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Asghar, Mandy; Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
The question of how academics in higher education institutions demonstrate they have the ability to teach and provide a high quality learning experience challenges the sector. Within this context, the use of professional dialogue for recognising teaching expertise is growing. This qualitative research explored how 16 academics valued their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Teacher Attitudes
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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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van der Sluis, Hendrik; Burden, Penny; Huet, Isabel – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
Raising the quality and profile of teaching and student learning is something universities across the UK are aspiring to achieve in order to maintain reputations. Currently, the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) provides a standard by which academic staff can gain professional recognition for their academic practice and many UK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influences, Recognition (Achievement), Fellowships
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Beckmann, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
Researchers in the field of teaching and learning in higher education have identified concerns with top-down leadership models. Distributed (or shared) leadership approaches may provide more successful engagement with institutional change agendas, and provide more options to reward and recognise staff leading teaching and learning initiatives.…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership, College Programs
Premdas, Leisa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this mixed method study was to determine the perceived impact of learning about technology via action research as a professional development activity on faculty and students in higher education. Nine faculty members--also Teaching and Technology Fellows representing various disciplines at St. John's University--were selected based…
Descriptors: Action Research, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Matranga, Anthony V.; Koku, Emmanuel – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015
This study is part of a larger research design project that aims to cultivate an online community of mathematics educators. The purpose of this smaller study is to suggest interventions that will further support community cultivation efforts. Social network analytical methods are used to study project participants' interactions in virtual spaces.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Social Networks
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund faculty to maintain and improve their area studies and foreign language skills by conducting research in other countries for periods of three to 12 months. This program holds an annual competition. Institutions of higher education in the United…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Second Language Learning, Language Skills, Fellowships
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Halasz, Judith; Brinckner, Maria – Across the Disciplines, 2006
Faculty resistance to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) is an issue that has been recognized by WAC program directors and practitioners for decades, yet it remains unresolved. Perhaps the problem is not resistance per se, but how we interpret and react to it. Faculty resistance is typically viewed as an impediment to the pedagogical change WAC…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, College Faculty, Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes