Faculty Development And Student Learning: Assessing The Connections by William Condon

Faculty Development And Student Learning: Assessing The Connections

byWilliam Condon, Ellen R. Iverson, Cathryn A. Manduca

Hardcover | February 15, 2016

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Colleges and universities across the US have created special initiatives to promote faculty development, but to date there has been little research to determine whether such programs have an impact on students' learning. Faculty Development and Student Learning reports the results of a multi-year study undertaken by faculty at Carleton College and Washington State University to assess how students' learning is affected by faculty members' efforts to become better teachers. Extending recent research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to assessment of faculty development and its effectiveness, the authors show that faculty participation in professional development activities positively affects classroom pedagogy, student learning, and the overall culture of teaching and learning in a college or university.

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William Condon is Professor of English at Washington State University. He is coauthor of Writing the Information Superhighway and Assessing the Portfolio: Principles for Theory, Practice, and Research.Ellen R. Iverson is Director of Evaluation at the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College.Cathryn A. Manduca is Director o...

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Title:Faculty Development And Student Learning: Assessing The ConnectionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:172 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253018781

ISBN - 13:9780253018786

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Pathways from Faculty Learning to Student Learning and Beyond, by Mary Taylor Huber

1. Connecting Faculty Learning to Student Learning

2. Sites of Faculty Learning

3. Seeking the Evidence

4. Faculty Learning Applied

5. Spreading the Benefits

6. Reaching Students

7. Faculty Development Matters

Afterword, by Richard Haswell

Appendix 1: Critical and Integrative Thinking Forms, Washington State University, 2009

Appendix 2: Methodologies in the Study

Appendix 3: History of the Critical Thinking Rubric

Appendix 4: Rating Forms

References

Acknowledgments

Notes

Editorial Reviews

"This book is highly recommended and has implications for any library who provides faculty development in the form of workshops or consultation services. It also provides a useful context to engage campus discussions about information literacy. The authors end their study with a useful discussion of strategies that can make professional development more effective." -Journal of Academic Libraries