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Preparing New Faculty to Teach in a Changing Higher Education Environment: An Exploratory Convergent Mixed Methods Research
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, , University of Alberta, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The University of Alberta’s Centre for Teaching and Learning offers a yearly New Professor Orientation that aims to inform about teaching and the supports available for those with teaching responsibilities. This orientation is vital because although the first teaching experiences often shape new faculty attitudes and effectiveness as instructors, many embark with little or no guidance. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the teaching, technology and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning needs to inform the redevelopment of the New Professor Teaching Orientation. The study used an exploratory convergent mixed methods design. Participants (n = 53) responded a modified version of the Faculty Development Needs Assessment tool and participated in semi-structured interviews. Findings showed that new faculty have different needs as they advance through their teaching careers.

Citation

Vargas-Madriz, L.F. & Nocente, N. (2019). Preparing New Faculty to Teach in a Changing Higher Education Environment: An Exploratory Convergent Mixed Methods Research. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 875-880). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 17, 2019 from .

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