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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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O'Neill, Geraldine; Donnelly, Roisin; Fitzmaurice, Marian – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Curriculum sequencing is central to promoting a coherent student experience. Yet in the higher education context, the concept and practice of curriculum sequencing have not been fully explored. This research examined how seven programme teams approached the issue of sequencing across two Irish higher education institutions. A phenomenological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design, Sequential Approach, Higher Education
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Timmermans, Julie A. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
The purpose of this multiple case study was to identify threshold concepts in the careers of educational developers. Twenty-one common threshold concepts emerged, with one threshold concept common among all participants: Facilitating a change process. The remaining 20 threshold concepts were captured in the following three categories: (1) Ways of…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Thomas, Sharon; Cordiner, Moira – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Little has been written about academic developers (ADs) working in teams leading other ADs. This paper chronicles the experience of a group of ADs in one Australian university working on a curriculum realignment exercise. Unexpectedly the dominant theme in participants' reflections was group dynamics, not the process. We were confronted by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Development
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Lodge, Jason M.; Bosanquet, Agnes – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Early career academia is a challenging time, particularly as academics are facing increasing pressures to excel across a range of areas. Boyer argued for the "true scholar" versed in the overlapping areas of scholarship in research, teaching, integration and engagement. Academic developers have an important role to play in assisting the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development, Scholarship
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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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Turner, Rebecca; Brown, Tony; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Growing emphasis on research output has spawned initiatives to enhance writing practices, often targeted at groups less familiar with academic research practices. This paper discusses a collaborative writing group project for higher education lecturers working in further education colleges. Participants had previously undertaken funded pedagogic…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Writing (Composition), Collaborative Writing, Peer Evaluation
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Löfström, Erika; Nevgi, Anne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Academia is generally not considered a place for expressing emotions, yet emotions are inevitably present in complex activities such as teaching. We investigated whether drawings could be used as a means of gaining access to emotions in university teaching and how. The data consisted of academics' drawings of themselves as university teachers…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Freehand Drawing, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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McGrath, Cormac; Laksov, Klara Bolander – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
In the wake of the Bologna process, many European universities are undergoing comprehensive educational reform. Our attention in this paper is focused on how a medical university came to terms with the challenges presented therein. We wished to explore how educators identify, understand and deal with opportunities for change at a medical…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Communities of Practice, Capacity Building
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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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Handal, Gunnar; Lycke, Kirsten Hofgaard; Mårtensson, Katarina; Roxå, Torgny; Skodvin, Arne; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Academic developers (ADs) often participate in the implementation of programmes or reforms in higher education. Sometimes they agree with these and sometimes they disagree. This paper discusses possible agentic positions during a genuine policy implementation--the National Qualification Framework at a Norwegian university. Through reflexive…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Program Development
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Weaver, Debbi; Robbie, Diane; Radloff, Alex – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
This paper reports on a writing program to support academic staff to publish in peer-refereed journals. Nine participants completed a 12-week program, which involved regular meetings, set writing tasks, and peer feedback on drafts. A pre- and post-survey and follow-up interviews were used to gather feedback. Participants especially valued the…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Peer Evaluation, Journal Articles, Academic Discourse
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Cook-Sather, Alison – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Student-faculty partnerships position students as informants, participants, and change agents in collaboration with faculty members. Enacting one form of such collaboration, Bryn Mawr College's SaLT program pairs faculty members and undergraduate students in explorations of pedagogical practice. The program provides both context and case study for…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Practices, Best Practices, Undergraduate 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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Nevgi, Anne; Löfström, Erika – International Journal for Academic Development, 2014
Academics' teacher identities is a relatively little explored area. This paper explores this through an analysis of drawings by academics. The data consist of 90 drawings. The participants are academics who have attended basic courses in university pedagogy. The drawings were content analysed. In the drawings, the academics expressed themselves as…
Descriptors: Visualization, College Faculty, Professional Identity, Freehand Drawing
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