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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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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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Carusetta, Ellen; Cranton, Patricia – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
In a three year research study we addressed the question: "How does authenticity develop and what can we do to encourage that development?" We came to understand that becoming an authentic teacher is a journey during which an individual becomes more aware of him/herself apart from the collective. We came to define authenticity as a cluster of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
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McShannon, Judy; Hynes, Patricia – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
Many faculty developers have difficulty involving engineering and science faculty in instructional development. Engineering professors are particularly quick to discount the relevance of teaching workshops, and many argue teaching methods presented in workshops lead to lower standards and inflated grades. This paper presents a successful…
Descriptors: Workshops, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Science Education