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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article is the second 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 to and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Work Environment, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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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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Hardre, Patricia L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Self-determination Theory (SDT) presents critical constructs and processes for understanding and improving human learning and development. Though actively utilized as a theoretical framework for K-12 and adult training research, it has been virtually ignored in TA professional development design and research. Self-determination and the process of…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Self Determination, Professional Development, Learning Processes
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Gunersel, Adalet Baris; Barnett, Pamela; Etienne, Mary – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
While the literature on self-authorship has focused on the development of college students and young adults highlighting various developmental tasks associated with the ages 17 through 30 (e.g., Baxter Magolda, 2001, 2003, 2004), in this article, we explore the exercise and development of faculty members' self-authorship as educators, proposing…
Descriptors: Developmental Tasks, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Young Adults
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Haley, Karen – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Self-reliance was an important personal attribute in the completion of a doctoral program and advancement to a faculty position. Self-reliance for the participants included self-motivation, motivated from within to return to school and advance to a faculty role; self-efficacy, believing they could complete their doctoral degree and become faculty;…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Self Efficacy, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs
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Thomas, Jacqueline; Goswami, Jaya S. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
A well-designed professional development program can help first- and second-year faculty thrive in their new academic environment. Faculty developers must consider the length and frequency of such programs and their focus; requirements for participation; the role of mentors; ways to establish collegiality; and opportunities for developing the…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Faculty Development, Tenure, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Helm, Matt; Campa, Henry, III; Moretto, Kristin – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
This study sought to uncover the career readiness and professional development needs of Ph.D. students at a large, Midwestern research university. Findings indicate that career goals of graduate students change over time, skill preparation for academic and non-academic careers continues to be inadequate for many students and professional…
Descriptors: Socialization, Professional Development, Career Development, Career Guidance
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McGowan, Susannah – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
Using the Threshold Concepts Framework, I explore places where faculty frequently get stuck when attempting to adopt new technologies. They may be held back by preconceptions that technology is superfluous to traditional teaching methods or believe that they must understand the technology perfectly before introducing it into their teaching.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Information Technology
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Hyers, Lauri L.; Syphan, Janet; Cochran, Kelly; Brown, Timothy – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
This study explores the interpersonal faculty development interactions of university faculty as a function of their demographic representation (with regard to gender and ethnicity) in their home departments. For one academic semester, a small sample of 30 tenure-track junior faculty participated in a weekly diary checklist study in which they…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Higher Education, Mentors, Academic Probation
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Reddick, Richard J.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Cherwitz, Richard A.; Cerda-Prazak, Aida A.; Bunch, Nathan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
This study utilizes a social exchange framework to analyze the qualitative narratives of 81 graduate student mentors participating in the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate Internship at The University of Texas at Austin. Findings suggest that in addition to personal benefits, mentorship has four major professional benefits: a deeper…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mentors, Educational Benefits, Experiential Learning
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Phillips, William; Sweet, Charlie; Blythe, Hal – Journal of Faculty Development, 2011
Among the many challenges of professional (faculty, administration, and staff) development is the implementation of shared governance. We propose a model involving professional learning communities that we are experimenting with in our College of Education. This new model provides faculty with decision-making power, a sense of cooperation and…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership
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Horvitz, Brian S.; Beach, Andrea L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2011
This paper presents the details and examines the outcomes of a professional development program created for instructors who are beyond the novice stage as online instructors, but desire and require further support to develop their online teaching expertise to meet their students' learning needs and their own teaching goals. This program…
Descriptors: Expertise, Learning Theories, Self Efficacy, Online Courses
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Dewar, Jacqueline M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2011
Student Ratings of Teaching (SRT) are widely employed to evaluate teaching for both formative and summative purposes. The appropriateness of items on these forms is one factor among many determining the utility and validity of SRT. Another is whether stakeholders are sufficiently knowledgeable to interpret the resulting data. Evidence gathered…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Guidelines, Stakeholders, Formative Evaluation
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Schonwetter, Dieter J.; Nazarko, Orla – Journal of Faculty Development, 2009
Newly-hired faculty and their needs have been studied in various arenas in higher education. However, there is limited research documenting current newly-hired faculty programming in Canadian institutions of higher education. The present study is the second in a series that attempts to capture the various types of professional development programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Higher Education, Professional Development
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Schonwetter, Dieter J.; Nazarko, Orla – Journal of Faculty Development, 2008
Newly hired faculty and their needs have been studied in various arenas in higher education. However, there is limited research documenting current newly hired faculty programming in Canadian institutions of higher education. The present study attempts to capture the various types of professional development programs for newly hired faculty at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Orientation, Workshops
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