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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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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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Calkins, Susanna; Harris, Muveddet – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
For many faculty, critical reflection on teaching and learning requires space and time that is not readily available. For fifteen years, we have run a substantial year-long faculty development program designed to help participants: (1) reflect critically on their teaching and their students' learning; and (2) develop a project related to their…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Sustainability
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Ockene, Judith K.; Milner, Robert J.; Thorndyke, Luanne E.; Congdon, John; Cain, Joanna M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
The promotion process is challenging, particularly for non-tenure track faculty in academic medicine. To address this challenge, we implemented a facilitated peer mentoring program that included a structured curriculum with regular meetings, guided by two senior faculty mentors. Participants expressed satisfaction with the program, showed…
Descriptors: Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Peer Groups, Training Methods
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Lavis, Catherine C.; Williams, Kimberly A.; Fallin, Jana; Barnes, Pamela K.; Fishback, Sarah J.; Thien, Stephen – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Kansas State University designed a 20-month faculty development program with the goal of fostering broad, institution-wide adoption of teaching practices that focus on brain-based learning. Components of the program included annual teaching and learning workshops, reading and discussion groups based on content of a book about how the brain learns…
Descriptors: Brain, Learning Strategies, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Cohn, Jenae; Stewart, Mary K.; Theisen, Cara Harwood; Comins, Dan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Centers for teaching and learning (CTL) have traditionally relied upon on-campus programming to support faculty professional development, but as increasing numbers of faculty access resources and collaborate online, CTLs could do more to build online community. To meet this challenge, our team developed a website, EdTech Commons, which features…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Goldman, Ellen F.; Hamburger, Ellen K.; Ottolini, Mary C. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
In this paper, we describe the faculty development resources, structures, and processes utilized to promote educational scholarship in a department of pediatrics. We discuss a 5-year effort based on the strategy of forming an "academy" of educational scholars and resulting in significant increases in peer-reviewed conference…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Success, Pediatrics, Faculty Development
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Strange, Amy; Merdinger, Joan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Nationwide, over half of higher education faculty are mid-career. While they play vital roles sustaining their institutions, relatively little systematic attention has been paid to meeting their particular needs. This paper describes a professional renewal retreat program tailored to this "keystone" group of faculty (Chang, 2006). It is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Career Development, Program Descriptions, College Faculty
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Cochrane, Sharlene Voogd – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
This article explores a significant element of faculty development that is often missing or given little attention. The author analyzes the results of a series of Courage Study Circles, which provided time and space for faculty members to reflect upon and revitalize their identity as teachers. The study draws on participant evaluations of yearly…
Descriptors: Reflection, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Participant Satisfaction
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Miller, Karen Hughes; Ostapchuk, Michael; Patel, Pradip; Roberts, John L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Because different medical specialties accredit their residency programs in different ways, departmental needs for faculty development in essentially the same content may vary. This training team realized that using a consultant model allowed them to meet departmental needs while keeping content validity intact. By combining best practice from…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Best Practices, Faculty Development, Training Methods
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Hampton-Farmer, Cheri; Laverick, Erin; Denecker, Christine; Tulley, Christine E.; Diederich, Nicole; Wilgus, Anthony – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
When expectations for scholarly productivity increase at comprehensive universities, faculty writing groups can provide the tools, motivation, and support necessary to achieve both administrative and faculty goals. Narratives from members of a faculty writing group experiencing a shift in institutional expectations for scholarship reveal tangible…
Descriptors: Productivity, Faculty Publishing, Writing for Publication, Communities of Practice
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Thomas, Jacqueline; Goswami, Jaya S. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
A well-designed professional development program can help first- and second-year faculty thrive in their new academic environment. Faculty developers must consider the length and frequency of such programs and their focus; requirements for participation; the role of mentors; ways to establish collegiality; and opportunities for developing the…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Faculty Development, Tenure, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Loveless, Douglas J.; Sturm, Debbie C.; Guo, Chengqi; Tanaka, Kimiko; Zha, Shenghua; Berkeley, Elizabeth V. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Grounded as a self-study using arts-based inquiry to explore the experiences of six university faculty members participating in a cross-disciplinary faculty development program, the purpose of this paper is to (1) describe the Madison Research Fellows (MRF) program, and (2) explore the impact of the MRF program. Participating members included…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration
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Fox, Laurie – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
This program description presents a unique, radically simple mentoring model for post-secondary institutions. The Faculty Peer Support Program invites all faculty members, regardless of rank, to connect for personalized professional development support. Participants self-select partner(s), meeting times, places, and topics. They also self-direct…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Mentors, Learning Theories, Reflective Teaching
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