To Improve the Academy

Author: James E. Groccia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111828285X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An annual publication of the Professional and OrganizationalDevelopment Network in Higher Education (POD), To Improve theAcademy offers a resource for improvement in higher educationto faculty and instructional development staff, department chairs,faculty, deans, student services staff, chief academic officers,and educational consultants. Contents include: Professional development for geographically dispersedfaculty Implementing a learning consortium for communication andchange Faculty engagement in program-level outcomes assessment What educational developers need to know aboutfaculty-artists Exploring the spiritual roots of midcareer faculty Raising funds from faculty for faculty development centers Mentoring in higher education Tough-love consulting in order to effect change Research on the impact of educational development Examining effective faculty practice Insights on millennial students Contemplative pedagogy of teaching and learning centers Faculty and student perspectives on course evaluationterminology Questions about student ratings Small-group individual diagnosis to improve onlineinstruction Supporting international faculty Complex ecologies of diversity, identity, teaching, andlearning Organizational strategies for fostering faculty racialinclusion The truth about students' capacity for multitasking Tweeting: the 2011 POD HBCUFDN Conference Twitterbackchannel Designing active learning with flexible technology

To Improve the Academy

Author: Judith E. Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118145313
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), To Improve the Academy offers a resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development staff, department chairs, faculty, deans, student services staff, chief academic officers, and educational consultants. Contents include: Graduate student internships as a pathway to the profession of educational development Preparing faculty to develop hybrid courses Writing groups for work-life balance A faculty learning community approach to tenure and promotion Helping faculty integrate citizenship into the curriculum Students' perspectives on enhancing communication with faculty Effecting change in limited-control classroom environments A laboratory research group model for the scholarship of teaching and learning Institutional encouragement of the scholarship of teaching and learning Multiple definitions of critical thinking Faculty development and governance collaborating on curriculum revision Academic dishonesty among international students Serving veterans with disabilities Working with psychologically impaired faculty Leadership development for faculty of color Diffusing the impact of tokenism on faculty of color Difficult Dialogues for cross-cultural faculty development Faculty development beyond instructional development Fundraising by teaching centers Evaluation of teaching and learning centers Faculty development career disruptions Emergent shifts in the faculty development portfolio

To Improve the Academy

Author: Catherine M. Wehlburg
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982653
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An annual publication of the Professional and OrganizationalDevelopment (POD) Network in Higher Education, volume 22 of ToImprove the Academy is a collection of articles that focus onthe role of faculty, instructional, and organizational developmentin ensuring excellence in education. Recognizing the urgency causedby a recent rash of budget and staff cuts and falling courseenrollment, the authors provide new perspectives on how to addressthe growing need for providing quality, effective higher education. The book is divided into six sections: Section I, Past, Present, and Future of SoTL: provides anoverview of the scholarship of teaching and learning Section II, Assessment and Faculty Development: presentstested methods for assessing both student learning and the impactof faculty development Section III, Curriculum Design and Evaluation: describesdifferent tools for redesigning curriculum and improving studentlearning Section IV, Faculty Development Tools: presents models forenhancing current methods of faculty development Section V, Student Learning and Faculty Development: focuseson helping faculty work with students to enhance and improve theirlearning Section VI, Faculty Development with Part-Time Instructors:includes ideas for integrating adjunct faculty and graduatestudents into the life of an institution This book makes sense of how the changing climate in highereducation is affecting how, when, and in what circumstancesAmerican students are learning. It offers an essential resource forimprovement in higher education to faculty and instructionaldevelopment staff, department chairs, deans, student servicesstaff, chief academic officers, and educational consultants.

To Improve the Academy

Author: Sandra Chadwick-Blossey
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982899
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An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, volume 24 of To Improve the Academy is a selection of articles on faculty development that collectively serve as a resource for academic administrators, faculty developers, full- and part-time faculty, instructional technologists, educational consultants, and institutional researchers. The authors describe their work toward institutional change in order to explore successful practices in faculty development that readers might adapt for use in their own institutions. To Improve the Academy, Volume 24, provides examples and advice designed to help readers become engaged members of their institutions and communities, as well as effective teachers who regard student learning as central to their work. The book includes essays on topics such as Culture, creativity, and communication in the academy Surviving marketplace forces on higher educational The demand for heterogeneity in college teaching A theory-based integrative model for learning and motivation Tailoring faculty development programs to faculty career stages Promoting community and professional growth for diverse faculty Creating engaged departments Faculty-centered program development and eManagement Helping faculty teach better through sequenced activities Learning communities for first-year faculty This book provides guidance for professionals who have an interest in promoting excellence in teaching and learning through faculty and organizational development.

A guide to faculty development

Author: Kay Herr Gillespie
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Assembled and written under the auspices of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, this book is a fundamental resource for faculty developers, as well as for faculty and administrators interested in promoting and sustaining faculty development within their institution. Based on POD's classic volume. A Handbook for New Practitioners, this new book offers up-to-date and relevant information on a range of faculty development topics, including Setting up a faculty development program by examining organizational options, program types, and ten principles of good practice in creating and sustaining teaching and learning centers Assessing teaching practices: the evaluation process, individual consultation, classroom observation, and small group instructional diagnosis Practical strategies to consider in promoting a faculty development program, staging successful workshops, producing newsletters, using technology, and creating a positive classroom climate Reaching specific audiences such as department chairs and poor teachers Using problem-based learning Addressing diversity issues in the classroom, implementing multicultural faculty development activities, and including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people How to establish a successful faculty development committee

Peer review of teaching

Author: Nancy Van Note Chism
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982257
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Peer review, when done well, has been seen to reinvigorate teaching, provide detailed appraisal, and enrich evidence on which decisions about compensation and promotion are made. In this concise, yet comprehensive book, Nancy Van Note Chism offers a framework for the use of peer review; lists the tasks involved in setting up a peer-review program; and provides guidelines, protocols, checklists, and reproducible rating forms for reviewing course materials, classroom performance and non-course teaching activities, such as overall departmental teaching efforts and teaching portfolios. She addresses institution-level issues: policies about peer review; responsibilities of administrators, reviewers, and reviewees; and the components of an effective peer-review system. The book is offered in the hope that providing examples and forms will not reduce the important work of peer review to mere forms or rigid procedures, but will empower faculty to articulate standards, perform their reviews systematically, and realize that engaging in peer reviews can be an approachable, helpful task. Peer reviews are rooted in the foundational approach of teaching as communal work that opens dialogue, probes assumptions, encourages sharing, and creates a culture that supports and sustains good teaching.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503742
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.