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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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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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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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Bonilla, James Francisco – Journal of Faculty Development, 2011
In this article the author's review of the literature uncovers six potentially negative effects of technology in the classroom. These include: 1) Limiting pedagogy in teaching for cultural competence; 2) Reinforcing the Digital Divide; 3) Constraining the potential for holistic, humanistic education; 4) Privileging one style of communication while…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Educational Technology, Sensory Experience, Teaching Methods
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Finelli, Cynthia J.; Wright, Mary C.; Pinder-Grover, Tershia – Journal of Faculty Development, 2010
The Two Survey Method (TSM) is a new time-efficient tool for gathering formative student feedback. Based on the Delphi technique, the TSM uses iterative surveys to develop student consensus about key strengths and suggestions for instruction. Evaluation data indicate that both faculty and students are satisfied with the method's efficiency and the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Delphi Technique, Internet, Evaluation Methods
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D'Eon, Marcel; Proctor, Peggy; Bassendowski, Sandra; Dobson, Roy; Udahl, Brenda – Journal of Faculty Development, 2010
A provincial initiative to encourage interprofessional education and research resulted in the implementation of three interprofessional PBL (iPBL) modules at the University of Saskatchewan. The ambitious target of 1200 student iPBL experiences over three years presented a substantial teaching development challenge. Training incorporated many of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Participant Satisfaction, Tutor Training, Problem Based Learning
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Palmer, Betsy; Major, Claire Howell – Journal of Faculty Development, 2008
We developed an innovative instructional method to actively engage students in writing and critiquing scholarly work. We tested the effectiveness of this pedagogy using a mixed methods research design. Compared to control group peers, students in the experimental classes perceived gains in their own writing, research ability, and motivation to…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Graduate Students, Academic Discourse, Writing Skills
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Meyers, Steven A.; Lansu, Marti Livingston; Hundal, Jasdeep S.; Lekkos, Stacy K.; Prieto, Loreto R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2007
In this article, we review approaches to prepare future faculty for their teaching responsibilities and summarize best practices with regard to training topics, methods, and resources. We present longitudinal data regarding new psychology instructors' confidence in their ability to perform teaching related tasks. We complement this quantitative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Psychology, College Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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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
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Lawhon, Tommie; Ennis-Cole, Demetria – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
Planning, managing, and maintaining distance learning courses present challenges and opportunities for faculty that require shifts in teaching techniques and management. Interviews with experienced professors, published reports, and primary data assist in identifying reasons for the successes and failures of previous e-learning efforts while…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Online Courses, Higher Education
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De Luca, Barbara M.; Twale, Darla J.; Herrelko, Janet M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
Three faculty used action research to address concerns with student learning but in the process also learned of its value for their own professional development. Through semi-structured interviews, multiple case vignettes, and peer collaboration, they addressed student cognitive and affective learning concerns, made adjustments in their…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Educational Research
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Gibbs, J. Elizabeth; Major, Claire H.; Wright, Vivian H. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2004
In this research study conducted at one research university in the southeast, faculty members identified as early adopters of instructional technology were surveyed in order to examine their perceptions about the costs and benefits of using technology in teaching and learning. Standard quantitative and qualitative methods were used to collect and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Costs, College Faculty
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Hubball, Harry; Levy, Adrian R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2004
Despite a growing recognition of the need for learning-centered curricula in undergraduate education, very little has been documented about course design in a graduate studies context. This article provides a flexible framework and practical strategies for developing a learning-centered graduate course in Epidemiology. Concepts, principles and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Epidemiology