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Hammons, James – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
The effects of focusing on learning objectives--not instructional objectives--and of viewing each objective as a unit of instruction can be significant, both for the students and for the instructor.
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Units of Study, Educational Objectives, Correlation
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article is the first in a series of three articles on microaggressions. All of the articles are tailored specifically for faculty developers, provosts and directors of diversity and training, faculty, and administrators to address the most critical issues on this topic in higher education. This one presents a framework for understanding the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Higher Education, Victims, Taxonomy
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Rands, Melissa L.; Bender, Holly; Gillette, Meghan T.; Orgler, Lisa – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
In this paper, the authors describe the faculty development initiatives and the role of faculty learning communities (FLCs) in supporting Team-Based Learning (TBL) at a large, research-intensive university. A systematic review of the initiatives found FLCs provided crucial support for both new and seasoned TBL practitioners and fostered…
Descriptors: Role, Teamwork, Communities of Practice, College Faculty
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Bair, Mary Antony – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This paper describes a faculty development project in which 12 teacher educators used the Cognitive Coaching model to engage in critical reflections about their teaching. Each identified an aspect of their teaching they wanted to improve and a colleague to serve as coach. Participants engaged in Cognitive Coaching cycles, consisting of planning…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Coaching (Performance), Cognitive Processes
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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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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This article is the final installment 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…
Descriptors: Aggression, Work Environment, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Platt, Kristen M.; Welleford, Andrew; Naze, Garrett; Hatcher, April Richardson – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
A core question for educators at any stage of their career is often, "How do I improve my own teaching style, and how can I be the educator of the caliber I aspire to be?" In this series of reflective essays, the authors will offer strategies for developing an innovative and individual style that embraces core educational values.…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Instructional Innovation, Essays, Feedback (Response)
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Francis, Dawn M.; Colbry, Stephanie L.; Hoyle, Amy Gratch; Ratmansky, Lisa A.; Sheety, Alia S.; Szpara, Michelle Yvonne – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
A Faculty Scholarship Community (FSC) is a community of practice whose members share an interest in scholarly productivity. This descriptive study examines key factors that enabled a small group of non-tenured faculty, new to their institution, to form a thriving FSC. Members employed autoethnography as the method for examining the impact of the…
Descriptors: Productivity, Well Being, Scholarship, College Faculty
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Ramsay, Crystal M.; Brua, Chas – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Contingent faculty are an increasingly common response to rising costs and growing enrollments (AAUP, 2014). Our research focuses on the small subset of contingent faculty whose institutions label them "Professors of Practice." They come to academia with deep professional/industry experience and leverage their unique knowledge, networks,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, College Faculty, Profiles, Professional Identity
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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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Blumberg, Phyllis – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Faculty are assuming greater responsibility for assessment of educational programs, which may be a new and daunting role. Therefore, faculty need to develop expertise and skills to do these assessments meaningfully. The overall purpose of this article is to provide faculty a program assessment resource. Assessments are conducted for accountability…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Skill Development, Program Evaluation, Expertise
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Kebaetse, Masego B.; Sims, Rod – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Consultation has been found to improve teaching effectiveness, have benefits on teaching effectiveness for both young and older faculty members, and have persistent benefits beyond the consultation process. In light of the prevalent use of consultation in educational development, this qualitative study explored how educational developers…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Consultation Programs, Qualitative Research, Student Centered Learning
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Levesque-Bristol, Chantal – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Role theory is a sociological perspective that examines the ways in which interactions with others in a social environment can lead to role-related stress. Faculty may suffer from role-related stressors such as role conflict, ambiguity, and overload as they navigate the job facets of research, engagement, and teaching. This role stress can result…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Faculty Development
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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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