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Cross-Cultural Peer Mentoring: Increasing White Faculty Adjustment At Black Colleges, Dave A. Louis Jan 2015

Cross-Cultural Peer Mentoring: Increasing White Faculty Adjustment At Black Colleges, Dave A. Louis

Dave A Louis

No abstract provided.


Faculty Agency: Departmental Contexts That Matter In Faculty Careers, Corbin M. Campbell, Kerryann O'Meara Jun 2013

Faculty Agency: Departmental Contexts That Matter In Faculty Careers, Corbin M. Campbell, Kerryann O'Meara

KerryAnn O'Meara

In a modern context of constrained resources and high demands, faculty exert agency to strategically navigate their careers (Baez 2000a; Neumann et al. 2006). Guided by the O’Meara et al. (2011) framework on agency in faculty professional lives, this study used Structural Equation Modeling to investigate which departmental factors (perceptions of tenure and promotion process, work-life climate, transparency, person-department fit, professional development resources, and collegiality) influenced faculty agentic perspective and agentic action. Results showed that faculty perceptions of certain departmental contexts do matter in faculty career agency, such as work-life climate, person-department fit, and professional development resources. These contexts ...


Inquiry Methods For Critical Consciousness And Self-Change, Edlyn V. Peña Jan 2012

Inquiry Methods For Critical Consciousness And Self-Change, Edlyn V. Peña

Edlyn V. Peña

This study investigates faculty members' experiences in a 20-month inquiry project that provided them with structured opportunities to (a) interview students of color about their educational journey, and (b) meet with other faculty members as a collaborative inquiry team to discuss student interview findings. Changes in faculty members were documented through faculty interviews, observations of inquiry meetings, and faculty's reflective journal entries. Findings revealed that faculty members developed an intimate knowledge of students' experiences coupled with an understanding of the broader social implications of being a student of color. They developed a critical consciousness and practical knowledge that informed ...


Faculty Sense Of Agency In Decisions About Work And Family, Kerryann O'Meara, Corbin M. Campbell Jan 2011

Faculty Sense Of Agency In Decisions About Work And Family, Kerryann O'Meara, Corbin M. Campbell

KerryAnn O'Meara

No abstract provided.


Engagement For All: The First-Year Experiences Program At The University Of Minnesota's College Of Education And Human Development, Michael J. Stebleton, Rashne Jehangir Jan 2010

Engagement For All: The First-Year Experiences Program At The University Of Minnesota's College Of Education And Human Development, Michael J. Stebleton, Rashne Jehangir

Michael J. Stebleton

This article details the FYE program in the College of Education and Human Development, located at the University of Minnesota-TC. The focus is on student engagement strategies and learning objectives for first-year students.


Promoting Student Engagement In A Large First-Year Inquiry Program: Keys To Success, Michael J. Stebleton, Gary Peter, Murray Jensen Jan 2010

Promoting Student Engagement In A Large First-Year Inquiry Program: Keys To Success, Michael J. Stebleton, Gary Peter, Murray Jensen

Michael J. Stebleton

This articles describes a first-year experience program at the University of Minnesota-TC that focuses on exploring "food issues" from interdisciplinary perspectives. Strategies for student engagement and tools for pedagogy are provided.


La Profesión Académica En México: Un Oficio En Proceso De Reconfiguración, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Manuel Gil-Antón Jul 2009

La Profesión Académica En México: Un Oficio En Proceso De Reconfiguración, Jesús F. Galaz-Fontes, Manuel Gil-Antón

Jesús Francisco Galaz Fontes

Este trabajo forma parte de la investigación internacional que estudia la reconfiguración de la profesión académica en más de 20 países, The changing academic profesión (CAP). Explora las formas específicas en las que este proceso de transformación del oficio académico ha ocurrido en México. La comparación entre los rasgos de esta actividad profesional –centrada en la academia en las instituciones de educación superior, al inicio de los años 90 del siglo XX y con las características que ahora presenta– arroja luz, preguntas y conjeturas ante un cambio notable, así como líneas de continuidad que es preciso reconocer y explicar. La ...


Motivation For Faculty Community Engagement: Learning From Exemplars, Kerryann O'Meara Jan 2008

Motivation For Faculty Community Engagement: Learning From Exemplars, Kerryann O'Meara

KerryAnn O'Meara

This explorative study examines the motivations of sixty- eight faculty exemplars in community engagement. Analysis of personal narrative essays reveals a great diversity in personal and professional motivation, including but not limited to the desire to teach well, personal commitments to specific issues, neighborhoods, and people, a perceived fit between community engagement and disciplinary goals, and a desire for meaningful collaboration. This study reports the first phase in a multiphase study and finds that faculty exemplars have a rich reservoir of motivations that are both intrinsic and extrinsic, rooted in personal goals and identity as well as some organizational cultures ...


An Integrated Model For Advancing The Scholarship Of Engagement: Creating Academic Homes For The Engaged Scholar, Lorilee R. Sandmann, John Saltmarsh, Kerryann O'Meara Jan 2008

An Integrated Model For Advancing The Scholarship Of Engagement: Creating Academic Homes For The Engaged Scholar, Lorilee R. Sandmann, John Saltmarsh, Kerryann O'Meara

KerryAnn O'Meara

A new integrated model is offered for the preparation of future faculty that addresses the transformation of institutions of higher education into supportive environments for the next generation of engaged scholars. Drawing on the knowledge bases of the scholarship of engagement, institutional change, preparing future faculty, the role of disciplinary associations, and promising practice for institutional engagement, the model provides a framework for approaches that would prepare individuals (primarily doctoral students and early career faculty) as learners of engagement while instigating and catalyzing institutions as learning organizations.


Ethical Dilemmas In African American Faculty Representation, J. Luke Wood Dr. Jan 2008

Ethical Dilemmas In African American Faculty Representation, J. Luke Wood Dr.

J. Luke Wood, PhD

No abstract provided.


Faculty Role Integration And Community Engagement: Harmony Or Cacophony?, Alan H. Bloomgarden, Kerryann O'Meara Jan 2007

Faculty Role Integration And Community Engagement: Harmony Or Cacophony?, Alan H. Bloomgarden, Kerryann O'Meara

KerryAnn O'Meara

Colleges and universities that aim to sustain or expand community partnerships and institutionalize civic engagement face important faculty challenges. Faculty adoption of community-based pedagogies and research approaches, in turn, faces important practical and conceptual barriers, as engagement activities appear in competition with expected teaching, research, and service roles. Semi-structured interviews with 29 faculty members at one private liberal arts college, all of whom engaged in teaching, research, and/or service in their local community within a broadly supportive institutional environment, explored whether and how faculty achieved integration among teaching, research achievement. Findings reveal three faculty orientations toward integration of teaching ...


Stepping Up: How One Faculty Learning Community Influenced Faculty Members' Understanding And Use Of Active-Learning Methods And Course Design, Kerryann O'Meara Jan 2007

Stepping Up: How One Faculty Learning Community Influenced Faculty Members' Understanding And Use Of Active-Learning Methods And Course Design, Kerryann O'Meara

KerryAnn O'Meara

The author assesses what effects the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Teacher Education Collaborative (STEMTEC) Faculty Fellows learning community program had over the course of an academic year on fellows' familiarity with and use of active-learning methods and course design. Based on surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations, and analysis of portfolios, the study concludes that the program had significant positive effects on participants' familiarity with and use of active-learning methods. Evidence suggests that fellows made substantial changes to their courses to improve student learning. The author discusses how changes occurred, how they might be linked to improved student learning, and ...


The Faculty Writing Place: A Room Of Our Own, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Peter Elbow Dec 2006

The Faculty Writing Place: A Room Of Our Own, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Peter Elbow

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

The article presents information about the program called "Professors as Writers" at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. The objective of the program is to provide a quiet and comfortable working place for faculty to write. This program was started 15 year back to help the faculty members to write more productively. The organizers of the program invite all college teachers to sign up for the dates and times that suit them at the beginning of the semester. The program sets aside structured time and space for the faculty to write.


Preparing Future Faculty For Community Engagement: Barriers, Facilitators, Models, And Recommendations, Kerryann O'Meara, Audrey J. Jaeger Jan 2006

Preparing Future Faculty For Community Engagement: Barriers, Facilitators, Models, And Recommendations, Kerryann O'Meara, Audrey J. Jaeger

KerryAnn O'Meara

This article considers the historical and current national context for integrating community engagement into graduate education. While it might be argued that most graduate education contributes generally to society by advancing knowledge, we are referring here to community engagement that involves some reciprocal interaction between graduate education (through students and faculty) and the public, an interaction that betters both the discipline and the public or set of stakeholders for whom the work is most relevant. The authors survey and synthesize the literature on the history of graduate education in the United States and assess current barriers to and facilitators of ...


Aligning Faculty Reward Systems And Development To Promote Faculty And Student Growth, Kerryann O'Meara, Larry Braskamp Jan 2005

Aligning Faculty Reward Systems And Development To Promote Faculty And Student Growth, Kerryann O'Meara, Larry Braskamp

KerryAnn O'Meara

How can higher education inspire and reinforce greater faculty involvement in the life of the “whole student” given current constraints on and expectations for faculty work? Research from two recent national surveys of chief academic officers on faculty work sheds light on this question by highlighting current faculty employment conditions and expectations. Additional recent research is reviewed to link faculty expectations with student growth. Implications for faculty development that will best serve student needs are explored.


Effective Approaches To New Faculty Development, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Jun 1994

Effective Approaches To New Faculty Development, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

The author provides research-based and practical advice on how to foster the career development of new and junior faculty. She first reviews who the new and junior faculty are and highlights research findings on the work and career experiences of these faculty members. She then describes model programs and successful strategies to support the newest members of the professoriat, including exemplary programs for orientation, mentoring, research, and teaching development.