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Smith, Tessa; Barrett, Claire – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
"The Wisconsin Experience Seminar" is an extended-orientation style first-year seminar (FYS) that is intended to support students' transitions to college. The course is held each academic semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is taught by instructors in a variety professional roles at the university. The program is housed…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Faculty, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Streifer, Adriana C.; Gravett, Emily O.; Taggart, Jessica – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
Popular teaching books often advise instructors to tell students about efforts to improve teaching, and Centers for Teaching and Learning often inadvertently reveal such efforts to students through particular programs. Yet no research exists that investigates students' perceptions of educational development and the growth in teachers that it…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Educational Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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Eiselein, Gregory – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
Effective faculty development programs are essential to improving student success and achieving institutional goals. Yet designing and implementing successful faculty development within FYE programs remain a challenge. We examine these challenges and discuss how a redesigned on-campus faculty development effort, connected to an online course on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, First Year Seminars, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Pinto, Katy M.; Huizinga, Dorota – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The Predominately Undergraduate Institution in this study identified a sharp decline in external grant seeking during the 2007-2014 academic years. During these years some faculty applied for grants on a regular basis, but some faculty stopped seeking grants altogether. The first author interviewed 15 of the most persistent grant seekers to…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Faculty, Academic Persistence, Grants
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Vie, Stephanie – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article focuses on a national study of writing instructors regarding the inclusion of social media in their teaching. The results from this study indicate the field's burgeoning interest in social media in the writing classroom: as technological tool, as content for analysis, as a composing space, and much more. These findings suggest the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, National Surveys
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Apostel, Shawn – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Institutions of higher education are increasingly utilizing ePortfolio projects to allow students a space to showcase their work to their instructors, peers, and potential employers, and with the primary audience focusing on instructor or peer, the ePortfolio has worked well over the years. However, as the audience shifted more to potential…
Descriptors: Social Media, Portfolios (Background Materials), Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Hagler, Debra; Kastenbaum, Beatrice; Brooks, Ruth; Morris, Brenda; Saewert, Karen J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Leveraging Educational Technology for Evidence-Based Practice (LET-EBP), a four year federally funded project, was designed to extend use of educational technologies in the prelicensure undergraduate nursing program of a large public research university. Faculty members supported through the project developed and integrated over 20…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Nursing Education, Undergraduate Study, Evidence
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Schnackenberg, Heidi L.; Maughan, Margaret D.; Zadoo, Elizabeth – Journal of Faculty Development, 2004
This initiative attempted to promote university faculties' use of technology in their teaching practice by equipping them with the latest techniques and instructional strategies. Faculty participants were given an initial workshop with a noted educational technology expert and then subsequently paired with a student partner with whom they were to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration