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Thomas, Elizabeth; Gillespie, Diane – Innovative Higher Education, 2008
Scholars in teaching and learning value student research and program assessment as strategies to promote excellence in undergraduate education. Yet, in practice, each can be complex and difficult to sustain. This case study demonstrates how undergraduate research, mentoring of junior faculty, and assessment can be integrated in ways that enrich…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Gillespie, Diane; Dolsak, Nives; Kochis, Bruce; Krabill, Ron; Lerum, Kari; Peterson, Anne; Thomas, Elizabeth – Innovative Higher Education, 2005
This article describes and assesses "Research Circles" as a mechanism for enhancing faculty collegiality and research. Recently established on our campus, these circles, composed of three to four faculty members, have had a particularly powerful effect on the new faculty members' adjustment to their tenure track positions, especially since they…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Focus Groups, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers
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Gillespie, Diane – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
One college teacher's narrative of events and interactions within her classroom, focusing on differing perceptions of racial issues and ethnicity, is used to illustrate the value of narrative as a means of reflecting on teaching practice. It is argued that narrative allows the storyteller to explore self-identity by configuring personal events…
Descriptors: Blacks, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques