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Wilks, Karrin E.; Shults, Christopher; Berg, James J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Leadership development for faculty often is designed as training for administration, but faculty demonstrate leadership in the classroom, in their departments, college-wide, and beyond. To fully realize and leverage this leadership potential, colleges must design opportunities for faculty to hone their knowledge and skills as active participants…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Community Colleges, Fellowships
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Massie, DeAnna – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This study explored how participating in a faculty development course based on improvisational theatre affects college instructors' ability to increase student engagement and learning. Theoretical foundations included engagement, active learning, collaboration and social interaction, the art of improvisational theater, and the practice of applied…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Creative Activities
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Parker, Carolyn; Morrell, Claudia; Morrell, Christopher; Chang, Lillian – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
The purpose of this article is to present the results of a study that examined the influence of a multi-stage, equity-focused professional development program on the beliefs and understandings about issues of equity and classroom practices among 28 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community college faculty members. The…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Latz, Amanda O.; Rediger, James N. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand if and how community college faculty construct work-life balance, as our review of the literature pointed toward a lack of research on this topic. Twenty-eight community college faculty members were interviewed, and six major findings were generated through the data analysis. Metaphors…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Figurative Language
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Haworth, Jennifer Grant; Carter, Kelly; Jozwiak, Jill; Wilkin, Denise – Journal of Faculty Development, 2007
During the next five to ten years, community colleges in Illinois will retire more than half of their tenured faculty members, reflecting a similar national trend. Many masters and doctoral students seeking the professorate may consider community colleges as an attractive teaching opportunity. While community colleges often regard themselves as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Eddy, Pamela L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
Faculty development research historically reported details on the types of programming available and the format of delivery. This research instead sought to uncover the underpinnings of the goals behind development efforts at community colleges. Findings indicate that teaching and learning issues remain central, with faculty interests serving as…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Faculty Development, Adjunct Faculty
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Hay, Michael T.; Deutsch, Peter – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
The experiences of a chemistry professor and a physics professor at a regional branch campus of Penn State University are described. In both instances, the faculty members had previously served as teaching assistants at a research intensive institution, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The unique pedagogical struggles involved in…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Teaching Assistants, College Faculty, College Science
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O'Meara, KerryAnne – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
This article describes a learning community for early-career faculty in the sciences aimed at course redesign and active-learning. Through findings from surveys, interviews, and observations, program outcomes regarding faculty teaching skills and confidence, understanding of how students learn, and use of assessment are explored. Finally, the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, College Faculty, Teaching Skills, Active Learning