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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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Szatkowski, Hannah D.; Brannan, Lauren R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
This research describes a new method of peer evaluation for faculty who implement team learning in their course. It explored whether students preferred this method to other methods created by the course instructor. After creating a peer evaluation instrument using the Student-Driven Peer Evaluation Method in a team-based learning course and…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Preservice Teachers
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Fletcher, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
There are limited viewpoints in the literature about peer observation of teaching in higher education and how it can be an effective tool to improve the quality of instruction in the classroom (Bell, 2001; Bell, 2005; Bell & Mladenovic, 2008; Brancato, 2003; Chism, 2007; Huston & Weaver, 2008; Shortland, 2004; Shortland, 2010; Smith,…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness
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Lockhart, Marilyn S.; Stoop, Chatanika – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The environment in which faculty development centers operate has changed significantly. As a result, centers are asked to play a more important role in contributing to institutional strategic initiatives, assess outcomes of programs, and enhance faculty scholarship success. In the past, assessments have focused on attendance and satisfaction…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Grants
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Massie, DeAnna – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This study explored how participating in a faculty development course based on improvisational theatre affects college instructors' ability to increase student engagement and learning. Theoretical foundations included engagement, active learning, collaboration and social interaction, the art of improvisational theater, and the practice of applied…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Creative Activities
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Cruz, Laura; Herzog, Mary Jean – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Researchers have long recognized that instructors face distinctive challenges at different career stages. While much work has been done on developing best practices around early career faculty, the literature only pays scant attention to later-career or senior faculty (Sorcinelli, 1999; Zeig and Baldwin, 2013). The most common challenges cited by…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Aging (Individuals), Teacher Persistence
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Skarupski, Kimberly A.; Levine, Rachel B.; Yang, Wan Rou; González-Fernández, Marlís; Bodurtha, Joann; Barone, Michael A.; Fivush, Barbara – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
The literature on leadership competencies does not include an understanding of how stakeholders perceive competencies for women and under-represented minority faculty members. We surveyed three groups of leaders (N = 113) to determine their perceptions of the importance of 23 leadership competencies. All three groups endorsed the same five…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Disproportionate Representation, Leadership Effectiveness
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Rands, Melissa L.; Bender, Holly; Gillette, Meghan T.; Orgler, Lisa – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
In this paper, the authors describe the faculty development initiatives and the role of faculty learning communities (FLCs) in supporting Team-Based Learning (TBL) at a large, research-intensive university. A systematic review of the initiatives found FLCs provided crucial support for both new and seasoned TBL practitioners and fostered…
Descriptors: Role, Teamwork, Communities of Practice, College Faculty
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Premkumar, Kalyani; Moshynskyy, Anton; Sakai, Damon H.; Fong, Sheri F. T. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Faculty Development (FD) is a vital component across the medical education continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education. However, the positioning of FD in medical institutions varies widely. The perceptions of faculty on FD should be examined in order to provide effective FD. The perceptions of faculty involved in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Medical Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article is the final installment in a series of three articles about microaggressions. All of the articles are tailored specifically to help enable faculty developers, provosts and directors of diversity and training, faculty, and administrators to address the most critical issues related to this topic in higher education. Specific responses…
Descriptors: Aggression, Work Environment, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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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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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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Cohn, Jenae; Stewart, Mary K.; Theisen, Cara Harwood; Comins, Dan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Centers for teaching and learning (CTL) have traditionally relied upon on-campus programming to support faculty professional development, but as increasing numbers of faculty access resources and collaborate online, CTLs could do more to build online community. To meet this challenge, our team developed a website, EdTech Commons, which features…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Latz, Amanda O.; Rediger, James N. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand if and how community college faculty construct work-life balance, as our review of the literature pointed toward a lack of research on this topic. Twenty-eight community college faculty members were interviewed, and six major findings were generated through the data analysis. Metaphors…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Figurative Language
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Polreis, Sean; D'Eon, Marcel F.; Premkumar, Kalyani; Trinder, Krista; Bonnycastle, Deirdre – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Resident doctors have an important and integral responsibility of teaching a number of individuals. The purpose of this study was to measure the effectiveness of the University of Saskatchewan's resident-as-teacher training course--Teaching Improvement Project Systems (TIPS). Residents who attended the TIPS course from January, 2010 through June,…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Faculty Development, Training, Microteaching
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