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Rhodes, Christy M.; Lin, Xi – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The use of collaborative writing partnerships is frequently cited as an effective strategy to increase the productivity and quality of academic writing (Austin & Baldwin, 1991). However, developing and utilizing these relationships effectively can prove challenging to early-career academics. This article used Boud, Keogh, and Walker's (1985)…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Teaching Methods, Academic Language, Beginning Teachers
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Tapp, Suzanne; McNaughtan, Jon; Brooks-Hurst, Erika – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
In this article, we discuss the importance of theory driven program development and present the empowerment framework using two case studies at a center for teaching and learning (CTL). We describe the empowerment framework, offer programmatic examples aligned with this framework, and make specific recommendations for those wishing to pursue this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Leadership, College Faculty, College Students
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Eiselein, Gregory – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
Effective faculty development programs are essential to improving student success and achieving institutional goals. Yet designing and implementing successful faculty development within FYE programs remain a challenge. We examine these challenges and discuss how a redesigned on-campus faculty development effort, connected to an online course on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, First Year Seminars, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Taczak, Kara; Karas, Jennifer – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
In 2012, Randy Bass challenged educators to "disrupt" themselves expanding the notion of teaching to include multiple high-impact practices (HIP). First-year seminars are a HIP that, when done successfully, encourages retention and persistence in students. On our campus they function similarly, but they also create opportunities for…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, College Faculty, Instructional Effectiveness
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Korstange, Ryan; Rust, Dianna Z.; Brinthaupt, Tom – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The success of the first-year experience (FYE) course hangs on the effectiveness of the individual faculty members who are given the task of educating first-year students in a particularly important developmental period. This article applies a flipped classroom strategy for kickstarting meaningful classroom discussion in Mathematics Education to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Program Effectiveness, First Year Seminars
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Nielsen, Kathryn; Franco, Jimmy – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The paper presents findings from a study that assessed the impact of a faculty development approach designed to improve technology integration specific to a comprehensive FYE program. Partnering with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and informed by data gathered annually from faculty and student mentors, FYE leaders created a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Technology Integration, Mentors
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Manning-Ouellette, Amber; Beatty, Cameron C. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
The profile of students entering higher education is ever-changing, deeming it critical to understand the impact on institutions and teaching methods that foster student learning across perspectives. This article will highlight the need for advancing first-year student curriculum through teaching socially just seminars. Specifically, the article…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Justice, First Year Seminars, Course Content
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Bair, Mary; DeFrance, Nancy; Diarrassouba, Nagnon; Stockton, Terry – Journal of Faculty Development, 2019
This paper describes a faculty development project in which four teacher educators, who were part of a larger Faculty Learning Community, used an innovative model called the Faculty Learning Lab to support each other in critical reflections about their teaching. Within the learning lab, which was guided by Knowles' adult learning theory, each…
Descriptors: Learning Laboratories, Mentors, Peer Relationship, Models
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Fletcher, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
There are limited viewpoints in the literature about peer observation of teaching in higher education and how it can be an effective tool to improve the quality of instruction in the classroom (Bell, 2001; Bell, 2005; Bell & Mladenovic, 2008; Brancato, 2003; Chism, 2007; Huston & Weaver, 2008; Shortland, 2004; Shortland, 2010; Smith,…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness
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Zhu, Erping; Turcic, Stefan M., II – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This paper presents a study assessing the impact of a specific teaching award. The study examines the impact of this teaching innovation prize on faculty and discusses disseminations of innovative teaching practices and uses of award funds. The study employs thematic analysis to analyze the data collected from an online survey and interviews. The…
Descriptors: Awards, Excellence in Education, College Faculty, Professional Recognition
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Rands, Melissa L.; Bender, Holly; Gillette, Meghan T.; Orgler, Lisa – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
In this paper, the authors describe the faculty development initiatives and the role of faculty learning communities (FLCs) in supporting Team-Based Learning (TBL) at a large, research-intensive university. A systematic review of the initiatives found FLCs provided crucial support for both new and seasoned TBL practitioners and fostered…
Descriptors: Role, Teamwork, Communities of Practice, College Faculty
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Madson, Laura; Trafimow, David; Gray, Tara – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
Why do some faculty members use interactive engagement methods and others rely on lecture? Using a cross-disciplinary sample of U.S. faculty members (N = 442), the best predictor of faculty members' self-reported use of these methods was their attitudes about the positive consequences of using interactive engagement methods for students and for…
Descriptors: Prediction, Adoption (Ideas), Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Lavis, Catherine C.; Williams, Kimberly A.; Fallin, Jana; Barnes, Pamela K.; Fishback, Sarah J.; Thien, Stephen – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Kansas State University designed a 20-month faculty development program with the goal of fostering broad, institution-wide adoption of teaching practices that focus on brain-based learning. Components of the program included annual teaching and learning workshops, reading and discussion groups based on content of a book about how the brain learns…
Descriptors: Brain, Learning Strategies, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Reid, Leslie F.; Sexton, Julie; Orsi, Rebecca – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Project Engage (PE) was a 16-month teaching enhancement program offered at a large doctoral-granting university. Participants in this pilot program were full time faculty members who redesigned large enrollment introductory university courses to improve student engagement. To support their redesign projects, participants first received feedback…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learner Engagement, Research Universities, Pilot Projects
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Kerrick, Sharon A.; Miller, Karen Hughes; Ziegler, Craig – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article shares the curriculum and evaluation findings over four years for a faculty development program aimed at increasing skills in designing and teaching online courses. The University of Louisville's "Delphi U" is a four-day retreat style program covering 17 modules, each of which includes an exercise or activity. Over the four…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Faculty Development, Total Quality Management, Distance Education
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