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Gilmore, Dawn – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
This paper details a six-step model for coaching online teachers that has been successfully implemented at an Australian university. Drawing on three fields of literature -- online teaching, community of practice theory and coaching programs -- the model involves: (1) on-boarding and goal-setting; (2) coaching conversations about online teaching…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Web Based Instruction
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Sabourin, Brandon M. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
This systematic literature review explored North American educational development programs designed for sessionals. After reviewing the literature, five needs are identified: (1) teaching and learning development; (2) connections to the academic culture; (3) administrative and organizational supports; (4) technological proficiency; and (5) content…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development
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Turner, Nancy K.; Healey, Mick; Bens, Susan – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
Institutional approaches to curriculum development often privilege outcome over process. This paper explores the use of an adapted Change Academy approach, originally developed for teams from different institutions, to supporting teams from different disciplines within the same institution. The approach was evaluated through analysis of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Kim, Alice S. N.; Popovic, Celia; Farrugia, Laura; Saleh, Salma A. F.; Maheux-Pelletier, Geneviève; Frake-Mistak, Mandy – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
This study reports on an investigation into the experiences of faculty engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Common challenges that emerged across the interviews included competing priorities, and a lack of background knowledge and research skills relevant to their SoTL work. These challenges were often overcome by working…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Action Research, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Carter, Susan; Sturm, Sean; Manalo, Emmanuel – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
One way to support academics as whole people is to address the psychology of success and failure in academic work. Despite their success in securing doctorates and academic positions, academics often feel like imposters. The current neoliberal audit culture reinforces this sense by demanding more and more of them in terms of outputs that are…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Success, Failure, Faculty Development
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Lisewski, Bernard – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
This paper describes the Teaching and Learning Regime concept, situating it within top-down university policy implementation and its possible interactions, with bottom-up disciplinary cultures. It argues that top-down policy implementation needs to acknowledge the importance of disciplinary practice architectures and the enablements and…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Practices, School Policy, Intellectual Disciplines
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McComb, Vivien; Eather, Narelle; Imig, Scott – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
There has been extensive research conducted into the plight of casual academic staff, the precarious nature of their work, their limited academic development opportunities, and their heightened risk of being positioned on the periphery of the workforce in academia. Institutions have attempted to mitigate this risk through the provision of academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Temporary Employment
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Hayes, Melanie J.; Cejnar, Leela – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
Interdisciplinary education is gaining prominence in higher education, but little is known about the experiences and professional development needs of interdisciplinary educators. Through the lenses of self-reflection, peer review, and the educational literature, this paper uses a narrative enquiry approach to explore the lived experiences of two…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, College Faculty, Teaching Experience, Faculty Development
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Burnett, Greg – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
Constructive alignment as a way of framing curriculum has wide appeal in many tertiary education contexts. At one Pacific regional tertiary institution, it has recently been embraced as a means toward greater program quality. Its unquestioned acceptance, however, raises the need for critical reflection. This reflection critiques constructive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Quality, Curriculum Development
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Daumiller, Martin; Rinas, R.; Olden, D.; Dresel, M. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
Although professional training or development opportunities can help university academics to expand their competences and implement high quality educational practices, academics differ in the extent to which they engage in such learning opportunities and their resulting learning gains. A theoretical explanation for these differences involves their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Faculty Development
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Wheeler, Lindsay B.; Bach, Dorothe – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
This study explored three US educational development (ED) programs: a weeklong course design institute, a new faculty learning community (NFLC), and a STEM learning community (STEM-LC). We compared observed instruction and student achievement for 239 STEM undergraduate courses taught by instructors who had or had not engaged in ED. Courses taught…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Evaluation, Faculty Development, STEM Education
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Herman, Nicoline; Jose, Maria; Katiya, Misiwe; Kemp, Merlisa; le Roux, Natalie; Swart-Jansen van Vuuren, Claudia; van der Merwe, Charmaine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
This research explored the experiences of three health professionals transitioning into academia as second-career academics (SCAs), with the aim of gaining insight into potential enablements and constraints for such career changers. The process of redefining identity from expert health professional to novice academic could occur through a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Career Change, Educational Development, Health Personnel
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Matthews, Lynnette; Dobbins, Kerry – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
This study investigates the perceived benefits to academics who assess HEA Fellowship applications in one institution. Results show that the assessors experience similar benefits from engaging with the continuing professional development (CPD) scheme as those reported by applicants. The data also indicate that the scheme nurtures a…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Fellowships, College Applicants, Evaluators
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Martin, Quincy, III – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
Career trajectories within the academic enterprise elicit copious amounts of literature, much of which focuses on individuals who hail from faculty and rise through the academic ranks to college and university administration. However, scholarly discussions that conversely pay attention to administrators who transition to faculty roles are not as…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Career Development, Faculty Development
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Hendry, Graham D.; Georgiou, Helen; Lloyd, Hilary; Tzioumis, Vicky; Herkes, Sharon; Sharma, Manjula D. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2021
Rapid technological and social changes have prompted a strong focus on teaching practices in higher education. Among the assortment of programs and approaches aimed at developing teaching practices, peer review and observation of teaching remain widespread for their efficiency and potential to be transformative. Though such programs are well…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Research Universities
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