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Stark, Audriana M.; Smith, Gary A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
The need for faculty development continues to increase despite the limited resources of many developers to serve growing demands. To address this conundrum, we explore existing literature about communities of practice (CoPs) in higher education and case studies of CoPs at our institution as an avenue to extend and supplement future professional…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Literature Reviews, Higher Education
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Madson, Laura; Trafimow, David; Gray, Tara; Gutowitz, Michael – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
What makes some faculty members more likely to use interactive engagement methods than others? We use the theory of reasoned action to predict faculty members' use of interactive engagement methods. Results indicate that faculty members' beliefs about the personal positive consequences of using these methods (e.g., "Using interactive…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interaction, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Gray, Tara; Shadle, Susan E. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2009
Some teaching centers flounder while others flourish. This paper provides concrete suggestions for launching or revitalizing a teaching center, drawn from the experiences of these authors and from principles in the literature. Two center directors worked to apply the principles in the literature to their newly launched or revitalized centers. One…
Descriptors: Teacher Centers, Organizational Development, Position Papers, Alignment (Education)