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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Austin, Ann E.; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013
Faculty development has been evolving in focus and form over the past five decades. Originally organized around sabbatical leaves, faculty development now offers a wide array of programs and involves a growing body of highly professional, deeply dedicated professionals. As both faculty members and faculty developers with over fifty collective…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Organizational Development, Organizational Change
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Sorcinelli, Mary Deane; Austin, Ann E. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2010
Globalization of higher education is developing at a relentless pace as colleges, universities, and student enrollments burgeon throughout countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. As a result, educational developers in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States, all of which have well-established higher…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Higher Education, Global Approach, Organizational Change
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Fraser, Kym; Gosling, David; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2010
Educational development, which the authors use to refer to the field of professional and strategic development associated with university and college learning and teaching, can be described in many ways by referring to its different aspects. In this article the authors endeavor to categorize many of the models that have been used to describe…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Models
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Sorcinelli, Mary Deane; Yun, Jung – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2007
In the literature of faculty development, mentoring is usually mentioned as a vital contribution to a successful academic career, particularly for women and faculty of color. Mentoring has traditionally been defined as a top-down, one-to-one relationship in which an experienced faculty member guides and supports the career development of a new or…
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Career Development
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Elbow, Peter; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
This year marks the 15th year of a program called "Professors as Writers" at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The first meeting was a half-day workshop at the end of a spring semester to help faculty launch the writing they wanted to do over the summer. The program has grown over the years and now includes monthly retreats, as well as a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Workshops, Writing (Composition)
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Shih, Mei-Yau; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – Journal of Faculty Development, 2007
Can teaching technologies offer a unique avenue for senior faculty vitality and renewal? This article presents the results of an evaluation that took place during six years of a teaching technology faculty development program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a research-intensive institution. We present a profile of the program and its…
Descriptors: Career Development, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Technology Uses in Education
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Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2002
Describes criticisms of the current tenure process and the ways in which it impedes realization of Boyer's vision in "Scholarship Reconsidered." Explores some encouraging changes that directly address flaws in the tenure process and work to more effectively and flexibly validate and encourage the multiple types of scholarship that Boyer has…
Descriptors: Change, College Faculty, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education
Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – 2000
The "Heeding New Voices" study, a year-long series of structured interviews with new faculty and graduate students aspiring to be faculty members around the country, sought both to give voice to those who are just beginning their academic careers and to provide guidance for the senior faculty, chairs, deans, and others in higher education…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Deans, Department Heads, Faculty College Relationship
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Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Describes a faculty development program at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) designed to allow mid-career and senior faculty to effectively apply technology to teaching and learning. Considers implications of such faculty development processes for post-tenure review approaches. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation
Rice, R. Eugene; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane; Austin, Ann E. – 2000
This paper combines the inquiry phase of the New Pathways project on faculty careers and employment with recommendations for concrete practice on campus, bringing together findings from a series of interviews of new faculty and graduate students called "Heeding New Voices" with the guide "Principles of Good Practice: Supporting Early-Career…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Graduate Students
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Caldwell, Elizabeth Ann; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 1997
Suggests faculty development programs based on writing-to-learn can foster more effective teaching, by providing opportunities for faculty and teaching assistants to develop new teaching skills and to integrate scholarship and teaching, by changing faculty approaches to teaching and learning, by providing a forum for sharing talents and…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction
Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – 1985
The interests and needs for professional development of 112 Indiana University faculty were studied, through interviewing and questionnaire administration. The faculty ranks in this sample approximated the full-time faculty population: assistant professors (21 percent), associate professors (30 percent), and full professors (49 percent). In…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, Employment Practices, Faculty College Relationship
Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – 1977
A teaching consultation service for college instructors offered at Indiana University--Northwest is described using a hypothetical teaching situation. The service is designed to allow the faculty member a comprehensive and in-depth look at his classroom instruction. It is a voluntary, individualized, and confidential service. The teaching…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Observation Techniques, College Faculty, Consultation Programs
Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – 1978
Dental educators' attitudes toward academic life are examined through structured, in-depth interviews with 122 full- and part-time faculty at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Results showed that the major reasons for choosing an academic career were influence of a faculty member or dean, interest in the subject matter, economics, and a…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Compensation (Remuneration), Dental Schools, Educational Quality
Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – 1986
Views of 112 college faculty about sabbaticals and leaves were studied at Indiana University. Attention was focused on: the extent to which sabbaticals and leaves were important to faculty careers and the benefits of these opportunities; factors that constrain professional growth; and the university's role in providing opportunities that…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Faculty Promotion
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