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written by Charles R. Henderson and Kathleen Quardokus
Efforts to improve teaching in higher education have often focused on individual faculty. However, there is a growing consensus that the academic department is a more productive focus of change initiatives. Yet, academic departments are not all the same. Understanding the structure of relationships within a department is important for identifying who should be involved in the change effort and in what roles. It is also likely that a successful change effort will modify the structure of relationships within a department. This paper presents the preliminary results from a study of two academic departments at a research university. A social network for each department was constructed based on a web survey that asked faculty to identify colleagues with whom they had teaching-related conversations. We identify characteristics of the individuals and departments and describe how learning about this hidden structure can be beneficial to change agents.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 170-173
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Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
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- Communication
- Teacher Characteristics
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.4789679
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
Educational Change, Higher Education, PERC 2012, Social Network Analysis
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C. Henderson and K. Quardokus, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12803&DocID=3337).
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C. Henderson and K. Quardokus, Department-level change: Using social network analysis to map the hidden structure of academic departments, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12803&DocID=3337>.
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Henderson, C., & Quardokus, K. (2012, August 1-2). Department-level change: Using social network analysis to map the hidden structure of academic departments. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved November 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12803&DocID=3337
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Henderson, Charles, and Kathleen Quardokus. "Department-level change: Using social network analysis to map the hidden structure of academic departments." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12803&DocID=3337 (accessed 27 November 2014).
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Henderson, Charles, and Kathleen Quardokus. "Department-level change: Using social network analysis to map the hidden structure of academic departments." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 170-173 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 27 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12803&DocID=3337>.
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