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ERIC Number: EJ1112808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2375-804X
Sustained Faculty Development in Learning Communities
Graziano, Janine; Kahn, Gabrielle
Learning Communities: Research & Practice, v1 n2 Article 5 2013
While it is common for learning community programs to provide professional development to support their faculty, such support may not be sustained. This article reports on a professional development framework instituted at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, that includes activities for faculty teams before, during, and after the semester. This cyclical practice grew out of administrators' recognition of the need for faculty not only to create shared assignments for students, but also to assess their students' work in response. Based on the principles of: (1) supporting collaboration, (2) promoting reflective teaching to encourage integrative thinking and learning, and (3) respecting faculty members' agency, we present a professional development model that aims to equip learning community faculty with tools to transform their teaching and their students' learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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