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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Rivera, Mark; Kuvaeva, Alexandra; Corrigan, Kristen – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
This study explored the relationships between faculty scholarly learning, faculty teaching learning, institutional support, faculty demographics, disciplinary groups, working conditions, and career outcomes such as retention, productivity, satisfaction, and career agency. We found that the stronger the scholarly learning faculty members reported,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Work Environment, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; O'Meara, KerryAnn – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
The benefits of professional networks are largely invisible to the people embedded in them (O'Reilly 1991), yet professional networks may provide key benefits for faculty careers. The purpose of the study reported here was to explore the role of professional networks in faculty agency in career advancement, specifically focusing on the overall…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Networks, Career Development, Social Capital
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O'Meara, KerryAnn; Sandmann, Lorilee R.; Saltmarsh, John; Giles, Dwight E. – Innovative Higher Education, 2011
Community engagement is one of the major innovations that has occurred in higher education over the last 20 years. At the center of this innovation are faculty members because of their intimate ties to the academic mission. This article examines the progress that has been made in understanding this critical area of faculty work. It builds on past…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, School Community Relationship