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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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Haggerty, Julie M.; Mueller, Megan Kiely – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This study investigated the prevalence of increasingly popular animal-assisted stress relief programs at higher education institutions across the United States. Although research on animal-assisted programs is increasing, there is still a lack of information documenting implementation of these programs. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Animals, Stress Management, Higher Education, Intervention
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Shandas, Vivek; Brown, Stephan Edward – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Interdisciplinarity is heralded as a relatively new educational and research paradigm that can effectively address complex problems at disciplinary boundaries. Yet little is known about the extent to which interdisciplinarity has penetrated higher education, nor about how students and program administrators view its usefulness. Through a case…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Administrators, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Taggart, Gabel – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Using data from a 2010 survey of academic chairs, this study reports on academic department chairs' recommended time allocations to new assistant professors. I contend that personal values about research and teaching influence the department chair's recommendations along with organizational characteristics. Multi-level modeling indicates that…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Department Heads, Values, Teacher Attitudes
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Artello, Kristine – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
Today's employers seek high levels of creativity, communication, and critical thinking, which are considered essential skills in the workplace. Engaging undergraduate students in critical thinking is especially challenging in introductory courses. The advent of YouTube, inexpensive video cameras, and easy-to-use video editors provides…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Student Research
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Olberding, Julie Cencula – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
Student philanthropy is a teaching strategy designed to engage students actively in the curriculum, increase awareness of social needs and nonprofit organizations, and teach grant-writing and grant-making skills. This is the first study to examine long-term effects of student philanthropy by surveying alumni years after their experience with this…
Descriptors: Alumni, Private Financial Support, Grants, Teaching Methods
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McFadden, Kathleen L.; Chen, Shi-Jie; Munroe, Donna J.; Naftzger, Jay R.; Selinger, Evan M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
In response to a growing movement within higher education to provide interdisciplinary educational programs, this study describes the creation of an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in healthcare policy and management. Building on prior research, we surveyed healthcare executives to examine their perceptions about the need for such a…
Descriptors: Expertise, Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Study, Educational Certificates
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Hall, Ralph; Jaugietis, Zarni – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Peer mentoring programs are an important component in the strategy to enhance the first year undergraduate experience. The operation of these programs needs to be informed by evidence as to their effectiveness. In this article we report on a six-year study of the development of a peer mentoring program in which feedback is used to improve program…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Implementation, Peer Evaluation, Surveys
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Lunsford, Crystal G.; Omae, Hilda Nyougo – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
In this article we discuss some of the factors that influence how faculty members and academic staff at Michigan State University connect their scholarly activities to external audiences. Logistic regression was used to analyze data collected using an institutional-wide survey. Findings reveal that appointment type, discipline, and demographic…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hu, Shouping – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Using data from two rounds of surveys on students in the Washington State Achievers (WSA) program, this study examined the relationship between student engagement in college activities and student persistence in college. Different approaches using student engagement measures in the persistence models were compared. The results indicated that the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Persistence, Academic Achievement, Probability
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Stone, Tammy – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
This article explores the concept of academic receivership in U.S. colleges and universities. Academic receivership occurs when control of an academic department or program is removed from the faculty and an outside chair is put in place by the college or university administration. A literature review is supplemented by a small survey to assess…
Descriptors: Departments, Higher Education, College Administration, Colleges
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Payne, Stephen L.; Kleine, Karynne L. M.; Purcell, Jim; Carter, Ginger Rudeseal – Innovative Higher Education, 2005
The authors investigated student and faculty perceptions of academic challenge at their institution, based on early administrations of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This analysis revealed that the NSSE did not fully capture many meanings of academic challenge held by these faculty and students. This study led to a proposal for…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Romano, John L.; Hoesing, Rae; O'Donovan, Kathleen; Weinsheimer, Joyce – Innovative Higher Education, 2004
While the number of mid-career faculty currently in U.S. higher education is significant, professional development programming that addresses the teaching and learning issues of this population has not been a priority. This article describes the Mid-Career Teaching Program (MCTP) and presents data that assesses its impact on participants'…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
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