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Templeton, Lindsey; O'Meara, KerryAnn – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The ADVANCE Leadership Fellows Program at the University of Maryland is a yearlong professional development program for faculty aspiring to or recently engaged in leadership roles. Data shows an increase in participants' sense of agency to become academic leaders following the program. We use a comprehensive data set, including program…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Faculty Development, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role
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List, Karen; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Mentoring has long been viewed as a powerful means of enhancing the professional success and personal wellbeing of early-career faculty; however, little is known about its benefits for senior faculty. Using data from a peer mentoring community of six senior faculty women in leadership roles at a research university, this study explores the impact…
Descriptors: Mentors, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Leadership
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Smith, Diane K.; Martinez, AnaMaria Diaz; Lanigan, Jane; Wells-Moses, Kayla; Koehler, Christian – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The WSU Extension Scholarly Writing Group (ESWG) is a one-year faculty development mentoring program designed to support faculty on tenure or promotion track. The ESWG was created in response to increased expectations for Extension county-based faculty to contribute to the scientific literature within their fields through peer-reviewed…
Descriptors: Mentors, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Faculty Development
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Pinto, Katy M.; Huizinga, Dorota – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The Predominately Undergraduate Institution in this study identified a sharp decline in external grant seeking during the 2007-2014 academic years. During these years some faculty applied for grants on a regular basis, but some faculty stopped seeking grants altogether. The first author interviewed 15 of the most persistent grant seekers to…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Faculty, Academic Persistence, Grants
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Wilks, Karrin E.; Shults, Christopher; Berg, James J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Leadership development for faculty often is designed as training for administration, but faculty demonstrate leadership in the classroom, in their departments, college-wide, and beyond. To fully realize and leverage this leadership potential, colleges must design opportunities for faculty to hone their knowledge and skills as active participants…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership Training, Community Colleges, Fellowships
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Fletcher, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
There are limited viewpoints in the literature about peer observation of teaching in higher education and how it can be an effective tool to improve the quality of instruction in the classroom (Bell, 2001; Bell, 2005; Bell & Mladenovic, 2008; Brancato, 2003; Chism, 2007; Huston & Weaver, 2008; Shortland, 2004; Shortland, 2010; Smith,…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hogan, Amy M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Virginia Tech has intentionally moved beyond the traditional policy-heavy approach to department head orientation to employ a robust leadership development program for new and aspiring academic leaders and faculty. The annual program begins with a full-day workshop in mid-August, and continues throughout the fall semester with a series of shorter…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Faculty Development, Feedback (Response), Program Descriptions
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Ashe, Diana L.; TenHuisen, Matthew L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
While most academic leadership training focuses on department chairs and those already in or identified for those positions, the NextUp Faculty Leadership Development Fellows program includes faculty who are considering academic leadership of any kind in their careers. Sixty faculty members have joined NextUp; forty-one have graduated and 19 are…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Teacher Leadership, Fellowships, Program Descriptions
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Berk, Ronald A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Student ratings are not leaving today or anytime soon. However, as the title of this article indicates, student ratings are not the only option to provide evidence in the evaluation of teaching. There is a broad range of alternatives to consider beyond student ratings in the delicate decision-making processes to improve teaching and determine the…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Information Sources, Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Way, David Garrett – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This book has been structured to build a framework to guide the practitioner and to encourage their creation of tools that can be effective in guiding practice. It has been written and organized to prepare critically reflective teachers to take their place in society and to do that with the knowledge, personal framework and tools to be successful.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Guides, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Principles
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Castleberry, Ashley N.; Haines, Seena L.; Stein, Susan M.; Van Amburgh, Jenny A.; Persky, Adam M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The 5 Minute University (5MU) project was developed to deliver efficient, effective teaching development for busy faculty. An interprofessional team from five Universities created concise five-minute teaching modules with a supplemental resource handout. Modules were provided via video or live presentation to faculty monthly for a year.…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Instructional Materials, Instructional Material Evaluation, Pretests Posttests
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Connelly, Maureen T.; Inui, Thomas S.; Oken, Emily; Peters, Antoinette S. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Purpose: Although annual performance reviews and feedback are recommended for faculty development, best practices and faculty perceptions have not been documented. The authors sought to evaluate the process in one medical school department that established and has sustained an innovative review tradition for 25 years. Method: Content analysis of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Annual Reports, Faculty Development, Best Practices
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Lockhart, Marilyn S.; Stoop, Chatanika – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
The environment in which faculty development centers operate has changed significantly. As a result, centers are asked to play a more important role in contributing to institutional strategic initiatives, assess outcomes of programs, and enhance faculty scholarship success. In the past, assessments have focused on attendance and satisfaction…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Grants
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Strawser, Michael G.; Apostel, Shawn; O' Keefe, Moira; Simons, Crystal – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Learning management systems (LMS) are fixtures on higher education campuses. As LMS use continues to increase, faculty development professionals should consider how system use is encouraged and implemented on campus, especially amongst faculty. Using Ely's (1990) technology-specific conditions that facilitate the implementation of an innovation,…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Universities, Innovation, College Faculty
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Sheets, Jessica K. Ezell; Barnhardt, Cassie L.; Phillips, Carson W.; Valdés, Peggy H. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
This quantitative study examines how faculty service morale is related to faculty's social identities, organizational environments, and the three dimensions of faculty work-lives proposed by Johnsrud and Rosser (2002): professional priorities and rewards, administrative relations and support, and quality of benefits and services. Findings suggest…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Private Colleges, Church Related Colleges, Catholics
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