ERIC Number: EJ1046238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop: Professional Development for New Chemistry Faculty and Initial Assessment of Its Efficacy
Baker, Lane A.; Chakraverty, Devasmita; Columbus, Linda; Feig, Andrew L.; Jenks, William S.; Pilarz, Matthew; Stains, Marilyne; Waterman, Rory; Wesemann, Jodi L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n11 p1874-1881 Nov 2014
The Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop (CSC NFW) is a professional development program that was initiated in 2012 to address absences in the preparation of chemistry faculty at research universities as funded researchers and educators (i.e., teacher-scholars). The primary focus of the workshop is an introduction to evidence-based teaching methods; other topics including mentoring, work-life balance, time management, and grant writing are also addressed. A longer-term aim of the workshop is to develop lifelong teacher-scholars by encouraging workshop participants to engage with teaching-focused faculty learning communities through the CSC NFW and at their institutions. The workshop also provides a platform to investigate the adoption of student-centered pedagogies among new faculty, and a study of that process was initiated concurrently. Thus, the aim of the workshop program is to address professional development needs as well as understand the efficacy of that effort.
Descriptors: Teacher Workshops, Chemistry, Faculty Development, Beginning Teacher Induction, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Evidence, Research Universities, Instructional Improvement, Educational Practices, Instructional Effectiveness, Quasiexperimental Design, Online Surveys, Pretests Posttests, Participant Satisfaction, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Competencies, Capacity Building, Mixed Methods Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: CHE-1265608; CHE-1306063; DUE- 1347576