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Lamers, Antonia M.; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper investigates the development of teaching practice of the multinational staff delivering UK programmes in a higher education institution in Oman hosting these programmes. It presents a tool to evaluate the teaching practice, and points to those elements of an academic development framework that were found to be most useful in supporting…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Schlosser, Joel Alden; Sweeney, Abigail; Peterson, Laurel M.; Cassidy, Kimberly Wright; Colón García, Ana – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Academic development that supports the enactment of positive psychology practices through student-faculty pedagogical partnership can increase faculty confidence and capacity in their first year in a new institution. When student partners practice affirmation and encouragement of strengths-based growth, processes of faculty acclimation and…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Wallin, Patric; Adawi, Tom – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are increasingly taking on mentoring roles in undergraduate research (UR). There is, however, a paucity of research focusing on how they conceptualize their mentoring role. In this qualitative interview study, we identified three entry points that mentors reflect on to define their role: (1) What are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Mentors, Reflection
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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
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Wijngaards-de Meij, Leoniek; Merx, Sigrid – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Curriculum alignment is crucial in realizing learning objectives, but in higher education the alignment is often challenged by practical problems. The adverse effect of misalignment is further amplified by the lack of student awareness of their position within the curriculum. We argue for the importance of the visibility of learning trajectories…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Goal Orientation
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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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Beaton, Fran – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
Part-time teachers form a growing proportion of the global Higher Education (HE) workforce. Their backgrounds can vary from Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) teaching for the first time, to practitioners bringing workplace experience into HE and sessional teachers, all with differing professional development needs. This paper builds on previous…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Case Studies
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Jawitz, Jeff; Perez, Teresa – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
It is often assumed that academics working in a research intensive university are unlikely to invest in the professional development of their teaching. Institutional structures and culture tend to undermine investment in academics' teaching role. This study, conducted at the University of Cape Town, draws on an analysis of the environment within…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Decision Making, College Faculty, Professional Identity
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Spowart, Lucy; Turner, Rebecca; Shenton, Deborah; Kneale, Pauline – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
The status of teaching and learning is an issue those providing and supporting higher education grapple with. The UK Higher Education Academy offers accreditation aligned to the professional standards framework (PSF). The PSF contextualises the role of teaching and supporting learning, and offers a mechanism for individuals' commitment to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Experienced Teachers, College Faculty
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Arthur, Linet – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This article focuses on the life history of a university academic, and the ways in which he learned in different communities of practice during his career. This account raises questions about the applicability of situated learning theory to a knowledge-based organisation, and argues that both the external context and the individuals within the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Learning Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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Bergmark, Ulrika; Westman, Susanne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This paper discusses a case study in teacher education in Sweden, focusing on creating spaces for student engagement through co-creating curriculum. It highlights democratic values and a multidimensional learning view as underpinning such endeavors. The main findings are that co-creating curriculum is an ambiguous process entailing unpredictable,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education
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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
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Curran, Roisín; Millard, Luke – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
Many higher education institutions are adopting learning and teaching approaches that embrace "students as partners". This can be met with trepidation by academic staff and students. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate, through two UK-based institutional case studies, that a partnership approach provides an opportunity for staff…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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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
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Guerin, Cally; Carter, Susan; Aitchison, Claire – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
As practices and expectations around doctoral writing continue to change, so too do the demands on academic developers and learning advisors. Social media is increasingly playing a role in doctoral education, just as it is in higher education more generally. This paper explores a blog initiated in 2012 to inform and support doctoral writing; since…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Web 2.0 Technologies, Doctoral Programs, Content Area Writing
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