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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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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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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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Malfroy, Janne; Willis, Karen – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
The current focus on identifying criteria for academic teaching practice is influencing performance goals for teaching academics. This has produced a strong imperative to engage with the scholarship of teaching and learning; however, it is not always clear how teaching academics continue to build capacity to do this during their academic career.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Dickson, Kerry; Hughes, Kate; Stephens, Bruce – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
Increasingly, higher education support services are being outsourced. Our case study was of a program from a global, USA-based, non-profit organisation. From in-depth interviews, we investigated staff perceptions of academic development workshops and the efficacy of outsourcing to a transnational tertiary-support program. We found that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Outsourcing, Nonprofit Organizations
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Thomas, Theda; Wallace, Joy; Allen, Pamela; Clark, Jennifer; Jones, Adrian; Lawrence, Jill; Cole, Bronwyn; Sheridan Burns, Lynette – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
The introduction of discipline standards in Australia has required a comprehensive rethinking of humanities and social science curricula from first year through to graduation. This paper proposes a model to facilitate academics' engagement with discipline standards and their implication for first-year curricula. The model supports…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Humanities, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen
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Crimmins, Gail; Oprescu, Florin; Nash, Greg – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
Almost half of current academic staff will need to be replaced within three years in the Australian academic workforce. Literature suggests that casual academics are a potential solution, yet they are frequently excluded from the career development opportunities that would allow them to fulfil an ongoing academic role. Most academic development…
Descriptors: Career Development, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Development
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Ross, Bella; Carbone, Angela; Lindsay, Katherine; Drew, Steve; Phelan, Liam; Cottman, Caroline; Stoney, Sue – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
The rapid changes facing higher education are placing increased focus on the quality of the student experience, achieving learning outcomes, and employability expectations. As a result, academics in teaching roles are increasingly measured on performance via student evaluations amplifying attention on professional development initiatives for…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Peer Teaching, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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McPherson, Megan; Budge, Kylie; Lemon, Narelle – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Using social media platforms to build informal learning processes and social networks is significant in academic development practices within higher education. We present three vignettes illustrating academic practices occurring on Twitter to show that using social media is beneficial for building networks of academics, locally and globally,…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Social Networks, Learning Processes, Higher Education
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Field, Laurie – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Adopting a pluralistic view of academics' informal learning that draws on Habermas (1987), this article suggests that a great deal of academic learning results from tensions and incompatibilities between individual interests and those of employing institutions increasingly resonant with the ideology of New Public Management (NPM), with its…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Thomson, Kate – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Engaging in informal activities, like conversations with colleagues, is one way that professionals can learn within workplace contexts. Informal conversations present opportunities for academics to learn about teaching. The current study investigated academics' experience of informal conversations, and their experience of the relations between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Grounded Theory
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Crampton, Andrea; Hill, Matthew; Johnson, Elizabeth D.; Sharma, Manjula D.; Varsavsky, Cristina – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Social network perspectives acknowledge the influence of disciplinary cultures on academics' teaching beliefs and practices with implications for academic developers. The contribution of academic developers in 18 scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects situated in the sciences are explored by drawing on data from a two-year national…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, College Faculty
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Hendry, Graham D.; Bell, Amani; Thomson, Kate – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
This article reports on a study of academics who observed their colleagues' teaching at a large research-intensive university in Australia. These academics had completed peer observation as part of a foundations programme designed for those new to teaching or new to the university. Survey responses and interview transcripts form the basis of an…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Interviews, Investigations, College Faculty
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Thomas, Sharon; Cordiner, Moira – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Little has been written about academic developers (ADs) working in teams leading other ADs. This paper chronicles the experience of a group of ADs in one Australian university working on a curriculum realignment exercise. Unexpectedly the dominant theme in participants' reflections was group dynamics, not the process. We were confronted by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Development
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