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Gilbert, Amanda – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
Sessional teachers in universities are often marginalised by their part-time status, availability for training, and invisibility within the institution's infrastructure. Nevertheless, tutors as a subset of this group, regularly have access to some training and development. This paper presents a methodological approach for implementing the BLASST…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Part Time Faculty, Faculty Development, Tutor Training
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Deaker, Lynley; Stein, Sarah J.; Spiller, Dorothy – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
Societal, governmental, and research expectations of universities in contemporary western society have led to increasing calls for teacher professionalism and accountability as well as research excellence and research-informed teaching. Consequently, demands on academic staff development continually emerge, which academics may view as oppressive.…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Educational Development, Educational Attitudes, Discourse Analysis
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Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Renc-Roe, Joanna; Morón-García, Susan – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
This paper builds on discussions of academic developers' identity experienced as a discomfiting, troubled, and often marginal space. Three experienced academic developers, located in research-intensive institutions in three different countries, using auto-ethnographic writing and a shared narrative inquiry, explore moments of congruence and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research Universities, Educational Development, Professional Identity
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Manathunga, Catherine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
The emergence of academic development in Anglophone higher education was linked to post Second World War massification and concerns about student failure. These concerns were driven by increasing statistical investigations into student attrition and degree times to completion, particularly in Australia and Aotearoa, New Zealand. There was a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Development, Academic Failure
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Grant, Barbara; Barrow, Mark – International Journal for Academic Development, 2013
For 40 years, the "staff teaching seminar" has aimed to prepare academics to meet the complex demands of university teaching. In Aotearoa/New Zealand (NZ), as elsewhere, the seminar emerged in the late 1960s-early 1970s, and preceded centrally funded academic development (AD) centres. Targeting new academics, the programme typically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, College Instruction, College Faculty
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Ruth, Damian; Naidoo, Kogi – International Journal for Academic Development, 2012
This paper presents the cooperative analysis by a lecturer and an academic development practitioner of a reflective journal dialogue over the 12 weeks of teaching a postgraduate course. Through a retrospective analysis of the journal the present paper explores the following issues: the framing of an inquiry; the personal-professional nexus; and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Diaries, Dialogs (Language), Cooperation
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Haigh, Neil – International Journal for Academic Development, 2012
While the goal of improving student learning in a personal teaching context is considered by many to be a hallmark of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects, the outcomes are almost invariably communicated to other teachers. The intention may be to gain endorsement and support for ongoing implementation of new practices and/or to…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Teaching Methods, Educational Research, Instruction
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Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Brailsford, Ian; Gossman, Peter – International Journal for Academic Development, 2012
A small group of new academic developers reflected on their induction into the profession and wondered if things could have been done differently. The researchers decided to question the directors of three tertiary academic development units about how they recruited new developers, what skills and competences they looked for and how they inducted…
Descriptors: Teacher Orientation, Adult Educators, Faculty Development, Credentials
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Kandlbinder, Peter; Peseta, Tai – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
Since the first postgraduate certificate in higher education teaching and learning was offered in Australia in the late 1970s, similar courses have become a major part of academic development in universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This paper describes the outcomes of a survey designed to determine the key higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Teacher Education
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Grant, Barbara; Lee, Alison; Clegg, Sue; Manathunga, Catherine; Barrow, Mark; Kandlbinder, Peter; Brailsford, Ian; Gosling, David; Hicks, Margaret – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
More than 40 years after its beginnings, academic development stands uncertainly on the threshold of becoming a profession or discipline in its own right. While it remains marginal to the dominant stories of the university, it has become central to the institution's contemporary business. This Research Note describes an enquiry that uses a…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Intellectual Disciplines, Epistemology, Inquiry
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Manathunga, Catherine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2007
Academic developers are very often disciplinary migrants, performing hybrid, liminal roles at the "fault lines" between teachers and learners, between academics and managers, and between teaching and research. As a result, their identities as scholars can be described as "unhomely." While this in-between space is uncomfortable…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Scholarship, Academic Achievement, Higher Education
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Peseta, Tai – International Journal for Academic Development, 2005
This article discusses the Challenging Academic Development (CAD) Collective and describes how it came out of a symposium called "Liminality, identity, and hybridity: On the promise of new conceptual frameworks for theorising academic/faculty development." The CAD Collective is and represents a space where people can open up their…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), English Literature, Anthropology, Foreign Countries