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Calkins, Susanna; Harris, Muveddet – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
For many faculty, critical reflection on teaching and learning requires space and time that is not readily available. For fifteen years, we have run a substantial year-long faculty development program designed to help participants: (1) reflect critically on their teaching and their students' learning; and (2) develop a project related to their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Sustainability
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Stivers, Jan; Cramer, Sharon F. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Manuscript rejection is a fact of life for academics, and should be seen as just one step in a process of revision and resubmission that typically results in publication. This manuscript is the second in a two-part series offering suggestions to help authors take action on their rejected manuscripts, including analyzing reviewer feedback, revising…
Descriptors: Publications, Writing for Publication, Revision (Written Composition), Writing Strategies
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Ridge, Alison; Ritt, Elizabeth – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Institutions of higher learning are expanding their academic reach by offering distance education courses and degree programs. Student demand for distance education continues to grow and so does the need for qualified faculty. The literature presents numerous approaches and best practices regarding new faculty orientation and professional…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Distance Education, Stakeholders, Nursing Education
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Blankenship-Knox, Ann E.; Platt, R. Eric; Read, Hannah – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
As part of the promotion and tenure process, colleges and universities have primarily evaluated faculty members on three key functional areas: research, teaching, and service. In this article, we examine how the use of collegiality as a possible fourth criterion for faculty evaluation affects faculty power dynamics, how U.S. courts have addressed…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Faculty Evaluation, Employment Practices, Tenure
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Swan, Lisa M.; Kramer, Sabrina; Gopal, Anita; Shi, Lijuan; Roth, Stephen M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This study assesses an asset-based approach to international teaching assistant (ITA) training at a public research institution. The program is a peer mentorship-based learning community that facilitates ITAs' cultural awareness and pedagogic development. Survey results indicate the program positively impacted participants' teaching skills,…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Foreign Workers, Training Methods, Teaching Skills
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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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Hardré, Patricia L.; Pan, Rui – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Understanding perspectives of graduate students throughout their developmental journey is at the core of preparing future faculty, and it can inform critical choices of graduate faculty members and program developers. This study investigated the most memorable and influential factors that both promote and thwart graduate students' success, across…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Smith, M. Cecil; Leppma, Monica – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
A Complete Your Manuscript Workshop has been provided to tenure track faculty members in the college over the past two and one-half years. The workshop is a low-cost/high payoff opportunity for the college and participating faculty members, as the workshop requires few resources and the time commitment for participants is easily managed.…
Descriptors: Publications, Writing Workshops, Faculty Development, Faculty
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Morin, Courtnie; Stanley, Candace – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Building upon Kuh's (2008) research on high-impact educational practices, the authors interviewed Dr. Aaron Thompson to discuss effective implementation of these teaching and learning initiatives and the advancement of faculty development programming to support them. Dr. Thompson is the Interim President of Kentucky State University and Council on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Creative Teaching, Best Practices, Educational Practices
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Winslow, Matthew P.; Skubik-Peplaski, Camille; Burkett, Barry – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are an effective way for faculty to learn about pedagogical topics and tactics. However, less is known about how effective they are at changing the teaching practices of the faculty participants and ultimately student learning. This article describes a mixed-method study of such a transfer of knowledge. In…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
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Skarupski, Kimberly A.; Levine, Rachel B.; Yang, Wan Rou; González-Fernández, Marlís; Bodurtha, Joann; Barone, Michael A.; Fivush, Barbara – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
The literature on leadership competencies does not include an understanding of how stakeholders perceive competencies for women and under-represented minority faculty members. We surveyed three groups of leaders (N = 113) to determine their perceptions of the importance of 23 leadership competencies. All three groups endorsed the same five…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Disproportionate Representation, Leadership Effectiveness
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Martin, Jason M.; Strawser, Michael G. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This study emphasizes the importance of faculty development and training as a means to prepare faculty to design the capstone course as a high-impact educational practice. Specifically, this research explores transformative learning in the capstone class as a vehicle for reflection on personal and professional ethics. Students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Faculty Development, Reflective Teaching, Ethics
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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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Bell, Stephanie – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article recommends that faculty developers promote online writing assignments--from blogs to podcasts--that make use of the interactive tools of the "social Web." Unlike traditional essays, which are typically private documents exchanged between student and instructor, online writing tasks can become sites of engagement and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Writing Assignments, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Stivers, Jan; Cramer, Sharon – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Manuscript rejection is a fact of life for academics, and should be seen as just one step in a process of revision and resubmission that typically results in publication. This two-part article offers suggestions to help authors take action on their rejected manuscripts, including analyzing reviewer feedback, revising judiciously, and making…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Revision (Written Composition), Writing Strategies, Authors
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