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ERIC Number: EJ1109120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2334-4822
Creating a Supportive Teaching Culture in the Research University Context: Strategic Partnering and Interdisciplinary Collaboration between a Teaching Center and Academic Units
Brown, Marie Kendall; Ralston, Patricia A. S.; Baumgartner, Kathy B.; Schreck, Melissa A.
To Improve the Academy, v34 n1-2 p234-269 Jun 2015
This paper describes 2 "strategic partnering" and "interdisciplinary collaboration" case studies between a Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and an academic unit at a mid-sized metropolitan research university in the American Midwest. These faculty development partnerships were developed to meet the unique needs of faculty members who share a discipline area, present current information on specific teaching topics in order to deepen pedagogical knowledge and skills, provide opportunities for faculty to form a collegial group, and advance unit-specific goals relative to faculty development. The work is grounded in literature about the characteristics of a supportive teaching culture, characteristics of effective interdisciplinary collaborations, challenges of preparing faculty to conduct scholarly teaching, and in literature about the role of faculty development in advancing institutional change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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