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Wilks, Karrin E.; Shults, Christopher; Berg, James J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Leadership development for faculty often is designed as training for administration, but faculty demonstrate leadership in the classroom, in their departments, college-wide, and beyond. To fully realize and leverage this leadership potential, colleges must design opportunities for faculty to hone their knowledge and skills as active participants…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Community Colleges, Fellowships
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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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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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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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Haworth, Jennifer Grant; Carter, Kelly; Jozwiak, Jill; Wilkin, Denise – Journal of Faculty Development, 2007
During the next five to ten years, community colleges in Illinois will retire more than half of their tenured faculty members, reflecting a similar national trend. Many masters and doctoral students seeking the professorate may consider community colleges as an attractive teaching opportunity. While community colleges often regard themselves as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Eddy, Pamela L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
Faculty development research historically reported details on the types of programming available and the format of delivery. This research instead sought to uncover the underpinnings of the goals behind development efforts at community colleges. Findings indicate that teaching and learning issues remain central, with faculty interests serving as…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Faculty Development, Adjunct Faculty
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Rossi, Michael A., Jr.; Finkelstein, Martin; Hu, Shouping – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Reports on effects of educational interventions on faculty and administration knowledge of, and attitude toward, student course evaluations. Aims to assess whether attitudes can be changed through education. Results suggest that interventions were effective, and even moderate instruction had the effect of improving attitudes toward student…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development
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Hardy, James C.; Jones, Dennis; Turner, Sandy – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Provides overview of process of switching from paper-based grade reporting to computer-based grading. Authors found that paperless grading decreased number of errors, made student access more immediate, and reduced costs incurred by purchasing and storing grade-scanning sheets. Authors also argue that direct entry grading encourages faculty to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
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Davis, Gayle; Foley, Barbara Jo; Horn, Eileen; Neal, Ed; Redman, Richard; Van Riper, Marcia – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Describes the process by which one institution created a comprehensive faculty development program by systematically following general guidelines drawn from the literature. Makes recommendations for developing a task force and initiating a program. Design and development of program conforms to four generic characteristics of faculty development…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Improvement Programs
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King, Kathleen P.; Lawler, Patricia A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Uses quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze interview and survey data concerning best practices, goals, purposes, and influences among faculty developers in the U.S. and Canada. Presents the current state of the field, an interpretation of its meaning, and recommendations for future directions. Authors sent out 976 surveys; 249 were…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
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Miller, Michale T.; Bai, Kang – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Attempts to identify the impact of one sabbatical recipient's leave on those around the faculty member, including fellow faculty, department chairs, deans, other administrators, and students. Examines outcomes in relation to teaching, campus citizenship, and research. Research instrument is appended. (Contains 15 references, two figures, and three…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation
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Robertson, Douglas Reimondo – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Discusses the teaching perspective of Systemocentrism, or teacher/learner-centeredness, and two of its main elements: (1) attention to teachers' and learners' inner experience; and (2) attention to the intersubjective systems that develop among teachers and learners. Suggests that Systemocentrism provides faculty developers with a new tool for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Pemberton, Freida Lorraine Nash – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Focuses on the benefits provided by telecommunication and the adaptation of distance learning models in higher education. Argues that distance learning is cost-effective, time-effective, accessible, and flexible, and that varying student populations and a changing economy make distance education a vital new tool. (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lockhart, Marilyn; Borland, Kenneth W., Jr. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Reports on a study of critical thinking goals in senior capstone courses. Finds that: (1) independent research and group projects are the most effective methods to teach critical thinking, according to faculty; and (2) students felt that they expanded their intellectual curiosity and learned to think more effectively because of these courses.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Courses
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King, Kathleen P. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Reports on a study of 17 professors from graduate schools of education. Finds that: (1) 71% experienced a perspective transformation in the context of learning and using technology for educational purposes; and (2) learning technology by itself does not seem to facilitate perspective transformation--rather, classroom practice and reflection prompt…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges
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