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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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Castleberry, Ashley N.; Haines, Seena L.; Stein, Susan M.; Van Amburgh, Jenny A.; Persky, Adam M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The 5 Minute University (5MU) project was developed to deliver efficient, effective teaching development for busy faculty. An interprofessional team from five Universities created concise five-minute teaching modules with a supplemental resource handout. Modules were provided via video or live presentation to faculty monthly for a year.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Instructional Materials, Instructional Material Evaluation, Pretests Posttests
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Borders, L. DiAnne; Wester, Kelly L.; Gonzalez, Laura M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Contextual or organizational factors in faculty members' work settings can support or limit their efforts to implement what they learned in faculty development programs. These factors may be particularly salient for programs designed to enhance faculty research productivity. In this article, the authors introduce a measure of faculty research…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Program Validation, Test Construction, Faculty Development
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Al-Asfour, Ahmed; Young, Suzanne – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Professional development needs of faculty who are teaching at Tribal Colleges and Universities were examined in this survey research study. The majority of 126 respondents to the online survey reported that they were full-time faculty members, female, not tribal members, and had taught five or less years. Respondents reported that the two greatest…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Tribally Controlled Education, Online Surveys
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Moore, Alison L.; Reiser, Robert A.; Bradley, Terra W.; Zhao, Weinan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
In an effort to help faculty members learn about and obtain external funding for their research, a team of scholar-practitioners within a College of Education at a large southeastern university developed a database tool that enables faculty to identify grant opportunities aligned with their research interests and provides faculty with easy access…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Grants, Databases
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Dailey-Hebert, Amber; Mandernach, B. Jean; Donnelli-Sallee, Emily; Norris, Virgil Rusty – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Adjunct instructors are the fastest growing population of faculty in the academy; and, given the current economic condition and its impact on institutions of higher learning, the proportion of adjunct faculty is likely to increase (Gappa, Austin & Trice, 2007; NCES, 2011). Yet the adjunct population continues to remain disconnected from the…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Barriers
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