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Meizlish, Deborah S.; Wright, Mary C.; Howard, Joseph; Kaplan, Matthew L. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper presents a quasi-experimental evaluation of a required, teaching-focused, new faculty program at a large research university. The study makes use of institutional data, including student evaluations of teaching and faculty participation in educational development activities, which are available on many campuses yet rarely used in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, School Statistics, Beginning Teachers
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Lamers, Antonia M.; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper investigates the development of teaching practice of the multinational staff delivering UK programmes in a higher education institution in Oman hosting these programmes. It presents a tool to evaluate the teaching practice, and points to those elements of an academic development framework that were found to be most useful in supporting…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education
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Myatt, Paula; Gannaway, Deanne; Chia, Ivy; Fraser, Kym; McDonald, Jacquelin – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper considers the support required to develop Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) capability across institutions. Rather than developing a checklist or a standardised audit approach, this paper describes the reflective journey taken by a group of academic developers who used strategies and structures previously identified in the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Instructional Design
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Lauridsen, Karen M.; Lauridsen, Ole – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
With more programmes being taught through English in non-Anglophone contexts, higher education lecturers are faced with new challenges. This article briefly presents a professional development initiative carried out at departmental level as an intervention for all English Medium Instruction lecturers. In order to assess the effect of such an…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Environment, Teacher Competencies, Interpersonal Competence
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Schlosser, Joel Alden; Sweeney, Abigail; Peterson, Laurel M.; Cassidy, Kimberly Wright; Colón García, Ana – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Academic development that supports the enactment of positive psychology practices through student-faculty pedagogical partnership can increase faculty confidence and capacity in their first year in a new institution. When student partners practice affirmation and encouragement of strengths-based growth, processes of faculty acclimation and…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Reimann, Nicola – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This interview-based study investigated the impact of two academic development courses about assessment. Participants learnt concepts and terminology that enabled them to better understand and communicate about assessment. The courses also stimulated critical thinking about assessment practices and conceptual change, with 'assessment for learning'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)
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Asghar, Mandy; Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
The question of how academics in higher education institutions demonstrate they have the ability to teach and provide a high quality learning experience challenges the sector. Within this context, the use of professional dialogue for recognising teaching expertise is growing. This qualitative research explored how 16 academics valued their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Teacher Attitudes
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Larson, Susan; Partridge, Lee; Walkington, Helen; Wuetherick, Brad; Moore, Jessie L. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Recognising that regional differences in mentored undergraduate research and inquiry (URI) practices shape how academic developers might adapt international practices and resources to their local contexts, guest editor Jessie L. Moore invited four scholars to discuss the key terms, concepts, and initiatives for mentored URI in their countries.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Inquiry, Student Research
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Roberts, Lynne D.; Seaman, Kristen – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
There is a paucity of research, training, and material available to support supervisors of undergraduate dissertation students. This article explores what "good" supervision might look like at this level. Interviews were conducted with eight new supervisors and six dissertation coordinators using a critical incident methodology. Thematic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Supervision, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Hall, Eric E.; Walkington, Helen; Shanahan, Jenny Olin; Ackley, Elizabeth; Stewart, Kearsley A. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This study examines how Undergraduate Research (UR) mentoring fits into the career profile of award-winning UR mentors and the factors that motivate engagement as UR mentors. Twenty-four award-winning UR mentors in four countries were interviewed about their mentoring practices. Six themes emerged: (1) Academic Identity and Motivations; (2)…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Career Development
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Healey, Mick; Jenkins, Alan – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
The focus of this article is on the role of academic developers in supporting and influencing undergraduate research and inquiry, a high-impact activity. We examine the levels at which academic developers can influence undergraduate research and inquiry practices by distinguishing between staff and student practices; disciplinary and departmental…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Inquiry, Higher Education
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Wallin, Patric; Adawi, Tom – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are increasingly taking on mentoring roles in undergraduate research (UR). There is, however, a paucity of research focusing on how they conceptualize their mentoring role. In this qualitative interview study, we identified three entry points that mentors reflect on to define their role: (1) What are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Mentors, Reflection
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Allison, Meredith; Miller, Paul – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Undergraduate research is recognized as a high-impact educational practice (Kuh & O'Donnell, 2013), and increasingly it occurs world-wide in higher education, in particular in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. In each of these countries, undergraduate research is delivered through a variety of pedagogical approaches that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Bilous, Rebecca; Hammersley, Laura; Lloyd, Kate; Rawlings-Sanaei, Felicity; Downey, Greg; Amigo, Maria; Gilchrist, Samantha; Baker, Michaela – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper shares an innovative methodology to 'co-create' a curriculum with eleven international community development organisations from seven countries to prepare undergraduate students for international work-integrated learning activities. The co-creation process was complex, messy, and always evolving. Here we reflect on and document the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Community Development, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Planning
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Pelger, Susanne; Larsson, Maria – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This study explores the impact academic teachers' writing of a teaching portfolio can have on their professional learning. Through an open-ended questionnaire, 26 academics from three faculties reported on insights, effects on teaching practice, and effects on collegial exchange that the portfolio writing entailed. We discuss how the experienced…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, College Faculty
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