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Behari-Leak, Kasturi; Mokou, Goitsione – International Journal for Academic Development, 2019
New voices emerging in the global South are contesting the academy's elitist and exclusionary ethos by disrupting the normalcy of coloniality. Concerns raised by the student protests of 2015 and 2016 have challenged the higher education sector to rethink its traditional teaching, learning, and assessment practices in response to student calls for…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Equal Education
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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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Lauridsen, Karen M.; Lauridsen, Ole – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
With more programmes being taught through English in non-Anglophone contexts, higher education lecturers are faced with new challenges. This article briefly presents a professional development initiative carried out at departmental level as an intervention for all English Medium Instruction lecturers. In order to assess the effect of such an…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Environment, Teacher Competencies, Interpersonal Competence
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Schlosser, Joel Alden; Sweeney, Abigail; Peterson, Laurel M.; Cassidy, Kimberly Wright; Colón García, Ana – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
Academic development that supports the enactment of positive psychology practices through student-faculty pedagogical partnership can increase faculty confidence and capacity in their first year in a new institution. When student partners practice affirmation and encouragement of strengths-based growth, processes of faculty acclimation and…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Psychology, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Pelger, Susanne; Larsson, Maria – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
This study explores the impact academic teachers' writing of a teaching portfolio can have on their professional learning. Through an open-ended questionnaire, 26 academics from three faculties reported on insights, effects on teaching practice, and effects on collegial exchange that the portfolio writing entailed. We discuss how the experienced…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, College Faculty
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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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Marquis, Elizabeth; Mårtensson, Katarina; Healey, Mick – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
This article presents the results of research examining an innovative initiative designed to build capacity for international, collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning: the development of international collaborative writing groups (ICWG). The study focusses particularly on the role of leadership within the groups as a significant factor…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, International Programs, Educational Innovation, Capacity Building
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Kolomitro, Klodiana; Anstey, Lauren M. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
There is general consensus that teaching and learning centres have a positive impact on promoting and supporting a culture that values teaching and learning, yet there is limited evidence on how centres evaluate their work. For this purpose, a survey was developed and administered to the directors of 88 Canadian centres; 46 of which completed the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Evaluation, Administrator Surveys, Administrator Attitudes
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Löytönen, Teija – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
This paper explores creative educational development by asking what it is or might become. It is based on a singular pedagogical process within the fields of arts, design, and architecture in higher education. The exploration is framed by Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of difference, which allows for a movement beyond educational certainties that…
Descriptors: Art Education, Higher Education, Educational Development, Creative Development
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Bennett, Liz – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
Focussing on academics' professional identity, this paper analyses the challenges academics experience when adopting new technologies in their pedagogical practices. Notions of "economies of performance" and "ecologies of practice" as well as the concept of liminality are employed to understand this identity work. The paper…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Identity, Teacher Effectiveness, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Clarke, Angela; Johal, Terry; Sharp, Kristen; Quinn, Shayna – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
Transnational education is now essential to university international development strategies. As a result, tertiary educators are expected to engage with the complexities of diverse cultural contexts, different delivery modes, and mixed student cohorts to design quality learning experiences for all. To support this transition we developed a…
Descriptors: International Education, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Bamber, Veronica; Stefani, Lorraine – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
Measurable targets, key performance indicators, value for money--whatever we may think of the "impact agenda," it looks like it is here to stay. Are we trapped in a positivist, new managerialist spiral of demonstrating the value of our work, or can we take the lead in reframing the discourse on how educational development proves its…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Development, Evidence, Value Judgment
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Knapper, Christopher – International Journal for Academic Development, 2016
This essay provides reflections on the growth and influence of educational development, and the changes in approaches to teaching in universities. It also identifies some areas in which educational development and developers face challenges for the future, including educational technology, leadership and resistance to change.
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Universities
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Stevenson, E.; McArthur, J. – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
In this Reflection on Practice we propose a triple nexus of research, public engagement and teaching that could provide a new pathway for academic developers to enable greater engagement in learning and teaching issues from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academics. We argue that the public engagement activities demanded…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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