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Meizlish, Deborah S.; Wright, Mary C.; Howard, Joseph; Kaplan, Matthew L. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This paper presents a quasi-experimental evaluation of a required, teaching-focused, new faculty program at a large research university. The study makes use of institutional data, including student evaluations of teaching and faculty participation in educational development activities, which are available on many campuses yet rarely used in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, School Statistics, Beginning Teachers
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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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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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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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Stigmar, Martin; Edgren, Gudrun – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
The aim is to explore the absence or presence of, and motives for, research at centers for academic development and to problematize the research situation among academic developers. Boyer's and Healey's theories are used as lenses for the analysis based on the questionnaires that were used for data collection. The conclusion is that research is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Projects, Questionnaires
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Cassidy, Alice; Poole, Gary – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
In educational development, accountability is paramount, in particular for activities that take educational developers away from their institutional boundaries to local, national, and international venues. Educational developers must demonstrate the benefits of such work to the home institution and its constituents. We asked educational developers…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Educational Development, Accountability
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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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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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Green, David A.; Little, Deandra – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
Educational development (also called academic or faculty development) has been described as fragmented, disconnected, and a "family of strangers," due mostly to the different academic backgrounds of its members. In this paper, the authors report on a survey of over 1000 educational developers from 38 countries on six continents. To help…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Profiles, Comparative Education, Demography
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Little, Sabine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This paper discusses experiences of a student-ambassador network within one UK-based Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, problematising key issues in relation to transience in staff-student partnerships in high education, and highlighting the importance of the educational developer in facilitating institution-wide partnership models.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Models
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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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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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Baughan, Patrick – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Various studies have investigated the views of higher education staff and students about sustainability, yet educational developer perspectives are under-represented in the research. This project gathered educational developer perspectives about sustainability in the curriculum. It sought to capture their views about a national sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Investigations
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