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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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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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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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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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Dangel, Harry; Lindsay, Peter – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
What do students think about the learning process? This article describes the patterns of what students think about their learning, gathered from 45 classes using mid-semester Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID). We learned that SDIGs provided insights into students' perceptions of how learning works that are not identified in the…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Hutson, Bryant – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
There is much evidence that quality academic advising has a positive impact on college student's academic success. Faculty are often expected to serve as academic advisors to students, which appears to be an ideal practice given their frequent interactions with students and knowledge of academic programs. However, institutions rarely offer…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Faculty Development, Academic Advising
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Loveless, Douglas J.; Sturm, Debbie C.; Guo, Chengqi; Tanaka, Kimiko; Zha, Shenghua; Berkeley, Elizabeth V. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Grounded as a self-study using arts-based inquiry to explore the experiences of six university faculty members participating in a cross-disciplinary faculty development program, the purpose of this paper is to (1) describe the Madison Research Fellows (MRF) program, and (2) explore the impact of the MRF program. Participating members included…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration
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Lardner, Emily; Bookman, Jack – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
In this paper, we will describe the challenges and insights gained from conducting professional development workshops aimed at helping faculty prepare materials to support the development of students' quantitative skills in different disciplinary contexts. We will examine some of the mistakes we made, and misconceptions we had, in conducting the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Workshops, Interdisciplinary Approach
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McGowan, Susannah – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
Using the Threshold Concepts Framework, I explore places where faculty frequently get stuck when attempting to adopt new technologies. They may be held back by preconceptions that technology is superfluous to traditional teaching methods or believe that they must understand the technology perfectly before introducing it into their teaching.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Information Technology
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Kucsera, John V.; Svinicki, Marilla – Journal of Faculty Development, 2010
Prior research has called for rigorous evaluations of programs designed to improve college teaching, mostly in response to the missing literature supporting its practice. The purpose of this review was to explore whether such evaluations have taken place since the last examination in 1991. From a systematic review of nine leading publication…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Faculty Development, Program Evaluation
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