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Author Mustafaa

Title Observing and Interviewing : Negotiating Faculty Spaces as a Graduate Research Assistant / Mustafaa
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Sage Publications Ltd, 2017
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Summary In January 2014, I began working as an evaluator on an education reform project being implemented by faculty in science and engineering departments at my university. The core goals of the project were for participating faculty members to improve students learning, engagement, and recruitment and retention in selected introductory-level courses offered by the science and engineering departments. As a member of the projects evaluation team, a significant part of my work was to examine faculty members processes for carrying out the project by observing their weekly or biweekly planning meetings and interviewing faculty members to gain a more in-depth understanding of these implementation processes.In this methods case, I will discuss issues that arose as I observed faculty planning meetings and interviewed faculty members. I will specifically conceptualize these issues as related to my position as a graduate student researcher, studying the work of lecturers and professors who were all post-PhD. At times, this difference in position meant that I had to navigate uncomfortable spaces in my efforts to accurately examine, understand, and describe faculty members work. This methods case illuminates important issues students must consider when engaging in research and evaluation which focus on the work of faculty in higher education and suggests ways students may consider negotiating these spaces
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Subject Education, Higher -- Research -- Case studies.
Educational change -- Research -- Case studies.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Research -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473993695