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Hurney, Carol A.; Harris, Nancy L.; Bates Prins, Samantha C.; Kruck, S. E. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
This study explored the impact of a learner-centered, mid-semester course evaluation process called the small group instructional diagnosis (SGID) on student perceptions of dimensions of teaching that promote effective learning. Classes where instructors requested the SGID were randomly assigned to either traditional or learner-centered SGIDs and…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Elliott, Robert W. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
With the current milieu of current legislation and continued budget reductions for higher education, institutions are faced with being more creative in their efforts to reduce spending while achieving their stated mission. The purpose of this paper is to inform college administrators and faculty about the sources used to inform faculty development…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Postsecondary Education, Literature Reviews, Statistical Analysis
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Travis, Jon E.; Scott, Joyce A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Suffering from chronic underfunding and in a headlong race to compete with for-profit higher education, institutions across America are struggling to maintain their operations, and some are forced into desperate measures just to survive. Administrators and faculty faced with these challenges are not immune to compromising the quality of…
Descriptors: Ethics, College Instruction, Integrity, Instructional Effectiveness
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
There are two major global educational trends that have changed the form and execution of humor in the classroom and in professional conferences: (1) the burgeoning instructional technology, especially PowerPoint, which can provide a vehicle for several forms of low risk humor anyone can present; and (2) the diversity of classroom demographics,…
Descriptors: Humor, Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology, Student Diversity
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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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Royal, Kenneth D.; Akers, Kathryn S.; Lybarger, Melanie A.; Zakrajsek, Todd D. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Research productivity and collaborations are essential aspects of advancing academia. Publishing is a critical mechanism in higher education to allow faculty members to share new information in all disciplinary fields. Due to its importance, scholarly work is often heavily considered for promotion, tenure, compensation, and other merit decisions.…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Cooperation, College Faculty
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Jackson, Jerlando F. L.; Flowers, Lamont A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
This article describes the Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African Americans and Education, a future faculty program designed to encourage doctoral students to enter the professoriate and study the African American experience in education.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, African Americans, African American Teachers
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Lowman, Joseph – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
However accurate our observations of others' teaching and well-intended our desire to help, giving advice is a ticklish business. Teaching consultants are like psychotherapists and parents in needing to remember that our primary objective is to develop in others the skills they need to meet life's challenges on their own.
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, College Instruction, Faculty Development
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Girardeau, Laura; Rud, A. G.; Trevisan, Michael S. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Faculty members are critical assets to universities, and large losses to institutions occur if they are not successful. Although institutions value publications and grants in the tenure process, newer professors receive little guidance in writing for these endeavors. Faculty writing retreats help apprentice professors in the craft of writing;…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Research Universities, College Faculty, Nontenured Faculty
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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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Stewart, Kenneth; Kilmartin, Christopher – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
The authors describe cross-decades changes in the achievement attitudes and behaviors of average U. S. undergraduates that parallel the declines in meaningful learning reported by Arum and colleagues. Comparisons of pre-1987 and 2004-8 students on seven achievement-predictive measures revealed that (a) average 2004-8 undergraduates scored…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Critical Thinking
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Postic, Robert; McCandless, Ray; Stewart, Beth – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
In 1991, the AACU issued a report on improving undergraduate education suggesting, in part, that a curriculum should be both comprehensive and cohesive. Since 2008, we have systematically integrated our research methods course with our capstone course in an attempt to accomplish the twin goals of comprehensiveness and cohesion. By taking this…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum
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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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