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ERIC Number: EJ847794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
Investing in Our Next Generation: Overview of Orientation and Workshop Programs for Newly Hired Faculty in Canadian Universities (Part 1)
Schonwetter, Dieter J.; Nazarko, Orla
Journal of Faculty Development, v22 n3 p214-222 Sep 2008
Newly hired faculty and their needs have been studied in various arenas in higher education. However, there is limited research documenting current newly hired faculty programming in Canadian institutions of higher education. The present study attempts to capture the various types of professional development programs for newly hired faculty at Canadian universities. An overview of 53 Canadian institutions' newly hired faculty programming is explored. These findings provide guidance for institutions looking to develop new programs for newly hired faculty, for current programs wishing to know what other institutions are doing for their newly hired faculty, and for those who are "blazing the trail" to be encouraged in the trends they have established in supporting newly hired faculty. The ultimate goal is to provide a Canadian perspective of what is currently being offered to support our newly hired faculty. As a first part in a two part series, this article focuses on the current overview of orientation programs, professional development workshop, and discussion group programs. (Contains 14 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada