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ERIC Number: EJ1133208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2157-6254
Enhancing Faculty Performance through Coaching: Targeted, Individualized Support
McDowell, Melissa; Bedford, Laurie; Downs, Lyda DiTommaso
Higher Learning Research Communications, v4 n4 p3-10 Dec 2014
Coaching in higher education is a relatively new field; although, it has been taking place in educational institutions for some time, even if it was not labeled as such. This essay describes the faculty development philosophies of a US-based higher education institution with a strong culture of supporting faculty and promoting social change. A coaching model was implemented as a means for professional development. It was designed to be facilitated through a peer relationship and it offers problem-focused, contextualized opportunities for faculty to collaborate, thus making the experience and outcome more meaningful. The coaching model is individualized, confidential, non-evaluative, and incorporates three pathways to support the professional development needs of faculty: self- assigned, a request from college leadership as a means to support faculty in an identified area of need, or the New Faculty Orientation (NFO) instructor may recommend a faculty member for coaching as a way to further engage in topics not discussed in-depth in NFO.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
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