The Journal of Faculty Development

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, May

College Teachers' Instructional Practices: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument, the College Teachers' Instructional Practices (CTIP), which was designed to measure college teachers' instructional practices in terms of teacher-centered or student-centered teaching...
Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration to Engage Diverse Researchers
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...
Faculty Perspectives on Baldwin and Chang's Mid-Career Faculty Development Model
The purpose of this study was to determine the merit and applicability of the mid-career faculty development model proposed by Baldwin and Chang (2006). A total of 7 associate and 10 full professors participated in semi-structured interviews. Categories...
Feeding Many Birds with One Bowl: Collaborative Inquiry as a Context for Faculty Development
Collaborative inquiry among faculty focused on common teaching and learning questions can result in a rich array of outcomes. This paper reports on Digital Literacies, a collaborative inquiry project focused on infusing the use of computers and collaborative...
If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them: Emphasizing Writing Instruction and Online Learning in Faculty Professional Development
Innovations in faculty development, particularly those that make the most of available technologies, are essential. "Learning is a social activity and we are social beings; and everything is connected" (Trammel & Bruce, 2008). Finding methods for...
Lessons Learned in Interdisciplinary Professional Development Designed to Promote the Teaching of Quantitative Literacy
In this paper, we will describe the challenges and insights gained from conducting professional development workshops aimed at helping faculty prepare materials to support the development of students' quantitative skills in different disciplinary contexts....
LINKEDIN TRILOGY: Part 1. Top 10 Reasons You Should NOT Join LinkedIn Professional Network!
Disclaimer: I have been an active "free" user of LinkedIn for 5.463 years with more than 3000 (1st degree) connections from all over the world. I have no vested interest in LinkedIn other than as a user of the services it provides. Despite the fact that...
Staffing of Teaching and Learning Centers in the United States: Indicators of Institutional Support for Faculty Development
This quantitative study reports data from nearly 200 teaching and learning development units (TLDUs), regarding their current staffing levels compared to the number of FTE faculty and FTE student enrollment. The study found that these staffing ratios...
Teaching Assistant Development through a Fresh Lens: A Self-Determination Framework
Self-determination Theory (SDT) presents critical constructs and processes for understanding and improving human learning and development. Though actively utilized as a theoretical framework for K-12 and adult training research, it has been virtually...