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ERIC Number: EJ1155891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-1900
Opting into a Faculty Scholarship Community: Benefiting Productivity and Personal Well-Being
Francis, Dawn M.; Colbry, Stephanie L.; Hoyle, Amy Gratch; Ratmansky, Lisa A.; Sheety, Alia S.; Szpara, Michelle Yvonne
Journal of Faculty Development, v31 n3 p51-60 Sep 2017
A Faculty Scholarship Community (FSC) is a community of practice whose members share an interest in scholarly productivity. This descriptive study examines key factors that enabled a small group of non-tenured faculty, new to their institution, to form a thriving FSC. Members employed autoethnography as the method for examining the impact of the FSC. Findings show that the trust and well-being forged among members positively influenced their scholarly output and ability to manage disruptive changes in their institutional environment. These results indicate the important role a caring community can have on the professional development of faculty in the academy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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