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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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Sarauw, Laura Louise; Degn, Lise; Ørberg, Jakob Williams – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
The article explores research integrity training for PhD-students as a site of production of academic cultures and researcher development. Based on ethnographies of four courses in research integrity, conducted in four faculties of a large comprehensive Danish university, the article explores the vital role of academic developers, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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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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Share, Michelle – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This study examined the viva experiences of 87 social science PhD graduates from three Irish higher education institutions through a questionnaire that assessed outcome, preparation, conduct and post-viva. The majority were awarded their PhD with minor corrections, considered their viva as a summative assessment, and emphasised its purpose as…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Winter, Jennie; Turner, Rebecca; Gedye, Sharon; Nash, Patricia; Grant, Vivien – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
The last decade has seen intensification in moves to professionalise the practice of university teaching, including graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). It has also seen significant growth in terms of the internationalisation of the postgraduate student body and changing expectations around doctoral training. These transformations have…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, International Education, Foreign Students
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Chadha, Deesha – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) and postgraduates in the UK are taking on greater responsibility for teaching, and therefore it has become increasingly necessary to explore the teacher training that supports them in this endeavour. This paper outlines an impact evaluation carried out on a graduate certificate programme primarily aimed at GTAs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Hoessler, Carolyn; Godden, Lorraine; Hoessler, Brian – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
As conceptions of academic development expand to encompass a more diverse and flexible set of supports, traditional approaches to evaluation, including impact studies of formal programming, become insufficient. A program may appear ineffective when evaluation ignores additional supports that interact to counteract implementation or alternatively…
Descriptors: Student Development, Academic Achievement, Informal Education, Graduate Students
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Alexander, Patrick; Harris-Huemmert, Susan; McAlpine, Lynn – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
In this paper, we explore the usefulness of three different approaches to facilitating reflexivity and a critical awareness of emerging academic identities for doctoral students. This paper stems from a longitudinal research project entitled "The Next Generation of Social Scientists", which was conducted across three research-intensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Donnelly, Roisin – International Journal for Academic Development, 2013
This article describes the practice of postgraduate supervision on a blended professional development programme for academics, and discusses how connectivism has been a useful lens to explore a complex form of instruction. By examining the processes by which supervisors and their students on a two-year part-time masters in Applied eLearning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Supervision, Electronic Learning
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Pyhalto, Kirsi; Stubb, Jenni; Lonka, Kirsti – International Journal for Academic Development, 2009
The quality of PhD training can be conceived of as being dependent on the learning environment provided by the scholarly community. Our paper explores PhD students' ideas about themselves as a part of this community, and their perceptions of their learning environment in the context of the University of Helsinki, Finland. The study is a part of a…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Behavioral Sciences, Educational Environment