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Chávez Herting, David; Cladellas Pros, Ramón; Castelló Tarrida, Antoni – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
PowerPoint is one of the most widely used technological tools in educational contexts, but little is known about the differences in usage patterns by faculty members from various disciplines. For the study we report in this article we used a survey specially designed to explore this question, and it was completed by 106 faculty members from…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Use Studies, College Faculty, Instructional Materials
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de Borba, Gustavo Severo; Alves, Isa Mara; Campagnolo, Paula Dal Bó – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
This article explains the relationship between learning spaces and the furtherance of student engagement and enhancement of student-faculty interaction. Following a design-driven methodology and considering flexibility, interaction, and connectivity as core elements to classroom design, we have prototyped spaces and implemented them in 96…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship
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Culpepper, Dawn; Kilmer, Sarah; O'Meara, Kerry Ann; Misra, Joya; Jaeger, Audrey J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2020
Faculty members experience a gap between how they would prefer to spend their work time and how they actually do so. In this article we report results from a four-week workshop called "The Terrapin Time Initiative." It was guided by theories of behavioral economics and behavioral design, which suggest that small changes to the context,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Workload, Workshops, Decision Making
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Schmulian, Astrid; Coetzee, Stephen A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In this article we report on a study that explored undergraduate accounting students' experience of team teaching. In particular, we assessed and analysed the students' perspectives of the relative advantages and disadvantages of teaming, as a form of team teaching, in contrast to the more widely adopted equal status model of team teaching. The…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Undergraduate Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Experience
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Holzweiss, Peggy C.; Polnick, Barbara; Lunenburg, Fred C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Higher education institutions of today are offering different courses in different formats in order to attract students and increase enrollment. Courses that can be completed in a shorter time frame are growing in popularity but can come with challenges. This case study research examined the experiences of students and instructors in online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Time Factors (Learning), Student Experience, Teaching Experience
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Chang, Ethan; London, Rebecca A.; Foster, Samara S. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study examined how 20 faculty and staff members used a one-time funding initiative to (re)conceptualize and design student success interventions. We found that they selectively adopted traditional notions of student success but also elevated themes of social justice, civic engagement, and overall student well-being as valuable dimensions of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Social Justice
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Emery, Nathan; Maher, Jessica Middlemis; Ebert-May, Diane – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Professional development in teaching is a critical component of ongoing work to improve student learning outcomes in higher education, especially STEM education. While there are many large-scale professional development programs designed to help participants change the way STEM is taught, few have thoroughly evaluated the outcomes to determine…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Wiener, William R.; Peterson, James C. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
One of the responses to the demands of graduate education in the United States has been the development of faculty directors of graduate programs within academic departments. The title for this position varies widely, but it is most commonly called Graduate Program Director (GPD). The GPD serves at the departmental level and is key in the…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Administrators, College Faculty, Administrator Role
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Johnson, Jessica A.; Taylor, Barrett J. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
In the academic capitalist knowledge regime, institutions compete for prestige and funding. Reward structures emphasize science and engineering (S&E) fields for their potential to generate money and status. Masculine norms and male majority in S&E fields may create conditions for gender differences in faculty compensation. We explored the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Financial Support
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Scruggs, Richard; McDermott, Paul A.; Qiao, Xin – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Research impact is very important in academia. This study explored the research impact of faculty in doctoral higher education programs through the use of Hirsch's "h" index as measured by Google Scholar results. Characteristics of the "h" index in this field are discussed, and norms are offered for professors of different…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Driskill, Gerald; Chatham-Carpenter, April; McIntyre, Kristen – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study analyzed the transformation of a departmental culture through a process of implementing a new mission statement. The revised departmental mission promoted positive practices and rituals that transformed faculty relationships and student learning. These positive and ethical practices were derived from social constructionist principles,…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Departments, Teacher Student Relationship
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De Santis, Jessica L.; O'Connor, Sarah P.; Pritchard, Kathleen; Franco, Zeno E.; Ahmed, Syed M.; Nelson, David A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
How we engage the community within our institutions, from higher education to social services, requires consistent reconceptualization. Many fields benefit from engaging the community; yet research around practical methods for engagement is limited. This study describes the process of using nominal group technique as a practical method for both…
Descriptors: Institutional Environment, Community Involvement, College Faculty, Participatory Research
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Wegener, Ashley – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
Based on survey data from over 400 faculty members who taught short-term study abroad courses, the purpose of this study was to identify the types of goals that faculty members have in teaching short-term study abroad courses and the relationship between faculty background characteristics (i.e., race, gender, discipline, and prior experience) and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Study Abroad, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
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Cole, Eddie R.; Dumford, Amber D.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
We used data from the 2012 administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to measure faculty perceptions of senior leaders' (e.g., deans, provosts, presidents) support for innovation in teaching. Specifically, this study explored what faculty characteristics predict faculty perceptions of leaders' support for innovation in teaching and…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Teacher Attitudes, School Support
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Chapman, LeeAnna Young; McConnell, David A. – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
The next generation of professors will come from today's graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, but we do not know much about their preparation to use research-validated teaching practices. This study characterizes the teaching beliefs of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who represent future geoscience instructors though we…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, College Faculty
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