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Crow, Robert; Cruz, Laura; Ellern, Jill; Ford, George; Moss, Hollye; White, Barbara Jo – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
This article reports on an examination of the distinctive second-generation challenges and opportunities faced by an early institutional adopter of the Boyer model of scholarship. Following the first cohort of faculty to be reviewed for tenure and promotion based on these criteria, we report the results of a survey designed to determine the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Models, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Kaskie, Brian; Walker, Mark; Andersson, Matthew – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
The aging of the academic workforce is becoming more relevant to policy discussions in higher education. Yet there has been no formal, large-scale analysis of institutional efforts to develop policies and programs for aging employees. We fielded a representative survey of human resource specialists at 187 colleges and universities across the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), School Personnel, Human Resources, Surveys
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Goldman, Ellen F.; Mintz, Matthew L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Curricular revision can be an arduous and challenging process. The literature favors a rational planned process for doing so, but offers little advice regarding how to proceed when the time required for such an approach is not available. This article describes our use of four concepts from complexity science to revise a medical school curriculum…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Medical Schools, Medical Education
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Sack, Jacqueline; Quander, Judith; Redl, Timothy; Leveille, Nancy – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Using narrative inquiry as a research method, four mathematics and mathematics education faculty members explored the integration of theoretical perspectives into their personal narratives as they developed a community of practice. Initially their focus was strictly on improving their students' mathematical knowledge. As their community of…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Communities of Practice, Personal Narratives
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Burd, Elizabeth L.; Smith, Shamus P.; Reisman, Sorel – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) potentially challenge the traditional dominance of brick and mortar institutions as providers of quality higher education. The benefits for students include reduced education costs and global access to exclusive institution courses and instructors. However, the benefits for institutions are less clear as there…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Access to Education
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Drouin, Michelle; Vartanian, Lesa Rae; Birk, Samantha – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
We examined the effectiveness of a community of practice (CoP) model for introducing tablets to 139 faculty members at a higher education institution. Using a CoP within a systems model, we used large- and small-group mentorship to foster collaboration among faculty members. Most faculty members agreed that the project was well organized and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Models, College Faculty, Handheld Devices
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Baird, Craig; Dooey, Patricia – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct are matters of great concern at all levels of study worldwide. This is especially so for students in higher education institutions, where higher degrees and publications are key focus activities. Ready access to internet based resources assist academic writing practices. However, the unintentional,…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, Foreign Countries
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Tenenbaum, Laura S.; Anderson, Margery K.; Jett, Marti; Yourick, Debra L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
This study examined a novel mentoring model, "near-peer mentorship," that supports the development of mentee and mentor, incorporates established principles of mentoring, and offers unique opportunities to integrate research and teaching in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) internship. Using qualitative methods,…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Innovation, Models, Mentors
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Santora, Kimberly A.; Mason, Emanuel J.; Sheahan, Thomas C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
Mentoring is useful in career development for the sciences and professions due to the cultures, skill sets, and experience-based learning in these fields. A framework for mentoring based on observations and data gathered as part of an international research and education project is presented. Students with multiple levels of experience and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Mentors, Models, Science Education
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Comeaux, Eddie – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
There are increasing concerns about the educational experiences of Division I student-athletes in big-time college sports. Calls for reform have come from within colleges and universities and beyond. The literature of innovative management offers ideas that can help mitigate the academic and athletic divide and offer new ideas for athletic…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Educational Change, College Students, Athletes
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Glover, Alison; Jones, Yvonne; Claricoates, Jane; Morgan, Jan; Peters, Carl – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
Mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in higher education is vital if graduates are to possess the abilities, skills, and knowledge needed to tackle the sustainability issues of the future. In this article we explain the development and piloting of a baselining tool, the Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Citizenship Education, Global Approach
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Draeger, John; del Prado Hill, Pixita; Hunter, Lisa R.; Mahler, Ronnie – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) draws from student feedback to gauge the level of academic challenge at particular institutions (Kuh 2009). Inspired by attempts to understand the implications of NSSE data on other campuses (Payne et al. 2005), a cross-disciplinary research group at our institution developed a multidimensional…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models
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Schejbal, David – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this essay I argue that online education, artificial intelligence, and market pressures are driving higher education to adopt the industrial model and to find a new paradigm for delivering education at low costs. In addition, there is tremendous pressure from the federal government to make universities more accountable while making higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Crone, Wendy C.; Dunwoody, Sharon L.; Rediske, Raelyn K.; Ackerman, Steven A.; Zenner Petersen, Greta M.; Yaros, Ronald A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
We present results from a course, "Informal Science Education for Scientists: A Practicum," co-taught to graduate students in STEM-related fields by a scientist/engineer and a social scientist/humanist. This course provides a structured framework and experiential learning about informal science education during a semester-long experience. The data…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Evaluation Research, Experiential Learning, Social Scientists
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