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ERIC Number: EJ1156670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
The Roles of STEM Faculty Communities of Practice in Institutional and Departmental Reform in Higher Education
Gehrke, Sean; Kezar, Adrianna
American Educational Research Journal, v54 n5 p803-833 Oct 2017
This study examines how involvement in four cross-institutional STEM faculty communities of practice is associated with local departmental and institutional change for faculty members belonging to these communities. It is informed by the communities of practice and change in higher education literature and utilizes data gathered through a survey of community members (n = 2,503). The findings reveal engagement experiences and aspects of community design associated with departmental and institutional change related to STEM reform. These findings contribute to recommendations for designing future STEM reform initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE1226242