To Improve The Academy: Resources For Faculty, Instructional, And Organizational Development (Volume 31)

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  • Publish Date: 2012-10-15
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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:

  • Professional development for geographically dispersed faculty
  • Implementing a learning consortium for communication and change
  • Faculty engagement in program-level outcomes assessment
  • What educational developers need to know about faculty-artists
  • Exploring the spiritual roots of midcareer faculty
  • Raising funds from faculty for faculty development centers
  • Mentoring in higher education
  • Tough-love consulting in order to effect change
  • Research on the impact of educational development
  • Examining effective faculty practice
  • Insights on millennial students
  • Contemplative pedagogy of teaching and learning centers
  • Faculty and student perspectives on course evaluation terminology
  • Questions about student ratings
  • Small-group individual diagnosis to improve online instruction
  • Supporting international faculty
  • Complex ecologies of diversity, identity, teaching, and learning
  • Organizational strategies for fostering faculty racial inclusion
  • The truth about students' capacity for multitasking
  • Tweeting: the 2011 POD HBCUFDN Conference Twitter backchannel
  • Designing active learning with flexible technology

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