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Rhodes, Christy M.; Lin, Xi – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The use of collaborative writing partnerships is frequently cited as an effective strategy to increase the productivity and quality of academic writing (Austin & Baldwin, 1991). However, developing and utilizing these relationships effectively can prove challenging to early-career academics. This article used Boud, Keogh, and Walker's (1985)…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Teaching Methods, Academic Language, Beginning Teachers
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O'Neill, Megan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
In response to existing anecdotal evidence on faculty development in first-year experience program, this paper provides both a model and an adaptable heuristic for using assessment data to shape faculty development. The author argues that using a mixed method methods approach to assess FYE students' critical thinking provided unique data on…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation
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Strawser, Michael G.; Apostel, Shawn – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
When Pew Research center began tracking the internet usage of Americans in 2000, almost half of all American adults were online. Today, that number has grown exponentially as around 90% of American adults use the Internet. In the past, the "digital divide" focused, almost exclusively, on inequality of access. The divide referred to the…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Blankenship-Knox, Ann E.; Platt, R. Eric; Read, Hannah – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
As part of the promotion and tenure process, colleges and universities have primarily evaluated faculty members on three key functional areas: research, teaching, and service. In this article, we examine how the use of collegiality as a possible fourth criterion for faculty evaluation affects faculty power dynamics, how U.S. courts have addressed…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Faculty Evaluation, Employment Practices, Tenure
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Moore, Alison L.; Reiser, Robert A.; Bradley, Terra W.; Zhao, Weinan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
In an effort to help faculty members learn about and obtain external funding for their research, a team of scholar-practitioners within a College of Education at a large southeastern university developed a database tool that enables faculty to identify grant opportunities aligned with their research interests and provides faculty with easy access…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Grants, Databases
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Hale, Enoch; Bessette, Lee Skallerup – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
In the spirit of exploration, this paper discusses the what, why and how of unconferencing and explores its implications as a transformative approach to faculty development in higher education. The authors define an unconference faculty development experience as: a less-structured opportunity for participants to learn and grow by sharing…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Faculty Development, Transformative Learning, Higher Education
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Carney, Mary A.; Ng, Laura E; Cooper, Tom – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
The future of faculty development rests, in part, on forming guided "communities of practice" to foster the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), which may enhance both scholarly productivity and pedagogical effectiveness. This article will discuss University of North Georgia's SoTL Academy, which bridges geographic and scheduling…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Productivity, Communities of Practice, Videoconferencing
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Sievers, Julie – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
How should educational developers develop their own expertise and skills in the twenty-first century? Today educational developers are drawing on new discoveries in educational research, supporting new pedagogies in many fields, and experimenting with new technologies for teaching and learning. Yet they must do so in a time of uncertain and…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Expertise, Skill Development, Training Methods
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Reiser, Robert A.; Moore, Alison L.; Bradley, Terra W.; Walker, Reddick; Zhao, Weinan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Faculty members face increasing pressure to secure external research funding, and as a result, there is a critical need for professional development in this area. This paper describes a series of tools and services that have been designed and implemented by a College of Education Office of Research at a southeastern university in order to help…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Research, Financial Support, College Faculty
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Parker, Audra K.; Schneider, Jenifer Jasinski; Berson, Ilene R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
We describe a systematic mentorship framework comprised of professional development courses, residency experiences, and an annual review to support the acculturation of doctoral students into higher education. By making the culture of academia explicit, our doctoral students scholarly activity increased, and improved their readiness for positions…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Faculty Development, Acculturation
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Gundlach, Ellen; Maybee, Clarence; O'Shea, Kevin – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article examines a social media assignment used to teach and practice statistical literacy with over 400 students each semester in large-lecture traditional, fully online, and flipped sections of an introductory-level statistics course. Following the social media assignment, students completed a survey on how they approached the assignment.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Davis, Jenny L.; Compton, D'Lane; Farris, D. Nicole; Love, Tony P. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article examines how social media can incorporate into the higher education setting in meaningful ways using optional participation, active content production, and active moderation. The authors use two authoethnographic case studies. The first case pertains to pedagogical use through a student created and maintained Facebook group for a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Case Studies, Educational Sociology
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Elliott, Robert W. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
With the current milieu of current legislation and continued budget reductions for higher education, institutions are faced with being more creative in their efforts to reduce spending while achieving their stated mission. The purpose of this paper is to inform college administrators and faculty about the sources used to inform faculty development…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Postsecondary Education, Literature Reviews, Statistical Analysis
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Travis, Jon E.; Scott, Joyce A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Suffering from chronic underfunding and in a headlong race to compete with for-profit higher education, institutions across America are struggling to maintain their operations, and some are forced into desperate measures just to survive. Administrators and faculty faced with these challenges are not immune to compromising the quality of…
Descriptors: Ethics, College Instruction, Integrity, Instructional Effectiveness
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Teruya, Stacey Alan; Bazargan-Hejazi, Shahrzad – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Purpose: To determine how effective and collegial mentoring in biomedical research faculty development may be implemented and facilitated through social media. Method: The authors reviewed the literature for objectives, concerns, and limitations of career development for junior research faculty. They tabularized these as developmental goals, and…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Mentors, Biomedicine, Scientific Research
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