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Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: Helping Faculty Become Learning-Centered Teachers, Judith Longfield Nov 2014

Critical Transitions In Faculty Learning: Helping Faculty Become Learning-Centered Teachers, Judith Longfield

Judith Longfield

New methodologies of teaching and learning are changing the landscape of higher education. However, faculty are often unaware of the research and continue to rely heavily on lecture. During this interactive session, participants will learn how an extended series, known as the Teaching Academy, transformed instructors’ ideas about effective teaching and their classroom practices. In addition to learning about the impact of the Academy, participants will also consider ways to overcome barriers and implement this type of in-depth faculty development, which did not require additional funding, on their campuses.


Open Education Initiative At Umass Amherst, Charlotte Roh Apr 2014

Open Education Initiative At Umass Amherst, Charlotte Roh

Charlotte Roh

Presentation on the Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst for the Massachusetts Library System event Bending Boundaries: Libraries as Publishers


Off-The-Shelf: E- Book Platforms For Academic Libraries, Audrey Powers Nov 2013

Off-The-Shelf: E- Book Platforms For Academic Libraries, Audrey Powers

Audrey Powers

The presenters of this pre-conference will elaborate on the current state of e-book platforms in academic libraries from a holistic, experiential perspective and present important research findings discovered while preparing for this pre-conference and a future issue of Against The Grain. The topics covered will include an overview of e-book platforms including technical aspects and business models, lending platforms, aggregator platforms, publisher-specific platforms, and university press platforms. At the end of the session we will reconvene into smaller breakout groups which will enable participants to meet with the presenters individually to pose specific questions. The presenters include a variety of ...


Academic And Professional Integrity: New Snake Oil In Old Bottles?, Gordon A. Crews Feb 2013

Academic And Professional Integrity: New Snake Oil In Old Bottles?, Gordon A. Crews

Gordon A Crews

This presentation was given in September of 2005 as Dr. Gordon A. Crews’ presidential address during his year as president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. It is an overview of the issue of academic and professional integrity, or lack thereof, in higher education. The comparison of academics to “snake oil salesmen” of the past is the central focus of this presentation. The presentation also analyzes the issues of integrity and collegiality in the three traditional areas of academics’ professional lives: teaching, research, and service.


I Want A Divorce: When The Professional Becomes Personal In Academics, Angela West Crews, Gordon A. Crews, Mark L. Dantzker, Reid C. Toth, Jeffrey P. Rush Feb 2013

I Want A Divorce: When The Professional Becomes Personal In Academics, Angela West Crews, Gordon A. Crews, Mark L. Dantzker, Reid C. Toth, Jeffrey P. Rush

Angela Crews

Contractual relationships between faculty members and departments are like marriages and tenured relationships like marriages with children. If either party wants out, the implications can be personally and professionally devastating. While faculty quality is periodically evaluated by performance in teaching, scholarship, and service, one’s ability to develop and maintain successful personal relationships within academic environments may impact, even override, acceptable professional performance. Roundtable participants will discuss leaving institutions and being asked to leave institutions due to the personal affecting the professional, seeking other employment after an academic “divorce” ("remarriage"), professional versus personal loyalties, and other related topics.


I Want A Divorce: When The Professional Becomes Personal In Academics, Angela West Crews, Gordon A. Crews, Mark L. Dantzker, Reid C. Toth, Jeffrey P. Rush Feb 2013

I Want A Divorce: When The Professional Becomes Personal In Academics, Angela West Crews, Gordon A. Crews, Mark L. Dantzker, Reid C. Toth, Jeffrey P. Rush

Gordon A Crews

Contractual relationships between faculty members and departments are like marriages and tenured relationships like marriages with children. If either party wants out, the implications can be personally and professionally devastating. While faculty quality is periodically evaluated by performance in teaching, scholarship, and service, one’s ability to develop and maintain successful personal relationships within academic environments may impact, even override, acceptable professional performance. Roundtable participants will discuss leaving institutions and being asked to leave institutions due to the personal affecting the professional, seeking other employment after an academic “divorce” ("remarriage"), professional versus personal loyalties, and other related topics.


Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton Aug 2012

Copyright Overview For Faculty Educational Fair Use & Best Practices, Monica Brooks, Dena Laton

Monica Brooks

No abstract provided.


Learning Spaces, Jan I. Fox Aug 2012

Learning Spaces, Jan I. Fox

Jan I Fox

No abstract provided.


Dr. Sheila Witherspoon Keynote Address, Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D. Oct 2011

Dr. Sheila Witherspoon Keynote Address, Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D.

Sheila Witherspoon Ph.D.

Dr. Sheila Witherspoon addressed over 1,000 doctoral students of color who aspire to become professors. Dr. Witherspoon's opening session keynote address focused on her perseverance in the academy regardless of challenges and obstacles.


We're Looking For A Few Good Students, Charles G. Eberly Jan 2009

We're Looking For A Few Good Students, Charles G. Eberly

Charles G. Eberly

This is a PowerPoint used at several different regional student affairs graduate fairs to recruit new students to graduate study.


Fraternity Affiliation Related To Male Spiritual Development, Charles G. Eberly, Jason Goldfarb Jan 2008

Fraternity Affiliation Related To Male Spiritual Development, Charles G. Eberly, Jason Goldfarb

Charles G. Eberly

No abstract provided.