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Cole, Eddie R.; Dumford, Amber D.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
We used data from the 2012 administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to measure faculty perceptions of senior leaders' (e.g., deans, provosts, presidents) support for innovation in teaching. Specifically, this study explored what faculty characteristics predict faculty perceptions of leaders' support for innovation in teaching and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Teacher Attitudes, School Support
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Little research has been conducted in higher education settings that focuses on how tertiary educators understand informal learning or on their role in fostering students' informal learning to facilitate formal learning. In this article we partially fill this knowledge gap by reporting findings from a case study exploring how 30 New Zealand…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Informal Education, Teaching Methods
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Mansbach, Jessica; Austin, Ann E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
Students' demand for online learning continues. At the same time, results of multiple studies from the early 2000s through the present day point to a set of common concerns that may explain faculty members' hesitation and resistance to online teaching. However, less is known about how faculty members experience online teaching, especially the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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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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Jonson, Jessica L.; Thompson, Robert J., Jr.; Guetterman, Timothy C.; Mitchell, Nancy – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Increasing the use of learning outcome assessments to inform educational decisions is a major challenge in higher education. For this study we used a sense-making theoretical perspective to guide an analysis of the relationship of information characteristics and faculty assessment knowledge and beliefs with the use of general education assessment…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Faculty, Knowledge Level, Beliefs
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Jackson, J. Kasi; Latimer, Melissa; Stoiko, Rachel – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This study sought to understand predictors of faculty satisfaction with promotion and tenure processes and reasonableness of expectations in the context of a striving institution. The factors we investigated included discipline (high-consensus [science and math] vs. low-consensus [humanities and social sciences]); demographic variables; and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Tenure, Satisfaction
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Glass, Chris R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
There is a widening gap between administrators' and faculty members' attitudes towards online education. This post-positivist grounded theory study explored features of the experiences that shaped sixteen faculty members' attitudes towards online education. Two features are identified: (a) they strived to express subject matter of personal…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Self Expression
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Schoepp, Kevin; Tezcan-Unal, Burcu – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
Assessment of learning outcomes at the program level is essential to evaluate whether students are achieving what is expected of them as graduates. In this article we present the results of a study in which faculty focus groups were consulted so as to understand the subjective issues that surround the learning outcomes assessment program of an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, College Outcomes Assessment, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Miller, Michael T.; Lee, Donghun – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
Faculty members in higher education institutions frequently have the responsibility of providing service activities to their institutions, professional societies, and external communities. This responsibility, however, generally carries little reward in the workplace and does not play a major role in promotion criteria. For the study we report…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Academic Rank (Professional)
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Terosky, Aimee LaPointe; Gonzales, Leslie D. – Innovative Higher Education, 2016
In this study we extended Neumann's scholarly learning theory (2009)?and Hansen's theory on vocation (1994, 1995) to explore the scholarly learning of faculty members employed at institutional types not typically recognized for faculty work beyond teaching. Through interviews with 22 participants, we studied the content of and reasons for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interviews, Scholarship, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Gallego, Muriel; Busch, Carey – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
While there is extensive research regarding the readiness of faculty members to provide accommodations for students with disabilities in higher education, less has been reported concerning the preparation of teaching assistants in faculty-like positions. The investigation reported here focused on college-level language instruction, and it expands…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled), Language Acquisition, Teaching Assistants
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Edwards, Kirsten T. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
In this article I report on the perceptions and attitudes of Christian Black women faculty members in regards to religious difference at both historically Black colleges and universities [HBCUs] and predominantly White institutions [PWIs]. By taking a focused look at "uncomplicated Christian privilege" at HBCUs, the study asked what…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Ellett, Chad D.; Demir, Kadir; Monsaas, Judith – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine change processes, self-efficacy beliefs, and department culture and the roles these elements play in faculty engagement in working in K-12 schools. The development of three new web-based measures of faculty perceptions of change processes, self-efficacy beliefs, and department culture are described. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Science, College Mathematics, Change
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Gonyo, Claire P.; Cantwell, Brendan – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study involved interviews of 32 faculty principle investigators at three research institutions and explored how they view the role of students within physical and life science labs. We used socialization theory and student engagement literature to analyze faculty views, which can contribute to student investment in STEM fields.…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Laboratories, Teacher Attitudes, Research Universities
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