ERIC Number: EJ889955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
A Collaborative Approach to Higher Education Induction
Ortlieb, Evan T.; Biddix, J. Patrick; Doepker, Gina M.
Active Learning in Higher Education, v11 n2 p109-118 Jul 2010
Success in higher education is often measured by one's ability to conduct research, effectively disseminate findings, and competently teach in a collegiate setting. These measures are not entirely developed during doctoral school, let alone as a classroom teacher. In order to increase the likelihood of success at the higher education level, several newly hired faculty members at a four-year university created the "new faculty guild" by which they would share scholarly progress, insight into effective teaching strategies, thoughts/ideas of possible research investigations, and solace for one another. Their progressive actions led towards better understandings of the multifaceted tasks related to success in higher education, including mentorship, critical reflection, and collaboration. This article will enlighten prospective and newly hired faculty/faculty about maximizing the benefits and minimizing the limitations of teaching, researching, and fulfilling other service-related duties within higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty, Teaching Methods, Mentors, Reflection, Cooperation, Tenure, Nontenured Faculty, Collegiality, Faculty Development, Transformative Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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