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Solic, Kathryn; Riley, Kathleen – Action in Teacher Education, 2019
This study contributes to ongoing conversations about mechanisms to support preservice teachers, especially those who are White and middle class, in learning about race and racism in preparation for teaching in diverse settings. We use the frameworks of Critical Race Theory and racial literacy to inquire into the ways that two cohorts of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Experience, Urban Education, Fellowships
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Acai, Anita; Ahmad, Arshad; Fenton, Nancy; Graystone, Leah; Phillips, Keegan; Smith, Ron; Stockley, Denise – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
The 3M National Teaching Fellowship is a national teaching award program that has recognized over 300 teachers at more than 80 Canadian universities for their teaching excellence and outstanding educational leadership. Despite its rich, 30 plus-year history, its impact has remained largely anecdotal. In this study, we build on Hannah and Lester's…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership
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Perrow, Margaret – College Teaching, 2018
The Faculty Writing Fellows Seminar was designed to develop university instructors' skill in writing instruction: The 2015-16 professional development project offered faculty at Southern Oregon University a chance to read writing-pedagogy research, collaboratively develop their teaching practices, and--most importantly--put themselves in the shoes…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Writing Workshops
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Riley, Kathleen; Solic, Kathryn – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This article shares findings from a qualitative study of an undergraduate urban education fellowship designed to connect teacher-candidates with activist teacher communities and explore questions of social justice, equity, and multicultural teaching. Fellows attended conferences, professional meetings, and on-campus dialogues over one semester.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Activism, Communities of Practice
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Wiersema, Janice A.; Licklider, Barbara L.; Ebbers, Larry – Learning Communities: Research & Practice, 2013
Students at Iowa State University had the opportunity to enroll in a two-year National Science Foundation (NFS) Scholarship for Service (SFS) leadership development program, in addition to their work within their majors. This interdisciplinary program included faculty and students in computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, political…
Descriptors: College Students, Leadership Training, Interdisciplinary Approach, Communities of Practice
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Hamel-Lambert, Jane M.; Millesen, Judith L.; Slovak, Karen; Harter, Lynn M. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
Ohio University was one of six campuses funded in 2009-2010 as part of the Faculty for the Engaged Campus initiative. Following a self-assessment, a faculty development program to increase faculty competency in community-based participatory research (CBPR) was designed and implemented. The program included three major components designed to…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Faculty Development, Institutional Characteristics, Reflection
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Christie, Christina A.; Vo, Anne T. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2011
In this paper we describe an evaluation training program sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by Duquesne University and OMG Center for Collaborative Learning designed to meet the challenge of developing a cadre of diverse evaluation professionals, specifically those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Training, Fellowships, School Community Programs
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Adewumi, S. E.; Dooga, J.; Dakas, D. C. J.; Yakmut, D. I.; Mafwil, T. J. – Distance Education, 2011
This report describes the eLearning Fellowship Program at the University of Jos (UNIJOS), first introduced in October 2008 through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and recently adopted by the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) Educational Technology Initiative (ETI). The fellowship is a one-year program aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Fellowships, Electronic Learning
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Crede, Erin D.; Borrego, Maura; McNair, Lisa D. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2010
In this paper, we demonstrate how theory can inform the design of a program to prepare graduate students for faculty careers. Preparing Future Faculty programs within and beyond engineering are not new, but explicit application of Communities of Practice and related literature is novel. We describe a prestigious teaching fellowship program that…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Communities of Practice, Career Development
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Jones, Jennie – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
Can a system of teaching awards which is essentially one of rewards and recognition serve the dual purpose of enhancing learning and teaching, if the function of such a system does not go beyond the first stage of reward to the second stage of development? Institution-led teaching fellowships that focus on pedagogic research, and operate within…
Descriptors: Rewards, Fellowships, Teaching Methods, Professional Development
Gilles, Carol; Wilson, Jennifer; Elias, Martille – School-University Partnerships, 2009
We investigated how and to what extent a school-university partnership might influence the teachers and the teaching in one school, Parkland. We interviewed 23 novice and veteran teachers, the principals, and the university liaison. The data suggest that the university structures (i.e., the practicum, the student teaching internship, the Senior…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Classroom Research, College School Cooperation, Fellowships
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Severino, Carol; Trachsel, Mary – Across the Disciplines, 2008
How much do specialized academic discourse communities matter to undergraduate writers? To what degree should theories of specialized discourses influence the design of undergraduate Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs? At the University of Iowa, where an undergraduate Writing Fellows program engages peer tutors in writing-intensive…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Communities of Practice, Undergraduate Students, Fellowships
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O'Meara, KerryAnn – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
The author assesses what effects the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Teacher Education Collaborative (STEMTEC) Faculty Fellows learning community program had over the course of an academic year on fellows' familiarity with and use of active-learning methods and course design. Based on surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations, and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Familiarity, Active Learning, Interviews