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ERIC Number: EJ1223457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Perceived Outcomes Associated with Engagement in and Design of Faculty Communities of Practice Focused on STEM Reform
Gehrke, Sean; Kezar, Adrianna
Research in Higher Education, v60 n6 p844-869 Sep 2019
This study examines how involvement in four undergraduate faculty communities of practice is associated with faculty perceiving they improved in individual practices related to STEM reform. It is informed by the communities of practice and faculty change literature and utilizes data gathered through a survey of community members (n = 2503). The findings reveal engagement experiences and aspects of community design associated with three outcomes--learning and improving practice, developing skills for leadership and change, and networking. 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; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE1226242