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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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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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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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Jerez Yàñez, Óscar; Aranda Càceres, Romina; Corvalán Canessa, Fernanda; González Rojas, Lesslie; Ramos Torres, Armin – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
We propose a '1-to-1' accompaniment and teaching development model emerging from the analysis and reflection of professional experience at a Teaching and Learning Center in a Chilean university. We highlight the relevance of the bond between professor and adviser and the establishment of a horizontal relationship, where both work collaboratively…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Models, Foreign Countries
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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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Reimann, Nicola – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This interview-based study investigated the impact of two academic development courses about assessment. Participants learnt concepts and terminology that enabled them to better understand and communicate about assessment. The courses also stimulated critical thinking about assessment practices and conceptual change, with 'assessment for learning'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)
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Asghar, Mandy; Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
The question of how academics in higher education institutions demonstrate they have the ability to teach and provide a high quality learning experience challenges the sector. Within this context, the use of professional dialogue for recognising teaching expertise is growing. This qualitative research explored how 16 academics valued their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Pelger, Susanne; Larsson, Maria – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This study explores the impact academic teachers' writing of a teaching portfolio can have on their professional learning. Through an open-ended questionnaire, 26 academics from three faculties reported on insights, effects on teaching practice, and effects on collegial exchange that the portfolio writing entailed. We discuss how the experienced…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, College Faculty
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Englund, Claire; Price, Linda – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
To cope with the rapidly changing higher education climate, teachers need agency to act proactively in initiating and steering changes in practice. This paper describes an academic development activity in the form of a Change Laboratory, an intervention method based on Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, to facilitate agency among teachers. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Sustainable Development
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Brown, Melanie; Peck, Catherine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Rapid changes in the Higher Education (HE) sector are increasing the pressure on teaching staff to introduce technology-enhanced learning experiences into the curriculum. Institutions therefore need to provide effective means of enabling academics to successfully transition to these new modes of curriculum delivery. This paper reports on an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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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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Cherrington, Sue; Macaskill, Anne; Salmon, Rhian; Boniface, Suzanne; Shep, Sydney; Flutey, Jonny – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Professional learning communities (PLCs) support students' learning in pre-tertiary education, but have not been sufficiently explored at the tertiary level. Drawing on the literature on PLCs across broader educational contexts, we explore the development of a PLC within our University using analysis of survey responses and through document…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Safety, Educational Development
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