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Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 57–70 | Cite as

Senior Leaders and Teaching Environments: Faculty Perceptions of Administrators’ Support of Innovation

  • Eddie R. ColeEmail author
  • Amber D. Dumford
  • Thomas F. Nelson Laird
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Abstract

We used data from the 2012 administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to measure faculty perceptions of senior leaders’ (e.g., deans, provosts, presidents) support for innovation in teaching. Specifically, this study explored what faculty characteristics predict faculty perceptions of leaders’ support for innovation in teaching and how those perceptions relate to several teaching practices (e.g., active classroom practice). The goal for this study was to gain additional insight into how faculty members approach teaching. The implications of these findings are presented along with some considerations for future research.

Keywords

Faculty Teaching Innovation Administration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eddie R. Cole
    • 1
    Email author
  • Amber D. Dumford
    • 2
  • Thomas F. Nelson Laird
    • 3
  1. 1.College of William and Mary, School of EducationWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.University of South Florida, College of EducationTampaUSA
  3. 3.Indiana University, Center for Postsecondary Research, Eigenmann HallBloomingtonUSA

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