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Hale, Enoch; Bessette, Lee Skallerup – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
In the spirit of exploration, this paper discusses the what, why and how of unconferencing and explores its implications as a transformative approach to faculty development in higher education. The authors define an unconference faculty development experience as: a less-structured opportunity for participants to learn and grow by sharing…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Faculty Development, Transformative Learning, Higher Education
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Fowler, Debra; Macik, Maria L.; Sandoval, Carolyn L.; Bakenhus, Chelsea; MacWillie, Sherri – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Traditional professional development related to teaching is offered on a short-term basis and at the individual level. Recent experiences and research studies have led to an organizational level model in which the educational developer forms a sustained partnership with administrators, faculty, staff, and students in a department, offering…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Sustainability, Models, Partnerships in Education
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Carney, Mary A.; Ng, Laura E; Cooper, Tom – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
The future of faculty development rests, in part, on forming guided "communities of practice" to foster the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), which may enhance both scholarly productivity and pedagogical effectiveness. This article will discuss University of North Georgia's SoTL Academy, which bridges geographic and scheduling…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Productivity, Communities of Practice, Videoconferencing
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Irvin, Amanda; Marshall, Kate; Carr, Stephen – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Technology is changing the landscape of higher education. As the editors of this special issue have noted, technology has been particularly useful when trying to solve problems. At Texas Christian University (TCU), we employed technology to create a tool that would help standardize the evaluation of teaching while still offering enough flexibility…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Observation Techniques, Test Construction, Lesson Observation Criteria
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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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Stark, Audriana M.; Smith, Gary A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
The need for faculty development continues to increase despite the limited resources of many developers to serve growing demands. To address this conundrum, we explore existing literature about communities of practice (CoPs) in higher education and case studies of CoPs at our institution as an avenue to extend and supplement future professional…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Literature Reviews, Higher Education
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Hurney, Carol A.; Brantmeier, Edward J.; Good, Megan R.; Harrison, Douglas; Meixner, Cara – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Assessment is a cyclical process within which educators construct outcomes, implement programs, assess constructs such as learning, evaluate results, and utilize results to craft stronger programs and services. Within educational and faculty development, assessment measures program impact on faculty, students, and/or institutional culture.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Sanford, Rania; Kinch, Amy Fowler – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Building on previous studies on the changing nature of faculty work, this article presents a conceptual framework for faculty professional success. The authors report on the perceptions of 300 faculty development professionals regarding the importance of skills in nine competency domains: teaching; research; leadership; diversity, inclusion and…
Descriptors: Planning, Program Development, Faculty Development, Skill Development
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Weber, Nicole L.; Barth, Dylan J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
Members of the UWM CETL online and blended faculty development team share innovative technological and pedagogical strategies that they currently utilize to motivate and assist instructors in developing courses for the online or blended environments, and they discuss the lessons learned from incorporating active learning, open content, bring your…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Teacher Motivation, Faculty Development, Online Courses
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Sievers, Julie – Journal of Faculty Development, 2016
How should educational developers develop their own expertise and skills in the twenty-first century? Today educational developers are drawing on new discoveries in educational research, supporting new pedagogies in many fields, and experimenting with new technologies for teaching and learning. Yet they must do so in a time of uncertain and…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Expertise, Skill Development, Training Methods
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Portnoi, Laura M.; Chlopecki, Ana A. Lima; Peregrina-Kretz, Diliana – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Doctoral student socialization is the process through which emerging scholars are inducted into their academic disciplines and the academic profession. Recent doctoral student socialization literature has expanded upon traditional notions of the process to re-conceptualize it as multidirectional and complex. This study contributes to further…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Socialization, Student Role, Student Surveys
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Troisi, Jordan D.; Leder-Elder, Sadie; Stiegler-Balfour, Jennifer J.; Fleck, Bethany K. B.; Good, Jessica J. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Although it has been shown that mentorship is predictive of more effective teaching and adherence to model teaching criteria for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) (Troisi, Leder-Elder, Stiegler-Balfour, Fleck, Good, in press), little research has examined the differential utility of various types of mentors among university faculty members. We…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, National Surveys, Higher Education
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Reid, Leslie F.; Sexton, Julie; Orsi, Rebecca – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Project Engage (PE) was a 16-month teaching enhancement program offered at a large doctoral-granting university. Participants in this pilot program were full time faculty members who redesigned large enrollment introductory university courses to improve student engagement. To support their redesign projects, participants first received feedback…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learner Engagement, Research Universities, Pilot Projects
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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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Reiser, Robert A.; Moore, Alison L.; Bradley, Terra W.; Walker, Reddick; Zhao, Weinan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Faculty members face increasing pressure to secure external research funding, and as a result, there is a critical need for professional development in this area. This paper describes a series of tools and services that have been designed and implemented by a College of Education Office of Research at a southeastern university in order to help…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Research, Financial Support, College Faculty
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