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

  • Publish Date: 2010-10-19
  • Binding: Paperback
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To Improve the Academy, Volume 29

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:

  • North American graduate student professional development programs

  • Self-reflection through peer observation

  • Support needs of university adjunct lecturers

  • Supporting full-time non-tenure-track faculty

  • Multimedia case stories of exemplary teaching for faculty development

  • Social intelligence development of faculty

  • Collaborative learning and the transformation of faculty identity

  • A coaching-based framework for individual consultations

  • A reflective framework for collaborative development

  • Intersecting identities and the work of faculty development

  • Using class time on the first day of class

  • The effects of midcourse evaluation

  • Peer review and evaluation for online course development

  • Using data from syllabi review to inform faculty development

  • Social capital and the campus community

  • A professional development model cocreated by faculty and undergraduates

  • Students supporting faculty development

  • A teaching assistant consultant program

  • An international study of the preparation of educational developers

  • Distribution of teaching-learning development units in higher education

  • The scholarship of faculty development

  • International engagement as educational developers in the United States