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Berdanier, Catherine G. P. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Although engineering graduate programs rarely require academic writing courses, the indicators of merit in academic engineering, such as journal publications, successful grants, and doctoral milestones (e.g. theses, dissertations) are based in effective written argumentation and disciplinary discourse. Further, graduate student attrition averages…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Academic Discourse
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Lewis, Vivian; Martina, Camille A.; McDermott, Michael P.; Chaudron, Linda; Trief, Paula M.; LaGuardia, Jennifer G.; Sharp, Daryl; Goodman, Steven R.; Morse, Gene D.; Ryan, Richard M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Mentors rarely receive education about the unique needs of underrepresented scholars in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. We hypothesized that mentor-training and peer-mentoring interventions for these scholars would enrich the perceived quality and breadth of discussions between mentor-protégé dyads (i.e., mentor-protégé pairs). Our…
Descriptors: Mentors, Biomedicine, Behavioral Sciences, Intervention
Schalin, Jay – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, 2015
At the dawn of the new millennium, American higher education faced a crisis. Dogmatic philosophies of multiculturalism, postmodernism, and statism were sweeping away thousands of years of Western thought. The academy was being scrubbed of free market economics, traditional attitudes toward Western civilization, time-tested methods of scholarship,…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Political Affiliation
Maclachlan, John C., Ed.; Waraksa, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Williford, Christa, Ed. – Council on Library and Information Resources, 2015
This volume celebrates the first decade of Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by bringing together 20 past and present CLIR postdoctoral fellows to share their thoughts on their experiences, and more broadly, on the direction of academia. Each essay is a look into the working conditions associated…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Library Education, Futures (of Society)
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Faupel-Badger, Jessica M.; Raue, Kimberley; Nelson, David E.; Tsakraklides, Sophia – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2015
Published evaluations of career preparation of alumni from long-standing postdoctoral fellowship programs in the biomedical sciences are limited and often focus on quantitative analysis of data from extant publicly available sources. Qualitative methods provide the opportunity to gather robust information about specific program elements from…
Descriptors: Alumni, Career Education, Graduate Surveys, Postdoctoral Education
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Espino, Michelle M. – Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 2015
This article focuses on the extent to which affirmative action policies and practices as remedies for racial injustice in higher education reflect a silent covenant that sacrifices the cultivation and presence of Latina/o faculty. Drawing upon the lived experiences of 22 Mexican American faculty and post-doctoral fellows, the author argues that,…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Higher Education, Mexican Americans, College Faculty
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Nelson, Jacob L.; Lewis, Dan A. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2015
Journalism schools are in the midst of sorting through what it means to prepare journalists for a rapidly transitioning field. In this article, we describe an effort to train students in "social justice journalism" at an elite school of journalism. In our ethnographic analysis of its first iteration, we found that this effort failed to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Case Studies, Journalism Education, Journalism
Gafney, Leo; Bynum, R. David; Sheppard, Keith – Online Submission, 2015
This report describes the origin and development of CESAME (The Center for Science and Mathematics Education) at Stony Brook University. The analysis identifies key ingredients in areas of personnel, funding, organizational structures, educational priorities, collaboration, and institutionalization. After a discussion of relevant issues in…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Position Papers
Appell, Lindsey – Think Global, 2015
In this Thinkpiece, the author, who is a Fulbright Teaching Assistant, examines what it really means to have mutual cultural exchange. She reflects on her experience as an American working in a university in Bucharest. In this paper she describes how some of her assumptions about academic life were challenged, and how being open to these…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Study Abroad, Exchange Programs, Cultural Awareness
Mihaly, Kata; Master, Benjamin K.; Yoon, Cate – RAND Corporation, 2015
The Leading Educators Fellowship program selects promising mid-career teachers through a competitive application process and develops their skills as leaders of school improvement efforts. The specific objectives of the program are to (1) increase the leadership skills and capacity of teacher leaders in order to improve student achievement in…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Academic Achievement, Teacher Persistence
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MacPherson, Kristina Ruth – College Teaching, 2015
Decoding disciplinary expertise for novices is increasingly part of the undergraduate curriculum. But how might area studies and other interdisciplinary programs, which require integration of courses from multiple disciplines, decode expertise in a similar fashion? Additionally, as a part of decoding area studies and interdisciplines, how might a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Majors (Students)
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Hillier, Yvonne; Gregson, Maggie – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
Vocational education and training (VET) systems differ internationally regarding how practitioners are required to hold qualifications to teach, or undertake continuing professional development. Few require the undertaking of research into professional practice, although in some cases there are strategies to encourage and enhance this. This…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Adult Education, Scholarships, Educational Research
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2015
The nation's teacher education programs are not producing the quantity or quality of teachers needed, particularly in needed subjects. The only way to ensure a strong enough pipeline of effective teachers to ensure equitable access is to dramatically increase how states are preparing prospective educators. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment
Council on Social Work Education, 2015
Each "CSWE Annual Report" covers highlights of the organization's activities for a complete fiscal year (which runs from July 1 of one year to June 30 of the next). Prepared by a staff team and published through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Office on Member and Communication Services, the report serves to inform members…
Descriptors: Social Work, Masters Programs, Accreditation (Institutions), Social Justice
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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
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