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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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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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Bhavsar, Grishma P.; Grote, Kandice; Galvan, Melisa C.; Tyutina, Svetlana V.; Guan, Shu-Sha Angie; Stapleton, Lissa D.; Knotts, Gregory – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
Faculty in their early careers discover unique and unanticipated concerns in navigating academia and attempting to create life balance. These needs must be addressed to ensure retention and success in the tenure process. This exploratory study found the creation of first-year faculty learning communities (FLCs) provides needed, integral, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness
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Blankenship-Knox, Ann E.; Platt, R. Eric; Read, Hannah – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
As part of the promotion and tenure process, colleges and universities have primarily evaluated faculty members on three key functional areas: research, teaching, and service. In this article, we examine how the use of collegiality as a possible fourth criterion for faculty evaluation affects faculty power dynamics, how U.S. courts have addressed…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Faculty Evaluation, Employment Practices, Tenure
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Smith, M. Cecil; Leppma, Monica – Journal of Faculty Development, 2017
A Complete Your Manuscript Workshop has been provided to tenure track faculty members in the college over the past two and one-half years. The workshop is a low-cost/high payoff opportunity for the college and participating faculty members, as the workshop requires few resources and the time commitment for participants is easily managed.…
Descriptors: Publications, Writing Workshops, Faculty Development, Faculty
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Virick, Meghna; Strage, Amy – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Although studies have examined numerous factors that predict junior faculty success, previous research has paid little attention to the role played by department chairs. Drawing on theory from person-environment fit theory and value congruence, we sought to examine the implication of a match versus mismatch between faculty members and their chairs…
Descriptors: Congruence (Psychology), Value Judgment, Values, Department Heads
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Magaldi-Dopman, Danielle; Marshall, Anne Marie; Rivera-McCutchen, Rosa L.; Roberts, Laura A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This study examined the experiences of the "AcaDames," a faculty support group of five female pre-tenure faculty members, including two women of color. Qualitative analysis of a sample of meeting transcripts suggests that the peer mentorship group afforded accountability, professional and emotional support, collaboration, and…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Tenure, Faculty Development, Minority Group Teachers
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Royal, Kenneth D.; Akers, Kathryn S.; Lybarger, Melanie A.; Zakrajsek, Todd D. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Research productivity and collaborations are essential aspects of advancing academia. Publishing is a critical mechanism in higher education to allow faculty members to share new information in all disciplinary fields. Due to its importance, scholarly work is often heavily considered for promotion, tenure, compensation, and other merit decisions.…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Cooperation, College Faculty
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Charleston, LaVar J.; Gilbert, Juan E.; Escobar, Barbara; Jackson, Jerlando F. L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
African Americans represent 1.3% of all computing sciences faculty in PhD-granting departments, underscoring the severe underrepresentation of Black/African American tenure-track faculty in computing (CRA, 2012). The Future Faculty/Research Scientist Mentoring (FFRM) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, was found to be an effective…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Computer Science Education, Mentors, Tenure
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Rees, Amanda; Shaw, Kimberly – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
In light of recent interest in the limitations of early and mid-career mentoring (Driscoll et al 2009; Trowers 2011), this case study of a women's scholarly activity and goal setting Community of Practice (CoP) indicates that such groups can offer extensive peer mentoring at one teaching-oriented state university in the United States. Using a…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, College Faculty, Questionnaires
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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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Tollefson-Hall, Karin; Pfeiler-Wunder, Amy; Hsieh, Kevin; Henry, Carole – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
Four faculty members of varying rank provide insight into beginning a career as a faculty member and the tenure process based on their experiences at three distinct universities in the United States. Examples of evaluation processes and documentation of activities are provided. Institutional support systems for teaching and scholarship are…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Mentors, Faculty Evaluation
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Smith, Justin M. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2013
This study explores the climate for teaching at a major Midwest research university. Teaching climate is generally defined as the shared perceptions of current organizational processes that affect the institutional environment for teaching (Peterson et al., 1991; Tagiuri, 1968). Three types of distinguished teaching awards were used to select…
Descriptors: Awards, Teacher Attitudes, Institutional Environment, Semi Structured Interviews
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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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Helm, Matt; Campa, Henry, III; Moretto, Kristin – Journal of Faculty Development, 2012
This study sought to uncover the career readiness and professional development needs of Ph.D. students at a large, Midwestern research university. Findings indicate that career goals of graduate students change over time, skill preparation for academic and non-academic careers continues to be inadequate for many students and professional…
Descriptors: Socialization, Professional Development, Career Development, Career Guidance
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