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Gundlach, Ellen; Maybee, Clarence; O'Shea, Kevin – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article examines a social media assignment used to teach and practice statistical literacy with over 400 students each semester in large-lecture traditional, fully online, and flipped sections of an introductory-level statistics course. Following the social media assignment, students completed a survey on how they approached the assignment.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Dankoski, Mary E.; Palmer, Megan M.; Banks, Julianna; Brutkiewicz, Randy R.; Walvoord, Emily; Hoffmann-Longtin, Krista; Bogdewic, Stephen P.; Gopen, George D. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
All faculty regardless of discipline or school need to be highly competent at writing for an academic audience. The "publish or perish" pressure is alive and well for academic advancement, publications, and external grant funding. Yet few faculty, particularly in the health professions and sciences, receive formal training on the craft…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Health Occupations, Faculty Development, Writing Workshops
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Palmer, Megan M.; Dankoski, Mary E.; Smith, Joshua S.; Brutkiewicz, Randy R.; Bogdewic, Stephen P. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2011
Faculty development programs are often at risk during difficult economic times. In order to answer the question about the value that faculty development adds to the institution, programs must measure important outcomes, not simply report the number of faculty served and how well they liked their experience. The authors describe the assessment…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Evaluation