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Madson, Laura; Trafimow, David; Gray, Tara – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Why do some faculty members use interactive engagement methods and others rely on lecture? Using a cross-disciplinary sample of U.S. faculty members (N = 442), the best predictor of faculty members' self-reported use of these methods was their attitudes about the positive consequences of using interactive engagement methods for students and for…
Descriptors: Prediction, Adoption (Ideas), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Francis, Dawn M.; Colbry, Stephanie L.; Hoyle, Amy Gratch; Ratmansky, Lisa A.; Sheety, Alia S.; Szpara, Michelle Yvonne – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
A Faculty Scholarship Community (FSC) is a community of practice whose members share an interest in scholarly productivity. This descriptive study examines key factors that enabled a small group of non-tenured faculty, new to their institution, to form a thriving FSC. Members employed autoethnography as the method for examining the impact of the…
Descriptors: Productivity, Well Being, Scholarship, College Faculty
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Ramsay, Crystal M.; Brua, Chas – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Contingent faculty are an increasingly common response to rising costs and growing enrollments (AAUP, 2014). Our research focuses on the small subset of contingent faculty whose institutions label them "Professors of Practice." They come to academia with deep professional/industry experience and leverage their unique knowledge, networks,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, College Faculty, Profiles, Professional Identity
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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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Kebaetse, Masego B.; Sims, Rod – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Consultation has been found to improve teaching effectiveness, have benefits on teaching effectiveness for both young and older faculty members, and have persistent benefits beyond the consultation process. In light of the prevalent use of consultation in educational development, this qualitative study explored how educational developers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Consultation Programs, Qualitative Research, Student Centered Learning
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Lavis, Catherine C.; Williams, Kimberly A.; Fallin, Jana; Barnes, Pamela K.; Fishback, Sarah J.; Thien, Stephen – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Kansas State University designed a 20-month faculty development program with the goal of fostering broad, institution-wide adoption of teaching practices that focus on brain-based learning. Components of the program included annual teaching and learning workshops, reading and discussion groups based on content of a book about how the brain learns…
Descriptors: Brain, Learning Strategies, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Greenberg, Larrie; Blatt, Benjamin; Keller, Jennifer; Gaba, Nancy – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Faculty development efforts have had varying success in changing the culture of a department or institution. In this paper, we describe a faculty development program using a residents as teachers (RATS) curriculum that we believe effected educational change in a department with a history of suboptimal student evaluations on the clerkship and an…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Change, Departments, Reputation
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McKenna, Ann F.; Johnson, Amy M.; Yoder, Brian; Chavela Guerra, Rocio C.; Pimmel, Russell – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Communities of practice, which enable sustained collaboration among fellow practitioners, have potential for advancement of faculty development, but traditionally employ face-to-face meetings with inherent economic and geographical limitations. Our virtual community of practice (VCP) model exposes engineering instructors from across the country to…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Virtual Classrooms, Faculty Development, Engineering Education
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Baker, Vicki L.; Pifer, Meghan J.; Lunsford, Laura G. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
This article focuses on the challenges faced by faculty members in a consortium of 13 Liberal Arts Colleges (LACs). We present findings, by academic rank, from a mixed-methods study of faculty development needs and experiences within the consortium. Relying on human resource principles, we advocate a greater focus on the development of the person,…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, College Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional), Faculty Development
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Virick, Meghna; Strage, Amy – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Although studies have examined numerous factors that predict junior faculty success, previous research has paid little attention to the role played by department chairs. Drawing on theory from person-environment fit theory and value congruence, we sought to examine the implication of a match versus mismatch between faculty members and their chairs…
Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Value Judgment, Values, Department Heads
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Scott, Whitney; Lemus, Daisy; Knotts, Greg; Oh, Janet – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
A learner-centered New Faculty Orientation (NFO) can be a powerful way to immediately engage new faculty and develop their organizational identification to the institution and its values. Unfortunately, some NFOs do not model a learner-centered philosophy and miss opportunities to establish a collaborative and celebratory tone. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teacher Orientation, Organizational Culture, Teacher Persistence
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Campion, MaryAnn W.; Bhasin, Robina M.; Beaudette, Donald J.; Shann, Mary H.; Benjamin, Emelia J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Purpose: Faculty vitality is integral to the advancement of higher education. Strengthening vitality is particularly important for midcareer faculty, who represent the largest and most dissatisfied segment. The demands of academic medicine appear to be another factor that may put faculty at risk of attrition. To address these issues, we initiated…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Quasiexperimental Design, Mixed Methods Research, Institutional Characteristics
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Parker, Carolyn; Morrell, Claudia; Morrell, Christopher; Chang, Lillian – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
The purpose of this article is to present the results of a study that examined the influence of a multi-stage, equity-focused professional development program on the beliefs and understandings about issues of equity and classroom practices among 28 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community college faculty members. The…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Ekecrantz, Stefan; Schwieler, Elias – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
In this article, results from an international survey on the experiences of educational developers' experiences of teachers' attitudes, emotions, and normative values in higher education are presented. Teacher-student relationships have a substantial impact on student learning and the general learning climate, but have still received relatively…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Surveys, College Faculty
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Kolomitro, Klodiana – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
The role of educational developers has transitioned from the periphery to the centre of the higher education landscape as these practitioners are working to build capacity in teaching and learning. Yet, little is understood about educational developers themselves, and in particular, how learning theories inform their practice. In a qualitative…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Higher Education
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