Search results for: Faculty perspectives
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Faculty as Mentors in Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work: Motivating and Inhibiting Factors
The purpose of this study was to examine faculty engagement in mentoring practices related to the training of undergraduate student researchers. Furthermore, the authors examine the perceived sources of support and barriers to such engagement. The findings reveal three primary supports and challenges. Faculty participants noted internal funds/compensation, student support, and other professional support as instrumental in influencing their decisions to engage as mentors in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative work (URSCW). Conversely, time, inflexibility surrounding compensation, and lack of recognition were the primary challenges noted.
Updated: Oct. 03, 2017
A new book by Leah Shagrir describes a researcher's journey to carry out an ethnographic study. The book describes how the various stops along the way allowed investigation of the research area from a variety of viewpoints, in order to fulfil diverse roles, and to present the research findings in a range of voices: the voice of the teacher educator, the voice of the faculty member, the voice of the ethnographic researcher, and the voice of the student. Using the voice of each role to present the issue allows one to examine it from a unique perspective and to get a broad and deep picture of the research population, process and results. Such a multi-dimensional perspective enables the presentation of a whole; emphasizing experiences, perceptions, values, world views, rules and regulations, culture and life style, interpersonal and intrapersonal relations.
Updated: Oct. 10, 2016
In this article, the authors identified four schools of education in the United States that self-identified as having a fully implemented curriculum for teachers on mobile technology use in PK–12 classrooms. The findings revealed that an institutional commitment to innovation, a belief in the importance of being on the cutting edge, and expectations from local school districts were important motivators for change. Leadership and vision, institutional and administrative support, and the expectation that all faculty members participate in the implementation of the curriculum were important internal characteristics for success. Finally, increasing faculty knowledge about mobile technologies, funding, and finding the correct developmental and instructional approaches were identified as challenges by these institutions.
Updated: Feb. 29, 2016
The author explores how Black faculty mentors make meaning of their engagement with Black undergraduates at an elite US university, while also discussing impediments to establishing mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and undergraduates. The findings suggest that Black faculty at an elite research-intensive institution approached the role of mentor to Black undergraduates in different ways, according to faculty rank, age and gender. The author concludes that even under the constraints of the current system of promotion and tenure, deans and senior faculty can demonstrate the importance of mentoring undergraduate students.
Updated: May. 06, 2013
Changes over Time in Faculty Attitudes, Confidence, and Understanding as Related to Program Assessment
In this article, the authors explore the long-term impact of workshop series on faculty participants’ attitudes, confidence, and understanding as related to program assessment. Data were collected from surveys administered at three points in time. The findings reveal that the positive impact of ongoing, focused professional development in program assessment on faculty understanding, confidence, and attitudes related to program assessment can be sustained and even improved over time.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2012
The purpose of this study is to examine initial concerns of faculty involved in a one-to-one laptop program in an elementary teacher credential program. This study took place at a large state public university in Southern California. Eight instructional faculty and three field supervision faculty participated in this study. Results indicate that, as a group, faculty participants had high-level awareness, management, and impact concerns, yet highest concerns for individual faculty varied. Data pointed to three major implications regarding technology-rich teacher education and faculty issues to be addressed for program success.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify, describe, and analyze the changes in one college of education, including programs, policies, and practices related to partnership reform efforts. The primary question was as follows: What changes do persons in the educational system perceive as a result of their involvement in PDS work? To begin this study, the authors reviewed the extant research on changes resulting from PDS work. The authors then considered Bronfenbrenner's (1979) theory of ecological influence to provide a framework for understanding the various perspectives provided by participants in differing roles at the university.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2009
This descriptive study investigated the benefits and costs of using electronic portfolios (EPs) in preservice teacher education. Grounded within change theory, the study examined the perspectives of faculty in six programs in which EPs have been used on a large scale for two or more years.
Updated: Jul. 14, 2008