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Table of Contents

About the Authors xiii

Preface xxix

Acknowledgments xxxv

Ethical Guidelines for Educational Developers xxxvii

Broadening Our Scope

1. Professional Development for Geographically
Dispersed Faculty: Emerging Trends, Organizational Challenges, and Considerations for the Future 3
Emily Donnelli-Sallee, Amber Dailey-Hebert, B. Jean Mandernach

2 Implementing a University Learning Consortium for Shared Communication and Proactive Campus Change 21
David W. Schumann, Dorian Stiefel, Michelle Corvette, Chutney W. Guyton

3 Faculty Engagement in Program-Level Outcomes
Assessment: A Learning Process 37
Elizabeth L. Evans


Reaching Out to New Audiences

4 What Educational Developers Need to Know About Faculty-Artists in the Academy 55
Natasha Haugnes, Hoag Holmgren, Martin Springborg

5 An Exploration of the Spiritual Roots of the Midcareer Faculty Experience 69
Virginia S. Lee, Dorothe J. Bach, Richard N. Muthiah

6 The Donors Next Door: Raising Funds from Faculty for Faculty Development Centers 85
Genevieve G. Shaker, Megan M. Palmer


Building Effective Relationships

7 The Gentle Art of Mentoring in Higher Education: Facilitating Success in the Academic World 103
Nancy H. Barry

8 Tough-Love Consulting: Using a Provocative Consultation Style to Effect Change 115
Allison P. Boye, Suzanne Tapp

9 Researching the Impact of Educational Development: Basis for Informed Practice 129
Nancy Van Note Chism, Matthew Holley, Cameron J. Harris


Practicing Innovative Teaching and Learning

10 Examining Effective Faculty Practice: Teaching Clarity and Student Engagement 149
Allison BrckaLorenz, Tony Ribera, Jillian Kinzie, Eddie R. Cole

11 Millennial Students: Insights from Generational Theory and Learning Science 161
Michele DiPietro

12 Contemplative Pedagogy: The Special Role of Teaching and Learning Centers 177
Daniel Barbezat, Allison Pingree


Assessing Student Learning

13 A Comparison of Faculty and Student Perspectives on Course Evaluation Terminology 195
Carol Lauer

14 Time to Raise Questions About Student Ratings 213
Linda B. Nilson

15 Using Small Group Individual Diagnosis to Improve Online Instruction 229
Jennifer H. Herman, Melissa Langridge


Setting a Context for Promoting Diversity

16. Supporting International Faculty: Perspectives of a Tiger Teacher Who Adapted to the American Classroom, a Colleague, and an Administrator 247
Cuiting Li, Sterling K. Wall, Marty Loy, Kelly Schoonaert

17 Understanding Intersecting Processes: Complex Ecologies of Diversity, Identity, Teaching, and Learning 261
Kristen A. Renn

18 Organizational Strategies for Fostering Faculty Racial Inclusion 277
Dannielle Joy Davis, Edward J. Brantmeier, Roben Torosyan, Hyacinth E. Findlay


Integrating Technology into Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development

19 Please Read While Texting and Driving 295
C. Edward Watson, Krista P. Terry, Peter E. Doolittle

20 Tweeting #PODHBCU: Content and Process of the 2011 POD HBCUFDN Conference Twitter Backchannel 311
Mary C. Wright, Rachel K. Niemer, Derek Bruff, Katherine Valle

21 Collaborating with Faculty to Design Active Learning with Flexible Technology 329
Beth A. Fisher, Kathryn G. Miller, William E. Buhro, Deborah J. Frank, Regina F. Frey

About the Author

THE EDITORS James E. Groccia, former president of POD, is director ofthe Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning andassociate professor of higher education at Auburn University. Laura Cruz is director of the Coulter Faculty Commons andassociate professor of history at Western Carolina University.

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