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Bair, Mary; DeFrance, Nancy; Diarrassouba, Nagnon; Stockton, Terry – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
This paper describes a faculty development project in which four teacher educators, who were part of a larger Faculty Learning Community, used an innovative model called the Faculty Learning Lab to support each other in critical reflections about their teaching. Within the learning lab, which was guided by Knowles' adult learning theory, each…
Descriptors: Learning Laboratories, Mentors, Peer Relationship, Models
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List, Karen; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Mentoring has long been viewed as a powerful means of enhancing the professional success and personal wellbeing of early-career faculty; however, little is known about its benefits for senior faculty. Using data from a peer mentoring community of six senior faculty women in leadership roles at a research university, this study explores the impact…
Descriptors: Mentors, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Leadership
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Smith, Diane K.; Martinez, AnaMaria Diaz; Lanigan, Jane; Wells-Moses, Kayla; Koehler, Christian – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The WSU Extension Scholarly Writing Group (ESWG) is a one-year faculty development mentoring program designed to support faculty on tenure or promotion track. The ESWG was created in response to increased expectations for Extension county-based faculty to contribute to the scientific literature within their fields through peer-reviewed…
Descriptors: Mentors, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Faculty Development
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Ashe, Diana L.; TenHuisen, Matthew L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
While most academic leadership training focuses on department chairs and those already in or identified for those positions, the NextUp Faculty Leadership Development Fellows program includes faculty who are considering academic leadership of any kind in their careers. Sixty faculty members have joined NextUp; forty-one have graduated and 19 are…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Teacher Leadership, Fellowships, Program Descriptions
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Connelly, Maureen T.; Inui, Thomas S.; Oken, Emily; Peters, Antoinette S. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Purpose: Although annual performance reviews and feedback are recommended for faculty development, best practices and faculty perceptions have not been documented. The authors sought to evaluate the process in one medical school department that established and has sustained an innovative review tradition for 25 years. Method: Content analysis of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Annual Reports, Faculty Development, Best Practices
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Mickel, Natasha; Wiskur, Brandt; James, Judith; VanWagoner, Timothy; Williams, Valerie N. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Faculty mentoring is a central component of teaching and learning in the basic and laboratory sciences as well as the clinical and professional disciplines. In this study faculty (1) rated the importance of six core mentoring competencies based on their experience and (2) self-assessed their mentoring competencies. Our goals are to describe and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Mentors, Competence, Teaching Skills
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Swan, Lisa M.; Kramer, Sabrina; Gopal, Anita; Shi, Lijuan; Roth, Stephen M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This study assesses an asset-based approach to international teaching assistant (ITA) training at a public research institution. The program is a peer mentorship-based learning community that facilitates ITAs' cultural awareness and pedagogic development. Survey results indicate the program positively impacted participants' teaching skills,…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Foreign Workers, Training Methods, Teaching Skills
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Rands, Melissa L.; Bender, Holly; Gillette, Meghan T.; Orgler, Lisa – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
In this paper, the authors describe the faculty development initiatives and the role of faculty learning communities (FLCs) in supporting Team-Based Learning (TBL) at a large, research-intensive university. A systematic review of the initiatives found FLCs provided crucial support for both new and seasoned TBL practitioners and fostered…
Descriptors: Role, Teamwork, Communities of Practice, College Faculty
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Bair, Mary Antony – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
This paper describes a faculty development project in which 12 teacher educators used the Cognitive Coaching model to engage in critical reflections about their teaching. Each identified an aspect of their teaching they wanted to improve and a colleague to serve as coach. Participants engaged in Cognitive Coaching cycles, consisting of planning…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Coaching (Performance), Cognitive Processes
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Ockene, Judith K.; Milner, Robert J.; Thorndyke, Luanne E.; Congdon, John; Cain, Joanna M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
The promotion process is challenging, particularly for non-tenure track faculty in academic medicine. To address this challenge, we implemented a facilitated peer mentoring program that included a structured curriculum with regular meetings, guided by two senior faculty mentors. Participants expressed satisfaction with the program, showed…
Descriptors: Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Peer Groups, Training Methods
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Carney, Mary A.; Ng, Laura E; Cooper, Tom – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
The future of faculty development rests, in part, on forming guided "communities of practice" to foster the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), which may enhance both scholarly productivity and pedagogical effectiveness. This article will discuss University of North Georgia's SoTL Academy, which bridges geographic and scheduling…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Productivity, Communities of Practice, Videoconferencing
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Troisi, Jordan D.; Leder-Elder, Sadie; Stiegler-Balfour, Jennifer J.; Fleck, Bethany K. B.; Good, Jessica J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Although it has been shown that mentorship is predictive of more effective teaching and adherence to model teaching criteria for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) (Troisi, Leder-Elder, Stiegler-Balfour, Fleck, Good, in press), little research has examined the differential utility of various types of mentors among university faculty members. We…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, National Surveys, Higher Education
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Magaldi-Dopman, Danielle; Marshall, Anne Marie; Rivera-McCutchen, Rosa L.; Roberts, Laura A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This study examined the experiences of the "AcaDames," a faculty support group of five female pre-tenure faculty members, including two women of color. Qualitative analysis of a sample of meeting transcripts suggests that the peer mentorship group afforded accountability, professional and emotional support, collaboration, and…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Tenure, Faculty Development, Minority Group Teachers
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Parker, Audra K.; Schneider, Jenifer Jasinski; Berson, Ilene R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
We describe a systematic mentorship framework comprised of professional development courses, residency experiences, and an annual review to support the acculturation of doctoral students into higher education. By making the culture of academia explicit, our doctoral students scholarly activity increased, and improved their readiness for positions…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Faculty Development, Acculturation
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Charleston, LaVar J.; Gilbert, Juan E.; Escobar, Barbara; Jackson, Jerlando F. L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
African Americans represent 1.3% of all computing sciences faculty in PhD-granting departments, underscoring the severe underrepresentation of Black/African American tenure-track faculty in computing (CRA, 2012). The Future Faculty/Research Scientist Mentoring (FFRM) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, was found to be an effective…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Computer Science Education, Mentors, Tenure
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