as a linguistic device strategically utilized to portray the history, complexity, and

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Building Department Visibility and Support through Strategic Partnerships and Innovation

Jason R. Carter, Nancy I. Williams, and Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko

Building departmental visibility and support is essential to the success of any kinesiology unit. This paper provides an overview of different strategies taken by three American Kinesiology Association member departments to advance their respective units. Each program was faced with unique institutional goals and structures, yet each institutional example highlights the shared theme of building strategic partnerships and cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. Common strategies across the three institutions included a genuine understanding of university priorities and politics, chair and faculty leadership, strong internal and external communication, a willingness to lead and think creatively, and maintaining a focus on academic and educational excellence.

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Student Perceptions of Program Quality: The Value of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation in the Strategic Development of Sport Management Curricula

Nicole Sellars, Christopher Atwater, Christopher Corr, and Christina Martin

incorporate a functional sport management curriculum strategically emphasizing professional competencies ( COSMA, 2022 , Principle 3.2). Evidenced by the numerous academic disciplines comprising the study of sport management, CPC includes components of psychology, marketing, public relations, communications