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Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
In 2015, over 40% of UK higher education (HE) institutions employed oral assessment when assessing and awarding fellowship on HE Academy-accredited schemes using the UK Professional Standards Framework. This article develops research on assessed 'professional dialogues' for this purpose. Data collected at four UK institutions, in which 12 assessed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Fellowships, Standards
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Radwin, David; Conzelmann, Johnathan G.; Nunnery, Annaliza; Lacy, T. Austin; Wu, Joanna; Lew, Stephen; Wine, Jennifer; Siegel, Peter – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This First Look report presents selected findings about student financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year. These findings are based on data from the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16), a nationally representative sample survey of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled any time between July 1, 2015, and June 30,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Paying for College
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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
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2018
This year's report provides a statement of the Foundation's activities (year ended June 30, 2017) and an extensive list of donors and funders supporting the Foundation in fiscal year 2017.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Fellowships, Philanthropic Foundations
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Goodlad, Karen; Leonard, Anne E. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2018
Faculty participants in a fellowship designed to engage students at an urban commuter college of technology in their general education curriculum evaluated and redesigned their courses to include place-based learning (PBL) using the Living Laboratory model of pedagogy. Focused on faculty perception of the relationship between PBL and its influence…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Laboratories, Urban Schools, Commuter Colleges
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Balaban, Corina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines -- or interdisciplinarity -- and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships
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Walakira, Lisbeth Kristine Olesen; Wright, Susan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
EU policies promote mobility as a part of contemporary doctoral education. EU-funded doctoral candidates are expected to move country, establish international research networks; travel for workshops, conferences and research stays abroad; and collaborate across disciplines as well as work in other sectors during their doctoral training. As far as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Mobility
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Boles, Wageeh; Whelan, Karen – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
In the UK, the USA and Australia, there have been calls for an increase in the number of engineering graduates to meet the needs of current global challenges. Universities around the world have been grappling with how to both attract more engineering students and to then retain them. Attrition from engineering programmes is disturbingly high. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Kris S.; Rackus, Darius G.; Mabury, Scott A.; Morra, Barbora; Dicks, Andrew P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
The Chemistry Teaching Fellowship Program (CTFP) is offered to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Toronto as an opportunity to undertake curriculum development and chemistry education research. Projects are run with faculty supervision and focus on designing new laboratory activities, lectures, tutorials,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Curriculum Development
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Boyd, Angela; Blue, Yolanda; Im, Suzanne – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The purpose of this research was to evaluate academic library residency programs that successfully recruit and retain academic librarians of color. This study examines library residencies in the United States and discusses findings of two nationwide surveys. One survey posed questions to residents about the structure of their residencies, aspects…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Faculty Recruitment, Labor Turnover
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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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Smith, R.; Stockley, D.; Ahmad, A.; Hastings, A.; Kinderman, L.; Gauthier, L. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
The 3M National Teaching Fellowship (3MNTF) is the highest award in teaching in Canada and was first awarded in 1986, yet to date there has been no research measuring its impact on individual winners and their institutions. As part of this project, two focus groups were conducted at the 3MNTF Retreat in Banff, with the 2012 cohort, 3M retreat…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Awards
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Matyas, Marsha Lakes; Ruedi, Elizabeth A.; Engen, Katie; Chang, Amy L. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
The "Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education" reports cite the critical role of professional societies in undergraduate life science education and, since 2008, have called for the increased involvement of professional societies in support of undergraduate education. Our study explored the level of support being provided by…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Biological Sciences, Professional Associations, Surveys
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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
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