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Sotto-Santiago, Sylk; Tuitt, Frank; Saelua, Natasha – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The evidence appears to be strong that faculty development programs increase retention, productivity, interest in leadership positions, and promotion for faculty. However, the spaces developed for historically marginalized faculty (HMF) are still limited and not focused enough. This study examined tailored programs and perspectives amongst faculty…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Disadvantaged, Minority Group Teachers
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Skarupski, Kimberly A.; Levine, Rachel B.; Rand, Cynthia; González-Fernández, Marlís; Clements, Janice E.; Fivush, Barbara – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
Leadership programs for faculty are proliferating, yet we know little about their impact. In this survey of eight cohorts of a leadership program for medical school women faculty, we report participants' perceptions in three areas: (1) program impact; (2) leadership preparedness; and (3) barriers to leadership advancement. The majority of survey…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Leadership Training, Medical Education, Program Effectiveness
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Pinto, Katy M.; Huizinga, Dorota – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The Predominately Undergraduate Institution in this study identified a sharp decline in external grant seeking during the 2007-2014 academic years. During these years some faculty applied for grants on a regular basis, but some faculty stopped seeking grants altogether. The first author interviewed 15 of the most persistent grant seekers to…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Faculty, Academic Persistence, Grants
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Connelly, Maureen T.; Inui, Thomas S.; Oken, Emily; Peters, Antoinette S. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Purpose: Although annual performance reviews and feedback are recommended for faculty development, best practices and faculty perceptions have not been documented. The authors sought to evaluate the process in one medical school department that established and has sustained an innovative review tradition for 25 years. Method: Content analysis of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Annual Reports, Faculty Development, Best Practices
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Varagona, Lynn; Nandan, Monica; Hooks, Dwayne; Porter, Kandice Johnson; Maguire, Mary Beth; Slater-Moody, Judith – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
The focus on multiple disciplines coming together to provide services, create products, and solve problems is growing worldwide. Higher education is no exception. This case study illustrates how academic disciplines can transition from a silo mentality to working collaboratively across disciplinary lines. A multiprofessional group of faculty…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Curriculum
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Swan, Lisa M.; Kramer, Sabrina; Gopal, Anita; Shi, Lijuan; Roth, Stephen M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This study assesses an asset-based approach to international teaching assistant (ITA) training at a public research institution. The program is a peer mentorship-based learning community that facilitates ITAs' cultural awareness and pedagogic development. Survey results indicate the program positively impacted participants' teaching skills,…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Foreign Workers, Training Methods, Teaching Skills
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Hardré, Patricia L.; Pan, Rui – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Understanding perspectives of graduate students throughout their developmental journey is at the core of preparing future faculty, and it can inform critical choices of graduate faculty members and program developers. This study investigated the most memorable and influential factors that both promote and thwart graduate students' success, across…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Al-Asfour, Ahmed; Young, Suzanne – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Professional development needs of faculty who are teaching at Tribal Colleges and Universities were examined in this survey research study. The majority of 126 respondents to the online survey reported that they were full-time faculty members, female, not tribal members, and had taught five or less years. Respondents reported that the two greatest…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Tribally Controlled Education, Online Surveys
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Ockene, Judith K.; Milner, Robert J.; Thorndyke, Luanne E.; Congdon, John; Cain, Joanna M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
The promotion process is challenging, particularly for non-tenure track faculty in academic medicine. To address this challenge, we implemented a facilitated peer mentoring program that included a structured curriculum with regular meetings, guided by two senior faculty mentors. Participants expressed satisfaction with the program, showed…
Descriptors: Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Peer Groups, Training Methods
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Gammon, Mark A.; McGranahan, Carole – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Despite the growing integration of social media in their personal and professional lives, many faculty remain uncertain about its application to the classroom. One barrier for the adoption of social media as a learning tool is continued uncertainty about effective practices and successful use cases. Anchored in a specific course implementation and…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Social Media, Adoption (Ideas), Teaching Methods
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Dailey-Hebert, Amber; Mandernach, B. Jean; Donnelli-Sallee, Emily; Norris, Virgil Rusty – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Adjunct instructors are the fastest growing population of faculty in the academy; and, given the current economic condition and its impact on institutions of higher learning, the proportion of adjunct faculty is likely to increase (Gappa, Austin & Trice, 2007; NCES, 2011). Yet the adjunct population continues to remain disconnected from the…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Barriers
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Scott, Whitney; Lisagor, Terri; Marachi, Roxana – Journal of Faculty Development, 2009
Universities across the United States are beginning to systematically implement a paradigm shift in the way faculty are expected to teach and how students learn. Moving away from viewing the traditional role of the teacher as one whose primary job is to deliver lessons ("fill the pail" of students' brains), many college campuses are…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Principles, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes