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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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Rienties, Bart; Hosein, Anesa – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
How and with whom academics develop and maintain formal and informal networks for reflecting on their teaching practice has received limited attention even though academic development (AD) programmes have become an almost ubiquitous feature of higher education. The primary goal of this mixed-method study is to unpack how 114 academics in an AD…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Learning Processes
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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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Pyörälä, Eeva; Hirsto, Laura; Toom, Auli; Myyry, Liisa; Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
The University of Helsinki established a Teachers' Academy to reward excellence in teaching. This study focuses on teachers' significant networks and their meaningful conversations about teaching and learning before the establishment of the Teachers' Academy. The research data consisted of answers to open-ended questions, and were examined using…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Communities of Practice, Educational Practices, Higher Education
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Field, Laurie – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Adopting a pluralistic view of academics' informal learning that draws on Habermas (1987), this article suggests that a great deal of academic learning results from tensions and incompatibilities between individual interests and those of employing institutions increasingly resonant with the ideology of New Public Management (NPM), with its…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Thomson, Kate – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
Engaging in informal activities, like conversations with colleagues, is one way that professionals can learn within workplace contexts. Informal conversations present opportunities for academics to learn about teaching. The current study investigated academics' experience of informal conversations, and their experience of the relations between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Grounded Theory
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Pifer, Meghan J.; Baker, Vicki L.; Lunsford, Laura G. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
In this article, we consider the role of departmental contexts and relationships in faculty work within liberal arts colleges. Knowledge about how departmental networks relate to success and satisfaction may inform the work of those who support faculty work in liberal arts colleges, as well as other institution types. Analysis of quantitative and…
Descriptors: Departments, Informal Education, Work Environment, Role
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Loads, Daphne; Campbell, Fiona – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
We highlight three ways of conceptualising and enacting academic development: firstly as authentic, practice-based activity, secondly in terms of a new transformative paradigm for academic development units (ADUs), and thirdly as a space for disruption. We illustrate these conceptualisations through our investigation of the practice of internal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Investigations, Teacher Placement
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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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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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Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Renc-Roe, Joanna; Morón-García, Susan – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
This paper builds on discussions of academic developers' identity experienced as a discomfiting, troubled, and often marginal space. Three experienced academic developers, located in research-intensive institutions in three different countries, using auto-ethnographic writing and a shared narrative inquiry, explore moments of congruence and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research Universities, Educational Development, Professional Identity
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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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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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Chadha, Deesha; Sato, Hiroaki – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
In 2004, Ray Land produced extensive literature on the 12 orientations of academic developers. These orientations provided academic developers with a useful tool through which they have been able to better articulate their roles and their place in academia. We have used the orientations model to establish, compare, and contrast the identity of…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Research Universities
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