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Kanuka, Heather; Smith, Erika E. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
The purpose of this research was to gain a broader understanding of what department heads and doctoral students believe to be the value of credentialed teaching certificates. Using a survey methodology with participants (N= 450), the study focused on the extent to which a credentialed teaching certificate provides a competitive advantage when…
Descriptors: Department Heads, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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O'Keeffe, Muireann – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Social networking sites provide opportunities for informal and social learning of academic practices in higher education, yet not all academics engage in these spaces. This qualitative study suggests that while Twitter offers informal opportunities for academic development, inhibiting factors prevent staff from establishing their social presence…
Descriptors: Social Media, Informal Education, Higher Education, Faculty Development
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Wijaya Mulya, Teguh – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Student-faculty partnership has been researched by contemporary academic developers, particularly its outcomes and challenges. However, theoretical discussions linking it with larger social-educational-political discourses are still lacking. This reflection aims to help fill the gap by analysing how student-faculty partnership might contest the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Neoliberalism, Higher Education
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Slade, Christine; Rowland, Susan; McGrath, Dominic – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Contract cheating presents an existential threat to university assessment integrity and, therefore, to the reputations of universities and their graduates. We report on two workshops, with academic development participants who collaboratively addressed assessment identity verification through problem identification and solution creation. As…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, College Students
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Poole, Gary; Iqbal, Isabeau; Verwoord, Roselynn – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Current research indicates that instructors find support for their teaching via membership in small social networks. The present study was conducted to further our understanding of these networks by looking specifically at the perceptions network members hold of each other in terms of similarity of beliefs and the value of their interactions.…
Descriptors: Teachers, Social Networks, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes
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van der Rijst, Roeland; Baggen, Yvette; Sjoer, Ellen – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Curriculum development initiatives, especially those involving educational technologies, provide a rich learning space for university teachers. In-depth interviews with teaching staff (n = 11) were qualitatively analysed to gain insight into the variety of individual learning paths and to identify potential relationships between learning paths,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology
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Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
In 2015, over 40% of UK higher education (HE) institutions employed oral assessment when assessing and awarding fellowship on HE Academy-accredited schemes using the UK Professional Standards Framework. This article develops research on assessed 'professional dialogues' for this purpose. Data collected at four UK institutions, in which 12 assessed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Fellowships, Standards
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Moya, Beatriz; Turra, Héctor; Chalmers, Denise – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
This article describes the development of an evaluation and impact framework to assess the effectiveness of educational innovations. It can be utilized within a single program, as well as at institutional and national levels. While it is contextualized in a Chilean university, it is argued that it is widely applicable as it is informed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Higher Education, Educational Innovation
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Patterson, Clinton A. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
This reflection on practice describes the first fifty days of a professional transition from student affairs into academic development. Campus collaborations, educational experiences, and holistic student learning are identified as professional parallels between these two institutional divisions. Professionals from student affairs can uniquely…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Entry Workers, Educational Development
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Sarauw, Laura Louise; Degn, Lise; Ørberg, Jakob Williams – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
The article explores research integrity training for PhD-students as a site of production of academic cultures and researcher development. Based on ethnographies of four courses in research integrity, conducted in four faculties of a large comprehensive Danish university, the article explores the vital role of academic developers, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Kennedy, Jade; Thomas, Lisa; Percy, Alisa; Dean, Bonnie; Delahunty, Janine; Harden-Thew, Kathryn; de Laat, Maarten – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
This paper introduces the context and design of an institutional educational development grants program, "Jindaola," which reflects an Aboriginal "way" towards reconciling Indigenous and non-Indigenous Knowledges in the Australian higher education curriculum. The program is unique in two ways: it foregrounds the voice of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education
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Adiningrum, Tatum; Sturm, Sean; Kensington-Miller, Barbara – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Employing part-time and casual academics is now a widely accepted practice in higher education globally. We explored the issue of the identity of part-time academics in Indonesian higher education through interviews with 14 part-time and 11 full-time academics. Both groups identified more strongly with their teaching roles than with other roles.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Omingo, Mary – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
Lecturers may be exposed to the same Academic Development Programme but their course of action at personal and professional level vary. In this paper, I analyze the lecturers' contribution in shaping their learning to teach. I interviewed twenty-five lecturers in four private universities in Kenya using semi-structured interviews. The analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Teacher Education
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Felten, Peter; Abbot, Sophia; Kirkwood, Jordan; Long, Aaron; Lubicz-Nawrocka, Tanya; Mercer-Mapstone, Lucy; Verwoord, Roselynn – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
As calls for student-staff partnership proliferate across higher education, academic development must re-examine and reimagine its relationship to students. Students generally occupy roles with limited agency in academic development. We argue that this needs to change. We propose re-articulating the purpose of academic development toward the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Role, Student Participation, College Students
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Behari-Leak, Kasturi; Mokou, Goitsione – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
New voices emerging in the global South are contesting the academy's elitist and exclusionary ethos by disrupting the normalcy of coloniality. Concerns raised by the student protests of 2015 and 2016 have challenged the higher education sector to rethink its traditional teaching, learning, and assessment practices in response to student calls for…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Equal Education
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