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October 07 , 2007

To Improve the Academy

Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development, Volume 32


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.

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Contents include:

  • Evidence-based changes in faculty and organizational development
  • Creative collaboration between faculty and technologists
  • Integrating research on teaching and learning and the practice of teaching
  • Formal and informal support for pretenure faculty
  • Strategies to support senior faculty
  • Faculty development and productivity
  • Using e-portfolios in hybrid professional development
  • Developing a faculty learning community grounded in the science of how people learn
  • Assessing the long-term impact of a professional development program
  • An analysis of faculty development scholarship
  • Program planning, prioritizing, and improvement
  • A consultations tracking database system for improving faculty development consultation services
  • Graduate assistant development
  • Using undergraduates to prepare international teaching assistants for the American classroom
  • Tracking perceptions of preparation for future faculty competencies
  • Student consultants of color and faculty members working together toward culturally sustaining pedagogy
  • Measuring student learning to document faculty teaching effectiveness
  • Learning with mobile apps
  • Slow pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and professional development
  • Principles of video games that can enhance teaching
  • The Reacting to the Past pedagogy and engaging the first-year student
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