ERIC Number: EJ988193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Undergraduate Education: Examining Faculty Experiences during Their First Year in a Residential College and Exploring the Implications for Student Affairs Professionals
Jessup-Anger, Jody E.; Wawrzynski, Matthew R.; Yao, Christina W.
Journal of College and University Student Housing, v38 n1 p56-69 2011
This qualitative study employed a constructivist, case study approach to explore how faculty made meaning of their experiences in a newly developed residential college at a large, land-grant research university in the Midwest. Findings revealed that faculty focused on determining how to prioritize the numerous opportunities for involvement while also working to define their unconventional roles as teaching-focused faculty at a research-extensive university. In reflecting on their first few months in the residential college, faculty discussed their appreciation of the collegiality of their peers. Finally, they described their role as collaborators with other faculty as they continued to lay the foundation for the residential college. Implications for student affairs educators and particularly academic-student affairs collaboration are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Undergraduate Study, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Constructivism (Learning), Collegiality, Research Universities, Case Studies, Higher Education, College Faculty, Residential Institutions, Dormitories, Student Personnel Workers, Teacher Collaboration, Peer Relationship, Colleges, Academic Achievement
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