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Holcombe, Elizabeth; Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
The nature of the faculty has changed dramatically over the last forty years; and today's faculty model no longer meets the needs of students, faculty, or institutions. However, the issue of redefining faculty roles is extremely contentious. In this article we report our examination of open-ended, qualitative data from a larger survey study of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Qualitative Research, Models
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Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha; Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
In this article we report on our examination of the challenges faced by four successful and long-standing national STEM reform communities. Drawing primarily on interview data from a large-scale, multi-year study informed by literature on "communities of practice" (CoPs) (Wenger et al. 2002), we describe five categories of challenges…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Change, Communities of Practice, Interviews
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Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
This article explores the organizational impediments and facilitators that influence the implementation of student learning outcomes assessment (SLOA). This review points to the importance of culture, leadership, and organizational policies to the implementation of SLOA. However, we need to approach research differently, both conceptually and…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Leadership
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Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
This article examines a common problem in higher education--how to create more widespread use of improved practices, often commonly referred to as innovations. I argue that policy models of scale-up are often advocated in higher education but that they have a dubious history in community development and K-12 education and that higher education…
Descriptors: Community Development, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices
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Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2001
Reviews implications of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences for higher education: responding to increased access, the necessity of meeting the needs of diverse users, and the accountability movement. (EV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Students, Diversity (Student)