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Lougheed, Patrick; Pidgeon, Michelle – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2016
In Canada, only 44% of members of academic governance bodies at universities feel that their boards are effective decision-making bodies (Jones, Shanahan, & Goyan, 2004). In this study, we examined the views of senators at a British Columbia university regarding their senate's effectiveness in decision-making, including structures, processes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, College Administration, Leadership Effectiveness
American Association of University Professors, 2015
Union County College is a public, two-year college in Union County, New Jersey, with a main campus in Cranford and additional campuses in Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains. Founded in 1933, it is the oldest community college in New Jersey. It has been accredited since 1957 by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States…
Descriptors: Governance, College Administration, Community Colleges, College Faculty
Saltmarsh, John; Wooding, John; McLellan, Kat – New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2014
The purpose of the "Bringing Theory to Practice" May 15th seminar was to examine and explore a wide range of faculty rewards (including promotion criteria, awards, faculty development support, and policies at various levels) that provide incentives and recognition to faculty for undertaking community-engaged scholarship (CES). The…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Theory Practice Relationship, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers
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Bradley, Nicolette; Jadeski, Lorraine; Newton, Genevieve; Ritchie, Kerry; Merrett, Scott; Bettger, William – Education Sciences, 2013
Traditionally, undergraduate curriculum committees, consisting of appointed faculty and student representatives, have served as the sole departmental vehicle for investigating, discussing and promoting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) within an academic department. However, with the universal demand for greater accountability on all…
Descriptors: Management Information Systems, Faculty Organizations, Web Sites, Undergraduate Study
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DuFon, Margaret A.; Christian, Jennifer – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2013
This chapter recounts the development of faculty and student groups whose purposes are to promote mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy on the California State University-Chico campus through work both on the campus and in the greater Chico community. The "Mindful Campus" a student organization formed in 2011, merged with the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Metacognition, Student Organizations, Campuses
Sword, Helen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Every discipline has its own specialized language, its membership rites, its secret handshake. In its most benign and neutral definition, jargon signifies "the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group." More often, however, the jingly word that Chaucer used to describe "the inarticulate utterance of birds" takes…
Descriptors: Jargon, Academic Discourse, Discourse Communities, Language Styles
Berrett, Dan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Scholarly groups have long served as hubs of academic life and the embodiments of their disciplines, but they face uncertain and divergent futures. Some disciplinary associations are struggling to remain relevant and financially viable as demographic and technological changes threaten their traditional sources of revenue. The core of their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Group Membership, Faculty Organizations
Cowin, Bob – Online Submission, 2012
This report describes agencies (established by government) and organizations (established by others) that dealt exclusively with postsecondary education in British Columbia, Canada and which had at least one professional employee and/or were separate legal entities. Of the fifty groups described since 1960, about two dozen existed in 2012. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational History, Public Agencies
Murray, John W., Ed.; Miller, Michael T., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
The number of staff members serving American higher education institutions has more than doubled in the past twenty years, as occupations in technology, development, government relations, and even athletic administration have grown as never before in the history of the academy. As the number, variety, and importance of these positions have grown,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Policy Formation, Private Colleges, Democracy
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Washburn, Jennifer – Academe, 2011
Heightened commercialism on campus is pulling universities and their faculties away from higher education's core commitment to academic research, teaching, and the production of reliable public knowledge. Nearly a century ago, similar threats led to the birth of a new faculty organization--the American Association of University Professors…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Medical Research, Private Colleges
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Doe, Sue; Barnes, Natalie; Bowen, David; Gilkey, David; Smoak, Ginger Guardiola; Ryan, Sarah; Sarell, Kirk; Thomas, Laura H.; Troup, Lucy J.; Palmquist, Mike – College English, 2011
In this article, the authors explore the multiple roles that contingent faculty play in an evolving system of higher education. They consider the professional work of faculty in contingent positions at Colorado State University through the lens of activity theory, analyzing workplace discourse logs in an effort to understand the roles of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Role, Faculty Organizations
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Hubbell, Larry – Thought & Action, 2010
Despite trends toward greater corporatism and bureaucratization of the academy, some vestiges of shared governance remain, including some level of faculty decision-making in faculty senates or councils. Generalizations about faculty senates are difficult to make because they vary with regard to their level of power and faculty involvement.…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Governance, College Governing Councils, Administrator Role
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Janson, Michael – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This personal reflection, as a tribute to Joe Cytrynbaum, is a primer on the struggle in which he was involved, covering the general history of the movement and the local history at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Part I sketches the history of graduate employee unionization in the United States. Part II discusses the union movement at Penn…
Descriptors: Local History, Unions, Profiles, Social Justice
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2009
The 1999 Academic Senate for California Community Colleges paper, "The Role of Academic Senates in Enrollment Management", presented principles for effective faculty participation in developing policies and making decisions that affect course offerings. In 2007, an Academic Senate resolution called for an update to that paper, to provide…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Management, College Governing Councils, College Faculty
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2009
This paper responds to Resolution 9.05 Fall 2007, calling for an update of the Academic Senate's 1996 paper Program Review: Developing a Faculty Driven Process in the light of recent accreditation changes and other emerging issues. This paper has been written to expand on the best elements of the 1996 paper and to stand on its own without…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Programs, Educational Quality, College Governing Councils
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