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Settles, Isis H.; Brassel, Sheila T.; Montgomery, Georgina M.; Elliott, Kevin C.; Soranno, Patricia A.; Cheruvelil, Kendra Spence – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
As scientific teams in academia have become increasingly large, interdisciplinary, and diverse, more attention has been paid to honorary authorship (i.e., giving authorship to those not making a significant contribution). Our study examined whether honorary authorship occurs because of the desire to include all or many team members. Interviews…
Descriptors: Authors, Faculty Publishing, Interviews, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Vanasupa, Linda; McCormick, Kathryn E.; Stefanco, Carolyn J.; Herter, Roberta J.; McDonald, Margot – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this article we describe the challenges of transdisciplinary teamwork involving four faculty members from dissimilar epistemological traditions in the process of developing a manuscript on the lessons learned in our teaching collaboration. Our difficulty originated in implicit mental models and assumptions that caused incongruence between our…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teacher Collaboration, Writing for Publication, Program Descriptions
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Hart, Jeni; Mars, Matthew M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
Interdisciplinary work within higher education has increased significantly over past decades (Amey 2004; Creamer and Lattuca 2005). However, the professional implications of interdisciplinary research and instruction for the faculty members who engage in such academic work remain unclear. This study of science educators who hold appointments in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Teachers, Influences
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Stone, Tammy; Bollard, Kathleen; Harbor, Jonathan M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
Increasingly administrators are concerned with inspiring and supporting faculty members in the creation of interdisciplinary programs in response to research and funding shifts and public need. This article presents an initiative undertaken at the University of Colorado Denver, demonstrating a method for identifying and launching a set of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, College Environment, College Faculty, Program Descriptions
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Thomas, Elizabeth; Gillespie, Diane – Innovative Higher Education, 2008
Scholars in teaching and learning value student research and program assessment as strategies to promote excellence in undergraduate education. Yet, in practice, each can be complex and difficult to sustain. This case study demonstrates how undergraduate research, mentoring of junior faculty, and assessment can be integrated in ways that enrich…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Gillespie, Diane; Dolsak, Nives; Kochis, Bruce; Krabill, Ron; Lerum, Kari; Peterson, Anne; Thomas, Elizabeth – Innovative Higher Education, 2005
This article describes and assesses "Research Circles" as a mechanism for enhancing faculty collegiality and research. Recently established on our campus, these circles, composed of three to four faculty members, have had a particularly powerful effect on the new faculty members' adjustment to their tenure track positions, especially since they…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Focus Groups, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers
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Stevenson, Catherine B.; Duran, Robert L.; Barrett, Karen A.; Colarulli, Guy C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2005
Colleges and universities are adopting learning communities to increase student learning and build cohesion. As learning communities grow in popularity, institutions need to invest in faculty development (Oates, 2001) and understand faculty experiences (Mullen, 2001). The University of Hartford created a program that prepared faculty for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Team Teaching, Focus Groups, College Faculty
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Felder, Richard M.; Soloman, Barbara A. – Innovative Higher Education, 1988
An experimental interdisciplinary freshman course taught at North Carolina State University was intended to introduce principles of general systems theory; to provide examples through lectures and readings of applications of these principles in a wide variety of fields; and to introduce and provide practice in critical questioning and evaluation.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Freshmen, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation
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Scott, Denise C.; Weeks, Patricia A. – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
At Queensland University of Technology (Australia), a cross-disciplinary faculty development network involves 13 teaching and learning interest groups representing 25 disciplines across 3 campuses. Groups meet monthly, using peer facilitators, to identify individual and collective areas of interest, reflect critically on teaching processes and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies