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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Wegener, Ashley – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Based on survey data from over 400 faculty members who taught short-term study abroad courses, the purpose of this study was to identify the types of goals that faculty members have in teaching short-term study abroad courses and the relationship between faculty background characteristics (i.e., race, gender, discipline, and prior experience) and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Study Abroad, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Williams, Letitia – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Curriculum transformation is often cited as one of the key strategies for internationalizing higher education in the United States, and faculty members play a central role in this process. The purpose of the study we report here was to explore the potential for professional development initiatives to foster the¬†transformation in perspectives…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, College Faculty, Barriers
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; O'Meara, KerryAnn – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
The benefits of professional networks are largely invisible to the people embedded in them (O'Reilly 1991), yet professional networks may provide key benefits for faculty careers. The purpose of the study reported here was to explore the role of professional networks in faculty agency in career advancement, specifically focusing on the overall…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Networks, Career Development, Social Capital