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Studying the “I” in our Teaching and Learning: Influences of Identity on Pedagogy for Faculty of Color at a Rural University
The authors report how the cultural identities of three Black professors influence their pedagogy at a rural, predominantly white, university in the USA. This study includes the voices of two other colleagues as critical friends to the discourse to facilitate perspective and completeness. Findings from the study revealed that the sense of being or identity did contribute to pedagogical style, perceptions of and responses to personal and professional challenges, including interactions with colleagues. The authors recommend the use of co-auto-ethnographic self-study with critical friends as an important methodology to guide faculty members as they engage in social justice teaching practices.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2011
Storying the Terroir of Collaborative Writing: Like Wine and Food, a Unique Pairing of Mentoring Minds
The authors, two faculty members in a Canadian post-secondary teacher education context, inquired into their collaborative writing process initiated through an informal faculty mentoring relationship. By using a metaphor of carefully pairing exquisite wine with fine food, the authors convey the mutual co-construction of their lived experiences that evolve through relational writing. The authors conclude by noting critical issues and implications regarding collaborative writing that offer insight into the importance of honoring collaborative scholarship within academic contexts.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
This reflective essay describes the author's acknowledgement in his most influential co-mentors—former dissertation supervisees and long since colleagues—who helped form the “we” that is him. The responsive form of learning in partnership enacted a version of collective action among equals. The author became a collaborative arts-based-educational researcher-mentor: a hyphenated collection of selves. Since having returned to Australia, the author co-mentors early career academics seeking to publish and use writing as and for their professional development.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
The current paper will report on a faculty mentoring experience aimed at familiarizing two professors with Second Life. In addition, the article will report on engaging in a collaborative effort to understand how Second Life can be used in language learning and general education settings. The perspectives of both mentor and mentees will be discussed and the lessons learned will be shared.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
Knowledge Construction and Personal Relationship: Insights About a UK University Mentoring and Coaching Service
The current article explores a mentoring and coaching service among UK university staff. For this purpose, the author interviewed 12 mentors/coaches and eight of their clients. The author examines the link between the construction of knowledge and personal relationship, considering the personal relationship both of mentor/coach with clients, and among mentors/coaches themselves. The author concludes by considering implications from the findings about mentoring and coaching.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
Perceptions of Special Education Professors and Culturally Linguistically Diverse Doctoral Students on Cohorts
The authors investigate the perceptions related to cohort education models (CEMs) of special education professors and doctoral students. The doctoral program was located in a Carnegie-designated research extensive university in a multicultural, urban area in the southeastern United States. Three themes emerged: (a) Organizational efficiency of CEMs and benefits to student learning outweigh concerns, (b) structure of CEMs impacts students who are not in the CEM, and (c) CEM structure impacts professors.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
Universities generally have clear expectations for teaching and scholarship, and often a faculty member's publications, research and scholarship are the primary factors in tenure and promotion decisions. Many universities do include service as one component in annual reviews as well as in assessing progress toward tenure and promotion. Unfortunately, criteria for evaluating service are often not specified.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
Engaging with Faculty to Develop, Implement, and Pilot Electronic Performance Assessments of Student Teachers Using Mobile Devices
This paper discusses the development and implementation of a technology-supportedstudent teacher performance assessment that supports integration with a larger electronic assessment system. Of the 20 supervisors who were invited to the field test, 18 completed the survey and 8 participated in the focus group. Supervisors were overwhelmingly positive about the experience, the value of the updated assessments, and the ongoing plans to support field observations with mobile technologies. However, issues related to training, support, and trust loom largely for successful adoption, diffusion, and successful use of technology-supported assessments.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2009
Responding to the Challenges Posed by Summative Teacher Candidate Evaluation: A Collaborative Self-Study of Practicum Supervision by Faculty
This collaborative self-study describes how two new faculty members responded to the challenges posed by the teacher candidate evaluation process. Methods used included formal tape-recorded discussions during meetings of the self-study group of newly hired faculty, email correspondence, field notes, feedback from public forums about their work, and teacher candidate insights concerning the practicum evaluation process conducted by faculty.New strategies were developed to address the tensions associated with using summative evaluations in a formative framework and to improve practice during faculty practicum supervision.
Updated: Aug. 25, 2009
The researcher examined the experiences of student tutors, on the periphery of the university teaching community, and reports on the support they need. The findings indicate that faculty and administrators should recognize student tutors' lack of pedagogical and subject expertise, while nurturing their energy, understanding, and closeness to the undergraduate student experience.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2009