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Lockhart, Marilyn S.; Stoop, Chatanika – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The environment in which faculty development centers operate has changed significantly. As a result, centers are asked to play a more important role in contributing to institutional strategic initiatives, assess outcomes of programs, and enhance faculty scholarship success. In the past, assessments have focused on attendance and satisfaction…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Grants
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Strawser, Michael G.; Apostel, Shawn; O' Keefe, Moira; Simons, Crystal – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Learning management systems (LMS) are fixtures on higher education campuses. As LMS use continues to increase, faculty development professionals should consider how system use is encouraged and implemented on campus, especially amongst faculty. Using Ely's (1990) technology-specific conditions that facilitate the implementation of an innovation,…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Universities, Innovation, College Faculty
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Sheets, Jessica K. Ezell; Barnhardt, Cassie L.; Phillips, Carson W.; Valdés, Peggy H. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This quantitative study examines how faculty service morale is related to faculty's social identities, organizational environments, and the three dimensions of faculty work-lives proposed by Johnsrud and Rosser (2002): professional priorities and rewards, administrative relations and support, and quality of benefits and services. Findings suggest…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Private Colleges, Church Related Colleges, Catholics
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Bhavsar, Grishma P.; Grote, Kandice; Galvan, Melisa C.; Tyutina, Svetlana V.; Guan, Shu-Sha Angie; Stapleton, Lissa D.; Knotts, Gregory – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Faculty in their early careers discover unique and unanticipated concerns in navigating academia and attempting to create life balance. These needs must be addressed to ensure retention and success in the tenure process. This exploratory study found the creation of first-year faculty learning communities (FLCs) provides needed, integral, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness
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Stefaniak, Jill E. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This case study examines how a cognitive apprenticeship was utilized as a faculty development tool to improve instructional design practices in the classroom. Three instructors participated in a cognitive apprenticeship where they were taught how to implement learner-centered instructional strategies into their coursework. The cognitive…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Apprenticeships, Faculty Development, Instructional Design
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Massie, DeAnna – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This study explored how participating in a faculty development course based on improvisational theatre affects college instructors' ability to increase student engagement and learning. Theoretical foundations included engagement, active learning, collaboration and social interaction, the art of improvisational theater, and the practice of applied…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Creative Activities
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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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Cruz, Laura; Herzog, Mary Jean – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Researchers have long recognized that instructors face distinctive challenges at different career stages. While much work has been done on developing best practices around early career faculty, the literature only pays scant attention to later-career or senior faculty (Sorcinelli, 1999; Zeig and Baldwin, 2013). The most common challenges cited by…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Aging (Individuals), Teacher Persistence
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Mickel, Natasha; Wiskur, Brandt; James, Judith; VanWagoner, Timothy; Williams, Valerie N. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Faculty mentoring is a central component of teaching and learning in the basic and laboratory sciences as well as the clinical and professional disciplines. In this study faculty (1) rated the importance of six core mentoring competencies based on their experience and (2) self-assessed their mentoring competencies. Our goals are to describe and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Mentors, Competence, Teaching Skills
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Hessling, Peter A.; Robinson, Emily Erin; Capps, Jennifer A.; Gallardo-Williams, Maria T. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This paper describes the experiences of four diverse faculty, representing chemistry, education, faculty development, and entrepreneurship, who participated in a voluntary reading circle to discuss teaching and learning in higher education. We provide examples of how our circle shared pedagogical ideas, engaged in collaborative scholarly projects,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Zhu, Erping; Turcic, Stefan M., II – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This paper presents a study assessing the impact of a specific teaching award. The study examines the impact of this teaching innovation prize on faculty and discusses disseminations of innovative teaching practices and uses of award funds. The study employs thematic analysis to analyze the data collected from an online survey and interviews. The…
Descriptors: Awards, Excellence in Education, College Faculty, Professional Recognition
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Skarupski, Kimberly A.; Foucher, Kharma C. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Faculty members have numerous competing demands and struggle to find time to write. Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs) were created to help faculty members establish sustainable writing habits by writing with increased frequency and for shorter session durations. WAGs meet one hour a week for 10 weeks and emphasize accountability to the process…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Writing (Composition)
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Warning: This article contains humor, which may not be appropriate for some of you, particularly if you have the sense of humor of a grapefruit. Reader discretion is advised. You will miss this trailblazing, earth-shattering, possibly Pulitzer-prize-winning contribution to the literature. However, that's okay. To accommodate your…
Descriptors: Humor, Journal Articles, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Strawser, Michael G.; Apostel, Shawn – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
When Pew Research center began tracking the internet usage of Americans in 2000, almost half of all American adults were online. Today, that number has grown exponentially as around 90% of American adults use the Internet. In the past, the "digital divide" focused, almost exclusively, on inequality of access. The divide referred to the…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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