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Tapp, Suzanne; McNaughtan, Jon; Brooks-Hurst, Erika – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
In this article, we discuss the importance of theory driven program development and present the empowerment framework using two case studies at a center for teaching and learning (CTL). We describe the empowerment framework, offer programmatic examples aligned with this framework, and make specific recommendations for those wishing to pursue this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Leadership, College Faculty, College Students
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Taczak, Kara; Karas, Jennifer – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
In 2012, Randy Bass challenged educators to "disrupt" themselves expanding the notion of teaching to include multiple high-impact practices (HIP). First-year seminars are a HIP that, when done successfully, encourages retention and persistence in students. On our campus they function similarly, but they also create opportunities for…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, College Faculty, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bair, Mary; DeFrance, Nancy; Diarrassouba, Nagnon; Stockton, Terry – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
This paper describes a faculty development project in which four teacher educators, who were part of a larger Faculty Learning Community, used an innovative model called the Faculty Learning Lab to support each other in critical reflections about their teaching. Within the learning lab, which was guided by Knowles' adult learning theory, each…
Descriptors: Learning Laboratories, Mentors, Peer Relationship, Models
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Cruz, Laura – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The instructional innovation incubator (i3) model is a fully immersive, multi-campus, residential experience designed to address the wicked problem of online teaching and learning. This paper details how we used design thinking to hatch, design, prototype and implement the i3 model, a radical departure from conventional practice in educational…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Models, Design
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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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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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Bell, Stephanie – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article recommends that faculty developers promote online writing assignments--from blogs to podcasts--that make use of the interactive tools of the "social Web." Unlike traditional essays, which are typically private documents exchanged between student and instructor, online writing tasks can become sites of engagement and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Writing Assignments, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Blumberg, Phyllis – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Faculty are assuming greater responsibility for assessment of educational programs, which may be a new and daunting role. Therefore, faculty need to develop expertise and skills to do these assessments meaningfully. The overall purpose of this article is to provide faculty a program assessment resource. Assessments are conducted for accountability…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Skill Development, Program Evaluation, Expertise
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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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Fowler, Debra; Macik, Maria L.; Sandoval, Carolyn L.; Bakenhus, Chelsea; MacWillie, Sherri – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Traditional professional development related to teaching is offered on a short-term basis and at the individual level. Recent experiences and research studies have led to an organizational level model in which the educational developer forms a sustained partnership with administrators, faculty, staff, and students in a department, offering…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Sustainability, Models, Partnerships in Education
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Hurney, Carol A.; Brantmeier, Edward J.; Good, Megan R.; Harrison, Douglas; Meixner, Cara – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Assessment is a cyclical process within which educators construct outcomes, implement programs, assess constructs such as learning, evaluate results, and utilize results to craft stronger programs and services. Within educational and faculty development, assessment measures program impact on faculty, students, and/or institutional culture.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Pifer, Meghan J.; Reisboard, Dana; Staulters, Mimi; Li, Xiaobao; Gozza-Cohen, Mary; McHenry, Nadine; Schaming, Susan; Gilio, Brenda – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
This article describes the evolution of a faculty scholarship symposium within the school of education at a regional comprehensive university. The article outlines the initial structure and goals of the symposium as well as the development of the model over time. The influence of leadership, culture, and individual goals and backgrounds are…
Descriptors: Scholarship, College Faculty, Schools of Education, Meetings
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Charleston, LaVar J.; Gilbert, Juan E.; Escobar, Barbara; Jackson, Jerlando F. L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
African Americans represent 1.3% of all computing sciences faculty in PhD-granting departments, underscoring the severe underrepresentation of Black/African American tenure-track faculty in computing (CRA, 2012). The Future Faculty/Research Scientist Mentoring (FFRM) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, was found to be an effective…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Computer Science Education, Mentors, Tenure
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Teruya, Stacey Alan; Bazargan-Hejazi, Shahrzad – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Purpose: To determine how effective and collegial mentoring in biomedical research faculty development may be implemented and facilitated through social media. Method: The authors reviewed the literature for objectives, concerns, and limitations of career development for junior research faculty. They tabularized these as developmental goals, and…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Mentors, Biomedicine, Scientific Research
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Goldman, Ellen F.; Hamburger, Ellen K.; Ottolini, Mary C. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
In this paper, we describe the faculty development resources, structures, and processes utilized to promote educational scholarship in a department of pediatrics. We discuss a 5-year effort based on the strategy of forming an "academy" of educational scholars and resulting in significant increases in peer-reviewed conference…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Success, Pediatrics, Faculty Development
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