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Collaborative Application of the Adaptive Mentorship© Model: The Professional and Personal Growth within a Research Triad
This article aims to describe a qualitative action research study into the collective experiences of establishing a mentoring culture within a research triad consisting of a university professor together with a doctoral student and a master’s level student who served as research assistants (RA). The authors believe the establishment of the mentoring culture facilitated the identification of individual needs within the triad, which in turn allowed for increased confidence, adaptive support, and appropriate skills development necessary for all members to contribute to the successful completion of the project. The authors concluded that the application of the model to graduate RAships with multiple participants might lead to enhancement of working environments and professional growth due to multiple contact-points and exposures to specific tasks or skill-sets around which the work is organized.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2015
This article chronicles the work of the California State University Digital Ambassador Program (DA), a Faculty Learning Community (FLC). This program brought together 13 faculty members across the state to create ongoing, targeted spaces of support for colleagues and educational partners to learn about innovative technological and pedagogical practices on their respective campuses. Three different faculty development activities within teacher education are analyzed: (a) a faculty study hall model, (b) preservice classroom activities, and (c) large-scale professional development activities.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2015
This study examines student participation in curriculum design at course and programme levels at three higher education institutes at UK, Ireland and USA. Case study methodology and critical theory provided the framework for the research study. This research has outlined a range of different approaches to co-creating curricula. In these examples, student participation has been reported to increase levels of individual and collective student responsibility for their learning, and enhance student performance and teachers’ satisfaction.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2015
The goal of this article is to examine diversified mentoring relationships (DMRs) at a mid-sized Midwestern state university (MMSU) in the USA. The author conducted semi-structured interviews with 14 MMSU faculty members and professional personnel who comprised seven diversified mentoring dyads. The author used a thematic analysis of the data, grounded in the literature on developmental relationships and relational dialectics theory (RDT). The findings reveal tensions that diversified mentoring dyads experienced, as well as communication strategies that dyad members used to manage these tensions.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2015
Response to Intervention Preparation for Preservice Teachers: What Is the Status for Midwest Institutions of Higher Education
This study presents an exploratory investigation of current preparation of preservice teachers related to response to intervention (RTI) in institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) Regional Resource and Federal Centers (RRFCs) North Central Region and Pennsylvania. The authors found special education faculty indicating high agreement on many items related to preservice preparation to implement RTI.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2015
This article describes a multiyear collaboration between two faculty members. that began with a training relationship and expanded into co-teaching. From this experience, the authors widened their knowledge of resources, added to their teaching repertoire, and created new projects and assignments. Over time, this professional experience has grown into an exchange of roles and responsibilities. The authors conclude with a list of specific lessons learned or tips for other faculty considering such collaboration.
Updated: Jun. 21, 2015
Community of Practice in Action: SEDA as a Learning Community for Educational Developers in Higher Education
The Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) was formed in 1993. SEDA was set up to support members of the emergent profession of educational development, originally in the UK and subsequently internationally. This article explores how colleagues working in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), to improve assessment, learning and teaching practices, became, through SEDA, an active and engaged community. The authors argue that there are different forms of communities of practice and professional learning communities such as practice-based, task-based and knowledge-based groups and SEDA’s sub-communities work in each of these areas. The authors conclude that SEDA’s ongoing existence as an organisation as well as a community of practice will rely on its ability to take in its stride a radically changing higher education environment.
Updated: May. 04, 2015
Still Flies in Buttermilk: Black Male Faculty, Critical Race Theory, and Composite Counterstorytelling
The current essay employs composite counterstorytelling to narrate the experiences of black male faculty on traditionally white campuses. Through the protagonist, who is a black male Assistant Professor, the authors reflect on how his daily experiences incite racial battle fatigue, feed into imposter syndrome, and circumvent an inclusive campus community.
Updated: Apr. 13, 2015
The purpose of this study was to describe the use of service-learning (SL) by special education faculty at 4-year colleges and universities across the United States. This study also aimed to determine faculty attitudes and beliefs about the application of SL in special education. Results show that faculty represented a wide range of institutions and had varying levels of SL experience. There was variability in beliefs about and implementation of SL across faculty. Barriers to incorporating SL in courses and research were minimal.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2014
The present study sought to add to the knowledge base of the extent and severity of the chronic special education (SE) faculty shortage. The most important finding from this study indicates that although demand markers have improved in the last 10 years, retirements across all SE programs are predicted to increase by 21% per year between 2011 and 2017.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2014