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Reeping, David – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
The framework of threshold concepts has been used across several disciplines in higher education. Although the literature surrounding the identification of threshold concepts and their nature has flourished, their conceptualization has seemingly diverged across disciplinary lines, which should be recognized by educational developers who work with…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, College Curriculum, Engineering, Writing (Composition)
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Boman, Jennifer; Yeo, Michelle – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
Research in academic development more often articulates stories of success than of failure in our practice. Using a self-study methodology involving written reflections and analysis of recorded conversations, this article explores how two mid-career developers define and learn from feelings of failure in the context of group facilitation. Through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Failure, Facilitators (Individuals)
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McNaught, Carmel – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
This paper is a narrative across 28 years in academic development. Four phases are described, showing how initially naïve conceptions about academic development have been addressed, enabling a growth towards a more holistic understanding of how diversity, quality assurance, and community networks can productively interface. This narrative will,…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Higher Education, Failure, Quality Assurance
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Timmermans, Julie A.; Sutherland, Kathryn A. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
Informed by Constructive Developmental Theory and the Threshold Concepts Framework, we interviewed retired academic developers from four continents and asked them to describe their processes of learning from perceived failures and how they see the role of academic developers in supporting academics through failures. Findings regarding…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Failure, Role, School Personnel
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Jungic, Veselin; Creelman, David; Bigelow, Ann; Côté, Etienne; Harris, Sara; Joordens, Steve; Ostafichuk, Peter; Riddell, Jessica; Toulouse, Pamela; Yoon, Jin-Sun – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
In this article, 10 award-winning post-secondary instructors use narrative inquiry to explore failure individually by reflecting on their own definition and framework of failure, by giving examples of their experience with failure, and by elaborating how they deal with and learn from failure. The outcome of this collective exploration is an…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Personal Narratives, Reflection, Failure
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Thorley, Mark – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
Universities are facing challenges not seen before. Academic development is expected to address many of these challenges, creating conditions supportive of teaching and learning. However, increasing managerialism, measurement, and risk-aversion make this difficult as the emphasis shifts from supporting individuals towards delivering institutional…
Descriptors: Failure, Educational Development, Creativity, Higher Education
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Kolomitro, Klodiana; Kenny, Natasha; Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
There is a gap in research exploring stress, burnout, and well-being within the context of educational development. The purpose of this study was to examine the concepts of burnout and workplace well-being among educational developers across the international landscape. Thematic analysis from the survey responses (n = 210) revealed characteristics…
Descriptors: Burnout, Well Being, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Stoltenkamp, Juliet; van de Heyde, Valentino; Siebrits, André – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
A Science Teaching Assistant (TA) Programme, at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), focused on preparing promising lecturers. A key component of this programme was the contribution by the Centre for Innovative Education and Communication Technologies (CIECT), which promoted the pedagogical adoption of eTools to assist development of Science…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Reflection, Teaching Assistants, Science Instruction
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Brown Wilson, Christine; Slade, Christine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
Scholarly discourses call for curriculum development to be democratic and collaborative, include multiple stakeholders' perspectives, and aligned to values that promote the professional, social, and public good. Despite this, curriculum development remains an internal process: a situation challenged by a greater emphasis on employability. This…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Delphi Technique, Participative Decision Making, Stakeholders
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Fremstad, Ester; Bergh, Andreas; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Fossland, Trine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
In this paper, we explore possibilities and challenges for deliberative academic development. Deliberative academic development refers to a practice that engages members of the university in dialogue about its purposes, ways of organizing and leading higher education, as well as teaching and learning. The paper critically analyses data from focus…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Institutional Mission, Organizational Change, Organizational Development
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Charlier, Bernadette; Lambert, Marie – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
This article implements a systemic framework to evaluate the long-term effects of a program characterized by a SoTL approach and a hybrid learning environment. The importance of the difference between the perception of long-term effects on individual professional development on the one hand and the development of collective practices on the other,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Blended Learning, Program Development
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Fitzgerald, Rachel; Huijser, Henk; Meth, Deanna; Neilan, Kellene – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
Sector-wide research has shown the benefits of student-staff partnerships in course design whilst highlighting the complexity of this work, and the difficulties in gaining traction to create sustained ways of working. Reflections by academic developers on the roles and partnerships in course design at one Australian university reveal the critical…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Sustainable Development, College Faculty, College Students
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McGrath, Cormac – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
This paper presents the findings of a four-year research project studying change practice and agency in higher education. The main findings of five empirical studies are presented. These findings lay bare how academic staff perceive opportunities to change their practice, identify leaders' strategies when trying to bring about change, illustrate…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Development, Educational Practices
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Wichmann-Hansen, Gitte; Godskesen, Mirjam; Kiley, Margaret – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
In this paper, we focus on professional development for senior academic staff, in particular, doctoral supervisors. Using an authentic case as an example of a long-term, comprehensive, and mandatory development program for senior staff, we analyse the challenges and benefits of such a program and identify issues for consideration. The main issues…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Supervisors, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy – International Journal for Academic Development, 2020
A growing number of practitioners are re-envisioning higher education through student--staff partnership. Such a culture shift toward partnership can only be achieved through collaborative efforts among academic developers, other faculty/staff, and students. Using evidence from literature and my own reflections, I map the ways this partnership…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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