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To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development, Volume 31

James E. Groccia (Editor), Laura Cruz (Associate Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-25781-4
400 pages
October 2012, Jossey-Bass
To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development, Volume 31 (1118257812) cover image
The development of students is a fundamental purpose of higher education and requires for its success effective advising, teaching, leadership, and management. This annual volume offers examples and resources for the enrichment of all educational developers.

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About the Authors xiii

Preface xxix

Acknowledgments xxxv

Ethical Guidelines for Educational Developers xxxvii
PART ONE

Broadening Our Scope

1. Professional Development for Geographically
Dispersed Faculty: Emerging Trends, Organizational Challenges, and Considerations for the Future 3
Emily Donnelli-Sallee, Amber Dailey-Hebert, B. Jean Mandernach

2 Implementing a University Learning Consortium for Shared Communication and Proactive Campus Change 21
David W. Schumann, Dorian Stiefel, Michelle Corvette, Chutney W. Guyton

3 Faculty Engagement in Program-Level Outcomes
Assessment: A Learning Process 37
Elizabeth L. Evans

PART TWO

Reaching Out to New Audiences

4 What Educational Developers Need to Know About Faculty-Artists in the Academy 55
Natasha Haugnes, Hoag Holmgren, Martin Springborg

5 An Exploration of the Spiritual Roots of the Midcareer Faculty Experience 69
Virginia S. Lee, Dorothe J. Bach, Richard N. Muthiah

6 The Donors Next Door: Raising Funds from Faculty for Faculty Development Centers 85
Genevieve G. Shaker, Megan M. Palmer

PART THREE

Building Effective Relationships

7 The Gentle Art of Mentoring in Higher Education: Facilitating Success in the Academic World 103
Nancy H. Barry

8 Tough-Love Consulting: Using a Provocative Consultation Style to Effect Change 115
Allison P. Boye, Suzanne Tapp

9 Researching the Impact of Educational Development: Basis for Informed Practice 129
Nancy Van Note Chism, Matthew Holley, Cameron J. Harris

PART FOUR

Practicing Innovative Teaching and Learning

10 Examining Effective Faculty Practice: Teaching Clarity and Student Engagement 149
Allison BrckaLorenz, Tony Ribera, Jillian Kinzie, Eddie R. Cole

11 Millennial Students: Insights from Generational Theory and Learning Science 161
Michele DiPietro

12 Contemplative Pedagogy: The Special Role of Teaching and Learning Centers 177
Daniel Barbezat, Allison Pingree

PART FIVE

Assessing Student Learning

13 A Comparison of Faculty and Student Perspectives on Course Evaluation Terminology 195
Carol Lauer

14 Time to Raise Questions About Student Ratings 213
Linda B. Nilson

15 Using Small Group Individual Diagnosis to Improve Online Instruction 229
Jennifer H. Herman, Melissa Langridge

PART SIX

Setting a Context for Promoting Diversity

16. Supporting International Faculty: Perspectives of a Tiger Teacher Who Adapted to the American Classroom, a Colleague, and an Administrator 247
Cuiting Li, Sterling K. Wall, Marty Loy, Kelly Schoonaert

17 Understanding Intersecting Processes: Complex Ecologies of Diversity, Identity, Teaching, and Learning 261
Kristen A. Renn

18 Organizational Strategies for Fostering Faculty Racial Inclusion 277
Dannielle Joy Davis, Edward J. Brantmeier, Roben Torosyan, Hyacinth E. Findlay

PART SEVEN

Integrating Technology into Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development

19 Please Read While Texting and Driving 295
C. Edward Watson, Krista P. Terry, Peter E. Doolittle

20 Tweeting #PODHBCU: Content and Process of the 2011 POD HBCUFDN Conference Twitter Backchannel 311
Mary C. Wright, Rachel K. Niemer, Derek Bruff, Katherine Valle

21 Collaborating with Faculty to Design Active Learning with Flexible Technology 329
Beth A. Fisher, Kathryn G. Miller, William E. Buhro, Deborah J. Frank, Regina F. Frey

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THE EDITORS
James E. Groccia, former president of POD, is director of the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and associate professor of higher education at Auburn University.

Laura Cruz is director of the Coulter Faculty Commons and associate professor of history at Western Carolina University.

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February 06, 2013
To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development, Volume 31

TO IMPROVE THE ACADEMY

Volume 31

San Francisco, CA - The development of students is a fundamental purpose of higher education and requires for its success effective advising, teaching, leadership and management. 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. 

An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), the book is a mix of big-picture themes, national developments, and examples of effective faculty development initiatives from a variety of schools.  It describes the ways in which faculty development is changing and offers insight on how to manage these changes.  Additionally the book discusses:

  • Professional development for geographically dispersed faculty
  • Implementing a learning consortium for communication and change
  • Faculty engagement in program-level outcomes assessment
  • Raising funds from faculty for faculty development centers
  • Research on the impact of educational development
  • Insights on millennial students
  • Faculty and student perspectives on course evaluation terminology

TO IMPROVE THE ACADEMY is essential resource for improvement in higher education to faculty and instructional development.

 

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