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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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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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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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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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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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Smart, Fiona; Loads, Daphne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
As pressures on new academic staff members increase and change, academic developers need to find different ways of working with them. This paper offers for discussion a new way of supporting early career academics in their negotiation of liminality, the betwixt and between space separating old and new roles. We call this innovative approach…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Innovation, Models
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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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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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Willis, Ian; Strivens, Janet – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Academic developers are increasingly involved in international collaborations in learning and teaching. Many factors contribute to successful collaborations; we argue that the personal abilities and aptitudes of academic developers are one key element. Building trust and relationships are central to creating the networks at individual, group, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns
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Clavert, Maria; Löfström, Erika; Nevgi, Anne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Pedagogical transformations in universities are typically explored as "top down" attempts or in the context of training programs targeted towards educating more pedagogically aware individuals. In this study, promoting pedagogical development is explored on a community level as change agency: acting as a broker between the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Science and Society
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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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Wisker, Gina; Kiley, Margaret – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Most research into research supervision practice focuses on functional, collegial or problematic power-related experiences. Work developing the supervisory role concentrates on new supervisors, and on taught development and support programmes. Most literature on academics' professional learning concentrates on learning to be a university teacher…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Supervision, Supervisory Training, Supervisory Methods
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Szkudlarek, Tomasz; Stankiewicz, Lukasz – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
The paper is based on an analysis of interviews with individuals engaged in systemic reform of higher education (HE) in Poland. The reform is perceived as controversial: it is supported by the media and claimed to be in line with the expectations of external stakeholders of HE, as well as being congruent with Poland's international commitments; at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Conflict
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