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Hay, Michael T.; Deutsch, Peter – Journal of Faculty Development, 2005
The experiences of a chemistry professor and a physics professor at a regional branch campus of Penn State University are described. In both instances, the faculty members had previously served as teaching assistants at a research intensive institution, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The unique pedagogical struggles involved in…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Teaching Assistants, College Faculty, College Science
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Rossi, Michael A., Jr.; Finkelstein, Martin; Hu, Shouping – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Reports on effects of educational interventions on faculty and administration knowledge of, and attitude toward, student course evaluations. Aims to assess whether attitudes can be changed through education. Results suggest that interventions were effective, and even moderate instruction had the effect of improving attitudes toward student…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development
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Hardy, James C.; Jones, Dennis; Turner, Sandy – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Provides overview of process of switching from paper-based grade reporting to computer-based grading. Authors found that paperless grading decreased number of errors, made student access more immediate, and reduced costs incurred by purchasing and storing grade-scanning sheets. Authors also argue that direct entry grading encourages faculty to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
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Davis, Gayle; Foley, Barbara Jo; Horn, Eileen; Neal, Ed; Redman, Richard; Van Riper, Marcia – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Describes the process by which one institution created a comprehensive faculty development program by systematically following general guidelines drawn from the literature. Makes recommendations for developing a task force and initiating a program. Design and development of program conforms to four generic characteristics of faculty development…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Improvement Programs
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King, Kathleen P.; Lawler, Patricia A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Uses quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze interview and survey data concerning best practices, goals, purposes, and influences among faculty developers in the U.S. and Canada. Presents the current state of the field, an interpretation of its meaning, and recommendations for future directions. Authors sent out 976 surveys; 249 were…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement
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Miller, Michale T.; Bai, Kang – Journal of Faculty Development, 2003
Attempts to identify the impact of one sabbatical recipient's leave on those around the faculty member, including fellow faculty, department chairs, deans, other administrators, and students. Examines outcomes in relation to teaching, campus citizenship, and research. Research instrument is appended. (Contains 15 references, two figures, and three…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation
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Robertson, Douglas Reimondo – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Discusses the teaching perspective of Systemocentrism, or teacher/learner-centeredness, and two of its main elements: (1) attention to teachers' and learners' inner experience; and (2) attention to the intersubjective systems that develop among teachers and learners. Suggests that Systemocentrism provides faculty developers with a new tool for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Pemberton, Freida Lorraine Nash – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Focuses on the benefits provided by telecommunication and the adaptation of distance learning models in higher education. Argues that distance learning is cost-effective, time-effective, accessible, and flexible, and that varying student populations and a changing economy make distance education a vital new tool. (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lockhart, Marilyn; Borland, Kenneth W., Jr. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Reports on a study of critical thinking goals in senior capstone courses. Finds that: (1) independent research and group projects are the most effective methods to teach critical thinking, according to faculty; and (2) students felt that they expanded their intellectual curiosity and learned to think more effectively because of these courses.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Courses
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King, Kathleen P. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Reports on a study of 17 professors from graduate schools of education. Finds that: (1) 71% experienced a perspective transformation in the context of learning and using technology for educational purposes; and (2) learning technology by itself does not seem to facilitate perspective transformation--rather, classroom practice and reflection prompt…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, College Faculty, College Instruction, Community Colleges
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Murray, Joseph L.; Kagan, R. Shane; Snider, Brian R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Describes the results of two studies aimed at determining how experienced and inexperienced resident assistants (R.A.) respond to training that is both theoretical and practical in nature. Reports greater overall satisfaction with the practical content than with the theoretical. Contains17 references. (NB)
Descriptors: College Housing, Community Colleges, Peer Influence, Professional Development
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Eodice, Michele; Cramer, Sharon – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Presents the results of a study of a one-year campus-wide writing program designed to raise the confidence and productivity of campus faculty and professional staff members. Stresses the importance of senior faculty acting as mentors. Discusses benefits of a program that seeks to involve participants from all parts of campus. (Contains 24…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Cooperation
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King, Kathleen P. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Describes the case study of a course that used a hybrid (face-to-face and online) technological format to illustrate a new model of reflective practice in professional development. Argues that faculty should consider where they are taking technology rather than vice versa. (Contains 21 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Murray, John P. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Argues that, although student evaluation of instruction is ubiquitous at colleges and universities, evaluations are rarely used for formative evaluation. Offers a guide for faculty use of student evaluations for the improvement of teaching. Suggests ways of finding meaning in both the numbers and student comments. (Contains 14 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Professional Development, Student Evaluation
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Andrews, Hans A.; Licata, Christine M.; Harris, B. Jo – Journal of Faculty Development, 2001
Discusses the results of a national study of 930 (response rate 71%) community colleges' evaluation methods for faculty who have achieved tenure or who have long-term status. Identifies current practices and perceptions regarding post-tenure faculty reviews in community colleges. Asserts that faculty evaluation practices need to be changed if they…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development
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