NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing 1 to 15 of 25 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Anakin, Megan; Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Healey, Mick; Vajoczki, Susan – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
We explored the relationships between social contexts and factors that promoted and inhibited curriculum change at two universities. Thirty interviews were analysed using a general inductive approach to identify factors and forces in three social contexts (lecturer, departmental, and institutional). Curriculum change was characterised by six…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, College Curriculum, Interviews
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Timmermans, Julie A.; Bruni, Carmen; Gorbet, Rob; Moffatt, Barbara; Stubley, Gordon; Williams, Diane; Holmes, Trevor – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
In a multidisciplinary Faculty Learning Community focussed on exploring threshold concepts and bottlenecks in learning, care emerged as an unanticipated dimension to our work, transforming the ways we view teaching, learning, our disciplines, and educational development. In this piece, we reflect on the types of care that emerged and consider…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Development, Communities of Practice
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kolomitro, Klodiana; Anstey, Lauren M. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
There is general consensus that teaching and learning centres have a positive impact on promoting and supporting a culture that values teaching and learning, yet there is limited evidence on how centres evaluate their work. For this purpose, a survey was developed and administered to the directors of 88 Canadian centres; 46 of which completed the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Evaluation, Administrator Surveys, Administrator Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Marquis, Elizabeth; Puri, Varun; Wan, Stephanie; Ahmad, Arshad; Goff, Lori; Knorr, Kris; Vassileva, Ianitza; Woo, Jason – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This article presents the results of research that examined the experiences of staff and students engaged in a novel "student scholars" program established through a university teaching and learning institute in Ontario, Canada. Drawing from participant reflections and focus group data, we describe the benefits and challenges perceived…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Marquis, Elizabeth; Jung, Bonny; Fudge Schormans, Ann; Lukmanji, Sara; Wilton, Robert; Baptiste, Susan – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
In light of the growing population of students with disabilities at colleges and universities worldwide, faculty development connected to accessible teaching is of paramount importance. Drawing from the existing literature and from the results of a qualitative study of educational accessibility at one Canadian university, this article offers a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Inclusion, Faculty Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hoessler, Carolyn; Godden, Lorraine; Hoessler, Brian – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
As conceptions of academic development expand to encompass a more diverse and flexible set of supports, traditional approaches to evaluation, including impact studies of formal programming, become insufficient. A program may appear ineffective when evaluation ignores additional supports that interact to counteract implementation or alternatively…
Descriptors: Student Development, Academic Achievement, Informal Education, Graduate Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Timmermans, Julie A. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
The purpose of this multiple case study was to identify threshold concepts in the careers of educational developers. Twenty-one common threshold concepts emerged, with one threshold concept common among all participants: Facilitating a change process. The remaining 20 threshold concepts were captured in the following three categories: (1) Ways of…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Saroyan, Alenoush – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
The paper provides an analysis of the concepts of agency, compliance, and resistance, drawing on evidence provided in the Belgian, Norwegian, and Polish cases in this Special Issue, as well as the Canadian context. Using the Cultural Historical Activity Theory framework as a lens, it highlights conditions that foster agency, those that may invoke…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Universities, Compliance (Psychology)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Holmes, Trevor; Dea, Shannon – International Journal for Academic Development, 2012
This article presents a humanistic dialogue between the authors that focuses on mapping place and identity in academic development. The authors chose this format in order to capture some of the important work that conversation among intellectual peers can do--work that forms the basis of much learning at conferences and in the corridors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Discourse, Humanism, Self Concept
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wuetherick, Brad; Ewert-Bauer, Tereigh – International Journal for Academic Development, 2012
The question of whether neutrality is possible in academic development invites us to explore the particular place of academic development in our institutions and how academic development is positioned in our particular national and institutional environments. This paper, which reports on a small pilot study of how Canadian academic development is…
Descriptors: Expertise, Academic Achievement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Simmons, Nicola – International Journal for Academic Development, 2011
Although there are programs to prepare doctoral students for "how" to teach in post-secondary education, the neophyte academic must still adjust to the specific context of a new position. This transition is often characterized by multiple adjustments and corresponding anxiety of moving from the familiar role of graduate student to a new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Toth, Kate E.; McKey, Colleen A. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2010
The literature on educational peer review (EPR) has focused on evaluating EPR's impact on faculty and/or student learning outcomes; no literature exists on the potential organizational impact. A qualitative (case study) research design explored perceptions of 17 faculty and 10 administrators within a school of nursing in an Ontario university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Nursing Education
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2